The screams finally ceased.Miles of tunnels honeycombed the moon of Horizon's Drop connecting the temples of your Generals orders, each one dedicated to a new branch of the reborn Necrotic Armada. Halls of black glass and braziers of ultraviolet flames marked the territory of the Voidknights, a large, heavy door slowly swinging open as Revenant Lorgul emerged. Greeted by Jareth and his Disciples the first of the reborn Voidknights grips in his hands a massive mace of black metal, jagged glass and bone. Voidlight ripples along the weapon and Lorgul raises it into the air and names it, "Cor'a'Ghul" the Fist of Ghul.Predator Nekris emerges from his own inner sanctum, his body flickering and distorting the light around it as he was greeted by Eiton. Arc-lightning crackles off the blade he holds in his grasp, the mirrored surface reflecting his gaze. Forged from the bones and blood of the Ahkam he could feel the hunger within it, the serrated edge seeming to grind against itself. "Blight," is all he names it, the Predator finding its simplistic name appealing.Deep in a cavern unconnected to the others was a large spherical room, its walls blasted to a mirror-like sheen as Dominator Valresko hefts his own bonded weapon. Just as he was a corruption of the Sunscales and the power Solar, so too was his weapon a corruption of the Sunscales holy Rods of Ruin. A six-sided staff of gnarled bone flares with flame in the airless void of his would-be temple as Valresko decides on a name to match power inside it, the smooth bone of his face cracking into a cruel grin as flames roiled within, "Anathema."Your Generals grow in power, their loyalty to your cause the only reason you do not fear their might. No, you relish it, wondering if this pride you felt as you watch them was what the Wormstar felt as you and your siblings in Lichdom and undeath swept across the cosmos.
>>48833545Welcome back folks! Let's get this goingPastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/ceronullMake sure to follow my twitter where I announce the threads: https://twitter.com/CeroTheNullArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsAsk.fm: http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuestStockpile:>9,613,165B (50 Biomass Farms: 2,250,000, 40 Lichen Farms: 6000, 200 Solar 8000, Tributes: 2500)>11,226,920M (20 Mining Facilities 1,200,000, 15 Omega Fleets 975,000, 30 Reaper Fleets 39000)Troop Totals:>7 Necromancers>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)>5 Alpha Stalkers>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 Commander>15 Officers>10 Voidsingers>1290 LegionnairesLiving Subjects:>Necromancer Jor>7 Necromancer apprentices>96 Colonists>540 Stonestar>24 Plainsrunner Osogo>50 Tyrre Gladiators>100 Osjiic>225 Confederate non-combatantsPrisoners:>Dne'tec Ahkam Male>Cve'jok Ahkam Juvenile>5 Voidsingers>2 Deathshead Guardians>440 UON forces
>>48833545I have lots of skeleton pictures ready for this thread
>>48833711Vehicles/Ships:>1 Flagship "Charnel Vault">Fury of the Wormstar>Blackscale Destroyer "Pestilence">7 Void Terrors>The Wick - Confederate Smuggler>100 Chariots>50 Hearses>300 Coffins>600 Support Coffins>2175 Common Nails>1300 Piercing Nails>815 Gunships>300 Corvettes>130 Support Corvettes>201 Frigates>108 Boarding Frigates>361 Light Cruisers>30 Boarding Cruisers>235 Heavy Cruisers>50 Boarding Heavy Cruisers>130 Plasma Weaver Cruisers>100 Bloat Carriers>25 Terrordromes>97 Battlecruisers>50 Hangar Battlecruisers>38 Destroyers>20 Void Destroyers>43 Battleships>20 EyegoresCaptured Ships:>1 Dagger Clanship>1 Osjiic Heavy Cruiser>3 Osjiic Frigate>8 Osjiic Corvettes>1 Ahkam Battleship>1 Ahkam Battlecruiser>2 Osjiic Battleship>2 Osjiic Destroyer>2 Ahkam Corvettes>3 Ahkam Frigates>1 Osjiic Battlecruiser>10 Dagger disguised Frigates>5 Osjiic disguised Frigates>14 Osjiic disguised Fighters>4 ahkam frigates>6 ahkam corvettes>30 ahkam fighters>1 UON Battleship>1 UON BattleCruiser>1 UON Heavy Cruiser>2 UON Light Cruisers>6 UON Frigates>7 UON CorvettesShips in Construction:>200 Battleships 2 Days>50 Destroyers Completed>50 Void Destroyers Completed>70 Battlecruisers Completed>30 Hangar Battlecruisers Completed
>>48833764Completed Research:>Heavy Exosuits: Commonly deployed by drop-pod into combat these heavy exosuit armors are veritable walking tanks allowing a single operator to bring a large amount of firepower. Too big to be deployed in a ship these were found in the holds of Ahkam Battlecruiser.>UON Wardrones: Simplistic drones consisting of little more than propulsion, targetting and weapon systems are deployed en masse from ships for both attack and defense>Assault Drone: War machines sporting an impressive amount of both non-lethal and anti-personnel weaponry and used for ship defense and boarding, utilizing a complex array of thrusters to maneuver in zero-g along with complex hoverpads for encounters on a planets surface.Current Research>Mental Reading: Slow>Arc Blink: Slow>Orbital Platform: Slow>Space Elevator: Slow>Advanced Void Reactor: Medium>Advanced Skip Drive: Medium>Virus Bombs: Slow>Ambient Energy Collection: Slow>Sunscale Cloning project: Slow
>>48833764>>200 BattleshipsWhoa, that's a lot of battleships.
>>48833822Unlocked:Heavy Exosuit: Consisting of a series of powerful mechanical and reconstructed systems these large exosuits sport heavy plates of armor rivaling tanks and Large Reconstructed. Boasting a considerable strength they are able to tote heavy weaponry that would normally require a vehicle or a large reconstructed, advanced jump-packs allowing for impressive leaps through the air. Boosting the natural speed, strength and stamina of its operator beyond their normal capabilities the Heavy Exosuit comes with an array of emergency medical equipment should it's pilot become injured. A Demi-Think Tank integrated with the suit handles the various targeting and weapons systems while providing the pilot with an updated feed of battle-field conditions.Swarmer: Consisting of a shell of chitin containing simple thrusters, an auxiliary weapon mount and a sensor cluster these simple Reconstructed are deployed in large swarms.Swarm hangar (50 fighters) – A hangar filled to the brim with dormant Swarmer Reconstructed drones, which are awoken and released when needed for combat. They are linked directly to the parent ship, and cannot function away from it. The swarmers themselves are each a cheap and disposable craft designed to pose a threat with sheer numbers, and can each be equipped with a single auxiliary weapon. Together, they can form complex maneuvers to intercept attacks with themselves, attack hostile targets, ram into targets and perform patrols in close proximity to the ship. When not in use they are kept in hibernation. Cost represents the cost of a single hangar bay and its associated swarm. (300N 150M)While the Assault Drones are impressive feats of engineering and weaponry they do not offer much in the way of available upgrades. Research of them has revealed several weakpoints, chief among them their susceptibility to Ion damage though a good number of them do sport conductive armor to offset it.>Bonus gained for combat against UON forces.
>>48833859Too many. By saturday ship pricing will be updated and fixed along with changes to the pylons to better reflect their size and impressiveness.
>>48833758How many spooky pics did you have saved for this thread anon?
>>48834211If you consider anything with a skeleton spooky then I have 44 new ones
>>48833972Oi where you go QM?
>>48834377It must be to spooky for him
>>48834274That's a whole lot of spooky.
>>48833950Excavations into the tomb of Ruscuv progresses, albeit slowly as they clear out collapsed tunnels while trying to preserve the markings and carvings still undamaged by the Confederacy's hasty exit. Think Tanks sent to investigate sense traces of necrotic energy but they are faint and still on the other side of tons of rubble. The Reconstructed work tirelessly though, groups of Brutes and Trolls hauling out rubble to be lifted off by Dirges and Requiems, the Think Tank in charge promising to contact you immediately should something turn up.Your Eyegore continues to watch as the planet is prepared for the arrival of the Eldertrees, a thick haze filling the air for miles around the meeting place where the treeships took root. On the edge of the system your Eyegore sense a significant gravity well and moments later you are treated to the sight of a truly colossal craft entering the system. Drifting to the planet this grand ship was even larger than your Charnel Vault, resembling more a chunk of a planet overgrown with plantlife. Ships swarm around it like a school of fish following a larger creature, their message of greeting sent to the Eyegore announcing the arrival of the Eldertrees and that they will be ready to see Jadyk once they are set up on the surface.Pestilence, the Blackscales flagship, fades from sight and sensors before it disappears to travel to the frozen world the cloning project was to begin. Raakah stayed behind in Iti'a'Ropku as Beqor and Guir travel, eager to begin their joint experiment for the Armada.>cont
>>48834500Pretty sure Graves is either a lich or a lizard, possibly a lich lizard. He has a natural immunity to spook.
>>48834861Muic stands on the shoreline of the same lake of molten stone Agona had emerged from days before. Her pyroclastic sister stands nearby, watching as the tank of a Reconstructed General steps forth, her telekinetic gifts letting her walk unscorched to the center where a platform of stone awaited her. Seating herself Punisher Muic nods silently to Agona before slabs of obsidian glowing with heat rise from the lava to seal around her like a chrysalis before submerging once more to begin her reforging.Buddy and his crew wait with varying levels of patience to hear back from the cartel. Clud, the former Dagger Netu, walks the slums stashed in the lower levels of Veraga Prime at the behest of the Demi-Think Tank that followed after him. A Necrolyte Legionnaire, an Epikor wearing disguised armor and carrying Confederate weaponry travels with them while eyeing those around them suspiciously. Seeing the poor state of those that lived there you wonder how the Confederacy could pride themselves on equality for all when the poor and neglected are forced to live in such squalor.On a distant plain of Horizon's Drop where the Necrolyte Legion had requested a training area, your Voidsinger Commander and his officers inspect their new recruits. The Osjiic Roktir and the Vorh Dretst wearing the uniforms of the Legion as their former comrades were inducted into the Necrolytes.Now freed from the ritual Jareth speaks with Lorgul about your order to decide the fate of the Deathshead Guardians. Lorgul just begins to laugh as he holds Cor'a'Ghul in his grasp before ordering a Large Cauldron to be crafted in the belly of the Voidknight Temple.There was much to be done and tend to in your New Necrotic Armada. What shall you do first?
>>48834944Speak with the trees.
>>48834944On one hand I want Jadyk to meditate on the solar.On the other hand, I am kind of interested to see how Buddy's little drug running adventure is going. Could we do both?
>>48835045You could. As Jadyk meditates on the Solar you could watch Budy and Eigha's meeting with the Cartel.
>>48834944>Speak with the Eldertrees>Meditate on the Solar (Will occupy Jadyk)>Watch the meeting between Buddy and the Cartel>Speak to Lorgul about his plans>Create ships>Create troops>Diplomacy (who?)>Other
>>48835426>>Speak with the Eldertrees
>>48835426>Speak with the EldertreesI've been fucking waiting on them for awhile now. God damn trees taking forever to show up.
>>48835479Trees aren't exactly known for their haste
>>48835426>>Speak with the EldertreesMight as well get it out of the way before we hole ourselves up to invoke the solar.
>>48835426We are Jadyk, and we will speak to the trees.>Speak with the Eldertrees
>>48835426I am the lorax I speak for the trees
>>48835812No fuck off lorax, we've been waiting long enough to speak to the trees ourselves.
>>48835899The trees say fuck you
>>48835426The flagship of the Eldertrees stays in orbit over the desolate world but a portion of it detaches when trunks and thick vines detach to descend slowly through the weak atmosphere and disappear into the smog created by the treeships. You are already on board your own Flagship when they send the signal they are ready and it disappears into a knot of twisted light and time as its new, colossal Combi-drive fires up.By the time you arrive in the system the fleet of treeships were in place surrounding the meeting world with patrols drifting through the system as a precaution. The Charnel Vault exits from FTL in a flash of light, countless weapon mounts turning briefly to aim at you for a tense moment before they relax and retract into their hulls once more after verifying your arrival.You descend to the surface, light refracting off the Dirges crystalline forms before you were swallowed up by the haze of thick pollen and spores. So thick it would've been hard to see through, not to mention deadly suffocating to any "fauna" species that tried to breath the temporary atmosphere. Through the haze you spy the ruined arena, overgrown with vines and grasses and as the air clears somewhat you are shocked by the dazzling display of color as carpets of flowering buds bloom in an impossible array.In the center of the former arena loom three massive, twisted tree. Their bark was pale but rough, knotted and gnarled with age but their leaves were richly verdant and as your Throne neared you could see simple animal life moving among their branches. Alien birds and slithering creatures dwell among and within them without care it seemed but the chorus of animal song goes silent as the trees groan and shift, their leaves shivering as your mind was suddenly filled with a booming voice that growled like the shifting of continents.<We three members of the Parliament of Trees greet you, Lich-Lord Jadyk. We have much to discuss.>>cont
>>48836187Sapling Slrrt stands at the base of their roots with a collection of other floral species, several of the same lumbering cactus-like creatures Jor and the Voidsinger had encountered standing nearly completely still around the edges of the arena. A mound of vines you thought was a mere shrub lifts itself up on a collection of spine-like limbs and shuffles closer and lifts a handful of vines ending in an array of eyes and flower-like organs to inspect you from a distance.You almost wonder if you should've brought your own entourage but you wanted the Eldertrees to know that you took personal interest in this would-be alliance. Leaving your throne behind you drift forward, your robes of spun chitin and glutton crystal sweeping the plant-covered ground as Kyn'tk twists slowly in your grasp. Bowing low you lift your gaze to the Eldertrees, spotting a multitude of eyes hidden in the whorls and knots of their bark."It is an honor to meet you. I pray this meeting will seal the friendship between our two factions," you say as you straighten and hover before them.Jadyk has met the Parliament of Trees. What shall you discuss?
>>48836206Well there is the reason we called them here to begin with. As a show of trust.We could destroy them but they came, so we can trust them with what can destroy us. The crystal techWe give it all. We share it all. We are one plant and corpse
>>48836206what their goals are really, how bad their feud with the osjic is, what the know of the necrotic armada, Show of friendship.
>>48836206Okay first off let's make our alliance official. Tell them of our relationships with the various factions we've encountered and how we plan on dealing with them, to help ensure neither party in this alliance drags the other into a conflict they don't want to fight or were seeking to avoid somehow, followed by an affirmation that we will both support each other militarily. Then we can move on to tech trades, give them the compound we developed that we give our living members to help them Necrotic energy's toxic effects on life, in the hopes that it will help them develop a resistance of their own. Offer to trade knowledge of solar power generation for very cheep, and ask them if there is anything else they want to trade for. Do not offer to teach them necromancy or other forms of primal energy manipulation unless they ask for it themselves.
>>48836330I vote against giving them crystal tech. That's ours, sharing it with others would be a mistake unless they earn a lot of trust with us.
>>48836463The point of this meeting was trust. They sent there elder trees to talk with something that could kill them in a thought. They trust us, we should trust them
>>48836536After the lavafather I'm not keen on freely handing out tech that could kill us easy. If they trusted us 100% they would have let us visit the world tree in person, or at least allowed us to visit their own worlds. This planet is lightyears away from their actual settlements, and is deserted when not holding diplomatic functions for liches.Furthermore with the firepower they brought with them to this shindig they just might be capable of stopping Jadyk from killing the elder trees if he tried. That is hardly a sign of total trust.
>>48836615...true...Dammit I'm never going to get my plant waifu
>>48836206i'll vote this >>48836416
>>48836645Give it time anon, just got to let the romance happen naturally.
>>48836615I figured the security was more like how the secret service canvas an area that might be unprotected before allowing the president through
Man I almost missed this thread I'm all for firmalising our alliance with the trees and the. Discussing energy manipulation and future research perhaps joint efforts and trade Also an update I used the thing to practice colour work I still don't feel Jaydk looks right but the face will do for now
>>48836206Folding your legs underneath you so you sit floating in the air, Kyn'tk slithering to its resting place in your ribcage and you look up to the strange trees, "First I suppose we should discuss this alliance of ours. It would not do well if we went to war with each others allies," you say with a small chuckle.<Agreed. It would be quite unfortunate,> Their voice booms in your skull, feeling like it would rattle your bones if you let it.You speak with the Armatocere Eldertrees, detailing your encounters with the Osjiic and the Dagger upon your freedom. You tell of how you await word from the Dagger Clan about your offer of peace and the Eldertrees seem nearly shocked. They had attempted to extend peaceful relations to the nomadic pirate clans but time and again they thought it was a trap and attacked or continued to attempt raids against them. To find they would speak with you and your faction was quite a surprise to them but they are intrigued by what may unfold with your discussions with the pirates in the future.They agree the Osjiic are a blight against them, the imperial tyrants viewing all life as inferior to them and destined to serve the Empire. You gather that they have no love for the Osjiic, only wishing to be left in peace but more than willing to exchange blows with them. They remark how the Empire seemed to have a personal grudge against them after the death of an important leader in one of their larger conflicts but the Eldertrees seem ignorant of the true importance of the slain Emperor.>cont(Sorry for delay there, damn)
>>48837532I can see why the plants offers of peace would be turned down by the pirates, it would seem too good to be true, and it is hard to get a feel of the plants fighting powerUs on the other hand seen more normal and comparable in power to them so they trust us easier
>>48837532You tell them of your encounters with the Ahkam and liberating a system with two primitive cultures enslaved by them. They commend your efforts against the serpents, seeming to find particular joy in the fact you wounded a full grown Matriarch and captured alive two of the lesser Ahkam. They tell of how the Dynasties have pledged a blood-oath against them, vowing to steal their worlds to feed their teeming masses of subjects yet constantly leave behind their faithful and enslaved when they flee from retaliation. On several worlds the Armatocere presided over a population of those left behind, disillusioned soldiers and citizens welcoming the life of peace the floral faction provided them.The Eldertrees ask of your relations with the Confederacy and if anything has come from your claiming the system. You reveal you've only had encounters with their long abandoned war machines and during the conflict to seize the system. Upon the news of finding legitimate proof of the old Armada's presence on the world Station 88 orbited they tell you that will only further solidify your claim over it. The New Necrotic Armada would be viewed as reclaiming a lost world rather than conquering an enemy system. After some questioning they speak of how the Confederacy have launched raids and covert operations to steal their biotech or conquer resource rich systems. Time and again the Confederacy had sent offers of peace only for years or decades later to turn on them in powerhungry displays. You both lament the short lives and the ever changing politics of the other races.>cont
>>48837532Pointless bone posting as I wait
>>48837907You question them about the United Outer Nations and you watch as several branches curl, perhaps a display of anger. They say the UON had a long history of raiding the Armatocere yet their efforts had increased in recent years. They seemed to share the same desires as the Confederacy and Pirates in an effort to claim their technology or worlds but were much more willing to pursue it through conflict. At Sapling Slrrts encouragement they tell of how during the war of secession between the Yuyut led UON and the Confederacy they had given refuge to a UON fleet after they'd been stranded behind enemy lines and their ships running drastically low on resources. Yet despite this altruistic gesture and helping them return to their people the UON attacked the same worlds mere years later in their first significant assault against the Armatocere.There is brief mention of the Wraiths, both sides admitting they are a pestilence and significant threat. The Armatocere admit they've had some success in combating them with technology based off ruins found of an ancient race of crystalline beings and you tense. The Eldertrees seem to sense your unease and they ask if you knew of this technology.Reveal your knowledge of the Crystalline Minds?I REALLY need to stop composing the posts in the post box. I lose entire posts muuuuuch too easily
>>48837920Yes... And mention them being the ones to seal us.
>>48837920Yes. If revealing our crystal tech means getting more I'm all for it
>>48837920They already have crystal tech? I suppose that simplifies things. I'm fine with telling them of the existence of the crystalline minds and our own conflicts with them as long as we don't give them any really sensitive information. Seems like it would be detrimental to hide it if they're already aware of the tech.
>>48837920Yes and do this. >>48838027
>>48838131We should be brutally honest about our past present and future just so they are aware of what exactly we are and how our new mind set is compared I then as masked whispers could be problematic
>>48837920Quietly you think over the risks of revealing your connection to the Crystalline Minds and your own uses of their technology. Finally you speak, knowing truthfulness during this meeting was important."I spoke of my imprisonment and the Grand Necrotic Armada's destruction. This crystal tech you've discovered belonged to the faction that was responsible for this. They were called the Crystalline Minds and existed seemingly as extradimensional entities that manifested in this reality as sentient mineral formations. They allied themselves with the living and dedicated themselves to the destruction of the Armada and in the process defeated and sealed me away," the leaves of the Eldertrees rustle, small bird-like creatures flitting from branch to branch as you continued, "To my knowledge they no longer reside in local space. Either not in this galaxy or even this state of reality.I have also begun researching into their technology," you say, motioning vaguely to the crystal shrouded forms of the Dirges fused to your throne, "I was uncertain if it would have an effect against the Wraiths but I am glad to know there is potential in that path."<It was quite a boon when realized this. The Wraiths had threatened to consume us to fuel their unknowable goals before we drove them back. We will share our knowledge of what repels them.>You bow your head to them in thanks while wondering if they knew of the potential the crystal technology could unlock for them. Before you could speak Sapling Slrrt points a tendril to a group of fleshy, orange pods planted in the earth to the side of the Arena, "We return those you wished preserved," he drones out in his synthesized voice. You could feel the faintest flicker of solar power from one, the same Yuyut female you'd captured from the UON, "Their comrades were quite helpful in their knowledge about the UON.">cont
>>48838481The Armatocere are returning the potential energy users you detected among the UON ranks after their interrogations. They are also sharing their knowledge of anti-wraith measures.Was there anything else you wished to speak to them about?
>>48838496Did we tell them of the wraith's past with us?If not, do so now. Also tell them that the new necrotic armada's ways are different from the old one, now. Life and Death go hand in hand.
>>48838496Ask them to let us know if they find any fragments or signs of the old Aramada.Not the wraiths for obvious reasons but other less maniacal kinds. Anything related to the Wormstar especially. Also give them the procedure to check themselves for Solar energy. Ask them if they have any goals that are giving them issues?
>>48838545Yes do this
>>48838545Let them know about our past with akkator and her part in your fall Invite the sapling to visit our capital as an emissary
Okay I'm kinda pissed off. Gotta go rescue a drunk friend who sounds pretty panicked.It's tuesday, I thought she'd learn better than this by now.I hope this shouldn't take long but since I'm still unemployed I'll be up for a while tonight
>>48838736wtf, come on manwhat the hell it's tuesday night
>>48838736What do you mean rescue?
>>48838736Akka-tor strikes again!
>>48838736GOD SPEED GRAVE. You better get a sloppy head or else we'll be mad at YOU.
>>48838736Have you tried reconstructing them in a cauldron.
>>48838793Just asking because i live in a bad area and This woman has been screaming bloody murder in the street for the last hour, only reason i have not called the cops is my neighbour already did like ten minutes ago
>>48839122>YFW a skeleton and a lizard pull up to drag the screaming woman into a van made of skin before burning rubber down the street While we wait might we suggest some trade ideas I was thinking we could ask for schematics in building such collossal ships and in exchange work on searching their kind for energy users PerhPs offer to trade void infused bone and void drive technology Heck they would probably dig solar generators and hard light tech
>>48839225We already agreed to give them our energy research in exchange for the captives brah
>>48838736How does this keep happening to you? Do you and everybody you know live in a constant state of crises or something?
>>48839272Where did you read that? Trading info on energy manipulation is kind of a huge deal for us, thats like the keystone of all our power, that's not the same as exchanging technical information about a particular technology we possess or anything like that.
>>48839272We said we would show them solar powers an unlock t if any of them have the potential Solar reactors are a technology we unlocks from the sunscale the two do not I hand in hand but understanding if one helps with research in the other this way we can help them skip some steps and look good at the same time
>>48839225I really like the idea of trading energy infused materials void bone or solar scales to our allies. It allows us to share the benefits of the technology with our friends while at the same time maintaining our monopoly over the technology and the capacity to produce it. If we can produce such materials and show others how to use them, it will allow them to equip their own soldiers and ships with exceedingly potent weaponry without creating the risk of other galactic powers stealing it from them.
>>48838796Hey IG, you going to update Per Abyssa quest any time soon?
>>48839329http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/48312095/#p48317172 He was wrong we promised to teach them in exchange for this meeting
>>48839955Yeah but we didn't promise tech like solar generators ect the we got from the sunscale.Also we an unlock the potential but they will still require training
reminder that we are bad guys conquering the galaxy with an iron fist and are only playing nice for politically expedient purposes
>>48840074They don't even know we have those, but it would be so incredibly useful to them that it would be practically malicious of us to keep it from them.
>>48840074Dude that is literally what was promised, not just that but that we would teach them in person. also where do you keep getting the unlock their potential bit, They have shown no evidence of having potential to awaken.
Thread should start back up in just a bit!
>>48833545Why don't we make rods from God that are carved with wormtongue so we have massive 'fuck you, join us' weapons
Random idea for another way if spreading our influence narcotikelp coffee Taste the full power of the necrotic armada Itl bring you back from the deadWhen regular coffee won't cut the grave yard shift
>>48840613I hate loading stuff from my phone... Pic related
Guys GUYS Exosuit Trolls Think about it, It is not Neccesary But it is cool as hell.
why the hell do I live in a soap opera where I'm the dependable one?Anyways, back to the quest. Sorry about that folks, did not mean for that to take so long, fuck.>>48838496Seems like the agreed upon choice is>Tell about your history with and betrayal by Akka-Tor>Explain the Armada's new motivationsOther options seem to be>Invite Sapling to Iti'a'Ropku>Sharing tech (Which)
>>48840735>>Tell about your history with and betrayal by Akka-Tor>Sharing tech (Which)The compound we feed our living subjects to stop them getting cancer from us, and the solar generators.
>>48840779Seconding and add in hard light shields Ask for giant ship blueprints and anything they feel makes for a fair trade
Also I think it's time we rebuilt the chitin choir make a big announcement if iur joining the alliance to the general populace while tweaking the new choir statue around the city I also felt we should make "pilgrimise stops" on the way to our capital with nearby food groves and space to rest comfortably with some statues singing softly the praises if the worm star
>>48840779>>48840859Supporting and also invite Slrrt to the capital city for a tour
>>48840735Also welcome back man, reality is a bitch who is neediest when your busy. Sometimes you just need to be prepared to fix other peoples shit, I find steel cap boots are great for getting your point across to repeat offenders though >>48840746We will make everything necrotic lay friendly >>48840956Also this
>>48840735>>48840779Wait, I nearly forgot to add, ask them to keep the knowledge that we are aware of Akka-Tor's betrayal a secret for now. We have not yet come into direct conflict with her yet and would rather wait for a time that suits us before engaging her forces, in the event a surprise attack is possible.
>>48840735"I suppose I should reveal history with the Wraiths and the Suneater," you watch as the limbs of the Eldertrees rustle sending thick leaves to drift to the ground as you continue, "In the old Armada she was much like me, the field commander of our respective faction. No one knows who her patron was, just that she and her Wraiths served the Undying Court, the old leaders of the Armada. It was her betrayal that that weakened the Armada and lead to my imprisonment and the destruction of my patron the Wormstar.I met her, face to face recently," you say almost as an afterthought but those gathered tense and you can feel their unease, "The Wraiths seem to exist on an alien reality we cannot yet fully touch ourselves. It is quite frustrating debating ways to combat them."<We shall provide whatever aid we can to see a stop their threat. They have cost the lives of countless being.>The being composed of a mass of vines speaks, its voice surprisingly human, "The tales we have learned about the old Armada are not flattering. How do we know you can be trusted? You are undead, after all.""That is a matter of faith. Yes, I was a scourge against the living eons past, consuming everything I could at the behest of my patron," you look down at your hand then the array of life surrounding you, "With my time imprisoned and my freedom from the shackles of my old god I have come to understand that my old ways, and the ways of the Armada, were folly. Life and death are immutable truths of this universe. There is no meaning to undeath without life or death, only stagnation and a surrender to entropy. I do not wish for oblivion, but rather a future where the living and undead can coexist peacefully."You can sense the Eldertrees conversing together and you speak up once more, "To prove my intent, I would welcome ambassadors to my home of Iti'a'Ropku to see how I have begun to enact my vision of a unified galaxy. I hope the Armatocere can be a part of that vision."
>>48838496They previously expressed interest in our ability to control elemental energies. The ability to wield Solar energies would be a real boon to a plant-based species. What can we do to teach them to use it, and what can they give us in return?
finally home so i can focus on the quest. Happy to take quest related draw requests if anyone has any while Jyoti is writing up the next chapter
>>48841304I'd rather just keep it to the generators and other tech before for now. That alone is a big enough boon to redefine their entire civilization.
>>48841315Can they produce Solar generators on their own without having Solar-wielding people to ignite them?
>>48841322Evidently, and if they can't we can always provide the solar infused materials so they can do it themselves.
>>48841153The Eldertrees are silent for several moments before Slrrt seems to shiver then speaks, his synthetic voice droning out, "I shall be departing when this meeting is over to accept your offer and join you, Lord Jadyk," their central stalk bending in their version of a bow and you nod your head in return.>Armatocere are sending Sapling Slrrt to see Iti'a'Ropku at the Eldertrees behest"I know of your kinds susceptibility to Necrotic energies so I wish to offer a recent development of my studies into it," as you spoke a data packet was sent from the Charnel Vault to the Eldertrees flagship, "This is the supplement my living subjects ingest daily to counteract the harmful effects. While it is not an immunity or protection against the weaponized forms, it should help counteract the negative effects ambient exposure entails. I am unsure if it will have the same effects on the floral that it does on my animal subjects but," you are cut off as another Sapling, a nearly neon green colored being interrupts."The compound has the potential for modification to replicate the results, this will help greatly in dealing with the aftermath of the UON's attacks," they say and bow their stalk before shuffling back to their original spot.Satisfied the offer was well received you send another data-packet on a whim containing the basic technology behind hard-light shields and a simple form of the solar reactor and you would've smiled had you face at their reactions.The neon Sapling seems to quiver in place, "This reactor technology is quite remarkable! We did not realize it could be miniaturized this far, this will be quite a-" they almost continue before a rustling from an Eldertrees branches causes it to trail off and calm itself.Instead the voice of the Eldertree reverberates in your skull, <These are fine gifts indeed, Lord Jadyk. You have been very generous in the past with your technology and we thank you.>>cont
>>48841335That's fair, we can provide or enable the creation of the generators. And if they want to wield Solar powers themselves too, we can just push for equal trades. If we're going to give something civilization-changing to them, they should find something of equal value they can give us in return. Let them work on that if they need to.
>>48841322>>48841335create a supply, but first make sure there is a demand.
>>48841344Bowing your head you begin to move onto other subjects but a mental alarm is sent from the Charnel Vault moments before the Armatocere assembled their break into pandemonium. You Eyegore sends a recent memory from one of it's satellite drones taken only moments before as it watched a patrolling frigate sized tree suddenly begin to wither and petrify before its very eyes. Zooming in the cluster of eyes watches as a handful of Wraiths phase through the hull, the wood and bark decaying almost instantly where they passed.As you watched the treeship die you were nearly startled as a ghostly alien visage of a Wraith pressed itself uncomfortably close to the drones lens, "Mother is quite displeased, a party and no invitation, Mother is quite displeased," its lilting voice pipes before the drone goes blank.The Wraiths have crashed the party.
>>48841349Certainly, but I have a very hard time believing that a plant species wouldn't absolutely love artificial suns.
>>48841355Oh, fuck. Here we go.
>>48841355Crystal tech at maximum, glutton sphere the fuck out of them. If she wants war she can have it.
>>48841355fucking called it >.<Well, this is as good a time as any to test out our elements against the wraith. summon the fleet to assist, Jaydk defends the council personally Lets see if we cant Drain us some wraith powers
>>48841355Awww sheeitAlright let's at least make a passing effort to mediate before we start slaying vampires left and right. Inform them this diplomatic affair and we would appreciate it if they left without killing any of the plants we're buying tech from.I know it's a shot in the dark but it is still worth while making the attempt.
>>48841355https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ym49Ko18pMSo how many of you will be around tomorrow afternoon to deal with this new threat?I'm terribly sorry about having to leave earlier. I was hoping to have the attack done and moved onto other things by this point in the night.
>>48841398She already destroyed our eyegore. We'll just be returning the gesture.
>>48841402Uh, shit, tomorrow is the one single day I won't be able to play at all.
>>48841402I will, for one.This ghost bitch isn't going to embarrass us in front of our happy tree friends.
>>48841411The Eyegore is still intact in orbit above you. The Wraith took out one of its remote drones it spread throughout the system>>48841428damn, sorry mang ):
>>48841384I almost decided not to have them attack after so many people guessed this would happen
>>48841402il keep an eye out and be willing to play when thread starts. Guess we should spend this time discussing plans of damage control. Im all for saying fuck the wraiths, you dont crash a party without expecting to get thrown out on your ass by the bouncer>>48841464well it wasnt that it was obvious, but really it was too big a target for them not to... also im paranoid about any big meetings
>>>48841402I might be available for the later portions.
>>48841475As I see it, we need all hands on deck. Our flagship is already here, and we need to put it between the wraiths and the meeting site. Send more ships here immediately, and at the same time give Akka-Tor an ultimatum. Her wraiths immediately leave the system and stop attacking the Armatocere or it's war, right here and now. Then if she hasn't completely lost it we can discuss her being "displeased" later without the elder trees around or being attacked.
>>48841464Well that's kind of a shame that we've lost our chance to spy on Akka-Tor or play her off while we plan a sneak attack on her. I would have enjoyed seeing the look on her face as she realizes what's happening. At least we'll make some brownie points with the Armatocere.
>>48841527try to hold them off, see what weapons work and which dont, summon our commanders with their new weapons i am sure they will be able to effect the feckers
>>48841310Sucks you came back just in time for Jadyk to call it for the night huh?Draw one of those Brutes, the large humanoid reconstructed?
>>48841153>With my time imprisoned and my freedom from the shackles of my old god>shackles of my old godDoes Jadyk really hate the Wormstar now? I mean, we've been creative in our approach to dealing with the living this time round sure but I thought Jadyk still loved wormstar like a father. When did this change of heart happen?
>>48841663Hate might be a strong word. But the Wormstar clearly had a much narrower view of the future of the galaxy than we do now. Our purpose was shackled to its purpose.
>>48841663Felt it was more like, metaphorical shackles in that he's able to make his own decisions and forge his own path?I could be wrong though
Post music for this quest.I know Grave really like his synth music but I'm curious what other people associate with this quest
>>48841692I don't know if it did though, the Wormstar did have a place for mortals under its domain. We know that it had mortal followers and worshipers aplenty and that it was likely responsible for giving Jor a vision of Iti'a'ropku, which we have taken up as a template for dealing with a mortal population. From what has been implied in this quest so far I get the impression that the Wormstar left the day to day policies of things like the treatment of living followers to the discretion of its generals and provided only vague directives to them about such things. In that sense, the basic position of the Wormstar with regards to the living hasn't changed much from for Jadyk, just how exactly he executes it. Bring the living into the fold, give them a place and a means of furthering our own aims in exchange for protection, and drain and reanimate those who resolutely refuse to bend. That is still very much our MO, only this time Jadyk is placing greater status on the living and giving them a mid level leadership role in the Armada, and recruiting energy attuned individuals from their population. TL;DR I don't think Wormstar wasn't as intrinsically malevolent as we assume, and that Jadyk is still doing things in much the same way as he used to, only with improved conditions for his subjects.
>>48841656hah story of my life manheres some, quick brutes. I feel i need to try some more.. organic looking designs for the feckers though>>48841832i was under the impression that it wanted all life to be converted to undeath, Jaydk being its greatest creation was still beholden to its whims and so would do as told regardless of the mission. Now the wormstar is dead, he is free to question what is and is not in the best interests of the armada and its future. Less of a "My god was a monster" and more a "I am now free to choose what is best"
>>48841930http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuest/answers/138899189459Not really, Jadyk and his fellow liches always had mortal followers, and had got them involved in the some of the major institutions of their little empire, institutions that were formed to in part to inspire them in their service to the Wormstar (it's not like the reconstructed had a morale to boost after all). That and the liches it had running the show had quite a bit of leeway in interpreting its orders. Which is how Jadyk became one of its greatest champions, he was always much more creative and innovative in his efforts compared to his brothers and sisters.
>>48842036yeah that's true. I think in time we will see exactly how Jaydk and worm stars relation played out. But the shackles comment may have been more for the Amorteceres mind set on our change as opposed to how Jaydk personally feels >>48841930why did i draw shitty mech looking things when theres already a damn reference image. >>48841656here's a "better" version of the brutes.
>>48842183Okay that's pretty cool. I liked the other ones too
>>48842296thanks, im just not overly happy with how the hands came out, mind you the top image could be more heavy exosuit's we unlocked
>>48841726Found the masks themehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsY_JM2JlyU&feature=iv&src_vid=cYrh5h9acg8&annotation_id=annotation_4046170949
>>48842975HaHere is the Akham Theme https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=imzlXtedn5w
Charnel Vault themehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54FgoUdV2S4
If Jadyk and Lorgul ever team up to lay siege to an entire planet, I'll be playing this in the background.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwbPsImJwIc
>>48842183ok im done messing around with the image, just.. textured it a bit and cleaned some things up. Looking forward to seeing where this latest chapter takes us.
Just read this.Great thread. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks, Jyoti!
We should have dirges in the air this will be a good experiment. Can we Telekinetically kill some wraiths.
I say we go all out in crystal tech in this fight, then full share of tech, then soon all out assault of akator
>>48850018I can't keep track of the names in this quest. Most of them sound like cuthulu's toothpaste
>>48850400Cthulhu.. Dude How did you misspell that one 4-chan has autocorrect.
>>48850400you love comparing the names to Cthulhu's whatever huh?
>>48850538English is hard, fake English is harder>>48850746Yes because that's what comes to mind
>>48848962Anon Are you Saying you Want to Angry a wraith to death?
>>48852178No.. But can we try? that sounds fucking baller
>>48852178Are you saying you don't?
>>48852202>>48852558>>48852792 So This is part of the Plan now? Can we Use our Sheer Angry to Telekinetically Tear a wraith from reality?
>>48853082I don't know if it will work, but if a fight breaks out I'll be damned if we don't try.
Should be up and running in an hour or so
Oh shit I bet in the fight our mask falls out and both akator and the plants see that we have it.They both miss trust us unless we can say fast enough that we won it off the masked in a bet
>>48853082Please grave. Pls
>>48853449Or the immortals stow away in the tree ship and fuck shit up, the trees would think it was sabotage by us
>>48853682I don't think Grave is that mean
>>48853770But he can be a bit predictable, for example as soon as our 200 battle ships are done we will be attacked by a large force that will cut out fleet down to size. With the new ship cost it would cost more to rebuild That will be a fun fight and help balance the game
Okay roll me 2d100 best of first 3 to see how many Wraiths are in the system>>48854337Well now I have to come up with something elseKinda sad you think I'd be that petty about the ships
Rolled 15, 93 = 108 (2d100)>>48854626Wraiths plz go, this is a private party.
Rolled 3, 84 = 87 (2d100)>>48854626I wasn't thinking you would be petty, I was thinking you had good reasons to
Rolled 93, 98 = 191 (2d100)>>48854626
>>48854711>>48854651We got this
>>48854626Oh dear, are high rolls good or bad for us here Graves?
>>48854808Doesn't matter! We will kick there ass!If they don't have an ass we will give them one!Then we will kick it!
>>48854626That spoiler >unbreak my heart plays softly in the background Personally I just assumed you would find ways around it 200 of them is a lot or a empire that spans only 3 stars if I recall correctly, but it is also a perfect number for a rapid expansion Might I suggest we begin taking the fight to either the osjiic or the uon for... Liberation from dictatorship Undead freedom fighters when
>>48854951While I admire your enthusiasm, I'm worried there might be too many for us to single handedly hold back from reaching the Armatocere delegation.
>>488548081 crit fail2-10 severe failure 10-40 fail/slow development error occurs50-60 success 70-99 great success 100 armada crawls out if the computer and wrecks your shit magnificently with booming laughter bursting from your speaker system as Jaydk lays down a killer guitar solo Or something close to that anyway
>>48855041I really can't wait for us to start waging significant offensive wars against other factions. Our first major ground battle on a settled enemy world is going to be rad as hell.
>>48855134Haha I know iv been eyeing that osjiic industrial world So much mechanical infrastructure but those ground based planetary defense are going to be tricky Perhaps a fake attack with a lot f cruisers from one side an mass drop pods from the other side of the planet to try and take it te ground guns then send in the main fleet to mop up the space battle and begin a full planetary siege
>>48855134I saw we take out the wraith queen first
>>48855217But we have the perfect planet killer.The goo!As long as it's a military planet and we give them a chance to surrender I have no problems using it
>>48855217Maybe we could perform a high speed flyby of the planet at relativistic speeds while firing ruin ammo from our spinal cannons. That ought to soften up any stationary defenses.
>>48855217What if, now bare with meWhat if we cover the planet in narcokelpThen set if on fire
>>48855339Are you suggesting Jaydk should, light her up with an up in smoke planetary your?>>48855257That is a really good idea carpet bomb them with goo if they refuse to surrender only issue is the void singers on site managing the cores will go volatile and detonate when they know there's no hope damaging systems >>48855224I dot believe he's here in person but yeah we need to spank the bitch to express our, displeasure before we go out shopping for new places to... Liberate
>>48855224Nah mate, she's the end game boss.
>>48855393Look if we get them high on kelp they can fight as well
>>48855423No the wormstar in a mask is.or the mother and father is
>>48855451>>I think our on the right train of thought but I dot want to air my suspicions I have a horrible habit if being right but let's sayI think you will find the masked entities birth and the death of the worm star are very related
>>48854626The Armatocere procession became a flurry of activity as the cacti bruisers loped away with surprising speed and the collection of strange planets scurried either to flee to their ships or converse with the Eldertrees.You were quickly returning to your Throne when the voice of an Eldertree rattles your skull, <Lord Jadyk, if you are a friend of the Armatocere, please aid us.>As Kyn'tk slithers out and reforms in your hand you regain your seat and look to the large, trembling trees, "I will do what I can," you promise them as the Eyegore above and the Charnel Vault send you their scans of the system. You pour over them as the massive treeships in orbit begin to form a blockade around the planet centered over the Eldertrees location.A data-stream is funneled to the Charnel Vault, Slrrt's voice droning over the radio with uncharacteristic fear as they send you their own data concerning the movements of the Wraiths. To your surprise they seemed to have a sensor system attuned to their strange energy and with their aid your Think Tanks predict that the Wraith presence was smaller than you had assumed.Only twenty of them seemed to appear on within the system, attacking solitary treeships and fighters in pairs leaving withered husks in their wake. It was one of your Eyegore drones that spied the worrying aspect. A signature of Solar energy pings on its sensors and it zoomed in on a Wraith trailing behind the others, it's body enshrouded by flames that seemed to phase in and out of existence.Wraith forces:>1 Solar powered Wraith>19 WraithsHow shall you deal with these interlopers?
>>48855662Politely ask that they make like a tree and leave. Inform them that you attempting to deal with the Armatocere peacefully and that they are throwing a wrench in our plans. Claim that we don't wish to get into a fight with the wraiths but claim that they are putting us in a difficult position. While doing this have all our glutton spheres and dirges load up and prepare to blink into the system, but hold off until combat with the wraiths is certain.
>>48855662Ask them to leave, If they refuse hit them with everything. Dirges and glutton spheres devour them, ships rip into them, we annihilate them with our fury.Akka-tor's brood or not, those that cross Jadyk pay for it dearly.
>>48855662This>>48848962 Because i want to know if we can do this >>48853082But aside from that Jumping Some Ships in system would be a start, Some 20 carriers And 10 battleships, with 40 frigates in supporting Positions
>>48855787>>48855805Have them skip to a nearby system so they can skip into combat if we can't convince them away
>>48855662Fucking kill themCrystals for day Crystal Crit crawls if we have themIf we don't let's make some! Just absorb them with crystal.what happens to a wraith if you drain it of power
>>48855787If we ask them to leave and they do how would that look to the plants? It would look like we work with the wraiths.Killing is the only answer
>>48856001They already know we are on speaking terms with her, and that we secretly don't like her.
>>48856020Violence is the only answer anon
>>48856001Not if we Phrase Like What you have done is an act of war blah blah blah Leave now with your lives lest i take issue,
Advise the wraiths this is a personal invitations only party All gate crasher a will be dealt with accordingly I suggest we attempt to drain a wraith Focus void weaponry on the solar wraith Bring in ships directly to the system Do our best to protect the council. If if anything will earn their trust defending them will. If things look bleak, try to use the mask to teleport the elder tries to safety but.. That should be a last resort
>>48856090How do we know the mask would do that? Is it some kind of wish spell?
>>48855662Seems like some some conflict here>Attempt to dissuade the Wraiths>Attack them immediatelyWhich would you like to do?
>>48856196Rip and Tear!
>>48856196>>Attempt to dissuade the Wraiths
>>48856196I thought they were saying that We should Jump in, Warn them to fuck off, and if they refuse Murder the hell outta them
>>48856342>>48856282Ok. First we ask them to go. AND THEN WE RIP AN TEAR!
>>48856413Yeah but they are kind if crazy ex gf vibe you really need to deal with immediately and severely otherwise you find all your hits been set on fire >>48856148More, spatial manipulation and messing with galactic norms. Mind you we could guck it up and dump hen in the vacuum of space we not managed it once and by accident with a void nuke aimed at station 88Dire need seems To be a Contributing factor, more study is required
>>48856196There's enough time for one ultimatum while bringing all the forces available into position. They either completely back off immediately, or we waste them all and declare war. If they don't at least retreat before we're ready to hit them, don't hesitate.
>>48856573Not all available forces, Get the feeling We should downplay our fleet size seeing as any that escape will report this
Guess we are being nice then nastyI suggest we avoid revealing the glutton spheres But I really want to drain some wraiths
>>48856901No! Suck them dry!
>>48856624Sure, that just goes into "available". There can't be any delaying here, since the attack has already started. Anything that can't get here before the Charnel Vault is in striking range doesn't count.
>>48856901There isn't any nice here. "GTFO immediately or it's war until the Armatocere ask us to spare you. If they never do, too bad."
>>48856952To be fare we have no reason to be nice to them
Be nice "any wraith found in the system is forfeiting their existence and requesting final death by the armada Leave now or die (begin attacking)
>>48856196"Fear not, I shall deal with this," you say to the Eldertrees as your Throne moves away before rocketing into the air, passing a Coffin that had been docked to the Charnel Vault sent to gather the UON prisoners in their pods.Across your home systems ships mobilize and prepare to come to your aid, their Skip Drives spooling up.Roll me 1d100 best of first 3 for bringing reinforcementsPlease choose>Bring them directly into system>Park them in neighboring systemAs you ascended higher and through the atmosphere your Flagship looms over you but rather than swallowing the Throne you circle around it till it parks on the very prow of the ship leaving you in the airless void of space. Pollen that had clung to your body drifts away with each movement as you look out towards the empty black the Wraiths were approaching from.As you waited you see around you several cruiser-sized treeships move into a loose formation alongside the Charnel Vault sending a message that they would assist how they could. Sending your thanks you look through the system with the Eyegore and to your alarm you can no longer see the Solar-infused Wraith.Your alarm was well-founded and a flare of solar flame appears mere meters in front of you and the missing Wraith emerges, invisible flames surrounding it as it floated before you. Tendrils twisting in the cosmic ether fade away in the distance like tethers to its strange dimension.Accusingly you jut a finger at the Wraith, "You have no right to be here. This is a private affair and we do not appreciate the interruption. Tell Akka-Tor this will be not be tolerated," you say as Kyn'tk writhes angrily in your grasp, the mask within your armor feeling like it were shuddering like a frightened creature.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>48857286>Bring them directly into system
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>48857286>Park them in neighboring system
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>48857286>>Bring them directly into system
>>48857286>bring them directly into the system
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>48857286Directly in to the system
>>48857286The Wraith tilts their head almost comically before its body rotates so it was straightened, a many-jointed hand waving at the ships assembled, "Such disrespect, Mother Akka-Tor is offended by this, such disrespect.""We are no longer apart of the same Armada, who I choose to confer with is my own decision. I say once more, you do not belong here. Leave," you say sternly even as your flagship and the troops within tense"Little worm, you have nothing to fear from us, little worm. We shall feast, yes, we shall feast," they say almost absent-mindedly as they gaze intently past you to where the Eldertrees resided and makes to drift past you.Roll me 3d100 best of first 3 for the ripping and the tearing
>>48857465Shoot the wraiths until they die
Rolled 81, 13, 78 = 172 (3d100)>>48857465RIPANDTEARjust finished 100% nu doom so appropriate
>>48857286Oh, she's moved into range, let's find our if Jaydk is gonna have to choke a bitch1 solar wraith looks like she was sent specifically to fuck with us using anti undead power. let's not let on we have that power too
Rolled 84, 90, 60 = 234 (3d100)>>48857494Messed up the dice
Rolled 13, 98, 81 = 192 (3d100)>>48857465If you ignore my words, and attack my guests, you will be no more Wraith,. The die is cast, your doom your own.
>>48857465Trees are friends, not, Food
>>48857513No idea what that's from but that's essentially an ambush of Cyclops is like
>>48857546There is a few more
>>48857495>>48857513>>48857519>84, 98, 81
>Anticipation intensifies>spamming update does nothing>heavy breathing increases
You thought this was an Update
>>48857465https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QpUGCXwOksDespite the fact that you neither had lungs or even air around you, you sigh in annoyance as the Wraith drifts past. You send a quick message to the Charnel Vault and the Armatocere ships around you a split second before Kyn'tk lashes out faster than the eye could see, several black blades forming as it slashes at the Wraith. To your regret the blades phase right through it without resistance but it recoils, almost curling in on itself like something trapped in a singularity before snapping back into its shape as it jerks away from you.You could almost feel the animosity emanating off it as the flames that surrounded it roil and swell around it. The Charnel Vaults mind reports that at the moment of your attack the other Wraiths began to speed toward the planet at sub-light speeds. It's voice hisses in your skull, "Silly stupid worm," it says rather simply before it lashes out with hardly seen tendrils. Your Throne scrapes violently against the hull as it flies back but you still recoil as one phases through an arm, the armor cracking as it tries to drain the Necrotic energy from you. Kyn'tk lashes out once more, this time drill-like tines thrusting at the attacking wraith.The Dirges attempted to seize onto it with their telekinetic powers but to their frustration there was just not enough to seize onto. They could sense it's presence but with each lunge of their power it seems to fade away. A small rip in space appears before it and a burst of solar flame erupts and collides with an invisible sphere of the Dirges telekinetic power revealing that at least had some physical properties, the heat making the crystal groan with the strain.>cont
>>48858354As you dueled with the solar wraith you hardly paid any mind to the Treeships flanking the Charnel Vault until the glint of crystal caught your non-existent eye. The branches of the treeships, oddly missing their common array of weapons and missile tubes twist and unfurl, revealing a core of crystal the size of a shuttle held within. The almost perfectly clear crystals shine with refracted light before they began to pulse with an inner light. You watch with fascination as the Wraiths form seems to flicker in time with these pulses, sensing it's anger turn to confusion.Kyn'tk lashes out once more as you leap from the Throne, a multitude of fractal blades slashing at its incorporeal form. They pass through its body as the light fades only for the weapons blades to hit true solid flesh as the light flared. A silent scream that feels like it would shatter your very bones echoes from the Wraith as it pulls away, indigo blood staining your weapon and freezing into icy motes spraying away in an arc.The lights from the crystal treeships pulses again and you thrust out your hand and with your fury boiling inside at this foolish attack you grab onto the wraith with your telekinetic might. It struggles in your grasp, its confusion turning to legitimate fear as it struggles against you. The light fades and once more you held onto nothing more than empty space.Around you a cloud of the Armatocere fighters clash with the approaching Wraiths. Their weapons only affected them when the crystal beacons shined but each time they faded the Wraiths retaliated leaving withered husks in their passing. The Charnel Vault launches its own compliment of Nail fighters, their necrotic beams lancing the Wraiths from afar. A void-screamer turret on the Charnel Vault rotates and aims at the Solar-powered Wraith and a mighty beam leaps out to strike it.>cont
>>48858367At first you were unsure if the attack had any effect but you see the Wraith tumbling into the distance, one of its arms spinning off very obviously physical with how it scattered its frozen blood around it.The Solar Wraith is injured.>Attempt to drain it>Attempt to kill it outright
>>48858387>Attempt to drain itsucky suck long time.
>>48858387What else? >Attempt to drain it
>>48858387>>Attempt to drain it
>>48858387Suck it dry!
>>48858387>Attempt to drain itRoll me 3d100 best of first 3 please
Rolled 13, 54, 20 = 87 (3d100)>>48858556
Rolled 2, 100, 31 = 133 (3d100)>>48858556
Rolled 60, 7, 82 = 149 (3d100)>>48858556
>>48858627You saved us from a terrible fate, anon.>>48858622And you gave us a glorious one instead.
>>48858622We ain't got time for your incorporeal bullshit, wraith.
>>48858717Oh man if we get the wraiths incorporeal power we can make crystals set to it! It would be like the tree crystals but instead of a light house that sometimes shines it would be like a lantern that shins always but not so far
>>48858589>>48858622>>48858627>When the rolls are just right
>>48858757Is the wraith's trick an elemental energy, or is it some other kind of shenanigans? This wraith is apparently Solar powered, and yet it's still a wraith. Those two things seem separate.At any rate, draining one sure isn't going to hurt our chances!
Wait... WAIT!If we can get the tree crystal tech and improve it we can get a wraith physical long enough to put it in a cauldron!
>>48858999>Upside down satanic trips confirm spirit binding dissection method
Something I don't get is why the armotocere would only bring one beacon if it on a timer flash on flash off, why not bring two and time them to be one when the I the is off
>>48858999We can do all kinds of things with the wraiths with the trees' crystal trick. We just need to put our heads together. Er... skulls and trunks.The wraith's trick could be really powerful if we can even reverse-engineer it. Selectively corporeal torpedoes that phase right through point defense fire, spies that can't be stopped by walls...
>>48859113Maybe they're expensive. At any rate, we can help. Time to make a crystal rave party with dozens of these things going off like a laser show and invite Akka-Tor as the guest of honor, if she's so sensitive about being included in parties.
>>48859138well, it's obvious that she is a party girl. We should make her a party world.
>>48859115Imagine if we Build Similar ships but fire them off in sequence to make the effect Constant
>>48859113I want us to suggest this and have the trees realize they fucked up
>>48859167Or mix the effect with the bioships design the skin like the beast of rukor Fluttering light that is in constant flux multiple flashes of the light at one time rippling along it's form..
>>48858556https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G02wKufX3nwThe Wraith, recovering from the powerful blast from the Charnel Vault, let's out another scream of fury and panic as it tears open a wider cut in reality unleashing a larger flare of solar flame that roils over and engulfs you. You could sense it's smug satisfaction turn to confused panic as your body bursts through the flames, Kyn'tk lashing out ahead of you.Truth be told, weeks ago this attack would have possibly ended you. Yet now with your own Solar power surging within you and the aura of Voidlight rippling across your form you were able to bear the brunt of the attack. Kyn'tk, alive in it's own way, lashes out with ever shifting fractal blades and tines carving pieces of the Wraith off its body or phasing through when the treeships crystal beacons faded but the pulses came with ever increasing frequency.Several of it's tendrils lash out and phase through your torso making you cry out at the shock of it. The Wraiths voice cackles in your skull as you feel it attempting to drain you, your hard-earned power seeping away before it's touch becomes quite physical once more. It tried to pull itself from you but as your fury swelled up unlike anything you had felt before it finds itself quite attached to you.Voidflames erupt over your form in an inferno that would make Lorgul proud, searing the tendrils embedded in your form and coiling around your bones before it tried to drain those as well. Bellowing out in the soundless void you thrust your hand forward as the light from the beacon flared its brightest and dozens of telekinetic claws rip into the Wraith.Glittering, frozen blood is scattered with pieces torn from its physical body in mere moments before the lights fade. Your rage at your betrayal by Akka-Tor unleashes itself on this servant of her will. You can feel all encompassing terror as your tear it to pieces with your concentrated fury and it almost seems to grow relieved as the light faded.
>>48859372Yet Kyn'tk lashes out once more, this time shaped as a cruel claw of black twisting metal that mimics as your clench your fist, trapping the Wraith in your grasp. It's alien eyes stare at you as you pull it close. Solar flames, now physical and scorching your armor, engulf its suddenly corporeal form in an attempt to drive you off but you merely let out your own cackling laugh. Your jaw opens wide as it could as you drink deep of the Wraiths power, solar flame funneling into your open maw as if your were drinking it down.Flames erupt from your form as you drain the Wraith of its power, its body struggling until it goes limp in Kyn'tk's grasp. Tossing it aside it's still, dead form is caught by the Dirges of your Throne and you turn your fury against those Wraiths still remaining.Streaking across the cosmic void surrounded by a corona of Solar might you launch yourself against the Wraiths, Kyn'tk lashing out in perfect time with the pulsing of the light to leave their bodies in your wake as they fade into unreality. Giving yourself to the fury of the flames you hardly notice as several fightercraft both Armatocere and Necrotic are incinerated in your passing.By the time your wits returned you were several lightseconds away from the Charnel Vault and the last of the Wraiths flee in terror before you, disappearing into pinhole singularities that slurp their forms away to retreat.Your bones and armor burn with your new boost of solar power and you curl in on yourself, floating like a miniature sun as you focus on calming yourself to bring the flames under your control. For several long minutes you worry if this new power would burn your to ash but eventually it weakens and is drawn back into your form.A sound of rustling leaves reaches you in the empty void, whispered words reverberating from the scorching hot mask within your armor, "We knew you would pass this unexpected test."The Wraiths have been driven off!
>>48859385>I'm getting fucking tired of being tested
>>48859385FUCK YOU TOO, MASKED! I thought you fuckers hated Akka-tor!
>>48859385I can just see the trees looking at us and saying "I'm glad he's on our side"
When do we get to have an unexpected test of how deep we can fit Kyn'tk into the masked's anus?
>>48859385Let's hope the plant guys aren't angry at us killing a few.To kill our own is not a problem, they are replaceable and aren't an individualThe plants are people and each dead is bad
>>48859437>>48859428>>48859519I don't think they made this happened i think they are simply trying to make themselves sound important and take some credit from this
>>48859529I dunno, I mean Mostly Uncontrollable Power is a good excuse for not joining combat until the perfect moment
>>48859428>Can't an old lich simply build an interstellar empire in peace
>>48859385Hold on... If the test is unexpected then that means that can't see Akator! The masked can't see her! There is a way to blind them!
>>48859633Dude.. Akator is a dude bro,
>>48859385Your fury wells up once more and you reach in to pull the wooden mask from your armor and glower down at it, "I grow very tired of these tests. You claim to hate Akka-Tor and turn me against her but you send her Wraiths against me?!" You very nearly fling the mask into the emptiness of space but restrain yourself just enough. Flakes of your scorched armor drift off of you with each subtle movement as you stare at the silent mask.Scoffing you move to stuff it back into its hiding spot when the wood shifts as it speaks, carved mandibles clicking and grinding against each other, "We know you do not trust us, but with what little faith you have in the Masked, believe we do not have any control over Akka-Tor and her Wraiths. You have seen the corpse of our compatriot in her hands. You have heard her request for our death. Akka-Tor is the enemy of all things, living or unliving or neither," the mask goes still in your hand once more, resuming its static position.You stare at it in silence for several long minutes, unmoving even as your fleet finally appears around you. Eventually you replace it in its hiding spot and reach out a hand to grab onto the side of a passing Nail. Sitting on its hull it ferries you back to the Charnel Vault and the awaiting messages of the Armatocere.What shall you say to them?
>>48859703"Well, that could have gone a lot worse. It would appear that we should probably come up with more anti-wraith measures soon as possible. Don't want anymore rude interruptions."
>>48859703I apologize. My security was insufficient. I did not expect the Wraiths to come here and attack. How bad were your losses?
>>48859703"see, that wasn't too hard, was it?"
Pull an iron man landing in front if the council"Sorry about that interruption, so these solar generators..."
>>48859781Mostly this. Their losses could be more meaningful because they at least might have their own minds, while our Reconstructed are more like semi-sentient tools. Concern for their losses will impress them.Also, let's bring a proposal of joint research in crystalline anti-wraith technology. We can improve it, and we're probably going to need it.And one more thing: see what they think of presenting a demand to Akka-Tor that she either pay reparations to the Armatocere or face war from both of us.
>>48859703"I apologize for that interruption. My security was insufficient. I did not predict that the Wraiths would attack us here," you say as you are joined by your Throne still holding the bloodied torso of all that remains of the Wraith, "Were your losses significant? I am deeply regretful about the craft I destroyed, please take no offense. It is rare that I enter battle myself, for this reason."It takes some time before Slrrt sends a transmission to the Charnel Vault, "If not for your intervention our losses would have been catastrophic. We thank you for your aid, the Eldertrees sending their deepest gratitude. We lost several treeships and a significant number of fightercraft," for a moment you worry at the news before Slrrt continues, "Our fightercraft are non-sentient and considered highly expendable, much like the UON's war drones.""This is good to know. I am grateful we were able to fight together to prevent this catastrophe. I would like to propose we begin a joint session on increasing this anti-wraith technology of yours. It would benefit us both if this attack drives Akka-Tor to wage war against us," you say as the Throne floats into the Charnel Vault proper, another Dirge taking the torn Wraith corpse to the be preserved for study on the scorched world of your home system.The Armatocere's reply came quickly, "Agreed. The Mindvines were already considering a similar proposal of their own."Gained>Reality Anchoring: Fast The Armatocere have developed a way to use Crystal technology to emit a signal that brings objects and entities out of phase with the state of reality more solidly into it allowing them to be affected by external forces otherwise ignored.>Anti-Wraith Technology: Slow A joint research plan to enhance the power of Reality Anchoring technology in an attempt to combat the extradimmensional Wraiths
>>48860076We are already sharing our Crystal tech as of >>48838481Also Fuck akka Tor She has proven untrustworthy and needs to be put down. No reparations No even calling the extermination of her faction a war.
>>48860249Okay I think I need to call it here. That took longer than I thought it would. Thread was archived, please vote for it if you can.Hope folks had fun, I know I did running it. Next thread will be Saturday
>>48860340Thanks for running grave
>>48860340Thanks for running.>>48860249In the short term we need to get at least one or two of the current-tech reality anchor devices in each of our controlled systems. We hardly did anything when the wraiths were out of phase, and we have no idea how angry Akka-Tor is right now.It'll be a bit before we get anything next-generation on this anti-wraith tech research, from the look of it.
>>48860249>Mind vines>Think tanksWe're not so different, you and I
>>48860340Thanksit was great
>>48857513>>48857741>>48857768>>48857785where are these from?
>>48860249Can we possibly do a study on the remains of the wraith? it might not be much, but any information is better then no information
>>48860644WHoops, you're right>Wraith Dissections: Medium>>48860486The Fast speed on it means by next thread you'll have it available to buildMostly so I can stat it up>>48860643>The early days of the Grand Necrotic Armada
>>48860787I just caught up and damn that was ride and half, thanks for running man. I've been meaning to ask, but could we learn to build replicas of UON and confederate ships from the vessels we captured a couple threads back?
This ones wormstar is rusted but would I be right in saying Cor'A'Ka means fist of souls Or would that be Cor'a'Ropka
So just thinking out loud here but, are exosuits equal in size to a large constructed like are they mini mechs?We should show this hew toy to the legion and let then do as they willBut another aspect my mind traveled down in this regards, can they be designed for melee combat, say for the arena brute vs mech melee combat But then let's take it a step further but down a different line if thinking Immortals can they reshape themselves in cauldrons, like say tey could have 3 arms then take a dip and have 8Following this further could they then reshape themselves into large constructed or a shape similar to a drake? or into a bioship Was just thinking if someone earning enough favour in the arena to be allowed immortality and becoming a large reconstructed to continuer competing I the arena
>>48861534>are exosuits equal in size to a large constructed like are they mini mechs?Heavy Exosuits are indeed similar in size to a Brute Large Reconstructed while a medium exosuit is closer in size to a Fallout style Power Armor for races similar in size to humans (vorh, kosda, epikor, kesh, etc) while being slimmed down to fit larger races like osjiic, tyrre or netu.A Plainsrunner wearing an exosuit would automatically qualify as a Heavy Exosuit with stats similar to the Crawler Reconstructed>But another aspect my mind traveled down in this regards, can they be designed for melee combat, say for the arena brute vs mech melee combatYup they can definitely focus on melee combat, forgoing most weapon mounts for an increase in speed and maneuverability. Of the large Reconstructed the Brutes are the most capable of melee combat (except for maybe the Manglers in certain situations)>>48861276Fist of Souls roughly translates into Cor'a'Ropka, yesDon't worry I don't really have a fully created language for the Wormstar>>48860926Gonna say that by this point you have a solid grasp of passing replicas of Confederate ships will come in handy for future smuggling operations and in a few days of having Reconstructed pick through the UON ships you'll unlock that knowledge as well
>>48861704>Post a ReplyI have a sudden urge to create "the black scales wormstar compendium Full of plot holes and spelling error
>>48861704Fair enough I just assumed as it was home of all souls that since it follows a similar syntax with words replacing English but keeping their order that Rop would mean home or residence with Ka being souls It certainly makes speaking it out loud sound dark and intimidating and enjoyable to butcher together .
>>48861704>Fist of Souls roughly translates into Cor'a'Ropka>Ka meant a different kind of soul in ancient Egyptian>Cor'a'Ka could plausibly be Fist of Souls, but a different aspect/soulJust throwing in my 2 coppers in this.
>>48861276Ok is it an actual language or not?
As soon as we can with current wraith crystal tech we can make several (probably 3) in a sequence so one is on as the others are off Also we have yet to gather and trade all the plant samples we can find with the Armatocere and they have yet to trade all the animal samples they can findThe animal samples can work like at the beginning of every thread we roll a d100 and get a random upgrade from that rollAlso we should build or outfit a few ships for the soul purpose of cleaning Armatocere worlds of narcotic energy like we agreed Also if we tell them that we can absorb the powers of powered individuals and make crystal absorbers for that power the Armatocere would gather all the powered they can in exchange for crystals absorbers
>>48864760I guess if we already agreed to clean there worlds using crystal tech then there is no point hiding it, they would figure it out on there own anyway more so with one living in our city
>>48864265I think Grave is making it up as he goes
>>48867583He is as he stated but I figured it would be cool to catalogue the word to make a, dictionary for future use
I can't remember, is today a game day?
>>48870396Saturday. Don't think he's doing a Void disicple thread today
>>48871469He's doing that one on sat, we should probably start thinking up ideas to flesh out for the thread about what to build and we're we are going to contact the purified villiage That way if we decide on an idea it can help grave get his write on in advance
I think we should rebuild te chitin choir after reading about them on the ask page Like not flood the city with them til the song is defending but enough to have a soft gym throughout the city
>>48873743What if we have it set up like the bells of notre dame every ring is a prayer
>>48874198That could work an maybe some alcoves throughout the city in case those more attuned to te gym can gather in reflection like it nothing forces down their throats but it's there for this who find it comfortingI was also thinking we could do something similar with rest stops for the Osogo pilgrims, little natural caves with food growing nearby with beds and tables etc while having one set up im with a mural depicting some event if scene of the wormstar history like stages of the pilgrimage the stars and the soft song to let them know they are nearing one should they become lost in the dark Do you think larger chitin choir would be more a bass sound like ultra sound not truly heard but felt for a distance Hell if we have them place around the arena they could sing of the combatants glories and battles to get the blood pumping and the pride soaring
>>48871904You mean the hidden village?They seem to be a peaceful multi-species group, so they could be better candidates for rescue/integration into our empire than the Council or whoever they are. I think our best endgame is to find some way to grab that piece of the Wormstar and escape with the residents of the hidden village as refugees.
So that sun made out of necrotic energy in that one system Would draining that be enough to restore us to our former necrotic might grave?
>>48874956I think the choir should be xylophones played on bone, drums of skin, string instruments of hare and sinew. Accompanied by Gregorian chants
>>48875736I can now picture a Skelton statue wearing nothing but a pair of sunglasses playing a saxophone struck mid swing
>>48876420You know, given the sheer number of them in our city, I'd bet there is a dirge somewhere in Iti'a'ropku in exactly that pose.
>>48874956Good thinking, maybe we could integrate them into our obelisk dreamstone network, use them as markers of the Armada's presence.
>>48876526For some reason I always picture the dirges being in like formal garb and robes like old Greek philosophers or priests
>>48876420>>48876526>>48876616https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PnWWIIHV4t8>devotion intensifies >new power unlocked -soul music-
http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuest/answers/138998503891So this is hilarious
>>48877784His will be done
Ok so since grave has update ask to explain how the Eco suits work for the legion I was thinking w should look into how we should outfit them, I was thinking for their fleet we give them a lot of drone use like the uon and reconstructed unit to assist alleviate the body count fbiur living subjects. Have the commanders search them for potential energy users to be used by the legion just really give then as much a chance of reducing casualty rates As for te exosuits have those willing trained for use during planet dropsCan exosuits fit in drop pods? Anyway for the exosuits perhaps work then as squads if 3 armed with heacy artillery and large hard light shields but also to be followed by a contingent of reconstructed like say, 2 brutes and a squad of talons to rub interference/ human shield for them Also we should share the exosuit tech with the lava fathe it sounds like that in melee form would e right up their alley
Hey guys, quick question for you lot. Which version of Jaydk do you guys feels is most true to his description or at least the face/armor design you like most. I feel i want to get a group consensus on how you guys feel he should look when I draw him in future.
>>48880753Sunglasses version definitely. jkdunno, they all seem great but I like particularly the 1st and the 3rd ones
>>48880871>Sunglasses version definitely. ONLY CORRECT ANSWERjokes aside, i will keep it in mind, but is it the face or the armor that fits the mood though, like is there anything i should add remove. I usually just try to do a version of the shoulder armor from the quests main image and go from there