The atmosphere of Raligha rocks your corvette as it descends upon the dense vegetation. Much of the world is covered in some form of vegetation, with vast jungles ringing the equator and slowly tapering out into vast grasslands pockmarked with mountains and windswept plateaus.You home in on the location of the Union’s campsite. From orbit you detected a small settlement of pre-fabricated buildings and modular plastic boxes draped in thermal blankets. A perimeter of metal walls has been assembled around the camp, with four small towers mounted on the corners, each with a gun emplacement.You find a small clearing and your ship moves to it. Your wasps stream from the hull in a cloud of chitin and as your ship touches down the rest of your drones slowly emerge from within the damaged vessel.You take a quick account of your forces as they move to the tree line.20 Warriors18 Wasps5 Shock troops2 Colossi2 Sniffers15 WorkersWelcome 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
>>34042647>Current armory41 Thorn Launchers2 Thorn Cannons23 Sting Casters1 Rotary Stinger3 Fire Sprays1 Plasma Spray>Current resource reservesNutrients: 2604Metals: 11447>Hive population and upkeep cost Hive maintenance – 75Queen – 5Worker (480) – 960Radiator Worker (40) – 160Warrior (488) – 122Thinker (49) – 147Quantum Thinker (20) – 100Speaker – (1) – 4Digger (30) – 120Refinery (10) – 70Sniffer (2) – 8Small Sniffer (40) – 40Fly (10) – 40 Wasp (68) – 340Antenna (3) – 9Haz-mat Workers (20) – 80Shock Troops (15) – 195Excavator (9) – 171Colossus (2) – 30Advanced Relay (6) – 600Space Pod (3) – 90Shuttle (2) – 50Scout Corvette – 325Lancer Corvette – 200Nutrient costs: 3782>IncomeMetals: 2500Nutrients: 4050Net: 268Hive Structure>Reservoir>General storage>Food storage>Advanced Laboratory>Infrastructure>Hangar facilities: Room for 40 Aero Drones and 20 Shuttles (25N)>Mine: +250 M per day (+25 M per digger)>Algae Farm: +4000 N per day, 40 Workers (1 worker per 100N)>Clarke Research Outpost>Hel’s Angel Prison Outpost>Docking Pylon: Space for docking and construction of 4 ships (50N)Current Construction Projects40 Algae Farms (+4000N, 40 workers)New Construction Options>Algae Farm – +100N per day, 1 worker to maintain>Hangar Expansion – Add on to current hangar facilities for your choice of +40 aero drone space, or +20 shuttle space. 50N 100M>Anti-orbital battery – A bunker armed with a massive Particle beam capable of attacking ships in orbit from the ground. It includes the power and sensor systems required to operate it. 250N 1500MShip Construction Optionshttp://pastebin.com/a7Q1shZehttp://pastebin.com/YTwGk8n1
>>34042672Finished Research>Giant Crab dissectionThis large armored predator is capable of using its single long claw to attack from almost any direction. It possesses a single, large lung capable of filtering oxygen from water as well as breathing air to a limited degree.>Biomechanical engineeringThe science and art of grafting and altering your drones is a well-practiced and simple task, grafting and altering other forms of life is far more difficult and unpredictable. With your new understanding of alien life you now feel confident in the potential of manipulating alien life to suit your needs. Instead of changing your drones to suit the situation, you can now force the situation to change to suit you.>New adaptations unlockedGills: These sensitive organs extract oxygen directly from water, permitting a drone to function under water as well as on land. (4N)Tail: A long, whip-like tail formed from the end of the abdomen that can be used as a third claw. It can equip a single blade or melee weapon, as well as function as a rudimentary grasper. The resulting consolidation of body organs in the drone’s thorax results in a more easily injured drone, but the increase in balance and added utility make for an excellent ambush weapon.(6)Biological interface: These sets of small spines are similar in function to your computer interface, but with organic life. The interface lets a drone attach itself to other organic beings, be it a drone or alien, and either sustain itself or sustain its host, as well as monitor vital signs and administer chemicals as needed. (20N)>New technology unlockedSedative pheromone: This mild mind altering substance is designed to block the chemical impulses that often result in a violent fight-or-flight response, easing panic and helping to calm the subject. While it is most effective on humans, it should show some limited effect in other life forms, although it remains untested.
>>34042742>speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Alternative_biochemistry#OP will we be seeing lifeforms with alternative biochemistries like these?
>>34042742Available researchhttp://pastebin.com/F6t39KSp>>34042809Well, there are several reasons that you have yet to find such life. First, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen are all very common in the universe, and second, such life would be so alien that you may not recognize it as life at first and dismiss it as a natural formation or interesting anomaly. You do know of the Canians, which according to the data you retrieved from the Clarke computer, are plasma based life held together by looping electrical fields that live on the surface of the star of the Wolf system.
>>34042672Didn't the sniffers get replaced?
>>34042742>Biological interface: These sets of small spines are similar in function to your computer interface, but with organic life. The interface lets a drone attach itself to other organic beings, be it a drone or alien, and either sustain itself or sustain its host, as well as monitor vital signs and administer chemicals as needed. (20N)can some one explain this to me, for its practical uses.
>>34042672Warrior (488)Typo much QD>>34042742>>34043050>Biological interface: These sets of small spines are similar in function to your computer interface, but with organic life. The interface lets a drone attach itself to other organic beings, be it a drone or alien, and either sustain itself or sustain its host, as well as monitor vital signs and administer chemicals as needed.Mind-controlling parasites basically.
>>34042929Can we trade research, with unity first, before researching anything.
>>34042929Your forces move into the jungle as you watch the server ship high above you enter orbit. The vast vessel can be seen clearly from beneath the quickly darkening sky as it catches the last few glimpses of the star's light."Union response will likely be incoming within the week." Theseus says, "Our forces must leave before then."The human camp is several miles through the jungle to the north of your landing site, while the temple should be just north-east of the camp.>Send your sniffers to scout the camp>Send your sniffers to scout the temple>Split up your two sniffers>Other
>>34043079Its not one yet, its step towards it, but its more like a symboate that helps/hurts its host on the mothers order.
>>34043118>Split up your two sniffers
>>34043118>>Split up your two sniffers
Rolled 2>>34043118Split up your two sniffers
>>34042742Research these, also lets trade tech with unity real quick. >Lyle’s Combat armorMediumNot as powerful or complex as the drop suit, the combat armor appears to be a delicate mix of survivability and combat capabilities, with many similarities to the Union environmental suit. It appears to contain a number of devices designed to be useful in the field. >Magnetic LevitationMediumThe small human buggy uses a series of superconducting magnets to glide along a planet’s surface a short distance from the ground. Apparently based off of Ceph technology, this device grants a great advantage to mobility. Carbon liquidMediumThis strange substance appears to be alive, and reshapes itself by assembling itself into various crystalline structures as needed. You're still not sure if it was trying to attack your ship or if it was simply reacting automatically in some fashion. An extensive battery of tests should reveal more regarding the substance. Space dustMediumWhile it was too minute to analyze in the field, this space dust contains trace amounts of nutrient contents. Testing should reveal if it is a form of life, or simply some strange natural phenomena, as well as how to make use of it.
>>34043118>Split up your two sniffersHere's what I want...I want to drive the humans towards the temple and then open it up with a psychic command so THEY can get eaten by whatever is lurking in there instead of us.
>>34043050Well at the moment it can't do much, although with more research it can gain more utilities. At the moment you have the ability to implant a small drone into another creature like a parasite, and use it to administer chemicals, monitor vital signs, and keep track of its location.>>34043126Correct.
>>34043190I can approve of all of these.Did we ever research the CIP pistol?
>>34043228Nah, and its a slow research, so it was always left behind.It and a few of the other slow research are some of the tech i would like to buy.
>>34042809>asking about the future, aka spoilers>wasting posts asking meta questions at the start of the thread instead of waiting till the endI seriously hope you guys don't do this.>>34043264We aren't trading for the slow researches because we don't have enough to trade *for* them that we should be giving away.More importantly, we have a number of humans down here. Some of them may have expertise that will accelerate a few of them:- technicians to help with CIP Pistol- medical/bio types to help with the Regeneration Tank -- which with medical tech, could help to accelerate our research of Lyle's cybernetics in turn.- engineers to help dismantle and explain atomic bombs to us, or else we eat them.
>>34043203Implant EVERYTHING. Bodysnatch EVERYTHINGNobody is safe.
>>34043375>>34043362We'll have warm bodies for the live-specimen testing soon enough. If they won't cooperate we can remind them that Unity has no use for human survivors.
>>34043118>Split up your sniffersYour sniffers take to the air. You first find the camp site. The four towers each hold a large manned turret. The walls are made of a metal alloy held up from the ground on a series of short struts to keep the foundation level. Your sniffer keeps its distance, easily blending into the dense foliage. You can hear voices from over the walls."Sir! It's a server ship in orbit!""Move the supplies into the shelters! Distribute the ammo and get ready to defend! Gaston, word on the survey team?""Nothing yet, we lost radio after the Hope blew.""Damnit!"Your other sniffer quickly makes its way to the location of the temple, although it's difficult to find the entrance. Eventually you find a small collection of lights and portable generators stacked along a small patch of smoothed stone. Standing in the center is a small outcropping of a marble structure covered in worn carvings and wrapped in vines. The humans are nowhere in sight.>Charge the campsite with your shock troops and have them jump the wall>Bombard the camp with artillery>Charge the walls with your colosi>Surround the camp and wait>Other
>>34043550Can we retroactively have a Speaker be present?
>>34043550>The humans are nowhere in sight.Dark temple, what did you do?>Charge the walls with your colosiNo kill like overkill.The ship can attack the towers from a distance with its cyclotron beam.
>>34043550>OtherDispatch the Shock Troops with the Temple Sniffer to hunt down this 'Survery Team'. I want to see what those motherfuckers can do finally.
>>34043550>OtherDig into there shelters then attack
>>34043624As long as they aren't storm troopers then its fine
>Surround the camp and wait
>>34043550>Bombard the camp with artillery>Split the shocktroops from the regular warriors>have the warriors engage from the treeline>once the humans are distracted have the shocktroops charge in from the flanks
>>34043550>>Charge the walls with your colosiDestroy their defenses.Time to capture and interrogate/experiment horrifically.
>>34042742Bioweapon research.We unlocked poison/spore clouds, lets unlock more cool shit.
Is Lyle still in that chamber?
>>34043756Damn well hope so
>>34043550>>Bombard the camp with artillerythen>Charge the walls with your colosifollowed by shock troopsArtillery strike followed by tanks which are closely followed by infantry. Classics!
>>34043816>>34043822So we can use him as a live test subject, aye?
>>34043550General consensus seems to be>Charge with colosiAdditional options>Have all your drones focus on the camp>Send your shock troops to hunt down the missing expedition>Other>>34043605I'll just assume you take a speaker with you wherever you go. Would you like to lay a new one?
>>34043756No, he spontaneously mutated an ability to teleport.Of fucking course he's there, he has no arms and legs. Don't ask stupid questions.
>>34043854>Have all your drones focus on the campWe get survivors just as fast after we are done with camp.Also, lets try to get prisoners! Researching their biology, we can assume humans to be easy hostages without limbs.
>>34043854>Have all your drones focus on the campThe temple can wait, they can't even do a thing about it.Don't lay a speaker yet unless the one on the ground gets gibbed.
>>34043854>Have all your drones focus on the camp
>>34043873Who stuffed a sniffer up your ass?
>>34043847Uh dude? Tanks were made to SUPPORT Infantry attacks, not the other way around. And today with Main Battle Tanks we separate Infantry and Tanks.
>>34043912>>34043873We are damn effective at taking prisoners I think.Imagine how far would imprisoned rebels go on a death star, if they got their limbs cut off AND also restrained.
>>34043854You send your colosi charging through the forest. The two drones plow down trees and level a path of forest as they go, sending strange creatures running for cover. At first you think you see a number of birds fly away, but as you look you see each one is a small oval covered in a ring of flaps. They spin like a top and lift themselves into the air like tiny helicopters as they shoot themselves away in all directions. A number of larger creatures roll along the ground on their center axis like living wheels."Incoming. Something big on the sensors." You hear from the camp. A human on top of the wall is manipulating a small device connected to a rotating dish. He drops it as the snap of a falling tree startles him, and he looks up to see a swarm of fleeing creatures filling the air."The fuck is that? That's not Unity!"The ground begins to tremble with each footstep.Please roll 1d100, best of 3
Rolled 37>>34044090Rolling for the first time in this GLORIOUS quest.
Rolled 8>>34044090Should've started with arty
>>34044114A 68 should still win this fight. We brought a lot of firepower.
Rolled 10>>34044245All depends on our beloved QuestDrone
>>34043636They might have an FTL emergency beacon.
>>34044317They would have used it by now.
A thought just entered my head, i think we can still turn this around and be friendly, if you guys want by making it seem we are protecting them.I'm not for the idea, but i thought it should be siad before and real damage is done.
>>34044385We were attacked by humans on our home planet. That's all the justification we need to attack them.
>>34044396Improve relations and have them indebted to us, and shit.It can work easily if we talk to unity(the robots), but then again we can try to attack them and hope help doesn't come.I figured it can be an idea to be thrown around.
>>34044362It's only been a few minutes/hours since we shot down the Hope, and from what we saw with the Clarke they're pretty sophisticated things.>>34044385It's too late for that anyway, though it's something to consider for later.
>>34044423A human*. That's hardly justification though.The satellite with fucking nukes in it is stone cold provocation though.
>>34044423Nah, your enemy is the weird scientist dude, if it was the real union we would have died a long time ago.>>34044427True, i just figured it might as well be said, even if the majority of players aren't pivy to have relations with the humans.
>>34044385Consider this idea. For future dealings with humans where we can pursuade them to be imprisoned rather then spend drones fighting them.We need to get a sort of speaking drone inside a human battlesuit. So it says that "My name is Doctor Giger and these bugs are my beloved pets controlled by chips. Please, come aboard my ship because reasons and otherwise doom approaches ".
>>34044476That works as well, or we can advance our special new drone.
>>34044476What's with your bug-humanoid fetish man? Stop it.
>>34044476I like the idea of getting a fat bug to be our diplomat and have it swallow a warhead and a detonator.Just, y'know, for fun.
>>34044504A bipedal bug would probably be worth researching though don't think this >>34044476 is a smart idea.
>>34044504What the hell are you talking about? I say we need to get a puppet figure that could be our mask in case we want to do diplomacy. That way we can diplomance while hurting our secrecy much less then going "hurr queen of the hive welcomes you through this drone".
>>34044564Yeah we finally have.>Biological interface: These sets of small spines are similar in function to your computer interface, but with organic life. The interface lets a drone attach itself to other organic beings, be it a drone or alien, and either sustain itself or sustain its host, as well as monitor vital signs and administer chemicals as needed.
>>34044583We had the beginnings of a mind control parasite presented to us at the start of this very thread, you twit.
>>34044090Your drones break through the dense foliage and open fire from their cannons. One of the towers breaks in half and collapses as the others turn and open fire."Jesus Christ, what are those?""Take cover!"The walls bend inward as your drones close the distance and slam into the gate. The closest tower to the wall is engulfed in flames as your colosi sprays the turret with plasma. Your other spins its rotary and in a short moment several of the flimsy shelters are reduced to a fine powder.Your drones slam the gate again, warping the hinges and bending the gate downwards as the air fills with lighting and wasps.Your shock troops land with a great thud as they leap the gate, catching several humans under them as they land.The scene quickly descends into chaos as your drones swarm over the camp. With a third mighty push the gate buckles and a flowing sea of warriors pours from the breach. The humans open fire with lighting and projectiles, quickly cutting down as many as they can, but for every drone they bring down another takes its place. They quickly scatter in panic, running to the small pre-fabricated lab they had dropped from orbit, some others abandon the camp and flee into the dense jungle. As the last few humans seal the doors to the lab you regroup your drones.14 warriors15 wasps5 shock troops2 colosi2 sniffers15 workers>Destroy the lab>Siege the lab>Send drones to capture the fleeing humans>Other
>>34044592So we need to just make a few human puppets who will pretend to control bugs if we want to talk to humans. Same thing with other races.They will rather easily believe it as long as it looks like them and talks like them.
>>34044659>Send drones to capture the fleeing humansNo one must escape. Target the limbs.
>>34044659>Siege the lab>Send drones to capture the fleeing humans
>>34044659>>Send drones to capture the fleeing humansIt's a prison for them, we can deal with them later.
>>34044659>Send drones to capture the fleeing humansShock troops are good for this.>Siege the labAnd open up a line to Theseus asking him if he would like the lab intact or anything like that.
Rolled 7>>34044659>>Send drones to capture the fleeing humans>>Siege the lab>Bring out the speaker and demand surrender
>>34044476>People wanting to CONTROL all humansPlease anons.Lets just blow shit up. Why does this have to turn into mind control infestation shit?
>>34044659>Siege the lab>Send drones to capture the fleeing humansWe need that lab as intact as possible! They may have data we need!
>>34044659Could we study the portable lab to make our own?
>>34044659>>Siege the lab>>Send drones to capture the fleeing humans
>>34044659>>Siege the labAnd by tyhis I don't mean sit outside and wait them out, find a way in without breaking everything.
>>34044820I for one won't mind to take them alive so we can have test subjects to use later on.
>>34044820I have no idea where you saw an idea of infestation there. What I proposed is a battlesuit controlled by us that pretends to be human and can be used to try and trick humans into submission. Or to otherwise interact.
>>34044820>Wanting to waste valuable materiel and peopleWe're still too young and fragile to do scorched earth tactics. We need all the advantages we can get.
So are we gonna meet another queen?
>>34044957Possibly? Who knows?
>>34044957Maybe we'll meet what ever made our race?
>>34044659One of your colosi looks through a window. You can see a number of humans within, welding doors and vents shut as others check their weapons and equipment. One of them looks up to the window and falls backwards screaming. A wall of metal blast doors seal over the windows.Your shock troopers fan out, quickly running after the fleeing Union soldiers. You can already spot several of them struggling to make their way through the dense vines and shrubs.Please roll 1d100, best of 3 for capture.
Rolled 86>>34045051>>34045075Well shit
>>34045051Oh yea, We need to gather up every CIP weapon we can find here as well as any other new ones. We can use them to help our research later on.
>>34045075Welp. They dun got caught.
Rolled 32>>34045051If we got means, lets try and signal them after a while that threat is over. Make warriors stay in ambush just near the door so they will rush in if they open.
>>34045051>One of your colosi looks through a window.Aww isn't he a cutie patootie.
>>34045147Forgot muh image.
Rolled 57>>34045147>One of them looks up to the window and falls backwards screaming.I wonder why, personally I think that it sounds 3cute5me. Big guy just checkin' in to make sure they're okay after slaughtering all the rest of them.
>>34045238whoever did this with poor toads is a horrible person
>>34045308At first it was funny, but then...yeah.
>>34045308BLOOD FOR THE LIZARD GOD.
>>34044820Survival is about adaptation, and our race does just that. It was built to adapt to whatever climate, whatever trials and tribulations the universe throws at us. And nothing is taboo when conquering the universe. Never stay predictable. One moment, we're beating their gates down. The other, we're spreading disease and viruses carried by our brood into their sewers and air. Later on, we become them. Brother versus brother, neighbor versus neighbor. Paranoia and terror. Have you ever seen The Thing? It's kind of like that.We are the most horrifying thing in the galaxy because the Hive adapts and evolves faster than anything known, given the resources from whatever planet and civilization we touch. But we are young. Patience and secrecy will keep us from being blasted from the face of the cosmos, and patience and secrecy will be our silent conquerors.
>>34045051Your drone leaps into the air with a mighty beat of its wings and comes down on top of the fleeing solder. You hear a bone snap with the impact and your warriors quickly drag him back to the camp. Your drones continue, converging on them as they trip through the dense vegetation. As you give chase one of them turns to face your drone and opens fire. As he does a bold of chitin punctures his leg with a wet crunch and the stream of plasma leaps to a tree, splitting it in two. Another two are found in a large pit, and another hanging from a tree by a vine. They are quickly all accounted for, six in all. You counted another eleven in the lab, and the bodies of seven others litter the camp.
>>34045346>>34045308Google frogs legs cooking.Its usually done to them, when alive and fresh.some are so fresh that the legs still kick when people eat them.
>>34045398Well said. We will be them, saving them from themselves. While increasing our resources and diminishing theirs.
>>34045421Now guys, guys what we do here is take everything, and i mean everything and then slag the rest and we make it look like Unity did it, we take all the people and bodies and do what we came here for and then slag it, no evidence
>>34045560Good thinking, this should be our standart procedure, yes.
>>34045537>>34045398Can we have a daughter yet?or are people still paranoid as shit.
>>34045560Of course anon.We also need to nuke the temple when we're done with it.
>>34045582Yea we just need to make sure there are no drones or anything left and then use Unity tech to burn the rest
>>34045560I think we should jump the other corvette here to help with carrying the loot, since the first on was damaged.>>34045583A daughter queen would not be controllable unlike regular drones.
>>34045583No, at the very least none until we are discovered
Rolled 41>>34045612with electronic implant stimuli it would (the daughter)
>>34045583When we have conquired this part of the galaxy and grow tired of this physical realm, yes.Why the hell would be make ourselves a direct and most dangerous enemy right now. We might get prisoners to scratch our chitin body and socialise with whenever we want. We migh even let them have some of their limbs.
>>34045421Your drones carry the soldiers back to the camp while your drones continue to work on opening the door to the lab.>Try to find a way inside quietly>Attempt to break down the door and charge in>Blast down the walls to the lab>Leave them for now and clear out the camp>Other
>>34045308Well, from the look of it...
>>34045604Oh yea, we find out what the temples about then Boom>>34045646
>>34045646Knock on the door, get em to surrender
>>34045646>>Try to find a way inside quietly>>Try to get them to surrender>>34045635Why should we be making another queen exactly?
>>34045612Good idea, anon. That reminds me, do we know how much time and resources will it take to repair the ship? Can it be repaired on this planet or will it have to limp back to the docking pylon first?
>>34045646>>OtherSpeaker tells them to come out and surrender weapons or the lab gets plasma'd. (Empty threat)Summon the corvette to the camp and herd them in.
>>34045646>>>Try to get them to surrenderWe need more than one test subject for our mind control project.
>>34045646>>Try to find a way inside quietly>>Leave them for now and clear out the camp
>>34045646>Try to find a way inside quietlyMake captured soldiers understand that we either capture those inside or make ashes out of whole lab. Also tell them that they will be realised to their government in a week after a negotiation. Start torturing them for motivation if no one wants to cooperate willingly.
>>34045646>Try to find a way inside quietly>Leave them for now and clear out the camp
Rolled 23>>34045697double the drone output (and possibilites with MORE BASES!)
>>34045646>>Try to find a way inside quietly>>Leave them for now and clear out the campDoors are probrably booby trapped, also this gives us a chance to scavenge.
>>34045646>try to get them to surrender>Blast down the walls to the lab
>>34045646>Try to get the to surrenderYou want to avoid wasting any more of your drones if you don't have to, but you wonder what could get them to come out peacefully?>Sneak in and flush them out>Speak with them and demand surrender>Have your prisoners negotiate on your behalf
>>34045842Egg sacks can lay eggsOnly thing new queen can bring is competition and creativity, including creative ways to take all of our things.
>>34045697More drones, More allies, quicker spread,a second personality for us to see grow(we could even partially play as our daughter for important decisions).
>>34045842>>34045895Which we can do with remote egg-layers, without the possibility of them ignoring our orders.>>34045865>>Speak with them and demand surrender
>>34045842Or we could just use the remote egg sac.
>>34045882Actually we automatically give her info, and the like and everything else she earns herself.
>>34045865>Have your prisoners negotiate on your behalfRecently captured humans I assumeOtherwise,>Speak with them and demand surrenderwould like to use this >>34045756
>>34045865>>Speak with them and demand surrender
>>34045583Nay, anon. There can be only one.I think our reason for being out in that cold expanse of space, far from home and further from our purpose was an emergency wherever we came from. A big, extinction-level event kind of emergency.We were laid and sent off as a final hope of future survival and a furtive hope we won't make the same mistakes as our predecessor. Quiet, alone, and undetectable. We fell asleep to visions of our world burning and our people dying. Anon, we're all that's left and I don't think there's enough room in the universe for two of our kind.At least, that's my headcanon for the moment.
>>34045928She would decide what she earns and where to kill us. Queens can't be psionically controlled. Seriously, what's up with all this faggotry.Only good thing would be sending a queen egg in a pod FAR away, like, another galaxy away.
>>34045980>I think our reason for being out in that cold expanse of space, far from home and further from our purpose was an emergency wherever we came from. A big, extinction-level event kind of emergency.This was disproved when you first said it anon.
>>34045865>Speak with them and demand surrender
>>34045980Well, if we think we are last, we should send eggs with pods into other galaxies, so they will travel for thouthands of years but our kind would not go exctinct in case we die.
>>34045994By given, i meant genetically like us, and i never said she would be in the same map, but a far away system where we can check her progress.
>>34045980I think your head cannon is far fetched, and cliched as hell.Especially considering what we learned in the first thread, and how we might be finding another queen in this planet.
>>34046057Eventually, we'd bump into one another again, whether we like it or not. Why take the chance forr the future?
>>34046059And what will be the benefit?Cons of doing that:inevitable future competitionrisk of queen exposing usrisk of queen exposing our kind' technology and whatnotusage of attention and resources we could use to spy on other enemies/competitors
Rolled 99>>34046161okay then we should then worry about the fleshy things and the temple
>>34045865You think you have had enough battle for today. Wasting more resources seems fruitless when you still have so much to do here.Your speaker moves to the lab door. You see a small radio device mounted to the wall."Drop your weapons and exit now." You say simply, the voice is raspy and filled with clicks, but it is clear enough. You hear yelling erupt beyond the blast shields on the windows, too muffled to make out."Who are you?" The intercom replies.
>>34046138Cos there is no such chance. This will not go past galactic domination. In-game and metagame both.
>>34045583You. This is all your fault. Why couldn't you keep your trap shut and not spark a completely pointless argument that has nothing to do with the situation at hand?>>34046209"Irrelevant. Exit or the lab will become very, very hot."
>>34046161>inevitable future competition>risk of queen exposing usI concede towards, this but the idea is something to consider later on when fully exposed.>risk of queen exposing our kind' technology and whatnotIf you mean how adapt, that is also a problem, but i doubt she is retarded anon.>usage of attention and resources we could use to spy on other enemies/competitorsIf it helps us, there is no reason not to spy on her.
>>34046128Probably. It's pretty much Superman. I already understand.But the beauty of>head cannonis that you don't really have to like it.I'm satisfied, however it turns out.
>>34046209"A force which can and will kill you if forced to. Come out now and you will not be harmed."
>>34046209This:>>34046232We've pretty much established our Queen is a cheeky one.
>>34046209We are the ones who want to take you alive and as unharmed as possible.
>>34046209>There is a Unity servership in orbit and your Union will send help far too late. Unity does not take prisoners. We however, do. Come out and we will guarantee your immediate survival.
>>34046209>We are forces of a famous archeologist and xenobiologist Dr Hiveminger. Your expedition is suspended by Union's government. Local ruins were decided to be left as they are for now and I've been sent here to carefully probe them with equipment you do not posess.>Surrender immedeatly and you will be able to see your families in a few daysThen, we capture them and cut off their limbs.
>>34046331Dude, if we were sent by the union why would we have killed all those guys at the start instead of help against the robots? Never mind that if this dude was famous the scientists in there would be suspicious seeing as they never heard of him.
>>34046305This is pretty much everything we need to said.
Rolled 45>>34045560If we deploy a hivh yield nuke from our stash (presuming they don't include coded isotopes in order to have practical 'serial codes' for nuclear explosions.) and leave some fabricated evidence of the temple...being hostile or something then it'll appear that the temple blew the Hope out of the sky and posed such a massive threat that they decided they needed to deploy a nuke to neutralize it.
>>34046414You understimate the power of blatant lies.
We could just pretend this is a separate hive right?Its not like they know really how we operate
>>34046331no lies only demands
>>34046468Did they win Mitt Romney the election?
>>34046468But we are bugs. Why would they send bugs?>>34046488We don't have to pretend about anything because no one will be able to tell anyone anything.
>>34046509It won Obama's.
>>34046488No way. We do not tell these guys about us and we will never release them.
>>34046528Because reasons. I am still sure those stressed people will rather believe someone pretending to be human controlling bugs. Then believe bugs.
Rolled 26>>34046305That's pretty fucking retarded, anon. Get out of here.>>34046232>>34046331I approve.
>>34046488I mean we can make up some bullshit about how they desecrated our temple or somethingAt like this is an independent colony with no relation to the other hive
>>34046580Bugs that they saw kill their guys literally two minutes ago. No one is that stupid.
>>34046604Please, explain what you are trying to tell us, because, honestly, it sounds very retarded on many levels. Starting with that these humans have no idea about us and our hive and what are these creatures.
Rolled 48>>34046588Hah, switched the bottom and top quotes. Fucking phone, but pretending to be some bullshit doctor with....bug control? Is retarded.
>>34046588Are you sure you didn't call the wrong post retarded?Sure you weren't aiming for "i am totally human guise trust me"?>>34046654Better yet, they don't explain and stop posting about this entirely. And so do the rest of us. And just wait for QD instead of clogging up the thread any more than we already have about pointless shit.
>>34046532>>34046509It won't matter either way since The Democrats decided that Hillary is gonna win, even though she is the same type of president as Obama.
>>34046629"Whoah, my bugs surely made a mess out of it! My apologies, everyone!"Alternative is "We bugs who just have killed many of you demand your surrender"
>>34046209"Irelivant. Exit and surrender before you suffer heat stroke."Your colosus lightly sprays the far wall with plasma, bringing the sealed windows to a reddish glow. You can tell the building was designed with heat shielding, but only along the bottom of the structure. After several minutes you hear the glass on the other side crack from the heat.You hear the yelling resume in the building, and after a short while longer the door opens. Several humans fall out of the door gasping for breath. They are quickly tackled and taken away from the door as several others emerge, their faces red and covered with sweat.You now count seventeen humans in you care, placed in the center of the small camp in a circle of warriors. You can make out several rank insignias based on your experience with the Clarke's crew. Most of them Spacemen, five Senior spacemen, three sergeants of various kinds, a lieutenant, and a captain. Once the lab cools back down you manage to retrieve nine CIP pistols and six conventional rifles. Your workers quickly pile the materials together on the far side of the camp.>Address the humans (write in)>Send drones to the temple (write in)>Comb the jungle for the missing expedition>Other
>>34046711Will someone take this retarded monkey off the keyboard?
>>34046711Yes, the latter makes more fucking sense. Real people demand surrenders after killing people's comrades all the time, and they're in no position to argue.
>>34046711I like the alternative better. Mostly because its not the most easily seen through lie I have seen in a long ass time.>>34046771Oh and because it works.
>>34046772>I can't argue back so I better call an opponent retarded
>>34046771>>Comb the jungle for the missing expeditionWe can find out if any of the humans are useful later.Summon the Corvette. land it hear and start consumption beaming the scrap metal, and load the lab and humans onto it.>>34046772Alas, if only I had that power.
>>34046771>Comb the jungle for the missing expedition>Other start grabbing their equipment and moving it somewhere else
>>34046771>>Comb the jungle for the missing expedition
>>34046604>>34046488Alright, the humans know that there is a race of intelligent bugs, which are primitive and planetbound as far as they know, but they have their doubts, that's why they had their monitoring satellite armed with nukes.One human colony is attacked by bugs, which look suspiciously like the ones that are suspicious about. Where do you think they are going to check first?Of course, all that is moot because they wouldn't know it was us attacking since we would leave no trace behind and slag everything and we have our Unity friends to help take the blame.>restrain the humans and have a couple of warriors and wasps watch over them>call the corvette>send all other drones to the templeI think someone should make a headcount of the humans so we dont miss anything.
>>34046771>Address the humans "You will be will be given food and water in due time. Any resistance from you will result in your deaths. Stay put till we speak with you again.">Send drones to the temple (half of our forces)
>>34046771>Comb the jungle for the missing expedition
>>34046771Send Shock Troops and Warriors out to search for the missing expedition.Address the Prisoners"If you require nourishment then request it, you will be permitted to tend to your injured, obey all commands or the penalties will be harsh."
>>34046771>Comb the jungle for the missing expedition>Other: check lab for FTL communication
>>34046869Better, the system attacked is right next to the bug system.I say we wring all the use we can out of them and then kill them.
We should offer some water, free of charge.Plus the usual don't do anything stupid and you can stay alive.
>>34046771>>340454216 from running, 11 from the lab, we counted 17 prisoners. No one is missing, but our headcount when we were attacking the lab might be off. If the humans act a bit too helpful they might be hiding someone.
>>34046997Wring them out, agree. Kill them? Nope.jpgWe need live test subjects for some of our research, remember?
>>34046771You summon your corvette with a thought and it slowly floats over the camp. A ramp flexes open and your warriors drive your new captives into the ship. Several small compartments make for effective holding cells, and your workers move to salvage the rest of the camp.>Roll 1d100, best of 3 for salvage results
>>34046997nah, leave some alive so we can work on our pheromones and min control.
>>34046997>>34047029Or we could use them for test subjects.
>>34046827>>34046896>>34046936Yup, pretty much. Search them too, to make sure they're unarmed and don't have any communications devices.
>>34047080>>34047086Research? Sure. Mind control? You guys can make all the arguments you want but I know where that road leads and I'll never be voting for it.
>>34047080>>34047086Kill after using them is what he said. Which means keeping them alive for tests...
>>34047134Time to loot the whole continent.
>>34047134Nice to see I rolled well.
>>34047137What road exactly?>>34047102>>34047102>>34047086>>34047080This post >>34046997 includes exactly that and you somehow disagree with it while proposing the same.
I have to say, rolling a 99 on salvaging a outpost/camp is one of the better times to roll a 99.
>>34047134>we find Union's President inside the lab
As for mind control there is a very method for that.>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasure_center
>>34047353Image, what we would had gotten with rolling a 100.
>>34047382It's simple. We make dick-symbiotes.
>>34047414...5 black people?
>>34047359Better yet, we find MORE LIGHTERS!! The universe is ours!
>>34047414niggers? what kind of biological research would that lead to?
>>34047432>>34047454Welp, i meant to say Imagine.
>>34047421The pleasure center is more about motivation than anything else.
>>34047454Dark elves, hopefully.
>>34047246We need to make a drone like that mascotHave it eat everything and combat tail blade equipped
>>34047512>Dark elf bug hybridsI mean, they both live mostly underground...
>>34047512More like orcs and morlocks.
>>34047607>>34047631We could if wanted to, make a vagina drone meant to suck men and women dry of their seeds and grow drone hybrids of that species and views the queen as their mother.
>>34047692Okay, that's too far.
>>34047699Why, its a great way to increase our numbers and study a species.
>>34047692And this is the point where we need stop.
>>34047631Is that fresh? It looks pretty good.
>>34047717I'm as upset over this bodytakeover branch people are looking over but at least I'm not shitposting. Get over it.
Have we selected a new research subject to study, yet? Because, if not I want to study that foam that was used on one of are wasp when we trying to steal the light orbs the twins were using and maybe have some thinkers read those books we got from the Clarke.
>>34047081Nearly everything in the camp is made of some form of usable metal. Your workers sift through the wreckage for anything of more delicate value. Despite all that has happened the lab is still almost completely intact. Half-finished experiments and tests litter the tables, and shattered beakers litter the floor. You find several papers and documents covering a desk, and several empty spaces where it appears some field equipment has been removed. In total you find a dozen small cultures unknown varieties.You quickly gather the test samples and look through the notes scattered about on the table."Preliminary results are inconclusive, but rock samples around the site dates back at least fifty thousand years. What is most interesting is the carvings themselves, however. Not only do they depict creatures that do not match the local life forms, but they appear to be involved in some sort of collective ritual. I am sure Seiner will enjoy looking over the samples in detail once we begin excavation." It is dated just three days ago. You find another."The dig site is proving more difficult than anticipated. The stone is far more durable than anything we have seen before. It is completely uniform wherever we search with no seams or indications of conventional construction. It's has if the entire site is carved from a single stone. Tonight we will return to the camp and make a request for more sturdy digging equipment, although I hate to desecrate such a priceless piece of xenoarchaeology."Finally, the last one is dated yesterday."An astounding discovery! Just after we had filled our report we discovered something. Some alternate entrance, perhaps, or damage leading into the site itself. Once the data has been sent back and a larger team is dispatched we should be able to quickly dig out the ruins! With any luck, by this time tomorrow--" The page ends with a large mark of ink and a small hole punched in the paper.>+783 metals>New research - microbial cultures
>>34047778Add Magnetic Levitation and the data cubes to that.
Sensible tier:A talker that has the outward appearance of a human.Insensible tier:A monster girl/d/ tier:>>34047692
>>34047776Funny thing is, i'm all for parasite and was just giving out an idea for the hybrid guys, i wasn't shit posting.>>34047767Not really a fetish, there just thinking of a new drone idea, based on what the guys wanted.Like the drone forcibly takes their seeds and them either devours the alien or forcibly makes a symboatic relationship where they tend to the eggs.
>>34047786Do all the research!
Should we let the humans have a little community of their own under our control?I think biting the legs off that merc was a good idea, but these guys are just scientists. They could be useful.
>>34047786Research these >Lyle’s Combat armorMediumNot as powerful or complex as the drop suit, the combat armor appears to be a delicate mix of survivability and combat capabilities, with many similarities to the Union environmental suit. It appears to contain a number of devices designed to be useful in the field.>Magnetic LevitationMediumThe small human buggy uses a series of superconducting magnets to glide along a planet’s surface a short distance from the ground. Apparently based off of Ceph technology, this device grants a great advantage to mobility.>Carbon liquidMediumThis strange substance appears to be alive, and reshapes itself by assembling itself into various crystalline structures as needed. You're still not sure if it was trying to attack your ship or if it was simply reacting automatically in some fashion. An extensive battery of tests should reveal more regarding the substance.>Space dustMediumWhile it was too minute to analyze in the field, this space dust contains trace amounts of nutrient contents. Testing should reveal if it is a form of life, or simply some strange natural phenomena, as well as how to make use of it.
>>34047880Nah. Best use for them is test subjects.
>>34047786Your drones find several crates scattered across the camp filled with various food stores of varying quality.>+1403 N
>>34047786And more CIP guns. Do we have a safe number of them to work on with out excessive worry of losing them all?
>>34047880This is an army crew so they are pow>>34047851And just go back to d man
>>34047851There is no image, no words I can use to express the amount of WHY I'm feeling right now.
>>34047924I don't see it as a /d/ idea, but a realistic view of what those guys wanted.Honestly i don't see how any one would find that arousing.
>>34048007You're either lying or new.
>>34047918Yes, you have collected quite a few operational weapons from the camp. Enough to effectively remove the risk of destroying all of them while testing, although you would still need to start the research over with another sample if one is destroyed.Technically, I suppose you could go through all of them, but it's statistically very unlikely.
>>34047917Save that for the humans. It is likely the only stuff they can eat. Besides, we need to test out if the humans can eat the fungus stuff we have been eating all this time.
>>34048041>It is likely the only stuff they can eatWhat is a lyle and what is he eating?Hint, it's a nutritional paste we made. They can have the same.
>>34048019Neither, i have gone to /d/ a few times, but for mostly monster girls.I'm just surprised that people find that shocking or weird when in other alien quest before such ideas were thrown around like nothing.>>34048041What research do we have locked in?
>>34048072Good thinking.Maybe we could find out how to reproduce it? Some grain seeds or something.We could make bank by trading it to human colonies.
>>34048041What is the server ship doing, just flying in orbit doing nothing?Also, meant >>34048112to quote >>34048072
>>34048112We have been feeding Lyle food rations from hel's Angel and the Clarke we've found so far.
>>34048124trade for what?We just need food and raw metal to build stuff and thats itIt not like the drones require creature comforts or the own personal hives with a suv
>>34048112>What is a lyle and what is he eating?>Hint, it's a nutritional paste we made. They can have the same.No? We are starving and dehydrating him, we're researching how to duplicate other species' food later when their reserves run low. Next week.>>34048124It's not 'good thinking' it's the bleeding obvious that we were already gonna do, we aren't deciding shit about that right now. It's insignificant minutiae for next thread.Right now we have to find the last humans who got eaten by the dark temple. Or rather, wait for a QD update and not eat up bump limit so early.
>>34047917Your workers quickly load all of the materials of interest into your corvette and it slowly rises into the air as the bulk of your force spreads out around the temple site in search of the humans.>Obliterate the camp remains>Send your drones to the temple site>Both>Other
>>34048119Hell i was even thinking of having something similar to chest busters or the giant spider bugs(similar to chest bursters except they make the body their host for as long as possible) from a horror movie i saw years ago.
>>34048206Nah we hooked him to a nutrient and water iv on the wallIt not comfortable but hey hes alive
>>34048206>>34048228Really? I could have sworn we did away with it. I'll take a quick look at the archive
>>34048235>>Send your drones to the temple site
>>34048235>BothWith the cyclotron.
>>34048235>>Obliterate the camp remains>>Send your drones to the temple site
>>34048235Get Unity to slag the camp.
>>34048207He wants to diplomance the universe. Doesn't matter if we don't have much to gain from trade.Anything we can gain from trade like research we can just take anyway.
>>34048206>>34048228No we have been giving him nutrient paste, read the last few threads again niggahs.
>>34048124Have you thought of a way to do this trading without revealing are facade as a non space faring race?
>>34048170The server ship currently appears to be collecting animal, plant, soil, and rock samples from across the planet. Essentially trying to grab as much as they can before the Union investigates.Also, you can synthesis food for other races, but so far your current guests have been living off of captured rations, which you just refilled your stock of.
>>34048235>Send your drones to the temple siteWe could use that camp for our own use later on if need be.
>>34048235>BothDon't want them to find any conclusive evidence that it might have been us.
>>34048314That facade is eroding swiftly.
>>34048335hell noThis is gonna be the first place that union patrol gonna search
>>34048326I was right. We need to learn how to create more of it for our long term guests. Besides, our hive has been eating nothing BUT pasty fungus gruel. A little variety in our diet wouldn't be a bad thing.
Rolled 10>>34048427>varietythe only people who care would be like the queen
>>34048427We're like cockroaches we don't need much to survive.
So who here thinks it'd be a good idea to build a few noticeable outposts in the different regions of the world to give the illusion of small pockets of civilization across the planet instead of having the only trace of are race on this planet be where are space pod landed?
>>34048427We don't care about taste and it provides all the nutrition they need. And we apparently can make their stuff.
>>34048427This is unnecessary. One of the major benefits of our race, and one of the main reasons we can grow as fast as we can is that this is unnecessary.
>>34048358Care to provide examples?
>>34048366I was thinking of a future colony site when we take to getting this planet under our control and occupation. But this is way down the road anyway.
>>34048518Probably no one because they weren't there in the last reports the satellite sent.
>>34048518I mean, we live almost entirely underground so it's not to surprising for visitors. That aside we are in the process of building other bases made or research, and the underwater thing is probably in the works once this is done.
>>34048427>>34048124>>34048314We are the freaking zerg manOur "economy" is that of an rts gameAll we need is nutrients and metal that itWe don't need to trade man and our tech tree is a hell lot different than the others
>>34048561Our dealings with the unity, our ships, our raids on humans on the planet, our manipulation of data, our expanding infrastructure.We can hide it now, but one day we will no longer be able to.
>>34048563But we can just make a hole in the ground and use that.
>>34048235Your corvette ascends into the air and unleashes a column of fire as its weapons obliterate the clearing and the surrounding patch of jungle. As your ship moves to the site of the alien temple you feel a ping of radiation emanating from the jungle. The gradual tone sharpens quickly and you detect an object erupt from the surface towards you. You still detect the beam of radiation directed at your ship from within the jungle below.>Shoot the missile>Obliterate the jungle below you, targeting the source of the radiation>Evade>Other
>>34048513She should eat what she wants. She is the queen after all.>>34048515>>34048525>>34048544There is also another reason. When we move to other worlds. The fungus farms we have here might not do so well on other planets. That and some worlds are VERY barren of the massive amount of water our farms need. A different food stock that we have ready to be farmed will be needed.
>>34048639>Shoot the missile>Evade
>>34048639>Shoot the missile>Obliterate the jungle below you, targeting the source of the radiation
>>34048639>>Shoot the missile
>>34048639SHOOT DOWN THAT MISSILEand also that radiation source
>>34048639>Shoot the missile>Call out to them.
>>34048649Then we can try researching that edible space dust.
>>34048639>Shoot the missile>Evade>OtherLand and send in ground forces to find who fired at us!
>>34048639>Shoot the missile
>>34048639>>Shoot the missile>>EvadeOur drones should be closing in.
>>34048605Yeah your rightWe prob need at least to buy us a months worth of time and get a fleet started because we can not hide what we built on the home hive
>>34048427>>34048649shut the fuck up fluff
>>34048605 We should do everything in are power to keep the facade up, Because the longer we can keep build are infrastructure the stronger it will become.
>>34048738No. I think once we get anti-orbital cannons ready around our planet we should drop the facade and start invading nearby planets.
>>34048691That is one possibility. But it might not turn out to be a viable long term food source. I would like to have options open for us to use.
>>34048639>shoot down the missilePlease roll 1d100, best of 3
Rolled 4>>34048790>blowing up their own peopl
>>34048762I fill we should keep the facade up AND expand to others planets.
>>34048810huh we should have brought an egg layer and relay with us on the mission huh
>>34048518No one.However I have and will push for establishing numerous back up bases on far-off continents.Panic rooms to retreat to if this location gets too hot.Places to put farm complexes in so that if this one gets nuked we don't starve.Putting our eggs in multiple baskets.
>>34048810Those are mutually exclusive strategies. Humans aren't stupid and they will figure out we're the same bugs.
>>34048799>thinking you can stop the Hive with a single missiletime to bathe them in hell fire.
>>34048305No, you read them.We have not researched synthesis of food suited to the aliens' digestive systems. QD said it would take a few days to research it.>>34046057You can't just send eggs. Queens have a larval stage that takes a massive amount of nutrients before they finally pupate.We can't possibly *afford* laying a queen, not only for not needing troublesome things like independent thought, but because it'll probably eat 5000N a day for 30 days or something ridiculous while in its larval stage.
>>34048810This guy has it.Too much stupid in this thread today.
>>34048736I love you too anon. Never change.>>34048799Thank you dice gods!
>>34048810Yeah, that's really the sensible route.There are five systems on the map that are uncharted, we can conquer those.However, we should also see what we can do with the planets that have nothing but letter and number designations in the Expanse.Once we can afford a small fleet of 5 or so corvettes we can plasma lance the exploration vessels out of existence when they're vulnerable and can't FTL for help.It will at least slow the Union expansion down, and they can blame it on Unity. after all Unity was attacking at the fungus planet too.
>>34048855No they aren't. build the hive outposts in area's that obfuscate them and ATTEMPT stealth.
>>34048790The missile flies at your ship and in a moment it vanishes into a cloud of vapor as it is engulfed in a storm of plasma and high speed cannon fire. The radio signal abruptly stops just before the jungle beneath you is hit with the fire.Soon your corvette is over the temple dig site. The area is almost completely obscured by the foliage, but your sniffer is still there, watching for any sign of activity.>Send drones down to the temple (how many)>Send drones to search the area for the source of the missile (how many)>Other
Rolled 8>>34049077>>Send drones down to the temple>>Send drones to search the area for the source of the missileid say 50/50
>>34049077>>Send drones down to the temple (how many)>>Send drones to search the area for the source of the missile (how many)50/50
>>34049077>>Send drones to search the area for the source of the missile (how many)All but the workers and 1 sniffer.5 workers and a sniffer can investigate the temple.Time to open the telepathy controlled door!Also interrogate the prisoners onboard separately as to how many humans were on planetside. Separately so they can't tell the same lie.
>>34049077Can we have a corvette bring the rest of the warriors here?
Rolled 69>>34049077So the humans built a bunker eh?Gonna need to interrogate them for sure now>Send drones to search the area for the source of the missile (how many) both sniffers and warriors and wasps
>>34049077>Send drones down to the temple >Send drones to search the area for the source of the missile50/50 all the way.
>>34049077>>Send drones down to the temple (how many)>>Send drones to search the area for the source of the missile (how many)Dat 50/50
>>34049118>rest of the warriors>rest of>implying
>>34049149>Warrior (488) – 122We've got a few waiting around.
The fact that we have a missile fired at us means that there could be more humans than we thought.Human or not, it means that we have witnesses other than Unitybro up there - which is why I'm suggesting to track down whoever it is that fired at us and silence them.
>>34049194That is blatantly a typo switching the numbers around.And we laid those 100 warrior at the end of last thread, who have yet to hatch, so in addition to switching those numbers, we shouldn't have those for another 3 days.
>>34049194We don't even have enough guns for all those guys.
>>34049216>The fact that we have a missile fired at us means that there could be more humans than we thought.We got ourselves a genius over here.Also no, no we knew there were more humans that were part of the temple investigation team.We knew they were in the jungle somewhere.We had the option to track them down. We focused on the camp first.
>>34049077Your corvette sheds wasps as they scatter in the air, swarming in all directions. As your ship touches down on top of the dig site the bulk of your drones exits and you split their numbers, sending half of them to finish searching the jungle for the rest of the survivors.It doesn't take long for your wasps to reach the launch site. You find a single small tripod and a scattering of footprints in the soft soil. The tripod itself is little more than a hollow metal tube, and the footprints lead off into the thicket before vanishing across a small river.Please roll 1d100, best of 3 for tracking.>>34049194That was a typo, just to be clear. Accidentally reversed the numbers. You have 122 at a cost of 488 N per day.Of course you only have 14 warriors on Raligha at the moment, so you could send your other corvette to reinforce if you wish.
Lets just sniff them out and wipe out this shelter of theirs they were talking about>>34043550
Why not utilize are thinkers to calculate the point of origin utilizing the missiles flight path?
>>34049233We should be able to make them and have them ready before they hatch. We're sitting on a huge stockpile of metal.
Rolled 99>>34049318The hunt is on
Rolled 88>>34049318sniffer stronk
>>34049360Is it ever.As always, that one fucking sniffer rolls near perfectly.
Rolled 42>>34049360>>34049362>>34049363and it turns out they are still in the open!
>>34049360SERIOUSLY! I am starting to get nervous now.
>>34049360But, Apperently not for long.
>>34049360Jesus we've been rolling really well today. I'm getting worried.
Rolled 17>>34049394that sniffer still alive?I thought gremlin anon demanded we "recycle" them all
>>34049360Queenie is on fire tonight.
>>34049333...you don't need advanced math to track its trajectory.and we didn't.
>>34049436You can see that the original two Sniffers are still there at the start of the thread, and were sent on this very mission in the Corvette last thread.Long before improved model sniffers were laid.
>>34049436No one called for them to be recycled if I'm remembering correctly.
>>34049450I know, just wanted to use are thinkers for something since they aren't doing anything.
Rolled 92>>34049472apparently they are better then the improved version with a roll of 99
>>34049541In fact, lets use then to micromanage are drones and boost them.
>>34049541Well the new microbial samples will likely yield something to do.Possibly new bioweapon possibilities.Hopefully one of the humans is a carrier for influenza or some native human virus we can extract and weaponize.
>>34049566They aren't on this mission, the two originals are, because the mission was launched before they were even laid as eggs at the end of last thread.
>>34049566Why do you always post nothing but dumb things?
>>34049318Your sniffers leap up into the air, quickly picking up the trail of soot and powder left from the operation of the launcher. Your drones bob and weave through the jungle as they fly in chase.It doesn't take long. Not far from the river you can hear the rapid pace of a pair of humans sprinting through the vegetation. As you close in on them one of them turns to fire, unleashing a hail of projectiles into the pursuing swarm.A wasp is clipped in the leg, but the swarm continues, engulfing the Union solder and quickly pulling him into the air. Your sniffer continues its pursuit of the other, crossing over dense bridge of twisted roots and through another river.The human is within your grasp, but his sprinting makes him easy to track. Your sniffer follows and you ponder how to deal with the situation.>Track the human to see where he goes>Capture the human>Other
>>34049650>Track the human to see where he goes
Rolled 39>>34049650>Track the human to see where he goes
>>34049650Capture him.We can interrogate him or the others to see how many are left in the excavation party.
>>34049650>trackthen, depending on what we see,>capture
>>34049650...He could be leading us into a trap. There really shouldn't be just two of them.Questioning him about it, however, may be unreliable.
>>34049650Track the human to see where he goes
>>34049650Track him. He's military so interrogation will be ineffective, but he'll have to resupply eventually.
Rolled 48>>34049650>Track the human to see where he goesLead us to your bunker
>>34049650>>Track the human to see where he goes
>>34049719With just two guus assigned to launching a rocket at us? Yeah, they're definitely leading us into a trap, but i'm not terribly sure they have enough manpower and equipment to effectively execute it.
>>34049650Your sniffer pulls back, slowly letting the human gain distance until only a small hint of his trail remains through the jungle. You sense his pace slow slightly as your other sniffer regroups, flanking your quarry just beyond sight.You slowly trail the human as he weaves loops through the jungle in seemingly random directions, eventually reaching an over-grown cliff face. Dug within the cliff is a strange, hexagonal cave covered in thick vines. The human makes a strange whistling noise, and is replied with the same noise a pitch lower from the cave.As the vines part and the human enters you note several others within the cave, as well as the unmistakable surface of the temple walls lining the cave itself. The temple must be truly vast to span so far under the jungle, with at least a kilometer of distance between the temple entrance and the cave.>Attempt to move in closer to spy>Hold position and observe>Charge into the small cave entrance>Other
Rolled 16>>34050069>>Attempt to move in closer to spy
>>34050069>Hold position and observe
>>34050069>>Attempt to move in closer to spyAs long as the wasps and warriors get closer, quietly, ready to pounce if they discover us.
>>34050069>Attempt to move in closer to spy
>>34050069>>Hold position and observe
>>34050139Speaking of which did we ever lay any flies.
>>34050069>Move in closer to spyYour sniffers slowly creep closer to the cave entrance to try and gleam some of what they are saying.Please roll 1d100, best of 3>>34050167You have 10, however none of them are available.
>>34050167>did we ever lay any flies?Read the end of the last thread.Or hell read the hive population count at the start of this one.This is almost as bad as "can we ___" questions.
>>34050069Hold position. Theyll be looking for bugs following them.
Rolled 3>>34050223rolling for sneak
Rolled 89>>34050223here we go
>>34050265Is this still Fido?Because I think it's Fido.
>>34050265>all these rollsTruly we are blessed this evening.
>>34050298Of course its Fido, he's a good sniffer he is.
Rolled 96>>34050371>>34050298Wasn't he dead/
>>34050382No. QD made it clear he did recover from critical condition in that thread.
>>34050312Don't worry we will end the thread with a crit 1.We have been getting closer to it, every time we rolled.
>>34050265What is going on with these rolls? Not that I'm complaining, but this is just pushing the odds of happening.
>>34050428This quest has always been super lucky. I think we've had dozens of rolls in the 90s, but only a few under 10
>>34050428>>34050511This quest has been blessed by the dice gods, much like Blorp Quest.
>>34050711Blorp suffers a fate worse than any otherI do not think QD has offended the dice gods so
>>34050741Nah, he sacrificed his sanity for insane rolls. Good call.Now, I wonder if we'll get some abysmal rolls again when we encounter something vaguely crablike.
>>34050741Odds in Blorp quest are >30% for the best rolls
>>34050711Did you mean "Blorp's quest"?Unless there's a quest where you play the QM's suffering.
>>34050829Blorp did do a quest before Ogre Civ.
>>34050223Your sniffers inch closer until they can make out the humans within by their movements. You detect six in the cave, two leaning against the walls, the one you had followed, two laying down, and one sitting near the middle."What happened? Where's Malik?"The man shakes his head between gasps for air."What happened? He heard holy hell out there.""They shot at us, almost killed the both of us. Scrambler didn't do shit, and the're not Unity.""What do you mean, that thing floating up there looks a lot like a server ship.""Well they made friends. The whole damn ship was organic looking. Fucking thing was filled with bees the size of a man. Malik tried to fight 'em and they just swarmed all over him. Fuck. Fuck.""And the camp?" A woman's voice pitches in. "What about the camp?""Looted and destroyed, along with a good dozen acres around it.""What are they? Natives?""No, clearly not." The woman's accented voice trembles slightly. "But I do think they may have been here before. Thousands of years ago, perhaps. If only I had my research notes...""We don't have that kind of luxury, doctor. We should focus on keeping ourselves nice and snug until rescue arrives. You can worry about your relics after we're on our way back home.""You don't understand, this place, I think it's a sort of vault. Look at these carvings. They are too simple, too obvious to be a precise language. I think it's some sort of... manual. I think it was left here with the intention to be found. If we can get through the inner gate, whatever is inside may help.""I don't want to have to say this again, whatever you uncovered you go and cover back up. I want no part of it. We wait. We get rescued, and we go home. Thats' it.""But-""That's the end of it!"The figure stands back up and slowly moves farther into the cave, beyond your range to detect.
>>34050867so who wants to be friends with the archaeologist chick
>>34050906No friends, you fool.We just learn what they know.
>>34050867We are the the dreadlordsWe must take our rightful place again and bring down the squid gods
>>34050906Friends? Nah. She can tell us everything she knows or die though.Just like the rest of them.
>>34050867>>34050906She would be our new BFF.
>>34050906well we have to catch her first.
>>34050930Nah, we can use her to help figure shit out.Also i wonder if we should test out our new symboat and give it to the humans it should make testing a whole lot easier.
>>34050867Guess who's getting another "Surrender or die" ultimatum ASAP?
>>34050956We will, but we don't have any just yet.
>>34050946No. That isn't how it works.
>>34050867The sun is slowly peaking over the horizon in the early morning of Raligha's exceptionally long day as the air fills with strange sounds. Howling in the distance mixed with a deep drumming. The alien temple is covered in strange markings. The only surface that appears to not be from the same block of stone is a single slab covered in a ring of symbols, each one with a traced line flowing into a center ring.Your sniffers continue to watch the cave entrance. They spot three more humans outside, crouched in the trees motionless, their rifles wrapped in crinkled foil like fake bark.>Move in and attack the cave>Attempt to enter the alien temple (write in)>Search the jungle for the source of the noises.>Other
>>34050962In before she's found a precursor weapon to unleash on us. No warning, no mercy.
>>34051004>Move in and attack the cave>yfw Lee is in the cave
>>34051004Move in and attack
>>34051004>>Move in and attack the caveGet em to come out
>>34051004>Move in and attack the cave
Rolled 65>>34051004>OtherAttempt to tachyon the carvings.
>>34051004>>Move in and attack the caveLet's secure the prisoners first.Then they can explain shit.
>>34051004>>Move in and attack the caveBut prioritize capture of the doctor
>>34051004>Howling in the distance mixed with a deep drumming.Could there be a sentient race on this planet?
>>34051036Yes, think friend and enter, but later.When we can be sure the humans won't run in ahead of us.Now, is this cave they have the place where they found the photographed carvings or....
>>34051061Prob a feral queen?
>>34051074It looks like the alternate entrance mentioned in the notebook. You're not so sure on the details though.
>>34051114They took those photographs like 30 minutes before Unity and we attacked.They never mentioned this alternate entrance report in their radio transmissions, yet they managed to type it up on paper.So presumably the photos were from this place that they were just starting investigating today.
>>34051089>>34051118>>34051136Why notThe robot bird people were controlled by a crystalCould be a lobo queen operated by another crystal on this planet making drones as a guard dog
>>34051163It looks like it was only recorded in a field journal, just prior to your attack.According to what you know, they seem to have found the entrance just today.
>>34051004>Move in and attack the caveYour drones converge on the cave in preparation for an assault.>Swarm them with wasps>Charge with your warriors>Bombard the area at long range>Other
>>34051236charge tunnel with warriorbombard snipers
>>34051236>Charge with your warriorsprioritize capture of science personnel.
>>34051236>Swarm them with wasps>Charge with your warriorsWant to take them alive
>>34051236>>Swarm them with wasps>>Charge with your warriorsWasps aim for the sentries while warriors go into the cave.
>>34051236>Swarm them with wasps>Charge with your warriors
>>34051236We have the speaker right? Talk to them from afar first, get them to surrender. If that fails, get ye warriors to storm in and apprehend everyone.Also wasp the snipers, snag the guns for further research.
>>34051236Can we send a sniffer to go see whats the cause of the drumming?
>>34051236>Swarm them with wasps>Charge with your warriorswe want to capture as many as possible, especially scientists.
>>34051236>>Swarm them with wasps>>Charge with your warriors
>>34051236Send in wasps and warriorsPlease roll 1d100, best of 3 for attack.
>>34051236The wasps can zoom in and swipe the guys on sniper duty. steal their guns.Then the warriors swarm the cave or something.
>>34051343Looks like our luck ran out.
>>34051343not the best roll we ever had.
Rolled 96>>34051359>>34051349Hopefully having everything jump insides(including our shock troops) lowered the DC.
Rolled 97>>34051384Weeelp, how's that for late. Just for giggles I'll roll too.
Rolled 97>>34051384Damn it,where were you?
Rolled 72>>34051405>>34051398>>34051384You bastards
>>34051405>>34051398>>34051384Oh the irony! Dice gods do have sense of humor!
>>34051343>Predicting we'll take minor casualties and take out a few of them as well, while the rest head deeper in the cave and dig in.>>34051384>>34051398>>34051405Fuck ya'll niggas
>>34051384>>34051398>>34051405The dice gods have a sense of humor.
>>34051405>>34051398>>3405138410/10 would get trolled again
>>34051432Of course, by cornering them like this with our assault, mr. leaderly will suddenly authorize the scientist to do whatever they feel like to get into the temple.If they find a telepathy jammer we'd be fucked.Wait, yeah. Consider the possibility that this temple wasn't built *by* hive creatures.... but by people who were enemies of a hive, and recorded the way they defeated them.
>>34051432We are sending in our warriors wasp, shock troopers and have our sniffers showing their location.We are getting causalities, but i doubt many would escape.
Page 10 warning.
>>34051537Bump limit was consumed in the fires of arguing.I really hope QD makes it a double feature to compensate, this is way too early.I hope, but my expectations are cruel and low.
http://pastebin.com/0SEZcPP6>M-662 – Red dwarf>• Barren rock: This lifeless rock is scorched by the star during the day, and freezes during the night. The planet rotates very slowly, with a day lasting several months at the equator.>• Asteroid belt: A relatively small belt of asteroids that are, for the most part, held in a stable orbit around the star. It is likely the result of a failed planet.Wait. Waaaait.This is too reminiscent of FG-883's "debris field".>• Debris field: Tidal forces of the stars have torn apart a number of would-be planets, creating a diffuse cloud of stellar debris that often falls between the two stars and is thrown away at great speeds, causing frequent impacts to the systems other celestial bodies.The creation of which was actually from the artificial destruction of the Skyl homeworld.And we just found a dark temple of what is either another naturally telepathic race, or another servitor race, in this system. I swear if this is the temple-builders' equivalent of an abandoned colony on Mars and they had their homeworld turned into asteroids by Them too I have to wonder if we can just follow the continuous trail of destruction across this sector leading towards modern Ceph territory.
>>34051697Woah woah woah. We need to plot this on a map. Anyone have that starmap handy?
>>34051321Your drones charge in towards the cave entrance, quickly descending upon the lookouts. As your forces approach your sniffer sees one of the lookouts cup is hands over his mouth and lets out a loud caw that sends the others within the cave leaping to their feet."They followed you right here, you bastard!"The lookouts level their rifles and pull the trigger. You feel a wasp's mind blink out of existence as its body drops from the air. A moment later another is plucked from the sky as a round punctures its head. Your wasps fill the air, closing the gap in moments, but the two keep up their fire. Another two drones go down, and another.Their shots are silenced as their trees are torn apart by a hail of chitin and they fall from the branches and into the passing current of rushing warriors. They get within sight of the entrance to the cave itself and an explosion rocks the cliff face, tearing apart several advancing warriors. The vines evaporate into a green mist with a volley of weapons fire from within the cave. You see three of the humans hosing down the area with their weapons as they back away deeper into the cave."Fall back and use the bottle neck!" One of them screams as he rolls another grenade into the oncoming horde.They drop down behind something as they dive on the other side of the cave entrance into a larger antechamber of some sort. As your warriors continue their charge they are met with a wall of hot lead and bolts of lighting. You manage to place several good shots into a few of the defenders before the mass of shattered bodies grinds your advance to a standstill.You quickly pull your drones out of the cave and back into the jungle just outside.>>34051553I have to fill in for a coworker this week, I'm sorry.
>>34051754One, it's only two points, there's no purpose in marking it out now, and two, it's the second post in the thread, blind-o.The same place it is every week.
>>34051794I blame the other players' lack of restraint in baiting and replying to bait, not you.
>>34051794You hear a brief cheer from within the cave."The're falling back?""Yea, how do ya like that, you bastards!""Secure your shit! That was just a scouting party.""We go out there we die. They come in here and they die. Stalemate.""Yea, so long as our ammo lasts."Looks like we're losing ground on page 10 unusually fast. Think we will need to end it here tonight.I'll stay till we 404 as usual for any questions, feedback, complaints, ect.
>>34051925Could you create an ask page that we could ask page that we could ask questions on questions on?
>>34051925Remaining Raligah forces5 Shock troops7 Warriors2 Colosi15 Workers2 Sniffers9 Wasps
>>34051925In the leaders' tent at the camp the Clarke crew had, they had a hologram, if I remember right.Presumably we can obtain hologram technology somewhere in the Hel's Angel or the Clarke.That might be useful for communicating more complex imagery to inferior non-telepathic races when needed.
Rolled 100>>34051925Send in the Shock Troops!
>>34051995We should send in reinforcements, their ammo is limited. A decent way to start next thread.
>>34051988What? Anon go home you're drunk.>>34051925Can the blink drive jump into a system and target arriving in the atmosphere of a planet reliably?
>>34052033Ask.fm is the new 'thing' that QMs are doing. Essentially, it's just an internet question box and you can answer them whenever. Just don't link the thing to your twitter because it spams your followers' feeds if you do that.
>>34052035They're not fundamentally better than warriors except at jumping, anon.Some minor bonuses for their senses and brain but that's it.
>>34050829Blorp's Quest was before Ogre Quest.It was done by Blorp, and it was based on turning a small salamander blessed with Evolution into a horrid Elder-thing that had a cult of lizardmen worshiping it.It ate brains.It practiced necromancy.It rode around in an Ever-burning Bone Golem built around a T-Rex skull.It stopped a meteor summoned down from the heavens by a mage by commanding nature to get it's shit together and made a giant network of trees, vines, and solid earth to stop said GIANT FUCKING METEOR in the air.The only scene that comes to mind comes from fucking Naruto, of all things.Madara is fucking bullshit.Took said giant fucking meteor held suspended over a forest, hollowed that bitch out, and turned it into his fortress-capital.Blorp's sanity was forever wrecked by that quest, and TO PROVE IT, he went on to make Ogre quest.
>>34052080Depends on what you mean by "reliably"If you have a ship in the system already with an eye on the target location, then sure. Still would require a roll to avoid horrible fiery death, though the roll would be relatively low with another one of your ships close by.