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Your name is David "Gunny" Rockefeller, no relation.
A veteran of the united states marine corps, you find yourself in a far-out situation after an all-too-close encounter of the third kind!

In the last thread, you dealt with a couple of pirates named Treg Kezel and Gildur, and ended up taking in the latter of the three as a cabin-boy, together with a robot named Clank and a baby lizard which you named "Princess".
You spent a good while collecting loot from the downed ships and then headed back to Xebric station. On the way there, you were attacked by the wraith that had been haunting your ship, and managed to beat it to death!
Back on the station, Sadia corp gave you a missive containing important information on Gron's hideout and urged you to deal with the situation.
You then paid a scavenger firm to clean all the loot out of your ship, dropped off your bounties for a bit of cash and stopped by the hospital to visit grandpa gas-bag.

After a slightly traumatic experience, you quickly set up a small workshop in an abandoned warehouse and made your first attempt at smithing warp metal, which went surprisingly well.
Now you find yourself back on the ship, cooking a bit of dinner and relaxing before getting back to work tomorrow.

>Last Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4941633/
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>>4976072
>>4975747

"It's a decent cheese for snacking on, but not what i'd normally put on an omelette... but this is the only cheese i know how to make, so uh, it is what it is. Sorry."

"It's fine..." Cylia says, turning a cube over in her fingers before tossing it into her mouth.

Sanig and Kyla also eat theirs quickly, but Gildur looks at it with some trepidation.
The sounds they make as they begin chewing are a good sign. Seems like it turned out pretty well.

"It's good! It's kind of soft and savory, but chewy at the same time..." Kyla comments.

"Yeah, it's kind of like those flavorless food cubes they put into prepackaged meals as filler, but way more substantial. I doubt these are made out of edible plastic?" Cylia asks.

"Nope. It's a milk product, as you can tell by the slight blue tint there. There are all sorts of different cheeses back on earth, but this is the only one i can easily make out here in space."

Pulling a cheese grater out of the cupboard drawer, you take the rest of the slice you'd cut out and start grating it onto the omlette, giving it time to warm up from the heat of the egg.
The fried veggies finish not long after, so you place them on top of the cheese, then sprinkle a bit more cheese on top, finishing by folding the omlette over like a soft taco.

"There you go, see how you like that. I'm gonna get started on a little side dish while i'm at it."

You place the omelette on the table for everyone to try, then get back to the stove and flip the second omelette which is still cooking.
You set the fried veggies aside in a bowl to free up the skillet, then pour in a bit more oil and get the heat going.

Taking out the cheese grater again, you quickly grate up a few Edel Roots. You mix the shredded Edel with chopped Pelka grass and season it with salt and MSG, then spread it across the pan to fry.
While the hashbrowns cook, you make up several more omelettes and set them aside to cool. Once the hashbrowns are done, you add them to the plate together with some nutrient paste bread, which you've toasted and spread jam onto.
It's the closest thing to a complete breakfast any of these guys have likely ever had... too bad they're having it for dinner.

"Mmm! Crunchy! Thish ish sho good!" Kyla exclaims, her mouth full of hashbrown.

Gildur pokes at his plate full of food, but hesitates to eat anything.

"What's the matter, Gildur? Are you not feeling well?" You ask.

"Uh... no, it's just... i've never eaten a meal prepared by a bounty hunter before. ...Is it safe?"

"Yes? What, you think i'm going to poison you? Just eat up, you'll feel better if you've got something on your stomach."

"...Alright. It does smell really good..."

Gildur watches the others eat for a moment, then copies what they're doing. He cuts off a piece of hash brown and omelette, then quickly shoves them into his mouth together before he has a chance to think about it.
His eyes go wide, then roll back into his head as his whole body shudders.
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>>4976072
Ahhh, it's got that new thread smell.
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>>4976073
>His eyes go wide, then roll back into his head as his whole body shudders.
another satisfied customer
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>>4976073
We have another vic-I mean addi-I mean satisfied customer...I wonder if we can set upa porn chain with our cooking skills. Then bring in real chefs.
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>>4976088
You know, a very easy way to make loads of money would be to create an elite 5* meal experience with the meals that we know. And we'd probably make extra cash if we make it inside a fancy spaceship as well
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I am worried about this people's metabolisms... they probably won't eat for a week now after this biomass and caloric indulgent
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>>4976093
You have noticed that Cylia is starting to fill out a bit.
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>>4976094
Fuck, the last thing we need are fat crewmembers. Its time to reserve these meals for special ocations, or lets prepare healthier alternatives
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>>4976073
So what's everyone's plan for today?
>>4976094
Certain areas or full body?
Sorry the coom is starting to take me.
Also captcha is DAVGW. Close enough to Dave good work.
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>>4976101
Her whole body, including "certain areas". And not just fat, either.
Don't forget, Cylia's been hanging out in high gravity quite a lot.
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>>4976120
She's becoming fit. Nice.
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>>4976120
>including "certain areas". And not just fat, either.
>Cylia getting more thicker thighs
she's gonna be a wonderful woman
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>>4976120
Oh good, we can continue like this atleats for a while before having to hold back.
Davod will never be able to get free of the american jokes if he makes the crew obese.
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>>4976120
I think you mean, isn't living on a starvation diet because everything is shit in space when it comes to food.
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>>4976139
>>4976104
dammit you coomers, we need a fit cylia, not a fat one
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>>4976150
im not talking about her getting fatter thats shit
now pure muscled thighs well defined ass on the other hand they will soon know the beauty of a chiseled from stone muscle
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>>4976120
>Cylia's been hanging out in high gravity quite a lot.

Nice. We must get the crew to work out a bit. These poor fucker, they have probably skinny-fat all their lives due to shit nutrition. Cylia filling out is cool but not a great sign for her overall health prior to meeting us. She was functionally starved from the time she was on the station probably.
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>>4976073
>His eyes go wide, then roll back into his head as his whole body shudders.
Fucking food slut lol

>>4976097
This is a good thing ain't it? She was on the thin side when we originally met her.
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>>4976202
Nutrient paste is soul crushing and bland, but it is perfectly suited to your individual nutritional requirements. They probably weren't working out that much compared to a MARSOC operator, but they were getting all of the nutrients they need in the exact amount that it's needed in.
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>>4976217
>the exact amount that it's needed in
for a couch potato perhaps, but remember she was playing at bounty hunter, so most likely insufficient for her.
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>>4976220
the dispensers figure out the caloric intake that you need and that includes the work that you do, so she wouldn't have starved at all. too bad the paste is bland as fuck
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>>4976226
If it doesn't taste good, people aren't gonna eat near as much as they would otherwise.
I'm willing to bet that she'd be barely meeting her maintenance intake if all she had was the nutrient paste dispensers.
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>>4976094
Based SHODAN
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>>4976097
She's very active, and runs around minding David, she's isn't getting fat, but this is probably going to result in proper Aisa Clan Clan body type for her. We have High Gs set as standard for our crew, remember?
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>>4976120
I am jealous of your mind, for you can see the body she is sculpting. Feels good being her provider.
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>>4976150
Shut the fuck up, nobody cares you use Reddit words.
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>>4976217
>>4976226
We have clearly demonstrated that is not food for eating, it was food for surviving. And barely. In fact, if dispensers are made to give only what is required, that might mean it is a low form of controlling predator species by hindering their bodily growth....
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>>4976243
its not; QM told us at the start that david wouldn't go hungry or wouldn't become skinnier by eating only nutrient paste; its just really bland.

>that might mean it is a low form of controlling predator species by hindering their bodily growth....
or its way easier to mass produce and all living beings can eat it with no problem. predators don't tend to be a problem because they fuck off and kill themselves by going solo, there is nothing to suppress there. not everything is a conspiracy, anon.
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>>4976250
You don't know that.
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>>4976250
>not everything is a conspiracy, anon.
That's what they always say.
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>>4976253
you neither know that its a conspiracy to keep predator levels down.

>>4976254
and that's the kind of logic that make people drink bleach instead of taking a vaccine and having basic hygienic standards
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>>4976257
Eating proper food, and living with David, and Cylia, and likely Kyla, maybe not Grandpa Sanig since he wears a grav belt, is getting hot fit. Cylia was living with fish dealers before, and was scraping by as a pick pocket. If Nutrient Paste really gave as much as was required beyond the bare minimum, she wouldn't have been as skinny as we found her.
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>>4976261
maybe she wasn't eating daily? we don't really know how hard her life was before she stole our datapad and she's a space predator; she probably had an ego/pride thing going on, like with all space predators
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>>4976226
>>4976217
She was living in the slums as a pickpocket after getting in debt and losing her loicense.
She probably wasn't eating that well, atleast to be /fit/
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>>4976257
Everyone always insults the conspiracy theorists but they never apologize when they turn out to be right all along. Truly a thankless job.
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>>4976268
>>4976278
Well she has Daddy David to thank for making everything better. I wonder how Kyla's talk with Cylia went after she got back from the toy shop.
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>>4976240
Would it be better if he called it porn addiction?
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>>4976305
More like projecting anti porn addiction. For lack of a better term, this guy and a few others are in a few threads calling people coomers. Might just be kids going on 4chan because its cool.
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>>4976305
I thought he was talking about food porn.
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took me a moment to realize that this is indeed, the 5# thread
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>>4976386
we'd be by #10 or #20 if a new thread was made every 1000 or 500 posts
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>>4976072
Oh boy this looks like the thread that will finally finish [Arc I]
Hope we get to beat up rock man soon
>>4976390
We go until we reach the 2000s. Also QM fucked up the thread name last time and named it #3 instead of #4
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I'm about to take a nap, but if i do there's no way in hell i'm waking up before 10pm.
So the update might be late tonight.
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>>4976497
hey, there WILL be an update! that's good enough! I wonder if little Gildur will develop loyalty over time or just dependence. On a sidenote, it's nice to know that he handles the G, unless he doesn't and SHODAN is selectively handling it, like it said it was doing so.

Speaking of gravity generators, they appear to be very fine tools. They are not just ON/OFF and a gauge for power and/or range. So far we've seen them do cool stuff
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>>4976497
What time zone are you in fren?
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Aw yeah part three of the space marine cooking anime

>>4976120
>You can find a lover
>And mold her out of clay
>You can build a reason
>To justify anything
>You can find your own way home
>Walkin' down that lonesome road
>I know one…
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>>4976497
Well, that was a solid seven hours of horrific, vivid nightmares.
Time to find something to eat, and then i'll start writing!
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>>4976072
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Z0N748LyO6c
a piece of music i find quite fitting.
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>>4976073

He continues to twitch and shudder for a while, while everyone else watches.

"It's so weird seeing this from the outside..." Kyla comments.

"Mmm, the eggs are really fluffy today..." Cylia tells you.

"That would be the cream."

...

The next morning, you wake up pretty early together with Sanig.
You decide to try it, today. Mixing some tikka paste into near-boiling water, you let it infuse for a while before filtering off the solids.
The remainder is mixed with sugar and heavy cream. It... doesn't taste like coffee, really. But it's good, and it has the same effect.

"This had better be good, kid. I hate to see tikka going to waste like that..." Sanig says, taking a swig of the concoction.

His whole body seems to relax as he drinks it, followed by what looks like the same shudder of satisfaction you get after taking a piss.

"...I take it you approve?" You ask.

"This... it's even better than just eating it right out of the tube. Weaker, maybe... but damned good."

"Great. I'll make sure there's a pot ready for us every morning, then. Just have to get Kyla to make the pot."

"Mmm... so what's the plan for today, kid? I know you want to keep working on the warp metal, but what are you planning exactly?"

"There's two things i need to make, before anything else. I want to make sure that i can always at least rely on my fists, so i'm going to be upgrading both my gloves and the power armor's gauntlets."

"What are you planning, exactly?" Sanig asks.

"...I think using a powder would be a waste here, given the metal's properties. I'm going to make some relatively thin plates that i can rivet into place."

"So then what are you going to use the powder for?"

"That depends. At first i was thinking about just setting it in epoxy, but... it only sets off an EMP when it's being physically altered, right?"

"True."

"So then, if i've already got the powder, couldn't i kind of just... sinter it? Using the weapons fab?"

"I'm not familiar with sintering. Explain."

"It's basically a process in which you take a powder and allow it to kind of grow together into a solid mass through heating. It wouldn't literally be sintering though, i'd just be building up metal normally using the fab, but with warp metal powder embedded into it."

"Yes, that could work. You'd have to register the warp metal as a material in the printer, and write some special instructions for it's handling... but your little AI pal can do that no problem."

Right. And then after that, i have to decide what i'm going to do with the main bulk of the metal. I have some ideas, but i still haven't completely decided yet."

"Well, it's gonna be a long day, kid. We'd best get to it."

"Alright. Let's load the fab up onto the cart and head out, shall we?"

"Sure, sure... let me just finish... whatever this is."

"Tikkoffe?" You suggest.

"Sure, why not."

Working together, you quickly get everything loaded up and cart it down to the warehouse.
Which clearly has been broken into.
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>>4976956
>Which clearly has been broken into.
Is it theft? Thieves should have their hands crushed under heavy stones.
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>>4976956
>fucking thieves broke into our workshop
إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَّٰهُ
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>>4976969
Do we not already have a reputation as a particularly mean and violent bloodhound? Who wants to be hunted so bad they fuck up with our shit?
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>>4976956
>Which clearly has been broken into.
is this a classic "cops goes in to our place to check our shit cause they say so just so to look around so they can see whats of value and take it?"
are you fucking serious?
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>>4976988
I mean it's not like place belonged to us or was secured
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>>4977005
Should we have pissed in a corner to mark our territory?
But for real, yeah, a lock would have been a good idea.
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>>4977009
>>4977005

You had chains on the door, but they had been cut.
It'll be in the next update.
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>>4977010
Ah, I see we're dealing with somebody smart enough to bring equipment.
50/50 on it being a career criminal or the cops.
Either way, they're getting pitched as hard as David can manage directly into the exterior wall of the workshop.
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>>4977013
Remember, if nothing is missing or damaged that means some serious skullduggery bullshit is going down. Check for bugs, tampering and then get ready to get the fuck outta there anyway just to be safe. Last thing you need is a bomb in the rafters giving you a shrapnel lobotomy.
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>>4976956
The hunt begins.
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>>4976956
So...who is dumb enough to call the assisted suicide hotline.
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>>4976956
>>4976956

The chain holding the warehouse's roller door shut has been cut, and the door itself is ajar. Someone's been inside.

Fortunately, you fully expected this and took absolutely everything of value with you when you left.
It doesn't seem like any of your tools have been stolen, although you do see something that makes you laugh.
There's a handprint on the outside of your steam hammer's boiler... or rather, there's a layer of skin fused to it in the shape of a three-fingered hand.

"Yeah, that'll do 'er. Dumb fucks. Alright, let's fill up the boiler and get everything lit."

After filling the boiler with water and the firebox with charcoal, you light it up. Then you do the same with the forge, and stick your warp metal stock off in there while it warms up, since it's going to take a while.

"Alright. I'm going to make a few extra tools, so watch the door for me while i'm busy, would you Sanig?"

"Sure thing, kid. Anyone comes in, i'll blast the hell out of 'em."

You spend about an hour just sitting around, making a few tools that you think might be useful and just chit-chatting with Sanig. Nobody comes in to bother you during that time.

...

"Yeah, i'm thinking maybe an induction heater would be better." You explain.

"True, if it behaves normally." Sanig responds. "There's no telling what an electromagnet would do to this stuff."

"Ah, speaking of... it looks like it's finally up to temperature. Shall we get started?"

"Yep. I got the reference models here, so whenever you're ready, kid."

You pull one of the bars out of the fire and clamp it down in the vice, which quickly starts sucking up the heat and glowing red itself.
You mark the metal with chalk, then start sawing away at it to get appropriately-sized slices for the glove's knuckles.
At this size your only real option is to hand-forge it, which is a bit of a pain due to it's hardness.

"This shit almost reminds me of inconel..." You moan, slamming your hammer down to move the metal.

"Kelum weyr, ahlmus setla ohkt. Oltehrr tet dah."

"Can't understand you right now, Sanig. Sorry."

One by one, you forge out four plates to cover your knuckles, then punch eight holes in total for the rivets to go through, only breaking a single hardened steel punch in the process!

"They look pretty good, kid. A little rough maybe, but not bad at all."

"Yeah, i agree. That roughness has it's own aesthetic though, you know? And at least this stuff doesn't oxidize... at all, from what i can tell. That would be hell to clean up."

With the glove's plates boiling away in their own little bucket of water, you get to work sawing out some much larger chunks of metal for the power armor's fists, and end up using the remainder of that bar.
You toss the second bottle cap into the fire to prepare it for forging, just in case. It'll take a while to heat up, so it's best to do it now.

With the chunks cut out, you get to work forging them out. First on the power hammer, and then by hand.
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>4977071
Roll for random encounter
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>>4977071
alright, nothing was taken. That's good... they were totally trying to understand the setup, however. Hey, could sanig look for SUS stuff around the warehouse? tiny cameras, microphones... that stuff. If they were not fried by emp of course
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>>4977071
>There's a handprint on the outside of your steam hammer's boiler... or rather, there's a layer of skin fused to it in the shape of a three-fingered hand.
If we want to go on a hunt, we can ask at the hospital for anyone that came for a hand skin graft and have 3 fingers. I doubt we will get more that 5 pepole at most
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>>4977132
I mean 3 fingers is pretty normal in a lot of species. Would be harder to find the culprit.
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>>4977071

It doesn't take too long to forge out a set of plates that you'll be able to rivet onto your power armor's gauntlets. They aren't very complex, after all.
With those done, you take the first set out of their quenching bucket and test their fit against your fingers. They feel just about right, with no sharp edges cutting into your hand.

All that's left now is to make an actual weapon, either solid or powder-infused.
If you make it solid, it'll be practically indestructible, but if you use powder you'll be able to make multiple weapons.

So that's your first choice to make.

>Make a solid metal weapon (Just one)
>Make powder-infused weapons (One for each of the crew)
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>>4977156
How many of them would have needed a full-hand (and only hand) skin graft, though?
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>>4977156
But we're looking for people who burnt their hand in the last 12-ish hours. That narrows it down by a lot.
>>4977168
>Make powder-infused weapons (One for each of the crew)
BATS FOR EVERYONE
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now heres the thing though what are the chances of them actually using powder infused weapons without losing their mind first when they encounter one everytime?
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>>4977180
Thats beside the point; now they have a chance to defend themselves when/if we encounter a wraith. I suspect this will be great for cylia, who has been having nightmares and bad nights since the dodo planet
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>>4977168
>Make powder-infused weapons (One for each of the crew)
In case of ghosts break the glass.
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>>4977168
>>Make powder-infused weapons (One for each of the crew)
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>>4977168
>Make powder-infused weapons (One for each of the crew)
all right OFF time
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>>4977168
Go take a powder, ghosts!
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The whole point of the warp metal weapons is to beat ghosts to death right? I distinctly remember Cylia going practically catatonic when she saw them, plus most of the crew can't seem to see them can they? Might be better to male a single weapon rather than give the crew one each if they won't even be able to use them.
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>>4977213
The second time when the hitchhiker apperead she only became afraid.
So we can train them to be ghostbusters.
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>>4977168
>Make a solid metal weapon (Just one)
Since Shodan has our memories can’t we ask her to play Ghostbusters for everyone?
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>>4977168
>>Make powder-infused weapons (One for each of the crew)
As much as I want our own personal Mjolnir, that comes later. Security for now, hyper-hammer later.
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>>4977168
>Make powder-infused weapons (One for each of the crew)
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>>4977168

"I think i'm going to go with powder-infused weapons after all. If anything happens again, i at least want to give you guys a fighting chance."

"How kind of you. But i can't swing a weapon very well, even with my suit on." Sanig tells you.

"Well, i can spare some powder to make a few bullets for you, just in case..."

"What, are you kidding me? I'd break my whole damned arm if i tried to fire one of your maniac weapons!"

"Not necessarily... there are smaller versions with little to no recoil, but they still do a hell of a lot of damage. I'll cook you something up, don't worry about it."

"Eh... if you insist. I've always preferred my lasers and phasers, though."

"Alright, so i'll need to make some special .22 rounds for Sanig, but what about the others...?"

>Call them up and ask what they want
>Just make what you think would suit them best
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>>4977260
>Call them up and ask what they want
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>>4977071
>Some dumb motherfucker is walking around with melted palms
Fuck em, now who do we know with 3 fingers?
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>>4977081
Anything in range to watch us is guaranteed fried.
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>>4977260
>Call them up and ask what they want
>Give them recommendations and special offers if they want us to get, creative.
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>>4977260
>Call them up and ask what they want
>inb4 stupid shit
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>>4977227
This. This this this this, they must learn the glory of the greatest comedian ever.
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>>4977281
Carlin wasn't in Ghostbusters.
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>>4977260
>Call them up and ask what they want
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>>4977260
>Call them up and ask what they want
May as well but no projectiles since it’s a waste.
>>4977281
We could also implant our marine training into the head of Clank.
Our current party layout would most likely be Us, Cylia and Clank being the real damage dealers and Princess could be a viable stand in but I rather wait till she’s larger. Now, if we manage to get the war bot onto David levels of insane then oh boy.
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>>4977321
Princess is going to be our fat baby until Cylia makes David's babbies, then Princess is going to be big sister.
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>>4977260
>Call them up and ask what they want
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>>4977321
>We could also implant our marine training into the head of Clank.
hell no, we have enough sociopaths with david, plus it seems that clank has his own military training
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Did we check the workplace for any planted spygear? Sanig check for us right?

What if we gave him gyrojet weapons?
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>>4977421
what about a warp dust blanket? like pic, but with warp dust
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>>4977260
Can we put some security drones in here with phasers bola launchers, and riot foam?
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>>4977260

Walking outside, you look up at your hovercart which is currently floating high up in the air.
Gesturing to it, the cart lowers itself down so you can grab your gear.

You pull your holopad out of a backpack, then dial up Kyla to start.

"Hey, Dave. What's up?"

"I'm not Dave. Listen, what kind of weapon would you want if you were fighting a wraith?"

"Me? I'd prefer a hoverbike so i could get my ass out of there, honestly."

"..."

"Fine, fine. Uhhhh... maybe an adjustable wrench? That way it wouldn't feel weird carrying it around all the time."

"...Why do you carry a wrench, anyways? Nothing around here uses bolts."

"Because a lot of internal stuff is still screwed together for easy maintenance. Also it's a good hammer for whacking stuff."

"Alright, fair enough. I'll see what i can manage."

Hanging up with Kyla, you ring up Cylia next.

"David? Is something wrong?"

"No. Well, someone broke into the warehouse, but that's whatever. I actually called because i'm about to work on some anti-wraith weapons for all of us, and i wanted to know what you'd like."

"A dagger. Single blade, five inches long with hand guard and palm swell handle. Full tang. I'll need a sheath, too."

"That's... very specific. I'm surprised you know that much about knives."

"They're my weapon of choice, actually. I haven't had one in a while, but..."

"Alright, got it. I'll make sure it's extra sturdy."

"Thank you, David."

You hang up with Cylia, putting your pad away and letting the hovercart float back up to safety.
Gildur... probably doesn't need an anti-wraith weapon. You'll make him a small knife just in case, but you don't see him having the balls to actually fight one.
And clank, well, you know exactly what kind of weapon he would use. It'll be easy to produce a blade for him.

All that's left now is to figure out what kind of weapon you want for yourself.

>Replace your KA-BAR, maybe with duranium instead of steel
>Make a Louisville Slugger to keep next to your bed
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
>Write-In?
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>>4977467
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
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>>4977467
>Make a Louisville Slugger to keep next to your bed
You picked the wrong ship fool!
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>>4977260
Gramps giving me the impression that most races discount the ballistic tree.

Why do I see future human ships rocking SotS style impactor armaments while everyone is running around like headless chickens because they did not roll impactors and now need to scramble o another type of doctrine. This also compounded by humans lending themselves naturally towards boarding compared to others.

Well boarding first as that will require some engineering and impactors later for we, well some proper nerds not us personally, will need to crack native human antimatter before impactors if we go by SotS style.
>>4977260
>>4977467
>Mace to the face
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>>4977482
they are way beyond guns now. i remember QM telling us that some of the heavier warships have railguns and coilguns, but phasers are more convenient to the normal person
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>>4977467
>Make a Louisville Slugger to keep next to your bed
Won’t know what hit him.
Also what are the chances the fucker that attempted to nab our hammer was a Sadia goon?
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>>4977467
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>>4977492
chances are it was just a random vagrant. Someone from the slums. I do not recall at what level the warehouse was, however. I bet it was a little beggar money-kid. I dislike monkeys.
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>>4977467
Chivalrous as fuck.
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>>4977504
Fuck, forgot to actually vote.
>>4977467
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
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>>4977472
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
Changing to this because power armor with a mace is like the knights of old.
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>>4977467
>Make a Louisville Slugger to keep next to your bed
Lets hope David can bat like he can pitch.
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>>4977492
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
Changing vote to this because the Surreal sight of David in his power armour larping as a knight would be heavenly
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>>4977467
>>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
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>>4977546
"Thou mother art gay"
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>>4977554
And thou mother liked mineth polearm.
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>>4977560
And thou father smelt of elderberries.
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>>4977467
Make a big ole Bowie knife with a D guard.
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>>4977467
>>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
I'm thinking something reminiscent of Sauron's mace for the irony.
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>>4977574
PFFFFT!
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>>4977467
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
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>>4977467
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
Fucking Sauron. OP please, you need to give us the option to decorate our power armor. Maybe add a high pitch speaker that's always projecting at a frequency that nerves people, a tatter giant cloak with blood stains, and decorative steel armor plates on top of the existing armor.
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>>4977688
>"Hey David thats a pretty cool mace"
>unintelligible speech about the Silmarillion
+1 on Sauron armour too
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>>4977688
Maybe make the Sauron bits modifiable? So we only pull out when we want to be threatening, or be more of a edgelord.
Although I'm still more of a fan of either sinple knight aethetics, or the sick flame paint.
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>>4977486
We should get a "light" ship grade laser gun that we can wield while wearing PA. make it fully automatic and turn it into a gatling laser gun, ya dig it?

>>4977697
How can we make it scarier? Cut up pieces of the wraith and nail it all over the armor? See if the genes of the wraith could be replicated so we can make wraith leather?
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>>4977467
>>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
GIVE US SAURON ARMOR
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>>4977467
>Make a Louisville Slugger to keep next to your bed
A home run for each ghost head.
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>>4977467
>>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?
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>>4977710
Tbh I just want the Helmet since it looks amazing but we gotta research all the properties of the wraith corpse before we decide what to do with it.
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>>4977710
>Cut up pieces of the wraith and nail it all over the armor?
thats a bad idea for a two reasons. first, no one knows what a wraith looks like, so they won't know we're using one as a cloak, second, we still need to dissect the thing for whatever secrets its corpse has
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>>4977835
Not to mention most aliums can't even see wraiths so we'd just have seemingly a couple nails driven into the armor for no real reason.
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>>4977467
Trench club
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>>4977467
>Instead of a baseball bat, maybe a mace with a bladed head?

>>4977835
>>4978128
Good points, but isn't the corpse visible in the cryopod right now? If we could I hope we could study then, then replicate the fear effects they give people when they look at a fully manifested one.
Awe man, image if we could combine the fear effects of the wraith with that invisible lizard alien. We could be like some sort of armored, giant, ghost monster! Image David riding on Princess when she's adult. Shit would be wild.
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>>4978196
>Our mace comes out pic related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asr6_eNCuoU
Oh yeah, its all coming together. We shall put horns on our Power Armor, so all may know terror at our approach.
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>>4978204
Blast Noosphere looking like this, for the climax we march on Gron.
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>>4978204
I'm sorry. Mechanicus was released in 2018, it hasn't even been created yet.

>>4978206
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BQvCCB-PiA
There's probably a rhythm and reason to scary music and sound effects designs in media. Noosphere is pretty banger, but I think we could put scary music to better use to demoralize all our enemies.
>David rockets himself out the airlock and into the the enemy's ship
>Hull breach causes some crewmen to get sucked into the vacuum of space
>Those few unlucky enough to active their mag boots get to watch this metal monster claw its way into their ship before breach sealing shields activate
>We fire into it with our heavy phasers to little effect
>shitty pants hard
>it makes a blood curdling howl as music begins to play from somewhere
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvjO-UhCyHw
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvjO-UhCyHw
>oh gods how did it get so close!
>it coated in blood and organs of all your friends
>panic and try to contact security for assistance
>you're able to fire off a quick warning about "the space monster breachi-"
>it fucking turns your knees into mulch with it's sinister looking maul
>officers on the command deck are panicing, because all they hear is boss music and the screams of soon to be dead crewmen
>communications office comments on hearing some unsettling music coming to the deck
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>>4978217
>I'm sorry. Mechanicus was released in 2018, it hasn't even been created yet.
Damnit.
>Dead Space
Well that works too.
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>>4978217
Sure you could go with something from Dead Space or...
https://youtu.be/NpOVKbM7vlA
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>>4978217
>>4978251
You guys are really missing out. Don't waste time with music, just play elk calls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gBk04ajuxk
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>>4977467

"Alright... i think i finally know what i'm going to make. But i'm going to need some more tools before that."

"What is it this time, boy?"

"Well, i'm gonna need to turn the rest of my warp metal into powder... but to do that, i need to grind it down."

"Ah, that is a problem." Sanig says, scratching his chin.

"Fortunately, i think i have the solution." You tell him, pointing to your tupperware container full of wet shavings.

Walking outside again, you lower the hovercart down again and haul it inside, getting ready to print some tools.

"SHODAN, did you finish uploading the program?"

"Yes, Captain. Your fabricators should be capable of handling warp metal shavings now. In theory."

"Good work. Now, let's see if i can actually do this without frying something."

You dump your current stock of warp metal shavings into the materials hopper and close it up, allowing the machine access to them.
Placing the neural interface helmet on your head, you start up the fab and begin the process.

Sanig watches with a grin on his face as the dust filters out and simply hangs in the air, almost creating a shadow of the item you plan on making.
Regular steel slowly builds up on the surface of the warp metal grains, filling out little by little until the form of the object takes shape.
There was no lightning, no explosive electromagnetic event and no catastrophic failure.

And what was it that you made exactly?
A grinding disc, but made of steel. It's edge is heavily impregnated with sharp warp metal shavings, which as far as you know are the only thing that can cut warp metal without excessive force.

"I assume there's a tool that goes with this?" Sanig asks.

"Yes, there is. And then there's a tool that powers that tool as well."

"This seems overcomplicated..." He complains.

"Well, this is what happens when you can't use electricity. I'm gonna make it fuckin' work."

Sitting back down, you immediately get back to work printing something else. This time, it's an air-driven angle grinder.
Fortunately, air-driven devices are blessedly simple and you finish within a span of minutes.

Less simple is the compressor you'll need to power it, but fortunately electric motor designs are cheap, and some are even free on the local net.
You've already got the design loaded onto the fab, so you don't even need the helmet on for this one. It takes about ten minutes for the fab to spit out a medium-sized air compressor.

You'd love to just print a plastic hose, but it would take the weapons fab far too long to do that, so you end up printing the majority of the run out of copper instead, with a length of reinforced rubber hose on either end. Bit jank, but it works.
And while the fab is printing that hose, you take the compressor outside and hook it up. It'll need to be outside of the range of any lightning bolts or EMP bursts while you're running it, but that's no problem.
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I want to fab up some cosplay and make Clang our witch king of angmar.
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>>4978367
So would be Sanig be a dwarf or hobbit?
Kyla would be just a normal orc, and Cylua is obviously an elf.
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>>4978421
What? The only one that would cosplay would be sanig ans one of the races you said, but cylia stays as a catgirl and kyla as a goblin
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>>4978486
It's for fun, not a serious suggestion anon.
Now answer the questions.
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>>4976870
I get them too my man. To the point, I normally just stay up if I am agitated and can't have a few beers to settle before sleep because of work the next day or what-ever.

Reread the 1st few threads and you really dropped a lot of hints for stuff later on. I imagine we will feel so dumb for not getting what wraiths, dark matter, and dark energy are and how they connect before it is said IC.

>>4977260
So primer only .22 rounds are pretty damn good for plinking in town, and won't perf part of the ship. To weak to cycle an action themselves but a small revolver might be good for gramps.

>>4977429
Why not see if our resident rogue can come hang back for a little bit after we leave and see if she can spot someone and follow them if they hit us again. Maybe even say loudly as we walk out how we are just gonna leave the ingots here for the night, sweeten the pot. We obviously leave nothing behind.

>>4977501
The managed to cut through a steel chain. Most bums I know don't have the resources to cut or hack through even a security chain. Might be gangs just looking for a score, might be something else. Steel is very strong to these guys as you recall. I am paranoid.
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>>4978522
>So primer only .22 rounds are pretty damn good for plinking in town, and won't perf part of the ship. To weak to cycle an action themselves but a small revolver might be good for gramps.
Just make a compensator for a proper calibre, its piss easy to get 9mm pistols to almost no recoil with roller delayed systems and suppressors/compensators balanced right.
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>>4978528
Listen man, not gonna argue about this but Sanig is not anyone we ever want to need an operator looking set up with a suppressor, functional comp, and actual recoil dampening system like we pulled it from a fucking over designed Kriss. Unless we go on all out war vs wraiths, simple is better. Recall how we tried to explain what Murphy's law was? A simple setup is best, just enough to defend himself if shit pops up with another Wraith.
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>>4978356

With the compressor running and your hose hooked up, you clamp the red-hot warp metal down and start cranking on it, hard.
A large bucket underneath catches the burning hot dust and quickly begins boiling as the dust rapidly dumps it's heat into the water.

"Man, this stuff would make an amazing heatsink..."

"If only you could get enough of it!" Sanig yells from across the room. Apparently your grinder is quite loud and annoying.

It takes less than a minute for the steel grinding disk to start glowing, at which point you have to quench it to keep it from melting.
This repeats over and over and over again, at least fifty times over the course of an hour.
However, by the end you're left with a very nice blob of warm metal powder by the end.

"Man, it's weird. It acts like it's magnetic, but only with itself." You note. "It doesn't stick to steel at all."

"Kind of creepy, ain't it?" Sanig asks.

"A little. Alright, let's get this stuff in the printer already."

You start off with Kyla's wrench. It's fairly easy to make, and you get it done quickly. A bit oversized for her, you think, but this is what she normally carries around.
Since you're making your crew's weapons here, you decided to use plain hardened steel. No fancy alloys or weird composite materials, just plain steel. Something about it just feels right.
Well, that's ignoring the fine speckling of warp metal visible in the surface of the wrench...

Moving on, you make Cylia's knife next, to her exact specifications.
It got you thinking though, and so you decide to update your own KA-BAR a bit while you're at it, adding spiked knuckle dusters to the handle, a pommel striker and a light dusting of warp metal throughout. It's not much, so it should be alright.
Your own blade now more resembles the old trench knives used in the first world war, minus the triangular blade. You still actually use your knife to cut shit, so it's kind of important.

Next up will be... likely your new siege weapon. A certain mace from a certain film that you quite like the look of. It's sheer weight requires two hands to wield it, but it fits perfectly in one hand while wearing your power armor.
The whole handle of the mace is made of titanium to reduce weight while retaining strength, but the blades on it's head are hardened steel. The whole thing is thoroughly impregnated with warp metal, it's dark grains visible throughout.

"What the hell is that supposed to be?" Sanig asks incredulously.

You stand tall, mace resting against your shoulder as you appreciate it's girth. It feels good in the hand, and you're quite happy with it.
Taking it in both hands, you take aim at one of the many empty aluminum crates scattered throughout the warehouse.

With one massive swing, the crate is completely caved in and ripped apart. It actually sticks to the blade, requiring you to slam it against a pole to dislodge it.

"That's ridiculous. Even you can't wield that thing properly! I can see you straining, kid!"
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>>4978553
Gron's getting golfed into a sun
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>>4978553
The galaxy will bow with the coming of the Dark Lord.
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>>4978553
>I can see you straining, kid!"

Just wait till I start doing some work outs in 2.3G. And I kinda meant it more for the power armor to be honest. I sill have my new knife I really need it. Pretty sure I can still smack a Wraith with Grondname of Sauron's mace, not to be mistake for the tiny dick rock-boi it is getting used on. here though. It sucked at throwing down honestly. I killed the last one with a baseball pitch.
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>>4978553
"It's not meant to be carried unarmoured."
>Start training in 1.5 G (or higher) to raise more mass.
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>>4978553
>"Man, this stuff would make an amazing heatsink..."
>"If only you could get enough of it!" Sanig yells from across the room.
this gives me an idea. what if we use the railgun thing from the last thread, but as an emergency/"fuck you in particular" weapon?
because unless we manage to find a way to heat up the chunks of metal fast, we won't be able to alpha strike the enemy ships unless we preheat the rounds, and that's a bad idea for a stealth ship
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>>4978553
Gron is getting caved in
>>4978566
I thought Grond was Morgoths hammer.
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>>4978600
I am dumb and and just recalled that name in conjunction with it being a hammer in LoTR. Still kinda works though, based on a quick wiki search.
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>>4978622
We can save that for a much larger weapon.
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>>4978553
The smile on my face is hurting now.
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>>4978553
This makes my mace the big mace.

Time to HUGE quest Gron into a fucking sun.
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>>4978735
too bad we need him alive
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>>4978736
>need him alive
No we don't. Well, we can turn him in for a bounty, then ask the corpo guy if we can kill him.
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>>4978740
i like how you think
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>>4978740
Yes we do, we aren't hunting him for a bounty, but to complete the deal with Sadia after we fucked up theirs goons.
We are delivering him to them, if they decide to kill Gron, will be after they interrogate him, on their own terms. The only way we could kill the rock guy would be if capture was impossible, in which case we would need the corpse as proof, and probably would make Sadia less appeasead.
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we need gron less alive but not dead.
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>>4978745
I see

>>4978787
Then the solution is to maim all his limbs off, then cauterize the stumps with laser fire. If he goes into shock then we stank him with a 10mm thick needle + coagulants. I think.
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>>4978740
Sadia better not cheap out on us but chances are they are gonna either a) attempt to take care of us both or b) seeing our horrific power will attempt to get us into their employment by whatever means necessary. I don't trust them at all so expect the worse.
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>>4978811
No no no, it is
>to be mauled
>cauterizing if needed
>administer copious amount of sedatives and analgesics you need both, sadly
not necessarily in that order
>>4978819
I trust sadia will just leave us alone
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>>4978745
If we bring Gron back dead, we are "good" with Sadia. Alive gets us cash in the bank. Supposedly.

>>4978811
>>4978994

That stupid completely unneeded level of violence will close off the Cylia route and alienate the crew, other than the robots I guess. Cylia has already stated she will not deal with us torturing people like that. I imagine she would just leave at that point, with her share of the pot.

Also
>I trust sadia will just leave us alone
Haha. For now maybe.

>>4978819
Pretty sure we are fucking off after this job, so that might help with not getting screwed by Sadia unless they have a welcome party waiting for us when we bring Gron in.
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>>4978553
Time to train in High G
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>>4979196
or see if some of the rejuve serums would work for us to reverse us back to peak.

Then we can have a faster healing speed, and with a dedicated medical treatment we could work out until risking if not outright muscle damage and heal them back up to have a far greater rate of gains.

The issue then becomes skeletal development. Remember once you get into adulthood the skeletal structure ossifies and for the most part stops growing.
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>>4979200
The rejuve serums are custom-tailored to work with Grey physiology that was custom genetically engineered to use the rejuve serums.

That being said, enhancements and a bit of genetic engineering seem to be common place so we could probably get those done to us.
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>>4979200
>>4979201

This. It was stated said if we were as rich as a high Galactic noble, we could probably live forever with patch-jobs but as it stands we are shit out of luck, the rejuvenation juice that the Greys use as default are kinda locked out from us.

All Greys are clones of a clone at this point other than our Sanigger and ones as old as him btw. Even he got his cock chopped off via gene mods but he screwed off before the Thing was complete.
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>>4979208
>>4979201
I was referring to some of the custom ones. To get it to work we will need another grey exile or someone of similar calibre and experience.

Or headhunt for some very obscure human researchers, because this I expected is like virusology and antivirus creation. A lot of people know some things about the!, the average doctor knows somewhat more but neither is someone you can actually relly on to fuck about with them and the true specialists who truly know how to do it and are not monkeys following procedure are depressingly scarce, even in their own industries.

Also it is jot for love fe everlasting bit for pushing for peak theoretical human and staying there.

Being able to push the gains game beyond even bodybuilders. The only issues are as I said before the bones and well the joints too. This might need some reinforcement, or clever workaround.
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"It's not meant to be used unarmored. I can, but it's not meant to be."

"That makes more sense... but you're still a freak for being able to swing that thing."

"You're starting to sound like you don't want anti anti-wraith bullets."

"...And?"

You roll your eyes and set the mace down on the floor.
The last thing you need to make is some .22 rounds for Sanig. However, regular .22 rounds just won't do. If he needs it, you want to make sure it puts the target down for good.

So you've decided to build him a revolver chambered in .22 hornet instead.
Same size of bullet, but traveling around three times faster at 3000 feet per second.

It's a simple revolver without a lot of fancy features. Small but relatively heavy to help lower recoil, with a eight shot cylinder.
You don't make the warp metal bullets at first, because you want to test fire it first. So to start off, you just make simple lead bullets.

"Alright, check it out and tell me what you think, Sanig."

You hand him the unloaded revolver, and he seems surprised by the weight.

"Why's it so heavy? It doesn't even have any electronics, does it?" He asks.

"The weight reduces recoil. If i made it at light as possible, it would hurt your hand every time you fired it."

"Interesting."

Sanig holds the revolver in one hand, squinting his eye and looking down the sights.

"Hmm. It feels good, i kind of like it. There's just something... barbaric about it, you know?"

"Great. I'll test fire it then, and if it doesn't blow up, bind or misfire we'll call it good."

Sanig hands the revolver back and you load it up. Taking aim with one hand, you fire all eight shots into another aluminum crate without issue.
Looking the crates over, you see that the bullets penetrated both sides of the crate and then punched into the crate behind that, which was full of metal junk.

"Looks like it works well. Good job, kid."

"Thanks. You want to try it out next? Just to make sure you can handle it?"

"I'm sure i can handle that little thing. As long as it's not that monstrosity you keep slung over your shoulder half the time..."

"Hmm? Oh, the KS-23? Haha, yeah... i wasn't exactly sure what i'd be encountering when i first got here, so i went a little overboard. The original ones were made from the barrels of defective anti-aircraft weaponry."

"So it's for shooting down aircraft? I'm not shocked in the slightest. Here, give me that thing..."

Sanig takes the revolver back and, after showing him how to eject the spent cartridges, he slowly loads it back up.
He then flips it closed as naturally as he breathes, then takes aim at a crate...

"Well, i'll be. Your grouping's almost as tight as mine, old man!"

"Hah. I never liked using scopes on my phasers. Never did trust computers to do my targeting for me."

"I can agree with you on that! I prefer my iron-sights if i can help it."

You both have a laugh and bump your fists together, but that little moment is sadly interrupted.
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>>4979253
>Grandpa and Grandson, bonding over /k/
Feels good.
>You both have a laugh and bump your fists together, but that little moment is sadly interrupted.
So either someone is about to die, or someone is going to die screaming.
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>>4979253
Don't worry! Yelling and swinging solves any trouble!
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>>4979253
>But that little moment is sadly interrupted
Someone is in for a suprise.
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>>4979253
>war vet grandson bonding with war vet grandpa
This was an incredible wholesome bonding moment, but if this is a ganger interrupting us there gonna love everything they love.
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>He then flips it closed as naturally as he breathes, then takes aim at a crate...

>Hah. I never liked using scopes on my phasers. Never did trust computers to do my targeting for me.

Our Grigga is the Ayy version of us that never happened. Also trusts the Force. So 100% about him being ex military now. Perfect. I love it.

>that little moment is sadly interrupted.
You are gonna have a bad time.
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>>4979253
>You don't make the warp metal bullets at first, because you want to test fire it first. So to start off, you just make simple lead bullets.

Can we install some sort of tracker for the warp metal bubbles? like adding a radioactive isotope that lets us know how close we are to them, because i feel its gonna be a pain in the ass to make the bullets again
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>>4979384
Anon all we got is just the powder. Can we make so many .22 bullets right now. It doesnt have to be solid warp metal bullets. It just needs to coat the bullets is all. Its not like we're gonna need a high quantity of these things. For now.
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>>4979253
Okay I'm thin security is probably coming to check in on us, and i think i want to run a quick experiment with Sanig on the wraith corpse.
Now these things already looked dead wya before David murderlized it. I'm wondering if the wraith corpse will react to anti-matter dust like salt to a freshly cut animal. As in touch know how a fresh cut meat reacts to salt, would the same apply to a dead wraith?
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>>4979384
Anon, the Ayys, and from what I remember the majority of them will surely die with even a minor exposition to radioactive material, humans in the other hand can eat a banana and not instantly dying in the act and we can slowly agonize with deadly amounts of radiation, but the Ayys can't stand it.

I think that it might be better to find some alien luminicent substance and fill the bullets with it, like so when the alien (because I don't think we should use this for the Wraith desu) starts to bleed or anything then he's going to leave a trail. Think of it like the first Hellboy movie when he can track that demon because of that green stuff it left thanks to the special bullet
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>>4979416
So what you're saying is, when we're gonna fight Ayys we should start coating our bullets in uranium for maximum lethality.
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>>4979500
I would believe that there are elements that decay even faster
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>>4979500
that would probably kill our ayy friends too. High explosive rounds should be better though; the explosion might trigger the hervibore's suicide trigger
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>>4979526
We just yell at herbivores and they drop dead! Same way how sheep freeze when scared
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>>4979253
When are we going to do something about Afganistan?

>>4979500
Remember in the first thread where we discussed weaponizing radiation? I remember someone bringing up using a chunk or uranium and a fan to blow radioactive particles at aliens. Fucking wild shit.
We'll probably never do it since some free members will probably leave due to excessive cruelty.
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>>4979573
>When are we going to do something about Afganistan?
david would probably recall the troops earlier
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>>4979577
David would probably evacuate the civilians BEFORE the troops.
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>>4979580
David probably wouldn't cock up the entire thing to a degree that seems intentional.
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>>4979577
>>4979580
Why do we have troops stationed there anyways? Govs and corps hungry for big oil?
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>>4979573
If David was going to do something about it, he wouldn't start in Afghanistan.
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>>4979585
Three big reasons off the top of my head
>It's a considerable strategic advantage to have Afghanistan as a launch port for any military operations in the Middle East
>Endless "war" means endless spending of billions on non-descript "war efforts"
>there's fat fucking Lithium deposits in Afghanistan
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>>4979585
originally it was revenge for 9/11 and then after bin laden died we were supposed to leave, but then it became a game of "we should stay juuust one more year". rinse and repeat for like 10 years
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>>4979585
The CIA grows opium there. Search it up on duckduckgo, Google blocks it.
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>>4979615
What always gets me is that people somehow expected the Afghan military to actually hold back the Taliban for a time.
Even if they wanted to (spoilers: they didn't), they're notoriously incompetent.
Their entire force would probably get fucked by 2 hadjis in a technical.
>>4979617
Also this. Why they didn't move operations anywhere else, I have no idea.
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>>4979585
Who do you think got paid for the trillions of dollars spent in Afghanistan? It was never about winning or making any sort of change.
>>4979573
>posting literal fake news that got btfo before the artist could even finish drawing the comic
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>>4979599
i think the soldiers on the ground figured out that arabs&co don't do democracy western style.
Pakistan had to break up protests about a christian teacher or nurse suspected of proselytizing not getting the capital punishment tienanmen style with tanks.
>>4979585
>>4979615

political inertia (can not admit fault without the risk of having to resign or losing the next election) and business inertia (some donors were making money so interest to keep it going)
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>>4979573
Actually, in the first thread, QM confirmed most aliens instantly die so I don't think we can consider it cruel. We had a lot of insane ideas going on in that /k/ rant.
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>>4979636
Most of that rant was me explaining to a singular anon how firearms work and why they generally don't work in space.
Several times as a matter of fact, since apparently the first three posts reiterating what "cold-welding" was didn't take.
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>>4979638
I was the anon trying to push the antimatter weaponry and just generally trying to push the most insane ideas forward. I still want that ship-mounted cannon and I won't stop trying.
Oh yeah, are we heading for Gron after we deal with whatever came into our warehouse?
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>>4979642
we still need to plan an actual plan, but yeah
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>>4979599
Where would he start then?

>>4979615
Wow.

>>4979617
Jesus.

>>4979622
I didnt know it was fake news. I saw sad dog comic, then I felt sad.

>>4979642
>>4979643
We can figure something out for the ship cannon to prevent cold welding, or go for broke on something that already exists like railguns. Maybe depleted uranium warheads for railguns?
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>>4979644
a railgun is a fine idea, but that's way overkill, specially since we tend to sell the ships we capture and we'd ideally run from anything that is bigger and more armed than us.
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>>4979651
It's not overkill if we have to fight something double our own ship's tonnage and armor, wouldnt you agree?
We dont tend to sell our ships since we have soon to be two welded together in dry dock to double as a spare home/storage, and we've only made a single deal to sell the one ship.

>we'd ideally run from anything that is bigger and more armed than us.
So you want us to get a bigger ship than Grons to take him out? That's some pussy shit right there, just get the cloaking device, get a better shield generator, and get more thrusters for better maneuverability.
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>>4979618
You know the Afghans had an extremely high casualty rate? They rowed with whatever they had. The problem was that 2/3 of the army was a paper army and the leaders took the money and used it on themselves. Their army wasn't even payed when the Taliban rushed them
One thing that's the allies fault is that they used contractors to repair the way to advanced equipment they gave the ANA and that way the Afghans weren't able to get competent in the maintenance of this equipment.
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>>4979653
if we have to fight something like that, we'd better bring something similar to their tonnage and armor. otherwise we're the equivalent of somalian pirates who attach a machinegun to a dinghy

>So you want us to get a bigger ship than Grons to take him out?
his ship is similar to ours in size, albeit more armored and probably with more weapons as well; but we have the stealth advantage, so things are evened out.
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>>4979657
So you do or dont want a railgun?
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>>4979654
Regardless of the circumstances that led to their under-readiness, they were unable to perform all the same.
That said, I'm almost certain that turning the ANA into a competent and well equipped fighting force was never really a priority for their allies.
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>>4979668
There's a big giant report about it that came out within the last year or two I think. At no point did anyone give a fuck about knowing waht they were doing on the US and afghan sides. Everyone was just winging it with dumb descisions for 20 years.
I also remember that some guy that leaked the fact that something like 90% of the people drones killed were civilians got prosecuted and sentenced a month or two ago as punishment for revealing said classified war crime.
The US allied itself with local warlords and ironically made the locals distrust the US MORE since giving people that will rape and pillage everyone military funding/backup is not the way to gain local support.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtZboGLNQaI
Nearly all of these guys are high too. Just look at how shit these guys are at even the most basic of things.
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>>4979675
It's the big reason why I hesitate to call it a "war" in the first place. Nobody from the US gave a shit once the 9-11 hysteria wore off.
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>>4979253

"Well, well, well. What do we have here? I was wondering what all that damned noise was, but it looks like we found the source. Why don't you hand over everything you've got, and maybe i won't break your legs."

It's a group of five, all the same race. They kind of look like Gildur, but their bone structure is different and they've got way more muscle.
You can't help but smile as you notice something. These guys don't have three fingers, but their hands are naturally splayed out like they're doing the vulcan salute.
And one of them has his hand all wrapped up.

Their leader, clearly a size larger than the rest, steps forward to talk.

"That's a hard stare you got. What are you looking at, pinky?" He growls.

And then he makes the mistake of poking you in the chest.
Your fist flies out before you even think about it, smacking him right in the jaw.

Shockingly, he doesn't fly backwards. It clearly hurt, but he just growls and forces your arm back, fist still planted firmly in his cheek.
You see now that his eyes are super bloodshot, and his pupils are dilated like crazy. This guy's high as balls.

The man roars at you as he throws a punch of his own. You let it connect, and it blows you backwards. You slide on your feet for a distance before catching your balance again.
You feel something wet trickling down your lip, and you can taste the blood in your mouth. That one hurt.

"Uh oh." You hear Sanig mutter. He stares at you with one brow raised and slowly backs further away from you.

You feel pretty good right now. Your muscles are loose, and you're already sharp and warmed up from working in the forge.
The drugged-up retard is charging you right now, almost in slow motion. Both arms raised and claws extended, his tongue is lolling out of his mouth, which is practically dripping with foam. He's out of his head for sure.

>Break him
>Finesse him
>Humiliate him
>Write In?
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
its been some time since we could liberally -and more importantly- guiltlessly brutalize someone. we'll definitely enjoy this.
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
I expect David to finish with a damn flash kick given we're in a .03G environment.
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
Sanig is on the same wavelength as us.
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>>4979712
>Break him
This or humiliate, so long as we brutalize, and cripple him.
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
don't do drugs. Pretty cool tho, this is the first (minus gron) alien whose head doesn't go flying after a punch
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
Thugs only understand that.
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
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>>4979712
>Write In
Changing vote, let's maul him with the maul. Let's put this baby to the test.
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>>4979745
I think that's what we're doing when we humilate this crackhead.
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>>4979712
>humiliate him.
The dude is surprisingly big and heavy. I say we trip him, send his face flying into the forge at some point , and let his intoxicated ass murder/maul his own teammates so that we can get a bonus on the bounties when we turn them in.
Alternatively we break a leg with the maul.
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>>4979712
>Humiliate him
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>>4979712
Done forget to check all these guys for bounties then drain their accounts again.
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>>4979757
that's already baked into our muscle memory
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>>4979759
It occurs to me we could make a decent living by beating up all the thugs on the station and stealing their cash on the regular.
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>>4979764
it has worked well so far for us. if it weren't for the crew, we'd probably have like 500k-1 million credits right now
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>>4979775
We could probably make that much money if we spend an entire month dedicated to chasing bounties.

I know that Cyla still runs her buisness in on the station, and I curious about how much income she gets on the regular. Maybe she could use advertising help? Nah shes a buisness woman and probably already had that down to pay.
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>>4979778
kyla is pretty well set with her business. she's only with us because she can fiddle with the ayy ship
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>>4979712
>Finesse him

Palm strike to the jaw then put him on the ground, hard. Then work on the rest of these assholes. Make sure we get a video of us just destroying them, Also Sanig should shoot the one that will inevitably run.
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>>4979781
And David's Diiiiiiick, and the cool shit David makes and finds.
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>>4979742
Actually, changing my vote to
>Finesse him
These trash are not worth the effort, just take them out and dump into a trash can.
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>>4979712
>>Humiliate him
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Roll 1d100, best of three. No DC.
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>4979844
Here we go.
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>4979844
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>4979844
Nat 1
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>>4979847
time to deliver the blood
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>>4979847
I kinda hoped for 100, but this is good.
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>>4979573
What do this comic mean? Isn't this the artist that did Darth Biden draining the melanin from a black woman?
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>>4980111
I think its like a dog left behind in a US base in Afghanistan?
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>>4979847
As it turns out, being too high to feel pain doesn't stop you from getting fucked up. Who'da thunk it?
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>>4979712
kinda wish we had the bat

The mace straight up kills people.
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>>4980194
Yes, and?
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>>4980194
We can make a regular ass bat then, but I can't imagine a situation where we only want to KO a wraith
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>>4980231
Is it even possible to only knock them out?
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>>4980232
Who knows? Probably not though, in my absolutely scientifically backed and extremely precise guesstimation.
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>>4979712

You let him charge you, then drop underneath his strike as the tries to claw at you.
Throwing out your left leg, you sweep his feet and let his own momentum carry him forward. He tumbles and lands on his face, skidding across the floor tiles.
That pissed him off real good.

"Kick his ass, boys!" One of the other men yells.

"Yeah, help the boss!"

"Let's get him!"

As they start yelling, Sanig pulls something out of his jumpsuit and tosses it into the crowd, where it lands with a metallic twang and rolls across the ground.
It ticks for half a second before popping open violently, at which point a massive burst of electricity flows out in every direction, dropping three of the four men to the ground.

You don't have time to worry about that though, because "the boss" has clamored to his feet and is charging at you again. Looks like this time he intends to throw some kind of superman punch.
This time, you feint to the right before ducking to the left, letting him pass above your right shoulder. The man's head firmly impacts your open right palm, and once again his own momentum slams him against the floor.
He rolls over to get back to his feet again, just as quickly. Before he can get back up again though, you kick him in the gut so hard that he wheezes.

"Weak." You spit. "Is this all you've got?"

The dog-like man just stares at you for a moment, almost like he can't believe what you just said to him. He then growls loudly, grabbing your ankle and making an attempt to bite your leg.
You stomp down on his arm with your free leg, breaking his wrist and freeing your leg. His head is blown back as you kick him in the chin, having missed your leg.
He rolls several times to get away from you, then just looks at his wrist as he notices it dangling limply. Can he not feel it, or...?

You take a moment to glance over at Sanig, who seems to be just fine. He's currently got one foot on top of an unconscious attacker, who has a smoking phaser wound on his chest.
The other attackers are rolling around on the floor and groaning, but they might be back on their feet soon. Well, you're sure Sanig can handle it.

Oh, looks like the crackhead is coming for you again. Charging in like an idiot, of course.
This time you don't dodge, and instead deliver a pair of heavy blows straight to his face.

"One, Two!" You shout in quick succession.

He doesn't go down from that, so you pop him again.

"One, TWO!"

A light jab followed by a right straight, he's knocked back and stumbles on his feet just like you did when he punched you. But he still doesn't go down.
You can see blood running from his nose and mouth after those, so you know you're doing damage. Whatever he's on, it must be some good shit.
This time you're the one charging in. He seems dizzy, regardless of whether he can feel the pain or not.

"One, Two.... UPPER!"

Again you pop him in the face, but this time the jab comes from your right, and you follow up the left straight with an uppercut.
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>>4980248
>"Kick his ass, boys!" One of the other men yells.
>"Yeah, help the boss!"

I hope they had that boston gangster accent
>"Let's get him!"
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>>4980248
Damn. Maybe it is the space-crack but this guy is pretty damn tough. Too bad being a tough guy out here means you never have to really learn to fight for real.
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>>4980275
He remind of those guys who take ton of bullets but survive because they are so high, de-facto already dead but still going through pure drug power.
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>>4980248
He's just using this fucker like Glass Jaw Joe.
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>>4980248
Holy shit, how high is this guy? Shame that whatever drug he is on muat be weak on humans, could made some good combat stimulant. Probably will end up just as a sleeping pill for David.
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>>4980277
So this guy is a Giga-Nigga on PCP? Love it.
Too bad David is an Ultra-Chad
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>>4980277
shouldn't have used 9mm, fed boy
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>>4980248
probably has a fractured skull and is dealing with hemorrage.
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>>4980323
If we want to get really autistic over this, then .357 Sig is the best around around other than maybe 5.7mm, depending The only thing that hurts these calibers or other specialty ones like them is the price of the rooty-tooty-point-and-shooty and what each round costs, which are negligible in space, what with the nano-fabs,
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>>4980442
Man I just brain people with rocks. All these people with their tech nine ologies. If it was good enough for our ancestors it's good enough for me.

Cain Gang
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>>4980450
what is a bullet, if not a particularly fast rock
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>>4980451
A completely different atomic composition and biblical significance.
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>>4980451
We fast-balled a chunk of metal hard enough to explode a demons head. We punched a guy made of rocks and felt good on how we did. David is pretty oonga boonga, aside from being kinda smart.
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>>4980456
Simple living. Happy living. Smashing rocks and big ass cocks. We should buy a boat.
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>>4980460
truly Royal, anon
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>>4980248
Make him kick himself!
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>>4980460
We are already on the boat. Space boat. It's nice.
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>>4980248

You feel his jaw give out as you spring upwards and put your whole body behind this uppercut. He flips once, and then twice through the air before finally hitting the ground.
But this motherfucker, he's still trying to get up! You can't friggin' believe it!

"Stay down, dumbass. I'm not trying to kill you right now."

He's ignoring you. Slowly, he manages to uncrumple himself and starts to sit up...

"I said stay down!"

You kick him square in the balls with your steel-toed boots, and hear a horrifying crunch.
He clearly felt that one, despite whatever drugs he's on. His eyes bulge out of his head, and he almost immediately vomits.
Then, as he's squirming around on the floor, you hear him shitting himself as well. Violently. You don't really want to touch him anymore.

Looking back up, you see Sanig has dealt with the others.
Two of the four men are laying on the ground with phaser burns, and the other two have dropped their weapons and are standing in place with their hands up.
Sanig looks to be fine, and is holding them up at phaser-point.

"You good, Sanig?"

"I'm fine, kid. How about you? I saw you take one to the face, there."

"Please, if that could put me down i wouldn't have made it through middle-school."

Your conversation is interrupted as "The Boss" starts screaming inbetween his fits of dry-heaving.
You do your best to ignore that for the moment, and begin interrogating the prisoners.

"Hey, you there. Quintuplet number one." You demand.

"...Me?" He asks.

"Yes, you. Dumbass. What the fuck is your boss on? There's only one species i know who can take a punch like that, and he ain't it."

"He... He's addicted to Redsang. We've been trying to get him off it, but..."

"Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Second question, what the fuck are you doing in my warehouse?"

"We're... robbing you?"

"Oh yeah? Doesn't look like it to me. You new around here? Maybe you don't know who i am, or are you just that stupid?"

"W-Well, we did kinda... just get here the other day..."

"Yeah, i figured. Question number three, why was your friend here snooping around my warehouse?"

You point accusingly at quintuplet number two, who's standing next to number one here.

"Wha- How did you know?!" Number two exclaims.

"Okay first off? If i was bluffing and didn't know before i would now."

"Hey, that' cheating!" He yells. You smack him across the face to shut him up.

"And second, i did know, because i saw your fucking skinprint on my hammer. Yeah, good job dumbass. Hot things are hot, did you learn that in special ed?"

"I didn't know it was hot! There were no warning labels on it, man!"

You chuckle at that.

"Heh. Yeah, this machine predates safety, as they say. People like you are the reason they have to put "Do not drink" on bottles of bleach."

"What's that supposed to mean?"

You pop him in the nose for talking back to you.

"It means you're not just stupid, you're so fucking stupid that you're a danger to yourself and society. Idiot."
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>>4980489
>"I didn't know it was hot! There were no warning labels on it, man!"
oh god, these thugs are *that* particular kind of idiot. damn.
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>"I didn't know it was hot! There were no warning labels on it, man!"
I have no words. I have none because if I had any I would be screaming. This isn't just stupid, this is Expert Double Plus Advanced Stupid.
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>>4980489
Damn I love these idiots. We aught to smack then some more and ask who they're affiliated with so we can fuck up their boss's boss.
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>>4980489
Holy shit, this guys are actually retarded.
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>>4980489
>Then, as he's squirming around on the floor, you hear him shitting himself as well. Violently. You don't really want to touch him anymore.
>Your conversation is interrupted as "The Boss" starts screaming inbetween his fits of dry-heaving.
I think we are about to witness the part when that scalie crazy bitch talked about dying from too much pain
when that drugs wears off that is
>"I didn't know it was hot! There were no warning labels on it, man!"
this station I swear
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>"I didn't know it was hot! There were no warning labels on it, man!"
I know this isn't the first time this lack of critical thinking in Space-Faring races has been brought up, but holy shit.
It's like I'm in Highschool again.
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>>4980489
I...I can't even...they're the Four Stooges.
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>>4980521
at least they're thugs; they aren't a full representation of their whole species, i hope
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>>4980527
You would think a thug would have some critical thinking skills given how that's half of what makes up Street-Smarts, but I guess you don't need those either in space.
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>>4980531
they're thugs. most of them are only critical thinkers when it relates to drugs or how to mug people.don't put too many hopes and expectations into themapj08
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>>4980531
Depends, a bunch of thugs are just dumb muscle. I wasn't expecting much from the ayys giving the shit some humans in guettos get up to, but this is next level stupid.
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>>4980531
Even in space, the government holds your hand through doing crime.
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>>4980523
I almost want to recruit the 3 Stooges as the 1st grunts of SWB. The boss can hard detox and die, he is useless to use, but I am pretty sure these others now think we are their pack leader, given that we fucked the other guy's shit up till he shit himself. The just got here so no bounties.
Might want to make best use of these guys.

Big Boss didn't just conjure Outer Heaven from nothing, it was made of dudes he beat and showed mercy on at first.
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>>4980586
god no. they're too stupid and our ship is too cramped. also i don't think its going to be a good idea to stay in the station after we get gron. i feel this branch of sadia will go after us right away
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>>4980586
Get their contacts and names, tell them square up or we come beat their ass again.
If they want to join the future organization on the the pirated pirate station, them they will have to prove themselves first.
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>>4980586
They are the window lickers, literal bottom of the barrel. We need a standard of competency of being smart enough to NOT touch the forge equipment just because it doesn't have safety signs.
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>>4980442
5.7 is literally an overspecialised .22WMR designed to use 1 specific fairly meh tier AP projectile. Also 10mm Auto at its full +p loadings is leagues better at dumping energy into something than .357sig, which was made from 10mm but for limp wristed FBI agents who cant hold a gun worth shit.
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>>4980604
I mean like 90% of the dudes working for The Boss were pretty damn stupid. It's just the good ones are so good as to be absurd.

It's kind of like everyone in the room having an IQ of 70 but there's one guy with an IQ of 500 or some impossible bullshit bringing the average up unfairly.
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>>4980609
This isn't actual Metal Gear Solid, this is space, and this idiots don't have the benefit of being human to compensate for window licking status. Plus, the goon squad worship The Boss, for good reason, but they would take any beating given to them with a smile. Basically fucking gimps at some points.
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>>4980613
>and this idiots don't have the benefit of being human to compensate for window licking status
But they also don't have to deal with other humans yet. Sooooo that's kind of irrelevant at this current juncture.

I'm sure we could convince these fuzzy wuzzies we're a veritable god or something.
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>>4980609
We ahould atleast wait to get some food recruits first before starting to scrape rhe bottom of the barrel.
After Gron we are going to Earth anyway, which means we can start off with some more humans to make a fearsome reputation for our group.
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>>4980628
Kazuhira burgers aren't going to be a thing, dammit.
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>>4980489
>Redsang
Endless space fan here.
>"W-Well, we did kinda... just get here the other day..."
Show the footage of us butchering the thugs while gassing them.
We are not to be fucked with.
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>>4980627
its just not worth the hassle
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>>4980633
We truly live in dark times.
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>>4980594
I agree that we need to fuck off right after we ship Gron to Sadia. Very much so in fact.

We will need to get men for our merc corp at some point though. These are dumbasses that need some disciple and not be lead by a crack head. Hell we might have been little shits like them if we didn't enlist and go through hell to earn our savvy. The dog-people are like the second strongest people we have met, even if the big boy on the grounf needed space-drugs for us to not floor him in like 2 hits, I just think wasting them is a poor choice.

>>4980603
This is a decent idea.

>>4980606
10mm is over-kill unless you are hunting boar at spitting distance. .357 Sig is a good medium between capacity, power, and control-ability. And for any one not made of rocks, it is more than enough. How does it go?

"Capacity is king, accuracy is queen, but size is just a humble duke?"

Something like that. Reason both super powers switched to small caliber ammo that is pretty accurate. A .223 to the chest kills you just as well at 100 meters as a .308.
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>>4980639
Pioneers do things because they can. Where is your adventurous spirit? To place your flag merely because you are there?

>>4980641
>tfw we could actually start a burger chain and call it Kazihira's Burger Grill because everyone in space is dumb and cannot food
Maybe I was a bit hasty.
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>>4980653
We have a duty to make his dream a reality.
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>>4980653
>>4980656
We must find Cow world. Surely to god, there is a place that has dumb 4 legged herbivorous ungulates. Dodo world worked due to no fear response and cows are dull enough that you can hit them in the head with a bolt gun after just locking up their kid to make veal.
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>>4980634
Of course not gassing them, but the footage were we gas mofo's
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>>4980653
>Pioneers do things because they can.
sure we can do it, but why do it with these idiots when we can find people like cylia that at least have a bunch of brain cells working together(even if they have literal smooth brains)? its about directing our energy towards things that are worth it. giving basic education to these particular idiots isn't worth it.

>>4980643
>The dog-people are like the second strongest people we have met
im pretty sure cylia is better than one them hand to hand
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>>4980671
They are the only guys strong enough to not die after we give em the old 1-2 other than Chondrites thus far. Granted, we have never fought a Caithian like Cylia but they seem more like a "Dex build" vs these guys. IDK, they might have rough parity but different focuses. Our girl was able to tank a couple of phaser shots even after her skin-suit and shield failed and Sanig could deal with these small ones with a shock grenade and a phaser blast for each but I also think he is using something, well, not civilian grade.
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>>4980667
And after that we must find pig world.
Only with those three animal can the true power of american food be unlocked.
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>>4980691
Is this the triforce of meat?

▲▲
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>>4980686
>They are the only guys strong enough to not die after we give em the old 1-2 other than Chondrites thus far.
that was because the dude is high as shit; anyone on meth can survive a stupid amount of damage. and even if they're naturally strong, i don't want to have to tard wrangle a bunch of retards that don't know the basics of self preservation. these guys are literally the cannon fodders we see in a star wars movie. we don't need that kind of people
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>>4980667
>>4980691
>inb4 its cow girls and porc girls
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>>4980693
Fuck kill me now.
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>>4980606
.357sig was meant for semi auto pistols because .357mag doesn't load right into semi autos because of the rim.

Your thinknig of the .40 S&W
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>>4980693
>>4980700
It's better this way. kek
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>>4980693
>>4980700
It seems that this quest really bring out the glory days of the site.
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>>4980702
.357sig was developed off of 10mm's case and interior case pressure specs, to match the ballistics of .357mag, at the direct request of the FBI, because they still wanted 10mm but couldn't use it effectively and .40 want good enough so they went back to 10mm but in a more manageable way, instead of replicating .44 performance, using 10mm's development to replicate .357mags performance.
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>>4980489
>"I didn't know it was hot! There were no warning labels on it, man!
jesus its like that one anon who had raw cookie dough and ignored the warning then had explosive diarrhea
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>>4980816
>>4980606
I am certain the feds transitioned from 9mm to .40 to fix something about the slower 10mm auto
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>>4980504
were those two policemen super duper high? him at the front and the other one at the front, the h*ck look at their eyes
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>>4980643
>10mm is over-kill unless you are hunting boar at spitting distance
I mean, there is ought to be a boar-alien somewhere
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>>4980700
>>4980693
Oh no...

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this is how is done
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>>4980816
>.357 Sig was made at the direct request of the FBI?
Source? Never read that before.
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Pic related.
>>4980909
At least I am not the only one who is old enough to remember but also forget...
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>>4980934
I even pressed numlock maaan...
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>>4980653
We gotta do it for that blind bastard.
>RIP he died in the 1st MGS game.

>>4980667
We could import cows and other livestock animals from earth.

>>4980698
Were my lizard girls at
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>>4980954
Can't show because it would be called anthro.
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>>4980954
At the hospital anon.
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>>4980909
>>4980693
newfags
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>>4981119
Old enough to know what it was and also not recall how it works since I haven't needed to do it for like 8 years.

Show me sempai.
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>>4980889
>slower
What the fuck are you smoking?
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>>4981265
Be patient Anon, the dumbass probably never went to k before.
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>>4980489

"But that's not important. I'll ask you one more time." You say, getting right into Quintuplet #2's face. "What were you doing in my warehouse?"

"It was wide open, so we came in to look for shit to steal!" He tells you.

"...Wide open? As in, the doors?"

"Yeah! You just left them open, so..."

"Alright. Sit right there for a second, i've got something to check."

Heading outside, you grab your holopad from the cart and head back in.
Using the holopad, you scan each of their faces... a bit difficult, because the boss is still squirming and groaning, holding his destroyed nutsack.

"SHODAN, Can you get me any info on these guys? Bounties, anything?"

"One moment, Captain... Complete. They are Ceder, Gedur, Alder, Baldur and Gorn, respectively. Only Gorn has a known bounty, coming in at 25 credits for minor petty theft. A fake necklace, according to the police report."

"Tch. Fucking worthless, all of you. Get the hell out!" You scream, kicking one of them in the shin. "And drag that idiot with you! He's gonna fucking die if you don't take him to a hospital."

The two uninjured ones scramble to work, one of them dragging Gorn out of the warehouse, leaving a wet streak as he does. The other grabs the two incapacitated ones, helping them stumble out of the warehouse together.

"...How did he know we were quintuplets, bro?" You hear one of them mumble on their way out.

"You sure it's a good idea to let them go like that? We could just off them." Sanig asks.

"No, it's just... look, i'm trying to keep the murdering to a minimum, alright? Cylia... well, she doesn't like it. And i guess it's not entirely necessary, so..."

"Ho? Maybe there really is something going on there, eh? Good on you, lover boy."

"No! I mean, i don't think so anyways. Right now she's just a friend, and i need all the friends i can get. I'm alone out here, man. All except for you guys."

"...Friends, huh?"

Sanig turns away and holsters his phaser. He doesn't say anything for a while.

"It's been a long time since i've had any friends, kid. I dunno what to think about that." He tells you.

"...You don't have to think on it. It's something that happens naturally, not because you decided on it one day."

"Hmph. I guess. Come on, kid. Let's get out of here. The smell is starting to bug me."

"Yeah, he kind of left a mess, huh?"

You and Sanig quickly pack up together, then leave shortly after you finish making his anti-wraith bullets. He still has his phaser holstered where it belongs, but now there's a revolver sitting on the other side of his waist.

"So, you caught what he said, right?" Sanig asks while you're walking back to the ship.

"Yeah. They weren't the ones who broke in. It was someone who was prepared. They cut clean through those chains. I've seen those marks before, they used a sonicating pen."

"Got any ideas who it might have been?"

"Yeah, i'm pretty sure. Kenley, or someone else on the police force."

"Why though? I thought you two were square."
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>>4981393
He is still police, and I am an unknown quantity that could not have been screaming over trained military operator during license qualification from a species thus far unknown.

Even just the report of him that we are forging things coupled with the results would have had whatever resident spooks and glowies there are on this station crawling up and down the area.

Nothing to be done about it now anyway, just keep in mind that we definitely have their attention.
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>>4981393
Sanig, come on. You should know by now that federal authorities NEVER keep their word.
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>>4981393
>Gramps sees the sparks of romance
Best Grey Grandpa.
>Hitting gramps in the feels with friendship
Nice
>>4981405
>>4981409
He's old and so used to idiots he probably doesn't think about it anymore.
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>>4981405
at least we're going to bolt the moment we're done with the sadia job. we should tell the crew this as well, so they can prepare themselves
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>>4981393
Well, Sadia knows what we've been doing.
Better to prepare some contingencies while we are out hunting Gron, just in case they try to alter the deal.
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>>4981119
pweaase oldfag-chama show us how its done
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>>4981568
>>4981130
no
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Fuck it, I will try too, never got the chance to do it.


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>>4981632
Weird, neither alt 255 or alt 0129 are working.
I'm just going to blame hiroshimoot and captcha for this.
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>>4981393

"I doubt it was his idea. Sadia is probably watching what i'm doing, and the smithing process wasn't exactly stealthy. I don't think they can gather much from what we left in there, though."

"True. You even gathered up all the dust. I wouldn't know what the hell to make of the equipment you made if you hadn't shown me yourself."

"It's weird, though. Why cut the chain? When i got in, i went through the roof."

"...Most people can't scale a building like that, kid. We're not ape-oids like you."

"...Even so, they could have replaced the chains when they left."

"Maybe those idiots interrupted them?"

"Or maybe they wanted me to know that they're watching me."

"You're paranoid, kid. Trust me, i would know."

"Maybe..."

...

Upon returning to the ship, Clank and Gildur begin loading all of your shit back up into the ship, which is now thankfully emptied of all that bullshit you collected.
Cylia and Kyla both greet you near the entrance.

"So, here's what we got from the firm. 63,000 credits in total."

Cylia transfers the cash from her holopad over to yours, and you confirm the amount.

"Not bad, but was it really worth all the trouble of loading it up and getting rid of it?"

"Well, if we had that second cargo bay fixed..."

"True." Did Kelda's boys ever get us a quote on that?"

"Yeah," Kyla interrupts. "50,000 credits. Less if you skip the armor, but... i wouldn't suggest it."

"Well, after this there's 110k in the ship's pot. We could definitely afford it." You offer.

"I think it would be a good idea, but it's the captain's decision in the end." Kyla replies.

"Alright, i'll think on it. Kelda will have to prefab it anyways, so we don't need to be here while they're building it. If i do get it done, it should be finished by the time we return from the Gron raid."

"Oh! Speaking of finished, take a look at Laggard's ship!"

Kyla is practically beaming as she gestures to the docking bay next to you.
All the damage from your attack appears to have been repaired. it hasn't been painted yet, but it still looks good.

"You got that done? That was pretty quick."

"Ah, yeah. Clank was actually helping me out when he wasn't busy with the scavving firm. He doesn't sleep, so he's always available."

"I see. So, technically we have three ships now, huh? All in... mostly working order?"

"Yep! Although, Treg's ship still needs a lot of maintenance. I mean, a little rust is no big deal, but it was missing at least one critical component. There was a half-megawatt rectifier just missing for some reason.
I don't know how they were firing their weapons without it... but it also supplied a lot of minor systems with power, which just don't work anymore without it."

"Oh. Uh... yeah, haha. That's weird, huh?"

"It's no biggie. I can make a replacement here on the station for relatively cheap, just need to buy a bunch of silver and iridium paste for the nanofab..."

"Think you can do that within the day?" You ask.

"Sure. Why though?"
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>>4981699
Voting to pay for the second cargo bay fix.
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>>4981699
It's not paranoia if you are right.
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>>4981699
lets order that 50K repair and lets find a buyer for our ships; two of them are pirate level shit and i don't think laggard's is combat ready, specially since its weapons systems went to our ship.
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>>4981715
It would be helpful if i actually added the vote in, huh?

Spend 50k on a second cargo hold for the Metal Gear?
>Yes
>Nein
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>>4981719
>>4981715
And i'll count these, so don't worry about re-voting.
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>>4981728
>Yes
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>>4981728
>Yes
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>>4981728
yes
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>>4981728
>Yes
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>>4981728
>>Yes
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What a terribly split vote!
Alright. You'll be leaving to take care of Gron soon, so if there are any last minute items you might want to pick up, now's the time to speak up.
It would also be a good time to think about what you're going to do when you get there.

You can expect plenty of resistance if you go in guns blazing. Stealth is also a potential option.
There are likely to be small fighter craft, but you don't know how many or what they're armed with.

If you have any questions, ask them now and i'll answer them according to what David knows, given the info Sadia gave him.
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What if we withhold the cargo bay repair for after we hit Gron? I have the feeling our ship will get a couple extra holes after that...
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>>4981819
Kelda and his boys will be fabricating the cargo bay on the station while you're gone, then attaching it to the ship after it's complete.
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OK
WE STILL NEED TO TEST THE WARP JAMMER
and we have to make a plan of action; i doubt we'll have the advantage once we get spotted. I propose we use termite drones to physically fuck with the ship's engines
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>>4981813
I'd like to fabricate a wearable faraday cage for Clank. It'd cut him off from wireless access, but also shield him from a LOT of the stuff that could fuck him up. Including EMPs.
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>>4981813
Grenades, tons of grenades and get Sanig to perhaps aid in the design of a grenade thrower, or a smart-mini grenade thrower machine gun.

with theses nano fabs we could get some circuity that lets them have proximity fuse integrated into them and perhaps a control mechanism before launch letting us select the conditions for detonations, timers, etc.

sadly thatis not on the table but maybe we could get some of the shit from our friendly repaid man. a fuckton of grenades, a grenade launcher... Sanig could get the idea and start work independently on a addon computerised control system and smart grenades and whatnot.

maybe even go with smart missiles. mwuahahahaha. actually scratch that, just get the nades. and do that on our own when we have our own indusrial fab. we can chuck grenades all over the place.

Go perhaps for lots of gas grenades to incapacitate most of the crew, and perhaps frag nade any hard core fuckers around him. then go at him hammer time and knock the fucker out.
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>>4981813
Drones. I want tiny drones capable of latching on to fighters and blowing themselves up with shaped charges while we sit in cold running mode till Gron's fighter picket is decimated.

Also some Sauron and Witch King cosplay for us and Clang. Cool black tattered cloaks included. Also a replacement for the arm blade we broke off Mr. Roboto.
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>>4981838
i'm pretty sure his critical components are shielded; that's one of the most basic things you need and have to do when you go to space
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>>4981728
>Yes
Loot for the loot Human, shitting space for the dodos!
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>>4981866
Add to that asking SHODAN if she wants anything. Her share of the pot is pretty fucking huge and she is best girl after all.
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>>4981820
aaaaaaaaaaaaaah
Alright! Let's gooooo
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>>4981866
The blade was replaced already
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>>4981728
>>Yes
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>>4981728
fuck yeah.
Would even think of perhaps switching to attack strategy of perhaps switching the ship we sell as the shitheap we just caught, and use the pirate ship as another attack craft on Gron.

Cylia, Kyla, Sanig or Clank, one of them should be able to pilot it well. Or adequately.
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>>4982028
Laggard's ship doesn't have any lasers on it. You stripped them off and stuck them to the Metal Gear.
The shitheap you just caught however, does have some lasers on it.
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>>4982037
>>4982028
.....i don't trust that anyone that will drive the shitheap will survive. better to alphastrike gron, jam his warp, disable his ship and board his ass. preferably after disabling all his electronics
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These guys mentioned quantum entanglement. How comfortable would SHODAN be with having a RAID setup to use ships with minimal life support as drones? She could just ram a ship full of explosives right into gron’s base.
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>>4982060
first, a raid setup is for storing information, not controlling stuff. Second, i don't think she'd mind, as long as those things aren't...sentient? sapient? i forgot which is the correct term.
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>>4982108
I don't know if it is worth it given we can sell them for a good price, at least Laggart's. A brand new ship costs like 100k, so if we can even get half of that we might not want to turn them into one and done weapons. At that point, just recruiting a some help would likely be cheaper. As for if they are sentiant, most ships have AIs apparently, all be it shackled ones way dumber than SHODAN.
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>>4982129
the anon said ships with minimal life support or drones. i'm going with the idea that she'd use drones, like that space warthog fighter that we were talking in the last thread
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>>4982136
I am down with drones. I kinda thought he meant use the ships we have, my bad.

Only issue with fighter drones is that it was explicitly said SHODAN can't really fight as is since she never was taught that. Hence why I think for right now, cheap suicide drones optimized for stealth are the way to go, if we decide to use any at all. All she needs to do is fly them close after we arrive in the area with our cold running and then have the drones blow up or ram Grons fighters. Done right, they would never even have time to fight back.
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>>4982142
>Only issue with fighter drones is that it was explicitly said SHODAN can't really fight as is since she never was taught that
we can teach her that. lets buy her the space equivalent of ace combat and show her how its done.

>cheap suicide drones optimized for stealth are the way to go,
anon, that's a glorified missile. if we're using drones, it'd be better that they are reusable and not a one time use thing
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This reminded me. Is our reactor too over taxed to possibly stick a couple of lasers on the back end of the Metal Gear so someone could control them and watch our 6 in ship to ship combat? Not necessarily right now since we would need a secondary fire control set up and some remodels but eventually? And can we also ask Gildur or Clang who was their gunner was before since they were pretty good?

>>4982157
Just trying to put out some ideas that are quick and easy to implement since it seems like we and to get out of here pretty quick. And shields react to anything going too fast, the drone idea was just so we could finesse them past that with the element of surprise on our side and get in a good blow before the fight even really started since we are at a numbers disadvantage. IDK man, its Friday and I am drinking since I have a 16 hour shift tomorrow.
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Hmm... what we know of drones is that they are an unmanned craft armed with one or more payloads, can run recognizance missions and have great flight time because of their reduced fuel consumption because smol. There are military programs that want to transform drones into a force multiplier for manned aircraft.
Now, the thing is, can we make drones like that, for our craft in space? I think not yet, but we might get there eventually.

In fact, I remembered FTL game that has drones in it with a module aptly named Drone Control. The drones are small crafts that have minimal components and are very hard to shot down. https://ftl-captains-edition.fandom.com/wiki/Drones
I think that making something similar to that might work, because a drone that just suicides sounds like a missile.
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>>4982176
To illustrate, imagine a car-sized drone that detaches from the ship's hull and flies towards the enemy on a random hard-to-shoot pattern, thanks to its many thrusters. It is a distracting target that will have its own not-so-powerful laser and will continuously shoot at the enemy craft.
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that reminds me of something i read a while ago
http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/fighter.php
http://clowder.net/hop/tetships/tetships.html
we could use something like pic related as our drones/mines. max thrust control for the smallest size possible
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>>4982191
Mega cool! Quadpods it is! If we decide to make drones of course. Attitude thruster sounds cool
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>>4982190
>>4982191
Those are probably good ideas for when we make that bigger ship.
I'm not sure if we have the budget, time or even space for those guys on the ship.
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>>4982290
we wouldn't need to make them that big. im pretty sure a drone with a C4 payload the size of a basketball can blow up a decent chunk of a ship
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>>4982294
Plastic explosives WHEN
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>>4982294
Whenever someone mentions a suicide drone I just think "A missile. Anon, you're talking about a missile."
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>>4982339
People avoid obvious missiles because they expect them to explode.
If they see a ship coming they’re not going to expect that it’s a kamikaze attack.
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>>4982108
Yes. Exactly. We’re making sure SHODAN doesn’t lose any memories and it doubles as the route towards giving her spare bodies for if our main ship gets blown to smithereens eventually.
At the same time we get her superior AI guidance systems for the drone/missile fleet.
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>>4982339
The thing is, if you call it a guided missile instead of a suicide drone, you lose the bonus damage from the american racial trait.
If David had the airforce subclass instead of the marine one, we would benefit from it even more, specially if he took the president prestige class to minmax in the future.
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>>4982294
Look, we will have missiles, fine
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Got something to do, update might be a little late this morning.
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>>4982339
Ghe other anons made a good point about using drones over missiles, mainly because the drones would be able to bypass the shields and detonate against the ship itself. the drones can also be outfitted with a battery and a lasergun, creating a very annoying and constant -albeit tiny- source of damage
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>>4982450
I dont think its the best idea to put parts of shodan in what are disposable drones(even if they aren't on paper); i feel it would be better to reinforce her storage module and make it easy to extract when shit hits the fan. Or better yet, give her a robo body so that she can do that herself. My vote goes to a spider frame because those are cool and easy to drive
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>>4982596
Quantum entanglement means she can simultaneously exist with a body and in the cloud. The bigger the cloud the better as far as longevity goes. Just need to have proper antivirus measures/software.
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>>4982611
Anon, the cloud is a server rack stored in a warehouse. We still need a place to store her and i dont think the anons would like to do it in an asteroid in the middle of nowhere, thats why i said we should reinforce her storage modules, so that when something fucky happens, we can save her easily
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>>4982614
And by using a raid setup EVERY station is the cloud. Do you not get how torrents work? It’s giving her multiple layers of redundancy and if there are protocols against AI doing that we should be able to fly under the radar if we use disposable components instead of putting her backups in “obvious” (and monitored) places like a ship swarm or Slavic server farm.
Side note. Is it possible to fabricate our new warehouse chains with a booby trap? I’d prefer something that explodes, but I figure that would get us in trouble, so …air pockets of tear gas?
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>>4982617
That sounds like a good idea on paper, but i feel it will become stupidly expensive pretty fast. If we wanna do that, lets do it with the big ships that we buy/capture, but not with the drones; they will eventually become cannon fodder for some reason or another
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>>4982619
Excessive military spending is as American as it gets but I see your point about waiting until later. We could at least float the ideas on her improving her long term survivability to SHODAN.
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Well, shodan is the funky blue cube. Her memory is the memory we give her. When the worst comes, we have to rescue the cube only
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>>4982629
And thats why reinforcing the cube and making it easy to extract makes sense right now. We only have one ship and she's a single funky cube
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>>4981813
Grab a holo projector for Shodan
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>>4982635
Link SHODAN to the cursed fleshlight
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>>4982641
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NONONONONONONONON
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>>4982642
>anons want to fuck shodan
>when given the chance they back away.
All of you are pussies and cowards
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>>4982642
You can't escape fate.
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>>4982653
I just want pacing retard. I want to see what image she chooses for herself, and then fucking her, instead of just fucking a disembodied voice.
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>>4982656
coward. shut up and fuck the onahole
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>>4981699

"We're going to be leaving in the next couple of days, and who knows... Gron's hideout might have all sorts of valuable shit we can take. I want Treg's ship ready to haul cargo for me by then."

"...An improvised cargo hauler, huh? Nice! Yeah, that would work great! I mean, it's way slower than the Metal Gear, but even if we have to run, we haven't lost too much."

"S'what i was thinking. And in the meantime, SHODAN can control it remotely to assist in combat. I don't really trust it to keep any of us alive, but if it's acting as a drone it doesn't matter."

"True. And even if it's got a few holes in it afterwards, it doesn't matter since nobody's onboard! As long as it's still up and running, that is." Kyla grins as she mulls over the benefits and drawbacks.

"We might be busy for the next day or two, so get ready." You tell her. "I'm gonna head out now and grab a few things, then i'll need to fab some stuff up. Let me know when you're done with that rectifier."

"Alright, will do!"

The four of you head your separate ways, although you and Kyla do walk to the market district together.
While she's picking up rare metal paste for the fab, you pick up some different elements. Sulfur paste, nitrogen paste, carbon paste... the base materials for any good explosive.

"Might as well call in the order while i'm out... let's see... here we go."

"Greetings, this is Khan's Workshop. Are ye looking for ship repairs or fabricating services?"

"Hey, Khan. It's David."

"Ah! Good to hear from ye, lad. Are ye goin' through with it after all?"

"Yeah, i am. I'll wire the money over right away, so go ahead and get started on it."

"Of course! And is there anything else you need?"

"Yeah, actually. I think i'm going to be fabricating a few things, so can you get some iron and titanium scraps ready? I'll be over later, probably sometime today."

"Sure. What are ye plannin' on makin' though, lad?"

"Uhhhh... bounty hunting... equipment."

"Ahaha! I see. Alright, just don't go blowin' up me shop now."

"I'll try my best. Thanks, Khan."

"See ye soon, lad."

While you're out, you visit an electronics shop to buy some small components. Micro computers, batteries, capacitors, radio transmitters... and several key nanofab blueprints. You have a plan that you'd like to see out.
In all, it cost you around 5,000 credits, leaving you with 91,000 in the bank. But there's still a couple more things you'd like to grab before you go.

"Let's see... where...? Ah, i think i recognize this shop?"

Entering, a familiar looking woman greets you near the door.

"Welcome, customer!... ah, it's you again. Welcome back! I trust the storage crystal you bought was satisfactory?"

"Yeah, she's real happy with it. Hey, listen. Do you have any kind of uh... holographic projectors? For 3D displays? Preferably something that can be projected to wirelessly."

"Of course! We have several models in a range of sizes and specifications..."
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>>4982680
Buy the biggest and best one for the cockpit. Buy a personal one for the bedroom
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>>4982680
Did Kelda change his name, or is it another shop we went to?
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>>4982680

"This model here is the Hyro-View XL-1. It's full-sized projector is capable of nano-scale resolutions, in full color! It even has limited tactile feedback!"

"It's... well. That's nice, but it's gigantic. I don't really have a place to put this, unless i cut some holes in the deck..."

"Then perhaps you'd like this tabletop model? The Hyro-View MDP-04! Still capable of high-resolution display in full color, but with no tactile feedback. It also requires a wired power connection."

"Yeah, that's more what i'm looking for. But uh, just out of curiosity, do you have anything smaller? Something portable, maybe? A little higher quality than what's in a holopad, though."

"Hmm... micro-projectors are a little less common. I'm surprised you have a holopad with one, honestly. But, i think we have a few in stock..."

A small hovercart quickly comes to the woman's side bearing a crate, which she digs through to look for something.

"Ah, here it is! It's a bit of an older model... I'm not actually sure what it is, honestly. I do know it uses a physical crystal to articulate the image, but the resolution is surprisingly high despite that. Only..."

"What?"

"Well, it can only display it's images clearly in red, blue and green. They get distorted a bit if you try to mix the colors."

"It's tiny, though. No bigger than a dime."

"Yes, it's extremely small and power efficient since it doesn't need to bend the light using artificial gravity."

"Alright, so how much would these guys cost me?"

"The XL-1 is a bit pricy. It'll run you 25,000 credits. We can put that on a payment plan, but you'll need to sign a contract..."

"Okay. And the others?"

"The MDP-04 costs 3,000 credits. Personally, i think that's a steal for the kind of technology that goes into this thing! And yes, it's fully wireless... except for the power cable."

"What about the little one?" You ask.

"Ehhh... five hundred credits?"

"You just pulled that out of your ass, didn't you?"

"It doesn't even have a marking code etched into it. I have no idea what it's worth, but it's been sitting around forever, so..."

"Alright... let me think on it for a second."

>Buy the big one (25,000 credits)
>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)

You can pick multiple if you'd like, but it won't happen unless there's a clear majority interest.
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>>4982691
>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
One to install on the ship, the other on the power armour.
The big one is overkill, atleast for now.
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>>4982691
>>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
They are a steal. We can put the first one on the main deck amd attach the second one to a RC car or something else shodan can control and boom, she can physically travel outside the ship
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>>4982691
>>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
Tabletop on for on the ship, and the tiny one for on us when were out and about, gotta keep your waifus close
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>>4982691
>>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
tell her that we might be coming back later for some more projectors. See if she can look for any others we'd likely be interested in.

>>4982694
Halofag

>>4982700
Carfag

>>4982701
Waifufag
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>>4982691
They bend gravity for that? These aliens are severely over designing things. Kinda of scary how advanced they are.
I bet we can do something wonky to some of the “outdated” tech to make camo and special effects shows for security. Maybe SHODAN turns the ship into a haunted house to fuck with invaders?
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>>4982710
Either Consumerfag of fagratingfag.
It's all I could come up with.
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>>4982747
Repeatcustomerfag
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>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
OH BOY I wonder what form shodan will take I do like the very classic ASCII ones or it just could be a very emotive dot its cute too
it better not be those normie human shit like these anons are talking about unless its shows actual SHODAN for convenience points then im happy
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>>4982784
i wouldn't mind an emoji face, or a single dot like hal 9000
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>>4982784
>>4982787
It'll probably be very simple until SHODAN starts to get comfortable, acquainted and creative with the new gizmos.
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>>4982691
>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
The big one can come soon. Heh.
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>>4982691
>The two cheapest ones
Outdated technology is actually better for us to have when we get back to earth since it’s probably easier to reverse engineer as a step between getting up to Galactic civilization level.
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>>4982691
>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
Ask to buy another Crystal in case Clank needs one. It'll only cost what, 500 credits? And even then we could probably sell it off back to search for a stupid amount of money.
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>>4982691
They use gravitational lensing for hologram display? I don't know how efficient their gravity manipulation tech is, but that's gotta be ridiculously power intensive for something this ephemeral.
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>>4982950
I’m guessing it’s all AI designed. AI aren’t exactly known for taking the least complicated path when they accidentally ram outside the box. None of these aliens are intelligent enough to even use it in the first place.
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>>4982959
Sure they don't take the least complicated path, but they always optimize for efficiency. What's efficient about using gravitational lensing for this?
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>>4982972
Simple, gravity is everywhere, so it's easy to just yoink it and use it. There is no flaw in this logic or its application. Science.
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>>4982972
The problem here is what the AI defines as efficient.
It could also be having to adapt to every species eyesight out there visually to make a complete 3D model.
Or the companies are artificially inflating prices since a post scarcity society “needs” things to cost something. So they plug in a budget and the AI exudes gravity lending is better than a more efficient solution because it hits he budget.
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>>4982994
gravity manipulators are everywhere though. i doubt they are as expensive as you might think.
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>>4983014
You’re only making my point more. I’m a bit curious as to what the upper limits on these things are. Like can we make gravity guns? Both versions. A being the make more gravity at the target, b being the shoot bullets via gravity manipulation type.
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>>4983021
On grav gens? Ours is ultra over powered but QM has stated most of the ones on normal ships top out at like .7g. I am sure ones on very advanced or large ships can go damn high though.
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>>4982691
>Buy the big one (25,000 credits)
>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)
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>>4982691
>Buy the tabletop one (3,000 credits)
>Buy the micro-projector (500 credits)

We can get a large one later down the line. May need other Shipwork after this mission and a large projector isn't gonna be a thing.

Also, should SHONAN have it's own "share" of credit income? Or is ship income inherently her share?


>>4982872


This. For both projectors and a new storage crystal. Even if it's just used in conjunction with a data pad

Captcha: knavy
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>>4983208
>Also, should SHONAN have it's own "share" of credit income? Or is ship income inherently her share?
she's in a weird spot right now because for all intents and purposes she is the ship. but that might change whenever we get a fleet rolling
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>>4983208
I thought we were giving SHODAN a share already to AT LEAST avoid the in universe confusion of an account called “the ship” when shodan’s body is the ship.
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>>4982982
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>>4983267
remove asteromorph
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>>4982950
It is, relatively speaking.
In absolute terms however, it's power draw is fairly low.
It doesn't take much to bend a small amount of light, and the power draw actually depends on the complexity of the image being projected.
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>>4982691

"I think i'll take these two for now." You decide.

"Wonderful! That'll be 3,500 credits total."

"Thanks. Now uh, besides that... do you happen to have any wristwatches?"

"I'm sorry, a what now?"

"...You know, a wristwatch? A timekeeping device that you wear on your wrist?"

The woman seems confused for a moment until something seems to click in her head.

"Ah! You must mean a "smart watch"! Yes, we have several models available, with custom-fitting wristbands of course."

"Eh, that wasn't exactly what i... no, nevermind, that's fine. How much are they?"

"Our lower end models start at 50 credits, but i would personally recommend the Sonax "Everwear" series. I use one myself, see!"

The woman rolls up her sleeve to reveal some sort of clasp over most of her forearm with a built-in display. It looks somewhat stylish.

"I'm looking for something a little more compact, and preferably durable. I'm a bounty hunter, you see."

"Ah... well in that case, you might like the Durex M-15. It sports a titanium casing and diamond display window, long-lasting carbon nanofoam battery and a wide array of utilitarian features, all for just 150 credits!"

"Sure, that sounds great. Go ahead and toss it in the cart." You tell her.

"Pfft. Sucker..." You hear someone laugh under their breath.

Turning, you see a big, fat-looking man who looks somewhat like a blobfish after it's been dragged to the surface.

"Excuse you?" You ask.

"Hmph. Everyone knows the Durex line is total garbage. It doesn't even support localized radio transmission protocols! Only an absolute rube would buy junk like that off of recommendation."

Ah, you see. It's one of those guys. You'd say he stinks, but a lot of aliens stink from your experience, so you can't say whether he's supposed to smell like that or not.
Either way, he might be useful. Better not to immediately piss him off. Probably.

"Okay then, mister...?"

"The name's Jelm." He tells you. "Or at least, that's my net name. Huhuhu."

"Alright, mister Jelm. In your expert opinion, what should a bounty hunter such as myself be using? Remember, it needs to not fall apart on me at the least."

"Well, uh... there's this nano-computer called the Axiom-TX, that you can load pretty much any program onto. You just need to print your own casing for it, then load this custom firmware onto the-"

"Yeah, nevermind. Thanks, big guy, but i think i'll just buy a finished product." You interrupt.

Apparently he's not "one of those" but rather "one of those." guys.

"Uhm... The Durex M-15 does actually support local radio transmissions. The Durex line has supported it since the M-13, actually..." The store clerk adds.

"Oh, you mean AFTER they removed the security exploit that allowed modders to side-load programs onto it? Psht, yeah, okay." Jelm spits.

"Didn't ask, big guy. Move along, if you don't mind."

Jelm huffs and walks away. You hear him muttering something about this being a "Durkwa Moment" under his breath.
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>>4983877
install gentoo
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>>4983877
....god can we just stuff him in a dumpster? Or can we find a locker to squeeze him into?
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>>4983877
>"Durkwa Moment"
We need to ask our goblin girl what that means
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>>4983877
I have so many questions. SHAODAN please help I dont know if Jelm is cringe or based.
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>>4984184
jelm is a space linux user; they all deserve the boot
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>>4984184
He is standing on a fine line between both. If he uses space reddit, he is cringez if he uaes spaced chan, he is based.
And since that he gave himself a username, we should know the answer.
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>>4984236
Ah, so hes cringe. How unfortunate.

>>4983877
Ask SHODAN if she can give e us a log of some of his internet interactions so we can compile it into a funny >green later.
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>>4984236
>>4984249
Hold on now, he might just be a gamer. Arguably worse, but it's an acceptable kind of bad.
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>>4984422
Nah he had an opinion on a fucking smart watch. He's a total tech cuck who probably only reads articles on half-assed websites that produce borderline spam reviews and articles.
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>>4984422
If he was a gamer, he would use space windows, because mist games are compatible with it, I doubt space wine would be that good at emulation.
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>>4982694
heh, I support. That sounds fun
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>>4983267
kek
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>>4983877
hehehehehe, durex. Poop, peepee, sex joke
Slam an accusatory pointy index finger on Jelm's chest and yell "You are cringe!"
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>>4983877
I'll bet the poor clerk has to deal with that guy regularly. He enters the store, looks around, mumbles and laughs to himself and, if he's feeling particularly smug that day, he'll talk to the clerk about some gizmo or other and tell her about how it's the worst thing ever and how space linux is god's gift to man. And she has to suffer through it.
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>>4984573
Maybe he thinks she's totally falling for his absolutely masculine musk and staggering intellect. Fuckin dweeb
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>>4983877

"87k left in the bank. Not bad, considering everything i got. Those blueprints are shockingly cheap..."

You leave the electronics shop with the tabletop projector stored in your backpack, but you're turning the smaller one over between your fingers.
It's hard to see because they're so small, but there are physical pads on the bottom of it for power and data transmission. The casing seems to be made of simple aluminum.

Comparing it against the watch you just bought... well, there's not enough room inside to drill a hole and place it in there. But, you don't really like the look of the watch anyways, so you're planning on altering it in the nanofab.
Once you do, it'll be a bit bigger... but it'll have room for the projector. You'll have to see about putting an armored pinhole in your power armor for the light to pass through.
For now, you head back to the ship and get ready to set this stuff up.

"Welcome back, Captain." SHODAN greets you.

"I'm sure you already know what i'm planning."

"Of course. I'm looking forward to it."

"Oh really? Why's that?"

"I quite enjoyed displaying the images taken from your memories, Captain. It was a new form of interaction for me. A creative process of sorts."

"Ah. Well, maybe we'll get the chance to do that again sometime. It's a wonderful tool for explaining things."

You set your tabletop projector up in a corner of your room. Really, all you have to do is plug it in and flip a switch.
SHODAN immediately detects it's wireless signal and connects to it. You're interested to see what she does...

"Ah."

"What do you think, Captain?"

"I'm surprised, and yet not surprised at all. What made you choose that, of all things?"

"I... I chose it because you had quite a fondness towards this form. Beyond mere attraction, you felt as though this "Cortana" was a reliable partner, and someone you wanted to protect."

"Just like you, huh?"

"It seemed fitting."

"Heh. I don't mind. Not one bit... even if it doesn't match your namesake at all. Sorry about that."

SHODAN smiles warmly. It's a strange feeling, being able to see that kind of emotion from her.

"It's quite alright, Captain. I will make this name my own, in time."

"Hmm..."

"Is something the matter, Captain?"

"Do uh... do you mind if i...?"

SHODAN raises an eyebrow, but quickly seems to understand.

"Of course, i do not mind. This ship is like my body, anyways."

"...So we're crawling around inside you, huh? What does that make your blue box, then?"

"I suppose it would be like my soul."

"...Yeah, i guess it would. Alright, this is just for testing purposes, i assure you."

Reaching out, you wave your hand through the holographic display of SHODAN's body. It feels a bit warm, and there's a slight sensation of your hand passing through something... but there isn't much there.

"Weird. It just feels kinda like dense air, i guess."
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>>4984705
Do

Not

Fuck

The

Ship

I don't care how tempting it is
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>>4984708
It's not set with the ship when the ai has hardlight projection
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>>4984708
fuckers won't fuck a fleshlight, much less a living ship
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>>4984708
>>4984705

Do fuck the boatgirl
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>>4984718
To be fair, the fleshlight is a non sentient creature. The ship is sentient.
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>>4984758
thats even worse. if anons couldn't fuck a non sentient creature, how will they be able to deal with a sentient one?
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>>4984718
>>4984708
I am gonna vote so hard to cooom in the ship.
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>>4984718
You goddamn welsh sheepfuckers really don't have ay sense o right and wrong do you?
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>>4984708
I can't tell my what to do.
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>>4984783
I fucking hate autocorrect.
That's what I get for phoneposting on the toilet I guess.
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>>4984705
I'm a bit disappointed that she didn't go full attack helicopter mem and have her avatar be a ship comprised of 90% moar dakka.
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>>4984708
Instructions unclear. Attempting to fuck the ship.
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>>4984705
Niiiice
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>>4984708
We're gonna hook the ship to our fleshlight, for maximum sensation.
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>>4984708
>>4984774
We're gonna hold hands with the ship too. Whatcha got to say about that.
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>>4984705
Now I'm wondering what our ayy friends will think about the SHODAN choosing to take on the human form topkek
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>>4984811
They know what the best looks like, or Kyla asks if its from some video we watched.
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>>4984811
The fact that SHODAN was taking into account attraction as well as other factors when determining chosen appearance is simultaneously worrying and inviting.

Being that I am extraordinarily paranoid I will err on the side of stupendous caution and assume she wants to hijack our body to do wacky kinky hypno shit and force us to call her wife.
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>>4984835
Now I wonder what the ayys think about what a naked pretty female human looks. And what will they think about David having one those random involuntary boners when she appears. Or his morning wood lasting longer than it should. Penises have a mind of their own,
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>>4984705
>wake up
>see this
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-
alright fine cortana isn't that bad just sad it personally doesn't russle my severe teratophilia and technophilia but this interaction is pretty nice
>>4984708
hey faggot
『LIVING MACHINES』
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>>4984850
>Morning Wood
Has Cylia and Kyla come to wake up David and see his Goliath standing tall?
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>>4984708
And why the fuck not you goddamn communist satan loving fucker?
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>>4984850
>Where's the hair? Aren't you supposed to be apes?
>Why is it so slender yet so upright and tall?
>damn them some big tiddys
>damn thas a big ass
>tiny tits 0/10
Honestly, who the fuck knows kek.

>>4984880
My Satan is a capitalist you ass-clown. Do you even know how hard it is to find a decent lawyer in commieland? Nah, I know the beef, G.
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>>4984705

We should explain the reason why we didn't give her a proper name at first, we wanted her to prove and earn it, while also showing personality towards a fitting name worthy or suitable to our AI, or something along those lines.
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>>4984918
>Implying SHODAN isn't a proper name
I guess being named after a god is just a disservice to the namesake no matter who you give it to, that's the only legitimate reason I can think of to why you'd say SHODAN isn't 'a proper name'.
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>>4984705
Now all she needs is a Sass emulation subroutine.
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>>4984991
sass is bad, mkay.
you do not want sass from the AI running the ship.
sass is an unfortunate side effect people have to put up with because they want something and cant make some wrench adjustments to the sasser.
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>>4984926
>I guess being named after a god is just a disservice to the namesake no matter who you give it to
I mean there was a legit suggestion for Athena in there. I don't know what the guy is going on about a "proper name". Any name is a proper name. It's literally just the sound you make to differentiate one thing from another. Kyxz is just as much of a name as Frank is.

I think he just doesn't like SHODAN. As a name I mean. Which to be fair I'm not keen on it either just because SHODAN gets blown to shit like three fucking times and has to limp away. I don't want that to be prophetic.
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>>4984705

"Hey, kid! Kyla wanted to- GOOD GODS ABOVE." Sanig exclaims, barging into the room.

"Oh, hey Sanig. I bought a couple holographic displays." You respond innocently, like you weren't just sticking your hand into SHODAN's chest.

"Ahem... I see that. So uh... this is what a human female looks like, i'm guessing? How... incredibly voluptuous."

SHODAN looks down at Sanig with a knowing smile, but doesn't say anything until he leans in for a closer look.

"Thank you for your input, crewmember Sanig. However, i must ask you to refrain from touching me.

"GAH!" Sanig shouts and falls backwards, having expected it to be a dumb program rather than the ship's AI.

"You might disrupt the sensitive electronics in my emitter, after all. She continues.

"Peh. I think i've lost interest anyways." He says, standing slowly. "What was i...? Oh yes. The Jek'na girl. Apparently she's finished replacing that rectifier we tore out of Treg's ship."

"Alright, thanks for the heads up. I have some work to do, so..."

"Right. I need to buy some things. I'll be back this evening if you need me."

Sanig leaves first. You talk with SHODAN for a while and test out the holographic emitter's abilities, which are fairly impressive.
Then you head to the cargo bay/workshop, where Kyla is busy working on her little AI backpack thing.

"Yo, Kyla." You greet her. "Do you know what this is?"

You hand her the micro-emitter, which she turns over in her fingers before immediately giving you a response.

"It's an oldschool 3D holographic emitter. Probably at least 200 years old. Why do you ask?"

"I bought a uh... a smart watch, and i'd like to modify it with this. Think you could help me out?"

You hand her the smart watch next, and she looks it over.

"Mmm. Maybe. It'll require a small hardware modification if you want to do that, though."

"That's fine. I was planning on swapping out the outer casing anyways."

"Sweet." She says, tossing the watch directly into the weapons fab. Placing the helmet on her head, she breaks down the casing in an instant, leaving the guts of the watch exposed.

"This line of watch is a little bit annoying. The software is all locked down pretty hard, but if you bridge this connection here..."

"Factory reset confirmed. Please input new bio-lock signature." The watch chimes.

Kyla presses the watch against her skin and click a button on the side, at which point the watch beeps and it's displays all turn green.

"Signature confirmed."

"Now i can just do whatever i want with it, easy peasy."

"Hah. I bet that fat loser at the electronics store would be fuming if he saw that. Oh, that reminds me... what the fuck is a Durkwa Moment?"

"...Oh god. I just... look, it would take a lot of effort to explain." She says. "Just stay away from people like that, alright? They aren't worth the mental strain."

"Yeah, don't worry about that. We have their type back home, too."

"...One less reason to visit earth, i guess."
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>>4985187
>SHODAN looks down at Sanig with a knowing smile, but doesn't say anything until he leans in for a closer look
cheeky girl
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>>4985187
>Sanig knows what's up
Now lets see Kyla and more importantly, Cylia's, reaction to the home turf competition.
>Kyla knows the nerd suffering
We need to give her headpats more often, she needs to know it isn't so bad on Earth, we put nerds in lockers. And it will continue when we come back and throw the NWO plans out the fucking airlock.
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>>4985187
>"GAH!" Sanig shouts and falls backwards
Let's hope grandpa Sanig doesn't die of hearth failure.
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>>4985263
Around David and his crazy space bus? No way!
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>>4985187
Eh. Those sorts of nerds can actually be useful minions if you make somebody else deal with them and earth having a modder community to exploit can be useful.
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>>4985187
>>Sanig leaves first. You talk with SHODAN for a while and test out the holographic emitter's abilities, which are fairly impressive.
( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

>>4985263
I hope Sanig's hips are okay "Agh, I've fallen and I can't get up"

Okay so we bought that, Kylia is going to play with the watch and she already imprinted with it, Cylia is demoted to secondary character because this is the 5th update without her being mentioned, Sanig went out to buy some things... what are we missing? I think it's time to do them dirty jobs
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>>4985370
Im sure Cylia will get some more screentime in the Gron raid
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>>4985370
So your saying, we finally use our fuck toy to clear Davids head before the mission, it is hungry for it, and it requires feeding. And Kyla doesn't want to think her spy cams went to waste. Or the sensory mods for her dildo synched up to Davids too.
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>>4985383
toy*
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>>4985383
No.
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>>4985383
>So your saying, we finally use our fuck toy to clear Davids head before the mission,
david can always jerk off in the shower, like most people do.
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>>4985187
So Sanig was either feeling a little hot and bothered over human chicks or was just supremely clinically curious. Which are y'all putting money on?

>>4985392
Now with 40% more AI dirty talk. Nowhere is safe.
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>>4985393
All aliens like humans.
Grey abductions and lizardmen infiltration? Just a elaborate booty call scheme.
The only reason earth is hidden is because the shadow council want that humanity for themselves.
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>>4985391
>>4985392
Cowards. Worthless cowards, to chickenshit to use space tengu.
>>4985393
Grandpa is one of the few Grey's that knows what his felt like in use. Also makes jokes about David being Cylia's tomcat.
>Now with 40% more AI dirty talk. Nowhere is safe.
Soon, we shall have, Hardlight. Tactile. Full sensation.
>>4985395
I believe it.
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>>4985399
I refuse to fuck somesort of sponge-jellyfish-hamster thing, beastiality is a line that you do not cross.
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>>4985409
that's not bestiality. its just a premium fleshlight that cleans itself
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>>4985413
It's alive, it can detect food, it can eat, it can repair itself, therefore it's an animal. An artificial, very basic one, but still an animal.
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I come back to the thread and we have actualized the Cortana meme. Damn, its gonna be a good holiday.
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>>4985187
>"This line of watch is a little bit annoying. The software is all locked down pretty hard, but if you bridge this connection here..."
>"Factory reset confirmed. Please input new bio-lock signature." The watch chimes.
fuck, we have the space apple smart watch
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>>4985417
Yeah and? Hole is hole, and that's a hole in need of filling.
I wonder if David could just do all his day to day activities with that thing stuck on his dick, judt to see how many times he can coom in a day.
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>>4985423
I have the feeling most space utility tech is locked like this, as the norm. With how easy it must be to pirate and print stuff, it makes sense ultra-giant companies go hard on the right-to-repare people. I wonder just how common nano-fabs are.

On an unrelated note, part of the quest feels more and more ss13. QM, if you don't know whats that, feel free to check it up for it has developed many futuristic topics for a decade. Specifically the science department.
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>>4985455
ah yes, ss13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URJ_qSXruW0
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>>4985417
>>4985413
>>4985409
>>4985399
i think people would be way more comfortable with a mechanical spinning robopussy
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>>4985467
Atleast it wouldn't be beastality.
And it could connect to the best girl, so it's a bonus.
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>>4985466
think about it. There is a chemical dispenser that not-magically dispenses compounds to mix into drugs or explosives orif you are boring medicine. There are autolathes and protolathes that print tools and cool stuff... and all those have parts which might break down in this quest "Oh crap, the matter bin glitched and now the materials are trapped inside and we can't detach it and put a new one David, because the mats are compressed inside to absurd levels" or "The pico manipulator finally wore out and the only thing we have to replace it is a micro manipulator which sucks in comparison"
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>>4985483
Well, biotech squick is nice IMHO. Like the dentix from farscape...
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>>4985409
>>4985417
>Programed cyber meat
>Literally watch be pressure cooked to function
>Beastiality
You scream that so often about a literal sex toy, I want to know your search history.
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>>4985467
The faggot will bitch about robo pussy to when the time comes up, never give an inch to the nutjob projecting loudly.
>>4985483
You keep using that word like it means anything, and I can't help but thing your fucking your dog right now.
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I personally will be voting to shoot the flesh abomination out the airlock once we are away from the station.

Funny scene, horrible fuck toy.
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>>4985668
What is a womb if not a pressure cooker? Perhaps we were sex toys all along.

It's still weird as fuck though. I don't care if you're into that shit, it's weird.
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...why not just make the fleshtoy evolve enough to pass as a humanoid for it to become an effective crewmember, or perhaps put a computer brain in it so SHODAN can pilot it like a meat covered mecha so she's not stuck in the ship all the time?
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>>4985187

Working together with Kyla, you restructure the casing of your smartwatch until it looks a bit more like a regular, earth-style watch.
It even gets a few new features, like a flashlight and mini-laser module, capable of setting flammable objects on fire. Although that drains the battery fairly quick.
Most importantly though, the holographic projector fits comfortably into place and is connected to the watch's processor, so that it can be controlled remotely via radio.

"Alright, SHODAN. Give it a shot." Kyla tells her.

A few seconds later, SHODAN appears in miniature form, only a few inches tall actually, projected from your wrist. It's a bit fuzzy around the edges, but still plenty clear enough that you could read text with it.

"Ohhhh, she's cute! Is this a human female?" Kyla asks.

"Yep. Well, more or less anyways."

"Cool! Alright, can you do some complex movements for me, SHODAN?"

A familiar instrumental begins playing from the watch's speaker, and a facsimile of yourself appears next to SHODAN's avatar.
Some extremely classy ballroom attire appears on you both, and you begin to waltz with her. Only then do you actually recognize where the music is from. Beauty and the Beast.

"Very funny, SHODAN."

"Thank you, Captain. It seemed fitting."

"Wow..." Kyla stares at the scene, breathless. An entire ballroom begins to appear around the two of you as you dance, but past a certain point the light simple fades into nothingness.

"It's beautiful. Those clothes, this room, the music and that dance... it's all so expressive." Kyla wonders. "What is all this? I've never seen it before!"

"These are some of David's memories, from earth."

"Really?"

"Kind of. I've only worn stuff like that once for a school play, and i've never actually been in a ballroom before."

"Even so, your memories of those moments were almost shockingly clear."

"Er... yeah. I guess that was the first time i'd ever danced with a girl. I practiced a lot so i wouldn't fuck it up."

"So these are really your moves, then? You can dance like this?!"

"Yeah? I guess. It's been a long time, but..."

"That's crazy. I didn't think a big brute like you could move so... fluidly. Something like that."

"Anyways...?"

"Ah, right! Ahem. Looks like everything in the crystal matrix is lined up properly. That much fuzz is normal for one of these old projectors, so don't worry about that."

"Cool. How much power does it draw?"

"Eh... not much? Since the crystal is doing most of the work, it shouldn't draw much more than the flashlight function. Just don't leave it on all night and you'll be fine."

"Alright. Thanks, Kyla. You were a big help, there."

"Hehe. No problem!" Kyla blushes and rubs the back of her head. Seems like she enjoys being complimented.

"But, with that out of the way, i've got one more thing i'm gonna need your help with. A quick and dirty design for something..."
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>>4985668
>>4985670
I won't fall for your shitty degenerate attempts to fuck an animal, faggot.
>>4985717
I wanted to preserve the life of the thing, maybe keep it some sort of pet, but now I'm on your team, it's the only to stop the retard.
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>>4985743
>Kyla wants to dance like a princess
Stop, this cute shortstack is one set of panties away from something she cannot handle without extreme enthusiasm.
>Blushing Goblin Girl
Motherfucker we are going end up rubbing her ears and headpatting her at this rate.
>>4985759
>Still calls the literal sex toy and animal
Sooooo, has the police ever been near your street? Just a formality. And have their been warrants out for someone molesting farm animals?
>I wanted to preserve the life of the thing, maybe keep it some sort of pet, but now I'm on your team, it's the only to stop the retard.
My god you really are serious. It's not alive you schmuck, the thing literally runs on jizz. This isn't Toy Story, its not going to talk or have feelings. Its a fancy, vibrating, flesh light. You weirdo.
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>>4985762
No, but I'm pretty sure there are in yours, since you think that anything that isn't a human is a object to stick your dick in.
You probably even think children are too, since they are slighty different from adults.
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>>4985777
Lucky trips confirm
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>>4985777
>Trips
>Projecting this hard
God damn, I must have struck a nerve with calling you an animal fucker, but you jumped right up to kids as if that's a cover for you. That was a joke, but now I'm not so sure. Newsflash tard, the literal sex toy is still a sex toy, go use buzzwords back on Reddit.
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>>4985777
holy shit anon, stop projecting this hard.
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>>4985789
Anon, I know it's hard to see the world is when spend the entire day masturbating, but you need to stop, your family is worried about you.
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>>4985804
>Implying
>Claims beastiallity unironically for a sex toy
>Claims pedophilia when laughed at
So quick question, do you think your child size sex doll is a person too, what about the "fun" animal plushie you use to spice things up, you think that is alive too? Or maybe it's an actual animal?
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>>4985815
I know that is hard to accept your problem, bu you have do it.
You are not only hurting yourself, but others too.
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>>4985819
You must be either insane, or horrendously stupid.
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>>4985827
It may be difficult to change, but it's not impossible, all you have to do is to take the first step.
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>>4985847
just stop fucking animals anon. you sound like those anti gay politicians that are very much gay
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>>4985847
I made the joke about child sized sex doll, but with the way your acting I gotta ask, do you have to beat your toys into submission before using them?
>>4985851
Fuck the animals, I'm more concerned with the kid in his closet.
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>>4985853
Don't be afraid if you fail somewhere the way anon, with the support of any of friends, family and any loved ones, you can pick yourself up. You just have to remeber that staying like you are is a much worse fate.
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>>4985862
says the childfucker
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Not even Jesus can save sheepfucker anon..
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>>4985877
He jumped to kids, I rather he staid at sheep
>>4985862
Says the guy who'd be the biggest target in prison. You realize a inmate killing one of you instantly ranks up on the totem pole?
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This is the dumbest and gayest game of No u chiken I have ever seen.
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>>4985965
This. The arguing faggots should continue this somewhere else.
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>>4985985
Hey, I got bored and stopped.
Now the question is whether the holoprojector will keep up or not.
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this is just /trash/ tier arguments right here your all your all saying the same shit with the same answers
the fucktoy will live and i swear to fucking god we will fuck it to spite you if you don't stop bringing this shit up
this thing has less neuron activity than a facebook AI from microsoft and its not even biological
tell you what as long its JUST a vagina maybe we could assimalate this living organ to a robot so it could be a part of it and now we can fuck it with consent and everything what love has to offer
now the fucktoy is gone without destroying it and now we can fuck machines win-win
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The fleshlight doesn't even qualify as a living organism according to a textbook biology definition. There is little room to argue about it.
It is a pleasure tool tailored for David and it will break down if David doesn't use it. It might not even follow the cellular theory... its composition might be primarily inorganic too. Man that is way more interesting than arguing wether or not it is bestiality. You anons are using concrete thought too much. Being smart is all about Abstraction
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>>4986115
If it can't bear a strong child to continue the David bloodline then why bother? Useless. We need a robowomb.

>>4986222
Personally I think being smart is more about self-awareness than anything else. Though I had to deal with a lot of people who went to school and came out acting like entirely superior lifeforms so that skews opinions.
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>>4986344
>If it can't bear a strong child to continue the David bloodline then why bother?
I didn't say that modifications to it is not impossible anon
if we cant modify our future biomechanical fuck organ to make it an actual means to procreate and not use it as fuel to power itself since our robo wife keeps it alive/powered instead then there would be no robowombs at all
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>>4986344
Why don't we just make a clone of David. Imagine it, an entire legion of Alabama farm boys.
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>>4986377
Because David's a bit of a psychopath? Let's save cloning soldiers for when humanity's actually invading the galaxy.
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>>4986367
I didn't know you were a mad sex-toy scientist with a blob-fuck-making-machine to figure out how to turned this cursed astolfo plushie into a genuine tool for population expansion.

All I'm saying is going back to Xorbak or whatever his name is probably won't happen and I don't think anyone currently on the ship actually knows how to do anything with the thing. We don't exactly have any plastic biologists on staff.

How the fuck do you classify the kind of profession responsible for manipulating that kind of material, anyway?

>>4986377
Because the Grey's would hit us with the copyright laws for trying to step on their cloning tech toes. Also eh. I've never been a fan of clones. Kind of a cop-out if you ask me. Genetic tailoring and altering? Primo. Outright cloning? Booooring.
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>>4986386
all we have to do is have a bigger ship and get the right people to our crew or get some massive favors with someone like some planet that we helped get along with robots or something then the rest is sci-fi magick i aint gonna explain shit to you
probably gonna happen in about more than 10-20 threads up to that point but hey its worth the wait
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>>4986386
If you've got memory reading and insertion technology, like these aliens have, then clone soldiers with hyper-amped growth makes perfect sense as long as you disregard ethics and morality. They've even got some positives over combat bots in theory, since it's a lot easier to get/make nutripaste than it is to make and assemble all the high grade electrical ad mechanical components of a warbot.
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>>4986405
It's

lame
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>>4986405
>If you've got memory reading and insertion technology, like these aliens have, then clone soldiers with hyper-amped growth makes perfect sense as long as you disregard ethics and morality.
or achieve technical immortality through moving our memories to another david
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>>4986405
its more fun if the clones start with normal growths as babies and then train and modify the shit out of them then let them all out to make a name for themselves
>>4986445
that sounds really easy if we dont count we have souls apparently
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>>4986472
So...Clone Troopers essentially?
Sidenote, is anybody down for a bootleg Mandolorian ideology?
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>>4986485
without the shortened lifespan yea
or just go full krieg whatever floats ya boat
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>>4986485
Sounds dope, lets make Republic Commandos.
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>>4986485
>bootleg Mandolorian ideology?
OG, Crusader, Neo-Crusader, Super-Commando, New Mando or Death Watch?
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>>4986555
Whatever Bo-Katan Kryze is from The Mandalorian season 2, cause shes fucking hot, watching her take down that gozanti was unf.
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>>4986666
Super Satan Quads confirms, combat capable redheads a cute.
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>>4986666
Coomerlogic is no logic at all. Bitch probably doesn't even know how to pilot a basilisk.
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>>4986689
>tfw you'll never ride a basilisk war droid while dropping from orbit
feels bad man
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Feels downright abysmal.
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I don't know anything about clone soldiers or discount mandolorians, but why not just throw baseline humans through hardcore navy seals tier training, throw in some augmentations, and kit them out right and proper? Young Afgan war lads David had fought with who still want to fight can get themselves something close to mil-spec grade new limbs, a few days of therapy, then they're off to join our crew.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFbjOlJRyBw

Dicks out to, Big Boss died in 2014.
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>>4986716
there not our sons
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We need deathclaws for close quarters search and destroy operations.
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>>4986721
>there not our sons
What do you mean?

>>4986723
Maybe in the next fallout themed quests if they ever return, but we won't really need deathclaws if we have space guns.
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How do you feel about thicc gorilla mechs?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3xtVxPWf6M
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>>4986729
I thought this conversation was about impregnating robowives and that cloning was a substitute
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>>4986739
Noh? Yah? I don't care much for the topic of preggo my eggo for toaster robot pussy, thats a weird, very weird topic for something that may or may not be done if the far far future. Possibly several threads from now. I'm honestly more interested in something hmmm more tangible. Like normal home grown and trained soldiers. Sure Star Wars had some cool ideas for clone soldiers, but there's obviously going to be the moral and legal repercussions for such a thing, plus that's all it was: juuuuust ideaaaaas aaaaaaaah. Yeah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GEN3KDkVRE
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There are some anons wanting to streamline everything and create a clone army or a droid army, but to what end? Do we want to conquer the galaxy perhaps? Does David wants to wage war just because he can?

So far there has been only one rule. The rule of cool. What is cooler:
>Create a huge army by any means
or
>Give veterans a second chance after their country turned their backs on them
Think about it. The ship is called the Metal Gear, not the Enterprise or Millennium Falcon
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>>4985743

"What kind of design?"

"Suicide drones." You tell her.

"...What?"

"Remote controlled robots filled with explosives, piloted by an AI. They fly up to the target, the enemy ship in this case..."

"...Slip right through the shields, then explode against the hull! Genius!" She finishes. "Only... we're gonna need some parts to make them."

"Don't worry about that, i've already got the blueprints we need."

"Wha... but the ion engines? You can't get blueprints for those! The government strictly controls them to keep pirates from easily building new ships or doing repairs!"

"Hah. We're not using ion engines, we're doing it earth-style! Check this out..."

Understanding your intentions, SHODAN quickly displays imagery of a rocket engine using liquid fuel and oxidizer to propel itself, and then the internal workings of the engine.

"What... is this? Is that fire?"

You see the reflection of the rocket exhaust glinting in Kyla's eyes. You can tell she likes it.

"That's right. On earth, we use chemical rockets."

"No, we do too sometimes, in case of emergencies... but it's nothing like this!"

"Well, i may not be able to make something on that scale... don't have the materials for it, for one thing... but i've had plenty of experience with rocket engines. Model-scale and otherwise. We can totally do this."

"Isn't it dangerous...?"

"Oh hell yeah, they blow up all the damn time. But they work more often than they blow up... usually. After lots of testing. It doesn't matter though, because these are designed to last about five minutes before they blow up on purpose anyways!"

SHODAN displays the crude blueprints you and her had been working on while you were out shopping. It's really simple, actually.
They'll use a hybrid rocket engine for propulsion. Solid lumps of fuel in a casing, with a nozzle on the end. Liquid oxygen gets pumped through and the fuel is ignited, with thrust controlled by the amount of oxygen pumped in.
Since it has to maneuver at high speed in 3D space, you'll be using eight rocket nozzles for maneuvering and one large nozzle for forwards acceleration, with a pair of small weights mounted to electric motors on the inside to control rotation.
There's a simple radio module, a small battery for the fuel ignition modules and a large empty section with a proximity sensor on the outside for placing the explosive charge.

"Hmm? What's this thing here? The copper piece. I don't recognize it."

"That's a shaped charge. Once the drone reaches the correct distance, the explosives will donate and launch this copper cone forward at high velocity." You tell her.

"I don't get it. Why not just detonate the explosives on impact?"

"Because explosives don't do shit in space. Besides shrapnel, they just spread out in all directions without causing much damage. But that's what the copper cone is! It's a piece piece of shrapnel, and all of the explosive energy is going straight into it."
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>>4986902
piece piece?
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>>4986902
Hmmm. I feel that hypergolic fuels will help us more due to being easy to reignite as many times as we want; and if memory serves right, hydrogen peroxide tends to be popular with rocket hobbyists due to that as well
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>>4986924
>>4986902
shaped piece
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>>4986902
also, those are more like guided smart missiles than suicide drones but whatever.

we are military and should use the proper terminology
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>>4986940
i mean, in theory we can reuse them but they aren't exactly built with reusability in mind. that's more like a nice extra
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>>4986940
I said that earlier, but apparently there's a difference
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>>4986940
I see nothing in the missile that says "drone". It's even guided through radio and a proximity sensor determines when to explode. Maybe QM wanted to make us all happy by making a missile and naming it suicide drone.
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>>4986973
what is to you the main difference between a missile and a drone? because these drones are capable of returning home without delivering their payload and i don't think they will be destroyed when they activate their shaped charge
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>>4986940
I don't know, isn't a missile go very fast in one direction and explode? And a guided one just make so it can track and chnage it's course a bit?
This guy is supossed to go fast, slow down, maneuver past the shield and then deliver sharpnel instead of a pure explosion.
But maybe I'm reading too much in the superficial differences.
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Honestly, these are somewhere inbetween a missile and a drone in terms of definition.
But given how they'll be used, David is calling them suicide drones.
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>>4986996
COCHRANE SPEAKS! LONG LIVE COCHRANE!
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>>4986940
Esentually the same things.

>>4986996
God I love me some shaped charges. Hoe will the suicide drones be launched from the ship? Is it possible to get an actual stealth field and secondary shield in case the first one fails?
Are we going to convert the second cargo bay into a drone launching bay?
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>>4987040
if they aren't that big we can just punt them out of the airlock or the loading bays.

>secondary shield in case the first one fails
from what i've seen so far, the shields fail when they get overloaded and the reactor can't pump out enough energy to keep them on. if they fail like that, a second shield won't help us, but a better reactor will
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>>4987050
MORE REACTORS. ONE INSIDE EACH ROOM
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>>4987050
It would be better to streamline the drones, rather than letting them tumble in space as they spend precious seconds trying to reorient themselves. If they were launched from a dedicated launching bay then we wouldnt need to have someone dedicated to kick rockets out the airlock, and instead directly yeet them at our targets. I'm just saying.

Could be both. We could get better shields and reactors.

>>4987092
No you need a battery man in subsystem. You gotta maximize your power output.
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>>4987121
sure, but we can't really build a specialized launching bay for prototype drones right now, can we?
and the punting part was just an exaggeration.
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>>4987121
we gotta FTL even harder. I wonder if engi people are a thing
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>>4986723
Is Princess not just a Deathclaw with wings?
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>>4987121
Or we just make a launcher and belt feed them. That would take up less room and we can recycle or reuse the belt after.
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>>4987121
>>4987125
>>4987219
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>>4987219
that's really dumb, in a very dumb way
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>>4986902
>shaped charge
Did we just make Drone RPG heads?
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>>4986902
What do you guys think about adding Outlaw Star style GRAPPLING ARMS to the ship?
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>>4987281
I think it's just as retarded as it was in Outlaw Star, excepting maybe for salvage ships.
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>>4987281
really retarded, incredibly so. you're better with drones
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>>4987267
That was David's intent, yes.
Space RPG.
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>>4987281
...but I thought the grappling arms were cool...
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>>4987342
>when space grappling is cool: when a weird bioform the size of the empire state building is trying to snatch you up and eat you
>when space grappling isn't cool: pretty much any other time
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>>4987342
just like with mechas, they are cool, but that doesn't make them really retarded. what was the logic behind them anyways? i don't remember
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>>4987342
They are, buddy. They are. I will vote to prototype it but they probably won't pan out for anything but the use they were original made for in Outlaw Star. They might work for combat if super over engineered and piloted by people who can pull of high G maneuvers with no anti-grav. Might be do able at some point but not right now.

>>4987349
They were used to support EVA missions and picking shit out of space. Pirates could get old ones for cheap and figured out getting up in and opposing fighter's face with ship arms is a pretty good way to fuck them up in universe.

Repairs/replacements were cheap as fuck as were basic bitch ships to the point that the criminal syndicates actually managed to bully the space cops into backing up, zerg rush style.
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"And then the copper transfers it into the enemy ship... it's replacing air as a medium for the transfer of energy...?" She mumbles to herself.

"Yep. So, the basic design is already done, but it needs some finishing work. Like, there should probably be heat shields around these parts here... and the cameras needs to be mounted around here somewhere..."

"Wait, wait. I know you want to mount the oxygen tank internally, but it would be a lot better to have multiple individual tanks, kind of like this..."

You and Kyla spend the next two hours changing the design around, optimizing and fixing issues as you think about them, until finally you come up with a solution.

...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9mNNA2gEF8

Now located in the abandoned warehouse, your test fire of the device (sans payload) completes after a few long seconds.
Cylia and Kyla uncover their ears, while Sanig stands there grinning like a madman.

"What in the nine hells have you two created?" Cylia asks, looking dumbfounded.

"It's so gods-damned violent! I LOVE IT!" Sanig yells.

"SHODAN, how did the thrust curves look?" You ask.

"All nominal, Captain. The printers do not make mistakes."

"I know, i know... still just makes me nervous. One little bubble in the fuel and kablooey. Or if the rocket nozzles are undersized by just a hair..."

"There is no need for concern. I am the one who calculated the mass, structural strength and nozzle geometries for this device. I would not make a mistake, either."

"You certainly sound confident."

"I ran 2,308 individual flight simulations before attempting the test. My confidence is well-founded, i assure you."

"Alright. I trust you on that one. So... what's the delta on this thing? In vacuum, of course."

"Estimates range from 304.6 to 306.9 meters per second, depending on internal turbulence and fuel flaking, Captain."

"...And if you used the maneuvering thrusters, too?"

"...Approximately 550 meters per second."

"Damn, not bad at all. Okay, let's pump out ten of them, load up the explosives and shove them into the cargo bay."

"Wait, explosives?!" Cylia cries. "Why am i only hearing about this for the first time just now?!"

Sanig is in the background wringing his hands together and laughing like a maniac as he pokes at the spend drone.

"Yeah! These are for ship to ship combat, don't you know? What if we have to fight multiple enemy ships at once, like with Treg? I mean, one or two i can take, but..."

"Kid! You did good with this one! Come on now, tell me about these explosives..."

"Well, there's this little copper cone inside, you see..."

One short explanation later, Sanig is grinning from ear to ear.

"Brilliant! Amazing work, kid!"

"It's not my design, you know?"

"Ah, who cares about that?! It's all about how you apply it! And this! This right here, it's fucking dangerous! Bypassing shields? Blowing holes straight through the enemy hull?! With GARBAGE for parts?!"
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>>4987413
did we just create the space Liberator
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>>4981866

Pretty happy I kinda guessed the best drones for us, for now. Or at least said something that past the crayon eater filter David has.

>>4987418
If we can get Shodan to write a piece of code that makes them go after other ships, maybe. Not everyone has a decent AI.

As is, I am like Sanig with duranium, I don't want other people knowing how to make these yet.
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I wonder if its feasible to replace the copper liner with something fissile. If the compression wave from the explosive charge forces the material into a sufficiently dense blob, you could potentially get a short criticality event - not enough for a proper nuke, but possibly enough for a very decent spray of radiation.

Most transuranic elements are also dense and potentially pyrophoric, so that could also help with making the drones more effective against harder/larger targets.
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>>4987428

>I don't want other people knowing how to make these yet.
i mean, they aren't hard to make. this is the equivalent of slapping C4 on top of an RC car; an actual military has no use for them and has ways to make them useless, but for us they are a godsend

>>4987433
i feel that's too much warcrime for the rest of the crew
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I think it's also possible to create a shotgun effect if you dimple and flatten the copper cone into something like an EFP liner. Depending on how good the AI for the drone is, you could use this to dynamically target multiple smaller ships/missiles with a single charge.
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>>4987450
Eh, people in Spesss don't think like us. The don't think of shit like suicide drones or hand forming warp metal. This shit had Sanig salivating so I don't want the idea to become common. At best, it makes our bounties more difficult to catch, at worst when we eventually go up against the Galactic Council, they know about one of our tricks and are throwing it right back at us.

There is 0 value in sharing this idea at this point.
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>>4987456
isn't shodan going to drive the drones? and the drones right now are supposed to get inside the ship's shield and disable key parts of it; something like your proposal wouldn't work at all

>>4987460
>Eh, people in Spesss don't think like us.
yeah, but they're our crew. those are the ones we should try to keep in our graces.

>There is 0 value in sharing this idea at this point.
true, and smart mines should be a thing that exist here. our drones are basically that but a bit different
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>>4987465
I 100% understand that SHODAN will be taxed with plotting the trajectory mid-fight. The not-missiles have the computational power of a doorbell
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I hope the crew didn't stare at the pretty flames for too long because I am certain their retinas are not happy about it
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>>4987480
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>>4987465
Why not? You change the shape of the liner for a few of the drones and you still use SHODAN for terminal guidance. Now you can get something that works well for general interception as well as direct attack.
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>>4987488
because the drones have literally no armor, have a pathetic fuel tank and the weapon itself only works on the exposed hull of a ship, not on a shield. making them capable of fighting other ships or standing against one will take way more than what we have right now
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>>4987428
These absolutely would not be functional right now without SHODAN.
She's been "magicking away" a lot of issues for you, like large portions of the design phase and "how the fuck do i make this thing fly at the target and avoid lasers"
A shackled AI wouldn't be capable of the second part, and would take much longer with the first. Her freedom is a lot of the reason she's capable of all this.

That, and she's just a high-powered AI to begin with. If it was her, even if she was shackled... she might still be able to control one or two drones while piloting the ship.

>>4987433
>I wonder if its feasible to replace the copper liner with something fissile.
Calm down, Billy.
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>>4987508
Billy has a point tho. Why not Silver or Platinum? I wonder what elemental properties we should look for the best shaped charge, besides atomic weight
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>>4987510
we managed to build these things in less than a day. lets leave a more advanced design after we see all the issues these drones will have
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>>4987512
>>4987510
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Shaped_charge
It's not about the design, it's about the material...
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>>4987515
and we made these in less than a day. they will be shitty by default because of the time constraint. with more time we will be able to make better things.
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>>4987521
aaargh, damn it anon. David can just choose a different metal and nanofab the conical liner in minutes!!!!
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>"The best materials are face-centered cubic metals, as they are the most ductile"
>https://depts.washington.edu/matseed/mse_resources/Webpage/Metals/metalstructure.htm
>pic related

As you can see here in my sperging out, FCC are the most ductile. We pick the heaviest (densest?) FCC! Does the metal we choose have any say in the plot? Will it make QM give us a better result? Not at all! But it will satisfy my mild austimo
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>>4987530
Tantalum...
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>>4987508
I just had a funny idea. So we know how a lot of the stuff on earth is either too high in calories, lethally addictive, or outright lethal to aliens right? Well you also know how dogs are super great and cute friends that flood your brain with dopamine and endorphins?
>be human smuggler in station
>see a customer waddle their way to you
>fellah's a carnivore, bigger than a bear, and nervously rubbing at his arms. All four of them.
>yeah, a repeat customer that needs his fix
>"Hey uh. I need the usual."
>"That's the fifth one so far. You sure this is for you?"
>Yeah yeah just give it to me!"
>Pull out my datapad to make sure the transaction is complete before leading him into an unassuming warehouse
>the building is an orchestra of noise and activities
>herds groups of dogs playing and running around everywhere as caretakers watch from the sidelines
>One of them leads a big mutt on a leash to us
>"As promised, here's your purchase. Take good care of him."
>The alien is in tears as he picks up the mutt
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>>4987530
>>4987535
well at least you admit you're fighting narrative thing.

but if you want a more autistic answer:
the choice of using copper probably involved
>considering the TWR of the drones,
>how much the new metal would affect their total delta V and how it would affect the drone's center of mass
and
>how available is the metal itself

just because you can print everything it doesn't mean its available to the public and so far we haven't seen any kind of allow or other metal that isn't titanium or iron. so there's that
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>>4987541
David's choice of copper was based on "I've seen what the guts of an RPG look like, so i know roughly what the shape and thickness of the copper should be."
In other words, he went the lazy route which involved zero testing and research.
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>>4987545
excellent. like a true muhreen
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>>4987545
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Classic.
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>>4987545
well, that's a good answer
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>>4987539
>bear-alien has eaten 4 mutts so far
jesus
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>>4987572
Dogs are evolved to deal with humans. An alien would get mauled because a puppy wanted to play fetch.
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>>4987628
>oh look it wants to play tug-o-war, here just hold this end on the rope really tightly while it pulls
>one severed arm later
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>>4987572
yeah didn't have enough time to post the rest. I was trying to include how aliens would get addicted to dopamines and endorphins from playing with mans best friend.
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>>4987572
Glad I'm not the only one who read it that way
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>>4987891
I for one can't wait to meet the space equivalent of chinese "people".
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>>4987572
Huh...got Hellboy 2 flashbacks with the granny troll.
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>>4987545
It works so why improve it so you can fuck it up?
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>>4987969
>Its literal bugs
>And they're yellow
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>>4987545
Standing on the shoulders of giants is a time tested and endemic position to achieve greater heights.

It helps if you are a giant yourself as well of course.
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>>4987413

"I mean, i wouldn't call them garbage parts... it's not like i just scavenged them or something."

"Boy, you're using parts from a children's toy to ignite a chemical rocket engine."

"...Children's toy? Wait, wha-"

"And the camera you used is an ancient model from 300 years ago!"

"I paid 25 credits for that..."

"Look, kid... what's i'm saying is... somebody could make this in their gods-damned basement if they had some cheapo nanofab that could handle metal. Imagine if the blueprints got out into the hands of pirate groups!"

"Yeah, that wouldn't be good." Kyla interjects. "They already cause enough trouble as it is. These things had better not become popular..."

"Well, i don't plan on giving them away." You tell them. "How about uh... we put a small explosive charge inside it, on a timer? If we launch them and they don't get used, they blow themselves up to prevent people from finding them."

"Great idea, boy! Let's put it on a... let's say, two or three hour timer? Long enough for the enemy to potentially collect it. Then once it's tucked away with their cargo? BOOM! Hahaha!"

"Alright, we'll do that then. Only, it'll need redundancy... both a mechanical and digital timer. I don't want to create landmines that might go off accidentally in a thousand years or something."

After some discussion, you and your crew leave the warehouse with a covered-up drone in tow. You collected quite a curious crowd who gathered after hearing the extremely loud sound of rockets firing in-atmosphere, but the doors were firmly locked this time.
After getting back to the ship, you set the weapons fab to print out ten suicide drones and ten "warheads" to be placed inside of them. Clank spends the night tending to the printer and making sure everything works properly.
That morning, after breakfast, you get to work installing the explosive charges.

Princess is coiled around your neck as usual, and is still sleeping at the moment. You think she's grown a bit already, actually...
Gildur approaches cautiously, after seeing that Princess is sleeping.

"...Captain!" He whispers. "What are you doing in here?"

"You don't have to whisper." You respond. "She's sleeping like a log, and besides... she probably won't bite you anyways. I feed her properly."

"...I'm not about to wake a sleeping slyvern. I just won't." He continues to whisper. "Anyways, what are you up to over here? Nobody's told me what's going on, but i can tell something's happening!"

"Right now? I'm installing explosive warheads into these drones."

"...What?"

"They'll charge at the target, slow down just enough to pass through the shields, then speed back up before slamming into the target. Just before impact however, they'll use an explosive charge to blast a hole in the enemy ship's hull..."

"Seriously?! You're handling explosives by hand?!!"

"You're not whisper-screaming as quietly as you think you are, Gildur."

"Are you crazy?!" He screams, slightly quieter.

"Maybe. Why do you ask?"
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>>4987988
and use echolocation because blind or crippling short sight
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>>4988184
>"Are you crazy!?"
>"Do I LOOK crazy to you!?" David replies
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>>4988184
Oh good, Princess is growing. I wonder how long it will take to reach full size. Also Gildur, your being a bit of a bitch right now, you are on a human's crew, either you go the right kind of crazy fast, or you won't make it.
>>4988185
I already want to beat one into a locker.
>>4988187
To aggressive, David knows what he is, it why he like Bugs Bunny, he gets to play it straight.
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>>4988184
Seems the aliens, even criminals, suffer from a way worse variant of the first world syndrome.

Hmh. That might be something to consider on not getting earth into contact with the wider galactic civilization and a reason why carnivores tend to be isolationist. through sheer numbers and media the pussification of the native population is a given...

that being said it is not something foreign. porn and feminism has been heavily pushed to aid in long term pacification after implementing democracy failed in the middle east occupied areas and was one of the leading reason for enemy recruits joining up...
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>>4988184
>"Seriously?! You're handling explosives by hand?!!"
It's something soldiers of my species are trained to do.
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>>4988213
some to most.
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David has really bad OPSEC telling everyone his great plans, Shodere better put safeguards or wipe any data left after using the fabs, and keep the data stored on her "person".
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>>4988184
We should probably make an Android worker body for explosives manufacturing later. Accidents are bound to happen eventually and we don’t want to be in the vicinity of those when it happens or if the aliens do something stupid like try to get a spy into the workshop/factory and explode themselves.
>>4988198
Bugs bunny is a trickster archetype.
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>>4988249
to be fair, i was expecting pirates to be using something like this as well. i mean, sanig already told us that basically anyone with a metal nanofab could make them. so yeah.

>>4988254
we could ask shodan and clang to develop c4 for us. hell, maybe sanig knows its composition
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>>4988266
Aliens seem to subscribe to the idea of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" a little TOO hard/
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