Ships flash in and out of the Rukor system, transporting troops and resources between it and Horizon's Drop. Fortresses and mining operations spring up on multiple worlds and moons to feed the hunger of the growing Armada.As the rains of the hurricanes lash across Rukors sole continent and the ructu villages the natives huddle in their homes and the communal tunnels they crafted with watertight clay. The coffins return from their survey through the ecosystem collecting samples, a large array of plant and animal life awaiting inspection by the Think Tanks and Cauldrons.The soldiers of the Ahkam, prisoners in their own ships brigs, rage and shout at the passing Reconstructed or the Stingers standing guard. The Tyrre captives are constantly sedated with paralytic venom to stifle their berserker rages. The former officers beg for a meeting with their captors, saying they wish to negotiate for their release but the Reconstructed ignore them in stubborn silence.Jor has returned to the Colony to speak with the people there. With the former soldiers gone life had gotten much more mundane for them. There were talks of a small ceremony for when the pregnant woman finally gave birth, the colonists doctor reluctantly sharing with the armored Jor that she was due any moment. Your loyal subject gathers the colonists together one night, sharing that they shall have visitors from the natives of the planet come to see them. He explains their struggles in their pilgrimage with the snows growing heavier by the day.As the Plainsrunner herd comes to a rest for the night in a small copse of short hardy trees they find the Gargoyle perched on a pile of large cloth tarps. They were each large enough to cover a Plainsrunner like a cloak and there was even a packet of medicine for the injured elderly runner. The colonist had banded together without orders providing the supplies for the natives to your surprise.
>>45117835Welcome back folks! Sorry about the delay.New Pastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/ceronullMake 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:>54280B (100 Catoblepas: 3000B, 10 Herds: 190B, Hunting outposts: 150B, 110 Kelp Vats: 1100B)>26200M (100 Diggers 2000M, 15 Entropic Excavators 2250M Daily, 40 Harvesters 2400M)Troop Totals:>2 Voidknight Disciples>1200 Talons (4 Clutches)>300 Aquatic Talons (1 Clutch)>150 Cyclops: (3 Squads)>100 Aquatic Cyclops (2 Squads)>600 Stingers (3 Platoons)>250 Gargoyles (5 FLights)>50 Aquatic Gargoyles (1 Flight)>255 Trolls (2 Packs)>25 Crit Crawls>75 Stalkers (4 Packs)>1 Alpha Stalker>60 Shadows (1 Cluster)>100 Think Tanks>25 CauldronsNecrolyte Legion:>1 Voidsinger (loyal)>261 Legionnaires>200 Stonestar Warriors>1 Light Cruiser>2 Frigates>2 CorvettesEnslaved Minions:>Jor (loyal)>30 Osjiic>25 Dagger>30 Colonists>6 Stonestar>3 Plainsrunner Osogo>4 Ructu>75 Ahkam soldiersGuests:>Obsidianborn Construct>30 Stonestar Researchers>300 Stonestar WarriorsVehicles/Ships:>3 Void Terrors>100 Chariots>95 Coffins>50 Support Coffins>220 Nails>28 Corvette>24 Frigates>10 Dagger disguised Frigates>5 Osjiic disguised Frigates>8 Light Cruisers>1 Heavy Cruiser>5 Bloat Carriers>5 Terrordromes>1 Battlecruiser>10 Eyegores>1 Dagger Clanship>1 Ahkam Destroyer (Inoperable)>1 Ahkam Corvette (Inoperable)>1 Ahkam Frigate (Inoperable)Ships in Construction:>15 corvettes (15 complete in 3 Turns)>10 frigates (10 complete in 3 Turns)>5 light cruisers (5 complete in 3 Turns)>5 Bloat Carriers (5 complete in 3 Turns)>5 Terrordromes (5 complete in 3 Turns)
>>45117913Completed Research:>Flagship: A passion project of a handful of Think Tanks they realize that the current classes of ship available to you are quite lacking in the grandeur and power to properly represent Jadyk and the New Necrotic Armada. They focused on drawing up plans and theories on how to create a brand of ship that would burn a path across the stars as the herald of the new Armada. This ship would be impossible to miss as it makes its presence known in a system, announcing that the New Necrotic Armada found the system interesting or important enough to send it.>Epikor Powerarmor: The powerarmor worn by the Epikor Elite is a surprisingly advanced sample of technology, even more so than the relic suit that Clanship Krotur wore.>Mystery "Yikyak" Meat: The strange hunks of meat taken from the galleys of the Ahkam craft is a disgusting mix of blood, muscle, fat, nervous tissue, misshapen bones, and an array of other tumorous flesh. Resembling the teratomas grown by your Catoblepas it is nonetheless a peculiar find. It's source unknown to the flee that consumes large amounts of the meat once it has been processed and cooked. A captured Ahkam captain claims a servitor race of the Ahkam brings large amounts of the freshly "harvested" meat as tribute to the serpent-gods.>Automated Turret: Placed throughout the Ahkam craft these small automated weapons with tracking sensors provide a static defensive presences. Most turrets are built into a wall or foundation to defend an area but they can be made to be transportable and deployed in the field.
>>45118161Unlocked:Flagship Construction- A colossal ship to serve as a Flagship for the New Necrotic Armada. In the end the planned ship will be more like an FTL capable fortress than a proper spaceship. Flagships contain everything a Necrotic General or Lich-Lord would need in their conquests, holding legions of soldiers, vast hangars for fighter and shuttle craft, a staggering array of weaponry, not to mention onboard Cauldrons and even room for a Catoblepas farm. Construction is a colossal undertaking requiring a heavy drain on resources and needing the attention of Jadyk to complete the FlagshipMedium Exoskeleton: An upgraded form of the simple suit provides an increased bonus to strength, speed, and armor durability. A small armature on each shoulder can each equip a light weapon of a single type. Aesthetically it is more ornamental than the standard exosuit, crafted to resemble Reconstructed. Cost: 10B 5MYikyak Meat: Your Catoblepas teratomas grow faster and denser now, requiring their stalls to be expanded slightly to allow for the increased yield of meat and bone. Catoblepas and Aquatic Catoblepas now produce 5B moreAutomated Turrets: Weapons can now be placed and mounted as automated turrets. Either mounted to walls, floors or ceilings they rely on a large eye and sensory organs to track and search for enemies. Small and Medium turrets can be made portable for troops to place but Heavy Turrets must be mounted securely.Current Research>Combat Telekinesis: Very Slow>Crystal Energy Sponge: Slow>Juvenile Ahkam Dissection: Medium>Ahkam Sub-Capitol Mimicry: Medium
>>45118219Rukor Ecological survey complete:Gained Research->Rukor "Gorilla": A distant and less intelligent cousin to the Ructu natives this large beast is considered the apex predator of the land dwelling fauna, intimidating even kryssers that attempt to drag them into the water. The creature can walk on all fours or its smaller hind pair to use their large forelimbs and powerful claws to break down trees or dig through clay and dirt in search of burrowing creatures. Omnivorous it can eat the various fruits and the occasional foliage of trees it brings down but seems to prefer fresh meat.>Rukor Eels: The eels that populate the seas and rivers of Rukor are varied and complex, filling many ecological niches but there are several your Think Tank find intriguing.>Hunter Squid: A cephalopod larger than a troll this creature seems to have free roam of the oceans with even the kryssers not immune to its dangers. Utilizing an array of barbed tentacles and a powerful watersiphon the Hunter Squid is a fast and deadly combatant, it's skin turning dark and rippling as they stalk their prey then erupting in a vivid display of color to disorient their target. They seem to live mostly solitary lives but there were sightings of large shoals of younger and juvenile squids hiding from predators and their own cannibalistic kin.>Blue Algae: A thick algae like growth strangles several streams and rivers. Several abandoned ructu villages overgrown with a layer of the toxic slime dot the rivers.
Wonderful, I caught the thread. Btw Jyoti, I'm glad to see that you've been continuing on when the begining of the thread has low attendance!
>>45118161>>45118219Oh man, I always love it when research gets completed.
>>45118686Would love to join too, but this quest starts way too late/early for europeans.
>>45118683Confederate Military Base Loot:>Advanced Cyborg: A nimble and sophisticated enemy the Advanced Cyborg has a complete metal armor covering their body while not hampering their speed. They seem to fight with increased intelligence than the standard and shoddy models you've already encountered.>Military A.I.: The A.I. in charge of protecting and defending the Military Research Base it had been offline during a routine maintenance when the facility came under attack from a Sunscale raid. Unable to defend it's charges the A.I. returned to power after a critically injured survivor managed to restore power to the system.>Anti-Air Missile System: A series of missile pods hidden in the mountain side provide aerial defense against incoming ships though disrepair had led to many of the pods to malfunction and detonate prematurely.>"Vaporizer": The weapon the Advanced Cyborgs carried was a prototype being developed and tested in the facility. A short-ranged but highly destructive blast of heat and overcharged energy is built up then fired. Living up to its name it flash-boils and disintegrates flesh, metal and plasteel with ease.>Facility Research Notes and Files: Your Necrolyte techs have managed to dig into and retrieve many files from the mostly undamaged computer consoles within the sealed vault. They will need to be decrypted but they likely contain a vast array of notes related to their various projects.>Necrotic Vats: A disturbing find, these large metal vats contain residue of evaporated necrotic fluid. It was clear with this and the presence of the cyborgs that the Confederacy has been experimenting with Necrotic energies and reanimation.>Mini-Rockets: Another tested weapon barely more than a few prototypes of medium sized pods and small rockets and a list of diagrams and notes. Each rocket was planned to have an array of warheads for use within combat between infantry forces.
>>45119070Research Gained:>Rukor Gorilla: Medium>Rukor Eels: Fast>Hunter Squid: Fast>Blue Algae: Medium>Advanced Cyborg: Medium>Military A.I.: Slow>Anti-Air Missiles: Fast:>Vaporizer: Medium>Facility Research Notes and Files: Medium>Necrotic Vats: Medium>Mini-Rockets: Fast
>>45119130Add them all!
>>45119130There is much for you to see and tend to.Eyegores report that both the Osjiic fleet and Ahkam forces have left into their FTL. Osjiic ships disappearing into the distance with flashes of twisted light and the Ahkam craft swallowed by a rapidly growing cloud flashing with lightning within the vacuum of space before it dissipates leaving nothing behind.Your Necrolyte Legion has secured the Confederates research facility, the technicians and soldiers pulling up a wealth of information. They tend to repairs in the facility, first restoring power to seal the doors and defrost the complex. The Legion planning to use the facility as a staging point in the system until a proper base could be constructed. The survey ship sent to investigate the other planets reveal that one of the rocky world contains a thin but breathable atmosphere, it's soil containing crude simple organisms. The real prize is how rich in metal ore the planet seemed to be, jagged canyons from ancient waterways an ideal spot for Digger or Excavators to begin their work.The great beast that had attacked and destroyed your Coffin in Rukors waters has gone undiscovered though aquatic units occasionally spot flashes of light deep in the dark waters.The former Ahkam worshiping Stonestars request an audience and have been penned at Agona's fortress where they languish in their waiting.The captives of the Ahkam fleet constantly call out to speak with their captors.Below your personal fortress a skeleton of arcing bones and metal are crafted, a shell for your Deep Rot project still far from completion. Talons carve large runes into the metal and bone with thermal picks under the guidance of floating Think Tanks.The Armatocere send a brief message to your Eyegore staring at their satellite, saying they have prepared a list of offered research and ask if Jadyk has come up with one as well.There was much to do. What shall you do first?
>>45119484the ahkam worshipers and research >Blue Algae: A thick algae like growth strangles several streams and rivers. Several abandoned ructu villages overgrown with a layer of the toxic slime dot the rivers.
>>45119559This and babes.
>>45119484Stonestars audienceGive the Armatocere all the plant based research we have.
>>45119559This guy's got the right idea. Supporting.
>>45119593and in turn ask for theirs
>>45119559put everybody on this we need a world killer that we can drop onto planets and kill/terraform them into raw biomass
>>45119484the ahkam worshipersand prisoners first. Then offering plant reseach for trading
>>45119593>>45119484We still have info on all the plants and stuff we researched on all the planets right? Even the stuff we didn't get stuff from? I say we give them everything we have, maybe even seeds. Maybe they'll find something they likeI remember something about moldslime in the sloths fur on horizons drop.
>>45119484>>45119130Definitely add all the research. Speaking of which, how are these topics coming along? >Combat Telekinesis: Very Slow>Crystal Energy Sponge: Slow>Juvenile Ahkam Dissection: Medium>Ahkam Sub-Capitol Mimicry: MediumI'm willing to trade plant based information to them. Lets deal with the stonestar Ahkam worshippers first. Then the Ahkam fleet captives. After that I'm thinking we fill Rukor's waters with more troops to try and find that great beast.
>>45119870We gotta catch that leviathan fucker sooner or later.
>>45119929yeah we could use those ahkam worshippers as bait/suicide troops
>>45120055For a leviathan? I don't think they are physically capable of swimming in liquid water.
>>45120116we just drop them into the sea and see if the leviathan eats them also give them bombs
>>45119484After speaking with a Think Tank it presents a list of possible research and data the Armatocere might find interesting. They make sure to avoid sharing the modified version reliant on Necrotic fluids. It was unknown if the floral species had access to necrotic technology or not.>Sloth Moldslime>Horizon's Drop Kelp>Diver Seagrass>Volcanic Fungal-Lichen>Samples of Horizon's Drop Plantlife>Samples of Rukors PlantlifeAccept?>Y/N?(whoops I got ahead of myself)Pylons lift to the cloud covered sky on the Lavafathers moon with constructs delivering large blocks of solid ore. Reconstructed and Obsidianborn working alongside Stonestars as they worked on the shipyard. There was a brief alarm as a small cluster of unknown Stonestars scale the cliffs of Agona's fortress but the Obsidianborn representative says they were displaying surrendering gestures as they walked with two of their limbs held high. They claimed to be former Ahkam worshipers seeking out those that had decimated their armies and slain the child of their false god. Their people are in turmoil, afraid to return to their orthodox brethren and come seeking sanctuary. The Obsidianbord finds this very amusing but your voice through a nearby Stinger halts their laughter saying it will be heard.The Stonestars corralled in a pen of hastily forged bone and metal. They only numbered twenty but claimed to come from various tribes as representatives. The Stinger stands at the top of the bone wall, the echinoderms looking up at it with their dark eyes that range from orange to blue-black.>What shall you say to them?
>>45120363I'm currently reading dead pool comics so I can't think of anything useful right now except for babes and how wonderful our kelp must be.
>>45120363YAccept them. I'm fine with them working for us directly or the Lavafather. But if take them they're all getting chipped. EVERYONE GETS CHIPPED
>>45120363"you have given up your protector, your god for a false one and for that you will become mine and you will fight to gain your gods forgiveness" tl;dr they become suicide squad an Y
>>45120518Everybody gets chipped either way I think.Can't think of anyone we haven't chipped yet desu.Except for plains walkers >>45120537>>45120537Seconded
>>45120363>>YHear out their pleas for mercy, accept their pleas for mercy and allow them to worship us, possibly while spiking the ambassadors to ensure their people don't secretly rebel.
>>45120363(Something else I overlooked)>Boarding Technology: Fast>Stonestar Equipment: Completehave been added as well.The Stinger stands above the Stonestars in silence until it feels your mind touch it again. The armored form of the eyeless Reconstructed jerks slightly, it's gaze turning across them before your voice calls out startling the creatures. The Stonestar that had long been Agona's personal prisoner and advisor steps forth on the wall to translate."I will hear your pleas," you say simply and the first of them steps forth."We have come to realize we worshiped a deceiver, a false god. We were convinced to doubt the power of the Lavafather and the Obsidianborn. The Ahkam had great power. It deceived us and convinced us we could become great as well," it hesitates and glances at the others before continuing, "We know now they are not gods, they can die. You showed us true power, slaughtered many of our people. You killed the serpents child. We fear the judgement of the Lavafather. He is cruel and vengeful when spurned. We seek your mercy," it finishes and lowers itself flat to the ground, the others mimicking the motion."Listen to my words betrayers of the Lavafather," you pause for the stonestar to translate into the clacking code language, "The Lavafather would slay you for your crimes as is his right. You betrayed your God in the Mountain and have lost your right to this world. There is but one way to gain forgiveness for you grave sins.">cont
>>45120691Nope, dont mix worhipping in any of this.>they just saw their "god" dying, why they would start worship lich >lava father would be more than annoyed to us
>>45121166You watch through the Stinger as they clack gently among themselves, fear palpable even without them under control of a domination spike. Silently you let them stew for a minutes or two before continuing, "You and your tribes are banished from this world. You shall depart and bring news to your tribes. There are two choices presented to you. First, you can refuse this proclamation and my protection. That choice is extinction. The Lavafather and the faithful will hunt you down without remorse and feed you to his flames."The stonestars rise up in shock, several starting to clack out loudly in protest but you hold up a taloned hand to silence them, "The other choice is servitude. I am no god but I have seen them live and die and I am still here after they have all gone. The betrayer Stonestar Tribes shall serve me and the New Necrotic Armada. No longer will this be your world, the stars and beyond will be your realm. In life you will strive to earn your forgiveness and even in death you shall still serve.These are my choices I present to you. Servitude or oblivion for you and your tribes. Think long and hard about these choices. They are the most important decisions you shall ever make. Return to your people and return within three days, that is your limit," your Stinger motions to the pair of Think Tanks that had appeared over the walls, surrounded by an array of domination spikes. They zip through the air and almost as one the collective stonestars fall to the ground in spasms as they are enslaved.By the time they awaken and depart in a rush for their home villages your Obsidianborn contact says that the Lavafather accepts this judgement.
>>45121505The Ahkam captives constantly shout and rage at the bars of their prisons, Stingers patrolling the cages with cluster sting whips loaded with potent paralytic venom for those that grew too troublesome. The Tyrre are a constant issue harming themselves and the other captives in their rages. They are each sedated and sealed in thick coffins of bone leaving only their heads free for the time being.The noise from the Destroyers brig, a surprisingly large room connected to the kitchens, was almost deafening but they all quickly fall silent as you step calmly into the prison. Your spear twists in your grasp as you walk along the cells eyeless gaze washing over them. Many flinch and turn away while others glare with open defiance and the Tyrre growl and strain helplessly at their prisons.You stop finally in front of the cell that held the captured captains and officers. Mostly Epikor with a pair of Kosda. They look at you in silence before a heavily scarred Epikor, the captain of the captured frigate that Agona had fought one-on-one, steps forth. Their eyes squint in the bright lights and fold their arms across a muscular chest, "About time. I wish to negotiate for our release," they start to continue but are silenced as you bark out a laugh"Negotiations? No no, my friend. You misunderstand. No negotiations, not for you or yours," you point to the scar in their neck where a Domination Spike rested, "You are mine now but I must decide how I can use you and yours.">What shall you say to the captive soldiers?
>>45122096I'm thinking we try and integrate them into our newly formed Necrolyte legion. Those we can't integrate we use for experiments. Who knows, we might be able to improve our Necrotic technologies.
>>45122096Ask about their orders and operating procedures Any knowledge about their former masters Any intel about other arkham systems close to us Give them an offer either serve in the legion or slaves repairing the damage dont to the rectu
>>45122096"What gods do you serve?"Then yadda yards we are above gods blah blah BBEG speachThen spike them and press them for everything they know.
>>45122320Not above gods but at the height of our power i bet we murdered quite a few.
>>45122096I know it's a little late, but can we ask them what systems they have travelled through and which ones are currently held by the Akham?
>>45122096The epikor looks ready to protest but a spasm of pain from the spike doubles him over with a gasp along with the other officers. When the pain passes they look up at you as you speak, "Your "gods" are a nuisance that must be corrected. Tell me about their operating procedures, how your fleets operate, where you recruit from. Tell me of nearby systems under Ahkam control. Answer me truthfully and you may live longer than you would otherwise."The epikor scowls as they straighten, fingers rubbing at the scar, "Want to know about the Ahkam? They are gods made flesh and destined to rule the stars. We are the chosen races to bring enlightenment to the unknowing and unfaithful. They shall break the-" they are cut off by a spasm of pain and you would roll your eyes if you had any"Don't give me the gospel. I want hard facts. You don't want to see what happens when I get annoyed," the spear darts through the bars of the cage, multiple blades hovering and pricking at the epikors face and throat.The soldier gulps then nods, "This system has good potential. The ructu we can't use in combat but their planet has much food. The stonestars are warriors and would make good additions. Not to mention the mining potential," they glance at the other officers, a kosda shrugging and motioning for him to continue, "We were ordered to collect the food and gather up the next group of stonestar recruits. We can come up with a list of systems we control but most of that is on our ship systems and we can't travel without an Ahkam to guide us," the alien rolls their shoulders as they continue, glancing nervously at the spear, "Our goals are to convert all non-believers to the worship of the Ahkam. The useful are used, the deadly are trained, the worthless slain or turned into slaves.">cont(sorry folks, had to get dinner and deal with escaped dogs)
>>45123717You wave a hand dismissively as the spear slips back to its resting state in your grasp, "You should have an easier time accepting this choice then. You shall either serve me and my New Necrotic Armada in life or in death, that you don't get to chose." You turn your back to the officers and look over the other soldiers in their cell watching the exchange with your voice rising loud enough to be heard by all, "The choice I offer you all is this. Servitude in my Armada or death. You will fight in my name and tend to my lands or you will be slain and your bodies rendered down to their base parts to create new, obedient warriors."There was a chorus of shouting, mostly of soldiers proclaiming they won't betray their gods while others say they will fight, begging for their lives. The Tyrre shout for release saying they will fight for whoever feeds them battle and blood.Your voice rises over the din, booming in the brig, "I give you the night to think of your choices. I expect your answers by then. For now, rest and be calm," you wave your hand and the brig falls silent except for the gasps and whimpers of pain as the domination spikes seize them.That went well, you think to yourself as you stride from the brig.
>>45124086Once on board your battlecruiser you are greeted by a reply from the Armatocere. The suggested offerings of plant-samples and data are found acceptable for a start though they add a note saying they find it amusing we assumed they were only interested in plant-life. They display a list of potential research trade they hope you find acceptable.Armatocere offering potential research:>Entry level Cryonicsor>Ion WeaponryYou must choose though the Armatocere say they are willing to agree to further trades in the future.As a sign of good-faith they say they shall send the seeds needed to grow another pair of their high-yield cropsReceived:>Kuma: An aquatic growing vine that floats on the surface of still water that sports roots capable of filtering toxic water and a highly nutritious floating fruit. This plant is grows fast and wide but can be controlled or killed by severing the main root it uses to anchor itself in place.>Hemp: A flowering plant high in strong fibrous tissues that can be rendered down for use in many industrial areas. They also note that many animal based races seem to enjoy using the dried and cured plant recreationally.
>>45124867>>Hemp: A flowering plant high in strong fibrous tissues that can be rendered down for use in many industrial areas. They also note that many animal based races seem to enjoy using the dried and cured plant recreationally.Quick, pass this data off to whichever thinktank is in charge of the narcotikelp production.
>>45124867Can we have some details on how ion weaponry performs compared to known weapon types?
>>45125079Ion Weapons are non-lethal weapons that the Armatocere say they use as defensive measures against hostile ships. These charged energy attacks do not deliver thermal damage but rather what they called a "Contained Electro-Magnetic Pulse" that disables and damaged electric devices. They can also be used to temporarily stun or paralyze some living creatures.
>>45125221Well shit, we could have used these against the cyborgs.
>>45125221On the basis of that info I'm going to have to cast my vote for entry level cryonics. We already have a means of crippling hostile ships intact with our crit crawlers after all.
>>45124867Need clarification. Please vote>Entry Level Cryonicsor>Ion Weaponry
>>45125733>Entry Level Cryonics
>>45125733>>Entry Level Cryonics
>>45125733btw Jyoti, is there a list of tech we've researched? I can't find one in the pastebin and not having it makes it difficult to figure out what to trade.
Let's make>10 Entropic Excavators 500B 1600M>20 Diggers 300MTotal: 500 B 1900Mfor the planet that the Necrolytes found full of metals.
>>45125931fine by me
>>45125868That is honestly something I meant to write up by now. I'll add that to my to-do list.Looks like a tie between the choices. Decide now or I'll break it with a coinflip
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>45126030It matters not, both are good.
>>45125931I like your idea, but we normally hold off until the end of the thread before actually making more units. I suppose we could talk about proposed units to create then. I'd like to add more kelp vats, just because there's never no reason to keep expanding our resource income.890 Kelp Vats- 4450B 8900M
>>45126030Ion Weaponry I guess. We can experiment with freezers later
>>45126030You select the Ion Weaponry and after several minutes the related research is relayed and a message saying they will send a craft to make the trade of the physical samples. They thank your for you offering and wish you luck.Unlocked Ion WeaponryGained:>Ion Gun: A Medium sized weapon that fires a high-energy ion pulse that can temporarily disable most living creatures nervous systems, inducing unconsciousness and temporary paralysis. Can have deadly effect on mechanized or cyborg targets.>Ion Cannon: A ship-sized version of the Ion Gun the cannon fires a blast of energy that wrecks havoc on the shields and systems of a ship. Can target specific systems of a ship or even weapon mountsAdditional:Your Zapper Adaptation and Lightning Guns now do additional damage against electronic systems. EMP Crit Crawls drastically improved their recharge rate.
>>45126215Was there anything you wished to tend to before the next turn?>Create troops>Order ships>Speak with Generals>Speak with prisoners>Other
>>45126495>>Order shipsThat big as ship the think thought up? Make it.
>>45126495I'd like to increase our resource intake and maybe make more ships in preparation for the coming attack. At least these >>45125931>>45126098Other than that... maybe start work on the Flagship?And >1 Battlecruiser>12 Light Cruisers>9 Heavy Cruiser
>>45126495>Speak with GeneralsTheir thoughts on which enemy we should focus on?
>>45126495>>Create troops100 Diggers- 1500M35 Excavators- 1750B 5600M890 Kelp Vats- 4450B 8900MTotal Cost- 6200B 14500MBecause exponential growth is a good thing we should always strive for.
>>45126495Let's see what we need to make a flagship for Jadyk, and find out what systems are controlled by the Ahkam
>>45126495Seconding >>45126628and the ships from >>45126595
>>45126495Transport the Ahkam ships back to horizons drop. Don't need them here if the Ahkam fleet shows up.Supporting>>45126595>>45126628Gotta get that sweet biomass. Should add some catoblepas though
We have a commander system right?Why don't we give each a ship cap limit and decide how many ships each commander has in there fleet instead of putting the ships in the general pool and then assigning them on an adhoc basislike a cap of 100 the capital ships are worth 5battle cruisers worth 4destroyers worth 3frigates worth 2corvettes worth 1 etc
>>45126495Looks like:>1 Battlecruiser 200B 500M>12 Light Cruisers 960B 2640M>9 Heavy Cruiser 820B 2340MTotal Cost: 1980B 5480Mand>100 Diggers- 1500M>35 Excavators- 1750B 5600M>890 Kelp Vats- 4450B 8900MTotal Cost- 6200B 16000MCost: 8180B 21840MAgreed?>Y/N?Should I add any additions?Catoblepas did get a Biomass yield increase from the recent research and all this kelp will start to go to waste without enough catoblepas.
>>45127346YYeah, we might as well increase Catoblepas. To whatever degree is needed to match it. Also this is our current stockpile>54280B>26200MMinus that stuff, we still have>46100B>4360MSo we've be well off to make B heavy designs real quick. Actually, looking at the price. Lets just add some more units in general. ADDx2 Flight of Aquatic Gargoyles (50) 150B 80M (For Kaiju searching)x1 Clutch of Talons (300) 1500B 300Mx2 Squad of Cyclops (50) 300B 150Mx2 Platoon of Stingers (200) 1000B 500Mx1 Pack of Trolls (150) 1800B 300Mx1 Cluster of Shadows (60) 540B 720Mx1 Pack of Stalkers (80) 320B 320MTotal7060B3100M
>>45127346Create some more catoblepas then>200 Catoblepas 4000B>>45127575supporting
>>45127346>>YAnd also backing this>>45127575
>>45127610Supporting this as well. What ever happened to that catoblpas factory farm project we started up way back, incidentally?
>>45127346Looks like:>1 Battlecruiser 200B 500M>12 Light Cruisers 960B 2640M>9 Heavy Cruiser 820B 2340MCost: 1980B 5480M>100 Diggers- 1500M>200 Catoblepas- 4000B>35 Excavators- 1750B 5600M>890 Kelp Vats- 4450B 8900MCost- 10200B 16000Mx2 Flight of Aquatic Gargoyles (100) 300B 160M (For Kaiju searching)x1 Clutch of Talons (300) 1500B 300Mx2 Squad of Cyclops (100) 600B 300Mx2 Platoon of Stingers (400) 2000B 1000Mx1 Pack of Trolls (150) 1800B 300Mx1 Cluster of Shadows (60) 540B 720Mx1 Pack of Stalkers (80) 320B 320MCost- 7060B 3100MGrand Total Cost: 19240B 24580MAcceptable?
>>45128005Hell yes it's acceptable.
>>45128005Yes. Sorry about not posting that earlier, didn't mean to extend the length of the update so much.
>>45128005Stockpile:>39980B (300 Catoblepas: 10500B, 10 Herds: 190B, Hunting outposts: 150B, 1000 Kelp Vats: 10000B)>8720M (200 Diggers 4000M, 50 Entropic Excavators 7500M Daily, 40 Harvesters 2400M)Troop Totals:>2 Voidknight Disciples>1500 Talons (5 Clutches)>300 Aquatic Talons (1 Clutch)>250 Cyclops: (5 Squads)>100 Aquatic Cyclops (2 Squads)>1000 Stingers (5 Platoons)>250 Gargoyles (5 Flights)>150 Aquatic Gargoyles (3 Flights)>450 Trolls (3 Packs)>25 Crit Crawls>160 Stalkers (2 Packs)>1 Alpha Stalker>120 Shadows (2 Cluster)>100 Think Tanks>25 CauldronsNecrolyte Legion:>1 Voidsinger (loyal)>261 Legionnaires>200 Stonestar Warriors>1 Light Cruiser>2 Frigates>2 CorvettesEnslaved Minions:>Jor (loyal)>30 Osjiic>25 Dagger>30 Colonists>6 Stonestar>3 Plainsrunner Osogo>4 Ructu>75 Ahkam soldiersGuests:>Obsidianborn Construct>30 Stonestar Researchers>300 Stonestar WarriorsVehicles/Ships:>3 Void Terrors>100 Chariots>95 Coffins>50 Support Coffins>220 Nails>28 Corvette>24 Frigates>10 Dagger disguised Frigates>5 Osjiic disguised Frigates>8 Light Cruisers>1 Heavy Cruiser>5 Bloat Carriers>5 Terrordromes>1 Battlecruiser>10 Eyegores>1 Dagger Clanship>1 Ahkam Destroyer (Inoperable)>1 Ahkam Corvette (Inoperable)>1 Ahkam Frigate (Inoperable)Ships in Construction:>15 corvettes (15 complete in 2 Turns)>10 frigates (10 complete in 2 Turns)>17 light cruisers (5 complete in 2 Turns)>9 Heavy Cruisers (5 complete 3 Turns)>5 Bloat Carriers (5 complete in 2 Turns)>5 Terrordromes (5 complete in 2 Turns)>1 Battlecruiser (3 Turns)
>>45128371could you also include how many regular planesrunners there are
>>45128371The next day you make an appearance down in the Ahkam brig and the soldiers are silent as you enter. You stride to the cell holding the officers to find them standing in a line. They kneel before you along with a majority of the other soldiers while those still standing scowl at the others in disgust.The epikor captain looks up to the armored skeleton standing in front of them, "We have agreed to fight for you. Most of us at least. The others believe the Ahkam will come for us but we know we are dead either way. The young master was slain, an unforgivable crime. We are all taught that we must die before any harm comes to the young masters," their head falls once more, their voice heavy with defeat.You look across the soldiers to those that still stood, "And you that still stand? You still deny my offer and made your choice?" There is silence until you snap, "Well?"There is a scattered murmur of defiance and small prayers to the Ahkam in response. You sigh and motion to those still standing, "Very well then," you motion a hand and the Talons that stood ready outside the brig surge forth.Shouts erupt as the Talons flood into the cells to pull the struggling soldiers free. They are brought forth and lined up for those still in their cells to watch. Methodically you move from captive to captive, your spear or hand reaching out to drain their life from them, shriveled corpses falling to the ground then drug off to be tossed into the Cauldrons.>cont
>>45128371Wonder how's agona doing
>>45128631I imagine her passing her free time playing dominoes with random obsidian born in her fortress.
>>45128595Silence fills the room as you turn to regard those remaining, "I will accept no duplicity. I will know if you are lying. Your lives and deaths are now property of the New Necrotic Armada. You will be split up and reassigned. Most of you will join my Necrolyte Legion to fight alongside the other living that have joined my cause. The rest of you will be sent to Rukor as reparations. There you will help the Ructu villages recover from your attacks and greed," as you finish the doors of the cells slide open for the Talons to guide the new Necrolytes to the ships that will take them to their new assignments.>Gained 60 Necrolyte RecruitsWhat shall you do now?So far there is no sign of the Osjiic or Ahkam fleets.Agona spends her time on her fortress or in her ship overseeing the Rukor system.Lorgul is fully healed and aching for another fight but occupying himself by training with the two DisciplesNekris is still with the Voidsinger and Necrolytes for the moment(btw check out this awesome Lorgul fanart)
>>45128752It is indeed awesome.
>>45128752Lead the search on Ruktor for the Kaiju?That is some bloody awesome fanart
>>45128752Can we start a capital city on horizon drop or similarly habitable planet or are we gonna be space nomads
>>45128752Well this is actually quite vexing, we've knocked off most of our to do list already. Can we get mining operations on that metal rich world our necrolytes found?
>>45128752The vast Beast as the Ructu natives called the mysterious creature, was elusive despite its size. Aquatic Gargoyles and other units fill the waters of Rukor spreading wide and diving deep. There is fear within them, the cold blackness pressing on all sides but they persist, searching for the Beast of Rukor.Do you wish to send a general to search or rely on Reconstructed soldiers?>Send Nekris>Send Jadyk>Rely on Reconstructed>>45129013That's where a portion of the Excavators and Diggers you just made are going to get started. They are going to start a mining operation and hide most of their activity underground in the tunnels they will make.>>45128996Of course you can.Support for creation of capitol city?>Y/N?Also, Support for creation of a Flagship- 3000B 2000M (cost not including weapons)>Y/N?
>>45129191>Send Nekris>Send JadykWe should get to see how Nekris works, personally. Sure might as well>Y>Y
>>45129191>send nekrisy lets make it for the planesrunners y
>>45127711That's been finished actually. It housed the 100 catoblepas and was connected to the kelp farms since they switched from wild grazing to a factory farm life which suits the lazy creatures well. The Factory will have to be expanded accordingly but that will be done automatically.
>>45129191>Send JadykSupport for creation of capitol city?>NHate to be a naysayer, but we don't have enough subjects to fill a city yet. >Y
>>45129191>Send Jadyk>Send Nekris>Y>Y
>>45129191Bloat Carriers appear in the white dwarf system, their cargo holds full of freshly crafted Diggers and Entropic Excavators. The oblong ships land on the dry planet and release their cargo into the depths of dry canyons. The mechanized Reconstructed rumble into life and begin to dig with churning drills and pulverizing sledges into the hard rock.>Mining Operation begunThe shipyards on the moon of Horizon's Drop dedicate a portion of each pylon to begin crafting parts of the largest construction effort yet. The two unused Capitol Construction Pylons growing and connecting the massive spine of bone and metal that would be the main support of the colossal craft.>Flagship Construction begun (5%)Where would you like to begin construction of a capitol city on Horizon's Drop? >Current Colony site>Mountains (Already contain subterranean facilities, the in progress Deep Rot, and Jadyks personal bunker)>Plains>Swamps>OceanThis city will house your living subjects when they are not engaged elsewhere. Food, water and housing will all be provided for them along with the constant protection that comes from life with the Necrotic Armada. The Think Tanks say they will plan the buildings and layout of the city to be friendly to species of all shapes and sizes.It seems to be a tie with Jadyk and Nekris. Break it or I shall send them both.
>>45129542nekris and make it in the >Mountains (Already contain subterranean facilities, the in progress Deep Rot, and Jadyks personal bunker)
>>45129542>Mountains (Already contain subterranean facilities, the in progress Deep Rot, and Jadyks personal bunker)Send them both
>>45129542>>Mountains (Already contain subterranean facilities, the in progress Deep Rot, and Jadyks personal bunker)
>>45129542>Mountains (Already contain subterranean facilities, the in progress Deep Rot, and Jadyks personal bunker)I guess we can change it some point if necessary.
>>45129542Also, good morning OP. Nice to catch the tread alive.
>>45129542It was Jor that suggests the city to you. He contacts you for a daily report though he had long ago just started sending them through a Think Tank or Reconstructed. The human wore his exosuit adorned with red and gray cloth but his helm was retracted showing his dark gaunt skin but he smiles in the holographic screen as he bows, "Hail Lord Jadyk," he greets as usual.His idea for the city came to him in a dream. A city made of chitin and bone and metal, housing vast numbers of the living as they sang hymns and tributes to the Armada and the Conquering Worm. He saw black towers rising from mountain peaks and pale bone walls. The Living and Dead coexisting in a metropolis that rang with the songs of the Wormstar.It was quite a shock when you hear the human start to hum the tune he recalled from his dream. A tune of haunting familiarity that hadn't been sung in the eons since the Chitin Choir was shattered with the death of the Wormstar.He flushes in embarrassment when he realized you were staring silently at him and he apologizes but you cut him off with a raised hand. Thanking the human you say that his dreams are most grand and will be realized. A grand vision of a capitol for the New Necrotic Armada. He bows deeply before the screen flickers out.The spear writhes within your ribcage like a dark heart, the semi-sentient weapon recalling the songs as well as it hums softly. Across the world of Horizon's Drop coffins and transports begin to take metal and biomass from the local mines and catoblepas farms. The mountains surrounding your personal bunker begin to sprout the black metal frames of tall towers and the pale skeletons of bone and chitin walls.Capitol City begun (-500B -500M Daily until complete)
>>45129804Holy shit, is Jor getting memos from our dead god?
>>45129804I'm gonna head to bed can't wait to see what we name the city anything but necropolis. to obvious
>>45129804There is a flash of light in the Rukor system as the Bloat Carriers that had transported the new Necrolyte Recruits, both former Ahkam and Lavafather Stonestars, along with the mining Reconstructed. They only carried a pair of passengers and a cargo hold full of the salvage and research samples from the Confederate facility.Nekris and his Alpha Stalker depart from the sub-capitol as it passes your battlecruiser on it's way to Horizon's Drops research base. The pair of undead drift several kilometers guided by Nekris' latent telekinesis to connect with the capitol ship. Brushing himself free of frost the General joins you on the bridge, his cloak adorned with the bones of a Diver Sunscale hiding his array of weapons.Kneeling before you in a deep bow Predator Nekris greets you and gives a report on the Necrolyte Legion. The Voidsinger commanded his forces well with minimal losses. The former Osjiic and Dagger fought well after working the rust out and proved to be quite competent in dealing with the dangerous situation. He mentions several of their number to keep watch over, the Voidsinger already promoting several into leadership positions. A kesh sniper deadly and keen of eye, a vorh technician that handled technology and computers with ease, an osjiic shieldbearer who threw herself into harms way to defend her comrades, and a human woman that fought with a trolls ferocity despite missing an arm.You nod in satisfaction and thank him for his input and help. A screen flickers to life behind the general and he turns to face it as you motion. Images of the attack from the Beast taken from the surviving troops flash across the screen. He stares silently at the screen but you can feel his excitement grow.His face is a rictus grin as he looks to you, "When do we start?" his Alpha Stalker hisses and shivers, mirroring his contained excitement.Roll me 3d100 best of first 3 for searching for the Beast of Rukor
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>45130114
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>45130114Fishing
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>45130114
Rolled 97, 8, 66 = 171 (3d100)>>45130114
>>45130225Can you not see the rolls?
>>45130254I see people rolling 1d100s
Rolled 61, 86, 37 = 184 (3d100)>>45130114
Rolled 87, 63, 53 = 203 (3d100)>>45130114
>>45130264And that kind of reading comprehension failure is a pretty good indicator that the sleep deprivation is starting to get bad. Night Jyoti, thanks for running.
>>45129895I imagine beings on the level of the Dread Wormstar handle death a bit differently than mere mortals, hell, Ghul was the same way, lingering eons after his death through the pieces of him and through him his dead god.Like, the Wormstar may be legitimately and truly dead, never coming back, but it's essence would still linger eternally and may still be conscious, and Jadyk was it's most favored, it's most loyal follower, who is STILL faithful and loyal to it even when he believes it to be truly dead, so it may seek to aid him.
>>45130074Os Deus.Os Anima.
>>45130114As hurricanes raged across the continent the ructu claimed ships descend through the storms before plunging into the rough seas. Cargo holds open releasing clouds of aquatic gargoyles and troops, the creatures spreading far and wide with the help of the ships before they dive down.The Gargoyles dash through the water, their large eyes drinking in whatever little light there was down in the abyss and smelling the scents carried by fast currents. Squid and eels dart away from the swimmers though a Hunter Squid almost claims a gargoyle until a Talon riddles it with shardspitter flechettes making the creature dart away with an angry flash of color.Jadyk and Nekris each stand on their own corvettes as they descend deeper and deeper scanning the dark waters. The search was slow going, there was a LOT of water to search with a planet comprised mainly of it.You were growing anxious and somewhat bored with the search, the spear lashing in your grip when a pilot at a screen shouts out in alarm. There was a sudden rush of displayed water as a large tendril darts out of the darkness reaching for the ship. Repeater Cannons create a flurry of bubbles as they fire and necrotic flayers slice into the flesh of the Beast, the corvette accelerating out of it's reach.As more of the tentacles rose out to reach for the ship the dark abyss suddenly becomes blindingly bright. The Beast of Rukor was a massive organism, easily as large as a full sized battleship, it's tentacles a thick as coffins reaching out with surprising speed. It's body pulses and ripples with a staggeringly complex pattern of lights moving across it's surface.>cont
>>45130579The corvette was slow and sluggish in the water, it's weapons hampered as well but they still cut deep and make the groping tentacles recoil in pain when they stray too close. One of the limbs manages to strike an edge of the craft sending it spinning in the water. The world spins around you and your cameras struggle to watch the Beast reaching for you once more.Just as it was about to strike there were several flashes of light as Needle missiles erupt against its hide making it recoil and twist sending shockwaves through the water. Nekris' corvette appears in the gloom, necrotic flayers cutting through the water into it's side. The Beast twists with surprising speed in the water, its boneless body allowing it to twist at nearly impossible angles for it's size.Tentacles lash out for Nekris' craft but another salvo of needles stave off the limbs as he distracts the Beast long enough for your corvette to gain control of its self and stop the spin. You clack your jaw in a grimace as your non-existent stomach churns from the rapid spin.The Beast was durable but it was injured, it's dark blood making the water even darker.How shall you deal with this leviathan?>(Write in)
>>45130633SEIZE IT. DOMINATE IT. USE IT. We shall change it into a Lord of Winter!
>>45130633Launch Jadyk like a torpedo into the Beast. Once he is inside he pours his Necrotic powers into it. Kill it from the inside out.BUT, don't stop there. Have the Beast taken to Nekris bunker. While Jadyk is still inside have a metric ton of Biomass pumped into the Beast. Jadyk will reconstruct it from the inside out.Maybe we can turn it into a bioship or something like the ME reapers
>>45130633Capture it first Either its a feral god or something else
>>45130633Have jadyk get out of his craft and hose this invertebrate bastard with necrotic energy using his spear.
>>45130633Capture the Beast and bend it to his will.
>>45130491Did a dirty google translation.So...Mouth of God? Mouth of Souls? Soul Mouth?Better than Necropolis at least.
How is this game played? Yes, noob here.
>>45130695what the hell, supporting. could be good
>>45130755Vote and roll This quest focus on strategy and on decisions regarding build orders
>>45130633Various options suggestedAttempt domination (Unknown if sentient or not)Capture and subdueKill itPlease make your choices now.
>>45130837>Attempt domination (Unknown if sentient or not)>Capture and subdue
>>45130792roll an invisible dice? is there some example i can watch/read and follow?Thanks
>>45130870The sticky tells you how to roll >>15396072
>>45130837Do the Jadyk torpedo idea. Kill it and Reconstruct it
>>45130837>Attempt DominationRoll me 3d100 best of first 3 please
Rolled 35, 38, 23 = 96 (3d100)>>45130940Crush its will!
Rolled 45, 49, 65 = 159 (3d100)>>45130940
>>45130951>>45130957Save us third roller!
Rolled 93, 37, 64 = 194 (3d100)>>45130940
>>45130940The Beast lashes after Nekris in a pained rage, shockwaves rippling through the water as it twisted. The Predators corvette fires in desperation after the pursuing limbs to drive them off but the bleeding tentacles reach just a little further with each attempt.Your corvette aims it's hull mounted spine cannon at the Beast and fires but it wasn't a slug of ultra-dense bone that launched from the weapon. Bubbles stream around you as you follow your extended spear twisting through the water like a drill.An eye as large as a Coffin turns to watch you tearing through the water, Necrotic energy flashing around your form. There was no time for the creature to dodge before you collide with it. Your spear pierces the thick hide and anchors itself into the color shifting flesh. Ripples of angry red radiate out from the point of contact as it ceases it's pursuit of the Corvette.Kneeling on the great Beast you rear your hand back, the runes and sigils of domination carved into the armor and very bones of your arm up to she shoulder. The limb blazes with Necrotic Power boiling the water around it before you plunge your arm to the shoulder into its body.The Beast of Rukor spasms as it's body is flooded with Necrotic energy, it's primitive mind awash with agony it had never encountered in it's centuries alive. With a grunt you pull back the stump of your shoulder as your hand claws and crawls its way deep into the Beast.The spear retracts with a spurt of inky blood as you drift away from leviathan. It's coloration flashes and pulses with chaotic patterns that slowly grow sluggish and darker. Finally its movements cease and the colors fade away. You watch as the Beast slowly drifts into the darkness below but you can sense it, even kilometers away.Nekris passes by with his corvette swallowing you like a large fish. Joining him on the bridge of the corvette he glances at your missing arm then turns to the screens showing the silhouette of the sinking creature.
>>45131141Ok I think I should call it here. I hope folks had fun, I know I did running it.Thread is archived, please vote for it you want. I'll stick around for a bit until this caffeine high wears off to answer any questions or discuss troop building if anyone has any suggestions.
>>45131233Nooooo! Not a cliffhanger!Thanks for running though, it was quite a lot of fun!
Two concepts I. Future unwilling captives should be experimented on to create a false life apparatus where we can create sentient undead that outwardly appear to be living things but are actually very durable reconstructed these could be used for infiltration and diplomatic missions And secondly since our brush with onlivion at the hands(?) of the thunder snake we should work on a contingency plan I was thinking a specialised cauldron, a phalactery for our great lord in case the worst should occur he can be reborn
Also is there a way to upgrade the dominion spikes to allow direct contact with the brain, so Jaydk could speak directly with living servants or even scan their surface thoughts What better way for our subjects to speak with their lord then via silent prayer
>>45131310I will say it is possible. Just not now with your current tech and skills.The dreamstones do allow Jadyk to communicate directly with a user, growing to influence their dreams and waking thoughts with prolonged exposure to the stone.It would be possible to start handing out Dreamstones though among your Necrolytes and living minions
>>45131345Maybe interstate smaller dream stones into armour and equipment perhaps if we find the ghost undead we can find a way to retain the minds of the living subjects who die an integrate their consciousness with the new think tank Living subjects would probably be more willing to serve if they can see their ancestors minds live on after death and can be contacted
good no longer banned for switching from my mobile. GraveQM, love the quest line would love to see this as a book or game some day. in the mere time enjoy some fan art of Jadyk at his Cauldron
>>45131955This is cool anon! Good job.
>>45131955Oh dang mang, this is pretty amazing. Thank you!
>>45131955Did you get banned for speaking out against Myrm like I did?
>>45131955That's some freaking badass fan art there anon.>>45134437>Getting banned for posting about Myrm>Not getting Myrm banned for posting in response to youStep it up anon.
>>45134953Hey man it's happened twice where I point out it's myrm shitposting and I somehow get banned.It's why I almost missed running on thursday
>>45134995Have you tried just reporting him? It's probably what he's doing to you after he's finished his masterfully written posts telling you to return to /mlp/ and commit suicide.
>>45135145Everytime I see him post. Nothing sticks. It's as if he has friends on the inside
>>45135179You know, I'm really not one for conspiracy theories, but it is really weird the way he keeps openly evading bans while random anons who try and get him to knock it off get banned instead. At the bare minimum that's highly preferential treatment.
>>45135446He's a curse we all must bear
>>45135446lol someone is shouting at him in the Civ general. I bet that poor sap gets banned and Myrm will just continue his shitposting
Wait, it's over? Fuck.
>>45134953>>45134437No hot banned for proxying, apparent switching from mobile data to my wifi is a no no