War has come to the New Necrotic Armada.Across multiple systems the foes of the New Necrotic Armada have arrived over time and either have already launched into conflict with the Armada or hold back and prepare for their attack.The Deep Rot, the driving force of the hordes of Reconstructed, dedicates its vast mind to the defense of the systems you left in its charge. Reconstructed rush from their tasks to flood into ships, necrotic ships lifting off and readying themselves for battle.Your Generals shouting orders as they joined their personal ships or readied themselves for battle, excitement rising within them for yet another chance to prove themselves. Once Revenant Lorgul complained of the peace that the fledgling Armada "suffered" from but as of late there has been no lack of combat for the bloodthirsty warrior.With you gone on board the Fury of the Wormstar to defend a potential allies system from vicious attackers the defense of the New Necrotic Armada fell to the responsibilities of the undead Generals and the Necrolyte Legion. This would be a potent test for your forces, seeing how they defended the homestead against multiple invaders.The New Necrotic Armada was under attack but it was far from defenseless and it will teach them the folly of attacking their home.
>>46719523Welcome back folks! Sorry about the delayPastebins: 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:>2,723,665B (50 Biomass Farms: 2,250,000, 40 Lichen Farms: 6000, 200 Solar 8000, Tributes: 2500)>4,337,920M (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>20 Ructu Ambassadors
>>46719523Yay I'm actually around right at the start for once
>>46719567Vehicles/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: 1 Days>240 corvettes: 2 Days>80 support corvettes: 2 Days>190 frigates: 2 Days>60 boarding frigates: 2 Days>20 boarding cruisers: 2 Days>140 light cruisers: 2 Days>120 heavy cruisers: 2 Days>80 plasma weaver cruisers: 2 Days>20 bloat carriers: 2 Days>80 battlecruisers: 2 Days>40 hangar battlecruisers: 2 Days>25 destroyers: 2 Days>17 void destroyers: 2 Days>33 battleships: 2 Days
>>46719603Completed Research:>Necrotic/Living Experimentation: The Think Tanks have performed many thorough experiments on the effects that Necrotic power and technology could have on living biology. They saught to manipulate living tissue directly rather than breaking corpses into their base parts. The results have been...interesting. There were mishaps where mutated test subjects had to be put down permenantly or they just could not survive the drastic and cruel procedures.>Solar Engine: A sphere of solar fire, a miniature sun contained and used as a potent energy source.>Ship Stealth Technology: The Divers of the Sunscale created the Ship Stealth systems, relying on refracted light and sound canceling, their very presence nearly undetectable.>Sunscale Dissection and Reanimation: The ability to break down and reconstruct Sunscale biomass has long eluded you but with the aid of the Blackscale Cabal you have found a loophole to this blockade.Current Research>Combination FTL drive: Slow and Dangerous>Hard-Light Shield: Slow>Rods of Ruin: Slow>Shaker Shield: Medium>Ravager Blade: Slow>Drop Pods: Medium>Gravity Thrusters: Medium>Mental Reading: Slow>Arc Blink: Slow>Blur: Medium>Arc Weaponry: Fast>Orbital Platform: Slow>Space Elevator: Slow
>>46719653>>Arc Weaponry: FastI thought we already researched this to come up with the arc spears and axes the shock troops use?
>>46719653Unlocked:Solar Engine: A potent energy source that can provide for the means of an entire capitol ship or even small towns. Resembling a miniature sun this reactor of radioactive fire is contained within powerful magnetic fields.Ship Mod: Solar Reactor - Replacing the regular rector cores of a Capitol Ship this reactor grants the ship a resistance to Ion, Arc and Necrotic attacks it is nonetheless vulnerable to Void powered attacks that manage to penetrate the outer hull. The reactor can be "flared" to grant a boost to speed and shield strength for a limited time but the effect is temporary and require time to charge. Cost: 85B 65MConstruction: Solar Powerstation - Centered around a small sun that can reach fifteen meters in diameter this facility can provide lasting clean energy for a resource facilities or multiples linked together for Cities. This increases productivity of biomass farms and Solar collectors. One Solar Powerstation can power five Biomass Farms. A city the size of Iti'a'Ropku requires six powerstations placed through the city to provide full power. Cost: 2000B 1500MShip Stealth: An array of projectors placed throughout the hull of the ship allows the ships to disappear from sight and most conventional sensors. Gravity sensors work unhindered but other sensors fail to detect the craft reliably. Damage and environmental effects can cause the stealth to fail as well. A ship cannot fire weapons or enter FTL without breaking stealth although an FTL engine can be charged prior to breaking stealth. Most effective on small craft and sub-capitols. Cost: 10B 10M per 10 meters of ship length rounded down.>>46719696Its more for making ranged weapons similar to how Lorgul made Void versions of the Necroflenser, Vaporizer, and Necrotic Flayer
>>46719790Unlocked:Sunscale Reanimation: It is infinitely infuriating but the Sunscale, those who pledged themselves fully to their gods the Mother in the Void and the Father from the Solar, are immune to Reconstruction and breaking down in the Cauldrons. At least normally. With the aid of a Blackscale attendant they are able to use Cauldrons to reanimate Sunscales and enhance their natural abilities with minor necrotic upgrades. Including repairing and enhancing the Sunscale zombies they already have in their possession. It requires the attention of Jadyk plus the entirety of the Cabal to focus on Reconstructing a powerful member of the Sunscale into a hero unit much like the creation of Dominator Valresko. Reanimated Sunscale retain their memories and shadows of their personalities from life but generally melancholy of temperament as they constantly feel the shame of becoming undead yet they still serve their Blackscale masters obediently. All except for the Warblood and the Albinos that is, who retain their free will and will seek to destroy themselves while killing as many other undead as they can in their rampage.New Unit:Blackscale Knight: By taking the bones of Warblood Sunscales and corrupting them in a profane ritual the Blackscale are able to construct a powerful undead. Standing at a hulking nine feet tall and wearing armor almost thick enough to withstand artillery blasts. Armed with a Necrotic Blade or heavy weapon like the Flayer and the ability to breath blasts of necrotic flame the Knight is a powerful warrior to reflect those that it was formed from. Cost: 5 Sunscale Warbloods or Albinos + 30B 20M
>>46719833Reconstructed Prosthesis: By submerging themselves into a Cauldron chamber a living subject can have missing portions of their body replaced with a prosthesis resembling a Reconstructed. This includes limbs and replacing simple organs like the heart and other muscles with enhanced versions. Skin and natural exoskeletons can also be replaced with armored replacements. Extreme levels of prosthetic replacement leading to the subject resembling a Reconstructed themselves. These prosthetics are easily repaired with another trip into a Cauldron chamber or even enhanced with adaptations or weapons similar to the Exoskeletons.The Immortals: The ability to keep ones memories after being Reconstructed has long eluded the abilities of the Think Tanks or yourself. Now they believe they have corrected that flaw. A living subject, whether healthy or severely injured, is placed into a special Cauldron chamber and submerged in necrotic Biomass. Subjects must endure a painful process as they are injected with raw Biomass and their bodies repaired and Reconstructed. The process takes over a day to complete as their bodies are systemically broken down and Reconstructed into their new forms. Retaining their memories the newly undead arise in new forms that resemble their previous bodies but obviously Reconstructed and undead. Immortals no longer have the need to breath, eat, or drink but they may still do so without issue. As their name implies they no longer have to worry about the ravages of time as long as there is a Cauldron nearby to repair themselves with. Subjects that possess an affinity for an elemental energy retain their connection but there is a risk the procedure can backfire, resulting in the true death of the subject as their personal energy resists the procedure.>cont
>>46719833>>46719790Fucking awesomeI miss HQQ and I'm starting to lose faith
>>46719922Necrotic Mutations: It has been known that prolonged exposure to ambient Necrotic energy can lead to minor mutations in a populace over generations or within lifetimes depending on the intensity of the energy. The Think Tanks have discovered how to harness and direct this effect. This can be used to cause random genetic mutations in clone subjects or affecting the ecosystem surrounding Necrotic structures. In cloned subjects this can diversify a gene pool while also raising the risk of disorders and potential cancers. The flipside of this is that the Think Tanks have developed a supplement for living subjects that prevents the effects of ambient Necrotic energy on genetic structures when taken once daily and a procedure to partially reverse and halt the effects of mutations already in progress. Scans of Colonists and Necrolyte Legionnaires that have lived in close contact with Necrotic technology revealed the presence of early cancers and minor mutations which the Think Tanks have begun to address under the guise of free healthcare.
>>46719922>>46719939Hot fucking diggity. Is there any way we could rez those dead Necrolytes we've kept in stasis? If not, could we copy their memories with NIDs and clone them?
>>46719939So might i suggest we begin research into ambient energy sponges to absorb both living and necrotic energy to mitigate these effects>>46719922Double dubsUltra hype activated>>46719833So if we clone an albino and train it to be loyal it would be a powerful happy sentient undead?
>>46720026Why not do both clone them and remake them
>>46719833>>46719922>think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts think unsexy thoughts
>>46719939So glad we did that.>>46719922Makeover?
>>46719935I know anon, so am I. Send us a sign o Questdrone, that you may one day return and do things for mother!
I propose we create a clone armySunscale warbloods with base warrior training and a worm star zealotry indoctrination where those who prove worthy in combat are blessed with immortality Perhaps also similar cloning of the arkham
>>46719939Osjiic Empire ships have arrived in Horizon's Drop, searching for Sub-Admiral Estkri and the two fleets lost with her. Terrordromes stationed around the jovian world and its moons holding back their onslaught for the moment.Further in the system closer to the scorching red sun the Dagger Pirate clan searching for their lost Clanship and Clanleader. They bark over the airwaves, demanding the release of the Clanship and shouting insults to the Osjiic dogs.Within Bastion ships have appeared in orbit over Rukor and the Lavafathers moon, swarms of Esat fighters and gunships launching from their carrier ships. Arc energy crackles off the capitol ships, indicating the presence of juvenile or male Ahkam serpents to create their Storm Gates. Muic breaks her vigil to rush for her personal Destroyer as defensive Terrordromes slice into the clouds of ships. Ships descend for the surface of both worlds, anti-air defenses launching missiles and flenser fire into the air to cut down the swarms of fighters.In the system Station 88 was held a Confederate fleet appeared in search of Dretst's fleet and to retake the station and the world it was anchored to. Large hangar ships launch their fighters as Necrolytes left behind in the station aim its defenses at the fleet but await their orders. Eiton sprints through the halls of the station from his explorations of the city towards his corvette. He teleports short distances in a flash of Arc-lightning, rebounding off the walls in his haste.Lorgul, Jareth, Valresko, and Nekris depart from Horizon's Drops moon to claim their ships. Void-Terrors lifting into orbit as Dominator Valresko streaks across space like a gleaming comet to join the Charnel Vault and command from its bridge.The time for war was here.What are your plans, o' minds of Rot and Ruin
>>46719939Time to clone jor and make him into our best soldier
>>46720254Ask if the armatocere can assist us in defense of rukor; or if the Lavafathers fleet is ready for combatSend Lor'gul and Jareth to wipe out the Osiijiic in the home systemValresko takes a group to defend and exterminate enemies at RukorNekris takes ships and reinforces Station 88If any other anons want to refine that or add ship lists go for it
>>46720254Try to diplomance the pirates as suggested last thread, wipeout the osjiic>>46720247This
>>46720254A reminder that you are currently away from the conflict along with>The Fury of the Wormstar>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
>>46720254How about we start by deploying our mocked up osijic and netu craft against both opposing factions, and vector their approaches to make it seem like they were sent by the bulk of the fleets in the system. We can deploy our critcrawls in the paths between the fleets, to increase the likliehood of them successfully latching onto enemy ships.
>>46720254I'm also in support of a clone army of Sunscales and Akham. >>46720247Also fine with attempting to diplomance the Netu as an anon point out last thread>>46683677 >You 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.Otherwise, I'm fine with this >>46720325
>>46720435Speaking of diplomacy with the Netu, we could even tell them their last clanship was killed by the Osiijic or something
>>46720435Why don't we make jor clones as "dragonriders" so they can throw necrotic spells with sunscales with spears/a-t weapons and they become seige weapons
>>46720564I have no problem with this. >>46720562Agreed. No reason we can't just tell them the two had fought to a standstill and we just absorbed what was left. They won't be happy with us, but if we return the ship I don't think they'll be too upset. Btw Grave, did we ever learn how to copy their Clanship?
>>46720254Suggestions seem to be>Ask if the Lavafather can handle defending Bastion>Request aid from the Armatocere against the Ahkam>Split up forces to defend systemsDo you attempt to call a cease-fire with the Dagger Pirates?>Y/N?Remember, among your citizenry and Legion you have former Dagger Pirates that were present for the destruction of the original fleet and the capture of the Clanship and it's Captain Krotur (who became Nekris)>>46720610>Btw Grave, did we ever learn how to copy their Clanship?Yes, you can. It's about half-way between a battlecruiser and Destroyer in size and weaponry. You have yet to see a Netu Battleship but among this attacking fleet are a pair of Destroyers.Just a sec and I'll post the opposing fleets numbers
>>46720653>Y; we can make some shit up about the Netu we have later on, cross that bridge when we get to it and all
>>46720653>YEh, maybe not lie to the Dagger Pirates then. I expect they won't be thrilled at the idea of ANOTHER enemy when they could let things go and be allies.
>>46720610Seriously imagine their faces when we have thousands of our second in command riding almost literal gods with our natural enemies providing fire support
>>46720653>>YI think the best idea is to just give them back the clanship at the end of all this. Not like we're making much use of it.
>>46720653Osjiic Fleet:>1 Battleship>2 Destroyer>2 Battlecruisers>4 Heavy Cruisers>4 Light Cruisers>18 Frigates>25 Corvettes>200 FightersDagger Fleet:>2 Destroyers>1 Clanship>6 Light Cruisers>20 Frigates>30 Corvettes>300 FightersConfederate Fleet:>2 Battleships>1 Hangar Carrier>2 Destroyers>4 Battlecruisers>5 Heavy Cruisers>8 Light Cruisers>20 Frigates>30 Corvettes>350 Fighters>Ahkam Fleet:>2 Battleships>4 Destroyers>4 Battlecruisers>4 Heavy Cruisers>8 Light Cruisers>12 Light Cruisers>20 Frigates>25 Corvettes>200 Gunships>300 Fighters
>>46720856Well, fleet deployment would change depending on whether Lavafather has his fleet ready or if the Armatocere will be able to help or not imo
>>46720856As Muic's ship lifts into the air guarded by Gunships and Nails they are already accosted by Esat fighters breaking through the stormlayer. Beams of light and the flash of burning rounds illuminate the dark skies as the ships tear into each other. Esat grapple fighters latching onto Nails to tear at them before being blasted by the Gunships turrets.Hillsides lift up and rotate, cannons made of volcanic stone aiming before filling the air with burning flak that rips apart the enemy fighters. Neither Muic nor Agona had seen the defensive capabilities of the Lavafather but he had clearly been preparing his own home for war.There is a transmission to Muic from the Obsidianborn ambassador at Agona's fortress bunker but it was the Lavafather that contacted her through it, "Let us fight and defend Bastion together."As Muics ships escape the stormlayer they are joined by a fleet of stone ships punching through the clouds across the moon. From the metal rich moon the Lavafather had been mining more ships launched into battle, mountains of stone and metal burning bright as they launched into battle against the Ahkam.Burning rounds streak across the blackness of space to melt through the hulls of fighters and corvettes. A globs of mixed molten stone and metal are launched after shields fail coating and burning through the hulls and weapons mounts. Nimble fighters shaped like the Stonestars themselves dance through the battle, spinning and slicing through Esat fighters in a deadly melee with great blades of glowing obsidian.Muic could hardly hold back her joy as she leads her ships into battle, sending a sizable portion to Rukor where the Ahkam were attempting to land their ships. Already villages burn, pillars of black smoke rising into the atmosphere.Roll me 3d100 best of first three for the defense of Bastion please.
Rolled 55, 54, 56 = 165 (3d100)>>46721155
Rolled 84, 70, 23 = 177 (3d100)>>46721155
Rolled 32, 89, 30 = 151 (3d100)>>46721155
>>46721155>AA guns made of FUCKING MAGMAPlease stop i'm gonna die of blood loss my dick can only get so hard
>>46721155We need to capture these arkham and combine their DNA to make a giga-arkham
>>46721155Jor grabs his personal Demi-Think Tank to stare into its single crystal eye and shout at it to contact the Armatocere. He mutters to himself as he stares up at the skies where flashes of light could be seen and waits for a reply.Finally Sapling Slrrt's voice responds, "Greetings Ambassador Jor. We are awaiting the arrival of your Master, how are-"Jor cuts him off, "We request your aid! We are under attack by multiple enemies including the Osjiic, Confederacy, and Ahkam!"The response from Slrrt is delayed but he answers, his synthetic voice serious, "We can spare a sub-fleet. Where do you wish it to go?"The Armatocere is willing to provide a sub-fleet of ships to defend a system. Which one do you request?>Horizon's Drop>Bastion>Station 88
>>46721385>Station 88This lets us concentrate on defending our home.
Yeah, this has got to be Akka'tor's doing.It's much too obvious, and too soon to be the Masked.
>>46721385>>Station 88Horizons drop has the bulk of our fleet and rukor has heavy defenses and the lavafather. Station 88 is under defended by comparison.
>>46721527>>46721424Hopefully they don't mind defending a system we overtook by force
>>46721561We can rightly say the Osjic were using it as a launch point to investigate and interdict us. We took it and now the guys who had it before the Osjic took it are attacking.
>>46721385"We need help defending this system," Jor says as the coordinates are transmitted."This is a known Confederate system. Why do you have control over it?" Slrrt's accusing reply came."We actually liberated it from the Osjiic after discovering the world they fight over possesses old ruins that may have importance to the Armada. I...understand if you would decline," the necromancer says through gritted teeth.There is a delay that makes the humans nerves fray as he hears the Ructu ambassadors that were herded inside demanding to know what was going on. Finally the floral ambassador replies, "We will aid you against the Confederates. Perhaps even gain you a measure of defense against further incursions but this will ally us in the eyes of the greater galaxy. The Eldertrees are willing to attempt this if you are willing to accept the responsibility.Jor chews on his thumb as he debates the choice. If the Armatocere were to appear in defense of a strange new faction it would color their view of the Necrotic Armada before official introductions could be made. Yet Jor knew that the Legion and the Armada both have paid dearly to take the system and Jadyk likely loathe to lose it.Accept?>Y/N?(Sorry for the strange amount of choices but this is a serious one that will influence future negotiations)
Rolled 86, 24, 66 = 176 (3d100)>>46721887>YWeren't we already planning to Ally with them? Other races suck, NecroticXPlants for life
>>46721887>YWe're committed to allying with them, and willing to take the Armatocere's input on our military actions that would affect them diplomatically.
>>46721887I wanted plant buddies from rhe start. Likely only group who wont hate us? Maybe? But this being how the world at large finally meets us sucks donkey balls.... >Y
>>46721887>>YHonestly we were planning on allying with these guys anyway.
Y'know, we could give the Armatocere with Solar Engines, Reactors, and Power-Stations.I mean, we already are using them to exponentially propagate our Biomass harvesting operations, it could do the same for them.This coupled with our earlier plans of possibly building Entropic Diggers for their use and cutting out the middle-man of trade negotiations would allow our allies a great deal of breathing space to their own resource shortcomings that were mentioned way back when.
Rolled 70, 2, 36 = 108 (3d100)>>46721887Plus, as full allies it might make it easier to pitch the idea of a joint research station to themI was thinking, make it a planet in neutral space between us, defended by both our forces; we could provide terrordromes and ground forces aplenty, and they could provide shielding and ships; basically just have a entire system dedicated to joint research, that could progress later on to a joint-colonised world of some kind.But I'm just an anion; up to everyone else.
>>46722084we shouldn't over trade yet. We could be amazing and set them for good, but then they will get over the gratitude. Oooor we could sell them metal forever or at least a long time and be their buddies in trade.
With the advent of stable Flash-cloning and several methods of rapid mutation I want to set up a research branch specialized in that, possibly get a random roll every thread to see if anything good comes of it; if Jyoti thinks it's a viable idea of course.It is, of course, going to be on a completely dead asteroid.
>>46721941>hating on the StonestarsThey are literally "fly me closer I want to hit them with my sword"
>>46722124But what would we start with, and what would we try to turn it into? We probably need more of a directed focus than "see if anything happens"
>>46722208Maybe the catoblepas, kelp, and eels? All with the focus of making them better at rapidly and efficiently producing harvestable material?
>>46722089>just an anionWhoa, when did charged particles read this quest?But I agree though, a joint research station is fine. And if we can ally with the Netu as well, that brings us to the optimal number of allies in civ quests.
>>46722208>We probably need more of a directed focus than "see if anything happens"Throwing shit at the wall and seeing if it sticks is evolution in action, and science in a lot of cases.
>>46722283Perhaps we can also break then subjugate these necrotic cyborg off-shoots? They can be good canon fodder.
>>46721887Letting out a small sigh Jor makes one of the biggest decisions he's had to since deciding to follow Jadyk's vision of the future. Steeling himself he replies to the Armatocere, "I speak for Jadyk and the Necrotic Armada and I take responsibility for this decision. Send your forces to this system. We already have a small presence there but they are outnumbered. Thank you for this help, Slrrt. I hope this works out for the best for us all.""Very well. The reinforcements are on their way as we speak and shall arrive shortly. I too hope this is the best for both of us. We have a plan that may gain you some leeway with the Confederates if it works out," the Sapling promises before cutting the connection.Within the system of Armatocere your Eyegore was allowed to stay in it watches as several of the massive treeships in orbit over their worlds retract their leaves and branches. Their ships accelerate rapidly into the distance as they spaghetify and disappear.Armatocere are en route to the Station 88 system. Currently Predator Eiton and a small fleet defend the system with several Terrordromes. Necrolyte Legionnaires and Reconstructed control the Station and its defenses. The Confederates are further out into the system but traveling for the planet with weapons ready.Plans for dealing with the Confederates until the Armatocere arrive?
>>46722246I like your line of thinking there but we need to think bigger, like beast of rukor and krysser bigger. Our bioships are currently woefully lacking in available mods, we should start cloning rukors predators to try and develop new ones.
>>46722328Have our forces circle around and hit them from behind using cover. Delay them as much as possible.
>>46722352And arkham electro blasts
>>46722284But evolution's only refining metric is "did it survive and reproduce". It doesn't even tend to improve anything specific unless there are relevant selection pressures. So I'm partially saying, what should the selection pressures be? How do you decide what should survive/breed to make the next generation?You don't start a breeding program without a goal.
>>46722352Still havent even sent aquatic troops into our own oceans of Horizon's DropWhich is oddly similar to HQQ. We never got around to exploring Leelands oceans despite talking about making underwater bunkers.Anyone else look at the ask.fm and see the information about the new enemy Jadyk's off to kill?
>>46722328Use the station as a screen. Its doubtful the ConFeds will open up with big guns if the city is in line of sight, leaving them to use fighters and light ships at knife fight range.
>>46722406But it's not a breeding program, it's making empty meat-pockets, subjecting them to several vectors of extensive and somewhat stable mutation the entire time they are growing, looking at the end result and seeing if anything is worth attempting to develop further.
>>46722328Dig in, and minimize losses until our backup arives then grind them between us as quick as we can before they can react. Flanking and a big damn rush.
>>46722328You are not Jadyk of the Wormstar. You are Predator Eiton, the second of the Arc users in the New Necrotic Armada and right now you are faced with a sizable enemy.The Confederates come for their lost world and space city. First taken by the Osjiic then liberated by the Armada, they once sought to retake it with Captain Dretst and her fleet. But now they send a warfleet to retake it and they outnumber you.Yet you grin as you sit on a throne of bone and muscle on board your ship. You can tell by the bold movements of the nearing fleet that they believed themselves to be in control of the coming conflict. Excited to show them their folly you order your ships to split up. One half stays clustered around and below Station 88 as the other moves to hide behind the planet, their Skip drives spooling. Terrordromes drift close to the station, Flayers glowing as they waited for their order to attack.The Confederates were less-likely to strike first if they risked hitting the very same station they were sent to capture and it appears your hunch was right. Even as the capitols neared range they with-held their attacks instead coming to a halt with their weapons and engines charged and ready to fire.As you expected a hail is sent and a screen flickers to life before you but you make sure not to send an image in return. A human female stands in the screen, her uniform crisp with many medals on her chest and the metal visor covering her eyes glinting in the light, "This is Admiral Rotaka and I demand know who dares to take what is property of the Confederacy of Planets. You are trespassing and in evidence of aggression against the Confederacy, a potential declaration of war. Declare yourself and your intentions or be fired upon."How shall you reply to these bold demands?Roll me 2d100 best of first three to position your ambush
Rolled 12, 68 = 80 (2d100)>>46722778
Rolled 82, 71 = 153 (2d100)>>46722778
>>46722803Solidly above average.Yay.
Rolled 44, 3 = 47 (2d100)>>46722778
>>46722778Bluff/Stall claiming its our planet or answer her question with a question "Why do you assume it's your property?"
>>46722778I am Eiton, in service of Lord Jadyk. We found this system under Osjic control and acted accordingly. As your people failed to hold it, the Osjic in turn lost it to us, at no small cost. Our allies are due here VERY shortly so you can either power down your weapons and talk like civilized entities, or you can attempt to fight us. That would be a very unwise decision Admiral, especially considering the delicate nature of the ruins down below. A battle could easily make a stray shot ruin them, and everything in them, completely.
>>46722778"We took this station from the Osiijic agressors; what right do you have to take it from us?"Basically just bluff and stall like a motherfucker
Rolled 27, 4 = 31 (2d100)>>46722778
>>46722778We are the New Necrotic Armada, and you are trespassing within our territory which we have liberated from hostile Osijic forces in our own defense. Whatever claim to this city or this world was voided (heh) when you failed to defend it from them. Leave or YOU will be fired upon.
>>46722778Hey, maybe we can try to diplomance the confederates too? We were planning to do that anyway. At least get them to non-agression phase. We can work out the terms. They will probably demand the return of the system and the station, which we can do once we get the research and explore the ruins. We can Bluff and say that the ruins belong to the old armada and we've come to claim them.
>>46722937Nah man, we'd have too many allies then, Lorgul will go off the deep end. Ideally we should go for a cold war scenario with them, so we can keep sending spies and boatloads of narcotikelp to their worlds without some pompous bureaucrat bugging us.
>>46722283>Whoa, when did charged particles read this quest?I'm positive we always did.
>>46722778Grave I want you to know that I always read it as "Elton" first. I just imagine a group of scared soldiers hunkering in a dark corner and pissing their pants when they hear the sharp whisper of " b-b-b-bennie and jetssssssssss."
>>46722989We'd still have to deal with >Osjic>Akham>Sunscales>Akka - traitor >Wasps>CrystalsAt the very least, lots of foes with very strong energies.
>>46722084I can get behind giving them solar engines and powerstation as a measure of goodwill and a gift to solidate our alliance.
>>46723031>At the very least, lots of foes with very strong energies.
>>46723063All we need is arc now
>>46723042You get it! Standing on a pile of butchered corpses with a skull, spinal colum attatched in each hand yelling "I'm the rocket man!" To a bunch of cheering reconstructed and terrified prisoners.
>>46722989Becoming allies will be a long way off. I doubt we can pull that soon. But getting a cease-fire and non-agression pact is well in our means. Then we can set up working relations, have embassy exchanges maybe immigration program, etc.
>>46723077Also whatever the Armatocere use; if they use anything at all
>>46723031Those last two haven't even shown up yet, it's entirely possible they're dead or ascended to a higher plane of existence. Either way the Confederacy is too big and politically nebulous to make a reliable ally for us at this point. And given their massive size it's extremely likely we will come into more conflict with them in the future as we continue to expand our borders. No, ideally we should intimidate them into respecting our sovereignty, maybe trading a bit on the side, all the while spying on each other and covertly infiltrating them. Much more interesting that way.
>>46723085I like that idea as a long term goal. In the short term I want to blow this bitch out of the sky and toss her in a cauldron.Slowly disassembling her body muscle fiber by muscle fiber, weaving her together into a sleek new reconstructed form...
>>46723171You need jesus
>>46723243What, you don't want to put her into a vat? We can pierce her with our spear, and as she's writhing we can slowly fill her body up with our biomass and change her to suit our whims.
>>46723279Hello /d/arkness, my old friend.
>>46720349>>46720856I like how the fleet we sent to help Armatocere is as powerful or more than all the fleets attacking us combined.
>>46723339There's also the fact that both we and the Armatocere have been dancing around a full alliance since shortly after the beginning.Like two shy schoolgirls wanting to ask each other out at the school dance.
>>46722778You mull over your response as you watch your split forces run their Skip Drives, disappearing for a split second before reappearing further out in the shadow of the jovian world. From this position they had the chance to attack from the flank and the ships hide close to one of the moons to avoid detection.Finally you give your answer, "Greeting Admiral Rotaka. I am Predator Eiton of the New Necrotic Armada and we have claimed this system after wresting control of it from the Osjiic Empire that slaughtered your citizenry here. What right do you have to come here and reclaim this system for your weak Confederacy? You could not protect your people and had to rely on us liberating and rescuing them from a massacre at the hands of the Empire. Begone from this system, it is under new protection."You hope this delays them long enough for the reninforcements Jor promised you. The Admiral frowns on the screen, "You make bold claims. The Necrotic Armada is a legend and destroyed long ago. There is nothing to validate your claims and you will turn over control of this system," she motions to someone off screen and a railgun round is fired from the battleship, the round sailing past the station to strike the far continent of the planet with the force of several nuclear tons, "That was a warning shot. The next we aim for the station and your fleet. Vacate now. Your time is running short."
>>46723386Necro-kun and Plant-chan; airing soon in summer 2016>H-hey Eldertree-chan, do-do you want to go to the Battle of Rukor with me?>E-ehhh?! I-I guess so Jadykk sempai
>>46723391I decided. We are going to torturate this one until she is a broken mass sobbing for the release of death.Squawk at her over the comms, bitch at her, do whatever is required to stall until the last second, hopefully until the plant boys come. If we cant wait any longer try and distract with those in front and crush them from behind as best we can. A big alpha strike the break their will and ability.
>>46723435So Jadyk and the Eldertree both wish to be the little girl?Actually, both are easily capable of it.
>>46723473Nope Jadyk is Senpai in the streets and sheets.
>>46723491Liam go home.
>>46723491But what if eldertree is tsundere?
>>46723491>Ja-Jadyyk-kun! I can feel your biomass all over my vinesGoddamnit I can't stop thinking of lines for this now. Somebody stop me
>>46723526I am sorry boy, you got the disease. I gotta putcha down.
>>46723522Obviously not, as moe as she is.>>46723526Too late!
>>46723522>I-im not allying with you because I like you or anything!
>>46723391Shooting the very station you plan to retake would be unwise. Call on her Bluff.
>Jadyk is Arthas>Eldertree is MalfurionNow all we have to do is find an Illidan to cuckold.Let the gay commence.
>>46723391Maybe send her a video feed to back our claims.
>>46723522>Implying the Eldertree isn't already lusting after our rich, thick, nutritious biomass already
>>46723279This is my fetish but calm down man
>>46723608Lets wait until we have our boss man back before we wave the necro dick in public please?
>>46723608>The video is just the debut music video of "Jadyk and the Necrolytes"
>>46723634Well, the cat is kind of out of the bag at this point, we've already explicitly told her who we are. But I like the idea of opening up a vid channel just before we open hostilities and flank her of Eiton's ghastly grinning face, laughing at her folly.
>>46723665I would buy it.
>>46723686I dunno man, launching our mixtape at them seems cruel even for the New Necrotic Armada
>>46723391You are no longer Predator Eiton. Within the Horizon's Drop system the Osjiic warfleet moves towards the capitol planet after destroying the Terrordromes stationed around the jovian world the Armada harvested for fuel.Lorgul, Jareth, and the Voidsingers fly past the Charnerl Vault in their Void-Terrors, the black metal ships shimmering with Void energy as flights of Nails follow in their wake. Dominator Valresko stands in the command bridge of the Charnel Vault as he commands the fleets into position to defend the system.Predator Nekris commands his fleet from a Battlecruiser as he aims himself toward the Dagger Fleet ready to intercept them.The Dagger Fleet holds back with the light of the star to their back as if waiting to see which if the Osjiic and the Armada tore each other apart.How shall you deal with the incoming conflict?
>>46723719Open communications with the daggers; ask if they'd like to just leave peacefully or discuss terms of some sort of treaty, non-aggression or otherwisePunctuate this by having our fleet decimate the osiijics in the background while they talk
>>46723719Tell them that they are in territory held by the New Necrotic Armada, but ask for a cease fire as we are currently dealing with an Osijic invasion.
>>46723719Invite the homeless pirates to play nice, make friends, and msybe live in our house someday.
>>46723719Tell the Dagger Fleet that we have some proposals they will likely find interesting, after we have dealt with the Osjiic bastards. They hate the Osjiic, they'll enjoy seeing them get wrecked and we can bond over our shared hatred for them while floating among the corpses of their fleet.
>>46723938Speak with the pirates jovially while we ruthlessly destroy the osjiic. Welcoming then to territory owned by the necrotic armada as guests. If they ask be truthful but explain it like it was a miscommunications between perceive invaders and a recently awoken native group"Sorry the isjiic where doin their best to destroy your fellows and our appearances lead to, misunderstandings.. But let us not allow past errors cloud what could be a most fruitful future"
>>46723998We'll definitely offer to give them their Clanship back, and more. If that goes well we could even push towards offering them the sort of stability and resource base that would get them to eventually integrate with the Necrolyte Legion.We can even offer them immortality. With their minds preserved.
>>46723719Jor asks Nekris to hold his attack as he sends a hail to the Dagger fleet. The screen flickers open with a scarred Netu in an exosuit heavily decorated with trophies including Confederate officer medals, Osjiic fingers and even a pauldron made of Ahkam scales. Jor bows his head, "Greetings, mighty Dagger. I plead that you hold your attacks. We are the New Necrotic Armada and we would have peaceful words with you after we deal with the Osjiic curs."As Jor speaks Dominator Valresko, solar flames flickering off his form, thrusts his hand forward with a shout, the first volley of spinal cannons and missiles unleashed across the void of space at the incoming Osjiic fleets. Void-Terrors trailing after the first salvo with flights of Nails, Gunships and Sub-capitols, the members of the Voidknight order shouting their challenges against the Osjiic.Osjiic heavy fighters and gunships clash with the Necrotic forces, Void-screamers tearing through their craft as the Void-Terrors carve their way through the small craft toward the larger ships. Boarding ships rush with their Corvette guards toward the capitol ships, dodging missiles and blasts of Void energy. An Osjiic frigate is shattered under a barrage of missiles from a Destroyer.The Netu is silent for a long time as they look off screen, likely watching as the fleets engage. Finally they reply, "We have no love for Imperials. Make them suffer," they say simply before the screen goes blank. The Dagger Fleet remains in formation but make no move to attack yet Nekris still keeps watch over them.Roll me 3d100 best of first three for fighting the Osjiic Fleet.
Rolled 31, 47, 24 = 102 (3d100)>>46724184
Rolled 3, 45, 53 = 101 (3d100)>>46724184
Rolled 59, 69, 59 = 187 (3d100)>>46724184
Rolled 41, 31, 88 = 160 (3d100)>>46724184HO LA, SONS OF SORROW
Rolled 70, 59, 35 = 164 (3d100)>>46724206>>46724226>>46724233Meh, average enough I suppose
>>46724206>>46724226>>46724233We all die.
>>46724254Nah, more likely we're on a stalemate by the looks of the dice. Let's just hope our other fronts rolls better so they can zip back and provide aid along with the incoming Armatocere.
>>46724320Stalemates don't work in space when there's nowhere left to fall back to.
We should evacuate all of our citizens into underground bunjers
>>46724383By 'stalemate' I meant 'we punched them hard, they punched us hard'. Losses all around.
>>46724527When faced with an invading force, there are two possible outcomes. Either they are repulsed, or they crush the defending forces and lay siege to whatever they were protecting. In this scenario there is either victory or defeat; no middle ground.
>>46724648That is correct, but there is a difference between 'invaders repulsed and the defenders suffer minimal loss' and 'invaders BTFO but the defenders also get buttdevastated'. Moreover, we don't know if they're keeping a reinforcement fleet ready or something. Then again, there's the Dagger, who might see our loss as weakness.
>jumping from one scene to another Please jyoti, promise everything will be resolved today
>>46724787Don't worry little undead. [Spoiler] It wont. [/spoiler]
>>46724918Our path to freedom is paved With the corpses of friend and foe alike
>>46724728You're correct about there being distinctions between a curbstomp victory and Pyrrhic one, but that isn't a stalemate, with all due respect. A stalemate refers to when a massed movement of armed forces is bogged down by the other and forced into neither a retreat or an advance, but is left to stare angrily at the other side from a short distance away.
>>46724184Punisher Muic is forced to tear herself away from fighting alongside the Lavafathers ships as they cut through the Ahkam craft after a Think Tank demands her help defending Rukor and its natives. Apologizing to the Lavafather and the Obsidianborn her ships disentangle themselves to sail for the ocean dominated world.Her ships, reinforced by a group of Obsidianborn craft, engage the Ahkam ships in orbit as Coffins and Gunships descend to the world below to assist the ructu. Coffins open their bay doors unleashing tides of Talons and Stingers, Trolls and Cyclops that launch themselves and fire at the Ahkam already hunkering down in defensive positions in the shells of ructu homes.Brutes and Crawlers are deposited on the surface, the large reconstructed marching resolutely across islands and beaches bombarding the Ahkam. A Brute smashes down a hastily erected barricade surrounding their dropships before dousing the screaming Ahkam soldiers with its Napalmthrower as Talons and Stalkers flood in around it.The stoneships of the Lavafather tear into the Ahkam ships but more and more of their dropships break through the clouds as they attempt to land their troops on the surface of the volcanic moon. Stonestar warriors already engaging those on the ground as they utilize the myriad of tunnels and lavatubes throughout the surface to ambush and attack the would-be invaders. Gastropod mounted weapons exchanging fire with the troops, a lightning cannon managing to shoot down a dropship before the spined living weapon was detonated with a missile strike.>cont
>>46725001The Volcano rumbles and sprays molten lava into the air in response to the brashness of the invaders. Stonestar not engaged with the battle increasing their chanting and zealous prayer beseeching the Lavafather and the Armada for protection. There was a great shaking of the ground that knocks many of the combatants to the ground, a geyser of magma launching from one of the great pools of glowing stone around the base of the great volcano.The Stonestar gathered nearby begin to cheer and shout as a sarcophagi of stone rises from the molten lake. The ground quakes as the voice of the Lavafather rumbles out, shocking the Ahkam troops as they turn to stare at the great mountain, "Behold! The power of the Lavafather and the might of Necrotic Legion! Arise! Arise Punisher Agona of the Reforged! Arise and show these heretics your power!"Glowing cracks appeared in the stone sarcophagi before exploding open. Standing on the pillar of stone was Punisher Agona yet she was much more than when she first submerged in the lake of fire. Heat radiated off her in waves, cracks in her new stone armor glowing molten. A chunk of obsidian sits at the center of her chest glowing with heat as molten liquid seeps from the seal. A shield gripped in one great fist made of a sheet of metal and stone, in the other a glowing blade emerging from a hilt of stone.An Obsidianborn fighter swings by, slowing just enough for Agona to leap into the air to land on its hull. With a shout she swings her molten brand and bellows her challenge to the Ahkam, her voice carrying over the airwaves to the rest of the ships in the system, "I am Punisher Agona of the New Necrotic Armada and Reforged of the Lavafather! The Ahkam are unwelcome in this system! To stay is Death! To return is Death! These worlds and its people are under my protection!">cont
>>46725038She leaps from the Obsidianborn fighter, a ball of molten fury that smashes into an Ahkam dropship at the center of one of their landing zones. With a roar of rage she charges into the throng of invaders as Stonestar emerge from the stones around her to fight at her side with zealous fury. Her molten brand carves through Tyrre and Epikor with ease, her shield deflecting their fire as they tried to retaliate. Inhaling deeply she spits out a glob of molten metal that coat Kosda screaming as they melted. A stomp of her heavy boot and a spike of stone just out of the ground to spear through the dropship that tried to escape, Agona leaping through the air with a boost from a pillar of stone launching her to crash into the cockpit dragging it to the ground.Punisher Agona has been Reforged, her power enhanced greatly by the will and power of the Lavafather.Behold the terrible wonder that is the Reforged. Their sight shall burn hot as the pits of Hell, their spit shall become flowing magma. Wherever their footfalls should land shall be set aflame, the lingering flames marking their taken path.Roll me 3d100 best of first three for routing the Ahkam from Bastion.
>>46723665>Their early battles were a little too guerrilla for my tastes, but when Three-systems battle happened in '861, I think they really came into their own, militarily and politically.
Rolled 91, 20, 32 = 143 (3d100)>>46725121
Rolled 82, 62, 68 = 212 (3d100)>>46725121FOR MOTHER
Rolled 13, 85, 50 = 148 (3d100)>>46725121For Mother!
Rolled 1, 90, 34 = 125 (3d100)>>46725121Y'all Akham are fucked.
>>46725149OH THANK GOD YOU WERE SLOW
>>46725149Do you know how lucky we are that you are late.
>>46725145>>46725144>the hivemind supports the New Necrotic Armada
>>46725149Holy shit, guy who rolled here, I am so glad I was delayed watching reports of all the earthquakes happening around the world on the news.
Hey ructu so, about that invasion ahem, still unsure as to wether you want us to build cities on your city capable of withstanding his bullshit"Also when we reclaim ructu cities take all who are gravely wounded and make them into immortals?
>>46725228Here's hoping they just see this as "oh we should definitely have you build defenses on Ructu" rather than "you bastards should have been able to protect us"
>>46725121Predator Eiton taps his claws on the armrest of the bone and muscle seat, watching the screens displaying the Confederate fleet as they waited in stand-off with the Necrotic Armada. It had been nearly an hour since the warning shot by the Confederates the Arc assassin was growing weary of the tense waiting. He wanted to join his brothers and sisters in true combat, not waiting for some Admiral to gain the courage or permission to engage with the Necrotic Fleet.The screen flickers to life as Admiral Rotaka sends a message, "Your time is up. You will remove yourself immediately or suffer the consequences," she repeats herself as Eiton readies himself along with the ships laying in way. He had no more time to wait for the Armatocere and he wondered if they were truly coming or not.He was about to reply when someone offscreen on the Confederates bridge shouts something about incoming contacts moments before his own sensors alert him to the arrival of a new force.Three Armatocere Treeships appear in orbit over the world, branches unfurling and bark hulls retracting from weapon mounts and missile tubes. Fighters shaped like spiked seedpods detach and filling the void mingling with Nails and Gunships. Admiral Rotaka looks flabbergasted at the sight and Eiton laughs.>Cont
>>46725642An image of a Sapling much like Slrrt but of different coloration and floral shape flickers onto the screens of both Necrotic and Confederate ships. The synthesized voice of the Armatocere calls out to both factions, "Attention Confederate forces. You are intruding on the sovereign territory of the New Necrotic Armada, the ally of the Armatocere Collective. Know this, we have been given orders to retaliate with severe force should any aggressive action be taken against us. Let me repeat. Any attack taken here against the Necrotic Armada will be seen as an attack against the Armatocere Collective and a declaration of war."The Admiral looks furious on her screen but she motions curtly to someone off screen and Eiton laughs as the Confederate fleet begins to back off, "I'm so sorry we could get better acquainted, Admiral. I was looking forward to meeting you face to face. Now run-along. You heard the plants, this is Necrotic Armada space and do not like nosy trespassers. We'll be in touch," he says before cutting the connection to the Confederates.He turns his attention to the floral creature on his screen as the Confederate ships began to call in their fighters once more. Bowing his head as his image appears before the plant, "My thanks. For all my bluster, they would have been a problem if not for your arrival."The saplings stalk-eyes twist as they look over the Reconstructed General, "There is no turning back now. The Confederates think us allies and will either respect our boundaries or arrive with an even larger force. I am Sapling Gnnv, Ambassador for the Armatocere Collective."Eiton introduces himself as they watch the Confederate fleet depart, likely with news of this new faction and their startling alliance with the isolationist Armatocere.>System is secure for now
>>46725658Whatever capitals we have there, we should send them to defend Horizon's Drop, with half of the sub-capitals.
Y'know it really shows how much the Armatocere respect our strength and like us with how much they wanted this alliance if they did this in the situation it arose from.Y'know, having most of our worlds and production centers being under simultaneous attack by several different factions, a good portion of our fleet and one of our most powerful ships and our leader dealing with a single unknown opponent attacking them.
>>46725658Our planty friends/lovers. Yaaay.
>>46725658It's good to have friends.
Rolled 3, 55, 83 = 141 (3d100)>>46725658Plantfriends are Bestfriends
>>46725658Man, just imagine the look on confederate leaders' faces when they find out that the New Necrotic Armada is allied with a race of living plants.
>>46725855EGG Symbiosis.Erotic Graveyard Gardening.
>>46725855>Wha..who...but when did they...that just doesn't make any fucking sense!
>>46725970I like the idea that they just assume they misheard what the reports say>The Necrotic Armada has returned?! And they're allied with a race of Elephants?!>The New Necrotic Armada has some kind of Lava Dance?!etc
>>46726001>The New Necrotic Armada has some kind of Lava Dance?!We technically do.
>>46726014Clearly the band Jadyyk and the Necrolights has back-up dancers that are just stonestars using the Heat element.It helps Jadyyk when he's trying to lay down a hot beat.When Jadyk says his mixtape spits hot fire, he's speaking literally.
>>46725658That went better than I could have hoped.Are any of the forces around Station 88 able to reach any of the other battles quickly? We should reinforce them ASAP if there's any chance of arriving before it's over.
>>46725658Voidknight Jareth cackles in delight as he and a pair of Disciples tear open the side of a Light Cruiser sending debris and Osjiic soldiers jettisoned into space as the atmosphere is vented. Around them the wreckage of both Osjiic and Necrotic ships drift or erupt with delayed explosions.Boarding ships latch onto bulky craft with harpoons as boarding pods are launched, thermal drill bits burrowing through bulkheads and unleashing hordes of Reconstructed. There were a few unlucky Osjiic ships that instead of Reconstructed emerging from the boarding pods are subject to a tide of rippling, biting flesh as Devouring Swarms were unleashed into their corridors. The worm-like constructs squirming over one another in teeming masses as they swarmed over screaming Osjiic and chewed through doors and walls or dropping from ventilation shafts to burrow their way through flesh and armor.The Osjiic were fierce in their fighting, several of their Corvettes detonating their Void Drives in violent explosions of void energy and violent gravitational fluctuations that take out their attackers along with them.It was the arrival of another pair of Deathshead Guardian fighters that lured the attention of the Voidknights, Lorgul and his Disciples launching into battle with them. One of the Void-Terrors was shot down, the Disciple rescued by a brave Coffin that nearly gets shot down as well as it was riddled with bulletfire. Yet Revenant Lorgul and his Desciples manage to drive off one of the fighters and cripple the other.>cont
>>46726041The bassline on that particular track featuring the Lavafather is heavy enough to shatter stone.
>>46726070When the crippled fighter tried to launch their Void-Nova bomb it was quickly shot down by the Void-Terrors before it could detonate, their combined might overwhelming the void deflectors before it could ignite the Void infused warhead fully, the explosion only destroying a Corvette and Frigate that had moved in to assist.The Charnel Vault's shields stand firm under the onslaught of the attacks, it's own weapons carving a path through the Osjiic fleet for the rest of the Necrotic Ships to flood in to attack the Osjiic forces. Dropships attempted to break through the blockage surrounding the planet but they are shot out of the air by the anti-air systems, missiles and flensers filling the evening air with light and explosions.The Voidsinger Commander stands ready with his Necrolytes to defend Iti'a'Ropku, the citizenry given weapons from their armory in the off chance they were invaded by ground forces. He looks overhead as flights of Drakes patrol the skies with Nails, ready to strike down any would-be invaders.The Daggers watch from a distance as the battles continue. Nekris sighs in boredom from the command seat of his Battlecruiser as he keeps watch over the Netu but Dominator Valresko contacts him, requesting his aid in overrunning the Osjiic command ships. The Predator eagerly turning a portion of his defensive fleet away from their positions to launch themselves into battle against the Osjiic fleet from the flanks.Losses:Osjiic:>1 Destroyer>1 Battlecruiser>3 Heavy Cruisers>2 Light Cruisers>9 Frigates>10 Corvettes>90 FightersNecrotic:>1 Destroyer>1 Battlecruiser>4 Heavy Cruisers>2 Light Cruisers>12 Frigates>14 Corvettes>150 Fighters>1 Void-TerrorRoll me 3d100 best for mopping up the rest of the Osjiic Fleet
>>46726075I still think the album where the introduced Nekris was rather shocking; the beats were straight up electrifyingBut I honestly didn't see the light until they brought in Valresko, and their songs got so much brighter and upbeat
Rolled 48, 78, 35 = 161 (3d100)>>46726105Poor Nekris.
Rolled 22, 48, 50 = 120 (3d100)>>46726105
Rolled 2, 36, 50 = 88 (3d100)>>46726105
>>46726120>>46726121>>46726130God we are mediocre.
>>46725658>Plants and Zombies: ALLIES?
>>46726144Only against the Osijic, apparently.
Rolled 99, 44, 84 = 227 (3d100)>>46726105Well, theese are some shitty rolls...
>>46726164Always the 4th roll, isn't it right?
>>46726164just piss away our mojo why dont you
>>46726194Our mojo was used up getting in bed with our floraifu.
It's just not the same without skele dad here with us.
>>46726105Necrotic and Osjiic ships tear each other to pieces, the skies above Horizon's Drop flashing with explosions and flashes of volatile energy. Within the atmosphere of the world Drakes and Nails attack descending Dropships, the great serpentine beasts latching onto the ships with the great claws and raking them with blasts of lightning they unleash from their maws to rip them out of the sky.A pair of Frigates manage to punch through the blockade but they are shot at in the upper atmosphere, damaging them and forcing the ships to make emergency landings in the hills leading up to the mountain ranges. Osjiic troops rapidly deploy from the smoking ships to set up a perimeter with ready-made deployable pallisades as repair drones attempt to fix the ships engines.They are quickly under attack at range by Crawlers launching explosive rounds from their massive Spinecaster cannons as Brutes marches steadily across the ground with Requiems floating behind them. Bullets and rpg shells are launched by the telekinetic Reconstructed snatch the rounds out of the air or deflect them harmlessly, lifting boulders as shields. Brute bellow as they suddenly charge into the hail of gunfire, the auxiliary guns of the down ships turned on them as well but they crash through the walls and unleash their weapons against them as swarms of Talons flood in around them or scale the walls to tear into the unfortunate Osjiic.A single Voidsinger stands against the tides of Reconstructed, their Voidhammer exploding with each strike to send Talons flailing back. They give a shout and whirl to strike at the enemy behind them only to grunt as the Brute kicks them square in the chest with the sound of crunching armor and bone that sends the eight foot tall humanoid sailing over the palisade and into the waiting arms of the Talon swarm.>cont
>>46726427The Osjiic fought fiercely in orbit, their shouts proclaiming themselves the chosen of the Emperor even as they were struck down. They held their own against the Necrotic fleet despite the overwhelming number of enemies. Unfortunately for them with Predator Nekris' launching his forces into battle they began to lose ground and ships faster.The swift Battlecruiser moves alongside a Destroyer, missiles and turrets turning to fire broadside into hull of the ship to explosive results. Nekris sets his sights on the Battleship looming before them, a floating fortress of impressive shields and thick bulkheads that shot down encroaching small craft.How do you wish to deal with the remaining Osjiic?>Wipe them out>Board and capture remaining Capitol ships
>>46726434>Board and capture remaining Capitol shipsMaybe we can finally learn why the emperor liked that one chick so much?
>>46726427>the Brute kicks them square in the chest with the sound of crunching armor and bone that sends the eight foot tall humanoid sailing over the palisade and into the waiting arms of the Talon swarm.Hot DAMN
>>46726434>Board and captureWe can absorb the additional Reconstructed troop losses, and what information and assets we gain will probably be worth it. We might even get a significant bargaining chip against the rest of the Ojiic empire.
You know, the level at which we now operate after . . . three, five months give or take? And the quality is down-right fucking horrifying.We are basically a fucking ACU.
>>46726434>>Board and capture remaining Capitol ships
>>46726618Armored Command Unit.Total Annihilation, SupCom, Planetary Annihilation.Alternatively, the BETA, which would be closer as we don't go from "Building a resource harvester" to "I have built an entire planet out of metal ex nihilo" in under two days like a Total or Planetary Annihilation commander does.
>>46726434Board and capture the remaining capitol shipsRoll me 3d100 best of first three pls.I must take a break and acquire nourishment if we're keeping this going.
Rolled 37, 34, 16 = 87 (3d100)>>46726662
Board as capture "Nekris's laughter booms over the enemy comms"Ready or not, little morsels, here I come
Rolled 7, 90, 25 = 122 (3d100)>>46726662FOR MOTHER!
Rolled 3, 89, 20 = 112 (3d100)>>46726662
>>46726670>>46726686>>46726690Oh for the love of dice gods.
>>46726699So 37 90 25 means something akin to..Shit shit shit Ok we got this aaaandOh shit oh shit oh shit
>>46726774It's 37 90 89, isn't it?
future project idea'sJaydk: Hey Lava Father, did I mention iv developed a way to create large undead?Some times later.... pic related
>>46726802where did you find that last 89?more inspirational art for the grave
>>46726802No, that 89 was in second column.
>>46726813aahh, i thought it was the highest in the order rolled or some nonsense like thatmore art, i like to think of this as our, Diplomatic face
>>46726813Oh thanks, I misunderstood how the tallying works then.
>>46726813Wait, that's really how it works? Why? It's easier to just take the best of each 3d100 and put them in the order rolled.
>>46726844While easier, that also essentially gives us 9 rolls in the important and massive battles like these, which makes rolling bad practically impossible.
>>46726880You're still taking a best of 3 three times, I don't see the functional difference. Maybe I'm still misunderstanding.
>>46726827Having a vagina in the center of your face is not generally conducive to diplomacy, regardless of what those water caste weirdos will tell you.
>>46726895Oh, I misunderstood you. If you take best of 3 from columns, then each player rolls for every action, but if you take best of 3 from each 3d100, then one player rolls for one action, in whatever order they are presented. It's not that much of a difference, but with others things equal, that makes every roll important and not set in the stone, which makes for a cool saves, when the third roll ends up being something like 97, 93, 100.
>>46726900worst post op iv ever seenbut then again if you like diplomatic endeavors to start with a lot of vomiting this is the face you need. more art I say MORE!
another idea, we have Requiems, but what about large void empowered undead, pic related.
random question, did we say, keep any genetic samples of the pirates we have killed to perhaps clone themstill excited about sunscale and arkham clones / immortalsWonder how Jor would react to the idea if it where offered. Mind you i prefer him remaining human as a shinning example to the people of our ability to reconcile living and undead members
>>46726662Be gentle with what is aparently our quivering undead anus. Dice gods want us raped and freezing today.
>>46726662https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPx-cJtKNwoNecrotic ships burn their engines bright as the rush for the capitol ships attempting to flee. The Battlecruiser contain Nekris rushing alongside the fleeing Battleship, launching it's acid-drops at its thrusters when it's shield falters under the assault of its turrets and the Void-Terrors. Boarding ships descend on the Capitols as their shields and engines are disabled one by one, halting the craft in place. Boarding pods and grapnels are fired and Coffins are send packed with troops to tear their way through the hulls.All that remained of the Osjiic fleet was quickly being mopped up by swarming fighters and gunships, their hulls vented and engines shattered. Several are overrun by Reconstructed, the prisoners gathered and secured as the injured undead snatch floating bits of gore and corpses in a ghastly cannibalistic feeding frenzy to heal themselves. Among the victorious undead they begin to paint themselves with the black blood of Osjiic soldiers, palm-prints marking eyeless faces or chests. Stripes and splashes marring the Reconstructed as the Deep Rot takes a moment to watch with surprise at their acts of celebration and decoration in the short lull after a successful boarding before they are redirected to assist elsewhere.Nekris boards the Battleship with a pack of Stalkers and the Alpha, swords made from the blades of the Ahkam held in his grasp as he rushed to meet the Osjiic in battle. His movements supernaturally sped up he dodges the swings and thrusts of bayonets, flashes of Arc light tracing his teleporting blinks as he dodges weaponsfire to close the distance between him and the gray skinned defenders. Stalkers leaping and bounding in the low gravity to drag down Osjiic injured by their master or the Stingers flooding the halls.>cont
>>46727443Elsewhere Lorgul and a pair of Disciples move down a hall projecting barriers of twisting void-light consuming the metal slugs fired at them from Osjiic falling back. Dirges float with them, telekinetic barriers protecting the Stingers and Trolls marching behind them. A pair of Voidsingers dart out from side passages, each with voidhammer in one hand and a sphere of violently pulsated Void energy in the other that they launch toward the center of the traveling group. One manages to strike a group of Stingers, tossing them like leaves in the wind with the attack on their gravity but the other is absorbed by the void attuned Glutton Spheres at the core of the Dirges. Telekinetically grabbing the startled Voidsingers they fling them toward the Disciples who turn and casually lift up their Reaver Staves for the Osjiic to be impaled and drained with a rush of Void might.Reconstructed fight their way through the halls and corridors of the ships but the Osjiic make them pay for every blood inch. Lorgul and his Disciples batter down a sealed doorway into the main bridge of the bridge only to watch Nekris go spinning through the air from a blast from the Void-Repeater in the hands of the cyborg-limbed Osjiic. The Predator manages to flip in mid-air to rebound off the wall and join the Voidknights. Patting at the smoking wound in his chest from the blast he glances at Lorgul with one of his four eyes, mandibles curling into a cruel smile as they face down their last obstacle.>cont
>>46727454The Osjiic standing before them was taller than Estkri had been, both arms clearly mechanized prosthetics with several barrels spaced around the hands, a small pilot light illuminating one of the fists clenched around the handles of the Void-Repeater. By his sides stood two Deathshead Guardians, shields and Voidhammers held at the ready as they stare down the invaders. Scattered around and hunkered behind consoles were Osjiic pilots and navigators but they each possessed one of the standard Osjiic rifles, awaiting the order to attack.Snorting in derision the Osjiic glares at the undead with steel gray eyes, metal teeth glinting in the flashing emergency lights, "You will die by my hands, Abominations but before you meet your true death you will reveal what you have done with Sub-Admiral Estkri and the other officers that have disappeared in this sector!" he shouts as his weapon spins up. The Guardians lift their shields, void flames engulfing their hammers and leaking from their visors.
>>46727464Very sorry about the delay. Had to struggle to stay awake to get that out.As it stands I think I'm going to turn in for now. We might be able to resume the battle tomorrow though more likely this battle, mopping up the Ahkam with Muic and Agona, and then Jadyk's campaign against the UON will be on Wednesdays thread.That's right I'm switching from running Thursdays to Wednesdays.Anyways, I hope folks had fun, I know I did. Thread is archived, please feel free to vote if you can.Feel free to also post troop and ship orders while the thread is still up.
>>46727136The tricky bit about it is the fact that we can't turn people with any sort of elemental talent, which means we can't garuntee Jor's survival if he undergoes the process. And considering just how valuable a leader he has proven himself to be today I'd be reluctant to risk that. What I'm eager to use the immortalization process for is taking a bunch of willing attendants and recreating them in form that mirrors an ideal living form of their own species. Proudly adorn their skin with Marks not unlike the one we bestowed upon young david, upon a form that would make the living envious. We could use these immortals as our principle intermediaries with the living, and have them on hand when we interact with other factions. What I'm talking about are babes. And dudes too, for that matter, but impossibly sexy undead that accompany Jadyk whenever he deals with the living, clad in little more than a hooded cloak and a loincloth/sarong. Everybody will be given confused boners and think Jadyk is the most pimpin' skeleton in the galaxy, but he's totally oblivious to the appeal to mortals. He just wanted to show off his advanced reconstruction techniques and the fitness it imparts, and never realizes everyone wants to fuck his attendants.
>>46727510>The tricky bit about it is the fact that we can't turn people with any sort of elemental talent, which means we can't garuntee Jor's survival if he undergoes the process. And considering just how valuable a leader he has proven himself to be today I'd be reluctant to risk that.WHOOPS that's a very big thing I missed in the Immortal information. Necromancers do not suffer the risks associated with converting an elemental user like a Voidsinger/Solar user/Arc user. In fact Necromancers, if they keep up their intake of power and increase their skills accordingly, can start a slow but thorough transformation into an undead without the need of the Immortal procedure.
>>46727503>That's right I'm switching from running Thursdays to Wednesdays.Oh shit, that's the one day of the week I won't be able to participate at all. Is there any hope you could try a tuesday, thursday, saturday pattern you used at the start of Ghoul Civ? Either way, thanks for running tonight dude, this has been a turning point for the New Necrotic Armada in a bunch of different ways.
>>46727538That is good to knowThanks for running such a marathon session, i have no idea how you keep it up =PQuick question, if we had bioship, capital class size, and then infuse it with the crystals to make Dirges, would that be a super powerful telekinetic ship?
>>46725038>>46725001>Hive Champions on /tg/I'm more ok with this than I knew
Who is in favor that we give system 88 back to the Confederacy once we're done with the ruins and space station research? It would help us out our relations to non-hostile level and open more diplomatic and trade relations.
>>46729615depends on how big of a dick they are, and our status after the fight with the Akham, Osjic and possibly dagger.
>>46729615Or we give it to the daggers or what ever those pirates are called. They get the planet and station if they join us
I've been thinking on our name.The new necrotic armadaI don't think it fits us. Necrotic is only a part of our power, all but one of our allies use another power, the living are just as if not more important than the dead, and it does not quite fit our new philosophy.I don't know if it's too late to change our name seeing as we have proclaimed it to the world, and I'm not sure if what we should call ourselves although Equilibrium comes to mind.
>>46730165I don't know I like the name Umbra but that would be more fitting for a location that anything else.But the new necrotic armada dose fit a lot of aspects of us like how almost everything is built by cauldron. But our new way of thinking dosnt fit the name
Bumping with Bowie because I can.
>>46730165New Necrotic Armada is a reference to our origins, not the element we use. It's to show that we're carrying on the legacy of the Wormstar and the old Necrotic Armada. We really have no need to change it desu
>>46730499But the old armada hated the living and wanted the entire universe to be undead. We now know that that was a surrender to entropy, our basic operating premise is different. And with a name like that we may turn away potential allies and even worse draw in the wrong kind. What if we find an old armada buddy and they don't like our new stile. They would make a bitter enemie, the wraith is a good enough example of that.I don't know. Maybe we should call our collection of forces and allies by a different name, we are the new necrotic armada but us and our union of allies might go under a different name
>>46730771>the wraithAkka-tor is a backstabbing power hungry bitch. Not having her at our back is a good thing.
>>46730771I'd prefer to just leave it the way it is desu; any old allies we find would all be super pissed at Akka-tor to the extent that they'd probably join up with us just to spite her.Besides, we shouldn't run from our undead heritage just because we have a few living lying around
We should post ship/troop orders but I want to know how badly these conflicts went
>>46731022Need to know our casualties before we rebuild.
>>46730017I think we can make a favorable deal with the Daggers without giving away entire system.
>>46727503>We might be able to resume the battle tomorrow though more likely this battle, mopping up the Ahkam with Muic and AgonaKeep bumping, boys. We might see some action today.
Has no one noticed that young David is named after Bowie and that Jareth was the name of the goblin King in Labyrinth?
>>46731421I didn't. I haven't seen Labyrinth either.
So who here has been following Grave/Jyoti since the Ghoul Civ?
>>46731421How the hell did I not make the David connection.
>>46733226I only found out about Ghoul Civ when thread 1 of DAtS came about; although I went back and binged most of the archives immediately.
>>46733226I have. I really miss it actually.I know Jyoti was having issues with attendance, but I wonder if he started of Ghoul Civ with a Season Two rebranding, if it might help. I mainly think the Civ name is what is hurting him. Civs have a reputation for disappearing after all.So if he renamed it Red-Throat Ghoul Quest Season Two or something like that and had some time pass, consolidate things a bit and maybe streamline some stuff, I think he'd get much better attendance.
>>46733441But, I do get why he'd just want to drop it, as much as it sucks.
>>46727503Alright let's get this going again.Roll call, then we can get to the folks beating the crap out of each other.>>46733441....That's actually very similar to my train of thought lately.>>46731421Finally someone noticed
>>46734211Yes hello I am here.
>>46734211Here>spoilersThats reassuring. I'm actually the one who has off and on been saying that you should change the name from Civ to Quest. It just really seems to make a big difference in attendance. Also, you have a much more narrative structure than most civs anyway.
>>46734211Here>>46731421Oh... I thought it was a biblical reference like David and Goliath. Like our David is destined to under the guidance of a higher power (us) take out an otherwise unstoppable foe
>>46734211Roll me 3d100 best of first three for the ass-kicking pls
Rolled 76, 19, 7 = 102 (3d100)>>46734582
Rolled 72, 75, 98 = 245 (3d100)>>46734582
Rolled 59, 64, 3 = 126 (3d100)>>46734582By the power of the litch lord of life
I have an idea for a new kind of Crit crawl, ship, thinktank creatureFirst we need Crit crawl like things that can use the void to create short but strong gravity wells, it will also help if it can move around a lot faster and better that a normal Crit crawl.Then we need a specialized think tank that can run calculations fastThe idea is that one of our ships surrounded by void Crit crawls gets In between two enemy shipsThe enemy ships fire on our ship, the think tank calculates stuff and has the void Crit crawls fire off to make the enemy attacks miss our ship and hit the enemy ship on the other side.This works best against enemy's that use ballistic attacks
>>46735031Could we potentially infuse terrordromes with void and make them capable of generating a gravitational field far higher than something their size should? I feel like that would be something another anon could weaponise very easily
>>46735031>>46735065Actually we could make it a passive (and probably expensive) upgrade to our ships.What you would need is to have parts of the outside of the ship coverd in nodes of void...something. The nodes would fire off gravitational push or pull to slingshot balistic attacks back at the attackers.It would help if we had some kind of void infused tractor beam. That way we can have the void nodes shoot out beams of void push or pull to make the systems work at a longer range.Such a thing would probably need to replace the shields at first but later research would also it to work with the shields
Now that we are basically full allies with the plant people we should soon propose a full trade of tech. All of our tech and all of theres. Maybe not right away but soonAlso what became of that captured void guy from the last battle that hid on the planet for a bit and we for him completely unresponsive...Please tell me he got reconstructed because if he is still alive I feel bad things coming
>>46735629We could always go with that research planet idea, staffed by our researchers and theirs and guarded by a combined force of both our forces
>>46735629Wait... Our voidknight the one who just recently took his domination thing out... Oh fuckGuys! What if the Ojisc void used can communicate through the void! This would probably be a recent discovery otherwise we would know about it.What if the unresponsive deathhead void guy was actually just communicating with the rest of the Ojisc and telling them as much as he can about us and how much of a threat we areWhat if our void knight took his domination thing out so we couldn't read his thoughts because he is hearing the void communications and is considering switching sides or something.And what if none of this was the case but I might be now because I gave grave the idea
>>46734582https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrbZc-J0-Z4The two forces stare at each other in a tense stand-off, weapons charging and voidflames rippling off several of the attendant undead. Yet it was the one crackling with Arc energy that acts first, one moment he is standing there next to Lorgul and the Voidknight Disciples but in a flash of light and a taste of ozone he is suddenly across the bridge carving into backs of unsuspecting Osjiic the next moment after he blinked across the bridge.The screams of the dying Osjiic gurgled as black blood welled up in their throats and triggered the hostilities into full swing. Voidblasts are flung across the short distance and deflected with glimmering shields, shattering nearby consoles and chairs. Revenant Lorgul charges across with a shout, his great bladed maul swung overhead in both hands only to strike a crater in the metal where the ships commander had been a split moment before. An advanced Jump-pack lets him dash back, firing off a blast of energy from his weapon.Deathshead Guardians dash forward to strike at the Voidknight but they are quickly intercepted by the pair of Disciples, their Reaver Hammers blocking the blows and pushing them back. Flames flared violently between the clashing undead as they exchanged blows, ripples of energy warping the metal of the bridge around them. Blocking strikes with their great shields the Guardians swing their hammers that the Disciples turn away or endure the strikes but they would retaliate fiercely in response.Both sides attempted to blast each other with Voidflames jetting from their armor but the combatants were all powered by the very stuff, each a version of the process of reanimation through infusion of Void energies. Both orders were created from the remains of a long dead order, one orthodox and resurrectionist, the other a corruption of a slain demigod.>cont
>>46735922Lorgul was torn between helping his Disciples in battle against the Guardians or pursuing the ship commander as they took up firing position to shoot at both him and the Disciples. Glancing at his Disciples only to get a blast of Void energy to the gut for his concern he snarls and charges the commanderSeeing his Repeater did very little damage even with a direct hit he tosses it aside and aims one of his mechanical arms at the charge undead. His hand snaps down and several barrels extend, one of the thicker launching a shell that explodes against Lorguls shoulder spinning him. It doesn't slow him though, using the motion of the spin to swing his maul around with unnatural speed but the Osjiic dodges the blow once more. The strike splinters a console to pieces but the Revenant pursues even as another barrel sprays a colorless gas at the undead before a spark ignites the gas into a ball of thermobaric fire, the shockwave scorching and knocking over several of the Osjiic soldiers still remaining.Nekris moves among the Osjiic, his blades flashing with blue light through flesh and armor, sprays of black blood splattering his hide rippling with dazzling color to throw off their aim. His cackling chill the unfortunate soldiers, a pair of shardspitters in his minor limbs spraying energized flechettes into the faces and backs of the Osjiic as his blades open throats and remove limbs from bodies. He lived up to his title, a predator among his prey and he was exhilarated.>cont
>>46735951The ships commander proved to be a slippery foe, his jump-pack allowing him to remain just out of Lorguls reach as he swung and dashed after him all while unleashing the full fury of his weaponized prosthetics. Even his legs held thermal blades he tried to kick at Lorguls skull, his kneecap even sliding back to launch another explosive shell. This only served to enrage the Voidknight and he finally broke one of his rules about combat.As the ship commander, likely an Admiral, dashes back on a ripple of void light Lorgul thrusts his hand out with a shout of, "Enough!" and the Osjiic is arrested solidly in the air much to his confusion. Wrenching his arm back he flings the living Osjiic into one of the undead, knocking both to the ground.This distracted the remaining Guardian long enough for both Disciples to turn their fury upon it. It desperately tried to defend against the combined onslaught but the Disciples fought in sync with each other. A bold strike leaves one exposed and the Guardian attempts to take advantage but the Disciples expected that move, both suddenly reversing their grip on their Reaver Hammer to drive the spear-like tips through its armor. They shout as they force the undead to the ground, Voidflame engulfing all three as they struggled to drain the powerful energies from the undead.>cont
>>46735965As the Guardian died the Admiral and the remaining Deathshead struggle to their feet but they are quickly overrun by the two Generals. Nekris grabs the Admiral in his telekinetic grasp and yanks him across the bridge, flashes of Arc light illuminating him as he rebounds off the walls to attack the sailing Osjiic. His blades slice through metal, removing cybernetic limbs or hamstringing them. Finally the Osjiic lands with a grunt, Nekris standing with a taloned foot on his chest and blades at his throat.Lorgul shoulder-charged the Guardian with a ripple of voidlight at the collision that sends the undead flying the other direction of the Admiral. Voidflames surge off him as he flies after, his Maul dropped behind him as he launches to grapple with the undead. Metal creaks and warps from the gravitational anomalies their conflict causes, heavy blows exchanged the crack and warp thick armor. Lorguls fist collides with the bare skull of the Deathshead, only for his other hand to snatch him by the spine from behind. Pressing his boot into the lower back he pulls back on the neck and spine of the suddenly flailing undead until there is a resounding crack as he snaps its spine. The Osjiic undead bent at an obscene angle the wrong way is dropped and unmoving, not truly dead but crippled for the moment.>Victory!
>>46733226I first found Jyoti when I picked up the first thread of Ghoul Civ on whim. Still miss it, but I don't regret following his stuff one bit.
>>46735951>>46735965>>46735997I love it when our generals fight
>>46735997Noice.>>46734211>Dat Spoiler>Red Throats 2.0FUKKEN YA
>>46735997Great! I fuckin love your battle writing
>>46736181I'm still hyped for meeting up and recruiting the Red Rot which I remember as being confirmed to be Red throats in spaaaaace
>>46736181I don't understand, is he introduceding and old civ as a faction in this one or is he talking about running another civ that continues an old one? I don't want this civ to end at least not any time soon so I hope he's not stopping this one to run another
>>46736299I think he's talking about rebooting his old civ quest in a new format. Don't worry though, Jyoti wouldn't drop this to run it, he isn't even sure yet he'll give it a shot.
>>46735922>he is suddenly across the bridge carving into backs of unsuspecting Osjiic the next moment after he blinked across the bridge.you got a lot of repetition going on son
>>46736424If you could teleport at will, why wouldn't you use it to constantly warp behind your enemies at will?
Thankfully fetishanon is gone from the thread.
>>46736496its the wording anonnot the scenethe wording>he is suddenly across the bridge... after he blinked across the bridge
>>46736526We can presume that the bridge of a space bourne capitol ship is massively huge, the entirety of this fight is confined to it. The wording does a fine job of illustrating an image of Nekris blinking about constantly within it, for me at least.
>>46736589its repetitive wording anonhe has trouble with it in other places as welljust something he should keep an eye out for
>>46735997The battle for Horizon's Drop is completed, the Osjiic defeated or captured and the Dagger fleet holding back in their position closer to the scorched world. The remains of Osjiic and Necrotic ships float through the system, corpses drifting between shattered bulwarks. Dirges float through captured ships surrounded by a cloud of Domination Spikes, the black metal shards zipping through the air and into the hides of the captives. Seizures overtake them, Trolls and Stingers hauling them back to their ships for transport to the various prisons scattered through the system.Necrotic Losses:>2 Battleship>2 Destroyers>3 Battlecruisers>5 Heavy Cruisers>2 Boarding Frigates>9 Light Cruisers>14 Frigates>20 Corvettes>85 Gunships>325 Nails>1800 Talons>1200 Stingers>400 Trolls>60 Stalkers>1 Dirge>20 Shock TrollsCaptured:>Admiral Kellaon>1 Deathshead Guardian>8 Voidsingers>240 Osjiic>1 Battleship>1 Destroyer>1 Battlecruiser>4 CorvettesRoll me 1d100 best of first three for looting their stuff. With us nearing bump limit the Punishers counter-attack against the Ahkam and Jadyk's arrival in the Armatocere system will have to wait until Wednesday. Feel free to post any lists you have for ordering before the end of the thread and I'll get to them.>>46736526>>46736424You're right anon. This is what happens when I skip proof-reading before posting. Repetition is definitely one of my flaws when writing
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>46736747
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>46736747
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>46736747
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>46736747
>>46734341Didn't review anon get really bitchy about Civs being named Quests?
>>46737105Eh, I wouldn't really call it bitchy. But even if he did I don't really care all that much. This quest has a lot of Civ elements, just as much as Ghouls did, and I don't remember anyone complaining about it being "Quest" instead of "Civ." It also worked out super well for Hive Queen Quest. Civs just have a bad rap for being generally shitty and abandoned often.
>>46736747Not badLoot>14,500B>223,600M>Cybernetic Enhancements: Fast>War-Tank: Medium>Advanced Void Reactor: Medium>Implosion Gas: MediumHope to see you folks on Wednesday.
>>46737157I would call it super bitchy.
>>46737199Wait wait wait. Before you go, did you ever put together a small craft version of those crab bioships we came up with?
>>46737231What would a small one be for? I thought they were transports.
>>46737199Thanks for running Jyoti!
>>46737231Thanks for reminding me!Killcrabs (needs better name)Base Cost: 30B 10MSize: 10 Meters1 Missile Pod1 Fixed1 Turret1 AuxiliaryBoarding Claws 10BFighter Grapnel 10MExample:Grapple Crab: 50B 30MSize: 10 Meters1 Acid-Drop Missile Pod 10B 10M1 Fixed Lightning Cannon1 Turret Necrotic Flayer1 Auxiliary NecroflenserBoarding Claws 10BFighter Grapnel 10M
>>46737272For transporting smaller quantities of troops directly to bigger ships, probably.
>>46737418Neat. Incidentally, is the total losses tally you listed here>>46736747 the grand total for all the battles we've weathered in this thread? I'm trying to calculate how much it will cost to replace them.
>>46735031>>46735065>>46735235Just throwing out random ideas before end of thread>Crit Crawl sub-capitol ships that curl up into Terrordrome-like ships (probably redundant)>Upgrading Terrordromes to Capitol size or making defensive platforms once we finish research>Void-powered Gravity Well generators. They would be able to trick Skip Drive enabled ships to jumping in close to them or deflecting missiles and the like. Combine with the Arc teleports or the one we'll gain from the Yuyar for suprise attacks within ranks with a gravity well throwing everything into chaos
>>46737157>hive queen questWhy did you have to remind me, anon.
The thing I want most from this thread is Smiles to draw our new improved daughter Agona.I see her as a mix of molten stone, reconstructed armor and an obsidian crown.Also we need to get those obsidian shipblades that the Lavafather used
>>46737418CRAAAAABS IN SPAAAAAACE
>>46737482I would assume so