http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19797089/Nargil is pleased with its new lava-munching structures, and Accountantbrate has already begun evolving them on all of our worlds. Volcanoes and other thermal vents are being completely covered with the scaly structures, as they feed raw gas and minerals into the Creep.Nargil believes that they can be improved further when it has had some more time to probe the genome. It remains interested in the ambushing plant, if we wish to pursue that.(Somebody roll 1d100 to see if anything exciting happens, yet. Otherwise, carry on)
rolled 17 = 17I hope this falls flat on its face!
rolled 75 = 75>>19882409Alright. Have Nargil take a look at the ambushing plant; maybe it can be used as part of a new defensive structure.After that, we'll want him to improve the efficiency of the lizard genome. What shall we call it?
>>19882409Nargil should look into the plan now.>>19882450Magmacolony?
>>19882506>>19882450Accountantbrate is calling it a money net, but that hasn't got much of a ring to it.The plant is an interesting find: it lies buried under ash until prey approaches, then clasps tendrils around whatever it can reach, pierces the skin, and begins draining the prey of blood and fat. When it is done, another tendril spews a compound onto the prey that combusts, leaving only more ash to cover the plant. The Swarm has never encountered such an actively predatory plant.(1d100 for Nargil workin')
rolled 71 = 71>>19882637Sounds nifty.Though calling it Seymour is too obvious.
rolled 40 = 40>>19882637Nifty.
>>19882648>>19882711Nargil begins work immediately, happy to have its ancient work so often. As it infests the foliage, it works the plant's combustible compounds into the spine glands of the hydralisk, hoping to let them spit both spines and fire.Unfortunately, the first hydralisks spawned with this weapon only survive a few minutes before the compound ignites in their jaws, destroying the Zerg, damaging the Hive that spawned it, and burning away nearly thirty square feet of Creep.Nargil is taken aback at this. It doesn't understand why it didn't work.
>>19882798Containment failure most likely.
>>19882798Probably some kind of catalyst protein failure. But at least the explosive compounds might be useful in improving our Scourge strains.Don't give up, Nargil. This strain still has much more potential.
>>19882798Well, since one Hydralisk exploded did that much damage, perhaps we should use it in Guardians instead? Possible Mutalisks, or Scourge.
>>19882862>>19882878It'll be another 1d100 if you want Nargil to try again.
rolled 43 = 43>>19882913DO IT!
rolled 21 = 21>>19882913
>>19882936>>19883014The second batch of creatures simply fails to spawn. The eggs quiver and die, unhatched.Internbrate has an odd feeling.
>>19883050Oh?What's on your mind, Internbrate?His hunches have been pretty spot on before.
rolled 14 = 14>>19883050This better not be Zeratul's doing. Also, another batch of test subjects, maybe we should just make the fire stuff in a lab and fire it from missiles.
>>19883064It can't quite put a tendril on it, but something just feels...off. As soon as Internbrate mentions it, Artisanlord agrees.
>>19883115Make sure there aren't any DT around the eggs?
>>19883133>>19883104We have extra overlords perform patrols, but find nothing.Maybe they're just overstimulated?
>>19883115Come on guys, can't you be a little more specific?>>19883195Nargil, start from the beginning with the plant genome. Maybe one of the initial assumptions about its workings was wrong.
>>198832531d100 for Nargil.They just feel like something's wrong. Artisanlord thinks it must be something happening, somewhere.
>>19883316See if we can talk with Khas? Kerrigan? See if either of them feel it?
>>19883253Could we pull out the genes for the explody fire stuff, put it in some e. coli, harvest what they make, and use the explody fire stuff in terran weaponry? I think it's a plan, bigger boom siege tank shells.
rolled 90 = 90>>19883316Rolling for Nargil.Have Warbrate and Defensebrate check things along our borders.
>>19883327What would you ask them?>>19883346No need, >>19883365 has it under control.Nargil realizes at last that the compound requires a very precise chemical surrounding to keep from exploding in even limited quantities. After some tinkering, it manages to line the hydralisks' spine glands with the chemical, thus making them safe from their own juices.After several trials, almost none of which end with the hydralisk exploding, Nargil has our fire-breathing hydralisks ready for production.
>>19883531So, shall we call them Dragolisks?Also, ask Nargil if the compound can be used to improve the effectiveness of our Scourge.If it can, to work on it, and then to improve the efficiency of our magmanet structures.Then we need to check our borders and internal developments again, to find out what's got Artisanlord and Internbrate on edge.
>>19883574Checking where?Now Gorn feels something, too, though it kind of likes the feeling.
>>19883729Check in on our border worlds.And poll our cerebrates and see how many are having this odd feeling.We should look into this.
Seems everybody but us is feeling this. Can we tune our own psionic thingamajigger to try and sift it out?
Why do I suspect it's either Kerrigan fucking around, Khas fucking around, or some fuck is trying to create a false Overmind / False Cerebrate AGAIN?
>>19883761So far, just the two cerebrates and an overlord.Nothing seems to be amiss in our territory, which is kind of unusual in and of itself.>>19883766We can try (d20)
rolled 7 = 7>>19883827Might as well give it a shot.
rolled 14 = 14>>19883827
>>19883924>>19883856Now that we focus on it a bit, we DO feel something...and it feels like it's getting stronger...somewhere far away...
>>19883968Focus on it more.
>>19883968Quick let's think about puppies, maybe it will distract the funky thing-a-majiiger.
>>19884029Another d20, sir.
rolled 13 = 13>>19884122
rolled 18 = 18>>19884122Rolling to find this weird feeling.
>>19884154>>19884150We focus our psionic energies on the phenomenon, and feel a pull toward the galactic center. We realize that if we had not been searching for new strands for Nargil, we might have missed this entirely.
>>19884292Fascinating.Let's send a Heighliner with an exploration force 4/5ths of the way there, then have the exploration force disembark from the Heighliner and go the rest of the way through regular Warp. We don't want to lose our Heighliners or let anyone know that we have such things.
Just to let you know, Cerebrate, but we're on page 11 now. We got hit by the auto-sage bug today.
>>19884377And by bug, I mean NO-FUN Mod.
>>19884292Those pesky super-massive black holes will do that.
>>19884377>>19884385Fucking mods. There was a fucking porn thread on the front page when I got here, but this thread needs to be autosaged?I'm going to archive and make a new thread.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19882409/>>19884318Are we blazing in like big damn heroes, or sneaking?
>>19884507EARTH!FIRE!WIND!WATER!HEART!By your powers combined, NEW THREAD CREATED!