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Title: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 06, 2014, 01:56:27 pm
---F.S.S. (Free Star Ship) Legion, In orbit above Cera.---
(Legion orbits Cera, its sapphire and gray coloring gleaming oddly with the light of the nearby star. Freshly emblazoned on its hull is a blue shield with white border, a  silver dual-edged shortsword sticking up from the lower center. It is a symbol of change... a symbol of hope for a galaxy passing through hell. It gleams beautifully.)

Nozomi: When'll they be here, daddy?
Cosette: I'll give you 10 to 1 that they don't show.
Nozomi: You don't have to be here, you know.
Cosette: I sure as hell don't. I don't need to join some grand charity group!
Nozomi: Then why are you here?
Cosette: I guess I owe these losers for that Ongess job they pulled.
Whalecow: Ladies! Try to get along for two seconds, okay? I'm sure they'll be here soon.
Sensors: Sir! Contact on scanners!
Whalecow: Ah... they're finally here!
Cosette: ...

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It's been two years since the battle of New Eden. The Sunrider went down with her captain aboard at the second battle of Cera. The Alliance's methods for "peace" were leaked shortly after the victory, and its unity is all but a thing of the past. PACT was utterly defeated. All that remains are a few diehard cells scattered throughout the galaxy.
It is a time of anarchy. Many factions have arisen to fill the void. Empires rise and fall, the victims of their own power...but it is the common man who suffers. For a time Legion was part of these factions... but no longer. Today it is a symbol of total, complete independence. Yet the future of the galaxy is even more dangerous and foreboding than ever.
The time has come for a solution. Today we christen the ADF, or Alliance for the Defense of Freedom. Today we make an oath to come to each others aid when requested, to muster in force when necessary, for the preservation of life, liberty, and general well-being of the everyday individual. Each member shall be independent, free to travel as they wish. Do not forget the obligations of mutual aid, however.
I extent this invitation to all individuals, their planets, moons, starbases, starships, etc. Join us. Join the ADF.
And to all you tyrants out there... We are one. We are powerful. And we are coming.
-Whalecow, Captain of the FSS Legion. The entirety of the ADF charter.

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Whalecow: So... what say you? Will you answer this call to arms?
Cosette: Or will you go running with your tail between your legs?
Nozomi: We need you guys!
Ava: To leave the common man defenseless... Unacceptable.
Whalecow: We're waiting...


Your move.

Prince/Moralist spreadsheet:
 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MkY6v4MU4nKee_P9kJmU5wKIVqoaCNj-vKSfaFgzoR0/edit?usp=sharing
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: chm2012 on November 06, 2014, 10:32:28 am
Hmm, a gigantic weapon of doom as a symbol of defense? Somehow I don't think that I would join you (as a freedom fighter).

Of course, if you'd institute the next "New Empire II, now with 185% more firepower!" I'll be at your side...so state your true intentions! :)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 06, 2014, 07:37:43 pm
I would like to sign up as your nemesis. With my own enormous capital ship of evil, which is actually just a recolour of Legion, and an imperialistic crew which won't hesitate to manually fire their vanguards to wipe out your pathetic wreck of a starship i'll take you all down. My loyal slaves! We can't let anyone have a free line of thought, let alone be free in any way. It's time we show the world how powerful the force of order is to be reckoned with! We shall be obliged to act as one, obey your superiors no matter what they tell you, protect the tyranny all around the galaxy, and not hesitate to go manually fire the vanguards when we have to. We bring to this galaxy dark era of slavery, control, and law enforcement. And may the ideals of ORDER, OPPRESSION, INJUSTICE reign forever!!!!!
*insert obligatory evil laugh here*
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 06, 2014, 01:09:11 pm
Endershadow: Endershadow reporting in. I'll join the ADF.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 06, 2014, 01:30:31 pm
What do I do, what do I do?!?!
Evil?Good?Evil?Good? AAAAAARRRGGGG DECISIONS

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Sphee: ADF?... The Galaxy sure is about to change. I will have to think this trhough.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 06, 2014, 04:09:40 pm
Recruitment will continue. Here is a response for what we have now.
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Hmm, a gigantic weapon of doom as a symbol of defense? Somehow I don't think that I would join you (as a freedom fighter).

Of course, if you'd institute the next "New Empire II, now with 185% more firepower!" I'll be at your side...so state your true intentions!
No, it's actually for defense. And yes, I have already stated my intentions.
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I would like to sign up as your nemesis. With my own enormous capital ship of evil, which is actually just a recolour of Legion, and an imperialistic crew which won't hesitate to manually fire their vanguards to wipe out your pathetic wreck of a starship i'll take you all down. My loyal slaves! We can't let anyone have a free line of thought, let alone be free in any way. It's time we show the world how powerful the force of order is to be reckoned with! We shall be obliged to act as one, obey your superiors no matter what they tell you, protect the tyranny all around the galaxy, and not hesitate to go manually fire the vanguards when we have to. We bring to this galaxy dark era of slavery, control, and law enforcement. And may the ideals of ORDER, OPPRESSION, INJUSTICE reign forever!!!!!
*insert obligatory evil laugh here*
ehehehe...
AHAHAHAHAHAHA!
A cheap replica cannot compare to the power of good that has come to this galaxy! All fighters for freedom... Unite!
Alright "Yin", you have no idea what has begun here!
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Endershadow: Endershadow reporting in. I'll join the ADF.
An excellent start. Anyone else?
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What do I do, what do I do?!?!
Evil?Good?Evil?Good? AAAAAARRRGGGG DECISIONS

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Sphee: ADF?... The Galaxy sure is about to change. I will have to think this trhough.
Make your choice. We'll be here.
And yes. Change is coming.


Keep going! Whoo!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 07, 2014, 09:57:07 am
Don't worry, i'l make a worthwhile rival. I'll modify the ship so that it's so much more powerful than yours that it'll be impossible for anything short of your entire alliance, united in the power of friendship or possibly multiple manually fired vanguard cannons at the same time. That'll probably be too difficult for you to achieve so i can leave that as it's only weakness. muhahahahaha~
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 07, 2014, 12:37:38 pm
Don't worry, i'l make a worthwhile rival. I'll modify the ship so that it's so much more powerful than yours that it'll be impossible for anything short of your entire alliance, united in the power of friendship or possibly multiple manually fired vanguard cannons at the same time. That'll probably be too difficult for you to achieve so i can leave that as it's only weakness. muhahahahaha~

I don't think manually fired Vanguards are more powerful than remotely fired ones. Also, don't underestimate my control of reality holes.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 07, 2014, 01:37:10 pm
I see you aren't that well studied about your faction after all. Why are you following them? If you were, you'd know that the Legion design, which my ship copies,  is capable of shrugging off a lot of stuff which would otherwise make it easy and painless to deal with. But it probably won't work that well for your Legion now. Being badly battered and switching sides does not go along well with overpowered attributes for your kind.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 07, 2014, 01:50:38 pm
I see you aren't that well studied about your faction after all. Why are you following them? If you were, you'd know that the Legion design, which my ship copies,  is capable of shrugging off a lot of stuff which would otherwise make it easy and painless to deal with. But it probably won't work that well for your Legion now. Being badly battered and switching sides does not go along well with overpowered attributes for your kind.

My point still stands.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Lightfollower on November 07, 2014, 02:01:35 pm
Lightfollower reporting in.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 07, 2014, 06:31:45 pm
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Don't worry, i'l make a worthwhile rival. I'll modify the ship so that it's so much more powerful than yours that it'll be impossible for anything short of your entire alliance, united in the power of friendship or possibly multiple manually fired vanguard cannons at the same time. That'll probably be too difficult for you to achieve so i can leave that as it's only weakness. muhahahahaha~
Hehehehe. You forget. I have had Legion for the last two years. It's seen EXTENSIVE upgrades, to the point where it can annihilate many normal Legions with hardly a scratch.
And don't laugh at friendship just because you are evil and have no friends.
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I see you aren't that well studied about your faction after all. Why are you following them? If you were, you'd know that the Legion design, which my ship copies,  is capable of shrugging off a lot of stuff which would otherwise make it easy and painless to deal with. But it probably won't work that well for your Legion now. Being badly battered and switching sides does not go along well with overpowered attributes for your kind.
Badly battered. Hah! It is true, we held back a massive nuking of New Eden during the final battle. We had nothing left to give. So we came to Cera and got a hull repair, a repaint, etc.
We have... other upgrades...
But you'll find out about them soon enough.
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Lightfollower reporting in.
Welcome aboard.


Keep those invite acceptances coming!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 10, 2014, 10:51:08 pm
Uh...Hi? This is KTKM, reporting for duty.

Did I arrive too late? I didn't see anyone here, a-are you using cloak field? or did I go to the wrong place?

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Lightfollower on November 10, 2014, 11:13:24 pm
Well it is simply a question of what do we do now?

Personally I vote we go find some new intelligent species and declare war on them. I believe that is the lead up for many invasion scenarios.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 10, 2014, 11:32:30 pm
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Did I arrive too late? I didn't see anyone here, a-are you using cloak field? or did I go to the wrong place?
Legion is currently cloaked, yes.

I was waiting for any additional individuals who wished to join.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 11, 2014, 10:25:24 pm
Friends are unnecessary and actually less reliable than slaves. Even if nobody joins me, i'm sure i'll still fit the standards for evil power in a game. Just you wait!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 12, 2014, 04:10:03 am
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Friends are unnecessary and actually less reliable than slaves. Even if nobody joins me, i'm sure i'll still fit the standards for evil power in a game. Just you wait!
Insane AND sociopathic...
You'll do.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Lightfollower on November 12, 2014, 04:15:27 am
Just so you know we know a girl similar to you my fine fellow. Her name is President Melonlord AKA Cosette. Be sure to play nice. We don't want a rerun of last week.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 12, 2014, 04:30:54 am
You know Cosette is my squadron commander, right? lol.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Lightfollower on November 12, 2014, 04:59:50 am
Well I don't think Cosette would deny being a sociopath (she might deny being insane though).
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 12, 2014, 05:08:35 am
---FSS Legion, Cera System. Legion Auditorium.---
(A conference room is set up in Legion's auditorium. The members of the newly formed ADF sit here and there at the table, eating a variety of cuisine prepared in Legion's kitchens. At last, Whalecow stands up at a podium on a stage to speak.)
Whalecow: Today, we are here to officially christen the Alliance for the Defense of Freedom...
Today we promise that one day, this galaxy shall indeed be free from the wars that have engulfed it for so long, and from starvation and sickness as well. You all already know the terms. Now to pass around this list of contact information for you to fill out... (He starts the list around the room.)
In addition, here. (He passes a stack of datapads to Cosette, who starts passing them out to all who have signed the sheet.)
Cosette: Next time he tells me to play secretary, I'm slitting his throat.
Whalecow: These are datapads containing contact information for every known planet in the galaxy, as well as clearance for their space. Think of it as the ultimate E-Z pass. You are all now certified galaxy-wide travelers. Do not abuse this position, however... It took a lot for Legion to earn this much trust.
(as the process continues, Whalecow takes a brief pause before adding:)
Does anyone have any questions?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 12, 2014, 12:10:09 pm
Yes, sir, so what shall we do with that guy...uh- ya know- the man who sign up as our nemesis. Shall we keep an eye on him? or maybe we shall ignore him as long as he didn't try to attack us?

Oh, and can I stay in the Legion for a while and install the 40 tubes of Torpedo Launcher in the Legion? For safety of course, I am sure that our crew will love it!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 12, 2014, 09:04:59 pm
Yes, sir, so what shall we do with that guy...uh- ya know- the man who sign up as our nemesis. Shall we keep an eye on him? or maybe we shall ignore him as long as he didn't try to attack us?

I think the plan was to watch him and not attack until he attacks or does something that requires are intervention.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 12, 2014, 06:17:20 pm
He didn't sign up, exactly...
But yeah, the instant he tries to nuke a planet, it's on. He is not at the meeting, of course.
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Oh, and can I stay in the Legion for a while and install the 40 tubes of Torpedo Launcher in the Legion? For safety of course, I am sure that our crew will love it!
Sure. If we don't have enough space, we'll replace the conventional missile weapons with the difference.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 12, 2014, 06:27:19 pm
Finally, with our Spectre like status the Galaxy will learn our peaceful ways by force!!!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 12, 2014, 08:53:39 pm
The first person that pulls a Saren dies.
will be brought in for a court martial...
In which Cosette will be the judge.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 12, 2014, 09:01:35 pm
As my first evil deed i'll fire the main cannon on Ryuvia to help unite it, Far Port, and Ongess into a small empire. Of course that won't be necessary if they submit to me on their own, so hopefully some represantive of the government of these planets would read it here and arrange that. I don't wanna risk accidentally blowing up the entire planet either, i do need to get at least some servants to get the supply chain going, all this ammunition and remodelling is expensive...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 12, 2014, 11:03:43 pm
Far Port is under New Ongessite banner. They'd never surrender. And Old Ongess is deserted.
Ryuvia would pretty much be yours. Until we get this meeting done and come kick your ass.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 12, 2014, 11:12:00 pm
[Mind if I jump in? I might be a forum lurker, but I'm also not a jackass. Or, rather... I'm a forum vet from some random Minecraft server you guys wouldn't know.

If "wings" is cool with it, I'd like to be his loyal Starscream Viceroy. I've even got my first bit of grandstanding planned out.

On a related note... what do us bad guys call ourselves?]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Lightfollower on November 13, 2014, 01:26:03 am
As my first evil deed i'll fire the main cannon on Ryuvia to help unite it, Far Port, and Ongess into a small empire.

As the Commandant of New Ongess we will never surrender and we will not negotiate.

Also Commander Whalecow do you have any suggestion on what we should do with these new privileges? Just want to hear some suggestions.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 13, 2014, 02:15:34 am
You know, go save the galaxy! These clearances give us the privilege of ignoring political boundaries as well as societal norms.
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[Mind if I jump in? I might be a forum lurker, but I'm also not a jackass. Or, rather... I'm a forum vet from some random Minecraft server you guys wouldn't know.

If "wings" is cool with it, I'd like to be his loyal Starscream Viceroy. I've even got my first bit of grandstanding planned out.

On a related note... what do us bad guys call ourselves?]
I ask for "Power Rangers" and I get regular teenage thugs... *sigh*.
Eh, we don't mind. Just don't be unreasonable in stating your activities.
So, bad guys. Congrats on capturing a planet worth squat, this coming from a former Ryuvian citizen.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 13, 2014, 01:26:10 pm
i do need to get at least some servants to get the supply chain going, all this ammunition and remodelling is expensive...

Psst...(Whispering) hey,I hear you want some ammunation. wanna buy some torpedoes? I have a good old-cheap Torps and also a lot of servant robots over here...

Opps- uh...nothing here guys, nothing here, move along.  :P

Ah damnit! I forgot that I'm still inside the Legion!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 13, 2014, 11:39:42 pm
[Okay, so, my first bit of grandstanding will be a bit of world-building. This is as much to test the direction of the thread as anything; if Whalecow says this isn't what the thread's about I'll take down the post. Hmmm... should it be more goofy or cool?]

The position of "Viceroy of Iber" is a recently recognized one, created from the extremely recent recognition of Iber as a planet-scale colony rather than outpost, a recognition which has lagged far behind the actual scale of the planet. This is due to the unique condition of Iber's founding and its continued isolation.

Iber was created from a once-in-a-century opportunity when a moon-sized comet -rich in frozen water- entered the distant asteroid belt of a barely colonized star system. The comet was caught, redirected, and made to absorb carefully selected asteroids (rich in certain materials) . Then, another moon-sized object -an asteroid filled with innumerous ore-s was directed into orbit around the soon-to-be-planet. The comet -partially covered by countless asteroids- was deified Viriashus, while the asteroid was called Lusitar.

The result was the harsh, unstable pseudo-planet, Iber. It is large enough in mass and rich enough in iron to eventually form a magma core (and with it, the precious magnetic field that greater planets enjoy), though, for now, this only means extensive earthquakes and death-plumes breaking through the earth. Meteorites continually bomb the surface, a lack of key materials makes entire industries (namely agriculture) unprofitable, there has been no effort to build an atmosphere, and no sun is close enough to provide daylight.

As an immediate result, few structures are built on the actual surface of Iber. Those that are never go without a basic thrust system allowing for either hours of low-altitude hovering, or an assisted escape from Iber's low gravity and minimal atmosphere.

Despite all the difficulties inherent in Iber, the relative safety and order of the distant rock (helped by an extensive outreach effort promising egalitarianism and liberty) has attracted 12 million chosen immigrants from the troubles of the last several years. The populace is as harsh and stoic as their planet, and a well-designed indoctrination system along with an outstanding industrial ability aimed towards capital production has produced a patriotic and industrious people. In terms of warmaking potential, Iber can match far larger planets.

In addition, the unique factors of Iber make it ideally suited towards engine production and refinement. These affordable and powerful engines define the warships that Viceroy Marvel devotes to his master.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 13, 2014, 03:50:31 pm
i do need to get at least some servants to get the supply chain going, all this ammunition and remodelling is expensive...

Psst...(Whispering) hey,I hear you want some ammunation. wanna buy some torpedoes? I have a good old-cheap Torps and also a lot of servant robots over here...

Opps- uh...nothing here guys, nothing here, move along.  :P

Ah damnit! I forgot that I'm still inside the Legion!

Gets info of all the know Galaxy, a status that lets us do almost anything... And tries to start a torpedo black market...

I like how you work.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 13, 2014, 08:15:50 pm
Just don't start a slavery ring or sell H-bombs, guys. If you do screw up and people blame Legion, we can show them the document and say you are autonomous when not mustered.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Lightfollower on November 15, 2014, 05:17:31 am
Don't worry. I put myself in charge of the damage control department which I just made. If they do get out of hand we will be able to wipe their existance from every mainframe and system in the galaxy so we can maintain a "we have never heard of that person in our lives" approach.

Now if you need me I have gathered a few ships and am going to explore uncharted space. Wish me luck.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 15, 2014, 06:06:27 pm
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Don't worry. I put myself in charge of the damage control department which I just made. If they do get out of hand we will be able to wipe their existence from every mainframe and system in the galaxy so we can maintain a "we have never heard of that person in our lives" approach.

Now if you need me I have gathered a few ships and am going to explore uncharted space. Wish me luck.
Delightful. You can go whenever, just leave a ship or two and an officer so we can finish these wonderful "festivities"
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 15, 2014, 10:06:33 pm
So stuck up! Don't you even care about safety of your own people? I can burn your precious Ongess down to the ground, and it'll be your fault for not being adaptive. By the way, Ryuvia actually surrendered without me having to shoot, so i have decided to leave the government system mostly intact, taking only a few precautions. You'll be surprised how effective subtle manipulation and propaganda can be. Maybe eventually i'll give you a personal invitation to the planet so you can see it for yourself Ha ha ha!


All help is appreciated, but these are the kind of people which would particularly be welcome
- Up to two advisors/ sidekicks who'd praise my every action and give me good advice and be utterly evil and loyal to me. Betrayal is not allowed unless i betray you first.
-Someone skilled in bombing planets or space stations - you don't need a gun as bic as mine to do it, just be capable of breaching a space station's hull at least. Due to the uniqueness of the job it will probably be difficult for you to betray me, but who knows?
-A double agent to spy on the ADF. You have to be as inconspicious as you can get. Eventually you'll be able to pick which side you actually want to swear your absolute loyalty to, or even try to mediate the conflict on the grounds that deep down our goals are the same but i doubt that will work. He heh.

Anyone else - you are free to be my vassals if you want to, but keep in mind that i won't hesitate to destroy you if you do something i don't like. New relatively safe positions might be coming soon though!

And yeah...i'll be happy to purchase any illegal stuff since officially buying anything is too damn expensive thanks to this stupid free market capitalism. Just gotta take measures so i don't lose much if a deal goes awry...hold on...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 16, 2014, 06:59:56 am
Now, see, here's the boss I signed up for all those years ago. Keep at them man!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 16, 2014, 01:37:33 pm
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So stuck up! Don't you even care about safety of your own people? I can burn your precious Ongess down to the ground, and it'll be your fault for not being adaptive. By the way, Ryuvia actually surrendered without me having to shoot, so i have decided to leave the government system mostly intact, taking only a few precautions. You'll be surprised how effective subtle manipulation and propaganda can be. Maybe eventually i'll give you a personal invitation to the planet so you can see it for yourself Ha ha ha!
Sigh. You know we emptied Ongess, right? All on Farport now? We renamed it New Ongess? Ringing any bells? Lightfollower is the defensive coordinater, so that base is covered. And as for Old Ongess...
Cosette: Burn it to the ground! We don't give a damn!
And as for Ryuvia... my birth-people were always pushovers. But we'll help them soon enough. Maybe we WILL "visit". Thanks for the mission suggestion.

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 16, 2014, 07:30:32 am
Aw, come on, i'm reasonable, i'm not out just for your bases...yet. Unless maybe you tried to evacuate the entire population of the planet, i would love to hear how'd you go about it and how that was not forced relocation or something i wouldn't do. I guess it's mine now then. Too bad i can't properly invest resources into developing it when there are dangerous alliances lurking about, so instead i'll just have to sell a colonial charter to some subject company, not like they are doing anything useful.
You're being awfully generous, but if i don't reach my full goal i'm going to lose prestige, and i can't afford that, so i have to prepare for the invasion anyway. Just so you know, if your flagship won't be there, there's a high chance that the invasion will succeed, so don't just slack off orbiting one of the most important planets in the galaxy!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 16, 2014, 06:14:45 pm
Spoiler
So stuck up! Don't you even care about safety of your own people? I can burn your precious Ongess down to the ground, and it'll be your fault for not being adaptive. By the way, Ryuvia actually surrendered without me having to shoot, so i have decided to leave the government system mostly intact, taking only a few precautions. You'll be surprised how effective subtle manipulation and propaganda can be. Maybe eventually i'll give you a personal invitation to the planet so you can see it for yourself Ha ha ha!


All help is appreciated, but these are the kind of people which would particularly be welcome
- Up to two advisors/ sidekicks who'd praise my every action and give me good advice and be utterly evil and loyal to me. Betrayal is not allowed unless i betray you first.
-Someone skilled in bombing planets or space stations - you don't need a gun as bic as mine to do it, just be capable of breaching a space station's hull at least. Due to the uniqueness of the job it will probably be difficult for you to betray me, but who knows?
-A double agent to spy on the ADF. You have to be as inconspicious as you can get. Eventually you'll be able to pick which side you actually want to swear your absolute loyalty to, or even try to mediate the conflict on the grounds that deep down our goals are the same but i doubt that will work. He heh.

Anyone else - you are free to be my vassals if you want to, but keep in mind that i won't hesitate to destroy you if you do something i don't like. New relatively safe positions might be coming soon though!


Hmm... That make me almost want to join you thought, I'm good at torpedoing-things and can use my torps to one-shot-kill any space station, but I'm a free ma,  I don't want to become vassal or anything like that, that's why I love ADF more than you.

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And yeah...i'll be happy to purchase any illegal stuff since officially buying anything is too damn expensive thanks to this stupid free market capitalism. Just gotta take measures so i don't lose much if a deal goes awry...hold on...

Even thought we are enemy, but money is always my friend. I have lots of nice-and-cheap torpedoes with 1/4 of the maket price and 1/4 of the market quality And I also got every type of Torps you can imagine, Oxygen Torpedo, Atomic Torpedo,Human Torpedo, Anti-matter torpedo, and a special one- The Tor-Pedo!
 Since I almost like you, I will give an almost 50% discount for the first time buying. So....deal?

Uh-and-uh, there's still nothing here guys, I'm not trying to start a black market or anything! please move along!
Damnit! I still forgot that I'm still inside the Legion!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 16, 2014, 11:03:04 pm
-A double agent to spy on the ADF. You have to be as inconspicious as you can get. Eventually you'll be able to pick which side you actually want to swear your absolute loyalty to, or even try to mediate the conflict on the grounds that deep down our goals are the same but i doubt that will work. He heh.


I swear to the RNGesus is not me this time. I'm totally completely 'clean' right now *cough cough*
As for Ongess, Yeah! take that!... Can we stop bringing in what happend in Ongess... I'm 30% sure is not all that important right now.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 16, 2014, 06:38:01 pm
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Hmm... That make me almost want to join you thought, I'm good at torpedoing-things and can use my torps to one-shot-kill any space station, but I'm a free ma,  I don't want to become vassal or anything like that, that's why I love ADF more than you.
Do not be fooled...
The deal will be sweet, but what will you have to do to hold up YOUR END of the bargain?
When you have to ask if the ends justify the means, don't ask. Under those circumstances they never do.

Glad you're on our side, but if I were Stalin, after reading this, I would invade the Poland that is your face.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 16, 2014, 10:15:25 pm
Yeah, that deal sounds nice ^^ just make sure they aren't duds or explode before they're fired, that kind of stuff makes me want to nuke densely populated and prosperous planets.

About what being a vassal would be like, it, well, is kind of a necessary evil.  Without obligations or proper communication a large empire will easily find itself in disarray and be unable to protect itself from outside interference due to people's selfish interests. As your decentralized Alliance grows, unless you'd be content scurrying in a corner of a galaxy with all the same-minded individuals, you will inevitably rack up people with questionable, selfish intents, who won't cooperate as well as you'd like them to and cause you problems. You will have the opportunity to see how it turns out by yourself in the upcoming invasion of Far Port. I'm quite curious about it too, seeing as my empire is still rather young and small. Heh heh heh.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 17, 2014, 12:03:37 am
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Hmm... That make me almost want to join you thought, I'm good at torpedoing-things and can use my torps to one-shot-kill any space station, but I'm a free ma,  I don't want to become vassal or anything like that, that's why I love ADF more than you.
Do not be fooled...
The deal will be sweet, but what will you have to do to hold up YOUR END of the bargain?
When you have to ask if the ends justify the means, don't ask. Under those circumstances they never do.

Glad you're on our side, but if I were Stalin, after reading this, I would invade the Poland that is your face.

Don't worry, I'll make sure they pay the price. If they aren't,Me and my fellow Torpedo Dealers will spread the rumour and they're going to get banned from every Black market dealer in the Galaxy. At this time, their empire's industry isn't strong enough to produce enough ammunition for their fleet, so they are going to keep buying things from us.

Oh, and I will provide FREE Torpedoes for our fleet as always. Also 25% of the money I got will be donated to the  ADF account, for saving the Galaxy from the bad guy!

Yeah, that deal sounds nice ^^ just make sure they aren't duds or explode before they're fired, that kind of stuff makes me want to nuke densely populated and prosperous planets.

No dud torpedo will be sold to our customer, as for the explosion...well, that's not our problem  :P if it explode it would probably because your Torpedo launcher isn't good enough to handle our torps, so what should you do? Buy our Torpedo Launchers too! It's 1/4 of the market price and 1/4 of the market quality as always.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 17, 2014, 04:19:17 am
I will avoid asking how you can make a profit on 1/4 price...

Breaking news! We will begin doing missions tomorrow. I will explain the rules then. However, be aware that there WILL be prince/moralist choices.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 18, 2014, 08:11:50 am
And it'll be pretty much my duty to give you as much of a colourful and varied experience with as many of these choices as possible. He he he heh...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 18, 2014, 01:16:40 am
But before that,don't you need some torpedoes? You know, I'm still open at anytime until we start the mission.  You can pay later without any more charge if you're busy with planning of the invasion.  but please don't forget to pay thought.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 18, 2014, 12:32:43 pm
Just the basic rules for missions:

1. I will give a mission briefing narration in which 2 or more missions will be explained in detail.
2. Each member of the ADF will decide which mission to take. These will be either moralist or prince decisions. They will post their decision.
3. Once everyone has chosen, there can be no take-backs. I will then post an "intro scene" for all missions and explain anything going on in the meantime.
4. Note: Nemeses, please do not respond at all to the missions up too much. Remember that most missions will be based on posts you have made.
5. After the intro scene is posted, ADF members will write a "short-story" about their solution to the problem in the mission they have chosen. It should run like an AWESOME Sci-Fi plot-line. (make it as realistic as possible.)
6. I will read them and decide the "rep" points each member will receive for his or her solution. Then I will post an "outtro scene" based on what is done. Endershadow has volunteered to keep track of individual and net prince/moralist points. These will decide the "flavor" of future missions, as well as the projected state of the ADF as a whole.


I will post the first briefing (see #1-2) on Wednesday.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 18, 2014, 10:36:55 pm
Here's the spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MkY6v4MU4nKee_P9kJmU5wKIVqoaCNj-vKSfaFgzoR0/edit?usp=sharing I'll update it with names as people reply to the mission. Also, you might want to link to the spreadsheet at the top
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 19, 2014, 12:37:43 am
[I, uhhh, meant to post this earlier. I recognize there might be problems with the missions developed, but, I also recognize that this is my last chance at putting this up, so I'm shamelessly doing it]

Iberian ship design has two defining features; immensely poor survivability countered by oversized engines. Iberians ships have three roles; flanking, breakthrough, and skirmishing. Other quirks are a supreme lack of shields; a general increase in mass, which, with their blistering speeds makes them great for ramming; and a general emphasis on redundancy in crew and machinery.

Though Iberian fleets fair poorly against even a stiff breeze, a series of clever design choices, daring strategies, and outstanding intelligence network puts them on par with more developed economies.

The Iberian frigates are exactly what you'd expect out of this strategy. They're fast, lack armor, and carry a ton of missiles. Being somewhat slower but drastically more stealthy than the rest of the fleet, teams of Iberian frigates regularly undertake isolated hunter-killer missions. As such, they come equipped with lasers to deter ryder assaults.

Iberian cruisers, though carrying significantly more tonnage than frigates, carry no more armor and modestly more firepower. Where does that extra tonnage go? Engines. These ships are fast, loud, and willing to ram your command bridge.

Iberian battleships carry significantly more armor, significantly more weapons and go significantly slower (but are still faster than most cruisers). They're generally inferior to comparable ships from more developed economies, but with the caveat that they carry large numbers of well-trained boarding crews, both mechanized and not. These ships are generally tasked with bombarding the enemy at range, protecting carriers, and commandeering ships that have lost their command crews.

The carriers are built roughly as you'd expect. Light armor, big engines, large crews. Notably, they house the most critical portions of the ship (that's the hangar, command center, munitions, sickbay, and escape pods), in thick sheets of the rare (in Iber) military grade armor. Given the small size of this "titanium tub", there is a terrifying amount of cramped automation and waist-height hallways. An Iberian carrier can continue operations (and eventually, be towed) even after the complete loss of power, mobility, and crew.

Iberian ryders are typically (but not universally) locally modified designs. They carry large payloads that are quickly dumped, small amounts of fuel, poor cooling, and no ability to maintain the pilot's life for periods more than three days. They are typically superior in armor or weaponry to other ryders, and are drastically faster; their real weakness is a continual reliance on resupply and steep cost.

Given the developing state of the Iberian navy, new designs and tactics are still being developed...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 19, 2014, 01:08:04 am
Well that may be a little too much more info than necessary. Anyway, official Imperial policies and military tradition shall be revealed after the Alliance begins operating. Good luck out there! Everyone...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 19, 2014, 01:57:33 am
It's not enough that we win by chance. If we beat them with a hand tied behind our back, they won't even try to rebel when we conquer them.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 19, 2014, 04:26:39 am
And when you lose because of being cocky, we will laugh in your faces.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 19, 2014, 03:24:58 pm
No, laughing like that is for villains, who do you think you are?!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 19, 2014, 10:03:47 am
No, laughing like that is for villains, who do you think you are?!

Of course we are black market deal-...Uh, I mean Alliance for the Defense of Freedom! The laughing is for an evil, you know, it just a joke or the insult due to the angry. In real situation if you loose I'm sure that we will stand up and pay the respect quietly for 30 second...but that's before we celebrating, creating a party and laughing at your wrecked ship.  :P

or maybe you will buy my Torpedoes,become my customer. Then I wouldn't do that, No laughing, no celebrating, no-, nothing. Only if you bought more than 400 of Torps from me, such a nice deal, isnt it?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 19, 2014, 01:03:25 pm
Looks like everyone is doing extracurricular activities in the ADF: Exploring the Galaxy, data management, starting black markets...

So I hereby declare the installement of the ADF Theatre Crew!!(ADFTC?) Participation is mandatory unless you want your private photos leaked out.
Our frist play will be Les Miserables, where we shall appoint Cosette as Cosette and Whalecow as Jean Valjean.

As for our missions, let us enemies prepare for oblivion!!!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 19, 2014, 02:11:53 pm
Looks like everyone is doing extracurricular activities in the ADF: Exploring the Galaxy, data management, starting black markets...

So I hereby declare the installement of the ADF Theatre Crew!!(ADFTC?) Participation is mandatory unless you want your private photos leaked out.
Our frist play will be Les Miserables, where we shall appoint Cosette as Cosette and Whalecow as Jean Valjean.

As for our missions, let us enemies prepare for oblivion!!!

I'll control the lights and stuff because I'm a terrible actor... or am I?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 19, 2014, 02:47:56 pm
Awww~ You guys are doing a group play? Send me the recording, yeah?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 19, 2014, 03:55:38 pm
Awww~ You guys are doing a group play? Send me the recording, yeah?

Do you think just because you are an enemy to the ADF you are out of this?.... HAH!!

You will be appointed as random prisioner #2,4 and 7. Also since we don't have enough props you will have to play as 60% of the corpses in the entire play.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 19, 2014, 08:05:39 pm
I'm more of a techie than an actor, thank you very much.

Will it be set in space?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 19, 2014, 08:45:15 pm
---F.S.S. Legion, Standard orbit above Cera, auditorium.---
Whalecow: Now that we're all squared away... we already have a mission. I have been contacted by the galaxy's leading scientist in Lost Technology (and pretty much everything else), and she has arrived to brief us herself. Ms. Ashada?
Chigara: (walks onto the stage) Hello, everyone, here's the situ...(She freezes mid sentence the second she looks at the audience. It is much larger than she is used to.)
Whalecow: ...Chigara...?
Chigara: U-um...
Whalecow: *sigh*. Alright Chigara, look at me while you're talking.
Chigara: (She turns her head to look at Whalecow, then starts speaking again) Ah...uh...right. I have been studying the Lost Technology find in the Galorndorn Core... My probes recently have come back with the information that several systems on the Ryuvian vessels there are still functioning... including several on the Sharr'Lac itself. I lack the resources to begin a large-scale investigation, and there have been unknown ships in the area scanning the debris, as well.
Whalecow: And how can we help?
Chigara: All I need is additional defense so I can begin the research operation. And I need it quickly...before someone else beats us to it.
Whalecow:...because it belongs in a museum...?
Chigara: Because we can use it.
Whalecow: How?
Chigara: If I get my hands on that technology, I can reverse engineer it... that could put us at least a hundred years in the future as far as weapons technology is concerned. And yes, it belongs in a museum. But people will take it and use it for their own gain.
Whalecow: And why are you telling US about this?
Chigara: I believe that our goals are the same... and I trust you to accomplish them. A world where we don't have to constantly look over our shoulder for the next big threat... a galaxy at peace
Whalecow: Well, everyone, looks like we're going to the Galorndorn Core on a little archaeological expedition. I hope everyone's got their fedoras and bullwhips handy...

(Nozomi rushes into the room and up to the stage. (Nozomi is Maray Shields, but several years older, at least 17, and renamed, wishing to leave her past behind. She is also Whalecow's adopted daughter.)
Nozomi: Father!
Whalecow: What is it, Zo?
Nozomi: Just watch this news report... (She grabs the remote and a large screen slides down over the stage. She pushes several buttons and the screen lights u, displaying a female newscaster.)
Newswoman: We are live from Ryuvia, where a massive annexation has just taken place. The government has surrendered to the Super-Dreadnought, Legion. (The camera moves up and the viewing audience can see Legion in orbit. Then it pans down again.) Said government remains in place, the conqueror apparently content with the way things are. Numerous people have been shipped off-world as tribute, with many more to follow. We are unsure at this time what Captain Whalecow is thinking... what happened to Legion's goal to PRESERVE freedom? We have received a text message on all frequencies here... Some organization or other called the "Alliance for the Defense of Freedom"...which no one has ever heard of... is "cordially invited" to examine Ryuvia... to see the hopelessness of their situation. Whatever that means. Whatever this ADF is, I'm not sure if we want them here...if they'll bring any sort of relief...or just more pain...
(Nozomi turns the set off. There is a murmuring in the room.)
Whalecow: ...And we're also going to Ryuvia, it would seem. We'll have to split up our forces.

Cosette: (Gets a message from her comm device) We...may have another problem...
Whalecow: (He is thoroughly annoyed at this point) What is it *now*, Cosette?
Cosette: Oh, nothing... except New Ongess is about to be INVADED! We have to go, NOW.
Whalecow: Damn... I don't know if we have enough members...
Nozomi: ...I'll do it.
Whalecow: What?
Nozomi: The enemy's super-dreadnought will doubtless be there leading it. We take an Alliance cruiser fleet and the F.S.S. Legion and hold them back at New Ongess. I'll lead the fleet. You can go with someone else.
(more murmuring from the group)
Whalecow: Very well. (He turns back to the other members) Two flashpoints. Ryuvia. Galorndorn Core. Choose your poison. Oh...
and get off my ship! We have work to do!(laughs)

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There you go. two missions:
"Lost and (re)Found": Galorndorn Core. Prince option.
"King of Clubs": Ryuvia Prime. Moralist option. (referring here to the lowest suit in Poker)


I will await your decisions before beginning. Choose one. Announce it. Wait for my intro then post what you did to overcome the situation. (No nemesis stories please, we want to win SOMETHING.)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 19, 2014, 10:04:46 pm
"Lost and (re)Found": Galorndorn Core. Prince option.

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(Lights up a cigarette and gets off his chair) Ancient tech,another wannabe Legion... looks like we have job to do.

Ryuvia has fallen again, but apparently it was a surrender, so the enemy is at advantage there: No damaged ships, and they have a good defensive position since I guess the planet's defenses were not damaged, so they will use them against us....Huh, not an easy task.

But an ancient artifact that could change the tides of the war? Make our tech undergo a 100 year jump? Yes, I think that is obviously more important. I will take that task, my F.S.S. Sanguinem is equiped for hit and run operations, so I will get there before anyone else and snach the tech and run right back...F.S.S. still sounds weird...
Maybe if I find something pretty I can put it on my shelf, after Lady Ashada finishes studying it.

As for New Ongess... I think I'm skipping that one, I might not be on the best terms with the Ongessi... Also they had to deal with something similar multiple times in the past, so I guess they should be OK for the time being.

See you on the other side. (Puts out cigarette, throws it up, and leaves for his ship and the Galorndorn Core)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 19, 2014, 11:11:26 pm
[I'm going out of character for a bit? I'm totally not doing nothing that'll have any bearing on the missions.

That is so not how technology works.

I'll... I'll just take it as game logic. And, I will say that you've already given me the next few bad-guy-lines I'll use after this mission.

Best of luck out there.

...Actually, can they fail these missions if they come up with a particularly stupid solution? I think I'd like that.]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 19, 2014, 11:36:06 pm
I'm going with the Nomodorn Core mission. Technology and Chigara FTW.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 20, 2014, 08:21:30 am
"King of Clubs": Ryuvia Prime. Moralist option.
 
.........................................

(I make the more serious face than usual, and begin to speak in the serious tone)
So...yeah, as NOT-A-PACT-Spy said. Ryuvia is under control of the enemy with heavily defend, it wouldn't be easy to make an attack, but that's doesn't mean we can leave them to the enemy hand.

Also, about the Queen of Ryuvia, Before the fall of The Alliance, when PACT still invade and conqure the galaxy. In that time I was just a trader who cruise a torpedo cruiser over the galaxy. The time when I warp to the union mining area, I was attack by a group of pirate. I think they have a blonde hair not-very-tall female leader call herself "Cozate" or something like that. She has a big group of ryders and ships that I can't fight because I almost ran out of ammunition at the time, then the red ryder appear from nowhere, the pilot of the ryder send a transmission to me, said her name is "Asaka Oakrun" and help me fight those pirate, sadly that the pirate flee out of the battle, I wanna thank her, but she quikly follow the pirate and dissapear, I never met her again from that time.

Then after that, I saw a news on the TV that the PACT leader will marry the Ryuvia Princess, I'm pretry sure that the princess on the TV is Miss Oakrun. But since the King of Ryuvia is dead, I know that she will become the queen, I didn't hear any news about the princess of Ryuvia after that, because I move to very far away planet to set up a torpedo factory, But one thing I know is that I owe her, and I need to help her and the Ryuvia this time,  doesn't sure if she's still in the Ryuvia or not., but at least Ryuvia must be saved from the bad guy!

I have a plan for this, althought I can't call my fellow torpedol dealer for help, but my upgraded torpedo cruiser alone is enough for this, with the new short range warp  device, i can warp into the enemy headquater,  attack them without even recieve a scratch damage,  and warp back to the safe place, then keep doing this again to lure the enemy until our fleet arrive to fight against them. With this plan the enemy will be confuse and loose formation quickly, and make it easier for us to attack.

So who wanna go and liberate Ryuvia qith me? Let's show these guys who is the real ADF!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 20, 2014, 10:32:38 am
Whalecow: We are going with KTKM. "King of Clubs": Ryuvia Prime. Moralist option.
Ava: We?
Whalecow: That's right... I need you, Ava.
Ava: Why? Surely you would have a better chance of helping Ryuvia than I would...
Whalecow: It IS my homeplanet. And we've been invited there. This seems to be a mission for diplomacy. Ava, I need that wonderful level head that is on those shoulders.
Ava: Very well... I suggest we get a feel for the place first before doing anything drastic. Take advantage of this opportunity, being "invited" for once to something.
Whalecow: You don't think this could be a trap?
Ava: I have no doubt it is...(She taps the sidearm at her gun-belt)...but I have more than just a level head.
Whalecow: Thanks, Ava.
Ava: Sir!(salutes) I better get the luggage stowed. (She heads off to KTKM's ship to prepare for the journey.)
Whalecow: (murmurs after her) So I can't need you because I'd miss you? Heh.
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A note for the future: Please make sure you don't throw out (amazing) plans to get the job done until I establish the whole scenario in the intro. Impartiality and all that crap.
Also note: I will be writing the intro tomorrow. Thanks for the quick responses.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 20, 2014, 03:02:21 am
[Whalecow, I promise I will be the most ruthless, most regular, most reliable member for the next *year* if it makes you willing to use some subtlety.]

Whalecow, if you make me cringe one more time, I will make it my lifelong goal to attain godhood and *break* *everything*.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 20, 2014, 04:32:21 am
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[Whalecow, I promise I will be the most ruthless, most regular, most reliable member for the next *year* if it makes you willing to use some subtlety.]

Whalecow, if you make me cringe one more time, I will make it my lifelong goal to attain godhood and *break* *everything*.
What does this mean?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 20, 2014, 06:00:05 am
It is an honour to have you on board, Ms. Crescentia! I am the captain of the torpedo cruiser  FSS Kitakami. I heard about your story in the Ceran assualt carrier Sunrider before, my Kitakami is not as large as Sunrider, but at least we have more torpedoes than any ship in the galaxy. Here, let me show you around the ship. There's a bathroom over there...a canteen...up there is the living area...

Also my ship will stay in the fleet until there's a further information. But I'll prepare the warp device so we can warp jump anytime when you are ready, good luck out there everyone!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 20, 2014, 06:13:22 am
For me assault of Ongess is more important at the moment than some Ryuvian artifacts that might not be there. I'm well aware of the dangers and potential they could bring, but it's important to get Ongess at this point as it will be part of what will declare the namesake of our empire. Besides, i already am in possession of a small bit of Ancient Ryuvian Technology. It's nothing too overpowered, but still is guaranteed to give these guys a major pain in the butt. What kind? It's a secret, for now...♥
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 20, 2014, 10:55:39 am
This battle needs some extra spice. Whalecow, is the arrival of a new member still viable right now?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 20, 2014, 08:16:50 pm
The mission has not exactly started yet so i don't think it'd be a problem. I personally welcome lambs to the slaughter. Nothing in the galaxy can possibly threaten my Legion beside another Legion!
And i wouldn't recommend trying to liberate it even if i'm not present. While the government obviously would not be the happiest about occupation, i have tried my best to secure their loyalty so far, and to them you too would be just invaders. Even if you happened to personally know some of them, it wouldn't be enough to just take and break the mutually benefical agreement we made for you...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 20, 2014, 01:44:02 pm
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[Whalecow, I promise I will be the most ruthless, most regular, most reliable member for the next *year* if it makes you willing to use some subtlety.]

Whalecow, if you make me cringe one more time, I will make it my lifelong goal to attain godhood and *break* *everything*.
What does this mean?

It's... It's fine if you don't understand.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 20, 2014, 04:13:28 pm
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This battle needs some extra spice. Whalecow, is the arrival of a new member still viable right now?
Just tell me which mission you want to go on.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 20, 2014, 04:14:50 pm
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It's... It's fine if you don't understand.
If you are referring to the conversation with Ava, know that I am still a Chigara fan first and foremost, even if it does not seem like it sometimes.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 22, 2014, 04:15:45 am
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This battle needs some extra spice. Whalecow, is the arrival of a new member still viable right now?
Just tell me which mission you want to go on.

Hmm... I was actually planning to make a 3rd neutral faction here. Well, neutral for now at least, this faction can turn hostile on one or both factions depending on the choices of either faction. Also, at times this faction can be a very powerful ally if you can push the right buttons & make the right choices, since it's willing to join either side, even if temporarily, if you can somehow persuade them.

If you think it'll be hard to implement missions then, I got it all planned. I'll be the one to think of the missions for this faction. My missions is the kind of interruption missions that can pop up at certain times, each requiring consideration to take since my faction is different from both sides with a different goal, that may or may not clash with one or both factions.

So, what do you think?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 22, 2014, 05:01:16 am
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This battle needs some extra spice. Whalecow, is the arrival of a new member still viable right now?
Just tell me which mission you want to go on.

Hmm... I was actually planning to make a 3rd neutral faction here. Well, neutral for now at least, this faction can turn hostile on one or both factions depending on the choices of either faction. Also, at times this faction can be a very powerful ally if you can push the right buttons & make the right choices, since it's willing to join either side, even if temporarily, if you can somehow persuade them.

If you think it'll be hard to implement missions then, I got it all planned. I'll be the one to think of the missions for this faction. My missions is the kind of interruption missions that can pop up at certain times, each requiring consideration to take since my faction is different from both sides with a different goal, that may or may not clash with one or both factions.

So, what do you think?

I like the idea.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 22, 2014, 05:04:26 am
Quote
This battle needs some extra spice. Whalecow, is the arrival of a new member still viable right now?
Just tell me which mission you want to go on.

Hmm... I was actually planning to make a 3rd neutral faction here. Well, neutral for now at least, this faction can turn hostile on one or both factions depending on the choices of either faction. Also, at times this faction can be a very powerful ally if you can push the right buttons & make the right choices, since it's willing to join either side, even if temporarily, if you can somehow persuade them.

If you think it'll be hard to implement missions then, I got it all planned. I'll be the one to think of the missions for this faction. My missions is the kind of interruption missions that can pop up at certain times, each requiring consideration to take since my faction is different from both sides with a different goal, that may or may not clash with one or both factions.

So, what do you think?

I like the idea.

Really? sweet. Now to wait for whalecow's opinion.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 22, 2014, 02:07:19 pm
Sounds good, but it would be relatively hard to implement given that the ADF needed a whole thread.
Eh, whatever. The Master of Spreadsheets (Endershadow) says GO, and I am better than the president in that I listen to people who aren't funding my campaign.
(And this is not a political statement. All politicos ever do this. Looking at you, Grey.)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 22, 2014, 02:37:29 pm
Sounds good, but it would be relatively hard to implement given that the ADF needed a whole thread.
Eh, whatever. The Master of Spreadsheets (Endershadow) says GO, and I am better than the president in that I listen to people who aren't funding my campaign.
(And this is not a political statement. All politicos ever do this. Looking at you, Grey.)

Sweet! Then the new faction has been approved. Don't worry about recruitment, I don't think a slot is available from the start. I may or may not recruit a trusted admiral & adviser, but there barely needs to be much members. I'll give the description of this faction as I go along. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 22, 2014, 03:43:49 pm
Arrival of New Unknown Faction Detected!

Race: Unknown
Numbers: Unknown, but seems to be small in number
Last Location: Detected near the old Ryuvian warzone in Galorndorn Core before probes were annihilated
Strength: Currently unknown
Affiliation: Unknown
Morality Alignment: Unknown
Main Base: None detected
Unit Types: No clear visuals, also no information found on any database that matches the vague visuals
Leader: [--NO INFORMATION--]
Threat Level: Threat scale could not calculate the danger levels this faction poses
Goal: Currently unknown

Introduction Chapter: Arrival of the Unknown

The unknown faction currently wanders the vast expanse of the Galorndorn Core, a small fleet is searching something within the ruins of what seems to be an old Ryuvian war zone. Currently, it is unknown just what they are looking for or for what purpose. The fleet that is currently moving around the old Ryuvian war zone is very small, in fact, too small to be called a fleet. It's only a small squadron, maybe only 10~20 ships strong, with no other signals or ships detected within the vicinity or anything within a radius of 1 million km according to the probes Chigara sent.

However, some of the probes were late to return to the ADF and the last feed they show was of a hazy visual on the small squadron of unknown ships before it went black a moment later. According to the probes, the old Ryuvian war zone also seems to have many ships still intact, and could reactivate at any moment should any intruders are present goes near the Sharr'Lac that is present.

Anyone traveling to this location should proceed with caution, as it is unknown what danger awaits in this old Ryuvian war zone. The strength of the unknown forces in the area are also unknown, investigation is required when the scavenging fleet of the ADF arrives.

[--End of Transmission--]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 22, 2014, 05:44:08 pm
"Three ideologies racing for the scraps the warring princes left, huh? I wonder if something like this happened in the past...

Well, don't worry about my ships. I found what I came for, and I lend the ADF my blessing to dig through what's left. I've seen enough to know that what's here isn't worth fighting over, so I'll give it to you without conflict.

But, in return, tell me something.

How do you intend for this war to end?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 22, 2014, 06:09:30 pm
"Three ideologies racing for the scraps the warring princes left, huh? I wonder if something like this happened in the past...

Well, don't worry about my ships. I found what I came for, and I lend the ADF my blessing to dig through what's left. I've seen enough to know that what's here isn't worth fighting over, so I'll give it to you without conflict.

But, in return, tell me something.

How do you intend for this war to end?

The only way it can truly end, Chaos...
But since I'm with the ADF now I guess peace or whatever. xD
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 22, 2014, 06:47:04 pm
A third side, about which nothing is known about...that's actually kinda scary. Then again my flagship is the most powerful thing in the galaxy, so i'm not afraid. So when's the ADF going to actually initiate the missions? I've already made a plan and tactics for invasion, and i'm tired to sit and wait for the actual battle sequence to start before i do anything.

Oh hey, looks like my supposed vassal has been busy, heheh. You're right, galactic conquest is more important at the moment. So let's just get this over with. My first order to you as a vassal shall be to provide support for invasion of Far Port. Personal presence in the battle is not necessary but would be appreciated. We can focus on examining ancient wrecks once the Empire has cemented it's grounds...

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 23, 2014, 11:08:29 am
Spoiler
Arrival of New Unknown Faction Detected!

Race: Unknown
Numbers: Unknown, but seems to be small in number
Last Location: Detected near the old Ryuvian warzone in Galorndorn Core before probes were annihilated
Strength: Currently unknown
Affiliation: Unknown
Morality Alignment: Unknown
Main Base: None detected
Unit Types: No clear visuals, also no information found on any database that matches the vague visuals
Leader: Lord [--NO INFORMATION--]
Threat Level: Threat scale could not calculate the danger levels this faction poses
Goal: Currently unknown

Introduction Chapter: Arrival of the Unknown

The unknown faction currently wanders the vast expanse of the Galorndorn Core, a small fleet is searching something within the ruins of what seems to be an old Ryuvian war zone. Currently, it is unknown just what they are looking for & for what purpose. The fleet that is currently moving around the old Ryuvian war zone is very small, in fact, too small to be called a fleet. It's only a small squadron, maybe only 10~20 ships strong, with no other signals or ships detected within the vicinity or anything within a radius of 1 billion km according tot the probes Chigara sent.

However, some of the probes were late to return to the ADF & the last feed they show was of a hazy visual on the small squadron of unknown ships before it went black. According to the probes, the old Ryuvian war zone also seems to have many ships still intact, & could reactivate at any moment should any intruders are present near the Sharr Lac's that are present.

Anyone traveling to this location should proceed with caution, as it is unknown what danger awaits in this old Ryuvian war zone. The strength of the unknown forces in the area are also unknown, investigation is required when the scavenging fleet of the ADF arrives.

[--End of Transmission--]

Oh look, a netural faction! this mean I can sell torpedoes to them without making Whalecow angry about it!!

(Sending Transmission to the unknown Faction): Psst...Hey, wanna buy some Torpedoes? I got a good and cheap torps over here... only 1/4 price of market and 1/4 of the market quality. I heard that you have a fleet, and a fleet can't fight other fleet very well without Torpedoes...I got all kind of torps you can imagine, Atomic Torpedo, Oxygen Torpedo, Anti-matter Torpedo, Even a Torpedo that can sink a big ship like Legion in one shot(if it hit, of course) If you interest, just call me anytime!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 23, 2014, 03:43:57 am
And so it begins.
Intro: Mission 1:
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Galorndorn Core: Lost and (re)Found.

(The ADF forces committed to the mission warp in at the edge of the debris field. All is silent.)
Chigara: Let me just...ah...grab my tools from the research base...
(Liberty leaves its transport and docks at a small, ready-made station on the periphery.)
Chigara: Okay. I need my tricorder, omnitool, hydrospanner... That should about do it. I'll be right there!
I'm in Liberty now. Let's see, what should I leave behind? hmm... spectrometer, beacon, ion rifle, bomb, kitchen sink...
...
...BOMB!?
(Liberty exits the hangar just as the base detonates.)
Chigara: No! MY CABBAGESmy research datacards were all in there!
Okay...okay...focus, Chigara, focus! We have to get to the Sharr'Lac for my research... but the ships that survived the initial explosion could activate and attack us...there could be ambushes...suddenly, I'm not so sure about this...
Um....Help...
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Ryuvia Prime: King of Clubs.

(Immediately after arriving in orbit, the ADF group is hailed by ground control)
Ground control: State your business here.
(The party informs them of the invitation they received.)
Ground: You're cleared to land. Just DON"T do anything stupid.
(The transmission cuts)
Ava: I...would suggest we keep our identities secret while on the surface unless absolutely necessary, sirs.
Helmsman: We have coordinates for the docking facility. And clearance.
Ava: *sigh* In orbit of a hostile planet and we've been invited to the surface...and we're accepting. Unbelievable. AND familiar.
...Let's just get this over with.
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Meanwhile, in the space above New Ongess...

(The ADF fleet prepares to defend New Ongess from a full-scale invasion force. There are a multitude of Alliance cruisers arrayed in a defensive line around F.S.S. Legion.)
Sensors: Contact!
(The enemy fleet warps in. Legion leading an innumerable fleet of Iberian assault ships.)
Cosette: They're heeeeeeeerrrrreeeee...........
Nozomi: Status report!
Sensors: They outnumber us nearly 5 to 1, sir!
Nozomi: Good.
Status: Good!?
Nozomi: We have the advantage.
Sensors: Detecting a second enemy fleet...warping in behind the planet!
Cosette: They've outflanked us! Shit.
Nozomi: Cosette, get down to the hangar. Send all our ryders to intercept that ambush group.
Cosette: Fine. (She runs off the bridge. In less than two minutes, the full complement of the ADF fleet's ryders are streaking around the planet to meet the new enemy threat.)
Nozomi: Give me the interfleet comm.
Comm: You're on, sir.
(Nozomi takes a deep breath and addresses the fleet.)
Nozomi: We are one. We are powerful. And we are coming. Will we allow these damned imperials to succeed? Let it be heard!
(A cheer rises from the ADF ships. A cheer of defiance.)
Sensors: The enemy is rushing us, all at once. Damn, they're fast!
Nozomi: The time has come. F.S.S. Legion, forward! All other ships, defend the planet. Break their Pickett charge!
Cosette: All ryders, turn and burn! Take these SOBs down!
(The enemy super-dreadnought fires its main cannon directly at F.S.S. Legion.)
XO: They're gonna hit us down the barrel!
Nozomi: Keep going straight on. Prepare to channel vanguard cannon through starstone.
XO: But this could kill us!
Nozomi: Do it. Everything will be alright...
XO: Very well. Ahead full!
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Okay, there you go! Write how you overcame the situation you selected, and I will allot prince/morality points. Once this is done, I will type an outtro.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 23, 2014, 12:12:09 pm
It's arrogant of me to say it with this kind of certainty, but... it's obvious the ADF has no greater mentality than "we win when there's no one left to face us". You think people will be saved with such a childish mentality? Where others are weak but right, you are just weak.

You will never save anyone, least of all yourselves. The way you are now...

I have no reason not to crush you.

Emperor, my fleet will make it to you in half a day. It's my vicar, Hero, who is leading the 127 ships. I make no apologies for the delay; it's a long way to New Ongess. Well, at the least... it's not like I sent half my fleet to that Ryuvian tech pile while an invasion was going on. That would've been retarded.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 23, 2014, 04:40:20 am
Interruption Mission: From the Void They Come
Location: Galorndorn Core
Danger Level: Could not calculate

Within the old Ryuvian war zone, the small unknown squadron is detected near the ADF forces. They are currently scanning the area for who knows what. The ADF forces have no idea just who or what these forces are and sent a few probes to investigate further while they search the field for lost technology that could be useful.

ADF Carrier Captain: Well? Anything on the unknown forces?
Sensors: Not yet- Wait! We're getting visual on the unknown fleet.
ADF Captain: How big?
Sensors: It's kinda small to be called a fleet, I'm only seeing about 20 of them, most of which seems to be... huge battleships? There's 2 ships that looks different, but I can't get a clear visual on them from this distance nor can I guess the size... The ships are too dark to see & no scans can pick up anything about them.
ADF Captain: Get the probe closer to get a better look.
Sensors: Aye captain, moving closer.

The probes cautiously moves closer towards the unknown vessels while keeping it's cloak on. The probes then manage to get a clear visual on the ships while hiding behind the debris.

Sensors: Captain, are you seeing this?
Captain: What kind of ships are those?
X.O: I'm not getting any matches on any database, scans suggests that those ships are ancient, but they're not Ryuvian.
Captain: We need more info. Zoom in and see if you can find what types of weapons are on those ships.
Sensors: ...I can't see anything significant, they look like they're barely armed, the few that are visible are all unknown. I've never seen weapons like those. There are 2 seemingly massive ships in their formation, but I can't determine how big. All this debris is making it hard to get a full visual on the entire forces, but there seems to also be something that's blocking all of our scans. But from what I can see, it seems to only hold conventional weapons on it. I'm not seeing any cannons on it. The huge battleship-size vessels appears to be escorting it, but I'm not detecting any other ships.
X.O: Wait, somethings not-- What the... something just removed the cloak on our probes!
Captain: What!? Pull our probes back before they find us--

The visuals went black in a second, the screen indicating that all probes have been lost. The last info states that the unknown forces are nearby at a distance of 20,000 km from the ADF fleet and moving towards the old Ryuvian war zone, seemingly looking over the area for any more probes or ships before they went dark in seconds.

X.O: Well, they sure don't seem to be friendly.
Captain: .....
X.O: Captain, what do you think we should do?
Captain: Contact the rest of the fleet, we'll inform the higher-ups about this. We still don't know much about them, let's regroup and--
X.O: Warp signatures! I'm detecting a large fleet heading towards the unknown vessels! About 200 ships inbound!
Captain: Pirates!?
X.O: Not your ordinary pirates either, looks like they manage to scrounge up what's left of the PACT fleet that seems to be abandoned! I'm detecting battleships among them, about 50 along with 30 carriers!
Captain: Tell the main fleet now! We need to re-group and think of our next actions!
Comms: Aye Captain! This is delta squadron, contacting main fleet. We've detected a massive pirate fleet heading towards the ruins towards an unknown group that was last detected. We are to regroup & take the next course of action, all research is requested to be halted until hostile fleets have been eliminated.

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The ADF fleet regroups & prepares for battle. They were currently discussing the next course of action. Should they assist this unknown fleet? They have more than enough ships to fight of the enemy ships. Some of them suggest to observe the situation first to know what the unknown forces are capable of, & could even use them as distraction since they seem to also be looking for lost technology in the ruins. Some even claim they were hostile since they destroyed the probes without contact whatsoever. They're suspicious since the unknown forces are small & they may have something up their sleeve, so the next decision need to be taken carefully.

For ADF members currently in the Galorndorn Core, what will your decision be?

#Assist the Unknown Forces: Moralist (Your fleet may suffer since you will be passing the unknown forces to engage the pirates, and you still know nothing about them, maybe you can establish contact with them afterwards. But it's not guaranteed that they're not hostile.)

#Observe the Unknown Forces: Prince (Your fleet will be relatively save & it'll be much easier to eliminate the strong pirate fleet, but the unknown forces may suffer catastrophic losses, but they don't seem to be friendly from what your probes could tell. Chigara would also be able to collect more data on the unknown vessels.)

NOTE: Since this is the introduction chapter of the unknown forces, you just have to post your answer and leave the rest to me, this will be collected by votes, the highest vote will be the choice taken. However, do note that your decision here MAY have repercussions in the future. Also note that the unknown forces still doesn't know you're there or who you are, so it's not a must to help them, you can remain quiet or make your presence noticed. There is no right or wrong answer, the mission (Lost and (re)Found) will continue relatively normally after the situation is resolved.

Make your choice!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 23, 2014, 05:52:09 am
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Ryuvia Prime: King of Clubs.

(Immediately after arriving in orbit, the ADF group is hailed by ground control)
Ground control: State your business here.
(The party informs them of the invitation they received.)
Ground: You're cleared to land. Just DON"T do anything stupid.
(The transmission cuts)
Ava: I...would suggest we keep our identities secret while on the surface unless absolutely necessary, sirs.
Helmsman: We have coordinates for the docking facility. And clearance.
Ava: *sigh* In orbit of a hostile planet and we've been invited to the surface...and we're accepting. Unbelievable. AND familiar.
...Let's just get this over with.
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Alright, then. Let's go to that docking facility. We have only a torpedo cruiser anyway...
This could be a trap....Helmsman, prepare our short range warp device. If they are trying to fire anything at us, proceed to the 'old plan' and get us to the enemy headquater as fast as possible...and remember, do not open fire until they shoot first.

Also...yes,Miss Crescentia, Let's keep our true identities secret. From now on we are just a torpedo trader from the very far away planet, got it?


Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 23, 2014, 10:58:26 am
Galorndorn Core: Lost and (re)Found &  From the Void They Come.

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*The sudden explosion shakes up the Sanguinem, orbiting around the research station.*

Sphee: Huh, that was unexpected... Helm! Damage Report!
Helm: Our vessel is fine sir! On the other hand the research based as suffered catasttophic damage and the Liberty is currently in a dangerous position. Sir, we also have reports of a third party in the area, we have not enough data on them and they seem to have engaged...pirates?

(Sphee takes a second to order some thoughts. Frist off, we have been sabotaged, from the inside most likely. There is an unknow fleet in the area capable of disrupting cloak, the Sanguinem forte. The Liberty is in a difficult position right now. This looks like it could be fun.)

Sphee: Lady Ashada, are you still able to conduct the research?
Chigara: Um...It could be still possible, but some datacards and material hav--
Sphee: I'll take that as a yes. Helm! Raise cloak to the maximum, make our heat emmisions non-existant! We'll escort Lady Ashada to the Sharr' Lac and cover her while she gets the data.All other priorities rescinded.
Helm: What about the other fleet sir?
Sphee: They will buy us enough time. Ignore them but consider them hostile dare they come within guns range. Ah, Lady Ashada?
Chigara: Errr, yes?
Sphee: Bring something nice for me... Commence operation!!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 23, 2014, 07:50:50 pm
Log 1 - Near Far Port - "Holy Trinacrian Empire"

The time has finally come for the invasion to start. It will be only for the best to not have our entire fleets to warp in - they'd be hard to command and probably be cannon fodder for the big guns. But this, it's better. It's better to give them a taste of victory (and it's not guaranteed they would prevail of the first wave!) then take their hope away as the real forces show in and mop up after the enemy has gave it all.

Aw, their flagship is here. I was hoping he'd chicken out, but it would be silly for your nemesis not to show up when you invade things that he holds dear, huh?

Like a true villain, i will send a message to my nemesis that we're not to be triffled with, and give them their last chance to surrender...hah...hah....
"Captain Whalecow, I have been anticipating you. It's good that you have arrived here, so now you can witness how actually serious the situation you're dealing with is. I'll give you one last chance to give up Far Port and everyone shall be spared. Now what will it be?"

The response was truly astonishing. Not only it was full of defiance, but my nemesis is not even on board, or anywhere near this planet. The worst thing...he left a really young girl in his place, who claims to be his adoptive daughter. Just how disrespectful and irresponsible he can be?!
"Are you kidding me?! Now that's a stunning display of incompetence and irresponsibility if i have seen one. He left you in charge, when you clearly don't know anything about leading fleets, he put you into this danger?! Man, i had thought i was evil but this guy's clearly no good when he does stuff like that. Seriously, lass, just for you i'll give you another chance to retreat and not have to experience the harsh reality of war. Be a good girl, and take your fleet and people somewhere safe instead, okay?

Nozomi: For your reference, my name is Nozomi! I'm Captain Nozomi to you! And i'm actually well learned in the matters of space warfare. You're the one who is underestimating us!

"Ahaha...very well lass, but you'd have to earn the right to be called that with your prowess in battle to me. Don't think you can be like Cosette just because you're young, because she's actually much older than it seems and has had a lot of actual battle experience! Now, sit down and watch how the battle unfolds around you while you don't know what to do!"

Immediately, the invasion  fleet springs in the action before i could give everyone orders other than regarding the enemy flagship. How could i fly into battle without getting that part right? Oh well, the ally fleet commander seems like he knows what he's doing. I shall just focus on commanding the flagship and my squadron of loyal bodyguards. That'll be less stress for me, heh.

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I have received a report that the "diplomatic mission" from the enemy has arrived on Ryuvia. That's unacceptable. Absolutely unacceptable! Unbelieveable...how could they visit when i'm not there to greet them? And in a freaking torpedo cruiser? Oh well. We shall try to adjust the defence measures accordingly. Apparently the Queen of Ryuvia has known and worked with some members of the ADF before, so even with this undiplomatic stunt i can hope that we can actually do diplomacy. And i trust her not to betray us just because they're friends. She has morals...pretty high morals. I would love to  fly on and conquer the world with her like that, but she might not like my methods. For now, i have to try my best to act righteous and reasonable.

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A sudden report breaks my trance of slaughter. "Sir! The enemy's flagship has started to move to accelerate in our direction! It seems clear to me that they're attempting a headfront charge on us. What are your orders?"
Argh! Damn that girl! Not only she does not know what she's doing, she's making it pretty anticlimatic too trying to solve the problem like that. I guess i have no choice...
"Their flagship is charging us! Fire all of our main arsenal! Machineguns, lasers, cannons, missiles, torpedoes, vanguards...all of it! And brace for impact, this is going to be tough!!! All nearby ships, focus your fire on the enemy flagship!"

I closed my eyes. What a crazy girl. Still, she's really amusing, probably more than the actual leader could ever be. I'd like to hope that both of us make it out of the disaster that's about to ensue, but the chances for that are even smaller than they were for Operation Wedding Crash to work. I'll just pray...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 23, 2014, 07:54:19 pm
Just a little side note before I begin my mission, my ship is called the "Shadow" and looks kind of like a PACT support ryder except it's black and has a kinetic cannon with high damage and medium accuracy on it's right arm (about 5 hexes for range and 700 damage per shot; it takes 50 energy to fire). The circular things on my ship are 1.5 times larger and are the reality hole generators (They're like portals). My ship also has an internal shield generator which gives it 25% shielding and an experimental warp drive.



Interruption Mission - From the void they come: Assist the unknown forces

Mission 1 - Galorndorn Core: Lost and (re)Found

Chigara: Can you help scan the wreckage?
Endershadow: Sure, I can do that. Anything specific?
Chigara: U-um, If you could scan the Ryuvian ships, that would be great. I'll scan the remains of the Sharr' Lac.
Endershadow: Okay, got it.

Chigara flies to the Sharr' Lac and goes about her business while Endershadow flies towards the Ryuvian ships.

Endershadow: Activating reality hole generators. Stabilizing energy levels. Tuning generators to a frequency of 512 THz with an error margin of plus or minus 3.2 MHz. Opening reality holes. Releasing probes 1 through 4. Activating scanning mode and scanning the wreckage.

The probes fly closer to the wreckage and begin scanning it. Most of the ships are torn apart and have nothing of value, some of them still have an intact power source or shield generator, and 4 or 5 of them appear intact or lightly damaged. One of the probes accidentally trips one of the powered down Ryuvian cruisers causing it to activate. It begins to fire upon the probes.

Endershadow: Probes 2 and 3 are down. Switching probes to combat mode. Releasing probes 5 through 8.

3 more Ruvian cruisers activate as the first fires a volley of missiles at another probe.

Endershadow: Damnit! I'm going to have to destroy them myself. How am I going to do this with the reality holes open. I can't close it or else the probes will lose their connection to the control station through the reality hole. I guess I'll have to destroy as many of the cruisers as possible with the probes before I close the portal. All probes, focus fire on the first cruiser!

The probes focus on the first cruiser and manage to destroy it after probes 1, 4, 5, and 7 are destroyed.

Endershadow: Probes, return to the control station!

The remaining 2 probes head towards the reality hole. Probe 6 makes it through while probe 8 is destroyed.

Endershadow: Those probes were really expensive too! Closing reality holes. Shutting down reality hole generators. Aiming kinetic cannon.

The Ryuvian cruisers head towards Endershadow and fire they're remaining volleys at him.

Endershadow: My shields will be useless against these cruisers, diverting power from the shields to the engines and taking evasive maneuvers.

Most of the missiles miss, but a few manage to hit their target.

Endershadow: Ugh! Armor is down by 32% and hull is at 72% integrity. Firing dual kinetics at the closest ship.

Both shots make their mark and the Ryuvian cruiser is destroyed. The remaining 2 begin firing their kinetics.

Endershadow: Armor is at 53% and hull is at 56%. Firing at the second cruiser.

One of the shots misses while the other scores a critical hit causing the cruiser the shutdown.

Endershadow: Armor at 32% and hull at 34%. Switching targets to the last cruiser.

The last cruiser accelerates as it tries to ram into Endershadow. Endershadow barely dodges the cruiser while firing two kinetic shots at the cruiser. Both shots land and the cruiser is destroyed.

Endershadow: Phew. That was close, I thought I was going to die. I should probably reinforce my armor and hull next time I get a chance.
Chigara: Ender, there's a problem over here! I'm being attacked by 2 cruisers.
Endershadow: I'm heading over there now.

As Endershadow approaches the Sharr' Lac, Chigara comes flying toward him.

Chigara: Watch out!
Endershadow: Woah!

Endershadow barely avoids colliding with Chigara. The cruisers continue blasting at Chigara.

Endershadow: I'm a little far, but I should be able to hit them.

Endershadow fires two kinetic shots towards the cruiser but both miss. The cruisers turn their attention towards Endershadow and immdediately score a direct hit.

Endershadow: Ugh! Armor is at 18% and hull is at 20%.
Chigara: I-I can fix that!

Chigara repairs the Shadow with the Liberty bringing its hull back to 52%

Endershadow: Thanks Chigara! Firing cannons!

Endershadow manages to destroy one of the cruisers but the last one continues to fire.

Endershadow: Armor is at 6% and hull is at 31%. This is tough. I didn't expect the mission to be this hard.

Endershadow fires another round of kinetic shots. Only 1 shot finds its target. The cruiser manages to hit the Shadow with another shot.

Endershadow: Armor is gone and hull is at 12%. Can you heal me again?
Chigara: U-uh, sure. Give me a second.

Endershadow fires once more followed by the cruisers own. The shot hits causing the cruiser to explode in a fireball. The cruiser's shot gets closer and closer. 300 meters. 200 meters. 100 meters. 50 meters. 20 meters. 10 meters. At the last moment, Chigara repairs the Shadow causing the shot to not be fatal.

Chigara: Phew. I made it in time.
Endershadow: That was close, a second later and I'd be dead.

Chigara finishes repairing the Shadow and they then continue with the mission. The mission continues peacefully with no more interruptions.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 23, 2014, 11:55:08 am
Progress on situation:

The strong pirate fleet consisting of PACT ships engages the unknown forces, while the ADF attempts to do research in the Sharr Lac. Luckily, Chigara found that it's weapon of mass destruction is inactive and proceeds to do her research. Meanwhile, outside in the battle zone:

The unknown ships which were now revealed to be battleships after their 10 sets cannons which was hidden was revealed, 5 sets on the top & another 5 on the bottom, fires all of their weapons at the incoming hostile fleet, holding them off. At the same time, the 2 colossal ships are actually subtly moving outside the formation, as if intending to switch places with the battleships. The 2 ships only seem to have conventional weapons, but are able to decimate the frigates and shred ryders to pieces. However, they "seem" to be losing the battle, even if they manage to destroy 30 frigates and 14 enemy cruisers so far. Their own ships have proven to be extremely tough however, protected by armor & shields unknown to man, so far no visible damage was seen, but their shields were slowly depleting. The fight continues on near the Sharr Lac at a distance of 10,000 km, the unknown fleet continuing to fight the massive fleet.

Inside the Sharr Lac:
Chigara made her way to the main control room and take care not to activate the security system. She managed to wired her research holopads to the main computer and begins her research, inputting data at a lightning fast rate while doing thousands of calculations in her head.

Chigara: Phew... this is a bit tiring. If only my data cards were still intact, I wouldn't have to do half the calculations manually. Uuu... No! Focus, Chigara. You need to finish your research before... Oh yeah! I should be able to get a clear visual on the unknown fleet from here. Just need to get a good view from one of the visual feeds... there!

Chigara saw what was the unknown forces from one of the screen while inputting data and observing her holo-pads from the corner of her vision. To say the least, the ships were nothing like she ever seen before. Sleek, covered in thick black armor with violet glowing linings on the ships bodies as if forming a circuit design. The battleships were armed with 5 sets of cannons on both the top and bottom part of their hulls, complemented with powerful turrets that looks highly advanced and are accurately shooting at the incoming missiles. 2 in particular caught her attention.

Chigara: wha!? Those 2 ships are huge! How big are they? They're too large to be a super-carrier... but they don't look like they hold large weapons like Dreadnoughts either. But then why is the top and bottom part of the hull empty? It's like there's a part where there's suppose to be something but it's not there... Hmm... AH!? What am I doing? Need to finish my research quickly, I'll just send out a few probes to gather more data on them... Uuu... I kinda feel bad for them.

Chigara ponders a bit before she shook her head and launched the probes to investigate. She then returns to her research, trying to finish all the manual calculations so she can leave the rest to the automated ones afterwards and take a bit of time to observe the unknown forces. All the while she felt a pang of guilt, but she tries to suppress it and continue her research, she'll finish it quickly as to not waste time. Her probes will give her updates every 5 minutes about all the data they gathered on the unknown ships. The size, firepower, durability, and all other related matters would be scanned by her probes as best they can. Even if so far all the data came with almost nothing.

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Additional note: endersadow has successfully joined with the main ADF fleet and has taken his own part of the fleet to try and assist the unknown fleet, not knowing if he'll make it in time.

Also, please wait for my next post. This will be where you gain information about the unknown fleet. Currently, this mission doesn't have too much effect on your main missions, but in the future, some of them might change the condition on the situation. But that's still for later. For now, enjoy the the show where I introduce to you my personally created faction.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 23, 2014, 12:48:55 pm
Endershadow, you are so much nicer than I am... But for a fellow ADF comarade, If you are in danger sometime again call if you need me.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 23, 2014, 12:56:25 pm
Spoiler
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Ryuvia Prime: King of Clubs.

(Immediately after arriving in orbit, the ADF group is hailed by ground control)
Ground control: State your business here.
(The party informs them of the invitation they received.)
Ground: You're cleared to land. Just DON"T do anything stupid.
(The transmission cuts)
Ava: I...would suggest we keep our identities secret while on the surface unless absolutely necessary, sirs.
Helmsman: We have coordinates for the docking facility. And clearance.
Ava: *sigh* In orbit of a hostile planet and we've been invited to the surface...and we're accepting. Unbelievable. AND familiar.
...Let's just get this over with.
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Alright, then. Let's go to that docking facility. We have only a torpedo cruiser anyway...
This could be a trap....Helmsman, prepare our short range warp device. If they are trying to fire anything at us, proceed to the 'old plan' and get us to the enemy headquater as fast as possible...and remember, do not open fire until they shoot first.

Also...yes,Miss Crescentia, Let's keep our true identities secret. From now on we are just a torpedo trader from the very far away planet, got it?

Okay, changing plan. I gotta say no about keeping identities secret, I mean- Hell, no. I got an information that they know many things about us already. and The Queen of Ryuvia is over there- Miss Asaka Oakrun! I don't think she will forget about you, Miss Crescentia. And she's right there, right there with the enemy, in that palace! Keeping indentities secret is nearly useless, especially your Identities, Miss Crescentia.

So let's do other thing, instead of flying to the dock peacfuly. Let's fly above the Ryuvia sky, let all of the Ryuvian see our torpedo cruiser, and let those bad guy see our FSS Kitakami as "black ship" in their eye. Helmsman, prepare for orbiting, we will fly around the Ryuvia planet and fly over the Ryuvian Palace, then go for their  docking facility. Let's show them what is the real ADF look like!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 23, 2014, 11:04:44 pm
Asaga of Ryuvia was standing on one of palace's balconies, fearlessly eyeing the movement of the ship herself. Her mind was torn thinking about the mess she's gotten Ryuvia into and what does this all mean. Along with her was her faithful servant Sola and an unnamed for now represantive of the Empire.

Represantive: What's wrong with these guys? I thought we told them to head to the dock and proceed with caution, but they're acting like they're on a flight parade! Did they get the permission to do that?

Asaga: Well...they are here for sightseeing, right?

Represantive: Miss Asaga, they're flying like they own the planet. Foreign government ships shouldn't do that. They could be spying on us, trying to find weak points in our defence, and that's unacceptable. It's important to respect rules if you don't want chaos and slaughter to happen everywhere.

Asaga: So, you're saying they should only see what we want them to?
Represantive: Absolutely. Not only making the correct impressions on people will make it easier to establish benefical relations, it will also protect you from people who seek to benefit from undermining you. As much as we all would want it to be otherwise, it's very difficult to trust people anywhere. You have to take precautions, secure loyalty...even your best friends might backstab you under the right circumstances!

Asaga: Aww, that's just paranoid. I prefer people having to earn my distrust before trust! We should just send an escort to help them navigate! I've prepared a whole sightseeing tour for them, like i was asked. Surely they'll enjoy it and see how awesome Ryuvia is!
Represantive: Sight...Yeah, i guess. It's just a harmless diplomatic mission that's all...

Sola: ...(Amazing...My Queen does not seem to take politics seriously at all. She hasn't changed much since we met, despite all that's transpired. I hope this ends well...)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 23, 2014, 04:45:43 pm
End of Mission: From the Void They Come

Inside the Sharr Lac:
Chigara finally finished all the manual calculations & gave handling the rest to her personal AI's inside her holo-pads. She too a moment to breathe & decided to monitor the situation outside.

Chigara: Phew... finally done. I wonder what's the situation outside? Uuu... I hope those pirate fleets aren't coming this way. Looks like my probes are still gathering intel.

She checked all the data her probes gathered so far & was shocked at the results. The unknown fleet, despite only being 20 ships strong, is still holding against the pirate fleet. But she realized that the unknown forces looks to be struggling, & the 2 colossal ships seems to be doing little in the way of helping. The ships position are now switched however, with the 2 colossal ships on the outside of the formation & the smaller ships in the inner circle. Their toughness impresses her however, as they seem to still be fully intact after all that abuse. But she still wondered why they switched places.

Chigara: ...? Why would they switch places? Isn't that even more disadvantageous? But now that I look at it again closely, those 2 ships are really huge... What's the size-- estimated to be 5 km in length!? What kind of ships are those!? I have a bad feeling about this... Gotta finish up here quickly.

Meanwhile near the battle zone:
endershadow's fleet is still closing in, but the debris are getting in the way & the pirate ryders & some of their ships noticed them. Now they're hindered & unable to reach the unknown forces to give aide. While they were busy, something strange is happening in the unknown forces ranks.

ADF Captain: Damn it, we won't reach them in time like this!
Helmsman: Ugh! I can't get a clear path unless these pirates are dealt with!
X.O: The situation outside is chaotic! The enemy fleet is firing at us & our fleets are reporting damage on several of our cruisers & battleships! Sir, we can't push through with this many enemies!
ADF Captain: One thing after another, we have to slow down the advance & tighten our formation. Deal with the enemies in front of us first. Let's hope we can make it in time...
Sensors: Sir, we have news! The unknown fleet, for some reason their formation is now switched! Now their large ships are vulnerable!
ADF Captain: ...Looks like they're trying to spread out the damage they take to prevent losses. But that's not going to last, no matter how huge those 2 ships are, they seem to lack anti-ship weaponry & they're now taking the brunt of the enemy fire.
Sensors: We're still to far!
X.O: Looks like this is it... we tried our best, but no matter what we do now, they're most likely goners. We need to tell this to Endershadow, he's not going to like it, but there's no way we can push through...

The ADF fleet attempting aide were filled with depressive sighs. But then they received a warning from Chigara to fall back immediately.

Chigara: Everyone! Fall back NOW! I have a very bad feeling from the unknown fleet! I don't know what it is but my feeling tells me you have to fall back, now!!
X.O: Calm down chief, what do you mean by--
Chigara: Please!!! I-I don't want to see anyone die needlessly! I'm detecting more hostiles in the are! I'll take all the responsibility later! Just please... GET OUT OF THERE!!
Sensors: Sir, we're detecting Ryuvian signatures! There's a lot of them!
Captain: Contact Ender! We need to--
endershadow: I've heard everything... no choice... everyone fall back!

With that, the ADF fleet retreated back to where Chigara is, all the while feeling regret in their hearts for not being able to help.

In the Sharr Lac:
Chigara: Uuu... what's going to happen? I've never seen anything like this... I just hope nothing like *that* happens again...

Inside the battle zone:

Pirate Captain: Keep 'em up boys! We just gotta keep firin'! Then those fancy ships 'ill be ours! I'm sure they'll fetch a nice price in the market! Hah! And who says lost tech' is dangerous when ye got an entire fleet!?
Grunt: These ships are pretty darn tough boss! They keep taking fire like it's nothin'! Those are some pretty nifty shields they got.
Pirate Captain: Then we keep firin' numb nuts! We have a fleet, this'll be easy...

The captain laughed, feeling confident that they would win this. However, they don't realize that they were about to die within minutes...

Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wby3KeTh04

With the Unknown:
The ships have now successfully switch places after slowly moving, even though they could have done so much faster. The 2 colossal ships are on the outside of the formation after seemingly slowly luring the pirate fleet, with the battleships inside the circle. This is a very unusual formation, as it would inevitably make the larger, more valuable ships vulnerable. But these are no ordinary ships. No, these 2 colossal ships were sent here along with the small squadron of ships to protect the investigation team. There is a reason why they stepped out of the formation.

And that reason is... To annihilate all enemy forces unhindered... with extreme prejudice.

Energy spikes where detected on the 2 colossal ships of 5 km in length. Suddenly, the top & bottom sides of the hull that were previously only armored, have a circuit like glow forming an area at 10 points on each side, 20 in total. The armor then *opened*, & in each area a set of 5 massive cannons lined up with 3 on the bottom & 2 on the top forming an incomplete triangle with no top takes its place. The back half each sets of cannons is covered in what looks like a sleek semi-roof shaped armor. Each of these colossal ships now have a total of 20 sets of 20,000 mm caliber cannons, each set having 5 cannons that can shoot individually for faster firing, or simultaneously for massive damage. The 5 hatches on each side of the ship did the same & reveled what seems to be a huge pointed metallic tip with spikes on the sides. It's like a giant sharp drill head that functions as an impaler & grappling hook. The body of each ship is now also covered with powerful anti-unit turrets that can shoot a multitude type of weapons. It is now effectively armed to the teeth. These 2 colossal ships now stands in front of the entire pirate fleet, which still has 150 ships remaining.

With the Pirate Fleet:

Pirate Captain: What the fuckin' hell!? Those weren't there before!
Grunt: Boss, I don't know about this... maybe we should hijack it outta here?
Pirate Captain: You bumblin idiot! We have superior numbers! This aint changin' nothin'! Fire everything on those ships! There's now way 2 can stand against this many ships!
Gunners: Aye Captain!

With that, the pirate fleet opened fire once more.

Battle zone overview:
The 2 ships were unwavering in the force of the entire fleet. The cannons on their hulls rotate at a surprisingly fast speed for a ship of that size. In fact, each set of cannons would only need 5 seconds to rotate a full circle. With resolve colder than a sharp blade, the 2 colossal ships fired all their cannons towards the pirate fleet. The roar of the cannons were terrifying, & would make even a mounted spinal rail-cannon sound like a squeaking mouse. They continue to fire endlessly, each set of cannons having been set to fire individually, raising the firing rate 5x faster. The shots hit their marks. 20 shots, 10 cruisers were sunk. Another 33 shots 4 battleships & 9 cruisers were sunk. One of the cannon sets fire all of it's barrels simultaneously, & a carrier was turned to splintered scrap. In a matter of minutes, the pirate fleet have lost over 100 ships, completely turned to scrap with no hope of salvaging. The crew were killed before they even got the chance to scream 'abandon ship!'.

Pirate Captain: SHIIIIIIT! This is not supposed to happen! Send a white flag! Surrender signal! Anythin'! We give up! Stop! No More!

The pirate fleet desperately sent a surrender message, but the 2 colossal ships paid no heed & continue their relentless execution of the scums that dare harm their allies.

Pirate Captain: Damn it! Warp us outta here! Anywhere but here!! I repent! I'll never bother a ship graveyard again! Ever!
Helmsman: Spooling warp! Warping in 10 seconds!

One of the unknown colossal ships suddenly unleashed an energy wave that hits every pirate ship in the vicinity, effectively causing their warp drives to severely malfunction & busting their warp computer.

Pirate Captain: Wh-what happened? Why aren't we warping!?
Engineer: Our warp drives are down! We have no way to warp!
Pirate Captain: Blast it all to hell! Fire every single missile & rocket he have! I don't care what the consequences are!
Gunners: Firing all ordinance!

In a desperate attempt, they fire what's left of their missiles & rockets in one volley, concentrating it on 1 ship. Said ship fired off it's turrets at the incoming projectiles, while the rest continue to fire at anything hostile, effectively intercepting the incoming volleys, which only made the pirates gawk. Their cannons have been focusing fire on the ships, but made little effect as its powerful shields absorbed all the damage with little effort.

Suddenly, Ryuvian ships & ryders entered the fray & attacked both fleets. But for the colossal ships, this matters little. One of them stopped firing & turned towards the squadron... And charged straight at them with the speed & agility of a frigate, all of it's large engines flaring, with the thrusters on many parts of its body giving additional speed & increased mobility. Once in range, the *drill spikes* suddenly fired, revealing it to be attached to a giant metallic chain faintly glowing violet. Each punched through the hulls of a Ryuvian Cruiser & hooked them, pulling them helplessly closer where they were annihilated by the destructive cannons. The sight was gruesome, like a large predator slaughtering helpless lambs. Some of the ships were smashed onto each other when the colossal unknown ship forcefully activated its reverse thrusters. The ryders were no different, they were pulverized by the countless turrets on the ship. It didn't take long for the Ryuvian units to once again join the scraps in the graveyard.

The pirate fleet soon followed. Having lost all means of escape, they tried to scatter, but did not make it alive, as the merciless ship made sure none escaped.

After the battle settled, the only thing remaining is the silence in space, followed by several millions of tons of new space junk that was once the massive pirate fleet & remnants of the Ryuvian forces.

Note: stop music here
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At the Sharr Lac:
Chigara saw the whole feed her probes & the computer of the Sharr'Lac provided. She was pale as a ghost as she saw the terrifying power of the unknown fleet. A beep from her holo-pads snapped her out of her daze, in a very shocked manner.

Chigara: Kyaaaaa!!... o-oh... the research is complete... haha-ha... haaaah... I should really get it all inside the Liberty & regroup with the others. I don't want to stay here anymore... Huh? What's this?

Chigara grabbed one of her holopads showing a very unusual file. Unusual in the meaning it's not exactly Ryuvian, but it's written in Ryuvian. Her holopad is currently translating the data so she can read it, for now the title seems to be readable.

Chigara: What's this? A codex? The Codex of the Void... It looks like some weird book written by an old man. hahaha... ha... I should get out of here quickly!

She hurriedly gathered everything & boarded the Liberty. Within less than 5 minutes, she was outside, regrouping with the rest of the main ADF fleet.

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With the ADF fleet:
Everyone was silent, their attention was grabbed when they saw a change in the battle with the unknown forces against the pirates. They were speechless. The last time they saw a ship with that much firepower was back when the Legion was still a symbol of terror, but this... this is just frightening.

ADF Captain: .....
X.O: ...Captain?
ADF Captain: We're warping out of here as soon as everyone regroups, I don't want to face those ships right now, even if they're damaged.
X.O: Aye Captain.

Chigara made it back in one piece & made her way to the bridge of the ADF Assault Carrier. She was panting when she arrived, as if she just saw a ghost.

Chigara: *pant* *pant*... good to know everyone made it back safely.
Captain: Mostly... we all got out in one piece somehow. Turns out they got more than enough firepower to destroy an entire fleet within a short amount of time. Luckily we didn't suffer any losses.
Chigara: O-oh... That's a relief... we should get out of here now that our mission is done.
X.O: Alright, contact the other fleet led by Spy. Let's warp out of here before--

Before the X.O could say anything else, something outside seems to draw one of the crew's attention.
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Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofQ7x0Y8dm0

At the location of the unknown fleet, comes out ships of the same color & design as if they appeared from thin air, but with other types along with them. Among them, 6 ships are of the same size & shape as the 2 colossal ones that annihilated the pirate fleet. There are also 4 other ships, even bigger in size with a different shape but with the same black armor looks as if escorting an even larger vessel. On either side of the portal emerges numerous ships probably the size of Dreadnoughts, armed with plenty of weapons which seems to be extremely well protected. The rest of the ships were what looks to be Battleships of massive sizes, bigger than modern Battleships, with the same design as the ones that are from the earlier battle.

But the one that was most fearsome was the one that emerged last. It was a massive vessel, so massive that there were no comparison in regards to moving vessels. It's so gargantuan that it can't even be classified as a ship, but a moving fortress.
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Back with the ADF:

Other Fleet Captain: What are those things!? That one in the middle is even larger than the Legion! No even the Sharr Lac pales in size!
Captain of endershadow fleet: I don't know, but let's not find out. Everyone's here, let's get a safe distance & then warp.
Chigara: Ah, wait! I think I left my probe out there, it's still sending me data... It matches with the one in the codex I found on the Sharr Lac's database.
X.O: Sorry Chigara, I don't think we can stay here any longer.
Chigara: It's fine, I set them to self destruct as soon as the data upload is complete. It's working much faster than before, perhaps the data I gathered in my holopad is making it's scans much faster. It'll be done before we warp, so we should start moving now.
ADF Captain: Alright then, everyone, cloaks at max & move in formation, don't stray too far or we won't be able to help you if those vessels attacks.

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The unknown vessels regrouped with their main armada. They moved closer to the Sharr Lac, & the massive vessel that seems to be the Command Ship engages one powerful scan. It find the ADF Fleet that are fleeing, but chose not to pursue. instead, it scans one more time.

After Confirming that what they are looking for is not there, they turned the other way & warped out. But not before taking note of the ADF's presence in the vicinity.

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With the ADF:

Captain: They noticed us!
Sensors: Wait! They're not following us... I think they were originally searching something here.
X.O: That's good to know and all, but when ca we warp? The longer we stay here, the more dangerous it becomes.
Sensors: I think we can warp out now... The unknown vessels are going the other way, I think they lost interest.
Chigara: *mumble*...arma..*mumble*
X.O: hmm? Something wrong chief?
Chigara: No... I was just matching the scans with the codex... I think the Ryuvians may have encountered them in the past. An Armada, a force, large & extremely powerful, but seems to be the smallest in numbers compared to other factions in the galaxy. My holopad is still translating the rest, this is the info I got from the early pages.
Captain: What does it say?
Chigara: Well... "They come from the unknown, their race is known as [Reapers] & [Cyberlons], though the meaning in each nation varies. Some say they were the beginning of mankind, some say they are also the end. But the mighty force of their armada & army is known only by extremely few, as only few were lucky to survive the encounter. They were known through the galaxy by the empire of that time as the [Void]".

The fleet went silent, until Chigara broke it.

Chigara: I think we just met an ancient force that caused even the Ancient Ryuvians fear...

Note: Stop music here.

[--END OF TRANSMISSION--]
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NOTE: Chigara will scan the data she collects from the codex, it gives bits of information regarding the Void Armada & their capabilities. Giving you a rough info on what they are. I'll upload the data in another post later. So look forward to it. Oh, you don't have to wait for it, since it's not a mission or anything. Plus, that'll be all the missions for now. 8)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 23, 2014, 05:21:02 pm
Oh no, do you mean the Reapers? The Reapers? The one that do the Cycle and that do the killing? But those are just a mith!!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ubl2wuHP1r1r29h.gif)

Time to dismiss this claim.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 23, 2014, 05:46:31 pm
Oh no, do you mean the Reapers? The Reapers? The one that do the Cycle and that do the killing? But those are just a mith!!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ubl2wuHP1r1r29h.gif)

Time to dismiss this claim.

Not the one from your pic that's for sure.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 23, 2014, 06:16:14 pm
Oh no, do you mean the Reapers? The Reapers? The one that do the Cycle and that do the killing? But those are just a mith!!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ubl2wuHP1r1r29h.gif)

Time to dismiss this claim.

Not the one from your pic that's for sure.

Aaaah, crisis adverted. :D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 23, 2014, 06:36:49 pm
Little do they know the direct descendant of Commander Sheppard is the security chief aboard Legion.
You're still not better.
I currently lack time to write up my part. I will do that later tonight. In the meantime, excellent job everyone. (Note to Astral Raider, don't make things TOO long.) Loved the stories, fabulous. Once I write my part we can complete this "chapter" with an outtro and seal it with a kiss. (From Chigara or Ava, your choice. We will NOT be doing fan-wars here.)

Whalecow is totally gonna fist-bump Asaga. Also, thanks to our nemeses for not interfering too terribly much. (My 17-year-old daughter is going to mop the floor with you...lol.)

That's all I got. Until then.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 23, 2014, 06:40:57 pm
Little do they know the direct descendant of Commander Sheppard is the security chief aboard Legion.
You're still not better.
I currently lack time to write up my part. I will do that later tonight. In the meantime, excellent job everyone. (Note to Astral Raider, don't make things TOO long.) Loved the stories, fabulous. Once I write my part we can complete this "chapter" with an outtro and seal it with a kiss. (From Chigara or Ava, your choice. We will NOT be doing fan-wars here.)

Whalecow is totally gonna fist-bump Asaga. Also, thanks to our nemeses for not interfering too terribly much. (My 17-year-old daughter is going to mop the floor with you...lol.)

That's all I got. Until then.

Yeah, I know. This is just the intro so I tried to compress everything. The rest will be shorter, about average length I guess.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 23, 2014, 06:49:23 pm
Oh no, do you mean the Reapers? The Reapers? The one that do the Cycle and that do the killing? But those are just a mith!!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ubl2wuHP1r1r29h.gif)

Time to dismiss this claim.

Not the one from your pic that's for sure.

Aaaah, crisis adverted. :D

I just stated that they don't look like that. As for their nature... You'll find out soon enough. *Dark grin along with sharp gaze*
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 24, 2014, 06:05:13 am
(My 17-year-old daughter is going to mop the floor with you...lol.)


I'd cry if that happened. Well, i don't really mind being a comical villain who fails for everything as long as i do get moments where i actually do something great in any way. And i don't see how a crazy suicidal charge into the center of enemy ranks is a viable tactic. Asaga only did it because she had magical Ryuvian powers!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 23, 2014, 10:44:29 pm
That's enough "unknown vessel" crap. I'm designating the unaffiliated fleet "Wyvern-one". The dreadnought class ships are designate "Wyvern-one-Echo-one" and "Wyvern-one-Echo-two". The cruisers are designate "Wyvern-one-Charlie".

[And, uhhh... I gots to say this. I don't think the setting was boring enough to deserve the addition of this third faction. I mean... we got the characters, and the places, and the competing ideologies and the "history repeating itself" stuff... We had more than enough to talk about for a long while, and this third faction is a big distraction.

Well, that's not to say that it's bad. Far be it! It's simply that the narrative with this faction has to be kickass enough to justify the conversations that end up sidelined. Or... it should be linked to the larger narrative as opposed to being its own thing? Iunno, options.]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 24, 2014, 12:23:38 am
I'd love to get my hands on these awesome ships, but the ADF probably won't let me do anything besides war with them. Sharing a border with them is unacceptable. I hope one of these things warps into one of their core worlds and destroys it so that no longer has to be a case
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 24, 2014, 04:27:41 am
Endershadow, you are so much nicer than I am... But for a fellow ADF comarade, If you are in danger sometime again call if you need me.

I'll keep that in mind.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 24, 2014, 06:30:25 am
Ryuvia Prime. "King of Clubs".

(Whalecow and Ava leave the ship and head straight to the Ryuvian palace. Whalecow wears a cloak to avoid being recognized. At last they reach the throne room.)
Asaga: Ava! (She gives Ava a hug, and Ava's reaction is to stiffen.) *sigh* you never change, do you? Who's your friend?
Whalecow: (He takes off the cloak.) Hey, Asaga. (He triple-fistbumps her and gives a deep bow to Sola.) M'ladies.
Representative: (indignantly) Who let YOU into the palace!?
Ava: The guards. they WERE instructed to let me by, and we hid the captain's identity for his part. we were invited.
Asaga: To what do we owe this visit?
Whalecow: It's been two years. Why haven't you abdicated yet?
Representative: My lady! He's trying to take your crown!
Asaga: He wouldn't. I trust this man. Those were some crazy times back on Hephaestus. And I have not abdicated because our new protector says the old command structure is necessary...at least until sufficient changes are made.
Whalecow: Changes? Where is the Asaga Oakrun I used to know?
Asaga: What are you talking about? Right here!
Whalecow: She would never have sold out her people into slavery.
Asaga: S...Slavery!? What is this shit!?
Sola: You dare accuse us of this?
Representative: Ridiculous! The man in charge of domestic affairs was sworn in unanimously and is a paragon of honesty!
Whalecow: Who is he?
(the rep tells them. Whalecow's face blanches. He surreptitiously rubs his eye with a pointer finger, and Ava excuses herself about a minute later, heeding the signal to get to work.)
Representative: Where is she going?
Whalecow: She has business to take care of.
Asaga: Slavery...you sure?
Whalecow: (he turns on a news channel using a TV screen mounted on a wall.) Absolutely.
(In just a few minutes, the queen had seen enough. She grabs the remote and turns it off.)
Asaga: How could this get past me?
Whalecow: ...who do you have in charge of foreign affairs right now?
Asaga: The protector's representa...Wait a second...
(The rep is trying to edge away.)
Asaga: Sola, restrain him.
Sola: Yes.
(the rep is quickly subdued.)
Asaga: I will investigate his other "activities". Thanks for the info, Cap.
Whalecow: My pleasure, Red.
Asaga: Ah. Teatime. Care for a drink?
Whalecow: Heh. Don't mind if I do. Have earl gray?
Asaga: (laughs) Absolutely.
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2 hours later...
(Ava and Whalecow meet with the director of domestic affairs in his choice of location. An elementary school classroom. The first grade children mill about the classroom, busy with indoor recess. A camera crew, invited by the director, is rolling.)
Director: Hello, son. Here to get a real job?
Whalecow: No, father. I am here to fix things.
Director: What needs fixing?
Ava: Ah... that child over there is trying to fit a cube into a round hole. Another is licking the chalkboard. This one is trying to learn how to watch paint dry.
Director: You always were disappointing, boy.
Whalecow: What does THAT mean?
Director: You expect us to pay attention to children when Ryuvia has an empire to rebuild!
Whalecow: And you're doing such a GREAT job, clearly.
Director: And what is *your* suggestion?
Whalecow: (he takes a deep breath and begins to sing a slow, deliberate melody. As he sings, he visits each of the children in the room:)

Come with me and you'll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you'll see
Into your imagination

We'll begin with a spin
Trav'ling in the world of my creation
What we'll see will defy
Explanation

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world, there's nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you'll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world, there's nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you'll be free
If you truly wish to be

(he adds a final verse)
If you're looking for a new solution
Simply look around and view it.
It's not you or I,
fact is to us it's about knee-high...(he gestures to encompass all the kids in the room, then regards his father face-to-face)

If you're working toward your own ambitions...
Simply look around and...
SCREW IT!

(That's all he has to say. He turns and leaves the room, Ava at his heels.)
Director: Wait! No salute?
(Ava turns around and gives him the finger, then walks out.)
Whalecow: He had best head back to the ship. We've done all we can here.
Ava: But Ryuvia is still in enemy hands.
Whalecow: Is it? We have sown the seeds of change here, today.
Ava: Perhaps.
Whalecow: Now to hope KTKM had as much luck as we did...
END.
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There you, go. Sorry if it was a bit long. And mushy. ANYWAY! that's all the stories and I will be giving an outtro hopefully some time tomorrow. As well as prince/moralist scores. Night!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 24, 2014, 08:37:11 am
That's enough "unknown vessel" crap. I'm designating the unaffiliated fleet "Wyvern-one". The dreadnought class ships are designate "Wyvern-one-Echo-one" and "Wyvern-one-Echo-two". The cruisers are designate "Wyvern-one-Charlie".

[And, uhhh... I gots to say this. I don't think the setting was boring enough to deserve the addition of this third faction. I mean... we got the characters, and the places, and the competing ideologies and the "history repeating itself" stuff... We had more than enough to talk about for a long while, and this third faction is a big distraction.

Well, that's not to say that it's bad. Far be it! It's simply that the narrative with this faction has to be kickass enough to justify the conversations that end up sidelined. Or... it should be linked to the larger narrative as opposed to being its own thing? Iunno, options.]

Never said it was boring. I just said it needs more excitement. I won't bother both factions much, unless they decide to clash with my faction. In the future, the objectives of this faction may clash one one or both factions. I'll be sure to link it to larger narratives, some of the actions of this faction can have big consequences in the future.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 24, 2014, 11:34:27 am
Spoiler
"King of Clubs": Ryuvia Prime.

(Whalecow and Ava leave the ship and head straight to the Ryuvian palace. Whalecow wears a cloak to avoid being recognized. At last they reach the throne room.)
Asaga: Ava! (She gives Ava a hug, and Ava's reaction is to stiffen.) *sigh* you never change, do you? Who's your friend?
Whalecow: (He takes off the cloak.) Hey, Asaga. (He triple-fistbumps her and gives a deep bow to Sola.) M'ladies.
Representative: (indignantly) Who let YOU into the palace!?
Ava: The guards. they WERE instructed to let me by, and we hid the captain's identity for his part. we were invited.
Asaga: To what do we owe this visit?
Whalecow: It's been two years. Why haven't you abdicated yet?
Representative: My lady! He's trying to take your crown!
Asaga: He wouldn't. I trust this man. Those were some crazy times back on Hephaestus. And I have not abdicated because our new protector says the old command structure is necessary...at least until sufficient changes are made.
Whalecow: Changes? Where is the Asaga Oakrun I used to know?
Asaga: What are you talking about? Right here!
Whalecow: She would never have sold out her people into slavery.
Asaga: S...Slavery!? What is this shit!?
Sola: You dare accuse us of this?
Representative: Ridiculous! The man in charge of domestic affairs was sworn in unanimously and is a paragon of honesty!
Whalecow: Who is he?
(the rep tells them. Whalecow's face blanches. He surreptitiously rubs his eye with a pointer finger, and Ava excuses herself about a minute later, heeding the signal to get to work.)
Representative: Where is she going?
Whalecow: She has business to take care of.
Asaga: Slavery...you sure?
Whalecow: (he turns on a news channel using a TV screen mounted on a wall.) Absolutely.
(In just a few minutes, the queen had seen enough. She grabs the remote and turns it off.)
Asaga: How could this get past me?
Whalecow: ...who do you have in charge of foreign affairs right now?
Asaga: The protector's representa...Wait a second...
(The rep is trying to edge away.)
Asaga: Sola, restrain him.
Sola: Yes.
(the rep is quickly subdued.)
Asaga: I will investigate his other "activities". Thanks for the info, Cap.
Whalecow: My pleasure, Red.
Asaga: Ah. Teatime. Care for a drink?
Whalecow: Heh. Don't mind if I do. Have earl gray?
Asaga: (laughs) Absolutely.
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2 hours later...
(Ava and Whalecow meet with the director of domestic affairs in his choice of location. An elementary school classroom. The first grade children mill about the classroom, busy with indoor recess. A camera crew, invited by the director, is rolling.)
Director: Hello, son. Here to get a real job?
Whalecow: No, father. I am here to fix things.
Director: What needs fixing?
Ava: Ah... that child over there is trying to fit a cube into a round hole. Another is licking the chalkboard. This one is trying to learn how to watch paint dry.
Director: You always were disappointing, boy.
Whalecow: What does THAT mean?
Director: You expect us to pay attention to children when Ryuvia has an empire to rebuild!
Whalecow: And you're doing such a GREAT job, clearly.
Director: And what is *your* suggestion?
Whalecow: (he takes a deep breath and begins to sing a slow, deliberate melody. As he sings, he visits each of the children in the room:)

Come with me and you'll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you'll see
Into your imagination

We'll begin with a spin
Trav'ling in the world of my creation
What we'll see will defy
Explanation

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world, there's nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you'll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world, there's nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you'll be free
If you truly wish to be

(he adds a final verse)
If you're looking for a new solution
Simply look around and view it.
It's not you or I,
fact is to us it's about knee-high...(he gestures to encompass all the kids in the room, then regards his father face-to-face)

If you're working toward your own ambitions...
Simply look around and...
SCREW IT!

(That's all he has to say. He turns and leaves the room, Ava at his heels.)
Director: Wait! No salute?
(Ava turns around and gives him the finger, then walks out.)
Whalecow: He had best head back to the ship. We've done all we can here.
Ava: But Ryuvia is still in enemy hands.
Whalecow: Is it? We have sown the seeds of change here, today.
Ava: Perhaps.
Whalecow: Now to hope KTKM had as much luck as we did...
END.
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There you, go. Sorry if it was a bit long. And mushy. ANYWAY! that's all the stories and I will be giving an outtro hopefully some time tomorrow. As well as prince/moralist scores. Night!

Ryuvia Prime. "King of Clubs"
........................................................

Torpedo cruiser FSS Kitakami is landed at the Ryuvian Docking facility. While Our lord Whalecow and Miss Ava Crescentia are talking with Asaga in the palace, KTKM didn't get in there too...45 minutes later, KTKM decied to get out of the ship and make some trade with the Ryuvian. Unfortunately, There's no one want to buy any Torpedoes. So KTKM come back to the ship with the empty hands.

Helmsman: What happen,sir? No one want to buy our supplies?
KTKM: Yeah...These Ryuvian guys don't like our torps, even the Ryuvian Ship builder Inc. don't want our torpedoes! Can you believe it!? they said that Modern Ryuvian Cruiser didn't need Torpedo anymore and they will replace it with missile! those freaking Anti-matter missile! Damn...
Helmsman: I am sure there will be someone in the galaxy who want our torpedo, captain. But actually, missiles are much better in this day. Why don't we install some of them on our-...
KTKM: What the hell are you talking about!? We are Torpedo dealer, Missile is just for a coward! You damn missile slut!
Helmsman: Alright, alright. Please calm down, captain....Jeez, I never thought that being a Helmsman in a not-military ship will be hard like this....
KTKM: That's because we have no officer or rules here in Kitakami, everyone can be friendly without being worry about the rank, but that cause us many chaos too actually....and because we don't have much men in our ship so that's why you need to work as Sensors too.
Helmsman: And that's such a boring job, captain.

(2 hours of silence)
KTKM: Captain Whalecow and Miss Crescentia is going for too long now...
Helmsman: Actually, why don't you go with them?
KTKM: That's not a good idea, comrade. My mission is only to bring them to Ryuvia. And I don't think just becuase I am an ADF member, they will let me go in the palace with them, so it's better to stay inside the ship. Althought I want to thanks Miss Oakrun for saving my life. But It would be too rude to go with them. They want to greet their old friend after all.
Helmsman: I agree,then.
KTKM:But I just wonder, how did Captain Whalecow manage to go to the Ryuvia? I mean-we are only a ADF torpedo cruiser here in the Ryuvian space, and I'm pretty sure that Only Miss Crescentia is on board with us, so how did he manage to go to here? did he just using cloaked ship all the time? or he's in our ship without anyone noticed him? Ah damnit! That's too rude! I should have greet him before!
Helmsman: Sir, Lord Whalecow use Cloak to get himself to the palace without being detected, and look like Miss Ava Crescentia don't like to be called by her family name...or maybe Our leader Whalecow and Lady Crescentia forget the family name.
KTKM: Dude, there's no way someone will forget their family name, and there's no way captain Whalecow will forget the family name of the important member...Oh wait...here they are! finally!

(KTKM leave the ship and walk to Ava and Whalecow to greet both of them)
KTKM: Oh hello again, Captain Whelcow and Miss Crescentia. Well, I'm glad that we finally meet again. As the captain of the Torpedo Cruiser Kitakami, which is now FSS Kitakmi. I would like invite both of you to have the dinner in our ship. Oh...No-no-no We didn't eat torpedoes as dinner! (laugh) Com'on, we need to talk about what is need to do next with Ryuvia, I'm sure you will love our food.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 25, 2014, 03:39:36 am
(Ladies and gentlemen, I have just made our 1,000th view. Nicely done, everyone. Next stop, topping Waifu Wars at 8,000!)
This will be the "outtro" for the mission. This is the first time I've done ANYTHING like this, so as always, please bear with me.
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So here are the moral/prince scores. These will be put in the spreadsheet. I am counting on Endershadow to rate mine so I get a fair score. Note that they are all rated 1-10 based on awesomeness (and comedy).
Endershadow: 9/10. You chose a prince mission with a moralist choice for "From the Void they came", so 4.5 for both moralist and prince score? Ladies and gentlemen, the next Darth Revan.
Not-A-PACT-Spy: Good storyline. The Chigara interaction was interesting. 8.5/10 prince.
KTKM: Heh, funny stuff. Loved the interaction with the helmsman/sensors officer. Like Renegade Commander Shepard talking with Joker on the Normandy. "Missile Slut." 9/10 moralist.
(I hope no one is ticked by these scores, but if so, please -1 me at your convenience.)
NOW FOR THE OUTTRO SHOW!
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Lost And (re)Found. Galorndorn Core.

Chigara: I-I guess that's all we can do for now. That was really scary...
Wait...I'm getting another signal...an Iberian ship.
(The ADF forces ask where it came from.)
Um... looks like it was hiding behind some debris... They must've been the ones that sabotaged the station! They must have my research data!
(The Iberian cruiser warps out on the far edge of the field.)
Iberian captain: We have what we came for.
XO: and what is that again, sir?
Iberian captain: (holds up a data disk) With a little luck, all we need to take down the Alliance for the Defense of Freedom.
(meanwhile)
Chigara: We had better head to the rendezvous point. Fortunately I made a copy of the data, so we still have it. B-better than n-nothing, right?
(The ADF is less than enthusiastic, but they DO appreciate the information.Time to head back.)
END.
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King of Clubs. Ryuvia Prime.

(KTKM's ship is prepping to leave Ryuvia. Whalecow receives a video-chat feed from the queen herself.)
Asaga: Leaving so soon? But we could have so much fun!
Whalecow: That WOULD be nice...
Ava: (gives him a look) We have places to be, sir.
Whalecow: Quite right. Sorry, Asaga. Places to see, people to do.
Ava: Unbelievable.
Whalecow: No, wait, switch those...
Asaga: *snickers* Farewell, captain. (the feed cuts)
(It is replaced by a news report.)
Reporter: ...and in other news today, The Educational Reform Bill has been unanimously passed. In unrelated news, the representative from Legion has been taken into custody for questioning, and the slave tributes have ceased. This reporter wonders...is the ADF somehow responsible? If so, is Whalecow a memeber? And what of that torpedo ship that darkened our sky? Will this Dark Legion be back? If so, what will Queen Di Ryuvia do? Speculations on this and other questions next...
(Whalecow turns it off)
Ava: Well, the ADF know how to shake things up, that's for sure.
Whalecow: Shaken, not stirred. Just the way I like it. (speaks into comm) Captain, we can leave whenever. We better not be late for the rendezvous.
END.
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Meanwhile, above New Ongess...
...A Captain Shields, aided by a number of Alliance cruisers, makes her stand to defend "Farport" against a Super-Dreadnought and a fleet of comparatively under-powered ships that outnumber them almost 6 to 1... and FSS Legion is attempting a death-charge. In the fury of battle, the sense of Deja-vu is lost.
((https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEBzdBcpmuQ)-Pompeii song. Avatar version, because yes. Play it in the background as you read, and start as soon as the singing begins. It's great.)

(The enemy SD fires, the vanguard blast streaking toward F.S.S. Legion... and striking it head-on at the barrel. The ship rocks.)
XO: We...we're still alive?
Nozomi: Remember those blast-doors we had installed for the main cannon?
XO: The blast... Oh!
(Nozomi just smiles)
Weapons: Should we fire back? (the ship rocks again) They've brought everything to bear on us.
Nozomi: Yes. route shields through the starstone. Prepare to do the same with the Vanguard.
Engineer: Aye, lass! We're all set down here! Executing orders!
(FSS Legion's shields begin to shimmer purple. The enemy fire ceases to get through as it continues to push forward through the hellfire.)
Weapons: Vanguard is ready to fire. Starstone is linked!
Nozomi: (she raises her hand in a fist...then brings it down.) ...fire.
Weapons: Firing!
(FSS Legion's main gun fires. The purple beam cleaves through space and strikes the enemy flagship, which had sheared off to avoid a critical hit down its own cannon. Nevertheless, numerous weapons and armor is ripped away as the enemy's movement causes the beam to strafe it.
Sensors: Enemy flagship is turning about to broadside us... they're firing missiles!
Nozomi: Intercept with AA guns!
(Contact!)
XO: We'll have to replace those trinities, sir.
Nozomi: Activate the cloaking device.
Weapons: Cloak, activating.
(Before the enemy's eyes, FSS Legion does a disappearing act.)
Nozomi: (throws voice, speaks on wide-band message) Bonnie kin, bonnie kin, what will you do? Bonnie kin, bonnie kin, I see you!
(FSS Legion selects its new position and occupies it.)
Nozomi: Bonnie kin, bonnie kin, all dressed in red... Bonnie kin, bonnie kin, soon you'll be DEAD!
(The ship uncloaks half a klick from the enemy ship, facing it...and a few hundred meters off to the side.)
Nozomi: Vanguards, FIRE!
(Her orders are carried out to the letter, and the next blast rakes the enemy hull, sending innumerable weapons and fragments into the void.)
XO: Recommend we fall back... the enemy is bringing additional ships to bear on us... A LOT of additional ships.
Nozomi: Very well, full reverse.
Weapons: Shouldn't we finish Legion off?
Nozomi: Leave them. They know what happens when you mess with the ADF now.
(The enemy flagship is on fire. It begins to slowly turn away.)
ADF captain: Commander Nozomi, the Iberian offensive is beginning to falter. I think we won!
Cosette: Whiplash 1 here, we held the line. A few missiles got through, but Air to Space countermeasures did their job.
(Nozomi does not respond, but stares at the main viewscreen where the last of the enemy is falling back. Indeed they had triumphed...)
XO: sir, getting the battle report now. We lost nearly half of our own ships to their mad charge.
(...but at what cost?)
Nozomi: We'll leave the fleet here. FSS Legion has to meet up with the rest of the ADF. Set course.
(The navigator fulfills his duties and the enormous vessel heads off. Just before it warps away, Nozomi takes one last, long look at the debris field. And she says to herself:)
You don't mess with the ADF.
END.
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Again, sorry for length, but I had to get the scope of the battle for New Ongess and the action sequence as well-written as possible.
So... good job everyone, I guess Whalecow will give a "speech" to commemorate the occasion at the RZ point. That should get done tomorrow.
Thanks to the villains for letting us beat you up a little. Let me know if I made you guys look too stupid. That would be horrible and I want to know so it can be improved in the future. Ultimately I like to think I am doing this for you guys, and that means you can do anything from complain to impeach me, and I'll accept it.
Thanks again for coming out!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 25, 2014, 11:06:56 am
I completely agree with my score. In the end, cloaking up and just defending a target is might be considered boring.
I regret nothing nonetheless. we gonna eat you, waifu wars xD
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 25, 2014, 02:16:14 pm
So here are the moral/prince scores. These will be put in the spreadsheet. I am counting on Endershadow to rate mine so I get a fair score. Note that they are all rated 1-10 based on awesomeness (and comedy).

I give you a 9/10. Also, the scores are now in the spreadsheet.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 25, 2014, 10:35:19 pm
Yeah, i do feel pretty stupid. Even if your ship is actually technologically superior to mine, (not like it's easy to build another Legion when your empire is not the size of PACT yet) From what i've got you pretty much moved your ship without escort closer to the enemies while the rest of your fleet hanged back to deal with being outflanked? That means not only you'd have less energy to fire with, though it's merely a conveinent game mechanic, you'd be an even more conveinent target. (as if Legion did not have enough -evasion already :P)

And it's might be pretty hard for me to fultfill my nemesis duties after such a defeat if i don't have an empire yet. Stuff is expensive, you know...I'd have loved to try to invade somewhere easier before attempting such a move, but i'm simply not aware of any other nearby important named planets. And Holy Trinacrian Empire which is shaped (relatively) like a triangle, that would be so awesome! First Ryuvia, Ongess, Far Port...and someday Ryuvia, New Eden, Cera!!! Damn you for defeating me so quickly!


And so the captain of the Second Legion leaves for Ryuvia, but not before leaving a message to the arrogant daughter of his nemesis. "Hmph! Don't think you are doing us a favour or this is some kind of space opera so cheesy that good guys excel at everything without trying. Someday, you WILL face the realities of war and regret it!." All the ships which haven't warped out are ordered to stand down and return from whence they came. It's gonna be pretty funny returning like this to Ryuvia. Baah...I think i'll just drown myself in booze then go trash a pirate station. Although, there are unlikely to be any given that i have blown them up all for fun and great order.

Either way, i hope it's still too early for the final episode~
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 26, 2014, 12:17:17 am
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King of Clubs. Ryuvia Prime.

(KTKM's ship is prepping to leave Ryuvia. Whalecow receives a video-chat feed from the queen herself.)
Asaga: Leaving so soon? But we could have so much fun!
Whalecow: That WOULD be nice...
Ava: (gives him a look) We have places to be, sir.
Whalecow: Quite right. Sorry, Asaga. Places to see, people to do.
Ava: Unbelievable.
Whalecow: No, wait, switch those...
Asaga: *snickers* Farewell, captain. (the feed cuts)
(It is replaced by a news report.)
Reporter: ...and in other news today, The Educational Reform Bill has been unanimously passed. In unrelated news, the representative from Legion has been taken into custody for questioning, and the slave tributes have ceased. This reporter wonders...is the ADF somehow responsible? If so, is Whalecow a memeber? And what of that torpedo ship that darkened our sky? Will this Dark Legion be back? If so, what will Queen Di Ryuvia do? Speculations on this and other questions next...
(Whalecow turns it off)
Ava: Well, the ADF know how to shake things up, that's for sure.
Whalecow: Shaken, not stirred. Just the way I like it. (speaks into comm) Captain, we can leave whenever. We better not be late for the rendezvous.
END.
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    I just want to put a story here to make my line complete, sorry if it too long.
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KTKM: Allright, then. Don't worry, we will not be late. Helmsman, take us to the rendezvous point.
Helmsman: Affirmative, captain. We are leaving Ryuvia now.
(FSS Kitakami undocked witht the docking facility and getting into orbit.)
KTKM: Next time we arrive here, I'm sure it wouldn't be diplomatic mission anymore....
Helmsman: Why not?
KTKM: The Queen of Ryuvia didn't want to support our enemy anymore, althought Ryuvia is still in the enemy hand, but I'm sure that we will need to come back here again. Maybe to help Miss Oakrun escape, or maybe to protect Ryuvia from another invasion.
Helmsman: Sir,this mean we don't need to do stupid things like fly over the Ryuvian Palace and being a "Black ship" ?
KTKM: Yeah...but do you think we orbit Ryuvia only to make them scared? no, we got every picture of their military base, military dock, Shipyard, Hidden bunker, Headquater and many other importan things.  This mean we can do the attack easier than it should be...if we really need to do that, of course.
Helmsman: I'm glad you finally do something that make sense, captain.
KTKM: Shut up, dude. You don't know how hard to be captain! Now get us outta here.
Helmsman: Yes, yes. I will do it. Oh, I just wonder, will Our leader Whalecow come to our dinner?
KTKM: I don't know, but he would probably not. Captain Whalecow is a busy man, and Miss Crescentia is a workaholics lady. They would probably get back to the Legion as fast as they can to check the damage after the battle of Ongess, and to make sure the girls is still fine.
Helmsman: Hm...alright, we are charging to make an FTL jump now,sir. Look like we will be the first in the rendezvous point.
KTKM: Good, now let's leave this planet. I don't want to see The Ryuvian Shipbuilder docking facility anymore. Those Missile Slut should die in the Torpedo flame.
Helmsman: (sight) Oh,well.

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   Oh, I got 9/10 Rep!? You are so kind, Whalecow! To give that much score for a not-good story about Torpedo-addict captain and Helmsman/Sensors guy. But I will try to improve my story in the future. Thank you so much!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 25, 2014, 04:40:20 pm
Well, now that the outtro is done, time to post more information about the [Void Armada] based on what Chigara collected aboard the Sharr'Lac on Lost and (re)Found & From the Void They Come
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Information Update: Void Armada

Chigara was back in her lab aboard the Command Ship of the ADF fleet, having finished their mission at the Galorndorn Core, compiling all her research data & currently reading the now decrypted information of the strange Ryuvian codex that was inside one of the Sharr Lac's deepest database.

Chigara: Uuu... That armada was really scary, if they came after us there was no way we could survive. But then again, those ships were some really fine piece of technology... I've never seen any ship with such high survivability & advanced systems... I really want to research them somehow, imagine the advancements on technology it could accomplish... I hope this codex can give me more information about them.

Chigara looked over the files & skimmed through them. It has several logs of the Ryuvian's encounter with the Reapers & Cyberlons in the past. At one point there was a truce, at another point there was severe conflict, seeing the nature of the brittle truce that did not last. There was one point where there was a massive war with the Reapers & Cyberlons, which claimed many planets & billions of lives. One such battle was known as the Great Battle of Nomodorn, which created the Nomodorn Corridor due to the immense amounts of destruction. The Reapers & Cyberlons were successfully hold off in the end & seemingly retreated into the Void, how that transpired remains a mystery. They left a "parting gift" that would forever traumatize the Ryuvians, & even after the narrow "victory", the Ryuvians seems to doubt that is was an actual victory, as the Reapers & Cyberlons mysteriously disappeared at the climatic battle in Ryuvia Prime's star system. Other than that there was nothing much else.

She saw that these database seems to be very incomplete, as there are many gaps unfilled that seems to be missing information about the history of the battle. She checked to see if she can recover them, but found that the data was either completely missing or damage & corrupted to the point beyond any hope of repair. A very few of the data was simply written as "unknown", which was either missing data, completely unreliable data, or corrupted data beyond repair, all which was utterly useless. She continued until she came to one particular database about their armada & the characteristics of their army. All recordings by the Ryuvians & what they learned from the war.
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Data Base: Void Armada
The Void Armada has ships with war technology that surpasses even the most advanced Ryuvian ships. They are distinctive with their black colored armor & sleek ship designs, along with glowing violet lines along a few parts of their bodies, creating circuit like designs. Although few in numbers compared to other factions, they possess the toughest & deadliest ships in the galaxy. Their most distinctive feature being their extremely high survivability, extremely tough armor & hull along with extremely powerful shields which are impossible to pierce & must first be depleted to attack the vessel, with many weapons that carries supreme firepower to destroy ships much larger than themselves while also being deadly accurate. This gives their capital ships the ability to survive immense amount of punishments before being crippled. Their highly advanced engines also gives them superior speed, mobility & agility. Their ships are also designed to operate under any atmospheric condition, able to enter planetary atmosphere & land on the surface of planets. Another defining feature is that their systems are extremely advanced systems & operates by unknown means, having Cyberlons, living cybernetic creatures with the intelligent to run a gigantic ship & all its functions alone. This also makes it impossible to disable their ships or hack their systems to weaken their defenses. This makes them unbeatable in electronic warfare, as the operating system of their technology are completely different & beyond what humans & their creations can comprehend. Their units are also known to be highly aggressive in battle, their capital ship designs allowing them to ram enemy vessels without damaging their own armor or hull. They act more like predators than soldiers in combat, & often marks their enemies as prey to be slaughtered. Proper planning & powerful units are needed in order to engage them. Only true skill that can match this adversary can give any hope of survival against them, as their battle resolve is practically unshakable.

Database Age: 2,516 years old
Note: Data may prove to be outdated

Name: Razor Starfighter
Class: Omni-Role Starfighter
Length: 20 m
Description:
The Razor is an extremely advanced starfighter made from unknown technology. It is a powerful fighter & usually moves in squadrons of 5. In large numbers they pose a serious threat & can seriously damage anything smaller than a battleship. They are armed with deadly weapons boasting deadly accuracy, complemented with one anti-unit turret on the top & another one on the bottom of its body, giving it the ability to attack in 360 degrees range while also giving it the ability to intercept missiles. It is also covered in strong armor & shields, along with highly advanced engines which gives it incredible speed, mobility & agility unmatched by any other fighters. In the hands of an elite pilot --[CORRUPTPED DATA]--. According to pilots who survived engagements with these starfighters, they seem to be --[CORRUPTED DATA]--

Name: Gleipnir Gunship
Class: Omni-Role Gunship
Length: 50 m
Description:
The Gleipnir is a large gunship used to gun down multiple enemies at once. They are large and have multiple purposes, such as carrying infantry & vehicles, air support, & space battles. They are fitted with 5 turrets on the top & 5 on the bottom part of its body, along with missiles that can be shot from the turrets at any direction. They have very tough armor & strong shields, & their body structure are very sturdy. Being a gunship, they are slower & less agile than starfighters, but their highly advanced engines ensures their ability to remain agile despite its size. They are --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. A cruiser is not outside the danger zone when it comes to these vessels. These vessels --[CORRUPTED DATA]--

Name: Avenger Starships
Class: Omni-Role Supreme-Battleship
Length: 1.25 km
In Command: ? ? ? ? ?
Description:
The Avenger Starships of the Void Armada makes the more numerous part of their armada, being the main agile battleships in their formation. They are heavily armed, with reinforced armor & very powerful shields, along with specialized engines & propulsion systems that gives them the ability to retain the mobility of a fast light cruiser despite their size. Another distinctive feature --[MISSING DATA]-- even bigger than them without even damaging themselves. They are also equipped with 5 sets of 5 powerful cannons on the top & another 5 sets on the bottom side of their hull along with many advanced turrets on several parts of their hulls. They also have several --[CORRUPTED]-- of their body. These vessels also --[UNKNOWN DATA]--. These vessels are larger than a heavy battleship & is superior in offense & defense with a heavy battleship while having superior speed & agility than a fast light cruiser. A deadly foe not to be underestimated --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. --[CORRUPTED DATA]-- they are extremely deadly --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. It also has the ability to carry --[UNKNOWN DATA]-- as its fighting force.

Name: Broken Thunder
Class: Omni-Role Dreadnought
Length: 2.5 km
In Command: ? ? ? ? ?
Description:
The Void Broken Thunder is an extremely advanced, ship of the line Dreadnought of colossal size. It has the ability of a top of the line, extremely advanced Dreadnought while being able to carry --[UNKNOWN DATA]--. It's armor is extremely thick & its shields extremely dense, with advanced systems --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. They are armed with massive cannons, 8 sets on the top & another 8 sets in the bottom side of their hulls. Along with that they have countless advanced turrets with deadly accuracy mounted on every side of their body --[MISSING DATA]-- within range. They also carry a huge number of --[CORRUPTED DATA]-- able to cripple tough armor & shields. They are --[MISSING DATA]-- single-handedly with little effort. Despite their size, they are able to retain the same mobility & agility as a fast light cruiser, giving them the ability to maneuver easily in the field of battle. The Sword Breaker is considered the razor blade of the Void Armada, playing a key role --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. They --[CORRUPTED DATA]-- without damaging themselves, making them very deadly --[MISSING DATA]--.

Name: Void Executioner
Class: Annihilator Juggernaut
Length: 5 km
In Command: ? ? ? ? ?
Description:
The most fearsome vessel in the Void Armada. This ship's role is to hunt & destroy enemy Juggernauts & Titans over twice its size single-handed. Designed specifically for offense & only for offense, this vessel is literally armed to the teeth. Anything smaller than a Dreadnought is guaranteed to be turned to scrap in a matter of moments. This mighty vessel is the death-scythe of the Void Armada, designed to have extremely high survivability in any situation & reinforced with extremely tough reinforced armor & extremely dense shields, along with carrying immense amount of firepower & weapons of all kinds with deadly accuracy to decimate an entire armada without any assistance or protection at any range. The firepower of a single Executioner rivaling that of the Star Fortress & its reach extremely far & wide, while having the most advanced engines & propulsion systems to give it the agility & mobility of a fast frigate to chase down fleeing enemies & traverse the battlefield with ease. This vessel poses the highest threat to any fleet, closing in on this vessel is considered suicide, --[CORRUPTED DATA]--, putting them completely at the Executioners' mercy. This vessel is also known --[MISSING DATA]--. It has a special --[MISSING DATA]-- used for charging towards enemies & nullifying all attacks coming from the front. It also carries --[UNKNOWN DATA]--. So far the --[CORRUPTED DATA]--, but not without the immense sacrifice of --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. They are --[MISSING DATA]--. There used to be --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. Beware of their abilities to --[MISSING DATA]-- there is no way to repel the effects or reduce the time effect, all --[MISSING DATA]-- of any kind will malfunction & cease to function. With each one --[CORRUPTED DATA]--

Name: Void Guardian
Class: Guardian Titan
Length: 8 km
In Command: ? ? ? ? ?
Description:
A fearsome guardian tasked to protect the command vessel of the Void Armada. It has the toughest armor & shields of any ships, equal to that of a Star Fortress, while carrying specially designed weapons that gives it the ability to destroy any enemy within a certain range. A distinctive feature is their 8 giant shields attached to their hulls --[CORRUPTED DATA]-- to stop any attack & not receive damage. --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. It has the ability to --[MISSING DATA]-- spanning 1,000 km in radius from their ship, that --[CORRUPTED DATA]-- until nothing is left. Their --[MISSING DATA]-- to get close. --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. They are the absolute shield of the Void Armada, --[CORRUPTED DATA]-- of mass destruction. The --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. They are even --[MISSING DATA]-- the Void Armada.

Name: Void Command Ship
Class: Deus Command Ship
Length: 10 km
In Command: ? ? ? ? ?
Description:
[--UNKNOWN DATA--]

Name: Void Fortress
Class: Mobile Star Fortress
Length: 20 km
In Command: ? ? ? ? ?
Description:
A vessel of gigantic size, far larger than any ship ever created or seen in human history. It is so large that it is categorized as a Star Fortress, the only one of its kind. --[MISSING DATA]-- of this vessel --[MISSING DATA]-- would put even a mighty armada to shame. It is the symbol of absolute --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. So far --[UNKNOWN DATA]--. It would require a tremendous amount of force to destroy it, as its --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. This vessel have no weak points, even its engines are very well protected. Inside it lies --[UNKNOWN DATA]--. This vessel --[CORRUPTED DATA]--. This vessel is --[MISSING DATA]--. It can easily --[UNKNOWN DATA]--. Trying to --[CORRUPTED DATA]--, an absolute fact that has been proven several times --[CORRUPTED DATA]--.
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Recent Information Collected From Probes: Recorded number of vessels before last probe was annihilated

Unknown Mobile Starbase: 1 [Vessel does not match database]
? ? ? ? ?: N/A [Unknown]
Unknown Titan-size Vessels: 4 [Vessel does not match database]
Unknown Juggernaut-size Vessels: 8 [Vessel does not match database]
Unknown Dreadnought-size Vessels: 80 [Not found on database, unknown]
Unknown Battleship-like Vessels: 200 [Not found on database, presumed to be battleships]
Gleipnir Gunships: N/A [Unknown, data outdated]
Razor Starfighters: N/A [Unknown, data outdated]

No further information acquired. Additional observation needed.
Warning: Data very insufficient.
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Chigara looked at the information she gathered so far. The descriptions only gave superficial explanation, she was hoping it was research data, but the rest is corrupted beyond repair or missing with no hope of tracing it. But she doubts that it's research data, since her AI have deciphered most of the Ryuvian database that was still remotely readable. She doesn't know what the rest is, but she's not so sure if she wants to find out. The ships that was vaguely recorded before her probes was annihilated also doesn't seem to match any of the database. It's highly possible that these database are severely outdated, seeing as how old it is.

Chigara: ...I need to inform the others at the RZ. I'm starting to have doubts about researching them... Uuu... B-but, its stated that they once communicated with humans, so maybe they're not entirely hostile. Then again, there was a really massive war... Uuu... I'm not so sure anymore. Maybe Captain Whalecow knows what to do, yeah, let's do that.

After that, she decided to rest & wait till they arrived at the RZ to tell the rest of the ADF. Sadly, she didn't know that a small electronic bug managed to slip & steal said info, giving it to the villains before it vaporized itself after it ran out of power.
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Well, that's about it, sorry if it's long. There won't be any additional mission for now, that'll be for later. For now, Whalecow can use this info in his speech later at the RZ. I don't plan on releasing additional missions for a while, so I'll just be observing in the meantime.

Additional Note: Since this was a mess when I wrote it, it will be fixed for a new one. I will also add another ship type. I'll post a new database at a later time. On another note, the vessels described here are all ancient, so a lot of things would have most likely changed since then.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 25, 2014, 07:41:39 pm
I kind of enjoy and support Astral's post, specs are important.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 25, 2014, 07:45:39 pm
I kind of enjoy and support Astral's post, specs are important.

I concur
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 26, 2014, 05:27:59 am
I kind of enjoy and support Astral's post, specs are important.

I concur

Thanks, I'm glad you two liked it. These ships are actually my own creation since quite some years ago, funny how it turns out now. Never expect to share this with you guys, but again, I'm glad you like it. ;D

Also, I give Whalecow's story a 8.5/10. Nicely done. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 26, 2014, 05:46:37 am
I'd say technology which surpasses that of ancient Ryuvian is a bit of a stretch, but i'm looking forward to seeing it how it unfolds. My empire does not have a standardized fleet yet, but i hope to change that
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 26, 2014, 06:14:18 am
I'd say technology which surpasses that of ancient Ryuvian is a bit of a stretch, but i'm looking forward to seeing it how it unfolds. My empire does not have a standardized fleet yet, but i hope to change that

You forget that Ryuvians are far superior in numbers. In the past, Ryuvians have tenths of thousands of ships along with super-dreadnoughts, & I stated in my previous post that the Ryuvians pushed back the Void Armada in the end due to having technology close to their level & far superior in numbers. Well, judging on your invasion of New Ongesse, your fleet already outnumbers mine at least 6 to 1. That's not counting the fleet of you trusted vassal. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 26, 2014, 06:35:20 am
Except our fleets are clearly lacking in technology if we got beaten by some upstart girl with no military knowledge. That, or they decided to retreat when they saw what happened to my flagship. I'd prefer the latter, it's pretty feasible too considering generals are very important in combat. But it's space so things may be kinda different :s
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 26, 2014, 06:43:53 am
Except our fleets are clearly lacking in technology if we got beaten by some upstart girl with no military knowledge. That, or they decided to retreat when they saw what happened to my flagship. I'd prefer the latter, it's pretty feasible too considering generals are very important in combat. But it's space so things may be kinda different :s

Well, I think you'll like some of my rewarding missions then. I've planned a few ways for either faction to gain rare ancient technology that will considerably boost their fleet tech, & will put them in a big advantage. You'll end up fighting over them, so better start building that fleet. ;)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 26, 2014, 01:18:01 am
     [That's... not how technology works. Again. Whatever, it's already part of the stuff I got planned. Later.
     Instantly beating the bad guys was silly. 'Cuz, I mean, what does this trigger? "Oh look, I had five fleets behind that one, whatever, I'm a bad guy muahahahahaha." It's immensely rare for a hero story to start with real victory. A skirmishing victory (at the cost of the planet), or the fleet bravely sacrificing itself to stop the invasion would've been way more histrionically appropriate.
     There's no way in hell I'm ever going to say "The Void Fleet". I'm calling you guys the Sepulchral Scrublords.]
...
     Y'know... there's no weapon schematics on that disk right? It's not like the Ryuvians had an interest in promulgating their methods of war. Well, not that it matters; Seems like I was the last one to get a copy of the real artifact before the site was destroyed. It's something you wouldn't be interested in, so don't worry. It's something that has no effect on the battlefield, so you've got no reason to worry. It's something that cannot win this war, so, really... there's just no reason to worry.
     Or rather... you're ignoring the real cause for worry.
...
     Have you ever heard? Why snow is white? The story they say is... "Snow is white because it's forgotten what color it's supposed to be". The implication is that snow is a false form, robbed of being and possessing new innocence. Naivety, ignorance, youth, new beginnings... purity.
     So, when people say things like "snow white" and "pure white", it's this story they're referring to. A beautiful, heartwarming story; that's what people think of when they see snow.
     I've always hated that story.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 26, 2014, 10:14:23 am
Yeah it's silly but not every story has to have similiar things. If everything was similiar in them it would be boring. Not that i like being beaten like that. It's a tough balance in making things fun for everyone. I think it'd be nice if we got another unique faction mechanic beside being capable of influencing the ADF, but our membership is pretty low. And it's their thread after all...

Anyway i hope most of your fleet is still intact as that was just the beginning. While the Legion is in repairs, i shall try to covertly operate and go on small missions if possible. Meanwhile ou're free to invade wherever you want but try not to waste the rest of your military potential. If any ideas for invasions are good enough, i shall consider dispatching a part of my squadron or even arriving personally to help you.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 26, 2014, 03:06:15 am
     [Well, Wings? No. What makes a story interesting is less the methods used to tell a story, and more *what a story is saying*. I mean, shit, you can't *even* tell me that Gurren Lagann is anything but a bog-standard narrative arc *that is saying something amazing*.
     But! You are right in that it's not inherently a problem. That doesn't mean it's automatically *good*; only that we can roll with it. All narrative tension has been thrown out the door, which informs the next arc we're going into. Probably... the best way to go about it is to be and act goofy for the next 3-4 missions until my our next big assault happens.
     Which, actually, is a surprisingly clever way to go about it, 'cuz, we suck. I mean... we're bad at this! Shamelessly so! And...
     Me? I'd way prefer working on this joint-writing skillset for a couple weeks, and then have the part where the "real" story kicks in be the best writing I can manage.
...
     For my part, anyways, I just don't want to write purely for the sake of my own ego.]
...
     Invade? No, that's your thing. Don't mistake me for a useless adult who only remembers one way to solve his problems. Well, that comes later.
     Now? Pretend I'm a storyteller. Let me reminisce about the past for a while.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 26, 2014, 07:18:27 am
First, to dispel a few claims. Nozomi DOES have military experience. She has commanded Legion many times in the past (but there was no way of you to know that, so...). Also, it was not a straight-up victory. We lost half our fleet (meaning we are both out considerable fighting power. Watch out for the Void Fleet, lol.). And an EASY victory? Read on.

And I don't like Snow White either. Heh. Give me the Princess Bride any day. I was actually toying with the idea of Nozomi looking at second Legion and saying: "I am Nozomi Shields. You killed my brother. Prepare to die." but alas, it was not to be, lol.

Time for the "mission debriefing".
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"Things we lost in the fire."

Everyone arrives at the rendezvous point without further incident.
(The ADF once again is spread around the room in Legion's auditorium, to finish what they'd started just a few days earlier.)
Whalecow: The time has come to finish what we started... and to reflect on what we just finished. Chigara, why don't you go first?
Chigara: I- um...(looks at one point in the room and begins to speak.) I must report that we have learned some things from the graveyard at Galorndorn Core. We have learned of the Reapers, whatever they are, and we now have a *very* basic knowledge of their starships and combat capabilities. I am ...unsure... if even Legion could take on their fleet, even with the aid of the ADF's combined strength...
Whalecow: What about the research data?
Chigara: We were able to recover enough data to make some baseline improvements to your ships. Anything from improved warhead delivery (she looks at KTKM) to more efficient power systems for things such as cloaking devices(she looks at Not-A-PACT-Spy)to faster calculations and electronic response times(she looks at Endershadow)...even formulas to stimulate growth.
Cosette: I should kill you for that!
(All the weapons in the room are instantly trained on Cosette.)
Fine, fine, I'll let it slide. Once.
Whalecow: What happens now?
Chigara: (hands him a datacard) Use this as you wish. I have to return to Galorndorn Core to continue my research. Bear in mind...Isuspect others may also have this data. Please be careful. There must be more possibilities to be uncovered. I'll keep you guys in the loop. (She takes her eyes off the point) So...ah... I, uh, better be going now. Bye!
(She practically runs off the stage and minutes later is warping away in her transport.)
Whalecow: I have a few things to say about our mission to Ryuvia.
Ava:...It remains in enemy hands.
Whalecow: There's more to it than...
Ava: The diplomatic mission, however, was a success.
Whalecow: I give up...
Ava: (pretends to ignore him) We were successful in exposing the slave "recruitment" operations to the queen, who promptly had our enemy's representative detained for questioning. In addition, a level of...persuasion was used by the captain here to enact an educational reform bill. Ryuvia Prime will once again rise to modern standards... in about ten years or so.
Cosette: ...And that was the best news story I've ever seen. It even topped the ones about me. Heeheeheehee!
Whalecow: Thanks for that gem, Toph.
Cosette: Who's Toph?
Whalecow: Nobody, Melonlord. Go crawl back under your rock.
Cosette: ...
Ava: *ahem* ...So for a diplomatic mission into the heart of the enemy, I would say we were successful. Ryuvia will be suspicious of its new "protectors". Either our opponents will leave them alone, or more likely, they will declare martial law. And then WE will be obligated to assist them. Do not think this is over. Make no mistake. War is coming...in all its glory...and all its horror. Ryuvia's freedom awaits. We must be prepared!
Whalecow: That was quite...passionate...Ms. Crescentia.
Ava: I suppose...
Whalecow: Ah... oh! And last, but not least, we have Nozomi's battle report. Go ahead, darling.
Nozomi: Father! Stop embarrassing me!
Whalecow: I'll stop embarrassing you when I'm dead. (laughs)
Nozomi: *sigh* (looks at audience) It's not just me, is it? Ugh. Anyway...
We were able to successfully defend New Ongess from the "Trinacrian" Empire. More like "Unacrian" now from what I hear, heeheehee. It was a good idea to send me. Our enemy underestimated us because of it. Unfortunately, because of the tactics I had to employ, he now knows that FSS Legion possesses a cloaking device and a weapon capable of instantaneously upping ship systems exponentially on demand. Details will be withheld for security reasons, I bet.
Whalecow: Yes, unfortunately the method is HIGHLY top-secret. I trust you all implicitly, but sensitive information has this odd way of leaking out no matter the safety measures applied. What about the results, angel? (laughs)
Nozomi: *sighs again* Bad. FSS Legion has to lay over several days for repairs, though the enemy SD took even worse damage. And...we lost nearly half our fleet. That puts our forces down... to maybe 2/3 our initial strength. And Dr. Ashada told me that we probably can't get anything more with the current budget...which for all intents and purposes, is a big fat goose-egg. And not a golden one, either.
Whalecow: So... money troubles. No biggie. PACT was strapped for cash at first. They made it.
Ava: But they were annihilated two years back, remember?
Whalecow:...
...I guess I see your point. We'll... figure something out.
Cosette: I know! We can...
Whalecow: We are NOT jumping civilian merchant vessels.
Cosette: How do you know that's what I was gonna say!?
Whalecow: What were you going to say?
Cosette:...never mind, sir.
Whalecow: So... a Pyrrhic victory all across the board, then?
Nozomi: Yeah... and even worse...
Whalecow: What?
Nozomi: It was just so horrible... all those ships... all those people... there must have been tens of thousands on the ships that went down...
Whalecow: You've fought like that before, and you've fought well.
Nozomi: Not on such an awful scale...(She looks out at the audience) Life. We have created miracle medicine that can help people live to be 200 or older... yet we still use bullets that can end that same life before it is 20...
I want it to stop. I guess that's why we're all here, isn't it? To stop that. Know, however, that I would do this again if I have to. As many times as I need to.
(Finished, Nozomi walks off the stage and out of the room.)
Whalecow: Erm... yeah. (Cosette walks off after her.)
Anyway. Today was our first victory, but many more tough fights will follow. Per our agreement, this muster is over. In the future I may call one, a few, or all of you back in to action. Heck, you all have that power, too. We're all equals here, after all. Oh, and the "FSS" designation on your ships will not be necessary. We are one, but we are also individuals. Never forget that like PACT or the Alliance did. And... if you come into any extra cash, feel free to make a donation. We're gonna need it in the ADF account. Not mandatory, but, you know, keep it in mind. Well... I guess we're done here. Feel free to enjoy some dessert. (A few servers come out with ice cream, and now the other members understand why their favorite ice cream was a question on the application.) Eat up, and stay as long as you wish. Legion will be here for the next several days. When you do go... Safe travels.
(Whalecow leaves the stage, and Ava follows shortly, leaving it empty.)
(Please play this video now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o5rnZ1Y0M0 as you read the rest of this post. Ignore Avatar theme if you wish.)
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That's all I got guys. I was thinking here we would have an "EX" mission where you could try to comfort (or galvanize) Nozomi before you leave. Try to avoid romancing.(Endershadow, this means you, lol.) Remember, Whalecow carries a big stick, which is also sharp. lol. You will also get moralist/prince points like usual if you do commit to this extra mission. We will add an EX 01 column to the spreadsheet.

Thanks for playing Chapter 1: Prelude to Freedom.
Maybe next time there will be space-whales.
...If you're good.

Keep things going the way they are, and everything should be fine.
Beating Waifu Wars, here we come!
And new members to all factions welcome as always!

Credits:
Guest appearances:
Chigara Lynn Ashada
Ava Crescentia
Cosette Cosmos
Maray "Nozomi" Shields
Asaga "Oakrun" di Ryuvia
Sola di Ryuvia

ADF Members:
Endershadow
Not-A-PACT-Spy
KTKM
Whalecow

Trinacrian Empire
Evasive Marvel
wingsoflibertytwo

The "reapers"
Astral_Raider
...and many, MANY unknowns...

(If you have anything to say to me about this "chapter", please PM me, thanks)
Thanks again for playing.







If you're going through Hell...
...Keep going.
-Winston Churchill


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Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 27, 2014, 12:43:23 am
"Things we lost in the fire" Ex-mission.
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(KTKM and Helmsman leave the Legion's auditoruim, they are now walking to the hallway)

Helmsman: Sir, I hate to ask, but why do I need to work as your temporary secretary too? and why there're so many document?
KTKM: We never have enough crew, comrade. And you are the only one who know the paperwork, and I really need someone to keep the document for me in the meeting....
Helmsman: You should find a real secretary one day. Working as Helmsman/Sensors/Secretary like this really give me a headache.
KTKM: Hm...a workaholic kuudere lady like Miss Crescentia would be perfect for this. But if only there's someone like that want to be a secretary of a torpedo cruiser captain....
Helmsman: I'm sure there must be someone want to work as secretary and do all paper work for us in the galaxy.Well, must be.
KTKM: (laugh) Yeah, probably

(5 minutes of walking)
KTKM: Damn....Legion is so huge!. Comrade,I think we are lost now....
Helmsman: A torpedo cruiser captain and a helmsman lost their way in the gigantic ship,Not a good story after all.
KTKM: If only I had a map of Legion....Oh look! there's a nice view over there!
(KTKM and Helmsman look at the hallway of the Legion. The hallway has a big window wich is appear to show the view outside of the Legion.)
KTKM: Look at that beautiful space! full of the stars! oh, and that's our Kitakami over there. Haha...She's the only ship of the ADF member that didn't recive any damage at all, even a little scratch damage. I'm so pround of that.
Helmsman: That becuase she did not enter any battle in the mission,captain.
KTKM: ......hey, there's someone over there. Finally, we can ask him or her how to get outta here.
(KTKM and Helmsman noticed that the person is Nozomi)
KTKM:....(whispering to Helmsman)Oh, she's Ms. Nozomi....uh....Shields? what is her last name? I know that she is whalecow's adopted daughter, but I never know about Whalecow's surname. Hey, dude, what should I call her?
Nozomi: You can call me by my first name, It's Nozomi
KTKM: (Whispering to Helmsman with lower voice) Wait...did-..did she heard us!?
Nozomi: *chuckle* Of course I can! you are whispering too lound, you know?
Helmsman: And that's why I always tell you that whispering in front off the lady is not a good idea, captain.
Nozomi: I remember you. We have been met before, aren't we?
KTKM: Yeah...uh-... I am KTKM, the captain of Torpedo cruiser FSS Kitakami. This is my Helmsman, Sensors and temporary secretary. It's nice to meet you again.
Helmsman: You should have said my name, captain.... Truly an hounor to meet you again, Ma'am.
Nozomi: It's nice to see you again, Captain KTKM and the mighty helmsman. You two look like you are in trouble, is there anything I can help you with?
KTKM: Yes! actually we are lost here, don't know where to go. We need to go to the exit.
Nozomi: Do you have any computer device? I can upload the map of Legion to you.
KTKM: I have a Pip-boy 3000 here, is it work?
Helmsman: .....Wait-wait-wait-wait h-how did you have that,sir!?
Nozomi: Well, if it a computer-based device. I think it will work fine.
(Nozomi successfuly uploaded the Legion map to KTKM's Pip-boy)
KTKM: Thank you very much!, Miss Nozomi. This wouldn't make us lost in this gigantic ship again.
Nozomi: Oh, you're welcome.
KTKM: And, uh- Miss Nozomi? are you okay after the battle of Ongess?
Nozomi: Surely I am, but our ADF fleet is not, Captain. You must have heard before in the auditorium that we lost almost half of our fleet.
KTKM: No-no, but my eyes tell otherwise. You seem not to be fine after all.
Nozomi: But-...
KTKM:Well, I can't say that I can help you with this, but as the captain of FSS Kitakami, and the leader of the Torpedo dealer group. I will be on your side, to make war that will stop the all war. So please do not be concerned about it. We may loss many of brave men, but all of us know that we are rebuilding the future of all, to secure the future of the brave men's child, and to make them not being anyone's slave. That's what we are, The Alliance for Defense of Freedom.
Nozomi: .......Thank you, Captain KTKM. One day...I am sure we can stop it. I guess that's why we're all here, isn't it?
KTKM: Yeah, that's right. Well,Farewell,for now, Miss Nozomi.
Nozomi: Until we meet again.

(3 minutes later, after KTKM and Helmsman walk away far enough from Nozomi)
KTKM: Damn, she's so cute man! If only she's not Captain Whalecow's daughter, I would try to make a move on her now.
Helmsman: I suggest that you shouldn't to that, even if she's not. But about the war to stop the all war, did you really mean that?
KTKM: Comrade, we know that the only way to make human stop firing bullet at each other is to make them know the terror of the war, to make them know how scary the war is. That will make them not to do that again...well, until the next generation.
Helmsman: and about the Pip-boy 3000?
KTKM: heheh- I found this nice thing from the trader on the far away planet, pretty nice isn't it? But let's talk about this later, shall we?
Helmsman: Alright, then.

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   Due to the lack of my English skill, I can only write it on a not-perfect-forigner English. I'm sorry about that
    Well, at least I'm try my best! Thank you for reading, and have a nice day.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 26, 2014, 06:27:30 pm
"Things we lost in the fire" Ex-mission.
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(Spy lights up yet another cigarette, and politely declines the ice cream, sweets are not of his liking.)

Spy: So, financial problems... Fundrising?, a kickstarter for Legion Mk2?, No... but that could work.
Helmsman Lucca: Are you thinking of something, sir?
Spy: Yes! I have an idea. I'll need your help Lucca (Spy grins and his eyes light up). Get some Legion crewmen.
Helmsman Lucca: I know that face... This is going to be a problem.

(1 hour later. Legion obvservation deck number 3)

(Nozomi looks at the stars and sighs, she cannot get over what happend at New Ongess)
Nozomi: *sighg* Maybe if I had made another call.
(Suddenly the door gets opened, a man comes in and falls to the floor, visibly dizzy.)
Nozomi: What the...? What happened?!, are you okay?
Legion crewman: The... cantina... help (He passes out)
Nozomi: I, err, will check it out.

(3 minutes later. Cantina. Legion is big ok it takes 3 minutes to... whatevs)

Nozomi: (Opens the door to the cantina) What. I... Just... What.
(Nozomi stands ther in shock. One of the Legion's cantinas had turned into a... casino?)
Spy: (Sitting in the main poker table) Look at that everyone! The Heroine of New Ongess herself! Another round for everyone! Get the ceran beer out! (There are cheers, and people rushing to congratulete her. Finally she shoves them out and approaches the poker table).
Spy: Damn, we got caught. Why didn't you told me we would get caught Lucca? *hic*
Lucca: I did, sir. But you already had a drink in your hand.
Nozomi: What happened here? Where did the cantina go?!
Spy: Oh! Nozomi *hic* when did you get here? Welcome to the fundraising campaign to get the Legion *hic* rebuilt! or whatever, I don't remeber anymore.
Nozomi: People have died and you decide to get a casino going inside the Legion?
Spy: No! I just... what I did... Yeah (Hits the table with his head and stays there). Lucca! Put me more stuff in the thing... where the stuff goes in.
Lucca: He is asking for a drink. Sir!, yes sir!
Spy:(Downs the drink and then hits his his head in the table, leaving it there) Drinking makes you feel better about it.
Nozomi: *sighs* Then I want one.
Spy: And I don't want a certain someone chopping my head off, so no. And aren't you like 15? Hey, the guy with *hic* that does the... *hic* all in.
Nozomi: How dare you... I'm 17!!! ...I'm leaving... What are you betting?
Spy: *Hic* ADF's fund to rebuild the Legion. (trhows his two cards at the table)
Nozomi:(She truns around) WAIT!
Croupier: Royal flush! The gentelman wins!
Nozomi: ...Stop it. Seriously. (She prepares to leave again).
Spy:(Incorporates on the chair) Nozomi! Before you leave, you did what you had to do, no one could have have done it better. Oh and always remember... (He passes, out slaming his head on the table again with a loud noise).
Nozomi: ...Thanks. Will he be alright?
Lucca: Yes Ma'am, In the Sanguinem we already have procedures for this. Have a nice evening.
Nozomi: You too. (She finally takes her leave).

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Don't do drugs, kids.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 26, 2014, 09:05:21 pm

Well, i guess there's a reason things like Spiderman reboots or the Little Red Riding Hood retelling movie are popular. Also why a lot of games and stories have to involve conflict at some point when conflict in real life is a very bad bad thing. Still beating the same horse over and over will eventually get stale and disgusting. It never hurts to try a little innovation...

---

I know, invasions are not the best way to solve problems. We're there to establish order in the galaxy, not just to mindlessly invade and conquer everything. I was just giving you the permission to act freely. And with you not doing anything rash the instant you received it, i'm sure you'll do well with it.

It's not about how many ships you lost, but how many i did. And how much thrashed my flagship exactly was. If we go by Freelancer definitions, which is one game i know ships can go on fire, it would be down to like 15% hull strength...which is really bad. If you utterly decimate an army 10 times larger than yours but lose almost all of your fleet that is still damn a pretty grand victory. But then again, the actual impact on my forces is yet unknown...

There's been only 2 (which?) years since Sunrider went down. With time it would take you to find her, give command, and get into fights, i still find it hard to believe she had enough military experience to match a good admiral. I do believe though that a year of personal experience is better than a few years at an academy, but still...

---

With Legion stationed near Ryuvia for repairs, i have took a shuttle to the planet to spend a little time thinking over things in a bar. That's when the Queen of Ryuvia casually walked into the bar herself and sat at my table to talk to me.

Asaga: Hey, what's up? Where'd you get your ship trashed like that? Fighting evil, i presume?
"You could say that."
Asaga:I've received the diplomatic mission you asked me to. So they aren't with you after all? Are they the evil you've been fighting?
"Yup."
Asaga:I see...i was hoping today was some anniversary and it was my old friend's weird plan to celebrate it, but instead she arrived with some weird guys she's working for and they talked to me about how you're engaged with bad things like slavery...
"Nah. Slavery and human trafficking is what pirates do. I'm a ruler and i wouldn't get my own people in that."
Asaga:You sure? They seemed pretty convincing, having my friend working for them to back them up and all...although i heard they themselves are aligned with a freaking space pirate baron.

"So what's your point?"

Asaga:(pointing her hand towards me)I don't know what's all this about but i stand against oppression, injustice, and slavery...So to disprove your point you shall fly on a mission to deal justice to some nasty space pirates with me!

"Heh, i actually have been wanting to do something like that. You sure it's okay for you leave your planet like that?"

Asaga:Yup! I've got a regent just in mind in one of your guys...like the one you left to watch over me.
"Huh? Didn't you arrest him under suspicion of treason?"
Asaga:There's no proof of your guilt but we're halfway through to prove your innocence. So might as well let him out and let you rule the planet for a bit, isn't that what you wanted to do anyway?
"You sure are strange...but thanks."
Asaga:Heh, no worries. The truth is...this occupation shall only benefit me! Now i shall be able to dispense justice all over the galaxy personally instead of just protecting Ryuvia. And show the world the greatness of Sharr of Ryuvia!

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And now, for a mock-episode preview! I love these, so i wanted to try my hand at one. I hope you'll like it!
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Wings of Liberty:A shocking appearance rattles the battle of New Ongess, causing it to be know as the battle of Legion's Hearts!
Wings of Liberty:The beautiful miss Nozomi has captivated the captain's heart in battle, and so he starts a war to capture and marry her! However, her obsessive suitor Captain Whalecow stands in the way! Like a pervert, he lies in wait, trying to find a favourable moment to strike!
Whalecow:What? She's my daughter!
Wings of Liberty:With help of his evil cronies KTKM and embershadow, Whalecow plans Nozomi's kidnapping, promising to share her with them as a reward!
Chigara:H-huh? (blush) I did not know you guys were like that!
Wings of Liberty:But the ever vigilant Wings of Liberty steps in to kidnap her first! He plans to destroy the space station they want to bring her to, thus ruining their plans and delaying them while he thinks of a way!
Cosette:Hey, that's MY base!!!
Wings of Liberty:Stay tuned for episode 2:Shipping Raid! Go, Wings! For great justice! Do whatever it takes to get a happy ending! Remember, nothing is true, everything is permitted! Watch out, ADF! We'll steal all your women!
Asaga:Did you just say "justice"? Alright then, i'm in!
Ava:Unbelieveable...

The preview is then sent to all the major factions, especially the ADF so everyone sees it.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 26, 2014, 10:17:24 pm
[THE BATTLE FOR NOZOMI INTENSIFIES.]

Stop being so serious about minor things with the tech does not work like that and ship looses, just try to have fun.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 26, 2014, 11:35:17 pm
     [God-damnit Wings! I was hoping someone would do an episode preview! Might need a catchier catchphrase though. Maybe if you turned into a magical girl for the previews? Anyways...
     It's not *quite* right that there's never a problem with innovation. You only need to ask the Chinaman that discovered gunpowder to know that it kinda... helps to know what's going to happen before you do it. Alchemy vs. Science, East vs. West, Microsoft vs. Apple.
     "It's a questionable move that should inform our future actions", that's the ironclad position I've got towards the destruction of the fleet, and I won't give an inch.
...
     PACT Spy? I'm never, ever going to agree with that comment of yours. Now, I think, you might be getting the wrong idea about my viewpoint; it's not that simplifications and unrealistic situations are something I take issue with: cutting away bits of reality is something that all media does, and for entirely good reasons. What I'm really talking about is why those decisions were made, and what we should do about them.
     The problem with these decisions is that they both trade away the quality of the story to glorify the actors. I said it before right? I just don't want to write for my own ego.
     Now, it's not my place to *make* these decisions, but don't you think it's unreasonable to say that I shouldn't say something about them? It's not even that I'm uselessly complaining... I'm drawing conclusions from the past and trying to form agreements about future conduct. I'd like to make the thread cooperative rather than adversarial, and tell a bigger, more impactful, less disjointed story. Don't mistake me for a useless troll who only knows how to complain when he doesn't get his way.]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 26, 2014, 11:42:53 pm
Fun we shall have, but please do not do that storyline. Please.
(I will now rectify certain inconsistencies in WL2's talk with Asaga through use of a very intense sketch.)
---FSS Legion, Captain's Office.---
(IP communication comes in. Whalecow answers it immediately.)
Whalecow: Asaga! Sorry we couldn't stay. We had a torpedo-themed dinner to attend.
Asaga: He sure loves his torps, that guy.
Whalecow: Don't tell him, but I use both!
(they both laugh, then Asaga suddenly gets serious.)
Asaga: This is about your "diplomatic" mission to Ryuvia.
Whalecow: What about it?
Asaga: WL2 spoke to me about the situation. I did not use your name, and instead called you "some weird guy".
Whalecow: Well... I'm not just "some" weird guy.
(Asaga doesn't smile.)
Asaga: I have been told that much of what you said to me was a lie. There WAS no slave trafficking going on! And I did a little digging... you're in bed with Cosette Cosmos!
Whalecow: The latter was some unfortunate wording, m'lady.
Asaga: You know what I meant! Well... I'm waiting for an explanation.
Whalecow: Where to begin... Ah! Slave trafficking WAS happening. I'll send you the photos of a transport leaving as we arrived. And scans of it. You'll find that this bulk freighter has WAY too many life-signs aboard for its habitability and tonnage!
Asaga: Could be a harem ship.
Whalecow: Freighter captains can't afford them. And the symbol on the hull clearly marks it as a Trinacrian Empire vessel.
Asaga: What about Cosmos?
Whalecow: I make no apologies.
Asaga: Then it's true?
Whalecow: We are not exactly "in bed". She is there to aid us. Thinks she owes me her life or some such crap. But she's one hell of a ryder, and can coordinate winning strategies like a badass.
Asaga: You ARE with her!
Whalecow: No, she is with ME!
(there is an awkward silence.)
...We've known each other since the Second Battle of Cera. On Hephaestus.
Asaga: And?
Whalecow: And why can't you respect my judgment? Believe that I'm doing the right thing?
Asaga: That is not what the Protector says. He was also the one that discounted your claims of slavery. And the one that has appointed a temporary head of state for Ryuvia.
Whalecow: And what about the Educational Reform Bill? I had a part in that.
Asaga: Could be just a ploy to give honor to your honorless family. I have seen how your father operates!
Whalecow: I have no father.
...
...And consider your source. I however, have nothing to gain by helping or harming Ryuvia, besides seeing justice served.
Asaga: The way WL2 was talking, you seemed about as justice-less as they come.
Whalecow: Again, consider your source.
Asaga: I have to keep my people alive first and foremost. Reform is fine, but the Protector has offered direct action. You have not. He has given us relief supplies. You have not. He has purged our space of pirates. You have NOT!(now she is seething and is breathing heavily.)
Whalecow: You... You've changed, Asaga.
Asaga: What?
Whalecow: You are so eager to do whatever it takes to have a -temporary- peace, that you do not question your hero's motives. The old Asaga would get to the right place by doing the right thing... no matter how much harder it was!
Asaga: I still say actions speak louder than words, and that's all you've given me. WL2 and I are headed out to destroy another pirate stronghold. To get shit done. And what are you doing?
Whalecow: Not sitting on my ass and letting you make the mistake I once did! You have to get out of this now!
Asaga: No. I mustn't. For Ryuvia.
Whalecow: So that's it then? No stopping you? Nothing more I can say.
Asaga: No, there's not.
Whalecow: Stay safe, Asaga.
Asaga: Yeah... you too.
Whalecow: (stares at her for a moment before speaking) The Trinacrian Empire uses whatever means it must to restore order. Any means. Our very distant end-goals-the Empire's and the ADF's- may be similar. The difference is how many people will be left when the goal is accomplished.
Asaga: And what method will the ADF be using?
Whalecow: I swear... The Alliance for the Defense of Freedom will emerge from the hellfire with our morals-our humanity-intact.
Asaga: Someone else said that to me once. He didn't make it.
Whalecow: There's no guarantee all of US will, either. But where there is life, there is hope. Never forget... And Asaga?
Asaga: ...What?
Whalecow: When you get into trouble-and I know there's no stopping you- NOTHING will stop us from getting you out. You have our contact information.
Asaga: ...okay. I...guess we're done here.
Whalecow: Yeah... Slavers don't call their cargo human, but scanners don't lie... especially not about what's important. They're like Heroes of Justice. (He salutes) People like us.
(Asaga just nods and cuts the transmission.)
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Okay, I think we're pretty set to throw the whole chapter behind us once the EX is done!
thanks guys.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 27, 2014, 08:50:02 am
Don't worry. That was obviously a fake preview. I can do one at the end of every chapter as long as anyone finds them even mildly amusing.
Also, inconsistencies? Where? Would be nice if you could explain in detail what you did not like, surely that would help.
It seems we're making the story head towards it being less like good vs evil, despite what my introductory post said, heh. Well, i guess a good villain not only must have redeeming qualities, but also be understandable from a certain point. I had even thought of the possibility of me having to side with ADF, but then i've just caused a loss of some possibly innocent lives. Defeat meaning friendship or having to side with the side that i caused harm sounds pretty silly when i do things like that. What do you think it'd be like?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 27, 2014, 02:12:53 am
[    @Whalecow: I too enjoyed Days of Ruin, but only ever felt that it existed in opposition to Fate/Stay Night's themes without truly grasping what FSN was talking about. More importantly, they need to release a new Advance Wars game; I could finally justify getting a 3ds! Social gaming really is the best thing about handheld consoles.
     @wingsoflibertytwo: Iunno 'bout being a good guy. I've never been an ally of justice, only an enemy of evil.
     I'll setup more stuff when people catch up with the last couple pages. I only ask that, when I role out a dilemma, the characters don't instantly convince billions of people with "Freedom! Liberty! Justice!". The things I have to follow this up are: "the senators tried that spiel after they killed Julius Caesar; didn't really work for them" and "if you can't find a way to combat evil without convenient hand-waving, live with the thought that evil cannot be defeated in reality."
...
     I've found that the hardest thing in life is convincing a group to step a few feet to the side.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 27, 2014, 05:34:23 am
That's all I got guys. I was thinking here we would have an "EX" mission where you could try to comfort (or galvanize) Nozomi before you leave. Try to avoid romancing.(Endershadow, this means you, lol.) Remember, Whalecow carries a big stick, which is also sharp. lol.

What? I'd never do such a thing. Why do you think I'd try and romance your daughter (while you're alive)? That would make interacting with you weird.

I've decided to forego the EX mission. I think I'll just say that the breakfast scene that happened in steam chat was what happened. (I'd post it, but I don't think steam saves chat for more than a few days).
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 27, 2014, 09:09:38 am


Oh nonononono, I do not take anyone for a troll, I'm sorry if I gave you that impression. In fact, I kind of agree like you in most of the points you made, I just thought that was taking too long, lol.

And as for the own ego thing, I mostly do whatever randomnes comes into my mind. Come on have you seen a spy/detective who does not smoke or drink? Now THAT is unrealistic. xD

I like you, shame you are on the enemy's side. I promise I will make you my own personal nemesis >:D

(Also let's make the mock preview a reality....What could go possibly go wrong?)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 27, 2014, 03:11:07 pm
---
And now, for a mock-episode preview! I love these, so i wanted to try my hand at one. I hope you'll like it!
---
Wings of Liberty:A shocking appearance rattles the battle of New Ongess, causing it to be know as the battle of Legion's Hearts!
Wings of Liberty:The beautiful miss Nozomi has captivated the captain's heart in battle, and so he starts a war to capture and marry her! However, her obsessive suitor Captain Whalecow stands in the way! Like a pervert, he lies in wait, trying to find a favourable moment to strike!
Whalecow:What? She's my daughter!
Wings of Liberty:With help of his evil cronies KTKM and embershadow, Whalecow plans Nozomi's kidnapping, promising to share her with them as a reward!
Chigara:H-huh? (blush) I did not know you guys were like that!
Wings of Liberty:But the ever vigilant Wings of Liberty steps in to kidnap her first! He plans to destroy the space station they want to bring her to, thus ruining their plans and delaying them while he thinks of a way!
Cosette:Hey, that's MY base!!!
Wings of Liberty:Stay tuned for episode 2:Shipping Raid! Go, Wings! For great justice! Do whatever it takes to get a happy ending! Remember, nothing is true, everything is permitted! Watch out, ADF! We'll steal all your women!
Asaga:Did you just say "justice"? Alright then, i'm in!
Ava:Unbelieveable...

The preview is then sent to all the major factions, especially the ADF so everyone sees it.

(KTKM and Helmsman recive this preview while walking at the hallway of the Legion.)
KTKM: What in the torpedo god damn name is this!?
Helmsman: ...."evil cronies KTKM and embershadow" *laugh* I think Captain Endershadow will not be please with this, for intentionally misspelling his name.
KTKM: And I AM not too.
Helmsman: But why? I think he didn't mispell your name in the preview.
KTKM: NOT for misspelling! You dumb ass!
Helmsman: *laugh again* No sir, I'm just kidding.
KTKM: Gah.....
Helmsman: (look at the last part of the preview) 'The preview is then sent to all the major factions, especially the ADF so everyone sees it'  Althought it is a fake preview, but to send it to all of the factions, including the "Unknown".... Our nemesis sure know how to amusing people.
KTKM: .....This guy....
Helmsman: (Look at the subtitle) And the name of the narrator is 'Wings of Liberty'? Hm...interesting.
KTKM: Then I will do the counterpart of this preview, and named my narrator 'Heart of the swarm'. And I'm not kiddng. I'm going to do it.
Helmsman: One thing for sure is I am not going to be your narrator, sir.
KTKM: Good, because I'm going to narrate it myself.
Helmsman: As you wish, captain.
...

I love that fake preview, really love it. As long as it didn't really happen. :V
Or is it really going to happen, please at least let everyone comfort Nozomi before that. :P Because...You know...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 27, 2014, 11:53:07 pm
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Also, inconsistencies? Where? Would be nice if you could explain in detail what you did not like, surely that would help.
Well, just that Asaga described me as "some weird guy" when we knew each other, which I think I established during the main mission. That's about it. Also making sure they know the "slave transfer" is a thing. Other than that, everything was great.

This is my sorry excuse for the EX mission:
(Cosette will play the part of "comforter" in what is sure to be rather a hilarious display(did I sound too British there?).)
Cosette: Open up, sunshine! I got a bone ta pick with you! (knocks repeatedly and with extreme prejudice.)
Nozomi: *sigh* Come in!
(Cosette opens the door and enters.)
Cosette: What's your problem, walkin away like that!? You left me alone on sta...
(It takes her a bit longer than others, but she notices the smile pile of tissues on the floor next to the bed.)
...what...?
Nozomi: What's the problem? (she manages to make her voice sound normal.)
Cosette: I HAD one... but it looks like yours is bigger.
Nozomi: I don't have a problem.
Cosette: Don't give me that bullshit! I know what crying looks like because I... HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE! (yeah, let's go with that.)
Nozomi: Heh. The mighty Cosette Cosmos cries? Wow.
Cosette: I... I'd slit your throat if you weren't already so miserable!
Nozomi: (ignores the last outburst) I just feel like things could have gone better... like we could have solved that fight peacefully... like all those people shouldn't have died.
Cosette: You feel... like giving up?
(In a flash, the tiny ball of rage that is Cosette...changes.)
Nozomi: Yeah... a little.
Cosette: Your father didn't give up on New Eden. Your brother didn't give up on Cera! And when I was trying to kill Sunrider, I didn't give up!
(Nozomi just looks at her.)
...Okay, that last one was a bad example.
Nozomi: Kinda, yeah.
Cosette: Well the point is, you can't give up! We've only just started!
Nozomi: That's what I'm worried about...
Cosette: W-well! You can't give up then! We need you!
Nozomi: You...need me? (she laughs) The great Cosette Cosmos needs me! hahaha. That's not what you're always saying though, is it?
Cosette: (she gets agitated) Maybe I LIED. I'm a friggin' pirate boss, we've been over this! (she whispers) Sometimes...sometimes you're the only thing that keeps me sane...
Nozomi: Relatively so, anyway. (smiles)
Cosette: There we go! And yes, relatively so.
Nozomi: Thanks for the talk, Cozzie.
Cosette: (stops at the door) Don't call me that!
(Nozomi looks downcast.)
*sigh* ...around other people.
(She exits the room, and the door closes behind her.)
Nozomi: I have to keep going...
END.

Scores for EX missions:
KTKM: 9/10. lol, helmsman is always hilarious. Moralist.
Not-A-PACT-Spy: 9/10. Heh. A casino. 50/50 Prince/Moralist... I think.
Endershadow: 9/10. I remember that Steam chat. It was pretty good. Moralist.
And as always, Endershadow will decide my score.

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 27, 2014, 05:03:37 pm
     Popular opinion of the new war is incredibly low within the ADF. Long years years of galactic conflict, poorly maintained trade-lanes, and internal crises have made war a politically untenable action. The problem is less a hatred for war, and more a widespread apathy: enlistment is low, and bonds are impossible to sell (made no better by the already impressive debthood of several member nations), and the countless businesses that need to be nationalized are passively resistant, missing quotas and dodging paperwork. These problems posed by the civilian sector are compounded by those within the military.
      Officers and enlisted crew scoff equally at the idea of being mobilized without their will by a foreign power. Incredible frustration is felt at the crippling casualties shouldered by certain nations while others went without a single loss. Worse still, the public standing and morale of the military is minimal: many crewman enlist for air-conditioned labor and cushy benefits, while officers and generals vie for position against each other and the civilian government. Splinter factions, already in place, are rapidly gaining members and arrogance.
     Martial law is not in effect, the local police are preventing riots, and there are only small outcries for the removal of corrupt officials. This is not a crisis that requires immediate action. In fact, the situation has not developed enough for high-level government officials to make any moves; popular opinion considers these problems minor nuisances, and any direct actions from heads-of-state would only serve to cause widespread panic among the populace and distrust between factions.
     
...
[
     So, there you go; a problem that can't be solved with a half-assed speech. Most likely, this shouldn't even become a mission; just background for the "find cash" mission. Well... it's not like this won't have an impact on what happens later, so I've no regret writing this when it can't be used.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 28, 2014, 03:04:16 am
     Popular opinion of the new war is incredibly low within the ADF. Long years years of galactic conflict, poorly maintained trade-lanes, and internal crises have made war a politically untenable action. The problem is less a hatred for war, and more a widespread apathy: enlistment is low, and bonds are impossible to sell (made no better by the already impressive debthood of several member nations), and the countless businesses that need to be nationalized are passively resistant, missing quotas and dodging paperwork. These problems posed by the civilian sector are compounded by those within the military.
      Officers and enlisted crew scoff equally at the idea of being mobilized without their will by a foreign power. Incredible frustration is felt at the crippling casualties shouldered by certain nations while others went without a single loss. Worse still, the public standing and morale of the military is minimal: many crewman enlist for air-conditioned labor and cushy benefits, while officers and generals vie for position against each other and the civilian government. Splinter factions, already in place, are rapidly gaining members and arrogance.
     Martial law is not in effect, the local police are preventing riots, and there are only small outcries for the removal of corrupt officials. This is not a crisis that requires immediate action. In fact, the situation has not developed enough for high-level government officials to make any moves; popular opinion considers these problems minor nuisances, and any direct actions from heads-of-state would only serve to cause widespread panic among the populace and distrust between factions.
     
...

     So, there you go; a problem that can't be solved with a half-assed speech. Most likely, this shouldn't even become a mission; just background for the "find cash" mission. Well... it's not like this won't have an impact on what happens later, so I've no regret writing this when it can't be used.
]

Hmm... this actually gives me an idea on how both factions can gain huge sums of money via missions, plus it also gives me new ideas on how to test the morality & brains of each factions in my upcoming missions. Some have very valuable rewards that's just near impossible to pass up, but the mission clients' standing are very questionable at best, & the risk involving it can be extreme. Some missions will also put you on either the positive scale or negative scale of the Void Faction, go to far on their bad side & you'll have to face their entire armada.

Now to arrange my ideas into writing. ;)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 28, 2014, 04:11:05 am
     Popular opinion of the new war is incredibly low within the ADF. Long years years of galactic conflict, poorly maintained trade-lanes, and internal crises have made war a politically untenable action. The problem is less a hatred for war, and more a widespread apathy: enlistment is low, and bonds are impossible to sell (made no better by the already impressive debthood of several member nations), and the countless businesses that need to be nationalized are passively resistant, missing quotas and dodging paperwork. These problems posed by the civilian sector are compounded by those within the military.
      Officers and enlisted crew scoff equally at the idea of being mobilized without their will by a foreign power. Incredible frustration is felt at the crippling casualties shouldered by certain nations while others went without a single loss. Worse still, the public standing and morale of the military is minimal: many crewman enlist for air-conditioned labor and cushy benefits, while officers and generals vie for position against each other and the civilian government. Splinter factions, already in place, are rapidly gaining members and arrogance.
     Martial law is not in effect, the local police are preventing riots, and there are only small outcries for the removal of corrupt officials. This is not a crisis that requires immediate action. In fact, the situation has not developed enough for high-level government officials to make any moves; popular opinion considers these problems minor nuisances, and any direct actions from heads-of-state would only serve to cause widespread panic among the populace and distrust between factions.
     
...

     So, there you go; a problem that can't be solved with a half-assed speech. Most likely, this shouldn't even become a mission; just background for the "find cash" mission. Well... it's not like this won't have an impact on what happens later, so I've no regret writing this when it can't be used.
]

Hmm... this actually gives me an idea on how both factions can gain huge sums of money via missions, plus it also gives me new ideas on how to test the morality & brains of each factions in my upcoming missions. Some have very valuable rewards that's just near impossible to pass up, but the mission clients' standing are very questionable at best, & the risk involving it can be extreme. Some missions will also put you on either the positive scale or negative scale of the Void Faction, go to far on their bad side & you'll have to face their entire armada.

Now to arrange my ideas into writing. ;)

Huh, modern Europe sure is writting material, isn't it? Well, a economic crisis is the worst possible enemy anyone can have... As are the corrupt politicians; one politic is bad, two are a tragedy. But anyways...

Gain huge sums of money? Finally someone is speaking my languaje!!! xD
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 27, 2014, 09:09:19 pm
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Popular opinion of the new war is incredibly low within the ADF. Long years years of galactic conflict, poorly maintained trade-lanes, and internal crises have made war a politically untenable action.
The ADF is actually a group of unified individuals. Everyone is a volunteer. They hate this war that we are trying our best to avoid? They are free to leave. We are not nations. We are individual starships, which is why our numbers are relatively small, so problems that plague nations will not have as big an impact on us.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 27, 2014, 11:39:44 pm
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     Whalecow... them's sound like fighting words, but I'm not a very smart person, so I'll ask you to clarify: Is them fighting words? Are you willing to stick to what you just said?
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 27, 2014, 11:41:18 pm
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Popular opinion of the new war is incredibly low within the ADF. Long years years of galactic conflict, poorly maintained trade-lanes, and internal crises have made war a politically untenable action.
The ADF is actually a group of unified individuals. Everyone is a volunteer. They hate this war that we are trying our best to avoid? They are free to leave. We are not nations. We are individual starships, which is why our numbers are relatively small, so problems that plague nations will not have as big an impact on us.

I know from the start that the ADF is a small group, not a nation. But I need to warn you that being a grope will be even worse. Not because the lack of funds, but because the replenish rate.
Remember how Germany lost WWII? One big reason is because German Industry can't replenish the tank they lost in the battle, But Soviet in the other hand can produce more and more tanks with higer replenish. This also happen with the Japanese in the Pacific war.

compared to our situation, since we are the unified individuals group, the problem about the nation wouldn't happen becuase we have no citizen to worry. But that's mean there's no industry-or maybe very-very small shipbuilding industry for us. Some of our member may have a shipbuilding business, including me as the Torpedo shipbuilder which can help to replenish our fleet. But The Holy Trinacrian Empire in the other hand, has the real ship building and ryder industry. We can't confirm that the Trinacrian has many colonies, but at least we can confirm that Ryuvia is on their hand, and the Ryuvian has the real industry, well.... at least bigger than the commercial shipbuilding, and surely bigger than us.

This mean-... if we are going to have a long war with them, we will surely lost.... But I believe in you, My leader Whalecow, that you must have some plans on your mind. So please don't make the ADF fall like the great leaders do with their nations in the past, and lead us to the true peace of the galaxy!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 28, 2014, 04:54:13 am
Scores for EX missions:
KTKM: 9/10. lol, helmsman is always hilarious. Moralist.
Not-A-PACT-Spy: 9/10. Heh. A casino. 50/50 Prince/Moralist... I think.
Endershadow: 9/10. I remember that Steam chat. It was pretty good. Moralist.
And as always, Endershadow will decide my score.

I don't know if you've seen it in the spreadsheet yet, but I gave you a 9/10 moralist. Are you going to link the spreadsheet at the top of this topic?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 28, 2014, 12:50:13 pm
Oh yeah, I should do that. Sorry.
(and yes, Evasive Marvel, those were fighting words. (not really))
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 28, 2014, 09:46:39 pm
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     Alright! A fight it is! I'll examine each of the mistakes in your comment one by one. I'll try and keep it entertaining.
     If the issue is that the ADF has no weakness to the problems that plague nations, your mistake is assuming that a planetary-scale military force can exist without outside support. Unless you're suggesting that every crewman works without pay, that every ship is gifted by the gods, that energy is charged by basking in the sun, that every ship has dedicated facilities to replace missiles and shells... It is impossible to maintain a planetary-scale military without planetary-scale support. This implies that, rather than being a supplement to the existing navy, the ADF has *replaced* it. This means individual donations, governmental approval and funding, leased shipyards, consistent deliveries of fuel, off-ship reserves of munitions, shared intelligence networks, and crews donated along with their ships. You are both plagued by the problems of these member nations, and have a need to project a positive image and engender popular support.
     If the issue is the small size of the ADF, this can be attributed to years of attrition with few replacements, a reserve of ships withheld from the ADF for terrestrial use, a low level of militarization as a result of isolationism, and the need to combat piracy even during war. This implies that the ADF was intended as a defensive coalition to deter outside aggression, maintain trade, and project spheres of influence. The unusual constitution and immense powers of the ADF implies that it was intended to have enough strength to strong-arm reticent planets into joining the ADF or as an emergency, short-term, measure after long years of demilitarization.


(http://www.animalhi.com/thumbnails/detail/20121102/snapshot%20monkeys%20nisemonogatari%20kanbaru%20suruga%201920x1080%20wallpaper_www.animalhi.com_2.jpg)
Kanbaru because best girl


     If the issue is that no members of the ADF are tied to civilian government, then here's this quote from the original post: "I extent this invitation to all individuals, their planets, moons, starbases, starships, etc. Join us. Join the ADF. ". Several member have made no indication as to where their military force comes from, and -in the first place- there's no real problem with retconning this early in the story.
     If the issue is the shift of focus from "gung ho hero" to "commentary on society and modern government", then we've got our first valid complaint! This will change the story for everyone involved, so it's worth at least a bit of milling about. Though, if I'm allowed to say this... I think it merely opens the realm of possibility. Members who want to write their adventure stories, and members who want to write their meditations on humanity... I think this only makes it possible to write both things without conflicting each other.
     Now, it's not like I think this is a democracy. I'm not so much a prick that I'll call a vote for my personal issue, and I'm not so arrogant that I'll automatically quit because I didn't get my way -Whalecow should retain the right to settle discrepancies in canon and disputes between members- I'm only daring enough to hope that Whalecow is adult enough to listen to logic, and kind enough to recognize my request.
     And, in closing, Kanbaru:
]

(http://freevitathemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Kanbaru.jpg)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 28, 2014, 04:08:21 pm
Even if we dealt them a powerful blow, being unable to accomplish what we started says something about the state of our own military. Either we need to place more guns  on our ships rather than engines, or more armour on my flagship. Additionally, the Legion has the power to scare governments into submission on it's own.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 12:34:41 am
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     @wingsoflibertytwo: Nah, we just lost that fight 'cuz we're the nameless mooks. Now! You put a dude with a *name* in charge? Instant win. Apparently "Hero" didn't count to Whalecow, who pretended that my fleet didn't have a general and was incapable of any strategy more developed than "get me closer, I want to hit them with my sword."
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 29, 2014, 12:39:50 am
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     @wingsoflibertytwo: Nah, we just lost that fight 'cuz we're the nameless mooks. Now! You put a dude with a *name* in charge? Instant win. Apparently "Hero" didn't count to Whalecow, who pretended that my fleet didn't have a general and was incapable of any strategy more developed than "get me closer, I want to hit them with my sword."
]

I'm so angry right now, that last strategy is the single, better, always win, strategy anyone can apply in the entire universe.
You only failed because you didn't get close enough.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 01:02:06 am
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     @Not-A-PACT-Spy: Well, I'm exaggerating. Going from Whalecow's account, my fleet wasn't actually *at* the battle, yet somehow managed to die.
     But, yeah, I know what you mean. I really like rush-down, so I basically made a rush-down faction with daring tactics and a gurren lagann mentality. I'm more scout than spy.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 28, 2014, 05:18:53 pm
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     @Not-A-PACT-Spy: Well, I'm exaggerating. Going from Whalecow's account, my fleet wasn't actually *at* the battle, yet somehow managed to die.
     But, yeah, I know what you mean. I really like rush-down, so I basically made a rush-down faction with daring tactics and a gurren lagann mentality. I'm more scout than spy.
]

I was just kidding never question a commisar, it's heresy
Also I agree you could add more dakka to your ships, ther is never enough dakka.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 01:27:24 am
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     There is never enough daka. Amen.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 28, 2014, 05:39:05 pm
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     @Not-A-PACT-Spy: Well, I'm exaggerating. Going from Whalecow's account, my fleet wasn't actually *at* the battle, yet somehow managed to die.
     But, yeah, I know what you mean. I really like rush-down, so I basically made a rush-down faction with daring tactics and a gurren lagann mentality. I'm more scout than spy.
]

I was just kidding never question a commisar, it's heresy
Also I agree you could add more dakka to your ships, ther is never enough dakka.

Interestingly, I read in the TVTropes that the space hulk that's around 4~12 km long have 0,1% of "enuff dakka". Imagine how many guns are fitted to that thing.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on November 28, 2014, 05:54:28 pm
I was at the battle too though. Perhaps if i took reins of the entire army we would have won, but i don't like commanding huge fleets. I'm a fan of so called "Sunrider tactics" where the forces i give direct detailed orders to are pretty small so i can watch over all of them with full efficiency. This allows for increased efficiency and works pretty well against enemies who can't wage a war of attrition. So what do we need then? Another member who would like to bruteforce things rather than covertly operate? I heard a lot of generic villains have these and it works for them, somewhat.

Fitting more guns is not a bad idea i guess. They can always have the application of being blown off instead of the hull when the ship is hit.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 02:23:59 am
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     @Astral_Raider: I really enjoyed Blood Bowl on my PC, but that's as deep into Warhammer as I've gotten. I played dark elves a lot; the least hated elvish team.
     @wingsoflibertytwo: It's not a terrible tradeoff, slapping on more guns. It's no free lunch of course, but it wouldn't be a bad idea. The problem with changing ship designs at this point is... If I keep spamming the designs we got, we make 'em better, we make 'em cheaper, we make 'em quicker. It's the T-34 mentality; perfect for a lower end highly industrial society.
     And, well, I don't really know how you intend to get a reliable *and* capable underling. With the whole "slavery and conquest" shtick, you're just gonna end up with over-ambitious jackasses or such. Now, my guys? We got the whole Roman-stoic/rational-religion thing going on -I'll get around to explaining that in-character- so my guys know their shit.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 28, 2014, 06:23:27 pm
@Evasive Marvel: You should really try playing W40K Dawn of War & Dawn of War 2. Also, W40K Space Marine, they are totally badass... 3 of my all time favorite games.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 02:48:55 am
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     @Astral_Raider: Space Marine has just been put on my wishlist, but Dawn of War is out of the question: It sits squarely in the RTS sub-genre I call "I wish this was World in Conflict".
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 29, 2014, 03:26:21 am
Spoiler
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     Alright! A fight it is! I'll examine each of the mistakes in your comment one by one. I'll try and keep it entertaining.
     If the issue is that the ADF has no weakness to the problems that plague nations, your mistake is assuming that a planetary-scale military force can exist without outside support. Unless you're suggesting that every crewman works without pay, that every ship is gifted by the gods, that energy is charged by basking in the sun, that every ship has dedicated facilities to replace missiles and shells... It is impossible to maintain a planetary-scale military without planetary-scale support. This implies that, rather than being a supplement to the existing navy, the ADF has *replaced* it. This means individual donations, governmental approval and funding, leased shipyards, consistent deliveries of fuel, off-ship reserves of munitions, shared intelligence networks, and crews donated along with their ships. You are both plagued by the problems of these member nations, and have a need to project a positive image and engender popular support.
     If the issue is the small size of the ADF, this can be attributed to years of attrition with few replacements, a reserve of ships withheld from the ADF for terrestrial use, a low level of militarization as a result of isolationism, and the need to combat piracy even during war. This implies that the ADF was intended as a defensive coalition to deter outside aggression, maintain trade, and project spheres of influence. The unusual constitution and immense powers of the ADF implies that it was intended to have enough strength to strong-arm reticent planets into joining the ADF or as an emergency, short-term, measure after long years of demilitarization.


(http://www.animalhi.com/thumbnails/detail/20121102/snapshot%20monkeys%20nisemonogatari%20kanbaru%20suruga%201920x1080%20wallpaper_www.animalhi.com_2.jpg)
Kanbaru because best girl


     If the issue is that no members of the ADF are tied to civilian government, then here's this quote from the original post: "I extent this invitation to all individuals, their planets, moons, starbases, starships, etc. Join us. Join the ADF. ". Several member have made no indication as to where their military force comes from, and -in the first place- there's no real problem with retconning this early in the story.
     If the issue is the shift of focus from "gung ho hero" to "commentary on society and modern government", then we've got our first valid complaint! This will change the story for everyone involved, so it's worth at least a bit of milling about. Though, if I'm allowed to say this... I think it merely opens the realm of possibility. Members who want to write their adventure stories, and members who want to write their meditations on humanity... I think this only makes it possible to write both things without conflicting each other.
     Now, it's not like I think this is a democracy. I'm not so much a prick that I'll call a vote for my personal issue, and I'm not so arrogant that I'll automatically quit because I didn't get my way -Whalecow should retain the right to settle discrepancies in canon and disputes between members- I'm only daring enough to hope that Whalecow is adult enough to listen to logic, and kind enough to recognize my request.
     And, in closing, Kanbaru:
]

(http://freevitathemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Kanbaru.jpg)

Kanbaru, Hanekawa, and Karen are best girls.

(http://i.imgur.com/gjFLrAZ.jpg)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 04:09:30 am
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     It's a testament to the Monogatari series that there's really no "guilty pleasure waifu". None of the characters (not even Nadeko!) feel like they exist purely to satisfy some fetish. And, I like Kanbaru 'cuz, like... my favorite characters are the ones that act entirely boring and stalwart because of incredibly interesting reasons -and Kanbaru is exactly that.
     Well, really, she's just an admirable person.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 28, 2014, 08:25:46 pm
This is starting to turn into a Monogatari series thread. Time for an update on the war situation.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 04:41:35 am
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     @Astral_Raider: Y'know... I like how you only point out our derailment *after* you finish talking about Warhammer. But, yeah, I'm not gonna help the thread derail any further.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 28, 2014, 08:54:02 pm
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     @Astral_Raider: Y'know... I like how you only point out our derailment *after* you finish talking about Warhammer. But, yeah, I'm not gonna help the thread derail any further.
]

Yeah, that comment made by Spy about more dakka reminded me of W40K, but I decided to stop at just giving game suggestions before it derailed to that territory lol. I'm a fan of the W40K series. :P

Welp, on with the war. 8)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on November 28, 2014, 09:01:16 pm
Well, in gonna take a trip to the Monogatari reality. Anyone else want to go?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on November 29, 2014, 05:20:25 am
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     Now is the perfect time to catch up on the Monogatari series. Coalgirls just finished up with the second series. That's 1080p Blu-Ray edition in lossless audio with the best translation English will allow. Fate/Hollow Ataraxia finally got translated? Who cares!?
     But, uhhh, yeah... Whalecow just has to issue the next set of missions right? I'll write more fluff later, so I don't think I'm the one holding up the show. Unless someone wants to talk about the storylines they want to have happen (or something), let's just give Whalecow some time.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 29, 2014, 12:53:37 am
It's good to see you fighting with words, rather than a huge fleet of starships.

It's such a shame that I live in Eastern, so whenever people in the western talking,posting or anything. It probably that I'm sleeping. And my Engrish is sound like a half as sleep foreigner. So I'm apologize if there's anything wrong with my grammar, words, sentence or anything. Or it looks too rude or anything like that.

....And Senjougahara is the best girl!
(https://ghostlightning.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/bakemonogatari-09-senjougahara-rooftop.jpg?w=640)

Okay, may be we should stop doing this.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on November 29, 2014, 10:49:47 am
What?! You haven't played W40K?! Not even tabletop!?!?!?

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/691/973/e75.jpg)
W40K funny data: Mars class Battlecruiser- 4Km
                         Retribution class Battleship- 5.6km
                         Eternal Crusader mobile Cahpter Fortress- 10Km
This is why I laugh whenever I hear Legion being huge xD

Also I guess I must wacht monogatari...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on November 29, 2014, 11:28:31 am
This is why I laugh whenever I hear Legion being huge xD

Also I guess I must wacht monogatari...

Luagh? nah.... I don't think so, remember that Warhamer 40K is set in the 41st millennium, a very far far away future. We don't know which earth-year the Sunrider begin, but I'm sure that it set not far as Warhammer 40K does. And don't forget about things like the war, fall of Ryuvia, lost technology and many thing that make the technology development in Sunrider universe falling down. Or in other words, The Sunrider  universe technology is very far behind the W40K is. So the massive size of Legion is kinda impressive, for their time of course. If those Legion crews have a chance to saw one of the Battlecruiser in W40K, they will be shocked and pass out due to the frightened they can feel from the massive sizes. :D

and yes, you should try to watch monogatari, but don't get too addict...like me. Becuase there will be no going back.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 29, 2014, 01:45:42 pm
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Luagh? nah.... I don't think so, remember that Warhamer 40K is set in the 41st millennium, a very far far away future. We don't know which earth-year the Sunrider begin, but I'm sure that it set not far as Warhammer 40K does. And don't forget about things like the war, fall of Ryuvia, lost technology and many thing that make the technology development in Sunrider universe falling down. Or in other words, The Sunrider  universe technology is very far behind the W40K is. So the massive size of Legion is kinda impressive, for their time of course. If those Legion crews have a chance to saw one of the Battlecruiser in W40K, they will be shocked and pass out due to the frightened they can feel from the massive sizes.
We smell a challenge.
(And by We I mean Legion. I try on the mask ONE TIME...)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on November 29, 2014, 03:34:16 pm
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Luagh? nah.... I don't think so, remember that Warhamer 40K is set in the 41st millennium, a very far far away future. We don't know which earth-year the Sunrider begin, but I'm sure that it set not far as Warhammer 40K does. And don't forget about things like the war, fall of Ryuvia, lost technology and many thing that make the technology development in Sunrider universe falling down. Or in other words, The Sunrider  universe technology is very far behind the W40K is. So the massive size of Legion is kinda impressive, for their time of course. If those Legion crews have a chance to saw one of the Battlecruiser in W40K, they will be shocked and pass out due to the frightened they can feel from the massive sizes.
We smell a challenge.
(And by We I mean Legion. I try on the mask ONE TIME...)

You're not going to suddenly amp the Legion into an over-sized space hulk are you? >_>
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on November 30, 2014, 01:21:39 pm
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You're not going to suddenly amp the Legion into an over-sized space hulk are you? >_>
What an interesting idea. But no. However, there are many more tricks up Our collective sleeve than have yet been revealed.
I will probably begin another chapter on Monday night, so look for that.
Also, please avoid tangents. I think they're okay, but I want people to look at our view/reply count and not be able to say: "Pshhh. 3/4 of it was totally a tangent, and therefore nothing great was accomplished".
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on December 01, 2014, 03:18:16 am
[
     @Whalecow: I'm not trying to start a fight here, and this might just be a misunderstanding, but... I think you'll understand what I mean when I say "stop doing that". I think it would be sad if we couldn't form a good working relationship because of unstated reasons.
...
     @Not-A-PACT-Spy: If you're really gonna watch the Monogatari series, start PM'ing me. I'll set you up man: Viewing list, companion reading, commentary, discussion. I'm working this show into a *science*.
     @KTKM-Sama: Your writing isn't as poor as you like to think. The syntax is terrible; words are all in the wrong order. That, ultimately, just comes across as internet-speak and is not something to be embarrassed about. It accidentally works as great pacing actually; your most dramatic sentences end up more impactful because of the unusual pacing. That said... spend more time on your scenes and overall plot... always ask yourself "is this a scene that needs to be here? Is there a more natural way I can deliver this information?" And always be willing to delete something that you can't make work, even if it's totally kickass.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 01, 2014, 05:10:42 am
KTKM, I like your writing. It comes across as you being from a faraway planet, and makes you sound like you have a Russian accent. I think it adds to the character.

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@Whalecow: I'm not trying to start a fight here, and this might just be a misunderstanding, but... I think you'll understand what I mean when I say "stop doing that". I think it would be sad if we couldn't form a good working relationship because of unstated reasons.

I don't understand. Please explain.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 01, 2014, 01:36:37 pm
The following events take place after mission 1 but before mission 2. I'm going to refer to dates using "D.A.M." (Days After Mission 1).



Endershadow's Base - 2 D.A.M.

Endershadow: I'm going to need a way to be able to use my drones while also being able to move. Let's see what I can possibly do.

Endershadow ponders different ways he can move and control his drones at the same time

Endershadow: So my options are 1) figure out a way to keep the reality holes stable while accelerating 2) make a drone that can open a reality hole that I can use as a proxy for controlling the drones  or 3) move the drone control systems onto my ship. I can't do the first one with current technology, if I did the the third one the drone control center in the alternate reality would be useless, and I'd be limited to only a couple hardcoded channels for the second option. It looks like I have to do the second option.



Endershadow's Base - 4 D.A.M.

Endershadow: I've finally completed it. It only has the channel for the drone control reality hole at the moment, but I might be able to squeeze another channel in when I have better technology.



I think that takes care of all the important stuff that happens with me between missions 1 and 2.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on December 01, 2014, 05:45:54 am
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     @Whalecow: Oh? I suppose it was just my selfish misunderstanding then; pretend I never brought it up. It's not something I can make better by explaining, so you'll have to do without anything specific.
     Though, I can at least say... Life will be very difficult for you if you ignore what influence you have on others. Modern society says that you're responsible for your mistakes even if they're only accidents, so try not to absentmindedly burden the people around you.
]
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 01, 2014, 05:59:48 am
I am ignorant and fail to understand ANYTHING you are saying to me. Anyone else get it? Anyone?

And how am I burdening people?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 01, 2014, 06:10:17 am
I only don't like the writing in which i get screwed over. It's just personal preference, so don't let this get to you in any way unless you can avoid it without sapping the fun.

My part will continue when mission 2 starts for the ADF. Although i have no relation to them, i feel like it's more appropriate for the moment.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 01, 2014, 11:36:58 am

     @KTKM-Sama: Your writing isn't as poor as you like to think. The syntax is terrible; words are all in the wrong order. That, ultimately, just comes across as internet-speak and is not something to be embarrassed about. It accidentally works as great pacing actually; your most dramatic sentences end up more impactful because of the unusual pacing. That said... spend more time on your scenes and overall plot... always ask yourself "is this a scene that needs to be here? Is there a more natural way I can deliver this information?" And always be willing to delete something that you can't make work, even if it's totally kickass.


Thank you, and thanks for the advice. I'll keep that in mind. I'll try to improve my next writing as far as possible.

KTKM, I like your writing. It comes across as you being from a faraway planet, and makes you sound like you have a Russian accent. I think it adds to the character.

Oh, thank you! my leader Whalecow! I'm glad you like my writing.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 01, 2014, 12:19:38 pm
Being a non native english speaker I completely understand you KTKM-Sama. That's why we can use this as practice for writing!
As for me, where I really suck is at speaked english. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 01, 2014, 08:40:14 pm
Ah, I'm glad there's someone understand my feeling. Thank you very much, Not-A-PACT spy. I hope that one day I'll be able to write in the perfect English!.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 01, 2014, 01:21:30 pm
Ah, I'm glad there's someone understand my feeling. Thank you very much, Not-A-PACT spy. I hope that one day I'll be able to write in the perfect English!.

Your writing will get better. Trust me, I speak from personal experience. Though I've been learning english since I was 5, so I have over 15 years of experience with this language, but know that even now, I sometimes need to look up a few rare words if they're too complicated. It's nothing to ashamed of, your making good progress. Practice makes perfect, keep going KTKM. 8)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 02, 2014, 03:22:05 am
Okay guys. Here goes. Chapter 02: Last Impressions
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-One week later-

Oracle VI. "Behind The Mask." Moralist option.

(A call goes out from FSS Legion to the rest of the ADF. The time has already come for another mustering. On screens across the galaxy, Whalecow outlines what mission objectives must be accomplished this time.)
Whalecow: Thanks for all your time and patience, everyone. Here's the situation. A contact I have in the Alliance has gotten wind of a research station orbiting Oracle VI. Not just any research station... She believes that it is at least part, if not the whole, of the "Prototype" project. We can't let anyone get their hands on that, so we should scramble immediately. However, my associate also says that the station appears active, and scanners have detected serious numbers of security drones in the area. Stay sharp out there.
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Asteroid Field X-104. "All In." Prince option.

(Nozomi runs in as the broadcast is still going on.)
Whalecow: What's wrong, Zo?
Nozomi: Oh, it's just horrible! That casino Not-A-PACT-Spy set up on d-deck... It's been held up!
Whalecow: What happened?
Nozomi: One of the ADF soldiers lost his hand then held his gun up... He took most of our funding... at least 100,000 credits!
Whalecow: Damn. Where did they go?
Nozomi: He knows he can't out-run us... He's headed for an asteroid field as we speak. Took one of the fuel transports.
Whalecow: *sigh* Now we have to split our forces again. Great. Anything else?
Nozomi: Yeah... Our forward scouts detected something that sounds like a whale-call. In space.
Whalecow: Hmmm...
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(...And now Cosette runs in. She is, as usual, very animated.)
Cosette: Captain! We gotta go now!
Whalecow: Go? Go where?
Cosette: To the Nomodorn Corridor! Let's go!
Whalecow: What? Why?
Cosette: Some associates of mine have detected Trinacrian vessels in the area... and...and...
Whalecow: You're never this disturbed! What is it!?
Cosette: Blackjack, sir. Blackjack is there.
Whalecow: You know we can't go, right? We'd be defying Ryuvia to defend known criminals.
Cosette: But it's not just the criminals! It's their families too!
Whalecow: What the hell!? What kind of pirates bring their families onto the base!?
Cosette: These idiots! They wanted to get their family away from all the chaos, but it's at their doorstep anyway! We gotta get out there and save those SOBs!
Whalecow: We can't... The entire galaxy would turn on the ADF. The Trinacrian Empire would use it as a propaganda tool. Our chances to help others would be virtually nonexistent.
Cosette: You... You're...
...
...You're worse than Admiral Grey!
Whalecow: What!?
Cosette: You're a friggin' politician! You won't help the innocent because you're afraid of what others will think, you bastard!
Whalecow: But...!
Cosette: No "buts" this time, you asshole! I'm going to help those people! And no one's gonna stop me!
Whalecow: (turns away from her) Not even the Sharr of Ryuvia?
Cosette: (she also turns away) I'm gonna give it my damn best shot, and that B---- better not get in my way if she knows what's good for her!
(She leaves the room. A minute later, a small transport leaves the hangar and warps out for Nomodorn.)
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(Whalecow stands there a moment and turns back to the video feed)
Whalecow: We... we have our missions. Oracle VI or Nomodorn Core... Take your pick. We need that cash, but we also have to safe-guard the Prototype research data. (he looks away from the screen toward the door again, then turns back) That's everything. Legion out.
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Okay, that's all I have. Pick either "Behind The Mask" or "All In" and we can get started, following the usual process. Thanks!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 02, 2014, 04:13:16 am
All In
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 02, 2014, 04:16:21 pm
Oracle VI. "Behind The Mask." Moralist option.
......................................................................

(KTKM recived the Transmission while KTKM is half-as-sleep. Since there's no more mission after the first mission for a little bit long time, FSS Kitakami and her crews decied to go back to the far away planet. in other words, go back to their base.)

KTKM: Wut?....What is this? a-uh...transmission from Leader whalecow? Jeez... This is just 2:00 and he send a transmission to me?....oh wait, Legion probably using different time zone than my ship....Ah damnit, Why this problem keep happening to me. *Sight* Ah nevermind, I'm going to make a discussion about this with my crews tomorrow.
(KTKM fall to the bed, but 2 minutes later, The helmsman came in front of the KTKM's door and ask a permission to get in)
Helmsman:*Knock Knock*(Helmsman knocking the KTKM's room) Captain, may I come in?
KTKM: ....Yeah, sure.....No...-I mean- Seriously, knocking the door in 2'o clock? Oh my Torpedo god, not this again... can't you see this is sleeping time!? If it's not important I'm going to send you to manned the Suicide torpedo right now!
Helmsman: I know you wouldn't do that, sir. And I have very important document to report, first is about our fleet, and second is about our mission in the ADF
KTKM: Oh? you know about ADF transmission?
Helmsman: Yes, every transmission, contact, or signal that our ship recived will appear to my monitor too.
KTKM: Why in the Torpedo god damn will it send to you too?
Helmsman: *sight* I am your Helmsman, Sensors and Temporary Secretary. I can't think about the reason why the transmission will not send to me too.
KTKM: Uh...yeah....The ADF probably think that I can't handle the transmission alone.
Helmsman: And I'm glad they do.
KTKM: Well, let's talk about the mission first. I will say just one word, Oracle VI.
Helmsman: Why?
KTKM: The mission in the Asteroid field is just about to get a crazy ADF guy who stole big money, and another is to help a pirate family, that's all. But in the Oracle VI....I don't know what is "Prototype" Project is...but It must be a weapon...or anything....But I'm sure It'll wroth the money if we start research about it! Just copy all the data before sending it to Leader Whalecow, and boom! even if we don't know what the hell is about Prototype Project, we can still sell the copy of the data to someone else. And one last thing "We can't let anyone get their hands on that" This mean if we can't get the data, we just blow the station up, and the job's done. Who cares about the drone if we have Torps anyway? I have a really good plan about this, but let's talk about it tomorrow. Now what's next?
Helmsman: It's about the report of our fleet.
KTKM: Fleet? you say FLEET? Comrade, we have only 2 Torpedo cruisers and some Torpedo boats, and you decied to call it a fleet!?
Helmsman: Yes.
KTKM: ....Never mind, then. Please continue.
Helmsman: Our factory has produced 26 Torpedo boats and 15 Midget Submarines.
KTKM: That was smaller number than I expected. After cutting some order that our customers were send...we only have 10 Torpedo cruisers and 5 Midget Subs left for donating to the ADF Fleet. Well, better than nothing. Remember to send some instruction manual to the ADF when we send them to ADF Fleet.
Helmsman: Yes, sir. And another report,after some modification in our dock, we are now be able to install 3 Midget Submarines and 5 Torpedo boats in our Kitakami. This mean we can carry them without place them in our cargo hull, and and deploy them into the battle whenever we want.
KTKM: Good, that should improve our ship, now get outta here. I need some more sleep.
Helmsman: Affirmitive, captain.
(The Helmsman waks out)
KTKM: * Sight* Important report your ass, all of these things can talk tomorrow...ugh...
...

So, let's explain about the torpedo group dealer and their ship a little bit. Please note that this is all ficional story do I need to tell you about that? I'll put it in the spoiler so it'll look not very long :)

Spoiler
The torpedo dealer group is the group from very far away planet, they only have torps and some torpedo ship for sale. But their torpedoes are the best torpedoes around in the Galaxy. Althought there's not much people using torpedoes in the missile-age. the torpedo dealer is very small group, and usually make some profit by selling their torps and boats. their number is unknown, but probably come in very small number like 50 or 20. most of them are on board the Torpedo cruiser Kitakami, and side with the ADF.

Torpedo dealer's boat is built with very thin armour and very low-tech shield generator. they can produce their boat in a small number, and can only build a ship in a year. Very small number for a shipbuilder, and still very small number for a commercial shipbuilder. But their ships and boats are cheap and consume half of the fuel of the military ship. their main customer is some poorly governments, Miners and...pirates.

This is the list of the ship they can produce

Kitakami-class Torpedo cruiser
armamanet: ??Xtorpedoes, 1x Single400mm Kinetic cannon, 40x Type 95 Oxygen Torpedo Launcher(20 on each side).

The biggest ship and the flagship of the Torpedo dealer. Originaly designed as Light cruiser. She was an abandon and incomplete modern Light cruiser of the Royal Ryuvian Navy. KTKM bought her in very cheap price and convert her to use as a small freighter. Then with some modification when the Torpedo dealer group got bigger, she got a second modification and become the Torpedo cruiser, the light cruiser that instead of equip with some light guns, equip with many torpedoes instead. Due to the lack of metal material, she has very light armour and very poorly-develop shield generator, but has very long attack range and fast enough to flee from any battle. Since she didn't design to fight with close combat, her crew will try to avoid any close combat as possible. This is why she got a nick name "Retreat cruiser" from many encounter.
She's not the only ship in her class, there's another torpedo cruiser in the torpedo dealer group call Ooi, which is rarely use due the lack of fuel.

G-5 Torpedo boat
armament: 4xType 91 Space-Launch Torpedo, 1x20mm small Laser canon
Fast-moving and cheap, they were created to counter battleships and other large, slow and heavily armed ships with the speed and agility. The best and top seller of the Torpedo dealer group. because of the small-size of them, they can be stored and deploy from the freighter or larger ship.  Like other torpedo dealer ship, they came with very light armour that even flak can destroy them in a few shot. And because of their small-sizes, it came with no warp device and Shield generator at all, so they need the mother ship to resupply and take them to the nearest location. But due to their very cheap price and can be install with the unmanned control unit,  G-5 torpedo boat are widely use in the far away space as the attack boat.

G-800 Midget Submarine
armament: 5xAnti-matter Torpedo
To do the dirty job, The torpedo dealer group need something that can cloak all the time. The G-800 is the answer. G-800 is basicly a redesigned of the G-5 Torpedo boat equip with Big Cloak unit and Gigantic Solar panel. It need only 3 crew to operate and can remain cloaked for 2 days. Due to the hard-to-built of the G-800, small number were produce. and they only sell the G-800 to special customer only. Like the G-5, G-800 came with even lighter armour and no Warp device. The G-800 were mainly use to sunk the cargo ship, attack the trade lane, using as cloaked transporter or do any dirty job that torpedo dealer want to.

G-1 Freighter
armament: 4x 40mm Type 4 Flak canon(2 on each side)
The license-built version of the Mining Union Freighter. It has some modification that were different from the orginal, like the 4 Torpedo dealer-built Flak canon and ability to hold more cargo. 8 Freighter were produce by Torpedo dealer group and 3 freighter were recived from the Union miner and later modified by The Torpedo dealer group.

G-2 Starfighter
armament: 2xType 92 Space-Launch torpedo, 4x20mm Small laser canon.
Another licnense-built of the Mining Union. Because there's no one The Torpedo dealer group don't know how to pilot ryder, they decied to use Starfighter instead. Mainly use to protect their freighter in the trade route and pratol over the Far away planet. 20 were produced, due to the lack of metal material, The production line were hold.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 02, 2014, 04:46:46 pm

So, let's explain about the torpedo group dealer and their ship a little bit. Please note that this is all ficional story do I need to tell you about that? I'll put it in the spoiler so it'll look not very long :)

Spoiler
The torpedo dealer group is the group from very far away planet, they only have torps and some torpedo ship for sale. But their torpedoes are the best torpedoes around in the Galaxy. Althought there's not much people using torpedoes in the missile-age. the torpedo dealer is very small group, and usually make some profit by selling their torps and boats. their number is unknown, but probably come in very small number like 50 or 20. most of them are on board the Torpedo cruiser Kitakami, and side with the ADF.

Torpedo dealer's boat is built with very thin armour and very low-tech shield generator. they can produce their boat in a small number, and can only build a ship in a year. Very small number for a shipbuilder, and still very small number for a commercial shipbuilder. But their ships and boats are cheap and consume half of the fuel of the military ship. their main customer is some poorly governments, Miners and...pirates.

This is the list of the ship they can produce

Kitakami-class Torpedo cruiser
armamanet: ??Xtorpedoes, 1x Single400mm Kinetic cannon, 40x Type 95 Oxygen Torpedo Launcher(20 on each side).

The biggest ship and the flagship of the Torpedo dealer. Originaly designed as Light cruiser. She was an abandon and incomplete modern Light cruiser of the Royal Ryuvian Navy. KTKM bought her in very cheap price and convert her to use as a small freighter. Then with some modification when the Torpedo dealer group got bigger, she got a second modification and become the Torpedo cruiser, the light cruiser that instead of equip with some light guns, equip with many torpedoes instead. Due to the lack of metal material, she has very light armour and very poorly-develop shield generator, but has very long attack range and fast enough to flee from any battle. Since she didn't design to fight with close combat, her crew will try to avoid any close combat as possible. This is why she got a nick name "Retreat cruiser" from many encounter.
She's not the only ship in her class, there's another torpedo cruiser in the torpedo dealer group call Ooi, which is rarely use due the lack of fuel.

G-5 Torpedo boat
armament: 4xType 91 Space-Launch Torpedo
Fast-moving and cheap, they were created to counter battleships and other large, slow and heavily armed ships with the speed and agility. The best and top seller of the Torpedo dealer group. because of the small-size of them, they can be stored and deploy from the freighter or larger ship.  Like other torpedo dealer ship, they came with very light armour that even flak can destroy them in a few shot. And because of their small-sizes, it came with no warp device and Shield generator at all, so they need the mother ship to resupply and take them to the nearest location. But due to their very cheap price and can be install with the unmanned control unit,  G-5 torpedo boat are widely use in the far away space as the attack boat.

G-800 Midget Submarine
armament: 5xAnti-matter Torpedo
To do the dirty job, The torpedo dealer group need something that can cloak all the time. The G-800 is the answer. G-800 is basicly a redesigned of the G-5 Torpedo boat equip with Big Cloak unit and Gigantic Solar panel. It need only 3 crew to operate and can remain cloaked for 2 days. Due to the hard-to-built of the G-800, small number were produce. and they only sell the G-800 to special customer only. Like the G-5, G-800 came with even lighter armour and no Warp device. The G-800 were mainly use to sunk the cargo ship, attack the trade lane, using as cloaked transporter or do any dirty job that torpedo dealer want to.

Nice job on describing the ships. Tons of torpedoes you got there, looks like those ship of yours can seriously damage even a standard PACT/Alliance battleship. I kinda like the design, small, fast & rather fragile, but hits really hard & have very long range. Not exactly my type of ships, but when used correctly these ships can be the wild card in a battle if used with other vessels.

So your group is like the Mining Union but smaller with their own ship production. Better start getting more ship builders, you'll need it for some of the missions I have in plan. Also, nice story. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 02, 2014, 06:42:53 pm
Asteroid Field X-104. "All In." Prince option.
.................................................................................................

(Bridge of the Sanguinem, Spy and helmsman Lucca recieve the transmision.)

Helmsman Lucca: Well looks like the Alliance is at it again, and giving you are dispose to do everything in order to mess with them, should we set course to Oracle VI, sir?
Spy: (Looks down and mumbles something)
Helmsman Lucca: Sir? are you ok?
Spy:Yes, this is a solid tactical chance to strike the Alliance in a place that It will be hard for them to recover, and the Sanguinem could get there undetected, blow things up and retreat... but...
Helmsman Lucca:...But?
Spy:... Nobody... Nobody steals my money and lives long enough to tell the tale!!! To the asteroid field, give that bastard chase!
Helmsman Lucca: Sir... you mean nobody steals the ADF's funding, right?
Spy: ... Asteroid field. Or you are going out the airlock.
Helmsman Lucca:For the love of... Sir, yes sir!

I guess I should also put in my ship specs. I'll do that when I think about them seriously.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 03, 2014, 07:09:40 am
Ava: We ARE deploying, right?
Whalecow: Yeah, I guess we have to.
Ava: Cosette will be fine. She's too annoying to die in a simple raid.
Whalecow: I would've used the word "persistent", but let's go with that.
Ava: Forget about her for a second, and focus. Which mission are we taking on?
Whalecow: ...We go to Oracle VI.
Ava: I'll tell the helmsman to set the course right away, sir. (she leaves the room.)
Whalecow: Forget... To forget our friends is to forsake what makes us human... And when we become inhuman...
(he scrolls through the pictures of the fight with the prototypes.)
...I won't forget. To forget Cosette is like forgetting you, Ava. Or Chigara... Or Nozomi... Or Kayto. No, there will be no forgetting. Not here. Not now.
(He looks at one final picture: A close up of the lead prototype... a bullet hole in his head)
...Not ever.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 03, 2014, 12:07:30 am

So, let's explain about the torpedo group dealer and their ship a little bit. Please note that this is all ficional story do I need to tell you about that? I'll put it in the spoiler so it'll look not very long :)

Spoiler
The torpedo dealer group is the group from very far away planet, they only have torps and some torpedo ship for sale. But their torpedoes are the best torpedoes around in the Galaxy. Althought there's not much people using torpedoes in the missile-age. the torpedo dealer is very small group, and usually make some profit by selling their torps and boats. their number is unknown, but probably come in very small number like 50 or 20. most of them are on board the Torpedo cruiser Kitakami, and side with the ADF.

Torpedo dealer's boat is built with very thin armour and very low-tech shield generator. they can produce their boat in a small number, and can only build a ship in a year. Very small number for a shipbuilder, and still very small number for a commercial shipbuilder. But their ships and boats are cheap and consume half of the fuel of the military ship. their main customer is some poorly governments, Miners and...pirates.

This is the list of the ship they can produce

Kitakami-class Torpedo cruiser
armamanet: ??Xtorpedoes, 1x Single400mm Kinetic cannon, 40x Type 95 Oxygen Torpedo Launcher(20 on each side).

The biggest ship and the flagship of the Torpedo dealer. Originaly designed as Light cruiser. She was an abandon and incomplete modern Light cruiser of the Royal Ryuvian Navy. KTKM bought her in very cheap price and convert her to use as a small freighter. Then with some modification when the Torpedo dealer group got bigger, she got a second modification and become the Torpedo cruiser, the light cruiser that instead of equip with some light guns, equip with many torpedoes instead. Due to the lack of metal material, she has very light armour and very poorly-develop shield generator, but has very long attack range and fast enough to flee from any battle. Since she didn't design to fight with close combat, her crew will try to avoid any close combat as possible. This is why she got a nick name "Retreat cruiser" from many encounter.
She's not the only ship in her class, there's another torpedo cruiser in the torpedo dealer group call Ooi, which is rarely use due the lack of fuel.

G-5 Torpedo boat
armament: 4xType 91 Space-Launch Torpedo
Fast-moving and cheap, they were created to counter battleships and other large, slow and heavily armed ships with the speed and agility. The best and top seller of the Torpedo dealer group. because of the small-size of them, they can be stored and deploy from the freighter or larger ship.  Like other torpedo dealer ship, they came with very light armour that even flak can destroy them in a few shot. And because of their small-sizes, it came with no warp device and Shield generator at all, so they need the mother ship to resupply and take them to the nearest location. But due to their very cheap price and can be install with the unmanned control unit,  G-5 torpedo boat are widely use in the far away space as the attack boat.

G-800 Midget Submarine
armament: 5xAnti-matter Torpedo
To do the dirty job, The torpedo dealer group need something that can cloak all the time. The G-800 is the answer. G-800 is basicly a redesigned of the G-5 Torpedo boat equip with Big Cloak unit and Gigantic Solar panel. It need only 3 crew to operate and can remain cloaked for 2 days. Due to the hard-to-built of the G-800, small number were produce. and they only sell the G-800 to special customer only. Like the G-5, G-800 came with even lighter armour and no Warp device. The G-800 were mainly use to sunk the cargo ship, attack the trade lane, using as cloaked transporter or do any dirty job that torpedo dealer want to.

Nice job on describing the ships. Tons of torpedoes you got there, looks like those ship of yours can seriously damage even a standard PACT/Alliance battleship. I kinda like the design, small, fast & rather fragile, but hits really hard & have very long range. Not exactly my type of ships, but when used correctly these ships can be the wild card in a battle if used with other vessels.

So your group is like the Mining Union but smaller with their own ship production. Better start getting more ship builders, you'll need it for some of the missions I have in plan. Also, nice story. ;D

Ah, thank you very much! :D Let's hope that my fleet and the "Unknow" fleet will not turn to be hostile to each other.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 03, 2014, 02:56:03 am

Ah, thank you very much! :D Let's hope that my fleet and the "Unknow" fleet will not turn to be hostile to each other.

So long as you don't get on their bad side, you'll be fine. If you piss off the Void Faction though, well... let's just say you don't want to know what you'll go through. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 03, 2014, 04:11:24 am
All right, since I'll be giving several missions in the near future, I thought that I should explain the types of missions that I'll be giving. I put them in category since it's always easier for me if I can categorize some things in my story. So here's a brief explanation about the types of missions, it'll explain the scale, the danger levels, rewards, & repercussions of the decisions you make in these missions.

Interruption Missions:
These types of missions usually have a small scale & pops up during 1 of the main missions. They take immediate effect on the mission at hand & can affect the course of said mission. Usually, the repercussions of this mission is only low to moderate, though in rare cases you might need to make a bit of a tough decision on these missions. The danger level of this mission ranges from low to moderately high, but not overly so. You can also choose to avoid these missions, though you may lose some of the advantage this mission can give. Rewards are only moderate, but compared to other missions this is often still feasible with less assets even though it's still hard.

Emergency Missions:
These types of missions can appear out of nowhere at any time, & often has a large scale. These types of missions can involve either one or multiple factions at the same time. These missions have high repercussions, either on your morality, the favor of your men, the favor of other factions & neutral worlds towards your own faction, or even the live & death of innocent lives/important personnel. The danger levels involving these missions are high to very high, it will require your best efforts in order to succeed. It is also near impossible to ignore these missions if you trigger them, if you choose to ignore them, expect severe consequences of your actions. Even though these missions are very dangerous, the rewards for these missions are also very high, enough to quickly bolster your factions assets in various ways depending on the mission. These missions usually require quick decisions & on the spot judgment, make a fatal move & the consequence of your actions are immediate.

Vital Missions:
As the name states, these missions are vital & often involves multiple factions. They often come up with a forewarning for the factions involved, so this mission actually gives you time to prepare. These missions are not common, but the repercussions are great, although quite different from the ones in emergency missions. Vital missions have a massive scale, & will require proper planning to undergo. Different form emergency missions, these missions can actually be ignored, but doing so can put you at a disadvantage or lose valuable assets you would otherwise gain if you undertake these missions. These missions are also unique in that some of them can have great consequences if left alone. The danger levels involving these missions are extremely high, but the rewards are the greatest, ranging from recovering valuable ancient technology, gaining a massive influence on the galaxy, boosting your assets to astronomical levels, & even gaining you private sectors for bolstering your military power. These missions will usually involve the Void or other dangerous factions, make very careful decisions in these missions, as a bad decision can put you into dangerous situations. Worst case scenario, the Void will see you as their enemies & hunt you down. A fatal mistake can even endanger many sectors. Repercussions in these missions are extremely high, you can either gain the favor of many powerful planets instantly, or become blacklisted in some sectors of the galaxy.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 03, 2014, 04:50:50 am
Spoiler
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All right, since I'll be giving several missions in the near future, I thought that I should explain the types of missions that I'll be giving. I put them in category since it's always easier for me if I can categorize some things in my story. So here's a brief explanation about the types of missions, it'll explain the scale, the danger levels, rewards, & repercussions of the decisions you make in these missions.

Interruption Missions:
These types of missions usually have a small scale & pops up during 1 of the main missions. They take immediate effect on the mission at hand & can affect the course of said mission. Usually, the repercussions of this mission is only low to moderate, though in rare cases you might need to make a bit of a tough decision on these missions. The danger level of this mission ranges from low to moderately high, but not overly so. You can also choose to avoid these missions, though you may lose some of the advantage this mission can give. Rewards are only moderate, but compared to other missions this is often still feasible with less assets even though it's still hard.

Emergency Missions:
These types of missions can appear out of nowhere at any time, & often has a large scale. These types of missions can involve either one or multiple factions at the same time. These missions have high repercussions, either on your morality, the favor of your men, the favor of other factions & neutral worlds towards your own faction, or even the live & death of innocent lives/important personnel. The danger levels involving this mission is high to very high, it will require your best efforts in order to succeed. It is also near impossible to ignore these missions, if you choose to ignore them, expect severe consequences of your actions. Even though these missions are very dangerous, the rewards for these missions are also very high, enough to quickly bolster your factions assets in various ways depending on the mission. These missions usually require quick decisions & on the spot judgment, make a fatal move & the consequence of your actions are immediate.

Vital Missions:
As the name states, these missions are vital & often involves multiple factions. They often come up with a forewarning for the factions involved, so this mission actually gives you time to prepare. These missions are not common, but the repercussions are great, although quite different from the ones in emergency missions. Vital missions have a massive scale, & will require proper planning to undergo. Different form emergency missions, these missions can actually be ignored, but doing so can put you at a disadvantage or lose valuable assets you would otherwise gain if you undertake these missions. These missions are also unique in that some of them can have great consequences if left alone. The danger levels involving this missions are extremely high, but the rewards are the greatest, ranging from recovering valuable ancient technology, gaining a massive influence on the galaxy, boosting your assets to astronomical levels, & even gaining you private sector for bolstering your military power. These missions will usually involve the Void Faction, make very careful decisions in these missions, as a bad decision can put you into a dangerous situation. Worst case scenario, the Void Faction will see you as their enemies & hunt you down. A fatal mistake can even endanger the human race. Repercussions in these missions are extremely high, you can either gain the favor of many powerful planets instantly, or become blacklisted in some sectors of the galaxy.
Translation: Buckle up, fellas.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 04, 2014, 04:29:11 am
Now for the intro portion. Sorry for the wait. Had to write a paper last night. :)
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Asteroid Field X-104.

"All In."

(Shadow and Sanguinem come out of warp on the edge of the asteroid field. A quick sensor scan of the area uncovers a faint distress beacon in the center of the field. They also detect something much larger... several very big life-signs. Finally, there is the noise. The same whale-call that Legion's scouts had picked up. Nothing bars the ADF from entering the field.)
...
(As they near the distress beacon, enormous shapes block their path. Space-Whales. They make threatening noises, and it is unlikely that the ADF can continue through without trouble.)

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Oracle VI.

"Behind The Mask."

(Kitakami and Legion drop out of warp near the edge of the Oracle system. Immediately they note the research station up ahead, no ships in sight. As they power up their engines to move in, they receive a hail from the station.)
Prototype: (his hair is tousled and his eyes are blank.) Ah, more guests! We can't be having them enter without wiping their feet! Dogs, attack! Heeheeheeheehee!
(Numerous large, dangerous looking security drones issue from the station and set an immediate course for the ADF position.)
Whalecow: Damn. Advance carefully! If we're not careful, they'll carve our ships apart before we can get halfway to the station! Battle stations, everyone!
Kryska: (appears on screen) Hi sir! (salutes) Long time no see. My battle-group is here to assist in seizing the data in exchange for the Alliance's share of a complete copy.
Whalecow: Hmm. We'll talk about that later. For now, we have a job to do in front of us!
Kryska: Time for some aggressive diplomacy. Aegis Group, advance!
Ava: We're not seriously going to give the Alliance anything, are we sir?
Nozomi: Don't they count as the "wrong hands"?
Whalecow: Just be ready for anything.
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(let me take this time to apologize for the shortness. I put a LOT more thought into the outtro. And the "meanwhile" portion of the intro. Sorry, guys. At least we have the ship names now! Just be patient with me. Thanks!)

Meanwhile...

Near Pirate Base. Nomodorn Core.

(Havoc sits just off the pirate base. Cosette convenes with the pirate leader.)
Pirate: Jeez. You actually showed up.
Cosette: I'm not gonna let you assholes lead your families to hell.
Pirate: Oh...good! Good. We have the transports nearly loaded up. Once that's done, we'll take our ships and try to run any blockade the enemy may have put up.
Cosette: The enemy? You mean Ryuvia.
Pirate: And the Trinacrian Empire.
Cosette: They're small fries. And I have bigger fish to fry. The Queen is here to personally exterminate you guys. She'll be my target. You just do your jobs.
Pirate: But doesn't she have an implant?
Cosette: I'll handle it.
Pirate: If you say so...
Underling: The transports are ready, boss.
Cosette: Alright. You losers run the blockade. The transports are with me.
Pirate: But...
Cosette: I'm not gonna trust those lives to you idiots!
Pirate: Fine, fine...
(but she is already flying away, the transports following after her.)
Cosette: (to herself) The Sharr of Ryuvia. Probably traveling with Sola, too. The B---- won't take me alive, at least.
(a kinetic shot flies past Havoc and slams into a transport, reducing its hull to critical levels.)
Cosette: Shit.
(Blackjack and Seraphim emerge from their cover behind an asteroid.)
Asaga: Great shot, Sola! Another will finish it off!
Sola: Yes, Milady.
Cosette: Shit...shit...
(Her eyes shift to above the cockpit where, unbeknownst to anyone but herself, she had duct-taped a picture of the ADF's first group photo.)
Asaga: Point and shoot! For justice!
Sola: Acquiring target...
(Cosette's mind drifts back to a week before as she remembers what the ADF had told her.)
Sola: Terminating.

(EX mission 02. Think up some advice that you gave Cosette after the last chapter. Galvanize, discourage, inspire, take your pick. We will allot points like the first one.)
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That's all I have. I look forward to hearing your stories!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 04, 2014, 10:22:48 am
I figure it's my part to explain what happened during the approach to the base then:
Log 2 - Nomorodorn Corridor - "Galactic Justice"

After a short amount of planning and preparing for the assault, we have warped to the area the pirate base was supposed to be. I was piloting a backup assault carrier which i'd had to go and retrieve from where i came from. Did not expect i'd have to use it ever again, but heh, such things always happen when you don't expect them, i guess. Our fleet was pretty small, but it was enough to take care of vermin like these - and fit for hit and run if something went awry...

Asaga: Hey, thanks for the ride! That's a pretty cool ship. I was hoping you'd have one of these too, being in possession of such a big thing and all.
"It's a pretty new design, yet it's already my favourite. I'm more surprised about your choice of vessel..."
Asaga: It's still one of the best things ever for space combat! Not having a warp drive is only a minor inconveinence. Just wait, and you'll see the true power of the Blackjack!
"Heh, i'm quite eager to see that. So what exactly do you intend to do with the pirates once you reach the station?"
Asaga: Huh? Why ask? Wouldn't you already know that with that attitude of yours?
"Just curious about what you real morality is actually like.."

Asaga: It's simple:Kill them all! And i did think that through. Over my repeated encounters with them, i have earned one thing - they care about no one but their own kind! Sure, they can offer anyone to join up in their ranks or partner up, but would they do this in good intentions? Of course not, they'll betray you in any way possible if it benefits them and i've witnessed it multiple times. They are supposedly more united than most nations, planets, or organizations, but all the unity will go through the window if there's not enough loot. And it's obvious why a world united by pirates would actually be the farthest thing for an united one. So with them not being able to establish actual friendly relationships they're pretty much like alien species who are only interested in using humans. Screw them!

Sola:Back in the days of Ryuvian Empire such activity has been pretty much eradicated from the galaxy. I'm uncertain whether it was the reason for their prosperity, or the consequences of it, but it's clear that it can't be allowed to happen. However, the real threat came from the core of the Empire itself. Would that make the people who brought Ryuvia to ruin similiar to pirates?
Asaga:I guess, but it isn't easy to tell them apart... But i can tell you, that right over there, we have a whole station full of these kind of people. There's pretty much no good reason anyone who does not tolerate such awful things would live or even want to take haven on such a station. And that's why blowing it up will be a huge victory for justice!

Asaga:Alright, we've almost arrived! Time to let them know that death is near. Watch now, i'm sure they'll do anything to avoid fighting a superior force...

Asaga:Pirate scum! Did you think i'd just forget about you when i became the queen? Well, too bad, that changed nothing. The day has come for you to taste justice!!!

Pirate Station:Huh? The Queen of Ryuvia herself has arrived to destroy us? We're %$#@ed!
Asaga:That was quite pathetic of a response. Well, it's fitting for them. I guess that means they're gonna run. Alright Wings, take our fleets and cut them off! We can't allow this trash to get together, or even try to mingle with innocent people...

Damn, so far she's making me feel like she's the one in charge when it's supposed to be me. Oh well, it's probably for the best. If these pirates turn out to be really affilated with the ADF then their existence is even less acceptable...

Sola:Reconnaissance report: The pirate forces have scrambled into a few disorganized smaller fleets which appear to be trying to escape. In addition, i have noted a transport with an ADF identification which has docked with the station, after which it has become a part of a coordinated convoy led by Havoc, the ryder of Cosette Cosmos.
Asaga:Whaat?! Really?! Ugh, there's no time to thnk about that affilation, we must intercept that convoy!
Asaga:We're going in! Don't let anyone escape!

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 04, 2014, 04:27:07 pm
Oracle VI. "Behind The Mask."
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KTKM: Those Alliance guys are trying to get the data from the station, they ask to share a complete copy of the data for them in exchange for the help. I bet that whatever the Prototype project is, it's must be really important
Helmsman: So what should we do next, captain?
KTKM: Oh, easy! Let's use our dirty plan.
Here, let me explain the plan for you.
(KTKM open the hologram projector)
KTKM: This is what we are here, with the FSS Legion. And the position not very far away from us is the Alliance battle group, then the last one in front of us is the swarm of security drones. What we need to do is to bypass that dangerous securtiy drone, get to the station and get the complete data back to our ship, then blow up the station to....well...to make an epic ending.
Helmsman:  But how can we do that?
KTKM: This is why we installed the Midget submarines, comrade. We will shoot 5 anti-matter torpedo to the drone swarm, 3 of the torps is noticable but another 2 of them are cloak, to make them think that we are trying to only shoot torps at them with the cloak tatic, but atcually, the real tatic is to deploy 3 of our cloaking midget subs and launch them to the space station, 2 will be unmanned, but the last one will be manned.
Helmsman: Manned? but why sir?
KTKM: Oh, easy. The last one will be the sub that get us into the station, and when I say "us" I mean you and me.  We will get into the station, take out the guards with our guns if there're any guards in the station. Then get all the data unnoticed before the Alliance can get here, and finally, plant the bomb and make it look like the station blow itself up to prevent anyone getting the data.
Helmsman: You and me? But why sir!? I-I am just a Helmsman, Sensors and Temporary Secretary! and you are the captain, the one who need to command this ship! I can't allow you to leave the ship in this situation, you need to be-...
KTKM: Listen, If there were anyone who know how to use a gun in my ship, I would probably give this mission to him or her right now. This is an emergency plan. I don't like to leave Kitakami in this situation too, but if we want to secure the data fromt the Alliance's hand without getting them angry, this is probably the best way. I will leave the control of Kitakami to the other crewmember.
(Helmsman stay quitet for half a minute)
Helmsman: Do you...really mean that sir?
KTKM: Yes, but actually, I mean....It must be fun to take the gun and fight like a boss in that station, right? So freaking badass!! So why we would leave a badass job like that to things like Combat robot or hired mercenary anyway? I want to do that job myself!!! (laugh)
Helmsman: *Sight* I guess I can't disallow you afterall. Then I will be there with you, captain. To prevent you not do anything stupid.
KTKM: Surely it is, comrade. (KTKM throw an automatic plasma rifle to the Helmsman) Take that gun, I will use my revolver as usual.

(a minute later, KTKM is sitting in the G-800 midget submarine in the commader seat, while The Helmsman sitting in the helmsman seat. They are preparing to launch from the Kitakami.)
Helmsman: I can't believe we are going to the station with this....
KTKM: Oh, hey, I forgot to mention one thing. even thought we launch 5 torpedoes and 2 midget subs as decoys and remain cloak while crusing to the space station, there's still a chance that we will get hit by those drones and become a derbis in ninety seconds.
Helmsman: Well...uh...
KTKM: But I think that's too late now. Alright guys, time to lauch the torps and deploy the subs now. See you later, and take care of my Lady Kitakami while I'm getting the data. I'll be back in 30 minutes
(The Kitakami's crews launch the torps and subs as the KTKM's plan)
KTKM: Let them busy with our torps and midget subs. We will make a detour and go to the station without being dectected while we are cloaking.
Helmsman: I hope this plan will work, sir.
KTKM: Yeah, this is not a perfect plan after all. It can be a failure anytime, but I guess those Prototype guys are too stupid to know that we are here. Damn, even the Legion and Alliance don't know we are trying to get the data! Look at them, comrade. They are still busy with the drones! and because of that, there're no drones left to dectected us!! Such a wonderful day.
Helmsman: Well, I hate to ask but will Our lord Whalecow recieve this data too?
KTKM: Of course, because We're ADF Member, there's no way we wouldn't give this data to him. But that doesn't mean we wouldn't keep the data for ourself, hehehe.
Helmsman: Sir, Please talk about that later,  We are now approching the Space station.
KTKM: Alright, prepare for the impact, comrade. And ready up your gun. Now ram that SOB Space station and get us in there.
Helmsman: Affirmitive, preparing to 'dock' with the staion. We will be  docking in 3-  ...2...1. (Crahsing sound)
KTKM:[Crashing Intensifies]
(after rudely 'dock' with the station, KTKM and Hemsman take their gun and get out of the G-800 )
KTKM:Aw, man...I can't believe we survive that! And the Subs is still operational! Good docking, comrade!
Helmsman: Thank you, captain.
KTKM: Now let's go, I have no idea where the Project prototype is, but there must be a drone control room somewhere.... Nevermind, Leave the drone control room for now, we need those drone to keep everyone busy. Let's find the data, then we can get outta here.
Helmsman: Captain, I have a bad feeling...
KTKM: What?
Helmsman: It is too easy...I fear that whoever the "Prototype" is, have a plan to lure us here. It must be trap or something....
KTKM: Nahhhh, you probably too paranoid witht that. I bet that they're too stupid to thing that we will try to take the data by this way. Now let's go! Comrade, you take the point
Helmsman: Yes, sir.

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Well, thanks for reading! This maybe a lttile bit less hilarious than usual. But I guess it can't be hilarious everytime, ain't it?
I'll write the Ex-mission in tomorrow morning (morning in my timezone, of course :P )

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 04, 2014, 05:39:07 pm
Your writing was better than mine. Maybe it would not be fitting for me to try to fit something funny in there...but there's the aftermath as well as the upcoming episode preview. The attack on the base won't be the last thing which will happen in this log...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 04, 2014, 10:35:40 pm
(Screw it. Fitting both the EX mission and 'All In' in this one. Also: space whales... Was this really necessary?)

Legion's hangar, 3 days ago.
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*Spy leans his back on the Havoc, while Cosette does maintenance on it*
Spy: So... you are going to aid those useless guys in the Nomodorn Corridor?
Cosette: Excuse you?
Spy: You don't have to risk your life for them, you know. Not when the Empress and the Shaar of Ryuvia are there to wipe them out.
Cosette: You too are going to give me that crap? I'm going anyways, I have a score t settle with the Blackjack.
Spy: Heh, stupid little thing, you are going to get yourself killed one of these days.
Cosette:...I'm going to pretend I did not hear that... Dont you have to be 'hilarious' in another place
Spy: Yes, you are right. *Start walking away, but in the last minute turns again* Oh and Cosette? I see your "short temper" has gotten a lot better. *Cosette trhows a wrench to Spy's head as he flees to his ship.*
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Asteroid Field X-104. "All In", present.
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*Spy sits on the Sanguinem bridge massaging his temples. 'Why did I remebered that now? Prehaps something is going down south in the Corridor right now.' The sensors blink, the analisis of the asteroid field has ended.*

Spy: Looks like or man is trapped there with no engines. And are those... space whales?
Helmsman Lucca: Yes. do we cloak and go in, sir?
Spy: Not this time, the whales could end up trapping us there too. And besides, the Sanguinem does not have a shield generator, so that asteroid field is a lot more dangerous to us that it may seem.
Helmsman Lucca: Well, we have to deal with the space whales before proceding. And I'm not an expert in those.
Spy: Neither am I, even if my holonet history says otherwise.
Helmsman Lucca:....
Spy:...
Helmsman Lucca:... Really?
Spy: *Cough cough* Looks like we will have to convince them to leave. Power to the Vulcan machine guns, explosive ammo. Power to engines too, don't let them hit us.
Helmsman Lucca: Sir, yes sir!

*The Sanguinem starts firing onto the ravenous whales, who in response turn to the ship and try to charge at it.The Sanguinem manages to keep some distance with the fiendish whales, but in the midst of the fight, one of them manages to pull trhough the rest and tackles the Sanguinem*

Helmsman Lucca: Impact recieved! The hull has taken critical damage, we won't stand another hit like that!
Spy: Dammit! Wait, what's that? *In the distance, another whale, but bigger than the rest* Shoot a rocket at it, NOW!

*The rocket flies up to said whale, and it is engulfed in the explosion. Upon realizing it, the other whales retreat.*

Helmsman Lucca: They are retreating! Was it their pack leader? How did you know?
Spy: ...Holonet... Don't ask... Well, moving on! I think I've earned myself a new title! Not-A-PACT-Spy, The Whale Slayer!... Perhaps Whale Bane?... Whalebane?... No, that's stupid... who would have a name like that...
Helmsman Lucca:PETA is going to sue us.... Sir, we are able to reach the fuel transport.
Spy: Oh yes, that guy. Let's simply get back our credits and explode the fuel transport. With that guy still on it... Nobody steals from us and lives long enough to tell the tale.
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As always, not even sorry.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 05, 2014, 05:34:47 am
From this point forward I'm going to refer to myself as "Ender" because I'm getting tired of writing "Endershadow" a bunch of times.



Mission 2 EX

Ender: You know those pirates don't deserve to live
Cosette: You do know who you're talking to, right?
Ender: Ya, but you're "special".
Cosette: I should kill you right now.
Ender: Relax, I'm only joking around. Go save those families, they need a "special" hero.
Cosette: I'm going to kill you one day.

Cosette walks away annoyed.



Mission 2 - Asteroid Field X-104: All In

Ender: Are those... space whales? I thought they were extinct. I might as well try and catch one since I hear they make great bacon.

Ender procedes to launch his reality hole drone and attaches the generators from his ship onto the drone to temporarily create a large reality hole that leads to a space whale processing center.

Ender: Now to lure the whale in.

Ender proceeds to repeatedly bump into the space whale so that it would chase after him. He flies right behind the reality hole. The space whale, being a space whale, doesn't notice the reality hole generator and flies (swims?) right through it.

Ender: Space whale captured. Time to get that money.

Ender flies towards the distress beacon to find the ship critically damaged. Ender gets out of his ship and retrieves the money. He also puts the passed out ADF soldier into the cargo hold temporarily. As Ender flies away, the fuel transport is blown up by Spy.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 05, 2014, 02:32:35 pm
Cosette "Ex-mission"
Legion's Exit, a week ago.
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 (KTKM and Helmsman is preparing to leave Legion and get back to Kitakami, they are waiting a small transporter from their ship.)
KTKM: Ah, finally. Now we can go back to our far away planet and get some supplies. There will not be a mission for at least a week.
Helmsman: I hope we can get some rest while docking at our far away planet, captain. Working as Helmsman, Sensors and your Temporary Secretary is really a headache job.
KTKM: I know how that feel, dude. Even thought I never do that myself.

(5 minutes of awkard and silence)
KTKM: ....I think they're still preparing the transport for us. But seriously, all they need to do is deploy an unmanned G-5 Torpedo boat and dock it with the Legion, then we can get in and ride back to Kitakami.
Helmsman: No idea why they prepare the boat for too long.

(KTKM noticed that there's someone coming to their position)
KTKM:...(Whispering to Helmsman)Hey, there's a one....uh, small-size girl coming toward us. Wait, is she..uh..Captain Whalecow's girl?
Cosette: I am not anyone's girl.
KTKM:....(whispering to Helmsman) Oh Jesus Torpedo Christ! H-..how did she hear us!?
Helmsman: I always tell you, captain. Whispering in front of a lady is not a good idea.
Cosette: Hey, I remember you two. Isn't it Captain Torpedo and the Mighty Helmsman?
KTKM:....The name's KTKM,not torpedo  and yes, this is my Helmsman.
Helmsman: A pleasure to meet you again, Ma'am.
Cosette: KTKM? What the hell is that weird name? only four letters like acronym? Seriously, you should think about a better name than this.
KTKM: No way, girl! Mind your own businiess...- wait...
(KTKM noticed something about  Cosette when KTKM look closely)
KTKM: We met each other before.....
Cosette: Yes, in the auditoruim.
KTKM: No, no. Before that....You were a pirate before, ain't ya?
Cosette: Yes, why you ask-...
KTKM:....remember a  green freighter with 6 torpedo Launchers on each side?  in the Union Mining area?...you know, the freighther that you were trying to rob.
Cosette:....Hm...probably, but why? you ware a captain of that ship?
KTKM: I am still the captain of that freighter, and that freighter still alive as the torpedo cruiser. She anchor just next to the Legion, here.
(KTKM point the Kitakami to Cosette, and then)
Cosette: Hey! I remember it. So you are THAT guy, a hopless torpedo-addict captain with lots of torps in the cargo hull.
KTKM: Hell yeah, I was. Glad you didn't succesfully rob me. So what happen? Why a pirate like you joning ADF? Is it because of the Leader Whalecow?
Cosette: ....None of your businiess...
KTKM: Hehe, I guess it's a long story. But I do need to tell you one thing.
Cosette: What?
KTKM: Being an ADF member is rather a different job from the pirate. When you need to protect something or someone, remember that this is a war, not a raid. If you can't protect them with your guns, remember there's a way of fight with talking.
Cosette: Talking? what do you mean?
KTKM: I told you NOT to fight only with guns. One day you will meet the enemy you can't defeat with guns, so in that case, fight with your tounge instead.
Cosette: That such a coward way to fight, Captain Torpedo. Not my way....*Sight* talking to you is like talking to a useless space junk, I'm leaving...
KTKM: Huh? 'Coward way' you say? Pfff...this little girl don't know how real fight look like after all.
Cosette: Wait....Di-Did you just call me little girl!?
KTKM:     U Mad?    (KTKM give a silly smile to Cosette)
(The G-5 Torpedo boat from the Kitakami has arrived, so KTKM and Helmsman decied to leave before Cosette getting more angry and try to throw something at them.)
KTKM: Awwwright! So goodbye, Young lady! Until we meet again!
(KTKM and Helmsman Jump in the torpedo boat, and the torpedo boat is undocking from the Legion's exit)
Cosette: No way I'll let you leave! Come back here you fucking Torpedo captain!
KTKM: *laugh* ahahah! Didn't Leader Whalecow told you not to stand in front of the exit while the ship is undocking!? It's so dangerous out here!
(Cosette trying to catch the Torpedo boat, but failed. The boat is leaving.)
Cosette: Gah...that torpedo cruiser captain.......I'm going to kill him one day.

(Back to the torpedo boat, KTKM and Helmsman is sitting in the boat, watching FSS Legion slowly far away from them)
Helmsman: Well, look like we are leaving, sir. We probably wouldn't see this gigantic ship for a week.
KTKM: Yeah, I will surely miss them.Those ADF members...and the ice cream in the auditorium too.

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That's all for the Ex-mission. Sorry if it was a bit too long.
And yes, thank you for reading as always!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 05, 2014, 02:05:54 pm
Situation Update: Void Faction
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Location: Nomodorn Corridor, Near the Pirate Station

A fleet of the Void Armada consisting of 50 vessels are currently cloaked within the Nomodorn Corridor, currently at 10,000 km distance from the on going battle between the Trinacrian Empire & Ryuvia's Queen against the Pirate fleet & Cosette. The fleet consists of 2 Void Executioners, 18 Sword Breakers & 30 Harbinger Starships. All of them seems to be laying low, confirming their search by carefully scanning every ship in the vicinity without being noticed.

On board one of the Void Executioner's command center, a Reaper Colonel sits on his chair, looking at each feed & data the multiple holo screens are showing him. The other Reapers in the command center are also carefully reading each data their stealth scanner is showing.

Colonel(male): Have we found what we're looking for?
Reaper Operator (female): Not yet sir, but we're getting very close. We'll probably find it in a few minutes.
Colonel: Good, keep your eyes peeled. Sensors, keep watch on those vessels, I have a feeling one them holds our objective. I don't want any of them warping out before we confirm that they have it.
Sensors: Yes, Colonel.
Colonel: Well, if the situation arises, we'll just use our cosmic scanners to instantly pin-point our objective & prevent them from escaping. Put everyone on stand-by & be ready for combat, as soon as we activate that scanner those humans will probably notice we're here. If things go wrong, we need to be ready.
Reaper Soldier: Roger. (activates the comms on his ear) To all units, new orders from the Colonel. All units are to be on stand-by & ready for combat in the case the need arises.

The Colonel continues to watch the feed that the sensors are showing. The holo projector in front of his seat suddenly gives a beep, indicating that there's a call from his superior. He turns it on & is shown the figure of the very Lord of the Reapers, along with his 2 most trusted comrades.
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Location: Astral Expanse [Uncharted Space], Void Fortress

The Lord of the Reapers is currently with his 2 comrades, standing in front of the multiple holo projectors that's in front of them inside the Void Fortress' command center. These 3 individuals are the most powerful & high-ranking Reapers in the Void Faction.

An interesting fact is, if an outside person were to look at the Reapers, they would say the Reapers strongly resemble humans in their 20's regarding their physical appearance. However, the 2 pairs of wings on their backs, the upper being huge & the lower being smaller, along with their 'ears' that look more like circular cybernetic implants shaped like wireless, sleek headphones would make anyone think otherwise. Despite their young appearance, they are actually far, far older than what their appearance suggests.

The 3 powerful Reapers are the Lord himself, along with a younger female Reaper with the rank Mistress, and a male that is the Lead Marshal of the Reaper army.

Lord Glaive: Colonel, have you found our objective?
Colonel: [4D] We have almost found our objective, we have a suspicion that one of the human vessels nearby might have it.
Marshal Faeron: Humans? In the vicinity?
Colonel: [4D] Yes sir. There's quite a lot of them, we're currently camouflaged, so the humans won't be noticing us unless we show our presence.
Lord Glaive: Humans... that matters little. The other 2 fleets are almost done with their missions. Once you retrieve your objective, we can regroup & head towards our next destination.
Colonel: [4D] Understood. Though we are encountering a slight hindrance...
Mistress Luna: What kind exactly, Colonel?
Colonel: [4D] (shows the 3 of them the feed shown from the sensors) This. Their fight is hindering our movements.
Marshal Faeron: (watches feed) That's quite a large fight. It's getting chaotic over there...
Mistress Luna: (watches the feed with calculating eyes)
Lord Glaive: That matters little, we have other important things to do.
Marshal Faeron: Huh...
Mistress Luna: Let's just focus on our objectives.
Lord Glaive: Colonel, continue with your mission. If those humans prove to be too much trouble... Well, I'll just leave it to your judgment as usual.
Colonel: [4D] Yes sir, we'll be sure to complete the mission with all due haste. Is there anything else, my Lord?
Lord Glaive: ...Actually, there is just one more. What's the status on the human forces?
Colonel: [4D] There are 2 opposing fleets. One of them is designated to be the 'Trinacrian Empire', along with Ryuvians among them. The other fleet have no exact affiliation except a peculiar one, a violet Ryder, designated 'Havoc', affiliated with the 'ADF', or formerly affiliated to be exact.
Lord Glaive: ...Did you say Ryuvian?
Colonel: [4D] Yes sir. It seems to be the Queen & her right hand person.
Lord Glaive: [emotionless voice] ...I see. Keep a close eye on them, I'm going to contact the other fleet to see what intel they manage to gather on Ryuvia Prime. That will be all Colonel.
Colonel: [4D] Yes my Lord.
Lord Glaive: Stay safe.

The Colonel gave a salute, & the holo projector turned off. The room was filled with silence, the only noise being the other Reapers & Cyberlons working on their stations inside the command center.

Lord Glaive: .....
Mistress Luna: (looks a him slightly concerned) ...Are you all right?
Lord Glaive: Don't worry about me. (small smile) I'm going to contact the 3rd fleet to see what the current condition is on the Ryuvians.

The female Reaper only gave him a small smile before deciding to return to her duties. The 3 split up for now to finish each of their errands.
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Location: Nomodorn Corridor, 1st Void Fleet

The Colonel saluted his leader & the comms were disconnected shortly afterwards. He then continue to monitor the situation with the humans. As he looked on, old memories resurface & his expression turns bitter. But he shook it off moments later & began devising his next course of action with the other Reapers. He also contacted the other Colonel on the second Void Executioner to make battle plans.

Colonel: All right, so the vessels are currently in a wide formation out there & one of the vessels probably hold what we're looking for. We should send one of our Void Executioners to get close undetected, once our sensors have pin-point its location, we'll pull the vessel in & grab what we came here for, then warp out before they can intercept us.
Female Colonel: We should also have a backup plan in case things go wrong or they found out we're here. We should have several of our other vessels in course for interception if needed, just in case they try to flee.
Colonel: Noted. I'll also move closer while keeping an eye on the other fleet & move in when needed. We'll provide cover & eliminate any opposition while you & your group retrieve the objective. As soon as we have it we'll regroup & warp out of here. If we encounter any resistance, we'll simply push through their blockade & eliminate anything that gets close. I'd like to avoid conflict if possible so we should try to make this quick & efficient.
Female Colonel: They are also busy fighting each other out there, I'll take 6 Sword Breakers & 10 Harbinger Starships with me. We'll wait it out a bit so they'll diminish their own forces, it'll be much faster to to regroup & warp out then. I'll be hovering close to them for quick action.
Colonel: It's a plan then. All units, you have your objectives, to your stations!
Reapers & Cyberlons: Yes Colonel!!!

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And that is the current situation on the Void Faction. Things are starting to move into gear, better keep your guard up. 8)

Note: the Names are intentional. Their names & complete appearance will be revealed soon.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 05, 2014, 03:43:33 pm
That's one evil dialogue, i feel like a hero of justice compared to this. I was hoping this would be just a simple and clean raid but now i feel like i might suffer another figurative kick in the shins soon :x
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 05, 2014, 03:50:14 pm
That's one evil dialogue, i feel like a hero of justice compared to this. I was hoping this would be just a simple and clean raid but now i feel like i might suffer another figurative kick in the shins soon :x

Now, now. This is just the 1st part of the situation update. The ADF is about to get into a very dire situation in my next post. I only mention the 1st & 3rd fleet in  my earlier post. Where's the 2nd fleet? >.>
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 05, 2014, 04:20:27 pm
Yeah, but this being a simple raid and with my preference for "Sunrider tactics" my deployed fleet in the area is fall from the full military potential... With your fleet so far off i'm likely be able to finish them off and warp away before you figure what to do with it...but just like victory at Far Port, this can't be guaranteed.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 05, 2014, 05:36:15 pm
Situation Update 2: Void Faction
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Location: Oracle VI, 2nd Void Fleet

The 2nd Void Fleet are currently cloaked near the massive space station where 'Project Prototype' is taking place. Inside one of the Sword Breakers, the Major in command is currently managing the forces with the other Majors to approach the station & get what they came here for.

Major: We're already near the station, but it seems the humans are also looking for something here. We need to to get in that station & find our objective before the humans can interfere.
Major 2: Agreed, maybe we should split our forces? Send a few squads via Gunships to board the station & get what we came for, along with stationing 1 Sword Breaker & 2 Harbinger Starships for their support & escape route.
Female Major: That's a quick & viable tactic. But what of the human vessels? Currently they're fighting the defense drones, but they'll soon pose to be a problem if they pass the defenses & are looking for the same thing as us.
Major 2: Then we split the remaining forces in 2 squadrons. Each will stay close to 1 of the 2 human fleets & watch their movements. Should they prove to be hostile, we eliminate them to protect our squads on board the station.
Major: That would pose a small problem, it'll make regrouping harder because we'll be split in different locations. I'd rather we don't waste our time here.
Female Major: Leave that to me, I'll lead my small squadron & wait at their flanks. Once the assault squad on the station finish their objective, my squadron will fire every single weapon towards the human fleet's formation & throw them into chaos & confusion. If I can, I'll try to cripple their command ship to create more panic. Then, we regroup & warp out. Clean & simple.
Major: Bold, yet highly efficient. Let's go with that. Also, I'll be placing an 'insurance' in case the humans decides to be pests. We'll be able to proceed unhindered that way.

Having decided on their battle plan, the Captains gave each other salutes & proceed to manage each of their forces to take on their roles.
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The plan was set into motion at once. 1 Sword Breaker along with 2 Harbinger Starships immediately move towards the station & stopped 50 km of it at the blind spot of the station still in camouflage & lay still there, invisible to the human forces & unnoticed by the drones. The Sword Breaker launched 5 Gunships, all in camouflage mode & they docked into one of the heavily damaged hangars, which would make survival in there for any human impossible due to the atmosphere condition. However, for Reapers that can move outside even in the vacuum of space, it is no hindrance. The 5 squads expertly infiltrated the hangar, dodging & jumping through obstacles as easy as walking.

Squad Leader: (looks around & uses sharp senses to detect any threat) ...Clear.
Squad Members: (moves to secure the area & scout ahead. Their melee weapons at the ready, while their left had hold a range weapon of their choice, carefully aiming around in case any hostiles jump out.) "All clear", "No hostiles in sight", "Clear", "Area secured"

The squad leaders then formed a small circle, doing a quick brief one more time before they split up.

Leader A (female): All right, we're currently here. (points a location in the cyber map) Our objectives could be anywhere in here, here, or here. There's also a control room here that seems to control the security in the station, or at least a part of it. (points at different location & possible routes.) We need to find our objective quickly, without being detected if possible. One squad needs to stay as the rear guard & scout out nearby locations to ensure we have a quick escape route in case things goes to shit.
Leader C (male): Me & my squad will take rear guard. We'll secure nearby areas & look for alternate routes, I'll also help finding alternate routes if any of you need it. There's a console nearby that'll give me the visuals we need to keep track of our units & possible hostiles.
Leader B (male): We'll take control room, maybe the controls will allow us to control the systems on this station, or possibly the security.
Leader A (female): Then We'll take section 15A.
Leader D (female): We'll look in section 12D.
Leader E (male): That leaves section 20C to us then. Let's do this steadily, but I'd prefer it if we don't take too long. I have a feeling that the humans have board this station. Plus, there seems to be something else on this station that's more of a concern than the humans. My instincts have been a bit on edge since we boarded this station.
Leader C (male): Right. I'll be sure to keep our escape routes open. Remember, this is a Shadow Ops mission. Be swift, efficient, & deadly. If you encounter anything even remotely hostile, kill it. Let's go!
All Squad Leaders: Roger!!!

Each squad leader gathers their squad-mates, each squad consisting of 5 Reapers, & head out towards each of their chosen destination. Others that also board the station are unaware of the presence of these top of the line, deadly predators. With unmatched skills in melee combat & the ability to survive brutal punishment & regenerate quickly, along with fearsome speed, agility, & reflexes, they make a deadly opponent to any warrior, no matter how elite. Their extremely sharp senses will allow them to detect hostiles & threats before the enemy does, & their vastly superior strength would allow them to match enemies 5 times their size. The Reapers are dead set on a successful mission, & are more than ready to eliminate any hostile in sight.
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KTKM along with his trusted Helmsman continues to move deeper into the station. They reached an intersection where there are several thick metal tables & what seems to be a map console near one of the pillars at the opposite end of the room. They proceed carefully while searching their surroundings for any hostiles.

Helmsman: ...Looks like this place is empty.
KTKM: (holds up revolver while looking around) Where exactly are we now?
Helmsman: (lowers plasma rifle) Looks to be a lobby, though it's seen better days. This place is mess...
KTKM: (walks towards the console) Tell me about it. Even my dusty torpedo shack where we store excess torpedoes is a lot more clean than this. This saying that the torpedo shack hasn't been cleaned in a year.

KTKM proceeds to open the map console to look where they need to head to. He sees the control room in the map, & it's not that far, passing a few areas of the station, it's the most likely place they'll gain some lead on the research data.

KTKM: Looks like we know where we're going Helmsman. Let's grab that research data & get out of here, then we can blow up the station & be on our merry way.
Helmsman: ...I just remembered something Captain. (looks at his armor & inventory, then proceeds to glance at KTKM's armor & inventory) Do we have any explosives strong enough to start an explosive chain reaction to blow up the station? Shooting torpedoes from our ship isn't exactly an option since the Alliance will know it's our fault.
KTKM: ...Ah...
Helmsman: ...So that's a no...
KTKM: Why didn't you remind me!?
Helmsman: I'm the helmsman, sensors, & temporary secretary. Not the weapons inventory. Plus, you're the one who barged out saying we have everything we need.
KTKM: Well damn... looks like we'll have to--
Helmsman: Shit! Get down!

They both immediately took cover behind different thick metal tables. Readying their weapons & peeking from the corner to see their 'enemy'. What showed up were several soldiers wearing familiar armor & badge that's on their shoulder pads. KTKM raised an eyebrow & moved out of cover.

KTKM: What are you doing here?
ADF Soldier Captain: (salutes) Sir, Lord Whalecow sent us. He noticed you trying to sneak in to get the data & decided to send back up since it's dangerous in here. I've brought 50 men with me. We can do the search faster this way.
Helmsman: Well, it's good to see allies. I had to go here with a 2 man team since someone decides it'll be a cakewalk.
KTKM: Shut it. Well, since you're here anyway, might as well put your men to good use. We're heading towards the control room. I'll leave leading the other men to you Captain. Oh, by the way, you don't happen to bring powerful explosives do you?
Captain: As a matter of fact we do have them. Military standard, I have a demolition squad that has more than enough explosives to blow up the station.
KTKM: Then all is well. Let's go then.
Helmsman: I have a bad feeling about this.
Captain: All right men! We'll split into 3 groups. Group 1, with me. Group 2, search the lower area. Group 3, keep this area secured, you'll upload the routes & areas from the map to our HUD as we go. Move out!
ADF Soldiers: Yes sir!!!

With that, they continued deeper into the station in search of the data & stop this dreaded project. Little do they know, that they may soon encounter their worst nightmares.
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And it's done. That's the 2nd update on the situation. Expect a difficult mission soon, make wise choices & plan your moves carefully. This will be anything but a cakewalk. Worst case, you'll be walking through hell & back.

Also KTKM, I hope you don't mind me putting you in here, since you are on board the station & all. If I make any mistakes regarding your & your helmsman's personality, don't hesitate to point it out. After all, I'm still learning to write better stories.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 05, 2014, 05:44:18 pm
Yeah, but this being a simple raid and with my preference for "Sunrider tactics" my deployed fleet in the area is fall from the full military potential... With your fleet so far off i'm likely be able to finish them off and warp away before you figure what to do with it...but just like victory at Far Port, this can't be guaranteed.

Do be careful, no matter how fast your ships are, the Void fleet can still scrap it so long as their within firing distance. Their weapons have very long range, in the case of Void Executioners, they have the longest reach for their weapons surpassing any other vessel, the most fearsome being their main cannons. The Iberian ships are probably the only vessels that can match & even slightly surpass the vessels in the Void Armada in terms of speed due to their over-sized engines, but their survivability is stated to be low.

Also, remember that you can make smart choices. One of the next mission will be for your faction. This is where your tactical prowess will be tested. If you make the right choices, you might even be able to use the Void faction to your advantage in this battle without them realizing. Also, I never stated that you'll be fighting them, if you play your cards right, you might even go home with your entire fleet still intact.

That's all I'll be saying for now. Find out the rest in the upcoming mission.

Note: In the near future, you'll be able to find a way to actually beat the Void Faction. They may be extremely powerful but remember that they're not invulnerable. Even they have limits. Depending on your choices though you might not even need to fight them.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 05, 2014, 09:15:21 pm
The Void Fleet and the Reapers seems almost invulnearble... I will enjoy defeating them.
And Shadow. I suggest you leave the thief in my care, the Sanguniem is better equiped to deal with people like him.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 05, 2014, 09:23:18 pm
The Void Fleet and the Reapers seems almost invulnearble... I will enjoy defeating them.
And Shadow. I suggest you leave the thief in my care, the Sanguniem is better equiped to deal with people like him.

No, they're not invulnerable. And are you actually planning to make them your enemy this early? You don't even know their real motives yet or what their goal is. :P

Also, you forgot that they're small in numbers compared to the human factions running rampant all over the galaxy.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 06, 2014, 08:33:30 am
I'll just put mine up. (I would respecfully ask that the Void Fleet not get another act until after the outtro, please. It is getting a bit... crowded.)

EX 02: 3 weeks ago...
(Cosette is in the bar, chugging down a double Vodka. Though she APPEARS underage, Whalecow assures the bartender that she can drink, though only a certain amount at once, as her small body will get alcohol poisoning rather easily. Whalecow walks into the bar and sits across from her at the booth seat)
Cosette: (looks up at him, scowls, then looks down again and continues to drink.) Whaddaya want?
Whalecow: A talk.
Cosette: A talk? You prefer melees to talking.
Whalecow: I LOVE melees. But that's a little off-topic.
Cosette: I'll just get this over with then. I'm sick of being told I'm too small. Or an asshole. It's usually both. SOBs...
Whalecow: Eh. I get that sometimes too.
Cosette: I don't believe that...
Whalecow: You'd be surprised.
Cosette: Fine. How does that help ME!?
Whalecow: (stops for a second before answering.) Good things come in small packages, Cosette.
Cosette: Where'd ya get that, gramps? A cereal box?
Whalecow: Yes.
Cosette: ...
Whalecow: Look. It's like a small gift box. You open it up and inside it is filled with horrible, ugly "Frozen" gift tissue-paper. You have to rifle around a while, throw some stuff out, maybe. But in the end, you pull something out. Something beautiful. Something worth dying for.
Cosette: So you're saying that I'm...?
Whalecow: I never said "Cosette" once.
Cosette: No, you didn't. (She smiles a little.) Now get outta here, ya bastard, I've got drinking to do.
(Whalecow just nods, gets up, and leaves.)

(And there is nothing between Cosette and Whalecow, by the way.)
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Now for the "episodic" story.
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Sensors: Detected displacement consistent with outboard craft launch near Kitakami.
Ava: Are they trying to complete the mission without us?
Whalecow: KTKM will share the data with us, I'm sure.
Ava: Even so, what if we need to be on that station?
Whalecow: Hmm. I think we can trust him.
Ava: But what if "he" is over there?
Whalecow: ...And they blow the station. Very well. We're going over there.
Ava: I'll have some marines secure our arrival. 3 squads.
Whalecow: Make it 50 men. Very well.
Ava: But what about those drones penning us in?
Whalecow: Full power to forward AA batteries and engines. Get us to the station!
---several minutes later, Whalecow and Ava arrive on the station as soon as the hangar is secured.---
Sensors(on comms): We've detected...something.
Whalecow: What is it now?
Sensors: Ah... hard to say. Normal scanners won't pick them up. Good thing you had that "obsolete" radar installed. Unfortunately, that means we don't have the shape of the unknowns. Just that they're there.
Whalecow: Send them the standard friendly diplomatic greeting.
Sensors: (transmits in unknown's general direction) Hey guys, so uh... We're here peacefully to stop people from using the station for evil... um... We come in peace...? Uh.... Forget this shit! Whoever you are, please don't kill us!
Whalecow: Officer! Calm down! We don't know what their intentions are! As big as their ships may or not be, we still have Legion!
Helmsman: Maybe not, sir. Legion still can't get clear of all these drones!
Ava: We are in this alone, sir. No room for screw-ups.
Whalecow: We need to learn the unknown group's intentions.
(Just then, one of the guards at the rear hangar doors takes a shot to the kneecap. The rest take cover as one drags the injured man away from the threshold.)
Ava: I think their intentions are clear enough.
Whalecow: (sighs, draws blade, walks to a nearby intercom to talk to the whole station.) This is Captain-the next person who calls me "lord" gets a lecture from my XO- Whalecow of the Free Star Ship Legion. We are here on a fact-finding mission to safeguard the lives of this galaxy. Unknown assailants, I request that you avoid further injuring my people, first. Second, I wish to open a diplomatic channel. I...I know what it's like to meet friends in the unlikeliest of places. If you fear you will take losses in a fight with us, please approach peacefully. We will not open fire. If you are at or above our technology level and do NOT fear losses against us... then there's no reason to be nervous toward us. So please, let's have a chat. This might be easier when I am back on Legion, so in the meantime... The ADF away team will be in the central corridor only. Our only two goals are the command/data storage area and the main research lab. We will be blowing this station in exactly half an hour, starting now. That's all I have for you. Until next time.
Trooper: The forward teams have made contact with KTKM and his Helmsman/Sensors Expert/ Temporary Secretary/Security Chief. They report they plan on staying in the main corridors as well.
Ava: You really think they'll stay away, whoever they are? Are they these "reapers" Dr. Ashada found the data on?
Whalecow: I don't know... (He activates the plasmic coating on his blade and his right eye starts to glow blue.)...but their existence is a claim that *cannot* be dismissed. We must be ready. (He orders the squad guarding the door to follow behind him as he walks through it into the central corridor, a mission to accomplish.)

...And give KTKM's crew member a medal.
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All I got for now guys. Outtro soon.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on December 06, 2014, 02:17:16 am
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     @Ender: God bless your concision. I do not apologize for my lack thereof.
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     So. Progress is going swell on the Ryuvian artifact. Turns out? One of the princes warring at the end of the Ryuvian Empire was caring enough to leave some gifts for posterity. I call it the "Evangelist". History, government, language, philosophy, law, music, paintings, movies, poems, novels, industrial methods, lessons for schoolchildren and detailed economic reports; it's all here. Best of all? The seed repository still works. I mean, if we're talking about a jackpot? This is the *jackpot*.
     These Evangelists were issued to all flagships and key facilities of a certain faction, but it seems like this is the only one that survived the automated war after humanity's decline; out of spite or ignorance, one of the opposing prince's set his AI minions to systematically destroy humanity's revival.

...

     I'm enjoying this analytical history of the Ryuvian Empire. Most of my hunches were right, of course, but there's some really interesting stuff in here. As an example, the Ryuvian Empire only became an Empire halfway through its history. Before that, it was a democratic republic, identical in basic structure to our modern governments. Let me explain how a proud republic stepped itself down to despotism. Well, I say that, but I'll have to explain myself briefly before I explain the theory.
      The Ryuvians liked to think that history repeated itself. Myself, I will propose an alternative explanation: with the same factors, you will get the same result. Just like saying that five subracted from six will always make one, and just like saying that butterflies that enjoy the summer will perish in the winter, the same factors will always lead to the same result.
     At the end of the Republic (and the beginning of the Empire), there were no citizens. Well, I make it sound like they had all died, but, rather... they could no longer be called citizens. Given the choice, a man would always help himself at the cost of his neighbor, would always ignore his obligations and uselessly chase his vices. Logic was hated, and flattery adored. The people dolled the logic of free speech to argue any and every thing, whilst ignoring the corruption that speech was supposed to condemn. Religion was ridiculed, but philosophy never took its place. The ignorant voted, the wise went unheard, and in all ways people framed reality to comfort and praise themselves.
     If a free man would always choose wrong, then the obvious answer is to not allow him the choice. Just like saying that five subtracted from six will always equal one, and just like saying that butterflies that enjoy the summer will perish in winter, it's an obvious thing to say. It's natural. Necessary. Vital. Men who always choose wrong will not be allowed to choose.
     And the same factors will always lead to the same result.
     Well, history proved it a stroke of luck that the emperors won the conflict for statesmanship -the opposing options were too awful to be worth contemplation. The Emperors, at least, maintained a steady decline from prosperity. They bided their time, and made every attempt to change people's minds.
     It turns out, not even an Emperor can change human nature. I don't disagree with that.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 06, 2014, 03:31:03 am
I can't see what you posted. All I can see is "edit to follow"
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 06, 2014, 03:35:17 am
Also KTKM, I hope you don't mind me putting you in here, since you are on board the station & all. If I make any mistakes regarding your & your helmsmans' personality, don't hesitate to point it out. After all, I'm still learning to write better stories.

Don't worry, It's pretty good. Everything is nicely done. But one thing thought, When I talking to my Helmsman, I wouldn't call him "Helmsman" I will rather call him 'comrade', 'dude' or other thing, because I want to talk in more freindlier way and don't want him to stick with his jobs too much. But that's all!  :D

So I will continue the story...

Oracle VI. "Behind The Mask."
Somewhere in the Space station

...........................................

KTKM: Uh, hey...Soldier guy, I wanna ask something.
ADF Captain: Yes, sir?
KTKM: What vehicle you use to get you guys here?
ADF Captain: It's a Military-standard Transporter with cloak unit, sir.
KTKM: You said before that you bring 50 men with you, right? So a transporter must be big enough....Do you really sure that the Alliance wouldn't know you were here? You know, the transport is pretty big and easier to notice than my Midget submarine. You guys really think it will be a good idea to use a big transport?
ADF Captain: Uh...We sure that our cloaking system is good enough-....
KTKM: Do you think Alliance didn't have a good sensor system?
ADF Captain:....Ah....
KTKM: *Sight* Nevermind, then. Let's continue our work here, just hope that they didn't notice us. Oh, and If there's anything, use the radio to contact me, I'll use the same frequency as ADF normal short-range radio. And remember to blow things up when we finish the job
ADF Captain: Uh- Roger, that.

(KTKM and Helmsman walk away to the....well, they don't know where they walking to but it must be a good way)
KTKM: Oh wait,look at here dude! That's a map console!
Helmsman: Yes, it is.
KTKM: I need to tell those ADF guys, (Yelling) Hey! Soldier guy! There's a map console over there!
ADF Captain: (Use the radio to talk back) This is Alpha team leader. We have been downloaded the map data from the console already, sir. Please proceed to pick up the map data from console to your computer device too, Alpha team out.
KTKM: ........
Helmsman: Look like they know it already.
KTKM: Gah....Why don't they tell me about this too!
Helmsman: They probably think we downloaded the map before, captain.
KTKM: Alright....then. Lemme download the map data from the console for a bit.....Uh, done! So we are here in the-uh...I don't know what they called...main corridors maybe? And this is...uh....Storage room, habitat room and ah! here it is, the research lab is there. Let's go, all the data we need must be there
Helmsman: Yes, sir.

(KTKM and Helmsman walk quickly to the Research lab. But before they could walk to the lab, They found a tall computer in front of the lab)
KTKM: What the hell is this? Is it a computer? or an ATM?
Helmsman: It must be the lab computer, sir.
KTKM: So...do you think that the data that we looking for will be here? or they just a computer to open the door?
Helmsman: We will not no until we find it out.
KTKM: Right...so lemme connect this with my Pip-boy 3000 so i can hack this....
Helmsman: Actually... you use the program in your Pip-boy, not hacking it by yourself aren't you?
KTKM: I am a Captain not a programmer, comrade. Ah, here we are! Althought I couldn't turn on the computer correctly, I found many files in this thing. There's one file called "Prototype.rar" in there...What do you think? is this what we looking for?
Helmsman: Captain, I don't think there's any scientist putting his research data in the .rar file and put it into the computer in front of his lab.
KTKM: Well...I guess we don't know what it is until we open it....It think no, let's get into the lab and let's see what's inside...there must be some documents about the research file- Jesus Torpedo Christ!!!!  (There's someone firing a gun toward KTKM and Helmsman. KTKM don't know who fired the bullet, but noticed it from the gunfire sound. Thanks to the Helmsman's evading skills, He grab KTKM out of the bullet way,  The bullet is almost shave KTKM and Helmsman's Head )
Helmsman: Get down, now!
*another gunfire sound from nowhere*
KTKM: Where! Where are they!?- I mean- What are they!? Defensive turret drone!?
Helmsman: No, they are....Human...(He looks to whoever fire the bullet to them)...no, maybe they aren't
KTKM: What do you mean "maybe they aren't" ? are they a tracked vehicle or something li-(KTKM look to whoever fire the bullet)....oh my torpedo god....
(KTKM and Helmsman look at whoever fire the gun to them. They appear to be a small group of Humanoid type-creature, they look pretty much like human, except for the wings on their backs, and the weird-shape ear of them. They hold a melee weapon in their right hand, and hold some wierd-looking gun in their left hand, ready to fire to anything that not one of them)
KTKM: Dafuq are they!? I mean-...What the hell are you guys!?
Helmsman: Sir! Get outta there!
(The creature didn't answer, they aim the gun on their left to KTKM and start firing again. Helmsman grab KTKM and start running to the safe place)
KTKM: Whoaaaa!!!
(The group of creature still firing at them, luckily that Helmsman evade all of the bullet. No one knows how he manage to do that, even KTKM. But that's the reason why KTKM bring The Helmsman here.)
(The group of creatures didn't seem to follow Helmsman and KTKM, so they stop running)
Helmsman: *pant* *pant* they...didn't following us...*pant*
KTKM: *pant*...yeah....But what are they? *pant* What the hell is that wings and ears? are they cosplaying or something?
Helmsman: No Idea...*pant*... but one thing we know is they didn't seem to be freindly...
KTKM:...Probably not a drone. They must be the..uh... "Unknown Faction" that ADF member encounter in the last mission and don't know what the hell are they...or what the hell are they trying to do
Helmsman: Sir...how did you know they are the unknow faction that the ADF  encounter before?
KTKM: Becuase we have no idea what the hell it is, and that's the only report that confirmed that there's another civilized creature other than human in this space. So if we encounter anyone who is seem not to be human, I'm 95% sure it must be unknown faction. What do they called themself? I heard fromt the report before...Reaper maybe?
Helmsman:...so what are we going to do? they look like they're finding something in the station.
KTKM:...Let's greet them then, I don't know if they know our language or not, but let's try to greet them in a peaceful way first. (KTKM show Hemlsman a silly smile)
Helmsman: *sight* I know that smile, sir. You are going to cause more trouble, aren't you?
KTKM: nah...just wait and see, and remember to drag them out of the bullet way. Let's go!
Helmsman:.....Oh god, really? *facepalm*

(KTKM and Helmsman walk back to find the reaper, they spotted the group of reapers again. But this time they didn't firing anything, they just aiming their gun at KTKM and Helmsman)
KTKM: Now, see? They are friendly now!
Helmsman: What are you going to do with them next, sir?
KTKM: Haha! Check this out! Lemme do the 'greeting dance' to them!
(KTKM make a circle with hands, then wave the hands from left to right. Then KTKM begin to sing a silly song)
KTKM:   Freindly! Friendly! Freindly! Friendly!, da-da-da-da Friendly! Friendly! Friendly! Friendly!
(Helmsman look at his captain trying to greet the reaper like Mr. Traveller trying to greet a group of tribal. He's completely unamused)
(The Reaper look at another reaper, wich is seem to be the leader with a confuse feeling in his eyes. Then look back to the KTKM dancing again. They look at KTKM quietly without speaking anyting, probably too confuse to talk.)
KTKM: Aha! Ya see, comrade? It works! Now Lemme do a bit more, Friendly! Friendly! Friendly! Friendl-...
(The reaper finally out of patience, they start to fire their guns at KTKM again.)
Helmsman: No! It's not working damnit! (He grab KTKM again and starting to run to the safe place...which is the same place as before.)
KTKM: Ah, shit! This time they're following us!
Helmsman: That's because your silly dance, sir! Now we need to get outta here quick before we ran out of energy!
KTKM: But these guys are too fast! They're nearly us now! Ugh...shit...I shouldn't do that.....

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And that's all! Thank you for reading, again!

Edit: Fixed about the backward of the Reaper's left and right hand, and improve some words to be more correctly....well, kind of.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 06, 2014, 03:42:16 am
I can't see what you posted. All I can see is "edit to follow"

He probably mean that he's editing the post, althought I have no idea why he need to post first and edit it later.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 06, 2014, 11:06:15 am
ROFL ;D Nice job on pissing off an entire squad of Reapers KTKM. I laughed so hard when I read that. The ADF soldiers with you isn't going to be happy about this. :P

Note: you seem to have the weapons on the Reapers backwards. They hold their ranged weapons on their left hand, or both hands depending on the situation. Their right hand is usually occupied by their melee weapon, but if they need it, both hands will hold melee weapon(s). Just saying.

Also, Whalecow. You're transmission has been noted by the Reapers, you'll know their response in my next post. So you're also fond of melee, eh? Looks like you have 1 thing in common with the Reapers, they're masters of melee combat & they prefer to get close & personal, like martial arts master level. The higher rank a Reaper is, the more powerful in combat they are. Their ranged weapons are highly advanced with excellent accuracy, but those are just sub-weapons for the Reapers. Be careful in melee combat with them, they can be... excessively brutal with their prey, they never hold back against anyone who fights them in melee combat. Other than that, you're story is nicely done. I'm going to integrate the latter scenes in my story, that way it'll match, plus it'll make it more epic. ;D

Time for another update on the situation, after that it's the outtro by Whalecow as usual. I'll also insert a short after mission event for the Void Faction to give you a hint on how they view each faction, this is also influenced by the choices you'll make in my next post.

EDIT: The update may take a bit of time. Sorry, my head is kind of a mess right now. :(
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 06, 2014, 04:03:07 pm
Quite a curious find out there, EM. Indeed, it may seem that any national construct is doomed to fail sooner or later. History has quite a lot of examples where a great empire, whether it was a patch of land on a planet, a space station complex, or a galactic coalition has eventually met it's downfall.  But that doesn't mean we can just try to break the cycle and everything will be fine. First of all, there will likely be other people with ambitions, and there's no guarantee they'll realize the big picture at any point in their life. If we decide to quit, we'll be letting others take opportunities of our lands because we're "decadent and weak". And action is a much better way of proving a point than constant preaching.

This makes me wonder whether the Prototypes were actually a Ryuvian attempt to finally change things for the better. A race of genetically modified superhumans really could be the next step in the human evolution, having not only enhanced physical and mental capabilities, but also empathy and a wider spectre and understanding of emotion. Unfortunately, the first encountered Prototype was not exactly i'd like anyone to become - it's one thing to devise a cunning plan to get rid of your enemies, but attempting to cause destruction on such a large scale signifies a lack of conscience, emotion, or deep regard for actions. For all we know, black holes might remain a forever lost piece of space, so creating one would be much worse than nuking a planet into oblivion. I wonder if more Prototypes will really surface in the future, and if they'd be any different from the first encountered one...

Anyway, it seems that Cosette Cosmos is indeed the pirate lord which has aligned with the ADF and we've attacked one of her bases. This is really bad. Her being known for her insanity, it's still possible that she won't hate us with all her might for this and will continue only supporting the enemy rather than harassing us, but i wouldn't rely on that. And so, we might as well continue what we started. Your objective will be to seek out and neutralize any pirate bases which might prove a nuisance to our Empire. If you think it'll work, you may try to negotiate with them, but again, i wouldn't try to rely on them, especially if Cosette shows up in the area...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on December 06, 2014, 06:35:53 pm
     It's fair to say that, in this world, logic requires certain unverifiable assumptions. "It is good to be happy", "What I see is real", "life is valuable". These ideas cannot be proven, must be taken on faith. Whenever a discrepancy arises between this faith and our logic, we must always rule on the side of faith. It is a mistake to think that this is illogical behavior: logic is impossible without faith.
     I have two such beliefs. Two ideas that can never be argued against. Two truths that will never be untrue. "The only valuable thing is being a good person" and "No one can ever save anyone else. People can only save themselves".
     That's why I will never agree with you, Wings. We might defeat the ADF, erect an empire, save the galaxy, and endlessly preserve humanity's life and prosperity. But we would have only helped people.
     It can never be argued against. It will never be untrue. People save themselves. They can never save anyone else.
     Now, don't get the wrong idea. I don't intend to sullenly hide from reality. I will live my life, endlessly helping people, tirelessly taking the heavier burden, always doing the unnecessary. I will do the impossible, the reckless, the useless, and I will happily fail to save others.
     Because that is how I save myself.
     It's selfish, it's cruel, it's evil; I will never pretend it isn't. When somebody asks me to save them, I will tell them "it's impossible, but I will help you". When somebody says that I've saved them, I will them them "that's impossible, you are the only person who can save yourself".
     Anyone living like that should be able to gladly die a failure.

...

     I will handle the pirates as it's convenient to do so. I don't consider death a punishment, so I have no qualms with killing them. My ships are well designed for hunting them down, so I've no reason to avoid a fight. That said, bribery is cheaper, so I wouldn't mind gathering some condottieri.

     We'll talk about the Prototypes.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 06, 2014, 07:31:47 pm
Location: Oracle VI, On Board the Station
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Part 1
Spoiler
POV: Void, Squad A
Time: 30 minutes ago

Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvHGMQLXlls

The Reapers move swiftly among the hallways & passage on the station, keeping track of their surroundings at all times. Squad A was moving towards section 15A while killing every enemy they encounter along the way.

Squad Leader A: (plunges sword towards one 'prototype soldier') Damn! These things are everywhere! (evades a knife, grabs the enemy hand & plunge her sword through its head, making a sickening cutting sound, before she forcefully pulled it out, effectively splitting its head in half while splattering blood & brain guts everywhere)
Soldier: (shoots burst shot, punching holes through a combat drone. he punches another through its chest, effectively creating a hole in it, grabs the core, & pulls it out, destroying the heavily armored drone in the process) Looks like the 'security' was expecting company. I didn't think we could be found so quickly, whatever these 'prototypes' are, I can confirm one thing: they're no ordinary soldiers.
Soldier 2: (shooting several enemies & killing them. a nearby prototype tried to rush her, only to be slammed to the ground & shot multiple times with anti-matter shots at point blank with her battle rifle) I'm guessing these are super-humans. They're more intelligent & stronger than normal soldiers.

The 5 of them killed the remaining enemies & scanned nearby areas for any more threats.

Leader A: ...Looks like we're clear. The door's just up ahead, let's get in there & do the search quickly.
All: (moves towards door)
Leader A: Begin door breach.
Soldier: Placing charge... Clear!

The door was forcefully opened by the small hand sized explosive, the Reapers threw plasma grenades in, killing the few number of enemies inside. They stormed in & killed the few still standing, the room was silent within moments. They begin their search, opening one crate after another.

Soldier 4: Ammo, nope. (throws away) Grenade pouch, bah. (throws away) Rations? meh. (throws away) There's nothing but junk over here.
Soldier 2: (throws away a bunch of tubes & medical supplies) Same here. (looks at her friend) Any luck?
Soldier 3: ...Nothing but paper books showing naked human females... ugh... (he throws it away) Junk, junk, more junk. (throws away more useless books) Why is this crate filled with so many of these books? (flips the crate upside down, then looking at the remains. most of them were nothing but porn mags) ...ugh... (casually throws away the heavy metal crate with one hand)
Soldier: (rummages inside one of the crates, all the while throwing away various items) Nothing... (picks up a piece of expensive jewelry) bah. (he throws it away)
Leader A: ...Looks we're out of luck. It's not hidden in the supply room, the sensor's not picking up any leads either, let's find the others & assist them instead.

The others gave their leader a nod, & they set out once more. On the way, they manage to meet up with squad E after helping them kill multiple enemies inside a massive room. Luckily, squad A just happened to be behind the enemy formation, after a successful counter attack, they checked the condition of their allies.

Leader E: These enemies are everywhere... thanks for the assist.
Leader A: We're just glad you're safe.
Leader E: Yeah, no that that's over with, we'll head to this direction to continue our search. We'll catch up with you & the rest in a few minutes.
Leader A: ...All right, stay safe.
Reaper: (smiles back) We'll be fine... we'll catch up in a minute
Leader E: You should head to that passage over there, should be less enemies in there. We didn't find anything important in our target location.
Leader A: That makes two of us. Which means there's just one more area to search.
Leader E: Stay safe. (moves to round up the squad & moves out)

After bidding farewell, they proceed with their mission, all the while leaving blood trails all over the place.

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Part 2
Spoiler
POV: Void, Squad C
Time: Present

Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmvOWtQXSBA

The squad that stays as the rear guard was monitoring the situation via the console that they hacked & hook up with their codex. They manage to secure the surrounding areas & place traps in case enemies show up. So far they have found 3 escape routes that can be used, they also manage to eliminate a few enemy patrols that went too close to their position for comfort. The Leader of squad C were receiving updates from the others. Squad E have fully recovered a while ago & regrouped with the others, 2 search areas have been checked with no results, the control room was successfully captured by squad A, B, & E after they regrouped, the area was much more heavily guarded than they thought. Unfortunately, due to the damaged consoles, they can only control a part of the stations' security & system, but they manage to give a much wider feed for squad C to monitor the entire station. Most of the so called 'prototypes' have also been killed, they proved to be worse than human soldiers, which states that their hunch was right. After a while, a sudden transmission was emitted. Since their 'ears' also functions as a multipurpose cybernetic audio device, each Reaper can receive it easily. It's in human language, but the Reapers having a much more complex & condensed language, can easily decipher & understand what they're saying.

ADF Sensors: [broadcast] Hey guys, so uh... We're here peacefully to stop people from using the station for evil... um... We come in peace...? Uh.... Forget this shit! Whoever you are, please don't kill us!
Leader C: (blank, dumbfounded face. snaps afterwards) The hell is this shit!?
Leader B: [comms] Did you hear that?
Leader C: Yeah, what are they planning exactly?
Whalecow: [interrupting with another broadcast through the station speakers, sending his intentions to the Reapers]
Leader A: [comms] ...Injure?
Leader E: [comms] The earlier shot was just a warning for them to stay away. They were too close to our position, there were over 50 of them, so we had to distract them to be able to bypass them. Let's use this opportunity to avoid them. We've had enough fighting for one day, I'm literally covered in blood, guts, & robot fluids. And I'm willing to bet most of you are the same.
Everyone: (agreeing with his statement while feeling a bit gross at their current condition)
Leader B: [comms] I seriously need a bath...
Leader A: [comms] That makes two of us, let's hop in that huge bath together after we get back. It'll feel nice to finally get rid of all this grime sticking onto me. yuck...
Leader C: Enough about that, there's just one more area to search. Wait, what's squad D doing? They seem to be chasing 2 human units.

As the others contemplate what's going on with their friend & her squad, something they didn't expect was happening elsewhere, & 2 poor man were suffering greatly for the mistake of 1.

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Part 3
Spoiler
POV: Void, Squad D
Time: 5 minutes ago

The squad were moving again after killing the group of enemy security they encountered. It's unfortunate that the others that manage to capture the control room can only control the defenses on the outside part of the station instead of the inside due to the damaged console. They were forced to fight hostiles that they can't bypass. On the way to their destination, they found a research lab, but as they get near, they realize that there were 2 armed human there. Not wanting to waste time, they immediately open fire on them, causing them to flee with all due haste.

Leader D: ...They ran away.
Soldier: There's our target location, let's search inside.
Squad D: (enters the lab cautiously & look around. one of the soldiers found a large computer with multiple monitors, he proceeds to open it & in less than 2 minutes all the data was exposed)
Soldier 2: What is all this? Project Prototype? (reads all the raw data at incredible speed, all the while deciphering the information subconsciously) [frowns] Looks like some project to create some new type of human. There are also other research data. What should we do with it?
Leader D: Hmm... maybe we should--
Soldier 3: (runs out from the back of the lab, carrying a case in her hand that hold a precious ancient technology in it. It has the Reaper's insignia on it) I found it! The relic is here! We've done it! Our mission is complete!
Soldier 4: Nice work! Now we can return to the others.
Leader D: We're not out of this yet. We complete the mission if we get out of here. That said (smiles) nice work. (pats her shoulder) Take the entire research database, we can't have the humans know any data on this relic.
Soldier: Roger that. (copies the data into 2 different codex, 1 holds the research database for the other research, the other holds data on project Prototype & all affiliated research)
Station Speaker: (sends Whalecow's message)
Leader D: [frowns] Let's get out of here quickly. (they all walk out of the lab) I'll contact-- (senses another presence behind her, turns around to aim, her squad does the same. it was the same 2 humans from before)
KTKM: (do his 'greeting dance')
Reapers: (blank stare, looks at each other, confused & dumbfounded at the crazy man's behavior)
KTKM: Aha! Ya see, comrade? It works! Now Lemme do a bit more, Friendly! Friendly! Friendly! Friendl-...
Reapers: (snaps) "These barbaric idiots are taking us for fools!" (immediately starts firing at them)
KTKM & Helmsman: (runs frantically while shouting curses)
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Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvHGMQLXlls

KTKM & Helmsman continue to run away as fast as they can, an angry group of Reapers hot on their trail. They ran for dear life as fast as their legs could carry them, with tears streaming from their eyes like fountains, scared to death at the deadly Reapers aiming to kill them.

KTKM: WAWAWAWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Helmsman: I NEVER SIGNED UP FOR THIS SHIIIIT!!!
Reapers: After them! Fire!
KTKM: What are they saying!?
Helmsman: I don't speak alien! Forget about that & RUN!!!
KTKM: They're gaining on us!!!

They ran & ran, all the while the Reapers tried shooting at them. Soon 2 of them were close enough & started throwing power knives & large 8 bladed shurikens at them. They manage to evade by a hairs breath because of turning to a hallway at the last second, with the additional help of a once in a lifetime huge stroke of luck. Seconds later they reached a dead end in front of them with an open ventilation duct that leads somewhere to the lower level.

Helmsman: We can lose them there!!!
KTKM: (looks behind him. he comes face to face with the leader of the squad. if it weren't for the current life & death situation, he would definitely admire her beauty, she looks no older than 23. but those eyes of hers aren't normal, they look like human eyes, but the color of the pupils are unnatural, with a faint glow in them (literally glowing faintly) that screams 'death', he truly wished he didn't look behind him) GYAAAAAAAA!!! FUCKING MOTHER OF ALL TORPEDOES! THEY'RE RIGHT BEHIND UUUUUS! (he runs even faster (if that's even possible) & jumped inside the ventilation duct along with the Helmsman. A halberd's blade was swung, missing their asses by mere millimeters, a roar that sounded like a roaring dragon was also heard a moment afterwards)
Helmsman: SHIIIIIIT!!! (slides down the large ventilation duct along with KTKM)
KTKM: WAAAAAAAAAH!!!

They soon fell out of the ventilation duct & landed on a large room where a dozen ADF soldiers were. They were shocked to see both of them out the ventilation duct in a complete mess, breathing heavily while trembling. They were completely pale, as if they just saw the incarnation of death.

KTKM: *pant**pant**pant* I-I... think we... *pant* lost them... *gaasp* (collapses, exhausted) Thank the torpedo Gods... *gasp**pant* we're alive...!
Helmsman: *pant**pant**gasp* (reaches for KTKM, grabs his collar, & snaps) YOU IDIOT! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ASSHOLE!? YOU NEARLY GOT US KILLED!!! (he was screaming with tears in his eyes. Captain or not, anyone would snap in that predicament)
KTKM: C-calm down Helmsman... *pant* we made it out... *pant* alive didn't we? *phew*
Helmsman: ..... (let's go of him & facepalm) Why me...
Sarge: Umm... are you two all right?
KTKM: I-I think so... damn, that was scary as hell...
Helmsman: (glare) Never.Do.That.Again.
KTKM: Don't worry... I'm not gonna do anything like that to the Reapers again. That was obviously the wrong one, we need a new way to greet them so they know we're friendly.
Helmsman: (facepalm) God help me...

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Part 4
Spoiler
POV: Void, Squad D

Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvHGMQLXlls

Leader D: @%#@*&*&#*@*&#*@%[email protected]!%$!!!!!! (cursing incomprehensible words)
Soldier: *sigh* let's just get back to the others. Those humans are probably gone anyways.
Leader D: Hmph! [comms] It's me, we found the objective, along with a some kind of research data. We're going back to the RZ now.
Leader C: [comms] You found it? Nice work! Finally we can get out of this dump. Squad B is near your position, meet up with them & move to the RZ. The others are also en route to the RZ, my squad will keep the area clean. Better move quick though, the humans are already infesting this place, let's try to avoid them.
Leader D: Roger. Over & out.

They moved & meet up with squad B. The 10 Reapers make their way towards the RZ. Unfortunately, they encountered the ADF forces, they immediately hide behind cover, the ADF not noticing them.

Leader B: Damn! [comms] All unit, we encountered the human forces, we can't move forward because they're blocking the way. Request alternate route, over.
Leader C: [comms] ...Negative! That's the only passage to the LZ, the other passage is either blocked or occupied by countless enemies.
Leader D: Damn! What do we do now? The objective is with us, we need to get pass them.
Leader B: ...Let's try a forward approach, see if they really do only intend to find 'research data' on this station. It's our best bet.
Leader D: I don't think negotiating with them is a wise idea. The research data contains a lot of forbidden information, I don't want them to fall into the wrong hands. Plus, I don't trust these humans one bit
Leader B: Same here, but remember that we can outsmart them. We just need to get pass them, then we're home free. If it breaks down - which it probably would - we can always just kill them & escape while the rest are in panic.

After nodding to each other, they decide a forward approach would be best. They have no other options anyways.
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POV: ADF, Whalecow & his troops
Time: 5 minutes ago

Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5Z1FXUAV8

Whalecow & Ava were speechless at the horror that lay before them. The Captain of the troops grimaced, he's seen many horrors of the battlefield in his days as a soldier, but never quite like this one. Some of the soldiers even puked, unable to hold it in. What lay before them were what used to be bodies, before they were ripped apart by someone, or something that's on this station. Limbs were scattered, blood & guts spilled all over the floor & walls, some of the bodies even have their heads smashed in & crushed by what seems to be either a fist or a boot. Some of the more brutally killed ones even had their spine pulled out while still attached to their heads, or cleaved completely in half by some sharp blade. Whalecow heard fighting from a distance a few minutes ago & moved with his troops to the location, but this was all that they found when they arrived in the large room. The dead bodies were soon identified as the 'Prototypes', there were around 25 of them, all fully armored & very well equipped. They even had personal shielding, but it seems they were still no match for whatever killed them.

Whalecow: .....
Ava: ...Captain, are you still sure you want to have a 'chat' with whatever we're facing?
ADF Captain: In all of my days as a soldier, I've seen plenty of abuse & horrors with my very own eyes... but this... this is just...
Whalecow: ...A true nightmare.
All: .....
Ava: Captain, I advise that we get what we came here for & just leave. I don't want to be the next victim if we happen to encounter these "Reapers".
ADF Captain: Whoever gave them the name "Reapers", they probably know what they're stuff. The name fits perfectly...
Whalecow: .....Are the explosives set?
ADF Captain: Just half more, the demolition squad are working as fast as they can.
Whalecow: Good. Order everyone to keep their eyes peeled for the "Reapers". If we can, I'd like to settle thing peacefully.
Ava: What are you saying!? Look at all this!! We could be next!!! You need to consider the safety of your men! We have a mission to complete, if these Reapers are potential enemies -which I think they are- all the more reason we need to finish up & blow this station to hell!
ADF Captain: I don't know about diplomatic chats or things like that. All I care is the safety of my men. Whatever your orders, I hope you consider their safety. Frankly, I don't think we can win against them if it breaks into a fight.
Whalecow: ..... (thinks hard on his next move) KTKM is also on this ship along with his Helmsman. I need to discuss things with him. It's hard to come to this decision myself. I hope he has the research data already, even I'm not naive as to think these "Reapers" will just accept a 'chat' so easily.

He will soon know that a group of the ADF soldiers will encounter 2 Reaper squads, it will rest on his hands whether his soldiers will live to see another day or die in the hands of the Reapers.
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Emergency Mission: The Void's Code
Faction Involved: ADF (those on Oracle VI), Solar Alliance
Note: Your choice will also affect the fate of the Alliance forces in this area, please choose carefully.

Choice:
1.) Maintain current objective & try to contact the Reapers to let them know you're not hostile to them. Also proceed slowly & carefully: Moralist (There's a chance the Reapers will ignore you & continue on their way, but you have a lower chance of fighting them, giving the chance for a clean mission with minimum casualties. However, if there's a slip up, the Reapers might end up killing at least half of your men, possibly throwing them into panic. Also, the Alliance 'might' realize your already on board if you take too long.)

2.) Change of orders, put survival of your units as top priority & secure locations you have occupied. Also hasten the search & kill anything hostile: Prince (Your units will have a higher chance of survival & you can maintain a stronger grip on secured areas, but the Reapers may be forced to take an aggressive approach since you're blocking their escape route. However, you'll finish the mission quickly & the Alliance is unlikely to know your plan)

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A/N: Replaced the music links because they were all busted, also fixed a few typos while I was at it.

This is how it'll work, after making your choice, you write your story on how you'll deal with the Reapers on board & how to reach your objective. The Reapers will fall back if they know that they can't win, they're not willing to lose their units, they are not afraid to take losses, but they try to prevent it as much as they can, so the survival of their units is their top priority, you'll know why in the near future. Also, Reapers are hard to kill due to their regenerative nature along with having no 'vital' spots, though some parts of their bodies can cause them to stagger if damaged heavily, & they can be crippled like any living creature, it just requires a lot more effort to do so, but it's manageable with enough firepower. It takes a few minutes for them to heal enough to regain their mobility if they're fatally injured. They can still die if their body takes far too much damage. I guess you could say the "Reapers" are the pinnacle of the ultimate sentient species that Ryuvian Emperors & Aristocrats sought to be in the past, this will be explained further in the near future if the opportunity arises.

However do note: don't leave just yet, just regroup with KTKM & Helmsman/Whalecow. Just leave the closure of the mission to me, I'll write a rather short to average length finisher to let you know what your decisions will affect. This will also merge the stories together for a 'clean' finish. ;D

P.S I'm really sorry about the length. It's really hard to make this any shorter, I tried. I had to integrate both of you in here so this is the shortest I could manage without cutting any important parts out. Do forgive me. :( I'm still learning to be a writer & this thread is the perfect place to practice & share my thoughts. I'll do my best in my next posts to make them even shorter.

Note: Also, I'm currently trying to refine my skills in writing battle scenes, so if any of you wants to request it, I can help write the battle sequence for you. I take the skills of the combatant, environment, numbers on each side, stats, & arsenals & equipment into account when determining how it'll all go. It's much easier this way, though it's still quite difficult in writing it since it takes some space. I'm trying to fix that as well.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 06, 2014, 09:43:26 pm
1°: I have that awkrad feeling that even my enemies are much more "moralist" or "paragon" that i am... Yeaaahh.

2°: I... just want to go in cqc combat against the reapers. They don't know fear? Trust me when I say they will. Muahahahahah.  *prepares high frecuency blade for combat*
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 06, 2014, 09:54:10 pm
1°: I have that awkrad feeling that even my enemies are much more "moralist" or "paragon" that i am... Yeaaahh.

2°: I... just want to go in cqc combat against the reapers. They don't know fear? Trust me when I say they will. Muahahahahah.  *prepares high frecuency blade for combat*

I don't know whether your overly brave or just crazy... Going melee combat against a Reaper without any implants (Ryuvian Super-human implants) equals to suicide, you won't be able to keep up with their speed, & every time they strike you you'll be blown away a few meters back due to the sheer force, if you even manage to block it anyways. This saying that the Reaper is unarmored, they wear full armor from head to toe in dangerous missions with highly advanced systems. The best thing is their armor only needs to focus on its defense, meaning armor & shields, since they already have enormous strength & superior speed to begin with. This bolsters their already incredible natural endurance & resistance to damage even further.

I suggest you request implants from Whalecow, he can actually fight against a Reaper soldier on 1-on-1 melee combat due to said implants, plus he probably has a lot of experience with that blade of his. (don't know where he got the implants or how, probably from Ryuvia or some other top secret place.)

But still, I admire you. You sir, are one bold daredevil. *slow clap of respect*
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 07, 2014, 06:44:45 am
Spoiler
1°: I have that awkrad feeling that even my enemies are much more "moralist" or "paragon" that i am... Yeaaahh.

2°: I... just want to go in cqc combat against the reapers. They don't know fear? Trust me when I say they will. Muahahahahah.  *prepares high frecuency blade for combat*

Spoiler
I don't know whether your overly brave or just crazy... Going melee combat against a Reaper without any implants (Ryuvian Super-human implants) equals to suicide, you won't be able to keep up with their speed, & every time they strike you you'll be blown away a few meters back due to the sheer force, if you even manage to block it anyways. This saying that the Reaper is unarmored, they wear full armor from head to toe in dangerous missions with highly advanced systems. The best thing is their armor only needs to focus on its defense, meaning armor & shields, since they already have enormous strength & superior speed to begin with. This bolsters their already incredible natural endurance & resistance to damage even further.

I suggest you request implants from Whalecow, he can actually fight against a Reaper soldier on 1-on-1 melee combat due to said implants, plus he probably has a lot of experience with that blade of his. (don't know where he got the implants or how, probably from Ryuvia or some other top secret place.)

But still, I admire you. You sir, are one bold daredevil. *slow clap of respect*

Oh, my good sir, I could say I still have a few aces up my sleeve. One of them my character having an artifical enhanced body, making almost 70% of it mechanical. Other one would be having an extra artificial heart screw you, Doctor Who xD. The closer comparation I can give is that of an Eversor Assassin from the 40K universe but with free will and not being drugged 24/7. (Being the W40K/Fantasy nerd that I am, feel free to PM me if you don't exactly know what that is, lol).

But yeah, the term I would have used is 'stupidly bold' ... There is a very thin line between brave and stupid anyways...
So, I expect I can meet the Reapers soon in the fields of honor!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 06, 2014, 11:15:26 pm
Spoiler
1°: I have that awkrad feeling that even my enemies are much more "moralist" or "paragon" that i am... Yeaaahh.

2°: I... just want to go in cqc combat against the reapers. They don't know fear? Trust me when I say they will. Muahahahahah.  *prepares high frecuency blade for combat*

Spoiler
I don't know whether your overly brave or just crazy... Going melee combat against a Reaper without any implants (Ryuvian Super-human implants) equals to suicide, you won't be able to keep up with their speed, & every time they strike you you'll be blown away a few meters back due to the sheer force, if you even manage to block it anyways. This saying that the Reaper is unarmored, they wear full armor from head to toe in dangerous missions with highly advanced systems. The best thing is their armor only needs to focus on its defense, meaning armor & shields, since they already have enormous strength & superior speed to begin with. This bolsters their already incredible natural endurance & resistance to damage even further.

I suggest you request implants from Whalecow, he can actually fight against a Reaper soldier on 1-on-1 melee combat due to said implants, plus he probably has a lot of experience with that blade of his. (don't know where he got the implants or how, probably from Ryuvia or some other top secret place.)

But still, I admire you. You sir, are one bold daredevil. *slow clap of respect*

Oh, my good sir, I could say I still have a few aces up my sleeve. One of them my character having an artifical enhanced body, making almost 70% of it mechanical. Other one would be having an extra artificial heart screw you, Doctor Who xD. The closer comparation I can give is that of an Eversor Assassin from the 40K universe but with free will and not being drugged 24/7. (Being the W40K/Fantasy nerd that I am, feel free to PM me if you don't exactly know what that is, lol).

But yeah, the term I would have used is 'stupidly bold' ... There is a very thin line between brave and stupid anyways...
So, I expect I can meet the Reapers soon in the fields of honor!

That is one dangerous unit you got there, looks like I need to deploy a Reaper Captain to dispose of it if it pose a problem. But still, I like your attitude, perhaps that bold personality of yours may earn the respect of the Reapers, provided you don't fight them for no good reason, or finding a reason to attack them. The first step in maintaining a good relationship with them. They're not villains per se, but seeing the human nature they may be labeled as such by some factions who deem their goals clash against their own. The Void Faction has a lot on their plate, even know they're having a hard time, even if it looks otherwise.

I'm also a fan of the W40K, glad to see someone shares my taste. Though the designs of my Reapers are my original idea. If I have to guess, that peculiar unit of yours seems to be an equal match against a Reaper, seeing all those enhancements & all. Dangerous indeed...

I'm going to enjoy writing the epic battle scenes! Having an enemy that dies in 1 hit while spilling guts everywhere can be mind numbingly dull & repetitive. Few have actually manage to match a Reaper in combat in the past, it seems the ADF also have a few units that can fight on even grounds with Reapers.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 07, 2014, 01:28:14 am
(before I start this, I *have* to write the outtro independently when we get there, so please "merge" the stories before the outtro.)

Moral. We do it right, even if it comes out wrong.
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(Whalecow's attention is caught by a movement near the wall.)
Legion commander: H-help... (he clutches his chest and groans)
(Whalecow recognizes him as the only soldier from Legion who came aboard with the boarding party. He is recognizable by the blue and gray uniform he wears. He is probably only still alive due to the armor's self-sealing function. Otherwise, his guts would be all over the floor.)
Whalecow: (goes to him) What..what did this to you?
Legion Commander: (between cries of pain, he describes the Reapers) I... don't think I'm gonna make it...
Whalecow: (notes the tag on the man) You're gonna make it, Alebyshev!
Alebyshev: It is good of you to think so, captain... (he faints. Whalecow checks his vital signs. Weak, but stable. He orders the team's medic to evac him as quickly and safely as possible.)
Whalecow: (stands up) Are any of these others still alive?
Ava: Not with their arms ripped off and their faces half gone.
Whalecow: You never know.
*sigh*
...We have to get to the control center. (he motions to the men behind him who are just getting over puking.) We go in fast. We go in hard. Then we go home. All of us. Stay alert, and remember, you are no stronger or weaker in battle than the man next to you. Or vice-versa. We fight as one.
Soldiers: SIR! (they salute. There are seven of them present.)
Whalecow: (into comm) All ADF troops, fall back to the hangar. This area is not as safe as was expected.
(He gets numerous affirmatives, then a call telling him that KTKM had requisitioned a squad. Whalecow just accepts this, *thinking* KTKM knows what he's doing. No one is really sure at this point :D)
Ava: If they can manage to take care of the research lab, we can secure the command module. If we can take that prototype out, those drones outside will stop attacking. We had better move fast. The Alliance is starting to lose ships.
Whalecow: Of course. Okay. You 7, let's move out!
---a half hour later, Whalecow, Ava, and the troops are standing in front of the door to the command bridge. Evidently, the reapers do not find this section of the station a necessary bother, as they encounter no resistance on the way.---
(They enter to find the lead prototype pressing madly on computer keys. His hair is bedraggled and there are several stains on the lab coat...the party hopes that it's grease.)
Prototype: (he notices them and turns around.) So you are here at last! You won't stand up to Us and get away with it!
Soldier: (from Whalecow's comm) Sir! We've found more prototypes! They're all dead!
Prototype: ...
Ava: We can thank the reapers for an assist, sir.
Whalecow: I'll send them a box of chocolates when we get back to the ship.
Prototype: You won't halt the evolution! (He pulls out an SMG and opens fire.)
(Whalecow brings his sword to bear and deflects them, aiming the last shot to deflect back at the prototype's hand. He drops the gun as it is knocked out of his grasp.)
Soldier: Hands up, psycho! (They capture him and force him to his knees.) Your orders, sir?
Prototype: That's bullshit!
Whalecow: Like I haven't heard that before. Now shut up!
(As the soldiers secure the prototype, Ava deactivates the drones, also warning the Alliance to stay clear. There is an... issue...on the station.)
Whalecow: Hmm. (Scans the room with his eyes. They land on a small stasis pod, with what appears to be a considerably older -and taller- prototype inside. Half his face is deformed by what appears to have been a hit from a fragmentation grenade.)
...Veniczar Arcadius.
Ava: So... that's really him?
Whalecow: Only one way to find out. (turns to a sergeant) Take a couple of your boys and we'll take him back to the ship.
(They comply and the "convoy", consisting of the captured prototype in the front, two guards pushing him forward with their weapons, Whalecow and Ava at the center, the guards carrying the stasis tube and the extra two guards behind them, leaves the command center and walks down the central corridor, unaware of the peril that lies ahead.)
---Another half an hour later---
(KTKM had just returned to the area where the ADF transport and the missile boat had accessed the station. So "insert story here", brother KTKM.)
Soldier: Sir! You and your helmsman/whateverheis had better get going. Once the captain gets back, we're blowing this station.
(There is movement down the hall)
Soldier: Ah. Here he is now.
(The others in the corridor come into view... reapers.)
KTKM: They come back again for dance, yes comrade?
Helmsman/whatever: No. Please sir. Just no.
(the reapers line up in the corridor, seemingly unsure of what to do.)
KTKM: What should we do?
(everyone is indecisive.)
Whalecow: (from down the corridor behind the reapers) ...I believe I have a solution.
(The reapers toward the rear of the formation turn to cover his approach)
I would like to make a trade with you. You leave this station (points to a side corridor) and leave us alone, and we'll give you... this.
(He gestures the guards covering the prototype and they push him forward roughly. He falls once again to his knees.)
...I don't know why, but this station is important to you. So are the lives of my own people.
Ava: But he could have vital information! We can't leave him to these...these...demons!
Whalecow: (ignores Ava, continues.) What drives humanity is a desire to see a future in which our own people continue to live. I would assume it is the same for...whatever you are. Oh, and one more thing.
(He approaches the reaper closest to him and hands her an invitation to a banquet featuring spacewhale meat, then backs off.)
If you would like, we can open up a diplomatic channel once we get back to our respective ships. I'm sorry all this had to happen. (he looks at one corner near a bulkhead. There, a single reaper lies dead.) ...But know that if we must fight, I will do so to the death if it means making this galaxy even a little safer for the common man. And for you too.
(He rests his hand on the hilt of his blade and activates his implant again, his blue eye aglow.)
...so what'll it be? Mutual safety... or M.A.D.?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 07, 2014, 05:45:31 pm
Oracle VI. "Behind The Mask."
Somewhere in the Space station
15 minutes later after KTKM and Helmsman ran away from Reapers.
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KTKM: Alright, so we are going to find some more data about the "Prototype". Althought I still have no idea what the hell it is, but it must be important....well, let's get back to the lab again, shall we?
Helmsman: Do anything but annoying those reaper, sir.
KTKM: *laugh* Nah, nah. I wouldn't try to annoy them, just try to greet them.
Helmsman: You tried that....last time....
KTKM: This time with no greeting dance, comrade. But let's say that we need to get back to the lab and take care of the data first. Hey soldier boy, don't be panic when we come back, alright? And leave the ventilation duct area alone. Because we are going to fall trought them again.
ADF Soldier: Y-yes, sir.
KTKM: Nahhhh, don't make a face like that. We wouldn't bring those reapers here to be your probelm, soldier boy. So you don't need to shoot them when they're in sight. Alright, let's go comrade! We have a data to collect!
(KTKM and Helmsman walk to the Research lab, KTKM look around to find the Reaper group that they met before, but no sign of them.)
KTKM: I guess they're gone....Awww
Helmsman: Oh thanks god...
KTKM: I have the other plan to greet them, ya know? like disguise as them with headphone and plastic bag and trying to communicate with them, or maybe trying to sell some torps to them...Hey! Maybe they like torpedoes, just like us!
Helmsman: .....Please focus on searching data, captain.
KTKM: Alright , alright. Back to what we left...(KTKM Look at in front of the research lab, a tall computer that look like ATM appear to be in front of the lab) So this is the computer that we look before reapers attack us, luckily there's no bullet on them. Probably safe and sound, Now lemme hack this computer just like last time...
Helmsman: You didn't hack it ,sir. You just use the program in your Pip-boy 3000 to access to the computer....
KTKM: Shut it, dude. I said before that I am a Torpedo cruiser captain not a Programmer...ah here we are, So there's a file inside this call "Prototype.rar" I don't know what kind of scientist that will put his research file in .rar and in front of the research lab...instead of put it inside the research lab. But nevermind, I'm copying it anyway.
Helmsman: Should we go inside the lab, sir?
KTKM: If we find the way, yes. So I need to find the way to open the door....Hm....This computer appear to be a...I don't know....maybe I can open it with this computer...Let's see....just put this code over there and uh....
Helmsman: Sir, The door is gone. There's no reason to open it.
KTKM: WUT? What do you mean "The door is gone" ? (KTKM look a the research lab's door) oh...okay...
(The door appear to be cut by something that looks really dangerous. It has a big hole on its surface that big enough for KTKM and Helmsman to pass, Surely cut by reapers)
KTKM: So they search the lab before us...probably in the first time we met them, they raid this room and found what they're looking for...
Helmsman: Do you think there will be anything left for us?
KTKM: Must be.
(KTKM and Helmsman walk throught the broken door, they found that the room is full of green liquid tanks and a lot of wierd creature in side the tanks. And a lot of mess too, the papers and creates are lied in the floor. And the comuter still running. )
KTKM: This room is such a mess.... No wonder that they search this room before..Hey! There's a computer over there! (KTKM walk to the computer and begin to use the Pip-boy 3000 to connect to the computer) Let's see...Hm....another "Prototype.rar" "Prototype2.rar" "Protoype3.rar" "Prototype4.rar" Damn...there's a lot of Prototype.rar file....250 of them! imagine that we need to extract this thing to our computer....
Helmsman: Sir, I don't think this is what we are looking for. What kind of scientist that put his research file on the .rar file?
KTKM: Well,I have and idea,  the mad one. Mad scientist can do many things that we can't, comrade. Including putting his research file to Winrar.
Helmsman: But, sir! These files is too big! How can we collect 250 of them to our storage device? We don't have a high copy technology like Reapers do when they search this room. If we trying to copy this, it probably taking the time at least 3 hours!
KTKM: Oh, easy comrade! (KTKM pick the screwdriver from the inventory) Lemme do the easy trick!
(KTKM use the screwdriver to open the Lab Computer case, Helmsman watching it carefully from behind.)
KTKM: If we can't copy it in time, just remove its hard drive and the job's done! ugh...(KTKM stop.)
Helmsman: What happen, captain?
KTKM: Damn...what the hell is this computer made from? It's full of box and weird-shape integrated circuit! I have no idea which one is the storage device...I never saw anything like this before...
Helmsman:....Sir, I have an idea.
KTKM: Yeah? What is it?
Helmsman: If we can't copy the data nor remove the storage device, why don't we move the computer to our ship?
KTKM: Haha, good idea dude! Except for one thing, this damn computer is attached to the wall, there's no way we can remove this shit without a big cutting machine...
Helmsman: (Helmsman take a mobile cutting machine from his back pack, and begin to cut the wall. half minutes later, the computer case fall down.) Here it is.
KTKM:.....That's-.... easier than I expected. Okay, one problem solved. Althouht this thing is a little bit heavy to carry, but I'm sure we'll made it back.
Helmsman: We should pick up the document that lying on the ground too. It must be some research data that useful.
KTKM: Yeah....Let pick all of them up. (KTKM pick one of the paper that lies on the groud) Yes, I still have no idea what it is, but i bet our researcher in the far away planet must know how to use it. Don't worry, I'll give a copy of these to the ADF too. I'm sure Dr.Ashada can research this data more than we could. Too bad we can't pick up those green tanks to our ship, It would look good as the decoration in our Kitakami.
Helmsman: No, it wouldn't. I hate these tanks, and our crews will hate them too.
KTKM: Oh well, let's head back and put all of these to our midget subs.

(KTKM and Helmsman carry a big case of computer and  a create of document back to the main corridor, The create and the computer case is a bit to heavy for them.)
Helmsman: Ugh...no, I-can't take this anymore....After running around the station...and carry the heavy stuff...I don't think I have must-...energy left.
(Helmsman drop the case to the floor, almost hit KTKM's feet for an inch.)
KTKM: Hey, watch it dude! That almost hit me!
Helmsman: I'm sorry sir, but I can't do it anymore...(He fell down to the ground, but not pass out.)
KTKM: Ah, common! We didn't even make half a way there! I can't carry this thing alone, ya know?
Helmsman:.............
KTKM: Alright, alright. Fine, fine. I'll let you rest. Just wait right here, I'll contact the ADF Captain to send some men to carry this thing.
(KTKM pick up the radio from inventory, and begin to speak)
KTKM: Hello? uh, this is KTKM, ya know, The Torpedo Cruiser captain. We need additional help near the research lab, over.
ADF Captain: (talking in the radio) This is leader team alpha. We heard you lound and clear, Captain KTKM. Unfortunately there's no squad in my command avalive to help you right now, I'll send your request to other squad, over and out.
KTKM: Wait, wait wait! I didn't meant to requisition a squad! Just need some guys to carry a package! Do you hear me, soldier guy? repeat, did you hear me?
(There's nothing but silence come from radio. KTKM check the radio's battery, and found that the radio ran out of battery already.)
KTKM: Ah, great. Why it need to be in this time?
Helmsman: Well at least they send us some men. They could protect us too in case of if there's someone trying to attack us, especially the reapers.
KTKM: Right...Now rest up for a while, Comrade. You did a really good job today, ya know?
Helmsman: Espacially for saving your life from the reapers when you are trying to greet them with that silly dance.
KTKM: *laugh* ..Right, they probably thinking now that we're really want to be friend with them
Helmsman: No, I'm sure they aren't.
KTKM: Why?
Helmsman: Just thing backward, sir. If the reapers do a "greeting dance" to you and shout "Freindly! Friendly! Friendly!" , will you be happy and willing to do a diplomatic with them?
KTKM: Of course I will!
Helmsman: *Sight* Nevermind. Please forget what I have said.

...
(3 minutes later, a squad of fully armed and amored appear. They are so dissapointed when KTKM told them that all of they need to do is carrying a create and a case of computer. Well, at least It's important data, so they didn't get mad about it.)

(KTKM,Helmsman and a squad carrying the document create and computer case, had just returned to the main corridor area where the ADF transport and the G-800 Midget Submarine had accessed the station.)
Soldier: Sir! You and your helmsman had better get going. Once the captain gets back, we're blowing this station.
KTKM: Alright, So I will search this station more for the data, they probably be more useful things somewhere...
(There is movement down the hall)
Soldier: Ah. Here he is now.
KTKM: What!? So fast! I didn't begin my third search yet!
Helmsman: Sir, there's someone coming toward our groups!
(Then the others in the corridor come into view... They're reapers. Everyone is not in a happy mood when they came, except for KTKM that has a silly smile on the face, ready to greet them with new tatics.)
KTKM: They come back again for dance, yes comrade?
Helmsman: No. Please sir. Just no.
(the reapers line up in the corridor, seemingly unsure of what to do.)
KTKM: What should we do? Ah, I know! Let's greet them with ma new dance!
Helmsman: No, sir. For the love of god, please NO.
KTKM: *sight* Alright, alright.
(everyone is indecisive.)
Whalecow: (from down the corridor behind the reapers) ...I believe I have a solution.
(The reapers toward the rear of the formation turn to cover his approach)
I would like to make a trade with you. You leave this station (points to a side corridor) and leave us alone, and we'll give you... this.
(He gestures the guards covering the prototype and they push him forward roughly. He falls once again to his knees.)
...I don't know why, but this station is important to you. So are the lives of my own people.
Ava: But he could have vital information! We can't leave him to these...these...demons!
KTKM: Wait, who the hell is that guy? is he a leader of prototype project or something? And do they understand our language?
Helmsman: He probably an important person, must be the owner of the station.
Whalecow: (ignores Ava, continues.) What drives humanity is a desire to see a future in which our own people continue to live. I would assume it is the same for...whatever you are. Oh, and one more thing.
(He approaches the reaper closest to him and hands her an invitation to a banquet featuring spacewhale meat, then backs off.)
KTKM: Oh wait, is that a Spacewhale meat? those spacewhales are almost extinct, Leader Whalecow! H-how did you do this to-...
Helmsman: Please ignore about it this time, sir. Especially when we are talking with other civilized creatures like this.
KTKM:....Well...then.
Whalecow: If you would like, we can open up a diplomatic channel once we get back to our respective ships. I'm sorry all this had to happen. (he looks at one corner near a bulkhead. There, a single reaper lies dead.) ...But know that if we must fight, I will do so to the death if it means making this galaxy even a little safer for the common man. And for you too. (He rests his hand on the hilt of his blade and activates his implant again, his blue eye aglow.) ...so what'll it be? Mutual safety... or M.A.D.?
KTKM: I didn't know that Leader Whalecow like to use melee weapon...and what the hell is that glowing eyes? is he a New-type or something?
Helmsman: It's a thing call "implant" sir.
KTKM: Oh, those implants. I heard a story about it. Althouht I never saw one of them in our far away space. But it must be some kind of robotic-installation that boost the ability, isn't it? Well, let's leave Leader Whalecow to talk with the reapers. I'll probably trying to sell torpedoes to them later.
(KTKM and Helmsman watch Whalecow talking with Reapers carefully, they're ready to jump back in thier midget submarine if there's anything go wrong. Becuase, safety first.)

[Note: KTKM and Helmsman got All the prototype project data....that appear to be in .rar file (Hopefully Legion crews know the way to extract file :P ), and even more and more research data which is doesn't know what it is yet. Please take care of the data and put it in the good use!(or trying to steal it from them if you like)]
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And that's all! I have merged my story to the main story, now I'll wait for the discussion. I hope the Unknown faction like the greeting dance! I wonder how the high command will react what Torpedo dealer group leader trying to communicate with them....
Sorry if it a little bit long, and thanks for reading, again!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 07, 2014, 11:20:15 am
I don't think we're paragon. We even take the, pffft liberty of exterminating opposing ideologies instead of trying to reeducate them. How is that paragon? It's just that a good villain needs qualities to make people sympathize with them.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Evasive Marvel on December 07, 2014, 04:52:57 pm
     Well, if I'm gonna talk about the Prototypes, I'll need to make an addendum to my earlier thoughts. It's not quite right to say "civilizations collapse" when the quality of the people deteriorates. Rather... human progress is broken up into several different categories,

     *Technological
     *Economic
     *Population
     *Resource extraction
     *Cultural cohesion

     Progress in any category is dependent on progress in all other categories. Some examples: It's implausible to have population increase without advancements in agricultural technology, pointless to invent new technologies when society isn't developed enough to enforce copyright laws, and impossible to make make airplanes without steel to make the engines. It takes more than the brilliance of individuals to advance.
     Now, "cultural cohesion" is the category I'm most concerned with; it's the most difficult to achieve, understand. Humans need to work together to achieve anything of worth, but it's inherently difficult for people to cooperate. Law, religion, philosophy, writing, schooling... these are the means by which we make ourselves like each other, and the less we hate each other the more we accomplish.
     It takes a family structure to make stone spears, a clan structure to make bronze spears, a feudal structure to make iron swords, a democratic structure to make muskets, a national structure to make rifles, an international structure to make tanks, and a world government to make starships.
     The prototypes, rather than being the next step in human evolution, are better framed as the next step in cultural evolution. They're something that should probably be pursued, but are immensely problematic in terms of intergration. Well, I got nothing to do with that.

...

     Now, here's an obvious question. You have a civilization spread across the galaxy. All the people of this galaxy speak the same language, most receive the same education, and most value the same things. Some planets produce focus on agriculture, and other planets focus on industry. Trade is abundant, and prominent enough to force an end to wars. The powerful and the productive are happy and content, while the miserable are too weak to be bothersome.
     Suddenly, the galactic unity is shattered. Arbitrary borders emerge, and nations scramble for reasons and explanations that can justify war. The initial war, between two rival factions, eventually devolves into hundreds of petty wars. The people, who even in good times thought "I don't need to help others" think this doubly so in the bad times. Trade lanes close, causing the industrial planets to starve, and the agrarian planets to stagnate. Plagues begin to reappear in the chaos of the setting. War, famine, plague, hatred.
     And so, the obvious question: If 99% of the human population is artificially maintained, and the technology to preserve that 99% is quickly declining, what do you do?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 07, 2014, 08:25:32 pm
Well this turned out a lot longer than expected...

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Location: Oracle VI, Inside the Station
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Part 1: Tension Between 2 Races
Spoiler
Play this music here if you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmvOWtQXSBA
POV: ADF, Whalecow & KTKM
Time: Present

With Whalecow:
Reaper Soldier: (moves cautiously towards bulkhead & checks on the downed soldier, looks a bit relieved) He'll live.
Reaper Leader B (male): Stay with him for a bit. What do you think they're after?
Reaper Leader D (female): It could be anything. Stay vigilant, they could prove to be hostile.
Ava: What... just what are they saying?
Whalecow: I have no idea. But at least they're not attacking us.
Ava: (crosses arms & frowns) For now.
ADF Captain: (looks at 'dead' Reaper) Sir, is that guy over there really dead? His wounds seems to be healing...
Ava: Holy-- they can regenerate!?
Whalecow: [frowns] These guys are unexpectedly tough.
Ava: Well from the look of things it seems to be mending itself. Still think this is a good idea? Do they even understand our language?
Whalecow: They didn't immediately start attacking us, so that's something. Plus, judging from their earlier actions, I have a feeling they know what we're saying, since I gave them that broadcast & all. If they're are as highly intelligent as Chigara says, they should easily understand our language.
Ava: I hope you know what your doing Captain, I have a very bad feeling about this...

With KTKM:
KTKM: Hmm... they seem to be friendly enough. They didn't fire at us again.
Helmsman: NO.DANCING.
KTKM: I got it, I got it. Sheesh... (thinks for a while) maybe if I--
Helmsman: HELL NO!
KTKM: Tch... Spoilsport.
Helmsman: Well sorry for wanting to go home in one piece. I don't ever want to fight those Reapers... They'll rip me to shreds in seconds... you saw how fast they were right? They could even run on the fucking wall!
Sarge: Just what did you two went through?
Helmsman: Don't ask. Trust me, you don't want to know. *sigh* Why did I even come here... prototypes & enemy drones are one thing, but aliens? Not to mention they were vicious...
Sarge: Rough day?
Helmsman: You try being his Helmsman. Then you can talk about a 'rough day'.
KTKM: Oh come on, I'm not that bad right?
Helmsman: (looks at KTKM with eyes of disdain)
KTKM: (frowns) What's with that look?
Helmsman: If only you knew, sir... *sigh* That's it, I'm not leaving the bar till dawn after I get back.
KTKM: (grunts, faces forward & made eye contact with the female Reaper Leader he encountered before) Hey look, it's the beautiful lady from before. Heya! (waves hand)
Leader D: (growls)
Helmsman: Sir, I think she's still angry from before...
Leader D: YOU!
KTKM: Eh? She can speak our language!
Sarge: And she looks pissed for some reason!
Helmsman: Blame this guy over here. (points at KTKM)
KTKM: Hey! I was only trying to be friendly!
Helmsman: The only thing you did was piss them off with your stupid dance!
KTKM: Which is why I came up with a new dance.
Helmsman: NO.MORE.DANCING.
KTKM: Party pooper...
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Part 2: Negotiations
Spoiler
POV: Void & ADF

Ava: They can speak our language?
Whalecow: Well, whaddaya know... Looks like we can talk to them after all.
ADF Captain: She seems to be pissed at KTKM over there.
Whalecow: *sigh* What did he do this time?
Ava: If I were to guess, something stupid.
Reaper Leader D: (prepares to grab her halberd, it's blade covered by a thin layer of transparent, violet energy coating)
Reaper Leader B: Whoa. Just what happened?
Leader D: We were lured in a wild goose chase by them!
Helmsman: I think they're still angry at you, sir...
KTKM: Then time for my new dance! I'm sure we'll become friends with this one.
All ADF Members: NO!!!
KTKM: Oh come on! I'm sure the pretty lady over there would like my new dance.
Whalecow: Whoa! We don't want any trouble. Whatever he did, I deeply apologize if it offends you. Please, let's just go through this calmly, we're not your enemy. And KTKM, for love of God, please don't piss them off.
Ava: Well sir, I think they see otherwise.
Leader B: They attacked us first, we merely acted on self-defense by reflex. What, did you prefer we just stand like fools & get shot at?
Whalecow: Ava, stop it. (looks at the Reaper) That was... an unfortunate accident. I'm sure they didn't mean to--
Leader D: (glares at him) Didn't mean to what? Didn't mean to try & blow our heads off?
Whalecow: ...We're different.
Leader B: Yeah, I've heard that phrase over 2 millennias ago...
Ava: Wha--... Just how old... (looks baffled, the Reapers look so young, none of them looked older than a human at 24 of age)
Whalecow: Times changed. If we can have a little of your time we can show you that.
Leader B: [receives new update from squad C] What!? Damn, we need to get out of here fast! We'll be right there, just hold position for a bit longer!
Leader D: Enough of this pointless talk. (looks at KTKM's group along with many ADF soldiers) Let us through, NOW.

They ready their weapons once more. Negotiations has broken down, & it seems they are tired of the pointless talk.

ADF Captain: (aiming weapon & on edge, his soldiers doing the same) Sir? (he looks nervous)
Ava: I knew this was a bad idea! (brandishes her dual guns) I hope you have a plan Captain!
KTKM: (holds his customized magnum revolver) Not good, not good!
Helmsman: (brandishes his plasma rifle) Why me...
Whalecow: (looks at the situation. he takes a glance at where the supposedly 'dead' Reaper was. He was already able to move again) Were they stalling? Damn, this situation is getting bad. Not good.

Whalecow: ...All men! Stand down! KTKM, have your group clear the way, let them pass. We don't want any more blood shed, let's do this clean.
Reapers: (surprised, they thought they would need to fight their way through, they were even ready to die if need be. the relic in their possession was just that dangerous. they can't let anyone have it, especially power hungry humans)
Leader D: (looks at her companion, already making up her mind)
Leader B: (nods, he lowers his weapon & gives a hand sign to his squad-mates, then a hand sign towards Whalecow's troops)
Ava: Huh...? Why are they signaling here?
Squad A: (appears from behind Whalecow's troops. the ADF soldiers were surprised but moved aside. the squad of Reapers moves at high speed & grabs the Prototype along the way, making way to the exit with the other Reapers)
Leader B: ...We'll leave you to your business then. (signals to the others to move out)
Prototype: Hehehe... you think this is over? We have a surprise for you! (eyes open wide with insanity in them, while laughing maniacally)

Play this music here if you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gImkZJgmzHY

Suddenly, the walls on one side of the huge room were torn open by a huge metallic fist, another wall near it was also torn open. What appeared was 2 huge battle drones, but not any ordinary battle drone. They were fully protected by thick, reinforced armor, having 4 huge arms & 2 thick & powerful legs. One of the giants was holding an ADF soldier who's screaming for help before he was smashed to the floor with a sickening crunch, the giant then proceeds to step on the body. Each shoulder mount 3-linked gatling cannons, the upper arms has a fist each, & was soon replaced by huge swords 2 meters long on each hand, attached to the arm. the blade was coated in plasma energy. The lower arms also have fists, but were soon transformed into energy cannons. The torso have an orb in the middle, acting as a beam cannon. The behemoths were 4 meters tall, colored in white with black linings here & there. the 'head' was merged with the torso, & each part of it has no openings, it's armed to the teeth & covered in armor on all sides. The transparent coating on its body shows that it's heavily shielded. It's 4 slit eyes glows red menacingly.

Prototype: How do you like it!? Our latest creation! The Juggernaut! Designed to destroy even the heaviest tanks in one blow, & can decimate an entire battalion of troops single-handedly! You'll make fine test subjects for it! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Reapers: (looks at the huge metal monsters, they decided to just get to the RZ, but the giants were blocking the exits.)
KTKM: HOLY FATHER TORPEDO!
Helmsman: @%#$%%#[email protected]@$%!!!! (curses incomprehensibly)
Ava: Sweet mother of God...
Whalecow: (looks at prototype) Damn you!!!
Prototype: Naive! Do you think we'll lose so easily!? You'll never leave this station alive! But there's still more! Here's another gift for you!

Several humanoid looking units enter from behind the Juggernaut, each wearing power armor. They were also combat drones, each equipped with a wrist mounted tri-blaster that shoots plasma rounds, while their right hand holds an energy blade (like the one in HALO) which has it's hilt attached with a chain on each side, which seems to be giving the energy blade additional power to recharge its energy cells faster. Their shoulder also mounts a cannon on the right side, while having a minigun on the left shoulder. Each uses energy as ammo, so no reload was required. They were fully armored & shielded as well, their 4 slit eyes glowing red.

Prototype: Artificial super soldiers! They use the same power system as the Juggernauts, which means unlimited ammo! These are the pinnacle of soldiers! You'll find them to be very tough & deadly! HAHAHAHAHA!
Ava: You're insane!!!
Prototype: Why thank you. Now let the test commence!!!
Leader B: (grabs the Prototype, brandishing his katana at her throat) Shut it off!
Prototype: (grins madly) No can do! We've design them to be self sustaining! They only listen to our command, but they are also designed to eliminate all targets as top priority! AHAHAHAHA--gurkh!
Leader B: (cuts the prototype apart with his katana, severing his limbs & spilling blood all over the floor) Damn maniac! All units push through the hostiles! We need to get to the RZ at all cost!

Ava: (behind cover, holding her large caliber dual guns on both hands) This is getting way out of hand!
Whalecow: (brandishes his prized blade, coated with a thin layer of energy, his left hand holds a customized gun based on the famous Desert Eagle models of the old days, but with the destructive power of a sniper rifle. both of his eyes are now glowing.) I didn't expect this!
Ava: I knew we should have just do the mission quickly & get out! Now we're stuck in here with those killing machines!
ADF Captain: (dives into cover) Sir! We need to find a way to get out of here! I don't think we can face them head on!
KTKM & Helmsman: (dives to cover & ready their weapons)
KTKM: Well that was unexpected!
Helmsman: Now what!?
KTKM: (grins) We fight like a badass!
Helmsman: Are you nuts!?
KTKM: (looks serious for the first time) Do we have any other choice?
Helmsman: ...Dammit all to hell! If I'm gonna die here anyway, might as well put my 'skills' to good use!

With the unexpected arrival of the dreaded creations of the twisted Prototypes, the Reapers & the ADF find themselves in a very dire situation.

Note: stop music here

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Part 3: The Desperate Fight
Spoiler
Play this music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_JOlektkY
POV: General, Inside the Station
Time: Present

The Reapers & the ADF were engaged in a deadly battle inside the now massive room inside the station. The walls that was torn down connects to huge rooms next by, making the place into a massive battlefield. Shots were flying everywhere, & the Reapers were fighting off the AI super-soldiers & a Juggernaut in melee combat. 2 squads were focusing on the a Juggernaut, the other squad was disposing the AI soldiers. To the Reaper's dismay, these enemies prove to be difficult, even after they fully activate their highly advanced armor. They are now covered from top to bottom with what looks like power armor, though different in the sense that it focuses on defensive properties rather than enhancing the user's strength.

Leader A: (dodges the huge blade of the Juggernaut, dashes forward & swung her claws at its arm, hitting its shields head on & causing it to be lowered further. the Juggernaut was not pleased, & proceed to shoot it's 3-linked gatling cannon at her, she frantically rolls out of the way & moves swiftly & acrobatically to expertly dodge the shots while deflecting others. she manage to reach cover & hide behind it, but her shields was at low levels from the barrage.) I'm pinned down!
Leader B: (charges & jumps high at the juggernauts back & slashes with his katana, opening the energy shield for a second & fired his cluster rifle at the opening, creating a charred dent on its back) Damn! These things are tough! (lands & blocks a blade from the angered Juggernaut.)
Reapers: (charged in from different directions, shooting & striking whenever possible, trying to find an opening to strike. they work in sync & steadily depletes the Juggernaut's shields.)
Juggernaut 1: (swings swords wildly yet accurately, while shooting its energy cannons on both lower arms. the gatling cannons on its shoulders finds different targets & showers them with explosive shots. It manage to learn the pattern of the Reaper & succeed in slamming one unfortunate Reaper with the back of its large arm straight to a wall, effectively creating a dent in it. the Juggernaut shoots another unfortunate Reaper with its cannon, blasting him away with a thud at a metal table several meters away, breaking it due to the force)
Leader A: Dammit! We can't move like this! (evades sword strikes & stabs its torso with her claws) Shouldn't this be a good spot!?
Leader B: [comms to squad E] Now! Pummel that rust bucket!
Squad E: (Jumps out from a hidden spot on the second floor & shoots all their heavy armaments on the Juggernaut's back. effectively lowering its shields to almost none.)
Leader E: Shoot it down! Turn that metal head piece of trash into a scrap pile!
Squad E: (open fire with all they have)
Juggernaut 1: [robotic voice] I will destroy you! (aims all its ranged weapons on the second floor & fires angrily, causing the balcony to be reduced to rubble in seconds.)
Squad E: (spread their wings & flew away quickly, shooting the Juggernaut from above before lending separately on nearby balconies. each unsheathing their melee weapons. the leader, who hold a scythe, prepares to strike the Juggernaut with his allies.)

ADF Captain: (looks at his men) Come on men! If you falter now there will be no tomorrow! Show that bucket of bolts what the ADF is capable of! (directs his troops expertly to strategic locations with plenty of cover, all the while devising a plan to blow up the Juggernaut with a well placed explosive. the Captain's swift & expert handling of the situation boosts the morale of the troops. this is where his battle experience in his days as a military Captain shines.)
ADF Heavy Weapons Squad: Eat explosive shells rust bucket! (fires their portable cannons at the Juggernaut, scoring direct hits & causing it to stagger back from the impact, its shields rapidly decreasing.)
Whalecow: (parries a sword strike from an AI soldier, & dodges from another one. then proceeds to kick the one on the left in the head. he expertly evades the strike from the other one & proceed to slice it from behind, after which he shot the back of its head & stomp it to the ground as its falling. he then stabs the other one that recovered from the kick & slashed to the side, tearing its torso, before following up with 3 more slashes to finish it off. He then proceeds to stab his blade to the one underneath his boot that's struggling to get up, effectively scrapping it.) Remind me to give that Captain a medal!
Ava: (shoots multiple enemies at once with her 2 customized guns with deadly accuracy, moving from cover to cover with expert movements & impressive agility) I'll be sure to put that in the log book! (dodges an AI soldier that tries to slash her, using the momentum she kicked it hard on the back with her armored boots using all her body weight. she proceed to stomp the drone that fell & shoot multiple times at its back, after which she shoved a grenade in the hole she created & stomp it deeper before rolling away to another cover, the leaving the unlucky AI soldier to blow into scrap 3 seconds later.)
Whalecow: (fights off more AI soldiers in melee combat & destroys 2 more. he takes a brief look around & found the situation to be very chaotic. the Reapers were fighting off many of them at once, but some of them were badly injured. Even so, they fight on. a few in particular are desperately protecting one of the Reapers with a small case attached to her belt.) Must be something valuable. Probably what they came here for in the first place. Seeing how they killed the prototype, looks like they're not interested in anything else.

KTKM: (throws a HE grenade pack & shoots it while its falling in the middle of 4 AI soldiers with his revolver, turning them to scrap by the explosions) Bulls eye! (turns & shoots another one in the head, causing its head to be thrown back, its round piercing the shield & lodged itself on the surface of its helmet. he then proceeds to smash his armored fist designed for CQC at its head, downing it & proceed to shoot its head repeatedly, then scraped it with a grenade & jumped away as it blows up.) That's another one down.
Helmsman: (expertly shoots at the 2 incoming AI soldiers, covering KTKM's back while seemingly dodging the enemy shots by instinct. each shot found its mark, depleting the enemy shields. the AI, realizing they can't win in ranged combat, rushed at him, the Helmsman proceed to pump his rifle, showing another barrel beneath the top one & pulled the trigger on his thumb, blasting the drone with a cluster round which blows it away & badly damaging its torso. the other one came from above, with very agile movements & proceeds to bring down its sword on him. he dodged it by a hairs breath. the drone then proceeds to slash at him. the Helmsman uses his energy coated combat knife to redirect the blows & dodged the stronger ones.) Damn! This things are tough!
KTKM: (charges at the drone, the drone detected him & kicked the Helmsman away before facing KTKM. the drone proceed to slash at KTKM, causing him to stop his advance & dodges low. KTKM then tackled the drone in its abdomen, but the drone placed its feet firm & prevent itself from falling.) Shit!
Helmsman: (fires cluster round from his shotgun attached to the plasma rifle at its head, blowing half of it to scrap. the drone staggers & fell.)
KTKM: (shoots revolver at the downed drone with Helmsman & his plasma rifle, effectively destroying it.) Damn! These are no normal drones! No drone I've encountered can move & attack like this!
Helmsman: Look out! (shoves KTKM out of the way & dives away, effectively evading multiple shots from the other drone & hide behind cover.) Fucking bucket of bolts! (draws both knives & wait for it to get close. as soon as the drone rushed him he jumped out from cover, stabbing both his knives on each of its arm.) Sir! Now!
KTKM: (jumps from cover & fires his revolver at the drone's head at close range. he then rushed the drone while its stunned & smashed the stock of his revolver to its head, followed by a punch from his CQC armored gauntlet. the drone had half of its head smashed in, & fell to its knees.)
Helmsman: (kicks the drone down, using his feet he threw his rifle to his arms, he stomps the drone, & shoot multiple plasma rounds, then used his wrist attached blade on his gauntlets to stab its head.) Tch! Never thought I'd be in this situation again...
Both: (moves back to cover near the ADF troops)
KTKM: Where did you learn to fight like that?
Helmsman: Was a Commando Captain before I joined you. Yeah, I know I look too young for it, but I joined the team when I was only 15. It's a long story... How did you learn to fight like that?
KTKM: This revolver ain't just for show ya know! I took military & survival training when I was still in my teens, being a trader is a dangerous job. Found out I was a crack shot that can shoot an egg on top of a tree from 100 meters with a revolver. Continued on from there, then CQC training & all that. I'll tell you about it later.
Helmsman: Explains how you can shoot a grenade pack in mid-air like that...
Both: (grins at each other)
KTKM: Let's scrap these rust buckets!
Helmsman: Right behind you sir!

They continue to fight the on-coming killing machines.
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Part 4: The Escape & The Aftermath
Spoiler
Play this music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_JOlektkY
POV: General, Inside the Station

The Alliance troops were already on board, Major Kryska leading 50 men with her. They proceed to the deeper parts, before they heard massive gunfire. They immediately rush to the scene to find the ADF & the Reapers fighting some form of unknown drones, 2 of which to be giant killing machines with 4 arms & armed to the teeth. Kryska looks around & saw several dead ADF soldiers, while the rest were trying to fight off the enemy. On the far side she could see a small group of 'human like' creatures with wings on their backs, wearing sleek black armor that covered their entire body & doing impossible feats a normal human can never do.

Kryska: All units, forward! Assist the ADF in fighting off those killing machines!
Alliance Captain: What about the other units Major?
Kryska: Those are probably the unknown 'non-human' units we found on our sensors. Just help the ADF! We can deal with them later!
Whalecow: What are you doing here!?
Kryska: The same reason you're here! What's going on!? What are those creatures over there!?
Ava: (scraps another AI soldier) Long story! We'll explain later, just help us get rid of that Juggernaut! It's slaughtering our troops!
Kryska: Yes ma'am! (orders her soldiers to assist, assigning the heavy weapons squad to focus on the Juggernaut. it's already out of shields, & visible dents could be seen on its armor)
Alliance Captain: Fire! (orders the heavy weapon squad to focus fire on the Juggernaut)
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30 minutes later.

The Reapers only have 7 units still fighting, 5 were attacking the Juggernaut while the other 2 were pulling away their near-dead comrades away. The Juggernaut was already critically damaged, losing one of its sword arm along with its left shoulder  gatling guns scrapped. It was on the verge of destruction.

Leader E: (swings his scythe & tears open the heavily damaged torso, then proceeds to continue slashing at the exposed parts, dodges as the Juggernaut attempts to slash him)
Leader B: (jumps towards its head & stabs his katana deep in its head, the Juggernaut desperately trying to shake him off)
Leader D: (smashes her halberd at its left leg, causing it to go to 1 knee, & plants a charge at the compromised part of its leg before jumping away. it blows up & the Juggernaut fell)
Leader A: (rushes the fallen Juggernaut & proceed to tear it apart before it could get up)
Other Reapers: (follows suit & tear it apart with their weapons & hands, using their enormous strength to its fullest)

The Juggernaut struggles & attempts to swat them off. It swings its arm & fire its weapons wildly, managing to blast off 2 of the Reapers before it finally takes too much damage & fell apart. The 3 Reapers then tore of its remaining limbs, to make sure it stays down before putting a powerful explosive charge in its torso. The explosion destroyed what's left of the Juggernaut, turning it into a scrap heap. They didn't waste time & & ran off towards the RZ. The comms they received 5 minutes ago from squad C causing them to worry.
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The ADF continue to fight the AI battle drones, all the while taking losses. Whalecow manged to finish the last of the AI soldiers, helped by KTKM, his Helmsman, & Ava. Only the Juggernaut was left, but it proves to be tougher than they anticipated.

ADF Captain: (shooting at the Juggernaut with his battle rifle) Keep the pressure on!
Kryska: (looks at the Reapers direction) H-hey! They're leaving!
Whalecow: (looks at the Reapers, one of them, the one he gave the invitation to, looked at him for a second before leaving with the rest of her comrades) .....Let them be, they just took out over half of them for us. Focus on the target in front of us!
Juggernaut 2: [robotic voice] I-I-I will e-e-elimi-mi-nate... (heavily damaged to the point its speech is strange, shoots at its targets while moving forward & swinging its swords at the ADF & Alliance troops)
Alliance Soldier: Gyaaaaaa! (unlucky & was cleaved in half) Aaaaaargh! (another 3 was burned by the juggernauts plasma thrower, 4 was blasted by a shot from its one still functioning cannon)
Alliance Captain: Damn it! Why won't it go down already!
Kryska: There! A part of its torso armor is compromised! A det pack there should be strong enough to disable it!
ADF Captain: (shoots with his plasma rifle, then ducking behind cover) But a det pack needs a set up! There's no way that thing will hold still & wait 10 seconds for us to prime it!
Whalecow: Can't we just throw it & shoot it!? It's a bomb for heavens sake!
Ava: Negative! All current military standard det packs are built so it'll only blow if the fuse is set! The only way we can blow it up that way is if we can shoot directly at the tiny fuse & light it up! but that's impossible unless you can shoot an egg on top of a tree at 100 meters with only a gun!

Play this music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbgrbFcfnaQ

KTKM: !! Where's that det pack!? I can take the shot!
Ava: You!?
KTKM: I'll pretend I didn't hear that. Comrade, get ready for the boldest tactic we'll ever make!
Helmsman: It's going to involve us doing a suicide charge isn't it?
KTKM: (grins) Yep! Are you with me!? (holds out his hand)
Helmsman: .....Let's turn that fucking metal bucket into a scrap heap! (grabs KTKM's hand) Give us that det pack! We'll need cover fire!
Ava: You're insane!
Whalecow: Let them try! We're out of options here!
Helmsman & KTKM: (grabs det pack, after the others drew the attention of the Juggernaut, they charged forward from its flank, moving from cover to cover)
Juggernaut 2: [robotic voice] k-k-kill all en-enemies! (continues its relentless onslaught, unaware that 2 people are charging from the side. by the time KTKM & Helmsman gets close, it finally notice & turns to them)
Helmsman: (dives behind a pillar & throws the det pack to KTKM as he rushes forward to the Juggernaut)
KTKM: (roles to the side & pass the det pack at Helmsman as the Juggernaut's attention was on him, he dives into cover as a shower of kinetic rounds rains on him, he throws a grenade before he dives into cover at the Juggernaut, stunning it for a few seconds)
Helmsman: (catches det pack & rushes towards the Jugernaut, only 5 meters more. the Juggernaut raises its blade & aims at the Helmsman, but he already expected that & breaks into a full sprint before diving forward & rolling as the blade missed him by 1 millimeter. while the Juggernaut is hunched down, he used the opportunity to threw the det pack as hard as he can to the opening in the torso, stuffing it in the hole securely)
KTKM: (throws a HE grenade at the Juggernauts head & shot it in mid-air, damaging the Juggernaut's head & causing it to stagger, giving time for the Helmsman to make his escape)
KTKM & Helmsman: (runs to the nearest cover as the Juggernaut fires every single available arsenal at them.)
Helmsman: (the soldiers were shooting at the Juggernaut but it ignored them, hell bent on killing both of them.) Looks like we angered it!
KTKM: (looks at him & grins) No shit! (his eyes turn serious, then nods to him, no words were needed, they know what needs to be done)
Helmsman: (nods, his eyes giving a cold glint & moves to the left, prepared to give KTKM the 3 seconds he needs. he pops out & shoot the head of the Juggernaut multiple times, drawing its attention. he ran as soon as he saw it shoot its cannon) Tch! (he dives to the left just in time as the shot grazed him, glance at KTKM)
KTKM: (pops out, aiming at his target with the eyes of an eagle, his gaze cold as steel, the distance was 100 meters) Adios, rust bucket... (shoots)

The scene was like slow motion, the magnum round traveled forward, towards its target, & hits the det pack exactly at its fuse, lighting it up. There was a beep, before the Juggernaut's torso was engulfed in a huge explosion, destroying half of its front body, it makes static noises, before it collapses on its back, unmoving. KTKM just stood there, revolver still pointed forward. The Helmsman came next to him, carrying his rifle on his shoulder with his left hand in his pocket.

Note: Stop music here

Helmsman: ...And that, is how you deal with a 4 meter tall giant killing machine.
KTKM: (blows on revolver before spinning it & holstering it) Well said comrade.
The Others: (eyes wide, speechless at what they just saw.)
Ava: ...They... they actually did it... I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it...
KTKM: (looks at Helmsman & grins) Told ya we'd fight like a badass. (holds out fist)
Helmsman: (looks at KTKM, wry smile) Indeed you did. (bro fist KTKM)
Whalecow: How... when... but that's... Where the hell did you learn to fight like that! Don't tell me you were former special forces!? No... even special forces can't fight like that... Ghost Ops? Or maybe Elite Commandos...? (dumbfounded & confused)
KTKM & Helmsman: It's a long story...
Juggernaut 2: (shakes, very slowly moving its arms in choppy manners, trying to get up but failing miserably) m-m-m-mu-ust des-des-troy
Whalecow: (both eyes glowing & jump towards the Juggernaut, stabbing his blade deep into its head & slashed downwards towards the torso, effectively destroying the last part of its systems) Stay down. Scrap heaps don't talk.
KTKM: uwah... scary...
Ava: Let's just get out of here. We got what we need, I've seen enough killing in here to last me a lifetime.
Whalecow: ...How many did we lose?
ADF Captain: ...We lost 32 men sir, along with 4 injured.
Alliance Captain: ...We lost 22 men, along with 12 injured.
Kryska: (looks at Whalecow) ...I'll need an explanation about what happened here later, & also about those creatures you encounter. What were they? They seem to be even more dangerous, seeing s how they tore apart that other Juggernaut.
Whalecow: Later. For now let's get off this cursed hell hole.

Everyone agrees, their mission completed, they move towards the hangars. Whalecow & Kryska also received reports of several Void Faction vessels suddenly appearing, among them were 2 massive vessels just outside of the ADF & Alliance's formation. Their position suggests that they were ready to strike any time. Some of the crew of the Legion shivered when they saw the 2 massive vessels, but were relieved when they merely moved to regroup & warped out. At the very least for now, the ADF & the Alliance managed to avoid blood shed with them.
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Done, that's all for my part. Don't really have anything else to say...

EDIT: Posts merged since the limit is now 500k.

A/N: Replaced the music links because they were busted.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 07, 2014, 09:37:28 pm
Well... that was both long and intense... GG, I aprove of this. Now hopefully for the outro and more murdering missions...

I actually have a bit of envy, you guys made epic fights with blood and explosions and adrenaline and I only blew up a bunch of space whales and almost got killed in the process... but I am renegade, so I don't know. XD
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 07, 2014, 09:55:53 pm
Well... that was both long and intense... GG, I aprove of this. Now hopefully for the outro and more murdering missions...

I actually have a bit of envy, you guys made epic fights with blood and explosions and adrenaline and I only blew up a bunch of space whales and almost got killed in the process... but I am renegade, so I don't know. XD

Join us..... 0_o

Joking aside, I'm planning to write intense battles for others as well. That is, if my post was approved by them. I can also write one for you, should you be involved in missions with Reapers. Though I'm going to need some pointers in you & your units combat abilities. I was able to write this because I knew Whalecow was a badass high enhanced super-human while also being an expert of the blade. Ava, I was creative in my own way. For KTKM & his trusted Helmsman, well, it was just an idea that popped up, so I decided to put it there, since I never saw him before. Hope he likes it though, his character just gives that vibe of being really silly with his trusted comrade that's frustrated with him & follows him anyway, yet when things go south, they unleash their hidden potential. Well, that's what I get anyways. Glad you liked my post despite its ridiculous length. Thank you! ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 08, 2014, 06:41:13 am
The outtro (and after this there will be a debriefing as usual)
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Asteroid Field X-106

(The money and captive secure, the spacewhales dealt with and the bacon taken, the ADF heads for the rendezvous point. They come out of warp above Tydaria and head immediately for the old Stardust bakery. They arrive before anyone else. Nozomi and a battalion of Legion's elite troops wait for them aboard.)
Nozomi: You got the money? Oh, wonderful! (She slaps the captive that Spy is holding, then grabs the money from Endershadow and gives him a quick peck on the cheek.) I'm off to count it! Need everything we can get!
(She leaves Spy there laughing at the captive and Endershadow pretending to not be turned on not be amused at all.)
Spy: Alright, ass! If you're lucky we'll only skin you alive twice instead of three times!
Endershadow: I hope it's all there...
Spy: You mean the money?
Endershadow: Of course! What else would I mean?
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Oracle VI

(Whalecow collapses into the command chair on Legion, the first time he had even been in it all week, preferring to stand amongst the bridge crew.)
Ava: You should wipe that hydraulic fluid off.
Whalecow: You look wonderful too, XO.
Ava: *sigh* There go the reapers.
Whalecow: What is the status of the dead and wounded?
Ava: 15 of the ADF soldiers were able to be resuscitated using intensive nano-machine assisted surgery.
Whalecow: That still leaves two dozen dead...
Ava: Sir, the Alliance is hailing us.
Whalecow: On screen!
Kryska: That was...rough...sir.
Whalecow: Yeah...
Kryska: Sorry to impose, but we must demand our copy of the data. It will be on Admiral Grey's desk within the hour, don't worry.
Whalecow: That's exactly what I'm afraid of.
Kryska: You're not gonna give me the data, are you, sir? *sigh* Very well. We cannot leave without it. All Alliance vessels, prepare to engage the ADF forces.
(The Alliance drifts forward toward Legion's position near the station. Kitakami prepares to loop around for a flanking maneuver.)
Whalecow: You can't win. Haven't enough good men and women died today?
Kryska: We were told to come back with the data, a valid excuse, or not at all.
Whalecow: Then... what about curtain number two?
Kryska: Explain.
Whalecow: This data is too dangerous for ANYONE to have, least of all someone with such Machiavellian views as Grey. Imagine the PACT-Alliance war on a scale of 10...no, 100! That's what could happen if this data is misused.
Kryska: It would be safe with Grey.
Whalecow: 100 billion lives, Kryska.
Kryska: what?
Whalecow: New Eden. Legion defended 100 billion people from Grey's "eye for an eye" madness! 100 billion reasons he cannot be trusted with this.
Kryska: ...Them what should I do?
Whalecow: Open fire on the station, and say you were forced to destroy it before the data could be procured.
Kryska: ...
...Very well. All guns, open fire on the station.
(The Alliance fires on the station. As soon as the first torpedo hits, Whalecow detonates the bomb on the station. It goes up in a blaze of glory.)
KTKM: You see, comrade? Whalecow waits until torpedo hits station. He knows.
Helmsman: I guess.
Kryska: What will you do with the data?
Whalecow: Give Dr. Ashada the copy and then erase the original. No one should have that power.
Kryska: And can you trust Chigara?
Whalecow: Aye.
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(Whalecow, finally ready to stand and walk again, heads to the lab, Ava once again in tow, to check on their new guest.)
Whalecow: Open the capsule.
Scientist: You sure, sir? He scares me.
Whalecow: This man is a gentle giant. Until you get on his bad side.
Scientist: What happens then?
Whalecow: Your New Empire gets 86'd, doctor.
Scientist: *sigh* Fine, I'm opening it.
(The canister opens with a whoosh, and it's occupant comes stumbling out, collapsing into Whalecow after a foot or two.)
Ava: It's...
Whalecow: Veniczar Solomon Arcadius.
Arcadius: W-who are you? W-what do you want with me!?
Ava: He just... used singular pronouns... It really IS him...
Whalecow: It's me, Veniczar. Whalecow. I used to lead your honor-guard, remember?
Arcadius: Yes...yes! (He gives Whalecow a big bear-hug.) It is so good to see you again, comrade! My how you've grown!
Whalecow: Gah... crushing my windpipe...
Arcadius: You always were a wuss, boy. *laughs* (The way he says "boy" is endearing, compared to how Grey says it.)
Whalecow: Yeah, yeah. (smiles) We have a lot to catch up on on the way to the rendezvous.
Arcadius: Rendezvous? With who, son?
Whalecow: Oh, you'll like this one...
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Meanwhile...

Nomodorn Core. Civilian Convoy.

(Cosette stares blankly at the ADF portrait as Sola levels the gun barrel to aim for the stricken transport's cockpit. Voices begin to come, unbidden, from the corners of her mind.)
Endershadow: Go save those families. They need a "special" kind of hero.
Sola: ...Terminate.
(The shot rings out from the rifle and the volley flies toward the transport. There is an explosion. The smoke clears to reveal Havoc, arms crossed before it, had stood between Seraphim and the target at the last second.)
Computer: Warning! AA guns, offline. Armor at 67%.
Cosette: Tsch.
Asaga: Fire again!
Sola: Yes, Milady.
KTKM: Sometimes the tongue is the best weapon.
Cosette: Hey Sola! You like murdering civilians?!
Sola: ...What? (she lowers the rifle.)
Asaga: What are you doing!?
Sola:...
Cosette: Those people are civilians! You kill them and you're no better than a mass-murderer! I won't pretend to know anything about you! But I heard somewhere that the "noble Sharr" does not kill women and children just because some royal pain-in-the-ass says to!
Sola: ...
...Milady, I am returning to Ryuvia Prime, now.
Asaga: What!? But the job's not done!
Sola: I will not murder innocents just because they may or not be associated with pirates. Farewell.
(Seraphim flies off.)
(2 remain. The cutthroat versus the hero of justice. The real question: Who is who?)
Asaga: I'll just finish you myself. Or you could retreat and leave these transports to me. I know you want to.
Spy: One of these days, you're gonna get yourself killed.
Cosette: I refuse to leave these women and children to your "tender mercy", B----!
Asaga: What chance do you think you have against a hero of justice!? (She glows blue and ascends.) You're just an ordinary cutthroat!
Cosette: I...am not just a cutthroat. Not anymore.
Asaga: Then what are you, wretch!?
Whalecow: You might need to rifle around a bit, throw some stuff out maybe. But in the end you take it out and it's worth it. Something beautiful. Something worth dying for.
Cosette: I... I am a hero.
Asaga: (laughs) What kind of hero are you, murdering liar?
(Cosette closes her eyes for a moment, then opens them again. Her eyes are cleared of the madness that usually fills them during battle. They are totally clear of all doubt, all insanity. And she knows it will not be enough to win this fight.)
Cosette: I am a hero...
...
...A hero... of justice.
(She hits the button on her control panel. Havoc transforms. Blades sprout from the limbs. Rocket packs come from the arms and legs. Half the armor sheds and half the missile tubes are jettisoned.)
...Meet Titan, "your highness".
All transports, make a break for it! I'll cover you!
Asaga: A hero of justice? (laughs again) Don't count on me dying of laughter. You're no hero, especially when there is no way for you to win!
Cosette: Is that what the Trinacrians taught you, asshole? You don't have to win to be a hero. You just have to show up.
Asaga: (she deploys all her weapons.) Scared yet?
Cosette: Like HELL I am! (Titan rockets forward)
(Cosette really is afraid, for the first time. Before, she could always fall back and try again later. But now-she looks at the transports only 25% of the way to the safe-zone- there is no retreat. No excuses.)
Nozomi: John Wayne said: Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
(The two collide. In seconds, Titan loses its chainsaw and a missile tube. Blackjack's trinity cannon goes spiraling into space. Asaga has the power and reflexes, but Cosette has the courage and experience in this kind of fight. Titan fires it's remaining missile tubes, shots easily destroyed by Asaga. Cosette rushes in through the smoke, catching Asaga off guard and costing her her AA/plasma gun. At close range again, the two resort to melee strikes. Blackjack succeeds in shearing the final missile tubes off Titan. At the same time, Cosette's trinities carve away Blackjack's own launcher.)
Asaga: You can't beat the Sharr of Ryuvia!
(The last of the transports escape into hyperspace. A sector away, the 25% of the pirate forces that manage to break the blockade leave as well.)
Cosette: I have already won. We have already won. (she is uncharacteristically calm.)
Asaga: I can finish you, at least, scum!
(Blackjack grabs Titan's hands and squeezes hard, pulling Cosette and Asaga close together.)
Computer: Warning! Energy blades offline. Hull down to 31%. Oxygen leak detected.
(Cosette can hear a faint hiss in the background as her atmosphere escapes.)
Asaga: Goodbye Cosette. It's been a misfortune to know you.
Cosette: Likewise, "milady".
(She looks up at the picture one last time and gives the only salute she's ever known.)
Cosette: (as she gives the bird.) I *DARE* you to die this kick-ass!
(She pushes one final button.)
Asaga: What!?
Cosette: I'm insane. I know you saw this coming.
(The doors in Titan's chest open to reveal a quantum torpedo, the pride of KTKM's arsenal... "Odin."
There is a faint "snap" as the god of thunder and lightning is launched upon Blackjack at point-blank range.)

---2 days later---
(Whalecow looks at the final battle reports, and thinks back to what they found when they finally came to search for survivors, far too late. The shattered hulk of what had once been Havoc. No Blackjack to be seen. No bodies found.)

(Whalecow sighs with a deep regret as he updates her dossier for what he believes is the final time.)

COSETTE COSMOS.
STATUS:
M.I.A.

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Sorry about the length! We'll "learn" more about Cosette's fate in the debriefing I will write today or tomorrow. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 08, 2014, 11:10:54 am
Well, looks like it's going to be hard for me to integrate my 2nd story for the Nomodron Corridor. It seems you forgot that the Void Faction was also there, & were not willing to let anyone escape yet until they find what they're looking for. Compared to the one before, this one is short since it only involves Cossette & Asaga along with the Trinacrian Empire. No seriously, it's pretty short, I already write it & just need to post it.

Hint: It's inside one of the civilian transports.

Well, I'll figure something out. If it's too hard to implement then I'll just have the 1st Void Fleet chase the civilian transport & get what they need. They'll leave the others alone so long as they don't try to get in the way or shoot at them. This will also be short, even shorter maybe. It'll be a shame to remove your awesome combat scene after all.

Other than that, nice combat scene with Cossette there. I also like how you dealt with the Alliance, even if it is a bit over the top. Well done. I'll also be posting a short after mission event for the Reapers, your invitation was noted. Let's see what the leader's reactions are. ;)

EDIT: No need to change it, I already posted my part to match yours. It gives you a further glimpse on what the Void Faction is up to.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 08, 2014, 08:29:41 pm
I really like your story, Astral Raider. Especially for the badass battle! Althought I planned for KTKM and Helmsman to be a little bit out-of-combat since the torpedo dealer group usaully use the long-range attack tatics and always retreat when enter close combat. (In other words, they wouldn't try to CQC with anyone, because they really suck at close combat and melee.) And I planned the Helmsman that he was installed the Evasion implant in his head so he can evade any type of bullet, including his captain. But he also bad at combat, only can shoot his plasma rifle to support and nothing more(because he don't know how to CQC). But I guess this is cool enough to merge with my story. So, yeah I approve this.

So please let me continue wrting, to merge the story about Cosette and "Odin" Quantum torpedo

Oracle VI. "Behind The Mask."
Torpedo cruiser Kitakami's canteen

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KTKM is sitting in the ship's canteen, eating the ice cream as reward for himself while wating the ship to prepare for the rendezvous point. Since KTKM don't drink, the canteen and bar are depart away to prevent any drunken crews to disturb a good mood in the canteen while other crews is eating.
(Helmsman walk into the canteen, and quikly walk to the KTKM's table)
Helmsman: Sir.
KTKM: Oh, Hello again, comrade! You finish your drink? You said that you will not leaving the bar till dawn, aint it.
Helmsman: Not even drink yet sir. But I got the report.
KTKM: Report? okay, go on. Glad you didn't do as last time, so what is it?
Helmsman: Our scientist has finished to extract and research some of the file we got in the space station, he said that with this important data, we can grow the potato 250 times faster and bigger than we can do before. This mean we will solved the problem about our food supply, and have potatoes enough to feed the entire galaxy.
KTKM: (Quiet for a bit, then begin to talk) Oh, really!? We fighting with those damn Super-human and Deadly drones...and trying to be friendly with the Reapers and all we can get is to grow more potatoes!?!? *Sight* Seriously....
Helmsman: But, sir! this is more important than any killing machine. We can fed entire poor planet, solved the starvation problem and even make diplomatic relation with the Reapers by trading potatoes!
KTKM: That still dissapointed me....and also, you really like those potatoes, ain't ya?
Helmsman: .......................(Look at KTKM without any words)
KTKM: .................................(Look back to Helmsman)
Helmsman: (give a little bit of smile to KTKM) YES.
KTKM:....Alright....Just do whatever you want, we can probably sell those potatoes to make more money anyway. But can our scientist only grow more potatoes by that data? can he just make something badass? like a new type of torps or power armour?
Helmsman: Unfortunately that he can't find anything in the data to be useful by now. And there's one more report.
KTKM: Yeah? More potatoes? or the Reapers send a massage to me that they like my dance?
Helmsman: There's one order paper that didn't pay up exactly. Our customer request to buy a Type-105 Quantum Torpedo and install it to a Ryder. But our leader approve to send the torps and install it without recieve any payment yet.
KTKM: Our leader? Who?
Helmsman: It is YOU, Captain.
KTKM: Oh, hehe, right...You mean me. So what's the name of that Customer?
Helmsman: It's write in here, Cosette Cosmos.
KTKM: Ah, I remember that. A week ago this little girl said that she want a big torps that can explode like a charm, and also capable of install in  her "Titan"  ryder. She said that none the free supply of torps that we send is not enough for her. So I present her the "Odin" Type-105 Space-launch torpedo. She said she will pay it later, so I send it to her because she's going to enter the battle soon.
Helmsman: Hm...I didn't surprise that you don't give it to her for free, sir.
KTKM: The Odin is expensive, Comrade. Our designer take a year to design it, and our factory take a whole month to fit the quantum warhead into small-sizes Space-launch torpedo. We have limit supply of this thing, can only produce 15 of them per month.
Helmsman: Did you give any instruction manual to her?
KTKM: Nah...I just told her not to use in close combat, because it has very large blast radius. Using in close combat mean totally dead thought. I hope she still alive after battle with Miss Oakrun, to pay our payment of course. Now please let me enjoy my dessert more, and enjoy your booze, comrade. Hope vodka is your taste, bacause we have nothing but vodka in our storage right now due to the lack of more booze supply. Now get outta here, and drink up until dawn.
Helmsman: I prefer Liberty ale more, but thank you sir.
(Helmsman walk out throught the door.)

...

and yes, I think that's all. This writing is probably the outtro of the Oracle VI for me.  Now I'll wait for Leader Whalecow to write the debriefing
And I hope the Reapers like potatoes, because Captain KTKM is going to send lots of potatoes to them (Well, If only I know their address....)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 08, 2014, 12:46:45 pm
Glad you liked it KTKM. I had the idea since your dealer group was fitted for long range, I thought that at least a few of them would have hidden 'skills' up their sleeves, particularly you, the leader, & your trusty Helmsman. It's often like that with any dealer group, having a trump card in battle like this one can mean the difference between life & death. I didn't know your whole combat skills, so I had to be creative. But I'm glad it turn out well, the 'skill set' I gave you will prove useful in our future battles. Hope you enjoyed the feeling of being a badass, now you'll earn some more respect with the ADF crew.

Oh, & if I may ask... when are you going to reveal the name of your Helmsman? I'm getting curious, every badass needs a name. ;)

Also, no, Reapers aren't potato fanatics. :P You'll know why in the near future.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 08, 2014, 01:46:55 pm
Oh, & if I may ask... when are you going to reveal the name of your Helmsman? I'm getting curious, every badass needs a name. ;)

Also, no, Reapers aren't potato fanatics. :P You'll know why in the near future.

Sadly, no. Even His captain don't actually what's his real name  :P This Helmsman is full of mystery.
Well actually, I would like to keep his name being secret until the last part of the story. Because it will make me easier for typing his name.

Also, no, Reapers aren't potato fanatics. :P You'll know why in the near future.

No love for potatoes? Aww...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 08, 2014, 02:14:57 pm
Mission 2.1 - The Party
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URGENT TRANSMISSION TO ALL FACTIONS
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Ender: You're all invited to the party I'm hosting on Plurus. Space whale bacon will be served along with other foods and beverages. Also, there's nothing urgent about this message. I just wanted to make sure the non-ADF factions got it as well.

EDIT: This transmission occurs after the outro. I posted it a little too early.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 08, 2014, 03:27:53 pm

(Okay, I came here with one focus on mind, and I'm going to work for it to happen. Sorry if you hate me after this... Not even sorry.)

'Extra Chapter: Great things have small beginigns.'     2 days later, inside the Legion, rendevouz point, 0330.

It's after hours inside the Legion. Barely anyone walking inside the Legion corridors. One man in ADF's uniform and in a cap to cover his face walks to the security control room. He knocks in the door.

Security chief: *opens the door and looks at the soldier.* What do you want? It's pretty late.
ADF soldier: Sir! Captain Whalecow has requested your presence in his office ASAP!
Security chief: What? what could the captain want at this hours?... You get in there and wacht everything goes normally!
ADF soldier: Sir! Yes sir!
 
The soldier gets in the control room and closes the room behind him, once he is alone in the room he removes the cap from his head, revealling he is actually Spy. Spy goes to the camera feeds and hacks them, shutting them down for 2 hours. Hopefully it will be recorded as a simple sistem failiure... 'The clock is ticking down.'

Without hesitation Spy leaves the security room, and heads to the R&D labs, still checking the cameras are offline. In the door to the labs, he lights up a cigarrete, takes a deep breath and goes into the labs... Empty. Without time to lose Spy ges directly to the labs database and starts searching the archives. After a few minutes he finds what he was looking for in a folder: 'Prototype project'. Spy gets a hard drive, and inmideately starts the download.

?????: Who's there?
Spy: *Quickly turns off the monitor and faces back to the voice. He could have a heartattack any second.* Oh, Dr. Ashada. it's just me, I was... taking a stroll.
Chigara: Just that huh?  And in the R&D labs? this zone is off limits in this hour, you know.
Spy: I couldn't get sleep and...
Chigara: And what do you think you are doing with THAT?
Spy: ... (Sh*t, have I been found out? f*ck,f*ck,f*ck) *Chigara begins aprroaching Spy, while he also walks backwards, hitting the desk. Spy prepares a knife on his back.* (Dammit. Not like this...)
Chigara: *Too close to Spy* I thought I already told you these are bad for your heatlh! *She snaps the cigarrete from Spy, puts it off and breaks it.* Much better, don't you think?
Spy:... Chigara... Too close for comfort. *His eye sensor starts blinking: 'DOWNLOAD COMPLETE'.*
Chigara: Ah! *Her face turns red, and she takes a 180 spin wich Spy uses to take the hard drive* I-I-I am sorry! I just...
Spy: It does not matter, it really didn't bother me. Anyways, I should really get going.

Spy rushes to the door, and exits the R&D lab heading to the comms office, while checking the time left. It's 0430 AM, not a lot of time left... Spy finally reaches the comms office door, only one soldier guarding it.

Spy: Run! Get out of here! Before it blows up!
ADF Soldier: ... Blow up? What do you...
Spy: RUN!!!
ADF Soldier: Oh cr*ap!!! *He marches runnin down the hallway, in matter of seconds he's gone.*

Spy gets into the comms office, once again checks the camerass and security is still offline and closes the door. After taking a deep breath and opens a comms channel.

Spy: Major Stares? Do you copy?
Kryska: Loud and clear, Spy. Is the situation secure? Do you have the data?
Spy: Double affirmative. Transmitting Prototye Project to Alliance secure channel right now
Kryska: *Frowning* Good... I think
Spy: You don't look very sure about this.
Kryska: I don't think this is the right thing to do. Both of us were in the PACT-Alliance war, you saw what happened there, then why are you doing this?
Spy: Because I want to see the Solar Alliance completelly destroyed.
Kryska: What? And why are you giving us this?
Spy: As I see this it's a dice roll with 3 possible outcomes: -1st: Word will get out of the Alliance having this research, surrounding planets and federations will go to war against the Alliance, destroying it. -2nd: You succed at creating Prototypes, you are not able to control them and they end the Alliance. -3rd: The Alliance wins. You manage to use the Prototype project and you wipe us, and everyone else, out.
Kryska: ...You are... transmission complete. Grey wants to congratulate himself. Getting him trhough.

As soon as Grey's face appears in front of Spy he flips him off and closes the channel. He then procceds to erase all traces of him being there and takes his way to the Sanguinem and to Ender's party. It's 0528am. Spy smirks and thinks to himself 'Great things have small beginnings.'
.............................................

The Solar Alliance and Grey himself have secured the Protorype data. What this will imply it's up to fate and plot to decide.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 08, 2014, 04:28:21 pm
Location: Nomodorn Corridor, Near the Battlefield
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POV: Void Faction, 1st Void Fleet

The Void vessels are now in position, ready to begin their operation & retrieve their objective. The small retrieving squadron led by 1 of the Void Executioners are now within range of the civilian transport. The other large squadron tasked to hold of the human vessels were just outside their formation, ready to fire at a moments notice.

Sensors: As we suspected, the target seems to be in one of those civilian transports. Just need to pin-point its location.
Colonel: Better be quick, those Ryuvians are shooting at them. It'll be a lot harder to retrieve it if the vessel carrying it was destroyed.
Sensors: Yes, Colonel. (searches each ships individually while the humans were busy killing each other)
Female Colonel: We're in position, just tell us which one is it & we'll reel it in.
Sensors: Wait, their going to warp!
Female Colonel: We can't let them escape! Activate 'Kill Zone'!
Colonel: Wait! I have a better idea, track their warp destination! The timing needs to be right!
Sensors: (calculating manually at lightning speed) Almost... Done! Rough destination acquired! We've also found our target, it's the 5th transport vessel!
Colonel: Follow them! We'll stay behind to make sure no one follows you! You might have to search a bit, the destination isn't very accurate since it's just a rough estimate! We'll meet at the RZ!
Female Colonel: Roger! Pursuing objective!

The forward squadron consisting of 1 Void Executioner, 6 Sword Breakers, & 10 Harbinger Starships warped using wormhole travel, all the while the other human forces completely unaware of their presence.
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Location: Nomodorn Corridor, Somewhere in an unknown system

Void Faction: (warps out from the wormhole & search around)
Sensors: ...Nothing on scanners, looks like we arrived here early.
Female Colonel: Maintain stealth, let's move while we search, they could pop out anywhere at any time. This could take a few hours...

3 hours later.

Sensors: Something's warping out! (points at a screen, it shows the human vessels they were looking for, distance was 200.000 km)
Female Colonel: There you are... Shipmaster, full speed at our target!
Shipmaster: Yes, Colonel! Full speed ahead!

They moved closer & closer, all of the vessels in their squadron putting their engines to max output. They were within their target's range within 1 hour. The pirate fleet having being exhausted, were moving slowly towards an asteroid field where one of their hidden base was. Unaware of the Void vessels bearing down on them.

Sensors: We're getting close, range: 10.000 km.
Female Colonel: Keep the weapons ready, get us closer. We need to reel them in.
Shipmaster: Roger. Moving in. (moves until their squadron was only 100 km away, Void Executioner on the lead)
Female Colonel: Closer... Now! Fire 'Executioner Chains'!

One of the Executioner Chains was fired, moving at immense speed towards its target. Just as it was about to hit, the front of the chain where its huge, sharp pointy tip opened, revealing 20 smaller chains that wrapped the unfortunate convoy & reeled it in. The camouflage was compromised, & the other Void vessels also disable their stealth, revealing the massive vessels for the humans to see.

Pirate Captain: What are those ships!?
Grunt: Boss! It's got one of our convoys!
Captain: Shit! Our families are in there! Tell the ryders to cut off that blasted chain!
Ryders: (shoots at the chains & tries to cut it off with everything they got. but not even a scratch was made on it) [comms] It's no use boss! There's not even a scratch on it!
Captain: Shoot that giant--
Void Executioner: (reveals its massive cannons)
Captain: Oh Lord...
Helmsman: What do we do!?
Captain: ..... (activates comms & send a broadcast, not knowing whether the opposition will listen to him) Whoever you are, please! Don't take that vessel! They're only civilians! Our families! W-we'll pay any price! Just don't hurt them!
Other Crew: (begins to beg as well, some were crying & on their knees, their families on board the captured vessel)
Comms: We're not interested in any of that. We came here to retrieve something.
Helmsman: What the fuck!? Aliens!?
Captain: ...We're doomed...

On board the Void Executioner
Senors: We're getting a broadcast. (puts the broadcast on audio)
Female Colonel: ...Well, they're definitely desperate, can't really blame them. I'll tell him that we only want what's inside that ships cargo then.

With the pirates:
A beautiful young 'person', with 2 pairs of black wings on her back, the upper pair being huge & the lower pair being a bit smaller, & 'ears' shaped like circular cybernetic headphones appeared on screen. Even though the sclera is white like a normal humans', her eyes were of unnatural blue color that looks inhuman, & instead of a circular shape like a human or a slit like a beast for her pupils, its shaped like a star with 3 points (normal stars have 5 points). This is the shape of the Reapers eye. She opened her mouth to speak, & they could see a hint of sharp teeth in them.

Female Reaper Colonel: This is the Colonel of the Void Executioner. You have something that belongs to us. It's on board that vessel. We'll return them after we get what we need. Provided there are no resistance. This is your only warning, try anything foolish again like trying to cut off our chains or firing at us, & we will annihilate you as hostiles. Don't think you can run either, we have ways to deal with your warp drives, no matter how advanced. That is all. (comms turned off)
Grunt: Wh-what the hell are they...
Captain: No idea... they look like us, but at the same time they're not us... We can only wait for them to finish, we don't really have any other choice.
Crew: (all depressed & worried, they could only wait)

Reaper Soldier: Colonel, the vessel has been docked in one of our hangars.
Female Colonel: Good. Get a team down there, we'll get what we need, then we leave.
Reaper Soldier: Yes ma'am. [comms] Get some soldiers down there to check the ship.
Reaper Squad Leader: [comms] Roger, we'll be entering the hangar shortly.

Girl: Mommy, I'm scared. (begins to cry)
Mother: It's all right sweety. I'm here, I'm here. (hugs her child)

There was knocking on the door, the ones on the other side demanding entry. The 2 guards opened it to reveal 5 Reapers on the other side. Their aura & gaze were very frightening to say the least. The humans feel like a bunch of lambs trapped in a steel cage with a bunch of hungry dragons.

Squad Leader (male): (holds up his radar pad, showing the location of their target, it point beyond the door to the cargo bay.) Open that door.
Pirate Guard: But that's just the--
Male Reaper: (glares, his low growl was like that of a dragon) Open it.
Pirate Guard: (decides to just opens the door)
Reapers (2 female Reaper remain behind while the rest (male) along with the squad leader entered the cargo bay. they begin the search)

Leader: Somewhere within those crates. (points to 5 crates stacked at the center)
Reaper: Let's see... (rummages one of the crates) Nothing but a bunch of fabric (throws it aside while digging deeper) Nothing...
Reaper 2: (opens a crate & found a bunch of books) What the... (picks up porn mag) bah. (throws away, he throws more aside & look deeper) Junk, junk, junk, oh look, more junk. (throws more things out, some were very questionable items) What is it with these books? And what are these things supposed to be? I'll never understand them...
Leader: (search another crate after throwing aside the very heavy crate filled with nothing but jewelry wit one hand) Just a bunch of jewelry. (opens next crate & moves aside a bunch of small boxes) Found it! (grabs a small black metallic case, he opens it to find what they were looking for) Now let's get off this ship.

Pirate Guard: (looks from the open door, the Reapers were throwing aside valuable items as if they were junk) Hey! that one's throwing the porn mags...
Guard 2: They sure don't appreciate art.
Guard 1: Those are expensive jewelry... Why would he put it aside?
Guard 2: Looks like they don't like gold either.
Reapers: There's a lot of stuff in here. Where is that thing?
Guard 1: What kind of language is that supposed to be?
Guard 2: Don't know, but it makes my head hurt...
Guard 1: Like the same way when you're thinking?
Guard 2: Yea-- Hey!
Reapers: (moves out carrying the small black case) We've found what we're looking for. We're done here.
Guard 1: But that's... that's the one we want to sell. Someone offered 5 million credits for it.
Squad Leader: (picks interest) Oh? Who might this buyer be? (cold glint in his eyes)
Guard 2: (steps back) U-uurr... We don't really know. He only goes by the name 'Smith', that's all we know.
Male Reaper: Interesting... We'll have that contact information please.
Guard 1: Uh... we don't really have a contact... To be honest we don't even know if 'Smith' is even his real name...
Male Reaper: (frowns slightly) Figures as much... (turns to leave)

With their job done, the Void Faction left, & as promised, they launched the convoy back in space, relieving the other humans. After that, they opened a warp portal & warped out to meet with the rest of their comrades.

Pirate Grunt: ...Looks like their gone. *phew*
Helmsman: Let's get going to the new hideout, we can figure out where to go next after that.
Captain: Yeah... (looks outside) I hope Cosette is all right as well... She saved all of our families. We owe her a lot for that.
Crew: (nods solemnly in agreement)

With that predicament out of the way, they make way for their new base. Intending to plan their new move there & start a new life, one that will be safer for them, especially their families.
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And, done. This is the part for the Nomodorn Corridor. You don't need to edit your story Whalecow, just keep it that way. Feel free to use all of my previous stories in your outrro/debrief. I'll post my closure after yours, that way you can know the Void Factions response afterwards. :)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 09, 2014, 01:17:35 am
Oh dear, i think it was a bit of a stretch to call Cosette of all people a "hero of justice", but i hope everyone lives. Yes, even Cosette. They can't die since they're important main characters with plot armour, right? Please don't die...

Anyway with most of the pirate forces destroyed the mission has been declared a moderate success. While most of the enemy force has been destroyed in the raid, there's still many who managed to escape. And then, there's what happened between Cosette and Asaga. I had been aware of Cosette's personality, and the relations between them, but i still did not quite expect something like this to happen...
And so, the fleet prepares to warp out of the sector. Easy pirate raid, huh? Well, sure, most of the fleet is returning intact, but huge explosions like that are a different matter. After thorougly searching the area, the fleet prepares to warp out. It's been decided not to completely blow up the entire base as the galaxy needed yet another reminder not to play with weapons of mass destruction as if they were toys. I could use a bit of drinking and relaxation now. Being an emperor is hard, but being a general is even harder, it seems...

---Some time later...(this should fit in regardless of what actually happens to happens to the heroines)
During battle, the ryder Seraphim was reported disengaging and attempting to flee the battle on it's own after a certain period of intercepted communications with the enemy. It did not take long to track her down and she returned on board of my assault carrier peacefully. Normally this would have warranted punishment, but she wasn't an official part of my personal entourage yet. Damn these Ryuvian girls are weird, and they're supposed to be the most famous people of their respective timelines...

I decided to take Sola to my personal quarters on the assault carrier for interrogation. I told her to make herself comfortable and made her some tea. After a bit of awkward silence, she has finally answerred my question.

Sola: Asaga has told me to focus on something else while she dealt with Cosette. However, i was moved by her dedication to her people. In the end i just felt like getting away from it all, and...I'm sorry.
Sola: I could not focus on what i was doing before anymore, and i could not disobey my queen, who insisted that it had to be an 1 vs 1 duel to be fair. I could not watch what was happening, and i did not think i could return on board before the battle was over...so I had decided to get away to gather my thoughts.
"I understand what you felt, but that is flawed reasoning. You've decided to devote your life to protect Ryuvia and it's people, yet that's just what you failed to do. You thought your queen was wrong, so you abandoned her, and yet the other thing which you did not think she was wrong about has caused this to happen. Can't you see? These "innocents" just pulled a dirty trick on you!"
Sola:But...we're the ones who attacked these people and their homes, right?
"You haven't seen much of what these kind of "people" themselves do to galaxy...It's tough coming from an era where such a thing did not exist, but you mustn't let this get to you. If you'd like, I can show you a record of pirate activities and their "accomplishments" over the recent years..."
Sola:Cosette Cosmos has been my enemy ever since I have awoken in this timeline. I have seen the dirty tricks and cheap tactics she and other people are capable of...but it was my Queen which has brought the heart out in me and taught me to live without blindly executing orders Even hers... But my understanding of the things she taught to me has led to this...
Sola:My purpose is to protect Ryuvia and it's people. I will not run away again. However...I'd prefer we spare them if they don't resist...just like you did with Ryuvia...

That pretty much nailed it. I remembered...how I wanted to just nuke it but chose not to...all though the planet might be full of proud people who resent this and can't be changed. And so far things have gone smoothly with them. But then again, it's possible that it was an intentional trick by pirates. Or maybe it wasn't? Don't they know me, after all? I wouldn't flinch nuking a planet if it was pretty much belonging to them, regardless of how many "seemingly innocent" people were there. But my subjects feelings can't be ignored. I need to care about them if i want them to care about me...

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On the Ryuvian orbit the assault carrier suddenly received a transmission from a Plurus. It said something about a party for all faction leaders. Huh? An ADF transmission for me? Could this be a trap? When i  invited them to my planet, i did not set up any traps, but i doubt they even noticed. Anyway, i'm in kinda a tired mood, so i'll go. If it's actually something remotely resembling a party, i might have fun, and if not, at least these thoughts won't cloud my mind anymore. After pondering about it for a bit, I had decided that it would be worth a try and started the preparations for my next journey...

And so the fleet returned home without even noticing the Reapers. Only Sola had a feeling that we were being watched...but she decided to ignore it for now.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 08, 2014, 07:18:24 pm

Sadly, no. Even His captain don't actually what's his real name  :P This Helmsman is full of mystery.
Well actually, I would like to keep his name being secret until the last part of the story. Because it will make me easier for typing his name.


You know, it's even easier to write if he actually have a name. Writing 'Helmsman' can be tiresome, especially in several sentences where it'll be easier to use a name instead of a title lol. :P

Oh well, he is your helmsman. But if you do come around to reveal his name, I want to know. Things like this makes me curious after all. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 08, 2014, 09:56:18 pm
The time has come for point allotment!

Main story:
Endershadow: 8.5. Mmmm, Whale bacon. (no I am not a cannibal). Prince. Because PITA told me so.
Not-A-PACT-Spy: 9. Heh. Internet history. Also, now we have proof that you are not a spy for PACT. The Alliance, however... Anyway, good solo-story. The plot thickens and Spy reveals his true feelings for Kryska. Prince. I hope the Alliance burns!
KTKM: 9.5. I loved the comedy, the drama, the dancing...! Good show, dear sir. And I loved the "Odin" storyline. Moralist. That was peacemaking... I think.

EX 02: "Tea With A Terrorist":
Endershadow: 9. That was REALLY great advice, and the execution was comedic, as well. Moralist. Define "special", lol.
Not-A-PACT-Spy: 9. The way your comment about Cosette getting herself killed sounded like a dare during the battle, and the effect was really good. Prince. Seemed like it would have been more discouraging if put in context. Would have made Whalecow fight harder, I dunno.
KTKM: 9. Sound advice, an appropriate level of Cosette saying WTF at it. Looking forward to more! Moralist. Because peace-talks are TOTALLY prince.

As is custom, Endershadow will "grade" mine.

Now for the debriefing: "Last Impressions":
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(Though he does not plan to make it a custom, Whalecow has called another meeting inside Legion's auditorium due to the...multitude...of events that had recently occurred.)
Nozomi: Why are we having another one of these "functions", daddy?
Whalecow: I want them to have the chance to wring my neck when I'm done speaking.
Ava: Is that healthy, sir?
Whalecow: No, but they deserve it.
(He walks up to the podium. Everybody is waiting on him, wondering what the hell they are doing here again. He clears his throat to speak.)
...Ladies and gentlemen, we are here today to sum up recent events, now that all the pieces are fit together. First off, I would like to introduce the newest member of the ADF... Solomon Arcadius.
(Arcadius walks onto the stage. His right side faces them. He does not wear a mask.)
Arcadius: Hello everyone. (speaks in PACT accent) Sorry about the whole "mask" situation, but...(turns his head to face them, revealing his scarred left side.)... many of my subordinates had trouble looking at this when we were fighting the New Empire. I am here to apologize for what the prototypes did, using my likeness, though I do not remember anything from my 8 or so years of imprisonment. (turns to Whalecow) Do you still have my blade?
Whalecow: Yes, sir! (he pulls out a dented, aged longsword made of poorly wrought iron.) The blade you used to gain freedom for the galaxy...at the cost of your own.
(Everyone is just shocked to hear Whalecow refer to anyone as "sir".)
Arcadius: Thank you, comrade. (He takes the blade and puts it in a scabbard at his belt.) I have heard much of all of you. KTKM, I hope you still have my order of torpedoes! Mr. Spy... I think you stabbed me in the gut last time we met. No hard feelings. Endershadow, I like forward to that spacewhale bacon. And Whalecow... Thank you.
Whalecow: For what?
Arcadius: For keeping my dream alive. The ADF is what I wanted PACT to become. Alas, it was not to be. You have succeeded, however, where I have failed.
Whalecow: My success is yours, brother.
Arcadius: I had better cut this short. One question. Has anyone seen my daughter? She would have blue hair, blue eyes, be a bit short... oh, and have a red hair-ribbon I gave her when she was five. Also a personal defense weapon. (smiles faintly) It's been years.
(No one in the crowd responds to this. They are either clueless, doubtful, or shocked. KTKM's helmsman, as usual, is a master of multitasking.)
Arcadius: (Eyes downcast) I see... Oh, her birth-name. It was Chigara Lynn. She wouldn't have kept the last name "Arcadius", I'd imagine, for safety purposes.
(Whalecow whispers into his ear.)
Arcadius: Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder resulting in amnesia? My girl is strong. That would never happen to her!
Chigara: (Walks into the room to say goodbye before once more returning to the Sharr'Lac.) H-hey everyone. I-I'm leaving now.
(She takes one look at Arcadius)
Chigara: Oh, hello there... who might you be?
Arcadius: (as he walks toward her) Arcadius. And who are you?
Chigara: (taken aback by his approach and speech) I-I'm Chigara Lynn Ashada. I-I do research.
Arcadius: (gets face-to-face with her) Don't over-react, but... I'm your father.
(Instead of an outburst of denial, Chigara stands there for a moment, frozen. Then she backhands him in the face and runs out of the room.)
Whalecow: You okay, sir!?
Arcadius: Those nerves were fried with the rest of my face. I'm fine. But I'll have to figure this one out. Please excuse me. (He returns to his quarters)
Whalecow: (regains the attention of the audience.) We were able to recapture the money that was stolen, and the thief will be in the brig for a good, long time. Thanks to Endershadow and Mr. Spy for that one. On another note... (his voice gets darker.) We... have lost Cosette Cosmos.
(Everyone in the room looks at one another. Lost?)
...We have reason to believe that Cosette died defending vulnerable civilian transports from the queen of Ryuvia herself. We have recovered the remains of Havoc-or Titan, as it was in deployed mode- but Blackjack is nowhere to be seen.
(He activates a screen and an address by Asaga shows that she had taken a serious beating. A bandage is over one side of her head, and her hair is scorched. She looks awful. He turns the screen off)
Asaga di Ryuvia is alive. It might be her implant or something, but... Cosette never had an implant. It is highly probable that she is dead. We've beaten the odds before, but... the situation looks pretty bleak. I just... felt you all should know. KTKM will be repaid for the Odin Torp that Cosette never paid for. That will settle things, and she leaves us with what she came with. Nothing. Nothing but the will to fight. I know she wouldn't want us to throw that away. She would want us to continue. And that is precisely what must be done. Let us continue.
(he pauses and collects himself before continuing.)
There was a security breach sometime overnight the other night. Whoever it was doesn't matter now. The prototype project is now in the Alliance's hands. We destroyed our copy as soon as Chigara had one. We'll have to keep our guard up from here on out. I think...I think that's everything...
Ava: The Reapers. Don't tell me you're dismissing them, sir.
Whalecow: No, no. I just forgot. I sent out information to all the major governments we could reach, and that's exactly what THEY DID!
Ava: So what do we do about them, sir?
Whalecow: We try to do things diplomatically, as usual. We don't need another enemy now. Especially not one that has a mobile Starbase three times the size of Legion.
(He thinks again)
...That's all I got. We go to Plurus for spacewhale meat! (He gives a quick salute and walks off the stage. Ava follows.)
Ava: Sir...
Whalecow: What now!?
Ava: It sounded like you were...giving up... for a second.
Whalecow: We can't afford to give up. Not now. Not ever.
Ava: ...and you're not worried about what they did to our people?
Whalecow: ...At least the Reapers show a willingness to speak... to avoid conflict when it is not necessary. I find a certain...beauty...in that, oddly enough. But no, I'm more worried about the Trinacrian Empire. They are our enemy. The Reapers are only a friend that needs convincing. You can take that to the bank.
(Ava nods and returns to the auditorium to help with clean-up.)
...And I'm worried about Cosette... wherever the hell she is. IF she is at all.

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Unknown Location.

(Cosette opens her eyes and lets out a cough. Her vision starts to lose its blurriness and she wishes it hadn't. Looking down on her are two sets of glowing eyes, on pitch-black faces with pointed ears. She tries to move, but she is held to the table by metal straps of an unknown material.)
Reaper A: The human wakes.
Reaper B: It must be confused. See its face.
Cosette: (her voice sounds scratchy as she continues to shake off the coma.) Where am I?
Reaper A: Where does not matter. What matters.
Cosette: I don't follow. (she speaks with a calmness only recently acquired.)
Reaper B: You are the One. The One that has shaken its human restraints and ascended.
Cosette: Ascended? You've got the wrong lady, Red-eyes.
Reaper A: We always get our target. You are the One because you became a sacrifice for a cause that did not benefit you. Though there was no chance of victory, you fought on, anyway.
Cosette: Okay... but why am I here?
Reaper A: To be returned to life. You were dead. We found you and returned you to the living.
Cosette: Guess I owe you then.
Reaper B: You'll do more than "owe us". There are things you, as a human, can do, that we, as what you call reapers, cannot. Your ascendance makes it unlikely that you would make the extremely unwise mistake of double-crossing us.
Cosette: And how is that?
Reaper A: You perform certain...tasks... for us, and it may benefit your friends, the Alliance For The Defense Of Freedom, if you cooperate.
Cosette: There is always a catch, whether you are human or not.
Reaper B: You are correct. You must not inform this "ADF" that you exist anymore. Ever. Is that understood?
Cosette: (thinks) I said I was a damned hero of justice. Might as well go all the way, now that I'm "committed". (says out loud) You're on, Red-eyes. Send me where the friggin' action is.
Reaper A: Very well. (The bands holding Cosette to the table click as they disengage.)
Cosette: (As she sits up and rubs her wrists) I hate Mondays...

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Play this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMNvXPBUU1o (again, ignore Avatar pictures if necessary and just listen.)
Thanks for another successful episode guys! We did it again and managed to stay together! Next time on ADF:
A distress call goes awry as the ADF is forced to choose between two friends turned worst nemeses. Enter Kryska Stares, Admiral. Enter Veniczar Icari Isidolde. Armor AND speed will be a necessity if the ADF hopes to come out alive!
Credits:
Episode 02: Last Impressions


Cameo Appearances
Chigara Lynn Ashada "Arcadius(?)"
Ava Crescentia
Cosette Cosmos
Kryska Stares
Nozomi "Maray" Shields
Solomon "Veniczar" Arcadius


ADF Members
Endershadow
Not-A-PACT-Spy
KTKM
Whalecow


Trinacrian Empire
wingsoflibertytwo
Evasive marvel


The "Void Faction"
Astral_Raider
And MANY MANY MANY others...
(Including Cosette? O_O)













Courage is being scared to death...
...but saddling up anyway.
-John Wayne






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END.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 08, 2014, 10:21:31 pm
...Are you telling me I can now fight the Reapers and Cosette all in one?!?! BEST DAY EVER!!! And no, I don't hate neither of those, but I cannot say no to a good fight with high chances of death... Besides my blade thirsths for blood

But now seriously. The revelations are strong in this one.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 08, 2014, 10:25:21 pm
I don't know whether it's a coincidence or not, but you have a similar idea I did regarding Cossette, though the reason the Reapers pick her up is kinda different in my case. What are the odds, nicely done Whalecow, this actually gives me more ideas.

Also, you seem to be describing the Reapers a bit wrong, the skin color & ears to be exact. Their skin color is light, the same as a Japanese human, with the ears not of organic shape, their not exactly pointy either, it's more of a circular shape & metallic, with an orb in the middle that can change color depending on the function. Gah, if only I could show you the picture.

They look almost human in every aspect, including skin color & their eyes (except the pupils), without the wings & ears they'll be no different from humans (well, the eyes are still unnatural if you look close enough). The only difference being the wings, eyes, & ears. I'll describe them more in my next post where my closure is. Leave Cossette in my hands, I'll be sure to continue it from there. Not bad on your first attempt at writing about the Reapers, but look at my earlier post for better reference. other than that, nicely done! ;D

Now for my closure, it'll be in my next post. It'll be a bit longer since you put Cossette in my hands. I'll also be rewriting the part where Cossette was found by the Reapers. Look forward to her fate, you'll love this one. ;)

P.S Whalecow, & also for the others if you can, if you don't mind, could you also score my stories? No point allocation, just simple score, it'll help me know if I did it right, thanks! ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 09, 2014, 04:53:14 am
Well then, here's the continuation.
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Location: Unknown
Time: Unknown

Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE56NGAMlZU

Cosette: Where... am I...? Am... I dead...? Heh... figures this would happen... I hope those idiots & their families made it out all right... What was I even thinking... So dark in here...

Cosette's mind was blank. All she knew was that she was dead. As she floats aimlessly in the endless darkness, her mind drifts towards the ADF. She remembered all the times she spent there. The good times, the fun times, the frustrating times, the hard times, the bad times... Her thoughts drift towards the members of the ADF.

Whalecow, a cunning leader that always know how to do things right, even if things went wrong. A man of his principals, one who always kept his words, even if the odds are against him. His mind was calculating, & he was a fearsome warrior & commander in the battlefield, being an expert of the blade, that prized blade of his being his defining feature. Yet he also had a big heart, & was a father to his men & brother to his friends. Though he can be irritating at times, & she often gets mad whenever he teases her. But secretly, Cosette respects & looks up to him, though she would not admit it due to embarrassment.

KTKM, he & his Helmsman looks more like a comedic duo than anything else. They were a silly bunch, & an annoying one at that, he often irritates her with his stupidity, she doesn't even know why that Helmsman would even still follow him. Yet she has no doubt that their torpedoes were the best in the galaxy, & at times that KTKM could have some really deep insight. She doesn't really know much about them, but feels that there was more to them than meets the eye, as if they have some hidden 'skills' up their sleeves, her experienced eye could tell her that much. She also doubts that revolver he always carry is merely for self defense, it's rare to see people use revolver these days unless they know what they're doing.

Spy, he was a rather conspicuous fellow, & always seem to have a trick up his sleeve. She doesn't know much about him besides what he tells her, but he's reliable, especially in combat situation. He's a mean fighter with a tough hardened army behind his back, but he also has a good head on his shoulders. He's also the bold type, though that sometimes cause problems in more ways than one with his reckless acts at times. She actually holds a degree of respect to him, but she would never admit it, lest he teases her to no end. he irritates her when he messes with her, which he does on a regular basis, but she doesn't hate him.

Endershadow, she doesn't usually hang with him much, but she has no doubt that he has a brilliant mind, maybe one that could rival even Chigara. One of the more reasonable & logical member of the ADF, he's the least one to ever irritate her, though that doesn't mean he doesn't mess with her now & then. Even though he may not look like it, he actually have a nice side. She kinda like him, though not in that kind of way.

Nozomi, Cosette won't admit it openly, but Nozomi kinda feels like a little sister to her. She was saved by her more times than she could count when she thought she would succumb to madness. She was her emotional anchor, even though Nozomi herself says she didn't do anything special, just by being there, it was more than enough for Cosette. Even though she tried to kill her brother in the past, they came to terms. If only she could go back, she would be willing to start over, & she would pay any price to do so.

Her final thoughts drift towards the group photo she had. Where was it now? Probably still attached to the Titan. Her friends would tease her to no end if they found out. But... right now, she wouldn't mind it. If she could just be given the chance to go back to them, even if only for one day... She would thank them, laugh with them, cry, maybe berate them for irritating her, but thankful nonetheless. She has received from them something she could never repay: Acceptance, Family, A place to belong. They gave her what she so desperately needed all this time, something she herself doesn't realize she needed. They gave her a place to belong, when others would reject her. They accepted her, when others would scorn her. She learned that family is not merely someone related to you by blood, it's someone who truly cares for you, someone who's always there, someone who accepts you for who you are. They gave her that warmth that she never had in her life.

She remembered their last words & advice to her before she left on her mission. Their words were what gave her all she needed to finish her mission, it was what saved those civilians. Their words gave her courage, a weapon, tactic, an unbreakable resolve... It was what gave her that final push she needed, & what finally released her from the clutches of madness in her last moments. And she paid them back with harsh words, curses, ridiculing some of them... she even pushed some of them away, & even threw a wrench due to her anger. Why couldn't she control her damn anger back then? They were simply worried about her...

At that thought, her heart was filled with tons of regret. She cried. For the fist time in a very long time, she cried her heart & soul out. If she could have one chance to go back to them, even only for a day... She would make things right. She would thank them for everything, pour every single word of gratitude to them from the bottom of her heart. She doesn't care if she ended up crying, or even embarrassing herself in front of her friends. All she wanted to do right now was to thank them, no matter how short, no matter how little.

She knew she was going to get herself killed sooner or later with all her reckless actions, but she still wished things could have been different. She wants to feel that warmth more, she wants to go back to them. It may be impossible & selfish, but damn it, she wants to feel that warmth just a little bit longer. If she could be granted one more day... just one more day... That was all she ask. No matter how strong she is, no matter how much experience she has, no matter how much she shut her heart, she could still break apart... after all, she's still human...

Cosette: I'm sorry.... Everyone... I'm so sorry... I just... I just... I want to make things right... Just give me one last chance... please...

With that, she continues to float in the darkness. She continues to cry, cold & alone. But she kept the resolve she had deep in her heart, if she was granted that one chance... she would make things right, no matter the cost.

Note: Stop music here.
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Location: Nomodorn Corridor, Former Trinacrian-Pirate Battlefield
Time: After the battle

Several Squadrons of Predator Starfighters & Nova Gunships bearing the Void insignia were searching within the ruins of the battlefield, all piloted using neuro-link piloting systems from their respective capital ships, the pilots using the special cockpit & controls located in each capital ship's control room. They received an urgent update from the Void Fortress that another objective was detected. Now that they have a clear location, they were not about to let this opportunity get away. Hence, the 1st Void Fleet was here once again along with another unknown, bigger vessel that acts as the command ship of a very important Reaper among their ranks.

Squadron 1 Leader: Found it yet?
Squadron 2 Leader: Nothing but debris...
Squadron 3 Leader: Damn... where is it?
Squadron 4 Leader: This is like finding a black rock in an asteroid field...
Squadron 5 Leader: Hold on... I'm seeing something... There! Found it! (uses the Reapers natural extremely sharp eyesight especially in the dark to spot it) Now just need to reel it in with the tractor beam...
Squadron 2 Leader: Finally! Now we can regroup with the main Armada.
Squadron 4 Leader: Wait... There's a pod, I'm detecting life signs from it... a human? But... the readings on her brain's not normal... (shows feed to the rest of the Void Fleet)
Squadron 1 Leader: That's the human that protected those civilian transport... affiliated with 'ADF', or formerly... Looks like she got unlucky.
Squadron 3 Leader: She's taken massive damage, vital signs show she's not going to make it.
Squadron 5 Leader: Got the objective. Let's go back to the Battle Star & destroy this cursed thing.
Squadron 4 Leader: What about the pod?
Squadron 2 Leader: Leave it. We got more than enough problems to deal with. Let's not do things that'll involve humans. Last time we got involved with them that happened.
All Reapers: (turns bitter at the dark memories. at times like these they would like to forget them, but their extremely sharp memory would not give them such luxury.)
Lead Admiral Skylla: [comms] (female) ...I have an idea. Take her on board.
Squadron 4 Leader: What!? You're not serious are you Admiral!? We can't let a human on board our ships!
Squadron 3 Leader: Not to mention she won't survive, there's barely any air on our vessels. Human needs plenty of Oxygen to survive, along with the proper atmosphere pressure, which is practically non-existent on our ships.
Lead Admiral Skylla: I got that covered, her brainwaves are different from a normal... take her with us.
Colonel: Admiral, please reconsider!
Female Colonel: You can't possibly take her on board!
Lead Admiral Skylla: *sigh* Why does everyone have to gang up on me?
All: Because you're doing something unreasonable!!!
Lead Admiral Skylla: Just get her on board & put her in the medical center. I have my reasons for this. That's an order!
Colonel: That's... *sigh* yes ma'am...
Female Colonel: Those 3 are going to chew us out for this...
Colonel: (towards Admiral) Lord Glaive is not going to like this.
Lead Admiral Skylla: That's...
Female Colonel: Not to mention Mistress Luna would flip if she saw this.
Colonel: And I sincerely doubt that Marshal Faeron will support this.
Lead Admiral Skylla: ...I'll talk to them, just get her on board. After that, we regroup with the main Armada.
All: Yes, Lead Admiral Skylla!

With that, the pod was brought back to the Void vessel. They would be able to restore her to her full health, albeit very reluctantly. Whether fortunately or unfortunately, Cosette was about to get her wish, along with something more than she could ever bargain for... at the hands of a race that was marked as the incarnations of death by the Ancient Ryuvian Empire.
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Location: Inside the Void Command Ship, Medical Center
Time: 50 hours later

Cosette's head felt very blurry, & she felt like she just got hit by a huge ass torpedo. Then she remembered that she did in fact got hit by a torpedo, fired by herself at pointblank. She couldn't tell where she is, her head was a mess & she can barely see straight. She felt like she was submerged in something, it's strangely very soothing, like being wrapped in a fluffy blanket & engulfed in a comfortable warmth. She wanted to indulge in that feeling for a little longer, but the voices around her forces her to open her vision. She truly wish she was till in a coma...

Reaper: Condition seems to be stable. We manage to remove this toxin as well. She was in terrible shape when we picked her up. Wonder what the Lead Admiral was thinking...
Female Reaper: (looks at Cosette & gets the other Reaper's attention) It seems our patient has regained consciousness.
Cosette: What the--!? What's going on!? Where the fuck am I!? (she was confused, but regained her recently acquired calm quickly) ...All right. I'm probably inside one of their ships. But I thought I was dead? Well, doesn't matter, looks like I got what I wished for... lucky or not...

One of the Reapers called on the comms, Cosette takes a look around. She's currently inside a large tube, floating in light blue transparent liquid, the strange part is she could breathe just fine inside this liquid. Needless to say she was stark naked, but the others around don't seem to take any interest in that & she has much bigger problems to deal with. She guesses that this liquid is what healed her & probably regenerated her lost body parts, since she doesn't feel any pain at all anywhere on her body. A few moments later, a female Reaper entered the room & walked towards her tube. Judging from the other Reapers behavior, she seems to be a high ranking individual.

The moment Cosette saw her after she was fully awake, she was quite surprised. She never encountered any of the Reapers before, but she never expected this. The one who stood before her was a young woman which looks no older than 22 if compared to a human. Cosette was now fully conscious, & took her time in studying her target. She wore a calm yet at the same time rather serious expression, with her hands in the pocket of her long coat. The vibe she gives was of a subtle but powerful individual, in more ways than one. When she looks at her face, Cosette noticed that this Reaper was very beautiful. She has amber eyes & long sky blue hair that reaches her lower back. Some of the hair in front of her 'ears' was braided loosely on each side, loosely dangling on her shoulders. Her eyes met with hers & she could see that they seem to be staring deep into her soul, as if studying her from both outside & inside. Though her expression was calm & didn't hint even the slightest threat, that gaze she send towards her feels as if it's reading her. The shape of her pupils was also slightly unnerving to say the least, the shape resembling a 3-pointed star. However, Cosette somehow felt like the individual in front of her was not hostile. Cosette then averted the eye contact to study her from top to bottom.

She wore clothes that looks like their uniform since every other Reaper wears the same base design, the design was elegant & functional, her skirt was not the tight one the human military uses, it was actually a normal looking pleated skirt that reaches below her knees. Her (non-high-heel) metallic black boots are sleek in design & reaches her knees, it looked very sturdy yet does not look like it hinders any movements. Her top was a design of what seems to be a military uniform for females, that covers her entire body up to her neck. It was not a tight fit, but follows the shape of her body with a bit a room left. Over that she wears a long coat that reaches below her knees & half her lower leg. The overall color of the clothes was black, but hers have sky blue colored linings & parts at appropriate places of her long coat. Overall her appearance was neat, but at the same time elegant & professional. There are metallic spaulders on each side of her long coat at the upper arm part that reached just at the shoulders but doesn't cover the shoulders, each bearing the Void insignia which was unknown & foreign to Cosette along a symbol beneath it indicating her rank, also unknown to Cosette.

Cosette took a brief look around the room, it was dark with dim lighting filled with unknown devices & technology that looks very highly advanced, but at the same time completely alien, far beyond her understanding. She took a look around the other Reapers in the room & saw that all Reapers were still young, none of them looked any older than 24. They wore the same uniform, with black as the base color, though theirs have less color linings, & their color lining were mostly identical in color, probably belonging to the same unit. The linings looks like it changes brightness depending on the lights & does not reflect even the slightest light, it even dims it & at darker places even became very dark, evident by the 2 Reapers on the darker part of the room, which means it's perfect for stealth, especially since the base color is black. Their clothes doesn't seem like it's made from fabric even though it looks like it. She deduced that it could also be some special clothing that provides protection like armor. The males & females in the place were all good looking, it's like they were the pinnacle of what humans would want to be. However, the 2 pairs of black wings & cybernetic ears along with those slightly different eyes makes them anything but human. But other than that, they look alike, it's as if their 2 races were related somehow. She was snapped out of her thoughts when the Reaper in front of her began to speak in a language she understands.

Lead Admiral Skylla: (smiles a bit) It seems you're finally awake.
Cosette: (keeps her calm) ...Where am I?
Skylla: Your on board my command ship. But that's not of importance right now. I'm Skylla, pleased to meet you, Cosette of the ADF.
Cosette: How did you know my name & affiliation?
Skylla: It was in your database when we found you inside a pod floating in the debris field.
Cosette: ...Why did you pick me up?
Skylla: (tilts her head slightly to the side) Well, for one thing you seem to be different... Other than that I suppose I have my own reasons to do so.
Cosette: Still doesn't explain why I'm here.
Skylla: Explanations will come soon. For now, just be grateful that you're alive. I assume you still have unfinished business? (looks knowingly, smiling slightly)
Cosette: !!! How did she... no, calm down. She's not human, nor are the other occupants of this ship. I guess it's only natural that she can read others through insight.
Skylla: Also, if you're wondering, we didn't put any implants or mess with your body. Though we did remove something in your blood stream that seems to be toxic to you humans. It's a wonder you can live like that. Your body seems to have 'fixed' itself after we remove the toxins with the help of the healing fluid you're in. The fluid also regenerated your body to how it should be.
Cosette: Well, that explains why I feel so refreshed, even more so than usual.
Skylla: ...I need to inform you about some important things later, after I take care of some issues. For now, you'll be escorted to a room. Oh, we've also slightly add a feature to your lungs so you can breathe normally even in low pressure atmosphere & low oxygen air. This way you can breathe normally, since there's barely any on our vessel. (looks at 2 Reapers male & female, nods, then looks back at Cosette) These 2 will take you to a room. I've also prepared new clothes for you, since your old one was... unfortunately ripped apart, along with a few other body parts. It's the standard female size, but it should fit you, if it's slightly off, the clothes can adjust it's size to fit you properly. Also note, you can't leave your quarters until I call for you.

With that said, she gave a curt nod at Cosette before she left. The fluids were drained from the tank & Cosette walked out. One of the Reapers handed her a bathrobe & escorted her to a nearby room.

Cosette: I don't know how I'm still alive or why I'm here. But I'll use this chance. Provided these guys won't kill me.

With that determination in her heart, she set off, being escorted by the 2 Reapers to her room through the dark hallways of the ship.
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And done. This was the rewrite/continuation of Whalecow's post. It shows a deeper view on the reapers, the main cast is about to be revealed. Next post will be the last for this chapter, the closure for the Void & a glimpse on Cosette's fate.

Next post will also reveal the leader of Reaper's decision regarding Whalecow's invitation for a diplomatic chat.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 09, 2014, 01:28:50 pm
EX 02: "Tea With A Terrorist":
Endershadow: 9. That was REALLY great advice, and the execution was comedic, as well. Moralist. Define "special", lol.

I was going more for a 4.5/4.5 prince/moralist split, but this works too.

I give you a 9.5 Moralist for the mission and 9 Moralist for the EX Mission.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 09, 2014, 02:41:37 pm
I just noticed, I have 4.5 moralist score out of 100... So pretty much you can tell how much of a good guy I am... Yup. xD
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 10, 2014, 12:06:50 am
I just noticed, I have 4.5 moralist score out of 100... So pretty much you can tell how much of a good guy I am... Yup. xD

Prince isn't always 'bad' & moralist isn't always 'good'. I like your choices, though some of them could be better. But nonetheless your crew would be glad to have someone levelheaded. Moralists can sometimes be emotional, & when facing the Reapers, full moralist can actually be bad.

I like your attitude, maybe if Whalecow could somehow successfully open a diplomatic channel with the Reapers, you could understand their thought process better than the others. But, then again, you suspicious nature could cause the Reapers to keep an eye on you, whether for good or bad.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 09, 2014, 11:10:15 pm
Location: Astral Expanse, Void Armada
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Part 1: The Top Leaders of the Void
Spoiler
Location: On Board the Void Star Fortress
Time: 5 hours after Cosette regained consciousness

Inside a massive room with plenty of monitors & stations along with many of the Reapers most elite guards, resides 3 of the most powerful Reapers in the entire Void. This place is the very command center of the Void Fortress, & the main base of operations for all of the Reapers missions.

A young male Reaper was standing in the center, looking at the multiple screens around him with critical eyes. Having short midnight black hair, along with deep crimson eyes. He was a good looking young man, but his looks is deadly, & he seems to be 24 if compared to a human. His build is lean but strong, a build fit for a master martial artist. His face was stoic, like it always was most of the time. He gazes each screen & the results with a poker face, unflinching at the feeds or results that is shown to him. He also wore the special clothes every Reaper have. Wearing black long trousers, along with a military style shirt that is of elegant & functional design. He wore a thick metallic belt with interconnected segments that is metallic grey in color, which has 2 belts joined with the front, large buckle into one were it's secured. The top was a perfect fit with his waist, while the bottom was longer by several segments & was looser, hanging a bit lower from his waist below the top belt. His metallic black boots were also sleek, but designed for quick & free movement along with combat purposes. He also wore a long coat, black in color & with spaulders at each upper arm part of the coat, bearing the insignia of the Void, along with his rank, the one & only rank of a Lord. His overall clothes was a bit different than he other Reapers, & his few linings & color code on specific parts was deep violet on his mostly black colored clothes. He was none other than the Lord of the Reapers himself, Glaive. He was a man of few words & even fewer expression. Being a man of his position, he holds the highest command & also bears the responsibility as a leader. He deals with his duties efficiently & is able to deliver swift judgement & quick critical decisions with cold & sharp efficiency. When dealing with the enemies that threatens his people or allies, "mercy" does not exist in his dictionary. Being at the highest position, he is also the strongest & deadliest predator in the Void, his skilled rivaled only by the other top ranking Reapers & Cyberlons. Despite all this, not much is known about him, & those outside the Faction will find that they know nothing about him. Being a man that's also virtually impossible to read, gathering information on him will prove to be an extreme challenge.

Not far to his left was a slightly younger female Reaper, who looks no older than 23. Her hair long & straight reaching her lower back, it was deep midnight blue in color, or indigo as most people would describe. Her eyes was a deep azure color, but holds a cold sharpness in them. Her face bore quite the resemblance to Skylla, but her expression was much more calm & composed. She gives the aura of a levelheaded & sensible woman, but at the same time is not someone to be messed with. She is very beautiful as she is deadly. She wore similar clothes with Skylla, but with its own unique touch. Different from Skylla, her few color linings & color code was a deep azure color. Her spaulders shows the insignia of the Void along with the rank of Mistress. She was Mistress Luna, the right hand person & the most trusted adviser of the Lord of the Reapers. Being a Mistress, she deals with both internal affairs & the army with perfect efficiency. She is also known as a tactical genius, able to make multiple strategies on the fly depending on the situation at hand & can switch between them any time. Being a woman with a calm & levelheaded personality, she is very efficient & a no nonsense individual. Behind her calm appearance also lies a deadly warrior that's not to be trifled with.

To Glaive's right was another man, around the same age in appearance he is only very slightly taller. He also has a similar build, with short brown hair with a loose ponytail of a small amount of hair that reached his upper back. He was an elegant young man in his own right, with a small smile on his face as he looks at several codex that was handed to him & converse with a few of the Reapers. He wears similar clothes as Glaive, but with a different touch here & there on his clothes. His few color linings & some color code was a deep flame color. His eyes was a deep emerald color, & he's more expressive than his 2 comrades. His aura is also a bit different & have a hint of casual air in it, but one look in his eyes, & others that look would know he is not to be messed with or underestimated. He was Marshal Faeron, the left hand person & second in command of the Lord of the Reapers. A man with a rather casual attitude, his demeanor can be deceiving in the eyes of his foes, especially ones who tends to underestimate others. Being a genius with a unique thought process in how to deal with problems & leading armies, his tactics are known to be unorthodox & unpredictable, yet at the same time very effective & deadly successful. Though he may be a bit relaxed, he can make split-second decisions & adaptability as well as unbreakable resolve in any situation he faces.

These 3 Reapers, along with the Lead Admiral, were acknowledged as the top, most powerful Reapers in the entire Void. All Reapers are deathly loyal to them, & will listen to their command, & their command only.

Lord Glaive: (looks at screen) Good, that's the last of the fleet. Each objectives have been secured. (orders a Deathwatch member) Move them to the vault for now, & tell the troops to get some R & R, they deserved it.
Deathwatch: Sir! (moves out of the command center with one of his Deathwatch companion)
Mistress Luna: (looks at reports) Hmm... I see. Glaive, you might want to look at this. (hands codex holding reports from the 3rd Fleet)
Glaive: (looks at report) ..... (reads all of it quickly) ...So, Ryuvia is now nothing but a backwaters planet that lost all it's former glory. (looks with calculating gaze) Almost no territory, technology reverted greatly, barely any influence... Their empire is ruined. Looks like we have nothing to worry about for now, but keep an eye on them.
Luna: (nods solemnly) Understood, the Cyberlon network has gathered views from multiple sources. We'll be able to monitor all of their activities this way. Also, the 1st Fleet reports that they may found a human faction that's looking for some of these technology as well. We should track them down, they might have a few of "those" technology. But right now their whereabouts are not known, only that one of the squads manage to gather a lead on a peculiar "Mr. Smith", if that's even his real name.
Glaive: That can't be ignored. We'll begin operations as soon as we gain any more leads.
Marshal Faeron: (mentions to Glaive & Luna) You two, we got an important notice from the 2nd Fleet. Looks like there were more complications in the station than they anticipated. They also made contact with a human faction.
Glaive: What happened?
Faeron: Well, first of all, there were these 'prototypes'. Nasty bunch, they killed all of them though. The next one were those dreaded killing machines of theirs, but they managed to pull through. The last one is what concerns me. I think they'll be able to explain better. (motions for the 2 squad leader that talked to Whalecow over)
Leader B & D: (salutes)
Luna: (hand motion) At ease... would you mind explaining to us what happened on board?
Leader B: Well, this could take a while...
Luna: We have time. Just give us every detail.
Leader D: Yes ma'am. Well...

The 2 squad leaders began their explanation about what transpired on board the station. How they fought the prototype, about when they encountered the human forces, claimed to be the 'ADF'. They also explained about their brief talk to their supposed leader, along with what transpired afterwards with the Portotype's twisted creations. They also told them about the research data they found. They took all of them besides the supposedly 'Prototype.rar' files that seems to hold nothing of importance for them.

Leader D: Me & my team found research data by the Prototypes. We also took part of the 'Project Prototype' data that seems too dangerous with us. The other files seems to be either duds or not of interest.
Leader B: But there is also another one of importance. The leader of the ADF in peculiar, a certain 'Mr. Whalecow' requested a diplomatic channel. We didn't exactly accept, but at the very least we managed to get out without having to engage in more killing. Well, those killing machines were still problematic nonetheless...
Glaive: (expression unchanged) ..........
Leader D: He also gave me this... I thought you would at least like to look at it first. (hands the invitation to the banquette)
Faeron: (looks at the invitation) ...Space whale meat...
Luna: (slightly frowns) Those are endangered species...
Glaive: (looks at invitation, expression still unchanging) .....Tell me. What is this 'Whalecow' like exactly.
Leader B: Well, for one thing he has implants. Judging from his skills, he's no pushover when it comes to combat. As for his personality... I'd say he's the type to try to settle things diplomatically, but will use deadly force when necessary.
Leader D: To be more exact, he's kind of different, in more ways than one. Saying things like protecting the common man, & maybe our cause as well.
Glaive: [blunt] So basically a 'hero', a so called 'upholder of justice'.
Luna: (stoic face) 'Justice'? So what, he's going to 'protect innocents at all cost'? Wonder how much that entails?
Faeron: Oooh... That's harsh...
Luna: (glanced at him a bit annoyed)
Faeron: *chuckle* (raise his hand in mock surrender)
Glaive: Is there anything else?
Leader B: No, sir. That's all.
Faeron: All right, all right, that'll be all. Now get out of here for some R & R. You & the other squads are to take today & tomorrow off. (grins) That's an order from your Marshal!
Glaive: (nods) All of you deserve it. Great work, & glad to see you all back safely.
Leader B & D: *chuckles* (salutes with a smile) Yes Sir! (exits the command center, they passed by Admiral Skylla & the 2 Colonels who was with her who's about to enter the command center, & gave them a casual salute with a smile as they pass her.)
Skylla: (smiles in return & enters the command center.)
Faeron: Hmm? Skylla, welcome back. (smiles at her) And you 2, welcome back. (smiles)
Glaive: (curt nod with his very rare smile)
Luna: (small smile) Skylla, welcome back. (takes away her attention from the codex she's holding)
Skylla: Yeah... I'm back... Um, here's the relic.
Luna: Good work, you actually found this pesky one. But... wouldn't it be faster if you just put it in the vault before coming here?
Skylla: Well...
Glaive: Is there something you wish to tell us? (keenly notices her slightly strange behavior)
Colonel & Female Colonel: (looks at each other, knowing what's about to happen, they came with Skylla because they're worried. this is not going to be good.)
Skylla: *sigh* Now or never... Okay, so you're probably not going to like this...
Luna: (frowns slightly) Is there something wrong?
Skylla: It's... going to shock you all a little...
Colonel & Female Colonel: Oh, It'll do more than shock them, Admiral...
Faeron: (grins, then throws his arm over Glaive's shoulder) Heh... shock, eh? I doubt it's something that can change this guy's stone hard face.
Glaive: [deadpan] I'm not a statue. (slightly irritated)
Faeron: Riiiight, your expression rarely changes unless its with her (points at Luna). Why else would I call you stone face? (grin)
Luna: (blushes slightly) Wha--!?
Several Reapers: *chuckles*
Glaive: (irritated gaze makes them look away, then chops Faeron's head with his hand) Enough fooling around, this the command center.
Faeron: Kaaay.
Luna: (shakes her head at Faeron, then moves her attention to Skylla) So, what happened?
Skylla: Well...

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Part 2: Cosette's Whereabouts
Spoiler
Location: Skylla's Command Ship, Cosette's Room
Time: Present Time

Cosette looks around in her new room, she was absolutely impressed. It was like a hotel room, but the designs are also Reaper-like. Sleek, elegant, but also futuristic. The design on the walls & floor are simplistic, with glowing violet linings here & there making a circuit-like design. The lighting wasn't very bright, in fact it was quite dim, the same lighting in an elegant bar or high class cafe. She suspected the Reapers prefer darker places instead of brighter ones, very predator-like indeed. But she didn't mind, she didn't like overly bright places anyways. If anything, this room actually suits her tastes. The room was also spacious, perhaps 3 times the size of her own quarters on board the Legion, & that was saying something since her room was of reasonable size, but it strangely doesn't feel too big or empty. The room was filled with all the necessary items a room would need, plus several other secondary items to complement it neatly, along with a few very well placed, unique, but very attractive decorations made from what seems to be crystals that could change colors now & then.

Cosette: Wow! This is a nice room... I wouldn't mind having a room like this in the Legion. I thought they were going to throw me into a high security cell or something. But I can't complain with this! Man, compared to this, a lot of people are pretty barbaric in handling their prisoners. (frowns) But then again, I don't have any means to escape. They could probably kill me in seconds if they wanted to.

She shivers at the thought. Her life was completely at the mercy of these aliens, & she has no chance to retaliate given the circumstance. But she decides to shake off these negative thoughts. She's alive, & that's what matters. Now she just needs to deal with the problem at hand, if she's lucky, she could also be allowed to go back the the others at the ADF. But suddenly, her stomach growls, she was really hungry now that she's here.

Cosette: Damn... Why now? Bah, figures. I was probably out for a few days at least. I guess it's only natural that my stomach's complaining. I guess I can't just ask for food, huh... I don't even know if their food is even edible. Wait, what do they eat anyways? ...Do they even eat in the first place?

As she ponders about this, there was a sound from the doorbell that sounds like a resonance.

Cosette: Yeah, it's open. Probably...
Female Reaper: (walks in with a tray of food on her right hand with an assortment of dishes, her left hand held a jug with a transparent liquid with a gradient from red, orange, to yellow. The liquid looked more like decoration water than a drink.) I brought you your food. You're probably hungry after you regained consciousness. (walks to a nearby table & put the tray down along with the jug. she then put an empty glass on the table & poured the contents of the jug into it.)
Cosette: (looks at her & the table, was about to make a witty remark, but decided against it) Um... thanks?
Female Reaper: (glanced at her for a brief moment, gave a brief nod, then set to walk out after she's finished preparing Cosette's meal, her expression was unreadable, but she didn't look at her with any kind of scorn or negative emotion, still Cosette was sure that it doesn't mean the Reaper was friendly, she was just being curt & professional, not showing anything) Just leave the tray after you're done.
Cosette: (opens her mouth to ask something)
Female Reaper: [bluntly] The food is edible, don't worry. (walks out without looking back.)
Cosette: (frowns) Yeah, nice to know. (turns her attention to the table & sits down.)

Cosette looked at the black metal tray with several dishes on it. There was a bowl filled with a yellow & reddish colored thick soup with what seems to be chunks of meat & mushrooms inside. Then there was the main course were the plate was a large square with parts in it that has different kinds of food. There was what looks like to be mashed potatoes & salad, but the color of the leaves & blocks of cooked 'vegetables' range from violet, to light blue, to green, to brown. The meat looks like some kind of beef, but it's a bit yellowish in color, probably the sauce. The side dish was an assortment of what looks to be 'seafood', though a bit different in shape & color. There was also something that resembles rice, although the color is sky blue instead of the usual white or red rice. The 3rd & final dish seems to be the desert, looks to be a small platter of several kinds of fruit, it was already cut neatly & arranged nicely, but some of them had color she never saw before in a fruit of that kind, particularly the blue one, the purple one, & the grey one. She has doubts about it, but it's arranged nicely, plus the smell is making her stomach growl. Even though it looks kinda foreign to her, it still strangely looks rather appetizing.

Cosette: Well, the cooks sure know what their doing at least. Just hope this doesn't kill me... That drink looks really questionable. Is that supposed to be water? *sigh* Fuck this, I'm hungry. Not like I can make demands, at least that woman earlier said it's edible. Oh, well... here goes everything...

She started with the soup first, it was still a bit hot, so she scooped some with what looks to be similar to a spoon & blow it a little. She stared at it for a second before she boldly put it in her mouth, her eyes closed. A second later she was pleasantly surprised.

Cosette: .....This is delicious! I'll give my compliments to the chef if I could!

With her doubts practically thrown out the window, she continues to eat. The taste of the thick soup just stimulating her appetite. She continued with the main dish, using what looks like fine material chopsticks. Some taste foreign to her, but she describes it as strangely yet wonderfully delicious with a light melting sensation in her mouth. She took a drink from the glass in between, & was also pleased. The 'water' was like nothing she ever drank, it's like the purest water, with an additional refreshing taste that she couldn't put her finger on, but it refreshes her throat & quenches her thirst. The yellowish meat, the slightly strange 'seafood', the cooked 'vegetables', even the blue tinted rice was delicious. The fruits were also very refreshing, with some amount of fruity sweetness, some have a hint of sour, some were very juicy, but it satisfies her. She didn't care what kind of food she just ate, but it definitely satisfies her hunger.

Cosette: She wasn't lying, I guess it really wasn't poisonous. Man that was really good, some were kinda... foreign? But still really good. Ahh! That hits the spot! Better tell Whalecow to give those cooks in the canteen additional cooking lessons, the food here is top notch!

After taking another glass of the refreshing 'water' & resting a bit, she moves towards the bed where her new clothes were folded neatly. It was the Reaper uniform, but all black without the few color lines or color coding. It was all black, but with hints of gold color in several appropriate places replacing the few linings & color coding. She remembered Skylla saying that it was female standard size, she hopes it fits. She put them on & wears the long coat to find that it fits nicely, she looked in front of a screen-like mirror & was pleasantly surprised yet again.

Cosette: Nice... These clothes are really comfy too, it follows the body line perfectly with plenty of room to move & breathe without sagging at all. Not to mention it's not hot or cold, it's as if the temperature is always right. I can do exercise with this clothes on will barely sweat! But it's pretty heavy though... Ooomph! This material is not fabric, as I suspected.

As she looked closer, she noticed that the surface was faintly like a nano-suit she saw in one of those games the crew had when when was at the Legion. It was an old title, what was it again? Crysis? But she doubts this clothes are nano suits, but it's still very plausible to be armor. She tested by trying to stab it with a fork as hard as she can, only to see there was not even a mark, her arm didn't even feel any pain, only the small impact.

Cosette: Clothes that acts as armor... it's so easy to move in, plus it's a lot less bulky than military armor, & I suspect a lot tougher. If I could order one if these... wait, that 'Skylla' chick said something about size. Female standard size... Hold on...

Cosette looked one more time at the mirror to confirm it. She spins around, moving forward, then backwards, then directly in front. She was still for a moment, but then smiled. Whatever those Reapers did, she was very thankful. Even though she's a captive right now, she feels like she already owed them a lot, not just her life, even if she would like to deny it.

Cosette: Hehehe... I'd like to see the other's reaction to this when I get back to them. Time for a little payback for all those teasing. (grins at the thought.)

Cosette was pulled out of her stupor when the doorbell rang.

Cosette: Uh... come in?
Skylla: (walks in, looking stressed & a bit pale, her long coat is carried over her left arm) *siiiiiiiigh* That was awful...
Colonel: Sorry to say this but... You kinda brought that on yourself...
Female Colonel: Man... I've never seen Lord Glaive like that. He's always so calm & levelheaded, so patient... Who would have though that he would completely flip like that. Did you see his shocked expression when he heard the news?
Colonel: Yeah... damn, that must have really been too much for him. Not to mention he completely lost it afterwards... I feel really bad for him... Mistress Luna was also so shocked she couldn't speak right, she really berated Admiral Skylla hard...
Female Colonel: And Marshal Faeron wasn't much better... He thought it was a horrible joke at first.
Skylla: Could you two please stop with the heavy guilt trip? You're making me feel worse!
Colonel & Female Colonel: Sorry...
Cosette: (raises an eyebrow)
Skylla: (shakes her head) Ahem... anyways, Cosette. It seems you'll be meeting the top leaders. *sigh* Come with me... Oh, before we go there, I need to tell you. For the sake of your own life, you better be on your best behavior, but most importantly, don't lie. (stern gaze) They -especially the Lord- will be able to tell right away if you're lying. And whatever you do, don't disrespect them. They're not in the best of moods right now...
Colonel: (looks at Cosette seriously) You're alive right now because of the Admiral, be grateful & listen to what she says.
Female Colonel: If it were the others, you wouldn't be here right now, you should thank her.
Cosette: Meh. Not like I have much of a choice. Fine, let's get this over with.

With that, she followed Skylla towards a room somewhere inside her command ship. There, the Lord & his 2 companions would wait. She was blindfolded since the Reapers didn't trust humans, & it was a direct order from the Lord himself. Cosette was about to meet someone who could either be her key to go back to her friends, or her worst nightmare.

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Part 3: The Flow of Fate
Spoiler
Location: Void Fortress, Inside the Command Center

Glaive: (slumped on his chair) Damn it! Skylla, what the hell were you thinking... (rubbing his temples with his right hand)
Luna: (slumped on her chair to his left) *siiiigh* I'm really sorry about my younger sister...
Faeron: (grumbling while leaning on the metal fence nearby) Well, no use mulling over it now... *sigh*... We can only make do with the current situation.
Glaive: *sigh* Forget it. Let's just get this over with...
Faeron: Hmm... Ah, Glaive, about that invitation.
Glaive: What about it?
Faeron: (looks at him with a serious expression) Perhaps we should go.
Luna: (looks at him, slightly baffled) You want to be involved even more them?
Faeron: Just listen first. Since we're already in this mess, might as well take advantage of it. Besides, those 'ADF' was unexpectedly involved in one of our operations -whether intentional or not- & now are taking too much interest in us. If we can play our cards right, we might be able to get something out of this while also making sure the humans stay out of our way. Or at the very least, give them a stern warning so they stay away.
Luna: (ponders for a while) ...Maybe he's right. It would also make our job easier since they won't be interfering. Though I'm concerned about the other factions. Since they can never have any form of universal unity, there's bound to be 1 or 2 that will instead try to mess with us.
Glaive: Hmm... (thinks carefully, processing millions of things in his mind)
Faeron: If that happens, we'll destroy those factions in act of self defense. That division can actually benefit us if we take advantage of it at the right time. Those faction who won't agree to leave us alone would probably be seen as enemies, the others won't complain if they're gone. But, in the end, the final decision will be in his hands (looks at Glaive). So what'll it be? No matter your choice, we'll follow you till the end. (reassuring smile)
Luna: (holds Glaive's hand affectionately & gave a reassuring smile) I'll go with you.
Glaive: You two... (shows his rare, reassuring smile) Very well, we'll go & see how this'll turn out. Prepare the Armada to move towards the location of the invitation. We will go there according to the schedule.
All Reapers: Yes, my Lord!!!

With that out of the way, the 3 of them move towards one of the rooms where several teleporters are. It would take them to Skylla's command ship. Time to deal with the other problem at hand, what comes out of it may either benefit them both, or break down to the worst case scenario.

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Credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMiVeLTwQeo

Done. Hope you enjoyed my stories. ;D

Note: I'm going to put a profile post next. It's to describe my main cast in more detail. Appearance, personality, intelligence, combat skills, even body measurements. This will make writing so much easier since that means I won't need to describe them every time.

P.S Don't forget to score if you don't mind. No point allocation, just normal scoring. Thanks! ;D

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Void
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 09, 2014, 11:33:28 pm
Cosette returns! Lol. The "plot-armor" was weak for a second there, wasn't it WL2? :D
9.5/10 for creativity and such. A bit long as usual, but oh well. And now Cosette is at least the size of a small to medium adult.
(best behavior. lol, yup.)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 09, 2014, 11:38:57 pm
Cosette returns! Lol. The "plot-armor" was weak for a second there, wasn't it WL2? :D
9.5/10 for creativity and such. A bit long as usual, but oh well. And now Cosette is at least the size of a small to medium adult.
(best behavior. lol, yup.)

I'll give you a hint: The Reapers are all young-adults. Standard height for female is between 165 cm to 170 cm. Standard for male is between 170 cm to 180 cm.

Oh, about the banquette, I'll be the one to write the Reaper's arrival. Time for an epic appearance, you will see a glimpse of the true might of the Void Faction. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 10, 2014, 12:45:15 am
so she gained maybe 8 inches to a foot.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 10, 2014, 01:04:07 am
so she gained maybe 8 inches to a foot.

Well... let's just say that's not the only thing she got from the Reapers. ;)

Reapers are not evil, they're just misunderstood. :(

And dude, if I may add... that is one huge insignia for your outro. :o Why not use a smaller size for it? Around 250x250 should be a pretty good fit. Mine is 200x200.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 10, 2014, 02:29:00 am
I didn't check the dimensions and accidentally chose a larger one this time.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 10, 2014, 02:43:59 am
I didn't check the dimensions and accidentally chose a larger one this time.

Easy trick: Find the image of the correct dimension you want & keep a copy in your hard drive. Then put an attachment in one of your post, your next post can just use that same insignia URL you attached to that one post by right clicking on the attached image & select copy image URL, then just past it in your post. That's what I did, makes it a whole lot easier. I love the technology era. ;D

Btw, does the Trinacrian Empire have an insignia? I'm kinda curious.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 10, 2014, 02:51:52 am
Mission 2.1 - Whale of a summit

The different factions start to arrive at Plurus. As each one exits warp, they receive an automated transmission.

"Thank you for coming to the party. Please dock at the station and avoid going above 75 degrees north latitude or below 75 degrees south latitude of the planet for your safety."

[You can narrate your arrival at the station if you want]

Everyone finishes docking to the station where Ender is waiting.

Ender: "I'm glad you all made it. I thought this would be a fun way for all the factions to socialize and get to know each other. Leave any weapons you're carrying on your ships and follow me."

Everyone follows Ender into a big room filled with tables, chairs, and music. At the far end of the room, there are tables filled with a large assortment of food from all over the galaxy as well different dishes made with space whale meat.

Ender: "Make new acquaintances, eat delicious food, or do whatever, just make sure to have fun. The bathrooms are down the hall and to your right if you need them."



If you do decide to go to the north or south poles of the planet for whatever reason, there will be high doses of radiation being spit out of the poles (like a pulsar) as well as a large metal structure on the surface of the planet at each pole.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 10, 2014, 02:59:13 am
Mission 2.1 - Whale of a summit

The different factions start to arrive at Plurus. As each one exits warp, they receive an automated transmission.

"Thank you for coming to the party. Please dock at the station and avoid going above 75 degrees north latitude or below 75 degrees south latitude of the planet for your safety."

[You can narrate your arrival at the station if you want]

Everyone finishes docking to the station where Ender is waiting.

Ender: "I'm glad you all made it. I thought this would be a fun way for all the factions to socialize and get to know each other. Leave any weapons you're carrying on your ships and follow me."

Everyone follows Ender into a big room filled with tables, chairs, and music. At the far end of the room, there are tables filled with a large assortment of food from all over the galaxy as well different dishes made with space whale meat.

Ender: "Make new acquaintances, eat delicious food, or do whatever, just make sure to have fun. The bathrooms are down the hall and to your right if you need them."



If you do decide to go to the north or south poles of the planet for whatever reason, there will be high doses of radiation being spit out of the poles (like a pulsar) as well as a large metal structure on the surface of the planet at each pole.

Ender, I have just one question. Is this the place for Whalecow's invitation for the banquette where he invited the Reapers?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 10, 2014, 03:01:08 am
Ender, I have just one question. Is this the place for Whalecow's invitation for the banquette where he invited the Reapers?

yes
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 10, 2014, 03:06:03 am
Ender, I have just one question. Is this the place for Whalecow's invitation for the banquette where he invited the Reapers?

yes

Then my post shall come last. The Reapers are there for business, best if everyone is there first. The Reapers won't be arriving until everyone is present.

But, a hint at how each will react at the Reaper's arrival will be helpful in merging the stories. Try to make the reaction realistic, or just in your character. Doesn't have to be anything over the top or extravagant, well it falls in your hand in the end. I'll just merge the story with what I got by then. ;D Please keep it at just a hint, not a full blown story. I'll be the one to write that, along with the Reaper's intentions & their personalities.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 10, 2014, 06:13:28 am
Whalecow: We leave now, we'll get to the banquet too early.
Ava: But as leader of the ADF, you should be there early.
Whalecow: No reason to be a showoff. We'll be there on time. And there is no leader.
Comm: Getting a message from Endershadow, sir!
Whalecow: On screen.
Endershadow: Hello. Just wondering when you'll get here.
Whalecow: We'll be on time.
Endershadow: I was hoping you'd be here early.
Whalecow: Why?
Endershadow: PITA seems to have a problem of some sort. Could you please come over? Like right now?
Whalecow: ...Fine. Helmsman, set course.
Helmsman: Course set.
Whalecow: Let's move!
(The feed cuts the instant Legion goes to warp. They arrive at Plurus in record time.)
Whalecow: Hail the PITA vessel.
(Legion hails the other ship, basically a freighter with a few guns mounted to the top.)
PITA: Hail, FSS Legion. We are here to investigate reports of the slaughter of a nearly extinct spacewhale.
Whalecow: Wait... they're endangered!?
PITA: That's right. We are here to pass down a sentence of long-term imprisonment.
Whalecow: That won't be necessary.
PITA: And why not?
Whalecow: From what I heard, the creature's destruction was an act of self-defense by Endershadow and he had no other option. A careless and evil act would have been to waste the creature, just leave it there. But instead, my fellow ADF member decided that if it must be dead, he would use as much of it as possible and throw a feast to mediate galactic peace. The only crime here was one of ignorance in entering that asteroid field, and I take full responsibility. What is the sentence?
PITA: 5 years jail time or a "donation" of 100,000 credits to the PITA charity fund.
Whalecow: Hmm. Very well. We have your money. Just make sure this GETS to the charity fund. Understand?
PITA: Of course. (they hang up)
Whalecow: Send a shuttle-craft with...oh... 1,000 credits aboard.
Ava: But isn't that a little short?
Whalecow: Something I learned from Cosette once. "Corrupt officials are like dead men. They tell no tails."
Ava: She said that?
Whalecow: Well, there was a second part: "And if I ever find any, they'll be both."
Ava: That sounds a lot more like her.
(The PITA ship starts to leave. Endershadow hails Legion)
Endershadow: Thanks for the assist.
Whalecow: Sure. I'm coming down there. Ava, handle space security.
Ava: Sir!
Whalecow: And when were you people gonna tell me that spacewhales are endangered?
Ava: We...assumed you knew, because your name is...
Whalecow: Shut it.
Ava: But sir, I...
Whalecow: No.
...
...
...I was born Ryuvian. I joined PACT when I was 8, led an elite squadron. They ordered me to gun down civilians. I defected. I joined Cera academy and was blacklisted for being "red". I finally graduated and was made XO on the CSFS Phoenix. Prejudiced captain. The Alliance offered me a job. I took it. We were on that crate of a carrier for two years without receiving payroll, supplies, repair, but we made it through. Then New Eden happened. We captured Legion against Grey's orders and commandeered it to defend 100 billion lives, Then we created the ADF, and it seems like we're finally on the right path.
...And I will NOT allow it to fall apart just because someone forgot. To read. The fine. Print.
Ava: You're afraid of what the Reapers will think when they hear of this?
Whalecow: Our lives...the lives of everyone in this galaxy... are held aloft by a single thread.
Ava: How far will you go to gain their trust?
Whalecow: I am willing to put all my cards on the table. They ask for my dossier, we give it to them.
Ava: You mean the secret one?
Whalecow: No, Ava. The TOP secret one.
Ava: ...
...Enjoy the banquet, sir.
Whalecow: Thanks. And cut that feed. (He heads down to the surface.)

(Somewhere nearby, a Reaper scout captain finds that last part of the conversation VERY interesting...)

Sorry for the length, guys!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 10, 2014, 06:46:25 am
Mission 2.1 -The Party  "Whale of a summit"
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Torpedo Cruiser Kitakami drop out of warp near the Station. She's minor damaged after the battle of Oracle VI and didn't get any repair or resupply due to the lack of time. But most of the system still functional including her 40 tubes torpedo launcher and 400mm single Kinetic canon.

KTKM: Space Whale Bacon party?  Really? eating an alomost extinct animal? Seriously...PITA ain't going to be happy about this...
Helmsman: But you still going to the party.
KTKM: Yeah, who can decline an invitation from a good person like Captain Endershadow anyway? Althought I never met him personally, but I bet that even those reapers are invited in the party too.
Helmsman: So, are you going to eat anything, captain?
KTKM: Well...since we kill them...If we don't eat them, their meat is going to be wasted and I'm not a person who don't know how valuable the food is. So I'm going to eat the bacon, even thought I disagree about killing space whale.

(Torpedo cruiser Kitkakmi is approaching the station. Her crew recive an automated transmission)
Ender: "Thank you for coming to the party. Please dock at the station and avoid going above 75 degrees north latitude or below 75 degrees south latitude of the planet for your safety."
KTKM: What? So we are going to have a party? in the station or on the planet? Well, we never know until we arrive there. But why he tell us to not go to the north and south poles anyway? that make me want to go there more!
Helmsman: Sir, there's one problem with our docking pod
KTKM: Oh, What is it?
Helmsman: Our main docking pod is heavily damaged from the battle, and The station's dock use very different size and type from our reserve docking pod, sir! There's no way we can dock with that.
KTKM: *Sight* Really? Ugh....This problem is always happen with the foreign station...I should have use the Mining Union standard docking pod for the reserve instead of Far away space-standard....but nevermind, We will just anchor her here and use our torpedo boat to dock with the station anway. Tell our crew to prepare the G-5 Torpedo boat...and yes, Comrade. You are coming with me as the temporary secretary.

(G-5 Torpedo boat finished docking with the station while Endershadow is waiting)
Ender: "I'm glad you all made it. I thought this would be a fun way for all the factions to socialize and get to know each other. Leave any weapons you're carrying on your ships and follow me."
KTKM: What!? D-Do I need to leave my revolver to the boat to? Then what should I do when I need to defend myself from those bastard?
Helmsman: Please follow the rule, captain.
KTKM: Ugh....But-But...fine...I will leave them in the boat, now you guys happy?

(Everyone follows Ender into a big room filled with tables, chairs, and music. At the far end of the room, there are tables filled with a large assortment of food from all over the galaxy as well different dishes made with space whale meat.)

Ender: "Make new acquaintances, eat delicious food, or do whatever, just make sure to have fun. The bathrooms are down the hall and to your right if you need them."

KTKM: What? is that all we do?...*Sight* and what kind of music is that?....
Helmsman:  In our far away space, We don't have a party like this one. Actually, we never have something like party. It's more like a small meeting.
KTKM: Different between culture, huh? I bet that all they do in the party is get drunk, dancing and vomitting in the toilet. Well, at least this is Captain Endershadow's party. So I hope it's going to be a calm-party instead.
Helmsman: Please don't veiw them in negative way, captain. Everyone has their own way of life.
KTKM:  Alright, alright...But I think that the north and south poles of this planet are even more interesting than this anway....
Helmsman: ...Please at least enjoy the party a little bit, captain...

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So, that's all! Thank you for reading as always.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 10, 2014, 11:06:10 pm
Spy gets ready for the party in his personal chambers, not sure of what attire is adecuate for this kind of party. Then he finally decides to go for the usual informal yet elegant option, he also takes a tribal pendant from his homeworld. Spy checks everything is in order and takes his way to the bridge to check the docking process is going smoothly.

Spy: Everything going ok?
Helmsman Lucca: Yes, sir. *Lucca notices the blade is still in Spy's hip.* That might have to stay sir, no weapons allowed inside the party.
Spy: Really now. Even Reapers might end up showing themselves up. *Spy removes the blade from his hip and hands her to Lucca.* You know the deal, protect her with your live.
Helmsman Lucca: Yes sir!... But I still insist, the invitation specified no weapons allowe in the party.
Spy: I know!... I was just... testing you! Right, I wanted to see if you could still detect hidden weapons. *After 4 full minutes of removing small knives and a couple of guns, Spy is finally clean.* That should be all of it, If I remeber correctly.
Helmsman Lucca: What will you do if the Reapers really end up showing up?
Spy: Get all the information I can out of them... And I would like to check if they really are a worthy opponent. As Ender said, don't approach the restricted areas of the planet, I guess he must have a really good reason for that. And keep an eye out in case something happens. That will be all for now.
Helmsman Lucca: *Salutes* Yes, sir! Have a nice party.
Spy: If the Tricarnian Empire or the Reapers show up this will only mean more job. *sighs* I'll take a pair of bottles of vodka out of my own stash for the party, it's of bad manners to show up at a party empty handed.
As Spy gets closer to the party room he thinks to himslef: '... I really hope KTKM doesn't dance.'
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 10, 2014, 10:42:20 pm
I had wanted to write a lot of stuff like a deep conversation with Asaga about what transpired, a new episode preview, and my arrival to the party, but my post was long and got erased by the forum engine since i took too long to write it. So looks like i might still be a little late to the party >.<
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 10, 2014, 10:49:38 pm
I had wanted to write a lot of stuff like a deep conversation with Asaga about what transpired, a new episode preview, and my arrival to the party, but my post was long and got erased by the forum engine since i took too long to write it. So looks like i might still be a little late to the party >.<

This settles it. We have been fooled for a very long time, we should stop fighting between us... The real evil here is the dark deity that lives in the forum engine and eats posts.
We should unite to fight off this evil!!!

Also, my condolences, lol.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 10, 2014, 11:06:11 pm
Quote
I had wanted to write a lot of stuff like a deep conversation with Asaga about what transpired, a new episode preview, and my arrival to the party, but my post was long and got erased by the forum engine since i took too long to write it. So looks like i might still be a little late to the party >.<
Don't forget, Asaga is badly wounded, lol.
And you can't phase a HERO OF JUSTICE with words!
Asaga, however, might be a lot easier.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 01:09:27 am
Location: Plurus, A Distance Away from the Banquet
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A Void Executioner along with 4 Sword Breakers were cloaked a distance away form the place of the banquet. The Colonel requested to survey the area first to see if it's a trap, it seems it wasn't. The Reapers don't have or use scouts, nor do they have any scout units or vessels. The reason was simple, scouts were a waste of resources & time since they're fragile, which goes against the Reapers combat code. Since every Reaper is a natural born predator of the highest caliber, each Reaper can do the job of a scout as a side-job, & they can do it far better than even trained scouts. Their vessels were also capable of the best stealth, so there was no reason to create any vessel just for the purpose of scouting. All Reapers were like this, their main occupation is always that of a deadly predator (soldier). any other jobs are merely side occupations or occupations they took as hobbies, like cooking, research, engineering, etc. This is why they can do their jobs so well, since their side occupations are usually done voluntarily. The Colonel inside the Void Executioner was keeping an eye on each guest's arrival & calculate the abilities & types of their vessels. The Major's of the 4 Sword Breakers were also doing different tasks in surveying the area. One of the Major was stealthily checking some of the recent conversation logs that the guest had on the ship, they can't be too careful.

Major: Hmm... nothing of importance here. No threats so far.
Operator: (working on the monitors when she intercepted something interesting) Major, you might want to hear this.
Major: Put it on broadcast.
Broadcast: (shows conversation between Whalecow & Ava. the last part was what piqued the Reapers interest.)
Major: Hmm... it seems we could gain something after all. We need to report this back to the main Armada after we get back. I'll contact the Colonel. (opens a channel to the Colonel)
Colonel: Yes? Did you find anything of importance?
Major: Actually, this... (sends file to the Colonel)
Colonel: Interesting... this should prove useful. The survey is almost done, prepare to return to the main Armada as soon as the 3rd Sword Breaker finishes their task.
Major: Roger that, over & out.

The Reapers surveyed the area a bit longer & noted each guest in the banquet. After they're finished, they moved away & warped out back to the main Armada without anyone noticing. No trace of the Reapers ever being there was left.
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Location: Skylla's Command Ship, Cosette's Room

Cosette was lying on her bed, staring at the ceiling. She found a console on the side of her bed that could control the lighting & also the view on her ceiling & window. She was confused at first since the symbols were completely unknown to her, but after pressing every button available & seeing what it does (typical of her), she finally got what each button does. She could just ask, but Cosette being Cosette, she decides that pressing every single button would be better. Currently, the ceiling was showing a 4D view of a beautiful colored nebula along with an ocean of stars. Her mind wasn't on the view though, she was thinking about many things, mostly about the Reapers, & particularly that Skylla that brought her in. Her meeting with the leaders of the Reapers 2 days ago was... extremely tense to say the least. Her thoughts drift back a moment to 2 days ago.

[Flashback: 2 Days Ago]

Cosette's blindfold was removed, & she finds herself in what seems to be a large meeting room. Typical of the Reapers, even this place looks nice & elegant. She looks around a bit before the change of atmosphere drew her attention to the door. The double metallic doors slides to the side, & 3 Reapers entered. Several Reapers behind them that has a bit of a different uniform & a unique symbol on their spaulders remained outside, with only 6 following inside the huge room. She presumed they were something akin to Elite Guards, but the air around them makes them feel more like Executioners. She wasn't too far off the mark. However, what made her truly tense was the 3 Reapers now in front of her, 2 males & 1 female. The air around them was like nothing she ever felt before, it was choking, & it smells & feels like death. She didn't notice, but her hands are clenched & was trembling slightly from the pressure. They were probably the leaders Skylla talked about. Skylla along with her 2 Colonels was next to Cosette, but that didn't make her feel any better.

Cosette: Damn it! What's with these guys!? They're scary as hell! I feel like a tied up frog in front of 3 giant serpents! Skylla doesn't have such a deadly air... wait, she wasn't hostile towards me, so maybe it was suppressed a lot, that or she suppressed it herself. Come to think of it, the high-ranking Reapers have a really deadly air around them. But those 3 are on a whole different level, if I have to guess, Skylla is also pretty close to their level. Maybe she was being considerate. Damn! I'm in seriously deep shit!
Faeron: (looks at Cosette quizzically) So... this is her...
Cosette: (flinched, the man who looked at her looked very casual about it, but his eyes had a very dangerous glint in it. plus his aura was very threatening right now.)
Luna: (gives a cold gaze at Cosette, her face not showing any emotion. her gaze seems to be analyzing her inside & out.)
Glaive: (stares at her, his expression unchanging, but his eyes seems to bore into the deepest parts of her soul)
Cosette: (her face is starting to pale. but she tried her best to keep her cool & not show it)
Skylla: (looks at Cosette, hoping that she's at her best behavior for the duration of this 'inspection'.) *clears throat* Yes. This is Cosette, a human we found in the Nomodorn Corridor. She's affiliated with the 'ADF', or formerly, which you already know from the mission reports...
Faeron: (crosses his arms, his left hand over his chin & mouth, he gives a slight pondering expression) So? What exactly do you plan to do with her? In more detail exactly.
Skylla: Yeah... about that, I need to show you these readings first. (walks over to them & hands a codex)
Luna: I see... I guess I understand a little about your reasons. But that's still no reason to bring her on board.
Skylla: (slightly downcast) I know, but... Maybe we can change something here.
Glaive: [blunt] We learned from first-hand experience how bad that ended.
Skylla: (sweat drop) Urk...
Faeron: *sigh* Skylla, did you even think this through? What exactly are we supposed do with her?
Cosette: (irritated) I'm not an object dammit...
Skylla: (glances at Cosette) ...Maybe she can help us.
Luna: (looks at Cosette, her expression still calm & unreadable) Somehow I sincerely doubt that. (exasperated) You shouldn't meddle too much with them, it's their business, not ours.
Cosette: (irritated) [sarcasm] Well, sorry for being alive then. As far as I remember I don't recall ever stabbing your ass.
Colonel & Female Colonel: (shocked, snaps their head towards Cosette with eyes wide open, along with a sweat drop) Wha--!?
Skylla: (snaps her head towards Cosette, mouth wide open in shock, with her eyes hidden behind her bang's shadow, if this were anime, there would also be a few dark violet vertical lines on the side of her head) Cosette! What are you doing!?
Luna: (looks a bit surprised for a split second, but her expression immediately turns cold) How about I turn you dead then? You seem eager to forfeit your life...
Cosette: (flinches & unconsciously took a step back) Maybe that wasn't such a good idea.
Faeron: (scratches the back of his head) [sarcastically] Well, she's a very polite one...
Glaive: (looks at Skylla with stoic eyes that shows disdain deep in it, he was not pleased)
Skylla: Um... she can be a bit lively, er... snarky at times. But, but, try to tolerate her a bit. She's not a bad person... um, I think... (looks at Cosette) {What the hell are you doing!? Do you WANT to get killed!?}
Cosette: (looks back, getting the message & sending her own.) {She asked for it!}
Glaive: (shakes his head, then looks at the codex in more detail)
Luna: (sighs, then looks at Glaive to her side.)
Glaive & Luna: (looks at each other, their eyes sending each other messages, they were thinking similar things. what's done is done, Skylla has some good points about the situation)
Faeron: Man, where did this young lady learned her manners? Or more exactly, her common sense. She seems to be lacking that judging by her earlier comments...
Cosette: (irritated) [sarcasm] Well, sorry for lacking common sense. I guess you coming from a superior ass makes me look like that doesn't it?
Faeron: (his eye twitched) Well, she's definitely lively, I'll give you that. (visually irritated, he didn't like that comment one bit)
Luna: (her eyebrow twitched, she was about to change her mind on her previous thoughts)
Glaive: (face palming while rubbing his temples, he's got more than enough to deal with & this girl in front of him only serves to irritate him)
Skylla: (looks at Cosette in frustration) {Cosette! Not Helping!!!}
Cosette: (sweat drop) Maybe I should stop...
Colonel & Female Colonel: Is she trying to get herself killed?
Skylla: Damn it! Better get to the point quickly before Cosette ends up killing herself. (looks back at the 3) I'll just get to the point then. hsadhf ufaufui hahrwuh cusaufh usbfuhuehf ubfuaurui uaufo.
Cosette: (frowns) "Great, more alien speech. What the hell are they saying? Bah. Forget it, I'll just wait for the results."
Glaive: (raises an eyebrow) duwhr ufhuuu alliir ufuslaowr ifia? ihah hfiianey fishas...
Luna: (ponders) ...hdihafuv icaif ihdahfwki cidfihsoo... fihaifhi cuufeyet ighlafbfsa...
Faeron: (raises both eyebrows) fauuehuia afklalini ivhdhgysdni ifaihei iviahuen. (expression turns more serious) faurwi uiahfiue linakfukae.
Skylla: (explains further) auyhufkaef uahfkfu hfkakkhueugk hdgjkd kaufyethi.
All 4: ....................
Glaive: (closes his eyes for a moment, then opens them again. he looks seriously at Skylla) fbuekruaf kucahku akurykak?
Skylla: (crosses her arms, expression serious) gekukfeh vhahraknf uahfeaf...
Glaive, Luna, & Faeron: (looks at each other, then back at Skylla, & nods)
Skylla: (a small sigh escapes her, she then turns toward Cosette)
Glaive: All right. You can stay on board this ship, Cosette. Skylla has given you her consent. But first, we'd like to ask you a few question. I trust you will answer them honestly. (looks very seriously at Cosette, his gaze seems to be seeing right through her)
Luna: We won't ask anything private or anything 'questionable'. (looks seriously)
Faeron: (expression turns serious) This is very important, so bear with us for a bit.
Cosette: (rather nervous inside, but tries to keep her tough front up, she looks briefly at Skylla.)
Skylla: (looks at her seriously, & nods, the air around her has changed)
Cosette: "Not like I have a choice. No more screw ups, they're my ticket out of here. I'll do things right." .....All right. I'll answer what I can.

Glaive nods at her, & so they begin to ask her a few questions. Each of their questions seem mundane at some point, serious at others, & just completely weird at another point. Each of them has a different nature in their questions, kind of a match to their personalities. However, Cosette has no doubt that this is very important, & each held a special reason behind them. After she answered the last question given by Glaive, the 3 of them discussed a bit before finally putting their attention back at her.

Glaive: Very well, Cosette. Since you're already here, we'll strike a 'deal' as you humans call it. Or more of a contract if you will.
Luna: We pretty much know from experience that most humans expect compensation in a deal, & just to make sure, we'll also add a 'catch' for it.
Faeron: So here's how it goes. We'll need you to do a few assignments for us, not something overly heavy mind you, we won't give something beyond your limitations or any suicide missions for that matter. You'll do missions that would be easier with your help.
Luna: Your help would open new options & approaches for some of our missions. We'll also provide you with all your necessary gear, & assign a squad to back you up from the shadows at all times.
Glaive: You do this for us, & we will give you a selection of rewards of your choice. Now here's the catch, you can't let your friends know you're alive, for now. We won't keep you here for too long, do a few service for us & we'll return you to your life. What you do after that is up to you. Though do keep in mind, you'll be restricted to this Command Ship as your quarters, & some many will be off limits for security & safety reasons. You'll find out why if you wander around, but try not to accidentally break any part of your body while doing so. It'll also be best not to mess with anything for your own safety.
Cosette: (flinched a bit) I'll keep that in mind... Not like I can even begin to remotely understand any of their shit anyways...
Luna: Based on what Skylla showed us, it's relatively safe to let you roam around the ship. I know being caged up in a room can be very frustrating.
Cosette: No shit Sherlock.
Luna: (raises an eyebrow slightly at name)
Cosette: (wave it off) Just some fictional detective, don't mind it.
Luna: (didn't really care & merely shrugs a bit)
Faeron: So... Any questions?
Cosette: Well... I didn't get your names...
Faeron: (looks a bit surprised, then grins) Well, she can be polite after all. Guess she's not so bad.
Cosette: (looks a bit irritated & grumbles but held her tongue)
Faeron: I'm Faeron. Occupation: Grand Marshal of the Void military. These 2 here are the Mistress & Lord respectively.
Luna: Luna. Occupation: Mistress.
Glaive: (nods impassively) Glaive.
Skylla: And, I should reintroduce myself. Skylla. I'm the Lead Admiral of the Void military.
Glaive: Well then... now that that's over, we'll take our leave. We have other matters to attend to. (gives a curt nod before turning to leave, the Reapers standing guard following)
Luna: We'll be off then. Good day, Cosette. (gives a curt nod & follows Glaive)
Faeron: Well, see ya. (gives a 2 finger salute & leaves with the others.)

The room was soon silent again, only Cosette, Skylla, & the 2 Colonels were left behind. Cosette then let's the tension finally leave her. She collapses on her chair & slumped, breathing an exhausted sigh. Her palms were sweating, & her hands were trembling a little.

Cosette: Damn... those guys were seriously intimidating... (looks at Skylla) You're also one of the top brass, huh?
Skylla: (sighs, then glares at Cosette) Cosette, I don't mean to be rude, but I really need to say this now... WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING!!?? WERE YOU TRYING TO GET YOURSELF KILLED!!?? I SAVED YOUR LIFE & GOT IN DEEP SHIT BECAUSE OF IT & YOU JUST WANTED TO THROW IT AWAY!? WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU ABOUT BEING ON YOUR BEST BEHAVIOR!!??
Cosette: (feels like her eardrums would burst) Oooow! (annoyed & wanted to talk back, looks at Skylla & noticed that she was very frustrated) ...I guess that didn't went too well...
Colonel: I don't know whether you're overly crazy or just plain stupid...
Female Colonel: I say it's both...
Cosette: Hey, they asked for it.
Colonel & Female Colonel: (glare) No they didn't!
Skylla: *sigh* Forget it, forget it! Ugh... I seriously need a bath & a nice drink after this. (holds her temples with one palm in exasperation)
Cosette: (looks to the side) I guess that wasn't the best approach...
Skylla: *sigh*... You think...? (shakes her head) Anyways, let's get back. I still have work to do.

All of them having agreed that everything is finished for now, decides to return to their respective activities. Cosette decides to rest back in her room, Skylla showed her the way since she didn't know her way around yet before returning to the Command Center.

[Flashback end]

Cosette's thought ends there. She now knows what she needs to do, & she intends to keep that resolve. The top brass of the Void would go to a banquet that Ender was holding. She wanted to come, but refrained, remembering her deal with the them. The Lord of the Reapers himself came not long after, telling her that her friends would be left alive. Even though she don't want to believe it, she finds herself trusting his words. Glaive's words held a certain strength & firmness in them despite his stoic voice. That alone gave her a peace of mind. She'll be sure to fulfill her duties here, she owes them a lot already, so much that not even a century of service would be enough to repay it. Yet the Reapers promised her she would not be kept here too long. She was willing to do these missions with her best efforts, that was the very least she could do for them to repay her debt. After lying down on her bed a while longer, she got up & decides to travel the ship around a bit. Skylla's command ship was beyond massive in size, there were still many places she has yet to see, though even more she can't access, she knew what Glaive meant when she roamed around a bit, many areas can only be accessed by the occupants of this vessel. She also had the feeling that she won't be finished traveling the accessible areas of the vessel any time soon, if she doesn't get lost again, which suffice to say happens every time she takes a stroll due to the strange geometry.
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Done. This is the interlude section & follows Whalecows last post. Another glimpse at Cosette & the Reapers. Hope you like it. ;D

Also, as usual, scoring please if you don't mind. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 01:20:37 am
I had wanted to write a lot of stuff like a deep conversation with Asaga about what transpired, a new episode preview, and my arrival to the party, but my post was long and got erased by the forum engine since i took too long to write it. So looks like i might still be a little late to the party >.<

Here's an add-on for chrome that lets you have a clipboard history for copying things, it also works wonders for huge wall of text: Clipboard History Chrome (use google search, very useful if you're using chrome)

Also, to make sure you don't lose your post, be sure to copy all the text at regular intervals & especially before you post. That way you can just paste it back if the post engine swallows your post. This trick works wonders with Clipboard History add-on.

I know your pain, when I once spent 3 hours writing a post only for it to be gone in 1 second... You have my deepest sympathy... Hang in there.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 11, 2014, 03:00:10 am
Cosette being the real HERO OF JUSTICE is about as plausible as me being Captain Shields from an alternate reality or something. (which is highly, especially with ADF having been revealed to be the new PACT. but then there isn't much of a point to pull that now...or yet)

Anyway thanks for your concern, but that might just not be a lot of help to me. I have a habit of reviewing my writing later and changing it. Which is not a bad one, but i still feel it's bad even after the changes.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 11, 2014, 03:57:25 am
It wasn't supposed to be a sudden and absolute conversion for Cosette. More like an admission that she is no longer a terrorist. Calling herself a hero of justice may have been the best words she could come up with, or it may have been an attempt at psychological warfare against Asaga. She is supposed to be still learning, which is evident in the "talk" with the Reaper council.

And I can't resist:

Reaper A: But what about Commander Shepard?
Reaper B: Commander Shepard does not exist.
Reaper A: But I saw him MYSELF!
Reaper C: Shepard? The time has come to dismiss this claim.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 05:38:49 am
It wasn't supposed to be a sudden and absolute conversion for Cosette. More like an admission that she is no longer a terrorist. Calling herself a hero of justice may have been the best words she could come up with, or it may have been an attempt at psychological warfare against Asaga. She is supposed to be still learning, which is evident in the "talk" with the Reaper council.

And I can't resist:

Reaper A: But what about Commander Shepard?
Reaper B: Commander Shepard does not exist.
Reaper A: But I saw him MYSELF!
Reaper C: Shepard? The time has come to dismiss this claim.

Dat quote... I see what you did there, lol. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 11, 2014, 08:58:18 am
It wasn't supposed to be a sudden and absolute conversion for Cosette. More like an admission that she is no longer a terrorist. Calling herself a hero of justice may have been the best words she could come up with, or it may have been an attempt at psychological warfare against Asaga. She is supposed to be still learning, which is evident in the "talk" with the Reaper council.

And I can't resist:

Reaper A: But what about Commander Shepard?
Reaper B: Commander Shepard does not exist.
Reaper A: But I saw him MYSELF!
Reaper C: Shepard? The time has come to dismiss this claim.

Dat quote... I see what you did there, lol. :P

Commander Whalecow: *To the Alliance council* No! We have to unite to fend of the Reapers!
Grey: Ah, yes, ‘Reapers’. The immortal race of angel like beings allegedly waiting in dark space. We have dismissed this claim.

Anyways, I wonder if our Reapers play poker. That'd be interesting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Oc-pstqpc
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 11, 2014, 12:47:13 pm
Sure, the reapers play poker!
Because how else do they get money for repairs? jk. They are probably self-sufficient.
Plus they obviously play poker because they are at least a 9/10 on the badass meter.

Oh, look out for another story post a little later. Ava is in charge of security while Whalecow is on the planet for now. And guess who shows up to the party? Ryuvia. PACT. The Alliance. Maybe I'll do it in first person!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 11, 2014, 01:18:27 pm
This is really turning into the beginning of a rally bad joke.
The leaders of Ryuvia,PACT and the Alliance walk into a bar...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 03:46:32 pm
This is really turning into the beginning of a rally bad joke.
The leaders of Ryuvia,PACT and the Alliance walk into a bar...

Then the top Reapers show up & the atmosphere changes for the worse, lol.

And yes, they can play poker. They did manage to have an alliance with the humans 2500 years ago, so they're bound to know poker. Glaive is the potential top player, good luck trying to read through his expression lol. You'll find that he's a very very powerful opponent in poker. Or just about anything really lol.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Autohummer on December 11, 2014, 03:57:26 pm
(NON RP: I have been pointed here some time ago. I have read some of the premises of this topic, but I don't know how it is actually played out or what is actually going on. Can someone give me a tiny refresher on the situation? I am also wondering if I can bring my own faction and ship into play as well.)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 04:19:16 pm
(NON RP: I have been pointed here some time ago. I have read some of the premises of this topic, but I don't know how it is actually played out or what is actually going on. Can someone give me a tiny refresher on the situation? I am also wondering if I can bring my own faction and ship into play as well.)

Hey there! Well, basically this is like a joint story. We share our stories here & connect them, integrate them. Whalecow's the one in charge, he thinks a lot of the scenarios for the ADF & also his story have some influence on the flow of the other factions as well. Wings is the head of the Trinacrian Empire, the nemesis of ADF with their own goals. Me, I'm the one in charge of the Reapers. I'm also training my writing here.

Well, maybe you should ask Whalecow. He's the admin of this thread. But I don't know, all depends on Whalecow, & Endershadow, master of spreadsheet.

If you don't know what's going on, well, can't really help you there. To tell the truth, I don't really know either, since I'm only in charge of the Reapers lol. Just read the stories from the start, they connect to each other & follows a chronological order. Enjoy your visit in this thread. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 11, 2014, 06:30:44 pm
It wouldn't be hard to add him to the spreadsheet, so I'm fine with him joining.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 12, 2014, 04:32:24 am
I will give a refresher "summary" of all that's happened so far when next I have time. At the moment, I can say that you could definitely join. Just write a "story" where you come to the banquet. Character appearance reveal, etc. Actually, just tell a story like we already know who you are. I assume you want to join the ADF? (protagonist group)
Actually... WAY too much to summarize. Sorry.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 08:48:28 pm
Looks like we're getting a new member. ;D

I'll have to say this in advance, the Void Faction is not recruiting, so you'll have to join the 2 other factions Autohummer. Sorry.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 12, 2014, 05:11:18 am
I guess we all kind of skipped the part where we are supposed to post our charcters appearance, motivations, brief history...
Maybe we should get into that.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 12, 2014, 05:13:47 am
We define it through the stories. intensive autobiographies aren't necessary.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 09:18:12 pm
We define it through the stories. intensive autobiographies aren't necessary.

Still, a simple one would be good. Makes writing easier this way since others won't need to guess too much.

I was planning to post one as well. Not overly long mind you, just a regular short bio on each character since I already described them in my previous posts.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 11, 2014, 11:19:12 pm
Honestly at the moment I feel that writing any semblance of biography for my character would make things more boring. I do think it may be better to do it later though...but for now, maybe things still have room to get on a bigger scale before we can start digging up everyone's past and how it came to this?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 11, 2014, 11:35:09 pm
Honestly at the moment I feel that writing any semblance of biography for my character would make things more boring. I do think it may be better to do it later though...but for now, maybe things still have room to get on a bigger scale before we can start digging up everyone's past and how it came to this?

Well, I was intending to make more of a profile rather than digging their past. That would be told by the story. It's just a short description on their appearance & occupation, & maybe a few physical measurements. That's about it. writing a full biography would be boring.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 13, 2014, 09:47:50 am
And now, the arrival of Fontana, Grey, and "Empress" Asaga through the eyes of Ava Crescentia. Chigara fans may or may not be threatened by this story.
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I, Kuudere.

Legion's bridge is quiet and efficient. Just the way I like it. I look around once more in appreciation of the design. A single chair in the center with the stations forward and spread out from it, in a position where the captain could see everything his or her subordinates were doing. The captain took the chair down to floor level, of course. Something about trusting the crew implicitly. Whatever. The sensors officer tells me that a fleet is warping in. The screen at the front of the command room shows a live video feed. Four PACT missile frigates. I am glad I do not have PTSD. Shortly after, three cruisers warp in, the center one slightly larger than the other two. Legion receives a hail on the standard ship-to-ship frequency and I order the comm officer to patch it through.

Fontana: We're here for the food. Where should we go?

Easy enough. Just tell him the procedure.

Ava: Line your ships up near the station. You can board there and take the space elevator down to the banquet hall.
Fontana: Thank you Legion. So good to see you are not as barbaric as...others...would wish us to believe.
Ava: Others?

I think I can guess. Ryuvia and the Trinacrian Empire.

Fontana: Ryuvia and the Trinacrian Empire.

sigh.

Ava: Consider your source, Veniczar Fontana... Liars, every one of them.
Fontana: I know the type. Well, I better be off then. You coming down?
Ava: At some point, I'd imagine.
Fontana: I imagine there will be dancing. Would you care to join me?

Oh, god. Now he's trying to flirt with me. Still, I like his style. Maybe just one...
FOCUS, AVA! I have a job to do.


Ava: Hmm. We will see how events unfold. For now, farewell.
Fontana: Farewell then.

The feed finally cuts and I release my arms which I realize had been crossed in front of me. I don't even know HOW to dance. Hmph. Well, I can always look at KTKM and see what not to do, I suppose. I heard the helmsman know how to "bust a move", though. Perhaps I will ask one of these days. Funny how just a month ago I would not have thought of anyone with enough closeness to ask for a dancing lesson, and here I am almost doing a dance with Veniczar Fontana. All I know about him is that he tried to kill everyone on Sunrider all those years ago. Still, when I look at him I do not feel menace or hostility. Nor do I feel like there is a reason I should give him any of the same...not even a little.

Sensors: Sir, Ryuvian vessels inbound. A transport and two Iberian vessels.
Ava: Hail them as soon as they are in range!

Ryuvians. Now THEY are a different matter altogether. The ships drop out of warp, a transport bearing the royal marknigs of Ryuvia and two Iberian cruisers flanking it. As per my orders, the instant the ships appear, the channel is opened. Asaga "empress" di Ryuvia appears onscreen. She doesn't look so good. A bandage across one eye. bruises everywhere. Is her right arm... a prosthesis?

Asaga: Hello, Ms. Crescentia.

That's it then, no formalities. I can live with that.

Ava: Hello, Ms. Oakrun.
Asaga: That's "di Ryuvia" to you.
Ava: Very well.

I won't admit it, but her injuries look awful. I... feel sorry for her, even though I know what they are from.

Ava: Are you okay? You don't look so good.
Asaga: I'm alive, no thanks to your B----!
Ava: My...
Asaga: Cosmos! Cosette Cosmos! Ring a bell!?

Indeed it does. I close my eyes for a moment and contemplate whether or not to wade into a firestorm. I decide to listen to my father's last piece of advice before leaving Cera for me: "Just go for it."

Ava: Yes. But you are still alive. She is not. Why do you carry a grudge?
Asaga: She turned Sola against me!
Ava:...really?
Sola: Milady, I am right here!

She just ignores her. What happened to you, Asaga?

Asaga: Sola wouldn't take the shot, and now there are more pirates that escaped.
(She smiles)
...But Cosmos didn't. I ran her into the ground. Her life-pod was sitting there, leaking out. We could have saved her, you know.

I ask her what happened, already, in my heart, knowing the answer...

Asaga: I left her there to die. As an object lesson to all the pirates everywhere to never stand in the way of JUSTICE!

That is... inhuman. I am sickened to think that long ago, I had nearly made the same mistake. But the captain was there to set me straight. In a way, my new commanding officer has done the same.

Ava: ...what about mercy?
Asaga: Justice and mercy are the same.
Ava: No...I don't think they are...
Asaga: What's the difference?
Ava: I have been told that justice is getting what you deserve.... and that mercy is, well... showing kindness when they deserve justice.
Asaga: So you would prefer that Cosette still lived?

Uncertain what to say, I say nothing. Then I notice my head nodding.

Asaga: Seriously!? You would dethrone me to have that cutthroat take my place!?

My heart wants to shout, "YES! YES! A MILLION TIMES YES!" I don't like pirates, but I've come to realize I hate murderers more. So instead, I do what Endershadow told me. I change the game.

Ava: I believe that the people whom you claim you serve would prefer a ruler that saves innocents, not hunts them down. Someone that shows mercy.
Asaga: Then you think my people want someone like Cosette?

I don't know. And I can't say if we want this thing to go smoothly. I decide to cut the cord, fast.

Ava: ...goodbye, Asaga. Enjoy the banquet.

She is about to say something but I cut her off. She tries to hail us again, but I ignore the signal tone. After a few minutes of this, the hails stop and the vessels get in line behind Fontana's ships. Thank god. I return my attention to the sea of stars before Legion. So many possibilities. I am reminded once again of something Whalecow said: "There is an endless sea of possibilities out there. Why then, must we continue to choose conflict...?"

Sensors: (a bit panicked) Commander! Alliance vessels on approach!
Ava: (exasperated)...Just open the damn channel...
Sensors: Ah... yes ma'am...

The Alliance ships warp in as the 4th PACT ship is offloading its guests. I note the Alliance's five battlecruisers, all built like bricks... and the enormous Machiavelli-class battleship that leads them. No threat to Legion, of course, but to the other ships here... and if things get out of hand...

Kryska: Hello, commander! (salutes)

I breathe a sigh of relief. Kryska Stares. I can deal with her. Though she is a bit...rigid. People tell me I am the same, sometimes. I can't see it.

Ava: Hello, Kryska. What is your status?
Kryska: Transporting Admiral Grey to the summit. How are you, commander?
Ava: (thinks) I can't say I have ever been better, honestly... wait, did you say Grey is here?

I start to feel a whole lot worse.

Kryska: That's right. And he requests VIP clearance.
Ava: What does that mean?
Kryska: You know... he wants to have priority in line?
Ava: Speak your mind.
Kryska: Have a dance waiting for you? (winks)
Ava: ...just tell me what you want.
Kryska: Okay. Grey wants... "cutsies"
Ava: ...
...
...No.
Kryska: Just no?
Ava: Just no.

Kryska pauses and speaks into her comm, ostensibly to Grey. Change the game... change the game...

Kryska: Grey demands clearance.

I notice the lead ship moving toward the space elevator slowly. A plan formulates in my mind. A Cosmos sort of plan.

Ava: No.
Kryska: ...he told me to inform you that this is not a request.
Ava: I demand to speak to him.

The ship continues toward the other delegates. They do not move. Kryska is speaking on her comm again. I know why Grey is doing this. Asserting dominance. He wants to appear superior to everyone else here. Hmph. Legion is better than he can ever be. It is time to assert THAT fact. The viewscreen switches to a view of Grey's office. It reminds me vaguely of the captain's office back on Sunrider.

Grey: What is the meaning of this? Is a little reordering of priorities too much to ask the vaunted FSS Legion?

Enough shit.

Ava: Go to the back of the line.
Grey: No. I demand a spot at the front of the line.
Ava: You are being childish and unreasonable.
Grey: And you are being stubborn.
Ava: Go to the back of the line.
Grey: Listen to me, girl!

I turn to the weapons chief. He gives me a thumbs up. A glance at the helmsman gives me a similar gesture. We are ready.

Ava: Weapons, lock on the target.
Grey: What!? What are you doing!?
Ava: Being stubborn. It's what we do.
Weapons: Target locked. Enemy -1, +1.
Ava: Charge the vanguard cannon.
Grey: This is a peace summit!
Ava: And you are disturbing the peace!
Weapons: Vanguard charged!
Grey: You can't do this! What would the captain say!?
Ava: You had the chance to listen to him years ago! Hypocrite.

I begin the countdown. It's not necessary, of course... but it adds to the fear-factor. Grey continues to rant about his superiority all through 10 to 6, then he threatens aggressive action should we continue on this course from 5 to 2. Idiot. At last, as I prepare to spit out 1, Grey makes the order.

Grey: Stares, put us at the back of the line.
Kryska: (on comm, VERY relieved) Yes, sir!

...And then Grey just cuts the feed. I let out a small smile. You think I was aiming for that bastard? No, We're not like him in the ADF. The cannon was aimed left and up too far. Everyone on the bridge starts to clap and cheer. I never understood this. We got the job done, nothing more, nothing less. That look on Grey's face, though... Now I understand what Mr. Spy meant. That WAS fun! We'll have to do that more often.

Comm: (looks back at her from his station) Commander, are you alright?
Ava: What do you mean?
Comm: Nothing, ma'am.

Curious, I walk over to his panel. I catch a reflection of myself in the screen. And I catch myself beaming like an... well, like a goofball. I look at the viewscreen again as a look of concern returns to my face. The ships are now perfectly in line, and the Ryuvian delegation is about to take their turn. We are stubborn as hell, it's true. But in the end, it will all be worth it, I hope. For now, we just keep going, I suppose. Chizuru Crescentia did not raise a quitter, after all. I sigh, a small smile returning to my face. We keep going.


...It's just what we do.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 13, 2014, 05:17:22 am
The time has come for the arrival of my faction. Here we go...
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Location: Plurus, Inside the Legion's Bridge

Ava was currently watching the last of the Alliance ships docked. The party was about to start, and looking from her list, she realized they were just a few guests short. One of the names were simply written as "Reapers", as requested by Whalecow. Plus, they don't know who or when or even if they will even come here.

Ava: *sigh*... I wonder if these supposedly "Reapers" will show up. Captain Whalecow did say we should put it in the list. But honestly, I'm kind of hoping they don't come... (looks at Sensors) Sensors, pick up anything?
Sensors: No... I'm not detecting anything... (notice something strange) What the...
Helmsman: What? What is it?
Ava: Hm? Are you seeing anything?
Sensors: Dunno... I'm not really detecting anything, but... (looks at the view of the bridge's "windows") I have a bad feeling all of a sudden...
Ava: (looks outside) I don't see--

Suddenly, just like the sensors officer said, Ava have a very bad feeling. If her feeling of dread that was rising from the pit of her stomach was anything to go by, what is about to appear are none other than--

Ava: Don't tell me... It's them!?

Play this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofQ7x0Y8dm0

Just as that thought crosses her mind, the massive vessels of the Void Armada appeared, one after another. She couldn't believe her eyes, it was the entire Void Armada. The sensors on Legion went completely ballistic, all the danger scale levels reached maximum in a second and immediately showed "error: level is beyond scale" a second later. What appeared were 200 massive warships scattered in a very tactical formation, among them were 80 even larger ones twice the size that seems to be escorted by the warships. But what stimulates her worry most was what came a second afterwards, 8 humongous vessels showed itself, spread in a full tactical formation. Even though no weapons were visible, she was not willing to test if they were armed. It doesn't end there, 5 other unknown vessels of behemoth size also appeared. But these vessels seem unique, they are of quite different design from each other, as if made special. They were smaller than the Void Fortress according to the database they got, but it was clear that they were even larger than the Titans described in the database, the scale of the Legion's sensors indicating that each of the unknown vessel types are roughly 10 km long. The Void Armada has appeared. The Mobile Starbase & the Titans seems to be missing, but the data on them was extremely vague to begin with. For all they know, those vessels could be anywhere.

Ava felt chills down her spine. What worried her most was the 5 unknown vessel types, it wasn't in the database Chigara managed to recover from the Sharr'Lac's database. But after Ava think briefly, she also remembered that those database are over 2,500 years old. There was a very high possibility they revamped their vessels or even create new ones. That, or the ones who saw it simply got destroyed before they could record any data, there was also the possibility that the records was lost. She also suspected each Void ships were revamped to be even more powerful or even different in size than in the past, as the shapes of each vessel types were different than the one in the database, even if they still have mostly the same size. Ava shivered at the thought.

Ava: Wh-what the hell!? It's the entire Void Factions' Armada! If they decide to attack, we'll be vaporized! No wait! Calm down, Ava... You can do this! Just stay calm! (clenched her hands to try & swallow the chill running up her spine)
Sensors: Shit, this is bad...
Others: (begins to be on edge)
Weapons: Damn! Prepare for combat!
Others: (starts working their parts frantically)
Ava: Everyone calm down!!! Nobody panics! (glares at all of them)
Others: (snapped out of their stupor & regained their composure)
Ava: CIC! Tell all other vessels in the area to maintain position and hold fire! We need to handle this matter delicately! If there's even 1 idiot that screws up, we're all doomed!
CIC: Yes ma'am! Contacting all vessels! (contacts the other vessels)
Ava: Helmsman! Get ready! This could get ugly!
Helmsman: Roger that! (readies himself)
Ava: Weapons! All on stand-by!
Weapons: Aye! All weapons on stand-by! (Inputs commands in the weapons console & tells the other gunners to be ready)
Ava: (looks around) All right... I manage to get things here under control... (looks back at the Void Armada) .....They're not attacking... Could it be they're here for the banquet? I sure hope so... Well, one way to find out, here goes everything... CIC... hail the Void Armada, I'll do the talking.
CIC: (swallows nervously) Yes ma'am... (sends comms frequency to the Void Armada)

Ava managed to keep her calm, but the insides of her head are a mess. Admiral Grey tried to show supremacy & dominance earlier, yet failed miserably despite all the threats. But these Reapers are a different matter entirely, Ava was sure that they were not even trying to boast or show any of their supremacy. The Reapers are probably very very cautious since they're in foreign territory. But even so, the Void has managed to do much more than make Ava intimidated, she was trying very hard to prevent herself from losing her composure. In all her life, she has never felt true dread as she did now. Other times, there would still be a slight chance of survival, a small hope, & she would still maintain her composure on what little it has. But this, she was sure that there was no hope if the Void decides to turn hostile. As she thought about this, they respond to her hail.

? ? ? ? ? (male): [cold voice] We are here for the invitation you sent...
Ava: (flinched, she was afraid right now, the silhouette with the slit red visor on his helmet was scary as hell, but she was able to keep her composure, trying her best to suppress the chill running down her spine, she managed to keep herself steady) ...I see. Then, please line up the ships where your guests are to the station. I do need to tell you that docking this many ships is...
? ? ? ? ?: [stoic voice] Worry not. We only have 4 personnel that will attend, though the other vessels will also remain here for security reasons.
Ava: They're a cautious bunch... Understood, then please proceed with the docking. Be sure to leave all weapons behind. Forgive me if it seems rude, but that is the protocol.
? ? ? ? ?: (nods, then cuts off the transmission)
Bridge: (everyone slumped in their seats, breathing huge sighs of relief. Ava put one of her hands on a nearby table to support her slightly shaking legs.)
Ava: (breathes a sigh of relief) ...That was intense... Still, I'm actually really surprised that they would show up. Heh, I'd like to see that Grey top this for his so called 'Alliance might'. (regains her calm quickly & turns towards the others) All right... good work everyone. I'll be coming down to the banquet soon as well. CIC, take over for me for the late guests.
CIC: Yes, ma'am. Enjoy the banquet.

Ava glanced outside for a moment, & after staring out for a while, Ava decides to get ready to go to the banquet.
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Location: Skylla's Command Ship, Cosette's Room
Time: 5 minutes ago

Glaive, Luna, Faeron, & Skylla were inside Cosette's room, informing her that they're leaving for the banquet.

Cosette: Well, I guess I can't go can I...
Skylla: Sorry, Cosette. It's in the contract. But we came here for another reason, I'll be able to give you a feed of what's going on inside. You can see it from your holo-vision.
Cosette: (surprised) Whoa, you can do that?
Faeron: (shrugs) Eh, this is common. Don't fret over the details.
Cosette: (looks at the other 3) And you're okay with this?
Glaive: You can thank Skylla. Personally I'm fine either way.
Luna: We figure you should at least be able to see your friends, even if not directly. A little indirect reunion & a small incentive, if you will.
Cosette: (looks at them a bit strangely, then glanced at Skylla)
Skylla: (smiles a bit) Just accept it.
Cosette: (scratches the back of her head) Well if you say so... (mumbles) Now I owe another debt...
Luna: (waves dismissively) Just think of it as a small service.
Skylla: Well, we'll be off now. We'll be back soon. (turns to leave with the others)
Faeron: Don't worry, we won't cause problems down there. (gives a 2 finger salute before walking off with his hands in his coat's pockets)
Cosette: .......... (nods)

With that, the 4 of them left. Cosette was left in her room. After watching them leave, she decides to get on her bed & turns on the holo-vision. She was impressed at the 3rd person view of the area Skylla was currently in. She smiled, she's going to enjoy this quite a lot. She grabbed a few snacks & drinks then proceeds to make herself comfortable.
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Location: At the Banquet
Time: Present

Sola: (shocked) No... it can't be... they still exist until now? My teacher once told me they slaughtered countless billions... Why are they here...

Sola was very shocked when she saw the what was outside. She never thought it was possible, but now that she's seeing them with her very eyes, she was trembling. She couldn't describe this feeling, it was horrible. Her memories are from 2,000 years ago, so the remnants of the war was still vivid. She only hoped that things will be all right. But even as she tries & manage to calm herself down, unbeknownst to anyone including herself, her hands are still trembling slightly.
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The rooms lighting suddenly feel dimmed as the doors of the massive room where the banquet is opens, & 4 winged individual appears. Two males & two females, of which to be young adults in appearance. They are in their usual attire, since their attire are multi-purpose. It can be used for just about any occasion. At least half of the humans inside the room who noticed them was on edge. But at the same time, some can't seem to get their eyes off of them, both in frozen fear as well as admiration. It was the first time many of them saw people of a different race. Some were entranced by the beauty of the 2 females, while a few others were admiring the 2 males. They were definitely very attractive by human standards, however, this view lasted only a few seconds. They exude some strange air about them that cause the feeling of dread to rise from the guests. Though the guests don't completely realize this, the vibe they give put their survival instincts on edge, these people are not anything like angels at all, the air they give, the sharp gazes, & the choking atmosphere, it was as if death itself has decided to crash the party. The 4 of them ignored the stares & simply survey the area, their gaze causing cold sweat to anyone they laid their eyes on.

Note: Stop music here.

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And done. This is the arrival of my faction. Write each of your reactions here. Do note that they are very cautious. They won't be saying anything until my next post. Well, see ya.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 13, 2014, 06:08:04 am
Ender notices the reapers and walks over to greet them.

Ender: Hey, glad you could make it. There's all sorts of food and beverages if you're hungry. I'm not entirely sure what you eat, but since you look mostly human I assumed you'd be able to eat the same stuff humans can. Anyway, enjoy!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 13, 2014, 02:14:05 pm
Hey guys. So we will be doing reactions now, and afterward there will be much drama in my post after that, lol.
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The Banquet. Shortly before the Reaper's arrival.

(Whalecow is off in one corner chatting with Veniczar Fontana)
Whalecow: ...and that is how we can remain truly separate AND equal.
Fontana: Fascinating.
(Whalecow's comm chimes)
Whalecow: Ava, what's up?
Ava: They're here!
Whalecow: Who? The Alliance? I can't believe we invited them...
Ava: No, the reapers!
(Whalecow goes to the nearest window to look out at the 200+ reaper ships in orbit.)
Whalecow: Hmm. Thanks for the notification.
Ava: You're not even worried!?
Whalecow: Nah. (he examines the ships) You seem to be, though.
Ava: YES! They could swat us like flies in an instant.
Whalecow: But they haven't, even after you prepared weapons, I'd imagine.
Ava: Yes... I did. But we're still okay, up here.
Whalecow: Good. Just maintain separate distance.

(Whalecow turns from the windows as the reaper leaders walk through the doors. He grabs Sola and pulls her aside behind the ice-sculpture in a corner of the room.)
Sola: They're...real... they were watching us at Nomodorn, I know it!
Whalecow: The reapers. They are the demons of your legends, right?
Sola: Yes. And now they have seen my loyalties at Nomodorn.
Whalecow: You didn't kill anybody, did you?
Sola: ...almost...
Whalecow: We'll talk about this later. For now... how did your people treat the reapers in negotiations?
Sola: ...as if they were superior. We would bow  to them and they would hear us. I do not wish to speak further of this scourge we brought upon ourselves.
Whalecow: We have MUCH to talk about.
Sola: ...Yes.
Whalecow: (notices that one of the reapers has located him) I have a job to now. For now, stay close to Asaga and make sure she stays out of trouble. We cannot afford any outbursts today.
Sola: ...Yes, sir.
(But Whalecow is already halfway across the room. Everybody in the room looks on, prepared for the worst.)
Whalecow: (he defies Ryuvian custom. He stands straight, not bowing, as he approaches the lead reaper.) Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to our wonderful banquet!
(He is very careful not to downplay himself, the guests, or even the venue.)
Feel free to make yourself at home! (He extends his hand, desperately hoping for a shake.)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 13, 2014, 06:01:53 pm
For most of the journey back, everyone was quiet. I've only dropped once in the medical ward to get a look on Asaga's injuries myself, but Sola's pretty much spent all of the return time there, only going out a few times to look at the stars - an activity which I appreciate and often practice myself when thinking about stuff and planning out my next move. She's reportedly regained her consciousness and mumbled to Sola something which sounded like "It's not your fault", and "Don't look at me", after which she assumed a comfortable position for sleep and remained like that for the rest of the journey.

By the time we've reached Ryuvia Prime she already felt better and changed her mind to be publicly treated at a Ryuvian hospital instead of getting locked in a court one until she had a better image to show people. She sure has lived up to the rumours I've heard of her and more. I had known that she was a queen of the people, and despite her antics, her approval spiralled high shortly after her ascension and remained ther despite all that's happened. Of course, she still wasn't without detractors - there's been exactly one assassination attempt a while ago which resulted in Sola mowing down all 10 people who ambushed her, after which she has earned the reputation of a brutal enforcer in what was left of the opposition and thought to be the reason their ranks were only getting thinner all the time - when reality obviously was far from their thoughts...

When I received the invitation, I was spending my time in the same bar. So naturally, Asaga just casually walked into it with Sola and sat down near my table.

Asaga:Oh hey, I knew i'd find you here. Did you receive that invitation too?
"Yeah, but what are you doing there?"
Asaga:When the message arrived, I had decided that it was of the utmost importance to me and I had to go, so I just dropped here to ask you if you are going with me. We are affilates now after all, so it's better if we go at the same time.
"I have some...stuff to attend to."
Asaga:What stuff? Drinking stuff? Come on, it's gonna be a party, you can drink over there anyway! Look, I'm still looking horrible and I'm not afraid to go. If you drink alone all the time you'll just miss out on all the fun!

Still acting dominant, huh? I really ought to stop this from happening, even if nobody knows, it still hurts my pride.
I said I'll go, but before that, there was something that needed to be done...

The next episode preview!

Spoiler
Wings of Liberty: We're reporting from the surface of Cera, where a battle of the century is about to take place! The fate of the galaxy stands at stake as the HEROINE OF JUSTICE Asaga Oakrun faces off against the infamous Blood-soaked Tyrant Demon Lord Cosette of Absolute Evil! It's only fitting that the spot they chose for their battle has been considered the center of the universe in the ancient texts. I think it was called...Tokyo?
Asaga Oakrun: Brace yourself, Cosette! It's time for you to see what the powers of love and justice can do! Fist of Looooooove!
Chigara: Amazing! This book says that ryders already existed back then and they were called "mecha", and they actually could properly operate on planetary surface! Could it be that in long ancient past there was technology surpassing even the Ryuvian Empire? I-have-to-reconstruct-it!!!...
Asaga: Chigara, no!...
(the entire battlefield is engulfed in an explosion where everyone miraculously survives the destruction of their ryders despite being inside them)
Wings of Liberty: WE DID IT! The Blood-soaked Tyrant Demon Lord Cosette of Absolute Evil is history! But, what is this?...A Reaper vessel! I think there's "Sovereign" printed out on it's side but i can't see from there. Huh, it's...shooting at Cosette?
Blood-soaked Tyrant Demon Lord Cosette of Absolute Evil: GRAAAAAWR! (Hello world!)
Wings of Liberty: Oh no! The Reaper vessel turned Cosette into a mechanical monster! Everyone, RUUUUUN!!! Stay tuned for Episode Three:The PACT, The Ryuvia, and the REAPERS! Will Commander Shepard save us this time? I...don't think so...
Whalecow: How'd you all get all the way out there without me noticing anyway?


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Huh, the ship's already docked to the station?! Blast it, I'm gonna be late to the party! No time to waste then. I think they said the weapons weren't allowed so I'll just leave it here, but take an infra-vision spyglass anyway so I can be sure nobody else did, or that the food isn't poisoned. Hopefully nobody minds the unfortunate side-effect of it's usage for seeing through clothes, I'm not going to wear it all the time anyway, but still...

I removed my hood, as while it might be fun to look threatening and evil in communication, this is a party, some people probably already know how I look without it, and blue hair is not something to be ashamed of. The black uniform, while might be a bit too common through the galaxy, should be fine, as the Trinacrian emblem attached to it is impossible to confuse. Well, I guess I can go!

I ran to the door in a calm and hasty manner, showing how I was late. But when I got there, i found out that not only the party still has barely began, and there is someone else who has just arrived, but that female faction leaders worrying about my spyglass was one of the least  concerns...

There were a few familiar faces in the room, but the people who have just arrived weren't familiar to me in any way. In fact, they looked pretty odd...nothing like i've seen before, and I'm supposed to be pretty knowledgeable about the galaxy. I tried to use my spyglass on them, but found out not much other than my eyes could tell me about them, besides the fact that they were human...mostly. That's pretty curious. I must say, I was a bit scared of them, like every other human being who is afraid of the unknown, but I'm a freaking emperor so I can't afford to show weakness. Maybe I'll even ask them about their affilation later, but right now the atmosphere doesn't seem to be fit for it, and it seems Whalecow is about to welcome them to the party. Surprising he did not run away this time and leave someone else to do the work in his place instead, heh. I'll just wait for my turn for now, and then, it's time socialize. Heh, I can't wait to see what all these people hold for me in store, as even the Legendary Veniczar Arcadius is here with Fontana right next to him!

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 13, 2014, 04:21:54 pm
Mission 2.1 -The Party  "Whale of a summit"
22 minutes before the arrival of reapers.

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KTKM sitting in the table, after done some talking and talking and more talking with the people in the party. It's time to sit in the table and get some drink. Since KTKM don't drink alcohol, the liquid in the glass is orange juice.


Helmsman: As I expected, you always prefer the non-alcohol drink.
(Helmsman came back with two shot of glasses and a bottle of vodka, he sit down and begin to pour the drink.)
KTKM: Yeah, no matter how you convince me I wouldn't touch that again, you know.
็Helmsman: (Helmsman drink a shot of vodka, and begin to talk) No, no, sir. This is not for you, it's for another person.
KTKM: Who? Your girlfriend or something?
Helmsman: *laugh* I hope it would be, but unfortunately, it's for someone who we already know.
KTKM: A special guest,huh? So...who? Veniczar Porkchops maybe?)
Helmsman: Who is that?
KTKM: Uh...nevermind. (KTKM noticed that Helmsman is looking at a high-tech small computer device in his hand.) Hey, what is that thing?
Helmsman: Oh, this is...(He show the computer device to KTKM) It's a kind of small controller connected to Our Kitakami, this will allow us to view all of camera, sensor and even manual control and manual fire from here. But controlling a ship with tiny remote wouldn't be very effective.
KTKM: W-what? H-h-how do you have this thing!? And how do I NOT have this!?
Helmsman: Well...I ask our chief engineer to build this, in case of emergency. I tought that he told you about this already.
KTKM: Chief engineer?....did we have chief engineer in our group?....oh, you probably mean Kuchekov? gah...This old crazy scientist never give me a nice thing! Why he didn't tell me too!?
Helmsman: He must be busy about the project, so he forgot to told you about this.
KTKM: The project!? You mean the research of "Prototype" data that we got from the space station? Ha! Remember what we got from the data? only about growing more potatoes! Now I know why Leader Whalecow let us have the Prototype data, because he know that we would never figure out how to increase human ability, build a huge-mutant army or build a fighting robot, NO! The only thing we can achive is growing more and more potatoes! After we come back to our planet, first thing I do is to punch him in the face!
Helmsman: Sir, growing potatoes is not that bad. We successfully growing enough potatoes to export to entire galaxy, and we are now number 1 potato exporter in the far away space. Our grop is more wealthy and keep growing because the reasearch on prototype data! And of course, we also bring the potato-based food to the party to show everyone how glorious our potatoes are!
KTKM: *sight* And now we sell potatoes more than torps. Seriously, I think we must change our name into "Potato dealer group" one day.
Helmsman: Oh that is not a bad name.
KTKM: I'm joking. Do you think I will drop our pride of being the best torpedo dealer in the galaxy? and can you please tell me already who is the person you prepare the shot for? Don't tell me it's Kuchekov...
Helmsman: Yes.
KTKM: Oh well, I'm glad it's not Kuche-...wait...What!?
(An old man in the lab coat walk in front of KTKM's table. KTKM knows who is him, Aleksey Kuchekov. The chief scientist and cheif engineer of the Torpedo dealer group.)
Kuchekov: Greeting, Comrade KTKM! Would you mind if I sit there next to you?
KTKM: ....Who the hell invite you to the party?....
Kuchekov: Captain Endershadow invite me, Comrade. In fact, he did invite everyone! including all of our members. But unfortunately, there's no one except for us come to the party.
KTKM: Yeah, yeah, our people always hate foreigner party...including me thought. Oh wait...How did you get here? By a freighter? And what is that cloth? Seriously...wearing a coat lab in the party....and the most important part is-  Why are you here, didn't you have the research to do?
Kuchekov: No, I use my personal transporter to get here. The reason why I'm here is the same as you, son.
KTKM: Don't call me son, Dr. Kuchekov. The reason is the same as...me? What? You came to look for a girl? Nah...I think that's too late for your age.
Helmsman: Well, everyone has their own age in their mind, you know.
Kuchekov: Not that, The Repaers, Comrade KTKM. It is because of the Reapers!
KTKM: What? Reapers? Ah...you probably think that Those weird humanoid creature will come to the party just because Captain Endershadow invite them? Honestly, Captain Endershadow's invitation is a hard thing to decline. But I don't think those wierd smart-ass high-tech winged earphoned humanoid creatures will accept the invitation. I bet they don't like party too, especailly with humans, and why you are so interest in the reapers like that, Kuchekov?
Kuchekov: Ah, It because their technology, Comrade KTKM! Don't you love their gigantic-sizes and their very high technology? Even thought I wouldn't have a chance to reverse engineer their ship, but by looking at them, I can feel the power of thier technology! Such a glorious and wonderful ship, don't you think
KTKM: Nah, Those are just a wierd and overrated ships. Didn't you read the report about their fleet from Dr.Ashada? All in the data is "big ship" "very fast" "very thought armour" "High evasion that can make mosquito shocked" "very scary" "360 noscope" "Very very very big" blah blah blah. I bet that is just a overrated advertisement from reapers that want to show us how strong they are! And You know what? they don't even know how to greet with the "greeting dance"! All they do is shooting at anything that is not one of them! If babarian is not what to be call them, I don't know what can I call them more! If I ever met one of them again, I will try to "educate" them with my own way...of freindly greeting! (KTKM makes a silly sime on the last part.)
Helmsman: Uh...I think the dancing part is not what it seem to be, captain.
Kuchekov: Oh, com'on. They are friendly enough if you didn't mess with them, and at least the power of their ship is real! Didn't you saw their fleet destroy the entire pirate fleet just in half and hour?
KTKM: No, I was in the Ryuvian prime on that mission. Only Captain Endershadow and Not-A-Pact-Spy were there.
Kuchekov: That's why you never touch the beauty of the Reaper technology, Comrade KTKM. They are definitely the most beautiful ship in the entire galaxy-....
Helmsman: (look at the small control device)Sir! Our ship dectected a large fleet appear from nowhere!200 combat starship and...many many more gigantic ship are heading toward the station!
KTKM: How big is that? and how well-armed are they?
Helmsman: T-The largest ship call "Void Fortress" that appear to be their command ship is 10 kilometres long! and not only that, t-they are more of the 4km-sizes and 2.5km sizes too! This is the entire fleet of the Void faction!
Kuchekov: So here they come! You see, comrade? Now I will show you how glorious they are! I have been study about them since I heard the rumour about another creature in this galaxy so I know how to "greet" them in the right way. They're surely not hostile at this stage.
KTKM: What? Moving an entire fleet to the party is not count as hostile? I guess these wierd-winged guys need to reedit there manner books. Still, I will try to "greet" them in my own way. (Look at Helmsman) No dancing this time, don't worry comrade.
Helmsman: (Look at two of them and think in his mind:)Captain and Kuchekov didn't even afraid a little bit, are they so dauntless? or maybe too silly to fear anything?

(after waiting for some minutes, a group of reapers appear. It appear to be 4 youg-adult that look like human....with wings and wierd headphone on them, okay maybe they look unlike human, but at least all the human male including Kuchekov can tell that the 2 young female reapers are really beautiful...and another 2 male reapers aren't really have friendly altitude. In fact, the 4 reapers appear not to have a really friendly altitude for the party. Half of the room were full of fear and hope they wouldn't die, but not for KTKM that has a big silly smile on the face, and Dr.Kuchekov that has been very, very excited about reapers that make their altitude can't do anything about him.)
KTKM: Ah, here they are...(make a really big silly smile like last time) Now it's time to piss-..I mean- be friendly with them!
Helmsman: .....(feel very scary as hell fromt he reaper's altitude)Oh for the love of god, sir! Please don't piss them of!
Kuchekov: Don't try to piss them, Comrade KTKM. I have a better way to greet them in the more polite way from I'm study on. If we can discuss something, maybe they will give us a piece of their spaceship! Now this is getting more interesting.
Helmsman:....ugh....stop it, please...

The Helmsman is finally calm down after being scared by reapers. The Torpedo cruiser captain and The old man in the lab coat are wating for the reapers to talking with Leader Whalecow and other important member, but once they're finished. They will walk to them quickly and "greet" the reapers in their own way....
Kuchekov: Uh...Comrade KTKM? I think I feel like I am afraid of them a little bit...Their altitude really look...kind of creeepy...
KTKM: What? pff...I thought an old man wouldn't afraid of death. Where is you courage now, old man?
Helmsman: .....Look like their altitude is nothing compared to your silliness, captain.
Kuchekov: *Laugh* and that is the reason why he is our Leader.
KTKM: Well, let's say that we ain't going to fight with them with guns....but with antics instead!
Helmsman: I don't think that will work thought....

Now Dr.Kuchekov and Captain KTKM will show the reapers how they're different from the other humans...and how silly the humans can be....

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That's all I have in this post, Thank you for reading as always

I hope the reapers wouldn't mind about being silly. Because Dr.Kuchekov and KTKM are going to "be freindly" with them in their own way!

And I really love that fake preview, wingsoflibertytwo! waiting for more in the future episode...if we have future episode, of course.



Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 13, 2014, 07:12:20 pm
Hahahahaha! ;D Oh, KTKM! You always know how to make funny stories, I never get tired of reading your stories. You have talent! ;D Though you could do something about the grammar. Welp, practice makes perfect, keep it up! ;)

Also, WL2 fake review:
Oh noes! My Reapers have turned evil! 0_o
Wait... we don't have a ship named sovereign... an impostor! Glaive will not like this... -_-

Other than that, love it. Keep it up wings, I'll be looking forward to the next fake review. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 14, 2014, 12:47:21 am
Glaive is still not better than Commander Shepard! lol.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 15, 2014, 06:11:11 pm
Spy's is in the bar, drinking and talking with some of the guests, sharing histories of their adventures.

Spy: ... So,in the end the guy wakes up, his skeleton was missin, and the medic was never heard from again!!!
(Everyone laughs a bit)
Spy: Hahahaha. (Finishes his drink) So anyways, that is why I'm not allowed to be a field medic anymore.
(Everyone stops laughing, and look at Spy)
Spy: What? Something on my back? (Spy turns around, the reapers have already arrived, and everyone seems to be tense)

Spy starts approaching the Reapers, why is everyone scared of them? Everyone could  die tomorrow given our line of work, it does not matter if it is by the hands of a Reaper or any other thing... If he still had his blade he would have maybe challenged one of them to a duel, even if he lost he still wanted to test frist hand the Reapers combat prowess.

Spy: Well met to the party, Ladys and Gentelmen, I don't really have a name, but you could simply call me Spy, if you like.
Care for a game of poker aginst me? Even though, I don't know what I could ask of you to bet, or what would you want from me...  If anyone else has an idea I will accept it, but since we still don't have anything... Prehaps a round of dance with one of the Ladys? (Spy winks at Skylla)

Hopefully the Reapers have a bit of what is known as sens of humor.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 15, 2014, 12:59:12 pm
Location: Inside the Banquet
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The 4 Reapers scanned the area. With their sharp senses they could quickly tell how many humans were inside the massive room & if any of them poses a threat. So far, they detected no threats. It seems all the humans also followed the 'no weapons' regulation. The Reapers were still on guard however, they can't be too careful with these things. What they did detect -or rather smell- was the human's fear. It was thick, & the atmosphere in the room was tense. At least half of the humans in the room were terrified of them. However, they simply ignored it. The were looking for Whalecow, the one who gave the invitation & who called them here for reasons unknown to them. The room bustled as they walk further inside. Some of the more stupid men looked at Luna & Skylla in lewd ways, only to nearly piss their pants as soon as Glaive or Faeron threw them a cold glare that screams 'death' at them.

Grey: (looks at the Reaper ships in orbit outside) What... what are those ships? So many of them... are they trying to intimidate us? (looks at the 4 Reapers, his eyes narrowed) These "Reapers" aren't very friendly are they...
Kryska: (looks at Grey) ...Those ships could be here for security reasons. They are in foreign territory after all. Plus, I heard they don't trust humans, so it adds up.
Grey: Still... bringing an entire Armada to a peace summit should be considered a hostile act. Well... no matter now. I heard from the data we received about them that they have far superior technology, much more than even the Ryuvians.
Kryska: Yes, it appears so... Do you have something in mind, sir?
Grey: Perhaps we could socialize with them a bit. This is a peace summit, maybe we could gain something here...
Kryska: I'm not so sure about that, sir... They don't take very kindly to humans.
Grey: You never know until you try.

Faeron: (to Glaive in a low voice) This place is filled with many humans from different factions... A peace summit, huh? Wonder how long that'll last...
Glaive: (low voice) Not long I presume. The peace only last until this banquet is over. Typical. Watch yourselves, there's bound to be a few of them bold enough to try & take advantage of the situation.
Faeron: (low voice) No need to tell us that. I can tell from a glance some of them already got their eyes on us, in a different way that is.
Luna: (looks around, spots Whalecow from a distance with her sharp eyes) There...
Cosette: [comms] "That's Whalecow alright... He can be pretty stubborn, & a bit of an ass. Try to tolerate him."
Skylla: [comm link] "Roger that. Let's see what he wants."
Ender: (approaches them) Hey, glad you could make it. There's all sorts of food and beverages if you're hungry. I'm not entirely sure what you eat, but since you look mostly human I assumed you'd be able to eat the same stuff humans can. Anyway, enjoy!
Faeron: (looks towards Ender, & gave a nod)
Whalecow: (approaches the Reapers) Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to our wonderful banquet! (He is very careful not to downplay himself, the guests, or even the venue.) Feel free to make yourself at home! (He extends his hand, desperately hoping for a shake.)
Ender: (looks at his leader, surprised at his bold attitude)

The room was tense. No one knows what will happen.

Asaga: Sola, who... what are those guys?
Sola: (regains some of her calm) .....Reapers... Milady... T-they, they were recorded in our history... At least, 2,000 years ago they still were. If you read some of our current database carefully, you'll still find extremely vague & faint traces of them... But the records has generally been lost...
Asaga: Bah. I hate history anyways. So basically they're just a bunch of aliens that look like us except for a few defining features.
Sola: T-they are more than that. Their powers & technology are... terrifying...
Asaga: Yeah, real scary, high-tech, blah blah blah... I'm going to talk to Whalecow. I have a little score to settle with him... (begins to walk towards Whalecow)
Sola: Milady! Wait! You mustn't! Whalecow told me that we can't have any outburst today! It could risk the lives of the guests!
Asaga: Oh, you're listening to him now? What happen to me being your queen!?
Sola: But--
Asaga: No buts Sola. I have some business to take care of & I'm going to finish it. If you don't want to come, you can just stay there. I'll be back soon. (walks away, heading towards Whalecow & the Reapers)
Sola: I'm sorry Whalecow... I tried...

The Reapers looked passively. After a tense second pass, one of them opened her mouth.

Skylla: You're Whalecow correct?
Whalecow: (a bit surprised they can know his name, but was unfazed) Yes, that would be me. I'm the Captain of the FFS Legion & the founder of the ADF.
Skylla: (walks forward, takes his hand, & shake it, her expression curt) My name is Skylla. I'm here as a representative along with my friends.
Faeron: (approaches him with a casual manner, shaking his hand, but Whalecow can faintly feel he's carefully maintaining distance in a spiritual way, not letting Whalecow see deeper into him.) Name's Faeron. I'm one of the reps.
Luna: (expression calm & cool, shaking Whalecow's hand firmly, her eyes looks calculatingly at him.) I'm Luna.
Glaive: (takes Whalecow's extended hand, firmly shakes it, his expression completely unreadable, his stare feels like it's looking directly at Whalecow's soul) ...Glaive.
Whalecow: (finished with the handshake, their hands was a bit cold he felt) Well... this guy sure doesn't mince words... Neither does Luna...

Whalecow was at least satisfied that the greeting went well. These Reapers are actually far more civil & curt than he thought. But before he could speak further, Spy approached, full of confidence & holding a deck of cards in one hand.

Spy: Well met to the party, Ladies and Gentlemen, I don't really have a name, but you could simply call me Spy, if you like. (he shuffles the cards with expert hands, impressing several of the guest with his skills in handling it) Care for a game of poker against me? Even though, I don't know what I could ask of you to bet, or what would you want from me...  If anyone else has an idea I will accept it, but since we still don't have anything... Perhaps a round of dance with one of the Ladies? (Spy winks at Skylla)
Whalecow: (facepalm) Smooth move Spy... real smooth... I'm gonna kick his ass after this... if we even live through this...
Ender: Spy... of all the times... if you wanna get killed so badly, don't pull us into it!
Skylla: (frowns, she was not pleased in the least) [comm link] "Friend of yours Cosette? I don't like his type... I'm not some women that anyone can just use for one night..."
Cosette: [comms] "Spy you fucking womanizer! I hope you get a kick in the fucking nuts!"
Luna: (eyes twitched very slightly, unnoticed by the other people, she kept her cool, but the temperature around her drops) ..........
Faeron: (raises an eyebrow at him) Hooh... Quite the bold one aren't you.
Glaive: (his expression unchanging) Poker. How about the bet of you losing would be losing a finger?
Spy: That's not a very fair bet...
Faeron: (points at him) Well, your bet isn't what we consider fair either. Just give up.
Spy: Wasn't exactly planning to give up. More like even the bet. If I were to lose a finger... then if I win, I would get... a kiss (smiles boldly, then looks at Skylla) How about it angel? (winks)
All Humans in the Room: HE'S COMPLETELY NUTS!!!
Skylla: (tick mark on her head, her eyes hidden behind the shadows of her bangs, she proceeds to approach Spy)
Spy: Oh? Does that mean it's a ye-- buggkhh!!!

Skylla proceeds to slap him. HARD. He was sent flying a few meters back before landing face first, in a prostrate position, only his hands are dangling on his side rather then folded on the front like the normal prostrate form. The room was silent for a second.

Skylla: ASSHOLE! Hmph! (turns away in a huff, seriously irritated, proceeds to walk towards Faeron's side, still frowning)
Faeron: *sigh*... Told you you should give up...

In Cosette's room:
Cosette: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Serves you right Spy! That was priceless! AHAHAHAHAHA... (laughing hard at Spy's unfortunate fate at the hands of Skylla)

Back to the Banquet:
Ender: (approaches Spy) Seriously... what am I gonna do with you... (sighs exasperatedly, while looking at Spy with eyes of disdain)
Spy: (raises his hand & points one finger upwards) Fophaly worph it... {totally worth it} (speaks while his face was still on the ground)
Ender: That slap is probably gonna leave a mark for at least 5 days... Smooth move Romeo... Damn idiot, you're lucky you didn't get yourself killed.
Spy: Shur up & helf me. {Shut up & help me} (still in the same position)
Ender: *sigh* (proceeds to help Spy up, Spy's left cheek had a very visible slap mark which will probably stay there for the next 5 days or so, Ender stiffed a laugh) Yep, definitely leaving a mark...

KTKM: Damn... that's gotta hurt... (grimaced at what he just saw)
Kuchekov: Such impressive strength... (fascinated)
Fontana: (appears from nearby) Indeed, fascinating... I would greet them, but it seems they are busy with Whalecow right now. I shall wait a bit.
KTKM: Welp, time to be friendly! (silly smile)
Helmsman: Please don't piss them off... (praying desperately to any god or deity that exist, hoping that KTKM won't do anything stupid, but at the same time realizing it will be futile to hope so, especially with Kuchekov here.)

Glaive: (looks at Whalecow with a stoic expression) [deadpan] Peace summit, eh.....?
Luna: (looks at Whalecow with a calm but cold expression) I would appreciate it if you can keep your "friends" under control...
Whalecow: That... was not supposed to happen... I deeply apologize for him, I'll be sure to keep him in check. (glares at Spy's direction, Spy only shrugged at him back, with the slap mark plastered on his face, Whalecow shakes his head & turns back to the Reapers) Anyways, I'm sure you're wondering why I called you here. We can talk at one of the tables if you don't mind.
Glaive: (looks to the side, sensing another presence approaching, he spotted the queen of Ryuvia) It seems that will have to wait. You have an angry guest heading towards you... We'll wait until you're finished.

The Reapers proceeds to step back a bit, giving Whalecow room. Asaga was soon upon him, & she has a lot to say to him. On the corner of Whalecow's eyes, he could see Ava has just arrived at the banquet, she looked beautiful in that black dress she wore, that was what Whalecow thought. Nozomi proceeds to greet her, Ava smiled a bit before focusing back to the room. She looked around & spotted Whalecow, a second later she also spotted Asaga. Ava looks at Whalecow, worried. Things are about to get ugly...
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And that was the 1st part of the story. Time to wait for Whalecow's next post, this is where the drama comes in.

Hope you like it. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 15, 2014, 01:06:11 pm
GUYS, DO NOT JOKE WITH THE REAPERS. STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THEM xD
And yes, I concur, totally worth it. For the lulz.

This will make Spy like the Reapers a lot more.



I think I should also share this. My sisteer had to come check on me because I was laughing my *ss out xD
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 15, 2014, 01:35:58 pm
GUYS, DO NOT JOKE WITH THE REAPERS. STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THEM xD
And yes, I concur, totally worth it. For the lulz.

This will make Spy like the Reapers a lot more.



I think I should also share this. My sisteer had to come check on me because I was laughing my *ss out xD

Glad you liked it Spy. ;D Makes the writing all the more worthwhile. 8)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 15, 2014, 02:09:21 pm
I also liked it. It seems you have my character down... more or less.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 15, 2014, 02:16:28 pm
I also liked it. It seems you have my character down... more or less.

Thanks. Though a bit more description about your character would be nice. I had a bit of a hard time writing your part since you describe little about yourself. So maybe a few pointers would help. Glad you liked it. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 15, 2014, 03:04:52 pm
Now please let me continue the story a little bit....
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KTKM: Well, let's wait for them to talk a bit, like he said...uh...Mr. Fontana, right? I do remember you, saw it on TV long time ago.
Fontana: Oh yes, I am. Nice to meet you, you are?
KTKM: Call me KTKM or anything as you like. I'm a torpedo trader from far away space,Kinda surprise when you appear from nowhere like that.
Fontana: Then I must appolgize for my rudiness, Captain KTKM of Soyuz Torpedy Dilera. As you may know, I am Veniczar Fontana. (He extends his hand)
Kuchekov: Oh? He know about our group? even know our group's name in Our Motherworld language? Interesting....Oh, and I am Dr. Aleksy Kuchekov from the Soyuz Torpedy Dilera, The Union of Torpedo dealer, or Torpedo Dealer group in you language. So...did you interest in Reapers like us?
Helmsman: (Thinking in mind) They forgot to introduce me, damnit.
Fontana: (Shake his hand with KTKM, and then Kuchekov) Indeed, but it is different from your interest.
KTKM: Oh, I see. Not looking for sciene stuff, isn't it? Well, I guess we all have the reason to greet them after all.
Kuchekov: And Mr.Spy still look a bit hurt.
KTKM: Hmm...Kinda suprise that I didn't see his helmsman around here too, what is that Helmsman's name? Lucca maybe?
Helmsman: That's because I am the only helmsman who is Sensors/Temporary Secretary and now, Chief Security at the same time! Seriously sir, please find a real Secretary already....
Fontana: You are helmsman/sensors too?  Oh, and I must be appologize for not greeting you earlier. It must be a hard work to do, isn't it? (extended his hand to  Helmsman)
Helmsman: (Shaking hand)Yes, espacially with this captain over there.
KTKM: Hey, don't look at me like that. Jeez...if only there's someone want to be a secretary for me....Still, I will prefer a Kuudere-workahoalic lady like Miss Crescentia thought if I had a chance to choose my secretary.
Helmsman: Yes, If you had a chance. But indeed you'll never have, because no one want to be secretary for you, even me.
Kuchekov: Now stop fighting, son. Listen to Leader Whalcow now, he's discussing something with the Reapers.
KTKM: (listening to the discussion) oh...such a dramatic discussion. So we are going to wait for them until they finish talking yes? Because I don't want to disturb this dramatic conversation.
Kuchekov: Of course, we are. So...did you have any plan about greeting and "be freindly" with the reapers in your mind?
KTKM: Yeah, I'm going to show them the most creditable part of Human, The Antics! I'll show them how we use antics to "fight" and be friendly to each other...also showing them how glorious our torpedoes are, of course.
Kuchekov: Hm...Not a bad plan, use antics and show them how glorious our torps are. So that, KTKM, why don't we show our wonderful potatoes that can grow 250 times faster than the normal one to them? This will show them how civilize we are. They may feel our pride of Potatoes...and maybe agree to share some of their technology to us....or maybe let us have some of their limbs for investigation! *laugh*
KTKM: I'm not sure these winged-smartass creatures will like potatoes thought, and I never pround of selling potatoes...but that's okay, isnt' it comrade? (Look to Helmsman) Oh, Kuchekov, and you said before that you learn some of the Reaper's propper manner, so please guide me for the way to use the right antics to piss-...uh...be friendly with them, alright?
Kuchekov: Yes, at least I'll try to not let them kill you, son. Maybe they will leave you skinned alive after this *laugh again*
Helmsman: *sight* guess I can't disallow you afterall. Feel free to do anything you like then, I'll make sure to drag you out from the Reaper's attack range if there is anything goes wrong.
KTKM: Oh, and what about you? Mister?
Fontana: I will rather stay here, and wait for my turn to greet them. You may go first(He use his hand to point the way to reapers)
KTKM: Allllrightttt! Just wait a little bit for dramatc talking and we can finally use the antics to them. I hope there will be no explosion or some kind of appocalypse to stop us from investigate them...becuase I wait for this time for a long timeeee....
Helmsman: (Still feel afraid of Reapers a bit.)But I hope there will be thought.

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And that's all for the next part of my story, at this part, I'll wait for Leader Whalcow to do the Dramatic discussion. Then it's time for pissi-...I mean- greeting! in the far away space way!



GUYS, DO NOT JOKE WITH THE REAPERS. STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THEM xD

Joking with the Reapers?
Challenge Accepted!  :P Let see how long I can survie while joking with them, gotta do some records!

Also I really love your story, Astral Raider. Keep it up! I'd like to see more story in the future If we still have future to see
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 15, 2014, 04:34:38 pm
---Shortly after Spy's display of... something---

(The reapers all step back when they see Asaga coming. Ava quickly steps to his side and gives a summary of Ava and Asaga's conversation in orbit. Whalecow pales for a second, then comments on Ava's outfit to calm down a bit.)
Whalecow: Well, don't you look...
Ava: Under-dressed? Unprofessional? I should have used eye-shadow, huh?
Whalecow: (gives a small smile, chuckles) You look great, Ava.
Ava: Oh... thank you sir. (She sees Asaga coming closer) I had better... stand over there.
(Ava backs slowly away from the ensuing storm. She backs right into Glaive. She turns around to face him... and then straightens her posture and looks back toward the action. Some things are more important than petty fears and prejudices.)
Asaga: (she finally gets there, a cold disdain in her eyes. Whalecow makes note of her injuries) Captain.
Whalecow: Empress.
Asaga: Do you think I am too stupid to understand what you are doing?
Whalecow: I may sound like a stubborn ass...which I am, of course... but I have NO CLUE whatsoever what you are talking about.
Asaga: You do! You sent Cosmos to Nomodorn to stop me! You hide behind a mask of neutrality but harry me with your B----es!
Whalecow: And what do you base this claim on? (He is glacier-calm. The eye of the storm.)
Asaga: (only gets louder) Cosmos is part of the ADF! A supposedly neutral party... And that means that Ryuvia will have no choice but to declare the ADF criminals against the state. And Cosette's blood is on YOUR HANDS!
(These last few words seem to echo.)
Whalecow: (his eyes narrow, his expression impassive. When he does speak, it is in a deathly quiet manner. The ADF members take another step back, Ava not caring this time that she is flat against Glaive's chest. They know what that look means. Whalecow is ticked.) Here. (He hands Asaga a datapad.)
Asaga: (looks at it) What is this?
Whalecow: Cosette's resignation. Handed in two days before Nomodorn. She understood our need to be neutral and went without backup.
Asaga: You let your *friend* out to dry. You are friends with PIRATES! You are a disgrace to Ryuvia.
Whalecow: (gives a quick glance to where the reapers stand, pretending not to be interested.) Perhaps I do not wish to be Ryuvian, "my empress".
Asaga: You can forget about that. I revoked your citizenship last week. For treason. You are now an exile, and I do not expect to see the ADF anywhere NEAR Ryuvia. Do you understand?
Whalecow: ...I am not the ADF's leader. I don't know why I said that before. (He looks again at the reapers) I was nervous, I guess. (He looks back at Asaga) But I can assure you I will not be back at any time...for ANY reason.
Sola: But... but we need you...
Asaga: Silence, Sola!
(She then launches on a tirade of how obnoxious and pathetic the ADF in general-and Whalecow in particular- is in the grand scheme of things, which goes on for about the next five minutes.)
Asaga: ...So what do you have to say for yourself? No remorse, I'd imagine.
Whalecow: Tsch...
(He is barely together at this point. A big heart makes for a big target, they say. He is on the verge of losing it, his finely tuned diplomatic tolerance reaching its apparent limit)
Asaga: Well, I'm waiting... Prince Maximilian.
Whalecow: You...you...
Asaga: Oh, what now? What could you possibly have to throw back at Ryuvia... traitor?
(He completely loses it, willingly or unwillingly, no one in the room can venture a guess. His next words come out with the force of a category 7 cyclone)
Whalecow: (Comes face to face with her and shouts vehemently) YOU KILLED MY F---ING DAUGHTER!
(These words echo even louder than the ones that had before)
...And NOW you presume to say that WE are the villains, WE are the hated! You're the F---ing B---- that is screwing your OWN PEOPLE! You can KEEP your bloody citizenship! And until Ryuvia admits it needs us, you can all BURN IN HELL!
(Whalecow drops his head, exhausted. When he puts it up again, he had regained his usual easygoing, happy-go-lucky attitude.)
Whalecow: I need some fresh air. (He looks at WL2, then Asaga, then Grey) It's getting stuffy in here.
(He walks off quietly, his head bowed.)
Sola: I will speak with him. (She waves all other concerned individuals away.)
Asaga: No, you won't. We don't associate with exiles.
Sola: I. Will. Speak. With. Him.
(She follows after him against the empress's direct orders.)
Asaga: (turns to Ava) Well, at least we can catch up, right?
Ava: No, we won't. I don't associate with B----es.
(With that, Ava turns behind her and walks *through* the small gaps between the reaper's arms. She stands back there, hoping the reapers don't decide to part.)
Fontana: (had come up beside her) Well, you look ravishing. Care to dance?
Ava: I don't think he wants to right now.
Fontana: I meant with ME.
Ava: Oh, yeah. Sure.
(Fontana leads her to the dance floor, careful to avoid Asaga. He owes the ADF that much, at least.)
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That's all for now. I guess we could do another round of "reactions" while Sola and Whalecow are out on the balcony NOT being a parody.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 15, 2014, 05:25:12 pm
I also liked it. It seems you have my character down... more or less.

Thanks. Though a bit more description about your character would be nice. I had a bit of a hard time writing your part since you describe little about yourself. So maybe a few pointers would help. Glad you liked it. ;D

Ah, then let me elaborate on my character's personality. He tends to be polite-ish and very flexible to change. He's also a quick thinker who usually comes up with logical solutions to sudden problems. I think that's it.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 15, 2014, 09:05:52 pm
I also liked it. It seems you have my character down... more or less.

Thanks. Though a bit more description about your character would be nice. I had a bit of a hard time writing your part since you describe little about yourself. So maybe a few pointers would help. Glad you liked it. ;D

Ah, then let me elaborate on my character's personality. He tends to be polite-ish and very flexible to change. He's also a quick thinker who usually comes up with logical solutions to sudden problems. I think that's it.

Thanks, I think I got it down. Looks like my guess wasn't too far off. Well, this should make writing easier. ;D

Joking with the Reapers?
Challenge Accepted!  :P Let see how long I can survie while joking with them, gotta do some records!

Also I really love your story, Astral Raider. Keep it up! I'd like to see more story in the future If we still have future to see

LOL. I'm glad you liked my stories, I also like your stories. It gives me more inspiration for funny scenes. ;D I can never seem to hold back my laugh whenever I read your stories. Dancing & silly greetings, yeah that'll work real nice, lol. ;D

I'm going to add another post later for the 2nd round of reaction. This time with greetings & socializing a bit.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 16, 2014, 03:44:17 pm
I found a good sized symbol for the ADF Faction, so I'm just gonna post it here so Whalecow & the ADF can use it anytime. I've edit it a bit so it'll look nice.

Also, for the Trinacrian Empire. I found a nice symbol you can use, since I noticed you didn't have one. Also edited to look nicer, hope you like it, WL2 & EM.

I also posted the bigger one in case you want it.

EDIT: Add an alternative one for the Trinacrian Empire if you prefer a solid one.

Note: I may add more images for later use & easy access.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the images. All images belong to their respective owner/creators.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 16, 2014, 05:29:49 pm
It looks like the Trinacrian Empire is a bird about to swallow a planet, and it looks like the ADF is using a planet to blast the bird. lol

COINCIDENCE!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 17, 2014, 02:39:26 am
It looks like the Trinacrian Empire is a bird about to swallow a planet, and it looks like the ADF is using a planet to blast the bird. lol

COINCIDENCE!?!?!?!?

It looks more like we're trying to blow up the planet with a giant laser.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 16, 2014, 06:49:37 pm
Foreshadowing?
Watch your ass, Ryuvia.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 16, 2014, 07:44:45 pm
It looks like the Trinacrian Empire is a bird about to swallow a planet, and it looks like the ADF is using a planet to blast the bird. lol

COINCIDENCE!?!?!?!?

Now that you say it... After I look closer it kinda looks like that. Wow, I didn't even know that while I search a matching image for an empire. It's surprising how my random ideas can produce such coincidence, go figure, lol.


It looks more like we're trying to blow up the planet with a giant laser.

But then again, what Ender said also makes sense. It looks like a laser blast, lol.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 17, 2014, 04:29:02 am
Not really a PLOT TWIST!!! We of the ADF are actually the evil, ravenous, kill everything, faction.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 16, 2014, 09:41:14 pm
Not really a PLOT TWIST!!! We of the ADF are actually the evil, ravenous, kill everything, faction.

Void Armada appears & wipes the ADF clean lol. jk. :P

If it bleeds you can kill it one way or another. Still not afraid of the Reapers, Astral. To be honest Both Spy and I like them a lot. >:D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 16, 2014, 10:14:43 pm
Oh yeah, I thought I should also put a point system of my own. I will use a 'respect' point for each member. It has no effect on your prince/morality score. This is simply how the Reapers view you. I'll be adding this in my outro from now on. I'll just put the 1st one here, the points so far: (also don't hate me for this, this is based on your action lol)

Whalecow: +3 (His strong attitude in greeting the Reapers, his bold outburst, & defying the empress of Ryuvia. Nice...)
Endershadow: +1 (Your bravery in greeting the Reapers like an equal guest has earn a bit of their respect.)
KTKM: -2 (Pissing off the Reapers with the greeting dance does not make for a good impression lol. No hard feelings comrade, I love your stories. Personally I would give you a +5, but alas the Reapers see it otherwise.)
Spy: -10 (Harassing an Admiral is far worse, you're lucky you only got slapped, lol. No hard feelings though, you brought this on yourself lol. jk. I would give you a +5 for your boldness if I could, but Skylla sees it otherwise.)
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 16, 2014, 10:34:24 pm
Not even mad, but you know what? A great philosopher once said: If I can't be the best, sure I can be the worst!!! IM COMING FOR YA SKYLLA. xD
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 16, 2014, 10:54:46 pm
Asaga's ass will not be the only one Whalecow kicks tonight.

You have been warned.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 16, 2014, 11:06:33 pm
I'm going to actually have to apologize? But I... That was... Just... Fine, let's see what we can do about that.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 17, 2014, 12:14:57 am
Okay guys, I'll behave and try not to kill indirectly everyone here... I swear, Reapers cannot take a joke...
Also, we have to get this party moving...
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Spy is back on the bar, as per usual, just this time he had his head resting on the table and a bag of melting ice in his left cheek. The handprint is there, shining with a bright red colour. Kryska approaches him, but Spy does not even move, almost if he where in another place.

Kryska: Are you crazy?! That could have all of us! This time you went overboard.
Spy:...
Kryska: You don't have anything to say?! Hey! At least look at me while I'm talking!

Spy starts making muffled noises and starts shaking a bit while still hiding his face.

Kryska: Wait... Don't tell me you are actually going to cr-

Spy poceeds to erupt laughing, givin out all of his lungs. The people that are close enough to hear him wonder if he has just got totally insane.

Spy: HAHAHAHAHAHA, I REALLY LIKE THOSE GUYS, THEY ARE GREAT. HAHAHAhahahaha ahhhhhhhhh
Kryska: You... suicidal maniac! Are you going to get yourself killed now or what?
Spy: Ahhhh ahhhhh. No, I'm going to apologize. in the end we still have to deal with them.
Kryska: *She opens her eyes a lot* You? Apologizing? That must be a frist... but if I know you like I think I do I bet you have a plan.
Spy: * He starts smiling, then takes a poker chip in his hand and starts making some tricks with it,making it jump from one finger to the other.* I'm going to talk with them now, do me a favour and ask for another bad of ice in case things go bad.
Kryska: I think a coffing would be more appropiate if you mess up this time.

Spy starts walking towards the Reapers again, this time when people notice it they go silent, some of them even prepare to flee. When Spy reaches the Reapers still with a small smile he looks them directly in the eyes then makes a quick bow to them and stays in front of them trying his hardest not to erupt laughing again.

Spy: As intelligent beings you are considered to be I can tell you find wisdom in correcting a mistake, what I'm doing right now... I deeply apologize for my previous behaviour, I did not wish for any hostilities between us. I'll remeber that you don't like jokes in the future.

The Reapers look at him silently, but then they find themselves a little surpised when they notice he is not scared as the rest of the humans... Is he that bold? Or just a stupid suicide that does not worries for his life?

Spy: Now, I think I've recovered from the shock, we may start our poker game, forget about the previous bets, of couse *he has a misterious shine in his eyes, almost amused*, whenever you whish and captain Whalecow comes back in the room. Don't mind that incident. It's just... human politics.
Spy then starts looking to Faeron.
Spy: So you are my match. Yes, this will make fo an interesting game. Never lost to a human then?
As Spy is still playing with the chip he throws it upwards, and Faeron catches it in his hand without even looking at it.

Spy: *Grins* Don't worry, there is a frist time for everything, I just had that experience too... Never would have guessed I'd apologize to anyone. Show me all your fighting strengh, don't hold back. Let's set the table while Whalecow comes back.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 17, 2014, 12:21:23 am
Oh? -2? Reapers sure don't know how to greet other species. Totally babarian!

So now since Whalecow is out on the balcony....and Reapers aren't busy with anything...it's finally a time to make a discuss with them, isn't it?

Mission 2.1 "Whale of Sumbit: Let me show you how potatoes grow"
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KTKM: I didn't know before that he's the Prince of Ryuvia...and that...ugh...damn...
Kuchekov: Look, Comrade KTKM. Leader Whalecow is walking away from the Reapers.
KTKM: Alright...Time to walk in, then. We need to do our jobs firstly before anything
Helmsman: Please becareful, you two. (Helmsman still walking with his captain, but make some space a bit to make sure he wouldn't get hit if reapers get angry)

(3 of them walk to the group of Reapers)
KTKM: Greeting, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am the Leader of Torpedo Dealer group, people around here call me KTKM, but call me anything you like if you don't mind. (Extends the hand, wishing that one of them will shake a hand with)
Kuchekov: ######(Say "Hello" in the formal way of Reapers. Thanks to his knowledge and a lots of research, he know how to greet and meet  Reapers in the formal way) I am Dr. Aleksy Kuchekov from the Soyuz Torpedo Dilera, #######(say "Nice to meet you" in the Reapers way.)
Helmsman: (Thinking in mind) Didn't know this crazy scientist know some of Reaper words....
KTKM: You probably know me and my Helmsman over there from the report of your soldier, truth to be told that I didn't mean to Piss you...really (make a bit of silly smile)
Kuchekov: We come here not to dance or anything, we need to discuss about the technology....The dangerous technology that human ever have in their hands...
(Everyone in the room remain silent after that...until Kuchekov pick something from his pocket)
Kuchekov: This...(He pick it up and show it to the reapers) the potato seed
(Now everyone except reapers and 3 Torpedo dealers luagh as lound at they can. )
KTKM: No, no, no Remain quiet please, everyone. We don't need more luagh, thank you.
Kuchekov: Please don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to joking...but this potato...can grow 250 times faster than the normal one...(He pour a cup of water to the potato seed)
(The potato growing up as fast as it can, it even growing bigger than the potato could be...much bigger then a watermelon plant...)
Kuchekov: See what I mean?....What do you think? If this technology getting to the wrong hand....what do you think it will happen?
KTKM: They will surely use it to grow "anything" they want....other plants, other animals, even humans or anything...
(Actually, The torpedo dealer group can't figure out how to grow anything faster with this tech except the potato.)
KTKM: Wonder why I show it to you? Because we are going to share it to you, No, no. We didn't try to make a deal...we will give it for free.
Kuchekov: Because we believe in you, believe that you seek "peace" like us, we believe that you wouldn't try to make a gigantic biology weapon like what prototype did....But instead, will use this for "peace" like we did...
(Well, actually, They got this tech from the Prototype project...but they make something up to show the reapers how epic they are....To be honest, this is actually a useless technology...unless you want unlimite supplies of potato)
KTKM: So...what do you say?

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Now I'll wait the reapers to make thier discussion....Hope it will turning very well

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 17, 2014, 12:29:09 am

Now I'll wait the reapers to make thier discussion....Hope it will turning very well

Change your group to damned 'Potato Dealer Group' Hahahahaha.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 17, 2014, 10:55:30 am
Ender, seeing what happened between Asaga and Whalecow, walks over Asaga.

Ender: How are you holding up Asaga?

(Ender hands her a glass of wine)

Asaga: (annoyed) How do you think?
Ender: Calm down, I'm just trying to make small talk.

Asaga sighs and takes the glass from Ender and proceeds to take a sip.

Asaga: I'm doing fine. I'm just annoyed that Whalecow betrayed me like that. I mean, he sent Cosette to stop me from killing the pirate scum and turned Sola against me!
Ender: In his defense, Cosette did that out of her own free will.
Asaga: (annoyed) Now you're taking his side too? I knew I shouldn't have come.
Ender: I'm not taking his side, I'm just stating the facts since I was there when Cosette made her decision.
Asaga: (eyeing Ender suspiciously) You're not going yell at me like everyone else are you?
Ender: Although I'm not happy that you sent Sola to kill the pirates' families, I don't really have a reason to do that. If you want to use the medical center here, it's down hall and will be the third room on the left. The nanobots there should, at the very least, be able to repair any superficial damage you have.
Asaga: Maybe not everyone in the ADF is that bad. I guess I'll allow you to come to Ryuvia as long as it's not for ADF business.

As Asaga walks away, Ender makes a devious smile as if the pieces of a puzzle are falling into place.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 17, 2014, 03:57:46 am
Time for the 2nd round.
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Location: Cosette's Room

Cosette was shock still, watching what had just transpired. She couldn't believe her ears. She was pissed when Asaga continues to rant about the ADF & all their negative ways. She was expecting Whalecow to finally snap, & he did. But she never expected the words that came out of his mouth...

Asaga: [4D screen] Oh, what now? What could you possibly have to throw back at Ryuvia... traitor?
(He completely loses it, willingly or unwillingly, no one in the room can venture a guess. His next words come out with the force of a category 7 cyclone)
Whalecow: [4D screen] (Comes face to face with her and shouts vehemently) YOU KILLED MY FUCKING DAUGHTER!
(These words echo even louder than the ones that had before)
...And NOW you presume to say that WE are the villains, WE are the hated! You're the Fucking Bitch that is screwing your OWN PEOPLE! You can KEEP your bloody citizenship! And until Ryuvia admits it needs us, you can all BURN IN HELL!
(Whalecow drops his head, exhausted. When he puts it up again, he had regained his usual easygoing, happy-go-lucky attitude.)
Whalecow: [4D screen] I need some fresh air. (He looks at WL2, then Asaga, then Grey) It's getting stuffy in here.

Cosette just stared at the 4D projection. She got a close look of the conversation since she can control the view from any angle inside the room thanks to Void tech. Cosette just stared dumbfounded, before her vision gets blurry. Her heart ached, right now she wants to go there, but she can't, not yet. Tears fall from her eyes, but she doesn't even bother to wipe them, nor does she try to stop them. Those words Whalecow said, it made her feel warm inside, & welcome. She finally found what she didn't realize was missing all this time. She wanted to go so badly, but she would not break the contract she made with the Reapers. She will be able to return somewhere down the road, she kept that resolve, & continue to watch the banquet, all the while tears streaming from her eyes. The tears would not stop for the next 5 minutes.
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Location: Inside the Banquet

Ava was flat on Glaive's chest, being nearly as tall as Glaive, her hair near his face. Normally it would be considered a bit rude, but Glaive being Glaive, he decides to keep quiet, his face stoic as usual, completely unaffected by Ava's close proximity. Luna just glanced at Ava for a second, before dismissing it with disinterest & let her eyes wander elsewhere. The 4 Reapers all looked uninterested with the quarrel in front of them. Whalecow's sudden outburst however, grabbed their attention a bit, Cosette going completely silent also hinting something. Whalecow then stormed out, leaving the room in silence for a moment.

Sola: I will speak with him. (She waves all other concerned individuals away.)
Asaga: No, you won't. We don't associate with exiles.
Sola: I. Will. Speak. With. Him. (She follows after him against the empress's direct orders.)
Asaga: (turns to Ava) Well, at least we can catch up, right?
Ava: No, we won't. I don't associate with Bitches.

Ava proceeds to turn around, & walks through the small gap between the Reapers. Glaive & Faeron merely shifts their body weight & move their wings slightly to the side to avoid being collided, giving her just enough room to move through. After she walked through, they once again realign their posture without anyone noticing. Fontana then comes to ask Ava for a dance, & they moved towards the dancing floor, carefully avoiding Asaga. Asaga just stared at them for a while, then taking a glimpse at the Reapers, her expression unreadable, before she moved away from the scene & disappeared into the crowds. The Reapers stayed silent for a while before they moved back a bit away from the scene.

Skylla: [comm link] "...Cosette?"
Cosette: [comms] "............."
Luna: [comm link] "It seems you have strong connections to that man..."
Glaive: [comm link] "...You still have a second chance... use it wisely..."
Cosette: [comms] "...Yeah..."
Faeron: [comm link] "...We'll leave you for a while then. You can just switch off the comms. We'll still be here for a while it seems..."
Cosette: [comms] "........" (link goes silent)
Glaive: (looks at the other 3) Take a look around & see if you can gather any info. This is a good chance to gather direct intel.
Luna: We'll look around a bit then, it should be easy gathering information. Might as well make this worthwhile...

They agree to the plan of action. They would gather as much information as they can while they're here. It would make distinction between factions that are neutral or pose a threat easier. Just then, Spy arrived, with the slap mark visible on his left cheek while playing with a poker chip in one hand. This time when people notice they go silent, some of them even prepare to flee.

Faeron: Heads up. The womanizer's back. (moves protectively to Skylla's side)
Skylla: (frowns) Great... Now what does he want? If he tries a stunt like that again, I'll kick him in the nuts...

When Spy reaches the Reapers still with a small smile he looks them directly in the eyes then makes a quick bow to them and stays in front of them trying his hardest not to erupt laughing again.

Spy: As intelligent beings you are considered to be, I can tell you find wisdom in correcting a mistake, what I'm doing right now... I deeply apologize for my previous behavior, I did not wish for any hostilities between us. I'll remember that you don't like that kind of jokes in the future.

The Reapers look at him silently. Glaive & Luna looks at him calculatingly, waiting for him to continue.

Spy: Now, I think I've recovered from the shock. So we may start our poker game, forget about the previous bets, of course. (he has a mysterious shine in his eyes, almost amused) Whenever you wish and captain Whalecow comes back in the room, we can start. Don't mind that incident. It's just... human antics. (looks at Faeron) So you are my match. Yes, this will make for an interesting game. Never lost to a human before? (looks at Glaive) Along with your friend there?

As Spy is still playing with the chip, he throws it upwards, and Faeron catches it in his hand without even looking at it.

Spy: (grins) Don't worry, there is a first time for everything, I just had that experience too... Never would have guessed I'd apologize to anyone. Show me all your fighting strength, don't hold back. Let's set the table when Whalecow comes back.

The Reapers watched them leave. Faeron looks at the chip he just caught, then looks at Spy's direction.

Faeron: All right then... I'll play his little game... but if he makes any more ridiculous bets, I'm going to punch his face in.

KTKM & his companions arrived soon after Spy left. KTKM has a silly smile on his face, along with his other companion that looks like a mad scientist. Behind them was another man, slightly a distance away as if keeping a safe distance. The Reapers guests that the last one is the only sensible one among the 3. The other 2 smells like trouble, in more ways than one. The Reapers immediately know that these 2 have ulterior motives, & they don't like it one bit. the 3 humans were soon upon them.

KTKM: Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am the Leader of Torpedo Dealer group, people around here calls me KTKM, but call me anything you like if you don't mind. (Extends the hand, wishing that one of them will shake a hand)
Faeron: (raises an eyebrow uncomfortably, reluctantly shaking his hand before letting go.)
Kuchekov: {Hey sexy ladies!} I am Dr. Aleksy Kuchekov from the Soyuz Torpedo Dilera, {How about you & us have a round play on the bed ladies? I know you want to... We got the moves like Jaeger! Oh Yeah!}
Skylla: (tick mark on her forehead, her eyes were hidden behind the shadows of her bangs)
Luna: (her eyes were hidden behind her bangs, the air around her drops in temperature)
Faeron: (eyes hidden behind the shadow of his bangs, clenching his teeth, his hands curl into fists, a tick mark on his forehead)
Glaive: (eyes hidden behind the shadow of his bangs, the aura around him changed threateningly)
Helmsman: Didn't know this crazy scientist knows some of the Reapers words....
KTKM: You probably know me and my Helmsman over there from the reports of your soldiers. Truth be told, I didn't mean to piss you off... Really. (makes a silly smile)
Kuchekov: We come here not to dance or anything, we need to discuss about technology....The dangerous technology that humans have ever made...

Everyone in the room remains silent after that...until Kuchekov pick something from his pocket, & proceeds to show it.

Kuchekov: This... is the potato seed. (holds it dramatically)

Everyone except the Reapers & the 3 of them laughs. It was ridiculous, who would see potatoes as amazing?

KTKM: No, no, no Remain quiet please, everyone. We don't need more laughs, thank you.
Kuchekov: Please don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to joke...but this potato...can grow 250 times faster than the normal one...(He pour a cup of water to the potato seed, the potato grows quickly, it even grows bigger than a potato could be, bigger then a watermelon.)
Kuchekov: See what I mean?....What do you think? If this technology gets into the wrong hands... What do you think would happen?
KTKM: They will surely use it to grow "anything" they want... other plants, other animals, even humans or anything...
Wondering why I showed it to you? Because we are going to share with you. No, no, We didn't try to make a deal...we will give it for free.
Kuchekov: Because we believe in you, believe that you seek "peace" like us, we believe that you wouldn't try to make a gigantic biology weapon like what prototype did....But instead, will use this for "peace" like we did...
KTKM: So...what do you say?
Cosette (she's calmed down & back to normal) [comms] "What the hell is he doing...? (facepalm)"

By now, everyone around them has already distanced themselves away from the Reapers, including the Helmsman making a circle 10 m in diameter, trying to get away from the ensuing chaos. Kuchekov didn't realize he just committed one of the worst sexual harassment towards the female Reapers, who are 2 of the top ranking Reapers in the entire Void Faction. What's about to happen is still very very bad...

Faeron: (moves towards Kuchekov & KTKM, Faeron proceeds to grab both of their collars with his hands)
KTKM & Kuchekov: (dumbfounded face) ...Eh?

Faeron proceeds to headbutt KTKM & Kuchekov's face. HARD. Their heads was thrown back before Faeron pulled them back, causing them to hunch forward. He then proceed to knee them in the face, making them stand straight up. He stepped back, Skylla proceeds to switch with him, & kicked them in the crotch. Sending excruciating pain through both of them, so much that they were unable to even scream. KTKM & Kuchekov then fell to their knees, holding both hands on their crotch while having tears fell like waterfalls from their eyes due to the intense pain. Then, the finale was upon them. Luna stepped forward & raised her hands with a calm but cold expression, then judgement befall KTKM & Kuchekov. With an all mighty SLAP that can be heard from the entire corner of the room even the balcony, they were sent flying by the mother of all slaps from the pissed off maiden. They flew several meters back, further than Spy had flown when Skylla slapped him, while still holding their painful crotch. They landed face first in the same position Spy was when he landed face first, the only difference is KTKM & Kuchekov was holding their crotch.

In Cosette's Room:
Cosette: (shakes her head) Fucking idiots... Must've said something to really piss'em off...

Back to the Banquet:
Faeron: Oi, You! (points towards Helmsman, causing him to nearly piss his pants) Get these trash out of our sight. You have exactly 10 seconds to do so before I decide to pummel them into minced meat. Got it? (glares at him, his sharp teeth was showing a bit)
Helmsman: (scared out of his wits, he nods frantically & dragged both of his comrades away with all due haste)
Glaive: (shakes his head in disdain towards their figures being dragged by the Helmsman)

At the Bar:
Spy: (looks at KTKM & Kuchekov who each had a blue eye, a punch mark on one cheek, a very very visible slap mark on the other cheek, while holding their crotch in pain.) Damn, that's gotta hurt... But still, you took a lot more beating than me! You even flew further with a magnificent slap! That's gotta be the mother of all slaps! Ahahahahahaha! That's definitely going to leave a mark! Ahahahahaha! (laughs while slapping the table, with an ice pack plastered on his left cheek.)
KTKM & Kuchekov: .................... (couldn't retort due to the pain, their head just lies on the table, while their hands are still holding their crotch)
Ender: (comes, bringing ice packs along with KTKM's Helmsman) Seriously... What the hell were you thinking... Now I'm the one who have to clean up your mess...
Helmsman: (puts 3 ice packs on KTKM's face, then hand another one for KTKM to use on his crotch) *sigh* I'm really sorry about them...
Ender: (helps Kuchekov with the ice packs) Must be tough for you. What happened back there? Why were they so pissed?
Helmsman: *sigh* They tried to use the potato seeds we have to negotiate with the Reapers...
Ender: (frowns) That can't be enough reason to piss them off to that extent. Was it something they said?
Helmsman: Well... Kuchekov said something to them in their language. Don't really know what he said though.
Ender: (baffled) Seriously!? You can't just use it like that, their language is highly dense in information! I can tell just by hearing it! I wouldn't be surprised if it's pure, raw information! I don't think we'll even be able to understand them, & they just up & use it like that?
Spy: That guy probably said something to offend them. Though, seeing their reaction before, I'm guessing what Kuchekov said here turned out to be severe sexual harassment, or something along those lines... Probably.
Kryska: (approaches them, seriously pissed) ARE YOU TRYING TO GET ALL OF US KILLED!!?? THAT WAS BEYOND STUPID!!!
Spy: Hey, don't look at me. These two are the ones who pissed them off.
Kryska: Does it matter!? (looks at KTKM & Kuchekov) You two nearly gave me a heart attack!!! What would you do if they went on a rampage!? What do you have to say for yourself!?
KTKM & Kuchekov: ....................
Kryska: DON'T IGNORE ME!!!
Ender: Forget it. They're in too much pain to talk. Those slaps are probably gonna leave a mark for 10 days. That was the hardest slap I've ever seen... (grimaced at the slap marks) I doubt they'll be able to walk properly for at least a week. (looks with pity at the 2 of them holding ice packs to their crotch.)
Helmsman: I'm really sorry about them Ms. Stares... I tried to keep them out of trouble...
Kryska: *sigh* Just make sure they stay here.
Spy: Oh, you don't have to worry about that. They're not going anywhere anytime soon. Not with those... (points at their injuries)
Kryska: Hmph! I'll be going back now, I expect there will be no more trouble. (turns & leave)
Ender: (facepalm) *sigh* Why does this have to happen...
Spy: Note to self: never try to speak in alien language unless you know exactly what it means...

Spy didn't realize that his guess was spot on. The 4 Reapers on the other side of the room, or particularly the 2 female Reapers, suffering the brunt of the unintentional harassment, were seriously pissed. They got the urge to leave at that moment. But they refrain from doing so, they still have to wait for Whalecow. As they manage to calm themselves down, Grey approaches them with Kryska by his side staying a bit away to act as security. He was hoping to socialize a bit with these Reapers, & perhaps gain something. The Reapers sensed his presence & didn't like him, his air held something they don't like.

Cosette: [comms] "Great... it's the grey statue..."
Skylla: [comm link] "You know him? I don't really like him..."
Cosette: [comms] "Good for you. It's best not to get close to him. Watch yourselves." [comms went silent]
Grey: That was quite the display of force.
Faeron: (raised an eyebrow) And you are?
Grey: Ah, forgive my rudeness. (proceeds to bow a bit) I am Admiral Harold Grey of the Solar Alliance. I'm sure you've heard of it?
Glaive: [blunt] No.
Grey: (flinched slightly but remains calm) A blunt young man isn't he? Well... I'm sure you'll know about it soon enough. How do you find the banquet?
Luna: [blunt] Normal. Besides the few rude guests that is. (irritated at the thought)
Grey: *chuckles* Well, I'm sure not all of the guests are like that. Care for some wine? (he gestures to a nearby waiter that proceeds to serve wine, albeit tense due to the Reapers.)

The Reapers & Grey proceeds to chat. Grey using his well trained manners & social skills to appeal to the unique guests. All the while calling the waiters to provide drinks & meals at appropriate times. The Reapers, being curt, replies to him accordingly. However, they realized where the conversation was going. They also know one thing from the conversation: He's not just an Admiral, but also a politician, the type of person they hate most. Their patience runs thin, & when he begins to ask seemingly harmless questions about their vessels, Glaive decided that he's had enough.

Glaive: [blunt] I think I've had enough of this charade.
Grey: (surprised) Excuse me?
Glaive: [blunt] I've heard enough of your type's of empty conversation in the past to last me a lifetime. And now I'm here forced to test my patience by listening to it again.
Grey: I assure you I was only--
Luna: [sharp] I think we have heard enough...
Grey: (surprised) What?
Luna: You're no leader, you're a politician. (gives him a cold glance)
Grey: (shocked, but regains his calm & glares back) Now see here. I've met many people in my line of work. But never have I encountered someone as rude as you. I would appreciate it if you could treat me with some respect. (he goes on his usual charade, Glaive was not pleased)
Faeron: (grimaces) Oi, oi... Might want to tone it down a bit with all the rants "Admiral".
Glaive: (crimson eyes glowing) Was that a threat, 'Admiral'...? (he proceeds to approach him, Grey was taller than him, but Glaive was very threatening, especially since his face was stoic) We don't take kindly to threats.
Grey: (begins to falter) You can't do this here, this is a peace summit!
Skylla: And you are disturbing the peace. We would appreciate it if you leave. (glares at him)
Kryska: S-sir, It think we should--
Grey: How rude! Here I am trying to be civil, & you just up & insulted me for no reason! Listen here boy--
Glaive: (looks at him with a stoic, but dark expression, the gaze of his eyes was chilling to the bone) [emotionless voice] No. You listen. I've heard enough of these kinds conversations in the past, and I am absolutely sick of it. You politicians are all the same, all shit no service. You said you are different. In a way, you are. You actually do service, but only so long as it concerns your career. You're types makes me sick. You can keep your "civil diplomacy" to yourself, we are fine without it. As soon as this banquet is over, we'll be leaving. This peace treaty in the banquet? It ends with the banquet. You don't want to make us your enemy, so I'm saying this, one last time. Get.out.of.my.sight. And never ever ever call me "boy" again. I am far older than you think. So here's a word from your kind: "Respect Your Elders".

With that done, Glaive turned & left, his companions following close by. Faeron looked at him with pity while shaking his head, before he follows his friends. Grey was rooted to the spot, shocked beyond belief at what just transpired. At a certain Void Command Ship, Cosette was laughing her ass off after witnessing the events.
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Location: Dancing Floor

Fontana: Well, then. Shall we? (politely offers his hand like a gentleman, smiling gently)
Ava: (takes his hand) ...Fontana, I need to tell you now. I'm not really good at dancing.
Fontana: That is quite all right. Come, I shall teach you. After all, practice makes perfect.
Ava: (smiles a bit) Then I'll be in your care.

The music began, & they danced. Fontana was a true gentleman, & an excellent dancing teacher. He was also very considerate, careful to match his steps with Ava while teaching her at the same time. Ava got the hang of it quickly, & is now able to match his steps.

Fontana: You're doing great Ava.
Ava: Thank you. I had an excellent teacher.
Fontana: I'm flattered.
Ava: ..... (continues to dance in silence)
Fontana: I presume you were worried with what happened earlier with the Empress of Ryuvia?
Ava: Huh? Oh, a bit. He's sharp
Fontana: I'm sorry for asking you so abruptly earlier.
Ava: It's fine. I needed to get out of there anyway.
Fontana: Then it was all worthwhile.

They continued to dance to the music. Ava now able to move along smoothly from the simple steps & pointers Fontana gave. They chatted a bit here & there. All the while Fontana carefully easing her worries. Ava appreciates that. The music then came to a halt, & their dance is over.

Ava: (smiles) Thank you Veniczar Fontana. You were a gentleman, & an excellent teacher.
Fontana: (smiles back) The pleasure is all mine, Ava. I thank you for accepting my invitation.
Ava: It's fine. I did say that I'd give you a chance if the opportunity arises. Thank you for the lesson.
Fontana: It was my pleasure. You have talent, I'm sure it will come in handy later. Well, then. (grabs her hand & kisses it gently) Enjoy the rest of the banquet, Ava.
Ava: You too, Fontana.

Just then, the two of them heard a loud SLAP. Accompanied by the figures of KTKM & Kuchekov flying.

Fontana: Oh, dear...
Ava: (facepalm, feeling a headache coming) Ugh... those idiots!

Ava proceeds to move towards their location. But seeing as Kryska got there first & looking at the 2 perpetrator's condition, she decides to leave it be. She then proceeds to grab refreshments. As she passes the balcony, she looks at it for a second, a bit worried. She then shook her head & proceed to enjoy the banquet. All the while keeping an eye around in case anything happens. Her thoughts drift for a second towards the dance floor.

Ava: Maybe one more dance, this time with... (she shakes her head a bit, then proceeds to enjoy the banquet, but not before glancing at the balcony one last time)
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Location: Balcony

Whalecow is with Sola when both of them heard a loud SLAP from inside. He can only wonder what happened, he'll ask Ava later about it.

Whalecow: What was that? I'll have to ask Ava about it later.
Sola: (looks curiously inside the room, but she shakes it off & returned her attention to Whalecow.)

15 minutes later.

Whalecow have finished talking to Sola & cooling off. He decides that it's time to head back inside.

Sola: ...Will you be dancing?
Whalecow: Eh? Are you asking me?
Sola: I wasn't exactly referring to me. But I won't mind one dance. (smiles a bit)
Whalecow: Haha... maybe in a bit. Though I'm telling you this now, I'm not that great of a dancer.
Sola: You don't need to be a pro. It's the thought that counts. I'll see you later. (walks back inside)
Whalecow: (thinks about something for a second, & decides to head inside as well)
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Location: Inside the Banquet

Whalecow returned inside. He glanced around & spotted Ava. She saw him & they made eye contact. Ava gave a curt nod & a small smile. She was probably a bit worried earlier. But now she looks fine. Whalecow smiles back & then proceeds to head where the Reapers were.

Whalecow: I'm terribly sorry about that. Now, I think we should get to the point. I'm sure you have other matters to attend to.
Faeron: (glances to the side for a split second before facing Whalecow) It's fine. You need to cool off anyway. It's better to talk with a level-head. (glances a bit at Glaive)
Whalecow: Well... I thank you for understanding. Now, allow me to escort you to a table.
Glaive: Actually... we could use a bit cooling off of our own. (says so while his expression was practically calm, then he turns to Luna) Luna, would you care for a dance with me? (offers his hand, smiles gently)
Luna: (getting the hint, smiles warmly back at him) It's been a while. I'd love to, Glaive. (takes his hand)
Faeron: (looks at Skylla) Care to dance, milady? (proceeds to bow, before straightening his posture & offering his hand)
Skylla: (smiles) I'd love to. (takes his hand while smiling)

They then proceed to move to the dance floor, but not before leaving a small message to Whalecow.

Faeron: Find yourself a date, Whalecow. I'm sure there's someone waiting for you.
Whalecow: Me? nah, I doubt that.
Glaive: Open your eyes a bit wider, & look around you. You'll find your answer if you're willing to look carefully.

With that done, the 4 Reapers proceeds to the dancing floor. Leaving Whalecow to stand there, pondering a bit about their message. He then proceeds to do what he's told, & looks around a bit.
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And, done. Well, this took longer than I thought. Hope you like it. That's it for the reaction, after that it's Whalecow's important part, look forward to it. After Whalecow posted his, then I'll add a short post for the reaction to Whalecow's post. After that it's Spy's turn for the short intro for the epic scene.

KTKM, you & Kuchekov have doomed yourself for trying to speak the Reaper language. Don't try that again, lol.

Also, update on Respect Points:
Whalcow: +3 (0) -> +3
Endershadow: +1 (0) -> +1
KTKM: -2 (-20) -> -22
Spy: -10 (+1) -> -9

Again, no hard feelings. KTKM, what have you done, lol. I love your stories, it's just that good. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 17, 2014, 05:03:36 am
Ender is up to something... suspicious...
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 17, 2014, 07:00:11 am
Plurus banquet location. 30 seconds after the "terrible two" had gotten their asses whooped.

(The two on the balcony turn away from the noise, and resume looking at the stars, neither one of them saying a word.)
Whalecow:...
Sola:...

(They both look at each other at the same time, then quickly turn their heads away. Sola is actually the first to speak.)

Sola: The stars give me peace. Do they do the same for you, brother?
Whalecow: No, sister. (He ponders the word carefully.) It is unfortunate we are not related by blood.
Sola: The ties from our childhood are stronger than any blood-link could be. Even if I barely remember them... they've been nearly phased out by these 2000 year old ones that were forced into my head...
...
...what do the stars bring you, if not peace?
Whalecow: The stars bring me war.
Sola: War...?
Whalecow: Every point of light is a conflict waiting to happen. The stars bring me war in every size and color... (he briefly glances back at the banquet hall)...and now every shape, as well.
Sola: But the reapers seem to, at the very least, tolerate you.
Whalecow: I don't fear them as a threat like the others do. In terms of threats to the ADF, they are not even in the top three here. I am worried because of the wars of others.
Sola: What do you mean?
Whalecow: You don't have to be in any particular war to be a civilian in distress. No matter what war it is, I will always come to help those in need. I always get caught in the middle... of my own volition, no less. Sometimes... the galaxy feels like an endlessly burning building, ready to collapse. Each war is a new fire set near a gas vent. I keep rushing in to carry people out, then going back and doing the same thing.
Sola: And you are worried the building will collapse with you still inside?
Whalecow: ...yeah.
Sola: It is natural to fear for your life in such circumstances.
Whalecow: I don't fear for my own life. It's not that simple.
Sola: Mmmm?
Whalecow: If I kark it, that means I won't be around anymore to keep rushing into that building. And in the rush to get back in, will I forget those left on the sidelines?
Sola: You mean like Cosette?
Whalecow: ...and Asaga.
Sola: You would miss Asaga?
Whalecow: I guess I would.
Sola: ...
Whalecow: ...
Sola: You're far too nice to me.
Whalecow: Eh?
Sola: ...nothing.
Whalecow: Oh. I hate to ask after all that, but... do you...
(Sola has the item in her hand before he can finish the sentence)
Sola: ...have the Talbur?
Whalecow: Yeah...
Sola: You need it?
Whalecow: It's... an emergency.
Sola: To keep the building up longer?
Whalecow: Yes.

(Without a word, Sola hands Whalecow the Talbur. It glows ever so slightly before Whalecow closes his fist on it.)

Whalecow: Thanks, Nayumi.
Sola: Of course, Reginald.
Whalecow: ...We may not be getting this back.
Sola: Oh?
Whalecow: The building must stand one more day.
Sola: ...
...
...I wish I could rush in with you, brother.
Whalecow: As do I, sister. But you need to stay and help Asaga.
Sola: And light another fire near a leaking gas pipe?
Whalecow:...

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(5 minutes later, they walk back inside. Whalecow surveys the situation, noting the ice-pack trio at a table. The poker game is set up. Perfect. Whalecow feels the Talbur in his pocket, making sure it's still there. He apologizes to the reapers for the "issue" they seem to have had, and stands puzzled at the advice they give him.)
Whalecow: Hm. Look closely. Like I've never heard THAT one before. (He scans the room with his eyes.)


Nozomi? No. I'll leave her to Endershadow.
Kryska? Nah. I might accidentally ball-kick Grey while I'm over there. Wouldn't want that. (grins)
Sola? Yes... Wait, no. Asaga might hate her, and brother-sister dances don't historically go well for either party.
Asaga? Uh... nope. I don't think I want to bother her anymore.
Luna or Skylla? (I look at where the three are barely conscious at the bar) Nonononononononononono. That would be impolite. They already have dates. I'd be an idiot if I did that.
...
...
Wait... Idiot...

(Whalecow notes Ava standing in a corner with a margarita. She'd learned to moderate alcohol over the last few years. They lock eyes for a moment and Ava grins a bit.)

Whalecow: (thinks) I really AM an idiot.

(He walks up to her.)

Whalecow: Hey, XO. Enjoying the drink?
Ava: My body is willing.

(Whalecow wonders if this is a double-meaning statement. Sexual innuendo? Probably not. It IS Ava, after all.)

Whalecow: Do you know what you just said?
Ava: I said... oh. I'm an idiot.
Whalecow: Yes, but you're MY idiot. (smiles) Wanna be my dance partner, too?
Ava: Oh... I suppose...

(Whalecow begins to make preemptive apologies for his poor dancing skills, but Ava just sighs and grabs him by the hand and pulls him toward the dance floor. The instant they reach the dance floor, a new piece of music begins to play. Whalecow smiles. He knows this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4XemQWmcRE)

Whalecow: I'll lead.
Ava: Really? I thought you said you couldn't dance?
Whalecow: I know this one. A tango popular among PACT ceremonies. I danced a thousand of 'em in the good old days with Lucina.
Ava: Who?
Whalecow: My first officer in the 9th Redshirts. But I digress. Shall we begin?
Ava: Very well.

(The dance begins. Whalecow's form is impeccable, old muscle memory still alive and well. Ava keeps up admirably, though missing a step here and there. He twirls her under his arm several times, sometimes so her back is up against him before twirling her out again. Even the Reapers are unable to perform the dance with such... justice? Grace? Freedom. Yes, freedom. Freedom of movement, freedom of feeling, and apparent freedom from social judgment.)

(take the time to envision events and listen to the rest of the piece.)

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(The song finishes and Ava and Whalecow part, Ava with a final twirl.)
Ava: (her eyes refocus and she seems to "find herself". This is evident in the mild blushing that is visible on her face.) Well...
Whalecow: (he blinks several times.) Yeah...
Fontana: (walks up to them.) Ah, what grace! May I have another dance, Ms. Crescentia?
Ava: (still collecting herself) My apologies, sir, but I believe I have had enough for tonight.
Fontana: Enough? There is no such thing as "enough". (He takes her hand and kisses it, as last time. Only this time, Whalecow stands there watching him.)
Ava: No really, I had better get back to Legion soon. A guest or two are leaving and we need to see them off.
Fontana: Just one more... Milady?
Whalecow: She said no, Fontana. Give the young lady some space.
Fontana: But the dancing has just started. Can't leave the Reapers waiting.
Whalecow: Leave the "foxy grandpa" bit to Grey and/or Arcadius.
Grey: H-hey!
(Kryska miraculously manages to keep a straight face.)
Arcadius: I have not been called "foxy" in a long time. I'll take it and run with it. (laughs deeply)
Ava: Really... I must go.
Fontana: One more is all I ask.
Whalecow: (draws near to him.) There is one more *seat* at the *bar*. (After that, he takes Ava to the exit, without touching her, and salutes goodbye. She returns it and leaves.)

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(After Ava leaves, Whalecow goes to the center of the room and gets everyone's attention. This is not easy as he has never had any real charisma to speak of, and his luck is nonexistent. Eventually he succeeds with raised voice and a few flailings of the arms. At last everyone pays attention. The men at the bar manage to painfully turn around as well.)
Whalecow: Most honored guests.
...and everyone else here. (laughs) You know who you are! (He goes from one side of the room to the other, uniformly giving a huge smile to each of them.)
...I would like your attention as we get down to some entertainment. We have a poker table set up here. But what is the point of poker without stakes? ...and no stripping please. (He gets some disappointed sighs from the crowd, a few of which are genuine.)

(He reaches a hand into his pocket and pulls out the Talbur, holding it aloft. The assemblage can barely see a dim light glowing inside of it.)

Whalecow: I would like a friendly wager... though it may be pushing my luck horribly at this point... (side-glance to the bar). The Talbur against a complete record of the Reapers' past with Ryuvia. Battle reports, trade routes, diplomatic talks... all in an effort to promote peace and cultural acceptance, of course... One game decides it. The Talbur itself contains a data matrix that, when properly translated, gives a complete political history of the ancient Holy Ryuvian Empire.

(He turns back to the Reapers, who had just finished their dances as well.)
Whalecow: Nice dancing... So whaddaya say? You in?
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 17, 2014, 11:03:35 am
That was quite a spectacle. I had thought that heroes of justice were supposed to be nice even to their enemies, but instead she's managed to surpass even me in villainy. Did that explosion fry her brain or something? Or come to think of it, she was pretty eager to go on that mission and exterminate people as well. Could it be?...

I did not get stuck in my thoughts regarding this and the welcome which i did not get for long as Asaga noticed me and waved to me so I walked up to her. She did not look very happy about what has just transpired, but tried to pretend that she was anyway as soon as she saw me.

Asaga:Oh hey, you did come after all! I thought I might not make it against such overpowering odds...
"What was all that about?"
Asaga:Er...psychological warfare! I was not allowed to pack any weapons so I fought with what I had with me. You appreciate that, right?
"No, I think you went a little overboard here"

Asaga:Whaaa? But isn't he, like, your archnemesis or something?
"Maybe...but this is supposed to be a party, where you're supposed to relax. If there is not at least one place where you can peacefully talk to your enemies, then the hostilities are doomed to last forever when otherwise it could have been possible to stop the pointless carnage."
Asaga:I've been feeling uneasy ever since I arrived here. This can't be just an ordinary party...see these guys over here? (points to the Reapers) They look disturbing and Sola agrees with me. In fact, I think i read a legend about guys who looked similiar! Something that they tried to conquer the galaxy in the ancient times but were defeated. And now, they're here, as if the damn Prototypes weren't enough! On that note,  one of the people attending looks disturbingly similiar to Arcadius. And then there's you, with a carbon copy of the Legion. You sure you aren't from future or past or some alternate timeline?

Now that I think of it, I had heard that Ryuvian genetic modification allowed you to have a grasp of reality beyond that of a normal human. That could explain it. Of course, it still could be just paranoia, but it's hard to dismiss everything when so many strange things are happening at the same time.


"..."
Asaga:Yeah, whatever...I still feel like i can trust you more than any of these pirate lovers. But, even my friends are with them... Ava was such a stickler for the rules, I couldn't imagine her working for an organization like that..and now that I think of it, Chigara might be working for them too....why? And Sola...she regularly does lots of things without my permission, and even though nothing bad has happened yet because of it, it's still concerning what happened here.  There's so much that i don't know...I guess we're gonna have to work together now, cause these guys probably won't forgive me for what I did here...Eh? What's that music? Is that...a dance floor over there?

"It would seem so."
Asaga:We...have to participate, or else they'll have the wrong idea about us!
"You want to dance even though you're injured?" - actually she did not seem to look anywhere as bad now as when I've recovered her...
Asaga:Yeah, I have to! So you in or not?
Why not?

That was quite a peculiar experience. I could have expected nothing less from the royal line of Ryuvia. Although I had managed to hold up pretty well, in the end Asaga still clearly was the victor here. Well, you can't always win at everything i guess.

After the dance was over we've headed back to the room where Whalecow was about to make another announcement. Hopefully this time it would include me, I had felt pretty much ignored by these ADF goons over there. Apparently one of them walked up to Asaga and tried to comfort her. What a weirdo. But then, they sure have a bunch of random people working for them. They don't have to be all the same as Whalecow. Maybe we could have a good conversation with one of them...

But that's where the tension began to thicken.

"Whalecow: I would like a friendly wager... though it may be pushing my luck horribly at this point... (side-glance to the bar). The Talbur against a complete record of the Reapers' past with Ryuvia. Battle reports, trade routes, diplomatic talks... all in an effort to promote peace and cultural acceptance, of course... One game decides it. The Talbur itself contains a data matrix that, when properly translated, gives a complete political history of the ancient Holy Ryuvian Empire."

Asaga:(I can't see what that is...but did he say Talbur? That's the name of the thing which I had and I think I gave it to Sola for safekeeping...! What the hell does this mean?!)

Without wasting more time thinking, she quickly made up her mind on the spot.

Asaga:Bring it! I shall kick all your ADF goons asses in...starting with this game!




Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 17, 2014, 11:45:36 am
KTKM, you & Kuchekov have doomed yourself for trying to speak the Reaper language. Don't try that again, lol.

KTKM: -2 (-20) -> -22



-20? Even much more than what Mr.Spy did? That's really pissed them off even before :V
;W; Althought it can't do anything but growing more potatoes, but...doesn't it awesome? You can feed the entire universe with that tech! Well, I guess Reapers hate potatoes after all.

I need to the appologize part. Helmsman will try to appologize the Reapers with all the best he can do, but then it need to be after the Reapers finished dancing and poker game, so I'll wait for my turn until that. No,no It's not going to be silly dance or anything I promise. And It's not going to be "funny" as Kuchekov and KTKM did. (Althought it has many parts to do with potatoes...)

Now I'll wait the reapers to make thier discussion....Hope it will turning very well

Change your group to damned 'Potato Dealer Group' Hahahahaha.


;_; b-but...The Torpedo Dealer Group must keep the 'Torpedo' in our name Even thought the entire galaxy only want our potatoes not Torpedoes
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 17, 2014, 08:22:37 pm
Just stop trying to butter up the damn Reapers. You trying to get indoctrinated or something? I'm sure Commander Shepard will thank you for the extra EXP points that you'll give to him soon.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 17, 2014, 01:00:42 pm
Just stop trying to butter up the damn Reapers. You trying to get indoctrinated or something? I'm sure Commander Shepard will thank you for the extra EXP points that you'll give to him soon.

At the very least I hope I die in a badass renegade interruption then, lol.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 17, 2014, 03:05:39 pm
(Whalecow turns to Asaga)
Whalecow: Um... my apologies... but this challenge is for the Reapers. You're great at video-games and trading-card battles, but this is a poker match between... um... (looks at one of the Reapers) Faeron! That's right! I forget names, but never faces! Faeron and Mr. Spy.
(he turns to WL2)
...And no, I haven't forgotten about you.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 17, 2014, 04:23:05 pm
(Whalecow turns to Asaga)
Whalecow: Um... my apologies... but this challenge is for the Reapers. You're great at video-games and trading-card battles, but this is a poker match between... um... (looks at one of the Reapers) Faeron! That's right! I forget names, but never faces! Faeron and Mr. Spy.
(he turns to WL2)
...And no, I haven't forgotten about you.

Asaga's not playing? Shame... I was planning to make it a 4 way battle between Spy, Faeron, Asaga, & Grey. Oh well, I can make do with this.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 17, 2014, 05:39:54 pm
All right, time for the Reapers side of reaction to Whalecow's challenge.
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Location: Inside the Banquet

The 4 Reapers were dancing on the dancing floor, each with their respective partners. It's been a long time since they did this, so in a way it was quite refreshing. As they danced, they also noticed Whalecow dancing with Ava, their moves graceful.

Glaive: (low voice) [Void Language] Well... it seems he managed to find his answer.
Luna: (low voice) [Void Language] He can actually dance... not bad.
Glaive: (low voice, looks at Luna in the eyes, smiles) [Void Language] Heh... and it seems you're still as graceful as ever.
Luna: (low voice, smiles warmly) [Void Language] You flatter me... it's been a while since we danced like this. It feels nice for a change. (moves closer, their foreheads touching) And it seems you're still the elegant dancer I know...
Glaive: (low voice, smiles) [Void Language] I'm glad to hear that, makes dancing with you all the more worthwhile.
Luna: (said nothing, merely smiles warmly with a faint blush that only Glaive could see)

Faeron: (low voice) [Void Language] Well, looks like he found his 'date'.
Skylla: (low voice) [Void Language] Seems so. Looks like he's not such a dense person after all.
Faeron: (low voice, looks at Skylla in the eyes) [Void Language] Heh, well... let's just leave them be. We should enjoy this occasion while we can.
Skylla: (low voice) [Void Language] When was the last time we danced like this...
Faeron: (low voice) [Void Language] Quite some time actually... maybe a few decades. I kinda miss it. Dancing with a beautiful lady such as yourself is considered a luxury.
Skylla: *giggles* (low voice, smiles with a faint blush) [Void Language] Flattery won't get you anywhere, Marshal...
Faeron: *chuckles* (low voice, smiles & moves closer, whispers in her ear) [Void Language] I know you like it, Admiral Skylla...
Skylla: (shivers slightly for a second, then smiles, low voice) [Void Language] ...Maybe... (moves closer to Faeron, they continue to dance while feeling each others warmth.)

They continued to dance for a bit more. The Reaper's movements could be called synchronized, their movements matching each of their partner's perfectly, as if in perfect sync. But it was not because they are pro dancers, in fact they are not pros. It was more like they could communicate to each other & anticipate the other's movements without needing for gestures or words. This shows how deep their connection to each other is, which has a touching air about it. However, the guest's attention was more focused on Whalecow & Ava. Their dancing held an air of grace & elegance about it, & they find it alluring. Whalecow & Ava moved on the dance floor like pros, tangoing in sync. After a short while, the music came to a halt, & the room was filled with applause at the spectacle, especially towards Whalecow & Ava. After Whalecow escorted Ava out since she needs to return to her duties soon, he grabs the attention of the room, then addresses the Reapers. He proposed a poker match, with the stakes being the Talbur in his hands against the history records from the Void Faction's database regarding the Ryuvians. The Reapers were skeptical to say the least.

Faeron: [Void Language] So that's why that 'Spy' challenged me to poker...
Luna: [Void Language] The Talbur... It's not really special, but it could hold certain pieces of information that could prove dangerous...
Glaive: [Void Language] A poker match. Are you up for it Faeron? They could have a trick up their sleeve.
Faeron: [Void Language] ...Well, we don't have much of an option. This is a peace summit, plus if we can get it fair & square it'll avoid unnecessary conflict.
Glaive: [Void Language] You can never be too sure with them.
Skylla: [Void Language] Still... this is our best chance, that guy also looks serious. I think there won't be any cheap tricks so long as we keep a close watch.
Luna: [Void Language] But exchanging it for our history records... just what are they after?
Skylla: [Void Language] It's all history & battle logs against the Ryuvians. Are they perhaps... trying to recover some of their technology? There's not much about those in our records to begin with, which has also been wiped clean.
Glaive: [Void Language] ...I don't like where this is going or what they're after. But that Talbur... We'll make sure there will be no cheats. This will be a fair match. But in the end, it's your call Faeron. They challenged you to the match.
Faeron: (smirks) [Void Language] All right then. Let's play this little game of theirs. Can't take any risks, besides, it's been a while since I played this game...
Glaive: (nods) [Void Language] Then we'll leave it in your hands.

Faeron: (steps forward while playing with the chip Spy gave him) All right then... I guess I could play your game.
Luna: (looks at Whalecow) You said you wanted history records in exchange. May we ask what is it you plan to do with them?
Whalecow: (serious) For reasons that concern galactic freedom, which cannot be shared here in the interest of security.
Glaive: [blunt] There is no records concerning lost technology if that is what you seek. The traces in our records has been wiped clean for obvious reasons.
Whalecow: (keeps his cool, he has a different goal in mind) So long as the other history records are intact, it's fine. My bet still stands. I fight for freedom, not lost technology.
Glaive: (stoic face, his gaze was watching Whalecow calculatingly)

Suddenly Asaga came from nearby. She heard what Glaive said & was not pleased.

Asaga: (appears from nearby, glares at Glaive) You did WHAT!!?? You destroyed the records of our technology!? Who gave you the right to do that!!??
Glaive: [blunt] For the record, we merely destroyed the traces in our own records, in which there was not much to begin with. The Ryuvians lost their own records due to their own civil war. The ones we had was the ones recorded from the war in long past.
Asaga: B-but still!!! Those are our tech! You have no--
Luna: [cold voice] I think that's enough young lady.
Asaga: (flinched & became quiet)
Luna: [cold voice] You are in no position to make demands. Those are our records & we do with them as we required. You don't see us telling you how to write your history books. Do not start another conflict because of petty history records. No matter how much you argue, you won't find any traces of the Ryuvian's "legacy" in any of our records. Now I suggest you just enjoy the rest of the banquet & act like a proper lady. This conversation is over.

Asaga wanted to retort, but found she doesn't have anything to retort back. Luna's calm yet strict words didn't leave room for argument. Asaga having lost, turns around & disappeared into the crowd of guests. The room was silent for a moment before Faeron breaks the ice.

Faeron: So, when shall we start the match?
Glaive: (looks at Whalecow with a stoic face) I need to warn you this now, we don't appreciate cheats & cheap tricks, especially if you're the one who agrees to "fair & square".
Whalecow: (looks seriously back) Oh, I understand completely. Worry not, I have no intention of letting any form of cheating get by, you can be sure of that. But I will not be playing. Someone else will be taking my place.

As he said that, the Reaper's attention shifts to someone approaching. Whalecow nods to him, then whispers in his ear.

Whalecow: (whispers) Don't screw this up. Also, if you make any more stupid bets, I will seriously kick your ass on the spot. (grins at him)
Spy: (whispers) No worries. I've had enough fun for one day. It's time for a different type of fun. This will be interesting... (smirks confidently)
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And done. This is the part where the Reaper decides to take the challenge. You're up Spy, you can write from the intro of the match to the mid-game, after that it'll be my turn once more before Whalecow closes the story. You'll love the ending to my part after this, expect an intense battle with Faeron, he will be a very very tough opponent. You can practically write anything about how the match will go in the beginning to the middle, but Faeron will be betting small for the first part. He'll get serious in my part afterwards.

Look forward to it & I hope you enjoyed this part. ;D

EDIT: Oh, I guess you already write it huh. Mind moving the post ot below mine? That'll make your writing easier.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 17, 2014, 06:36:47 pm
"You didn't? That's good. Why don't we talk after we both have finished our business here? I'm sure we have something to talk about regarding the recent events. Oh, and where's your daughter? I haven't seen her around, and I was really hoping to get a closer look at the new commander of the ADF."

After receiving the response, I pulled Asaga away from most of the audience. She looked angrier than ever.

Asaga:That #@%$^! Who does he think he is, humiliating me like that? I have a feeling this entire party is just a ploy to get these weird guys on their side, with all that attention they have been receiving. But I think it's just gonna accelerate the destruction of humanity, they look like they are already set on it...
"So that only benefits us, right?"
Asaga:And there's still Sola and that thing, what was she thinking? She's never done anything that would harm me before, but now that I think of it, this and her abandoning me in our raid seems rather suspicious. And we've used to trust each other implicitly...
"You should simply ask her about then. I'm sure trying hiding your suspicions will only make it worse. Just don't talk to her like you do to your enemies...please."
Asaga:I won't...Oh, hi, Admiral! Whatcha want, old man?
Grey:Hello, Asaga. I see that regalia still hasn't changed anything about you.
Asaga:Oh yeah? I'm pretty sure I did change...for the better. So what do you want?
Grey:(disregarding her unbefitting attitude) I've heard Ryuvia's joined forces with the Trinacrian Empire. Is that correct?

"Yes, and I'm the Emperor"

Grey:So it's you then? I've had heard of your goals and recent exploits, and that has led me to believe that we could assist each other. Would you listen?

"Indeed, I shall hear your proposal."
Grey:As you already know, after the war with the PACT has come to an end, we had elected to stop giving humanitarian aid to Ongess due to overwhelming protest against our ocupation. Shortly afterwards, Far Port has made the decision to leave the Alliance and eventually it was discovered that the official designation of the planet was renamed to "New Ongess" and that actual Ongess has been pretty much abandoned and devoid of life. Quite an interesting turn of events, isn't it?

"Indeed it is, but what's your point?"
Grey:Ongess has never had any actual government. But they had Cosette Cosmos - a person who was overly protective of the Ongess population. And Far Port's government was no supporting continuing the aid or proposing it's own ideas to deal with the problem either. You see what I'm getting at?
"You're saying that a massive forced relocation could have taken place?"

Grey:Indeed it could have, and considering the kind of a person Cosette is, she could be very well related to this strange occurence. Not to mention it's likely to have happened without anyone consenting to it.
Grey:I understand that Ongess has pretty much become an inhospitable planet no one would want to live in, but with such a massive relocation things are unlikely to get better. The internal instability has kept us busy for the while, but after the recent events we would like to intervene.

"What does that mean?"

Grey:We only desire order, peace, and prosperity in the galaxy. The time has come for us to act before things might get out of control. You've recently had a territorial dispute with the ADF over control of Far Port, correct? With all that I said, and the fact that they have joined the ADF after leaving the Alliance, this warrants an investigation.
Grey:We shall send observers to find out about the curent state of the planet. If it turns out to be worse off, the Alliance shall assist you to gain control of it so that we can decide on how to improve the situation.

"And if it's not?"
Grey:If the planet is flourishing, then there's no reason for us to intervene. In that case I would advice you to leave the things as they are - even if it was traditionally a part of an Empire, that does not mean it's for the best if it remains like that.

"I see. Thank you for the concern, we shall act according to the results of your investigation."
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 17, 2014, 07:55:06 pm
 We had a little order issue, totally my fault. T.T sorries Astral.
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Everyone interested starts gathering at the table. Even in fear of the Reapers, there is a couple people who want to join the game. Spy lights up another cigarrete and aproaches Asaga and Whalecow, hoping they don't start fighting again.

Spy: The situation deeply saddens me, your majesty, but I want consider this play between Faeron and me a duel and being of a royal bloodline as you are, I understand you will NOT interfere with it. Perhaps we could organize a real hold'em tournament later? Open for everyone of course, but now, if you excuse me if have someone to deal with.

Spy turns his back on Asaga not giving her enough time for an answer. But just when he's about to sit down, Whalecow cathes his attention.

Whalecow: Look, I have played enough poker myself, but remember this guy has hundreds of years of experience... So... do you need any help? Like in the movies?
Spy: You don't mean the cliche of the pretty lady disctracting the opponent, right?
Whalecow: We could convince someone. But on second thought they might punch you this time... Get the Talbur for us. And if you even think of cheating...

Spy grins at Whalecow and sits on the table without even looking at Faeron, who was already there. The red handprint had an odd effect paired with his pink hair, almost as if it suited him. But it was starting to hurt again, something bad was lurking to him. When he looked up to Faeron he realized both Luna and Skylla were standing at both sides of Faeron, Skylla with her arms crossed and looking at Spy as if she were about to kill him. In Spy's eyes it was kind of cute.

Spy: Oh, and I thought you had no sense of humor.
Faeron: Do you have a problem, human?
Spy: *Grins while holding his cigarette* Of course not, this way we can show ourselves in front of the ladies. * Crap, he just could not resist, the situation was just too funny* Don't mind that, it was just another bad joke. Want something to drink?

Spy orders 2 whiskeys, one for him, and another for Faeron. After drinking a bit his expresion totally changes to a very serious one, ready for the battle that's about to come.

Spy: We start with 20.000 Credit chips each, the antics will be of 500 and 1.000, increasing every 3 hands. If you want to keep your chips when this is over, in case you win, of course, you are free to do so. Do you have any problems with these rules, Reaper?
Faeron: Settings for a forced fast paced game. I like it, the faster I get rid of you, the better for us.

A visibly nervious croupier hands both of them their two cards. Faeron takes a sublte look at them, Spy leaves them on the table not even touching them. Spy then disables his visor and all his implants, leaving him as a normal human.

Spy: I saw both of you dancing later, I did not know it was... like that. Sorry again. (to the croupier) I take the big blind.
Faeron: Never try that again. (He's taking the big blind? Is he underestimating me? Keep calm.) I call the remaining 500.
Spy: Never asking for that again. I don't even know how to dance. (Did his eye give a light twich right now? I won't be able to get him on his nerves... Come on, I almost got you figured out) *With two light taps of his ring finger.* Check.

The croupier draws the 3 frist cards on the table.

Faeron: (He still has not looked at his cards. Pathetic human, if you think you are pulling something on me, you are wrong) Check.
Spy: (Totally not going to be able to get on his nerves. I need to slow this down) Betting 2000.
Faeron: (No, he is not pulling anything on me, he is just stupid.) Calling those 2000.

The 4th card or 'the turn' is drawn.

Spy: Check? Bet? Check? Bet?... Check.... Bet.... Cheking.
Faeron: Check.

The river (5th card) is drawn in the table.

Spy: (This bastard... He won't even attack me when I let him. He plays safe, not taking risk unless they are justified... but there is something more.) When and where did you learn to play.?
Faeron: You should focus in the game, Spy human. Check. (He does not care for the cards, he only looks at me... Did humans blink? I think I have not seen him blink yet)
Croupier: I-I-If the gentelmen c-c-c-could show their cards.

Faeron shows up his cards, a pair of nines. Spy just smiles and hands his cards to the croupier face down 'I lost this hand, there is no point to it'. The game continues and the antics have been raised 2 times. The big blind is worth 8000 credits and the small blind is worth 4000. Faeron has 30.000 chips and Spy 10.000 and 3 hands if Faeron does not bet anything. Spy has started to look at his cards and has put off his cigarette. ('Wait a bit, stupid... bird. I almost have you figured out.')

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Well my writting sucks, but what can you do. Hoping to see how you finish this Astral.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 18, 2014, 12:29:20 pm
All right, now for the epic conclusion of the poker battle. No worries Spy, your story is a great starter for the epic poker match lol. I sure hope I got it down right.
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Faeron & Spy continued their match for the next few rounds. Currently, Spy has 5,000 credits left, Faeron has 35,000. But Spy managed to figure out Faeron, or at least he thinks he does.

Spy: All right... I think I got it down now. My hand looks pretty good, looks like I'll be able to win this round. Let's see if he can handle this.
Croupier: I-I-If the gentlemen c-c-c-could show their cards.
Faeron: (shows his hand) ...3 Of A Kind.
Spy: Gotcha! Straight.
Faeron: (raised an eyebrow, he was slightly impressed) Not bad, Spy...

Spy managed to recover his chips. Right now he has 10,000, he was spot on it seems. He was regaining his faltering confidence. Faeron was good, really really good. He nearly lost in less than 5 rounds. But he managed to recover at the last moment. It's time to turn the tables...

15 minutes later.

Spy managed to reclaim his chips. Now they are once again even at 20,000 credits. The spectators were impressed. Spy managed to actually match the Reaper in front of him. He was feeling good, lady luck was loving him greatly tonight.

Faeron: Fold.
Spy: hehe...
(on to the next round)
Faeron: (looks at Spy, pondering)
Spy: (grins confidently) Raise!
Faeron: ...Fold.

The battle continues. Spy was practically on cloud 9. He has 38,000 credits now. The crowd was impressed, Faeron was cornered. Faeron however, merely looked bored, as if he wasn't even losing.

Spy: (flips a chip in his hand to the air & catches it, he smiles confidently) I gotta handed to ya. You are one hell of a poker player, for a moment I thought I was gonna lose. Come to think of it, where'd you learned how to play?
Faeron: (shrugs) I learned about this around 2,655 years ago. Well, you sure make crazy moves & even crazier bets in poker, I'll give you that. But the game's not over yet...
Spy: Of course. Let's see this to the end.
Faeron: Well... I think it's bout time I get serious... (sits in a more comfortable position, then proceeds to check his cards) Check.
Spy: Check.

The river (5th card) is drawn in the table.

Faeron: Raise. (puts his remaining credits in the pot, totaling 2,000)
Spy: This is the final stretch! Call!
Croupier: Then, i-if the gentlemen could show their cards...
Spy: Hehehe... Straight.
Faeron: (whistles) That's a good hand...
Spy: What can I say, lady luck is with me. (grins)
Faeron: (face looks serious) ...But sadly not good enough... (shows his hand) Flush.
Spy: (shocked) Wha--!?
Faeron: (takes the chips) Get ready, 'Mr. Spy'. This is where things get serious.

Spy could sense a change in Faeron. His air just became different, & he has a very bad feeling about it. But he couldn't stop now, he needs to win, no matter the cost. The Talbur is trusted in his care right now. He can't let his friends down, but he can't afford to use cheap tricks. This is very serious. He decides to go full throttle, the Reaper in front of him is a very dangerous opponent, he can't risk anything. For the next rounds, they continued to play. All the while Spy losing most of the time. He was getting nervous, but he won't show it. He decides to use his trump cards.

Spy: All right... let's try this trick. This should bait him to raise. Check.
Faeron: Check. (glances at Spy watching his reaction.)
Spy: (looks distressed for a second)
Faeron: Trying that trick, eh? (looks at his hand) He's trying to bait me. Not gonna work.
Croupier: Then, i-if the gentlemen could show their cards...
Faeron: Fold. Nice try Spy, but I won't be baited so easily.
Spy: Dammit! He didn't take the bait. (his hand holds a better one than Faeron's) Well, at least I can regain some of the chips...

10 minutes later.

Spy: (looks at his hand) Yes! Thank you Lady Luck! This is my chance to end it here!
Faeron: (looks at his hand) Check.
Spy: (noticed his slight change in attitude) I'll have to take this chance. It's now or never! (checks his last card, his confidence was boosted through the roof)
Croupier: If the gentlemen could please s-show their cards... (still nervous from the tension)
Spy: ALL IN!!!
Ender: (from a distance) What!? What is he doing!?
Whalecow: (from a distance) Spy, are you really sure about this...?
Faeron: (looks visibly surprised, but then regains his calm) Well, you got a lot of confidence don't you?
Spy: Hehe... I'm pretty confident with this hand. So? What will you do?
Faeron: (narrows his eyes a bit) Okay then... let's play your game... All in.

The room was tense. This was it. It was the end of the match that will decide who the winner is. Glaive looked at Faeron, he believes that Faeron knew what he was doing. Skylla just smiles at Faeron, she knows she can count on him. Luna was by Glaive's side, watching the match, silently trusting in Faeron's judgement.

Spy: I'm betting everything on this! Sorry man! (he puts his hand on the table, the room was shocked) Full House. (smiles confidently)
Ender: Nice! He actually has a winning hand!
Whalecow: Nice going Spy... You did good tonight.
Spy: (smiles confidently while sitting back at his chair, crossing his arms & legs in an elegant style) Well?

Faron's eyes were hidden behind the shadows of his bangs, his expression unreadable. He then proceeds to show his hand, one card at a time, Spy's face begins to falter.

Spy: N-no way... it can't be!
Faeron: 'Sorry' is about right... (puts the last card) 4 Of A Kind.
Spy: (jumps from his seat) WHAT!?
Faeron: (looks at Spy, his posture still the same) I win.

Faeron then proceeds to lean back on his chair in a comfortable position. The room bustles with surprise, no one expected this development. Spy was shocked beyond belief, at the very last moment when he though he would win, Faeron came up with a stronger hand.

Faeron: Well... I should congratulate you on a match well done, Spy. You were actually a real challenge. But sadly this game is now over. We'll take our bet now & leave.
Whalecow: Dammit! I underestimate that guy... Now we lost the Talbur & the only chance to gain those records...
Ender: Damn! Well... can't really blame Spy, he tried his best. I should cheer him up later.
Spy: WAIT!!!
Faeron: (raises his eyebrow) What now? The match is already over.
Spy: Not yet! I still have 1 last thing to bet!
Faeron: (frowns) What do you mean? You have no more chips!
Spy: I still have this... (shows the Talbur) This also counts as the stakes...
Faeron: (pissed) You think I'm stupid!? That was what we'll get if we win!
Spy: But it still counts as a stake! 1 last stake! If that's not enough then... I'll bet my suit! (puts his hand on his suit's chest dramatically)
Faeron: (stands up slowly, the air around him changing threateningly, the guests were now terrified) Enough of your games!
Spy: It's not working, think Spy, think! ...I got it! ...Then I'll add one more to the stakes. I bet... The Legion!
Whalecow: Wait-- WHAT!? (approaches Spy) You cannot be serious! We are not betting the Legion!!!
Ender: (approaches Spy) Spy, betting the Legion for history records is stupid! You tried your best! Just let it go! The Talbur isn't worth much anyways!
Spy: No! There's still one more chance! (looks at Whalecow) Please! I know I can be a stupid ass at times & can't even take things seriously at times... okay, so maybe I'm like that half the time... (looks seriously at Whalecow's eyes & holds his right shoulder with his left hand firmly) Please! I need you to trust me on this one! One chance! I just need one more chance! (bows to him) PLEASE!!!
Whalecow: ..........If you lose the Legion, I'm going to kick your ass so hard you'll be flying to Far Port. Got me!?
Spy: (straighten his posture & grabs both his shoulders, his face beaming with a smile) Thank you! I won't let you down!
Whalecow: (smirks) You better not. Or these guys will be the least of your worries. Now go get'em, & win us that data!
Spy: Roger that! (gives a 2 finger salute before turning back to Faeron)
Faeron: (frowns, he was not pleased)
Spy: So I say again. I'm willing to bet the 3 km super-dreadnought, the Legion, along with the previous stake, the Talbur. You can keep those chips. All we want is the history records. Only 1 round, all in.
Faeron: (looks at Glaive)
Glaive: (ponders for a while before answering) Do what is in you best judgement, Faeron. (looks at Spy) However... should Faeron accepts, this will be the final game. No more. Understand? (his crimson eyes glowing faintly, sending shivers down everyone's spine.)
Spy: (still remains calm) Right... Of course. This will be the last. (looks at Faeron) Well?
Faeron: And why exactly would I want that ship?
Spy: (grins) Why NOT? I've already bet everything I can, & this is the biggest of them all! If you win you get everything!
Faeron: (shrugs) Not interested in wealth & cash.
Spy: (maintains his grin) You sure? You might find something worthwhile from Legion, even if you have no interest in monetary values...
Faeron: (ponders, a million things running through his head in the span of a second, soon he gave his answer) All right then... A bet it is. The very last one.

They take their seats once again. Faeron called the Croupier who nearly jumped off his shoes. He nervously prepares the table for 1 last game. Faeron glared at Spy.

Spy: ...Sorry to be rude. But I want to see the stakes on the table. Just a bit of motivation.
Faeron: (narrows his eyes a bit) ...All right then. I do hope this banquet allows 'companions'.
Spy: Companions?
Faeron: [comms] BladeWolf, you there? Come over to the banquet room with the history records of the Ryuvians & its battle logs.
Spy: Blade-- who?

The door was suddenly opened a few moments later, & a wolf -or more like a cybernetic fenrir- appears. He was covered in black armor, & looked armed to the teeth. Red eyes glowing, sharp teeth, claws on each hind, & his tail was a chain that can turn to razor sharp blades for cutting. He walks towards Faeron, carrying a small box containing 5 codex inside.

BladeWolf: Faeron, I have brought what you requested.
Faeron: (takes the box & puts it on the table, then he pets Wolf's head) Okay, thanks. Why don't you keep Skylla company? I'll be done in a bit.
BladeWolf: Affirmative. (walks towards Skylla & sits beside her, watching the match)
Ender: Wha--!? What is that? It looks like a cybernetic fenrir... hey, wait. I thought there was a 'no weapons' policy.
Luna: (looks at Ender) You never specified 'companions'.
Guests: You call that a companion!?
Glaive: (looks at the other guests, they kept silent after Glaive's gaze glances at their direction)
Faeron: Forget about that. Time to end this match.
Spy: (looks serious) Right back at you...

The cards were dealt. They each checked their hands. It continues for another minute, the room was tense, no one knew what was going to happen. This could probably be called the poker match of the millennium.

Spy: Check. (checks his cards) Please Lady Luck... Stay with me! I'm going to need each drop of your blessing in this one!
Faeron: Check. (his expression was serious)

Soon it was time to show their hands. This was it. If Spy wins, the ADF would get those complete history records along with every single battle site & ancient ship graveyards ever recorded. But if he loses, not only will they lose the Talbur, but also the Legion. Everything rests on this match.

Ender: Come one Spy... You can't afford to lose this one.
Whalecow: I hope lady Luck is with you Spy. You're going to need every drop of luck you can get.
Croupier: u-um... T-t-then, will the g-g-gentlemen please who their h-hands... (nearly pissing his pants, Faeron was scary as hell right now)
Faeron: (puts his hand on the table) .....Straight Flush.

The room bustled. That was a very strong hand, Spy would need the absolute best hand to beat it. Everyone was almost sure he would lose, but Whalecow still have hope, no matter how small.

Spy: ..........
Faeron: (looks at Spy) .....Well?
Ender: (from a distance) Wha--!? That's a winning hand! Spy would need the best hand to win... but the odds are greatly against him... There's only a 0.000154% chance of him winning! Are we going to end up losing for good? (glances at Whalecow, noticed that he was calm, as if he has a good feeling.)
Whalecow: "Come on Spy... show me what you got..."
Spy: (shows his hand) .....
Faeron: (wide eyed in surprise) Wha...

What showed on the table was 5 cards, all in sequence from 10 to Ace, all of the same suit, the Hearts. None of them expected this development. Faeron was dumbfounded, he wasn't expecting that 0.000154% chance to happen now of all times.

Faeron: ....................(wide eyed in shock, he was at a loss for words)
Skylla: (from Faeron's side) .....Such a hand... at this stage of the game...!?
Glaive & Luna: .................... (they have no words to say, they just stood there, staring at Spy's hand)

The room was dead silent, until Spy broke the silence once more.

Spy: Royal Flush. (he looks at Faeron, expression calm & collected) I win. Lady Luck has blessed me tonight...
Faeron: (looks at the cards, before leaning back a bit in his chair with a sigh) .....I lost.
Spy: (smiles) Like I said, there's a first time for everything. Maybe it's not the first time you lost, but this is the first time you lost to me. Hehehe...

That sparked it. The room was filled wit applause, Spy just made one hell of a performance then & there, one that will be remembered for a long time to come.

Ender: (surprised beyond belief) .....He did it... He actually did it... He won!
Whalecow: (smiles) Way to go Spy...
Spy: (slumps in his chair in exhaustion, the extreme tension finally draining away from him) *phew*... That was one hell of a game...
Whalecow: (approaches the table) Well... I don't mean to impose or be rude... but we'll be taking that history record please.
Faeron: (shrugs casually, he consents without any protest) All right, all right... I lost fair & square. You can have the records. (raises a finger) But first... your DNA signature.
Whalecow: I'm sorry, what?
Glaive: (approaches him) Security reasons. This box is locked & requires a signature scan from a select individual to open. BladeWolf modified it beforehand before bringing it here to be a DNA scan, so that only certain people can access it. Namely, you.
Luna: It just needs you to put your finger on it. It will set the lock then & open. Only you can access the records afterwards.
Whalecow: Oh... okay, but why go to such extent? It's just history records.
BladeWolf: It is a necessity for security reasons.
Glaive: (grabs the box, then mentions to Whalecow) But before we hand it to you, I need to talk about something private with you. Let's go to the balcony for a bit. Take the Talbur with you, this is important. (turns to BladeWolf) BladeWolf, I'll leave the security to you during our little chat. If you find any eavesdropper... I''ll leave it to you to dissuade them.
BladeWolf: Affirmative.

Many of the guests were scared by that comment. Any human who were planning to try & eavesdrop on the conversation immediately changed their minds. After nodding in satisfaction, Glaive mentioned to Whalecow & they both went to the balcony, BladeWolf following close behind. They exit toward the balcony, after BladeWolf scanned the area to make sure there are no bugs & destroyed the few he found, while scanning once more & made absolutely sure that no more bugs, which are all now destroyed, he went back inside, closing the door behind him using his tail, & proceeds to guard the door.

BladeWolf: Attention all humans. Any human that dares to get close within a 10 meter distance to the door will be exterminated. Any human that attempts to plant a bug or listening device will be exterminated. Any human that dare tries to eavesdrop, whether with the use of listening device or other attempts, will be exterminated. No negotiations. No warning. That is all.

BladeWolf then proceeds to move in a patrolling matter in front of the door, like a vicious predator guarding its territory. The humans didn't even try to retort, they flee away from him with all due haste, not wanting to get close. Outside the balcony, Glaive & Whalecow were having a very important discussion that no one is able to hear, BladeWolf making absolutely sure of that.

Whalecow: (frowns) Was that really necessary? This is a peace summit!
Glaive: [blunt] After seeing some of the guests, & after discovering bugs in this balcony? Yes. I don't like to take any risks.
Whalecow: *sigh* You could at least try to be a bit more subtle about the security... bringing a cybernetic Wolf-shaped killing machine? Really?
Glaive: (eyes narrow) I would appreciate it if you don't refer to him as a machine.
Whalecow: Sorry... but still, that was a bit overboard.
Glaive: It was the only way. Otherwise they would not listen. Enough about this, I need to inform you something important.
Whalecow: What exactly?
Glaive: That Talbur you have may contain some data that can be quite threatening for everyone involved. I don't like to leave it be where it can be misused in the wrong hands, but you won the match fair & square.
Whalecow: Spy was the one who played, I suck at poker since I don't have much luck.
Glaive: That matters little. What I'm going to tell you is important, so listen close & keep it in your head: Don't try to dig too deep into the Talbur. You seem to be a man of your word at least.
Whalecow: I don't lie when making vows & promises. But one question, why?
Glaive: This might sound cryptic, or whatever you see it, but I'm serious when I say this: there are things best left alone. Also, know that I will fight to the death for my people & allies if I have to. I need to make sure they are safe, that includes preventing the action of others that might threaten them. (looks towards the distance) It's not a matter of the potential data that's in it, but how one uses it. I've seen enough from experience that carelessness & abuse can cause severe consequences, even if it doesn't seem like it at the start.
Whalecow: Well... I can understand that feeling.
Glaive: One last thing. I understand that you no longer support Ryuvia. Keep it that way. You are free to do as you please with the records, it's none of our concern how you go about it. I care little about your bloodline. However... the "legacy" of the Ryuvian Empire is more of a curse than a legacy. You should know better than anyone.
Whalecow: (senses that this is important, & decides to consent, it was the best way to prevent any blood shed) I'll keep that in mind. I'm working my ass off to douse the fires of war, wouldn't do to do things that would cause the opposite to happen.
Glaive: ...Good. That's all I have to say.

Glaive then proceeds to hand over the history records to Whalecow, after setting the lock so only Whalecow can access it. They entered the room once again after that, BladeWolf waiting for Glaive. It was pretty obvious that no human dared to get near the wolf or the door. Whalecow frowned, he knew this wasn't just the result of a warning.

Whalecow: (looks at BladeWolf) What did you say to them?
BladeWolf: I merely state a warning. They can comply or be exterminated. (some of the guests shivers at that statement)
Whalecow: (looks at Glaive & frowns) This is a peace summit! You can't just up & use threats like that!
Glaive: (looks back at him with an unchanging expression) I never said anything of the sort. He's not a subordinate.
BladeWolf: (looks at Whalecow) That was of my own volition. I figured it would be the best course to keep them away. I prefer efficient methods. This was the most efficient & foolproof.
Whalecow: (looks a bit dumbfounded) You make your own choices?
BladeWolf: I am not a mindless unit. I make my own directives. I would appreciate it if you would stop treating me as if I were a mindless machine. I am no such thing. (turns & walks away to the rest of the Reapers that was waiting.)
Glaive: I think it's time we leave. Good night, Whalecow. (curt nod & brief farewell, he then turns to leave)

Spy: (regains his calm, then talks to Faeron one last time) That was a life thrilling game, Faeron. I must admit, you're the strongest opponent in poker I've ever met. Maybe we can have a match again in the future? If opportunity arises that is. Don't worry, there won't be any stupid bets.
Skylla: (still irritated at him) I wouldn't count on it. Not with you.
Faeron: Seconded that. I won't fall for that twice.
Spy: Oh, no worries. Next time it would just be a normal game. Either way, Lady luck is with me.
Faeron: Luck won't always save you... Win some, lose some. You won't always get what you want, one of these days I'll show you...
Spy: *chuckle* I'll look forward to that. If I will ever be given the opportunity again.
Faeron: Hmph... (grins a bit for a split second) Good bye, Mr. Spy. We'll be taking our leave. (turns away)

Glaive approached them, after talking a brief moment in Void Language about something, they left the banquet without turning back, BladeWolf following close. The room's tension immediately dissipates. A few minutes later, the entire Void Armada disappeared without a trace.
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And done. Whalecow, you're up for the closure.

I'm really sorry about the long wait. This was supposed to be posted since 13 hours ago, but real life decides to be a jerk-ass & caused me a lot of problems that delayed it. Bah... ;x

Well, enough about my headache inducing problems. Hope you like my story, I sure hope I got the poker match down... Thanks for the pointers Spy.

Feel free to point out any mistakes I might make. ;D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 18, 2014, 12:34:55 pm
Man, poker battles are boring. Why could not it be a video game contest instead? Then there would be a room for another Mass Effect reference as well :D
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 18, 2014, 12:55:22 pm
Man, poker battles are boring. Why could not it be a video game contest instead? Then there would be a room for another Mass Effect reference as well :D

Although I was tempted at this idea, that would be too hard to implement lol.

To be honest, poker confuses the hell out of me. I had a really hard time writing this even with Spy's help on his knowledge of poker. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 18, 2014, 01:29:38 pm
What? How can you say Poker, the king of all sports, is boring?!
Anyways that was pretty good, it made me a bit exited, but I can only say one thing: a straight has a chance of occuring of 0.5% if I remeber right... Too many Flushes and Straights, but math are that weird! It can happen xD

Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 18, 2014, 01:46:08 pm
This will be leading into the conclusion, which I will type later when I have the time.
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(Glaive turns to leave. Whalecow looks down at his palm where the Talbur sits. The small box coded to his DNA signature-which he suspects the reapers recorded off it- sits in his other hand.)
Whalecow: (moves to Glaive's side and whispers) I know you can't be bought. But we don't need this, and the way Faeron was playing, you do. (He discreetly drops the Talbur into Glaive's palm, which had opened in surprise.) Destroy it, repair it, do whatever you need to. Only do it *carefully*. (His own expression darkens this time and Glaive is again surprised by Whalecow's boldness.) The entire crew of Sunrider almost died securing this, and to me that's more important than the fact that it could cause you a headache. Understand? (He regains the threatening presence of a field mouse like he usually has.)

(He turns to everyone around him and raises his voice to "announcement" level again.)

Ladies and gentlemen, at this time I would like to thank our honored guests for attending this banquet of ours. I would imagine they have more important and/or interesting things they could be doing. So thank you, most honorable men and beautiful women, (He manages to say that last part without his face getting slapped across the room.) for taking the time to show. (He takes a short bow, praying they know it was Ceran, not Ryuvian.)

(He takes a short pause. When he is certain he is not about to get chewed limb-from-limb by a giant mechanical wolf, he finishes with the Reapers in a normal tone and volume.)

Sorry about all the trouble. Damn, I sound like a politician now. Ugh. Okay, so um... you can leave at any time... of course you could have left earlier so thanks for staying... anyway, please check out with Legion as you go, in case you have any further requests of the ADF in general, and also so we can keep records straight. My first officer, always with the records. *sigh*. Good to have around though, of course. Eh... that's all I have to say... I think I've talked your ears off long enough when you have no real reason to bother listening for so long. So... Safe travels...

(He steps back as a signal that he is completely finished, and Glaive nods and leaves with the rest of the Reapers. Whalecow turns his attention to the dance floor.)

Is that... Nozomi dancing with Endershadow? (watches for a bit) Well it doesn't seem like Ender is in any danger of getting launched across the room. (smiles)

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Okay, I'll write the super-long conclusion later. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 18, 2014, 04:41:11 pm
Nice match thought, althought I really hope that we can reverse engineer that thing, you know. Maybe we will find a copy of Half-life 3 on it....Maybe that's why Glaive told Leader Whalecow Not to reverse engineer it :P

Now for the last part of mine...sorry for the lenght guy, but I'm trying to make it short as possible, because I think i post it too much now.

Mission 2.1 "Whale of Sumbit: Where is Space Whale meat anyway?"

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KTKM put the ice bag away and inject a stimpack to the body, Yes it can't heal the slap hole that the Reapers make. But at least it can heal the pain.
KTKM: Damn...(Now the pain is gone, KTKM can speak properly) That....Reapers....Those Winged-Earphoned Barbarain...Really? That's way to agressive for a civilized creature. Now we can comfirmed that Reapers are totally barbarian.
Kuchekov: (Inject a wierd-looking medicine to his face, and the mark on his face is totally gone) Use this, son. (He throw another syringe that full of medicine to KTKM) Another result of the research file, heal your wound 250 times faster than normal.
KTKM: Wait...what? Y-you actually got anything rather than potatoes!?
Kuchekov: Yes, this is the medicine that I got after a long research in the document you give me. The result is this medicine. It make your cell recover 250 times faster like our potatoes grow. Althought it can't make you stronger or anything, but It's pretty good, isn't it?
KTKM: Why the hell you never told me about this before....(Inject the Syringe to the wound) Ugh...That's...hurt a bit...
Kuchekov: Beware for the minor effect, Comrade KTKM. Because your cells are recover and get older, the rate of flaking cell will be increase. It still in the experiment part. So do not try to use it in any stupid way.
KTKM: I'm not a stupid captain, oldman. You think I pissed them for nothing? Pff...I recorded every single part of their movement and reaction. As far as I can tell, these reapers have really strong body, and high technology...but one thing they have that weaker than 'us'...
Kuchekov: What?
KTKM: Their mid, Dr.Kuchekov. Their mind aren't strong...They are not a calm creature. When they are angry, they can't hold their anger. Instead, they will fight and beat whoever or whatever that make them angry. The anger change the civilized High-tech-smart-ass Creature to become a Humaniod babarian. Their anger are stronger than humans...that is a very weak point of them.
Kuchekov: Hm...Kind of an impressive that you find out about their anger (Note some of KTKM's words in his notebook.) That is very interesting, I'll try to use that information for my future research.
KTKM: Yeah, I will try to annoy them for more. Every time I make them angry, It mean that we will get more data about their weakness.
Kuchekov: Son, Are yout trying to find a way to kill them?
KTKM: No, no, oldman. Why will I kill them anyway? I annoy them because it so fun! Imagine that! I don't think there's many humans that pissed off Reapers and still alive! And try to piss them more and more! If I finally found all of their weakness,I wouldn't try to use it to wipe them out or anything. Instead, I'll just use it to annoy them more. Hehe...
Kuchekov: Not a bad plan...but where is your Helmsman? Is he in the bathroom.
KTKM: While you are lying on the table, he ask to go back to the ship for a bit to 'cook a peace sumbit foods' he said. I don't know what he's trying to do thought. Probably trying to cook a Potato-based food and give it to reapers as a sign of freindship.
Kuchekov: Potato-based food? Now that is interesting. That will make a test that the reapers hate potatoes or not. Oh look, he's back now.

(KTKM and Kuchekov saw Helmsman holding a basket that full of many food containers. After Helmsman saw 2 of them completely recover from the wound, he almost want to use mashed potato to clean his eyes. As both of them have no mark on the face at all, look good as before.)
Helmsman: I didn't know you have a regeneration implant, sir.
KTKM: I didn't, comrade. I don't have any implant. It just a medicine, a special one that make your cell recover 250 time faster like our potato.
Kuchekov: It actually the same tech as what it did in potato. Althought I still can't figure out much why it only work in the potato, but now look! It works with human cell too!
KTKM: You mean....You didn't expect that to work in the first place? Nevermind....at least you tested it to yourself first before give it to me. So, what's in that food container, comrade? Don't tell me it's potatoes again.
Helmsman: It is, sir.
KTKM: Ah, you always love those potatoes, don't chya? Hm...why don't you sit down here for a bit, com'on let us talk. We need to talk about what to do with those WEBs next
Helmsman: (sit down in the chair)  WEBs? What is that, sir? New type of technology?
KTKM: A short call for Winged-Earphoned Barbarian. Do I need to tell you more what are they?
Helmsman: .....You really hate them, do you?
KTKM: No, no. Not at all, comrade! I actually like them! Have another plan to annoy them more to make them like me too!
Helmsman: I don't think they will really be please with this....
Kuchekov: They never please with humans before, son. And will never again after what we did today *a litte bit of laugh*
KTKM: Yeah, and they will never please with potato too. Because we use it to turn their anger *laugh*
Helmsman: Oh. (look sad a bit) I shouldn't cook these then...(look at the food containers in his basket) Maybe I should change it to Whale meat instead....
KTKM: Dude, there's plenty of Beef and Cabbage in our fridge, why don't you cook them too? Oh, right, you really love potatoes. Probably trying to make reapers become a potato-addict like you too.
Helmsman: *sight* Sir, I am not a potato-addict. Unlike you that being a torpedo addict. I just....like them, the potatoes.
Kuchekov: Like? Hm...I never heard that words from you before, You must really have a long story about it, about why you like the potatoes.
KTKM: An interesting story? Hey, comrade, why don't you tell us too?
Helmsman: It's....not a really interesting story. Kind of a boring one....It...just a standard sad story like you ever heard before.
KTKM: (notice a sad feeling from Helmsman) Alrighttt, it's okay friend, it's okay. If you don't want to talk about that. Let's change the subjec-...
(Helmsman pour a bottle of vodka to his shot, then swallow it quickly as he can.)
Helmsman: No, I will tell it. Telling the sad story will make you feel much better...at least didn't feel empty like this anymore (he swing his empty glass a little bit) The story start when I was a kid.
(Helmsman look very depressing, his eyes starting to looking to nothing when he start to pour another shot of vodka.)
Helmsman: I was a kid in the Farland. A very far away planet that even PACT-Alliance war couldn't affect us. I didn't really know if the life on that planet were good or not. Because me and my family leave as a poor. (He drink up his shot again.) We lived in the small cottage, dad is dead and long gone before I was born. The only family left to me is my mom and big sister. My dad owe a big debt of momey to some group of Noblemen. So my mom need to work hard to pay the increase of debt. So most of the money go there.
We often afford food, mom always work hard to pay debt, so the only thing left every month were a small amount of credit that not even enough to buy a bottle of water. and those crediters never have a mercy on us...When our mom can't pay the increase, they will do anything to her, hit her with the stick, punch her, slap her and...even rape her...in front of me and my big sis....
(His hand is shaking while telling the story, he drop the shot glass to the table as he can't hold it anymore while trying to hold his tear.)
Helmsman: Mom always said she's okay...but we know she isn't. Because we have no money to afford food, the only thing we usually ate is tender grass. It's-it's not even what we should eating but....we have no choice Life back then was pretty harash... (He sobbing a bit) But then...one day, mom came back from working with lots of potato seeds in her hand. She said we wouldn't going to eat grass anymore after this, because we will grow potatoes from our own...
KTKM: So that's why you like potato...
Helmsman: No-no...The story wasn't end there. Because the soild in the Farland weren't good for growing plant, it-it take almost a half year to grow them, and it even smaller than a 120-day-old well growth potato. But in that day when we harvest the potatoes together, and eat the cooked potato, mashed potato, potato soup and many many potatoes together...but...it-it...it was the last time...
The last time that I'm with my family.
(He can't hold his tear anymore, he begin to crying queitly while continue the story. KTKM remain queit.)
Helmsman: This debt owner said that they need the money real fast, and they noticed that they can't get a big sum of money fast enough for them if they continue to collect the increase of debt like this. so they did what? ...Selling my mom and sister to the slavery market. Farland was a planet that law wouldn't affect anymore, our government was nothing but a trash to them. That is why slavery market in Farland still alive...They-they take them in the late night, burn up the cottage...and leave me in the hell of fire.
(Helmsman grab a bottle of vodka, now he drink it without glass, instead he drink directly from the bottle until it's empy, then he finally put the bottle down and begin to talk again)
Helmsman: ....and that's the end of my story. (He wipe his tear from his eyes) I never heard anything from my mom and big sis again. I don't know why they wouldn't take me with them too, maybe they don't want a boy in slavery market anymore. The rest of the story is what you already know, our motherworld takeover farland and make it become part of them, I join up our motherland's space marine in 15. Then I become a commando leader....and another long story that you know until I met you there in the far away space, captain.
KTKM: Well, I was-..kinda Uh..I'm sorry about that, comrade.
Helmsman: No need to be story, sir. It's not your fault at all about this.
Kuchekov: Son, They're leaving, those Reapers.
Helmsman: What!? But I haven't preapre anything to them! I-I can't give the potatoes like this to them...they...probably hate the potatoes by now.
KTKM: (make a bit of smile, but not a silly one) They wouldn't, comrade. Trust me, no one can decline a food from the true heart. You didn't cook it  because you were force to do for money, but you cook it to show your 'friendly being' to them, right?
Helmsman: Uh-it's not some kind of friendly like you do. I'm just trying to tell them that we mean no harm, trying all the best I could.
KTKM: Yeah, if they're trying to decline your food, or throwing your food back like they did to me, I'll go there and punch them in the face! no matter what. So don't worry, everything will be fine.
Helmsman: It wouldn't if you trying things like that , captain...*sight*

But then, Helmsman actually walk there. He walk to the Reapers, handing his basket that full of food container that contain potato-based food that he make them himself
Helmsman: I'm uh-...forget it, I'm from the Torpedo Dealer Group...uh...W-we didn't mean to- uh- disprespect you or anything (hand a basket to Glaive) This is the-uh- o-our gift. It's a food...(Helmsman actually really afraid of them) I mean- Oh god, I can't hold this! (as soon as one of the reaper recieve the basket, he ran out, leaving nothing but the basket behind)

But that's not the end of the potato's story. Finally, KTKM appear from nearly, but not too near to be noticed by Helmsman. KTKM quickly walk toward the group of Reapers.
KTKM: Greeting again. (KTKM give a smile to them, but not a silly smile. It's a cold smile instead. The altitude were completely change from before. And the Reapers noticed that there's no mark on KTKM's body anymore, completely recover.)
KTKM: So...you are angry because I show you potato seed? ha! that was an interesting reaction you know? punching and slaping humans because they show you a potato seed *laugh* But one thing thought, winged guys. Our "Tech" aren't useless as you may think...I mean- have you ever think about growing more plant to prevent an entire galaxy from starvation? no? oh well, you probably prefer the gian gigantic weapon anway...or maybe your people don't need food to live. it maybe seem useless, but you will know what will happen if it came to the wrong and right hand. Oh, and I forgot, here, have this.
(KTKM throw a potato, not mean to throw as weapon, but mean to throw to make one of them catch it. Luckily, one of the reaper catch it and got it in their hand)
KTKM: Happy trails! Winged men!

(KTKM walk quickly and dissapear before Reapers can do anything, well it actually like a quick run. But anyway...)

...

And thank you for reading as always! Still, sorry for the lenght and crappy story. At least I try the best I can to make those Reapers angry  :P


Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 18, 2014, 05:49:15 pm
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ;D

Oh, KTKM. Another one of your great stories!

Also, nice job on the Helmsman there. That story was deep. You integrated the commando part nicely, it makes for a strong impact. 8)

P.S I'll add another post later for my closure.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 18, 2014, 06:53:09 pm
Some point after KTKM and Kuchekov were hit across the room by the reapers...

Ender walks over to the reapers who seem angry.

Ender: I'm really sorry for KTKM and Kuchekov. I doubt Kuchekov actually knew what he was saying since you're language is very information dense. This really wasn't supposed to be as "eventful" as it's been.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 19, 2014, 05:56:46 am
Hey, sorry guys. The site got me and now I have to retype this after a Target shift. I'm not doing this because I like you! Well... maybe a little bit. :D
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(Ironically, the Reapers had been the life of the party. After they leave, it is not long before the other guests begin to trickle out of the banquet. Whalecow stands by the door to say goodbye and wish them safe travels. First to walk by is Fontana.)

Fontana: Thank you very much for the banquet, comrade. It was wonderful.
Whalecow: Sorry about the... threat.
Fontana: That's okay. I am PACT. I understand the desire to protect your territory.
Whalecow: My... territory?
Fontana: Never mind, it's nothing.
Whalecow: Ah well, maybe it's one of those things I'll figure out later?
Fontana: I would say your odds are good. Anyway, thanks again. It was also nice seeing Arcadius again. I tried to get him to come with me. PACT could use his help.
Whalecow: But he said no? Why?
Fontana: He seems to see something special in the Alliance for the Defense of Freedom. Arcadius has always been stubborn, so I didn't press him. Well... farewell.
Whalecow: See ya, Fontana!

(Fontana leaves, and shortly thereafter, Grey passes without a word to Whalecow. Kryska follows after him, stopping to give Whalecow a quick hug before being ordered to "hurry up". She leaves, and WL2 is next to pass by a few minutes later.)

Whalecow: Hey... sorry I couldn't talk to you earlier, but... events... prevented me from it. I really have no valid reason, to be honest. It's not like you're my arch nemesis, after all!
WL2: ...
Nozomi: (She walks up to Whalecow and whispers something into his ear, and then backs off a bit) Ender is going to escort me back to Legion.
Whalecow: That's... unsettling.
Nozomi: Come on, daddy! It's just a walk! Not a date or anything!
Whalecow: I meant that other thing you were talking about.
Nozomi: Oh... See you later, captain. (she walks off with Endershadow as he passes.)
Whalecow: (turns back to WL2) So... turns out we're arch nemeses.
WL2: ...
Whalecow: Awkward... hey, can I ask you something?
WL2: What?
Whalecow: Can you... take care of Asaga for me? I know you're supposed to be evil and all, but can you just make sure she doesn't kill herself? I find myself... unable to do the job.
WL2: Very well. I will take care of her.
Whalecow: You had to say it like THAT. Listen, you. You screw with her, I come for you. Exile or no exile.
WL2: You mean you won't just send your teenage daughter? I'm SO scared. You have not shown yourself a threat to me in the slightest.
Whalecow: You'd better pray to the heavens that I never do.
WL2: You do not scare me. The Trinacrian Empire will roll over you if you get in our way.
Whalecow: Take your shot. We'll be ready.
WL2: ...

(He turns and walks away. Then Asaga walks by in the same manner Grey did, Sola right behind her. As opposed to with Grey, however, Whalecow has something to say.)

Whalecow: Hey, Asaga... How about that poker game?
Asaga: ... (She just keeps walking.)
Whalecow: We should do video games next time. Make it more fun.
Asaga: ... (she continues to ignore him.)
Whalecow: Asaga... (She is almost out of the room and out of sight.) ...I'll get right to the point then. Asaga... I'm sorry.
Asaga: (she stops on the threshold, but remains facing away from him.) ...What?
Whalecow: I won't apologize for what I said to you... but I'm sorry for how I said it.
Asaga: This changes nothing. The sentence has been passed down.
Whalecow: I don't give a damn about any of that.
Asaga: Then... why apologize?
Whalecow: Because I DO give a damn about YOU, Asaga. I really don't like what you did, in fact, it burns me up... you know I don't usually curse... but I was so mad. Listen. To me you're still that young lady that joined Hephaestus after Cera, and helped us win the war. The same girl who played Duel Creatures with me during coffee breaks.
Asaga: ...
Whalecow: ...
Asaga: ...What game would it be?
Whalecow: I think you can guess.
Asaga: (grins) Mass Effect?
Whalecow: Mass Effect.
Sola: ... (she just face-palms, grinning.)
Asaga: I hear ME14 has just come out.
Whalecow: Yeah! It's supposed to have a new Online Multiplayer Campaign Mode! Finally!
Asaga: I guess... we'll have to play it some time.
Whalecow: Not looking forward to deathmatch though... it will be complete, irrevocable...
Sola: ...Fatality.

(Asaga and Whalecow geek out for a while, Sola standing there, grinning. Though Asaga never turns around. Eventually, she is told to head back before the fleet leaves without her. Asaga says goodbye and Sola follows. Whalecow gives her a wink as she passes, which she returns.)
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(Whalecow stays behind after the party to help clean up, and Nozomi comes back from Legion to assist as well. They are nearly finished and the captain and his daughter head out to the balcony to wind down a bit while the ice sculpture which had melted 20 posts ago is dealt with. Nozomi comes out a little bit later.)

Nozomi: Whatcha doin'?
Whalecow: Looking at the stars.
Nozomi: Aren't you a little young to be philosophically pondering the heavenly bodies?
Whalecow: Yes, yes I am.
Nozomi: We can't save them all, captain.
Whalecow: That doesn't mean we can't try. The galaxy can burn... as long as we can save one more life.
Nozomi: I hope it doesn't come to that.
Whalecow: Me too.
Nozomi: What happens now, father?
Whalecow: Now... business as usual, starting tomorrow. We split up and do what we need to do until the next muster is necessary.
Nozomi: So there will be time for romance?
Whalecow: Um... well, Endershadow will have to stay with us to assume command of Legion's mech forces. We need another Havoc 1 to lead them. He'll be on Legion indefinitely I would imagine, so you can see each other whenever.
Nozomi: I didn't mean us... and we're just really close friends!
Whalecow: Well, who did you mean then?
Ava: (She walks out onto the balcony, interrupting whatever Nozomi was about to say, if anything.) There you two are! What are you still doing down here?
Whalecow: Stargazing.
Ava: *sigh*. You two HAVE to be blood-related. That would prove my theory that unbelievableness is genetic. Just come back to the ship. The crew is getting a bit worried.
Nozomi: I don't think it's the "crew" that's worrying.
Ava: What does *that* mean?
Nozomi: Nothing! I'm going, I'm going. (she walks off quickly.)
Ava: (to Whalecow) You coming?
Whalecow: (still looking at the stars) In a minute.
Ava: ...
Whalecow: ...
Ava: ...Do the stars give you peace?
Whalecow: Yes... a bit. Every point of light is a potential war, and such conflict brings out the worst-and the best- in us. I think that the ADF has more of the best than the worst. A LOT more. We'll find a way.
Ava: How? War is like a hurricane. It overshadows and sucks in anyone it can get its hands on, and never surrenders them.
Whalecow: I think you know how, Ava.
Ava: ...Yes. We fly into the center of the darkness... and we light it up like a Christmas tree.
Whalecow: We become the eye...

The eye of the storm.
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Time for credits! Enjoy this song, once again ignoring the Avatar pictures if you wish. It's good either way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unwLejGHrEQ

Next time: The ADF begins the search for Lost Technology to keep as much from Grey as possible, as he seeks to expand the Solar Alliance to record size... by hook or by crook. And finally, the showdown that is three years in the making... Rear Admiral Kryska Stares versus Second Veniczar Icari Isidolde! (That's right, Veniczar.) This and much more, next time!

Extra special thanks to Endershadow for this wonderful scenario!

Credits for "Whale Of A Summit"


Guest Appearances
Sola di Ryuvia
Kryska Stares
Cosette "Commander Shepard" Cosmos
Asaga "The Empress" di Ryuvia
Nozomi "Maray" Shields
Ava Crescentia
Veniczar Fontana
Solomon "Veniczar" Arcadius
Admiral "Harold" Grey


Alliance for the Defense of Freedom
Endershadow (Thanks again!)
KTKM
Helmsman
Kuchekov
Not-A-PACT-Spy
Lucca
Whalecow


Trinacrian Empire
Wingsoflibertytwo
Evasive Marvel


The Reapers
Astral_Raider
(In order of SEEN danger level in descending order)
Luna
Glaive
Skylla
Faeron
...and...um...Bladewolf? (maybe he should go higher up on the list? Oh well.)










All that is necessary for the triumph of evil
 is that good men do nothing.
-Edmund Burke



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END.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Endershadow on December 19, 2014, 06:16:28 am
Just in case you weren't already aware, no prince/moralist points are going to be given out for the banquet.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Whalecow on December 21, 2014, 06:22:56 am
Astral Raider needs to learn from Ava to limit his alcohol consumption before bedtime. lol.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 21, 2014, 08:56:26 pm
All right, now that I'm up & about, time for the Closure for the Reapers.
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Location: Inside the Banquet
Time: After the "terrible two" got dragged away

Ender: (walks over to the reapers who seem angry) I'm really sorry for KTKM & Kuchekov. I doubt Kuchekov actually knew what he was saying. This really wasn't supposed to be as "eventful" as it's been.
Skylla: (frowning) You should really keep an eye on those "friends" of yours. ugh...
Faeron: Are your friends always like this?
Ender: Um... sorry to ask this, but... what exactly did he say? About your language I mean...
Luna: This: (repeats what Kuchekov said in the Reaper Language) Honestly... (shakes her head)
Skylla: I swear... that was one of the WORST sexual harassment I have EVER received! (crosses her arms & goes into a huff, still irritated) Damn perverts...

Ender was stock still, shocked at the revelation. He then proceeds to facepalm while suppressing the surging headache. What those 2 committed is very much a crime of sexual harassment. They were lucky they only escaped with a few bruises & a slap. What Kuchekov said would warrant enough in human society for them to be thrown into jail.

Ender: (muttering under his breath while facepalming) Those idiots...! (looks back at the Reapers) I'm really really sorry about them. I'll be sure to make them stay put & out of trouble... I never intend any of this to happen. (looks apologetically)
Faeron: (grins a bit) Well, at least you have the decency to apologize.
Luna: We appreciate your consideration. (slight smile for a split second)
Skylla: It's fine. Just... *sigh* We'd really appreciate it if we can stop receiving any more forms of sexual harassment.
Ender: I'll do my best. Again, sorry for all the trouble. Try to enjoy the rest of the banquet, I'll keep an eye out on these trouble makers so they don't do anything stupid.
Glaive: (nods) We would appreciate that.
Ender: I'll be going now, enjoy the rest of the banquet.

With that done, Ender walked off. A minute later, Grey would be the one to annoy the Reapers further with his "diplomatic chat."
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Location: Inside the Banquet
Time: After Glaive & Whalecow's private chat

Glaive turns to leave. Whalecow looks down at his palm where the Talbur sits. The small box coded to his DNA signature-which he suspects the reapers recorded off it- sits in his other hand.

Whalecow: (moves to Glaive's side and whispers) I know you can't be bought. But we don't need this, and the way Faeron was playing, you do. (He discreetly drops the Talbur into Glaive's palm, which had opened) Destroy it, repair it, do whatever you need to. Only do it *carefully*. (His own expression darkens this time) The entire crew of Sunrider almost died securing this, and to me that's more important than the fact that it could cause you a headache. Understand? (He regains the threatening presence of a field mouse like he usually has)

He turns to everyone around him and raises his voice to "announcement" level again.

Whalecow: Ladies and gentlemen, at this time I would like to thank our honored guests for attending this banquet of ours. I would imagine they have more important and/or interesting things they could be doing. So thank you, most honorable men and beautiful women, (He manages to say that last part without his face getting slapped across the room.) for taking the time to show. (He takes a short bow, praying they know it was Ceran, not Ryuvian.)

The Reapers were bit surprised that Whalecow knew the Reaper's greeting, the short bow (ones Japanese uses to greet each other). They returned a light bow to him without him noticing, before straightening their posture again. Whalecow takes a short pause. When he is certain he is not about to get chewed limb-from-limb by a giant cybernetic wolf, he finishes with the Reapers in a normal tone and volume.

Whalecow: Sorry about all the trouble. Damn, I sound like a politician now. Ugh. Okay, so um... you can leave at any time... of course you could have left earlier so thanks for staying... anyway, please check out with Legion as you go, in case you have any further requests of the ADF in general, and also so we can keep records straight. My first officer, always with the records. *sigh*. Good to have around though, of course. Eh... that's all I have to say... I think I've talked your ears off long enough when you have no real reason to bother listening for so long. So... Safe travels...

The Reapers gave him a curt nod before turning to leave. Whalecow then proceeds to move his attention to the banquet once more, watching Ender & Nozomi dancing on the dance floor.
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Before the Reapers could take a step towards the door, they sensed one more presence approaching them. They turned towards the presence, which was none other than KTKM's Helmsman. They recognized him from before when KTKM & Kuchekov "accidentally" committed one of the worst sexual harassment possible towards the female Reapers. The air about his was different however, they can sense it. He doesn't mean bad, & he's holding a basket of food in his hands.

Helmsman: I'm uh-...forget it, I'm from the Torpedo Dealer Group...uh...W-we didn't mean to- uh- disrespect you or anything (hands the basket to Glaive) This is the-uh- o-our gift. It's food...(Helmsman actually really afraid of them) I mean- Oh god, I can't hold this! (he shoved the basket, which Faeron received, before turning away & fleeing.)
Faeron: (looks at the basket) It looks like he made this himself... It's got a really nice smell...
Luna: ...We didn't even get to say thank you.
Skylla: Let's just leave a message to one of his friends then. Maybe to Whalecow.
Glaive: (nods) ...Though, that man seems to be more than meets the eye...
Faeron: ...Yeah... I can sense it too. He's got combat experience. From what I can tell, most likely an elite unit. Commando Captain perhaps?

While they ponder a bit, KTKM once again shows up. Most of his injuries were gone, including the bruise on his face the slap mark. Though they did see that a part of his face skin looks a bit dry, probably due to whatever he's using. But that wasn't what caught their attention, his air changed completely from before. It wasn't the air of a silly idiot looking to piss off someone for stupid reasons. No, it was the air of a fearsome warrior. They knew from a glance that this man was not to be underestimated despite his previous harassment & idiotic attitude. They could feel that he held at least the same amount of combat ability as the Helmsman, probably also an elite.

KTKM: Greetings again. (KTKM give a smile to them, but not a silly smile. It was a cold smile, one seen only from elite combatants that have seen many things in life. His attitude was different from before, he had a serious stance & a cold glint in his eyes.) So...you're are angry because I show you our potato seed? Ha! That was an interesting reaction you know? punching and slapping humans because they show you a potato seed *laugh* But one thing though, winged guys. Our "Tech" aren't as useless as you may think... I mean- have you ever think about growing more crops to prevent an entire galaxy from starvation? no? oh well, you probably prefer your gigantic weapons anyway... or maybe your people doesn't need food to live. It may seem useless, but you will know what will happen if it came to the wrong hands. Oh, and I forgot, here, have this.

KTKM throws a potato, not to throw as weapon, but to make one of them catch it. Luckily, one of them captured it.

BladeWolf: (catches the potato with his tail)
KTKM: Happy trails! Winged men! (turns around & disappears into the crowd)
BladeWolf: (looks at the potato & scans it in the blink of an eye) [Void Language] An ordinary potato.
Faeron: [Void Language] That guy wasn't ordinary either...
Skylla: [Void Language] It seems we discovered a lot of surprises today.
Glaive: [Void Language] Indeed... We should head back now. Don't want the food we got to get cold. Let's leave a message to Whalecow to hand over to that Helmsman, to show our thanks for the gift.
Luna: (nods, she then ask the waiter for a piece of paper & pen then proceeds to write a short message of thanks, then proceeds to walk over to Whalecow)
Whalecow: (noticed her) Is there something you still need?
Luna: (hands over the neatly folded note) Give this to that KTKM guy, or if you can, to his Helmsman. You can check the message if you want, it's just a short "thank you".
Whalecow: (raises an eyebrow) A thank you? (looks at the other Reapers & noticed that Faeron was holding a basket. he doesn't know why BladeWolf was holding a potato in his metallic chain tail though.) Ah... so that's it.
Luna: Also, we don't know why you decide to give us the Talbur, but still, thank you. We'll be taking our leave now.

Luna Returns to the others. They then faced Whalecow once more, then proceed to give him a light bow (a Japanese bow), even BladeWolf gave a curt bow. They then left the room without another word, leaving Whalecow a bit surprised. He didn't know that they use a light bow as one of their greetings, & it was almost the same as the Ceran's bow. After they left, he looks at the note in his hand, then decides to read a bit out of curiosity. Luna did say it was fine if he read it. Inside it was a short note written in neat handwriting.

Note:
"Thank you for the gift. We know you put a lot of effort into it, & it holds a special meaning for you. We appreciate it."

Whalecow: (raises an eyebrow, then smiles) Well, better be sure to give this to KTKM's Helmsman then. He did good tonight, despite the chaos KTKM & Kuchekov made.

With that, he kept the note safely in his coat's pocket. He'll hand it over to KTKM's Helmsman later. The banquet wasn't as smooth as he wanted it to go, but he was still satisfied. They gained a lot tonight, & he understands a bit more about the Reapers, even if only ever so slightly.
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Location: Legion's Bridge
Time: After the Void Representatives Returned

? ? ? ? ? (male): [comms] Our guests have returned safely.
Ava: Good to know. Oh... Is there anything else you need?
? ? ? ? ?: (talks in his comm for a bit, is seems he received a new update, he then looks back at Ava) [comms] Yes, there is one thing. This is a message from our Lord, to all humans including the ADF.
Ava: What is it?
? ? ? ? ?: (his gaze behind the visor turns cold, though it wasn't visible, it sends shivers down the spines of the crew on the bridge, his voice was cold & emotionless) [comms] Don't get in our way. That is all.
Ava: (she was nervous but kept her calm) Right. I'll... be sure to tell that to the captain.
? ? ? ? ?: (nods, then cuts off the comms)
Bridge: (breathes a sigh of relief, each slumping in their chairs, Ava took a deep breath & release it in a sigh to let the tension dissipate)
Ava: *sigh* All right... good work everyone. Let's keep it up for a bit more. Soon the other guests will also be leaving.

After the hardest part came to pass. They continued to work. The Void warping out & disappeared without a trace a few moments later, which leaves the guests very relieved.
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Location: Void Armada, Skylla's Command Ship
Time: Moments after the Void Armada warped out

Glaive, Luna, Faeron, Skylla & BladeWolf were currently in Cosette's room. They just returned from the hangars & went to visit Cosette to give her a few souvenirs they got from the banquet along with sharing the food that they got from KTKM's Helmsman.

Skylla: Cosette, we're back. So... how did you find the banquet?
Cosette: It was... okay. (looks at BladeWolf uncomfortably) Um.....
BladeWolf: (looks back at her) It is rude to stare.
Cosette: Wha--!? It can talk!?
Faeron: Right... You haven't met him before. Cosette, meet BladeWolf.
BladeWolf: (nods towards her in greeting) Greetings. I am BladeWolf.
Cosette: Um... Cosette...
BladeWolf: Yes, your name was in the new registry.
Glaive: I see you're surprised. BladeWolf here is a very trustworthy brothers in arms of ours. He's from a race known as Cyberlons, both of our race comes from the same origins.
Cosette: Whoa... (looks astonished)
Skylla: Anyway, Cosette. We brought you a few souvenirs, one of them are from one of your friends. He seems to like potatoes a lot. He made enough here for 6 servings, I'll just put your share on the table along with the rest.
Cosette: Huh... So that guy can cook.
Faeron: Anyways... we came here to tell you something important.
Cosette: (looks at him) What is it?
Faeron: (looks serious) We managed to gather a lot of info in the banquet. This will affect our future destinations, & missions.
Cosette: So that means...
Skylla: (returns from the table) Your 1st mission will start soon. To be more exact, in 1 week.
Luna: Like we told you before, we'll provide you with all the necessary gears. This mission will require you to infiltrate a few locations & 'get rid' of certain targets for us.
Glaive: But first, there will be training. You'll need it to survive in these missions.
Luna| Get some rest & eat properly, your training starts the day after tomorrow.
Cosette: (looks serious) All right. Bring it!

The 4 of them nodded in satisfaction, & then bid her farewell. Cosette thanked them one last time for allowing her to see the banquet, even if she's not directly there, & also for the souvenirs. Skylla just smiled in return while Glaive & Luna gave curt nods before all of them left, Faeron carrying the basket of food KTKM's Helmsman gave to them. Cosette then proceeds to walk back to the table to eat. She found that the Helmsman's dish are all delicious, but it also hold a nostalgic feel to it. A bit later that night, the 4 Reapers would also have the same thoughts as Cosette. The dish KTKM's Helmsman prepared for them was delicious & held a deep meaning behind it, it has a nostalgic taste to it.
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Location: Glaive's Command Ship, Inside Glaive's Personal Office
Time: 2 hours after midnight

Glaive sat on his chair, multiple codex floating in front of him & his sides, showing countless information which he deciphers at astonishing speeds. Some of the information that was shown held the profiles of all the ADF members along with all the other guests in the banquet. It shows all the information they manged to gather while they were there. He was carefully examining each one, & decides that it would be best to avoid them. These humans smell like trouble, & knowing their nature they would drag those around them. Glaive would make sure that the Void Faction won't be dragged into it. After a moment, he noticed someone entering the door, it was BladeWolf.

BladeWolf: Glaive, still here at this time of the day?
Glaive: BladeWolf, did you need something?
BladeWolf: None of immediate importance. I was merely taking a stroll.
Glaive: I see. (looks back at the codex)
BladeWolf: Are those data this important to the point where you need to stay here this late? Even if Reapers require no sleep, you should at least use some time to relax.
Glaive: Thanks for the consideration. Not all of the data are that important, but some does held a level of importance, particularly this 'Mr. Smith'...
BladeWolf: That human, it is the one that tried to find some of our technology, correct?
Glaive: Yes, though he's quite slippery for a human. We can't seem to pin point his exact location, other than the very vague hint leading to the area around a planet called 'Far Port', or 'New Ongess' as it stands now... But even then, I have a high suspicion that this is a fake trail...
BladeWolf: Then shall we head to said coordinates for our next destination?
Glaive: (shakes his head) No, it was only a very vague hint. But the location of 3 of our missing targets that needs to be destroyed could be anywhere within the massive area after it, or worse, the area away from it which is a vast ocean of stars...
BladeWolf: (walks over to Glaive's side & looks at some of the codex) Then why not lure our own lead?
Glaive: Lure? What do you have in mind?
BladeWolf: It is quite simple. The last target we are currently looking for is of very low value, but there is no doubt that our target would take great interest in it. We wait for the transaction, then we pin point the location of our target. (looks at Glaive) I think, this is the most efficient method.
Glaive: (ponders a bit) That's actually not a bad idea. Nice work, BladeWolf. (pets his head) We'll discuss the details later with the others. This could be used in coordination with my plan to gain the lead we need.
BladeWolf: Does this plan of yours involve the young female on board Skylla's Command Ship?
Glaive: To an extent, yes. Now with that out of the way... (looks at the next few codex)
BladeWolf: Glaive, a question. What shall we do with the Talbur?
Glaive: (looks at BladeWolf) Well... I guess the logical thing to do would be to destroy it, seeing as what it is...
BladeWolf: ...I have been pondering this since we left the banquet: Why did that human gave us the Talbur? He had acquired it fairly.
Glaive: ..........
BladeWolf: Glaive?
Glaive: It's nothing important. All that matters is that we acquired the Talbur, for better or for worse...
BladeWolf: .....(looks back at some of the codex) It was unexpected that Faeron lost, he is a very skilled player.
Glaive: That was indeed an unexpected turn of events.
BladeWolf: I have counted your win : loss ratio when playing against Faeron to be at 2.508.432 : 2.508.430.
Glaive: (smirks) So I'm only ahead of him by 2 points? You kept record of that it seems.
BladeWolf: I find the match interesting, so I decided to record the points while watching the 4 of you play.
Glaive: So you also counted Luna & Skylla's points? Out of curiosity, why did you record it?
BladeWolf: I do not have a particular reason. But I suppose it is quite 'fun'.
Glaive: Do you also record your own win : loss ratio?
BladeWolf: Yes. I have won 2.508.388 times when playing against all of you.
Glaive: Well... maybe we should play again together some time.
BladeWolf: Indeed. Though that was an unexpected loss on our part. (looks at Glaive) You do not seem to be bothered.
Glaive: It wasn't his fault. Even I was surprised by the turn of events. I've known him for a long time, he went all out on that match. But I guess we never had much luck to begin with...
BladeWolf: You know him very well.
Glaive: He is my best friend... I can always trust him when it counts most...
BladeWolf: (nods) I shall help you in finishing these tasks.
Glaive: No need. I'm almost done.
BladeWolf: (looks at Glaive) Luna will get lonely.
Glaive: (smiles & ruffles BladeWolf's head) Fine. You finish these & I'll look into the rest.
BladeWolf: Affirmative.

With that, they quickly finished looking at each codex. They left a few minutes later, BladeWolf walking a separate pathway down the hallway to stargaze since he felt like it. BladeWolf's friends were also stargazing. Glaive returned to his room afterwards to see Luna sitting on his bed reading a codex. Luna noticed him & smiles warmly at him, he smiled back & entered his room & approached the king sized bed, then sat besides her.

Glaive: (smiles) You were waiting for me?
Luna: (smiles) Just a bit. You sure took your time, there wasn't much to do there, right?
Glaive: Not really, I was merely pondering a bit. Everything is done now, there'll probably be no more work for the next few days.
Luna: Oh? As diligent as ever.
Glaive: (teasing smirk) I heard from BladeWolf that you were getting lonely.
Luna: (blushed a bit, only Glaive could see this side of her) H-he said that...?
Glaive: Oh? So you were indeed getting lonely? BladeWolf merely suggested that you would get lonely if I take too long.
Luna: (smiles while sighing) Seriously... BladeWolf...
Glaive: (teasing a bit) My, my... I never would have thought that Luna would get lonely so quickly.
Luna: (smiles while approaching him, then embraced him warmly) It's your fault for making me like this. So take responsibility, Lord Glaive. (teasing smile)
Glaive: (smiles warmly, then presses their forehead together while locking eyes with her) *chuckles* As you wish, Mistress Luna...

With that, they kissed, embracing & holding each other while falling on the bed, throwing their coats off & soon the rest of their clothing. They would begin their next mission soon, but for the next few days, they would be free. For the rest of the night, they embraced each other, the distance between them practically nonexistent.



[--END OF TRANSMISSION--]
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Credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMiVeLTwQeo

And done. This is my closure, Cosette will start her mission soon. Expect a few tyrants to lose their heads lol.

KTKM, the Reapers appreciate Helmsman's gift, don't worry.

Hope you like my story. Again, really sorry for the delay. Also, if you don't mind, scoring as usual please. ;D

Also, update on Respect Points:
Whalecow: +3 (+5) -> +8 (yeah, returning the Talbur after all that deserves respect. did not expect that)
Ender: +1 (+1) -> +2
KTKM: -22 (+2) -> -20
~Kuchekov: -22 (0) -> -22
~Helmsman: -5 (+5) -> 0
(well, his gift held a deep meaning. plus he never caused any problems in the 1st place)
Spy: -9 (+4) -> -5 (well, he made history at the banquet)

Yeah, I've decided to separate some of the points for KTKM (& maybe later for Spy) since it'll be unfair towards them otherwise.

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Void
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 21, 2014, 02:26:49 pm
Astral Raider needs to learn from Ava to limit his alcohol consumption before bedtime. lol.

I don't know about you, but I'm actually a really strong drinker, same goes for my 2 best friends. I need to drink an entire bottle of scotch whiskey (750 ml) to actually get drunk, lol. In case you haven't noticed, whiskey have a vol 40%, which means it's 40% alcohol. Me & my friends just suddenly got the idea to test our limits & drink like mad, which leaves us utterly wasted with... I don't know how many bottles of whiskey & rum around us, & I think there was 2 bottles of dessert wine but I couldn't care less at the time lol. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Napsy NAPS on December 21, 2014, 05:48:15 pm
Astral Raider needs to learn from Ava to limit his alcohol consumption before bedtime. lol.

I don't know about you, but I'm actually a really strong drinker, same goes for my 2 best friends. I need to drink an entire bottle of scotch whiskey (750 ml) to actually get drunk, lol. In case you haven't noticed, whiskey have a vol 40%, which means it's 40% alcohol. Me & my friends just suddenly got the idea to test our limits & drink like mad, which leaves us utterly wasted with... I don't know how many bottles of whiskey & rum around us, & I think there was 2 bottles of dessert wine but I couldn't care less at the time lol. :P

So that's where the rum went.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: KTKM-Sama on December 22, 2014, 12:09:11 am
Althought I'm not a drinker, I'm still a little bit jealous about you all because Western drink is quiet expensive around here in my country.   :P Must feel pretty good to buy booze without being worry about your money.

And yes, I really love your story, Astral Raider. So...when I show them potato seed they hate me? and when I throw them a potato they like me more a bit? Such an interesting reaction  ;D . Looking forward to piss more of them off!
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 22, 2014, 12:54:44 am
Astral Raider needs to learn from Ava to limit his alcohol consumption before bedtime. lol.

I don't know about you, but I'm actually a really strong drinker, same goes for my 2 best friends. I need to drink an entire bottle of scotch whiskey (750 ml) to actually get drunk, lol. In case you haven't noticed, whiskey have a vol 40%, which means it's 40% alcohol. Me & my friends just suddenly got the idea to test our limits & drink like mad, which leaves us utterly wasted with... I don't know how many bottles of whiskey & rum around us, & I think there was 2 bottles of dessert wine but I couldn't care less at the time lol. :P

So that's where the rum went.

I regret nothing! Except the terrible hang over the day afterwards, or more like afternoon. We got wasted & passed out until 2~3 PM, lol. :P

Althought I'm not a drinker, I'm still a little bit jealous about you all because Western drink is quiet expensive around here in my country.   :P Must feel pretty good to buy booze without being worry about your money.

And yes, I really love your story, Astral Raider. So...when I show them potato seed they hate me? and when I throw them a potato they like me more a bit? Such an interesting reaction  ;D . Looking forward to piss more of them off!

Booze is also expensive where I currently live. But with the right knowledge & connections me & my friends manage to get them at half price, lol. Still, we only do this on occasions, we care for our money, wasting it all on booze is stupid.

Also, they respect KTKM a bit more since they actually saw a serious side to him. They don't have anything against potatoes or potato seeds, it's just that what Kuchekov said in the Reaper Language pissed them off hard. Kuchekov has committed a severe crime of sexual harassment, & poor KTKM got dragged into it. No wonder KTKM doesn't like Kuchekov, lol. :P
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 22, 2014, 01:38:23 pm
I don't drink alcohol at all, only coke. That's just more reason for us to be enemies, right?

Good job at interpreting my character, Whalecow. If you ever need help to make things even more fun, you should know what to do, heheh.

Now, it's time for more questions and paranoia. I sure hope this results in the following events being more fun!

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Of course that party couldn't be relaxing. How can one relax in such a hostile atmosphere where anyone could kill you even without any weapons? But it's better than keeping in the dark. And the food was good, and I think I had fun too. Now being back to my ship feels better than ever and I could finally rest...but not before resolving some imminent problems.

Asaga:He really said that to you? Hmph! Why's he trying to pretend like he's such a good person when he sides with the likes of Cosette?
"I think he just doesn't want to deal with ruling Ryuvia."
Asaga:That might be just right. I don't think he could make it even if he got the throne legitimately. But it just makes him a sadder person in my eyes. I don't want to do anything with him anymore, but Sola...that's right! We should go and ask her about him now!!!

Sola was looking at the stars in yet another different spot. She spoke to us before we could ask her any questions.

Sola:My Queen...you noticed some interesting detail at the banquet, right?
Asaga:Yes, and now I want to know what was all that about! Seriously, I don't care if these guys are gods or something, why are you working with the enemy of all things?!
Sola:You know I've never done anything which would harm you..
Asaga:Yeah, until now, when you abandoned me without warning so I could take a bomb to my face. I thought it was just a unfortunate occurence, but now your actions are just getting more suspicious. It's not like we needed that jewel anyway, but giving away stuff like that for a possible benefit is strange.
Sola:I'm sorry that I made that impression on you...but you've noticed how dangerous these Reapers are, right? They've been in hiding for so long, and have retained technology which held up to Ancient Ryuvian standards...and now  they've made a spectacle on the banquet. What kind of goals could they have? Surely it could be nothing good...So I had to find out.
Asaga:Well, if you've seriously managed it without turning things sour then I only can commend you. But what exactly did you find out?
Sola:I'm sure you were watching them as carefully as I did. From what I've seen, I believe we can conclude that preventing technological progress is one of their goals.
Asaga:Yes, they were acting so strange regarding it. Could it be that they're out for revenge for all that humanity's apparently done to them? One of the video games I've played has lots of disturbing similiarities and references regarding what seems to be happening right now. I'd never have thought that it'd be the one to reference the events in the past...
But if that's true, what can we do? I'd never thought that something in this galaxy could actually scare me...
Sola:We can try to find more about them before they get into action. Then, perhaps, there's a chance we can remove their threat. Or at least, leave something for future generations...


This is no good at all. When I had stepped up to take part in the galactic playground i had expected to be one of the most powerful factions, capable of actually restoring order to the galaxy. But it seems I was wrong. After all this fuss with Prototypes I should have known that there's something sinister going on. The Reapers now roam the galaxy as if they already were it's overlords and they're up for something with ADF, and Sola may be playing a part in this too. All I can do for now is closely monitor the happenings in the galaxy, and try to consolidate power. Whew, thinking about all this is exhausting. It's hard to be an Emperor. I'm gonna take a nap...

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The Reapers insignia was more along the lines of what I imagined would be one of my empire but I was too lazy to find anything. Damn you for being better than me. >:(
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 22, 2014, 09:55:14 pm
The Reapers insignia was more along the lines of what I imagined would be one of my empire but I was too lazy to find anything. Damn you for being better than me. >:(

I was just feeling random & decided to search for better insignia's for the others to use. I hope the one I chose for you matches your taste, it's what I pictured when imagining an Empire insignia. Also, if you haven't noticed, I also added a solid one for an alternative if you prefer that one. It's in the same post I put all the insignia's in. Though if you prefer this one, that's fine too.

Also, blame my randomness for acquiring that image. My randomness can actually creates useful & awesome things at times, go figure, lol. :P

I'll just post the example here. You can grab the image in page 21 of this thread. It's where I put all the insignia's along with the Void Faction's insignia.

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Example Image

Still, I really like your story WL2. The gears are starting to turn... Let's see where this leads.

Also, no fake review? Aaawww :(
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: wingsoflibertytwo on December 22, 2014, 03:10:25 pm
Well I don't want to fight Reapers either. It's just that I too want them to leave the galaxy alone - and from what I've seen so far and my character did not, they seem to be meddling quite a bit. I'll treat your faction with respect, like everyone else, since I don't want to get killed, but that does not mean I'm going to suck up to them if you act arrogant.

I've had an idea for a fake preview, but since I was tired just like my character I decided to leave it for now. Perhaps I'll put it in when there's an appropriate moment.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 22, 2014, 11:26:35 pm
Well I don't want to fight Reapers either. It's just that I too want them to leave the galaxy alone - and from what I've seen so far and my character did not, they seem to be meddling quite a bit. I'll treat your faction with respect, like everyone else, since I don't want to get killed, but that does not mean I'm going to suck up to them if you act arrogant.

I've had an idea for a fake preview, but since I was tired just like my character I decided to leave it for now. Perhaps I'll put it in when there's an appropriate moment.

No worries, they still greet others respectfully even if they don't like them. They don't insult you up front unless you test their patience to the limit, like what Grey did. Or piss them off directly, like the sexual harassment Spy, KTKM, & Kuchekov committed, lol. Still laughed when I read those.

Judging from your demeanor, you won't have any problems. So long as you don't steal from them or harm any of their own kind, they will leave you alone & treat you with respect.

Also, Reapers hate it when someone sucks up to them. They prefer to talk eye to eye, however they don't associate with the worst of humanity or those they deem to be despicable due to their crimes.

EDIT: Btw, WL2. I've been wondering for some time now but... where's your avatar pic? It's empty. Or is it that you prefer to not use any avatar pic? Just curious.
Title: Re: ADF (Alliance for the Defense of Freedom) official thread
Post by: Void on December 23, 2014, 05:26:06 pm
Extra Episode: Cosette's Days of Training
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Part 1: The Start of the Training
Spoiler
Location: Skylla's Command Ship, Training Room

Cosette was in her room, just having taken a bath. She was told earlier after she ate that Skylla wanted her to go to the training room after she's done with her morning routine. So after she put on her clothes, she went outside where 2 Reapers were waiting. They lead the way to the training room where Skylla was waiting, but she wasn't the only one who was there. She was wide-eyed when she saw the Reapers in front of her training, BladeWolf among them. They were doing impossible feats while not even breaking a sweat.

BladeWolf: Greetings, Cosette.
Skylla: (notices Cosette) Oh. (stops her training) You're here.
Cosette: Yeah... um, why are the others also here?
Faeron: We'll be supervising your training. It has several steps, & it's compressed to a few days.
Cosette: What!? Don't tell me you expect me to fight like you did in a matter of days! That's impossible!!
Luna: (walks over) Don't be stupid, your body won't be able to handle movements like that even with implants. It'll fall apart.
Glaive: (sheaths his Katanas) We will use a special method for your training. If you follow our instructions closely, you'll be done in 5 days.
Cosette: (frowns) 5 days? Is that even possible? I mean, I have combat experience, but 5 days is still...
BladeWolf: We have a special device that would allow you to compress 200 days of training in 1 day. This will be the 1st part of your training.
Cosette: (sweat drop) You're not going to put anything strange in me are you?
Glaive: [blunt] No. We'll merely put your body in a special pod & begin our training on the other side.
Cosette: (sweats nervously) Uh...
Skylla: He didn't mean anything strange by that. Your body will be fine, we'll simply transfer your mind to an artificial world where time flow can be controlled easily.
Cosette: (grumbles) I'm still having doubts about it. What's gonna happen to my body?
Luna: Nothing will happen to it.
Faeron: It'll just stay in a coma like state inside the pod.
Cosette: (frowns) You're not going to do anything weird to it are you?
Glaive: [blunt] Stop whining & get in the pod already.
Cosette: (sweat drop) Now I'm seriously having doubts about this.
Luna: [blunt] Just get in the pod already.
Cosette: (steps back) No way in hell!!!
Faeron: *sigh* We're not getting anywhere with this...
Skylla: (looks at Glaive & Luna) You're scaring her!
Glaive: (doesn't care, face remains bored)
Luna: Oh, so now we're the villains? *sigh*
BladeWolf: Leave it be. It is not our fault that the human is afraid.
Cosette: (tick mark on her head, she was pissed) What was that you mutt!?
BladeWolf: I was merely stating my observation. You are fearful even when we stated that the pod is safe.
Cosette: (pissed even further) Why you--!!! I ain't scared! I used to be a damn pirate! I've faced some serious shit in my days!!!
BladeWolf: And yet you are afraid of sleeping