The tattered remains of Theseus’s fleet drifts amid the flowing field of metals and charred biological hull fragments. Swarms of drones sift through the debris, dragging recyclable resources into the remaining operational server ships as armatures reach out to replace damaged hull segments and repair melted hull decks. The fires of Zero One have been stopped, and drones of all shapes and sizes comb the rubble.The damage is extensive, but there are already signs of rebuilding, and the foundations of new defenses can be seen forming along the surface. Theseus and Heretic communicate rapidly, moving resources and fleets back and forth to shore up weakened positions. They are already testing joint fleet formations, linking automated Skyl gunships to Unity cruisers.“Your aid is greatly appreciated.” Theseus says. “Your assistance decreased projected losses by nearly thirty percent.” He has returned to his normal calm self, still slightly distracted by the events across his space. He has won the distant battle as well, forcing the hive ship and its fleet to retreat within the dense nebula beyond Unity space, but not without a cost.Welcome back to Hive Queen Quest!>Archives http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Hive%20Queen%20Quest>Twitter https://twitter.com/HiveQueenQuest>Various pasta http://pastebin.com/u/QuestDrone>FAQ ask.fm/QuestDrone>Discussion page http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest_talk:Hive_Queen_Quest
>>38251896>Current armory269 Thorn Launchers20 Thorn Cannons123 Sting Casters30 Cyclotrons15 Rotary Stingers3 Fire Sprays5 Plasma Spray22 Particle Cannons>Current resource reservesNutrients: 1798605Metals: 507743Credits: ₡2226Credits in Lyle’s account: ₡1,177,450>Hive population and upkeep cost Hive maintenance – 24725Queen – 5Fake Queen (3) – 66Worker (85005) – 170010Aquatic Worker (5140) – 20560Vacuum Worker (5200) – 31200Radiator Worker (5100) – 20400Warrior (1209) – 6045Aquatic Warrior (100) – 700Thinker (1300) – 3900Quantum Thinker (355) – 1775Speaker – (3) – 12Digger (200) – 800Refinery (40) – 280Sniffer (2) – 8Small Sniffer (200) – 200Fly (50) – 200Wasp (100) – 500Haz-mat Workers (20) – 80Shock Troops (40) – 520Parasite (30) – 120Bio-tank (12) – 300Excavator (1000) – 19000Colossus (20) – 300Harvester (50) – 950Support Fluttercraft (2) – 272Ghost Beetle (5) – 135Heavy Warrior (5) – 95Advanced Relay (69) – 6900 (set as default method of ship control)Upkeep: 310070N>Hive fleetSpace Pod (10) – 300Shuttle (10) – 250Mining Corvette (36) – 9900Patrol Corvette (20) – 10140Scout Corvette (8) – 1800Lancer Corvette (2) – 450Fleet Corvette (44) – 9900Stealth Frigate (4) – 1952Heavy Cruiser (10) – 1215046842NClone upkeep/special projects and expenses25 Human captives of the USV Hope – 7503 Human hybrid clone upkeep – 90Specializations:>Brawler>Tech>Engineer10 Skyl replicant clones in production – 600 [1 day remaining]Lyle Rogers – 471487NTotal upkeepNutrient costs: 358,399>IncomeMetals: 356,000Nutrients: 1,951,250Net: 1,592,851
>>38251916Hive Territory[G-426]Asteroid mining base: 5 Excavators, 20 Diggers, +2250M per day (+50 M per digger, +250 per excavator)*Leeland (capital)Defensive structures>Surface to Orbit Missile System (750N)>Anti-orbital batteries: 35/35 (8750N) Military structures>Hangar facilities: Room for 4040 Aero/fighter Drones and 2020 Shuttles (2525N)>Psionic Shroud (1,000N)>Prison OutpostIndustrial structures>Docking Pylon: (29) (2900N)1990 under construction[100 Vanguard Frigates][16 Heavy fighters][180 Heavy fighters queued][5,000 Shuttles queued] [Empty docks:0/116]Economic Structures>Mine: 245 Excavators, 180 Diggers, +65750 M per day (+25 M per digger, +250 per excavator)>Algae Farm: +1,200,000per day, 12,000 Workers (1 worker per 100N)>Film harvester dock: +750,000N per day, 1500 Harvesters active (500N per Harvester)M-662RalighaDefensive structures>Anti-orbital batteries: 35/35 (8750N)Economic structures>Bloodroot collectors: A series of pipes and veins running from the roots of several of the nearest Bloodroot trees provide a passive and low maintenance source of nutrient income, +250N per day (5)>Greenwall pit: Variable income (average harvest provides net gain of 500N, thinkers report testing not yet complete)>Temple alter: A place for the Ralighan locals to worship and bring offerings to your hive, built in the likeness of your local fake queen, +500N per dayM-323>Orbital docking pylon: Space for docking and construction of 4 sub capitals or 1 capital ship, (50N)[4 Heavy Fighters][Empty docks: 0/4]>Mining corvette salvage operations +288000M per day (+8000M per corvette)Deep space waystation>100 docking pylons [under construction]
>>38251896>Thread's up, sorry for being late again.It's okay so long as we get to run!
Finished reading through the entirety of the archive a few days ago, finally catching my first live session.
>>38251984New Construction OptionsDefensive structures>Anti-orbital battery – A bunker armed with a massive Particle beam capable of attacking ships in orbit from the ground. It includes the power and sensor systems required to operate it. 250N 1500M>Surface to Orbit Missile System – This massive bunker complex houses a wide range of warheads and a nigh limitless number of missiles within its protective walls, allowing you to launch missiles against approaching invaders from the safety of your hive. The facility uses the ship missile stats and comes equipped with a single Cruise missile silo that can target any detected object within the system, five Stinger missile silos capable of targeting any craft within high orbit, and ten Swarm missile silos specialized in targeting high altitude aircraft and low orbiting targets. The facility itself is a massive complex spread out over several miles, and includes guidance and launch equipment, as well as the means to construct and maintain a stock of warheads and missiles. (1500N 2500M)Military Structures>Hangar Expansion – Construct fortified hangar facilities of +40 aero/fighter drone space and +20 shuttle space. 50N 100M>Psionic Shroud – A single building built around the shattered remains of a Void Shard, the shroud amplifies the unnatural mental silence of the broken crystal within to mask an entire planet from potential detection, preventing outside forces from easily detecting the thoughts of a hive. (2,000N 5,000M)
>>38251919I'm kind of disappointed that we don't have ships that look like that.
>>38252022Industrial Structures>Docking Pylon – A large spire or station that contains space for docking and construction of 4 ships, or a single capital ship if placed in orbit. 100N 300M>Weather Spire – A networked collection of spires spread across a planet capable of studying and altering a planet’s climate and atmosphere. Construction includes the building of all spires needed to function. (8,000N 20,000M)Economic Structures>Orbital solar array – A station placed in orbit of the local star equipped with a membrane of photosynthetic cells several kilometers in diameter capable of producing a steady stream of nutrient income. Provides 1000N per day total (5,000N 50,000M>Harvester Dock – A large pier built along the shore overlooking the spore-producing ocean film that serves as an unloading area for Harvester drones, and contains pipelines to pump collected raw nutrients to the hive’s awaiting processing facilities, includes a single Harvester which is covered by the cost and upkeep of the dock. Provides 500N per day total (38N 50M)>Orbital electroponic station – An orbital instillation built near a large source of hydrogen used to fuel a large fusion core, which in turn provides electrical power to a contained algae farm facility. Must be built in orbit of a gas giant. Provides +500N per day and doubles as a gas mining facility, refueling the tritium stores of any ships in the system. (1000M)>Algae Farm – A carved out space used to utilize Leeland’s natural electrical field to cultivate food. +100N per day, 1 worker to maintain.>>38252009Welcome aboard!
>>38252038Maybe we can, anon. Maybe we can. If only we could recruit a drawfag in here.
>>38252054Finished research>Cellular acceleration has had a critical breakthrough!By using advanced medical technologies to assist and boost the cellular metabolism of an organism, clones can be made to develop much faster than normal. All cloning projects require half the time. In addition, the critical breakthrough of your thinkers has resulted in the boosting of related research efforts. The time requirement for Genesis Project and Genetic Tapestry have been reduced.New Research UnlockedMediumFlash CloningWhile it may not be healthy for the clone in question, your mastery of biological technology allows you to accelerate the normal growth cycle of a clone, growing it to maturity within a single day, however clones are not as genetically robust as your own drones and doing so may cause undesirable genetic defects that may take time to reverse and result in a lower quality final product.Microfactory chambersFastImprovements in culture growing and bio-forming should allow you to create more compact shipyards, allowing for specially designed ships to construct shuttle or pod sized craft within their hulls. This process is still highly inefficient, however, and research is required to develop a more feasible method of design.
>>38252038We're the bug kind of hivemind, not the zerg/tyranid tentacley kind.Though we can probably genetically engineer your ships to look like that.
>>38252092Current research>Crystalline neural structureMedium (requires 500 N for testing and experimentation)Further research and experimentation regarding the strange white crystals could lead to the ability to reproduce them, and even incorporate them in your hive’s biology.Thought mufflerSlowWhile you are still unsure how to build replicas of the void shard remains needed to build the psionic shroud, you do think you may be able to recreate a similar effect. While the result would likely not be nearly as effective, it could be employed by individual drones or ships without the need for built infrastructure to support it.Solar collector miniaturizationMediumThis bloated and fragile module is a miniaturized application of the orbital solar array that can be mounted on a ship as a module. The ship is highly vulnerable to attack, making it a poor choice for a combat vessel, but it becomes a highly efficient mobile nutrient farm, capable of either supporting itself or a small fleet of others. Each module slot allows for a single solar collector dish. They must be retracted beneath the hull to perform a Blink or high-G maneuver, and while deployed the ship is treated statistically as unarmored and unshielded, regardless of design. A ship with a deployed solar collector cannot cloak.>Smart MinesMediumReplacing digger drones with programmable seeds of nanomachines allows the hive to effectively create metal trees. The nanomachines spread roots through the ground to locate ore veins, break them down and assemble them on the surface as metallic fruit-like bulbs for workers to gather.>Carbon nanostructure constructionMediumBy using the ancient Raligha ship as a basis, and new construction techniques, you can implement more sturdy nanotubes and carbon based diamond filaments to slightly improve the stability and durability of your ships without impeding maneuverability or increasing cost.
>>38252092>Microfactory chambersWait wouldn't that allow a ship to build its own fighters?
>>38252085I've wanted to start drawing the Hive's ships for months, but my lack of skill in 3D perspective and classes doesn't allow me to do anything about it.
>>38252117>Genesis ProjectFastBy studying the practices and techniques on top of the dedicated technologies of the Gardener's hive, you can develop a method that can be used to rapidly spread foliage and life on a planet to develop a new biosphere. The process is time and resource intensive at the start, but with the use of weather spires the biosphere quickly takes root and becomes self-sufficient.>Genetic tapestryFastWith the development of your recent clones, you have gained experience and knowledge in organizing alien DNA into effective and desirable formations to not only reproduce an alien subject, but also improve upon it. Now you feel you are ready to go even farther with your experiments in mixing and matching alien and drone DNA.[Unlocks Chimera clone type]>Laser cooled superconductorsMediumUtilizing powerful cooling rays to maintain a temperature of near absolute zero, superconductors can be constructed and maintained out of cheap and easily replaceable materials and nearly no cost. This would allow for the construction and maintenance of various mass transport and logistical systems that would improve the efficiency of hive activity.The first set of prototype transport tubes have come online. A test canister was sent through the new system, reaching speeds of Mach 3 within seconds. The device reminds you of a railgun, especially when the test canister erupted from the transport tube and wiped out a small forest. In light of the setback your thinkers are placing more focus on braking systems.>Quantum Entanglement engineeringSlow [50,000N 50,000M development cost, paid once]Experimentation with the behavior of entangled particles could reveal potential uses beyond simple communication. Your thinkers have several tests ready to proceed to test the interaction of quantum entanglement with your own technology, although the tests will require the construction of multiple prototypes and test devices that will likely not survive the experiments.
>>38252140I know that feel.I can't draw for shit. It's frustrating when you can't put your designs to paper.
>>38251916What is that thing at the bottom called Drift?
>>38251916Have we sent a pod to Proxima and Virgo yet?
>>38252144 Available research options>Psionic 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.>>38252192A planet in deep space, similar to the Skyl Waystation location
>>38251916I'm happy that you somehow managed to overcome the Hexograpoher issue QD.Look at all these new systems to explore and exploit
>>38252358It will all be ours.The hive will consume all.
>>38252252We very clearly need to have a war party. First things first, you guys know that metallic atmosphereless planet that we have that is absolutely not worth our time to do anything with? Who thinks that a certain metallic ally of ours who doesn't need an atmosphere to survive would appreciate basing out of it? Also lets find a place to get heretic and the skyl set up on, now that we can rapidly clone them we should start producing skyl for him somewhere, set them up a nice colony. We'll need them as a face for heretic (the human species will NOT appreciate another unshackled AI being around en mass, however, an intelligent species of bird people might just go over better).
>>38252358Where to first? the unknown systems to 'South' (being in space where you can navigate three dimensionally, this word has little value)?Who's yellow border by the way?
>>38252419>intelligent species of bird peopleBird snake thing.
>>38252372I was hoping to send pods into the four uncharted systems coreward of the map. As well as the other named systems coreward of the nebula.I'm cautious about exploiting the other named systems other than Drift, since if they were mother's former worlds, then Black would know their location.>>38252440The yellow is presumably for Heretic
>>38252468Close enough, what matters is they are organic and not a fucking AI, humans seem to really hate AI.
Let's talk about militaryI think we should set up several swarms which would be individual fleetsThey could have standardized ship types and numbersThere's bern some discussion of them on the discussion page, but I think it would be prudent to establish a respectable standing military at this point
>>38252419There is literally zero point in cloning more Skyl. Resurrecting a dead race is epilogue material, when peace is established. Also, Theseus is fine just where he is.
I think, before we do anything, we should have a nice sit down with Heretic and Theseus, about the obsidian queen. Just tell them everything, perhaps in exchange for their allegiance with us. Everything about what we know about our ancestors, the black queen, and the black crystals. No specific technologies of course, but general information is sorely needed, especially since they just accidentally dragged themselves into our war.
>>38252440I talked with QuestDrone about it earlier, I want to smuggle some drones to a human controlled world.Get them under a city, in the sewers and quietly build up a hive. Could be used either as a distraction should a fleet come our way, coming up and attacking indiscriminately. Or, if we get powerful enough, use that hive to spread out to other areas around the planet and work on a hostile takeover.
>>38252506>>38252518>>38252480Seconding all three of these
>>38252518Well, maybe not accidentally. Pretty sure Heretic wants to annihilate her.
>>38252506>>38252518Save the planning for after bump limit. Please.
Yes, this really.The whole shebang with Black and Theseus could have been avoided had we warned him about the Obsidian Queen.
>>38252515Yes, but which do you think the humans would prefer to discover, that a formerly dead races Artificial intelligence have begun to rebuild a force and are now significantly developed and a potential threat to them, or that a formerly dead race of alien are now forming up a fleet and coming back in mass as a force in the galaxy.Both are scary, I can guarantee you the first one cannot be spun in any way positively towards us. Also Seiner, fucking revive him already!
>>38252519This is a huge act of aggression and would sabotage any chance of diplomacy with humans, destroy any goodwill amongst the public
>>38252519Not bad, but how do you reach the sewers.Come up from the oceans?
>>38252562Concerning how the Union treats races other than their own, and their previous act of putting a nuclear capable satellite in orbit around our planet, I figured diplomacy would always remain shaky at best.
>>38252549This isn't planning, this is an immediate concern. We just had our first open space battle with the enemy hive. We need to get our allies on board and informed of the dangers before they screw up anything, and we need our military up to snuff for future engagements,
>>38252552We kinda did. He was curious and tried to meet the Obsidian queen.
>>38252549Isn't now the time? Before the thread really starts?
>>38252580Growing more clones and using them to smuggle eggs and material into the sewers. Also getting some of those space cordyceps spores down there to grow that orange fungus as a food source and potential biological weapon.
>>38252562Like they haven't performed a few huge act of aggression already.
>>38252595That isn't remotely so urgent it needs to happen now instead of 300 posts later. We multitask. First we concern ourselves with something simple.Like Huron exploration. And Lyle's investigations.
>>38252616At least, I think the film is orange... not sure why I think that.
>>38252598"Why did you just go and try to speak to them? Why didn't you ask me first? That was incredibly reckless. If I found some other artificial intelligence around, I would've asked you fist before- Oh, Wait."We need to include that in the confrontation. Sassy queen is the best.
>>38252598No, we told him about our history. We didn't tell him NOT to contact other hives.>>38252621Humans are irrational and we see us doing anything to one of their inhabited worlds as a grounds for war. We don't need a fight with the monkeys now at this crucial time.
>>38252595I agree, it's an immediate concern. We need to speed up and ramp up military production, and set the parameters of our military
While we're doing some talking, I suggest that we have our drones on zero one take samples of the wildlife, and get our ships to investigate what's left of the enemy ships. We'll need to know more about our enemy to develop even more effective weapons and counter-measures. There's already evidence that suggests relays and thinkers are placed in the larger ships like cruisers and not corvettes. We could develop a personal jammer to stick on those ships and prevent them from sending out signals, as an idea.
Can...can we uhm... can we not prepare to commit genocide before we even know that we have no other choice but to do so?
>>38252595Well first off we should check the destroyed ships to gauge what tech the enemy has.
>>38252610No, that is the worst possible time for talking about something.
>>38252668It's just ideas for the future, anon. For all we know the humans might become aggressive at the wrong time and see the obsidian queen as our ally.They might think we were just a scouting party for the larger invasion force.
>>38252654>No, we told him about our history. We didn't tell him NOT to contact other hives.Said history included that the black queen was a genocidal maniac.
>>38252621We can point out that they started it, as we have evidence that they sent a mercenary to capture some of our drones. Say you could bring it up to the media at any time, and they'll backpedal.
>>38252717Hive history was not told to Theseus yet, you are both stupid.Only Skyl history.We need a prompt to distract us QD help
>>38252709Then we play some fancy recordings.
>>38252252Your flies creep through the halls of the cheap hotel as Lyle makes his way inside. He finds beer in the fridge and takes a seat on the couch. The hotel room doesn't even have a decent holo-screen, just a cheap projector screen likely bought from a cred-store, but it gets the local news just fine all the same."Officials are claiming the event to have been the remains of a satellite, however no evidence of debris was found by the local source. The owner of the farm, who wishes to remain nameless, claimed to have heard a loud sound coming from the crash site just after the impact, like that of an aircar."The screen shows a view from the air of the landing site of your pod as officials in protective suits comb through the empty crater. The screen switches to a local official, an elderly man in a police uniform. "My office has been informed by members of the Union that the object was in fact a defective satellite belonging to the Bureau of Foreign Intelligence. The satellite itself was still partially operational upon landing, and had attempted to right itself using maneuvering thrusters before running out of propellant. All remains have been recovered by the Bureau, and they will be departing by the end of today after verifying no crops have been contaminated." The man slowly turns to leave and is bombarded with questions, and the screen cuts again quickly to another story.Not long after Lyle grows board of the news the door opens as Dillon and Jackob enter. "I think I have good news." Jackob says.cont.>>38252358I didn't, I just had to remake it by hand. It took a while but it was worth it.>>38252440Yellow is the Skyl. Theseus prefers to exist at least semi-nomadicley, apart from Zero One which is mostly dedicated to information warfare against the Union, and so he does not have proper boarders.
>>38252736We showed him Mom's death. That included the Obsidian Queen's forces IIRC
>>38252717Look, we should just all have a talk to set things straight about what to do and what not to do.>>38252727Point is, dont needlessly provoke the humans when we've got much bigger problems.>>38252693Still using projectile railguns, apparently doesn't have quantum thinkers otherwise her corvettes wouldn't just stop after her larger ships fled. Has her relays situated in her cruisers and larger.
>>38252717>Said history included that the black queen was a genocidal maniac.We didn't know that about at the time.>>38252736>Hive history was not told to Theseus yet, you are both stupid.We did tell him about that. How do you think we got clearance for build an outpost on his planet?
>>38252794Don't you want to check if she made any breakthroughs in ship design?
>>38252767Damn does it feel good to be the aliens leaving cropcircles.
>>38252837Uh that too, and ask Theseus about where he encountered the Obsidian Queen so that we may have at least a rough estimation of the location of her territory.
>>38252842I am almost tempted to use our pod to screw with the locals and make more crop circles.
>>38252882Honestly, theres no reason we can't do this, so long as we do it far away from that search. It'd piss the hell out of the Unions cover up attempts too.
>>38252767Question, what does the x marks on some stars signify?
>>38252882Speaking of which, last thread there some heavy discussion on weather we should reveal our selves to the humans, since the evil hive should know our presence by now.
>>38252882>>38252905Cheeky queen goes full cheeky.
>>38252923Negative. Maybe we can get the humans to bear the brunt of obsidian queenies fleet.
>>38252085Hey, I've been here for ages. I even finished this last night.
>>38252923We should do this, but sfter we have established at least two fleetsWhich should be done rapidly
>>38252923I'm leaning towards yes
>>38252923Fuck no.Now let's focus on Lyle's shenanigans.
>>38252923We should try contacting the Valen. We could offer the crabs native to our planet and terraform the planet they're on so they'll owe us.
>>38252955The downside there is that the humans may associate us with Obsidian and decide to take is on too. At least tell them "hey we exist also another of my species is xenocidal and will probably kill you all if you talk to her."Humans are familiar having different polities among a single species so hopefully they'd buy that.
>>38253014They might just turn on us too.My mind keeps flashing back to that nuclear satellite.
>>38252923I don't think now is quite the right time for that. We should focus on expanding ourselves a bit more, maybe get a few more planets under our belt and a bigger military. But when we do introduce ourselves, I feel like we should accept any humans who wants "Citizenship." Offer it up, even. Immortality, free from disease and poison, a stronger, better body if you do well for the hive. I mean, just ignore the bit about losing your free will and privacy and it's great. Just to bring in some more pawns for the chessboard, I dunno.
>>38252923No, we still need to mass produce our fleet to fight not only against the Black Queen, but to force them to behave so they don't get any ideas about nuclear satellites... Oh wait. Yeah, no fuck the Humans.
>>38253047Honestly I think that one was just for security, since they had suspicions from day one that we weren't the primitive native race that we claim to be.The nuke part was stupid and provocative, but if I were the union, I would keep an eye on a species like us too.
>>38253009sounds like a plan.
>>38253047>>38253063I mean, if you think about it, if they noticed anything about our development before we could make it to space, we might have just suddenly and unexpectedly caught a salvo of nuclear missiles to the face.
Blot out the stars with the swarm first. Anything else comes after.>>38253063Yeah really. The humans are horrible racists who need a few corrective brainbugs implanted on their spines.
>>38252923I say we should do it soon. First of all, we need to get Lyle's quest done and a few other things first. Maybe make a full scale battleship as well.
>>38253172We need more infiltrators within their systems first.That way we can indirectly cause shitstorms without danger to our troop reserves or fleet.
>>38253172>Maybe make a full scale battleship as wellWe should focus on making a shitton of smaller ships. Battleships are not a good idea right now.
>>38253192That too.>>38253224More of everything then.
>>38253192I like that, let's do that.
>>38253224Just one capital ship that the rest of our fleet can build around is all I'm asking.
Do you enjoy watching the clusterfuck of ideas and arguing, Questdrone?
>>38253272Not QD but sometimes I feel that a quest without constructive argument (not shitposting or waifuing mind you) inbetween story posts is boring.
So, to sum up, we need a lot more preparation before revealing ourselves to the union? A bigger military, more infiltrators and agents all through their stuff. Maybe replace some politicians with clones. Prepared for shit.
we need a Hive ship and atleast 5 battleships before we announce ourselves to the Humans.
>>38253304So are we going to pick lee or theseus as our husbando?
>>38253304Same here, hope you didn't think I didn't enjoy it when I posted that.
>>38253261>Only one capital shipPlease, we can build as many as we want and push the galaxy's shit in. Especially when we can produce our own crystals, then we can mount a psionic cannon on each capital ship.This is gonna be a good plan.
http://pastebin.com/0SEZcPP6>M-199>Alternate names: Wellbuilt – Red dwarf (Space pod located here)>• Dense debris field and nebulae shell around star>• Cracked barren planet. Once the capital of the Builder's hive, nothing remains but boiling rock.This is new.But I thought the unknown queen of M-199 perished in a test fire of the psionic cannon when the planet was destroyed.>>35195165 >The crust of the planet below begins to crack, and just before the image cuts out you see a shadowy shape twist space around itself behind burning enemy formations, and in that moment you feel a command reach the ship. A single thought sent out in desperation.>"It failed.">You have no way of knowing to know it was sent, or it it managed to reach its destination, but the thought came from the planet below, and it came from a queen.But the Builder survived long enough to be exterminated by the Black Queen, in the Gardener's flashback in thread 32.
>>38253337Battleships ARE capital ships.
>>38253337But first to get back through that bigass backlog of construction projects we queued up.
>>38252767"So, I had a talk with Pete, turns out he's just as much a moron as ever, but it's a bold moron. Says he was approached by a spook, but doesn't know anything about him. Said the guy just shows up every now and then to give him info.""Spook? Any details on that?" Lyle asks."Pete thinks the guy's high end. Maybe a member of a mob, or an agent for one of the Banking Clans, something important enough to have people in the government on their payroll."Dillon goes directly to the window and checks the street and neighboring buildings. "I also found some papers from our dead guy's apartment. He had a passport for himself, his new self, and one for Lee, so he had all his bases covered, but he also had some papers that detailed Lee's movements. All his known accounts, his usual places, copies of all his keys, even sheets on his favorite foods and products. It looked like the guy was meant to live Lee's life, at least publicly." He hands a small stack of papers to Lyle, each sheet containing a list of locations, items, or numbers."What's this place, on the corner of thirty fifth? He spends almost every weekend there until he joins the Space Forces." Lyle asks."It's some kind of game store I think. I look it up, a bunch of nerd stuff but it's decently popular in the area. Some people there are sure to know him, but I can't say if any of them will know anything useful. As for Jackob's spook, I'll have some people from my office look into it, but if you want we can round up the usual suspects. There's only a few organizations in town with that kind of money to push.""I bet I could find him." Jackob says. "Pete's gonna be scared, he's gonna try to arrange a meeting, we could tail him and see what he does, he may end up leading us right to him."cont.
>>38253328Nah, Theseus qualifies as a drinking mate more than anything.
>>38253318The first part yes.The second part is much more dangerous though because things like that usually cause war.>>38253328I'm more of a Theseus guy myself>>38253331Its all fun anon.
>>38253370This is sounding worse and worse for lees current status, please tell me he is still alive.
>>38253359The post suggests that the Builder herself died when the cannon went awry, but the rest of the planet was either destroyed by the Obsidian Queen or the Crystals themselves. Or maybe the Psionic Cannon just has a really big boom.>>38253426Here's an idea. Stake out the nearest gameshops. There's only so many of them and Lee's inner nerd can't possibly resist being away for so long.
>>38253370>Inb4 it's a future Games Workshop and Lee plays 'nids.
>>38253370I always read Lyle's lines in Agent Kruger's voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLIXdmPSCvk
>>38253454>The post suggests> the rest of the planet was either destroyed by the Obsidian Queen or the Crystals themselvesNo it doesn't.> the Psionic Cannon just has a really big boom.No freakin' duh it cracked the planet in two when it failed.The point is that was clearly not the builder, because the builder is alive years later.
>>38253465We already know he plays nids, his apartment were covered in the figurines.
>>38253467>Not as glorious Steve Irwin.Step it up, mate.
>>38253562On this note, I have a very important question. Has half life 3 come out yet in this setting?
>>38253465>>38253562Boy is he gonna LOVE our hive.
>>38253623He read the ender games. He played nids. inb4 he has a copy of starcraft laying around and played zerg all the time.
>>38253651We can integrate and engineer Lee into a hive super soldier.
>>38253491>>35195165>You see a fleet arranged before you, black, organic ships moving in on the planet in perfect unison. As they close in on the defending fleet a ship pulls from the center, its weapons unfolding like a blossom as its hull twists and warps. The ship cracks in two, and a pillar of energy erupts from within, engulfing both fleets at once in a firestorm of destruction.The crust of the planet below begins to crack, and just before the image cuts out you see a shadowy shape twist space around itself behind burning enemy formations,This was obviously after the Obsidian Queen betrayed the other hives. But you are right about the part where the cannon destroyed the planet.
>>38253370>>38252910"Or," Dillon says, "he could just be left high and dry, or even have a hit put on him. I'm not sure if it's all that smart to get mixed up in that.""And going around asking mobsters isn't dangerous?" Jackob asks, his face curling in a wry smile."I'm a member of SecCom, and they know it. You don't shoot an anti-terror agent unless you have a death wish, so no, I don't think it would be that dangerous.">Agree with Jackob and help him tail Pete>Agree with Dillon and help him question local criminals>Investigate the local "Game Factory" for potential leads>Other>>38252910The white x marks that a Valen gate is in that system.I probably should have mentioned that...>>38253272It's healthy, a good and productive way of making a plan. I also don't have work monday so no need to worry about time.The builder's relays self-destructed in time. The flashback over planet takes place after the Gardener's flashback.
>>38253604At this point Gaben has made himself into an ai using Steam as his housing.He's actually a major political player in the Union because he refuses to release it.
>>38253682He's gonna be our human liaison we don't put ambassadors on the front line
>>38253690>>Investigate the local "Game Factory" for potential leadsThere's no way we're going to miss this.
>>38253690>Investigate the local "Game Factory" for potential leads>Have our flies tail the other two like last time
>>38253690Agree with Dillon, and don't we have a remaining fly or two? Maybe just one, send the one fly we have to tail Pete.
>>38253682Not a super soldier, what this guy said>>38253712And if we're going to integrate Lee into the hive we should kerrigen Elizabeth.
>>38253712>>38253754We want him able to protect himself, don't we? Protect himself and have a psionic link with the hive.
>>38253690>Investigate the local "Game Factory" for potential leadsStart with the easy one first, then work our way up.
>>38253690>Investigate the local "Game Factory" for potential leadsIt's hard to drop hobbies overnight. Very very hard. He might be showing up with a different face.Lewdbin soon fellow thinkers.
>>38253754But Elizabeth is a scientist not a fighter either.Hell the best candidate for Kerrigan is Lyle, and we're already partially doing that with the augmentations we're giving him.
>>38253794Uh oh, whats this one about?
>>38253772We can augment him, just not extreme enough that it's noticeable without looking really closely.
>>38253690I thought the X meaning Hyper Gate was obvious, since there was an X at FG-883 and Virgo.And you know this investigation would be faster if we had dived the memories of that Fake Lee's brain. Less fun and less footwork, but faster.Then who was phone? I mean who was left forBuilder to send a message to?
>>38253816Probably dead crystal dildos.
>>38253690>>Agree with Jackob and help him tail Pete
>>38253690Wait how come you never told us they were building a Hypergate?
>>38253801Elizabeth is also the only one with psiconic abilities. And Kerrigan WAS zerged like she was because she was the most power terran psychic. And Elizabeth being the ONLY terran psychic counts!
>>38253690>Investigate the local "Game Factory" for potential leadsLet's do it.
>>38253690>Agree with Jackob and help him tail PeteYou don't actually think there's going to be any leads at a known Lee hangout do you.It's just another trap. We already knowingly walked into one of those. We don't need another.
I doubt lee is currently doing anything by his own volition. He is either captive or dead, and I refuse to believe the QM would give us all this build up to find a grave... (I refuse to believe he is that evil)
>>38253898How come you don't read the freakin' quest?
>>38253816The most forbidden of loves.300 views on the last one? T-That's too many. Even if 100 people looked at it 3 times that's still 100 people. Even if 30 people looked at it 10 times that's still 30 people...Or maybe three people saw it and someone read it 300 times...
>>38253869It was obviously the Queen that was found on the moon, since obviously the Crystals by themselves alone would never teach humans about something as harmful as the Psionic Cannon probably mother, since she appeared to have kept tabs about the other queens after she left.
>>38253901She really doesn't have that much psionic power, if I remember right. Just enough to communicate with us and fiddle with the crystals a little bit.I might be wrong though.
>>38253952Well I am 2/300 if that counts for anything.
>>38253914Do you really not want to see how neckbeards have evolved in this much time?
>>38253943I did QD never mentioned it. They built it without us noticing it.
>>38253960Well hey, Maybe we can change that! We should study her anyway, see what the stuff in her brain actually is. And if we can somehow give her a powerboost that might be useful to us!
>>38254010It was mentioned several times in multiple threads as well as in the ask.fmI'll give you the benefit of the doubt since those were spread out and usually after the thread was finished.
>>38253690>Investigate the local "Game Factory" for potential leadsWriting.>>38253898It is still technically being constructed, I just went ahead and marked it on the map.>>38253869You don't know.
>>38254014I suppose... I'm just scared that if she gets more psionic power she might get greedy and try to find a way to take over our drones. I might be shadowrunning a little too hard here, but it seems like a very real possibility. If she does we can just use the shroud.
>>38254010No, you missed it.The only thing QD messed up is that we had a pod in FG-883 the entire time.Like, we've had a pod in it continuously since >>35184684But sending a pod to it in >>37027901 was treated like there wasn't one there before. And that is when we first noticed the Hyper Gate under construction.So far as I can tell, we should have been watching them the whole time it was being made, since the pod never left in between.
>>38254140We need to parasite their leader soon. If we do that we can steal their Hypergate since only their leaders know to make them.
>>38254200Or we could negotiate a deal properly to assist on it or some bullshit, we know a lot of things they don't, and right now we can put ourselves in a position of "mediator" between the big scary monster that is The Unity and the poor innocent humans, which could, if played right, go very well for us.
>>38254272They're not going give it up that easily. If you want it you have to force it out of them.
>>38254061"Well I can check out this shop then while you two are busy." Lyle says as he finishes a beer."You're lucky. If it weren't for the fact that I need to follow up on this spook anyway, I wouldn't keep helping out for free like this." Dillon says. "As it is, some guy running around hiring armed thugs is the kind of thing I need to double down on anyway." He makes for the door. "But you watch yourself. You'll stand out like a sore thumb in there."Jackob shrugs. "Well it isn't like I have anything better to do." He says. "We should hit up a bar later, though, my treat." and tosses him a small card with the address of a local pub. He backs out of the doorway and closes it with a creak.Cont.>>38254092She can control your drones if you allow it, much like how two related queens can send drones to each other, but there is no known way for a queen to "steal" another queen's drone, as the drone would simply panic and shut down in response to any such attempt.
>>38254322>much like how two related queens can send drones to each otherSo if we were able to somehow replicate the technology use to empower Elizabeth with psionics, we would be able to "gift" them drones to do their bidding? Like huge insect-like trained servant?
>>38254322So basically Elizabeth does have to required powers to become a mini-hive queen if we allow it. Fun times! If we wanted we could adopt her and teach her how to handle drones!
>>38254461Eh, why not, lets just rename her kerragin and get it over with already!
>>38254461>>38254401I suppose she is more trustworthy than a queen we birth, but we aren't giving her anything more than workers and thinkers. That's all she needs.Also, thinking of doing something based on this. Thoughts?
>>38254545You intend to replace her heart with a baked potato?
>>38254545Well, she's definitely more reasonable than a freethinking queen, but I doubt Elizabeth is fully capable of controlling even a small hive. Remember she still has a mostly human brain rather than a specially evolved brain for controlling trillions of drones at once.
>>38254586Well what else would we replace it with?
>>38254545...you realize we've been told REPEATEDLY that a daughter would be almost entirely trustworthy?
>>38254401>>38254461That would be exceedingly silly and pointless.Our children are our own, anyway, no one else's.
>>38254592With the research we have, we could totally mess around with her biology a bit. Make she changes to her brain. Might help her multitask a bit! But really, the smallest of hives is probably the most she'll be able to handle. But we'd be proud all the same.
>>38254609No, it was that they would be loyal while doing their own thing. Elizabeth has already proven that she's loyal to our purpose.
>>38254609>>38254635>>38254649Elizabeth certainly won't start wars with anyone for resources, thats for sure. Still. NO ADDITIONAL QUEENS.I thought we already had that out of our systems.
>>38254649For what purpose.>>38254674Yes no queens. But also what the fuck, no Elizabeth either.
>>38254674Not really. I'm just waiting for a good time.
>>38254674I vote Elizabeth as second best queen, with us as first. To be honest it isn't that hard to get second place when Black Queen is currently being a shit.
>>38254674I'm actually considering we spawning a queen. We just don't have a good location.
>>38254674Giving Elizabeth a few drones to control on her own isn't making her into another Queen.
>>38254733She isn't a queen.
>>38254799I'm actually considering shut up, you're dumb.
>>38254674I think it would be better to hold off on having kids until we reveal ourselves to the union. I don't want to have to worry about any daughters of ours blowing our cover accidentally.
>>38254799No, just no. We don't need another blow up over that again.
>>38254828She's a better queen than Black Queen, and she isn't even a queen. Goes to show how much of a shit she's being.
>>38254839This website is for 18+. You might like this place instead.http://www.reddit.com/r/rpg
>>38254880>This person who isn't a queen is better then this other actual queen because she doesn't want to kill usOk. But she's not a queen.I don't disagree with the whole queen issue, but this is waifuing levels of retarded.
>>38254897Yes, because if it's one thing 4chan is known for, it's its rational, calm disagreements.What were they thinking, being uncivil and childish.
>>38254322Lyle makes his way to the store, taking several trains into the district. It's a decently high end commercial district, clean streets, neatly washed windows, and well maintained decorations makes the area glisten in the light of the streetlamps, which only turn off in the short few hours just before and just after the daily eclipse, only to come on again with nightfall. The scattered overcast clouds periodically obscure the ominous view of Gemini Beta as it hangs close overhead.The store is a small, three story building in the middle of a small building complex, lodged between a Pathian restaurant and an ice cream shop. A large statue of an armored solder stands outside with a hilariously disfigured proportion. Lyle walks past it with a hint of disgust. "We actually have the fuckin' power armor, why do people still need to make it look so dumb?"Your parasite has to pump several small doses of sedatives when he glances at a poster containing various made up weapons, thinking of no method any of them could avoid detonating the moment the trigger is pulled.As he makes his way in he is hit with the smell of cheese powder and baking soda, and a bearded man behind the counter looks up at him from a box of mismatched dice. He seems to hesitate to say anything.Lyle moves up and down the floor, looking at the myriad of products lining the shelves and looking over the shoulders of various patrons of all shapes and sizes, but mostly round. He finally spots a cork board on the far wall where Lee appears on a small piece of paper along side several others marked "GF District Championship". his face appears several times.>speak with the owner (write in)>Speak with the patrons (write in)>Other
>>38254943I wasn't waifuing Elizabeth, I just wanted to empathize how shit Black Queen is.
>>38254969>speak with the owner (Write in)"Hey, isn't he that guy from the news, the one that botched that alien encounter or some bullshit?"
>>38254969>Speak with the patrons (Assuming direct control)
>>38254969Even in the grim darkness of the future, GW is still as full of bullshit as ever. I love your quest, QD.
>>38254969>various patrons of all shapes and sizes, but mostly roundOh god.>Speak with the patronsAsk what they think of the new Necron codex.
>>38255081>Ask what they think of the new Necron codex.I think that would be a bit meta.
>>38255010I like it.
>>38254969So... how about that GF huh. I read on Spacetaku that it's better than Civ 5,000 with the Brave New World expansion pack.
>>38254969>Speak with the patrons (write in)What do you guys think of 5e.
>>38254969Okay backing this>>38255010but let's do a bit of small talk with the patrons first to get them to open up a bit. Talk about the game mechanics and whatnot.
>>38255359Lyle is going to fucking murder someone if we do this.
>>38255081No, ask them when the new DE codex is slated to arrive.
>>38254969Ask owner about the championship.
>>38254969Ask about half life III
>>38255373Yeah, yeah don't do this. He just might overwhelm our parasite with his burning rage.
>>38255373Yeah. His cover story is, he's here to, see about some...birthday present for his nerdy son he doesn't understand.Which edition should he buy him?
>>38255359Let's bring in the clone. The female one.
>>38255146But think of it. Since it's so far into the future they'd have to change them from robot Egyptians to something just as stupid, but equally old compared to the time frame. I.e:>I'm so pissed they changed Necrons from soulless killing machines to dumb robot cowboys!Something like that.
>>38254969>>Speak with the patrons (write in)Ask them who's better, Gork or Mork?
>>38255432Just because she's a genetically modified clone who technically isn't human doesn't mean that wouldn't constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
>>38254969Are we gonna have the oppurtunity to do any planning this thread? Why are we even so concerned with lee in the first place?
>>38255654Irrational obsession with individual NPCs. Some anons imprinted and just can't let go.
>>38255432A female, in Games Factory? A Leman Russ tank would be less suspicious.
>>38255654I'm pretty sure we've been over this in several threads now.He's to be the face of the hive for diplomacy. That way we can't get shafted by the Union giving us a diplomat that's looking for ways to screw us.
>>38255699A diplomat says what he's told and has no decisionmaking power that isn't subject to the approval of the assholes in charge.There is literally no motive to pursue Lee except irrational sentiment.The fact that someone kidnapped him and is pulling all these strings to some end is a reason to get to the bottom of things, but that's obviously not the motive people have.
>>38255654Just be glad he's a nobody. The stupidity is getting directed towards him rather then someone like Theseus.
>>38254969Lyle looks over some of the tables as he makes his way to the front desk. Various armies of small plastic figures are arranged on the edge of the tables within small cubes of holocamera-lined wires. On the tables themselves holographic versions of the same figures fight turn by turn. Several other tables appear to lack the functionality, or at least they are not being used. You hear several people complain about digital game boards, calling them 'casual'.The man behind the counter appears nervous, but looks to Lyle with a smile. "Can I help you with anything?""Yea, do you know that guy?" Lyle points to the cork board and the man's face looses what small amount of color it had."Well, that would be Ryan, he used to come here often." He clears his throat. "Haven't seen him for the past few years though, until he showed up in the news. He was probably one of the best players here, w-we have a deal on the new codex, actually...""Yea, no thanks. Did he know anyone here I could talk to?"The front door rings as it's opened."Yes, I suppose, I mean not really but... Follow me." He motions to the stairs and leads Lyle to the second floor, there is a small collection of patrons around one of the analog tables. A pale Ceph sits along the corner, its tentacles latched to the side as it carefully positions a small black robot on the table, then spits several dice from an air jet."Suck my hectocotylus." It drones in a robotic voice from a small plastic on the side of its head. The human at the other side of the table plucks several of his own figures up and tosses them in a nearby box."Yea, keep talking." He says, "I'll sell you to the kitchen next door."The bearded man from the counter walks up to the table. "Sorry to interrupt, but this man was asking about Ryan, he used to play in your group, correct?"They look to the owner, and then to Lyle, and immediately appear nervous.>Speak with the group (write in)>Let Lyle handle the questioning>Other
>>38255771>>Let Lyle handle the questioning
>>38255749The entire point is that we will have a diplomat who isn't reporting to the union at every opportunity and fucking us over in political talks because the union asked him to.
>>38255771>Let Lyle handle the questioning
>>38255771>>OtherLet Lyle handle the search for Lee and and focus on more productive endeavors
>>38255822That doesn't make sense. it doesn't matter who the guy is. the policy of who he represents is the same.A guy who doesn't obey orders is not fit for the job.
>>38255822We could just fucking clone one
>>38255771Let Lyle handle it.This could be potentially hilarious.
>>38255771>"Suck my hectocotylus." It drones in a robotic voice from a small plastic on the side of its head.I'm starting to love the Ceph.>Speak with the group (write in)Ask if Lee ever brought the snacks.
>>38255870All who don't give a particular shit about Lee say aye and don't want to spend another thread searching for him say aye
>>38255994Too late, we're already looking for him. We don't go back until we have him, or have the ones responsible for his death.
>>38255994Sorry anon, I like Lee and at the very least our quest to find him has been quite fun and interesting.
>>38255994Aye>>38256019It's taking too long
>>38256033It's not as if we haven't been multitasking. Jeez, anon.
>>38256055This thread has been literally nothing but Lee
>>38255870The point is if we don't have a diplomat, they give us one. If we already have one, they can't send us one who is certain to fuck us over>>38255883Lee carries weight in the Union because they gave him authority, even if it was just so he could take the fall. If we make a clone of Lee they're probably going to bring the real Lee forth to show it's bullshit. So we need Lee for this.
>>38256073Or you could not engage with literal space racists by pandering to their racist policy.
>>38256069So what, this thread has been interesting to me so far, and lee is an awesome guy, besides, rule #1 of quests, your waifu or husbando is always the first applicable individual you meet, in this case Lee.
>>38256069Impossible, there is no Lee here.
>>38256069And last thread had a bigass close call space battle.
>>38256073We could clone a random person to be our ambassador
>>38256106>>38256098>>>38256092>>38256073>>38256069>>38256055Why can't lee be friends?
>>38256092That's what we're doing. We found a loophole in their shit system, which we need Lee to exploit.
>>38256098We're in a fuckinggame shop on a random planet with people who haven't seen the guy for years
>>38256153you sound quite salty about it.
>>38256141We actually don't need Lee. At all
>>38256141That is the exact opposite of what I just said. Can you read?You are pandering to their racist policy by having a human representative instead of a Speaker.
>>38256092see>>38256141Also, we can rape them with legions of drones and biological weapons at a later date.
>>38256173All the buttsalt anon, all of it.
I guess I was the only one looking forward to finding a dead Lee so we could devote ourselves to more espionage missions against our covert foes.
>>38256191Different anon here, you really fail to grasp the finer points of Union xeno policy as laid out in earlier threads.
>>38256186Who the hell else are we going to get, lee has quite a bit of charisma behind him (even after they tried lynching him, part of why they seem to have buried him), if we get lee, we have a very nice figurehead, Elizibeth would just cause problems and all the prisoners we have would run at first chance. We COULD use Seiner but thats destined to go badly.
>Lee fagsBrings to mind that saying about pretending to be something and idiots thinking the're in good company.
>>38256245It's not a fine point.It's a literally racist policy. I don't see what's so hard to comprehend about this.
>>38256264You either get Lee, get a diplomat of THEIR choosing, or you don't get diplomacy.
>>38256191Yes but we're preventing them from fucking us over with a shit ambassador, which will make their attempts to fuck us over seem much more obvious when our ambassador actually argues against it instead of giving in immediately.>>38256186Lee holds political power in the Union. If we just make a clone they're going to try extra hard to fuck us over because the only thing representing us is a nobody.>>38256194Of course we're going to fuck them super hard at a later date.
>>38256207We have an invasion looming we haven't developed an effective army yet we have no diplomatic relations with the largest regional and we have dozens of worlds to explore and develop.We've spent this thread investigating a marginally useful character (at best) in a game store.I'm sorry Id just be having more fun doing different things
>>38255771"I trust you can speak with them without burning the building down?" You ask. Lyle glances to you in annoyance and approaches the table.In the depths of Huron your drones continue to uncover the remains of the ship wreck. The plateau itself appears to be a nursery of sorts, with a wide range of small and somewhat frail creatures. Several creatures have been found with interesting capabilities, although nothing that you don't already understand. The sensors of your ships have periodically picked up various large creatures, but they have yet to move close to the plateau, and appear to avoid it as they swim around the small patch of shallow waters in what is otherwise a dark abyss.The salvage work of the ship goes well. It appears to be a relic of the Colony Wars, equipped with the destroyed remains of a fusion reactor. The hull has been shattered across a kilometer of the plateau, and is in very poor shape. All in all, it would make for excellent metal salvage, or could be used as cover for the start of a new hive on this planet.>Break down the hull and load the scrap aboard one of your corvettes>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>OtherAs your drones finish their excavation they return to scouting the area. The plateau is safe, but that safety has made its local life soft and unappealing to you. There are plenty of places for creatures to hide, but you doubt you will find anything groundbreaking here.>Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateau>Have your drones scour the plateau for useful adaptations>Other
>>38256284Corvettes & Frigates are better diplomacy anyways.
>>38256284That's.My fucking.Point.They are literal racists with a racist policy and we are not going to pander to their racist requirements you dense motherfucker.
>>38256294>"I trust you can speak with them without burning the building down?" You ask. Lyle glances to you in annoyance and approaches the table.CHEEKY QUEEN STRIKES AGAIN
>>38256284We could get any other human of our choosingWe can literally clone people and make hybrid ant people
>>38256294>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelterWe can always use more hives. An aquatic one would be nice. >Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateauLets see if we can find cthulu and bring 10,000 years of darkness upon our enemies.
>>38256320Then you have a massive fucking aggressive empire at your doorstep that already doesn't trust you. Good luck with that.
>>38256294>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>Have your drones scour the plateau for useful adaptationsMore like see if there is any sunken ship parts left to salvage.
>>38256294>>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>>Have your drones scour the plateau for useful adaptationsWe're going to fucking research the shit out of these fuckers.
>>38256294>>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>>38256294>>Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateau
>>38256294>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>>Have your drones scour the plateau for useful adaptations
>>38256294>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateau
>>38256294>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelterand>Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateau
>>38256294>>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateauAdaptations adaptations adaptations.
>>38256294>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>Have your drones scour the plateau for useful adaptations
>>38256294YesssssssTime for best planet.>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelterSomehow I doubt metal will be an issue. The ship is interesting in any case, I don't remember how large it is suppose to be though.>Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateauSpooky time
>>38256294>Use it to hide your hive, and begin construction of a shelter>Have your drones scout the trenches around the plateaU
>>38256322Yes, because the Union is going to our equivalent of The Fly.
>>38256294Can we send an egglayer to that planet QD? It seems like we are setting up a base there so we might as well.
>>38256435We usually put fake Queens on colony worlds, don't we? More versatile
>>38256320It isn't racist you daft bastard it's expansionist. You know what the difference is? One is an attitude in which all life aside from humans is inferior and/or untrustworthy, and the other describes the exclusive drive to conglomerate more political and economic power within a given government. The Union is perfectly happy to coexist with alien powers as long as they get something out of it. QD has mentioned this on multiple occasions.
>>38256435I can get behind this. Each base should have an egglayer so we don't have to ferry drones back and forth all the time.
>>38256458No, we only did it on the planet with the Ball of Arms Man type creatures so they would have something to give resources to.We don't need to here.
>>38256458Fake queens are generally for presentation aspects. I don't particularly care whether we send a fake queen or an egglayer though, fake queens are essentially just egglayers made up to look like us.
>>38256524Those guys are still pretty creepy. What would their houses even look like? Holes in trees? I can't shake the image of them swinging around on vines.
>>38256435Sounds like a smart idea. That way we can rapidly integrate new adaptations we find into drones without having to bother with ferrying them about.
>>38256294>Use the hull to conceal your hive>Scout the trenches around the plateauYour Huron expeditionary force currently consists of80 Gilled Warriors100 Gilled Workers2 Medical Pods2 Scout Corvettes>Send half your workers>Send half your warriors>Send all your warriors>Send a mix (write in)
>>38256524>>38256566We have 3 fake queensI thought they also helped control the drones, and I thought egg layers could only lay the default breeds
>>38256458>>38256435We could grow one using the regen tanks.
>>38256584I love them though. I really want to make a ball of arms drone to interact with them just to see the shit that would happen.
>>38256610>>Send half your workers>>Send half your warriors
>>38256610By the way, what ever happened with all those ships we queued up last thread?
>>38256610>>Send half your warriors
>>38256613Three? Really, I thought we only made the one? Where did we put the others?
>>38256610>Send half your workers>Send half your warriors
>>38256610>Send half your warriorsNo splitting up the party now.
>>38256663different hives, better to swap around and delegate power from place to place.
>>38256610Send thirty warriors and thirty workers.Warriors to tackle anything nasty and provide overwatch for drones while they drag back whatever nasty thing the warriors kill.
>>38256663Read the list of drones up top. We have one on each world we've expanded into
>>38256643You are still working through your build queue, but have just completed construction on a large number of combat ships, as well as your first batch of G-sensor equipped patrol ships.>>38256663One is on Leeland, one on Raligha, and the third on Zero One.The one on Leeland was placed in your old location, with you being moved to a distant mountain fortress at a location unknown to the Clarke crew at your request.
I feel a roll coming up. Prepare your crits, people.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>38256736Better get this 1 out of the way
>>38256610>>>Send half your workers>>>Send half your warriors
>>38256610>Send half your workers>Send half your warriors>>38256613As far as I was aware they don't really do anything different than egglayers. Though they may have advanced relays implanted in them. BUT they aren't in the pastebins for some reason. >>38256610Hey QD, are the fake queens supposed to be in the Drone design details http://pastebin.com/EyHX9rZu ? because I'm not getting any hits on egg, fake, or queen in that pastebin.
>>38256736Oh dear. Knock on wood and get the virgin sacrifices ready everyone.
>>38256675No I mean where, as in the planets. Because I don't think we made any after the one for worship on Raligha.
>>38256781Well, never mind me then.
>>38256610>Send half your workers and half your warriorsPlease roll 1d100, best of 3 for scouting the dark abyss of Huron's sunless trenches
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>38256838
>>38256731Do they have advantages beyond being egg layers that look like us?
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>38256838Oh dear
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>38256838FOR THE SWARM!
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>38256838Hello darkness my old friend...
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>38256838
What once was happy is now sad...
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>38256838
>>38256882Well... I guess we might find something interesting, maybe.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>38256838Be very very quiet...
>>38256882Thats... not too bad. It could have been worse.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>38256838pls
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>38256838
>>38256877Not really, that's essentially what it is.Writing.
>>38256889>>38256887>>38256882>>38256869Goodbye, sweet drones...
>>38256462>one race can do a job and another can't>not racistIt can be both things, you realize.
>>38256902I'VE LOST EEEEVERYTHING, EVERTHING THAT MATTERS IN THIS WORLD
>>38256983It's not racist if there's different species. Then it's speciesist or xenoist
>>38257008It all returns to nothing. IT ALL COMES TUMBLING DOWN, TUMBLING DOWN, TUMBLING DOWN
>>38256983A state's domestic and foreign policies are seperate things you realize. Just because they don't allow aliens into their higher echelons of government (which said aliens are largely disinterested in pursuing anyway) doesn't mean their sole interest in us is how most efficiently to wipe us out. Why do so many anons in this quest selectively choose to forget that?
>>38257073People are bitter from the nuclear final solution we found hanging in orbit.
>>38257073>attacking strawman arguments>arguing against shit i never said
>>38257073>>38257073>A state's domestic and foreign policies are seperate thingsThe fuck does that have to do with anything. Who brought up domestic policy.
Having nukes held over one's heads (literally) does not engender bright, warm feelings about a species ability to consort with other intelligent species responsibly.
>>38257056https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuRwRlicEmwPlay it as soon as we get rekt underwater.
>>38256983It isn't a hostile xenophobia, but it is certainly not inclusive of them. The main argument for that piece of legislation is that neutral interpreters can be unreliable, and, especially in the case of Valen, the alien in question may not even be able to fit in the room. The human representative typically serves a role similar to that of a lawyer, bringing up issues on behalf of the alien race so that problems of misinterpretation never arise.After all, a simple misinterpretation regarding the expectation of repayment caused a rather blood, although breif war between early independent human settlers and Valen. Most of the Union's law regarding speaking with aliens has been formed after contact with the Valen and the Taidarens, and even then it is still quite awkward for everyone involved.Anyways, still writing.
>>38257100When you started talking about aliens being blocked from certain jobs available to humans, I assumed you referring to political positions, as those are the only jobs stated to openly bar alien employment. Where you thinking of something else?
>>38257168>picWhat is this terrifying creature we could totally model a large drone off of to cause nightmares of every sapient creature below and above the ocean.
>>38257073The fuck are you talking about? He hasn't said anything like that.
>>38257191there is only one job being discussed here. 'diplomat'.And that they are different things is still kind of a non sequitur, since that wouldn't make either one any less racist.
>>38257232I'll back that motion.
>>38257232How would it walk on land, kind of like Eva-01 when it wen berserker mode?
>>38257073>doesn't mean their sole interest in us is how most efficiently to wipe us out.You know calling something "racist" isn't calling them "literally Hitler" right.
>>38257342I thought the entirety of this planet was ocean. Is it not a complete ocean world?
>>38257244See >>38257168They have to appoint someone who they thinks and speaks as they do. If not, you risk wars caused by crappy translators. The Union is aware this system is far from perfect, but it's the best they could come up with.
>>38257356This conversation is dumbWe aren't a person so we can't be the subject of racism
>>38257359I thought you meant make a large drone based off them on land as well. We can probably still do it actually... There's gotta be some kind of anti-grav shit we can research to make it swim in space while it bombards our enemies orbits.
>>38257356That seemed to be the implication a bunch of anons here were making. If not, why are human biases a concern of ours, as long as they respect the hive's sovereignty and trade with us at a reasonably fair exchange rate?
>>38257470Do we even know how many anons are in thread? I have no fucking idea at this point how much is samefagging and how much is different people.
>>38257432>There's gotta be some kind of anti-grav shit we can research Nanotech will unlock that soon.
>>38257470It's called self-respect.
>>38257470They won't. They already distrust us, as shown by the nukes and the agent that attacked our hive when they visited a second time.
I recommend maintaining stealth and keeping the human sectors in the dark on how far we've progressed. Only make contact when absolutely necessary, or we have a large advantage over them.
>>38256838Your drones drift their way down the rocky wall to the depths bellow. The sun has only just now began slowly creeping above the horizon, but even from the shallow depths of the plateau the sun is nothing more than a faint glow. It quickly vanishes entirely.Not long after your drones enter the darkness you begin to hear distant clicks echoing through the waters. You can feel the current shift sharply as something moves past your drones, but it is too dark to see, and your drones are not as adept at echolocation as whatever these things must be.You begin to feel a torrent of water around your drones; the creatures are circling you. They are incredibly fast, appearing as little more than flashes to your drones' senses. Eventually you feel something hit a worker. It bounces off a rock and regains its balance, and you hear an echoing chuckle of clicking move out from the nearby creatures to creatures too distant to detect. Your warriors rear up and attempt to frighten them away, but their speed is so far superior they seem to almost balk at the display.Another runs into your warrior, knocking it off the cliff face, and it lands on a small outcropping several meters down. There is a cackling of clicks again, but as your warrior rights itself it notices something; a hint of faint light from bellow. The strange tint of light green-blue is too faint to make out any shapes, but you are certain it is there.>Quickly move lower>Attempt to attack the clicking creatures>Other
>>38257488Oooooooooooh boy...I love our Thinkers, don't you?
>>38257606>Quickly move lower
>>38257606>>Attempt to attack the clicking creatures
>>38257606>>Quickly move lowerLet's save our drones for the bigger, more exotic creatures.
>>38257606>Attempt to attack the clicking creaturesAmbush predators
>>38257606>Attempt to attack the clicking creaturesThey're trying to knock us down to the light anyway.
>>38257606>Quickly move lowerThey have the advantage, don't try to fight them.
>>38257667>>38257658>>38257652This is an ambush predators. Our only advantage is range.
>>38257606>Quickly move lowerTime to NOPE out. Go to the shiny light, it went well in Finding Nemo and it'll go well here.
>>38257606>Don't move lower. Maintain formation!
>>38257606>Attempt to attack the clicking creatures
>>38257606>you hear an echoing chuckle of clicking move out from the nearby creatures to creatures too distant to detectOh, god. They're sentient!>Quickly move lowerWhatever that light is, it clearly has some importance. It might be their control point, or something like that.
>>38257606>>Quickly move lower
I'm worried that light is just a trap, or a bigger predator ala Anglerfish...>Attempt to attack the clicking creatures
>>38257606>Quickly move lowerDisregard playful possible hostiles, Acquire interesting things!
>>38257737You mean a trap.Like their external stomach.
>>38257606>quickly move lowerPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>38257794trappppp
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>38257794For the glory of satan!
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>38257794
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>38257794Rats.
So is Komm Susser Tod applicable for this situation, or do we need a new song?
>>38257810You dick of course we rolled terribly
Welp, we got ate. Sorry I was too slow.
>>38257498>>38257546>Self respect>Allowing petty little emotions dictate how we interact with an entire species.Look you're thinking too damn small right now. Believe me I wouldn't trust the Union higher ups as far as I could kick them, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be more profitable for the hive to make it's existence known eventually. If you think about, revealing ourselves would likely restrict what they could do to us, as interactions with the hive would no longer be directed by corrupt politicians or spooks, but by their electorate. And if their electorate is anything like modern ones, than they will want to avoid pissing us off just as much out of fear of conflict as out of desire to diplomize us.If you want to remain in hiding to spite the Union, there are no end of equally effective means of doing so after open contact. Doing so will allow us a means of directly accessing their economic structure, which we could use as leverage, for example. Nobody is saying we would stop spying and infiltrating them after we let them know we are an FTL capable civilization looking to establish diplomatic relations with them, hell, we'll probably increase our spying on them if we do so.
>>38257812>>38257810>>38257807What a surprise. Of we lose all of our drones.
look on the bright side. All dat combat data
>>38257905>All dat combat dataWhich is pretty worthless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEvQfz4V4lICan't wash this blood off our hands...
>>38257905Which we can get for much less hassle from Theseus. Also now I understand the disconnect politicians had at the advent of nukes and why they rarely mix well with knee-jerk reactions.
>>38258009Think he was referring to the overgrown fish about to eat our children.
>>38257807>>38257810>>38257812is it just me, or do we always seem to roll like shit when water is involved? I mean first the crab back home, then we got fucked in that swap by the local hicks, and now this. The fuck?
>>38258049water types are super effective against bug types. Seriously anon this is common fucking knowledge.
>>38257884> would no longer be directed by corrupt politicians or spooks>making assumptions this baselessIt's like you think it's impossible for someone to do one thing in public and another in private.
>>38258049I blame crystals.All those in favor of blaming all our problems on crystals say "Aye"
>>38258049>>38258073Wait... Apperently this is complete bullshit and I remember pokemon wrong. This is quite embarrassing for me. Well it definitely should be the case so fuck you and fuck nintendo.
>>38258095Aye a crystal ate my babby
>>38258095NayBlaming it on the devil worshipper
>>38258199I had sex with a crystal once.Now my junk is made up of angles and flat surfaces.
>>38257794Your drones dive off and hop from cliff to cliff, quickly making their way past the strange creatures. You catch glimpses of them, their skull-like heads seem to shake as they click their way through the current. Their only limbs are a set of long wing like appendages that gracefully swoop across the water, leaving a long wispy tail behind them. They appear to follow you, although they remain a good distance away.There is a sudden rumbling of rocks, and as your near the glow a shadow is cast over the cliff. The massive creature is at least twenty meters in length, with a thick armored hide that grinds against the stone. It brings its head up to your drones and thrashes down on top of them. You feel several workers blink out, while others manage to escape or duck into alcoves. The beast's head grinds back and forth as it rubs itself against the rock face.-13 workers>Have your drones swarm over it and attack>Have your drones flee>Other
>>38258095Aye. Fucking crystals put gemstones out of business!
>>38258233>Have your drones swarm over it and attackWE KILL FOR MOTHER!
>>38258233>Have your drones swarm over it and attackALLAHU ACKBAR
>>38258233>-13 workersFUCKSWARM THAT MOTHERFUCKER
>>38258233>Have your drones swarm over it and attack
>>38258233Called it you fucks.
>>38258233>with a thick armored hide that grinds against the stone.Finally. The infamous danger we could hear grinding in the distance ominously.
>>38258074My point is that it would be more difficult to make overt moves against the hive if the one making the shots has to worry about an electorate. Look, I'm not saying we should reveal ourselves just yet, and I'm definitely saying we should take everything the Union says without a grain of salt. But it would be easier to fuck with the humans if they were aware we have a fuckhuge sized fleet of warships at our back. Putting the effort into hiding the existence of the hive just isn't worth it in the long term.
>>38258233>Swarm it and attackPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>38258292ALOHA SNACKBAR!
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>38258292
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>38258292
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>38258292Here we go
>>38258307He ded. He soooo ded.
>>38258307...I fucking give up, Satan gives us a 9 but hawaii gives us a 95... what is this strange world we live in.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>38258292
>>38258307J-jam it in.
>>38258292Try to get in those things in the side of its neck.Battle music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhVCoTsBaM
>>38258307Huron is a planet of peace!
We're researching the shit out of this fuckers corpse right?
>>38258439You think you can kill the leviathan in just one round?...We'll see.
>>38258490if we can't beat it we'll just make an aquatic colossal and kick it's ass.
>>38258490With a 95 there's a pretty big chance... At least enough to damage it severely.
>>38258540Problem.If we kill it. It just might sink down to the bottom of this trench where we can't get the body back. I hope we can drag the whole thing back up.
>>38258490Eh a standard large drone is 10m tall. >http://ask.fm/QuestDrone/answer/122068503845I think we can take it out fairly quickly with that 95
>>38258490We have 40 warriors to throw at it.
>>38258490Considering our warriors blades are mini chainsaws that can burn through steel plate? Yes, yes I do think this will only take one round.
>>38258593>Eh a standard large drone is 10m tall.That has jack shit to do with anything, captain trivia.The nearest large drone is lightyears away.
>>38258292As the beast slams the thick plates on its head against the rock, your drones leap. At first the creature seems almost totally unaware of you, but as your warriors crawl along the creature's neck it thrashes back, letting out a strange bellowing cry. Several large membranes along its head inflate, and begin to glow softly until they rapidly contract.You loose contact with your drones. For a moment you panic at the thought, but several seconds later they move back into your mind, reporting a momentary loss of consciousness. Above you you can hear rapid clicking as the strange skull headed creatures circle above, and you spot several of them move in to the cliff face, lifting the bodies of several workers and quickly darting away.The massive beast enters a sharp roll as your drones dig their blades and mandibles into its flesh, digging into it like a cave wall. You can hear the sharp siren from the monster again, and its face puffs up once more, glowing softly. The glands contract with a loud crack and again your drones wink out for several long seconds, and then come back to you. A few of your workers have lost their grip and begin drifting into the glowing abyss bellow, but the majority continue to burrow into the thrashing leviathan.+75N4 workers drift into the abyss bellow>Dig into the creature's head and attempt to kill it>Try to sever the creature's fins to immobilize it for closer study>Have several drones break off their attack to help recover the falling workers>Other
>>38258603We're going to be like a swarm of very fucking angry fire ants.
>>38258680>Try to sever the creature's fins to immobilize it for closer study>Have several drones break off their attack to help recover the falling workers
>>38258680>Try to sever the creature's fins to immobilize it for closer study
>>38258680>>Dig into the creature's head and attempt to kill itWhere;d the 75 nutrients come from?
>>38258680>Several large membranes along its head inflate, and begin to glow softly until they rapidly contract.>You loose contact with your drones.Uhm...guys? Either it has a stunning ability or a psi jamming ability, in the off chance it is the latter we NEED to investigate this damn thing
>>38258680>>Dig into the creature's head and attempt to kill itAs I thought. One good roll is not enough.
>>38258680>Try to sever the creature's fins to immobilize it for closer study>Have several drones break off their attack to help recover the falling workers>>38258722>but several seconds later they move back into your mind, reporting a momentary loss of consciousness.
>>38258680>Try to sever the creature's fins to immobilize it for closer study>Have several drones break off their attack to help recover the falling workersWhy didn't we put acid glands in the drones.
>>38258680>>Dig into the creature's head and attempt to kill itMake sure there's an alcove so the drones don't fall straight out when they lose consciousness.It clearly has either psionic bullshit, or more likely a strong electrical pulse.
>>38258722>Either it has a stunning abilityThe drones JUST said they lost consciousness. Not that they stopped hearing Mother.It's some kind of...sonic attack that knocks things out?
>>38258680>Try to sever the creature's fins to immobilize it for closer studyThat ability can't be stunning, stunning wouldn't disconnect us from ALL of our drones at once and bring us back without pain. It has to be doing something weird there. If its blacking them out randomly thats still something odd. >>38258756Can't be electrical, electrical doesn't cause sudden painless blackouts.
>>38258711Pretty sure our drones carved nice big chunks outta him.
>>38258763Sonic attacks should be way more effective underwater, though the glowing bit would suggest electical ability too. Too early to tell for psionics though. Bring that fucker in for study.
>>38258680>>Try to sever the creature's fins to immobilize it for closer study>>Have several drones break off their attack to help recover the falling workers
>>38258680>Dig into the creature's head and attempt to kill it
>>38258801can't be electrical, my bets on psionics.
Don't immobilize the fins, that's just going to make it easier to fall off when it lets out another pulse.Just make little alcoves in its skin to catch us when we pass out.
>>38258801>Too early to tell for psionicsOnly if you're retarded. It's completely impossible. Psionics only ever evolved once in the galaxy. And it wasn't on this planet. It would have no utility to evolve that.
>>38258680>>Dig into the creature's head and attempt to kill itThis has the least chance of us falling.
>>38258848We don't have any fucking idea how it works, it is quite possible it is some phenomena we haven't encountered, all we know is it isn't our flavour of psionics and it isn't normal.
>>38258837>Just make little alcoves in its skin to catch us when we pass out.Fuck, sometimes I wonder if everyone here realizes just how horrifying we are.
>>38258878We know exactly how it works, and it isn't something that can evolve naturally. It uses tachyonic transmission for fucks sake.
>>38258680>Try to sever the creature's finsYou signal your corvette to move in for retrieval and order your workers to carve out the beast's fins. Whatever this creature is using to stun your drones, it is located within its head, and you don't want to risk damaging it.Your warriors move along its skin, carving out swaths of flesh as they cut into the fins with their mandibles.Please roll 1d100, best of 3.
>>38258881Shhhhhhhhh... It's fine, nobody can tell us we're horrifying if they've been melted for nutrients in the vats.
>>38258680>4 workers drift into the abyss bellowSwim! Swim for your lives, children!
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>38258927
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>38258927Cmon
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>38258927wew
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>38258927fuck up time
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>38258927Here we go
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>38258916I didn't mean our fucking psionics, I meant whatever the fuck its doing you bag of hammers! >>38258927rolling
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>38258927
>>38258974Let me guess, you put a capital D instead of a lowercase d didn't you?
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>38258927
Not too shabby!
>>38258944Let's see where this takes us...
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>38258990Space between dice and +.
>>38258927Your drones quickly sever the beast's limbs, cutting through armored hide and bone with ease and your workers quickly anchor bundled cables of tendon from the corvette into the creature's flesh. It thrashes against the cables, letting out more of its strange attacks, but your corvettes appears immune, detecting mixtures of electrical and sonic pulses emanating from it at odd frequencies. As you pull it up to the shallows it begins to bleed to death, becoming still for your drones to study.New Research unlocked>Leviathan autopsyVery FastPicking this vast creature apart should reveal insights into its strange capabilities.Your falling workers struggle to get back to the cliff, eventually landing closer to the bottom than you would like. You can see the bottom of the trench from the small alcove. It is an endless forest of strange life, glowing vibrantly amid plumes of volcanic smoke. Your workers make their way back to the cliff, and as they do you see a shifting dune of sand bellow as several tree sized glowing coral colonies shake as something moves past their lower foundation.>Add autopsy to current research with priority>Add autopsy to current research list>Leave the research as is for now>Other
>>38259279>Add autopsy to current research with priorityIt'll be done in no time.
>>38259279>Add autopsy to current research with priority
>>38259279>You can see the bottom of the trench from the small alcove. It is an endless forest of strange life, glowing vibrantly amid plumes of volcanic smoke.Oh my.I think I know where we'll be sending an expedition next.
>>38259279>>Add autopsy to current research with priority
>>38259279>Add to list with priority.
>>38259279>>Add autopsy to current research with priorityReally wanna figure out that insta-blackout stunt.
>>38259284>>38259299>>38259304>>38259309>>38259310>>38259314>>38259317>>38259321>>38259329>>38259344Now that's what I call a hivemind.
>>38259383Dammit Lee this is why none likes you.
>>38259345Gratz Questdrone, it looks like you have a janitor actively reading your shit. Accidental fuck ups and image posting has been dealt with abnormally fast.
>>38259279>Add with priorityNow I think is a good time for fleet discussion and long term planning, as well as proposing any actions or votes anyone may wish to bring up. Once we slide to the bottom of page 10 I will set up the next thread, but I think this is the perfect time for strategery and debate.>Form Fleet (write in)>Form Swarm (write in)>Design ship/drone (write in)>Start new construction (write in)
>>38259408I'm under the impression approximately 1/4 of /tg/ follows this quest.
>>38259448Holy shit, is this thread really that popular, or in the opposite, is /tg/ really that small?
>>38259447>Form FleetSmall Heavy Defense FleetPlanetary Raider Fleet
>>38259447Let's add some variety to our armory, makes our military a bit more flexible tactically.>Equip with 200 warriors with a pair of lightening guns>Equip 100 with flamethrowers>Equip 100 with cyclotrons
>>38259448That would mean /tg/ has relatively few posters because the most unique posters i've seen here is in the 50s>>38259447Is there a template for a fleet of mining corvettes? Because we are in serious need of metal in upcoming months.
>>38259477Oh, and>Equip 200 warriors with a pair of thorn guns.
>>38259447Do we have any kind of an ewar ship? I've been thinking of some idea of having theseus and us work together some plan to allow us to hack ships, either by launching EVA drones with flash drives or some other bullshit to take down enemy networks. Alternatively a ship equipped with tech to either DDOS an open network, to blind a LADAR system, to drown out a SONAR system, or to take advantage of any dozens of a variety of other things. We should consider this stuff.
>>38259460Since I've started actually talking to QMs and getting to know questers outside of 4chan I've started feeling like /tg/ (especially the questing community) is significantly smaller than I first though.
>>38259447The psionic shroud. Also can we sent an envoy to the Valen in Tannhauser?
>>38259447>Design ship/drone (write in)Just a question, the genestealer clone made out of as many parasites as possible. That needs genetic tapestry, or could we hammer that out now?
>>382594471 - Send the patrol corvettes to spread out over the systems we have Pods in. To lurk far out where no one can see it vent heat, and watch for cloaked Ceph.2 - Let's send pods to more unexplored systems. 5 more systems, to have a reasonable QM load.>Picon>Teegarden>Chandra>Lulal>Procyon
>>38259447Are the greenwall experiments still going on?
>>38259514Huh, I guess were just a vocal bunch? Or maybe if we all namefagged we'd be shocked at how many of us are all the same people from quest to quest. Its quite jarring actually to think that /tg/ isn't nearly the massive subforum that one would think it is.
>>38259447>Form Fleet (write in)We need to make more suicide pods.
>>38259408You can delete your own posts anon.
>>38259447I want to work on sneaking drones and egglayers into the sewer systems and tunnels underneath some of the Union's cities, as well as that cordyceps ocean fungus we have.Could be achieved by clones smuggling drone eggs in, either drop podding in from orbit or a corvette touching down in a secluded area, with our clones legging it to the nearest city.If anyone gives enough of a shit do this, then I propose a new drone template.Infiltration WorkerSight: Thermal Pits (2)Olfactory: Moderate (1)Acoustic: Moderate (1)Psionic: Basic (0)Mandible: Construction (1)Blade: Tool (1)Arms: Dex (1)Legs: Endurance (1)Filter Lungs (4)Mimetic Skin (2)Adaptive Camouflage (8)
>>38259591Yeah, uh. When people said to make 5k shuttles, did they mean to vote for 5k pods?Because all those shuttles makes no sense, they aren't that useful.
>>38259592you can? Holy shit thats news to me... Is that a new feature, I don't seem to recall it being a thing.
>>38259604Oh, and it would also be a good idea to bring down an advanced relay.
>>38259447http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest_talk:Hive_Queen_Quest#Fleet_Design_TemplateGuys go here to get up to speedSmall heavy defense fleet in home system, with boarding swarm2 planetary raider fleets, with boarding swarms1 heavy battle fleet1garrison land swarm and 1 garrison air swarm for our capital world
>>38259619>newhownew.ruIt's been there for fucking ever anon.In fact it was relatively recently that they put restrictions on it, no longer being able to delete posts that are older than some limit.Even OPs used to be able to delete the entire thread.
>>38259447>>Design ship/drone (write in)Name:Ball of ArmsSensory:Normal eyes, one in each hand.Mandible:Combat.Blade:none.Arms:Dexterity, all around the drones body. These should be the only limbs.Carapace:Basic and Mimic skin.Chassis:Single purpose. The only purpose this chassis serves is to hold as many arms as possible.Size:Medium.The only purpose this drone serves is to hang around the Raligha natives and be involved in their shenanigans.We only make one of these, unless we think more will be funny.
>>38259574Yes, that reminds me, your thinkers have just finished analyzing the deadly Greenwall, and I will add in the details at the start of the next thread.It took a while due primarily to the fact that it was less a research project and more of a side project with only a few spare thinkers.
>>38259619You just click the little square up by anonymous and then click delete at the bottom, have to wait for the post timer to reset first though.
We need clone infiltrators inside Union cities. Get eyes and ears everywhere, and enough skill throughout them to really cause damage to infrastructure should the need arise.
>>38259582As far as the questing side of /tg/ is concerned I think we'd be very surprised to see how often we quest with the same people. There does still seem to be a lot of anons though. More like several hundred on and off posters rather than thousands though.I do think the whole of /tg/ has a significantly larger userbase though.
>>38259545It needs genetic tapestry to work as we intend it to. We could make one now, but it probably be shit.
>>38259676The hybrids could be made from a mix of Lee's DNA (he bled all over the hive when we first met) and some random other humans mixed in.But mostly Lee's.
>>38259633>tfw someone wants some of my fleets/swarmsFeelsgood.jpgI think the Battle Fleet still needs some work though...got drunk towards the end of that one, didn't include fighters, gunships, shuttles.
>>38259447Well since no one else posted I'm supporting this >>38259633
>>38259604Why not try working with the Valen to infiltrate the Union with clones instead?
>>38259569I'd rather send pods to the new stars unlocked that are Coreward.>>38259545>filenameUlquiorra pls go
>>38259744Because clones can't establish a hive themselves. Infiltration is great and all, but the end goal I was going for was eventually planetary control.
>>38259447This sounds good >>38259633
>>38259604I'll support this.
>>38259758Drunk once more though...ooh, people are using the fleet and swarm sections...goody.
>>38259676Yeah that's good.But first we need to work at the edge of society that no one scrutinizes, that no one cares what happens to people there. And work inward from there.Eat some humans and replace them with hybrids.
>>38259744>work withThat's a pretty silly thing when we're infiltrating them too.
>>38259816We could always mate our pre existing stock for additional diversity can we not? Dear god I've become more unethical than fucking Seiner
>>38259663Oh and minor tidbit. I vote that we switch out the stealth fields in our Heavy Cruisers for shields, since they're far more likely to get into a brawl and they need all the suitability they can get. You don't even need to change the price.Heavy CruiserHull: Cruiser 1200N 2000MArmor: Heavy 500N 2000MSpinal: Linear particle beam 400MFixed: Railgun 200MTurret: Cyclotron 150MRapid damage control 30N 40MSwarm x1: 600N 300MUtility: Defensive Shield 100N 300MCost: 5390M 2430NUpkeep: 1215N
>>38259744>>38259841Yeah, we're kinda going off of being covertly hostile with pretty much every race except the A.I.
>>38259879That sounds reasonable. Seconding.
>>38259633I can go for that.
>>38259676So, to facilitate this plan. Some concrete steps.- Lay 1000 bio-tanks.- begin producing more hybrids, with genes mixed up from known human DNA samples, to produce unique individuals with no pre existing history to be inconsistent with.- the hybrids immigrate to Valen space, arriving in the Clarke, posing as lowlifes escaping the Commonwealth.- from there, they immigrate further throughout the Union.- 30 or so of the hybrids pose as the usual crew of the Clarke, as smugglers ferrying fusion reactors from a 'source' they have, implied to be in the Commonwealth, possibly stolen. This can set up an income stream selling things through Deep Song bank and trust.
>>38259879Will back.I suppose it's only a matter of time until the Union spots our hive of activity anyways.
>>38259841How do you intend to do that?And why even bother when their society revolves around giving away gifts.
>>38259447I was thinking about a ship design that incorporates drop pods and shuttle bays, but then I figured that would never get enough votes here now. Could we come up with a way of retrofitting existing ships with modules somehow? It might streamline this process a bit.
>>38259676>>38259928Sounds good to me anon
>>38259933Fuck you Carlos.I'll beat the shit out of you if you make another bad pun.
>>38259961Jeez, sorry for bugging you.
>>38259928>All those tanksJesus H. Christ do you have any idea how many nutrients that will take? That's nearly as many tanks as we have warriors.
>>38259928- the income stream of credits is used to pay Valen smugglers to get the hybrid infiltrators into the Union planets, or wherever else we need them.- with hybrid infiltrators in Union space, they can abduct and implant interesting targets to acquire more human skills. At the moment we have access to 4 specializations. We might have use for more. The parasite drones can dose the hosts with Nepenthe to erase their memories of being abducted.
>>38259928This sounds like a well thought out, and very profitable, idea. I would vote for this.
>>38259657I'm supporting this just because I want to see how it would work.
>>38259993>- with hybrid infiltrators in Union space, they can abduct and implant interesting targets to acquire more human skills. At the moment we have access to 4 specializations. We might have use for more. The parasite drones can dose the hosts with Nepenthe to erase their memories of being abducted.Very nice, I like this.
>>38259991do you have any idea how absurdly high our income is now? Or how much we're already paying in upkeep for other kinds of drones?
We covert operations now. >all dose stealth rolls
>>38259657>>38260004I also give this my support.
>>38259447>Replace cloak with shields on Heavy CruiserHeavy CruiserHull: Cruiser 1200N 2000MArmor: Heavy 500N 2000MSpinal: Linear particle beam 400MFixed: Railgun 200MTurret: Cyclotron 150MRapid damage control 30N 40MSwarm x1: 600N 300MUtility: Defensive Shield 100N 300MCost: 5390M 2430NUpkeep: 1215NHas support.>>38259952Retrofitting is a simple process for you, so feel free to bring up votes on doing so.>Form Fleet/Swarm (write in)>Other
>>38259941>And why even bother when their society revolves around giving away gifts.First, citation needed, where was that established.Second: Because Hyper Gate blueprints.
>>38259928>- the hybrids immigrate to Valen space, arriving in the Clarke, posing as lowlifes escaping the Commonwealth.I have a better idea. Why don't we try offering to give them some gifts and use that as a chance to implant them with several mods and a Symbiote? And before you ask they will accept it's in their nature.
>>38259928Wait, why don't we hold off on creating a bunch of hybrid infiltrators until after we complete Genetic Chimera research? That'll give us a shit of a lot more to work with.
>>38260046Supporting this >>38259633
>>38259879Do they already have swarm hangers? Anyways, supporting.
>>38260046Supporting thishttp://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest_talk:Hive_Queen_Quest#Fleet_Design_TemplateGuys go here to get up to speedSmall heavy defense fleet in home system, with boarding swarm2 planetary raider fleets, with boarding swarms1 heavy battle fleet1garrison land swarm and 1 garrison air swarm for our capital world
>>38260052>Second: Because Hyper Gate blueprints.Could we get any more terrifying.
>>38260052>First, citation needed, where was that established.QD wrote up their culture>http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Hive_Queen_Quest#The_Valen_Banking_ClansThey would kill to do business with us.
>>38260059Because chimeras are less stealthy, dumbass.Hybrids appear human. Chimera is for creating things that do not pass as human at all. They are anathema to infiltration.
>>38260059We could give the Ball of Arms drone even more arms.
>>38260059I figured that research would be finished by the time all the bio-tanks were completed. Also,>>38260084
>>38260046Seconding this for fleets >>38259633
>>38259997The hybrids will probably want to smuggle a small egglayer to produce more parasites on demand on-site.http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest_talk:Hive_Queen_Quest#Small_Egg_Layer
>>38260093He'd be like Raligha Jesus.
>>38260046Also motioning for more Mining corvettesMining Corvette Flotilla(12) Mining Corvettes (550N 1000M)Total Costs: 6600N 12000MEstimated Metal income - 96000M
>>38260046Small Heavy Defense FleetShip: (6) Heavy Fleet Cruiser 5010N 6890M (Total 30060N 41340M)Ship: (12) Heavy Fleet Frigate 2855N 5820M (Total 34260N 69840M)Ship: (16) Heavy Fleet Corvette 2345N 3740M (Total 37520N 59840M)Ship: (3) Patrol Corvette 1015N 1640M (Total 3045N 4920M)Ship: (36) Heavy Fleet Fighter 135N 175M (Total 4860N 6300M)Ship: (12) Heavy Gunboat 250N 685M (Total 3000N 8220M)Total: 112745N 1904600MCrew: (3k) Warrior 18N 10M (Total 54k N 30k M)Crew: (500) Heavy Warrior 38N 45M (Total 19k N 22.5k M)Crew: (500) Heavy Warrior [Radiator Tubes] 46N 45M (Total 23k N 22.5k M)Crew: (1.5k) Worker 5N (7.5k N)Crew: (500) Worker [Oxygen Recycler] 13N (Total 6.5k N)Crew: 20 Thinker 6N (Total 120N)Total: 110120N 75000MArmory: (2k) Thorn Launcher [Warrior] (30k M)Armory: (2k) Sting Caster [Warrior] (30k M)Armory: (500) Fire Spray [Heavy Warrior] (7.5k M)Armory: (1k) Thorn Launcher [Heavy Warrior] (15k M)Total: 82500MTotal: 222865N 347960MUpkeep: 103857NWith Boarding SwarmDrones: (150) Vacuum Warriors 18N 10M (Total 2700N 1500M)Drones: (50) Heavy Warrior [Quantum Brain] 42N 45M (Total 2100N 2250M)Drones: (50) Fly 9N 1M (Total 450N 50M)Drones: (1) Burnout Bug 292N 160MDrones: (1) Speaker 8NTotal: 5550N 3960MArmory: (180) Sting Caster [Vacuum Warriors, Heavy Warriors] 15M (Total 2700M)Armory: (20) Fire Spray [Heavy Warriors] 15M (Total 300M)Total: 3000MTotal: 5550N 6960MUpkeep: 2775N>Form and deploy as picket fleet for your capital>Form one for each of your systems>Form one and have it patrol your space>Other
>>38260097Your plan with the Valen has a high chance of failing. Why? Because they'll betray the clones almost instantly.
If we're considering Valen in the future, in preparation we'll want to create maybe 20 Large Bio-tanks, because they're a bit bigger than humans.Actually Large bio-tanks will also let us clone a hybrid, hive-controlled version of the centipede apex predator of Leeland. That might be fun.
>>38260084We don't know that, why not wait to see if we can cherry pick the features we want them to have. All the important functions of a living being are deep beneath the skin, after all.
>>38260155For what purpose?
>>38260153>Form and deploy as picket fleet for your capitalplus add more mining corvettes >>38260149
>>38260153>Form and deploy as picket fleet for your capital>Form one for each of your systems>Form one and have it patrol your space
>>38260155The Valen thing wasn't my plan.
>>38260153>>Form and deploy as picket fleet for your capital>>Add 1k lightening guns to the armory.
>>38260175The Valen are notorious for betraying.
>>38260153>Form and deploy as picket fleet for your capitaladd>>38260149
>>38260200Where does it say that?
>>38260153>Form and deploy as picket fleet for your capital
>>38260153>>Form and deploy as picket fleet for your capital>form another and have it patrol your spaceQD are we going to go overbudget with nutrients or minerals?
>>38260234Read the wikihttp://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Hive_Queen_Quest#The_Valen_Banking_Clans
>>38260167>We don't know that,> Your current hybrids represent the extent to which you can modify alien DNA with your own and still have it pass for human at a glance.http://ask.fm/QuestDrone/answer/120300484133They're as far as we can go.
>>38260234The 1d4chan page.
>>38260234>http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Hive_Queen_Quest#The_Valen_Banking_ClansREAD MOTHERFUCKER READ!
Damn, we getting big now. All these ships, all these troops.
>>38260153>Form and deploy as picket for your capitalYour defense fleet will patrol your home system and intercept intruders, and not stray far from Leeland orbit.>add Garrison air and land swarms to Leeland>add them to all colonized worlds>OtherGround swarmTotal: 77,300N 186,000MUpkeep: 38650NAir swarmTotal: 36.2kN 68.24kMUpkeep: 18.1kN>Add Heavy Battle Fleet>Leave it for now>Other
>>38260276>Leave it for nowAdd more mining corvettes >>38260149
>>38260242If you do production will halt until more resources are available.but yes, you probably will from the look of these new orders.
>>38260256I'd like to note that we are apparently skilled plastic surgeons. Look, if the chimeras all looked like bug-Frankensteins, there wouldn't be any use for them. It's not going to take much longer for the research to finish, let's just hold off on the final points of our infiltration plan for one more turn.
>>38260276>add them to all colonized worldsand>Add Heavy Battle Flee
>>38260256Alsohttp://ask.fm/QuestDrone/answer/123648966181>Well remember the conversations about how adding more drone DNA to clones would cause horrific mutations and freakish appearances like The Fly? Well that's essentially what a Chimera clone is. They offer a greater mix of options, allowing you to essentially make a gene smoothie of drone and non-drone adaptations and aspects. Depending on how much drone DNA you add in, it could range from off-color skin and eyes to a chitinous, bug-eyed frankenstein. I'll work out the details and add them into the pastebin when I can.
>>38260276>add them to all colonized worlds>Add Heavy Battle Fleet
>>38260296No, the whole damn point of them is to be The Fly.
>>38260276>add them to all colonized worldsBut prioritize Leeland right now. >Leave it for nowI think we might be going overboard now. Get up more infrastructure first.
>>38260276>>add them to all colonized worlds>Add Heavy Battle FleetHow about those lightening guns? They are ideal for boarding actions, and will give our boarding swarms energy weapons. That will come in handy if Union forces are anticipating ballistic weaponry.
>>38260276>Leave it for nowI would rather us not go so far over budget.
>>38260296Mate it's right there in green and blue. They're the limit.
>>38260255>>38260264They won't betray us, they'll compete with us. So long as we have a healthy rivalry they should love us, even more so when they learn they've been competing against one person.
>>38260276>Add Heavy Battle Fleet
>>38260276>Leave it for nowWe're going into the red as it is.
>>38260356Fair point, must have missed that post. Alright let's lay some bio-tanks and get this show on the road then.
>>38260276>>add Garrison air and land swarms to Leeland>add heavy battle fleet
>>38260276>add them to all colonized worlds
You guys, stop spending so much. We're going to have resource issues if we don't back all this up with infrastructure to support it.
>>38260276>Add air and land garrisons to all hive worlds>Add Heavy Battle FleetBoth have support. Your orders will be filled as resources are available.I'll set up the next thread, if anyone wants to propose additional votes please do, and I will sift through them when I can.Also it should be noted that with the boosting from the recent critical research, genetic tapestry will be finished by next week's thread.And before any of us forgetDouble Algae Farms>Yes>No
Guys, we REALLY need some spare resources for an emergency, I'd say. Or at least set up more infrastructure, first. Let's hold off on the Fleet for a little, huh?
>>38260419>YesAnd as a high priority, too.
>>38260419>YesWe're definitely going to need the infrastructure.
>>38260375>They won't betray us>To Valen the concepts of friends, enemies, subordinates, or allies are all redundant and interchangeable. Due to their highly empathetic nature they often grow to respect and admire their opponents, and often a Valen's greatest life long friend will also be a cutthroat rival. Admiration over the grace with which betrayals and conniving overthrows were held are often the topic of calm debate, with congratulatory gifts often exchanged between them, from the victim to attempt to gain the upper hand once more, and from the aggressor in anticipation of being given a celebratory gift. They fucking love betraying others.
>>38260421What would you propose using those resources on in an emergency besides building things such as the fleet? A fleet takes time to build, so it isn't sensible to hold off until we are in the midst of an emergency requiring them, as we will then not have the time to actually put our resources to use.
>>38260442Oh hell yeah. those guys sound awesome.
Stuff to lay:988 bio-tanks20 Large bio-tanks970 Parasites100 Small Egg Layers http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest_talk:Hive_Queen_Quest#Small_Egg_LayerAnd start making a couple hundred randomized-alleles human hybrids.
>>38260419>Yeskinda have to
>>38260419>YesMost definitely yes.
>>38260419>YesFuck this shit we need more metalLarge Mining Corvette Flotilla60 Mining Corvettes (550N 1000M)Total Costs: 33000N 60000MEstimated Metal Income: 480,000I understand with our current metal production these can't be made immediately but they more cover their expense in metal pretty soon.
>>38260459I agree they are perhaps the species I look forward most to dealing with.
>>38260442I just said they love rivals. So long as we fuck with them, they'll love us.
>>38260512Yes, but I'd rather they be unable to fuck with us right back by revealing our infiltration efforts.So, best to keep them in the dark. and fuck with them from the shadows as a puppetmaster.
>>38260419>>YesAlso, start mass producing nutrient to metal converters.
>>38260419This is a good investment in our infrastructure as well.>>38260497
>>38260512>>38260459>>38260508>>38260525I find it strange that the Valen are theoretically easier to understand and predict than humans.
>>38260508Hell yeah. They're like that friend you always try to outdo and greet with "How are you doing you sack of shit?"
>>38260545"Doin' good, dickweed. Better than your sorry ass!"
>>38260525That'll make them love us even more.Besides, we just have to be extra careful. And if they find out, they'll fucking throw a parade for us.
>>38260512And they're also know for betraying their Rival/Friends.>>38260545The best part is that they're nonviolent.
>>38260578And then we'd have to treat them to a lavish ball or something in return for being 'such good sports'.
>>38260419>Double Algae Farms>>38260578Maybe, but you can be sure they'd expect a party in return.They just wouldn't say it.Anyways, setting up the next thread now.
>>38260599With parasites implanted, all parties can now be entirely hallucinations.
>>38260614What about drones and clones?>>38260464
>>38260544That's because we don't have to worry about pissing them off, if we do they just shake our hand and say "Good one!">>38260565"You killed all my horses you sneaky prick, come here and shake my hand.""I killed your mother yesterday.""You did? Hahahahahaha, good on ya!"
>>38260633This.I thought we were going to set up an infiltration project.
>>38260633Not worth it right now.>>38260616The symbiotes would be better to put in the Valen. Also the fastest way to get the bugs in them is by offering them gifts.
>>38260678Some of it, like actually getting to Deep Song, is dependent on having enough creds to pay the toll through the Path Gate.We'll have to use Lyle's credit account and pay him back later with the profits from selling a fusion core.Which, we might want to start construction on a few of those, mimicking human style of fusion reactors, and load them onto the Clarke so that it's done when the clones are in 5 days.Also, we might want to install human-style shields on the Clarke again, since its originals got destroyed.
>>38260614Actually last vote.>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty) (Write in how many)>Do not>Other
>>38260728>>Start human clone projectHow many clones I assume?>50
>>38260728>>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty) (Write in how many)100.
>>38260728>>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty) (Write in how many)15 maybe, is that a good number?
>>38260728I'm not quite sure what the point is?Not really a vote for anything, just expressing confusion.
>>38260728>>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty)>30 clones>>Queue more mining corvettes>60 Mining Corvettes (550N 1000M)Total Costs: 33000N 60000MUpkeep: 16500NEstimated Metal Income: 480,000
>>38260728>>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty) (Write in how many)>100
>>38260728>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty) (Write in how many)50 clones.
>>38260728>>Do notLet's wait until genetic tapestry is finished.
>>38260775Infiltration, pay attention.
>>38260775Need a fake crew for the Clarke in order to sell fusion cores on the Internet when we deliver them.
>>38260728>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty) (Write in how many)Well, looks like it'll be either 50 or 100. Probably 100.
>>38260728Do notMan what is with these anon and this human fetish
>>38260810It's useless. Chimera clones have tells to their lack of humanity.Hybrids are best choice.
>>38260728>Do not>>38260846It's not a fetish man.
>>38260846Because we can't send bugs in UPS uniforms to deliver the fusion cores.
>>38260846They have a purpose though. Mindslaves to do our bidding on alien worlds.
>>38260728>Start human clone projectAbout 100.
>>38260728>Start human clone project: Randomized genes (will count as archived for difficulty) (100)
>>38260852Actually it allow for.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics)
>>38260728>Do notNot enough support for now.>>38260874That sounds adorable actually.>>38260904New thread.
>>38260913Uh. Anon. I don't know what else to say but. Are you retarded?Your sentence makes no sense and your wikipedia article is irrelevant to the definition of 'chimera' used in this quest.
>>38260918>Not enough support for now.QD you are being super cheeky.
>>38260942Read the fucking article. If a Hybrid bleeds its cover is blown.
>>38260968>>38260930Did I miscount? I was in a rush so I may have...
>>38260980>your article is irrelevant>READ THE ARTICLEWhat part of this do you not comprende, hombre.