Eyegores watch across multiple systems as the Osjiic and Ahkam react to your decoy attacks.Salvage and repair operations are well underway on the crippled Ahkam battlecruiser drifting ever closer to the upper atmosphere of the ice planet. It threatens to plummet to the frozen world below but ships of various size swarm the valuable ship attempting to prevent such a catastrophic occurrence. The communications in the system are a frenzy of rumor and guesswork. Your modest strike force evolving into a full enemy fleet in a matter of hours.The Osjiic system your Ahkam decoys had attacked still reel in shock. All but two of their sub-capitols destroyed and those still mostly in one piece grounded until repairs and supplies could be ferried from off world. The troopers hunker down in the shell of their barely started outpost, soldiers manning turrets and weapons hastily salvaged from the wrecked craft. Their communications were sparse, only contacting the few Osjiic on patrol through the lightly forested continent.Lights flash as a trio of blocky Osjiic ships, a pair of corvettes flanking a frigate, appear in the sky of the world hours later. Dropships descend from the craft as the survivors bring their injured to be taken away for proper medical treatment. Intercepted communications revealing they were but a patrol sent, by the Fleet you were tracking, to investigate the distress beacon. They speak of the Ahkam attack and the system they believe they fled to, a known Ahkam controlled agricultural world, and possible retaliatory strikes.Across nearby systems your enemies recoil from your attacks, both believing the other to be the culprit so far. You realize your Armada was becoming more adept at this misdirection and you ponder how you can compel them further into conflict with each other.You only had two days before they arrived. There was still much to do.
>>45364435Welcome back folks, let's get this goingPastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/ceronullMake sure to follow my twitter where I announce the threads: https://twitter.com/CeroTheNullArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsAsk.fm: http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuestStockpile:>113980B (300 Catoblepas: 10500B, 10 Herds: 190B, Hunting outposts: 150B, 1000 Kelp Vats: 10000B)>54210M (200 Diggers 4000M, 50 Entropic Excavators 7500M Daily, 40 Harvesters 2400M)>Capitol City 25% (-500B -500M Daily)>Deep Rot 45%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)>225 Crit Crawls (125 EMP 100 Exp)>160 Stalkers (2 Packs)>1 Alpha Stalker>120 Shadows (2 Clusters)>100 Think Tanks>25 CauldronsNecrolyte Legion:>1 Voidsinger (loyal)>321 Legionnaires>200 Stonestar Warriors>1 Light Cruiser>2 Frigates>2 CorvettesEnslaved Minions:>Jor (loyal)>30 Osjiic>25 Dagger>31 Colonists>6 Stonestar>25 Plainsrunner Osogo>4 RuctuGuests:>Obsidianborn Construct>30 Stonestar Researchers>300 Stonestar WarriorsVehicles/Ships:>3 Void Terrors>100 Chariots>95 Coffins>50 Support Coffins>220 Nails>40 Piercing Nails>43 Corvette>34 Frigates>10 Dagger disguised Frigates>5 Osjiic disguised Frigates>14 Osjiic disguised Fighters>4 ahkam frigates>6 ahkam corvettes>30 ahkam fighters>13 Light Cruisers>10 Heavy Cruiser>10 Bloat Carriers>10 Terrordromes>2 Battlecruisers>10 Eyegores>1 Dagger Clanship>1 Ahkam Destroyer (Inoperable)Ships in Construction:>12 light cruisers (5 complete in 2 Turns)>1 Flagship (30%)
>>45364501Completed Research:>Beasts Parasites: The multitude of parasites living inside the Beast was quite staggering, most of them comprised of mostly worm-like creatures. These worms burrowed through the flesh of the Beast and living within it's veins. Ranging from only a few inches long to specimens several yards long the parasites exhibited a diversity of species. Many sported large mandibles dripping with a numbing venom and sported tough bristles that aided in their movement through dirt or flesh.>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 ambush them from 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.>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. Fast-growing and gaining nutrients from nearly anything organic it's acids have caused many of the huts and building it overgrew to collapse as it ate the wooden supports.
ayy! Was worried you wernt gonna run today!
>>45364540Unlocked:Devouring Swarm: A collective of meter long worm-like reconstructed that are little more than a mouth of powerful crushing mandibles and a stomach. Traveling in groups devouring swarms consume everything in their path chewing through flesh, plasteel and metal with equal zeal. Short-lived the worms only have an overwhelming drive to devour everything they can before they go inert and rigid, bloated on biomass and metal. The worms can then be collected and processed in a Cauldron for the biomass and metal they gathered. Cost: 80BBestial Strength: An adaptation that provides a marked increase in strength through denser and stronger muscle fibers made of flesh and metal. Denser bones provide an increased resistance to crushing damage. Cost: 2BWasting Sludge: A potent bioweapon the Wasting Sludge is a bright blue slime made up of a fast-replicating microorganism. Highly acidic and energetic the algae-like microorganism breaks down all manner of organic matter to fuel it's rapid life-cycle of replicating and consuming. While unable to do much damage to metal and inorganic matter the sludge is quite potent and can reduce flora and fauna to a pile of goo within minutes. While capable of minute bursts of movement to extend pseudopods in attempts to reach new feeding grounds it is unable to move at any speed under its own power. This requires it to be dispersed through the air either sprayed through a modified chemical thrower weapon or with an airburst explosive.Current Research>Combat Telekinesis: Very Slow>Crystal Energy Sponge: Slow>Advanced Cyborg: Medium>Military A.I.: Slow>Vaporizer: Medium>Necrotic Vats: Medium>Beast Dissection: Medium>Sedation Gas: Slow>Combat Drone: Medium>Communications Jamming: Slow>Boarding Pod: Medium>Sabotage Pod: Medium>Ship Grapnel: Slow>Boarding Claws: Medium
>>45364435Woohoo, DASQ time! I've prepared a pretty huge list of things we ought to address before the Akham and Osijic arrive, so I'll just go ahead and post it now in case anyone wants to add anything.Add advanced camouflage to our shadow unitsCreate 300 diggers- 4500MCreate 100 entropic excavators- 5000B 16000MCreate 300 catoblepas- 6000BCreate 40 portable Pin missile pods- 560MCreate 50 Hearses- 750MConstruct 2 Battleships- 560B 1860MConstruct 3 destroyers- 660B 2280MConstruct 5 battlecruisers- 1000B 4250MTotal cost- 13220B 30200MOn Horizon's DropConstruct 200 Solar Energy converters- 300B 300MConstruct AA missile bunker- 50B 150MConstruct 6 sub-capitol pylons- 6000B 4800MConstruct 3 small craft pylons- 2400B 1800MTotal cost- 8750B 7050MOn Lavafather's MoonConstruct AA missile bunker- 50B 150MConstruct 3 Lichen farms- 450B 60MConstruct Advanced System Sensor- 15B 15MTotal cost- 500B 210MOn RukorConstruct AA missile bunker- 50B 150MGrand Total- 22520B 37610MNow, I figure we'll have to temporarily pause work on our flagship to make those captiol ships, but we really should do that now. As awesome as it will be when it's finished, there's no way we can complete our flagship before our battle with them, but we could finish a squadron of capitol ships by then. Having a well rounded force to meet our enemies should take precedence here.
The devorouring worms sound amazing can't wait for conflict
hey is there a update on deep rot ?
>>45364737It's currently 45% complete, if you check the OP.
>>45364662On Horizon's Drop your city grows by the day, towers and walls reaching up to the snow-heavy clouds. Smooth bone and pitted metal blend with the stone of the mountain range, steppes and landings carved with the skeletons of buildings being erected.Your newest charge, the infant named David, was under constant watch from passing reconstructed. Talons would pause in their tasks and approach the overly stressed parents and infant. They would reach out with sharp claws carefully but always the mother would snap and lash out at the reconstructed sending them scurrying away.The plainsrunners pause their pilgrimage to mourn the passing of the injured elder. Red-Leaf-Strains' heart weighs heavy with guilt, the dreamstone an even heavier burden. The old osogo would've lived several more full years on the plains if they had stayed to their normal ways. Red-Leaf-Strainss sisters stand by her side as they look at the cairn of mountain stone already covered in a layer of snow. They stay and mourn the deceased for some time until the youngsters begin to complain of the cold and the herd begins their trek once more in silence.The ructu began to suffer in their burrows, their food-stores all but depleted. Their only saving grace was the kelp but it was not enough for the crustacean like natives. There was one brave or foolish or starved ructu fishing crew that tried to take their boat out in a seeming lull of the storms but they were not out for longer than an hour with land still well in view when a sudden swell of wind tosses their ship against a reef. The surviving ructu are brought home, clinging to the backs of stalkers and left on the wave battered shores.There was much to be done and much to prepare for.
>>45364726Dang, nice list.Add advanced camouflage to our shadow unitsCreate 300 diggers- 4500MCreate 100 entropic excavators- 5000B 16000MCreate 300 catoblepas- 6000BCreate 40 portable Pin missile pods- 560MCreate 50 Hearses- 750MConstruct 2 Battleships- 560B 1860MConstruct 3 destroyers- 660B 2280MConstruct 5 battlecruisers- 1000B 4250MTotal cost- 13220B 30200MOn Horizon's DropConstruct 200 Solar Energy converters- 300B 300MConstruct AA missile bunker- 50B 150MConstruct 6 sub-capitol pylons- 6000B 4800MConstruct 3 small craft pylons- 2400B 1800MTotal cost- 8750B 7050MOn Lavafather's MoonConstruct AA missile bunker- 50B 150MConstruct 3 Lichen farms- 450B 60MConstruct Advanced System Sensor- 15B 15MTotal cost- 500B 210MOn RukorConstruct AA missile bunker- 50B 150MGrand Total- 22520B 37610MAll in support?
>>45364726Id like to support this, I like the distribution. Well done, anon
>>45364662Whoops forgot an important part about the Wasting Sludge. After it has consumed all available biomass it goes inert and can be harvested to gain the biomass it consumed.
>>45365287I am in favor of all of these. Btw Jyoti, do we have to vote to upgrade our existing Kelp vats into kelp-eel vats? I've noticed their daily biomass output has remained the same after we finished researching that.
>>45365461Well fuckadoodle. You're right. It's supposed to be at 10500 daily. Oops. I thought I had changed it.
>>45365287Let it Begin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoupNUyM9-8Remind the Beast is becoming one of these
>>45365287Sounds good to me
>>45365287You know you will be entrenched in war soon and would need a larger fleet and force than what you currently possess. While already formidable they were still a far shadow of your ancient fleet. You speak to your Think Tanks and across several worlds and systems Cauldrons churn.New pylons are constructed on Horizon's Drops moon and quickly set into motion assembling a new order of ships. Bunkers are dug deep and reinforced as dedicated Cauldrons begin crafting the absurd amount of missiles needed to stock the new defenses.Fields of black and gray dishes of bone are lifted and turn on supports of bone and muscle to follow the sun on the barren polar ice caps of Horizons drop. Vats of fluid churn and bubble underneath as microorganisms reliant on the necrotic addiction replicate then crystallize into stout crystals harvested for the Fleet.Deep below Agona's fortress on the Lavafathers moon the diggers had long ago punched into a cave with a potent mineral hotspring. Ignored until now the underground cavern is expanded and reinforced. Talons and Stonestars move through the carved channels, transplanting altered fungal-lichen buds that quickly take root in the hot water and begin to spread. Several hours later the new chitin-slugs are lead in and they begin to graze, the nubs of their shells ringing their bodies as the chitin started to grow.New diggers and entropic excavators are spread throughout your mining operations, nearly tripling your former workforce. Many of the excavators are sent to the metal rich sister-moon to the Lavafathers or to the system the Necrolytes occupied.
>>45365837An alert from Agona distracts you from your task of building and managing resources and you quickly accept the diversion. A screen flickers to light on the Battlecruiser and you watch in confusion as it shows a pile of dark gray boulders. You were about to question Agona when the bulk shudders and lifts as one into the air.Not a pile of boulders but a ship. The barest of skeletons for a flight-capable ship you look over a brief detailing of the planned ships with curiosity as the stone craft sails across the mountain tops flanked by a pair of Coffins. A central chamber held a molten core of an Obsidianborn war-construct. It's crystalline "brain" keeping the stone molten, providing both control and power for the craft.The Warships would have dense metal bulkheads and sturdy stone for the hulls and weapons the Obsidianborn weaponcrafters were having a grand time designing. Among them a cannon to launch globs of molten stone and a flak weapon firing clouds of razor sharp stone.Already the pylons of the Lavafather shipyard are in motion, moving metal, stone, and bone to craft the very first of true warships. The prototype craft twirls through the air, the mind of an ecstatic Obsidianborn screaming in joy as it swerves up suddenly, racing through the perpetual storm clouds. Finally it breaches the atmosphere and the voice of the Obsidianborn goes silent as it looks across the impossibly large gas giant looming over them and the star glittering in the distance.You receive a personal message, short and informal, from the Lavafather."Thank you, my friend.">Lavafather's forces have gained spaceflight
>>45366067Inform him that with enough effort we could transfer his being to a massive ship which would also house the Stonestars, it would doom his planet though,
>>45366186Or we find a way to transport the entire planet without destroying the atmosphere or ecosystem.With the levels of Space-Magic in this quest I think it might work
>>45366186Hey man, we don't actually know if we could do that, and we don't know if would doom his planet. He definitely wouldn't be down with it if that were the case, as it would doom his loyal subjects.Speaking of stonestars, I wonder how the Akham allied clans are doing. If they decide to submit to us, we'll have half of the entire species to resettle and turn into Necrolytes.
>>45366244I think Jyoti forgot about them
>>45366244He is literally the core of the planet dude that is pretty dooming.
>>45366335No he isn't, he's bound to the heart of his volcano, not the entire mantle of the moon.
>>45366186Nah, we can make that offer later, we don't even have our own flagship ready, how could we be lifting entire volcano into space?Literally no reason to get his hopes up.
>>45366067As the Obsidianborn ship returns to the shipyards for further upgrades and tune-ups it passes over a startlingly large mass of stonestars.A mass-migration moves across the volcanic fields to the base of Agona's plateau fortress where they stop and wait as you feel the stonestars possessing your domination spikes begin to ascend the cliffs. Gargoyles circle over the collected stonestars as they count and inspect. Several hundred of the stone-armored echinoderms arrive carrying slug-leather packs or dragging sledges with egg-cases sealed in resin. They had no war-beasts, only flakeshells and an assortment of livestock.Punisher Agona stands at the summit with the Obsidianborn emissary, the traitor stonestar leaders cowering before the powerful warrior. There was no need for a translator now, the domination spikes allowing the generals words to be understood as she gruffly spoke to them, "Have your people made their decision? We were able to convince the Lavafather to hold off as we waited," she says with hand resting on the hilt of her morningstar, the weapon easily outweighing a stonestar.A single stonestar steps forth from the others, lowering it's body to the ground in a sign of supplication. The gesture is repeated by the other stonestar leaders as the shell of the first clacks solemnly, "We brought word to our people. Many wish to remain behind and fight. They have fled across the sulfur plains and plan to hole up there," the general folds her arms across her chest as Nails turn to speed off in search for the renegade aliens, "Those we brought...they wish for life even if we must leave our home. We submit to the whims of the Necrotic Armada..."Far below the mass of stonestar supplicants lower themselves to the ground, mimicking the gesture as they reluctantly sign away their futures.>Gained Traitor Stonestar clans: 540 Stonestars>>45366289uuuuuuhhh, I neither confirm nor deny this accusation
>>45366591You now have a large amount of Stonestar refugees to tend to and house. They are allowed to stay for now at the base of Agona's fortress but they will need somewhere to house those unable to join the Necrolyte Legion.Of the 540 you gained only 350 of them are capable of warfare, many of them elderly, children or crippled from warfare already. Many at the hands and weapons of Agona's forces.What would you like to do with your subjects?
>>45366743Can you give us some info on what kind of environment Stonestars are most comfortable in? If we're going to resettle these dudes off world we might as well keep an eye out for a decent virgin world we can turn into a colony for them. In the meantime, we could get our Necrolytes to train them in basic tactics, but seperately from the Stonestars loyal to the lavafather. Wouldn't want any fights breaking out.
>>45366743I'm thinking just integrate them with the Necrolytes.
>>45366743Have them serve time in the mines to cleanse them of there past sins
>>45366875I'm liking the idea that we turn the mines of our main world as a sort of holy pilgrimage of sorts
>>45366932>>45366743Speaking of the mines of our main world, have we ever actually gone back and excavated our prison?
>>45366814They prefer warm and damp. mostly dark conditions because of their world. They can survive on drier worlds but it is irritating and leads to their sensitive skin drying out. The Stonestars already out and about have forgone their primitive stone and have switched to cauldron forged suits of chitin and metal plates that are kept moist and warm inside to keep them comfortable.Ideally a world as close to the moon would be best though they can survive well enough if they stay underground in warm moist conditions.Their diets consist mainly on livestock and harvested fungal-lichen but they can survive on synthetic versions that Dagger scientists have developed on the Clanship. The pirates have a sophisticated food processor system able to create a variety of processed foods to fit the dietary needs of many races since they consist of various alien races. These food processors can be made elsewhere, the daggers already making one on Horizon's Drop during their time in the Colony.>>45366962It became the basis of your underground bunker fortress. It was cleaned up and expanded with the Deep Rot being constructed in the heart of the mountain below the former prison.
>>45367002Ah okay, guess there weren't any clues left behind then.
Idea, skip drives work by jumping from gravity wellsWith the power of the void we can manipulate gravity What if we made a gravity well in front of a ship at an unchanging distance, then activate the skip drive to go to that well.The ship would move but so would the will. In theory we could have super fast skip ships that can go anywhere Sorry if I'm bad at explaining. I'm not good with English
>>45366962Are you kidding? We turned into a super-city/bunker/palace/farm/factory/cauldron housing/super computer/garage from which we rule our empire. Oh, and we turned that fucking chair we were pinned to for eons into a pimped out ride.
>>45367036That's a really good idea.I believe that's how the Warp-Drives in Hive Queen Quest work too.
>>45367036This seems like a good way to accidentally black-hole a ship. Let's wait until we're not in preparation for a critical battle before we start dicking around with artificial gravity wells
>>45367036Your explanation was great! I like the idea, maybe we should get some thinkers testing it.
>>45367072It would be how out uber big ships would move
>>45367035It was a blank walled prison.Jadyk went kind of insane with boredom for a few millenia there
Suggestion for a new boarding/shock assault unit:Troll base (12B, 3M)Beastial Strength (2B)Metal Sheathed Bones (3M)Zapper organs (1B 2M)Arc WeaponsBeserker Gland (3B)Conductive Armor (2M)Bladed Armor (3M)Advanced Jump Pack (10M)Total: 18B 23MWhat do you think?
>>45367002In that case I think it would be best if we moved them to horizon's drop and created a pressurized and humidified environment in the tunnels underneath our fortress. This will keep them under our close watch and dependent on us for survival, and gives them plenty of opportunities to earn our favor. >>45367036That's an interesting idea, it actually sounds quite similar to the warp drives in HQQ, now that I think about it.
>>45367115Some part of me thinks that he is still in there and this all is his mad dreams
>>45367123Add a void power last resort bomb and you should be good
>>45367123I like it! But isn't conductive armor kind of overspecialized? So far the only enemy we've seen that uses electrical attacks are the juvenile Akham. Why not put standard armor on them for 2M?
>>45367193It was more that they could be outfitted with lightning guns and have no risk of friendly fire
>>45367193Na, keep the special armer, adds to the shock trouper theme
>>45367123Add power armer and void powersAdd absolutely everything that can be added. We need some elite guys
>>45367263Makes sense to me.
GraveQM, how much would a suicide EMP burst = to a crit crawl, cost to install in a unit as a on-death fuck you
>>45367272>shock trouper theme>pic related>>45367115Well I guess that does kind of explain the change in attitude from his days in the Undying Court.
>>45367308Speaking of crit crawls... VOID CRIT CRAWLS! Just think about it!
>>45367358Pic dropped.>>45367302Nah, that's the Necrolytes and Lorgul's domain, we need expendable rip and tear units.
>>45367002Support for building a tunnel system on Horizon's Drop for the Stonestars to live in?>Y/N?>>45367144_____________iunno>>45367193Bladed armor is the same as standard armor but with blades>>45367308You could try researching EMP mines and grenades using Ion technology.Support for adding>Ion Pulse Charges: Fast>Y/N?>>45367358Yeah his complete, absolute boredom made him crave interaction. That's why he keeps so many living servants and creates intelligent generals with personalities now.
>>45367370So they would make large implosions?
>>45367399>Y>YThoughts on this >>45367036
>>45367399>Y>YSo could you have bladed conductive armor, or just one or the other?
>>45367399They like hot and wet... We could just have them live in the sewers of the super city we are making>ion puls >yYou reply to the it's just a dream idea unnerves me
>>45367460Why not powered bladed conductive armor with arcs of lightning jumping from blade to blade?
>>45367424>>45367036That would require extensive research and some rolls. It would be a dangerous undertaking but with my soft sci-fi approach to things that could probablywork>>45367460You can combine them yes.>>45367469Me too
>>45367501Because exoskeletons benefit living troops, not reconstructed troops
>>45367566...if you make it all a dream then fuck you.Unless... We win the quest fully, then the masked show up, we wake up back in our cell. We never got out. But in our hand is a wooben mask. Them the events at the start of the game happen. We smile, we know what to do
>>45367571But what if you cranked up up way past what a living can use?
>>45367656Anon, you just turned me on a bit
>>45367656Man, even that would be a buzz kill. Fuck, now I want to track down Akka-tor just for reassurance that this isn't a fever dream of lich bored to undeath.
>>45367672The entire point of the power armour was to let the living compete on the level of reconstructed, with the phat boosts the unit already has, there isn't really any need, and it boosts the cost unnesseraly
>>45367566Actually, could you convert the spring-razor trap into a on death activate intergrated into their armor
>>45367566Punisher Agona looks over the stonestars gathered before her and grunts. A Think Tank whispers to her and she points a heavy finger at the traitor stonestars, "Your people will camp here until a place is prepared for you. You will be joining our Lord Jadyk at the capitol of the New Necrotic Armada where you will serve him for the rest of your species existence. Be joyous. You will not feel the righteous flames of the Lavafather," she says before turning to stride to her fortress and returning to designing her personal warship.The stonestars almost expected another bout of crippling pain but they scale the cliffs and return to their people to spread the news. The refugees set up a sprawling camp around the base of Agona's plateau as back on Horizon's Drop diggers shift their patterns and begin to craft a sprawling maze of tunnels similar to the natural caverns and lavatubes of the Lavafathers moon by expanding upon old mining tunnels.>Stonestar Tunnels: 33%
>>45367722The constant subtle fear that this is all a dream world be an interesting character trait
>>45367905>Existential_Lich.jpg>tfw the masked are just your subconscious fucking with you
>>45367944>JacobsLadder.movie This is death for the deathlessWe should stop giving Grave ideas
Jyoti, just out of curiosity, how long has it been since we first escaped our prison?
>>45368006I think it's been a couple weeks
I'M HERE. I DIDN'T FORGET.
>>45368034Id hope we've been out in space for at least a few months. Otherwise DAMN we came outa fuckin nowhere
>>45368111We came out of fucking nowhere! That's why we are still an unknown threat to the world
>>45367880The Eyegore standing guard over the white dwarf system taken by the Necrolytes watches as the Bloat Carriers arrive with flashes of void-warped light carrying the latest excavators and diggers along with the halves of a Terrordrome. They watch as the two halves join together over the ice planet the Necrolytes claimed, the defensive ship's reinforced shields glimmering with an opalescent sheen from the bright star. It watches as Entropic Excavators angle themselves down as powerful drills churn, the machines burrowing into the earth like oversized moles.It watches all that occurs and all that occurred went as expected. What it did not expect was a sound.The craft shudders in alarm at the sound of something tapping against it's hull and it swivels in an attempt to bring its large cluster of oversized eyes to bear. It spied nothing, only the emptiness of space when something raked along it's hull.You were quickly alerted to the peculiar happenings and you watch through the very confused and somewhat scared Eyegore. It recoils visibly as something drifts in front of the lens reinforced glass.Tendrils drift on an invisible breeze, trailing away into the darkness. Skeletal fingers drag across the glass leaving grimy smudges as the mass of eyes underneath twitch and convulse.Fingers tap on the glass then their distorted face presses against it to stare into the massive central eye, "Nooow, who is this now? A visitor, unknown this visitor. This scent, old and familiar is it's scent."It appears the Armatocere were correct about the Wraiths in this system.
>>45368181Welp, it's time to break out the sorcery
>>45368181Long time no see, bb.
>>45368181How shall you deal with this new development?
>>45368280Communicate through the eyegore? Perhaps go ourselves. It might be a nice reunion.
>>45368181>I have returned.
>>45368280I have been freed from my prison
>>45368181Sup, sun-eater? How's undeath treatin' ya?
>>45368181Btw, would it be possible to make the sludge symbiotic to the swarm, as a way to give it mobility and to enhance the nomming powers of both?
>>45368280Convey our identity through the eyegore, and arrange for a meeting in person with the Sun Eater. Oh, and mention the mortals on the planet are with us and we like them alive.
>>45368181>hello darkness my old friend
>>45368763>I've come to talk with you again,>Because a vision softly creeping,>Left its seeds while I was sleeping,>And the vision that was planted in my brain>Still remains>Within the sound of silence.
>>45368763"I've come to talk to you again,
>>45368763At first I tried reconfiguring that song to match Jadyk's PoV here, but I realized that song is so perfect for describing where he's been for the past millennia or five it's kind of spooky.>Because a vision softly creeping,>Left its seeds while I was sleeping,>And the vision that was planted in my brainStill remainsWithin the sound of silence.Throw in a couple of references to masks and it's pretty much spot on the money.
>>45368614This.Lets head there straight away, no matter what happens we are best to deal this ourselfs .
>>45368808>in restless dream I sat alone >quite room of blackened stone>neath the working of a mine camp,>I turned my mind to the cold and damp>When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a mining lightThat split the nightAnd touched the sound of silence.And in the naked light I sawTen masked people, maybe more.People talking without speaking,People hearing without listening,People writing songs that voices never shareAnd no one daredDisturb the sound of silence."Fools," said I, "You do not know.Silence like a cancer grows.Hear my words that I might teach you.Take my arms that I might reach you."But my words like silent raindrops fellAnd echoed in the wells of silenceAnd the people bowed and prayedTo the Akham god they made.And the masked flashed out its warningIn the words that it was forming.And the sign said, "The words of the Werm are written on the prison wallsAnd tenement hallsAnd whispered in the sounds of silence."
>>45368808>>45368830>>45368868Now I'm imaging Jadyk singing this tune in the voice of Ron Perlman through this eyegore.
>>45368955That is an amazing image.
>>45368931Nicely fucking done anon.
>>45368181You'd been waiting for a Wraith to appear but to have it come literally right up to your Eyegore was somewhat of a surprise. The ethereal creature drags its hand across the glass, the Eyegore grimacing at the smudges of grime on the lens.Reaching through the mind of the Eyegore you stretch your mind for the Wraith and it recoils from the glass at your mental touch. The tendrils writhe with sudden activity before it calms itself and it sways from side to side then drifts below and around the Eyegore. The craft spins to follow the incorporeal undead as you reach out once more and finally the Wraith allows mental contact."I know you, servant of Akka-Tor the Lightdrinker and Sun-Eater. Tell me your mistress still exists, I would speak with her," you say as you recline in your stone throne light-years away.The Wraith takes it's time as it drifts aimlessly in orbit around the Eyegore before it's wispy voice reaches the Eyegore, "Power, necrotic and potent your power. Knowledge of my mistress known, forbidden knowledge. Pray, tell me your name, I pray.""I am Lich-Lord Jadyk of the Wormstar. Former general and commander in the Grand Necrotic Armada alongside Akka-Tor the Lightdrinker, Voidlord Ghul, Warleader Fist and Queen Jaw. You have my name, now tell me of your Mistress. I desire an audience with my old friend," you say as your battlecruiser prepares itself to travel, Piercing and Common Nail fighters docking to the hull.The Wraith twists in the weightless void, it's tendrils swaying in impossible currents, "Wormstar, a remaining uncorrupted piece of the Wormstar. Mistress must know, she will know what to do my Mistress. Jadyk the Lich-Lord, we will deliver your message Lich-Lord Jadyk. Necrotic might grows, Hail the Necrotic!" it shouts with sudden intensity that reverberates through the Eyegore making it flinch.The wraith is clutched by invisible claws and rent piece by piece until nothing remained.
>>45369045Wut Did it just die? Or is that just how they move
>>45369097Maybe its master doesnt care too much about others knowing she is still around.
>>45369097How they move prob
>>45369120She also said uncorrupted pice of the worm stare,'that means that there ate peace's
>>45369045>Warleader Fist and Queen JawSounds like they came a looong way from that Sepulcher beneath a sewer.
I find this oddly fitting for our boney Bowy
>>45369152>>45369045Damn, I miss those guys. They're so badass.
>>45369152I take it that that's a reference to the ghoul civ?
>>45369045You sigh as you drum your fingers against the thrones armrest. You had forgotten how theatrical Wraiths of the Lightdrinker could become.There had been rumors among the old Necrotic Armada about how the process that Akka-Tor used to rip the souls from the living and bind them to her power and warped reality caused them all to go insane, their grasp on reality weak and distorted.The Battlecruiser goes back to standby, the Think Tank controller somewhat disappointed but content to wait.>>45369152Same characters, different setting>>45369245The MCs of it along with a third Ghoul. Tatters, Fist, and Chieftain Jaw.
>>45369190We should create a holiday where we distribute material goods amongst our living followers. The kids would grow up loving us, it's a win-win!
>>45369311Hail the Wormstar!Basketstars are my favorite echinoderm
Woah, i was hoping to get few wraiths to our army, but this is something else...>>45369151Yeah, but in what condition? Most likely anti-undead...and that could break our poor Jadyks unbeating heart.
>>45369340But at the very least it can be studied
I wonder what kind of economy will we have dictator usually means communism . I'd like to see the way our civilization of horizon drop will be like
>>45369401>New research topic unlocked- necronomics
I'm sorry for cutting it so short but I think I need to call it here with the story stuff. We can focus on troops creation and management.Go ahead and post your troop ideas or troop/ship orders.Anyone have that engineer squid reconstructed mentioned last thread?I also so discussion about "shock" troopers?
>>45369433That squid unit actually sounds like it could be really useful as a stealthy infiltrator type unit. If we could design it so it can 'remove' it's shell like armor, like a hermit crab, it would allow it contort it's body in ways impossible for anything with bones and could use passages far too small for any other unit. Also, supporting the literal shock troopers.
>>45369433The Shock Troopers were:Troll base (12B, 3M)Beastial Strength (2B)Metal Sheathed Bones (3M)Zapper organs (1B 2M)Arc WeaponsBeserker Gland (3B)Conductive Armor (2M)Bladed Armor (3M)Advanced Jump Pack (10M)Total: 18B 23MEquipped with 1 lightning gun and one melee clawAlso had an idea for making the devouring swarm symbiotic with the sludge, so it propagated the sludge as they both ate through everything. Something to pop in our bording pods when we don't care if anything is left alive on the ship
>>45369433What can be don't to boost construction speed?
>>45369497Can we swap out the advanced jump pack with the more basic variant? We don't really need these guys to fly like birds, and their packs will probably get torn to shreds in the intense melee action we will inevitably throw them into.
>>45369561That seems fine, and it'll cut the metal cost by 4
>>45369595Yeah that will bring their biomass and metal cost to roughly equivalent levels, which would be convenient. We are kind of struggling to bring in enough metal right now.
>>45369662About that, do you know what the vast majority of the deep mantel and core of earth sized planets are made out of? Nickel and iron. What if we use the knowledge and power of the lava father and our own powers to make a Balrog. A creature to cut out the metal hearts of planets
>>45369859That will need to be a big fucking balrog, as in large on an astronomic scale
>>45369497Adding Shock Trooper Troll to list:Troll base (12B, 3M)Beastial Strength (2B)Metal Sheathed Bones (3M)Zapper organs (1B 2M)Arc WeaponsBeserker Gland (3B)Conductive Armor (2M)Bladed Armor (3M)Jump Pack (6M)Total: 18B 19MTaking the already vicious Troll and making it even deadlier the Shock Trooper lives up to its name by wielding powerful electrical currents through it's Arc Vibroblades and Spears or unleashing the fury of a small storm through a lightning gun. Powerful combatants they are most at ease in melee combat with their axes, cleaverswords and spears channeling the power surging through them. Berserker glands and bladed armor make them a nightmare for those that must fight them in the tight confines of ship corridors.>>45369487Proposed unit:Reconstructed Squid:2 Sting Whips1 Cluster Sting WhipParalytic Venomgland 2BAcid Glad 2BCyclopean Gaze2 Shardspitters 4MSiphon Jet 3BAdvanced Camoflage 5BTotal: 18B 5MFloating as easily through the air as swimming through water the Reconstructed Squid (needs better name) is a stealthy abductor and saboteur, sneaking unseen into enemy locations and kidnapping or assassinating their targets. The Squids can slip through any hole larger than the large cyclopean eye at the center of it's cluster of manipulator tentacles, sting whip barbs tense around the red eye.Add both to the Troop list?
>>45369859Anon, I don't think you quite grasp how retardedly huge even small planets are. Like, throughout this entire quest, even if we build the largest armada in the universe, we STILL wouldn't use a fraction of the metal that makes up the mass of a planet. If we wanted to tap molten mantels for metal (try saying that five times fast) we'd be better off with a huge ass hose to just pump it into refineries, but just building such a thing would be absurdly costly.
I really want our reconstructed to drop off gifts at houses once a year, Like plates made of bone wrapped in regular kelp.Bone Puzzleboxes with gems inside, Toy Bonerifles for children, Clothing and the like. And of coarse Jadyk Action Figures
>>45370003Yes, and let's create some of these monstrosities while we're at it. Create 100 shock troops- 1800B 1900MCreate 120 squid things (cutterfish, maybe?)- 2520B 700M
>>45370120Fine by me
>>45370120Do it. We need more infantry in general. Next thread should be 'fuck up our stockpile' edition. Eventually we're gonna need to take a planet. That can't be done with all the frigates in the galaxy.Hey, QM, I've been wondering for a while. Is this straight up magic, or is it Sufficently Advanced Technology™?
>>45370114This is possibly the greatest PR tactic for the new Necrotic Armada I've heard yet. >Jadyk action figures, now with real necrotic powers! Keep your dead goldfish or gerbil forever, or even turn it into a mighty stead and minion for your favorite lich lord!>More action figures of his generals to come!>Send the mighty Nekris with camo cloak and alpha stalker to scout for the fleet!>Bring forth the fury of the Voidknights with Lorgul figures with real void powers! Warning, Necrotic Armada is not responsible for burns or implosions caused by misuse of action figure's void flames.
>>45370206I'm betting Magically Advanced Technology.
>>45370114We can we be a christmas skeleton!
>>45370206what >>45370244 said.Good old Sci-fi Space Magic>>45370212I lol'd
>>45370051To use less grandiose language, the Balrog would be able to survive the heat and pressure of the core, and would just collect metal from the source
>>45370212More than just generals One for each unit, Model Tombships some assembly required.
>>45370266You think we'ere Joking? m8 im talkin Mini Cauldrons and shit.
Alright I'm about to turn in for the night.I hope folks had fun I know I certainly did. We've got a lot to look forward to on Saturday.Thread is archived, please vote for it if you ccan. Hope to see you all for Saturdays run.
>>45370294And for the teenage and adults we can give them the toys as part of a war game miniatures, this will teach them great strategy
>>45370340The feet are clipping in to the shins
>>45370361Your whining is clipping into his quest wrap-up
>>45370344A Plainsrunner plays a Fleet Wargame against a pair of ructu and a stonestar, Necrotic ships fighting against Ahkam, Osjiic and Armatocere ships inside a gaming hall in the Capitol City as a Think Tank ref oversees other matches.>>45370361damn you
>>45370340Thanks for the run Jyoti, hope I catch this quest on Saturday.
>>45370426That gun must be a Necrolyte version of a necroflenser.
>>45370426Now we know this is going to happen down the line eventually. And I've been meaning to ask, if we had picked Ghul at the beginning of this quest, could we have found Jadyk as we started playing him, or would he have been fully dead? Don't have to answer if it's too spoilery.
>>45370513I'm not sure really. I wasn't quite positive what would happen after selecting the MC and escaping the prison when we started
shiti stepped away and its already over
>>45370578he runs a fairly predictable timeframe anon
>>45370559And just because I love this fan artTake care folks, I'm out
>>45370627before you go, how are devoiring swarms transported if they are short-lived? Missile? Giant egg?
>>45370601im used to quests lasting till bump limit
>>45370686unfortunately due to the time he runs, and the time he goes to work, he has to clock out pretty early. Its a shame but it leaves some room for him to rest and prepare for the next thread.
>>45370686This is a common problem for QMs who start work at 5 in the morning. I'm just glad he can run as regularly and as long as this.
>>45370686The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and weak.>>45370659Both actually. They're dormant inside the egg/missile then get awakened when it hatches releasing them.They'll be able to be loaded into Boarding Pods too
>>45369497>Also had an idea for making the devouring swarm symbiotic with the sludge, so it propagated the sludge as they both ate through everything. Something to pop in our bording pods when we don't care if anything is left alive on the shipoh right before I go I meant to address this.You can't combine them without greatly weakening the organic acid of the Sludge. It is specially designed to consume anything organic and that includes Reconstructed and other undead.This is the stuff you use when you don't want a single thing remaining alive while keeping most structures in tact.
>>45370003these are some badass and terrifying new units
>>45370762>They'll be able to be loaded into Boarding Pods tooOh man>troops onboard the enemy ship mobilizing into firing positions as boarding pods latch onto their ship>guns at the ready, waiting for enemy troops to break through the hull>instead necrotic worms with teeth filled mouths come pouring out, literally filling the hallways>can't fire fast enough to keep the tide back
>>45368002Jyoti/Grave isn't that much of an asshole though.
>>45365062>Talons would pause in their tasks and approach the overly stressed parents and infant. They would reach out with sharp claws carefully but always the mother would snap and lash out at the reconstructed sending them scurrying away.For some reason the mental image of our horrifying skeleton soldiers creeping up to the windows of their family homestead to catch a glimpses of David, only to be chased off by a pissed off mother waving a rolling pin amuses me to no end.
>>45370627glad you enjoy it. heres a sneak peak at the wip im doing of Nekris
>>45374267To be honest, that part actually probably helps our image.Makes our Talons seem less threatening to the populace if they can get chased off by an angry mother after getting curious about the baby.
>>45375551You are a beautiful person.
>>45375978As the QM I concur>>45375551Makes me really happy to see fan art of the quest, thank you
>>45373011Honestly I wouldn't mind the it's all a dream if it was treated like a new game + mode
>>45376878That... Would be ok
>>45372670We launched Jadyk out of our corvettes main cannon, so instead of boarding Pods why don't we make Boarding torpedos that hold a single unit each, hell we could design them to be able to re-enter a planets atmosphere
>>45377879You mean something small enough that we would not have to modify existing ships to use? Fund it.
>>45377879Those would be drop-pods anon. And knowing Grave drop-pods would have more space to hold more than just one unit each
>>45379199full scale planetary invasion when
>>45377879We'd have to research torpedoes and torpedo tubes first though. Holy shit, we gotta add that to research list.
>>45381644Whenever you all decide to