Elizabeth stands in front of the line of pods examining the dormant humans as she waits for your workers to finish the first series of experiments on the recovered relay. She slowly rests her hand on the pod and focuses on the human mind inside, closing her eyes and reaching outward with her mind. You feel a twitch of activity, like a spark leaping from a wire, and she recoils.The thinkers alert her of the test results, and she quickly moves back down the hall.Lee wakes with a fright and chucks his shoe at the open window, impacting your fly with a high pitched squeak as the fly disappears along with the shoe into a dumpster bellow. Lyle is already aiming his weapon at the empty space. He resets the safety with a click and looks to Lee.“I’m sorry I, thought I, uh, felt something I guess.” Lee says, his eyes shifting nervously about the room. Lyle squints at him.“I swear mate, your government funded spooky bull shit better not be keeping me awake all night, or so help me you’ll be riding off world in the broom closet.” He falls back in his bed, placing his sidearm back beneath his pillow.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
>>39735407>Current resource reservesNutrients: 7773140Metals: 3893029Credits: ₡2226Credits in Lyle’s account: ₡1,177,400>Hive population and upkeep cost Hive maintenance – 52325Queen – 5Fake Queen (4) – 220Small Egg layer – 12Worker (85005) – 170010Aquatic Worker (5140) – 20560Vacuum Worker (5200) – 31200Radiator Worker (5100) – 20400Warrior (11209) – 56045Gilled Warrior (100) – 700Aquatic Warrior (50) – 400Thinker (2500) – 7500Quantum Thinker (1000) – 5000Speaker – (3) – 12Digger (200) – 800Refinery (40) – 280Sniffer (2) – 8Small Sniffer (200) – 200Aquatic Sniffer (200) – 400Fly (1100) – 4400Wasp (1100) – 5500Haz-mat Workers (20) – 80Shock Troops (40) – 520Parasite (80) – 320Bio-tank (1000) – 25000Excavator (1000) – 19000Colossus (20) – 300Hovertank (200) – 5000Harvester (3000) – 57000Support Fluttercraft (2) – 272Ghost Beetle (5) – 135Heavy Warrior (1000) – 19000Chinook (100) – 1800Air defense drone (80) – 5920Bomber (160) – 6560Strafer drone (400) – 6000Heavy Interceptor (160) – 4480Light Interceptor (800) – 11200Advanced disruptor (50) – 3750Advanced Relay (69) – 6900Upkeep: 573171N>Hive fleetSpace Pod (5000) – 150000Heavy Fleet Fighter (272) – 18224Heavy Gunship (36) – 1080Shuttle (10) – 250Mining Corvette (236) – 64900Patrol Corvette (126) – 63882Scout Corvette (8) – 1800Lancer Corvette (2) – 450Fleet Corvette (244) – 54900Heavy Fleet Corvette (48) – 56256Heavy Fleet Frigate (36) – 51372Stealth Frigate (4) – 1952Vanguard Frigate (600) – 240000Heavy Cruiser (110) – 133650Heavy Fleet Cruiser (18) – 45090Heavy Fleet Battlecruiser (4) – 32548916,354N>Formed fleets and ordersSmall Heavy Defense Fleet [Patrolling Leeland space]Heavy Battle Fleet [Awaiting orders]Missile Ambush Fleet [Building]5 Light Fleets [building]
>>39735441Clone upkeep/special projects and expenses25 Human captives of the USV Hope – 750[Gemini] Lyle Rogers – 472 Human hybrid clone upkeep – 60Specializations:>Tech>Engineer1 Human Chimera egglayer – 80[Hive space]100 Human Hybrids – 3,000590 Skyl replicants in production – 354003987NTotal upkeepNutrient costs: 895859N>IncomeMetals: 2,038,000Nutrients: 3,901,250Net: 2,411,725N
>>39735461Hive Territory[G-426]Asteroid mining base: 50,000M per day.*Leeland (capital)Defensive structures>Surface to Orbit Missile System (750N)>Anti-orbital batteries: 35/35 (8750N) Military structures>Hangar facilities: Room for 4840 Aero/fighter Drones and 2420 Shuttles (3025N)>Psionic Shroud (1,000N)>Prison OutpostIndustrial structures>Docking Pylon: (1000) (100,000N)969 under construction [Empty docks: 2000/2000]Economic Structures>Smart Mines active: 100,000M per day>Algae Farm: +2,400,000per day, 24,000 Workers (1 worker per 100N)>Film harvester dock: +2,500,000N per day, 5,000 Harvesters active (500N per Harvester)[M-662]RalighaDefensive structures>Anti-orbital batteries: 35/35 (8750N)Economic structures>Bloodroot collectors: A series of pipes and veins running from the roots of several of the nearest Bloodroot trees provide a passive and low maintenance source of nutrient income, +250N per day (5)>Greenwall pit: 500N>Temple alter: A place for the Ralighan locals to worship and bring offerings to your hive, built in the likeness of your local fake queen, +500N per day[M-323]>Orbital docking pylon: Space for docking and construction of 4 sub capitals or 1 capital ship, (50N)[1 Carrier Battlecruiser][Empty docks: 0/4]>Mining corvette salvage operations +1,888,000M per day (+8000M per corvette)[Farcast]Derelict Sensor arrayGlassed Hive world [Planetary survey underway]>Hive bunker complexDeep space waystation>100 docking pylons (10,000N)[100 Mining Corvettes][10 Ambush Missile Cruiser][100 Ambush Missile Corvette][60 Light fleet frigate][15 Light fleet cruiser][Empty docks 115/400]
>>39735496New Construction OptionsDefensive structures>Anti-orbital battery – A bunker armed with a massive Particle beam capable of attacking ships in orbit from the ground. It includes the power and sensor systems required to operate it. 250N 1500M>Surface to Orbit Missile System – This massive bunker complex houses a wide range of warheads and a nigh limitless number of missiles within its protective walls, allowing you to launch missiles against approaching invaders from the safety of your hive. The facility uses the ship missile stats and comes equipped with a single Cruise missile silo that can target any detected object within the system, five Stinger missile silos capable of targeting any craft within high orbit, and ten Swarm missile silos specialized in targeting high altitude aircraft and low orbiting targets. The facility itself is a massive complex spread out over several miles, and includes guidance and launch equipment, as well as the means to construct and maintain a stock of warheads and missiles. (1500N 2500M)Military Structures>Hangar Expansion – Construct fortified hangar facilities of +40 aero/fighter drone space and +20 shuttle space. 50N 100M>Psionic Shroud – A single building built around the shattered remains of a Void Shard, the shroud amplifies the unnatural mental silence of the broken crystal within to mask an entire planet from potential detection, preventing outside forces from easily detecting the thoughts of a hive. (2,000N 5,000M)Industrial Structures>Docking Pylon – A large spire or station that contains space for docking and construction of 4 ships, or a single capital ship if placed in orbit. 100N 300M>Weather Spire – A networked collection of spires spread across a planet capable of studying and altering a planet’s climate and atmosphere. Construction includes the building of all spires needed to function. (8,000N 20,000M)
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>>39735521Economic Structures>Orbital solar array – A station placed in orbit of the local star equipped with a membrane of photosynthetic cells several kilometers in diameter capable of producing a steady stream of nutrient income. Provides 1000N per day total (5,000N 5,000M>Harvester Dock – A large pier built along the shore overlooking the spore-producing ocean film that serves as an unloading area for Harvester drones, and contains pipelines to pump collected raw nutrients to the hive’s awaiting processing facilities, includes a single Harvester which is covered by the cost and upkeep of the dock. Provides 500N per day total (38N 50M)>Orbital electroponic station – An orbital instillation built near a large source of hydrogen used to fuel a large fusion core, which in turn provides electrical power to a contained algae farm facility. Must be built in orbit of a gas giant. Provides +500N per day and doubles as a gas mining facility, refueling the tritium stores of any ships in the system. (1000M)>Algae Farm – A carved out space used to utilize Leeland’s natural electrical field to cultivate food. +100N per day, 1 worker to maintain.
I am exite
FOR THE LEE
>>39735547Finished Research>Neural crystal fractalsThe crystalline structure of your newly adapted neural computers can be altered even further to hold a fractal design, offering new benefits to your thinkers, and opening up new options for other drones.>Blaster CannonSimply a scaled up blaster, the blaster cannon offers a heavy direct fire weapon capable of being deployed by a large drone.New Research Unlocked>Predictive combat algorithmsMediumYour drones are always watching the enemy, either in person or through your network, and the hive grows more accustomed to certain quirks and common tactics employed by specific species or individuals. With the powerful calculations made possible by fractal based crystal brains, your drones, and clones with either psionic capabilities or hybrid or chimera types will be able to predict the vast number of variables in any single fight, allowing it to know what the enemy will do in the heat of the moment and act accordingly. Grants a bonus to combat rolls against known and researched enemies.
>>39735585[New weapon unlocked]Blaster Cannon - A scaled up blaster that offers large drones a heavy direct fire weapon system capable of targeting a large variety of hostiles at nearly any range. Due to the increased size, it requires more time between shots to assemble a photonic particle, but it is still capable of continuous fire with little recoil or heat buildup.Dmg: High Energy/ThermalRoF: LowRng: Very LongAcc: MediumSpecial: Intensive forward firepower - The blaster cannon, like the blaster, does not impart damage by the force of impact, but by the force of the particle dispersing. The cannon is large enough for this force to cause a small 5 meter area of effect upon impact, pushing infantry away, knocking them down, and potentially causing damage to any one or thing nearby.Blaster - A well balanced energy weapon that deals damage through the force of the rapid decay of photonic particles against the target. The weapon is very well balanced, making it a suitable choice for nearly any weapon mount, and due to the nature of the weapon it does benefit, if only slightly, from a spinal mount. It is a decent weapon in all areas, but lacks any major area of expertise, making it best suited for use in cheap, disposable support craft and picket forces, or as a mortar to fill in any cracks within a fleet's composition.Dmg: Medium Energy/ThermalRoF: MediumRng: MediumAcc: MediumSpecial: Focus Fire - When attacking a ship with a blaster, there is a very small chance of overloading the shield projectors. The chance stacks with more blasters. Against unsheilded targets, the target's armor is super-heated and made less effective, reducing its armor for as long as the blasters maintain fire. If the blasters stop firing the armor cools and returns to its normal effectiveness.
>>39735619Current research>Anti-orbital pulse cannonMediumThe major drawback of the anti-orbital battery is the inefficiency with which it punches through the atmosphere with its particle beam, losing both range and damage. By adapting the blaster’s design to ‘pulse’ the beam of the battery weapon, your anti-orbital defenses could potentially increase both their range and average damage per shot.>Photonic microstructuresSlowThe useful applications of manipulating massive photonic molecules are many, and your preliminary studies indicate that you may be able to develop more practical uses beyond the blaster, especially in the field of energy shielding.>Psionic implantationMediumBy implanting neural crystals within a non-psionic subject you can deliberately cause a mutation within the subject, forcing it to grow the organs necessary to influence and interact with psionic networks. You now recognize this technology as the most likely cause of Vaugn's own alterations, indicating the relic found on Raligha to be a form of prototype of this technology, or perhaps it was left by the Gardener as a gift to the natives.>Enhanced Psionic sensitivitySlowBy putting your new knowledge into practice, you should be able to enhance the abilities of your medium and advanced relays to be able to detect, and with further research influence, non-psionic creatures in proximity.>Nausea fieldSlowA rather interesting side effect first noticed with your Blink drive, but now weaponized to great effect as a defensive measure. You should be able to enhance your medium and advanced relays to emit a wave of sickening nausea in a radius around it, causing effected subjects to feel increasing levels of both physical and mental uneasiness, causing feelings of dread and queasiness.
>>39735642>Solid State TeleportationSlowWhile standard quantum systems allow for instantaneous transportation of data, this technology would allow for essentially the instantaneous transport of matter. The matter in question would be disassembled into individual particles and transported in much the same way as bits of data through a quantum relay, and then assembled on the other side. Due to the nature of the process, only simple objects such as raw resources could survive teleportation. This should allow for the transportation of resources across hive space without the need to delegate ships to serve as trade vessels.>Ground-orbital mega-constructionSlowBy using new construction systems to improve efficiency, the hive can build new projects capable of reaching orbit, using the rotation of the planet to remove the requirements of a free standing structure and instead essentially hang a station in orbit from the surface of the planet. Such a construction project would double as a docking pylon capable of constructing capital ships at a much faster rate, and replace the need for shuttles to ferry goods to and from orbit. [Unlocks the Capillary Tower construction option]>Quantum TuningMediumWhile current quantum computing technology requires the relays be built to accommodate one another, this technology should allow you to quickly attune pre-existing devices for one another when in proximity. Your thinkers suspect more opportunities to open up after further research is done. You suspect Theseus would greatly appreciate such a technology, if he does not already poses it.>Mantle excavationSlowBy using advancements in the operation and function of the metal trees, you can force them to focus their attention past the rocky crust of a world and have them dive their roots clear into the mantle of a planet, tapping into a vast wealth of metals
>>39735670>Flash CloningMediumWhile it may not be healthy for the clone in question, your mastery of biological technology allows you to accelerate the normal growth cycle of a clone, growing it to maturity within a single day, however clones are not as genetically robust as your own drones and doing so may cause undesirable genetic defects that may take time to reverse and result in a lower quality final product.>Gravity reflectionSlowUsing superconducting polymers at near zero temperatures, you can interact and direct gravitational forces. Further research could lead to interesting applications of this new discovery. Available research options>Psionic Cannon prototypeVery slow/Very dangerousDetailed accounts of several experiments show the slow progress of Project Godsplitter. The cannon itself is highly volatile, and even the smallest miscalculation often results in the destruction of the ship, as well as any nearby craft. It can only be equipped to a Hive ship's spinal mount, and requires a functional Void Shard as ammunition. At least a dozen testing sizes were atomized in testing the weapon, and in the end it appears The Gardener never quite perfected it.>Add new research (write in)>Maintain current research list>Other
>>39735585So what about the fancy toys Builder had lying around? Did they include Abductor ships?
>>39735689>Predictive combat algorithms
>>39735689>Add new researchPredictive combat algorithmsONLYMan, we do have a massive back log of work going on. Just one is enough.
>>39735701What about the thinker mother left us. We still haven't opened up the encrypted files on it, remember?
>>39735689>>Add new research (write in)>Predictive combat algorithms
>>39735770Irrelevant. Not opening that.Mother hid those for a reason.More urgent is downloading Yune and Michael's memories through their spine.
>>39735770No, but we decided to put it off for now.Right now my research-addiction is focused on those labs/vault, and whatever we found on that space station.
>>39735547You know, eventually we need to find something more productive than Algae farms.
>>39735689>>Add new research>Predictive combat algorithms
>>39735819I'm not saying we haven't got more urgent matters to deal with right now, but it's something else for the to do list.It's getting pretty long though.
>>39735842Harvester docks. Which we are increasing daily.
>>39735842Well Regalia has several plants that I think they're still researching.
>>39735842Algae is a pretty simple organism, usually single cellular or colony forming single celled. Its one of the more efficient things out there actually.
I've been thinking, we could totally just genetically engineer various forms of narcotics and sell them for easy credits.
>>39735842We're researching the Gray stalks anon>>39735819>>39735836>>39735770More research is always good.Also I recently came up with a game plan for expansion.>DesmondWe need to capture this system before the Scavengers do. If the Scavengers do they'll be able to attack G-426.>a-295We should bring copy of Theseus to deal with the monitoring satellite and try to take control of it. >RefugeWe should scout and claim this system.>DriftIf we take control of this planet we'll have a good position of which to launch a surprise attack against the Black queen.We should also search our secured planets for adaptations and new tech(we should be able to do this passively) as well as explore P2 of G-426 since it's a pretty unusual planet
>>39735407That poor fly.
>>39735689>Add Predictive Combat Algorithms to researchYour thinkers continue to churn away at your many research projects. Your patrols have intercepted a number of enemy pods, but you have not detected any unusual activity from the rival queen. Her forces are vast, but she seemed to still be recovering from the defeat of her strike fleet over Raligha. On the other side of your space, the Scavengers seem to be showing little concern for their scouts as of yet, but they will likely soon begin to suspect something is wrong when their ships fail to check in their progress. Your pod watches as a heavily damaged fleet returns with a Commonwealth corvette strapped along the side of the hull of a cruiser like a dear carcass draped over a car.You find yourself enjoying the short respite, and you split your attention among the many matters of the hive before your foes on all sides resume trying to kill you.>Investigate the interior of the Builder's Dockyard>Manage your forces on Gemini>Scout the depths of Huron>Manage your new human hybrids on Leeland>Other
>>39735901Don't forget the Bloodroot.>>39735842We could see about searching Regalia for more bloodroot and building more Bloodroot collectors.
>>39735981>Investigate the interior of the Builder's Dockyard
>>39735981>Investigate the interior of the Builder's DockyardCould we also have our drones passively search for new organisms on our secured planets?
>>39735981>>Investigate the interior of the Builder's Dockyard
>>39735933Way to think ahead of the curve anon! Territorial expansion is the next logical step in the establishment of a space empire. Add it to the to do list.
>>39735981>Investigate the interior of the Builder's Dockyardafter that could we >Manage your forces on Gemini
>>39735981>Your pod watches as a heavily damaged fleet returns with a Commonwealth corvette strapped along the side of the hull of a cruiser like a dear carcass draped over a car.I'm sensing some potential research here.
>>39735981>Scout the depths of HuronDidn't we already find a whole skunkworks in the dockyard? I'm still waiting for options from that, honestly.
>>39736055>Way to think ahead of the curve anon! Territorial expansion is the next logical step in the establishment of a space empire. Add it to the to do list.All the planets I just suggested are noncontested. Meaning they're up for grabs.
>>39736075That's what the option >Investigate the interior of the Builder's Dockyard is for smart guy.
>>39736113I know, we just have to find the time to have a vote on it. Which is becoming increasingly difficult, given the sheer number of things and research developments occurring simultaneously across the hive right now.
We going to be testing our terraforming ability on any of these planets soon
>>39735981>OtherFinally look at those systems those pods were sent to like 5 threads ago.
>>39735981The dockyard is truly massive. Your drones have spread out to cover more ground, finding endless laboratories filled with all kinds of strange designs and unorthodox weapon systems. Few of them show any promise. You suspect that, without the creative and intuitive nature of quantum computing, that the Builder had simply attempted to use sheer overwhelming numbers to beat the odds into submission.As your drones continue inward, the air starts to become less stale, with slight drafts swirling the dust and ice crystals, and even signs of liquid moisture growing in thin layers of dew on scattered surfaces.In the distance, you hear a noise. A quick clang of metallic plating echoing from the back of the structure, where the visual damage from outside seemed the most severe. It could have simply been a corridor collapsing from the damage. Either way, it sounded to be several kilometers away at least.>Investigate the noise>Continue to search the labs and workshops>Other
>>39736243And that's what we've got farcast for!Wish QD would straight up tell us how much it would cost though. I asked him on his ask.fm page and got now response.
>>39736277>Investigate the noise
>>39736277>>Investigate the noiseAdaptations, come to momma!
>>39736277>>Investigate the noise
>>39736277You redirect your drones to have their search sweep back in the direction of the disturbance. It is not long before you find evidence of the damage you had seen from outside. Entire district sized segments of the facility have been depressurized and exposed to space. Your vacuum workers move out to scout the damaged areas, searching for methods of making them safe for navigation while your other drones take alternate routes. Eventually you hear a familiar sound; the distinct thunk of a thorn launcher, echo through the halls in the distance, followed by a low rumble that makes the walls shudder.>Have your flies scout the area>Have your combat drones charge into the area>Other
>>39736625>Have your combat drones charge into the area
>>39736625>Eventually you hear a familiar sound; the distinct thunk of a thorn launcher, echo through the halls in the distance, followed by a low rumble that makes the walls shudder.Is Builder alive?>Have your flies scout the area
>>39736625>>Have your flies scout the area
>>39736625>Have your flies scout the area>Otherdirect some workers to building that pool w/ floating sofa for Lee
>>39736625>Have your flies scout the area
>>39736733>>39736689>>39736688can we send a warrior to go along with the scouts?i would like to protect what ever drone is getting attack.
>>39736733This.We must do this.Have Lee's lighter sitting on the sofa too.
>>39736625THE OBSIDIAN QUEEN IS HERE
>>39736764yeah sure +1
>>39736764Fuck it sure, just make sure the warrior is a bit aways.
>>39736791No. That lighter will remain around our neck for all time.
>>39736625>Have your flies scout the areaYour flies charge ahead of your drones as they move in behind, and you have them spread out through the twisting, broken corridors to map out the area.Please roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>39736859FOR MOTHER!
>>39736733Supporting this. We must ensure our ambassador is comfortable.
Rolled 86 (1d100)
>>39736874Flies and their high rolls...
>>39736842Because it's stupid. Seriously fuck off with the stupid shit.
>>39736874Dumb-ass they all got taught to whisper that now remember?
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>39736859WE GOT IT
>>39736874You did mother proud, anon. Well done.
>>39736902Whats the point in making sense?, This is for stupid fun isn't it?, Also we like couches don't you?
>>39736898You think that concerning ourself with ensuring the Lee's comfort is STUPID?...I think we have a black queen infiltration here...
>>39736954Too right. Hang 'im. A hanging always learns them.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>39736859
>>39736954>>39736977No kidding.We gotta put in a hot tub next to his pool. Maybe throw him a few female clones to keep him company, eh?
>>39736954>>39736977>>39737014While I do love lee, since the beginning of the game,We shouldn't really have this as a main priority guys, Just don't get carried away.
>>39736933>Whats the point in making sense?What's point in being stupid if it reduces the collective intelligence of the playerbase? Because that's what happen when take jokes too far. The idiots start to think their in good company.>This is for stupid fun isn't it?I go to banished quest for that.>>39736954>>39736977>>39737014And the idiots clearly think they're in good company.
>>39736954Okay seriously stop.This joke has gone too far, it's starting to be a detriment to the Quest at large.Well it's more like it's BEEN a detriment but QuestDrone managed to finangle the entire Lee stupidity into Union psionics gov'ment experiment bullfuckery.
>>39737046Yes, you're probably right.We shall not ignore it, of course, but ensuring the safety of Lee and the Hive must take precedence.Speaking of, what's everyone think gonna happen when he finds out about the clones/captured humans?
>>39737076NO FUNSTOP ITSTOP ENJOYING YOURSELVES
>>39737076>banished questOh fuck not one of you again. Look, you guys already completely wrecked Snakecatcher Quest, please don't do that here just you can't make decisions to save your life or trust ANYONE. We're trying to have fun here with our jokes. We don't need your poison to ruin that for us.
>>39737133Um, Idea, Can we keep him on board the Theseus's ship? I don't really think he will like that. Albit that implys we bring him to hive territory
>>39737138>NO FUN>STOP IT>STOP ENJOYING YOURSELVESPlease anon. I shitpost in banished quest talking about fucking literal piles of shit and you think I'm against fun. I'm not against fun I'm against you dragging this quest down to the shitter with your stupidity.
>>39737046I agree with your opinions, but I still don't see the harm in a joke.
>>39737220Dude, Calm down your jimmies seemed rustled, Who the hell care!, Nobody gives a damn. As long as it doesn't make us lose it does not matter. But seriously we should stop this silly little conversation, Can we just go back to taking lee to Leeland, I mean Im pretty sure we all want to see his face when he gets there, we should take a picture too.
>>39737220>people mention making a pool and a couch for Lee>they're now worse than hitler
>>39737046>since the beginning of the game,We shouldn't really have this as a main priority guys, Just don't get carried away.>since the beginning This!
>>39737220BQ player pls go.I find it endlessly amusing that you would try and argue that a joke is detrimental to the quest, when you openly state you're a shitposter. Your foaming at the mouth at other people having fun speaks volumes about your own intelligence levels.
>>39737187>Oh fuck not one of you again. Look, you guys already completely wrecked Snakecatcher Quest, please don't do that here just you can't make decisions to save your life or trust ANYONE.I've been here since the beginning anon and I mostly follow BQ for the shitposting. Also I'm not the only BQ player here.>>39737237Anons lack self restraint. They never realize they're taking things to far until it's too late.
>>39737220>I shitpost in banished questif i met you irl i would probably kill you, pretty much all posts in that quest are shitposts and you retards can't plan for shit
>>39737323>I mostly follow BQ for the shitpostingAnd this is why you're terrible.
>>39737277>Can we just go back to taking lee to Leeland, I mean Im pretty sure we all want to see his face when he gets there, we should take a picture too.Most of the people don't -care- about Lee, let alone his reactions, and the ones who do beyond the joke have their priorities fucked.
>>39737335Honestly i blame the samefaggs who are proud of "saving the quest".Those fuckers brag about that shit.
>>39737377>I speak for everyone else
>>39737323>Also I'm not the only BQ player here.Well that perfectly explains where all the murderhobos are coming from. You guys are all complete retards, you know that right? The only ones who lack self restraint are you, in all likelihood.
>>39737384Honestly, just support what you believe is the right decision, I've argued plenty of unpopular opinions on quests, some have been right, some have been wrong, I've never samefagged on any of them. Just be an honest anon.
>>39737384Somebody has to do the dirty work.
>>39737434PGQ Anon here, I'm one pretty sure we're where all the waifu/husbando fags come from too. Don't judge us (Theseus for best husbando)
>>39737444You are asking a BQ shitposter to be honest. These guys are such a toxic blend of spitefulness and dishonesty that would be like expecting a fish to drown in water.
>>39737416I don't care about a worthless sack of wasted nutrients when we can be building our Space Bug Empire with billions upon billions of drones, destroying the traitor bitch that slaughtered the rest of our species and our mother, and then taking the fight to a bunch of Possibly-Extradimensional Crystal Void Gods and that taking their supposed mastery of technology and making it our own before we transcend this universe to begin the conquest anew.What can Lee do to ever be a benefit to us? At least Elizabeth actively helps with research, Lee can't even do that, at most his only "Usefulness" is dubious at best as a political tool, one which people probably won't actually care about or connect to and the use of him would probably get the Union on our asses anyway because we would be admitting to be the ones who fucked their Supah Sekret Psionic research.
Guys can we just play the game please?
>>39737461If you can't convince the rest of the players of your choice, that doesn't mean you get to be a little bitch and cheat your way to being right.>>39737444Same i usually just convince the guys what to do, you just have to work through out the whole thread.>>39737496Not the anon throwing a shit fit over lee.
>>39737515For the lattermost point they'd have to first go public with the fact that they were detaining Lee. Which wins them very few points and makes our little jailbreak look better.Although I do not feel diplomacy with humans is wise at heart, I'd feel better just juicing them.
>>39737475Again, fuck off BQ player, your bullshit and idiocy might be seen as funny in your own quest, but you haven't done anything for this one. We aren't amused by you trying to sabotage every character relationship that crops up, or your inability to plan for more than 20 seconds into the future. You are the worst flavor of shit on this entire board.
>>39737571>And while all the retarded anon's argued, Quest-drone left went to get a snack.>Will he ever come back?>Will anon stop being a jerk?>Find out next week on waifuwars.
>>39737584I said PGQ, not BQ, get your insult targetting right.
>>39737548It's not really cheating if it saves the MC some trouble. More like powergaming.
>>39737570The Union I'm not interested in diplomacy with so much.The Commonwealth, however, could work.
>>39737570They wouldn't have to go public at all, they don't have to tell the Public anything beyond possibly fabricated evidence that we attacked them, who are they going to believe? The Government who controls their media, or the Giant Psionic Hive Minded Space Bugs who use a regular schmuck that was publicly disgraced as their Xeno-relations person?
>>39737496You do realize you're just shitposting now.>>39737515I agree with you man but those anon have to have their joke/husbando or whatever the fuck they're shitposting about they get all pissy.
>>39737595O I like that show!
>>39736859Your flies move out and circle back, closing in on the source of the noise. As you grow closer you hear the sounds of a desperate conflict, with the sounds of weapons firing madly against the thumping rumble of explosions. Your drones begin to smell a faint scent, distinct and complex in nature, and your thinkers quickly translate the language."Regroup. Fall back. Cover." The scents say, each a layered and overt command. Your drones quickly get close enough to hear the rattling that makes up the more detailed portion of the language."Move to flank. Attack above. Adjust position to defensive. Return to position seventy."Each command is met with silence amid the sound of conflict. Your flies locate a number of drifting bodies, some of Scavengers, and others bulky, bright yellow drones that twitch in their death throws. Beyond them several squads of Scavengers fire from behind makeshift cover as mad warriors claw and tear at them in endless waves, their minds devoid of order or cohesion.The builder is a far more distant relative, and her network is far more difficult to feel, but you grasp a hint of their minds as they tear at the Scavengers."We wait for mother. Defend for mother!"Their numbers are great, but with their lack of a queen's guidance they struggle against the organized Scavenger defensive line. Neither side has seen your drones, but you doubt the Builder's drones would recognize you as anything more then the forces of a rival queen.>Wait for the fight to end>Have your ships target the corridor and destroy both sides>Attack all sides with your warriors>Attempt to help the warriors break the Scavenger line>OtherSorry, had an internet hiccup, should be fine now.
>>39737605Yeah, and I'm saying that the only ones who go around this board claiming to be PGQ players are BQ players looking to build strawman waifufags. Even PGQ players are smart enough to know they're widely hated.
>>39737722>Attempt to help the warriors break the Scavenger line
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>39737722>>Attack all sides with your warriors
>>39737722SWARM THE SCAVS
>>39737722Wait. Fresh living Scavengers that got abandoned.We can make them into hybrid infiltrators when the next set of Scav ships comes looking for what happened to the others.We just have to leave them in a part they can survive in after removing anything interesting.
>>39737738I was making a joke about the fact that we're widely hated, as are BQ, but at least PGQ isn't massively retarded, just extraordinarily argumentative.
>>39737722>OtherCould we use Builder's memory crystal to manipulate the drones?>>39737814This sounds like a good idea.
>>39737722>OtherLocate the Thinkers keeping the warriors from falling into a coma.Kidnap them and take them back to Leeland.We can either attach a parasite to them and convert them into our own drone, or stick them in a bio-tank to scan their memories.
>>39737630Considering their people's suspicion of the government and our assets + Theseus I believe there's more dynamic political opportunities in relation to the 'Public Figure Lee' than what you're simplifying the situation into.But I prefer blasting things so I'll make no effort to espouse them.>>39737722>Attempt to help the warriors break the Scavenger line
>>39737875Would this work?
>>39737889Well it should.
>>39737889It would also be prohibitively expensive.
>>39737967>It would also be prohibitively expensive.No it wouldn't anon. You're just pulling that out of your ass.
>>39737722>>Attempt to help the warriors break the Scavenger line
>>39737722>Attempt to help the warriors break the Scavenger lineYou watch as the Scavenger firing line rips the swarming warriors to pieces. Your own warriors are not far at all, and could charge the defensive line from several sides at once, or you could hold your drones back and fire from behind the builder's swarm. It would be safer, but likely less effective. You suspect your flies' acid would also be an effective distraction to give the raging drones a chance to close in, although it would be costly.>Detonate your flies against the Scavenger position>Charge with your warriors>Have your warriors attack from a distance>Other
>>39737377Been lurking since thread 1 and I find lee hijinks enjoyable. It gives a nice counter balance to the serious tone of the quest. Witgout him and couch jokes the hive just feels bland.
>>39738034>Charge with your warriors
>>39738034First,>Detonate your flies against the Scavenger positionthen>Charge with your warriors
>>39738034>>Charge with your warriors
>>39738034>Charge with your warriorsLets do this.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>39738034>Charge with your warriors
>>39738034>>Have your warriors attack from a distance
>>39738143And they say fluff has bad rolls...
>>39738056It's all fine and dandy until it becomes a detriment, which it has.Anons are incapable of recognizing when a joke goes too far, 44 god damn threads is enough.
>>39738034>Charge with your warriorsPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>3973819844 threads isn't enough.>>39738214
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>39738214
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>39738214
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>39738214
>>39738236And the dice gods punished you for your insolence.
>>39738214>>39738278Well at least not all of them died.
>>39738319That's the fourth roll. It doesn't count.
>>39738252>>39738272>>39738278three rolls below fiftyamazing
>>39738236>>39738252>>39738272YOU FOOLSLOOK AT WHAT YOUR META-BULLSHIT HAVE DONEYOU GUYS DIGSUST THE DICE GODS WITH YOUR BICKERING!REPENT, REPENT YE META-ARGUERS!
>>39738362...fuck.Still, not all of them died. Just more than I'd thought.
>>397383833 rolls below 50, standard for the hive unfortunately
>>39738390As the anon who first mentioned the lighter this thread, I REGRET NOTHING.In all seriousness, I wasn't trying to start or enflame anything. Feel kinda bad that people got so pissed.Not counting the admitted shitposter, of course.
>>39738466Well, since /tg/'s quest attendee are usually made up from excitable biomass, that lighter sure started sparks.THE FIRE RISES
>>39738466I am in the firm belief that everyone is a shitposter.
Lee was the first intelligent life form we made contact with wasn't he? I rather like that the Queen is attached enough to save him. We'll just see if we can help him get his life back together somehow and then I imagine he'll leave our space or just kind of be around like the twins if he stays. I guess what I'm saying is it shouldn't be too long before Lee gets wrapped up to some extent, so just bear with it.
>>39738214Your warriors charge down the corridors, firing their weapons as they do. Several of the aliens are struck and sent drifting from their cover and into the oncoming wall of mad drones, where they are quickly torn apart."New flanks. Return fire. Fortify shaken position. Assume position thirty one. Fall back."You can feel a shift in the scents about the defenders. The chemical markers of a tactical retreat. The smaller aliens set up defensive lines along the makeshift cover and slowly move back as their commanders flee into the dark corridor. The sudden shift in formation as they turn their attention to your drones gives the mad warriors an opening, and they begin to swarm over the cover, tearing the defenders to shreds and firing their weapons at close range. The swarms close ranks in the middle as you and the crazed warriors slam into the fortifications.A heavy warrior obliterates a crate with its sledgehammer and kicks off from the wall to a Scavenger, grabbing its chest in its claw and firing the piston with a hiss, sending bits of gore flying out like the pellets of a shotgun. It tosses the body aside and opens fire into another, but a yellow warrior leaps onto its back and bites into its carapace with its mandibles with a crunch. The mandibles crack against your heavy drone's superior carapace, but you can feel the damage, and several of the wings sheer off from the bite. Your warrior reaches back as it knaws on the metal armor and fires the piston of its sledge, shattering the warrior like a faberge art piece.As the scavengers fall back, and those covering the retreat are slaughtered, the Builder's warriors turn on your own drones."Mother?""Not Mother!""Defend for Mother! Kill things for Mother!"cont.
>>39738650Now that we have Lee, we can focus on TOTAL DOMINATION.
>>39738727fugI was hoping they'd at least realize we were assisting them
>>39738739That's actually a point.Now that we don't have to worry about Lee's safety, we can put more focus on expansion and growing our power.
>>39738770It was to be expected.
>>39738777I was focusing on expansion and power growth before we even had Lee. Does that make me a hipster now?
>>39738770Drone's are fucking stupid anon, their reactions are primal if not controlled by a Queen. The real enemies here are the scavengers because their goal is the same as ours, finding useful shit. The drones are secondary because their goal is to preserve the useful shit.
>>39738825I said MORE focus, ser.You are safe from the scourge of wool caps and Starbucks.
>>39738727You can feel several warriors being torn apart by the attackers, and claws and blades slide against the armor of your heavy warriors, almost uselessly. Your flies hear a distant rattling from the scavengers as they fall back, and another shift in the scent of their commanding pheromones."Advantage: Utilize turmoil. Attack from range."Vibrant bolts of light race down the corridor like strobe lights, ripping into both swarms indiscriminately. Your heavy warriors begin to glow from the heat of the incoming fire, and as they shred the mad warriors you hear new commands echo out from the distance."Additional force holds more cohesion. Focus fire against larger threat. Designated alpha: probable leader caste."The bolts of light shift, focusing on your heavy warriors. Several of them crack and seep out molten metal as their reinforced carapaces smolder over, their armor melting away and sublimating to gas from the extreme heat and force of the blasts while your warriors struggle against the enraged and motherless warriors. You have gained their attention, and the focus of the Scavengers all at once. You could flee and mop up this horde, the are sloppy without a queen, and if you were to get away from the scavenger fire, you could easily finish them off, of course with the warriors' attention on you, they would likely charge after you if you were to lead them back to the Scavengers, although it would be far more dangerous.-72 Warriors: 128 remain-8 Heavy Warriors: 42 remain>Have your drones fall back and focus on fighting the crazed warriors>Charge the Scavengers, leading the horde back into the melee>Other (write in)
>>39738962>Charge the Scavengers, leading the horde back into the melee
>>39738962>"Additional force holds more cohesion. Focus fire against larger threat. Designated alpha: probable leader caste."Wait they have a word for caste? The Scavengers must operate on a caste system.
>>39738962>otherSend in a few handfuls of flies to detonate against the scavs.Then,>Charge the Scavengers, leading the horde back into the melee
>>39739064Or they've dealt with the Black Queen's forces (or other hives?) in the past and have some ideas based on that.
>>39738962>Charge the Scavengers, leading the horde back into the melee>Other (write in)Prepare to transport more drones as reinforcements, even if we lose here we can just throw more drones at the problem.
>>39739064No shit Sherlock.>The Scavenger's biology shows a strange dimorphism between the average recovered body and that of the commander. In addition to being larger and possessing a deeper tone on average in their language, the commander also possesses a series of highly complex pheromone glands, while the others posses an equally complex series of receptors.http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Hive_Queen_Quest#Pack_Mentality
>>39739101Use the flies, dammit.They're just hanging back being worthless right now.
>>39739203That's means we likely haven't seen all of the castes yet.
>>39739234Good idea, we should be frugal with them though, just target the commander.
>>39739271We could just sit one on its head and breathe heated air into its eyes.
>>39738962>Charge the scavengers
>>39738962>Charge the Scavengers, leading the horde back into the meleeYour drones turn and charge into the hail of photonic bolts, and the bulky yellow warriors charge in after them.>Detonate your flies on the scavengers>Keep your flies safe and away from harm>Other
>>39739330Nah, they're hyper alert, they'll be too aware of anything getting near them. We'll likely lose a few but it'll still be worth it as a distraction.
>>39739385>Detonate your flies on the scavengers
>>39739385>>Keep your flies safe and away from harm
>>39739385>Keep your flies safe and away from harm
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>39739385>Keep your flies safe and away from harm
>>39739264It means nothing of the sort.It means they have the vocabulary to express the concept "probable leader caste." To say it means there must be three or more castes is absurd. That's like saying because an alien identified you as the probably egg-bearing gender, this means their species must have more than the two genders you've seen.
>>39739385>Keep your flies safe and away from harmLosing the flies isn't worth sacrificing the advantage they bring.
>>39739474What advantage? They're the only thing here besides the rogue drones.
>>39739385If we vote yes on this how much of our fly drones will we use?
>>39739385You decide to keep your flies away from combat. this facility is too large to scout it with too few of them.Your warriors quickly close the distance, all the while taking heavy fire from the front, and the warriors behind them nipping at their heels.Please roll 1d100, best of 3.
>>39739518The flies are our sensory array. Without them we would be mostly blind and deaf to everything going on.
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>39739569
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>39739569
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>39739569
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>39739569Welcome to the birthright that is the swarm!
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>39739569
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>39739569Dammit people
>>39739566Depending on the roll, and how many were able to close in, probably several dozen, no more than 50 of your 100 available.
>>39739625I think everyone thought you would use ALL of them.
>>39739625QD our drones are immune to the fast acting spores and Builder's drones are vulnerable right?
>>39739625Could we try replaying some of the thoughts we have recorded of the wild hive babies' mother in that one meeting to get them to calm the fuck down or can they tell a recording from the real thing?
>>39740078We could try.
>>39739569"Overwhelming odds: detonate and abandon position. Division authorized: Regroup at entry point."The scavengers turn and flee as your drones overwhelm their posts, and the mad drones behind you obliterate any stragglers in a frenzy. As the drones drag one of the scavengers into the seething mass of claws and mandibles as the others escape, you feel a sudden shift in the air pressure.Outside, your ships detect a small ball of flame plume out of the hull in a ball of expanding gas, and then quickly extinguish in the cold of space as a stream of frozen vapor erupts from the hull.You feel a series of thumps quickly grow closer, and then a wall of fire billows from the nearby corridors, engulfing the swarms in flame. You watch as most of the mad warriors are incinerated, and as they singe the rear guard of your own forces, the fire recedes like an animal reaching the end of its leash. It leaps back, extinguishing itself as it collapses into the growing whirlwind, and your drones begin to slide back down the hall. Several flies are sucked down the corridor, latching onto the walls in time to see the stars of empty space, and the writhing yellow warriors being scattered into the void, along with several of your own drones as debris and chunks of bodies are sucked from the interior.>Have your ships attempt to retrieve your drones>Have your ships fire on the hull and vent the interior where the Scavengers seem to be>Other>>39739760That's my bad then. When you're dealing with large swarms like this, short of nukes or orbital bombardments, it's very hard for a single action to cause the loss of all the drones of a single type.>>39739956Correct, they have had no way to build an immunity, nor do they have the leadership to attempt it.>>39740078They could tell the difference.
>>39740228Could we parasite the thinkers?
>>39740228>>OtherDo NOT damage the hull any further, continue to give chase.Have ships encircle the hull to ensure they have no means of escape.
>>39740228>>Have your ships fire on the hull and vent the interior where the Scavengers seem to be
>>39740228>Have your ships attempt to retrieve your dronesHow many heavies do we have left? They're the only ones with oxygen recyclers.
>>39740228>Have your ships attempt to retrieve your drones
>>39740228Seconding this >>39740302
>>39740228If I remember correctly the Scavengers communicate with sound and smell meaning they're completely vulnerable we could just send in our Vacuum worker and pick them off one by one.
>>39740228>Have your ships attempt to retrieve your dronesAnd retrieve some builder warriors intact, too.And yeah chase them like the others said.
>>39740228>Have your ships attempt to retrieve your dronesYour drones claw at the air as they enter the void of space, their wings fluttering uselessly in the vacuum. Their carapace offers protection from space, but not all of your drones are equipped for space activity. The shadow of your corvettes loom over them in the distance as they close in to recover them.Please roll 1d100, best of 3.The drones that have managed to keep their grip soon find themselves in vacant silence. Your workers and heavy warriors inflate their lungs, sending their air back and forth between the oxygen producing cultures in their abdomen and their primary lungs. Your other drones hold their breath as they drift to the walls, their wings now useless in the airless space. The enemy's small jet packs would still function in a vacuum, but with your wings useless you suspect a firefight would be more in their favor, despite their scattered state.>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers down>Have all your drones split up hunt the scavengers down>Fall back to a pressurized area and seek an alternate path to the scavengers rendezvous area>Other
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>39740615Welp
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>39740615>Have all your drones split up and hunt the scavengers down
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>39740615For mother...
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>39740615>Have all your drones split up hunt the scavengers down
>>39740637>>39740640>>39740641Welp, we win this one.
>>39740637>>39740640>>39740641Shit niggerMother cares for all her children
By the way, I am convinced that typing a comment in your dice roll does in fact influence its roll. Whenever I've rolled for mother I've scored high, as for when I've appropriately praised the sun, harvested blood for the blood god, or done similar things.
>>39740686Could I interest you in my online casino?
>>39740615>>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers down
>>39740641>>39740640>>39740637>>39740615>The enemy's small jet packs would still function in a vacuum, but with your wings useless you suspect a firefight would be more in their favor, despite their scattered state.That's a solid NOPE.
>>39740686When have you done the latter two in this quest?>>39740615>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers downHow long would it take to get some cast acting spore grenades ready?
>>39740815>>39740706Spaghetti manhood mind.
>>39740615You focus your attention to your children drifting into space, taking command of the nearby corvettes. You expertly scoop them up and move them back to the hull, where they leap the distance back to the damaged corridor and regroup with others.[Drone casualties from previous roll negated]Remaining drone forces:128 Warriors42 Heavy Warriors300 Vacuum Workers100 Flies[320 Builder Worker corpses recovered]>>39740800You lack the thumpers needed to produce and effectively deploy them at the moment, as well they would be ineffective in a vacuum, as any hostiles will either be holding their breath, like your warriors, or be equipped with breathing equipment, like your heavy warriors and other drones.>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers down>Have all your drones split up hunt the scavengers down>Other
>>39740978>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers down
>>39740978>>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers down
>>39740978Could we also bring in reinforcements?
>>39740978>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers downThe flies could attempt to sneak up and hit them with paralysis venom. But that would require them to have a soft part that isn't armored. Are Scavs entirely covered in armor?How is the commander releasing his pheromones into the air?
>>39740978>[Drone casualties from previous roll negated]noice
>>39740978>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers down.Your warriors fall back with the non-combat workers, and they find an area deeper into the structure that was undamaged by the charges. They begin to scout the area for alternate paths to their target, while the other drones continue on. Your flies leap from wall to wall, darting back and forth in rapid leaps while your heavy warriors propel themselves with their legs and drift down the tunnels in pursuit.Please roll 1d100, best of 3.
>>39740978Our warriors don't have oxygen recyclers do they? In that case:>>Seek out a pressurized area for your warriors, and have your other drones split up and hunt the scavengers down
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>39741178
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>39741178FOR MOTHER
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>39741178
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>39741178plspastebin soon
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>39741178
>>39741420Look fluff, before rolling for a post, hit f5 real quick and see how many people have rolled. If there are 3 rolls there, just don't roll. Absolutely nothing good can come of a late roll, and it will only serve to antagonize the anons if its a crit.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>39741548
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>39741548>not having auto-update or the equivalent enabled
>>39741178Your drones scatter into teams with your flies leaping from wall to wall ahead of them in search of the enemy. As your drones spread out and clear the area hall by hall, room by room, you detect a faint burst of radio waves. Your flies quickly hone in on it as it bursts again."Regroup."A fly hops from a wall, and you sense a source of movement some distance away, before a series of photonic bolts fire at your drone. Your fly is caught unable to maneuver mid-jump, and pops into a mist of acid. Your drones are quick to close in on the location as the small scavenger leaps from its hiding spot and attempts to move to the source of the radio beacon. A heavy warrior turns the corner ahead of it and flips over, its tail whipping out and impaling its head, then pulling it into its embrace where the drone tears the torso in half. Several bolts of light impact it and it spins around, anchoring its legs to the floor as it opens fire. The scavengers leap to the air to evade the fire, and a tail emerges from a nearby worker passage, dismissed by the aliens as a simple air duct, and the hooked claw pulls it into the cramped space as it thrashes wildly before disappearing in a mist of fluids and bone chips.The wall explodes with the force of your warrior's sledge, obliterating the small opening to the passage as the drone lands on the ground in silence, cracking the hardened hive interior with its claws. The remaining scavenger fires its jets, leaping away from the cloud of debris as it fires into your heavy warrior, but its leg is caught in its mandibles. You can hear the muffled snapping of bone and the twisting of joints through your warrior's carapace as it shakes the alien in its jaws like a toy, and throws it against a wall where it crumples into a heap of floating scrap.The radio beacon changes."Threat escalated. Avoid engagement. Unable to damage in low number. Fall back to position zero."cont.
>>39741784>A heavy warrior turns the corner ahead of it and flips over, its tail whipping out and impaling its head, then pulling it into its embrace where the drone tears the torso in half.fucking hellsometimes i forget how terrifying we are
>>39741825That's because we rarely get into fights.
>>39741825Man, with predictive combat algorithms our drones will be at least an 8 on the Geiger scale.
>>39741825Weirdo, I don't see whats terrifying about a child playing with its food
>>39741784>"Threat escalated. Avoid engagementDAMN NATU- I MEAN HIVE, YOU SCARY
>>39741784Your flies spot another cluster of scavengers, this time openly fleeing in response to the new signal. They ignore your flies as they flee down the halls towards a central area near the back of the dock yard's superstructure.In total your flies count nearly seventy of the fleeing scavengers, all in small groups of less then a dozen. They move to secure one choke point long enough to pass through, and then abandon it, firing on your drones as they move to pursue for only a moment. The bolts cause cracks and warped bends to appear along your heavy warriors' armor, but they lack the numbers to impart any damaging levels of heat or effectively penetrate their carapace.The Scavengers fire at your flies, and peck in vain at your heavy drones as they lumber through the air with a slow inevitability, until they reach the end of the section in the form of a large airlock. Its surface is a polished metal, and the doors slide open at the aliens' approach. You hear the hiss of air on the far side as the doors slide shut, just as your warriors impact it, leaving a half-meter dent in the metal. Air hisses from where the impact has broken the seal, and your drones can smell the pheromone of fear thick in it.For those who have been wondering exactly how powerful the heavy drone armor is, I think it's better to see them in action.>Regroup your drones and seek out an alternate path into the next section>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge in>Have your warriors rejoin your other drones and breach the airlock door>Other
>>39741825With how hard we would be to root out of a planet, our crazy good coordination and our hyper deadly and maneuverable ground forces, we'd be the stuff of nightmares to a human populace. I honestly don't think the humans would stand a chance if we build our fleet up a little more.
>>39741973>Have your warriors rejoin your other drones and breach the airlock door
>>39741973>>OtherHave warriors search for alternate entrance, have heavy warriors rip into and weaken the airlocks. If the warriors find an alternate entrance, have both them and the heavies bust in simultaneously.
>>39741973>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge in
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>39741973>For those who have been wondering exactly how powerful the heavy drone armor is, I think it's better to see them in action.Well now I have to know, thanks quest drone>>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge inFORWARD NOT ONE STEP BACK!
>>39741973>Sends a fly in through the crack>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge in
>>39741973>>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge inSonic sledges, the ultimate lock pick.
>>39741973>>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge inI'll take that recommendation. By god I'll take that recommendation.
>>39735441There should really be a Colossus in that mix or an equivalent.
>>39741973>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge inBATTERING RAAAAMCome on you sons of Bugskowskis, do you want to live forever or for Mother?!
>>39741973>>Have your warriors rejoin your other drones and breach the airlock doorIf they're half as competent as I expect them to be, the scavs will have defensive positions and clear lines of fire behind the airlock.Thats why we have the heavies charge and the other drones swarm in for the melee.
>>39742064>Colossus (20) – 300Nigga u what
>>39741973You know, we really do just need to cram a ship with thousands upon thousands of flies and use them to swarm absolutely everything.
>>39742088That's what I'm saying man, we need more!
>>39742090A pod shaped like a tick that flies out, latches onto a hull, melts a hole and absolutely floods it with flies
>>39742126Don't we always need more everything?
>>39742090Not if they have fuckhueg bugzapper shield fields that is. You need something bigger for that. Variation, dudes, saving your army's bacon since prehistory.
>>39742088>>39742126I just realized I missquoted. Meant to reply to >>39741973
>>39742134I NEED IT
>>39742134You know, I just asked QD about efficient boarding strategies a couple days ago.http://ask.fm/QuestDrone/answer/126725383717
>>39742090>>39742134>>39742162This needs to happen.I also want terror ships for when we start invading dense population centers.
What about a giant mosquito that sucks nothing really, just is really annoying and if your unlucky gives you a disease.?
>>39742201How about small flying injector drones that carry a strain of our planets mind controlling cordyceps spores?
>>39742186Well, all of our ships already have boarding proboscis, so we could very effectively use our pods for that. All we need to do is knock out any shields first, and go for areas of the hull where there point defense systems couldn't blow up the pod.
>>39742214That's what the flies are for bud, they've got their own hypodermic blades now.
>>39742134I misread that as>A pod shaped like a dickWell either way, it needs to happen. Reminds me of that one /v/ post with the mud dauber nest inside a wii full of paralyzed brown recluses.
>>39741973>Have your heavy warriors breach the airlock door and charge inYour warriors attempt to find their own way in, but you do not wait for them. The airlock appears to be sealed tight despite the damage, but fortunately you have a key.Two of your heavy warriors prime the pistons of their sledges, and bring them down on the door's corners.Please give me 1d100, best of 3.
>>39742255Yeah, I suppose. Can't we make a new, more effective template for that though? The flies seem mainly for spying, I'm thinking of the injectors being much more aggressive. No scouting at all with those. Maybe triple the payload they can carry.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>39742277
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>39742277
>>39742214Only if it looks suitably creepy.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>39742277DON'T BRING ME DOOOOWWWN
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>39742277
>>39742293Jesus Fuck.Those poor scavengers.
PRAISE THE MOTHER!
>>39742287Okay...>>39742293JESUS FUCK YES>>39742308NOT A ONE WOOOOOOO
>>39742293Our Heavy Warrior Drones are basically T-1000's, aren't they?
>>39742294This but scaled down to the size of your fist?
>>39742331No, they're main battle tanks in a medium drone chassis.
>>39742293Looks like I roll well again.
...Well then. Do you think we should try and take a few of them alive, so we can practice our infiltration techniques on the Scav fleet?
>>39742286A drone is literally nothing but the sum of its adaptations.There is no possible way to improve upon a small injector drone beyond Advanced Wings, hypodermic claws, and a hypodermic tail, unless you've noticed something specific.
>>39742293They're going to get fucking annihilated, and it will be glorious.
>>39742393That would compromise its speed. Just send more of them instead. They won't run out of poisons.
>>39742393That will make it much easier to spot and hit though, and that would remove the flies greatest defense; their agility.Besides they can produce the bioweapon continually on their own, how would a honeypot help them to infect people?
>>39742349Not creepy enough. More like this
>>39742393The trade off in stealth wouldn't be worth it, let's be honest we'd never use these things. We already fused assassins and flies and now they do everything they need to,
>>39742088>>39742126We HAVE more.Both from eggs freshly laid, and inherited.The thread copypasta is just out of date.
>>39742426They can hit more targets. And it was in response to carrying the cordyceps strain. As far as I'm aware they can't produce their own cordyceps.
>>39742458We need even more than whatever we have.
>>39742487We need more of everything, anon.MORE DRONESMORE WARRIORSMORE SHIPS
>>39742470Eh, if we seriously were looking for massed dispersal, it'd be easier to load the spores into grenades and air burst missiles, and shoot them into population centers.
>>39742501What we need the most isMORE STAR SYSTEMS
>>39742515That works perfectly too.But flies carrying it could do it stealthily, and no one would know where the infection is coming from.
The best thing about rolling just enough to killinate the second of the BFI's three escape trucks, and not the final one, is that now we can trace where they're taking all their secret psionics research to.If we'd successfully destroyed everything we couldn't track them.
>>39742518ALL YOUR STARS R BELONG TO MOTHER!
>>39742515Puffball mines with cordyceps spores that grow from the biomass if we ever do the biomass bomb idea
>>39742515>>39742553>>39742578I love when we get all mad scientist in here.
>>39742293KNOCK KNOCK, MOTHERFUCKER.
>>39742578There is probably something like that on Capital.
>>39742561There's a silver lining in everything anon.
>>39742578I would love nothing more than our strongholds growing vast fields of these things.
Hey, Lyle's privy coat for thwarting Union scanners.We should research and duplicate it. We might be able to improve upon it and give him a better model that can thwart the good scanners, not just the cheap ghetto ones.Our hybrids could really use their own privy coats as well as an arsenal.
>>39742626They're a popular defensive measure in my games lolClouds of paralyzing spores are very useful
>>39742564That ain't mother, fool.
>>39742670Holy shit I love this picture, Thank you for en-lighting me.
>>39742611>>39742626Friendly reminder, we've already got man eating kudzu and freakin' razor mines growing out of our walls thanks to hive creep.
>>39742650>>39742277Speaking of which, QD, can our hybrids and chimeras use drone weapons like thorn launchers?And would they alert anyone if they were to show up under X-ray?
>>39742709more murder is never bad anon
>>39742650Also, a few things in Dillon's box of toys are things we've never seen before and don't have:- plasma rounds- "micro-rocket" rounds- magnetized bores (arcs towards ferromagnetic armored foes?)
>>39742709Isn't more weapons better?
>>39742709>>39742741>>39742762We really need to search our planets for more adaptions or at least have our passively find more organism we can study. The way we are currently going about it is too inefficient.
>>39735441>Gilled Warrior (100) – 700>Aquatic Warrior (50) – 400So the formerly dubbed "Aquatic Warrior" design (that can't swim) is now renamed Gilled Warrior, and the hydrodynamic warrior design is now called Aquatic Warrior?Good. The pastebin should probably be matched to that new naming though.>Aquatic Sniffer (200) – 400But this is wrong. The Radio senses were removed from the design when they were made, so their upkeep is half that.
>>39742709Exactly, it's not nearly enough passive ambient murder for us.We need to turn air against them, hell, we need to turn the primordial force of gravity into a passive defense.Artificial Gravity Drone Platforms soon? They could pull off some Pein shit if it actually works.
>>39742277The doors rip from their hinges, and there is a rapid puff of noise as the air in the tunnel is sucked out. The Scavengers within have their weapons at the ready, and open fire as your heavy warriors charge in. They fire, and your drones place several bolts of chitin deep into several alien torsos as they close ranks. A warrior charges and brings its tail over its head, grasping one of the aliens and flipping it over your drone, slamming it against the ground behind it as it continues on to the next, and the drones behind it rip it apart, sending body limbs and cybernetic organs bouncing along the metallic hallway and covering the small windows with blood.One of the Scavengers manipulates some control device, and it flashes with heat. It runs its claw along the buttons again, and then begins pounding on the device as it refuses to respond. It finally turns as a drone snaps one of the Scavengers over its back and lets it drift away, and then closes in, the blaster fire giving its carapace a faint glow, but little else. Your heavy warrior grabs it in its claw with its piston primed, and slams it against the inner airlock, then fires.cont.
>>39742811>Artificial Gravity Drone PlatformsIsn't that basically what the capillary tower mega construction does?
>>39742825>the blaster fire giving its carapace a faint glow, but little elsedamn
>>39742825>One of the Scavengers manipulates some control device, and it flashes with heat. It runs its claw along the buttons again, and then begins pounding on the device as it refuses to respond.Probably det charges, thank Mother for the 99
>>39742825HAHAHA HOLY SHIT
>>39742844Capillary towers is just a fancy name for Space Elevator.He's talking about pulling off some Mass Effect biotic shit, gravitational singularities from just the flick of a wrist and a flex of the nervous system, except purpose-designed.
>>39742860They're getting predictable. They always put charges everywhere to set off later.
>>39742898Maybe we should start sending waves of flies forwards to detonate on the charges.
>>39742898I still question their sanity, knowing the method of FTL they use.That there is some Event Horizon / Failed Gellar Field Warp Travel bullshit just waiting to happen.
>>39742914They can only teleport one Planck length at a time. There is very little that can go awry. A Planck length in the wrong direction? And then the failsafe measures shut it down.
What even is a "variable-strike" weapon?
>>39742898Predictability is a good thing if its your enemy. That and they haven't realized that we can tune into their frequencies.>>39742914Its probably not that different from our own blink drive, only that the teleport is much much more shorter ranged, and they do several 10^nth teleports to get anywhere.
>>39742925Failsafe measures can fail, and they don't strike me as a particularly attentive species when it comes to maintenance.
>>39742950They fail in a safe manner. That's their point.
Hey QuestDrone... would it be possible to weaponize a capillary tower.
>>39743004Imagine massive atmosphere breaching arms on a planet slowly bending over to hit you.
>>39743004Why would you want to weaponize a space elevator?The most damaging it can get is if Hiveforms the world around it, which would happen anyway because of how our Creep spreads and the nanomachine swarms we send out to make our metal trees for resource gathering.The thing is going to have enough problems being a giant tower bridging the ground to Space.
>>39743051Or maybe... spewing forth clouds of corrosive gasses that slowly melt through metals.A nice area denial tool against aircraft/armored vehicles.
>>39743066>Area Denial tool>Not fucking ourselves over.A Space Elevator is not a weapon, it's infrastructure, it exists for the sole purpose of transferring ground industry to space industry.
>>39742825Your few flies sent to scout the area have detected a number of sealed areas. Worker passages cut off suddenly with a wall of metal, and passages ending in a manufactured metal wall. You eventually find a small air intake valve, and your fly crawls its way in. Ahead of it are a number of filtration devices, and to the side is a translucent maintenance panel, through which you see a large open hangar. Metal panels have been welded over openings in a patchwork pattern, and the natural formation of hive structure has been carved into to create a semblance of a structured chamber. On the far side is a short airlock with small windows along the sides, most of the scavengers you have seen are set up around the entrance, as well as others moving about a small ship set in the middle of the hangar.There are a number of flashes of light in the windows, and then they are obscured by blood. The scavengers take up defensive positions around the airlock as others run from the bloodied windows. In the open air you can hear a synthetic rattling from the door as a readout flashes something in a heat-based language."Pressurization failure: Unable to open."It flashes several more times until it is replaced with panicked banging. Six loud knocks in total, and then silence.A moment later, a shape forms itself in the airlock with a loud bang, just big enough for a Scavenger's torso. A moment later there is another, and then another. There is a hissing of air as your heavy warriors slowly breach through the inner airlock. Scavengers uneasily grasp their weapons with their free hands and sway their manes as they sit in position around the door.>Have your heavy warriors circle around and breach one of the walls with your warriors>Have your warriors claw through the air filters as the heavy warriors breach the airlock>Other
>>39743086Full circle. Always comes back to this.
>>39743083Oh anon, implying we can't have both.
>>39743091>>Have your heavy warriors circle around and breach one of the walls with your warriors
>>39743091>>Have your warriors claw through the air filters as the heavy warriors breach the airlock
>>39743091>>Have your warriors claw through the air filters as the heavy warriors breach the airlockFlanking. Preferebly just after the Heavies breach the airlock.
>>39743091>"Pressurization failure: Unable to open.">It flashes several more times until it is replaced with panicked banging. Six loud knocks in total, and then silence.FUG
>>39743091>Have your heavy warriors circle around and breach one of the walls with your warriors
>>39743091MULTIPLE WALL BREACHES WITH HEAVIESWARRIORS CLAW THROUGH FILTERS
>>39743091>Have your heavy warriors circle around and breach one of the walls with your warriors>>Have your warriors claw through the air filters as the heavy warriors breach the airlockWhy not both?
>>39743151>>39743160We need to be ultra terrifying. This.
I'm listening to this as we utterly destroy these guys.It fits pretty well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM3KI7q-DNY
>>39743091I can't think of an >Other, since we didn't bring much versatility with us, so I'll second >>39743151this.Next time we need to bring more drones and more types of drones. Like a digit or two more. Also thank god for that pressure hammer.>>39743202Pretty good.
>>39743202This one might be more foreboding now that I think about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl1HnAgSnT0
Does their heat vision need a medium to travel through? Because if that is the case we can vent the atmosphere. If it does need a medium that means it's photon based and we can kill the lights to muffle things.
>>39743251>If it does need a medium that means it's photon based and we can kill the lights to muffle things.This sentence is full of so many contradictions.If it does need a medium, then it is not photon based. Because photons pass through a vacuum fine.If it's photon based, which it obviously is, in the infrared spectrum, it does not follow it requires an external source that reflects off the target. It's based on heat radiation. Everything warm glows.
>>39743091>Have your warriors claw through the air filters as the heavy warriors breach the airlockPlease roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>39743295COME ON BABY MOTHER NEEDS A BRAND NEW 100
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>39743281Sorry, meant to say doesn't. I'm kind of worn out.>>39743295pls
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>39743295
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>39743295
>>39743305Wow okay, that was way too close for comfort.
>>39743305Well shit>>39743309Not much better>>39743311Passable.
>>39743295The doors explode, their twisted metal frames sent flying in either direction as the airlock hall begins ripping the air from the hangar. The scavengers open fire, their weapons focused on the first to emerge. The drone lumbers out, clawing its way through the wind and up to the first enemy. Its tail whips forward and stabs the alien through the chest, then opens its claws, slicing the body in two. It throws one half into the firing line to one side, and then charges, bringing its claws up into an uppercut that liquefies the upper half of the target as the punch lands and the sledge goes off. A circle forms around it, blasting the drone from all sides and slowly melting its joints. A leg falls off from the heat, the slag of its carapace becoming an oozing puddle stuck to the ground. It lurches forward, grabbing a scavenger in its mandibles as its tail swings in a wide arc, slicing through three enemies at once as it reaches out with its claws and fires its piston, sending out a shock wave that blasts a squad into the air. The drone looses another leg, and then an arm, and its carapace begins to crack and warp, until it begins to fade from your mind.The drone slumps over dead, its remaining legs fused to the ground. As the firing stops they turn to your other heavy warriors, which pour from the airlock in an apparently unending stream, and then one of them seems to hear the sound of warping metal, just as the air duct gives way and your warriors fly forth from the flank, their wings offering frightening mobility in the zero gravity.The ship in the center of the hangar rumbles with life, and a turret adjusts to aim at the breach, ripping through a dozen warriors in a single salvo. Your heavy warriors close ranks with the scavengers and body parts and mechanical implants go flying into the air like a chicken in a jet turbine. A turret of the ship turns again, and a bolt of light fires into the swarm of heavy warriors, incinerating three at once.cont.
>>39743584Send a couple of corvettes to the location, just in case this ship tries to make a runner.
>>39743584Holy shit. Every time I see our troops in combat I feel a mixture of horror and awe.It loses a limb and it responds by ripping apart another handful of enemies.
>>39743584Looks like we'll have a chance to one of their ships after all.
>>39743608I think this is more of a non-FTL dropship, otherwise it would have made a runner as soon as we blew up the fleet when we first got here.
>>39743631I DON'T CARE, POSITION THE FLEET TO OBLITERATE IT SHOULD IT ATTEMPT TO FLEE.
>>39743631Still that means plenty of tech.
>>39743624Break its legs it will kick you to death out of spite
>>39743624From the ask page:>Your basic warrior isn't too smart, but you can blow off a limb and they're still 86% combat effective. http://ask.fm/QuestDrone/answer/124513147173
>>39743645>Break it's legs and it'll rip out the broken bones and murder you, your entire family, your friends, and their families as well with the splintered bones.FTFY*
>>39743657I know, I was just commenting on how terrifying it is, and must be for the enemy.You dismember the thing, probably thinking it'll be much less dangerous now, then it turns around and mulches your head.
>>39743669ITS JUST A FLESH WOUND.NOW I KILL THING FOR MOTHER.
>>39743584The ship fires into the swarm of drones, hitting warriors and scavengers alike. The enemy infantry are quickly shredded into a fine puree between your drones and the indiscriminate fire of the ship, with the remaining squads firing from near the ship itself.>Focus your drones on disabling the ship's turrets>Focus your drones on killing the infantry>Other
>>39743624>>39743657https://youtu.be/Y1U73vUEbb4?t=53s>>39743693>Focus your drones on disabling the ship's turrets>Have your flies detonate on the turretsBig guns first
>>39743669They did a hell of a lot more than dismember it anon, they blew off several limbs and MELTED most of it's carapace / Underflesh and it was STILL murdering the fuck out of them with contemptuous ease, and this was one of the ones they have been shooting at for a fucking while now.I am legitimately concerned as to how much sheer devastation our Heavy Warriors can cause when they can dodge fucking lasers and bullets because of their prediction algorithms when that finishes.It would be like Mixing the Terminator, The Matrix, and the Juggernaut with the firepower of a main battle tank...as our mainstay infantry unit.
>>39743693>>Focus your drones on disabling the ship's turrets
>>39743693>Focus your drones on disabling the ship's turretsComparatively the infantry are of little threat.
>>39743693>OtherUse the flies dammit.Have the flies swarm the turrets and cover the lenses or viewports, and detonate the fuckers.
>>39743631Let's capture that ship intact. For research.
>>39743693>>Focus your drones on disabling the ship's turretsSpread out. Close distance quickly. Try and get acid on the thing as well as shoot it.
>>39743693>Focus your drones on disabling the ship's turrets
>>39743706So what you are saying is.It's like playing Space Hulk, but instead of Genestealers every single one is a Warrior / Brood Lord that is armored like a Carnifex and they swarm like 'Gaunts...while predicting and then dodging bullets and lasers.Sweet Fuck.
>>39743693>Focus your drones on killing the infantryThhey must not be allowed to fly away.Taking some fire is worth that.
>>39743718>For research.I swear this has become like a battle cry.
>>39743746We are bred killing machines, anon.A handful of warriors could potentially eliminate a small city.
>>39735585>Blaster Cannon>Simply a scaled up blaster, the blaster cannon offers a heavy direct fire weapon capable of being deployed by a large drone.Ok Imagine this drop-pod drone. Elliptical-spheroid with a super-hard shell. Drops down to the planet from orbit, lands on a structure, a building, some bunker, whatever. Front half of the shell pops open after impact, opens up to reveal hundreds of long spindly arms. As that happens it releases a shower of a few hundred flies. Upon closer inspection into the arms it reveals there are vibro-blades for tearing and ctting at different lengths and each one ended in a blaster. In the center of this flower of arms, there's the large blaster cannon partially submerged into the shell toward the center of the creature. The back of the shell holds a quantum brain which is networking with all of the flies. It also at this point or earlier should should have cracked open to reveal propulsion vents that can propel it in a variety of directions. This doesn't need to happen, but if for whatever reason, its needed, the arms can separate from the main body and will writhe around like bladed electric eel snakes under it's control. If this happens the back half of the shell will expand over most of the front and then contract back into place. Becoming pretty much a hover-tank/battering ram.
>>39743775Workers can take on humans without guns and win every time.
>>39743780This is true, but they could get whooped by response forces.
>>39743778>The back of the shell holds a quantum brain which is networking with all of the flies.And this is where you sold me on the idea, anon.
>>39743784Sure, but those response forces would get cut down like grass by our warriors.
>>39743775And we were talking about Kinetic Kill Delivery Systems for Hives filled with warriors directly into the heart of enemy cities...while being backed up by Chimera commando kill teams and other various Drone designs, including the Giant ones we used to use for mobile refineries that we need to get around to turning into Tanker bugs.We are disgustingly well suited for war.
>>39743775>>39743784>>39743780>>39743800Guys, you're going about this the wrong way.Sure, a handful of warriors are fucking terrifying, but we don't send a handful of warriors to take a city, we send a swarm of them.
>>39743812Don't forget the cordyceps blanketing.
>>39743797I hope you mean lost you.Because that isn't how it works.
>>39743778Imagine if you will a shaped shell of heavy carapace large enough to contain a heavy warrior shaped so that when launched at a target it penetrates for a few meters and then stops be it planet or ship. fire them like torps at enemy worlds or craft and we will have a "small" edge this is assuming that heavy warriors can tear their way out the eggs would probably have to be placed inside as soon as they are laid.
>>39743837Whenever we make true war, we turn entire worlds into twisted Hellscapes.Speaking of which, we really need to make something resembling the FEV, I mean, who DOESN'T want an air-borne weapon that forces excessive mutation and evolution that can turn a bark scorpion into a several thousand pound terror with an upper limit of several tens of thousands of pounds?Hell, Theseus would probably want that too, to test on empty worlds / asteroids we terraform and transplant wild life onto, for science.
>>39743693>Focus your drones on disabling the ship's turretsYour flies swarm around the ship, searching for sensors to obstruct and view ports to cover, while your drones take flight in the zero gravity, charging up to the turrets.Please give me 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>39743878
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>39743878
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>39743878For mother
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>39743878FOR MOTHER
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>39743878
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>39743878
>>39743889For mother indeed.Writing.
>>39743889Fucking saved anon
>>39743890Minus 6 point for not whispering.
>>39743889Oh thank mother for you Anon
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>39743878
>>39743905>Minus 6 point for not whispering.But they remembered to not use capslock.
>>39743889The drones are so loyal, so perfect.
>>39743921That's why we need MOAR tech anon, so we can make our drones even more perfect for their loyalty.They deserve nothing less, everything else, including our own Evolution, are fringe benefits.
Oh man we've spent all night having fun with the Scavengers here.We should really actually get to finding out about the clandestine Union research straight from the horse's ...spine.
>>39743974I love terrifying aliens.
>1 Human Chimera egglayer – 80Isn't the Brawler turning back into a hybrid since it laid an egglayer to replace its duties?
>>39744012Speaking of which, I am so excited to get a hive growing right under their noses. Just think of all the operations that can be done, all the science to be had.
>>39743974Also, Michael refused to tell the Secretary Council the specifics of why he was disconnecting.Was he trying to contain the problem before they heard about it, because it would represent failure on his part? Cover up the fact that Yune saw a bug that they think is a hive bug in that alley?And that now they're here.It would be weird to just be refusing to say anything in case the flies overheard him, because they could figure out the important part anyway by the fact he wanted to shut. down. everything.So Killinger and co might not know everything he knows if he was holding back until he cleaned everything up....that still leaves the doctor and the medical personnel who were told to alert Michael about Yune's test results if they had that particular kind of energy spike, though. They probably know what it means, they came to him urgently.
>>39743778Why not have the shell open up with an high pressure aerosol compound of hive creep. Wherever it lands, the vicinity will get covered in creep. Then the flies will all vibrate their way out of the eggs that were spread throughout the hive creep compound and swarm around. Land a dozen or so and it's like a soft creep bomb that won't annihilate infrastructure, just claim it.
Okay so what is the formal designation of the Union quadrumvirate?Theseus called them the Cabinet:>>35923739>a proposition to create a consolidated head of state to preside over the ruling cabinet.">>35924390>They are ruled by a small group known as the Cabinet. There is the Secretary of State, Commerce, Interior, and Defense. They preside over the parliament itself, The news called them the Advisory Council:>>38571782 >"Parliament agrees to bring forth controversial legislation that would add executive powers to the Advisory CouncilAnd now BFI guy called them the Secretary Council:>>39599344>"Please contact the Secretary Council." He says, and he closes the door.>>39600602Also not sure what relation the Security Council has to Parliament. Probably not a fourth name for the Cabinet is it?>>35196768>"The situation has been latched onto by multiple pro-xeno groups including several controversial groups considered as terrorist groups by the Union Security Council."
Have you guys considered making a clone of Lyle, keeping it in the healing pod asleep and using the parasite to transfer memories real time. Reincarnation and such.Since Lyle has a good chance to ge 1'nd in the face eventualy.
>>39744162But it wouldn't be the real Lyle.It wouldn't be the same.
>>39744162I proposed that ages ago. I am all for giving him extra lives.>>39744177Yes it would.
>>39743878The turrets pivot from target to target, and your heavy warriors land with a thud against the hull. Three of them embed their claws in the turret and fire their sledgehammers, lodging their claws into the metal like pile drivers, and they lift. There is a whine of creaking metal and snapping supports, and the turret begins to lift free from its housing until the blaster is connected by little more then wires and circuits. A Scavenger sits in a gyroscopic seat beneath the turret, and as it rips at its safety harness the tail of your drone plunges into its torso. The warriors begin to pour through the open gap in the hull and fill every space with gnashing mandibles and scraping claws.Your heavies are too large to fit through the gap in the hull, and they quickly lunge downward to where the remaining infantry have been firing desperately. Moments later, the chamber is silent as the last of the air escapes through the airlock, and the last of the scavengers drift motionless in the air, scattered in several locations.Your drones beam with pride at their finished task, and they sweep the area again to ensure none remain. They are painted in the cool blue of Scavenger blood, and the chamber is filled with a fine, blue mist, like a fog. It freezes in the vacuum, glistening in the dim light. On back end of the chamber is a large hangar door, built flush against the surface of the dock yard. Your ships locate the hangar door, hidden within the crater of a damaged section.cont.
>>39744186The ship itself is similar in size to a shuttle. It holds two blaster turrets, and what appears to be a fixed rotary cannon. The ship itself is longer then most shuttles, with a thin layer of armor along the back, and a heavy cone on the front shaped almost like a boat's keel, like a battering ram, which holds small alcoves for sensors and the fixed weapon. On the sides, beneath the turrets, are a set of large grapples attached to a tether, with an airlock compartment along the side of it holding a number of large metal canisters that seem similar to Union drop pods, but the end of it holds a large alloy spike, ringed with lasers and covered in maneuvering thrusters. Each pod appears large enough for six of the smaller scavengers, and one of the larger, and the nose cone is layered, as if capable of opening like a blossom.The ship seems small enough to fit within the hangar of one of your larger craft.>Blast open the door and take the ship>Have your workers re-seal the chamber and salvage the ship>Other
>>39744217>>Blast open the door and take the ship
>>39744217>Blast open the door and take the shipSince I assume 'salvage' means 'disassemble'.
...Do we have time for Advanced Interrogation Techniques on Gemini tonight?
>>39744217>Blast open the door and take the shipYour swarm fighters blast the doors open and drift into the hangar. Your warriors leap into the void back to the waiting fleet, and the Scavenger craft is slowly towed into the hangar of your frigate.Remaining hive forces:76 Warriors22 Heavy Warriors300 Vacuum Workers99 Flies>Lay replacement drones>Do not.>>39744260Sure, I'll start setting up the next thread if you guys want to keep going.
>>39744271>>Lay replacement drones
>>39744271>>Lay replacement dronesAlso yes we'd like another thread please
>>39744271>Lay replacement dronesMight as well.In the meantime, workers keep exploring the dockyard for promising projects and items.
>>39744271>>Lay replacement dronesKeep going.
>>39744271>Lay replacement drones>>39743778>>39744119Build some of these.
>>39744271I'd good keep going. How's the research with Theseus going and how are side-projects going?
>we still never found any of the Builder's projects to research
>>39744186>Oh hey guys we need an entrance, so why don't we for all intents and purposes PUNCH this heavily armored turret housing with our in-built organic Pilebunkers and just lift the fucking thing out of it's socket.God damn, I love Pilebunkers, and so does the Hive.We need a Pilebunker on EVERYTHING, including the space ships, especially the space ships.
>>39744386Well if something unfortunate comes up, we'll just take everything and sort through it at home.
>>39744271>Lay replacement drones
>>39744271>Lay replacement drones.Alright, We can take a quick break while I set up the next thread.>>39744371Theseus has been having corrosion issues, but other then that fine, there's just a lot to look through. Most of it consists of Theseus asking what a big, pulsing organ is, expecting something interesting, and then disappointment when you tell him it's just a spleen or a liver. He then asks why a ship needs a spleen or a liver.Raligha has been in a bit of turmoil lately, with the locals still going nuts and occasionally finding bits of remains, as well as the fact that their map has had several large craters added to it over night. Rainwater and rivers are quickly turning them into several large lakes, which the locals just don't know what to do with, other then assume that patch of dirt somehow really, really angered you. As such, they all agree the lake looks better.This has slowed research into local plant life slightly, due to all the chaos outside of the hive.
>>39744437Did we get those scans of the natives yet? Any more bloodroot's we can use for food?
>>39744437Any updates on the survey on farcast?And how big exactly is the Builder's dockyard?
Hey once we have pitiful looking hybrids around.Flies can disguise themselves as any small object.They can form oranges in a fruit basket. And when people reach to take a bite they get a cloud of Nepenthe dust to inhale.
>>39744437Is it feasible to duplicate Lyle's privy coat? Or improve upon it? >>39742650And we don't have any of these researched yet, do we ? >>39742753
>>39744437have you seen all the recent news on the EM drive, and do you plan on incorporating it into the quest somewhere?
>>39744437Can we have are drones grab the few research projects that show progress?
>>39744437i have to thank you for making my insomnia less boring, quest drone.
>>39744437Would the Engineer hybrid be able to manufacture rifles back in the Gemini hive from raw nutrients and metals (made from nutrients)?I remember the queen was able to make thorn launchers back in thread 4, before any infrastructure even existed.
>>39744507Yes, and yes!>>39744473Yes, you have been poking at several samples since the attack.>>39744476Just about done. It's sort of like walking through an old house and trying to turn on every appliance to see what works.Not much works.The dockyard is hundreds of kilometers in length, similar in scope to the massive space cities of the Union.>>39744564And thank's for playing. Should have the next thread in just a bit.Man, captcha thinks a pancake is a burger. I think someone at Google is failing a san check or something. These things have been nuts lately.
>>39744507>EM driveWhat that?
>>39744594boku no googlehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EmDrive
>>39744594It's an engine than can produce a lot of thrust with no propellant, which is HUGE. There's a lot of debate going around about the validity of the drive however.
>>39744582Your engineer can make rifles if you wish, since he is trained in mechanical things like that. Your egg layer can also produce basic tools and weapons of that nature, although it would be a hive designed gun, which would likely be the kind of thing most humans would want to wash their hands after touching.>>39744594It's a device that breaks the known laws of physics, at least potentially. Testing in a vacuum seemed to hold up, but the test has yet to be peer reviewed, and still needs further testing. It's very exciting though.
>>39744619Even if it comes out as Not Bullshit it'll never really see the light of day, Old Men with Money and everything.
>>39744604>>39744619>>39744635I see thinks.
>>39744643If it is true, there's no way it won't. It will DRASTICALLY reduce the cost's of any space endeavor, which is going to be saving the Old Men butt tons of money.
>>39744635QD would humans be able to use drone weapons like the Thorn Launcher?And would it raise any alarms if one were to pass under an X-Ray or equivalent scanner?
>>39744656For Space Travel, sure, but not for anything else except for maybe military use, civilian use won't ever be a thing until a few decades come and go.
>>39744672Yeah, that's sadly true. But I also don't think it would be much more cost efficient for civilian uses than what we already have and are working on.
>>39744687Gas money.The expensive fucking car would actually be worth a damn then.
>>39744702ehhh. while I honestly have no idea what the actually thing cost's, I'm assuming it's going to be expensive as a rhino's ballsack at first. And the main reason why it's making such waves is because it has a steady output of thrust with no propellant, which is huge in spaceflight because it cut's down on weight and you no longer have the limit that would normally be placed with how much fuel you can store on your ship. I'm also assuming that an engine that is powered by bouncing microwaves doesn't have a lot of acceleration, which is a lot more important in civilian vehicles.Plus electric vehicles kinda take care of the whole gas money problem, what with the ground being made in batteries and civilian solar power.
>>39744668Not ripped right from a drone's arm, since it wouldn't have a trigger, but a socket for nerves to go, but it would be rather simple to hook one up to a basic usable trigger mechanism. It would still be rather uncomfortable for humans to use, due to its odd shape.As for detection, they are still made of metal, and work on the same basic fundamental physical laws to make a small metallic object violently disembowel someone you don't like, so it still has most of the parts that weapon scanners look for.It would, however, confuse the hell out of the TSA guy that finds it, since it would look more like the remains of a chicken dinner then a gun at first sight.
>>39744748Solar power is worthless when you live in England.
>>39744781actually, while solar panels do work the best on clear sunny days, they also work surprisingly well in cloudy weather, and are only getting more and more efficient.
>>39744748My limited understanding is that it's actually quite efficient, or at least it was in the tests so far, and provides force in proportion to the amount of power you put in. We would need to put a nuclear reactor into a ship to make it go at any decent speed, but so far fission has a better track record then our last shuttle program, and I can honestly say I would feel safer straddling a fission reactor then the pile of high explosives we use today.But back on topic, I should have the next thread up in just a bit.
>>39744808Hey wait.>>35038790>They are arranged around a strange device of moving crystal. You feel them think to the device, projecting their will all at once, and the crystal turns inwards on itself and expands into unnatural shapes. The crystal twists and controls, twitching into knots of spacetime.I thought when we finished mastering the White Crystal we'd learn how to palantir or fold space with it.But. Do we still have no idea how to do the above?
>>39744859No, the technology of making similar devices as the void shards is still beyond you.For now.
>>39744874Dem spoilersQD, sometimes I think titillating us with possible tech advancements gets you off more than actual smut of your characters.
>>39744874Ohoho.And we already completed the dead void shard tech tree. Curses. And it doesn't look like neural fractals led to anything besides predictive computing.
>>39744887Anon, its like you DONT get off from SCIENCE
>>39744896Hey, I never said that was a bad thing.
So gentlebugs, Question, If we ever happen to go to war with the Union because fuck them How would we wage it, As a war of attrition or somewhat of a blitzkrieg?
>>39744911Depends on what we want out of the war.To scare them? Enslave them? genocide?Because the end goals are important in how we wage any war.
>>39744933There are like a hundred billion humans or something.I'm not saying we should genocide them. But there are kinda too many. Each one taking up 30N a day.
>>39744933I'm fine with letting them keep their way of life and go on as they always had. We'll just take all the knowledge and enter their systems as we please to do whatever.Except they will all be implanted with parasites/converted into hybrids so they cannot take actions against us.If two hybrids where to procreate, would the offspring also be a hybrid?
>>39744950I'm sure we could alter their dna to create anything we wish when they procreate
>>39744933Obviously we install Lee, As God Emperor and make him immortal and teach him true psychic powers
>>39744967>tfw tyranids are secretly hive coming back to save Lee again
>>39744942So, lets say we genocide them, and to make this thought exercise easier, we'll ignore Theseus and any of his objections towards the extinction of the human race.1. Reconnoiter all known and possible human system, attempt to gain access into their secure communications.2. Prepare a decapitation strike on important government and military facilities.3. Conduct strikes on all major manufacturing industries and logistics nodes to cripple any human wartime capabilities4. Destroy as many human warships in drydock and not under wartime footing as soon as possible.5. Destroy all human warships and spacefaring vessels. Isolate them in their planets6. Take time to orbitally bombard population centers and use biological warfare agents to root them out.>>39744950>>39744951>>39744962Repeat steps 1-56e. Ask if Theseus is okay with this line of action.7e. Assert control over human population via biological/psionic means