The Icarians were so used to victory that when they tasted bitter defeat for the first time, they lost the will to fight. Kinda makes me feel bad.
With the end in sight, I have decided to take executive action. Cosette will be transferred to Ryuvia. Hence forth I wash my hands of this dilemma, however, I will promise all affected Alliance citizens full compensation for all losses she inflicted, to be given out when peace and prosperity permits.
None of the Waifus can die in this war. They have actual plot armor. Not only would executing one of them be akin to cultural genocide against her people, but I don't think it can be done.
(I also threw a lot of effort into getting Cosette on my side in-game. Maybe if she turns down the crazy we can form a neutral rim alliance to fight away the rest of the universe. That or she's a throwaway character now since you had the chance to execute her. I doubt LiS will want to make a detailed branching story based on whether you killed her or not.)
I believe there is merit to all sides of this argument. I believe Cosette is already in custody, correct? Shall we have a military trial to decide what we do with her? How about we do this in a fair and formal manner?
Alright my comrades in arms, this war is rapidly coming to an end. (So rapidly in fact that writing a story about it has become more troublesome than before...)
In preparation for the total capitulation of Icaria, and the hopes that this war will be our last, I have taken the liberty of drawing up a peace treaty that I feel will benefit all involved parties.
The terms I propose are such: Article 1: The majority of Claudia and Icaria will be released as free nations with Union friendly regimes. They will become equal members of the Waifu Union alongside the Alliance and Conglomerate. All lands formerly belonging to Chigara and Cosette will be entrusted to the leaders of the Ryuvian Empire, whether their goals be annexation or "liberation". Article 2: The Ryuvian Empire and all of it's member states will agree to a non-aggression pact of indefinite duration with the Waifu Union and all of it's member states. Article 3: Should they so choose, the Ryuvian Empire and all of it's member states may join the Waifu Union as equal partners. In this case, the territories claimed from Cosette and Chigara must be released as sovereign members of the Waifu Union as was the case with Claudia and Icaria.
All combatants, please feel free to ratify, reject, or propose an amendment to any or all articles proposed in this treaty. I recommend that allies discuss this among themselves, particularly article 3, as it is not to be taken lightly. As the proposer of this treaty and initiator of peace talks, I will sign first.
I, Rellek, as a representative of the Ava Conglomerate and current President of the Waifu Union, ratify articles 1, 2 and 3 of this treaty as they were proposed.
Hopefully this will bring peace and prosperity in our time. Kayto wills it.
Also, as long as you're always watching, Mags, Is there a sunrider discord channel? I've considered making an unofficial one, but if there is an actual one out there, that would be preferable.
Oh, and the server is up and (mostly) running. Any interested parties will have to PM me for the IP, because I'm not slapping that information on the internet. That's a terrible idea. You'll need this btw: Mods!
In the end, this course of action was inevitable. There was to be a blood bath on this site regardless of the decision made. Now it was about minimizing this... tragic, yet necessary sacrifice. Do not mistake my words. The sight of the city burning through the dark night like a midnight sun will forever haunt me. I shudder to think of what horrors of loss lay within the burning rubble of the Empire of the setting Tsun. Operation Godsplitter must never be forgotten. May the lesson of this horror adorn every history book to come. Let every future generation know, that as the blazing city turned to embers, then ash, I wept.
Funny you should say that, looniestrumble, because that's exactly what we're going to do! We can't turn a civilian city into a crater! So we're sending you into the meatgrinder. I mean battle. Think less Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and more along the lines of Stalingrad for this one.
Friends! The Coalition front has reached the Icarian Capitol! There will be fierce resistance from land, air and sea, but we must take the city if we are to win the war! I will lead the ground assault personally.
Black: 1200 (+3) Oh she would definitely wear a black plugsuit. Red: 1452 Blue: Eliminated Purple: Eliminated Yellow: 630 (-5) Pink: Eliminated Green: 1122 White: 1536
Thanks, Somasam. Trenches are underrated, I think. Still working on what I want to do for a grand story arch.
I know Ava takes direct control of the Sunrider during battle, so Kayto can focus on the whole strategy thing. I assume whatever ryder she piloted would have a similar role. Can I take a moment to say that the Ceran officer uniforms are awesome? Kayto, Kryska and Ava look fabulous all the time. I want that uniform in real life so I can never take it off.
Tsun Imperial Punitive War. Anti-Tsun Coalition Northern front.
Valerie was a soldier. She hadn't always been a soldier, but she had been one long enough to get used to some of it. Like the winterized Avan military uniform she was wearing not being quite warm enough to keep the cold at bay. Like the confusing maze of snow covered trenches she was currently attempting to navigate. Like having to hunch over to protect her rations from the boiling mud that the mortars kicked into the air with every volley. You do get used it, after awhile. After all, she was still alive, and that was always good. After getting lost in the white halls of this forsaken scar in the earth at least three times, She finally turned into a lonely section of trench where she found Yarbo tearing into his lunch.
James Yarbo was a dark haired, average looking milquetoast of an alliance soldier from the squad Valerie had been assigned to. She'd taken to having lunch with him when they weren't being shot at. "You hear the news from home?" she asked, plopping herself down beside him. "About the Union?" He asked to clarify. "Yeah! We're from the same country now! Sorta! Maybe we can get neighboring houses when the war is over, eh?" She nudged him jestingly with her elbow, prompting a light chuckle out of him, despite being in an active war zone. "What do you think of the new President?" he asked her. "Aside from the moral implications of sending an army equipped with explosives supposedly to protect Icarians from themselves?" Valerie brushed a few loose strands of jet black hair out of her face. "I think that's the bastard who sent me to this hell hole. Cracker?" She held out a part of her rations as an offering to him. "Nah. Thanks, but I'm getting sick of stale crackers." He replied, holding his hand up to turn down her gesture. "What I will say about the guy though, is that this union of his is one more thing between my home and it's inevitable destruction. That's worth something I suppose." "That's right. Don't worry, James. We'll slow 'em down for you." Valerie winked at him. Suddenly, they were interrupted by a deafening boom as a shower of dirt and evaporating snow fell upon them. "You know, I think they're trying to kill us." Yarbo said sarcastically. "I think you might be right. Those Bastards!" Valerie replied, Trying to look serious. "We should probably beat them to it." "Yeah. Let's go."
At the time of an allied victory, the Waifu Union will release Claude and Icari as autonomous member states of the Waifu Union. If the Ryuvian Empire decides to join the Union, Cosette and Chigara will also be integrated into the Union. Otherwise those territories will be given to the Ryuvian Empire to do with as they please.
Feel free to voice any objections to these terms.
Somasam: School years starting (it never ended), so I might be a bit less frequent on the forums. Still trying to stay at least semi-active. On an entirely unrelated note, anyone know any good (free) drawing and/or animating softwares?
Aug 21, 2017 21:10:19 GMT -8
limith: Magpie: Yea my comment was in response to the post
Aug 21, 2017 22:05:28 GMT -8
limith: I actually got in via the forums about 5 months after the kickstarter
Aug 21, 2017 22:06:33 GMT -8
limith: They were taking manual orders via emails in Feb 2016
Aug 21, 2017 22:06:43 GMT -8
limith: Somasam Blender is free. Also autodesk (back in the day circa 2009) offered free Maya for students. In terms of editing images, I recommend Paint.Net or Pinta over GIMP.
Aug 21, 2017 22:09:34 GMT -8
limith: OpenCanvas is also pretty cheap, on steam, and was in the summer sale for a very low price (it's only $50).
Aug 21, 2017 22:11:29 GMT -8
limith: There was also some Japanese only manga software that worked better than photoshop I don't remember the name of.
Aug 21, 2017 22:12:12 GMT -8
limith: It was designed for high resolution images as Photoshop is a memory hog.
Aug 21, 2017 22:12:22 GMT -8
Magpie: limith - Because I am such a good soul how about I store that Sumika here and take care of it and you can hold onto the good feeling as a result of support them with bringing Muv Luv to the West?
Aug 21, 2017 22:15:44 GMT -8
limith: It had a free shareware version before they went commercial. I don't remember where the executable of the last free shareware version went. I'm not a good artist unfortunately.
Aug 21, 2017 22:16:22 GMT -8
limith: Magpie idk what's the cost of shipping to UK.
Aug 21, 2017 22:17:05 GMT -8
Magpie: For a minute there I thought I was going to get a drill milky punch - phew.
Aug 21, 2017 22:18:47 GMT -8
limith: Magpie I mostly wanted the codex/compendium
Aug 21, 2017 22:23:24 GMT -8
limith: If you want the figure I'd trade it.
Aug 21, 2017 22:24:26 GMT -8
limith: For a sunrider mech or something. Then again I probably have no place for the mech lol
Aug 21, 2017 22:24:52 GMT -8
limith: Maybe I'll gift it to my cousin who likes mechs, cept she's in China...hmmmm
Aug 21, 2017 22:26:02 GMT -8
jack: Krita GIMP and Paint.Net for 2D stuff. Blender is good for 3D Somasam. I use Krita and GIMP for my sprites and post graphics editing.
Aug 22, 2017 18:07:13 GMT -8
jack: limith Belive you are thinking about painttool SAI.
Aug 22, 2017 18:21:58 GMT -8
Somasam: Thanks guys. How about 2D animations? Stuff like Flash, I guess, or otherwise. I'd be drawing most of the frames I'd think, at the very least.
Aug 22, 2017 22:22:48 GMT -8
jack: Are you talking animations, as in cut in effects, or as in videos?
Aug 22, 2017 23:22:04 GMT -8