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    132 KB Zerg Quest X Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:03 No.11888966  

    Cerebrate Anon's brood is on a mission to save the Swarm. Kingston has developed and activated a Psi Disruptor, which has scattered the entire Swarm. It has taken its Psi Emitter technology and gained partial control over some pieces of its Brood, as well as the Cerebrate, Araq.

    Labbrate, huddled next to a Psi Emitter, is working to harness Tsinoseng, the mighty Khaydarin Crystal on Aiur, to short circuit the Disruptor, but without a precise location for the Disruptor, it cannot be certain that this is even possible. Three Protoss carriers under Anon's control approach the slaughterhouse that is Char, the location of the Overmind's physical form. If all else fails, Anon knows that a suicidal assault on the Confederacy in its broken state is the only hope.

    The Swarm devours itself with every second that the Psi Disruptor keeps it from the Harmony of Control. How shall Anon proceed?

    (Hey! Ten parts! Yay!)
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:08 No.11889019

    You there?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:10 No.11889032
    What is our current status?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:11 No.11889041
    rolled 2 = 2

    >WW Quest
    >Loli quest
    >Zerg quest
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:11 No.11889043
    Yeah. I must have missed it when it was on the front page.

    Anyway, can the Protoss carriers detect the physical manifestation of the Overmind on their sensors? We need to get it some psionic amplification.

    Also, while disrupting the psi disruptor is good, has Labbrate made any progress on psi amplification structures, Zerg strains, or Protoss-Terran machinery?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:12 No.11889052
    And STALKER quest.

    But that's what tabs were meant for!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:14 No.11889073
    Not great. We've got three factories producing Psi Emitters, and we're sending them to pacify our troops on Xenta, Besilus, and Aiur, but it's slow going.

    The carriers are in low orbit. They have located the Overmind's form, but there are a lot of erratic troops there. We may have to burn away the Overmind's former guardians before we can restore it to the Swarm.

    Labbrate is unsure of what to do with Tsinoseng, since we do not know where the Disruptor is.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:16 No.11889101
    get our infiltrators back, find were it is.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:18 No.11889111
    So far, we have determined that Zerg structures are ineffective at combating the Disruptor's effects. Labbrate could switch back to enhancing the Psi Emitter's output, but it would have to divert that attention from Tsinoseng.

    Damnit, we picked Monday so that there wouldn't be other quests interfering!
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:18 No.11889115
    Those carriers have both signed and unsigned psi emitters; the signed ones should allow us to take control of any rogue Zerg that comes into range. We can use them to escort the carriers down, and drop off the unsigned psi emitters for the Overmind to use.

    As for Tsinoseng, have Labbrate continue studying the crystal. Can similar kaydarin crystals be used to amplify our psionic presence, acting as psi amplifiers?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:18 No.11889119

    Perhaps it is time for the Zerg to harness the Terrans' greatest weapon: SCIENCE!

    Ask Labbrate if there's any way to trace the Psi-disruptor's signals. If it's strong enough to scramble Overmind/Cerebrate brain signals, it MUST be leaving some sorta strong psionic trace imprint thing across space. Maybe he can modify the psi emitters to make some sorta tracking device.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:18 No.11889121
    They would require Psi Emitters of their own. Should we try to send one to any that may still be alive?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:19 No.11889126
    Have a psi emitter taken for research. See if we can create a creature that will emulate it's effects. If we can do so it would speed up production considerably.
    Spawn more overlords too.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:23 No.11889156
    >we picked Monday so that there wouldn't be other quests interfering!
    These are new quests that started up, and they seem to run every other day. Not much you could have done.

    Without a location, we can't disrupt the psi disruptor. Have Labbrate work on other projects, the two primary ones being alternative psi amplification methods and attempting to triangulate the location of the psi disruptor.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:24 No.11889170
    Air drop emitters?

    Labbrate thinks so, but finding them without a unified Swarm would be...problematic.

    Labbrate ponders this. If we modified Emitters and positioned three of them sufficiently far apart, we could triangulate the source of the signal.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:25 No.11889174
    yes, also one to kerigan ?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:30 No.11889219
    No, as in, bring a carrier down, escorted by suborned Zerg, to the Overmind. Drones will take some unsigned psi emitters to the Overmind for it to register it's psionic signature. Or we send in the ones with OUR signature...in fact, let's do that first.
    As for the other two carriers, have them stay in orbit in overwatch positions. Have their sensors continue sweeping the system.

    Have Labbrate do the modifications and begin attempting to find the location of the psi disruptor.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:30 No.11889225
    Kerrigan is not within our immediate view. We would need to search for her.

    We drop several imprinted Emitters around our landing zone. The rampaging Zerg there come under our control. We land a carrier and begin unloading our free Emitters.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:32 No.11889241
    Labbrate begins modifying three Emitters.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:33 No.11889251

    For reference's sake, I am going to refer to the hypothetically modified Psi-emitters as Psi-detectors.

    The triangulation part seems to be a sound long-termish plan. It might take a while, but it could be a sure shot. How many planets can we reach from our current bases of control?

    Also, not meaning to cram too many suggestions into a small space... but couldn't we just get a fast air/space-traveling zerg unit with a psi-detector to run around in space? If the psi-disruptor is sending out waves of Cerebrate-disrupting psi-signals, then all we'd need to do to locate it is to have a zerg unit with a psi-detector to simply move around a bit in space until it finds a direction in which the psi-disrupting waves come in faster intervals. Kind of like a reverse sonar, if that makes any sense. Could this plan work also?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:41 No.11889335
    Labbrate is unsure if the Disruptor could be tracked that way, but it can try, if we wish.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:42 No.11889348
    Try bringing three of registered psi emitters to the Overmind, to see if we can make contact with it.

    We can then try sending it the unregistered ones.
    Once the Overmind has imprinted itself on the psi emitters, we need to see if Zerg controlled by the Overmind will be able to continue telepathically communicating with us, or if we need to use only one signature to maintain the Zerg Swarm telepathic matrix.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:47 No.11889406

    Hmm. The reverse-sonar method might take a really long time if the psi-disruptor is broadcasting from a distant planet/system.

    I cast a vote for setting psi-detectors in the triangle formation. We can adjust them later if need be.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:48 No.11889426
    Labbrate reminds us that using an imprinted Emitter caused Araq to be put under our control, not the Overmind's. It worries about what this might mean.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:50 No.11889447
    When we do find Kingston, We are going to tentacle rape every cell in his body.

    With pain. Tentacles made of pain. We'll absorb his mind and give it to Bernie's mind to play with.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:53 No.11889486
    Send units out until they're out of the disrupter's influence, then have them test the boundaries of said influence until we have drawn a circle of the disruption. At the center of the circle will be the disruptor.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)21:53 No.11889490
    I'm sure that if Kingston knew we were saying these things, he would laugh.

    Damn Kingston.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:53 No.11889499

    Oh no we won't! We had a hard enough time suppressing the Bernie-urges the last time we subsumed him.

    As tempting as it is, Kingston is INFINITELY more useful as a part of our mind rather than having him mentally AND physically raped by Bernie-lings. Although at this point, I wouldn't really mind seeing him broken a bit before we infest him.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:54 No.11889512
    We could...put the Overmind under our control....

    Alright, send the unregistered psi emitters to the Overmind. The problem is that we're going to have to retool all of our currently produced psi emitters with the ones registered to the Overmind.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)21:58 No.11889552
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    Have we so soon forgotten our goal?

    Colony Drop on Tarsonis!
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:01 No.11889586

    You mean planet drop.

    But that's more or less the last resort, isn't it? Didn't we have a plan to execute Mengsk's plan to take control of the Confed. Defense grid?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:04 No.11889610
    We did, until Kingston happened.

    With the psi disruptor, I don't think we can pull it off. Not unless we distribute thousands of psi emitters throughout the Swarm in order to have enough Zerg to pull off the plan.

    ...Of course...if we could time the disabling of the Psi Disruptor with the warping in of Zerg-controlled Protoss warp gates into the Tarsonis system...
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:10 No.11889681
    Cerebrate, can Labbrate give us a progress report on how well it's doing attempting to either manufacture a Protoss warp gate, or a Zerg equivalent?
    We need to create stable endpoints for the warp network if we're going to use it in our battle plans.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:11 No.11889690

    This may be a side-effect of us having the ability to become a separate, distinct entity similar to the Overmind.

    I wonder how the Overmind will take to us having the capability to become another, independent Overmind equivalent.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:12 No.11889696
    We move the unimprinted Psi Emitters up toward the Overmind. A calming Presence fills our mind.

    "Well done, My Child. Your ingenuity has begun to mend My broken Swarm. I see that you have unintentionally suborned Araq. This is distressing, but We may deal with this in good time. For now, We must deal with this Terran treachery."

    The Overmind seems to expect a plan. Immediately. What shall we do?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:14 No.11889711
    Labbrate had to halt its research when everything that makes the Swarm what it is ceased to be...
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:16 No.11889742
    We outline a modified version of our original plant to attack Tarsonis, the heart of the Confederacy.
    We will first find the location of the Psi Disruptor, then, using Tsinoseng, we will disrupt it ourselves. This will provide us with the window of opportunity, to send one of the smaller broods to secure the Psi Disruptor, so that we may examine it for future defense purposes.
    The larger broods will mount their assault on Tarsonis and the Tarsonis Defense Grid.
    We will enact our triple-tiered plan, culminating in the nuking of Tarsonis with cloaked nukes if Plans A and B fail.
    All of our forces will have psi emitters with the Overmind's signature, in case there is a second Psi Disruptor.

    If possible we will also use Tsinoseng to use the Protoss warp network to bolster our offensive in the Tarsonis system.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:17 No.11889745

    We should do the psi-detector triangulation thing. Maybe starting with getting some psi-detectors on the remotest reaches of our territory.


    We should also do this, if we can afford the psi-emitters. Or try to get some drones and such far outside the reach of the psi-disruptor so we can start building/spawning auxiliary forces.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:23 No.11889837

    Also, just out of curiosity, which sub-cerebrates/uberlords do we have under our control right now?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:27 No.11889869
    OP, you still here?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:28 No.11889879
    We have all of our cerebrates, as well as Araq. Our forces are still highly fragmented. We estimate that perhaps a third of our forces are dead, though we will have to wait to regain complete control before we can be sure.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:29 No.11889892
    (Sorry. Marathon viewing of Daria in the background. I heart this show)
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:33 No.11889934
    We relay our plan to the Overmind. It seems to approve.

    Labbrate announces that we have all three modified Emitters constructed. We need only to place them and begin the triangulation. Where shall we place them?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:39 No.11889994

    Placing them at the farthest edges of our reach would be the most immediate thing we can do... but perhaps we can do something better.

    First, apologize profusely to the Overmind for inadvertently placing Araq under our control. Secondly, *very* *very* *VERY* humbly and ingratiatingly request if the Great Father of All can remember where the zerg brood started to go rampant first.

    The Overmind is probably omniscient as far as most of the zerg brood goes. If we could get a better idea of where the zerg started to run rampant first, that could save us some time in placing the psi-detectors in locations that are too remote to give us a good triangulation.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:40 No.11890008
    >We need only to place them and begin the triangulation. Where shall we place them?
    I would suggest uninhabited systems and the empty space between systems at the edges of Confederacy space.
    Avoid inhabited areas; we don't want Kingston getting any indication that we have started to regain control of our Brood.

    Continue production of psi emitters, but have them imprinted by the Overmind, and continue recover operations of all rogue Zerg, except for the Antiga system. Kingston likely still has that system under surveillance.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:40 No.11890015
    greatest dispersal would probably be best.

    One each on Auir, one on Zergworld, and the last one on our originating spot.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:42 No.11890034
    The Overmind waxes philosophical before essentially telling us that the Silence crept up on It as quickly as it crept up on us.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:45 No.11890061
    >Around Terran space

    >Aiur, Besilus, and a third location

    Zerg World, in orbit over Aiur, is far too close for a third spot.

    (What's the plan, kids?)
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:45 No.11890065
    How are recovery operations on Xenta and Aiur going?
    We should repair the Hyperion, finish the second Battlecruiser, and start development and construction of cloaked nukes. Labbrate will also need to see about creating stable warp endpoints for the warp network to use, as well as a strain of overlords specially suited to manipulating Tsinoseng.
    I know it's a lot, but our enemies are entrenched, building up their forces, and have a technological edge against us. We must not falter or we will be crushed.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:48 No.11890086
    Putting them around Terran space will give us the greatest amount of area to use for triangulation. As long as we don't warp out in a system, our chances of being detected should be virtually nil.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:50 No.11890096
    >Zerg World, in orbit over Aiur, is far too close for a third spot.

    Shoot it into SPAAAAAAAACEEEE
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:52 No.11890122
    Our forces are still in disarray as we develop a small network of Emitters.

    The Hyperion has only some damage, which we will have repaired soon. The second Battlecruiser is nearly completed, despite the setbacks. All of our nuclear facilities are on Antiga, which we have yet to send any Emitters to liberate.

    Labbrate has a lot of the Warp Network figured out, but it isn't optimistic about using it while a device is broadcasting interstellar interference that interrupts our very thoughts.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:54 No.11890137

    Which worlds do we currently have under our control or that are in our reach? I'm currently drawing a blank for any other planets we can fly to or that are on the periphery of our influence.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:55 No.11890145
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    Citybrate angrily declares that it does not have the resources for that. It sounds like Accountantbrate.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:55 No.11890150
    I'm serious, just shoot it into space and have it come to a stop wherever it's a good spot to do some triangulatin'
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:57 No.11890169

    Would Antiga be a good place to put the third psi-detector?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)22:57 No.11890175
    The only world we had control of before this that would be situated properly would be Antiga. Defensebrate is very wary of this.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)22:58 No.11890181
    Sorry, I should have been more clear. I meant shoot the last Emitter into space
    >> ibot 08/30/10(Mon)23:01 No.11890212
    Uhh, nukes at antiga?
    Antiga i either a wasteland or fine.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:02 No.11890220

    Or load it into a fast zerg flyer. It's almost too convenient that Antiga is in the perfect spot to counteract the effects of the psi-disruptor.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:03 No.11890227
    Have you forgotten that Antiga is where Kingston attacked us with nukes, and where he had forces observing the effects of the psi disruptor?

    Do we have any Protoss Observers? Their cloaked systems might be enough to fool any Confederacy sensor short of a science vessel, and even then, Kingston would think that it's the Protoss having a look around, and not us.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)23:06 No.11890257
    We have no observers. Feneschal made sure all sensitive materials like that were lost to us.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:06 No.11890258
    Am I the only one in this entire fucking thread that seems to remember what the fuck happened at Antiga Prime last session?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:08 No.11890279
    Alright, if no observers, do we know if the Protoss carriers can hide the presence of Zerg on them from Terran scanners?
    I would rather not send cloaked overlords, in case they have a science vessel to detect them, but I don't want to tip our hand about captured Protoss technology even more.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:12 No.11890322
    thirding (or am i seconding?)
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)23:14 No.11890346
    It may be possible to cloak the fleshlings that pilot them, and/or run the engines with more interference, possibly masking their signature (though the Terrans may notice the lack of a pilot or notice the change in engine signature, assuming they have scans of carriers to compare to).
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:14 No.11890347
    Where do you want the Detectors? In the void between systems spread throughout Terran space, or 2 on planets we control and 1 sent in a random direction into space?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:17 No.11890380
    1 on Auir, 1 on Besilus, and 1 at whatever point in space would create a triangle with the other emitters.

    Forget about "all Terran space", that will take too long to get in position.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:18 No.11890400
    Alright. No Protoss Carriers, then. Them, the battlecruisers, and cloaked nukes (when we build them) are our trump cards.

    Prepare a cloaked overlord with a psi emitter to warp to the Antiga system. It is to warp in far outside the system itself, and slowly work it's way towards Antiga Prime, watching out for any signs of Confederacy ships. At the slightest hint that Kingston is still there, have the bug out and return via a complex series of warp jumps intended to throw trackers off its trail, before coming to rest in Aiur where it will help in the restoration effort.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)23:24 No.11890477
    (Sounds like a plan. All aboard, or are we still deciding?)
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:27 No.11890526
    Since more people seem to want to go with the 'Psi Detectors on Planets' idea, go with that for finding the location of the Psi Disruptor.

    Go with this >>11890400
    to check on the Antiga System, to see if it's safe to come back, or if we need to build Terran nuclear missile silos on Xenta instead.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:39 No.11890675

    Sounds good enough. If the psi-disruptor is close, it'll be triangulated anyhow.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)23:44 No.11890736
    The overlord enters the system and immediately cloaks. It shuffles, as slow as always, toward Antiga Prime.

    As it approaches, almost aimlessly, we find a disturbing picture. Kingston is here. Rather, his Confederacy is here.

    Four Terran battlecruisersare hovering over the planet, along with what appear to be dozens of squadrons of wraiths. Dropships travel back and forth from the surface to the two massive Science Vessels in orbit.

    The overlord could slip around the range of the Science Vessels and recon the surface if we wished, but the modified Psi Emitter may give it away when activated. Attempt to see what Kingston is up to?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:49 No.11890806
    Tempting... but we can figure out what Kingston is doing after we locate (and subsequently overload) the Psi-disruptor.

    We may be able to surprise his forces by assuming control of our Zerg forces below him (and possibly inside his ships) before he sets up an appreciable defense.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/30/10(Mon)23:52 No.11890836
    So, pick another world? Activate the Emitter where it is (there's still a slight risk of discovery)?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:55 No.11890871
    No, I say recall the overlord.

    Here's the changes to the plan that I've got:
    We have a 3-pronged attack, scheduled to commence when we disable the Psi Disruptor.

    One of the small Broods will go to the planet where the Psi Disruptor is located, to secure it for study by Labbrate. We need to know how they built the Disruptor, so that we can defend against similar weapons in the future.

    Jormungandr and Garm Broods will attack Tarsonis, aided by the ZergWorld. They will carry out our triple-tiered battleplan, with the Protoss Carriers using their orbital lasers instead of using cloaked nukes.

    A third force will come here to Antiga Prime and recapture it. Kingston will be forced to either send these forces back to Tarsonis, or keep them here to prevent us from recapturing Antiga Prime.

    We should consider the possibility of crashing meteors with Infestation spores in order to attempt to subvert the Terran forces here in Antiga.
    Has Labbrate completed the high virulence strain of spore?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:56 No.11890886

    How long would the psi-detector have to remain active for us to get a good idea of where the psi-disruptor is?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:58 No.11890913

    If we're going with this plan, where should we put the psi-detector? Maybe some uninhabited planet somewhere?

    Starcraft really needs a galactic sourcemap or something.

    And captcha, how the hell do you expect me to type a sideways "B"?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/10(Mon)23:58 No.11890917
    Have the Overlord do a long-range scan of the surface, without activating the Psi Detector.
    Once we have a grasp of what Kingston is doing, have the Overlord go to the edge of the system again and warp to an uninhabited system to activate the Psi Detector.
    We don't want to tip off Kingston if we can avoid it.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:00 No.11890940
    Addendum: All three forces are scheduled to come out of warp the exact instant that the Psi Disrupter is itself disrupted.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:01 No.11890949
    Of course. Use the Psi Detector in some uninhabited system where Kingston's men aren't around.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:03 No.11890979
    Between 5 and 15 minutes. It might be long enough for the Terrans to trace the signal, assuming they detect it.

    Recall the overlord, and send it where?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:05 No.11891004
    I like this.

    >finally oppriess
    damn right.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:05 No.11891006
    If the Overlord can scan the surface of the planet while staying outside the scanner range of the Science Vessel, do so. We need to know if our Zerg and Terran facilities have survived on the surface.
    Then when it pulls out, have it go to an uninhabited system to set up the Psi Detector.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:08 No.11891044
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    Important note from Labbrate: We can't be sure that destroying the Disruptor will immediately return control to us. We may still have to reassociate units with our Brood through the Emitters, though it will probably be permanent.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:09 No.11891060
    Can we harden the psi emitters, or put them into a missile warhead casing, so that they could be orbitally inserted onto Antiga Prime?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:13 No.11891105
    The overlord is actually held in our sway entirely by that single Emitter. We could drop the Emitter in orbit, but we would lose control of the overlord, leaving the Emitter for Kingston's troops to discover.

    It may try. We can't be absolutely sure.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:14 No.11891110

    Hmm... if Tsinoseng can be used to fry the Psi-disruptor, could it possibly be used to broadcast our Cerebrate brain-waves in the same manner? Or those of the Overmind's?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:16 No.11891127
    No, no. I meant the psi emitters being built back on Xenta. I was wondering if, when we assault Antiga Prime, if instead of going around with an overlord and a psi emitter to regain control of rogue zerg while the fighting is going on, if we could simply launch the psi emitters towards the planet so that we could catch the Confederate troops in a pincer maneuver.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:17 No.11891143
    It could, conceivably, be used that way once the Disruptor is disabled. If we used it that way now, we would lose control as fast as we gained it.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:18 No.11891155
    >It may try. We can't be absolutely sure.
    Have it try. We need to know if we can recover this planet.
    We also can't allow any research data that they are collecting to leave the science vessel; they are undoubtedly going to try to create an anti-Zerg virus or chemical agent.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:19 No.11891161
    This is a good plan, actually.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:21 No.11891182
    >This is a good plan, actually.
    Thanks. Have Labbrate attempt to implement this.
    Spawn more overlords if he needs more assistants.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:26 No.11891232
    It moves around the edges of the Science Vessels' detection ranges as it approaches Antiga Prime.

    As it casts about with its numerous eyes and its psionic perceptions, it detects its fellow zerg from inside fortified dropships. It looks to the surface, and notes that the Creep has been burned away from great swathes of the surface, surrounded on its edges by fences.

    Structures we do not recognize surround the Creep...camps.

    There are many Terrans, here.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:27 No.11891239

    That's probably a safer bet than using Tsinoseng to broadcast our brainwaves to control wayward zerg.

    Although it would be all sorts of awesome to fry the psi-disruptor, then potentially regain control of all of our forces planetwide in two broadcasts.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:30 No.11891269
    I think that's enough recon data.
    Have the overlord get out, making note of the Confederate space assets, their numbers, and location relative to the rest of the system. All information that Warbrate will need when formulating a plan of attack.

    Once the Overlord is safely out of the system, have it warp to an uninhabited star system to set up the psi detector.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:38 No.11891350
    As the overlord begins to pull away, Warbrate very suspiciously observes that the dropships that pass by seem to change course abruptly when they get within a certain distance from the overlord.

    If Warbrate had eyes, we are sure that they would be narrowed.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:40 No.11891384
    FUCK! Our cover's been blown!
    Have the Overlord continue on as planned.
    Most likely Kingston is already cooking something up.

    Triple all production back on Xenta, and tell all cerebrates and the Overmind that we must increase the rate of regaining control of our brood. Can we build the Terran facilities needed to construct psi emitters on any other planets beside Xenta?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:43 No.11891404


    They either know that the overlord is special in some way or they know about the psi-emitters. Or can detect the psionic emissions from the emitters.

    Time to bug out? (pun not intended)
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:43 No.11891413
    We need to proceed on the assumption that Kingston already knows that we have regained some control over our Brood.

    Now is not the time to conserve resources, Citybrate and Accountantbrate; strip uninhabited planets down to the core for minerals and vespene gas. We need the ZergWorld and the Swarm ready.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:44 No.11891423
    Have the overlord use multiple warp jumps before finally settling on an uninhabited system to activate the psi detector.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)00:46 No.11891448
    Given enough time, we could construct those facilities anywhere. Realistically, we could build them within a few weeks.

    The overlord continues on its course. We notice that one of the Science Vessels is firing up its engines.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:48 No.11891458


    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:50 No.11891488
    Have the overlord warp out, and initiate a set of random warp jumps to throw off the science vessel.
    After 4 or 5 warps, activate the psi detector while sending the overlord on a course straight into the nearest star, or black hole if we can find one. I don't want Kingston getting a single screw from our Psi Detector or a single cell sample from the overlord.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)00:50 No.11891494
    Gah! I meant to include "Warp out while we're still beyond sensor range"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:02 No.11891635

    Voting for this option. We CANNOT let Kingston know HOW we regained control of part of our swarm!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:04 No.11891660
    We launch the overlord into Warp Space before it breaks the atmosphere, a dangerous move. It bursts painfully into a nearby star system. It does not wait for its pursuers or to orient itself, and immediately jumps again. And again. And again. The overlord, as by extension, we, have not caught our bearings, and would have significant trouble pinpointing where it is.

    That is, apart from being no more than four feet from a Protoss observer that is suddenly beeping excitedly.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:06 No.11891672
    Get a quick bearing on where we then, then warp out again!
    The location of the Protoss is invaluable, and the Observers have no weapons.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:08 No.11891690

    Okay. So we've accidentally stumbled onto new protoss territory. Or at least a listening post.

    Don't freak out. Stay calm. Deep breath.


    But enough of that. Have the Overlord recover its orientation so that it can pinpoint its location, then spam the hell outta that psi-detector!
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:11 No.11891713
    I think we should warp near a star first. Even worse than Kingston getting ahold of our psi detector, would be Feneschal and the Protoss.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:12 No.11891730
    You've agreed to figure out where you are, but not whether to stay here or not.

    The overlord turns slowly, taking in the constellations. It is tired from the atmospheric jump, followed by sudden, unplanned jumps.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:13 No.11891734
    As long as there are no Protoss attack craft in the vicinity, we should be okay to get our bearings and find out what system this is. Then we need to activate the psi detector while heading towards the star.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:16 No.11891776

    Whichever gets us closer to a star for the Overlord to valiantly sacrifice its life after activating the psi-detector.

    Mental note: have Artisanlord compose eulogy or appropriate artistic piece to honor fallen Overlord if this works.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:19 No.11891809
    So, if the Overlord is near this system's star, then we'll use that. Otherwise, warp to another system and activate the Psi Detector there.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:22 No.11891844
    The overlord determines its location just as a cadre of Protoss scouts come out of Warp very closeby.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:25 No.11891874
    Warp out immediately!
    Leave them a psionic trollface.jpg as the overlord warps out.
    Destination: closest uninhabited star system, come out close to the primary star.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:25 No.11891882
    communicate with them, spam a message
    "The terrans are doing something! We barely got away!"
    Then warp randomly for 7 jumps.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:28 No.11891919

    Do this. The sooner (and safer) we can activate the psi-detector, the better!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:29 No.11891933
    >Say something to the Protoss before we run away

    I like this idea. What do we say?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:31 No.11891965
    "Aiur is the now the Zerg Overmind's bitch"
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:31 No.11891971
    "Bitches be fucked when Kingston hears bout this!"

    or something... hell, I don't know.

    And hey, sorry about my absence for the past quests... monday is my gaming night with my group.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:31 No.11891973
    Tag your it,

    but seriously, hello first ones, soon you will join us
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:32 No.11891979

    We might have something here to make the protoss think that the Terrans have control of us... and are using us to either chart out or serve as shock troopers for expansion.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:33 No.11892000
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    How about "You gonna get raped, just like Aiur"
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:36 No.11892037
    As much as I'd like to, I don't want to think about Kingston allying with Feneschal when they finally start talking with each other after fighting a bit.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:37 No.11892055

    call me a nerd, or whatever, but how bout the classic "all your base are belong to us"
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:38 No.11892067
    All your ancestral homeworld are belong to us?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:38 No.11892068

    Veni vidi vici.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:40 No.11892086
    works for me!


    wtf captcha???
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:41 No.11892095

    Or we could so totally mess with their heads with this.

    Something about a desperate warning about a prophecy about a great darkness coming that will sweep up terran, protoss, and zerg alike until nothing but dust and sorrow remains.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:41 No.11892097
    Am I the only one who thinks sticking around for a oneliner is a bad idea, esp with Scouts around?
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:43 No.11892111
    I'm okay with throwing out a one-liner as we warp out. I'm not comfortable with anything longer than 1.5 seconds to say.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:43 No.11892112
    we are eching into the warp, and besides, talking is a free action!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:44 No.11892127
    I see what you did, there.

    Knowing the Protoss, they'd eat that shit up and have loopy visions of the end of the universe and whatnot.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:47 No.11892154
    compressed image for when they follow our warp trail then?

    and give them a view of the protoss working with the zerg and terran against a black shadow, with an image of Jim raynor infested holding the line or something....
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:47 No.11892155
    Alright, but do it in the psionic voice of one of our captured Protoss. Make it seem like he had been fighting against our control, and was able to make a desperate last-ditch effort to warn the remaining Protoss before becoming consumes by the Swarm again.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:49 No.11892172
    terran voice!
    we dont want them to know we can infest them just yet.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:49 No.11892176
    Wow. It's much later than I thought.

    Once we've got our one-liner down, I'm going to have to crash.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:50 No.11892192
    Aw...we didn't really got a lot done this session...

    Anyway, I'm voting for the cryptic prophecy in the Terran voice.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)01:52 No.11892216

    "Brothers... the darkness approaches... the children of the gods must unite, or all is lost... I cannnot... knot... maintain...."

    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:52 No.11892222
    Hey Cerebrate Anon...
    would it be possible to move it to a different day?
    I can't make it to Mondays for a good couple months most likely.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:55 No.11892248
    its got my vote.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)01:57 No.11892274
    Seems like Wednesday nights would be alright for me. I suppose. There aren't any other major quests on Wednesdays, are there?

    I don't know, I thought we were going for witty instead of psychological warfare. Are we not doing that?
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)01:59 No.11892295
    rolled 6532 = 6532

    rolling, odds is witty one liner, evens is mind-fuck
    ending in a zero is both if you can do it.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:02 No.11892323

    I dunno. Maximum trolling would dictate to mess with their heads enough so that they start doubting everything in the universe that they currently know. I mean, we can say "all your base are belong to us" and they'll be annoyed for a bit. But with this, they'll probably debate it to hell and back and go over long arguments with their scholars and investigate ancient texts/xel'naga ruins and consult with everyone and cause huge controversy and stuff.

    If they don't take it seriously, they'll brush it off like our witty one-liner. If they do take it seriously, we may have bought ourselves some time.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:04 No.11892350
    Let's go for psychological warfare. That's one of the reasons we came into existence, after all.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:16 No.11892471
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    As we prepare the overlord for another jump, we transmit the voice of one of the Protoss we have back under our sway. We infuse the message with layers of half-formed images.

    The message itself is relatively incoherent, babbling that the Protoss must ally themselves with the Terrans AND the Zerg if they hope to, to, losing control, heed my words, brothers etc etc.

    We kind of phone the performance in, but the scouts stall as they dissect the meaning and images we've given them. We close the message with a cryptic visual burst of a famous vista of Aiur, coated from beach to mountain with Creep, the air dotted with mutalisks and overlords.

    We think they'll enjoy that last part. It's a kind of personal touch.

    The overlord jumps away without taking so much as a single round of fire. We jump it about a few times before letting it rest as we activate the Psi Emitter in its folds.

    The triangulation begins. Next week, we find the Disruptor and save the Swarm.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:20 No.11892502
    So, what day next week?
    Monday, Wednesday, or some other day?
    LoliQuest and STALKER Quest 2 don't seem to have settled on a schedule yet.

    Wednesday nights I can't start until a little after 10PM EST.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:22 No.11892539
    First things first. Archive:

    I don't know. I have trouble telling just who is for and against stuff, what with the whole Anonymous thing. Does anybody have a problem with moving to Wednesday?
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)02:23 No.11892546
    rolled 1759 = 1759

    so 2 am ish for me then?
    meh. ill survivue. I am okay with wednesdays.
    I just cant do mondays.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)02:24 No.11892556
    rolled 3533 = 3533

    I would suggest everyone name themselves after some kind of cerabrate then...

    And do you guys mind if I try to steer us into the direction of only one race, one superpower, all fall under the might of the swarm and bernies rape?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:26 No.11892574
    Hrm. Gotta think of new shit to throw at you guys, before you rape both of the other species to death...
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)02:28 No.11892590
    rolled 7988 = 7988

    starcraft 2 plotline mayhaps?
    or secret starcraft broodwar add on?
    the one with Duran doing his hybrid shit?

    And by the way, if we ever see Duran, he dies.
    no exceptions. we broadcast his death too.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:28 No.11892596
    Ok, so...we'll try out Wednesday next week, then.

    Gives me extra time to plot and/or scheme.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:29 No.11892604
    I think the Psi Disruptor was quite enough. Not to mention the entire Koprulu Sector is now rapidly militarizing against us, and Kingston has developed some kind of technology that either let's him detect cloaked vessels beyond the range of a science vessel or is small enough to put on a transport, or he's developed a psionic detector able to detect our presence in spite of a cloaking field.
    The Protoss still have most of their heavy war machines, and any planet they evacuated to is guaranteed to be swarming with their vessels.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)02:34 No.11892646
    rolled 6895 = 6895

    true... how are we going to combat this? lets come up with some new zerg strains.

    I always liked the idea of cloaked zerglins... or cloaked anything zerg.

    Or... put the power of a nuke, and combine with zergling to get something more powerful than a baneling by a magnitude, faster, and less fragile...

    Ultralisk which dies spawns zerglings?

    Ultralisk with belly mounted cannon that fires banelings?

    Overlord with mounted guns?

    Ultralisk with harness and gausslings ontop as a way of getting around places?

    larva with psi emitters built into them? or overlords at the very least.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:37 No.11892669
    Man, SCII didn't make any goddamn sense within the narrative.

    Suddenly, the Overmind wasn't actually gloating about how much he FUCKING LOVED his quest to eat the Protoss and shit perfection? Now it was something he hated, and he was screaming the whole time?

    Somehow, Arcturus went from barely being able to scrape up a goddamn escape pod to get away from the last mission of Brood War to being Emperor again?

    All of a sudden, Tassadar didn't really die, and is some kind of ghost haunting the Overmind?

    Suddenly, the Swarm doesn't already include the genetic code, memories, technology, and knowledge of 99% of the Xel'Naga, because the second alien beings they ever assimilated into the Swarm was THE ENTIRE GODDAMN SPECIES?

    All of a sudden, Arcturus has a 20-year-old son?

    I tried very hard not to be an uptight, canon-driven grognard, but it's like they didn't even try. I liked the game as a game, but as a part of the Starcraft universe, I hated it with a fiery passion.

    Why would the Xel'Naga even HAVE an uninfestor? I mean, assuming they were all retard prescients who realized they would need an uninfestor, but never asked why their entire race would be extinguished by the time it was used, it still wouldn't make any sense for them to build an artifact that reverses the exact biological processes that make something have Purity of Essence. That's the exact opposite of everything their civilization was hot for.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:38 No.11892684
    Heh. Crazy Kingston theories.

    >be clegleg
    No, Captcha. He's not a clegleg. This isn't a '40s pulp novel.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 08/31/10(Tue)02:42 No.11892721
    rolled 2911 = 2911

    I haven't played it... but at this point there isnt much of a point to follow any cannon at all.

    Hell, we may even want to move to being extra-gealactic, and encounter real SPACHE MAREENS....

    or dem halo dudes.
    or dem asari dudes.
    or dem pokemons dudes.

    At least gameplay was designed well from what I saw... though a couple of zerg units could be done better.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:43 No.11892729
    >Crazy Kingston theories.
    With the kind of shit that Kingston has pulled, I don't think these are crazy at all.
    It's not paranoia if the other guy is perfectly capable of stealth nuking you.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:47 No.11892762
    Like I said, I loved the game as a game.

    I just hated its disregard for the lore.

    So I play it like you'd play a fan sequel (or, you know, a 4chan quest thread...), and try to ignore the more blatant contradictions.

    Really, the little cutscenes after you meet Valerian are all pretty badass. Even if the plot leading up to them doesn't necessarily hold together.

    Also, Artanis shouting "March forward boldly, and without fear!" was happymaking.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:47 No.11892763
    You just watched the videos on youtube didn't you? Talk to Hanson after one of the artifact missions and she tells you that the artifacts you are gathering are a few thousand years old, instead of the usual few million years old that every other Xel'naga artifact that's ever been recovered has been. From an archeology standpoint those things are almost brand fucking new. I hate it when people criticize the story without even knowing all of it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)02:50 No.11892783
    Except how Blizzard made a big deal about how they revised the timeline so the Xel'Naga stuff only happened a few thousand years ago instead of millions.

    I'm ok with that (hell, that's much less retarded that retroactively deciding that the Overmind's entire mission that he burned his way across the galaxy for--infesting the Protoss--is LOLIMPOSSIBLE).
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:56 No.11892833
    1) Blizzard is not the company it once was and which account for problems 1,2,4, and 6 because they dont give 2 shits about the franchise

    2) It was covered in the books (hardly at all) that adun/tassadar Ascended into a higherplane of existance from using both psi types at once

    3) Valerian is a plot device invented to fuel the retarded story they didnt even try on so dont read into him as being an actual character rather than an outlet for plot movement

    sorry that I just did that but You shouldnt have brought up sc2 /tg/
    Its a sore spot for me
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)02:58 No.11892853
    Valerian is from the novels, they didn't invent him solely for the plot of the game, same with Matt, Tosh, and a few other characters.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)03:03 No.11892883
    Like I said, it's a great game, and if you grit your teeth and remember that the creators have been sleeping for 10 years and imagine that they had to come up with the plot from scratch in an hour-long planning session, then it's an amazing try.

    And pieces of it are great. Toppling Mengsk with his own words was fantastic. Jimmy carrying an uninfested Sarah into the sunlight was epic. The sudden appearance of Mengsk's hologram shouting at Valerian gave me chills.

    I just wanted them to work within the system they already had.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)03:03 No.11892890
    I read the books bra, I remember

    It was in the same books that had the stuff about Adun/tassadar

    sorry to be a dick about this but put 2 and 2 together

    >captcha encyclopedia nesigiel
    yea I know im pathetic for reading books based on a video game but I promis it will never happen again captcha
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)03:06 No.11892917
    That's great, but "the novels" shouldn't be able to do shit like invent full-grown children of somebody who's supposed to have lost his entire family as his main motivation for being who he is.

    I don't accept that Luke Skywalker can move moons with the Force, I don't accept that Kirk blew up the Borg homeworld with a hand phaser, and I don't accept that Mengsk's biography failed to mention a son who was also somehow completely invisible during his rise to power.

    Call me a purist.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 08/31/10(Tue)03:09 No.11892933
    Oh, /tg/, you clever bitch.

    I need to sleep, now.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)03:10 No.11892940
    It's called keeping him a secret so his enemies won't try to kill his son to get to him, or hey it turns out the assassins missed one of them or never knew he had a son, or even Arcturus didn't know about him until relatively recently. These aren't exactly new concepts.
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)03:11 No.11892952
    I hold no grudge against you brother, for we are all betrayed children, forgotten by our beloved gods, and all that we have are each other and the memories of the world we once knew and once loved
    >> Anonymous 08/31/10(Tue)03:14 No.11892967
    Why didn't you just type THEY CHANGED IT NOW IT SUCKS? Would have saved you some time.

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