Once again, the time has come to serve your Mother and Queen.You are the Rozoolliim, an insectoid-race that lovingly and dutifully serves your Queen: Rozooll, God-Eater and Mistress of the Sands.The last thread was documented and saved by a kind Anon. You can find it here: http://pastebin.com/x0HVGUq1This Anon deserves your love and praise.Bodily secretions are optional.>Cont.
>>25921130welcome back op, you had us in stitchesnow prepare your anus for being late, fagget
>>25921130Take the Temporary off your title. You're our Insect-Lord now.
>>25921130On the last episode of Insectophiliac Hive Rangers:Tauzel, Protector of the Sands, spoke through your Queen and offered the Rozoolliim a place as his favored children, for them to act as his harbingers, and aid in his return to power in this world.Presented with a choice and Tauzel's Heart (the last relic of his power and spirit) the Queen looked to her children for an answer.They claimed that as their mother and provider, Rozooll was the one true God. With this in mind, she made her decision: to claim Tauzel's power for her own.She devoured the relic and gained extraordinary power. She grew in strength, size, and is now able to access the Aether: the pool of magic that, by unknown machinations of the Gods, the Rozoolliim are barred from.The Hive shifted worship from the Desert/Oasis to Rozooll as a result.~In the early days of the Rozoolliim, before the Queen gained a dying God's power, a diplomatic convoy was sent Westward. They never returned...until recently.A single Worker limped back home, talking of creatures who attacked them on sight.With her recently acquired powers, Rozooll divined that one of her children yet remains somewhere to the West, as a captive.~The Queen birthed a single, large egg. An unusual occurrence.After study and inspection by the Curious Ones, they concluded that Princess must be within! The Queen has named her Mazooll.~Measures to make personal quarters for the future Princess have been taken. Tunnelers have been given this task.~Great advancements have been made in farming and cultivation, considered necessary for the Hive's ever-growing requirement for food.~A group of 5 Warriors and 1 Tunneler were dispatched to explore Eastcave, a large structure made of square stones, recently unearthed by Tauzel's sandstorm. They are a day past their expected return.~1 Scavenger failed to return after sundown. This has never happened before, but perhaps it is of no concern?~>Cont.
Sorry for being late...unexpected dinner plans and such. Also, the document I had saved this introduction saved in crashed without saving, so I had to re-write it from memory. Which sucks.>>25921159I love you too.>>25921459Done.
>>25921514A large number of Rozooll's children are starting to move a little slower, their shells more brittle, and their strength slightly lessened. The effects of old age must finally be showing.~>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 81 adults, 0 larvae, 1 egg17 Workers, 23 Warriors (5 dispatched), 17 Scavengers (1 missing), 8 Nomads, 3 Curious Ones, 13 Tunnelers (1 dispatched)>Technology: Hoes for farming, Shiny bars, for development of other technologies.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 10.9 Units of food, 5 shiny bars, 7 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge (Forage for objects, random sources of food, etc.)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic (Rozooll exclusive. Cannot lay eggs and study magic simultaneously)>F) Hive Improvement (Things such as building that front gate fall under this)>G) Land Cultivation>H) Other
I'll be glad to answer any questions or anything.Anons have and will be helpful with this, too.Things like Evolutions, research, and all that can get a little confusing, it seems. Not that that's bad. Shit can kinda be wonky.
workers > farm the fruit and the shroomsnomads > what are those fuckers?warriors > patrol, 2 groups of 5, search for potential atackers and the thing that killed our scavenger. the rest guard the nestcurious one > one builds gate, other analyze the cocoon of mazool, see if the new queen is magical.tunnelers > 6 go make more farm land, other 6 build space for a refuse pile
>>25921619Eat the old. Even in death, they still serve.
>>25921690Nomads are a caste evolved with thicker shells, adept at repelling the desert heat. They are capable of farther travel, though they aren't very fast.~3 Tunnelers are currently busy making quarters for the future Princess. Though the rest can easily be split in those jobs.~Update coming soon:
>>25921700we could use them to fertilize the crops, how about we have a mushroom grow a top of a dead body?also>queen>lay egggs
>>25921822Either way, EVEN IN DEATH, THEY STILL SERVE.
>>25921835>>25921835our ancestors be praised!
>>25921619Nomads > worship the Revered MotherCurious ones > R&D ways to create paper and ink, or ways to write the thoughts down. If not writing, then a way for a "hivemind" kind of thing.Scavengers gunna scavenge. Or cultivate if possible.Workers > Work on reinforcing the door.Queen > Lay eggs. If she can't, then work on magic>>25921700Seconding this.
>>25921876Change my vote on the elderly to this >>25921822After all, eating our own species could be detrimental to our health.
>>25921619The Curious Ones have much work to do:1 is to start preparations for construction of a main gate.Another is given an odd task: To develop a form of documentation. The Rozoolliim have no language, having communicated with a weak form of extrasensory. This could take a while.The third is to keep watch and study over Mazooll's egg. Progress can and will follower as it develops.~The subject of the elderly now being an issue, courses of action are being brooded on by the Queen. Some suggest eating the weak. Others suggest use as fertilizer. Further discussion will be needed.~The Queen resumes her task of breathing life into the colony.She lays a clutch of 9 unfertilized eggs.~Workers start construction of the Gate. This will take a little while.~Cultivation and Scavenging return 5.6 units of food.~Tunnelers continue to expand the mushroom farm underground. 2 shiny ore chunks are found in the process.~The Scavenger is still missing.~The dispatch to Eastcave has yet to return.>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 81 adults, 0 larvae, 10 eggs17 Workers, 23 Warriors (5 dispatched), 17 Scavengers (1 missing), 8 Nomads, 3 Curious Ones, 13 Tunnelers (1 dispatched)>Technology: Hoes for farming, Shiny bars, for development of other technologies.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 11.2 Units of food, 5 shiny bars, 9 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge (Self-Explanitory)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Land Cultivation>H) Other
>>25922154Research better, faster ways to build.Also, run test trials on both elderly solutions. Send a few elderly to the farms for fertilizer, and consume some of the most far gone. See what's the most viable solution.
>>25922154workers > do your thing, farm, buildeggs > i say a worker should fertilize this time... hopefully get a nerdsect in this onenomads> worshipwarriors > 15 explore southcurious ones > continue with stablished projectstunnelers > dig more farm for shrom>>25922220this
>>25922154This >>25922279 except don't send the troops.We can't go off sending over 75% of our remainingforces to explore while we have yet to receiveword of our missing.Also this. >>25922220
I don't like that our people are missing. It may be that they have just taken a long time, but after hearing of the attack, it makes me nervous.
>>25922353i guess you are right, but having the soldiers just sit around on their asses is stupid too>>25922408i say we say a scout party and organize patrols for protecting our scavengers
>>25922443I am alright with this. It would be better if we had more population, but that will come with time. We need to start becoming a swarm.
>>25922520im guessing that more princeses mean more egg clutchs, meaning, a bigger population cap (this guys die from old age, even at top speed, there will be a point when we will be only replacing our old)how about, next turn, send out 4 scout teams of 3 warriors and 3 scavengers?
Rolled 42>>25922520Thirding.We seem surrounded by enemies. To the west, our envoys were slaughtered. To the east, our explorers have yet to return. A scavenger has gone missing.I may be paranoid, but watching our backs seems smart at this point.
>>25922154Consensus needed on the dispatch of more Warriors.~The Curious Ones are currently tied up with their assigned duties. No new developments...yet.~Consensus on fertilization of the new egg clutch?Current nominee are Workers: with 1 vote.~Tunnelers have finished Mazooll's quarters. There's...not much to it.5 shiny ore chunks were found!~The Mushroom Farm is being expanded on.~The sky darkens above...a distant rumble can be heard...The Rozoolliim are scared.~Nomads resume worship of the glorious God-Queen Rozooll. The Queen reports happiness at this.Consensus needed on the stated objects before turn completion.
>>25922652I think we should keep the hive secured at all cost. If we start sending troops to die for troops that might already be dead, we are fucking ourselves in the ass. Our Mother is our main priority. If we leave the hive unguarded, might as well kill ourselves.
>>25922691Warriors remain on guard. Take a curious one off of the language project and put him on helping with the reinforcement of the gate along with workers. We need to make sure we don't drowned down there. The scavengers and what is left of the workers can cultivate. If scavengers leave the hive, they could die in the upcoming (possible) storm. Also, have a worker to fertilize the egg, then continue working on the gate.
>>25922691>a distant rumble can be heardbrace yourselves, storms are coming.>>25922697man, nomads are tick carapaced and we have plenty of warriors, a few to patrol around our known territory could be beneficial>>25922784this
>>25922691>The sky darkens above...a distant rumble can be heard...>The Rozoolliim are scared.FEAR IS THE ENEMY OF PROGRESS! Face this new threat head on! Investigate the nature of these developments.
>>25922691A Curious one and several Workers continue construction of the Gate.Now is the time to decide if the shiny bars (metal) should be used. This would take many bars, but would strengthen the fortifications considerably.~A Worker above reports that there are figures moving closer in the distance, coming from the East!
>>25922839I don't suppose the worker could see about how many there were?
>>25922839use them, we can always get more.>>25922825fuck you>>25922861This
>>25922839send out a Nomad to meet with them. Bring some food, that they know we come in peace.
>>25922839Definitely use them.
>>25922839Use of the shiny bars is granted. The Curious One confidently reports that construction should be done in 2 turns.>>25922861>>25922878The desert heat makes long distance vision tricky. Whatever they are, there aren't many.
>>25922927Send a nomad like >>25922896said with 5 warriors.
Full update coming momentarily.Consensus still needed on the subject ofWarrior dispatchesandPatrolsandWorkers fertilizing the latest clutch.
>>25922839The figures could be the eastcave party returning, or whatever they woke up.Ready the warriors in case shit gets ugly...Also, is the rumbling coming from these figures, or from the sky itself?I'm less afraid of a thunderstorm than an army so vast we heard its marching before we saw its soldiers.
>>25922996The sky, definitely.
>>25922996He said they aren't many>>25922927With that in mind, I think we should go with >>25922946This while also having the warriors ready incase shit does get ugly. Would having a worker fertilizing the latest clutch mess with the progress on the gate?
>>25922980our warriors stay at home, 5 of them go with the nomad to receive the stormpatrols are a matter for future turns, so we can protect our scavengersand yes, workers fertilize our eggs
>>25923049Naw.Next stop, Update Town.
>>25923091going with this >>25923087
>>25922927Workers fertilize the eggs. The working class finally gets to score.~The Gate nears completion!~Harvest returns 7 units of food.~A team of 5 Warriors and a Nomad are sent to receive whatever figures are approaching from the East. They return shortly after with...the Eastcave dispatch! Unfortunately, they are short 3 Warriors...They have much to tell of Eastcave...it's huge. As big as the Hive. Maybe even bigger. But it's dangerous...there are many things in there that kill. Living things. Sticks with sharp edges. Fire spit from the walls. But there are also beautiful things inside. Big stones, shaped like big faces. Even many that look like the Queen!They relay that a big chamber was found, with a strange object inside, but an enormous creature lives within. The dispatch, fearing for their lives, escaped.~The Scavenger is still missing>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 81 adults, 0 larvae, 10 eggs17 Workers, 20 Warriors, 17 Scavengers (1 missing), 8 Nomads, 3 Curious Ones, 13 Tunnelers>Technology: Hoes for farming, Shiny bars, for development of other technologies.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 12.9 Units of food, 0 shiny bars, 14 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge (Self-Explanitory)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Land Cultivation>H) Other
>>25923412Sticks with sharp edges?I wonder if we could develop such tools. If we take the same principle as a hoe, and perhaps extend the blade...
>>25923412The next few batches of eggs should be theirs to fertilize.The tunnelers should improve the hive, possibly dig deeper to give more space for upcoming generations.Send a couple of nomads south to see if there are any friendly civilizations. If the Queen can lay eggs, have her lay eggs. Until the princess is mature.Continue cultivating like before.
>>25923412queen> lay eggsworkers > farm them fruits, farm them shroomsnomads > worshipwarriors and scavengers > make 4 teams of 4 scavengers and two warriors, and one team of 5 scavengers and 3 warriors, and go scavenge, if possible, take down any big animal using the warriors so we get some extra foodcurious ones > continue researching in specificied projectstunnelers> expand farm land, make refuse pile for dead bodies of old insects
>>25923537The the thundering shitstorm coming our way, I don't think it's wise to send out warriors and scavengers. I figured since all the nomads are doing so far is worshiping, a couple could be used for their real purpose.
>>25923503But we would need more shiny bars.We should have the curious ones figure out how to smelt our ore. Then, we can make as many sharp sticks as we need.Or steal the "sharp" part and apply it to, say, metal claws that fit onto our obligatory ant-mandibles. Assuming those are obligatory.
>>25923583they should be back by sundown, not really sending them faralso, nomads are slow, and if scavengers cant cover much terrain, we will end up with even less food
>>25923631Well, theres nothing stopping us from drafting a design.
>>25923636The nomads are looking for civilization. They are more resistant to the desert weather. I don't expect them to make it back, but if we don't try, we won't know. >>25923631This seems like a good idea. The gate should be done next turn, so the curious ones should work on it then.
>>25923683Are curious ones even needed for the gate anymore? If not, have them work on the weapons.
>>25923683but leaving the scavengers alone got one missing, i dont want to afford more losses. and anyways... the scavenging parties are coming back soon. the nomads could explore.>>25923683the same curious one that made the door could have ideas about how to improve it now, maybe we just need to give him metal that he himself could smelt.>>25923752ongoing researchs are:one guy is studying the cocoon of marzool (the princess) with this we could get a stronger princessthe other guy is trying to make a written languageand there is one guy fooling around with the door.... i do preffer to use the metal for traps, so we could have the curious one at the door investigate how to make them.
>>25923833Yeah we should figure out a way to smelt the ore. But we shouldn't send soldiers out to help scavengers because there are enemies and they already took out three of our soldiers.
>>25923958>Don't defend our scavengers, our soliders will get killed by the monstersWhat?
>>25923958man... >>25924005the soldiers are there to protect the scavengers, if they can bring something bigger, sweet bonus, but their mission is to protect them scavengers, then come back. and we have plenty of soldiers and nomads to take care of defense of the nest
>>25924005Our scavengers haven't been touched. Only one has went missing. We know we have enemies, and those enemies have already fucked us enough. We have a limited amount of soldiers and so far, two seemingly powerful enemies.
>>25924070i could give you that, but if any other scavenger gets lost and i want fucking patrols
>>25924048Nomads don't defend shit, don't pull that. If you want to have soldiers defend scavengers, alright. But we should have at least ten stay home to guard the Queen.
>>25924105>>25924108How about a compromise. The ten stay back and the rest are fair game to use. Fair?
>>25924070Uh, yeah. Because we haven't been sending our scavengers into dangerous areas. If they have an escort, they can take more risks, and thus, more reward.
>>25924143seems fair to me, also... where is op?
>>25923412The Gate is completed!A fusion of metal and stone, with some branches for reinforcement, it's a formidable obstacle for any would-be intruders.~The Curious One is given a new task: try and replicate the things described in Eastcave. Work on this will commence.~The Worker-fertilized clutch hatches into larva. D'awwww...~No longer feeling safe sending Scavengers on their own, several teams of Scavengers and Warriors are sent out. It's considerably slower with the Warriors tagging along, but it's definitely safer. All teams report back at sundown.~Cultivation and Scavenging return 7 Units of food, in addition to a crate found in the wastes! Inside are assortments of...some kind of strange food? Additional 5 Units acquired.~The Queen births a fresh clutch of 12 unfertilized eggs.The Hive is starting to get a little crowded...~The Nomads continue to worship Rozooll.~The Curious One looking after Mazooll notes a discovery! While looking after the egg, it showed great signs of activity within. Maybe it's developing?~>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 81 adults, 0 larvae, 10 eggs17 Workers, 20 Warriors, 17 Scavengers (1 missing), 8 Nomads, 3 Curious Ones, 13 Tunnelers>Technology: Hoes for farming, Shiny bars, for development of other technologies.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 19.8 Units of food, 0 shiny bars, 14 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge (Self-Explanitory)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Land Cultivation>H) Other
>>25923412Gate construction continuesWorkers keep up the great work on cultivationCurious ones stick to their current tasks.Nomads go to look at the surrounding area up topside.Tunnelers continue expanding farmspaceWarriors worship the Queen.Suggestion for old people: shift to primarily worship the queen over other duties. When dead, use as fertilizer.
>>25924200Sorry. Just had to take care of some stuff in real life while keeping an eye on the thread. I'll be more present now.
>>25924222Research smelting, number one priority.
>>25924266Seconded.Also, seconding the "elderly worship" plan.
>>25924222Have a couple of nomads scout southworkers cultivatetunnelers start working on hive improvement. Gives us a little wiggle roomThe rest of the nomads worshipCurious ones; 1 working on smelting, 1 working on how to make weapons, 1 working on those new foods. What else can we do with them and how to grow more of them?
General Thought:I hate to keep making changes, but I might put actions per turn back down to 1-2. That way actions are a little more streamlined and maybe I could update more often.Thoughts?
>>25924331Oh, and keep having the queen pump out eggs. Have a scavenger fertilize the egg.
>>25924222Lets build a new Hive. Towards the threat, preferably. A keep against the unknown enemy, a buffer, if you will
>>25924347I second the scavenger fertilization
>>25924341I can see the point from a game management point of view, but it seems weird if say the tunellers spend the turn doing nothing because our tasts are curious one and worker tasks.
>>25924341if it betters the flow of the story, so be itohvedoe taxesalsowarriors and scavengers > hunt and forageworkers > farmtunnelers > give us space for living
>>25924341That's fine, as long as cultivation/scavenging happens automatically if those individuals aren't assigned a different task.
>>25924341If we do that, can we make the egg laying a constant process?
Hey, would it be possible to evolve natural defenses?
>>25924405>>25924413It seems like there are things that are basically cluttering the list. Maybe cultivation/scavenging/egglaying can happen automatically unless the queen is studying magic or workers are doing other things.
>>25924390Agreed. Though sometimes, that's just the way it is. I'll keep the same method>>25924405Sounds reasonable.One thing that helps is if you put letters with your posts. It helps me categorize more efficiently.Y'know, likeA) Scavenge. Send Scavengers and Warriors out in groups.orH) Have the Queen Lay eggs.It just helps is all I's sayin'.>>25924413>>25924442Seems reasonable.I appreciate all the feedback.
>>25924341given that case... could not we make a "per caste" work? or something like patrols? sort of like a RTS game controlling a big number of units?
>More tunnelers>Tunnelers split work between more farm space and living quarters
Also, how the fuck have you guys not archived any of your threads.Sup/tg/ exists for a reason. Put in three fucking tags and a brief description, even saying 'We did some shit' is completely fine.
>>25924498I've never done a quest thread before, let alone used Sup/tg/...like a little hapless larva, I too am unversed in the ways of the world.Forgive my ig'nance.Updating...
>>25924222A) Scavenge w/ PatrolsD) Weapons and eggF) Tunnelers provide more breathing roomG) Workers cultivateH) Queen lays eggsScavengers fertilize eggs
I'veSeenEnoughCivThreads.gifWe put our posts in order of priority.So if we have enough time we can execute all of them or only the most voted according to priority.Example1. Kill shit2. Feed on the shit3. Birth shit from the shit
>>25921130A polite reminder to please put quest in your subject field.Polite sage, as I add nothing to the thread.
>>25924640>>25924651ITT: Newfags to civ threads get put in their place.Thanks /tg/
>>25924222Development!The Curious One in charge of weapon development reports that in combination with Flamestones, shiny ore chunks can be purified and molded to desirable shapes!Weapons Development yet continues...~Harvest/Scavenging returns with 6.4 Units of food. With the accompaniment of Warriors, the patrols come home at sundown. The mushroom farm is at maximum maintainable size.~Mazooll's egg is active still. The Princess within squirms, stretching the membranous exterior.~Tunnelers get to work expanding the Den. In the process, they've found a shiny ore chunk! ~>Cont.
>>25924554>Updating>15 minutesIf you aren't getting two or three sentences a minute you're doing something horribly horribly wrong.
>>25924836A Scavenger fertilizes the latest egg clutch.~The larva grow into their shells. Of the 10:5 are Workers2 are Warriors1 is a Tunneler1 is a Nomad~The missing Scavenger was found today. It's dead body out in the desert. Deep gashes litter its body. Whatever got to it cut it...a lot. There are no tracks nearby.>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 91 adults, 0 larvae, 12 eggs22 Workers, 22 Warriors, 17 Scavengers (1 missing), 9 Nomads, 3 Curious Ones, 14 Tunnelers>Technology: Hoes for farming, Shiny bars, for development of other technologies.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 19.8 Units of food, 0 shiny bars, 14 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge/Harvest (Passive unless specific changes are made)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Other
>>25924943Scavenge for more firestones. They will be the catalyst for further advancement.
>>25924943Typo: forgot to add the new food total. It's now at 20.6 Units. My bad.
>>25924999those trips made your forget about our missing scavenger being dead
>>25925019It was a power trip. I briefly forgot of our loss.Thanks for pointing it out.
>>25924943We should spend those evolution points.The "you are what you eat" plan has promise, and committing those points to something is better than just abandoning them.
>>25924943A) Scavenge for firestones.C) Send 3 nomads south to seek other civilization.D) Examine Scavenger's body carefully. Do the cuts look rough or clean?F) Tunnelers make more roomG) More eggs.
>>25925049Don't forget to conduct further research into smelting.
>>25925041This. You are what you eat was a good idea. We should be a bit more specific on it, though. What are your thoughts on that evolution, OP?
>>25925041i want that too
>>259249431. More eggs2. More rooms for farming and living quarters3. Train our warriors against each other while they're busy doing nothing4. Nomads go into desert looking for anything interesting, reporting back upon seeing ANYTHING of interest without checking it out.5. Scavengers scavenge, specifically looking for renewable food sources
>>25925067More specific...I was thinking about feeding stuff to Rozooll, like we did that giant worm, and getting a wierd mutation out of it.Though the "eat a sword - grow a sword-hand" idea is cool too, and we DO have 2 points to spend...
>>25925147No--let's become Rust Monsters.
>>25924943A) Shift scavenger focus to look for firestones and other useful stuff rather than food. The farm's got that covered for now.C) Nomads explore immediate aboveground surroundingsF) Tunellers have at it.
>>25925177And continue smelting research.In fact, OP, I think we can agree to just continue that until we've got it.
>>25925147Well, that would be cool. I think the "eat sword, be sword" would be a bit over-powered. I really think we should have a caste with wings. Shit would be so cash.>>25925161Surely you jest.
>>25925199Think of the possibilities! We march out, disintigrate the enemies weapons and armor, then lay into them with out own!
>>25924943Tunnelers continue to expand the Den.In doing so, they find 3 shiny ore chunks, and 2 Flamestones.~The Queen lays a clutch of 11 unfertilized eggs.~The old clutch of eggs hatch into larva.~A Curious One inspects the dead Scavenger's body. The cuts are rough, but whether that's a testament to the method of attack or the days spent in the harsh desert are mystery.~The Nomads are sent to explore. They return a bit past sundown. All are uneventful, save one:He reports seeing a small convoy of creatures, traveling from the West. They are heading straight for the Oasis! He thinks they saw him, but made no attempt to harm him. They should be here in 1-2 days.~>Cont.
>>25925220But we couldn't use technology. You know, that thing we are exceptionally good at? Yeah, no. Sorry, but it would hurt us just as much as the enemy. A lot of enemies will have magic, so we need technology to make up for it.
>>25925252But if we make it a controlled rust, then we gain an even greater technological advantage.First we deploy the Rust caste, and destroy their technology, then we pull them back and deploy our regular forces with all of our tech.
>>25925281Hm... I see what you're getting at. I like that.
7 Units of food are harvested.~>>25925067Totally acceptable.As long as you detail what you guys want, I'm always willing to try and make your guys' ideas a reality.>>25925147While sort of an existing function, evolutions could be made to improve this process. More extreme mutations...more aspects of consumed creatures, etc. That sort of thing.~>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 91 adults, 12 larvae, 11 eggs22 Workers, 22 Warriors, 16 Scavengers, 9 Nomads, 3 Curious Ones, 14 Tunnelers>Technology: Hoes for farming, Shiny bars, for development of other technologies.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 21.8 Units of food, 0 shiny bars, 14 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge/Harvest (Passive unless specific changes are made)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Other
>>25925281and spy caste of sabottaging bitchesi like your idea
>>25925329A) w/ PatrolsB) Have the nomads worship Our Mother.D) Continue smelting research. Maybe differentiate the properties of each ore? Always have one on the princess. Hoping she'll hatch and mature soon.G) Lay them eggsG) Have the Warriors spar to train.
>>25925329we need more curious ones, we are researching too slow.have a worker fertilize those eggs, our big as fuck farm could benefit from thatqueen lays eggs.how about we use our evo like this?one point into a mayor evolution for the queen, so she gets the power to absorb the abilities of things she eats, and transmit them to a caste, by example, we feed her a lot of birds to her, she births a new flying caste.the other points goes into something similar for the princesses, so every princess has their own unique castes to her service
>>25925353And in addition, we could use them to make invasion nearly impossible. Every time they enter into the desert, their technology starts to fall apart. Clearly the place is cursed!
>>25925439Confirming worker fertilization>>25925450Fucking genius.
Evolve our Soldiers to have a sort of canister shot.>Collect dirt or sand or rocks or whatever>Compress>Spit towards enemy>Devastation
>>25925483Only rocks would do any sort of damage. However, we could have soldiers get a type of fluid projection that increases corrosion like what the previous anons where talking about.
>>25925329Evo point @ improving 'are what you eat' function.Prepare a diplomatic party to greet the newcomers and offer barter.put into long term plans to find DNA of this fucker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyptapantelesf) tunellers
>>25925281I imagine that would be pretty simple to figure out starting from the acid-spitting mentioned in the original evolution list.
>>25925439So can we all agree to using one of the Evo points to enhance our "you are what you eat" (or, what your mother ate) ability to have more extreme mutations, like wings and shit?Sounds like that's the current consensus.
>>25925539Confirmed>>25925534This should be planned for the future. Also, prepare for a diplomatic party to greet newcomers.
>>25925535Exactly. We could make a special class of soldiers who specialize in stealth and subterfuge with the rust power. They infiltrate the enemy, and sabotage (after stealing new and novel designs) all of their tech before the invasion.
>>25925523Not really. Have you seen sand cannons and actual canister shot? If we can just get our soldiers to have a good enough compression and expelling force sand will do just fine. It'll certainly incapacitate fleshy stuff from a decent distance, blinding anything with eyes, and absolutely DEVASTATING the enemy at short range. Think of it like a shotgun.
>>25925624Is this mechanic or organic?
>>25925580since we are goona get the evo for getting castes by eating things... we should decide a caste for inmediate use, the rust spy is cool, but its not an inmediate need.if i remember well... someone wanted a specialized worshipper
>>25925534Sweet n' salty Jesus!And I thought cordyceps was awesome...
>>25925645We will have to wait a little while. Remember that evolutions also take time and energy on the Queen's part. She could die from too many in too little of time.
>>25925645Does worshipping even -do- anything? Why waste a caste on something with no discernible effect?Anyway, we should probably, instead of making a new caste, improve the ones we currently have. Like trying to make those damn Curious Ones more common, or fertile.
>>25925710That's a good idea. But just to make sure, does everybody want the "you are what you eat" evolution?
>>25925710Worshiping has been shown to have...some...effects. But then again, a lot of time and energy hasn't been devoted to it. So we'll have to see, huh?Updating: Won't Take 15 Minutes Edition
>>25925731I think it's dangerous. It'll hurt chances of diplomacy if we're horrible monsters covered in blades and acid sacs.
>>25925644We can make it organic. A spit gland with power in mind instead of creating acid which would require specialized materials and time to replenish would work fantastically.>Almost instantly reloading shotgun with infinite ammo that can blind, incapacitate or even kill our enemies outrightImagine ten of our soldiers just BLASTING the shit out of an enemy formation. Any sort of shield wall they set up just gets fucking wrecked, we charge in, refill our canisters during the charge, and blast them again when we get there. They're fucking destroyed.
>>25925758>implying we want diplomacy>implying we arent the scorge of the desert, the god devourers
>>25925758I don't think it will be that excessive. I think we will just use it to eat the opposing hive for whatever evolution they might have, or something along those lines.
>>25925767For some reason, I can't help but think this sounds better than it would actually work.
>>25925758We're already horrifying monsters. Last time people saw us, they killed all but 1, whom they now keep captive.Diplomacy is going to have to be based more around giving them stuff to show that we're not mindless than looking cute. The cruel fate of the Rozoolliim.
>>25925853When the fuck was that? I remember the last time we encountered travelers they turned out to be our expeditionary squad.
>>25925884No, it happened either last thread or two threads ago.
>>25925884in the first part the anons sended a diplomacy party to the north. resulting in the horrifying death of the party.
>>25925767Let's test this out.>1000 man human army shows up at our home>Breaks into our hill>At every corridor, we have soldier ants>Any humans even peeking out get immediately blasted with sand and injured or blinded (After all, ants can wait fucking forever)>Three ant rotation ensures that the few seconds it takes to reload are covered>Any charges down the corridor are punished harshly with sand blasts, injuring their charging soldiers and forcing their comrades to charge over them, slowing their advance>We back away as they advance, refilling our canisters>Another volley of sand, the enemy advance slows to a crawl as half of the tunnel is filled with enemy dead dying wounded and knocked down>We can crawl backwards and refill our canisters faster than they can crawl through the tunnel towards us>Continuous sand shotgun blasts>Tunnel is absolutely chock full of enemy dead>Tunnelers and workers clear the tunnel after the enemy retreats with whatever forces they have left>Reset trap
>>25925884Early on, when we explored west. Only one survivor from that expedition made it back, but he died of his wounds after revealing that the expedition had been slaughtered.First thread, I think.
>>25925329Smelting is perfected! At least for now.1 Flamestone is sufficient to make 5 shiny ore chunks ---> 5 shiny bars.Weapons Development has made major progress with this discovery. The Curious One notes that a breakthrough should be made soon...~The Queen announces she's ready to undertake another Evolution process. Egg production will be halted and Magical Study isn't possible once started, due to the strain on the Queen.~Until then, the queen births 9 unfertilized eggs.~The Warriors are getting soft. They are designated to practice against each other, to keep sharp.~1 Day until the Strangers are expected to arrive.~Harvest gives 7.1 Units of food.~>Cont.
>>25925911sincerely i dont like the idea of shooting sand, mostly because i cant get it to work in my head. If i can suggest something, we could make our warriors develop sting like apendages that could be shooted
>>25925911>implying humans can't have goggles>implying anything organic could send a projectile like sand at a speed that would cause death or severe damage.>implying humans are this stupid>more implications>greentext
>>25925911Okay, now let's run a realistic simulation.>1000 man human army shows up at our home>Breaks into our hill>Continues the siege bombardment, crushing what is left of the hill>Several tunnels are collapsed, they invade completely>Any human even peeking out gets immediately blasted with sand and injured or blinded>They wise up and use their mages to flush our ambushes out>We retreat, refilling canisters>They follow, blasting away and collapsing tunnels behind us with their earth mages>slaughter us
>>25925992>magesThis is why we need really high Tech and nice Evolutions. We will get fucked in the ass by mages if we don't use what we're good at. Even though our Revered Mother could always swish up a sandstorm for a final "Fuck you".
>>25925932The 12 larvae grow into their shells. Of the 12:6 are Scavengers3 are Warriors1 is a Curious One!2 are Nomads~The current batch of eggs hatch into larva. It's the circle of life...~>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 103 adults, 11 larvae, 9 eggs22 Workers, 25 Warriors, 22 Scavengers, 11 Nomads, 4 Curious Ones, 14 Tunnelers>Technology: Hoes for farming, Shiny bars, for development of other technologies.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 24.4 Units of food, 0 shiny bars, 14 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge/Harvest (Passive unless specific changes are made)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Other
>>25925992>our queen step ups, all humans die>>25926015this nigger gets its, we need to evolve, the true power of the zergs/tyranids/rozollim comes from adapting quickly to situations and masive, masive numbers.your "huuuur muh super soldier insect" doesnt serve for shit
>>25926021Send that new Curious One off to assist in the smelting research and subsequent weapons development.
>>25926029I guess Hydralisk soldiers are cool too.
>>25926029Dude, you realize that technology is our secondary racial advantage, behind only breeding, right?We are a technological race. Mutations are an extra little boost, not the main attraction.
>>25926058>Insects>Tech raceOur tech boost is from mutation and evolution, potatohead.
>>25926021A) Mushroom Cultivation.B) Nomads worship.D) 3 Curious Ones try to understand the properties of shiny bars and shiny ore chunks.G) Tunnelers worth with Warriors. Those sharp claws can do more than just tunneling.G) Have some nomads bring out that strange food we found. Maybe our visitors will like it.
>>25926033seconding.alsoA> question > how many warriors are isued to escorting?c) explore, nomads go westg) evolve > 1 major change > our queen wins the ability to absorb DNA from eating creatures (or our own) and use it to oversee the evolution of new castes, or improvements to our caste
>>25926021Whatever we spend the evo points on, it should be something that enhances our evolution and/or something that enhances tech. Maybe Evo points on making curious ones stop being sterile?
>>25926069That's not technology. Otherwise /g/ and /sci/ would the same board.
>>25926069>Insects>not a tech raceI've slightly modified the official document for ease of reading.
>>25926098this so much
>>25926021F Get the hive ready in case these visitors are hostile.
>>25926121we are insects goddamn, the tech is about evolving into living machinery
>>25926170Where are you even getting this from?Evolution is a secondary bonus. Breeding and tech are our primary attributes.
>>25926170We don't exactly get evolution points very often. Depending entirely on that for bonuses when almost every other race can use magic and technology is very dicksuck.
>>25926198(Mfw that wasn't even me)
>>25926210Whenever we consume sentient life or enemy technology we can evolve to get those attributes or change them around somewhat to suit ourselves.
>>25926228That's not the same as having technology. That's biology. Don't confuse your -ology's.
>>25926021The odd guys showing up, we want to try to set up diplomatic relations. If that fails, kill them and eat them, see if we get a new caste out of it.
>>25926081This, pretty much.We're mid-evolution as it is, though.
>>25926265biological technology man, it suits us better, also since we breed super fast we will always have top notch tech deployed. and our machines evolve and change as we need
>>25926021The new Curious One is sent to assist in weapons development.In no time at all, a breakthrough is made...Development!With accounts made by the Eastcave dispatch crew, the Curious Ones replicate their description as best they can.[Technology Unlocked: Spears][2 Flamestones, 10 bars used, 8 spears acquired]~Cultivation continues, food yield has evened out at an average of 7-7.5 Units.Current harvest yields 7.4 Units.~>Cont.
>>25926330But are we breeding super fast? I'm a bit new to civ threads, so I don't know how fast average is for breeding, but it's suppose to be our specialty.
>>25926363Well, our specialized and mostly randomized castes keep our Effective population low, but as far as reliable growth, it's decently large.
>>25926381Well, that's a bit reassuring.
>>25926330I get it, but biotech isn't really technology in the traditional sense--at least, not for a few thousand years of development.Just because we're bugs doesn't mean we can't use armor and weapons.
>>25926363well at this stage, other races only have a few women pregnant. we alredy birthed a few generations>>25926410i was going to say that, good to see we reached consensus.so evo for evolving by eating, and evo into a fertile curious one?
>>25926334I posted this earlier in my "where are you OP" thread, but I'll repost it now. < Did some drawfagging and drew Rozooll
>>25926334The sky bellows and...water...falls from the sky?It's raining outside. A truly rare, if not odd, occurrence.~They're here. The Strangers stand at the mouth of the Hive, looking up at the Gate. They're making noise...perhaps, this is their language? It's impossible to understand them, though. Maybe they're hailing for a reception? ~What to do?A) Receive them.B) Remain quiet. The presence of the Gate is an obvious sign of life here, but they don't have to know that.C) Kill them, Rozoolliim. Kill them all. They ARE from the West, afterall.D) Write it in.
>>25926429Our Glorious Mother is so beautiful <3
>>25926429You are awesome! Reminds me of Zerg Queens
>>25926443How many are there?
>>25926429Gorgeous. I love you always, kinda Anon.Truly, the Great Mother smiles upon such devotion.Save'd. Like'd. Comment'd. Subscribe'd.
>>25926443D.) Take them prisoners until we understand them.
>>25926457Scavengers spy about 9.They're still making noise.
>>25926490seconded. Eat any casualties.
>>25926429love you>>25926443take one inside with us, have queen talk to him using godly power
>>25926490Of course, put some curious ones next to their cells who study their "language" to make this work
>>25926511This. Have warriors on them at all times.
>>25926443A. Recieve them.We should try to figure out if they know where the captive Rozoolliim is, though that may be difficult. As for killing them, well, part of being strong is being smart, we don't need to test them quite yet.There is a time and a place for everything, though.
>>25926542yeh trade with them aswell
>>25926542A. Attempt to be diplomatic, but have the warriors prepared to ambush them if things go ugly.
>>25926542I like this. When they come inside, they will see the power of the Rozoolliim
>>25926443C. Eat them and assimilate them like the worms. They done stumbled into the wrong oasis
Seems like A) is the dominant choice. Any other takers?
I think the A's have it.
>>25926576But, are we giving away too much strategic information by receiving them inside? Meet them outside, they don't need to know the layout of our hive.
>>25926603This is very true. Maybe meet them by the gate? Have the warriors inside ready to zerg rush out if things go bad.
>>25926603This. They could really troll us if they know our exact strength, etc.
>>25926603If we feel that we can't allow them to leave, we just won't allow them to leave. We have 25 warriors and 14 tunnelers that could kill them any second.
>>25926601A)thenD) for capture and holdif A) fails.
>>25926634We can never trust them though. They could be all diplomatic to our face, then come back with an army and rape us. If one thing is for sure in any world, its that you can NEVER trust humans. If their diplomats are anything near worth their salt, they won't make their full motives clear on the first meeting. For all we know, our parts are valuable spell components.
>>25926670Then we don't allow them to leave. Let them feel comfortable, let them feel secure. The second they see our queen, we kill four of them and capture the rest.
>>25926443The Gate opens for your 'guests'. A squad of Warriors meets them. They make more noise, but it's useless. Knowing they can't be understood, they are ushered inside by the Rozoolliim, knowing that if escape was an option before, it surely isn't now.Following the squad through the tunnels, some look frightened, but one, has determination on his face. With certainty in his stride, he leads the other creatures into the hatchery...>Cont.
>>25926691Then we run the risk of making enemies of them. What do we have to lose from meeting them by the gate?
>>25926715Scaring them and making enemies of them? Is this a serious question? It's a bit late now.
>>25926708> but one, has determination on his face. With certainty in his stride, he leads the other creatures into the hatchery..Inb4 paladin who thinks we're evil
>>25926732agreed.>>25926708See if queen can communicate with them, otherwise keep them somewhere and have the Curious Ones study their language.
>>25926708The look of certainty falters, if only for a second, at the sight of the Great Queen looming before him. Rozooll sees this, much to her satisfaction, but he quickly masks it, if only for the sake of his followers, with grim determination taking over once more.He takes a step forward, Warriors tensing and blocking his path to the Queen.He tries once more to communicate, but to no avail. He makes a few gestures and Rozooll understands: He wishes to try and communicate mentally.Concentrating, Rozooll's eyes turn a brighter shade of orange and the creatures gasp, one even shuddering.Rozooll can hear the thing in her thoughts now.Now that a connection is established, there are a few ways to handle this:A) Speak with the creature.B) Destroy him. His mind is like clay to you now.C) Write-In
>>25926888C)Make them your mind slaves
>>25926888Can we mind control him?If so, pacify him, implant a few fertilized eggs in him and his men and send him on his merry way to wherever he came from.Once the larvae hatch, we'll try to keep a mental link with them and spy/take over whatever operation they have.
>>25926888A. We have nothing to gain from killing them at this point. See how things progress.
>>25926888A > why are you here, what do you want, were you come fromif we discover any hostility against us in her mind, we B > make him cut off his balls
>>25926888C) Figure out his intentions and then decide from there. If hostile, eat them, but if they are friendly, speak to them.
>>25926888A. Lets communicate a little, see what they've got going on. I still want to eat them tho.
>>25926923We don't have that evolution brah
>>25926950What, we can't make him fit a fertilized egg down his throat?Or not even that, we can just make him carry a few with him or something.
>>25926981We risk the larva once it hatches. They will probably kill it if we let them go with it.
>>25927007yeah, we should rather put a larva down his throat. And keep him here, see what happens. Then, if its successful, do it with another one and send them back
>>25927018It seems like everyone favours option A
>>25927018Good idealet's just keep them and experiment
>>25927036I am a different guy to the one who proposed it at first, so at least 2 guys arent included in everyone
>>25927056>>25927044>>25927018Smells like samefagging.
>>25927056Either way, that's two votes compared to the five or so for A.
>>25927101dude, thats really not necessary. Nobody cares.
>>25926888Rozooll speaks first, projecting her voice into his mind."Who are you? Why do enter my home, so sure of yourself after killing my children?"The creature, shocked, replies:"I assure you, my Queen, I have done no such thing. Though I do know who did. I would be lying if I said that it wasn't my people, but my followers and I are innocent. We have traveled through the desert for many days looking for you and after finding one of your children, we know we were close. Every acolyte within 50 leagues felt the death of Tauzel and feared whatever creature was responsible. But my acolytes and I...we knew there was TRUE power in that act. We have come to serve you, however we can."Is he lying? There seemed to be SOME truth to his words, but these are strange creatures. And of the same kind that have killed your children in the past. Can he be trusted?>A) Accept his fealty. His kind could prove useful in future endeavors. Who knows what knowledge they could provide?>B) Destroy him. His kind struck first and they could all be liars. If they were to make a violent move, you would still have time to catch them by surprise.>C) Write-In.
>tabs>intentional for lulz
>>25927121Well you won't let me stuff a larva down a grown man. That makes me sad.But okay, I'll play along. Maybe there will be time for that later.
>>25927125Demand a sacrifice! That will show their devotion or lack thereof! SACRIFICE!!!
>>25927140no dude, I meant nobody cares about somebody accusing somebody else of samefagging. I am strongly in favor of stuffing larva in people
>>25927125Make him cut off a hand.Which we will eat.So we can evolve hands.Imagine ants with hands.That's fucking scary.
>>25927125C .- eat him, get castestell him its our way of telling him he is one of our own
>>25927175Well...we kinda already have hands. In a way. They're just more claw-like. And with fewer digits.
>>25927175Lets just eat one of the guys. He shell offer him/her to us.
>>25927125AC) Accept his loyalty but with conditions. They must prove thier loyalty before they will be fully trusted
>>25927201This. Not only must they prove it, but they must offer a sacrifice.
A seems to be the dominant choice, with the caveat of proven loyalty.Consensus on the conditions of proven loyalty?
>>25927209word it as offering one of their number to become one with the divinity before his time
>>25927218he right there >>25927221 got the right idea
>>25927209So, this but worded a little like this >>25927221
>>25927125>Kill insects while serving your desert god>Insect's mama becomes your desert godYou dun goofed acolytes, and consequences will never be the same. Make them bring us those who killed our kind. We president now.
>>25927125B. He can serve us by feeding our Queen and furthering our species. Empty his head of information first of course.
>>25927265That would be a great test of loyalty.
>>25927272Such a bad idea. We're literally being offered free auxiliaries here, possibly great in number. And you want to just troll them.
>>25927265This. Rozooll demands retribution.
>>25927276it lies quite a bit in the future, doesnt it?
>>25927265>>25927276but if he ISNT loyal, we send him back to his kind and he tells them about what he has seen in the hive
>>25927265He said that his men and him DIDN'T kill the Rozoolliim. Only that the people were he comes from are responsible. But, of course, he could be lying.
>>25927306Our Queen read his mind. She knows if he is lying or not.
>>25927306So keep some of his party hostage. >>25927307Well then have them bring us those who did, his men or not.
>>25927307>His mind is like clay to you now.Then extract the truth.
>>25927311>Is he lying? There seemed to be SOME truth to his words, but these are strange creatures. And of the same kind that have killed your children in the past. Can he be trusted?she doesnt
>>25927330Then we need to make it perfectly clear to him that our retribution will be swift if we are betrayed. He was scared when he saw her, lie to him about our numbers etc. Grossly exaggerate it in a way he can't confirm or deny. If he thinks we have a legion of hundreds rather than dozens, he'll think twice.
I don't think you guys respect what I'm trying to do here...
>>25927361>Tell him this "[insert navy seal copypasta]"
>>25927361Thats such a good insurence.
>>25927361Or we could KNOW what his plans are by reading his fucking mind.
>>25927407we cant. its foreign to us. Its clay in our hands in the sense of we can just smush it.
>>25927407Except we can't do that
>>25927380Imagine the high-five possibilities...
>>25927436I'm starting to see it...But in all seriousness, this >>25927361
>>25927456we are going to be betrayed so badly
>>25927361>>25927395>>25927439>>25927456Also leave him under no illusions about the divinity of our Great Queen Rozooll. She is his god now.
>>25927481He probably thinks she is god because he wanted her to read his mind.
>>25927125Rozooll speaks to him once more:"Your service may be accepted...but your faith must be proven. Your people have slaughtered mine without cause or mercy and yet one of my children yet remains with you-"The man's face changes to one of horror."...my Queen, I had no knowledge of this. But if your child still remains in my home, I know where it would be kept. Allow me to prove my loyalty by returning home and returning him to you. Then we may deliver retribution to the snakes who have so cruelly culled your children.">A) Accept the terms of his loyalty. He seems earnest to prove it. But out of desperation or devotion, that's unsure. (includes options detailed in >>25927361 >>25927481 )>B) Refuse. His loyalty should be proven on YOUR conditions.>C) Write-In
>>25927503B.) still want a sacrifice
>>25927503A, but do as the anon described and put the fear of god into his heart. But also make it clear that if he is telling the truth and is sincere in his motives, he will be rewarded. >Carrot and stick people, carrot and stick.
>>25927503Do A but with a sacrifice as well.
>>25927541stick, stick, and knife?
>>25927543How about a tribute of goods instead of a sacrifice of a human? Way more useful to us.
>>25927554And far more reasonable. Seconded.
>>25927554How is that more useful?
>>25927541>>25927554Combination of these please OP.
>>25927568We can use food and metal and technology, what use is one dead human? We lose a worshipper, and make the rest of them unsure about worshipping us by demanding human sacrifice.
>>25927554but desert god!
>>25927595We can be benevolent to our worshippers, and use them to bring destruction to our enemies. Makes more sense for them to sacrifice non-believers to Rozooll than to offer up their own. Keep them scared, but also in awe, rather than resenting us.
>>25927591The sacrifice is for the Queen to eat. She gains evolution, just like the worm and the heart. We don't know when we will get another Evolution point. This could get us more. We will always find food and metal and technology.
>>25927503A. Tell him to bring us the heads of their captors, and a suitable tribute of goods, a big one as compensation as well as tribute.
>>25927591Its a spiritual thing, you wouldnt get it.
>>25927622No, bring the captors alive or dead, not just heads. Why the fuck heads? Have her eat them alive.
>>25927629Actually yeah. This. >>25927627Have him sacrifice the guilty to Rozooll, not willing supplicants. We want to be worthy of worship by not being TOTAL asshats.
>>25927644>Have him sacrifice the guilty to Rozooll, not willing supplicants. We want to be worthy of worship by not being TOTAL asshats.I can accept that.Begrudgingly, but still
>>25927644So, have them bring the captured Rozoolliim and his captured back alive. It doesn't matter how they do it. They can make them think they are going to a magical land for all I care. Or they can knock them unconscious. Once they have brought them back, the Queen will eat them, and then they will have proved their loyalty and received Rozooll's blessing.
>>25927667And from eating them, we can get ants with hands. Pretty much everyone in the thread gets their way this way. Win.
>>25927503After a moment, Rozooll replies:"Very well. In doing this, you will prove your devotion to me. But know this, little creature: should you betray me, should you even ATTEMPT to return to your home with deceit in your heart, no distance shall separate you from my wrath. No cave shall be deep enough hide. No amount of magic in this world will be powerful enough to keep my children at bay. Leave now and return swiftly. Time vital...for you, that is."The man drops on one knee"I, Medinh of Kaalun, swear to accomplish this in the name of Rozooll, my Queen, Mother, and God. I shall return with your child and the people responsible for the deeds done to you, or die trying. I will return in four day's time."With that, the man stands, beckons to his men, and leaves the Hive, out into the stormy night.
>>25927680That was wonderful. Could we get the status on the princess?
>>25927680How many men did he have anyway? Can we add them to our roster?
>>259277029 I think
>>25927680Iron fist in a velvet glove is the way people.
>>25927699The Princess is in good condition. Her egg seems to get larger each day, but the process appears to be slow.~Rozooll retells the conversation with Medinh to her people. Some express doubt at the intentions of the Strangers, but none doubt the judgement of their Great Mother. Staring at her in reverence, they eagerly anticipate whatever awaits them in 4 days' time.~>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 103 adults, 11 larvae, 9 eggs22 Workers, 25 Warriors, 22 Scavengers, 11 Nomads, 4 Curious Ones, 14 Tunnelers>Technology: Hoes, Spears.>Supplies: 2 Flamestones, 24.4 Units of food, 0 shiny bars, 4 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs, 8 Spears.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge/Harvest (Passive unless specific changes are made)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Other
>>25927804A and D (weapons)
>>25927804AB) NomadsCould you explain "Explore the tunnel"?D)WeaponsG)Queen lay eggs if possible.
>>25927830The Tunnel was a large, preexisting passage, stumbled upon in the first days of the Hive. Inside were large worm-creatures and eventually they attacked the Hive itself, though thankfully it was repelled. Exploration of it would follow The Tunnel, to find whatever, or whoever, it leads to.
>>25927804A) by defaultB) NomadsD) curious ones, weaponsF) tunellers. Try to work on adding defenses of some sort. Places we can ambush attackers from or somesuch.G) queen egging like mad. Warriors training like mad. We want to be ready in case acolyteguy was BSing us and he comes back with an army.
>>25927804I'm still curious about the item in eastcave. We need to get scarier and investigate.
>>25927950There's an item in the eastcave?
>>25927965He talks about it here>>25923412
>>25927804Harvest yields 7.5 Units of food.~The Tunnelers finish expanding the Den, with a new capacity of ~250 Adults. In the process, they have unearthed 4 Flamestones and 8 shiny ore chunks. Wow!~The Nomads continue to worship their life-giving Mother and God. Rozooll's spirit is bolstered. And says she feels a little...different. What could that mean?~One of the Curious Ones produces a small, pointy object. He had stolen it (or maybe he flat out took it) from one of the Strangers during their visit.Work towards weaponry will continue.~Next turn, the Tunnelers will start work on making sinkholes and pockets along the hive, to make the Hive more defensible.~The queen lays a clutch of 15 eggs! Who shall fertilize them?~The 11 larva grow into their shells, of the 11:5 are Warriors1 is a Nomad3 are Workers1 is a Scavenger1 is a Tunneler~The eggs previously laid have hatched into larva.~4 Days until Medinh is expected to return.~It continues to rain outside.>Greenhome>Queen: Mother Rozooll, God-Eater>2 Evolution Points>Numbers: 114 adults, 9 larvae, 15 eggs25 Workers, 30 Warriors, 23 Scavengers, 12 Nomads, 4 Curious Ones, 15 Tunnelers>Technology: Hoes, Spears.>Supplies: 4 Flamestones, 25.5 Units of food, 0 shiny bars, 12 shiny ore chunks, 5 shrub-sacs, 8 Spears.Choose at least one. Consensus on actions dictates the number of actions taken.>A) Scavenge/Harvest (Passive unless specific changes are made)>B) Worship (Rozooll)>C) Explore (N,S,E,W) (The Tunnel) (Northrock) (Eastcave)>D) Research & Development>E) Study Magic>F) Hive Improvement>G) Other
>>25928018D. Keep working with the metal and improving our weapons.Either some new magic or evolving a new caste would also be cool
>>25928018Fertilise the eggs with the STRONGEST warrior. 10 warriors explore the tunnel, the rest train but are on alert to provide backupQueen lays eggs like madCurious ones research weaponryTunnellers work on the hive1 scavenger goes with the warriors to act as a messenger to summon the other warriors to the tunnel if neededNomads explore, but under orders to retreat as fast as possible back if attacked. Have them try to find the settlement that the acolytes were dispatched to to spy on them.
>>25928018Eggs: worker. We want to increase workforce to make it possible to sustain a larger farm. Get the one that needs the least food compared to his productivity.A) as per usualB) nomadsD) curious ones. Dem weaponsF) tunnellers. More defensesG) warriors train, queen eggsWe need to find out how to spend those evo points.
>>25928018I say, let's get some more spears going, till at least all of our warriors have them. Also: mutations. Why don't we use our points, while waiting for Medinh?
>>25928079This. Oh god this.
>>25928084We only have one point IIRC, lets save it for a major mutation (requires 2 points). >>25928079Sounds good, send the rest of the scavengers to scavenge I guess? And workers harvest.
>>25928097I think we have two. and one point gets 1 major or two minor mutations
>>25928097From what I've gathered, one evolution point is good for one big or two small evolutions, but I might remember that wrong. Anyway, the last post by our glorious Insect Lord said we had two points to spend. So either way, we could have at least one large evolution.
>>25928112This guy >>25928105 has it right.Update incomin'...
>>25928112I think we should look into artillery. Major evo for acid flinger caste
General Note: What's the bump limit? And how close are we to it?
>>25928148I'm pretty sure we're autosaging. Limit is 300 righgt?
>>25928148500. We're at 325 including this post.
>>25928163Well, its either 250 or 500. I'm not sure which one it is for /tg/, It varies by board but its always one of the two. >bottom right of page>[settings]>presets>advanced>you're welcome
>>25928177limit must be 250, because we're autosaging, we're staying on page 3 even with these posts.
>>25928177>>25928208yep, saging away
>>25928208>>25928220>>25928163>>25928162Well I'll wrap this shit up in the next post or two. There is always tomorrow...
>>25928230> implying this civ is shit-.-
>>25928230OP Y U NO MAKE NEW THREAD INSTEAD OF CALLING IT? :'(Also, someone archive this shit.
>>25928018The Curious Ones are tasked with further weapons developments. They are quickly able to replicate the object stolen from one of the Strangers.Development!:[Technology Unlocked: Daggers][Weaker and less range than spears, but can wedge even between Rozoollim carapace. It could probably just as easily hit weak points on other races...][1 shiny bar, 1 branch, 1 hide = 2 daggers]~Harvesting yields 7.9 Units of food.~A group of 10 Warriors, accompanied by a Scavenger are sent down The Tunnel. They'll be back soon...~The Queen lays a clutch of 10 eggs.~The previous clutch is fertilized by one of the older, stronger Warriors. Whether this makes the generation better, who knows?~The 9 larva grow into their shells. Of the 9:4 are Tunnelers1 is a Warrior1 is a Nomad2 are Scavengers1 is a Curious One!~The Nomads are sent out to explore the surrounding desert. A few are sent Westward, to follow and locate the settlement where the Strangers hail from.~The young fruit trees in the Oasis have reached maturity. Food production is increased.~The Tunnelers toil in making alcoves and pockets in the Hive walls, for defensible positions. During this, 3 shiny ore chunks are found.With that, my children, I will wrap up the story-part. For now. I'll hang out a little bit and shoot the breeze, answer questions, and participate in discussion for a while, or until the thread dies.
>>25928254>>25928263Because it's 3:30 in the morning for me and despite the damage I've no doubt inflicted on my sleep schedule, I'll have to wake up at some point and be a 'productive member of society'.If I could mentally and morally afford it, I'd forgo sleep altogether.>>25928241Anon, you flatter me. It is encouraging to hear though. Thank you!
>>25928319I say we still need to find and snack on one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyptapanteles
>>25928341Flattering you was the point, both because you deserve it, and because that increases the likelyhood of you continuing to run this.
>>25928341Seems reasonable enough. Also, I quite enjoy this civ thread, please don't let it die after Part IV or so.
>>25928342jesus_christ_how_horrifying.jpg.png.exe.mp4.gov.org.>>25928356...he's trying to charm the pants off of me...and it's working!>>25928357I vow to not let that happen. I have just as much fun. In fact, I'm very surprised people like it so much. But unless I'm hit by a car or meteor, I'll be here tomorrow...like 98% sure.Speaking of which, the thread should probably be started around the same time. Which will be about...17 to 18-ish hours from now. Just FYI.Anyone know how to archive? I'm dumb as shit and have no clue.
>>25928319it shouldn't be hard to develop daggers into spears, great success.
>>25928387I've archived it at- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25921130/
>>25928424Everyone go here- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html and vote for it to protect it.
>>25928424Anon, you're a crackerjack guy.Thanks for the help.
>>25928448And thank you for the great thread. I'll be back for part IV! Though I'm UK, so I might miss it. Archiving at suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com is super easy and self explanatory, so I expect to see any part I miss up there! God speed OP.
>>25928395We have spears....
>>25928468We do? Oh great, then what the fuck are we doing dicking about with daggers?
>>25928474Better to have them and not need them, I say.But they do have their advantages, as I said. Lesser reach and base damage, but greater critical hit potential.>>25928466I hope to see you there. Thank you Anon and sweet dreams.Also this>>25928434If anyone left could vote for that so it stays afloat, if only 'till the start of next thread, it'd be greatly appreciated.I'm about to fall asleep at the monitor, so I'm turning in.Good night, children, and I'll see you tomorrow.
>>25928474Sidearms are nice.
>>25928532All three of those posts were me lol
>>25928721mfw it says (you) in red several places in the same OP post.
>>25928532throwing daggers *cough cough* *splutter splutter*
You should save this somewhere.