Yesterday you discovered two harsh facts about life. One your initial design for the Winter Soldiers lacked sufficient heating components to keep them operational in a long stretch of time outside the hive. They froze to death, this has you preoccupied, your designs aught to be perfect, a flaw is unthinkable. Yet there it was, a revised design must be drafted soon, this was not something that put you at ease. For it was also yesterday that you encountered a new species and also lost an entire expedition team of winter workers, winged workers, scouts and all your pride. There was something deeply wrong about this, the moment you thought that there was an upper hand, a possibility to grow and expand. That was when the world came crashing down and crushed every piece of hope that there was left. Perhaps this had been a very bad choice of planet, You did not even go over your initial mutation when coming down. So many regrettable choices, who knows what future awaits you now. You wish you could reach unto the stars and peer upon the life of your sisters and mtoher and ask for a little help.Current research:>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(Done) Unlocked improved farms +30% more yield Possible research:(days per every 2 thinkers. Add more thinkers to lower threshold.)>Modify Vespers for livestock use(5 days)>Research local animals for adaptations(specimens required.)>Research Hiding thermal signature(3 days)>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (2 days)>Dissect local predator(defensive traits or offensive traits)(4 days)>Analyze/vivisect Spikeback creature. Seems a bit docile(4 days) Parts unlocked:None>Current resource reservesNutrients: 157Metals: 0>Upkeep cost Queen – 5First Clutch Worker (3) – 6Thinker (6) – 18Workers(8) –16Winter Workers (3) – 72Winged Winter Worker(0) –0Winter Soldier(0)– 0Miners(5)- 20Screw Scout(0)–0Infrastructure(per base)-80=Total Cost:157>IncomeNutrients: 855>Net: 698N(amount that can be used)
>>1192881Current ConstructionStalled on animal pens.>Eggs gestating:8 Winter WorkersHive Structure>Infrastructure(heated interior) 40N>Hatchery(Eggs can be hatched half a day early +%25 loss expected)>Throne room (Fortified location for the queen)>Doors (increases defenses)(No metal)>Dedicated sentry outposts(increases defenses)>Vesper pens 75N per day>Algae farms(3) 780N per day 4 workers required. >Fortified entrance (40N)Previous quests:https://archive.moe/tg/search/subject/Hive%20Queen%20Quest%20Beta/ORhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hive+queen+quest+betaTwitter:https://twitter.com/QuestDroneBeta0 Pastebin:http://pastebin.com/u/QuestDroneBeta01 ask me anything:ask.fm/QuestDroneBeta0
>>1192882Possible Construction: Work detail:8 normal workers on the farms2 winter workers as sentries1 winter worker as helper to thinkers5 miners Idle0 Workers to fence off the wild animals 20K away(200N 8winter-workers)>Idle(in need of stuff to do)3 first clutch workers idle 0 winged winter workers idle>What to do now you ask your many thinking threads, and your thinkers. (Write in)
>notice hive quest beta when going to bed>>1192885>order miners to mine for metals>lay 5(?) winter soldiers if we fixed their design alreadyHow hard it would be, to build an Thorn Launcher meant for spaceships/anti orbital work.Our childs would be much better protected if there was artillery bunker ready to shoot anything hostile from 10 miles away.
>>1193033no one is playing the quest ;_;Design waiting update: see-WarriorOlfactory: Basic 0Acoustic: Basic 0Radio: Basic 1Psionic: Basic 0Mandibles: Combat 1Blade: Combat 1Arms: Str 1Legs: Sprint 1Wings: Moderate 2Carapace: Combat 3N 10MSize: MediumCost: 10N 10MUpkeep: 5N Variant: Winter Soldier (No metal)Blade: Chitin 3Carapace: Chitin double armor 10NEndothermic glands: 2NCost: 18NUpkeep: 9N It needs revision.A thorn launcher for such an operation would cost in the upwards of 2000 nutrients, and it would require metal.
>>1193044Too tired to update the soldiers>Miners to mine deeper for metals>first clutch workers should gather small animals and local fruits near the hive for extra nutrientslets play it safe untill we have our soldiers backI'd love to stay and play, but I need some sleep before work.
>>1193044>>1193075this I guess.
>>1193075>>1193079I get you. The current template is fine if they do not stay out too long. 5 Winter workers eggs have been laid, You send the 3 first clutch workers out to gather small animals and local fruits.Roll for success. 1d100. will allow 20 minutes or three rolls.
>>1193044we still want to see what crashed on the other side of the mountain right? If so we know we can't go by air unless we can deal with those metal birds, we tried going by land and we all know how that ended. I say we go even lower and have our miners dig towards the crash site. This is going to take awhile but honestly I feel that a lot of our problems have been that we've been rushing into things half cocked. As such let's go slow and build up our forces and build new nutrient producing facilities as our hive grows and mine any metal deposits we find along the way so when we finally do emerge on the other side we'll have a full army.Also other things that might help us. Pit traps. dig a big ass hole and fill it with spikes. in the middle have a tower that leads up to ground level above the trap and place either some kind of animal in there for bait or just put a drone in their with a ranged weapon. Anything tries to take a bite out of the drone/bait if falls into the pit trap and we can even have some more drones at the bottom to finish off anything that doesn't die from the spikes and quick reset the trap and drag the remains back to the hive via tunnels.These sound like good ideas or no?>no one is playing the quest ;_;sorry but I caught something and feel like shit. really tired but I can't fall asleep no mater what I try.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>1193089
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>1193089
>>1193097I get it i was puking my internal organs out a few days ago.New options:>Increase the nutrient farm [How many] (requires 5 miners to dig out and 4 workers to tend to them) Yield 260 nutrients per farm>Create tunnel towards mountains (5 days 5 miners, speed increase per every 5 miners added.)>>1193112well only an 80 or higher roll will save this.
>>1193130if no one else rolls you going to roll?>Increase the nutrient farm [How many] (requires 5 miners to dig out and 4 workers to tend to them) Yield 260 nutrients per farmbuild up our supplies and numbers first, then we march.
>>1193145If there are no other rolls in the next 20 mins I will just execute the critical fail roll.
>>1193130>>Increase the nutrient farm [How many] (requires 5 miners to dig out and 4 workers to tend to them) Yield 260 nutrients per farm
>>1193159pls roll and roll well
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1193160already did>>1193109
>>1193145>>1193159How many farms to make ?Eggs gestating:> 8 Winter Workers> 5 Winter SoldiersNutrients available: 608Cost per egg per type:Winter worker 8NWinged Winter Worker 16NWinter Soldier 18NMiner 8N>>1193160>>1193165Waiting on another player for now or for the time to run out.Screw Scout 9N
>>11931932 sounds good
I'm gonna wait a bit longer then decide on the poor fate or the first batch.
>>1193281the winter queen can not catch a brake huh?
>>1193330>>1193233>>1193210i guess not.The first brood trio were out and about the outskirts of the base trying to collect some more nutrients and perhaps the odd small animal that happened to cross their path. The trio is not particularly strong, in fact they are extremely weak and their design was not meant for such harsh weather. You suspected that there was a strong possibility for them to freeze to death, so keeping them near was a wise choice.Or so you thought, it happened fast, first one of the workers lost their footing then another gave out , its connection to you severed in an instant. The one that had lost its footing gave you a mired image, brown and white it was all jumbled up. Its visual systems along with its head were crushed.the last one gave you a clear look at the menage before you, and oh so near to the base. alarms were going off in your head, danger of the most extreme kind was too close to you. Then the worker died as its body was cut in two. and now seared in your mind's eye was this very large insectoid, there was another queen near!>Panic>Stay calm
>>1193393get pissed.Also how strong is a queen in a fight?
>>1193393>>1193406>stay calm just so this doesn't need a tie breaker
>>1193398>>1193406>>1193410Queens do not fight. You decide to stay calm, after all getting worked up does you no good.currently you have 5 soldiers to hatch, the creature you saw if for a second, seemed to you to be large, imposing, and strong. It may have been burrowed under a small patch of dirt. It seemed like an specialized soldier class.You need defenses and fast, good thing you fortified the entrance and had sentry alcoves built. But you lacked the numbers for any real confrontation. Even using all your workers you knew it would not be enough. An idea creeped into your mind.You could lay more soldier eggs, a large batch and then use the hatchery and half cook them for fast production, a very desperate more you could end up losing 75% of any eggs hatched that way. But you did need the numbers. It was a possibility.>Set the sentries to overwatch (kill on sight)>Lay more eggs and decide to use the hatchery? (how many)>Remove the workers from the farms to serve as defense? (how many)
>>1193448>>Lay more eggs and decide to use the hatchery? (how many)20
>>1193448>>Set the sentries to overwatch (kill on sight)>>Lay more eggs and decide to use the hatchery? (how many)20 sounds good>Queens do not fightseeing how harsh this world is and how close some of these creatures are getting to the hive we may want to change that. I'm not saying send her out to the front lines but give her something to let her protect herself should the worse happen and the throne room is breached. I mean queens can change their appearance almost at will so grafting a few upgrades on shouldn't be to far from the realm of possibility.
>>1193458And set the sentries to kill on sight
>>1193458>>1193488>>1193489you decide to make your sentries be on the highest alert possible. and after expending 360 nutrients you have 20 fresh winter soldier eggs. You have them sent to the hatchery and expedite the process.roll 1d100 lets see how this goes!
Rolled 52 (1d100)Gimme dat Gus Gus
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1193507Sorry things are so slow B. Sadly, this is qst.
>>1193511>>1193518On tg i would have not been able to keep up, but such is life. One more roll people!
Rolled 75 (1d100)Gimme dat Gus Gus
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1193507
>>1193540Speaking honestly you're probably off starting fresh than continuing. I am fucking lost
>>1193518>>1193547>>1193551It was as you feared of the 25 eggs currently in the hatchery only 7 managed to hatch, the others died trying to overcome the grueling process of rapid cellular division. Your sentries detected something moving just outside their attack zone, it could be creature or several of them.Will you bunker down and await for them to come to you or will you go out and meet their aggression. you have 4 slug throwers in the armory, they are not a powerful as they could be, metal is lacking in the hive and as such you cannot produce an item of exceptional quality. But it s better than having no weapons, equip them?>Equip slug Thrower>Hunker down to defend>Go attack.Gonna give a 20 minute discussion and voting time here. Decide among yourselves.
>>1193581>Equip slug Thrower>Hunker down to defend
>>1193581>>Equip slug Thrower>>Hunker down to defendnow's probably not the best time but do you guys think we should booby trap the hell out of the hive? at least on the perimeter to make up for our lack of real weapons and numbers?
>>1193591if we can, yeah.
>>1193588>>1193591>>1193598Your sentries again spot the creature it moves with purpose heading towards the entrance. It lefts its head from time to time as if tasting the air. Your sentries hurry to engage it but when they get close enough to combat range they are met with the creature's back. it acts as a shield and in one sweeping motions your sentries are cut in two.not much later the main door starts to rumble and tremble as massive blows are dealt to it. your soldiers await instructions.How will you arrange them?>Four men fire squad with three backup supporters?>call out all the workers to assist.>Have the miners build a makeshift wall to the entrance of the throne room?Your thinkers are afraid, you can hear their thoughts, they can calculate only one outcome to this. Death.
>>1193690>>Four men fire squad with three backup supporters?>Have the miners build a makeshift wall to the entrance of the throne room?
>>1193690>Four men fire squad with three backup supporters?aim for the mouth I guess. Our guns are underpowered and this thing is built like a brick house. any part that doesn't look armored like the mouth and joints should be where we focus fire.>Have the miners build a makeshift wall to the entrance of the throne room?and then a spiked pit trap behind the throne room door as a last line of defense.we'll save the workers to protect the throne room... also have them grab the thinkers and bring them into the throne room as well before the wall is built. If we live through this I do not want to rebuild the whole hive from scratch.
>>1193701>>1193707Gonna give you all 10 minutes to discuss things. (this actually helps me a whole lot when seeing what direction to give the quest so please do so.)
>>1193707I agree with all of this. Perhaps some spikes from above?
>>1193731hell might as well, we're going to throw everything and the kitchen sink at this son of a bitch if we need to. If we got poison ready from the algae farms give that shit to our workers since I don't think we'll have time to get it to the warriors. Hell if we got poison go whole hog. put up poison dart traps around the outside of the throne room, poison the pit trap spikes. Hell cover our workers in the algae so if that thing eats them we can at least poison it. If we live through this I am definitely voting that we weaponize our queen as well. I don't care how unpractical it is, at this point I'll take anything, even a security blanky in the form of an armored and armed queen.
>>1193776>security blanky in the form of an armored and armed queen.I am... speechless.Lets do a bit of rolling and see how this is going to go guys 1d100.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1193817critfail probably
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1193817don't fuck me dice, we need good roles here.
>>1193830>>1193844so far its medium level next roll will determine the fate of the hive no pressure.
HIVE QUEST, AND IM NOT TOO LATE! YUS. And everything is terrible, as expected.Well this is pretty much a doomsday scenario for us, we might be doomed still.I say we pile all of our workers behind our soldiers in a tight formation back from the entrance,>>1193707>Have the miners build a makeshift wall to the entrance of the throne room?Probably pointless, if we hole up here and it makes it through all of our warriors we are dead. Honestly we should reserve 4 workers to help us escape out the tunnel to the livestock field, once we get there we need to just chow down and slaughter the whole herd for energy. If we cant beat this thing here and recouperate losses (including fucking trinity, I thought the little guys were supposed to be our throne workers damnit) Its game over and this other cunt wins.Speaking of which, I seem to remember drones break down into a rage or stuppor when a rival queen tries to command them, normally this wouldnt be of use to us but maybe if we focus ourselves on the enemy one at a time we can slow them down.Or maybe this is the end who knows?
>>1193856roll and find out
Rolled 70 (1d100)yea okay heres hoping for the best
>>1193856>Honestly we should reserve 4 workers to help us escape out the tunnel to the livestock field,Only one suggested this.... wow I was hoping more had caught on to it.>>1193877huh.... Oh well.>time to pen the story....
>>1193882>Only one suggested this.... wow I was hoping more had caught on to it.still sick, but yeah that sounds like a good backup plan lets do it.
>>1193882Dude, it's been a long fucking time and we'd freeze to death anyways. Just kill us off and start elsewhere.
>>1193899I thought we fixed it so our queen wouldn't freeze anymore? or did we never upgrade her to survive the cold?
>>1193915Given no food, no supplies, every keek and other monster could see her and the heating system was borked? we'd have zero chance.
>>1193882The door took many blows from the enemy, and finally with one last cracking sound it gave out. The chitinous mass was not able to effectively absorb so much brute force, metal was in dire need. As soon as the door gave out your soldiers fired, the slug thrower was a very primitive machine. A thorn launcher would have been better, but again you lacked metal. In three bursts the rounds left and traveled at 400 feet per second impacting on the armored plates of the enemy.24 slugs in the space of three large and very fast steps, 48, 96... 127 slugs before the first soldier was caught and eviscerated. The enemy was bleeding profusely, and a soldier managed to get behind and fired to no avail, the armor was even thicker at the back. It swung with tremendous force and sent the soldier to impact against the wall. You felt as the armored chitin cracked and the soldier started to die, internal organs ruptured.The two others frantically tried to stop the advance, slugs firing. They were hugged to death as they were crushed under immense power. Your three remaining soldier stabbed at it with a frenzy, one had its head ripped off, another crushed under a foot, and the last ripped in half. Some time passed, and you saw the wall to the throne room crumble. There before you, stood this warrior without compare. your workers leaped and stabbed at it with abandon, the enemy collapsed crushing two workers, it twitched and then bleed out.A most foul odor emanating from it, a stench you did not recognize. But you did know death, and this one before you was most dead.(what to do now?)
>>1193915Dont remember and hardly matters like >>1193942 saysIf we abandoned the fort we would have to find or make a new hive immediately
>>1193947Send a worker to examine it. Force hatch more soldiers. Pray we don't have more come cause if we do we die.
>>1193947eat the deadset every single thinker to the study of this new warriorLay as many worker eggs as we can, straight until we go into starvationhave the miners stop expanding the farms and just man them insteadflying workers seal the entranceand then the last 2 of our regular workers should be busy helping the thinkers discect this monster.
>>1193968Nevermind the second to last one I didnt notice we were out of flyers, just split the normal workers between repairing the gates and helping the thinkers tear into the new threat
>>1193947fix the damn door asap. get spare workers to drag this thing off for the thinkers to study it. Lay more eggs. at least 10 for new warriors but don't rush these ones. Also once the farms are complete I think we should prioritize finding metal now as this is starting to get ridiculous. Then we can tunnel towards the crash site.
Yknow, if this thing is infact the warrior drone of another queen... what does that mean about the keeks? Are they related? A new scavenger caste?Im not going to make any brash assumptions, but if the keeks are related, this would add meaning to what we know about them so far.They are unnaturally coordinated pack hunters, so maybe they are psychically attuned to each other, and if they are part of another hive, be it a queens brood or a force commanded by thinkers, they are probably trying to clear the planet of all this nasty homicidal fauna in preparation of hive expansion. Just thinking about how they were piling the dead makes me think either their command structure is based near the lake or they really dont need the food
>>1193948>>1193957>>1193968>>1193974>>1193978you have 248 nutrients left.You must deliberate how to deal with which eggs to lay and how many. Besides with only 6 workers your 3 farms will not yield their maximum amount. you need 12 workers to man your farms.>egg door (50N) 2 workers to install.Cost per egg per type:Winter worker 8NWinged Winter Worker 16NWinter Soldier 18NMiner 8N>Have the thinkers study this creature. 3 thinkers will need 3 worker assistants. (1 day research )Miners cannot attend the farms.
>>11940354 warriors to use the slug throwers assuming they didn't get destroyed and as many workers as we can safely make. Also no don't rush these.We can have 2 workers install the door and the other 4 can work on a farm until we the other workers hatch.Miners will look for metal
>>1194035Alright so what is the variant that is dying due to cold?Also, what is with the dice system, Is is best of 3 or are you doing averages or something? If it's the latter, I would request a change. Averages just results in eternal mediocrity.
>>1194035Also, what is our current population? Just 6 workers? Or did anything else survive?
>>1194055It was our warriors, they couldnt handle prolonged exposure.Im down for any eggs as long as we lay as many as we can, we dont need the grazers out in the field so we arent in danger of starving as long as we can sacrifice slaughtering them.
>>1194052>>1194055>4 Winter soldiers 72 N>22 Winter workers 176N(red)0 Nutrients left!(/red)Vote or arrange new numbers...Vote on research, and how many thinkers to use.>>1194055The winter Soldier variant was found the be flawed, the current thermal system cannot sustain it on long periods of outside use.The dice are not on averages, its usually the best of 3 unless crits happen.>>11940696 workers, 6 thinkers, 5 miners.10 minutes of deliberation.
>>1194083maybe cut off 2 of those workers just so we can have some nutrients banked incase something else happens. other then that seems fine and I guess we'll just leave the thinkers alone until the workers hatch and can help them study.Also didn't we fix that flaw in the warriors after we found it? I could have sworn we did.
>>1194083alright Ill put this plan forward thenHave our workers slaughter and bring back all the grazing cattle and then we lay6 warriorsas many workers as we have nutrients for after the warriorsThats the best we can do on short notice, can the miners do the slaughtering?We desperately desperately need workers to man the fields and to help the thinkers research. not to mention the repairs.
>>1194083Alright, I'm fine with assigning 3 workings to assist the thinkers in researching the beast. >The dice are not on averages, its usually the best of 3 unless crits happen.Huh, alright. 75 and 84 just seemed like rather good rolls to get such comparably poor outcomes.
>>1194102I'll support this I suppose. I'd like to get to researching that creature as I don't want it to decay before we can. But we don't starve or leave ourselves too vulnerable.
>>1194098>eat two workers gain 8Neggs:>4 Winter soldiers 72 N>22 Winter workers 176N>Have current 6 workers go kill ALL the cattle. Unknown Nutrient Yield.This ??
>>11941414 and 10
>>1194141Desperate measures, besides what are the odds its the only herd of this moss/rover sybiosis. Id rather not have our hive die today for fleeting daydreams of what may be tommorowHIVE GOTTA HIVE DOG.We still have vespers to domesticate, and honestly even if they have a much poorer max yeild just the fact that they can be cultivated as we choose underground means they are superior for livestock in my book.Id rather have 10 safe underground farms than 1 ranch that can the same amount of producing with none of the defensibility
>>1194141Wait. Idk about all the cattle. How many cattle are there?
>>1194141are we talking about the bat things or something else? I mean if it's the vispers we're talking about might as well. I remember you saying that they were kinda to few in number to breed properly anyways plus once we get more farms up and running we can make up the net lose easily enough. Besides these tunnels are huge. We're bound to find more eventually.
>>1194141also I meant just lay 20 eggs instead of 22 not to kill off any of our current workers. Speaking of that though can we eat the fallen drones for nutrients?
>>1194155>>1194158>>1194160>>1194174>>1194184>>1194155>>1194158>>1194160>>1194174It seems we have different opinions going on here about the cattle, vespers, farming and possibly the number of eggs to produce. Gonna give you all 15 minutes to talk among yourselves and reach a consensus.>>1194184Yes we may eat the fallen (repugnant idea.)
>>1194174We have two possible routes for domestic beast, the cave vesper and this symbiotic herd of moss roamers, we built a basic paddock around the roamers if I remember right>>1194196Repugnant? This world aught to have beaten such ideas out of us at this point. Survival at any cost, the world will accept no less.Ill agree with >>1194184Final egg count 6 warriors 20 workers, no recycling of workers.
>>1194196Well...>How many cattle are there?
>>1194204I will also agree with>Final egg count 6 warriors 20 workers, no recycling of workers.and fuck it. Kill all the cattle. As long as we won't be losing nutrients to spoilage.
>>1194204well if we have two types of live stock I don't see much harm in eating one of them. Sure I'll go with this.
>>1194204>>1194220>>1194226>>1194231>>1194231You lay your eggs and hope for a better tomorrow. 6 soldiers and 20 workers. It will take a day hatch them all properly. But you are confident on your ability to persevere. You have the workers bring you the dead, and you swallow your pride and disgust and start consuming them. 60 nutrients all in all. your kind should have no idea or concept of disgust or true shame, but somehow you do. This is in a way troubling, but not immediate.You send the workers out to slaughter the herding beasts you had worked to trap. you manage to obtain 600 Nutrients from them, all in all 12 beasts killed. You do hope to find more of them.You hatch an egg for door replacement and send 2 workers on that task.Currently you have 600 nutrients to use as you see fit. The other workers drag out the enemy and set it aside for the thinkers to ponder upon later.>What do?
>>1194306since we now have our food issue dealt with for now. Study the body of whatever the hell attacked us and have the minors scout for metal.
>>1194306Uh aside from assigning 3 workers to helping research the enemy body and the remainder working the farm. I think we're done.
>>1194306not the worst haul, and Im glad there were only twelve of the buggers, even if we dont know how they breed.Well first things first is how did this fucker find the hive, and where did it come from, we cant really spare workers from our meagre 6 to go track its origin but we can definately put a pin in that.. Beasties that large leave large tracks. For the moment we should probably just rest and monitor farm construction, seeing as those worthless diggers arent good for anything else,
>>1194344>>1194324>>1194318You send out your miners to find some metal, and you tell them to not come back unless they HAVE found some metal.You assign all your four workers to assist your thinkers in finding out what just attacked you.---------------Quest has been archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hive+queen+quest+betaPlease vote it up.And remember to check or follow the twitter to know when the next on will be: https://twitter.com/QuestDroneBeta0Thank you all for playing.
>>1194400thank you for running. You made my day suck less
>>1194400Had fun, nice to see you running again. So long And thanks for all the Keeks
>>1194400Ah alrighty. Thanks for running. Next session when?
>>1194405My pleasure.>>1194410Glad to be back.>>1194422Not sure, maybe friday.
Damn, missed the thread.
Damnit HQB you made me think it was time for cheeky space war shenanigans :(I miss QD.
>>1198095Me too anon, me too.