It was a hard beginning, but you endured, and thanks to you the hive endures. It is your will that has tamed this piece of wilderness, and started to turn fate in your favor. There were many losses and lessons to be learned from those defeats. However, they did not dissuade you from keeping your pace, and thus you prevailed. Such is the will of the hive, you are the hive, the unrelenting wave that grinds the stones to sand, time if your ally and numbers your weapon.Food now grows plentiful, and while your needs are increasing, no longer is there a great danger of starvation. It even allows you the indulgence of keeping what little remains of your first clutch. Their tiny and weak bodies a cute reminder of a hard and unforgiving beginning. Nearly melancholic, but perhaps a sign of your fortitude. The hive must grow, and your enemies, the ones called KEEK, they must be dealt with.Current research:>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(Done) Unlocked improved farms +30% more yield Possible research:(days per every 2 thinkers. Add more thinkers to lower threshold.)>Modify Vespers for livestock use(5 days)>Research local animals for adaptations(specimens required.)>Research Hiding thermal signature(3 days)>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (2 days)>Dissect local predator(defensive traits or offensive traits)(4 days)>Analyze/vivisect Spikeback creature. Seems a bit docile(4 days) Parts unlocked:None
>>38340170>Current resource reservesNutrients: 157Metals: 0>Upkeep cost Queen – 5First Clutch Worker (3) – 6Thinker (6) – 18Workers(8) –16Winter Workers (18) – 72Winged Winter Worker(4) –24Winter Soldier(4)– 36Miners(5)- 20Screw Scout(4)–16Infrastructure(per base)-40=Total Cost:253 >IncomeNutrients: 475>Net: 379N(amount that can be used)Current ConstructionTunnel to Livestock Fields (1 day)>Eggs gestating:0Hive Structure>Infrastructure(heated interior) 40N>Hatchery(Eggs can be hatched half a day early +%25 loss expected)>Throne room (Fortified location for the queen)>Doors (increases defenses)>Dedicated sentry outposts(increases defenses)>Vesper pens 75N per day>Algae farms(2) 200N per day 4 workers required. Possible Construction: >fence off the wild animals 20K away(50N 8winter-workers)>Fortify entrance (100N, 4 workers) Work detail:8 normal workers on the farms2 winter workers as sentries1 winter worker as helper to thinkers5 miners building tunnel>Idle(in need of stuff to do)15 winter workers idle3 first clutch workers idle 4 winged winter workers idle4 winter soldiers idle4 screw scouts idlePrevious quests:https://archive.moe/tg/search/subject/Hive%20Queen%20Quest%20Beta/ORhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hive+queen+quest+betaTwitter:https://twitter.com/QuestDroneBeta0 Pastebin:http://pastebin.com/u/QuestDroneBeta01 ask me anything:ask.fm/QuestDroneBeta0
>>38340190>organize workers idle into tasks(what to do?)>have research split into different thinkers.(worker assistants required)>explore to the west. (how many workers?)>explore to the east. (how many workers?)>explore to the south. (how many workers?)>explore to the north. (how many workers?)
>>38340243>have research split into different thinkers.(worker assistants required)>>Research Hiding thermal signature(3 days)>>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (2 days)One First clutch workers each
>>38340243>explore to the east5 winter workers1 scout2 soldiersAnd this too >>38340343
>>38340243>>fence off the wild animals 20K away(50N 8winter-workers)>Fortify entrance (100N, 4 workers)plus this>>38340343and>explore to the east. (how many workers?)The rest of our idle workers scouts and warriors.
>>38340343New research directives:>>Research Hiding thermal signature(2 days)>>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (1 days)First clutch assistants!>>38340383>explore to the east5 winter workers1 scout2 soldiers>>fence off the wild animals 20K away(50N 8winter-workers)>Fortify entrance (100N, 4 workers)>Idle(in need of stuff to do)0 winter workers idle1 first clutch workers idle2 winged winter workers idle2 winter soldiers idle3 screw scouts idlenutrients left: 325NRoll for exploration. 1d100 (may the odds be in your favor.)
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>38340641Rollan
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>38340641
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>38340641Praise the sun!
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>38340641Horrible luck go
>>38340708Hah! my sun beats your moon!
>>38340705I vote that we devote our lives to the Sun Mother and call ourselves Sunny
>>38340667>>38340690>>3834070589 it is. writing.
Just two days ago you saw streaks of light descending towards the east, but judging by their trajectories as they streaked across the sky perhaps the distance is but a few hundred kilometers. You however have the troops to cross such a distance now, if only reminding yourself that it would also take more time than you are willing to admit. It is mountainous terrain and you are actively avoiding the KEEK animal, your scout is always a good four kilometers ahead and alert. Trouble will not find you easily, not today at least.The mountain terrain provides a contrast in the fauna and flora small critters seem to scurry along and hide in a myriad of abodes. While larger game is more scarce, above in the trees you see them devoid of any sort of avian. Strangely enough what passes for leaves are overgrown and quite a strong shade of blueish-white. Perhaps a different adaptation for photosynthesis. What it may be you are not entirely sure off. Your advanced scouting group stops at a clearing, there is nearby lake that provides with plentiful water.>investigate water source.>press on towards the east.>go back>scout ahead.Optional>gather flora samples>attempt to capture small game
>>38340999>>investigate water source.>gather flora samples
>>38340999>investigate water source.>scout ahead.>gather flora samples
>>38341033>>38341041Two votes for:>>investigate water source.>>gather flora samplesOne vote for:>scout ahead.5 minutes to close voting.
>>38341121Yeah I got nothing, sorry.
>>38341121Well roll for scouting ahead.1d100.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>38341251Praising the Sun
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>38341251
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>38341251
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>38341251No seriously why does this quest have really shitty rolls
>>38341282>>38341303Not praising the sun high enough.Roll for investigate water source.(if you had rolled higher this would be auto 100)1d100
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>38341368
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>38341368Praise even harder then
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>38341368Solar might!
>>3834142760 it is.writing for both events.
>>38341488The lake provides a welcome sight, there are no KEEKs or giant crustaceans around, nor corpses floating abound. Its beauty in nature, the water so clear and undisturbed that it forms a mirror in which you can see the reflections of your soldiers and workers. You task the workers to find the source of this clear water, and it takes them a few minutes to comb the area, there is little evidence of any sort of river and your thinkers idly give ans answer with the fervor of a child holding back a joyous excitement. “The snow melts mother!” You chuckle, but of-course it does, perhaps some sort of nascent underground heat source, the mountain could be a dormant volcano, thus this would be a hot-spring. But the temperature is not yet boiling, so not volcanic...The thought is interrupted as your scout reports heavy smoke ahead, perhaps seventy or eighty kilometers away from his current location which is a good twenty kilometers from the group. This however is in turn interrupted by the immediate feeling of pain, and the scout reporting that its falling. Metal, metal. It screams in your mind, then it goes silent, you cannot contact it nor feel its presence its gone. What will you do?>call for another scout(s) (will take hours to reach group)>press on towards the east.>go back.>write in idea/suggestion.
>>38341730>call for another scout(s)>press on towards the east.>Metal flak-based AA?
>>38341730>>press on towards the east.
>>38341768>>38341771Two votes to press on, one for scouts, voting ends in 7 minutes.
>>38341730>press on towards the east.
Huh. finally got in on a HQB quest. Nifty!>>38341730>press on towards the east.
>>38341907Welcome.>>38341901>>38341768>>38341771So we press on.roll 1d100.
Rolled 6, 3 = 9 (2d6)>>38341995Thanks. First roll...
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>38341995...whoop. ACTUAL roll.
>>38342011I almost died.
>>38342039Almost only counts in horseshoes and grenades.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>38341995
>>38342028>>38342064One more roll.....
Rolled 71 (1d100)Fine I'll do it
>>38342185>PRAISE THE SUN!
>>38342256The event is quite disturbing but not enough so that you would have your scouting party turn back now, that would be disgraceful, besides as cold as it may be for a mother to say it, these children can be replaced. But you judge that any danger ahead can be countered with proper planning, so to prevent future surprises you spread out the party. If one encounters trouble the others are merely within fifty meters of each other. Sufficient separation that you can count on them to comb the land on their way towards whatever awaits in the distance and yet still be safe from anything that may target a group.The group however advances slowly, enough so that the scout catches up and provides over-watch. Again you regain a visual, there IS smoke in the distance, judging by coloration and what you can analyze from spectrograph data it is not indicative of uncontrolled burning, this is deliberate. The distance is perhaps seventy kilometers, a second set of eyes up would be required for a better judgment of distance. The night approaches, and at least at altitude your scout starts to feel the temperature dropping. It it not bothered by it, its radiator wings will not freeze and its body has an endothermic organ. >Wait out the night>press on>make temporary shelter.>send scout ahead>cal for more scouts(will arrive in the morning. How many to call?)
>>38342528>>make temporary shelter.A scout in the open in these temperatures is literally a sitting duck for anything with infrared.Can we dig a sort of igloo?
>>38342528>>make temporary shelter.
>>38342584We could do igloo.>>38342604
>>38342584>>38342604Two for shelter.>>38342701one to press on.7 minutes to close voting.
>>38342528>make temporary shelter.
>>38342604>>38342584>>38342791Shelter it is. writing.
>>38342969With the night so rapidly approaching you think its best to minimize the possibility of things going wrong. And that means creating some sort of shelter, your two workers get busy digging in a circular manner while your soldiers cut and pack pieces of snow into familiar rectangular shapes. While your workers could produce a biological shelter given time it would consume unnecessary nutrients and it would take longer. These method comes from an ancient memory, you know not exactly from whence it comes but it is very old indeed. When your workers are done and the shelter is completed the party hurries inside where its warm and slightly safer. Tomorrow brings a new dawn and perhaps the scouting party will be able to reach the location of the smoke and determine what causes it. Ideas fill your mind, and possibility of sentient life is there. It could be KEEKs, they have shown to be more than meets the eye, but you doubt it. For all the apparent sentience, there is a lack of tool use, which would be indicative of higher order intelligence. However, you are still puzzled by their use of corpses, perhaps later you will have the thinkers ponder on that.>Wait out the night (skip to morning)>Post sentries on the camp.>Lay eggs(which type, how many?)>call for more scouts(will arrive in the morning. How many to call?)
>>38343119>Post sentries on the camp
>>38343119>Lay eggs5 Screw Scouts>Post sentries on the camp.>Wait out the night
>>38343119>Build another farm plus 4 workers to tend it
>>38340170>Keeksnever before has a fantasy/sci fi creature filled me with such rage
>>38343198So once we get up to a modern tech level...... Do horrible things to them for eternity?
>>38343261Yes. Very much so.
>>38343171>>383431785 screw scouts cost: 45N upfront>>38343193 4 workers and initial 50N(WARNING only 2 winged workers idle 50% penalty to construction)I'm going to need votes on these.
>>38343379>Y to bothWe probably should add more workers though.
>>38343414>>38343457More workers? yes / no? if so how many of which type?See pastebin:http://pastebin.com/gr3kvVpK
>>38343550Normal workers for the farm 4
>>38343550>http://pastebin.com/gr3kvVpKI think you switched around winter workers and winged winter workers.still>4 Workers (20N)for the farm>2 Winter Worker (16N)
>>38343671i did, revised it.>4 Workers (20N)for the farm>2 Winter Worker (16N)Three votes on this, (y/n)
>>38343764>>38343794>>38343830>5 screw scouts 50N>4 Workers (20N)for the farm>2 Winter Worker (16N)>one farm (4 workers and initial 50N)%50 penalty due to insufficient initial workers. (4days to complete)nutrients before: 325NTotal cost: 136N>nutrients left: 189NNext day:>Current resource reservesNutrients: 136NMetals: 0>Upkeep cost Queen – 5First Clutch Worker (3) – 6Thinker (6) – 18Workers(8) –16Winter Workers (18) – 72Winged Winter Worker(4) –24Winter Soldier(4)– 36Miners(5)- 20Screw Scout(3)–12Infrastructure(per base)-40=Total Cost:253 >IncomeNutrients: 475>Net: 362N(amount that can be used) Current ConstructionTunnel to Livestock Fields (Completed)>Eggs gestating:>5 screw scouts >4 Workers>2 Winter Worker--------------------->Anything else before quest closes? Any last minute orders? Discussion I will stay 20 minutes for.
>>38344098Can we add two more farms and the requisite workers?
>>38344199You cannot add more farms, no more idle workers to start them up. You can ask for more workers for them in advance thought.
>>38344246Then just lay the workers and have them queue up to build the farms as soon as they hatch.Oh and thanks for running again.
>>38344317Its a sort of big decision as it costs many Nutrients. 8 workers would cost 40 nutrients more.We can get a vote on it. (y/n)guys please do vote on the archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hive+queen+quest+betaAnd do join the twitter for updates on the next quest. https://twitter.com/QuestDroneBeta0
>>38344393Do you have an ask?
>>38344442do you mean ask.fm ?>ask.fm/QuestDroneBeta0Its listed in the op.Well its been great guys, I will do the worker numbers tomorrow. And add the extra workers. Write some evil KEEKs and stuff. Any extra questions or comments use the ask.fm
>>38344520>Write some evil KEEKsWe only know suffering. Anyone got bets on what killed the scout today?
>>38345038Keek hunters. As in things that eat Keeks for fun and profit.
>>38345126I still say keeks until we get a corpse to analyze the damn things,
Is everything okay?