Rolled 83 (1d100)Awakening after eons of imprisonment by unlucky miners you, Jadyk of the Wormstar, former Lich-Lord of the Grand Necrotic Armada, have been rebuilding the start of your fleet. The miners and local wildlife of this fringeworld have fed the creation of your fledgling army.You've created Talons, classic soldiers for the Wormstar armies, and developed a new breed of warrior. Stingers are heavy armored reconstructed undead armed with a deadly harpoon of bone and sinew.You hope these new warriors will allow you overpower the group of Osjiic troopers heading currently for your location in the colony mine. A handful of Talons watch from rocky crags and ridges as the hovercraft glides up the path winding up the mountain.These Osjiic intrigue and somewhat worry you. You'd heard their name before you imprisonment as nothing more than primitive creatures but now you hear their Empire is one of the largest political forces in the Galaxy. Even more troublesome was the fact you can detect the power of the Void churning in their ships, even their own troops.This will be a true test of your regrowing strength.You clack your jaws and heft your newly created shield of metal and boneThis should be interesting if not even, dare you say it...Fun
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>42964341Ok strategy time, we need to ambush them. We need to arm our self with the gun and with the shield and arm some of our guys the best we can.Fight to kill but keep 1 alive if possible
>>42964341Welcome back folks, let's get this rollingPrevious threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsTwitter I use to announce the threads: https://twitter.com/CeroTheNullJudging by the current speed of the hovercraft transporting the six Troopers to the mine you have nearly half an hour at most to prepare for your visitors. Jor and the other dominated living do not know yet of their approach while your reconstructed soldiers await your orders, four of the stingers holding thick shields.With the Cauldron's temporarily drained you hope these numbers will be enough until you can reignite it or upgrade it to a more complex form.How do you prepare and what are your plans?>4 living minions>18 Talons>10 Stingers (4 with heavy shields)
>>42964515Can the drones be used?
>>42964548They could actually but they are not combat drones. Best they could be used for is battering rams or blockades.There is one equipped with a smaller version of the big mining drill that ended up falling into your crypt and freeing you that could possibly be used if the target is standing still long enough
>>42964515First block up the entrance a bit, make slow them downThen when they enter Attack as they enter, stingers attack the guns and weapons the enemy have, the drones will zoom in and grab the dropped weapons, them all attack the enemy
>>42964640This will do
>>42964515Lure them in deeper into the mine with the humans while the troopers hide. Tell them the humans need their help with the ruins below. Surround and swarm them
>>42964686But what if they go in guns blazing?We can detect void in them, they might be able to detect the necrotic energy in us. They might know what they are dealing with
>>42964715That's unlikely >>42964686We could use a controlled cave in to take them out after luring them in
>>42964686>>42964715Just don't want them to escape. Should Jor speak with them if they willing?
>>42964686Lure them in>>42964749Then use a cave in to trap or kill them
>>42964515So it's looking likeA) Lure them in with Jor, surround and attackorB) Fortify and attack as they funnel inVote pls
>>42964882A(where is everyone?)
>>42964882Cant we do both? Lure them deeper into another funnel and cut them off with the Droid as we pick them off?
>>42964882A>>42964911They are not used to this thread being on a Thursday, give them time they will come
>>42964882Yay quest is here!>ALet's not combine them okay?
>>42964882Lure them deeper into the mine, surround them using drones to hamper themRoll me 1d100Do you want Jor to speak with them first?>Y/N?
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>42965010N
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>42965010Yes, how else will he lure them in
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>42965010
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>42965010YJust got here.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>42965010YHow manny rolls do you count?>>42965010
>>42965066For your dubs I hope more than 3
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>42965010Y
>>42965066>>42965083It's best of 3>writing
So what story are we giving?We mined into an ancient evil aliens tomb who was too much for the miners?Of course the alien is the stinger not us.Buy some tough guys with guns like you should be able to handle it
>>42965138Your Talons and Stingers crowd into the side rooms along with yourself. Your minions move to the drone control room and have them blink and whirr to life, hovering into place then idling on the ground.The living are sweating nervously as they wait, Jor most of all as he paces just by the open door. Your thralls on lookout watch as the large transport makes its way up the path and slowly crests to a stop on grass next to the shuttle. The Osjiic disembark from the transport, the driver staying with it as the other five, including the one that burned with the Void at their core moved to the mine where Jor scurries out.The troopers wore the same concealing armor as the ones you saw at the dropships but only two of them carried their heavy rifles, the others toting weapons half the size but with large magazines. The one channeling the void carried no weapon, their armor splashed with black paint in twisting knots.Jor meekly bows his head before the Osjiic that approaches and looms over him, "W-what can I do for you?" he stuttersThe Osjiic relaxes their grip on their weapon as they growl down at the meek human, "We are looking for a sensor outpost to set up a watch for pirates. Your mine should be sufficient," Jor glances up briefly and sees the crates loaded up on the transport.He nods and motions, "I, uh, sure sure! Do, do you want to look at the mine? We could," he pauses to lick his suddenly dry lips as the Osjiic snorts derisively as the human continues, feeling the shard pulse in his chest, "We had a small accident, digger and some miners fell into a cavern," the trooper looks ready to ignore him but he pushes on, "They're ruins or something, our miners never came back up alive," he says using half-truths>cont
>>42965396The alien soldier snorts and turns to mutter over private channels with the others. Several shrug and the trooper turns back, "Alright, we'll take a quick look at this ruin of yours but if this is a prank or trick, you will not return either." They turn to the others and motion to several.Four of the Osjiic move to follow Jor, including the one that burned with the void while the driver and one other stayed with the transport, unloading the crates.Jor motions to the skiff they used to travel the mines and the Osjiic scoff, their forms much too large to fit. Instead they motion to Jor to start walking and he gulps, glancing too long at the maintenance room where you waited with your troops.The soldier glances at the door and grunts, pointing. One of the troopers peels away and Jor pales visibly, jumping forward, "Don'-" is all he is able to say before the trooper punches him out with barely an effort then motions to his soldiers.You give them no time to discuss and before the trooper could open the large doors that lead to your hiding place several drones lift into the air and dart with surprising speed to crash into the troopers.They shout in surprise, turning their guns on the machines but leaving their backs to you as the doors burst open and your troops burst forth.Talons scream as they leap over each other and scramble across the armor of the Osjiic, tearing and clawing. Stingers move out and with hisses of pressurized launch their bolts at the enemies. Two of the Osjiic lose their guns, reeled out of their grasp as they struggled against the Talons swarming them.Your four Talons outside screech as well, leaping from above to land on the two outside. Several Talons inside and out are pulverized by the large metal slugs but to your relief they bring down the three armed troopers inside, yanking away parts of their armor to slash at exposed gray flesh, even a helmet yanked away and their throat torn out.>cont(sorry for lengthy posts)
>>42965596Stingers drag at least one of the troops down as Talons swarm them but keeping them alive. Your Talons outside have less luck as three or crushed or broken. You send several of your Stingers and Talons outside to deal with them.Your last remaining Talon impressing you as it managed to dodge gunfire, darting under the transport and leaping up the other side to swipe the radio from its hand before it managed to get a distress call out. Your forces burst from the mine, hiding behind the Stinger shields as bullets pound against them. Talons darting out to swarm over the remaining two, their claws soon running with black oily blood.You yourself step from the room and glance at the carnage. Several Talons and a Stinger lay crumpled but possibly salvageable. Two of the Osjiic lay dead and a third struggles against the sting whip barbs and talons embedded in their flesh and pinning them down.Looking further down the tunnel you see the still form of Jor and the unarmed trooper, their silhouette shimmering. A pair of Talon dash down the hall but you watch as they are lifted up by an unseen hand and pushed backwards violently.The Osjiic spreads it's stance and a small orb appears between its hands, the light twisting around it before it launches the sphere directly at you. One of your Talons leaps into the way and you watch with surprise as its chest explodes with the force of a grenade.So they had mimicked some of Ghuls tricks after all.>Osjiic troopers subdued or killed>Osjiic Void user is still alive, putting their back to the mine tunnel so your troops can sneak up on it>Lost 8 Talons 1 StingerHow do you deal with this last warrior?
>>42965820Can we eat its soul?
>>42965820Pin him in then drain them of their life essence. We'll need a second calrdron and more chemicals after this.
>>42965820Capture him alive for interrogation
>>42965887You can definitely try to drain him
>>42965820Ask if he serves Ghuls
10 talons and 9 stingers left right?We can use our dead minions to make more though right? Maybe not 1:1 but say be like 3/4ths?
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>42965922Ok thenFirst>>42965936Then he said noEat his soul... Wait, is the void poison to us?
>>42965887We need to find where he got that power from.Ghuls might be alive
>>42965964No eating his soul.We need him alive and sharded. Someone has to report back and a spy is useful
>>42965976But in what form and would he still be loyal to us? alliances made from hate do not last
>>42966003Are we strong enough for that? We have not eaten any more souls and we are strained as it is
>>42966014We don't know. That's why we need to interrogate him.
>>42966003I would prefer to kill him after an interrogation, I'm sure his corpse will unlock some interesting stuff for our cauldron.
>>42966032Agreed. We need to drain these soldiers for every drop they have.
>>42966068No we dont. That's a sure fire way to get even more people to come investigate.We already lost a lot of forces and we have no cauldron to make more.Another larger fight is not something we can afford. Even if it means eating some miner souls
>>42965922Ok firstly speak to him and ask about Ghul then>Drain him deador>Enslave himChoose please
>>42966147WHAT I WANT TO KNOWis can we reanimate the voidy guy as a powerful undead with his powers? Sort of make our own Ghul lieutenant?
>>42966147>>Drain him dead
>>42966147If we can enslave him then do so
>>42966147Drain him, we can reanimate him later.
>>42966176Dude, why would we WANT to reanimate him when we could toss his corpse into the soup and create a superior minion in every way?
>>42966131We will die if we have no power because we mind control everyone without absorbing any more power. Do you want this quest to end?
>>42966207We don't even fucking have a working cauldron
>>42966216We will die if we have 50 armed mercenaries storm us after their people don't return Do you want this quest to end? Eat some of our living miner souls if we need to
>>42966147Eat the souls of 2 of the living we have THEN enslave this guy
>>42966176Unique/powerful individuals can lead to so powerful minions yes>>42966147Looking like Enslave himRoll me 2d100
Rolled 84, 16 = 100 (2d100)>>42966331We can transform him later
Rolled 10, 2 = 12 (2d100)>>42966331First do this>>42966294We will need the power there would would give us Then enslave him
Rolled 64, 49 = 113 (2d100)>>42966331
Rolled 1, 9 = 10 (2d100)>>42966331
Rolled 3, 12 = 15 (2d100)>>42966331Eat an enslaved human soul if we need the power
Rolled 65, 57 = 122 (2d100)>>42966331
Rolled 1, 93 = 94 (2d100)>>42966331Dude you almost killed us.
>>42966400I vote eat the miners (not jor yet)For bonus points.We can do that right? Some kind of enslaved soul eating bonus for important roll system?
>>42966401>>42966415I've never been so relieved that GraveCM only takes the first three rolls.
>>42966401>>42966415Well we fucked up.
>>42966440It's a blessing and a curse
At least we're not rolling d20s
>>42966500I don't understand if that's a good or bad face.I'm assuming bad
>>42966500But...but the really bad rolls aren't the first 3
>>42966500This void powered soldier was too valuable to kill just yet, you decide. You needed some inside contact to the Osjiic and answers to the questions you have about Ghul and his stolen power.Your own power you can feel waning from the recent creation of your forces, the Cauldrons creation and the enslavement of the miners. You glance down at the struggling Osjiic and clack your jaws, skeletal face giving the gray-skinned alien a rictus grin. You drop down and grab the face of the alien, feeling it's life-energy flow into you. You feel yourself grow more robust before the light even left those black eyes, a fine feast indeed.Standing you look back to the Osjiic who was collecting another ball of destructive force in their palms but larger this time. You can feel the desperation roll off of them after seeing their comrade's life sucking from them by a skeleton in ancient armor. The tunnel rumbles with the energy of the sphere but you quickly pull the simple slug-pistol from your armor and channel your necrotic energy into the gun, the metal rusting as you pull the trigger.The bullet cursed with blighted energy tears into the Osjiics leg and it loses its control over the orb, flinging it into the wall next to it. It explodes and the soldier disappears in a wall of dust and rubble. You feel the tunnel quake, tossing aside the corroded and useless weapon as Talons and Stingers rush past you before the dust clears.They dig into the rubble and find the unconscious soldier and drag him free. His armor shattered in his leg you can feel the necrosis setting in. You could stop the process but first you lean down, snapping a large shard of your armor off. You channel your energies and inscribe it with the dread language of the Wormstar before pulling his helmet away and jam the shard into their neck with a sizzle. You note their face is warped and monstrous compared to the others, fangs unable to fit in their mouth.>cont
>>42966519So are we going with 84 49 84:16 or 64:49
>>42966732You step back as a Talon brings to attention the limp Jor. They still breathed but were slowly choking on blood from a punctured lung sustained from the blast. You feel with your new energy from the robust meal of the Osjiic you could heal him but you could just as easily drain him.As you consider this your Talons drag the two Osjiic soldiers inside as the others pile the dead Osjiic and Talons by the inert Cauldron for remaking and recycling. They drag the two to you and you stoop down, draining the very last of their life-energy as they struggled to hold onto life as they bled out.>Drain Joror>Heal Jor
>>42966735We take the best 3 numbers of the first 3 to roll
>>42966519>>42966518The Void Osjiic crit-fumbled with a 1 and 20 for their rolls
>>42966815Drain him, his usefulness has run it's course.
>>42966815>Heal JorOne miner representative needs to be alive, he's a good source of information. Better than our new pirate slave would be.
>>42966815Heal him, he is useful for now
>>42966815Heal him, we need a miner representative
>>42966815Kneeling down by Jor you place a hand on his chest over the shard embedded in his skin. You channel your own energy into him and after several moments he starts to cough up the blood lodged in his lungs but soon he is breathing freely. A pair of Talons heft him up and carry him to the other captives that await in barely constrained panic.You can not even remember the last time you had used your powers to prolong the life of the living. Inspecting your hands were muscles and chitin skin started to grow you hear a grunt from the Osjiic. Looking over you watch as he shakily gets to his feet and touches the shard in his neck but a bolt of pain makes him shout, a ripple of void energy rippling across his form.The soldier looks to you and growls but at a wave of your hand he snarls in pain and collapses to his knees, twitching in pain before you release the pain tearing through him. Panting he grumbles in his species coarse language but through the shard you have no problem understanding him, "What are you..."Clacking your jaws you pat the smooth head of your newest servant, "You can call me Lord Jadyk. Tell me your name, please,"The soldier looks up at you with what you can only assume is confusion and disgust but a twinge through the shard and he growls before answering, "Voidsinger of Prideful Bastion. Voidsingers are given no names, we earn them only in our Deathwatch.">You can ask your new Voidsinger whatever you may wish
>>42967082You use the power of Ghuls. How? What became of him?
>>42967082Is Ghul alive? If not where did you get his power?How many of your men have come?Any more voidsingers here?
>>42964515this sounds neat. Something new to watch while I wait for hive quest to return. OP ill read the previous entires but please tell me what kind of sci fi are we looking at? super advanced everywhere? Is it like warhammer 40k with magic and nanaomachines being things in the same time period yet there being a huge gap in techs between sectors? How alien are we?
>>42967082"Where is Ghul and the rest of the undead Armada"
>>42967251It's partly inspired by destiny. We are the the not taken king
>>42967082Ask about Wormstar.
>>42967082Tapping your fingers together in thought you pace in front of him, turning to him to ask, "How many of your are here?"He struggles to not answer but your twist the shard and he hisses, "A squad of thirty," he answers and you nod. Twenty-four left to go."Are there any more Voidsingers?""Just one other. They are close to joining the Deathwatch, their Void burns them," they say, still trying to resist."Your Void powers. These belonged to Ghul the Voidknight, servant of the Black Flames. How did your people come to possess them?" YOu ask abruptlyThe Voidsinger blinks in confusion, "How do you know that name? That name... it haunts every Voidsinger... we keep it from the others..." the Osjiic looks up at you with surprise and distrust.You stop your pacing and look down at him, "Does he still exist?"They shake their head, "He has been dead for eons, longer than the Empire existed. A demigod came from the stars as our kind were primitives. They sought to claim us for their army but our heroes slew the Voidknight and his legions, stealing his power to lift our mighty race to conquer the stars as his successor and better," he says, repeating the legend.This was regrettable news. You hope somewhere that Ghuls will may yet exist in the cosmos. Tapping your boney chin you nod, "An interesting story. Do the names the Necrotic Armada, the Undying Court, or the Wormstar mean anything to you?"The Voidsinger slowly shakes their head, "Vaguely. The Necrotic Armada was destroyed by our fledgling Empire and the Alliance of Planets. Those other names are vaguely mentioned in the record but they are considered myths.""Myths start off as truth," you say offhandedly as you mull over this news>Any other questions?>You can still loot the bodies and the TransportRoll me 1d100 for looting
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>42967530Lootables
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>42967530Tell me about your fellow voidsinger
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>42967530How would you like to know you're standing in front of a lord of the Necromatic Armada? Where is your homeworld and places of import in your empire?
>>42967251Funny, I started running to get over the withdrawal of HQQLike >>42967317 said this is heavily influenced by Destiny being that we play as an ancient Lich that was part of an undead armada.Lot's of influences I guess. Heavy Metal, Star Wars, HQQ, Destiny, Pulp Sci-fi.I don't know nearly enough about the physics and sciences of space travel to run a hard sci-fi setting so it's it's kinda fantasy sci-fo
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>42967530Fuck our rolls
>>42967565>>42967572>>42967580Well at least we're not in the middle of a fight
>>42967565>>42967572>>42967580I... Wow. We ain't finding shit. This is a fail but can we try again or is it a one time opportunity?
So.Collect the singers to resurrect Ghuls as our general?
>>42967661I'm thinking more along the bound is his very burning soul and with enough undead void singers we can make him physical again
>>42967688Ghuls is probably too powerful to bind.We should seek out wormstar and steal his power for ourselves, that way we can deal with Ghuls if he tries anything but still have most of our power freed up.I think he'd be grateful enough to be revived that hd wouldn't turn on us, but we can see how this plays out and decide laterDefinitely consuming wormy though
>>42967530As your Talons pick over the bodies and transport you are disappointed by the lack of loot. All they had was a portable sensor station loaded up in the crates you may get some use out of. Their weapons were damaged as the Stingers wrenched them out of their grasp but they find several that could still work along with a startling amount of ammo. The transport could be of some use as well.>Gained 1 Heavy Rifle, 2 Drum-Carbines (too heavy for human or Talon use), buuuunch of ammo, hover transport, sensor tower"The Necrotic Army is not dead. I survived and shall reforge it under by banner. You may yet see it come to fruition. I am Jadyk of the dread sun Wormstar," the Osjiic didn't quite grasp the severity of your title but he knew enough to be cowed, bowing his head. You continue, "Tell me of the other Voidsinger. You said he burns?"They nod, "The Void is a flame and a pit that consumes each Voidsinger until all that is left is the flame and a shell of our being," he reaches up to his armor and you almost stop him but you feel no aggression from him. He unbuckles the chest piece and it falls away to reveal the core of his power.A small ball of flame that wasn't just black but empty as a hole in reality churns behind his ribcage where a heart once beat. You can see through the bones his organs that are slowly consumed by the flame, his skin blasted away. He closes the armor, "We become the Dead and our Watch begins. Voidsingers that are consumed fully become part of the Emperors Deathwatch, our most powerful of legions and finally granted a name."
>inquire about their cargo, they might have materials that could help create a new cauldron or upgrade our current one
>>42967818"Would you be able to convince your former comrades to fork over some much needed supplies? We seem to have hit a wall here and you could be just what we needed," you say as a sudden thought strikes you.The Osjiic looks up at you then shakes his head, pointing to where the Osjiic you'd drained and fallen, "They would've been able to," you sense a certain amount of smug satisfaction at being able to deny you somewhat but you clack your jaw.A group of Talons drag out the commander, replacing the damaged armor with salvaged bits but leaving them unharmed. You snap off a long sliver of your armor and channel your power into it, using some of the corpses very own life force to empower the sliver as it slides into their neck. The helm replaced you turn back to the Voidsinger"Tell me about your cargo," you ask, the soldier breaking his gaze from his deceased comrade to look back up at you"Weapons, armor, rations. Three dropships, sentry drones. Parts for ship and weapon repair. We expected to use mostly the colony's... resources..." they trail off, watching as their dead commander lumbers to their feet and is handed a drum carbine by a pair of Talons hefting the weapon. The zombie stands at the ready behind you, almost impossible to tell they were infact an undead monstrosity.>Send the Voidsinger and Zombie back to retrieve supplies?
>>42968019Would they be able to pass off as alive?How life like are our zombies?
>>42968019>See if we can draw in another patrol, this time keep their commander alive, and drain the rest, we need to build our strength.
>>42968019Wait. So they're part of a fleet?Would the fleet come looking for its soldiers?Should we reanimate them and stow away secretly on the ship, keeping the captain and singers alive while our zombies go about the usual duties?We can pillage planets we get sent to and slowly take over the fleet until we have enough to destroy the flagship and go out on our own
>>42968090They can't speak no but can move like a normal person since they were reanimated while "fresh".You have a radio on the transport and in the mine and can use it to request that the Osjiic bring supplies to the Mine
>>42968144Your undead don't act like a zombie plague. You alone have the power to reanimate the dead either through an empowered chitin sliver or in a Cauldron. You can have other beings and servants use the cauldrons and throw in bodies and materials automatically to create more of your soldiers but they would not be able to pull off an infiltration of that size.You could send enslaved minions but you are unsure of how far your bond would reach and you may lose control over them.
>>42968146I should not that beyond the sensor tower and the weapons they did not bring much in the way of supplies.A quick confirmation with the Voidsinger and he says they were to radio back once they had found a suitable place to set up their camp and they would send with the supplies. They had other areas planned if the mine ended up being subpar to their needs.
>>42968184They aren't real zombies I know, but it's easy to call them zombies.For now, we should focus on getting a cauldron.Get voidsinger to request materials for a new cauldron, then start turning the dead into minions. Send one in with a gun and ammo and all of his armor to see if we can't get a stronger minion
>>42968245Have the voidsong tell the ship that there was a cave in, the rest of the team is cut off but not harmed, it's not that bad but we need some chemicals (the ones we need for the caldron) to fix the mining equipment to get them out.Also lets make a better cauldron or upgrade the one we have now
>>42968306Yeah have them send the supplies with an addition of the cauldron brew for the miners to shut them up.Build a bigger better cauldron for sure. I wanna see what we get when we use Osjiics. We should probably have the talons hunt more of those alien goats
>>42968351This. Be shore to emphasize that the cave in is not that bad and can easily be fix once we get the chemicals, we don't need any more people right now
>>42968019Have the Voidsinger call to base requesting the supplies using the story of a cave-in, start the construction of a larger cauldronRoll me 2d100
Rolled 57, 65 = 122 (2d100)>>42968436Comon
Rolled 71, 57 = 128 (2d100)>>42968436You know what, let's push our luck, have them send a LOT of the chems
Rolled 5, 96 = 101 (2d100)>>42968436
Rolled 46, 12 = 58 (2d100)>>42968436Rollin
>>42968436You command the Voidsinger to prepare themselves and to call back for the supply run. Telling them to make sure they send along the chemicals needed for the Cauldron. You help him spin a tale about an unlucky cave-in involving a broken mining machine.As you speak with him your tow humans and kesh emerge at your commands, fixing drones that were damaged in the skirmish and sending the others to start carving stone and welding metal for the cauldron.The Voidsinger returns to the transport and sets up the sensor tower, hooking it up and letting it spin up and getting a reading on the valley and mountain range. You believe this would come to be useful.Moving to the radio they sit for several minutes as they compose themselves, the silent zombie standing nearby with their weapon. Finally they reach for the device and call in, repeating a code and delivering the story.There is a moment where he almost loses his cool as they say they would send another group but your minion manages to calm them down, saying the cave-in was minor and no issue beyond some miners getting crushed. They were in no danger but boredom while trapped.He waits nervously at the silence that seems to stretch on before a confirmation is barked across the radio. They say to expect one of the colonies automated shuttles shortly. Another relief.Satisfied you have the Voidsinger stand at the sensor tower and explain its function to you through a Talon. An hour later as the sun started to set you see a blip on the screen of the sensor, showing a shuttle heading their way.The shuttle lands and you have the Voidsinger and your living humans unload the supplies to avoid the gaze of the cameras at the front of the shuttle. The crates and barrels unloaded the shuttle takes off and returns to the colony.
>>42968688Allright, with the material and manpower we have how good of a cauldron can we make? Also see if voidsong can infuses the cauldron with void energy, might have some fun effects
>>42968688With this new cauldron can we make it so that is lasts longer before needing a recharge? And what can we do to make it better?
We should move our location and make it look like bandits raided the place, we can only keep this ruse up for so long.
>>42968688The drones and humans work long into the night, tearing down the old cauldron and starting to rebuild it on a larger scale in a room deeper in the mine. A blank but large room where they'd mined a vein of ore, the shape of the Cauldron rearing up. Stone and metal are carved with care unlike the first made out of necessity. Runes and sigils in the language of the Wormstar carved by the steady claws of the Talons.The chemical brew is pour into the pit, a bound cliff-jumper struggling against the plastic bonds, shrieking and squealing in terror as the acids burn into it. Your Talons and Stingers surround the Cauldron pit, chanting with broken voices in a language you doubt had been spoken in centuries. Once again you reach into your armor and break off a rib, casting it into the liquid that starts to churn and boil, turning black.Your fallen you bring forth and dump into the pit and soon four Talons and a reformed Stinger along with a shield emerge from the boiling liquid. You dip your hands into the black fluid as the first of the Osjiic corpses are lowered in with their armor still on.Your living minions you keep holed up in the upper level to keep them from this sight but you feel Jor awaken from his injuries. You sense his confusion then fear as he recoils from the Voidsinger standing in the same room. You note with some amusement how the Voidsinger tells Jor that you had saved his life. Jor sits silently for a long time after that, feeling his emotions twist and thoughts race.Turning back to your work at hand you ponder your newest creation
>>42968688What if we throw a living creature in to a working cauldron? So far all we have done is dead ones
>>42968910Not yet.Keep this singer and use the other singer who's more powerful.
>>42968904Cauldron upgraded>Brew can last indefinitely through the sacrifice of living sentient beings to refuel it>Capable of more complex reconstructions and construction of weapons and armors>Osjiic corpses unlocked the Troll template>Allows the creation of unique undead based on the sacrifice and their powerTrolls are large heavily armored troopers able to wield and fire heavy weaponry that would break the spine of lesser undead. They can be equipped with a ranged weapon that replaces their forearm or be given a melee weapon. They can carry a large shield that provides cover for their allies just as much as they. They can move with surprising speed but only in bursts. If greatly damaged there is a chance they may go berserk and take your full concentration to regain control.Current list of available optionsTroops:>Talons>Stingers>TrollsWeapons:>Melee weapons and shields>Sting Whip>Bone Rifle (Fires a hardened bone bullet, troops able to consume bones in the field to resupply their ammo)>Shardspitter (A rapid-fire short range weapon that fires flechettes of barbed bone)Stingers and Trolls can equip Bone Rifles but Talons can only equip ShardspittersYou have enough Osjiic corpses to make 5 Trolls if you render down the Zombie as wellYou would need to hunt to make more Talons and Stingers
>>42969092Could we make a light flying scout? Perhaps based off of the animals we've caught?
>>42969092Lets make some trolls, send the tallons out to capture more wild life this time keep them alive.
>>42969092Cauldron forged weapons would be able to channel your necrotic energy without falling apart after usage like the pistol did>>42969146You would need to capture/kill something that can fly first to mimic the wing structure.>>42969156It doesn't actually make much difference for the Cauldron whether or not the 'materials' are alive or not. You would be able to drain the energy of whatever living creature is brought to you before casting them into the cauldron though
>>42969092Can we try using something to enhance our chances of hearing the eval stair if it's still out there?>>42969156Vote
>>42969092Could we try to mingle a Stinger and Troll? kinda making a bigger tougher Stingers? otherwise make 4 trolls, two melee, 2 ranged
>>42969223Well we will need all the energy we can get, so bring the animals, and have the talons hunt with getting as much different animals as they can
>>42969239You could equip them with a Sting Whip yes. They could even carry a melee weapon with them but only able to use the hand for one or the other
>>429691562 trolls, one rifle and one meler. We should keep some men for appearances sake, also laborAlso go hunt every kind of wildlife we can. Rabbits, birds, tigers, whatever. We can't go wrong with more templates
>>42969269What if we jumped in to the cauldron with a troll? Could we make ourselves a better body?
>>42969269What would stinger troll and a talon make?
>>42969293>>42969092Seconding this, it certainly wouldn't hurt if we could buff ourselves.
>>42969092make 2 ranged trolls with bone rifles, 1 with melee and a sting whipsend talons to hunt for any useful creatures we can find while it's still dark outside. can we use the sensor tower to track heat signatures?
>>42969269lets give it a whip hand in the left and some claws or a sword in the right. >>42969293I think we would have to eat them to gain anything noticeable from them.>>42969262yeah I agree with this>>42969092are we able to fabricate any explosives or explosive weapons for our minions?
>>42969092>They can carry a large shield that provides cover for their allies just as much as theyIs that by default for both? Could it have two shields and be a mobile fortress with guns mounted on it with a shit ton of talons firing them on him?
>>42969320>>42969293That is a little beyond your capability right now. You will have the chance to reforge yourself in the future but right now you are still too weak.You have done this many times in the past. Jadyk's original form was a foot-long parasitic grub that could control corpses but has held countless new forms over his service to the Wormstar. Sometimes because of damage, other times as upgrades>>42969356They can use shields with a single gun or melee weapon yes. You can have a troll use two shields to provide cover but they would not be able to use a weapon.>>42969354Explosives are beyond the Cauldrons capabilities right now but you believe you will be able to in future.Looking likeCreate 3 or 4 Trolls (2 ranged, 1or2 Melee with sting whips)andSend Talons on a hunting tripRoll me 3d100 (for the hunting)Final vote for troll number and outfitting
Rolled 27, 62, 26 = 115 (3d100)>>42969419
Rolled 46, 43, 98 = 187 (3d100)>>42969419Rolling.
Rolled 87, 95, 72 = 254 (3d100)>>429694192 of each
>>42969419What would that alien Kesh give us? Didn't they have supersensitive hearing or scent ability?
What if we just dumped everything in the pot at once? Would it be one super zombie?
>>42969485Boom(probably)>>42969452You would have to sacrifice him to find out
>>42969499Then lets do it into the pot he goes.
>>42969419could we apply some kind of acid or toxin into the stinger barbs? Can we use any of the void energy that the osijic has power for anything other then blowing stuff up? Ask the poor sod what all he can do with it too if we still can.
>>42969514I wonder what kind of new horrors we can create with that.>>42969499so what your saying is we need to make a secondary cauldron for experimenting with !!!Fun!!! ?
>>42969514Should we mix him with talon for a scouts speed and super smell? Or just the kesh?
>>42969563Just the Kesh. We can find another to experiment with later.
>>42969452>>42969499>>42969590You keep saying kesh and alien kesh and it's making me wonder what alien kush would be like. GraveQM, what is alien kush like?
>>42969419You step back and wring your hands to clean them of the thick fluid. Several minutes later and your newest creations emerge. Four densely muscled undead stand just slightly taller than you at almost eight feel tall. They were eyeless like the rest of your soldiers but their heads were angular and predatory, jaws splitting open to reveal thick plates of sharpened bone that look more like blades than teeth. Two of them had their right forearm replaced with a heavy Bone Rifle, the other two with the thickened forearm of a Sting Whip. You forge for each of them a heavy shield and they attack it to their arms and await your orders.You would have to make them some weapons but for now your send your Talons out into the Valley to hunt. They spring out, spreading to cover as wide an area as possible. Following soon after is the zombie osjiic stiffly piloting their transport. The Voidsinger is commanded to use the sensor tower to locate any sizable groups of body heat and you relay the locations through to the Talons.Talons pounce and capture unsuspecting creatures and dragging them back to the transport where Stingers and Talons subdue the capture beasts before they bring them back to you.Draining them for their energy before they're placed in piles awaiting reconstruction the pattern repeats.You are once again impressed by the skill of your Talons at hunting and they bring in a bounty of wildlife for the Cauldrons.Several piles of cliff-jumpers, a pair of harpoon beasts, a trio of the herd beasts that the colony raises for food, several bird-like creatures taken from their nests and the last new samples you find quite interesting.>Cont
>>42969673Probably super damp
>>42969673To die for
>>42969686The small bird creatures would be enough to devise a small non-combat creature but your Talons managed to find a corpse of a strange repto-avian and a living one, possibly its grieving mate, nearby. Nearly waist high to a human when they walked on their middle pair of limbs, the other four formed into wings that you suspect the creature used to sail on the wind. Four feet long from the horizontal splitting maw to the long finned tail. The wings were powerful but seemed mostly used for gliding and diving.You toss it into the Cauldron along with a cliff-jumper and shortly later two serpentine creatures emerge from the Cauldron and flex their wings.>Gargoyle Template created>One of your smaller creations Gargoyles resemble a narrow segmented snake or spinal column with a pair of strong limbs with sharp talons it stands on and attacks with. Four wings propel the creature at great speeds or allow it to glide high above. This construct also has a first for your undead. A single large eye makes up most of its head, an exaggeration of the powerful eyes the living creature once had. A weak combatant you plan for it to be a reconnaissance and spy unit, enhancing the thermal and electrical sensing organs that run along its body.Sacrifice the Kesh to discover any possible upgrades?>Y/N?What ratio of Talons to Stingers do you want to make with your pile of bodies?What melee weapons would you like to make for the Trolls?
>>42969798Y1 Stinger to 2 talons. Then start focusing on Stingers while our talons hunt1 axr, 1 blunt
>>42969798>YExactly how much do individual Talon and Stinger units cost to produce? And can we design a blade or claw like weapon for our trolls?
>>42969798>Y>I'm so sorry, but your position is no longer beneficial for us, we're going to have to change your state of being. *kick
>>42969864Now that we're getting into bigger numbers I should come up with a resource system. Gonna develop one in time for the next thread but for now I'm being vague to help start off the quest.
>>42969864A claw is a bad choice. We should make use of his size with clubs and hammers.Give blades and claws to smaller more agile creatures
>>42969906Blunt weapons have their uses, but are limited in their applications and comparitvely unwieldy. When I said bladed weapon I was thinking of a massive fuckoff cleaver or axe type of thing that are sturdy enough to smash armor while sharp enough to cleave through flesh. Giving most of our trolls such weapons would give them more battlefield capability than equipping them all with hammers.
>>42969996What this anon said.
After we take out the rest of these soldiers should we massacre the village and move worlds?
>>42969798Y.I'd say make a Stinger for every two or three Talons we make, but keep hunting for more 'materials'.As for weapons, I vote give one an axe and the other a massive club or mace. When we get more stick with probably a 1:4 ratio of axes to clubs, because axes are generally more useful.
>>42969798The other minions look up in surprise as the Kesh alien stands up with a protesting chirp. It looks back at it's companions with a pleading eye but they are unable to resist your call.They move past the Stingers and Trolls standing guard as it enters the Cauldron room. You are busy slowly pulling out a chitin, bone and metal maul for one of the trolls, the flanged head hardening and darkening to a dull stone gray. The Troll hefts the weapon over its shoulder and joins its twin carrying a heavy ax that looked more like a slab of thick metal.Several Gargoyles slink around, staring at the Kesh as it waits your attention. Finally you stand and turn to meet it's cyclopean gaze, the facial plates flexing in terror as you pat it's shoulder comfortingly, "I am very sorry for this, my friend, but you are of more use to me in another state of existence," you tenderly pat its cheek as it quivers in fear, "Your sacrifice will be a boon for my new Necrotic Armada."You wonder if you're getting soft but you make it painless for the alien as you drain it's life energy and it topples backwards into the Cauldron with a soft plop.You dip your hands inside once more and feel what the Kesh may provide you.The Kesh evolved as an apex predator in their arboreal homeworld, their large single eye a powerful organ allowing them to see in low-light or even complete darkness with thermal vision. They also possessed powerful sense of smell they used to hunt and track their prey and search for fruits. Modern day Kesh are typically hired as trackers and hunters, occasionally joining police, military, or rarely mining forces due to their powerful senses.>Adaptation gained>Cyclopean Gaze: enhanced vision and chemical receptors provides bonus to vision and tracking>Gargoyles and hunting Talons would benefit the mostUpgrade Gargoyles with Cyclopean Gaze?
Is there an option to add weapons to the bone rifles for the Trolls? Like bigass bayonets?
>>42970153Both.What's the cost?
>>42970153Yep, most definitely.
>>42970153Just to be clear here>>42970187 I vote to upgrade our gargoyles but NOT our talons, unless it's free. This is a specialist upgrade ill suited for our most basic cheep unit.
>>42970229On the other hand wouldn't our most common unit get the best out of it.Think about how much more effective hunting would be.Now that we have ogres we can get them to zerg from behind too.
>>42970255We can send a gargoyle on the hunting trips if it's too expensive to upgrade talons.
>>42970153With your new knowledge of the Kesh you have the Gargoyles dive back into the liquid and they emerge, their eyes flashing as they catch what little light there is in the room. You create several more of them and they scurry down the tunnels before launching themselves from the cliffs to sail on the winds in the lightening skies.You look through their eyes and are amazed at what they can see, telescoping to watch Talons dragging the last of their catches home. You have them start patrols in the air and perching on mountains to keep watch. With them and the sensor tower you are confident you'll see a threat long before they can get to you.Your Talons come in for the day as the sun peeks over the horizon and start to drag corpses into the Cauldron. Drones hover overhead carrying loads of gravel and ore to dump into the Cauldrons churning surface.Talons and Stingers crawl from the Cauldron, several of the Stingers emerging with heavy shields. They file into the mine tunnels and stand waiting their first orders as their numbers swell.By the time the last crawl from the Cauldron pit you feel tired but satisfied. You energy is stronger than it ever has been and your numbers are growing nicely.New Troops totals:>Talons: 30>Stingers: 18>Gargoyles: 6>Trolls: 4 (two ranged, two melee)>Enslaved Minions: 3 Human miners, 1 Osjiic Voidsinger
These ogres are going to make dealing with the rest of the soldiers easy.Get them in a hall and put on each side and have both ogres unload.We should consider getting bombs for gargoyles too
>>42970267>>42970255>>42970229>>42970177The upgrade would make a Talon more physically frail but they would provide an ambient bonus to surrounding Talons since they have a weak group consciousness that shares information during battle. It's how they are so effective at hunting and swarming attacks and this would provide a bonus to that.In time you can combine it with other adaptations you discover to create more unique and niche types of undead to fill specialist roleslike I said, I'm getting a lot of my inspiration from HQQ>>42970167I actually forgot to mention that, Bone Rifles do have a metal bayonet at the end for when they do need to get close and dirty>>42970297You also have the Osjiic Zombie in your troops as wellBut that's it for this thread today. I hope folks enjoyed and I hope to see you Saturday when I run next.I'll stay and answer a few questions before I turn in if people have any. I was wondering if ask.fm might be a thing people would interested if I made one
>>42970372Oh yeah thread is Archived, please make sure you vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+stars
>>42970372So could we get some kind of minion sacrifice system where we can get a soul bonus to rolls for sacrificing living minions for power to that roll?Or some kind of mana system that adds bonus on our rolls based on our mana, which gets lower based on how much mana is going towards keeping living minions shackled to our will?But after being shackled long enough they become a natural extension of our will and cease a mana cost as their minds are completely in synch with ours
>>42970372neat thanks for running , we should work on getting some toxins and acids, then from there explosions. Every good undead army needs exploding toxin filled suicide minions.
>>42970448That's one of the things I'm going to work on tomorrow after work and before thread on Saturday.But yes, you get a bonus if you've sacrificed/drained a living sentient before an action since their energy/soul is still "fresh">>42970492I have some ideas brewing already
>>42970404Thanks for running! It was a ton of funThis might even be better than ghouls...
>>42970492Implant them into our talons so they release poison on death. And drop bombs with gargoyles.Toxic bite/scratch would be good tooBetter yet knockout gas. I bet they have knockout gas grenades
>>42970520Speaking of ghouls....I think they're lost forever. archive.moe is gone. Just gone and shut down, everything lost so unless there's some other archival place out there I don't know what to do ):
>>42970549Nah, you're fine. http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/search/username/jyoti/type/op/Theres multiple archives.
>>42970595Oh dangthanks mang
>>42970620Oh rightThanks for running
>>42970517If souls are a thing in this setting we need to make pic related as a captain for us or a special unit type
>>42970620You're welcome man. Heres another one, though it looks kinda jankyhttps://warosu.org/tg/?task=search2&ghost=&search_text=&search_subject=&search_username=jyoti&search_tripcode=&search_email=&search_filename=&search_datefrom=&search_dateto=&search_op=op&search_del=dontcare&search_int=dontcare&search_ord=new&search_capcode=all&search_res=post
>>42970372As always jyoti I enjoyed the thread immensely. You are doing a great job my friend.
>>42970652We should definitely sacrifice both singers together to make a rediculously powerfull minionOr should we take the void power our selves?Or revive ghuls?Maybe void power will become an upgrade resource
>>42970695I want our undead shooting void powered bulletsbut yeah we should sacrifice the both at once to create an undead lieutenant. I think graveQM was waiting for us to make the singer into one already
>>42970747It's too early to sacrifice ours right now.Look at all the information we got out of himWe should find out how singers even get the void power though, if we can capture that source then it'd be a great boon to us
>>42970695>>42970747>>42970769Yeah, but if we devour both together, we'll get a massive upgrade and probably be able to make void using minions. It's a natural choice.
>>42972857cant we just....consume hte knowledge straight from their brains? I mean fuck we already can eat them to gain their powers and enslave them and we can know their speech...so why cant we eat their knowledge through enslavement?
>>42975204Eating memories was more of an Akka-tor trick.Shard enslavement works wonders for interrogation since you can inflict body wide pain on a target at will. You can also sense their emotions through the shard to judge the validity of their confession