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[LP CYOA] Epic

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

  1. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    What's your reasoning for defending Earth at all cost? Humanity has reach the stars and won't be wiped out with one planet. Let's run, perfect the tech and then take over the Federation and build our fleet and super mech.
     
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  2. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Go die in a fire.
     
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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Because the fact that he is throwing everything he has at Terra means there's something there he wants, probably an "I win" item. I'm not too keen on letting him have it.
    If we hand over the planet to Julia, we won't take the resources back in time to make adequate use of them, hence the "Remove worst traitor from premises!" approach. That , and she'll likely bend knee to Marduk, which is unacceptable.
     
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  4. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    But is it, really? I'm still considering discussing terms with him. But we need the firepower to back up our negotiations.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    If she gives him Terra first, then we lose, is what I meant. Can't let her do that.
     
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  6. Azira Arcane Patron

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    :codexisfor:
     
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  7. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Ah, but I want US to negotiate with Marduk, not Julia :troll:

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  8. Azira Arcane Patron

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  9. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    Is he throwing everything he has at Terra or at Senya/Selkhet? He wanted Selkhet before our mission and now he is suddenly interested in Terra, which also happens to be the place where Selkhet is. I'm willing to bet he has no interest in the planet, other than sentimental. Otherwise why wait so long? Earth haven't been under star league's protection for long.
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    There are multiple stories floating around about the Emperor's motive. He states it belongs to him, and he wants it back. Some in the Imperial military believe that he wishes to devour it as he has several planets in the past. The Star League thinks this idea is most plausible. Others say that there is an ancient superweapon hidden on Earth that he wishes to awaken. No one but the Emperor himself knows which of these stories are the truth. The Empire has been launching thousands of ships in an effort to reach the Sol system before this, but they have never over-extended themselves this way, leaving themselves open for the League's counterattack.

    As for his abilities, little is known except for the fact that he wields two pieces of Vajra and seems to have the power to literally eat a planet, the mechanics of which are unknown, with the League only finding planetary fragments in the wake of his passing.

    As for anime, this is also anime.

    [​IMG]

    I'm not too worried :smug:
     
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  11. Azira Arcane Patron

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    This really is Eans disembodied penis. Ean ate a worldtree. He's returning to finish the job..
     
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  12. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    Yes, I thought of that... A bunch of black hole bombs detonating near Earth. What could go wrong?
    I thought of that too... But what if our fleet decides to secede from US? Our allies are people and a beleaguered force usually isn't eager to engage in combat again so soon after an incredibly difficult battle that WE got them in to...
    So, in a fleet battle, it's down to tactics and we failed to eliminate the Empire's best tactician? Comforting. I'm sure our fleet of humble space vets will be able to outwit him. Haha. Not.

    Feeling pretty certain that 3B is the way, bros.
     
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  13. Baltika9 Arcane

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    No, I don't think so. For one all the leadership are ready to support us until the end. Two, we can give a rallying speech to Terrans, like Senya did in the previous chapter (pretty good speeches); I don't think tha5 running away from defending their own planet will be an issue.
    Yes, and going up against him in a single CF isn't going to be much better, trust me. If anything, we can neutralize him the same way we neutralized the spirit (I'm fairly confident it will work the same way) by cutting is strings. Or, better yet, black-hole his ass first. There are ways of dealing with our dear Tactician.
    So, yeah, still leaning towards ships. Much more long-term benefit than the CF, too.
     
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  14. treave Arcane Patron

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    Wants to return to Earth, perhaps for sentimental reasons. Seems to be against the Masters, pointing to the Council as servants of a greater power. Desires a Gieloth bride, perhaps the remnant of some long past physical attraction.

    Yeah, it does seem like you guys might be on to something here... :lol:


    Besides going overboard and imprisoning the solar system in a cage of super-dilated time, where... hm, let me do a write-up.

    ***

    "Damned static!" Fodder thumped the communicator in annoyance. Out here, near the Void, things don't work as they should. An area of space 100,000 astronomical units wide, sealed off by the highest density of black holes anywhere in the known universe - this was the Void, the most dangerous and mysterious region under the League's galactic rule. It was impossible to approach and impossible to escape. I felt uneasy just being on the space fortress Perturabo, a million kilometers away from the event horizon. I was two years into my five year tour of the place, and already I was feeling the strain. Sometimes you see and hear things; a long lost love, a hidden desire. Space whispers to you, and if you know what is best you would do well not to listen.

    Grehsen Syndrome, they called it, after the man who slaughtered his comrades and dove into the inky blackness of the Void, seeking to awaken those that slumber within. Not more than one in a million are susceptible to it, and they test each man rigorously nowadays for factors that could contribute to its development, but all that meant was that you had a 95% chance of not developing the disorder within five years. There was a reason they cut down the tour from ten years to five.

    "Come on, Fodder. You know how things act up here," I chuckle. "We are near the Void after all. Keep yourself under control. Wouldn't want you taking an axe to us in our sleep now."

    "I-is it true?" asked Noob. Fodder turns to him in annoyance - he's been here barely six months and seems to know absolutely nothing about his job. I suppose hiring standards have slipped, but maintaining the ring of space fortresses that surround the Void is still one of the most well-paying stints in the galaxy. "True about what?" snaps Fodder.

    "That the Great Old Ones slumber within the Void?" asks Noob nervously, his tall and slim form moving awkwardly.

    "That's what the Council tells us. A thousand years ago they defeated the Old Ones and imprisoned them inside the Void. We have been watching them ever since, lest they awaken. But still, their reach extends insidiously into our dreams. That's why Grehsen Syndrome occurs, or so they say." I look at Noob and shrug. "Personally, I think it's because sitting out here staring at an empty space for ten years turns you mad."

    "Oh, go on, Cannon, tell him all about the spooky agents of the Great Old Ones that walk amongst us, why don't you?" sneers Fodder sarcastically. "Why, just the other day I heard of a tale involving that old favourite, the Shifter of Ways. Or was it the Devil with a Thousand Faces? I can't remember. He was off spreading madness and death in Khalka, they said. Turns out that it was just that stupid cult, the Order of Pithos, trying some funny ritual."

    "They're a banned organization, Fodder. I think that happened for a reason." I say.

    "Silly superstition," Fodder snorts. "Ah, wait, the communicator's back on-"

    It is an important day for us today. I could understand why Fodder was so impatient to get the communicator up and running - finally, the Council would meet with the gods. The display begins to show the scene near the core of the galaxy, where we had spent thousands of years navigating the deadly maze of neutron stars to reach the Divine Threshold. Today was the day our people would ascend to be with the gods, as has been promised to us.

    Then, the communicator fizzles out again.

    "Oh, come on!" yells Fodder.

    The image on-screen is replaced by a strange, arcane sigil. It is a sword, its guard crested with the wings of a predatory bird. My head hurts just looking at it... it seems to shift and waver every time I try to focus.

    "They are ready. It is time." I hear Noob mutter. He turns and begins to walk to the door - no, the airlock. What does he think he's doing? Fodder and I get up from our seats, and at that moment, the lights begin to flicker. Fodder makes a leap for Noob, attempting to tackle him to the ground.

    "Grehsen Syndrome!" he screams. "Help me tie him up, Cannon!" Noob makes a graceful twist of his body, moving with unearthly speed. The next thing I know, Fodder is sprawled on the floor, sitting there staring at bloody stumps where his hands used to be. The edges of the stumps were cut cleanly, as if a laser had sliced through them, but the wounds were not cauterized. The blood pouring out of the stumps attests to that. I can do nothing but back away in horror, watching as a black, snake-like appendage slithers back up Noob's hand and into his wrist. His eyes are glowing with a pale blue fire.

    "You... the Shifter of Ways..." I croak.

    "That may be one of my names." he grins. It is the grin of the reaper, promising the death of worlds to come. "Oh, by the way, you were right, Cannon. Grehsen Syndrome has nothing to do with us."

    Those are the last words I hear from Noob's mouth. Anti-climatic, I know, but then again what is right nowadays?

    He exits the control room, heading towards the airlock. I continue staring, unable to tear my eyes away, as he walks out into the vacuum of space, surrounded by a shimmering field of energy. The Shifter of Ways raises his hands as if to conduct a piece of music.

    The baton falls.

    The Void cracks, lines of burning blue lightning radiating from it as space and time are torn apart at the Devil's command. As the darkness falls away, I see the stars moving into the right alignment, their light no longer twisted by the abyss. For a moment, everything is silent.

    Then, new stars begin to appear. Pinpricks of light glimmering in the distance. Ten of them. Then a hundred. A thousand. More. The Great Old Ones have returned. As the sky fills up with those glittering points, I break out into a cold sweat knowing that they are not stars, but ships... millions of them - an armada to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy. An ethereal song begins playing through the communicator. The ships are broadcasting their battle song. I shudder, realizing that this is what the Old Ones will sing before they destroy us.

    Strangely enough, it sounds exactly like "Love and Peace", a popular hit single from the archives dating to about a thousand years back, the last release of the legendary pop idol Qin Kawano before she disappeared.

    ***

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  15. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Oh, and our evil twin will no doubt have interesting ways to deal with psykers. Perhaps we can get Belly-A and him in a mental cage and have his agonizing screams shatter his men's resolve. :troll:

    Awesome little spinoff. Maybe we should do that. :bounce:
     
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  16. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Sounds like a plan :salute:

    Also, good to know we've got another thousand years to go. Plenty of time to foil the Council's plans.
     
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  17. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Flop to BABB.

    2A is risky but mini-me + quantum computer gives us the oomph to stand a chance against the Emperor on the supermech. If it fucks up, it's better than fucking up because we didn't take enough risks to begin with. I think. Unless we want to go 2B until we subdue the Federation then unlock before the Grand Confrontation with the Emperor?
     
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  18. Baltika9 Arcane

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    But is it such a good idea to pick both the mech and our evil twin? What if Senya loses control while in his Super Mech(always a possibility, keep in mind who we'rr dealing wih here)? That evil wanker doesn't care for planets, Emperors and people. He's much too genocidal for that.

    I think it's one or the other: twin+ships, or mech.
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Waaaait a second... if we put this teleportation tech on ships, does that mean we can execute teleport-ramming maneuvers?

    :incline:
     
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  20. treave Arcane Patron

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    That was what I had in mind.
     
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  21. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Why not take this a step further, then, and outfit a couple of power-armoured boarding parties, lead by our superhumans (Senya, Rei, etc...) to add to said potential mega-fleet.
    It took Senya, what, a month to create it from scratch? One factory should be able to outfit a force in a month.

    We can then use these guys to devastate the Empire's leadership. Ooh, such exciting opportunities, and you guys are insisting on being boring and going for one CF.
     
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  22. treave Arcane Patron

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    *boards ships all the time*

    *enemy lures you in and blows up their own ship while you're on it*

    Pretty stupid tactic.

    If you want to take out the leadership and know where they are why not stand back from a safe distance and black hole cannon their ship?
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Well, if Marduk and Belly are so keen to blow themselves up, by all means, let them. No one's going to miss that tosser Erec anyway.
     
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  24. treave Arcane Patron

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    Oh, you wanted to ram the Emperor's flagship. :lol:

    You're talking about teleporting into the midst of thousands of ships and ramming the largest, sturdiest, most powerful warship there, with a bunch of troops that would barely match a full-fledged immortal with or without powered suits, let alone their leader. I did mention that the Empire has no taboo against demigod breeding, did I not?

    Ramming has its uses. Just not when you're outnumbered a hundred to one in terms of ships, ten thousand to one in terms of manpower, and the meagre boarding party would get wiped out by the guards before they even get to the throne room.

    You need an actual reason to execute a boarding maneuver, something you believe can't be done without personally going onboard their ship, something that will ensure your victory and is worth the extreme risk you are taking. Only when there's a goal can you have a plan, and without a plan (lulzrammingalldaylong is not a plan) you have no chance of pulling it off.
     
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  25. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Close, but not quite. Said boarding party should consist if our best and brightest (Rei, Senya, best of the Dunamis, plus some cannon fodder) decked out in full power armor (which you yourself said is made to battle superhumans). Get close to Marduk and erase him from reality with our powers->GTFO.

    As for reasons, here they are: I want some tet-a-tete time with Marduk at the climax of the fight, because we are owed answers.

    And I want Vajra. Sinking it into a black hole is rather counter-productive for that.
     
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