You are Princess Lydia Tannhäuser Von Cygnus Gates the third, second in line of succession to the throne, duchess of Tannhäuser, and executive director of the Royal Rocketry Corps of Midland.It is dawn and the sun is rising behind the Mk4c Cherubim launch vehicle that will carry the Selene2 lunar probe to the moon. You had hoped on getting the probe to the moon before the autumn equinox and typhoons but, due to a problem with your radio telescope, it was lost in space before broadcasting any pictures back to earth. Fortunately you have managed to fix the telescope, repair the storm damage, and prepare a replacement probe. It is ready to launch on your orders.You haven't been the only one hard at work however, after practicing docking and long duration space flight, Ms Kenaway's SSC has launched it's first permanent space habitat. Mbinguni Kijiji or heavenly village, consists of an inflatable living quarters based on an improved version of there reflector balloons; a rigid functional cargo block containing life support systems, solar power, and station keeping thrusters; and a single Kijumbamshale (Southern Swallow) space capsule to serve as the command center and crew return vehicle. Currently it depends on a steady stream of supply launches but the SSC hopes to one day make long term colonization of space completely self sufficient.It is now turn 20, The Tang contract is renegotiated in 2 turns. your per turn budget has been spent and you are out of luck.>Wiki: http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=SpacePrincessQuest.SpacePrincessQuest>Rules: http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=WhatGoesUp.WhatGoesUpAll posts must use the royal we. Any suggestion unfitting a princess will be ignored
>>25995400We're so useless next to them.
>>25995459They, focus more on putting things into space. You on the other hand are inventing satellite communications, programmable automatic computers, re-usable spaceplanes, and radio-reactive power.Also when this next probe gets up, your budget's shall be equal.
We should try to use infiltrators to gain acess to their space habitat and get the layout, expand and improve upon their design and put it on the moon. Also, try to find the missing probe if possible.
>>25995497Launch the Selene 2.We must get our permanent space station in geo-stationary orbit, and make it bigger and better than the SSC's, with a shipyard.
>>25995519This is a functionally terrible plan, and should be ignored.
>>25995519Wouldn't we need someone with technical knowledge on building things? I doubt a pilot would be able to learn much.Speaking of pilots, all our pilots are so bad and unskilled. Leveling any skill up is hard and unrewarding, not to say slow as hell.
>>25995546>Speaking of pilots, all our pilots are so bad and unskilledThen you don't understand how the rules work.
>>25995546Blame using up all of our budget to only developing technology and not improving pilots.They only cost 1RP each, you know.
>>25995497God Mother, after the Selene-2 has been launched, we wish to contact the head of the Military Intelligence Office. We have evidence of sabotage of the Radio-Telescope. As the RRC provides the military with satellite photos, we wish to request their aid in investigating this sabotage.
Rolled 3, 2 - 2 = 3>>25995519The missing probe is probably another craiter on the moon by now. Finding it would be impossible with your current equipment, and very difficult with the best hypothetical equipment.>>25995526You haven't gotten any experience in building things in space yet. Hawtry is working on a habitat design however, he just needs funding.After wracking your brain trying to figure out how to catch up, you decide to stop worrying and just get this probe launched before you plan your next move. It's a nice clear day and everything is ready. You count down to zero and pull the switch.
>space princess questWell... no sense to judge a book by it's cover. Just before I start reading the archive, what's our long term goal right now? Might be a good idea to see what I'm getting into.
>>25995580I know that being able to spend only 1 point per turn to improve a single skill is bad.
>>25995666We want to land on the moon and discover what the fake stars really are.
>>25995690Picked the fuck up.
What's our army looking like, where can we make improvements?
>>25995666Our long-term goals are three-fold:1. Put a man on the Moon and bring them back safely to Earth.2. Find out the truth of the Foe Stars, the stars that burn like White Dwarf stars that appear and disappear, while transmitting radio signals.3. Pass this test that has been placed upon us by our father.
>>25995716Our nation's army looks pretty awesome. Sadly, it doesn't belong to us.
>>25995716We're the world super-power and the only nation with nukes.Of course, it's not under our control, nor can we make any changes or improvements to it.
Rolled 10, 8 - 2 = 16>>25995662Liftoff, the cherubim ascends into the heavens and all the telemetry checks out as the first stage is discarded and the mid-stage soars upwards out of the atmosphere to it's apogee.>>25995716That is not your department but Midland's armed forces consist of the Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marine Corps, and Royal Rocketry Corps. You control the Rocket Corps and your elder brother the crown prince is the Capitan of the flagship of the Royal Navy.
Has anyone ever put forward the idea that the Foe Stars are actually spaceships? Think about it:>They appear then disappear.>They burn bright (FTL event horizon?).>They transmit radio waves.Just consider these?
>>25995761>Has anyone ever put forward the idea that the Foe Stars are actually spaceships?Uh, yes? It's the very first thing we thought of, and why this quest is part Race to the Moon and part XCOM.We've already discussed this.
>>25995761I'd wager it's an FTL burst of some kind. Or an intergalactic war that we're just watching from afar.Maybe we should have defensive satellites. Are there any treaties regarding weapons in space?
>25995778Sorry, I'm new to this whole thing (not tg, just this quest).
>>25995804>unable to link properly to a post>continues to put email in the email fieldNo, it's pretty apparent you're new.
>25995794That sounds like a good idea.We just have to put some kind of coilgun up there for decent defence.
>>25995834Well, we'd need a treaty allowing us to do it first. The UN has treaties against putting weapons up into space and I wouldn't be surprised if this world (I'm new as well) had similar agreements.If there is a treaty, maybe we could call it a "research supercollider." See how fast particles travel in space and all that. In reality, it's a weapon.
>>25995758We need to finish off the MultiVAC to help sort out the transmissions from Selene-2 once it makes it to the Moon.Turn 21 Budget:30RP MultiVAC 16/204RP Manufacture Meteor6RP Manufacture Archangel Rocket8RP Meteor 10/141RP Harker Increase Piloting1RP Palmer Increase Piloting
>>25995862>>25995834>>25995794We have already discussed this before, and we do not have either the budget, the technological base, or the infrastructure to pursue defense satellites right now.
>>25995896Fine. I was only wondering about the legality of it. I wasn't saying "do it now."
Rolled 9, 2 - 2 = 9The probe circularizes it's orbit and then begins the Transfer orbit to the moon where it will take pictures before crashing into the surface.>>25995794Since the great war against the northern hoards, there have been treaties preventing them from developing Radio-reactive weaponry or rockets. They do not appear to have broken them, although these treaties do not effect the southern confederation or western islands.>>25995862Klaus likes the idea of using electro-magnets to accelerate pieces of metal without chemical propellant, but Minerva thinks it sounds like a waste of time. It would require more energy than would be practical at this time however.
>>25995834Stop putting you email in the email field.Click on the post number of the person you want to reply to.Read the rules.Read the FAQ.I'm not going to spoon feed you more.
>>25995886Instead of Harker, we should swap in Orion for Piloting training.Harker can then pilot the Meteor in another attempt for a successful re-entry and landing. We need to build up interest in space flight so that Tang remains profitable, and show that we're still competitive with the SSC.
>>25995908>2-2Hey, is this a crit success? Do we get a bonus?
>>25995908>Klaus likes the idea of using electro-magnets to accelerate pieces of metal without chemical propellant, but Minerva thinks it sounds like a waste of time. It would require more energy than would be practical at this time however.Once the radio-reactive pile is mass produced...
Rolled 7, 9 - 2 = 14The probe completes it's translunar injection burn It will arrive at the moon next turn. Stonefield is tracking it's progress with no abnormalities.>>25995973Sure have a luck point, gods know you desperately need some.>>25995919Please play nicely with the other children Lydia.
>>25996002>Sure have a luck point, gods know you desperately need some.You are kind, God Mother.
>>25996002Then do we have time to contact the head of Military Intelligence to ask for their assistance?
>>25996127Do you wish to contact the Department of Military Inteligence or the Bureau of State Intelligence? Both organizations have the capability to conduct the investigation, but sending both would be counterproductive as espionage types are known to be competitive and territorial.>The DMI will conduct this investigation.>The BSI will conduct this investigation.>>25995938>>25995886Tiebreaker is required for the turn 21 budget.
>>25996208The RCC is a military oganization, so we should use the DMI. But since we're working on non-military projects, we should instead, use the BSI, so yeah, BSI.>>25995862And I second this budget.
>>25996208Us the BSI. The RRC is technically a military department, but the sabotage was at the Stonefield.Also going with >>25995938
You begin typing a formal request to the Bureau to launch an investigation, and to send it to Stonefield where it can be printed on delivered to the Beuro by a trusted courier. Seargent Adell tells you that MVAC can use large prime numbers encrypt a message so that it can only be decoded with the proper key. Without the key it would take a computer comparable to MVAC more than a hundred years working non-stop to crack the code. As long as MVAC is the most powerful automatic computer in the world, nobody should be to intercept your transmissions.
>>25996374We may be able to get cooperation and funding from the intelligence agencies for this.We shall request meetings with the heads of the DMI and BSI once we return to the mainland in the future.
>>25996431>>25996374Good idea. Send the message uncoded however, but with a mention to MVAC's coding capabilities.
>>25996374As splendid as this encryption plan is, I presume it will also be rather awkward for the Bureau to decode the message without an automatic computer of their own. We should point out to them the value of MultiVAC's abilities both in making codes and in breaking our enemies' codes, though.
Rolled 7, 2 - 2 = 7>>25996733>>25996516I should have pointed out that it would be decrypted by Stonefield's MVAC and printed in plain Anglish before delivery to the Bureau.>>25995938>30RP MultiVAC 16/20>4RP Manufacture Meteor>6RP Manufacture Archangel Rocket>8RP Meteor 10/14>1RP Orion Increase Piloting>1RP Palmer Increase PilotingConfirming budget, updating wiki. Please keep in mind that the maximum amount of points invested in a pilot's skill is 9. Palmer's skills cannot be improved further.It is now turn 21, the start of winter. The Lunar probe shall arrive at it's destination shortly, Sir Harker is ready to launch as soon as you give approval, and the Tang Contract is renegotiated next turn.How will you spend this turn?>Talk to Harker about the Meteor>Talk to Cobham about Haker>Talk to Orion about the eastern islands>Talk to Palmer about her trainingYou have one luck point.
>>25996935We shall speak with Sir Harker about the Meteor.Also, I don't think 9 points have been invested in Palmer yet.
>>25996935>Palmer's skills cannot be improved further.Wait, what *are* Dame Palmer's skills at the moment? The pilots aren't on the new wiki page.Also, we should speak to Sir Harker about the Meteor. Last time we spoke he was a little.... upset, if we recall correctly.
Rolled 7, 10 = 17Palmer is now at 3/3/3Orion is at 4/2/1 with 2 in combatHarker is at 4/3/3 with 2 in combatCobham is at 3/4/2Oh dear it seems that many of the other pilots are also at nine, with Harker at 12! Maybe I should amend that for the Pathfinder 3? Raise it to 12?
>>25997095You should probably raise it to 12; the Combat stat was never in the rules, so that throws the 9 Point Limit completely off balance by introducing it.
>>25997272True. The Limit will be 12 from now on, with no stat being higher than 4.
>>25996962You come across Harker overseeing the preparations for his flight. He is walking around the Meteior's fuselage and bending down to inspect every inch of it's jet black heat resistant skin for any flaw or imperfection. The alchemists are staying out of his way and he does not notice you entering the workshop.
>>25997095>>25997351So the pilots can only be truly good at one single thing? What dice do you roll for skills? 12 isn't very safe in a d20 either.
>>25997475We shall wish him safe voyage. Hopefully he'll have plenty of test data.
>>25997671But first, we watch the gyrations of his butt.For reasons.
>>25997685For safety reasons. It could affect the mission.
>>25997702A princess doesn't do such things.(she glances every now and then.
>>25997475"Sir Harker, how is everything?"
>>25997475Walk up quietly near to Sir Harker, and watch him work. Don't interrupt him, wait for him to finish or notice our presence.
>>25997644When a spacecraft fails a reliability test (2d10 roll under), the pilot may spend a point of stamina to lower a Fail result by his piloting, or a BOOM! result by his engineering. A 4 is pretty darn good.Harker hears the room become quiet and stands up to turn around and bow as you approach. He's a man of medium height with blond hair who hides the hideous burn scars on his face behind a plain white mask. The result of an accident when he was first trying to break the sound barrier. "Good afternoon your highness. Do I have your approval for the test flight or do you want to wait till next turn?" He asks in a polite manner, smiling pleasantly under the mask.
>>25998029Go when it is safe to go
>>25998029"You may fly, mister Harker. Please, be successful."
>>25998029"You have our blessing, Sir Harker."
>>25998029"We bow to your superior judgement in this matter, Sir Harker. You may depart as soon as you feel the craft is ready. And good luck."
>>25998029>>25998061>>25998073 These, and remind him that we expect no broken bones this time.
"I imagine this flight will be much more successful than the last" Harker says with a confidant smirk. "But just in case" he pulls a letter out of his breast pocket. "I have updated my will. If anything should happen I shall trust you to execute it your highness." He hands the letter to you, and it feels somehow heavier than a piece of parchment inside of a paper envelope with a wax seal ought to.
>>25998276"Do not sadden Dame Cobham, Sir Harker, or disappoint us. We shall be tracking your progress."
>>25998276"We hope we will not have to open this letter. All of luck for you."And let the man fly/end turn.
>>25998315>>25998340Both of these are excellent.
Rolled 4, 6 - 2 = 8Harker prepares for launch, but in the mean time you have good news. The first images from the moon have arrived and are being displayed on MVAC's video screen. This is a great success and you predict that your budget will be raised by two points next turn, as well as increased public support. Ms Kenaway can have low earth orbit, you are finished with it, you will claim the Moon for yourself.Now it's time for the Meteor 2's sub-orbital test flight. You hope your luck holds out here.
>>25998463Eventually we need to have a landing (duh), but more importantly a mineral sample.A mining operation would be a good way to make a colony profitable.
>>25998489No, the next thing we need is to put a Waylight Beacon into Lunar orbit in order to get the Positioning System bonus.
>>25998527>eventually>nextTwo different words.
>>25998489And by landing, I mean unmanned. Soil makeup. That's all we'd need.
Rolled 9, 5 - 2 = 12Harker enters space on a sub-orbital trajectory and begins to slowly fall back to earth. There is no sign of trouble this time fortunately. "Meteor to Tannhäuser, it's great to be back in the void. Everything is going good, just separated the last stage and am free falling." Harker's voice buzzes in over the radio. Behind you Cobhamn appears to be biting her lip.>>25998527I'm actually not using the GPS rules, instead I just gave the RRC a 2 point funding bonus for having the largest satellite constellation.>>25998581Getting a soil sample from an unmanned flight might be almost as hard as a manned flight. You would need some sort of automaton to pull it off.
Rolled 8, 4 - 2 = 10>>25998680>Harker uses 1 point of stamina to reduce fail roll to 9, success.The Meteor's radio signal weakens as the re-entry blackout starts. However curiously enough MVAC manages to continue tracking the Meteor's radio signal via the satellite network, even though the ground stations lose contact. Even from above the signal is weakened, but it does not vanish completely. This is especaly remarkable as the Stonefield radio teliscope cannot pick up his signal even though it is much more powerful than the satelite's antennas. Curious."It's *crackle* very hot *Buzz* in here Your *Static*" Is all you can make out, but that's more than any other mission has given you in previous missions. Even the SSC has reported that radio contact is temporaraly lost with spacecraft as they re-enter the atmosphere.
>>25998894"Professora, perhaps the blackout is directional, if it can be heard from above but not from below? Most curious."
>>25998894>Harker uses 1 point of stamina to reduce fail to 7, success. Mission successful, you gain another luck point. Your budget will increase once the Meteor has returned back to earth after being in space twice.The ground station's re establish contact with Harker as he soars over midland at hypersonic velocity. "This is increadable your highness, Everything's going much better than last time" harker says over the radio. "Now let's just see if I can land it properly this time"The Meteior deploys it's landing gear and parachute as it comes down fast and hard at fort Adler's largest runway, normaly reserved for the massive flying fortresses of the Royal Air Force.>>25998948"Ov corse, The elemental neucli louse there charges at high tempratures and begin absorbing radio waves. It makes sense that the effect would only happen on the bottom of the spacecraft" Klaus says as he begins doing some calculations on a chalkboard. Practicaly dancing across the room "I knev it vas possible! This proves everything!" MInerva is much more reserved and instead stands back and double check's her youngstuden't equations for any mistakes.
>>25999155"Quick fascinating! Perhaps more work can be done on this, as we shall be preparing another mission with the Meteor to confirm this hypothesis."
>>25999155Good work Klaus, hopefully your equation is correct and we can trade that info around if we needed too.
>>25999155Alright, we need 1 more successful flight from the Meteor, so we'll need to bump up its stats some more.Turn 22 Budget:52RP due to ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Lunar Orbit Achieved9RP MultiVAC 19/2036RP Meteor 15/196RP Manufacture Archangel Rocket1RP EVA 3/6Launch Palmer in the Meteor
It is now turn 22 and time to renegotiate the Tang Contract. You receive a letter from the Nestle Food company telling you that sales of Tang have been low, with most of the product being bought up by the SSC. Because of the low profit margins Mr Nestle wants to reduce the royalty payment to 1 point per turn from 2 points. Is this acceptable? You have 50 RnD points to spend, and two luck points. The winter solstice and new year is in two turns.
>>25999416>You have 50 RnD points to spendShouldn't this be 52, because of our successful Lunar mission? Or has that not been publicized yet?Shouldn't the Lunar mission have reignited interest in the space program, and boosted sales of Tang?
>>25999482Derp, yeah 52. Although that might be reduced to 51 if the tang deal is renegotiated. Perhaps you should point out the lunar probe and Harker's test flight to him.
>>25999605That is what I wanted to ask about; didn't the Lunar Impact mission get publicized?"Mr. Nestle, the RRC has just put a probe on the Moon, and our latest flight of a new type of Capsule has just been successful. Surely such events would respark interest in space and the things associated with the space program?"
Listening to the SSC's radio traffic, you hear something unusual. The third mission to the space habitat seems to be going fine until it comes time to expand the solar panel array with new cells brought up on the supply ship.You aren't sure entirely what happened because they were talking in Suthish, but from what Klaus tells you it seems like there was some kind of accident and one of the Space Scouts was injured. The Spacewalk was aborted and both crew members are returning to earth in the crew return capsule, leaving the entire station abandoned in low earth orbit.Depending on your demeanor this might be good news or bad.
>>25999416Reduce to one point if the probe and Harker's meteor do nothing to excite his sales. In fact could we help market tang by using a recording from our void knights endorsing it as a fun drink on the ground and in space?
>>25999403No. Begin investing in the other pilots too. We have 9 of them, but only ever use 4.
>>25999694Since we are in public, we shall act disheartned. On the inside, however, we shall be celebrating.
>>25999694Of course we will show concern. We are not uncouth, and it would not befit a princess to publicly show pleasure in the misfortune of others.And the SSC's space station, while a concern to our position in the race, is an obstacle that we can overcome. We don't want this race to fall from friendly to bitter, after all.
>>25999768Then what project are you going to take the RP points from?From MultiVAC, which is one step short of completion?The Meteor, which we've already shown by the die rolls is still dangerous and none of the other pilots save Cobham have a Piloting skill as good as Harker's, and we need to launch the Meteor in order to secure a 2RP bonus?The Archangel, which we need to build to even launch the Meteor?Or the EVA suit, which we'll need for our own spacewalk missions?
>>25999403Currently the Meteor is in Fort Adler, and Palmer is on Tannhäuser island. Harker also expresses concern that the Meteor also be tested on return from orbit rather than another sub-orbital flight. This will require the construction of an engine and RCS.
>>25999905>>25999905That's 2RP additional, but he's right that it needs to be tested from an orbital flight.Will sending Palmer to Fort Adler, or bringing the Meteor back to Tannhauser Island, take the entire Turn?Otherwise I don't see why we can't have Palmer go to Fort Adler with the Void Engine and RCS, and have the workshops at Fort Adler construct an Archangel, and do an orbital test.
>>25999954You can build all of those at Fort Adler, but Good luck convincing Harker to let anybody else touch his favorite spacecraft.
>>25999854From teh EVA suit, since we're still far from doing any spacwalking.
>>26000005So he wishes to do all testing of the Meteor himself?Very well. But just for that, Dame Cobham gets to fly the Comet for its maiden flight, and Dame Palmer for its second.>>26000076Then who will the point go to?
>>26000076One more point is necessary for the RCS, unless you intend to strand Harker in orbit forever.
>>26000115Tsk, alright then. The skilling up can wait.
>>260001156RP MultiVAC 18/2036RP Meteor 15/196RP Manufacture Archangel Rocket1RP Manufacture RCS for Meteor1RP Manufacture Void Engine for Meteor1RP Cobham Increase Engineering1RP Grenefeld Increase Engineering
>>26000254I second this budget.
>>25999683You manage to talk Nestle into keeping the contract the way it was by promising better publicity in the coming year. You hope you can keep up with this promise.>>26000254>6RP MultiVAC 18/20>36RP Meteor 15/19>6RP Manufacture Archangel Rocket>1RP Manufacture RCS for Meteor>1RP Manufacture Void Engine for Meteor>1RP Cobham Increase Engineering>1RP Grenefeld Increase EngineeringConfirming budget, updating wiki.What shall you do this turn?>Send your regards to Ms Kenaway and inquire on the nature of the accident.>Take a peek at Harker's will (Dishonorable -1 luck)>Ask Cobham about Harker>Ask Orion about the eastern islands.You have two luck points.
We should see if we can get the Meteor to rendezvous with the space habitat and have a look at the thing.
>>26000532Lets talk to Ms Kenaway!
>>26000532Well now that we have Harker's will we should actually check if anybody else has a will or if they are in order. That or have the Colonel Smith delegate it out.Has Ms Kenway published what happened. If not don't send a message, she may think we are spying on her which is bad form for friends.Other than That with storm season out of the way I want to go see Orion's mom and her island.
>>26000532>Send your regards to Ms Kenaway and inquire on the nature of the accident.This is time sensitive, since it just happened.
>Send your regards to Ms Kenaway and inquire on the nature of the accident.Hopefully this will help with our own project.
>>26000532We shall also launch the Meteor for the second time this turn. Do not forget.
Rolled 6, 9 - 2 = 13>>26000534This would be nearly impossible because of Fort Adler's high Latitude and the meteor's limited RCS fuel. Even if you could reach the station's altitude there wouldn't be enough fuel left over for the necessary maneuvers to rendezvous and still have some left over for the De-orbit burn.Harker launches from fort Adler to head back home. The mission is being timed so that a satellite will be directly overhead as he de-orbits. Because he has not had time to recover, his stamina is at 1/3.
>>26000766>Because he has not had time to recover, his stamina is at 1/3Oh no, we forgot about this rule.
>>26000766oh dear he should have taken time to rest. we could have had the meteor delivered to the island.
Rolled 4, 8 - 2 = 10>>26000852You have two luck points and the Meteior has been improved significantly. At any rate the launch goes off without any problems.
Rolled 6, 10 - 2 = 14>>26000881Also I lied, he actually has 2 stamina points. He can afford to fudge both the re entry and landing rolls.Harker enters orbit without trouble and completes a pair of revolutions around the earth to test the Meteor's thermal management properties in sunlight and shade before firing the de-orbit thrusters and beginning the descent.
>>26000944>14Just barely beat the Failure rating.
Rolled 8, 2 - 2 = 8>>26000981That was for the de-orbit burn, the failure raiting for which is 19.Although radio contact from ground stations is lost, the satellites manage to keep relaying Harker's reports the entire way down as the Meteor re-enters the atmosphere.
>>26001038Have we figured out why the contact gets lost every time? It keeps happening reliably; surely there's some science to it.
Rolled 2, 2 - 2 = 2>>26001069Yes, earlier this thread in fact. Klaus atributes it to uncharged elemental particles absorbing radio emissions.>>26001038Harker's Meteor slowly decelerates from hypersonic speeds as it approaches the island. The runway on Tannhäuser island runs the entire lenght of the beach, but it is verry narrow and Harker will have to hit it just right or end up in the ocean. As you watch from the Manor House's radio room overlooking the airfield you spot a tiny black dot on the horizon.
>>26001180I think he made it.
>>26001180Oh wow.Can we get another luck point from this~?
>>26001337That's not a critical success and you already have two of them. Your budget will be raised starting next turn.
>>26001417I'm just glad Harker made it back safe and sound.
>>26001180Did we take pictures of the landing? This looks proper futuristic. We should send a few around, and make it known that artists are welcome to use what we publish as a base for their work.
>>26000678>>26000606>>26000548"Good Morning You highness!" Ms Kenaway's voice greets you from the MVAC terminal transmitting via your satellite network. "Yes we were having some trouble with the Mbingu, the solar panels weren't giving enough power so we were trying to replace them with bigger ones, but the engineer got her suit tangled and almost depressurized. We had to call off the mission and bring her home, and the council voted ground all flights until we did a full safety check on everything. We might end up de-orbiting it and starting over." She seems very egger to share the entire story with you, the newspapers weren't nearly this detailed. "So how is you program doing You highness? Congratulations on your probe, I hope you don't think this is the end of the bet." She says, injecting a little humor to lighten the mood.">>26001771Of course, every launch and landing is recorded for posterity. >>26001594In other news, because of the differences in activity between the weekends and weekdays, I'm considering moving SPQ to saturdays only from noon to midnight (PST) If you have any comments on this please tell me in the quest thread general.
>>26001834"Would you like us to try and do some housekeeping?"If we can attach a module to the existing station, we wouldn't dream of stealing it of course, but it'd make it an international effort.Plus it would be nice to have tea wth Jakisan on it.Assuming we manage to not spill the tea.
>>26001834Jokingly "Well I didn't say what we sent to the moon, just the moon I believe. Now I will accept checks or dresses for my winnings, that or maybe I can come over and visit some time with my void Knights and retinue."
>>26001834About moving the quest, I can live with that, for sure! This is a lot of fun. I haven't participated as much as I hoped because I had to go to Serbia and build powerplant.
>>26001834It would be nice to have a set time on the weekend that everyonewell almost everyone can attend.
>>26001935"I remember, you say 'race you to the Moon' the winner will be decided when one of us reach the moon or die trying." Ms Kenaway says over the radio, countering your joke with one of her own. Well maybe she's not joking, you can't tell. Does she really intend to go to the moon herself? One advantage she has over you is that being a commoner she can risk her life all she wants without putting a nation in jeopardy.>>26001932"Do you want to buy it?" She asks, again with that dangerous mixture of jest and earnestness made even more difficult by her foreign accent and mannerisms.
>>26002118We should worry a little about our counterpart, she seems to be getting in the blue valley a little..."Maybe, but before we do we would like to visit!" After all, we did help with the power systems, maybe we can fix them.
>>26002118No, we really shouldn't buy it. It's in LEO and would need continuous fuel shipments to stay in orbit.
It's past midnight here and time for bed. See you next time and thanks for 130+ posts.>>26003789The game does not handle station keeping burns. Although if I wanted to go into that much detail, it would probably be one burn every 12 turns or so. Sending regular shipments of food is more important.
>>26003932Night god mother.