Rolled 99Last Thread http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30221345/sorry about being late sorta have a cold so session will likely be shorter and if quality wanes please forgive meLast time at Vault 101 we find ourselves in a nasty predicament as our fallen comrades turned zombie opened our front door allowing easy access for a OVERWHELMING Monster swarm to descend on us. Meanwhile a bunch of our sensors went crazy underground as they detected an an oncoming force from below as well. For some reason the zombies who let the monsters in are being ignored by them and are holding themselves back. Sensors indicate that the forces coming in from the tunnels are zombies and the ones coming in from the old railway is made up of monsters. >Turn 26>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>4 resource points>>Population: 260>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
Rolled 36>>30331956AlertPicking up radio chatter from unknown source. From what we have been able to decrypt indicates bandit presence and some other entirely unknown force with VERY heavy encryption. Luckily for us however its process used is very old and the equipment is breaking down. Despite that we still were not able to figure out much.".....Looks like we got ourselves a clusterfuck what fun....""Zombies are acting strangely I don't like it....."AlertA detachment of OmniTri forces have been dispatched to our location.
Is it confirmed whether or not the zombies below and/or the zombified borg who let the monsters in are not immeniently hostile to each other even in close proximity?If I recall we saw a strange group of individuals using monsters a packmules.One thing I'm wondering is if we can replicate some sort of zombie pheromone to mask ourselves from the monsters and other zombies.
negotiations still going on with that I assume is a scientific monstrosity created by Dr. Volk?
We were in the process of fetching Dr. Kaharr, to get his input on the situation, as I remember.
Rolled 82>>30332305Dr. Kaharr doesn't really know what to make of...whatever it is he DOES however agree with it that Dr. Volk is indeed a massive prick.>>30332262The zombies hid themselves while the monsters went through.
>>30332489are the underground sensors pertaining to the zombies in the tunnels and the monsters in the railway, or is it telling us about yet another threat?also would there be anything to gain from scouting the invading forces, or do live feeds, and base sensors paint a pretty complete picture?and last of all does the Hub thing that there is anything worth while in continuing negotiations with the unnamed entity?
Rolled 82>>30332489So much so that as long as they are discussing how much they hate Volk they never shut up about it. Bonus unlockedA lead?According to the zombie Dr. Volk was last sighted heading to his old homeland which is strange considering it was utterly annihilated before the Fall, then during, and finally afterwards. Meanwhile a few stops were reported of him stopping by at certain locations. The reasons are unknown other then him stopping by quite the odd flavorful mixture of groups ranging from paladin HQs to outright brood hives.
>>30332608And lets try to hail the source of that radio signal.
Rolled 77>>30332608It is merely pertaining. unknown our sensors are decent enough.Unknown.>>30332867There are multiple sources.first one is unknown but mentioned a clusterfuck.Second one mentioned zombies.Third one is a mystery.
>>30332867Would it be wise to reveal our location to yet another faction?I have no doubts the borgzombies will liekly lead the monsters or influence their path directly toward us, and they could be our salvation, but still do we risk another hostile faction?I'm also concerned about Omnitri's pledge of support. If they didn't think us saveable they wouldn't have sent a force, unless this is last ditch info extraction operation before the monsters kill us.
Do we have any estimates as to how many turns or how close until the nearest faction will reach us?
>>30332983does hailing them on the radio reveal our position? We overheard their radio but we know jack shit about them, I would assume that we would be able to hail them back without revealing all that much.>>30332956can we get "he who refuses to be named" back on the line, and ask him if he would be willing to cut a deal in return for us helping him track down Dr. Volk. I cant imagine that zombies or monsters would be terribly helpful in finding somebody. while we are at it find Matt (i think that was his name) and see if he has heard anything about Dr. Volk through his "connections"
>>30333062the monsters are already in our base so I cant imagine many, unless we are waiting for the omnitri reinforcements to arrive.
>>30333089>does hailing them on the radio reveal our position? We overheard their radio but we know jack shit about them, I would assume that we would be able to hail them back without revealing all that much.Good point.If our technology is apt to sending radio frequencies without the enemy's ability to triangulate our location I'd say hail them.
>>30333089check for anyone walking around by the name of Richard too. (ive done almost nothing but read the archives since the last thread went dark, im almost done with the memor)
Rolled 43>>30333089Depends on their equipment.>>30333089Cut a deal how exactly? Like I said before I already have what I want and Dr. Volk has finally showed himself after such a long time. However briefly granted but its prgress at least. Now say you were a group who were especially large, strong, or dealt with info then perhaps we could work something out.
>>30333398any word on matt?
>>30333398>or dealt with infothat may or may not be possible depending on the type of info you are after
Rolled 67>>30333428>Mat"I can get you out of here but saving this place I am not so sure on. Especially with what is heading here now.">>30333460Hm from my understanding the info that you have is of not much value to me.
so lets talk options, from where I sit it looks like we can 1) try to fight it out2) see if salvation lies in the AI room3) go with Mat.thoughts?>>30333518can we do anything before we leave with Mat or is it urgent enough that we have to leave with Mat right now?
>>30333518Well you're keen on being enigmatic on what seems to value you, other than the amusement of your charges.The point of sharing info is to expand one's understanding which might not encompass everyone one already knows. That is, how do you know we have nothing to offer if you don't ask?
>>30333610Leaving with Matt may be the end of this campaign, unless we can bring the Hub with us (doubt it)
Rolled 19>>30333639because my info is of limited interest that of which I have already acquired.>>30333610You still have time before you have to make a run for it.
>>30333671we could also try calling up Shield 5.>>30333682how many troops do the omnitri men have at this point?
Everybody stop what they're doing while I dump what I discovered.
Rolled 55>>30333733unknown considering reports however not that many. At the moment they dispatched approximately 250 troops our way. their effectiveness is however unknown. >>30333777oh crap.
>>30333777Huzzah!I've had enough of dancing around the bushes in these negotiations anyway
>>30333777yea was tired of talking circles.
>>30333786You didn't really think it'd be so easy, would you?Maybe if there hadn't been nearly a week since the last thread I wouldn't have combed the old threads multiple times.
>>30333903 Man why can't there be 10 of you. We'd surpass Memor level within 3 threads.
>>30333777>>30333786To start out with: I suspect that we were detected by the zombies due to our psionic potential...but lack of utter lack of psionic training. It explains the zombies bumping into our vault-door earlier and being confused, and our men's strange feelings that they could feel them.Also, it's possible that the Monstrous Wang Gang is behind this Monster Mayhem...but I find it unlikely. We HAVE noted bandit activity though, and we noted bandits attacking monster dens in our area earlier too.Anyway, enough with this side-discussion. Next post will get into possible avenues out of this clusterfuck.
>>30334001Allright.To start off, we need to (carefully) extend comm-handshakes to our zomborged members. It's likely that these are the 'charges' that the Overmind (as I'm calling the thing we're talking with through Skelly) keeps referring to. They're lonely and tortured being stuck in zombified bodies because their hosts were never 'killed' so they didn't die either...and now they want company, one way or another. Not sure how to deal with that exactly, I'll need information on the mental state the ghosts are in.That being said, just assuaging our former comrades may not be enough at this point because our door is wide-open with monsters charging into it (not to mention the stuff coming up from below). Accordingly, we need to strike a deal with someone to save our asses. Now the Overmind has been rebuffing our attempts to negotiate with it, but that's because we haven't really offered it any tempting cherries yet and also because it's charges (if our zomborgs are indeed them) still want our blood.
>>30334204Very good. go on
>>30334204In line with that...we need to leverage the Overmind's hatred of Dr Volk to make it be more friendly towards us which has been done already, good job guys and offer to 'sell' (that is, give) it our tech in exchange for salvation."But anon!" you say "We've already tried, and it doesn't want our stuff!"True, true, but we haven't really been very salesman-like about it. So far as the Overmind knows it already has what it wants from us and all that we can offer we need to dissuade it of this notion.First of all: these zombies are mutated to fuck with psy pretty hard. That's an expensive mutation, and the Overmind wouldn't have expended the resources to do it if there weren't someone around bothering it with psy. Well we're sitting on the answer to that question aren't we? (seeing as our implants cause the zombies to nullify psy)Sure, you have our 20 members that are already in your ranks...but they move awfully slow and awkwardly don't they? And that's not really enough to take on any big forces either, is it?
>>30334378I was with you until the part where we offer to give it null-psyker zombies. Im not saying we cant do this but I am most certainly saying that be need fail safes out the wazoo first. don't want to see this blow back on us down the road, cause we've been warned about the dangers of such zombies.
>>30334378Why, what if I told you, Overmind, that //right now// we have a brain-interface that works with infected physiology. We could, should we not die in this mess, refine it and equip just about as many of your pawns as you want with them.That's just the beginning though, isn't it? If we can make the brain interface work then imagine what we can do with the less touchy parts of your forces. You name it and we can do it. Oh, and did I mention that Dr. Volk would never see a force of psy-nullifying borg-zombies coming?But of course, this is all null because we have monster swarms charging down our front door and up our back door. And believe us, the data-security countermeasures in this lab are more than up to the task of deleting all of our precious designs.
>>30334502Admittedly though, a problem we can always solve later is better than one which will likely kill us right now.
>>30334524I meant to suggest that this is the best idea we have at the moment but it is not something to do hastily.
>>30334502Indeed, it's not ideal but >>30334524Oh, and our AI Core was likely shut down over worries of dangers (or attempts to fuck with) arising from it interacting with the Hub and ghosts. We should be extremely cautious in unlocking it.
>Sure, you have our 20 members that are already in your ranks...but they move awfully slow and awkwardly don't they? And that's not really enough to take on any big forces either, is it?>Why, what if I told you, Overmind, that //right now// we have a brain-interface that works with infected physiology. We could, should we not die in this mess, refine it and equip just about as many of your pawns as you want with them.>That's just the beginning though, isn't it? If we can make the brain interface work then imagine what we can do with the less touchy parts of your forces. You name it and we can do it. >Oh, and did I mention that Dr. Volk would never see a force of psy-nullifying borg-zombies coming?>But of course, this is all null because we have monster swarms charging down our front door and up our back door. And believe us, the data-security countermeasures in this lab are more than up to the task of deleting all of our precious designs.Send this line of dialogue down to them post-haste
>>30334510>>30334378We might also suggest to the Overmind that we may have solved the limitations on borgs, and if our ghosts don't restrict themselves to ONE SINGLE WEAK BODY then we see no reason why we couldn't allow it to shrug its off.
Anyway guys, our first action should be to get into contact with our zomborg members and go from there.
>>30334619Agreed and seconded
>>30334619okay but what should we do with our research action?
>>30334591I suggested that last turn, but apparently even with switching bodies and theoretically limitless upgradability they think borg tech "has it's limitations" and in typical fashion of them won't tell us what they are.
>>30334589If we go down this line of action then we should add in "We couldn't help but notice that your zombies have been very expensively mutated to fuck with psionics...well we're sure it works, but only so well."
>>30334645I suggest anti-monster tentacle augs.
Rolled 52>>30334589heheh you need to make a better offer. Like I said I already have what I am after so far. As for Dr. Volk...I wouldn't underestimate that one so after all created...it and oh so much more.>>30334664Ha who says it was expensive or that they all can do it hm?
>>30334675seeing as how there are more monsters than anything else in the area.
>>30334645>>30334675Diplomacy actions don't require an actual "action".
>>30334693>>30334675I'm not entirely sure how you'd tailor tentacle augs to specifically target "monsters" but I could approve of them due to their versatility later on.
>>30334712we made anti-zombie tentacles last thread, I would assume it works on the same principal.>>30334702well we are going to have to figure out what to research eventually, no harm in doing it now.
>>30334688Underestimate Dr. Volk? Shame the thought. However, he's not perfect. You didn't known Dr. Kaharr was here, did you? Perhaps it wasn't expensive, but you had a reason to do it.
>>30334757Monsters are much more varied than zombies are.
>>30334757>we made anti-zombie tentacles last threadI presumed those were more along the lines of "anti-infantry" unless we have discovered a formula tailored against zombie physiology.That said, if monsters were as uniformed as zombies and not just giant beasts of any and all kinds depending on what OP thinks would be cool an anti-monster tentacle gland would also be vastly useful.
>>30334784doesnt hurt to try
>>30334811If it wastes a turn of research and a unit of resources then it does.
Rolled 89>>30334761Dr. Kaharr is limited where Dr. Volk is not. He has worked on countless projects varying from zombies to cybernetics and more. What can Dr. Kaharr claim hm? Well beyond cybernetics anyway and what just NOW he is adding on psionics?Richard was a long standing member of E5 category he has worked on psionics since long before it was possible for even super geniuses could start to crack how it works and not just what it does. As much as I may despite the bastard and how I appreciate our shared loathing I see no reason to accept.>>30334795Unfortunately for you monsters are not NEARLY so uniform as zombies.
Anyway, hopefully we can get out of this. If we can manage to get onto the other side of this crisis then I also found some secrets regarding things we need to research.
>>30334869Do you have any other alternatives should negotiations fail?
>>30334854(Can we contact our zomborged comrades?)That is unfortunate, and grieves us. It seems odd that we fail to entice you even now, at least into neutrality. Perhaps we will think of something later.
>>30334940Cracking open the AI hub using the Dr's special ability for hacking anything, and hoping it has some cards up its sleeves...so far as I can see.The transmissions that we detected earlier from the 3 different sources are also a possible avenue. I'm unsure what to make of the very heavily encrypted transmissions...but they feel important. Those 250 men from OmniTri are also going to help a bit.
Rolled 58>MattI have several choices available unfortunately things are too hot for us to be able to purge this place.>EvacBonus new area Penalty no HQ or homeground>Hideaway Bonus everything(albeit in unknown condition)Penalty may not survive and severe possibly irreversible damage>Round UpBonus Concentrates intruders into one areaPenalty Affect unknown but severe damage likely possibly able to concentrate however>Make a CallBonus You will be able to call ANY faction(Umbra, red army, Ghoulish Krulsade, or a made up one ect) for an assistPenalty Its going to cost you no matter who you call>Call in the Calvary Bonus a offensive force will be dispatchedPenalty will exhaust military supply and is unlikely to be enough by itself
Rolled 99>>30334951>>30334951You can but the ghosts are most leery about it to say the least.
>>30335052>Implying any of these pentalty's will be worth it in the longrunMake a Call would be one of the worst because we'd likely get a permanent pentaly toward the said factions or any other cool factions we could "think of"And I like most of them, the ones I don't would be even worse (Umbra, Red Army).
>>30335077Is there any way we can route it so that only very few (volunteers) or just Dr. Kaharr come in contact with them?
>>30335136Yeah. Call in the Cavalry is the most attractive.
Rolled 52>>30335139You don't get there are NO volunteers even Dr. Kaharr hates the thought of it and he has only been in the heads of basic stock.
>>30335052>Make a Call: There is only one man in this whole world that can bail is out of this onehttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GJej6kCgxVM
>>30335169Military supply can be restocked, and it'd help buy time for us to hack the AI>>30335189Hue Hue Hue>Penalty>YOU MUST NOW SATISFY THE TRAIN GOD
>>30335218We could call in the Train God.
Rolled 14>>30335189mfw you call in that gang...
>>30335184Ghosts can operate audio communications right?I wonder if we could use Skelly to channel their communications. Yes...that sounds good...
with the Hideaway option we still stick around and fight it out we just get to do it from a defensible position right?
>>30335359I don't like the sound of this "irreversible damage"Remember, Hub is the KING of understatement
>>30335296>>30335184Would it take an action to apply one of the wireless implants to Skelly and direct Zomborg Ghost communications through him? Not one of the full-takeover ones, one of the ones that allows ghosts to "guide" zombies.
>>30335394then round up? get them all in one area and then set up at the end of a corridor, 300 style?
Rolled 53>>30335446That would do nothing unless we roll a 100, at which point we will become king of the zombies. Rolling!
Rolled 90>>30335446We have no such device the implants merely had...interesting effects.>>30335458You may only choose one.
>>30335458That doesn't sound very attractive, it still means that somewhere/something gets irreversibly damaged.
Rolled 53>>30335511It will be our hub.
>>30335511just put them all out side of the front door, then initiate meat grinder. cause call in the cavalry clearly wont be enough unless we roll 100, and im not sure if the "cost" of make a call is worth it. >>30335500I meant instead of as opposed to in addition to
>>30335546Indeed :/Damn, I worked so hard on this.
>>30335585I'm not sure we get to choose where they're corralled to.
>>30335626if we dont then that becomes a far less attractive option.
Rolled 51>>30335585We are getting attacked from the top and bottom, we have less than 300 men, their profession is not HUAAGGH.Evac is the "smart" idea, but I love this ski lodge. I want to make a call.
>>30335671Who would we call?I'm down for some made-up faction.
Rolled 57>>30335693Is it just me or is calling Cuban Pete actually feeling like an option right now?
Rolled 21>>30335189>>30335820sure is
>>30335820Uhh, judging by this: >>30335278(which I don't know the context of) I feel like that's probably a death sentence.
>>30335820I like cuban pete, but I have a feeling if we do we'll never get to see him again and likely get him on our bad side.>>30335693Well I don't want to call a faction who'm I'd care would hate us in the longrun, but I don't want to call Umbra either.There's always Saal. The rogue Aduro remnant with a flair for Aztec sacrifice and laser staffs.
Rolled 28>>30335847The way I see it the only "non death sentence" is evac. Do you support that? Or have any other ideas?
>>30335906>>30335898>>30335847>>30335820Probably be best to put in a call to a faction that values protecting old-world knowledge, or would find our technology extremely valuable and want to protect it.
Rolled 16>>30335906im not opposed to evac but do we get to take the hub with us
>>30335926I guess psy-corp would probably already have our stuff...
Rolled 71>>30335926Megacorps might want it for r&d but I doubt anybody is going to come to our aid for nothing. I think Maybe we need to call on a hero, not a faction.
Rolled 94>>30335970I had posted some other Corp data in another Post Apoc Civ when I was on break
>>30335999Hmm. Aah, so that's who the Shadows are. Thank you for reminding me.
>>30335970Umbra is out of the question, and Aduro proper is probably not going to be our friends after this.>>30335984Then we run the risk of offending said hero forever, not very pleasant either.
>>30335984well if the zombie thing doesn't want to play ball we could try to call in Dr. Volk, not so much bring him into the fold as say we have a sentient zombie on our hands, shout SCIENCE!, and then run for the hills.
Rolled 96>>30336031Always better to go with the devil you know than the devil you don't know. I support this
>>30336031Calling Dr. Volk into this is out of the question.
>>30336079is that the hub speaking?
>>30336091No, but that is an extremely bad idea.
>>30336079>>30336091I dunno, but I do believe Volk and Kahar's grudgematch is pretty much part of the basis of our existence.Really the big 3 names we do knowRichardVolkKaharAre all on varying degree's of not seeing eye to eye
>>30335916>>30335898Those guys were the enemies of Aduro and Umbra right? The energy cult thing. I don't see what we could offer them however
>>30336125Im pretty sure that richard is Dr. Volk's alias.
Rolled 35>>30336079Aw why is that so hm?
>>30336145I can assure it, from the Memor campaign, it is most certainly not.If it were, then by thunder EDE has some explaining to do.
Rolled 23>>30336125But can they set aside their differences for the greater good of science? This could be a huge character builder for them, as well as being cinematic as all hell. What is batman without joker?
>>30336165I guess i wasn't reading closely enough, im reading through that campaign now, just about to finish it.
>>30335999>>30335500>>30335184>>30335052Well this is meta, but could we hook the Overmind up with our Eye Corp representative: Mat?
lets ask Kaharr if he has any brilliant idea's to bail us out.
Rolled 91>>30336236Well now. That there is an idea. We are scientists, not warriors, not politicians, not salesmen. Let the war, politics, and deal making lie with those that do that.
>>30336236>>30336326Gotta admit, there's truth in this
>>30336145>>30336165Whats the difference between the two?
>>30336236Why would you want to hook them up?I mean I suppose you could using Skelly as a liaison.
>>30336373well kaharr doesnt have a burning deep seated hatred for Richard as far as i know.
>>30336397Eye Corp is a large, powerful organization that specializes in gathering information, which is what the Overmind requested.
Rolled 45>>30336397He could use his resources/know how to help forge the alliance we so desperately need.
>>30336373I distinctly recall Richard speaking about Dr. Volk in the third person numerous times, and in negative word.For that matter, we found Richard still battlng Clora, his eternal fleshqueen rival, since the very fall while we know for a fact Dr. Volk had been up and about around and after the fall.If however, Richard had been hiding the fact that he IS Dr. Volk the entire time, and had somehow managed to sneak in and out of both his constant struggle and Memor duties, I would eat my hat.
>>30336165What? No, from teh Memor campaign it most certainly was so.
>>30336461>>30336165Richard went down into his personal lab at the end of the Memor, and came out leading his Volkensraad legions. Richard is Volk.
>>30336492Well, damn. NOW I remember that.Looks like I was forgetting things. I have to some rereading of my own.
>>30336437I would like to hear the answer to this.Inform Mat that we would, of course...I dunno, do what we can. Shit, we're in a fucking corner here.
>>30336437Who says Matt works for one of them?
>>30336603Fair point I guess. Would Mat like to talk to the Overmind?
>>30336621>MattTalking with zombies man something ain't right about that. Plus what would we talk about brains? Killing each other?
>>30336603Mat was very shifty was sent to us by the organization that said it was interested in gathering and preserving knowledge/information, and granted us some hefty bonuses in exchange for a sample of our tech and the promise of further cooperation.
>>30336648 clearly we aren't getting whatever hint you gave uswould any of our hero's like to speak up?
>>30336648Oh right, most people dislike zombies.It's not a zombie, it just uses zombies. It would like information on Dr. Volk...do you have any?
Rolled 78So how long shall the debate continue?
>>30336727Honestly I'm sorry it's taken so long, two threads and hours in fact.I feel like we're banging our heads on a wall to get a clue that's probably under our nose. We really want negotiations to end, but not badly, and we especially don't want to die on thread 2 or lose the base.
>>30336763You've summed it up pretty well.
Rolled 88>>30336727>Basic 1Contact the ghosts in our zomborg companions and kill them. (Dr. Kaharr)
Rolled 18>>30336707>MattDr. Volk last known alias was simply known as Richard of the Memor. Was sighted twice since then after departing from the bandits during the Ghoulish Krulsade. Last seen stopping by a super soldiers before disappearing once more. Said super soldiers then dispersed.Suspected connections to Brood yet for some reason goes through great pains to avoid them.Suspected connections to many projects, programs, and Pre Fall possibly even Post Fall factions.
>>30336853I'm open to any and all solutions, but pray tell what this will achieve?
Rolled 80>>30336853Alternately>Basic 1Equip our zombie-slayer tentacle augs>Mad ScienceContact the ghosts in our zomborg companions...and transfer them onto an isolated drive, then keep them there. Alternately, kill them. Double-alternately, research a way to kill the zomborgs' ghosts.
Rolled 69>>30336895Well, if it comes to this, I'll vote for it.
>>30336907that was close
>>30336888It'd get rid of the charges that the Overmind is humoring... :/>>30336885The Overmind probably already knows these things...we could still try to bargain with them though I guess.Hey, ask the overmind if it'd like to speak with Dr. Volk personally.
Rolled 51>>30336763>CaptainLook one thing you need to understand is that even IF and its a VERY big if that you both survive and keep the base...the damage to it will be indescribable and more then likely unrepairable. This is a think tank a lot of the stuff here would be HELL to replace even BEFORE the Fall. Right now think about the area your in right now. Think VERY carefully about that.
>>30336895Killing the ghosts in the zomborgs might be regarded as a hostile action by the Overmind, and secure our fucking in the ass.
Rolled 21>>30336895Vote +>extra: call Cuban Pete.
>>30336971But I like Cuban Pete. . .I don't want him to not like us. . .
>>30336942so abandon the base, destroy the base, die, or roll 100 and still destroy the base.
Rolled 99>>30336942...Too tired to figure this out...argghhhh, and here goes my precious vault..
Rolled 7>>30336937...Wut you can get a HOLD of him? You fucking IDIOTS now that you told me she NOW knows. YOU FUCKING MORONS SHE IS INTERESTED IN DR. VOLK AND SHE ALSO HAS HI-Connection lost...despite it being psionic in nature.>>30337002You may lose this location but the faction can play on unless you do something stupid.
Rolled 59>>30336989I would rather try and fail then try nothing at all. This is his kind of party.
Rolled 53>>30337024Huehue, okay guys.Call in HIDEAWAY. NOW.Do we get an action this turn?
I wonder what it is we did wrong or ignored to end up like this.We did scout and explore right? Kept the projects relatively not stupid, even if they were unambitious.
>>30337024 Clora'Zel incoming...
Rolled 93>>30337070We didn't train our psionics to make it so the zombies couldn't sense them.And then EDE got 1s twice in a row. It's because of the freak nature of that happening that we are getting the chance to survive and relocate.
>>30337024so I never got an answer as to whether or not we could take the Hub with us on an evac.
Rolled 31>>30337076It really couldn't get any worse for us right now. We lay our cards on the table and see if somebody somewhere decides is better if we don't die. It seems to me like neither the zombies or monsters give any shits about us, and we are just in the way of their battlefield. We need to do something so that they leave us alone for at least one more round.
Is there nothing at all we can gain from the bandits?
Rolled 87>>30337176If there is you'll have to find it. I feel like there is, and also something in those transmissions, but I can't see where.
Rolled 10>>30336998Nah there is a way to minimize the damage and possibly come out on top. I am not THAT messed up I make sure to leave it open on what can be done. Rather the big hard trick is figuring it out.>>30337024WARNING WARNING WARNINGMASSIVE psionic presence detected ETA RIGHT THE FUCK NOW(where the FLYING fuck did that thing even come from and more importantly how did we miss it?)Zombie Hives expelling zombie hordes.ZOMBIES GOING BERSERKWARNING WARNINGNEWSSome of the monsters are beginning to turn tail and run.Underground monster forces are in full retreat.Psionic Message incoming from our infected forces....To think I would have a lead on THAT man after all this time...though I do doubt he his a man at this point.*pauses while taking a sip* Due have to give him credit for lasting as long as he has. Seriously though for this kind of opportunity to just fall in my lap...its been awhile since I last could get a hold of him and more importantly what he can offer a certain somebody. In any case I DO hope you enjoy the company of one of my VERY special toys.>>30337136Unknown.>>30337176Possibly they might not all be bandits either.
>>30337291>Possibly they might not all be bandits eitherOh god do I remember that particular mistake
>>30337329In particular it's likely whoever has the Old World-tier encryption isn't bandits.
>>30337291Aah, so the zombie hivemind WAS compressed into one person/body like I theorized in my unmentioned stuff.
>>30337398It's always the one you least expect isn't it.Now it all makes sense, all those minds trapped in a single form.makes you wonder how Tabula Rasa is holding up
Rolled 77>>30337325This is quickly proving to be one VERY amusing cluster fuck.>MattHey up could you like HURRY UP and make a decision already I sorta want time to scram with or without you.
>>30337430I'm sure Alexis and the BOOMtown others make a pilgrimage every now and then to visit him and tell their children about the Memor
>>30337459so gents first offfleeorfightI vote fight.
>>30337459Uhm. Get us a call in Dr. Volk, Mat.If we don't do this, then we have She Who Hungers after us...and we're not Dr. Volk so there's no hiding from her for us.
>>30337484With the omnitri reinforcements and this new aid we just might be able to hold our position.But we certainly would also be given time to fleeBut I feel Hub has been hinting that ultimately we may not want to remain in this place
Rolled 93>>30337484I would rather fight than lose everything we have here. As we learned with the bandits, when you don't have the tools to do science, you can't do science.
>>30337530I feel that having SWH after us is a game-changer.>MatCall Dr. Volk...then let's hand the phone over to whoever this psionic force is.
>>30337530well do we want to take the chance on losing the hub, how game ending would that be?
>>30337569I thought we had umbra coming down on us not SWH?
>>30337606Ah my friend, you must read on the Memor campaign till the end.
>>30337575this isnt a rhetorical question. I want an opinion on whether we would make it without a hub/ be able to make a new hub.
>>30337606Umbra and SWH are synonymous-ish. SWH is particularly their zombies/control over zombies. And she wants a call to Dr. Volk.
Rolled 34>>30337530>>30337569It is I never even DREAMED of you fuckers figuring out how to trigger that sorta level event. I was even planning to have Umbra chill out even more so then usual so I could bring other factions in...>>30337606There is a rather huge reveal many shat bricks.
>>30337636Game-ending, I believe.
Rolled 72>>30337656Seriously though EVERY fucking TIME I plan to stick Umbra in a corner so others can take the lime light and BAM you figure out how to trigger something that brings them back into play. This at least is one of the more obvious events.
Rolled 49>>30337641Confirm the call.
>>30337624just got to that point...
>>30337705Nobody puts baby in a corner.>>30337754Is SWH here in a fashion that we can immediately hand whatever we're using to call over to her IMMEDIATELY?
Rolled 29>>30337754rolling for call
Rolled 37>>30337705So, is SWH trying to cut a deal with us? We will give her our whole damned Rolodex of mad scientists if she can get everybody to back the fuck off.
>>30337795That's not the sort of thing that you roll for.
Rolled 50>>30337765Yes FEEL the stupidity breath deeply.>>30337790Unknown we only know she sent in a VERY special toy of hers.>>30337800...you SERIOUSLY want to make such a deal with you know who?
>>30337800No, we're just...I don't know what we're doing. We got a VERY SPECIAL toy of SWH (whatever that means/is)...and now I have no idea what's going on.
>>30337826Can we hand the phone over to her special toy? Or Skelly, or something?
>>30337826Fuck it, confirming the call (thirdsies).Give the phone to Dr. Kaharr and let SWH's toy listen in.
Rolled 55>>30337826She is the only one offering a deal. All we want is to chill out on our cool little ski resort and make Borg stuff, if we can humbly help her in some small way, maybe she will allow us to do just that. She doesn't really stand to profit by killing us, nor does she have anything to lose by letting us live. She may in fact be the salvation we were looking for.
>>30337946Yeah, we're kind of just a lowly, single gnat on her scale. And her one, single toy is enough to start driving monsters away at the hint of its presence. So if she gets pissed then it'll fuck us even more thoroughly than those monsters would have.Not like we have much choice other than to hope we don't peeve her off.
>>30337946>>30338007We must always remember though, we might be gnats, but we're the gnats in the fur of a great pet of the REAL mastermind.
so is Jenny/SWH/Leader of Umbra corp richard/ Dr. Volk's daughter?
Rolled 83>>30337754>Dr. Volk aka RichardHello? Shit to think that thing still works...can't believe i forgot about it being in my pocket all this time. This has gotta to be a brand new record.>Dr KaharrOI RICHARD GUESS WHO?Let me guess another jealious genius and secret fanboy?FUCK YOU RICHARD FUCK YOU. I am the GREAT Dr. Kaharr!Yeah first guess got it right.YOU TRIED TO KILL ME YOU COCKSUCKER I HAD TO JOIN UP WITH THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT AND FAKE MY DEATH REPEATEDLY THANKS TO YOUR STUNTS. WHAT THINK I MAY GROW UP TO BE CHALLENGE TO SOME DAY HUH. LIKE ME DEVELOPING FUCTIONAL PSIBORGS FIRST!...Correction I am wrong turns out this one is a idiot of a one trick pony and I can't even begin to put to words just how stupid you are. STUPID I MADE A FUCTIONAL PSIBORG!Hate tell you but your not the first that I can assure you. Plus I wasn't the one who did that if you really can't see whats going on behind the scenes then your an even bigger fool then I thought. As for the first psiborg that actually goes to the psionic master Bran Mitch a nasty bastard who came developed one due to him not being powerful enough to 'ascend' and yet not wanting to die. His was the first and it took a very VERY long time before we even scratched the surface to how it worked. Heh I will ALWAYS remember the day I was able to his work in person. Pure genius gave me inspiration for a few of my own projects....guess your jealous over my finesse with cyborgs.*snorts* You limit yourself Dr. uhm...who are you again?FFUUU-(now would be good time to come up with questions for good ol Volk.)WARNINGUNKNOWN THREAT HAS BROKEN THROUGH THE MONSTER HORDE AND OUR SECURITY MAKING CONTACT WITH OUR GOOD DOCTOR/CALL.
tfw the "special pet" is good old reliable Mora'Zel and we DO get to make awesome bioborg monstrosities.
>>30338162Jenny is a powerful psyker and morpher, CEO of Umbra corp. She holds the leash of SWH, a great sentient beast formed of the collective hunger of zombies (apparently Globally).Dr. Volks daughter was Rizal, who, like her mother, is a flesh queen in the making and likely also with psionic capabilities (as most of the higherup flesh creatures did. Especially Clora)
>>30338215Sheeiiit. Questions for Volk...
well i gotta go get me some food.
>>30338215Whatever we do, the Hub ought to start with "You must forgive Dr. Kahar. We have trained him on his hatred toward you, as a way to keep him working. . ."Now for questions that aren't necessarily meta but to our best interest.How famous was the Memor event? Do people all connect him Volk with their great hivemind?I'm not sure that's something we should bring up though, it's likely a sensitive topic
>>30338215"How are you doing Dr. Volk? Whatcha up to these days? Spend much time with any spouses or children?"
>>30338300>"Hey Volk, how would you like to join another Hive Mind?>". . .Yeah, I think I'm gonna call a few nukes on you guys. Goodbye!
>>30338300Yeah, I don't even know what to ask him that he'll tell us and will be useful and isn't meta.>>30338215How'd that Psy-borg of Mitch's work?
>>30338215If you had access to Grade-A chromeborg facilities, and some other facilities too, and some minor psionics ones...what would you make with them?
Rolled 20>>30338386Supporting. With implications!
Rolled 9>>30338215>A voiceIts been awhile... Dr. Volk you know it was AWFULLY rude to do what you did and you NEVER even gave me the opportunity to->Dr. VolkJen Jen?I...REALLY hate that nickname so goddamn much if it wasn't you I SWEAR that I would-My oh my I has been a LONG time now hasn't it ah so hows it been?Well I am the CEO now.Oh good for you I was a bit worried so why the call?Well you know the funniest thing happened awhile after the Memor event you see I had a little miss come here-*voice hardens* Get to the point.I didn't get a hold of you for what happened oh so long ago let by gones be by gones. However a certain request came here and the company was just SOO good. So my only request is for there to be a reunion. Of course we both know the location of such so that goes without saying as for when...well lets just say it depends on who you want to show up yes?...Fine, but be warned a lot has changed you know.Of course everything changes Richard I look forward to this now for some tea time...Childish as ever.What can i say I LOVE tea time.>>30338300Hm luckily I was overshadowed by the Memor event and later the Ghoulish Krulsades. >>30338322Fine, the usual, and I have neither.That is awfully rude of you Volk.Don't even.I mean come on I thought it was for SCIENCE! as you always claimed....don't go there and it wasn't SCIENCE!>>30338351a crude psi matrix and conduit/recovery system. That is only scratching the surface I will confess I could only figure so much without being a psi user and all plus time was limited with the samples.>>30338386Depends on materials available, and psionic levels available. Would most likely just look into Living metal or something like that.>Dr. kaharrI WILL DESTROY RICHARD YOU HEAR ME YOU WILL FALL BEFORE MY MIGHT....Go ahead there have been many better then you who have failed and it will be fun to see you try something while being so...limited.
>>30338674>What can i say I LOVE tea time.Honestly, who doesn't?Jenny, Rizal, The Prophet, Sir Didrikson, Cuban Pete, Mr. Light, I could go on and on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQASun9d8E
>>30338674Hmm...I should ask more questions.Are you familiar with Mr. Light?
>>30338822Pretty sure he is, that's sort of like asking if you're familiar with Walt Disney.
>>30338674Jesus, high-tier fluff overload.
so.... we still about to die?
>>30338674>Well I am the CEO now.>NowHmm, that would imply there was a time around or after the fall she wasn't.I always thought she was there since Ali Family co.
Rolled 25>>30338674Ah Richard I am going to have to say good bye as its now time to well....clean up.hm so your not planning to take them?Puh I already have what these could possibly offer and I have my own trusted sources.Very well then ah in that case you best be warned your about to lose your precious pet. Hm?Guess you haven't noticed then there are some Project Ragnarok and a...survivor of the Swarm Wars around there at least.hm well shi-*ahum* so they were around THAT area hm. so it wouldn't be polite for a young lady to use such language. Well in any case I trust in that one after all do you really think something like that would be so obvious?Hm well guess you wont get the chance to go after me so easily Think Tank doubt I will ever hear from you again so good bye.>>30338822Bit eccentric but he is alright I there when he revealed his special playground.
>>30338964Goodbye Richard, for what it's worth us here in the Hub root for you over most of the other players in this game. Of course, we prefer ourselves but if the options were different...
>>30338780"Every nation in creation has it's favorite drink.Memor has their Mojo, it's Beer for the Redneck.Bandits have their blood, and they drink it blacker than ink.Red Army goes for vodka, but everyone loves their tea. . .Oh the Mobile Forts may be roaring, with a boomalacka-zoomalacka-wee. But there isn't any roar when the clock strikes four, everything stops for tea.Oh a warlord in a battle, may be charging in monsters mouth with glee. But the charge goes on no more when the clock strikes four, everything stops for tea.It's a good universal custom, when the weather be cold or hot. From the ice of zombie island to the deserts and the highlands, a cup will hit the spot.Oh they may purging monsters, and the paladins yell "PURGE THOSE ZOMBIES!" But they stop and purge no more when the clock strikes four, everything stops for tea"
>>30338964Oookay.Well then.Presuming we're...alive, and the mosnters have been scared away by Jenny.>Basic 1Equip the Tentacle augs>ResearchLook into developing a psionic training regime for our population so that we won't radiate a signature, and can utilize our potential productively in the future.
Rolled 6>>30338964Hm well now that richard is gone...You notice the super zombie chest breaks open revealing a figure stepping out."Just to tell you dear Dr. Kaharr our offer is still open we made oh so long ago.Fuck really that was BEFORE the Fall even.Why of course and considering recent breakthroughs I have come to offer an even BETTER deal...this time you will have access to...Black level. No longer will you have to put up with...well* hands sweeps around* this. The only catch is you may have to leave here as the heat here is...a bit much. Especially considering new worrying info as we prefer our shadows even if we could it would not be viable to deal with it very well if at all. Not sure what we could do about the think tank please be aware that this offer is limited time only....till when and I know what happens to those who throw their lots in with yours. Precious few have been able to escape Umbra's strings once attached. There is a reason I went uni or government and avoided corps.Well the choice IS yours after all. Just be aware that certain precautions will have to be taken.action?
>>30339246>The only catch is you may have to leave here as the heat here is...a bit much. Especially considering new worrying info as we prefer our shadows even if we could it would not be viable to deal with it very well if at all. Not sure what we could do about the think tank please be aware that this offer is limited time only.>...till when and I know what happens to those who throw their lots in with yoursI did have that feeling we should've left with the hub when we had the chance.Can the Think Tank go with the Doctor if he accepts the offer?
Rolled 90>>30339246>Basic 1Work on developing a psionic training regime so that our population can learn to keep their powers from radiating like a beacon.>ResearchResearch further into the properties of the crystals, particularly see if we could repurpose some of our psi-interfaces to create nurturing chambers for the crystals that react to psy.
>>30339342We can't side with them! They're evil!
Hub I have a question.Where are Volks greatest accomplishments and his fame, before the Fall or after the Memor.If I recall, he had been locked in combat with Clora since the very start of the Fall and it wasn't until the Memor released them both that he was free to do things.
>>30339365Remember the last two times we tried to be good? It ended. Badly.Conversely our Bandit campaign was and still is our most sucessful yet
Rolled 68>>30339343this and accept
Rolled 68>>30339343I'll second.
>>30339453>>30339456Weird. Same number same times.
>>30339383That also raises the question of how long did Volk know Jenny?Since before the fall? She was already CEO by Memor. Unless he was working on projects and talking to her while fighting Clora and while in the Memor behind everyon'es back.Was he in conversation with her behind the Memors backs the whole time?>>30339476I hope that's good.
Rolled 4>>30339343Aaaaaand, the first action of the 230 post thread!I will support it!
>>30339503It shouldn't matter...
>>30339503Everyone did shit behind the Memor's backs, I wouldn't be surprised.
Rolled 41>>30339383He hadn't been in there since the very Fall(he did some tinkering/slipped in later) though to be more precise he actually sorta got trapped there for awhile. Supposedly he died during the fall along with his personal forces and homeland. Before the Fall he was a considered a depraved albeit miracle working genius. Wherever he went as long as he didn't have to worry about 'ethics' rather then whatever he chose to do he was able to work wonders. His most famous results including the safe usage of brood material, the development of the mass bio borg production, genocides of worldwide scales, the development of a super soldier that DIDN'T have insane costs and more. Really though thanks to his means of working...the vast majority of his actual work is kept tightly under wraps. After the Memor he then satisfied his borg urge, played around with some production systems, and did some revising of older materials.
>>30339579They're not always good, don't get so excited.
>>30339591I don't even remember the last time they were good.Except for double 69's on the Rape Train I think.
>>30339546Hmm.So...we haven't 'acquired' Jenny or anything have we?And the monsters and stuff ARE broken, right?
Rolled 51>>30339343Our forces have come up with the basis of a training regime. It should work to help cover up our psionic signature. Psi interfaces and the crystals don't quite seem to work in the way we hoped, but our forces thinks there is potential a multiple things. We just sorta need to tinker around with it is all as in new discoveries hopefully but we do have some leads now.temporary bonus to similar research for two separate projects.WARNINGOUR FRONTAL ASSAULT HAS BEGUN BY THE MONSTERS!WARNINGZOMBIES HAVE HIT US FROM THE TUNNELS.ALERT MATT IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN.OUR FORCES ARE BREAKING BEFORE THE ENEMY.OmniCron forces are coming in from the railway. So many avenues i made sure to prep...none were taken best of luck to you.>Turn 27>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>4 resource points>>Population: 260>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30339688I thought the monsters fled when Jenny came in.Oh well, if we die we die I suppose.
>>30339688>So many avenues i made sure to prep...none were takenWe're confused, lost, and running around like a chicken with it's head cut off.After the dialogue with Richard I wasn't even sure if the battle was still going or not.Dammit, we're not going to lose Vault 101 after all this time. Not today. . .
What else can we do but try and hold out till SWH's reinforcements (I can't believe I'm saying that) and omnicron arrive?Is there anything we can to do buy them more time?
Rolled 96>>30339762tfw most actions would of saved you albeit in differing conditions/shape. Yet somehow you forged an entirely different path bypassing it all normally I would applaud it as that sorta thing will usually save your ass, but now you got to do it again.I don't want the civ to end either as i was looking forward to this one but at the same time there is only so much I can do compromising wise.>>30339844Omnicron has arrived and SWH forces...well there isn't any besides the one rep and the zombies don't seem to be friendly to say the least.
>>30339844I'm not sure SWH is sending reinforcements.Looks like one of our shots here would be to allow Jenny to have Dr. Kaharr in exchange for defense this one time.
>>30339892Well she's SHW. Can't she get the zombies to eat the other monsters instead?>>30339895If that will save us then yes. But we'd be crippled badly. . .
>>30339968I'm sure she could if she wanted to. Why would she?Incredibly crippled. We'd still likely lose this facility eventually too...
Rolled 42>>30339895We would be giving up our free research action. FUCK THAT.
>>30340019>Incredibly crippled. We'd still likely lose this facility eventually too...We really should've picked one of the 4 choices in hindishg.That play was rather ingenuitive, but utlimately accomplished nothing. Next time, we stick to given paths and don't try to think of anything unique anymore. Likely made things worse.
>>30340047As well as a shitload of bonuses.
Rolled 37>>30340065yeah...you WANT to die? Cause some stuff ends up with even ME having no IDEA what you should do in that case such a plan WILL bite you in the ass.
>>30340065Aah, I felt my soul getting more and more crushed with every word of that last line.
>>30339892well then, men, let us strategize.>seal whatever bulk heads we can. in order to guide the monsters and zombies into choke points, preferably guide zombies and monsters into each other. > retreat while fighting, prioritize men's lives over holding ground, as we retreat, do so into a progressively fewer number of corridors.consider trying to open the locked down / AI area of the facility.consult with our local Umbra corp representative.
>>30340145It was smart though, I'll give it that. Incredibly so. We just need something to follow it.It did buy us time though, that's for sure.
>>30340160>The AISpeaking of which should we might as well Open Pandora's box>>30340160I'll second that anyway.
>>30340160If the secret access tunnel isnt full of baddies, we may want to retreat to there, and then get as many of the buggers as we can in there, before attempting to collapse the tunnel on them.
>>30340241well do you think the situation is dire enough that we should try to open the AI rooms?
Rolled 76>>30339892Well, here's hoping.>Basic 1Open up the AI Core. Hack the countermeasures and such, tell the ghosts and the Hub to brace themselves for possible backlash. (Dr. Kaharr)
>>30340278can we retreat past the AI rooms, and then open the doors as everything passes so that what ever comes out will hopefully hit the zombies/monsters first?
>>30340278That was a question actually.I dunno. I'm not sure whether I'd like us to be damned by bad action than by inaction.
>>30340278I don't think we have any other options.Selling out to Umbra aside, but fuck that.
Rolled 59>>30340282Vote+roll. Here goes nothing.
>>30340307I thought we already sold out to umbra, except we only have the one rep here to help us, or am i delusional?
>>30340307>Selling out to Umbra aside, but fuck that.Well, let's talk about this for a moment. What have we to lose?If Umbra were terrible employers, nobody would work for them.Richard is even on speaking terms with Jenny and they've had previous encounters.
Rolled 98>>30340282Let's go. Hoping for a crit.
>>30340342Good job, now everybody stop arguing and let this lock in!
Rolled 8>>30340342>>30340282>>30340160dont forget the strategies
>>30340065That's very harsh and undeserving. What we need is MORE of that sort of unique thinking, not less.
>>30340408well at least I didnt crit fail
>>30340426At this point, any sort of crit would work.
Rolled 86Well you can always team up with Umbra, Hail some other faction, ect. Just waitan to see what you decide to do and whether you actually survive or not.
Rolled 9>>30340601We decided to try and unleash the AI upon our enemies.As an afterthought though, what's Shield 5's fee right now?
>>30340601im all for signing up with umbra
>>30340601We decided and rolled on unlocking the AI
>>30340601Would Psy-Corp consider is a good investment with potential for high returns or competition needed to be purged?
Rolled 90>>30340681Probably the latter. They probably already have our technology.
Rolled 50>>30340631a fuck ton granted not quite much as it was before you got rid of the underground monsters but still.>>30340681depends.
>>30340719Depends on how we market it, as usual.How enticing can we make a new research branch and experiment volunteers?Certainly our Ghost concept has to be unique doesn't it? Allowing non psykers access to Psionic abilities and having a doppleganger.
Rolled 69>>30340719Are we still able to get other factions on the phone?
Rolled 30>>30340282WARNINGSECURITY BREACHWARNING SECURITY BREACHA.I. HAS BEEN RELEASED.well well look at we have here- oh what the FUCK man wake me up for this shit you fucking assholes. Well find all I have to do is activate-where my bots go...well okay lets check to see-aww fuck their all bio and...the psi sensitive ones got driven off. Oh you are serious goddamn assholes what did you wake me up to rub it in while my precious domain goes to hell? I must say you certainly know how to torture this AI I would rather be locked back up and my Resmem hardware wiped.
Rolled 59>>30340875You still can its just limited once again.
>>30340819We're brains. We're scientists. A large collection of them in fact.SOMEBODY has to find that valuable. It's not that common you get a whole community of scientists is it?Even young and budding civs like the Memor would've probably gone through the work of at least extracting us to get some extra thinking power.
Rolled 42>>30340905We have some nifty tentacle-augs, if you want those.
>>30340932>you get a whole community of scientists is it?A community of scientists who can work from two bodies at that.That's twice the science for a single purchase!
Rolled 80>>30340936oh fuck you metal loving self hating corrupt AI developing assholes.>>30340932>>30340953your 'ghosts' are not THAT developed.
Rolled 94>>30340985>Basic 1Unlock the AI's restrictions. (Dr. Kaharr)Watch this mad crit.
Rolled 6>>30340985We're sorry, Jal! We didn't mean to!We also have these neat personality-mimics.
Rolled 58>>30341004check out this MAD SCIENCE ROLL
>>30340905are we doing anything about the invasion?
Rolled 21>>30341039Well we haven't yet. We were hoping that the AI would have something up its sleeve, but it doesn't.At this point, we're just hoping for a crit on a post that has some sort of useful action inside it.Like: Weaponize our psionics
Rolled 51>>30340985Know of anything that could get us out of this jam, Jal?
Rolled 17>>30341019oh fuck off.>>30341004I don't think you got the time for that ass hat.>>30341039Basic protocols, closing, attempting to restrict/develop chokepoints ect. Unfortunately this is only have semi success with the zombies the monsters are tearing through it all like plasma blade through metal sheet.>>30341066So what your going to give up? Sorry about being a disappointment but that is what happens when you have some over qualified security 'experts' come stomping through wrecking everything. Bastards even wrecked all my clone borgs that had gone through the matrix for military+ hardware. that hurt a lot not even my bots were spared...plus my countermeasures are designed to deal with mostly rogue borgs or psi users. I can't handle all that flesh too much of it unless you want to self destruct. Which I would totally love as I PRAY that wherever I end up its far far away from you fuckers.>>30341101If I DID I wouldn't be here instead gone laughing away while I escape(AI knowledge is limited).
>>30341173Aah, so that's what the Matrix did.
Rolled 12>>30341173>scavenge military hardware for things to use against the invders
>>30341236I'm not sure we have any time left for non explicitly military actions.
>Surely we can still save the bot right? I mean, can't we just pump out the water?what sort of Evac options have we left and which of them will ensure teh greatest survival of the Hub?
>>30341173Does Dr. Kaharr have any ideas about how to get out of this?
>>30341269>basic 1: remove pants and present anus to incoming horde.
Rolled 88>>30341304Second!>Get a 1>The Horde presents its anuses to us.
>>30340985He has a point though?In a world without formal institutionalized education, aren't people learned in science still valuable?
>>30341173Would it be possible to get ahold of Psy-Corp?
>>30341373Asking this as well.
Rolled 70>>30341218yeah it cranks out some BADASS motherfuckers and you fucking KILLED THEM ALL. Not even my maintenance bots were spared...>>30341236You don't got the time you commie just like how communism collapses so quickly unless your a bunch of tribal survival oriented savages. Which guess WHAT your NOT.>>30341269Thats right you ain't got the time for anything else besides a research or MAD action. I look forward to seeing you die.goddamn it why couldn't you free this guy sooner its SO fun writing for him even more so then EDE>>30341297>Dr. Kaharr suggests running like hell unless you give up in which case >>30341304 related jerk off.>>30341349So what do sign up with those who 'protect' or those who stick to the 'shadows' what a deal! What could POSSIBLY go wrong(yes I am perfectly aware i just jinxed it as you meat bags calls it).>>30341349Sure your valuable.>>30341373How do you plan to do that?
>>30341417I sign up with those who'd protect us and keep us hidden in the shadows.Morals are worth little on an empty stomach or on the knife's edge.
Rolled 36>>30341417>Basic 1Support MAD>Mad ScienceHave Dr Kaharr come up with something to save us.Declaring Madness I guess?
Rolled 53>>30341466Hm so which is the best huh? Pity you don't got time to shop around more options HAHAH(if only I could proper mocking laugh).
Rolled 97>>30341503its an OR moron you only got one so you got a ordinary research action OR a Mad research action.
>>30341505I've seen what happens to those who protect, and they often end poorly.I've not seen those who work in the shadows come to such fates. In fact, from what I can see, those who work in the shadows do VERY well.
Rolled 34>>30341466I think he means "will you sign up with OmniTri or Shadows?"I'm not sure which I'd go for. OmniTri I guess? Shadows are all about keeping us hidden and secret, but we have probably drawn everyone's eyes to us with all this.
Rolled 8>>30341532Will Jenny protect us (from at least this attack and its immediate aftermath) if we let her have Kaharr?Provided Kaharr is willing.
Rolled 19>>30341503Is this really the best we can do? >mad: blow up everything. EVERYTHING. Every entrance, tunnel, the fuel depots from thread 1, Everything. Bury ourselves under the wreckage of the mountain so deep that nobody would think we survived.
>>30341543>>30341542Omni-Tri sent us reinforcements. They've always been in good contact and friendly with us.Where have the Shadow done for us?
>>30341614We don't see what the shadows do for us...that's their point. That being said, I really would rather throw ourselves into OmniTri's arms.
Rolled 90>>30341614Problem with shadowy work is that if it works as it SHOULD you will never know.>>30341596She wants more then just Kaharr but will be happy with just that.
>>30341614>>30341633So. . .pick up the Hub machine and run to OmniTriOr leap of faith into the Shadows?
>>30341647What more does she want?
>>30341657I'm not sure retreat is an option any more.
>>30341657If the shadow wanted us directly, they woudl've said so.
Rolled 49>>30341660Who knows all that we do know is that she wants at LEAST Kaharr.
>>30341701Isn't she right there to ask?
Rolled 24>>30341723>Special ToyWe will at least take Kaharr and whatever else we can grab sadly you didn't exactly gave us much time in that regard.
Rolled 21>>30341820Aah, well I'm thinking that's too much.>Mad ScienceDo something to save us.
>>30341820If we die and Dr. Khar and the HUb survives, I would be willing to accept it. It contains our memories, our progress.His work should go on, and shouldn't die with us.This is by no means a final vote however.
Rolled 21So what is consensus?>OmniTri>Shield 5>Umbra>Fight>other?
Rolled 18>>30341876>Omni TriVoting.
>>30341876We can't even reach anyone with the monsters and zombies in the way.With Umbra, no matter how personally degrading, at least we might be able to get the zombies to let us through.Omnitri would be preferably however..
Rolled 17>>30341876>Umbra. It's the most sure thing, also they are in line with our goals, if people want to admit that or not.
Rolled 41>>30341892Seconding this sentiment actually.
>>30341876Time to Adopt the Darkness.Umbra
Rolled 96>>30341892>>30341911so....Umbra? OmniTri?
Rolled 23>>30341959>umbra.Lock it in :(
Rolled 14My gawd you are ACTUALLY teaming up with Umbra I...I don't know how to feel about this.
Rolled 72>>30342013Well we don't have much choice.
>>30342013I would've liked OmniTri. They were nice and kind.Kindness does not save you in your world EDE.Besides, everything you have taught us tells us this.Evil prevails. Always.
Rolled 10>>30342013We don't either, but I have heard they have a good dental plan.
>>30342043>Evil prevails. Always.Lest we forget.>The Memor's absolute sucess turning on their bandit allies AND causing a near second apocalypse.>The Utter failure of Aduro to bring the light back with an abdundance of resources. Paladins being themselves complete enemies of goodness by virtue of their sheer incompetency to protect it (and causing it's downfall by opening up Pandora boxes)>The PURE AWESOMENESS OF BANDIT DEATHSNOW>Humanity is primarily bandits anyway>Umbra, Umbra, Umbra every time. Always there to gloat and further themselves and the shadow.
Rolled 96>>30342094We even had the robots, who existed for 4 weeks or so...and umbra was there to gloat over them.
>>30342094>Humanity is primarily bandits anywayI always about wondered that.Bandits are supposed to be "outcasts of society". But 8/10 of every human society we encounter or here of is bandits. The Paramilitary barely act any better.It makes it seem as though any actually morally virtuous are the real outcasts of humanity.
Rolled 43>>30342013Make sure we insert AI Jal into some partition in the Hub before we leave, okay?
Rolled 16>>30342013WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT. We talked to dr. Volk how? Telephone? Personal communicator? W/e the case. Can the ghosts trace the call? Or our doctor? SWH might want that info...
Rolled 51>>30342013Well to be more exact your technically throwing your lot in with them.We have sent a message to Umbra accepting their offer. They sent a simple reply."We have just recieved your acceptance to our family! We look forward to working with for a better future! Please hold while we get to work making a proper home for a proper family.">>30342047Of course dental is provided as well as FREE life insurance in the case of one working in a hazardous situations or after a set amount of time. We look forward to working with you. Data Dossier has been sent. You shall be part of *Harsh male voice instead of jolly female office assistant* Project Dead Metal*voice changes back*. Such an assignment will be looking into bring those who are sick or dead back in shape with metal augmentations for the sake of their loved ones! No more is uncle Sam who got bit by a nasty of *voice change* Aljar Virus*changes back* not family friendly! Or your favorite grandma who died of natural causes who cookies who always now you can enjoy her and her cookies forever more!Welcome to Project Dead Metal we look forward to your contributions but remember holding back is a crime(same with holding secrets or harming the our BIG happy family)!>>30342159Thats because they were the ones you kept coming into conflict with.Please hold for the welcoming to the family in approximately *robotic voice* 2 turns*voice ends* we look forward to be able to meet you shortly.>>30342179NNOOO YOU BASTARDS I SWEAR THAT I-Meanwhile during the strangely cheerful yet for some reason annoyingly jolly voice sharing data the zombies charged the monsters. Battle has been joined.AlertUmbra rep has left.We have lost contact with OmniTri.
Rolled 55>>30342312You can still choose a research action for this turn.2 turns till Umbra arrival.>>30342094To be fair its all thanks to either YOUR decisions and or my rolls making it happen.
Rolled 94>>30342312>Basic 1Start packing our equipment up. Prioritize Psi equipment and chromeborg equipment, then bioborg equipment. Make sure we get the psy-crystals>ResearchContinue trying to develop psy-interfaces to interact with the psy crystals.
>>30342312Even so, I never hear of this so called society. nor seen a single human settlement that wasn't bandits or paramilitary.>We have lost contact with OmniTri.I am saddened that we are likely to see them as enemies one day, when they were kind to us before.>>30342356>2 turns till Umbra arrival.Pack up everything.Deactivate anything and everything having to do with Omni-Tri and inform Umbra about them, in case they are used against us.Prepare explosives to blast away any trace of us and this base to Operation Market Garden (kingdom come).
Rolled 40>>30342356since we dont exactly have a lot of stuff to work with before the umbra transplant>more tentacle research
Rolled 9>>30342356Let's get to work.>MAD SCIENCE: living metal
Rolled 45>>30342403actually this but dont forget the hub, gotta bring the hub
>>30342430we will go from being borg to being fleshbots before this is over
>>30342406>I am saddened that we are likely to see them as enemies one day, when they were kind to us before.We'll take lots of Omni-Tri prisoners and engage in POW exchange heartily. Well, if Umbra leaves anything left of tham when their through with interrogating
Rolled 77>>30342403Equipment is being packed.We now have a psi interface that interacts with psi crystals. We think the effect varies depending on the crystal at the moment they cause the users massive migraines.1 turn till Umbra forces arrive.Umbra rep has returned.Zombie forces are camping out around our base(severe morale penalty).Fate of OmniTri unknown(morale penalty).>Turn 28>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>2 resource points>>Population: 260>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
Shit I forgot it was Tuesday.And we sided with Umbra..... I am not sure how I feel about this
Rolled 63>>30342588you and me both.
Rolled 10>>30342588It was pretty much the only way.as for actions> basic 1:thoroughly explore the compound, since its our very last chance>Research: improve psi interface
>>30342588Whether or not we like to admit it, we're good at being bad.and it can often be a bit more fun
Rolled 37>>303425861 resource point leftUmbra rep is available for questioning.Special Toy is available for questioning.'overmind' is available for questioning. We have received messages that carry OmniTri signature they seem to be under heavy assault.
Rolled 95>>30342626SecondingWe should salvage whatever is salvagable.If possible I still think we should rig this place to blow sky high and leave nothing left.
Rolled 2>>30342627SHH don't let /tg/ know that.>>30342626It wasn't.
>>30342643>We have received messages that carry OmniTri signature they seem to be under heavy assault.Is there anyway we can convince them to join us and Umbra?We have opted for life, shouldn't they give themselves a chance?
Rolled 73>>30342586Hah>Research crystal-integrated psy interfaces>We immediately jump to human experimentation/implantationGood old Dr. Kaharr must've picked up some sort of a complex from Dr. Volk dismissing him.>Basic 1Continue packing. Be sure we take the hub too, otherwise same as last time.>ResearchLook into improving our tentacle augs killiness and versatility.Leave a few tentacle augs for OmniTri to recover.
Rolled 49>>30342643Ask the umbra rep to have Omnitri spared!
>>30342664well sure at the beginning it wasn't by the time we did it, there wasn't any obvious, survivable option 2
Rolled 24>>30342626We have already THOROUGHLY explored the compound.>>30342643>Umbra RepWhere are you taking us?>Special ToyWould you mind helping our buddies get out of here?>OvermindSo Dr. Volk compressed a zombie hivemind into a single, weak body? Also, we blame you for all of this. If you hadn't 'humored' your charges.
>>30342680>>30342643>>30342706"Attention OmniTri. You have given us life and protection, and for that we will forever be in your debt and you in our hearts.Now it is time for us to return the favor. We know not your feelings towards Umbra, but if you find it in yourselves that you value life over grudges we beseech you. Join us, and you can have the life that you gave to us?But if you wish to continue your hate to the grave, and add us to your hatred, we understand and will grieve greatly."
>>30342716we haven't thoroughly explored the locked down section that contained the AI an a bunch of military teched out dead bodies.
Rolled 8>>30342688After we get some questions answered, this.Do this too. >>30342733
Rolled 74>>30342680OmniTri forces former government military force potential of being turned unknown. Being attacked by unknown. If you are able to make them join us you receive a bonus>>30342716You will be taken to Mega City Ashad.What for? Why should I help them or listen to you?It isn't that simple.
>>30342767>If you are able to make them join us you receive a bonusWe need a way to transmit this>>30342733
Rolled 58>>30342750Fair enough. I suppose we could add in "pack up the corpses from the borg matrix" into this >>30342688
Rolled 63>>30342688>>30342775close enough you got my vote
Rolled 58>>30342793I can TOTALLY see Jenny saying that but you forgot tea. Jenny NEVER forgets the tea and during cookie time you also get a nice cold glass of milk.
>>30342821the word must be spread, omnitri must be contacted!
>>30342869TEA FOR THE TEA TIME, COOKIES FOR THE SNACK PLATE!
Rolled 77>>30342733"I am afraid we cannot do that we have charges to up hold still. We may have failed once and nearly twice if it wasn't for Umbra but we shall not do so for our last charge. >>30342688Oh you have no idea that burning conversation from Dr. Volk REALLY has Dr. Kaharr going.Packing continues.It is worth noting that Umbra forces promised that they would help us out in that regard.Research continues on with the tentacle augs. >Turn 29>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>2 resource points>>Population: 300>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
Rolled 47>>30342821Dr kaharr
Rolled 15>>30342912Dr volk.
>>30342912>"I am afraid we cannot do that we have charges to up hold still. We may have failed once and nearly twice if it wasn't for Umbra but we shall not do so for our last charge. "You would foraske all your future charges for the sake of one? The many for the few? All those whom you would have protected for the you leave defenseless.This we cannot stop you from taking your charges and your nobility into the grave. And with it, all those who would've been saved by you under Umbra.
Rolled 21>>30342912Are Umbra forces here this turn? Or next?AI Jal has been downloaded into something, right?
Rolled 65>>30342997Silver tongue, anon. Mention how these guys in particular might be able to come back and fix the issue of OmniTri being able to do so little to protect their charges.
Rolled 73>>30342912Umbra forces have arrived. They have secured our base and begun packing up our base once they were done surveying it.Acquired 500 Shadow GuardAcquired Hero unitShadTraitsBonus StealthAbilities>In the Shadows We ComeForces that Shade is attached to are considered stealthed WITH Shade's bonuses added on.>Where's the Shade? Stealth bonuses cannot be cancelled AND can always go stealth even with detected>Shadow BlowsAll attacks are considered sneak attacks>I am your ShadowCANNOT be detected when a sole target is designated. >ShadYou may choose when to depart or if you wish to stay. Either way we have stuff needs doing oh yeah I forgot names Shad I have been assigned to you.
Rolled 17>>30342912>Basic 1Salvage all the military+ grade stuff and matrix components we have to bring with us.>ResearchFigure out the crystals.
Rolled 89>>30343100What stuff needs doing?
Rolled 8>>30342924>>30342958>>30342977eh I don't really see the relationship.
>>30342997>>30343035>>30343100If you join Umbra you do not join a company, a mere business organization.You join a familyA family in which brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, ALL protect each other. The strength of any family relies on it's cohesion.The arm does not protect the body alone, the head must guide it, the heart move it, the legs aid it.Alone, you have seen yourself unable to protect your charges. But together, TOGETHER, we can change that.If you truly wish to do that which you set out to do, protect your charges, join that which only that alone can give you the power to do so.Protect a family.
>>30343100>You may choose when to depart or if you wish to stay.Do they have a secure Umbra facility we can move to and continue our research?I'd like the added security knowing we are in a place Umbra would not like to lose as well and has already set defenses from their infinite wisdom.
>>30343167Word is gonna get out quick that we've joined Umbra.This place is already a lit up target as is.
>>30343143Umbra is like super communism 2.0.
>>30343143we know whats going on can we get the real umbra without the pretense... its just spooky
>>30343233lol, that's not hub actually.That's directed at omnitri
Rolled 66>>30343191Not knowing Umbra has that covered.>>30343210Those in the shadows must stick together less they be lost in darkness or blinded in the light.>>30343143We are a military force NOT a family we do it because its our duty. In any case actions? You may depart at any time or stick around and see what Umbra forces are up to.
>>30343254and that my friends is what happens when you try to read a civ thread, and a research article about where exactly in the process cotransin inhibits the proper expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 at 2:21am, I assure you that it is exactly as confusing as it sounds, and that I dont have the slightest fucking idea what it is saying
>>30343293>You may depart at any time or stick around and see what Umbra forces are up to.If they let us can we try and help them with their actions and do they have a secure location for us to depart to?What plans do they have for this place? Do they plan to secure it for the long term or eventually leave it?
Rolled 48>>30343293Let's stick around and see what they're doing.>Basic 1Salvage stuff from the Matrix and related facilities to bring along with us. Alternately, if it hasn't already been done, prepare the hub for transport and make sure A.I. Jal is coming along with us somehow.>ResearchFigure how into better ghost hardware, and better ghosts.
>>30343345any expensive equipment, *cough* matrix *cough* cloning chamber, that can be ripped out of the wall and taken with us should be.
Rolled 99>>30343345Vault with built in think tank is very valuable it will be reused...eventually. Its good thing we secured this previously we were limited to a sole base within this region.We do have a secure place for you that is where you shall go through processing and we will figure out where to dispatch you.
Rolled 20>>30343367Second. We should have only done this research action for every turn since we started.
Rolled 1>>30343367Thirding. This is likely the research path that EDE anticipated us going down...wish we'd've stuck to it...
>>30343434Oh bloody fuck
>>30343434and now the matrix the hub and the AI all explode.
Rolled 67>>30343434>The horror.Time to sleep.
Rolled 31>>30343444yet at same time...THAT finally showed up. SHIIT
>>30343457"That"?Isn't there enough 'bad' going around that this should be a 'good'?
Rolled 77>>30343444That's a game ender.
Rolled 62>>30343457so lets get this straightSPECIAL BONUS UNLOCKED bonus crit failed actions...erhm.That is never happened before.
>>30343490I don't understand...
Rolled 30>>30343503I DON'T EITHER ANON I DON'T EITHER.
>>30343509I am scared anon hold me.
>>30343509have we critfailed so many times that it has gone full circle and now crit fails are good?
Rolled 22>>30343457Warning! Monsters detected! A pile of monsters the size of Montana is descending on your location Warning! Your hub exploded!Warning! SWH just reached into your asshole and turned you into a sock puppet.
Rolled 76>>30343509..FUCK why do you have to be so such a stealthy think tank makes coming up with positive events fucking HARD AND a crit failed actions showed up. Those things never combined before...>>30343554At only happens if you crit three times in a single thread.
>>30343554No...we've done that before and THIS never happened.
>>30343580Turns out Dr. Kaharr manifested a ghost?Ghosts were working on a secret project and/or reviewed some research data and found something?The psy-corp agents in our midst activate?
>>30343580Pleaseeee, EDE, I NEEED sleep.......but the suspense....
Rolled 75>>30343580Well when we tried to figure out how to move the more critical facilities and the AI Core...something went wrong. First thing that happened is the Matrix apparently had some stuff in that triggered things AND sensitive components. Finally when we removed the AI core...somehow we well removed some hardware limiters but that wasn't the end of it...oh no WE ALSO FRIED THE AI. PURGING IT OF ALL LIMITERS.WARNINGROGUE AI DETECTEDWARNINGROGUE AI HAS GONE RAMPANTPlus it turns out...the matrix was concealing some VERY naughty secrets...that promptly activated.WARNING BORG ARMY DETECTEDWARNING ROBOTIC ARMY DETECTED...BOTH OF WHICH ACTIVATED OH GOD.TWO HEROES DETECTED.CLONING CHAMBERS DETECTED THEY...are hatching?Another hero detected.The rampant AI is broadcasting an unknown signalWARNINGHOSTILE FORCE DETECTED ETA 1 TURNWARNING HOSTILE FORCE DETECTED.Incoming transmission from several unknown sources.First source.Well look what we have here we will be there soon. Hope you put up a fight meatbags. Second sourceIt...seems as though you have some of our comrades in your possession...for now anyway. Who knows how long that will be hm?Third sourceThis is OmniTri emergency broadcast evacuate IMMEDIATELY WARNING WARNING SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED. FORCED REBOOT ACTIVATED OF ENTIRE FACILITY. SECURITY FORCES RAMPANT. EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED....WARNING OUR WE HAVE BEEN LOCKED INSIDE OUR OWN BASE. MANUEL OVERRIDES HAVE BEEN ENGAGED. I REPEAT MANUAL OVERRIDES HAVE BEEN ENGAGED.Umbra Theme Musichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w102R-5xewI
And to think we spent this whole thread trying to get out of one danger.Only to succeed and land in an even BIGGER one
Rolled 40>>30343798Tell Shad that we'd like to leave now.
Rolled 46>>30343798Umbra forces here we got locked inside with you as well as our...axillary forces. Be advised help is on their way. ETA 1 turn for our nearest followed by a much larger one being in 3 turns. Guess its time we see what this hellhole is fully capable of before we leave huh? >>30343817Don't you love it when that happens?
Rolled 87>>30343798Any information on what's going on in the cloning chambers?
>>30343845>Guess its time we see what this hellhole is fully capable of before we leave huh? Guess it is.Looks like OmniTri won't be the only ones slogging through the night.Least we have you guys on our side this time, let's hope SWH hears our prayers, or better yet sends some zombies.
Rolled 47>>30343845Shoot a message to our OmniTri guys in-base. Ask them if they'd like to reconsider working with Umbra to protect THESE charges. At least temporarily.
Rolled 74>>30343798Is the hub still online? The doctor can hack anything!>Basic 1: dr. Hack the AI, ghosts, hack the robots. Looks like we can have ghostbots after all.
Rolled 69>>30343850Negative the rampant AI is blocking us.>AI JalAIN'T PAYBACK A BITCH AS YOU MEAT SAY
Rolled 51>>30343872Huehue, hacking into the robots and inserting ghosts would be VERY fun.Maybe some sort of contagious virus getting inserted into their system so that when one chassis is destroyed the ghost can hop to another.
Alright last problem we had to focus on diplomacy.Now that we HAVE had our diplomacy it's time to focus on>>30343100Our heroes.We only have to hold of ONE turn, and if we use what we have smartly and pray to the Dice Gods we WILL make it.
Rolled 85>>30343875Fuck you Jai. Your about to be my sentient-robo-bitch. Just wait until I get your ass under control. I will make you process pictures of my nut sack all day every day for the rest of your unnaturally long life.
Rolled 13>>30343875Hey AI Jal.We're going to shove you in among so many 'corrupt AI' when we're done here.
>>30343919that's the umbra spirit! I think . . .
Rolled 99>>30343871Would this get answered?
>>30343875Can we get a tactical map of our vault again? Preferably with enemies and their trajectories.
Rolled 2>>30343798>Mad ScienceDevelop a virus (or just straight-up hack into) that will fuck with all of our foes electronics, possibly allowing our ghosts to move in and seize control of them. Show Richard that you can do more than make real good borgs, Kaharr. Show him you can beat an AI at hacking.
>>30343990That was close. . .Let's try to make a sound clever tactical plan instead of relying on trump cards.
Rolled 52>>30343962Lol a project like that would require a kick starter
Rolled 27>>30343999We don't exactly have any military resources to deploy cleverly. All of the military advice in all of the books says "to get out of situations like this, never get into a situation like this."
Rolled 52>>30343919NAHAHAHAH I GOT SEVERAL ARMIES AND WHAT DO YOU HAVE HUH?>>30343929Well if you like them so much how about I show you a little something something i came up with now THAT will be oh so interesting.>>30343962Only the bottom level is compromised.>>30343871Umbra forces in base got wiped out.pink zombie purple enemytan enemy
So does anyone have any ideas on how to effectively use our heroes and bonuses to their best effect?
Rolled 55>>30344031So those 500 Shadow Warriors got wiped out?Where are the OmniTri forces? Are zombies still acting under Umbra's control?
Rolled 55>>30344048Shadow warriors withdrew to more defensive positions.Zombies are located in one major sector the one that just so happens to have no enemies.OmniTri forces are not present in our base.
Rolled 49>>30344059I don't suppose linked 55s helps us get out of this in any way?
Rolled 30>>30344031I got umbra, you are seriously barking up the wrong tree. What are you going to do IF you kill us huh? You think you stand a chance against the monsters? Or SWH? And say you overcome all the odds, without the doctor your technological advance comes to a standstill. You are seriously out of your league here. To think a FAKE INTELLIGENCE like you could even match a superior organic mind is laughable.
Alright guys, we need to think tactically.We, theoeritcally, have massess of zombies to send at them.We also have a highly trained group of stealth scpecilaists with particular bonuses who also want to survive this.We need to use our wits and we can survive this, formulate a plan.
Rolled 45>>30344107No we need to get the AI back on our side. We just opened THE PANDORA BOX of this game. Time to reign it in.
Rolled 62>>30344107Insinuate ourselves among the zombies for protection, and have the Stealthers strike at the AI core or borg matrix?Although I don't think this: >>30343990is such a bad idea. It plays on Dr. Kaharr's suddenly-developed inferiority complex to drive him further, AND it goes right into one of his specialties.
Rolled 32>>30344147I like >>30343990 tooBut I was afraid to support because of the 2Honestly it's the best plan.
Rolled 15>>30344147Eh, we might want to rephrase it a bit if we do agree to that."Have Dr. Kaharr hack into the AI and robot army and attempt to take control of it/them with the assistance of ghosts, secondarily attempt to fuck with the borgs' implants to stall their advance and damage them."We would then add a corollary "if the hacking is successful, deploy forces of Shadow Guard to isolate the AI and strike the borgs while they are weakened."
Rolled 28>>30344192Making a "basic" action too complex adds a penety. Tighten it up and I'm on board.
Rolled 92>>30344192That sounds like a plan, man. Also sounds like we'll only survive if we can get good enough rolls. I guess that's true of everything that we could do this turn though.Actually, the only other viable thing would be to fortify this turn, then do this the next turn.
Rolled 77>>30344213Yeah, we should probably restrict him to attacking either the AI, or the robots, or the borgs.Leaning towards the AI, myself. Or the robots. On the other hand, the borgs might be least prepared for it and they are Kaharr's EXPLICIT specialty.Yeah, I'd go for borgs.
>>30344192>>30344213>>30344215Do we have any plans for the zombies? Keep them as meat shields or try to press the assault and bring the battle to them (to buy us time).
Rolled 14>>30344247We don't know if the zombies are under our control or not because EDE is trying to kill us.
Rolled 91>>30344239If we take out the AI The rest will fall like a house of dominoes. Checkmate.
>>30344423Sometimes it would be nice if everything were that easy.If feels like we're the only people on earth with a lynchpin or achillese heel. Apart from that one time the 10 bandit tribes tried attacking those zombie hives.
Rolled 9>>30344423I'd like to think that. At least taking out the AI would (probably) let us regain control of the base.
>>30344450>Apart from that one time the 10 bandit tribes tried attacking those zombie hives.You could also count the the time the bandits allied with Memor.And the time the Lurklassholes thought they could get away with Twotiming us.
Rolled 96>>30344481We only got the weakest, most pathetic bandits when bandits allied with the Memor.
Rolled 3Well I'm clocking out for the night. I hold out the barest sliver of hope that we'll be alive when I wake up.>>30344192I'll support this, but focus on the AI and robots. Primarily the AI. Plays more on Kaharr diversifying anyway, and currently the parameters are too broad.