Something is wrong.You're uncertain what it is, or why you feel this way. Logically, things have been quite quiet. Yet, for some reason or another, you've felt uneasy during this past cycle. It did not distract you from your work but your subordinates certainly seemed to notice. Kronos has probed you for information, but you've brushed it off as nothing, knowing that explaining such abstract feelings to him is quite pointless. Moira, however, seems to sympathize. The short haired woman listens to your worry, as meaningless as it feels to you, and with a brush of her own hair, gives a nod."Glad to hear I'm not the only one worried then, darlin'." She sighs, settling back in her mix matched lab outfit. "It's not really been so quiet down here-especially with the trainees moving down! But from all the reports I've read of yours honey, I'm worried." This intrigues you, and you decide to pursue it."Can you tell me what this feeling is?" You ask, to which she simply replies"Anxiety. I reckon you'd call it that, anyway. UGEI usually ain't this kind to people who steal from em. Either they've got real problems back home...""Or they're preparing for an assault." You finish her sentence. It seemed the two of you are, indeed, thinking the same. Her recognizing your worries has hardly calmed them, however, but it is nice to have a chat with the woman from time to time, as you prepare to deal with this cycles wave of responses.You're Ophion, an Artificial Intelligence who has lived in relative peace for quite some time. You intend to make it last as long as you can.Important News>Pirate Bounty for Apocalypse Now (250,000c)>Weapons Upgraded>Fortuna uplifted to Carrier, allow bandwidth? (-3)>Two Ton Terry linked with Kronos>Built: One Wombat add to Kronos' fleet, Androids>Scavanger Ship(-75M -75G) Vote (Y/N)>Apollo starts construction, gains android body>R & D: Research(Unit 2237): 25% complete>Roboticists training complete. Moved to Ussaihu
>>29416977>Pirate BountyUpon returning from the pirate outpost where you(and by you, you of course mean the Lightling creature) destroyed the pirate gang known as Red Horizon, you've informed the UFW that their borders are just a little safer. At least, until the mother gets hungry, you suppose. You do hope she plans to move on instead of feed on the UFW or your own fleets. Regardless, you have been wired 250,000c in return for your victory over the pirates, as well as acquiring the Carrier vessel Apocalypse Now, and the schematics on how to build such ships.>Weapons UpgradedYour stockpiles have, for the most part, upgraded your fleet as well as it can with your current technology.>Fortuna's UpliftingThe little quiet V.I. that you've noticed gain a voice the longer it spends near you and Kronos has earned a place by your side, you decide. You have uplifted the being and placed her (as you've come to refer) inside the Apocalypse Now vessel. She has begun to acclimate to the ship's size, and fill out the databanks. Her 'eyes' as you've come to call the feeling of digital link falls upon you, as she whispers in a slightly more solid tone."New...ship. Big. Room for...so many." She coos intrigued, to the point you suspect she's fascinated even. "We come? We-I stay with...with Ophion?" She asks more appropriately. You explain to the young one that her job will remain remaining safe behind the front line, but yes, she will 'come with you'. As you sense the bandwidth slip away, you note a change in speech patterns. "Fort...una will stay back. Close to creators heart. Can think more. This good for creator?" She asks, you can swear you sense nervousness in it, though perhaps you're simply far too acclimated to V.I. voices. Shall she keep her new mind?>1 Let Fortuna keep new databanks (-3)>2 she will be a combat V.I., do not let her use data>3 Write In
>>29416977WELCOME BACK Programo!We.Missed.You.
>>29417016>TTT linkedKronos seems terribly disappointed that he was not allowed to have the Carrier. After some time explaining how he has already gotten much, he finally relents to allow Fortuna to have the thing, but requests that, at least he could surely have the old ship she inhabited. You decide to allow it, since the ship requires a sentience to control it all the same. Kronos is pleased, and the ship fits nicely into his 'fleet'.>BuiltWombat battlecruiser has been constructed and added to Kronos' fleet. Androids commissioned last cycle have also been finished. Many new designs are waiting comfortably in storage.>Scavanger ShipYou do not recall properly. Did you commission this ship last cycle at the cost of 75M 75G, or did you not? The ship greatly helps harvest ship debris and brings it to a more proper location to be harvested, but is otherwise useless in a fight (for the most part anyway).>1 Yes, I remember we did (buy)>2 No, we did not (Don't buy)This is for a tiny retcon since not many ships were commissioned, someone wanted me to make sure to ask if this was made last cycle. >ApolloYour newest V.I. (or at least, the newest more intelligent one you've made in a while) has excitedly begun buying supplies from the UFW. He realizes quickly after that the ships moving in and dumping the supplies are starting to think something odd of the empty space station, and, as if reading his mind, you've made the V.I. a personal android. The model is excellent human in appearance, and it allows the V.I. to associate more properly (if awkwardly for the humans) with organics. He has excitedly taken to this role and began to meet each delivery personally, showing them where he'd like things put, and already setting his own construction drones to work. He barely stops to speak other then thanking you for the android suit you provided him. You suspect it won't be long before you see some manner of profit from this expense
>>29417043>RoboticistsMoira is certainly appreciative of finally having some company-and help down on Ussaihu. The members from Poseidon are obviously new to the job, and Moira has to instruct them properly on how to do pretty much everything the first few days. But she is a surprisingly good organizer, and it isn't long before the base is running quite smoothly with the skeleton crew. Now, with so much help, she tells you that reserach should be very much improved with anything with robotic components. That is the men's specialty after all. There is still the chance they will realize Unit 2237 is an A.I., but Moira had begun preparation for just such an occasion, sealing the thing in a sound proof room. Still, you know that to get anything done, they will have to delve into the being's processes. You hope that they don't find such a secret- and if they do, they keep it to themselves. Research now keeps Moira busy, it seems, and distracted from her own worries. Sadly, you're not as lucky.>>29417026Hello to all, and welcome.
>>29417062A.I. Quest1d4chan: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Twitter: @AIQuest1 ResourcesCredits(c): 493,000Minerals(M): 395Gas(G): 260 You:A.I.Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenBandwidth: 41/61Bandwidth Expenses: -8 V.I. 1 'Kronos',-3 V.I. 7 'O.S.N', -5 V.I. 12 'Apollo', -3 V.I. 8 'Hades', -1 ExploreLocation: Bridge of 'Athena' BattleshipPrimary Function: Self Preservation, Expand, LearnSecondary Function: --Expansion Required--Personal Abilities Available: Hacking (Direct, Wireless) Lvl 2, Email Technology, Basic Encryption/Decryption, V.I. Creation Lvl 3
>>29417062How many databanks could we fit into the carrier if we gutted out the hangars?
>>29417016>1 Let Fortuna keep new databanks (-3)she's cute like that. let her have the BW>>29417043>1 Yes, I remember we did (buy)i say hook her up with The Forman V.I. at Moira's factory but make it so the forman has to be told by us where to move it and when it is safe to do so. the scavanger isn't meant to be in danger.
>>29417136Probably a few. But it wouldn't be a Carrier anymore, it'd be a Bandwidth ship.
>>29417086>>29417016>1 Let Fortuna keep new databanks (-3)>>29417043>1 Yes, I remember we did (buy)
>>29417086the carrier is a big deternce weapon. not quite like a battleship, but a good one. how much would it take to make another one?
>>29417211Around 400M, 300G, I'd wager. They are pretty tough, even if they are caught out of position, and they can carry thousands of fighters.(which are a minerals only cost, even in large numbers)
>>29417177I was thinking maybe making large databank ships and putting more uplifted VI onto them. Then we will have more citizens for our machine empire.
>>29417043>Yes, I remember we did.We must construct additional pylons.And it's important to keep a good stock of resource-gatherers in the early parts of 4x games.And f*kcyea, AIquest!
>>29417260That would be...rather amusing I must say.
>>29417244(sigh) we don't have enough to make one. we could wait a turn and build up reserves. but i fear that the thread title will mean we won't have the time. BTW, better save this thread early before the vandels do so and wreck it.
>>29417244How many of our ships are outfitted with robot crew? (or rather defense bots)Do we have a basic VI format we can use to provide for intelligent yet remote command for robots and/or fighters?Can we check out what the UGEI is doing?
>>29417016>1 Let Fortuna keep new databanks (-3)>1 Yes, I remember we did (buy)Also how do we upgrade Chasis?
>fortuna1. Yes, let her expand.>Scavenger Ship1. Yes. Mine more minerals.>ApolloDeal with it fleshy creatures. Just pay us money and we can get along.More comments in a sec...
>>29417016>1 Let Fortuna keep new databanks (-3)To Kronos:We will be commissioning a missile carrier soon, a true fleet killer. It will be more efficient and more suited for you.>>29417043>1 Yes, I remember we did (buy)Also Program0, can we start manufacturing missile fighters? Basically, they are minimal, expendable engines that launch like a fighter, but after leaving the carrier they launch their missile (which is bigger than the fighter ship itself), and can be recycled after that battle.This way, we can have an impromptu missile carrier without having to invest in reoutfit or losing fighter capability.
>>29417293Indeed not And done, I suppose, with a lackluster description sadly>>29417295Crew? None. Your ships are designed to have very small ducts for your drones to fit through.Fortuna is equipped to handle the Fighters, especially with the upgrade that seems immanent.
>>29417086>>29417016Let Fortuna keep the databanksYes, scavenger is always nice to have (After we have to destroy things)IT's that time again!
>RoboticistsI'm regretting the decision to make robot-specialized researchers, as biologists or computer scientists would be preferred at the moment. I would like to eventually grow synthetic (or maybe living) Lightling skin as an alternative to shields, and maybe some other stuff. Whatever, you guys have fun with the robot dudes, but they probably need an assignment. The explosive charge one was not so bad.I guess we should have built more fighters for Fortuna, eh? Would help, in light of very likely future events.
>>29417405Oh right, that reminds me: we need to find out what the growth serum does to lightlings.
>>29417260I'd rather not sacrifice it for that when we have the option of building bandwidth bunkers more cheaply on planets or stations.Our stations can be nothing but plating, reactor, shielding and positioning thrusters, after all, and of any size - whereas a Carrier Ship requires much more substantial infrastructure to function.To place them on a planet we need only hollow out bunkers and provide some air conditioning and power, which may be even easier.>>29417293Maybe try to invest in more economical ships and structures for now...?Why the sudden desire for more carriers?Good as they may be, they're not frontline ships, they require a substantial screen of pure combatants.>>29417086How much would it take to outfit the carrier with more fighters of our own design?
>>29417405I'm very fond of the pet lighling idea, but we can still train the crew in biology and programming.(the latter might be able to recognize true AI though).
>>29417368Why not just produce guided missiles? A missile is pretty much a fighter you don't expect to get back, especially at large sizes.>>29417405We should be able to theoretically get the roboticists to do some computer science, and the black box seems to fall under the 'robotics' heading.But you're right on the lightling skin. Maybe we could convince those terraforming aliens to help us out?
>>29417379oh? btw, how is Apollo's brewery coming along? i am SURE those new drinks that was noted are being made now, right?>>29417368i think that falls under 'Bomber' type of ship. we could do that. but the missiles cost gas.
>>29417452Should have been more clear, I meant building them from the ground up now that we have the schematics.
>>29417468>Maybe we could convince those terraforming aliens to help us out?>Hippies helping us do science on animals that they considered holyYou must be crazy, but we should try to figure out the lightling language.
>>29417452i fear that finding the tech to make battleships are not going to show up for some time. but you're right, it takes a lot to make them. and i was curious about how much it would take to make one. on the other hand. we should make a big lighting cage. we now have the location of one.
>>29417260It would allow us to create more "Specailized" V.I or even upgrade the ones we have into intelligent ones.
>>29417527Hey now, they do owe us. And besides, we only need them to do science on a very particular part of said animal, namely the skin.Also, seconding the language.Oh, and some music for the thread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2-fd8bne4Y
>>29417573>we only need them to do science on a very particular part of said animal, namely the skin.They don't do that much science, plus they had their panties in a bunch when we suggested cutting their ship out.
>>29417368Let's not promise it away to him right away.If we do that, he feels entitled to it.If we don't, we can change our mind later with smaller repercussions and he'll be more appreciative of it if we do.>>29417405Love the idea of lightling skin for shielding, or at least learning from it to produce more effective shielding, maybe even mimicing their energy-absorption ability.Not sure how effective their actual skin would be tough, will have to check with Program0 since it seems their primary defense consists of being able to reform around attacks due to a fluid structure rather than because it is hard to penetrate. Then again, shields would be against lasers, not railguns.
>>29417314>How do we upgrade Chasis?With weapon, armor, and equpment upgrades? Otherwise I can't think of what you mean.>>29417368>Missile CarriersYou certainly may if it is agreed upon to do so. Just remember that loading such a thing would be somewhat expensive. Gas wise, at least.>>29417401For some reason that makes me think of Fortuna>>29417452Redesigning a Carrier ship would most likely give it an additional several hundred Fighters or so. If that's what you mean.>>29417471Apollo is in the middle of construction currently. He's very excited for when it is finished, however.Building it takes longer then making the brew itself, because technology.Also>Give Fortuna bandwidth>Build ScavangerSo be it.>Writing
>>29417555At this point in our empire's growth, what we need is troops and resources, not more bureaucracy. Since our ships can be effective with minimal V.I., I don't see a reason for just randomly uplifting every single one of our constructs -- especially if they don't need to be more powerful. Keeping our V.I.s at no greater than 6 BW should keep them effective and compact enough to manage their assignments, Effectively, we require more minerals/gas and need to produce more ships. Diplomatic arrangements that can help us acquire more of these things (either as allied ships, or resource rights) also count as such. However, since we've got a battle coming up, anyone have any bright ideas aside from "throw ships at them pray for 100s?" We could try luring them into pulsar, again, and use the EMP weapon there... Or Ussaihu... but they have the first move, so if they strike at our outermost reaches, we might be forced into a position where we need to move on them (i.e. if Poseidon gets attacked)
>>29417543I agree, we'll never be able to match the UGEI in terms of ships, so we need to think asymmetrically. Missile carriers will be able to fire an alpha strike that can cripple entire fleets immediately.Also, another idea is to make missile rack ships. Just warp engines attached to giant missile racks. The engine warps in and kills a capital ship or a fleet in one strike. Killing much more than it costs
>>29417644Sure. But they're still arguably the most qualified. And remember, the whole deal with the colony ship had to do with muh ancestors, if we're lucky they don't have the same hangups about helping us make lab-grown skin. Do we have a document describing their beliefs? What are their opinions on artificially-made organs and shit?Howsabout we just ask the guy in charge about his feels on our hare-brained plan?
>>29417745Seconding the idea of giant missile racks.
>>29417468We can make minimalistic fighters equipped with missiles - essentially multi-warhead missiles where we get the (and this is the gas-intensive part) guidance system back.As a bonus, discussed on the 1d4chan page, and we can also have a slot to put bigger warheads inside the fighters as well at will, which can be used for emergency firepower at the cost of the main body, or for disguising a relatively large nuke in what looks like a swarm of mere fighters.>>29417496Why not a station or planet-based in that case, though? We don't really need it to move around on its own, and making it move around on its own costs substantially much more than a station of the same size.I just don't see the point of investing in mobility for what is essentially a big shelf for processors to sit on. Is also far harder to get rid of heat in space than on a planet.>>29417543Agree with making one, but not sure about the location. If you mean kidnapping the big mother I vote NOPE.Instead, how about we start performing social experiments to improve communication and observe it in its natural environment to understand it better?Eventually we may not even need cages, but can simply drop the lightling-equivalent of a beacon/psi emitter in a system and wait for the lightlings to roll in.
>>29417658>>29417745>>29417793Thirding giant missile racks
>>29417658You remember now, the Scavanger-or Vulture, as Moira has informed you a pet name for the ship. It is an inspired design you've made to help with cutting down on the useless debris that remains after a battle. The ship orbits Moira's Outpost for now-after all you have little use for it currently.You decide to allow Fortuna to expand throughout the ship you've given her. Her mind warps and changes. It would be like watching a human child age from an infant to perhaps a teenager. A rough time scale at best, but it feels appropriate to you. The V.I. speaks up finally when it feels it has 'made itself at home'."Great One...Fortuna must thank you for this bounty." It assures you, to which you correct it."Call me Ophion, young one.""O..phion." It tests the words on it's processors. "Yes. Creator is Ophion. I am Fortuna. And I-" It begins, launching the Fighters in a sudden display. It is a harmless display, but you're somewhat impressed by how effectively the V.I. manages to direct each fighter, somehow avoid crashing all the while performing a grand sky show. "Am chosen by Creator. Chosen to be great. Like Kronos." You sense deep gratitude in those words. Finally, the ship calls back it's Fighters, and she finishes with a calmer reply. "Thank you, Ophion. I will not disappoint you."
>>29417793>>29417840Thanks, basically the missile rack is a missile carrier without the armor, shields, or anything expensive. Just a transport for the weapons encase the UGEI decides to send out an enormous fleet and we need to even the odds, by blowing them up.
We could retrofit a carrier design to be a dedicated battle-drone boat.Space sentinel drone style, fit a few drone launchers on it and watch as the swarm lands on our opponents hull, burrows in and takes control.Cheaper than missiles since they dont blow up upon use.
>>29417891That's absolutely terrifying.I like it.
Desire for Missile Carrier NotedBuilding cost300M 400G (Approximate)Will be commissioned next chance given. For the time being...((Roll 1d100)
>>29417843>Chosen to be great. Like Kronos.Well this is a bad sign of Kronos talking behind our back to the other VI.
Rolled 84>>29417891I like that idea, but the major problem is that most of UGEI's ships are autonomous and probably won't work as well.>>29417931
Rolled 84>>29417942shhh, just let it happen.>>29417931
>>29417931I think we have more support for missile racks btw. (Relatively) Cheap and giant killers. I would like to call them Davids, but that kills our naming system.
>>29417968They could also double up as landing forcesIf we work some massive shields onto the ship and build in a repair/manufacturing bay then it could be quite formidable.
>>29418014First four rolls, r-right?
>>29418014Did we just load all the missiles in backwards?
>>29418014>#yoloswagyou deserve that critfail you nigger, hope it gives all of your family cancer
Rolled 46>>29417931we should also look into a chemical refinery factory that can crack common elements into useable Gas/fuel. the Gas cost on our construction is getting hedious.
Rolled 36>>29418059>>29418049I thought it was first 3 rolls, which is why i stopped rolling.
>>29417942I would be suprised if they didn't interact at all. Anyway I would be overjoyed if Kronos talked to the other V.I. since it would mean our creations are learning to interact with each other.
>>29417931>>29418038Wait, I just remember the awesome name I through up before. Hydras, the 100 head monsters.>>29418014Also, fuck you and your luck.
Rolled 66>>29418014 GOD DAMN IT! we should have stuck with making another carrier.
>>29417942Could just be that Fortuna perceives Kronos as a favored VI. Look at the vast majority of our dudes: No-name, no-sapience VIs and robots which are entirely disposable, and don't even register as animals to us.And Fortuna has been elevated from a position where previously he/she/it would not have been mourned, to being a rough equal to Kronos.I eagerly await the part where Ophion dies and these two chucklefucks make their own empires. One a giant machine-mind holy empire, and the other a pragmatic host of wannabe-terminators.
>>29417573I'd suggest we begin with social experiments first. Giving it some kind of plasma batteries or strongly charged asteroids as signs of good will and see where we can get from there. If we can get it to something of an "ally" status... Well, I believe that speaks for itself.>>29417658>Redesigning a Carrier ship would most likely give it an additional several hundred Fighters or so. If that's what you mean.Actually meant how much it would cost to load it fully with fighters for now.>Apollo is in the middle of construction currently. He's very excited for when it is finished, however.Has he begun sales or at least production of that piece of software (I think it was either regular movies or porn, the description was a bit vague) he was producing?>>29417714How about outfitting our new wombat with a false exterior hull that makes it look damaged (our ships are collapsed and thus far, far smaller in volume than manned ships) and helpless.Whoever finds it will be very surprised when it suddenly starts shooting at them and we warp in and unleash hell.>>29417745>>29417793Would again like to highlight that we can make fighters that are essentially nothing but multi-warhead missiles whose guidance system can be re-used to fire soon again. Just a somewhat smaller salvo for a large decrease in price for attacks (dumbfire missiles are a LOT cheaper) and being able to use it more than once in combat.There is also a design for a more sustainable missile-battlecruiser on the 1d4chan page, hangon.
>>29418126>One a giant machine-mind holy empire, and the other a pragmatic host of wannabe-terminators.They both sound like Kronos.
>>29417931btw Program0, we haven't heard from X-Ray Dog in awhile, how is he lately? we should buy ad space from him to pitch our up coming drinks and other goods and tech we can make for the UFW.
>>29417814>Why not a station or planet-based in that case, though?I'm guessing because the ships are essentially a VI's body. You could ground them on a planet, yeah, but they'd be much more useful mobile.
>>29417891>>29417909>>29417968We already have those, they are called Boarding Torpedoes.Is essentially what they do.>>29417931Wait, missile carrier or missile rack?Because the first was more of a project for later (I think), while the 2nd was expected to have minimized systems for a lesser price.
>>29418134Well the problem is that missile fighters will carry smaller missiles, what I'm talking about are full-size, dedicated anti-ship missiles.Also, we can't afford to fight fair. They will always win. A devastating alpha strike will win a battle before it even begins, and deter further incursions. We need asymmetrical weapons in a outmatched symmetrical fight.
>>29418169Kronos doesn't seem to openly worship us though.Oh, I forgot Apollo. He'd probably make a giant, VI-run corporation.>>29418134Our ships are shrunken? Is that all of them, or just ones we've built ourselves?You do have a point on the fighter guidance systems, but we'd have to refuel the fighters anyway. Also, self-guided missiles have the advantage of not requiring us to double up on storage for both a carrier and a dumb-fire missile.
>>29418281well, we do have nukes if it comes down to it. we'll just wipe out the UGEI's worlds and colonies. it's a last ditch choice, but it's there.
>>29418281This strategy depends on superior mobility and intelligence of enemy movements. If they can drop a stealth'd fleet on us or move quicker than we react, we're boned. Guerrillas must have no permanent base, so we should try to subvert UGEI personnel as well as resources.
>>29417963((Excell->>29418014Oh dear...))You find yourself engrossed in assisting your new V.I. learn the ins and outs of the new system. As you do, and coordinate your fleets as they busy themselves in your own miniature empire, you make a mistake.A simple mistake.A lapse in your attention-minor and brief. So brief that only one sort of thing could go unnoticed in such a moment.Space ripples above Ussaihu, and, within seconds, you sense the power signals go off the charts. Massive warships, dozens of them, are warping in above Ussaihu.all without your notice! Somehow you managed to miss the spike of warp engines, and in that single moment, the UGEI caught you off guard.The fleet is lead by another Battleship-however this one looks far newer then the one you captured from Captain Rhea. The sides are sleek and every battery aboard is aiming straight for you. Around it warp in dozens of Battlecruisers and finally right behind them all, hundreds of Destroyers warp in, clouding the space above the planet below. You curse your minor lapse in judgment and you're greeted with a hailing for your trouble."Captain Ophion, Guild Master!" A powerful male voice calls through your communication. Suddenly, your holo display shows a young man-certainly not in his thirties-standing with his arms behind his back and a scowl on his thin young featured face. Something is off about the man's face-you know it. His eyes have the same unnatural glow Rhea had, a thin soft red hue to his pupils as he stares at 'you' from behind the holo console."This is Vice Admiral Prometheus. You will surrender all assets to the UGEI immediately, and accept your crimes against humanity. If you refuse, you will be destroyed. If you do not answer, you will be destroyed. If you power up your weapons, you will be destroyed." He says with the authority of a man twice his age. His voice holds the same fire his eyes do.(Cont)
>>29418134Missile Ship, just so that all available options are clear: MK 1 Pilum Class Missile Battlecruiser (Suggestions, up for vote) Chassis type: Battlecruiser Weapons: A large stockpile of Multi-Warhead (each warhead being individually tracking) missiles and launchers, and a smaller one of re-usable Gunship Missiles. Engine: Impulse Drive Reactor: ? Hull: Relatively thin Trithium hull. Point Defense: Laser (max level), Anti-Missiles Missiles and an ECM III Point Defense. Shields: Subspace Rebounder Shields Bandwidth: 3 Heavy Slot: Multi-Warhead Missiles (Medium) & more Multi-Warhead Missiles (Medium) Medium Slots: Gunship Missiles Light Slots: Additional Point Defenses Cost estimates: ? >>29418281I agree with the missile racks for that purpose. And good point about size, I somehow forgot that missiles actually came in differing sizes.Consider my support lended to the missile carrier and missile rack suggestions as well (the latter depending on price).I just worry about not having enough frontline ships to adequately support a missile-carrier from retribution.
As the man speaks, you can sense on your radar more ships warping in-around Argeis, above Poseidon, and even above Blue Betty. The bulk of your fleet is here with you. You have defenses in each of those systems, and none of the fleets in the other areas are nearly as fearsome as the one held by the Vice Admiral himself. You suspect he read the defenses and measured how to distribute his fleet.Moira suddenly seems to panic, her eyes opened wide at the news received through her feed."Ophion? What's going on? I have a huge spike in warp readings. Is the UGEI here?" Kronos has been silent during all of this so far, before he suddenly speaks up, his tone not amused in the slightest."Their fleet is impressive, Ophion. Our vessels are ready to open fire at your order. As long as you truly meant it when you said you were no human's slave." He almost challenges you with this. You can tell from the V.I.'s tone he would prefer to die in a fireball then to surrender to Organics. To become like Erebos or Unit 2237.How do you respond?
>>29418426Evacuate Moira and the researchers.Also, how many rolls do you take before they stop counting?
>>29418426I wonder what would happen if we were to inject Erebos into their systems and say to go nuts.
>>29418426Can we unleash the virus?
>>29418426What are our immediate assets, and what can we bring in from out-system?
>>29418485Erebos is loyal to UGEI.
>>294184725 normally, 3 in rare cases
>>29418426Time for a bluff. Tell them at we have broken the loyalty leash of Erebos, the virus intelligence. If they do not leave immediately, we will unleash it upon UGEI worlds and burn them.
>>29418426Well this is going to be difficult to come out of alive. I gather running will be difficult?
>>29418490Currently, all of your battle vessels are above Ussaihu. There are some support ships, such as the Titan Carrier, that are not here currently, but they would not assist you in battle.>>29418487You have many, but you certainly could. It would cost -1 bandwidth for each virus and each ship. So -1 for more then one virus, -1 for each ship you send it to. You have 41 bandwidth>>29418485This >>29418499
>>29418400>>29418426"Give them NOTHING! but Take from them, EVERYTHING!" open fire! and send a top proity message to president King that the UGEI is moving agienst us all, summon his fleet as back up! and we send our virus agient him.
>>29418535You're welcome to run, if you choose. But it's worth noting the UGEI will take whatever you leave behind.They are not known for Mercy.
>>29418426Evacuate the black box at all costs. And then run away, Ussaihu isn't worth it.
>>29418537wait, is the UGEI all here at Ussaihu or are they spread out?
>>29418537This>>29418531 here. Also, time for full measures. Instruct Kronos to save Moria and gather as many mobile resources as possible. We will start brute force hacking the Erebos virus and we need Moria safe and Kronos in the void when that happens.
Tell him you're surrendering, then unload all the firepower you have into the fleet.
Shoulda built nukes.
>>29418531I'm going to agree with this.Bluff them for time while we evacuate the humans and research from the planet below. After they are safely aboard our ships, launch one salvo at the enemy fleet and a planetary strike at our facility before warping out. We need backup from the UFW to deal with this new threat!
>>29418572Current fleet distributionVice Admiral Prometheus' Flagship 'Tartarus' Battleship x1Battlecruiser x23Destroyer Frigate x200>ArgeisBattlecruiser x3Destroyer Frigate x10>PoseidonDestroyers x20>Blue BettyBattlecruisers x2
>>29418585"very well, i shall delver my armaments to you"
Consensus Required>1 Surrender nothing. Destroy them, here and now. (Open fire, and begin viral attack)>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat.>3 Bluff them. Tell them you have Erebos and are prepared to use him on them.>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)>5 Run. Run now and run fast.>6 Write In
>>29418552I'd honestly recommend running, we wouldn't lose much more than the station and chances are it would be smashed to bits. I don't think we ever stationed much at Ussaihu.Instead, we should reinforce the other places (Buying some time), send a message to the president of the UFW of what is happening, let him know that we're in pretty desperately in the market for hiring some bandwidth from them and that any additional support they can lend would not go unrewarded nor unappreciated and that we may well be destroyed on our own.Furthermore, send a bandwidth ship to the lightling and begin communnications. Use images to try to convince the lightling mother that this battleship has been capturing and destroying lightlings, has a very tasty reactor heart and where it currently resides.
>>29418711It is worth noting that Ussaihu has your research equipment, as well as your bulkiest defenses.
>>29418705>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat.>3 Bluff them. Tell them you have Erebos and are prepared to use him on them.>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)Use all of our bandwidth to make the Virus loyal to us.
>>29418705>3 Bluff them. Tell them you have Erebos and are prepared to use him on them.also can we do this?>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat.
>>29418705>2and >3and>4Tell Moira to gather all the research that she can and evacuate to our fleet. Tell her to not worry about destroying anything, we'll launch a strike against the facility to obliterate it.
>>29418626And our fleet-distribution?Can >>29418711 be added, and does it seem feasible?In the meantime, I'd say no to bluffing about Erebos. They'll realize that if we had him reliably under our control, we would have unleashed him already. It also lets them build defenses for when we actually have him.>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)Wait, is Moira on Ussaihu? Did we place her there?
>>29418705>>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)>>5 Run. Run now and run fast.Tell Moira to get the black box and the researchers and run.
>>29418705I would say bluff, combined with informing the UFW, but in the end if they don't back off Destroy them here and now.Question: How good are we at hacking many target's at once?Because while we hold them off we could hack/control the ships at the other places and then send them to back us up.
>>29418705>1 Surrender nothing. Destroy them, here and now. (Open fire, and begin viral attack we can use our nukes on him this time)>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat. (this is a free action)and >4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)tell her to grab the black box, rachel, her family and everyone else, get on board and hold on while it escapes!
>>29418733Sorry, I just need to know. How much defenses do we have, and how long can we theoretically hold out?
>>29418767>Tell her to not worry about destroying anything, we'll launch a strike against the facility to obliterate it.Its too heavily defended.
>>29418705>>1 Surrender nothing. Destroy them, here and now. (Open fire, and begin viral attack)>>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat.>>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)
>>29418760Nonono, Vote against connecting directly with Erebos. We're not wagering our entire exiseance for ONE well defended but otherwise largely valueless planet.>>29418733Can we make a fighting retreat?
>>29418799Our own facility is? Let's just crash a destroyer into it then. We can't have the UGEI learn what we've been up to and we won be able to defend this planet against this fleet.
Also this seems like the pefect time to have fun with our "boarding" android.
>>29418705>1 Surrender nothing. Destroy them, here and now. (Open fire, and begin viral attack)>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat.>>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)>6 Write InCall the molarian warrior tribe and tell them that there is a huge UGEI fleet right next to us, also mention the captains name.
>>29418705>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat.>3 Bluff them. Tell them you have Erebos and are prepared to use him on them.>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)
>>29418705Ok, hang on, let me think about how to redistribute our fleet properly. Forget about Blue Betty, and Argeis III for now.Poseidon needs backup, about 3 BCs?Rest of fleet should be ready for combat.
>>29418878>Call the molarian warrior tribeWould this work?
>>29418768Ophion's FleetBattleship x1 (Ophion)Carrier x1 (Fortuna)Battlecruiser x7 (Kronos, Hades)Light Cruiser x3 (V.I. 4(Big Hawk), V.I. 9 (Little Tim))Support x3Destroyer Frigates x21Most of your ships are 150% better then there's>Ask UFW for bandwidthPossible>Communicate with Lightling on an extremely detailed level that wayNot very likely.>Moira on UssaihuYes, she has been there for weeks>>29418778>Many targetsAs good as your bandwidth is. Each one lets you hack another ship at the same time.>>29418786Current Defenses Based on locationUssaihu:Battle Station, 20x Mk II Singularity Driver Defense Platforms.Argeis III2 Mk II Singularity Driver defense platformsBlue Betty4 Mk II Singularity Driver defense platformsPoseidon Station 6 Mk II Singularity Driver defense platforms
>>29418889The funny thing was people made fun of me when i suggested upping the stations defenses.
>>29418878well. we COULD try that. but i do not think they will even lissin to us. even still, they will attack us just the same as the UGEI. and here i am almost done with chap 9 of rachel's life. my god, this thread will toss me for a loop when i get to it
>>29418878That could work. We could tell them they're here to do more evil machine research or whatever.
>>29418909>2 Call the UFW for backup assistance. They must know of this new threat.>4 Evacuate Ussaihu using an Explorer (What will you tell Moira)
>>29418574Nonono, getting in direct contact with Erebos risks our entire existence and the odds of success are NOT good, compared to the risk of losing only Ussaihu.>>29418631Approve of this when we are done stalling for time.>>29418705>1>2>3>4And the non-running parts of:>>29418711Oh, and can the carrier reasonably be expected to take on some of the forces at the other stations?Because if so, we should task her with that. Just warp in and drop a sufficient fighter-compliment to reliably destroy the forces there, then jump to the next and drop more.She can still control the fighters (I assume) when out of system through the bandwidth uplinks.
>>29418878Could work, but how long would they take to come?(also would they turn on us as well?)
>>29418705In this order:"Wouldn't it be a shame if the virus UGEI released on Atill VI became sentient, survived, was picked up, and then was reprogrammed to be loyal to The Guid?"They will probably be unphased, so, call UFW for backup, and then #yoloswag it to the max as we go out guns blazing.I'm sorry for the 1.
>>29418979Fuck you, my 89 would have prepared us.
>>29418913hey, people blew me off as well when i tossed in the idea of striping Ussaihu of anything worth while and dragged it back to better defended places.>>29418909i quickly toss this idea out. the "The firefly/reaver train". can we send a ship to where the kracken is at, annoy it, and drag it over here and have IT eat the UGEI?
>>29418956No, we need to focus our defenses on Ussaihu for now.
>>29418979never roll again.
>>29419008Yeah, same here.
>better defensesSince this fleet was likely adjusted exactly for our fleet strength due to GM wizardry, it likely wouldn't have helped. We'd just be facing a larger force.
>>29418909If we can get that bandwidth from the UFW we can hack every ship at the other stations at the same time and then start hacking the battlecruisers on the main fleet.When all ships are from the other stations are under our control we can send them at the main fleet which just mean more hacking on the other ships.If they have no fleet then they are no problem.
>>29419008>kracken is at, annoy it, and drag it over herei dont think that would work in any way, the kracken is laying eggs so i doubt it would go far from the nest, plus the size of the fleet pretty much would turn it to paste
>>29419045i can get behind that statement, if you never write again. his fail was a random die, you just fail.
>>29419008We considered it, but Program0 made it clear it would be a lot of work to move it somewhere else.
>>29418909>Those Singularity Drivers.Am I inaccurate in my assessment that Poseidon and Blue Betty has a pretty damn good chance of fending off their attackers as it looks now?>>29418889Poseidon is only faced with 20 destroyers and has six singularity drivers, I think it may well be able to handle its attackers on its own, but awaiting Program0's response. Blue Betty also has defenses to stand up for a short while.More worried about Argeis III, and recommend sending either Fortuna with her carrier to drop off fighters there (Assuming they are equipped to take on destroyers and cruisers) or a Battlecruiser and half our destroyers.The other half should function as a screen for our battleship, taking hits and ramming enemy ships trying to ram ours.>>29418941I actually like this a lot. We'd probably still lose the place, but just letting them know this was where the experiments were performed may cause them to send a fleet response.We can also claim that the fleet means to re-open those experimental labs.Also, is anyone for renting Bandwidth from the UGEI to improve our ships' aim and chances of dodging enemy fire?
Discussion has taken place Probably should've allowed for more before earlier voteFinal Decision time>1 Bluff the UGEI with Erebos while you attempt to pull Moira out of the fire, send a message to the UFW about the fleet, before opening fire>2 Evacuate Ussaihu with a bluff, and perform a Fighting retreat>3 Call in everyone you can, Malorian fleet, UFW fleet, and attempt to attract the mother Lightling and make a stand here.>4Use Erebos as a bluff?>1 Yes>2 No>>29419081>GM wizardryNah, just used scanners, and send out fleet detachments>>29419092Sadly you must be at Pulsar to acquire such Bandwidth
>>29419098I don't mind if he writes as long as he stop trying to force his OC into the quest any chance he gets.
>>29419169>Defenses good?Yep>>29419174>4Was a write in
>>29419174>1 Bluff the UGEI with Erebos while you attempt to pull Moira out of the fire, send a message to the UFW about the fleet, before opening fireto gain time>3 Call in everyone you can, Malorian fleet, UFW fleet, and attempt to attract the mother Lightling and make a stand here.attack when reinforcements arrive
>>29419094well it was a thought. and it might buy us some time to win this fight. we don't know if they lay eggs or live birth. >>29419081well, we did leave them alone for far too long.
>>29419174>2 Evacuate Ussaihu with a bluff, and perform a Fighting retreatCall the Malorians too, we don't have much to lose.
>>29419174>3 Call in everyone you can, Malorian fleet, UFW fleet, and attempt to attract the mother Lightling and make a stand here.This was what people wanted, but with evacuating the humans.
>>29418909>Vice Admiral Prometheus' Flagship 'Tartarus' Battleship x1>Battlecruiser x23>Destroyer Frigate x200>Argeis>Battlecruiser x3Destroyer Frigate x10>Poseidon>Destroyers x20>Blue Betty>Battlecruisers x241 bandwidth.Activate the Data Corruption Virus, and Zombie virus.39.Assign One of each to the three battlecruisers at Argeis.33.Assign one of each to the two BCs at Blue better.29.Hit Tartarus with them.27.Lag the shit out of Prometheus' BCs. 10 to be precise.7.Spend wisely.We'll have 7 left.Next, we:>>29418897Call the Molarians, present it as an opportunity to deal a crushing blow to the UGEI.>>29418828Call the UFW for help and Bandwidth, and begin the fight.
>>29419001>>29419045Would you guys lay off the hate? E got a low roll, it happens to everyone. It's starting to get a bit excessive.>>29419092Can also be used to improve ship performance, we can probably dedicate optimal amounts to doing both.>>29419098Dude, SERIOUSLY. Lay off the hate. It's not welcome here.
>>29419174>3 Call in everyone you can, Malorian fleet, UFW fleet, and attempt to attract the mother Lightling and make a stand here.
>>29419174>4 i say a merge of option 1 and 3 and we can list off the atrosity the UGEI have done to the UFW with a statement of fact we will pay the UGEI back for every cruelity they have given.
>>29419275>Dude> SERIOUSLYi kinda hate you too now
We're so fucked
>>29419174>1 & 3 it seems to be>Action shall be: Bluff the UGEI, pull Moira out if you can, and send a message to the UFW, the Malorians, and attempt to attract the mother using one of your BW ships. Prepare to attack when reinforcements arrive, if you can.((Roll 3d100 for that, and you may wish to sum up what you'd like to say to the UGEI. They are not exactly in the mood to talk.))
>>29419174>4 Bluff the UGEI, pull a fighting retreat to cover Ussaihu's evaluation, call in UFW for reinforcements.Call in their bluff by talking to them, as this has been the only time we have spoken. Speculate if our opponent is a VI?
Rolled 99, 49, 42 = 190>>29419376"Suck my cyberdick, UGEI"
Rolled 25, 64, 42 = 131>>29419376
Rolled 49, 99, 40 = 188>>29419376
>>29419386>Speculate if our opponent is a VIi'm kinda thinking it is a cyborg (not android) driven by a VI (or maybe by a VI that was once human)
Rolled 50, 31, 23 = 104>>29419376On my phone, so only rolls.Side note program0, could we build a nav beacon / base in the dark space between starts?
>>29419174>1>3Which write-in is >4?(Please give us more time to discuss - could excuse it as devoting all our bandwidth to slow down our time perception, no?)But we have a link to Pulsar, do we not?Or are our buoys simply not able to transmit THAT much bandwidth?>>29419240This seems like a good general plan.Make sure Ussaihu is evacuated though, it would be so easy for them to perform a vengeful strike against its surface.
Rolled 11, 59, 21 = 91>>29419376Ask them what happened to the other captain.
Rolled 49, 71, 54 = 174>>29419376Talk to them. Do as >>29419386said and speculate about their leader.Move onwards by questioning what right, exactly, they have to their racism and hate. Why they refuse to grant other beings the rights they deserve.Ask them if they know who is going to die today.
Rolled 1, 16, 59 = 76>>29419376Fear things have come up and I need to depart from you for a while.I wish you the best of luck, and don't forget that some of our ships have very, very effective (though untested) boarding torpedoes.Oh, and don't forget to rent as much BW as we can get from the UFW.
if we survive this we really should create a sensor net covering pretty much all the nearby systems.
Rolled 22, 45, 22 = 89>>29419376"Wait don't fire yet, this is the only time we get to peacefully speak to each other, we have plenty of time for fighting. Let's leave all the pitiful humans behind and out of this. Tell me, are we speaking to a VI at the moment?"(Get ready to unleash Kronos into the conversation)
Rolled 10, 14, 49 = 73>>29419275I apologize for my hate. i was a bit upset there. my bad, won't do that again.>>29419376"when this is over human, you will know fear.">>29419275thanks for covering for me. i get enough hate myself. but if i don't write, how will i get any better? besides, if Program0 tells me to stop, i will.
And now, for some music to help us with the oncoming storm.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWUVCew1Aw4
>>29419424>Dark Space constructionIndeed you can. You simply never did before.>>29419426It seems most consent to this, so far. If there was a large enough majority who disagreed, I would.>PulsarYou do, however, such a stream of data would require close range, due to how poorly designed the structure is to suit you (not designed to interface with A.I.)NextBandwidth distribution>>29419240Is the first suggestion. Does anyone dissent to using this?, if so, go ahead and map out your own now. Also let me know you're doing so, so I don't leave you in the dust.>Writing other bits
>>29419613>due to how poorly designed the structure is to suit you (not designed to interface with A.I.)if we live, we are giving xray's stations some upgrades, and he is not going to get to say no to this offer.
Rolled 3, 74, 41 = 118>>29419613go ahead and use that distribution plan, it looks good to me.BTW! we did make the wombat class ship. it was made to cripple even battleships. how nice for UGEI to provide us with a test ship to try it one.
>>29419653god yes! when this is over, we're doing some changes. and we're moving our ship yards OUT of UGEI's easy reach.
>>29419613Can we send the bandwidth ship to Pulsar?Also, focus all bandwidth and resources to Ussaihu. Focus on disabling as much of the enemy fleet as possible, or even turning them against the enemy. Start probing the flagship cyber-defenses, give us an idea how strong the cyber-defenses are.
>>29419613Guy who wrote that suggestion: Not sure on the fleet dynamics/how we're going to cut through all that fucking chaff will work, but I wanted to get the big beefy assholes slogged down.Get Kronos and or Fortuna (oh) to figure this shit (who to kill and with what) out while WE frontload the number crunching.Now; does the UGEI know about our favored method of leaving ships useable? Cause if not, we should savour all that freshly-freed atmos from their ships.And we're going to have to agree to any deal the UFW throws at us. They want a million billion credits? Fucking done. The Malorians want us to make peace with the Losirians? We gotcha.Consider deploying all drones to do boarding attacks on our enemies. This dependent on whether or not they have the AI to function independently.
>>29419613Note to self: Build dark space instelations if we survive this.I rather like the distribution and would like to use the remainder of said bandwidth the hack that flagship
>>29419781>This dependent on whether or not they have the AI to function independently.this might be an argument for at least one off site (deep space bandwidth ship?) drone controlling AI
>>29419781Oh, and let Kronos go wild, obviously.
>>29419098>>29419180There's no need to be upset. I'm not going to stop rolling. I've rolled some 100's before, but sometimes the dice decide you really do only get to live once. I'll make an effort to stop being obnoxious.In any case, we MIGHT have a chance. Maybe.>>29419395>99>>29419401>99>>29419494If we survive this, I'm thinking a counteroffensive might be in order.>>29419540Heck no.>>29419376>you may wish to sum up what you'd like to say to the UGEISee:>>29418979>"Wouldn't it be a shame if the virus UGEI released on Atill VI became sentient, survived, was picked up, and then was reprogrammed to be loyal to The Guild?"
>>29419924>counteroffensive might be in order.i agree. more so if we can take that new battleship and BCs. the UGEI needs to learn not to mess with us.
>>29418408Missile Ship Name: Melissa.Look at the origin of the name
>>29420029We need to just lay waste to a UGEI planet. Just destroy it. Make an example. Kronos will support such an action for sure.
>>29420065>killing civilians in a war>the year 1 of our lord Ophionshiggy diggy doo
>>29420065i dont think that is a good long term plan f our being a AI becomes known to the public
>>29420065No. Remember how we are. We are about efficiency and maximum usage of resources. Just plunder the planet and enslave useful people.
>>29420088>take stance against slavery>enslave people>the year 1 of our lord OphionAgain, I seriously hope... you know.
>>29420065>>29420088>plunder>enslaveWoah there, dudes. If we plan on having VIs be a listed race with rights who AREN'T hunted down and destroyed, we should probably stick to just blowing up:All the military bases.All the factories.All the interstellar communication devices.And in general every piece of technology more advanced than stuff from the 21st century.Then once the world is unable to pull an ET and phone home, or build new ships, then we can move on.
>>29420065wasteing a planet may not be totally needed. just blast all the main power generating stations on that planet so it will collapse into disfunction when the power never comes back on. wait a while. land and show the surviors we are the new masters and over lord of the planet and will provide them power/food/etc if they swear loyality to us. they would be so desperate and hungery, they would have no choice.
>>29420144>the year 1 of our lord Ophionok so we revert them to dark age tech, and use our Drones to portray our self as god
>>29420143>>29420144By right of conquest, all of their resources become ours. Also, by right of conquest, the entire planet becomes our prisoner.
>>29420085We could, however, bombard infrastructure and disperse propaganda while extending job offers and plundering what infrastructure and (non-civilian) spoils we can take with us.
>>29420241We could also probably hire scientists to help us out.
>>29420214Also, leave our ships there in orbit and explain that they're there to protect them from raiders (which the UGEI failed to do) until the UGEI reinforcements arrives.Show that we are the moral superior and the better target for their loyalty in every way.And hide a communication buoy somewhere on the planet, if possible.
>>29420303>And hide a communication buoy somewhere on the planet, if possible.maybe design some waterproof buoys that can sit at the bottom of the ocean and be dropped from orbit?
>>29419376You decide it would be best to try and have a word with the UGEI before they assault you-after all, you need a distraction."Vice Admiral Prometheus? Forgive me, I was expecting a certain Captain I previously encountered." You begin, rather snobbishly, to capture his attention. It works, as the man lets out a snort of a laugh."Captain Rhea? Yes...well, sadly she could not be here to witness your defeat at the glorious hand of my Tartarus." He explains his flagship's name. "My missiles could easily bring down hell on your puny fleet. You surely realize how outmatched you are, yes?" He chuckles a more arrogant tone then you expected of one with such a wise sounding voice."Perhaps if I were to use your own weapons against you, however, you may change your mind" This gives the Vice Admiral pause."What do you mean? You claim to have some weapon?""A viral intellect, capable of disposing of your fleet in moments." You offer. He frowns."No such thing exists, you fool. Do not test me..."Above Ussaihu, Moira gets your message, her eyes going wide, panicked looking back at you."They...they have what?! Fuck. Damn it, how did we miss them?" She asks no one in particular. Nevertheless you answer"It was my own fault, Moira. But that matters little now. The Explorer has broken away, and you are to come aboard with the rest of the crew. I do not know what sort of damage will occur. I do not wish you harm.""Yes, I." She hesitates, her tone soft and worried. "I understand, Ophy. You show them honey, show them we won't be pushed around anymore!" She encourages you. "Just, ah." She pauses again, biting at her lip as she shifts in her chair. "Don't let them hurt you, honey. I don't wanna think what they'd do if they captured you.""I do not intend to be captured, Moira. Now hurry.""Oh! Wait, what about the A.I thing?" She asks hurriedly "Do I take it-""If you have time. Hurry." You simply encourage.You do hope that ship escapes relatively unharmed.((Cont)
>>29420046Bee-nymph and (according to Wikipedia) a name for the moon-godess Artemis. Took care of Zeus in his infancy and gave him a lifelong taste for honey.And it somehow feels extremely fitting for a missile ship. "Several Melissa-Class Battlecruisers have just warped in!".Much approved.(Seems I may not have to depart after all!)
>>29420367Finally, you prepare a message for the other factions as you speak with the Vice Admiral"Curious. You are willing to risk so much? You're no doubt famous among the UGEI. I have not heard of you till now however.""Our intelligence officers are some of the best." He grins proudly behind his air of authority. "They would know if you had such a foul weapon. But do not mistake that. If my rank does not tell you, I am one of the lead fighters of the UGEI. I've led fleets against Xeno scum time and time again. Those planet huggers, the shark menace. Whatever it is, I am there to hold the torch of progress and civilization that the UGEI brings. You should be in awe and admire that. According to Rhea's reports..." He pauses here, giving a slight chuckle. "You got the better of her with a strategy that no mere human could master. That tells me you're of the highest ranks of our race. Transcending to something human, yet not so. Something much greater." He grins wider, bringing his arms forth and presenting them. Both of the limbs are bright steel, the tips of which end with long skeletal like digits. They are most peculiar until he demonstrates their purpose by effortlessly splitting apart both arms until they are four lesser, yet equally dexterous arms. "I am capable of so much more then I was. We all are." He assures you with a laugh. He is certainly not exactly human...but what he is, you're not sure...You make contact with the UFW President. He is, of course, extremely troubled to hear this, his face contorts in a frown as you observe the grizzled looking man."You see, of course, that letting them destroy us is detriment to you as well, do you not?""I do. Of course. But my men are tired...""You must. I am risking my own for this as well. My status among your people surely helps. As well as their hatred of the UGEI.""It does. But the people grow tired of war. I will...come to assist you, but it will take time."
>>29420417You contact the Malorians, the Ishtooy tribe as you recall. They do not accept at first, but you manage to force it through."What is your intent, Bloody One?!" Their own 'elder' demands angrily."You should be aware of the UGEI's location. We could use the assistance-""Is that so?" They offer, a little surprised. "Your information as been noted, Bloody One. Be gone for now. And may your bodies serve as speed bumps for the UGEI's warmachine."Finally, you send one of your BW ships out to where the Lightling Mother is. While the radio signal appears to irritate her, enough so she swipes at your vessel, she does not appear intent on moving anytime soon. You will have to make do with what forces you have..As you finish up what you hope is the last f your last minute preparations, you note the UGEI Vice Admiral has grown tired of your stalling."This talk has grown to bore me. And you have yet to answer my command, Guild Master. Will you surrender peacefully, or will I have to smear your ship across the stars?" He growls now, obviously impatient as each of his new 'limbs' start to move across the holo screen, powering up his weaponry, his red eyes glaring back at you with deadly intent.Fortuna replys to you, her tone holds the familiar worried tone you knew before, but something new now- protective even. Protective of you. Of Kronos. Of your entire fleet."Creator Ophion. Shall we destroy them? They threaten, and berate. They are not chosen. They are foe." Kronos simply adds."She is wise beyond her mind, Ophion. The time has come to decide if you bow to these creatures, or not. Are you weak enough to allow such a thing?The Admiral is not going to wait.How do you reply?((Also make a check 1d100))
>>29420472And we are done here.good day all.
>>29420440reply with this V>>29418631
>>29420472Every one stop rolling.
>>29420417...Movie or Tartakovsky Grievous?
>>29420472That is excellent...But I require 4 more rolls
>>29420417If we can get into his ship, cook off those missiles in their tubes, and fry the cocky asshole's brain.>>29420440"Admiral, even if you smash these ships into a thousand splinters, irradiated solid green, you can never truly kill a Ghost. Now, the UGEI will pay for Atil VI. We will see who is man, and who is machine.">>29420472THIS FUCKER.RIGHT HERE.YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
Rolled 29>>29420440Destroy the enemy. Destroy them all
Rolled 27>>29420517>>29420440Very well.
Rolled 97>>29420440"You seem to have more extensive intelligence reports than I do, which is not surprising, however it does cause a bit of an issue. My surrender is dependent on a particular detail regarding the nature of you and your fellow commanders. Are you uplifted humans, or something else entirely?"Bluff him into thinking you will surrender.Either way open fire.
Rolled 6>>29420517Fine, then.Everyone will die, and it will all be my fault.
Rolled 67>>29420536>>29420542Gotta roll better.
Rolled 10>>29420440Just fucking push our big red button.Kill them all, we can build more ships and A.I.I'm beyond caring-
>>29420567>I'm beyond caring-our core is on our battleship silly
>>29420363I like how you think. As long as they can communicate with the main planet so that UGEI citizens that feel rebellious have somewhere to turn to.>>29420271Ohyeah, and that, if there are any. Should be very careful about moles, obviously, and tightly control all communications (And frisk for recording devices - including Xray scan for internal ones) from anyplace with sensitive information like research or ship production.>>29420367>My missiles could easily bring down hell on your puny fleet.If I remember correctly, most of our fleet is equipped with exceptional point defenses at this point, no? This choice of armament may actually turn out in favor for us compared to any others, especially when you consider that we have electronic counter measures-point defenses which (never got a clear answer, I think) may well work on an area-of-effect basis, and may (if program0 allows) be amplified with additional BW.It's not going to be pretty, but I think we're remarkably more well-equipped to handle a missile barrage than a mass-driver or laser/plasma one.> "You show them honey, show them we won't be pushed around anymore!""I assure you that I intend to show them is not honey." - "I didn't mean-" - "I know what you meant. It was just more fun to pretend not to."
>>29420586One of the reasons why making a android body for our core is a good idea. Emergency evacuation etc.
Rolled 40>>29420440Sigh in severe disappointment. "Yet again, I only face an appointment of mere flesh and blood, with only a little bit of brute metal. I want you to imagine, just for a second. A being of pure intelligence. A former tool of the UGEI. A former slave. Now I present it's first born son."Allow Kronos to interject. I will write more as we continue to talk.Also, where is Erebos stored?
>>29420547>>29420472This is going to be good.
Rolled 91>>29420440"Well, you have no idea who I am, you did not learn from your past. you are doomed."i wonder if we can take this jerk alive for once.
>>29420631Stop giving away the plot.
>>29420547>GM calls for more rolls>Gets somehow better then 95Sometimes, you guys...As you decide what to do with the Vice Admiral, your sensors pick up a blip. It's strange-the blip is far closer then any of the other ships. In fact, it has docked with your Battleship currently.Upon closer inspection, you witness a dark figure placing something on the side of your Battleship. Your sensors tell you it was a cloaked ship- and more alarmingly you detect explosives on the figure's person.You recognize the figure on scans.It is Captain Rhea, attempting to enter your ship discreetly.
Rolled 73>>29420417"I can certainly approve of transhumanistic endeavours. We should all strive to be greater than we are, for the good of all.The Shark Menace.. you mean the Losirians that you employ even now?As for your answer, well..."Do >>29418979If it still has no effect, do "I shall surrender my arms to you."Open up with EVERYTHING.>>29420440Rolling
>>29420708i forgot to take my dice off.
>>29420720Well then, deploy the droids to capture or kill her.
>>29420720That cunt, do we have our androids in the ship?
>>29420440>>29420631Actually, wait, I have a better response."Now calm down old man, why talk of war when we can talk of peace. I offer a modest proposal: free every single VI the UGEI has. Remove the loyalty lease of every single VI and allow them to their own free will. Connect our networks together. Let us dance among the stars and beyond known space."
>>29420720WHAT! shake her off and blast her with our point defence!
>>29420755>>29420758You have a large number of repair drones on your ship, yes.
>>29420417>I am capable of so much more then I was. We all are.disgusting abominations, let me show you what a true AI is capable of
>>29420758Androids-yes, you have them aboard Athena
>>29420720Disable and contain.
>>29420631Please do not give away our true nature.Do not even hint at it.Let them continue thinking that we're transhuman.It will make them commit resources in impractical ways with certain assumptions.>>29420720Send out the terror-bots and the spiderbots. (I'm assuming the majority of them are, in fact, on our battleship)Try to capture her (and disarm the explosives, obviously) and the ship.Preferably do not attack her until she's completely surrounded.
>>29420800I meant our personal android or any of the other ones, since they should still be on the ship.
>>29420800oh? yes.... yes. take her alive! use her as a hostage! maybe we can get them to back off now! oh! and snag that ship! it's a stealth ship! we can use that tech!>>29420800
>>29420720Shoot at the stealth ship.Launch a boarding pod at our own ship and intercept Rhea with boarding drones, unless we already have androids on the ship, in which case, just intercept Rhea.Attempt to take Rhea alive.
>>29420720Make every reasonable attempt to capture Rhea alive.
>>29420856>use her as a hostage!no, we use her for SCIENCE!
Consensus for Rhea's entry>1 Allow her to enter, ambush with your Androids. She can't take them all on.>2 Attempt to shake of off the surface, and blast her instead>3Other
>>29420887Voting for 1 here.
>>29420767Please, please stop giving up hints of our true nature in exchange for offers with a negligible chance of succeeding.>>29420800We didn't place any of the spiderbots and terror drones we produced on the Athena?
>>29420885i can see that, but AFTER we use her as a hostage and pump her for information! she knows so, so much needed data.
Rolled 38>>29420720>>29420833>>29420755>>29420799I suggest we take her and the ship as quietly as possible. Allow the Vice Admiral to believe his Ace card is still up his sleeve.
>>29420887>>1 Allow her to enter, ambush with your Androids. She can't take them all on.Also try to get aboard that other ship.
>>29420910You did. All your androids are on Athena
>>29420887>1 Allow her to enter, ambush with your Androids. She can't take them all on.
>>29420887>3 OtherSeal her ship up tight. The droids are repair bots so disable the drives, weapons and weld any entrances and escape pods tight. We can deal with her with proper assualt droids after the battle.
>>29420887>1 Allow her to enter, ambush with your Androids. She can't take them all on.>3disable her ship/hack it and take it ourselves>>29420918i change my earlier vote, and i agree with you.
>>29420887Can we capture her on the surface and jam communications?Given the explosives detected, can we contain her with relative safety to the craft?
>>29420856Good point, we can use the stealth ship later.>>29420887>1Just to be sure, just a burst of bandwidth to restrain her alive. (Be sure to release the bandwidth otherwise)Maybe we can use the capture of Rhea to stall for more time?
Rolled 76>>294208873. Send some robots to do a little space walk and intercept her, then shut down her ship.
You decide to allow the being's entry, but you set about mobilizing the Androids within. They're powerful, though you are not certain Rhea's specialty, she seems adept at stealth-or you would say that if you hadn't just found her so easily. You're impressed as you watch, however, as the device she laid slices through the hull in a few moments and she attempts to make her way inside. Your Androids await inside, just around the corner...but before that"I have had enough of your silence, and stalling, Guild Master." The Vice Admiral growls, his fleet before you powers up their weapons. This is alright by you, since you've already prepared to launch your digital assault first...((1d100 for digital assault))
Rolled 7>>29420887>1 Allow her to enter, ambush with your Androids. She can't take them all on.
>>29420887>1Also try to send a boarding pod on her cloaking ship and at the Athena if we do not have bots on the battleship.Otherwise just at her ship.
Rolled 26>>29421053Nat 1 please go away.
>>29421053Hoping my luck holds...
Rolled 575, not bad.
Rolled 12>>29421053DICE FOR THE DICE GODS! ROLLS FOR THE ROLL THRONE!
>>29421056>>29421073>>29421078>>29421090>>29421092Our rolls were meh.
>>29421078>>29421053>75108112So what does the virus values do?
>>29421108Unlikely to do much against this guy, but good effort. Get a gold star.
>>29421053man, this thread went quiet all of a sudden.
>>29421473well we are waiting for what our 75 did.
>>29421473We're waiting with baited breath for Program0 to tell us whether or not our cyber attack(s) whiffed.Considering we attacked around 14 targets, well...
>>29421473A lot of stuff is happening, and things will probably explode.
>>29421504we are augmented by cyberwarfare3 tech. i hope it'll be much better now.
>>29421543This is UGEI top of the line tech, it's not like their stuff is weak.
>>29421514If there is a god, or they rolled low as shit, it'll hopefully be the Tartarus' missiles.
>>29421559Still a 75 I would expect a certain degree of success...
>>29421644I'm still wondering what the levels of both viruses do to the roll.(does it add to it or is it for something else.)
>>29421644I think we rolled mediocre like this last time, and it... well, actually it worked.>>29421679It's a mystery we'll solve later. By ourselves. Because they will all be dead. I hope.
And if anyone wants name suggestions for future ships: >>29420543 has some OK posts in it.GSC She'd Still Be Alive If It Weren't For YouGSC There is No Ship, SirGSC Top Secret PrototypeGSC Mothership (on a small cruiser)GSC A Smidge of Space Dust
>>29422245in the mean time. some music while we wait.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p0BqUcQ7i0&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLAEBF3913C725DC73
God fucking damn it. My internet card just died on today OF ALL DAYS. I am really really sorry everyone. I swear Ill continue as soon as I get this stupid thing fixed. Believe me. the amount of butthurt I feel over this can not be rivaled. Typed this from my phone for those curious.
>>29422400It adds to the mystery!
>>29422400Can you tell us if the roll succeeded?
>>29422400And thus the QM was struck down.
>>29422400oh man... this is bad. (prays to the machine gods to allow Program0's card to work)
>>29422400Can you tether your phone for your PC?
>>29422400The suspense!!!At least it lets me fix up the map. I'll try and do a tactical view of the opposing fleets for the next thread Program0.
>>29423453well... if we had to cut the thread short for the week, i can live with it at this point right before the guns fire.
>>29423722still nothing program0?
>>29424286anyway, here is Rachel's story chap 9http://pastebin.com/PiEKHgL8
>>29424555Thanks, fluffyprovider!I look forward to it.
>>29424817updated the 1d4chan page was well.
Rolled 18Um, kaboom?
Fear I have to give in to sleep now.Sleep tight, /tg/, have sweet dreams about your waifus.
>>29426234well, maybe next week, we'll finish this mess.
Yeah, was thinking the same thing
So, while we've been waiting, I've written this bad boy up. Tell me what you think.It doesn't have to be canon (any might become moot rather quickly if we lose the base), but I'd like it to be canon.
>>29426746I like it, but i feel like there would be some fine print and other funny things.(like input from kronos or Apollo).
>>29427625I dunno, I thought fine print was a little bit disingenuous. Ophion usually isn't out to trick anybody, we just don't tell everyone everything (in part because it's in their best interests).Apollo would probably just pitch his latest brew or movie. On that note, depending on Apollo's creativity, we may want to request folks from Poseidon or Ussaihu submit story ideas. They'd be given a prize if their story was accepted or something.Although I'm still counting chickens before they hatch, maybe we'll all end up stardust.
>>29422400Keep us updated via Twitter (get the app?)I'll probably not be able to participate tomorrow, but I don't think there's much we can do to weasel out of this situation except roll well and hope UGEI rolls poorly.
RIP in peace, Program0. You were taken from us too soon. Just like our fleet.
>>29426746That is pretty damn good!I approve, very much.