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929723 No. 929723 ID: f442a4

You know that feeling when you hit your thumb with a hammer? Imagine that over your entire body. That's how you feel right now.Your head hurts and you feel nauseous on top of that and there's a coppery taste in your mouth.
All in all, you don't feel all that great.
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No. 929724 ID: f442a4
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"Hey! You're finally awake. I think we got caught trying to cross the border into Melren. Are you alright? You look like you got whacked in the head. You don't have amnesia or something, do you newbie? Can you tell me your name?"
Your head throbs like it's going to split apart, but of course you remember your name. It's... come on, you know this...

What is your name?
No. 929725 ID: 05ebc7

V...Vega. Vega Praxis. I think...
No. 929727 ID: 094652

Owenne City
No. 929728 ID: e51896

No. 929729 ID: ab1fe9

Coincidentally, your name is actually Nubi.
No. 929732 ID: 017879

Rock Applebarrel.
No. 929735 ID: 589337

No. 929737 ID: afdebc

>What is your name?
That's right. "What" is your name.
No. 929742 ID: 080aaf

Uh... Apple... McBoxpipe.
No. 929743 ID: ad51b8

No. 929744 ID: 1a6f80

No. 929745 ID: ea5947

No. 929756 ID: e2f5cc

You're 99% sure you're 50% sure that your name is Zetha.
No. 929791 ID: c0641d

Seconding Vega. Family name... Owenne.
No. 929804 ID: 977456

Mister Garrison. Your parents had issues...
No. 929811 ID: 2202fb

Vega Applehew Owenne

Friends call you Apple.
No. 929813 ID: 05ebc7

Vega Owenne could be acceptable, yeah.
No. 929816 ID: e20bdf

No. 929817 ID: 235ba5

Vega Owenne is nifty
No. 929820 ID: 470289

No. 929852 ID: 05ebc7

I just realized.

In my mind Vega is female.

Just to clarify.
No. 929882 ID: fd2d31

Parents could've been assholes, or always wanted a girl.
No. 929883 ID: 891b91

Vega "Stilts" Owenne.

You've never quite understood why everybody insists on calling you Stilts, but you decided long ago to just go along with it.
No. 929886 ID: ea5947

This sounds interesting.
No. 929889 ID: c0641d

Really? I associated it with the Street Fighter character. It can still be a dude if that's what was intended, but we might be gender neutral at the moment.
No. 929904 ID: f2320a

Uh... Apple... McBoxpipe.
no no its? yes i have it Rock Applebarrel!.
No. 929996 ID: 0100e0
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"Vega Owenne"

"The Second."

The rabbit pauses for a moment, then speaks.
"That definitely is a name someone could have. Anyway, if you're not dead or going to be dead immediately,  you'd better get up and do whatever it is you do around here. We've got an Imperial patrol on our butts."

(suggest a profession, character class or general skill set for Vega. There are no hard classes to get locked into.)
No. 929998 ID: e20bdf

You are a quartermaster. You lead a small team to bring equipment to the troops and retrieve them from their corpses.
Your skills include basic combat, basic medic and basic leadership.
No. 929999 ID: 080aaf

Professional sports team mascot.
No. 930000 ID: 864b39

Imperial Spy
No. 930003 ID: e51896

Profession: cartographer or mapmaker (you travel the world to uncover uncharted territory to make maps to sell to other adventurers)

Class or Skills: Ranger, basic hunting and fighting skills.
No. 930006 ID: 891b91

You are an actuary. You are here to assess the financial risk in continuing to fund and insure this group of anti-imperials. And, frankly speaking, it isn't looking so good at the moment.

Of course, you can't tell these people that, since you're supposed to be undercover. No, to them you're just a scout, which is awfully convenient for you since it gives you ample opportunity to report back to your employers. It did raise a few eyebrows for you to join up alone and out of nowhere, but those concerns were assuaged by word from high command that you were brought in for your linguistic skills. Luckily, the native language in this area is fairly similar to some of the other tongues you know, so you've been able to get on this group's good side by proving to be a reliable translator with the local folk.
No. 930010 ID: e2f5cc

You are a Warpriest.
You are not the paragon of your deity that a cleric is nor do you have the authority an inquisitor demands, but no one could doubt the strength or purity of your devotion.

You do not have quite the healing or magical potential of a cleric and certainly not the eye or skill with words of an inquisitor, but you know your way around weapons far better than either, and can augment them with nothing but your faith.

You do not have the fame of a cleric nor are feared like an inquisitor, but those who know your name will never forget it.
No. 930012 ID: 2202fb

Defected Imperial Assassin.
No. 930014 ID: ea5947

An escort, although not an official title, is what you'd best describe yourself as. Surprisingly, besides the obvious, this involves a wide variety of skills, from climbing, acrobatics and stealth (visiting your clients while hiding and escaping angry spouses) to linguistics, dressing and dancing, to name a few. You like to have fun, but fun is expensive; especially gambling! The lack of funds plus having to lay low for a while is how you got yourself in this situation.
No. 930033 ID: ad51b8

No. 930039 ID: 094652

You're a Techscrapper, an illegal scavenger of banned non-magical technology, with self-taught magic spells in three self-classified schools:
Stripping - Spells which dismantle broken technology into usable parts.
Scanning - Spells that analyze a tool's function and how the moving parts interact.
Software - Spells that activate machines and force them to work for you.
You have sworn off any use of the other spells you learned at the academy.
No. 930051 ID: 0cb682

No. 930055 ID: ab1fe9

Mechanic, seaplane pilot, and amateur bareknuckle boxer, on the down-low.
No. 930093 ID: 688dd6

I'm voting for this simply because kome making a suggestion that's actually appropriate and thoughtful deserves recognition
No. 930097 ID: 4854ef

I actually really like this.
No. 930157 ID: ea5947

I don't like this because it makes too many assumptions about the world, forcing in too complicated / broad concepts which the author may not wish to include in the quest.
No. 930162 ID: 2202fb

i have to agree with this.

The idea is pretty cool, but it doesnt seem appropriate.
No. 930163 ID: 2202fb

Im going to consolidate and third courtesan, although i would also like to combine it with freelance assassin since that would reinforce the more practical skills, and i personally find the idea of an assassin that seduces their marks into letting their guard down really intriguing.
No. 930198 ID: b91172

Emissary, representing house... uh >>929729 Nubi

Decent leadership, tactical awareness and dueling skills but really shines at diplomacy and information gathering
No. 930204 ID: e2f5cc

I'm going to vote against being a Prostitute. Like, come on fellas, you have infinite choices and you choose a whore?
No. 930259 ID: 2202fb

I like assassin, but i think i am the only one who does.
No. 930265 ID: 2202fb

I dont really like your warpriest idea cuz of the deity aspect of it, but i could get on board with a battlemage of some sort as a compromise if you want.
No. 930268 ID: 688dd6

Does that really surprise you at this point?

I'd be fine with assassin too, if kome's idea is too specific.
No. 930269 ID: 422cea

I'm going to vote this but generalize it as "engineer".

That pipe in the left corner confirms this world has some level of industrial age applications.
No. 930270 ID: 2202fb

Metal piping has been around for a while - well before the industrial revolution.
No. 930276 ID: 688dd6

Not the kind of pipes in the picture. It's mass-produced pipe, with separate corners and everything.
No. 930293 ID: 017879

No. 930302 ID: 094652

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No. 930460 ID: f442a4
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"I'm a problem solver. I make any issue disappear whether it's a seized engine, enemy soldiers or a broken heart," you tell her, forcing a grin through the throbbing in your head.

The rabbit looks at you and purses her lips into a thin line.
"Are you sure you're in any state to do any of that? Because we have Gadran soldiers on the way and a busted ship that's not working. So you'd better figure out what you're better at and do that, because we're need everything we can get."

You hobble to your feet and nod.
"If it's life or death, I'd better get to it. I can't have anything happening to such a pretty lady."
The rabbit looks flustered and gestures frantically shooing you away.
"I'm going to chalk that up to the head injury. Now get going," she urges, sounding exasperated. "And just call me Liz or Lizzie or whatever. Don't be weird."
No. 930461 ID: 080aaf

Can we get what's left of this ship working? If not we'd best cut our losses and run before the place catches fire.
No. 930465 ID: b1b4f3

Yeah let's work on the ship.
No. 930493 ID: 094652

Focus on the engine; fix it, scrap it, bomb it, just do some work.

If the ship can't be jerry-rigged, set it to blow and run.
No. 930495 ID: e20bdf

Mechanical engineer than. Better find some broken warmachine to fix. Don't forget your toolbox.
No. 930500 ID: ea5947

Assess the engine and how long it would take to patch it up. If it would take too long, then inform your bunny friend that the two of you are gonna have to... do things the old fashioned way. To walk.
No. 930512 ID: 527023

Are you actually an engineer or did you just make that up with out help so you can appear useful, because if it's the latter, we're really fucker. Attept to fix the ship to the best of your (presumably limited) capabilities, and remember, you will die if you don't breathe.
No. 930513 ID: 527023

No. 930553 ID: 15a025

Let's focus on getting the ship running and making an escape route here.

Start by assessing the damage and what we have at our disposal.
No. 930674 ID: f442a4
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"We can bypass the safeties and run the engines beyond their limits until we get away. We'll just have to work at keeping them from blowing," replies Lizzie.

"Then we just get a little farther out over the water before they shoot us down, then we can only hope they blow us up quick like before we drown or a leviathan swallows us and we drown in an even shittier way," says the rat.

Lizzie seems to get flustered.
"Well, I don't see you coming up with anything, and you're not supposed to smoke below deck."

The rat scoffs.
"Whatever, man. I'm pretty sure we're fucked, but the Captain and Garret want to take some men to attack the enemy ship, but it's suicide. We're basically smugglers and they're trained military. We can't win in a straight fight."

"You're just a ball of sunshine, aren't you?"

"Just being realistic," says the rat, taking a drag of the cigarette.
No. 930675 ID: 017879

Sure hope that gas coming from the pipe is steam, and not condensation due to temperature differential of compressed flammable gas expanding.
No. 930676 ID: b1b4f3

What have we got to work with here? If we can't win a straight fight then we need to arrange one that isn't straight.
Or, if possible, we could jury rig the ship to work as a submarine instead of an airship.

I'm also interested in turning this vessel into a missile, using it to blow up their main ship, then stealing one of their smaller ones after taking out the remaining soldiers.
No. 930678 ID: c1212a

Don't get into a straight fight then! Training just means they're predictable, not that they're good. Get the jump on the bridge & take the captain hostage, maybe sabotage some shit before bailing or some shit, that kind of planning is the QuarterMaster's jo- wait, DID YOU JUST SAY WE'RE SMUGGLERS?!?

Can't we just take the L, and get the ship on solid ground in a way that's survivable so we can book it with our lives, while making the army think we all died in the burning wreck?
No. 930679 ID: b1b4f3

Check out the opening image. We're on solid ground already, crashed in the middle of some kind of forest/jungle.
No. 930690 ID: 91ee5f

>smoke below deck.
Put that out! We don’t know if there are any flammable gasses leaking down here! You could get us all blown up, dumbass!

>We can't win in a straight fight.
Which is why we shouldn’t fight them straight on. Hit and run tactics are what we should be using in this situation.
No. 930710 ID: 397a79

If there's a safe settlement or similar within walking distance with the supplies y'all have on board, then get 'em together along with all the crew save one who'll stay behind to pilot the ship. The crew'll get away from the ship, then the ship'll take off and be rigged to fly in a fast, low straight line over the water. As soon as it's over the water, the person on board will dive overboard then swim to shore. The Imperials will give chase, shoot your ship down, whereupon it'll sink and hopefully they'll assume all aboard died and return to their patrol route. Meanwhile your crew will meet up on the beach and start the trek towards safety.

However, if there is no safe place within walking distance, then the only way out is by capturing one of the Imperial airships. Now, since the Imperial patrol didn't just blast this crashed ship from the air, that most likely means they want to arrest the crew or capture the cargo. That means they'll be sending troops to search and secure this ship. So, rig it into a trap to take 'em out. Set the engine up so that it's in a stable but near dangerous state, then do something like tie a rope from a interior door to a vital lever or valve so when the door's opened the engine'll blow apart in the most fiery and destructive way possible.

In the mean time, the rest of the crew should be gathering weapons, supplies, food, water and tools for surviving in the forest and getting 'em off this ship. If y'all fail in capturing one of those Imperial ships, then you're gonna have to flee into the forest for who knows how long. But in the near term, y'all are gonna need to get away from this ship and into the woods, out of the path the Imperial troops will most likely take. Then you can take the long away around to get to the Imperial ships. Make sure you've got a compass.

>I'm also interested in turning this vessel into a missile, using it to blow up their main ship, then stealing one of their smaller ones after taking out the remaining soldiers.
At first thought this sounds like it could work, but on further thought there's some big problems. First, how is whoever piloting this improvised missile to point it at the big Imperial ship not gonna die in the process? While they could dive into the water as this ship passes over it, that's damn risky.

But that aside, a bigger problem is that as soon as this tub gets above the trees and spotted by the Imperials, they're gonna point every gun and cannon they've got at it and open fire. This ship is in no state to perform evasive maneuvers, so it'll be a easy, straight-line target. Odds are it'll be shot down before getting close enough that its crash will cause damage to their ships. It may not even get over the water before crashing again, meaning whoever is piloting won't be able to jump out.

But assuming everything goes right and the big Imperial ship takes a direct hit and is destroyed, there's also a very real chance the smaller Imperial ships will take sensible action and fly off to get reinforcements to search the area. That happens and there goes the only way to get off this island or peninsula or whatever before it's swarming with angry Imperials.

So all in all, turning this ship into a improvised missile sounds like a bad idea.
No. 930712 ID: 2202fb

You ever heard of them pilotable torpedoes?

No. 930750 ID: 7fb87a

anything we can do about that plume of smoke? They don't have to keep up with us if they can see that from miles away.

Heck, they might let us escape and then attack whatever port we end up in.
No. 930982 ID: f442a4
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When you finish eavesdropping, you approach them and explain your elaborate plans to transform the ship into a submarine and escape undetected, but if that won't work out, you have a backup plan to ram into the imperial ship and go out in a blaze of glory.

Lizzie and the rat look at you with a hint of concern.
"Are you okay? I don't know how hard you hit your head, but I'm starting to see some cause for concern," says Lizzie. You collect your thoughts and relay your idea to use sneak attacks to disrupt the enemy command and sabotage the ship.
Lizzie looks at you quizzically, then seems a relieved.
"That's a little less..."
"Nuts," interrupts the rat, puffing out a plume of smoke.
Lizzie scowls, "I was going to say confused. Maybe he's not bleeding in his brain as much as I thought."

She makes a sidelong glance at the rat.
"We'd need someone to actually do that, though."
"Why the fuck are you looking at me? You just assume I'm a greasy, sneaky asshole because I'm a rat? Do you know how offensive that is?"
"No, I think you're a greasy, sneaky butthead because I know you, Kay," Lizzie snaps back.
"I know. I just need to stay in practice at acting really upset by the accusation, so it sounds authentic."
Kay looks at you.
"What about you? You're a raccoon. You're probably shifty piece of shit."

Lizzie seems to glare in disapproval, but Kay is right. You're fairly shifty and use your skills for intrigue and romance, but mostly to liberate "salvage" from places you ought not to be.
No. 930985 ID: 0fae41

If you can steal their guns, that's a plus. Let's see if the enemy has any parts to help fix the ship.
No. 930986 ID: 094652

"I get paid to dance in trash. And now, I need to sing to trash to save our miserable lives."
No. 930998 ID: c1212a

Oh come now, is this the face of a sleazeball? I'm just a big bundle of fun, no ulterior motives here.
No. 931007 ID: ea5947

"Depends. If you're into shifty guys, then I can be one just for you."
No. 931074 ID: c0641d

"That's a ding-ding-ding, Kay. Your prize is one reluctant volunteer. Got any intel beyond "they're coming, they're coming?" I need directions here." Take stock of what offensive arsenal we've got to work with, whether we're expected to do this on foot or in the air. (Was that ever specified?)

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