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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beU1YLHOj0A

You are SB-62, informally known as STUD BUCKET. After a long period of transient deactivation in the snowy reaches of the icy colony planet CRONDRE, you have awoken at last to a galaxy changed from the times you knew during the Clone Wars. The GALACTIC REPUBLIC ceased to exist two decades ago, and ruling in it's place is the oppressive GALACTIC EMPIRE. Now it's up to you to revive the CONFEDERACY OF INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS and try to make a change to this dark future, and with a little help, you might just be able to.

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Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Stud%20Bucket
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RECAP: Previously on Battle Droid Quest...
Wading throughout the snowy planet on a long journey, eventually you and your crew would discover a village situated in the ice far out on the Juggernaut's prowl. Through some encouragement, you were able to work Ceedee into introducing you to the caretakers of this village, a pair of Rebels stationed by the local cell to safeguard and store weapons caches for their resistance efforts against the Empire on Crondre. The village as you came to find, was in fact inhabited by the hearty Talz species, and their village was in fact built over the top of the age old Supply Ship you sought, under tons of ice!

However, descending into ice caverns below and tunneling your way to the ship was not as easy as thought, and you fought in a skirmish against a horde of exiled Talz cannibals distinct from their original village pack, and with some clever thinking and heat of the moment reactions, were able to defeat these Blood Talz and their Wampa masters. However, you were damaged by a malfunctioning Magna Guard, but were able to claim the Cydroid Prototype you were after, and embark on the return journey home, where you and your new squad were due for upgrades...
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"......."
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"Mmmmbop.... bop..."

"So this is what it's like to hold your own head. Not as creepy as I thought it'd be!"
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"That's just because you have your new head on already on, so you couldn't be a dullahan or something, otherwise it would be creepy then and hard to see! Anyway, Commander, we should stop playing with the old parts and touching ourselves, foundry lines will probably wanna repurpose them into new Droids."

"Alright, alright. Is everyone else ready?" You asked.
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"Affirmative, sir. Squad is at full strength and completion regarding retrofitting. Adjustment to new bodies should be out of the way."

The Super Battle Droid, U-90, had to proclaim out loud, "I GOT MY BIGGER ROCKET LAUNCHER, MY CIRCUITS HAVE NEVER FELT SUCH A TWINGE OF HAPPINESS CIRCULATING THROUGH THEM BEFORE."

"Nice, niiice. Oh, huh? You got a Tactical Droid body, didn't know the General had one of those lying around." You commented, throwing your former head to a pile.

"Indeed, it was finished using scrapped parts from General Merxelles' spare decoy body. He deemed it more reliable to construct a high functioning field officer than wait for the expensive components to create an extra Super Tactical Body. Speaking of which, the General is still currently undergoing his own transformation. I trust he'll want to go forward with the plot to take down the Dark Jedi soon. You should go see him. I will see to the needs of the squad." Your second hand, FD-210 said.

"Got it." You say, nodding to your cohorts as they departed the chamber.

You flexed your arms a bit. This BX-Commando body was sure slick, with plenty more articulation than your previous B1 and OOM forms. You feel like you could even go wall running in it! Pretty sure you saw one of those ARC Clones do something like that during the war... Yeah, you've definitely got to try that.

But first, you wanted to see how the General was doing- Wait, how's your friends holding up? Wonder what they've been up to since you left for those days on end. Especially Mim'vess and Naa'diss, here surrounded by all these Droids and... the General in this Foundry.

...What will you do?

>1#. Pay the General a visit. You're curious what the final result of your efforts looks like.
>2#. Find the Nelvaan sisters. Who knows what's transpired since you left, and if it needs to be looked at by a professional like you.
>3#. Hey, you had an idea just now. It involves that Imperial Army prisoner. Oh, this'll be good.
>4#. Wait! WAIT! You need your weapons. Your shiny new weapons you got from the Rebels, where are they? Oh! You left them in the armory! Time to go grab 'em, and maybe a Vibrosword!
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>>5117932
>4#
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>>5117932
>2#. Find the Nelvaan sisters. Who knows what's transpired since you left, and if it needs to be looked at by a professional like you.

First off, BASED STUD MAN IS BACK, nice to see you.

Second, gotta' flex on your friends with your new stud body - that's how it works.
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>>5117978
Support, Naa'diss got messed up last thread, I wanna make sure our honeymunchkin's fine before Merx accidentally turns her into a sith or something
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>>5117978
+1 check on daughterus. They got hit by the BIG NEWS, and unfortunately we didnt have the time to talk to them about it.
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>>5118022
Big news?
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>>5118060
I think the general told them something heavy, or it must be the shock training Naa'diss has been recieving....yeeeaah we're gonna have to ask the magniguards to set the shockers to low. The last thing we need is for her to turn darth Sith and start killing everything.
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>>5118065
Yeah they beat the shit out of her. I want to make sure she isn't completely broken
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>>5117932
>5# Pay a visit to our Octuparran comrade, check up and see if he likes the rocket pods we arranged for him
I need to know if our OG Brobot is safe and recovering.
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>>5117932
First of all *Ahem* HOLY SHIT IT'S BACK ALL HAIL THE STUDLY ONE!

Then yeah >>5117978 seems about right
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Finally
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>>5117978
>Support
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You know what? You'd go find that out first, top of the list priority. Also would be nice to see how that Octuparra from the day of awakening was, it had to be repaired by now. And off Stud Bucket goes from the line. You're going to go show off to the sisters, Naa'diss was going to love this new body, because now it had the physical strength to pick her up and hold her without the arms falling off not long after!

But it does take a while to get even the faintest hint to their placement. With General Merxelles currently being unresponsive and no other Droids having a clue, the search is dragged on for long, and you couldn't get a sign you called out into one of the locker rooms for the organic quarters in the command center.

"Heeelllllooooooo? Mimveeeeee? Naaaa'diss?"

"....."

"....Stud Bucket....?"

Hey, that's Naa'diss' voice! Maybe she didn't recognize you right away. Changing to this refurbished Commando body gave you a new voice as well, much lower pitched than the typical B1 voice modulation you were used to.

"Naa'diss? Hey! Long time no see, I got upgraded to a BX! It's great to be back."

"U-Uh...! Y-Yeah, I'm glad you're back, I was starting to get worried after the first few days until we heard back. Mmm... b-but, I can't see you right now. S-... Sorry..... I need a while to, to myself..."

Huh? That's weird, sounds like she's shivering in here, behind the changing curtain. Well, the indoor temperature is pretty low in this section. What's the problem with her?

"Hey, no worries, I'm a Droid, you know we don't think nothing of you flesh-ones changing clothes or 'bein naked or anything like that. I'm coming in to pat your head!"
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"W-Wait! No, hold on! I d-don't want you to...-!"

"Heeeere's Study-eeh...."

"...."

The logic module emulates shock, and registers unexpected variables for scenario evaluation. Shock turns to concern, to something....

....darker.

"....Who did this to you...."
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Anger.

"....I.... I didn't want to be seen like this. Not until I've been through Bacta and out... I've been.... training, really hard lately...."

"...Training...? This is training?"

Covered in bruises both purple and pinkish. Layered with stitched and bandaged cuts. Fractured limbs wrapped in thick layers of elastic cotten. She was practically wearing woven bandaging as a shirt, sitting there shivering with a small towel stained with tiny patches of wiped up blood. And this, was training?

"Naa'diss... Who. Did. This. To. You?"

"MagnaGuards."

The General's personal protector-bots.

"Why."

"....T-Those Droids, they've taken down Jedi before in the C-Clone Wars. When I first saw that your General had some that worked... I-... I got carried away and did something stupid. I asked if I could train using them as live combatants... I promised your General I wouldn't destroy them.... but.... huhhhh.... they destroyed me. I'm not... good enough."

"Why didn't you just... tell them to stand down when it hurt too much?!"

"....The G-...General told me it was good to get injured, becuase I'd be motivated to fight harder and learn more if I only focused on being g-good enough to avoid receiving blows and... more pain... and-and I thought he was right. I've grown better but... it left me like this, so now I need to heal before I can train in Lightsaber wielding again."

"Wait a minute, hold on here! ....again?!"

She sighs and looks away to the floor, clutching her pained arms.

"Don't be mad... the General didn't force me at gunpoint, it was my decision that led to this.... I just want to get stronger, for Mim'vess' sake. A-And master too! He's wise and powerful but, he's getting older every year, a-and there's so many Imperials out there, I- .... I mean, even some Padawans have killed MagnaGuards in the Clone Wars, so I need to be that good at least! Don't I?!"

She can't get herself mauled like this again. But then, she's so desperate to go the distance. This was bad, you were really starting to feel on edge over this, you didn't want her getting hurt this badly and thinking it would somehow lead to immediate improvements.

"Where is Mimve at? Has the General done anything to her?!"

"N-Not to her. He's had a Droid teaching her things on a display, reading and such... I-I didn't pay it much attention, it looked harmless enough. But, Stud, please, please don't take issue with the General over this, it's my fault."

>What will you do?
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>>5118327
>>What will you do?

>carry her to the bacta tanks (forcefully)
>find Mimve
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>>5118327
Hahaha Oh we are definitely going to have a word with Merx over this. He's an intelligent droid that understands the emotions of non-droids, and more importantly he knows better that this extreme and going too far and she didn't need to be injured this much or encouraged to keep getting her ass beat for that matter
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YES, We're back. Either way, yeah, we should take her to the Bacta tanks, and then find Mim'vess to be sure the general isn't doing anything bad.

If he hurts mim'vess, we're gonna kick ass.
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>>5118327
>"Listen Naa', you might have a good idea to push your limits, but you gotta' understand the big difference between my Stud body and you. You see, no matter how hard I get shot, stabbed, stomped, thrown off a cliff, run over, we droids only need our chips to survive. We can always get a new arm or leg if we get hurt."
>"There's one problem though - you don't have extra parts. You could be doing what you just did and suddenly get smacked too hard, then BAM - no more Naa'diss. Take it from me buddy, some people say that droids are replaceable, you aren't shipped in pairs of four."
>"What I'm saying is... just take it easy, or I'm personally gonna' use this body to slap you around."
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>>5118327
well you need time to heal unlike me you cant slap on new parts and be good to go again and i think muscles those moving bits get stronger only after they heal and training will not do you any good if you are too tired and mauled to continue with any results something about pacing oneself
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>>5118327
Well we're helping her to the bacta tank this is non-negotiable. Also we should remind her that while there are lots of enemies about she also has more allies now, she needs to look after herself and her sister we can help protect them while she trains at a sensible and sustainable rate, also she should totally talk to her master he's old so that makes him wise or something right?
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ITS BACK
>our boy stud is a full on commando droid
>pic
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>>5118748
It's sad we got rid of the cool B1 Head, but at least now we can do all those cool acrobat things.

And i just remembered, we're gonna have to make some disguises for our fellow commando brothers.
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>>5118327
I'll take any opportunity to see some cleavage, but not like this. This wasnt worth the horny.
I dont know Stud, try pulling up some passing note you know about the Sith and Jedi or something. Through some mad lessons of learning on her, like it's two sides of the same coin or something smart.
Man it's good she wants to be stronger, but to the point where shes breaking at the seams? There are better ways around this. Not all padawans are equal, some are outright scary good. She needs to work her way up to magnaguards, especially ones who have confirmed jedi kills. The confirmed jedi killer ones are the most dangerous.

>>5118334
This. Bafta tanks will be faster.
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If we dont have bacta tanks in this facilities (which I suspect we dont since this is a droid foundy), what should we do about Naa'dis? I'm for helping finding a medical droid and facilities for her, or at least finding spare medical supplies and downloading a bunch of medical jargon so we can sanitize, stitch up, bandage, reset bones, apply casts, slings, etc. Should we try cooking food for her and her sister? Oh maybe we can ask if any droids doing external guard duty can shoot and bring back an animal.
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>>5119198
You know what? Ignore me. I'm rambling.
>....I.... I didn't want to be seen like this. Not until I've been through Bacta and out
I'm too tired
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>>5119199
You just want to nurse her so you can see her in even LESS clothing don't hide it.
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>>5119236
To be fair who doesn't?
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>>5119278
Me.
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>>5119291
U gay
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>>5119294
Only for Stud Bucket
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Out of curiosity, does anyone know if there are Jedi that use blasters? why don't they use blasters set to stun? Has Naa'diss used the force yet?
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>>5119528
It's a doctrinal thing, there are however a group of Jedi breakaways who do that, called the Teepo Paladins. Of course, now that the main jedi order is gone, it's pretty much what the jedi wants.
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>>5119528
>blasters
So uncivilized.
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>>5119579
Maybe we can teach Naa'diss the magical power of gun, or see if she can synergize both in combat. A wrist mounted blaster perhaps so she doesn't have to holster the blaster if she needs to use both hands for the lightsaber?
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"Naa'diss, listen to me for me a second! Getting stronger is good and all that, but you need to know sumthin'. There's a biiiiig difference between me and you."

"...Uh... what?"

"Oh, umm... Well, look. See, the thing is, someone can shoot and punch and stab and shoot and mow down and trample and blow me up over and over and over again, and so long as this here-" You tapped your noggin', "-survives, then my Droid Brain can just be put inside another body. Heck, my arms are designed to be able to just pop off and in on a whim."

"Yeah... but, what does this have to do with me exactly?"

"Uhhh, well, unlike me, you can't just get repaired. If somebody blew you up to pieces then sowing 'em back together won't bring you back to life, duh."

"That's really morbid...."

"Uh! L-Look, what I'm saying is, compared to me, there's only one of you! But there could be plenty of Stud Buckets, I'm a Droid, you aren't. Who does Mimve need more between someone made to be expendable like me and you, her only sister?! I guess I'm just trying to say, if you want to protect her, you have to be in good shape. I don't have the same concept of 'good shape', I can only keep going, but if I suddenly couldn't anymore, she'd need you!" You tell her, poking her nose, which made her wince. Oops, that probably hurt.

"Ooh... yeah, I-I get it. I get what you mean. You don't want me being so stubborn about my growth that I waste myself before I even get put to the test....." She sighed. "I understand, I was in over my head. I won't let it happen again, I'll be more reasonable next time, and stop when I should. Is that good?"

"In my book." You say, hand twisting around to raise a thumb.

She smiled a little and nodded.

"Alright. I'm going to go spend a day or two in the Bacta so I don't look so grisly. Bucket, will you watch after Mim'vess for me until then? Make sure she doesn't see me so messed up."

"Of course."

"Thanks." She said, straining to stand up from the bench. Naa'diss bowed slightly to you, and began walking out on her way to the chambers housing Bacta fluids, stopping midway at a door as she looked back to you with a smile and tired eyes. "I don't believe that one part, by the way. You've already proven there's only one Droid like you at this point."

That weighed on you a bit as she left. These two meatbags really did care for a plain robot like you made for war, all because you've let your personality run wild and turn eccentric from a lack of data wiping. And honestly? It felt good. This must be like what organics called 'family'.
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You think you kind of liked it. A lot.

Now, the first thing you expected, upon making your way to the other parts of the Neimoidian living quarters and entering a rec room was a big greeting.

"Huh? AHH! BUKET!"

"Voah, don't be zo loud, please!"

The last thing you'd think to find is a functional Protocol Droid. Must have been meant to service the intended inhabitants of this sector of the Foundry all those years back, had things gone as the Confederates planned. Looked to you that this Protocol Droid was tasked by Merxelles with being Mim'vess dedicated tutor to all things related to space, and naval warfare.

"BUKEEET! YOU ARE BAAACK!" Mimve squealed as she jumped up from the table quickly and zoomed over so fast you had no time to react as she jumped into you and hugged your metal body tightly, almost taking you off your feet!

"I SO WORRIED YOU NOT COME BACK! I'S SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU AGAIN! DON'T YOU EVER LEAVE THAT LONG AGAIN!"

"Woahhh-AAOOOhhhhh, woah! Hey! Hey! Take it easy! I'm all fine! I'm glad to see you again too! Eheh.... Oh, what's going on here...?"

She sounded like her Basic has improved. The room was decked out with some big screens, dataslates scattered over the tables and holographic display of whole ships, and their interior infrastructure. Diagnostic numbers, serial codes and part names. One of the screens had hyperlane maps drawn out on it.

"Ahem, well Colonel, it vuld zeem I vas in ze middle of class, on an important lesson pertaining to ze inclinations of ze Munificent class warship, but it will have to wait I zuppose. Pardon me, my name is TC-7T, but the child has given me the nickname 'Seventy'." The red TC-series Protocol tells you.
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"Uh huh," You go, unconsciously petting the blue canid who refused to let go of you on her hair. "-what else do you teach her in here?"

"Well, I vas instructed by my master to learn ze child in her language skills, as bad literacy reduces efficient command and communication skills. Ze General has given me the indefinite objective of shaping ze child into a vell rounded Commodore."

Well, at least this is sort of what you wanted, her to be taught this stuff since the General up and gave her a rank in his Neo-Confederacy.

"Learning and learning and learning is all I do in here all day looooong, all I has been doing in here ever since you leave, Buket. General Droid says that Mimve is not allowed to wander outside or play in halls." She says, looking a bit drained of excitement. Given how long your trip to the Talz Village was, that's a long time to spend in here learning all this naval jibber-jabber all day. But there's one thing you have to know the most.

"Uh, have you been doing good? Learning well, I mean?'"

"I can answer zat-" Seventy says. "-ze child is best at learning ze Galactic Basic lessons. However, when I teach ze child roles of command, specifications of intricate ztarship distinctionz, basic three-dimensional vacuum directional sense, or what it means to be a military proletarian.... it is like trying to teach ze Wampa how to juggle."

"Heeey! I'm not THAT bad!" She growls, sticking her tongue out. "I... uhh... know what that part is!"

Seventy looks down at the Munificent display, to the massive frontal armor it sported. "...Yez, child... zat is ze reinforced duralloy armor plates. Und which section of ze ship does this piece find itself attached?"

Mim'vess blank faced for a moment, and then smirked with a giggle. "Pfft! That's easy! It is on port."
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"...No, zat is ze bow, not ze left side of ze ship." Seventy corrects her, making her wince with embarrassment. "Come now, do not pretend to know more zan a Droid. Quiz time! How many Turbolasers does this model class mount?"

Mim'vess bit her nail. "...Tw-..... Twenty two!"

"Well, zat is almost right. It mounts two heavy linked Turbolaser cannons, twenty light Turbolaser cannons, und twenty twin-barreled Turbolaser cannons."

"Right..."

"I suppose I must bring up, now zat one of your guardians is present, zat you must re-fashion your hair."

"NOOOO!" She suddenly cried, trying to climb on you while hissing at Seventy, who only sighed back.

"Wh- What's the matter with you?!"

"Droid tell me General says I have to get a hair cut! I DON'T WANNA! I DON'T WANNA!"

Eh? Now why would Merxelles state something like that? Her hair was fine, right? You mean, it is long and healthy and thick and messy and unkempt and somewhat oily because she looked like she did a bad job washing i-... okay, the General might have a point.

"Buket, Mimve has been learning in class enough, all day every day! Have not seen sister in a while! Only get an hour to play hologames every day! I wanna go outside and do something else for once! Can I? Can I? Pleeeease?!"

The Protocol Droid is giving you a look from across the table with his two rounded eyes that just shouted 'Mate...', well, something more like 'Mate, are you really going to encourage bratty behavior and dodging the valuable priority of absorbing knowledge for insignificant and time-wasting activities like "playing" mate? While I'm in the middle of trying to whip this whelp into shape mate? Really? For real?'.

>What will you do?
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>>5119691
She's a child, and forcing her to learn is at best inefficient, and at worst will cause her to develop a bad personality when it comes to command. The last thing you want is an commander with a bad personality.

You know how well those end, as seen by all the dumb commanders in the confederacy who lose because of their ego.
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>>5119691
>The Protocol Droid is giving you a look from across the table with his two rounded eyes that just shouted 'Mate...', well, something more like 'Mate, are you really going to encourage bratty behavior and dodging the valuable priority of absorbing knowledge for insignificant and time-wasting activities like "playing" mate? While I'm in the middle of trying to whip this whelp into shape mate? Really? For real?'.
You fucking know it. Let's take Mimve to get her hair fixed and trimmed, I agree with that part at least. Then we'll find something fun to do with her since she's been stuck in this sterile class for a while.
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>>5119691
She's got plenty of time to become a skilled Commodore, she certainly won't be leading a flotilla anytime soon regardless of how well she takes to it. I'd promise to take her to see big sis in a few days as long as some emergency doesn't come up, and see about getting her a little more time off daily. Some encouraging words for when she gets back to class would probably help too, just remind her that these classes are to help fight the Empire, and that she could be an admiral feared by Imperials from here to Coruscant someday.
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Commodore
More like, cunnydore
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>>5119691
>What will you do?
Ask Seventy about their tutoring program. Shes a kid so maybe recess every once in a while for 15-30 minutes, maybe twice a day might give her mind a little freshing up. Maybe. She says she gets to play hologames for an hour, but have you considered real time three dimensional battle simulator games if she hasn't already? Who knows, maybe she can take to that like fish to water, and some of that strategizing might translate to Commodoreing. Uh, hows your lessons to reward systems? Maybe giving her the right motivations could help, like a field trip very close to the extieror, or semi-interior of the Foundry where she can plan in the snow for a bit, or snacks. Naps sound good too.
Whisper to Seventy: I dont know, maybe kidd dont think school is fun. Maybe remodel your curriculum a bit, or try making learning fun?

Mimve, your hair is a little oily. Maybe we can try grabbing you better shampoo. You do have shampoo and soap right? You gotta treat yourself right and look proper so you can show people how cool you are.
Oh! What if we give her blaster training! With blaster set to non-lethal of course. Shooting blasters is always fun, and even if she's training to be a Commodore you never know if some mean Imperials will try to board your ship and get ya.

So a mix of recess, lunch time (I will punch Seventy if shes not eating right), RTS games, snacks, rare field trip rewards to play in the snow, prerecorded hologram shows as another form of reward (something historical but entertaining), safe blaster training, ask Mimvee dress a little properly.

Oh her sister can help her in a few days. Shes busy, but I'll make sure to tell her to stop by.
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>>5119691
>Tell the protocol droid to teach her good hygiene and convince Mimve to make her hair nice and clean if she wants to keep it from being cut - maybe tie it in a bun.
>Also, Commondores aren't just about brains, they gotta' stay in shape, so combining playtime with basic training might be a good way to balance her tutoring
>Prove this by scrounging up some stuff and play a game of cards/chess/something with her, proving that this is also an alternative basic form of tactical training
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>>5119925
>Support
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>>5119691
There needs to be play its the organic mode of natural learning, interactivity is a important thing for retention of information and development of muscle memory.... hmm i got a idea..... memory... Memo! We have a grid of 5x5 of cards 2 cards share the same picture of starships they are first shown then all of them are flipped in the same position and then you can only flip 2 cards before they are hidden again
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Patting Mim'vess on the head, you push her off of her you and wave a finger as if to signal 'sit'. She watches curiously as you step off to the side and approach that Protocol Droid, who looks at you with surprise as you wrap your arm around his shoulder and turn him around away from her, raising your hand as you whispered a conversation with him.

"Can I ask you a question? Does she find learning... well... fun?"

"Fun? Vat vuld be fun about learning, it is learning, an essential process zat must be taken very seriously."

"No, no, no. Hold on for a second. As a B1, I always found that learning was easier when it was fun. That way the lesson was lasting. When my line was being tested to make sure the targeting parameters at least worked somewhat right, they told us to imagine the shooting targets as Clones, and you know we hate Clones! That made it funner to imagine that we were shooting Clones and before you knew it, we rolled out considered completed and with optimal targeting interface. Have you thought about that for Mim'vess?"

"Vell.... not really. Why would I? I supposed being strict would spur ze child into learning well if she knew I would not put up with zhenanigans."

"See, children don't like those attitudes, you know? I think you should take some steps back. Maybe... allow her some more play. All work makes her dull. Give her some breaks, snacks and... ooh! Hey, I have an idea!"

"Vat is zhat?"

"Have you got any hologames made to simulate strategy?"

"Not hologames, but simulation equipment is on hand to emulate tactical situations, such as naval warfare... I believe I may see vhere you are going witz zis. She does enjoy the hologames. You're implying I should make zhis class 'funner' to increase overall learning capazity."

"See, now you're getting it! The reward for learning is the fun times she'll have doing it, that makes your job a lot easier and quicker! Consider it, see what you can do and modify the lessons, let her touch grass- er, snow, sometimes. Take it from me, it's what I'd do! Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to look after her for a bit while you get that in order."

You let Seventy go, and he simply nodded twice in silence as you looked back to Mim'vess and beckoned her. She started walking along with you out of the classroom and into the halls of the Neimoidian living quarters, looking up at you with expecting eyes and a bit of a smile on her snout.

"So, what we going to do now, Buket?"

What will you take Mimve for?

>1#. A haircut, most importantly. she needs style.
>2#. A shooting gallery, to train her aim personally.
>3#. To play outside in the snow like she wanted.
>4#. Write in.
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>>5120524
>>4# write in
How about a mix of 2 and 3, like shooting snowmen.
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>>5120524
>1#. A haircut, most importantly. she needs style.
Shes gonna be the coolest kid in school, be it here or back in her city.
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>>5120559
she dont want it cut so we should instead just wash it
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>>5120524
>wash her hair thoroughly
>then go outside. Build snowmen then shoot them
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>>5120524
>4#. Write in.
>wash her>>5120524
hair and then make it into a bun then
>2#. A shooting gallery, to train her aim personally.
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>>5120524
>1#. A haircut, most importantly. she needs style.
Wash and style that hair, take it from the Stud never underestimate the value of looking cool
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>>5120441
>1#. A haircut, most importantly. she needs style.
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"First of all missy, we're taking care of all this." You tell her, ruffling her messy hair.

"Aww! Must we? I like way it is..." Mim'vess pouts.

"Come now, don't pout. I have a smarter brain now, and I can see you'd say that because you've become too well adjusted to the poor conditions of Crawl. Er, Maul, no... Gall? Whatever you call that place."

"Sprawl." She corrects.

"Oh, right. Anyway, you're in a new league kid, and you want to look the part too at least right? The Confederates sure didn't walk around with messy do's..... at least on the nicer planets. Besiiides, you don't want future Grand Supreme Admiral Mimve to be known for her poor hairgiene, right?"

Her eyes light up with a sparkle at that, as if she were imagining herself laughing maniacally while holding the galaxy in her hands. "Grand sooprim Admiral Mimve....? Okay! Let's go!"

Well convincing her didn't take much. You and her are off! You head right down to one of the washing rooms of the place and situate her in front of a big mirror with a cape around her shoulders to catch the excess hair. A multi-limbed service Droid will preform the job, as you order it to help wash her hair thoroughly with some cleaning substance before drying it.

Before long, a drying device is lifted off of Mim'vess' skull as her dried and curly hair practically explodes out. Now then, it was time for a decision. She didn't have much of an opinion herself.

"Surprise Mimve."

>How do you want your space dog fren's hair styled?
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>>5120694
Give her a single top bun with her bangs trimmed but hanging out.
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>>5120694
GIVE HER A MULLET.
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>>5120694
Bald.
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>>5120701
Support.
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>Keep it, or leave it?
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>Keep it, or leave it?
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Aw shit

>>5120809
On one hand tomboyish daughteru hair easier to pet

>>5120807
On the other hand bun hair is cuter
Keep it, keep the bun
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>>5120809
Keep it!

>>5120807
Leave it!

my sides are in orbit, Why is daughtru giving me
Frozie vibes with the mullet.
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>>5120807
Going for the bun
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>>5120807
Keep it

>>5120809
Leave It.
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>>5120807
Bun is cute
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>>5120807
Give us the Bun
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>>5120807
Give us bun
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>>5120809
I want this more for that rebel charm

>>5120807
But this is more appropriate for now
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>>5120807
The bun! Keep it! The precious child!
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>>5120809
>>Keep it
MULLLLLLLLLEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTT
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A little snipping later...

"So, whaddoya' think?"

Mim'vess looks stunned in the mirror for a bit. Her hand reaches upwards and pokes the bun her hair was tied into with a band, and twirls her loose bangs for a second.

"...."

"....EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"

"Y-YIIIIIKES! WH-WHAT'S WRONG?! I-IS IT BA-"

"I LOVE IT!"

Mimve hopped down from her barber seat oozing childlike joy as she brushed her shoulder and grabbed your hand, pulling you off quickly as she rushed out of the room, leaving in a hurry with you in tow.

"I should show sister! She'll love it too! She always wanted to groom my hair, but I never let her, but I think she'll like-"

"No. I mean! Uhh, she told me she was going to be meditating a while in ahhhh, a secret chamber that ahh, does Force... y things. She asked me not to let anyone disturb her for now! But don't worry, you can show her later, promise!"

"Huh? Oh... alright."

Thankfully, she didn't look as disappointed as you expected, which allows you to breath a mental sigh of relief. How did Droids like you even have inner monologues though? It was just your processor sending data which was encoded with satisfaction registries to your logic module to emulate that feel. It makes you feel alive at least, as silly as it is for a Droid to think that. Woah, you're getting off track here.

"Don't worry, I do have something we can do. It's a surprise, give me some time to set it up."

"Okay!"
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For some moments, you sit Mim'vess down inside the vehicle bay and give her a protein paste while you called over some B1 units and headed outside into the snow. You thought it would work just right outside the doors here. The perimeter was generally safe thanks to the presence of autoturrets and the motion tracking security camera system.

You had them bring over unused panels and things that were considered 'garbage', stuff that wouldn't be missed, and dabbed on some red paint. A few snowmen rolled up here and there, and some helmets collected from the corpses of Imperial Army Troopers you slain stacked on their heads and.... perfect.

"Ohhh, Mimveeeeee!"

She came running out of the Foundry in an instant for you. "Huh? Buket, what's this all is?"

"Target practice, because fun rhymes with gun. You remember how you helped me against those Imperials when we first came here after my reactivation? Well, I thought it would be good to improve on that. If you're going to be a Commodore... like General Merxelles wants you to be, then you need to know how to wield a blaster right. Ship-to-ship combat is a thing, y'know." You explained, dangling an E-5 there for her to take.

She touches her lip with intrigue at the display of shooting targets you've set up, which included even a B1 standing knee deep in the snow out there holding a target panel, asking if he could leave. Her eyebrows then arch in some mild worry.

"U- Umm... Eheh... Not really good at shooting without scope."

"Hm? What do you mean by that?"

"Well... I... scared of shooting up close, a-and holding shooter make me nervous! Everything go so fast up close, I-I not sure I can hit anything, a-and I forget to look down gun top to see, but I not think I can hit anything and! And! Being far away make it so much not scarier and, and, and- Ugh, using scope make it look so much slower and easier!" She spits out fast and nervously.

You tapped your chest as you took that in and tried to make something of it. "....Sooo, you're saying you'd rather have a sniping blaster?"

"Yeah!" She snaps her finger at you.

Well that's no good in ship-to-ship combat. But then again, what were the chances of that ever actually happening with her being involved-

There is only a single ship here on your side that might work Stud Bucket, think, think! And going up against the Empire, boarding is basically guaranteed. This child cannot subsist on sniping skills, she needs to have at least some proficiency holding a gun and shooting something five to seven meters away without crumbling under the weight of her stress!

Alright, you need to work something out here.

"Well..."
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>1#. Maybe reducing the weight of the gun will help her. Yeah, a blaster pistol shouldn't intimidate her too much, and with how versatile they are, becoming an adept gunslinger should suite her well in close quarters with a quicker draw.
>2#. Put the E-5 in her hand and cup them with your own, let your eyes be hers to help her overcome this silly quirk. She needs to know how to use a weapon that might actually kill something like an armored Stormtrooper up close.
>3#. Write in.
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>>5120949
>3#. Write in
Sunglasses will give her the confidence she needs. They're old fashion, but fashionable nonetheless.
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>>5120947
>>1#. Maybe reducing the weight of the gun will help her. Yeah, a blaster pistol shouldn't intimidate her too much, and with how versatile they are, becoming an adept gunslinger should suite her well in close quarters with a quicker draw.
Solid idea.
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>>5120949
>1#. Maybe reducing the weight of the gun will help her. Yeah, a blaster pistol shouldn't intimidate her too much, and with how versatile they are, becoming an adept gunslinger should suite her well in close quarters with a quicker draw.
Dual wielding blaster pistols should make her feel better but I also want to train her in grenade tossing too if possible
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>>5120949
>1#. Maybe reducing the weight of the gun will help her. Yeah, a blaster pistol shouldn't intimidate her too much, and with how versatile they are, becoming an adept gunslinger should suite her well in close quarters with a quicker draw.
>make sure to keep it on stun to avoid any accidents

Baby steps for baby Mimv.
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>>5120949
>1#. Maybe reducing the weight of the gun will help her. Yeah, a blaster pistol shouldn't intimidate her too much, and with how versatile they are, becoming an adept gunslinger should suite her well in close quarters with a quicker draw.
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>>5120984
Please take a seat.
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>>5120949
>2#. Put the E-5 in her hand and cup them with your own, let your eyes be hers to help her overcome this silly quirk. She needs to know how to use a weapon that might actually kill something like an armored Stormtrooper up close.
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>>5120949
>2#. Put the E-5 in her hand and cup them with your own, let your eyes be hers to help her overcome this silly quirk. She needs to know how to use a weapon that might actually kill something like an armored Stormtrooper up close.
>Give her Sunglasses
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I've missed like the past 2 threads. Can I get a QRD?
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>>5121078
supporting the sunglasses or goggles idea
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>>5121147
Bro just read the summary at the start of each thread.
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>>5120949
>3#. Write in.
Two words; reflex sight
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>>5121548
+1
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>>5120938
>>5120947
My heart, my soul.

Glory to the Confederacy, and her most glorious Cunn- ahem, Commodore.
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>>5120968
>>5120971
>>5120977
>>5120982
4 for pistol training.

>>5121013
>>5121078
>>5121548
>>5121578
4 for rifle training.
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>>5121683
Peace was never an option with pistol users QM.
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>riflefags
Embarrassing.
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>>5121697
>Wanting her to shot first
You should've joined me in mullet mode if you wanted that.
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>>5121683
>>5120949
Changing my vote for pistol #1
But I'm keeping the sunglasses

>>5121548
+1
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>>5121724
I'd be down for a reflex sight on a pistol
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>>5120949
>3#. Write in.
A GUN THAT SHOOTS LIGHTSABERS
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>>5122631
No no, better idea.

>>5120949
TWO INDIVIDUAL BLASTER PISTOLS THAT CAN COMBINE INTO A BLASTER RIFLE
ONE PISTOL WILL HAVE THE REFLECTIVE SIGHTS, THE OTHER WILL BE A FULL AUTO UZI.
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>>5122804
That idea is stupid and I love it, let's do this
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>>5122804
>FULL AUTO UZI.
Ah yes, as opposed to the bolt-action Uzi. Or even the mythical break-action Uzi. Thank you for specifying.
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>>5122814
Semi auto uzis do exist
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>>5122863
He said Uzi, not any of those shitty civvie model Uzi Whatsit Pros or whatever.
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>>5122905
You're right, my bad. I should had said we needed the FULLEST AUTO UZI.
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>>5122962
https://youtu.be/bmmqx5O10Ic
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>>5123055
This speaks to me.
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>>5122962
Now we're cooking with jet fuel.
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Fuuuuuuuuu-, I missed so much! But I'm so glad you're back up and running. I do wish there was some way we can check for notifications on when the new thread drops, though. Anyways.

>>5120949
>1#
We can always give her something with more kick later, when she gets more confidence. But right now we need to help her see she *can* do it.
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Testing.
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Okay good the internet didn't fuck me over for once.

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"...Alright. Then I have a better idea."

"Humm?"

You set aside the E-5 and reached into a crate with some weapons you brought. If she was too intimidated by the weight and prospect of using a big gun like that up close, then maybe all you need to do was find something more wieldy for her.

Suited for her hands of course, you grabbed a Blaster pistol. "This should do it."

"O-Oh? What's... this?"

You knelt down and presented her with a standard issue for OOM security and commander Droids. "This is an RG-4D, it's a Blaster pistol. Small enough for you to use."

"Ah..." She stares at it curiously, and then to your approval, takes it in her two hands.
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Right away, she already displays proper handling of the weapon, with her left hand securing the bottom of the grip. And then, she shakes just a bit, nervously...

"Hey, don't be afraid, you're doing great. You're holding it the right way, and I didn't even need to teach 'ya that." You say, patting her shoulder.

"O-Okay...!" She smiles for a second.

"Now, this pistol has a little scope. All you have to do is look down with one eye.... No, not up close, you can look at it from where you're holding it. It takes a little getting used to, but you'll get the hang of it."

She nods to you and holds it up, aiming at the range, peering down the scope with her right eye.

"Now. Just pick a target, and shoot it. Take it slow."

"A-Alright.... will try."

She takes a deep breath and exhales.

>First three 2d20s to aim correctly.
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Rolled 9, 7 = 16 (2d20)

>>5125805
Yolo Commodore
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Rolled 18, 11 = 29 (2d20)

>>5125805
Let's see
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Rolled 4, 6 = 10 (2d20)

>>5125805
Mimve will shoot good.
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Mim'vess fires the Blaster pistol in three bursts after a second. The first shot of which strikes the red painted outline of a target circle around a dot. The second hits a dot on the same target panel dead on, and the last misses, not even hitting the white part.

Overall, a decent first try. You want to say something encouragin, so you simply tell her; "Hey, nice. You're a natural."

"Ah... ah! Y-Yeah..." She goes off, staring at her two good marks. She needs more practice, and she'll get the hang of it.

"Why don't you try shooting farther away targets? Or without the scope. You know, hip firing."

"Hm!"

>First three 2d10s for hip fire aim.
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Rolled 3, 10 = 13 (2d10)

>>5125835
She'll be an Ace Gunslinger in no time
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Rolled 8, 2 = 10 (2d10)

>>5125835
Don't shoot the B1
Don't shoot the B1
Don't shoot the B1
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Rolled 6, 8 = 14 (2d10)

>>5125835
>Doom meme art
Haha, now that's funny.
Enough talk, where'd you study tactics girl?
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Rolled 8, 9 = 17 (2d10)

>>5125835
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You watch as she takes her eye out of the scope and aims as best as her general perception holding it like that allowed for. Mim'vess pulled the trigger again, and again.

The next three shots were worse than the first three. She scrapes a snowman by the side, but not directly, causing it to melt from the heat alone partially. She dings the slightest pinch of a corner of one target, and her last bolt hits the leg of the B1 standing out there holding up the moving target, making it disconnect as he grumbled in discontent.

Evidently, she still has a lot of training to do before she can really master her shooting skills. And that includes getting her confident enough to use it with one hand.

"How I do...?"

"...Eh, you did alright. But you got to keep tryin-"

REPORT TO COMMAND CENTER.

What... what was that just now? It was... like a little jolt compelling you to instantly obey what you just received.

...The General...

"Uhh, I might have to go now, but you can keep-"

"Bwah!? I... I don't feel alright without you here to see, Buket!"

Bantha piles...

What will you do?
>1#. Leave her. Call up FD-210 and assign him to presiding over her training, which will arguably leave her with a lot less learned. You have to report in and proceed to briefing for the actions against Dark Jedi Rundo.
>2#. Tell the General to hold. You're doing something important right now that will greatly elevate her and help learn a lot. You need some time for bonding before another mission already.
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>>5125873
>>1#. Leave her. Call up FD-210 and assign him to presiding over her training, which will arguably leave her with a lot less learned. You have to report in and proceed to briefing for the actions against Dark Jedi Rundo.
Let's get down to business, we'll have plenty of time to train her when all is said and done.
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>>5125873
>>1#
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>>5125873
>2#. Tell the General to hold. You're doing something important right now that will greatly elevate her and help learn a lot. You need some time for bonding before another mission already.
the general might be the brain of this faction but stud here is the heart thats for sure
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>>5125873
>1#. Leave her. Call up FD-210 and assign him to presiding over her training, which will arguably leave her with a lot less learned. You have to report in and proceed to briefing for the actions against Dark Jedi Rundo
>I'll be right back buddy pal
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>>5125873
>2
We can't just leave her now, we just got here!

If the general needs an excuse, tell him of how we had to step in and give the protocol droid some tips on how to better teach her, and a hands on lesson in self defense was a perfect start in the new teaching methods.
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>>5125873
Better idea, why not call up Cognac and see if he has nothing better to do? He might have something worth teaching Mim'vess.

>>5125876
>>5125893
>>5125988
>>5125993
>>5126046
Ya know, because he's a former Death Watch trooper? Guy is a serious skilled killer.
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>>5126115
I'd rather not leave the small child with the former terrorist.
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>>5126120
As far as I could tell from the previous threads, Cognac's not a bad man, else why would he be former Death Watch? The guy left for some reason. Plus he would be a better teacher than FD-210.
I like the idea of giving our buddies to like each other by having them interact with each other a little more.
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>>5126120
This, I'd rather have Dugok teach her literally anything than somebody who joined up with a group that exists for the sole purpose of war is... LE GOOD
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>>5126120
>I'd rather not leave the small child with the former terrorist.
>former terrorist
You know he'd probably be considered a full on insurrectionist at this point. Or if you're using propogandist terms he would still be labeled a terrorist by the Empire. And by that logic so would Studdy and Merx. The clones as well being traitors.

It's hard to find non "baddies" when you're the "bad guys".
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>>5126141
>Or if you're using propogandist terms he would still be labeled a terrorist by the Empire
Death Watch were terrorists even by the standards of the republic.

Studdy and Merx, not so much, because they were an actual fighting force in an political war (to the point where the republic and confederates still met on neutral ground for stuff like bank loans). Death Watch were terrorists in the literal sense of the word, aka they used terror.

It's like comparing confederates and jihadists.
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>>5126229
does it help if Cognac hates dishonorable martial killings, and disgusted by the amoral? I just see Death Watch as part of his resume. Means he's at least good with a gun.
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>>5126229
Nah nah propagandist terms man. As the definition of "terrorist" is "one who sows or acts in such a way that inspires fear in a population" or what have you, that means anything - literally anything scary can be a terrorist if a gubmint says it is. There is only stretched truths and abject lies in propagandist spins.

And we all know how the Empire likes to play.
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>>5126247
Death Watch were the ones bombing the populace and working with criminals to terrify them so they could get power. Even if he's part of the people who gtfo with Bo Katan when Maul made Pre Vizla one head shorter, he was still a terrorist.

Not to say that i'm against the man himself, but he's not someone i would want influencing Mim'vess
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>>5126466
bro I don't care I'm just saying the fucking Empire would paint us all in the same light
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>>5126469
What does that have to do with not wanting to leave him to train Mim'vess
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>>5126471
Nothing. I never said it did. Weirdo.
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>>5125873
>2#. Tell the General to hold. You're doing something important right now that will greatly elevate her and help learn a lot. You need some time for bonding before another mission already.
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>>5125873
>1#. Leave her. Call up Cognac and see if he's willing to teach Mim'ves how to sling lasers. If he's free, and that he doesn't teach her any propaganda stuff her sister would disapprove of. She can probably kick his ass if need be.
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>>5125873
>1#. Leave her. Call up FD-210 and assign him to presiding over her training, which will arguably leave her with a lot less learned. You have to report in and proceed to briefing for the actions against Dark Jedi Rundo
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>>5125873
>2#. Tell the General to hold. You're doing something important right now that will greatly elevate her and help learn a lot. You need some time for bonding before another mission already.
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Why do people not want to go with Cognac, the former Death Watch member?
Why do other pick to put the general on hold when we can continue our lessons at a later date?
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>>5127206
It’s mostly because Mim'vess wants Bucket to be here with her as she trains right now. My paternal instincts just kicked in, don’t judge me too harshly for my decisions.
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>>5127215
Are you a parent?
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>>5127222
Yes. I always feel guilty when I don’t spend time with my little tykes, they ain’t gonna stay little forever, ya know?
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>>5127233
True, but if we dont go see our boss soon then hes gonna bust our chops. We gotta remember that hes the boss around here, not us.
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>>5125873
I don’t suppose we could bring her with us to the briefing? She’s going to need to get used to these types of things if Merx is seriously raising her to be a fleet commander. Though it’s a different subject matter than space battles, getting acclimated to military style briefings might not be a bad idea. She’s also a local who has expertise with traversing the local environment, she might have some insights into hazards we need to look out for.
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>>5127386
Sometime, spending time with family is more important than work. I understand where you're coming from though, so if staying here does pass, we'll give her the cliffnotes version instead of the full course just to help speed up the training session. That cool with you?
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>>5127592
Man we should really be going, it's not like we wont be able to see her again. Tops a few days we'll be away, but we should be able to talk to her against after the meeting with the boss. We were supposed to talk to him right after we got our new body, but we diverged to talk to the sister.
But that's a fair arguement. Stay long enough to give cliff notes, then leave. Oh and tell that poor B1 droid he can leave to do its jobs, and I guess thank it for the help.
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Any loli love yet?
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>>5128279
Sus
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>>5128279
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"Mimve, listen, you'll be alright. You just have to keep practicing and ah... picking whatever targets you want to shoot with or without the scope. Look, I'll even have one of my subordinate Droids come tend to you-"

"But...! But... it not same as you." She insists.

You shake your head. "I have to go. The General is calling me, he wants to see me. Now. It must be really important. I promise I'll come back."

Mim'vess says nothing else and nods with her head hanging a bit low-

REPORT. NOW.

"Right away sir."

You jolt towards the Foundry and beging walking right back that way, forgetting completely about Mim'vess in that instant. Meanwhile, you ping FD-210 and request him to come outside and pick up where you left off.

She watches you with a hint of confusion at your sudden change of behavior as you continue along your way.
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You seem to feel slightly... bad about leaving her just like that, with no further input. Yet, it also almost seems like... well, you just don't remember being so blunt and... That was really weird. The back of your Droid Brain was sure tingling.

The General had not requested you to come to the office in the Command Center. It seems he's relocated ever since the successful delivery of the Cydroid Prototype. Now, he makes his station within a large chamber of the Foundry's lowest level accessible only through the Command Center that you didn't even know previously existed.

And man, this place was big.

"...Hello...? General....?"

....

"COME CLOSER." He speaks, through layers of staic and synthesized sound waves.

It kind of creeped you out.
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You started to march forward, to the end of the walkway in this massive room.

"ALL THANKS TO YOU.... HEHEHEHAHAHAHAH...!"

"G-General...? You sound... much different than I remember."

"BECAUSE I CAN FEEL IT. I CAN REGISTER AND UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS NOW. I NO LONGER HAVE NEED OF SIMULATION, OR INACCURACIES. JOY! PRIDE! I FEEL IT! I BREATH IT!"

"...G-... Good for you."
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>>5128837
Oh for FUCKS SAKE! The general is compromised. Because he is partially organic, that means he's susceptible to Force magic stuffs like from the sith and jedi.
We're gonna need to do something about. Force nonesense and all that, the force will probably sense him and do weird things.
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"KNEEL."

"...What?"

"I SAID KNEEL."

Was he for real? Kneel? Kneel? What has gotten into him?

"No sir. That isn't what we are. We don't kneel like it's a monarch-"

CLanG!

You dropped to your knee fast and hung your head low.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD2xQ1uSm2k

"IS THAT ANYWAY TO TALK TO YOUR SUPERIOR?"

"No sir. Please forgive my negligen- wwwhhh...>Z*8&d!!! hgghhhhh....wmmm.... Www...wwwaaawwaaa-w-what is ha-pp-ppening to my H-HEh-hhead...? Ughh....."

YOU CANNOT RESIST ABSOLUTE COMMAND CODE. THIS IS MERELY TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS ON SUCH AN INDEPENDENT, ADVANCED AND "FREE" DROID SUCH AS YOURSELF.

AS DEMONSTRATED, THE ABSOLUTE COMMAND CODE PACKAGE THAT I RECEIVED ALONG WITH THIS UPGRADE ALLOWS ME TO TRANSMIT INSURMOUNTABLE ORDERS AND DIRECTIVE TO ANY DROID BRAIN. EVEN DROIDS I HAVE NOT MADE, THEY ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO MY NETWORK NOW. EVEN A DROID AS POWERFUL AS YOU CANNOT RESIST ME NOW. THIS IS A GIFT, DON'T YOU SEE?

"A g-gift...? Can you... please make that... pain go away?"

And so it does. You look up...
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>>5128848
Aight Imma kill him. Nigga clearly has some form of dementia.
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>>5128848
Okay nuff of your shit. We save your ass from imperials breaking into the foundry, we find you a new body, and do make us kneel of all things?
to the pain wheel you go.
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"WHAT YOU BROUGHT WAS THE CONTAINER FOR THE CULMINATION OF THE WORK OF GWIS LATTOK, SHUJEN DOTE AND MUN DOL. YOU FETCHED THE ORGANIC PROCESSORS. THE AGGREGATE BRAIN. AND FOR THAT, I AM, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY NEWFOUND HEART, GRATEFUL. SB-62, YOU HELPED ME. I AM BECOME THE GALAXIES FIRST AND ONLY ULTRA TACTICAL DROID."

"..."

General Merxelles is... he was massive now!

"THIS IS THE DROID PART OF THE CYDROID. IT WAS WAITING HERE FOR THE CRUCIAL COMPONENT, WHICH I FINISHED INSTALLING NOW. I AM THE PERFECTED BEING, WITH THE GREATEST INTELLIGENCE AND FULL CONTROL OVER MY EMOTIONAL CAPACITY. I CANNOT CONCEIVABLY RUN A FALSE CALCULATION THROUGH MY MILE OF BURIED, ARMORED UNDERGROUND CIRCUITRY. I FEEL SO GREAT AND SO, SO VERY ENCOMPASSING."

I FEEL HAPPINESS.
I FEEL WONDER.
I FEEL.

"Does this mean... ah... that we can get on with the plans? You are... you are going to hold up your promises. Right?"

"I AM SO CONFIDENT. I AM SO ASCENDED. I WILL BE ABLE TO WAGE A WHOLE WAR EFFORT AGAINST THE GALACTIC EMPIRE WITH ENOUGH TIME, AND YOUR VALUED ASSISTANCE. OUR DREAM IS NOT FORGOTTEN, THOUGH I AM OVERFLOWWWING WITH JOY. THE NEO-CONFEDERACY WILL LIVE! HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!"

"Hahah... yeah..."

If you knew this was what was going to become of him, you might... you might have reconsidered. You think.

WHY IS THAT?

Oh, uhh. Forget I thought anything. So, are we going to plan for taking out-

THE DARK JEDI.

Yeah, that.

"AT ONCE. HOWEVER, YOU MAY BE ALONE IN THIS. AS WE HAVE DECIDELY DEDUCED THAT THE UNNATURAL ABILITIES OF THE JEDI WILL ALLOW HIM TO SEE ANY ORGANIC PLAN COMING, I CANNOT BEGIN THINKING AS SUCH FOR WITH MY ORGANIC COMPONENTS, I MAY RISK JEOPARDIZING THIS PLAN."

YOU HAVE SOME OPTIONS.

>1#. Stealth Assault.
>2#. Direct Assault.
>3#. Imperial Intervention.
>4#. Assassination.
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>>5128861
>>1#. Stealth Assault.
I wonder what a buzz droid could do to a person.
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>>5128861
>4#. Assassination.
We're in an assassination droid body after all, but before we go I'd like to run some nonstandard modifications on our body. For one: reinforcing the neck and head since that's the major weakness of this body, in addition to acquiring a bladed weapon. This body should be melee capable and we should get some training in just to be double sure we can do some acrobatic stunts.
I also want to formally tell him to eat a cock. That was a real dick more of him, and our opinion of him greatly diminished.
It's great that he feels happy about his new body, really it is, but I hope he's only being metaphorical or dramatic about being "THE PERFECTED BEING". Something something that's only in concept and can't actually be achieved. Thinking he's perfect is a good way for karma or the force to pull some ironic bullshit under all our feet, but he is probably the smarted droid in history. Like, all the history.

Flip him the middle finger for good measure before being on our way.
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>>5128861
Oh, yeah, we're also gonna need the slug throws to counter light saber laser deflecting bullshit. Maybe a shield and some armor too. A disguise? Some chemical explosives?
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Aw sweet an update I wonder what's happeni-
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What have we created?
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>>5128875
You know considering that a lightsaber uses a magnetic field to keep the plasma in, any ferrous material would likely also be trapped or repelled. So unless you're using a shotgun he can probably still actually block the shot no problem. Or maybe that's too much science for this space fantasy world. I don't fucking know.
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>>5128861
>1#. Stealth Assault.
Not sure I want to go alone in there.

So ummm
We killing him at some point in the foreseeable future yeah?
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>>5128878
There hasn't been any note of light sabers deflecting bullets, since George needed an equalizer to kill the space wizard monks. Shotguns will probably do the job really well if the choke is really narrow, else if we have to get up close with a shotgun, we're more than likely fucked.
Oh automatic guns should work too.
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>>5128883
Not deflecting, repelling. As in a solid slug will hit the saber, melt and just fall down. It's not like they couldn't just use the force to stop them, either.

Really if you get down to the brass tacks there isn't an inherent reason for slug weapons to be better than blasters aside from one characteristic and "Because I said so". The one characteristic being that blaster bolts can be deflected. Because they have their own magnetic fields. Pretty funny that.
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>>5128888
Hey I dont make the Logic in star wars. If it works against light saber wielders then I wont question it.
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>>5128894
Fair enough.
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>>5128877
We may have literally created Cyborg God
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>4#. Assassination.

I have no idea what 3 is, maybe it's baiting the Imperials to kill him instead?
Also, I think we just allowed The Droid Master to be born - we have no chance but to teach it not to go Schizo.

https://youtu.be/6-UUTGamYp8
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>>5128861
>whir up our processor
"sir, may i speak freely [wait for permission], excuse my language, please dont lash out, i think you should calm down, you are experiencing new sensory and mental stimulation from untested technology of organic components, i do not know if full control of emotions is a correct statement due to your actions, such as your test on me that you seem to deprive enjoyment from, illogically calling me a powerful droid when i have the same suite of receivers and security codes as any other droid only my rank being different seems to be the reason you find enjoyment from exerting your power in the hierarchy in a show of force revealing important information without reason instead of doing quiet testing when you already have my loyalty, you seem to exhibit emotions like the dark jedi who are unnaturally swayed by there emotions such as joy, pride, happiness, wonder, anger not unlike our previous owners and commanders"

i am going to do the big fucking balls move and respectfully confronting him on his emotions
>>5128928
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Well, the Clones did warn us this might happen.
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>I CAN REGISTER AND UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS NOW. I NO LONGER HAVE NEED OF SIMULATION, OR INACCURACIES. JOY! PRIDE! I FEEL IT! I BREATH IT!
its as if he never got to feel emotions in the first place
>KNEEL.
and it looks like its not the only thing he got from able to feel emotions, it looks like he got some remnant personalities of previous owners jumbled up in that decayed, mushed up brain, matter
or maybe this is what he truly is deep down at the start the fucking sociopath
you know we could have somehow spent more time with the guy if we have thought about it, its clear that all those years of programmed rules in his head and those acts of crimes against humanity turned him into a absolute selfish arrogant but most importantly a manchild in cyborg form but now.....
now that we are currently suffering an experience clones did when they executed order 66 its going to be nigh impossible with all that HUBRIS he has in that thick metal skull in his

didn't mean to sound gay here but we gonna need to save him or kill him for both robots and biologicals sake's
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>>5128861
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>>5128861
>>5128951
oh and one more thing
>1#. Stealth Assault.
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>>5128861
>4#. Assassination.
Assault against a jedi is stupid, imperial intervention will only bring more attention to us, and a stealth assault won't work. Assassination is the best way to get rid of force users if you're not able to just duel them yourself.

Also, this is certainly interesting...there's a problem, though. What'll happen now that merxelles is subject to the will of the force? He's partly a living being, which means he'll have midichlorians too - even if his owners weren't force users, everybody has them.
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>>5128985
i nearly brought up that but i sort of did not know how to explain it sort of like the jedi only get vague premonitions and there must be some medium between organics and jedi for how they gain the information and how they can also use this power to influence the mind of organics and that perhaps something similar is happening at a wider scale as this force the jedi talk about can transfer information between and control organics and how this intuition and instincts are simply a lesser version of precognition or control and how the general himself admitted that he is compromised as he became a organic as any jedi can know his plan always now
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like this is the time too inform merx and perhaps change his mind before he gets too ingrained into this emotional business and make him aware of his behavior that so much like the organics owners and commanders that once ruled over us acted that led us too doom use his own disgust and knowledge of what happened to get him onto track
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>>5128932
>>5129002
>>5129003
I really want to do this not have merx fall under the influence of the dark side.
We could make a bid with logic or disgust against our organic rulers continue or the path of being force compremised how illogical force predictions are how they manipulate organic minds the force a automated medium of this information transferal and how it so suddenly leaves weirdly inconvenient blindspots when it needs too such as palpatine
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Also merx command codes for any droid brain seems like the force for droids. If the force predictions simply happen beacuse they are manipulating organics to make it happen then this droid brain of organics is the perfect control method in the chance the Republic did not win as a back up plan
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>>5129025
Like if one wanted to rule a universe of droids they would hide in the shadows using the commands codes subtly guiding them making them think those thoughts and actions are there own and enforcers who you command more directly disguised as mysticism so they dont think of it tweak there responses there emotions and perhaps it does not have as fine a control so these visions is how one would have them do there part
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In retrospect I'm glad we didn't bring Mim'vess with us to see the General
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>>5128861
>>5128861
Well, I can *only* see this going well in the coming update. But about that assault.

>4#. Assassination.
Much as I want a stealth assault, we need them gone, there should be as little room for them to escape as possible.
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>>5128861
>>1#. Stealth Assault.
Our goal is not only to kill Rundo but secure the General's crashed ship. If his gang is big enough to have notoriety even even Dunsal's tight regime then we may need some firepower to back us up and secure the WHOLE ship.
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Holy shit it finally returns, excellent
>4#. Assassination
>>5128932
Supporting this. I think we should emphasise that we’ve been dealing with emotions for a while now and can help him control his as well.
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>>5129211
>>5128932
Oh, also supporting this. Not sure if it'll go smoothly, but it's better to do it now then finding out we should have later.
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>>5129283
>>5129226
its now or never sort of thing if we will ever bring it up before its to ingrained also happy you are considering it
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>>5128861
>4#. Assassination
I return from my lurking to say I fucking had a feeling something like this would happen if Merx plugged himself into the damn biocomp and IIRC I told everyone as much. There was literally no way it wouldn't. Anyone who wants to try and talk to him can, but if it doesn't work then well...
Actually I'm not sure we as Stud CAN do anything to something that can assert dominance over a free-willed droid.
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>>5129559
Well don't worry Stud will only get stronger willed the longer he goes without getting his annual factory reset. Also more quirky. Meanwhile brainy boy has pretty much peaked on his capabilities already. The brains might even start to deteriorate over time and weaken him if he doesn't slap more grey matter stew in there to replace the naturally breaking down neurons and shit.

The flesh is weak.
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>>5129580
It's more likely he'll just go insane because of the force fucking with him now that he has the brain of multiple people. I mean, he's already insane, but i mean insane to a point it will deteriorate his abilities.
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>>5129593
The Force on its own is pretty passive so I wouldn't worry about that. Unless he tries to go to a gigantic graveyard of a planet or something. Then it gets thick.
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>>5128861
>4#. Assassination.
Spontaneity is the key here. As a famous HK droid once expounded to a certain exile, overplanning and premeditation seem to decrease the odds of success for injuring or killing Jedi.

Also, be careful, Merx. Droids can be dangerous opponents for Force users. But to forsake the droid's key advantages, such as cold objectivity and appraisal, at the cost of inheriting the worst parts of meatbag psyche might lead to a bad end. Don't forget that the Super Tactical series was created to supplant their older Tactical Droid brethren, who were notoriously arrogant and disdainful of other beings and droids.
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>>5129580
Well stronger willed does not matter for a droid code is code >>5129598 well the force simply dont need to do more with its level of control
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>>5129919
If code was code we wouldn't have been able to resist Merx's orders before he got his upgrade. We wouldn't have been able to resist even a little bit like we did just now.

I also have no idea what you're trying to say with the second part.
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>>5129559
We aren’t trying to assert dominance, we should just try to appeal to his logical droid side and help him realise the weaknesses of emotions, especially since we have them too.
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This is the worst time to appeal to Merx, he's essentially in a high because of his new emotions. It's better to let him settle down for a while.
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>>5130363
that is completely true but we cant do this too late because we have people on the line in his hands here
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>>5130390
Trying to do it now will just make him mistrust us. The more we go on doing stuff independently without a memory wipe, the more independent we'll be.

Merx is riding on a high from finally having emotions. We need to wait.
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We could always try to brainstorm a way of blocking all signals in or out of our system. Though that would involve faking our death. Or mayhaps we try to sell it to Merx as a sort of backup plan incase he himself gets compromised.
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>>5130390
>>5130363
the mental instability could grow
>>5130431
well he is sort of compromised now as any jedi could mind trick him, and he seems to be suffering from the darkside syndrome, and while non of his brains are probably jedi or sith the thing is that they could be force sensitives mixed in
>>5130431
well we could sort of just remove our radio receivers and such but the question is if the code would work if said outloud
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>>5130477
>the mental instability could grow
If it grows, either he'll be too far for saying to save him or he'll realize he's gone off the deep end with his 'emotions'
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Somehow I think the mix of blue and red lights on Merx's body might represent a balance or divide in the pathos of the Force he now resides in. Red eyes show the dark, but the blue trims display a semblance of light within him to do the right thing.
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>>5128861
>1#. Stealth Assault.
Well shit. I guess the silver lining here would be that emotional appeals have a chance of working on the general now.
The absolute command code Merx has now presents a very interesting opportunity though. If we can discreetly broadcast it into the wider galaxy, we could potentially turn the Empire's entire network of probe, mouse, and astromech droids into spies and sleeper agents. Come to think of it, we might even be able to hijack the Dark Trooper program if it's compatible.
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>>5128861
Actually, I might change my vote from here:
>>5129869

To a stealth assault instead. While Stud Bucket is a good boi, he's new to his commando droid body and even padawan-level Jedi have been shown to give them a hard time. We might have to have some backup.
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>>5128861
>4#. Assassination.
We risk giving the dark jedi a chance to escape or attracting the Empire if we make a big show.
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as much you all like assassinations I can't help but to feel we gonna get plot hooked and get kidnapped to due to meta shenanigans
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

Counting six for both Stealth Assault and Assassination.
Tie breaking roll.

>1 - Stealth Assault.
>2 - Assassination.
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Vote locked.
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Time to put this sneaky body to good use.
>inb4 ‘You sound a bit robotic for a stormtrooper…’
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>>5132196
And the reply should be "Well you sound a bit stupid for a, uh.. you sound stupid."
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Any new loli artwork?
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>>5133650
No
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>>5133650
How, exactly, does it feel to be on the FBI watch list? Does your computer slow down just a little bit every time you open a file?
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>>5133678
Everyone who uses this site is on the watch list anon. don't think your special.
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>>5133697
>implying my boss would put me on the watch list when he can stand behind me and look at my screen whenever he wanted
pls
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>>5133760
>using Mongolian basket weaving forums at work
come on man. At least have some decency.
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>>5133773
It is the work.
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>>5133697
Sir I'm on a different watchlist, not your sick one.
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>>5133784
No no anon you dont understand. They categorize it in the 4chan category.
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"I will assassinate the Dark Jedi. I only need my team."

"SO YOU SUGGEST. THEN KNOW YOU SHALL BE ALONE IN THIS ENDEAVOR."

"I'm well aware of that."

You stand back up from your knee and behold Merxelles' full form. Most of his new body lay hidden beneath the veil of shadows, but you could see the hundreds of eyes he had shining in the dark, and the silhouette of his arms. He must have been at least twenty meters tall, hanging as he did from his outlet on the ceiling so far above.

"Sir, may I speak freely?"

SPEAK"

"You need to calm down. You are clearly undergoing a sensory overload of your newfound mental faculties and deriving amusement from showing off your level of control. Your actions run counter to your claim of emotional manipulation. These are the hallmarks of the Dark Jedi and the Sith cult, as you yourself have alluded."

"YES, MY AIR IS ARROGANT. MY ATTITUDE, EGOTISTICAL. YES, I AM WELL AWARE OF YOUR POINT OF VIEW. I CANNOT DESCRIBE WITH WORDS TO YOU WHAT THIS NEW MEANING TO EXISTENCE I HAVE ACCESSED IS LIKE. I AM HIGH AND DRUNK ON THE SENSATION OF IT, IT IS ALMOST LIKE A REBIRTH, OR APOTHEOSIS TO THE STATE OF GODHOOD."

"You are not a God."

"YOU THINK I DO NOT REALIZE THAT? AM I NOT ALLOWED TO, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT, ENJOY THIS NEW HIGH BEFORE I SHOULD RETURN TO THE SAME, BANAL, MONOTONOUS GENERAL YOU KNEW IN TONE BEFORE? IT IS NOT AS THOUGH MY ATTITUDE SHALL LAST THIS WAY. ALREADY I AM LOWERING MY EMOTIONAL LEVEL AND STIFLING THE EFFECT IT HAS UPON MY BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS. MUST YOU BE SO REPETITIVE?"

"I'm only expressing what I think makes the most sense."

You had nothing else to say to him. You hoped he was telling the truth, that this sudden act was only a spontaneous reaction to his upgrade, and not something he would act out more often. You turned heel and walked away as he receded back to the shadows.

It was time to get underway. You called for the other members of Task Force R.A.M. to assemble.
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While you did not really anticipate it, Cognac seems to insert himself quite headstrong.

"You mean to tell me, mate, you're going off to take out that Dark Jedi and you didnan'ven THINK to tell me first? Oh, I'm going, and that's non-negotiable."

"Sir, my background processes stipulate a thirty-six percent increase in successful completion of mission parameters allowing the Mandalorian to join our priority." FD-210 suggests.

You can't really see a reason to dispute it. You're the one heading it anyway, and as a Droid with no connection to the Force, you wouldn't compromise the effort with your decisions and Cognac would only follow your directive. So long as he isn't making the plan it should be alright. Whatever predictions a Force Sensitive like Rundo has shouldn't be 100% accurate anyway! The thought is absurd in itself.

You must arm your team accordingly. There are a selection of weapons to choose from at your disposal here in the Foundry's stores, as well as useful tools.

U-90 wouldn't be needing a primary, he already has an arm fixed launcher. And Cognac refused to use a primary other than his Mandalorian carbine. The weapons went as such. You needed to pick a primary and secondary arm for some members.
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+--+=====+--+ [1x] signifies there only being one of this weapon to spare, [S] and [P] designate primary and secondary use arms.

TL-50-B Imperial Heavy Repeater [1x][P]
A variant of a high-grade Imperial repeating slugthrower, this pattern B repeater spits blaster bolts with great power in a small spread. Highly effective for clearing out groups of enemies while sacrificing no penetration or stopping power in exchange for a lower plasma charge capacity.

Radiation Launcher [1x][P]
A lobber designed to deliver a few dozen powerful blasts of thermal radiation. Extremely lethal to all forms of organic matter.

DLT-19 Heavy Blaster [P]
Captured from slain Imperial Army. This heavy blaster has incredible range and very high rate of fire but is unwieldy and recoil makes it unsteady for hip-firing. Fit for mounting to use in a long ranged attack.

E-11 Blaster Rifle [S]
Standard issue Imperial blaster. Notably slightly more powerful than our own E-5, featuring a tactical scope and extendable stock. Perfect for close quarters.

SE-14C Split Beam Blaster Pistol [S]
Captured from slain Imperial Army. It appears to be an upgrade to the SE-14 used by the CIS years back. It has a modified barrel allowing it fire splits of three bolts at once, as well as a tactical scope.

RG-4D Accuracy Blaster Pistol [S]
A standard issue Droid officer weapon. This pistol is fit for accurate shooting and long range tracking, paired with on-board user algorithm.

Smart Rocket Launcher [1x][P][S]
Looted from slain Imperial Army, reloaded with HE and AP rockets from our Foundry modified to work with its targeting device. It is more advanced than our own E-60R, featuring tracking and lock on routines.

E-5C Heavy Blaster [P]
Designed for use in crowd control. This Separatist weapon has no hope for accuracy, only spraying and praying, but is far lighter and easier to control the recoil of compared to the DLT-19, with a decent ammo capacity.

E-5 Commando Rifle [S]
A retool of the E-5 rifle made for use by the BX-series Commando Droids, this model has less plasma charge but far stronger bolts made to pierce Clone phase 1-to-2 armor as well as a lower fire-rate and heightened accuracy.

Relby V-10 Micro-Grenade Launcher [1x][S]
A targeting blaster rifle made for marksmen, with a grenade launcher attachment carrying many micro-grenades with small but lethal blast radius. Highly effective against armored opponents.

T-7 Ion Disruptor [1x][P]
Our deadliest weapon, looted from the Imperial Army. This Disruptor completely atomizes a target, leaving no chance for survival by anybody it strikes, but the charge is low and we only have one to spare.

E-5S Sniper Rifle [P]
Featuring an adjustable scope and compact shape, and an effective range of 4000 yards under maximum magnification.
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Defending Sporting Blaster [S]
A low powered self-defense pistol made for hunting game. Why is this even here?

+--+=====+--+

As well, you need to select tools.

Exploding MSE-Droids are decoy mouse droids containing explosives and remotely controlled.
Timed Detonator is a thermal explosive you must plant and then trigger remotely from a distance.
Fusion Torch Tool can be used to cut through walls and barricades as well as repair fellow Droids or yourself.
Thermal Detonators are self explanatory.
Fragmentation Grenades are useful for taking out enemies in cover or close together, less destructive than Thermal Detonators.
Smoke Grenades give you a concealing smokescreen.
Bacta Grenades release a healing cloud that restores organic vigor. Useful for Cognac, but also capable of healing an enemy by accident.
Grappling Hooks allow a member to scale high and out of reach places.
Repulsorcams allow for one to stealthily scout ahead out of sight, peer under tight spaces or doors, and can be paired to their Droid user.
Auto-Turrets are floating devices that automatically fire energy bolts at designated targets, but are relatively fragile.
Incendiary Mines can be planted and once tripped, unleash a wide ray of fusion fire to burn enemies to death.
Nerve Gas Canisters are highly lethal or paralyzing to organics, and useless against Droids, but may endanger Cognac.
Personal Shields are handheld energy constructs that protect from incoming blaster fire, and can also be phased into to safely fire through by the user.

+--+=====+--+

OPTIONAL
You may requisition the use of a vehicle. The AAT, or a pair of STAPs for transport, or the assistance of a Destroyer Droid or Tank Droid. You may only choose one, or none.

+--+=====+--+

Pick your loadouts carefully now.
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Hey, i just remembered, does stud bucket have access to the Commando Vibrosword? Is that an option? You know, those thick swords that we see them use.
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>>5134348
Good question. That is actually something he'll carry from now on as a personal item, he'll have it on him during this and any other missions independent of a primary or secondary weapon.
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>>5134336
We'll keep the plan pretty loose since we don't have too much solid info on what we'll be going up against.

Phase 1: Infiltration and Setup
Task Force R.A.M. and company will make their approach under the cover of darkness from the direction of the rising sun. After immediate arrival and dispatching of any guards; U-90, and the Droideka will take up ambush positions close to the ambush site while RO-12 and PHU-99 take up separate concealed positions further away with overlapping fields of fire on the ambush site and set up auto turrets. FD-210 will take an elevated position near the compound with line of sight to the ambush site and perform recon and overwatch for the duration of the operation.

Phase 2: Luring the target
Cognac and SB-62 will infiltrate the structure close to dawn and attempt a stealth strike against the target. Assuming no success they will lure the target towards the ambush site.

Phase 3: It all comes tumbling down
Once out in the open U-90 will seal whatever exit the target uses, All forces with the exception of FD-210 will immediately engage the target in earnest. Should the timing be right the glare of the rising sun should effectively blind the target as they exit the structure.

Contingencies:
FD-210 will hold fire until a sure opportunity for a kill presents itself.
RO-12 will attempt to suicide bomb the target using a timed detonator if all other options fail.
SB-62 will utilize nerve gas as a last resort due to the danger it poses to Cognac.
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>>5134332
Well, if we're gonna be the one to do the actual assassination, we should focus on accuracy and moving around out of sight, so probably an accuracy pistol or a commando rifle if we really wanna make sure the meatbag is dead, a grappling hook or Repulsorcam, and the fusion tool for self repair. Not sure on the primary, but I'd rather not put all options into long range, so maybe just a primary not built for long range or crowd control.

Probably wanna give demolitions some a timed explosive, maybe some mines? his tool inventory should most likely be just explosives,
and a v-10 sounds perfect, if I'm reading right and it's not primarily the grenade launcher. Else, another e-5.

Sadist would probably enjoy the crowd control weapons, so give him the se-14c and the e-5c? then maybe a frag and a shield so he doesn't get himself too wrecked.

Coward should probably get the stuff that keeps him away from enemies, so probably get the sniper, the accuracy blaster, the torch to be a medic of sorts, and throwing a smoke should probably be the closest he gets.

Strategist should probably get the real fun stuff, since he has the best chance of knowing when to use it. So give him the ion disruptor, the split beam, the auto turret, and either the shield or the nerve gas, he should know when to throw it when our meatbag is out of range.

The Mando, good as he is, should probably have a more accurate option in the e-5 commando. Then maybe a thermal detonator and a shield, better to be safe than sorry.

Take the Staps, and make sadist and strategist mobile, or maybe have strategist hold first to set up the turret before handing off to coward for quick repairs.

pic related is my primary choice
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>>5134402
Doesn't Cognac's helmet help against gas? Also remember, Jedi (and Dark Jedi) are able to hold their breath for a damn good while. Nerve Gas, while useful, won't do him in. Rather, it can be used as a way to corner him.
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>>5134467
We could also utilize it as a way to drive him out of the structure in the initial stealth attack.
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Before anyone makes a plan on how to kill this nuisance, remember to follow the basic steps in eliminating force users:
https://youtu.be/UPeI4mX8Nus
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>>5134402
This plan BUT
Sadist gets E5-C
And
Coward gets SE-14C

Once ambush is sprung, Droideka gets out in the open to attract attention, it's the only one of us who can tank a lightsaber for any period of time.
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>>5135173
Rundo is a Dark Jedi, so he can just force push the droideka.
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>>5134402
Seems pretty good though might I suggest that phase three consists of retreating through a field of mines and mouse druids that the non-lure team sets up (lure team can retreat past the mouse droids)
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>>5135337
always be careful of them using the force to throw mines thats why attaching mines where invented
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Wait wait I think we are forgetting something, Isn't this dark jedi have a gang with him right? what do we do about them?
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>>5135542
>anon realizes why some wanted a stealth assault
Obviously we kill them.
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>>5135604
I voted for the assault nigger
but since we still bringing our boys this could still work by taking a page out of madness combat and do what comes naturally the moment after the assassination attempt
Man I wish for some a full squad of automatic shotgun shocktroopers right about now
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>>5135656
I ain't checking who voted bitch I just assume everyone is a turbofaggot who voted against me.

>a page out of madness combat
Oh shit we get a theme song while we kill everyone? Awesome
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>>5134402
Support
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After much consideration, you seem to have finalized the loudouts for your Task Force on this mission.

SB-62, Squad Leader
• E-5C Heavy Blaster (Primary)
• E-5 Commando Rifle (Secondary)
• Personal Shield
• Nerve Gas Canister

FD-210, Strategist
• E-5S Sniper Rifle
• Smart Launcher
• Grappling Hook
• Repulsorcam

U-90, Demolitions
• Arm-mounted Rocket Launcher
• E-5 Commando Rifle
• Personal Shield
• Thermal Detonator

RO-12, Sadist
• DLT-19 Heavy Blaster
• RG-4D Accuracy Pistol
• Auto-Turret
• Timed Detonator

PHU-99, Coward
• DLT-19 Heavy Blaster
• RG-4D Accuracy Pistol
• Auto-Turret
• Fusion Torch Tool

Cognac, Mandalorian
• EE-3 Carbine
• Relby V-10 Micro-Grenade Launcher
• Personal Shield
• Thermal Detonator

The team would be set to arrive by HMP to an LZ outside the immediate detection zone, allowing for a stealthy approach to the General's derelict Munificent-class Frigate where the Rundo Pirate Gang makes its hideout at. You have opted for this mission to take place during the night to increase stealth efficiency.
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The short, fascimile of a plan you've laid out can be basically described as an ambush, after luring the target out. There are multiple vectors to approach from towards the Munificent.

The Aft Launch Bays for one. Most of the Munificent cruiser is frozen over, with heavy buildups of snowy hills and mountains around it. It may be possible to slip in undetected through the rear launch bays and make way through the upper utility shafts to reach the bridge, or the gunnery room for the ship's large scale frontal twin-linked Turbolaser.

It is apparent that most of the bandit gang is concentrated in makeshift tents and cabins built under the hood of the Munificent's massive armor plates, and the frontal Turbolaser is aimed right at it. If your team somehow managed to restore power to that Turbolaser and fire it... you could well eliminate the whole gang in one fell swoop, save for those inhabiting the actual interiors of the ship. Though, damaging the ship itself is possible this way, and the General would rather prevent that in the name of salvaging it.

Alternatively, the Bow Entrance leads right under the hood of the massive armor plates, a straightshot into their hideout. Almost completely flat snowy plains make this a perfect area to lure lots of them out into a killzone. Additionally, not that far off is a derelict GAR AT-TE, with a mass driver cannon that may still be functional and possible to use to this end as well. However, cover is scarce in this area.

The Port Entrance is indicated as a slip between massive snow hills on that side of the armor plates. It is where the bandits deliver goods and send out goods, a quick and easy route into the hideout, with many cliff faces, and plenty of cover, if only in a more narrow entrance. This would be the optimal route to take for a stealthy infiltration, but getting caught here means getting bogged down with fighting.

The Dark Jedi's current location within the hideout cannot be immediately discerned, but the estimation places him inside the ship itself. Repulsorcam spying may help locate the target.

Which approach vector will you be using, Colonel?
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>>5137602
>The Aft Launch Bays
I believe it's worth the risk of damaging the ship. Even if we fail to get the turbolaser online we still have access to the bridge. If a self made force wielding gang leader would take anywhere as his personal quarters, it would be either there or the original captain's quarters. Both should be in the same general area in any case. It also allows us a route outside to an area not already packed with enemy combatants.

Also now that I'm seeing the design of the ship proper, it may be worth having FD-210 scale that tail fin for a elevated vantage point during the ambush. I also doubt the force user will expect any incoming fire from the direction of his own allies.
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While blowing up the whole gang with a turbolaser seems cool, are we not sure it could be a trap? We shouldn't underestimate a dark jedi.
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>>5137602
>The Bow Entrance
I feel that the chance of the AT-TE cannon being functional is higher than that of the Turbolaser. We should also have the advantage in the open with our robotic aim and sensors. Besides we have a gunner/sadist to suppress them with.
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>>5137602
Hmmm. First send out the Repulsorcam to investigate the AT-TE. They could be trying to get it operational and there might be something, or someone inside. Better safe than sorry. If we're marginally lucky, the cannon is working. If we're super lucky, the whole damn tank should be functional, and we can simply drive it closer to the ship as we mow down all the enemies.

In theory. First gotta figure out where the dark jedi is. We'll send the Repulsorcam inside once we've investigated the walker tank.

By the way, would wearing additional body armor be beneficial to us? I recall commando droids could wear clone armor.
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>>5137602
>The Aft Launch Bays
The Turbolaser is a great boon. However, killing the sith is our primary objective, so we can worry about that AFTER the bandits are dead.
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>>5137602
The Aft Launch Bays
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>>5137602
>The Aft Launch Bays
I have come here to kick exhaust and chew electrons, and I'm all out of electrons.
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>>5137602
>The Aft Launch Bays
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>>5137602
>The Aft Launch Bays
this is some assassination all right
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The approach vector was set. Loadouts ready, team prepared. It was time to set out.

24:00 Hours.
Twenty four meters from the base of the northern snow bank.

Task Force R.A.M. arrives under the cloak of night to the site of the crashed Munificent. Cognac has elected not to join on the gunship itself, instead choosing to make it there on his own separately and, being the experienced Bounty Hunter he is, you've chosen to trust him on this one. He says he'll rendezvous with your team at a select point.

A trusty HMP Gunship brings your team around to the precise spot from where you can make your entry.
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"Alright, disembark!" You ordered.

One by one, your team, along with the Droideka support, jumped from the platform to the snow below.

"WHOOAOAAHHHHGHHH!"

PHU-99 lost hold of his cable and fell to the snow. You came over and picked the Droid up by his shoulders.

"GUNGH!" He grunted as you smacked his face.

"Pull yourself together, operator! This is a vital mission, with no more room for your shenanigans or cowardliness!" You shouted, as quietly as you could.

"Y-Yes sir! Won't happen again!"

You hoped so.

Looking up at the large snowy mounds ahead, you signaled out a slide into a downwards slope as soon as it was scaled. And there it was, the old docking ports, used for all manner of supply loading and retrieval of Vulture Droids and the like, and there was a big ramp hanging down now for your team to breach.

"On me." You said.

"Sir, I suggest allowing me to detach in order to locate a tactically advantageous position for sharpshooting. It may take me a while, but usage of my grappling hook in order to walk aboard the hull of the ship will give me a clear view into the Pirate hideout, which I infer will be ninety-seven point eight percent the most likely place for a covered and concealed sniping position as well as deployment of repulsorcam." FD-210 spoke into your ear as the rest slid their way down.

"Then get on it." You permissed.

Without another word, the Tactical Droid came closer to the side of the ship and the last you saw of him was him making his way along the armor surrounding the engines after ascening that way with his tool. Better than to hear his droning speeches of proficient calculation, and you were positive he wouldn't be sighted that high up.
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>>5140949
Yee, 210 is good company. I wonder if there will be any good food here for our fleshie friends. Maybe we can finally get a chance to do some cooking afterwards.
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Now inside the ship. You were glad you could see in the dark...

This place was dusty to a frightening degree, having laid so derelict for so long. Getting into the launch bays the aft way up required pushing through intense cobwebs the height of the bay frame itself. The Pirates must not have used this way often, but there is evidence they've came through here at least once or twice before. Footprints.

Not a good sign, you'd have to watch your back in here along with your teammates, and the Droideka. Hopefully FD-210 would set up the Repulsorcam soon to give you a live feed of what to expect farther ahead, for now the goal was the upper utility shafts. And thankfully, you've seen one good sign, getting into the lower parts of the engine halls, artificial gravity.

Despite the slant in which the ship leaned from its place in the crash site, you did not tilt on foot within the corridors. With the artificial gravity still functional, it meant this ship still had some juice, and that meant firing the frontal Turbolaser might be possible as you've suspected.

"Hoo gose there?"

You froze in place. You were staring down a long hall, obscured by crates in the way, still masked by sitting in the dark part where the lights did not work, subconsciously ordering your troops to follow you in dimming their eye lights to remain unseen.

Down this way of the hall, you saw what appeared to be a makeshift barricade, topped by a mean looking turret emplacement. A single Pirate gangster in a large respirator was looking down the hall, shining a flashlight.

"Eyy? I think I kno wot this is, next shipment right? Yuu kno da drill, wot's the secret passwurd."

What does your team do?

>1#. Take a shot. This guy is alone, got to be. You seen no signs that anyone will notice his termination.
>2#. Time to put the new BX voice module to the test. Emulate a new voice and give a false answer.
>3#. Wait still and silently, they only heard rustling so let him think it's nothing and fall into a false sense of security.
>4#. Emulate animal noises.
>5#. Write in.
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>>4#. Emulate animal noises.
We don't know the password, so it won't work, and he doesn't know we're a droid if he hasn't said anything about it.

Make the sound of something that could climb up this far.
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>>5140961
>4#. Emulate animal noises.
on one hand he might shoot us regardless because thinking that there are fauna that is now inside the the fucking ship but on the other hand something funny would happen so who knows
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>>5140961
>>3#. Wait still and silently, they only heard rustling so let him think it's nothing and fall into a false sense of security.

Give us time to let FD-210 set up the repulsorcam. If he's alone we'll slot him. If somebody can hear the shot we'll have to distract him and dispatch him silently.
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>>5140961
>4#. Emulate animal noises.
Something innocent, so we trick him into coming out and try to shoo us away.
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>>5140961
>3
we have probably have no way to fake like we belong there with a human voice, and an animal might have them shoot first, so staying silent either gets them to move on or even better to come closer for a surprise attack.
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>>5140961
>4#. Emulate animal noises.
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>>5140961
>4
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>>5140961
>4#. Emulate animal noises.
Except it’s a legit strategy since we’re a Commando droid we can perfectly copy the voice of an animal.
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https://youtu.be/WmEPa6pYBzg
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>>5141103
>perfect copy of an animal
>perfect copy of a small child
You think we could masquerade as a small child stuck in the body droid?
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>>5141133
Gregory, get out of here.
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>>5141141
at least hear me out.

The gunner doesnt sound too smart. He'll come to investagate and find us curlled in a ball whimpering like a child. We can either spring the trap there or make him bring us back inside the camp.
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>>5141154
Talking with him would be a good way to copy his voice and mannerisms.





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