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.The new year is still fresh and the entire Rocket Corps is reeving to resume the conquest of space. Harker has been preparing to train the other pilots to fly the Meteor, taking Orion up in the comet and practicing landings. Palmer and Cobham can already do this part, but each will need a sub-orbital flight before they will be ready to fly the Meteor by themselves.Back in the Manor House, Seargent Adell has been working hard on programing MVAC. She has been able to use it to produce and store vector images which can be projected on slides. She claims this will make designing large complex spacecraft easier.Colonel Smith thinks this is important because Neither the Cherubim or the Meteor are stable for getting a man to the moon. The Two have prepared a briefing on possible mission configurations.However something else holds your attention. Right now Stonefield has detected a sudden surge of radio waves emanating from the polar stars. You will have to wait until night to confirm that this is indeed a Foe Star, but this looks promising.>We shall attend Smith's Briefing, the Society can record data on the Foe Star themselves.>Smith's Briefing can wait. Patch all the data from Stonefield through to MVAC, we shall examine it here.>We shall depart at once to Stonefield, no time to wait!It is now turn 2 of the new year 716. You have 54 RnD Points to spend and two luck points.>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
>>26133448The Society have their own MVAC core now, don't they? We can therefore examine their data at a later point. To the Colonel's briefing.
>>26133448>We shall attend Smith's Briefing, the Society can record data on the Foe Star themselves.Data is data, and they already have an MVAC core. We shall analyze it later.
>Attend Smith's briefingYou, allong with the void knights and senior alchemists, all huddle into the Manor House's Radio room and draw the curtians as Seargent Adell adjusts MVAC. Once everyone is seated a slide is projected onto the wall. It shows a diagram of the Cheribum. "Currently." Smith says once he has everyone's attention. "The largest rocket in the RRC inventory is the Mk5c Cherubim. It was considered a heavy lift vehicle when it was designed, but if we intend to send a man, or woman, to the Moon and bring them back home, we are going to have to reconsider that designation. The Mk5 is actually a Medium lifter. It is ideal for resupplying space stations and sending small probes to the moon, but it simply does not have the power to send large payloads into lunar space, nor the range to bring them back. Similarly, the Halcyon Aviation Meteor is also ill suited for a lunar excursion." Smith continues the Briefing as Adel flips through the slides, this time showing a Diagram of the Meteor. "Although a re-usable space plane can make activity in low earth orbit less expensive, it cannot land on the moon, and it's lifting body is dead weight in lunar space..." How are you dressed for this briefing?>Frilly Dress, we still wear the same thing we wore when we were 15>Dress Uniform, This is a military Briefing>Buisness Dress, Black clothing isn't so hot that we would forget about looking shap.>Bathing Dress, We were just swimming and didn't have time to change.
>>26133862>Dress Uniform, This is a military Briefing
>Dress Uniform, This is a military Briefing
>>26133862>Dress Uniform, This is a military BriefingWhat about assembling a vehicle by docking smaller payloads in orbit?
If we put together a Mass 18 Rocket, we could then create a Mass 9 Rocket and a Mass 9 Capsule. We could then put two Mass 9 Capsules together in orbit to get a Mass 18 vehicle to get to the Moon.
>>26134027What's our max Mass at the moment? 6?We're gonna need a ton of funding for that.
>Military Dress Uniform.The slide then changes to a Diagram of the Earth Moon system. "Although recent advances in the study of orbital mechanics have made our estimates much more optimistic, getting to the moon will require an order of magnatude more fuel than any previous mission." Smith says as the slide is replaced by another showing each mission step. "For a lunar flyby a total of five burns are nessary, one Burn for launch, two burns to establish a transfer orbit to the moon, one burn to recapture earth orbit after the flyby, and one more burn to de-orbit safely." The slide then shows even more steps for a full landing and return. "To put a man, or woman, on the moon and bring him back home will require nine steps. Launch, two transfer burns, one lunar capture burn, one burn for the lunar landing, another burn for the ascent, a burn to return home, a burn to recapture in earth orbit, and then one last burn to de-orbit safely back on earth." Smith pauses to catch his breath as Adell switches to the next slide, which is a Diagram showing the relitive size of the Pathfinder, Meteor, and a silouete of a hypothetical capsule for lunar missions. "In addition, each crew member will need provissions for two turns at minimum. We know it is possible for humans to survive long periods in space, thanks in part to the SSC's experements. We do not however have there experiance in such matters..."
>>26134027Smith calls on you as you raise your hand. "yes your highness, I was just getting to that." He says as Adell changes the slide. Flipping ahead and skipping past a few pictures of absurdly sized rockets to a picture of a pair of slightly less absurd rockets. "A Mass 18 rocket would be 50% larger than the Cherubim, and two of them could launch an entire lunar mission for two void knights. One who would land on the surface in a specially designed lander before returning to lunar orbit where he will be rescued by the second void knight to return in a capsule. The Entire mission would use two rocket stages, a capsule, and a lander, launched in two flights and docked in orbit. Unfortunately this is another field where the SSCs expertise exceeds ours, we have not had a single Rendezvous while they have completed several, including completely automatic docking."
>>26134200>and two of them could launch an entire lunar mission for two void knightsThis isn't two Mass 18's on a single mission, right?That wouldn't make sense, since the Lower Stage has to be able to launch the full weight of the Upper Stage and the Capsule.And the Cheribum isn't optimized for use with a Mass 18 Lower Stage; it's too massive. It would be best be used as a Mass 12 Upper Stage to put a Mass 12 Capsule into orbit.So we need a Mass 18 Lower Stage, a Mass 9 Upper Stage, to put a Mass 9 Capsule into orbit. We'll need to use the Mass 8 Meteor-3 and the Cheribum to put a habitat into orbit and to test all of our docking protocols.
>>26134400We could obviate the need for a Mass 9 Upper Stage by building a more powerful Thruster Module that can take the place of the Upper Stage.That should make the mission easier to do by reducing development cost.
>>26134400Yes, we're absolutely going to need a couple of Meteor-3s for practising docking procedures (and experience with EVAs and so on). A Mass 24 Lower Stage would indeed be excellent, but is also far too expensive to develop - 72RP to prototype, and we can't stockpile RP over multiple turns.
>>26134459We should work with the SSC to acquire experience with docking procedures.
The diagrams of the two rockets are replaced by diagrams of there payloads. "Currently this is the rough mission plan I sketched up this morning. It calls for a capsule and lander with a payload of 6 each, and a pair of Transfer and return stages each with 10 units of fuel. Obviously this is very rough sketch and the size of the payload and fuel could change. But a pair of mass 18 lifters is something we could build, and would require only two docking, one to assemble the 4 part spacecraft in earth orbit, and another to dock the capsule back with the lander in lunar orbit."LM• Pilot• Camera• Cart• RCS• Lunar Landing Fuel• Lunar Ascent fuellEngine• Contingincy Fuel• Injection Fuel 2• Injection Fuel 2• Injection Fuel 2• Injection Fuel 1• Injection Fuel 1• Injection Fuel 1• Injection Fuel 1• Launch Fuel• Launch FuelMass 18 lifterCM• Engineer• Rations• Rations• Rations• Rations• RCSEngine• Contingincy Fuel• De-Orbit Fuel• Recapture Fuel• Recapture Fuel• Return Fuel• Return Fuel• Capture Fuel• Capture Fuel• Launch Fuel• Launch FuelMass 18 lifter
>>26134569A Mass 11 Engine?With a Mass 7 Capsule?The LM and CM should include an EVA each. Mass 8.
>>26134569We need to build all of the components before we begin work on the Mass 18 lifter. Assuming everything goes okay, it will take 9 turns of us putting our entire budget into this Mass 18 Lifter to get it to 17/20.That's half a year.We had better complete all other projects by then.
>>26134726Sooner or later we're going to have to do what the SSC have been doing all along: launching things before they're absolutely perfected. We don't *need* all our rockets at 10/15 for their first ever launch and 19/20 for their second. We're just risk-averse.
Adel punches a few more calculations into MVAC and brings up the following.LM1 Pilot2 EVA3 Camera4 Cart5 Ascent Fuel6 Landing Fuel7 RCSEngine1 Injection Fuel 22 Injection Fuel 23 Injection Fuel 24 Injection Fuel 15 Injection Fuel 16 Injection Fuel 17 Injection Fuel 18 Launch Fuel9 Launch FuelCM1 Pilot 2 EVA3 Rations4 Rations5 Rations6 Rations7 RCSEngine1 Contingincy Fuel2 De-Orbit Fuel3 De-Orbit Fuel4 Recapture Fuel5 Recapture Fuel6 Return Fuel7 Return Fuel8 Launch Fuel9 Launch FuelThis will require a mass 8 capsule, a mass 8 lander, a Mass 10 Upper stage, and a Mass 18 Launch Vehicle.
Rolled 10, 7 = 17We can finish the Radio-Reactive Turbine this year. It will require an investment of 30RP per Turn, but we can do it. The engine itself is a big problem. At Mass 11, it will take 9 turns of continuous investment.However, running the numbers, we can also create, develop, and test the Lunar Cart at the same time as the Mass 11 Engine.>>26134783The problem is that the Moon Mission has little margin for error.
Rolled 2, 4 = 6>>26134889We can also create a Mass 5 Habitat in 6 turns. We need this to both get experience in docking, and to do the manned missions that we need to do in order to fulfill our obligations.So our first order of business is to complete the Meteor-3 and complete the Habitat. We can then build a 2 or 3 module space station with a big Engine Module when completed, in order to maintain orbit.As soon as the Habitat is finished, we can finish the Radio-Reactive Turbine this year; it's ability to provide power may get us additional resources.Then we can begin work on the Lunar mission components such as the Cart, LM, CM, Mass 10 Engine, and Mass 18 LV.
Rolled 87, 69 = 156rollin'
Rolled 9, 47 = 56>>26134802whoops reroll
>>26135077So how will this turn's budget be spent. Keep in mind that the single largest part, the new heavy lift stage (which needs a name, Cherubim would probably be the logical conclusion) will cost your entire budget for one turn.>>26135088>>26135108what are you rolling for?
Rolled 7, 1 = 8>>26135153>So how will this turn's budget be spent12RP Manufacture Cheribum Rocket8RP Manufacture Meteor-3 (this should have been done when it was first invented; otherwise we wouldn't be able to get development past 5/10)6RP Manufacture Archangel Rocket12RP Meteor-2 18/1912RP Cheribum 16/181RP Manufacture RCS for Meteor-31RP Manufacture Radio-Reactive Power Cell for testing1RP Television Camera1RP Orion Improve PilotingWe shall launch Harker in the Meteor-3.Is Harker going to complain when we order the Meteor-2 to launch on a sub-orbital training flight with Palmer and Cobham?
>>26135309It's not so much a complaining thing as you can't have two people teach each other something that neither of them knows.
>>26135361As if there was anyone to teach Harker how to pilot a hypersonic spaceplane.Are you saying that Palmer and Cobham can't pilot the Meteor-2, or that the control layout is so non-standard that they'll have a massive penalty to it?What reason is being given, that's actually valid and not just Harker being an ass?
>>26135404They won't get the -2 bonus, but it's up to you if you want to put your foot down.>>26135309Confirm budget?
>>26135567Confirm the budget.We will launch Harker and Palmer next turn in the Meteor-2.We've got a couple turns before the Habitat and EVA are ready for testing anyway.
>>26135309>12RP Manufacture Cheribum Rocket>8RP Manufacture Meteor-3 (this should have been done when it was first invented; otherwise we wouldn't be able to get development past 5/10)>6RP Manufacture Archangel Rocket>12RP Meteor-2 18/19>12RP Cheribum 16/18>1RP Manufacture RCS for Meteor-3>1RP Manufacture Radio-Reactive Power Cell for testing>1RP Television Camera>1RP Orion Improve PilotingConfirming budget, updating wiki.
As you prepare for the launch, you receive a message from the BSI. The investigation has discovered that the supply shipment for Stonefield's radio telescope that contained the counterfeit lubricant was processed by military logistics command. Getting any further information would require cooperation from the military. They keep records of everything, but you would have ask if you wanted to see them. They won't let the BSI just browse them without a good reason.Once night begins the Foe Star becomes visible. Like before it is hovering 750 million kilometers above ecliptic, directly above the sun. Stonefield's is able to pick up radio-noise on several frequencies similar to the kind that would be emitted by a star, there is also a strange chirping noise audible in the VHF band.
>>26136459We shall pen a formal request to the BMI to cooperate with the BSI to investigate this breach of the Military Logistics Command's security.As for the Foe Star, record the chirping noise, and see if the computers and MultiVAC can find a pattern.
>>26136587Yeah, this. Also send a message to the society, asking them if they're getting the readings and if they could send us a copy.
>>26136459The RRC is part of the military, which makes sabotage of its machinery an act of sabotage against the Crown. Hopefully Military Logistics Command are willing to cooperate with a formal royal request to assist in rooting out the source of a potential act of treasonous sabotage. And if they're not willing to cooperate, Her Royal Highness Princess Lydia Tannhauser Von Cygnus Gates III would be very, *very* interested in their reasons why.That ought to shake them up a little. As for the Foe Star, make sure the society are alerted to Stonefield's receipt of this transmission or whatever it is. ((We really need to get in contact with Orion's mother and see what she knows, sooner or later.))
>>26136459After sending this, see if we can broadcast a message in basic math to the foe stars as well.
>>26137177No, we are not going to make Contact yet without first learning more of their previous contact with our planet.
>>26136888The data is being collected by the Stonefield MVAC and being transmitted to the MVAC machines at Castle Gates and Tannhauser Manor. The society is already scrutinizing it's transmissions as you read this.Meanwhile Harker and Palmer are preparing to launch on the sub-orbital flight to Fort Adler. Will you have them oversee the investigation in person while they are there?>>26137177This is possible but an attempt to make contact would require a vote.
>>26137221Whoops forgot my name.
>>26137221No, Palmer is needed to train Cobham and Orion on the Meteor-2, and Harker needs to take the Meteor-3 up to test it, the EVA, and the Radio-Reactive Power Cell.We shall brook no delays.
>>26137221No, we need them for more space flights, not for getting bogged down in investigative procedures that, honestly, they're not experts in anyway.((Also, God Mother, are you using 4chanX? It saves your name as long as you keep the thread open in a tab, which is always helpful for a QM even if you're not using a tripcode.))
>>26137221If we launch Harker and Palmer now, then Harker must return immediately to Tannhauser Island at once so that the Meteor-3 can be tested and further development can continue. These delays are unacceptable.
No, they are to return to Tanhauser.And sending a message to the Foe Stars is something for the Society, not the RCC/Princess alone. Next meeting, we talk to them about that.
Two Meteor spaceplanes are sitting on the runway, although the black skin looks like it would be painfully hot in the direct sunlight, it is actually cool to the touch thanks to the heat resistant materials it is constructed of. The M2 is sub-orbital and has room for only two passengers, Harker can use it to train another pilot. It's larger sister the M3 has room for up to 6 cargo including the pilot. It however has not yet been fully tested. Harker thinks it shouldn't be any more difficult to fly than the M2 however.The problem is, how to train all 4 pilots quickly with only one person to teach them. Harker seems hesitant to allow others to try out his spaceplanes alone. But in your head a wicked idea starts to hatch.Who shall you launch this turn and in what spacecraft?>Launch Harker and 1 passenger in the M2 and save the M3 for later.>Launch Harker in the M3 and let Palmer or Cobham figure out the M2 all by themselves while Harker is up in space and unable to stop it.>Launch Harker and 1 passenger in the M2, and then launch the M3 with somebody else while Harker is up in space and unable to stop it.>>26137312Yes but I remove it to post other places sometimes and forget to put it back up.
>>26137508>>Launch Harker and 1 passenger in the M2, and then launch the M3 with somebody else while Harker is up in space and unable to stop it.Take it, masked faggot. You're not the boss.
>>26137508Launch Harker and 1 passenger in the M2 and save the M3 for later.No need to provoke sir Harker into leaving the program.
>>26137508I think the potential for things to go wrong with an untrained pilot in the M3 are a lot higher than the potential for things to go wrong with an untrained pilot in the M2. At least with the M2 it's basically just an extremely fast plane.>Launch Harker in the M3 and let Palmer or Cobham figure out the M2 all by themselves while Harker is up in space and unable to stop it.
>>26137508We shall launch Harker in the M3 while Palmer and Cobham are familiarized with the M2, but no launch.It will still take many turns before a Habitat is ready to be put into orbit. And while we can do many flights, they will not be that useful if we have no destination or science package.
>>26137634... Wait, I just realised that we wanted to launch Harker in the M3 next turn anyway. We don't have its full payload yet. Changing vote to >Launch Harker and 1 passenger in the M2 and save the M3 for later.
>>26137668What do you mean "full payload"? We already have a full payload of 2 different experimental devices besides the M3 itself.The EVA and the Radio-Thermal Power Cell have been built and can't be developed further without this testing in space.
If you do launch the Meteor, will it just be with the pilot or will you also be testing the EVA and RTG?Meteor3Wings> Pilot> Mission Specialist> EVA> Camera> RTG> RCSEngine> Fuel> Fuel> FuelCheribumMeteor2Wings> Pilot> TrainerArchangel
>>26137773We shall the Meteor-3 with the EVA and the RTG.Harker will swallow his objections, and Dame Palmer shall be the mission specialist to test the EVA equipment.If he objects, then we shall take his objections under advisement, and order him to prepare for the launch.
>>26137737Yes, but that's only 2 cargo - ah, okay, I see God Mother has filled out the cargo roster with sensible additions like a mission specialist and a camera module. (( >>26137773 ))Okay, that makes launching the Meteor-3 this turn a much more sensible prospect, but it does mean that both missions will really require 2 of our 4 pilots each. In that case, I think our plan should be to launch Harker in the Meteor-3 and Cobham in the Meteor-2 - she's an experienced pilot, the best-trained pilot we've got, and hopefully the next-best person after Harker to handle any issues that may crop up. Make Palmer our mission specialist for the Meteor-3 flight, she's a better engineer than Orion is.
>>26137856>>26137773It should be a TV module, not a Camera module.It was specifically a TV module for this mission that was in the budget.
>>26137890I assumed a television camera module was what God Mother meant. If not, then yes, it was a television camera module that we were meant to be using, not one of the old recover-the-plates models.
>>26137890That's what I meant, sorry for the confusion.>>26137856I should point out that testing a spacesuit is more piloting than engineering.>>26137915Technically either would work, one is full color stills, and the other is wireless monochrome video.
>>26137949... Hmm. I'd thought that Palmer was also a better pilot than Orion, but looking at their stats on the wiki, they're equal in Piloting and Stamina. And Harker actually has a higher Stamina than Orion (whose original appeal was that he had the highest Stamina out of all our initial candidates). It might be better to send Palmer with Cobham in that case, since we make up for Cobham's slightly lower engineering skill that way.
>>26138056I concur with Black Arrow.
>>26138056He was but somebody decided to vote for him to improve his stamina twice in a row. Honestly I'm not really satisfied with the way pilot stats work, but I'm not sure how to fix it right now.will you be sending Palmer and Cobham in the M3 or M2?
>>26138119We shall have Palmer go up in the M3 with Harker to do part of the testing.
Meteor3Wings> Harker> Palmer> EVA> Camera> RTG> RCSEngine> Fuel> Fuel> FuelCheribumMeteor2Wings> Cobham> OrionArchangelConfirm launch?
>>26138288Hold off on the Meteor-2 launch. We shall launch it next turn with Harker and Cobham.We must keep up a steady number of launch in order to fulfill our requirements to Nestle; spreading out our launches will fulfill that requirement.
>>26138369>>26138288Launch the M3, delay the M2 till next turn.
>>26138288Launch both. We have no time to waste waiting for Harker.Besides, he needs to remember his place.
Wait before we do this, I just realized the M3 has a safety rating of 7/12. You haven't improved it since building it.
>>26138506His place is where he wishes. He is helping us because he has chosen too.
Launch both. We need to speed up.
>>26138516Hmmm. That does need to be fixed, *but*, we've got a -2 on this roll thanks to Harker's previous experience plus his Piloting/Engineering skill to fall back on, so only a 17+ is an actual Boom? But we do still have Fails to worry about...Honestly, I say launch anyway. This is why the SSC keeps pulling ahead of us, they're willing to take some risks to make progress.
>>26138617Are you sure you want to do this? The Meteor has a fail rating of 7, Even if it dosn't explode, if it fails both re-entry and landing the crew will be injured twice, and thus die. You could just as easily launch next turn.
>>26138640.... Ah, okay, I didn't realise that a Fail could still kill our brave Knights. Okay, launch the Meteor-2 this turn (with Harker and Cobham, I suggest), and the Meteor-3 next turn.
>>26138640Don't launch! We might lose both pilots and the meteor. We can be late, screw the schedule. The reason why most accidents happen is because of rushing.
Rolled 4, 8 - 2 = 10Harker and Cobham climb into the M2 and it is loaded onto the Archangel rocket for it's sub-orbital flight. Harker can train Cobham, and perhaps while he is away you could finish the M3 without him and launch Palmer and Orion next turn without him.Meteor2 (19/20)Wings>Cobham>HarkerArchangel (19/20Launching
>>26138640Then we don't really have a choice, do we? M3 will stay on the ground.Unless we use some of the other pilots.. Hmm...No, M3.
>>26138763Lets finish the meteor-3 and wait for Sir Harker to return. No launching without the man who came up with the idea.
Rolled 8, 9 - 2 = 15>>26138763The Launch is successful Harker and Cobham are on there way.Meteor2 (19/20)>Cobham>Harker
Rolled 1, 8 - 2 = 7>>26138857Landing rollMeteor2 (19/20)>Cobham>Harker
Harker and Cobham arrive safely at Fort Adler without incident. Over the radio they seemed a lot more professional and reserved than they normally do, you were honestly expecting something much more dramatic or romantic. There relationship is all very strange.It is now turn 3, what shall you do while they are gone.>Send Harker and Cobham to investigate the supply records in person while you secretly Finish the M3 and launch it with Palmer and Orion to show the bastard who's boss. Harker needs a taste of his own medicine.>Build an Archangel and send Harker and Cobham back to Tannhauser as soon as possible.You have 54 RnD points and 2 luck points.
>>26138945Build an Archangel and send Harker and Cobham back to Tannhauser as soon as possible.
>>26138945>Send Harker and Cobham to investigate the supply records in person while you secretly Finish the M3 and launch it with Palmer and Orion to show the bastard who's boss. Harker needs a taste of his own medicine.Someone needs to investigate stuff~
>>26139004>>26139225A Tiebreaker vote and a budget are required.
>>26139225The government is already investing.
>>26139299Build an Archangel and send Harker and Cobham back to Tannhauser as soon as possible.No need to sen people when to agency's are already working on it.
>>26139483You have to send somebody to formally access the military's records. They won't let the BSI just browse through them and they won't send it via telegraph.
>>26139612Can we send the lord protector and prince Orion to get the records. That way Harker gets to test the Meteor-3 when its ready while Cobham and Palmer fly in the Meteor-2. If that doesn't work we can switch Palmer and Orion.
>>26139721I don't see why you would send Orion to get the records, but Harker and Cobham are right there right now.In ether case a budget is needed for turn 3.
Rolled 64116, 72821, 75806, 72388, 26217, 30773, 83964, 60008, 9169, 60853, 20931, 38816, 11839, 66975, 76902, 25830, 62689, 58931, 13772, 77749, 60087, 75118, 35135, 75043, 32394 = 1288326>>26139612Well, since Harker is already there, might as well have him oversee the investigation.>>26139721Wouldn't that require another turn to send them, though? Better leave thatto Harker, as he is already there.>Send Harker and Cobham to investigate the supply records in person while you secretly Finish the M3 and launch it with Palmer and Orion to show the bastard who's boss. Harker needs a taste of his own medicine.
>>26139780I don't Like the Idea of deceiving Sir Harker. I think it will end badly.
>>26138516>I just realized the M3 has a safety rating of 7/12God Mother, I've checked the records, and the Meteor-3 DOES have a rating of 10/15.You never updated the wiki with the budget from Turn 1 of this year.This is what happens when you keep sloppy notes and don't update the wiki properly.And why didn't anyone else check this?This was our Turn 1 Budget for this year, on thread 56:>48RP Meteor-3 10/15>1RP Manufacture EVA Prototype for Testing>5RP Manufacture Cheribum Upper Stage
>>26139780Harker is no longer a serving member of the military.Send Cobham to access the records instead.
>>26139780Err, oops. Forgot to remove dice.
>>26138945A turn is a lunar month; I do not see, in this age of flight, why it should be impossible for Sir Harker to come to Tannhauser Island by regular plane in time to be part of the Meteor-3 launch with Dame Palmer this turn, while Dame Cobham goes to investigate with the BMI.What bullshit reason exists that this can't be done?
>>26139838Oh dear, I'm horrible aren't I.
>>26139968It can be done, but it's less fun than launching the M3 without him. Remember you were very cross with him being overly protective of his child?
>>26140000Yes but we aren't a child anymore. We have to act responsible and not risk lives and equipment on our personal whims.
>>26140000>but it's less funFun? FUN?!Fun should have nothing to do with our decisions.They must be pragmatic and devoid of emotional attachment. Our Father desires to see no less from us, even if we have fallen far short of his expectations at every turn.
>>26139978You've made us make a decision on absolutely wrong information.What other information on the wiki have you not updated that should be there?The MultiVAC? The Test Pile?
>>26140213TEAR IT ALL DOWN DEATH TO GOD MOTHER!I'm kidding God mother. I understand how hard it is to keep up to date notes and wiki.
>>26140055You send Cobham to access the military's records and recall Harker to test the M3. The Foe Star vanishes after two nights. During it's entire stay it appeared suddenly drifting away at high relative speed from it's origin point for several hours before decelerating (producing lots of radio noise in the process) then came to a complete stop, then turned around flew back to it's origin point before decelerating again and vanishing once more. The beeping noise on the VHF frequency was steady and constant through the entire process, although the more random sounding noise was more intense during the periods of acceleration and deceleration. CuriousWhen Harker returns he is carrying a newspaper. "SSC TO BUILD RADIO OBSERVATORY TO MATCH STONE-FIELD!"It is now turn 3, You have 54 RnD points to spend and 2 luck points.>>26140257>>26140213I am more prone to making mistakes when I feel antagonized so play nicely.
>>26140257Seriously, though.Keeping a spreadsheet and updating it when you say "updating the wiki" to keep track of things would have prevented this.There aren't enough items that keeping track of them should be difficult yet.The MultiVAC and Test Pile ratings are wrong, and Grenefeld is still missing from the wiki even though we started training him to go into space as our 5th Void Knight.
>>26140375I really ought to make a spreadsheet, part of the problem is the PM wiki's horrible formatting.
>>26140318Contact the Dean of Westrin Academy. We wish to speak with him regarding building a Radio-Telescope with his Academy's assistance.This should cost 5RP.We shall then order a selection of dresses, variations on the color red, to be gifted to the Queen of the Eastern Isles. Prince Orion will be asked for his assistance in providing the correct sizes.As a Trendy Dress costs 1RP, this should cost 4RP.We shall send a message to the Eastern Isles, requesting a meeting with the Queen, for purposes of acquiring her permission to build a Radio-Telescope on her island.We shall meet her this turn.We shall have Sir Harker and Dame Palmer launch in the Meteor-3, to test it as well as the EVA equipment and the Radio-Thermal Power Cell.
A Mass 5 Habitat can be quickly built, and has a Capacity of 4. A larger Habitat Module is not needed, as Habitat Modules are Modular, and more can be fitted together.Habitat11. Pilot2. Engineer3. Rations4. RationsHabitat21. Photovoltaic Power Cells2. Photovoltaic Power Cells3. Radio-Thermal Power Cells4. Television ModuleHabitat31. MiniVAC2. RCS3. Fuel4. Fuel
>>26140550With 30RP left, we can either budget for a Radio-Reactive Turbine or a Mass 5 Habitat.The former would take up 30RP.The latter, 15RP with 5RP to build a prototype and 10RP to invest in development. As a Mass 5 Habitat, it has Technology Transfer from the Pathfinder Capsule, letting it start at 5/10.Considering that we need to do lots of missions into space to keep interest up and hold up our end of the deal with Nestle, I think the habitat is the better choice.
>>26140550So our budget is:5RP Construct Radio-Telescope at Westrin Academy to cover Quadrant 2 of the planet.4RP Order dresses as gifts for the Queen of the Eastern Isles15RP Invent Habitat Module; Tech Transfer 5/105RP Build Habitat Prototype10RP Habitat 6/11Actions:Call Dean of Westrin AcademyVisit Queen of Eastern IslesLaunch Meteor-3 with Harker and PalmerLet's get to it, we've already wasted enough time.
>>26140550>>26140998You contact the Dean but his reply is not the one you hoped for. "I'm sorry Your highness, but with the current political situation I can not accept this offer. Many of our sponsors are taken with the independence movement. Working with the Crown would anger them and possibly cause them to withdraw funding. Unless you could offer a greater sum, There is no way I could accept this arrangement." You can almost hear his trembling voice through the paper. Your Options now are to either collaborate with the SSC or build a second telescope on Queen Taurus' island. You hope she will be more accommodating,
>>26140998>5RP Construct Radio-Telescope at Westrin Academy to cover Quadrant 2 of the planet.>4RP Order dresses as gifts for the Queen of the Eastern Isles>15RP Invent Habitat Module; Tech Transfer 5/10>5RP Build Habitat Prototype>10RP Habitat 6/11Oh, that's incomplete.5RP Construct Radio-Telescope at Westrin Academy to cover Quadrant 2 of the planet.6RP Order dresses as gifts for the Queen of the Eastern Isles15RP Invent Habitat Module; Tech Transfer 5/105RP Build Habitat Prototype20RP Habitat 7/121RP Trendy Dress to meet with the Eastern Queen in style1RP Grenefeld Increase Piloting1RP Orion Increase Stamina
>>26141125Those ungrateful peasants!We should have agreed with Clay and cowed those idiots with radio-reactive weapons.We will need to speak with Ms. Kenaway about this political situation and if she can get Suthland to withdraw its support of the independence groups in the west.
>>26141125Call up Ms. Kenaway.We will need to either get her to have Suthland withdraw their support of the rebels, or we will have to agree to a jointly operated Radio-Telescope.
>>26141488>>26141268You call up Ms Kenaway. "Good morning you highness! I have been watching you space planes in the news. It's so exciting. If only we had something like that, we spend so much on resupply missions. What did you want to talk about?"
>>26141617"We heard about your plans to build a radio-telescope array, and wished to chat. We had asked Westrin Academy to allow us to build one there for greater coverage, but they refused, because of the political situation of all things. "This unrest in the west is really getting out of hand. We had not expected it to be obstructive. Would you happen to know anything about it? Perhaps we need a different perspective."
>>26141715"Oh yes, the council instantly demanded we build one of our own. They really like competing. I'd personalty like to share telescopes. It's not like the telescope is going anywhere. As for the West, well I can't speak for my father, or the rest of the city states, but it looks like things are changing over there. I'll talk to my father about it, but his term is ending this year, and anyways Merika is only one city state, not to mention the Congress of warriors and congress of elders.Oh It must be so nice to be able to just tell people what to do like you can, I just hope it doesn't turn into another war." Ms Kenaway says over MVAC, explaining the situation from her end.
>>26141617>>26141715This and:"Oh, it's nothing yet. We still need much to improve the places. One of them invovles docking. We hope there would be no problem if one of our space planes docked with your space station. Our pilots will bring champange."
>>26141957"You still have the docking schematics I sent you yes? They haven't changed, You will of course have to make arrangements ahead for safety. Hmm, I wonder how the Council will react if I let you add modules. We could make a world space village!" You can almost see her smile through the radio as she explains this.You still have 5 points to spend.
Also I added Greenfield to the wiki. You've spent two points improving his piloting yes?
>>26142156"That is an interesting idea, yes. But with so many problems to solve, and so little time, it's something to discuss in the future."Wish her well and end turn please.
>>26142340Eh, I guess I will second this.
You still have 5 points to spend. I am awaiting your final budget before you update the wiki.Also you might not need to invent a habitat just because Ms Kenaway has one. You won't necessarily need it for a lunar mission.
>>26141132>>26142156Ah, yes. 5 points.The RRP is already functional, so investing in it is a waste. Then...bring the MultiVAC to 19/20 for 3 points and lose 2 points cause I can't find where to put them in.
Hey guys, could we work on this >>26134569 ?Cause it seems like a good way of reaching the moon, you know. Just saying.
>>26141132Will any of this get us closer to the Moon? Smith gave us plans for a Moon Rocket, and we haven't done anything to act on it. I can see wanting to get the M3 finished, but we don't need a habitat and why are we getting dresses for a woman who probably walks around half naked?Remember the SSC is building a radio telescope, that means they can start planning lunar missions soon.
>>261428052 points to training ourselves in piloting and engineering
>>26141132>6RP Order dresses as gifts for the Queen of the Eastern IslesWhy are you giving a dress to someone who most probably walk around naked?No way this budget can be approved.
>Everyone Disapproves of the budget but nobody can make a good one.How about I just say you spent all 54 points inventing the Mass 16 Mk6 Sarapham? Everyone okay with that?
If we still have the 54 points, we should spend it to invent the Mass 18 lifter we willç need to reach the moon.If we only have 5 points left, then improve MultiVAC's failure rating and spend the remaining 2 points to train Lydia in engineering. If one point is left, it can be used for a new trendy dress.
>>26143354Which are you seconding.
>>26143433Improving the multivac, new dress, and training.
>>26143473That still does not add up. Also we would like to point you you are spending more money on dresses than you spent for the solstice party.We should honestly just accept God Mother's suggestion here, >>26143122The other budget is rubbish.
>>26143777Doing this and signing off for the night. I'm kind of worn out here.
>>26143777>>26143051>>26142942>dressesAre you stupid? The dresses are a gift, suggested by Orion who would know his mother best, in order to secure her support in building a radio-telescope in the Eastern Isles.Have you completely forgotten that we are also required to set up full planetary radio coverage, and we only have 1 out of 4 radio-telescopes completed?And a habitat and its missions would fulfill our obligations to Nestle to increase public visibility of the space program.
>>26148720The budget was suggesting spending 7 RnD points on dresses. That's more than you spent on the Solstace Party.
>>261520137RP is excessive but 4RP would be 4 dresses; Orion and Luxon already suggested that we provide enough gifts that we can curry favor not only with the Queen but with her daughters as well.