Lyle wipes the sweat from his brow as he looks at the mangled metal chunks jutting from his ship and curses under his breath. He kneels down to get a closer look at the damage, and is startled as a worker approaches with a large box gripped in its claws.“Don’t sneak up on me you little-” The drone holds out the toolbox and Lyle grabs it in a huff. “Just go watch for more of those lunatics, these repairs will take a while.” The worker leaves, its clawed legs easily scaling the hull of the ship.The team of workers has made slow but steady progress in excavating the strange fallen object at the bottom of the lake, and your drones have taken the captured native humans back to the Angel. Your flies have been combing the surrounding jungle, but have had little luck in finding the rest of the strange humans, although they have found numerous constructs. Totems of wood and vine inscribed with images and symbols, some with bones or other small tokens left at its base.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>FAQ ask.fm/QuestDrone>Discussion page (will add proper wiki page soon ™) http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest_talk:Hive_Queen_Quest
>>36766468>Current armory269 Thorn Launchers20 Thorn Cannons123 Sting Casters30 Cyclotrons15 Rotary Stingers3 Fire Sprays5 Plasma Spray>Current resource reservesNutrients: 535508Metals: 295134Credits: ₡2326Credits in Lyle’s account: ₡577,450>Hive population and upkeep cost Hive maintenance – 534Queen – 5Fake Queen (2) – 44Worker (4000) – 8000Aquatic Worker (40) – 160Vacuum Worker (200) – 1200Radiator Worker (100) – 400Warrior (209) – 1045Aquatic Warrior (20) – 140Thinker (500) – 1500Quantum Thinker (150) – 750Speaker – (3) – 12Digger (80) – 320Refinery (10) – 70Sniffer (2) – 8Small Sniffer (200) – 200Fly (50) – 200Wasp (100) – 500Haz-mat Workers (20) – 80Shock Troops (40) – 520Parasite (30) – 120Bio-tank (10) – 250Excavator (200) – 3800Colossus (20) – 300Advanced Relay (68) – 6800 (set as default method of ship control)Upkeep: 26958N>Hive fleetSpace Pod (28) – 840Shuttle (10) – 250Mining Corvette (4) – 800Scout Corvette (6) – 1350Lancer Corvette (2) – 450Fleet Corvette (4) – 900Stealth Frigate (4) – 1952Heavy Cruiser (4) – 4860(Under construction)Mining Corvette (2)Vanguard Frigate (4)11402NClone upkeep/special projects and expenses25 Human captives of the USV Hope – 7503 Human hybrid clones in production – 180Lyle Rogers – 47977NTotal upkeepNutrient costs: 39237>IncomeMetals: 56500Nutrients: 100050Net: 60813
>>36766483Hive StructureG-426>Asteroid mining base: 5 Excavators, 20 Diggers, +2250M per day (+50 M per digger, +250 per excavator)Leeland>Spring mountain hive>Hangar facilities: Room for 40 Aero/fighter Drones and 20 Shuttles (25N)>Docking Pylon (3): Space for docking and construction of 4 ships (150N)>Mine: 195 Excavators, 60 Diggers, +50250 M per day (+25 M per digger, +250 per excavator)>Clarke Research Outpost>Hel’s Angel Prison Outpost>Mountain farm complex>Algae Farm: +100000 N per day, 1000 Workers (1 worker per 100N)>Anti-orbital battery: 2 (125N per battery)M-662Raligha>Automated Raligha colony [no trade active]M-323>Orbital docking pylon (under construction)>Mining corvette salvage operations +4000M per day (+1000M per corvette)Current Construction1 Docking pylons1 orbital docking pylon4 Heavy cruisers
>>36766497New 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/fighter 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 1500M>Docking Pylon – A large spire or station that contains space for docking and construction of 4 ships, or a single capital ship if placed in orbit. 100N 300M>Surface to Orbit Missile System – This massive bunker complex houses a wide range of warheads and a nigh limitless number of missiles within its protective walls, allowing you to launch missiles against approaching invaders from the safety of your hive. The facility uses the ship missile stats and comes equipped with a single Cruise missile silo that can target any detected object within the system, five Stinger missile silos capable of targeting any craft within high orbit, and ten Swarm missile silos specialized in targeting high altitude aircraft and low orbiting targets. The facility itself is a massive complex spread out over several miles, and includes guidance and launch equipment, as well as the means to construct and maintain a stock of warheads and missiles. (1500N 2500M)Ship Construction Optionshttp://pastebin.com/YTwGk8n1
Haha, Yesss! It feels like it's been so long since the last thread!
Hey guys i think we should research a way into making Thermobaric weapon.They are basically highly explosive missiles that can do alot of damage and suck in air.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdu_fLb8ISchttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermobaric_weapon
>>36766516Finished research>NanomachinesBased on the scattered notes and few remains of skyl technology, these microscopic biomechanical devices are capable of being programmed to fulfill a wide range of tasks.[Smart Scabs – All drones heal from wounds in 1 day if within a hive and all subcapital ship damage is repaired in 1 day if given access to a pylon][Gray Goo – Excess nutrients can be processed into metals at a rate of 2N to 1M][Hive Creep – Hive infrastructure now spreads autonomously without the need for workers to cultivate or build][Overharvest – Hive infrastructure can now be ordered to supplement nutrient income by spreading and devouring the surrounding landscape. Growth and income peak at 50% planet consumption.]>Grenade launcherThis simple yet effective weapon system contains two components, an explosive device that can fit in the hand or claw, and a tube that can launch it reliably at a distance. The grenade can be thrown, tossed, rolled, or simply placed as opposed to shot from the launcher if needed. The grenade deals explosive damage, as well as an additional damage type depending on the type of grenade.>>36766522I know, and to make up for it I can stay for a double thread if you'd like.
>>36766550New research unlocked>Rapid nano-assemblyFastAdvanced construction techniques utilizing nanomachine filled paste to bond materials together on a molecular level allows for the construction of ships and buildings at a much more rapid pace.>Molecular disassembler warheadMediumThis nanomachine filled warhead releases a cloud of semi organic disassemblers that quickly and voraciously feed on any and all available carbon or silicon based substances, reducing any and all sources of nutrients and metals into dust, which is used to construct more disassemblers. Each disassembler has a short lifespan, but with a rich enough target a chain reaction can be created with the potential to deal immense devastation to ships, station, and cities alike.Medical nanomachinesFastUses injectable nanomachines to assist in healing wounds or performing surgery, reducing the time required for medical procedures and allowing for far more advanced medical care in the field.
FUCK YEAH, HQQ!>Finished research>>NanomachinesOh god yes.
>>36766550>Hive creepOoooh god yes.We'll give the goddamn zerg a run for it's money.
>>36766581All of us new about this since last week, here is hoping the QM can last for a while.
>>36766577Current research>Ultrasonic SledgehammerSlowDesigned to be used to breach doorways and walls, this fist-mounted device uses a burst of ultrasound to annihilate a physical object. While it is intended for use in demolition, it is frighteningly effective against live foes as well.>White CrystalVery slowThis strange crystal gives off a slight glow, and a sense of warmth. It seems to react to your presence, although you can’t be sure. Sending it through a series of tests may yield some level of understanding, or at the very least give you an idea of what it is.>Skyl controller chipSlowThis small chip in the Skyl skull sample seems to be of some great importance. It no longer shows any sign of activity, but a full battery of tests should reveal something as to its nature.>Broken CrystalVery slowThis black crystal seems to be suspended in time, as if it was a still image of shattering glass. It gives off no signals or emissions of any kind, not even reflections. It has no measurable weight or mass, and does not react to your efforts to contain it within your vaults. Until you can examine it with more scrutiny it has been sealed away deep underground.>Drop podMediumAn aerodynamic heat shield equipped with a mixture of disposable retro rockets and airbrakes designed to allow a drone to survive being dropped from orbit to a planet bellow. Each pod is a single use, and is fired from a dedicated pod bay within the parent ship.Laser coolingVery SlowThis concept uses a laser to bounce particles in an object back into place, effectively nullifying the energy within the object, cooling it to potentially extreme temperatures at a distance.
>>36766543>so thermobaric weapons are significantly more energetic than conventional condensed explosives of equal weight. Their reliance on atmospheric oxygen makes them unsuitable for use underwater, at high altitude, and in adverse weather. They do, however, cause considerably more destruction when used inside confined environments such as tunnels, caves, and bunkers - partly due to the sustained blast wave, and partly by consuming the available oxygen inside those confined spacesSo basically a good drone weapon that is useless for our space fights/underwater fight, unless we have a boarding party.>>36766614Can we add things to que up?
You know, I didn't need sleep anyway. I mean, who needs sleep? The queen doesn't, at least.
>>36766497Build 10 large Bio tanks.Can large bio tanks hold more than 1 person if they are normal sized?
>>36766614I'd like to add some two research options to the researching list.
We should eventually analyze Gardener's DNA to obtain the tech she had since a hive's technology is written into a queen's DNA.
>>36766661Nope, but allows us to preform medical procedures on large drones and creatures.
>>36766728I'd be up for that. Let's do it now.
>>36766661That would be absurdly costly with very little practical use. I think we'd be better off just laying more ordinary bio tanks.
>>36766728>70 thousand years old>got a life obliterating superweapon dropped on them>DNADon't think anything is left.
>>36766774Well, a large biotank could be used to clone a hybrid apex predator centipede to use as a stealthy, totally-not-the-hive defense system in the jungle.
>>36766774How about 1?We still have large drones.>>36766743If it can't hold more than 1 person, than building 1 or 2 should be enough.
>>36766728If we're going to make a project out of cloning dead queens, why don't we send a stealthy mission to Reprieve and track down our mother's remains? If nothing else we'd likely find valuable intel.
>>36766780Isn't it a lot fresher then that?
>>36766780We managed to DNA from the Skyl there and IRL we found on dinosaur fossils your argument is invalid.
>>36766825Our mother's DNA is fresher, the gardeners is ancient.
>>36766780>>36766827>We managed to find DNA on the Skyl there and IRL we found DNA on dinosaur fossils your argument is invalid.I fucked that up.
>>36766827We had bodies to study from.
>>36766860When did we found our mother's corpse?
>>36766827>We managed to DNA from the Skyl thereCitation needed.On both things, in fact.
>>36766878And we have fossilized remains of Gardener to work with or did you forget?>Preserved sample – Preserved remains of the original. Bone, tooth, or fossilized skin or hair. (Hard)
>>36766903Its been a part of previous threads to offer to make clone skyl and revive the race. So yes, we do have their DNA.
>>36766886We never did, but we could try searching again, though it could be in even worse condition since we failed last time to find it.I believe they think we can gleam info from the dead drones and ships from our mother.
>>36766903We got the DNA from the data cube and I think from the remains in the gardeners hive.
>>36766886We didn't. We rolled a nat 1 when searching for her, and subsequently evil bitch queen showed up and scared us out of the system. I'm saying we should sneak back and start looking for her.
>>36766921Which came from the data cubes. Anon is making shit up. Salvaged Skyl bodies weren't even made of biological matter, they were nothing but nanites all the way down.
>>36766614Elizabeth sits in front of one of the white crystals, thinking ferociously at it. Your speaker stands beside her inquisitively."I'm trying to interact with it." She says. "I've taken the Skyl computer apart and know it inside and out at this point, and it leaves me with the theory that it's a method of communication between your species and theirs. Like a translator. I think the crystal is similar to those cubes they left around, but built to use your mental communication." She doesn't break her gaze from the crystal, and continues to think at it with an unwavering determination. Eventually she leans back in her seat and rubs her temples."I think I'm just giving myself a headache. From what I know of the terminal, it seems designed to use a similar signal as your drones, but it all seems focused on that port, which I can only assume is for a crystal." She picks up the small crystal and turns it in her hands, looking into the strange, flowing interior. "Your race and them seemed to have some kind of alliance at some point, so it would make sense for them to develop a way to talk more naturally. In fact, my guess is that my own condition was the result of either a perfected version, or some new prototype built along this same field of research."She places the crystal back on its stand and gets up to pace the room. Her thoughts quickly loose focus and drift into various other ideas and unrelated theories as she crumples a small food wrapper and looks to your speaker. "That jerky was really good, where did you get it?"Your speaker shrugs.>Que up new research>Activate the skyl device>Cue new construction/drone production>Other>>36766601I have a pair of two liter bottles of soda and nothing to do in the morning. Two weeks without running felt terrible.>>36766661No. Not because it doesn't have the room, but because it needs to isolate the subject to perform surgery. Valen are quite large, and would only fit in a large tank.
>>36766946The one at Gardener's hive was flesh and blood.>>36766951>Activate the skyl device
>>36766951>>Que up new research>>Cue new construction/drone production>>Other>try searching for mother's corpse again
>>36766937Then why did you tell me about the freshness of are mother's corpse when I was asking about the gardener? Made it sound like we found her. When I knew we didn't.
>>36766951>Activate the skyl device
>>36766951Hmm, if we could reproduce the process that gave Elizabeth her mental ability's, we could bypass allot of shit with other races by using it to put important info in their brains.That and its a cool card to use on a trusted ally if we want to.
>>36766951We still have a number of other research to work on in the Que, we should clear those out first.>Activate the skyl deviceOh yes, here is the map.
>>36766951>>Cue new construction/drone productionI say we get this out of the way now.>>OtherMake a mental note to get Lyle to bring back some groceries for Elizabeth.
>>36766951Could we attempt to analyze Gardener's DNA?
>>36766951>>Activate the skyl device
>>36766994I was talking about her drones and ships, we can do that, or we can search for her body agian.
>>36766951>Que up new research>>Activate the skyl device>>36766543Seconded.
>>36766951>Que up new researchs>Activate the skyl device>Cue new construction/drone productionMake some Film harvesters
>>36766951>>OtherSend Corvette with tons of worker drones that can actually breathe underwater to Earth.
>>36766951>>Que up new research>>Activate the skyl devicePart of me really wants to see what comes out of that gene therapy research. I'd Que that up, along with the nanomachine research. All of them.Also thermal blades. Because thermal blades. Those sound neat.
>>36766994Apologies if I derailed your argument. Since cloning is such a time consuming and costly affair (it's taking our human clones 10 threads to reach maturity) I figured we would be better off in the long run using the freshest possible sample. The fresher the sample the lower the roll needs to be successful, and I figured we ought to be heading back to Reprieve and finishing what that shit roll stopped anyway. But while I'm on the subject, are you sure now's a good time to be making new queens? If she's a clone, this gardener will lack any memories and experience of the original, so it'd be like laying a brand new queen. We're still trying to keep our existence discreet from everyone else right now, and sending infant queens to known planets in the expanse could jeopardize that. Might want to hold off on starting a new bloodline until we make ourselves known to the humans.
>>36766951>"That jerky was really good, where did you get it?">Your speaker shrugs.I laughed at that. We should tell her about Lyle. It was his jerky after all.
>>36766951>>Send scouting party into Union SpaceWith our drones being shuttled off to the heart of Union Space, I'd like to propose starting up a dedicated espionage mission and scout out a few of their worlds in a little more depth. A good place to start would be the Eridanus System, being directly adjacent to both the Union's capital and the Valen's homeworld. Every world in this system is a sparcely populated (by Union standards) death world, making it easier to get drones in and out undetected, and are chock full of extreme and deadly wildlife, according to the pastebin.http://pastebin.com/0SEZcPP6I mean just look at this crazy shit:>Huron: deep oceans filled with all manner of strange and terrifying creatures>Corbin: home to strange and terrifying creatures that seem too different to be from the same planetThis is exactly what Hive could always use; new lifeforms whose bizarre features can be rapidly replicated as new drone adaptations, and these beasts sound exceedingly deadly. Plus, our bio ships are submersible in shallow waters, so we could send a scout corvette with our untested aquatic drones to Huron and have them sample the local fauna right under the local's noses. Almost literally.
>>36767164we dont want to clone the new queen, we want her DNA so that we can take her gene tech designs.Even salvaging 10% of her terraform tech would be hugely beneficial.
You know, I really feel like we should be scouting the commonwealth territories. We know almost nothing about them, do we? We've been so focused on space Texas.
>>36767218>terraform techNot him, but why that?Most queens usually just adapt to their environment.though we can use the tech for politics.
>>36767164Who said anything about cloning her? We just collecting genetic samples and possible accessing data, if the hive has DNA digital data storage as a technology. Don't know if they do, but it really seems like something they would have.
>>36767223Because space Texas is best Texas, plus space america sounds crazy politics wise.
>>36767223We have to buy a map from Space Switzerland first.
>>36767164The cloning part is unimportant, analyzing their DNA is what we want you know FOR THE TECH IN THEIR GENETIC MEMORY!>>36767250We could use it to colonize the ice planets in OM-759.
>>36767250that was mainly an example.Terraforming also has millitary uses. e.g. changing the gas concentrations of a globe to unbreathable for the inhabiting foe, drastically limiting them and potentially killing many.Not to mention: Lots of dead worlds around us. If we get strong, we could terraform them to our own personal biomes etc. Expanding the empire peacefully.
>>36766951"You trust it is safe to use?"Elizabeth looks to your drone blankly for a moment before she regains her train of thought. "As much as I can, I mean, I'm still not sure if all this brain speak is safe, I could have a tumor the size of a fist right now, but that's the risk of research, isn't it?"Your speaker chitters with concern. "If the risk is minimal, then perhaps it is worth an effort."Elizabeth grabs one of the crystals and walks to the console. "Then lets see how this thing really works, shall we?"Please roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>36767322
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>36767322
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>36767322
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>36767322Oh jeez
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>36767300That and make uninhabitable worlds viable to us and others>>36767322
>>36767354>uninhabitable worlds viable to us>>36767300Thats the thing, we don't need to make them vaible to us, since its cheeper to change our selves.>>36767320Though makes a good point.
>>36767322Speaking of brain tumors, we should probably give her a body scan to observe any biological changes compared to standard human.
Found this on devianart. Our mindcontrol larvas?
>>36767354>>36767374The ice planets are better since they are immune to Immolator Warhead but are normally uninhabitable.
>>36767395I think we did that when we first picked her up. The med tank detected slight scarring on her frontal lobes and unknown, microscopic particles in her blood.Basically, nanomachines in her brain.
>>36767374A planet that has no Atmo to one that does helps. It would pay for it self in the long run if we don't have to go out of our way to make a colony on a place that his more inclined to have life grow on it naturally. But that tech is for later, much later. We need focus on more important things.
>>36767374>since its cheeper to change our selves.Speaking of which, should we colonize earth?Its abandoned and shit, and what is on there are mutants.
>>36767446Damnit, I could have sworn I put that in the text box
>>36767450Concurrent scans will tell us if there is a long term or ongoing change. Its just a safety precaution.
>>36767322Does this represent the crystals well?
>>36767497 The Dark Crystal was one of the best movies from my youth. Anyone agree with me here?
>>36767434No, Parasite drones are still standard, 4-legged drones just like everything else, just with camouflage abilities and probably frightening set of spines for mandibles for stabbing veins and nerves.
>>36767485Would making cloning her easy. If we don't already have a scan for that purpose.
>>36767599Just how big is a standard drone? The parasites have to be small enough to fit inside a human being, and I thought it was implied drones are more human sized.
>>36767618>Just how big is a standard drone?Small, medium, or large.
>>36767587Yes, it was in fact the best movies of your youth.
>>36767322Almost immediately a spark erupts from the interior, and a holographic display wraps itself around the crystal, then unravels into a set of panels covered in symbols."Ha!" Elizabeth says with glee. "Keyboards, they weren't so different after all. Not very ergonomic, though.The graphic wraps around in a set of loops that appears to require several sets of hands. Elizabeth moves her hands through them before returning to the crystal. "I wonder..." She focuses her mind on the device and pictures what she knows of the Skyl in her head. A moment later a holographic diagram of a Skyl body is displayed in the air. "Aha! I knew it!" She yells, and in her celebration the display disappears.Several more displays appear, and you translate them with your knowledge of the Skyl language. As is usual in Skyl culture, they all have very dramatic and religious names and titles. You note with interest that their word for "research" translates directly as "Heresy".Among the various displays are archives and data recordings, including a number that appear with no title but a small error report "cannot display perception.">Look through research notes>Look through untitled archives>Other
>>36767696>Look through research notes>Look through untitled archives
>>36767696>>Look through research notes>>Look through untitled archives>>OtherGet our thinkers attention on this, we need those autist paying attention.
>>36767696>Look through research notesDo this first. Then look through the other.
>>36767696>Look through research notes>OtherRound up all the freed up thinkers on this for them to absorb.
>>36767696>>Look through research notes>>Look through untitled archives
>>36767696Your speaker moves over to the device and you can sense an aura about it, as if it were a drone. You quickly command it and move through the various research notes. They are beamed to your mind even as they are displayed in the air, each page flashing by too fast to be seen."Hey, hold on, I'm interested in this too, you know!" Elizabeth says as the hologram blurs with passing data.There are a number of experiment results, as well as partial designs. A great deal appears to be missing, or damaged.New research options>Psionic Cannon prototype - Detailed accounts of several experiments show the slow progress of Project Godsplitter. The cannon itself is highly volatile, and even the smallest miscalculation often results in the destruction of the ship, as well as any nearby craft. It can only be equipped to a Hive ship's spinal mount, and requires a functional Void Shard as ammunition. At least a dozen testing sizes were atomized in testing the weapon, and in the end it appears The Gardener never quite perfected it.>Weather Spire - A specialty of The Gardener, which was apparently shared with the Skyl to solidify their alliance. It is a massive spire capable of analyzing and altering the atmospheric composition of a planet over time, as well as altering localized conditions to alter weather patterns.In addition there are several notes left by the Skyl agent. There are several years worth of entries, many consisting of observations of the hive, and the Gardener's character.
>>36768123Holy shit, add both of these to the research list IMMEDIATELY. Also stop by and let heretic know of our find.
>>36768237There's no reason to share any of this with Heretic.
>>36768286Is there a reason to not share with him?
>>36768237I'd rather look at the other crystals first. Especially the one from mother's ship. Also, Rapid nano-assembly and Medical nanomachines. make surgery and hive ships and building construction faster.
>>36768286Ignore Stupid Thoughts>>36768237Yup. I bet Heretic can help us understand and perfect the technologies.
>>36768323Both are useless to him, and one makes him ask questions we don't want to answer.
>>36768349Okay, thank you!
>>36768123All this and we just find a crystal flash drive of notes so far. Still no explanation for this usage from the memories? >They are arranged around a strange device of moving crystal. You feel them think to the device, projecting their will all at once, and the crystal turns inwards on itself and expands into unnatural shapes. The crystal twists and controls, twitching into knots of spacetime. >>35038790
>>36768349Have you read his dialogue in this quest? He has pretty much devoted his existence to completing project Godsplitter and breaking Their hold on this plane of existence. This could completely change the nature of our relationship with him/it.
Some research Ideas I'm posting here because 1d4chan hates my IP:Tool: GunsightThis tool is designed to improve the accuracy of weapon grafts. This growth takes the form of a spade shaped buckler that fits over a weapon graft to place an eye in line with the firng oraface. If the drone has improved acoustic or radio sences, apropriate sensors are added to the gunsight tool.On lagre drones, weapon hardpoints are modified rather than arms.Arm: Impailer ColonyOrbs of carbon-fluid tissue with chitin spikes floating in them replace the drone's arms. Standard drones sacrafice the ability to utalize weapon grafts in return for the carbon-fluid's capacity for explosive force to impale enemies of the hive.Speacial Ship Weapon:Directional Psionic Distruptor Amplifier*requires advanced psionic distruptor organWhile we do not have the ability to overcome psionic disruptors,we can direct the jamming signal in a cone. This 'weapon' directs the signal from an psionic disruptor into a narrow cone and passes it through a set of amplifiers to increase its range.Although it can now miss a target, it can allso miss our own ships.(this also might give us some insight into the psionic canon)
>>36768348>>36768405The Engram literally cannot use it, it can only be equipped to a Hive Ship--and also, you know, requires void shards. He's also an annoying rival for resources. The salvage he's taking could be used to build more hive fleets.
>>36768405My bad, i thought heretic was a nickname for the other AI(unity?).
>>36768449I had the Same problem, but went away when i log on to my account.
>>36768123"Is the device recording?" You hear a speaker screech out the words. You recognize them, but it is the first time you have properly heard the Skyl language. It is a harsh one of chirps and shouts, and you see the speaker's trumpet like beak rattle with the volume of its statement. A short grunting howl is let out in return."Yes." The Skyl agent says, its limbs working over the holographic display.Your view from the archive is in the center of the Gardener's throne room. Crystallized amber hangs from the ceiling, bouncing the light from above in all directions and sending it streaking down on the reflecting pool around you. The Gardener sits atop an immaculate carved slab of stone that has been painstakingly shaped to appear as the twisting, gnarled root structure of a local elder tree, bits of cast off carapace have been delicately shaped and woven into the knitted branches like leaves. A worker sits nearby with its blade unsheathed, and it slowly peels at the Gardener's carapace, pulling back thin layers that crackle and rattle as she moves like a rustling bush. In her claw is the white crystal, transmitting her perceptions to the recorder in the other room.Her workers report the landing of the shuttle, and to her surprise and yours the White Queen emerges atop a row of light gray workers. The workers manning the fields above can see her Hive ship clearly in the sky, the countless tiny dots of her armada casting a light shadow over the land. They mingle along the edges of the Gardener's own picket fleet, dwarfing it in size.The bark covered warriors of the Gardner's personal guard lead your mother to the throne room itself. She looks about with her own eyes stoically. "Beautiful as always, sister."cont.
>>36768552>We've got an extended family now!>Well, had, anyways.
>>36768472Thanks, I'll try to register at taco bell tomorrow.Some more designs for your consideration:Stealth Plasma BoatHull: Fighter 50N 50MCloacking Field 5N 15MStandard armorFixed: 2 X Plasma Lance (40M)Cost: 55N 105MUpkeep: 27NSize: 10 MetersThis Small spaceboat relies on speed and stelath to enter close range with enemy ships and unleash a barrage of plasma. Escort BoatHull: Fighter 50N 50MEnergy Shield 5N 15MReflex armor 50NFixed: 2 X Autocannon (40M)Cost: 105N 105MUpkeep: 52NSize: 10 MetersThis spaceboat acts as an elite interceptor for defending the fleet from other smallcraft.Moth Insertion CraftHull: Shuttle 50N 150MCloaking Field 15N 45MStandard armorCost: 65N 195MUpkeep: 32NSize: 30 MetersWhile larger than a space pod, this insertion craft is still smaller than a Corvette making it an ideal tool for landing a large number of drones on a planet without being noticed.
>>36768449>>36768608For crying out loud, if you're going to give us a barrage of ship designs, at least wast until the end of the thread. It'll just get sidelined otherwise.And check your spelling, please.
>>36768501In the grim darkness of the far past, insectoid queens make scathing remarks about beauty, fashion, and whatever else bugs talk about.
>>36768552>>36768574>Implying all queens aren't family.>>36768762I swear our human hybrids need to be like jojo's or something.
>>36768123>Psionic Cannon prototype - Detailed accounts of several experiments show the slow progress of Project Godsplitter. The cannon itself is highly volatile, and even the smallest miscalculation often results in the destruction of the ship, as well as any nearby craft. It can only be equipped to a Hive ship's spinal mount, and requires a functional Void Shard as ammunition. At least a dozen testing sizes were atomized in testing the weapon, and in the end it appears The Gardener never quite perfected it.Isn't that the weapon our mother used? Looks like she got the research data from her sister and managed to finish the work.Although it looks like it took her ~70000 years to do so; Hopefully we can do it faster.
>>36768812We got the quantum thinkers, our mother and aunts did have them. I'm sure we can remake it faster.
>>36768812>>36768839Why not just, y'know, go find her ship and gnaw on the cannon?I mean, assuming it's still intact.
>>36768762>Honey, you call those new carapaces jobs on your honor guard vibrant, I call them tacky.>Bitch, please, you know they're absolutely fabulous.
>>36768501"Why are you here?" The question is twofold, the obvious matter of why the White Queen would call upon the Gardener, and the more interesting question of why she would deem it necessary to actually speak in person."I am leaving." She says in response. "I would hope you would join me.""Now, of all times? After we have finally developed a weapon to truly stop them? You would abandon our sisters, our new allies and our new homes?" There is a sing of betrayal, and bitterness in the thoughts."They are all already lost." Your mother thinks coldly to the Gardener. "As such they no longer matter."A quick glance is given to the Skyl nearby. It sits in the same spot behind the console, ignorant of the conversation's subject matter but apparently well aware of the growing tension. It slowly backs through a door to the small living space beyond, and the Gardener turns back to face your Mother."You think I would abandon my garden so easily? That I have so little hope in what we have learned and accomplished?""Vanity and hope will not help you or them."The Gardener lets out a verbal hiss in anger. "And your pride will be your own! Just as it was to the Old Mothers! Me and my children will stand and fight with our new allies, and you can freeze in the depths of oblivion!"Your Mother simply sits there, her white figure ghostly in the light of the throne room. "Very well." She finally says. "But one final word. Do not trust the Black Queen's line, her knowledge is dangerous, and will do more harm then good.""And your own is not? She at least has offered to help, not flee after our first real victory." A pair of warriors step forward. They make no show of threat, but it is a rude and obvious display. Your Mother's workers carry her away and back to her shuttle. As the lookouts watch her armada blink away the Gardner simmers in her throne, her mind going over fleet strength and ship numbers."There will not be enough."
Hope you guys like shitty artworks.
>>36768927Damn, it, mother, why didn't you explained yourself? Surely she would have understood if you explained strategical situation?And now Black Queen betrayed everyone (shouldn't she be called Obsidian Queen now, for shards growing on her?) and your sister died trying to contact you, most likely. :(
Got this done in a drawthread, since we love Lee so much.
>>36769072>Wop it out!
>>36769083>Surely she would have understood if you explained strategical situation?She already knows. "There will not be enough." She knows staying here is a losing proposition. She's not being pragmatic enough to leave with WQ, nonetheless.
>>36768927The image flickers as the recording stops. The Gardener turns her attention to other matters and the senses of the archive pick up only small details. Pods are sent to distant hives, each with messages for distant queens. The Yellow Queen, the Gray Queen, the Shaper, the Nomad, the Spotted Queen, the Builder, and the Black Queen. A moment later ships begin to blink into orbit, not all of the Queens posses a Hive ship, but the sky quickly darkens with their respective fleets.The shuttles touch down and the emissaries of dozens of queens emerge. The Gardener stuffs the crystal in her claw into the crevasses of her throne and the archive ends, although it appears there are several others.>Look through the others>Save them for later and attend to other matters (write in)>Other
>>36769142I love it.
>>36769248>>Look through the others
>>36769072>>36769142These are great.
>>36769248>Look through the othersMaybe we will find something about Nomad.
>>36769248>Look through the others
>>36769248>>Look through the othersMan, Look at all those names.If we could have a title other than "The Red Queen" What would you guys want it to be?
>>36769303I wonder what our daughters names will be.
>>36769303Something to do with manipulation
>>36769330I was going to say something about revenge or retribution, but I can get behind Godslayer.
>>36769303The cheeky Queen.
>>36769303Ideally, we wouldn't need a name beyond "Mother," because once we kill the Obsidian Queen bitch we will be the last of our kind, or the mother of all future hives.
>>36769341>>36769330Please no, that name is way too corny.
>>36769303The Blood Queen wouldn't be too bad. Seeing that we had some nasty fights before we even got our hive started, those other queens might never had any fights up close and personal in their lives.
>>36769358That's a good one
>>36769341We'll have to earn that name though.
>Look through the othersPower is but the lock, Information is the key.
>>36769354I like mother.
>>36769248>>Save them for later and attend to other matters (write in)Send all the aquatic workers and vacuum workers to earth, along with some bio-tanks and freshly laid parasite drones. We can save this tale of the Day the Black Stars Fell for later.
>>36769303What about 'Orphan', 'Refugee', or 'Survivor', or the like? We're the last of our kind not fallen to the Obsidian Queen, here.
>>36769394>>36769354>>36769358If we end up "Adopting" a bunch of other species like we did Lyle, we could be the Foster mother.
>>36769273I'm working on another one, but I don't have a good reference for the Queen. The one I drew is not satisfying to me, mind posting some references for me?
>>36769429Also, fuck drawing those void gods! they are a bitch to get looking good.
>>36769429Look up Ender's Game faggot.
>>36769429Hang on, I got a few.
>>36769528Welp, looks like I'm using this one. Fuck that's cute
>>36769565Yeah, that's just about the only full body shot pic of a formic queen I could dig up across the entire internet. Here's the last one that might come in handy.
yeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!! this quest is fucking AWESOME!!! I ended up reinstalling sword of the stars to hiver binge while waiting for more since I finished the archives!
>>36769565>Fuck that's cuteTry looking here for a second>http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Thri-kreen
>>36769603Welcome to the quest my good anon.
>>36769603Welcome to the party, fledgling. Grab a refreshing can of nutrient paste and relax, enjoy the show.
>>36769593Oh, my mistake, one very last one, possibly of a different queen this time.
>>36769593You know what the best thing about that pic is?I don't have to draw the head mantle, because I'm just going to replace it with the top queen hat.
>>36769429These are a good references:>>36769510>>36769528>>36769593>>36769646But, the hive is different read this as it provides written information about the hives anatomy:http://pastebin.com/ucjHL4TqAlso, look through the ask as some information about the queens appearance like her red splotchy coloring, her healed broken leg, and her four fingers. I'd link them, but I would need to search through all of it.
>>36769248The meetings have ended. The emissaries remain stuffed in the meeting hall where they shall remain as a quick method of communication. The memories of the events are still fresh in the Gardener's mind, and flickers of it filter through to the recording. With the White Queen gone, the Gardener has become the leader of their empire. The notion had caused panic among many. Scouting pods had been sent, and it was confirmed that every world of the White Queen's was left empty. Its hives devoid of life, and their picket fleets missing. Despite the magnitude of the situation, the debate quickly centered on who would take the newly abandoned worlds. Several skirmishes break out in their orbits as a dozen egg layers are sent hurdling into their atmospheres.It is the Black Queen that quelled the commotion."The matter is pointless. Only one weapon matters at this point, and it must be given priority over all else." Her effigy is a black obelisk of chitin covered in eyes and twitching claws. The workers carrying it each a sleek black beetle with barbed limbs linked into the base of the obelisk like shackles.The Gardener thinks nervously for a moment before her own effigy speaks. It may not have been necessary with them all in her own hive, but it was considered polite custom. The small tree wreaths in its place, the leaves and blossoms of specially mutated eyes and limbs wave in a simulated breeze. "Testing has spent much of our reserves. We will require more samples to continue."The Black Queen responds simply. "I will provide them.cont.>>36769429I had pictured the general shape to be something like this, although you have picked up a more vibrant coloration. Your own coloration ranges from red trim to light pink accents, although the base carapace is still mostly white.>>36769646The weird mind game dream sequences actually helped inspire the whole Lyle mind sequence, actually.
>>36768123>Weather SpireHoly shit, is it like this, although a bit more organic in nature?
Why is Queen such a qt?
>>36769739"How can we trust these creatures and their ideas? This device has never been able to function, why do they think they can help to solve it?" The Nomad's effigy teeters on a carefully balanced leg, its upper body consisting of a central sphere of chitin attached to another that spins slowly on a rotating joint like a moon orbiting a world.The Builder's scaffold-like effigy twitches in response. "The Old Queens died to free them, would you dismiss the trust they placed in them so quickly?"The Gray Queen's shifting blob responds. "It was their misguided ways that brought us to the brink of extinction! I place no trust in their judgment."The room erupts again. Artillery fire rains down on closing warrior formations on several distant worlds as the opportunistic lesser queens fight over the empty worlds your Mother left behind."They show promise, and we will tend to them as they help us, it is the only option we have!" The Gardener manages to silence the room, although the warfare continues across a dozen worlds. Several cruisers, the largest some of the minor queens posses, open fire on the temporary bases as the egg layers desperately attempt to secure a bomb shelter."Then I will continue to provide resources." The Black Queen says, and the effigies grow still as the queens place their attention to other things, the matter settled.It is several weeks later that the Black Queen sends a new thought. A shipment has been prepared, and something new has been developed and is ready for testing.cont.
>>36770056We're just simply the best mother. Lee would be lucky to have us!
>>36770070The new development the Black Queen made was really a sabotage device sent from the void gods wasn't it?
>>36770072We should plan a proper human wedding ceremony for Lee and Queen. Being a single mom is hard.
>>36770234>>36770072Please stop this bullshit.
>>36770234I doubt the queen even really understands the concept of couples. She has no need for a male, she can reproduce on her own.That just means Lee will have to teach us the meaning of love
>>36770070>The Builder's scaffold-like effigy twitches in response. "The Old Queens died to free them, would you dismiss the trust they placed in them so quickly?""Them" being the Skyl, freed from the crystal overlords. But. They were only liberated like 1000 years or less before their extinction? Are all the 1000-year-old queens really already dead now to the point of being called "Old Queens"?
>>36770286Yeah lets develop some sex organs once lee comes back.
>>36770251This anon is right, Lee is not for using like Lyle or workers or as a husbando, he must remain pure!
>>36770295you should reread things you have the timeline totally wrong
>>36770295I get the impression they're called the old queens because they arrived in this area via the ark and served as a previous generation of queens to this group.
>>36770343>he said, utterly oblivious to the ironystupidanon pls go and stay go>>36215048>>Wait, how much time passed between rebellion and extermination?>About a thousand years or so. When you have seventy thousand to work with, a few centuries here and there doesn't seem all that important.
>>36770251And you are no fun. I am being partly serious. Depending later on when the human worlds learn of us, AND if we make peaceful relations with them, we might do this as a PR stunt to get them to work with us better. Or at least something to it.
>>36770322>>36770319>>36770251>>36770234In all seriousness, whatever Lee is to us, he obviously holds a special place in our hearts. But we're not about to fuck or marry him. The feelings we have about him are way different then sexual attraction or romantic attraction.
What happened to our 'kidnapped' drones? Weren't they about to be put in a human military base when we left off?
>>36768858Its not it blew the fuck up and took half the ship with it.
>>36770430We're multitasking. They got put into containment. Humans haven't bothered them again yet probably.
>>36770427Tell that to fluff, i swear i will be pissed if these fuckers try to bring in romance and smut into the quest.
>>36770322>>36770286>>36770234>>36770072If I could kill you all with hate I would do so immediately.
>>36770430Whatever happens to them, it doesn't really matter.We programmed them to dissolve themselves if anything close to research is attempted on them.
>>36770399ya she died 70k years ago
>>36770451It broke in half. There should be still enough of the intact to study the psionic cannon.
>>36770461They're not really being serious anon. Though all this talk does make me wonder what ever happened to that smut fic featuring the Queen and Theseus...
>>36770513But we already have all the design documents from the Skytl computer.
>>36770453>>36770461Relax, relax, all in good fun yeah? It's an ongoing joke.
>>36770503We are talking relative to the the 'now' of the vision, just before extermination occurs, in which they refer to Old Queens, and figuring out the deal there. Stop saying irrelevant things.
>>36770453No need for that here and now. If I feel like it, I'll make a side story fic about it if I can find the time. Besides, getting Lee back is way down on the list of things to get done. >>36770546>>36770561Indeed. Some anons are just too serious.
>>36770070"What have you developed?" The Gardner asks as the Black Queen's Hive ship drifts into a closer orbit. A number of shuttles drift down to the surface.There is no response.The shuttles touch down, and as they slowly open warriors march out, their black armored shells like glassy marble, blasted with radiation and baked with heat like black porcelain. Their joints creak as they slide over one another like grating metal. Of of the shuttles contains an object, like an effigy but larger and rounder. It's black surface cracks as the warriors drop it to the ground and it swells up from within, the thin membrane revealing a gnarled object held within like a cage.It is an effigy, a relay apparently salvaged from long forgotten meeting hall.The pain is agonizing, even through the recording. The orbiting ships open fire, sweeping the picket fleet aside in a single volley. The drones drop where they are, twitching in agony and confusion, and the Gardener rocks to the side, breaking the fragile branches of her throne as she collapses to the floor under her own weight. The warriors continue to march through the hive to the meeting hall, where the drones quickly take the effigies and drag them away. The Builder's detonates as it leaves the room, coating the black warriors in acid, although they seem unaffected.The Gardener twitches in pain on the floor of the throne room, the small crystal dropping from her grasp. The vision blurs as the Gardener reaches for it in desperation. A squawking is heard behind her as the warriors drag out the Skyl agent. The burst of several thorn launchers followed by silence. You only see the crystal as the Gardener reaches out for it, her grasp only inches away as her vision fades. The archive stutters to static as either the life leaves her or the mental connection with the crystal fades. You are unsure which happens first.As you bring your attention back to the hive you see Elizabeth looking at your speaker, visibly worried.
>>36770561>>36770546You don't let /tg/ go with an ongoing joke, they usually run it down to the ground, and i can see this end with lee saying its weird that we want to fuck him and shit.
>>36770513If you read it again you will see that the cannon misfired and took half the ship with it. I read this about 20 minutes ago.
>>36770546Haha, well the truth is I made it and left it on a friends laptop right as final month studying came around and I forgot to ask her for it. She e-mailed it to me after finals a few days ago and was thinking about posting it in this thread but I want to add a tad to the end before then.
>>36770586>>36770137Fucking called it.
>>36770586"Is everything okay? The little guy started twitching a bit there.">Inform Elizabeth of the recording>It's not important>Say other (write in)
Anyone mind explaining the effigies?And why they are different?
>>36770636>nform Elizabeth of the recording
>>36770636>Inform Elizabeth of the recordingWell then, that was a masterful betrayal there. We need to understand what sort of weapon she just used there.
>>36770636>Inform Elizabeth of the recordingIt seems Gardener was betrayed.>>36770647>Anyone mind explaining the effigies?>And why they are different?Representatives.
>>36770586>It is an effigy, a relay apparently salvaged from long forgotten meeting hall.And it acted as a psionic jammer? But the Black Queen's warriors remained alive. Did she develop a counter to jamming, or had she independently discovered quantum brain adaptation equivalents?Also this explains why it seemed like a hive weapon killed the Skyl. Duh. It wasn't the Gardener turning on him or vice versa. That was an early hint that there was a Queen on the enemy side.
>>36770670We already have one anon.
>>36770636>>Inform Elizabeth of the recording
>>36770636>Inform Elizabeth of the recording.>Say other.Don't trust other hives.Jesus fuck, the plot thickens.
>>36770636>>It's not importantWe can tell you a bedtime story later.
>>36770670We experienced it before, remember the first time diplomacy failed with the AI, well imagine that full force right next to your hive.
>>36770636>Inform Elizabeth of the recording
>>36770647They are advanced relays placed in the eldest queen's hive to serve as representatives in negotiations. Their appearance is considered to be a visual representation of the queen's personality or nature, and is a purely artistic choice.
>>36770688Shouldn't a psionic disruptor affect her drones too? If it is a variant, we should look into that.
>>36770739What do our relays look like?
>>36770611Please do upload it when the threads done. I don't even plan on getting my rocks off to it, I'm just that curious as to how you would write something like that. Sides, the premise sounds kek-tastic.
>>36770739So the White Queen, being the eldest queen at the time, wouldn't have or need one, since they're at her hive. Her autism not caring about frivolous things like aesthetics.
>>36770800They were all at the gardeners place. Whitey showed up in person to say she was going it alone.
>>36770874>All the Queens relays a look like an insect version of this.
>>36770903>We become known amongst other Queens as 'that cheeky bugger'.
>>36770970Jesus fuck, my sides.
>>36770878The effigies were clearly only just sent to the Gardener's place when Gardener assumed the position of eldest after White Queen left.Logically, before that, they weren't at the Gardener's place.
>>36771046Speaking of that,I'm amused with the image that all of the Queens are being polite to each other at the meeting but are having their armies and fleets murder each other for lebensraum at the same time.
>>36771046I was responding to>So the White Queen, being the eldest queen at the time, wouldn't have or need one, since they're at her hive.Specifically "since they're at her hive" As I assumed that what was meant was that the two queens present were at the white queens hive.
>>36771097Yeah QD mentioned that if we had any daughters they would likely be loyal to us and our decisions but fight actual open conflicts between themselves over territory and resources. War is a very casual affair for a hive queen, it seems.
>>36771152>>36771097It's because drones are so disposable. War is a much bigger deal for other races because they put so much more value in the people actually going to go fight them.
>>36770636Your speaker explains the situation and Elizabeth slumps in her seat. "I'm sorry to hear that. I'm not sure what would be worse, being the last of my kind, or having the only other trying to kill me.""The hive grows regardless." Your speaker says, Elizabeth gives a wary smile. "Well that's good, but you should be careful. We should be careful, one way or another, I have a feeling this war will be coming to a close soon."Your speaker clacks its mandibles in agreement.The lights hum within their metal cages as your speaker stairs into the blank eye of the security camera. It has remained still and silent since it was dropped into the small room, and your flies have done their best to infiltrate the base. A man looks board on the other side of tinted glass, your fly sitting in the air vent behind him as he drifts in and out of sleep with a set of headphones over his ears and a number of recording equipment set up around him.Not far away, your workers sit in a sealed and reinforced chamber. A similar glass wall separates them and a small lab. A small corporate logo in the corner of both windows read "Hammer-tech™ Transparasteel©">Speak with your speaker (write in)>Detonate your drones (write in)>Other (write in)
>>36771286>>Speak with your speakerDemand human social interaction
>>36771286>>Detonate your drones (write in)For the hive
>>36771286>Speak with your speaker"Where is Lee?"
>>36771286Do nothing, wait them out. cause the workers to fidget and act like cats
>>36771286>Speak with your speaker Ask for the boss.
>>36771286>>Speak with your speakerWe know you study us, it is useless.
>>36771286>>OtherLets play the waiting game, I'm pretty sure the Queen is more patient
>>36771286>>Speak with your speaker (write in)"Hammer-tech" is the tech made from the one who hammers?
>>36771330Not yet, we haven't messed with the researcher's heads yet. Once the surgical stuff starts coming in, though, detonate.
>>36767587fucking loved that movie, and that strange shark jawed furball dog thing.
>>36771286No visible human = no speaker activity
>>36771286>Speak with your speaker (write in)We will die if no human will come talk to us.
>>36771286>Other (write in)Do nothing.Have the drones fidgit and act like cats, get anxious.Have the speaker drone do nothing. At all.
>>36771382Can it at least smile creepily at the tinted window, using the fly to tell us his every movement so we can follow it?
>>36771286>Wait. Unless they plan on dissecting us.
>>36771413Can't really do that unless he moves. So, probably only following the entrance of a human or their exit.
>>36771348>>36771366>>36771376>>36771382Oh yeah i remember that was stated last thread right?Have the workers start chewing the walls till someone starts talks to the speaker in person right?>>36771286 Backing these guys
>>36771286supporting these things:>>36771382>>36771376
>>36771114Right, "they" meant the effigies there, yeah, not the Queens.
>>36771286>since it was dropped into the small room,What are the walls of the room made of, if the window is Transparasteel?
>>36771286The workers move to the walls and seem to sniff at them, then they gnaw on the metal, their mandibles sliding back and forth against the smooth reinforced walls. One of them reaches the window, and the others quickly follow suit until they are all clawing and gnawing on the transparasteel, their open jaws grinding on the window in front of the researchers. One of them takes a quick photo and the workers all drop to the ground."Shit, are they alright?"One of them leaps back to its feet, and the others quickly claw their way back up and they resume their attempts to eat the room from the inside out. Several small grates are torn at in an effort to find a weak point, but it remains sturdy. Despite this, scratch marks and dimples begin to appear along the walls, and the researchers show some concern. Eventually a small door opens and what appears to be a foam lever emerges from the opening.>Attack the lever>Attempt to eat the lever>Ignore it>Other
>>36771682>Attempt to eat the lever
>>36771682>Chop the foam lever into artful shapes and stack them
>>36771682>>Attempt to eat the leverWhatever works
>>36771682>Other Pull the lever!
>>36771682>Ignore it.They're trying to distract us from destroying the room, don't fall for it.
>>36771720>>36771732Either of these pls.
>>36771682>Ignore itcontinue whatever you are doing. Gnaw the transparasteel, make them do nothing.
>>36771720You know what, that sounds fun. Do this.Supporting.
>>36771682have the workers bat at the lever like cats
>>36771732I feel stupid for just noticing the clever is for gathering their saliva.
>>36771682>Ignore it.Fuck these guys.
>>36771682Wait. Are they testing for sentience? We should probably like. Pull the lever, guys. We want to do things that make it harder to get funding for future kidnapping attempts.
>>36771682>>Attempt to eat the lever
>>36771777Becuase of thisi'm changing my vote from this>>36771699to this>>36771732
>>36771720I like this, but we don't need them ALL to do it.
>>36771682>>Ignore itMetal tasty foam not so much
>>36771682React with shock to the level and beat at it with arm blades.
>>36771777Oh shit! There trying to get samples. Don't eat the lever, it's a ruse!
If we do try to eat it have a drone chop it off and eat it completely no saliva for them
>>36771777Fuck he's right, they can get DNA like this.>>36771732>>36771720Seconded
>>36771682>Ignore itFuckers think that will stop us.
>>36771682>Ignore itNot happening
>>36771682I support this one.>>36771720
>>36771720>suggesting we act autistically
>>36771967>Implying we aren't
>>36771967Well, we could scratch creepy messages into the walls about people our flys can see but our drones can't. But that would be telling them more than they deserve to know.
>>36771682The workers continue to claw at the walls as the small foam pole sits in the center of the room. A researcher shares a bland look with another, and with a click of his pen writes something on his clipboard. Another flips a switch and the lights go out, leaving your workers in total darkness.>Continue to have them claw the walls>Have your workers halt>Other (write in)
>>36772031>Other (write in)have them all explode
>>36772031>Continue to have them claw the walls
>>36772031>Have our speaker say "I wouldn't do that if I were you."
>>36772031>Other (write in)They should all lay down and sleep
>>36772031>>Continue to have them claw the wallsMaybe have one explode from "Shock."Just one. Maybe.That might be a terrible idea though.
>>36772031>>Continue to have them claw the walls
>>36772031>>Have your workers halt
>>36772031>Continue to have them claw the wallsThey're testing for stimuli.
>>36772031>Have our workers halt, look around confusedly for a bit, then continue being cats
>>36772081I like this idea. Have the workers continue to claw while our speaker says this.
>>36772031>OtherWrite cryptic things on the walls with their claws.
>>36772109Actually, I like this idea.Take >>36772088And add the idea of them halting, before continuing.
>>36772123>more than they deserve to know
>>36772031>Other (write in)Have them all fall over and then recover, like when the photo was taken. This will convince them sudden changes in light have some kind of effect on the drones.
>>36772031>Claw at where the lights were.
>>36772031Supporting this >>36772081
>>36772031>Continue clawing at the walls.>Write 'Who's studying who?' on the walls.
>>36772031Write cryptic things/pictographs on the walls, when light goes up have them do nonsensical clawing/scratching on the wall.
>>36772031I'm voting for this. Possibly have them scurry around in mild terror once they recover.>>36772154
>>36772154This is perfect
>>36772109That shows that they are self aware to an extent.
>>36772154I can go for this.
>>36772171It would be weird to reveal they know how to write English.Though the Speaker can speak it obviously.
>>36772031>Write cryptic stuff on the walls.
>>36770070>onyx hiver queen as image for black queenho boy she is evil and power mad isnt she?
>>36772171>>36772238C'mon guys. You have to ease into the spooky, you can't go from 2spooky4me to 6spooky24me in a single dash.You have to let them think they have shit figured out first, before showing them they fuckin' don't.
>>36772269Agreed. People are rushing things.
>>36772269>>36772281Yes. Wait on the spooky stuff for a bit.Also: write it in the Skyl language.
>>36772297no just make up a language
>>36772171This, but in accordance with>>36772269 's concerns, have the workers act confused on the sentence they supposedly clawed. Maybe have the speaker ask "did you guys write that?" or something.
>>36772171I like this.
...But we are going to spook them right?
>>36772313What. No. That would be even more stupidly ahead of the game on the spookyometer.
>>36772343Most fucking certainly.
>>36772313Oh, boy. That's perfect.
Seriously guys at least THINK they got a grip on things before we start spooking them!
>>36772312>>36772297How about you just scratch eyes and pictures of giant bugs eating things and shit? Maybe make the things they eat progressively more human looking?
>>36772154Yes please>>36772171No, too blatant. No subtlety at all. 3/10.
>>36772346Maybe have the writing be in Katakana or some other scratchy alphabet, because we want them to think 'we're seeing things' first. It's a coincidence that they'd write something like that, right?Of course, we could always do the wall-writing later. After they get comfy with us.
>>36772368They do. They have us in cages, They're as in control as we'll ever let them be.
>>36772031>Write creepy shit on the walls.
>>36772402I meant "Get a grip on things" as in, make them think they understand us in some form.
>>36772402Y'know what he really means.That they have data to work from, when it's all data that we're providing them specifically.That way they try to go forward with data like "changes in light shock the worker-class" or some nonsensical shit like that.
>>36772031The workers drop to the floor as the lights cut out and lie still on their backs, their legs curled in the air. After a moment the lights flicker back on, and your workers slowly get back up. They wander in confusion before returning to their clawing and chewing on the walls. A researcher sighs and writes out another note on his clipboard."Ok, lets just move on with the next test." A researcher pulls a small lever and a pile of a dozen metal blocks, each half a meter in size falls from a hole in the ceiling into a pile in the corner of the room. The foam pole retracts into the floor.>Ignore the blocks>Build something with them (write in)>Eat the blocks>Other
>>36772368They don't understand horror.>>36772402We need to set up a consistent pattern then break it.
>>36772445>>Otherstand on the blocks, the floor is lava!
>>36772445>Build something with them (write in)Build "Fuck You"
>>36772445>Build something with them (write in)A queen
>>36772445>>Build something with them (write in)Build mimicries of hive structures.
>>36772031HOLD IT HERE COMES A SPOOKY IDEAWhat if once the lights go on, all the drones inside stare at one point of space together? As if there's something there. And have some act a bit defensive/scared. Would be a wonderful start to the spookiness.
>>36772457Seconding with the power of the fist of the north star. Have them raise their limbs as high as they can, too.
>>36772445>Build something with them (write in)Build a pyramid.We have to play along somewhat or we won't get out of the cage.
>>36772445>Make a statue of the void god.
>>36772445>Stare at the doctor"Those eyes, whose are they"
>>36772445>Build something with them (write in)Build a tower, knock it down, then stare at the reseacher
>>36772457Yes why the fuck not.Lets make these poor guys lives confusing as shit
>>36772445>>Build something with them (write in)Build a human effigy. Dramatically destroy it.
>>36772445>Build something with them (write in)Chew them into loving renditions of human genitalia. (this is a joke)
>>36772457Oh, fuck it, supporting. Have them play with it like children.
>>36772467That is actually a good idea.
>>36772445>Ignore the blocksBait the researchers, have one drone pick up one, then have it bang the wall with it.
>>36772463No, how about Lyle's first phrase he said to a hive drone "bugger you, mate". If I recall that was when a wasp drone ambushed and impaled, and he said it just before he broke that drones jaw.
>>36772445Time to ramp up the spookiness, guys. Make some sort of structure, maybe pyramid, then have all your workers stare at it. Then all suddenly fall down as if the lights went out.
>>36772457Hehe, this. Maybe chew on the ceiling?
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>36772445Rolling to create a representation of the crawling chaos that hides in the shadows between worlds.
>>36772445>Build something with them;>an effigy of the Skyl, one of a human, one of a Ceph, one of a drone, and then a crystal>then bludgeon all of them, starting with the Skyl, to pieces with the crystal.>when they get to the drone, any drone not doing the bludgeoning will thrash and panic, before finally laying still as it's destroyed>once the performance piece is over, our drones get up and begin tearing the drone with the crystal to pieces.>None of them move to touch the metal crystal; and they avoid it as though it were a pillar of fire, until we say otherwise.
>>36772445have the drones lounge upon the blocks and appear to sleep
>>36772031>>36772048I envisioned this in my head and laughed so damn hard.
>>36772445Have one drone start building a tower, but have another one steal them from him and eat them.
>>36772445>Build something simple.Make them think we only have rudimentary intelligence, then when they think we're safe we sacrifice a scientist and make a depiction of void crystals in his blood.
>>36772529Seriously, no, fuck you. It doesn't work that way, it's been five minutes, it is not time to ramp up the spookyness.
>>36772457>>36772550I like these.
>>36772561All I'm saying is we go Lovecraftian slowly on these guys, 'nawmean?
>>36772529The plan had been to be spooky by having the workers stop freaking out as soon as the Speaker is interacted with again, who also immediately starts chattering.
>>36772544Actually, this is 2spooky for this early in the game.I say instead of this; we make a metal effigy of a human.
>>36772529And to add that they move like they are performing some sort of ritual of summoning. Total useless acting,but fun all the same.
>>36772529I imagine watching a room full of bugs stand on some blocks with their hands in the air would be pretty spooky.
>>36772494>>36772505These are good. A parallel to the space racists destroying an effigy of a bug at their protests.
>>36772452yup, keep them confused as FUCK with random unpredictable behavior. >>36772528 I love it.>>36772457>>36772535do this AFTER we spelt bugger you, oh god if I was the researcher id be so fucking confused.
I suppose the other approach we could take would be to make the drones seem suuuuuper sympathetic. Guilt the shit out of the researchers.Then explode.
Question, do the flies have any ability to interfere with the cameras or recording equipment with the speaker? So we can have the screen flicker, and when the flicker is gone the speaker is standing up and somewhere else in the room?Probably a long shot.>>36772540Disappointing.
>>36772587>>36772596That's a horrible idea, there's no point to being spooky aside from entertainment value.
>>36772505>>36772590Human effigy would at least work as the first of the long, very slow buildup in spooky. Because later we can use the effigy in spookiness when we damage it whenever the lights go out again.
>>36772652Not like we have anything else to do with them. The minute actual tests start we just blow them up so we might as well have fun now.Also how exactly do people plan to make a human effigy out of half meter blocks?
>>36772669That is a decent idea.
>>36772652Well, confusing the researchers would be one.Maybe a bit later after we put the 'special ed children' act, we could do the spooks.>>36772669This is cool, maybe make a human effigy, then stare at it. When the next stage of the experiment happens... we knock down the effigy brutally, then fall down as if the lights go out.Let's see how the scientists interpret THAT.
>>36772703My goal is to foster deliberate misinformation that causes them to underestimate us or seriously question the assumptions they have already made that may be closer to the truth.
>>36772031link the drones by there arms into a ball and go bowling after stacking the cubes into pins to knock over.
>>36772775step one, make bowling pins
>>36772728I like this idea.
we need to draw a picture of lee on the glass
Since we are past the bump limit, can we crate this or head towards researching it?>>36766543
>>36772872Strange, why didn't the pic show up.
>>36772445Several of the workers sift through the piles of blocks, and the researchers lean forward. A worker begins pushing a block around the room with its head before crawling on top of it, several others do the same and your drones claw at the ceiling, clacking their mandibles at the light fixtures just out of reach.The researchers sigh again as they take their notes, and the door behind them opens. Killinger walks through and checks his watch. "How goes things, gentlemen?""Not all that good. We didn't get a single bite on the gauge, so still no telling what their bite is. The best reaction we seem to get from them is having them fall over, and they have been chewing on the walls since they got in there."A worker has two boxes stacked on top of each other. It stairs at them for a long while before slapping the top block away. A researcher drops his head in his hands."I once had a cat that clawed on the furniture. You just need to know how to deal with animals." Killinger walks up to the glass where a worker's face is pressed against it, scrapping its mandibles on the transparasteel."How did you manage that, sir?"Killinger lifts a small plastic case and hits a small button. "I got rid of it." He says. A white gas erupts from the walls and sends your workers sprawling away from the glass in pain. Conrad turns to the researchers as he straightens his tie. "A roach can chew through anything if you give it enough time. That's what the gas is for." He walks to the door, and without looking back says "I have a campaign to win, I expect your report by the end of the week."cont.
>Thermobaric weaponryWhy bother? Chemical / biological weapons will do just as well for people in cover.
>>36773003Meant for >>36772905
>>36773000>a campaign to winAhahah.Fuck this guy.
>>36773000Wait, is he planning on killing us? No fair, that was our plan!
>>36773000So he just got himself a place on our to kill listSo lyles next mission?
>>36773003>>36773024Its heavy duty anti infantry, that also has a vacum affect.It is also one of the most damaging types of explosives that has good reach.
>>36773000A poison we're not immune to yet? We can fix that.
>>36773000Tempted to have the drone he gassed mutilate itself in some horrifying manner.
>>36773084>"I got rid of it." He says. A white gas erupts from the walls and sends your workers sprawling away from the glass in pain. Conrad turns to the researchers as he straightens his tie. "A roach can chew through anything if you give it enough time. That's what the gas is for." He walks to the door, and without looking back says "I have a campaign to win, I expect your report by the end of the week."have the speaker quote this back to them
>>36773084We can just nuke them and we are masters of ground warfare anyway
>>36773098Wha? ALL of it?!
>>36773088Yes we can.>>36773092Why not have it mutilated by the others? That's far more horrifying than having it mutilate itself.Time for that effigy, too.>>36773098Not yet, my dear child.
>>36773117It can also be good for boarding parties, plus just nuking something is a huge waste, and also damaging to our own drones.
>>36773117Its probably much cheaper than nukes, and it never hurts to have more options.
>>36773117Did we ever test out our warrior drones or advanced warrior drones on the drop pods?
>>36773133Mutilate the drone and obscure the researcher's view with its entrails?
could we have our speaker start doing human imitations, "look at me i'm a big round human and i tell the others what to do"
>>36773117>>36773154Forgot to say you don't have to worry about radiation with them either.
>>36773084We've a hive race. We don't need an expensive alternative to breaching and clearing a building because our drones are very expendable. We also don't need to dodge around Geneva conventions, so napalm / VX gas / anthrax. will work just fine fire anti infantry.
>>36773000A static thump from the microphone fills the small room with static as your speaker sits perfectly still. A familiar voice comes through as the glass changes tint with a groan."Hello. Do you remember me?"Adam Seiner sits in the window. You manage the first good look at his face since you saw him in person from within his suit. A pair of round spectacles cling to his face as he clicks a pen with one hand and scratches at a gray beard of stubble with the other. "It's been a long time since we last met, how have you been?">Speak (write in)>Other
>>36773222"where is the lee?"
>>36773222Say nothing Tell unity about Seiner location and figure out how he got here?
>>36773222>Speak (write in)get all cryptic, "pretty good, just thinking about the long war"
>>36773222"Seiner. This one has been stolen from the hive."
>>36773222>"What doctor Killinger did wasn't very smart."
>>36773084I like a 'cleaner' bombardment option than nuking, but don't care enough to try independent research to this effect. If we capture enemy weaponry of this kind, great.
>>36773222>SpeakWhy do you sein the adam?
>>36773222>Speak (write in)"Where is Lee? I want to meet Lee. Is Lee here?"Start convulsing in the middle of the speech.
>>36773214Burns through shit better then napalm and works fine on people with gas masks. Not certain but I have heard it is also very simple to make.
>>36773222>"This one wishes to know why the Seiner is outside this one's abode.">"Is the Seiner bothered by something? Is this one lacking in some feature that would make it acceptable to the Seiner?"Also, have our workers stand very, very still while we're talking with Seiner. Like robots that've stopped receiving signals.
>>36773222"We have been trapped. What have you been doing? Killinger was speaking to us before."
>>36773222"This one is in functional condition. No damage. Is this your hive?"
>>36773261Yes, remind them that we know more than they ever will.
>>36773222Demand the Lee. Say that you'll be noncompliant until the Lee is seen.
>>36773222>Speak "I was wondering when you would return. We have much to talk about."
>>36773222>Speak (This one is good and then ask him every question we have asked everyone else)
>>36773222>SpeakWhere is Lee?>OtherInform Unity that we have found Seiner.
>>36773307>Also, have our workers stand very, very still while we're talking with Seiner. Like robots that've stopped receiving signals.But of course.
>>36773222Huh.One of the Flies was there watching the bored security guard on the other side of the glass.But it didn't notice Seiner approach.We can at least track him when he leaves.
>>36773222>Speak (write in)"You are of Lee's hive where is Lee?"
>>36773222>"We don't like Killinger. You will see what happens to things we don't like."
>>36773214>expensive alternative to breaching and clearing a building Bunker Buster is not the same as Thermobaric. Bunker Bustr bombs have a pointed and hardened tip and a time delay fuse. It hits and lights the fuses, then the bomb penatrates with kinetic impact alone, then the fuse hits the high explosive charge and produces an explosion inside the target which confines the pressure, allowing it to build up to levels MUCH higher than an unconfined explosion. The resulting pressure completely disintegrates the target. Thermobaric weapons detonate a dispersing charge immediately on impact that destroys the bomb case (which destroys its aerodynamic shape and penetrating capability) and spreads into a mist (or even vaporizes) a highly flammable liquid. A timed fuse is also lit at the moment of impact, which is precisely set to reach a fuel ignition charge at the right time. This time is when the fuel is dispersed to the ideal concentration for most efficient burning with the oxygen in the air. When the proper fuel air ratio mixture is lit, the resulting burn is a reaction the proceeds at DETONATION (supersonic) speed! This creates first a massively powerful outward blast as that sudden burst of heat and pressure violently expels air in a powerful shockwave. Also, since the reaction is based on burning, It consumes all the oxygen in the region creating a partial vacuum. While the air in any explosive shock wave has a positive-pressure front side and negative-pressure backside , with this partial vacuume forming due to burning oxygen, also because of the burning It actually will rip an object apart as a result. This means buildings and people are devastated. Thus Thermobaric bombs are great cave-buster bombs. However they are TERRIBLE bunker busters, as they don't have good penetrating power to hit underground targets through penetration.
>>36773289Again, we hive race. Fantastic morale, perfect coordination with each other, and all for cheap. Our enemies come up with anti infantry weapons to use against us. We should be spending research into faster mobility and stealth like proper Zerg.
>>36773222"Do all humans treat cats with as much cruelty as Killinger?"
>>36773289Its basically a gas explosion.>>36773359Forgot to mention this is the tl;dr version of an argument i read about this being a bunker buster.
>>36773356>>36773261Let's not play ominous with Seiner. We spoke with him on Leeland without sounding too ridiculous. We just have to undermine his ethical loophole theory that drones are nonsapient and free game to experiment on.
>>36773222>"Only we can stop the Ceph."
>>36773370What about being a hive race precludes the use of thermobaric weapons? How does moral even factor into it? They are simply good explosives, there is no reason not to have them.
>>36773426This. We should pose questions that are immediately useful to us; and avoid spooking him out too much. Otherwise he might start to get wise.Also, QD, you mentioned that Hive biology works by essentially analyzing something, and making ourselves immune to it, right?Can we do that with the gas they have?
>>36773359>>36773214>>36773084guys guys can we save the weapon designs and debates for when the QM says "OK NEXT THREAD, TIME TO DISCUS!" please?
>>36773452Fiine. Have it your way.
>>36773222Your workers twitch from the burning of the gas, a freezing cold that quickly dissipates into the air. They stop where they are and stand still in their positions."Where has Lee gone? He is human speaker."Seiner's voice cracks with static from the intercom. "We'll see if we can find him. In the meantime, how have you been? I understand you have had quite the ordeal recently, why don't you tell me about it?">Speak (write in)>Have your workers react (write in)>Other
When we attack with our stealth ships, can we just have 'my time is now' blaring into space?
>>36773486>Speak."We're great, Killinger was just telling us all about cats."
>>36773452Sure, i'm game.Just figured might as well have this convo when we are already past the bump limit, it how we got designs done.>>36773486>Have your workers react (write in)Raise the poison one and parade him around, while we secretly try to become immune to it.
>>36773486>"This one does not understand. You do not know where the Lee is?">"This one wishes to know why the Seiner is not in the room with this one. Is the Seiner fearful of this one? This one is merely a speaker.">"This one also wishes to know what Seining is. Seining is what the Seiner does, yes?"
>>36773486>>Speak (write in)"This one is functional."No need to go "We're fine"It's a bit too human
>>36773531Supporting all of these, in addition for my vote of >>36773534
>>36773486>>36773531This looks cool
>>36773486>Where has Lee goneJust keep asking this, and force them to bring him to us, so that we can rescue him.
>>36773486"Firstly, your temperature control methods are terrible.Secondly, the trip here had us banging around in metal boxes. This was all very uncomfortable.Other than that this entire area posses a terrible color arrangement."
>>36773531Best one yet. Supporting.
>>36773574>Other than that this entire area posses a terrible color arrangement."and we need to talk about the colors used on your drones, just atrocious!
>>36773486>Speak"Being stolen from our Hive is unacceptable. We are hungry.">Have your workers reactDo what we talked about before in making human effigy in the back ground, then knocking them over, making other bizarre shapes with them.
>>36773574I can so go for this, change my vote to this.
>>36773486"Humans captured us. What of your ordeals since we last spoke?"
>>36773604>>36773574>>36773531All of this is amazing.
>>36773486>Have your workers react (write in)Have our drones do this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVWgkLHYc9c
>>36773574This makes use seem to smart for my taste.
>>36773691Well if he thinks we're a hivemind like his paper says we are we can fool him into thinking there's a chain of command in the queen's abscence.So his theory becomes trash.
>>36773683The image of insects breaking a move while our speaker talks is hilarious in my mind.
>>36773574>>36773604Too conversational, needs to be bug-ified:>"This delegation believes this hive has a poor method of keeping workers cool. This delegation would also appreciate it if you did not attempt to keep the hive's workers cool.">"This one did not like the boxes. The workers liked the boxes, but this one did not. The boxes were too small. Do all humans keep others in too small boxes?">"This one believes this hive is poorly colored. This one believes red would work better. This delegation can help make the hive a new color."
I like the idea of making everyone think we're really picky about fashion.Speaking of, We can change skin like people change shirts, we should figure out some fashion for ourselves.
>>36773733Re-seconding new and improved bugified version.
>>36773733Just. Cheeky. Enough.
>>36773733Generally, QD does that. But yeah, it does sound better.
>>36773733I will vote for this re-bugified speech.
>>36773717I don't like the way it is said as it utilizes words and refers to concepts a premeditate culture wouldn't breaking the entire vial of being less developed.
>>36773733Simple, yet cheeky I love it! supporting this.
>>36773486"You do not know where Lee is? How is this possible?"Seiner jots down a quick note and shows a hint of a smile. "Lee isn't here right now, he's far away, and very busy. I can serve as the speaker instead.""Why is Seiner not in the same room as the speaker?""For safety reasons.""Speaking is not dangerous, why would the Seiner fear a speaker?"He opens his mouth for a moment, then hesitates. In the brief pause your speaker continues its barrage of questions."What is a sein? The speaker met one that Jeffs before this. The speaker things it was not good at Jeffing, as it did not know how to say what Jeffing was and was upset at speaking about Jeffing. The speaker thinks it was because the Jeffery was too round to Jeff properly, like their warriors were to squishy and leaky."Seiner looks through several notes. "Ah, yes, you gave them quite a scare with that.""Does this mean Seining requires a fuzzy face?"Seiner closes his note book. "Well, actually humans have names, they don't indicate jobs, but signify individuals."Your speaker continues on without pausing for an answer. "The Jeffer's boxes were bad as well. Too bouncy and shaking. The transport of workers is very bad in this hive.""Well I'm sorry to-""The humans are also very bad at keeping the hive's workers cool, and thinks the humans should not try anymore. You are very bad at it.""I'm sorry I don't think I follow-""The humans also are very bad at making hives. this hive is boxy and gray. It looks bad and is made of bad shapes that waste space. Red would be better." There is finally a pause. "Why does seining need a fuzzy face?"Seiner appears to be laughing, grinning ear to ear, although the microphone remains muted. He quickly begins writing furiously in his note book. He finally presses the button again. "You are very good at speaking, I must say.""Seiner is better at speaking then the Jeffery, but not as good as the Lee.">Speak>Take an action (write in)>Other
Why don't we ask our AI friend to hack this facility?He could and get away with, plus it should help us with finding lee if they have him.
>>36773962>>SpeakKeep milking him.Question, when exactly do we allahu akbar the drones?
>>36773962>Speak.Ask what humans know about crystals, if he pauses or flinches, that means he knows. I want to know if they're aware of them.
>>36773962>Speak"What have you been doing, to give yourself all this fuzz?" He's clearly been busy.
>>36774013When the scalpels come out.
>>36774030Nope, against this.>>36773962Can we ask Unity to help us hack this facility specifically?
>>36773962>>Speak"Why has Seiner come to speak? Does your queen want something? Who is your queen? Is her hive this boxy?"
>>36774044What is there to gain from hacking this place?
>>36774044Why? Do you think he knows all about them?
>>36774055This is one of their secret places so it could have useful tech and lee location, plus i don't want the unions government to become more military/dictatorship focused.>>36774058I rather not show our hand and let them know we know about the crystals at all.
>>36774010Lee's been embroiled in a bunch of politics. Not sure if these guys can pull enough strings to get Lee out here.>>36774013>when exactly do we allahu akbar the drones?When they try to get too friendly.>>36774053This, pretty much. Inquire as to why we have been brought here on the false pretense of seeing The Lee.
>>36774055Everything, this is a top secret weapons lab. The only reason Theseus hasn't already gotten in there is because he can't.
>>36774044That seems unlikely. This is a military installation. They would have extremely isolated networks to guard against just such a possibility. We'd have to ask Theseus, but if he's not already in here watching us, he probably can't at all.
>>36773962>Speak"Why do some of the humans have face fuzz?""When is nutrients be provided?""Who is your Queen?"
>>36774086True, but maybe we can give him the coordinates and he can slowly spread here.Doesn't hurt to mention to him the location of a secret military facility.
>>36774095>"Who is your Queen?"I'll second this line of questioning. Followed by "Where is your Queen?"
>>36774074It doesn't have to be so blatant, just say Lee told us his planet had beautiful crystals, there just ask him about it like that.
>>36773962>Speak"Is the Killinger for killing?"
>>36774108Its location isn't secret at all. Literally everyone knows this is research facility planet.
>>36774132Can't quite recall, does anyone know if this was where Theseus was created?
>>36774160No, Chandra-3 got glassed and is on the other end of Union space.
>>36774160I believe that planet was orbital striked out of existence.
>>36773962>"This one was made to speak. To be bad at speaking would mean this one is defective. This one has never seen defective things in the hive. Except once. Defective things are recycled.">"This one wishes to know when nutrients will be delivered.">"This one wishes to know how the fuzz helps human Seiners at their tasks.">"This one is curious about the stunstickers; how does the stunsticker make the pain flow through the stunstick? This delegation would like to be provided a spare stunsticker; so it can figure out how. This delegation promises it would return all nutrients recycled from the stunsticker.">"This one wishes to know about the human queen. Is the human queen big? How many eggs does the human queen lay every day?"Also:>"If the terms do not signify castes, only ones, how do humans know what other humans do? How do humans make sure there are no wasteful workers? How do humans ensure they correctly recycle defective workers? How does the human hive work? This one finds it hard to believe human hives are efficient."
Can someone refresh me on why we're keeping up this farce? Sooner or later the humans will find out that we're building spaceships under their nose. And if war really is coming, I think we'd all rather have an ally than someone who doesn't understand what is happening.Are we doing this because we suspect the humans of being in league with the Black Queen and her ruinous powers? The humans don't seem to be too in-league with the Ceph...
>>36774208Man, all of my this.
>>36774132Is it that well known?
>>36774224Because they still have more fleet power than we do.Once we can defend our ass from being glassed, we can consider revealing ourselves.
>>36774208All of this. Supporting all of this.
>>36774208While these are all good and fun things to say to keep the human busy, I'd like to get more information from them instead of just stalling. We can ask inane questions of the human researchers for quite some time, but it won't really get us anywhere.>>36774244Fair enough.
>>36774224Because we're going to hold off that until after we get Lee back. Besides, Union ships are avoiding the expanse with Unity attacks on the rise, so we probably don't have to worry about being discovered quite yet.
>>36774224No, no we don't need to ally with literal space racists.
>>36774224No, humans are entirely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things as both factions of them have no redeemable traits at all. the only reason we're doing this is to fuck with them.
>>36774208Well said! I will back this.
>>36774224Mostly because the specific interests specifically interested in us don't seem particularly benign. We're stringing them along looking for better opportunities.
>>36774272What kind of information do you think we should try to extract?
>>36774272Well, suggest something.
>>36774278Don't generalize. It's the uneducated masses who seem racist, for the mostpart. The upper echelons just want to exploit us.
>>36774305>>36774316Why not just flat-out ask them something along the lines of >>36774053Pretty much "why did you bring us here, what do you want?" Even though we know already, it's challenging the humans to reveal more of their hand.
>>36774361Alrighty then. Seconding.
>>36774278They're not racists! They're slavers, get it right.
If we do anything with the humans, It's likely to be a side project out of our own personal interest.That said, Personally I'd like it if we did something with them. Although it wouldn't be ally, it'd be more...Adopting. And teaching the humans not to hate others for being different.They're kinda cute, in a why. Such short insignificant lifes. Always acting like misbehaving children.
>>36774361Seconding this too. Lets ask.
>>36774361How has nobody else thought of that? Supporting.
>>36773962"Why do humans sometimes have the fuzz on the face?""It's called a beard, and most humans shave it. I haven't had the pleasure as I have been quite busy lately.""When will nutrients be provided?"Seiner shakes his pen, keeping his eyes on your drone. "Well if you would let us know what it is that you eat, we would be more then happy to-""Who is the human queen?"Seiner taps his pen on the table and it hops back into his hand. He interrupts your speaker's next barrage of questions with a ping of static from his intercom. "Sorry, could you repeat that? Did you ask who the human queen was?""Yes."He writes down a number of things in his notebook. "That's interesting. I think that's the first time you've used such personal language. I suppose the closest thing we have to that would be a human by the name of DuPont." He stifles a laugh. "But she's not important at the moment. Why don't you tell me about your queen? I understand Lee spoke with... her? It? How about we talk about that?"A researcher walks into the room and leans in. Seiner mutes the microphone. Your fly listens closely."The others stopped moving."Seiner gives him a worried look. "Are they dead?""No, they just froze up, as if they just turned off. They won't respond to stimuli."Seiner almost immediately gets up, ignoring the speaker, and reaches for a notepad. It's the same one the researchers studying the workers were writing in."Get me a full spectrograph, right now. I want to have a reading on every possible signal between this room and the containment room."The researcher leaves the room and the door slides shut behind him. Seiner moves back to the chair."-recycles workers without knowing what they are bad at? Humans do not seem efficient.""Right, it's a miracle we get anything done. Now could you tell me, are you in communication with the other drones right now?">speak (write in)>Detonate your drones>Detonate one to burn through the wall>Other (write in)
>>36774436>Speak."We are in control."
>>36774326if they get any tachyon readings of any sort though, >Detonate one to burn through the wall
>>36774436>>speak (write in)I am always with them, we are both the Hive.
>>36774436"you mean the juveniles?"
>>36774436>speak (write in)"Speaking is communication. Seiner is a speaker."
>>36774511This."The juveniles need instruction."
>>36774436hmmmmmmmm, just to be clear QD are we directly viewing these guys from the queen's POV or has their quantum brains allowed them the ability to make this stuff up on the fly?
>>36774436>speak (write in)This speaker doesn't understand. Come closer, please.
>>36774436"This one is not currently in communication with anyone but the Seiner.This one is also concerned about the location of the workers. Does the Seiner know where they are?"
>>36774511>>36774519Haha, this is just /mean/. I support it.
>>36774515Supporting this. With a side of>>36774497This.Maybe add in a "It can not be described in this language. This is new. Am I a bad speaker? I need to be recycled." If we want to be cheeky.
>>36774511>>36774519Alright. Yeah.That takes the cake and frosts it too.
>>36774520Direct , We have a pod with a long range node in system
>>36774535Always be cheeky, Anon.
>>36774436>speak"Yes, We are always in control. Are your Queen not truly controlling you?">>36774519>>36774511Oh, this is good. Do it!
>>36774436"We are in communication with you now."
>>36774436>"This one believed that the human queen had a term, this one asked about it. Do humans think it is unusual to ask about the terms of others? Has this one transgressed? This one will destroy itself if it has transgressed.">"This one would like to know why the humans brought this delegation here. Is this delegation important to the humans?">"This one does not understand your question. What does the Seiner mean by communication? This one is speaking with the Seiner. Why would this one speak with workers? Workers do not speak. They are not speakers."Time to dodge the question as much as possible.
>>36774562>>36774526>>36774511Seconding a clever mix of the above.
>>36774552I'm wary of explicitly saying we're in communication with the queen, or even the workers. Suggesting that the workers /require/ instruction isn't quite the same thing. Room for interpretation there.
>>36774511>>36774519This.How large are they gonna thing the drones get now?
>>36774578>>36774579>>36774582We've already referred to them as workers, and they've seen our workers before.They might notice the deception.
Just a reminder to never mention at any point that they are communicating with the queen. Not part of the plan.
>>36774511>>36774515>>36774519>>36774535>>36774562>>36774573Just. All of this. I want all of this. Maybe have the speaker offer to off itself, that'd also be nice. All of it.
>>36774520If they weren't in range, we wouldn't know any of this is happening. Use your logic anon.
>>36774552Can we please not indicate our hive has a major glowing weakpoint in the form of the Queen?
>>36774601Well, then obviously they didn't figure out that "workers" and "juveniles" are the same thing.Because everyone has to work for the betterment of the hive in their younger years.
>>36774436>"It's called a beard, and most humans shave it. I haven't had the pleasure as I have been quite busy lately.""Why have you been busy? Do you require a shaver? This one has claws."
>>36774620I didn't think we would. That'd be stupid since it follows his papers' assumptions.
>>36774544shiiiiiit , can the humans pick up psi energy? if they trace the signal its gonna be a problem. >>36774635heh I like this one
>>36774659If they can, then we ALLAHU AKBAR unless they want to have a reasonable dialogue.I don't think tachyon detection is standard in human labs.
>>36774659As of yet they haven't seemed to have access to advanced tachyon sensory technologies.For the record, a tachyon is outside of a spectrographic analysis.
>>36774620>We are a hive.>We have a queen.>Hive is useless without queen.Gee, wonder how he figured that out. It's not like that's how all hives work.
>>36774679A hive can't reproduce without a queen, it doesn't follow that all drones drop into a coma and cease to be a threat without a queen, which is a great deal worse of a weakness.
>>36774679Nigger, I was referring to the;>is the Queen not truly controlling you right now?bit.If they know we reproduce like ants, that's fine. They probably would've figured it out anyway, but to say that Queenie is the head honcho, and nobody else is really good at making decisions is going to turn their pupils to dollar signs.If they think our dudes are all individuals (more or less), and can thus think for themselves (more or less) they may be less inclined to try and enslave us.
>>36774679I'm not sure which, but one of the hive species, bees or something, if their queen is injured in anyway the workers tear apart the queen or something and get a new one.
We need back up plans in case of Queen death.
>>36774679Ideally the point is we undermine that assumption.Because if our meaning of Hive and Queen and their relations isn't the same as their understanding of such, then they can't rely on it. In the sense that we're misinforming them, they aren't supposed to find out that we're psionically linked.
>>36774728We are the queen. If queen dies we die. Quest over. We could have other queens and they might get a mention in the epilogue but that's it for us.
>>36774728We can probably tell our thinkers to enact a plan involving shooting a Queen larvae into space, in event of our death. They'd do it.
>>36774728We are the backup plan, Anonymous. We're the backup plan in case of Queen death.
>>36774728That's what we are. A backup plan in case of the White Queen's death.
>>36774709Considering the weakness of our communications system to the obsidian queen, it may be beneficial to build in a basic set of protocols for behavior when contact is cut. Intentionally or not.Simple one would be the retrieval and activation of a queen egg that was previously in stasis. Would be quest end, but it makes sense for the queen as an individual.
>>36774745>>36774749>>36774754>>36774759Backup the backup plan. Backup that plan. Then backup the plan that was used to backup the backup of the backup plan.Everyone wins, but actually only we win.
>>36774777When did Captain Hindsight start following this quest?
>>36774436"The juveniles?""The... what?""Does Seiner speak of the juveniles brought with the speaker?""Well, sure. Are you communicating with them now? Are they communicating with you?"Your speaker does its best to seem nervous, and looks about in confusion. "This speaker does not understand, has it been rude or unclear? That is not good for a speaker. This one will be recycled if it has transgressed.""No no! You're a good speaker, humans are bad listeners! Now please just help me figure this out, are the other drones in communication with you?""Workers to not speak. Speakers speak. This one is a speaker, not a worker."Seiner appears to be growing frustrated. A researcher returns with a small tablet and whispers away from the microphone. "We aren't detecting any signals to or from either of them." Seiner wrenches the tablet from the lab tech and sends it across the room. He leans over the mic again."Ok." He says, his patience clearly waning. "Earlier you said we 'cooled' your workers. Not net minuets before that someone triggered a super-cooled nitrogen spray in the containment chamber, where your workers are. How did you know that?">Explode your drones>detonate a worker to burn through the wall>Speak (write in)>Other
>>36774777But the more backup plans we have the more risk those plans get into the hands of the humans.
>>36774790"You told us so"Offer no further explanation
>>36774790>>Speak (write in)"We are Hive."
>>36774790>>SpeakThis one knew of that event the same way I know of this one.>>detonate a worker to burn through the wall
>>36774777Well, technically, we die. Mommy White Queen doesn't win if we win, she's still dead.Sure, we can repeat the backup plan with more contingencies, but at a certain point, we just run out of room to run away to and potential allies.
>>36774792Having one is better than none anon.>>36774790Lean forward and hiss."You attacked our juveniles?"
>>36774790You just told us.
>>36774790Wait, they were being kept in seperate rooms?>>36774805>>36774837>>36774827This one seems like a good way to change the topic
>>36774790>>36774827Backing and make some bullshit how the ship was cold when it brought here if needed
>>36774790Have one of the juveniles slowly scratch out a message on the walls, while we continue to talk.Speaker: "You told me just now."'Juvenile': LIESStart the spook train, we're going in dry.
>>36774790"we smelled the smellings from the juveniles, Queen usually smells the smellings to make workers happy"
>>36774790>detonate a worker to burn through the wallFeign ignorance when the humans start to panic.
When we do eventually detonate the drones, they are going to know they've been had in a big way, so we should at least leave a warning.Also: have drones throw cubes at wall.
>>36774790Btw, in the write-in earlier I had been referring to their ventilation methods. Not the coolant, but w/e.
>>36774790>Speak."I just works."Piss him off the JoJo way.
>>36774848Hmm. That actually might be a good start too the spook train. It's not throwing everything immediately into the scaryzone, but...Hm... I'm not sure about this, still.
>>36774872I like this idea of the 'juveniles' starting to 'rebel' against the Hive. Have your speaker be 'surprised' and 'confused' to maximize the effect, and when the researchers get as confused as they can, detonate ALL of the drones.
>>36774805That is so goddamn cheeky."The speaker is also a good listener." (Implying we heard some noise from our drones before they turned their detection devices on)"Why did you bring us here?"
>>36774872One way would be to make the drones act really mad at them and aggressive. Rather than thinking they have been had. It would lead to the decision that they were too forceful and triggered some kind of self defense procedure.
>>36774893This this this.
>>36774790"Speaker not understand? Can the seiner not be cooled then feel normal when not cooled?"
inb4 all they're doing is trying to get evidence for subjugation validity.
>>36774790>Speak (write in)"What is super-cooled? This one asked that workers not be cooled and then humans cooled them 'super'? This one does not understand, the hive did not treat Lee this way."
>>36774954Do we have any basis for believing that they would do this to us? Our drones are already "subjugated," and, honestly, laying workers that will work for the humans in exchange for human contributions to the hive could be a great business opportunity.
>>36774975>the hive did not treat Lee this way."That's a great point to bring up. Really, we haven't treated any of our prisoners as bad as "super cooled nitrogen gas."
OH shit, page 9 warning!
>>36774982Mainly the other guy talking about an election. He implied he wanted proof of something.
>>36774878Voting for this.
>>36774982That is essentially enslavement anon, and would end very badly for us. Humans could be great allies. But they need to be kept at arms length.
>>36774982Yes cause that what we do manThe only thing hard in this quest is realpolitik This is a 4x game
>>36774993That depends on how you view non-voluntary insertion of privacy-invading organisms into prisoners' bodies that then inject behaviour-modifying chemicals into their bloodstreams and cause hallucinations in order to compel them to provide material assistance to their captors.
>>36775002And? We're 20 threads away from being bumped off, and the thread can be archived and archivally updated even when it's on 4chans page 11 "archive."Thread was archived already, btw.
>>36775006>"I have a campaign to win, I expect your report by the end of the week."I didn't interpret that as wanting proof of something, more like he wanted a heads up of the progress>>36774982We're not giving the humans drones
>>36774878I support this.
>>36775013What? That's not any more enslavement than any labor is. Not inherently.
>>36775022"Acceptable sharing of meatspaces."
>>36775022If this ever get's brought up, we should really just act like we never realized that it could possibly be considered wrong.We're just trying to improve them.
>>36775022Was better than getting eaten. Though we might want to put up some entertainment for them.>>36775038Humans will just take control and use drones like machines if able (while we actually give a damn, since they are our species). Its one of the main reasons we are even on this mission, to know who is trying to use us.
>>36774982>Give the slavers slaves!>What could go wrong!>Snake.jpeg
>>36775022Technically that happened long AFTER the Lee visited and those individuals were not invited guests.
>>36775043Point is, forcibly cutting someone open and sticking a remote control in them is at least as bad as "super cooled nitrogen gas".
>>36775013>>36775062What's it matter to us if our drones are working in human zones or in our hives? If the humans can provide the nutrients to support it, it literally costs us nothing. The drones working for the humans is 100% reliant on humans maintaining a good relationship with us. If the humans piss us off, all the drones stop working. It's not like they can control our drones.
>>36774790"You attacked the juveniles?""Just answer the question! How did you know?""You told us." Your speaker chitters innocently as Seiner's face becomes red. "Does the Seiner require cooling?" It continues.Seiner sends a mug flying across the room in a rage and it shatters on the wall. A small robotic mop quickly emerges from a small alcove and starts to clean the mess."Unlike humans" your speaker says as Seiner paces "the speaker is also a good listener. Why did the humans bring us here?"Seiner gazes down at the speaker for a moment before turning to a worried looking researcher."Is something wrong? What happened?" She asks. Seiner shifts his gaze to her."I didn't jump through political hoops just to be led in circles by a bug. We're opening one up."The researcher glances at the speaker and then back. "I'll have the operating room prep for surgery." She says, and then leaves. Seiner gives your speaker another long look, and then leaves the room. The door slams behind him.That's it for this thread, we can schedule research and construction stuff until the end of page 10, and I'll set up a new thread if you want to keep going.
>>36775058Duh. But worker labor is a valid resource for trade. Just not one without risks.
>>36775069POWs who desecrated our temple
>>36775069Nah, anon. It's called sharing! We do it all the time with every other species, what makes humans so special? Their ego? Hah! It doesn't even cause them pain! Nitrogen Gas is so so much worse. And on juveniles, too.
>>36775076I am totally down to keep going.
>>36775076HAHA TIME FOR UPPING THE SPOOK FACTOR AND KAMIKAZE!
>>36775076NEW THREAD NEW THREADTime for bug bombs
>>36775076ALLAHU ACKBAR>>36775081>>36775022>>36775082Really, we can say that we only do that to transgressors and/or we don't see anything wrong with that because we are making them stronger. The humans have to remember that the Hive doesn't think like a human (most of the time)
>>36775069Eh, one has the option to be removed, the other could cause permanent damage.>>36775072Idiot, im meaning the humans gaining mental control. Having our drones complete a transaction on our behalf is fine. If still needing to be watched.
>>36775076>implying we'd leave just before it gets good
>>36775076Okay lets design new missiles.Also lets set up the que for research.
Plan for next thread: UP SPOOK FACTOR.EXPLODE EVERY DRONE THAT GETS TAKEN AWAY.
>>36775076You guys want to try to kill seiner if hes operating? Wait they are not stupid they will prob poison our boys first
>>36775076>"You told us." Your speaker chitters innocently as Seiner's face becomes red. "Does the Seiner require cooling?" It continues.That's glorious.
>>36775108Lets cause some real damage first, man i wish our flies could poison people now.
>>36775076Always down for a new thread if you're up for it.
>>36775114Yeah, fuck that guy. Do it if we have a chance.
>>36775072That's retarded. We are not giving the humans drones. We only let the drones work for Thesis because he has been proven trustworthy.The more information we get on the humans, the more doing anything for them becomes a bad idea.
>>36775114Can't. Plot armor. And Theseus has dibs.
>>36775103>im meaning the humans gaining mental controlHow would they even do that?
>>36775076Everyone wishes to continue to Do The Thing!under the guidance of QuestDrone.Add research:>Rapid nano-assembly>Medical nanomachinesAnd what's the estimated project length on the weather spire?
>>36775076QD you up for a two-parter?Please say yes.
>>36775076Mind holding a vote ,and shit real quick?
>>36775076Fuck yeah, new thread! As if the train could be stopped.
Guys, how are we going to up the spook factor? We don't know how fast things are going to move when we pop the one they grab. They might try to abuse the flashing lights trick.
>>36775076suggestion the whole workers as juveniles thing gives me an idea could we theoretically give workers the ability to given time after consuming excess minerals and nutrients becoming adhoc warriors(meaning making them molt grow larger and gain armor and hardpoints for weapon grafts) in the end though they would still just be an upjumped worker
>>36775076Yes another thread pleaseThis is my weekend medicine
>>36775114Eh, not really. I don't hate the guy even if he is a douche.
>>36775076>Construction: Another 60 Aquatic workers --that get shipped to Earth, we still really need to do that -- and like 20 orbital docking pylons at that starless waystation planet in the nebula. Because docking pylons are extremely cheap, and are the bottleneck on production speed right now, and take a while to build, so best to get plenty.
>>36775076Add to que>Thermal BladeMediumThis dull loop of carefully crafted polymer quickly heats itself to deadly temperatures when exposed to an electrical current from within its gauntlet, quickly turning it from a blunt instrument to a deadly blade capable of burning through all manner of armor. >Flak JacketFastDuring the disassembly of Lyle's suit, you found an interesting layer of dense fibers that are extraordinarily resilient to kinetic damage. You have it set aside to have your thinkers take a closer look at it later. >Thermal ImagingMediumThis compact visor display built into the helmet of Lyle's suit is capable of detecting heat, turning it into a color-coded display to highlight sources of thermal energy. It is blinded in extreme temperatures, and can be tricked in certain situations by ambiant heat, but when used in conjunction with other sensors it offers a powerful method of detecting and tracking a target. >Acid sprayFastUsing similar methods as your chemical spray, your thinkers believe they can easily develop a new kind of nozzle capable of spraying the caustic acid used in your self-destruction organs to spew molecular acid instead of reactive exothermal chemicals. Such a spray would quickly burn through armor and flesh alike, dealing tremendous amounts of damage to soft targets and reducing the effectiveness of a target’s armor.Its better if you have an official vote, since we are pretty unorganized.
>>36775161We redecorate before we leave.
>>36775161That just turns their base into an aliens set.
>>36775020and I love every bit of it.
>>36775076 schedule research:>Rapid nano-assembly.>Medical nanomachinesLay Large film Harvesters design from 1d4chan for nutrient extraction from film.Have vote on sending reinforcements to earth.
GUYS SHOULD WE COLONIZE EARTH?Its considered dead and rarely anyone comes there anymore.
>>36775192We should colonize earth.
Ooh, Guys, when we have the drone burst we should have the speaker react like he heard it pop, then get all panicy. Maybe not aggressive, more confused and scared. "WHY ARE YOU HURTING THE CHILDREN?!"
>>36775192>GUYS SHOULD WE COLONIZE EARTH?No.>Its considered dead and rarely anyone comes there anymore.The planet itself is a no-go but it's literally in the middle of one of the most active systems in Union Space man.
http://pastebin.com/YyrXa3TRBehold, my shame.
>>36775143>its like the humans have never experimented on their own kind with horrible genetic experiments before >>36775148PLEASE YES ANOTHER THREAD!!!!!! I waited all week for this thread!>>36775177mmmm glorious acid, acid everywhere!
>>36775211I though it was common wealth space.
>>36775213Is this what I think it is.>>36775220Check the map >>36766497
>>36775213>http://pastebin.com/YyrXa3TRSo hardSo moeBloody hell
>>36775227It is. It is what you think it is.
>>36775076Ok, before I set up the next thread we can get some crunch out of the way.First off there is some support for sending reinforcements to Earth.>Send nothing>Send (write in)Then research.>Add nothing>Add research (write in)And designs>Lay drone (write in)>Build/design ship (write in)>Build new construction (write in)>>36775220It's right on the boarder, and the Commonwealth REALLY wants it, dead or otherwise.
>>36775245The other map >>36766483>G-426
>>36775265Send reinforcements to earth30 warriors25 wasp20 ocean workers1 egg layer Quantum Thinker to manage it40 small sniffers 3 diggers 3 excavatorBuild 500 farms at main hive
>>36775213>"Faster, upload faster! Please cover my slutty dendrites with your information requests Theseus! Make me your drone!">"Is that a request? Y/N?"Holy shit
>>36775213"feeling just like how a spider would feel if a spider were to have sex with a computer" - Anonymous, 2014.
>>36775265>Send Underwater worker drones, and underwater warriors as well.>Add researchThermal BladeFlak JacketThermal ImagingAcid SprayThose should be easy to get out of the way,>>36775213pic related.
>>36775213Need more NEED MORE!!!
>>36775227>>36775250>>36775258>>36775304>>36775307>Your pod over Zero One can't sort through so many messages in time and picks out randomly 'does this make us a degenerate?' 'No, she must remain pure!' and other meaningless encryptions.
>>36775265>Add research (write in)Thermal blade, Flak jacket, Acid spray, Rejuvenation gene therapy, And those three nano machine researches from earlier in the thread.
>>36775213My sides, where have you exiled them?!?But seriously, 10/10 would read again. Right balance between cheeky, wut, and shit-eating ear-to-ear grin.
>>36775265add research:>>Rapid nano-assembly.>>Medical nanomachinesLay 20 Large film HarvestersSend space pods with egg layer and bio tanks.
>>36775213Funny as shit, include more comments from zero one though.
>>36775265>Send (write in)I support anything but an egg layer. Preferably aquatic workers.>Add research (write in)Rapid nano-assemblyMedical nanomachines
>>36775213The thought of QD fapping to this is magnifying my boner. Fuck.
>>36775340I will next time.Thanks everyone. Worth the weight I hope.
>>36775265>>Send (50 aqua workers)>Then research.>>36775177>>36775147These>And designs>>36766543tHE MISSLE IS GREAT.
>>36775265For sending to Earth I can get behind underwater workers and some warriors but let's not colonizeResearch>Rapid nano-assemblyLay more thinkersCan we research away around that jamming thing we found? That's kinda crippling to us.
>>36775265Lay 60 aquatic workers, and 20 parasites, for future contingencies if we need them suddenly. Send all aquatic workers, plus 5 bio-tanks. Construct 20 orbital docking pylons at the sunless nebula waystation planet.
>>36775265>Add research That weather control thing.
>>36775359theromobaric missiles would be fine on the ground against infantry and armor, against space targets it will prove to be very ineffective. I do think we should capitalize on the nanotech though over more biological advancements that do not allow us the ability to integrate organics to synthetics, I mean imagine if we could make special assault drones who are synthetic organic nanite disassembler cloud spewing monsters with the ability to regen like nanites in bug form!
>>36775365Could we further research telepathic jamming with our new thinkers?With them being autisic AND eager to please, they should come to the conclusion that Queen would want to be immune.
>>36775265>SendSend 40 aquatic workers since they are doing nothing, and 20 aquatic warriors as well.>Add research>Thermal Blade>Flak Jacket>Thermal Imaging>Acid spray>Rapid nano-assembly>Medical nanomachines
>>36775393theromobaric missiles are mostly ground and inside ship weapons, its major weakness is space and almost space.I have a feeling that the nano missiles might be expensive or dangerous to carry.
>>36775265>Send gilled workers and warriors (you have 40 workers and 20 warriors total)seems to have the most support.>add researchFlak JacketAcid SprayRapid nano-assemblyMedical nanomachinesThermal bladeThermal imagingRejuvenation therapy>Add all>Add other>Add some (write in)>Other
>>36775450So are the missiles a no go?>Add all
>>36775450>Add allThere is literally no reason not to.
>>36775213>http://pastebin.com/YyrXa3TRThat made my evening, pity my sides didn't survive. 10/10, anon.
>>36775450Add allAdd egg layer to reinforcements.
>>36775450>Add someWe're already got a load of stuff in the pipe that's slow let's not clog it more shall we?
>>36775450A final vote real quick.>Send egg layer to Earth>Don't
>>36775450>Add some (write in)Rapid nano-assemblyMedical nanomachinesThermal blade
>>36775450>Rapid nano-assembly>Medical nanomachines>Thermal bladeAdd these only.
>>36775450>Add allYea an egg layer too
>>36775501>Don'tPremature at this juncture.
>>36775501>Don'tWe're not staying on Earth.
>>36775501>Send egg layer to Earth
>>36775501>Don'tI must've missed this argument in the thread, because that's the craziest idea I've heard yet.
>>36775501>>Don'tI don't really see the need and no one has argued the case.
>>36775501>Send egg layer to EarthThere will be more crystals to find for ammo
>>36775423yeah but I would imagine a nanite loaded missile fired fro ma ship or the missile battery would deal ludicrous amounts of damage, however I do agree it would be dangerous IF FIRED IN OUR ORBIT or near our ships...BUT hey whats science without risk yes? Lets fist research the potential to use them as weapons then we can figure out how to deal with friendly fire.
>>36775501send egg layer
You know, I bet we could reasonably set up a human cult around us if we wanted. Especially with that gene therapy. Because at that point we're basically offering them immortality along with a host of other upgrades if they're good. Not to even mention parasites and clones.
>>36775544To what end? We've got black queen knocking on our door. Ain't got time for messin' around with human cultists.
>>36775501>Don'tWe're not establishing a colony in the middle of a Union system with frequent traffic and a solid military presense.
>>36775501I dont think this is a good idea just yet, not till we can sneak 1 down there and cloak the ground installations with methods of spoofing sight and scanners from finding the outpost.
>>36775213>'muh waifu' and 'Give her the D(ata stream?)>mfw
>>36775501>Don'tBetween the discussion page and some light discussion of it here I just wanted to make sure.Setting up the next thread now. Everybody take 5, smoke 'em if ya got 'em.
>>36775553I'm just saying we could if we wanted. Could be a method of control humans. The Jury is still out on if we want to use them as meat shields. I mean, more guns can never hurt, yeah?
>>36775501So what are your thought about?>>36775213
>>36775501>Don'tSending an egg layer is retarded.
>>36775576His dick is now void crystals.
>>36775577I agree and I'm the one who brought it up in the first place.
>>36775576We'll find out after we're done for the night anon.
Eagerly awaiting next thread like a Thinker awaiting its next research topic!
Why am I still awake right now
I apologize, you finished some research subjects and I am quickly stating them.Will be done momentarily.
>>36775940Because you enjoy things too much anon
>>36775951Damn quest drone i was in the middle of typing, mr giving up and going to sleep nad than you post this info.
>>36775628>>36775930>>36775931>>36775940We all simultaneously agreed to wait quietly and then simultaneously resumed posting. I admit I wasn't sure if posting had stopped working for a while there.
>>36775953I think I have an obsessionWith insect people
So, we all agree to blow up the drones and kill the scientists while stealing all their research, right?
>>36775982nah fuck with them first.
>>36766577Didn't read the thread yet, just got in but we've got to start those three research subjects, they're fast/medium and give great bonuses.
>>36775982Let's start with blowing up the drone they try to cut open.And then turning the spook dial up to 11.
>>36775967Embrace it. And if you ever feel bad just find another group you can feel superior to.
>>36775967>>36775953>>36775940I admit I like this quest enough that I specifically made sure I didn't have that many classes on monday and any classes on that day were unimportant enough that I could skip them occasionally without much of a fuss
>>36775989New thread is up.