No longer bound to a single world you reach your grasp out to new stars. Your newly crafted general Predator Nekris commands the first of your FTL-powered ships, exploring a nearby star.Think Tanks pulse with increased power and knowledge, the Cauldron-born soldiers moving with a grace and cohesion they had lacked before. The wrecks of the former Osjiic and Dagger fleets are converted with increasing speed and efficiency, the first group of Corvettes and Frigates lifting off the surface of the moon as their shields glimmer into being.Your living enslaved work and toil on Horizon's Drop, former warriors reduced to farmers, ranchers, miners and hunters to fuel your conquest. Loyal subjects are already emerging among their ranks. Jor, the very first being you subjugated upon your release, was a valuable asset at keeping the populace motivated and in order. The nameless Voidsinger, who's heart of ultraviolet flames consumes him a little more each day, has come to see you as a worthy leader and commander after growing discontent with the Osjiic Empires rule.Even among the the original colonists your power has impressed and awed a number of the population. Despite the drastic change in leadership their life has remained mostly unchanged if a little busier than before. The Osjiic and Dagger were being slightly more resistant to your charms, the metal spikes weighing heavy in their bodies with their loss still fresh.It is time for you to make your claim on this universe.You are Jadyk the Conquering Worm and the Galaxy will fear, may even worship you in time.
>>43934165Welcome back folks, sorry for the delayPastebin with troop and item costs and important info: http://pastebin.com/65QxupPvPastebin with ship builder and weapon costs: http://pastebin.com/Na4Gfd8WMake sure to follow my twitter where I announce the threads: https://twitter.com/CeroTheNullAlso archive of previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsAsk.fm: http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuestStockpile:>21195B (65 Catoblepas: 1950B daily, 10 Herds: 190B daily, Polar hunting outposts: 150B 10 Kelp Vats: 200B)>14958M (65 Diggers: 1300M daily, Miners: 220M daily, Lunar Mine: 70M Daily, Scorched planet mining outpost)Troop Totals:>Voidknight Disciples: 2>Talons: 206 (100 with Necroflensers, 106 w/ Sting Whips)>Cyclops: 20 (All venomous)>Stingers: 108 (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Bone Repeaters)>Gargoyles: 20 (10 Smoke, 10 Explosive)>Trolls: 74 (all ranged, 10 Jumppack)>35 Crit Crawls (35 Zapper)>57 Think Tanks>25 Cauldrons>15 AA Towers>5 Advanced AA Towers (3 moon, 2 planet)Enslaved Minions:>Jor (loyal)>110 Osjiic Crew members>225 Dagger Pirate members of various races (Mostly Netu>Human>Vorh>Kesh)>30 Colonists (includes miners and ranchers)>1 Osjiic Voidsinger (loyal)>1 Stonestar>1 Plainsrunner Osogo (Not truly enslaved, in mental contact)Vehicles/Ships:>12 Chariots>27 Coffins>165 Nails (85 Needle, 80 Sting)>10 Corvette>6 Frigates>1 Light CruiserCompleted Research>Stonestar Dissection>Beached Corpse Dissection>Ship Fuel Harvesting/Refining ResearchCurrent Research>Void Drive: Slow>Crystal Tech: Slow>Monolith remains: Medium: Medium>Void Weaponry: Slow>Caustic Weapon: MediumResearchable Items:>Netu Clansword: Fast>Dagger Powersuit: MediumConverting Osjiic and Dagger ships: Medium>1 Heavy Cruiser >3 Light Cruisers>6 Frigates>6 CorvettesWorking Dagger ships:>1 Clanship Battlecruiser
>>43934191Completed Research:>Stonestar Dissection: The strange creatures you've dubbed the Stonestars, they have no true name for themselves, referring only to their clan names and titles, are strange creatures. Five-limbs arranged radially around a central body, the stonestars brains are partially distributed throughout the limbs with the main hub of the body devoted to its digestive system and other internal organs. Their bodies are mildy caustic naturally and they appear to use that to create armor and camouflage for themselves out of volcanic rocks. The corpses you studied show signs of vivisections and surgery scars, several of their limbs containing long obsidian carved blades, a trio of stingers much like your Sting Whip, and at least one of them had a large acid gland at the base of one limb.>Beached corpse dissection: This strange marine creature is quite large, stretching nearly 30meters from tentacle to flat tail. It's hide is made up of dense hide and blubber, its body showing many scars both old and new. It's underbelly was a mass of undulating flippers it used to move in nearly any direction in the water while its tail was used for speed and travel. It's face contains a mass of tentacles and cilia covered tendrils surrounding a circular maw filled with grinding teeth. With no eyes to speak of it appeared to communicate and visualize its surroundings with electroreceptors and an organ that could produce and receive sonar signals. It's tendrils would snatch small fish or eels to eat or draw in large amounts of the fast-growing kelp.>Ship Fuel Harvesting/Refining: By repairing and studying the two smaller refueling and processing stations on the gas giants moons your Think Tanks can now create refueling plants with their own harvesting drones to collect the gases from gas giants used to fuel FTL engines.
>>43934228Gained:>Cluster Sting Whip: Similar to your original Sting Whips, the cluster version has three smaller and weaker strength barbs. Instead of a grappling or disarming weapon the barbs of the cluster sting whip are hollow can deliver a toxic payload from the venom or acid gland at the root of the organ. Cost: The venom or acid glands cost>Sonar: By adding a special organ to a units neck and chest cavity they can now emit and detect sonar signals that are out of the range of hearing of many races. Allows vision in aquatic areas but useless in a vacuum. Cost: 2BYour new Stonestar captive complains of the dry and cold air compared to their humid planet but they follow you around your original Mining base carefully. It's large eyes examine the alien world, the first of its kind that it knew of to leave their world and travel to a new one.Lorgul and Agona work tirelessly, organizing troops and inspecting the installations of weapon mounts thoroughly. They were eager to tend to your warmachine and even more eager to test out their might against a worthy foe.Nekris sits in his chair of bone and muscle as his corvette drifts through the distant system once his ships rejoined. There were still two more world for him to explore in the light of a foreign star.There was much to attend to.What shall you do first?>Create troops>Create ships>Create outposts>Speak to prisoners>Control Nekris exploring rest of system>Explore other Systems>Other
build a capital ship
>>43934713Can't yet.Gotta research them and build larger shipbuilding factories
>>43934254We had a plan from the last thread, can't remember what it was.
>>43934254>>Create outpostsFuel outpost on our system, and a research base on the planet with the ruins.
>>43934938>>43934886I still have the original attempted thread open and yeah, outposts were the winner it seemed:Create Outposts: Fuel and Research OutpostsYou already have two small fueling outposts and are quite sufficient for your upcoming fleet, but you can create a new one in the ruins of the destroyed one in preparation for higher demand. Cost: 200B 150M1)Create Fuel Outpost>Y/N?There is currently a single Think Tank studying the strange crystalline tech and an outpost of research equipment and additional Think Tanks would increase the ease and speed of research. Can then be used to house potentially dangerous research subjects. Cost: 200B 500M2) Create Research Outpost?>Y/N?
>>43934938There it is, also >Create troops Increase Talon count to 400 Increase Stingers to 200 Trolls to 110
>>43934975>Y >Y add >>43934992
>Create troops If we're gunna hope to establish conquer other planets we've gotta boost our numbers a bit.I say 100 Talons (split 50-50 between Necroflensers and Sting whips), 10 cyclops, 25 Stingers, and 26 trolls. Maybe another batch of Think Tanks too, 18 to 'em up to 75.
>>43934975sorry I'm late>Y>Y>>43934992 Sounds good
>>43934975Creating:>Fuel Outpost>Research Outpost>194 Talons (97 Sting Whip, 97 Necroflensers)>92 Stingers>36 TrollsCost: 2262B 1136MCauldrons churn on the surface of the moon, Horizon's Drop and the scorched planet, spitting up a new force of soldiers along with the first parts of the planned outposts being loaded onto newly crafted sub-capitols. Your new ships split up with guards of Nails and Coffins full of troops off to start construction of the outposts. With the gas giant being harvested for fuel with soon to be three plants you are confident your fleet will be well fueled for you eventual conquests. The radiation scorched planet was an ideal place for a research installation, dangerous technology or captives secluded from vital infrastructure where the Think Tanks could word unimpeded.New Stockpile:>18933B (65 Catoblepas: 1950B daily, 10 Herds: 190B daily, Polar hunting outposts: 150B 10 Kelp Vats: 200B)>13822M (65 Diggers: 1300M daily, Miners: 220M daily, Lunar Mine: 70M Daily, Scorched planet mining outpost)Did you wish to control Nekris continuing to explore the star system or turn your attention elsewhere?>Control Nekris>Speak to minions>Contact Plainsrunner>Explore other systems>Other
>>43935456New Troop Totals:>Voidknight Disciples: 2>Talons: 400 (200 w/ Necroflensers, 200 w/ Sting Whips)>Cyclops: 20 (All venomous)>Stingers: 200 (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Bone Repeaters)>Gargoyles: 20 (10 Smoke, 10 Explosive)>Trolls: 110 (all ranged, 10 Jumppack)>35 Crit Crawls (35 Zapper)>57 Think Tanks>25 Cauldrons>15 AA Towers>5 Advanced AA Towers (3 moon, 2 planet)
>>43935535>>43935584Voting for both, let's do Nekris first though.
>>43935456Predator Nekris stands on the bridge of his corvette, looking at the screen of shifting colors and heat displaying the system. Chitin claws tap idly on the hilt of one of his blades, the only sound on the bridge besides the hum and sloshing of the Think Tank pilot.He'd explored the large asteroid belt the remains of an attempted planet along with a former protoplanet core heavy in metal ore and ripe for the harvesting. The supermassive gas giant, almost an aborted star itself, held many moons with one much larger than the others, possibly a rogue planet. There he discovered the bizarre and warlike Stonestars and their tales of the Ahkam visiting them in the search for worshipers. The moon still held many mysteries but now he turns his gaze elsewhere.Two more planets remained unexplored in the light of the yellow star. One on each side of the asteroid belt with the larger of the two further out in the system.Which first?>Inner planet>Outer planet
>>43935629Sounds good to me.
>>43935831The corvettes engines thrum with power as the ship speeds towards the closer of the planets, a gray-brown speck in the distance. Smaller than the inner planet Nekris watches as the sphere grows larger in the view screen until it and its two moons fill the wall.Roll me 1d100 pls, best of first 3
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>43936078
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>43936078
>>43935831We should start covering the planet cleanest to the star with those soler bio cells. And also make an meteor class mining ship. Meteors go in, metal comes out
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>43936078
>>43936109Or a planet cracker class.There is no question as to what we would call a planet cracker mining ship filled with undead. We all know what it's going to be
>>43936078The corvette enters orbit around the planet as the coffins detach and head for the planet as the nails drift around the corvette defensively.The planet had a sparse atmosphere giving it a gray haze and sparse clouds. Dry and mostly barren it held a few short mountain ranges and shallow seas high in chlorine. The air was full of methane, small jets of flame flickering in the crags of some of the short mountains. Even it's metal content seemed sparse, the planet lacking the heavy metal core that most had.Nekris was ready to turn away from the planet when a Coffin flies over a ridge and spots a furrow carved into the brown earth. Following it they quickly discover the back end of a crashed ship, the exposed metal corroded and old.Reconstructed troops drop down from the coffins and start to clear away the dirt and stone. Nearly hidden under the ground was the remains of a frigate sized ship, the age uncertain but the faded scorch marks suggest it had been quite some time since it had made its fateful landing.>Planet unremarkable>Discovered old crashed frigateWhat do?>Begin excavation>Move onto final planet>Other
>>43936493Use one of our new ships to transport a Think Tank with some diggers and troops to dig it upOff to the other planet
>>43936493>>Begin excavationSome of its defenses may still be active.
>>43936493Set up bio soler cells, and an auto cauldron to continuously pump out miners when ever it has the material to do so. We should do the same on most lifeless planets, get them mined out in no time
>>43936493Sitting back in his chair of bone and muscle Nekris taps his claws together as the corvette descends with its nail escorts to the planet below. Reconstructed already hard at work shifting and hauling away the stone and dirt with the coffins drifting above.Roll me 1d100 for excavations best of first 3(really sorry for delays)
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>43936842
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>43936842no worries
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>43936842
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>43936842
>>43936798Can... Can we do that? We would want a think tank there to support, but the idea of an auto cauldron...It can't research at all and only makes one thing, but can make it fast and automatically as long as it has the bio and metal to do so.Set one up on each lifeless chunk of rock with few soler cells to make bio mass, a thinktank and a few miners to get the ball rolling and we are looking as a quadratic growth of mining production
>>43936860>>43936866>>43936869We find a rocksThey fall on usWe die >>43936890This good plan, but they need a pun name... Cavities like with teeth but with planets now
>>43936860>>43936866>>43936869uhh... 3 prime numbers mean we win?
>>43937033No, it means that our ass fucking will be primal
>>43937033>3 primes>9what is 3 times 3, anon?
>>43936842Nekris himself steps from the airlock of the corvette as it drifts to the planet below, the reconstructed hunter plummeting until slowing down just before stepping lightly to the ground with a small billow of dust brushing up around him. The Trolls were busy tugging away a large boulder when he approached and with a creak of their joints they pull it free and it tumbles away, revealing a large hole in the side of the craft.Leaning in the Predator runs a hand along the frayed edge of the hole blatantly made from a missile impact. A Gargoyle slithers into the hole as Talons and Stingers prepare to breach the darkness. The Gargoyle hops through the shattered hallway, large eye peering into a room then moving away before there was a shifting of dust then a rushing sound. The Gargoyle twists just in time to see the flash of an ancient blaster illuminate the rusted form of a human's skeleton clad in corroded armor. Another shot and the gargoyles mind blinks out.Talons hiss around Nekris as the dirt around them rumbles, the shapes of humanoids rising up from the brown earth. Lifting old weaponry they open fire, some of the blasters unresponsive or even blowing up in the grasp of the rusted humanoid skeletons.Ambushed...again!Roll me 3d100 pls, best of first 3
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>43937233
Rolled 97, 38, 79 = 214 (3d100)>>43937233
Rolled 33, 44, 23 = 100 (3d100)>>43937233
Rolled 20, 39, 54 = 113 (3d100)>>43937233Awesome >>43937255
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>43937233
>>43937233Several Talons and Stingers go down under the first salvo of crude slug-throwers and old barely functioning blasters. Nekris was already in the air, his cloak billowing as all four of his limbs draw thermal blades with their edges glowing and crackling with necrotic energy. The Reconstructed troops haul up their shields and cluster protectively while returning fire against the odd enemy.Predator Nekris lands with the points of all four blades piercing the skulls and torsos of two of the attackers, dragging them to the ground. Several of the automatons turn to aim their weapons at him but he was already moving between them, a blur as his blades sing through the air and cut through the rusted metal and dried bone underneath.A pair of trolls leap through the air with their jetpacks, one blasting away with their flayer as the other lands on top an old cyborg, crushing it under a heavily void-weighted mace. The flayer is knocked from the hands of the other troll and it retaliated by charging its attacker and using it's powerful jaws to bite down on the rusted skull and with a vicious shaking of its head rips it apart before launching at another swinging its axe into its torso.Several of the cyborgs stagger on uncertain legs from the hole in the derelict, firing their weapons. Stingers and Talons focus their fire, groups firing together at a single target before switching to another after it goes down.The reconstructed General moves like a dervish of maiming blades through the cluster of robotic undead, removing heads or limbs. Using a large cyborg impaled on a pair of blades to shield himself from a salvo of fire his spear snaps out from one of his free hands, piercing through the corroded skull. The weapon retracts, moving like a snake as the Predator hunts and kills.>Cont
>>43937499Holy shit Nekris is unleashed
>>43937499Yeah fuck your shitty rusty terminators, Nekris has got this shit.
>>43937499The battle is dusty and brutal but eventually Nekris and his remaining troops stand over the barely remains of the cyborgs, only a few able to move with what little remained of their limbs. No more emerged from the broken hull and your troops breath easy. Or would if they were even capable of such a thing.Victory!>Lost 14 Talons>Lost 9 Stingers>Lost 1 Troll>Gained Cyborg RemainsNekris stoops to examine several of the dismantled and destroyed cyborgs, turning pieces over with the point of his spear as Talons and Stingers flood into the ship as the rest resume their excavation.They were a mix of human, vorh, kesh, and even several unknown skeletons. Skeletons armored and enhanced with cybernetics and metal sheathing their bones. What intrigued Nekris the most was what he assumed to be their power cores. A metal sphere that pulses weakly with necrotic energy. Ripping one from the shattered torso of a vorh cyborg he drains the energy and confirms it for certain.Whatever these creations were, they were run on necrotic energy to turn the dead into soldiers.
>>43937722Can we replace these lost troops real quick?
>>43937763We don't have a cauldron on board if I remember right, so no. We'll just have to hold off until we're done scouting this system.
>>43937722Spooky zombie cyborgs!
>>43937722Back on Horizon's Drop you sit on your throne deep in the prison-turned-fortress the Stonestar at your side watching as Talons pull themselves from the Cauldron and move to the surface. Several turn and hiss at the star shaped creature and it recoils into its stone armor, fizzing in annoyance.Chuckling softly you turn your mind to other matters. You can feel the Osogo Plainsrunner Red-Leaf-Strains concentrating on the sigil carved stoned you'd gifted her.Your ethereal image waver before her, the female standing alone from the herd as they lay down for rest under their tents of woven grass. Fingers run over the carved runes as she mumbles to herself, not realizing you've finally turned your attention to her once more.How do you interact with her?>(Write in)
>>43937940Red-Leaf-Strains what is it you are contacting me about?
>>43938005No, this is the part where we slowly bend her mind to our will.
>>43938104Alright, how about something along the lines of, 'Greetings child, has your interest in my power and glory at last been piqued?'
>>43938155Works for me, we need to come off as somewhat benevolent.
>>43937940Give her a quick tour of the solar system
is this jyoti? also bump i guess
>>43938383Where have you been, under a rock? It sure is, he's running this instead of Ghoulies for the time being.
>>43938420no...not quite under a rock- i already voiced my opinions about this whole "space ghouls" so ill leave it at that-nothing personal jyotiglad to see you still participate
>>43937940"Tell me what is on your mind, child," your voice whispers out, alien but known to the Osogo.Red-Leaf-Strains bucks and bleats in surprise, eyes rolling nearly in panic and dropping the sphere where it stops, hovering several feet above the ground. She looks ready to bolt but calms herself at your ghostly image standing before her. Cautiously she grasps the sphere and looks towards the sleeping herd, the sentry unaware of her fright.Looking back at the human skeleton floatin before her like a morning mist she bobs her large head, "What are you?""I am Jadyk. You are Red-Leaf-Strains, matriarch sister of your herd. What bothers you, child?" You stand before her with hands clasped behind your back, body bare of armor or weapon.Running her hands across the sphere she mulls over her thoughts, "Our people have tales of visitors from the stars and beyond. They left, before my mothers mothers mother. Tales of their battles and horrors they created," she tenses as her suspicion grows, "Are you violent?""I can be. I do not wish to destroy you, your people or your world, though. I am Jadyk of the Wormstar. I can show you much. Much knowledge and many tales," you reach out a skeletal hand towards her and she recoils slightly, "I can show you many things but I only need your trust, just for a moment."Your image wavers in front of her as she debates the offer. You could feel suspicion and fear wafting off her as she glances once more to her kin. But there was a sheen of curiosity that burns bright in her. Images of her as a young plainsrunner slipping away to climb a mountain to stare for hours at the stars and moon.She reaches out a hand to take yours and to her alarm she can feel the bone of your grasp as your take her hand.
>>43938472What's your problem?
>>43938472I usually leave the name off unless otherwise prompted, but Jyoti has said on multiple occasions that he intends to come back to the Red Throats in time, so don't sweat it too much. I like both his quests, so I'm fine with either.
>>43938529"I can show you the worldShining shimmering splendid Tell me red leaf when did you last let your heart decide"
>>43938529Your grasp holds her hand tight, not letting her pull away and you feel her fear grow, "Be not afraid. I shall not harm you or allow you to be harmed this night," you say softly.The ground is left behind and she nearly panics as both of you lift from the earth, her herd shrinking in the distance. Her legs flail and she feels nothing around her but a squeeze from your hand and she slowly calms as you both float several hundred meters high in the light of the moon, "What, what are you doing?""Showing you more than you could ever see on your own," your voice whispers in her mind as the world spins underneath, racing across the plains towards the mountains. You pass over a herd of your own catoblepas chewing through a thicket of shrubbery with Talons harvesting their dripping tumors.Her eyes are wide as the landscape rushes past you, sailing over mountains and along rivers, "This is your world. They call it Horizon's Drop. Your people call it Home. It has become my home as well," you speak to her as your mining base passes under you then the colony with it's new population of Osjiic and Dagger.A blink later and you're traveling along the beaches thick with washed up kelp and grazing shieldshells. She points in surprise at a herd of coastal Osogo striding in the shallows with nets of kelp trying to collect the glowing squid that crawled to the shores at night to lay their eggs in the sand."This is your world. Your plains and stories would be all that you knew," the planet spins underneath, the sun rising rapidly in the distance as you move across the world. Her eyes were wide with amazement as she drinks in the sights of the swamps below teeming with life then the pale cold tundras and ice caps.>cont>>43938781Yeah pretty much
>>43938637relax kid>>43938679i know,i'd much rather prefer ghouls, but i am patient so i will wait----will be browsing-ish
>>43938918Well I'm having a lot more fun with this then with the ghouls, just personal preference really
>>43938964yea-i was in the first ghoul thread and only missed like 3-4 of them so i was deeply attached to it, jyoti knows all too well how involved i was-almost annoyingly soi might read into the last threads to see if i like it...i see he also changed his scheduling? or is this a rare situation? is it normally thurs still or did i not get the memo?also where is my hello jyoti(and no i will not refer to you as "graveqm"
>>43938863She turns to look at you as your flight halts, "Jadyk-Wormstar. Show me more," she says with hesitation. Nodding you point to the sphere in her hand. She looks down and it is a perfect replica of the world cradled in her grasp. It takes her several moments but she blinks her four eyes and looks at you in surprise, "This is Home?"You nod and motion to your surroundings. The pair of you lift up from the world, racing through the air and through clouds until blue skies turn black and the stars emerge. A soft gasp escapes her as she is awestruck by the stars and the blazing red sun. Looking down to where the planet shrinks and falls away, her fear flares once more but you place a comforting, if chill, hand on her arm.You pass the moon, giving her a view of the shipyards churning out sub-capitols and the Dagger Clanship resting on the surface. She steps along the pale dirt, scratching at it with her foot before you depart once more.Sailing through space faster than your coffins or ships could manage you head for the sun, the Osogo shifting uneasily but quickly spotting the scorched planet with its radioactive winds. She is silent as she is given a tour of the blasted surface, hearing the wind tearing at the planet.The gas giant is next, showing her the colossal planet of swirling storms and the moons that surround it. She drinks it all in, eyes wide as her fear disappears to be replaced with a yearning for more.Floating in the midst of space she looks at the stars and infinitely distant galaxies, "My sisters must have given me more of the dreamroot," she says with amusement.Clacking your jaw you look to her, "Red-Leaf-Strains. Your people are capable of so much but your kind are stuck on your world. Home is a wonderful planet, a wonderful home for your people yet you know there is more out there. I can share the wonders of the universe with you and your kind," you hold up a skeletal finger, "But in time. For now, wake up.">cont
>>43939064She jerks in surprise as she finds herself standing where she had been the entire night, the sun starting to crest over the horizon. The sphere in her hand still looked like the planet she stood on but as she ran a palm over the surface it shimmers and becomes a rune carved stone once more. She snorts a small laugh then yawns, finding herself suddenly exhausted. The day was just beginning and there was much to think about.Leaning back in your throne makes the Stonestar jerk in surprise at your sudden movement. You realize you'd been sitting motionless for hours as you shared the wonders of the solar system with the Osogo. Clacking your jaw you mull over your actions, hoping it would inspire the primitive mind to hunger for more.
>>43939048Yeah Thursday and Saturday are still my normal days but this last week and weekend were insane so doing a rare Tuesday run to make up for it. Hope you end up enjoying this quest. I'm not sure when I'll return to Ghoul Quest but I'm not giving up on it either.
>>43939277good to see, continue as you were- i might just join you on the next questhave a good(ghouled?) one jyoti
>>43939189Stockpile:>18933B (65 Catoblepas: 1950B daily, 10 Herds: 190B daily, Polar hunting outposts: 150B 10 Kelp Vats: 200B)>13822M (65 Diggers: 1300M daily, Miners: 220M daily, Lunar Mine: 70M Daily, Scorched planet mining outpost)Troop Totals:>Voidknight Disciples: 2>Talons: 386 (193 w/ Necroflensers, 193 w/ Sting Whips)>Cyclops: 20 (All venomous)>Stingers: 191 (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Bone Repeaters)>Gargoyles: 19 (10 Smoke, 9 Explosive)>Trolls: 109 (all ranged, 10 Jumppack)>35 Crit Crawls (35 Zapper)>57 Think Tanks>25 Cauldrons>15 AA Towers>5 Advanced AA Towers (3 moon, 2 planet)Enslaved Minions:>Jor (loyal)>110 Osjiic Crew members>225 Dagger Pirate members of various races (Mostly Netu>Human>Vorh>Kesh)>30 Colonists (includes miners and ranchers)>1 Osjiic Voidsinger (loyal)>1 Stonestar>1 Plainsrunner Osogo (Not truly enslaved, in mental contact)Vehicles/Ships:>12 Chariots>27 Coffins>165 Nails (85 Needle, 80 Sting)>10 Corvette>6 Frigates>1 Light CruiserCurrent Research>Void Drive: Slow>Crystal Tech: Slow>Monolith remains: Medium: Medium>Void Weaponry: Slow>Caustic Weapon: MediumResearchable Items:>Netu Clansword: Fast>Dagger Powersuit: Medium>Cyborg RemainsConverting Osjiic and Dagger ships: Medium>1 Heavy Cruiser >3 Light Cruisers>6 Frigates>6 CorvettesWorking Dagger ships:>1 Clanship Battlecruiser
>>43939364-Add camo adaptation to Cyclops design-Create 40 Cyclops (all venomous of course)-Create 41 Gargoyles-Create 109 Stingers with standard load out-Create 14 Talons w/necroflensers-Create 35 Catoblepeas-Create 35 Diggers-Build 2 Kelp Vats-Create 12 Chariouts
>>43939364Can we make this?>>43936890>>43936798Just have one on every big rock in the sky baby we will be swimming in that sweet sweet metal
>>43939521That would be cool
>>43939521Build if possible 10 such setups in metal rich locations that we know of
>>43939521>>43939539Trying to kill me with math lolDiggers don't require Biomass to create so it would be simple enough to set up a Think Tank to run an automatic metal processing operationCurrently there are three potential locations you could start that with in the system that Nekris is in.>Metal rich asteroid>Two Gas Giant moons>>43939364I am so dumbStockpile:>21423B (65 Catoblepas: 1950B daily, 10 Herds: 190B daily, Polar hunting outposts: 150B 10 Kelp Vats: 200B)>15412M (65 Diggers: 1300M daily, Miners: 220M daily, Lunar Mine: 70M Daily, Scorched planet mining outpost)
>>43939471And the combined cost of this->-Add camo adaptation to Cyclops design40B>-Create 40 Cyclops (all venomous of course)320B 120M (including camo)>-Create 41 Gargoyles123B 40M>-Create 109 Stingers with standard load out545B 218M>-Create 14 Talons w/necroflensers70B 28M>-Create 35 Catoblepeas700B>-Create 35 Diggers525M>-Build 2 Kelp Vats10B 20M>-Create 12 Chariouts120MTotal Cost: 1808B 1071M
>>43939521Eh, to just put something like that up there and then just having it add up would kind take away from the satisfaction of doing it ourselves, wouldn't it?
>>43939723What? Do not want zombie replicateors from space?
>>43939677With how much we have and how little we spend, we should spend a solid 1/4 of our stuff on passive resources generation thingsThem we pump out a super fleet and fuck shit up
>>43939820Let's build a bunch of kelp vats
>>43939874Kelp vats don't bring in any biomass though, they just boost the zombie cows' yields, and we've already got a very efficient ratio of vats to cows going on.If you want to bring in more biomass, we could always build some solar energy converters.
>>43939364Ok seeing a lot of ideas here>-Add camo adaptation to Cyclops design40B>-Create 40 Cyclops (all venomous of course)320B 120M (including camo)>-Create 41 Gargoyles123B 40M>-Create 109 Stingers with standard load out545B 218M>-Create 14 Talons w/necroflensers70B 28M>-Create 35 Catoblepeas700B>-Create 35 Diggers525M>-Build 2 Kelp Vats10B 20M>-Create 12 Chariouts120MTotal Cost: 1808B 1071M>Y/N?And I'm sorry to do this but it's mostly to save myself the trouble because I'm a lazy fucker but you won't be able to create a self-growing metal or biomass mining operation. You'll have to decide on making the units yourself.
>>43939874Fuckin Ya100 fuckin kelp vats!Free kelp for everything!Make everything out of kelp!Cows out of kelp!Guns out of kelp!Ships out of kelp!KELP OUT OF KELP!Fickin Ya!
>>43940005>>43939970Metal out of kelp! But really man I could work on an equation for itOr better yet we make meteor cracker class mining ships. They EAT meteors and shit out metal! Fuckin Ya
>>43940005>Vegan fueled undead
>>43939970Y>>43940005>>43940053I like the cut of your jib
>>43939970>>YFUCKING KELP!FUCK YES!
>>43940079Fuckin Ya! Mother and Father gods shit can't complain about us if we're vegan!
>>43940079100 kelp vats KEEEELLLLLLPPPPP!
>>43940079Fertilize the kelp with crushed void bones! Why? Because fuckin Kelp!Boom we got purple glowing kelp!Try it! Yum nice and spiced!Give some to you dogGive some to you momGive some to your grave! Because the void bones killed you. But! Death is not the end loyal subjects because the void kelp food turned your bones part void! Now we can use them to make sup par void weapons!Fuckin Ya
>>43940079Love the kelpEat the kelpBE THE KELP!
>>43940268KEEELLLLPP!ALL MY KELP!
>>43940053I supposed I could write up a new type of weapon mount for ships.>Harvester Beam: Similar to the Necrotic Flayer this weapon fires a powerful thermal beam that shatters stone and melts metal ores then using Void energy to draw the molten ore into containment vats. Beams can be used without the thermal energy in order to harvest gas from gas giants or even take soil and liquid samples on a planet. Replaces two weapon mounts and cannot be used in combat.Stockpile:>19125B (100 Catoblepas: 3000B daily, 10 Herds: 190B daily, Polar hunting outposts: 150B 110 Kelp Vats: 2200B)>13361M (100 Diggers: 2000M daily, Miners: 220M daily, Lunar Mine: 70M Daily, Scorched planet mining outpost)Troop Totals:>Voidknight Disciples: 2>Talons: 400 (200 w/ Necroflensers, 200 w/ Sting Whips)>Cyclops: 60 (All venomous, crude camo)>Stingers: 300 (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Bone Repeaters)>Gargoyles: 60 (10 Smoke, 9 Explosive)>Trolls: 109 (all ranged, 10 Jumppack)>35 Crit Crawls (35 Zapper)>57 Think Tanks>25 Cauldrons>15 AA Towers>5 Advanced AA Towers (3 moon, 2 planet)Hopefully I didn't fuck up the math too badly.Sad to say it but I should call it here, need to turn in for the night. I hope folks had fun tonight, hope to see you all on Thursday.Thread is archived, please give it a vote if you can. I'll stay up for a bit longer to answer any quick questions if people have them.
>>43940472>>Harvester Beam:DID WE JUSTDID WE JUST MAKE A NEW WEAPON OUT OF KELPFUCKIN YAThanks for running Jyoti, looking forward to the next thread.
>>43940472Harvester Beam seem useful?>>43940550lol no no. Just a beam that melts metals and eats away at asteroids.Heat beam+tractor beam
>>43940573How much metal can we bring in with a ship equipped with harvester beams? Would the effect stack depending on if we put multiple arrays of harvesters on a ship? And how much more efficient at strip mining asteroids are they compared to a bunch of diggers? We could use some numbers here man.
>>43940472>110 Kelp Vats:I love you Graves.
>>43940472Thanks for running Jyoti. Looking forward to next time!
>>43940630Better yet:>Harvester Ship: Cost 15B 40M 1 Harvester Beam 1 Repeater Cannon AuxilliaryA modified Coffin ship Harvesters are equipped with only a single Repeater Cannon for defense and a Harvester Beam with a large storage area for collected material. Can collect 60M Daily if given a metal rich target like an asteroid field or metal rich moon/planet
>>43940630Diggers can hollow out an asteroid or do mining work on a planet. Also used for excavations.Harvester beams reduce everything it hits to slag and slurps up the metal.Diggers hollow things out, Harvesters pulverize things
>>43940749Well this sounds good.
>>43940775How about this>Hollow out the protoplanet core with diggers>Attach large enough skip drives to it>boom mobile command center
we should've made some Eyegore scouts to start exploring
>>43940870Before we make any eyegore ships we need to add thermal shielding to their design. Spy craft aren't much use if anyone can spot them from half a system away.
>>43940775Due to Jadyk's sudden obsession with kelp (Fuckin Ya!) and with building so manny so close to each other a random encounter has begun!You are Jor. You walk among the rows of kelp vats, wondering why they where all built on land and not in the shallow waters of the coast. You are pulled from your ponderings by a wooden plank smashing in to your face.When you come to you find that you are on a chare made of kelp and are tied to It by even more kelp.Without warning a strange kelp covered creature jumps in front of you. (Pic related)"Hi" he(?) said"I'm Old Gregg"What do?
>>43943447Attempt to eat your way out of your bindings. All that kelp shouldn't disrupt the subway diet we've been on and thus keep our weight down.
>>43943447Kelp memes. Good lord what did I start
>>43944082The zero meat zombies The vegan vanguard The unfed undeadFuckin Ya!>>43943528He offers you Bailys to wash down that health snack
>>43943093Eyegore Scoutcraft: 30B 25MUnarmored and armedSkip DriveAdvanced Sensor systemThermal ShieldingLooks like it's already been added to them
>>43943447Might as well remake the sketch to fit usGreg: Hi there.Jor: Who're you?Old Greg: I'm Old Greg.Jor: What d'you want?Old Greg: Maybe i should ask you the same question, whatcha doin in my waters?Jor: Just... takin the air, you know, not harvesting kelp.Old Greg: Well then how come this nets's on my head, fool?Jor: It's nothing to do with me, sir.Old Greg: It's attatched to your rod, motherlicker!Jor: Don't kill me. I've got so much to give.Old Greg: Easy now, fuzzy little manpeach.Jor: Hmm?Old Greg: Wanna come to a club where people wee on each other?Howard: No?Old Greg: I'm gonna hurt you.Jor: 'Scuse me?Old Greg: I like you. What do you think of me?Jor: I don't rightly know, sir.Old Greg: Make an assessment.Jor: I think you're a nice, modern gentleman, and a bit like my boss.Old Greg: Don't lie to me, boy.Jor: I'm not lying...Old Greg: I know what you're thinkin. Here comes Old Greg, he's a scaly manfish. You don't know me. You don't know what I got. I got somethin to show ya.Lifts tutuOld Greg: You know what that is? That's Old Greg's vagina! I've got a mangina! I'm Old Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeg!Fade to Black
>>43945807Fade back inJor: what's happening?Old Greg: I'm Old Greg.Jor: Wha?Old Greg: I'm Old Greg!Jor: Where am I?Old Greg: Greg's place. Y-you've been asleep, do you want a little drinky? I'll get ya a drink.>Pops up Behind BarOld Greg: Do ya like Bailey's? Mmm, creamy, salty cream and beige.Jor: Ahh, delicious.Old Greg: Do ya like Old Greg's place? I got all things that are good.Jor: Is this the way? Out? Umm... i better be, um, scootin.Old Greg: Hmm?Jor: Got meetings. And a friend of mine's waitin, so i should be...Old Greg: Where ya goin? We got everythin we need. >Jor nods.Old Greg: I do watercolors.Jor: Do you?Old Greg: Let me show ya something.>Grabs paperOld Greg: I call that one Old Greg. And that one, I call that one Old Greg. And this one, do you know what i call that one?Jor: Old Greg?Old Greg: Yes sir.Howard: Mm, that is quite a portfolio you've got going on there, but i really should be heading off. So, it's been good.Old Greg: We could do some watercolors together. You and I.Jor: Well that sounds like great fun, let's do it in a week then, Greg.Old Greg: What d'ya mean?Howard: Well, ya free thursday at all?Old Greg: Why can't we do it now?Jor: Well you know, I'm a busy man, Greg. You know, I've got things to do. Jor Moon, man about town. Old Greg: Do ya love me?Jor: Oh dear.Old Greg: Do ya think you could ever love me?Jor: Oh dear, look Greg, I don't know you.Old Greg: Oh, you know me. You've seen my downstairs mixup.Jor: Yeah, i didn't ask to see that, did I?Old Greg: What did it mean to ya to see that? Did it mean you love me?Jor: No, it didn't!Old Greg: Could you learn to love me?Jor: No, i couldn't. I don't love you.Old Greg: You do love me.Jor: No i don't!Old Greg: You do love me.Jor: No i don't.Old Greg: You love me, and you've seen me, and you know me. I'm Old Greg!Jor: Yeah, I know you are. You've told me 89 times now!
>>43945904Old Greg: You must love me exactly as I love you!Jor: Well, I don't love you. And to be honest, you're starting to get on my nerves a bit now. If anything, I find you slightly pathetic. So deal with that.Old Greg: Maybe I will deal with it. Maybe I'll deal with it the way I dealt with Curly Jefferson>Greg points.>Camera pans to show corpse of a sailor on the wall.Jor: You know what Greg? Maybe I was being a bit hasty there when I said I didn't love you. Perhaps, now in this light, with you in the tutu and the water playing off your... kelp, maybe I could love you. Maybe I was lying because when you do love someone, sometimes you say you don't because you're playing hard to get. Playing a game.Old Greg: Games?Jor: Yeah, I was playing a game with you.Old Greg: Love games?Jor: That's right, love games, Greg.>Music starts.Old Greg: Love games.Do you love me?Are you playin' your love games with me,I just want to know what to do, cause I need your love alot, oh come on nowJor: Movin' too fast, this isn't a race.Baby, back off, and lower the pace now.Slow it down, give me with space,Movin' too fast, this isn't a race.Movin' too fast, this isn't a race.Baby, back off, and lower the pace now.Slow it down, give me with space,Movin' too fast, this isn't a race.Old Greg: I'm Old GreggJor: I know, I think you saaaaid.Old Greg: Come on, don't make me beg now..cause I'm not your regular guy!Don't be shy!Do you love me?>music stopes
>>43945911>>43945904>>43945807When I started this quest I never expected to see Old Greg appear
>>43946384He is the keeper of the kelpBe afraid... Or mildly confused I think of him as a joke hero unit. He has no use, no effect on anything, but he is there.