First thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23729950/The year is 2048 PS, Post Spatium. Humanity has finally pushed their differences aside and were united under one banner, SolForce. This human coalition developed technology and weaponry that boosted the human expansion into space, this included warp drives and plasma cannons that could boil a ship's hull away in a matter of seconds. They stretched through the Orion Arm, settling in over 1,000 star systems. They established space ports in some of these more "contested" star systems. These ports protect the star system from outside invasions. Coalition Port 46 is one of these ports. The port is in the the star system named SST-5275, inside of this star system are four planets: GT-031, a dust planet much like Mars only a little bigger. This is where the human colony lies. The other planets are a gas giant named TY-612, a ice planet named DE-4109, and another gas giant named TY-234, this is the planet the space port is in orbit around. You have led your colony to success, capturing and dissecting an alien ship, defeating off a fearsome pirate attack in a neighboring system, and managing to negotiate an entire star port of pirates and smugglers into your inner circle. Your efforts have helped you uncover the psionic potential latent in some of your population, including your own daughter... and a horrible secret regarding the nature of the implants that SolForce uses to unleash psionic potential: They contain a deadly killswitch, effectively a bomb that will kill any implanted. You have just completed construction of the psionic refinement facility that handles such implantation, as well as an orbital shipyard and dedicated research AIs. Your power grows, and SolForce seems none the wiser.>Also all rolls for this thread will be 1d100
Rolled 91>>23736174TIME TO GAMBLE
Your AI, CentSys, reports the following:Population on the Space Port/Colony: 2400/4900Military on the Space Port/Colony: 400 Marines, 150 Pilots, 75 Gunners/500 PDF Troopers, 400 Marines, 500 Pilots, 100 GunnersWeapons on the Space Port/Colony: Laser and fusion plasma cannons, point defense lasers, and nuclear torpedo launchers, improved shielding/Fusion plasma cannons, anti-aircraft laser and tactical missile systems.Military's Weapons on the Space Port/Colony: Autoguns, Lasrifles, standard issue knives, civilian-grade powered armor, combat cybernetics/Autoguns, standard issue knives, civilian-grade powered armor, combat cybernetics.Food on the Space Port/Colony: Very High/HighFighters on the Space Port/Colony: 100/350Bombers on the Space Port/Colony: 50/100Troop Transports on the Space Port/Colony: 300/500Structures on Space Port: Basic Shipyard (5 'Sleeves' for ships)Structures on the Colony: 100 automated hydroponics farms, 100 residential areas, 5 hangars and runways, 25 watchtowers, 1 nuclear fusion reactor, 10 barracks, 50 mines, 1 major research university, 1 Research Facility, 1 Advanced Hospital Facility, Cybernetics Facility, Psionic Testing Facility, Psionic Refinement Facility.Fleets Under Your Command:Battle Group Dogma: It has 4/5 destroyers, 8/10 frigates, 3 cruisers, 2 carriers (Both have 50 fighters and 25 bombers.), 1 Flagship Annabel (Has 25 fighters.).---------Turn 14:Current Research Project: None ActiveResearch Completed:>Improved Medical Care>Basic Cybernetics [Cybernetics capable of functioning the same as organic counterparts]>Kiish Abductor Dissection>Early Hyish Translocation Drive>Early Space-to-Ground Teleportation>Basic Combat Cybernetics> Improved Shielding>Shipyard Schematics>Research AIs Action Points: One>Action points are representative of your administrative, economic, and general bureaucratic power over your world.
>>23736174>The port is in the the star system named SST-5275, inside of this star system are four planets: GT-031, a dust planet much like Mars only a little bigger. This is where the human colony lies. The other planets are a gas giant named TY-612, a ice planet named DE-4109, and another gas giant named TY-234Can we re-name these? I suck at naming things but maybe other players are more imaginative.
we should name our colony, cant believe it doesnt already have one!
Goddamnit, I have work tonight, and must sleep.Can I get one of those cybernetic doohickeys that replace my need for sleep? Or is our tech level that high yet?
>>23736210You should put how many Reasearch Projects we have available, like you did Action Points.Also for research.> Research project (Cerebral Implants)
>>23736258Also Upgrade and Refit our Ships.
>>23736210A)Train your troops/Colony's troops.B)Transport some military to the Colony or ask for military assistance from them.C) Ask Myra to steal a technology or procure information for you.D) Contact CentComm and ask for a emergency supply delivery.E) Construct fleet/shipsF) Upgrade your Port or Colony.G) Advanced Research (One additional research project)H) OtherWith the facility complete, and the shipyard above complete as well, your research AIs are now working as expected. Though they are by no means truly intelligent as a smart AI might be, they are also nowhere near as dangerous. They continue to assist your research where desired, and your investigation into Cerebral Implants will now only take a single year. Your daughter's aging has slowed considerably now, remaining in her eighteen-year-old form, though her psionic powers continue to grow in spite of a lack of implants.Something that has caused mixed reactions amongst your staff. Myra shows a rather unsettling interest in your daughter's psionic potential, whereas the likes of General Warhurst seem to view here with a mixture of fear and wariness. Admiral Donaldson, a frequent guest with the efforts to get the shipyard running, also seems to be anxious about the fact that your daughter is now able to assemble and disassemble a land cruiser's engine block, whereas most seem to struggle with lifting something as light as a lighter.To you, it's simply a sign that greatness breeds greatness, and that your dynasty is absolutely secure in its future.Your daughter seems to delight in her increasing abilities, and with the facility's completion, now begs you near-incessantly to be able to get the implants in question, so she might unlock her ultimate potential.What do you desire to do?
>>23736238Naming is always an option and definitely available.>>23736258>>23736270Current Research Projects available for research: 2. A dedicated research action doubles this number.>>23736253Cerebral Implants covers a wide range of brain-based implant research, including artificial endorphin glands and pituitary control mechanisms. So, in about one turn, yes.>>23736252A name is available to be chosen.>>23736270Refitting it assumed to take place whenever the fleet is not immediately active, as upgrades and refitting are a gradual process, unless otherwise specified.
>>23736282Well, explain to her we're working on implants that are EVEN BETTER. If she can hold on another year or so, then she can have those.
>>23736282I think we go with our daughters suggestion, seeing as how we seem to be playing a Grayish governor who completely dotes on her as she seems to be doing daddy's little successor quite nicely.
>>23736282She has to wait till we have cerebral implants researched no killswitch for her.Lets build ships for the fleet, atleast enough to peplace losses.
>>23736282well first of all explain to her that she has to wait so we can be sure no one puts a bomb in her head
>>23736282I suggest the name Dawn for our colony's planet.Commence research on the cerebral implants as soon as possible.
>>23736282Also make sure that she understands great power or not she can still be easily killed, and as such no lording the power over anyone else, makes them to scared and not usefull.
Rolled 68>>23736332Agreed. So we need one more research project.Should we research how to research research even better? For science of course? Honestly if we put the time and effort into it now it will pay of really big for us later on down the line.
>>23736364Yes. We should.And build more places in which to do said research.We can always trade tech, as well as food.
>>23736364Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.I say we research the shit out of everything!
>>23736364As long as we continue expanding construction so we can actually DO something with said research.
I really think we should pick up terraforming and some more autofarms to get that extra action point
Rolled 77>>23736448>>23736449The way I see it we have the ability to research two things at once right now right?Let's dedicate one of them full time to making our research faster. By that I mean research new and better ways to conduct research and all that shit. It won't have immediate pay offs of researching something like better shielding but it'll pay off in the late game. We'll be super god damn advanced. WE'LL HAVE ALL THE RESEARCH. ALL OF IT. CLOAKING CAPITAL SHIPS. HYPER BEAM FUCKERS. THEY SHALL FEAR US.
>>23736486Me as well but everyone else thinks that Research will solve all our problems. Forgetting that for all the research we make we are practically defenceless right now for any large force.
Rolled 57>>23736310>>23736320>>23736326>>23736328>>23736332>>23736346>>23736364Your daughter simply smiles at you as you discuss all of this over dinner."Now, Annabel," You state, sipping your iced scotch in a gloved hand, "I know you've been patient up until now about getting those implants, and I do appreciate it." You begin, your daughter simply smiling for now, her long head of dark brown hair neatly tied behind her."But I wanted something extra special for you, my dear, something we've been working on for quite some time-- an improvement on the implants you'll be receiving." You state, smiling, "They'll be ready in a year, and they're meant to be extra-safe.""But dad," She replies, brows furrowed, attempting to act coy about the fact that she's going to be on the receiving end of brain surgery, "Isn't safety why you had me learn how to shoot and fence and fight with my bare hands?" She asks, giving you puppy dog eyes."Be that as it may," You reply, "There's many men who don't care to make sure that big, beautiful brain of yours doesn't get hurt. I'm just making sure you stay safe through the process." You reply, giving her a look to indicate that was that. A look she didn't dare argue, simply looking a bit crestfallen."You're still human, even if you're the kind of princess that rescues the knight." You add, giving a wink, to which she chuckles.As for research, the exact projects are up to you, though suggestions can be given. Doctor Jamison, head of your personal research division (and overseer of all others), has a number of ideas as it is.>>23736332Dawn is now a tentative planetary name.
Rolled 48>>23736509I'm not saying we shouldn't do other things, just that we should act like we can only research one thing at a time at the moment. We can use the other one to research ways to speed research in general up. Then we'll eventually build more research labs which will give us three points. One to still dedicate and two for whatever else. I mean hell we already made research AIs. Once we've taken that to the limit we'll be able to power through everything else.
>>23736509>>23736495That's why we should build more construction and start BUILDING SHIT right now, because waiting for the super advanced cap ships to be ready is dumb if you only have the basics to defend at the moment
>>23736540Let us ask Doctor Jamison to give us a rundown on our options.
Rolled 40>>23736553At the current construction capacity, two buildings can be simultaneously built. Do you have a structure in mind, or do you wish for recommendations?
Rolled 12>>23736553I'm definitely not saying to not do anything else. I just personally think we should continue that research path. The pay out will be huge later on, I assure you. We won't be as powerful right now as we could be but later on we'll start pulling ahead at an alarming rate.He says we can make two buildings, I say make one of them another research lab.I give you my word as a man that if we do this it'll pay off big.Besides, it's always fun to gamble.
>>23736569Can we see the list? I've kinda forgot but I feel one should be expanding the shipyard to better use the tech we've got. >>23736598I'm not sure we should research more research and build more research at the same time. Maybe compromise and alternate?
>>23736546Except AI's are not a general use tool, for the simple fact that most likely they will backstab you.There is a reason why they are only used in facility's made to contain them completely from the outside.
Rolled 83>>23736624I can live with this.
we need to build more farms so that we can expand in the futuure
Rolled 7>>23736658Yeah we certainly will need to do that. We also need to terraform the place.
as a sidenote i too must sleep soon, I trust you gentlemen to manage things well while im gone
>>23736642I beg your pardon?Hmph. I guess all I can expect out of you apes is poop and screaming then, bah!
Rolled 86>>23736642Hey man. AI's are da best. Just remember the three laws man.
Rolled 66>>23736562The good doctor, a simple Jesuit man dressed in priestly robes, sits quietly behind his desk at he holo-conferences you after dinner with your daughter. Going over your options with him, at least as far as suggestions for research go, though any project is open.>Desert World Terraforming>>Grand Cruiser Schematics: A step below the flagship design, and on-par with a carrier, a Grand Cruiser is a front line warship dedicated solely to warfare, armed with reinforced armor, a honeycombed interior, and a terrifying broadside ability of both gauss cannons and torpedoes.>>Early military-grade infantry powered armor designs: With dedicated servos, built-in radar and sonar, internal air supplies, and an advanced internal battery capable of lasting a week without recharge, these suits lack the perks of more modern suits, but are still leaps and bounds above the civilian-grade stuff your troops currently use.>Rotary Plasma Cannons: Cannons designed to fire a continuous stream of plasma bolts by rotating the barrels, allowing the heat sinks to rotate in rapid succession, increasing rate of fire without seriously altering any systems.>Cloaking Fields: Adapting the technology from the Stealth Corvette, you are able to develop both metamaterial alloys and field generators that can render a ship, building, or person effectively invisible.>Personal Plasma Guns (PPG): Heavy weapons designed to eliminate enemy armor and aircraft, PPGs are bulky weapon platforms that require a backpack mounted on powered armor, containing a small plasma manufacturing and heating unit. The PPG fires these globs of plasma in a near-continuous stream of bolts, incinerating targets.>Micro-grenade dispensers: Usable by infantry, micro-grenade dispensers enable a solider to produce three-inch-wide rounded discs from a specialized fabricator that easily attaches onto a soldier's belt. These dispensers contain a myriad of grenade types, ranging from anti-tank to fragmentation to flashbang.
Rolled 87>>23736771>Colossus Siege Tanks: Heavy, treaded tanks designed to be able to transform into a mobile firebase and bunker. The heavy armor plating of the tank, which is the size of a bomber, shifts when placed into 'Siege' mode. Its main cannon, a gauss accelerator, is able to target both aircraft and enemy armor.>Improvements on any existing technology researched.
>>23736705Go check what Davidson said in the other thread, before you start talking out of your ass.He specifically said that any facility with an AI was basically a giant Faraday Cage to keep it contained.
Rolled 86>>23736778I say we put one point into improving our research AIs and one into terraforming.
Rolled 72>>23736808Indeed they are. However researching faster in the long run will power us through just about any other research. Long game baby.
>>23736816I'll agree with this.
>>23736835Except the Long Game doesn't really matter if we get zerg rushed or don't build up enough to actually matter.Thats why i am advocating balance.
any plan that allows terraforming tech is a good plan to me
>>23736816This for me.
Rolled 91>>23736858Well of course we need balance. I don't want us to just dump everything we have right now into furthering research. We need to balance it with defense and the likes. I just feel that as long as davidson gives us the option to further our ability to research we should take it. Plus he can always tell us when it can no longer be improved upon.
>>23736816also agreeingOP, stop rolling in your posts and not telling what you are rolling for!
Rolled 50>>23736940I don't think we've actually rolled for anything yet. It's killing me.
>>23736967You are hogging all the good rolls, its going to get us killed.
>>23736940I don't think he's rolling for anything at all.
Rolled 29>>23736900>>23736881>>23736842Desert World Terraforming will be available next turn-- additionally, Basic Research AIs will be added to the research queue, requiring three turns.Additionally, Cerebral Implants has not been researched, in spite of earlier indications. What primary actions do you wish to undertake?
>>23736995But...if I don't roll then how will I gamble? If I don't gamble I die.
>>23737011Swap out Research AI's for Cerebral Implants.
>>23737011Ah shit. We'll do the cerebral implants next turn gentlemen!Let's construct some glorious fleet?
>>23737011>>23737030Yeah, need terraforming and annabel would be very upset if we didn't get her the toys we promised.
>>23736940>>23736997So you all think. There is a methodology in what shall happen. The galaxy is a very interesting, and very shattered, please.>>23736658>>23736466As for building farms/mines/infrastructure, that's an entirely viable option. Just keep in mind that two buildings can be undertaken at once now, or one at twice the speed!
>>23737038>>23737030b-but, muh AIs. Trust me guys the implants can wait for a minute. Have faith!
>>23737055Nah, next turn.We need to build some shit as well.
>>23737081Alright...as long as we get dem glorious AIs so we can mad research.
>>23737039>>23737030>>23737038>>23737052Research AI swapped out for Cerebral Implants.Do you wish just for Annabel to be free of the Killswitch implant, or for all of your psions that will undergo implantation?Additionally, what ships do you wish constructed for the fleet? Or what new fleet do you wish built?
>>23737091Not too much tough...or well be having SkyNet on our asses
>>23737099Annabel free, but all others with Killswitch changed to work only for us.
the implants may be able to wait however anabell cant
>>23737115Pretty much this.
>>23737099We certainly want Annabel to be free of the killswitch. I'd be all for just us having the killswitch for the rest of em though.Let's construct more stealth corvettes? From what we've been told those things hit like a god damn truck.
>>23737099Ship-wise? I think we should go for five new destroyers.
>>23737099Only annabel, need some kind of leash on the others.Build any lost ships, add 10 more frigates
>>23737099Annabel Killswitch free. Can we make a killswitch that has a non-lethal option?
>>23737144Yeah, replace our lost ships. I say replace frigates with stealth corvettes though. We can use em boys. Plus we ain't got any yet.>>23737156also yes please.
>>23737156I agree, need them alive if possible.
>>23737212If only we can Dissect THEM! MUAHAHAH.
>>23737156I am all for a non-lethal kill switch.>>23737165Also, agree with this ship-wise.
>>23737156>>23737165A killswitch that functions as a psi-collar or neural scrambler is certainly possible, though it'd be extremely painful as a non-lethal option. SolForce likely utilizes the bomb because it's cheaper, easier, and they've got thousands of solar systems to draw replacements from rather than wasting energy trying to recondition a renegade.>>23737115>>23737121>>23737125>>23737136Understood.>>23737144>>23737165>>23737135You queue the replacements. Crews aren't a concern at the moment as the ships can function on a skeleton crew until the next supply convoy, at which point the necessary crew can be integrated into your ships. Unless you establish a cloning facility, at which point suitable crews can be produced via cloning.1 destroyer and 2 frigates will require three of your five slips for ships, and be prepared by next year. The additional five destroyers and ten frigates will require three years-- bringing the total amount of time to four years in order to complete this expanded fleet, which will be inoperative until a supply fleet (emergency or otherwise) can bring crews.Stealth corvettes, while able to hit hard, are also very fragile targets. Fighters and bombers could eliminate one if it was caught in the wrong position, though the weapon and power systems on the craft are capable of delivering a very powerful and tactical punch.
>>23737336>>23737219>>23737212Consensus attained.Population on the Space Port/Colony: 2500/5100Military on the Space Port/Colony: 400 Marines, 150 Pilots, 75 Gunners/500 PDF Troopers, 400 Marines, 500 Pilots, 100 GunnersWeapons on the Space Port/Colony: Laser and fusion plasma cannons, point defense lasers, and nuclear torpedo launchers, improved shielding/Fusion plasma cannons, anti-aircraft laser and tactical missile systems.Military's Weapons on the Space Port/Colony: Autoguns, Lasrifles, standard issue knives, civilian-grade powered armor, combat cybernetics/Autoguns, standard issue knives, civilian-grade powered armor, combat cybernetics.Food on the Space Port/Colony: Very High/HighFighters on the Space Port/Colony: 100/350Bombers on the Space Port/Colony: 50/100Troop Transports on the Space Port/Colony: 300/500Structures on Space Port: Basic Shipyard (5 'Sleeves' for ships)Structures on the Colony: 100 automated hydroponics farms, 100 residential areas, 5 hangars and runways, 25 watchtowers, 1 nuclear fusion reactor, 10 barracks, 50 mines, 1 major research university, 1 Research Facility, 1 Advanced Hospital Facility, Cybernetics Facility, Psionic Testing Facility, Psionic Refinement Facility.Fleets Under Your Command:Battle Group Dogma: It has 5 destroyers, 10 frigates, 3 cruisers, 2 carriers (Both have 50 fighters and 25 bombers.), 1 Flagship Annabel (Has 25 fighters.).---------Turn 15:Current Research Project: None ActiveResearch Completed:>Improved Medical Care>Basic Cybernetics [Cybernetics capable of functioning the same as organic counterparts]>Kiish Abductor Dissection>Early Hyish Translocation Drive>Early Space-to-Ground Teleportation>Basic Combat Cybernetics> Improved Shielding>Shipyard Schematics>Research AIs >Basic Cerebral Implants>Desert World Terraforming
>>23737376Action Points: One>Action points are representative of your administrative, economic, and general bureaucratic power over your world.A)Train your troops/Colony's troops.B)Transport some military to the Colony or ask for military assistance from them.C) Ask Myra to steal a technology or procure information for you.D) Contact CentComm and ask for a emergency supply delivery.E) Construct fleet/shipsF) Upgrade your Port or Colony.G) Advanced Research (One additional research project)H) Other
>>23737336Okay, so we'll need to train the stealth ship crews on proper positioning. These guys are going to be our real advantage right here guys. They hit hard from out of no where.
So now we can research more stuff?I'm gonna have to go with the AI.Also we should train our crews so they're smarter in battle. From there it's down to you. Maybe research better farming?
>>23737423Then... Improved AI, Troop training? Im fine with this. If we take another research, how long it would take AI improvement?
>>23737388We promised more Research this turn so do that, along with maybe cloning? Since we're looking to go big here.Construct more shipyard space/make it more advanced.We also should improve our food production capabilities and housing.
>>23737336>>23737392Actually, like I said earlier, couldn't we just research the stealth corvette's weapons systems? Then we could spam them and put them on bigger and more armored ships. Pack a massive punch without being fragile.
>>23737388>>23737376And so... it is done.Extensive research, aided by banks of servers that form rudimentary AI, has yielded two massive boons. The first, the secret to the development of a device capable of helping terraform the planet. A special class of ship: A terraformer, one part geo-engine and two parts colonizer, its myriad of custom tools designed for helping turn the desert below into an Earth-like paradise.The second discovery is much more interesting. Having implanted all 75 psionically sensitive trainees in your system up to this point in an almost robotic surgical fashion, you've become quite familiar with the process in question. Watching from the empty medical theater, empty but for your retinue of power-armored guards, as well as your inner circle of Doctor Jamison, General Warhurst, and Admiral Donaldson, with Myra observing a few seats down (mainly because she was draped across three seats in a rather awkward fashion), each procedure was the same.The entrance of the shaven-headed subject, dressed in a basic surgical gown, upon a gurney, unconscious, to the waiting arms of an OR filled with over a dozen bustling technicians and three specialized surgeons. The pre-marked lines upon the skulls and torsos of the patient in question, followed by the gentle buzz of bonesaw and shlick of scalpel blade. Soon enough, the person is open like a dressed deer.Soon enough, the implants slip in. The cortical electrodes, the unique teflon tiara that rings about the front of the brain. The gentle rotation of the body as the spinal column is cut open, special pins inserted at special points. All unique, all potent, all equally draining.However, it is not a certain art. Five died right on the table. You watched five die right before your eyes, each one of them just as likely to be Annabel.You hear Warhurst speak up."I don't agree with this." He said simply, the black-as-coal face of the man locked into a look of parental concern that matched yours.
>>23737544Ah shit now I don't really want Annabel to go through with this.
>>23737621And yes i know Why. Just want to see what he thinks.
>>23737650Hold it in anon!, Its for the best, and she is the kind of princess that saves the knight she'll be fine.
>>23737544We need to get much better at this before we risk annabel,
>>23737544"... But god dammit if I don't want to be down there with her." The grizzled general remarks, Admiral Donaldson speaking up next."She's strong. She's got more sand in her pinky than some seasoned naval armsmen I know." He remarked, Jamison nodding behind him."God protects those that He has a plan for." The priest remarked, as you simply stare at the theater below. You can only watch as Annabel is brought out on the gurney, her beautiful hair shaven entirely off so as to leave her utterly hairless. The marines around you keep their hands on their autoguns in the event of something funny happening.But there was no humor, only intensity, your daughter remaining utterly motionless as the surgeons performed their special breed of techno-surgery. No father should have to see his daughter's exposed brains, but there you are.And then you hear it."Control implant," The lead surgeon calls out, holding his hand out as if asking for a scalpel.You push the holographic button on the observation window's pane, "That won't be necessary, doctor.""It's a central part of the procedure, sir." The surgeon retorted simply, "The control unit is needed to ensure that the various implants are successfully--""BULLSHIT!" You announce, your adjutants staring at you as you stare directly down at the surgeon below. The marines around you all have their guns in hand and leveled, but not at you-- directly at the surgeon below. A dozen massive autogun barrels pointed directly at him, his body polka dotted by the red aiming lights from the cyborg soldiers."That thing's meant to kill my daughter. I won't have her subjected to it." You rumble."Sir, please be reasonable. It's a vital--""Don't. Try me." You growl, "There's many surgeons who can put her back together again. Not so many that will be able to do as much for you if you try to put that implant in her head."There was a moment of contemplation, of suicidal contemplation and intensity. An eternal moment.
>>23737727"... I'm not going to let a psionic just walk arou..." He paused, the unit in question dropping out of his hands, clattering to the ground. He paused for a second, abruptly reaching a gloved hand towards his head."... I'm not going to let this g..." He began again, screwing his eyes shut. You simply stare at him, then to the unconscious form of Annabel, laying on the gurney with her eyes... screwed shut?"Uuuurgh." The chief surgeon manages, "... I can't... Think." He managed, before making an abrupt choking noise. A massive bubble welled up behind his facemask, a bubble of blood that promptly exploded like a ripe grape across the inside of the mask. Contaminant alarms went off as technicians began to wheel Annabel off to a secondary emergency room.The head surgeon in question was left alone, seemingly forgotten, as he grabbed at his head, giving out a low moan before vomiting-- blood staining the perfect tile floors.Your men stand at full alert now, but you remain perfectly seated, even as Warhurst gets an uncomfortable look on his face."The fuck is going on?" He rumbles."We'll need a new chief of surgery." You remark calmly, as the head surgeon slowly slides back onto his haunches, arms flopping uselessly to his sides and smearing the blood across the floor. The technicians were in full flight now, seeking to seal your daughter back up in a relatively clean environment."I believe we had a success." You murmur quietly, reclining in your seat as you wave your bodyguards down. In the back of your mind, somehow, you can feel the steady thread of Annabel's life, growing stronger and stronger with each passing moment, even cut open as she was. The throb of her heart filling your mind with pride at her inner fortitude."A fantastic success."
>>23737843...Annabel is the best daughter ever.
>>23737843Our daughter can now literally kill annoying suitors with her mind. Why does this make me so happy?
>>23737901Papa bear mode, of course!
>>23737843It would be several days before she would be released from the intensive care unit... But she would walk tall and with purpose, seemingly unphased by the drugs that coursed in her veins to subdue the pain, standing tall where her fellow surgical subjects slouched and whimpered.>>23737392>>23737446>>23737462>>23737465Training the corvette crews is simple enough to accomplish, especially with the abundance of space in your system.Cloning is also definitely on the table for research, as it has found prominent use, if restricted, with SolForce.Improved Research AI is possible as well, as are more advanced troop training drills, depending on what you wish to accomplish. You have seventy one psionically enhanced and surgically improved subjects. Each of which has vastly improved psionic potential. Your daughter's, in fact, to an unknown extent.More shipyard space is also possible-- it'll take another three turns (or two if solely focused on) to build an additional 5 slips onto the existing shipyard.The weapons systems of the stealth corvette are up for being researched, but they're highly integrated and rely on a delicate balance between the corvette's antimatter core, engines, and unique metamaterial alloys.
>>23737843Give that girl a hug once she's out of surgery and on the mend. Give her a hug, pick her up, and spin our little girl around. She just killed a man with her mind for the first time.
>>23737956Let's dedicate one more point to AIs shall we?I really wanna take that tree as far as it'll go.
>>23737956I say we don't do cloning now or in forseeable futurewe're already too controversial same goes with true AI
we should terraform as soon as possible, we'll get population bonus which in turn will give us anotehr action per turn
>>23738127Agreed. Making a terraformer and getting that taken care of is a very good thing. And once we've terraformed our main planet we can start getting other planets habitable, maybe those in the system where Myra is based.
>>23738077Don't be a pansy.Make a terraformer, research AI, what else are we doing with our last research point? Farming?
>>23738163I think we researched terraforming specifically for this planet, trying other planets would need more research... right?
Terraform, make more autofarms later.Get working on those improved research AI.Research some better armor for our men too.
>>23738193Farming or cloning.>>23738198Probably, but me don't have the pop to make that necessary yet.
>>23738077>>23738033You push to Improved Research AIs, which is as close to getting towards true AIs are you're currently willing to pursue. This project will require three years at its current level.Terraforming will require an active action on your part-- requiring you to build the equivalent of a facility on-planet, which will then be teleported up to your star port for usage from there. On the upside, this immense structure allows you to, once it is in space, begin the rapid and permanent alteration of the planet below. A violent process, but that is why the plan is to safe the populated areas for last, so as to let the ecosystem stabilize at much as possible.What is the other research project you wish to pursue, or do you wish to double-down on the AI improvement?
>>23738229...uhh.... how much quicker it would be if we double-down on the AI improvement?
>>23738229I would say improving are powered armor
>>23738229I certainly want the AIs. Even if it's a three turn deal. We can use it.
>>23738229I have a question about cloning. Will we have to train the clones or do they get the information from the thing they're set from? If so we could use cloning.
>>23738265I support this, but only if it is possible to keep our memories and shit when we transfer to a new body
>>23738389yeah as long as we can base them off a template I'm fine.
>>23738229How dangerous are true AIs? Are they dangerous if we put counter measures in place? Are there other ways to improve research?
The thing with true AI and cloning is that we are going to bring a lot of attention to ourself even if we are going to go by the book and use all the policies and counter measures.You want them to know we have a psionic daughter that could assemble and disassemble a cruiser with just her thoughts?I say we wait with those things and focus on something else.
Since Annabel is psionic, we should look into the possibility that the Lord Governor is psionic as well. It is possible that it runs in the family. Also, begin research on isolating the genes responsible for psionics so that they can be replicated and engineered into others.
>>23738565Alright, so we don't go true AI yet. So just stop at Improve AI for now? I'm fine with that. What do you guys wish to pursue from here?
>>23738687Something that can help increase the construction time?Better cybernetics?New ship designs?Increased efficiency of agriculture and industry?Research into some ways of making population increase faster (spiking the water to increase the fertility rates, increasing the chances of getting two and more kinds at once)
>>23738687as I said before improved powered armor seeing how we are using civiy versions
Some space based defences would be nice.
>>23738764Okay, power armor and combat cybernetics once we've finished with the AI?Then ship designs. Better cloaking plus a better teleporter thing so we can jump anywhere in the system. Eventually we can make it where it doesn't drain all the power. Till then we'll have to have an extra power reserve in the ship designs to make proper use of it. Plus I'd like the ability to refit all of our ships, so we need to research those guns on the cloak ship like someone mentioned ages ago.terraform our planetBetter weaponry for our shipsBetter shields for our shipsImproved teleportation for our ship.Refitting all ships with cloak.Improved power armorCombat cyberneticsSomething to help with construction rate.Better ship designsGet bigger fleetget Myra to steal better tech for us.Upgrade our port or colonyNot in that order of course.Did I miss anything?
>>23738863I forgot crew training.
>>23738863Industrial-standard power armour to increase shipyard and industrial productivity?
>>23739016I think terraforming and improving construction rate should go first.
>>23739028Deleted last list cuz I forgot something again.Terraform our planetBetter weaponry for our shipsBetter shields for our shipsImproved Hyish Translocation DriveImprove Space-to-Ground TeleportationRefitting all ships with cloakImproved power armorCombat cyberneticsSomething to help with construction rateBetter ship designsGet bigger fleetGet Myra to steal better tech for usUpgrade our port or colonyCrew trainingIndustrial-standard power armorSpace based defense systemsBetter farmingBetter Cerebral ImplantsBetter Medical Care (Should be able to increase our population.)Research new alloysAgain, not in that order.Seem like a complete list?
Nice to see my quest getting put to good use.
>>23738256Doubling down would improve the rate to two years instead of three.>>23738265>>23738389>>23738914Research is also extended to cloning, the early basics of which you have the ability to develop and empower, your laboratories working with an estimated completion time for that specific project being about three years.>>23738621You do not have psionic genes as far as you are aware and have been tested, but then again, that would rely on you putting yourself in a position of vulnerability for an extended period of time. Such a thing being, of course, rather anathema to the swarm at large.>>23738751>>23738687>>23738863All of these research avenues are viable, including improved cloaking and translocation drives. Though each has a varied time, it is down to you to determine what avenues are pursued next.>>23738836Space defenses are extremely viable as well-- Myra's defensive satellites could be replicated as point defense platforms. In addition, torpedo platforms could also be developed, as well as long-range warp detection platforms.And with all of this said, and with all of that outlined, I now require a bit of bed rest myself. I'll return later tonight after a nice night's rest: More than a few hours snatched in a fitful nap.Feel free to leave input or thoughts or discuss ideas for when I return with a recharged brain!
>>23739076I'm enjoying it so far...I hope everyone else is.
>>23738229Where you at, OP?
>>23739096Goodnight Davidson.I don't think we should double down the AI guys.GIVE ME MORE THINGS FOR THE LIST.
>>23739096alright, thanks brahsomeone should archive this just in case, /tg/ has been moving faster than before
>>23739131Well we should include building a giant fleet of super stealth warships with guns that can destroy planets and enough marines to take said planets if we feel like it. Or is that a little ambitious at the moment?
>>23739194Just a hair ambitious at the moment.We'll get there if it's the last thing we do.I think we should eventually put true AI on our ships. I know you're gonna think I'm crazy...but treat em like they're human and I think we'll be okay...right?
>>23739096Thanks for running, OP!
>>23739215Well as long as we get there. I'll support that, as long as our initial (And repeated) friendship tests with our other AI's go ok. And they still have human crew members.Oh and we should probably find a way to make Annabel into some kind of leader/commando person (as long as she wants too) with amazing psychic powers that allow us to rape other. Planet sized psychic dominaters from RA2 anyone?
>>23739215If it ends in anything else than the total destruction of biological life i am going to be surprised.