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    65 KB Zerg Quest XXIX Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:07 No.13759933  

    "Well, Cerebrate?" Kerrigan asks. "I'm waiting."

    The overlord relaying her message hovers in space, displaying none of the impatience in her voice. It would be an almost comical juxtaposition, were we the type to notice such things.

    Kerrigan is irate because we used Kingston's device (lovingly dubbed the Psi Compass) to track her down. However, the planet it led us to was Shakuras, a world that does not appear on Terran starcharts, nor the maps of the sky Father gave to us at our incarnation. It was surrounded by very irate Protoss.

    A lot has happened to us since last we spoke with our Sister, and it seems that a lot has happened to her, as well.

    >Ilsommea shrieks
    Well, that's pretty ominous, Captcha.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:10 No.13759971
    I have the desire to play the well-meaning but dopey older brother to Kerrigan's tsundere imouto, but that just might be me.

    Inform Kerrigan that we felt it necessary to tell her about this new Terran technological development.
    She is not safe; if we could track her in a manner of hours, then it's possible for the Terrans to do accidentally stumble upon her. She should be ready.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:21 No.13760114
    >tsundere imouto

    (I...do not know what imouto is, but whatever.)

    "I see. Why did you allow the Terrans to complete this sort of thing? I thought you were intent upon destroying them after their stunt with the Disruptor."
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:22 No.13760126
    Well, until the others arrive, could you dump a status report on our progress at Yoshus (defense being built and engines being mounted on shipyards), the progress on Lapago II, progress on the evacuation of the critical systems and structures from Xenta in preparation for an ambush, progress on restocking our nuclear arsenal, and development on the Zerg Terminator and the first stages of our Zerg BOLO.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:28 No.13760168
    imouto = little sister

    "Oh how we wanted to. But without the vast numbers of the Swarm that we had from before the Second Battle of Aiur, we couldn't chance it.
    "We've been attempting to build our numbers, staying hidden from the Protoss and deceiving the Terrans as to the true size of our forces.
    "The Terrans are united; the Confederacy, the Umojan Protectorate, and the even the Kel-Morian Combine have pooled their resources and stand as one.
    "We have been attempting to find an opportune chance to attack."
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:29 No.13760178

    (We haven't been building any, unless I'm forgetting something. We've got a platform holding forces for deployment, and our huge fleet)

    >Shipyard upgrades

    The battlecruiser construction facility is nearly retrofitted, after which it will be able to begin building ships again. The carrier construction facility will finish its project at about that time, and then we can begin putting engines on it.

    >Lapago II

    Accountantbrate and Citybrate estimate the planet will be ready to work as a rudimentary fallback point about the same time Colonylord is preparing to launch the sixth wave. It will not be as impressive as Yoshus for some time, but it will be relatively secure, at least.

    >Evacuation of Xenta

    (This was mentioned like, once last thread. It was never agreed on. You guys can totally vote on that if you like)


    Toaster is proud to say that we have 5 nuclear missiles ready.

    >Zerg Terminator

    Internbrate is still waiting on an explanation of how we expect this to work.

    >Zerg BOLO

    (I assume you mean the Goliath improvement thing? We never got that underway because you guys decided to move from that directly into ultralisks that fart missiles and have machine guns)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:38 No.13760263
    >Evacuate Xenta
    Yeah, I wanted to bring it up again, since some of us were planning on out-Kingstoning Kingston, and because I'm afraid he'll succeed with the Psi Compass.
    >Zerg Terminator
    How about this: onto a thumbling template we add a cybernetic endoskeleton using the neo-titanium. The thumbling's Zerg brain is encased in the neo-titanium skull, where it is integrated with a targeting computer.
    It's more akin to shoving a thumbling's Zerg brain into a Terminator body, replacing the CPU with an organic equivalent.

    >Zerg BOLO
    Yeah, I was referring to the Ultralisk with Goliath parts. The most important part is to add the anti-air missiles to the Goliath.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:38 No.13760267
    "What you're saying is that the Terrans are a strong, united force under the Confederacy, and they have started developing advanced Zerg detection devices that threaten even me and my Brood. Is there any other delightful news for me?"
    >> Generic Drone No. 8 02/02/11(Wed)21:40 No.13760276
    Forget your name there bro?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)21:42 No.13760315
    (Alright. One vote for evacuating Xenta.)

    (Of course, a thumbling looks like a zergling with hands instead of giant claws, so you're still not going to fool any Terrans. At all. Even from a distance in the dark...)

    (...the Goliath...comes with anti-air missiles. That's...a standard feature...)

    Oh, shit. Thanks. Posted on /soc/ earlier this week. Didn't want that business making its way back here.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)21:43 No.13760332

    For reference, these are my posts. Sorry if there was confusion.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:44 No.13760336
    "Well, you'll want to watch out for the Terran's new cloaked missile frigate if it ever comes to a fight.
    "But on better news, we found a group of Protoss Archons that don't want to kill us on sight, which is pretty neat.
    "Oh, and Nargil came up with some new unit types if you wanna take a look."
    >> Generic Drone No. 8 02/02/11(Wed)21:45 No.13760353
    No prob, I was just having trouble distinguishing your posts from the other anons.

    Actually, come to think of it, do we have any good news? Labbrate says he understands how the psi compass works, but does he think it should be possible to fool it? Evacuating Xenta may not be necessary yet.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:51 No.13760420
    >Goliath already is anti-air/anti-infantry
    Well yes, but we wanted something bigger, stronger, and more expensive.
    Essentially we want the King Tiger of Zerg units: a shielded, cloaked, power-armored Ultralisk that can fire anti-air missiles and independently target quad-linked gauss rifles on turrets, while tear apart siege tanks with its tusks.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)21:52 No.13760447
    Labbrate doesn't know how we could hide from it, but it believes that a Psi Emitter could cause it to give a false positive. We still have plenty of those lying around.

    "Archons aren't very useful, with their short lifespans. I'd suggest just waiting them out. You managed to save Nargil? What did he produce?"
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:53 No.13760463

    "Also, the Terrans are led by a cunning human named Corvus Kingston, who has made our plans of galactic Terran infestation considerably difficult. So far, we've managed to raze the core world of Brontus to the ground and perhaps make the Terrans think that the Protoss have been responsible for razing several other planetary colonies."

    "A frontal assault will not work against Kingston. Thus, we've been thus far exploring and experimenting with new life forms to create new strains of Zerg. In addition, we've been able to successfully manufacture Terran & Protoss war machines and technologies, and are currently attempting to figure out how Arbiters work."

    "As our numbers are considerably small, we've been exploring nearby star systems for new breeds to experiment with or for new technology to scavenge and reproduce. In our travels, we've managed to create a few new strains of Zerg... and also make friends with a group of Protoss who can maintain archon form indefinitely. Also, we came across a dormant AI named 'VoidGate', which could be called a mechanical analogue to the Zerg. We've negotiated an alliance with them as well; you should go speak with it, as you may be involved in future negotiations with VoidGate."

    Ask Kerrigan what she's been up to, if she's feeling talkative. We haven't seen her for quite a long time.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:55 No.13760494

    >Psi emitter false positive

    Perhaps we can troll Kingston and scatter psi emitters everywhere, thus rendering a psi-compass designed for detecting Cerebrates near useless.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:57 No.13760517
    Can we use psi-emitters without our own zerg going berserk?
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:57 No.13760540
    Or we can set up a world with multiple Psi Emitters to create the impression of a sizable Cerebrate presence, put up some fake structures and heat signatures to imitate a core Zerg World, and then when Kingston launches a massive invasion, detonate a couple nukes in his forces and tear them apart.
    It'll be a propaganda nightmare.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)21:59 No.13760556

    Snatcheries! They snatch enemy units up and devour them and produce extra creep (I think) from their digested remains.

    Hatchworms! Mobile hatcheries that can burrow & travel through the ground and barf out newly-hatched Zerg units of many types!

    Lurkers! Ambush-flavored Zerg that burrow, then fire dense waves of impaling spikes through the ground.

    There are probably a few that we're forgetting, but we can probably but Nargil on the line and have him tell Kerrigan himself.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:00 No.13760578
    Hey, there were leftover terran add-ons on Olsen II C that we wanted to hook some bases up to to see if they contained any info on the new Terran units we've seen. Has that been done yet? And if so was there anything interesting?

    Also, what was the name of that vespene gas rich planet we had found? And how well is it defended?
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:01 No.13760596
    Oh, good memory! I had completely forgotten about those!
    If I remember correctly, wasn't Saberhagen put to work there?
    >> Generic Drone No. 8 02/02/11(Wed)22:02 No.13760603
    >psi-emitters give false positives
    Perhaps we could think of a way to re-instigate our whole "Terrans attacking the Protoss" plan with this.

    Though we should consider that if WE found Shakuras with this device, the Terrans could also.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:03 No.13760621
    All zerg units that previously couldn't attack (overlords, queens, defilers, etc) now have a psi blast attack like Tassardar, thanks to Nargil's in depth study of the captured protoss we once had.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:04 No.13760643
    Yeah, S.S. was supposed to step up the mining efforts on C and set up bases on A and D for mining and defensive purposes.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)22:05 No.13760649
    The Psi Emitters are functional, and when tuned to our own psionic signature, they should not interfere with our Broods. Labbrate is sure that they will give a false positive to the Psi Compass, and might lure Kingston, but it also sure that allowing an Emitter to fall into Kingston's hands would be disastrous.

    "Protoss who can stay Archons indefinitely? An AI? Peace talks? You've certainly kept things interesting while I've been away. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of undermining the Protoss, and can't come play with your machine. Those Protoss might be useful, however. Curious that there are any who can remain Archons. The Protoss I've seen know nothing about this."
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:05 No.13760654

    I forgot about that psi-lash thing.

    Due to genetic research breakthroughs with the 10-15 protoss we managed to infest prior to the invasion of Aiur, we've been able to increase the baseline toughness of all zerg strains. In addition, any zerg unit that is of hydralisk-grade or higher can now make psi-lash attacks in addition to their default zergy attacks!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:05 No.13760659
    Ask Kerrigan what the hell she's doing with the Dark Templar.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:09 No.13760713
    You want to know something sister would hurt to call every now then. I mean Am siting here always wandering that something has happened to you, so after mouths of looking and thinking you cloud be hurt or captured or dead and we find you and your on a uncharted plant full of Protoss, care to explaining that one ? Also one of our cerebrates built a theme park we thought you might want to see it.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:11 No.13760729
    PROPOSAL: I'd like to send one of our captured communications satellites to an area on the Terran frontier and see what their networks are saying right now.

    Also, can I get a list of Terran controlled planets on the rim of Terran space. Not just the conferedrate rim but the protectorate and combine as well.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:11 No.13760735

    >Psi Emitter caveats

    So we can't put a bajillion blips on the Kingston Psi-Compass. Dang.

    Perhaps we could evacuate Xenta and have it serve as a trap for Kingston's victory fleet? We need to make it look good though, a planet with manufacturing facilities and such but with a noticeably small zerg skeleton crew defending the area might look suspicious.
    >> Generic Drone No. 8 02/02/11(Wed)22:13 No.13760748
    Well, we can just set remote detonators in the emitters and monitor them.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:13 No.13760758
    Oh how I love it when my internet goes down during Zerg Quest, and for this week I am under the weather, joy. Though I do think Kerri will like the psi lash, and what is Salem up to? I don't really trust that catabrate.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:14 No.13760771
    If kingston thinks he's found Xenta I don't see him just sending an overwhelming invasion force. More likely he has some form of superweapon he wants to use to cripple us in one go.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)22:14 No.13760773
    (Well, that was a few threads ago. The add-ons were a dead end. Fortunately, we captured the freighter, which gave us all the info we need!)

    (That happened. Yup)

    Kerrigan seems impressed with our new acquisitions. Except the hatchworm, which she thinks won't be particularly useful to her. She's still waiting for us to tell her more about the Protoss we've found.

    (We don't know where the Dark Templar come from...)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:15 No.13760787
    That plan has already been put forward, and is awaiting votes.
    Are you voting to evacuate Xenta and turn it into an ambush?
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:15 No.13760789

    Reading Terran propaganda will probably provide only a small & skewed view of stuff that's going on, but it's much better than guessing what the Confederacy is doing right now.

    I second the satellite thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:17 No.13760806
    I guess we can tell her more about the Archons we entered a neutrality pact with.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:18 No.13760825
    Thirding satellite in a remote system no where near any of our colonies.
    Also, it needs to have a self-destruct in case a Terran patrol comes by to take a look.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:19 No.13760832
    "Right those Protoss we have a non-aggression pact with, completely slipped my mind. I forget what they called themselves, but they're around here somewhere, a couple dozen if I remember correctly. They weren't to forthcoming on how they manage to stay as archons indefinitely, or so they claim."
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:23 No.13760876

    >Dem Protoss folk

    "They call themselves the Jael'aten (I think?). We encountered them when we attempted to infest a damaged carrier that a handful of their Archons were piloting; however, we managed to get a dialogue going, and we repaired their carrier and managed to work out a mutual non-aggression pact. They seemed genuinely surprised that the Zerg would attempt to speak with them, and downright flabbergasted that any Zerg entity would willingly assist one of their damaged forces and show interest in anything that didn't involve infesting them."

    "As we mentioned before, they know some sort of psionic technique or secret that allows them to maintain archon form indefinitely. They are also considered 'heretics' by other Protoss, as our encounter with the fleet at Shakuras showed. As far as we know, they are not governed by the Conclave, and they aren't terribly incensed by the enormous loss of Protoss life at the hands of the Swarm at Aiur. They seemed rather eager to talk to us when we made it clear that we were not interested in killing or infesting them."

    That's about all the stuff I can remember about the Jael'aten. Chime in if you know other stuff guys!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)22:23 No.13760880
    (Yup. So far, one vote.)

    (One vote for deploying the sats in the Terran frontier, but I'm not gonna make up twenty world names just so we can use one. Too much work)

    (TWO votes)

    We explain what we know about the apostate tribe, the Jael'Aten. Kerrigan wonders if there is a way we could convince them to strike at the rest of the Protoss. Adding another unstable element into the Protoss diplomatic situation would definitely help in her plans to destroy the Dark Templar.

    (Oh, my. Three votes! Are we sending just one, or all eight?)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:25 No.13760896

    Also mind bear her,
    Its been too long now since we got to see you sister tell some about what you been doing!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:27 No.13760914
    "bear hug"
    My bad
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:27 No.13760925

    >Kerrigan & Protoss infighting

    Perhaps if we approach it the right way, we could convince that the Jael'Aten have more in common with us Zerg-types rather than their more corporeal Protoss brethren. Maybe lay it on heavy with the whole Xel'naga origin thing, and keep dropping "Purity of Essence" and "Purity of Form" lines throughout the whole thing.

    >Satellite thing

    I vote for three satellites, one at each border of Terran space (i.e. old Kel-morian Combine territory border, Umoja border, old Confederacy border space).
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:28 No.13760932
    Just one comsat for now.

    As for getting the Jael'Atan to attack the other Protoss, I find it very unlikely.
    They are a small colony, and would likely balk at attacking their brethre, apostates though they may be.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:29 No.13760936
    >(One vote for deploying the sats in the Terran frontier, but I'm not gonna make up twenty world names just so we can use one. Too much work)

    Actually I wanted names and positions so I could plan a covert attack wave.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:30 No.13760942
    "The thought had crosses my mind as well, Sister. But based on their actions, they're more interested in protecting what's theirs then any kind of proactive defense. Though they might be willing to, under certain conditions mind you, explain how archonizing...archonization... archoning... what ever it's called works, as the information I have on it does not help in determining how to pull it off inside the swarm. Yes sister I just said I want zerg archons, and now I bet you do too."
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:31 No.13760951
    Are the comsats different from each other? Like each is for a different network or something?
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:34 No.13760985
    Oh great idea, let's have Artisanlord paint the one we do send out!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:40 No.13761066
    Evacuating Xenta might be a good idea, at least spread the cerebrates out so they can't all be taken out in one shot. But I don't like the idea of using Xenta as a trap for kingston, we have too much stuff set up there that isn't currently duplicated elsewhere, it would be too expensive to lose. I really do think Kingston has another Psi disruptor or something.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:42 No.13761084

    Maybe we couldn't convince the Jael'Aten to ATTACK the Conclave-govnered protoss. Not that it'd make much of a difference, they're kind of a tiny faction in comparison to the Conclave & Dark Templar.

    BUT. This is a rough time for Conclave-governed Protoss everywhere, with the huge battle of Aiur and all. Perhaps more than a few of the commonpeople Protoss are feeling kinda down and disillusioned with the Conclave. Perhaps we could pull a Cult of the Damned-esque move and perhaps find a way to strengthen the Jael'Aten by convincing them to actively recruit more Protoss, or by finding a way to convince susceptible Protoss to join up with heretical sects in general (that aren't the Dark Templar).
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:42 No.13761086
    >we have too much stuff set up there that isn't currently duplicated elsewhere
    That's why if we use Xenta as a trap, the critical structures and factories are evacuated to Lapagos II.
    That was one of the primary concerns addressed earlier.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)22:42 No.13761088
    The satellites are of varying ages, designs, and companies of origin, but are all basically the same machine with a different paint job.

    "I'm not interested in Zerg Archons, and I'm not interested in letting this secret for prolonging a Protoss battle asset's usefulness get away from that little tribe. I'm interested in using them to keep the Protoss from finding peace and presenting a unified front against us like the Terrans have done. I'm interested in making sure that the Protoss spend more time butchering each other for the Khala that they destroy the Dark Templar that threaten us, and now this Archon power."

    (Three, one. Pick a number, guys.)
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:43 No.13761099
    So let's plop a few emitters on Bernieworld and trap that... and that sounds wrong.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:44 No.13761105
    You know, it occurs to me that we should contact the archon only toss again and try to learn more about their teachings.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)22:46 No.13761133
    (So...one vote yes, one vote no?)

    (Maybe two votes yes?)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:47 No.13761138

    I guess one is fine for now.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:47 No.13761143
    How traceable would the signal be?
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:49 No.13761158
    Hey, if Kerrigan is so "IN" with the toss right now then maybe she can tell us how thiings stand between the toss and the Terrans. We did try to start a war between the two, but we didn't know how successful our efforts were.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:50 No.13761171
    It's been said that if the Confederacy is given a reason to search for it, it will find the comsat. It is very traceable, which is why we needed to put it well away from our colonies.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:51 No.13761184

    I second this. We need to know if our efforts to frame the Protoss for the destruction of that one research station and that one farm-colony-world thing has paid off with any aggression toward the Protoss from the Terran Confederacy.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:51 No.13761185

    "I suppose you're right. Besides, in order to make a zerg archon you'd probably have to fuse some cerebrates together, but doing so you might make an archon version of a bastardized version of our Father, and I don't think either of us want to see that. If the Jael'Aten side with the Dark Templar in a war against the Conclave then they might go for it, but then you'd have the Dark Templar with archons... or maybe even Dark Archons! Who knows what they could do! Might have to get the Conclave to send a fleet and purge them for the good of the swarm!"
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:52 No.13761191
    >Number of comsats to send = 1
    We got 2 saying 1, and 1 saying 3.
    Let's just send the one because no one else is willing to vote for it and it'll just drag on like last time and nothing will get done.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:52 No.13761204
    Send one, as long as the signal is only traceable to the satellite, and not one of our colonies.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:55 No.13761234
    I third asking how Kerri things are in Protossland. And then checking in with the Jael'Aten. If we can manage to get them attacked and have them flee into our protection...
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:56 No.13761246
    Make it three votes yes
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)22:57 No.13761253
    How long will it take to move all the essential stuff to a new world?
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)22:59 No.13761277
    Next week at the earliest, probably by the end of the month though. And that's not even including our majestic form.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:04 No.13761314
    Labbrate thinks that if we activate at least two Emitters on one world, Kingston will make his way there eventually.

    "The Protoss still consider the Terrans to be like insects, beneath their notice. From the sound of it, they're in for a surprise when they meet again."

    (The Terrans are totally ready for war, but they don't know where the Protoss are. Bit of a flaw in the old plan)

    "They don't need to join forces. Just cause enough confusion that the Conclave or the Dark Templar are willing to break their little coalition. So far, Tassadar, Zeratul, and that infernal Artanis have kept things together, despite my better efforts. They'll slip up soon, though."

    We send a Terran dropship to a backwater planet in what used to be the Combine. It releases its satellite, and taps into the network. Within minutes, a stream of news, commercials, sports, ads, and plenty of product placement comes through. What do we want to watch?

    (TUCAMP gets it: >>13761277
    Alright, then. We start packing up supplies and troops.)
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:04 No.13761322
    Oh radio free zerg, why are you still so entertaining?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:06 No.13761341
    (GodDAMNit, Terminator TV show. You only have 3 more episodes. Make him fuck the robot already. You cast Summer Glau in the role so that we could all watch John Connor give River Tam a long, hard bone job. DO IT ALREADY.


    Sorry, but it needed to be said.)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:07 No.13761355
    If 2 Psi Emitters will be a good lure, then I propose 2 Psi Emitters be prepared, with 1 nuke between them so that both will be vaporized the nuke is triggered.
    Evacuating Xenta is a good move, simply because we don't know if Kingston has figured out it's location or not. It's simply safer to assume that he has.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:07 No.13761359
    Did I win a prize? Also... how about 5 emitters in the Shakuras system, placed by our Terran forces. Anyone like this idea? Premade trap.
    >> Generic Drone No. 8 02/02/11(Wed)23:08 No.13761365
    I wonder if the sudden appearance of peaceful, willing-to-negotiate Zerg could create a rift in the Protoss...

    And hey, if it fails, maybe we can great a galaxy where everyone gets along (lolno). We win either way!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:10 No.13761377
    Well, we obviously want to get some news on what they think of the Zerg.
    Also maybe try to get some pop culture footage, forward it to Artisanlord and our AI "buddy"
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:10 No.13761384
    Or Aiur for that matter! We set our trap by putting the emitters in Protoss space. I'm liking this idea more and more.
    >ingate all:
    Yes captcha we will ingate them all in a conflict that will serve to make the swarm stronger! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:11 No.13761389

    I like that idea. We should run it by Kerrigan first, though.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:11 No.13761393
    (Wow. That'd be a hell of a coup)

    >isule network
    Damnit, Captcha. We're not watching the Social Network again. It was just 2 hours of everybody but the CFO being an unforgivable prick. No.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:13 No.13761409
    Well, news is the obvious one, but sports might be good as well. And the commercials and product placement may give clues to something or other. Do the Terrans still have a stock exchange? The fluctuations of a stock exchange could reveal quite a bit about their military build up and other stuff.

    Hey wake up Wormface, he can organize this crap for us.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:15 No.13761423
    You know I was just thinking of that. But I wanted to use Auir. I wonder if the zerg world is still there.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:16 No.13761434
    (I preferred the kings speech, 2 hours of fun hats)
    Clearly with that post it has been revealed that my idea came completely out of left field, and that's where all the best plans in Zerg Quest come from
    >> Apple sauce 02/02/11(Wed)23:16 No.13761437
    I second this
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:17 No.13761440
    The question is, how to get it to a toss world safely, without them linking it to us?
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:17 No.13761441
    Ask Kerrigan if she'd be okay with it first.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:17 No.13761445
    Zerg world is still there, and it looks like we now have 3 for Aiur. Go us!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:17 No.13761447
    Very quickly.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:18 No.13761456
    Wormface flips through the channels quickly. Apparently, the Mar Sara Kimodos have been having a great season, despite their entire colony being destroyed. The Antiga Krakens are still being detained in connection to the rebellion, even though the world is now devoid of all life. Also, a supply world called Goryu has been quarantined, though there's no word on why. Reconstruction efforts on Brontes are slow, but underway, and Kingston assures the people that decisive action against the Zerg is in the pipe.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:19 No.13761460
    Oh, you know what?
    We should ask Kerrigan how Mengsk is doing; if she finally killed him, or if he's still a thrall.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:20 No.13761472
    I suppose you right.
    "On the subject of destabilizing the Protoss, what would a sudden and large scale assault on Aiur by the Terrans do? Or Shakuras? Or Ashra'krahsasjkvfkarvfouasb (their staging area for the 2nd battle of Aiur/current shipyard)?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:24 No.13761507
    Kerrigan does not respond immediately.

    "Cerebrate, this could be exactly what we need. If you can get the Terrans to mount a successful invasion of Shakuras, they might be able to kill most of the Dark Templar. If Tassadar or Artanis died in the attack, the Conclave might gain enough momentum to finish the job..."

    "Oh, Arcturus? I lost him when the Overmind died. A pity. I had plans to use his persuasive tongue against the Protoss."
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:25 No.13761522
    >decisive action against the Zerg is in the pipe
    Sounds like KINGSTON!!!! needs a distraction... like the Protoss.
    >uesry hematoma
    Captcha you can't give Kingston a hematoma for charging interest to other terrans
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:26 No.13761543
    Any chance of getting more info about Goryu?

    Also, can you name for me 5 Terran rim colonies which are uninhabited to the point that a zerg hive wouldn't be likely to be immediately noticed as long as the hive in question didn't take hostile action?
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:27 No.13761553
    Shakuras it is! All in favor of sending a scout filled with emitters and a nuke there to draw Kingston to the nice twilight tileset voice your support!
    >> Apple sauce 02/02/11(Wed)23:29 No.13761581
    Lets get this party started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seconded
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:30 No.13761598
    I'm trying, but I can't find anything wrong with this plan.
    Just make SURE that the remote detonator works. Have as many failsafes as necessary. Hell, put it on a long timer. Kingston CANNOT get his hands on the emitter.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:32 No.13761632
    Firts lets stir up some anti toss sentiment. Start small aggressive hives on 3 terran rim worlds, make sure they send distress calls. Then we show up with our Protoss carriers and burn the fuck out of them. with these attacks still fresh the Terrans will be less likely to realize it's a trap.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:32 No.13761633
    Keep in mind that the scout is just a metaphore. I think sending a carrier there posing as the Conclave (still "filled" with emitters) there would be a better plan, but we can debate that after we agree to go there.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:33 No.13761642
    I second.

    The Scout should stay in the system with the Psi Emitters on, until after the battle is joined.
    It should only use the nuke self-destruct if it is about to be captured.
    We don't want to let Kingston know that we've unlocked the secrets of his Psi Compass by having the big blip on his screens suddenly disappear.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:33 No.13761646

    Kingston's actively looking for psionic signatures to pursue. This could work well if we do it right.

    I fourth or fifth this plan.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:36 No.13761697
    Goryu was basically a warehouse made out of a planet, but the Confederacy's put a Nav Ban on it. Some corporations are complaining, but it hasn't really caught a lot of attention.

    (Even with the TV on, you don't have that kind of tactical information. You could investigate rim worlds in person and find some that might fit the bill)

    (That...was really quick. Of course, you won't be able to fit three emitters and a nuke into a scout. You'll need more ships. Alternately, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5PtSJEfajw)

    (One vote to Zerg up some Terran colonies, then Protoss up the Zerged up Terran colonies before Terraning up a Protoss world to have the Terrans Terran up the Protoss world. Everybody clear on that?)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:36 No.13761698
    What about a cloak-enabled battlecruiser?
    It's cheaper, it's more easily replaced, and it'll look like the Terrans had some kind of targeting beacon on the battlecruiser we sent in, to explain the sudden appearance of a massive Terran armada.

    Though we should have it Warp in beyond the edge of the system, and slowly sneak it's way in, to make it look like an attempt to be stealthy to the Observer patrols they undoubtedly have.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:37 No.13761713
    Hold on for a sec! There are a couple of other things we need to plan.

    Like what state are our broods in? While the Terrans are occupied can we make a major offensive and take some key terran worlds with the intention of holing them this time?
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:37 No.13761720
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    We're going to use Kingston as our catspaw, it's close enough and I want to post this picture so that's good enough for me!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:39 No.13761752

    This would stir up a rather large amount of Terran resentment, and also emphasize the sore point that Kingston hasn't been able to locate any Protoss settlements to vent Terran aggression on. He might be itching to squash a few Protoss just because his image might suffer if he look helpless in the face of the Protoss.

    I second this plan.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:40 No.13761760
    Then let's scout out the Terran Rim. This info is important anyway as we'll need to invade eventually.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:40 No.13761767
    Who wants to bet that Goryu is where Kingston is putting together another superweapon of some kind?

    Would it be possible to send some Wraiths in to check it out? Make sure that they warp in well beyond the edge of the system so that they don't get blasted immediately by the local defense grid.
    >> Apple sauce 02/02/11(Wed)23:41 No.13761770
    I third bitches gonna get purged! HARD!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:41 No.13761771
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    We're going to Kirk this shit up.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:42 No.13761778
    Or we could just drop the pretense of "purification" and just have to toss glass a planet or two. The it becomes clear that the Protoss are out to exterminate the Human race! Kingston will not miss that rallying cry.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:46 No.13761810
    New idea! We glass a terran planet, but here's the catch we have some zerg act as support to the carriers. The it will look like the Protoss now control the zerg, so it won't be so odd if a large blip on the psicompas turns out to be toss.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:46 No.13761816
    Accountantbrate is very displeased with the idea of actually burning away Zerg assets. It wonders why we can't just have the Protoss ships burn enough of the surface that any Zerg that might have been there would have been reduced to glass anyway?

    (Coming in that far out will let it cloak without being detected, but its cloak would run out long before it got close enough to get any answers. At those distances, trips get very long)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:47 No.13761819
    I was also hoping to use these hives o gauge how easy/difficult it is to infest a Terran rim world now given the state of military alert.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:49 No.13761838

    That might work up until a certain point. Remember, Kingston knows that we are wily and that we can produce Terran tech. If he ever talks to the Protoss, he might discover that we engineered the whole thing.

    An exclusively and seemingly Protoss-sponsored exterminatus might be the best course of action.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:50 No.13761841
    Warp to the edge of the system, turn the engines to max, then once enough speed has been gained cut most of the power and coast there. Still in a carrier though.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:50 No.13761845
    I thought we want to draw Terran attention AWAY from the zerg. Making it look like the toss and zerg are essentially one enemy even though we are not won't help. Also, we don't want the toss or the Terrans to know we have functioning Protoss ships that we are capable of using just as well as they can.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:51 No.13761854
    True. So vote to just glass terran world with not pretense of any kind.
    >> Apple sauce 02/02/11(Wed)23:51 No.13761858
    Alas anons I must sleep good night!
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:52 No.13761865
    Part of the reason to use zerg in the burn terran worlds plan is to also gauge how the Terran military responds to distress calls on the Rim.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:53 No.13761868
    ("In a carrier"? Anyway, the cloaking device doesn't run particularly longer if the engines are off than if they're on.)
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/02/11(Wed)23:54 No.13761885
    (As if "OH GOD PROTOSS CARRIERS SAVE US" will just fall on deaf ears?)
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:55 No.13761888
    We really need to salvage or recreate the Protoss Observers with their permanent cloaks.
    Can Labbrate make for us a cut-rate version that's bigger, to accommodate a bigger reactor to power a cloaking system indefinitely?
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:55 No.13761893
    Something that's been bugging me. Why is Artanis kicking around? Sure he was a rather gifted general, but he was also very young, and the only reason he was put in charge of the fleet by Aldaris was due to the route at Aiur and the defection of Tassadar. Maybe Tassadar just liked the cut of his jib, but even so wouldn't he go with Fenix over Artanis?
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:56 No.13761905
    Crap, unfinished, didn't mean to submit.

    Addendum: we want them to get decent footage of OUR toss buring the world to drum up negative sentiment. A small zerg incursion shouldn't provoke a major Terran response. So there will be ships in orbit to see our toss ships burn the world but not enough to stop us from doing so.
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:56 No.13761908
    I think he was confusing my call to scout Goryu with the plan to lure Kingston to Shakuras.
    >> TUCAMP 02/02/11(Wed)23:58 No.13761936
    Now you're just being silly, how could you use a cloaking device without any power? If the power is cut there should be minimal signal from it as it gets closer to Shakuras. The reason it's a carrier is to fit the emitters and also to provide a small amount of cover in case of detection "Something about the Conclave you filthy Falloen Ones! SUBMIT TO THE WILL OF THE CONCLAVE!"
    >> Anonymous 02/02/11(Wed)23:59 No.13761942
    But just using toss wouldn't have the chance to reveal new tricks the Terran military has developed for dealing with zerg that we haven't seen yet.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:00 No.13761951
    ("Clearly, TASSADAR has failed us" probably still applies. Aldaris really didn't like Tassadar, and he was basically the one that put Artanis in place, so those fucking Templar would do as they were told by their Adjudicator superiors. We haven't been keeping up with toss politics, though.)

    (Makes sense)
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:02 No.13761987
    Are you suggesting that Kingston will have his army destroyed at Shakuras and that the Protoss will the proceed to kill all the terrans in the sector? Thus depriving us of the chance to attack Kingston at some later date? You seem to forget who CORVUS KINGSTON IS!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:04 No.13762015
    Eh, see >>13761908

    (Deep breath, man. Deep breath)
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:04 No.13762017
    (Tassadar, a regular Benedict Arnold.)
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:06 No.13762043
    So, is Labbrate free?
    Can he design a jury-rigged Dropship with an enhanced sensor suite and with it's cargo hold taken up by a secondary reactor to power a cloaking unit indefinitely?

    I really want an Observer-analogue.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:06 No.13762047
    Then I suppose I should rephrase.
    We can find out next week, after he's fighting the Protoss. No rush on fighting Kingston, though getting him to send his new fleet at the Protoss instead of us should be done soon.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:07 No.13762051
    Hey guys? Just thought of something:

    How are we going to make sure whatever ship we send to shakuras stays intact for long enough to draw the terrans in? The Terrans won't come immediatly.

    If we want the ship to look like a conclave ship then we have to send all our protoss assets to keep it defended, as we'll probably need to skirmish with the shakuras defenders while the Terrans get their shit together.

    What's the plan?
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:08 No.13762062
    ................................................................. why didn't I think of that... seconded
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:10 No.13762088
    It could. It would take a while, and the range on the sensors wouldn't be that great, but it would work. Would you like it to start?

    >What's the plan?

    Isn't that my line?
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:10 No.13762090
    We could have the glassing party carry emitters while glassing then jump to the shakuras system. True Kingston wont send his new super fleet out at a few carriers, but he will when the return to their "home."
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:10 No.13762091
    Why do tomorrow what you can do today? A few small zerg hive cost us almost nothing, and it's in character for the toss to show and burn them. I'd like to keep the chance of either the terrans or the toss finding out our full capabilities for a little longer. I think a plain old unprovoked toss attack is just too risky.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:12 No.13762122
    I agree with this plan.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:13 No.13762140
    Could we make it a cyborg for increased sensor capabiliry? Just how large is an overlords sense organs and brain anyways?
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:13 No.13762150
    I think we'd have to go with a planet of something in/near a nebula or some other cosmic thing that has a lot of crap that caused the protoss shields to show up on the psicompass, as a result once at shakuras the emitters would be gradually dialed down.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:15 No.13762176
    Yes, begin work on a regular model, and on a cyborg version that basically crams an Overlord's brain and sensor organs into the dropship.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:16 No.13762184
    Kerrigan's projection into our mind is rife with irritation at this thought. "If you show up with Protoss forces that register to the Terrans as Zerg, things are going to get very complicated, and the whole thing could fall apart. Why don't you just send the carrier to Shakuras? I can get you a Conclave authorization code to patrol. Jumping out rather than fighting the Terrans will only make the Dark Templar angrier, should they survive."
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:17 No.13762195
    Second, though I would prefer that the hives use local resources to increase their size, rather than us using up valuable minerals.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:18 No.13762215
    Vote yes, I'd say this is good. Modified dropship now, cyborg for later. Make sure the dropship has a powerful self destruct, don't want it to be captured.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:19 No.13762222
    Labbrate begins work on a Dropship Observer, but wonders why we would want to put an overlord into it, as the overlord already has the ability to cloak and detect cloaked enemies.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:19 No.13762227
    Alright, let's go with her plan. She has a better grasp of current Protoss politics, so let's trust her on this.

    A Carrier with a small (6 fighter) Scout escort. Carries 5 Psi Emitters and 1 nuke, which will vaporize the Psi Emitters if it looks like the Terrans or Protoss will capture it.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:20 No.13762232

    What Kerrigan says is true. If we can provoke open war between the Protoss & Terrans, it'd be worth losing a few protoss ships over, Accountantbrate opinion be damned.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:20 No.13762238
    "So you're suggesting that rather than glassing a planet and using that force, with emitters mind you, as a lure, to just plop a carrier down next to shakuras full of emitters. I am forces to wonder how Kingston would respond to a sudden new massive blip on his screen."
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:21 No.13762256
    Kerrigan is right, we're overthinking this, her plan is decent.

    (Still voting for 3 small zerg hives on 3 terran rim worlds beign burned though)
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:21 No.13762261
    Inform Labbrate that one of the weaknesses of our current cloaked forces is that they have a limited usage time; their energy cells will eventually run out and they can be detected.
    The Protoss Observer can remain cloaked indefinitely, and that makes it a very valuable scouting tool for the Protoss. We want a similar capacity.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:22 No.13762282

    I think Kerrigan was suggesting that we NOT carry psi-emitters on the Protoss glassing fleet. Remember, psi-emitters emit a distinctly Zerg psionic signature which the Terrans can detect with their psi-compass.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:23 No.13762285
    Overlord can't cloak indefinately, this dropship should be able to.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:23 No.13762289
    "That was the plan to begin with, Cerebrate. You're proposing that we add in the blip as a fleet of Protoss ships, which might lead the enemy to believe that that fleet was, say, run by a Cerebrate that has been building Protoss carriers on orbital platforms to trick the Terrans into thinking the Protoss are glassing their worlds?"
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:23 No.13762290
    Why have keep Zerg and machine separate when you can cram them together?
    Oh, and see if the Overlord we cram in there can grow projectile spikes. That will be helpful. For things.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:25 No.13762316
    Thanks a lot TUCAMP, now Kerrigan thinks we're a moron rather than just unbalanced
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:26 No.13762324
    Which was why I said have the terrans see them go through a nebula, or get hit by a pulsar, or some other thing so that there is a reason that there would suddenly be a reason that some protoss ships now show up on the thing. Or we just ensure that when we glass a planet that the terrans recover a partial starmap that has shakuras on it listed as an important protoss world.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:27 No.13762328
    Labbrate suggests that most of our problems with scouting involve the fact that a ship can't arrive in a system already cloaked, not that the cloaking device has a time limit...

    (Kerrigan's saying "Keep it simple: Send the Emitters now. No frills, no prelude, no complicated infest-burn frame-up. Just go." Just FYI)

    (Infinite cloak overlord with magical spike weapons? No.)
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:27 No.13762334

    It's too cold and late for this intricate planning stuff.

    Let's just go with the her (and apparently the default) plan of patrolling around Shakuras with a Carrier carrying a sizeable amount of Psi-Emitters. Or whichever the default plan that she was proposing if I am being stupid and groggy again.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:27 No.13762341
    If we can stick an overlords brain and sensory organs on there our cyborg may also be capable of using the psi lash as well.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:31 No.13762367
    Don't worry I can fix this.
    "Yes, well you know how it is. Come up with a plan then try to make it better, and as a result you only manage to waste time and over complicate things and ultimately just go with something simple. I would get more done, but I often find myself trying to make things more complicated, or wavering between sever choices, or going onto a tangent about strapping missile launchers to ultralisks and other things that baffle Nargil. Actually, I'm pretty sure you don't do that last bit, but you understand how it is."
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:32 No.13762371
    Your plan would, as Kerrigan pointed out, give Kingston the idea that we are now able to replicate some Protoss technology.
    The simple plan only let's him know that his Psi Compass can't be relied upon, which is something that he might already suspect, since we captured his scouting freighters.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:33 No.13762379
    Even if we don't use the burn rim worlds plan I still want to infest some. Not aggressively though, we'll start a few small hives and then see if we can work out a deal with VoidGate to smuggle some of his terminators on planet so they can infiltrate the colony. Then even if our small hive is destroyed we've still done damage to the Terrans
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:34 No.13762387
    Carriers to Shakuras it is then. It's 3 votes if we include Kerri.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:35 No.13762395
    Kerrigan is much closer to the situation than we are and has been informed of our assets. Go with her plan, and give her operational command if something unexpected happens.

    And stop saying idiotic things to her, sis is a prickly one.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:35 No.13762397

    No she doesn't understand any of that. We established that she doesn't think like us when we found her the first time.



    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:37 No.13762414
    But I like chatting with our little sister, we don't talk enough. Since dad died *sniff* the family has fallen apart. *cries*
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:38 No.13762421
    >Now Kerrigan thinks we're crazy
    >I can fix this
    >Babble aimlessly, end with strapping missiles to ultralisks


    (Coincidentally, I'm opening official voting. First plan to three goes.)

    Kerrigan's just fucking go plan: 0
    Burn some colonies first plan: 0
    Infest those colonies first plan: 0
    And have the ships burning them carry the Emitters plan: 0
    Screw Shakuras, let's just trap Xenta plan: 0

    Begin voting.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:40 No.13762439
    But what about a infinite cloak cyborg overlord with psi-lash capabilities?

    And honestly I don't see why Labrate would be confused by our desire to experiment with stick zerg and tech together. It's kind of been our thing since the beginning of the quest.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:40 No.13762449
    The reason I added that last bit was to address the "she thinks we're a moron" bit, clearly we're just very eccentric, also I'm bored and just want to sic Kingston on Shakuras.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:41 No.13762465

    Kerrigan plan.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:42 No.13762466
    Vote for Sis
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:43 No.13762478
    Maybe we should remind him that he's part supply depot?
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:43 No.13762479
    1 vote Kerrigan.

    But infest some rim colonies anyways, and find out if voidgate would be open to us smuggleing some of his terminator infiltrators on to whatever colony we choose. It'd be nice to get an idea of how those operate in the field.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:43 No.13762482
    Kerrigan's got two votes. If you support another plan, you still has tiems.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:43 No.13762484
    Kerrigan knows what she's doing. And if she doesn't, at least we'll be able to blame a fuck-up on someone else for once.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:44 No.13762489
    Oh, never mind on that hasing tiems thing.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:45 No.13762502
    Three for the plan made an hour an a half ago. Never change Zerg Quest.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:45 No.13762503

    Honestly, we must seem like some sort of mish-mash of a gorillion different personalities mashed together in one schizophrenic pile of psionic brainmatter whenever we speak to her. We're concise and to the point in one conversation, then jumping all over the place with grandiose plans of incineration and protoss attacks and Mad-catalisks MK IIs. Who can occasionally hammer out great plans and somehow guide a ragtag team of Cerebrates to working out huge technological leaps and making unlikely partners in our huge Zergquest thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:45 No.13762504
    Go with Kerrigan's plan.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:46 No.13762514
    It would have gone faster if you hadn't opening your big mouth and started babbling like an idiot.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:48 No.13762536
    hasing tiems thing?
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:50 No.13762556
    If I hadn't opened my big mouth and started babbling we'd still be talking about taping for some bizarre reason Xenta.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:50 No.13762563
    *shrug* It'll make the queen bitch happy.

    How long for the damn dropship observer?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:51 No.13762568
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    We send one of our carriers to Besilus, where Labbrate has the Emitters. We load a gentlemanly five of them into the hold, next to the single nuclear missile it is already carrying. After a few minutes, Kerrigan relays the Conclave authorization code to us. We activate the Emitters before jumping.

    When the ship arrives at Shakuras, we transmit our code. There is a tense moment while the Dark Templar's carriers surround us, before relief comes as the code is accepted. It appears Kerrigan has not failed us.

    Now, we wait. An hour passes. Two.

    News reports start coming in over the Terran satellites that Supreme Chancellor Kingston has announced that the Terran military is performing an important strategic strike against the very heart of the Zerg.

    Film reels roll of hundreds of ships gathering, with majestic shots of the battlecruisers and displays of piloting bravado from the wraiths. They begin their jump.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:52 No.13762586

    Young synapses, you will behave yourselves or I will start counting to Sklorgle.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:54 No.13762607
    Personally, I think Kerrigan's desire to get rid of the dark templar before we have discovered how they do their psi cloak thing and replicated it in zerg units is shortsighted at best, but oh well. Time for the zerg swarms to hit Terran space hard while the bulk of their fleet is away.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:55 No.13762631
    I remember my first post in this quest. I was the first person to warn about the UED, then a thread or two later the psidisruptor came on, but I digress.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)00:56 No.13762640
    No doubt pre recorded footage.

    If it's not, I'm really going to regret not putting the emmiters next to the event horizon of a black hole.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:57 No.13762647
    If you mean wait until the outcome of this battle is determined then yes.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)00:58 No.13762682
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    We wait, hoping against hope that our plan has worked. Kingston WAS talking about this strike before we activated the Emitters, and it is possible that he had already set an attack on Xenta into motion. We may have just confirmed his suspicions. This could be very bad...

    The battle fleet arrives in massive waves, the might of the Confederacy blotting out entire sections of the sky. Kingston's forces are substantially more numerous than we had anticipated, and there are plenty of the valkyrie gunboats we saw before. Apparently, they are in mass production.

    The Protoss battlenet erupts. Scouts spew up from the surface, as well as several landed carriers. The five in orbit take up a defensive position as warp signatures indicate observer drones running for help. Our carrier's comm system is nearly overloaded with orders from the Dark Templar authorities to assume battle stations immediately.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)00:58 No.13762683
    I'll laugh so hard if he shows up at Xenta.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)01:01 No.13762710
    So, what's Conclave procedure for this? Run? I think leave the Fallen Ones to their fate seems like the Conclave, and it will tickoff the Dark Templar like Kerrigan said way back in the thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:03 No.13762729
    Have our Carrier assume battle formation near the rear of the Dark Templar defense fleet.
    We don't want to tip our hand that this Carrier is the reason for the Terran's arrival.

    When the opportunity presents itself, however, we should have the Carrier and its escort warp out, leaving the Dark Templar cursing the Conclave's cowardice.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:05 No.13762761
    Make sure our carrier deactivates the psi emitters before it runs though.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)01:07 No.13762797
    It's not cowardice. The Conclave has no duty to those who reject the teachings of the Khala. Before we have the carrier warp out (besides turning off the emitters) we need to insult the dark templar in a manner consistent with conclave hardliners, maybe.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)01:10 No.13762826
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    (I considered it, but you guys seriously surprised me with the Shakuras plan. Like I've always said, if you come up with a plan that would work and get it going, I'm not going to screw you out of it. You just usually, you know, don't.)


    Carriers, scouts, and arbiters begin to arrive immediately, most bearing the marks of the Dark Templar faction, though there are some Conclave ships. There is a pregnant pause as the ships fly toward one another, each side absolutely dumbfounded at the other's presence.

    This moment ends as a scout warps directly into the Terran lines and immediately opens fire, destroying a dropship. All hell breaks loose.

    Kerrigan's presence in our mind is lost as she becomes embroiled in whatever she's doing, and we warp our carrier away conspicuously. A moment later, our prototype Dropship Observer enters the system, and we can watch again.

    The Protoss forces have the advantage of knowing the system, and technological superiority, but the Terrans are the clear winner in sheer numbers. The fighters duke it out alone while the larger ships approach, and then it becomes hard to keep track. The Terran forces drop in and out of cloak, as do Protoss near an arbiter, but the valkries appear to be detector units, and the Protoss clearly have several observers in the fight.

    After nearly three hours, the Protoss fleet is in retreat. The Terrans interdict the planet as ten modified valkyries enter the system. A quick scan reveals that they are each carrying a small nuclear arsenal. They take up positions in orbit over population centers and begin their bombardment.

    Kingston has destroyed Shakuras.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:11 No.13762829
    In hindsight, we probably should have asked Kerrigan what the conclave hardliners have been spouting recently.
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)01:13 No.13762848
    Something I just noticed, no shots have been fired yet. We shout take a potshot at the terrans, then leave. That will royal pissoff the Dark Templar.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:14 No.13762866
    To be fair, we DO kind of come off as her well-meaning but ultimately somewhat bumbling sibling.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:15 No.13762867
    Do we have the numbers to take the remains of kingstons fleet over shakuras?
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:15 No.13762872
    Good thing to know; Valkyries are also detectors now; we should think of producing an equivalent unit of some kind, an aerospace superiority Zerg.

    Also, we need more nukes.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)01:15 No.13762875
    (Addendum: The carrier deactivated the Emitters before jumping away. Just good sense. Should have said. Thanks for reminding me)
    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)01:16 No.13762883
    Nuclear Valkyries! Shit Kingston is getting scary, and really angry. Took us... a lot of threads, but we finally got the terrans to attack the protoss.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)01:17 No.13762895

    Archive's hot and ready for your votes. Be the first to say, "Cerebrate Anon makes me feel kinda funny in a good way!"

    I did not see this coming, to be honest. Other things were in motion.
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    >> TUCAMP 02/03/11(Thu)01:20 No.13762919
    Cerebrate Anon makes me feel kinda funny in a good way!

    Yeah I kinda got that impression when you said
    >(Wow. That'd be a hell of a coup)
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    /tg/ is slow and quest threads take a while to reach page 15. Please keep this picture for awhile.
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    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:22 No.13762938

    I think our next move is to buy the Protoss time to regroup and prepare a strike against the Terrans. Since the main Terran battlefleet is now somewhat damaged, a major assault against one or more of the Terran core worlds should have a decent chance of success- or at least prevent the Terrans from following up their assault against the Protoss at the moment.

    While that assault is ongoing with Zerg assets, we use our Protoss assets to start jumping into every rim world that we can find and systematically start frying them. Reinforcements won't be able to come, because they'll be flooding towards the Zerg onslaught- we should be able to glass several worlds before the Terrans can stop us, drawing the battle lines even more firmly than we already have.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)01:24 No.13762950
    Next week, youngling. Next week.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:24 No.13762951
    Next thread is gonna be real interesting. I have a lot of little things I want to suggest. I just need to get there when the quest starts or I'll get caught up in the arguing over courses of action and forget.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)01:25 No.13762962
    Probably won't be a lot of "let's upgrade this thing" next week. I believe, and this is just a feeling mind you, that shit may have definitively gotten real.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:26 No.13762964
    Sounds like a good plan. The Terrans will chalk the Protoss attacks up to retaliation for the destruction of Shakuras.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:27 No.13762971

    While we've completely obliterated most of the Dark Templar there are ever in the universe and stirred up a ton of internal strife within the Protoss political structure...

    Is anyone else really really worried over the pure strength of arms that Kingston is capable of mustering? While he's sure to have taken substantial losses against the Protoss, he was basically able to take his victory fleet and totally steamroll the Dark Templar fleet. It's like a 3-player FFA and we've been examining the new Zerg tech tree and we're spying on our Protoss neighbor's base, and discover that it's being steamrolled by 200 supply's worth of Battlecruisers.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:28 No.13762978
    There's a good in-character reason for this: The Overmind crafted us to be creative, to come up with and try new things. That impulse is our major drive, the thing that dominates our thinking. This comes with a rather obvious set of weaknesses- difficulty with anything mundane or uninteresting, an attention span measured mostly by how cool something is, a tendency to throw resources towards impractical but fascinating things.

    All the Overmind's cerebrates are hyper-specialized, all but unable to operate outside their personal niches but savant geniuses within them. If anything, it's a goddamn miracle that we're able to run the Swarm as well as we do; I attribute most of our success to our habit of handing off work to our servant cerebrates at every opportunity.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:35 No.13763037
    We could have done this too. Kingston has mobilized all terran assets for the war machine.

    Of all the planets under our personal control, very few are at war production levels, despite my best efforts. Frankly I'm shocked I managed to get Salem put in charge of Olsen II to ramp up the mining. You guys just don't take this seriously enough, Zerg produce units FAST. If we turned all our planets to war production we would outproduce Kingston by far.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 02/03/11(Thu)01:40 No.13763074
    You're right. They do produce fast, and weeks to ourselves over twenty or thirty worlds might be enough to annihilate everything against us ever. In canon or game mechanics.

    I've slowed us way the shit down, because otherwise the Quest would've ended ages ago with us one-shotting the universe. And isn't this more fun?

    Also, the numbers for the full Swarm in canon are bafflingly small. Probably just a "Blizzard didn't do the math" thing again, but still.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:40 No.13763075
    I hope Kerrigan was able to get off Shakuras before it blew up.

    I'd be sad if she didn't. She's the straight-girl to our comedy.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:43 No.13763097
    Considering that she was pretty much the only one on Shakuras to know what was coming, I think it's a safe call that she got away.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:48 No.13763136
    And she's...Kerrigan.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:49 No.13763144
    Suggestion for next thread:

    When the Protoss retaliate and tie up Kingston's and their fleet in battle, we go around the back and nom as many terran worlds as possible.

    It'll break Kingston as a threat, and insult the protoss that we are more concerned about the terrans than about them.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)01:51 No.13763162
    I believe her overlord is still with us, she will likely get in touch when she's safe.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)02:00 No.13763227
    Only took 29 threads, but we've finally gotten Kingston off our backs.
    >> Anonymous 02/03/11(Thu)02:10 No.13763296
    Whoa, whoa, whoa.

    It's a bit early to say something like THAT.

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