Elizabeth sits in her lab, dissecting a small chunk of flesh under a microscope. She seems engrossed in the contents of the small blob of cloned cells as she slices it into neat little layers, studying each one closely. She arranges each one on a number of glass slides taken from the crates found in the Raligha camp, and pinches the bridge of her nose. The psionic quills along her head ripple in frustration. She doesn’t notice the worker as it places a tray of assorted packaged MREs beside her, each taken from the Clarke’s storage, but she quickly turns when the speaker walks in with Lee in tow. She quickly places the slides into a small storage case and shuts the lid. 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
I had to go back and re-read last times session just to relive the badassery that was our fleet showing off to the Commonwealth.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kWwwh541_o
>>40607626>Current resource reservesNutrients: 8,737,541Metals: 11,099,209Credits: ₡2226Credits in Lyle’s account: ₡1,175,000>Hive population and upkeep cost Hive maintenance – 52325Queen – 5Fake Queen (4) – 220Small Egg layer – 12Worker (90005) – 180010Aquatic Worker (5140) – 20560Vacuum Worker (5200) – 31200Radiator Worker (5100) – 20400Warrior (51209) – 256045Gilled Warrior (100) – 700Aquatic Warrior (50) – 400Thinker (3000) – 9000Quantum Thinker (2000) – 10000Speaker – (3) – 12Digger (200) – 800Refinery (40) – 280Sniffer (2) – 8Small Sniffer (200) – 200Aquatic Sniffer (200) – 200Fly (1165) – 4660Wasp (30000) – 150000Haz-mat Workers (20) – 80Shock Troops (40) – 520Parasite (80) – 320Bio-tank (1000) – 25000Excavator (1000) – 19000Colossus (2420) – 36300Hovertank (200) – 5000Harvester (5000) – 95000Support 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) – 6900>Hive fleetSpace Pod (5000) – 150000Heavy Fleet Fighter (272) – 18224Heavy Gunship (36) – 1080Shuttle (10) – 250Mining Corvette (336) – 92400Patrol Corvette (126) – 63882Scout Corvette (8) – 1800Lancer Corvette (2) – 450Missile Corvette (500) – 516000Fleet Corvette (244) – 54900Heavy Fleet Corvette (48) – 56256Light Fleet Frigate (900) – 56256Heavy Fleet Frigate (36) – 51372Stealth Frigate (4) – 1952Vanguard Frigate (850) – 340000Light Fleet Cruiser (225) – 149625Missile Cruiser (50) – 118250Heavy Cruiser (110) – 133650Heavy Fleet Cruiser (18) – 45090Carrier Battlecruiser (5) – 99360Heavy Fleet Battlecruiser (4) – 32548Heavy Fleet Battleship – 51775
>>40607663That was awesome. We should have responded to their hails in Klingon though.
>>40607664>Formed fleets and ordersSmall Heavy Defense Fleet [Patrolling Leeland space]Heavy Battle Fleet [Awaiting orders]5 Missile Ambush Fleet [Awaiting orders]15 Light Fleets [Awaiting orders]4 Heavy battle fleet [Building]5 Light battle fleet [Building]Clone 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: 895,859N>IncomeMetals: 2,838,000Nutrients: 3,901,250Net: 2,265,260NI fixed the missing drones from the Farcast discovery, and the previous fleet construction has finished. Your drone and ship production and construction projects are underway, but I did not have time to fully calculate their costs yet.
>>40607664Jesus christ so many ships added. We more than doubled our fleet since last thread. And we also have a battleship.
Hey, QD, why haven't you been using the fleets and swarms in the hive population and upkeep now we are starting to use them?
>>40607664>reported cases of Body Dysmorphic Disorder greatly increased in the age of unregulated augs, as well as people using augs to achieve their "true form" which could be anything from a giant robot spider, and anthropomorphic elephant, or a dump truck.So you're saying, that had the Chandra incident not happen, a person can literally identify as an Attack Helicopter and can make use of illegal augmentations to become like one?
>>40607763Shouldn't the Skyl clones be done now?
>>40607774Feels good being terrifying.Now we need to double it again.
>>40607763Hive 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: (1969) (98,450N)[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) [Empty docks: 0/4]>Mining corvette salvage operations +2,688,000M per day (+8000M per corvette)[Farcast]Derelict Sensor arrayGlassed Hive world>Hive bunker complexDeep space waystation>100 docking pylons (10,000N)[Empty docks 115/400]>>40607784I do, I just need to rearrange all the info so as to be presented in a way that doesn't look horrible.>>40607791It was a thing that happened, although it was a fringe movement that was controversial even when it was legal.
>>40607791I just realized, we could totally start a rich black market for illegal genetic augments or whatever, purely for fulfilling peoples fetishes. Make a killing in credits and buy ourselves power in the empire.
>>40607840Shouldn't a Surface to Orbit Missile System be under construction in Raligha?
>>40607854>Selling our tech especially biotech
>>40607840New 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)
>>40607854Nah, let the humans make that for themselves.
>>40607894Military 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)
>>40607882We'd hardly be giving them the ability to make the tech, unless they know how to study genetics with space magic and then genetically engineer shit with their vaginas.
>>40607918Economic 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.>Hydroponic platform – A floating greenhouse platform used to grow farmland through hydroponics that can only be built on or near water with open access to plentiful sunlight. Each greenhouse platform supports roughly one hectare and requires a single worker to tend the crop and maintain the platform. Multiple platforms can be connected together to create fields of floating farmland. +200N per day, 1 worker to maintain.>Filter towers – A large underwater pylon built to extract raw nutrients from the microbial life of the surrounding ecosystem. Can only be used on planets with bountiful biospheres and deep oceans capable of supporting large amounts of microbes. Provides between 100 and 500 N per day, depending on the local environment. (500M)
>>40607854Or we could supply logevity enhancement and crash their health sector while laughing and reaping positive PR.
How about we terraforming the planets in Desmond into farm planets?
>>40607950Special project finished>Ralighan biology studyThe have had utilized the panic of the invasion to procure a sample of the local life for study. The biology of the natives of Raligha seems to be rooted in a predatory role, likely adapting as pack hunters before growing in intelligence. Interestingly enough, you find signs of the Gardener’s own genetic data within the native, indicating some level of alterations or experimentation, possibly even leftovers from past research in psionic implantation, although no native seems naturally psionic.[New Specializations unlocked]>SurvivalistWhile the memories and knowledge recovered specializes in Raligha, the skill set can be applied to nearly any environment or situation, including the necessary skills to skin an animal, build a shelter, and craft basic tools from items found in the environment, as well as an understanding of the basic and universal principals of hunting and foraging.>>40607876You are, just didn't have the time to calculate all the vast amounts of purchases made last thread.
>>40607951We should honestly figure out which corporations are supporting killinger (hes a politician he has to be making money somewhere), and then flood the prospective market with our own cheap goods, effectively bankrupting those companies. We can fight killinger in a campaign that stays entirely in humanities territory, an economic war.
>>40607951Union politics is already populated almost exclusively by old fucks who've been in the same posts for decades, I worry that our immortality juice will make the Union into more of an oligarchy than it already is.
>>40607989>Spiral Warrior (Ralighan only)The ancient and honored martial art, known as the Way of the Tempest, or the Bladed Spiral, depending on your translation and tribe in question, utilizes the circular nature of the Ralighan body to create a fluid spinning motion that allows the warrior to quickly move in any direction, change direction in an instant, and attack from nearly any angle along the ralighan’s spinning axis using a traditional multi-bladed throwing weapon, leather or rope lings, or specialized atlatls, as well as thin, lightweight wicker or bark shields used to deflect rocks, spears, or other small projectiles. The origin of the art form has been lost to myth, and is credited to the system’s gas giant, which is visible in the sky on clear nights, and is believed to be a great warrior from the Ralighan’s past and the first tribal leader to speak with the Mother of Builders. Judging from your understanding, the myth possibly pre-dates the hive’s arrival, but has been altered to fit the new worldview of the locals, or potentially speaks of the first native the hive used for research before establishing proper contact with the locals. Regardless, the gas giant’s apparently erratic swirling orbit as seen from the surface of Raligha is hailed as evidence that the hero figure continues to dance around the planet using this martial art in an effort to protect it from attack from the heavens.
>>40608009Finished Research>Predictive combat algorithmsBy using the vast network of the hive to analyze the fine movements and instinctive quirks of your enemies, your drones and clones can anticipate the movements and actions of well-known opponents, allowing them to position themselves in such a way as to be the least likely to be hit with incoming fire while gaining an advantageous position from which to return fire. There are limitations, however you only gain an advantage against enemies with training and biology that is familiar to you and you must be aware of the enemy to predict its actions. Replicants or non-drone agents must be connected to the hive network via parasite or psionic implant to receive any benefits.>Mantle excavationUsing a mixture of powerful nanotechnology and expansive, global hive creep, you are now able to dig past the crust of a world to reach the metal rich mantle beneath. This process can bring in vast amounts of metals, but can lead to damage to the planet’s ecosystem.
>>40608040>Finished Research>Mantle excavationTime to mine that planet in our system.
>>40608040New Research Unlocked>KataFastBy studying and testing the data granted by your predictive algorithms and your knowledge of alien biology, your thinkers believe that they can create a number of potent combat maneuvers to bolster the combat potential of your clones and non-drone agents, allowing them to fight with similar instinctive aggression as your warriors, but adapted to the limitations and abilities of the individual’s biology.>Deep Core MiningSlowTaking planetary mining to the logical extreme, your thinkers believe that your hive infrastructure, if spread across the surface of a world and given enough time, would be able to consume the ferrous metal core of a planet itself.
>>40608040>>Mantle excavation>Using a mixture of powerful nanotechnology and expansive, global hive creep, you are now able to dig past the crust of a world to reach the metal rich mantle beneath. This process can bring in vast amounts of metals, but can lead to damage to the planet’s ecosystem.
>>40608040>>Predictive combat algorithmsOh man, it begins.
>>40608085>Deep Core MiningOH YES
>>40608085>Add Deep Core Mining to research>Add Kata to research>Add both>OtherCurrent Research>Boarding podsFastWhile strikingly similar in nature to the drop pods, a number of critical alterations are made to the design to allow this pod to be fired from a specialized tube like a missile and penetrate the hull of a target vessel. It then opens to allow the deadly contents to enter the ship and engage the crew without needing to dock with the target, allowing boarding attempts without disabling a ship’s drive, although the shields still need to be deactivated.>Ship grappleMediumA simple idea at heart; throw a hook at the target and reel it in. When you take into account the relative speeds and raw kinetic forces involved in such an action, however, it quickly stops being so simple. Complex and highly durable cables and pulleys must be developed, as well as specialized bulkheads to prevent ripping the ship in two. The result, however, should be interesting, if a bit insane.>RamMediumThe concept of ramming in ship to ship combat is simple and straight forward. Doing so without obliterating your own ship, however, is a far more complex skill to master that requires numerous alterations to ship design philosophy and a willful lack of common sense. The Scavengers appear to be insane enough to have thought such a strategy useful in space combat, and are stubborn enough to perfect it. The study and extensive testing of the design of the ram should allow you to develop something similar for your own ships.
>>40608085>>40608040>Mantle excavation>Deep Core MiningUnlimited metal time! I swear we are getting real close to be able to zerg rush this universe.
>>40608009>>40607989[New Specializations unlocked]What is this? Did we just research how to make wicker baskets and karate chop people?
>>40607815>>40607774Yet anons are being pussies in going public.
>>40608161For clones anon.
You guys do realize that deep core mining WILL destroy whatever planet we do it on, without a functioning core a planet is just a desiccated ball of rock unable to hold an atmosphere.
>>40608161It's for hybrids, new skillsets for hybrids to be taught.
>>40608174Still not big enough.
>>40608174Eh looks like we are getting over it
>>40608137>Add both>SuncasterFastThis large and powerful weapon seems to use a mixture of plasma and solid slug projectiles to gain both damage and range. Disassembling it should allow you to build similar weapon systems yourself.>Variable strike weaponFastA patented weapon technology in the Union, this device is capable of switching between a large number of ammunition types in the middle of combat.>Magnetized slugsFastThis technology appears to use a powerful magnetic charge to alter the trajectory of a fired projectile after leaving the weapon, improving accuracy.>Privy coatFastThis article of clothing utilizes some manner of micro-fiber to block, or at least interfere with the signals of modern weapon scanners in an attempt to prevent weapons from tripping customs alarms or security checkpoints. The device is not fool proof, and typically is only considered reliable on older, less well maintained checkpoints.>Gravity foilsFastThe most obvious and direct application of gravity deflection technology utilizes the surrounding ambient gravitational forces to allow a drone to create thrust using a complex arrangement of thin metallic sheets, allowing the drone to hover or fly in any direction. While it can technically function in a vacuum, most such situations would be in space, where the foils would be far less effective due to a lack of strong gravity fields to manipulate.
>>40608174I personally enjoy the fun in being a sneaky git. Makes the reveal all the sweeter. Just look at that thing we did last thread.
>>40608228Its big enough to shoveinto one of the nigger queens worlds.
>>40608174I'm more interested in conquering the humans before they even realize it.
>>40608189Capture hostile owned planets and overharvest them, then deep core mine it.Even if they drive us off, we'll have ripped all resources from it.
>>40608174Let our current fleets under construction finish, then we'll be good to go public.But for now we still have less than a million workers and everyone around us have proper interplanetary empires.
>>40608252>Artificial gravity platingMediumBy utilizing insignificant amounts of antimatter to create unfocused gravitational fields, and then directing them through the gravity plating into a single direction, the internal structure of a ship can be granted a small amount of artificial gravity. White the direction of the gravity can be changed at will, or turned off, it lacks the resources and energy to project a field capable of directly causing injury>Gravity thrustersSlowSimilar in function to your Skid drive, the Gravity thrusters essentially surf along pre-existing gravity fields, increasing their performance when in close proximity to major sources of gravitational pull, be it a large celestial body, a star, a planet, an exceptionally large structure or group of structures, or the core of a gravity drive. While in deep space it becomes less effective, the law of universal gravitation means it never becomes totally useless, and when in close proximity to a powerful gravity source it should outperform most other thruster designs with ease.>Shield miniaturizationMediumWith your new understanding, previously unknown aspects of standard shield technology can be seen in a new light, indicating a small overlap between it and gravitational manipulation technology. By using newly developed technology, your thinkers suspect that they may be able to create a more compact, but less powerful shield system.>Psionic readingMediumYou are already aware of this growing ability in Elizabeth, and with her help, and more research into the remains of the dead relay, you should be able to continue to fine tune your new, more powerful psionic senses to be able to not only detect the presence of sapient thought, but to read it in more detail.
>>40608263One out of more than a dozen. She still outdakkas us by a large margin.
>>40608296>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.>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.>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]
>>40608276This. We need more infiltrators on their planets, more stealthed hives under their cities or hidden within forests.
>>40608174I agree the Hive has ridiculous production and a sizable fleet, going public in a position of power which i think were in will gain us additional facets of research, and allies against the rival queen, which we also need to take care of soon before here research catches up to us. she will not stay complacent any longer.
>>40608333>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. 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.
>>40608349Anon we could annhilate her overnight. We have all the tech to do so.
>>40608349shh let the anons try to take over the distraction while the real threat grows stronger in the back ground.
>>40608276Do you mean through installing some as a leader with a parasite? or through war?
So I was reading through our cybernetics and I think with the addition of the Kata research we can have out human clone drones become GuyversWe have the technology.
>>40608365That is good enough for now. leave that Psionic cannon alone!
>>40608387I agree but if we give her time she'll close the tech gap.
>>40608400Either way is fine with me.
>>40608387>letting a queen build up pwhen we built up power so fast.>she also has crystal gods backing her up and with their help she was able to almost make our species instinct.You are under estimating her hugley anon.
Have any of you seen the movie oblivion? Because we can totally do that with an army of Lyle clones. Just send swarms and swarms of identical humans against planets. (Or we can do that to the scavengers with there own scavengers).
>>40608404Dunno what Guyvers are, but I think that maxed out hybrids are basically low-tier Warframes/Tenno.
>>40608387>Anon we could annhilate her overnight.>actually believing this>when she slapped around all our predecessors like they were her bitches
>>40608450I agree shes the real threat all others are distractions at best. we need to make sure to take care of her before she can bring all those resources to bear. she just learned we are alive but she doesn't know our capabilities but eventually she will find out. with both of us having incredible production (her more) we need to blitzkrieg her production.
>>40608492She caught them in an ambush using a weapon that had any of them known existed would have caused her immediate demise at the hand of everyone ever. Our mother was winning that fight against her until the entity that the black queen obeys came to aid her.
>>40608487Just think Iron Man suits, but instead of robotic, think Bio-tech.
>>40608420>>40608450She can't. She doesn't have quantum thinkers to quickly develop new tech. Not to mention the fact the Void Crystal are keeping her from advancing her tech.>>40608492>when she slapped around all our predecessors like they were her bitches>Actually thinking thisThe only reason she stood a chance is because she was working with the Void Crystals.
>>40608580>The only reason she stood a chance is because she was working with the Void Crystals.And likely still is, for what reason would you think she would have stopped?
>>40608588I think you miss understand. She's a complete scrub in combat.
>>40608574So the Bleeding Edge suit?
>>40608365“Lee, how is your condition?” She says. Lee awkwardly shimmies past the speaker, which had been leading him by the hand through the dim and labyrinthine halls.“It’s like I hear whispering, all over, all the time.” He says, “my head is a little sore, but I think I’m okay for now.” Elizabeth nods.“That is to be expected here. It’s how the hive communicates, and how the Queen controls everything. You should have heard it when I first got here, it was much louder.”“Mother say to think quietly!” Your speaker shouts, clicking its claws with glee. Lee looks confused.“I thought they were all part of the Queen. Do they have individuals, or uh...” He trails off, not knowing how to phrase the question.“Both, in a way. The drones are almost like animals. They know enough to do what they were designed to do, but require commands from the Queen to know what to do.” Elizabeth points to the speaker and it chirps softly. “This little guy can talk, but unless the Queen actually wants to say something, he usually just rambles.” The speaker twitches its antennae, attempting to figure out if rambling is good or not. You reassure it with the thought as your mind fills it with purpose."So, how can I tell who I'm talking to? Do they switch around or what?" He looks to the speaker. "Are you the Queen, or just a drone right now?""Yes!" It chirps. Elizabeth lets out a stifled laugh."Both at once. In a way, it's similar to how a Ceph controls its arms. Each one has a brain, but it requires the head to organize them and give them direction." She says. Lee nods slowly."Okay, that makes sense." He says, then looks over the table of the lab. "So, have you figured anything new out? You know, with the ring wraith voices in my brain and what-not?"cont.
So how about colonizing the rest of the planets in our home system? We've been sitting on Electroponic stations for ages, even though we already have at least one gas giant readily available. Its time to do this.
>>40608631Better than that. You should check out that anime and manga.
>>40608629Im just worried about those Void crystals anon. shes not the problem her allies are but if we kill her , we may weaken the void gods presence in the area.
>>40608659>“Mother say to think quietly!” Your speaker shouts, clicking its claws with glee.kekdrones 2cute
>>40608659>“Mother say to think quietly!” Your speaker shouts, clicking its claws with gleeThat is so cute. I love our drones.
>>40608659>He looks to the speaker. "Are you the Queen, or just a drone right now?">"Yes!" It chirps. Elizabeth lets out a stifled laugh.I love this little shit.
>>40608638It's kind of hard to consistently get bad rolls when in a best of 3d100.>>40608716They only attack when someone is building a Psionic Cannon otherwise they don't give a fuck.
>>40608487tenno are guyvers
>>40608772makes sense anon but still want the bitch to die. just imagine if she talks to the humans before us and gives them void crystals. probably not going to happen but could.
>>40608851Worse, she knows we exist and is now ramping up her own fleet production to insane levels to Zerg rush us when she finds the Red Queen..
>>40608851Anon you're starting to make up ridiculous situations to justify your paranioa. A little paranioa is good but this is stupid.
>>40608934what do you propose we do about the rival queen then?
Why can't we just keep plotting to kill/capture the bitchI really want to put her into a tank and cut out of her hivemind, just so I can hear her screams
>>40608987what has our plotting been .we have made leaps and bounds with our human front.All we are doing is building up the fleet and she can and is doing so probably at a higher quantity, but tech wise she is pretty behind?
>>40608961We can take a note from the last federation and launch a moon at her.
>>40609081Mine moon into a husk with new mining techs. use those metals to make moon missile. win
>>40608659Elizabeth glances to the box on the desk. "Well, I had a small cell culture quickly whipped up using your DNA, and have been bombarding it with mental transmissions. So far, it seems that my initial hypothesis is correct. The human brain is capable of sensing psionic signals, but it does not lack the needed organs to properly translate and understand the data." She says as she looks over her breakfast. A small cube of pressed meat that somehow has a chalky texture, and several packs of vegetable paste. "I'm still not sure, but I think it's related to our sense of intuition, judging by the reactions I'm getting from different cells. I suspect psionic sensitivity is slightly more common than I had anticipated, although still nothing anywhere close to the complexity of the hive's network." She investigates the chalky meat block with distrust, and offers it to Lee. He takes it with a similar looking level of suspicion."So, what, like, that tingly 'you're being watched' feeling is actually telepathy?" He asks, then bites the block with a loud clack, as if biting a brick."No. If my theory is correct, that would be what used to be the limit of human telepathy. It's more like a phantom limb, just a leftover from when we lost it during evolution." She shrugs. "But that's just my preliminary theory." She taps her finger on her chin as she briefly looses herself in thought. "There are the humans found on Earth... Perhaps the proximity to the White Queen's beacon caused some changes in their brain structure.""Wait, you've been to Earth?" Lee says abruptly. Elizabeth almost ignores him, but looks up after a moment."Oh, yes, the drones found some things there. It's not important at the moment." She says dismissively.>Speak with Lee and Vaughn (write in)>Offer bio-augmentation>Other (write in)
>>40608961Stopping the human psionic cannon is more important.>>40608987All we would have to do to defeat her is locate her planet, flood her atomsphere with spores, hammer her planet with dissambler warheads to quickly destroy all structures, then invade her throne room. The only problem is that we don't have enough ships in our fleet to fight her's.
>>40608987>During diplomatic talks with humans, after the fiftieth proclaimation of hatred for the Black Queen;"Erm, might we ask what this 'Black Queen' did to earn such anger from you?">Momentary silence as all drones in the room turn to stare at the poor sod who asked."...she killed Mother's Mother.">Talks continue without further explanation
>>40609147>>OtherCheck up on Farcast
>>40609147>Offer bio-augmentationpractice makes perfect
>>40609147>Other We completed those Skyl clones right? We should we deliver those to Heretic. Also we need to recover the tech for Wonder.
>>40609232would also like status update on clones
>>40609147>>Offer bio-augmentation>Spy on Commonwealth broadcasts, ask Theseus if the Union has caught wind of our actions. Pls
>>40609147>Offer bio-augmentationTime for those GuyversWHile I know our warriors would always fill a better role in combat I can't help but think of the psychological impact of a boarding party made out of human-shaped bugs that when damaged and killed are revealed to be human hybrids
>>40609275It's been 5 days they should be done.
so we have the two human empires who seem to be gearing up for war against each other, could we talk to Theseus about ways to direct their aggression against the black queen, basically use her as a scape goat for any issues that have arisen between the two empires.
>>40609190I was thinking something more like "she commited the great taboo of our people many times. Queen-killing is the vilest of crimes."
>>40609308more than that she is a traitor to the species, becoming a thrall of the void gods
>>40609306No anon. We are not sending them to conquer hive territory.
>>40609306Bad idea if humanities first contact of our race is one of war future diplomatic talks could be fucked, but we are making humans our slaves so whatever
will we get to listen in on how the commonwealth reacted to our sudden presence and just as sudden departure
>>40609306How the fuck would that work, can you imagine trying to convince Stalin that the USA aircraft carrier he's spotted off the coast is actually piloted by space bugs?
>>40609375Must convince them space bugs are Jewish, Jews are best scape goat maybe enough to make them ignore the fact they just fought each other
>>40609414Nah that's the valen
>>40609354To be honest enslaving humanity is better for us in the long run. If we let humanity do their own thing they would find a way to fuck everything up for us even if they didn't mean it.
>>40609428We can kill them too!
>>40609375easy way would be that she has been infuriating the leadership of both sides to weaken humanity for her eventual invasion so she can offer "human slaves to the void gods". or something like that
>>40609470this is the stupidest fucking idea i've heard yet, is that you fluff?
>>40609470Take to long, space war is already happening.
>>40609470How about discard the option of having them invade our territory because they're being stupid and killing each other again?
>>40609539agreed, we already have an alliance against her, an alliance of individuals that are nations unto themselves just as we are. as things stand we don't need to worry about public opinion, forgetful voter-bases or greed or any of that shit, why change that? let the humans occupy eachother for now, when the commonwealth plays their psy-cannon we'll be ready.
>>40609624by the time the commonwealth has a psy-cannon the top officials will hopefully be ours already
>>40609687they already have one, we just don't know where it is. it'll be very difficult to infiltrate the commonwealth without overplaying our hand, we'll either need to wait for an opportunity or work closely with theseus in order to do so.union is the faction that is currently trying to figure out how to build it, though we've set back their psy-research by quite a lot.
>>40609819Or we could just ally with the commonwealth.
>>40609851Fuck that noise.
>>40609851I don't have any opposition with this.
>>40609493Nope, I'm just enjoying my popcorn. You will know if it was me.
>>40609147A speaker skitters into the room where Lyle and the others sit around Lyle's holo screen, watching the Pathian action show on Lee's data disk out of boredom as they eat from several bowls of nutrient paste."You know, that kid was right. This version's got a lot more action then the Saturday morning shit." Jackob says. Dillon looks over briefly."Why do you watch Saturday morning kid shows in the first place?""Because it's one of, like, three channels you get for free in a shitty motel, and goddamn it sometimes after I need to kill some people when a job goes south some candy and a cartoon goes a long way." He takes a bite of the nutrient paste. "This stuff is good, actually. Like sweet grits or something. I'll need to get a can for the road."Your speaker chirps. "The hive can offer improvements to the humans if any are of interest." It says. Jackob leans over to see your speaker through the hologram of what appears to be a vibrantly colored giant rubber crab being scissor kicked by the bug-eyed armor-clad protagonist as he screams something in Pathian. The crab explodes violently as Dillon turns off the projector."They're free, right?" Jackob asks."Yes!" Your speaker chirps cheerfully, "Free for friends of the hive!"Jackob jabs his elbow at Dillon, who seems much less impressed at the deal."No offense to the hosts, but I like my human parts, thanks. Dillon says. Jackob slaps his arm as he gets up."Come on, don't you want to kick giant alien crabs to death?" He says, pointing to the dormant projector."Personally, I've always had luck with shooting things." Dillon says from his seat. Jackob just shrugs."Suit yourself. I've done weirder shit in my life." Jackob says as he looks over the various augmentation designs your thinkers have created, all listed on a patch of chromatophore skin along the wall.Cont.>>40609303Odd, I just double checked the archives and counted 4. You sure?
>>40609963Oh I'm sorry, I was just expressing my opinion in a well mannered way, assuming you wouldn't be a massive cunt about it. I see now you in fact are a massive cunt and I will treat you as such from now on, treating you in the most condescending manner possible,
so what is our plan with Jackob and Dillon, we cant just keep them locked in their room forever.
>>40609877>>40609889>>40609894>>40609915Er, why?Seriously don't get the hate the humans get.
>>40609973The the biotank hatched on thread 41 and you said they were already working on the clones.
>>40610032Idiots being edgy, ignore them, they aren't worth debating.
>>40610032Insectoids and humans have never gotten along.
>>40610032Honestly, me neither. They're screw ups, and yeah, the Union did the nuke thing, but I just plain can't hold a grudge for that long. I'm tired of it. Hating folks is friggen exhausting. Especially when it's just a game like this.
>>40609973If the humans don't want augs, then we can offer infantry sized weapons.
>>40610041Ah, my bad then.I'll have today's nutrients spent on them refunded, and you can consider them to be en route to Heretic's base for unloading.
>>40610032Because any alliance we try to make with the humans will end up fucking us over.
>>40610029Let them go wherever, they're free to do whatever the fuck they want, give them a way to contact us and we can offer them work and protection. They can go to whatever world they feel like and hopefully find somewhere safe ish.
>>40610032I'm agianst the commonwealth, not agianst trying shit with the union.Honestly i just skip over anything they try to say about trying to make humans our enemies when we already have a real threat in our sights.
>>40609973Holy shit I think they're going to make him a Guyver if he goes all out with the upgrades
>>40610101That was only with the union. The commonwealth have no such laws, and we have potential human representatives. Representatives that will stir controversy and piss people off.
>>40610032Parasite the leadership.
>>40610133Or just use a random clone.
>>40610078>>40610032because, we have our own problems to deal with before we can climb into the shit pit with the humans and start picking sides, our priorities are the obsidian queen and stopping the humans from attracting the attention of the crystal gods. all other things are secondary.any alliance we make will be complicated once we start telling them >oh yeah, we know about your secret psy-cannon and space magic research, cut that shit out right now
>>40610141Haven't we been warned that this is a terrible idea?
>>40610155You realize the government dissapeared lee in a pretty obvious way, him coming back from the dead would bring in green party support and potentially assist our political war to begin with. Also we can request access to lees memories so if he dies horrifically we can just clone him again.
>>40610032I personally feel that getting into an alliance with them will just get us into a pointless war with the union and they will still use the psy-cannon pointlessly causing void gods to smite our asses. maybe we could convince them to not use the cannon pointlessly but idk. i just feel a deal with common wealth will be to much uncertainties.
>>40610178Pretty sure we have at least at one point, but folks don't care.
>>40610201The Union isn't completely suicidal. They won't try to fight us and the Commonwealth, simultaneously.
>>40610133I didn't say any of that anon. And you're implying that the humans of the Commonwealth are any different than the Union. It would be much better to make them serve us than to ally with them.
>>40610246The commonwealth isn't trying to unlock the secrets of psionics and running an active conspiracy against people we value.
>>40610178Well yeah, if we don't have any support in place. You don't just go directly for the leadership, you work your way up. Get the medical professionals first.
>>40610266Actually they should be, the only difference is that they are farther ahead of the union.
>>40610266they already have unlocked the secrets of psionics, keep up.
>>40610274There are so many ways for that to massively blow up in their face.
>>40610298Psionics aren't a threat to us, we're effectively the second strongest psionic force in the universe (strongest being the crystalline entity)
>>40610245But wont the common wealth want planets and treaties if they have overwhelming forces with our help. i just dont think the Union will give up especially if they have the propaganda tool of being attacked by bugs. oh shit star ship troopers
>>40610266>isn't trying to unlock the secrets of psionicsThat's how I know you're a retard.
>>40610201It's kind of a leap to think the commonwealth actually have a functioning psionic cannon. The only reason they got it to work the first time was because the WQ was feeding them the relevant information, and everyone and everything pertaining to that project was apparently atomized. Even if they did copy all of Seiner's notes, they would lack the scientific expertise to actually replicate the weapon itself.
>>40610298It's kind of a leap to think the commonwealth actually have a functioning psionic cannon. The only reason they got it to work the first time was because the WQ was feeding them the relevant information, and everyone and everything pertaining to that project was apparently atomized. Even if they did copy all of Seiner's notes, they would lack the scientific expertise to actually replicate the weapon itself.
>>40610322Yes it is, are you being retarded on purpose? It's a pretty big threat that they can use the psy-cannon to attract the attention of the crystal gods that genocided our race.
>>40610338which is why they had a couple of decades to try and figure it out.
>>40610329In a defensive military alliance they can't really do that.
>>40610359You know, we CAN warn them not to go pants on head retarded because of what would happen if they DID do that.
>>40610359>crystal gods that genocided our race.our race was fighting them to a stalemate until the obsidian queen betrayed us
>>40610365They can do whatever their people and military allow them to do.
>>40610365>implying they won't try to do that.I get the union not doing that, but beleiving the common wealth wont try to do that shit when the reason the union was made was because the common wealth were being greedy shits is stupid.
>>40610386>implying they'll believe us>>40610404oh well that's alright then, thought that would have been a threat. phew
>>40610433How do you know they won't?
>>40610404yup thousands of queens with millions of troops.
>>40610433We can convert that memory to digital form, we can literally show them what happens if you use that fucking cannon. Also we did scare the shit out of them (I'm curious to read the fallout of that.)
>>40610365The only thing I would be willing to actively help them for is all of their tech.>>40610386>Humans>Not being pants on head retardedChoose one.
>>40610453Anon he was being sarcastic.atleast i hope he was.>>40610463Literally could say we are making shit up anon.
Why don't we ask Elizabeth and Unions thought on this?
>>40610453think about it, you discover some weird alien super weapon, then you encounter the alien race who demand you disarm, telling you that you risk attracting the attention of super jesus who'll suplex your entire planet. seems like a pretty transparent attempt to reduce the military power of a potential rival. they have no reason to believe us at all.>>40610463yeah, the same way photos are solid proof of ghosts, right? just 'cause you have an .avi file that backs up your claim doesn't mean shit to the military.
>>40610493We could also make the point that they aren't worth the time it'd take to make shit up and if they make a psionic cannon and get assfucked over it we will not be assisting them.
>>40610527We already did several threads ago.
>>40610532They literally have proof of it working and shit anon, hell they should have a broken one that they should be fixing up right now.
>>40610556What did they say?
>>40610532they know the power of the cannonhow well do you think it would go if you went back in time and told the USSR that developing nukes isn't worth it/is too dangerous to developthey already know that other factions potentially have access to this shit, and will have at some point if they don't already, it's a matter of self preservation to ensure you have this super weapon as well as a deterrent
>>40610422>>40610423Poland doesn't pick fights with Russia just because its a part of NATO, even if they hate Russia's guts.
The fun thing is that now we have Lee and Elizabeth, we can use Lee as our representative and convince Theseus to let Elizabeth be his ambassador.
>>40610556Generally, with our longevity tech it would be extremely easy to get a lot of useful things out of them through negotiation.
>>40610622They let Russia into NATO?
>>40609973Your drone watches with a blank stare as Jackob quickly looks through the provided list."This looks good, and that one. Does this one come in any other colors?""That one changes color." Your speaker chirps. Jackob eats a spoon full of nutrient paste and grins. "Erphect!" He says with his mouth full.[Requested cybernetics]Jackob:Reactive Pupils (2N)Chemical Fabricator (8N)Reacher arms (15N 5M)Sting Whip (7N)Leaper legs (10N 10M)Skin graft (4N)Mimic Skin (2N)Semi-fluid Tissue (8N 5M)Jackob looks to your speaker. "I'm not over-doing it, do you think? I don't want to be getting too much.""Too much improvment?" Your speaker asks, confused. "Improve is improve!">Recommend (write in)>Speak with Dillon and Lyle (write in)>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)>Other>>40610178Not inherently terrible, just really, really risky. It would not be something you just go out and do with some flies and 20 good men, it would be a complicated, multi-thread endeavor that would require planning and risk taking.
>>40610655yup, but for some reason anons want everyone to be our enemies and ignore the queen and cystal gods.
>>40610660Poland is a part of NATO, a defensive military alliance that could turn Russia into driftwood. Poland hates Russia for historical reasons. Poland has not picked a fight with Russia.
>>40610678>"Too much improvment?" Your speaker asks, confused. "Improve is improve!"best children
>>40610678>Speak with Dillon and Lyle (write in)>Recomend to Lyle Reactive pupils, Echolocation, Bio-digital interface, Pistol sledge>Replace his parasite with a symbiote (oxygen recycler, bio-electric carapace)>Stock the angel with 3 of each medium sized weapons modified for human use, alt ammo for all of them>Stock the angel with 20 grenades of each variety
>>40610678>>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)
>>40610678>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)We'll also throw in the special implant Lyle has for free.
>>40610678Adding >>40610739's vote to my vote at >>40610749Also voting against any vote to parasite him.
>>40610739Oh, and ask Lyle if he would like us to modify the Angel at all, like altering it's weapon systems. Because I think we should also equip a plasma lance to the Angel, if Lyle is ok with it. It is pretty much the ideal weapon for attacking ground targets, and can even hit ships through their shields if need be.
>>40610678>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)Improve is improve!>Speak with Dillon and Lyle (write in)The Jackob improvement will take several days. Is there anything you would like while you wait? Other than leaving the room?
>>40610782good idea, at the very least we should offer up a list of ship upgrades to lyle
>>40610739>>40610776Sorry if I'm not clear, but I'm voting to replace LYLE'S parasite with a symbiote, not parasite Jackob.
>>40610678>Speak with Dillon and LyleIf augs are not what you are interested in, how about trying out some of The Hive made guns? And Lyle, We can upgrade your ship with newer and better tech too.
>>40610820I know, you were clear, I expect people to inevitably vote to parasite jackob and I was getting that out of the way now
>>40610678>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)>OtherParasite too.
>>40610678>>40610739Seconded, but no to parasites.
>>40610820I think I proved my point with that early vote against parasiting with >>40610854.
>>40610678>>40610739Seconding this, also give Jackob a parasite.
>>40610906>>40610904Why do you retards not want to parasite him?
>>40610931The better question is, why do you retards WANT to parasite him? It serves no purpose other than to erase every bit of trust these people have for us and probably make dillon go rogue.
>>40610593>>40610527Well I appear to be mistaken since we only asked Elizabeth on how Union First Contact works and the one in the Ask.fm was how things would have gone if we revealed ourselves to the Union early on.I don't think we know how the Union will react to a fast-growing space empire of with a comparable/superior tech base to theirs.
>>40610678>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)Don't forget the free complementary parasite
>>40610959How would he know, you planning on telling him?
>>40610678>>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)Voting AGAINST parasiting.
>>40610678>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)no parasite
>>40610959>It serves no purpose other than to erase every bit of trust these people have for us and probably make dillon go rogue.What kind of logic is that?
>>40610998There is no way that Jackob will be capable of behaving the same while hes actively resisting us mind fucking him, and he WILL actively resist us mind fucking him. Hell, there is a good chance he will self terminate if possible in order to resist it.
>>40611024Logic I have explained in the post at >>40611029, we wont be able to conceal it at first, as hes a relatively strong minded individual who is trained already to actively resist psychological warfare and will likely be able to fight us long enough to at a minimum allow dillon to realize something is wrong and at a maximum self terminate and/or damage the parasite.
>>40611029Who said anything about mind fucking him? We're perfectly capable allowing a host to continue as normal.
>>40610678>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)Parasite please>>40611029You realize don't know how it works do you?
>>40611070>>40611061Like you guys aren't immediately going to try to use him as a pawn as soon as you have the ability to. Seriously. We have electronic means of communication, give him a way to contact us directly that isn't surgically implanted in him if thats what you want.
>>40610678>>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)Parasite to keep track of his implants.
>>40610678"Hey check it out, it's like a pistol shrimp." Jackob says as he hands the flesh tablet to Lyle. He looks it over, intrigued."That looks new." Lyle says. Your speaker chirps up."Arms already improved! Adding to them faster than normal." Lyle thinks for a moment."Yea, what the hell." He says. He looks over to Dillon. "Sure you don't want something? You'll be all alone in the kidney motel with nothing but that dubbed action show." He flexes his arm, and the skin ripples and tears in several places from the unnecessary force. "I've had augs for a long time, and I gotta say, they make 'em quality.""Quality!" Your speaker chirps as it bobs its head rapidly. "This way to the pods. Follow! Another speaker can keep the Dillon company if it wishes.">Implant a parasite in Jackob>Do notYou're going to have to give a quick refresher on what design details you want a symbiote to have compared to the standard parasite.
>>40611098Everyone is a pawn waiting to be used.
>>40611157>Implant a parasite in Jackob
>>40611098Good thing you're a mind reader m8.Stop assuming motives, shit's annoying. I just wanna keep track of our shit and spy on him.
>>40611061Admittedly, I would be okay with parasiting him so long as we didn't mind fuck him at all, and just used the neurological interfacing to keep track of his health and communicate with him.
>>40611157>Do not>>40611160Exactly, which is why I am not condoning a parasite with him, because you people WILL abuse it and it WILL have ramifications that I have laid out.>>40611185One person has already implied that they would do this.
>>40611157>>Implant a parasite in Jackob
>>40611157>Do notyeah no thanks, but you might want to do FD.
This is it, isn't it? This is the dookie dustup I've been waiting for.Oh it's been so long--oh. Well. Nevermind. That's a lot of "no".
>>40611157>speaker can keep the Dillon company if it wishescould we see is Theseus could stream us some tv shows for Dillon to watch while he waits?
>>40611213Then in that fuck giving him our tech.
>>40611157>>Do notWe will want to establish diplomatic relations eventually, at the very least to prevent war if the Black Queen tries anything funny.
>>40611157>Do notIf we ever parasite anyone we aren't explicitly planning to use against their will, we should be up front about it.
Inb4 accusations of samefagging from the >>40611268If we give him our tech we make him an ally for life, without him having to be mind fucked. Have you ever heard the phrase "don't shit where you eat"? Well the same applies to shitting on the people who gave you awesome implants that only they know how to properly repair and maintain if they get damaged.
>>40611259Stream the battle we participated in last thread, should be good for a laugh.
>>40611317with the audio overlay of the commonwealth comunicatoions
>>40611303Then how are we going to destroy the implants when he gets killed do you want to include a self-destruct instead
>>40611157The Symbiote has an oxygen recycler and a bio-electrical component/carapace, can act as both a defibrillator and pacemaker (though that's probably unnecessary with Lyle's constitution).I would also suggest advanced components that allow Lyle to detect and deseminate himself radio traffic, sort of acting on instinct and directing the drone to replicate his voice so that he can talk on the channel without actually making any noise himself.
>>40611379Well, lets just put that into the list of reasons not to let him die horribly. Also it means that if we do go with the "clone them all and get the clones murdered plan", they'd think hes a fake and not the clone.
>>40611157>>Do notNot without explicitly telling him what is entailed beforehand.
>>40611437There's also the chance that he could be captured and could start selling his organs.We could also explain to him what the parasite is and what it does if you are so worried about his loyalty.
>>40611527Once again, a reason why we should actively avoid him being captured. Not a reason to parasite him.
Dishonored 2 is coming and it has you play either as old man Corvo or Emily HYPE!!
>>40611561i am also watching. turns out Eldar scrolls is know card game.
>>40611561I'm waiting for Fallout 4 myself.
>>40611157>Do notLyle looks over the details of the Pistol Sledge and nods. "Looks damn useful. Typically you'd need a drop suit or a two man team to hold one of those things." He looks up to your drone. "And thermal's always good, but my visor's too conspicuous to walk around with. Shoving it in my skull would make it a hell of a lot simpler.""Are you listening to yourself?" Dillon asks."Oh, and you may want to get that second heart. It pays for itself right quick. You can take a sniper's round to the chest and keep on going." Lyle says to Jackob as he follows him and your speaker down the hall."Good idea. It's an up-sell, but I feel like I deserve it." Jackob says as the doors flex shut, leaving Dillon alone. After a few minuets he grabs the small tablet himself with a skeptical gaze.[Requested Cybernetics]LyleThermal Pits (2N)Pistol Sledge (8N 15M)JackobSecond Heart (4N)>Accept>Recommend>Speak with Dillon>Otherhttp://pastebin.com/z4yZdEbKFor any who want the complete list.
>>40611552>Once again, a reason why we should actively avoid him being captured.Which is difficult to do without attracting something like a parasite.
>>40611654Hope you like paid mods with your shitty game.
>>40611691Or, you know, keeping him in contact with us or around, or keeping observers on him such as those small flies we have everywhere these days.
>>40611688>Speak with DillonCan we at least tell him about the parasite and its benefits?
>Hive Queen Quest's back>IP allows me to postFOR THE HIVE! Here, have some of my interpretations!
>>40611757Unity and my take on Theseus' emblem/logo/IFF.
>>40611756Dillons paranoid, telling him we have something that can allow us to communicate directly with his brain will not help him trust us. We're going to have to earn his trust the old fashioned way, by not betraying him and actually providing mutually beneficial work.
>>40611752We've lost track of people before when using the flies and there are plenty of situations where clones can't follow him.
>>40611757>>40611780Pretty interesting stuff.
>Accept and escort Jackob to a tank (2 days for surgery)
>>40611780i like the eye(?) on the front, its a nice touch
>>40611688>>RecommendFor Lyle; Reactive pupils, Echolocation, Bio-digital interface
>>40611816We've lost track of people who have actively avoided us tracking them. Also most situations where clones can't follow him are situations he can't go into anyway.
>>40611688>fter a few minuets he grabs the small tablet himself with a skeptical gaze.hue>Accept
>>40611688>Accept>>40611727I know your rage anon. But I'm betting FO4 isn't going to be bad one.
>>40611688>Otherwould we want to offer the hive fix to human aging while we are at it?
>>40611757I always saw the speakers as more animalistic, but grotesquely cute.
>>40611836That's a Scavenger.
>>40611836Ceph.Also WTF Captcha, are you suggesting hammer and nails are food? Maybe to the hive...
>>40611865>>40611859no, THIS is a Scav.Cheeki Breeki couch conmen!
>>40611865For some reason I always saw the Ceph as more of a starfish like race.
>>40611688>accept>speak with DillonPromise that we wouldn't do anything to his brain or cognitive functions that isn't expressly to allow him to control his improvements. >>40611757...for some reason I now think that the speakers have Tachikoma voices.
>>40611882Aight, final image, possibly the fat fuck Lyle has connections to.
>>40611852>But I'm betting FO4 isn't going to be bad one.At least tell me you didn't preorder it.>>40611882Skyl have a snakelike body and many legs>>40611914And that's not a Valen either. Valen are turtle people.
>>40611956We've only seen one valen and it was dead so I'll cut him a break with that one.
>>40611688Could we implant some sort of psionic track device to him?
>>40611688>Accept>Offer additional implants (write in)>Don't for now>Other>>40611882>>40611865>>40611836>>40611780>>40611757Very interesting, although Skyl are more like winged dragon bird-things. I very much like the Scavenger interpretation, and the Speaker one is a good example of your semi-biped leg adaptation.>>40611914hue.>>40611956I expect nothing, so I usually can't be disappointed.
>>40611956I thought they were whales
>>40611956Nope, I'll wait for the GOTY edition and get all the DLC later on. I'm not in THAT big of a rush for it.
>>40611956Keep in mind I used the descriptions in the 1d4chan page as well as vague memories of the threads.Although that snakelike body and many legs isn't Skyl, that's the first predator on Leeland that we encountered. I remember the Skyl were described as 'avian'.
>>40612021The infomation in the datacube clearly said the Skyl have many legs.
>>40612002>>Offer additional implants (write in)Reactive pupils, Echolocation, Bio-digital interface, for Lyle. Extra sensory organs and cybernetics add a lot of advantages to our agent with little added cost.
Holy shit Fallout 4 has base building.I'm prepared for this to be modded to hell and back so that it actually works.
>>40612002Can we please move on to getting the Ripper drive from Heretic?
>>40612181It's sad that the mods will be sold seperately.
>>40612002"Would the Lyle be interested in others? New eyes, better ears, interface for computers!""What are you, a car salesman?" Lyle asks."Not selling." Your speaker chirps. "Giving!" Lyle thinks it over quickly."I dunno, something about the thought of you rippin out my eyes is just a bit, unsettling.""Not ripping. Will be very careful." Your speaker chitters its beak softly."Alright, alright.">Speak with Elizabeth and Lee (write in)>Manage your agents on Gemini>Speak with Heretic about the provided clones and the Rip Drive>Other>>40612181>It just worksLies.All your talk had me take a quick peek. Back to business.
>>40612232Coming out in November as well.
>>40612311>Speak with Heretic about the provided clones and the Rip Drive
>>40612311>>Speak with Heretic about the provided clones and the Rip DriveOffer to use our planet seeders to create a new homeworld for the Skyl.
>>40612311>>Speak with Heretic about the provided clones and the Rip Drive
>>40612311>OtherAsk Lyle about getting his ship upgraded.>Manage your agents on GeminiAs much as I want to see if Lee and Liz want some upgrades too, they can wait.
>>40612311>>Manage your agents on Gemini
>>Manage your agents on Gemini
>>40612311>Manage your agents on Gemini
>>40612311>Speak with Heretic about the provided clones and the Rip DriveNew tech.
>>40612311>>Speak with Heretic about the provided clones and the Rip DriveI wonder if it's a slow day since everyone is watching E3
>>40612311>OtherHow are the Commonwealth doing after our ah... appearance?
>>40612311>Manage your agents on GeminiLots of upgrades this thread!
So I've been thinking, and I think that Black Queen or Obsidian Queen is too good a name for her.How about any of the following:BetrayerKinslayerHated EnemyServant of the Dark Ones
>>40612741I prefer our calling her the nigger queen.
>>40612741>Lyle! We need a name for the one who betrayed our Mother!">"Yeah? How about..."The Obsidian Queen is henceforth referred to as 'That Cunt Bitch'.
>>40612809Do it. Lyle is skilled at naming things.
>>40612809I support this.
>>40612791Go away /pol/ nobody here likes you.
>>40612311Several corvettes blink into view of the Skyl and Unity docks. The general shape of a tremendous capital ship is nearly complete, and construction drones bring various equipment and internal structure into several large gaps in the hull, where you can see rows upon rows of small shuttle and drone docks under construction. One of the docks lights up, and you detect a quick radio signal from its location granting permission to dock.As the clones are unloaded into the waiting hands of various mechanical Unity drones, a small robotic arm attached to the wall of the internal docks swings up to the airlock of your ship and holds out a small data cube."Mechanical specifications for construction of relic based drive technology." The arm releases the cube into the null gravity, and it floats smoothly into the claws of a drone.>>40612021They have ten limbs in total, the front two are clawed, talon-like graspers, the second pair of limbs are semi-prehensile wings, like that of a bat, the third and center pair of arms are legs, with geko-like feet capable of sticking to and climbing most surfaces with ease, the next pair is another set of leathery wings, and the last pair of limbs are two more legs with geko-like feet. Their head is composed of a large, skinless armored skull that includes a large, sharp beak shaped like an ice cream cone, or the beak of a crow. On the top, angled forward, are five eyes arranged like the 5 face of a d6. Their body is serpent-like, but the rib cage is hinged so that it can flatten itself out to catch more air in flight, and they have a long tail that quickly flattens and is used to steer in flight and maintain balance. Their beak is razor sharp, and just inside the beak itself there is a row of teeth, like that of a shark, which are set on a jaw that moves independently of the beak, allowing it to retract the teeth, or move them in a sawing motion while holding food with the beak itself.>>40612489Probably.
>>40612809thanks greatest child
>>40612881ooh, thanks QD!Gonna draw a new Skyl during work recess. And also a Taidaren and a Ralighan, maybe a Canid too, but they're energy beings...
>>40612881Rip Drive Get!
>>40612881"The Skyl live once more." Heretic says calmly. "You give hope for the future."You look around the interior of the ship with the sensors of your corvette. The ship seems to have two hulls, the outer armored shell, and an interior hull holding the various ship systems. Between them is an expansive dock yard that seems to include construction yards and resource refineries. In several gaps in the inner hull you can see illuminated aviaries holding small villages and towns filled with buildings of Skyl architecture, including several the spin within the hull of the ship, just enough to offer some small gravity within.>Speak with Heretic and Theseus of other matters (write in)>Undock and have your ships return with the data cube>Other>>40612923Feel free to ask me about any details on twitter. Or anywhere, really.
>>40613007Well, what do you think of the other interpretations? Some details about the Taidaren would be appreciated, for now they look like Birrin in my head.
>>40613007Jesus, they're making a Liveship/Mothership behemoth thing.>Undock and have your ships return with the data cube
>>40613007>>Speak with Heretic and Theseus of other matters (write in)We may or may not have made official first contact with the commonwealth, and terrified them>Information on where killinger is recieving financial support from, the government funds his research but who funds his campaigns. >Information on how to help our currently highly sought after friends not die horrifically>Possible ways to plant clones of them somewhere where it wont be suspicious and they will be found.>How to trigger a regime change 101.>Thats a nice mothership you have there, care to talk about it a bit more, its very impressive. Thats all I've got for ideas.
>>40613007>>Speak with Heretic and Theseus of other matters (write in)Ask them what they are building, and the nature of their cooperation. See if they would be interested in our involvement in their projects. Also, let Heretic know we have terraforming tech we're looking to test out, and if he would be interested in creating a new home world for the Skyl.
>>40613007>Speak with Heretic and Theseus of other matters Where will you set up a colony for the living Skyl to say at Heretic? How goes your rebuilding?and Inform them of the recent actions of our foes.
>>40613071We should also mention how they had this super nice stealth ship and how it blew up and how negotiations broke down and how we have a big fucking problem because of that.
>>40613128Theseus was watching the whole damn thing. We told him about the stealth ship and suicide bombed it with theseus "'approval""
>>40613151Oh shit man you're right, forgot about that bit.
I think I figured out a nice anti-Scavenger defense. What if when they try to board the ship the ship starts to generate microwaves to cook the Scavengers alive?
>>40613220Scav communications are scent and pheromone based right?Wonder if we can build small Stink Bugs that can interfere with and send faulty commands to them unless I'm remembering things wrong
>>40613220Considering our ships are organic, that might be a somewhat self destructive defense.
>>40613316Microwaves can be contained anon.
>>40613298You realize those pheromones have to have a receptor that actually allows them to enter the scavengers system and be interpretted right? That sounds like a perfect vector to allow for a bio weapon to be entered through. Seriously, how hard can it be to make a neurotoxin that the body erroneously reads as a pheromone and accepts in an attempt to interpret.
>>40613298That would be wise. Also on the subject of screwing with their command chain, we should totally parasite that Scav commander we've got and send him back to the fleet to start a gene stealer cult amongst the couch fuckers.
>>40613334Why contain it?
>>40613007>Speak with Heretic and Theseus of other matters (write in)>Propose Joint Research on artificial gravity with Heretic. It would prove useful since he wishes to host organics.
>>40613365Or he could just have Theseus construct hab rings around his Server ships. Personally, I would prefer keeping that research to ourselves until its complete.
>>40613397It's like people here don't get how big a deal aritficial gravity is.
>>40608040>Replicants or non-drone agents must be connected to the hive network via parasite or psionic implant to receive any benefits.>Psionic implantDoes this mean Elizabeth can use the PCA?
>>40613007You quickly transmit details of the latest engagement between your forces and the Scavengers. Theseus seems to find something about it highly amusing."Some think a simple greeting is sufficient." He says. He sends you updates on his own recent efforts. Dozens of forums across the Union network, filled with images and edited news reports. You see one image of Via Maris Station disintegrating in a ball of fire with Killinger's face super imposed over the scene. The entire image is tinted red. Another includes a play-by-play of the events, including a detailed explanation of the Commonwealth admiral's declared and perceived motivations arguing that the explosion was clearly not a result of Commonwealth events. It includes a wide range of images plastered over each other in a mosaic. Yet another image is a poorly drawn depiction of Killinger with a large, wide rimmed hat and brown leather boots, riding on the shell of a Valen with highly exaggerated features and a large, human-like nose pasted above the mouth. Both are careening through space in a short animated image, edited over the debris as it crashes into the station."Public opinion of recent events are mixed, but is swaying in favor of escalating the conflict under the belief that the Commonwealth are preparing their own attack, using the recent events as a cover to send an armed fleet into neutral space." Theseus explains. "Their decision to bring a capital ship as their diplomatic vessel did not offer a good image to the public, and I have had little luck even with the fringe pro-technology dissidents with which I typically hold the most influence over. After recent events have pushed them further back from the Expanse, the public opinion seems to be a feeling of being backed into a corner with no major new locations to settle. It is unfortunate."cont.
>>40613365Nooooo.>>40613007>>OtherExplore Wonder dockyard.Or start producing new clones on Gemini finally.We need to - make a gang of disposable flash clones- steal enough credits and equipment to make fake IDs- produce non disposable normal clones- give them fake IDs and send them to other planetsPlanets like Mentan, where the science dwells. Without the risk of landing a pod and probably lighting up like a falling star and being weird homeless guys.
>>40613342>not making Boatmurdered: The Hiveship>complete with a short stocky drone 'captain' with a highly-conspicuous lever>not that it does anything>the plasma flooding the halls will be triggered by our telepathic command anyways
I'm struggling to find a good diagram that shows what I'm trying to say. But normally, with a hormone, there will be an active receptor on cells that allows that specific protein to enter the cell as proteins are too big to be passively absorbed. A similar system is almost certainly used by the scavengers. Where pheromones are picked up at one of several specific receptor areas and transmitted as a signal to the nervous system in whatever it actually means. Naturally, viruses function by hijacking these protein receptors, being mistakenly identified as the protein and allowed to be entered into a cell, where they proceed to inject DNA and hijack functions to produce more viruses. We can dot he same with relative ease. This would mean we can either hijack there nervous system/pheromone cells to do a limited amount of things (limited based on Questdrones ideas on sane DNA encoding), or flat out disrupt them entirely. In theory we can have them get ""stuck"" on one repetitive signal, hijack those pheromone producers to produce something incredibly toxic or another directly into the scavenger body, or flat out destroy them and anything they came in contact with. We might also be able to literally give them autism as well.
>>40613444Huh. So, space War now?
>>40613444Its time to come out in public, the union is feeling cornered and will be looking for allies.
>>40613558yes its better than allying with the commonwealth.They are desperate right now.
>>40613444We should come out public, not to declare war on anyone or do anything militarily, but to open economic negotiations, we should in fact allow ourselves to be ""exploited"" here. However we do it cleverly, we let ourselves be ""exploited"" by companies that are directly supporting the green party, and intentionally provide cheap materials to directly fuck over whatever corporations are supporting killinger and his party. We can trigger a peaceful regime change simply by starving the political war machine.
>>40613444>Yet another image is a poorly drawn depiction of Killinger with a large, wide rimmed hat and brown leather boots, riding on the shell of a Valen with highly exaggerated features and a large, human-like nose pasted above the mouth. Both are careening through space in a short animated image, edited over the debris as it crashes into the station.
>>40613444>You see one image of Via Maris Station disintegrating in a ball of fire with Killinger's face super imposed over the scene. The entire image is tinted red.Can't grillinger the killinger.
>>40613614>>40613618Is it just me or because I imagined something by Ben Garrison.
>>40613607>>40613586We don't have to reveal ourselves we could just use proxies instead.
>40611688>OtherI'm far too late but.Parasite or no.Bio-tanks better archive all of Dillon's and Jackob's memories.Let's have a look-see there. The knowledge of the scum and villainy of the Union might be useful for our homeless sewer dwellers.
>>40613685True either Elizabeth or a clone.Right now we can get the most leverage to do a meeting.also have some high ranking personal alone with us while the peace treaties happened, but that is if people want to go down that route
>>40613685Why use proxies when we have everything in place already, besides, this is the ultimate form of warfare, it is the one great way we can both force them to rely on us, and totally wreck them in the process. It'll be like the chinese opium wars, where England got millions of people hooked on a product only they could provide, and forced the chinese economy to become dependent on them while degrading chinese culture from the inside out. The rebellions that followed killed millions of chinese and only further cemented European rule over china.
>>40613444As Theseus explains the details of human colonization patterns and how it factors into modern cultural trends and is in turn represented in the image of a Valeen filling a public pool single handedly while surrounded by text describing something about a kind of spice, you send details regarding your terraforming technology to Heretic. He reviews the possibilities of settling a new world."No." He finally says. You are somewhat confused."A new home, for the new Skyl." You explain. He responds calmly again in his monotone."Homeworld settlement: vulnerability. Free born skyl population is not sufficient to allow for mass colonization." He pauses for a moment, and you sense a quick pulse of communication between him and Theseus. "All eggs: one basket. Stationary basket is inferior to mobile basket."Your ships return to your hive, and as it slowly drifts back towards Leeland your drone examines the data cube, allowing your thinkers to begin piecing together the available research data. Despite the exacting detail of the data, the sheer complexity of a superluminal drive will require some time to review in full.[New Research Unlocked]>Rip DriveMediumA powerful, and accurate drive system, it does not move the equipped ship, but allows the ship to rip open a hole in spacetime, creating something akin to an artificial wormhole that bridges the ship's current location with a location of its choosing within its range. This allows not only the ship to move through the rupture, but also allows it to open ruptures for other craft, allowing for the deployment of sub-light craft over vast interstellar distances.>Add to research>Wait>Other>>40613442Yes.
>>40613734Add that shit
>>40613734>Add to researchyis pls
>>40613734>Add to researchCan we ask thesus thoughts on using proxies for the union. and maybe putting parasites in the high ranking officials that come over
>>40613734>>Add to researchI can't believe the various Fast ammo research subjects aren't done yet after two days. Did the hive's lucky dice finally run out?
>>40613734>YesI imagine this will massively improve the viability of carrier warfare.
>>40613734>Add to research>Other (Possible methods of first contact with Union)>Other (Economic warfare against current regime)>Other (Propaganda war against current regime)These two forms of warfare are bloodless and thus the only two kinds we can guarantee wont elicit a protest from Theseus. But guys, what if we accidentally anger the giant space worms?
>>40613442What do you mean by PCA?
>>40613734>Add to research>OtherGive Heretic a standing offer if he wants more Skyl clones, just ask.
>>40613734>>Add to research
>>40613846Predictive Combat Algorithms.
We still have to start having the flies stalk the low-level security employees of Parliament and begin slowly compromising them one by one. We find them in a time they're vulnerable and not under surveillance and implant them.
>>40613734>Add>>40613036Taidaren have a circular, tube-like body structure that ends in a long, thin tail, which can and often does get ripped off quite easily, only to regrow quickly. They have six limbs, and each of them ends in an identical grasper that is equal parts foot and hand, and can be used for mobility or manipulation, the digits of which are arranged zygodactyly, with two pointing forward and two pointing backward. Their head holds a single, small eye in the center, surrounded by large armored bone scales, which covers the head like a helmet. Beneath the eye is a short, but sharp proboscis made of bone. They have no mouth, and cannot chew, or open the beak-like proboscis. The eat, they stab food with the proboscis and pump stomach acid into it to predigest it into a soup, which they then slurp back up. Because of this, they prefer decaying food which has already softened and partially putrefied, and have evolved from scavenger animals. Their eyesight is poor, and can only see light, color, and movement. To see properly, they whistle and chirp, using echolocation to determine distance and shape. Their spine is in the center of their bodies, and instead of ribs, their bodies are segmented by layers of cartilage. If you were to cut on in half, the inside would be arranged similar to an orange. Males are always born in triplets from a single egg, and are much smaller than females, resulting in a natural matriarchal government run by the mother figure of families that can hold dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of extended relatives. They enjoy filth, and their immune system functions by incorporating disease in a symbiotic way, utilizing old infections to fight off new ones. Their radically different standards means that while they live in shanties and sewers on human worlds, they are perfectly happy with the arrangement. The bone plates on their heads are often colored to determine family or tribal lineage.
>>40613734Could rip drive portals be opened in positions over a planet to allow planetary defenses to provide coverage to areas of a battle? Or just to pour missiles through with no indication where they originated?
>>40614048Sensors cannot penetrate the event horizon. On either side, the rupture appears as a torrent of chaotic energy. Your missiles utilize the sensors of the launching ship or planet to help defeat any ECM systems or attempts to evade the warhead, so the source of the missile needs to be on the same side of the rupture.You could, however, send fighters through, so long as the fighters are either equipped with thinker brains, or are within the range of your network.
>>40614046Are those male triplets genetically identical to each other? If so, could we create a new brother for Huey and Dewy by just cloning either of them?
>>40614114So, say we have a pod on station on the other side, we could theoretically send in swarmers or fighters through to conduct raids.Can ships enter from the other side of the rupture?
>>40614137That's what triplets are, so duh.But giving them Phooey would obviously disrespect Louie's death.
>>40614176There are such a thing as non identical triplets anon. But either way we would definitely ask them before we did it. The reason I mentioned it was the immense significance Taidaren place on males having two brothers. Lyle mentioned before that a male with fewer than two bros is like a human male with no balls.
>>40614213Yup. Without their brother they're not consider by their culture "people" so to speak.
>everyone forgot to recommend Endoskeletal plating for Jackob.Shit guys that was the most essential thing by far, next to the second heart.
>>40614114So make swarms of nuclear missiles with Thinkers strapped to them and fire those through the hole?
>>40614114So a stealthy pod couldn't stand in for a larger weapon platform's sensors on the other side because things going in don't exit in precisely the same path they entered?
>>40614361We call those 'stealth pods'.
>>40614348Not really. It's really only good for low powered pistol rounds and knives, everything else can punch through it pretty easily, as Lyle's encounter with that sniper showed. Getting it is also requires invasive and quite painful surgery, and can is still noticeable through the skin in certain places.
>>40614046"Christ almighty!"Jackob is looking into the gaping maw of one of your medical pods. Lyle can't help but to laugh."Well? Go on, hop in. Free augs and all that." Lyle says. Jackob scrunches his nose as he leans in to examine the interior."This looks worse then the maw of a Valen. What, I just jump on in?" He says."Hive can sedate before entering. Easy!" Your speaker says."Uh, well I guess I gotta go under one way or another." He says. The pod's arm whips out and jabs his arm before he can react. He jerks back quickly as the needle recedes."God damn, it's my first doctor visit all over again." He says as he starts to wobble on his feet. He looks to your speaker, and falls over. Your drones catch him and quickly haul him into the pod. Lyle moves to an empty one and simply leans back into it, falling into the open maw and into the medical fluid with a splash.>Speak with Lee and Elizabeth>Manage your agents and forces on Gemini>Other>>40614137Yes, and technically yes, but it would be considered weird for everyone involved. While lacking a brother does result in some amount of ostracization in Taidaren culture, they are still common enough for one reason or another. In their culture, it is common for Taidaren laws to punish or reward brothers together as if they were a single person, and they often even share a single name. Loosing a brother in their culture is in a way considered loosing a part of yourself, and often reflects poorly on the surviving two as some may assume they failed to protect their brother, or should have died with him, with the reasoning being that if they are still alive, then they didn't do 'everything' they could have done. This is in a way a rather traditionalist view, and is not often said or mentioned publicly, but simply understood.Still, society is understanding enough that this reaction is typically purely emotional, and is not an overt or aggressive discrimination.
>not being able to accomplish anything with just 20 good menstep it up queenie.
>>40614509>>Manage your agents and forces on Gemini
>>40614509>>Manage your agents and forces on GeminiFinally.We need to prep for a mission to find more SCIENCE.
>>40614509Fucking Lyle, man.
>>40614509>Manage your agents and forces on Gemini
>>40614509>Manage your agents and forces on GeminiDAE 20 GOOD MEN AND HORSES AYY LMAO
>>40614460One extremely high powered sniper is not representative of most of the threats he's going to face. There are plenty of A-team bullets flying battles to go into without that level of punch.Also the arms are slightly visible beneath the skin already. That cat is out of the bag. You can see the ripple of dark chitin beneath Lyle's biceps.>>40614509>>Manage your agents and forces on Gemini
>>40614629gave me a giggle m8who was that character againi remember i liked him and was in elysium
>>40614509How about, flash cloning 1 Tech and 4 Brawlers as a break-in gang to start stealing shit tomorrow.To bootstrap our ability to infiltrate, we need to steal some specialized equipment so we can forge documents. Our Techs need datapads too I guess.Then we make new 5-day hybrids to become fake students and professors on Mentan or something. Where we can try and break into the research databases.
>>40614687Agent Krueger. Reason I always think of him when I think of Lyle is because they've both got the whole 'deranged cyborg merc with a cool spaceship and penchant for stabbing fools'. Krueger is south african while Lyle is a (space) aussie, so there's quite a few parallels there too. Sides, best as I can tell they are both clinically out of fucks to give.
>>40614764Yeah, same reasons I always think of Kruger whenever Lyle gets some time in the spotlight. It works well.
>>40614509>>OtherArchive Jackob's memories.Check for new Specializations, and compare and contrast with what the BFI have in his file.
>>40614509The tunnels beneath New Prescott have filled with your flies as they patrol, and the form of your hive aches to spread out from the center of the nutrient recycling plant, where your bloated egg layer hangs from the pipes like a swollen uvula in the center of the room. Flies buzz around it and your clones observe the surroundings carefully, watching for intruders.>Allow your hive creep to expand into the tunnels directly around the recycling facility>Keep your hive small and confined to the tanks beneath the recycling plant>Other>>40614618>>40614542It was quite possibly the dumbest thing I had seen on television in a very long time. Regardless, back to business.
Alrighty, now with a proper Skyl. Whaddya guys think?
>>40614886>The tunnels beneath New Prescott have filled with your flies as they patrol, and the form of your hive aches to spread out from the center of the nutrient recycling plant, where your bloated egg layer hangs from the pipes like a swollen uvula in the center of the room. Flies buzz around it and your clones observe the surroundings carefully, watching for intruders.That's one hell of a neat mental image. >OtherCan we tunnel and expand downwards?
>>40614886>>Keep your hive small and confined to the tanks beneath the recycling plant
>>40614887That's fucking horrifying.
>>40614886>It was quite possibly the dumbest thing I had seen on television in a very long time. Regardless, back to business.You don't seem to understand QD. These were not your average men. These were GOOD MEN that knew the land.
>>40614886>Keep your hive small and confined to the tanks beneath the recycling plant>OtherIf the egg layer is big enough, we should see about digging tunnels of our own that we can hide the hive creep in as well as other drones.
>>40614887Whoa damn, that's spooky lookin.Is he wearing a sweater? It looks good on him.Remember, you guys just bright these things back from extinction.
>>40614935Honestly, when I saw the horse on fire, I stopped caring about how unreasonable the plan was and just started laughing uncontrollably.
>>40614912>Can we tunnel and expand downwards?I guess not.
>>40614886Oh yes, now we can make a camouflaged drone with a moderate relay for dat detecting people in a 250 meter radius sphere area ability.
>>40614990The whole show is trainwreck now. All I want is at the end is now is the White Walker army vs Shirtless Ramsey with his 20 good men and 2 dogs for the fate of the world.
>>40614886>>Allow your hive creep to expand into the tunnels directly around the recycling facility
>>Allow your hive creep to expand into the tunnels directly around the recycling facility
>>40614886>>OtherTunnel deeper and expand the hive in a subterranean direction. It's literally what the hive does best.
>>40615011And in the end, the only one left standing will be treefu.All according to keikaku.
>>40615011>>40614990You casuals need to read the books man! What they show isn't everything that really went down.
>>40615011>>40614990The best part is that the fat fuck told the guys who did the show how he was gonna end the book, so all book fags can still be spoiled about the series ending.It was obvious the show would deviate a lot from the books when the lazy fuck himself said that all the little changes they were doing early on would make big impacts later onThis is also not mentioning all the characters and shit they cut out.Right now they are just killing characters for no reason as well.
>>40614887Jesus that's nightmare inducing. Excellent work there IG, well done.
>>40614912>>40615062Yes.PLEASE. Just rein in the creep and have it expand downwards instead of outwards.
>>40614887Your art style reminds me of French porn cartoonists.
>>40615062I don't think making permanent changes to infrastructure like that is the best idea.If we had to abort, we could digest or dissolve everything here with acid to prevent discovery. But we can't undo tunnelmaking without leaving evidence of it behind.
>>40615078What's the point of "expanding" in a direction intruders will not come from
>>40615112Who cares? The only evidence they'd have is holes and tunnels, and we could also collapse the entire block on top of whatever investigating force is coming down.
>>40614542>>40614618>>40614886What happens in the show?I fell behind after the poison guy lost to the mountain.I was gonna pick it back up until i found out that they sacrificed the disfigured girl through fire.
>>40615112I really don't think that's feasible. We're talking about kilometers worth of hive infrastructure here.
>>40615072>complaining about the show>they must not have read the books! no bookreader ever complains about the show being stupid
>>40615123Uh... expansion? More room for more hive structures?Hiding an army underneath one of their major cities?
>>40615134>kilometersWut.It's the basement of a single protein processing plant. It isn't that big.
>>40615160Not him, but are you forgetting how fast a hive can grow and expand?
>>40615123Well let's see. Firstly, to hide from them, which considering the nature of this hive and it's location should be our first priority. Secondly, to eliminate the possibility of any sewer maintainence or stray Taidaren from coming across the hive unintentionally. You forget that people actually use these tunnels for something other than military bases.
>>40615145We can produce an army of hybrids that don't congregate all in one place and that are in place as sleeper agents throughout the city. That's much better.
>>40614948Some sort of segmented spacesuit undies, I guess? They are preferring to live on worldships.In other news, have a lucky Taidaren hauling a vintage treasure back to its commune, unaware of two of the hive's spies observing it.
>>40615184If we wanted to do that, we wouldn't bother expanding this hive period.
>>40615189I always imagined Taidarens as being... more hairy.
>>40615184The whole point is having an operations center, a place where we can grow drones and place rows of biotanks.Hell, we'll probably be at war with the Union eventually.
>>40615203Clearly this one shaves.
>>40615203>more hairyNow I'm imagining their long, thin ratlike tail to have fuzz like a Persian cat. With mange. ADORAHORRIBLE
>>40614886You stifle your small hive and keep it buried for now. The sleek surface of the walls around the tank is coated in a thin layer of mucus, and several fleshy growths have appeared over the pipes near the ceiling, draping slender tendrils in the air that sparkle with droplets. Just beneath the water, the spines of razor mines just reach through the surface like over sized sea urchins.You examine the tank in detail as the tendrils of your hive search every nook and cranny. The tank extends downward nearly fifteen meters, and ends in an emergency drain that you suspect leads directly to the runoff canals spread through the sewers. The water it is filled with has become murky with your hive's activities, and a thin film of mucus has covered the still water, giving it the appearance of a swamp as opposed to a filtration center. Beneath it all is yet more canals and service tunnels, which expand downwards and outwards in all directions. The tunnels are patrolled by your flies, and are inhabited by a mixture of vagabonds of many races, but are overwhelmingly Taidaren.>Lay more drones (write in)>Produce additional clones (write in)>Other
>>40615246What kind of drones/clones should we lay? What can we reasonably grow/deploy just from the existing infrastructure?
>>40615183We can detect intruders before they get near a point where they can see the hive infrastructure, at which point they can be drugged and implanted so they can do their business under the delusion everything is normal.
>>40615246>>Lay more drones (write in)10 parasites with wings.That way we can send them into locations undetected with a swarm of flies.
>>40615246We should lay some camouflaged drones for defending the hive.I see something called the 'Ghost beetle' on the discussion page. Would that be good?
>>40615246>>Lay more drones (write in)Something with a moderate relay that can detect anything sapient in a 250 meter radius.Maybe with the Siren, so it can also disable people that get too close?Psionic: Moderate 50NSight: Thermal Pits 2NMandible: Siren 15NBlade: Combat 1NArms: Strength 1NLegs: Sprint 1NWings: Advanced 4NUtility: Explosive glands 2NCarapace: Mimetic skin 2NCarapace: Adaptive camouflage 8N>clonesFlash-cloning: Make 5 or 7 new hybrids. One Tech, the rest Brawlers, since we don't have guns right now. It's "shopping time."
>>4061524620 more parasites.>>Produce additional clones (write in)>>OtherIs that chimera egglayer still not a hybrid again? I thought we were done with its use in that form.
>>40614886>Keep your hive small and confined to the tanks beneath the recycling plantOR>OtherHead downwards and dig our own tunnels?It is risky enough to be here and we will be surely found out, if we start expanding more into human made tunnels.
>>40615303>Psionic: Moderate 50NI stopped reading this design at that. There is absolutely no reason to drop 50N a pop on a single drone in this hive. On top of which, the siren call would echo like crazy through the tunnels. The sound would be audible for miles.
>>40615338I really don't know why that's not an option.
>>40615246Can two flies carry a parasite into an air vent easily enough?>>40615273I don't think it's necessary, but if we do, remove the parasite's arms and claws and just give it moderate wings, so that its upkeep doesn't go up.We don't want to make the hosts any hungrier or malnourished than necessary.
>>40615246>25 Ghost Beetles>20 Parasites>5 Hybrids
>>40615246>Lay more drones (write in)enough parasites to give to every vagrant in the underground tunnels.
>>40615354Dude, in a small drone advanced wings only cost a single extra nutrient, and upkeep is half of that. A human body requires the equivalent of, what, 47N a day? It wouldn't make the slightest difference.
>>40615339>absolutely no reasonOkay no Siren, but a relay is the only way you get the ability to detect everything in a quarter of a kilometer around. One per hive is fine. It's barely more than the cost of four Flies, and we have 50 of those.Second, upkeep is basically paid for by the Union's sewage.
>>40615246>>Produce additional clones (write in)15 random human hybrids3 Taidaren hybrids5 flash cloned human hybrids
>>40615189The head looks good, but the body is longer and more tube-like, like a gecko or a snake, which tapers off to the tail. They are able to twist and contort their bodies quite quickly, and are swift runners and climbers that move ins squirrely, rapid movements. Think Randall from Monsters Inc, actually, similar body length and movement, but with a more rounded body and only six legs.They often stand on their hind four limbs, and can walk at a leisurely pace in that manner, but will drop to all six to sprint, or can run moderately fast while holding something by carrying it with their mid arms as you have drawn, which is their most common posture.
>>40615381First of all, it doesn't do anything like that, you basing that entirely of hypothetical research we haven't finished and have little idea how it would function. Secondly, you're forgetting that the flies cost a quarter of what a medium sized drones with the same adaptations would cost.
>>40615421>First of all, it doesn't do anything like that, you basing that entirely of hypothetical research we haven't finished and have little idea how it would function.My little anon can't be this retarded.>>40162357 >While until now you had no idea of the practical implications, with the help of Dr. Vaughn and the remains of the White Queen’s relay, your own hive’s technology has been given an unfathomable leap. The process seems simple now, as even in its state of quasi-existence, the tachyonic particle that is used to transmit the thoughts of the hive can and does interact with normal matter, albeit in a nearly undetectable and infinitesimal way. By using these nearly nonexistent markers, your medium and advanced relays can now detect the faint echoes of other sapient beings near the relay. Any medium or advanced relay can now detect the presence of sapient life up to a kilometer away, and can detect its general position within fifty meters up to two hundred and fifty meters away.
>>40615246Have the flys been collecting genetic samples of humans on Gemini?
>>40615246Have we parasitized the human maintenance workers for the tanks or are we just hoping no one comes down on routine inspection that doesn't have a working neck?
>>40615421>Secondly, you're forgetting that the flies cost a quarter of what a medium sized drones with the same adaptations would cost.http://pastebin.com/EyHX9rZuNo I didn't. The fly costs 12N to lay AFTER the small size reduction. If it weren't small it would be like 50ish.
>>40615447Not even involved in this conversation, but holy shit are you acting like a tremendous faggot. Congratulations. Kill yourself.
>>4061524610 flies with thermal pits and spitter gland added.30 more parasites. We have security guards to compromise.
ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL...
>>40615459We haven't even met any maintenance workers.This place hasn't had a maintenance visit yet.
>>40615246Lots of different votes here.>30 parasites>15 human hybrids>3 Taidaren hybrids>5 flash cloned human hybrids>25 Ghost Beetles>All>None>Design new drone (write in)>Other>>40615328It is. It is guarding the hive with the others and awaiting for further orders.>>40615350Because you would dig through the ceiling of the tunnels beneath you. There is essentially a whole under-city of infrastructure, drainage systems, filtration plants, power plants, cable and power conduits, communication systems, and all other manner of things spread out under the city streets spread over multiple levels.>>40615459That's what your flies are watching out for. While the facility is automated, you can expect an inspector to arrive periodically.
>>40615378That's just Lyle. He has extra metabolism from all his cybernetics.
>>40615598>>30 parasites>>15 human hybrids>>3 Taidaren hybrids>>25 Ghost Beetles>>Design new drone (write in)Parasites, but with advanced wings.
>>40615598>>30 parasites>15 human hybrids>5 flash cloned human hybrids
>>40615598>>30 parasites>>15 human hybrids>>3 Taidaren hybrids>>5 flash cloned human hybridsThose are good.I don't think ghost beetles are a good idea. They can change color, but they lack adaptive camouflage. Not stealthy enough.
>>40615619Anon....>http://pastebin.com/EyHX9rZu>Ghost Beetle>Carapace: Mimetic Skin 2N>Carapace: Adaptive Camouflage 8N
>>40615598>30 parasites>15 human hybrids>3 Taidaren hybrids>25 Ghost Beetles
>>40615644Oh, fuck.I dunno why I thought adaptive camouflage couldn't stack with any actual armor.
>>40615598>>OtherA moderate relay.ghost beetles are 55N each, I think we can afford a detector relay.
>>40615598>>30 parasites>>15 human hybrids>>3 Taidaren hybrids>>25 Ghost BeetlesHow much space does the current hive take up? Is it really all that small, or just small compared to our usual hives?
>>40615598>10-15 human hybridsFor main defense of sewer hive.>3 Taidaren hybridsTo blend in with local vagabonds.>5 flash cloned human hybridsFor first defense and risky work.No option about others.
>>40615598>30 Parasites>15 human hybrids>3 Taidaren hybrids>5 flashed cloned human hybrids>25 Ghost beetlesYour egg layer gets to work, dropping each egg in turn into the murky water bellow where drones quickly dive in and arrange them along the tank's floor.>Lay a moderate relay for the hive>Lay an advanced relay to connect the hive to your network and allow your pod to break orbit>Neither>Other
>>40615724>Lay an advanced relay to connect the hive to your network and allow your pod to break orbitWhy not?If this doesn't get support though:>Lay a moderate relay for the hive
>>40615724>Lay an advanced relay to connect the hive to your network and allow your pod to break orbitSend some scouts to find an isolated area outside city limits to set up another hive
>>40615724>Lay an advanced relay to connect the hive to your network and allow your pod to break orbit
>>40615724>>Lay an advanced relay to connect the hive to your network and allow your pod to break orbit
>>40615741>>40615744>>40615746>>40615747So we going public to the union?Unless you guys forgot how big advance relays are.
>>40615771No Advance relays aren't that big dude They can fit in small pods
>>40615724>Lay a moderate relay for the hive
>>40615771What? I think you are the one who forgot how big advance relays are anon.
>>40615724How big are advanced relays?
>>40615771Anon, that's not the same kind of relay. Those are for the FTLcomms made by the humans. These relays are psionic--well more succinctly put, they are two entirely different relays. One is for a communication system utilizing quantum mechanics, and the other involves tachyonic particles.
>>40615771I'm cool with coming out to the union anon, unlike you.
>>40615724>Lay an advanced relay.The advanced relay will, due to its position and the close proximity of the planets, have total coverage of both Gemini and its twin planet, as well as gain the advantages of the moderate psionic relay's newly unlocked abilities, centered on your hive.Please roll 5d100, best of 3 to whip up some genetic ready mix clones. I can set up the next thread once we hit page 10.>>40615790>>40615771It is big, but not too big as to not fit in the hive you have. It's small enough to be transported by a space pod, and can easily be submerged in the water tank beneath the egg layer where it will glow and pulse ominously.
Rolled 26, 34, 50, 22, 92 = 224 (5d100)>>40615825
Rolled 82, 95, 1, 57, 37 = 272 (5d100)>>40615825
Rolled 53, 13, 79, 20, 57 = 222 (5d100)>>40615825
The relays they're talking about being too big are the super-computer monolith sized ones for the FTL communication systems. Going public or not is a moot point.
Rolled 45, 65, 48, 76, 17 = 251 (5d100)>>40615825HWG
>>40615825Can we bring up possibly talking to the union to both thesus and Elizabeth?
>>40615836Well one at least is gonna be recycled or be an abomination i guess
>>40615832>>40615836>>40615839>dat third cloneWhat horrifying crime against nature have we birthed?
82,95,1,57,92We got some potato clones
>>40615832>>40615836>>4061583982, 95, 1, 57, 92So, three good, one fuck up and one so-so?
>82, 95, 1, 57, 92So two are basically almost perfect, no real defects, one probably has one spotty bit of DNA problems but nothing that'll get in the way of performing activities, one has some kind of major defect but will perform adequately for our purposes, and one is basically the Anti-Christ.
>The Southern poofs are at camp showering Stannis with gifts and dancing around a big pyre.>Stannis smiles, enjoying this valuable cult ritual.>A cry is heard in the distance.>The camera pans to a stampede of a twenty good men sneaking on foot. We see Shirtless Ramsay driving the men with a serrated whip. "FORM RANKS, YOU DOGS!">In the distance, Southern poof women and children are burning. The soundtrack a high screaming wail. >"TAKE THE WOMEN FOR OUR KENNELS!" Ramsay shouts. "FEED THE BABES TO THE FLAYED GOD!">"Y-yes" cries Reek, "Walda hungers!">Stannis looks on, grief-stricken. "R’hllor save us," he whispers, "he's even making the women and children pay the iron price."
>>40615891You. I like you.
May the 1 will be random Chimera we cant control that will get loose?
>>40615920Pf. We'll eat it. We'll hunt it down with flies and just fucking eat it.
>>4061582582,95,1,57,92Well, you don't use flash cloning for the quality.This actually seems like a good stopping point. I can answer any quick questions and take some quick votes and then set up for part two in just a bit.
>>40615891https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0dnIpXkJwWhat this about twenty good men? A ,movie?
>>40615957How much costlier would we have to make our parasites to cause visible malnutrition in the host?
>>40615957How about this one?>>40615851
>>40615957Can we have our biotank make a copy of Jackob and Lyle's minds just in case we need to make a backup of them?
>>40615957So are you going to make the Nat 1 the THING?What are the chances of a proxy diplomacy that was talked about earlier?What's this talk about good men?Are you hyped for dishonor 2 and fallout 4?
>>40615957Is there a Library of Congress equivalent in the Union?And how much surveillance are the security detail, bodyguards, of Parliament under when they're at home sleeping?If we nabbed a list of personnel names and addresses, well.
>>40615957So, the Valen bank.Lyle has both a relay for communication, and... did the bank issue his card that he swipes to pay for shit?Or is that his fake ID, which links to that account?Unrelated, but it might be safer to keep Lyle's FTLComm here on Leeland and leave a fake on his ship. He can relay any messages through the hive network.Ironically FTLComm strings, especially to someone as paranoid as the Broker, are much harder to replace than human beings.
>>40615957I haven't seen game of thrones since the mountain killed the poison guy, mind giving a quick summary what is happening now?
>>40615957Thoughts on bethesda trying to make money off of mods attempting to fix their games?
>>40616143Why would you want to know here. Just torrent it.A bunch of feminists ragequit the show though for massive triggering.
>>40615957Second thread today?
>>40615966It's a spoiler from Game of ThronesRamsay aparently only needs "20 good men" to sneak into a camp in the night, set fire to it, kill hundreds of horses, route a portion of the army, burn all the food, and destroy all the siege weapons, then sneak out without anyone seeing them. This is because they "know the land" apparently.>>40615978It all depends on how much food they can get. If you somehow double someone's nutrient requirements, they will need a lot more food, and it will show.>>40616004That will happen automatically when you interface with their minds in the tanks.>>40616009He's a very special clone, with special genes.It all depends on how you go about it.Just more silliness from Bolton's House of Lies.No and no. I know better then to get my hopes up over anything shown at E3. Especially anything from Bethesda.>>40616021The largest single collection of research and knowledge would be on Mentan, but the parliament building does hold archives on a wide range of things. It is restricted to the public, however. You need to be a government official, or the guest of one to enter personally. Civilians can access limited amounts of data from the archives over the net, but cannot visit in person due to security reasons.Union security takes the safety of representatives very seriously. You can expect the most top of the line home security systems and armed guards assigned to protect the home. Details are classified for obvious reasons, especially the names of guards and who they protect.>>40616061It is a fake ID, which links to his account, and was purchased by the bank.They are a shady bank. To say the least.>>40616154[angry moth noises]>>40616159Yes!I'll go set it up now.
>>40616159>I can answer any quick questions and take some quick votes and then set up for part two in just a bit.>then set up for part two in just a bit.
>>40615957I assume you're hype for Heroes Reborn.
>>40616157I heard of that and it makes me wonder why they didn't leave with any of the past rapes and torture to women in the series.
>>40616177You mean other armed guards protecting the homes of the armed guards?Well we can always just stakeout who goes in and out of the building and where they drive off to at the end of the day.
>>40616182Not sure, but just to be fair, they did shoot the scene in a far more overtly evil way, between the music and the overall feel of things.Personally, I think that if they wanted the viewers to feel bad for her when she said her life is the worst, they should have done more to show it. I couldn't help but cringe when she said that to Reek of all people. It's like complaining of a dry mouth to the guy at the end of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream.But that's not important now. Setting up the next thread.
>>40616222Oh, sorry, no I meant the representatives. The identities of the armed guards are kept secret, but their homes would likely not have their own armed guards.Unless maybe it's a heavily armed pyramid scheme, or some rotating pot luck of body guards.I wonder how that would work, actually.
>>40616157>Why would you want to know hereNot that guy, but I'm curious along with him and I'd ask here because I'd rather get a short summary rather than waste hours on watching this show and trying to remember all the generic medieval characters doing generic medieval backstabbery.
>>40616249>Unless maybe it's a heavily armed pyramid scheme, or some rotating pot luck of body guards.Yea and yes!
>>40616227I still get salty when ever I see them birch and moan about reek being useless and it's stupid to focus on him during the scene and his problems when shit is happening to poor sansa.Nigga can't see he is also suffering a lot in that scene.
>>40616266Probably because contrary to what NTR hentai says, I think rape might dwarf watching your childhood friend being raped.
Question about thread 46.Why exactly we decided to build weather spires in Leeland and Raligha?Raligha is already hospitable for us, and I certainly don't wanna ruin the ecosystem for natives either.In Leeland we have the thick clouds that make the scanning of the planet harder, plus the spore mushrooms, that certainly would help against enemy ground attacks.I would rather keep both of those perks than adjust Leelands climate, for only to be able to farm those plants from Raligha.So if no one can come up with a good reasons to continue building those spirest, I would rather start terraforming a new planet instead.Or were the weather spires and actually making planet habitant, two different things?
>>40616288>baiting this hard
>>40616304Because they allow us to control the weather. More control is never a bad thing. Unfortunately there is a vast difference between just putting up weather spires and terraforming an uninhabitable world. The later involves planet seeders, and in total costs millions of nutrients and metals for every use. Weather spires help maintain the climate once they're finished, but are not a part of the process, per se.
>>40616304Your weather spires both study and regulate the climate of a planet, allowing you to change the planet's environment to be more suitable for life, royally mess it up, or just regulate it against potential damage from other activities like mantle excavation. It still needs an atmosphere to alter, however, so barren planets would require more to hive-form.
>>40616288Your power level is showing with this bait.
>>40616304To study the weather.
>>40616335>Weather spires help maintain the climate once they're finished, but are not a part of the process, per se.Except you need them to provide oxygen in the first place before it becomes self sustaining.
>>40616335>>40616348Ah thank you for clearing the confusion. No wonder weather spire's cost seemed low if they would have been planet seeders at same time.I quess the control and study of weather is worth it.
DOES ANYONE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER?
>>40616453Kinda muggy here but at least it's not raining
>>40616249Then we just have to also worry about the remote internet observation through the security system somehow.
>>40616453Its too hot and we need rain right now.
>>40616552Fellow California fag? Greetings from SoCAL. How 'bout that drought, eh?
>>40616453Been raining off and on all week sure beats the 90s its been for a while.
>>40616453It's way too goddamn cold where I am right now. Fuck, can't even go jogging in this weather.
>>40616596Good morning from Bakersfield and AC bill and working inside.