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    37 KB Zerg Quest LV Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)20:58 No.16458541  

    Our forces on Gamma Dorian huddle at the surface, between the mouth of the tunnels we dug and the entrances to the Terran complex. We don't know if they're infected with...whatever Kingston has released.

    We have quarantined the world. The overlords are not leaving the atmosphere, and they're not carrying any potentially-infected Zerg. Nobody in. Nobody out.

    It's been forty-five minutes since we lost contact with the Zerg in Kingston's lab. There's been nothing but the humming of the facility's air scrubbers, pumping air for the dead Terrans.

    Raynor has regained consciousness. He has not attempted to break our hold on his mind, again.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:00 No.16458554
    Send in a single zergling wearing a hazmat suit, with a nuke set to allow us to remote detonate, and a camera.

    Since I dislike nuke from orbit, but agree that its the only way to be sure.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:03 No.16458592
    1 for breaking quarantine for a hand-delivered nuke

    I feel like both of those things are hefty enough to call for votes...
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:03 No.16458598
    ((Same poster.))
    Actually, send in a crew of zerglings.

    airdropped of course with a shuttle that we then fly into the sun.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:06 No.16458630

    Do we have any functional Terminators? I recall that we might've began production of a handful of them before. If we have any, get them down on the ground right away.

    In the meantime, assemble some infested marines/firebats/whatever with intact armor/powersuits. Or SCVs. Or all of them, whatever we have on hand. Those suits are meant to handle hard vacuum, they should be able to defeat any airborne pathogen so long as the infested terrans inside use their suit's oxygen stores instead of the ambient air.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:10 No.16458682
    bump because zerg quest, Fuck yeah.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:11 No.16458690
    We never built androids, as we would have had no direct link to them (at best, we would have been dependent on Cyberbrate) and they were very expensive.

    We have a contingent of ghosts (who are not vacuum-ready), as well as hydralisks and zerglings.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:12 No.16458694
    Voting that we have Cyberbrate prepare out Kingstonator Butler to be transferred to Gamma Dorian. Have a dropship outfitted with the necessary repeater equipment so that Cyberbrate can maintain radio contact with the Terminator as it enter the facility to find out what's going on.

    Have 100 nukes standing by to nuke the site from orbit, just in case.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:13 No.16458704
    That's not entirely true: we have the Kingston Butler/Terminator we made. We can use that.
    Also it'll be funny to see Kingston's reaction.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:15 No.16458737
    (DRAT! You're right! I completely forgot about our robot butler. I'm a fool! A FOOL, I SAY!)

    1 vote for Zergling-delivered nuke
    1 vote for Robot Butler action
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)21:17 No.16458762
    Vote for both actions.

    Just in case, you know? (Redundancy would include us sending in a protoss or infested terran too...)
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:20 No.16458792

    Send in the Robot butler. Make sure he has ample munitions and armoring and other hacking counter-measures along with him.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:23 No.16458826
    1 vote for Zergling-delivered nuke
    2 votes for Robot Butler action

    Get off that fence!
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)21:25 No.16458852
    Butler it is.

    But with heavy ordinance.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:26 No.16458867
    (Whoa. Roger Waters played In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters? Excitement!)
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)21:26 No.16458874
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:35 No.16458968
    Robot Butler with Nuke.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:37 No.16458993
    (Good job. Prompt service. I like it)

    Our Kingston lookalike robot is suited up with a very large gun and some grenades. Labbrate sets up a very nice digital projection set for the holo feed Cyberbrate is receiving from the unit during its trip to Gamma Dorian.

    Its dropship careens into the atmosphere, the flames of reentry licking at its surface. It comes around to the landing site, just meters away from one of our tunnels. The ship, having been piloted by the android, sets down and deactivates. The figure stepping out is almost a perfect duplicate of the man in the lab below. It begins the trek downward, through our tunnels, and into the Bunker level of the underground facility.

    The first thing we notice is that the bodies are gone. Both Zerg and Terran, the corpses of our fight to Kingston's lab are missing. In some places, there are large streaks of blood leading toward the center of the facility. Toward the lab.

    The dull thump of the machine's feet is the only active sound as it continues inward, accompanied by the faint background noises: the blinking of damaged lights, the light sizzle of arcing electricity in broken circuits, and the humming of the fans bringing air that our machine does not breathe.

    It approaches the blast door to the lab, and finds it resealed. If it was simple to break the code before, breaking it with a machine's finesse will be even simpler.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:38 No.16459001

    This happened.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:44 No.16459048
    >no nuke
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)21:44 No.16459051
    Oh great, Kingston has zombies... or something. Are our gausslisk vacuum-sealed? We need to support out Butler. Also, when we break down the door be sure to have the Butler say "Hello Ugly."
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:45 No.16459064

    I don't suppose we have any scanners on our butler? If he could see anything past the door through density scanners or x-ray vision, do so.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:49 No.16459103
    Now that we control the rest of the facility, and we have Cyberbrate with an asset on-site, are there any security cameras we can suborn to take a look inside the lab to see what's going on before we go in?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:49 No.16459115
    The door rolls open slowly, revealing something...new.

    Strewn about the room are bodies, both Zerg and Terran. Most are not moving. Some twitch or writhe, and there are two Zerglings dragging the lifeless ones to the center of the room. There is what appears to be a human brain almost two meters tall. It pulses and shudders as if unused to life. Where the brain stem would lead to a body, part of what appears to be a medical intensive care chamber is visible. Labbrate postulates that the machine is feeding the thing vital nutrients while it develops a working biology.

    Kingston is nowhere to be seen. Nothing has visibly responded to our robot's arrival.
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)21:51 No.16459135
    Kingston is the brain.
    Have robot download contents of the entire database, and then nuke it. Or at least fill it with radiation.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:53 No.16459165
    Shoot the fuck out of the brain.
    I am fucking sick of Kingston's shit. And I am fucking sick of taking it slow, trying to figure him out. IT DOESN'T WORK.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:55 No.16459189
    Kill the two zerglings. Watch for a reaction. Access and download everything in the medical database. Make sure our firewalls and anti-virus have had their subscriptions renewed and updated with the latest fixes.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)21:55 No.16459193
    >Irradiate it to death
    >Shoot it to death

    Any other votes?
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)21:56 No.16459206
    If Kingston is trying to make a cerebrate of himself he need to DOMINATE HIM! FORCE HIM TO BE SUBSERVIENT TO THE WILL OF THE SWARM! Honestly, if we can psionically stop toss revival, and overpower a berserked cerebrate, we can take on an oversized brain. Keep in mind, we try this after we sweep the entire complex.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)21:57 No.16459219

    Kingston may be attempting to become an Overmind. Or one of his patsies.

    See if we can download anything or get any vital information without getting detected. IN the meantime, prep nukes and get our carriers ready to glass the planet.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:00 No.16459252
    Why do you guys want Kingstonbrate running around?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)22:00 No.16459259
    (Download from...what?)

    >Irradiate it to death
    >Shoot it to death
    >Strong-arm it with our might brainmeats
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)22:01 No.16459276
    I'm not, but I understand their thought process.

    But Kingston in charge of zerg is not a good thing.

    Yet If the data in the databanks is still there to replicate whatever he is doing, that will save us research into finding out exactly what the hell is going on.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:02 No.16459284
    Quick question. Do you have plans for if Kingston dies? Because I'd rather let him go free again if it means Zerg Quest continues.

    If you do have plans, burninate the fuck out of that brain.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:02 No.16459290
    don't forget the all important interim action of killing the two zerglings and downloading the archive.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:02 No.16459291
    Damn thing's created the Gravemind or someshit.
    Is Raynor still in there anywhere?
    In any case, I'd say we need to clean this place with nuclear hellfire.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:05 No.16459336

    You know what? We can probably download all that shit after we kill the fuck out of whoever that brain is. There's MORE than enough competition in the hivemind schtick with Dyles running around.

    Let us speak to Kingston's brain. WITH BULLETS AND/OR HIGH-INTENSITY EXPLODY THINGS.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:05 No.16459337
    Dyles is still around.
    UED is still around.
    Protoss are still around.
    Kerrigan is still around.
    Plenty of possible plot threads available.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:05 No.16459341
    +1 vote for radiation of giant brain
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:08 No.16459372
    I suddenly get the feeling that this brain is really really important and burning it will royally fuck us over.

    I need to stay away from Void Quest, lol.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:08 No.16459375
    You forget that Kerri is neutral to us, but the fact that fucking ADUN is back is the real threat.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:10 No.16459402
    No. This brain is a Bad Thing. We need to kill it.
    Neutral for how long?
    Also, I totally forgot about Adun.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:11 No.16459422
    Besides, if we want to kill it all we have to do is turn off the life support machine, and wait as this horror starves to death.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:13 No.16459447
    Adun, Khas, and Tassadar are alive, aren't they?
    If they haven't started a civil war to wipe out the dark templar yet, they probably will soon.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:13 No.16459454
    Kerrigan, neutral?, I would say she's our ally. Though Adun might be a problem, so far it has worked on our favour due to diplomacy.

    Anyway, kill the brain by any means necessary.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:13 No.16459455
    Until we actively go against her interests. Remember we're her crazy older brother, and I'm sure she loves us... somewhat.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:14 No.16459460
    No. No no no no.
    We must expedite the termination of life with a liberal dosage of BOOLITS. We can shoot out the life support at the same time.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:14 No.16459476

    Kerrigan's been a 5.0 - 7.5 on a scale of 10 on the alliance list. She was very wary of us after we discovered her after the death of the Overmind on Aiur. BUT, she calmed down once we showed her that we weren't aiming to take over her brain and become the new Overmind by freaking her right the hell out with a rousing musical produced by our very own Artisanlord.

    Thus far, she doesn't consider us a true threat. This is probably due to the fact that she thinks we have space aspergers.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:15 No.16459484
    And while I'm afraid the computers will have some kind of important data, I'd say burn them too.

    Don't want some kind of Kingston AI taking over our Butlerbot.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:16 No.16459499
    My mistake, Khas is alive, we thought at the thing and made Adun stay dead. But Tassadar ans Zeretul are alive and well.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)22:16 No.16459503
    (Though, Kerrigan's probably only going to be an enemy if you seriously fuck things up. That one might even have to be deliberate)

    Raynor is in deep orbit, grumbling annoyedly about how small the ship's complement of hooch was.

    (We stopped Adun's resurrection. Khas is back, though. He and Tassadar are rebuilding the Protoss. The Dark Templar are down to about 10, so wiping them out is probably not a priority)

    (Alright. Let's get an accurate count of the votes, since I don't know which parts above are votes, or just arguments in favor of already-cast votes. Reply to this post with your vote. You can still argue, just don't quote this unless you're voting. First to three. And, go.)
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:17 No.16459517
    BTW cerebrate anon, record every second of the video feedback that cyberbrate gets, we might make it a special for ZergTV.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:18 No.16459533
    How can our butler be taken over if it doesn't link to the system? Who says we can't turn off the life support for the brain and then just sit a a desk and read the files one at a time.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:20 No.16459557
    To defeat the Kingstonbrate, shoot at it until it dies.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)22:20 No.16459559
    (Of course. Anything else would be uncivilized)

    (Possible, unless you blow the fuck out of the computers when you take out the brain. Like, say, by using a nuclear device of some sort)
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:20 No.16459564
    1) Download computer archives
    2) Turn off life support
    3) Dominate the thing is it seems like a good idea based on the data from the archives
    >> Codeki 09/28/11(Wed)22:20 No.16459567
    I vote with TUCAMP.
    If possible, turn off Life support for the brain and search for data.
    If not possible, burn the fuck out of everything.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:22 No.16459584
    We need to make a fast flying unit that can cloak/stealth, EMP a protoss army, and assassinate Observers & High Templars, perhaps by duct-taping a Ghost to a Mantalisk.

    A few of those will be damn useful for any upcoming fights with the Protoss (and there will probably be upcoming fights with the Protoss).
    >> Codeki 09/28/11(Wed)22:23 No.16459589

    Quick thought. Did we bring a nuke with?
    If so, set up a timer and remove the codes to turn it off from the bot's memory. That way, if it's taken over, it won't be for long.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:23 No.16459590
    Bullets in the brain would not cause damage to computers.
    Why do you guys not want to kill the evil brain thing (that is obviously Kingston trying to become a cerebrate) as quickly as possible?
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)22:24 No.16459607
    Same vote here

    And add on 4) prep a nuke if our domination fails.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)22:25 No.16459622
    >Shoot it dead: 1
    >Shut off its life support and roll a psionic grapple check: 2
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:25 No.16459624
    I also support TUCAMP's idea.

    Also we might want to make this a movie even, make Kingston a terminator (actually Voidgate in person) that then tries to become a cerebrate and kill everything in the universe, finally have InfestedRaynor kill the monster and roll the credits with EPIC music. Artisanlord will surely love the idea of an action/horror movie.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:25 No.16459626
    Chances are, Kingston's set up the brain in such a way that our psychic net will be fucked over if we try to infest it.
    Like, instead of connecting to a cerebrate or an overlord, we just get nimp dot net's last measure spammed at us over and over.
    I say we just kill the damn thing.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:26 No.16459631
    Because it needs organic matter to become bigger, maybe, and as long as we keep it from becomeing bigger it's just a creepy thing in a basement that we can kill at our leisure. I see no reason to rush into killing it, might as well make sure it's useless first.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:26 No.16459643
    Kill the zerglings, then the brain. We can read stuff after we're sure that Kingston is dead.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:29 No.16459666
    But the psionic grapple check come after we check the data from the archives. No sense in trying to grapple with it if its a landmine, but something that lets us make zombie zerg...
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:32 No.16459715
    I vote for physically restraining the brain and trying to bring it in intact. I still want Kingston alive, for true poetic justice.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)22:33 No.16459731
    The Kingstonator steps lightly over the bodies, staying out of the way of the Zerglings. It sits lightly at one of the terminals with power, and begins browsing files. Labbrate and Cyberbrate collaborate to move through the file system. From the files, it appears that Kingston personally took control of a research team's efforts to understand captured samples of our infestation viruses weeks ago. Immediately, the project showed extreme progress. In short order, parts of captured Zerg DNA were also analyzed, and the focus moved from study to controlled replication.

    According to the most recent logs, the new virus was completed by Kingston himself hours before Raynor's fleet arrived. After that, there is obvious evidence that the files have been tampered with and deleted. Almost all of the actual laboratory data is gone.

    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:34 No.16459738

    Shoot the brain.

    Thus begins our effort to create an elegant language to negotiate with Kingstonbrain. It will consist of hundreds of metal slugs fired at supersonic speeds via magnetic acceleration that will tear through the brainy parts. Whether Kingstonbrain can survive such a traumatic syntax will have to be tested rigorously in a scientific manner. Might as well start now.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:39 No.16459788
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    Is it afraid? Now I want to take it home and do science to it.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:45 No.16459863
    >Kingstonbrate developing in the middle of the room
    >sit down and read a nice book
    I am frowning so hard right now.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)22:47 No.16459880
    Despite the lack of hard data, the logs showed no sign that this...mass...was ever part of the plan. We doubt it's a trap. Labbrate wonders if Kingston might have lost control, and become some sort of feral proto-cerebrate.

    Either way, the carefully-placed grenade destroys the creature's life support. Immediately, and unsurprisingly, the Zerglings turn on the android. Cyberbrate guides the machine's hands as it fires at the rival Zerg, but we notice with some trepidation that the bodies on the floor, Zerg and Terran, are getting up. They all appear to be covered in lesions and only mostly recovered from their wounds, but they are advancing on the Kingston Butler. Cyberbrate orders it to retreat. The advancing group immediately breaks off a small band around a corridor that will allow them to head the machine off before it can reach the tunnel which is used to reach the facility, so Cyberbrate directs it toward the facility's actual structures. The stairs will work as fine as a tunnel.

    Meanwhile, we reach out with our thoughts, and feel the brain's psionic signature. It pulses to a sickeningly familiar beat. We attempt to wrap our consciousness around it, but run across what feel like tethers, and it begins to press back against us as Kingston's voice echoes into our thoughts:

    "Now, now, Cerebrate. I'll have none of that. You're being very, very rude. You burst into my home, murder my fellows, and now you want to steal my Big Brain? Unacceptable."

    Immediately, our units on the surface become hazy, dizzy, and finally, they blink out of our thoughts entirely.

    From orbit, we watch as they load into the overlords, and begin to leave the atmosphere.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:50 No.16459904


    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:50 No.16459906
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    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:50 No.16459907
    NUKE EVERYTHING, RIGHT NOW. Except Jimmy, he should get his ass out of the system.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:52 No.16459923
    Did we save the genetic information of the psychic blank creatures gland?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)22:52 No.16459932
    (To confirm, do you want Cyberbrate to get our Robot Butler off the planet, first?)
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)22:53 No.16459934
    >> Codeki 09/28/11(Wed)22:53 No.16459941
    no time, nuke everything on the planet. NOTHING CAN LEAVE THE SURFACE!
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:54 No.16459949


    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:55 No.16459961
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    Deploy any non-zerg assets we have to combat the threat. Get some scourge in there! Try to re-assert control over our former units!
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:55 No.16459964
    Indeed nuke everything until the whole planet glows. I was just trying to think ahead if something bad happens.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:56 No.16459971
    Unfortunately, the robot butler is doomed.
    Have it self-destruct to prevent Kingston from learning anything about robots from it. We can always build another robot butler.

    In fact, start making another Robot Butler.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)22:58 No.16459988

    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:00 No.16460009
    No nuke it all now. All hail the Kigstontron MK II
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:02 No.16460020
    If Kingston's got a comment
    Yo, I'll rebuke it.
    Check out your complex
    while the missiles NUKE it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:03 No.16460028
    Raynor mobilizes the battlecruiser to begin firing on the overlords as Toaster readies missiles on Nuke World. The lost Zerg spread out, making themselves as hard to hit as possible. The dropship on the surface fires up and begins making for the sky just as the missiles arrive.

    We feel a shudder of backlash as the explosions rip through the facility, then across the countryside, the forests, oceans, the polar ice caps, and back. Just ahead of the blasts, the dropship screams free of the atmosphere. It is severely damaged, but still flying.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:03 No.16460033
    Send everything to hell in a wave of nuclear fire.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:04 No.16460038
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    No. Have it self-destruct by overloading its fuel cells.
    And nuke the planet. Nothing leaves.
    Fire everything!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:04 No.16460044
    rolled 6 = 6

    (I forgot how to dice? How's that even happen?)
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:05 No.16460051
    Shuttles have no FTL capabilities, right?
    Shoot it anyway.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:06 No.16460054
    Destroy that dropship.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:07 No.16460074
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:09 No.16460088
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    Flowchart for possible events and what we should do to respond to them.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:10 No.16460099
    (Good for you guys! A 6!)

    Cyberbrate immediately informs us that the Kingston android was destroyed, and cannot possibly be piloting the dropship. Without a moment's hesitation, Raynor fires at the ship's engines, crippling them.

    He hails the ship, but it appears that the holovid system is down, so the reply comes in audio only. That's alright. We recognize Kingston by his voice.

    "Damn. That nearly worked, too. You have any idea how much it hurts to lose a brain like that? Oh. Right. I suppose you do."
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:10 No.16460107
    No. Shuttles have their own Warp drives.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:11 No.16460123
    rolled 2 = 2


    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:12 No.16460134
    Shoot him! SHOOT HIM!
    We already nearly lost an entire Zerg force to him 4 times! Don't let him have a 5th chance!
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:13 No.16460145
    "You had to get cocky boy, now you die." The we nuke the dropship.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:15 No.16460164
    Honestly, just nuke the dropship. I want the remains sterilized by radiation.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:15 No.16460167
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    No. No talking.

    Blast that shuttle into bits, then blast those bits into dust, then blast the dust into nothing.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:17 No.16460179
    >No talking

    Mixed signals.

    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:17 No.16460186
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    Okay, I've modified my flowchart heavily owing to new circumstances, hope this covers all the bases now
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:18 No.16460190
    Nuke him. That's our bbq.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:19 No.16460196
    No, it's a trick to catch metagamers! He has another smaller shuttle inside that shuttle, and the smaller shuttle's readying its warp drives right now!
    Nuke him and take no chances
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:19 No.16460202
    (I like you)
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:20 No.16460210
    Not falling for that one...Kingston is still infected by the virus, best option is to sterilize that portion of space, we can always use a robot for the BBQ, it won't be the same, but it's still something
    >> Codeki 09/28/11(Wed)23:20 No.16460213
    We've have the BBQ with a Kingston duplicate.
    That will work for our fury.

    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:21 No.16460224
    Nah it's not a metagamming trap, not CA's style. Doesn't change the fact that we nuke him dead. The loss of knowing what the hell that brain was will be missed, but I can live with that,
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:21 No.16460228
    Damn it! Why do you do this?
    I want to make him watch as we have a BBQ cookout at his family's home, but I don't want to take the chance that he could get away.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:23 No.16460244
    Just nuke it.
    We'll use a Kingstonator to stand in for the real Kingston.
    We're not taking any more chances.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:25 No.16460268

    Our barbecue will be Kingston not even having a chance to offer a snappy comeback as we obliterate his ship.

    He'll know that, for all his persistence and asshattery that he caused, he was nothing more than a nuisance to be squashed. And we will move on once we are done wiping his metaphorical guts off of our boot.
    >> Codeki 09/28/11(Wed)23:28 No.16460294
    . . . Do any of you think there was a chance he could have backed up his brain like an AI?

    It's the new, and improved VoidGate: Kingston Edition, with an all consuming hatred for Zerg instead of Terrans.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:29 No.16460313
    Make sure to do a thorough sweep of air/space around the planet to be sure we killed EVERYTHING.
    Any sweeping ships are to be wholly mechanical and should be heavily irradiated/flown into the sun afterwards.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:30 No.16460321
    (Wow. Ok, then.)

    "So, y'all not feeling too talkative, then?"

    The scanners show Kingston attempting to bypass damaged and destroyed components to restore his ship's warp drive, but that it is a complete waste of time. The final missile enters the system.

    "I see. Well, at least I've denied you the trophy of my body, and the secrets of my mind. Tell Sakai he owes--"

    He does not have a chance to finish as the missile flies into the ship, detonating in a blast of atomic devastation. When the explosion fades away, there is nothing left of the mighty Corvus Kingston.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:33 No.16460355
    ...Why would you ever want to do that?
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:34 No.16460364

    Destroy the planet. You better not fuck us after working hard and rolling well Cerebrate. We have other enemies to deal with.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:34 No.16460365

    Psionic high-fives all around.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:34 No.16460367
    Barring Kingston possessing the powers of Dad, no I don't think be can resurrect that Abomination.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:35 No.16460374
    Haha, nice way to go.

    Time to tell artisanlord to make a movie about the incident.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:35 No.16460380
    Trophy of his body and mind my ass. His mind was probably rigged up as a psychic virus or something.

    Televise everything as a special on ZergTV, give Raynor a vulture, a gun, and some whiskey, and let's go see what the Protoss are up to.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:36 No.16460390
    (Nope. He's gone.)
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:37 No.16460397
    Feels anti-climactic. Also, we can still get Kingston's mind and body, we just have to steal the protoss' resurrection stones. So we bring back and infest Kingston, then bring back Dad.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:38 No.16460416
    We don't know everything about Kingston. You need to have a complete psionic image of the target's mind to bring them back, and we don't have that.

    Dad would be good, though. Does Dad want to be brought back? Can we at least guess his emotional reaction to being alive again?
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)23:41 No.16460439

    Now nuke the planet until it glows.
    ..And smash some asteroids into the surface.

    Then keep an overwatch over the planet so that NOTHING HAPPENS!
    >> Codeki 09/28/11(Wed)23:41 No.16460448
    Probably "Yay I'm alive. Now, lets get back to conquering Aiur. Do what I say because I'm the overmind"
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:41 No.16460453
    Are you suggesting that we try to bring back our Glorious Father, Creator of the Swarm, without testing thing process. scandalous.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:42 No.16460470
    (Kingston died alone and helpless. We whittled him down from the supreme commander of humanity to a lonely mutant on a broken ship. His body and all his works are dust. So, then...now what?)
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:44 No.16460487
    I want this entire system placed under quarantine. Nuke the labs a few more times, just to be sure.

    As for Raynor, bring the battlecruiser back to Tarsonis, and have a couple crates of whiskey prepared for him.

    Inform the Sakai government that Corvus Kingston was killed as he attempted to flee capture.

    And finally, get Cyberbrate to make us another Kingston Butler; we've got a cookout to put together.
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)23:45 No.16460504
    Why would dad not want to be brought back?

    We are only a... regent? While we wait. We didn't overthrow him, and have no reason to. He has no reason to fear us, especially
    if we bring him back.

    We become trusted advisers, successful children, and prove that family matters.

    When has the thing about needing a psionic imprint being necessary been said?
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:47 No.16460525
    Then we see if anything important happened, poke the worldship and prep for war with the toss, also another wave of colonies.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:48 No.16460534
    Work with artisanlord to create a 3 day zerg celebration! Awards given, best kill contest, video showing the highlights of the long loooong hunt for kingston. Pomp and circumstance, parades, THE WORKS!

    And stuck on Zerg TV.

    Also declaration of a Zerg holiday!

    >> Codeki 09/28/11(Wed)23:48 No.16460537
    Do a roll on your "WTF is gonna happen next" chart?
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:48 No.16460538
    Tell everyone the sick shit Kingston was trying to pull, and that we stopped him, and that a full-length cinematic production of his final hours is in the works.
    Then go see what the 'toss are up to.
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)23:48 No.16460545
    Begin colonization efforts.

    What is the current political situation as we know?

    Any map of territories?

    Expand, and we should form some kind of new legitimate government.
    >> Enthusiasmbrate 09/28/11(Wed)23:50 No.16460559


    All the torture and none of the bullshit escape possibillities.
    >> TUCAMP 09/28/11(Wed)23:50 No.16460567
    When the stones were first mentioned. It was said we could probably bring Dad back. I'd like to try Kingston if for no other reason then to prove his final words wrong.
    >> Anonymous 09/28/11(Wed)23:51 No.16460581

    Update Kerrigan on the situation.

    Do you guys think we should tell the Protoss that Kingston is dead?
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)23:52 No.16460594
    Fully in agreement there, but I didn't think we needed a full psionic imprint...

    Would kind of make resurrection useless.
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/28/11(Wed)23:56 No.16460626
    And Give them a censored version of all the data he had been working on.

    In effect, black lines over anything technical, strains he used, or work logs.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/28/11(Wed)23:56 No.16460628
    Artisanlord throws a gala event throughout Zerg and Terran space. The news that Kingston was attempting to become his own breed of Zerg shocks the populace. Support for the Morian government surges.

    While some Tarsonis-based news organizations question the story of Kingston's research, none of them openly accuse the Swarm of deception or express support for Kingston.

    (Hmm. I'd have to find it. Sure you guys don't have something in mind before shit hits the fan?)

    (An imprint is necessary, though it's possible the Protoss just haven't tried hard enough. I will remind everybody that there is at least one way to do this. It will require going back a long way and dusting stuff off that's been dormant for ages, but it's there)
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:00 No.16460683
    You can't mean... ****lisks, because that doesn't have anything to do with this. Probably not Defencebrate. Our process of making cerbrates... maybe. It's a longshot, but it might work if we actually have Dad in our head, and not just his shadow.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:01 No.16460692


    Formally proposing to send our Pauldronlisk delegate to the Protoss meeting place appointed in the meeting (if there was any) and notify them of Kingston's timely demise.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)00:02 No.16460697
    (Not...quite that far back.)
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:03 No.16460714
    I'd say now's a good time to say Hello to the Protoss and ask to borrow their resurrection stones to bring back (and thusly troll) Kingston.
    What does Kerrigan think we should be doing now?
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:04 No.16460726

    Didn't we give the Overmind a Khaydarin crystal a while back? If I remember correctly, he sorta munched on and said "hopy shit there's this place called Aiur with lots of these Protoss and crystals and we need to get there NOW". If that same crystal is still intact, it might have enough of a psionic imprint to bring back the Overmind.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:06 No.16460738

    Oh, almost forgot.

    Let's ring up Dapperlord and send Kerrigan news of Kingston's demise and what he was hoping to achieve.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:06 No.16460740
    Let's apologise to Jimmy about the shit that happened with him. Give him some stuff to relax, time off, etc, but don't release him fully just yet.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)00:07 No.16460747
    >2 votes for talking to the Protoss

    Kerrigan is happy that we have wiped up our mess with Kingston. She is establishing a nice nest on Umoja, and just wants us to keep any planet-destroying forces away from her for a while.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:08 No.16460754
    The protoss don't care about Kingston as a person. The surrender of the humans in the sector to us they might, but I'd rather not tell them. If they attack our terran holding we use it as the grounds for war without coming across as backstabbing warmongers, remember we now have to keep the Morian Republic full of bread and circuses.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:10 No.16460776
    Chat with the Protoss, but DON'T mention crystals or resurrection or anything.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:10 No.16460778

    We probably shouldn't broach the subject of the Resurrection Crystals with them. Remember, we are not in a formal alliance with them, we've only agreed to not kill each other. I'd imagine that it's very difficult for even your average Protoss hierarchs to get within spitting distance of those things.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:13 No.16460803
    I vote for continuing to speculate as to just what you're referring to as a way of bringing back Dad without the crystals... our arbiter shouldn't be able to do it, and constructing a time machine like VoidGate seems sillyish.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:25 No.16460920
    Though if we did build VoidGate's time-machine and sent back something to tell our past self to shoot down the correct whore toting ship it would remove the need to bring dad back. Still seems like a cheap trick.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)00:26 No.16460924
    (VoidGate's way too late. I believe I narrowed it down to the first 15 threads, for you)

    After adding a few embellishments to its pauldrons (we wouldn't want to look stagnant), we send Pauldronlisk into Dapperjunior (with a new dozen-sleeved jacket), and toward Aiur.

    The greeting is confused, and a bit angry, but not immediately violent. We announce our desire to speak with the Primarch. They put us on hold to confer.

    It suddenly occurs to us that we haven't decided exactly what we want to say...
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)00:27 No.16460935
    *blink* That...I don't even know how I would handle that.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:29 No.16460960
    To make it even better/complicated I would try to force the voting to make us choose the swamp fast evolving creatures weak to head & shoulders instead of the terminator bunker.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:30 No.16460963
    Sup Brotoss.
    Hows it hangin'?
    Everything's all super chill here in Zergland.
    Just comin' by to spend time with mah fave brotosses
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:31 No.16460981
    Just go over how Kingston was working on making some horrible monster, something that would make normal Zerg look like kittens and rainbows, and that we nuked his ass and they should thank us.
    Also, tell them the Terrans are mostly united so they won't have to worry about factional dickery if they want to talk with them.
    They can choose not to believe us if they want but they'll just look like paranoid idiots when they're wrong.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:32 No.16460996
    We're trying establish a few ZergTV channels as pay-per-view.
    Looking to establish a treaty to create broadcast stations, a system of payment, and lay down some MPAA-type laws that prevent Protoss from just torrenting ZergTV via their psychic mind links.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:35 No.16461019

    Well, there are a few things that we can speak about:

    -How are the Jael'aten faring? Are they doing OK with the whole re-integration into Protoss society thing?

    -Kingston is dead. He was leader of the Terrans, and according to the Terrans, he was said to have committed a massive amount of resources to destroying Protoss holdings recently. We hunted him down and killed him.

    -Also, Kingston was found attempting to create some sort of horrific human/zerg hybrid. No, it's not the same as an infested terran. It could grab control of weakened Zerg and Terran units. Give the Protoss censored data found in the Lab's databanks to back up our claims.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:40 No.16461068
    This I can get behind.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:41 No.16461083
    -ZergTV needs to establish a broadcast system on Aiur that allows paid subscribers
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:43 No.16461099
    And that the terrans have decided to cease hostilities against the protoss, cant forget that if we're doing this.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)00:43 No.16461102
    Tassadar comes over the comm system.

    "Primarch Khas is currently concerned with matters of the reconstruction of an Empire. What is it you need, Cerebrate?"

    We inform it of the Terrans' unification and relative pacification. We casually mention that we prevented their leader from becoming a Zerg-like entity that would likely have consumed the Terrans and then turned on the Protoss. You remember what he did to Shakuras, don't you? Monstrous.

    "That is all well and good, Cerebrate, though I do not see how it warrants a personal visit to the Primarch."

    We also ask about setting up ZergTV stations in Protoss space. We promise to stay out of the business of the Protoss Empire. We would just like to provide a service, really!

    "Absolutely not! I will not have Zerg propaganda beamed into the minds of my people. For all I know, you can assimilate people through this...ZergTV. The answer is no. Is there anything else?"
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:49 No.16461158
    Tell him he should relax more. All Protoss should, really. Maybe he'd like some shipments of various relaxation products from Terran worlds. Not for free, of course.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:50 No.16461176
    No I suppose not. Tell Khas we said hi, also hugs and kisses.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)00:53 No.16461193
    So, nothing more?

    Also, which of you mooks archived the thread early?
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:54 No.16461206
    You don't want to buy any Zerg or Terran related products? None at all? Oh well. Never mind then.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:55 No.16461209

    Inquire about the Jael'aten. We can compare to what we hear from Tassadar to what we will hear from them when we ask the Jael'aten the same thing later on.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:56 No.16461233
    Doesn't the archive update until 404?
    And nobody ever said anything about the Primarch.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:56 No.16461234
    Casually ask about the Jael'aten. We like those guys.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:56 No.16461240
    We can inquire by asking them directly, we still have an overlord in their system.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)00:58 No.16461268
    The tags and description seem to be normal, but neglect Tassadar yelling at us, or the Kingbrain.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)00:59 No.16461274
    Cerebrate Anon,
    We should use our newfound time of peace to spam massive colonisation waves. Focus on the worlds surrounding Aiur first.
    We need to colonise the everloving hell out of everything before the Protoss can.
    Basically, build hatcheries all over the map, including in our ally's natural expansions. If he rages over not being able to find minerals, just say "lol no backstab kk" and keep doing it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)01:09 No.16461379
    (It does. I just like to archive myself. Writing the silly tags is fun. Thankfully, the normal tags were done properly, so we won't have another confusing thing like with #2)

    "The Jael'Aten have rejoined the Empire and they are teaching us their ways, bizarre as they may be. If that's all."

    It's not a question. The transmission cuts off. We pull Dapperjunior back out of Protoss space, a little sad that Pauldronlisk didn't get to show off its new pauldrons. Oh, well. There's always next time.

    <T4554d4R: WTF n00b! Unallyin!>
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:11 No.16461401
    I'm tempted to include a subtle and short off-handed comment about the Protoss unity thing. You know, sacrificing the self for the greater cause and marching in perfect lockstep. That type of single-mindedness would make a Zerg jealous.

    Just a tiny side-comment as we're disengaging hailing frequencies or whatnot to make Tassadar think a bit on the whole Khas resurrection thing. Nothing really egregious, something that Tassadar might dismiss as a nonsense comment at first, but dwell on it later.
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/29/11(Thu)01:11 No.16461406
    Tell him we are keeping them up on intersteller events, and ask if any thought has been given to an alliance between the Hive and the Protoss in the defense of sentient.

    If he doesn't know what we are talking about, act surprised, and inquire why he would believe we would want otherwise after the death of the overmind.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)01:15 No.16461444
    Plan time. Explore the space beyond this sector in all directions. Expand the hive cluster to these new areas. Exploit the native resources and species. Exterminate the independence of the first born.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:20 No.16461487
    Now that the Terrans are no longer an active threat, Colonylord is to begin a massive new Colonization Wave. Defensebrate and Citybrate are to select another hidden fallback planet, and begin it's growth.
    Cyberbrate is to continue repairing itself, make us a Kingston Butler Mk 2, and go over the AI neural net processor used in their construction to make sure that if they were to independently operate, that there are no hidden VoidGate protocols.
    The android has shown that in certain cases, a metal machine can do a job better than a Zerg. And since we have Dyles to worry about, a machine that cannot be infected by a neural parasite is something we should have a few of prepared.

    On Tarsonis, get that BBQ cookout at the Kingston family home prepared.

    And finally, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy. First, get him a crate of whiskey. Then ask him, what plans he has for the future, if he were independent. I'm actually considering cutting him loose after the BBQ. He's done his job, and done it well.
    >> Heartless !dhFRaTSwSA 09/29/11(Thu)01:23 No.16461525
    Cyberbrate needs to have the same manufacturing capabilities of ourselves, so we need to design new factories capable of churning out machine-based zerg-type units, non-infiltrator when it comes to the zerg, but any other species will be fooled.

    Why? More redundancy, and a second frontier of units.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:25 No.16461541
    Okay then.
    Now, this adventure taught us the value of biological warfare and associated countermeasures, which will be useful in fighting the Dyles worms.
    Purely mechanical units are nice, but EMP and other such SCIENCE interference can be annoying, so we need HAZMATlisks.
    Or something organic without a neural network to hijack. We could create our own worms?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)01:30 No.16461588
    Raynor seems surprised at the thought.

    "I...I don't know. I suppose I'd just get in with a colony effort somewhere. Try to do some good. Bring plenty of booze."

    (Alright, guys. Kind of a quiet note to end on, but we DID wipe out an enemy that has plagued us for 49 threads! That's pretty impressive. Next week, maybe I'll start with something big. And scary.)
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:30 No.16461594
    The psychic blank glands, if we still have them could be useful against Dyles. Specially if we could merge them with the parasites fired from queens.
    >> TUCAMP 09/29/11(Thu)01:31 No.16461608
    Make gausslisks and powerrrrlisks vacuum-sealed, and expand the useof power armour. Power armoured guardians, or maybe just plated guardians.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)01:31 No.16461614
    >Or something organic without a neural network to hijack.

    I'd love to hear how we'd do that.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:35 No.16461669
    Given the vast numbers of slimes, oozes, and other fungi or biofilm based monsters in D&D this should be obvious.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:37 No.16461687
    But there being no neural network to hijack also means there's no way to control it psionically.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:38 No.16461698
    I'm highly disappointed you guys just nuked Kingston and ended it like that. After all the rage and pain he's caused, he deserved a far worse fate.
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:39 No.16461715

    We can use spores to induce rapid growth of Zerg stuff. It would probably be a simple matter to have queens produce parasites that can quickly induce growth of a modified type of the psi-blank glands.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/29/11(Thu)01:48 No.16461800
    That was my thinking, yes.

    To...do what?
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:51 No.16461827
    Shut down enemy hivemind units
    >> Anonymous 09/29/11(Thu)01:58 No.16461906
    Hey CA, I just want to say thank you. These threads have been the jewel that has crowned my wednesday for weeks. Well done, man.

    CAPTCHA: sequences slyass

    Kingston did have some slyass sequences, CAPTCHA, but now he's toast.

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