Not long after the departure of the marooned Union forces news of your existence appears to have spread. The two small creatures sprint on their hind and fore limbs, while holding their long rifles above their backs with their middle limbs. They quickly move in on your wasps at the order of the human with them. One of your wasps is cocooned in a dense, porous film while the other has been wounded. A large metal rod has pierced your drone’s wings, shattering the airfoil and pinning it to a tree. Your other two wasps are airborne and still untouched, but the odds are starting to look grim. Your sniffer, true to its role as a scout, has been able to avoid detection, remaining perfectly still within the thick fungal sprouts along the underside of a nearby mushroom tree’s cap.“Huey, Dewey! We still got two live ones, get rid of ‘em.” The human, a tall man with a pale face, his dark armor coated in a dense collection of local vegetation hanging from a thick weave of rope, yells at the two smaller creatures. He raises his wrist to his face and clicks a small button on his bracer. “Coil, send the hired help with the buggy, tell ‘em to floor it.”The small creatures twist their long torsos as they manipulate their weapons, directing them upwards to your remaining wasps.Welcome back to Hive Queen Quest!>Archives http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Hive%20Queen%20Quest>Twitter https://twitter.com/HiveQueenQuest>Various pasta http://pastebin.com/u/QuestDrone
>>32662381>Current armory8 Thorn Launchers4 Sting Casters3 Fire Sprays>Current resource reservesNutrients: 386Metals: 325>Hive population and upkeep cost Queen – 5Worker (60) – 120Warrior (10) – 40Thinker (20) – 60Speaker – 3Digger (10) – 40Refinery (2) – 14Sniffer (2) – 8Wasp (4) – 20Antenna (3) – 9Nutrient costs: 319>IncomeNutrients: 550Net: 231Hive Structure>Reservoir>General storage>Food storage>Laboratory>Infrastructure> Mine: +75 M per day (+25 M per digger)>Algae Farm: +500 N per day (1 worker per 100 N)Current Construction>Advanced Laboratory>Clarke research outpost>Connector tunnelNew Construction Options>Throne room – dug in and fortified position at the heart of the hive made to withstand all but the most dedicated of attacks to protect you and your eggs. Has the added benefit of being both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. 175M (Provides increased fortification and can withstand typical known bombardment technology.)>Hangar facilities – the much needed landing and storage facilities for air and space craft. Has room for twenty aerodynamic drones and landing space for ten shuttles.
>>32662403Current Research 1/2>Small land drone>Large land droneAvailable research options>Lightning gunVery slow: potential of failure and destruction of sample deviceThis powerful weapon appears to throw rapid bursts of highly conductive plasma in a manner not unlike natural lightning. The humans of the Union call it a “CIP Pistol” which seems to stand for “Concentrated Ionized Plasma”. From what you have seen of it in action, it appears to have devastating damage potential, but is difficult to aim and holds a very short effective range.>Ion thrustersSlowThe Unity drone is held aloft by a series of powerful ion thrusters that use the air particles around it, or stray particles found in the interstellar medium to accelerate and change vector in a highly efficient fashion. No real fuel is needed, only a powerful electrical charge. The only major drawback is that with the increase in efficiency comes a drop in overall performance and power. The Unity appears to have gotten around this limitation by carrying their drones in larger ships that transport them in and out of combat, and by limiting the drone’s size to a bare minimum.
>>32662381>and clicks a small button on his bracerOur sniffer can sense the radio signals from this, if any, right?
>>32662403>> Mine: +75 M per day (+25 M per digger)This is outdated, yes?
Hey guys, remember the kamikaze idea from last thread, why don't we have a flying drone that grows and drops the explosive sacs, hell we can make them into our own version of grenades that can be grown and given to our warriors or other drones.
>>32662432Research 2/2>Cyclotron particle beamsVery slow: Runs a potential of failure and destruction of the sample device.Unlocks Liner particle beam researchThe Unity drone is equipped with four powerful cyclotrons, a ring of superconductors that use powerful magnetic fields to rapidly accelerate a series of particles to near-light speeds, which are each attached to one of the four main weapons. The cyclotron is both compact and efficient, but is relatively fragile as damaging any one component will disable the entire system. It also requires a short but noticeable amount of time for the cyclotron to accelerate a new shot. The drone fires them in sequence to account for this and provide more firepower.>Conductive armor platingMediumThe Unity drone appears to have been designed with the energy based CIP pistol in mind. Layers of highly conductive struts frame the armor like a faraday cage, protecting the inner working components from electrical fields and directing harmful blasts of energy away from critical areas. It is much less effective against solid projectiles however, and is only as strong as the metal alloy plating covering its chassis.>>32662442Yes, you can attempt to decipher the signal if you wish.
>>32662432I'm still so disappointed that the human enviro-suit unlocked nothing.>>32662462I had a similar thought, yeah, that we could produce water balloons as a new weapon.But the warriors that wield it would have to be Explosive Warriors, filling up new balloons from their own organ secretions.
>>32662460Yes, it is now 250 metals per day.
>>32662485No it unlocked something, but i forgot what.
>>32662485More importantly, though, we completely lack a drone with Advanced electrical senses. It wasn't necessary before, but we suddenly have the USV Clarke now, where it's suddenly useful.technician drone - 3 upkeep, 7N to layworker carapace, legs, armsno mandibles or clawsAdvanced electric microfibersbasic EM radiation detectionmoderate acoustic sensing
>>32662462The first we should destroy their communication relays.
Rolled 85>>32662463Rolling for deciphering
>>32662463>attempt to decipher the signal if you wish.Yes.And we should be able to detect the direction any reply comes from, even if we can't decipher it.We need to cut them off from orbit after all.
>>32662485I'm still thinking of stuff for it to unlock. Probably a rapid healing or oxygen scrubber organ. I actually don't have a fixed tech tree, I try to come up with new things whenever you research something.
>>32662463>Research 2/2Did you come up with research subjects for the Clarke, or do we need to build a local Lab first instead of just having the Thinkers send workers inside it?
>>32662463>Attempt to decipher the signalPlease roll 1d100, best of 3. I will count >>32662536>>32662606You will need to send in drones to scavenge the ship in detail. I figured a simple "Salvage x ship section" followed by a roll for what you find would work, while you can directly target the more important systems for research if you wish. I figured I would update that when you were done with your current research.
Rolled 64>>32662669local Thinker proves P = NP
>>32662707I'm so sorry.
>>32662707Is that real?
Rolled 84>>32662707Hahahahahaha.Our first nat100 last thread, our first nat1 now.Well if you had to pick something to critfail on....
>>32662669Your sniffer attempts to home in on the radio the human is using and interpret the data, but the signal seems to come from every direction at once. The transmission is in some form of code, or another language, or both."I'm picking up some interference, hold on." The human flips his visor down again and manipulates a small dial on the side of his helmet, then slowly looks across the surrounding treeline in a methodical scanning motion.
>>32662735Yeah, could be worse.
>>32662892Figured. Sniffer transmitted instead of detected. Silence thyself, sniffer!
>>32662892How far are the wasps from this douchebag now?Attack feasible?
Rolled 25>>32662892Rolling to hide
>>32662928Knowing our good old Sniffer though he'll get out of this without a scratch.We ought to examine his genetics for any anomalies that've made him particularly effective.
>>32662892The human stops at the tree your sniffer is hiding in and raises his weapon, a large cluster of pulleys and ropes, and slowly moves towards your drone.>Attempt to stay hidden>Attempt to flee>Other>>32662950Your two wasps are overhead, and the two smaller creatures are training their weapons. They are in range to attack or flee as you see fit.
>>32663007>Attempt to stay hiddenOur wasps should withdraw into the air and look for this 'buggy' vehicle that the human mentioned.
>>32663007We need the wasps to attack him and draw his and their fire.With luck we might make them shoot the guy when aiming for us.Then the sniffer can slip away elsewhere.
Rolled 7>>32663007>Attempt to stay hidden
>>32663007>Attempt to fleeWasps should distract.
>>32663046He knows it's there, he'll just shoot into the mushroom foliage it's hidden in until something responds.
>>32663007Your wasps are circling overhead. They could flee the scene, but that would leave behind two of your wasps. One is caught in a thick and constricting film of translucent material, the other is pinned to a tree and has suffered damage to its wings, rendering it flightless for the time being.>Have them attack the two small creatures>Attack the human>Flee>Other
>>32663122>Have them attack the two small creaturesForce him to retreat.
>>32663139uh what. that won't force him to do anything.>>32663122>>Attack the human
>>32663122>>Attack the humanThey can't shoot us in close quarters combat!
>>32663157it will since, he has no back up, plus it nets us two alien bodies.
>>32663187>anon thinks we're going to successfully kill trained, armed professionals in ONE melee attack.This is, at best, a distraction.
>>32663122>Attack the human
>>32663122>Attempt to remain hidden>Attack the humanseems to be the general consensus. Please roll 2d100 each, best of 3 posts. First roll for the sniffer, second for the wasps.
>>32663222I don't know anon, lets see what the dice gods have to say. They haven't been kind to invaders of our homeworld so far.
Rolled 85, 100 = 185>>32663275You were speaking as if the outcome was certain. Which makes you blatantly wrong, so.>>32663267
Rolled 64, 86 = 150>>32663267
Rolled 43, 34 = 77>>32663267pls
Rolled 90, 86 = 176>>32663267
>>32663290well.That was quick.
>>32663290>that 100.These lands hate invaders.
>>32663290I find it so funny that you rolled so well, while being a bit of a dick.
>>32663290Humans be dead.
>>32663290Oh, the ironing is delicious.
Rolled 72, 14 = 86>>32663290HAHA FRAIL PUNY HUMANS
Rolled 43, 30 = 73We should have invested in flyers a long time ago.
>>32663356>a long time agoPlease, oh wise one, tell us when exactly this opportunity to invest was.This is like day 2 of not slowly starving to death on finite rations.
>>32663356We need more, I kind of want a heavy flyer though (with the ramjet system from the local predators) but we don't really have any weapons that would synergize well with one yet.Definitely ought to spawn more wasps ASAP though. Our ground warriors are just too slow.
>>32663329He does have his fat fleshy face foolishly flapping about unarmored.
The best part is, when this guy keels over dead and bleeding out, there will be no one to stop the others from coming to this location.Because the Taidarens don't seem to speak, or be trusted with radios of their own.
>>32663386We can afford it. Is our net really 231? We can stay above water just by basic scavenging from idle workers not accounted for, that's 231 that needs to be spent.
How about we send warriors over? To mop up anyone who comes to support his 'clean up' and retrieve his stuff. Assuming he dies of course.
>>32663498This is probably what, an hour away on legs? Pretty much doomed.
>>32663498Dude. No. Two hours away. Read the quest.>>32522893
>>32663538You know that when you link things to old threads (especially all snobbish like that) no one cares or reads it right?
>>32663538>>32663521Forgot. Still think we should do it though, their crew won't give up after just one death and we should fight them off away from the hive while they don't have a new plan formed.
>>32663658I tend to agree. At the very least dispatching warriors now puts them in a good position to move on where ever they've established their base camp.
>>32663566>nobody has 4chan X>nobody demands citations to prove assertions so giving them ahead of time saves skepticism
>>32663267The human slowly approaches the tree, weapon raised, and after a short while raises his visor back up. He continues to look into the tree suspiciously. "I could have sworn-"Your wasps dive down, arcing towards the human. You can hear the loud bang of the small creature's weapons, but with your wasps speed they send their shots wide and far of their marks. The human reacts quickly, spinning on his heels and loosing a bolt before he seems to even fully register the attack. The bolt impacts a tree, missing your drones by inches and as they pass one leaves a deep cash through the shoulder, between the thick metal plating. The other wasp dives straight in and plunges its blades into the humans abdomen. The human is taken off his feet and sent flying with your wasp to the edge of the clearing where the two slide to a halt in the dirt.The human caught up blood, then spits a crimson spray into your wasp's face. His fists clench and an elongated loop of metal unsheathes from the right bracer, quickly glowing with heat. He raises his head and hisses between his teeth, "Fuck you, mate.">Continue attack in meele>Attempt to fall back and attack from range>Attempt to flee>Other
>>32663703>Continue attack in meele
>>32663703>Attempt to fall back and attack from range
>>32663703>Attempt to fall back and attack from rangepepper them with shot, flying between the trees. harrass like a bugger to ward them off the captured wasps.
>>32663658Wait until you actually track them down. You don't know what direction the rest of them are or how many of them are here yet.
>>32663742>>32663741We don't have guns on our wasps.>>32663703>Continue to attack in meleeOf course he's Australian.
>>32663703>Attempt to fall back and attack from range>OtherCan our Wasps make any noises? I don't think the hunter knows much about us, maybe pretend to be calling for the rest of the hive?
>>32663758sounds like a daft oversight.wasps are perfect for hit and run mass spray.
>>32663703>Continue attack in melee
>>32663758english people say mate too.
>>32663703>didn't go for his eyesYou had one job, drones. One job!>Attempt to fleeMaybe, maybe slash the net over trapped wasp first.Is the "attack from range" option just there as a litmus test for the presence of stupid people?
>>32663703>>Attempt to fall back and attack from rangeKeep up the same kind of attack. Ideally he lost his gun(s) from getting sent flying. Can't believe he is still alive, let alone solid on his feet and ready to kill.
>>32663758When you made new weapons your wasps were equipped with Sting casters, short ranged, low damage weapons with high rate of fire. Up until now you have been trying to appear primitive, and have avoided using them around other humans.
>>32663703>>Attempt to fleeWe got him mad. Make him follow us.
>>32663758>You can hear the loud bang of the small creature's weapons, but with your wasps speed they send their shots wide and far of their marks.What was that about no guns? I could've sworn you said no guns, but OP's post clearly states we have ranged weaponry.
Wait why don't we flee and have our sniffer tail him.
>>32663703>>Attempt to flee>>32663834That was the Taidarens you fucking idiot, please explain where wasps got equipped with weapons.
>>32663703>Attempt to flee
>>32663857>>32663829not that anon, but you obviously don't read very well either>>32663703>Attempt to flee
>>32663857>>32663829Post from OP good enough for you, mega retard?
>>32663325>making strong, objectively correct assertionsYou have low standards for dickishness man.
The /qtg/ is strong in here tonight.
>>32663834>>32663857>>32663905>>32663916You're all right. The loud bang is from the aliens' weapons, who tried and failed to shoot your wasps. Your wasps are also equipped with Sting casters ever since you made more of them last thread, but you have not used them because it would likely shoot holes in your disguise a a primitive race.I'm sorry, I was unclear about that. My bad.
>>32664031He's referring to all the bitching.
>>32664031arguing about innane shit, not reading properly, not back reading the archives, generally acting like a peturbed child. etc.QTG is usually cancer.
>>32664060I hate to say it, QTG and summer has combined into one.
>>32664003It looks like Attempt to flee wins by 1.Please roll 1d100, best of 3.Would you like your sniffer to flee too, or stay and try to spy on them?>Y>N>>32664057I take full responsibility for lack of clarity.
Rolled 44>>32664133>sniffer flees
>>32663905>>32663916Sorry. I fucked up, I really should have checked more recent posts. I don't think "equip the wasps" was explicitly brought up before then though in last thread, as far as I can see.I don't see how you could possibly have not seen that that was the Taidarens' weapons though. Our drones don't get called "creatures" in the narrative, while the invaders did, rather consistently.
>>32664133Spy on them
>>32664133N = spy right.Y = flee.This is a somewhat unclear and ambiguous question, because the question is, "A or B," but the potential answers are "Y or N".
>>32664198I made a small mistake by missing the wording. You missed an entire post by OP.
>>32664253I hadn't scrolled down to the bottom yet before replying. You had actually claimed to have read, and explicitly quoted, that very prose.
>>32664133>N(I think) Stay to spy on them.
>>32664245you are correct. It is already well hidden, so it can flee with almost no chance of harm, or stay.>Yes, flee>No, stay and try to spy
>>32664292>Stay and spywriting.
>>32664270My post was after OP's. You read mine, which came after his, without scrolling to the bottom? And you're bitching at me for misreading a single word? Why don't you just give up. You're looking worse and worse here.
>>32664352Sorry, you're right yeah. No excuse there.
>>32663703The two alien creatures quickly run towards the human, running right by your sniffer without pause.Your wasps leap back to the air, the first one quickly making it past the canopy, the other briefly struggles to dislodge its blades, causing the human to shout from either pain, anger, or some mixture. "You little shit!" The red-hot loop of metal quickly slices through your wasp's blade, and before you can send it airborne it is caught by a left hook to the side of the head from the human's fist, sending it reeling to the side. "I'll kill ya, ya fuckin bastard!" Your wasp leaps into the air as the human pulls out a small sidearm, his torso still pinned to the ground. You can hear the sound of metal slugs ripping the nearby trees, but your drone quickly passes the canopy. It is only then that you realize your wasp's right mandible has been snapped clean off, and a large fracture has formed along the side of its head.Your third wasp, still pinned by its wing, desperately scrambled for freedom. The sound of snapping chitin can be heard as the bolt tears free and the drone flops to the ground. You quickly look for cover, scrambling for the closest thicket. The two small creatures stand over the human, chirping and yelping rapidly. The human slaps one of them. "The hell are you doing gawking? You let another get away!"After only a few minuets a large buggy moves in through the thicket to the clearing. Loose foliage is send flying away from the underside, which hums as the vehicle slowly floats to a halt and touches down lightly. Three other humans quickly emerge, tending to the other human."Lyle, shit what happened.""Just get the bagged one and tell Coil to prep the cooker. I've had worse." Lyle says with a gurgling laugh and a thick flow of blood flowing from his waist. They quickly lift him into the back of the buggy as the two small creature, Huey and Dewy, lift your wasp in its thick sack into a small compartment along the side of the buggy.1/2
>>32664845"You look like shit, boss." One of them says as the the buggy lifts back into the air. It hovers just a few feet from the ground, drifting from side to side."You shoulda seen my after my drop on Rheims. Braking thrusters never deployed, looked like a Picasso when they found me.""You still do.""Shut up, Lenny.">Follow the buggy with your sniffer>Send the sniffer back to the hive>Other
>>32664845>a large buggyso, like a dune buggy, i presume.Only a hover buggy.>cookerTo heal the human, or to SCIENCE the drone? >>32664978>FollowAs if anyone would choose the other.
>>32664978>>Follow the buggy with your snifferHe hasn't let us down yet!
>>32664978>Follow the buggy with your sniffer
>>32664978>Follow the buggy with your snifferI hope we can find their space craft and take it whole.
so who is up for sending a small army behind the sniffer?
>>32664978>Follow the buggyPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.
>>32665032We have to destroy the communication relay before we even think of taking it whole.
Rolled 59>>32665032If we worked on the Cyclotrons, repaired the Unity drone, and consulted with Theseus then we might have a shot at that.There might also be some still functional point defense type weaponry on the Clarke that might be useful in such an endeavor.>>32665057I'm all for it.>>32665062here you go.
>>32665073Wow I am rolling shit tonight.None above a 50.Though none below a 2, so I guess it's not that bad.
>>32665057risky and unlikely to get there in time.we need to hide and grow the colony in size before we can do that sort of thing.
>>32665000>He hasn't let us down yet!>quest's first natural 1>>32665088and then there's this.
Rolled 16>>32665112and let them find out the truth about our wasp?
>>32665063>communication relayYou mean the FTLComm on board?>>32665057That's not possible. And also the buggy is faster.
>>32665140whats to find?it will have barbs that shoot and that its a hive creature.They already presume were primative sentients, and the genetics will be mostly mitigated due to not being a layer.Frankly this smells like a bit of poaching for primative slaves/samples.
>>32665187they have our guns, and they were looking for our drones.
>>32665149> FTLComm on boardInformation doesn't travel faster than light you nigger.
>>32665187You do realize we still have the psionic relay in the drone right?
Rolled 19>>32665224When you have an FTLComm it does. And they do.
>>32665187>slavesI really doubt they are even useful on the slave market. It's only for Science.>>32665224Soft-scifi quantum entangled particles that are lightyears apart break all the rules, mang.
>>32665224yes it does?
At least we will have an idea of their strength and numbers since they are taking a drone back with them. Thanks to whoever insisted we invest in radio drones.
>>32664292Stay and Spy.
>>32665062I kind of want to keep the Wasps within response distance too. The uninjured two, that is.
are we back in business?
>>32665422I think we might be. Depends on if the QM shows back up.Anyone else think Seiner is the head of this expedition, and he wants to prove his theory by dissecting our drones?
>>32665515If so, I hope we capture him and use his ass for our own research.
>>32665062Your sniffer quickly hops from tree to tree, silently trailing the buggy as best it can while leaving plenty of room between to avoid detection. Your wasp has been placed in a container of some sort, and while you can detect a vague sense of location, you are unable to see anything past the container's interior. Eventually the buggy disappears into thin air, catching you off guard. Your wasp seems to still be in the buggy, but you sense it has stopped and can hear the sounds of activity. Your sniffer detects nothing, but at the very least you have a decent idea of where the buggy disappeared.>Send the sniffer to investigate>Wait for warriors to arrive (how many)>Other
>>32665541Quarantine the area, then wait for their next "outing". When the hunting party leaves, either ambush the party or the base, but only one.
>>32665541>Wait for warriors to arrive (how many)10. 2 fire sprays, two dual-sting casters, 6 thorn launchers.
>>32665541>Wait for warriors to arrive (how many)A lot. Other anons can work out the details, but this is a serious incursion.Eventually they'll go looking for the queen.
>>32665580This.Make sure they take a stealth approach
>>32665629>>32665580Your sting casters are equipped to your wasps, but your warriors have plenty of thorn launchers and two can be loaded with a fire spray.
>>32665541Send 8 warriors 2 with fire sprays 6 with thorn launchers also send the 2 uninjured wasps for air support
>>32665651Then 8 thorn launchers and 2 fire sprayers it is.
>>32665264I regret ever suggesting a radio drone because fools decided to use it to transmit instead of only to eavesdrop, causing this very situation right now.>he said, once posting worked again
>>32665541A cloaked space vessel?Of fucking course.It doesn't even have scent though? They are thorough.
>>32665541>>32665690I can go with thislet's get the warriors on the way and have the sniffer try and pin down the location of the camp in the meantime perhaps?
>>32665703Why DID posting stop working, anyhow?
How much damage do you think lighting a space shuttle on fire can actually do to it.
>>32665690Why leave the other two warriors?
They can always just fuck off and lift off and land somewhere else equally stealthily.So you better hit them hard enough the first time.
>>32665690I like this.
I don't suppose anyone has a better explanation for the signal's vanishing than that they stole the satellite to scrap it for its component parts?
>>32665795They blew it up so nobody would look twice at their being here.Or they stole it and scrapped it so nobody would look twice at their being here.
>>32665795that's possible, but it also could've spotted them first and hidden itself I guess
>that week captcha died>that week the thread went into autosage early>this week that posting stopped workingWhy haven't you been sacrificing enough virgins? Dice gods aren't the only hungry ones.
Maybe we should ask the AI for help.I'm sure it'd know what's going on and what/who we're facing.Even if it only confirms "alien apes and cloaking devices, brah".
>>32665848No, let's not waste valuable questing time we've already been robbed of with the useless NPC conversation attempt.
>>32665848Also, I can't help but imagine the drones we produce that are little more than infrastructure as bloated immobile things with tiny eyes, and little atrophied legs that wiggle uselessly, while their body gurgles and pulsates violently.
>>32665651Your sniffer hangs back, avoiding the area until you can send help.Eight warriors, two with fire sprays should be sufficient, you suspect. Your two remaining airworthy wasps move to assist, and your injured wasp is still making its way back to your hive, although the jungle can be dangerous along and on the ground.You can feel the captured wasp being moved. The sound of hydraulics and the clacking of crates and equipment, then a loud hissing and metal scraping. A synthetic voice can be heard from above, a female voice with a strange accent."Welcome back, Lyle.""Not in the mood, Angle, prep medical." Lyle's voice is strained, as if talking with a clenched jaw."Of course, Lyle.""Huey, dewy, take care of the sample. Isaac, Lenny, go check the perimeter and set up Bob.""Sure thing." Two humans respond, the two small creatures yelp together.More hissing and hydraulics, then suddenly your drone's crate is opened. Two small faces peer in, each one with a single small eye and a number of spindly whiskers from the side of the head. A small bony beak sticks out near the bottom of the jaw. The two are identical in every way, save for a set of patterns tattooed across their faces. They look at your wasp curiously and squeak, first at your drone, then at each other. As they squeak and yelp into the crate they sway their heads and shake their whiskers, then rapidly shake their heads back and forth at each other as they yip and cackle at each other, occasionally slapping at one another before they seem to reach an agreement on whatever it is they are discussing.>>32665750I assume to keep a reserve. I will assume one is at the hive and the other is at the Clarke, unless you wish to specify otherwise.>>32665809The atmosphere is too dense to get a visual, you only were aware of it in the first place due to the broadcasting signal it was emitting. You can't determine its state right now other than it isn't broadcasting.
>>32665923You have heard quite a bit of their strange squeaking, but your thinkers are currently busy. You could re-task one or more to attempt to understand them if you wish, or request help from Theseus.>Retask thinkers>Ask Theseus for aid>Neither>Other
>>32665923do we have to make the wasp kill its own brain to prevent them from realizing we're sentient?
>>32665923Order the captured drone to display hostility to its its capturers. Possibly involving its sharp and lethal claws.>reserve forcesI don't know about other anons but I find the locations of the two warriors to be fair.
>>32665958Take 3 Thinkers for this.One off the project with 9, and two off the project with 10.
>>32665958How long of a research project would it be?
>>32665992Depends. You would roll for it due to the unusual nature of the current situation.
>>32665960The wasp isn't particularly intelligent, and barely sentient (and I mean sentient).After all, without us drones immediately go into a coma. So it probably doesn't have much in the way of brain. Probably mostly tachyon receiver in its brain-case.
>>32665960Don't be ridiculous.That wouldn't do anything, and they probably know.
>>32665958Retask as many Thinkers as makes sense before we get diminishing returns? since this is kinda time sensitive versus other research.
Oh sweet we are back, are we still gonna do a week run?
>>32665958>re-task 3 thinkersDue to the unusual circumstances surrounding the research, please roll 1d100, best of 3 to crack the language barrier more quickly.>>32666042I plan on running till we 404 or everyone goes to sleep, whichever comes first, then I'll probably sleep all day.
Rolled 47>>32666072here it goes
Rolled 26>>32666072My roll history is poor. So I pray this works!
>>32666072Hey I want to go all in.
>>326660928.8/10, anon. Good roll.
>>32666072I would almost rather the language barrier remain in place, if only to make terrible diplomancer decisions impossible this time.
So how do we get around Bob?
>>32666108Don't worry, anon. I'm with you in agreeing that we need to ensure these people die here.
>>32662381>their outfits are green and yellow>yellowLyle knows nothing about centuries-old cartoon references, yet he tries to make them anyway.
>>32666115>Don't worryUnless we're the only three on the internet, your words are small comfort.
>>32666115>>32666108I'm in the party of saving their brains and bodies to be used as puppets, but ok killing them works.
>>32666108Good storytelling > your opinionThat said I have no intention of letting the humans live.
Here's hoping that the downtime increased the average decision-making skills of the players.
>>32666108>>32666115>>32666124>>32666125>>32666131/tg/: Tearing and Gutting.
>>32666125forgot, can we have our thinkers to be used on their brains?
>>32666131>large number of dense players > your opinionFixed. If you think that was their motivation, I dunno where you got that impression.
>>32666151>Your butthurt > number of dense playersFTFY
>>32666108I want to know the language purely for tactical reasons. Attempting guile is pointless at this stage of aggression against our self.
>>32666187He's too stupid/butthurt to recognize that.
>>32666167Let's put this in to the language of proper greentext.>players>voting for good storytelling
>>32666206I took it as a (mostly) well natured jibe.
>>32666072The two, whining and complaining the entire way, eventually manage to drag the crate to the wall and into a small lift. As they dump out your drone in the constrictive membrane sack which is promptly hauled into the air and dumped into a tank of fluid which seems to start dissolving the membrane. Your drone quickly thrashes in the tank, and as it drains of the fluid your drone is capable of movement once more, although only to the limited degree the transparent cylindrical tank permits.Your warriors are close by, but you still don't know where they are exactly.>Charge the vicinity with the warriors, the're bound to run into something>Investigate with the sniffer>Other>>32666117It's sorta like a double reference.>>32666216I actually don't see it as me writing a story anymore than if I were GMing a game for my friends. A story will be made, that is certain, but I know it's outcome as much as you do.
>>32666255Also, I wrote this up while 4chan was goofing the floof.http://pastebin.com/Hdv2N1i0Still haven't gotten around to the flight recording, but I will update the pastebin with it when I do.
>>32666255>Investigate with the snifferIt must redeem itself. Even though it's effectively no more distinct from our control than a single limb on our body.
>>32666255Best if we send the sniffer ahead I think, don't want any nasty suprises.
>>32666255Do we still have a wasp?Either we poke around with a wasp until it's spotted or the base is found, then strike, or we just steamroll the whole thing.
>>32666255>>Investigate with the sniffer
>>32666206Now you're just making things up.>>32666296You sure you want it to meet Bob the security system? It's way more fragile.
>>32666255>Investigate with the snifferRunning in without any intelligence on even where they are is just stupid. We aren't on the clock so much that we can't afford to use Sniffer. Pretty sure bob is some kind of robotic defense system. Also, that sniffer needs a name.
>>32666255>Investigate with the sniffer
>>32666304You have two wasps giving air support to your warriors. They can swoop in quickly to help harass, but one is wounded and so they will by default stay out of the direct combat unless you wish otherwise.Out of your four two are fine, and on site, one is flightless and walking back to the hive, and the fourth is in the ship, held in a large holding tank.
>>32666290>Investigate with the snifferPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.
>>32666345Well, everybody seems deadset on using the sniffer anyway.I was just hoping we could bait them out with the wounded wasp, as well as keep them from learning about multiple creature types before the attack.
The whistle dudes would appear to be Taidaren.We can defeat them by fucking with their echolocation.Also the first part of the Clarke's manifest is pretty fucking horrifying.>>32666373Woo!
>>32666290Clarke is the ship that landed here right?Because lookit dem weapons. Otherwise, I'm mostly interested in that field lab.
>>32666356Writing.>>32666384The corvette is the smallest ship, so their railguns are a pittance compared to larger ships. Nukes help compensate for that.>>32666397Yes, although the manifest lists what was on the ship when it departed, not what is on the ship now.
>>32666373Requesting a research project on our sniffer's fantastic luck.
>>32666425I second this
>>32666373So, does our sniffer overhear the humans say the code that will turn off the security system?
>>32666373>>32666373i swear this sniffer needs hero unit status, every time
>>32666420Your sniffer takes to the sky, circling the area where you lost the buggy. There appears to be nothing out of the ordinary in the- wait, that's not right. One of the trees seems to flicker ever so slightly. You descend to get a closer look. As you move below the canopy the effect is even greater, like looking at something just beneath a surface of water. The effect covers a large sphere across a patch of jungle, and it could have easily been over-looked were it not for you sniffer, who seemed to steer itself directly for the anomaly by instinct. Even you are impressed with such outstanding performance, and you can feel your thinkers shutter slightly, then intensify their efforts with new found fervor. You get a small hint of a thought from the thinkers. "Thing was big, easy to see...">Charge in the warriors>Send the remaining two wasps into the sphere>Send the sniffer into the sphere to investigate>Other
>>32666528>Charge in the warriorsStrike with full force, or divide and conquer
>>32666528>Send the remaining two wasps into the sphereDammit, I guess we want a glimpse of Bob so the warriors know what to aim at.
>>32666528Get everyone on one side of the sphere. Send the Sniffer in first to draw their attention but at max speed to zoom out the other side. Then the warriors go in. Wasps in reserve in case things get too hot.It occurs to me we need to find a way to manipulate the electricity here. Sending in the locals could solve our problems for us.
>>32666528>Charge in the warriors>Send the remaining two wasps into the sphere>Send the sniffer into the sphere to investigateWhy not all?
>>32666566If we can overcharge their equipment, or their cloaking mechanism, it should attract them.
>>32666528Send the wasps, we need to know what we're in for.
>>32666567Because it seems like the boss guy ordered two of his human pals to set up Bob, in addition to the perimeter defence. Pretty risky to charge in without getting an eyeful.
>>32666567Because depending on defenses they've erected, we could lose them all at once.
>>32666567There's zero point in sending a noncombatant to 'investigate' when you're initiating battle.
>>32666528>Send the sniffer into the sphere to investigateI'm inclined to send the unit that, though useful, carries no armament. It's the most expendable in the impending conflict.
>>32666566>Sending in the locals could solve our problems for us.That's a good idea.
>>32666528>>32666567Changing my vote to>Send the remaining two wasps into the sphere
>>32666623It's not, it took days for the herd beetles to approach the human encampment.There's no time.
>>32666566I'll second all of this.
>>32666566Could we later make a drone that releases a electrical charge to attract wildlife?
>>32666528Send in the sniffer appears to win by 1.Roll 1d100, best of 3
>>32666566>Sending in the locals could solve our problems for us.I'm a greedy bastard. I'd prefer their loot intact. Is there a way to attract only a few?
Rolled 54>>32666642Inb4 100
>>32666655Mixed success. Could this be the day our little sniffer loses his smile?
>>32666655DONT LOSE YOUR WAY LITTLE SNIFFER
>>32666666That already happened when he rolled a 1 upthread.Literally Double Satan, what are you doing here, this isn't your quest
>>32666655And fuck quads and a double.>>32666682That one wasn't me tho
>>32666635Maybe some kind of living battery that our wasps can air-drop?>>32666661Dishonour on your family anon.
>>32666694It takes at least hours, if not days, to summon a creature that is actually dangerous. That is basically useless.
>>32662403>Nutrients: 550>Net: 231This shit right here. We shouldn't ever have so much excess food. Lets start making more drones, doesn't matter which just so that we don't have a huge stockpile.I suggest more thinkers and warriors.We should also keep making new farms all the time. Our hive should be in millions, not in hundreds.
Rolled 98>>32666763Still need nutrients for bulk orders, and building stuff, especially now since we made a second out post.
Rolled 80>>32666763I'm pretty fine with our hive being in the hundreds, not millions, 2 weeks after we've arrived on the planet but yes we should make more farms+drones.
>>32666694>Dishonour on your family anon.Screw off, namefag.
>>32666763A stockpile is useful to have for laying and paying upfront costs, but yes-- we have additional workers now we can dedicate to building a new/expanded farm, we just gotta wait till end of day/shit getting real to decide construction projects.
>>32666763I'd like to start having Thinkers 'free' for managing our workers and general efficiency.
>>32666716Yeah, but being able to attract stuff would still be useful.
>>32666642Your sniffer moves in, slowly. As it passes the shimmering wall its senses are filled with sight, sound and the electrical hum of machines and devices. A large ship sits in a clearing, the words "Hel's Angle" emblazoned on the side. Near the front you see the two humans fiddling with some large box."Ok, scanner's up, wake 'em up."The other pulls out a small device, and with the flip of a switch a booming voice echoes from within the ship"SYSTEM ONLINE: PERIMETER PATROL PROTOCOL ENGAGED. LETHAL FORCE AUTHORIZED."The large box in front of the humans unfolds and a small rotating disc emerges on a long pole, as it spins you can immediately hear a loud siren from the box."Shit, where is it?""I see it!"A hail of bullets tears apart the thicket in which your sniffer was hiding, clipping a leg in the process. Your drone evades, leaping from place to place with its wings.The booming voice echoes from the ship once more. "TARGET ACQUIRED, ENGAGING."1/2
Rolled 33>>32666823fuck we can't let the drone captured now.Send the warriors in now, while Ben is distracted.Prioritize the flying vehicle.
>>32666823Send in the warriors.Burn fucking everything.
If it's just one turret we should be able to take it without too many problems.
>>32666823>>32666849>>32666858we should probably aim to destroy its engines so that they are stranded here. I doubt we could take them out with our current forces. In mean time, lets breed a bigger army.
>>32666858>>32666849I agree, aim for the blades/propulsion system of the ship.
>>32666823Hopefully, if the Sniffer doesn't die, we can snipe either the turret or the sensor with our Thorn Launchers.
>>32666868>>32666873This.Burn the engines. Leave them stranded here. Then we pick them off one by one.
>>32666823told you guys to just charge in.
Also, wondering if we should try to shoot our way out of the tube with our Wasp on the inside.
>>32666885nah they are distracted, now we can do a surprise attack and hopefully take out the engines,
>>32666898We should also do that, just to fuck with the controls inside.
>>32666898its damage rating is "low".it would be just as or more likely to succeed if you just cut at the tube with your claws.
>>32666900I'd rather take out the perimeer sensor and rush the doors.
>>326668232/2A loud thumping can be heard from the ship, and a large metal figure emerges, a small sticker on the front of its metal chassis reads "Hello, my name is Bob". It quickly zeroes in on your sniffer and the barrels on its arms spin up.With a tremendous roar and a plum of fire a hail of lead fills the air, tearing at your sniffer like tissue paper. It slumps to the ground and slides outside of the sphere, barely conscious. As it leaves the sphere you note complete silence, the thunderous roar of the cannons completely gone.>Charge in>Attack in a specific way (specify)>Fall back>Other
In an alternate universe tg right now there is a space bounty hunter quest running, and we are about to turn it into a survival horror.
Rolled 78>>32666917>>Attack in a specific way (specify)The engines, also see if our wasp can escape.>>32666916I rather make sure they don't try to escape.
>>32666917S-sniffer... A-a-are you still there...?
>>32666917RIP Sniffer. That'll do, bug, that'll do.I honestly think we shouldn't attack now. Bob and Perimeter seem pretty spooky.Would it be feasible to wait for one of them big beetles to hatch?>Fall back
>>32666917>Attack from the opposite side of where our Sniffer was shot, attempt to render ship incapable of getting back into orbit.We want to leave them stranded here. So we can pick them apart.Though Bob will definitely be an issue.
>>32666917>Attack in a specific waySpread out and don't bunch up. Try targeting the ship's engine first so if we fuck this up, we can have time to grow another army before they can leave.
>>32666917I really doubt we can win but lets try to cripple their ship by destroying the engines.
>>32666917Fire spray the scanner.Shoot thorns at the humans, then bob.The warriors have to flank from 8 different directions, they can't aim at all of them.
Rolled 17>>32666946>>32666939He is still alive numb nuts.
>>32666946We don't have any.
>>32666952Fire spraying the scanner sounds like a good idea, but be sure to leave some fuel for the engines.
>>32666948>Spread out and don't bunch upsecond
>>32666939>>32666946No! Sniffer-chan ;_;I am shameful dispray
>>32666946"hatch"?The carapace class hasn't even been researched yet.
>>32666900uhh what? Bob is deployed and ready to fire. Everyone is tense and waiting for other hostiles to appear.>>32666917Fire clumps of ocean spore at them discreetly
>>32666963I said RIP!>>32666964I know, but as I recall they are in the plans. I'm wondering if it would take too long to design and hatch and grow one.
>>32666917>Attack in a specific way (specify)Spread our forces out around the perimeter a bit. Start plinking from long-distance with a dedicated distraction snipe, then do a fly by with the wasps while our forces rush forward from the front and rear of the ship, reasoning that there should be slightly more cover from those angles.Ideally, we engage the robot with our Fire Sprays. The heat should occlude sensors and disrupt internals better than our projectiles are likely to outside of chance fire.Simultaneous breakout attempt from inside couldn't hurt.
>>32666984Definitely too late. We're not done the research and such large drones are likely to take a handful of days to hatch at the least
>>32666984You don't even have a clue how long a "very slow" research like that will take yet. So it's obviously not an acceptable wait.
>>32666976that barbecue, i posted that before he finished.
>>32666989This sounds good to me.
>>32666989Better than mine.
>>32666917Current opinions seem to be>Suround and attack from all angles and target the ship's engines>Attack from all angles and target the humans>Attack from all angles and target Bob>Attempt to escape from the holding tank>Fall back>Other
>>32667010>barbecueHow the fuck did i mix barbecue up with because.
>>32667003>>32667009I just wanted to have hope. Is that too much to ask!?Guess we should head in then and hope for them 100s?
>>32667022>Suround and attack from all angles and target the ship's engines
>>32666989Fire spray has "Rng: short"You'd have to get pretty close to fire spray the target, just saiyan.
>>32667022This >>32666989 looks like a good plan plus >Attempt to escape from the holding tank>Attack the sips engines
Switching this>>32666946to this>>32667036
>>32667022>>Suround and attack from all angles and target the ship's engines>>Attempt to escape from the holding tank
>>32667046You can't see them through the sphere. Would you like to attempt blind fire or send in a drone to spot?
>>32667060Well we do know where everything was. Its not like we couldn't snipe the ship engines
>>32667060We use the thorn launcher drones as chaff while the fire spray drones run up there and hose down the ship in napalm.
Rolled 47>>32667075I doubt that a ship that can withstand re-entry is going to have a problem with napalm.
>>32667060I'd be willing to send in a Wasp for a scouting flyby. If anything, it'll slow their response to the real threat.
>>32667092It's our special brand of alien insect napalm.Though you do have a point; we definitely should be aiming for weaker-looking areas.
>>32667022>>Suround and attack from all angles and target the ship's engines>>Attempt to escape from the holding tank>>Send a scouting/decoy wasp
>>32667060>QuestDroneNeither, lure the Bob away with a fast unit, and send in warriors to ambush and slay the humans, then finish off Bob and loot our quarry.
Here is hoping we don't fuck up the bodies or brains.
>>32667022>>Attack from all angles and target Bobif we get bob everything else should be easy
>>32667060>>32667094How about>send wasps to buzz enemy and get their approximate location>have warriors fire where the wasps saw the humansThe humans can't see out of the dome either is is it transparent from the inside?
Rolled 40>>32667113I'm gine with this.
>>32667022>>Attack from all angles and target BobThis
>>32667131Humans are still armed, m8.
>>32667131humans are armed, and they have an escape ship ready.
>>32667022>Send a Wasp/wasps to distract and spot, then open fire from all angles with the warriorsThis seems to be the agreed upon tactic.>Target Bob>Target the ship's engines>Target the humans
Is it just me, or do we always seem to get fucked up in the first volley. We need to come up with more efficient combat troops when this is over.
>>32667113You can't lure him away. He'd be one bad security system if he could.
>>32667060Could we use heat to interfere with their cloaking?
>>32667156>Target the ship's enginesThey can just fucking leave, we must destroy that option.>>32667156Can't we try escaping as well?
>>32667159Hopefully they'll have some nice gear we can copy once they're dead.
>>32667156Humans are first priority because they can return fire, then the engines, in case the ship decides to take off on it's own, and then storm the ship and take the little guys.>>32667160Then let's hope it was made in China.
>>32667156Target priority>Target Bob>Target the ship's engines>Target the humansTake out the biggest threat first, then prevent them from being able to flee. The rest will be easy enough to mop up.
>>32667156>Target the humansWith the logic that if they are taken out decisively, the ship will respond to the revealed threat we represent more slowly, allowing us to fire at another target before they attempt takeoff.
>>32667156>Target the ship's enginesI doubt we can take Bob out, and the humans should be in the ship.
Rolled 66>>32667192I concur.
So why are you guys assuming they are gonna be sticking around if we take Bob out?They can just easily leave at any moment, even if things seem like going south, hell its better to take out the engines and trying to escape and cause damage from the inside.
>>32667207Maybe we can infiltrate the ship. Our flamethrowers would be hyper-lethal if the ship is all small rooms and corridors on the inside.I just realized something; our flamethrowers aren't going to destroy any technology, are they?
>>32667207Pretty sure they're confident in Bob's power. They don't know we have ranged attacks yet. As soon as we reveal that capability, they are going to report. Unless we kill them.
>>32667231>to escape and cause damage from the inside.Meant to say, trying to escape from our prison and cause mayhem inside.>>32667241We still have a unit inside, that isn't hurt.
>>32667231You have a point. Hopefully QD is picking up our desire to not let them escape and he'll redirect our drones to take out their engines if that becomes necessary.
>>32667245There's no reason the prisoner can't try to escape simultaneously.
>>32667156>>Target the ship's engines
>>32667245Yes, I know. Are you suggesting something? Should we get some gun warriors to come in in case the little guys take cover too close to our captive friend for the flamers to be effective?
>>32667247Assuming our weapons are effective against the engines. I have my doubts.I think our best chances are to take out the humans, then Bob, then storm the ship, hopefully all before those inside wise up to our actions.
>>32667261Thats, what i'm trying to say.We can try to escape and hopefully succeed, and fuck up the controls or kill the human engineers by surprise.
>>32667156It looks like a tie between engines and bob>>32667265never mind.>Use wasps to distract and spot while warriors fire from all directions and target the engines, and attempt to escape the holding tank.Please roll 2d100, best of 3 each. First one for the attack, second for the escape.
>>32667269something like that, but my main priority is the engines, after that we can take bob or the humans out.
Rolled 86, 81 = 167>>32667303here goes nothing
Rolled 54, 3 = 57>>32667303
Rolled 90, 62 = 152>>32667303
>>32667313I think Bob and the Humans will be returning fire while we shoot at the engines. Here's how I see our list of priorities:1 Threats outside of the ship.2 Ship engines.3 Crew on interior of ship.All the while, the captive should be attempting to thwart its captivity.
>>32667321>>32667324>>32667334Your civ has so much beginners luck.
>>32667340my list is the same, except i view them getting away more important then losing our troops.
>90 and 81Great, think that might mean we killed some of them as well, though quest drone hasn't been too kind on our exceeds expectations rolls.
By the way, where are we on the map? Maybe we could use an electronic device to draw the big pillbugs toward the ship as a distraction...
>>32667378You keep saying this. Unless we are literally right on the border of the plains, it's a useless idea.
>>32667387Um, I actually just asked that for the first time. The human camp was far from the plains when they attracted them. Maybe we're close enough now.
>>32667407then learn to read posts
>>32667407The issue is also that we don't have anything like their defensive fence and we certainly don't have it with our party that is currently engaged in an assault.
>>32667407Yes, but last time, it took hours, maybe even a couple of days of the electric fence being on the ground to attract that horde of beetles. I don't think we have the luxury of time at the moment.
>>32667407Even if they were, it'd still take a while for the beasties to get there, not to mention we don't have anything to attract them (yet) anyway.
>>32667417I haven't said anything unreasonable. I stand by my previous statement.>>32667430We have so much technology that the humans left behind. We might be able to scrounge something up.>>32667451We don't know how long they'll be here. Why SHOULDN'T we attempt this? We have no-one here to protect except the captive, and it's inside.
>>32667465If we don't defeat them within the hour, something will have gone more wrong than a bunch of herd beetles arriving *the next day* can solve.odds are the ship will be lifting off.
>>32667465Tampering with improperly researched materials is folly.
I still want to know where we are on the map.
>>32667465We're in the middle of attacking them right now, let's wait to see how well we murder them before we do anything else. And that plan's not really something we can do at short notice anyway.
OP? Are you okay? Or are you trying to sift through the arguing to find something worth reading?
>>32667550Maybe he fell asleep, what time is it in EST?
>>32667303Your wasps dive in through the sphere, arcing wide and circling around the ship, weaving through nearby trees in a mad and random pattern."TARGET ACQUIRED, NEUTRALIZING."The massive hulking creature starts spinning on its waist, tearing apart the surrounding foliage. It is difficult to aim by degrees like this, but your warriors take up positions and open fire."The fuck is going on?""Take cover!"Your wasps note another human emerging from a hatch on the top of the ship and unfold a long rifle from her back."TARGET LOST... TARGET AQUIRED....TARGET LO-TARGET AQU-TARGET LOST."The large walker is spinning, unable to keep track of your wasps as they spin around the ship. You can see the small human on the top of the ship take several shots at your wasps with little success, and as a bolt of chitin enters one of the large grilles on the front of the engines with a loud grinding noise she leaps back down the hatch. A loud rumbling emanates from the ship as the front mounted turrets spring to life. A voice pipes in over a loudspeaker."You idiots, they're going to wreck the Angle! Forget the spotters!"The turrets open fire, spraying the surrounding foliage with beams of intense heat. Trees and shrubs alike are vaporized and what isn't is set ablaze. Your warriors run from cover to cover, avoiding the wide arcing fire as best they can, but cover is quickly vanishing."I think I see one, shit it's huge!"One of your warriors feels a pinch as several lead projectiles impact its carapace.As the turrets rip through the jungle the illusion slowly evaporates, revealing the ship and its defenses. Your warriors' attacks largely glance off the ship's hull, but several land on a sensitive area: a fuel line, an intake valve, some glowing piece of unknown function that groans in protest as it is hit.>Continue firing on the engines>Charge into melee>Switch attack to Bob>Switch attack to the Humans
>>32667574>Continue firing on the enginesEven a total loss of our units is worth taking out their engines
>>32667550Just slow in the early morning is all.>>326675695:18 for me. Still have plenty of caffeinated drinks though.
>>32667574>Continue firing on the engines
>>32667574I vote humans, but I would like to note that I am open to suggestions if given a decent reason. I want some brain matter for our thinkers. :3>>32667600Yeah, it's 5:20 for me. SE coast ftw.
>>32667574>Continue firing on the enginesWhat about our wasp on the inside?
>>32667574Wait, the prisoner. We rolled for escape scrabbling, right?
While we don't know much about our people; do we know if armored vehicles were used in our specie's warfare?>>32667600Continue firing.
>>32667574>Continue firing on the engines>One of your warriors feels a pinch as several lead projectiles impact its carapace.Does that mean their rifle-caliber rounds don't pack much of a punch against warrior armor?
>>32667615the more we fuck up the ship, the better chance we get to killing them
>>32667618>>32667616Yes, I will write up that in a moment, since the combat is more events in less time.
>>32667626No, it means that it tore through his armour, but since the bullets are meant for piercing and killing they didn't do too much damage.
>>32667629Hmm... Yeah, we don't know that it's disabled yet. I change my vote to fire on the engines.My previous vote is here:>>32667615>>32667645Is this better?
>>32667626I would assume not.After the engines are done I'm thinking we split fire between Bob and whatever the glowing thing is, that seems important.
Hmm... I need to take my father to the doctors in like, four or five hours, but I don't want to leave the thread. These late night threads are killing me.
>>32667662Not much. You still seem horribly underage.
>>32667574>Continue attacking the enginesPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.>>32667626Several glanced off, several punched through with little damage. A warrior is a durable drone indeed.
>>32667574This is kind of why I wanted to target the humans first, to forestall reactive measures, but...>Continue firing on the enginesAs well as divert any workers we can spare to the general vicinity. We need to face the possibility of having to attack from below to bypass their defensive perimeter, even in the event that we do disable their engines.
>>32667664Maybe an energy source, either way i don't want to destroy it yet.
Rolled 9>>32667678Dice Gods give me strength
>>32667694The energy source is the gravity drive, just like every ship.The glowing bit is, at best, a part of the warp ring.
>>32667703Holy Jesus fucking H Christ.My rolls have been terrible all thread. Why do I keep doing this?>>32667705Thank you for saving us, based anon.
>>32667678Writing.>>32667713There does not seem to be any sort of "ring" in its design like you saw on the Clarke, perhaps it is built from a different technology?
>>32666072>I plan on running till we 404 or everyone goes to sleep, whichever comes first, then I'll probably sleep all day.Wait so no special week thread.Welp there goes my hopes.
>>32667713It's possible this ship is a different design. I'd rather not make it explode in any case, though it wouldn't be the end of the world if it did.
>>32667744>no ringProbably a shuttle then.Which means it's a good thing we're dismantling it here and now, otherwise they'd most definitely return to their mothership.
>>32667751>special week threadYou mean "a second thread this week" or something? That phrase doesn't seem to make much sense in English.
>>32667765My bad, i went to sleep when 4 chan crashed, and i'm still pretty tired.
Ugh, it's too freakin' late. I'm going to bed now. I'll just have to find out what happened tomorrow. These ultra long threads are killing me QD. Later.
>>32667863Traitor!How dare you abandon the hive!
>>32667678With the cloaking sphere dissipated your warriors quickly home in on their targets, singling out the vulnerable portions along the armored hull. Sparks fly and flames leap from exhaust ports."NEW TARGET ACQUIRED"The large walker halts its spinning, zeroing in on the newly exposed warriors as they dive out of the incoming firestorm. The hail of lead rips into its carapace, tearing open its shoulder and severing its arm. The warrior raises its other and continues to fire, placing bolt after bolt into the large thusters of the Hel's Angle. The volley continues, and the warrior's torso is quickly liquefied from the wall of lead. By the time it lies still there is nothing left but a mush filled crater, its spot quickly filled by two more warriors. Another warrior takes a barrage of fire from a human's rifle, the chest slowly tearing open until the human dives back into cover "I'm dry!" He shouts, the other human tosses his a small rectangular piece of metal that he quickly places into his weapon.A loud bang is heard from the ship's interior, and a plume of flame erupts from the left thruster as the entire assembly lowers into the dirt with a loud snap.>Fall back now that the main thrusters are gone>Charge into melee>Switch targetsWriting up the wasp now, I wouldn't have room to do both in one post, and you might as well vote while I write it up.
>>32667868FUCK SON, I HAVE TO GET UP IN FOUR HOURS AND DRIVE A DISABLED MAN TO THE DOCTORS.
>>32667876You got your priorities straight, sounds like. Get some rest, I archived it here already.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32662381/
>>32667871Switch targets. Distract the Bob robot thing, and kill the humans.
>>32667871>Switch targetsFuck Bob up, our wasp on the inside should kill the humans or wreck the tech more.
>>32667871>switch targets: BobOur flame-thrower dudes need to start earning their nutrients, and baptize Bob in fire.
>>32667871Kill the humans.>Charge into meleeThe fire spray warriors have to get into range now to burn Bob
>>32667871>>Charge into melee
So who is up for dragging the ship and the robot away from this location as fast as possible?I suggest we send in workers now, as either back up or quick clean up.
>>32667871I assume that gif is there for a reason? If so, half cover the other half as they close for skull bashing.
>>32667898No, everything we wreck, we risk loosing as salvage.>>32667901Maybe it'll overheat.>>32667889Thanks, good night.
>>32667910Good idea, let them get a head start.
>>32667871>Switch targetsFUCK YOU BOB!
>>32667871>Switch targetsKill Bob
>>32667910>>32667926we should have sent everything we had immediately. Might as well do that right now.Also, we should start laying eggs. More wasps, warriors and thinkers
Rolled 26So we're down to 6 warriors, 2 wasps and the other wasp inside the ship?
Lets have a wasp land on Bob, right on its sensors. Its guns should be able to shoot the wasp and it will distract it.
>>32667871>Switch targetsLet's fry the damn robot already, can't have it killing our bugs.
Our wasp shouldn't just escape. It should wreck shit inside the ship.
I wonder how the human who got hurt views this shit.
>>32667975Escaping its immediate containment is a prerequisite to that.All it has to do is cut Lyle's and a few other's throats anyway. Operators first.
>>32667975I want their bodies/brains to be in good condition, so here is hoping he can fuck them up enough to kill them slowly.
Assuming that gif is an accurate representation of Bob's ammo reserves, why are we shooting it?I'll admit it could reload or it'll pull a chainsaw out but it seems unlikely.
>>32668016the humans are slowly doing damage, but BOB is systematically killing drones, i rather take out the bigger risk.
>>32667955We have 7 warriors. One took damage to its chest but hasn't been killed yet.
>>32667871>Charge into meleeIt hasn't been a big deal so far, but dem ship lasers worry me. Close up, they should be far less of a threat. Hopefully.
>>32667871>>Charge into meleeBlood and Research Materials!
>>32668092I'd wager that all of our current opponents will be far less competent at melee than our warriors.Except for the Australian in the healing tub.
>>32667871Your wasp claws and pounds on the tank furiously. The two Taidarens yip back away for a moment before looking at each other and making several whistles. Suddenly the entire room shakes with a loud bang and a ceiling panel falls, revealing a sparking conduit that quickly catches fire. The two yip and whistle as they quickly make their way to the conduit."DONE THING FOR QUEEN!"Your thinker has assembled a makeshift form of translation for the strange language. It lacks the nuance of a proper translation, but you are not sure if that is due to the short time given or because these two specifically are simply not good with words."Fix fix, boss be mad.""Boss always mad.""Fix or clubbing.""Club you first.""I club you first!""Fix fix fix!"Another explosion is felt rippling through the ship, and another fire crops up as a pipe bursts, shooting steaming coolant into the air."Fix fix!""No breaking, stop breaking!""Why breaking! Bad bad!"Your wasp notices to two run off in a desperate effort to mitigate the damage and continues to tear at the tank. Another shock ripples through the ship, and with a well timed charge the tank falls from its place and cracks open on the floor like an egg.You note your wasp is in a hangar of some sort. A large, spacious chamber covered in chains and pulleys, with large crates scattered across the floor and strapped down tight. On the far side of the room is a large door, the door itself is closed, but you can see the loading bay beyond is open and leads outside. On the other side is a small hatch, beside which are the two aliens."Escape.""Escape!""Run run!""Boss give beating, angry angry!"The two quickly move to the small hatch, slithering through in a practiced motion in a split moment.>Attempt to move further into the ship>Attempt to move out of the ship>Other>>32668081It was a small caliber weapon, but he emptied it into your warrior and didn't put it down. Not reassuring for them
>>32668104>Attempt to move further into the ship
>>32668104>>Attempt to move further into the shipAssassinate them. Backstab that guy up top, for instance. Or Lyle.
>>32668104Search for escape pods and break them
Rolled 37>>32668104>Attempt to move further into the shipTry to incapacitate as many targets as possible
>>32668131>escape pods working in atmosphereWhat
>>32668131What.Dude escape pods are for escaping when you're in space not getting INTO spaceI don't think you gave this any thought at all.
>>32668104We should try and capture the Taidarens they don't seem like they like want to work for these dudes
>>32668143We are gonna kill them any way.
>>32668137>>32668138It's possible that they can still get to space on secondary thrusters.
>>32668143No, for god's sake we are dissecting all the pirates for biological knowledge.
>>32668104>Attempt to move further into the ship.I assume you wish to be a whirling vortex of destruction on par with a toddler in a mini-van, correct?It looks like>Switch targets to BobIs the consensus.Please roll 2d100s, best of 3 each. First one is for the attack outside, second is for your wasp inside.
Rolled 1, 77 = 78>>32668154
Rolled 82, 94 = 176>>32668154
Rolled 66, 81 = 147>>32668154
Rolled 94, 27 = 121>>32668154>>32668159uhoh
>>32668154Do crits count in multiple rolls?>>32668150I want at least 1 human alive(we will kill them) to get some info.
>>32668104>Attempt to move out of the ship>Other: Shoot things if they get in the way! Or stab.
>>32668167No need, they have computer logs for that.
Rolled 76, 98 = 174>>32668160The Dice Gods have not abandoned us!>>32668167If we develop memory extraction technology, we won't have to deal with the dilemma of leaving them alive or not.
>>32668176Logs, won't hold everything anon.
>>32668154>a whirling vortex of destructionTo all sentient life, not necessarily their technology.
>>32668167It's the same as rolling for each individually, so yes.Writing.
>>32668176I'm all for killing the humans, but being a murder hobo, when we can easily get intel is stupid.
>>32668179Unfortunately, we don;t have that tech yet.>>32668192Shit
>>32668185I don't see what could be of import that would not be in the ship records/captain's log.
>>32668205They would be smart enough to not leave any hard evidence if what they're doing is illegal.
>>32668192"Hollow-points don't do shit!""Switch to anti-armor!""Grenade!"Your warriors continue their fire, ducking behind what little cover is left standing amid the smoldering ashes of the jungle. The walker stumbles backwards from the heavy chitin slugs, but its endless fire continues. Another warrior is torn to pieces, then another. Your warriors move in closer to evade the ship's main weapons but the humans focus their fire, tearing into your warriors' armor."Fuck, they just keep coming!"Within the Hel's Angle your wasp streaches its wings and quickly dives for the hatch as it seals behind the two aliens. A quick jab and a well placed claw and the hatch promptly gives way. You see a human run to the hatch with a weapon in hand, and his torso is quickly torn apart by a burst of your sting caster. The human drops without even making a sound, and your wasp tears open the hatch, lunging at the next crew member, tearing through her armor and severing the head with a well placed strike of the mandibles. You move to run down the fleeing Taidarens when a figure emerges from the air, not unlike the ship itself. It has a bulbous head encased in a thick metal shell, and six spiraling tendrils hanging from the oval shaped body. It quickly cycles through a number of colors before levitating into the air with a hum.5 warriors left in the battle, and the cover of the forest has been burned away.>Fall back>Charge into melee>OtherThe alien creature matches the description of the Ceph from the Union computer, and seems to be suspended in the air using a similar technology as the buggy. It is drifting in thin air as if it were water, and its tentacles end in a mix of blades and weapons of unknown kind.>Charge>Fall back>Other
>>32668367>Charge into melee>Charge
>>32668367>Charge into melee>ChargeWonder how much loot we will get from this
>>32668367>Suicide charge with flamers; kill Bob. If no flamers, fall back.>Charge
>>32668367Charge them. I wonder if the Ceph has large guts?
>>32668395no, cover means that they are easy target.
>>32668367Actually now that I look at the time, and the sunlight coming through the window I think we should end it here for now.
>>32668367>Charge into meleeFalling back, will still make us lose warriors.>ChargeKill it.
>>32668409C-cant we just end the tread in a final glorious charge
>>32668409So next thread on Sunday?or a new one in the upcoming week?
Rolled 63, 36 = 99>>32668367>Using hollow-points on carapace creaturesthey deserve all the survival horror>Charge into melee>Dodge past it
>>32668367I get the feeling we're going to lose. We'll do tremendous damage no doubt, we've already destroyed up a lot of stuff, but I don't think we can do much better than a Pyrrhic victory.
>>32668409>>32668434Very well, It looks like both are charging. This shall be the final post for the thread.Roll 1d100, best of 3
Rolled 15>>32668450good thing they are drones, so their value means little more than their nutrients.>>32668461
>>32668450We could do better if we overwhelmed them with numbers of workers, swarm tactics. But obviously no workers are here right now.
Rolled 39>>32668461one roll for both things?
>>32668492as long as we take bob out, and can send workers to do clean up we can still win.They are grounded and we have a wasp tearing shit up inside.
>>32668461>>32668479Gah! I'm dumb right now.2d100, best of 3.... Probably worked out for the best though judging by those rolls....
Rolled 73, 89 = 162>>32668507
Rolled 83, 78 = 161>>32668507Trying again
Rolled 5, 2 = 7>>32668507do over? oooh.
>>32668523Jesus Christ that's close.
>>32668507Go get some rest.>>32668514>>32668516Pfft haha. >>32668523Flip me.
Rolled 97, 37 = 134>>32668523fuck anon
Also, the new black box pastebin--I was expecting Valen to be space whales with the "sings blissfully" and "swims in deep waters" names, but nope they're cold blooded freshwater types.
>>32668505You have no love for our children!
>>32668610the same children who we recycle, by feeding them to their younger siblings.
>>32668409>having windows>having sun light enter your room>having any for of light come into your room.
>>32668680>any for of lightAnon whatI think it is you who is overdue for sleep.
>>32668688shhh, i just need to read the last post, before going to sleep.plus its dark as shit in my room
>>32668507Your warriors charge, the sudden rush of movement catching the humans off guard. Your two wasps dive down from behind, their darting movements long forgotten, and slice through the armor of one of the humans, pulling him into the air and out of sight beyond the smoking canopy of fungal trees. The make-shift cover of crates and boxes is quickly decimated by a charging warrior, and the human falls backwards as he unloads his weapon into your drone. Bits of chitin and shredded flesh peel from your drone's carapace as its blades unsheathe. A click is heard from the human's rifle and your warrior brings down it's claws into him, his arms held up in a vain effort of survival.The walker moves from target to target, tearing into your warriors as they rampage closer and closer. A warrior is brought down only feet from the walker, and the one behind it is too close, it brings its blade down into the walker's leg as the walker's guns split it down the middle. As it turns to the next one the thundering roar of its weapons suddenly stops, and as the barrels spin harmlessly your warriors surround it, tearing at the hydraulics of its legs and the motors in its arms. It disappears in a mound of chitin and slashing claws before your drones move to the door, impacting it like a speeding car and denting the steel frame.Your wasp leaps at the strange alien, and the creature enters a wild spin, its arms unsheathing a number of blades and slicing at the drone. Before you can react a leg is gone, but your wasp's blade find their mark and pierce the Ceph's hide, ripping into one of its tentacles. The Ceph turns a deep red for a moment in a silent scream and tears the limb loose. The severed tentacle thrashes madly at you, warping the clawed inner surface around your drone's thorax. Your wasp slashes at it until it breaks free, and charges again, claws outstretched, and plunges them into the Cephs bulbous body. 1/2
>>32668715What happened to Bob?
>>32668718Outta ammo presumably.
>>32668718BOB is the walker
>>32668718Bob went down in a tide of warrior drones.
>>32668715Much as I'd love to have Thinkers analyze a purely visual language before it dies, this is really for the best.
>>32668718This happened to bob.
>>326687152/2The Ceph inverts itself, wrapping its limbs into a ball and constricting around your drone. Your wasp slashes and stabs at the creature, slicing off another two limbs before it throws you against the wall and rockets down the hall, its skin flashing a deep red as it thrashes about."Coil!"You recognize that voice. The human, Lyle turns the corner, the Ceph hovers towards it in response as the human stairs your wasp down."Go get the bourbon, I'll want a drink after this."That's it for now. We should all try to get some sleep now. I'll stick around till 404 as usual.
>>32668772Net thread should have our wasp make some noise likes its laughing.its next sunday right?
>>32668772I want Lyle alive, that swarthy criminal bastard has irked the hive far too much for a simple death.Your ability to write engaging combat is most enviable, QD. CongratulationsAlso thank fuck that the Hive's first military action is going (mostly) well.
>>32668772Thanks for running QD, seriously enjoying shit. Hope you sleep well
>>32668788QD is very punctual. Next Saturday indeed.>>32668772How many drones do we have left outside? 3 warriors and 2 wasps?
If the threats outside have been neutralized. we should make double, triple sure that they stay grounded and destroy the engines completely.
>>32668772Can we talk about a drone design?We completely lack a drone with Advanced electrical sensitivity microfibers, which could be useful in a technician drone--good for dealing with all this electrical wiring based technology:worker carapace, legs, armsno mandibles or clawsAdvanced electric microfibersbasic EM radiation detectionmoderate acoustic sensing
>>32668794>has irked the hive far too much for a simple death.this was nothing but a minor nuisance for the hive
>>32668802>destroy the engines completely.No need, they would need to go out, all we need to do now is just enter the ship.
>>32668788Yes.>>32668796Thank's for playing.>>32668801Correct, plus two in reserve.>>32668807Not sure how much time is left, but yea.
>>32668807What do you even mean by "Advanced electric microfibers"?
>>32668822It's in the drone pastebin.
>>32668818And all resistance outside has been eliminated, right? Excepting the ship's turrets.>>32668813I don't care. It'll also be useful to interrogate him, seeing as he's the head baddie in charge (or so it seems).
>>32668818Will you include a bug laugh next thread?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivq4reXXQ20
>>32668822electrical sensitivity* microfibers
>>32668814I was going to suggest we begin dismantling the ship, honestly.>>32668818How many humans are left alive outside? I think one was carried off by a wasp; is he alive? We'll need them for experiments.Also, how big is a warrior drone, compared to a human?>>32668841Spooky.
>>32668858>Also, how big is a warrior drone, compared to a human?The sizes of drones are given in feet in the pastebin.http://pastebin.com/ucjHL4Tq
>>32668814so, maybe, we should siege the ship outside to make sure they don't do any repairs while we breed more warriors?We don't have many units left and it would suck if they somehow managed to kill them when we try to clear the ship.This also give an opportunity to make another envoy drone and demand their unconditional surrender, the more intact we leave the ship, the better.
>>32668869Thank you, kind anon.
>>32668876the problem is back up.>>32668818Did we already send workers to clean up whats left?
in one of the threads OP posted a picture how he imagines the Queen looks like. The picture was deleted from the archive and I wasn't able to view it. Could someone post it again, please?
>>32668836Aah, I see.Well if it's going to be a technician drone then you ought to modify your specs a bit.Worker Carapace, legs.Mandible: Modified construction, excretes electrically conductive/insulating saliva that hardens after a time.Arms/Claws: Dexterity/Tendril, for that delicate work.Senses: Advanced Electrical Sensitivity, Advanced Radio/RadiationExtra: Filter Lungs, Metallic Carapace (for radiation resistance)
>>32668887>the problem is back up.back up?I assume these guys are illegal poachers.... though maybe you're right. If they send SOS messages in desperate move, we might be screwed since it will reveal that we are more advanced than we let on. Do we have any means to block transmissions?
>>32668898>Mandible: Modified construction, excretes electrically conductive/insulating saliva that hardens after a time.That doesn't exist. You can't just make shit up. You have to pick from the Chinese menu of existing adaptations: http://pastebin.com/3hWCdbhN>captcha: GOdhead yeeficunless you're God, i guess.
>>32668917We have an antenna, that could let us interfere, and the planets natural blockers.
>>32668876We ought to send our workers over there now, and command our warriors currently on the outside to locate anything that looks like a communications dish and dismantle it.When the workers get there we'll have more than enough bodies to drown them in. We can't afford to wait the 3 days for new warriors to hatch though because they could receive backup or the ship might have self repair systems or Scotty might reverse the modulation on the phase disruptor dish and get them out of there.
>>32668878Hm. Seven feet tall, or abouts.So it's like a short space marine coming at you.How long are our drones? Or are they roughly bi/quadpedal in stature, like praying mantises?
>>32668858Your warriors are a good foot or more taller than the humans, and are much bulkier. The sight of your charge was quite possibly more devastating psychologically than it was physically. Imagine being charged by a swarm of seven-foot tall bugs with bladed claws, and emptying an entire magazine into them only makes them angry.You scary.>>32668887Workers will be available next thread to support and clean the area, yes.>>32668894It's actually the queen from the Ender's Game film.In fact, the OP picture I use is a fan rendition of The Hive Queen, I just shopped out the "Speaker for the Dead" subtitle after a billion hours in paint. I left the credit at the bottom though.
>>32668924Well actually we can just make shit up, that's the fun of it. It'll require a short research project but we can make shit up all day.
>>32668932or suicide bombs.
>>32668788We predator now.
>>32668938You can't make shit up *in drone design*. You could, maybe, make shit up for a research project, to create a future adaptation, but that's irrelevant to design right this now.
>>32668953We kinda made up the Speaker's dextrous hands and mouthbits and carapace. Simple things like that are within our abilities as a master geneticist I think.
>>32668978We studied the human.
>>32668985So now we'll take a good long look at copper wires I guess.
>>32668937Are your still here?I'm in the processes of ordering up some drone ideas.
>>32668985Sure, but the Queen isn't creatively sterile like the rest of the hive.On the topic of the mandiles: I say that creating conductive concrete is outside the bounds of the mandibles, and probably a more appropriate stomach or organ adaption.Also, our workers have fucking machetes strapped to their wrists, goddamn.
>>32669027Almost a meter long is too big to be a machete, more like a multi-purpose longsword.
>>32669027Well, it's more like an axe/hoe/patching trowel, but yes, it is a big, heavy serrated blade, and would be quite painful to be hit with. Your workers are not all that good at hitting moving things, but I will admit that if you get enough workers in one place one of them is bound to kill something.
>>32668978QM took our suggestion, and fluffed it as such, but he did the same with 'digger claws' -- We didn't really get any special dexterity/rock breaking bonuses, pretty sure. The normal worker arms are the dexterity model, and the normal worker claws are the breaking up stone model. Pretty optimized already.The mouthbits arguably are the product of the first research project undertaken independently by the first Thinker, figuring out human language.Some really simple things, yes. But glands to synthesize a substance that no drone has ever synthesized before? That isn't really as trivial as 'make the carapace colorful'.
>>32669057Truth. Still pretty fucking terrifying.I'm starting to feel really surprised we haven't seen mention of our kind in any databases so far.>>32669068Speaking of killing; did any humans survive the slaughter outside the Hel's Angle?
We need to get on researching the cyclotron particle beams and/or CIP guns, we are desperately in need of some heavier weaponry.
>>32669074I dunno, when we have drones that chemically refine raw metal ore into pure bricks I don't think that making electrical conductors/insulators is going to be that difficult.
>>32668898The primary goal is to at least have one drone design that has this precise sense ability, so that we can use it if and when we need it.Secondary, it should be cheap--filter lungs are a big extra cost, as is advanced radio. Basic EM antennae are good for detecting sources of radiation, which is all that's needed--for precise radio data, the sessile radio drones can be used.Dropping mandibles and blades also save on costs, since it's a noncombatant that won't be crushing things into powder, generally.
>>32669107>haven't seen mention of our kind in any databases so far.It's called uncharted space for a reason.The reason being hive civilization has not been here. To chart it.
>>32669107And come to think about it, since they're just 5 feet tall, the blade would be more than half as tall as the worker. Damn.And anon, we came from the direction of an uncharted nebula, we're totally alien to the humans.
>>32669116We've got an abundance of nutrients and these mechanics aren't going to compose a large portion of our population. I think it's alright to splurge on fancy antennae.
>>32669112Those are apples and oranges. They have strong acids, this doesn't mean they have some much more extremely specialized substance for an application that has never been needed.
>>32669107No, the one carried away by the wasps and the one killed by the warriors were both torn up worse than the Mobile Infantry in the Starship Troopers movie. It was not pretty, and your drones are now covered in a decent amount of blood and bits.>>32669112That would fall under the ubiquitous "Infrastructure", after all, what is your nervous system but a big mess of wires?
>>32669156And infrastructure is laid by workers, isn't it? So we wouldn't even need to modify their mandibles at all.
>>32669136Nerve cells generally coat themselves in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myelin -- I don't see that necessarily being easily applicable in a 'goes on wet, dries and toughens up' way, though.
>>32668936Yes, four legs and two arms, so they have a preying mantis-like stature.>>32669166The workers set it up, and then it grows on its own. It's the cave goo that covers the walls of every insect alien hive. It keeps the air moist and warm, pipes food and water around, and can run power through beefed up nerves like power conduits.
>>32669166>laid by workers>>31745103>You begin to lay the eggs of several devices. Not quite drone but not machine either. Your workers take them and embed them into the walls. Within the day they hatch like seeds more than eggs, sprouting small tendrils of soft flesh. Your workers tend to the growing pipes and doors, and soon they will cover the hive.
>>32669197You're just really really set on this not being a thing that we can do aren't you? Alright, I yield. It's too early in the morning to fight the almighty sperg.
A unit above the wasp, I like to think of them as the Predators.Olfactory: Advanced: (2N) Acoustic:Advanced(2N) Radio: Advanced:(6N 3M) Electrical sensitivity:Moderate(2N) Mandible: Combat: 1N)Tool/weapon: Combat: (1N) Arm/graspers:Strength: (1N) Legs/mobility: Endurance: (1N) Auxiliary/utility Moderate flight (2N) Self-destruction: Explosive glands: (2N)Carapace/chassisCarapace: Combat:(3N10M) Chassis: mediumIts a bit pricy, but i like to think these guys are the elite of the elite.23 nutrient, and 13 metal.
>>32669240I would support laying a few of these as a Queenly bodyguard unit.
>>32669253That could work as well, i was thinking of them in line with the Predator movies(hence why the senses are mostly advanced), but yeah they would be bitching guards.
>>32669240Don't expect much out of the wings though, with all the armor it would be too tiring to fly for more than short sprinting distances, good for getting over obstacles or attacking from above, but not so much as a means of transport. This thing would probably rip and tear like nobodies business though.
>>32669240You forgot something:Coloration: Red
>>32669273They'd also be good as recon-in-force units or shock troopers. Imagine getting some of these guys aboard a hostile spaceship. All in all a fun unit to have at our disposal.
>>32669274Thats why i gave it moderate flight, since it would help with travel.
>>32669240We'll definitely want to develop better guns that are worthy of them though. The spike rifle is underwhelming.Though the suped up version with an acid (or explosive) payload anon has been suggesting for a few threads would probably be appropriate.
>>32669282Pretty much. They could leap over walls and barriers, attack from above and charge in ahead of the others in a suicide run. If you were willing to throw them away in an attack, they would decimate things just by dying next to them.>>32669299Yup, just making sure you knew how heavy compact carapace is, although you get a lot of bang for you buck. Your warriors were shrugging off assault rifle attacks, and when they fought the Unity drone one of them took a particle beam to the chest and was fine.
>>32669312Speaking of which i remember some one suggesting a bomber drone.
>>32669312The humans have hollow-points and armor piercing rounds, among other things, I'm sure they would be worth studying.
>>32669334We could just have our wasps deliver explosives.
>>32669321How far is our research going?
>>32669339They are both very slow projects, so still a few days. The number of thinkers certainly helps cut down the time though.
>>32669321>Pretty much. They could leap over walls and barriers, attack from above and charge in ahead of the others in a suicide run. If you were willing to throw them away in an attack, they would decimate things just by dying next to them.they seem a worthy addition to our troops.
>>32669338I think some sort of modification to the RAM jet drone chassis is more along the line of what he's thinking.Ooooh, now I want to make a Spectre out of the jet chassis. Mount fuckloads of big guns on it so it can circlestrafe and kill things.
>>32669356They certainly are. We should consider laying a few warriors with moderate flight also though, that way our throwaway shock troops aren't costing us 23N a pop.
>>32669357Large drone, Ramjets, multiple rapid-fire spike rifles and grenade launchers?Which reminds me, we need to develop a Heavy Machine Gun type weapon. Perhaps Spike rifles arrayed in a gattling gun form for now, we could get that from studying Bob's remains.
>>32669357Like an organic AC130?
>>32669338True, but we should have something that grows these glands.like this.Olfactory:Moderate (1N)Acoustic:Moderate (1N)Radio: Moderate (2N)Tool/weapon: sac that grows explosive glands (5N) Arm/graspers: Dexterity (1N)Legs/mobility: Endurance: (1N) Auxiliary/utility Advanced air superiority: (4N)Carapace/chassisCarapace: Combat:(3N10M) Chassis: medium
>>32669396Made a mistake on the Chassis. and get rid of arms and legs.Aerodynamic: (4N10M)
>>32669376with more farm building we could afford to make our entire force out of these shock troops if we wanted.
>>32669529>>32669427>>32669395I keep picturing those flying things from Half-Life 2, only less silly, more insectoid, armored and with lots of guns.
>>32669529>tfw a retarded tripfag missed the threadIt's a good feel.