The Guardsman's brow furrowed.
Sat Apr 4, 2015 13:48

"Hmm.. that title tells me something. It's the one with the tripod mechs with heat beams that are eventually defeated by bacteria, right? That's an advertisement for bacteriological warfare if I've ever seen one," said the Guardsman. "Funnily enough, the combat walkers actually sound like a Reaper and its magnetohydrodynamic gun."

The Guardsman took another gulp of water. "And you should definitely pick up Mass Effect if only to learn more about their weapon tech. They have these guns which are essentially mass accelerators and they fire bullets the size of sand particles at hypersonic velocities. I head the concept is catching on in DIA: we received a crate of fifty M-8 rifles a couple of days ago and they're selecting Special Response officers to field test them. You should pick one up too-- if you've got the money. Those things handle really well: my partner has an older model but it's unlike anything I've ever shot before. Great accuracy, hits like a truck, and the fire selector is just right for left handers." He waved at Rina with the hand in question. "But... it's still not as good as the Time Lord stuff. We've got lasers."

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((Sorry for the delay-- Real Life is encroaching on my free time. I don't think I might be able to make the PPC Pokémon Tournament...))

  • Rina held up her hands in apology.Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 22:41
    "Sorry, I'm totally unfamiliar with Mass Effect ," she said. "I really ought to look into it, though, I've heard it's good." She finished off the olives and watched sadly as the garlic bread... more
    • The Guardsman's brow furrowed. — SeaTurtle, Sat Apr 4 13:48
      • "Ooh, I do like lasers."Iximaz, Sat Apr 4 18:21
        Rina grinned. "Especially sharks with frickin' laser beams and automated laser monkeys. Those are fun. Shame I tend to get missions in fantasy continuua; I've never worked with anything more... more
        • "Pfft. Bows."SeaTurtle, Sat Apr 4 22:38
          "You get absolutely no armour penetration with a primitive thing like that," said the Guardsman, "unless you're using a super-heavy pull. Go for a crossbow instead: a quarrel can easily punch though... more
          • "Well, Sues tend to not wear armor."Iximaz, Sun Apr 5 07:48
            "And even if they did, my longbow's got a ninety pound draw to it. There's not much it can't pierce." Rina did look thoughtful, though. "I do know how to shoot guns thanks to my dad, and I was... more
            • The Guardsman cracked his knuckles.SeaTurtle, Sun Apr 5 13:07
              He was waiting for someone to ask him this question. He pulled his trusty notebook from his pocket again and opened it to a dog-eared page labelled "D.E.W". He carefully turned a few pages and... more
              • "Staser pistol, mark two," Rina repeated.Iximaz, Sun Apr 5 17:07
                "Gotcha." She looked longingly at the picture of the staser rifle, mark seven, making a mental note to keep an eye out for one anyway. That sounded pretty sweet. It would certainly be nice to have... more
                • "Ugh. Long day."SeaTurtle, Sun Apr 5 18:41
                  The Guardsman picked at a chicken wing. "Naya, Terabyte, and I were called on four times today. The first three were pushovers but the fourth one was a real piece of work. She was this ninja-Suvian... more
                  • "Wow, and here I thought field agents had it rough," she said, shaking her head. "There go any future plans of joining the DIA after the DMS gets too rough. At least in the fics, you can anticipate... more
                    • "Seriously. Laser spanners are rare but useful-- and that ice gun sounds totally sweet. And what are the odds, eh? Two near-identical Suvians, two near-identical plots... All of this happening right... more
                      • "I did manage to nab one of the laser spanners and the ice gun, but I gave them to my brother. He's in the DoSAT and loves that kind of stuff, and I was kind of hoping it would make breaking the news ... more
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