The storms had finally passed on Rukor leaving the Ructu to emerge from their burrows and repair their homes. They are not alone in their efforts, Necrotic ships becoming nearly a common sight as they ferry supplies and enslaved Ahkam troops to the surface. The ructu are wary at first but after explanations in their native tongue by floating Think Tanks the former oppressors begin their work at reparations. Buildings are reinforced, kelp tanks expanded underground and modified to allow the growth of native plants and edible animals. Walls to protect against the hurricanes waves are raised in the shallows of the villages and rivers.Progress was well underway when a booming echo races across the water, natives and workers looking up in alarm at the shockwave that shook trees and rippled the waves. The explosive sound was followed by what could only be a bellow of a living being, massive in size that carries for miles and miles.A dark shape rises from the horizon into the air and ructu fall to the ground, shouting in dismay as the shadow unfurls a multitude of arms that stretch and reach out across the sky. Former Ahkam soldiers, used to the massive serpents they once called gods, are awestruck as the entity rises further into the sky.The Fury of the Wormstar, once the Beast of Rukor, has finally awakened and carries itself to the sky. Armored limbs twist and stretch, testing the new limbs as the multitudes of weapon mounts across his form swivel and test their range of motion. It flies across the sky, its shadow falling across numerous ructu villages leaving behind the shattered chrysalis that once housed it.The New Necrotic Armada has gained one of its greatest weapons, the bioship ready to live up to its name and yearning for battle.The Fury of the Wormstar has awakened.
>>46382106Welcome back folks! Sickness can't stop me today!Pastebins: 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:>549,760B (15 Biomass Farms: 675,000, 40 Lichen Farms: 6000, 200 Solar 8000, Tributes: 2500)>1,633,120M (20 Mining Facilities 1,200,000, 10 Omega Fleets 65000, 20 Reaper Fleets 26000)>Capitol City 100%Troop Totals:>6 Voidknight Disciples>9000 Talons (30 Clutches)>300 Aquatic Talons (1 Clutch)>750 Cyclops: (15 Squads)>100 Aquatic Cyclops (2 Squads)>6000 Stingers (30 Platoons)>250 Gargoyles (5 Flights)>150 Aquatic Gargoyles (3 Flights)>200 Flatbody Gargoyles>3000 Trolls (20 Packs)>1800 Shock Troops (12 Packs)>240 Looms (8 Shoals)>225 Crit Crawls (125 EMP 100 Exp)>100 devouring swarms>400 Stalkers (5 Packs)>1 Alpha Stalker>240 Shadows (4 Clusters)>200 Scourges (1 Swarm)>501 Dirges>200 Think Tanks>50 Demi Think Tanks>150 Cauldrons>550 Glutton Spheres>240 Large Glutton Spheres>200 Requiems>400 Brutes>100 Crawlers>100 DrakesNecrolyte Legion:>1 Voidsinger (loyal)>10 Officers>441 Legionnaires>1 Light Cruiser>2 Frigates>2 CorvettesLiving Subjects:>Jor (loyal)>96 Colonists>540 Stonestar>24 Plainsrunner Osogo>4 RuctuPrisoners:>Lance-Commander Roktir Osjiic>Dne'tec Ahkam Male>Captain Dretst, Vorh Confederate>2 Voidsingers>255 Osjiic>230 Ahkam forces>310 Confederate Soldiers>225 Confederate non-combatants>30 Test Subjects>Solar-Blessed Gulcors>15 Warbloods>10 Divers>35 Workers>23 Scouts>10 Fliers>153 Sunscale FollowersGuests:>Obsidianborn Construct>30 Stonestar Researchers>300 Stonestar Warriors
>>46382208Vehicles/Ships:>1 Flagship>7 Void Terrors>100 Chariots>50 Hearses>95 Coffins>50 Support Coffins>500 Nails>100 Piercing Nails>100 Gunships>43 Corvettes>10 Support Corvettes>33 Frigates>5 Boarding 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>7 Battlecruisers>2 Hangar Battlecruisers>3 Destroyers>2 Battleships>20 EyegoresCaptured Ships:>1 Dagger Clanship>1 Osjiic Heavy Cruiser>3 Osjiic Frigate>4 Osjiic Corvettes>1 Ahkam Battleship>1 Ahkam Battlecruiser>1 Osjiic Battleship>1 Osjiic Destroyer>2 Ahkam Corvettes>3 Ahkam Frigates>1 Sunscale Battleship>1 Sunscale Battlecruiser>1 Sunscale Heavy Cruiser>1 Sunscale FrigateShips in Construction:>5 Omega Fleets: 1 Day>10 Reaper Fleets: 1 Day>37 Corvettes: 1 Day>22 Frigates: 1 Day>15 Boarding Frigates: 1 Day>10 Boarding Cruisers 1 Day>17 Light Cruisers: 1 Day>10 Heavy Cruisers: 1 Day>20 Bloat Carriers: 1 Day>15 Terrordomes: 1 Day>13 Battlecruisers: 1 Day>8 Hangar Battlecruisers: 1 Day>12 Destroyers: 1 Day>10 Battleships: 1 Day>3 Void Destroyers: 3 Days
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>>46382241Completed Research:>Weaponized Tractor Beam: Tractor beams as they are currently cannot be reliably be used in combat. The Think Tanks didn't agree with that sentiment.>Deathshead Armor: A highly sophisticated suit of armor for the Deathshead Guardians, the elite Void-born Undead of the Osjiic.>Smuggler Hold: A series of compartments built into the walls and floors of a ship allowing it to hide contraband from detection.>Molten Scattergun: A heavy semi-automatic scattergun that fires heated and partially melted shots of metal or even stone>Electro-pike: Similar to your Arc-Edged weaponry the Sunscale Workers used these telescoping weapons that can deliver a powerful shock to either kill or stun an enemy>>46382253Welcome!
>>46382274Unlocked:Weaponized Tractor Beam Module: This modified tractor beam has been modified for combat. The beam latches onto its target and instead of pulling or pushing its target it begins to fluctuate between the two causing significant gravitational distress. Mounted onto smaller craft the tractor beam can cause impressive damage to sections of an enemies hull and weapons mounts. While on larger capitol ships it has the potential to literally shake an enemy ship to pieces. Unable to lock onto missiles. Because of its modifications the Weaponized Tractor Beam can not be used for extended periods of time meaning it loses its function as a utility module. Cost: 60B 60MVoid Armor: A suit of armor for Voidknights, Disciples, and Voidsingers made out of void-infused bone and metal. Focusing and enhancing the Void energies of the wearer it provides several adaptations. The suit acts as an Advanced Jump-pack and Medium Exosuit, spouts in the limbs focusing void energy into a concentrated blast of voidflame, increased protection against ballistic attacks, and the ability to connect to a Void based weapon to increase its damage and special effects. Cost: 25B 20MSmugglers Hold: Ship Passive Upgrade - Your replicated Mimic Ships can now smuggle contraband and other cargo with a significantly reduced chance of being successfully scanned by another ship or system.Molten Scattergun: Medium Weapon - A heavy, semi-automatic weapon made of metal and bone that fires a cluster of partially melted metal in a short-range cone with moderate recoil. Devastating to unarmored targets and likely to set ablaze flammable materials.Arc Weapon Upgrade: Arc Weapons do increased damage in addition to a lower setting meant to cause temporary paralysis. Can now be applied to blunt weapons as well.
>>46382344Current Research>Combination FTL drive: Slow and Dangerous>Necrotic/Living Experimentation: Slow>Void-Nova bomb: Slow>Storm Gate: Slow>Arc Technology: Slow>Warp Engine: Slow>Hard-Light Shield: Slow>Anti-Grav Harness: Medium>Rods of Ruin: Slow>Sunscale Armors: Medium>Solar Engine: Slow>Shaker Shield: Medium>Ravager Blade: Slow
aww yeahtime for zombies
>>46382393Solar-Element powered zombies! Necrodin Order when?
>>46382356In the aftermath of the attack by the Sunscale you had yet to hear from the Blackscale but you had enough to busy yourself with in the meantime. Sunscale captives are imprisoned and restrained to prevent their movement. It seemed only the Divers and the Scouts possessed the self-detonating runes embedded in their chests, discovered after they immolated themselves to prevent capture.Warbloods are housed in airtight prisons full of the sedation gas to reduce them into comatose states, their fury surpassing even the berserker tyrre. Workers silently glare at their captors, Scouts shouting what could only be obscenities in their native tongue as they struggled against their bonds with impressive strength despite their slender frames. Several Divers try to chew off their tongues before they are exposed to the sedation gas as well. The only Sunscale not giving you trouble where the Fliers, short mutations of the Scouts with feathered wings instead of their arms with no apparent combat role beyond morale. Those cried and whimpered, calling out for their bigger siblings to protect them.The stone ships of the Sunscale were hauled together for further study and dismantling as the Necrotic fleet splits up, leaving behind a formidable guard as the rest return to their posts in guarding your systems. Nails fly over dark jungles and deserts of glassed sand in search of the crashed ships and escape pods.The voice of the Deep Rot calls out to you and proudly sends you images of the completed capitol city. Spires of pale bone rise from dark metal buildings that seem to grow from the mountain peaks. Boulevards winding through empty buildings with canals and orchards spread liberally through the metropolis, easily attained food for those that would come to live in the grand halls and buildings.You had given the Deep Rot knowledge of your ancient homeworld and the tongue of the Wormstar. It proudly reveals the name it had selected, Iti'a'Ropku, the Home of All Souls
I came up with an idea. We could go to one of the confederacy's high population with a smuggling ship and drop off a cauldron, some looms and stalkers, a think tank, and some diggers. Using this we could start an underground reconstructed factory, that will also gain intel on the confederacy.
>>46382579>instead of their arms with no apparent combat role beyond morale>'Morale'Did.. did the sunscales keep harpies as pets? We should do the same. To, y'know, understand them better.
>>46382637We already have gargoyles though, are they not pretty enough for you?
>>46382666I mean we should follow their example and give each person in the colony a pet reconstructed, something small that wont drain our resources. It'll help them get adjusted to the Grand Necrotic Armada lifestyle better anyways.
>>46382694That makes sense, how about a dog-like reconstructed, that the owner can command personally?
>>46382713Eh, I'd think a small bird-like one might be better, since they're smaller they'd only need minimal biomass so as to not drain resources with non-military reconstructed.
>>46382737Why not just give them a talon, for the double of getting them used to the reconstructed, and as a bodyguard?
>>46382767That works too.
>>46382579There was much to do and tend to. You still had the Blackscales to address, Akka-Tor to plan for, and the Sunscale to interrogate. The Colonists and Osogo to transition to the Capitol. Even Buddy approaches Jor, the first time the two former coworkers had spoken in weeks, and says he is ready to proceed with his task of going to the Confederacy after cleaning himself up and sobering up for a few days.The Necrolyte Legion suspects they've taken nearly 80% of the surface city, leaving only outlying resistance and distant mining outposts untaken.Nekris moves through the nearly empty Station 88, the cyborgs that once plagued him gone missing with the arrival of the Necrotic fleet in the Blackscales system. Nearly all of the guerrillas were captured or surrendering and the Predator General believes that the Station has been fully won.Lorgul and his Disciples corner and confront the Deathshead Guardian where it sat meditating in a cavern, its arm missing in the crash. They expect it to fight but it merely sits there and silently follows them when they grab and move the undead to a waiting frigate. Void attuned glutton spheres kept close to make sure it behaves while in transport to the Voidknights temple.What shall you do first?>>46382637Fliers are one of the castes of Sunscale which resemble the Scouts but shorter with hollow bones and large wings instead of arms. They're more like the Sunscales simple-minded younger sibling that they all dote on. Usually very cheerful and inspiring, bad at combat.
Next time we try to interrogate a sunscale, can we walk in covered in Solar energy? Just to fuck with their heads.
>>46382794"talk" to the BLackscales, and by talk I mean point out how very very very disappointed in them we are.
>>46382794We should interrogate the sunscale leader if he doesn't have self-destruct runes, or at least with a solar-attuned sphere.Then, immediately try to make a hero unit out of him, because holy shit I don't trust that leaving sunscales alive in our base for any period of time whatsoever to end well.
>>46382838Last one we had just started praying and goddamn well EXPLODED. Don't wanna risk that shit, even if most can't do it
>>46382794>Interrogate the Sunscale Leaderor>Speak to the BlackscaleWhich do you do first?
>>46383004>>Speak to the Blackscale
>>46383004Sunscale, ask him about the blackscale, why they were in the system, etc
>>46383004>Speak to the Blackscale
>>46383004>>Interrogate the Sunscale Leader I want to know how much the blackscale told him.
>>46383267Exactly, we should know beforehand just HOW irritated to be with the blackscales
>>46383004Your Throne, with its guardian Dirges fused to the stone, sits at the prow of the Charnel Vault. A small flicker of solar flame hovers above your palm, scorching the chitin of your armor as you gaze into the fire. The power of the Solar feel unnatural as it burns your bones, conflicting with the unified Void and Necrotic power within you. It would take time to find a balance between three energies and you feel as if you have reached your current limit to the range of abilities you could wield. For the moment, only Nekris and his cyclops brother Eiton would wield the Arc in your Armada.Clenching your fist you snuff out the flame and cast our you mind, calling out to the Blackscale if they were still within the system, "Show yourselves, Blackscale. I have conquered your "challenge" and I will have my audience. Do not make me wait."It pleases you to see their ships begin to appear, the jagged black stone of their Destroyer materializing mere miles from the Charnel Vault. Their voice responds, "A delightful battle, Jadyk of the Wormstar. You may yet live up to your legend," they say as your grind your teeth in annoyance, "Shall we meet on your ship, or ours?" they ask with surprising mirth in their mental message.Where shall you meet the Blackscales?>The Charnel Vault>Their Destroyer>On the planets surface
>>46383321God, these guys are assholes.>The Charnel Vault
>>46383321>>Their DestroyerWhen we put these little bitches in their place I want to do it in front of their people, so as to leave no question where we stand.
>>46383372Good point, would've been better if we interrogated/turned the sunscales first for the Badass factor, but oh well.>>46383321>>46383361Change my vote to>Their Destroyer
>>46383441I was thinking we could do it on the charnel vault in order to do some mind fuckery, but showing our dominance on their ship sounds good.
>>46383492The best mind fuckery I could think of would be bringing Reconstructed Sunscales, since I doubt these punk-ass bargain bin necromancers could ever hope to overcomes the exploding problem they have.Just show up with sunscale reconstructed and be all "See how much better I am than you chucklefucks? Quit being metroid prime space pirates and treating Necrotic energy like phazon"And yes, I know we totally use all the elements we have like that; Its just insulting how bad at it they are
>>46383543We could impromptu some sunscales with domination spikes and make them carry our throne into the meeting room
>>46383543I'd like to save our domination of the sunscales and their power as a dramatic reveal with the blackscales. Really drive home that nothing is fundamentally beyond our capacity to control.
>>46383321>Their DestroyerMeanwhile, ready our coffins and ships on the Blackscale planet to continue our Grand Theft Temple operations. Have them wait for our signal, should the Blackscale offend us further... Yank that shit out of the ground, plop it on one of our planets. Then leave, as if saying "Not cool, nigga" and "This was a waste of time" simultaneously.
>>46383666Honestly, these guys are seriously annoying. We know for a fact that they suck ass at using necrotic energy, hell, the best they can do with it is CYBORGS. Those aren't even a TYPE of undead! These guys are children playing with fire and we own a goddamn flamethrower, and these guys are still acting like they're our equals. Like, I'm cool with trying diplomacy on other races, but we really, really, need to get our enslavement on with these guys. They more than deserve it.
>>46383321Your Throne detaches from the hull of the Charnel Vault and drifts towards their ship. A Void-Terror carrying Jareth and a Nail with Eiton traveling alongside you as a protective guard but you wave them off.A bay door opens in the stone and lets you enter before snapping shut. Within was a small hangar bay with only handful of small craft. Cyborgs stand silently pausing their tasks to watch with faintly glowing eyes as you pass down the corridors. There were mainly cyborgs of various races in the halls or the occasional robotic drone carrying out a menial task. You follow the sense of the Blackscale down dimly lit hallways, doorways opening and closing at your passing to guide you.A doorway flanked by four Sunscale, a mix of Workers and Divers, standing guard await you. As you drew near you see they are undead, their faces sunken and portions of their body withered or rotten. Their eyes though, they retained the spark of intelligence, as they stared at you. Necrotic power was strong in them but nothing like the energy that waited behind the door.The undead Sunscale step aside and the doorway opens to admit you inside. A large amphitheater like bridge greets you, steppes arrayed around the edges much like the purist Sunscales bridges with consoles and machines with pilots both Sunscale and Cyborg that pause to gaze at you. Instead of a glass dome the ceiling was covered in profane murals and images you recognize as depictions of the Wormstar and it's champions. Your own effigy standing proud, the ancient form of shelled chitin and razor claws a nostalgic sight.>cont
>>46383756>Your own effigy standing proud, the ancient form of shelled chitin and razor claws a nostalgic sight.Have these fuckers been looting temples for 'art' without knowing what it is? if they were REAL wormstar-worshippers they wouldn't be so insufferable.
>>46383756Arranged around the circular room were three dais, each throne seated by what you could only assume were the Blackscale. Superficially they resembled their Worker cousins but their scales were a dark ebony that nearly blends into the gloom of the ship. Each was slightly asymmetrical, their forms warped and deformed but they each radiated like a beacon of Necrotic might.They each stand to greet you, bowing low in their elaborate robes of blood red and deepest jet, much like the old Necrolyte Priests trappings in the old Choirs of the Wormstar. Their voices are thick and hissing but you understand as they speak in a broken form of the Wormstars ancient language, likely only gained through dreams and half-memory, "We welcome you, Lich-Lord Jadyk. Precursor to the Blackscale and survivor of the Wormstar. We had our doubts about you, cousin, but seeing your might in the battle against the Purists, we commend you," they say and bow their heads after resuming their seats.A Blackscale with a pair of fins stretching along its scalp and an enlarged right eye motions to themselves, "I am Guir."Another with an arm swollen larger than the other and a pronounced dewlap bows their head, "I am Raakah."The last, a Blackscale with a third blankly staring eye and an extra stunted arm motions to themselves, "I am Beqor."Guir leans forward, "The Blackscale had long hoped to meet another of the Wormstars kin. You are the only one we have encountered. Welcome, Lich-Lord."What shall you speak about with them?
>>46383923Emphasize our disapointment and tell them they should join the New Necrotic Armada.
>>46383923Get them to swear fealty to us and serve the New Necrotic ArmadaAnd call them names for being such little shits about trying to talk to them. Rant about how much better things were back in the day, when we had to raise skeletons uphill! in the snow! Both ways!
>>46383923Why do you hide here? If you knew the Wormstar's mind for a moment, hiding and existing is not victory. How did the come to be? How much do they remember? There have been whipers of fragments of the Wormstar yet existing, do they have one? Additionally be visibly annoyed by their ego and lack of respect. If one gets snippy flare with ALL 3 of our powers to shut hem up.
>>46384024None of this newfangled 'cyborg' nonsense!, Just good old fashioned necrotic energy and gumption!
>>46383923What ever we say we say it in unbroken wormstar
>>46384024>>46384040>>46384041Seconding grumpy old man Jadyk
>>46383923Tell them you are exceedingly disappointed with them. You came to them seeking communion and kinship and were met with scorn and treachery. They had the impunity to disdain you and your legacy when they wield such a pale imitation to the majesty of true works of the Wormstar. And even more unforgivable, allowed this knowledge to fall into the hands of the Confederacy where it has been abused and appropriated by the unworthy. Admonish them for having the unbelievable gall of siccing their sunscale cousins, the murderers of Wormstar upon us when we came to seek them out. Demand they swear fealty to the Armada, or they will be marked as our enemies and abusers of the legacy of our god.
>>46384098I just like the idea of Jadyk coming back to the universe, seeing what happened to Necrotic users, and just being a grumpy old man about the whole thing.Sees blacksclaes playing in a temple "GET OFF MY LAWN DAMNIT"
>>46383923Correct every one of their grammar mistakes EVERY ONE.
>>46384524And point out mistakes in the history of the wormstar that they've written
>>46384524Oh shit, that's good. Just be really pedantic and annoying about the whole thing
>>46383923Kyn'tk writhes in your grasp as your anger that had been boiling in you since the reveal of Akka-Tors treachery rises even further. Your grip tightens on the spear and the armrest of your Throne as you stew silently.The Blackscale glance at each other before Beqor leans forward, "Lich-Lord Jadyk?" he asks curiously before recoiling at the flare of Necrotic Power that erupts from you.Your voice calls out in the perfect form of the Wormstars language as you stand from the throne, "I came seeking brethren and instead I am met by disrespect, deceit, and degradation! I spent eons trapped in darkness as you all squandered your talents and power when you had the chance for Glory!" Small bolts of sickly green necrotic energy arc between your body and your throne, Kyn'tk churning with jagged edgesThe Blackscale are taken back by your outburst and Raakah attempts to speak but you cut her off, "I knew the Wormstar and fought at its commands, you are but diseased remnants, a curse against it's killer. You had the chance for power and greatness and you spend your time hiding in the shadows and bestowing the power Necrotic to the Confederates?! You disappoint me, "cousins". You lured your purist kin against me, to challenge me and prove myself to you? You should all be begging me to prove yourselves worthy to join me."The reptilians glance at each other with shock and anger on their faces and they were ready to protest when you cut them off once more, "I offer you one chance, my cursed cousins. Join my Armada and pledge yourselves to me and I will perhaps forgive your transgressions in time. I will show you the true power and potential of Wormstars gifts and in time perhaps you shall be worthy of the power you have been granted. What say you?">cont
>>46384861The Blackscale are silent for a long time and you suspect they are having a telepathic communion. Finally Beqor speaks up, "You think poorly of us, Jadyk. Regrettable but we were merely filling a part. A role in the grand game of Masks and empires. We did not bring the Sunscale here. Their arrival was told to us by those foul manipulators that taste of deceit. You know them. The Sunscale knew them. We know them," they trail off.Raakah speaks next, their voice proud, "We are wielders of the Powers Necrotic, stronger than all but the greatest of Wraiths and yourself, Lord Jadyk, but we are few. Our cabals yearn for the day when we can exist without fear of extinction from the Sunscale."Guir steps up from his simple throne, followed by the others as he speaks, "We are but one Cabal, Lich-Lord Jadyk, but we will pledge ourselves to you and this New Necrotic Armada of yours. It would be foolish of us to oppose you," he says as he kneels, followed by the other two and the undead manning the bridge.They strain but they manage to mimic your better grasp of the language, speaking out in the Wormstar's language, "We pledge our fangs and power to the New Necrotic Armada and Jadyk, survivor of the Wormstar." they intone as one.The Blackscale Cabal has pledged loyalty to you.
>>46384861>disrespect, deceit, and degradationI'm really digging dat dank alliteration, props to you.
>>46384884Neat. Time for sunscale interrogation/Hero Unit making? I'm hyped for an undead paladin order
>>46384884Anything you wish to speak further with the Blackscale?
>>46384974Ask about there numbers and what the sunscales numbers are like, do they have planets?
>>46384884before we do anything else we need to have a think tank teach them the proper language of the wormstar, so that they don't butcher it, also is that effigy one of our actual old shells? is so can we learn from it?
>>46385016seconding it should be easier than teaching Jor,
>>46384884Ask them about the nature of the cabal and how many cabals are there. Are they a hivemind of some sort, and how many blackscales do they have under their command?
>>46384974Maybe ask them the extent of their dealings with confederates. We need to know how good their necrotic abilities are in comparison to ours. We know it'll be worse, but still, it's good information to have. Also, how they control their undead, i mean, ours follow us because magic shit, right?
>>46385061I think they also have magic shit. Wizard lizards
>>46385244Guys! I thought of a great word combo for wizard and lizard: Wizard!
I have one complaint.We are an undead race, we are legion. So why do we not have an amount of fighters and small ships that can blot out stars. Unacceptable.
>>46384974Any way we can improve their Necrotic power so that they don't look like rotting collection of tumors? Also, they need to give us their stealth technology. Am them what they know about the wraiths.
>>46385291Because people seem to be unable to understand exponential growth. Previous thread I suggested building a lot of farm and mining facilities, and shitload ship pylons but people went with a more conservative suggestion.
>>46384974Ask them if they can teach jor
>>46385346We went for the conservative suggestion because your order would have completely bankrupted us about 5 times over. Do you have any idea how much any of those things cost?
>>46385395But we're teaching Jor the actual wormstar stuff, not this butchered, watered down garbage that they're using
>>46385404If we gain resources at the start of each thread, then unless we intend to save up for something, we should spend all left-over resources on more resource generating things, thus growing our resource production exponentially
>>46385413Yeah they lay down the basics then we get to the advanced shit
>>46385439But it is a good idea to save them. Once our massive order of ships is fully built by the next thread, we can place another even bigger order and repeat the process three threads after that, thereby producing a steady and continually growing stream of ships. Continually investing in resource streams is of course necessary, but completely exhausting our pool at the end of every thread is counterproductive. We'd never be able to build AOMBS if we did that.
>>46385611Then find a threshold for a specific amount of ships, and use all resources above that number for more resource gatherers at the end of each thread. Then, once our income is higher, raise the number you've alotted to ship building. This way the amount of ships we build each day will grow alongside our income
>>46385404No, it wouldn't have. Well, admittedly I didn't look at the cost of shop pylons but while the mining facilities and farms were expensive, they didn't even cost half of our resources at the time.
>>46384974You glance around at the Blackscale kneeling before you and you sigh, retaking your seat as the Throne lifts to a more equal level with them, "Arise, Cousins. I have questions for you."The Blackscale stand then resume their seats and the undead resume their tasks, "Ask and we will answer, Lich-Lord.""How many Blackscale exist in this galaxy and how many do the Sunscale number?" You ask simply to start"We are in contact with two other Cabals but we know there are more. We keep separate and on the move. The Deepborn are relentless and this prevents any one cabal from revealing the location of too many. Our true numbers, we are unsure of but perhaps several dozen. We have no leaders, too easy to become a target for betrayal," the three lizards taking turns to speak."Deepborn?" you ask curiouslyThe Blackscale grimace at the name but Raakah answers, "The answer that the Father and Mother created to their special problem. Us. You will never see them until they have you in their clutches. Better to burn out on the power necrotic than suffer at their hands," they say grimly."Why have you dealt with the Confederates and shared with them knowledge of the Necrotic? I should have your skulls for this affront as it is," you chide them.Guir shrugs, "That was another Cabal long ago. The Confederacy has more resources and meat at their disposal. Story goes that the Cabal appeared to some Confederacy scientists and shared with them the ability to transmute flesh and metal. A cheap and plentiful soldier to support our undead kin. They took the knowledge and industrialized it, like they always do with a new technology.">cont
>>46385754Beqor leans forward, gesturing to an undead Scout at a console, "You Sunscale are a rare and difficult prize to claim, aren't you?" she taunts.The reptile that glances up at her then at you before nodding and replying, "Our living brothers and sisters would rather meet true death than submit to Blasphemy," their voice thick with misuse, "Now we have no choice or suffer in Fathers Flames for eternity," they say but lacking the venom you would expect.Guir motions to the Sunscale undead scattered around the bridge, "We don't know our Sunscale brethrens numbers. Too many I suppose. The Flotilla is never in one place and that is the bulk of their numbers. Occasionally they'll settle world to bring Father and Mothers "benevolence" to the locals but they mainly stay on the move. Afterall, the Wormstar did devour their homeworld, earning their ire against it."You try to think back to the ancient campaigns but you cannot remember taking a world inhabited by the Sunscale. Perhaps before you ascension or by another General of the Wormstar.Instead you motion vaguely to the ship, "My Think Tanks are already eager to learn your secrets. This Stealth technology of yours, stolen from the Divers?" you ask and they nod, "Afterwards you shall speak to them about it and anything else they desire. Now tell me how you can reanimate the Sunscale. My previous attempts have been...unsuccessful."They nod knowingly, "Very likely. We've seen other Necrotic wielding forces attempt to ressurrect them to explosive results. Their reanimation requires intimate knowledge of the Sunscale. We Blackscale are uniquely suited for such a task." Guir says a short word and from a hidden alcove steps forth a skeletal collection of reshaped Sunscale bones in armor and, "A Knight, forged from the bones of the Warbloods, the only caste we cannot bend to our will. We will share our knowledge, Jadyk Lich-Lord. You are our cousin after all."
>>46385773The Blackscale are willing to share their knowledge concerning the Diver Stealth Tech and the reanimation and working of Sunscale bodies.I hate to do this folks but I gotta stop here. Posts are taking longer than normal because I started puking pretty bad. I thought it was just a sinus infection but it's gotten worse or I caught something else. Thread will continue tomorrow.Again I'm so sorry folks, I hate to cut this so short
>>46385773Clearly we need to practice reanimating warbloods and infusing them with Solar while we do so to make grunts for our paladin order, headed by the sunscale leader turned into a Hero Unit
>>46385831I'd rather have you cut this short and live, then not and die. Get better soon!~
>>46385831Shit, that sucks, hope you feel better. Thanks for running anyways though! This quest is always enjoyable after all.
>>46385831Get well soon!
>>46385611>completely exhausting our pool at the end of every thread is counterproductiveHOW?Those resources are sitting there doing nothing. Spending what we got is productive, not leaving it there to rot.
>>46385928Spend half on new ships, half on more resource builders. Fleet AND income will grow exponentially
>>46385675Do you have a grasp on basic arithmetic? The conservative option alone cost us half our accumulated biomass.
>>46385960And how is holding onto the other half helping us, when it could be used on more resource gatherers? or more ships?
>>46385960I'm not seeing the issue.
>>46385831Thanks for running dude, hope you get well soon. Be sure to stay hydrated.
>>46385990Allow me to spell this out; the option to build 7 biomass farms cost over half our supply of biomass at the time. The option to build 22 would have cost far more biomass than we had access to at the time. We just. Couldn't. Afford it.
>>46386062Then make 14.
>>46386062Then we build as many as possible. Next turen we would recover biomass via income.Unless we're saving for a specific reason, it's actually detrimental to our economy to just elave resources lying around, doing nothing, when they could be put to work making MORE resources.
>>46386102Biomass farms are not built instantly, front loading ALL our resources into them is stupid when we will need more fleet and troops to continue to win.
>>46386146Thats why I said earlier that at the end of each turn, we should use half on ships, half on resource generators. Bring us to zero or as close as possible at the end of each thread; so next thread our resources will be higher every time a set of generators are done being built. If we build them at the end of each turn, then at the start of each turn beginning from the time the first set completes, we'll have an increase in income every turn.
>>46386195That works. We always need a substantial pool of resources on hand for emergencies and troop/ship building. Never no when a surprise battle with the sunscale will happen and we need to replace the loses.
>>46386337Except ships aren't built instantaneously. With the idea I posted, we would also get a constant influx of new ships alongside the material increase, increasing in volume with the amount of materials we have left over each thread, so losses would be replaced automatically more or less.
>>46385831Thanks for running man.
Also, the thread has been archived right?
>>46387088Seems like someone already archived it for me
>>46386362This is a great idea and I fully support it. We shouldn't have any resources left at the end of a turn. Maybe 1/10 of our daily extraction for trading or special projects. Why not start now, if Jyoti allows, when the thread continues, will have already started production. I'm in the phone right now and it's hard to do calculations, otherwise I might try my hand at it
>>46387788I respectfully disagree. Regularly draining our coffers at the end of every turn leaves us fewer options for dealing with unexpected events, I would say we would need a substantial reserve at all times. It wouldn't slow our growth much at all if we make sure we've always got enough biomass and metal on hand to whip up a small army or boost our defenses if things go south quickly. Also, bumping with bowie.
>>46389350As iv said before half on infrastructure 1 quarter on ships and troops 1 quarter reserve for just in case and special project
>>46389350I don't think you really understand what that anon is trying to tell.The only unexpected events that would put us in a real danger if we are going to be suddenly attacked by large force which we didn't prepare for. And if that happens, no amount of resources in our coffers are going to help us because it takes several days to build ships.What the other poster is suggesting is that we spend half of our resources for improving our industry, while the other half for building ships. Meaning that each and every turn we will be churning out more and more ships to the point that we might be building thousands of capitol ships per day.While conservative option does literally nothing good.If you're so concerned about not spending every resource, I already suggested that we can leave about 1/10 of our daily production. At the moment, it would be about 70,000B and 130,000M. I don't really see why you would want to hoard more when that is enough to order 110 Battleships, some of the biggest ships we can build almost equal to size of the Fury of the Wormstar and half the size of our Flagship. AND that number will keep increasing every turn.I honestly can't wrap my head around why is this so hard to comprehend. Have you people never played any RTS, 4x or economic simulation games before? You don't sit on a bunch of resources and do nothing with them thinking that you may need them. You spend them as best as you can to improve your economic situation as much as you can.
>>46389581>>46389604Fair point, I suppose I didn't quite realize our resource income has gotten as massive as it has. 10 percent is by now a massive quantity of raw material, and is certainly more than enough for what I had in mind. I've never played an RTS of any sort before, getting used to the logistics of empire building is a new experience for me. On an entirely separate note, has anyone else noticed the bioships on the pastebin? We can build space krakens now anons! KRAKENS IN SPACE.
>>46389683>On an entirely separate note, has anyone else noticed the bioships on the pastebin? We can build space krakens now anons! KRAKENS IN SPACE.Yeah, I also just noticed that when I was looking up the costs of the battleships. We need to further develop that branch of technology, the current bioships we can build are not even sub-capitol sized.Man, we may even pose as a completely different, new faction if we manage to mask our Necrotic origins.
>>46389734We should really fuck with the sunscale a by making a giant bioship that's main weapons are all solar powered and as the weapon fires it for so to the wormstar hymn sung by a thousand mouths along the hull of the bioship
Can a maths fag work out a building plan for what resources and infrastructure we need to build each turn to increase our income exponentially also I feel we really need to work on building more pylons Also I had an idea for Jaydk if we decide to "change" keep his current form perhaps with uh rare of the bone sheaths but I was thinking what if he build two disembodied arms of glutton sphere crystal that are usually draped across his cheast like decorative armour but during combat float around an absorb energy to power different elemental attacks So red crystal amplifiers on the finger tips with intricate geometric patterns down the arms that some how make out the wormstar language. Behold the Lich king of bling.
>>46389801>>46389862 Ok now it's randomly giving me names
>>46389884It's the April Fools joke.
>>46389734Pretty sure the Krakens qualify as sub capitols, being over 200 ft long and all. But I dig the idea of using them as a cover for a completely new faction, we could give them a completely different energy signature and everything. >>46389862Well we would be dealing with percentages instead of precise numbers at that point, but I could work something out. I'm in the middle of working on another massive order of ships for when the last one finishes next thread. You're spot on the money about us needing more pylons, incidentally, we can only build 72 capitol ships every three days with the amount we've got now.By the way, am I the only seeing 4chan very...strangely right now? Because you aren't listed as anonymous.
>>46389862>Can a maths fag work out a building plan for what resources and infrastructure we need to build each turn to increase our income exponentially also I feel we really need to work on building more pylonsI think it would be done on turn by turn basis.And yes, we need to construct more pylons.
>>46385773>Afterall, the Wormstar did devour their homeworld, earning their ire against it.">You try to think back to the ancient campaigns but you cannot remember taking a world inhabited by the Sunscale. Perhaps before you ascension or by another General of the Wormstar.>Akka-tor was known as World-eater back in the day>Akka-tor is a known betrayer and deceiver Guys, I don't think we need to "trick" Sunscale waging war with Akka-tor. I'm pretty sure she had some kind of a hand in destroying Sunscale homeworld.
>>46390609This particular incident is definitely shady as fuck, but is Akka-Tor capable of framing the Wormstar for such actions? And why would she want to, she presumably wanted to cannibalize the Wormstar. I think the masked are a likely candidate, no one else could have foreseen the sunscales becoming such a potent force in the galaxy over time. Either way we must remember to investigate this legend further when we get the chance.