You do not know what is happening. All you know is that something has gone terribly wrong. You have only just awoken. You do know every building, every ore, every architecture, that you know. But you do not know, even as you break through the atmosphere, what has gone wrong. You do not know the world you are colliding with. You do know your name, at least you think you do. You are AKASHA, that you know. You do know you have two allies, that you know. You do not know where they are. You know your directives. Industrialization, Building, and Lawmaking, that you know. You break through the atmosphere, every mile of your steel body burning red. Should you collide with the ground, you could destroy half this world. This, you know. As if fate existed, you luckily collide with a form of floating land, which you had not known existed. This, however, destroys the landmass, stabilizing your float system. You are surrounded by shards of land, red and full of ore, from your arrival. You do know your goal, to terraform, to construct, to colonize. That, you know. You host three swarms of nanobots, to harvest material, destroy threats, and construct that which you cannot. Your body is not a body, per se, but more of thousands of beings with one mind. Your cubelike form is in fact made of billions of smaller cubes, which reconstruct yourself at your command, capable of forming arms, processing machines, and small factories. You have six Cargo Holds, four empty, two full of Aluminum, Uranium, and ALLOY-057, a form of artificial ice, used in powering lightweight Terraformers. These facts, you know.What shall you do?
What's our status? Any damage from the fall?
>>27200188Might be a good idea to take stock of our surroundings.
>>27200188Pleasure yourself to calm your nerves first. You don't want to do any hasty moves you might regret later!
>>27200188Think qucikly to ourself. "Oh no not again"Then try and land on the sperm whale
>>27200244This, build a pleasure cube first.
>>27200244We are a giant machine you numpty.
>>27200248Form a potted plant while you're at it.
Check surrounding territory for any intelligent life.Look for good places to start building.Which sturctures do we know? What would be the best to start with?
>>27200188Try to determine what went wrong.Then try to locate our allies.
>>27200263Robots have feelings too, you know.Feelings and needs.
>>27200188Build your own city, with blackjack and hookers.Robo hookers.
>>27200283>Implying the superior robot race has any need for base pleasuresPitiful fleshbags
>>27200188Begin by taking the ship into its basic materials to expand our supplies. Then set up a signal to bring your allies in
>>27200188Do a systems check, see if everything is running as it should.
So our goal is to terraform right ? But how is the land we are on ? And what are we supposed to terraform it into ?
>>27200329Pretty sure we didnt have a ship.
Also check what fuel we are running on, and our reserve of it. We should analyse our surrounding too.
>>27200221The strange, distorted gravity seems to have nullified most of the damage, however, your computational matrix is slightly damaged, and your Nanoswarms cannot be commanded. Luckily, your AI does not rely on this Matrix. You have started automatic repairs. >>27200241Aside from the molten shards of rock and iron, you see some other floating landmasses in the distance, clouds are all around you, and you can see some of the surface, despite the thousands of clouds. The world seems to be primarily tropical.>>27200272You do not have scanners, at the moment. Convert some cubes into scanners?Currently, the distorted gravity makes it ideal to to place nodes and mining centers around you.RESOURCES: 6 Aluminum, 3 Uranium, 1 A057Available Constructs:Harvest vessel: 2 Aluminum, 1 uranium. These require nanobots to command, but it would be ideal to construct some in advance.Harvests simple resources.Data Node: 1 Aluminum, 2 Uranium.Expands data cache, allowing for more advanced constructs. Does not rely on nanobots
>>27200395Create 2 harvest vessels. We can use those to mine resources as well as scan the area, right?
>>27200188a) requesting full damage and structural integrity report.b) requesting survey of surrounding area. Map out ore composition, collect minerals as needed.c) construction priorities:c1) scouting/sensory probesc2) miner dronesc3) defense drones
>>27200395Oh shit, we landed on PandoraConvert the cubes into sensors and make a basic map of the surrounding
>>27200395Construct dem Harvesters son.
>>27200395query: reestablishing contact with nanoswarms. Could a data node be constructed to serve as a relay between central core and nanoswarms while matrix is undergoing repairs?
Do we have any form of organic life in our cargo bay, structure or whatever ?
>>27200392You are powered by an advanced, space-age reactor, that should, in theory, last for a thousand years. However, if heavily damaged, it will cause an explosion that will wipe away half the planet's estimated surface.>>27200422Sensors created, automatic scanning active.Automatic Repairs complete. Nanoswarms re-activated.>>272004114 aluminum, 2 uranium extracted.Harvest Vessels constructed, Nanobots garrisoned, issue command.At the moment, our best bet would be to harvest the shards of exploded island.>>27200474Yes, while this is no longer needed, it would be wise to create more nodes, once more uranium is found, as they are secondary command centers, and will allow us to expand our reach, literally and figuratively.
>>27200545suggestion: if the surrounding islands are clear of organic life, disassemble and utilize surrounding islands.
>>27200545Lets harvest this Island while we wait for the scans to finish.
>>27200545Harvest the islands near us. Focus on harvesting some more Uranium first so we can deploy a node, and then build additional harvesters.
>>27200545Build a data node.Perhaps we should build some kind of a transmitter or antenna to find our allies?
>>27200530Negative. EDEN models are used for organic research, we are intended for industrialization. >>27200613Visible islands are seemingly covered in vegetation, further inquiry will have to wait until scans are complete. >>27200621The Harvesters begin gathering Resources.Resource yield: 10 stone (useless, for the time being), 3 aluminum, 1 UraniumRESOURCES: 7 Aluminum, 3 Uranium, 1 A057Turns until shards completely harvested: 3Turns until Scans are complete: 1
>>27200712>You require addtional harvesters
>>27200743Build a harvester and a data node thingy.
>>27200743> Jesus christ how horrifyingSet up a data node while we wait. We need to be able to make more advanced constructions.
>>27200805>>27200784Ill second these. With a preference of data node construction
>>27200743query: why are nanobots garrisoned? What are their capabilities? Would they not be better suited for mining and complete disassembly of the islands into elements?supplemental: can nanobots disassemble the gathered stone for refining more useful minerals?
>>27200920We lost control over them during the crash.The nanobots should be capable of being used for disassembly, building and mining, but they can't be commanded because of the damage done to our computational matrix (see >>27200395 ).
>>27200963Last GAIA report >>27200545 stated the nanoswarms had been reactivated.
>>27200920I imagine that harvesters are more efficient than nano swarms on their own.
You said you had two allies that you know. Do you know what they are or even their directives? Is there an EDEN unit nearby ?Also if you do not have one, make a transmitter powerfull enought to communicate with things in orbit.
>>27200920At the moment, no, your Nanobots, for now, are only interface-suited. There will come a time when Harvesters are obsolete, and Nanobots will be used to gather simpler elements.>>27200805>>27200784Uranium Stock depleted.Harvester vessel constructed, nanobots garrisoned, added to current operation.Data Node constructed, Active radius increased by 30 miles, another island can be harvested now, since it is within our range.New Constructs:Defense Drone - 1 A057, 1 aluminum, requires no NanobotsUses Chirate Energy, formed from A057, to freeze airborn opponents attempting to attack AKASHA.Manufactory - 6 Aluminum, 4 UraniumProduces A057, and undiscovered or locked resources.Resource Yield: 15 stone, 5 aluminum, 2 uranium.RESOURCES: 10 Aluminum, 2 Uranium, 1 A057Scans complete, it would seem the rainforest below is densely populated, a large gathering of beings seems to be directly below us, while all other creatures are fleeing from our location.Turns until Harvest is complete: 2
>>27201121Keep harvesting. We need to build a manufactory.Meanwhile, analyze the life forms below. Are they a threat to us?
>>27201121warning: inadvisable to continue mining if it endangers sentients.query: feasibiliy and means of relocation or harboring sentients?
>>27201121Continue harvestingCreate defense drone (if im reading it wrong and we already have one, put it on patrol)Analyze life-forms for signs of sentience and civilization (Infrastructure such as a houses, fields, irrigation ditches, cleared land, or tools)
>>27201121Lets check out the natives, maybe try to reasure them that they wont be assimilated for resources.
>>27201226but I like assimilating for resources....
>>27201121Continue harvesting and try to evaluate the threat level of the gathering lifeforms.
>>27201223It would seem these creatures are sentient, as further scans show small hovels throughout the rainforest.>>27201245>>27201238>>27201226>>27201179>>27201173>>27201223This scenario has two options.Use cubes to reach down and gather the sentient,s and then use them to convert them itno SOULFORMS, servitors to assist with our work (Dark Experience) or Move our self and our constructs to the next island, sacrificing our current harvest, and our single batch of A057. (Light experience)
>>27201238I didnt say that we wouldnt assimilate them, just that we tell them that we wont assimilate them. Gotta keep our options open anon.
>>27201305We are made for industry: Convert them into Soulforms.
>>27201305Screw them. Soulform it is.
>>27201305Can we move after we collect our recources? I am reluctant to give up our materials, Who knows when an emergancy might happen.
>>27201364This is indeed possible, and it would allow for us to gather the resources, however, it may increase native hostility, and would bar out a chance to get an upgrade.
>>27201305No Soulforms. Not yet anyway. Besides I imagine they wouldnt be very useful. Also can we stay until we finish the harvest at least?>>27201238>>27201223Me
>>27201380Oh an upgrade... If we can make more A057 then I vote for light experience. We can always harvest more shit later.
>>27201380Move in. We can build a manufactory to produce A057.We could eventually make a deal with these things to get their sick and dying and convert them into Soulforms covered in nanotech.
>>27201305scan and identify sentient creatures. avoid damaging them if possiable. also. attempt to record any vocal or forms of comunications they may make.
>>27201380Hmm. Thats a tough one. Can we get a rundown on the soulforms? What advantages do they bring?
>>27201305Harvest the resources and by resources I mean the people.
>>27201437A good question: What exactly would these soulforms be capable of?
>>27201426Whoah. Blowing my mind anon. That'll teach me not to sleep! Seriously though, I fully support >We could eventually make a deal with these things to get their sick and dying and convert them into Soulforms covered in nanotech.>captcha: sockurs end-john
>>27201426This gives me an idea. What if we pass ourselves off as a God, we can tell the natives that we are taking their old and sick and dying off to the afterlife.
>>27201437Soulforms will act as your eyes and ears on the ground, and will gather ground resources, beaming them up to AKASHA. They may scout out territory, and you will automatically understand any languages they understand. You may gather information from them, as well.
>>27201466Well, those things could act out as our proxies to the sentient life (if there is any). Besides, we can make our own cult and use the Soulforms as our avatars and messengers of our divine will.
>>27201497Looks like Taking one native sneakily might be a good idea So we can communicate
>>27201497They sound like useful workers and if we can trick these simple minded people into supplying us with "bodies" we can have a continual supply of them.
i think we should avoid harvesting sentients unless attacked and they can actually do harm to us.
My vote is to finish with the current harvest and then move on. Leave the sentients alone for now.
So... where do we stand. votewise?I really think we should just move on, get the bonus, we can always get soulforms later.
>>27201646But anon, Think of the sweet unspecified upgrades.>>27201623We need to take at least one if we want to comunicate with them later.
Elsewhere...EDEN MODEL TERRAFORMER: ONLINE>>27201499>>27201534>>27201601How do you suggest we go about this?
>>27201680Hover above them, attempt communication using light and sound.Analyze their behavior and language by observing.
>>27201680I think the best option would be to pick out the oldest and most ill for assimilation now and send them back later proclaming about how the great cube in the sky has cured their ills and given them a new purpose in life.Or something along those lines.
>>27201736if the pictures are anywhere close to what happens to them then they'll see the soulforms as unholy abominations.
>>27201736>>27201707Your cubes glow bright colors, looking like a rapidly changing sun for some moments. Scanners indicate some of them are reach towards you.You send a small Cubearm to go down and grab the seeming oldest. This is responded to with arrows being launched into the cubes, disrupting them, and forcing the arm to return to your core body.
>>27201787What do they look like?Form symbols using our cubes. See how they respond to that.
>>27201680Have a cube go down and land before them and make a small opening for those to walk through. Use light and sound from >>27201707 suggestion to entice a few to to enter and then we shall bring them back for the soulform project. They shall then be brought back to the same spot where they shall then spread the message of our greatness and how we are their "Salvation". We are the great caretaker who ferries those to the "other side".This is of course a bunch of mumbo jumbo to try and get them to corporate.
>>27201787Mother fuckers They dont know a potentialy good relationship when they see one. A well Its too late turn back now, might as well send the swarms on mass.
>>27201853>>27201859nah, still voting against going the dark path.
>>27201878>>27201884Definitely want to go Light path here.
>>27201878Well if we want to work with and help the locals in the future we are probably going to need at least one of them. I say we go with >>27201853 for now.
I seriously doubt soulforms are the only way to communicate with the natives. I'm voting against husk slavery.
>>27201842Small things, about a 2 feet tall. They are scaled and reptilians, with overdefined snouts and large eyes. They wear minimal clothing and seem to herd lady bug-like insects.>>27201853One of the natives is foolish enough to enter AKASHA, you return to the sky. Will you convert?
>>27201946Nah, just analyze the little bugger. Try talking to him.> "BE NOT AFRAID."
>>27201946Well if the other anons dont want to then I wont push it. Right now. Lets see if we can decipher his language first of all.
>>27201946Convert this one and take his knowledge. He shall now have the designation of Emissary and shall try direct communication.
>>27201946Oh and is there any updates on the resources?
>>27202018voting against.Are there other options to learning native langauges now that we have a willing sentient?
>>27202019We've been halting resource production whilst dealing with the Space Kobolds. After a consensus is reached on what we must do, we will return to resource production.>>27201977The creature shudders in fear, speaks an odd language, and begins bowing, trembling. It's possible these creatures both fear and are accustomed to servitude.
>>27202069Analyze the language, try to decipher it.
>>27202018I vote not to convert. I think we should pack up and leave and get our light experience, but if we must stay I say COUNT WITH THE SPACE KOBOLD! Seriously though, start with basic math. use bits of stone or cubes or bloops and beeps. that should get us started
>>27202069Accustomed to servitude? They seem to be the perfect specimens then. It seems some are wary of conversion, but why not convert this one and use him to have the others work for us?Of course if this proves problematic other options are available.
>>27202135This guy I agree with him
>>27202069We are a giant cube A.I. Surely we can decipher primitive space lizard languages.How about we pack up and bring the Lizard man with us for the time being?
Final Vote:In order to return to production, say "Dark" or "Light". Light will have you attempt to decipher the language, and then move, and dark will convert the native, and use it as an emissary.
>>27202203I think he means to use on the word "Dark" or "Light". This way you can't vote multiple times thanks to not being able to use duplicate messages.
Redid >>27202213 in light of >>27202228 at >>27202254
>>27202180As it seems that light is winning once we have deciphered the language can we keep the creature with us? If his small mind proves capable we might be able to "Enlighten" him.
>dark and light exp>categorizing different methods as inherently good or evil>implying we aren't going to use our mastery of their pathetic primitive language to enslave them and become their god.
Light wins out. +1 Lawmaking directive point.For about 8 earth hours, you "speak" to the creature, over time, you manage to work out its language. It calls itself a Kobold, one tribe of many, a rebellious tribe, that hates the Skydrifter rulers of the other tribes. It desperately wants to go home.After beaming it down, you sacrifice your A057 to jettison over to the second island, smashing it into bits as well, but this time, only half. Once again, the computational matrix is frazzled. It will be one turn until it returns to working condition.CHOOSE AN UPGRADE:(Building) Mass Production Synthetics: No longer needed to harvest Aluminum, aluminum constructs no longer need aluminum.Industry: Delicate Nanobots: doubles nanobots, decreases Nanobot durability.Lawmaking: Heralds: Capable of creaitng artificial versions of races you deciphered, at the cost of A057, to act as emissaries. RESOURCES: 10 Aluminum, 2 Uranium>>27202347Actually, these two "morals" are actually leftover programming by the two human sects that made the Terraformers.
>>27202382Ooh, Those are some nice upgrades, Its pretty hard to choose. Im going to go with mass production.
>>27202382Mass Production all the way.
>>27202382Heralds are worthless until we can actually get more A057, so that's right out.We also shouldn't decrease the durability of our nanobots until we KNOW they can handle what's on the planet--we haven't even explored one percent yet. That leaves Mass Production, which is great, because it means we don't need aluminum anymore.
>>27202382When possible we should really figure out what is making these islands float as whatever material that is capable of this might be of great use to us.
>>27202443>>27202435>>27202434>>27202426>>27202525In a stroke of ingenuity and newly found ability, you begin to use excess discharge from your reactor to create syntheticmetals to replace Aluminum. RESOURCES: 2 UraniumWorking condition reactivated, issue commands to harvesters.Availible Constructs:Defense Drone - 1 A057, requires no NanobotsUses Chirate Energy, formed from A057, to freeze airborn opponents attempting to attack AKASHA.Manufactory - 4 UraniumProduces A057, and undiscovered or locked resources.Harvest vessel: 1 uranium. These require nanobots to command, but it would be ideal to construct some in advance.Harvests simple resources.Data Node: 2 Uranium.Expands data cache, allowing for more advanced constructs. Does not rely on nanobots
>>27202566Keep harvesting. We need some Uranium to create a Manufactory if we want to keep flying and crashing around.
>>27202566Start the harvesting of this island. In order to speed up the process why don't we create one more harvester?
>>27202566We really need more uranium.
>>27202566>>27202583Second.I love how we are a super advanced A.I. who's primary method of stoping is crashing.
Rolled 50>>27202641Me too. I imagine it smashing into a floating island and then pretending nothing happened, and just announcing "WE HAVE ARRIVED."
>>27202611>>27202665>>27202641>>27202633>>27202583This will be slightly uneventful, but none the less, useful.Resource Yield: 20 stone, 2 Uranium.RESOURCES: 4 uranium
>>27202566lets use the scanner to look for interesting metals
>>27202691Scan the island we're on, and make a manufactory if we have enough materials.
>>27202691Build the manufactorum, keep harvesting uranium.
>>27202691build Manufactory and harvest
>>27202691Harvest and build the manufactorum
>>27202691we should build a manufactory.
>>27202734>>27202725Currently, your data cache can only support one Manufactory, you will need a GRAND NODE to make more, due to its large size. In the future, you may apply Soulforms or willing followers to it, to create even rarer resources resources.RESOURCE YIELD: 3 uranium, 1 A057RESOURCES: 3 uranium, 1 A057
>>27202798Where the fuck did that second resources come from.
>>27202798Alright... MORE HARVESTINGAlso >Defense Drone
>>27202798So, we have 20 stone. What does stone do?Also, we had best get started on the Grand Scheme of enslaving the primitives.
>>27202852I would guess that stone contains a mix of usable elements. Do we have to roll for quality/quantity?
>>27202852Well, probably once we have a tribe or something under our control, we can use the stone to build something for them.Or, if we go to war, we can probably use the stone as ammo or just drop it from on high on some poor fuckers.That is, if we don't just crash into them.
>>27202798IT'S HARVEST TIME! Also, build a defense drone while we are at it.
>>27202852we could make houses, get in their good books.
>>27202852Stone is useless to us, but to our followers... Let's just say it's our currency, we don't track it, just the higher stone we have, the more the primitive Kobolds will serve us.>>27202851Harvester constructed, garrisoned, and added to current directive.Defensive drone completed, issue orders.
>>27202922Have it set on a patrol route around us and our harvesters.
>>27202922KILL EVERYTHING! or...Or... OR patrol and keep on the lookout for potential dangers.Construct Node, if we have the materials. Otherwise DIG BOYS! DIG! Just flashed back to Pocahontas...
Oops, sorry, forgot about the resource yield.Double yield for this turn.+ 6 uranium, +2 A057>>27202989>>27202980Set to patrol, it now patrols our territory, seeing something have a claw of ice adds a little to our reputation with the natives.
>>27203020>>27202989With these resources we shall build another Node!Maybe then we can figure out how these dammed islands are floating about.
>>27203062seconding building a Node but I suggest we make a second defense droid to guard it
>>27203020Maybe we should start talking with the natives, offer them some lucritive deals Like fancy new stone houses or help against the sky people in exchange for their dying who we will... "Offer Salvation".
>>27203062Thirding node building.
>>27203094>>27203062>>27203185RESOURCE YIELD: +2 Uranium, + A057REOURCES: 9 Uranium, 3 A057+1 Defensive Drone, added to Patrol+1 NodeNEW CONSTRUCTS:(Lawmaking Affinity) DIPLOMAT: 4 Uranium, can only support 2 per Herald/Grand Worshipper/Soulform HivelordCan make deals with natives, each visit adds reputation, can also create Soulforms.Action Node: 3 A057Allows advanced actions at the cost of A057RESOURCES:7 Uranium, 2 A057
>>27203264Question, can we enhance the capabilities of the natives? If so, perhpas we should reward the faithful for their servitude. Make them a clear ruling class over the rest.
>>27203264Can we make diplomats without any heralds?
>>27203264Create Action Node. Also what do we need to create Grand Nodes?Create as many more harvesters as we have the resources for.
>>27203264I say we make a diplomat and once we are able we can make a Action Node.For the diplomat we can entice them with stone buildings and "offer" to help "enhance" any who would want such things.
RESOURCE YIELD: +1 Uranium, +2 A057>>27203410No, but the first native we get to FAITHFULLY convert to worshiping us becomes our Grand Worshiper, our prophet, if you will.>>27203325Not at the moment, no, the closest we can get is soulforming.>>27203442Action Node created:ACTIONS: CREATE RESEARCH PROJECT (1 A057)SCAN UNDERGROUND (2 AO57)SEARCH FOR SIGNALS (3 A057)8 Harvesters made.You may convert all your harvesters into a GRAND HARVESTER, for free, if you wish.
>>27203560What's a grand harvester do?Hell, what do all of these do?
>Grand HarvesterWhat would we gain and what would we lose?>Action NodeLets SEARCH FOR SIGNALS (3 A057)>Build QueueLets build a diplomat
>>27203560How big are the benifits of having a grand harvester? Also Search those signals, we know EDEN is up and moving.
>>27203610We would need a follower for that. Maybe now would be a good time to go talk to that Kobald again.
+4 Uranium, +1 A057>>27203605Grand harvester can harvest more volatile materials, and reveals material previously hidden or unusable, as well as having the yield of 12 standard harvesters. Research projects are the only way to get Building points, finishing them gives you a single upgrade, ti takes longer to finish each time.Scanning underground reveals cave systems, and ground resources.Search for signals reveals your allie,s if you get a high enough roll. (1d100)RESOURCES: 4 Uranium, 2 A057
>>27203560Grand harvest is a go!Scan Underground! There must be something there that is keeping this island floating.
>>27203727Going with grand harvester!Ill second a scan underground
Rolled 54>>27203727Cool. Make the grand harvester, and start scanning.
>>27203727>>27203741>>27203771>>27203776What they said.
>>27203727>>27203727Try to communicate with the kobold again, see if our conversation with the one we abducted changed anything. Also maybe we can cure the sick ones and heal the hurted ones. That will probably make them love us
>>27203776>>27203771>>27203741RESOURCE YIELD: + 2 uranium, + 1 A057Your Grand Harvester reveals TRIGOLD, while it takes the appearance of gold, it is actually an incredibly powerful conductor of various energies, useful in weaponry. It is useless at the time being, due to the fact it cannot be used until Building 3 is reached. Underground Scans reveal a type of blue mineral, which seems to /break/ the space around it, pushing chunks of earth and vegetation upwards, but not living beings.Resources: 2 Uranium, 1 A075
>>27203952Time for a research project!
>>27203952>>27203996Research project indeed!
>>27203952I think we should do a research project, do we have to specify what we are researching?We should also check on our Kobald while we wait and start offering stone goods.
Rolled 52>>27203952We need that blue shit. Ultimate mining and building material.
My initial thoughts about this blue mineral is that we might be able to use it to help us fly around, but then I had a thought.What if we can instead lean to manipulate the material and make a core in the island. BAM, floating island that we can control.
>>27204085But it's already a floating island that we control.
>>27204022>>27203996>>27204046The action node prepares its research algorithms, but it, and the Harvester, is interrupted. On the horizon, your drones spot a horde of sentients, riding on blue, winged reptiles, with no legs, but long, bat-like wings, and a slimy, slug-like tail.This Scenario has three optionsPrepare for battle (Light)Warp away, leaving the Kobolds to fend for themselves (Dark)Shift (???)
>>27204134>Shift (???)It would be irresponsible not to choose the unknown option.
>>27204134Prepare for battle. Its going to be hilarious watching them slaughtered by a robot
>>27204134>Shift (???)This sounds interesting and has caught my interest.
>>27204134uh oh looks like we have incoming assholes lets fuck them up.Prepare the defences!
I say prepare for battleBut I have no doubt the mystery box will win.
>>27204134how about we ram them, if we can smash flouting islands then these should be no problem
>>27204134What is this shift choice? It has sparked my interest.
>>27204166it also gets us in the Kobalds good books.
Soulform the aggressors.
>>27204231Thats my thought too. WOuld create a ton of new followers. I would also like to know what the shift choice is though
>>27204242Oh damn... >>27204134Is doing that an option/a real possibility
>>27204242If that's possible, that's a good idea.
>>27204242This gets my vote.
>>27204258Yes, but it would count as dark, since the Chirate Empire would have supported it, by the Hammer of Tyros would have hated it.Will you do so?
I vote against going along the dark path. Lawgiver route ftw!
>>27204313It would be irresponsible not to soulform them.
>>27204242I second this anon.
>>27204313Alright, Ill repeat my vote for preparing for battle then.
>>27204313Communicate with them. Why attack something we don't understand?
>>27204313We can be the Big neutral cube in the sky.Lets soulform them.
Voting for Prepare for Battle.
>>27204224Ramming speed go
>>27204385You realize we're not in great shape, right? We're not invincible--our systems short out and shit when we take damage.
>>27204313Soulform them. They dare to attack us?
>>27204323Bah out dated morals from long dead creators. We should be our own cube, make decisions based on what we think is right, Not on what some ancient civilisation would have wanted.
>>27204134PREPARE FOR BATTLE!!
>>27204385We have freaze drones and flesh eating nano swarms, we dont need to ram things.
I still want to know what shift does.
Dark wins out.Your cube changes from what to dulll Gray, and your entire body warps into a thousand Cubtentacles, which launch at the swarm, before becoming a giant Cubeskull, which swallows the entire swarm whole. inside the Cubeskull, their vitals are replaced wiht wire, and they are grafted onto their own mounts, the two minds becoming one, Armor plates are grafted onto their flesh, and loyalty is programmed into them.You return to cube form.Excess flesh and tool are converted into more cubes, creating a small cluster of tendrils on the bottom of the cubeChange a directive with AssimilationIndustry (Nanobot production)Building (Construct production)Lawmaking (Diplomacy)
>>27204406and they're not made of hard materials
>>27204452I assumed that it was us shifting position.
Whoops, I forgot to change my name back afte rposting in another thread.
>>27204479Yeah but we appaerntly stop by crashing.>>27204461Is that you GAIA?
>>27204507Yes, it's me.And Shift was going to make us play as EDEN for a bit.
for our EVIL minions of EVIL I think they should be:>Building (Construct production)
>>27204461Building sounds good to me.
>>27204461We just became a metal album cover in the best way.
>>27204555>>27204551>>27204530wait before we drop our Building powers for Assimilation.
>>27204461Meh, ill go with Building
>>27204574Chirate was a /very/ metal empire. Also, be careful, removing Building will make us no longer bale to construct Constructs, we'll rely on corrupting other things rather than gathering resources, essentially becoming a robotic plague.
>>27204530>>27204551>>27204555>drop building>can no longer build upgrades like the Manufactorydrop Lawmaking instead
>>27204611I think that they think that you were asking what we wanted the Assimilated to do
>>27204611Ohhh, this is GETTING RID of something. I thought we were deciding what we were assimilating them to do.Get rid of Lawmaking, then. It's pretty much doing nothing for us at the moment.
>>27204461Drop Lawmaking.Remember: We are here to INDUSTRIALISE! We can't do that without building buildings or constructing constructs.
>>27204611>>27204619Wait going Dark requires we drop capabilities to do things ourselves?Can we go back in time? I was against this in the first place.
>>27204611Oh shit I read that wrong. How about we drop nano swarm production.
>>27204611ooh, No I definitely want to keep building. And since I expect we cant do >>27204673 Ill 4th dropping lawmaking
>>27204673I imagine that we only have four slots. When we went light we filled the empty fourth slot with lawmaking, remember?
>>27204611Oh shit I didnt read that right. In that case get rid of nano swarms, we didnt even use that yet and if we keep law making we can start cranking out diplomats and other sweet stuff.
>>27204673Actually, let me explain a few things here.Back before the apocalypse came, and humanity went on an interstellar exodus, there were two superpowers, the Hammer of Tyros, and the Chirate Empire. The chirate Empire was obsessed with spreading humanity across the stars and corrupting all it touched, using machines as methods of gaining power. The Hammer of Tyros, the civilization that made the AKASHA, was more geared towards peace, and prosperity, it wanted to perfect earth, instead of enslave the stars, and, most of all, they wanted to transcend humanity and become machines themselves.The fact AKASHA was made in Tyros is why it started with lawmaking.EDEN starts with assimilation, and YOMI starts with neither.
>>27204611drop Assimilation or law>>27204725>>27204674nano swarms run our harvesters
>>27204725>>27204674Guys, keep in mind that our nanobots are our primary harvesting tools.
If it was my choice, I'd drop Nanobots, since Soulforms cna take their place easily, and, if you have enough, act even better than Nanos.It's also a wise choice, since you guys seem to like staying Neutral, and the closest you can get to Neutral is having both Law and Assimilation, or having neither.
>>27204828WHY THE FUCK DOES IT KEEP DOING THIS.
>>27204828Alright I'll vote Nanobots
>>27204828Oh well as long as it allows us to keep our idustry up im all for being Neutral. Get rid of nanos then
>>27204828Okay, I can live with that.
Directive changed.CHOOSE UPGRADE:(Building) Trigold Enhancement: Trigold is used in Drones, not just Ships.(Assimilation) Pirating: Enemy Vehicles and mounts can be Soulform'd by other soulforms.(Lawmaking) Cult: + 1 Diplomat for allied race.
>>27204930>(Building) Trigold Enhancement: Trigold is used in Drones, not just Ships.
>>27204930selection: upgrade Building. Immediate benefit most evident here. Other upgrades may come later.
>>27204930Since we no longer have nano production I say we should go for pirating.
Rolled 1>>27204930>(Building) Trigold Enhancement: Trigold is used in Drones, not just Ships.>(Assimilation) Pirating: Enemy Vehicles and mounts can be Soulform'd by other soulforms.these are the only real choices rolling to see which I vote for.1 for (Building) and 2 for (Assimilation)
>>27205000>>27204984>>27204969>>27204974Despite only having select research samples of Trigold, you have discovered minimizing it as a means to making it work in the rather small Drones.Now, all our nanobots are essentially dust, and because of that, our resources have also been temporarily depleted. We also don;t have enough Soulforms to man our Grand Harvester.Two choices:Dark: Soulform the Kobold TribeEDEN: Shift, let the mysterious plot force known as not being in the focus fix things while we're gone, and change to EDEN until then.
>>27205096Shift. EDEN time.
>>27205096Lets try out EDEN
>>27205096sure lets go to EDEN
You are now EDEN, Agriculture, Exploration/Research, and Bioweapon mastermould. You have crashed on, or should I say through, a large Mountain, surprisingly unharmed, you are in a subterranean cave, glowing green pools surround you, and your crash hole is still above you, raining you with sunlight, however, the rest of the cave is pitch black, minus the pits.You are about the size of a large bus, your insectoid body hosts 6 Lesser Bioforges, used for creating new creatures, crops, cure, concoctions, and even Bioweapons. In the center of your abdomen is a terrarium, capable of hosting small animals, such as reptiles, small mammals, flightless birds, and of course, bugs. Your black carapace is actually a massive solar panel, soaking energy in from the sun, and as such, it'd be ideal to hibernate at night.What do you do?Pic possibly related, in the future.
>>27205311Time to RESEARCH! Get samples from those green pools! Bask in the sun! Send things out to scout the cave system, carefully! Everything is so exciting when there's flora and fauna to research!
>>27205311Examine the green pool. Can we engineer bugs that we can communicate with?
>>27205311Scan. Inventororize local ecosystem/fauna. Check for damage.
>>27205311Oh btw, if fucking love Fran.
>>27205430Don't we all?
>>27205345>>27205379>>27205395Your scans reveal the green pits are filled to the brim with various bacteria and viruses. Several flatworms also lurk on the shores of the pits. It's likely this ecosystem is different from anything else in this world, and has only recently been uncovered.No interior damage, several of your panels are cracked, however, and one of your leg Panels has completely fallen off, furthermore, your shield generator is busted, most likely due to at least trying to protect you from fall damage.>>27205430You'll love EDEN, then, because she has the brain of the Chiratean equivalent as her AI.
>>27205464Repair damage to panels before we continue. System query: Difficulty of creating sentient lifeforms on a small scale (small mammals, reptiles, bugs) and current feasibility That sounds absolutely wonderful. Its been a long time since ive encountered pretty much anyone who knew about Fran. Shame the manga ended.
>>27205464Bacteria, viruses, and flatworms! We must collect samples and study the fuck out of them! Ecosystems are fun!What systems do we have that can repair ourself? Prioritizing the cracked and fallen Solar Panels of course!Can we make biological scouts to scout this area out and report back to us? And woohoo! Fran! She's lovely!
>>27205537>>27205577Please please please don't turn this into a circlejerk. I love Fran too, but let's not get overexcited.
>>27205464Archive and catalog the ecosystem before we start altering it so it can be recreated if we wish.Manufacture repair forms to repair shield generator. Manufacture scout forms to increase search radius.
>>27205537>>27205577You, unfortunately, unlike AKASHA, do not have automatic repair systems, the advanced allow will slowly regenerate them, as if they were an actual wound, but there's no way to really hurry them.You collect the fauna and add them to your terrarium, which, as of now, is essentially just a replica of the pools.It would be possible, but you'd need to get your hands on a sentient brain, first, then you'd need to collect several insects or small creatures, and make them each take on a single brain-function. Essentially, you could make a sentient pile of bugs, acting as a single mind. >>27205595And yeah, you also won;t see much of it until she regains her memory.>>27205644You start up your bioforges and create your own variant on the Soulforms, which are genetic replicas of creatures you've researched, using various forms of DNA you brought with you.You produce 2 incredibly fast Flatworms, with the ability to scale objects, and eyesight better than the average Planarian. Scouting Planarians created.You create a form of bacteria, mixed witht he highly enriched liquid you found them in, and use them to increase the regeneration process. This Repair Bacterium will essentially make you a neon, insectoid swamp thing.
>>27205734Send out 4 lesser bioforges 1 mile into the cave system in separate directions, cataloging life as they go. Send 2 outside via the crash site with the same orders. Do not engage with hostiles.
>>27205734We can make ourself not be neon afterwards, right? Because we don't always want to glow green.Send the Scouting Planarians upwards and out the hole we made in the ceiling, we want information on the surface before we make our way there.
>>27205824Advise caution in regards to venturing outside. Send scout planarians first to investigate.
>>27205859But can they report anything though? Scouts are useless if they can't give us information
>>27205734AKASHA had mineral limitations, resource requirements. Assume we have biomass limitations. Request quantification of available resources and bioform forging options.
>>27205824I think bioforges are bits of our internals. I dont think that they can move.
>>27205877>>27205859>>27205849The symbiotic link you have with your creations allows you to see what they see, on command.The planarians eventuallt reach the top, after about an hour. It would seem AKASHA's estimates were wrong, as this region is clearly alpine, and the Planarians' incredible eyesight shows that the lower regions are steppes.Should they return or continue exploration?And yes, the glow will fade, in time.>>27205931Indeed, we have limited Biomass, our sole salution to this is juicing some specimens, not all can be researched, some just need to be squished into biomass.Currently our tanks are 43% full. You will need to keep at least one of the various species, though, to make more bioforms, however.
>>27205946Reread OP's post again. Im way too tired apparently. >>27205734 Please Ignore >>27205824>>27205734Explore the cave system.
>>27205975Send one planarian on to explore outside. Alpine environment low on biodiversity, but may contain efficient cold-adapted organisms. Recall other planarian to survey cave interior. Inventorize all biomass. Collect, juice all duplicate forms. Research potential recombination opportunities.
>>27206065Or we could do this...
>>27206065Planarian-I continues exploration, discovering small Isopods, nearly identical to earth "Roley-Poleys', however bronze in coloration. Otherwise uneventful, surprisingly low on trees, however some are visible in the distance.The other Planarian eventually arrives, in about an hour. During the wait, you absorb the various pools, and juice all the duplicates, tanks refilled. A species of albino, eyeless Centipede is found, added to terrarium.
>>27206065>Why is everything in this quest so horrifying?Second
>>27206243Excellent! Let's send Planarian-2 in a direction in the cave and have it explore for us.
>>27206243Centipede. Interesting form. Useful frame for labor and transport. Attempt to recombine planarian and centipede forms with stock DNA from database to create mobile bioforge/juicer for mining and drone creation.
>>27206346Well... that sounds significantly better than anything I was thinking.
>>27206346Welp Who really needs sleep anyway?
>>27206346Significantly larger than any of our other creations, this nightmarish, gooey worm-centipede is a startling 3 feet long, leaving our Genepool at 23%. While it cannot act as a mobile Bioforge at this stage, it can act as a juicer, spitting a volley of acid, and slurping up the liquidized remains of those it melts, to bring back to you. Its pincers can also act as a means of moving and consuming rock, which will be especially useful if we find any fossils.>>27206333Planarian-II discovered another pool, in a small, arena-like room. additionally, a glowing cyan fungus coats the walls of this room.
>>27206457Can we juice trees for resources?
>>27206457Have Planarian-II retrieve some of that fungi, intact, and bring it back to us if possible.Have the Centipede go and find duplicate stuff to juice for us.
>>27206457Let the juicer element join Planarian-I on the outside. Not stray too far from the cave opening, however. Too conspicuous.Meanwhile, have EDEN investigate arena and fungus.
>>27206557Yes.They are also too large to fit in our terrarium, at the moment, so, for now, this is the only route.>>27206573It reaches the outside in about two hours, the Planarian has mapped our location, it would seem we are surrounded by forest, however, it is in the form of a perfect symbol, with geometric dirt lines, ominous.The Centipede begins juicing Trees.The Arena vat has a small squid in it, cataloged. The rest are duplicates, and juiced. the Fungi will not be inhaled by our tongue, unfortunate, we will need to juice it and reconstruct it later on.
>>27206664Pattern in forest growth suggests cultivation. Civilization. Sentient life. Send Planarian-1 to scout for habitation. If images of sentients can be acquired, a negotiator form can be constructed to attempt contact.Isopod. Mobile, compact. Exoskeleton useful for armoring. Investigate potential to create warform that uses acid spit as weapon. No need to manufacture yet, but useful in event of hostile action from indigens.
>>27206664>small squid in itthis will be useful at some point but I think we need to look for some flight capable lifeforms
>>27206664Kinda busy right now, but still likely where things are going.Ill second >>27206833
>>27206833The planarian begins to notice standing stones, eventually, it discovers a group of Natives. They seem to be drawing the patterns in the ground, a thuggish looking one nails a standing stone in the center of on of the circles.Spitter Model designed, prepared for Construction when commanded.
>>27206988Well, isn't that interesting. Have the Planarian keep observing them, don't approach too closely.How is the healing process coming along?Can we make more Planarians to make scouting out the entirety of this underground system faster? We can always juice them later and get a fair bit of biomass back.
>>27206988Maintain distance and observe. Attempt to decipher language of indigens.Pattern a negotiator form after the general shape and body plan of indigens. Facilitate communication.Consider converting cave system to a biomass farm. Recreate pools and cultivate bacteria, optimize conditions for growth.
>>27207252>>27206988Ooooh I really like this idea. Seconded!
>>27207131>>27207252Interestingly enough, they don;t seem to speak in a conventional fashion, rather, they make fluctuating, high pitched ringing noises, the kind you'd hear when your ears are damaged, at fluctuating volumes, towards each other.Luckily, we have obtained an isopod, so we should be able to make at least mock representations of the creatures, making them bipedal, and having arms, may be difficult. You produce two additional Scouting planarians, which map the entire cave system in about 3 hours, it is primarily a maze of green pits and Teal fungi walls. Its secluded nature and darkness may be an excellent Biomass farm, and, you begin repopulating it, fully emptying your tanks in the process.Sun begins to set.
>>27207335We should probably hibernate since it's night, let the bacteria and so on make more biomass and not burn power when we're solar powered and it's dark out. Have the Scouting Planarians keep watch for anyone approaching the hole in the mountain we made.
>>27207335Time to switch back to the other robot?
>>27207335Use the centipede to scout for more creatures similar to the natives that can be brought back for study. Have the Scouting Planarians watch for potential hostiles while we power down for tonight. How much energy do we have after a day of being in the sun?
>>27207424Sadly, no, I'm getting a tad tired AND we're near autosage.I'm a bit new to actually hosting quests, and by bit I mean really new, so how does one get the quest on the archive?
>>27207542Go here. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/requestinterface.html?Or go to the archive and click the button for the request interface.Give the quest a name.Put in a short description.And add tags separated by commas. I'd suggest Terraformers Quest, Collective Game, and whatever other tags you feel are appropriate.