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PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: May 05, 2017, 07:59:23 PM »
Freya braced herself as Aesen opened fire on the unsuspecting Orks. She had been close to artillery and orbital impacts before but as the shaking of the ground began to dissipate she realized she hated being close to the receiving end just as much now as she did at the start of her military career. She raised herself from the ground and quickly observed the changed battlefield. There was wreckage from the Landa all over the place this is not good she thought the open field was a killing zone working in our advantage, and it's completely gone now. But at least a large group has left the structure, even if dealing with them out here has just gotten much harder it is still easier then taking them out in the close quarters of the structure.

Freya strained to see the Fougasse position at the corner of the cliff, it was covered in an additional layer of debris but her Omni-tool confirmed that the charge was still live and ready to fire. Any moment now the Orks will come charging around the cliff and run into her trap.

She took her time to see what her team was doing. A few were still shaking from the impact and recovering, but surprisingly Aluin was up and making himself useful. The turret wouldn't be out of commission for long, it was only a matter of time before a new Grot manned it; but it was a substantial advantage nonetheless. Khrelan had started picking off targets with his sniper rifle, Good Freya thought, I don't want to fight one of those Orks up close.

And finally Zeph was- Is he charging with an LMG?! "Get in defensive positions! Let them come to you!"

Freya turned her attention back to the Fougasse. Any minute now the Grots will come charging around, and she would see if this carefully prepared trap will swing the favor of the battle back to their side. There was no way the proximity detonator was still reliable after that bombardment so she eyed its location with her finger above the remote detonator function of the Omni-tool. Breath in. Breath out. Just wait for them to get there.

PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: March 19, 2017, 06:35:32 PM »
Freya hummed along the tune of an ancient Kaveni war-song as she undressed in her room and changed into her armor's undersuit. One by one she checked every compartment for being airtight, all seals ok. Freya walked out of her room with only her head uncovered by the form-fitting black carbon fiber and fabric suit.

Freya entered the elevator and made her way to the armory, still humming along with the song. She began attaching armor plates to her undersuit, starting with her torso and legs. The heavy armor itself wasn't airtight, this made it very easy to attach and reattach the plates. And it made sure that Freya could still use the suit without trouble even though half of the plates have been replaced somewhere in her long military and mercenary career. Finally, when every overlapping plate was attached she put on her gloves and helmet. The helmet was the only armor piece that made a seal with her undersuit. Now that Freya's body was completely removed from the ship's atmosphere she turned her attention to her weapons.

She took her assault rifle with an underside grenade launcher, Freya took a mix of explosive, anti-personal and flame grenades. As well as a few charges of heavy explosives. Finally she filled her remaining pouches with ammunition and various engineering tools. She made sure the water canisters build into her leg armor were filled to the brim.

Finally satisfied with her kit Freya got back into the elevator and made her way to the docking port.

PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:26:09 PM »
"Good to hear" Laughed Freya, enjoying the warm water salt water as it touched the normally very dry skin between her larger scales on her neck and her torso.

"I know he is harmless, but still... He is very large." Freya swam around some more without any effort. Ursea noticed that the Kaveni remained afloat even if without moving, but didn't know if that was due to her reptilian nature of the the salt in the pool.

"Thanks." Replied Freya  to the compliment. "You look great too, evolution is funny like that sometimes; giving so many species in the galaxy breasts. They're nice."

"I think I've gotten used to working with men to be honest. We live in an egalitarian galaxy, but there is no denying that you find more males working in the military and as mercenary then woman. Is this your first time being part of a mercenary team?" Freya asked.

Freya looked over as Thada called out and interrupted their conversation, she kept her mouth closed and saw Khrelan still lounging in his chair; doing nothing.

"Neal, Thada and Khrelan seem to know what they are doing, as do you." Freya paused "I am not sure what to think about Osiris. I am kind of freaked out by him after that display earlier. As for Zeph and Ailuin... They are the odd ones here and seem to be drifting towards each other, let's just hope they're willing to put their preconceptions and baggage behind them and do their part in this little team."

"How about you?" Asked Freya "Got any good gossip you want to share?"

Ursea pondered for a moment, " Not really, I just want to enjoy the water for a bit, then I was going to head back to my room, make sure we are ready for the mission coming up. Its probably going to happen soon."

Ursea noticed Khrelen now that Freya had briefly glanced at him, she also decided not say anything.

"I think I will head back after a little bit longer." The Kurgeshan woman said as she laid back again to float some more.

PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: March 12, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »
Now that the unpleasantness in the meeting room was over Freya went back to her room to change her clothes. In the elevator she realized that she didn't bring any special swimming clothes on this mission. So in her room she was left with a small dilemma, after thinking about it for a second Freya decided to just keep on the floral pattern shorts she was already wearing under her pants.

Spoiler for "How do shorts work with a tail?" Like this. I'm changing the scales though:

She grabbed a towel too and took the elevator back to the second level. Freya felt a bit unnerved walking around the ship only wearing some shorts but the halls were mostly empty. She passed Neal but Freya could not read the expression on his face, the Human only showed the emotions that he wanted other people to see, that much was Freya sure of.

When she arrived at the athletic center she saw Khrelan sitting under a sun lamp with his eyes closed and a weird smile, Ursea was already in the pool; and so was her pet. "Hey" Freya said as the opened the door and made her way to the side of the pool. She eyed Suu-Suu suspiciously for a second, as the beast swam around but got in the pool anyway.

Freya dipped her head underwater and completely submerged herself a couple times before letting out a sight of satisfaction and allowed herself to float around on her back on the salt water.

"Ursea right?" Freya asked "How are you doing?"

PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: March 11, 2017, 06:39:27 PM »
Freya had remained seated after Osiris dismissed everyone, further studying additional information on the Orks on her omni-tool. But she looked up when she heard the Vis talk.

"Doctor," He spoke, ignoring Khrelan's winces and the stares of the others, "would you like to examine the Ork physiology data with me? I fear as though we're the only ones on board who would truly benefit from the information..."

She shook her head is annoyance has this guy not worked together since middle school? she questioned silently does he think anyone is impressed by such a provocation? she was about to turn her attention back to her omni-tool when she noted the body language of Neal, Khrelan and Thada; the people Zeph had passed behind in order to get closer to Ailuin. They looked seriously annoyed, clearly some other provocation had taken place that she hadn't noticed working on her omni-tool.

Excuse me, but is no one else seeing how utterly gently-carressed this is, or am I just the crazy one?"he asked, making a sweeping gesture at all of his now-colleagues.

Freya nodded in agreement with the Iko, who had obviously already put the incident behind him. These Orks were indeed totally unlike any enemy she, or anyone in the galactic community had faced before. But her predatory eyes remained focused on the Vis, and Neal who just stood up to confront the Zeph's challenge.

"While we appreciate your...enthusiasm over our assignment Zephirus, do recall we all have a stake in this. So remember that you're part of a team, so do remember to play nice with everyone, otherwise The One Who Must Not Smile might need to have a word with you, or even worse put us through some clichéd team-building exercise."

An instinct from her many years as an NCO kicked in. Most Kaveni who joined the Void Shakers already had years of military service behind them but still on occasion she would have to work with new initiates who felt to need to 'prove their strength' by provocation and intimidation. They all quickly learned that such behavior had no place in an elite military unit, just as it has no place among the professional mercenaries Freya worked with after her military career. Sure, such practices were common among cheap mercenaries, but those people are just up-jumped thugs; only good for looking though and extorting civilians. Without even thinking about it Freya stood up too, lending strength to the 'correction' issued by a commanding officer towards the disobedient soldier.

"Umm, Freya right? Do you want to join me? Instead of sit here and listen to this argument."
"Sounds fun, I'll be right out." responded Freya, who despite her cheery response kept her attention on the confrontation taking place before her.

PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: March 07, 2017, 11:49:53 AM »
Freya jumped out of her chair the moment Osiris removed his head-band. Adrenaline thundered through her veins as she look around her like an cornered animal, desperately searching for a threat that she could face. But all she saw instead was the great Void closing in on her, clawing at the hull of this ship, desperately trying to surround her in its eternal cold, silence and darkness. The reality of space travel that she, and so many other liked to ignore came crashing down on her. Freya stared into the eternal abyss, and it laughed at her. It laughed at the childish attempt of life to challenge it. It laughed as all the awesome power of gravity could only temporarily and locally bring an halt to its endless entropy.

And Freya heard it laughing. Both as a soft voice inside of her own mind, and as a thunderous laughter coming from outside the ship. She wanted to run, but there was nowhere to go. She wanted to escape, but the blackness had surrounded her.

Then Osiris put his head-band back on his head. Freya found herself halfway to the door of the room, but she had no recollection of doing anything but jumping out of her chair. She tried to compose herself while she walked back, but failed. So when she spoke her voice was still shaky and with a hint of fear.

"But.." She said, obviously having some second thoughts while she asked the question. "How do we" She made a gesture towards all the different races besides the Ki'Jan. "Notice your 'Anti-Psionic' ability? We do not even have normal Psionics." 

Off Topic / Re: Talk about your day
« on: March 04, 2017, 03:36:09 PM »
Ragez my man! Happy birthday!

Off Topic / Re: Talk about your day
« on: March 02, 2017, 10:03:11 PM »
Only people at 18 years of age are gonna be drafted. I just missed it.

Which in a way is a bit of a shame. I applied for the military half a year ago but was rejected.

Oh, that is a shame then, but probaly for the better.

Sweden, as a neutral nation, can't just aquire WMD's (weapons of mass danknesz) at a whim.

Off Topic / Re: Talk about your day
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:56:19 PM »
So, Tobbs I just heard that Sweden reintroduced a draft. Are you going to be fighting Russians?

« on: February 28, 2017, 10:14:58 PM »
Also, drop into the voice chat! It is a lot more gezellig then just typing!

Off Topic / Re: Talk about your day
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:35:51 PM »
So apparently Kim Jong-un's brother, Kim Jong-nam, was assassinated two weeks ago in Malaysia.
I had a look at what Wikipedia said about his death. Interesting read, it's like something out of a modern crime thriller.

You hadn't noticed on the news? It was quite a headline item here in the Netherlands.

One hell of a assassination method; put nerve toxin on your hands and just smother the guy in it..

Off Topic / Re: Talk about your day
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:12:38 PM »
We should make a discord group

Sounds good, also easier then teamspeak so I might actually drop by every once in a while.

Off Topic / Re: Talk about your day
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:35:02 PM »
Sitting here looking through the member list out of curiosity, and realizing just how long this site has been up and how many people have come and gone over the years, even excluding the hordes of bots. And that's just this site. I was goddamn 14 years old when I first came onto TZF.

You know who I miss? Morgan, Savakka and Kikai. Know who I don't miss? Evan and Rakia. Mostly Rakia. Can't believe it's been 4 years since we rid ourselves of him.
Same here. I can't believe I was able to write somewhat coherent English on the internet at that age.

You'd almost forget we used to have two genuine -living under bridges- trolls here on our little site. But it is a shame about all the other people that have moved on. I'm sometimes quite curious where they all ended up, that's one reason I'm glad that we kinda have an offsite connection through facebook now.

PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:28:26 PM »
Freya was starting to regret signing up, she practically always kept it professional among colleagues. But it was obvious that not everyone in this crew felt the same way about things.

She was already irritated by the blatant (and childish) anti-human racism coming from Ailuin, but was hoping that the issue would be sorted out. Instead Neal began to antagonize the Ki'Jan further and Thada happily joined in. She did not like teaming up science types, she hadn't met a single scientist worthy of the term that wasn't a complete liability in a firefight. But Aliuin's file seemed to suggest he could be a first for Freya in that regard, it was at least impressive enough to earn the benefit of the doubt until she could actually see him in action.

Then Zeph joined in the conversation. Eager to show off his biological knowledge, he and the Ki'Jan spend some time stroking each others ego's. Biology wasn't her forte but it was not like she had ignored it completely while working on her engineering degree so long ago. After a career of military and mercenary work she could hardly remember what it was like sitting in lectures, but the knowledge she gained in those years remained in the back of her mind.

She could feel her doubts about this mission redoubling after Zephirus came out. So much baggage, so many liabilities.. she thought. There were uncountable ways how the split personality, or just the general childishness of the team could get everyone killed on a mission. The doubts evolved into a genuine headache as it became obvious that Thada hadn't read the dossiers. Freya couldn't help but sight audibly and exchange a look with Khrelan, the only other person around the table who had not joined into the conversation.

Freya was half considering chastising the lot of them for their childishness when Ursea walked in. Freya had read her dossier of course, but had not met her yet in person. So even though knew about Ursea's obsession with everything Human Freya was still very surprised with her chosen outfit.

Freya herself, as the only other female crew member hadn't nearly put the same amount of though in her appearance. She was just wearing some wide and comfortable pants. Her upper body was completely uncovered and her black and red scales were still slightly oily and shiny from a previous workout. Still it didn't matter how strange the Kurgash was. Anything was better then the previous conversation and Freya was more then happy to change the subject.

"Hey" Freya responded. It was slightly disconcerting feeling the 'pet' walk over her uncovered feet with it's many tiny legs but Freya manged to hid this emotion well, instead she noticed that Ursea seemed uncomfortable as she sat down on her chair.

"It looks strong, and even useful in a fight. It is male of female?" Freya asked.

PBP Discussion / Re: OOC: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 26, 2017, 08:38:47 PM »
I'm just waiting until we can start making 'death by suu-suu' jokes.

It will make you a better writer.

Another example from the other site, these guys would even Repost entire conversation from the other characters perspective, giving insight into their thoughts and everything.

I swear these guys were writers.

That... Is a pretty damn good idea.

Off Topic / Re: Talk about your day
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:38:52 PM »
Happy Birthday Wise! Hope you enjoy it today
Happy cake day wise!

Now I need to sleep. long day.
Oh lookie, it's wise's special day. Here's to the flightless bird :sorcerer:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Post your Strategy Game Status
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:36:39 PM »
So, this was a while ago but I figured I would share my greatest CK2 Ironman save, one single game running from 769 to 1452:

Roma Invicta!

I exported the game to EU4 but that turned out disappointingly boring, it seems like there isn't a whole lot of challenging opposition left. In all honestly CK2 also turned out excruciatingly dull after I easily won a two-front war against both the Mogol and Mayan hordes. The reason why there are still a few independent Scandinavian counties left is because I didn't figure out until a couple decades before the end of the game that you can actually break truces.. I did manage to quickly conquer all of the steppes when I found out about this, but it was too late to make this save a complete world conquest.

I think my score reset after I reformed the true Roman empire out of the Byzantines, that is why it is quite low.

PBP Games / Re: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:05:15 PM »
Freya stood watching the holographic fire in horror. How could they? she questioned silently, on one hand she was impressed that there was a fireplace in the corner of her room. But on the other hand, the fire in it was fake. This will not do she concluded, at the earliest major trading port she would see if she can get her hands on a few drums of oil or some other flammable organic compound. It should be relatively easy to place a fireproof basin inside the fireplace, and install a few automatic fire extinguishers around it. Freya did not worship the flame like the bronze-age Kaveni did so many millennia ago, but like many others she liked the stability and tranquility that came with the traditions that evolved alongside the Religion. A few centuries into the space age began it had made a huge resurgence across the Kaveni Empire. Living in a galaxy of steel and silicon it is good to carry a reminder of the simplicity and purity of life. "As we live our lives among the stars we should never stop paying tribute to what raised us up from the dirt." She recited with a smile.

For now she turned her back to the fireplace and picked up the tablet with dossiers about the other recruits from her bed. She already liked Thada, they had spoken briefly on o Lavýrinthos before boarding the ship. Ursea sounded dependable, which is just what you need from the sniper watching your back. Freya hadn't formed an opinion on Khrelan yet, but she had almost exclusively good experiences working with the Taugrit as a mercenary, so she did not foresee any trouble with him. Neal was undoubtedly an professional, just like Osiris. But she could not really get a beat on either of their personalities and motivations but their place and propose in this whole operation was obvious to her. There was also Aesen, the AI, Freya did not expect this turn of events. But the AI did not look like a liability to the mission, as long as its 'jokes' were not taken too seriously at least. The Kaveni had a much harder time with the last to members of this crew, she could understand the need for a scientist and had worked with those types before. But they had always stayed in a safe location until she had secured their workplace, instead it seemed like the Ki'Jan would actually accompany them on the missions themselves. And lastly there was Zeph.. Freya wasn't completely sure if he had actually been recruited or if he had simply hitched a ride on the ship and the AI hadn't noticed yet.

"All crew members, Assemble in the meeting room for mission briefing. Thank you." Sounded out of the speaker above her door, Freya immediately got up from her bed and made her way towards the elevator.

PBP Discussion / Re: OOC: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:30:25 PM »
You are funny. These aren't to scale buddy. A lot of the areas in the ship you don't have direct access too. Since most of the ship is automated as its entirely run by Aesen.

So... How big are they roughly? Also, I want a fireplace, is there wood on board?

Off Topic / Re: What you're currently listening to thread!
« on: February 19, 2017, 08:46:08 PM »
massive thread necro:

We've kinda necro'd the entire site, a single thread is nothing.

I recently discovered this one and kinda just fell in love with it:

PBP Discussion / Re: OOC: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:11:13 PM »
Talimancery. That all seems so long ago now...

I'm more a Jack kinda guy now. Idk if that says anything good about me..

PBP Discussion / Re: OOC: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 15, 2017, 12:28:36 AM »
Well, they do have tentacles

Wait... The Vis? Since when? I though they were floating crystals and just used their energy to manipulate the surroundings. I imagined they grew temporary semi-solid limbs to use guns and other tools. Not actual tentacles.

PBP Discussion / Re: OOC: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 15, 2017, 12:15:32 AM »
How does a Kaveni and a lightbulb shoop da woop though? Do the old razzle dazzle? What woops are there to shoop? What dazzles can be razzled?
This is some Eldritch Truth excrement right here

I haven't really fleshed out :teehee: Kaveni sexual organs. But I suppose "everything is a dildo if you're brave enough." Applies here.

PBP Discussion / Re: OOC: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 14, 2017, 11:39:22 PM »

-The Kaveni Empire for breaking and entering/perjury/destruction of royal property (the accusations are allegedly the result of refusing a marriage proposal from a Kaveni Princess, but this is only speculation).

 :D very impressive seeing how her personal bodyguard would be around a full brigade of soldiers. And seeing how he is a crystal. But the rumors are fine, in the spirt of Valantines day here might have been some lovin'. Somehow.

PBP Discussion / Re: OOC: Frontier: Cold Shock
« on: February 13, 2017, 10:20:19 AM »
I also already have a scenario in mind for Thada; Necross and I briefly discussed it through PM. He and Freya might just be around the same area, but I didn't plan on Thada being in a position where he worked with anyone.
Ok, we will just keep them separate

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