http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/20378749/One hundred threads? Wow! Who would've guessed?Ok, TUCAMP guessed.Anyway...We are gripped with pain. We are torn by pain. It sinks into our very being: the torment of the Xel'Naga's minds tearing at us and attempting to implant servitude into us, to make us their slaves.We have kept our resolve, mostly thanks to the Psi Cannon we have been firing at them, which seems to ward off their power a little. Yet still, the pain tears at us.
>>20461272"The Zerg choose, a slave obeys!"Use this mantra to fortify our mind, and have the psi-cannons continue their fire.Then strike out against the Xel'Naga ship struck by the psi-cannon with a psionic headbutt, a stronger version of our psionic high-five.
>>20461365You guys keep talking about fighting back, as if we're not putting everything we have into just not being overwhelmed immediately. It's kind of cute, especially since we're still losing this fight.
>>20461397Alright then, do we have more Psi-Cannons we can bring to bear on the Xel'Naga ships and take more of the weight off of us?
>>20461407We have them all here, firing one after the other.
>>20461435Get our lesser cerebrates to throw their psionic strength at the Xel'Naga in an attempt to reduce the weight of their power being thrown at us?
>>20461435The psi-cannons, if I remember correctly, were based upon using psionic crystal circuitry.Could we directly focus our mind through a single psi-cannon to see if we can either project a psionic shield, or project a stronger psionic blast against the Xel'Naga?
>>20461466The ones on Xenta and Besilus could do this, but they would likely lose control of their Broods.
>>20461500In accordance with >>20461397, all we have to do in order to try this is let the Xel'Naga win...
>>20461511Well I have no freaking clue what the hell else to do so losing temporary control of their broods is probably better than us losing our independence. Tell them to lock down whatever the hell they need to to make sure they don't get wiped, if they have nukes or whatever, and then get on it.Unless someone else has a feasible idea on how to counter this.
>>20461511Well, I'm not seeing other options besides a nuclear attack on the Xel'Naga, and I don't feel like taking that option yet.Tell all Cerebrates on Xenta and Besilus to prepare their Broods, such as locking away valuables and sliding closed the blast doors into their Cerebrate chambers.Then have them come to our psionic aid.
>>20461562>>20461540How about we just keep fighting and shooting, which is what we've been doing that got us back from the brink of death?Or are we just not liking the "keep with what works" strategy?
>>20461591It's only slowed the inevitable. Even with the psi-cannons, we're still losing this psi-fight.
>>20461599(Actually, you only started regaining ground when the cannon started firing)
>>20461632>>20461397You're kind of sending mixed signals here; are we regaining ground, or are we losing?
>>20461652You got within 30 points of death. You're gaining ground, but you're still closer to death than to freedom.
>>20461675Oh, still, we'd have to do another dice roll to gain back more ground, right?I suppose, if it's working now, we should let it keep working.
>>20461727Still sounds risky. I think we should get assistance from the others personally.
Yes, I say a roll is in order.
>>20461727>>20461776That's 3d100, assuming you still want to fire the Psi Cannon. If not, 2d100.
rolled 7, 95, 86 = 188>>20461805FIRE! THE PSI-CANNON!
rolled 20, 88, 21 = 129>>20461805Firing the cannons, it works mostly.
rolled 47, 36, 24 = 107>>20461805Charging our lasers.
>>20461817I cant decide how to interpret this.>>20461832Clearly the dice don't care for my happy thoughts.
>>20461817>>20461832We draw on a reserve of willpower that we didn't know we had just as the Cannon fires, and we push back against the Makers with a vengeance. They are still piercing our thoughts, but our mind is nearer to being our own again. Much of our inner self is our own again.(Helluva turnaround, guys)
>>20461952Yayification. Again, and this time while thinking of polka, because polka will never die.
>>20461952Continue! We are regaining ground!
>>20461983>>204619684d100, this time.
rolled 40, 45, 32, 5 = 122>>20462010Once more, with feeling!
rolled 17, 58, 42, 26 = 143>>20461968https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzSWdj4izHM>>20462010THE POWER OF POLKA COMPELS THEE
>>20462021>>20462015Wow, the dice don't like me being happy, or polka. The dice have bad taste.
rolled 84, 1, 20, 39 = 144>>20462010>>20462010Let's try this one more time.
rolled 59, 16, 59, 36 = 170>>20462010For the Swarm!
>>20462015>>20462021Another blast, another push against the Old Ones, and they are thrust out of our minds. Our thoughts are our own again! The pain is gone! We walk freely through our memories, without their influence or their suggestions!We have passed their test.We still feel the connection; they haven't let go, yet. Gorn whispers in our thoughts that we should strike back. They deserve it. Artisanlord urges us not to attack the Xel'Naga; violence isn't the answer.
>>20462117I say we use the remaining link to try psionicaly dominate them. Tis only fair.
>>20462117Wait. Were our memories concerning creating a foothold colony in the Pegasus Galaxy seen by the Xel'Naga? For now, I'm voting with Artisanlord.
>>20462117Blast them with polka, just out of spite.
>>20462117Don't go for violence. We're this close to beating their tests.
I don't think the test is done yet, they're still there, so we keep pushing into their minds.
>>20462162>>20462166>>20462188>>20462198Get 'em: 2No get 'em: 2
>>20462274I say we push back, but carefully and not too far. Put the ball in their court, but we don't need to start out fully aggressive in this. See how they respond to see if they're still testing.
>>20462287Alright. 3d100 if you want to just push. 4d100 if you want to keep using the Psi Cannon while you push.
rolled 85, 9, 12 = 106>>20462366
rolled 60, 42, 66 = 168>>20462366
rolled 20, 90, 36 = 146>>20462366Let's try unassisted first.
>>20462380>>20462400As we press in against the Xel'Naga, they come at us again. After a moment's struggle, they press past our defenses, and the pain resumes.We feel tired.
rolled 40, 29, 50, 7 = 126>>20462611Psi Cannons back online, push back.We're not out of this yet. No stopping this time.
>>20462611Good job guys.
rolled 66, 42, 93, 15 = 216>>20462611>>20462611
>>20462611Cannons, and a new musical style.
>>20462611Begin firing the psi-cannons again!Is there a Zerg Overmind version of caffeine that we can get injections of? Maybe a couple barrels of Red Ultralisk?
You... attacked the Xelnaga back. Way to go, dumbfucks.Now guess what, they're attacking us again. Way to fucking go.What I'm trying to say is that I hate every one of you that thought this was a good idea, because we can't even go 'just kidding guys seriously'.Pic is how mad I am that I'm just too late to keep us from doing this.
>>20462883I tried to stop them man. If only you were here earlier.
>>20462723Pic related?>>20462653>>20462661The Xel'Naga press, and they press, and the pain blooms anew, only slightly alleviated by the Psi Cannon. It's still not as bad as it was when the test first began, but the pain is still severe.
>>20463085Psicannons, Glue emitters together. Smoke a fancy tobacco pipe.>colonized forosedAnything interesting on Forosed?
rolled 84, 2, 26, 65 = 177>>20463085Continue as before. If only we had more Psi-Cannons, or enough Khaydarin Crystals to form a Psi Shield.
>>20463167Forosed is an unremarkable system...We're not sure why it should occur to us at this moment...>>20463251(Are we just trusting the one roll? Because I usually give you guys two...)
rolled 36, 63, 61, 25 = 185>>20463348Fine, I'll roll again.
>>20463251>>20463359Overmind, but we feel so tired...After an intense struggle, we manage to push the Ihan-rii out of our minds, and we press into theirs. We barely pierce in, but we're in.
>>20463559Don't go any further. This was to prove a point, so just hold ground unless they make a real push.
>>20463559YES! We're IN!We won't have much time; should we make them believe that we exceeded their expectations of perfection? Maybe check their memories on what this entire test was supposed to be? If it was just an excuse to retake psionic control over the Swarm...
>>20463586>>20463583Just hold on: 1Start rooting through their minds for loose thoughts: .5?Forgery (Memories) check: .5?
>>20463629Just hold on.
>>20463651>>20463629(Note: cutting the connection and nuking the Xel'Naga, as well as whatever other nutty plans you guys have are still totally on the table, if you feel like trying them. I'm just counting stuff you've suggested)
>>20463586Since we barely made it in, and are still sore, waiting allows us time to recover.
>>20463673Unless CA thinks we're haivng to fight just to stay neutral. If we work outselves too hard, we'll pass out and the Xel'naga will win.
>>20463559Hold it there for a bit, then withdraw.
>>20463651>>20463673>>20463789So, you're all for just holding our ground?
>>20463871They seem to be. I still want to look at the Xel'Naga's thoughts and see what they intended this 'test' to be: a real test of the Swarm, or an attempt to take control of us. And what they will do when they learn that we will not be slaves.
>>20463871>>20463910In that case, I believe it's a 4d100, and then I'll probably bow out, as it's getting late.How's Wednesday for next thread?
rolled 42, 26, 59, 69 = 196>>20464025
rolled 21, 83, 66, 43 = 213>>20464025Fine I suppose.
rolled 20, 9, 33, 14 = 76>>20464025Can you move it to Thursday?
Tracing 100 threads back isn't feasible, what is this?
>>20464120Too much to summarise. Pre-SC1 Overmind creates a Cerebrate tasked with being unpredicatble. That Cerebrate is us.
>>20464110I could probably do Tuesday or Monday, but I have to be up at a ridiculous time on Friday.>>20464092>>20464041We hardly need any assistance at all in keeping the Xel'Naga out of our minds, but still the effort weighs on us. We haven't been so psionically strained since...Father, it must have been since the Psi Disruptor. Still, we are keeping them at bay. We could cut the connection at any time, but we keep it open. We're not sure why.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/20461272/So, what days work for peoples?>>20464120Most of the Quest is here (the second thread is available under Zerg, I think):http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cerebrate%20Anon
>>20464231Looks like majority says Wednesday is fine.
>>20464353Sounds good to me. Classic date, and all.