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[LP CYOA] Epic

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Yeah, A3B seems to be the most reasonable choice. Either that, or arming our very own Musketeer Guards.
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I like this idea much, much more. We'll be better off using these muskets in dealing with Skane, so creating a black ops/ irregular warfare unit is much smarter.
    The soldier is, by no means, on our leash. He answers to the prince. We need a unit that answers to us.
    With success, and luck, the Empire will adopt it as a doctrine after we're done.
     
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  3. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Zombies, as not needing to breathe, wouldn't they be able to simply shamble along on the bottom of the seabed? Perfect surprise attack. :troll:
     
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  4. newcomer Learned

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    A3B seems the most logical one
     
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  5. Esquilax Arcane

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    Absolutely not. These are all illicit weapons and the whole point of this update was to demonstrate that no matter what, we ought to get rid of them. Keeping them is kind of like driving around in a stolen Ferrari with fucked up headlights and no license plates. The way I see it, we should either use it to cement our power base in Ankida, hand it off to Ban so that he can finally capture the madman for us (and earn brownie points with our bright-eyed, naive bro), or use it as a resource to infiltrate and gain the trust of the northern cultists that kidnapped the kingdom's Prince.

    The way I envision it would be to place the shipment onto an unsuspecting caravan with the aid of our Watchers, then once we infiltrate the cult, tell them that we know of a secret shipment of modern rifles that the cultists could use.
     
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  6. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Which would place him under scrutiny and, after he is questioned, us. And then we have the jolly task of explaining to RK where did we get Concordiat firearms and why did we hand them off to Ban, under his name? There is only so much bullshit a person will buy.
    If you are afraid of being discovered, the only two ways are either forming our own black ops unit, in secret, or destroying it.

    The former has much more potential.
     
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  7. treave Arcane Patron

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    You already have Watchers and they can get guns if their mission requires it. I'm afraid a gun-toting "black ops unit" is a redundant request.
     
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  8. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I meant our absolutely own unit, independent and unconnected to any other organization, at all.
    People we can trust and rely on, unlike the Watchers.
     
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  9. treave Arcane Patron

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    Oh, ok then. So Dio will train them personally?

    edit: I'm going to need a lot more details than just "lol musketeer black ops" before it's a viable free-form choice.

    At the minimum, I need to know who will be recruited, who will be training them, what missions are they going to undertake for Dio (what are they formed for), and why it is so important that they are equipped with Concordiat firearms in an empire where guns are still rare enough that not every soldier in the army has one.

    I can be convinced to agree - actually I could answer those questions myself, but don't be a lazy thinker. :troll:
     
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  10. Baltika9 Arcane

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    :love: Masterful. I knew we should have picked the combat upgrade. There goes that plan.

    Tell me, how are Sicilia's crime families in street warfare with guns?
     
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  11. treave Arcane Patron

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    Not very. Only the most powerful of the crime families have access to guns cobbled together from parts stolen from the military gunsmiths, and they barely have more than a hundred between them. They're more of a status symbol right now.
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Good enough. I think you already know what I'm leading up to.
     
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  13. treave Arcane Patron

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    No. You'll have to answer at least all the questions I laid out. It'll also help you to convince other people to your side if you manage to do it successfully, or at least put better reasoning that can be debated on the table.
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Sorry, that was supposed to be a "who." I meant this guy:
    [​IMG]
    ;)
    Edit: details incoming...soon.
     
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  15. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    These muskets aren't M16s ffs, they'd be the absolute worst weapon imaginable for a special ops unit (unless we wanted to do some false flag stuff).

    Distribute the muskets to well-known engineers, inventors, gunsmiths and craftsmen + B
     
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  16. Kipeci Magister

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    Do we have repeating crossbows?

    Why use guns when those are so much better at this point, if they do exist?
     
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  17. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    We might be able to get him executed, it'll let us strike off yet another potential Ean so we reign supreme. I'm indifferent between B and C, although I agree that C is likely to increase our chances of success with A4

    We're a schemer, if we don't scheme against our foes (No matter how bro they might be) then what good are we?
     
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  18. treave Arcane Patron

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    Crossbows, yes. Repeating crossbows... well, ask the Concordiat. There's a reason they use mainly firearms against the Shinar, though. You do have repeating ballistas, but your scholars haven't figured out a way to miniaturize the concept while still providing adequate power.
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I'd rather we scheme for the good of the Empire.
     
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  20. Kipeci Magister

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    4A is a terrible idea. Why go through all the trouble to land Ban completely within our influence when you intend to just have him knocked off a few seconds later? He's a potentially useful tool, an extremely popular hero and successful warrior in the palms of our hand. Let's hold onto him.

    I'm not too terribly into BB, I'll admit, but it's better than sneakily getting one of our tools killed just because it'd be easy.
     
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  21. treave Arcane Patron

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    Ah, just do what you guys want with your free-form choices. I'll see what happens later on.
     
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  22. Baltika9 Arcane

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    D- give five muskets to the best sharpshooters of our Watchers and have them accompany Dio to Skane. These are our fire support and assassins. The rest goes to our soldier bro, presented from RK's name. Make the two groups visually distinct and destroy as many Concordiat giveaways as possible without damaging them.
    B


    Such is my vote.
     
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  23. treave Arcane Patron

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    I'm counting that as D-Baltika.
     
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  24. Baltika9 Arcane

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    [​IMG]

    "On the merits of firearms, or why we need personal Musketeers, by Baltika9"



    "It was a fine game you played, Sir Camna. A very fine game, indeed." He said to you, loud enough for you to hear, but not enough for anyone else.
    Jannik Inge's voice was stern and strong, as befitting an Emperor, even if a false one. And that was not his only virtue. He was strong, fast and cunning. Not a very good breath, though.

    "Posing as a criminal with rebel sympathies...worming your way into our trust. Alas..."
    Smug and proud, too. No wonder he rallied so many men to his cause. He was an inspiring figure. Had you yourself not known better, perhaps you too would be under his banner...

    "Even the most elaborate lies cannot escape the Emperor's judgement." Such thoughts, however, were useless now. Damn this cold weather. Standing in nothing but a pair of linen pants and a flax shirt on your back next to the guillotine did nothing to keep it, or your worries, at bay. You fidget, uncomfortable. The dungeons did little to help your composure.

    Inge turns to address the crowd behind him.

    It all lead up to this. One year...one whole year you spent in Skane.

    "For your crimes of Murder, Subversion and Heresy..." a whole year of this frozen backwater. Killing, lying, manipulating,

    "...For the murder of countless innocents and loyal faithful of the True Emperor, for the malicious infiltration and corruption of this land, in the service of a False Throne..." cajoling, bribing and extorting,

    "...and, most heinously, corrupting the IMPERIAL TRUTH!!!" Inge's voice rose to a furious roar. Truly, what a magnificent man, you thought as you stood on the execution square outside his palace on this freezing morning, with the whole region coming to witness your death.

    "I sentence you, Diogenes of House Camna, servant of the False Throne..." even his foreign supporters from Free Scania came to bear witness to his triumph. You can't believe you actually wrote a whole tome extolling their independence. Bloody parasites.

    "TO DEATH!!!" the croud roared in excitement and approval. And now, here you stood, your head about to get chopped off for a false revolution, in the name of a false emperor, and no matter his talents, he still is a complete, foolish puppet.
    A million voices would yell in triumph once your head fell of your shoulders and the life left your body. Your corpse would become Inge's proclamation to the entire world. You can't resist the urge to grin.

    Just.

    As.

    Planned.

    "Any last words, servant of the False Throne?" Inge's voice was challenging, mocking. You see, out of the corner of your eyes, a brief flash of light in the distance. And then more. Ten in total.

    "Why yes my dear, dressed up puppet. As a matter of fact, I do. You lost." You look him straight into his eyes, a smug grin plastered all over your face.

    "Come now, Camna, even a delusional fool like you cannot be this stupid, or did my dungeons finally break you? Your conspirators are captured, your secrets exposed. The whole of Skane knows your deception. What could possibly give you hope right now?"

    He laugs, loudly. A mighty, boisterous laugh. You will enjoy ripping his throat out. After a moment, he faces you with a sickeningly amused smile.
    "What can possibly save you?"

    "There is one maneuver!" your voice is now raised, heard far and wide across the crowd, hushing them. Bless your powers. Unbelievably, his smile got even more disgustingly amused.

    "And what wha-" the words die in his mouth, as two of the guards next to him fall dead. He really should have worked on the security.

    "Multiple!" from the roofs this time, two more corpses.

    "Simultaneous!" another shot, again from the crowd. They begin panicking, the guards unable to reach your men through the press of bodies.

    "And devastating deep strikes!" the four guards that ran up the stairs fell dead from the bullets that hit them, oddly in sync with your words. The last guard frees your arms and hands you a knife. You give Inge a wicked grin.

    "W- w- what is this?" shock and disbelief are on his face.

    "STEEHL REHN!!!" the last bullet, through his skull.

    Masterful.



    P.S.: to the esteemed gentelmen that are currently reading this. It is my sincere hope that the above entry, even being but a mere shadow of the most esteemed treave's genious, is enough to convince you of the merits of arming our own squad of professional sharpshooters.

    Note, however, that this is a fan work exclusively and in no way, shape or form is canon. Unless it becomes canon.

    And now I bid you good night.

    Best regards,
    Baltika the Ninth. :obviously:
     
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  25. newcomer Learned

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    Baltika's D is plausible, but may I propose an addition:

    - treave said the weapons will be delivered to the hero through multiple middlemen. Use the watchers to permanently dispose some of them, causing the information link to be broken & untraceable
     
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