Lyle clasps his hands over the seeping wound as the bullet falls to the ground at his feet. Your three hybrids are already well on their way to the building across the local park, with your remaining fly searching the halls for the fleeing human sniper.Your clones reach the doors to the apartment block and split up. The first two move in through the front and the third leaping up to a nearby fire escape, quickly scaling to the roof and through the door to the top floor. You hear the sound of footsteps a ways down, and your clones sprint after it, homing in on the noise.Lyle manages to stop the bleeding with the aid of your parasite, and moves out to the park, leaping over the fence and quickly making his way after your clones as your fly feeds him information on the location of the sniper. You find him making his way down a flight of stairs. He seems to hear the sound of your hybrids as they move up to intercept him, and he sprints through a door on the second level.In the distance, you can hear the sound of a siren echo through the towering apartment blocks.Welcome back to more 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 http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest_talk:Hive_Queen_Quest
>>38100870Putting this here.>>38100866
>>38100870Reminding anons its better to sell the parasites with the help of thesus than to make a monster that forces it down peoples throats.
>>38100854Here's the thing... I don't want them to accept it, I want them to be slowly snuffed out as our abominations multiply. And when the last human is gone our parasites burst from their flesh carriages and flood the cities, While one parasite lives in the skeleton forever.
>>38100906A bit much, but okay.>>38100893Thats a good option.>>38100886>Union or somehow sending up a medical partice without the government or anyone discovering the bug behind the curtain.True, but i figured we can use thesus and maybe Elizabeth for that.
>>38100930Are you implying the biggest and spookiest scare in the galaxy isn't worth it?
>>38100930Like have them make up some mumbo jumbo about how they found a species that tries to make its host live as long as possible by developing way to keep it alive, and once the host dies the parasite will try to find a new host through different means.You can even say that the side affects are minor like increased eating and some nightmares.
>>38100962Does that sound like something that anyone will want? This is literally banner-ads on porn sites tier.If you guys want parasites everywhere then we need cults that have small egglayers hidden somewhere to supply the parasites. Cult members (probably clones) inject people with our amnesiac, implant them, and then send them out again. Preferably this goes down at a night club or a rave so the amnesia isn't suspicious.
>>38100962"so there we were, our ship just crashed into this planet and we thought we were all dead. half of our crew did die in the crash and the other half looked like it would soon join them. As I was blacking out I saw this thing crawling towards me and then nothing but black. When I woke up I was good as new and the only side effect I was seeing was dollar signs in my eyes after i released what happened. No shit true story."
>>38100906Shit Anon, are you crazy? Let's do it.
>>38101002"Dick grew 6 inches too. No shit true story."
>>38100962Holy shit, that's the most feasible idea anyone has come up with in their sleep deprived, caffeine addled state yet.
>>38100988You, I like you.
>>38100870Lets do this.
>>38101014the fun thing is we could easily make that a real feature too just to fuck with people.
>>38100870Lyle senses the movement of the sniper as your fly follows unseen, and he quickly moves to the side of the building, a skinny ally filled with discarded trash, dumpsters, and the remnants of a car set on blocks. Lyle runs up the car and leaps into the air, grabbing hold of the ladder of the fire escape and pulling himself up. A moment later, just as expected, several rounds shatter a window not far up, and the human leaps to the ladder. Lyle gives the support a firm kick, snapping the metal bar in half beneath the small platform the sniper landed on. It jerks and falls several feet before stopping sharply and sending him tumbling down. He lands on the lid of the dumpster bellow and bounces, impacting the far wall of the ally and landing in a pile of trash.Lyle lands on the ground in front of him in a three point stance, the pain of his wounds making him halt for a moment as he contorts his face in pain, and a dapple of blood escapes the hole in his chest. The man shuffles in the pile of trash, eventually reaching for his sidearm. Lyle calmly steps on his hand with a heavy crunch and a splatter of synthetic blood, then Lyle brings his other foot to the man's jaw, sending several teeth ricocheting against the ally wall.The sound of sirens becomes closer as several police aircars can be seen in the distance.>Question him here (write in)>Find a place to hide and take him with you>Have your clones steal a nearby car and leave with the sniper>Other
>>38101028The point is that no one's going to buy that bullshit story. You can't do this shit in public, period, without drawing governmental attention and testing. Unless you want our parasites getting genome sequenced, dissected, and ran through all the testing apparatuses that the Union and Commonwealth's best medical scientists can muster.
>>38101037>>Find a place to hide and take him with you>>Have the clones jack a windowless van.
>>38101037>Find a place to hide and take him with you>Have the clones steal a van.
>>38101037>>Find a place to hide and take him with you>>Have your clones steal a nearby car and leave with the sniperThese two are fine. Just get him to the pod.
>>38101028If we develop a means of actually extending male human genitals, we aren't going to be able to lay enough parasites to fulfill the demand for them throughout the Union.
>>38101037>Find a place to hide and take him with you
>>38101037>Find a place to hide and take him with youTell Lyle to dump any equipment that he suspects that might have any tracking devices.
>>38101037>Find a place to hide and take him with youAs glorious as a car chase would be, let's not have one right now.
>>38101042Yets millions of people still pay and buy that shit, now image what would happen once its proven real.
>>38101037>>Find a place to hide and take him with you>>Have your clones steal a nearby car and leave with the sniperWe can do both at the same time.
>>38101037>>Find a place to hide and take him with you>>Have your clones steal a nearby car and leave with the sniper
>>38101070>>38101054Are you already sexualising these parasitic abominations we're creating?Don't you fucking idiots.
>>38101058What you're saying is...>Chop off the guy's arms
>>38101037>BothPlease roll 2d100, best of 3. First one for Lyle finding a place to hide, and the second for your clones finding a getaway vehicle.
Rolled 55, 97 = 152 (2d100)>>38101102Oh baby.
Rolled 24, 21 = 45 (2d100)>>38101102
Rolled 85, 91 = 176 (2d100)>>38101102Rolling
Rolled 92, 30 = 122 (2d100)>>38101070Firstly, not enough people buy that shit (by percentage of total population) to make it worth it.Secondly, buying some acai berries or dick-growth pills or getting a nose job is not the same as having a major intrusive surgical procedure.Thirdly, government testing for any drug/medical service that hits the market.Fourthly, the sort of people who buy that shit aren't worth infecting with parasites anyway.>>38101102
>>38101108Looks like we get the fastest getaway vehicle.Pic related.
>>38101108>>38101115Well shit, looks like while we're holing up in the hilton while the clones bring a Ferrari out front.
>>38101117Which is why i want the good doctor and thesus to help us fudge our way through.this is of course assuming we can stay hidden since our presence is all over Leeland now.
>>38101102Don't forget to disable any communication devices on our captive. Can't have a bigger cavalry than the police showing up.
>>38101153That's not going to happen, The government will not turn a blind eye to this sort of shit.
>>38101153Theseus has little access to government computers in the Union, let alone the Commonwealth. Now if you'd like to talk about this idea further after thinking on it a little longer we can do so...but please refrain until after the bump limit or QD concludes for the night.
>>38101166What if we do it in the Commonwealth?From what we know, it's a complete laissez faire over there.
>>38101157Also check for explosives.>>38101166We can easily grease a few palms and use either elzibeth or thesus to help cover our tracks.
>>38101183No, we really can't. You're even starting to contradict yourself.>Millions of people buy that shit>Wonder product that makes you immortal>We can easily grease a few palms>help us fudge our way through
>>38101172>>38101166We could always discuss the idea with Elizabeth/thesus and see their input.
>>38101176>>38101183I don't think you understand, no government will turn a blind eye to someone whose entire body is made of alien parasites. No matter how much money we give them, nobody would ever agree to let this go past them. It's not going to happen legally. The only way we MIGHT be able to pull this off is the whole cult idea.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>38101102rolling to search for traps
>>38101211I was distracted when i wrote that, which is why i said lets ask Elizabeth about it and see what she thinks.>>38101213This cult idea is meh really.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>38101223You call THAT searching for traps?Step aside, anon.
>>38101224It may be shit, but it's better than show our parasites to the government and shove money at them. Why would they take our money after seeing what the fuck that shit is?
>>38101223>>38101238whelp we're dead it seems.
Does anybody else remember that small colony by a small lake we found on that nearby planet way way back in the first few threads after we gained space travel? If you ask me that sounds like the perfect place to try all these parasite ideas, or at the very least give us a controllable populous to test infiltrating parasites/clones/hybrids into a society without arousing suspicion.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>38101240That was an idea thrown out, not a real argument.
>>38101264That was a Valen colony. Valen are like giant fish jew-things.
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>38101223>>38101238you're doing it wrong, search for INVISIBLE traps
>>38101264>>38101272>giant fish jew-things.>jew-thingsAh, no one will mind then. So no problem.
>>38101264That's a Vahlen colony, so yes, we should absolutely start infiltrating it.Those shifty bastards have escaped the Hive's attention for far too long...
Why don't we use the prisoners we have on our own planet to test all this shit?
>>38101264I'm certainly in favor of it.The Valen present several unique challenges that we aren't quite ready to deal with just yet. Mainly they're almost certainly better adapted to operating in their underwater home-environment than we are.
>>38101281It's... better I suppose.>>38101272It bugs me that they're the only ones we haven't met yet and don't know their biology, even though they're the friendliest space-faring species so far (even if it's because they're so business-minded).
>>38101272>Valen are like giant fish jew-things>giant jew-thingsso no one will care if they all disappear, if we can pull on over on space jews we can fool anybody
>>38101102Lyle grabs the man by the arm and hoists him up over his shoulder where he shuffles about deliriously. He quickly makes his way to the far end of the ally as the sound of sirens intensifies from the park behind him. He quickly runs across a street to another ally and drops the man behind a pile of boxes as Lyle looks about to try to find out the extent of the police activity. Several air cars swoop in from above and descend over the park, slowly circling the apartment building. A police gunship drops off several troops above, and another group moves in bellow."Damn, they don't fuck around."There is the squealing of tires behind Lyle, and a van drives up to the far side of the ally, plowing through several trash cans in the process. It is marked with the logo of a local exterminator business, with a large plastic mold ant bolted to the roof. The back doors open and your clones exit, quickly grabbing the semi conscious human and unceremoniously tossing him into the van. Lyle jumps in after them and the van speeds off with your engineer at the wheel.>Take him back to the safe house>Find an isolated location and have Lyle question him>Question him immediately while en rout to the safe house>Other
>>38101309We must kidnap six gorillion of them.
>>38101309Except these Jew-things are also like the oldschool jews, in that they're warlike as all fuck and their physical description leads me to think that they aren't a species we want to try messing with without doing some preparatory work..
>all these anons wanting to get in the way of the bank>>38101327>Question him immediately while en rout to the safe house
You know, I was going to write a little fanfiction for this about some humans forming a cult around the hive. But I don't know if it could live up to a swarm of parasites attached to a skeleton. Got the cloaks figured out and everything. Thing layered white silk, to look like and symbolize insectoid wings embracing them.
>>38101272>>38101300>>38101304the question is how to go about it, in a perfect world we'd capture one for a live test subject to learn all we can about them before starting. if not we could always "crash land" a ship with a clone human to seek their aid and distribute a handful of parasite and flies to start
>>38101327>It is marked with the logo of a local exterminator business, with a large plastic mold ant bolted to the roofOh QD.>Question him immediately while en rout to the safe house
>>38101349If anyone is willing to sell your shit, its the jews.But honestly lets run down these ideas with Elizabeth.
>>38101327>Find an isolated location and have Lyle question himdon't want to risk being followed back to our only real safe house (at least it is for now)also > a van drives up to the far side of the ally. It is marked with the logo of a local exterminator business, with a large plastic mold ant bolted to the roof.you cheeky bastard. I love you.
>>38101327>>Take him back to the safe house>>38101349Guys, remember that bankers DOUBLE-CHECK things, they'll surely notice a missing colony.
>>38101338Why don't we purchase a Valen specimen? They want trade, if they're Ferengi enough they could sell us a suicidal Valen, right?
>>38101346Just write that, but under the cloaks their skeletons with parasites attached to them.Embrace the spooky Anon.
>>38101346I honestly I have a hard time seeing it end up in a way that doesn't look like an Junji Ito story.
>>38101349If we're going to do this then I'd suggest...>Lay Planetary Raiding Fleet>Deploy stealth units for observation and scouting>Flies acquire DNA sample of a household's occupants>Start growing hybrid-clones of occupants>Abduction and replacement when clones are readyThen we can begin parasite implantation from there. What people seem to be forgetting is that parasites can't /erase/ memories, so if you want to implant someone in secret and have them be willing and useful to us you have to hit them with the amnesiac chemical before you do sketchy shit.>>38101327>Take him back to the safe house
>>38101327>>Question him immediately while en rout to the safe house>It is marked with the logo of a local exterminator business, with a large plastic mold ant bolted to the roof.If that shit isn't ironic nothing is. Well played QD, well fucking played.
>>38101383Oh shit! Anon, do that! Do it. Yessssssssssss.
>>38101372>Guys, remember that bankers DOUBLE-CHECK things, they'll surely notice a missing colony.We can squeeze into human territory through the jews!!!
>>38101372which is why we start small, find one with a particularly dangerous job and have him "disappear" in a way that they won't question. once we have enough info to clone and adapt to how they work we start with a low level clerk, then 2, then 5, then the tellers, then the bank manager, then we run the bank and no one off planet knows that anything has happened
>>38101327>Find an isolated location and have Lyle question him
>>38101327> isolated locationhe might be tracked
>>38101383Well, for the sake of the story, I was going to have it happen in a way that doesn't involve hive mind control. A bunch of scientists or something learning the existence of the hive, becoming obsessed with the hive, and eventually lobotomizing random people and implanting crude imitations of the relays trying to gain access to the psionic network.But yeah, shit would get really freaky once that actually start figuring stuff out, or if the hive actually steps in.
Why don't we just use the prisoners we have at home to test on?
>>38101418Hmm, good point.>>38101393Rescinding, isolated location.
>>38101423Please anon... Do it, I need it. It's got all the story elements I love.
>>38101427Because we don't need to 'test' anything. It all works, we don't need prototypes of parasites. We need to actually do something with them now.
>>38101454No I mean test if we can make a being entirely out of parasites. We need genetic tapestry to make it even work, so we WILL need more tests to iron out the kinks.
>>38101487>kinksRead that as kikes. I think this talk of jew fish is getting to me.
>>38101487Look, that's simply not a feasible idea. Creating a clone carrying parasite eggs or a means of producing them on it's own is feasible, but not replacing all of the internal organs with parasites.
>>38101513Sounds like you need Space/pol/
>>38101518You know what we've been talking about, you know what I mean by now. We're doing it.
>>38101518Best to stop eating up the useful posts arguing with them/him. Daylight and sleep will show the errors of that plan well enough on their own.
>>38101327Looks like>Find an isolated location to interrogate himThe sun has risen and now, after only a short few hours of sunlight, begins to recede behind the shadow of Gemini's sister world in its daily eclipse, bathing the city in an eerie darkness until late in the evening.The van is parked under a small bridge stretching over a local river. The sound of gushing water muffles out the van's engine as the cite's drainage system dumps the runoff into the river from the morning's rainfall.Lyle lightly pats the man's cheek as he slowly comes to, then gives him a firm backhand as he opens his eyes."You're quite the shot, you know that? Put one right on the mark." He points to the blood encrusted wound on his chest with his thumb. "Stings like hell, you fuckin' cunt."The man spits out blood, and a piece of tooth. "Who the hell are-" Lyle punches the man, nearly knocking him out again. He falls to the ground dazed for a moment. He tries to get up, and promptly collapses under his own weight."Your augs are shit, mate. Snapped the main servo before you came to."Your clones move back from the front seat and gather around in silence.>Ask (write in)>Other
>>38101327Find an isolated location
>>38101538>No stopping our cult army of skeletons made of parasitesThis is getting dangerously spooky anon.
>>38101553Not wanting to make "Worms That Walk" but with parasites.>>38101560>Why were you staking out Lee's house?>>38101568Bit slow there, mate.
>>38101560obvious question to start with would be why the fuck they shot at us when we entered the building. B&Es are illegal and all but not shot on sight bad.
>>38101560>>AskWhy were you staking out the house
>>38101560"To start with, I'm going to know /everything/ you know eventually. Whether or not it's pleasant for you depends on how well you answer my questions right now.Got any trackers on you? Why were you watching that apartment? Who's paying you? Where'd you get the shitty ass henchmen?"
>>38101574More like dangerously FUN!
>>38101560Let's get the obvious out of the way.>Who sent you>Who were you sent to kill
>>38101560>>Ask (write in)"Why so much effort to keep one guy hidden, this Lee guy was a nobody before that fiasco on some backwater rock and now it seems I can't take two steps without finding someone willing to put a slug in me to keep him gone. The people I work for just want to find him so he can stop being a problem for everyone else, what makes him worth the lives of you and the rest of your team that you'd stop a hardworking guy like me go thru so much hassle just to find him?"
>>38101560>Ask-Who he and his buddies are.-Why they tried to kill him. What was his job.-Who they work for.-How does he contact his boss/Where do tey meet.-Location of any bases of operation or the like.-What he knows about Lee.Am I missing anything?
>>38101635What do you think about parasites?
>>38101644Definitely a good ending line.
>>38101560Lyle squads down to meet his gaze. "Now, before we get to any conversation, you should know I have a bit of an anger management problem. Now you shot me square in the heart, so I'd like to keep my blood pressure nice and low until that grows back. So..." He leans over and rifles through a pile of items, then pulls out a metal poison wand. "If you don't answer my questions truthfully, and quickly, I'm going to have one of my friends over here beat the shit out of you with this stick. Okay?" He tosses the wand to your brawler."Okay. First question. What's your name?"The man stares back in silence."Really? This is an easy one. Just start with your name. You know what? Who the fuck cares, I sure don't." Lyle stands up and pulls out a cigar, quickly lighting it with a practiced motion."Why was there a sniper staking out the apartment of some random little cunt that's supposed to be dead anyway?""Why were you look for a-" Lyle backhands the man again, then opens the back door and walks out."You're not taking this seriously." He says "I'm going to enjoy a smoke while you get the shit beat out of you with that stick. Be back in a bit." He closes the doors.The sound of gushing water has abated slightly, only slightly masking the sound of deep wet thumps coming from within the van. Lyle breaths deeply from his cigar and speaks to you out of instinct. "This is guy has training, It's going to take a while."Please roll 1d100, best of 3 for lighthearted conversation.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>38101697
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>38101697
>>38101711Based dice be blessing us with INTIMIDATION.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>38101697
>>38101711you just rolled us a new best friend
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>38101697>>38101711>>38101712Do we even need to roll anymore?
>>38101711the big guy is fucking scary it seems
>>38101711>It's going to take a while.no its not
>>38101728inb4 our parasite temporarily re-arranges a few bone structure on the big guy.Time for Beetlejuice face!
>>38101697It is difficult to follow the path of Tau Ceti as it traces along the sky behind the planet above, but the glow has shifted slightly as the hours go on."So you're telling me someone paid you to hang from the side of a building and what, shoot at looters? And you have no idea who this person is?""That sounds familiar, actually." You whisper. Lyle grimaces."I told you. Was told to... watch the place..." the man strains to swallow between labored breaths. "until the demolition.""By who?"He attempt to shake his head, but only manages to wiggle his jaw. "Don't know." He says, the air whistling through missing teeth and split lips. He shudders with a brief muscle spasm as he tries to cough, sending a light mist of blood from his mouth. "Said someone would be coming. Looking. Lay a trap for em.""So how did they tell you that? Dead drop, shitty phone line? Does he show up in a raincoat with a poped collar in an abandoned parking garage, what?""I know a guy, at a local joint. Finds jobs. Names Pete." He tries to open an eye, managing only to squint from one of his swollen buses.Lyle leans in closer. "Alright then, tell me about Pete."Elsewhere, on the other side of the district, your flies watch as Jackob continues to drink at the bar of a club. He swirls the drink in his hand. He quickly brings his finger to his ear and clicks the radio."Yea?""Found a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy. Tried to shoot me at Lee's place." Lyle says."Shit, you okay?""Yea, but I was wondering if you know a guy named Pete? Hangs out in your district apparently.""Yea, actually, he's known for arranging jobs and fencing the goods, you know, robberies, smash and grabs, small time stuff usually. Hell I could probably find him right now." He seems to eye various tables in the club as he speaks."Might as well, it sounds like he's a bit in over his head though. See if you can find out what he knows, figure out who wanted Lee's apartment looked over."cont.
>>38101924>"That sounds familiar, actually." You whisper. Lyle grimaces.Still the cheekiest.
>>38101924"Apparently someone was expecting me to show up, and put a sniper and a good squad on watch duty. They weren't told much, but they were pretty well trained. Not quite military, but they had better equipment then your standard street gang.""I'll look into it, you try to stay out of trouble though." He clicks the radio off, swigs his drink down, and moves to leave, his eyes locked on the back of the head of a tattooed patron exiting the club.Lyle clicks the radio off as your clones exit the van. One of them leans into the cab and sets it to neutral, and they give it a quick push, sending it rolling into the river. Lyle tosses a handful of credit chips to your clones. "You need to go find yourself a place to stay." He says through puffs of his cigar. "Plenty of cheap hotels around. Let me know when you found a place."They nod and make to leave. Lyle stands at the edge of the river for a while longer watching the bubbles break the surface until the river grows calm, and then makes his way to a tram station.Elsewhere, your corvette has landed on the surface of Zero One. Above you you detect several server ships twist light around them and vanish, and there is a sudden increase in the activity of the server city, although nothing you detect seems to hold any valuable data with regards to why. Something about detected supernovae.Your drones disembark and fan out to secure the area. The gravity is harsh, nearly breaking your drones as they simply walk along the ground. It will take more drones to perform even the most simple of tasks here, at least for now.>Have your drones begin construction of a new hive>Have them search the region for new samples>Other
>>38102085>Have your drones begin construction of a new hive
>>38102085>>Have your drones begin construction of a new hive
>>38102085>Have them search the region for new samples>Something about detected supernovaeThis could be either very bad, or QD rusing us.
>>38102085>Have them search the region for new samplesDid he give us permission to set up a hive?
>>38102085>Have your drones begin construction of a new hiveneed a base first, then we can start dicking around.
>>38102103Yes, we're just not to do any volatile testing near the server facility.
>>38102128Well full hive ahead!>Have your drones begin construction of a new hive
>>38102085>Have your drones begin construction of a new hive.Once we have a lab set up, they can go find samples to study.
Just a thought, but does anyone think w could combine the rejuvenation serum with Genetic Tapestry to gradually turn someone from another species into a hive drone? I'm thinking the new cells are Hive cells instead of the organism's cells. It would probably take years as the the original cells slowly die one by one and are replaced.
>>38102085Your drones begin excavation immediately. Under normal circumstances, mountains make for prime locations, however this planet lacks anything greater then a hill, and even you fear digging very deep under the stress of such gravity. Your workers process the soil into cement, and soon a semblance of a structure is underway.Several kilometers away you spot a swarm of drones moving out from the distant server city and begin digging into the ground. As your workers form the shape of your new hive outpost you can see the foundations of an anti-orbital battery under construction on the horizon. Several more server ships vanish from orbit.You have already elected to introduce Theseus to the Skyl engram known as Heretic, although you are still unsure of how exactly to go about it.>Offer Theseus the location of Heretic's Drive ship>Offer to relay communication>Other (write in)
>>38102259>>Offer to relay communication>>Ask Theseus what about any increase in supernovae
>>38102259>Offer to relay communication
>>38102259> offer relay communication, at first
>>38102272>>38102283Support.Also ask him what all this fuss is about. If Zero One is about to be moved away from then we'd like to know.
>>38102259>Offer to relay communication.
>>38102259>>Offer to relay communicationWhen we know they get along we'll let them meet screen to screen.
>>38102272Sure I guess.
>>38102292>you can see the foundations of an anti-orbital battery under construction on the horizon.This doesn't sound like something someone who's about to move would do.
>>38102304I'm no shadowrun anon, but I can think of ulterior motives. Anyway, it's a reasonable question and we should be notified if he expects to come under attack.
>>38102259Wait Why are we doing this? This seem completely fucking pointless.
>>38102317I'm no shadowrun either, but blink drives leave distinct supernova-like flashes of radiation whenever their used, and the increase in activity has me worried
>>38102334Lifeforms.and its like a slumberparty with our besty
>>38102334Build trust with Theseus, establish another base of operations and production, acquire interesting genetic samples from the creatures here.You know, the reasons we do most things. Sorry you couldn't grasp that on your own.
>>38102371>Build trust with Theseus>We got as much trust as we're ever going to get from him.establish another base of operations and production, acquire interesting genetic samples from the creatures here.Neither of those apply here.So why aren't we being intelligent about this?
I'm wondering is the Regalia colony has been collecting samples of lifeforms, unique minerals, and observing interesting phenomenons. Stuff that we could study and maybe gain something from. As far as I know, it's just those crops that they analyzed.
>>38102433No. Remember the giant birds?
>>38102259You send a ping to the Clarke and Theseus quickly responds in kind."The hive had informed of the existence of an alien machine intelligence. Would you like the hive to facilitate an introduction."He sends a burst of data back to Zero One, and it takes a long time to be sent back. The air around the server city is filled with ciphers and encryptions, as well as strange hyperbolic radio signals. Eventually a response is sent back."That would be agreeable." There is a pause."I do apologize" He says after some thought, " but there is a very small likelihood of you being native to your current world, we were also wondering if you knew, in general terms, where your evolutionary home world may be.">Answer (write in)>Speak with Heretic (write in)>Other
>>38102433>Neither of those apply here.Bitch, we're establishing a research base here. They absolutely apply here you fucking dolt.
>>38102449You meant the we're about to get without Theseus's help? Remember his help costs us shit.
>>38102462Do we actually know where our homeworld is?If so, just tell him. I don't think there's anything to be gained from what is now probably a blackened hunk.
>>38102462>AnswerOn the opposite side of the galaxy mostly likely. Beyond that we are uncertain.
>>38102462>>Answer (write in)Uh no, you wouldn't happen to have any info on that, would you? And did you also happen to find another hive who have very somber design choices?
>>38102462>>Answer (write in)We may not be native to this world, but the Hive was born here. We do not know.
>>38102462>Answer (write in)"The hive wish it knew as well, but such knowledge has been lost for many thousands of years."
>>38102464>Bitch, we're establishing a research base here. They absolutely apply here you fucking dolt.It doesn't apply because we already have established base there. Jackass.
>>38102462>Answer"I'm afraid not. We were born of another queen and it is unknown if she hatched us on her homeworld or not, and even then maybe her homeworld is one she was sent to colonize and build a hive upon. It would be nice to know though. I am certainly willing to trade for such information if you come across any."
>>38102516>>38102462Seconding this. If he finds out before us somehow, I'd definitely like to know.
>>38102513We just got here.
>>38102513Previously I think it was just a pod in orbit
>>38102462"That would be unknown." You say, "Although such data would be of value to the hive.""That is unfortunate. Regardless, we would very much appreciate the facilitation of communication between us and this alien intelligence.">Ask (write in)>Speak with Heretic (write in)>Other
>>38102583>What would you like to ask Heretic?
>>38102583>Speak with HereticAsk if it would like to communicate with another machine intelligence in hopes to facilitate the exchange of data that may further it's goal of stopping the void crystals
>>38102583>Ask if heretic is interested in communicating with Theseus.
>>38102583>Speak with Heretic (write in)Inform heretic of Theseus and ask if he is interested in any particular form of technology ubiquitous to Theseus.
>>38102583>how do you like your steak?
>>38102583You quickly have your pod drifting not far from the growing Skyl fleet break its silence. The weapons of several dozen patrolling craft train on the pod immediately before it is recognized as an ally and the fleet disperses."The hive is aware of an artificial mind, similar to yourself. Would you be interested in communication?"The response is immediate. "Does this intelligence wish to facilitate the defeat of servile races and the destruction of their masters?"You actually not entirely sure how to respond. "Most likely." You say."Sufficient. Communication is acceptable."You quickly return your attention to Theseus, who has assembled a cipher of sorts, similar in nature to the first contact data given to you by Lee. You pass it back to Heretic, who very quickly returns it. The two begin humming and chirping, passing streams of machine code and programming. The conversation lasts all of a quarter of a second, and you detect the drive ship come to live. It tears a rift ahead of itself and nearly a hundred small craft pour through, each slightly smaller then a corvette."What did you say?" Your thinkers have trouble decrypting the data. It does not appear to be deliberate, but it is rather obtuse to your drones, and there is a lot of it."We initiated several trades of knowledge, local map data, personal schematics and objectives, and facilitated a small military enlistment in exchange for resource and industrial provisions. We both also appreciate the effort in facilitating the arrangement, and agree to repay the debt however possible."Interesting.In orbit over Zero One a tetrahedral server ship exits a fold in space, tumbling end for end as it trails igniting gas and molten armor plating. There are various foreign chunks of matter lodged within, and a number of surrounding cruisers open fire into the exposed hull, burning out whatever is within. You are unable to get a clear indication of what it is from your position on the ground.cont.
>>38102840Please tell me you didn't discover the Flood, Theseus.
>>38102840I'm not sure what we can actually do about that...
>>38102840There goes a bunch of tech we'll never be able get.
>>38102840probably decided destroying it in orbit was preferable to letting it hit the planet as a whole
We just let two rogue AIs handshake everybody! God help whoever or whatever they decide to delete from the universe.
>>38102884Why? Nothing prevents us from negotiating for it later. Tech trading isn't one time and that's it. Plus we're deciphering the exchange anyways.
>>38102911Thankfully, those also happen to be our enemies, so good for us.
>>38102918Probably because the server ship is tumbling out of control and has just been assploded.
>>38102911It's not going to be us so who cares?
I like how Theseus acknowledges the fact that we have been in contact with Heretic for awhile now and isn't offended that we keep things from the Unity.It's almost like the AI trusts us.
>>38102926I thought he meant the exchange between Heretic and Theseus, also, I think this server ship came from wherever Theseus sent those earlier batch of ships.
>>38102933It's almost as if we have fostered a positive relationship that isn't as fragile as a fucking snowflake. Funny how not being a shithead works huh?
>>38102926Oh that. I missed it. oops. We'll see if there's anything to recover I suppose, but with caution since there's a reason they destroyed that server ship.
>>38102946oh. Something just rocked theseus's shit big time. He NEVER sacrifices server ships as they contain valuable data. Something just went very badly and I don't think it was humans.
>>38102956Yes, there was a reason. It was tumbling out of control, filled with an exotic material, probably ammunition of some enemy, and also at risk of colliding with a planet.
>>38102955Beat me to the punch anon. This just goes to show fostering the relationship with Theseus was a good investment. One that I expect will continue to bear fruit.
>>38102840After you watch the stream of craft flow through the rift, the Skyl drive ship opens another, and another formation of skyl craft flow through, this time appearing in orbit over Zero One. They quickly mingle with the nearby cruisers and promptly intercept the recovering server ship. Your mind is stabbed with an aching pain as the wing of attack craft blast the server ship with a psionic jammer for several minuets before dispersing into a wider orbit.A moment later you detect a server ship enter space near the Skyl drive ship. It unfolds itself into a dockyard and the skyl craft begin piling resources into its unfolding armatures and scaffolds. You note an obvious improvement in the space efficiency of the new skyl craft being produced, with each one smaller and faster then before.>bring your corvette back into orbit of Zero One>Keep your corvette on hand at the new hive>Other
>>38102955It's almost as if the AI and Us have goals that either flow along the same path or do not come into conflict in any large way.Sadly, this more than likely will not work for other organics.
>>38102976>>bring your corvette back into orbit of Zero One>>Ask Theseus about the burning servership
>>38102976Keep your corvette on hand at the hive.AlsoTheseusLook at all of these newfags, I bet they can't even triforce.Heretic▲ ▲ ▲
>>38102976>bring your corvette back into orbit of Zero One>Ask Theseus about the burning servership>Ask Theseus if he desires assistance
>>38102976So that was obviously something belonging to either the void gods or the ceph, otherwise they wouldn't have needed to jam that fucker into oblivion. The question now is; will they want it back?
>>38102976>>38102986Supporting.I'm guessing they had a slip drive or crystal to study all along and Heretic warned Theseus to destroy it, maybe.
>Theseus and Heretic will eventually go to war over who gets to Waifu Red Queen instead of spitroasting her like she secretly desiresPerfect Union of Immortal Flesh and Eternal Technology when?
>>38103013Would neither suprise nor offend me. In fact, I'd be terrified if Theseus wasn't keeping secrets, because that would mean us doing so is an EXTREME offense to his kind. Since he keeps them to, we don't need to worry about it.
>>38103013The melted servership parts and the foreign objects in it would suggest that Theseus was already considering that part even before he finished talking with Heretic>>38103025Where's smutanon when you need him?
>>38103025Do not waifu the Queen, or the two AIs with no sexual urges.Fucking deviant.
So, is heretic like those redditors who go on 4chan to be edgy now? Or is he from that other conspiracy chan?
>>38103025>millennia from now, The AI Unity and the Red Hive will wage eternal war, stars will be born and die in the expanse, worlds shattered forevermore, species once studied are driven to extinction.>The result will determine who wears the Fuzzy cuffs.
>>38103044Someone already did, with theseus brainfucking the queen with a data transfer.
>>38103044>Mfw you aren't waifuing Queenie and AI.
>>38103074Shove it up your ass faggot.
>>38103044>Not shipping RedQueenxElizabethxTheseusWhat is wrong with you?
>>38103112I never got sauce on that and it drives me mad.
>>38103112You do realize I was talking about your disgust right?
>>38102976Your corvette takes off, with great effort, and begins to ascend into orbit. As you break orbit you detect a faint signal.Several light-hours away a small burst of radiation catches your attention, for the briefest moment.You detect the serverships in orbit shift their position, and several open fire with their railguns as they shed formations of cruisers from within their hulls. A moment later the front end of a server ship ignites from the impact of a railgun. Several more bursts of radiation appear, and you can sense something, a seething anger, emanating from the edge of the system.>Blink your corvette away>Reinforce Zero One>Move your corvette away from the planet and cloak>Other
>>38103109That has no right to be that arousing. Stop arousing me you filthy, filthy deviant.T-thanks Anon.
>>38103144Shove it deep anon-kun>>38103129I know your pain anon
>>38103167>Reinforce Zero OneGuess it was good timing that we decided to introduce Theseus and Heretic
>>38103167UhWell shit.>Move your corvette away from the planet and cloak
>>38103167>OtherInform the AIs of the seething anger and offer to build a Psionic Shroud in the system.Get some jammers over there as well.
>>38103167>Blink your corvette awayOh shit we pissed off Void God big time.
>>38103167>Reinforce Zero OneWe dun fucked up. >>38103189 No, don't you get it anon, this is happening BECAUSE we introduced Theseus and heretic. We just put theseus up another threat level.
>>38103195We need those samples first, anon.Get it together, there is still time.
Rolled 100 (1d100)Rolling for anal circumference. Lets get our war fleet there ASAP, also I vote we build ALL of the warships now too.
>>38103167"What. Did. You. Do?"
>>38103167I just had an idea. A big one. Ask Theseus and Heretic to return the favor by helping with the Cannon. With all three of us working on it from our unique angles... things could happen.
>>38103167>>Move your corvette away from the planet and cloakOh fuck, hide, don't let it know that we're still alive.
>>38103207This counts right?Have my babies.
>>38103220It fucking knows, the only solution is killing it with fire!
>>38103167>>38103217Also,>Reinforce Zero One
>>38103207Oh boy...We could ask for a remote uninhabited planet to build a testing facility on as well.We may need that psionic cannon sooner then expected.
>>38103167>Reinforce Zero One>>38103207what does the opposite of pic related even look like...
>>38103167>OtherTheseus did you just destroy a void shard?
>>38103199What?If you haven't noticed anon, the specific lines about supernovas and Theseus moving fleets before we talked to him bout Heretic, this would still happen independent of whether or not we introduced them to each other.>>38103207Oh my
>>38103255That face, this unknown... Its too much!
>>38103281Saving that btw
>>38103167The other ships opening fire on the first Server ship suggests boarders- which doesn't fit the Void Crystals MO. And given Theseus' earlier question about our home planet, he most likely encountered the Obsidian Queen and has royally fucked up. Just my two cents though, could be wrong.
>>38103298Stay away from my skele wiafu.
>>38103304That's the most likely scenario. I'm advocating that we hide the fuck away because if she even gets a whiff at us, she might do the same thing to mother and send a thousand-strong fleet at us.
>>38103304>And given Theseus' earlier question about our home planet, he most likely encountered the Obsidian Queen and has royally fucked up.>Didn't even consider that...Fuck.
>>38103304My god... That is why he asked about our home world, he knows what it is doesn't he. We should panic and send everything at her now. Everyone will know of us soon anyway.
>>38103310Fuck off! I already have my own.
>>38103167>>Blink your corvette away
>>38103316We need to make the Psionic Shroud.
>>38103335>We should panic and send everything at her now. Everyone will know of us soon anyway.We need to bide our time.
>>38103167>Reinforce Zero One
Actually if we help with defending then black queen will go all in since she wants to eradicate all other queens and by doing that we'll reveal our presence. Just saying.
>>38103361We gotta save our husbando though! Also this will make it clear we are allies.
>>38103333>>38103335I was wondering why anons didn't pick on on the clues that Theseus has been interacting with another hive that have been dropped since the start of the thread.>>38103349We need more dead void shards for that. We have at least one. Since I don't remember we salvaged any from Mom's ship So we can only make one Shroud.>>38103370LISTEN TO THIS ANON SINCE WE'RE GONNA GET OUR ASSES ROYALLY FUCKED IF THE OBSIDIAN QUEEN KNOWS WE'RE ALIVE.
>>38103370Do we have any form of stasis? If so we should make a true queen, stick its larvael form in stasis, shove it in a pod, and keep it as an insurance policy.
>>38103388We don't even know if it IS the Black Queen.It could just be the FUCKING CEPH, y'know the PIRATE VOID SQUIDS?I HAVE THE BEST IDEA.WE FUCKING ASK THESEUS WHO IS ENGAGING.
>>38103370We should communicate this to Theseus."Shit, yo Thece, that bitch cray. If she find me, she goan end me. Sheeet." Think blink away on the double.
>>38103167>Reinforce Zero One>Hive fleetSpace Pod (80) – 2400Shuttle (10) – 250Mining Corvette (16) – 4400Scout Corvette (8) – 1800Lancer Corvette (2) – 450Fleet Corvette (4) – 900Stealth Frigate (4) – 1952Heavy Cruiser (10) – 12150You do not currently have any formed fleets.What would you like to send to reinforce>Everything (not including the two corvettes at the bottom of Huron, or any mining corvettes)>Send your frigates and cruisers>Form fleet from your current ships (write in)>Other
>>38103405Don't help at all, instead tell theseus why we're not helping. Offer covert assistance instead. Shroud tech maybe?
>>38103374>husbando Really?But no that will make things worse. Especially since she is going to be >>38103405>OtherDon't.
>>38103394Ceph use energy weapons, ballistic exotic munitions suggests hive weaponry. >>38103405The space pods, shuttles, and mining corvettes are all worthless here, as are any scouts already doing something important, send everything else, start constructing more heavy ships.
>>38103167>Move your corvette away from the planet and cloakThey'll detect the burst of radiation if we jump. Prepare the fleet though, depending on the scale of fleets, we could either be a successful surprise attack or just a drop in an ocean of ships. If the latter, we may need to leave Zero One to its fate.
>>38103405Is it too late to just hide?And scold Theseus a bit.
>>38103405>EverythingKiller, killer, killerThe code we live byDon't wait for later, do it now, boy it's do or die
>>38103433Fuck you anon, I want to actually win this quest.
>>38103422Hive weaponry as dated by what? A thousand years or more? and were used by NON Crystal-Soul fucked Queens?Just accept the fact that you don't know dick about how the Void Crystals affect races technologically, it's very likely that by this point the Void Queen could have Entirely Organic superdeathlasers if she is still alive.
>>38103405Don't even try.>>38103412>Molecular disassembler warheadThe only worth useful thing in this situation.
>>38103405Send everything except the Space Pods, Shuttles, and Mining Corvettes. Maybe two Space Pods to act as cloaked sensors.
>>38103394Yeah let's ask Theseus if they know who's engaging.In the meantime, how do we build our armada?We'll need lot's of nutrients, but we have new building options for that. We'll need to build it to have lots of options for an offensive. Get some nukes, some immolaters, laser cooling, Swarm missiles to serve as buffer for larger missiles and find and expose weak spots to capitalize on, ect...
>>38103436In Mom's flashback, the descriptions said nothing about energy weapons being used by the Obsidian Queen's forces and that was around only a year ago.
We have chemical and biological weaponry, lets prepare to use it. >>38103453Fuck yes, also we can get large nutrient quantities from orbital solar farms around the gas giants.
>>38103405>Don't help Only one system is danger.
>>38103405before we send anything, we should ASK THESEUS what he just pissed off. if its not the Black Queen we can do something
>/tg/ panicking over the thought that it MIGHT be the Void Queen when there has been literally zero evidence that it isThe only evidence is a spike of aggression over a psionic / tachyon magic bond.Elizabeth has a psionic / tachyon magic bond, the SKYL had one, the Ceph MIGHT get one or have a really localized one.
>>38103468Ceph have one for sure, its just artificial in nature and pretty shit.
>>38103405>Build up the fleet in preparation with new warships instead.>Build some solar collectors for the nutrient cost as well.
>>38103468The only ones using that bond right now is:Black queenServants of black queenParanoia is justified, anon.In any case, it'd be prudent to ask theseus first, if it's nothing related to black queen then send all warships.
Lets find out what kind of beehive theseus poked quickly.
>>38103464We don't have the numbers to fight any of them..
>>38103394We detected them entering the system by the burst of radiation- the only way we've been able to detect the Ceph jumping into a system is by a telltale shimmer in space, not a burst of radiation. It's most likely the Obsidian Queen, unless Theseus managed to piss some other Hive Queen who also happens to be relatively nearby.
>>38103473Elizabeth's is artificial in nature to be fair.It's just Elizabeth got hers from ancient Skyl / Hive ruins where as the Ceph got theirs from being the slaves to crystals.
>>38103487Hive not Skyl.
>>38103486But Hive based FTL doesn't really leave radiation unless I misread something horribly.How does an almost entirely organic method of FTL travel make radiation?
>>38103405>>38103476Same guy here. Also, we should talk to Theseus about all this before anything.
>>38103484Time to lay a bunch of giant space eggs than.
>>38103500Our body naturally produces Infrared radiation, its not nearly as complicated as you think it is.
>>38103405>>Form fleet from your current ships (write in)Cruisers, Frigates and the Lancers
>>38103484We can offer servership-cleaning service.As in, send our counter-boarders, since Theseus values server ships, right? Better have one that's badly damaged rather than getting one destroyed, or compromised by enemy forces.
>>38103468>The only evidence is a spike of aggression over a psionic / tachyon magic bond.NOPETheseus has detected "supernovae" and dispatched forces to investigate them. Do you know which FTL creates supernovae-like signature? Hive Blink Drives.Who else has Hive Blink Drives other than us? The Obsidian QueenYou know, this actually explains why Theseus requested military aid from Heretic. I was wondering why that sorta came out of nowhere.
>>38103519Lets just set everything on fire and go from there.
>>38103500It leaves radiation the same as supernova.
>>38103519Still not worth since it will reveal our existence.
>>38103540Lets fucking reveal it, they can't attack us until they find us still. Fuck hiding and fuck cowardice. My life for Aiur!
>>38103500Every time we jump and arrive, there's a flash and a burst of radiation. Why do you think we've been so meticulous to jump at least a light day distance from any human system we enter? It's because they'd see a random burst of light and radiation in space with no explanation. As to how- fucking biotechnology
>>38103565Blink drive can be tracked. That's how the White queen was found.
You guys do realise we have the superior firepower right? Think this through logically, she's been without competitors for a while right? So obviously she wouldn't think about upgrading her weaponry. And the only reason our mother lost her battle was because the Void God saved her ass, she was getting decimated before he showed up. All the evidence points to her being shit, we CAN beat her. Just have faith in yourselves.
>>38103586Hell yes! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULLS THRONE! We shall win this day!
>>38103586Were you here for the flashback.Did you see the numbers of ships?I don't think you have friend.
I'm lost, did Thesus just tried to destroy a void crystal he had been studying/kept in secret, thus announcing to the evil void god of his location?or was there a rogue section of him that didn't like heretic that revolted?>>38103586>not remembering how much the canon helped.
>>38103565>>38103586Anon, we don't have much to fucking defend ourselves with, last time i checked, the Obsidian Queen still has at the very least a couple hundred ships that our mother didn't manage to destroy in her mad blaze of glory.
>>38103601Theseus doesn't have rogue sections, they don't function in that manner, they all work towards a consensus. Kind've like the geth.
>>38103586We can beat an initial engagement at the moment, but future engagements will require more firepower, manpower, and military advancements and applications.
>>38103611Yeah the geth had that anon.
>>38103586>You guys do realise we have the superior firepower right?Superior firepower doesn't mean shit when they have 100000 ships.
>>38103601I think Theseus found the Obsidian Queen, likely at the old homeworld of the original Hive. Probably said something rude or something about other surviving queens, which made blacky very mad.
>>38103611The Geth had divisions and factions within their consensus anon.That was kinda the entire point of Legion.
>>38103405Several high velocity impacts rip into the hulls of orbiting server ships, and you begin to see the bulk of the assaulting fleet. A hive battleship, flanked by four cruisers, two battlecruisers, and at least a dozen frigates. Corvettes huddle near the hulls of the larger craft like fish to the belly of a whale, and the entire formation is decelerating towards the planet, firing railgun rounds as it slows into an orbit.You note at least half of the frigates continue with their velocity, breaking ahead of the rest of the fleet.You feel conflicted in your actions. Your fleets are eager with battle-lust, but you hesitate to give the order.>Speak with Theseus (write in)>Send in your heavy combat ships (frigates, cruisers, and your lancers)>Send in all armed ships>Cloak your corvette and avoid the flee>Othre
>>38103611Do you not know geth lore?>>38103625Maybe, also shows that he was trying to form other alliances and shit.
>>38103636>Cloak your corvette and avoid the flee
>>38103636>Send in your heavy combat ships.For freedom, for Theseus, for Scotland!
>>38103636>>Speak with Theseus>Cloak your corvette and avoid the fleeWHAT DID YOU FUCKING DO?We're definitely outgunned here.
>>38103636>Send in all armed ships
>>38103586Not to mention all the fucking industry tech we got.We shit out ships in a day, and her forces were mostly depleted recently.
>>38103651We have ten cruisers, in theory enough to break his vanguard. We need to make more, and fast.
>>38103636>Cloak your corvette and avoid the fleeLet's not be stupid.>>38103655That 1 year ago.
>>38103636>Speak with Theseus (inform him of the futile of action, and to retreat, and save themselves, at any way possible)>Cloak your corvette and avoid the flee>>38103648>trying to go against Hive battle ship>flanked by a lot of cruiser, when we only have 10>not remembering a hive battle ship is basically a mobile hive
>>38103636>Speak with Theseus"Why is the obsidian queen here? What did you do?">Offer tactical support and analysis.>Cloak your corvette and avoid the flee>Other: Have the drones on the planet hide and initiate psionic silence until we call for them.
>>38103636>>Cloak your corvette and avoid the fleeFuck this.
>>38103668Flanked by literally 6 cruisers.
>>38103636>Speak with Theseus (write in)Ask Theseus what in the name of science he did. Flee.
>>38103655>We shit out ships in a day>Not acknowledging the fact that she is the same fucking species of us, is the Elder by a number of centuries, and is apparently in bed with a fucking Pseudo-God that had enslaved the Skyl who were vastly technologically superior to the Old Hives and has had at the very least a year or several to build back what she lost from her already developed worlds.Dear Anon, Sweet Anon, quit being a fucking retard for once in your life, it's unhealthy.
>>38103668Seriously, read what >>38103636 wrote, that battleship has a dozen frigates, 4 cruisers, 2 battle cruisers, and a lot of corvettes. In theory we can take that.
>>38103659Cruisers take a day at least with the latest improvements.If we send everything barring the mining corvettes, that's10 Cruisers4 Frigates14 CorvettesVs1 Battleship2 Battlecruisers4 Cruisers12 Frigates and a load of corvettesThese do not look like good odds.>>38103677gotta call her something shorter than "Obsidian Queen">>38103680Supporting this, offer whatever data can be gleamed from mom's flashback to Theseus
>>38103636>>Send in your heavy combat ships (frigates, cruisers, and your lancers)Gotta help our bros and if we don't help now future diplomatic relations may be strained
>>38103636Can we fire when stealthed? Because if so let's go.Actually, fuck it, send everything that can fight.
>>38103705But is taking out a pathetic small fleet worth letting the Black Queen KNOW for certain that we are out there and are already capable of fielding fleets?
>>38103711We should build more frigates. A battleship or two, and maybe a few cruisers.
>>38103687Also has 12 frigatesand a lot of corvetsAnd a motherfucking HIVE BATTLE SHIP.Hive ShipCrew 5000/500Cost 8000N 150000MSize 6200 MetersSpinal Mounts: 2Turrets: 12Fixed: 18Auxiliary: 20Less a ship and more a mobile colony, the Hive ship is true to its name, offering a wide array of utility, manufacturing, and logistical capabilities in addition to its tremendous firepower. Its seemingly endless halls have room for nearly any conceivable upgrade, from metal processing to resource extraction to hangar bays and anything in between. The Hive ship comes equipped with four docking pylons mounted to the top of the hull, as well as a built-in egg layer and hatchery. The Hive ship has only two spinal mounts, but they are each far larger and far more powerful than the main gun of any other ship class. Despite its impressive array of weapons and vast size, it is agonizingly slow to maneuver, meaning it often requires an escort to defend against smaller and faster craft. The great value and logistical importance of the Hive ship means it is often at the core of the hive fleet, sometimes even serving as the queen’s personal flag ship. The presence of a Hive ship in a system is as much a political statement as it is a military one, showing the interest the queen has taken in the region.
>>38103636>Send in all armed ships we can win this initial battle, and that's all that counts! Once we win we can make more fleets even faster with metal sculpting! The only way we can lose is if we let ourselves lose! So long as we never give in and believe in ourselves we can do whatever we set our minds to! Because that's the way team /tg/ rolls!
>>38103636>Cloak your corvette and avoid the fight
>>38103726Why the fuck don't WE have one of these!?
>>38103711Bear in mind, there is skyl ship and server ships.>>38103726Battleship, not HIVE SHIP. There is a difference anon.
>>38103636>Send in your heavy combat ships (frigates, cruisers, and your lancers)
>>38103636>>Cloak your corvette and avoid the fleeWhy do people want to commit suicide?
>>38103734But still, there is the distinct possibility that as soon as black finds out we're alive, she would go all out and send all her possibly thousands-strong fleet at us. Rather lose the first battle than the entire war.
>>38103734QUICK NO TIME FOR READING COMPREHENSION ONLY PANIC NOW! >>38103744some of us actually want to have combat in this quest.
>>38103733Because it's huge and takes a good bit of time with our limited orbital or asteroid-based infrastructure?That's the kinda thing that no matter HOW bullshit advanced you are, cannot be built in atmosphere.
>>38103636>Cloak your corvette and avoid then flee>>38103755Some of us actually want to have more than two fights in this quest.
>>38103755I am personally hoping that we'll get time to prepare once she finds out, and we'll get swole with theseus and skyl AI. Win with power of friendship and all that.
>>38103755How about we have combat when we're ready for it?
>>38103734Actually yeah the battle ship is a bit worse since it is more focused on combat, instead of being a mobile hive.BattleshipCrew: 2000/200Cost: 4500N 10000MSize: 2060 MetersSpinal Mounts: 5Turrets: 12Fixed: 18Auxiliary: 22The Battleship is a massive hulk of weapons and armor, designed to slam into the enemy position and keep hammering away until nothing is left; a simple and often costly strategy. They are incredibly slow, as far as space craft go, and once they get moving few things are capable of stopping them. The massive amount of heat and energy they produce in their operation makes concealing a battleship a pipedream. Few things will set off more warnings and proximity scanners than a battleship entering a system, which could be seen as a flaw or a feature, depending on your point of view.
>>38103773Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize those cruisers were a display model.
>>38103778Hive ship can have shitloads of ships hidden in it.That's the biggest problem of it.
>>38103773We are ready for it! Her ships folded like fucking paper to our mothers ships and ours are 20 times more advanced!Just because we've been upgrading the shit out of ourselves doesn't mean she has.
>>38103793true and it can keep building them, which is something i forgot.
>>3810378210 cruisers vs a fuckhuge battleship, 2 bbattlecruisers which are still bigger than our own cruisers, 4 cruisers and then their escorts. And we know for a fact that they have much more than that.Ours is all we have. And we need more time to fucking build up.
>>38103800Reread the fucking encounter anon.
>>38103804We're not alone.
>>38103804But we have the superior firepower! All she has is shitty ballistics! The only reason we can lose is because you didn't even try.
>>38103833>Shitty ballisticsA MAC cannon doesn't care for how superior your shooty tech is.
>>38103636>Speak with Theseus"You owe me.">Send in all armed ships
>>38103636You quickly ping Theseus. He responds without the usual courtesies."Do you know this hive?"You didn't know Theseus could sound so concerned."Yes. She is a servant of the same force that directs the Ceph, and destroyed the hives own mother-hive." You let the statement sink in for a moment, then add. "What did you do?"Theseus actually seems indignant. "Nothing!" Was that a yell? "Expeditionary fleets discovered evidence of similar civilizations as your own. Attempts at peaceful contact was met with lethal force, as were attempts at communication. The fleet retreated to local outposts, but were pursued."He sends you a recording of a battle in a distant star system. The fleets have merged in close combat as the hive fleet sends in boarding parties to cut through the hulls of the server ships. You watch as the weapons of the cruisers cleanly slice the hive ships in half, they have no shields, and the server ships mow down formations of approaching corvettes with singularity projectors.>Send ships to reinforce>Flee>Other
>>38103826>>38103833Balistics will still fuck your shit up, especially if Black brings her entire fucking fleet of thousands or ships bears down on us because she found out that the kid of that one girl she really fucking hates is still alive and not dead.
>>38103852>Send ships to reinforceFuck it, it's worth it.Might as well spill all of our history to Theseus while doing it.
>>38103852>Send ships to reinforce
>>38103852>Send in ships to reinforce. Theseus's biggest issue is boarding parties, our reinforcements will solve that, they are losing a lot due to the lack of shield tech, so send everything. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONES!
>>38103852>Send ships to reinforceI guess we have to ally with the humans.
>>38103852>>OtherGive him combat data gleamed from Mother's recording.>Send Stealthed Ships.>Give Heretic a heads up
>>38103852Actually... why can't we develop and haphazardly weld shields into our ships. It wouldn't be that hard and we can definitely do it. Also >>38103877 definitely give that damn data!
>>38103852Wait what if we load a pod with Molecular Disassembler Warhead and launch it at the Battleship?
>>38103892...not a bad idea... It better be fucking cloaked up though.
>>38103852>Send ships to reinforceFuck it. Let's test their strength.We'll have to really capitalize on our various weaponry and other advantages of our ships.Start coming up with tactics, people.
>>38103852>send ships to reinforceAre you just going to turn your backs and flee while our friend is in trouble? Because if you are I'm ashamed to even call you my fellow fa/tg/uys! If you have any sort of a spine at all you'll help me help our friend. So long as we fight on they'll never win!
>>38103901All of our pods are cloaked.
>>38103852>Send ships to reinforceAlso tell Theseus "Why did you not ask me first before trying to contact them? Don't you trust me? I would ask you first if I found another AI. Oh wait, never mind." Mentally knuckle your forehead and tee-he.
>>38103877supporting this. And don't forget to bring some of our own jammers.
>>38103919this, gallows humor is best humor.
>>38103905All ships should be stealthed for as long as possible.Have Theseus and Heretic engage them and distract them while we maneuver around their flank. Once Heretic has jammed them, we let loose and hope that Black didn't have the foresight to have thinker-couriers in case of being jammed.
>>38103923>>38103877Forgot about that. Have the big H jam it in.
>>38103892We better make sure it hits, though, since we only have a few of those right?So, we make a show of force with Theseus and Heretic, and try to get the attention of the enemy fleet one way. While some cloaked pods flank their way to the battleship.BUT ACTUALLY! We send them in two (or three) directions at once!And if the ruse fails, we tactically warp in a corvette loaded with the human nukes from Leeland, trigger on our finger.
>>38103852>Send ships to reinforce>Contact Heretic>Give Theseus combat data from the fight with the White Queen
>>38103932Oh that's actually a great plan, and it makes sure that she won't know we were there.Seconding many times.
>>38103932This sounds reasonable.Do we have any kamikaze pods w/ the fusion warheads on hand? because they'll be damned useful here.
>>38103994>fusion warheadsThat's a funny way of saying Molecular disassembler warhead.
>>38104027That's from homeworld isn't it.
>>38104027I offer one as well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK_VSocH69M
>>38103852>Send ships to reinforce"Kill for Mother!"Flashes of light erupt around several serverships as your combat ships enter at close range, centered on your orbiting corvette.The enemy fleet has separated fully now, with six of the frigates on a course to perform a fly by of Zero One. You watch as they enter a ring formation and pivot inward, flying sideways and facing each other as they approach.Lancer Corvette (2)Fleet Corvette (4)Stealth Frigate (4)Heavy Cruiser (10)>Wait for the frigates to pass by and focus on the main fleet>Concentrate on the approaching frigates and leave the main fleet to Theseus>Other (write in)
>>38104059>Concentrate on the approaching frigates and leave the main fleet to Theseus
>>38104059Wait for the frigates to pass, then attack them from behind.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VT6LFOIofRELet's do this /tg/! Let's show them that they can't push anyone around anymore! They think they can try something on us? Let's see how they like having their asses handed to them by a fleet half their size!
>>38104059>Stealth and and attempt to flank them>Call Heretic because we're gonna need those jammers.
>>38104080Since we are revealing ourselves to the black queen?Should we just do the same for the humans?I can see her tainting the image of our species.
>>38104059https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbNsNnLczg4Cloak, hit the friggin' frigates from the rear as they pass by.
>>38104059>Other Send cloaked pods loaded with disassembler warheads at the Battleship.
>>38104045Now I remember where I got this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kWwwh541_o
>>38104059>Concentrate on the approaching frigates and leave the main fleet to TheseusShit, I get up late and I nearly miss the whole thread!
>>38103129>>38103183Seriously? I just Google Image Searched it and got the name easily. How is it so hard.
>>38104095We're doing this to protect our friends! If these bastards think they can kill them while we're around, they got another thing coming!
>>38104126Google giveth and google Taketh away.
>>38104059>>Other (write in)Ask him for location of Enemy Hive, time for Immolator and/or Molecular Disassembler Warheads>>38104095No
>>38104133How does this relate to outing our selves to the humans,i want to do so that we can come to an agreement about the black queen, since now that she knows we exist things are gonna become a harder?
>>38104059>Concentrate on the approaching frigatesPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>38104161
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>38104161rollan
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>38104161invoking Friendship
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>38104161Welp, FOR MOTHER
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>38104161
>>38104166>>38104167>>38104168fucking Lyle stole our thunder
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>38104161The dice has been rolled, but eh, why not.
>>38104147>NoYou sure, since right now the queen knows about us, and what we know of her is that she systemically killed our entire race, even though it took a long as hell time to do it.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>38104161please take this roll if its a 100
>>38104161Wait can't we send some cloaked pods with disassemblers to eliminate the biggest problem on the battlefield.>>38104176>>38104177Of course we were going to get low rolls.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>38104161
>>38104166>>38104167>>38104168Rest in Pasta, Theseus
>>38104193and that clearly means we should reveal ourselves to the most militaristic xenophobic species in the universe
You think rolls like these will stop us? We've rolled worse than this and still come up on top! Just because our rolls are bad doesn't mean crap! Because we always win, no matter the challenge! If there's someone in our way we knock 'em down! And this is no different. We! Will! Win!
>>38104220So you want us to die?
>>38104211>militaristicActually not really, but they did recently just pass a law to become that.>xenophobic species in the universeWrong there their first contact laws just manipulates dumber races, if we are on equal ground they would think of us as a foreign nation.Its better than trying to fight the queen/ceph/void shits by our selves.Since we know heretic is not strong enough yet, and thesus is a glass canon.
>>38104220Relax, we still have the pod plan. If we roll good on that, our current losses are acceptable.After this battle, however it goes, who's up to shift into war mode? More mining, more making ships, more weapons research, more weaponization of whatever we can get our grubby hands on.
>>38104245>Actually not reallythey're natural reaction to discovering life on our world was to put a dozen nukes in obit facing towards us>>38104245>Wrong there their first contact laws just manipulates dumber races, if we are on equal ground they would think of us as a foreign nation.that's taking a huge leap of faith that they'd ever see the Hive on equal terms, which if what we've learned means anything is near impossible
>>38104258Can't really hide from the humans, but i'm game for it.
We could've nuke their home planet from orbit and hopefully made them call a retreat
>>38104258Sure, I am seconding this. The time for hiding has been over since we began upgrading our infrastructure this much, 2k pylons? Definitely war footing. Should make some orbital pylons too.
>>38104281>they're natural reaction to discovering life on our world was to put a dozen nukes in obit facing towards usI believe they put that as a precaution.>>38104281>that's taking a huge leap of faith that they'd ever see the Hive on equal terms, which if what we've learned means anything is near impossibleWould you rather face off the queen by ourselves, and we can't stay hidden if we want to ramp up our military, hell all they need to do is visit the planet to see ourselves all over the world now.
>>38104313>I believe they put that as a precaution.my point exactly, would a non militaristic race use nukes as a precaution or simply have a probe monitor the planet without the nuclear center>Would you rather face off the queen by ourselvesas opposed to putting our faith in the humans to save us? Yes, completely without question.
>>38104161Your fleet moves to engage the approaching frigates, loosing your long ranged weapons as they approach. They pivot their weapons and adjust their positions, and as they pass they fire every weapon at once, each aiming for a different target. several cruisers are struck by railgun rounds, while swarming unity drones are incinerated in passing clouds of autocannon fire. Several of your own craft are clipped in the fray or hit by scattered debris, but the primary target of the strike is clearly the sever ships near the core of your allied picket fleet. You detect the mad dash of data as millions of teraqubits are broadcast to the surface bellow as the server ship's hull erupts in flames and its frame begins to crack from the repeated blows.The formation continues onward, and you see it fire again, this time downward, to the planet itself. Monolithic server towers erupt with the force of atomic bombs as kinetic strikes pocket the landscape of the server city bellow. Emergency drones swarm over the area in an effort to fight the fires.The entire event passes in less then a fifth of a second.The frigates are long gone in moments, and their velocity ensures they will be unable to rejoin the fray for some time, but the bulk of the fleet is still decelerating, quickly moving to close range.>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleship>Have your ships move in close to engage the battleship, allowing the Skyl fleet to engage the smaller craft>Have your fleet move to engage the subcapitals, while Theseus and the Skyl focus on the battleship>Other
>>38104352>as opposed to putting our faith in the humans to save us? Yes, completely without question.An alliance doesn't mean we leave humans to save us, it means we give them the heads up, and tell them the situation while we start ramping up our military/ building rate with out fear of getting seen by humans.They can help us if they want, but it would probably in trading tech and shit like that.
Guys we can still win this. You've given up at the very first hardship we've encountered. Just because things look bad now doesn't mean our future can't be bright.
>>38104374>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleshipReturn of the Baneling.
>>38104374>>Have your ships move in close to engage the battleship, allowing the Skyl fleet to engage the smaller craftDisassembler warhead is a go.Also: shit we missed them.
>>38104374>>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleship>>>Have your fleet move to engage the subcapitals, while Theseus and the Skyl focus on the battleshipWhat's the curren configuration of our cruisers? I think they're the early ones which still have stealth cloaks right?
>>38104374>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleship
>>38104381again, you're basing all this on the assumption they'll>believe us>not kill us on principle>give a fuck what a bunch of talking insects saythe smart thing to do would be to tip them off off the Black Hive's location WITHOUT revealing us. then they start attacking from one front while we regroup and attack from behind
>>38104374>HA HA, TIME FOR PODS!Do this, stealth all of our pods while simultaneously attacking with whatever able ship we got.
>>38104313They'll see us like the west saw te Japanese after the Russo Japanese war. With terror and fear. They'll then try to appease us and keep us neutral and/or aligned with them
>>38104374>Have your ships move in close to engage the battleship, allowing the Skyl fleet to engage the smaller craftOur main weapons are great for close range, they're basically shotguns.
>>38104374>>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleship>>Have your fleet move to engage the subcapitals, while Theseus and the Skyl focus on the battleship
>>38104374Fill those pods with all sorts of nasty toys and suicide em into the battleship.
>>38104403>>believe us>>not kill us on principleExcept they have laws for this shit, and if we get in contact with the medai its even better.>>38104403>the smart thing to do would be to tip them off off the Black Hive's location WITHOUT revealing us. then they start attacking from one front while we regroup and attack from behindGood lord you don't think ahead do you?
>>38104374>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleship>Have your ships move in close to engage the battleship, allowing the Skyl fleet to engage the smaller craft
>>38104374>Have your ships move in close to engage the battleship, allowing the Skyl fleet to engage the smaller craft
>>38104374>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleshipToday is the first day of the best possible future.
>>38104437>Except they have laws for this shit, and if we get in contact with the medai its even better.yeah, I can see it now. mass panic as people realize there are giant psionic insects trying for peace, while the other psionic insects are roaming the galaxy and glassing planets. Clearly we should help the good insects and ignore the fact they can do the same stuff as the bad ones if they wanted. Panicked masses force the hands of leaders into war when they realize the threat we pose>Good lord you don't think ahead do you?Funny, I was thinking the same thing about you.
>>38104374Your idle space pods begin to flood into local space, quickly cloaking and fanning out in all directions while your fleet moves in to intercept the enemy battleship.Please roll 2d100, best of 3, first set for pod suicide swarm, second set for your main fleet.
Rolled 19, 83 = 102 (2d100)>>38104506LIVE FOR THE SWARRRRMMMMMM
Rolled 14, 98 = 112 (2d100)>>38104506
Rolled 59, 49 = 108 (2d100)>>38104506
Rolled 6, 44 = 50 (2d100)>>38104506
Rolled 85, 53 = 138 (2d100)>>38104506For Quenn and Hive
>>38104374>Suicide your pods against the enemy battleshipI want us to fight, to fight so fiercely, so brutally, so totally, that Theseus starts every day by thanking whatever higher power or law of nature he believes in that we are on his side. I want him in awe, in total awe, of our loyal defense of him in this hour of need. I want him to think back on this day, to think back and with every circuit, every data relay, and think, "I'm glad that The Queen and I met on such favorable terms, I'm glad I opted for friendship over hostility."
>>38104514>>38104513>59 not bad>98 at least something went right
>>38104512>>38104513>>38104514So the pods certainly distracted them, but our fleet is really tearing into them.
>>38104519Who is Quenn?>>38104513>>38104514Praise Mother
Rolled 5, 3 = 8 (2d20)>>38104506
>>38104550>Who is Quenn?someone who gave me a 85 and a 53 that's who
Rolled 95, 79 = 174 (2d100)>>38104506wrong dice.
>>38104559no wonder you rolled bad, those aren't even the right dice!>>38104531I think we'll show them our finest hour indeed.
I told you to believe in yourselves and look where we are now, kicking these asholes asses! They thought we were pushovers, but we're the manliest race of insects to ever chitter!
>>38104580>high rolls far too latedamn it fluff
I just hope Black doesn't recognize us and go berserk.
>>38104592Stop being annoying.
>>38104610Not until you guys stop giving up every time something bad happens.
>>38104626Not until you wise up.
>>38104494>yeah, I can see it now. mass panic as people realize there are giant psionic insects trying for peace, while the other psionic insects are roaming the galaxy and glassing planets. Clearly we should help the good insects and ignore the fact they can do the same stuff as the bad ones if they wanted. Panicked masses force the hands of leaders into war when they realize the threat we poseWe inform them of the upcoming danger and try for peace, hell they already have alien citizens(though admittedly its a lesser amount since they weren't advanced)>>38104494>Funny, I was thinking the same thing about you.Here is why tipping them off of an other hive and having them duke it out is bad.1.It reveals we are more than what meets their eyes2.It taints any trust we can gain thanks to the looming thought that we can be like the ones that attacked them3. it makes the normal citizens/media against any relations with us4.Creates a bad image of our species that will be hard to take off.5.What little bonus we get from having the humans take the attack is disqualified when they attack our planet in retaliation.6.Having the humans not know the complete situation can back fired like it did with thesusIs what i can come up with.We will soon be noticed by the humans, and i rather meet them on our terms, while their government isn't still the same.
>>38104592The time is now. Fear not that we may fail, fear only that The Black Queen may win. For in our final moments, even on the edge of destruction, we can turn to the Black Queen and say with pride, "My ancestors are smiling upon me Void-Slave. Can you say the same?" And our pods will burst.
>>38104651I've never been this fucking pumped over a quest.
>>38104650>isn'tMeant to say still, i rather convince a bunch of people instead of one guy.
>>38104650>1.It reveals we are more than what meets their eyesthe olny report they have on us is from when the Clarke hit, contacting them already tells them we're more than we seem>2.It taints any trust we can gain thanks to the looming thought that we can be like the ones that attacked themso does revealing ourselves, people will draw their own conclusions for better or worse>3. it makes the normal citizens/media against any relations with usagain, the media already portrayed us a monster during the Lee thing, one candidate based their campaign on the dangers of things like us>4.Creates a bad image of our species that will be hard to take off.again, they already have a bad image of us. showing them what we can really do reinforces this>5.What little bonus we get from having the humans take the attack is disqualified when they attack our planet in retaliation.>implying they find our planet>implying we can't move to another after taking everything of value and scorching any evidence we were there/related to the Black hive>6.Having the humans not know the complete situation can back fired like it did with thesusHe did that to himself, he could have asked us if we knew anything about other hives just as easily as we could have asked him if he had found any others. And he'd be logical about the whole thing, people would not>We will soon be noticed by the humans, and i rather meet them on our termsand whose to say meeting them on out terms has to be now, or at all. why do either of our plans and involve the humans at all like i said in the beginning
>>38104651Keep calm and kill thalmor scum
>>38104736>>implying they find our planetmeant to delete that one, shit now you've got me doing it
>>38104650>>38104736Anons maybe we should save this discussion for later? When everyone is fresh of mind. Not like we're in any position to do it right now anyway.
>>38104791I'd love too, honestly this whole thing boils down to>A Reveal ourselves to the humans now>B Don't do it yet
>>38104506You watch as the corvettes form a defensive sphere around the enemy battleship, each one pointing outward, and they open fire in all directions. Your pods weave and evade with their cloaks, but as they close in the space becomes tighter and more filled with weapons fire. Atomic detonations rock the fleets and entire corvettes are swallowed in nuclear fire like fireflies against the battleship's hull. They do not make their mark, but they create an opening, and your fleet moves in.Plasma lances lash out against the armored hull, carving into it like claws in flesh. The bodies of warriors spew from ruptured hallways twitching and writhing as they drift into the void. Particle beams erupt in invisible flashes, causing specks along the hull to flash with super heated metal, bubbling and bursting before freezing again. Turrets uproot themselves as components melt and sublimate away into thin wisps of nebulous debris, all the while an onslaught of space pods ignite around it, battering the hull. You watch as the armor boils and splits, as blood and charred bone fill the space, colliding with swarming fighters and lodging themselves in the hulls of lesser ships.Your ships pass by the withering hull of the massive warship, pivoting to face it as they drift sideways, and open fire with their weapons. Loose tachyons scatter everywhere like static as you sever the drive wings of the craft, and cripple its main drives. It continues to drift past the picket fleet, a corpse, and your fleet breaks off as the ship begins to accelerate in the gravity of Zero One. Pieces tear from it and burn away like withered leaves in a tornado, and the majority impacts near the planet's norther tundra on the far side of the planet from the server city. You bombard the location for good measure.cont.
>>38104806I'd rather reveal our selves to the Valen.
>>38104808SCORE ONE FOR TEAM RED
>>38104808Damn, bitch got fucking wrecked! We better replenish those ships and then some.>>38104829We know literally nothing about them but lol space jews.
I told you their ships were piles of shit and you guys didn't believe me. That was a battleship, more like battleshit.
>>38104865Yeah, plasma lances to E-5 and boom! We sunk there battleship
>>38104855They throw around gifts like confetti and would love the cheap labor we could offer.
>>38104865more like nuclear weaponry and 98
>>38104808Your fleet breaks off and rejoins the picket. Beams of super heated gas slice through the atmosphere, tapering off to an invisible beam and cutting into the orbiting ships like scalpels, leaving boiling blood as the remains tumble to the surface. A wing of swarm drones begin to circle each other, faster and faster, until the point in the center glows like a miniature sun and the event horizon extends, engulfing the fighters into oblivion. You can feel a gradual surge in energy, and the remaining craft begin to hold their fire, their drive wings pulling forward to prepare for a jump. the corvettes continue, moving between the picket forces and the retreating ships.>Attack the corvettes to minimize damage to your allies>Focus on the retreating ships, obliterate them before they can regroup>Other
>>38104829not until we get a specimen for study, then maybe. find the best way to take advantage once we know their biology/culture
>>38104912>Attack the corvettes to minimize damage to your allies
>>38104912>>Focus on the retreating ships, obliterate them before they can regroupNow more than ever.Fewer capitals mean less heavy hitters.
>>38104912>>Focus on the retreating ships, obliterate them before they can regroup
>>38104912>Attack the corvettes to minimize damage.Even if we catch the retreating ones, it won't stop her from knowing about us considering she has the same psionics.
>>38104912>Attack the corvettes to minimize damage to your alliesWe can rebuild easily.
>>38104919>culture>http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Hive_Queen_Quest#The_Valen_Banking_ClansEverything you need to know.>>38104912>Focus on the retreating ships, obliterate them before they can regroup
>>38104912>>Attack the corvettes to minimize damage to your alliesafter this we need to evacuate Theseus and the Skyl, make sure the Black Queen can find nothing the lead her to us, and have a serious talk with them about poking the perevial hornets nest and work to stomp that bitch>>38104959>Everything you need to know.half way there, now we need a test subject for the biology
>>38104978>proverbial hornets nest
>>38104912Your heavy cruisers move in, flanked on all sides by your smaller craft, and they form into a claw formation, reaching around the defending wall of corvettes as they open fire.Please roll 1d100, best of 3 for mop up.
>>38104978Oh yeah we really should tell them to evacuate ASAP.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>38105001
I knew you could do it /tg/! You did good you just keep believing in yourselves and you'll go far.I'm getting a little tired now. Later... Buddy...
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>38105001KILL MAIM BURN
>>38104736>the olny report they have on us is from when the Clarke hit, contacting them already tells them we're more than we seemSo pointing them towards a species that looks just like us, but black doesn't reveal us?>so does revealing ourselves, people will draw their own conclusions for better or worseBetter to do it now while our image is mostly unscathed from the black queens shenanigans.>again, the media already portrayed us a monster during the Lee thing, one candidate based their campaign on the dangers of things like usWe were the news story of the week, but this encourages fear mongering of us.>again, they already have a bad image of us. showing them what we can really do reinforces thisYeah it might make them fear us a bit, but in my opinion its better to get it out now, and separate ourselves from the other queen.implying we can't move to another after taking everything of value and scorching any evidence we were there/related to the Black hiveGot me there>He did that to himself, he could have asked us if we knew anything about other hives just as easily as we could have asked him if he had found any others. And he'd be logical about the whole thing, people would notWe didn't say there were any hostile hives, and from the looks of it he wanted to gain more allies.The same can be said about the humans.>>38104806>>38104791I agree, but the session is ending soon and there will be a week long break, so i want get these idea out now.also because i'll be busy with writing an essay and doing math homework online>>38104829Thats a solid idea actually.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>38105001
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>38105001
>>38105011Good I like you better when you were dead.
>>38105001Please dice gods>>38105022Praise Mother!
>>38105035>Good I like you better when you were dead.too bad spiral energy never really dies
>>38105022Drones: "WE KILL FOR MOTHER"Queen:"Yes, for mother."
>>38105021So basically you want us to reveal ourselves in order to foster positive relations, and telling them about dangers of black queen. If we set them on black queen, they'd draw parallels to us due to similar appearance and it'd be incredibly difficult to establish positive relations because they'd be biased by their interactions with BQ, as in getting attacked by her.
>>38105083Basically yeah, but there also the space jew angel i forgot about.
>>38105001Zero One's orbit is filled with light and radiation as the blinks of the enemy ships mix with the corvettes as you ignite them with a maelstrom of crisscrossing fire. Your ships tighten their claw formation around the remaining vessels, quickly dispatching them one after another. Once the cruisers blink away the corvettes cease fire and become idle. Between your own fleet and the swarms of unity drones, the remaining corvettes are systematically destroyed, reduced to drifting viscera in high orbit.I think this is a good place to stop. I'll stick around until we 404 for questions, comments, feedback and the like.We can also have some votes for fleets/swarms, designs, and construction projects so feel free to propose any.
>>38105110When put that way, I'm all for it. I prefer long-term gain over short-term.
>>38105114Thanks QD! Are you getting snowed in today?
>>38105114I'd like to add pylons on our mining base, so we could start production of capital ships.>1000 pylons on asteroid?
>>38105114Thanks for the thread QD! Awesome fight.Hope we can run again on schedule next week.
>>38105114Hooray space battles! I'm looking forward to how our interactions with Theseus will be effected by this turn of events.
>>38105114So how fucked in the ass is zero one?Will the black queen show up more?
>>38105114btw, can we get an estimate of the enemy losses, as well as the forces deployed by Theseus and Heretic?
>>38105114First and formost, I vote we have a metaphoracal sit down with Theseus and the Skyl about the Black Queen and how badly Theseus fucked up. Then we need to clear any and all evidence in the area and evacuate Theseus and the remaining Skyl somewhere the three of use can plan our next course of action, consolidate knowledge and resources, and figure out where to go from here since in the Black Queen's eyes we're all in this together now. Also it may be time to start on the Psionic Cannon now that the gauntlet is dropping
>>38105172Yeah was our intervention an actual boon or did they have the means to deal with it fine on their own?
>>38105192don't forget abandoning the hive on the zero ones planet.
>>38105114Seems thinkers/relays are only in the cruisers and capital ships, not corvettes and smaller. Making a note of that.Thanks for running. Can we start some construction projects and armada building at the start of next thread?
>>38105192Seconding a lot.We really need to do this guys, no fucking around anymore.>>38105201Considering their 'cities' were getting razed, yes, it was.
>>38105192We might want to take a roundabout way, since she was able to track thesus.
>>38105207Well, lets try to get samples of the planets ecology before leaving. It would be a waste.
>>38105192>Also it may be time to start on the Psionic Cannon now that the gauntlet is droppingNo. How about jump to Andromeda? We can pull it off with our drive. Also the completed schematics should be in the crystal.
>>38105225>We might want to take a roundabout way, since she was able to track thesus.more she followed him when he tried to run away from her home system, we can still take the long way if you want but we should be safe
>>38105131Nope, but they're calling for it tomorrow and Wednesday.>>38105152Hopefully.>>38105172Theseus was able to give you a more detailed account. Most of his forces were actually called away due to an attack by a Hive Ship and supporting fleet, which meant he only had a select few server ships to defend Zero One.You yourself have lost most of your space pods, but your fleet itself was spared the brunt of the enemy attacks. Theseus is hurting though, and his fleet has suffered severe losses, as did the Skyl, although Skyl ships use the exact opposite philosophy as the Unity, with lots of fast, low quality disposable craft that are easy to replace, so Heretic doesn't feel the sting as much.It was indeed quite fortuitous for you to vote on having Theseus and Heretic meet when you did, it helped the defense quite a bit, and heretic was, and still is, more then happy to help in the situation, since the Obsidian queen is considered a servile race.>>38105211You can do it now, too.>>38105225Actually, that was done via boarding party. The "foreign material" was, in fact, a relay equipped piece of a ship.
>>38104959>The Valen are literally just Jews who left to form there own government. The union and commonwealth call them another species because of space-future neoantisemetism and space pol.
>>38105192>Also it may be time to start on the Psionic Cannon now that the gauntlet is droppingwe might need to hold off on that, but between the Hive, Theseus, and the Skyl we should be able to have it done much faster than our predecessors. Finding a way to build it without it being discovered is gonna be the big one
>>38105301Would heretic be willing to give us his tech free of charge now that we're fighting the servants of the Crystals?
>>38105321Why haven't we checked mother's crystal for the blueprints?
>>381053011000 pylons on our asteroid? Fulfill the purpose it was destined to be?
>>38105166The server city is massive, covering a good portion of a continent. As it is there are fires across entire kilometers of region, and it was hit with multiple kinetic impacts. emergency response units are containing the fire, but quite a lot of damage was already done.>>38105336Depends on the tech, but he is more than willing to offer his endless supply of cheap, easy to replace ships, especially if you offer methods of improving their construction or efficiency in combat.
>>38105344we have the blueprintsPsionic Cannon prototypeVery slow/Very dangerousDetailed 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.
>>38105301>Add 1000 orbital pylons within the asteroid field of G-426>Don't
>>38105345"You must construct additional pylons!"
>>38105377>Gardener never quite perfected it.And mother did. Her crystal was on board the ship with the Cannon. So why haven't we checked it?
>>38105388>Add 1000 orbital pylons within the asteroid field of G-426
>>38105361I want to build our fancy knew global psychic cloak and weather spires.I also wish we'd research the genesis project tech and start terraforming barren planets. We need to develop a war footing ASAP.
>>38105344Because we keep forgetting.There's also the crystal we found in the other failed Psionic Cannon hive ship that we also have yet to properly review.>>38105301>Most of his forces were actually called away due to an attack by a Hive Ship and supporting fleetHoly shit, would that battle happen to be in the primary Unity systems or was it in an unlisted outpost?>>38105388If they'll fit, then>Yes
>>38105388>Add 1000 orbital pylons within the asteroid field of G-426Haha time for massproduction
Our other current bottleneck it seems is Metal harvesting, any suggestions where and how to harvest more metals?
>>38105397cause that was the Gardener's Crystal, our mother didn't have anything to do with it. She told the Gardener good luck and I'm not having part in your interdimentional crystal war. then she laid us after the Gardener lost and the Black Queen came for her. The Gardener's Crystal also had the Weather Spire and a couple others, all things that were considered the Gardener's "specialty" tech wise
>>38105433More corvettes to harvest metals from asteroid.More refinery bugs to harvest metals from planet.Either works, really.
>>38105433get more planetsTalk to space jews
>>38105433Smart mines and aggressive asteroid mining.Also, I vote we threaten to tell Theseus's mum on him for waking the genocidal ancient evil.
>>38105388>Add 1000 orbital pylons within the asteroid field of G-426Build some solar collectors too while we're at it. As well as 20 Battlecruisers and 10 Battleships, maybe 2 Hive Ships when the collectors are in operational.
>>38105433>lay 100 pods>find 100 different targets>scan said targets for metals>mine metal>Profit
>>38105456We can't build those ships until we build those pylons anon. Capital ship construction works only in space. Unless you meant after pylons are complete? I don't recall us having space-pylons yet.
>>38105478>>38105433>>38105447>>38105448>>38105449>not just asking Thesus to tell us where the metal heavy planets areHe has his own chunk of space, now that the queen attacked him, i bet you his is willing to help us get metal, also we can give him the mined metal to help him rebuild.
>>38105481Thats what the pylons on the asteroid are for.We should expand coreward(south of the map) and look for more systems to colonize.
>>38105517The problem there is that Unity space is likely to be where the current frontline action will occur. It will probably be too hot for any mining activity other than via mining corvettes.
>>38105542We will soon unlock smart mines, which i believe will make our diggers and maybe our mining corvette obsolete.
It should be noted that you do have quite a few ships in queue already, as well as pylons and the like. In fact, at the moment your production is somewhat stalled due to resource shortage.
>>38105518Yes that's what I wrote, to the first sentence you wrote that is.Seconding colonization.>>38105542>>38105558Seconding asking theseus to give metal-rich planet info.
>>38105618Bound to happen when people order 5k pods for suicide, and not focus on industry.
>>38105569We can convert nutrients to minerals and vice versa. So long as we have plenty of one, we'll never run out of the other. Hence why I suggest building plenty of those new solar collectors.
>>38105645Maxing out the ocean film collectors first is more efficient.
>>38105618>>38105640Well, your income spikes as well. It's less of a shortage and more of a production traffic jam.
>>38105618We still need orbital pylons anon, for future capital ship building.But we also need to think about getting more metals, which we're doing right now.Consolidating ideas then:>Smart mining asteroids>Smart mining planets>Colonization>Asking theseus to give metal-rich planet coordinates>Conversion of nutrients to metalsThat about all?
>>38105569>>38105672well gathering up all the wreckage from the battle for recycling should yield some metals
>>38105673Actually, would smart-mining asteroids be efficient?The description says that the metals are grown into fruits that can be collected by hand by workers, but since most asteroids now are being handled by mining corvettes directly, would that still increase efficiency?
You guys are forgetting about the best source of metal. There's literally an enormous-fuck-huge ring of premium quality metal floating in space. Lets plant a metal tree forest ALL OVER it.
>>38105672Didn't we give thesus an infinite data cube?Did that help?Figured he might have made one and had it stored as an emergency thing.Also what tech did he trade with heretic?
>>38105738>There's literally an enormous-fuck-huge ring of premium quality metal floating in space.?
>>38105738Oh shit you're right.
>>38105754The Skyl light barrier hubris project, remember?
>>38105754A few months ago I asked this on ask.fm>So could we breed a large quantity of that metal eating bacteria, then let them loose at that gigantic Skyl ring world thing where they could multiply as much as they want, and then come back in like a week and harvest the resulting 500 billion nutrients? To cheaty? QD replied with this>Not cheaty at all, but I think you are overestimating the speed at which the substance spreads. It would take potentially many years to process the entire Skyl ring, but if you want to turn the metal to nutrients you can.The tree's are meant to suck up metal and form it with our new liquid metal tech into bulbs we can harvest. Instead of trying to turn the ring into nutrients, we should plant a mining tree forest on it. As many trees as we can reasonably afford.
>>38105735>Actually, would smart-mining asteroids be efficient?Nope not at all.
>>38105740According to their exchange, they traded improved industrial techniques, Ion thrusters, and services of a server ship's dock yard in exchange for tactical data on the Obsidian queen and the services of Skyl ships for picket fleets. They also exchanged map data.And yes, the data cube did certainly help, although the damage is still extensive. Fortunately, it is mostly physical damage, which can be repaired in time.
>>38105846I assume the trees work faster since they are made specifically for this. Also we don't need the whole ring, it's huge. But we can sure get a large amount relatively easily, way, way better than digging around in the dirt on a planet or trying to strip mine asteroids. It's solid metal, right there for the taking. We should get Theseus and Heretic in on it too, and arm ourselves for the coming war.
>>38105877You do realize the consumption beam is faster than any of those right?
You know guys I just can't help but think of three antropomorphic representations of heretic/queen/theseus sitting in a treehouse with a 'no humans allowed' sign hanging from it.
>>38105867So what about smart mines?We are bound to unlock those soon.
>>38105910If we can only somehow get a drawfag from the drawthread to make this...
>>38105867Gravity reflection when?
>>38105909Shit, I completely forgot about that. No matter how we do it we need to get to harvesting that ring. If we get to use that metal to fight the Void faction, we will be honoring the memory of all the Skyl who built it. It's our legacy left to us now that we are the greatest force against the Void gods.There's no way that harvesting this ring could be worse than digging in the dirt or mining asteroids.
>>38105867Are the rings massive enough that they could support an atmosphere if we slapped down a few weather spires and let loose some of our nano-machines to turn the metal into atmosphere?
>>38105949Indeed you are. They will make your mining drones obsolete, although you can keep them regardless if you wish.>>38105961Requires more research.
Seriously though, I want to build those weather spires. If nothing else, it should help to regulate the crazy seasons on Leeland and maintain worker efficiency.Screw nature. Hmm. Actually we... could just grey goo the surface for nutrients.
>>38106013Are they more efficient than corvettes?
>It is the site of one of the Skyls' final, and greatest of projects. Their final effort at conquering the light barrier. The thin debris field is in fact a shattered ring stretching across the star. It was never actually finished. Tidal forces had begun to tear it apart before it had ever even been halfway connected, but each individual piece was built to create some semblance of a solid structure. It is a testament to both their vanity and the industrial prowess they had achieved in the wake of their war for freedom.It's not one ring, it's a whole bunch of pieces. Still if it was almost halfway around a star though that's a lot of metal.
>>38106011There is only debris remaining, and no, it was never capable of holding an atmosphere.>>38106039No, in space your corvettes are still the best choice. Smart mines are intended for use on planets, where they can gather metals and bring them to the surface where workers can easily gather them. The consumption beam already does all that, so it doesn't get any additional benefit.>>38106036That you could. Going full Nid would give you a massive boost, but it would strip the planet of life.
>>38106123> but it would strip the planet of life.That means no more research and the destruction of the atmosphere will make us visible from space.
>>38106123One last thing before I hit the sack.I like the complete stitched map that one anon made so I decided to make a higher res version of it. This was a pain to make and the first time I actually ran out of memory.
>>38106171It would still have an atmosphere. Much like Venus, Leeland's cloud cover does not rely on the local life, however it would cause the air to quickly become toxic without fauna and flora to maintain a proper balance of gases, but again, your hive is air tight.>>38106187It looks great! I have had similar problems with that actually, and in fact I have crashed hexographer on several occasions trying to get the map just right, and I still need to add a lot more to it.
>>38106247I'm still disappointed you don't use the superior AstroSynthesis.
>>38106247May you have better luck with Hexographer this week QD.
Wait, I'm still catching up and the thread is dying.Is a Psionic Shroud for Leeland being constructed? Like Vaughn said, there's no reason not to.
>>38106320>http://www.nbos.com/products/astro/astro.htmThis sexy shit.
>>38106315Well if it's not I'm seconding it. Building it, that is.
Out of work and reading the thread. Hope nothing bad happened apart from those horrifying ideas at the end of last thread.
>>38106336I'll look over that for sure, thank's.>>38106315>Begin construction of Psionic Shroud>Don'tJust to make it official.
>>38106386>Begin construction of Psionic Shroud
>>38101042You're just being stubborn about it because you want to push your "LETS BE GENE STEALER CULT GUYS" narrative through no matter what.
>>38106386>>Begin construction of Psionic Shroud
>>38106386>>Begin construction of Psionic ShroudBetter than nothing
>>38106386>Begin construction of the Psionic ShroudIt's unanimous.
>>38106447I mean anon let's just think rationally, large scale implementation of that isn't really feasible.Government investigations.People realizing it's bugs.People not really trusting wriggling things in their bodies.Bugs.In bodies.Now, if you wanted to go about this the right way, we could sell the serum itself.
>>38106523And after selling the serum for long enough we could introduce a permanent solution after people get addicted to it, of course it'd require exorbitant price which means only the rich and powerful could get it.And that's how you get people under control.But it'd take ages to do it anyway, so it's kinda moot either way.
>>38102085>Something about detected supernovae.>Something about detected supernovae.>Something about detected supernovae.Guys.Those aren't our Blink Drive flashes.Those are the Obsidian Queen's fleets.
>>38106726You're late anon.
>Introduce the AI'sThis is completely fucking pointless. We gained nothing from this except vague good feelings. From robots mind you.Good job.
>>38102918It's called "arbitrage." Do you even economics?Completely lost the invaluable middleman status there.
>>38106784And we've saved theseus.Feel free to take your retarded opinions elsewhere.
>>38102933It's more like it would be stupid to be offended other people keep secrets when you keep secrets too.Having secrets is a normal thing and is not some terrible affront.
>>38105672Pods don't even need docking pylons to be constructed. Workers can assemble them by hand just fine, long before we built the first Pylon.So they really shouldn't hold up too much.
>>38106784I agree it was generally pointless instead of playing information arbitrage merchant, but at least by sheer coincidence it was useful.It also got the Skyl out of our sector of space and into Unity space.Also, damn guys. This all could have been avoided if we had traded Theseus a map of Hive Space last time and told him, there's a hostile hive who hates everyone over there. Stay the fuck away.Hindsight's 20/20.