In a distant system there is a faint flash of Void warped light as an Eyegore emerges. The dome of protective bone slides back from its thick lens of glass protecting the pulsating collection of eyes and sensory organs to gaze out into the new system. Drones split from the satellite with small bursts from their thrusters, setting themselves up through the system over several hours all while the Eyegore watched from beyond the system.A yellow sun illuminates a collection of five planets and a thick asteroid belt. Gazing towards the worlds the Eyegore is drawn to the presence of an Armatocere fleet in orbit over one of the worlds, thick clouds partially obscuring a world with plentiful land and deep oceans. A massive tree, nearly as large as a space station itself, grows on the airless moon, branches broken and scorched but alive as ships docked with it, likely refueling or repairing. Ships drifted past as if waiting their turn, bark hulls scorched or rotting from necrotic blasts.In the orbit of the ice world furthest out in the system a small skirmish is fought between Armatocere fighters that looked like barbed seed-pods and UON fighters and gunships. Beams of light both thermal and necrotic slice into each others hulls, the Armatocere destroying many of the small craft but they were being torn apart by the necrotic weaponry. A volley of thorn-like missiles strike in the midst of the UON fighters then detonate with burning shrapnel that rips through the craft revealing that many of them were unmanned robotic fighters as their mechanical entrails glittered in the starlight.The system was at war but to the relief of the skittish satellite it could not see the invaders larger ships or fleet beyond flights of fighter craft. Your Eyegore watches and observes, plotting out the celestial bodies within the system as your Necrotic Fleet travels to defend your would-be allies.For once the Armada will fight to protect another faction out of a sense of camaraderie.
>>46676916Welcome back folks! Let's get this thread moving.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:>1,819,565B (28 Biomass Farms: 1,260,000, 40 Lichen Farms: 6000, 200 Solar 8000, Tributes: 2500)>3,398,220M (20 Mining Facilities 1,200,000, 15 Omega Fleets 975,000, 30 Reaper Fleets 39000)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>10 Dagger PiratesGuests:>Obsidianborn Construct>30 Stonestar Researchers>300 Stonestar Warriors
>>46677008Vehicles/Ships:>1 Flagship "Charnel Vault">Fury of the Wormstar>Blackscale Destroyer "Pestilence">7 Void Terrors>100 Chariots>50 Hearses>300 Coffins>100 Support Coffins>1500 Common Nails>300 Piercing Nails>400 Gunships>80 Corvettes>10 Support Corvettes>55 Frigates>20 Boarding Frigates>10 Dagger disguised Frigates>5 Osjiic disguised Frigates>14 Osjiic disguised Fighters>4 ahkam frigates>6 ahkam corvettes>30 ahkam fighters>30 Light Cruisers>10 Boarding Cruisers>20 Heavy Cruiser>30 Bloat Carriers>25 Terrordromes>20 Battlecruisers>10 Hangar Battlecruisers>15 Destroyers>12 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 FrigatesShips in Construction:>3 Void Destroyers: 2 Days>240 corvettes: 3 Days>80 support corvettes: 3 Days>190 frigates: 3 Days>60 boarding frigates: 3 Days>20 boarding cruisers: 3 Days>140 light cruisers: 3 Days>120 heavy cruisers: 3 Days>80 plasma weaver cruisers: 3 Days>20 bloat carriers: 3 Days>80 battlecruisers: 3 Days>40 hangar battlecruisers: 3 Days>25 destroyers: 3 Days>17 void destroyers: 3 Days>33 battleships: 3 Days
>>46676916Awesome, DASQ time! How was your friends birthday celebrations Graves?
>>46677042Completed Research:>Void-Nova bomb: A large missile with a warhead of Void-infused bone dust this weapon is among the Osjiics most devestating. A single missile is capable of destroying or crippling a fleet or annihilating a space station in a cascade of violent void energy and gravity disruptions.>Arc Technology: The Ahkam are a natural possesor of what they call Arc energy. Claiming that Arc energy connects all points of the universe in a web they consider the Arc a fundamental part of the universe similar to the Void, Solar, and Necrotic energies. Nekris has spent his time with the captured Ahkam and a Think Tank to develop new technologies based on this revelation.>Warp Engine: The Confederates standard form of FTL the Warp Engine rips open a tear in space-time, the ship traveling through a wormhole in what they call sub-space.>Necrotic Blades: A creation of the Blackscale these blades are made from necrotically corrupted metal and a ritualistic sacrifice these serve as a potent conduit for Necrotic energy in the hands of a Necrotic wielder.Current Research>Combination FTL drive: Slow and Dangerous (Nearing Completion)>Necrotic/Living Experimentation: Slow (Nearing Completion)>Hard-Light Shield: Slow>Rods of Ruin: Slow>Solar Engine: Slow (Nearing Completion)>Shaker Shield: Medium (Nearing Completion)>Ravager Blade: Slow>Ship Stealth Technology: Medium (Nearing Completion)>Sunscale Dissection and Reanimation: Medium (Nearing Completion)>Drop Pods: Medium>Gravity Thrusters: Medium>Mental Reading: Slow>>46677187Was pretty fun
>>46677235Unlocked:Void-Nova Bomb: A large missile similar in size to the Pike missile the Void-Nova carries a Void-infused bonedust warhead. Detonating in a cascade of violent gravitational fluctuations and void energy the Void-Nova is capable of destroying or crippling fleets. To protect itself the bomb utilizes its warhead to generate a shield of void-energy around it to absorb or deflect attacks against it. Cost: 200B 80M per missileWarp FTL: The Warp Engine creates a rip through space-time into what is known as Sub-Space to allow rapid FTL travel. Somewhat faster than the Void Drive but without previous knowledge of a systems coordinates accuracy can vary otherwise it is extremely accurate allowing a ship to appear within light-seconds of its target.Weapon Bonding Ritual: A proficient wielder of an applicable energy type can perform this potent ritual to create, enchant and bind a weapon unique to them. These weapons will become an extension of the wielder themselves, acting as Reaver Staff, Glutton Sphere, and powerful melee weapon all in one. The ritual requires a full days time during which the wielder cannot be interrupted or lose all progress and materials. The sacrifice of a living sentient being is required for the ritual, their soul and blood used to temper the weapon and bestow its semi-sentience. The destruction of the weapon, supernaturally durable as they are, will weaken the wielder until they are able to regain their lost power. Cost: 50B 50MUnlocked Research:>Arc Blink: Slow>Blur: Medium>Arc Weaponry: Fast
>>46677261Research Trade results with Armatocere:>Planetary Shields- Powerful projected shields capable of defending an entire city, able to withstand orbital bombardment. Relying on the use of stationary projection towers these shields are much more durable than ship-based shields but requiring a much larger energy source. Constant bombardment of sufficient force will lead to the towers overheating and failing. Very effective against ground-based attacks and artillery. Cost: 5,000B 10,000M>Cloning- The ability to create a genetic duplicate of a living organism. Cloning an organism can take from four days for most humanoid species up to a week or longer for larger organisms. Raw Biomass is pumped into a shell-like container and the DNA introduced. As the clone is grown they are given a rudimentary education with the option to focus on specific areas such as warfare or engineering. These clones are not emotionless and will develop their own personalities over time unless their dispositions are tampered with during the growth phase.>Flash Cloning- The ability to rapidly grow clones of living organisms but at the cost of genetic integrity.>Cloning Facility: A structure intended to grow and train Clones. A single Facility can clone and train up to 500 "standard" sized Clones at a time. Cost: 1200B 900M>BioDome- Similar to Planetary Shields this is a self-contained habitable zone within otherwise inhospitable environments including the vacuum of space, toxic or even corrosive atmospheres, and submerged underwater. Those within are able to move and operate without protective equipment, automated systems recycling air and maintaining temperature and other environmental factors. Underground extensions will also have the same protective and comfortable environment unless natural hazards are encountered. Cost: 2000B 2000M>Gravity Sensors- Detecting ripples in gravitational waves allows the far off detection of ships, including those otherwise cloaked from detection
>>46677394We should put a planetary shield on our capital city ASAP. It's just too good
>>46677394We should start cloning Ahkam
>>46677558And an AOMBS system, we can finally afford it without draining most of our resource pile.
>>46677394A Light Cruiser hovers over the main ructu city on Rukor, Coffins waiting on the surface for the party of ructu elders and wise-folk to travel to Iti'a'Ropku and witness the glory of the New Necrotic Armada. Jor himself personally speaks with the Council of Elders as they stand in a plaza of clay cobblestones, former Ahkam workers toiling away at raising an aqueduct to bring fresh river water further up from the delta, a much needed boon to the growing metropolis.Necrolyte Officers interrogate the survivors of the unexpected Dagger incursion under the watchful eye of the Voidsinger Commander. A Demi-Think Tank floating ever present over his shoulder makes note of the rune carved piece of chitin armor he flipped between his fingers in thought. It shocks you to realize you no longer felt his emotions, his domination shard somehow removed but from all appearances he still remained loyal. Turning your attention back to the Daggers they claim they were sent to look for their lost Clanship, recent fighting between a mysteriously pissed off Osjiic Empire and the Dagger Fleets preventing their investigation until recently.The Lavafathers Volcano rumbles and spews ash and sprays of molten stone into the rain-filled air as it glows bright. The Stonestar congregation grows daily as they watch and pray at the base of the mountain. A few of the more bold and brave journeying to watch from a safe distance as Muic stands a silent vigil for her sisters return. The perpetual storm surrounding the world rumbling and flashing with increasing frequency.>cont
>>46677783Who the hell removed the Voidsingers domination shard? Not that I particularly want it there, I just think we should know if our subjects figured out how to remove them.
>>46677783Within the system containing Station 88 and it's mysterious ruins several tears in spacetime open, spy satellites appearing and gazing toward the world. If it weren't for the newly gained Gravity Sensors they would have gone unnoticed but Piercing Nails quickly hunt them down, Jammer Missiles striking the satellites before they are ripped apart by Chain-Flenser fire. The Confederates sending their spy-drones to search for Captain Dretst and her missing fleet and you can only hope they weren't able to transmit images of your fleet in orbit over the world or the Necrotic ships docked with the station. Think Tanks and Flatbody Gargoyles, well equipped for searching every nook and cranny of the station, begin pouring over the structure as they study it.>Orbital Platform: Slow>Space Elevator: SlowIn the system your Necrolytes had claimed and the Osjiic and Ahkam had fallen prey to your machinations and traps there is a flash of Skip Drives as a small fleet of Ahkam ships appear, mostly frigates and cruisers lacking an arrival by Storm Gate. They float through the system only to fall under attack by the sparse defenses left behind, Terrordromes and Nail fighters ripping into them. They do not fight back fully, only shooting down missiles and at fighters that draw too close until their engine recharge and they depart once more. Irritated at their escape you watch briefly as Reconstructed flood the handful of Corvettes and Frigates they'd managed to cripple, capturing and subduing the suspiciously small crews of the ships.You sit in the Charnel Vault, your Throne levitating as you look across the screens detailing your empire. There was much to do and much to tend to.What shall you do first?
>>46677975>Search for those ruins, delicious knowledge beckons
>>46677975Get to work beating that fleet for the Armatocere, we said we would, after all
>>46677975Kill the rebels playing with daddies tools
>>46677975I think now would be a fine time to gift Red leaf stains with her very own reaver staff, and begin personally educating her and Jor in the ways of the Wormstar. They will be the ones to introduce our teachings to their people, we should ensure they know what they're doing.
>>46677975Ecplore the ruins and kill that separatist faction trying to kill the Armatocere.
>>46678075>It's time for Necromancy 101, with Professor Jadyk!
>>46677975Forces currently enroute to the Armatocere:>30 Frigates>30 Corvettes>15 Support Corvettes>15 Light Cruisers>10 Heavy Cruisers>15 Bloar Carriers>10 Destroyers>6 Battleships>2 Hangar Battlecruisers>10 Boarding Frigates >5 Boarding Cruisers
>>46678075>>46677975>>46678026Send a general with a fleet after the rebels, another to the ruins, and start spreading that necrotic love among your disciples.
>>46678112Go personally to help the plant people, it will be a show of good will that we take this matter seriously.We will also be able to talk face to face with them after, a thing we haven't done much
Quick ideaWe already know that some sunscails grow small amounts of metal in there body's and that sunscails are the best at handling solar energy So what if we select the sunscails that best grow metal, keep them alive (but dominated) and harvest there metal scalesThen we use those metal scales and super charge them with solar energy. Like how void can infuse bone, this solar metal (that I'm going to call solarium) can be used to make solar tech or be traded with the plant guys who could use it to make a super upgrade to the life support of the ships (plants eat light and solarium constantly produces a fuck ton of it) Also I want to call void infused bone voidinite
>>46678112We should probably add the Fury of Wormstar to this list.
>>46677975Suggestions seem to be:>Search for Alien ruins on Station 88's planet>Bestow a Reaver Staff to Red-Leaf-Strains and begin her training alongside JorHow do you deal with the UON?>Send General to Armatoceres defenseor>Go personally to the Armatoceres defenseSend the Fury of the Wormstar?>Y/N?>>46678230Worker Sunscale don't "grow" metal scales but rather replace their normal scales with ones made of metal that they eat. It would appear that shedding their skin instead of green scales underneath it would be whatever metal they were snacking on.Once you have Solar Technology researched you can infuse Solar properties into materials similar to the Void Dust and the Necrotic Metal
>>46678482>Go personally to the Armatoceres defense>YWe might as well go personally so we can talk to them in person after the fact. Gotta Up them social links.
>>46678482>>Bestow a Reaver Staff to Red-Leaf-Strains and begin her training alongside Jor>Send General to Armatoceres defense>Y
>>46678482>go personally >y
>>46678482>>Go personally to the Armatoceres defense>Y>Search for Alien ruins on Station 88's planet
>>46678482Is there an Arc substance to go with then, now that we have Arc tech?
>>46678482>Bestow a Reaver Staff to Red-Leaf-Strains and begin her training alongside Jor>go personally >Y
>>46678482>Search for Alien ruins on Station 88's planet>Go personally to the Armatoceres defense>Y
>>46678482>Search for Alien ruins on Station 88's planet>Send General to Armatoceres defense (nekris)>Y
>>46678482>go personally >YWe should also get a few thinktanks and talons collecting plant samples of EVERYTHING! Multiple samples of each kind of plant including seeds, a written report on where the plant is and its environmentI want to show off to the plant fucks. And if we take this level of detail they might do the same when sending us tissue samples
>>46677873Probably a natural consequence of Void corruption -- our domination shards seem to be embedded in flesh, not bone, and as the Void eats away at his flesh, the shard most likely just fell out when its flesh cage decayed.
>>46678482>Go personally with the Fury of the Wormstar to the Armatoceres defenseDo you wish to bring the Charnel Vault or leave it behind?>Take>Leave>>46678575Metal can be infused with Arc propertiesBone infused with VoidBone and Metal with NecroticBone and Stone with Solar
>>46678925>LeaveWe can ride the Fury into battle
>>46678925>TakeNo real reason not to bring both, might as well go with Overwhelming ForceIf we choose to leave it, I hope we instead ride the Fury like a mount into the battle
>>46678925>LeaveLet's see what the Fury is capable of
>>46678925BoneStones was somewhat foreshadowed by the whole Sunscales ships being powered by Solar and being made of Stone anyways.And yes, I am all in favour of having the stones infused with Solar be called "BoneStones" from this point onwards
>>46678925Am I alone in the idea of fapping over the idea of the cauldron? The thought of people quietly slipping into the bubbling liquid, to melt and then emerge reassembled as Talons is just.. exciting.
>>46679059Quest's canceled, go home everyone
>>46679059>>46679096Give me your address, and I can help you with that particular fantasy in person.
>>46679096And that kids was the day, twas not the masked, the Osjiic or even those bastard Arkham who defeated the Armada, twas a random anon killed the Great GraveQM, for with his fetish he had unleashed a mental image that no amount of bleech could remove"/wipes away a tear
>>46679096>can't tell if joking
>>46679059That is some Hoboquest tier hue right there.
>>46679096>TFW your BoneStone idea is immediately overshadowed by a random anons fetish
oh btw, i calling this image as done >>46679096we had a good run, be happy we lasted this long
>>46679096>>46679232I'm genuinely worried that you're not joking.Please be joking I seen too many things destroyed by an anons fetish
We should talk with our Voidsinger, meanwhile I doubt he is going to betray us, unless he has been incredibly good at masquerading his emotions for a really long time.It seems something is bothering him. I'm assuming he is contemplating the progress of his void "corruption" or the prospect of getting his name (which I think he already deserves). We should reveal him our efforts into modifying living subjects instead of just reconstructing, explain that we had not offered it to him due to our concern of actually losing him, or his current persona, and honestly we no longer need him to pose as an Osjic. Of course, if it's appropriate, maybe he is just contemplating his past.If he really wants to be reconstructed, and we have not finished the research properly, we could ask for the help of the Armatocere in the process, after the battle. That might even help us get closer, so they can understand necrotic better and we might get a glimpse of whatever "life" energy they have.Heh, I guess that could be a good end/start of the current/next thread.>>46679096I guess I should have written this faster, meh.It was a good game for as long as it lasted.
>>46679302Man, We really should try and get a joint research effort going with the Armatocere on something; I'm thinking ways to combine their Life and our Necrotic, or at least improve their vulnerability to it. Like, trade our knowledge of Necrotic for their Life and just generally bro it up.Then again, Quests dead so it doesn't matter anymore anyways.
>>46679296Jyoti has seen worse.
Get Jor to make a soulbound weapon of his choice using one of the Sunscale warbloods as the sacrificeJaydk: Excellent Jor, what weapon did you mak-... oh shit you didn't, is that a-Jor: Its a Scythe!Jadyk: That is... that's just so many kinds of racist Jor, you cant just, I mean Wormstar give me patience..
>>46678925Jor was not alone as he returned with the ructu visitors, about twenty of the hunched crustaceans assembled in the hold of the Cruiser. Among them the four of your original ructu servants, the eldest carrying its personal sphere of dreamstone. The Fury of the Wormstar, called from its slumber in the depths of Rukor, appears within a new system for the very first time. As it waits for your to complete your tasks it circles the moon, observing the shipyards building the massive amounts of ships your Armada was growing to need.The ructu crowd around screens that show the planet looming below and the fleet scattered in orbit, the Charnel Vault blotting out a section of the starscape. Descending to the planet and the city built in the mountains the ructu chatter among themselves at the sight of the strange world, among the very first to witness a new world.Landing in a field of flat white stone that served as a landing strip for ships the holds door opens to reveal a small crowd of Iti'a'Ropkus populace and the Necrolyte Legion with yourself floating above the ground at the forefront of the groupThe ructu shuffle uncertainly down the ramp but you sweep your hand out to gesture to city rising behind, "Welcome to Iti'a'Ropku, the City of All Souls and home to the New Necrotic Armada. It is an honor to welcome you," you say and bow your head as the crowd lets out a scattering of cheer and applause that startles the ructu at first.The Council members that had joined, one of them the skeptical female that had spoken in warning of the Armada, step forward, "T-Thank you for having us," they say with Demi-Think Tanks spread through the crowd translating for the various alien races.>cont
>>46679666You motion to Jor as he steps to your side, "Jor is among my most trusted followers. He will give you a tour of the City to explain or answer anything you so might desire. Please, be welcome to my home," you say giving the ructu visitors a level of respect you reserved for very few.Jor smiles and begins to speak to the Ructu, the crowd moving forth to greet the new visitors. You drift to the side, nodding to the mother of young David who warily smiles back as she passes by. The unnaturally aging child giggling waving at you with a pudgy hand before being distracted by the strange aliens.Red-Leaf-Strains makes to approach them but you motion her to join you and she bows her head as she does, "Lord Jadyk.""Tell me, Red-Leaf-Strains. How would you like to learn the ways of the Necrotic like Jor is?" you ask bluntly and the large creature blinks in surprise."I-I would be honored. The other people that live here...they say you are evil but also say you are good and protect them," you wait for her to continue as she pauses to think a moment, "I never had a concept of power. Only survival, migration and maintaining the histories of my people. I see now that was...simple. The stars have been shown to me and I want to learn more," she bows her upper torso low, the other plainsrunners in the group watching the exchange curiously, "I would be honored to learn what ever you deem worthy," she says and you can feel her sincerity even without a Domination Spike.You place a hand on her large head, "You shall learn my ways and gain your own power, Red-Leaf-Strains. You will be first among your kind in my Armada. Go this night to Jor. You two will study with the Think Tanks and the Deep Rot. You will learn the histories and the words of the Wormstar. Upon my return I shall teach you personally.">cont
Just gonna say, void bombs are grossly under priced for what they are capable of. Battleships and capitols are obsolete if we can just pack destroyers with a few dozen of those fuckers.
>>46679692Lifting her head she smiles her alien way of squinted eyes and ears flicked forward, "Thank you, Lord Jadyk," she bows her head again and moves to leave but you stop her."One more thing, Red-Leaf-Strains," she turns back expectantly and you continue, "Speak with your sisters. I wish to bring the rest of your people into the fold, to enlighten them. With the blessing of you and your sisters I would invite them to Iti'a'Ropku to see first-hand the possibilities we can give them."Smiling once more she nods eagerly, "Of course, Lord Jadyk. Jor and I have been discussing this very thing. I will convince my sisters and they will depart to bring word and Dreamstone. If words do not convince then maybe dreams will.">Red-Leaf-Strains and Jor will begin their true Necromancer Training upon your return>The Alpha Matrons will go out and bring word of Iti'a'Ropku to the Osogo herds>Jor giving the Ructu visitors a guided tour of the City.>>46679261This brought the Quest back to life>>46679396Oh I have.
>>46679712I thought so too and yeah they're going to get their price jacked up.
>>46679728>This brought the Quest back to lifeClearly Mr Smiles is the necromancer we need right now, but not one we deserve
>>46679344Actually this brings up a theory that i have had for awhile with Jadyks ability to drain the living of their life for greater necrotic power... i THINK necrotic energy IS life energy.
>>46679712Literally what came to pass starting quietly in the 1890s and nearly up to WW2.Torpedo cruisers were a thing. Nothing but fucking torpedoes. And destroyers relied on torps.
>>46679728Never underestimate the power of the skeleton
>>46679472also just to amuse myself...
>>46679975Man, those blackscales are such a bad inspiration for him. Where did we ever go wrong as a skeledad?
>>46679975It's canon new because I say so
>>46679879And is the present day we have Carriers and Everything Else™. The Everything Else that aren't CTG support are pure missile spam and missile defense with a pea shooter in case they get but on fuck up Somali pirate duty.
>>46679975>>46679994>>46679996https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCiFO7qV54Edear gods no, this is why they sealed away Jadyk in the first place
>>46680026I can't wait for the Navy to finish development of railguns, it might make fuck off huge battleships militarily feasible again.
>>46679728With the ructu being guided by Jor and the other citizens of the city you ascend to orbit within a Coffin. Once free of the atmosphere your Throne departs from the Coffin and floats for several minutes alone in the silence. You take the time to enjoy the moments of peace, mind wandering over your Empire as you waited for your transport to arrive.You almost don't notice it at first, but you realize the shadows of your fleets frozen in place and your Throne held rigid in place. Even without the need to breath you sigh in exasperation even before the sound of rustling leaves and dried brittle skin echo within your bones. You wait for the appearance of the Masked but nothing appears. There was a rattling within your ribcage that...tickled as the Mask you kept hidden on your person moved and you silently curse at it.Pulling it free you glare at the insectoid face carved of dark wood, expecting it to speak but instead you look up and before you is the withered rotted remains of an Ahkam juvenile, a wooden mask floating within its empty eyesocket, twisting before you, "You have been busy, Conquering Worm. A uniter of species in peace through war. You are a conundrum, Jadyk Wormspawn."You glower at the rukorian gorilla floating before you, it's body chewed and mangled, "Do you just come to taunt me? I have much to be tending to. Mostly in result of your meddling, I might add," you snap.>cont
>>46680278Despite the lack of an atmosphere the sound of booming laughter from a dozen races is deafening only to be cut off in an angry whisper, a stout reptilian with Void burns across its body snarling inches from your face, "You grow bold and reckless. Amusing but you should care not to insult us, Child of a Butchered God. You witnessed our great message to the Galaxy. You heard their screams," the drowned Osogo threatens, "We come with a warning. Cease talk of us. Watch the Wraith Queen as closely as she watches you. Your wayward child searches for home but leaves a trail of blood and flames in their passing, a trail that will lead to you and eternal War."Silently absorbing their warnings you tap the wooden Mask against the Thrones armrest.What shall you say or ask in response to these warning?
>>46680297But I HAVEN'T talked of you, beyond asking the Armatocere of you ONCE. All other times have been races telling me to ignore you, which I have ignored, I might add.And weren't we already watching the Wraith Queen? I might be lacking a physical brain but even a normal skeleton wouldn't trust her in the absolute slightest. Why would ANYONE trust someone who killed their own patron?But then, I'm terrible at dialogue so anons may want to change it
>>46680297"You're afraid. Afrad of the wraith. If you could stop her you would. But you can't can you. I can in time... With proper motivation"
>>46680297I shall take head of your warning, but all I wish for in return is to ask you why Akka-Tor wishes for your destruction. I assume you had a hand in aiding her in the destruction of the Undying Court, why did you ultimately turn on one another?
>>46680385Don't reveal anything to these guys. They can use it against us and reveling that we don't trust her is bad
>>46680465What are they gonna do? Tell our enemies we don't trust the friend-less, ally-less SUN EATING monstrosity?It would be like telling someone that you wear shoes sometimes. It's common sense and somewhat implied, at least it seems as such to me.
>>46680465If we were to imply that we DID trust her, it would seem to them that we didn't believe their visions of her killing the Wormstar. That would not be in our interest.
>>46680433Good good. We hold the chips now. Let's see how the masked like getting manipulated I wonder if we can talk the wraith in to telling us how she is immune to the masked attack
>>46680518We imply nothing >>46680506They can work with anything to manipulate. Why give them any chance
>>46680297Why do you fear your own name so much? Your existence and power are no real secret. All know of you and fear your power and mistrust your words. Which I imagine suit you just fine, as harbingers of discord and chaos. It makes the world more "fun" for you.As for the Sun-eater I don't trust her, her treachery revealed to me by you and the sunscales. I will watch her closely regardless of your "warning" I can only assume that the armada made the universe too "boring" and either she came to you and you to her, and plotted the Wormstar's downfall. Your partnership ending in betrayal as soon as my master fell, you denying her the chance to feast on it's corpse and usurp it's power. Oh I am mad, but I accept the past is simply the past, and for you to be yourselves. To promote war and strife and give the underdogs the upper hand. Which is currently the new Necrotic Armada. Thank you for your time Masked. Unless you have more need of me I think we are done for the moment.Contact our wayward child far away and tell him to reign it in. Be fast, be silent, be stealthy. Do not bring war on our step or you're grounded.
>>46680540The wraith wants to keep us alive only long enough to eat the rest of the wormstar then kill us because we'd never work under her, man. She is the last person we should ever talk to again>>46680564And I'm not saying you're wrong, just that that one scrap of information is literally useless. It would be like telling someone that you don't trust space hitler.
>>46680564We gave them the chance when we picked up their mask, which they can see and communicate through in a limited fashion. And that's not even considering the fact that they're basically omniscient to begin with.
>>46680564>>46680465They KNOW we don't trust her, NO ONE trusts her. The only way they could fuck us was if they talked to her about us not trusting her.
>>46680614Which they couldn't even do because they both despise one another utterly
>>46680584But space hitler trust us, a bit>>46680566>>46680433These are ok I'm going with these
>>46680643... What are the masked going to do, tell their sworn enemy that hates them more than anything else in existence that we don't trust her?
>>46680691I don't know what they will do but I know they will do something
>>46680819Dude, they're already working against us; it's just what they DO. Shadowrunning this hard out of nowhere is just foolish. You're basically saying we should never tell the near-omniscient beings anything, even though they probably already KNOW anything we could tell them.
>>46680849Look I just don't trust them and I have a feeling that Grave thinks we have had it too easy and might try to give us a harder time.
>>46681007He can do that at any time, telling them exactly what they want to hear isn't stopping him from that.
>>46681007I'm not saying we should trust them, just that straight up never saying anything to them ever because they /might/ use it against us is a bit extreme. They already know loads about us and can probably see us through the mask. We already KNOW they're working against us because they work against everyone. It's kind of their thing
>>46680297"You're afraid," You accuse and the burned Kesh jerks as if slapped, "Afraid of the Wraith. If you could stop her you would. But you can't can you. She holds a shattered Mask," you motion with the one in your grasp, "I do not if it is her own or one of your slain kin but I know this makes you afraid.Why do you fear your own name so much? Your existence and power are no real secret. All know of you and fear your power and mistrust your words. Which I imagine suit you just fine, as harbingers of discord and chaos. It makes the world more "fun" for you," you scoff, knowing you risked their ire but your patience has worn thin with these phantom manipulators."As for the Sun-eater I don't trust her, her treachery revealed to me by you and the Sunscale. I will watch her closely regardless of your "warning". I can only assume that the Grand Necrotic Armada made the universe too "boring" and either she came to you or you to her, and plotted the Wormstar's downfall," the accusation making the hollow exoskeleton of a tyrre rattle as it shifted"Your partnership ending in betrayal as soon as my master fell, you denying her the chance to feast on it's corpse and usurp it's power. Oh I am mad, but I accept the past is simply the past, and for you to be yourselves. To promote war and strife and give the underdogs the upper hand. Which is currently the New Necrotic Armada. Thank you for your time Masked. Unless you have more need of me I think we are done for the moment.">cont
>>46681109The Masked is silent for sometime, a butchered and carved human shifting into a Talon that shrugs, "Some potent accusations and observations. You speak of fear and betrayals. Your insights are...close to the truth yet you fail to grasp one of the biggest pieces. Perhaps, in time, you shall discover this missing fragment of the puzzle. We give you another piece but you may not like the picture it further completes," before you is a lump of flesh, tumorous and bloated, unknown what it once was."You are not the first or only member of the Grand Necrotic Armada that the Sun-Eater betrayed. You are not the only one to survive. The Red Rot shackled and repressed. The Dry Snow burned and scattered. The Black Flame snuffed and stolen by the unworthy. This Galaxy will rise against you but you are not alone. Reality itself suffers for the presence of the Sun-Eater and we are unable to interfere. She is a blight, an unthreading of the fabric of creation.The choice is yours, Jadyk Wormstarborn and inheritor of the Will Necrotic. We can not give you this choice but it is yours alone to make. Choose and know this. No matter your choice, you will bring fear and death among the stars."You were about to demand answers of the Masked when the ticking of the cosmic clock resumes and you are swallowed by the shadow of the Fury of the Wormstar, your throne drifting in its maw.
>>46681134>Choose and know this. No matter your choice, you will bring fear and death among the stars.>Title drop>Someone suggest a theme for this quest that should play when that happens
>>46681007Eh, Jyoti really isn't like that. He would never fuck us out of nowhere.
>>46681134>you will bring fear and death among the stars."Roll Credits for Episode 1!https://youtu.be/gEQNAZGoZrw?t=35s
>>46681134I'm calling it. That chunk of flesh is a part of the wormstar I just thought of something... The masked always appear as something dead. AlwaysWhat if they are the dead. All of the dead. What if they are the collective souls of all the dead.
>>46681134So the masked are more assholeish Star Gate Ascended then? Being general dicks but also not letting the Universe get butchered by Entropic cocksucks?That might be a reason they seem to be especially interested in Jadyk, I get the feeling that they *really* don't show up this often for anyone else. Possibly due to his philosophy and beliefs, some careful balance between entropy and creation perhaps?
>>46681134As the Fury of the Wormstar disappears into the cosmic distance, a shroud of Void-light engulfing it when it enters FTL you look over the wooden features of the Mask in your grasp, contemplating these mysteries the Masked heaped upon you. They only confirm your suspicions of the Undying Courts systematic betrayal by Akka-Tor and hint at the survival of other factions. You vow to search them out and unite them once more.While in transit of the Void Drive you become away of faint sensations of multiple alarms through the connection with the Deep Rot, the FTL travel distorting your ability to intimately filter through the Armada and control it. You clack your jaw as you wait within the "command bridge" of the bioship, walls of pulsating flesh and bone supports surrounding you.Another test for your Generals was commencing it appeared.
>>46681948You are not Jadyk of the Wormstar.You are the Deep Rot, a constructed mind of potent computing power that controls the masses of Reconstructed that fill the Armada. In the weeks since your creation you have witnessed many wondrous things and fought in many brutal battles. You've watching creatures live and die at your many, many hands under the guidance of your creator Jadyk.Yet now, with Jadyk indisposed you are presented with a challenge. Across the systems the Armada controls you witness multiple fleets arriving out of FTL.Within your home system of Horizon's Drop, a fleet of Osjiic warships and a Dagger fleet surrounding another Clanship appear on opposite ends of the system.In the Bastion system a pair of stormclouds form in the orbits of both Rukor and the Lavafathers moon, belching forth a Ahkam ships. They lacked a mature Ahkam, the pair of Battleships likely carrying a Juvenile or Male Ahkam.The system that Station 88 floated above a dry world a fleet of Confederate ships appear, fighters launching from a massive hangar ship surrounded by sub-capitols.As the Terrordromes and defensive ships move to oppose the intruders you hastily contact the Generals of the New Necrotic Armada. Already they mobilize and rush for their ships and respective fleets.The New Necrotic Armada was under attack and Jadyk of the Wormstar was absent. Now was the time for the Armada to stand and defend itself. Now was the time for the Generals of this new galactic empire to prove themselves once more.Deep in your core at the heart of a mountain the lake of Necrotic Fluid churns and boils, flesh and bone and metal and muscle and gray matter form and dissolve and reform in a chaotic frenzy as you guide the Armada to Glory in defense of what it has taken as its own.You are the Deep Rot and the New Necrotic Armada.
>>46681973The fucking masked did this didn't they? They wait until we're in FTL and tell all our enemies to attack us at the same time. Those back biting cock nobblers.
>>46677394We need to build an army of assistant jors
>>46681973And with that I must stop here. SOrry for the shorter than normal thread.Thread is archived, please feel free to vote for it if you can.Next thread will be on Saturday as usual, looking to be quite intense. Hope folks had fun, I know I did.Feel free to post ship/troop orders and I'll stick around to answer any non-spoiler questions I can.
>>46681973So Fubar eh? I say we smash the ahkam, osjiic fleets, force the dagger fleet to retreat Order our forces in system 88 to go to ground on the planet and let the confederates control the space around till we can send forces from our core systems?
>>46682011I dunno man, this might not be too bad, and I'm not altogether certain it's the masked Or at least the masked we talk to all the time; my theory is that theres a bunch and each one picks a race and plays against the others by trying to lead theirs to beat all the others. Each one is a player in a massive game of Civilization in spaceLavafathers system is a good chance to see what his own fleet is capable of, and Murics already thereThe home system is a goddamn fortress with Deep Rot thereSystem 88 can be pretty well defended by nekri and his hunters if they're already there
>>46682091How long does it take for void novas to be made?
Protect the hearth!Home world gets priority once secure send reinforcements to assist against arkham at rukor
>>46682099What if we can diplomance the fuck out of the Daggers by letting them colonize a planet nearby ours? Tell them that if they want to join the Necrotic Armada, they'll get to live in our swanky-ass Iti'a'Ropku.But prepare for all-out war against everyone. If we can, inform each of the attacking factions of the other factions. See how their reactions are.
>>46681973For the Osjiic and dagger lure them into a 3-way conflict near our anti air network and missiles. For the ahkam let Lavafather's fleet deal with them but at least send reinforcements to flank. Station 88 can be defended by nekris and reinforced by another general.
>>46682225Just open communications and send out a message to everyone in a universal language to begin with, i guessmaybe something like "GET OFF MY FUCKING LAWN"
>>46682225Eh the daggers have had plenty of time to find a planet to settleOnly reason they probably haven't is because they are war with to many factions I just want at least a non aggression pact with some of our rivals because we cant keep going on like this
>>46677008>>1,819,565B (28 Biomass Farms: 1,260,000, 40 Lichen Farms: 6000, 200 Solar 8000, Tributes: 2500) I'm pretty sure we ordered 22 more biomass farms
>>46682224We could ask for the plantfolk to send reinforcements. Only the Confed ships use necrotic so they should be helpful against Ahkam or Osjiic
>>46682365Good point, we ARE helping to reinforce their systems after all, could be worthwhile to send them to go help out the RUkor system.Want to keep them away from our home system though, and the confederates use necrotic so they'd probably be best at rukor, reinforcing the lavafather
>>46682365>>46682408Were sending reinforcements to them remember?That's where jadyk is going to fight an battle there already fightingAgainst some sort of splinter confed fleet thats attacking them but now im thinking the plants were told by the masked to lure jagyk from our forces
>>46682325Oops, it appears you did. My bad.You wouldn't have gotten Biomass from it this turn anyways but they'll be there for the next thread.>>46682217At the moment you do not have any and they take about 2 days to make. Updated cost is: 1000B 200MMissiles are big and require a lot of bone dust.>>46682447I think they meant, ask for help at the same time Jadyk is fighting their enemy.Basically asking to swap dance-partners as it were, yes?>>46682408>>46682365
>>46682447I think you're getting a little TOO paranoid there anon.Seriously if we start thinking the masked are trying to kill us all the time forever then we're never going to be able to accomplish anything whatsoever in regards to diplomacy, because "oh no what if the masked told them to tell us to do that?"
>>46681973We are at the tipping point Before we where cloaked in darkness, unknown and free to grow in the shadowsBut now they know something is here and they will send wave after wave to fight usWe stand in the maelstrom We stand and fight
>>46682091Build a planetary sheild and an AOMBS system on horizons drop immediately.
>>46682691Also a shit ton of those super void missiles, in fact we might want to make some dedicated defenses that use those things as ammo.
>>46682776And when we do fight we shouldn't bother with taking anyone alive this time. Our sole priority should be defeating them
>>46682846Indeed strike to kill. They attack our lands directly now, time for them to know what it means when we take the kid gloves off.
>>46682365This. If things turn sour, we can always ask for their help but I'm sure we will prevail. Just have to make sure they don't bombard our new city, I'm not sure we have built planetary shields yet.
>>46682846Well, we could at least spare only the command ship for each respective fleet; Taking their leaders alive lets us question them, and they may have potential to join our ranks of Element users
>>46682909No. We are fighting to survive right now. We can't risk anything. At all
>>46682691A shield takes two days to craft and set up while the AOMBS takes about three or four.
Wait, WAITWhat the hell are the sunscale doing?
>>46682980I'm not saying we spare everything man; just that we slaughter everything but, if we get a chance, disable their command ships communications and engines to get the best loot
>>46682991How long for Void Nova Bombs?>>46682999Likely waiting on the other end of our combat fleet's jump with the Armatocere.
>>46683027>How long for Void Nova Bombs2 days at 1000B 200M each
so i think we need to start increasing our pylon count each turn as we really need to pump out some shipsI was thinking, with our new bio ships, can we say, mass produce a fast flying crit crawler aircraft, so, Crit Crashers?
OH! Reminder that we should use up all our resources on Ships/Pylons/Resource generators if they'll regenerate next thread!
>>46683194I meant to post a list of pylons to start building in this thread, but I wound up stepping out just when the thread ended. Oh well, guess I'll post it in the next thread.
>>46683280Go for it mang>>46683165I like it.
>>46683333How hard is it to make a void drive go critical?
>>46683333Aye aye captain.Planetary sheild (Iti'a'Ropku): 5,000B 10,000MPlanetary sheild (HD moon): 5,000B 10,000MPlanetary sheild (Mountain Fortress): 5,000B 10,000MAOMBS (on Horizon's Drop): 400000B 500000M50 Jammer pylons (horizons drop): 2500M400 small craft pylons: 320000B 240000M400 sub capitol pylons: 400000B 320000M150 capitol pylons: 225000B 180000M2 Cloning Facilities: 2400B 1800MTotal Cost: 1,362,400B 1,274,300MA massive expansion of vital industries to the Necrotic Armada as well as the fortifications needed to defend them.
>>46682225You know, this sounds like a pretty wise idea IG. Fundamentally the Netu have no real gripe with us aside from Akka-Tor extermatusing their homeworld. They're not really interested in much else aside from adventuring around the stars and being rum swilling space pirates. If we got the Armatocere to help out terraforming a world for them to settle and maybe giving them the clanship we captured, they could be convinced to ally with us. It would be an uphill battle convincing them of our benign intentions, but it could pay off.
>>46683333Crit Crasher: Sub-CapitolSize: 130 Meters1 Fixed2 Turrets4 AuxiliaryBoarding Claws4 HoneypotsResembling a sleek crustacean creature this bioship is mainly focused on transporting and deploying Crit Crawls and Chatter Bugs (Jammer Crit Crawls) in a battlefield.New Bioship Mod:Honeypot: An expandable organic sac that safely carries Reconstructed until they are deployed. Can hold up to 20 Crit Crawls. Cost: 30B>>46683592Looking good. Support for this order?
>>46683688Well, I'd also add on as many resource generators as are possible if there's any resources left over from that order; but otherwise I'm on board with it
>>46683688Could we possibly make a small craft version of this craft? Having hordes of pissed off space crabs zipping around and violently shredding our enemies appeals to me so.
>>46683688Do you have a song for us this week Grave?
>>46683768Why yes I dohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFjvj6Tp3fY
>>46683768I hope he does, Graves has excellent tastes in music.
>>46683755I'm about to turn in but I'll come up with something for a fighter crab to support the Squids, possibly at work tomorrow.>>46683802Had this on repeat earlierAlright I'm off to bed. Take care folks
>>46683900Thanks for running! Enjoyable thread as always.
>>46683900Night dude, thanks again for running! It's never a dull moment when the masked show up.
>>46683900Awesome run. Fucking masks. We make a giant space ship with "masks suck" written all over it in every known labguage and make it our diplomatic vessel Will get to trying to design my new pet te crit crasher when I get home Crabs in spaaaaaaaaaaace(Ructu people begin clapping politely)That's some good dakka there lord Jaydk
>>46685496I'd like to nominate a themesong for this unit in advance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YYIy1YHvZc
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>>46685496We need more bioships.WHERE ARE RHE SPACE-WHALES?! I WAS PROMISED SPACE-WHALES
We should set up a station dedicated to pumping out bioships as the main filler for our fleets as they are faster to spit out per turnAlso we need to take dna samples of all living subjects for part of our clone testing Also i heavily believe we should begin cloning the arkham and sunscale asap and raise them happy members of the empire Its a shame we didnt get dna samples of the albino
>>46688692Flesh crafters when Truly a lord of shaping undead flesh needs a hobby why not learn how to shape and mix living tissue then mix the two together
Random idea, the eels that live in the kelp vats multiply quickly what if we make a factory that geherates large numbers of them then drains them of energy so we can empower jaydk and the necromancers like a sustainable system And can the qm clarify where we waiting on living infusions to complete before working on ambient crystal sponges?
just some inspiring imageswith the soul weapons i think we should take it slow and have no more then 2 heros out of action recovering at a time. So perhaps when Angona returns have her and Jor make one. for the Sacrifices clone some sunscale and use the clones.
Bioships as crabs without going more a Cthulhu theme? common guys, do you even Fthang?
more inspirational images...Is it possible for a character other then jaydk to have more then one power?Say like, a necrotic flame
>>46689029The Fury feels pretty FtaghnDo you do requests Smiles?
>>46689062Technically all generals are Necrotic as a base.The Punishers are purely Necrotic atm I think. Until Agona emerges as a pyroclastic juggernaut
>>46689115yea, i usually hang on the b drawthreads, what did you want to request? probably cant start on it until tomorrow though [its 1am here atm]>>46689157good point, but i mean like, mix and match to make combined elements, undying lava, Holy Bolts, Voidflames ect.
With the bonded weapons, can we clone someone and use them for bonding? I mean, even clones are sentient. Or maybe, once we're done with living/necrotic experiments, if the subjects are still alive, we can use them.
>>46689597Perhaps we should invest in tease arching a non fatal Nid program or even one that can be modified so we can say Nid a powerful warrior Modify the memories to be loyal to the armada and mass download into clones for either soul weapon creation or general troops
>>46680297>Your wayward child searches for home but leaves a trail of blood and flames in their passing, a trail that will lead to you and eternal War."Wait, is he talking about the disciple? What is he up to? Maybe we should send a message to be more peaceful if he can?
>>46689375Jadyk on his Throne with the three Dirges fused to it like guards. I like the Throne