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Imperial Machines Quest 17: Fission, MAD, and air launched weapons. TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)16:56 UTC+1 No.32938083 Report

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“Ah!” you say, after drinking some water. Your machine had been repaired, and resupplied, and you had been rehydrated. It was a tense 5 minutes as your dropship's repair teams worked on hot swapping components, installing new motors, and in some cases, outright tearing through damaged armor plating.

“Ok Commander,” you hear from a tech, “All systems are green, but you have some new updates about the battle.”

You look at the large viewscreen in the lower bay.

“This is the 101st, We are pressing forward but//


The nuclear weapon flies its terminal path, only to be intercepted by an old plane, a F-22E, at its terminal phase. “We need to press onwards!” the soldier says, as his tank division moves forward, before the video stops.
“With that last nuke, Israel has voted to commence a final nuclear assault, and they have given us 20 minutes. The Russians and Americans have agreed to this as well.. so we have a new objective. We are going to fly to their command center, kidnap their leaders, steal information, and get ou. Instead of the final assault, it looks like we get a dangerous special forces mission with a .. 30 minute timeline before the nuclear bombers flatten everything.” Your advisor takes a breath, "This situation really has fallen apart. hasn't it," the man says, as he turns off the monitor.
You take it all in for a moment. “Wait wait wait.. they are using nukes?”
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)17:00 UTC+1 No.32938130 Report

“Apparently, the 1000 Kg brains say if a side uses nuclear weapons, the only rational response is to use nukes.. so an entire fleet of nuclear weapons has been approved. So you get to play escort to special forces who are trying to find this group's leadership." Your advisor waits for a response..

>X “Do we have any ship support?”
>X “Is this even legal?”
>X “...Talk about no pressure”
>X Fill in

Questions from last time
>Its a percentage (around 1/10 000) of the population
A percentage of the total female population right?

That is correct.
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)17:17 UTC+1 No.32938305 Report

>X “Do we have any ship support?”
X Can we warp in any Armor support?
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)17:42 UTC+1 No.32938568 Report


“Do we have any ship support?” you ask.

“Fleetcom won't want anything in range, so we will only have an old style spaceplane, its been up armored with all the spare plates and shields we could get..” you hear the hum of a large patrol craft in the distance.

“And armor support?”

“You have some elites from the home defense force, but you've been authorized 1 wing (7 pilots), in addition to Fatima. Oh, by the way. The french girl is doing fine. Our medics have her stabilized, and she'll be transferred back to the French in hours.”

You breath a sigh of relief. This was going to be a bit easier.

New Squad now available.

With a squad, you can act as a leader, and order your squad of armors to act. With 4 pilots, you can either order them to act individually, (using 1d20), or combine their successes (roll 4 1d20s, and add them), in order to acomplish goals.

“So, who's my squadmates?”

>X Choose the new, inexperienced but highly trained and top of the class team
>X Chose a team made of battle hardened yet slightly inflexible oldtimers
>X Chose a diverse squad from all regions of UYPV acquisitions
>X Chose a team of genetically programed customized clones, designed for war
>X Fill in
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)18:03 UTC+1 No.32938823 Report

1 Rookie, 2 Veterans, 1 Clone (Helen-clone if available, otherwise a Noir-type)
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)18:36 UTC+1 No.32939157 Report


You choose from different squads, before you finalize your selection.

The newest girl, someone fresh from the Martian Training Facality, bows as she says, “Hi. Specialist Mina, assigned to the Frigate “Enforcement Action. Pleased to meet you!” she seems stiff enough, but on paper, she has excellent melee skills, and slightly mediocre ranged talents.

Your two veterans grin, “So I get to work with the Red ace,” Nevah says , “Good to see ya,” you shake her hand. The Lieutenant had an excellent record clearing out pirates and conducting boarding operations, as well as her role on the Ringworld's exploration and reconinance squadron. She used shotguns, and an energy rifle, an unusual tool on planets.

“And I'm Quickshot, but my normal name is Susan. I'm from Earthside security, so I normally assist in our Pacacif fleet's operations, though this sort of thing isn't bad.” She offered you a fistbump, which you gladly returned. She was a heavy gun user, her armor based on a Su-25, was heavily armored, and had several anti Fortress guns mounted onto shoulders.

Your clone smilees, “I am the lady of the night, the Vampire.. I am Lady Kyila, of the Invisible squadrons,” gher armor had the built in cloaking devices common to stealth fighters, and from what you could tell, her weapon was a long ranged particle launcher, and a particle sword.. with two largre emmiters on her back. They were some sort of Aether Field device, but they had other properties which you had only hard rumors.

“Well then,” you say, “Our mission is simple. Reach the vampire command center, get in, kidnap targets, collect info, and get out before the nukes go off and kill us all with radiation. Got that?”

You get a chorous of understood as you...

>X Go for the drop approach
>X Link up with other special forces
>X Go in a ballistic trajectory
>X Fill in
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)18:45 UTC+1 No.32939254 Report

>X Link up with other special forces
This way we can get some synergy bonuses.
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)19:09 UTC+1 No.32939510 Report


Your shuttle travels across the desert plains, and you quickly find yourself accompanied by several fighters.

“UYPV craft, this is Falcon 1, we are letting you know the airspace you are flying into is restricted due to imminent nuclear strikes. We have been ordered to escort you out.”

“Let me handle this,” one of your pilots says, “Pilot, this is a message from your own special operations command. Tell them I'm picking up the package as ordered, and you are to provide support since this shuttle can't exactly fight.”

There is a pause, before another voice is heard over the line. “This is NATO AWACS plane Oversight, and we can confirm you are being ordered to escort the UYPV plane, callsign Evacuation, to its destination. There should be no fighter resistance, and the UYPV craft will refuel you midflight. Good hunting.”

“Sorry,” the pilot says, “Sometimes information isn't free, you know?” you laugh, as you approach the pickup site and...

>X Pick up the SF via a landing run (30 minuets remain)
>X Pick up the SF via midair transfer (1d20+4)
>X Pick up the SF via balloons (fulton system)(1d20+2)
>X Pick up the SF via extraction rope (1d20+4)
>X Fill in
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)19:32 UTC+1 No.32939827 Report

Rolled 6 + 4

>X Pick up the SF via extraction rope (1d20+4)
Because that's awesome.
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)19:49 UTC+1 No.32940078 Report

Rolled 1 + 4

>X Pick up the SF via extraction rope (1d20+4)
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)20:03 UTC+1 No.32940316 Report

Rolled 19 + 4

Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)20:04 UTC+1 No.32940338 Report

Rolled 16 + 4

Meant to put in
X Pick up the SF via extraction rope (1d20+4)
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)20:06 UTC+1 No.32940372 Report


“Deploying ropes!” you hear, as the rear hatch opens. You slow down to around 125 knots, and you set down several ropes. The long cables tangle, but one does make it in down, and you manage to retrive the special forces... and 2 armor pilots, badly wounded but still breathing.

“Thanks,” the man says, his face covered in a full mask, “I'm Staff Sergeant Reeds, these two were recon pilots..” You look around, “So, our mission was to prevent the nuclear war, but we were ambushed,” You notice the ruins of an entire battalion, “It was a trap.. and we think they might be waiting for you if you get there.. here is our intel,”

The man puts a paper map down on a storage box, as you look over the information. There are several well hidden missile launchers on all landing points.. meaning you would have to clear them before you could land. How would you approach this site...

>X Agressive, drop out, clear, land, and rush in
>X Calm, slow, each one
>X Split
>X Use long ranged missiles
>X Use snipers to shoot the defenses
>X Fill in

Your medics were working on the two pilots, and their injures were bad, but not lethal. Burns from lasers, and falling injuries from hitting the ground, loss of blood, and broken legs. They could be stabilized, but you would need to escape to get them treated.
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)20:12 UTC+1 No.32940478 Report

>X Use long ranged missiles
>X Use snipers to shoot the defenses
Wait, did a sensor that can penetrate our Advanced Sensor Suite's cloaking effect get developed?
Could we have our squad cloak and perform a fast drop and attack the missile launchers from the ground?
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)20:41 UTC+1 No.32941051 Report

This craft is so heavily armored to handle a near impact from a nuclear weapon they tossed away the cloak to make sure it could still fly.
Your medics were working on the two pilots, and their injures were bad, but not lethal. Burns from lasers, and falling injuries from hitting the ground, loss of blood, and broken legs. They could be stablized, but you would need to escape to get them treated.

“Everyone,” you say, “I have an idea. We are going to go cloaked, and raid the missile stations. Special forces..” you say to the staff sergant, who is cleaning off his gun, “Ready for one last ride?”
the man grins, “You know it,” he says, “Team, lets go for this,” the troops shout, and you all prepare to drop.

The fast ropes go down, and while you head out with your squad, the SF troopers head down onto the sand, their small size and movements making then effectively invisible to infrared. It was a quiet attack, as you encountered the first missile station and..

>X Launched heavy weapons
>X Used melee
>X Planted charges
>X Planted heavy explosives
>X Fill in.
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)20:44 UTC+1 No.32941103 Report

>X Planted charges
We don't want anyone knowing that we're here until most of the launchers have been rigged to blow.
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)21:02 UTC+1 No.32941455 Report


“Charges, on each target,” you say, as you point to the machine. You manage to place charges on one, as you get a flash code from the special forces. “Charges set.. and ready.” You hover towards the next station, and set charges when you hear a voice.

“And I want the craft shot down. I know its here. They killed my last body, and now I will kill them. Damn..”she smiles, it is that voice.. that... figure, and she is still alive, even after being shot.. she might not even be a normal human, but the tech for that is still UYPV's properity technology..

>X Set off the charges, and shoot her
>X Cut her In half
>X Retreat and set off charges
>X Fill in.
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)21:10 UTC+1 No.32941601 Report

X Custom
Set off the charges and in the confusion take her alive. Fatima to snipe her legs and for Azuria and Mina get in close and disable her machine.
Take it apart and destroy major parts of it, so long as the pilot is captured. We need to question her later.
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)21:42 UTC+1 No.32942172 Report


You signal to Fatima, who takes up a firing position, aiming at the woman's leg. “Alive,” you say, as you pull the trigger and detonate the weapon.

“Damn!” the woman says, “They have cloaking! I told them they should have used the dogs, they can sniff them..” she says, before her leg fails... but instead of blood, a white, pressurized fluid pours out.

“Cybernetics,” the staff sergeant says on your open channel, “Code GITS..” The squad surrounds her, and fires a heavy series of shut from the underslung grenade launcher, the electric nets capturing her.

“What was that for, she was ours,” you say.. before she tears off the net, and grins.

“Humans. Interesting..” the squad backs off. “You girls can take her.. we need to acomplish the mission objective!”

>X “...Oh my god. (1d20+5 for logic check)
>X “We'll join you (4 1d20)
>X “We'll take her out (4 1d20+6)
>X “Leave her to me 3 (1d20)
>X Fill in
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)21:48 UTC+1 No.32942289 Report

Rolled 9 + 5

>X “...Oh my god. (1d20+5 for logic check)
That means there's something we should know, doesn't it?
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)22:01 UTC+1 No.32942510 Report

Rolled 3 + 5

>X “...Oh my god. (1d20+5 for logic check)
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)22:04 UTC+1 No.32942547 Report


Oh my god.. you aren't a human.. you say, “You are an infiltrator!” you realize this. “..that's why you didn't die. Because you can't die!” you say, as she grins.

“My plan was simple. Infiltrate your world, fund a megacorp, plant some weapons here and there, and trigger the collapse of humans through internal conflict, followed by a purge.. but you humans are too damn stubborn to take the bait!” she shouts. “Now I'll just have to kill you myself!” she shouts, as you feel the ground shake.

“Universal constructors are glorious..” she says, “they allow us to design anything from random materials. Including a GATE TO EARTH.. We will invade, and kill you all. Those peaceful idiot AI.. HA!" she laughs, "This human form is disgusting, its ugly, its organic.." she laughs. "And your primitive thoughts.."

“Hey Armor ladies,” you say, “We have a problem. All the megacorps heads.. they are all dead.. and we found some sort of star-gate, on Earth.. we are retreating, but its open..”

>X Call in an orbital strike
>X Aether Ultimate Domination (4 1d20+4)
>X “..You tried and failed. You really thought middle eastern terrorists and pirates would defeat me?”
>X (1d20+6 Aether Over-ride)
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)22:10 UTC+1 No.32942630 Report

>X Aether Ultimate Domination (4 1d20+4)
Combo attack! Take this Machine prisoner!
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)22:11 UTC+1 No.32942645 Report

Rolled 12, 20, 2, 10 + 4 = 48

>X Aether Ultimate Domination (4 1d20+4)
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)22:33 UTC+1 No.32943089 Report

“Squad.. “ you say, as you feel your Aether resonate with the others, “This is why we fight.. this is why..”

“I signed up” Mina says, as er machine glows with Aether.”

“Nevah shrugs her shoulder, and stands on a knee, preparing to take several shtots, “I'm not one of those Aether Burst people, but I can help with killing her and stopping this.”

“Then I will drain her batteries,” Kycilia says, taking to the air. Her machine seems to violate physics as it turns on an invisible axis, weaving around Laura's now damaged body..
“What? That is impossible! Humans can't defeat machines.. Organics are not superior..”

“Shut up, you servant of metal,” she says, as she holds her body down.

Quickshot fires several shots with Fatima acting as a spotter, the stunning bullet, which drives a bit of computronium, which sent shutdown signals into her body. She was now, offline.. but there was still the gate matter.

You see the special forces run out, and a smile on the Staff Sergeant's face,

“I planted a suitcase nuke.. let's escape!”

? Fly to UYPV fleet command
?X fly to a UYPV naval vessel
?X fly to an allied nation
?X Fly to space
?X Fill in
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)22:35 UTC+1 No.32943137 Report

>X fly to a UYPV naval vessel
Get them to perform a midair recovery.
Also make sure to bring the Machine Infiltrator with us; we'll have our AI's interrogate it.
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)23:01 UTC+1 No.32943638 Report


You fly to the carrier, as you watch the nuclear explosion behind you, destroying the site and the beachhead to Earth. On this day, tens of thousands died in the nuclear fire that ensued.. but that would be a matter for the history books.

A helicopter was waiting for you, along with several AI, Your shuttle would be the largest thing to land on the carrier in a while, but being able to land was always a nice bonus.

“Hey,” you see familiar faces, Dacia, Gabriel, and Sophia on the transport.

“We flew from the moon as soon as we heard, newbie!” You remember seeing those three when you were on lunar training. They were the UYPV's foremost experts on AI and cybernetics, so they could help you..

After a quick midair transfer, you noticed Sophia placing a computer on a desk.

“So, looks like its time to play interface,” she says, as she plugs a cable into Laura's spine. “I didn't expect this to be honest.. but it does explain where Ameristar got the idea to fund pirates..”

* * *

Your name is Sophia, and you are about to dive into a hostile AI's mindspace. Your firewall is at full power, and your emulation layer, a tool to prevent you from being controlled is online. What would you like to research first.

>X Machine agents (1d20+5)
>X Machine history (1d20+7)
>X Machine tactics (1d20-1)
>X Machine vessels (1d20+3)
>X Fill in
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)23:08 UTC+1 No.32943749 Report

Rolled 18 - 1

>X Machine tactics (1d20-1)
We need to know how the Machines fight, first, so that we can better craft our defenses.
TechLeader 06/22/14(Sun)23:27 UTC+1 No.32944093 Report


The typical machine fleet tactics involves a huge fleet, to overwhelm foes with smaller sized craft. However, they also focus on boarding actions, using drones to kill crews. As well as infiltration. In the ancient war, they relied on inflitrators, at least, until the First Race became a hivemind to prevent inflitration.

Machine tactics involve key algorithms, and do not use gates, however, with Earth's dependence on Gates, they have now desginated Gates a kritical part of human infrastructure.

Machine tactics rely on the weaknesses of organics as well, as biological and chemical warfare were approved multiple times in their ancient wars.

>Another topic
Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)23:33 UTC+1 No.32944177 Report

Infiltrator tactics, and tactics the Machines plan to use against the Gate Network.

Also, how did we know that the Machine Infiltrator was named Laura O'Connel?
That name hasn't come up before.
TechLeader 06/23/14(Mon)00:01 UTC+1 No.32944774 Report

Research against the list of Ameristar executive officer board list.

Anti Gate Tactics.
Damage the Gates.
Send battlefleet to ringworld, and destroy the Gate Central Network Controller
[New Critical Mission] A machine superweapon, codenamed “Destroyer of Worlds” has been confirmed. It was using an advanced cloaking device, but with these plans, we can now locate it, and destroy it

Destroy Dyson sphere in outer rim, near edge of Human space.

[NEW Critical Missions: Defend the Dyson Sphere! A machine battlefleet is on its way to a newly located second dyson sphere. This dyson sphere has Anti machine superweapons, and advanced drive systems.
TechLeader 06/23/14(Mon)00:04 UTC+1 No.32944829 Report

(roll dice+1d20)
Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)00:08 UTC+1 No.32944923 Report

Rolled 16

Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)00:11 UTC+1 No.32944984 Report

Rolled 4

All or nothing!
TechLeader 06/23/14(Mon)00:27 UTC+1 No.32945244 Report


You eject from the connection quickly enough, your antivirus screaming “Warning! Hostile Virus!” at you. The attempt at a backdoor was a clever one, but it failed. You escape, clear of the virus, but now you have other goals..

“everyone,” you say, “We need to send a fleet to the Ringworld, and to.. a small planet, 2000 light years from Earth.. if we don't, all the gates in the Galaxy will fail, and we are doomed.. and we need to execute spies.. we have an issue with spies in several shipping divisions...”

>X Attack on the superweapon
>X Shieldworld defense
Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)00:46 UTC+1 No.32945615 Report

>X Shieldworld defense
Split our forces, half of the available UYPV Navy goes to the Dyson Sphere, the other half to the Ringworld.
Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)00:59 UTC+1 No.32945869 Report

Does the Dyson Sphere have a Gate at it?

If it does, we could potentially send all of our battleship and smaller ships to it, while all of our dreadnoughts that are too big for Gate travel, go after the World Destroyer and the Ringworld.

We could also assemble additional Gates at the Dyson Sphere to help ease the logistics of getting ships there.
TechLeader 06/23/14(Mon)01:04 UTC+1 No.32945937 Report

There is a gate at the Dyson Sphere.

And I think I will continue tomorrow!
Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)01:09 UTC+1 No.32946026 Report

Who else escaped from Ameristar's fall?

Of the people who died in the nuke going off, what are the ratios of UN forces, UNSEA forces, and civilians?

What about that the legal case against the Ameristar executives captured at the Battle of Kepler-138? How is it progressing?
TechLeader 06/23/14(Mon)01:15 UTC+1 No.32946146 Report

UN forces took no losses due to the retreat order.
UNSEA forces.. have been wiped out. Civilian casualties are high, estimated 900,000 at least.

The court case is slowly going on, there have been multiple bombing attempts against the courtroom, so the case was moved to Earth.

A few executives, CFOs, and CIOs escaped as well.
Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)01:23 UTC+1 No.32946327 Report

>Civilian casualties are high, estimated 900,000 at least.
Was UNSEA Command in the middle of a major city? Which city, or a new one that was created?
TechLeader 06/23/14(Mon)02:40 UTC+1 No.32947530 Report

It was in former Baghdad, which is now a crater
Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)03:06 UTC+1 No.32947950 Report

>It was in former Baghdad
Shit, all of that history destroyed.

We should have maybe gone with the special forces team.
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