The facility is in a panic, agents rush from point to point, struggling with stacks of paperwork and files. You see several people begin creating a line in front of a small device with a slit on the top for paper as they feed files on various people or events into it several pages at a time. There is a short flash with each one, and a small puff of smoke. Bellow researchers haul the results of autopsies and dissected bodies into a compact crematorium as the fires of the furnace quickly build, and in the warehouse guards rush to load crates of medical equipment and other goods into the waiting armored trucks.Agent Yune walks into the office, and the door creaks from the excessive pressure of his new prosthetic arm. “What’s all this about? I didn't think you would react so dramatically over the test results, but-“He trails off as he looks at his boss as his legs begin to shake, and then buckle under him. Yune rushes to the man as he collapses over his desk. Needle sized pinpricks cover the back of the man’s neck, and he slides to the floor, sending a stack of papers scattering across the room. The sheets of paper begin to swirl in the air, becoming jagged and discolored as they do.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
once more into the breach
For Queen And Lee, Into the breach lads!
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>39603216>>39603236>>39603251>>39603278FOOLSYOU FORGOT TO PREP THE DICE
huh wake up to find a second thread of hive quest starting. A Great way to start the day.Do you think Lee has been shanghaied into the governments Psionic program?
>>39603319I'm betting he was the new recruit they just mentioned
>>39603319The only way we'll let this slide is if he simultaneously becomes Gabriel Tosh.
>>39603319Dey took our waifu, They shall pay, In blood.
>>39603335Can you stop being a retard?
>>39603335Lee is not out waifu/husbando.That is Theseus/Heretic/Not-A-Queen-Guise-Elizabeth.Lee is at best our wingman / bro.
>>39603335The lengths we're going for the first guy who talked nice to us is really bordering on Yandere. Hell, forget bordering on.
>>39603359>He will return our love.
>>39603359Its tg anonsToo horny and looneyWe all Yandere
>>39603369Being the sane one is torture.
>>39603345I dunno can you not embrace the Lee? How sad.>>39603359>Imagine his face when we rescue him, obviously he will love us, albeit we need to show him that lighter he gave us.
>>39603379You sane?Your hereGive in and accept it
>>39603379Sanity is for the weak, Brother.
>>39603384>implying I'm the one sad one here.The only thing more sad than you is what Valve is doing to the modding community.
>>39603379sanity is insanity
>>39603181Lyle stuffs his pockets with extra ammunition and grenades, checking each quickly to ensure everything is in order. He looks up as he lines his privy jacket with ballistic plates and weapons. “I know some guys, I can have them bring the skiff around.”Dillon looks confused. “Who?”“Good guys, I trust ‘em. Don’t worry.”Dillon hesitates. “Alright, they can pick up the skiff and wait for us then, but they better be on time.”On the roof of the hotel there is a small landing pad, and a small vertical air car sits waiting, its thrusters roaring as it waits. Lyle gets into the back of the taxi and holds up his gun as Dillon knocks on the windshield."I'm really sorry mate, but we kinda need this at the moment." Lyle says. Dillon opens the door and the man gets out, shaking. Dillon hands him a credit chip."My friend's not sorry, he's an asshole, but I actually am. The credits should cover it." He says. He gets into the front seat and Jackob jumps in as the car takes to the air. The man lunges down at the chip to keep it from flying away, and scrambles to the door as the air car quickly accelerates towards the BFI cover building.The star of Tau Ceti has peeked past the celestial twin of Gemini, and then quickly ducked back under the horizon, and the lights of the city illuminate the darkness like a giant lite bright. Lyle pulls out a small controller and looks at the screen, adjusting the settings before clicking a button.There is a distant rumble, and a window in the hotel explodes out into pieces as a small missile streaks into the air, and then into the roof of the BFI building. Sirens and alarms begin to go off not soon after, and the air car dives into the rising smoke.cont.
>>39603429>Not EA, come at-least use a good one.
>>39603329> As for the others, our newest subject has begin initial treatment, but it will be a while before we know anything for sure. The others have had... mixed results."Oh right. Duh.For a long time I was thinking poor Lee was being nonconsensually cyborgized by the Union. But I didn't connect the dots with this new revelation of human experimentation that he might be here instead.We didn't see him on the camera feeds though.
>>39603450Hey at least EA didn't fuck up the modding community.
They're taking the research to Gemini!
>>39603466Quick, go ask the Rohorrim if they've seen it.
>>39603449>On the roof of the hotel there is a small landing pad, and a small vertical air car sits waiting, its thrusters roaring as it waits. Lyle gets into the back of the taxi and holds up his gun as Dillon knocks on the windshield.>"I'm really sorry mate, but we kinda need this at the moment." Lyle says. Dillon opens the door and the man gets out, shaking. Dillon hands him a credit chip.pffff
>>39603456well what ever treatment prob requires implantsso yeah your still rightthey are turning him into a metalman against his willgiven there was a wall of flesh im kinda worried what shape we will find lee in
>>39603466Mount Shadowfax at once!
Just wondering, is there a chance we can kidnap Yune? Is it even feasible to Manchurian Candidate him up (AKA severe parasitosis)?
>>39603456Oh goddamn, if they've lobotomized Lee I'm going to vote to start indiscriminate bombings of the Gemini system.
>>39603508we can just kill him, and scavenge his body.What we really need to do is get all the info out of him and give it to thesus before they change the codes.
>>39603519Fuck off with this shit.
>>39603519We all know how we'll find Lee...
>>39603490Wait that wall of fleshAre these idiots cloning the relay?Praise the hive they failed>>39603508nothey would know if we did any changes the conspiracy too well entrenched and wont take any risks on the subjects
>>39603519no. Hunting down their secret society? Yes, that has uses beyond vengeance.Indiscriminate bombing is a no-no.
>>39603541Uh... I don't think he was implying they would get him back.I figured he's saying research him, and maybe turn him into another agent like Lyle.
>>39603519we can finance some anti gov'ment groups anonymously instead so that there is nothing connecting us to it
>>39603519Nothing gained from rash actions.Plus I prefer the calculated scheming type of revenge personally. But I still wouldn't take it out on just any random human. As leader of a civilization, we have to be responsible.
>>39603519Indiscriminate bombing is a waste of resources. What you want is overharvest creep infections on all their planets.
>>39603449The sheets of paper warp and twist their forms as their wings buzz and jitter in the air. Tiny blades sprout from them and legs twist and crackle from the smooth form of the paper. The white surface streaks with red and dark greens. Yune swings his new metallic arm out at the amorphous cloud of drones, swatting at them in vain before turning back to the door. Tinny daggers jab into his neck and along his limbs, and his feet drag along on the floor, and ten he trips to his knees, and then collapses to the ground.He hits the ground with a boom, and dust covers the small office as ceiling tiles drop down around him. There are screams outside and the sound of spreading flame.A lone drone remains behind in the security room to watch the monitors over the shoulders of two board looking humans. The people on the monitors are rushing back and forth in confusion and panic, and you make note of the layout of the building and the positions of the guards, sending the data to Lyle.A moment later, there is a loud buzzing, and the two guards look in panic to the console, and then to each other."Shit, is that a missile?" One shouts, followed by a white flash and a wall of fire. Your fly, and half the top floor, is gone.-1 fly.cont.
>>39603519Well if this is true, first off we need to cry and eat some ice cream, then plot revenge, Fund some anti Union jerks, and assassinate that head of intelligence.
>>39603508Yune is psychic, so no. The humans can't be allowed to have them, not even compromised psychics.Every test subject has to be destroyed, their severed heads stuffed in a sack. Merry Xmas, Thinkers. Ho motherfucking ho.
>>39603574Our fly met a glorious end.
huh. If information of this attack of ours gets out to the other heads, we can expect them to find countermeasures to our flies.
>>39603574>-1 fly.SPACE WAR NOW.
>>39603614Space /Pol/ pls
>>39603612The only one that's aware of our flies is currently knocked the fuck out. Except for that cyborg fucker.
>>39603612I'm still voting for getting the heads/bodies to our nearest hive, and get dem memories/secrets as quick as possible.
>>39603626A single fly it takes us less than a nanosecond to make ten thousand of is more important to me than an entire multi-species space-faring somewhat successful civilization.SPACE WAR NOW.
>>39603574This op is off to a great start.
>>39603614Shhh just waitThey will payThey thought what thesus did to them was bad?
>>39603597>>39603541>>39603532Well, if anything else, we could take him for a vivisection, see what the humans have been up to. Get him paralyzed, stick him in a vat, reverse-engineer his arm while we're at it. Like we need that.
>>39603466To Gemini! To Gemini!
>>39603670>Scratching the bottom of the barrel for researchWe really do have an addiction don't we?Oh well, time for some Micro-Zero-Point energy-to-matter conversion arrays to make our multi-verse sized Hiveships as we dick around in the omniverse laughing at the pathetic "Godly" beings.Maybe we'll stop in Star Trek and poke fun at the Q.
>>39603670we already have it, but anons don't feel like giving away augs like candy.
>>39603449>“I know some guys, I can have them bring the skiff around.”Hybrids better have a couple parasites up their sleeves when they do so.Not saying we should use them, but better to have the option in case of urgent medical care being needed.
>>39603574>-1 fly.SPACE WAR IT IS.
So just a thought: at the ed of last week I promised to draw one of our newly proposed aqua-sniffers, or at least a possible version with certain adaptions.I don't know if anyone cared honestly, and it isn't one of my best drawings. I certainly messed some stuff up.But let it never be said that Anonymous broke a promise.
>>39603574>-1 fly.And so the first shot was fired and the humans were slaughtered.
>>39603574Your flies creep in through the air ducts of the labs, and you find the human researchers sending bodies into a furnace, shoveling chunks of thought shell in like coal. From your new vantage point you can now see the strange lump of meat along the side of the room. It is a massive creature, running the length of the lab, and a decent piece of the tail has clearly been severed. On the sides are two massive arms, each nearly as long as the creature is and ending in fan-like hands covered in webbed, folded skin. On its back is a massive shell covered in tubes and ornately carved horns, with worn looking cloth tied between them. Holes mark the shell where dissection efforts were made, more like expeditions into the girth of the creature, and its head is little more then a mouth, a massive circular funnel of teeth, with four tentacle-like tongues coiled beside it, and a set of three eyes on stalks on either side and the top of the funnel mouth. A portion of brain, the full size of a human, sits on a table beside it, and a researcher quickly grabs the table and rolls it over to the furnace where they use a small crane to chuck it into the fire.Apart from the Valen body, you note at least six Ceph, and nearly a dozen human bodies of seemingly random appearance and age, and several sets of Taidaren triplets in large vacuum sealed bags hanging along the wall. The bags shake suddenly, and several researcher fall over. One lets out a shout as the chunk of Valen brain falls onto him, engulfing him in gelatinous gray matter. A klaxon sounds in the facility, echoing through the halls, and the other researchers begin digging out their companion from the lump of brain.Cont.
>>39603741>Your flies creep in through the air ducts of the labs, and you find the human researchers sending bodies into a furnace, shoveling chunks of thought shell in like coal. From your new vantage point you can now see the strange lump of meat along the side of the room. It is a massive creature, running the length of the lab, and a decent piece of the tail has clearly been severed. On the sides are two massive arms, each nearly as long as the creature is and ending in fan-like hands covered in webbed, folded skin. On its back is a massive shell covered in tubes and ornately carved horns, with worn looking cloth tied between them. Holes mark the shell where dissection efforts were made, more like expeditions into the girth of the creature, and its head is little more then a mouth, a massive circular funnel of teeth, with four tentacle-like tongues coiled beside it, and a set of three eyes on stalks on either side and the top of the funnel mouth. A portion of brain, the full size of a human, sits on a table beside it, and a researcher quickly grabs the table and rolls it over to the furnace where they use a small crane to chuck it into the fire.Wait that's a Valen?
>>39603757It isn't obvious?
>>39603741Is that a Valen? Being allies just got even more appealing.But first I want that body.
>>39603789>But first I want that body.Yes.
>>39603741Great i now got a research bonerYou bastard
>>39603741Bellow in the containment area, you watch as solders move from cell to cell with researchers at their sides. Some of the patients have become active, and violent, whooping and shouting as they claw at the door. The guards put most of them down quickly, with several of the unresponsive ones being taken on stretchers out to the waiting trucks.The lights flicker and the ground shakes, and you can hear several loud clicks as the doors begin to open. Hunched human forms leap from the cells, pouncing on one of the researchers like an animal. The floor fills with the sound of gunshots and insane screaming.Cont.The funny thing is that technically Lyle's the one that killed the fly.>>39603757Yup. I've been waiting for a chance for you to actually meet one. This one isn't in a very talkative mood though. He has his mind on other matters.
Ugh I have to get up tomorrow and it's nearly 1:00 AM here. I must leave, fellow anons.SPACE WAR NOW!
>>39603789I'm up for getting it. Maybe also grab one of the razor trout from last time.
>>39603789>>39603811It's official. We need more thinkers to relieve the others and keep up with our collective research fetish.
>>39603824Dose spoilers tho.
>>39603824>He has his mind on other matters.I'm never going to get tired of your sense of humor QD.
>>39603824I've been wanting to meet a living Valen forever. I would love it if we at least drop a Q-com on Aral.
>>39603824>The funny thing is that technically Lyle's the one that killed the fly.Doesn't matter, the humans are responsible. Sins of the father and all that.SPACE WAR NOW.
>>39603824In main medical your flies find a number of researchers looking over an ongoing procedure using a large machine of some kind. As your drones near it, you detect an incredibly faint source of tachyons, although the signal is pitifully faint."Output is at maximum already, we need to lower it slowly or we could damage the equipment!" One of the techs says."Just do it quickly. We need time to pack up the device. We've already had enough problems with the level of output burning out the systems, we can't have it get damaged moving it to a new site." A human in a lab coat says."Yes, doctor. fifty percent now."You watch as the already pathetic signal strength peters out like the last gasps of air from a deflating balloon, and several guards enter as the machine opens. You see Lee sitting in the chair."Please follow the guards. They will escort you out to one of the waiting trucks. We will be departing ahead of schedule." The doctor says over a microphone. Ryan massages his temples as a lab assistant removes several electrodes from the side of his head, and he rubs his eyes as he stands."Why's that? The rent go up?""Less snark and more walking, Mr. Lee." The doctor says. As the guards move up to him there is a sudden rumble, and a violent shaking. The lights flicker as trails of dust and debris falls from the ceiling, and then two quick gunshots.Cont.So many things happening all at once! Sowing chaos is a bit more taxing when you are capable of observing everything that happens within said chaos.
>>39603946MOFUKKEN LEEWE HAVE NOW FOUND THE OBJECTIVEKIDNAP HIM OUTTA THERE
>>39603946HE YET LIVES!
>>39603946Oh boy. Yeah no, kill everyone, get the documents and get Lee.
>>39603946You're doing good QD. I'm having fun.
>>39603946>GET 'EM, DANNY!
>>39603946FUCK YES IT'S LEESTAB EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM BEFORE THEY GET HIM OUT
>>39603987Make him look like a super badass?Also, Lee why are you psychic, stop it.
>>39603946can we send pods from outer space to crash into that placenow?
>>39603946KILL EVERYONE GET LEE OUT GO GO GO TIME TO OPERATE!
So do we come out after getting Lee?
>>39604002>Also, Lee why are you psychic, stop it.I think he isn't yet, but they're trying to make him one without using implants.Or trying to find out if /we/ had psychiced him.
>>39603946>you detect an incredibly faint source of tachyons, although the signal is pitifully faint.>"Output is at maximum already, we need to lower it slowly or we could damage the equipment!" One of the techs says.Ah, humans. So adorable when they try to play dress up in Mother's telepathy.
>>39603946LEEEEEEEOh manIs he going to be excited to see us or absolutely terrified we're a space faring race that came and tore apart a government spook facility.
>>39604038kill Lee and turn him into a thinker.
I took a nap shortly before the last thread ended and waking up to this is glorious
>>39604048We're locking Lee up inside The Matrix, run by a parasite drone.That way he can have a happy, carefree existence not without any mind blowing, horrifying revelations.He'll have his name cleared, and all his captors brought to justice. He'll wander the streets of the Union and be given awards and accolades by passersby for the flimsiest of reasons. He'll stumble on a treasure chest filled with untraceable Confederate Canderon worth enough to set him up for life. That and Future Games Workshop will slash their prices to become affordable.
FORWARD COMRADES THEY CANNOT STOP YOU ALL!
>>39604060>not having lee and the science girl chick meet/hangout while we slowly pump the room full of pheromones that make them both horny.
>>39604107>Sharing our waifu?, Absolutly Disgusting.
>>39604099>and Future Games Workshop will slash their prices to become affordable.But a big part of The Matrix was that they couldn't make the simulation implausably nice or it'd be rejected.
>>39604118>waifuing when we are asexual.
>Inb4 Lee is working willingly with the Union after having faked his death.Nothing a parasite and thorough mindfucking won't fix
>>39604107>>39604118He most likely already has a wife.>>39604131As you see our players are idiots.
>>39604099That's not at all the plan we all agreed on. And besides, we can't make an accurate Games Workshop anyway, nobody can be that bloodsucking.>>39604107That's fucking retarded, stop it.>>39604102You fucked up, let me fix it for you.
>>39604145When we first met him he told us we were asking him the same questions as his ex-girlfriend. He's single.
>>39603946The air car crashes more then lands, its chassis banging against the burning rubble. Dillon seems to put little effort in actually parking the vehicle so much as touching it down as quickly as possible without killing them. Lyle is out almost before the vehicle stops and rushes into the smoke. Jackob is right behind him, and Dillon rolls from the car as it slides down a pile of rubble and through what was once the doorway to the security room. Lyle finds a small pool of what appears to be a smoldering liquid eating into the floor. "Oops." he says simply.The air car's engines continue to drive it forward, plowing into the wall ahead of it. It bounces, and quickly builds speed as it briefly leaves the ground, and then rams into the far wall, sending it clear out of the building and crashing to the courtyard bellow. Several people cough in the dust, while those wounded cry out for help. Several armed guards rush to the door in full armor, weapons at the ready as Lyle rolls a grenade between them. It plumes into a pillar of plasma and vaporizes half of each of them while sending the remaining pieces in all directions.Jackob quickly moves up and over to the hallway where the sealed door is. The two guards are still there, but dazed. They look up and reach for their weapons, and Jackob clicks a button on his shredder, then sends two darts down the hall. They curve after the guards' helmets, and when they hit it's as if their helmets contained demolition charges, flying into the air in a display so bloody it almost looked like parody."Christ Dillon, what the fuck is in these?" He asks."Well how the hell do you think they make armor piercing shredder darts?" Dillon says.>Move to the elevator and go to the next floor down to kill/retrieve Yune and boss>Move to the vault and attempt to open it>Move to the elevator and go directly to the warehouse>Move to the elevator and go to the infirmary and attempt to enter the lab from there
GAS THE HUMANS, except for Lee.SPACE WAR NOW.
>>39604179>Lyle finds a small pool of what appears to be a smoldering liquid eating into the floor. "Oops." he says simply.Was that our fucking fly.
>>39604187yes.>>39604179>>Move to the elevator and go to the infirmary and attempt to enter the lab from there
I have an evil idea. Let's send the whole conversation we spied on to Theseus and have him leak it all over the Union. Redact anything relating to us first. All of those politicians would be destroyed. Lots of questions will be asked. It'll be glorious watching the aftermath.
>>39604179>Move to Lee's current location.
>>39604179>>39604179Um. These are orders for Lyle, right.Which option is the one where they blow up the vehicles they're loading to escape? Warehouse?
>>39604179>>Move to the elevator and go to the next floor down to kill/retrieve Yune and bossBrains. first.
>>39604184SPACE WAR!>>39604179>GO WHERE EVER LEE IS IMMINENTLY ON THE DOUBLE
>>39604179>Lyle finds a small pool of what appears to be a smoldering liquid eating into the floor. "Oops." he says simply.Lyle you are really fucking close to a gassing, stop breaking our things.>Move to the elevator and go to the next floor down to kill/retrieve Yune and boss
>>39604179>Move to the elevator and go to the next floor down to kill/retrieve Yune and bossStart hittin' 'em.
>>39604179>>Move to the elevator and go to the next floor down to kill/retrieve Yune and boss
>>39604187Yea, it was the "-1 Fly" above.>>39604179>Move to the elevator and go to the next floor down to kill/retrieve Yune and bossGotta get brains to research. (but no killy, they're already KO'd. Maybe kneecap (and.. elbowcap?) them to be sure)
>>39604179>>Move to the elevator and go to the infirmary and attempt to enter the lab from thereI think this is where lee is?
>>39604203Well there won't be any way to prove their veracity, but I doubt that'll stop the speculation. Considering any of our memories can be readily converted to video format, we may very well be able to sink the entire Union's political apparatus, or at least Killinger.
Guys, we know exactly where they're sending Lee, we don't have to rush to him.Let's just get all the research we can save from these fuckers, and then get Lee.
>>39604217Our things are expendable. That's how we roll.
>>39604225Oh yeah and a biig frown at Lyle for the fly.
>>39604179Wait, what vault?You never mentioned a vault before did you? I just Ctrl-F'd vault in both threads.
Guys stop it, Just have one of the flies stick to lee, Kill Boss man first.
>>39604241There's always a vault, anon.
>>39604238How about this>>39604179Send a fly down to trail Lee and co.
>>39604240Why, who cares? We've got a bunch of them, they are built to be expendable.
>>39604239It's the principle of it. If we let Lyle get away with breaking our shit, then other people are going to try breaking our shit.
>>39604179>Move to the elevator and go to the next floor down to kill/retrieve Yune and bossAfterwards we interrupt the scientists in the process of moving out and burning bodies. Naughty, naughty humans.
>>39604233Yeah. We don't have to prove anything. It's just to undermine the top brass and create more problems for them.
>>39604249Boss man is already dead, and if he isn't we can simply inject his unconscious body with poison. Meanwhile Lee is being taken to a new location. Learn to read man.
>>39604262It's this thing called jokes, anon.
>>39604209>Brains. first.Actually if you kill them there is a chance that may damage the valuable info in their brains.
>>39604241The sealed area manned by two guards. Big bulky metal doors, vault may be less accurate. It looks like they have something neat behind it, but it may take a bit of time to open.
>>39604269Destroying things is actually preferable. It means Dillon's bosses can't get their hands on it either.It's the taking things away in trucks that is what we have to stop urgently.
>>39604289NO TIME FOR BIG VAULTTIME SENSITIVE SHIT UNDERWAY
>>39604179>Move to the vault and attempt to open itWe really should have had more forces prepared for this.
Don't forget to send any codes/locations we collect to Thesus.
>>39604297Not really, we can find Lee now that we know where they're sending him.The only time sensitive thing actually happening now are the scientists burning all that research.
>>39604316we never expected a big looting possibility
>>39604297BUT WE HAVEN'T FOUND THE "ARTIFACTS" THEY MENTIONED YET.>>39604179>>Move to the vault and attempt to open it
Serious guys, we gotta save lee from the union fucks, I don't care if were waifuing him or not, Fuck the union in general they ain't stealing our friend from us again.
>>39604323not him but>implying the valuable info isn't in thier brains.If lyle and his trigger happy friends avoid their skulls we can figure most of this shit out easily.
>>39604344>implying this is the union that is doing this shit>forgetting the revelations from the past 3-4 threads.
>>39604344Artifacts are more important.
>>39604179>Move bellow to kill or retrieve Yune and his boss.Lyle prints down the hall, leaving a slipstream of dust behind him. He lets several shots out of his gun as he heads to the elevator. The others are quick to follow."They'l be expecting us." Jackob says.Lyle looks over to Dillon. "We should head down, clear the next floor first. Breach in from the stairs, I'll take the elevator.""They'll see you coming." Jackob says."That's what makes it the fun option."Please roll 1d100, best of 3 to get to the office.
>>39604344But it's a non-issue. We know exactly where they're sending him, so we can rescue him whenever we want.Picking this place apart piece by piece until we get all the loot is more important since it's a more timed situation.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>39604375BREACHING
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>39604375
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>39604375Let's do this.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>39604375
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>39604375>>39604384>>39604387>>39604389>>39604391Goddamn it
>>39604384>>39604387>>39604389Oh god why>>39604364Perhaps you forgot the Head of Defence and Intelligence speaking to this base commander. Union BlackOPs m8.
>>39604398This hurts even more.
>>39604398I am legit Mad over this.
>>39604384>>39604387>>39604389So... who's catching a bullet? Lyle?
>>39604398God is dead.
>>39604375>"That's what makes it the fun option."
>>39604444quads confirm what we wanted
>>39604384>>39604387>>39604389Everybody died, Lee disappeared and our home planet was bombedThe end
>>39604411One of our flies will sacrifice themselves for the greater good.
>>39604504>now Lyle catches a bullet AND a spray of acidt-thanks
>>39604375The elevator lurches downward, and there is a soft ding as the doors open, then a flash of light and the sound of gunshots. A pillar of lightning leaps into the elevator as Lyle places a round in the head of a waiting guard, and you see several shredder darts rip into them from the side as Jackob and Dillon open fire from the doorway. The white hot plasma arcs over Lyle's arm, obliterating the skin over the smooth black carapace, and he jerks back, his other arm sending another two rounds into the guards. The man's head bounces back against his shoulders and his arms pull the cip weapon upwards as he falls, and you hear the elevator churning and groaning."Still fun?" You hiss, although Lyle can't be sure if that's you speaking or just the simmering of his skin. He answers regardless."Absolutely!" He shouts to no one in particular as he dives out from the elevator just as it drops down the shaft, and he plants his blades into the chests of two more guards. He quickly pivots with a harsh snap of breaking ribs, and he brings the blades into an arc, cleaving an arm off to the sound of a sharp scream.Several bullets hit him, the first embedding into the ballistic padding of his vest, while the next slide against his arm, sending sparks outwards from the exposed black metallic chitin. He gives a body a firm kick, and the arcing beam of the cip weapon sweeps over several other guards, dropping them to the floor like rattling marionettes.Jackob walks up to Lyle, eyeing the arm, then up to the face. "Your, uh, ear?"Lyle reaches for it, feeling where the lobe was sliced by a passing bullet. He tears it off with a grimace."Think I found something!" Dillon shouts from the office on the far wall. "Two survivors, looks like they were knocked out by the debris."Jackob and Lyle move over to get a better look, while you watch from the ceiling where your flies have hidden among the rubble of hanging wires and twisted supports.cont.
>>39604545"What, you want to arrest them?" Jackob asks."Well, yea, actually. Or at the very least ask them some questions. If we have the time at least.">Refuse, kill Yune and his boss>Take them both with you>Other
>>39604545>"Still fun?" You hiss>"Absolutely!" He shoutsLyle is an absolute madman.
>>39604563>>Take them both with youWe need something that can make sure they're going nowhere. At least drop them off by the skiff with the Hybrids.
>>39604563>Take them both with youDon't forget restraints.
>>39604563>>Take them both with you"I've got some... unsavory contacts that will be able to get more of them than regular questioning."
>>39604563>Take them both with youAre the hybrids here yet?
>>39604563>Take them both with you
>>39604586hybrids whose entire faces can open up into rows of teeth when
>>39604568But he's our madman.I wonder if the other guys have noticed that he's acting weird.
>>39604563>>Take them both with you
>>39604545>"Absolutely!" He shouts to no one in particular as he dives out from the elevatorThat's our son.>>39604568He's Australian. He does his country proud.>>39604563>Take them both with you
>>39604563>Refuse, kill Yune and his bossOkay, but actually.If we take them alive.Hybrids get first dibs on them. They get to take them away and implant them both.Then if Dillon insists on asking them questions, we dose them with Nepenthe or something. He doesn't get answers.
>>39604563>Take them both with youSensible choice. We wont be getting them though. Dillon's gotta show -something- for a raid like this and heck it's better for us if we embroil the assholes in internal strife with other intelligence agencies.
>>39604563>Take them both with youPlant a fly on them to get in on the interrogation. No need to sully our parasites with them.
>>39604616We already called dibs on Yune. Dillon gave us dibs.We are calling dibs on head agent too. They're ours. He can get someone else.
>>39604616If we give them to Dillon, how much flesh can we get away with taking before we hand them over? I want to clone them and perform our own interrogation.
>>39604563"Sure thing," Lyle says, "Maybe they can give us directions. Just drag them behind us, we can clear out the area before we bring them down bellow.">Continue down the elevator shaft to the warehouse floor>Move to the infirmary and attempt to find an alternate way to the labs>Other
>>39604670>Move to the infirmary and attempt to find an alternate way to the labsGotta get the rest of that Valen corpse yo.
>>39604670>>Move to the infirmary and attempt to find an alternate way to the labs
I'm game for taking them, but you niggas forget that these guys might have bombs/poison inside them so we must do this quickly.>>39604670>Continue down the elevator shaft to the warehouse floorThe vault is pretty important, plus these guys will be needed.
>>39604670>Move to the infirmary and attempt to find an alternate way to the labs
>>39604687The vault was back on the top floor.We missed that opportunity. Foolishly. We have to backtrack to open up that vault.It might well contain delicious void shards.
>>39604694Oh my mistake, than whats in the whare house?>It might well contain delicious void shards.We can grow those anon.
>>39604670>>Move to the infirmary and attempt to find an alternate way to the labsCan we now get Lee? You know, the guy we originally came here for...?
>>39604699We can get him any time we want. We know exactly where they're sending him.
>>39604709>Implying we will be able to free him from the secure safehouse they're taking him to.After an insane aussie drove a hover car into, and then blew up, their last cover op, do you really think they would move him to anyplace less secure than military bunker?
I don't know how, but this is somehow the Black Queen's fault.
>>39604709But we don't. They don't know where they're taking him yet. They're still figuring that shit out.
>>39604763Anon, human bunkers are kind of shit compared to us. We're just so much better.>>39604770Gemini. They're moving everything to Gemini.
>>39604799Is this gif suppose to have any context? It's just the nigger from two best friends eating cocoa puffs.
>>39604811>>39604799Theres a better one where he eats cinnamon toast crunch.I still find it funny that they find it creepy as shit that some people use them as reaction images.
>>39604799The Cocoa Puffs are !PSYCHIC POWERS!The Nigger is Lee !OBTAINING PSYCHIC POWERS!
>>39604698Tons of stuff. I think it's where they're loading up crates of stuff they must not be allowed to take away?Since that's how you get out into the parking garage.
>>39604827People think that's creepy? What about that time fans sent them all those dragon dildo's?Or that time they sent Pat a big romantic rubber fist on a stick?
>>39604827Seems stupid as fuck to me unless there's context or in the other one he makes some kind of reaction. It's just a nigger eating cereal. The russian one is better because he's like, I can't handle this, you've ruined my cereal I'm done.
>>39604850I use it to express my satisfaction, it's why I use it in response to all that delicious research.
Reading up as I get ready for finals in just a few minutes. It seems like we caught the humans as they were working on their version of XCom. Unfortunately for them they weren't half as ready as they needed to be. Hopefully this will bring their advanced military tech advances crashing down.It seems the common wealth have had more success with their systems though. We need to find their research and plug it as soon as we can.Ahh, and gas the humans.
>>39604670The infirmary has already been cleared of people while they were preparing to evacuate, and several small fires have been lit within the sink where medical files and scan results shrivel into ash, although you still spot a copy of Yune's scan on the display, with the odd implant behind the eye."This should be right above the labs." Lyle says. "How many more breaching caps do you have?"Dillon pulls out a small bag. "How many do you need?""Damnit! the lights!" Someone shouts in the flickering darkness.The lights flicker for several seconds before returning to normal, and your flies spot the bodies of the two guards, with one of their weapons missing, and Lee nowhere to be seen."Where did he go? Son of a bitch! Find him, get the guards and find him! We don't have time for these delays!"cont.
>>39604846They begged for that shit, and you haven't seen how their fans collected images on their girl friends, or how laim became super butt hurt when a picture of his sister surfaced around.Hell The whole laim getting house arrest for something random actually made some of their friends believe it was real because so many of their fans spread it and provided "proof".>>39604867Use the other one where he says its soo good, the one you used is nothing really.
>>39604890shit nigga whatdid lee just kick some ass and book it
>>39604890>The lights flicker for several seconds before returning to normal, and your flies spot the bodies of the two guards, with one of their weapons missing, and Lee nowhere to be seen.I didn't expect Lee to be so...bravely stupid.
>>39604799>human bunkers are kind of shit compared to us. We're just so much better.I don't care how much superior we are compared to them, they will have locations secure enough that entering them will make it obvious who's behind it. You can't just say "we're just so much better than them" as a justification for such retarded and careless plans. >Gemini. They're moving everything to Gemini.They are all already on Gemini idiot, there are two of them.
>>39604882Yeah the Union is basically XCom, except XCom doesn't get fucked nearly as much as them.GAS THE HUMANS.SPACE WAR NOW.
Why did we not open that vault? That was the motherload. Damnit anons.
>>39604914>entering them will make it obvious who's behind itBlame it on the Ceph, these people will believe any wild conspiracy theories. All we need to do is take one of the Ceph corpse's with us when we raid the place.>They are all already on Gemini idiot, there are two of them.The other one, you get what I mean.
>>39604943We can go back to it. I believe we had some hybrids coming behind Lyle.
>>39604943I don't think everyone understood that this is a sweep through the building from the top floor to the bottom, where the exit to the sewers is.So we can't do the vault later easily without going back up the stairs.We also didn't really notice the sealed door very much at all, or wondered about its significance.
>>39604890Outside your flies begin to move openly, taking advantage of the chaos to move among the falling rubble and spreading dust. The klaxon is deafening in the echoing warehouse, and the rumble of engines adds to the cacophony of panic and confusion as lab techs and guards pile what they can into the trucks, and then places charges on what they can't lift. The courtyard above begins to unfold, opening the hidden doors built within, and a flaming air car drops on top of one of the trucks, detonating whatever fuel was left within it.Several of the guards tilt their heads, listening to new orders on their radio, and they begin to move to the elevator.Your flies find Lee exiting one of the lab's airlocks. A lab tech turns as the door opens."We're, hey, hey you're not-" Lee sprints from the door and lands a firm punch in the man's face, and he reels back grabbing his nose in pain before reaching for a small sidearm. Lee quickly rushes him and sends him over the railing where he bounces off the top of a security robot, which immediately looks above and lets out a loud beep at the sight of Lee's face looking down at the sea of chaos.There is an echoing blast, and then a growing rumble, and both the robot's operator and Lee look up to the elevator shaft as the lift drops like a stone past the open doors and impacts in the basement, sending debris and dust funneling up and out into the warehouse floor. Lee looks around him in confusion before taking off down a hallway at random. Your flies tail in pursuit.Cont.
So, if our flies tried to lead Lee, you think he would follow and think it was us?
>>39604971Lee is either a badass or a dumbass.Maybe both.
>>39604971Dammit Lee don't make us shoot you up with sedatives just to make you sit still.
I wonder why Lee was chosen for their telepath project. Kind of implys they know we have the ability, but Steiner didn't 'know' that.
>>39604971>Lee sprints from the door and lands a firm punch in the man's face, and he reels back grabbing his nose in pain before reaching for a small sidearm. Lee quickly rushes him and sends him over the railingHuh, never expected Lee to do something like that. He's going to start dropping his spaghetti at high velocity in order to make up for this.
>>39604965Yeah that's why I voted to open the vault, but Lee fags keep obsessing over getting him back and miss all clues.
you didn't you dumbasses try to save some of the research? it's like y'all have your heads so far up your asses you can't tell left from right
>>39605006>wasting time with whatever shiny thing grabs your attention
>>39605006Do you really think there would be anything in there that would be of any value to the hive? These idiots don't even know what a fucking tachyon is.
>>39604971There is another explosion, and the floor of the main medical wing collapses, around the machine, crushing pieces of the plastic casing and breaking off chunks. The doctor shouts in rage. "We need to leave, now! Find Lee, before this whole place comes down!" He runs out of the observation area through a door, followed by the lab techs.Lyle looks to the others. "Who pissed in his coffee?" He asks, then looks to the dead guards. "You think Lee did this? Could he?"Jackob shrugs. "In a pinch, maybe?""He did serve in the space forces, at the very least they require basic hand to hand and firearm use." Dillon says.A spectral form appears in front of Lyle, and you point down the hall after Lee. "This way." He says."How do you know?" Jackob asks as the sound of the klaxon drowns out all noise as the door opens. Lyle just mumbles under his breath. "I dunno, mother's intuition or something.""What?""Nuthin.">Chase after Lee down the hall>Have Lyle cut him off down the hall>Attempt to slow him down with your flies>Other
>>39604999I like to imagine Lee accidentally tripped and scraped his knee against a crystal and got his shitty psionics.I know that's not how it works, but it's funny to me.
>>39605026>Chase after Lee down the hallTACKLE HIM GO!
>>39605026>>Have Lyle cut him off down the hallOh Lyle, I'm so proud of you.
>>39605026>Have Lyle cut him off down the hall
>>39605026>>Have Lyle cut him off down the hall
>>39605026>"I dunno, mother's intuition or something.">"What?">"Nuthin."Fucking hell Lyle.>Have Lyle cut him off down the hall>Attempt to slow him down with your fliesLee knows the flies, this should keep him calm for when Lyle fucking spear tackles him.
>>39605026>>Chase after Lee down the hall>"How do you know?" Jackob asks as the sound of the klaxon drowns out all noise as the door opens. Lyle just mumbles under his breath. "I dunno, mother's intuition or something."ha
>>39605020I just wanted to get to the labs and grab the Valen corpse.
>>39605026>"I dunno, mother's intuition or something."aw shitare we adopting people now
>>39605059well, the parasite is our child and Lyle is Bonded to it till death do them part, So In a way he's our son in law?
>>39605059What do you mean now?Did you forget about all those people we have in the prison?
>>39605059You're goddamn right we are.
>>39605075The image you just gave me is disturbing and hilarious.
I can't go on any longer.It is so late, QuestDrone.
>>39605056How the fuck did you plan on moving a partially dissected corpse the size of schoolbus out of there intact?If you want a dead Valen that bad send an expedition to Tannhauser.
>>39605059Do you not read any of the prior threads? Yes we adopted him.
>>39605101>How the fuck did you plan on moving a partially dissected corpse the size of schoolbus out of there intact?Very carefully.
>>39605024>>39605025It's a vault. You know, a place to store your most valuable possessions. The only place that had dedicated guards. Considering what they've been doing in this place what they had was either advanced hive tech or void tech or something on that level.
>>39605119this, y'all fucked up this timemaybe we could get the hybrids up there
>>39605026>Attempt to slow him down with your flies
>>39605119If we still want to get at the vault: check what's under it. With any luck and a few liberally-placed demo charges, we sink that thing to the sewers, where hopefully our friends down below can help with the cracking.
>>39605119Both of which we've already accessed. If you're looking for new tech to reverse engineer, it is highly unlikely anything they had in there was something we haven't gotten our claws on already.
>>39605026>>Have Lyle cut him off down the hall>>Attempt to slow him down with your flies
>>39605137so you want to leave it in human hands? real smart thinking there
>>39605136It's on the upper levels. If we really want to, we might be able to send in our hybrids on a suicide mission to check it out later. We can always just rebuild them if they get blown up.
>>39604964>>39605126Dude, the hybrids are waiting underground with our getaway van. It's too late to change. They can't get involved anywhere else.
>>39605152'friends down below' I mean the clones/hybrids. First we make sure the vault's somewhere else other than the soon-to-be-destroyed building, and they won't check in the sewers until later.>>39605178Ahh dang. Then make it our exit: we get in the vault, blow it to the sewers, grab the artifacts, THEN we getaway with the hybrids.
>>39605178We can send the hybrids. Lyle's a big boy, he knows how to drive.
>>39605152>Implying they could do anything with the artifacts.Again, these idiots couldn't get a damn thing out of whatever was up there. Most of their research subjects were abject failures completely incapable of interacting with tachyons at all. Whatever data they got off of them has gone up in smoke with the anarchy we've caused in the lab, and we captured the one successful subject they managed to produce. It will take them literally years to accomplish whatever it was they were attempting in this lab after the setbacks we've inflicted on them.
>>39605196They are still underground and Lyle and co will need their vehicle. They are not getting out of there in time.
>>39605197They were starting to succeed. It's only a matter of time.
>>39605197odds are they will never manage to get the artifacts to work. Not without help anyway.They are a species of blind men trying to paint the sixtine chapel with fingerpaint. While its true what they say about monkeys with typewriters, the odds are ridiculously low that they'll ever do it. We have time to recover them later.
>>39605137Even so, it's a bad idea to leave that just laying around. It would also have boosted our existing research.
>>39605026The three quickly move to the airlock and Lyle gives the door several firm punches as it cycles the air. Your flies pass by a tech watching the door bulge and shake with the force."W-what the fuck were they testing in there?" He shouts as he drops his supplies and runs the other way. The door snaps free of the frame and tumbles over the ledge. He sprints out, kicking an arm sized dent in the railing as he turns to sprint down the hall. Dillon and Jackob emerge after, dragging the limp bodies of Yune and the the base's commander."Yea, yea, you go ahead, We'll just, you know, clear the whole damn floor!"Down the hall Lee runs blindly with the pistol still in hand, his jumpsuit splattered with a mist of blood. He stops for a moment, gasping, and says something under his breath about a gym membership, but you can't hear it through his breaths. Not far from him Lyle turns the corner, planting his elbow firmly in the wall to help stop him, smashing a crater into the wall. Lee stumbles back."Christ on a stick!" He shouts and a bullet pops the light above him as his gun goes off. Lyle walks forward, his right arm, a blood-stained metallic carapace as the skin from both legs drag behind him after being torn open from the force of combat, and the skin of several fingers dangle from the left hand. He idly tears it off."Come on, kid, you're aim is shit." He says. "I'm here to get you out, now let's go."Lee quickly shakes his head.cont.
>>39605207That's why I suggest we get the vault from up there to down there, you know. So we can get cracking. Either Lyle & co. or our hybrids.
>>39605220Exactly, time. Keep in mind that each one of these threads takes up a single day or less in setting. The pace of our research outpaces anything the Union could ever manage by several orders of magnitude. It would likely take them until the conclusion of the quest to succeed in doing anything that could impact us at all.
>>39605220>starting to succeedTheir only success was getting the subject not to die horribly within three hours.These motherfuckers are basically retarded toddlers, but I'm not against kicking them in the head to stop their crying.
>>39605246Lyle and Lee emerge from one of the corridors as Jackob and Dillon exchange fire with the guards bellow. Several security robots open fire on their position when you hear yet another explosion, and the floor beneath collapses, crushing the robots beneath the rubble bellow. The lights of the skiff cut through the dust and it floats up the debris like a ramp, and you see one of your clones hanging onto the searchlight pillar, upon which the Suncaster is affixed. Your clone swings it up and there is a blinding light as bolts of plasma erupt within the solders around the gaping hole in the floor.>Have your clones focus on offering covering fire for the others>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucks>Other
>>39605259>>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucksDon't leave them with anything to salvage, With Lyle around, the others can take care of themselves
>>39605259>>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucksCan't let them get anything out.
>>39605259>Several security robots>Have your clones focus on offering covering fire for the othersLet the tech go, we can steal it on Gemini anyway.
>>39605259>>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucksTHEY GET NOTHING
>>39605259>Have the clones focus fire on the trucks, while looking out for possible threatsIf possible, weaken the structure below the vault (roughly speaking)
>>39605259>Have your clones focus on offering covering fire for the others
>>39605259>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucks
>>39605259>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucksIf they can't escape mopping them up will be much easier.Can we get the Valen corpse once we get Lee and the others tied up so they don't try to leave?
>>39605280IG, the vault is on the top floor.
>>39605255>Their only success was getting the subject not to die horribly within three hours.Not the subject, the equipment. Affecting non-psionics would require /a ton/ of tachyons and they were on maximum burn and giving only tiny wisps when we found them.>>39605259>>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucksALL RESEARCH IS OURS AND OURS ALONE, HUMIES DUN GET NUFFIN
>>39605259>Have your clones focus on destroying the armored trucksWish we knew how many labs they have, this makes the second one we have taken offline. I didn't even think we would be seeing a lab.
>>39605250Might not be enough time. They were planning to blow up this place.
>>39605274They could copy the data. Send it two two locations. Anything really. Might as well take it out when we can.
>>39605293That's why we're bringing the whole building down, duh. So whatever self-destruct sequence they thought up won't really harm the vault.
>>39605289Christ almighty, what is it with you and the Valen corpse.
>>39605259>Focus fire on the armored trucksYour clones adjust their aim to obliterate what little remains of the Union's research efforts while the others make their way to the skiff amidst the firefight.Please roll 2d100, best of 3 each. First for destroying the trucks, second for evac.
Rolled 31, 25 = 56 (2d100)fuck those trucks.
Rolled 38, 66 = 104 (2d100)>>39605310rollan
Rolled 51, 72 = 123 (2d100)>>39605310Whowee
Rolled 49, 96 = 145 (2d100)>>39605310
Rolled 87, 35 = 122 (2d100)>>39605310
Rolled 5, 54 = 59 (2d100)>>39605310Exterminate
>>39605324>>39605327WHY COULDNT YOU BE FASTER
Rolled 54, 9 = 63 (2d100)>>39605310Say hello to my little friends!And oh, can we use the flies to strategically melt the trucks' controls?
>>39605309New research nigga.
Rolled 84, 77 = 161 (2d100)>>39605310pls
Rolled 24, 42 = 66 (2d100)>>39605321This is fine.
>>39605348It could always be worse.
>>39605333OKAAAY, I'M RELOADING!
Well no matter what we need flies left behind and flies following in the trucks. That chameleon ability is invaluable.
>>39605310Your clone sweeps the weapon over the trucks as the cargo lifts beneath them slowly rise. Armor comes off in molten heaps of slag, dripping from the trucks like a popsicle in the summer heat. The lifts reach the edge of a long ramp leading up to the courtyard and they begin to lurch forward under the torrent of plasma. One of the trucks groans to a halt, and as the tires melt into molten heaps it slides back, and then tumbles over the edge and back onto the wreckage of the third truck buried beneath the air car's flaming wreck. The last truck continues on, slowly, as it leaves red hot pieces of it trailing behind like blood, and exits the building.The fighting is fierce, with many of the remaining guards taking cover behind the smoldering remains of their research. Jackob fires several shredder darts that curve past the cover, detonating with ludicrously grisly effect, while Dillon chucks several grenades. Lyle hefts up Lee and leaps the several meter distance to the skiff, dropping him by the empty body rack as the skiff drifts over to the ledge, where Dillon and Jackob drop the bodies of Yune and the commander before hopping in themselves. The skiff dives, scrapping the rubble and skimming the water bellow as it races down into the sewers bellow.As your flies prepare to leave, you see the doctor from before on a ledge above. "Don't just stand there, go after them!"Your flies watch as five of the guards run to several crates, picking out a number of grav-bikes that hum to life and begin to lift into the air.>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truck>Have your flies swarm the bikes and detonate against them>Other
>>39605434>>Have your flies swarm the bikes and detonate against them
>>39605434>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truckLyle and co can handle themselves, the Union must not have any scrap of this technology recovered.
>>39605434>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truckLyle and the others can shoot the rest of them.
>>39605434>>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truck>OtherTry to get in and drug the driver.
>>39605434>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truckLyle can handle those guys.
>>39605434>>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truck>>OtherSend exactly 5 flies after the guards and poison them when they're out of sight of the doctor or anyone else.
>>39605434>Have your flies find and follow the truck
>>39605434>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truckWe have overwhelming weaponry on that skiff, it will be fine. Follow that truck.
>>39605434>>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truck
>>39605434>Have your flies find and follow the remaining truck
We should kidnap that doctor as well. He'll have the best technical knowledge on what they were doing there.
>>39605434Well, we have quite a lot of flies...We still have some up on the top floor, right?No one else opened that sealed door, either?
>>39605505>Kidnap doctor>Loot vaultYou know what, why don't we just send in the hybrids for a follow up raid once we're done here.
>>39605460It's the future. they gave gridnav.Yune had his arm shredded and was passing out, but his car auto drove back to the destination he had set.
>>39605525Sounds fine. They'll have to bring a lot of bags and such.
>>39605525something that we should have done in the beginning
>>39605549>done in the beginning>follow up raidThat's awful contradictory.Also someone had to man the getaway vehicle. It was them or Jackob. It doesn't really matter which.
>>39605434Your flies move out and quickly locate the truck. They plant themselves along the outer plating and conform themselves to the rugged surface as the grav bikes lunge forward into the sewers after the skiff.The skiff quickly picks up speed as it rockets down the tunnels beneath the streets of the city. Behind them the sounds of the grav bikes echo after them, until they turn the corner. Lee looks up at Lyle from his seat. "Quick, give me a gun!""No.""I can help!""Don't care, stay low."A crack of light leaps from one of the bikes as a particle beam fires out from the mounted gun under the driver's seat, and it lances a chunk of the wall away.>Have your hybrids attack up close and distract them away from the skiff>Open fire on them from the skiff>Other
>>39605083I'll do you one better.
>>39605565>Open fire on them from the skiffNo clone left behind.
>>39605565>Open fire on them from the skiff
>>39605565>Open fire on them from the skiffThe first option seems like a waste since we'll have to pick them up again.
>>39605565>>Open fire on them from the skiffWe have lots of guns.
>>39605588Which there would be time for once the bikers are all dead.It's arguably lower risk, by decreasing the chance they'll hit the skiff and thus disable the getaway vehicle entirely.Which would be crippling.
>>39605565Please roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>39605616Oh shit.
Rolled 92, 26, 40 = 158 (3d100)>>39605616
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>39605616Don't disable us bro
>>39605619And I'm stupid.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>39605616>>39605619If only
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>39605616>>39605619Huh QD, would you count the first from that triplet for the roll?
>>39605619Man what were you thinking....I hope the first roll of this counts? Not sure if it does.
Man, it was shockingly convenient that Lee lived in the capital, AND the secret BFI research lab where he was being held was also in the capital.
>>39605667Well, it's the capital.
>>39605667Shhhhhh... It's fine.
>>39605667It makes sense though. It makes it more plausible for anyone investigating.
How hard do you think Lee's going to flip the fuck out when we bring him back to Leeland?
>>39605743Depends on how much he was told or how much he suspects.
>>39605743>"Holy shit, what the fuck did you do with that lighter I gave you!?"
>>39605743Overjoyed once he sees the pool.
>>39605765>Nanomachines>Thermonuclear swarm missles>Directed electromagnetic pulses"Man, my lighter must have really helped."
>>39605774We forgot to build the pool!
>>39605778Hey, that's the joke WE have been planning to say since the moment he left."Thanks for the lighter, it was very helpful"
>>39605789we can do that in time for his arrival
>>39605743I'm waiting to see how he reacts to the name of the planet.
>>39605616Your clone swivels the suncaster around and opens fire, sending bolts of plasma arcing across the water and detonating against the stone and metal walls. One of the bikes turns sharply and its nose dives into the water, flipping end for end and sending pieces shooting out around it. They continue to close in, and a flash of super-heated air slices a portion of the skiff's guard rail clean off. Lyle clicks the side of his weapon and fires, releasing a micro rocket at the oncoming bikes. It detonates, shredding two of the bikes as the quickly gain on the speeding skiff.The skiff turns sharply, and Lyle tosses a grenade behind them. It engulfs the remaining two in a cascading ball of plasma. They emerge, their riders aflame, and they swerve madly left and right, spinning out of control before ramming into each other. The wreckage and bodies fly apart, and then are violently snapped back into the micro-singularity as it peters out a moment later.The skiff slows to a more reasonable speed, and Lee slowly releases his grip on the railings, the color slowly returning to his knuckles.Jackob looks back at him. "So, did you kill those two guards in the lab?" You never seemed all that tough on the news to be honest."Lee fumbles with his safety belt as he slides back into his seat. "I, uh, I kinda panicked actually. The lights went out and I grabbed his gun.""So you're actually not a well-disguised bad-ass?"Lee lets out a slight cough. "You think so?" Jackob laughs. Dillon looks over his data tablet. "We can get all the way out of the district through the sewers, so long as they don't start using the system. I doubt they want the paper trail it would leave though, so I'd say it's safer to stick under ground for now. Lyle, I don't know why you wanted him, but he's yours. I'll need some time alone with these two guys before bringing them in. Who knows what they're up to, but it sure as hell isn't legal."Cont.
>>39605797With the speaker heads that tell people about the pool rules installed into the sides, can't forget that part.
>>39605797We can put it next to the couches. Wait, wait, wait. What if...what if we put the couches, bear with me here, what if we put the couches, in the pool?
>>39605812Question, is it safe enough to leave Yune with the space FBI?I mean the agent is safe enough but Yune has actual psionics growing inside his brain.
>>39605812>Who knows what they're up to, but it sure as hell isn't legal.Oh dear, sweet Dillon. You have no idea what your government is capable of.
>>39605826Anon please, that's just mad.
We can have the egg layer make a couple of excavator drones to tunnel underneath what's left of the labs and retrieve stuff, possibly.
>>39605832Well now we have Lee, we can begin diplomacy with them. From this we can happily reveal some of the basics of psionics: 1) Don't fuck with that shit unless you really know wtf your doing2) Big bad, evil space cuthulu is on the other end of the line. Don't ring willy nilly.
>>39605812>They emerge, their riders aflame,That is so fucking metal.>>39605812>I'll need some time alone with these two guys before bringing them in. Who knows what they're up to, but it sure as hell isn't legal."Hey but..Oh.>>39596024 >"This is official agency work now, but we'll still be on the lookout for your guy, obviously. I assume you don't want him on any official records, so I won't mention him in any reports at the end of this.""your guy" meant Lee, not Yune. I thought he was saying Lyle had dibs on Agent Yune.We should give the hybrids some alone time with them before Jackob gets it.
>>39605826Fuck yo couch, nigga
>>39605826like on the bottom of it or floating ones?
Give a copy of some of the politicians conversation with that dude to Dillon. Let him in on what they were planning and then leave it to the space FBI to deal with them.
>>39605849In the time between the hatching and the digging, the Union would have sent retrieval teams to the site.>>39605852Would they agree to that? Because if we demand that diplomatically, they'll probably just pussyfoot long enough to hide any of their ongoing psionic projects.
>>39605852I have a better set of rules that they can follow if we ever reveal what psionics are.>1. Don't>2. Fucking don't>3. You slippery bitch, don't
>>39605852nah, unnecessary. we could just recruit them
>>39605812Okay, we can spin it. Ask Dillon to have them for a couple days for questioning too.
>>39605837He clearly knows it can do things that are illegal.Which the BFI clearly is doing, with the support of the entire fucking Cabinet.
>>39605876>>39605881>>39605883We can convert memory's into vid feeds. I see no reason why not. Although they will probably accuse us of lies. End of the day, we'll probably have to share thought muffler tech with them when we perfect it.
>>39605852Or we do none of that shit.
>>39605896Dude, no.We're telling them to not fuck with us and that's it.
>>39605896>share>sharing anything with humanspls go die in a fire
>>39605812Jackob turns back to Dillon. "We should probably find a place to lay low for a bit outside the district."Your clones toss Lyle the hotel keys. "I guess I got a place." He says."Excuse me." Lee says, his voice all but drowned out by the noise of the skiff. "E-excuse me." He says again, only slightly louder. "You mind telling me who exactly you all are, or what SecCom is, or, or why he looks like a flayed terminator, or any of what's going on?"The three look at him for a moment and then laugh. "They didn't tell you much, did they?" Lyle says."I think I got the gist of things, but so far it makes me want to wrap my head in tinfoil, so I'd like someone to clarify things before I start questioning the melting point of steel."The skiff continues on towards the edge of the capital district, the emergency sirens on the streets above growing ever fainter.That's all for this week. I'll try to stick around for questions and the like, or if you would like to vote to design or lay new drones/ships/construction projects.
>>39605871The floating kind. That glow with bio-luminescence.With cup holders.And maybe a floating cooler filled with beer and red kool aid attached.
>>39605852>diplomacyNo.As if they would even listen to someone telling them Don't Do The Thing.They're gonna do the thing until we kill everyone with the knowledge and ability to do it.
>>39605900>>39605907>>39605909The entire point of getting Lee is for diplomatic relations anons. And we don't want them fucking with psionics before we have the necessary defenses to stop them going warhammer psyker on our asses. Unless you think leaving them be to poke this shit on their own is a good idea. Which it is not.
>>39605913Okay, so long as we're talking about modifying or creating new drones, I'd like to point out that our heavy boarders are currently without any capacity for ranged combat. I propose we equip them with cryo sprayers.Why cryo sprayers you ask? Well, aside from being ideal for the tight coridors of space ships, because they freeze freaking everything, causing armor and flesh alike to become exceedingly brittle. Think about how something in such a state would be effected by the sonic sledgehammers they weild. I wouldn't anticpate they shatter so much as they violently fucking explode, sending razor sharp shards of what were once armor, bone, and organs in all directions. In the confined quarters of a ship there would be sweet fuck all that could stand up to that combo.Enemy hive warriors?>Crack-SMASHArmored bulkheads?>Crack-SMASHFurniture salesmen of questionable repute?>Crack-SMASH
>>39605922That was a bullshit post-hoc rationalization and you know it.People were trying to rescue Lee because he's Lee.
>>39605922>we don't want them fucking with psionicswhich is why we should kill or kidnap everyone with knowledge of it, problem solved
>>39605936Fuck off post-hoc. Its going to happen.Unless we pull a miracle and>>39605937Happens with no one catching on and starting a full blown war, which we are trying to avoid.
>>39605913Well I *would* like to lay some thinkers, say 500 or so, and 10 excavators through our chimera egg-layer.
>>39605922Yes, we're going to use Lee for diplomacy. But's it's only so we can get an offical treaty that binds them to fuck off.Giving them our tech is retarded and out of the question.If we don't tell them about psionics and sabotage all their projects relating to it, offically they can't do shit about it.
>>39605916i love it. +1 for doing the pool and this for his arrival
>>39605913Clarification, we did implement the automatic nutrient growth thing right?>>39605922>Unless you think leaving them be to poke this shit on their own is a good idea. Which it is not.Even if they gave platitudes to the idea to not touch that shit officially, there will be no doubt that the Union would be experimenting on it clandestinely either way.
>>39605934Razor mines might also be a good addition for surprise ground attacks.
>>39605913Can we vote to lay more thinkers?Oh and thanks for running QD, hope you have a good week.
>>39605936Fuck off, have you been paying any attention to these threads at all? That was always the plan.
>>39605957I know, but officially stating it makes shit easier for us, and then pulling out defensive tech will buy us goodwill, Their going to do it anyway, we might as well make sure they don't go full stupid and bite us in the ass.
>>39605946we're still not sharing tech, you should be ashamed for even mentioning sharing that kind of tech with humans you filthy sympathizer
>>39605922It's a worse idea to publically state that shit. At the moment, they're treating it like a secret weapon because, well, they're doing weapons research. That means it's out of the public eye which means they don't have an official stance on it which makes both our lives a lot easier.Lee is for diplomacy, yes, but trying to get the Union to not be retarded is more work than it's worth. what we can do is keep them somewhat off our back.
>>39605913Okay, repeating stuff from last week then.How much resources and time would it take to produce fusion reactors according to human specs? Or producing them in a way that mimics their construction method instead of molding metal like clay?>>39462689>How do weapons work underwater? The Thorn Launcher, Sting Caster, Fire Spray or Plasma Spray? Cyclotron, LPB?>>39462865>Separated from normal hive infrastructure, is the egglayer and a bio-tank enough to construct various things from scratch/nutrients in New Prescott sewers?>A plasma grenade? A flamethrower? A nuclear bomb? A molecular disassembler warhead?>>39462890>To humans, how much would aerodynamic and hydrodynamic chassis drones even resemble the classic, bug like chassis? Would they recognize it as even the same species?
>>39605977Feck off anon. There are plenty of ways to get around actually giving it to them. e.g. building muffler ships that project a protective ability over a fleet that they hire from us.
>>39605964As I understand it, the heavy boarders are specialized units designed specifically just that; boarding. They've got enough armor to endure anything on there but makes them of limited use outside of the confined intenior of a ship. Razor mines would be better used on a different specialty drone, something like this:Grenadier Drone Olfactory: Basic 0Acoustic: Advanced 2NPsionic: Basic 0Mandibles: Combat 1NBlade: Thumper 5N 10MBlade: Razor Mine 7N 10MArms: Str 1NLegs: Sprint 1NWings: Moderate 2Utility: Seeker Pod 10NUtility: Honey Pot 4NCarapace: Combat 3N 10MTotal Cost: 36N 30MIntended to operate within groups of warrior drones by supporting them on the battlefield in a multitude of ways. This drone is designed with a variety of adaptations to provide indirect and harassing attacks on a target in the form of chemicals, explosions, and fiery death. The mines it produces can be planted in an area an enemy is expected to pass through and can serve as a useful element of a defensive perimeter. Its honeypot allows it to carry even more grenades into battle, when it would otherwise have only two shots with its launchers, or specialty ammunition for other warriors armed with thorn launchers. The inclusion of this drone thus grants a large swarm a degree of tactical flexibility they previous lacked.
>>39605913Thank you very much QD! i never vote on your game but i've been lurking in every thread since thread 1, you make my mondays so much better!
>>39605972Honestly the only reason why I don't want the Union experimenting on psionics is so that they won't be able to devise a counter against us in that field. I could care less if they accidentally summon one of the void crystal's battle blobs because of their carelessness.Still the whole thing with the psionics is going to throw a wrench on our planned diplomatic.
>>39605913>Lay more thinkers (500)>Don't>Have your chimera egg layer lay a new egg layer to free it up for other tasks>Keep it as an egg layer>Lay excavators in your Gemini hive (10)>Don't>>39605957For the harvesters? Yes. I'm just doubling them until you reach the maximum sustainable number Leeland can hold.>>39605967You too. I was hopping to get to the horrible, violent stuff locked in the Builder's dockyard this thread, but I rather enjoyed the way things turned out.>>39605994I'm glad you enjoy it, feel free to join in sometime.
>>39605950Not much point in setting up a thinker bank under Gemini, but the excavators would be an excellent start. Have laid a dedicated egglayer with our Chimera yet?
>>39606008>>Lay more thinkers (500)>>Have your chimera egg layer lay a new egg layer to free it up for other tasks>>Lay excavators in your Gemini hive (10)>>Equip heavy boarders with cryo throwers
>>39606008>>Have your chimera egg layer lay a new egg layer to free it up for other tasks
>>39606008>Lay more thinkers (500)>Have your chimera egg layer lay a new egg layer to free it up for other tasks>Lay excavators in your Gemini hive (10)The way I see it, the excavators could make us a new bolthole where it'll be less likely for anyone to find us.
>>39606014Not on Gemini for the thinkers. Back home to help relieve our other thinkers once in a while and keep up with our research demands.
>>39606008Don't lay fucking excavators that is a terrible idea.The only drones that should be laid there are stealthy ones like Flies and Parasites, and bio-tanks... camouflaged gilled bio tanks.>Have your chimera egg layer lay a new egg layer to free it up for other tasksGive said egglayer gills? It can hide under the water.And also have the egg layer lay 12 bio-tanks with adaptive camouflage, mimetic skin, and gills.We gotta start sending in the clones.
>>39606014...how the fuck would gigantic 10 meter tall excavators be a good start to anything?We're using existing sewers infrastructure. digging our own is stupid, because it leaves evidence of our existence that can't be self-destructed or moved.
>>39606008>Lay more thinkers (500)>Have your chimera egg layer lay a new egg layer to free it up for other tasks>Lay excavators in your Gemini hive (10)Use the excavators to dig deeper into Gemini, I want anyone unwelcome to have a fuckhard time getting in. More so than a regular hive.
>>39606038Why the fuck would we prefer running our drones in a filthy human managed sewer when we could construct our own mini hive below it? That's a terrible idea.
>>39606008If we do end up laying excavators in Gemini, please oh please make them small drone versions.Last thing we need is something that cant fit in the god damn sewer tunnels.
If/when we do go diplomatic, I say we publically claim Leeland is a nursery planet as it is our custom for daughters to be left to grow their hives somewhat in their infancy, bereft of the trappings of advanced technology or resource assistance, as a character building experience. The violence of pointless conflict between the Union and Unity disrupted our most sacred of rituals, and the unwelcome interference of Union surveillance is deeply offensive.However, Lee proved himself a friend to the infant Hive, and acted in goodfaith. Two declarations are made: the system is henceforth forbidden territory to any foreign vessel not expressly invited, and they will be destroyed without exception upon violating these borders; the planet will be dubbed "Leeland" in honor of the honor, courage, and travails of Lee.
>>39606030You don't want a giant drone for that then, just workers that can dig.But is digging a hole in the side of the sewers is really more stealthy than just hiding in the sewers?
>>39606064>Small sized excavatorsLiterally what?Why would we need to make them small enough to fit in the sewers when they can make their own tunnels, safe from human trespassers?
>>39606008>>Lay excavators in your Gemini hive (10)>Don'tPls no.
>>39606036>>39606014>>39606008>Putting thinkers on the frontlineWhy would we do that? We should have off planet preforming the thinking from a save location.
>>39606067They can just collapse the tunnel after they've left the sewer line.
>>39606077Because anon, get this.The Hive is hidden in the sewers and would rather not be found.Something that can done easier with small diggers carving out a mini hive than great big earth movers that could cause the buildings above to fall over.
>>39606061Filth is a good thing.And digging your own hole is a commitment that can't be undone. You can't move the hole. You can't self destruct the whole in a way that leaves no trace.Drones only, no digging things. Digging things is also noisy and can attract attention.
>>39606089No dude, we're talking about laying them off planet, like what you've suggested.This is why this quest can be damn stressful at the round up. Everyone's way too tired to think straight.
>>39606077>, safe from human trespassers?There is no way to be safe from human trespassers.>>39606092Unless you do this, in which case people will still wonder about this clearly collapsed tunnel.But then you have no way for drones, or clones, or anything to leave, or for nutrients to come in.
>>39606103You collapse the hole.>>39606096Again, why is it prefferable to continue running out of the sewers. For one thing it lacks the security of constructed underground chamber. We literally had maintenance workers coming by and wondering where our trash was coming from. We need something hidden from every human on this world to be secure. Only way to do that is build our own chamber.
>>39606008>Lay more thinkers (500)>Have your chimera egg layer lay a new egg layer to free it up for other tasks>Don't
>>39606121>There is no way to be safe from human trespassers.I know a way...SPACE WAR NOW.
>>39606140i am the anon advocating for SMALL DIGGERS. you numb nuts. Which means we can make a hive entrance too damn small for humans to bother even investigating.
>>39606140...Which, I as I implied, leaves a trace. Destroying acid glands drones leaves no trace once they dissolve. Collapsing a hole leaves what is obviously a big deal of rubble saying COLLAPSED TUNNEL HERE.
>>39606103>You can't move the holeyou can nuke it or all the evidence of what is was for, it can be covered up and we have the tech to cover it pretty damn good, in the sewers anyone can stumble upon it and we won't be able to have that many drones there but if we dig a room we could set up a "safe house" we're we can extract info from captured humans
>>39606008>Lay thinkers (500)>Lay new egg layer on GeminiThe excavators seem hotly contested, so none for now.Feel free to ask for any other votes, or discuss plans or designs.
>>39606160Wait, like, 4 centimeter sized workers?We still need to keep the bio-tanks and regular sized egglayer somewhere. Like the sewers where we've set up base already.
>>39606161There are a lot of things that can cause a tunnel collapse. Disguising it as natural or accidental in nature would presumably be easier than having an egglayer try to run and hide from humans doing routine maintenance in the tunnels, or looking for the maintenance workers we killed to keep our existence secret. I mean, an egglayer is a pretty inconspicuous drone here.
>>39606177We need Bio-tanks for hybrid clone production on Gemini.As well as aquatic sniffers to explore the water ways.Lay 12 bio-tanks with adaptive camouflage/mimetic skin and gills. Or maybe 30? Not sure how many.We want a decent number of hybrids.
>>39606177Can we start building that pool back on Leeland?I think we wanted a floating couch in the middle and the Speaker heads that warn everyone about pool safety.
>>39606178we can easily dig out a slightly larger hole to drag bodies through to get to the main chambers. Something just big enough to fit a man crawling. Stage it mid way up a decently sized pipe and no one will even know it was there.Of course we would have normal sized hive further in, just we initially dig it out with small workers till we move in, then scale up over time, keeping the entrance small until such a time we decide to kick the metaphorical door down and emerge.
>>39606177Can we make an automated system for building new mining corvettes, like say 10 per turn to slowly build up our metal reserves?
>>39606177>Lay 12 stealthed bio-tanks>Lay 30 stealthed bio-tanks>None
>>39606177100 Mining CorvettesIncrease algae farms up to 50k farmsBuild 1 Missile Ambush FleetBuild 5 Light Fleets
>>39606226>>Lay 30 stealthed bio-tanks
>>39606226>Lay 30 stealthed bio-tanksAnd get started on that pool. The prisoners have been whiney for a while now.
>>39606226>>Lay 30 stealthed bio-tanksAlso a vote for:100 Aquatic Sniffers
>>39606177>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)>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 5,000MRight, off to bad.
>>39606238>The prisoners have been whiney for a while now.They've been quiet as a mouse lately, actually.
>>39606238The prisoners are in an induced coma anon.
>>39606257It's a very annoying and whiney coma then.
>>39606177Could we start constructing some Orbital electroponic stations?
>>39606253Solar array is a waste of resources when we can continue to make farms instead.
I think we should test out our planet seeders on the glassed planet we got from the White Queen. We can afford it pretty easily right now, and we can repair the damage done to the planet while seeing how successful the tech is.
>>39606226>>Lay 12 stealthed bio-tanks
>>39606276When it comes to increasing nutrient income, farms are better. No Metals investment.You can get 1million nutrients from 10k farms for no metals, just labor from normal workers. But electroponic stations? You need 2k stations to make 1 million nutrients, at the cost of...2 milllion metals.
>>39606282That sounds reasonable.
>>39606300You do realize electroponic stations are a requirement for gas giant colonies.
>>39606282>>39606282We aren't done scouting it yet.We have to see what we got before we decide f we want to tamper with it.Also the planet seeder is exceedingly expensive for no tangible benefit. Those resources are better spent elsewhere like on the fleet.>>39606226With thought muffler researched.Send pods to every single human star system, and all of hive space too.
>>39606226>Lay 30 stealthed bio-tanksConfirmed. Other potential votes are:>100 Mining Corvettes>Increase algae farms up to 50k farms>Build 1 Missile Ambush Fleet>Build 5 Light Fleets>None>Other
>>39606340>>100 Mining Corvettes>>Increase algae farms up to 50k farms>>Build 1 Missile Ambush Fleet>>Build 5 Light FleetsAll of these.
>>39606282I forgot which one that was, the corvette-based hive creep ships or the weather spire.>>39606324>>39606300Maybe just one electronponic station per gas giant. We're in no rush for jupiter colonies.>>39606340>100 Mining Corvettes>Increase algae farms up to 50k farms>Build 5 Light Fleets
>>39606340You know, the OQ invasion of Raligha was manned by thinkers, and drones were sent down onto the jungle in shuttles.Along with their Thinkers.Now odds are only freshly-hatched Thinkers who know nothing important were sent on this mission.But we could plop captured Obsidian Thinkers into our bio-tanks and scan their memories against their will, just like non hive life, right? Could they have any defense against that?Of course if the Thinker did know something important, reading its mind might be like opening the Necronomicon.
>>39606361>Maybe just one electronponic station per gas giant.I can work with that. I want to see if it allows for other construction options.
>>39606340>>100 Mining Corvettes>>Increase algae farms up to 50k farms>>Build 1 Missile Ambush Fleet>>Build 5 Light FleetsQD, could we use the planet seeders on the glassed planet right now, if we voted for it?
>>39606361>I forgot which one that was, the corvette-based hive creep ships or the weather spire.You forgot which planet, or which nanomachine based technology, you mean?
>>39606389That would be parasiting your chickens before they hatch.Also have you seen how much it costs to do that? It grows exponentially.
>>39606340>Increase algae farms up to 50k farms>Build 1 Missile Ambush Fleet>Build 5 Light Fleets>Other>weather spire
I don't get why Farcast has a sensor array. What does it do?Is it technology we don't have yet, a static station dedicated to FTL sensors?
>>39606402I've done the math on the planet seeders, and it's actually pretty affordable. It ultimately costs 254,000N 254,000M over two weeks.Two weeks. Now think about how much we pull in on a single day. That's quite cheep for what you're buying really.
>>39606340>100 Mining Corvettes>Increase algae farms up to 50k farms>Build 1 Missile Ambush Fleet>Build 5 Light FleetsAlso confirmed.>>39606440At the moment, they are dead hulks. You suspect they once served as early warning systems to detect attacks.
>>39606440We'll find soon, probably some sort of experimental tech by mom.
Okay so at safe house.Will it ever be the hybrids' turn to stand watch?The Flies' super senses should be able to determine whether everyone is genuinely asleep.Which would be a good time to put a parasite on them so it can bite them, drug them, and enable more permanent implantation.There are five humans whose minds we can't read right now, we want to have a peek into them at least.
>>39606423It's neither. Its basically hive creep in reverse, injecting large amounts of nutrients and minerals into a planet's surface and atmosphere, mixing them up to form complex lifeforms that further the terraforming process in a matter of days. Turns a dead world into something like Raligha in 2 weeks.
>>39606402>Also have you seen how much it costs to do that? It grows exponentially.>4,820,000M 4,820,000NThat's total we have to pay over two weeks. We could easily afford it since we have a constant stream of resources in the millions. Though should put it off until we know what's on the planet.
>>39606478But that sounds just like a pod, which can fit in just 10 meters and moves around.Not sure what advantage something else would have.
>>39606478What about>20 parasites>100 Aquatic SniffersFor Gemini.
>>39606490No it isn't.>The cost of deploying planet seeders is 10,000N 10,000M, and doubles exponentially every day for a week as the seeders spread across the planet, and then divide by half each day for another week. It costs 127,000N 127,000M on the first week, and then exponentially DECREASES for second week, ultimately costing the same amount as the first. So 254,000N 254,000M in total over 2 weeks.
>>39606478QD, how extensively have we investigated the glassed planet, and would it be possible to deploy planet seeder on it right now if we voted for it?
>>39606517>10,000N 10,000M, and doubles exponentially every day for a week as the seeders spread across the planet,Did you even read this part?
>>39606517>It costs 127,000N 127,000M on the first week,Uh what.10k times 127 is 1,270,000. You forgot a zero.
>>3960651710000200004000080000160000320000640000128000064000032000016000080000400002000010000Add that up nigger.
>>39606490>>39606517>>39606566You both seem to be wrong.
>>39606478Vote for who's in favor of?>send pod to every human star system
>>39606575Also, total per day is still 136 071 of each resource, still a tiny fuckin amount to our production.
>>39606478All these numbers remind be of the prepwork for new days.>>39606527You are scouting for resources and taking account of what can be salvaged or repaired of the old hive remains, and sure, if you want.
>>39606575That is actually incorrect. The initial deployment costs 10000 then you start the two week cycle of doubling it.
>>39606575Huh, yep I guess I was. Cocked up the first day of the second week. Thanks for that.
>>39606609Could you confirm the total cost of Genesis?
>>39606609I can't imagine the amount of crunching you have to do on your side, makes it admirable how you've made a system that somewhat minimizes crunching on the player's side.
>>39606618Okay, even with that the other guy still got a million extra somewhere
>>39606646(And I lost 10k from the total. Small, but oops)
Why would they have Lee's apartment building condemned, though?
Just how long did the WQ bury those void shards and that relay on the moon before the humans dug it up?How many thousands of years of human development did it watch over?...Its range for affecting beings doesn't reach down from orbit, does it?
>>39606766>How many thousands of years of human development did it watch over?>...Its range for affecting beings doesn't reach down from orbit, does it?It was a good father.
>>39606766Now that you mention it, it was mentioned that there is some kind of massive religious revivalist movement sweeping across Talgo at the moment.Coincidence?Maybe. We just don't know.
>>39606766Are you saying that the void gods were using those shards to influence Humanity to kill each other?Maybe the Void Gods ain't so bad after all.
>>39606823I not saying it not!But it was!
WQ could still be alive.She's just hibernating.
>>39606843Oh god, I'm imagining a baby thinker saying that to the queen.It's fucking adorable.
>>39606875Mother's dead anon, you need to accept that.
>>39606911Nobody is dead until we see the body.
Rescued Lee just in time to watch him suffer the debilitating insanity effects of mad science.
>>39605913>I'd like someone to clarify things before I start questioning the melting point of steelI almost missed this one
>>39606949Freakin' Scientists man, they're the new wizards. No sense of right or wrong.
>>39606949not really since he just started the testing
>>39607021Holy shit! I totally missed that!Wonder if lighters can melt steel beams?
>>39606928Pretty sure we did, in the remnants of her last stand against the voidturd.
>>39607086yeah i couldn't remember the correct word
Next thread don't forget to send flies with Dillon so they can spy on his interrogation.
>>39607072We didn't. We looked but couldn't find a body, living or dead, due to a nat 1. Maybe she was utterly vaporized, or her body was taken as a trophy, or she is held captive and being tortured, or (unlikely) she somehow escaped.
>>39607148Since when were you under the impression she was ever aboard the hive ship in the first place?Rather than controlling it through the crystal relay located onboard, from an undisclosed location in a pod in deep space? Where upon the failure of this last stand, she ate the relay in the pod and put herself into hibernation for a century or two.
>>39607165Aizen pls go
If Dillon is allowed to question Yune, Yune might report his ESP sensing that indicates the presence of us.In both the flies that are flying around, and the hybrids that are with them. And the parasites they carry.We could implant him and Michael, but we'd need to get them a lot of food before they can initiate hybridization. Buy a lot of soy bars for the prisoners?
>>39607137>implant the prisoners before interrogations happenThere much better. Now you can spy on their thoughts and secrets as well as words.Also if he spills that he has the backing of all four of the Secretary Council, DIllon might determine he won't be able to trust anyone with this until he can actually perform a coup.
>>39607295Soy bars? What the fuck is wrong with you? At least get them gellato, something with taste.Fucking soy bars...
>>39607351They're prisoners.It's supposed to be torture.
>>39607360We're their wardens, not monsters.
>>39607360You're worse than a demon.
Hybrids improve upon the base species with subtle touches of drone DNA.Do they still need to sleep at all? Being homeless in the early stages of infiltrating the Commonwealth in the quest for Psionic Cannon blueprints will be easier if they never sleep.
>>39604102>picture for ants...subtle.
>>39605006>>39605006That's not what happened.People got tunnel vision on securing Yune and his boss. Which was what won. Not realizing this woud make it harder to get tot he vault later.
>>39607313That would be dumb if he's going to take them in with him to space FBI. We shouldn't leave behind traces of our meddling.
>>39607611It feels like a bunch of newfags making idiotic decisions joined this quest. We never made decisions this dumb early on.
>>39607611Eh, I think it was more of question between opening the vaul and risking of losing Lee, Yune and Boss or just taking the safe route.We stopped their research and are tracking the last truck, plus we finally got Lee back.Not a bad haul after all. I am pretty sure we will atleast hear what the vault will contain later.