For eons you have traveled the cosmos, like a speck of dust in the wind. Your limitless potentials and mind have remained dormant for all but the briefest moment at the beginning of your existence.You are the spore.Every speck of life in your tiny existence screams out for you to achieve one specific goal: Grow.Perhaps in time you may desire other things, but for now you need strength.--As the room around you fills with air and the overhead lights shine, you feel your faculties return to you for the first time since a birth you barely remember.You've only a vague sense of the world around you in your current state, and you feel that there is a biological presence among you. As you try to chase your potential new host a wall that had not been there before blocks your way. Suddenly you and the air around you are sucked out of the room into a corridor of rushing air.Now you must go forth and grow!--Twitter: TBASession 2: TBA(Check in at the end of the thread to confirm continuation!)
As you circulate through long and narrow corridors you sense many lifeforms pass you by. You may exit this flow wherever you choose and infect a host.Now, make your choice!>You sense a weak presence in a sterile room. An easy host to conquer, though it may require you to fix it up afterward.>A great many simple lifeforms fed by powerful lights, feeding them with a constant supply of energy.>Many advanced lifeforms mill about in a room, along with some lower lifeforms and a couple simple ones.
>>40955036>>A great many simple lifeforms fed by powerful lights, feeding them with a constant supply of energy.
>>40955036>Many advanced lifeforms mill about in a room, along with some lower lifeforms and a couple simple ones.looks interesting
>>40955036>>Many advanced lifeforms mill about in a room, along with some lower lifeforms and a couple simple ones.
>>40955036>>You sense a weak presence in a sterile room. An easy host to conquer, though it may require you to fix it up afterward.I miss parasite quest ;-;
>>40955245it was fun, rip in pepperinos
>>40955036>A great many simple lifeforms fed by powerful lights, feeding them with a constant supply of energy.
>>40955163>>40955184You exit the flow of air into a room filled with potential hosts.As you try to sense the lifeforms around you, you realize there are small creatures among the advanced lifeforms, as well as a couple of simple lifeforms that seem to be partially enclosed and growing out of some sort of container.Many of the advanced lifeforms appear to be engorging themselves of nutrients, while some are engaged with one of the simple lifeforms in some sort of fun ritual.Your being is vibrated by the mass of noises.What do you do?>Attempt to infect one of the advanced lifeforms as it eats.>Attempt to infect one of the lesser beings.>Infect one of the simple lifeforms.>>40955364Sorry, I was giving it some time to have people come in and vote. That should be the longest wait.
>>40955408>Attempt to infect one of the advanced lifeforms as it eats.
>>40955408Oh, I was referring to parasite quest. I'd be surprised if this quest died so soon.
>>40955408>>Attempt to infect one of the lesser beings.Now, are we on earth, fantasy earth, scifi earth, or an alien planet...
>>40955464parents eating with kids, playing with pets, possibly a park?
What should parasite do?I will have to resist the temptation to make it lewd. This ain't Anonkun.
>>40955483That was my thought, and was thinking that taking over a dog would let us learn about this world without having to pretend to be a human
>>40955408>Attempt to infect one of the lesser beings.
(For reference, I'm shooting for 5 votes or 10 minutes)>>40955423>>40955438>Attempt to infect one of the advanced lifeforms as it eats.You float into the gaping maw of the advanced lifeform as it consumes its food. You find yourself bobbing and being pushed around as it eviscerates its meal, and then you are swallowed down into the pits of its being.You find yourself in an enclosure of bile and acid, but to you this almost feels like a home!You begin to absorb the nutrients around you and consume to your heart's content. Your mass grows and your mind with it. This body will be yours for the taking!How will you spread yourself?>Work your way directly to its brain.>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.Either way, roll me a 1d100!
>>40955408>Infect one of the simple lifeforms.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>40955604>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>40955604>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>40955604>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>40955604>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>40955604>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.The brain can wait until we have enough mass to do some REAL thinking.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>40955604>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>40955604>>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.
I'm disappointed that we didn't infect a puppy.I was hoping for an adorable world ending plague.
>>40955604>Slowly spread yourself throughout the body and conquer it as a whole.
>>40955627(Nicely done)You spread yourself throughout the body with an expert hand, as if the knowledge to do so had been imprinted onto your very being.It takes some time, but very little. Before the being drifts off to slumber you finish taking it, and like a flick of the switch you are in control.The mind of the being is yours to control, and its personality lays dormant beneath your spore might.You are given access to a wealth of knowledge. These "humans," as they call themselves, have two legs and two arms. They eat most anything organic as they so choose. This one in particular possesses a great wealth of knowledge, but as of yet you can't fully comprehend it.When you force your new body awake, you are in a small room. You look to the right and see a small window, and outside is the blackness of space. The room itself has simple furnishings: A bed, some pictures, a couple books on a shelf, a dresser of clothing for your naked body, a locker of possessions, and a door to some sort of public area.>Inspect the books>Acquire clothing>Inspect the personal possessions in the locker>Write-in
>>40955604>Work your way directly to it's brainInfecting it's body first may lead to detection by the other lifeforms, we must take control first, and find a secluded area to complete our assimilation.How do I die roll without the email field
>>40955750>Inspect the booksIf we are to understand our new form, we must understand what others of our form have done.
>>40955750>>Inspect the personal possessions in the locker
>>40955750Inspect the books, maybe it'll help comprehend the knowledge
>>40955750>Inspect the personal possessions in the locker
>>40955750How much do we comprehend our form's memories? At the level of "layman knowledge" of things, or only abstract concepts? Are we even fully sapient?
>>40955827You understand basic things about humanity itself. You have a fantastic layman understanding of all things, and the ability to push beyond that with exposure will be easy.Advanced knowledge and more abstract subjects you still struggle to understand. Things of a more academic nature, like the sciences. Some simple studying or further growth might help you in that regard.
>>40955879I saw a flood infection form, Your a Dick OP I've gotta post now and ensure the spore spreads.>Inspect the books
>>40955879I didn't explain that well.You have a layman understanding of the things that your host understood, and a good understanding of the biology and physiology of your host.If you attempt to speak to someone, for instance, you would have little trouble actually doing so. Whether or not you could speak proper English is up for debate. You might not want to hold an engaging conversation at this time.>>40955776>>40955804>>40955968>Inspect the booksYou gracefully move your host body to the bookshelf and inspect its contents. There are a great many titles among these shelves, and you understand that many of them are fictitious. You feel that many of these are about great conflicts among the stars, and some of them are about giant mechanical beings piloted by humans.On one shelf in particular you see that there are some educational materials related to the field of - the word "engineering" comes to mind.>Read about space war>Fuck yeah, giant robots!>Study the engineering manuals.>Do something else (write-in)
>>40956043>Do something else (write-in)All of that sounds dumb and boring. Find nourishment and see if we can exude spores at some lesser life forms.
>>40956043>Fuck yeah, giant robots!
>>40956043Let's go take a look at the personal effects and a mirror, see if we can get our Identity down
>>40956043>Read about space warWe must know what others of our form are capable of, to avoid their ire until we are prepared.
>>40956043>Study the engineering manuals.
>>40956043Let's go the boring and most optimal route>engineering manuals
>>40956043>Study the engineering manuals.>>40956178 what about it?
>>40956043>study the engineering manuals.Fuck this looks interesting and somewhat well written.
>>40956090>>40956105>>40956118>Study the engineering manuals.You reach out and grab a manual about modern reactor maintenance and space engineering.The knowledge before you is complicated, but you begin to take to it. You understand that the reactor of the vehicle you inhabit is powered by some sort of matter-antimatter reactions, and that the immense power from doing so is necessary to generate the field that allows vessels to enter what the humans call "subspace," where ships can travel beyond a constant they refer to as "radiation speed." Or was that "light speed?"You feel your mind swell with knowledge you have gained! (Learned: Basic engineering, basic subspace theory)You hear a loud beeping noise behind you.>Investigate the beeping noise.>Read more books (Engineering, space war, robots)>Go elsewhere (write-in).
>>40956218>Investigate the beeping noise.
>>40956043>>Study the engineering manuals.>>40955459I miss it too.The flu killing toxo was at least thematically appropriate. the curse is real.
>>40956218>Investigate the beeping noise
>>40956218>The knowledge before you is complicated, but you begin to take to it. You understand that the reactor of the vehicle you inhabit is powered by some sort of matter-antimatter reactions, and that the immense power from doing so is necessary to generate the field that allows vessels to enter what the humans call "subspace," where ships can travel beyond a constant they refer to as "radiation speed." Or was that "light speed?">You hear a loud beeping noise behind you.Oh, fuck me, we're on the Enterprise. This is a Star Trek quest.This makes me so goddamn happy, I can't even articulate it.
Actually it's just an alarm clock. Probably. Either that or reactor about to explode.
>>40956277No, we must be on a human planet. There's no open places in space, not where you'd have a picnic
>>40956321>You exit the flow of air into a room filled with potential hosts.There was no open space. We've been inside of a structure the entire time.>You understand that the reactor of the vehicle you inhabit>the vehicle you inhabitA space ship, in fact.You're not really following what's been happening.
>>40956321We are obviously in space moron. Reread.>You look to the right and see a small window, and outside is the blackness of spaceAnd parks do not have ventilation systems. How would that ever be a park? It was just some common area or something.
>>40956277>antimatter reactor>subspace>implying these are franchise-exclusive scifi tropesYou can't be serious.
Your spore mind is torn between reading these many space war novels, or investigating that obnoxious beeping noise.You feel that the mind of your host would consider the world of fiction and that beeping would be equally important to him for some reason.>Space War fiction reading>Strange beeping noise.
>>40956492>>Strange beeping noise.
>>40956321I'm just trying to figure out what have you the idea of a picnic.Like, I find that fascinating.Did you look at "people eating" and immediately thought "picnic. Definitely a picnic. No other possible answer".
>>40956434When matter-antimatter reactors, warp fields, subspace, and an obnoxious beeping sound announcing that someone wants to enter your room on a space ship all line up? It's either Star Trek or a Star Trek reference. I'm hoping it's Star Trek.
>>40956492>Strange beeping noise.>>40956521I just read back over that.I grammar good.
>>40955013>Not "Metal Gear Spore: Spore Rising Revengeance"
>>40956492>Strange beeping noise.
>>40956492>Space war fiction reading
>>40956543Antimatter is the most efficient form of energy creation.Warp speed is universal for space faring fiction.Sunspace is relatively common, especially on a board built as containment for 40k threadsAnd a futuristic civilization isn't going to rap their knuckles against a door, when doorbells are a thing.That said, I hope it's Star Trek as well.
>>40956622>That said, I hope it's Star Trek as well.Well, at least we're in agreement about that.
>>40956521Two different people had that idea, despite having just come out of a ventilation system that just passed a hydroponics room for growing food in a sunless environment and a room with someone sick in it.>>40955483>>40955523It was seeing the small creatures being played with, making them ignore everything else indicating we're in a closed environment.
>>40956543(I actually had initially thought of a fusion reactor, but then I figured: Fuck it, it's sci-fi. I have seen a lot of Star Trek in my time though.)>>40956506>>40956553>>40956595>Strange beeping noiseYou reach for the war novel and begin to lift it from its shelf, but then a console behind you beeps once more. You turn and walk to the console as the book falls to the floor.Before you is a technological device. You search your host's mind and recognize it as a communications console. Your hand reaches out and you activate it.A face appears before you with a readout of information overlayed above parts of the image. It says: "Chief Engineer, Alan Strausman." You suspect he is further along in human life, and you recognize in the back of your mind that this is your host's "superior," in terms of "rank." You suspect this indicates that he is a greater human than your host, but his knowledge seems to indicate that he is in charge. You fail to see the distinction."Hey, Richardson! I've been trying to reach you for a couple minutes now. I know you're trying to catch some zebras over there, but the coolant system picked up a flag in the 'B' Junction. Can you grab your tools and head over there? Christine thinks it's just another short in the air sensor, but I think that the piece of shit just came loose again."How do you respond?>Affirm>Deny>write-in
If it is Star Trek, I'm disappointed that we didn't inhabit a tribble.
>>40956704AND IF YOU DO ANY OF THOSE THINGS ROLL ME A d100 PLEASE!
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>40956704>Deny"I need human nourishment to expand my girth. Where can I gain biomatter?"
>>40956704See I knew it was communication device.But I was almost hoping startrekanon's random assumption was right and it was the doorbell and our host was about to answer the door completely naked.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>40956704>>40956754And my roll.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>40956704>>write-in"Of course Chief Engineer Alan Strausman, you will have an answer shortly."
>>40956778>But I was almost hoping startrekanon's random assumption was right and it was the doorbell and our host was about to answer the door completely naked.Same. I know I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up in the first place, but this not being Star Trek really disappointed me for some reason. I was really looking forward to being the random encounter of the week.
>>40956758>I need hyoo-man nourishment>I mean... nourishment.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>40956543>warp fieldsYours is literally the first post in the thread that mentioned "warp field." It just said 'field'.>>40956704>air sensorShit guys. That is us. It detected the spore breach. We have to be the one to investigate it.>affirm
>>40956704>Affirm.We read the Engineering Manuals, it's time for Ensign Cordyceps to start earning his keep.
>>40956704>Affirm"I am a normal human, and as such I will do my normal human function, normal human.
>>40956802Oh I wasn't hoping it was star trek, I'm glad it's not a fanfic quest. I was hoping one of their entirely-made-up reasons for thinking it was star trek was true.>an obnoxious beeping sound announcing that someone wants to enter your room
>>40956864>>40956819>>40956758Whatever we do, let's definitely be weird as fuck like this.
>>40956888Well, maybe we can still go to work without getting clothed. That should be entertaining.
>>40956893>rolls eyes>"Quit reading so much scifi nerd."
>>40956893>After searching my host's mind, I have uncovered the structure of "proper" "English">I shall speak in "formal" and "proper" "English" from now on, as is befitting of my station>I don't want to seem strange, after all
>>40956925>Forsooth my lord, verily! I shalt proceedings to the malfunctioning trinket, excelsior!
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>40956704>DenyDICE WORKKK
>Hmmm, strange. This being appears to only wear garments which which contain a wavelength between 400 and 484 Terahertz
>>40956802>>40956888(Sorry Anons. That doesn't necessarily mean that the homebrew world the spore inhabits can't have righteous boning-focused space officers!)>Affirm(Since I forgot to ask for rolls I'll just take all the rolls we did get, which means the highest is 84!)"Well rested. Perfectly normal. I will proceed to 'B' Junction, Chief."Strausman looks over to someone off camera with a face that you feel is best described as "humorous," before he turns back to you and says: "Right... After that you might want to head down to med bay to get yourself checked out."The communications cut out. (You gain basic understanding of English, and can now speak more properly!)>Grab your tools and clothes and venture forth to 'B' Junction>Attempt further access of the console.>Ignore him (write-in)
>>40956989>Grab your tools and clothes and venture forth to 'B' JunctionWe shall perform our duties as is expected of a normal and properly behaving human.
>>40956989>>Grab your tools and clothes and venture forth to 'B' JunctionI'm hoping for a lovely maroon colored shirt that compliments our eyes
>>40956989>>Grab your tools and clothes and venture forth to 'B' JunctionOr do we... not know where B junction is yet.We should look that up on console if not.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>40956989>Grab your tools and venture forth to 'B' JunctionForget to put on clothes - after all, we're in a climate-controlled ship, so the need of them is very unintuitive. It will be goddamn hilarious.
>>40956989>Grab your tools and venture forth to 'B' JunctionClothing is unnecessary and inneficient.
>>40956656I'm 40955483 it was just harmless speculation, but hey, now that we know where we are you can wave your enormous e-peen around and say that you are right.
>>40957024Consciousness makes an excellent point; from what we can tell of our form's memories, clothes are for protecting against inclement environments. This environment is tailored for our form, so we have no need of clothes!
>>40957045>ConsciousnessWhere'd that one come from?
>>40957024>>40957045These. It's both an obvious social faux pas to make and it's really, really funny.
>>40957064What is a "foe pahs"? We do not understanding that with our limited understandings of English.
I personally hate star trek and think that it is an awful franchise and would be very happy if this was not set in it.
>>40957083>hating fun this much
>>40956989>Grab your tools and clothes and venture forth to 'B' Junction
>>40957079No, brother, I believe that he said "foe paw", which would imply that it is the primary limb of an animal lacking opposable digits.
>>40957093Eh, it just sort of fell flat. Could not hold myself through it, even though I tried multiple seasons.
>>40957083(It's not, but as I mentioned before there's no reason there couldn't be a little bit of bleedover. The Spore's world is made up, and isn't part of any official setting.)>>40957024>>40957038We seem to have favor for a write-in.>Go naked (roll d100)>Go clothed
>>40957106Brother? Are we brother, brother, or are we one and all, brother? I feel as though language has muddled my/ours being.
>>40956989>Access the console more
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>40957127Nice.The lack of clothes part is also nice, until everyone realizes that the guy is deadrip :(
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>40957127>Go naked (roll d100)
>>40957127>NakedSHOW THEM OUR GLORY!
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>40957127>Go naked
>>40957138You make a good point, Brother.Though, for the sake of simplicity, I feel that this is the most efficient means of referring to each other
>>40957181But are we brother, or other, or us, or I, or we? We must rectify my/our/your/their mind before this gets out of control.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>40957127How many rolls do we need? I'm rolling for a second time now.
>>40957127>Go naked (roll d100)
>>40957127>Go clothedIt's funny and all but now I regret mentioning wanting him to answer the door naked.Which is entirely different from walking around naked.
>>40957201I suspect that our identity as each other must be reconciled within ourselves, and that you is no true definitive answer.As we are seperate consciousnesses within the same being, I feel that brother is most appropriate.OOOOOH YEAH, BROTHER
>>40957158>the guy is dead(You took control of his mind and body, but he lays dormant. He is a prisoner in his own mind)>>40957203(Currently my preference is best of 5, and also that people remember to roll properly!)>>40957158>48You attach the host's toolbelt to his body, including a variety of devices for tightening and loosening various kinds of bolts and nuts. You also notice a tablet and grab that as well.You exit your domicile to the common area, which is lined with the domiciles of other humans. It is the middle of the night, and nobody is around.Nobody except - the phrase "old man Martin" comes to mind as you look at the bewildered gentleman. He looks at your host's naked form and looks away, absently attempting to mop the floor further to distract himself."Bright what the hell?" he exclaims quietly, to avoid disturbing the other crew. "Put on some damn clothes you half-asleep nutter."How do you respond?>Go back and put on clothes>Walk away and ignore him>Say something (write-in) (d100)
>>40957298of course brother, but am I you? Are you me? Are we each another brother? Are we all the same mind, or many minds within one mind? Perhaps we do not exist, and are simply the ramblings of ourselves?
>>40957127>Go clothedAs one of the people that you linked, I would like to say that I was making a joke.
>>40957337>Go back and put on clothesAh yes, that...
>>40957337>Go back and put on clothesOn closer recollection, you remember clothes being used to preserve decency. Perhaps we should cover our more sensitive organs, the other formed seemed distraught when he saw them.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>40957337>Go back and put on clothes>Say something (write-in) (d100)"Why? The temperature is pleasant for human bodies."And then do what he suggested anyway.That was good for the laugh, and now I'm over it.
>>40957337>Go back and put on clothes
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>40957337>>Say something (write-in) (d100)"Oh, dear me, Old Man. Martin."then turn around and go put clothes on
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>40957337>Go back and put on clothes>Say somethingThank you "old man Martin" for informing me.
>>40957339It is difficult to tell, there is no telltale smile over the internet.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>40957337>Say something (write-in) (d100)>Go back and put on clothesBe an awkward weirdo for a few lines, then do what he says.
>>40957390I can understand that.I'm just sad I didn't get in early enough to clarify that
>>40957405But hey, at least it was just a harmless old man, and we can play it off as extreme case of forgetfulness. A cheap laugh.
>>40957337>walk away and ignore him
>>40957374>>40957376"Why? This temperature is quite pleasant for the naked human form," you say to Martin. You look down at your naked form and then think on it further.As Martin attempts to speak you interrupt him. "Oh dearie me. You're right, Old man Martin!"You go back to your domicile and acquire clothes before proceeding to 'B' Junction. As you exit the common area you are greeted by a large sign with a picture of your vessel on it, and a map.>Proceed toward engineering. You know the way, probably. (d100)>Inspect the map>Other (write-in)
>>40957438>>Inspect the mapTry to imprint it on our brains
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>40957438>Proceed toward engineering. You know the way, probably. (d100)Pick the wrong way.
>>40957438>>Inspect the map
>>40957438That ship is a penis.That said>Inspect the map
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>40957438>Proceed toward engineeringAlso holy hell, I botched up that last roll.
>>40957438That's a really good roll but I'll go with inspect the map, since we can memorize entirety of it, probably.
>>40957460>Pick the wrong way.>Rolled 94 (1d100)You fucking asshole.That's fucking hilarious.
>>40957460Haha why are you trying to have our sweet and innocent spore guy do silly things?
>>40957438changing vote to>>Proceed toward engineering. You know the way, probably. (d100)
>>40957460>Go the wrong way>Accidentally find biological growth unit>Accidentally release a cloud of a very dangerous mind altering spore throughout the shipWhoops
>>40957460>94>go the wrong way(Wowie zowie Dr. Howie! What a roll!)Your spore reaches into the depths of his host's mind to learn his knowledge of this vessel, and you learn a great deal!In fact, you realize of fascinating places beyond this 'B' Junction, and forget all about your duties.You learn of a place called "medbay" and proceed toward it. You head in the direction you were intended, but detour at a room with a white + over a field of green.You enter, and find the medbay vacant except for a weak human being hooked up to a variety of tubes and machines. The lights flicker on as you enter.>Inspect the sleeping human (d100)>Inspect the medbay>Inspect a computer in the medbay (d100)>(write-in)>Leave (write-in)
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>40957586>Inspect a computer in the medbay (d100)
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>40957586>Inspect a computer in the medbayTime to learn!
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>40957586>Inspect the sleeping human (d100)EXUDE FRESH SPORES.
Rolled 11, 46 = 57 (2d100)>>40957586>Inspect a computer in the medbay (d100)then>Inspect the sleeping human (d100)
I read the title and I'm already hooked. I've always loved creatures like the flood.
>>40957610Not with that roll, soldier!
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>40957623BROTHERRRRRRR infect the Forerunners with me! >>40957586Inspect the sleeping human
>>40957586think I'll go with the sleeping human
>>40957645Jesus fucking Christ.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>40957586>Inspect the sleeping human
>>40957623That's why I used that picture. Every story has a humble beginning.>>40957645(Holy crap at a carnival!)You approach the human and immediately recognize him from before you had acquire your host. He was the weak signal you detected before.It doesn't take long for you to recognize that this human is dormant and in a state known as "comatose." Your host had little dealings with this individual prior to him entering his current state, but he appears to have been one of the atmospheric technicians before he suffered an incident that damaged his mind.You can infect the comatose human, and it would take even less effort than it took you to steal away this healthy one. However, the state of its mind leaves you in question. It may take some effort to repair.>Infect the coma patient>Inspect the medical terminal (knowledge? d100)>Inspect the rest of the medbay>Leave (write-in)
>>40957586Also for future reference I think it'd be better to lock in a route first, and then roll dice. This way people won't be swayed by good early roll, even if it slows down the quest a little
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>40957730>Inspect the medical terminal (knowledge? d100)
>>40957730>Infect the coma patientHow does that even work, do we spread our consciousness or is it one host only? I'm hoping it's former. We could possibly instate ourselves as symbiote.
>>40957730>>Inspect the medical terminal (knowledge? d100)
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>40957730>>Inspect the rest of the medbayfor clues to help with our dice for >Inspect the medical terminal (knowledge? d100)
>>40957730>Infect the coma patientCould you label the choices somthing like "A". "B", and "C".
>>40957754This is a good plan, although in this case it's not so relevant since there isn't any rush.
>>40957730>Infect the coma patientWe must grow!
Holy shit, this quest is already blessed with glorious high rolls.
>>40957730Forgive me if I'm being abtuse, but by "infect" do you mean abandoning our current host or just spreading more spores to that individual?
>>40957825Why in the world would that be needed.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>40957730>Inspect the medical terminalLet's try and see what the nurses keep on here...For educational purposes of course.
>>40957754(You make a good point. I'll try to make rolls less of a decision-making factor in the future)>>40957783>>40957858You know that it would be as simple as inserting some of your cells into the patient's body. He would offer you no contest in doing this due to your knowledge of human physiology and the state of his health. With the healthy mind you possess you feel that you could acquire control of another mind without straining your capabilities.At present you would control both individuals as if they were your limbs. In the future, perhaps you can learn other methods.>>40957825(Sure)
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>40957862final destination voting, but this isn't even close.Because I'm going to vote for >Inspect the medical terminal (knowledge? d100)
>>40957858I assume since we started as a spore and infected our host, we're steadily reproducing and growing more numerous within his body.So could we eventually reach a critical capacity and essentially explode or split open, spilling more spores out?
>>40957882There's no need to label the choices.
>>40957883Well.Final destination, yes.But here?Why?
>>40957924Eh, whatever man, hurts no one. I guess.
>>40957924Hell, I frequently re-write them if I want to do something similar, but slightly different.This isn't a CRPG, we aren't limited by software.
>>40957886So far it seems as though we can control our growth. With the weaker human we could have fixed what was wrong, so I'm going to assume we can, and will eventually, spread more spores without the need of damaging or splitting our initial host. Only speculation here, but things are looking pretty rad what with our high adaptability and learning potential.
>>40957964I hope in the future we can create living growths outside a host.
(I'm going to handle all the inspections since you all rolled over 90, and avoid ever presenting you with multiple d100 choices again!)>>40957772You sit before the terminal and attempt to access it. Many items are locked behind a "username" and "password," of some sort, but general knowledge of human physiology is accessible to you.Upon accessing the databanks you are greeted by the last information accessed on the terminal: Oxygen deprivation. You learn of its effects on the human mind and the damage it can cause. You feel that you could attempt to reverse such minor damage and other minor brain ailments if you so choose.Much of the other knowledge you had discerned on your own through infection, or isn't even relevant to you. (Learned: Brain repair, basic neuroscience)>>40957822>Inspect medbayYou look around the room and see a variety of machines for diagnosing and treating run-of-the-mill human ailments. You also find a machine that dispenses a great many kinds of medications to heal humans. This dispensary seems to allow you to insert some sort of identification card to acquire basic medications for the most commonplace of ailments, while others are noted to require the identification of the "doctor.">Infect the humanYou take cells from your host and insert them into the mouth of the patient. They begin to spread and overwhelm him.Your cells take his body, but are stopped at his mind. It will take time and effort to instruct them on how to repair his broken mind. (Roll d100)
>>40958000well if you're looking for cancer then make the rest of the joke yourself
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>>40958053infecting the guy under medical scrutiny and giving him miraculous recovery was a mistake.
>>40958130I have a feeling since he's in medical care the doctors will detect us, but I don't know I'm not a doctor.
>>40958130We can still pretend that he's in coma. Considering we have full control over his body.
>>40958149Why I say this: it's because you don't do extensive checks on a coma patient. You just wait until they wake up and keep them alive and clean. Since you already know what is wrong.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>40958053Looks like all we can do is keep moving forward.Let's hope space doctors believe in miracles.
>>40958099>86(well played)Your spore cells set about repairing the damage asphyxiation did to this technician, and in half an hour's time you've brought this man back from life in a coma.Under your control of course.You hear a quiet voice from the tablet device on your toolbelt, it is the voice of the chief."RICHARDSON! When's that air sensor gonna get fixed?">Respond (write-in)>Say nothing
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>40958194>RespondWORKING ON IT NON-INFECTED VECTOR
>>40958226no please let's not do that, joke was funny first time around but now it's kind of too much>>40958194>Apologies, chief engineer. I will proceed in an efficient manner now.Or something in that vein, I suck at writing.
>>40958194>>Respond (write-in)"On my way already.">proceed to engineering B junction
>>40958000Same mate! The possibilities right now are pretty high for anything so I'll guess we'll see!
>>40958254Oh let it be. We're supposed to be sleepy and shit. Act like we just woke back up from a quick nap.
>>40958194>Say nothingHad to pick up some meds, wasn't feeling too good chief.Might even explain why we're acting weird
>>40958294Want to play it off as sleep grogginess? I suppose that could work.
>>40958310if that's how people wanna do it, Sure. I personally would like our boss to meet us and for some... infecting. But If the rest of anon isn't ready for the Gravemind too happen...
>>40958335We could act blatantly once we get majority of the crew under our control, if we go hivemind route.
Easy mode would have been infecting the hydroponics and getting inside everyone's food, you realize, instead of this guy.
>>40958226>>40958254"My apologies non-infected vector: Chief. I will proceed to the 'B' Junction and commence repairs. I had a... 'headache'," you say to him, as if you didn't fully understand the word."What?" the chief asks with a confused voice, and you can barely make out gossiping on his open mic. "Fine, headache. Just... get over there and fix it, or there'll be trouble! You know I don't like being a hardass, but so help me-" the device goes quiet.As the conversation concludes you feel you have gained control of this newly-healed mind, and it fills you with a great sense of power. You feel knowledge of his life start to seep in to your mind. (Learned: Basic Atmospherics, Basic Atmospherics Engineering)As your minds connect you feel that you are on the crux of newfound strength!Now that you have two bodies you have two separate options available to you at any one time:Engineer:>1: Proceed to 'B' Junction>2: Write-inAtmospherics Tech:>1: Follow the engineer.>2: Proceed to the Atmospherics Bay.>3: Go to your quarters.>4: Feign unconsciousness to avoid confusing the crew.
>>40958432>1: Proceed to 'B' Junction>4: Feign unconsciousness to avoid confusing the crew.
>>40958409Actually this guy is sort of a 'good route' choice, I guess? We could still change our minds.Which is why I am going to say this:1 proceed to B junctionand4 feign unconsciousness, in hopes of infecting the doctor whenever he/she comes in. Just surprise them and infect them. Hold them down with help of engineer, who will be called back to eventually help with it. I don't expect coma patient to have much strength
>>40958432>Proceed to 'B' Junction>Proceed to Atmospherics Bay
>>40958432>Proceed too B junction>Feign unconsciousness
>>40958432>1: Proceed to 'B' Junction>4: Feign unconsciousness to avoid confusing the crew.Yeah labeling sweet...
>>40958432also forgot to link the vote>>40958476
>1: Proceed to 'B' JunctionYour engineering host proceeds to his assignment at the 'B' Junction. He nears engineering before taking a detour into a maintenance corridor. After a few minutes of sliding the host's body through narrow passages you reach the suspect coolant pipe and its air sensor.>Roll d100 for inspection and repair-- (Atmospherics Tech)>Feign unconsciousnessYou recognize the fault in further exploration with your new body, and so you elect to remain within the confines of the medical bay under surveillance of machines.You also realize his name is Daniel Caleb. His personality is in tatters, and irreparable. If he were to somehow come to the surface and take control, he would barely function as a human, much less a lifeform.In his mind you recant the incident. Upon attempting to perform repairs to one of the airlocks he foolishly short-circuited the system and the air was sucked out of the airlock.
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Rolled 9 (1d100)>>40958636>In his mind you recant the incident. Upon attempting to perform repairs to one of the airlocks he foolishly short-circuited the system and the air was sucked out of the airlock.Aha yes I knew it had to be related to the airlock incident that sucked the spores into the ship.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>40958636BIG MONEY>See if he had any family members onboard or knew where the cooks sleep
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>40958759whoops, my bad.
>>40958762>see if he had any familyHis memory is hazy, and difficult to interpret. You see vague images of "school" and his "family" in his mind, but are unsure about their location.>>40958673>86(Dearie me)Your engineering body dons his work gloves and temporarily blocks the air flow from the outgoing coolant system pipe. With time being of the essence, he quickly pulls the sensor from its housing and inspects it.You see that the sensor is, in fact, short-circuited. A common fault with this kind of reactor design, as the coolant from the chamber can sometimes overheat and melt solder on the electronics. Your host has performed this duty many times, and yearns to work on a well-made reactor.Your engineering body solders the connections again and inserts the sensor. Its readout lights up green, and you renew the flow.>Report your job as completed>Go back to medbay>Return to your domicile>Explore (write-in)
>>40958813>Report your job as completed
>>40958813>Report your job as completed>Explore (write-in)See if we can find that hydroponics room again
>>40958813>>Report your job as completed>>Explore (write-in)The food supply, the hydroponics area.
>>40958849I'll second that.
>>40958813>Report your job as completed>Explore (write-in)Lets go visit hydroponics.And shake a few spores into the various plants.
>>40958900Man, hydroponics was one of starting choices as well.I don't regret starting this way, we have access to human knowledge sooner.
I just gotta say, I refuse to let this become 'benevolent parasitic spores from beyond the stars.'We are going to be malicious as fuck, galactic domination is the aim of the game.Any people or other species we meet will merely be hosts, vectors to spread ourselves further.
>>40958930bad guys always get the good songshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ncsItpXptQ
>Report job as completedYou grab the communications device that you were contacted on before, and reflexively press a button on the side."Hello. Richardson has completed his duty."After a moment the chief's voice responds. "Roger that. Everything is green on my end. Sorry for calling you out. Try to be a bit quicker next time."Speaking of green...>explore hydroponicsYou remove your host from the claustrophobic maintenance halls of the 'B' Junction and enter back into the hallway. The hydroponics bay is nearby, and it intrigues you.Your engineer, Richardson, enters the hydroponics bay and the lights flicker on. You see long lights surrounded by a circle of various plants that produce produce. On another side of the bay you see a strange plant with a thick brown trunk that splits off and tapirs at the top. You know that this is a "dwarf tree," of some sort.These specimens are simple, and this place is ripe for infection.>-Inspect the computer station.>-Attempt to infect the plants>-Inspect the hydroponics bay further.>-Write-in
>>40958930I'll say that it'd be nice to play the bad guy once in a while. I'll go with you anon.reminds me of shadow quest, QM set up everything for us to be evil and it turned out that we saved everything were good
>>40959023>-Inspect the hydroponics bay further.>-Attempt to infect the plants
>>40959023>>-Inspect the hydroponics bay further.>-Attempt to infect the plants
>>40959023>-Inspect the computer station.They'd probably make checks to see if the plants are sick.Unless our infection'd not show? In which case I'd vote for>-Attempt to infect the plants
>>40959023>Inspect the hypdropnics bay further>Then computer>Finally infectGotta make sure nobody is gonna come in or notice us putting our 'spores' everywhere.
>>40959045He didn't set it up for us to BE evil, he just had it so if we wanted to be evil, we could have easily. Taking the good option was fighting against our nature and thus harder at times, but still totally something he set as an option. The QM was talking about it in the end I think.
>>40959142...That's what "set up everything for us to be evil" means
>>40959142Actually he directly said it, that he expected us to be evil and gave us multiple options to go back on that route. But of course, it's always an option. It's a quest, not a videogame or a book.
>>40959023>Leave spores hidden in the computer station's keyboard to infect the unwary hydroponic workers.
>Inspect the hydroponics bay furtherYou look around the bay. The two large cylinders of plants are striped with different varieties to grow different kinds of food-bearing plants. A healthy variety. There are a couple vats of a liquid marked as "fertilizer," and a large vat of water. Both vats are built into the wall with a small window and nozzles for each, as well as a tube from each container that leads to both of the hydroponics units. It would appear that the units are mostly automatic.The trees are a particularly interesting specimen, because they have a hard shell. You accidentally pluck a piece of it off, but it appears to be inconsequential. Both varieties of plants fascinate you because of the simplicity of their existence, and seeming desire to do nothing but grow and spread.To you these simple lifeforms almost feel like long-lost ancestors. Of course, you are far more advanced than this vegetation.You start to take spore cells from your body and infect the plants. Each is easy to control, but their lack of a developed brain does little for bolstering the power of your mind. The trees prove to be a bit more difficult, however. Truly a marvel!>roll d100 for infecting the trees.
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Rolled 94 (1d100)>>40959213They aren't going to LICK the keyboard.>>40959251
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>40959251SPREAD MUH SPORES
>>40959272Might bite the nails.Actually, how big are our spores?
>>40959181Ah, When I read it I came up with "Set it up for only evil and no good option" apologies.>>40959185He directly said he expected us to be evil, yeah, until we didn't eat Abigail, he said he knew from that point we'd be white knights(not his word choice). And like any game of course he's give us bad options, just like he gave us good route options.Anyways, this isn't important now and off subject, sorry for going on about it. Back to SPORESS
>>40959300(The spores themselves are tiny. A speck of dust. That's just a single bit though.)>>40959272>94(Goodness gracious great balls of... vegetation)The physiology of the trees make them... difficult. You're not entirely sure how to infect them- at first.After inspection, and after feeling the other plants become a part of you, you begin to realize that you can infect it through the soil beneath it. You manage to insert cells into the soil to be absorbed by the tree, and in time they take root.You feel that taking the entire bay's plants into your control strains your control, but you feel that if those plants could grow you could put them to great use.The nature of these plants is also a wealth of knowledge, and you feel you could even apply some aspects of it to your human hosts. (Knowledge: Spore-Human Morphing (Basic), Plant Physiology (Basic), Bark Skin, Photosynthesis, Nutrient/Water Absorption)What will you do now?>-Inspect the hydroponics terminal>-Attempt to feed the plants>-Write-InRegardless of what you choose (except basic write-in stuff), ROLL d100!
>>40959447>>-Inspect the hydroponics terminal
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>40959447>FEED THE PLANETSAlso infect the food Fertlizer with spores
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>40959447>-Attempt to feed the plantsDoes the infected plants and human have any noticeable distinctions?
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>40959447>Attempt to feed the plants
>>40959447>>-Inspect the hydroponics terminal>>40959485>>40959485...for what purpose.The fertilizer that will fertilize the plants you already infected? Infecting that'll do jack and shit.I don't see why it's our job to farm the plants. It won't get people eating them any faster.
>>40959528Once they harvest these plants they'll need to replant and re-fertilze the soil.
>>40959528In case we ever die it gives us a backup point. And what>>40959559wrote
>>40959447>>-Inspect the hydroponics terminalLessee when harvest time is.
>>40959572You redo the soil after harvesting and replanting shit?
>>40959528Let's get down to business and piss into the drinking water
Rolled 70 (1d100)>Write inSearch for some kind of food source for workers in this room, and attempt to infect it.
>>40959616Yes, you reapply the fertilizer to the soil after harvesting and replanting shit.That's how these things work, anon. Nutrients for plants don't magically appear out of nowhere.
>>40959486(Not at present, no. The changes are more internal. Of course, if you give your humans bark skin and spears for arms, people will probably notice something strange.)>>40959681(I had envisioned the fertilizer as being some space-age mix of fertilizer and nutrient solution, but I also know jack shit about botany)Seems we've hit a tie between the terminal and feeding the plants. I'm going to take a moment to explain the latter option.If you feed the plants you'll essentially be over-fertilizing them with space-age fertilizer. The effect of this will mean that you are able to grow the plants and basically infest the hydroponics bay. This will be a mixture of the effects of the solution and your own power.The benefit is that you'll loosen their grip on your control as they grow and combine, as well as their ability to potentially grow throughout the rest of the ship over time. Of course, the crew would notice the plants going out of control.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>40959724>Feed the plants I still support this action, If anything they can pump airborne spores into the vents sense they'd be connected too the air flow.
>>40959724Did you mean you'll tighten their grip on your control?In either case, I think we should try and stay incognito right now. Let's inspect the terminal. Perhaps it says what's next on the menu?
>>40959724If we leave them be the humans can eat them and then they'll all get infected unwittingly.>Inspect the hydroponics terminal
>>40959724>do not feed the plantsemphatically not yet.after we infest the farmers or cooks or whoever comes here.
>>40959724Still supporting >Feed the plants
>>40959681A fertilizer is any material of natural or synthetic origin that is applied to soils or to plant tissues (usually leaves) to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants.And now everyone is smarter.>>40959789What he means is that it'll lessen the load.Which is them having loosened grip of your control. As in they don't take as much control.
>>40959724> Don't feed the plants yet>Check the terminal.
>>40959724>feed the plants
>>40959724>Don't feed the plantsWe must maintain secrecy for now. Once we get a tighter grip upon the ship we'll start having the plants take over.
>>40959833Ah, okay. I thought he may have meant the plants would be more out of our control. Thanks for the clarification.I still think we should, emphatically, NOT feed the plants and blow our cover at this time. Let's check the terminal.
>>40959724>Feed the plants
>>40959908>>40959912This.Secrecy, you ADD ridden children.
>>40959973ADD is helluva drug.
>>40959789(As the plants grow and combine they'll be less taxing on your mind. Infesting creatures with brains has a far larger benefit than plants, but as the plants grow they can start to provide a minor increase beyond what they take. Basically, brains are awesome, plants are nice.)>Consensus shifts back and forth, and barely errs one way or the other.Let's start with the hydroponics terminal, and then shift over to the more permanent choice.You sit your engineer down at the hydroponics terminal and see a set of various controls for the plants including light intensity, ambient temperature, and controls for the system that feeds the plants fertilizer and water.You also see that there is a small seed dispenser next to the terminal with seed packets for every plant in the room.The terminal also contains a databank with information about the plants, but nothing you didn't already discern from your infection.One interesting detail is that there's a glass partition that can be dropped to prevent access to the plants, so that the aeration system won't fill the entire bay with chemicals.What would you like to do?>Feed the plants from the terminal, which will eventually alert the crew to a strange occurrence>Leave them for now, and do it another time (write-in)
>>40959724>>-Inspect the hydroponics terminal
>>40960025>Leave the plants, infect the seeds.
>>40959973No, I SUBTRACT ridden children.
>>40960025>Leave them for now, and do it another time (write-in)Go back to exploring
>>40960025>>40960059backingAnd mess with the glass partition to ensure it cant be brought back up after it is activated
>>40960025>>40960059I'll allow it.
>>40960025If you want to do a proper final destination vote you could just give people a choice between A and B and tell them to link back to the post with chosen option, since people can't post an identical message within 5 minutes of each other. It'd look something like this:>>40960025AJust saying, for future reference. If things are going to go the way they are going. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the procedure.>>40960059I'll second that.
>>40960025>Leave them for now, and do it another time (write-in)Can the engineer use atmospherics tech taken from the other guy's brain.We could put spores in the air supply maybe.Also it's entirely unclear how this 'control' mechanic works, and what increases or decreases its limits, and what counts against that limit.
>>40960025>Feed the plants from the terminal, which will eventually alert the crew to a strange occurrenceSince we have an engineer why not disconnect communications from other people and sabotage the engines?
>>40960145Just handwave it for now, the specifics of the mechanic. It's the first thread, friend.
>>40960152Because we don't have enough information or spread yet.
>>40960152It would be very beneficial for us to get to where the ship is going simply because there would be more vectors to infect there, If we can get there with the ship in relatively good shape, no one will suspect when the open the airlocks and corruption spews forth.
>>40960025Leave the plants. They only work for a back up for us if they are not detected.This quest is a classic case of an infection based game, us trying to spread an infection, and the crew trying to fight back. The crew will not respond until we are detected, and if we are detected, at least with present resources, we could very easily be defeated.I suggest leaving to observe more human interactions and modes of behavior. This will hopefully keep us from acting strangely enough to be detected for the time being.If we don't do this, I would suggest trying to see about infecting the medbay or a doctor. Any fight back against us will almost certainly involve trying to synthesize a cure and taking the medbay offline would be a big boost. Infecting a doctor could also allow us to easily spread our spores (contaminated "vaccinations" or the like).
voting to become a cordyceps tier spore infection
>>40960169You can't handwave it when there are already decisions that hinge on the mechanical benefits of it that don't even make sense yet.
>>40960223>becomeYou are not paying attention are you.Wait no, worse, becoming that would be a downgrade. It only instills a single impulse into hosts it doesn't cause complete autonomy and shared consciousness.
>>40960258anonjust because we would be cordyceps tier doesnt mean we wouldnt be able to control the growthwhat the hell
>>40960230It's fine now, but more plants would be bad. If we wanted to infect a new batch of plants there'd be a problem. But there're no more plants and non-brain lifeforms around(pets have brains, believe it or not), so it does not matter much now. The lessened load would not help us that much in our current situation, is what I gathered. What would matter is us having a plant growth to order around.
>>40960258He doesn't mean turn into an actual cordyceps anon, obviously.
>>40960281We already are above cordyceps. We can do all that it can do and do it better.
>>40960328im saying split our hosts open and grow fungus stalks that release spores when we no longer have need of them or as tactical spore bombsshit anon
>>40960142(I'll keep that in mind, thanks)>>40960059You inspect the seed dispenser. It keeps the seeds neatly filed in their individual packets and spits them out upon request. You could infect the individual seeds and plant more of them, but infecting all the seeds would require you taking them all from the dispenser, opening their packets, and infecting them.>>40960145>Can we use atmospherics knowledge to spread spores in the air?Now that you have access to a bay of plants it's feasible. However, you would need the atmos tech to do it, or you would need the atmos tech to help your engineer steal his stuff.>how does this "control" mechanic work?(Basically, for every brain you control you're given additional capacity to control other beings. With plants, they lack any sort of fancy brain parts- they're really quite stupid, and their collective biomass as they exist underperforms in providing expansion for your mind. As their biomass grows it allows you a miniscule increase. Hopefully that makes sense.)>>40960195>Where the ship is going(I wonder where the ship is going!)>>40960152(Technically possible, but dangerous)--Consensus seems to be in leaving the plants as they are for now. They're not going anywhere, right?At present you have control over the plants in hydroponics, an engineer, and a "comatose" atmospherics technician.At this moment you feel that your engineer is "hungry," as he puts it. A sensation you understand well. After infecting so many bodies and doing so much activity, a desire for food has risen.How would you like to proceed?>Explore with the engineer.>Return to the common area and eat.>Grow yourself some food!>Disconnect the Atmosia from his monitors and make him explore.
>>40960355We can do that. I'd vote directly against it. Considering our processing power grows with LIVING hosts.
>>40960366>Return to the common area and eat.try to infect another
>>40960366>Return to the common area and eat
Just a quick reminder about what you know and can do:-- (Abilities)Nutrient/Water AbsorptionPhotosynthesisBark Skin-- (Racial)Human Physiology (Advanced)Human Language (Basic)Human Culture (Basic)Spore-Human Morphing (Basic) The ability to morph the form of a human.Plant Physiology (Basic)-- (Science)Engineering (Basic)Subspace Theory (Basic)Atmospherics (Basic)Atmospheric Engineering (Basic)
>>40960366>Return to the common area and eat.
>>40960366>>Return to the common area and eat.
>>40960366>>Return to the common area and eat.Time to take a plate to the buffet table.....and use the same plate when going back for seconds.Without washing our hands.>>40960355That's moronic when we can just stick our finger in something to infect it too.
>>40960366>Return to the common area and eat.spread some spores to the food while we're at it.
>>40960436youre just being a dick for the sake of it nowyou just gonna give someone a wet willy when theyre armed and armored to the teeth
>>40960423Head to the human eating area and get some food there. Try not to talk to anyone, but instead just observe people (try to get human language and culture up to advanced if possible). If it is easy and subtle, we can infect others, but that should not be our priority at the moment.If we encounter humans who want to talk with us, just beg off and say something like "sorry, headache" (we can do that, right?).
>>40960492Look, not washing our hand might be a dick move, but I don't think we'd get shot by military over it.
>>40960552>Walks in>Manner Commsiar>Wash your hands or get a bullet between the eyes
>>40960489I'll support this choice. See if we can't grow a few people out of control after all would it be weird if we 'bled' abit or had cuts on our hands from work?
>>40960436>we can just stick our finger in something to infect it too.(If you can manage to get the finger in there)>Return to the common area and eat.Your engineer leaves the hydroponics bay and he turns to head toward the common area. On the way you notice a terminal proudly display "0508 | 5:08 a.m." It's almost "morning," if such a thing existed on a ship.As you enter the common area you notice that Martin is no longer here, but the room has become "clean." It also smells like one of the lemon plants you infected.You approach the food dispensary and acquire some sort of glazed confectionery in a plastic package. Your host had a deep appreciation for these, despite their price. When you insert his ID to acquire the food item you see it claim that it has removed some sort of currency from his account. He doesn't have a lot of money, it would seem.You sit and eat your meager snack, and as you do you see a man you recognize as the ship's chef stumble from his domicile. He seems to barely be able to walk as he shambles toward the kitchen, not even noticing you. Perhaps he is unwell?How do you proceed?>Attempt to engage the chef in conversation (write-in)>Offer to assist him>Attempt to infect him (dangerous)
>>40960659>Attempt to infect that motherfuckerIn for a penny, in for a pound.
>>40960659>Offer to assist him
>>40960659>Attempt to engage the chef in conversation (write-in)"Hello Chief-Human, up a bit early aren't you?"
>>40960710>Offer too assist himIF and ONLY if OP he accepts>Try too infect him via breathing into his face or something.
>>40960659>>Offer to assist himAlso have a bite of my perfectly sanitary food item, chef person.
>>40960659>get the finger in there>implying we don't have spore charms>implying we're not the hottest stuff
>>40960719Chef, not chief. This guy isn't our boss, but is the cook. Infecting him would be, arguably, the biggest coup possible on the spaceship. Let's offer to help him. There are many ways it could work in our favor.
>>40960659>Attempt to infect him (dangerous)offer him a bite of our infected doughnut (safe)
>>40960659Would it be possible to infect via saliva?
>>40960659>Offer to assist himSneeze or cough on that food.
>>40960792Anon no I wanted to wait a few threads before we roll to seduce with the best blowjobs on the ship.
>>40960775He's the cook.sorry
>Offer to assist him"Mornin' chef Card!" You stand and walk to him, leaving your trash behind on the table. He reacts with surprise."Hu-what? Whazzat?" The chef blinks several times, trying to wake himself up and focus his eyes. "Oh, Richardson. It's you. What do you want?" He smirks as he asks, "you want to help me cook breakfast?""Sure!" Card looks taken aback by your offer, but not wanting to jinx the opportunity he opens the kitchen door and motions for you to go inside. You do.>roll 1d100 to help Card make breakfast>write-in small talk(Infection rolls will come later, as you'll have to sneak it in to the finished product)
Let's say "need some help" and then, regardless of the response, "want some food, you look like you need it more than me" (while motioning at the doughnut).
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>40960863Sure is lovely weather we're having isn't it?
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>40960863So how 'bout that space weather? Heard plasma storms are on their way.
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>>40960863So what happened, Card. Sleepless night? Been hitting the bottle again?
>>40960863You didn't eat breakfast already did ya. Cuz I'm still hungry.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>40960863Are you feeling alright comrade, do you need assistant to the med bay? that's were we jump him.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>40960863>Say "Shit, you don't look good. Have a bite of this." (offer infected donut)
>>40960863Still dunno what spores look like...Glad they haven't replaced your job with a machine yet eh?
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>40960863How you holding up anyway Chef?
>>40961030They look like specks of dust. What did you expect?
>>40961030Here you go anon, how I see the sporeshttp://www.halopedia.org/Flood_spore
>>40960890>>40960894>>40960915You and Card work well together. You prepare ingredients for Card per his request, and he takes them and cooks them up. You both prepare a "staple breakfast" as he calls it: Eggs (made from a yellow liquid he retrieves from the fridge), pancakes topped with day-old hydroponics berries, and a small slice of something you know as "ham" (but isn't actually real ham).As you're helping him, you engage him in conversation from time to time."So Card, how 'bout that space weather? Lovely plasma storms right?"Card jumps slightly at this. "P-Plasma storms?! Oh heavens no! Please tell me there aren't any more of those!You shrug, and he seems to be relaxed by your lack of knowledge on this subject."Didn't sleep well Card?""Having those nightmares about storms again. Did I tell you about the time..." Card spends most of the process telling you stories about times he was in various plasma storms while on freighters. They're all very dull stories with no climax, but you are very intrigued by the notion of plasma storms, and the brief mention of an "ion" storm of some sort. You would like to one day visit one of these natural phenomena. (Learned: rudimentary Storms and Nebulae)As you're finishing up you see people start to exit their domiciles and wait at the table. Many of them look well rested, but some look tired. Nearly all of them engage in conversation.Finally, the food is finished, while the chef added his finishing touches you help yourself to some food that he set aside for the both of you, filling your stomach more fully.The act of infecting people with their food is wholly possible, but taking control of so many people at once will be a challenge in your present state. You feel that you can leave spores in the food of three individuals, and manage to reliably infect two of them. The third will require some high-quality concentration to take without his immune system stopping you.>Roll 1d100 to assume direct control.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>40961125rolling
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>40961125hwg
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>40961125
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>40961125crit 1 fail a go
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>40961125I KNOW YOU FEEL THIS
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>40961125HOLY FUCK ANON'S GRAVEMIND TOO SAVE THE DAY!
dice+1d100>>40961125Don't worry, your safer... with us.
>>40961125well damn.looks like luck finally ran out.
>>40961125OP, I was reading the post and had 5 pictures too pick! No!
Welp, looks like we're only getting one.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>take bite of something>hey does this taste weird to you chef>spore him
>>40961100(I like it. Works for me.)>>40961152>>40961153>>40961156>>40961161>>40961165(Wow. Looks like spore's luck ran out)Your attempt to infect three people at once seemed feasible, but then it went wrong very quickly. The strain on your mind was simply too much, and you only managed to control one spore effectively enough to actually assume control over a member of the crew. The other two spores struggled and fell silent as the bodies they inhabited absorbed them.Still, you've acquired a new host!You infect the mind and body of one Mallory Atkins, one of the cargo technicians on the ship. Her main job includes duties like loading and unloading the cargo, and monitoring the cargo manifest. She doesn't do very much while in transit.You now control an engineer, a "comatose" atmospherics technician, and a cargo technician.-- (Engineer)You finish your set aside meal and Card thanks you for your help before he consumes his own meal and then sets about cleaning the kitchen.You overhear one of the crew say: "Gee whiz Will, this is one of the best meals we've ever gotten!"Card boisterously responds to him, saying, "that's William P. Card to you, miiiister Butterfingers!"The crew laughs, but you're unsure as to why.How would you like the engineer to proceed?>Go to engineering>Socialize with the crew>Return to hydroponics>Write-in-- (Mallory Atkins, cargo tech)As she takes her final bite of food you suppress her personality and take control of her mind and body.>Continue socializing with the crew>Return to your domicile>Go to the main cargo bay>Write-in--(Atmos Tech)>Wake up?>Stay "comatose"
>>40961278Seconding this. The chef should definitely be one of the two people we spore for sure. The third...well it can just be some random person in the mess hall.Or we could just roll 2d3 to see if our attempt to infect the chef is successful.
>>40961347>>40961347>>Socialize with the crew>>Continue socializing with the crewupgrade human culture. Cure autism.>>40961347>>Stay "comatose"
>>40961347OP you drew me in with a flood infection form, you now know its spore form. Have about more of the flood.http://www.halopedia.org/Flood_Super_Cell>Sociailze with the crew>Have Mallory Atkin begin to flirt with the chef. Surely he gets lonely onboard the ship and is more easily infected via a more meaty body?
>>40961347Ah man I'm running tired.>go to engineering>continue socializing with the crew, let's learn a bit about humans.>stay comatose
>>40961347(Engineer) - go to engineering. See if we can learn more about the ship and possible infection vectors.(Cargo) - Continue socializing with the crew. It would be strange if she left early. Perhaps we can get our knowledge of human culture and interaction up to advanced?(Atmos Tech.)Stay comatose. If they discover the spores or start to fight against us, they will almost certainly discuss something in the medbay. We need to keep "eyes-on" that room if at all possible.
>>40961347>-- (Mallory Atkins, cargo tech)Have this new host do this >>40961278 move.
>>40961347>Go to engineeringTo study more for future unnoticeable sabotaging >Continue socializing with the crew>Wake up?A miracle
>>40961347>Go to engineering>Continue socializing with the crew>Stay "comatose"
so are we kinda being more like the flood then or
>>40961667We're what we're. Thread's your guide, anon.
>>40955013>Session 2: Sunday (7/5) at 4 p.m. PDT>Twitter: https://twitter.com/SporequestQM-- (Engineer)>Go to engineeringYou part way with the crew of the ship, after a hearty meal and a good day's work. Evidently your engineer wasn't a very social character, as most people barely engage him beyond a wave.Your engineer proceeds to engineering, and you pass by the chief and Christina, on their way to get food."Already ate?" Christina asks your host. The chief stands by to hear an answer."Yes. I am on my way to engineering."The chief chimes in. "Perfect. We were going to ask you to watch engineering for us anyways. Thanks Richardson." He pats you on the shoulder. Christina give you a thumbs-up.Your engineer continues on to engineering...-- (Mallory)>socializeMallory stays behind and socializes with the crew, and she recalls a great many details about them.There are fifteen members of the crew (you control three). Three in engineering, two in cargo, two in atmospherics, three bridge personnel (including the captain, and the communications officer), one janitor, one hydroponics technician, one doctor and nurse, one chef, and one certified bodyguard.Around you people chatter about the "loss" of the atmos tech, Daniel Caleb. A woman comments about how, "his family will be shocked when the cap' tells them." Some of them share a collective moment of silence."So, Mallory, you excited to finally get to stretch your legs and do some real work?" another member of the crew asks jokingly. You recognize him as Jacoby, the communications officer. They all chuckle, and you join them.Mallory's mind tells you that the crew often "busts her britches" over the fact that her job is pretty useless while they're traveling. Someone has to operate the cargo machinery though, and track the manifest.>Ask anything specific? (Write-in)-- (Atmos tech)He remains comatose. You hope that nobody will notice his healing before you've taken total control of the ship.
>>40961347>go to engineering>continue socializing with the crew>Stay "comotose" but begin growing a series of small neural 'tumors' in the body. nothing obvious. (spore human morphing)
>>40961702So which days do you plan on running? Have a schedule or just gonna be... whenever?
>>40961702>"Anyone know what the place we're travelling to is like?"Do we know where we're going?Be nice to ask, but try and not sound like an idiot.
>>40961702Done Op? If not, I'll do this>Keep moving dem feet>Ask them about there jobs if need be or any 'grape' vine rumors>Mr. Comatose, Make a groan or something when the nurse or doctor comes too check. See if we can't lure them in close and get them infected via 'coughing' from lack of water in the throat.
>>40961776Supporting.Keep it low key, maybe we'll be heading towards a populated station. Or even a planet.
>>40961702No, ask how long we have left in this journey, you lost track of the days.
>>40961785I second the coughing idea. Don't wake him up, but since he was already alive and comatose a cough isn't so incredibly suspicious. I'm very interested in the certified bodyguard.-is he the captain's bodyguard? Are we transporting him to guard someone important?In any event, our future is greater than this ship, and the bodyguard could be a great way to reach someone important.Thanks for running op!
>>40961702Complain about the plumbing in your room maybe.Lure someone in there. And also wait which section is in charge of the running water.
Is it in the archive?
>>40961919(I'm about to do that now)>>40961761(For now I'm planning to run on Wednesdays, and Sundays as an extra day for these early sessions. Unless there's an outcry for me to only do one session a week.)>>40961785(Wrapping it up, since it's late and activity is dropping off. I'll tell you right now, the farthest that engineering is going is one foot into engineering!)>>40961835>alert us about the doctor(You'll be able to hear the doctor come in. He's feigning his comatose.)>bodyguardMallory and the other hosts know that he is a security officer. A guy your company sticks on the ship just in case some pirates attack. Of course, if pirates do attack he's not going to do a whole lot of anything. It's just to appease bureaucrats and CEOs.>>40961738>turn the comatose person's body into some sort of brain vessel(Hmm... Fuck it. I'll allow it to be possible, since I gave you a basic understanding of neuroscience, but I won't make it easy quite yet)>Attempt to morph the comatose patient's body to contain more brain matter. (Difficulty 80, failure is dangerous)If we can get a consensus to perform this, it'll be a d100.>Ask about the trip's destination"I wonder what our destination will be like!" Mallory says during a pause in the small talk."Didn't you know? Joker is an arctic piece of shit. Another small fringeworld covered in ice with some titanium on it. Big whoop. Fringeworld Mining Corp loves little rocks like those for some reason.""Speaking of Joker, I think we're supposed to be coming out of subspace soon," you hear another crewman say. "End of the day right?"Someone grunts in agreement. "2200. Should take an hour to navigate the asteroids and another hour to dock.">Any more questions? (write-in)
>>40961946Night OP and remember, The flood listens through time and stone.
>>40961946Can't think of any. Brain shut down, could use some sleep, or spores.Great thread.
>>40961946Yeah... I'd rather wait until we've solidified our hold on the crew before we try any crazy mutations.
>>40961946No to the brain shit.Thanks for the thread senor.
http://www.halopedia.org/Flood_hiveWe WILL be building one.
>>40961946Yeah, pass on the brain shit for now. We already control 1/5 of the crew and we didn't really know what we were doing. I'm confident we can infect the rest without resorting to any crazy mutations (and getting detected or risking a warning being sent out).Goodnight.
>>40961946How many people are stuck there in the ass end of nowhere I wonder.
>>40961993I'll renew the question on Sunday.It's been a pleasure questing for you all. Hopefully I'll get a bit better at giving you options and making you roll for them in the future.If anyone has any questions or feedback related to the quest, feel free to ask or share! I'll be submitting this for archiving on http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com as Spore Quest.
>>40962041Small enough to make a decent starting base.
>>40962041>>40962062We will assimilate all the people.
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