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The Vale Region / Re: Stolen Mission. (Closed)
« on: October 26, 2016, 01:49:25 PM »
Fresno had casually raised her hand when Merletta raised her weapon, her aura flaring when the bullets were fired. Predictable, she thought, watching Merletta and Fionn's rounds slow and stop. Slowly, she looked back at Merletta, and smiled, letting the bullets drop as she terminated the dust pattern. "The new strain of Guardian beast is performing admirably in the field. Despite the setback caused by you and your girlfriend." Slowly, casually, she knelt and touched the ground, and her aura suddenly flared again. "... Ask her when I'm done with you."

The only warning Merletta had was suddenly feeling as if Shiphrah Fresno was in the ground under her feet before the roots and stalks of the immature wheat surrounding them suddenly, and explosively, grew and entangled her.

The two students near her didn't get much chance to help as Hedora surged forward, his boot catching Fionn's jaw despite his illusion and sending him flying back toward the bullhead in a flash of light and surge of unnatural force. He swung his bayonet at Cherry, the tip barely grazing past the nose of her mask, spinning and kicking her in the gut to send her stumbling into Fionn with the same flash and force. "Heeeeey, kids." The soldier held his rifle casually as he started approaching them, raising it to point at the two students. "I'm gonna need you both to do me a solid, and not stand there and die. Okay?" It was a casual conversation, for someone who immediately opened fire.

Radicance was significantly less well-mannered as Strelka's flare round flew at her, only to be deflected by an unseen force and whiz past her and explode against the ground a good distance behind her. "Nope," was all she said as she fired a grenade against the ground between them, the explosion kicking up a large cloud of smoke and dust. "Not that easy." Casually, with one hand while she walked toward where Lil Rose had fallen, Radicance fired four grenades in rapid succession from her launcher at Strelka, each taking a slightly different trajectory thanks to the distortion field generated by her semblance. It was noisy enough to get Lil Rose's attention, her beanie perking up as her ears did and she figured getting out of the way was a good idea, running behind the wreckage of the bullhead to prepare an ambush.

Fresno just took a moment to watch the two engage the students, casually walking toward a held and relatively hopeless Merletta with a smile on her face as she reached into her pocket. "Typical Vytali bitch," she said, spitting in Merletta's face, watching the saliva roll down the Hunter's cheek. "My research was illegal, but it was necessary to protect my people. From the Monsters. From the Demons. And from you."

Calloused fingers pulled something from the pocket. A seed.

"... And that's why I took so much pleasure from executing your dyke girlfriend, you ignorant Vytali cunt." Without any mercy or gentleness, the doctor took hold of Merletta's jaw, forcing her mouth open and jamming the seed and her fingers to the back of Merletta's throat as a tingling feeling robbed her of strength in her jaw muscles. "Shhhhh, shhhhh, shhhhhhhhhhhhhh," Doctor Fresno shushed, listening to Merletta gag, "Don't get any ideas about finally having another woman's fingers inside you, you disgusting abomination. Just swallow the seed..." She paused, and closed her eyes and sighed. "... Right. Phrasing. ... Might as well own it, I suppose. Swallow the seed for once."

The old woman seemed amused with herself when the seed slid down the Hunter's throat, and she stepped back, arms crossed. Smiling. Cocky.

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Approved Characters / Re: Anakatrina "Katri" Rihavein
« on: October 25, 2016, 11:32:44 AM »
Auto Approved. I totally read it all the way and didn't skim it on my way out the door.

+1 anyway.

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Introductions, birthdays, and departures. / Gus is Old!
« on: October 25, 2016, 09:35:19 AM »
... Okay, I'm over ten years his senior, so I don't get to talk, but still.

Wish the admin who DOESN'T take joy in calling you people dumbasses a happy birthday, because he turned 20 today.

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AMA Section / Re: Fuck it. Why not?
« on: October 24, 2016, 11:11:28 PM »
How does Foshan feel about same sex pairings? How about Chiu as an individual?

Chiu learns about Pilum. How everyone in Pilum has a place within its hierarchy, and the individual is put to the most utility. She is not told that Pilum is a lawful evil fascist oligarchy (due to the Senate being rigged by the Great Houses) with legal slavery and "most utility" often means those at the bottom being liquified and used as materials. How does she feel about there being another place not as chaotic as Vale?

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AMA Section / Re: AMAA about my characters or the White Fang
« on: October 24, 2016, 06:53:04 PM »
If Titania asks how she died in the bad end timeline, Big Rose avoids the question, gives a fairly obvious lie about not seeing, or flat out refuses to answer and gets very visibly upset for reasons you know. Does Titania push?

Titania finds out, possibly thanks to Leo. How worried would she be?

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AMA Section / Re: Fuck it. Why not?
« on: October 24, 2016, 06:42:15 PM »
How does Chiu feel about cute things? How about Carmine's attempts to get her to wear cute things?

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<Aegis> She's just annoyed the faculty keeps yelling at her for (REDACTED) in class when she's bored

Does Chiu at least try to be discrete?

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Yet more questions, how bothersome.

Yet more temptation to limit any further attempts at a worldbuild from you to bronze age technology.

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What is the most powerful non-thermobaric chemical explosive that is allowed for common use (example: HE rounds), wether in actual form or Dust equivalent?

Depends on application.

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Are jet turbines/engines which use electric arcs as a heat source instead of fuel or Dust too high-tech? If yes, does that mean that the "extremely low-tech only" previously mentioned for aircraft engines basically stands for "fans of whatever type only"?

Let me put it in a way you can get through your thick fucking skull:

You can use dust, or you can use a fucking hang glider.

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What is the allowed use of weapons akin to Penny's Spinning Swords Beam Attack? If allowed (even if only marginally), would they have to directly consume Dust?

Not allowed on Penny's small scale without dickery, and you have been told repeatedly  that no you may not have high non-dust technology so what the fuck do you THINK the answer to "would they have to directly consume Dust" would be, you fucking moron?

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What about regenerating organs by procedures such as 3D printing, applying powdered extracellular matrix, etc.?

How you phrase it? No.

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While I'm at it, what would be a general limit on biotech?

Depends how you go about it, and the technology base the worldbuild is descended from.

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In terms of medical robots, would a drone with an AI 'capable of pretty much only stopping excessive bleeding, internal or external', be acceptable? Or is that still beyond the realm of the CCT AI?

You're not getting medical robots.

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How about quantum encryption, where the encryption and decryption keys are series of quantum objects? (Of course, this means that the encryption and decryption keys must be physically delivered, but makes attempts at interception mildly useless)

Not only no. Not only hell no. Full on FUCK OFF.

You're not getting your non-dust technology powerhouse no matter how you fucking wiggle. Keep wasting my fucking time, and we'll do that bronze age thing.


When I talk about Manned Bi-Pedal Vehicles, I'm not talking about Mechs like the Paladins, but rather weapon platforms like the Sentinels from Warhammer 40K or the ATSTs from Star Wars. From the looks of their designs, they'd be relatively easy to make when comparing them to the Paladins.

On the same topic, would something like the D-Walker from MGS5 be allowed?

There's no hard, "no bipedal robots" but you'll be under very close scrutiny if you're not Atlas.

Limit for materials technology excluding hardlight in Remnant? For example: carbyne, graphene, nanomaterials?

No solid limit, but you're going to be under intense scrutiny. Also, Nathan's warning about bronze age technology applies to you, too.

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RPG Discussion / Re: Combat System
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:41:41 PM »
You're just saying that because you nearly got mauled.

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AMA Section / Re: Ask My Characters Anything
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:35:46 PM »
Lil Rose consistently refuses to call Merletta "Ms Yoru" or anything similar. Wat do?

Big Rose mocks Merletta insisting on being called "Ms Yoru" or anything similar. Wat do?

Leonius calls Merletta "Ms Yoru" but it sounds sarcastic, and (for the sake of question) two of his Heralds have kicked her ass in the past. Wat do?

Soljia seems to be trying to call Merletta "Ms Yoru" but consistently fails due to her language issues. Wat do?

Ayla calls Merletta "Uroy Sm" and speaks all of her sentences where she addresses her backwards. The cyborg seems incredibly amused whenever she does this. Wat do?

Carmine calls Merletta "Ms Yoru" and it's genuine, she's happy and helpful, but somehow finds Merletta's blueprints and makes copies. Modified copies. Adorable copies. And gives them to Merletta, claiming they're improved versions, and she did it for her. Wat do?

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AMA Section / Re: AMAA about my characters or the White Fang
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:25:47 PM »
How badly would Titania take hearing about the old timeline? Specifically, how would she respond to finding out she was, by following the rules closely and assuming the best of a very promising, if irresponsible, student, responsible for Fayza doing some of her horrible, horrible shit?

Would your characters, if they find out about the bad end timeline, be curious how they died?

Malina gets a note from a secret admirer. Wat do?

How would Malina react to seeing a her, with different weapons and appearance, and a different Manticore, being a cold, angry, and competitive Good Kitty?

Does the Malina of this timeline still love spiced maize? Would she still wiggle her lower body and call herself a stinger butt for it?

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AMA Section / Re: Rush hops on the AMA bandwagon.
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:19:36 PM »
Nebu is given business cards by SET, because given her inability to keep a low profile she might as well have something nice. However, someone had hacked the print job and made them read, "Nebu Nekhbet, Bull Dyke with a Bob Cut" instead of her official job title within SET. Wat do?

Phi and Rho get their data components hacked, and find themselves constantly singing the Meow Mix jingle. How badly do they, and their operators, respond?

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AMA Section / Re: AMA: Met's Characters
« on: October 24, 2016, 04:09:17 PM »
How resistant would Isabelle be to being dressed up in a cute outfit by Carmine? How about after Cutepocalypse?

Same question for Vivian and Lyssa.

How offended would Isabelle be if someone hacked her scroll so her ringtone and all of her notification sounds were "Cat loves food, yeah yeah yeah yeah, cat loves food yeah yeah" at full volume?

Does Isabelle love food, yeah yeah yeah yeah?

Your characters, including Isabelle, see a black cat with blue eyes walking around campus with a collar. The name tag says "Isabelle" - Wat do?

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AMA Section / Re: Kellenredx's AMA thread
« on: October 24, 2016, 03:55:21 PM »
How does Zwei feel about his Cutepocalypse costume, and everything it entails?

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AMA Section / Re: AMA about my characters, myself, or Atlas!
« on: October 24, 2016, 03:54:45 PM »
Carmine comes up to Lucina, possibly a long time after Cutepocalypse, and says she has a costume for Isabelle. And wants help getting her to put it on. She shows Lucina an adorable "kitty princess" outfit, thankfully lacking any kind of tail accessory, and asks if Lucina is in. Wat do?

What's the Lord of Nevermore's favorite food?

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High on the list are Affuchse, a kind of monkey-fox creature native to Lacansia. They have big ears, big eyes, glorious fluffy prehensile tails, and full coats to deal with the constant moisture of central Lacansia's rainforest and the nightly cold snaps. Carmine has very fond memories of watching a trupp of affuchse playing while she was out with Aurelio catching up on Huntress training to attend Beacon. She is not yet aware of Big Rose's familiars, Nick and Dell.

"They talk at you with their little chitters! They play an' 'ave fun! They're brightly colored, excited little children, and when you 'ave an 'ole trupp of 'em playin' over your head... it's just 'ard not to smile, y'know?"

Cats are always a contender, particularly a long-haired variety from Atlas bred to handle the cold.

"Look! Look at this thing! Look at it's little smooshed face amidst all that floof an' it's fat little tail! It's adorable!"

You can never go wrong with bright colors and singing, so birds, particularly brightly colored songbirds, rank high on the list.

"Chirp! Tweet-tweet! ... Squawk?" Squawk! "It's a squawker! "Eeee-hee-hee..."

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