Your pods watch in silence over Gemini as the news of the day unfolds before you. The Parliament building is filled with activity, with what looks like a large and luxuriously decorated cargo shuttle descending from above, flanked by several Union gunships. It lands with a hiss of compressing hydraulics and the underside descends slowly with a massive hulk held within. The camera catches glimpses of a massive shell covered in ornate carved symbols and vibrant clothe wrapped about the spines and pillars of bone. Small robotic drones crawl over it like crabs on a reef, and a small army of robotic drones, each with the tether linking to some support beneath the creature, moves out around it as it stirs.Two arms, each like slender construction cranes in their own right, extend upwards, and then outwards, planting firmly on the ground as it drags itself forward on the hovering sled. The echoing bellow from the hollow tubes on its shell can be heard even from the circling news air craft.Near the bottom of the news screen the headline flashes as it updates. “Valen representative arrives offering support for Alder (G) and her opposition to Tory led proposal.” 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
>>41494950Well then, looks like we're going to have to declare a space war on the Valen next...
>>41494993gas the space jews
When do we get serious and go full GALACTIC DOMINATION.
>>41494950Are Valen just the Navigators from Dune? They are, aren't they?>>41494993They're coming out against Killinger-cunt.
>>41494993>>41495005Gtfo /pol/ no one wants you
>>41494993>>41495005No, that's good. Alder's the halfway-decent one.
Alrighty, folks, tossing out augmentations was fun, but now it's time to get back to business.
>>41495026>>41495040Oh, so they are. I always get the political reps in this quest mixed up.
>But yeah, railguns would come in handy for bombarding entire continents, so either works.We need to make this hive ship the creep shotgun ship. Just launch 1k drop pods filled with creep from orbit.Creep shotgun.
>>41495077gas them anyway
>>41495130I absolutely love how we turn every piece of tech we get our hands on into a horrifying terror weapon capable of destroying entire worlds.
Random question, I'm trying to find the thread where Jakcob and Dillon were like, 'Why are you DOING all this?' and we were like 'Because Killinger's a cunt.' Can't remember which one it is, though.
>>41494950There is a burst of radiation, and the Cortez returns to your mind. A pod within the New Port system moves to intercept, and you rejoin Michael within his quarters, your drones informing you of the events you had missed.Michael slept through nearly the entire journey, falling fast asleep almost as soon as you had left his mind. He holds himself in a loose ball beneath the tight covers of his hammock with his head resting on your spectral form’s illusory lap. He is half awake when there is a sudden beep from one of his bags. Michael shuts his eyes tightly and lets out a frustrated groan as he reaches for the bag, your figure vanishing into the pillow it actually was."Yes." He says flatly."Agent Devon, are you sleeping? It's the middle of the day!" It's the voice of Killinger. The Cortez had an A-class relay, Michael remembers. Even in the expanse, there is no escape. He looks to a clock, it shows two times, the top one labled 'Gemini Subjective' and the lower one 'shipboard subjective'."Sir, we just came out of warp. It's hardly oh-five hundred.""Oh, sorry. Wait, Jesus man, just what kind of ship did you get for that kind of warp-lag?""A mail runner. Used to be a smuggling ship. Did you need something, sir?" Killinger is somewhat take aback for a moment."I need you to send some of the data you had on this election cycle to my campaign manager. Something's just come up and it's a load of bullshit. A goddamn Valen rep just showed up, in person. Somber pool, I think was his name." Michael thinks for a moment."Her.""What?""It's mating season. Somber was male last season.""Who the fuck cares? Either way the goddamn gator is tossing its weight around. Told the press they opposed the bill.""That's good isn't it? Public opinion is against Valen intervention in parliament. They hate it when they show up with an opinion."cont.
>>41495331"That's exactly fucking it. That giant piece of shit showed up and started making a big ado about the bill, and then every Tory in the building gets a visit from a puppet with six hundred thousand credits and a letter saying we have their support.""So that's even better.""Don't be dumb, Devon. When a Valen gives you something, you're going to have it held over your head until the day you die, and usually it will be the same Valen that puts you in the ground. Sure, we can probably expect a lot less resistance now, but there are strings attached. I need your notes sent to my office right away so we can try to figure things out and see just how we're going to end up paying for this shit.""I'll have the files sent as soon as possible, sir." Michael says, nearly falling back to sleep with the earpiece still on."Good. We're going to need to handle this carefully." Killinger says, and cuts the call.>Have Michael get up and examine the ship and crew>Allow him to go back to sleep and turn your attention to other matters (write in)>Other
>>41495485>>Have Michael get up and examine the ship and crew
>>41495485>>Have Michael get up and examine the ship and crewYes, where are the surveillance dark spots and potential theseus infection opportunities.Also Michael needs to develop a sweet tooth and stress eating, in which he buys lots of chocolate to feed the egglayer under his bed or something. Once it's safe to have that there.
...Wow, those fuckers are clever. They go in knowing people hate them and then say the exact opposite of their intentions to get the reaction they want in private so they can lord it over the winners.
>>41495485GAS THE SPACE JEWSSPACE WAR NOW
>>41495485>Have Michael get up and examine the ship and crewThis guy's life has gotten horrible. Really horrible. I know how horrible it feels to get your sleep interrupted and forcing your mind to stay awake enough to give a proper response to your phone call.
>>41495538But they live in aquatic conditions. We'd have to poison their environment to have any effect.
>>41495485>Have Michael get up and examine the ship and crew
>>41495331So open question time, how do you visualize Killinger? I'm beginning to think of him as pic related.
>>41495669I lack the imagination to visualize him.
>>41495669Isn't it obvious?
>>41495485After several short attempts to fall back asleep, Michael glances to the door, where you stand expectantly. He forces himself up, briefly fighting against the straps of the low-G hammock before finding the release and clumsily flopping to the floor. Your fly sits on the ground inches from his face as he lands in slow motion, making the fall not nearly as painful as it is embarrassing. It tilts its head several times, cleaning its antennae with its claws."Don't mock me." He says to it dryly. "I bet you don't even need sleep." The fly lets out a soft squeak and it hops atop his head, then takes flight. He sighs before getting himself up, slowly and carefully, and then skipping awkwardly to the door.Cont.
>>41495669Something kinda like this.
>>41495755You know all things considered he takes things in stride like a champ
>>41495806He had a pretty bad breakdown earlier. But yeah, he's acclimated fairly quickly. We really should do something nice for him down the line.
>>41495818I mean we did sort of use him like a cheap 5 dollar whore and then it turned out that he's in for a long haul
>>41495818Hes sleeping by curling into a ball and laying his head on our hallucinations lap We fucked him up good
>>41495755The door slides open and he skips out, promptly running into a short, stout looking man almost half his size and twice his mass, bouncing off the small bundle of muscles like a ball against a brick wall. He hits the door just as it closes and starts into a spin when the man grips him by the collar."Whoa there, cowboy." He says with a laugh as he plants Michael back on his feet as if propping up a styrofoam cutout. "Skip, don't hop or jump. That's a good way to kiss the deck and not much else. Name's Theodore, Theodore Calhoun, and I'd say you're the gov'ment man we're bringing judging by your foot work, no offense."The man is covered in hair, and his shoulders are nearly as wide as he is tall, with arms as thick as tree trunks and a wafting scent of whisky and oil. He's face is covered in a large beard that reaches his chest, and he is holding his clothes under his arm, standing naked save for a towel."If you're planning on a shower, it's got room for plenty. No room for privacy on a ship this size." He lets out a hearty, bellowing laugh. "But if ya like I can give you first dibs, at least till you get yourself sorted.""Uh, thank's. My name's Michael Devon."They shake hands, and Michael is sent briefly airborne. Theodore then bounds into the air with the grace of a bird, vanishing into the ladder's tube. Michael quickly gathers his things and heads for the shower.>Have Michael search for security holes>Have him make introductions to the rest of the crew>Other
>>41495955>Have him make introductions to the rest of the crew
>>41495818Let's mail order him a cake through that Valen service. Have the words "We greatly appreciate your help, and we're sorry for using you like a 5 dollar whore" in icing on the top. Humans love cake, right?
>>41495955>Have Michael search for security holesDid we just meet a dwarf?
>>41495955>>Have him make introductions to the rest of the crewMeet and greet, yo.
>>41495987R E C R U I T
>>41495955>>Have Michael search for security holes>>41495971You can make him eat imaginary cake that doesn't fatten him at any time.
>>41495987I think we just met a dwarf.
>>41496000Or would could just reroute the excess sugar to his parasite. It's extra nutritious that way!
>>41496032I think he went past scared and reached functional insanity at this point
>>41496074Technically he is insane as far as he is concerned.Seeing things? Worms out of the corner of his eye? Forced to do things against his will? He doesn't have the knowledge that we do.
>>41496086He knows everything we want him to know.
>>41496098Yep, he knows nothing of hive. Insane in the membrane
>>41496115He knows of the queen though. He specifically mentioned her when talking to the good doctor.
>>41496149but is the queen real or a part of his insanity
>>41495955As Michael, clean and dressed, skips from the shower, he is nearly run over by Calhoun's stride as he rushes in. Michael quickly adjusts himself, taking pride in his ability to stay upright, and makes his way to the rec room. There is a bulkhead separating each segment of the hab module, so that in the event of a hull breach only a portion would suffer decompression. He worms his way through the airlock as it spins open and finds a figure behind an old fashioned looking flat screen monitor, with a strange clacking sound of an analog keyboard.As the door spins shut with a hiss behind him he hears a sharp click and a hiss that quickly shifts to a growl. An eyeless creature hauls itself up over the back of a chair, pointing its blank, gaunt face at him like a weapon. Its jaw opens sideways, and the lower jaw splits again, revealing rows of razor sharp teeth and a set of dexterous looking mandibles set along the lower two jaws. They click as they rub against each other, a green, syrupy venom dripping from a set of fangs along the end. Michael lunges back, hitting the wall and landing on the ground almost faster then the gravity should allow. A sharp whistle from behind the antique computer seems to put the creature at ease."Coco." He says softly as he holds out a hand. It swiftly lunges back to its master and presses its featureless face against his palm. Its small mane of thick, cartilage-like fibers jiggle in the air with glee and it nuzzles itself under his arm, resting its head in his lap as he scratches its lower jaws. Its hind leg wiggles.Cont.
>>41496165Is the soul inseparable from an individual's brain tissue? Can cloned individuals with identical memories and thought process carry the same soul? Such deep questions.
>>41496316souls aren't real waaaaaah
>>41496316"is purple smelly?" mind=blown
>>41496294What is that thing?
>>41496373the pet of the hacker i guess
So, we're abducting this entire crew, right?
>>41496401Was being abducted a part of your master plan?
>>41496401abduct, from the Latin "ab," meaning "away," implies they're going anywhere but exactly where they are.The word you're looking for is 'implant.'
>>41496401Nah we still have to plan the wild goose chase and what bad intel we will feed the union using these guys
>>41496294"Coco just likes to put on a show. You can pet him if you want." The man says. Michael's heartbeat pounds in his head and his ears feel hot from the blood flow."What- what in the fuck-""You've never seen a shade hound?" He says. Their from the dark side of Corbin. Amazing trackers, and loyal guards. Isn't that right, Coco?" He asks the hound. It lets out a short whinny. "Of course, in the wild they used to have a big coat of fur. They looked a more friendly that way, but they'd overheat in above-freezing temperatures. When they went extinct in the wild, locals started modifying the ones they had in captivity to get rid of the hair. You won't find a better pet in known space."Michael slowly pulls himself back to his feet, still pressed against the wall."They track by sound and scent, by the way. He can hear your heartbeat. It's making him nervous.""Making him nervous?" Michael says. "How they let that thing on the ship?""Don't be silly, I'd never go anywhere without my Coco." The man says. He quickly looks at his computer. "You must be agent Devon. I'm Nathan, it's a pleasure." He says. "Things really must be important if the Union was willing to let me out.""I read your file, but how do you know my name? Did the comman-""Oh no, I just read your file. I have it right here if you want to look it over. Nabbed it before we hit warp and had it decrypting ever since. Only just finished about an hour ago, actually."cont.
>>41496457heh hes good shitwhat if he sniffs out the Theseus copy?
>>41496490Then don't hand over your datapad, genius.Who was keeping his pet if he was already in prison?
>>41496508>Who was keeping his pet if he was already in prison?Lets ask him that.
>>41496526>>41496508Yes. It is a pertinent question to our operation.
>>41496457The hound's whiskers snap up at attention and its head quickly turns to face the door. It opens a moment later and a man drifts through with practiced grace. He vaults himself to his feet with one hand, a can of steak in the other. As he stands up Coco lets out a short, yelping growl. The man returns it with a growl of his own, and the hound moves back beneath Nathan's arm.The man turns to Michael, sizing him up as he sucks from the container of processed food. He stands a full head over Michael, with a shaved head and a square, pallid face that looks like it was carved from marble. His arms are covered in the familiar ports and surgical scars of a drop trooper, as well as a number of additional scars that cover his arms like a resume."Shade hounds are pussies. It's scared of anything that's not afraid of it." He takes another sip of his meal. "You look scared shitless." He turns to Nathan and asks, "Hey, Decker, who's the beanbag?""Special agent Michael Devon, from BFI. He's the reason we're all here." He says as he returns to his computer. The drop trooper turns back to Michael."I'm not impressed." He says, and he slowly sits into a foam couch that struggles to secure him. "Name's Corporal Mauser." He says. You expect something to follow up but he simply sucks the bag of liquid steak dry in silence.>Speak with Mauser (write in)>Speak with Nathan (write in)>Leave to another part of the ship>Other
>>41496630>can of steakAh, the wonders of the future.
Alright, someone remind me- what is our plan with these guys?
>>41496630>>Leave to another part of the shipA few more future hosts to catalog.
>>41496630>>Speak with MauserSo what's your story>>41496660probably infest them to make whatever our plan of leading Killinger's investigation by the nose easier.
>>41496660Send them on a wild goose chase
>>41496660We don't have one yet. Only a goal. We need to somehow parasite all of them. Which means we first have to lay some parasites, all we have is one fly that has to be made into an egglayer.We still have to figure out where and when the opportunities are.
>>41496683We didn't bring any with us? Seems shortsighted if the fly dies somehow.
>>41496630>>Speak with Nathan (write in)I hope you're keeping that thing fed. Shudder. Subtly probe about what and how much it eats.And was he really allowed to keep his pet in prison.>Leave to another part of the shipWe're almost to Bedrock, right crew?
>>41496689Have you actually read the quest, like at all. It was just last thread. It wasn't shortsightedness it's the insane security set on HARD MODE allowing nothing more.
>>41496738I've read the quest since Day 1. It's just been a while since said last thread, is all, and I forewent catching up on it. It's an entirely understandable reason, if that's the case. Apologies.
>>41496630>>Speak with Mauser (write in)So how'd you wind up here then?
>>41496630"How'd you take care of that... thing while in prison?" Michael says. Nathan looks up briefly."Had to get a friend to take care of him. They're hypoallergenic, and they don't eat much, so it wasn't a problem." The hound sends a thin tongue whipping out of its mouth, sending up its face like a windshield wiper, and it lets out a small grumble of satisfaction, exhaling an odor of yogurt and dead cat in the process. Michael turns to Mauser."So, Corporal. Do you have a first name?""I do." He says. Michael waits for an elaboration that never comes."Uh, so what is it?""Conrad." He says. You feel like you're pulling teeth."Well, Corporal Mauser, can I call you Conrad?""No.""Corporal Mauser, how did you end up here, exactly?" The man blinks."I was ordered here. I am here to protect you from physical harm, especially against a particular drop trooper." He stands up, crushing the empty can in his hand absentmindedly. "I am here to do a job, and I intend to do it, but with all due respect, agent Devon, I am not your friend."He proceeds to walk to the door, passing through with a quick stride. As the door spins shut Nathan looks to Michael."Don't take it personally, he doesn't seem to like anyone. Just an asshole like that." He types out something on his keyboard and spins the computer around. "Now, if you want to know about anyone on the ship, you just ask me." He says, pointing to Mauser's file. "Says here he's a decorated drop trooper. A very, very decorated drop trooper. His file reads like a war novel and his resume is big enough to fill a cemetery." Nathan leans in close. "And to top it off, I heard, can't confirm but heard, he once killed a uh..." He pantomimes several jerky, robotic movements and spins his finger beside his head. "You know, coo coo clockwork killbot?"cont.
>>41496980Ha, wonder how a Smith killer wound up in Union service. Maybe he's here to get him out of the way?
>>41496980Well it looks like Lyle might have found a match. What are the odds that they know each other?
>>41496980This guy downed a Smith?!...We might wanna heads up Lyle about this one. Juuuust in case.
It's a good thing we're trying to keep them AWAY from the action, then.
>>41496980Damn tech hipster and his retro prequantum computers and two-dimensional monitor and mechanical keyboard.
>>41496980"You mean a smi-""Ah ah, let's not, you know, talk too loudly about that, please.""How did you..." Michael starts, "wait, are you even cleared for that kind of information." Nathan grins."I am absolutely not." He leans back and his hound rests back in his lap. "And I also have no idea what you're talking about. Full mods are illegal, you know." He lets out a chuckle. Coco sneezes.Michael nods slowly. "Right. How exactly did you 'hear' this, and, theoretically speaking, why would he need to kill something like that, not that such a thing exists, obviously, because they don't""Oh of course they don't, but, purely based on what I heard, as a story, a little fable that is in no way based on fact, those, totally made up and non-existent troopers don't tend to play nice with others." Nathan leans back and steeples his fingers, clearly enjoying the discussion."Long story short, someone wanted to bring a ship down on a city on Eridani. Conrad ended up being the only guy between the ship's controls and whoever wanted to bring it down. The ship was destroyed by the end of it, and it crashed a few kilometers off its mark. According to the story, he was the only survivor." He shrugs innocently. "But it's just a tall tale. A legend bigger then the man, which is surprising in this case."Michael looks back to the hatchway through which Conrad exited. "Good story." He says. "I guess I'll see you later then." and he walks to a ladder hatchway, carefully making his way to the spine of the ship.cont.
Wait what? A smith? What is it? I don't remember it.
>>41497183remember the lone human that tried to break into the hive way back when and survived being sprayed with plasma, that was smith. basically a full augmented government killbot
>>41497183u r dumb. It was only vital info Theseus gave and that came up again ever since Michael was implanted. And in conversation with Dillon.>>34550194 >>34550529>>39862435>>40756441
>>41497200>that was smiththat was A smith, they're lots of them
>>41497200>>41497206>>41497220So it's effectively a eversor assassin?
>>41497238No it's effectively a terminator. If you want to talk about Eversors, the closest to one you would get in this setting is with our tech.
>>41497238No, more like Terminator or Metal Gear cyborgs.
>>41497144Oh of course, there was an entire dystopian plotline behind the CSS Alabaster going down and irradiating the land. No accident.
>>41497254>>41497238Just brought up the augs pastebin, give me a sec to map it out.Eversor build (human)Lifter armsLeaper legsSecond heart (mandatory for all humans)Sting fingersChemical fabricatorChemical dependent acid glandsMetal skinAnd a parasite constantly pumping it with adrenaline boostersThat's sort what a Eversor would look like.
>>41497274Wasn't that during the civil war though? I doubt Conrad is old enough to have participated in that conflict.
Actually guys maybe we should ask our hacker about his thoughts on Theseus. Ought to be interesting.
>>41497274You know it's getting to the point where theres a lot of obscure lore that could be brought up anytime and I wouldn't remember it unless we kept rereading the pastebins.>>41497310There wasn't anything in the pastebins to say that the Alabaster crashed during the civil war, unless it was posted in a thread by QD and I missed it.
>>41497326There's a thought, let's try that at some point.
>>41497326No, we'll find out anyway when we tear apart his brain while it's still alive, much more efficient.
>>41497144The spine is in zero-gravity, which Michael quickly discovers is easier to move in, but far more difficult to move in a way that doesn't look like a cat standing on ice with a set of beanbags tied to its paws. He does't so much as glide, but flounder his way to the bridge where his velcro slippers offer some modicum of relief.There is a man in the uniform of a medical officer, although it has the tags of a navigation officer as well. "We're scheduled for braking maneuver at oh-eight hundred. Astrological report shows debris on our course." He says as he manipulates the hologram in front of him."Thank you, Doctor Mordey. Please get Bedrock on the comm once we get within a light hour and alert them of our request to dock." Commander Grey replies. She is a tall and slender woman, impeccably dressed in a well-pressed service jumpsuit. She is standing with her own velcro shoes beside the command couch, her hands held behind her as she picker her palm with her thumb. The door announces Michael's arrival with a loud and unnecessary whooshing sound as it closes and the commander spins on her heels with a motion so fluid you could swear she was standing in full gravity."Agent Devon. I assume you slept well. Warp lag can be hard on people. Next time we plot a course I'll be sure to let you know the estimated dilation so you can set your schedule accordingly. We will be arriving at Bedrock soon, although local debris clouds are slowing our approach. Fortunately the Cortez is a fine ship, top of the line and fastest in her class. We will arrive ahead of schedule despite the delay.">Ask about the ship (write in)>Ask about the contact in Bedrock>Ask about Commander Grey and Doctor Mordey (write in)>Other
>>41497354>>Ask about the contact in Bedrock
>>41497354>Ask about the contact in Bedrock
So, when we eventually manage to start it, what order do you think we should parasite them? I'm thinking doctor first, then Commander, then soldier, then the rest.
>>41497354Hmph. More efficient: Can I maintain a wireless connection between my datapad and the ship's computer then, to keep my schedule synced with yours at all times?
>>41497403>>41497407Of course it's a shame our hacker'd detect theseus
>>41497403Supporting if it doesn't seem to suspicious
>>41497415He doesn't have to install himself yet. But we open a doorway now to step through later, possibly.I don't think he'd be capable of detecting Theseus in general, but he might be able to detect a slight hiccup, or stutter, in the system, as he overwrites himself into the system.He just has to not be paying attention when it happens. Or be parasited.
Asking the captain about surveillance in the ship and around the ship would be suspicious.But asking Decker about how much he's accessing the ship surveillance feeds that he obviously has already accessed for himself, that's a much better level of sleaze. Maybe bring that up later.
The lone fly's senses should be able to detect all the cameras' and mics' positioning.But it can't risk the shade hound smelling it, so having it ride in Michael's pocket as he does a round of the ship to detect how everything is wired together isn't viable.
>>41497354>Ask about the contact in Bedrockalso>Offer to make her bed rock
>>41497354>>Ask about Commander Grey and Doctor Mordey (write in)You've got an impressively tight ship here Commander. Do you have a family history of naval service?
>>41497522That would bait out the relation to the late Trevor Grey who accidentally, brutally, blew himself up in nuclear flames while combing his hair.But let's not ask that right now. Only so many hours in the thread.
>>41497354"That sounds wonderful, actually, would it be possible to connect my data pad to the ship to keep it up to date?""Absolutely not." She says. "With that Decker aboard we're running all the same quarantine procedures that we would in the presence of Unity forces." She says his name with disgust. "He has already disrupted our operation more than once. Randomizing the controls for the beverage dispenser, attempting to modify the rotation of the hab ring, and even altering the alarm threshold for the engineering bay, convincing the chief engineer that he had taken a lethal radiation dose because he thought Calhoun's reaction was 'funny'." She brings her lip up in disgust. "He is a menace, and there will be no networking on this ship so long as he is aboard.""That's unfortunate." Michael says. Grey raises an eyebrow, as if doubting if the sympathy is genuine."It is.""I was curious about our contact, however. The paperwork on him was still going through when I last looked." She looks over a small wrist band at the question, and it projects a small hologram."Yes, another model citizen, at your request." She says accusingly. "A mister William B. Anderson. I assume the B stands for bullshit, if you will pardon the language. In fact, I would not be surprised if that was not even his real name. He has a rap sheet across the Union, wanted for all manner of petty crimes, fraud, theft, scams, pyramid schemes, you name it. Quite frankly, he belongs in a prison, not the Cortez. He has yet to gain an arrest warrant in the expanse yet, and hopefully we can get to him before he fixes that."The hologram shows the a man with slicked back brown hair and an ear-to-ear grin. He's wearing a gaudy, bright purple suit with a gold stud in his right ear. It is almost impossible to see in the image, but you faintly make out the tell-tale scar along the chin, marking the handy work of a face-lifter."Will there be anything else?" The commander asks.>Ask question>Other
>>41497522Ah, mind reminding me who she is related to?
>>41497601>"Absolutely not." She says. "With that Decker aboard we're running all the same quarantine procedures that we would in the presence of Unity forces." She says his name with disgust. "He has already disrupted our operation more than once. Randomizing the controls for the beverage dispenser, attempting to modify the rotation of the hab ring, and even altering the alarm threshold for the engineering bay, convincing the chief engineer that he had taken a lethal radiation dose because he thought Calhoun's reaction was 'funny'." She brings her lip up in disgust. "He is a menace, and there will be no networking on this ship so long as he is aboard."Holy shit, I had no idea Theseus was this cheeky. Little bastard has been holding out on us!
>>41497601>OtherNo. Nothing else. ONWARD to William and/or Gemini hive.Note to self: have to parasite crew and the Decker in order to install Theseus.>>41497613Grey. Duh.
>>41497601Nothing else, maybe ETA to arrival
>>41497637You don't sound like you're joking, so: "He" has an antecedent in the form of Decker, before they turned the network off, anon.
>>41497649Ah, mind reminding me who she is related to please? I am not good of memory
>>41497668The guy who commanded the group of survivors rescued from Leeland. He was later placed in command of the Mirage in a a mission to assassinate Alder and derail the peace talks. A mission we interrupted with a self destructing stealth pod.
>>41497689Ah man, I should pay more attention to names. Thank you
>>41497668We don't know for sure. It's unlikely to be coincidence though to give two characters the same name like this.>>31426974>>31747738>>32360649>>36909152>>36910652 >>40171672
>>41497703Considering how things are and common assumptions and various celestial alignments I can say with fair certainty that they are related.
>>41497601"No, I think that covers everything.""Good. Please make yourself comfortable. We will be arriving in seventeen hours, depending on local traffic." She quickly turns back to the doctor."Doctor Mordey, see to it that the drive system is secured properly." She says as her thumb scrapes at her palm behind her back. "We don't want another incident.""Yes, Commander." He says as he gets up from his console. As he drifts by you get a good look at his face. He is a bronze-skinned man with lanky arms. His face is covered in several chemical burn scars, and his eyes are a pair of unblinking synthetic wafers that shine with an almost iridescent gold when they catch the light. He quickly passes Michael and disappears down the spinal hallway.>Ask the commander about her family>Manage your hive on Gemini>Other (write in)
>>41497762>Other (write in)Snort some space coke
>>41497762>>Manage your hive on GeminiIs time for ADOPTION now.
>>41497772do you by adoption mean that we are intercepting their space craft?
>>41497771Why that there is a fine idea!
>>41497762>>Manage your hive on Gemini
>>41497779...No.Adoption means the Settings Sons will become our own sons. By implanting our smallest sons onto their spines.
>>41497771>>41497780ND please go.
>>41497792i don't know what you mean by ND but here have this unrelated picture
Gemini:- Flies to stake out and stalk any inspectors at all the other protein recycling plants- Mindreading drones to scan the populace- Scouting out the local PDF for future infiltration, hopefully with mindreading from the sewers to help.
>>41497762>Manage your hive on Gemini
>>41497792Not he who shan't be named dude. He would be more likely to spam retarded posts trying to convince everyone that we should hit on Grey until she and Michaels have depraved, zero-g sex on the ship's command console.
>>41497845Oh that cancerous retard, right.
Huh, so Michael can get hologram calls from Killinger over the A-class relay.And the A-class relay is there for the whole purpose of getting a constant feed of the ship's sensors to see what's going on.But networking is turned off for everything else? But those things are still networked, aren't they?
2nd day sober
>>41497762"See you next week, doctor!""Yea, that god it's end of the shift."The door chimes as it opens, and your flies observe the human doctor enter his Spinner. It's front wheels are a set of spheres held in front of it, with a rubber rim on one side and a set of thrusters on the other, and it promptly takes to the air vertically on a stream of magnetically charged air. Your flies follow, attaching to the rear bumper as it takes flight.The doctor's home is in an impressive estate, a large high-rise community with gardens set along the top floor which overflow and dangle over the edge in the form of thick vines. The building itself has a waterfall built along the side cascading to a pool bellow, and the main courtyard offers a varying sports field, using holograms and smart-pavement to turn the blank open courtyard into any number of sporting arenas. It is a tennis court at the moment, and you can see several people playing a game as the spinner touches down on the roof of the parking garage. As the doctor exist the vehicle and makes his way to the elevator, the roof opens and pulls the spinner into the rotating storage bay bellow.Your flies follow the doctor with the practiced skill of far more dangerous infiltrations than this, and find his apartment on the 28th floor. For your flies, it is simply to maneuver through the vents and the cramped maintenance passageways, but the estate is walled off, secured with a gate and several guards. Strict soliciting signs are posted, and the guards themselves are armed, possibly members of a government security branch, or at least commissioned by the Union.>Have your flies continue to monitor the building>Have your flies scout for areas around the building (write in)>Other
>>41498038>Have your flies continue to monitor the buildingSo the Union considers this a place for high-value, government-adjacent folk?We can cocoon a fly into a parasite and bring in more flies to check out the other residents for more targets of interest.
>>41498038>Have your flies continue to monitor the building
>>41498038>>Have your flies continue to monitor the buildingWhich doctor is this? Was this the one that gave Michael his check up earlier?
>>41498038>Have your flies continue to monitor the buildingI wonder if it's feasible to make a stealthed flying medium-sized drone with a honeypot to carry parasites to and fro.Would it even be small enough to evade detection?
>>41498110Nothing is stealthy when it's actively moving, so obviously not. Stealth and camouflage only work when standing still.
>>41498038Your flies continue to monitor the building, not only for the doctor, but all traffic in and out, waiting for an opportunity, whatever it may be.Judging by the time, and the speed of things, I think now is a good time to call it for the week. If anyone has any crunch related votes they'd like to bring up we can vote on them, as well as any questions, feedback, comments, ect.
>>41498110I think it would be easier to just design a parasite with wings. They've already got a mimetic carapace, which is what gives our flies their ability to blend into the background. So if we just sent them into a building with a swarm of flies they would have access to their enhanced senses, and thus be able to infiltrate any location the flies themselves can.
>>41498147When can we start industrializing Farcast? Or have we already started it?
>>41498147Thanks a lot for running QD, it's great to have you back. Before you go, I've got a question I've been meaning to ask this for weeks, but never got around to creating an account on ask.fm. Which is stealthier means of entering a planet's atmosphere; Flying in on a space pod or getting deployed by drop pod by a cloaked ship?
>>41498147What. Damn.We have to do the Taidarens today.Let's lay a hundred of these guys though.Psionic: Moderate 50NAcoustic: Advanced 2NMandible: Combat 1NBlade: Combat 1NArms: Combat 1NLegs: Sprint 1NWings: Moderate 2NUtility: Acid glands 1NCarapace: Mimetic skin 2NCarapace: Adaptive camouflage 8NSize: MediumChassis: Basic 0Cost: 69NAnd 20 more Light Fleets, and 100 Swarm Corvettes.
>>41498147Thanks a lot for taking the time to run with us QD, it's hard to believe that i've been following this since it started more than a year ago, but this quest is still fun despite all the shit we get up to.
>1 Citadel Hiveship
Right then!CitadelHull: Hive Ship 8000N 150000MCapacity: 5000/500Size: 6200 MetersModule Limit: 124Spinal Mounts (x1): Railgun 6200MTurret (x12): Cyclotron Particle Beam 300MFixed (x18): Railgun 360MAuxiliary (x20): Cyclotron Particle Beam 200MArmor: Heavy (15,500N 62,000M)Armor: Ballistic (31,000N 15,500M)Power: Fusion Core (510N 2550M)Utility: Defensive Shield (3,100N 9,300M)Utility: Rapid Damage Control (930N 1240M)Utility: Spinal Hangar (Docking Bays) (223,200N 111,600M)Module: (50x) Bulkhead (25,000M)Module: G-field sensors (150N 200M)Module: (5x) Drop pod launcher (250N 500M)Module: (20x) Swarm hangar (12,000N 6,000M)Module: (20x) Stinger launcher (10,000N 6,000M)Module: (5x) Cruise launcher (3,000N 2,000M)Swarm Fighters (1,000): (Auto-cannon)Hangar Space (620 Shuttle/1,860 Fighters)Cost: 297,640N 398,950M Upkeep: 148,820NStart making one? Y/N
>>41498218That is one remarkably poorly thought out drone design. To top it off, we've already got an advanced relay on Gemini, what do we need more drones with relays going about for?
>>41498147What about mapping out New Prescott sewers and staking out the other recycling plants?Can we retroactively stick some cybernetics into the 100 hybrids heading to Valen space for all that time they were lazing around the hive? Semi fluid tissue, fermentation gut, second heart, endoskeletal, at least.
>>41498246What part of "psionic reading" and potential for mass surveillance tracking down anyone who works for Killinger or any other Parliamentary rep did you not pick up.
>>41498244YI don't see why not.
>>41498244>YDelightful, behemoth ships are my favorite.
>>41498244Why would you put cyclotrons on the auxilliary mount? They're designed explicitly for close in point defense, i.e. high rate fire weapons. You've picked the slowest firing weapon we have for that slot. Other than that, it could do with a microfactory, but it looks pretty good otherwise.
>>41498279They have a microfactory built in.They will have support of other ships to defend them, as befitting a mostly utility-based flagship.
>>41498176Sure, you can start building anything you want if you'd like to set up a vote for it.>>41498195Great to be back.The main difference is a matter of stealth, and a matter of inconspicuousness. A cloaked ship is less likely to be detected, while a drop pod is less likely to seem strange, and will most likely either be missed by scans or be dismissed as a meteor shower.As for the Ask.fm, it really sucks. I'd be willing to use another site if you all had one you think would work better.>>41498248If you have anything specific in mind, sure. I don't see why not. Otherwise there will likely be plenty of chances to alter them later if and when you have the Clarke return.
>>41498244>Auxiliary (x20): Cyclotron Particle Beam 200MAuxiliary is meant for auto cannon point defense, that's just a fact.
>>41498299Other ships anon, it's not meant to go in solo.
>>41498244Wouldn't the swarmers be better off equipped with plasma lances, or did you imagine them to be more of a defensive role?
>>41498261 There is a chance the target will sense the reading, manifesting as a feeling of paranoia and the illusion of distant sounds and voices. The more aware the target is of your attempt, the greater the chance for the target to sense the reading. If the target is fully aware of your capability and intent, it may attempt to resist the reading.That doesn't sound terribly wise for a drone if we want to keep it hidden, particularly if we want to spy on the most paranoid people in the Union government.
>>41498317Bear in mind anon I took it from the discussion in past thread. But yes now that I look at it they'd make for pretty effective point defense themselves.
>>41498297Ok, how about the hybrids should probably haveSecond HeartAcid GlandsEndoskeletal PlatingSemi-Fluid TissueChemical FabricatorSting Fingers
>>41498321A feeling of paranoia and distant sounds is easily dismissed, especially if you're doing the surveilling from safely 50 meters underground in the sewer lines beneath a crowded area where the targets are surrounded by other people who might be making the distant voices. No one will believe anything is happening, no humans have no frame of reference for this kind of thing to be considered suspicious.You're spying on the public, anyway, not the paranoid. You're just trying to find those who have guard duty in their off hours. None of which are gonna leap to "someone is reading my mind, by golly gee" or anything but a need to pop some pills to calm themselves down.
>>41498297Voting for construction of 100 docks at Farcast and initiate metal mining, though I have no idea what we can grow there to provide nutrient income.
>>41498358I'll second that. We can easily ship nutrients.
>>41498244>YOkay I'm sold. Except for those auxiliaries. Can't we choose a weapon with a higher rate of fire?
>>41498376Please take a look at:>>41498329>>41498291>>41498307I mean personally I'm not opposed to changing it, not like those auxilliary turrets would matter much in the long run. If QM would set up the vote with differing auxilliary turrets we could get it over with fast.
>>41498400Basically I'm thinking of:Y, with cyclotronY, with autocannonNkind of vote
>>41498400I have seen those arguments, and I personally feel like it would nevertheless be better equipped for the kind of combat it will face, even WITH an entire fleet backing it up, with weapons that can lay down fire faster than cyclotrons.
>>41498299>>41498400Plasma Swarmers would be better for attacking enemy ships, however because the aux mounts are filled with cyclotrons, something has to pick up the slack for point defense, regardless of the fact that the Hiveship isn't supposed to be working alone.
How about this then friendsCitadelHull: Hive Ship 8000N 150000MCapacity: 5000/500Size: 6200 MetersModule Limit: 124Spinal Mounts (x1): Railgun 6200MTurret (x12): Cyclotron Particle Beam 300MFixed (x18): Railgun 360MAuxiliary (x20): Auto Cannon 200MArmor: Heavy (15,500N 62,000M)Armor: Ballistic (31,000N 15,500M)Power: Fusion Core (510N 2550M)Utility: Defensive Shield (3,100N 9,300M)Utility: Rapid Damage Control (930N 1240M)Utility: Spinal Hangar (Docking Bays) (223,200N 111,600M)Module: (50x) Bulkhead (25,000M)Module: G-field sensors (150N 200M)Module: (5x) Drop pod launcher (250N 500M)Module: (20x) Swarm hangar (12,000N 6,000M)Module: (20x) Stinger launcher (10,000N 6,000M)Module: (5x) Cruise launcher (3,000N 2,000M)Swarm Fighters (1,000): (Plasma)Hangar Space (620 Shuttle/1,860 Fighters)Cost: 297,640N 398,950M Upkeep: 148,820NHive ships have microfactories built inbunch of slavedrivers, I never asked for this
>>41498453Looks solid enough for an all-around Hiveship. Supporting.
>>41498218>>41498453Sure why not.
>>41498453Now that there's a ship design I can get behind whole heartedly. Though to be fair, I didn't necessarily mean to imply we should have gone with autocannons for those mounts, per se. What about photon blasters?
>>41498332Oh yeah we need at least acid glands, and the chemfab and sting fingers to maintain the acid glands, don't we.That or parasites inside all of em.
>>41498483Same RoF as Cyclotron.Linear and plasma lance have RoF as high as autocannon, but as you expect they are either a beam, or a short range fume of plasma. Not very efficient as point defense.
I think QD is dad anyway.
>>41498504Oh hey, I was thinking they had low rates of fire, my bad.
>>41498531I can only hope he'll read this thread, or we can picket early on next thread.Building or riot
>>41498531But then who's the mother?
>>41498545You, anon. It's you.
>>41498244>>41498453Wait, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't hive ships have two spinal mounts?
>>41498543>>41498543Why not vote for it now since it'll be archive anyway?Voting for one >>41498453>>41498569One was used up for the spinal hangar.
>>41498569One is used for hangars, check utilities.
>>41498578>>41498581Wow, now I really want that rip drive research to finish up.
>>41498607Carriers several systems away sending endless waves of fighters and missiles with impunity
>>41498607We can easily retrofit any ships.
Shit I hope QD hasn't passed out. I think we'd have to petition him on twitter to build that citadel hive ship if he has.
>>41498651It's not time sensitive. The crunch votes next week or whenever can be retroactive to make up for the disappearing tonight.
>>41498297I really liked the Decker. He was great.I can't wait to poison his pet and break him.
>>41498705Why poison the poor thing when it can join the family?
>>41498714Not parasite material. You have to have a fly poison it with paralysis venom while its master gets adopted.
>>41498705Remind me who was Decker?
>>41498742Oh wait, Nathan, the hacker guy, right.
Remember everybody, if we are going to use the rip drive aggressively we will need to begin making sacrifices to our one and only god, Bob, supreme ruler of wormholes. Sweet bob, provider of content, protector of gas huffers, bring us safety in our time of need, so that we may traverse thy realm safely.
>>41498862thanks mr bob
>>41498862Huh, QD hasn't updated the Hive Tech pastebin for the Rip Drive.
>>41498891No sir, he hasn't touched the research page of the pastebin in months now. I think he's forgotten it existed.
>>41498904Wait fuck my bad, we still haven't actually finished researching the Rip Drive.
>>41498938Yes sir, research has been progressing at a snails pace these past couple of threads. I guess QD has just had a pretty unlucky stint with his dice.
>>41498955Well obviously that means we need to offer more sacrifices.
>>41498968Sounds about right. We're going to need a whole lot of virgins for all the research we've got backlogged though.
>>41498997Good thing Lee's here.
So when we appear in the mind of people, are we using our original appearance? If we are, should we try to adopt different personas for different races?
>>41499088Good question, we'll have to see how we appear to Jackob when he get's his parasite. It'll be extra fun if we start appearing to groups en mass through advanced psionics, we could start up a cult then easily. If we do that maybe we could adopt religious symbols, like gossamer angel wings or a halo or something.
>>41490366> Every other quest is just a rip off of this quest. thank you hive queen, for being the original.What are those ripoff quests? I've only seen one with the queen in a frozen wasteland and it died after just a handful of threads.
>>41499330It was just shitstorm bait. No quests that came after this one show any indication of attempting to copy it unique qualities, except of course Hive Queen Beta Quest.
>>41499351I'll be frank, I think the QM there was too harsh with the dice, even with those hilariously bad rolls.
>>41499351Ah, damn.I hoped there'd be more quests in HQQ vein that I somehow missed.
>>41499375I know, right? There's this shitstirer making poor attempts at nonsense and here I am thinking I've found more of something I like. It's like being trolled by proxy, or something. There ought to be more large civ quests with character focuses in them, Dead Kings quest dead so damn long ago.
>>41499421You might want to give some of the civ threads a look sometime, they're pretty much quests-lite. I'm personally a big fan of Ghoul civ quest for many of the same reasons you just mentioned.
>>41499330>>41499375Quest Drone specifically mentioned that he looked to AI Quest for inspiration.I hate to mention my own quest (especially in another quest of all places), but I did the same with Spore Quest. Fortunately I don't feel so bad, since he's following my account on Twitter.Incidentally, Hive Queen Quest looks pretty great, and I'm glad I got to see it in action for the first time. I need to try and find some time to catch up on it! Also gave me some ideas to consider.
Ayy, threads still up.
>>41499486I just caught up on spore quest this weekend. Looking forward to sunday
>>41499577It ain't a HQQ thread unless it goes for at least 16 straight hours anon.
did anyone ever make those honor guard stats for a hybrid human?also need scav chimera to fight and board scav ships alongside our heavys
This thread still hasn't been archived I see.
>>41499936IT MUST BE DONE
>>41499984FOR THE HIVE
>>41499936>>41499984DID THING FOR MOTHERhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Hive%20Queen%20Quest
>>41500297Good job. Mother is surely proud of you.
>>41497298>No arm blades>No reactive pupilsAre you even trying, anon? And that's just stuff an eversor should have, let alone all the other stuff we could give an agent to make them more killy.>>41498297>>41498147Crunch!-Replace Advanced Wings w/ Gravity Foils on Support Fluttercraft-Add radiator tubes to Heavy Warriors, give them all fire sprays as standard weapons-Exchange Drop Pod Launchers on Heavy Fleet Battleships for Boarding Pod Launchers-Add Microfactory units to Heavy Fleet Battleships-Farms on Leeland to cap-Farms on Raligha to cap-Tap all bloodroot trees on Raligha-1k Orbital Electroponics stations in Leeland System-Construct 1 Citadel Hive Ship (Autocannons on Auxiliary mounts)
>>41501477Err, make that>Construct 1 Citadel Hive Ship (Autocannons for Aux, Railgun for Spinal)
>>41501477>>41498147Seconding if only to get a vote for this next thread. All of this is stuff we really should do.
>>41501477>>41501534I can get behind it.
>>41501477Yeah supporting this because why not.
>>41498297Jusk woke up and we're still alive, amazing.>>41498453>Begin construction of Citadel Hive ship>Do notThis design would certainly be tough. A good defensive craft for sitting in a place you don't want anything to get close to.>>41498651I did, and am back. I think I twisted my neck in my sleep though.>>41499088The image is made half by your mind and half by the host's mind. As such you appear akin to a insect-like humanoid woman to a human, or a winged Taidaren mother to a taidaren, ect.
>>41502996>>Begin construction of Citadel Hive ship
>>41502996>Begin construction of Citadel Hive ship
>>41502996>Begin construction of Citadel Hive shipI'd also like to do >>41501477
>>41499486Man, I fell behind while I was setting up for this one. I need to go catch up in the archives but it's great so far.>>41499936>>41500297Oh man, I can't believe I forgot. Thanks.>>41501477-Replace Advanced Wings w/ Gravity Foils on Support Fluttercraft-Add radiator tubes to Heavy Warriors, give them all fire sprays as standard weapons-Exchange Drop Pod Launchers on Heavy Fleet Battleships for Boarding Pod Launchers-Add Microfactory units to Heavy Fleet Battleships-Farms on Leeland to cap-Farms on Raligha to cap-Tap all bloodroot trees on Raligha-1k Orbital Electroponics stations in Leeland SystemThis one seems to have unanimous support already.In addition, since all weapons cost the same as all other weapons of the same size, I've stopped actively keeping track of which weapons you have. You can just mention if you want to give any drones you are deploying a non-default weapon load out.
>>41502996>Begin construction of Citadel Hive shipOh boy it's a big'in.
>>41503206Oh yesOH YESPLANETARY INVASION for mother
>>41503206I really want to hear the communications of the humans when this beast jumps into one of their systems, or even just a sighting in one of the fringe sectors. Imagine the rumors and panic spreading just from grainy images.I'm still upset we didn't get to listen in on the Commonwealth's chatter after we decimated the Scavs.
>>41503206So how long will it take for it to be built?
>>41503157Will the heavy warriors still have the super-sledge installed?
>>41503927All blades can be used with any ranged weapon.Except for thumpers, which replace the drone's melee weapon with a second ranged one.
>>41503157I think some of our Heavy Warriors should carry Cryosprayers instead of Fire just because it will make things much more susceptible to the Sledges. Unless our sprayers can switch between ammos now like the Thorn Launchers
>>41503330Question is: who's getting invaded?
>>41504005OQ INFILTRATOR! PURGE FOR MOTHER!
>>41503991The nigger queen, we should take back the shattered hive worlds of old. Alternatively we could secure good will with the commonwealth by promising to aid them against the scavengers in exchange for them aiding us in our eventual battle as well. We can throw in a bunch of non aggression pacts, resource trade deals, and all sorts of paperwork to make them at a minimum not so freaked out theres a powerful entity out there that could massacre them. Hell, we can even throw in some bullshit about how we respect there culture and find it intriguing enough to want to leave it alone or such and such.
>>41503991No one really, except possibly the OQ.I see it mainly as a diplomatic gesture for when we come out to the rest of the galaxy. "Don't fuck with us."Maybe we should Skyl-bomb a planet while still being mysterious just to make everyone really shit themselves.
>>41503991Union raiding time
>>41504058A dead barren planet or an OQ world>>41504036I actually do like the idea of being friendly with the Commonwealth just to fuck with Killingher but that could also cause the Union to turn on us raaaaather quickly
>>41504105>>41504058Fuck the Union.
>>41504058The commonwealth have repeatedly used big ships as a way to show military strength, we can totally play to this advantage by dropping a citadel ship on the other side of an even grounds negotiating area. Especially if its televised. >>41504105We can always sign a mutual non-aggression pact with them too. We can be like the Valen, a neutral but extremely powerful entity that doesn't really care much about human politics so much as they do not effect us. The Commonwealth would gladly sign on because it means they have an ally against the scavengers. In addition we can help the union "against the unity", by staging an intervening attack on them, where we pay theseus to build some server ships and launch them suicidally at us before they are driven off damaged. We come off as heros, the union loves us, and theseus gets a bunch of new ships and a new way to meddle (through us).
>>41504147Again fuck the union
>>41504147I like how you think. Can you imagine the shitstorm that would happen if our Hive Ship and a fleet larger than the one that helped the Commonwealth appeared at a big negotiation stand-off between the pair.Communications all blaring suddenly about how Mother will not tolerate Children fighting and if they won't listen them it will be Time-OutLaunch the immolator warhead at a nearby planet or moon
>>41504147I really wish there weren't so many anti-fun anons in this quest these days so we can't pull off elaborate schemes like this.
>>41504147>we can totally play to this advantage by dropping a citadel ship on the other side of an even grounds negotiating areaOnly if we can have even rings of thousands of fighters flying in formation around it. Might as well go for maximum shock and awe.
>>41504178>Show up outside negotiations>"YOU TWO HAD BETTER MAKE UP, FUCKING PETULANT KIDS. THERE ARE BIGGER THINGS THAN YOUR CONFLICT.">Launch immolator warhead at uninhabited planet/moon>"NOW GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER.">Blink out
>>41503157Which division of heavy warriors are we giving the firesprays? The hive or ship defense crews? the boarding parties? i mean i still want a mix of heavy's equipped for anti armor and air duties among the swarms
>>41504196I mean, we can more than afford a few fuck ups, the thing is we also can afford to seriously benefit from this now. Especially seeing we've got plenty of shit that can be reverse engineered even without negatively effecting us. I mean we could probably make first contact with the commonwealth by dropping a chitinous monolith with instructions on how to communicate.
>>41504220When have Heavy Warriors ever been equipped for air duty?I presumed all of them, aside from a few that'd get plasma casters. Firesprays are excellent for hive defense, ship defense, ship boarding, bunker clearing...and pretty much everything else the heavy warriors were designed to be good at.Bonus points: fire sprays will fuck with the Scavs vision in shipboard engagements.
>>41504220I think we can say and choose what they carry depending on the situation if i read QD right >>41503157>In addition, since all weapons cost the same as all other weapons of the same size, I've stopped actively keeping track of which weapons you have. You can just mention if you want to give any drones you are deploying a non-default weapon load out.
>>41504259We are now invading all scav ships and stations with heavy warriors armed with fire sprays.
>>41504259>>41504280Heavy Boarders with Cryosprays to make their own doorways and seriously fuck up armored targets.Wouldn't it have explosive effect if a cryosprayer heavy and a fire heavy took alternating turns spraying an armored foe?
Anyway guys, we really need to get a good conspiracy voting bloc going, if enough people support these ideas during live threads, bringing them up and such, we can definitely overthrow the very risk averse anons and have fun.
>>41504259I mean equipped with those anti-air missile launchers for when we are launching planet invasions >>41504270Nice so no worries then >>41504280Wont do shit against there drop suits though and those things are more metal than flesh anyway
>>41504308Our plasmas basically a super acid, it'll react with anything.
>>41504336Pretty sure there drop suits would be equipped with anti armor weapons that can out range our sprays We are going to lose more heavy's than we need to with those tactics
>>41504336Our Sprayers have three ammo types, Chemical(acid), Fire(Plasma), and Cryo(Liquid Nitrogen)>>41504308>Wont do shit against there drop suits though and those things are more metal than flesh anywayThis is why I keep saying Cryo ammo with the sledges will be overpowered
>>41504303Sledgehammers are more than capable of making doorways without cryosprays. That being said, different liquids might be covered under the quick-access ammunition research we recently completed.>>41504308We've got support fluttercraft and hordes of interceptor drones for air superiority.
>>41504356That's why heavies are never used alone. They're a supplement for regular warriors. Also it's fine if our heavies don't have a 1-1 ratio for taking down Drop Troopers, drop troopers are much more expensive.
>tfw basically the longer we go on the more powerful and unstoppable we become
>>41504395Also heavies aren't generally used in situations where long-ranged weapons can be deployed for full effect. Spaceships, hives, buildings are their specialties.
>>41504395Aren't they basically a tank, which is part of why a smith being able to fucking wreck one is so impressive?
>>41504417I thought there was a difference between our Heavy Drones and our Colossi?Heavy Drones being medium Warriors with heavier than normal armor and a tail?Damnit now I gotta go look it up in the Pastebin
>>41504417Those are our large drones, particularly the Smith /attempted/ to wreck a Collossus. He and his drop trooper bodyguard were promptly melted for his trouble.We didn't have the tech to put Heavy Armor on medium sized drones at that time, which is what Heavy Warriors are. Heavy Warriors are essentially hive Drop Troopers, but less able to operate in open areas because they lack jetpacks and other mobility boosters.
>>41504357That's is a good combo >>41504373We may not always have air control, imagine invading a betrayer hive, whatever ground forces we send in will need to breach and make a opening for the rest of our forces >>41504417Heavy's a light tank Colossi are the main battle tankWarriors are heavy infantry Wasp's are a light air unit
>>41504480>>41504417Colossi are our artillery and siege drones basically
>>41504479Colossi with grav wings could become our equivalent of attack helis or such now that I think about it.
>>41504496Nah man.Colossi - Mobile Artillery and SiegeHover Tanks - Main battle tanksHeavy Warriors - Mechs/Power Armor troopsWarriors - Heavy InfantryWasps - Light infantry>>41504515Literally what the Support Fluttercraft are. They're Hind/A-10 hybrids.
>>41504225Out of curiosity, do you mean "chitinous monolith" as in just a bug hunk of metal, or an advanced relay covered in cryptic runic symbols?>>41503817It will take a bit. You're astoundingly fast builders, but the Hive ship is just goddamn humongous.>>41504270Correct. Just mention a drone's load out before combat.>>41504395Also correct. In general, all of your units and ships are cheaper and build faster then the human equivalent, and because your drones and ships can communicate so perfectly, they benefit from numbers far more then any other species.It also plays into the general moralities of other races. Humans hold great value in their lives, so they go to great expense to equip their units. You can just replace any lost drones in a day.
I think we should launch a raid on a weak betrayer hive to try to grab one of her relays to put the scrambler on But she would probably destroy it if it is too obvious that it is our goal But if it works we can cause serious damage before she fixes her network
could we scale up a relay to massive proportions and have it create a a field in a very large area that induces feelings of intense paranoia and discomfort
>>41504654Relays are the most defended things in a hive.Also unless we have several large strike forces prepped for other targets, we don't want to tip our hand that we have disruptor technology.
>>41504722That's the thing that bothers me reallyShe placed a relay on that server ship to follow it to zero oneWe had such a chance man
>>41504687You'd get that from a nausea field, or just from reading people and not caring who senses it.
>>41504770Nah, that really needed to get gone.We could try coordinating with Theseus to get access to another relay though.
This quest always gets me in the mood to play some tyranids.
>>41504858Yeah it needed to die before she scouted out more of unity territory But i am getting worried, She had no problem launching a blitz against unity territory knowing almost nothingBut once she found out about us she sends a raiding party to the old gardener hive to try to locate usJust how large of a attack force is she going to send at us
>>41505093Enough that if we do not step up production, or at least heavily out tech her, we are going to be swamped to death.
>>41504611Not sure actually, I'd need to think on that.
>>41505093We can hit her first, we know where several of her fleets are and it serves us better to simply scorched earth style assault them to weaken her.
So where's the 49.7 thread?WE STILL GOING STRONG MOTHER
>>41494950DAMNIT I MISSED MOST OF IT! thanks qd for runing again. Favorite current quest thread out so far.
>>41504887makes me reinstall sword of the stars to play glorious hivers nearly every time
>>41505093She's being careful. The second she saw us with stealth tech and using the same tactics she uses against her she knew how fucked she'd be if she went all in against the wrong planet.
Should we eventually upgrade the Hive Ship with the Skyl gate tech so it can bring itself in along with the fleets