Killinger shakes his fist in the air at the gaggle of opposition leaders standing opposite him, the rest of the Tory representatives rising in a low murmur of discontent as if following his unspoken direction. “The treaty clearly states that no salvage operation is permitted within Toliman space unless it is a joint operation, or the wreck is claimed without dispute!” He shouts. “What are they doing? No less than making off with the very weapon they used to attempt murder upon our own negotiators! There is your smoking gun.” He finishes, his shout hardly audible over the growing roar of parliament.“My hands are tied.” Secretary DuPont says with a restrained aggression, as if boiling beneath her skin. “By you.” She adds as a blanket statement. “Any form of military operation outside of Union space requires a super majority approval. Give me that approval. I already have forces in position. When your enemy's weapon jams, you don't just sit around and wait for them to fix it.” 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
>>42339024I read through the entire archive last week, this is my first time in the quest.
AAAAWWWWW YYEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHH>>42339051Welcome, fellow drone. Be at peace in mother's infinite embrace.
>>42339024>Current resource reservesNutrients: 15,932,417Metals: 10,270,679Credits: ₡2226Credits in Lyle’s account: ₡1,175,000>Hive population and upkeep cost Hive maintenance – 52,325Queen – 5Fake Queen (4) – 220Small Egg layer – 12Worker (150,000) – 300,000Aquatic Worker (5,140) – 20,560Vacuum Worker (5,200) – 31,200Radiator Worker (5,100) – 20,400Warrior (75,045) – 375,225Gilled Warrior (100) – 700Aquatic Warrior (50) – 400Thinker (8,000) – 24,000Quantum Thinker (3,000) – 15,000Speaker – (3) – 12Digger (200) – 800*Refinery (40) – 280*Sniffer (2) – 8Small Sniffer (5,000) – 5,000Aquatic Sniffer (200) – 200Fly (1,165) – 4,660Wasp (30,000) – 150,000Haz-mat Workers (20) – 80Parasite (110) – 440Bio-tank (1000) – 25000Stealth Bio-tank (30) – 900Excavator (1,000) – 19,000Colossus (5,000) – 75,000Hovertank (2,000) – 50,000Harvester (5,000) – 95,000Support Fluttercraft (500) – 71,000Ghost Beetle (1,000) – 27,000Heavy Warrior (10,000) – 190,000Chinook (1,000) – 18,000Air defense drone (500) – 37,000Bomber (1,000) – 41,000Strafer drone (2,000) – 30,000Heavy Interceptor (1,000) – 28,000Light Interceptor (2,000) – 28,000Advanced disruptor (50) – 3750Advanced Relay (70) – 7000
>>42339024It begins How far will we support the commonwealth Anons?
>>42339024Welcome back QD! We missed ya!
>>42339077>Hive fleetSpace Pod (5000) – 150000Heavy Fleet Fighter (920) – 61640Heavy Gunship (252) – 7560Shuttle (10) – 250Mining Corvette (336) – 92400Patrol Corvette (180) – 91260Scout Corvette (8) – 1800Lancer Corvette (2) – 450Missile Corvette (500) – 516000Fleet Corvette (244) – 54900Heavy Fleet Corvette (336) – 393792Light Fleet Frigate (1500) – 667500Heavy Fleet Frigate (252) – 359604Stealth Frigate (4) – 1952Vanguard Frigate (850) – 340000Light Fleet Cruiser (375) – 249375Missile Cruiser (50) – 118250Heavy Cruiser (110) – 133650Heavy Fleet Cruiser (126) – 315630Carrier Battlecruiser (5) – 99360Heavy Fleet Battlecruiser (36) – 292932Heavy Fleet Battleship (10) – 517750>Construction underway[Citadel Hive ship] – 40%>Formed fleets and ordersSmall Heavy Defense Fleet [Patrolling Leeland space]10 Heavy Battle Fleet [Awaiting orders]5 Missile Ambush Fleet [Awaiting orders]25 Light Fleets [Awaiting orders]20 Light Fleets [Under construction]
>>42339079That's a very good question. I dunno if we'll support them in open war...we STILL don't have the fleet for it, I feel. Plus it might make Theseus get a bit antsy.
>>42339024Hey guys, heres an idea, what if we formed a barricade between the two sides, its one thing to fire on the commonwealth. Its another thing to fire on a third party that isn't shooting at you first.
Someone post the reserve swarms idea from last thread
>>42339144No too obvious >>42339125We need to arrange a defense pact with the commonwealth first or just start hitting union positions in the expanse
>>42339144I respect the intention, but I'm worried that the Union would ID that 'hey that's those fucking bugs we've been trying to study WTF?' And then they'd put 2 and 2 together.
Best case scenario is both factions reverting into an uneasy peace so they can put up some sort of resistance when the happening arrives.
>>42339144Or let them all kill each other to death, without aggravating the situation even further like your stupid backfiring idea.
>>42339144Heh actually i think we should just send a scout into there first to watch and flee Could disorient everyone or spark the war based on the dice
>>42339181Well, what can the Union do? Attack us... that'd be a laugh. They don't have nearly the resources or the will required to defeat the hive AND the constant reinforcements we'll send in. On a similar note, I do remember and I really liked the idea of a reserve fleet from the last thread as well.
>>42339199...Oh yeeaaaahhh. That's honestly a BIG reason we need to get them to cut this shit out.They can kill each other as much as they like AFTER we stop the whole 'Mom and her eldritch handlers coming to bitch slap galactic civilization' thing.
>>42339116Those 2000 shuttles built yet?
>>42339144I think the most effective way to stop an outbreak of violence now is to announce ourselves to the Union and tell them if they attack the Commonwealth we will come to their aid.
>>42339254IIRC, the Union actually has a pretty monstrous fleet. We just haven't seen it because they haven't actually given the effort yet.
>>42339274Yeah, a mutual defense pact or something could work out really well potentially. The commonwealth certainly wouldn't say no. The question is, would the commonwealth actually come to our defense when the Obsidian Queen attacks.
>>42339274That's probably sound, but we need to actually start negotiating with the commonwealth first
>>42339259I think we might be still working on those Light and missile ambush fleets. We should get those mining corvettes done first that would make it easier to build everything else.
>>42339116Clone upkeep/special projects and expenses25 Human captives of the USV Hope – 750[Gemini] 3 Taidaren Hybrids (105)4 Human flash clone upkeep – 12018 Human hybrid clone upkeep – 540Specializations:>Tech>Engineer>Brawler[Hive space]100 Human Hybrids – 3,000Lyle Rogers – 57Jackob Eisner – 56Dillon Reager – 30Clone/project upkeep – 3,908NTotal upkeepNutrient costs: 6,294,510>IncomeMetals: 2,838,000Nutrients: 9,801,250Net: 3,506,740Quick bit of news. Lot of stuff happened this week.First, I fixed hexographer, but in a continued stroke of poor luck the image I made is too large. I'll need to make a smaller one in a bit.Second, I'm very sorry for being unable to run any extra days this week. The engine in my car shorted and burned the carburetor, leaving me on the side of the road for most of my intended prep day. As such, I was unable to do much of the calculations for things built or purchased. The good news of that is that it technically has no upkeep for this thread.Third, I plan on running either tomorrow or Tuesday, so we can run our usual all nighter, I'll sleep a bit, and then run a .3 to continue with things we havn't been able to manage in a while.Finally, I am unsure if I will be able to continue at a regular pace in the coming month. I need to find a second job, and will be living in the woods for a while, not to mention my computer is old and on the verge of death. I just wanted to give you a heads up that I may need to go on hiatus for a bit in the near future.
>>42339288A fleet that's spread thin I want the expanse Just a good couple of ambushes and defeats to scare the shit of them
For Mother, the Glory of the Hive, and the Might of the Triumvate
THE QUEEN RETURNS
I want to send Theseus a message stating that we landed a diplomat at the Commonwealth command station and equipped a small human force within New Prescott and ask for input.
>>42339255Crystals no. Let them destroy each other and they become more easily conquerable by us. Their resources can be put towards more efficient ends as the hive consumes their mines and farms and resource nodes.
>>42339328if your computer dies i can probably send you one one of my old ones so you have one until you get a new one
>>42339334>Even the expanse is actually a rather unpopular project that took a lot of smooth talking to get through> the Clarke was shot down, and the Hope was totally lost, and the Texas battlegroup sent back images of a pitched battle with a ship the size of a small space city and public opinion did an about face to quickly it gave the pollsters vertigo.You know, if we can play our cards right, we could be able to convince the Union that the Expanse isn't worth it....
>>42339328Hive Territory[G-426]Asteroid mining base: 50,000M per day.*Leeland (capital)Defensive structures>Surface to Orbit Missile System (750N)>Anti-orbital batteries: 35/35 (8750N) Military structures>Hangar facilities: Room for 4840 Aero/fighter Drones and 2420 Shuttles (3025N)>Psionic Shroud (1,000N)>Prison OutpostIndustrial structures>Docking Pylon: (1969) (98,450N)[Empty docks: 2000/2000]Economic Structures>Smart Mines active: 100,000M per day>Algae Farm: +4,800,000per day, 48,000 Workers (1 worker per 100N)>Film harvester dock: +5,000,000N per day, 10,000 Harvesters active (500N per Harvester)[M-662]RalighaDefensive structures>Surface to Orbit Missile System (750N)>Anti-orbital batteries: 35/35 (8750N)Economic structures>Bloodroot collectors: A series of pipes and veins running from the roots of several of the nearest Bloodroot trees provide a passive and low maintenance source of nutrient income, +250N per day (5)>Greenwall pit: 500N>Temple alter: A place for the Ralighan locals to worship and bring offerings to your hive, built in the likeness of your local fake queen, +500N per day[M-323]>Orbital docking pylon: Space for docking and construction of 4 sub capitals or 1 capital ship, (50N) [Empty docks: 0/4]>Mining corvette salvage operations +2,688,000M per day (+8000M per corvette)[Farcast]Derelict Sensor arrayGlassed Hive world>Hive bunker complex>Smart mine mantle excavation [Under construction]Deep space waystation>100 docking pylons (10,000N)[Empty docks 400/400]
>>42339328...How on Earth do you plan on finding a second job in the woods man?
>>42339364This line of thinking was why the Mongolians were able to rek everyone's shit. Nice going asshole.
>>42339395Cool.Is it possible to make a dedicated weapons platform for the singularity projector without using the (expensive) battleship hull as a mount? My thinking is that the singularity projector could prove an outstanding planetary defensive unit due to its ability to provide area denial and deflect incoming weapons fire. Even if a defensive platform only has a range of 100km or so (knife fight range when considering the size of our ships and the vast distances in space), it would be capable of defending approximately 30,000 square kilometers. Even a small network could probably defend our entire main hive cluster on Leeland, and provide a nasty surprise for the Obsidian Queen. The biggest problems I foresee are that either:1. The singularity projector range is so limited it can’t serve in this capacity. Or2. A defensive station is so expensive it makes no sense it makes no sense to build static defense when we could create a battleship for same cost.Thoughts? Do thing for Mother?
>>42339328I have a laptop I could probably throw your way. I straight up don't use it anymore, but it's still half decent.
>>42339328Shorted? Oh damn, be glad your car didn't catch and get entirely engulfed in fire. What make and model do you have QD?
>>42339387it would be a pretty shitty one though, but it'll work
>>42339077>Sniffer (2) – 8>Small Sniffer (5,000) – 5,000Why don't we just break these down and be rid of them?
>>42339452Seconded, regular size sniffers have been obsolete for most of the quest.
>>42339409Have to agree with this. In general thought if not vitriol.
>>42339452Aren't one of those our hero sniffer drone?
>>42339395New Construction OptionsDefensive structures>Anti-orbital battery – A bunker armed with a massive Particle beam capable of attacking ships in orbit from the ground. It includes the power and sensor systems required to operate it. 250N 1500M>Surface to Orbit Missile System – This massive bunker complex houses a wide range of warheads and a nigh limitless number of missiles within its protective walls, allowing you to launch missiles against approaching invaders from the safety of your hive. The facility uses the ship missile stats and comes equipped with a single Cruise missile silo that can target any detected object within the system, five Stinger missile silos capable of targeting any craft within high orbit, and ten Swarm missile silos specialized in targeting high altitude aircraft and low orbiting targets. The facility itself is a massive complex spread out over several miles, and includes guidance and launch equipment, as well as the means to construct and maintain a stock of warheads and missiles. (1500N 2500M)>>42339387I appreciate that, but I actually already have plans for getting a new one very soon. I just wanted to let you know that I'm essentially running on a potato powered by ork tech, and catastrophic failure is a possibility.Sometimes it smells like a burning tire...
>>42339409The rapid growth and rebuilding capabilities of the hive render that comparison apples and oranges.
>>42339418My personal plan for using singularity projectors involves putting them on a battleship hull designed to blink into weapons range of a high value enemy unit. Like a hive ship, or a god-ship. Call them Decide battleships.
>>42339508Just sayin' cause it might save you some cash down the line. Hell, I'd offer you a job if I had the spare financials. (Software dev here)
>>42339508This is the part where you post a bitcoin address.
>>42339418Maybe. Might be more cost effective to just trade with the Commonwealth for dome shields though. Just equipping our Citadel ship with Singularity projectors is going to cost a million creds at standard Valen canderon rates.>>42339452>Wanting to break down based snifferYou and I are now enemies.
>>42339556Second that suggestion.
>>42339527Sounds good. Really, a lot of this depends on the cost of construction on battleships vis a vis static defense. I'll be happy either way, as long as we put this cool tech to use soon.
>>42339508>Sometimes it smells like a burning tire...That sounds like a severe 'house lost in an inferno' disaster waiting to happen.
>>42339556Don't you mean Patreon?
>>42339527That would be impossibly expensive. Canderon costs 50,000 creds per anti kilo.
>>42339607...we have immortality.
>>42339508Military Structures>Hangar Expansion – Construct fortified hangar facilities of +40 aero/fighter drone space and +20 shuttle space. 50N 100M>Psionic Shroud – A single building built around the shattered remains of a Void Shard, the shroud amplifies the unnatural mental silence of the broken crystal within to mask an entire planet from potential detection, preventing outside forces from easily detecting the thoughts of a hive. (2,000N 5,000M)Industrial Structures>Docking Pylon – A large spire or station that contains space for docking and construction of 4 ships, or a single capital ship if placed in orbit. 100N 300M>Weather Spire – A networked collection of spires spread across a planet capable of studying and altering a planet’s climate and atmosphere. Construction includes the building of all spires needed to function. (8,000N 20,000M)>>42339422Well last week the cabin filled with smoke.That one was from a coolant leak. Fun times, and it's essentially an ork trukk.>>42339418The range is so short that it would be unable to effectivley defend anything but itself. At least on a planetary scale. A station or ship could defend other ships nearby, or a capillary tower.
Thinking about it, now I'm curious.QD, what do you do? Alternatively, what are you good at?
>>42339526Each of these factions has a much larger industrial base and established presence than we do, we're not at the point where we can shrug off potential allies in the fight against magic crystal gods. I would argue that the motive of grabbing more resources is insufficient regarding the human factions on the grounds that Obsidian Queen is sitting on a whole bunch of resources too, it's better to grab hers since she's already hostile to us rather than gaining yet another enemy.
>>42339607The amount we'd have to spend could bankrupt a planet.
>>42339637I too am curious. The notion of QD being some kind of mountain man eking out a living in the bush amuses me.
>>42339607Would point defense really be any cheaper, though, is the question.50,000 creds is really pocket change to an empire like ours. Our battleships probably cost the equivalent of billions of creds each and we can shit them out in a day. We're also a powerful alien interstellar empire. We could just raid a Canderon supply depot with overwhelming firepower and just take what we want. This would put us in a bit of a war, however.
>>42339677...We're really not as big as you might think we are.
>>42339677We have exactly 2,226 creds in the bank. Getting more would depend on the outcome of our negotiations with the Commonwealth, the Valen, and/or the Union.
>>42339677>Canderonis that what they're mining from the stars? if it is we would only need the dna of the species that lives on stars which i bet our friendly neighborhood AI has
Anyone else worried about the fact that the admiral named dropped the gardener to see our reaction?I mean the commonwealth must also been tracking down skyl artifacts and may have found some intact archives
>>42339635>>Psionic Shroud – A single building built around the shattered remains of a Void Shard, the shroud amplifies the unnatural mental silence of the broken crystal within to mask an entire planet from potential detection, preventing outside forces from easily detecting the thoughts of a hive.Keep it secret, keep it safeIf Singularity Weapons are best used for making a ship essentially unattackable, shouldn't it be mounted on Hive Ships? Autocannons for the Auxillery slots, Singularity for everything else. Make the ship entirely focused on solar power/mining/manufacturing.Ultimate Colony Ship
>>42339727We don't need credits.Just parasite Union corporate executives and embezzle any Canderon you need.
>>42339730Wait, when did they do that?
>>42339727eh, Lyle (a relatively small time mercenary) has over a million creds in the bank. I'm sure we can probably borrow some from Thesesus too. Or we can parasite some corporate hacks.
>>42339738That...would not be a bad idea I thinkA Harvester ShipWe need to find a canderon rich star and lay claim to it and share with Unity and Heretic. Maybe invite refugee Canians from Wolf if it's habitable to them
>>42339789"Oh shut it Commander." Magnus says. "He can call himself a magpie for all I care. You know how weird translations are between alien languages, besides, it sounds like Smith, or Gardener, a practical, career based name." His face flickers back to your drone. "I apologize for the hologram, but we're working under quarantine protocols. Commander Wise here is already exposed to your atmosphere, so he's not allowed outside of your residential area. He will be available at all hours to answer any and all questions you may have, so long as the answers are not classified." Wise's face shrivels slightly at the comment. Hive Queen Quest 52 I was going to ignore but he brought up the fact about smiths
>>42339730>>42339776>>42339789>"Oh shut it Commander." Magnus says. "He can call himself a magpie for all I care. You know how weird translations are between alien languages, besides, it sounds like Smith, or Gardener, a practical, career based name."I think that we may be approaching peak shadowrunning here
>>42339635Economic Structures>Orbital solar array – A station placed in orbit of the local star equipped with a membrane of photosynthetic cells several kilometers in diameter capable of producing a steady stream of nutrient income. Provides 1000N per day total (5,000N 5,000M>Harvester Dock – A large pier built along the shore overlooking the spore-producing ocean film that serves as an unloading area for Harvester drones, and contains pipelines to pump collected raw nutrients to the hive’s awaiting processing facilities, includes a single Harvester which is covered by the cost and upkeep of the dock. Provides 500N per day total (38N 50M)>Orbital electroponic station – An orbital instillation built near a large source of hydrogen used to fuel a large fusion core, which in turn provides electrical power to a contained algae farm facility. Must be built in orbit of a gas giant. Provides +500N per day and doubles as a gas mining facility, refueling the tritium stores of any ships in the system. (1000M)>Algae Farm – A carved out space used to utilize Leeland’s natural electrical field to cultivate food. +100N per day, 1 worker to maintain.>Hydroponic platform – A floating greenhouse platform used to grow farmland through hydroponics that can only be built on or near water with open access to plentiful sunlight. Each greenhouse platform supports roughly one hectare and requires a single worker to tend the crop and maintain the platform. Multiple platforms can be connected together to create fields of floating farmland. +200N per day, 1 worker to maintain.>>42339556While I'm not philosophically opposed to that normally, I simply don't feel comfortable asking for money like that, for a number of reasons.>>42339637I work in shipping and receiving. My job is to test airplane parts to make sure they fit right and won't fall off mid flight. You would be surprised at how incompetent the manufacturing companies are in that regard.
>>42339812...Methinks you might be reading too much into it.
>>42339832Please Questdrone likes playing shadowtag with us
We should make colonization ships that are meant to land on the planet and become the hive, in the out layer of the hull it would have spikes that spread put hive creep at a fast rate but before the complete takeover starts thousands of drones are sent out over the entire planet to collect samples(we have really neglected this feature since we could easily discover better crops or ways to make our crops better). it would just be fling one at the planet and it will will be added to the empire
>>42339845>Filter towers – A large underwater pylon built to extract raw nutrients from the microbial life of the surrounding ecosystem. Can only be used on planets with bountiful biospheres and deep oceans capable of supporting large amounts of microbes. Provides between 100 and 500 N per day, depending on the local environment. (500M)>Capillary Tower – This massive organic space elevator offers a number of logistical and economic advantages, despite its drastic up front cost and fragile nature. Shuttles or space craft are no longer needed to move resources from the surface to orbital structures, freeing shuttles for more important tasks. The counterweight station serves as a center for construction, with 4 docking pylons included on the structure to repair and build ships, while gaining a bonus to capital ship construction time due to the speedy nature with which resources arrive from the surface. The Capillary Tower can also spread hive creep and extract resources at an increased rate, spreading roots deep into the crust to bring up resources directly into orbit, allowing you to consume a planet much more quickly than normal. A Hive ship can construct a Capillary Tower if given the time and resources to do so, deploying one after 3 full days, after which it becomes the counterweight station, and must remain stationary until it detaches and destroys the tower to move. A Hive ship deployed in this way does not have access to its spinal weapons, but can use other features as normal. A planet can hold a max of 4 Capillary Towers along its equator. For each one, planetary mining or over harvest activities are doubled. (50,000N 500,000M)
>>42339845That is hardly encouraging to my fear of flying>>42339870A Hive ship sized Harvester Pod?
>>42339812>>42339832FUCK'S SAKE MANI CAN'T TAKE THIS MUCH CONSTANT PARANOIATHIS IS EXCESSIVE SHADOWRUNNING
>>42339845Wow. Cool. If you have any skills with computers or similar tech, I could at least probably put the word out.
we can do all these things with the shit we have
>>42339895yes, it might work if it's smaller as well but we really need to start using our power to manipulate DNA and biology more, it's kinda ridiculous that we have done so little with it when we should be sampling everything for useful advances and traits
>>42339899Lies and SlanderThis player-base has fed and grown on shadowrunning We must remember our roots and trust our instincts
>>42339883Goddamn QD you need to trim these intro posts a bit.
>>42339949Seriously, we need to go sample more wildlife. It's one of my favorite parts that gets ignored for ShadowrunsMaximum Shadowruns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reOO1cMTkSg
>>42339899GAS THE SQUIDSNUKE THE WHALESSTAB THE MONKEYS TRUST NOTHING
>>42339983he could put it all in a pastebin
>>42339883Finished Research>Ship grappleDespite being little more than a tow cable with a grappling hook on the end, this device holds all manner of engineering nightmares involved in its design. The problem of making a grapple secure the target hull reliably, the ability to prevent the line from breaking, or worse, the hull from sheering off. To overcome these limitations, you have developed a specialized system modeled after the salvaged grapples found in the Scavenger gunship.>RamWhat was once the most basic and simple form of naval combat, when translated into space combat, becomes a nightmarish and suicidal undertaking that is just as likely to kill you as it is to kill your enemy. The complexity of the science is not in the process of ramming; anyone can do it once. The trick is to learn how to do it again. The ability to ram a space craft and not share its fate requires a mixture of application of complex velocity control, strategic hull reinforcing, reactive armor plating, and a dash of madness. Madness can be used as a substitute for the rest rather easily, but it does hamper the ship’s rate of survival.>>42339895It's the welders that make exhaust systems that are the issue. Most of them would just make a loud banging sound or rattle the plane if they broke, but a few may cause your cabin to fill with deadly exhaust fumes, or send shrapnel into the engine or something.Still safer then a car. At least safer then my car.>>42339902I do not. I am not qualified in such things, although I do know how to use UPS and Fedex shipping software. They are both equally backwards in their utility, and typically have an overhaul at least once a year.
>>42340004Somebody screencap this, this summarizes this quest perfectly.
>>42339845So you're, like, maintenance?
>>42339983>>42340012Maybe shorten them into basic descriptions and have the rest in a pastebin, with only new tech, structures or adaptations needing a full description>>42340028>Finished Research>RamSO MUCH FUN
>>42340028We space pirates now!
>>42340028[New Ship Module Unlocked]Harpoon Launcher: Built to fire the ship grapple, the harpoon launcher utilizes a harpoon-like hook tipped with a non-Newtonian fluid warhead that punctures the target hull, then dissolves into a liquid seal only to become rigid again once the line becomes taught, anchoring the harpoon in place. The line is made of an elastic ligament made of a carbon nano-tube weave with a semi-liquid crystal carbon suspension within which replenishes damaged segments of the tether and can be pumped into the harpoon to create a solid diamond anchor within the target hull. The harpoon is launched from a specialized launch tube, and can maneuver itself to a limited degree like a missile, and is linked to a segmented superstructure that distributes the strain equally across the ship’s hull, but includes a failsafe allowing the launch tube to be jettisoned in an emergency to cut the line. A Harpoon Launcher holds a single launch tube and roughly a kilometer of compact tether. The launch tube requires careful preparation to load, and cannot be reloaded in combat. Scoring a hit with a tether will prevent the target from exiting melee range and allow the ship to attempt to reel in the target, after which the relative speed of the ship and its target is reduced to zero and any attack, be it weapon, boarding pod, or additional harpoons, is an automatic hit, and both ships are forced to follow a velocity equal to their combined acceleration. The more tethers connect the two ships, the less likely it is for the harpoons to break loose or sheer the target’s hull. The harpoon cannot penetrate shields, and the harpooning ship must lower its shields to fire. If the ship has multi-layer shields, only the side of the ship facing the target is rendered vulnerable. (10N 200M)
>>42339997we should form a dedicated task force for this and then just let QD control what they find off thread and present their findings in the beginning of every thread
>>42340078Maximum FTL: Faster Than Light Mantis ship
>>42340087Ramming Keel: While at first glance it looks like a simple bow from a naval ship, it is much more than that. The surface holds a shaped ram laminated in a carbon lattice with a semi-liquid crystal suspension within designed to plow through debris, but not puncture a target hull. This imparts the ship with a bonus against damage from space debris and attacks against its bow, but hampers its targeting and logistical sensors, reducing its accuracy with weapons at medium and long range, and reducing its ability to perform scans of a system. The critical components are held deep within the ship in the form of a reinforced nanostructure of superconducting coils surrounding a ferrous metal core which runs the length of the ship, replacing one spinal mount slot. This accomplishes two things, the first is that it prevents the hull from buckling under the force of the impact; the second is that it allows the ship to crack the target’s hull immediately prior to the actual impact by driving the core out from the spinal mount and into the target ship, imparting additional impact force into the target’s hull and creating a wedge for the ram to drive into while cushioning the ramming ship from the impact. The ferrus core is then driven back into the mount and the system reloaded. (5N 20M per 10 meters: Uses a single spinal mount.)>>42340077No, I'm the warehouse guy. I'm the guy they're talking about when they say the Ark is being looked after by "top men", although I sometimes can fix some parts by giving them a few good hits with a hammer. They usually fit fine after that.
>>42340087Hey QD can we hold a vote on the reserve drones idea from last thread? It seemed to have a bit of support and there doesn't seem to be any downside to it.
>>42340104I'll back this, how many drones should work with it though?
>>42340162>>42340087Forgot to link the post in question, sorry.>>42214886
>>42340159>a few good hits with a hammer.QD you worry me
>>42340159Current Research>Photon blade>Photonic armor>Holographic haptic feedback>Personal shielding>Shield dome>Complex matter reconstruction>Advanced Psionic Reading>Psionic Imprinting>High-altitude spore dispersal>Atmospheric static generator>Rip Drive>Deep Core Mining>Gravity thrustersAvailable research options>Psionic Cannon prototype>>42340179>>42340172Sure thing.
>>42340240“Project Moonraker.” Secretary Windsor says. “It was initially a salvage operation designed to reverse engineer what we thought was a component of the Confederate superweapon. Dr. Emmrich was given command of the research, and it quickly evolved from there.” He says hesitantly. He looks over his computer, double checking that the relay connection is secure. Gilliam seems confused.“Why are you bringing me in one this?” He asks. Windsor looks through his files as he answers.“Simply put, I need a second opinion. Early tests regarding certain materials offered interesting and promising results, but it was volatile. Hostile even, if you were willing to categorize an intent onto an object. Containment became our priority, and we eventually managed to accomplish just that. A method of containment with no detectable leak of particles, at least according to the, uh, volunteers at the time. Our instruments can’t detect it, but it has a measurable effect on organic matter over time, and even more importantly, can be harnessed as an energy source.” He says as Gilliam looks through the files sent to his computer. Various shards of a dark metallic substance are placed carefully along a table, with smooth replicas set beneath them. A number of Ceph test subjects have entries as well, and a small fragment of the hull of a Ceph Voidcutter sits amid a crowd of human scientists.Cont.
>>42340310“The cutters are made of a non-reflective material that resists attempts to scan them. When destroyed, their drive swallows most of the debris up, but sometimes a chunk falls free. We were able to match them up as best we could, and Emmerich eventually concluded that the Ceph ships and the fragments found near the artifact were made of the same material.” Windsor continues. “Up until then we had no way of knowing what the material was for, until we saw how it interacted with the artifact. It acts like a conductor, and we were able to assemble it into a kind of faraday cage.”Your pod watches as the Commonwealth tugs slowly haul the small, oblong object up from the layers of gas and storm clouds.“My agents say the containment may have been breached. Emmerich says that’s impossible. I want you to run the math and tell me straight if that’s the case.” He says, leaning in over his desk. “I need to know if his machine has failed critically, or if it was sabotaged, and I need to know quickly, before it falls into enemy hands.”Cont.
>>42340310>but it was volatile. Hostile even, if you were willing to categorize an intent onto an object.OH SNAPWorst case scenario is that it isn't one of Mother's
>>42340240Hey if we're making proposals based on what we were talking about last thread, could we vote on outfitting our warriors with an array of weapons grafts based by percentage? I'll repost what I put up last thread.Thorn launchers- 30%Sting casters- 0% (air support drones only)Fire sprays (with all alt ammo)- 10%Blasters- 30%Lightening guns- 10%Cyclotrons- 5%Plasma canons- 10%Heavy thumpers- 5% (maybe give these to warriors with honeypots)
>>42340310SHADOWRUN TIMEPREPARE THE THINKERS
>>42340366I'll vote for this
>>42340351THE VOID IS WATCHING
>>42340351So you're saying that the Union found a relay from the debris on the moon, and then constructed some sort of container from the fragments of Ceph Voidcutters, and somehow that containment was breached, and it may be related to that faint psionic presence we felt at Toliman
>>42339899It is kinda annoying. Also seems to be entirely focused on Humans for reasons I can't understand.
>>42340310>>42340351Holy.Fuck.They've been tampering with Void Shards
>>42340398>a relayNo dumbass. It was a void shard.Apparently when they said the Mirage didn't use fusion power, they didn't mean it had a quantum power tap for its power source.
>>42340404Sending LyleThe Sat and nukesThe temple raidThe hunt for LeeThe never ending meetings that just make us go into overdrive
>>42340461So they've somehow managed to make use of a void shard, without incurring some sort of military HOW DARE YOU TAMPER WITH THINGS BEYOND YOUR IMAGINING NOW DIE response.
>>42340351we need to reck this place as soon as our asset is off the planet
>>42340477Since fucking with the void shards risks bringing crystal death on every free race in the galaxy, we could very well legitimately send Lyle on a quest to save humanity!
>>42340485What did you think the Ceph raids have been about for the past several decades?
>>42340351>“My agents say the containment may have been breached. Emmerich says that’s impossible. I want you to run the math and tell me straight if that’s the case.”I need to know more context. What are the costs of a false positive on my part versus the costs of a false negative?What are the consequences of a verdict one way or the other?
>>42340508>I need to know if his machine has failed critically, or if it was sabotaged, and I need to know quickly, before it falls into enemy handsAnd that was the reactor used for the Mirage holy shit we need that thing in our control ASAP
>>42340404Well, the majority of questers are (I'm at least assuming) human. Perhaps we're a bit biased in that regard.
>>42340508The Ceph are the current followers of the Void gods, they get a free pass.>>42340485It seems it takes more than just tampering with them to incur a response from them. It took our Mother 2 shots and the near total obliteration of both the OQ's and Ceph fleets before getting one, and even then she was rather surprised that she did.
>>42340535Of course fellow human, I agree completely.
>>42340477>The temple raidHow was the temple raid remotely their fault?
We should build a couple of Smiths or whatever those super weapon dudes were called, like 10 of them just packed full of biological and non biological improvements
Know what might be fun for both us and qd? sending our kerrigan, can we please do this already?
>>42340533If the Union captures it from the Commonwealth, we should capture it from the Union.Space war now.
>>42340485Well, they did destroy the earth.Also, I think that sentence is forgetting a very significant "yet"
>>42340563>>42340404>>42340535Yes Other Human, Only Human's are of the questers.
I'm currently reading both this and the 2D SR storytimes from a few years ago and I can't tell which is shadowrunning harder.
>>42340575Not now. Eventually. Patience.
>>42340573I don't think we can replicate the kind of top tier human engineering that goes into a Smith, it'll be recognisably alien in design upon examination.
>>42340573Oh but anon, we already have. They're the ones being deployed to Path to meet the redpills.
>>42340605We still haven't actually made any Chimeras though. I can only imagine what a sight they'll be.
>>42340602they will ofc self destruct
>>42340477UPDATESENDING LYLE THE SAT WITH NUKES DESECRATING THE TEMPLESENDING SMITHDISSECTING OUR DRONESHUNT FOR LEEMIRAGETHE FUCKING MEETINGS WE BEEN WIRETAPPEDKILLINGER!!!!FUCK THE UNIONSTAB THE MONKEYS
>>42340530We clearly have to insist that containment was breached naturally.The other option, sabotage, is exactly what WE did by blowing it up, which we need them to not realize is what happened.We just need to find a loophole in the math that will allow that as a plausible answer.
>>42340658Agreed. The Union don't even understand the mechanics of this thing, I can't understand why they decided to use one to power the Mirage.
>>42340712The Union is going to get fucked so hard, we need to do something. We need to contact someone in the government and use them.
>>42340712Probably because traditional power methods like fusion or the quantum power tap would leave a distinctive energy signature.To date the only ones who have run stealth are the Ceph and their void shard engines and our sugar-powered starships.
>>42340712For the same reason I initially thought that the Mirage was fusion powered and that our podsplosion would be PLAUSIBLE as a fusion core meltdown.I assumed a quantum power tap produced more heat and made stealth shorter.But a void shard is probably a completely cold, possibly even heat absorbing going by how it drinks in the light, power source.>>42340755Don't be ridiculous. They aren't in any more danger than they were before.Though this does make it more and more urgent to actually start enacting that track down and parasite Parliamentary guards plan, which we have yet to take even the step 1 on. Hacking into the Gemini PDF.
>>42340159QD you're My favorite
YEAH TIME FOR SOME OF DAT SUGAR SMELL!
>>42340823>Though this does make it more and more urgent to actually start enacting that track down and parasite Parliamentary guards plan, which we have yet to take even the step 1 on. Hacking into the Gemini PDF.I still think that plan is incredibly fucking stupid. Can't we just amass influence the normal way? Bribery and blackmail would work just fine with us and Theseus.
>>42340901That's far too much slower for the rapid timescale we operate on, and utterly ineffective against the honest types, which there are a distressing number of.Other parties have been corrupting the system "the normal way" for far longer and better than us. You have to do what literally no one else can do to catch up and surpass them.
>>42340870GO EAT A SWEET THING
>>42340945Honestly, the risks are too high even with success.
>>42340351Gilliam looks over the images. A large black splotch has been edited over whatever it is the scientists are working on. You stifle Gilliam's curiosity for his own good before he starts drooling at the mouth. "So what. You want me to double check his work? That's it?" He asks."In a way, yes. The machine was incorporated into a prototype ship. A next generation stealth craft. The modifications allowed it to enter and exit some form of dimensional flux. No-space, as Dr. Emmerich calls it."You have Gilliam search through the files. He finds Emmerich's personal notes. Much of it is redacted. You continue to read through them, and the writing becomes more erratic. His notes are interspersed with diagrams, mathematical formulas, and various theoretical prototype diagrams, as well as sketches of the artifact. Each one is censored with a series of black lines, but the sketches become larger as the notes go on. You find a passage near one of them."I am continuously amazed at the artifact. I have measured it six times today alone, and I now have six different sets of totally unrelated data. Interestingly, the objects spacial dimensions alone any one axis seems to have no bearing on any other. I've had to modify the software myself, we were just getting errors at first."You flip the pages several times."I am normally not one to put stock in visual observation, but I have noticed the artifact always seems slightly different when observed. I convinced some colleagues to humor me, and took measurements while it was being observed from all angles. They came back as the same. None of our cameras ever detect it moving. The only variable is human observation.I am unsure of what to make of this."cont.>>42340366Sure, although I'll typically just ask for load-out details when you deploy your drones.
>>42340945I think we should just write-off the union at this pointThey have just dug themselves a grave at this point and we don't want to be around the blast-zone at this point
>>42340980>The machine was incorporated into a prototype ship. A next generation stealth craft. The modifications allowed it to enter and exit some form of dimensional flux. No-space, as Dr. Emmerich calls it.THESE MOTHERFUCKERS
>>42340980Fuckers just started a crystal cult GODDAMMIT We need to kill these frackers
personally i don't like the union, we should side with the commonwealth and if we in the future don't like the commonwealth we just have to eat them
>>42340980>The modifications allowed it to enter and exit some form of dimensional flux. No-space, as Dr. Emmerich calls it.THEY JURY RIGGED A SLIP DRIVE AND PUT IT ON THE MIRAGE THIS KEEPS GETTING WORSE
>>42340980Guys, We should pull our own scientist in on this, have her puppet his actions for him, shes already done this research, and has theories about the crystal. If she can operate through him we can show that these things are aware and angry and dangerous.
>>42340980>"In a way, yes. The machine was incorporated into a prototype ship. A next generation stealth craft. The modifications allowed it to enter and exit some form of dimensional flux. No-space, as Dr. Emmerich calls it."WHAT THE FUCK ARE THESE IDIOTS DOING?
>>42341071You know this is a great idea, Elizabeth is basically the most well-read human expert on this subject.
>>42341034Whats worse is we freed this shard and it sent a signal back to the void about what happenedI hope our drones been really quiet when to blew-up
I imagine that Red Queen's astonishment as things keep getting revealed is psychically audible throughout the hive.>Elizabeth working on something or other.>Suddenly random 'YOU DAMN IDIOTS' reverbrates throughout her skull at a massive volume.'>"I...I'm sorry, what?">*Mental sigh* "No, no, nothing. just some frustration, don't mind me..."
>>42341109I sure hope it didn't hear our pod screaming KILL THING FOR MOTHER before we blew up it's containment.
>>42341147We trained our drones to whisper, so they instead whispered it real quiet instead.
>>42341071>>42341106No it isn't. That's not how it works.You already know everything Vaughn knows, you don't even need her. But more importantly it can't work: the Union just doesn't have the data to indicate the same conclusions. They don't have context, and Gilliam just plain can't give them it without blowing his cover.
>>42341106The barn already been opened and set on fireDo you really think they would stop researching this now? Especially since it gives them cloak and and new drive system that does not require a rare resource? They must have flooded the house
>>42340980Can Elizabeth take advantage of our instant communication with Theseus now that she is directly connected to the hive via parasite?
>>42340964The risks of not doing it and assuming direct control are rising, in case you didn't notice.Careful choices of the available opportunities can minimize the risks involved anyway.
>>42341165>>42341174I was actually planning on having Elizabeth on tap so she can use Gilliam's credentials to see what the Union has been up to maybe make more sense of what the fuck they've been doing with the crystals
>>42341165But vaughn knows the unions scientific methods and regulations better, shes more qualified than we are for that simply because she can work within the rules.
>>42341239So does this doctorHell he still is in the system instead of being exiled like vaughn so knows it better
Frankly, we need a three way call between us Theseus and Heretic. Subject of discussion: Those pesky humans. We may have to give the Comonwealth a new FTL technology in return for dropping any similar research.>>42341229Still likely to majorly piss off everyone we work with. What? Do you think Heretic will accept us enslaving another species?
>>42341206The Queen set up an instant relay for them to talk privately (as private as having a parasite attached to spine can be)
>>42341233You already control Gilliam! What the fuck use is letting not-Gilliam use Gilliam credentials when Gilliam can use them?
>>42341271>Frankly, we need a three wayAbsolutely
>>42341271Look, there's a real simple solution here. Just kill them all. Dead people can't fuck shit up.
>>42341361Amen brotherStart the Space War For Mother!
How many kinds of doomsday weapons did we have? I lost count of them by now.If there was ever a time to bust them out, I think this might be it. These fuckers refuse to cease this bullshit then we're gonna need to start grey gooing their planets.
>>42341407Saved. Cheers anon.
>180 some posts>QD's still doing the opening narration>haven't even voted on anything yet
>>42341444Let's see>Annihilator warheads>Molecular disassembler warheads>Invisible FTL thermo-nuclear torpedoes>Overharvest>Hive creep spore pods>Fast acting spore strainsAnd this is just if don't count the poison gasses and telepathic mind fuckery we're working on.We're fucking terrifying.
>>42340980So lets Recap for Synchronous Panic1. The union been mucking about with an active void shard2. They have exposed high ranking scientists to the void shard and they may have been influenced 3. The active shard was on the Mirage4. We blew up the mirage in close range 5. We heard a psychic signal coming from the system Well how fucked is this situation and how much PANIC?
>>42340980Gilliam continues to flip through the notes, feeling your attention like a hot rod against the back of his mind."The others insist on using visors with cameras. They refuse to look at it directly now. I find this strange. It seems to move when I look at it now. They say I should [REDACTED]"Gilliam fumbles his data pad for a moment before continuing to flip through the sensor laden documents."I've seen it! It was truly amazing. Like a kind of inverted space, reality inside itself. The sensors didn't pick up anything, but the test subjects all experienced some kind of altered fear response, all of them, at once. It was no coincidence. We're on to something here. I think we almost have the containment material perfected. I can feel it. We just need to ______________________________ and we should be able to prevent any more unwanted manifestations."Windsor takes a small swig of a drink. "Are you alright, doctor?" He asks. Gilliam nods absentmindedly and flips to the next page."'I look upon the void and shake. There is no reason but theirs that I swim these waters, for there is nothing but them, and from them, there will be nothing.'A Ceph poem. I found it recently on the net. We will be running our first test tomorrow."Gilliam flips over to the last page."The test was a perfect success.The door has been opened. To go in, and come out. Soon the real work can begin.""If you're reading through his notes." Windsor says, "He's a bit of an eccentric. Always has been. You know what they say, about brilliance and madness. If he's dropped the ball, it will have been the first time in his career. That's why I want your take on things."Gilliam drops the tablet to his desk, his mind overwhelmed by yours.>Ask question (write in)>Dismiss Emmerich's work (write in)>Say you will look through it>Other
>>42341444Well, we have nukes. We also have black hole generators (canderon required), and massive railguns with megaton yields. We also have an array of bioweapons (or should at least have them), and have the ability to begin research into some truly nightmare shit. Did I forget anything?Oh, we also have rogue AI allies which could probably qualify as a super weapon all on their own.
>>42341361Have you ever heard of the Archduke of Ferdinand?
>>42341543>Ask question More info on how the other scientists recated to the shard>Say you will look through it>Other Begin three way with Theseus and Heretic
>>42341543>Ask question (write in)Is there ANY chance that I could get a less-censored copy of this? The way it is now, all I'm seeing are the ramblings of an unstable, if intelligent, man.
>>42341543>>Say you will look through itsame with this anon. >>42341599Do they not know when your lead scientist on a project involving other dimensons begins spouting poetry, thats usually a bad sign?
>>42341543Hey, is anyone having sudden flashbacks to that Mass Effect two mission inside of that derelict reaper? Where the entire science team went batshit crazy?
>>42341543>>Ask question (write in)Has he become MORE eccentric?Our test subjects had their minds degrade over time. It could be happening to him, he sounds like he's been exposed a lot.
>>42341543>>Say you will look through it
Do we have the rip drive yet?
>>42341599Seconding all three.
>>42341643YepAnd we all remember what happened to Cerberus in ME3 right
>>42341680I don't. Never played it.
>>42341531>3. The active shard was on the Mirage>4. We blew up the mirage in close range >5. We heard a psychic signal coming from the system >Well how fucked is this situation and how much PANIC?Full PANIC>>42341655Still being researched.
>>42341599Not everything can be solved by talking, no one else has more insight than we do into our secret infiltrations. They don't know anything we don't.There is nothing we can do short of infiltrating more. This is a fun opportunity and a new target to track down, not a need to panic.We just need to locate Emmerich.
>>42341543>>Dismiss Emmerich's work (write in)From what little you've shown me, I have a lot of reason to doubt that Dr. Emmerich has any concrete idea about how this thing actually functions. There is a world of difference between getting something to function in a certain way and actually grasping how it works. The fact that he was the only one to even look directly at it, much less understand it, is hardly a fine example of peer review in any case. His work gives no indication that using it in this way wouldn't cause the containment to fail catastrophically, which is what usually happens when you try to bottle lightening without understanding it. I could try and gather a more informed opinion about the holes in his work and what could have gone wrong, but I'll need direct access to the object in question.>>Say you will look through itIf he isn't granted immediate access, agree to keep going through his notes.
>>42341655if we have it we can just open it on the surface of a star or maybe inside one and in the atmosphere of the human planet the shard and the scientists are on
>>42341695The guy in charge attempted to reverse engineer reaper tech to fight the reapers with there own weapons, went completely insane, and then proceeded to hijack and fly the citadel to earth, which was under reaper control. Fucking everything up for everybody.
>>42341706They're coming to reclaim it.
>>42341750...Oh....Oh my. That DOES sounds similar to what may be happening here...
>>42341543Seconding this >>42341735
>>42341706Welp, we're fucked.Should we let the commonwealth know exactly how fucked everything is? If so, when?
>>42341599The first two are mutually exclusive. Just do the first one, and definitely not the third.Ask for the others' notes. And for psych evaluations of the scientists I guess.Maybe we should have a look at him ourselves?But, no. He's psionically sensitive now, like Yune. He'd sense the parasite inside Gilliam if he came near him. We can't risk a meeting. But we do need his location.
>>42341750Remember the Rachni
>>42341543>"The others insist on using visors with cameras. They refuse to look at it directly now. I find this strange. It seems to move when I look at it now. They say I should [REDACTED]"We have Emmerich's opinions of his peers.What are the peers' opinions of Emmerich, and each other.
>>42341803Before everything goes to hell as we need their trust and they'd be justifiably pissed off if we withheld this information from them.
If they got there hands on one active shard There may be other active shards roaming about in human space since they wouldn't just risk it on one ship Im scared
>>42341890Agreed.And everything WILL go to hell. It's just a matter of damage control now.
>>42341890>>42341953they're not going to get mad at us for withholding information when as far as they're concerned we met yesterday
>>42341890That is not how it works. You are nation-states. Nations have national security secrets from each other all the goddamn time. They have tons of secrets they aren't blabbing to us at the first opportunity.And stop assuming it's happening. It's not happening.
I think we need to put on some theatrics and really let the Commonwealth know just how much murderous bullshit is coming our way.
>>42342022'It's a lot.'
>>42341890>>42341953How exactly do we break it to them?>We know what the Confederacy did on your Homeword's moon and we have information that the Union is working on something similar so it would be really nice if you can give us all the data you have on your Psionic Cannon research so we can have some jolly cooperation.I don't think that's gonna work
>>42342022Set up a holotable and let them watch grandmother die.
>the first, fastest, slapdash vote gets all the seconds>posts that take time for more thought and details don'tEvery time.
>>42341543"He seems unstable." Gilliam says, "is there any way I can get a more complete record of this? As it is it just looks like a mad man's blog.""It's not all that unusual for him. He actually has a collection of Valen philosophy. He claims it's, and I'm quoting, 'the advanced War and Peace'. Either way, he's a savant, and his colleagues vouch for the accuracy of his work.""I'm sure they do." Gilliam says with a forced smirk. "Do you have any idea how much pressure they're under, working on a project like this under a lunatic?" He shakes his head and sits down, his foot shaking nervously "Either way, I'll keep looking into it.""Good." Windsor nods. "But be quick about it. We have maybe a day tops before our window closes and we need to make a decision, and I need to know if that tech is worth salvaging or not.""Salvaging?""It's nothing, doctor, but you'll likely see it on the news soon, depending on how this goes." He says, and the hologram cuts out. Gilliam gasps as his mind is untangled from your constricting focus. He reaches under his desk, pulling out a bottle and a small glass as your immaterial gaze shifts elsewhere, and he begins reading through the data.Cont.
>>42342067PANICThis quest runs on Shadowruns and Panic
>>42342079>But be quick about it. We have maybe a day tops before our window closes and we need to make a decision, and I need to know if that tech is worth salvaging or not.Okay, what are the odds that a stealthed ship can grab the wreckage while the Union and Confederacy are duking it out?
>>42342038>Worst Aunt was researching these technologies and then she became a mindslave of the crystal assholes and wants to genocide and enslave everything.>The ceph use this technology and worship the crystal thingies and want to enslave and murder everything.>The Union is researching these technologies, and we are worried that they will start worshiping the crystal thingies and trying to enslave and murder everything.>Please do not research these technologies, have some other stuff instead.
>>42342123None with the commonwealth, union and the void watching
>>42342079Holy shit. Gilliam's word may be the deciding factor on whether or not the Union goes to war with the Commonwealth. I'm mighty glad we parasited him now.
>>42342123Zero. You can be in stealth or you can grab something, you literally can't do both.
>>42342123Pretty high since it is the item they're fighting over
>>42342077Watching the Crystal ship tank their secret weapon will probably give them a shock.
>>42342163>>42342157>>42342149Fuck>>42342154Its good to have a large Family isn't it anon?
>>42342143...Well, it'd convince ME.
>>42342154Eh i think it still rest on how effective Killinger and DuPont are on causing a ruckus
>>42342079You know, I'm starting to think that nuking the Mirage was a really, REALLY, bad idea...
>>42342143>>Please do not research these technologies, have some other stuff instead.I prefer to also inform them that crystals and crystal slaves will be killed. They'll just take the other stuff and then do the research anyway if we don't.
>>42342207Killinger definitely wants to recover the Mirage since its blackbox has him commanding the ship captain to assassinate both Commonwealth ambassadors and his political rival
>>42342213No it was a good thing, otherwise the Union has one ship with a working stealth field and a slip drive, plus Killinger would have gotten what he wanted..The only thing where we dropped the ball was not immediately sending a ship to salvage the wreckage.
>>42342247Yep He is smart enough to take that into accountHe prob order the wreck destroyed in the first volley
>>42342176Yes, speaking of, move on from this terrible bump-limit wrecking shadowruns and move to adopting the Taidarens once more.Or examine pods.Or visit Michael's doctor's apartment and parasite him.Or hell, hunt some rare pepes in the depths of Huron.
>>42342284Huron needs some serious focus along with our other planets
>>42342301There's nothing to be done on Huron aside from cataloging more native species, unless we decide to outright go to war with the Union.
>>42342337Pretty much Right now we have input into major issues that affect the major players in the questIt would be stupid to ignore this window of opportunity just to catch some fish and gain minor research
>>42342337Discreet hive structures. Filter towers look just like the native lifeform they were based off of. It'll become a nutrient farm now that we have matter transportation.I'm just saying we should vote to add some infrastructure when the time comes. QD did say they would run a .3 chapter to do stuff like that
>>42342079Wise places his hand on the knight and moves it up three dimensions. Your speaker chirps softly."That is a poor decision."He tightens his grip on the piece and moves it to the third level to take your bishop."That will open your flank."He places it back and sits in silence for a moment, shooting periodic glances to your ambassador as it stands squat next to the table. It tilts its head and twitches its antennae.Wise hovers his hand over his remaining rook and picks it up. Your speaker chitters its beak."Perhaps another move would be better."He reaches for the queen."Best piece! Not best move."Wise sits back again and looks over the 3d chess board. His remaining options are limited."I'm sorry. I'm usually quite good at this game." He says.>Ask question about the Commonwealth (write in)>Mention information you have on the Union (write in)>Other>>42342380>>42342337Well, I do plan on running all night, and use labor day to help catch up on those "less important" things.
>>42342404>Ask question about the Commonwealth Other Neighbors and your relations with them
>>42342404>OtherYour eyes are silver. Why? Not like the Magnus human.
>>42342404>>Mention information you have on the Union (write in)>The union is playing with things far beyond there understanding, artifacts we ourselves are afraid to handle.
>>42342404>>Mention information you have on the Union (write in)We have been observing the rival humans of the Union for some time now. We have intelligence that links their actions over Gehenna to experiments conducted by your government on Earth's Moon many years ago.
>>42342486Hell noToo early to show our hand man
>>42342404>>Ask question about the Commonwealth (write in)How much nutrients do you harvest? Are there many human farms?
>>42342404>Ask question about the Commonwealth>Other>Mention that the an Older Hive may have had contact with humans long ago and it is from this that we have learned of your race's existence.It's supposed to lead into discussion about the psionic cannon and how the Union is fiddling with their leftovers. Feel free to disregard this if it's stupid.
>>42342404>"You are not bad. Not as good as Theseus or Heretic though."
>>42342503>>42342486>>42342511WTFDo you guys not know how to play poker?Don't toss that bombshell on them so early
>>42342404>>Ask question about the Commonwealth (write in)Magnus said this was your temporary home. Why?--Guys. We cannot mention the Union. We cannot reveal our absurd information gathering methods. The idea we have been WATCHING HUMANS for ages is creepy as fuck and reveals way too much and what do you think you're even accomplishing?You're just going to motivate them to go to war, which is what they're going to do ANYWAY.
>>42342511Ask what the Commonwealth knows about the true reason for the destruction of Luna>>42342530Should we mention we're in cahoots with the Union's Bogeyman AI? We could carefully introduce them to show he can be peaceful
>>42342540Agreed, we should asking fluff questions for now, just to test the waters
>>42342404>>42342436>>42342507These and ask him what is golf
what are you apes doing?
How long are we going to keep pretending to be retarded / unaware of what's going on?
>>42342404>>42342546BackingWhat is wrong with you lot todayIts time for shadowruns not acting as a sucker
>>42342503>>42342511No. That's retarded. How have you been observing the Union without them ever knowing about you?How did you gather any of this intelligence, which would require infiltrating an all-human civilization when you are clearly giant fucking bugs?
>>42342576Being stupidly paranoid.>>42342404Honestly, I just want to talk to Theseus and Heretic like we overwhelmingly voted to last time.
>"Best piece! Not best move."I laughed.>>42342404>>42342436>>42342507Seconding these questions.
>>42342583We aren'tWe are playing cloak and daggers and are playing it real well so far since most of the players have no idea where we exist
>>42342609we should really talk to them before acting stupid as fuck and revealing that we are spying on humens
>>42342583Until we absolutely need to stop, or are in a position where they have no chane of fucking us over.We gain NOTHING from them knowing that we're smart.
>>42342591Blame Theseus, duh. Its almost true anyway.>>42342583Forever. Because these idiots are stupidly paranoid.>>42342628Everyone spies on everyone.
>>42342404Any of the questions that aren't playing dumb.
>>42342654for all they know our first encounter with humens were when we helped them
>>42342609That will come in time, right now is stupid space ape time. We're going to be here all night, no need to jump the gun because we're getting paranoid.
>>42342546Absolutely. Wait to drop the Earth bombshell.Ask about the second front of the war (the one the guy mentioned about the Union), play dumb like we don't know what this second front (besides the war with the scavengers) is.
>>42342629>We gain NOTHING from them knowing that we're smart.The possibility of a defensive alliance that we've been discussing all thread?>>42342681And they'll learn otherwise eventually. Better deal with it now.
>>42342609They don't know anything we don't know about this. Our attention is precious.Besides. It's fundamentally impossible to stop the humans from researching interesting tech trees, you can't convince the USSR and America to quit researching nukes, either. The only answer is to take the choice away from them entirely.>>42342404>Ask question about the Commonwealth (write in)What is "classified"?
>>42342689>no need to jump the gun because we're getting paranoid.We've been messing around with the humans for 53 threads. This is not jumping the gun.
>>42342629What about a chance at actually getting our hands on some of their tech anon. Your rampant paranoia is amusing but it's getting to the point where it's actually hampering our ability to accomplish our goals.
>>42342702nah it's pretty fucking retarded to deal with it know since we gain nothing and they aren't even worth having in an alliance since they lack the firepower and nothing says that they ever need to know
>>42342708>you can't convince the USSR and America to quit researching nukes, either.actually you can. The USSR for example didn't test their strongest bomb because of fallout dangers.>>42342739You do realize that they have roughly equal firepower to Unity?
>>42342721We been messing with them for 53 threads and they haven't been able to finger us yet to anything major till nowThat's been a good run so far and made them meet us on our terms
>>42342721You are ignoring the alliance we built between Heretic and Theseus now. If there was ever a time in which humans are relevant, it is now.
>>42342654Humans spy on humans for other humans, or for a known alien race that interacts with humans and can bribe them with money like the Valen.They do not spy for giant space bugs that literally no one has ever heard of before. That's entirely impossible without a communication method and a means of motivating them.
>>42342769We are going to have to choose between the commonwealth or union and i think at this point we just write off the union
>>42342769So yeah, when will we inform Heretic and Theseus about our intel on the Union?
>>42342763>We been messing with them for 53 threads and they haven't been able to finger us yet to anything major till nowAnd we're running out of time and the longer we string them out the worse it will be when they finally start figuring things out.
>>42342721I really think that the second we reveal ourselves to humans, they are going to view us as a threat. It doesn't matter how much info and technology we shower on them. We're a scary fucking monster civilization, there isn't going to be any room for us to treat them as equals.
>>42342739Do you have any idea how much they've invested in their fleets. Right now both their fleets dwarf ours. That fleet used in the battle of Winsor was barely a fraction of the Commonwealth's total number of ships.>>42342759Actually they've both got far more firepower at their disposal than the Unity.
>>42342759and that firepower van be destroyed and it will take them forever to train soldiers, build ships and breed. we do that ridiculously fast and unity is an ai
>>42342799We really should. This is pretty vital information.They could assist us in these matters.
>>42342805...and the fact that we've been told otherwise repeatedly both IC and OOC means nothing to you does it?>>42342833With some of our tech help most of those issues go away.
>>42342801Bitch I've waited a week for this and now we're deciding the fate of entire civilizations. You can wait it out for a few more hours.
>>42342805Of course they'll see us as a threat. But we can point to bigger threats out there (namely the scavengers, the Obsidian Queen, and the Void Crystals in ascending orders of scariness). If we offer to help with the scavengers we may gain enough of a rapport we can get at least the commonwealth on our side with regards to galaxy ending threats. We are limited in how long we can play dumb. How long, for example, until the obsidian queen attacks humans. Time is not on our side as much as we would like it to be.
>>42342546>Magnus said this was your temporary home. Why?Cue soulful, patriotic gaze of longing towards the star called Sol in the night sky and a single tear down Wise's cheek.
>>42342833We can load a lifetime of skills into those soldiers heads if we need to, and their ships outperform our own quite handily right now.
>>42342847>lets share our tech with humanity! what could possibly go wrongmost retarded thing i've read all week
Pretty sure that QD's said via ask.fm that they wouldn't see us as a threat if we didn't do anything threatening on the surface.
>>42342833Not to mention that Unity and Heretic are combining their forces and materials. Both have manufacturing capabilities that would make the Unity and Commonwealth drool and piss themselves
>>42342801Were not though, and they're interested in a defensive alliance without knowing how powerful we are. Their position is way more tenuous than ours currently. We should continue to play it dumb because we're not ready to eat all of them if things go south.
>>42342897Hush. The fact that the QM has told them repeatedly that they were wrong has no bearing on this discussion.
>>42342893He's not talking about GIVING him tech, he's talking about using it. It would take humans centuries to even approach our understanding of biomechanical nano tech.
>>42342897proof or it didn't happen
>>42342885I'm pretty sure that's untrue- they have more tonnage, we have way better tech
>>42342885>We can load a lifetime of skills into those soldiers headsNo we fucking can't. You can't change a clone's Specialization after they're born. Training can be installed at birth, but an already existing human brain cannot have shit installed like that.Moreover we wouldn't want to do that shit.
>>42342847Yes, actually.>>42342870That's what I'm saying, though. We're setting ourselves up as a protector civilization, where we're so blatantly more advanced then them that they really have nothing to offer us. Any alliance on our part is just covering bases, but them allying themselves is a big deal. It's not because they trust us, but because we can blow them out of the water without trying. The raiders and obsidian queens are just icing on the "Your the only options we have" cake. They are not going to respect us because they like us.
>>42342928have you learned nothing about about giving humans even a chance at catching up from HFY threads? they will fuck with it in any and all ways they can just like how the union is fucking with the shards
>>42342946QD mentioned on the ask page that Canderon powered ships are faster than ours at both FTL and sub light travel. Ours are cheaper but not quite as fast or nimble.
>>42342936I'd personally look for it, but Ask.fm doesn't have a search function, and there's no way I'm going through all 958 answers, my browser would pack it in.
>>42342991The union has been dicking about with that void shard and cloaking tech for centuries, and it wasn't until the head researcher got mindfucked that they actually managed to get it to work. And furthermore I'd say this quest is hardly HFY at all.
>>42342999Ours are fast theirs more maneuverable.
>>42343037Maybe the skid drive would be capable of going slight vaster than most gravity drives, but aside from that their FTLs outpace our own. And even then we don't know if the skid drives are that fast.
>>42342999Are all of their ships canderon powered though? I got the feel like it's a rare thing for their more important ships. We also have cloaks and more varied weapons and utility they currently can't counter due to not knowing.
>>42342999Our FTL is instantaneous and cheap. I'm pretty sure it mechanically blows virtually all other FTL's out of the water...
>>42343010Any key words I should Ctrl+f to locate your question in Ask FM?
>>42343106Our FTL is actually way faster due to being instantaneous
>>42343110All their military ships are canderon fueled. They simply outperform our own ships, not by much, but they do.
>>42342404"How many nutrients do humans cultivate? Facilities hear seem meager.""Uh." He chews on his lip as he looks over the board. Eventually he places a bishop down a level to take your knight. "Well, we're rather efficient in most respects. Our food comes from our member states. They send us resources to maintain our military to defend them."Your drone makes its move without a moment of hesitation, sending a pawn up one level. "And what of others? There are two fronts soon, yes? What is the other?""Oh, uh. It's just a rebel group really. They call themselves the Union. They're colonies that fought against earth forces. We've been at a stand still ever since their initial aggression ended in a stalemate.""That is a poor move.""That was a long time ago though." He finishes, then takes the pawn you placed forward, as you predicted. You take the rook in response."The Magnus said this was your temporary home. Why is it temporary? It seems quite sufficient.""Sufficient, yes, but it's not our home." He says. "This is a temporary capital, until we can liberate Earth. That's where humans evolved. It was attacked by the rebels, and now we're forced out here." He points to the small pendant on his uniform. "Earth used to have a moon almost a quarter of its size. It was enormous, and helped stabilize the environment. When the rebels attacked, I heard they hit something, a mine or armory, the rumors are scarce on details, but it blew up the whole thing. It devastated the earth, but at least it stopped the fighting. The Union don't even use it. It's still too dangerous to land on." He says, polishing the small shimmering earth on his coat. "Of course, eventually, we'll be able to go back, clean it up, and resettle it." He says as he makes his move, taking your rook.>Ask about the Union>Ask about him>Ask about the Commonwealth>Other
>>42342897>>42342936>>42343010I think I found ithttp://ask.fm/QuestDrone/answer/119982481445>If you are asking what would happen if you told them outright of your advanced nature, then they would probably have attempted to trade with you for resources in an effort to get samples of your tech. After that there are too many variables to guess.I understand that it was made back when we barely had control of Leeland,they would surely see us very differently know that we have somehow made a fleet of starships to rival the Union's own in less than than a year,much less the fact that we're horribly effective at infiltrating the Union's highest echelons of command, but they would never know of the latter anyway.
>>42343148>>Ask about himHis eyes. They are not organic.
>>42343148>Ask about the Union
Pirate cruiser has been updated with harpoons and multi-layer shields.
>>42343148>Ask about the Unionhow many fleets do they have?
>>42343148>>OtherTry and let him win. After making him sweat.>Ask about himEyes>Ask about the Commonwealth"Member states"?
>>42343148>Ask about the UnionIf they were just "some rebel group" they never would have forced you out of your own homeworld, now would they?
>>42343148>Ask about himhow did you come to where you are
>>42343228Methinks he's been fed propaganda.
>>42343148"Oh yes, we've been to Earth. Nice place. Fit for humans. Lots of junk. Locales are mean. You are in Check."
ETA on the rip drive?it's going to be one of our ultimate weapons since we will be able to send asteroids at fleets and planets, open it in a sun and burn planets and fleets into nothing and build giant stationary railguns which we could fire anywhere
>>42343148>>Ask about the UnionHow did they succeed in capturing your homeworld? Your own military fleets are impressive in scale.
>>42343249>>42343254He feeding us propaganda like he should be doing Our move now
>>42343148>Ask about the Union>Ask about the Commonwealth>Ask about him
>>42343148>>Ask about the Union>>Ask about him>>Ask about the CommonwealthAsk about all 3.Also ask about scavengers, how many systems have they hit. What forces does the commonwealth have to strike back with?
>>42343148>> ask about Him.The goal of this is to be friendly without giving his currently watching our w very move intelligence agencies anything to freak out at
>>42343148Still wondering how long he's gonna be quarantined.
>>42343148>>42343311Adding onto my vote to also include this >>42343252
>>42343347Weren't the locals also humans?
>>42343252Hilariously cheeky, not that we can actually say this, sorry to say.
>>42343148>>Other>You know, cleaning it up probably wouldn't be that hard, a bit of salvaging here, terraforming there, the mineral resources from salvaging it alone might be worth it.
>>42343323i would to see the humans reaction when we cooperate and strike at the scav and they see our nano warheads that disintegrate matter
>>42343148Ask why it is so dangerous. Terriforming is an easy and simple problem. Like fixing aging.
>>42343415I'd like to see their reaction to our hive ship and singularity guns as well. :D
>>42343148>Otherask if they would be willing to attack the scavs in a joint military operation, time to flex our muscles
>>42343374Exactly why I said that. I meant locals, not locales.
>>42343415Dammit, we need to go back to the drawing board and start coming up with ship designs that use the just-unlocked Harpoon Launcher and/or Ramming Keel.We need those ships produced in numbers to optimize our ability to capture a Flicker Drive sample intact in the future.
>>42343449No, they need to offer us some valuable tech first just to reveal the Scavs' fleet location right now.We should be here on a mercenary basis.
>>42343464so much to do, so little time to do it
>>42343464Yup. I think it would be best placed on covette hulls, personally. Most maneuverability, and usually smaller than the ship it's plowing into.
>>42343475>We should be here on a mercenary basis.terrible idea to build a long term alliance,
>>42343464>>42343479Fuck it, I'll do it now. You want it cloaked or shielded?
>>42343445The aging comment tips a bit too much of our hand, but the terraforming one is spot-on.
>>42343475it would be better with an alliance imo, they can still give us tech in exchange for i dunno>>42343445+1
>>42343445This one works.
>>42343525Probably some of both. Cloaking takes priority, but cloaking will only work until they have cloaking detection set up.
>>42343445this, we could mention that we are quite good at biology if they would like to give us a sample
>>42343525Cloaked and shielded variants should be different. Though the shielded ones may be more niche since the only place where I think they may be more useful is when we need to grab a ship in the middle of a fleet before it runs and we have to make sure its escorts don't take out the boarder.
>>42343594Shield ones can be added to front-line fleets while the cloaked ones be added to ambush fleets
>>42343525I vote cloaked. The shields have to be off anyway.Then we could also steal civilian craft too and go full alien horror. Just popping into existence, grappling. Parasitism the whole crew and blinking out.
>>42343623I LOVE IT
>>42343525multi-layer shields on a frigate with 3 harpoons, a ram, and the usual combination of reactive and conductive armor.We need a balance between making the ship fast, but having as much mass and room for harpoons as possible. So frigate.
>>42343623Seems completely pointless
>>42343688More population under the control of our parasites is never pointless, anon. It gives us eyes and ears everywhere.Everywhere.
>>42343498Business transactions are the basis of countless friendships anon. Don't be daft.
Our corvettes are mainly designed to either be used in stealth, recon, covert attacks, and suicide terrorism.
>>42343623As great as that is, the trouble is there isn't anywhere to be able to do that out of sight of all the other crafts.You can't intercept a ship in deep space where no one can hear them scream.
>>42343670Frigates are too big, maneuverability needs to be key here. And they don't have enough mass to be worth it over the corvette hull.
>>42343445Hilarious, but we don't know about human mortality yet.We'll have to point out that Magnus's epidermis is looking droopy and wrinkly, he should have molted since the last time we saw him.
>>42343148You quickly make your move and your speaker chitters."How do they remove humans from your homeworld? This seems strange, was it not defended? You are in check now.""Well, it's a very large rebel group. In fact, they occupy a great deal of systems and worlds, rivaling our own space, pound for pound." He says as he looks over his king's moves. "And it was heavily defended. Both sides sent the majority of their remaining fleets against each other. Earth orbit is still filled with the ship debris. Millions died, and billions more were lost on the planet.""That is sad. Are you sure you wish to move there?" You ask. "The wise human has odd sensor organs. They are different to the others.""Yes." He says. "They're artificial. I was born blind. These are synthetic lenses that connect to my ocular nerve." He rubs at one, and digs his finger into the soft whites of his left eye, pinching it slightly. It deforms and pops out to reveal a mechanical socket within and a thin wire running into his skull."It's a cheap model they give you for free when you join the military. My family dropped me off at a recruiting center, and they gave me these." He pops the eye back in. "They need replacing every few years, but otherwise they're as good as natural eyes. Better even." Your drone scoffs, as well as it can at least."You stick metal in your skull. How is this better then growing new organs?""Well." He says as he moves his king. "I mean, it's a bit better then a natural eye. I can record images, or take pictures. I has better range and definition, and can see better in low light. Not by much, but-""But why do you not grow a better one?" You ask. "You are in check again. You should avoid check."cont.
>>42343742Perhaps a combination of jamming signals and cloaking could work for us? Or are there small isolated outposts we could base our attacks from? Possibly difficult to (conventionally) navigate nebulas?
>>42343816>> "But why do you not grow a better one?" You ask. "You are in check again. You should avoid check."I love our speakers.
>>42343816Oooh, and then we offer like 'Dude, we could probably grow you a better one.' And this leads (potentially) to the whole modifying humans thing, which leads to an opening for parasiting/Elizabeth showing up/whatever else.
>>42343556>>42343594>>42343623Stalker CorvetteHull: Corvette 400N 800MCapacity: 200/20Size: 100 MetersModule Limit: 2Spinal Mount (x1): Ramming Keel 50N 200MTurret (X2): Cyclotron 50MFixed (X2): Ion Cannon 40MAuxiliary (X8): Plasma Lance 80MArmor: Conductive 150N 500MUtility: Cloaking Shields 50N 150MUtility: Rapid Damage Control 15N 20MModule: Harpoon 10N 200MTotal Cost: 525N 2040MHere it is gents. Next question, is it worthwhile adding boarding pods to it?
>>42343816>"But why do you not grow a better one?" You ask. "You are in check again. You should avoid check."Can the wise humans eye detect the levels of cheekiness going on here?
>>42343865No, have two harpoons.
>>42343865Well since we will have to board the ships anyway.
>>42343816"Well, I'm not quite sure I understand." He says. "You mean organic, right? We..." He pauses, thinking over his moves and his response. "We don't use living machines. We build them out of metal. I noticed your ships were organic, we make them just out of metal." Your drone feigns shock."Then what do they eat?""They don't." He says. "Well, I suppose technically they consume fuel, typically hydrogen, among other things. What do yours, uh, eat?""Ship food. What is a hydrogen? You are in check again."He lets out a quick sigh as he looks over his moves again, picking up his king.>Offer to grow a better eye>Ask about details of the Commonwealth (write in)>Other
>>42343865Yea add the boarding podsThat the whole point right
>>42343924Bring up the immortality thing. Like we voted for.
>>42343924>offer to grow better eyes.
>>42343924>Your drone feigns shock.Ahahahaahaha.>>42343924>>Offer to grow a better eyeOkay sure. It begins.You're already in quarantine as a guinea pig, time to pig out even more.
>>42343924>Offer to grow a better eye>Ask about details of the Commonwealth - Member States
>>42343924>>Offer to grow a better eye
>>42343924>>>Offer to grow a better eye>>Ask about details of the Commonwealth (write in)Some more cheeky talk, let's ask about how awesome it is to not keel over and die after enough time passes.
>>42343924>"Ship food. What is a hydrogen? You are in check again."I love it.>Offer to grow a better eye>Ask about details of the Commonwealth (write in)
>>42343742That imagines yoi don't capture every craft in a system in one go woth a mini fleet of ship-stealers.
>>42343924Don't we have to put people in the medical pods to augment them? If we have one:>>Offer to grow a better eye
>>42343924Offer to grow a better eye but not in a direct manner more in an offhand. We have the ability if you wish way. Also ask why the Commonwealth hasn't sought allies before this to help crush the rebels.
>>42343942Like hell we did.
>>42343924>Offer to grow a better eye
>>42343924>Offer to grow a better eye(don't just give him a standard human eye package. Give him the delux special agent model, complete with complementary parasite).
>>42343981...did you not read?
>>42343977One of the drones on the battleship can cocoon itself and emerge as a bio-tank with acid glands self-destruction and a quantum brain in 24 hours.I wanted to send bio-tanks on this mission in the first place just in case this happened. But cocooning works too.
>>42343924>>Offer to grow a better eye>>Ask about details of the Commonwealth (write in)Are all worlds of the commonwealth as habitable as Earth, do you gather sufficient nutrients and metals from all of them?
>>42343924>>Offer to grow a better eyeask about the average human lifespan
>>42343981We kinda did. It was a vote in.
>>42343865Ditch the plasma for something that can knock out shields.Spinal: Ramming KeelTurret: x2 BlasterFixed: x2 Ion CannonAuxillary: x8 BlasterPower: Fusion CoreCloaking ShieldsRapid Damage ControlWe need boarding pods of course.
>>42344001We brought an egg layer dont worryWe can just lay one
>>42343999The people responding to that joke option were not the majority by far. Farrrr.
>>42343924>Ask about details of the Commonwealth (write in)Your Grand Marshal looked like his telomeres were degrading. Is he ill? We could fix him.
>>42344034That wasn't a joke option. I should know, I wrote it.
>>42344034Yeah, I don't think we voted to reveal the whole immortality thing just yet. It's kinda a big deal; not something to bring up on our first day of official diplomatic contact.
>>42344031The plasma is useful because it can penetrate the shields and burn the projectors of the hull, as they demonstrated in the battle of Winsor. Blasters are unsuitable for specialized, high performance craft like this, and the fusion core would make it vulnerable to an unlucky shot, as it is intended to engage targets at a VERY close range.
>>42343924Bring up the immortality thing.
>>42343924>Offer to grow a better eyeand >>42343979>why the Commonwealth hasn't sought allies before this to help crush the rebels.Because who else can they ask for help but they dont know that we know that.
>>42343995Don't put our son inside him on a first date. That's lewd.And also the first experimental surgery by aliens on humans will be watched like a hawk and he will be deepscanned to hell and back immediately afterwards, so it's not really feasible to keep that hidden, Thinker 13.Now the question is, will they insist the surgery take place on Odin high command, or do we send Wise back to the ship.
>>42343924>The inability to grow better organs is a critical flaw. Why not allocate your Thinkers to research regarding it?
>>42344063Why is it a big deal?It's a problem that we can fix. If the Commonwealth learns that we've SOLVED AGING while still thinking that we're stupid bug creatures and that we don't know how big a deal that is, they're going to get a lot stupider in how they handle us. Which means they get easier for us to manipulate.
>>42344107We have to slowly build up confidence in our ability to fuck with human biology anon.Once we perfect eye surgery, then we can perfect telomeric extension, vital organ replacement, and plastic surgery to make the vainer admirals young again.
>>42344132Eyes aren't our children any more than the doors in our hives are. They're not even sapient. >>42344150The fact that we can make extremely advanced bionic eyes that are HUMAN compatible means we know how to make other bionics also. Which means that our knowledge on that stuff makes theres laughable.
>>42344164>doors in our hivesBut those are our children anon. You fucked up.Our son is the parasite, genius.
>>42344164I think he's referring to the suggestion that we put a parasite Wise, which is unwise since the Commonwealth WILL scan him to hell if he goes through with this.
>"Wait, how can you grow better human eyes? We just met.">Humans are simple. Any thinker who could not improve human design would be repurposed as ship food.
>>42344164We could bring up the fact that we have the capability to clone them and it wouldn't be as big a deal to them as the possibility of living forever.Humans are vain, selfish creatures, buddy. We dangle that bait in front of them and we'll have them tying themselves on the hook with their own intestines.
>>42344019We didn't actually. The votes on it were extremely divided
>>42344228ABSOLUTELY NOT.Don't fucking mention we can make genestealers!
>>42344242...There was literally one vote against it.
>>42344150Good point. I hadn't really thought about it that way.Also, we shouldn't parasite this guy and reveal that just yet.
>>42344209Poor humans needing to place a hydrogen into their eyes, upgrade is much better.
>>42344265Not 'divided' then.'Everyone else outside a tiny minority ignored it as a harmless circlejerk.'Big decisions with consequences like that require the QM to put it into a formal vote to confirm if there really is no opposition to it.Like offering to sell the Taidarens parasites required a confirmation vote, no matter how good an idea it was.
>>42344263I didn't say we should.Just that they wouldn't care about that as much as they would about the fact that we've cured mortality.
>>42344276Eh, I voted against it so I think there should have been at least two votes against. That being said, I don't really care too much. Some really good points have been made for dropping the immortality bomb now, and it is definitely exciting to advance the plot like this.
>>42344265That means most ignored it. And I remembered there being a couple of votes against it.
>>42344315Cite them then.
Wonder if we'll break 500 posts before second thread goes up
>>42344351At the rate we're going? Hell yes we will, we're still on the 8th page!
>>42343828That's not what jamming signals DO. They are basically screaming, "something hostile is going on here," just preventing anyone else's signals from transmitting their own signals with any specifics.Also, you'd have to hope the ship lacks an FTLComm.
>>42344351Easily. All we need is some cheek and/or HAPPENINGS within the next couple updates.
>>42344336They're right there.>>42343530>>42343799
>>42344336Well since you asked so nicely.>>42343530>>42343799
>>42344416>>42344419Okay, 6 in favor, 2 against, one of which was posted less than 60 seconds from the update and thus couldn't possibly have been counted.
Now the question is, do we give the Wise human corrected, very baseline human eyes, or the "Reactive pupils" cybernetics.>>42344446And over a dozen that ignored that nonsense because that wasn't even the focus of the vote.
>>42344446Nigger he'll hold a proper vote or it won't be mentioned at all.
>>42343924Your drone leans in close, and he leans back. "The hive could grow you better ones. They appear simple in design.""Excuse me?""Human eyes look simple. Easy to make.""I, uh," He stammers. You feel the temptation of the offer shoot through his mind like a stone skipping across a lake, quickly gone but its ripples spreading out behind it. "I'm not sure if that's, uh, I mean thank you for the offer, but I think you should discuss that with my superiors. How are you so sure you could even do it?"Your drone chirps with a buzz of indignant pride. "Humans are so simple. So few legs, your warriors are as squishy as your thinkers and speakers." Your drone leans in again as you make your move, putting him in check once more. "Your ships do not grow, and eat hydrogens, and you leak.""Excuse me?""You have leaked much of your liquid contents. Your skin requires repair." You say. He wipes his forehead."Oh, you mean sweating. It's the way humans cool our bodies.""Leaking is a bad way to cool! Speakers will be able to improve, or they are bad speakers."He nods, and makes his move, taking the bishop that holds him in check."Your leader is wrinkly. Is this to hold more water because of leaking? Does the Marshal inflate with water?""More like hot air." He mumbles."Is this for transport? This would explain humans having so few legs.""Uh, no no." Wise says quickly. "He's old. When humans age, their skin degrades. Mine will as well, after many years. Humans on average reach peak fitness after twenty years or so. After that the body ages until death.">Mention the hive's drones are immortal>Mention immortality and your ability to grant it>Do not mention either>Other
>>42344464Its only fair that we give him something at least comparable to what his cybernetics already allow him to do.
>>42344477>Mention immortality and your ability to grant it
>>42344464Maybe we can give him some fabulous anime pupils of the color of his choice.>>42344477>>Do not mention either
>>42344477>Mention the hive's drones are immortal
>>42344477Mention hive immortality.We can "research" a cure.
>>42344477>Do not mention either
>>42344477>Mention immortality and your ability to grant itIf they ask how say we tested making small animals and pets immortal.
>>42344477>Mention immortality and your ability to grant itPah! More bad design! We fixed that many generations ago, your thinkers should really be ashamed of themselves...
>>42344477>Whoever made human design should be turned into ship food.
>>42344477>Mention the hive's drones are immortalmaybe humans can be as well if we can get a sample human dna
>>42344477>>Do not mention eitherSimple.After we 'experiment' on Wise a bit with the eye surgery, then we can say we found the flaw and fixed it.
>>42344521I like this.
>>42344539Exactly. We could be "persuaded" to "research" an aging cure in humans.
>>42344477>>Mention the hive's drones are immortal
>>42344477>Mention the hive's drones are immortalI'm not really against offering it to em later, but I don't like the timing of it. Say we can look into rectifying these critical design errors or something. Probably not that much harder than eyes.
>>Mention the hive's drones are immortalDon't mention the ability to grant it to humans just yet. We want them to ask us for this. It's only a logical conclusion on there part after we mentioned the eyes. They'll get suspicious if it sounds like we're trying to push this on them. The key to a good scam is to play hard to get and get the suckers to come to you until they're begging you to take their money**in this case money means implant with parasite.
>>42344477>>Mention the hive's drones are immortalAnd supporting this>>42344521
>>42344607That's not the plan dammit. Stop trying to parasite everything.
If we aren't giving them anything or any tech for free, but are offering immortality for free, that sounds suspicious as fuck. Let's just limit it to a mention that our drones are immortal and leave it at that.
>>42344477>>Mention immortality and your ability to grant it
>>42344477>Look at him deeply concerned and say something along the lines of "This must be a translation error."
>>42344538Now is that any way to talk about our mother?
>>42344477>Mention the hive's drones are immortalLay the bait and let them think on it
>>42344477Do not mention either
>>42344665we've never said anything about anything being free
>>42344648Jesus, it was a joke. I didn't mean parasite this guy here right now. That would be a poor decision for a wide variety of reasons!
>>42344665We ain't giving SHIT for free. We're just letting them know we could probably DO it.
>>42344590>fluff with the bad opinionEvery single time. It's like he proves that saying about broken clocks wrong.
If they do start asking after this, as the wheels turn in Wise's head and he talks to his superiors a bout this.We can act like it's very costly and complicated to do, to milk the most out of it. So as to accidentally emulate good business sense and an awareness of supply and demand.
>>42344775I would rather get the ball rolling faster with these humans than for them to figure it out on their own. The crystal threat just got jacked up real high and I do not think time is on our side. We make this offer to get them to side with us before all hell breaks loose.
>>42344825This.>>42344842Fluff, the humans know jack shit about the crystals. We scare them away now, and they might never trust us at they same time we need an alliance with them the most.
>>42344842Which is why we don't whip it out right away. We tease them a bit, get them to start begging US, let them think it will require research and development resources. It'll have them eating out of our hands far faster and more efficiently than if we just put out like a 5 dollar whore.
>>42344842Why does that matter? Does having them on our side somehow give us an advantage that is actually tangible?And more importantly, how does going up and telling them we can make them immortal help in any way? Let them come to us, take this slow.
>>42344477>Speakers will be able to improve, or they are bad speakers."Speaker will remember difference between Speakers and Thinkers, or he is a bad Speaker.
>Mention the hive's drones are immortal
>>42344477"This is an error in translation. This speaker believed you claimed humans expire, but that is nonsensical. How can you reach the stars if your thinkers are rotting?""Uh, no. We spend much of our lives teaching our children what we have learned, and they improve upon it. That's how evolution works, each generation is an improvement on the last."Your drone scratches at its face with its claws in exasperated agony as it lets out a pitying squeal. "The thinker that designed the human should be recycled. It probably expired from poor design as well.""You mean you don't... expire?" He asks slowly. Your speaker's antennae twitch madly."Humans throw themselves through space but do not fix yourselves! How long does this teaching last?""Well, many humans spend most of their lives perfecting their craft. I graduated with my first doctorate when I was twenty-" Your speaker lets out a horrified chittering screech like a field of crickets."You are all terminally ill!" Your speaker looks down at the board after its twitching and quickly moves a piece. "You are also in checkmate."Cont.
Ahem, while we've got a bit of a lull in the thread...Stalker CorvetteHull: Corvette 400N 800MCapacity: 200/20Size: 100 MetersModule Limit: 2Spinal Mount (x1): Ramming Keel 50N 200MTurret (X2): Cyclotron 50MFixed (X2): Ion Cannon 40MAuxiliary (X8): Plasma Lance 80MArmor: Conductive 150N 500MUtility: Cloaking Shields 50N 150MUtility: Rapid Damage Control 15N 20MModule: Harpoon 10N 200MModule: Boarding pod launcher 50N 100MTotal Cost: 575N 2140MThis look good?
>>42344992>"You are all terminally ill!" Your speaker looks down at the board after its twitching and quickly moves a piece. "You are also in checkmate."goddamn it
>>42344992A little hammy but it is easy to understand
>>42344992>"You are all terminally ill!" Your speaker looks down at the board after its twitching and quickly moves a piece. "You are also in checkmate."I fucking love our speakers
I love it when good writeins just get automatically incorporated. >>42344680 >>42344992>Your speaker lets out a horrified chittering screech like a field of crickets.>"You are all terminally ill!"
>>42344900This. 100% This.
>>42344992Damn it, I love that speaker so much!
>>42344992I cant stop laughing
>>42344992>ContF5ing so hard
I almost wish we'd created a bunch of fake space elf drones to meet up with these people. Woulda been right funny.
>>42344992And then the humans watch, flabbergasted, as the big bad bugs get motherly over them.
>>42345130not just space elfs, a whole collection of fake alien races that invite humanity to join the 'galactic council'
>>42345152it would have been hilariously beautiful.
>>42345152bwahaha, if only we had more time before the apocalypse this would have be amazing.
>>42345130Actually, you may be on to something here. We can always do this to the Union before we make ourselves public with them. We just need to find some files of races to get some prototype ideas from and then we can try to whip some up from our thinkers.
>>42345152we can still make them and have them be the "mother caste" or elite caste
>>42344825Of course they will only ever dare to spare one admiral at a time, since running the Commonwealth takes most of their attention, they won't want more than one in crazy experimental alien aging treatment at once.But, maybe, in preparation for the long surgery, we can say we require a quick bio-scan in preparation for the procedure, and it takes time to calculate and prepare the procedure customized to the individual.That gives us an excuse to quickly have all of them take a quick bath in the bio-tank in short succession, with actual surgery a possibility for later once it's determined to be viable.
>>42345224I don't think the commonwealth is quite that stupid. We can only hope they would put their entire leadership at the complete mercy of some strange alien species they just met. I doubt it would happen on anything rolled below a 100, however.
>>42345255Probably we'll get one guy who's old enough and desperate enough and close enough to retirement anyway to take the plunge.
>>42345255See, this is why it's good to keep them thinking we're advanced idiots.They'll be a lot more trusting of us if thy think we aren't capable of an ulterior motive.
>>42344992The door opens as Wise looks at the chess board in confusion. Your drone looks to the medics as they enter, each in a full suit of hazard equipment. Your drone chitters loudly as they enter."Are you aware you will expire?" They look at each other with concern."Uh. Did we miss something?""When is this? I mean, eventually yea, but are you talking about soon or...""The humans find this acceptable?" Your drone chitters. The medics walk over to Wise, who has packed up the chess set already."It seems that to the hive," he says, "mastery of your own evolution should come before spaceflight. They don't age, apparently, and find it shocking that we do.""It's not just a human thing. All the aliens we've encountered age just the same, if at different rates." One says to your drone."How is this defect normal?" Your drone mutters as it walks off to the far side of the room, then changes the subject. "The basket is ready for consumption!" It says, and vomits the processed fruits into a small bowl. The two warriors and the speaker huddle around to consume the slurry.You hear a loud buzzing from the headset of the medics as they check on Wise's condition and prepare to leave, and he leans in close."Brass wants to talk to you. In the hall." He says. Wise nods and follows them out of the door as your drones finish the pre-digested fruit basket.Cont.
http://pastebin.com/0SEZcPP6>still no writeup of Sol>still no description of all the distant spacefuture colonies on Mars and other planets in the system
>>42345306>The basket is ready for consumption!" It says, and vomits the processed fruits into a small bowlThis made me laugh far harder than it should have.
>>42345306Yep the bait has been processed
>>42345306>You hear a loud buzzing from the headset of the medics>he leans in close.>"Brass wants to talk to you. In the hall." He says. Wait. Was that 'fingers in your ears lalalalaa you can't hear what Wise is talking about' buzzing?
>>42345354lol.looks like they're interested in the bait. Obviously the humans were monitoring the entire conversation closely.
>>42345351We're talking about something in the works since November, not a few weeks ago.
I love those bait pictures.
I'm imagining Elizabeth just sitting at her work station working on whatever it is she's working on when suddenly a drone scuttles by and screams "THE BAIT HAS BEEN DEPLOYED" without any other context and she just kinda stops and wonders for half a second before going back to whatever it is she's doing.
>>42345435>>42345444We have quite a bit of them.
>>42345306>into a small bowl.We had a bowl?
>>42345448So glad I don't have to work tomorrow and can actually stay
>>42345495Oh wow, never saw that one before.
>>42345448I'm thinking that Elizabeth has been here with us long enough she isn't even reacting to it anymore. that or pauses work to play along with the drone.>>42345495
>>42345529That 's a common one.
>>42345495More bait pictures!More!>>42345407>>42345458
>>42345542...Clearly I haven't seen many, then.
>dumping generic bait pics>not making drone bait picssickening
The four states of HHQShadowrunningPanicKilling FrenzyCheek Only question is in what order
>>42345585We need drawfriends in this thread
>>42345595I would replace Killing Frenzy with 2SPOOKY. We generally prefer our killings to be done horror movie style.
>>42345595You forgot research.
>>42345654Not anymore in the threadsWe just add everything and be done with it nowadays
>>42345681That's why we need more safari expeditions
>>42345681Speaking of, we need more Quantum Thinkers.The Builder had thinkers throw spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks, and we have a vastly improved method of creativity that she lacked.
I just got here and jesus christ>>42345601?
>>42345767We are baiting the humans anon. Come, it is glorious.
>>42345306The door closes behind them as you hear the flicker of static and several holograms appear. A low, gravelly sounding voice greets Wise by his rank."Commandant Zadornov, sir, it's an honor." He replies."I know." He says. Tell me, Commander, how does the alien's offer sound?""Excuse me, sir?""To give you new eyes." He replies. Your speaker detects Wise's mood sharpen with apprehension."I figured you'd be more interested in the other bit of information." He says. The voice lets out a huff of a laugh."Yes, but they didn't offer to teach us. We won't assume anything. Avoid admitting any more ignorance. Doge future questions until you learn their own limitations first. If they're more advanced then us, we need to know by how much while avoiding admitting weakness. They've offered you new eyes. Accept the offer.""Sir!" He says in protest, but your speaker feels a hint of something less reluctant in his mind. A curiosity of sorts."We can offer them use of the medical lab, or allow them to bring materials in from their ship if needed and they can walk our doctors through the process. Afterwards we can run scans and examine your status. We may be able to learn something about their bio-technology. Besides, you were scheduled to get replacements next month anyway. Consider this an advance on your medical waiting list.""Is the rest of the board sure of this?""We were unanimous. The deliberation did not take long." He says. "Also, I should let you know, you've been recommended for a promotion to Captain. Congratulations. The paperwork is being processed as we speak. Dasvidania, Commander."There is a burst of static, and a moment later Wise enters the room again. His face is pale."Uh. About your offer, for new eyes." He says. "Would you be willing to perform the procedure here?">Agree>Refuse>Other (write in)
>>42345478The fruits came in a bowl.
>>42345822Other Need to make adjustment to these quarters
>>42209720 >The door opens, and outside you see a number of simple looking prosthetic arm held to an armature in the wall. Holograms of several humans flicker into existence and the arm sleeves into the holographic arm of the man closest to the door. What happened to all the other holograms that were not Magnus last time?They were never described and never did anything, just mentioned. How many even were there total?
>>42345822>>Agree>Other (write in)Give him a second heart. We must fix the Wise!
>>42345867Baby steps anon Baby steps>>42345822>Agree
"Avoid admitting any more ignorance."When did he admit ignorance?
>>42345822>Agree>Other (write in)YES! The hive can offer many things. We can even fix your expiring problem.
>>42345822Agree. Do the procedure and in fact give him eyes that are improved over the normal human eyes. Don't give him anything else, however tempting that may be.
>>42345867that is next step.
>>42345896NO. We get them to ask. We don't offer.
>>42345822>>42345822>>RefuseGo on ship! Facilities there.
>>42345896>I'll second this.
>>42345822>Refuse>Refusewe need the proper facilities
>>42345824No they didn't. You just made that up.They came in a basket that you fucking ate.> "The basket is ready for consumption!" >>42345867we don't know how many hearts humans have yet anon. Also we should be minimalist.
>>42345906Yes!If the see the eyes go off without a hitch or any more problems, they'll have to bring up mortality eventually. Or we can even bring it up if the admirals are waiting for some reason. I'm not sure there's any reason to rush things now.
>>42345896Too early Maybe give him some serum next discussion
>>42345906Dude, if we're going to give them a veritable fountain of youth we can afford to let them watch us perform surgery. It's not like that's info we need to hide.
>>42345822>agreealso we need to congratulate him on the promotion.
>>42345822>Refusei don't like what they might learn, i don't know wha they might learn but i don't like it
>>42345944Hell, if we had more time, we could get the admirals all hooked on serum first, and then "offer" to parasite them or allow them to die out. Of course, we have no time to do this right now.
>>42345950This"Are you Wise or Captain now? How can humans change name? A warrior can't be a thinker and a worker can't be a speaker."
>>42345941We can claim to have developed that serum from blood collected from Wise during surgery.
>>42345896NOT. YET.We have to develop trust and experiment on Wise first.>RefuseNot...here.>Other (write in)Wise will return to ship! Ship good for eyes.Now, if we want to minimize ability to reverse engineer eyes, we could give him a special model bred to resist tampering.
>>42345822>>Doge further questionsWow.
>>42345822>>Refusedo it on they ship
>>42345950NO.Anon. They don't know we have hearing good enough to overhear Wise's conversation in the hallway.Although that would be hilarious. We shouldn't actually admit we were eavesdropping.
>>42345950Nah let them think we cant here them
>>42345949Meant to reply to >>42345910We're not risking anything by performing the procedure under observation, and it will build trust for a serum that will genetically alter it's subjects later on when we introduce it.
>>42345971Much hiding, so secrecy.
>>42345822>Agree but demand the procedure be done on your ship>Agree to perform the procedure on the station>Other>>42345857Just a collection of underlings who stood in the picture and a happy looking B-roll crowd of happy citizens. Nothing really important.
>>42346008>Agree but demand the procedure be done on your ship
>>42346008>>Agree to perform the procedure on the station
>>42345822>sir, it's an honor." He replies.>"I know." He says.
>>42346008>Agree to perform the procedure on the station
>>42346008>Agree but demand the procedure be done on your shipneed proper facilities
>>42346008>>Agree but demand the procedure be done on your ship
i don't get why you want to give them the opportunity
>>42345993>>42345992Can't it be something we say behind his back, just close enough for him to hear?
>>42346008>Agree but demand the procedure be done on your shipAlso, if we do offer immortality later, claim that it can only be done on an individual basis at this time based on the DNA of certain individuals. There's nothing to make them want it more than to make the resource scarce. Even the Grand Marshal was smoking Union brand cigars. That's how much this culture of elites values rarity.
>>42346008Our ship or bustCant let them see our pitcherplant medical pods
Holy shit, it's like half the people in this thread have no concept of discretion.
>>42346063There's time for cheek and time for shadowrunsThis is still time for shadowruns
>>42346102What do you mean anon?
>>42346102What, you mean like wanting to reveal that we can hear their private conferencing? Anon you're so silly, what harm could possibly come from revealing the tactical advantages that we're currently using to manipulate them with? So silly.
Human station is full of metal. Not as sanitary and sterile like hive.
>>42346116>tell them ALL the secrets
>>42346102Holy shit, it's like half the people in this thread have no concept of diplomacy and trust building. Do you expect them to accept gene therapy from us if they don't trust our surgical skills?
>>42346102And the other half are CIA/NSA levels of paranoid.
>>42346140As it should be. That's how you stay ahead.
>>42346008>Agree but demand the procedure be done on your shipLet's not go fullretard here.
>>42346140If Dillion is a good indicator of future CIA/NSA paranoia. then we can safely assume that a significant chunk of the playerbase is well beyond that. Like, paranoid schizophrenic level paranoid.
>>42346008>agree but depmand it be done on our ship.
>>42346140>acting like an actual nation-state when playing a nation-stateSo, rational people.
>>42346137Wise is a throwaway m8
>>42346008>Agree but demand the procedure be done on your ship"Yes!" Your drone says. "But human location is too..." Your drone looks around, scratching the smooth metal floor, "dead. The hive cannot fix you here. It must be done on the ship." Wise scratches his head for a moment."Are you sure?""Yes!""Alright," he says, "Well, I'll see. Maybe you could show our medics how your procedure works? Compare notes?">Yes, we can teach the humans>No, no other humans can enter the ship>Other
>>42346116Did you even read the thread?
Hey Questdrone Can you give us a analysis of the hive personalty?
>>42346185>>No, no other humans can enter the ship
>>42346185>>Yes, we can teach the humanswe need to show them we're not completely shady
>>42346185>Yes, we can teach the humans
>>42346185>Otherhumans won't understandthey can watch though
>>42346112Isn't it both? It hints that we heard certain comments that we can blackmail them with.
>>42346185>>No, no other humans can enter the shipThey can watch and take notes
>>42346185Only the Wise may enterWe also need thread.2 soon
>>42346185The medics can observe.
>>42346185>>Yes, we can teach the humansWe can afford that much. We are trying to build a certain amount of trust with these people here.
>>42346185>Yes, we can teach the humansBring the humans to watch procedure Make sure to remove their bugs afterwords
>>42346185>Ask"Humans are completely different from hive, How would they learn anything?"
>>42346185>OtherAgree, but be super cheeky so they learn very little. Don't turn the lights up.
>>42346185>Yes, we can teach the humans"We aren't sure if the humans will learn anything, but they are welcome."
>>42346185Yes, other humans can enter the ship ... BUT,No, we will not teach the humans. The hive's resources are our own. It's not our fault humans have bad thinkers. Recycle and make better ones!
>>42346210>they can watch
>>42346185>OtherWhat is there to watch? It's a boring simple procedure.
>>42346218>blackmailWhat.What possible leverage could you have, and under threat of telling whom? You have nothing. You have no blackmail. There is no one's reputation you can ruin here.
>>42346218It means sacrificing utility of an advantage though. Less chance of overhearing thigns in future encounters. It's short-term thinking. Not worth it, especially with the prospect of much better blackmail in the future. Also, blackmail them how exactly? You need theoretical access to a party whose opinion they care about for it to be blackmail. There isn't one, here.
>>42346185>>Yes, we can teach the humansThey are going to love our medical pods!
>Yes, we can teach the humans
Huh 52 posters Is HQQ the most popular civ quest?
>>42346185>Yes, we can teach the humans"Why would humans want to watch? You do not understand. You will be confused." Your drone chirps. "But if they wish, they may watch. We must study and prepare first."Alright, I'm going to start setting up for the next thread before we 404.
>>42346185>There is no reason to "compare notes" on these matters. Humans can't even keep themselves alive. >Human Thinkers may think with Hive thinkers upon other subjects.
>teaching the humansdisgusting
>>42346297Definitely the most popular of the Civ quests. Haven't checked many of the other recent quests but I know no one gets this many posters in CivsExcept maybe Cyclops Civ but that is kill
>>42346185Well either way, we might need 24 hours to prepare the ship to produce the bio-tank we need.We may want to produce 10 bio-tanks just in case we need more later. Just to give us a buffer.
>>42346313+1 Max Cheeky
>>42346298Build Biotanks 5 and another ambassador to meet Wise on the ship (can't remember if we had an egglayer on the ship or not)
>>42346298Okay, now is as good a time as any, does this look like a good ship design?Hull: Corvette 400N 800MCapacity: 200/20Size: 100 MetersModule Limit: 2Spinal Mount (x1): Ramming Keel 50N 200MTurret (X2): Cyclotron 50MFixed (X2): Ion Cannon 40MAuxiliary (X8): Plasma Lance 80MArmor: Conductive 150N 500MUtility: Cloaking Shields 50N 150MUtility: Rapid Damage Control 15N 20MModule: Harpoon 10N 200MModule: Boarding pod launcher 50N 100MTotal Cost: 575N 2140MAlso QD, I noticed that boarding pod modules have been taken off the pastebin. Can we fire them from drop pod launchers now?
>>42346330It doesn't matter. Cocooning is faster and takes only 24 hours and we have plenty of spare warriors to turn into such drones.One of which can even cocoon into an egglayer to increase the drone count total. But medium-sized eggs take 2 or 3 days to hatch.
>>42346330Yea we do but don't need another ambassador It will freak him out to talk to another>>42346332Yea it worksAre you adding it to the ambush fleets or main battle fleets
>>42346332Looks good to me
>>42346332Yes...but I would rather we have two harpoons for redundancy
>>42346340I thought our research into medical nanomachines allows medium sized drones to hatch a day after being laid.
>>42346354Eh it works We just keep them in wolf packs to ensure our troops can board
>>42346330lets just jump and get one, it'll be faster
>>42346332Possibly change out to two harpoons.But whatever design, we can lay... 200 of them.>>42346364Check the archives, I see nothing like that. >>37027529
>>42346347I think it would make more sense in the ambush fleets wouldn't it? >>42346354I asked around, and the general consensus seemed to be for boarding pods. This way we can spam a ship with boarders from afar if the harpoon line gets severed.
This drone is sad it is unable to help with this quest but watch from the sidelines. Make this drone proud for other shadowrunning drones.
>>42346397This drone feels the terrible burden of providing so many of the writeins that have proven critical to the quest and is worried if he gets hit by a bus someday.
>>42346397Mutherfracker you know the crazy crew gets to drive now
>nearly 700 replies>still on page oneAm I missing something here?
ITS FRENZY TIME
>>42346427You're missing a zero.
>>42346427But we are on page 10 anon.
4Chan loves HQQ?
>>42346427The catalog is not a good indicator of the page location
>>42346437can we reach 700 before 404?
>>42346445Let's find out!
>>42346445 i say we can at least try
>>42346445We're closer to the front of pg10 than the back, so probably.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>42346447Inside voice, drone.
FOR MOTHER!!!Also I just realized we are in desperate need of FOR MOTHER fanart in this quest.
LAST PERSON TO POST IN THE THREAD JOINS MOTHER IN GLORIOUS COMBAT
One human takes 30 N UpkeepOne Heavy Gunship takes 30 N Upkeep Where are the humans putting the nutrients?
AVE MATREM !
>>42346503it goes right to my thighs
>>42346503They are highly inefficient in their design. Our gunship has good caloric mileage.
>>42346501DO THING FOR MOTHER!!
>>42346503right in the ass
>>42346514this is mean to be read with a gay lisp
FUCK THE UNION UCKTHEUNION
Uh guys remind me: is Sol and Earth under Union or Confederate control? I can't seem to find it in the star system pastebin.
>>42346503I think it's more to do with the quality of the nutrients required. The human body requires a cocktail of sugars, starches, proteins, and vitamins, we just need sugars. So the hive has to put together a specialized, and inefficient, blend of nutrients to keep its human guests alive.
>>42346533Union control buts its basically a wasteland.
How /pol/lacks are in this fucking thread anyway?!
>>42346542go back to /pol/ cracker
>>42346540Ah damn there goes my idea(if it was Commonwealth, we could have strolled in there, claiming following the traces of the moonweapon and then explain all the crystals shit through embassador)
>>42346555i'm from /b/ though
>>42346572GET OUTTA HERE HEATHEN YOUR RUINING MOTHER.
>>42346557I'm sure they probably still have an assload of sensors and shit still linked up to the earth in high orbit. They'd know plenty well if a large un-cloaked fleet showed up.
>>42346572It's a weird world we live in now that there is a board everyone knows is filled with worse people than on /b/
OH HEY GUYISE WE WENT OVER 700 POSTWE CAN STOP SHITPOSTING NOW for mother!
>>42346601>Implying 4chan is not collectively full of terrible people
>>42346572Go back there. We don't want your kind here.
>>42346595Yes, but that would also show us to the Union and that's bad.
sugar smell sugar smell sugar smellFUCK YES SUGAR SMELL
>>42346583>>42346601>>42346620i've been here since the first thread though
>>42346533>I can't seem to find it in the star system pastebin.Yeah, we've noticed. >>42345311 So read the starmap. You do remember the map, right?
>>42346613They didn't imply that at all.
>>42346728My mobile can't handle the map.
Threads over guys
We starting a kill frenzy against the betrayer anonsget your asses over to the next thread
but I want last post thou