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    355 KB Zerg Quest LXXXIII Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)21:01 No.18759315  

    The Swarm has sucked resources from 2/3 of the area of space we've dubbed the Barrens in an attempt to stymie UED expansion. When the UED found out what we were doing, we immediately got Cyberbrate to build us fleets of robotic ships to continue the work, and began a faux AI invasion of UED space. The greatest accomplishment has been the design of the Mark III battleship, which is nearly indestructible and features a wide range of powerful weapons.

    We have so far kept our attacks to light raids aside from draining half of one UED world's resources and burning its colonies to the ground. Threatening communications keep coming in to the faux AI forces, but so far the UED has not enlisted Zerg aid.

    The Protoss seem to have stopped their own startlingly fast expansion as suddenly as it had begun. Their territory is about 45% of the size of our Koprulu Sector holdings.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:05 No.18759366

    Has construction of a small Mk III battleship task force in our Core Worlds been initiated?
    Have Warbrate provide Cyberbrate with tactical advice so that the Machine Fleet can take advantage of its superiority.

    I am suspicious of the Protoss; continue our colonization waves at a regular schedule, and send out advance waves of dropservers and cloaked overlords to make sure that the Protoss aren't trying to pull a fast one on us.

    Have the Machine forces recovered from their latest defeat at the hands of the UED?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:15 No.18759500
    Cerebrate, can you give us an example of some of the messages that the UED has sent, especially after our most recent punitive expedition against Seurat XII?
    What's the mass media doing with this story back in UED space?

    And did we go ahead and have the Machines call themselves part of the CORE Central Intelligence?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)21:16 No.18759532
    >construction of a small Mk III battleship task force in our Core Worlds

    It has not. Do we want them in the Koprulu Sector?

    >Have the Machine forces recovered from their latest defeat at the hands of the UED?

    We lost two of the new Mark IIIs, but production rolls on.
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)21:17 No.18759547
    Personally I'm not too worried about how many world the toss get, they're a slow people, and it will take time to build up the colonies, but just to be sure so dropserves with UED markings to spy on a few of them will be good. Also we should name the Mark III, I'm thinking Lubov Sdabni Class Battleship. Or just Sdabni. And hows the toss attack on "Dyles?"
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:18 No.18759558
    >Do we want them in the Koprulu Sector?
    Noooooo. No no no. Bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:21 No.18759598
    Why not?
    The Protoss won't be able to penetrate that deeply into our empire, nor can the UED.

    Also, if the dreadnoughts are stationed in deep space, away from any of our settled worlds, how are they going to find them?
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)21:22 No.18759609
    Is it? I think it's an idea of indeterminate quality. Making them out there is safer for use, but here we can make them faster. I think it's a wash, but both ideas are valid. Also, did the Morian Republic pay their taxes to the Infestation and Revenue Service today?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:23 No.18759638
    The idea for building them in our Core Worlds wasn't to send them towards the Machine Front in the Barrens.
    It was so that Warbrate would have a chance to play around with the new battleships to get used to them, and to have a small force of them on-hand if new hostilities erupt.
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)21:26 No.18759681
    I think I cam summarize what everyone agrees on, we need to build more Love Muffins!
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:39 No.18759886
    I'm leaning towards having the factory away from our space. If push comes to shove and they discover that we're behind the machines, it seems that it would be a fairly simple matter to tune-up our facilities to keep producing the new MK III battleships.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)21:44 No.18759972
    It started as very general messages that we were in their territory, then threats that they would destroy us if we didn't leave. Now, they are declarations of war impending destruction. Defensebrate thinks we're pretty close to seeing a full-scale military campaign.

    Currently, all faux AI forces are being manufactured in the Barrens, to keep the UED from tracing them back to us.

    L-love muffins?
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)21:45 No.18759989
    We can also infest them en mass, which raises two questions.

    Are our infestation missiles still keeping pace with UED expansion, and hows Accountbrate's takeover going? And we still need to build more Love Muffin Class Battleships. LMCBs.
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)21:48 No.18760023
    Yes Love Muffin, or Lubov Sdabni if you prefer a russian flair. Technically sdabni isn't necessarily a muffin, my dictionary says it could be bun, so really any small baked good.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:56 No.18760116
    Let's check in with Kerrigan and see how she's doing.

    Also, if I remember this correctly, wasn't Kerrigan was dabbling with Xel'naga artifacts around the time of the invasion of Aiur (back when the Overmind was still alive). Her invasion of Umoja may also have something to do with Xel'naga artifacts or Protoss junk. I wonder if she'll be appreciative of a Xel'naga-to-Zerg cipher that Artisanlord cooked up for us when we were poking around in the Xel'naga Worldship.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)21:59 No.18760162
    I find it difficult to believe that the UED would be able to find our Core Worlds, and a secret task force we keep in the area between star systems.

    >Are our infestation missiles still keeping pace with UED expansion
    >hows Accountbrate's takeover going
    Seconding these questions.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)21:59 No.18760166
    >Are our infestation missiles still keeping pace with UED expansion

    Toaster is keeping up, but if we feel like destroying a few more colonies to be sure, it wouldn't argue.

    >hows Accountbrate's takeover going?

    Roll 2d100 to find out.

    Kerrigan is amused by our ploy with the Terrans, but thinks we ought to just get on with it and kill them.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:00 No.18760182
    rolled 84, 65 = 149


    Alright. No pressure.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:05 No.18760240
    rolled 96, 92 = 188

    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)22:10 No.18760313
    Point out that "If we hadn't been silly, we wouldn't have Love Muffins." Then avoid explaining what a Love Muffin is. Can we send a psionic facial expression? Cure out lack of facial expressions!
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:11 No.18760329
    Okay, not rolling after that.

    >Kerrigan is amused
    Anon: We can't just infest them!
    Kerrigan: Why not?
    Anon: Because! A true victory is to make the enemy admit that they were wrong to resist you in the first place! To force them to acknowledge your greatness!
    Kerrigan: Then you infest them?
    Anon: Only if it's necessary.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:17 No.18760414

    The truest victory of all is forcing an enemy to submit to you without infestation.

    Besides, we were invented by the Overmind to think of new ways of overcoming the Swarm's foes. Sure, we could just run roughshod all over the opposition with waves upon waves of newly-hatched horrorzerg. Or even think of a completely new breed of Zerg to throw at them. But that's not our purpose; ANY cerebrate (or psionic Zerg/human hybrid) can kill things by dthrowing huge swarms of ravening Zerg at them. A particularly cunning one may even maximize killing while minimizing dying.

    But BUYING OUT a civilization and mining all of their collective ingenuity to add to your greatness? That takes a lot of out-of-the-box thinking and smarts.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)22:17 No.18760418
    Accountantbrate has managed to wedge itself into a few small defense contractor companies. This is lucrative, and has the possibility of getting some juicy details of classified projects or design weaknesses, keeping up the facade of humanity is very difficult and vital. The UED is not lax with its security. Should Accountantbrate attempt to feed us information that might be of use, or even dig for information it might not necessarily have clearance to see?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:20 No.18760458
    Have Accountantbrate take the safe road for now.
    The UED is gearing up for a war against the CORE Central Intelligence and the Machine Fleet. Their security will be on higher than normal alert.
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)22:29 No.18760584
    Actually we were created to "confound" the enemies of the swarm, the first post was... I was going to get the exact date, but sup/tg/ seems to not want to list it any more. But it was on or about July 16, 2010. This wuest is a lot older than I remember it being. They grow up so fast.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)22:40 No.18760741
    07/15/10(Thu)01:10 is the date stamp on it.

    So be it.

    (Also, is everybody agreeing on this CORE AI and Love Muffin naming scheme?)
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:42 No.18760773

    I'm definitely in support of that delectable naming scheme.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:43 No.18760780
    Well, we're confounding everyone, so I think our mission is in good condition.

    Do we even have an endgame victory condition? Infest the galaxy maybe?

    Anyways, Accountantbrate shouldn't take extreme risks, but how about building in deliberate deficiencies into the weapons we're producing for the UED? Nothing like overheat=explode, more like an easily detectable energy signature, or a difficult to use handgrip. Stuff that won't tip off the bigwigs, but will affect the guys on the ground.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:44 No.18760797
    Kerrigan: "Ahh Cerebrate, I see that you've *finally* launched your puppet-force attack. It's good to see that the... wait, what's the name on that ship? 'Love Muffin?'"

    "What the hell, Cerebrate?"
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)22:48 No.18760845
    I seem to be failing at searching the archives, oh well. And , surprise, I support baked goods themed naming conventions.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:56 No.18760960
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    Disguise flaws as design compromises. Of course, they should be appropriately lower in cost not to rouse suspicions.

    Or insidiously nudge the Terran manufacturers to switch over to the Quikscell mentality: "We make Vedettes!", "Because you're too poor to afford anything else." and "Some assembly required."
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)22:56 No.18760968
    Agreeing to the current naming scheme.

    Alright, so I think we have our current set of plans agreed upon:
    Accountantbrate to take a safe course of action in the UED.
    The CORE is to continue strip mining planets, building up its defense fleet of Love Muffin dreadnoughts, and destroying UED colonies in response to UED Navy interference.

    Keep a wary eye on the Protoss and continue our colonization program.

    How are the Machines being portrayed in UED news media?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)22:58 No.18760981

    The first one's tags aren't great. The only one it shares with any of the others is Cerebrate Anon.

    Love Muffins and CORE AI it is.

    >endgame victory condition

    Eh, depends on how you guys play your cards.

    Meanwhile, the UED have destroyed two more mining teams, and managed to escape before our Love Muffins could arrive.

    (Oh, that sentence is beautiful. I'm suddenly happy with this naming scheme)
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)23:01 No.18761027
    Step up local production in the Barrens. Replace the losses, and don't let them deter the implacable march of the CORE.

    Have mining teams be escorted by 4 dreadnoughts at minimum.
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)23:05 No.18761064
    No wonder, I just went with 'zerg,' and I know people would like Love Muffin. Also, any frigates that the CORE has are now Ampersands.
    Sell lower quality weaponry for a much lower price to the UED, I support it.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)23:13 No.18761156


    Perhaps we can also have Cyberbrate cook up some appropriate-looking CORE scoutships or cloaked surveillance drones to give us advance warning of impending UED attacks on CORE assets.
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)23:18 No.18761209
    You mean Kittens and Leviathans, right?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)23:28 No.18761343
    We won't be able to attack anything for a while if we divert all the new Love Muffins to defending the mining teams. Is that alright?

    Yeah, the first three are potluck for tags.
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)23:31 No.18761380
    I think guarding our mining operations is a logical thing to do, so we'll just have to build more Love Muffins and Ampersands. Since I think we had small cruisers/frigates before we had Love Muffins, and I want to name something Ampersand.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/12(Tue)23:33 No.18761405
    >We won't be able to attack anything for a while if we divert all the new Love Muffins to defending the mining teams.
    This is the logical thing to do, as the UED seems intent on ignoring the escalating responses of the CORE, and more minerals are required to construct a larger task force to respond to the UED's continued aggression.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/17/12(Tue)23:49 No.18761623
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    >it's only logical
    >> TUCAMP 04/17/12(Tue)23:54 No.18761702
    Well four Love Muffins might be much, and an over reaction. SO, let's start with one Love Muffin then scale it up until the UED can't destroy them anymore.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)00:05 No.18761879
    In that case, we might have a few ships available to attack the UED, if we want.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:08 No.18761924
    Nah, I say save the ships for defense. Our attack can wait until more Muffins are ready.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)00:10 No.18761950
    We'll build more, clearly your Vulcan mind can't grasp the human concept of a ridiculously large industrial capacity, or love, but mostly the industry.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)00:12 No.18761983
    Ding. Oh the Love Muffins must be done, let's just the the COREvestion oven. Yep they're ready. Now fly my muffiny children and feed the UED your bullets.

    This naming convention just keeps getting better.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:18 No.18762075

    We should also develop more types of CORE ships for the fleet. It may make the UED think that this AI is getting wiser and developing more stuff to throw at them as time goes on, and make them commit to a long-term conflict.

    Plus, it'll be good practice for our Zerg design team. If our plan pans out, we may even be able to mod the hell out of our Terran assets and make them better than ever before.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)00:20 No.18762115
    So, while more Muffins are in the works, what would you like to do?

    I should mention that the UED just sent a small raiding party at one of our mining teams, and the Terrans were utterly destroyed.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)00:23 No.18762152
    Bake Love Muffins, poke the worldship.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:23 No.18762154
    Begin design of a scout ship and interceptor fighter for the CORE.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)00:32 No.18762289
    Pick one and roll 2d100, and we can see what Cyberbrate comes up with.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:35 No.18762347
    rolled 67, 90 = 157


    Rollers gonna roll.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:35 No.18762350
    rolled 19, 17 = 36

    Interceptor Fighter
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:38 No.18762394

    Whoops, forgot to mention what type of ship.

    Let's have a scoutship design.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)00:41 No.18762431
    First things first. I don't know if /tg/'s fixed this "That's a pretty nice thread you've got there. How about some inexplicable autosage?" problem, but we're archived in case it is. Screw losing more threads.


    Bam. Continuing on!

    Cyberbrate's design is fairly elegant. Its firepower is acceptable, if a little on the weak end, but its shielding is fairly solid.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)00:41 No.18762437
    K, well since I used your roll, that'll be what we designed, then. :P
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:43 No.18762458
    rolled 17, 1 = 18

    Then can I roll for the fighter?
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)00:45 No.18762475
    I do love it when my actions appear in the description or tags. An I like the scout, it is a scout after all. I shall name it Skittles.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)00:46 No.18762484
    rolled 58, 30 = 88

    I don't like your fighter roll.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)00:47 No.18762498
    Or mine for that matter, but why are we making fighters? We'd have to make carriers to make the fighters any use, not frigates are another story.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:51 No.18762533
    Frigates and light cruisers, then?
    Designed to be able to ram enemy ships, perhaps?
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)00:52 No.18762546
    Ampersands and Capacitors, yes.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)00:54 No.18762561
    Capacitors! I LIKE IT!
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:01 No.18762638

    A good start. A scoutship only needs to be fast, have large fuel reserves, and be capable of taking punishment when ambushed.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)01:01 No.18762644
    Love Muffin the battleship, Skittles the scout ships...

    Ugh. I'm gonna need to write this down.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:01 No.18762649

    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:02 No.18762656
    rolled 96, 19 = 115


    ups. Real roll incoming.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)01:03 No.18762663
    An idea that just popped into my head. I assume the CORE has been referring to itself as the CORE. So over the course of the war with the UED it slowly starts referring to itself as 'we' then later 'I.' It changes absolutely nothing, but might make the UED worry.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)01:07 No.18762714
    Well I'm in a silly mood, and people seem to be indulging me tonight. And we still haven't poke the worldship. It's been like FOREVER! or something. A few months anyway. Have you found the missing sheet?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)01:08 No.18762732
    You, uh, you should say what you're rolling for.

    (I would think an implacable AI systematically strip-mining your galaxy ought to make them worry, anyway)
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:12 No.18762781
    rolled 64, 42 = 106

    Rolling for Ampersand frigate.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:12 No.18762783
    And later, throw in a 'they' once in a while.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:14 No.18762808


    I dunno what this ship type is called. But it's small, fast, and capable of downing frigates and possibly large capital ships in sufficient number.

    Some sort of speed bomber or heavy interceptor, I guess?
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:18 No.18762860
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:20 No.18762875
    No, Gage.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)01:22 No.18762907
    Sounds more like a cruiser to me. The naval size convention seem to be Destroyer<Frigate<Cruiser<Battleship. But in space frigates seem to usually be the anti-fighter and light ship ships, with cruisers being the medium ships below capital ships.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)01:24 No.18762917
    Those are both wrong, clearly the names is Daffodil.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)01:34 No.18763014
    Can we please stop with the names? It's like a fucking baby shower in here.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:37 No.18763051
    Give us the ships, and we'll stop with the names.
    >> TUCAMP 04/18/12(Wed)01:38 No.18763057
    No, that'd be Jackson, Aden, Montana, Dakota... I'm not giving up Love Muffin, the others I don't much care about because they're not godships.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:41 No.18763082
    See what you've done CA? By giving in to their madness, they expect it.

    Gotta pull the reins.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 04/18/12(Wed)01:42 No.18763093
    You already have ships!
    >> Anonymous 04/18/12(Wed)01:49 No.18763179
    We still need the light cruisers, though.

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