http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19971290/After tracking an odd psionic field to a planet near the galactic center, we discovered a psionic entity activating a massive crystalline cube. While we scouted the area, the cube activated, and hundreds of Xel'Naga began to emerge.Upon our approach, they have made cryptic statements to the effect that they intend to find out whether we are as perfect as they desired.
>>20078387>If I can file a response ahead of time, I'd suggest we respond "A test of might? Why didn't you say so."Then we run a psi-lash (preferably) or a psionic bitch-slap through the psi-cannons on the love-muffins, pointed directly at the offending Xel'naga in as tight a beam as feasible.(Also, yay, zerg quest!)
>>20078387Quick get a top hat for the pauldronlisk. Nothing says perfection like top hats, and pinstripes, and MASSIVE pauldrons. Also ready the nukes.
>>20078430Right, and prep the psi-cannon.
Actually, now that I think about it, make sure that no important information can be accessed through psionic control of any of our forces in the system.Then we wait for them to answer the question of "A test of might? Surely we cannot raise our hands against The Makers?"Still keep the psi-cannons aimed at them, though. Would also be good to know if it is actually feasible to run a psi-lash or bitch-slap through them.
>>20078430We have no idea how you would run a psi-lash *through* a psi-cannon, anymore than how to run a psi-lash through a Psi Emitter (since the psi-cannon is a glorified Psi Emitter, anyway).Artisanlord is pretty sure the Xel'Naga would see the use of any of the things we just mentioned as a hostile action, so if we're not trying to start a fight, it suggests we not do that.
>>20078444Nay, a fez. We wear fezzes now. Fezzes are cool.
>>20078511Don't do anything stupid like shooting at a single Xel'Naga with the psi-cannon.Now, have Labrate and Nargil been able to unlock the Protoss genome far enough that a Zerg-Protoss hybrid could be grown?
>>20078511We're not starting a fight, just prepping for one. Also we might want to ask what they'd define as "perfect,"since really we have no idea. Maybe we should ask if they're thinking of an opera.
>>20078575Not really. Not enough protoss dissected yet. Our zerg stuff is slightly tougher and everything bigger than a zergling has a psi-lash.>>20078555We're not in Morocco or Egypt, so fezzes are silly.
>>20078511Ask Labrate if it can devise a method of using a psi-cannon as an offensive weapon in general then, as opposed to a way of taking control of zerg only. Could a high-five or similarly weaponized psionic burst amplified through a psi-cannon damage living beings or knock them out?Have labrate work on potential ways of using the psi-cannons in general - or internbrate if labrate is busy.>so if we're not trying to start a fight, it suggests we not do that.Which is why I changed my vote to one of waiting and seeing. :P>>20078589Yes. We should ask them for their definition of perfection. Like.."We have long sought the perfection that The Makers intended for us, but we do not have the knowledge of what purpose we should be perfected to perform - and absolute perfection appears a logical paradox to our limited minds."
>>20078575Labbrate can clone them, but anencephaly ensues in all lab-grown Protoss. Nargil has had the opposite problem, as all of its attempts to breed Protoss from larvae result in Protoss with brains that never stop growing, resulting in paralysis and then death as the pressure inside the skull increases.
>>20078646>>20078589We did introduce ourselves as already being perfect. Do we want to follow that up by asking what they mean by perfect?
>>20078717Good point. We're prefect, because we say we are, and that's that.>>20078667So, we just need to lock those two in a room, and have them average their methods out.
>>20078667First ask Nargil what happens if the skull is removed to allow the brain to continue growing freely, or if the skull is weakened to the point that it extends instead of crushing the brain.Then ask them to compare their notes and procedures, if Nargil does not wish to work with Labrate, explain how he has the opposite problem - he's very curious if I remember correctly.>>20078757Yeah, forgot about that. Instead ask them in what manner they wish us to prove our perfection.
>>20078717No, by our standards, we are perfect. We've achieved victory where others have only suffered defeat, and use metal and flesh in equal measure to become better than the sum of our parts.
>>20078831I'm pretty sure they whole cyborg bit will make them mad. So, send them some opera Artisanlord has made, maybe ZergTV.
>>20078798Nargil tells us it has tried that. The brain keeps expanding, either breaking the skin and being completely exposed or (with genetic modifications to make the skin accommodate this growth) growing until it is too heavy for movement, as well as being at greater risk of injury due to the missing skull.While Nargil doesn't like working with Labbrate,the problem is that it simply has no idea how Labbrate's cloning technology works, and has no interest in learning.>>20078798>>20078898Ask the Xel'Naga how to prove our perfection: 1Send them a Best of Artisanlord mix tape: 1
>>20078962Tell Nargil and Labrate that they have to work together in order to get this Zerg-Protoss hybrid to work. It's one of the last great tasks left over from our Father; Nargil will just have to stow his distaste for now. A working hybrid is surely worth that much.
>>20078962Voting to send them the mix tape.If they ask, just say that as we are Ascended, our tastes may seem odd to them.
>>20078962If I remember correctly basically just started as a big vat of skin. I don't know how it works either. Maybe it's an artificial uterus, or something. I say we shrug at the problem. If Nargil doesn't wanna work on it with Labrate, then that's his issue. Have Internbrate take a look.
>>20078962Ask if Labrate may be allowed to review Nargil's cloning technology.Would also like to renew my request that Labrate or Internbrate tinker with a means to use the Psi Cannon offensively (don't worry about OP-ing it by translating it to the psi-emitter since it may simply require a relatively tight beam to have a measurable impact).I vote that we ask the Xel'Naga how best we can prove our perfection as Scientists, Warriors and Philosophers. Hold off on the mix tape - for now.Can artisanlord prepare some kind of properly humble speech that also includes a subtle question about what level of "perfection" is considered "sufficient".Maybe also imply that we are constantly improving ourselves, if it can be done without violating our claim that we are perfect.(I realise that it sounds like a paradox, but you wouldn't believe what you can say without saying when you're sufficiently fluent at phrasing your statements. And you wouldn't personally have to write how he phrases it, just the net answer that the Xel'Naga give)>>20079070Yeah, have Internbrate take a look at the problem too if he's free.
>>20079066>>20079117Ask the Xel'Naga how to prove our perfection: 2Send them a Best of Artisanlord mix tape: 2>>20079117>Nargil's cloning technologyLarvae? Labbrate knows how larvae work, but is convinced that its cloning tanks are the way to go.>psi-cannon as a weaponIt projects a psionic imprint of an intelligence at a target. Unless the subject is receptive to control from an external intelligence, it has no effect. We have no idea how that could be weaponized.(It's like trying to weaponize Respect or Authority)>>20079117>>20079070>Have Internbrate take a lookAt whose research?
>>20079231We should try to weaponize Respect for Authority. And Interbrate should look at both methods.
>>20079231Have Internbrate compare both methods, to try to see where the deficiencies are.As for the psi-cannon, we should rebuild it from the ground up, incorporating khaydarin crystals as a form of psi-amplification device to colliminate a psionic lash attack.
>>20079231>Larvae? Labbrate knows how larvae work, but is convinced that its cloning tanks are the way to go.Ask if there are any methods he may import from larval cloning, otherwise let him know that we will defer to his greater knowledge in the subject and let him work in peace. Oh, also ask if he can use the minds of terran scientists to explore potential solutions or conjure theories in the thousands at the same time.>(It's like trying to weaponize Respect or Authority)Ah, thankyou. That clears up a lot. I thought we were working with something that could amplify psionic energy in general.Get Internbrate or Labrate (Whoever is free) to work on weaponizing respect or authority.(No seriously - if we can project an overpowering sense of authority/respect for us/the swarm into our enemies we might be able to at least stun them with sheer awe.)We're the bloody zerg! WE CAN WEAPONIZE ANYTHING!>At whose research?ALL OF IT! He's an Overmind-damned cerebrate, surely he can look through a few thousand pages of research in a few seconds? If not, give him a half-thousand overlords or infested terrans to read ten pages each or something.>>20079370>As for the psi-cannon, we should rebuild it from the ground up, incorporating khaydarin crystals as a form of psi-amplification device to colliminate a psionic lash attack.Yes. This. Do it!
rolled 40, 55 = 95>>20079498Here we go
rolled 46, 74 = 120>>20079498
rolled 20, 82 = 102>>20079498
>>20079555>>20079521Internbrate can't really think of any way to improve upon either method, though it feels like there's clearly some kind of link between the problems.>>20079474As Xel'Naga continue to march out of the crystal, many of them break into small groups and we feel psionic energy flowing around them. For the most part, it flows into the psionic entity above the crystal.Meanwhile, Artisanlord's production troupe arrives, bringing 12 dropships-worth of sets, sound systems, lights, instruments, actors, paintings, sculpture, and the like. They begin unloading and setting up what Artisanlord thinks will be the greatest show of culture in history.
>>20079556>>20079555>>20079521Fiddlesticks, stupid distractions. Well, Internbrate can't do much with it. Maybe we should let out Majestic Selves try, or let Artisanlord have a go at it.
>>20079653Ask them what the deal with Philomena is.
>>20079653I'm content to see how they react to the production first.As for Internbrate, tell him to keep working at it. Obviously there must be a connection. Tell him if khaydarin crystals or psionic control is required during the gestation period; we know how much the Protoss rely on their psionics.
>>20079706Another 2d100 to try again.
In the meantime, did we ever reach a consensus what to tell the Xel'Naga?My own proposition was that we use Artisanlord's eloquence to ask them how we should prove ourselves and without suggesting that we are not perfect.We have been frozen in a split second of time for quite a while now.Have Internbrate investigate the two problems in more detail and see what he can do to help either experiments (he is of course allowed to perform his own experiments) - he's a just as much a scientist as Labrate, and using him as nothing but a hunch-box is to waste his talents.Also schedule later experiments with khaydarin crystals and stuff to either use psionic energy to power a psi-cannon into a wave-motion gun, or to weaponize Authority, Respect, Fear, Hatred, whatever.Frankly, with the number of worlds we have, we're thinking in far too small a scale. We may want to consider creating two sub-cerebrates for each of the ones we have or amplifying their processing power.
rolled 52, 67 = 119>>20079782FOR SCIENCE!
rolled 79, 16 = 95>>20079782By the power of Artisanlord...
rolled 37, 39 = 76>>20079782mo' dice
rolled 21, 65 = 86>>20079782We should also consider the possibility of creating dormant cerebrates whose processing power we can borrow if we are unable to simply grow additional cerebral matter.
>>20079813Maybe I should have invoked something else.
rolled 30 = 30>>20079782Probably too late.
>>20079792Artisanlord is about to start Makerstock, once rolling for Protoss business is over with.>>20079812>>20079813(Oooo, you guys got close)Internbrate, Labbrate, and Nargil still can't come up with solutions, despite some tantalizing dead ends.
>>20079896I saw we look at the methods ourselves, for one roll anyway. If we can actually pull it off then good for the giant space slug with an eye.
rolled 75, 80 = 155>>20079896I SAID FOR SCIENCE! FIGURE IT OUT ALREADY!
rolled 11, 86 = 97>>20079896Okay, this is starting to get frustrating.Tell them to get Cyberbrate in there for some extra processing power.
>>20079949If only CA called for another roll.
rolled 40, 93 = 133>>20079896Then have them investigate again.They're cerebrates - IS there even a limit to how many theories they can come up with, deconstruct, deconstruct and fully understand per second?Can they create a powerful virtual-reality simulator in which to perform the majority of their experiments (controlling that results match the simulation retroactively) to cut down even more on the time it takes them to research something?Then again, I have no idea how long has passed since the first roll, maybe we are already going through thousands of theories and experiments per microsecond.>>20079961Yes, this.
>>20079949Oh hey! The Ridley solution seems to be working!Just keep shouting "Make SCIENCE!" at your employees!
>>20080002come up with, deconstruct, debunk and fully understand*Stupid haste-spawned errors...
>>20079949>>20079961After grueling hours slaving over a hot vat of cells, Internbrate has a revelation and tries projecting different psionic signals into the incubation tanks during the Protoss' development. Labbrate, after a few tries, helps tweak the method, and together, the two finally produce a full crop of Protoss, ripe for infestation.Nargil doesn't join in the celebration, choosing instead to pout as it euthanizes its latest failed Protoss.We now have a reliable way to produce new Protoss on demand, though it wouldn't hurt to expand our pool of available Protoss samples for the sake of diversity.Meanwhile, Artisanlord has its festival of the arts ready for the Xel'Naga, if we give the word to begin.
>>20080100Begin the operation.
>>20079994(Eh, I figured it was coming anyway. But don't do it again!)
>>20080100Immediately begin infestation of those Protoss.Tell Nargil that now that we have a dependable supply of Protoss to experiment on, we need him to work on combining Zerg and Protoss DNA for a true Hybrid. Give the old boy a project.As for Artisanlord: Activate!
>>20080100Quick ask Khas for toe nail clippings and snot! Or whip up some sort of super sneaky infiltration entity, and use it to collect samples from the barbershop and such, don't need whole protoss. If only we had an army of ghosts, or something. Also, have an army of infested terrans start massaging Nargil, he's too tense, and remind him that fire breathing hydralisks are AWESOME! I know they actually spit fire with the spines, but I like saying they're fire breathing.
>>20080100Yes, begin ze operazion!>Nargil doesn't join in the celebration, choosing instead to pout as it euthanizes its latest failed Protoss.Ask Nargil if he can attempt to recreate the process of projecting signals using larval cloning - vat-grown may be good, but larval is cheaper. And probably allows us to scramble their genetic code more easily.Oh - and ask Internbrate if he would like a new name that doesn't imply that he is merely in training, and give him a backscratcher. :3
>>20080230Well, since he's been good, maybe upgrade him to BOFHbrate, or possibly Techbrate.
>>20080146Nargil sullenly replies that a true hybrid is what it was *making*, not performing half-measures with test tubes.>>20080180>If only we had an army of ghosts...to try sneaking into the most heavily-guarded Protoss compound in the galaxy, which is surely surrounded by observers and photon canons!I mean, you can do that, once this Xel'Naga business is less pressing. You'll need votes, but you can do that.>>20080146>Artisanlord: Activate!That'll be 7d100, please.
>>20080230The reason we gave Labrate a scratcher was because he manually ran the warp network, and nearly died from it. if anyone should get one it's be toaster. And if we start giving them out, then everyone will want one, except accountbrate, oh te cost and waste of it.
rolled 92, 13, 17, 31, 88, 90, 54 = 385>>20080307>Nargil sullenly replies that a true hybrid is what it was *making*, not performing half-measures with test tubes.Well, then, continue by all means! We need a true hybrid if we're to be perfect. And let's see how well this rock opera works.
rolled 41, 48, 78, 98, 58, 44, 80 = 447>>20080307Seven you say.Quick everyone, think of Fiddler on the Roof.
rolled 37, 65, 32, 70, 53, 16, 9 = 282>>20080307Sevenses?
rolled 65, 86, 12, 57, 90, 23, 68 = 401>>20080375This shall be the best show of all time.People will weep at the mere thought of it existing.
rolled 26, 82, 88, 65, 66, 37, 17 = 381>>200803077d100? Holy crap. o.O>>20080332Do we really want to encourage them to die for us?On the other hand, we should at least offer him a less "in-training" name if he desires one.
(So, did CAnon's internetz crash?)
>>20080348>>20080352Artisanlord's sculpture, paintings, and murals impress the Xel'Naga who view them immensely. Some of them request replicas for themselves.The response to the musical part of the festival is lackluster. One Wanderer, Alu-lim, declares that Artisanlord's opera Worldship in a Bottle is the worst produced by sentient life, ever.The Xel'Naga who attend our stage performances have generally positive reviews.The film festival garners the most attention. It is universally appreciated, and Hashashin's List (a very heavily modified story of our rescue of the Overmind's Cerebrates after Father's destruction) is widely considered one of the most potent cinematic endeavors of all time. All available copies that Artisanlord brought along are given away, and demand arises for a second printing.Lastly, Artisanlord's comedy show is a rampant success. Despite knowing almost nothing of Ihan-rii culture, Artisanlord manages to maintain a real connection through laughter.The Xel'Naga are mostly impressed by our show of culture, but one, Da'Muz'Id, speaks to us."Your works of culture are mostly pleasing, but this is not all that is meant by perfection, and no isolated presentation can showcase all of a species. Now, Zerg, you shall be tested."With this, the psionic energies not being directed at the birdlike entity are thrust out, toward the galactic center. Warbrate and Cyberbrate are stunned as nearly two hundred ships arrive out of warp, each the size of a moon. Some wear is visible on the ships, but they are obviously functioning.We recognize the architecture of these ships. We've got a chunk of one floating over Xenta. These are Xel'Naga worldships.
>>20080806Huh....200 world-ships...hidden near the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.We're fucked, aren't we.
>>20080891>>20080898I never really thought you'd let a scary psi monster activate what was clearly a resurrection crystal, much less dance around for the Xel'Naga once it was clear their entire species was marching back into the world.
>>20080806Say, how did our "colonizing other galaxies with heighliners" turn out?Also, how much of the galaxy consists of planets controlled by us?I also suggest that Warbrate prepare boarding parties that include drones for colonization of ships - and ask Labrate if he can develop a corrosive, self-replicating bacteria (on deep-space stations of course, so that we don't risk losing planets) that we can use in a torpedo.>>20080898Heck no, we can arguably out-colonize these things no matter how quickly they eliminate planets (unless they reproduce). In fact, world-ships may not even have a focus on combat, but be - as the name suggests - more akin to moveable moons meant for living in.And it's still not certain if they're actually hostile.
Sound the fucking alarm.Get our entire empire on a war footing, alert our protectorate and the protoss of the possibility of war.
>>20080948In hindsight, yes, this was almost as bad as what Meta Quest players did, showing the Orz around their neighborhood and pointing out all of the rich people's houses, or giving the Void Engineers enough time to get their Magitech Borg going on and assimilating some of the most advanced magic and technology in the sector.Almost.Tell Labbrate and Cyberbrate to get a Heighliner ready. Have them put a zergling in a cage in it, and put together a very simple autopilot.It's supposed to travel to Andromeda, let us see if we can still control the Zergling, then after 10 minutes in Andromeda, automatically come back.We can't afford to put off our extra-galactic escape plan anymore.
>>20080948Clearly you're new here, welcome to Zerg Quest.
>>20080948Told you he was evil. :PI also suggest we explore our Worm-hole generation capacity. Is there any economical way to generate a sufficiently large wormhole to draw in a near-moon sized asteroid on one side, and dump it out somewhere else through a second wormhole?(Or, for that matter, to trap a moon-sized object into a wormhole - tearing it apart piece by piece and absolutely rendering it uninhabitable.)
So, how much damage would detonating a heighliner there while all those ships are in one spot?I mean, it's just the center of our galaxy. Do we need that there?
>>20080951We have a modified dropship carrying a very lonely infested Terran past the edge of this galaxy, to see if there are any ill effects associated with being so far away from our physical form. So far, it hasn't had any trouble.You want to prepare boarding parties for the worldships? I take it you would want Warbrate and Gorn to scramble troops in readiness for a strike on the craft immediately? >>20081039 sure does.
>>20081099We aren't sure. We've only ever detonated a heighliner once, by accident. Labbrate and Cyberbrate quickly urge us not to even consider it, as it literally excises space from the universe.
>>20081100>Warbrate and Gorn to scramble troops in readiness No. We don't know the capabilities of a still fully-functional world-ship with a Xel'Naga at the helm.Just do the test as outlined here: >>20081040
>>20081145>>20081040Fuck Xel'Naga, Get Galaxies: 2Preemptive strike: 0?Other plans, as yet undefined: 0
>>20081057Also, bring up the Arbiter schematics and work on ways to generate a tight-beam stasis field that we can rapidly spin to tear apart enormous chunks. We have access to 5th-dimensional materials and the ability to create arbiters now, correct?Also, see if the stasis field is mobile and if it can be used for shielding in large ships - even if a computer or "brainzerg" has to be relied on to time the activation of "stasis panes" to the nanosecond.Last, look into carrier-beam technology and nukes and see what we can do to scale them up and improve the effect.>>20081100>You want to prepare boarding parties for the worldships? I take it you would want Warbrate and Gorn to scramble troops in readiness for a strike on the craft immediately? >>20081039 sure does.We're a galaxy-spanning zerg empire!swarm! Surely we can do both?>>20081118Point out to them that if ever it is a feasible weapon, this is that time. Ask them for alternative solutions and let them know that ultimately, this entire galaxy is more or less expendable.Only The Swarm is eternal.(Get Galaxies. We should do this no matter what other things we want to do - as a backup option if nothing else. Also prepare the other cerebrates so that they can be moved quickly if it proves necessary. Oh, and set up emitter-clusters with our signature here and there across our empire to create false positives in case they have the ability to track our psionic signature.)
>>20081100Not for an immediate strike.But if they are going to be hostile, I want every hatchery producing at full war capacity.
Get galaxies, receive crossover. Suddenly Joseph Kucan!
rolled 18 = 18>>20081407
rolled 8 = 8>>20081407
rolled 1 = 1>>20081407
>>20081417Thank goodness you were here. o.O>>20081407Also, we should form a reply to the Xel'Naga suggesting that we consider it entirely unthinkable to raise arms against the Makers, citing the betrayal of our father as having scarred us deeply. (In a similar way to how Germany now is extremely anti-nazi)
>>20081448Why does everyone assume they're here to smash? They could test us in baking.
>>20081417>>20081425We strap a zergling and an overlord into the cargo area of a heighliner specially designed for one round trip to the Andromeda galaxy and send it off.It disappears. We feel...nothing.Near the center of this galaxy, small craft depart from the worldships, and begin their descent from the skies.62.37 seconds after our heighliner disappears, we feel it return to normal space...in the Andromeda galaxy. It takes more effort to connect to it from this distance (we can't imagine trying to direct an entire Brood this way), but the overlord provides us a link to the zergling.(Roll 2d20)
>>20081473>Each ship is a mobile cooking stadium, each specialising in a different art of cuisine.
rolled 17, 11 = 28>>20081482
rolled 10, 1 = 11>>20081482
>>20081473It's healthier to assume the worst. :P>>20081482Can we experiment by dropping off a small number of Overlords in deep deep space along the way to act as signal boosters? Otherwise we may need to create a Cerebrate to send there - we will of course make extra-sure that this particular cerebrate is absolutely loyal to us.
>>20081498>>20081518In that case, I need one more d20
rolled 1 = 1>>20081563
rolled 4 = 4>>20081563As you wish.
rolled 10, 20 = 30>>20081482We may need to set up a Midway Station with a Cerebrate to help coordinate matters.
>>20081570Two 1's tonight, I'm done rolling.
rolled 4 = 4>>20081563This is not good, is it.
>>20081570>>20081571I...wow.Eight minutes into the pre-programmed ten before automatic return, the ship is attacked. The auto-return system activates, and the drive attempts to take the ship away before a shot from whoever is attacking strikes it. Our units' visions go red, and we lose all contact with them. We have lost a heighliner.Meanwhile, the small transports have begun landing and taking on Xel'Naga. The first of them are taking off on their return trips.
>>20081632...Okay, then. The Andromeda Galaxy is hostile.We're we able to get any kind of visual on the ships that attacked us, and the types of weapons they used?Have one of our Zerg units go up to the Xel'Naga and ask what form this test of Perfection is going to take.
>>20081632Fuck it.Have a fleet of our CORE cruisers warp in and detonate a nuke (neutron bomb, if we have) over the crystal to saturate it with enough radiation to kill everything within miles in a matter of minutes without damaging the crystal itself. Then have it land and disgorge a few thousand terminators.It is not to engage the worldships unless attacked by them, and will attempt to board the transport that has been boarded by Xel'Naga.Our Zerg will seem to make every effort to destroy the terminators and save the Xel'Naga.
>>20081702Oh, and if the worldships DO retaliate, we instantly warp in a heightliner and break it in the middle of that fleet. It doesn't really matter if we pop the Black Hole in the middle since it will take billions of years for the galaxy to break up.In the meantime, send annother heightliner to annother galaxy (with a pair of CORE capital ships, Terminators with the latest version of Cyberbrate's software to allow them to function on their own with as little input as possible. The heightliner is also set to return automatically after a certain time-period, no matter if it has dumped its cargo of ships or not.
>>20081702You know there are Love Muffins in the system already, right?
>>20081753Excellent, have them move in under the appearance of being a different faction. (Like they've seen enough or something.)How much more would they cost if we modify the Love Muffin plans to allow them to travel using Slipspace drives?And last, can we get a vote on breaking a heightliner at the keystone of the galaxy (which hopefully won't pull something out of its rear to affect us right away rather than in a billion years. :P)?
>>20081677While we do that, have two more heighliners prepared, this time with military escorts. One to check the Pegasus galaxy, and the other to check the Triangulum galaxy.Tell Accountantbrate to shift resources over to heighliner construction in case we need to abandon this galaxy. Or as weaponized subspace bombs.
>>20081795Those ideas are all horrible.
>>20081795No.Because every one of those 200 world-ships has the same drive as the one in our heighliners. The result of a chain-reaction would be catastrophic.
>>20081795>How much more would they cost if we modify the Love Muffin plans to allow them to travel using Slipspace drives?A lot. A hundred of Accountantbrate's drones immediately explode with its anger when we ask.Detonate a heighliner to destroy the Xel'Naga: 1
>>20081852Ask the Xel'Naga what form this test of perfection will take, as we prepare to evacuate this galaxy.
>>20081852Eh, who needs a universe anyways?Ask the Xel'Naga what their test entails.
>>20081894>>20081868Detonate a heighliner: 1Ask the Xel'Naga what their test is: 2
>>20081868Ask.Nothing says we can't prep to blow up a heightliner while we do so.and with /tg/ luck we will roll snake eyes.
>>20081852Considering who we are talking to...Does "a lot" mean "around twice as much" or " around ten times as much"?>>20081843Feel free to pitch in with better ones. Really, I'd love to hear'm. :P>>20081845Point. Just the part about false-flagging the Love Muffins and CORE as a separate faction to attack them while remaining non-hostile, then.I also support asking the Xel'Naga about the test in the meantime (or a split second before, in case the terminators prevent them from answering.)Wait, didn't the World Ships emerge from the warp? Is it possible that they do NOT have the slipstream drive?If that description is not a inaccurate, and does in fact suggest that the worldships came here by Warp travel, I'd like to reinstate my suggestion to pop a heightliner in their midst.
>>20081975I believe "A lot" in this case would be "Drive Accountantbrate to a murderous rage for suggesting it"
>>20081948>>20081894>>20081868Heh. You guys wanna know something a little embarrassing? I don't really have the next part of this quest mapped out, yet.Specifically, I haven't worked out how the extradimensional gods intend to test whether you're perfect or not. So, we're going to have to adjourn until next week, when I'll have something ironed out.Everybody ok with the 3rd?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/20078387/This thread had a frightening amount of heighliner explosion, anyway...
>>200820653rd's fine, I think. Not sure what day it is, but I'll probably find out. :P>This thread had a frightening amount of heighliner explosion, anyway...THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH DAKKA! WAAAGH! :P
>>20082065That fair enough. I'm actually surprised you came up with something to continue the quest.Well, hopefully we can squeeze another year out of you.3rd should be good.
>>20082128>Hopefully we can squeeze another year out of youDepends on how I make this Xel'Naga thing go. If you guys roll as low on their tests as you did to not cut part of the Andromeda galaxy out of the universe, this quest might only have one more thread to go.
>>20082211Well, as long as we don't completely get wiped out here, we at least know there's something hostile in Andromeda to fight.