The world of Horizon's Drop is yours.Standing on the surface of the barren moon you look towards the blue and gray planet. Once it was your prison but now it is the first of your conquests to bring about your return.You suppose that your victory is not yet assured. The cryptic warnings of the strange Masked being say that the Osjiic Scout fleet along with the Dagger Pirate Clanship and its protective fleet will arrive within the system in three days. You hope they will be too busy fighting each other to realize a third power has suddenly emerged on the backwater world and overtaken it in their absence.With the pirates moonbase captured and their hangar of dropships and fighter craft you believe you could at least prove a challenge and even emerge as the victor if you planned carefully and fought well.You always enjoyed the silence of the vacuum, once comforted by the quiet hymns of the Wormstar but now replaced by a static of whispers and hisses. Sensing Lorgul approach you hear his words in your mind, no atmosphere to carry his words."The Base is yours, Lord Jadyk. The fleets are coming. We must prepare," the armored skeleton's voice a grating of stone in your mind.Tapping your chin in thought you clack your jaw, "Yes, we have much to do."
>>43489122Welcome back folks.Clear weather today, should be no problemPastebin with troop and item costs and important info: http://pastebin.com/fbB1BsyLMake sure to follow my twitter where I announce the threads: https://twitter.com/CeroTheNullAlso archive of previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsStockpile:>875B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>620M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 110M daily)Troop Totals:>Talons: 85 (All with Necroflensers)>Cyclops: 10 (All venomous>Stingers: 75 (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Shardspitters)>Gargoyles: 20 (10 Smoke, 10 Explosive)>Trolls: 24 (all ranged, 3 with melee weapons)>2 Think Tanks>2 Chariots>10 Dropships>15 AA Towers (includes colonys)>15 Catoblepas>6 Diggers>Enslaved Minions: Jor, 8 Human miners, 1 vorh miner, 1 Osjiic Voidsinger, 1 Osjiic Commander, 1 Netu Engineer, 2 Netu Commander, 2 Netu Pilots, 1 Osjiic Weaponcrafter, 21 Colonists (includes ranchers, engineers, etc.), 1 Osjiic Captain, 3 Osjiic SoldiersFrom taking the base you've gotten quite a haul of supplies.Captured:>1 Netu Base Commander, 12 Netu, 8 Humans, 10 Vorh, 3 Kesh, 1 Osjiic, 1 Worker Sunscale>20 Dropships>40 Fightercraft>Armory (120M if converted)>Corpses (70B)>Solar System Sensor>Solar Power Collector>Dagger Skip Drive (Damaged)>Lunar Mining Equipment (Drones that harvest 70M daily from a nearby mine, not currently in use)Your Think Tanks are quite eager to begin work deconstructing the captured technology and turning them to your own use but at this distance they would not be able to control the Talons with the skill needed to perform advanced research.You've gained a powerful foothold and a chance to reach your grasp out to the stars once more.But first you must prepare for the coming conflicts.What shall you do first?
>>43489520Loot the base of ANYTHING we can use and return planet side. Have a few talons make false trails and dead ends to lose any tracking scent.Once everything is back, dissect every new piece of tech we have, fighters are a must, for example.
>>43489520Interrogate any living some what living minions about our foes
>>43489567>>43489701I'll combine these to support.
>>43489520I forgot to add but I have created an Ask.fm for the quest: http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuestResearch Gained:>Fightercraft: A two person fighter craft using chemical thrusters to maneuver in space it does not carry the supplies or engines powerful enough for interplanetary travel, reliant on carrier ships and surface hangars.>Solar System Sensor: An advanced collection of sensors connect to several discreet satellites spread through the system allow an advanced warning for approaching craft or asteroids.>Solar Power Collector: A large dish of black and gray tiles that angle towards the sun to generate energy and even oxygen using a culture of photosynthetic cells.>Dagger Skip Drive (damaged, chance of destroying sample): Found in the repair bay of the Pirate Base this complex device appears to have been damaged in battle and was in the process of repairing it. Netu minions claim it is an FTL Engine capable of near instantaneous jumps between large gravity wells.Do you wish to craft a Cauldron and Think Tank on the moonbase or transport research samples to the surface for study?
>>43489766>Craft a Cauldron and Think Tank on the moonbase Best place to build our fleet is in space after all.
>>43489766>>43489801This I guess, have dropship ferry supplies. restore AA functionality and set up a few more, also make walls to avoid getting attacked from the surface.
>>43489801I disagree. It'll be fairly obvious to everyone. The best place is hidden, like the canyon or cave since we are still small time
>>43489766Additional research gained:>Advanced AA-Tower: A powerful version of the anti-air towers the colony used, this version is capable of attacking and damaging ships in high orbit
>>43489766Can't we transport a cauldron and think tank to the moon to do the research?
>>43489889Actually that's very possible.New vote:A)Create Cauldron and Think Tank base on MoonB)Transport research supplies to surfaceC)Transport Cauldron and Think Tank to the Moon for research and constructionInterrogation:What do you ask of your new minions?I should point out that you've captured a new type of sentient alien you've never encountered. A reptilian humanoid with gray metallic scales.
>>43490026CThe practical advantages of construction on the Moon outweigh the possible risks of detection.Also we should do a full interrogation of the new alien before melting them in the Think Tank
>>43490026C)Transport Cauldron and Think Tank to the Moon for research and construction
>>43490026BWhile constructing shit on the moon is a good idea we don't necessarily need to do it right now. We'll just come back later once there's no risk in doing so.
>>43490026CI also support full interrogation.
Yo think about how fucking vulnerable we'll be to bombardments on the moon.We should dig a tunnel between mine and canyon, much safer.Hell, we could make a real base super deep
>>43490026Quick question, last thread we found a crab thing that was very hard to remove from the rocks they stick to. They will be the key to many victoriesWe could use them to make what I call the Crawl Crit. Modified to withstand being shot out of a special AA tower, they will be launched at enemy ships and crawl along the surface. With the aid of our engineers we could move it to the theoretical best (for us) spot for an explosion. Once at that spot it will detonate its necrotic, void, or gas bomb build with in it. Because our creations don't need to breath, the crawl's hard shell and extreme adherence to whatever its on the Crawl could be used almost any where and on any thing.Can we build it?
>>43490274I like the name, Crawl Crit. Because almost every hit is a crit.
>>43490274Undead Bomb Crabs.Jesus Christ, what have you created, anon?Even better, they could attempt to breach the hull with acid/digging claws and explode once they're created a fracture point
>>43490026A dropship lifts off the surface of the moon and tears into the vacuum to retrieve a Cauldron and Think Tank as you and Lorgul turn to the base.Reentering you find your newly acquired minions waking from the coma that plagues all new unwilling converts to your cause. Even in the face of conquest and subjugation you notice there is one of the captured aliens that still keeps to itself, unique from the others. A six foot humanoid reptilian with patches of its green scales replaced with metallic versions. It looks down at its feet as you approach, picking at the scales of its leg. It tugs away several loose green scales and you see the glint of fresh metallic ones just underneath.It glances up at you and the spines on its head and neck bristle at your approach but they stay sitting."I have yet to encounter your kind before. Tell me your name and of your people," you ask and they stare up at you silently.Lorgul growls and takes a step forward menacingly but a a Vorh timidly speaks up, chitin paling with fear, "He...uh, he can't speak, he has no tongue."You glance at the lizard who promptly opens their mouth to show off their short but sharp teeth and true enough, their tongue was little more than a stub. Sighing you turn to the Vorh, "Tell me what you know of him. Please," you ask politely as Talon leans over the Vorhs shoulder hissing to encourage it.The Vorh lets out a string of prayers in its native language of bubbling clicks before nodding, "T-they're a Sunscale. Most call them Lizards. Space nomads like us but very war-like. We don't know much about them. The Spear Clan comes into conflict with them sometimes. We found this guy, the only survivor of a life-pod. Others died of starvation but he survived barely. Likes to eat metal and looks like his scales slowly replace themselves with the metal. Good worker, knows how to fix things.">cont
>>43490348thanks, I'll try to keep the ideas coming
>>43490376I smell a future hero unit
>>43490451I say boil him. The metal consumption is going to very important for our weaponized Undead Bomb Crabs.
>>43490376You nod and motion to a Troll and it stoops down to drag off the Sunscale. It hisses deep in its throat and retaliates against the trolls grasp. Leaping up with surprising speed it grabs the Trolls arm with both its feet and hands and using its tail to hook around the undead neck. It's body twists and the troll shouts as its arm is broken the wrong way and nearly wrenched from its socket.You look on in surprise as the Sunscale drops from the Troll on all fours and snarls at you but then it is gagging and hissing as its body convulses from the sudden pain surging through it. Quite impressive that the creature could cause such damage to your Troll.Lorgul stomps forward and lifts his foot to crush the skull of the alien but the same injured Troll drags the twitching reptilian out of the way just in time. Lorgul whips his head back at you and you shake your own, "I want him alive to see what the Think Tanks can get from him. You must be more gentle, Lorgul."A pair of Troll secure the unconscious sunscale and drag him off. Lorgul grumbles something but takes his place at your side as you turn to regard the others seated and standing before you.>Question timeSpecifics you wish to know?>>43490274Perfectly feasible honestly. With the thermal weapon upgrades they could latch onto ships even better or even dig through the hull if given enough time. If given the Zapper adaptation they could cause even more havoc to a ship if they got to crucial areas.
>>43490503The usual questions for the Sunscale?What happened to the Wormstar?Who is Jadyk?What is the history of your people?Etc.
>>43490472>>43490472No. I have a feeling that his life. His knowledge is very useful.And what if... What if we feed him bits of our armed and other such infused metal
>>43490536THe questions are for the other Pirates.Lizard is knocked out and a mute and rather uncooperative if that little outburst is any indication.You do not have telepathy outside of your minions. Yet
>>43490503No time for questions, have a think tank interview them for useful info.For right now? We have a crawl to make
>>43490551Well, we should ask the pirates what to expect in terms of a rescue party, at least.Let's not forget this system is about to become a war zone in a few days - we should be ready to take as many ships as possible.
>>43490503Already you can feel the dropship being loaded with the Cauldron from the Pirate base, the Think Tank securing itself as it waits for take off.You gesture to the leader of the base and the tall Netu stands, breath hissing from the holes in its neck, "Your fleet is soon to arrive in several days. I need to know their strength and tactics. How to prepare for them. You will speak the truth or I will know of it and you will know what true agony is before you are rendered down for bone and chitin."The fear is palpable in the room flooding off the captured minions. The Netu glances around and realizes they truly had no choice, "The Clanship has a protective fleet around it. Clanship is heavy armored and armed. Many dropships and fighters to protect it along with cruisers and corvettes. Their numbers vary as it travels, collecting squadrons or dispatching them. I do not know how many will arrive with it. The Clanship is large and has shields but the Osjiic have been able to find a way to overload them with their void attacks lately. Our inventors were hard at work for a solution, the last time I was with the Clan Fleet."You nod, "Tell me about the system. Will they arrive directly at this world or at the others?" The dropship lifts into the air and you feel it leave the planet and the almost juvenile joy the Think Tank expressed as it leaves the gravity of the planet."Skip Drives means it will appear closer to the biggest gravity wells which would be the star then the gas giant. There is a fuel mining depot run on drones and a...skeleton crew," You hear a human snicker in the crowd only to get an elbow from a worried looking Osjiic, "on the largest moon that we took over from the Osjiic after they left recently. No one goes to the scorched planet," they glance at the crowd towards a netu that wore special lenses over its eyes, "Some did want to go explore the alien ruins there. No tactical value though.">cont
>>43491033The singled out Netu lets out an exasperated hiss through its spiracles, throwing up its hands as it shouts at the commander, "We've been overrun by an undead monster and you STILL bring that up? I only thought there might be something interesting since they resemble the ruins on the moons."The netu commander shrugs and turns back to you look you in the eyes(ockets), "Back to the Clanship. They'll appear at either the gas giant for refueling or they'll appear between this planet and the scorched one before heading this way. We Daggers pride ourselves on our boarding parties. The Clanship and hangar ships carry boarding craft that can punch into Osjiic ships easily enough but you surely know the pain it is to fight Osjiic head on.">Any more specific questions before we move on to researching and creation?
>>43491124Ruins, where are they located? Your ship mate is more intelligent than he knows.
>>43491124What are common salvage operations? Will your people collect salvage after a battle - ships, survivors?Guys, we should seriously consider hunkering down entirely and just try to ride out the battle if possible.
>>43490575>>43491124Ask them of any legends or even rumors of any part of the undead armada surviving.Then send them and some gargoyles, talons trolls and a think tank to explore the scorched planet. We might not be the only thing locked up in this sector
>>43491182>just to clarifyMaybe we should just pick the whole planet and system clean and move everyone to the scorched world's ruins. The pirates/Osijics will be too busy kicking the shit out of each other to really look for us.
>>43491182I like where you're headed. We should at least ensure that our bunker planetside is capable of withstanding an orbital bombardment.
>>43491182No. We where given a challenge by a Q level entity, the risk is high but the rewards are worth it.Besides, they won't know how to fight us or that we are even here to fight. Can't stop the reaper
>>43491255Beg your pardon, what exactly do you mean by a Q level entity?
>>43491255We stand in the grave and reach for the stars Heaven, Hell, and life is ours Death may come, death may goBut we are the ones who reap and sow
>>43491300An entity that has the power and abilities simaler to Q from Star Trek the next generation.Check the last thread, we where approached by the Masked and where given a challenge
>>43491255>Q Level beingYou're making a lot of assumptions seeing as we don't actually know anything about the Watcher.In my experience, taking big risks with /tg/ dice is usually a bad plan as well. We're dead - we have all the time in the universe to succeed
>>43491363You can't kill what's already deadBut really if we plan right we can cripple them before they even know we are here. With an army of undead explosive space crabs
>>43491425I mean, we can do both things. Hide everyone in a bunker for maximum safety and stealth and also leave a minefield of undead bomb crabs in orbit for shits and gigs.
>>43491425What about just bunkering down until they tire eachother out first before striking? They don't even know we exist, it's unlikely that we'll lose the opportunity of surprise by waiting unless we really fuck up bigtime.
>>43491124"How does your clan salvage? Relying on boarding parties? Hardly efficient for a living force," you ask of the Netu"Shuttles with tractor beams and magnetic gathering drones. But yes, we rely on boarding parties and strategic disabling of ship systems to take them over. It is a dream of our inventors to get their hands on the Ahkam Blink technology. Those feathered bastards guard that secret to their graves." You can feel a ripple of amusement move through the crowd with the same human as before letting out a short laugh until the Osjiic smacks the back of their head and grumbles at them."Your comrade may be onto something," you say as you turn to the lensed Netu and motion them forward. They stand uncertainly and move forward. They were shorter than the commander with paler chitin, one of the pilots you realize, "Tell me of these ruins, if you would.""They're uh, old. Very old. The ones on the moon are little more than collapsed caves with pillars or stone buildings that have long since fallen. No real markers but we haven't really investigated too thoroughly. The ruins on the scorched planet look similar but in better shape, believe it or not. Despite the radiation winds they seem to be holding up better and I suspect their structure is larger below the surface. Probes never sense any activity though before they have to return from the radiation storms," They shrug, a very human gesture, "I would guess they're from the time of the early Alliance of Planets era or even before that."You nod as you mull over the information, the dropship finally arriving and the Cauldron carted out and into the hangar with the Think Tank. Already Talons and Stingers carry corpses and scrap metal from the assault to dump into the cauldron while others start to pull apart and inspect the various new research samples.>cont
>>43491476The challenge was to proclaim our selves fight and win. Death dose not hide from you. You hide from death.
>>43491520We also used to take orders from the Wormstar bro, some hooded fucker shouldn't be able to manipulate us easily
>>43491553We are not obeying orders like some sniveling fool! We are taking up a challenge for the boon that lies ahead. This Masked could help us find the remnants of the undead armada, or other useful things.
>>43491520>>43491554>hurp de durp we r teh REAPERI swear you idiots pushing all out war are in every quest and never learn that this "strategy" is a great way to fail.
>>43491520Here's what they said>We present you with a challenge. They will fight amongst themselves but you must choose. Be the victor in the bloody battle, or hide and flee. We challenge you to proclaim your skill and to see if you are worth of our...interference,"Maintaining the element of surprise until the best possible moment before striking does not mean that we will be hiding and fleeing. He told us to proclaim our skill, he did tell us to do so right away. We'll defeat them when they least expect it, the deed itself will be proclamation enough and if the masked don't like it then fuck them.
>>43491494As if by rote you ask the collective if there were still remnants of the Necrotic Armada or if knowledge existed of you and the Wormstar. To your disappointment they do not seem anymore knowledgeable than those you had already questioned.You were about to turn and leave when a Kesh stands up, chirping a few times in fright before they clear their throat, facial flaps flexing nervously, "You..." it struggles with the language of the galactic trade language and you surprise it by encouraging it to continue in the Kesh's native language of chirps and growls.It nods and blinks its large singular eye and speaks easier in its own tongue, "Kesh legends speak of undead. Star killers and planet eaters. Kesh homeworld long gone, devoured by Lightdrinker. Kesh plot and never forget. Follow Lightdrinker, track her before she disappeared into unknown space," You give your full attention to the Kesh, approaching the arboreal creature.It falters under your gaze but you chirp to give it encouragement and it takes a breath, "Lightdrinker, Akka-Tor. Before she left for unknown space she devoured a star. Took a new name with her new powers," It trails off and in barely a whisper it says, "Lightdrinker became Sun-Eater. Stars go dark, her wraiths screaming in the void. Sun-Eater consumes all and hungers for the galaxy."You pat the Kesh on the shoulder, thanking it in its own tongue before turning from the group.That was quite a tale it spun for you. You mull it over as the Think Tank tinkers away.
>>43491629Totes agree. We don't have a single functional cruiser, the ONLY way to survive this is through either an ambush or simply to stay underground the whole time.
>>43491494I hope Jadyk is as amused by these accidental puns as that human is.
>>43491626Our strategy is to launch a fuck ton of crawls to the ships, move them to take out the ships ability to change course at just the right time to have them crash into each other.
>>43491677Space is a pretty big place, it's unlikely that they'd crash into one another, the bugs themselves are a good idea though.
>>43491710Regardless it's still a good idea to cripple the maneuverability early on
>>43491649With the next day the Think Tank has made some progress with the research samples, splitting the knowledge and tasks with the one back on the planet still maintaining order.Stockpile:>1475B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>1070M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 110M daily)Troop Totals:>Talons: 85 (All with Necroflensers)>Cyclops: 10 (All venomous>Stingers: 75 (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Shardspitters)>Gargoyles: 20 (10 Smoke, 10 Explosive)>Trolls: 24 (all ranged, 3 with melee weapons)>2 Think Tanks>2 Chariots>10 Dropships>15 AA Towers (includes colonys)>15 Catoblepas>6 Diggers>Enslaved Minions: Jor, 9 miners, 1 Osjiic Voidsinger, 1 Osjiic Commander, 1 Netu Engineer, 3 Netu Commander, 2 Netu Pilots, 1 Osjiic Weaponcrafter, 21 Colonists (includes ranchers, engineers, etc.), 1 Osjiic Captain, 4 Osjiic Soldiers, 12 Netu, 8 Humans, 10 Vorh, 3 Kesh, 1 Worker SunscaleCompleted Research:>Fightercraft>Solar CollectorOngoing research>System Sensor>Skip Drive (Damaged, chance of destroying sample)
>>43491731I'm sure our Netu slaves would heartily agree.
So, if we manage to somehow incorporate both the Void and the Lightdrinker's powers, presumably Darkness, into Jadyk, would that make him the true Oryx expy?
>>43491731I think the best time to use them would be when the winner of the scuffle comes to investigate the colony. We have a bunch of AA towers already constructed there and disabling manoeuvrability in atmosphere or in orbit would be better than doing it in space.
>>43491844Time to make the Crawl! A fuck ton of them. They will most likely be our primary space battle weapon
>>43491844Start research and production of bomb crabs. Also let's send cleanup crews to basically remove any evidence of our presence from the surface of the planet and the Moon. We should personally find a deep ocean crevice to hollow out and hide in with our troops.
>>43491844Okay, time to start building our fleet of fightercraft. How much do they cost to build?Maybe we should build more Catoblepas and diggers, if we have enough time before the fleets get here.
>>43491935Ohh, the ocean is a great idea. Seconding this shit.
>>43491956Can our ships operate underwater through? We just finished our fortified bunker anyway, and that's conveniently close to our colony. Let's focus on building our army to fight whoever survives the battle for now.
>>43491954The digger and cows can wait until after the battle
>>43491997Well, that's a matter of how many days we have until the battle, by my estimation that be about 3 days at this point, so yeah, probably better off focusing on army building now.
I have decided that Jadyk actually sounds like a jovial Overmind, like in Radio Free Zerg.
>>43491992The benefit of having all these minions is that we can do both and more besides, we got all sorts of shit we can do to prepare.
>>43492048Well it's more or less agree that if he had skin he would look like a gian David Bowy. I think that he sounds like the over mind when communicating mentally
>>43492048Nah man, Ron Perlman voice all day everyday.
>>43492134He is fucking magic, he sounds however he wants to. I like to think he sounds like PeWe Hermen
>>43491844Created Vehicle:>Dart Fighters>A fast but frail looking construct of bone and metal the Dart Fighters carry a single Stinger Pilot with the option of carrying a handful of troops to release them either on the surface of planets, hulls of ships, or into the void of space. Armed with upscaled Chain-flensers and Heavy Bone Repeaters they whittle away at a the armor and shields of larger ships. Cost: 10B 20MCreated Ship Module/Structure:>Solar Energy Converter>A large dish of black and gray bone it absorbs solar radiation and energy, using them to charge and even grow the necrotic crystals your vehicles rely on for power. These same crystals can be farmed and used to fuel the Cauldrons with Biomass. Can be mounted on the outside of larger ships where it folds in on itself when not charging or deployed on a planet to boost the production of Biomass. Cost: 5B 5MBonus Research completed:>Missiles>By studying the dropship missile pods on the Dagger ships the Think Tanks can now create missiles for vehicles>Created Missile Pod Modules: Swarm and Sting>Enables fighters and dropships to field and fire missiles.Swarm missiles are small cluster rockets that do little damage individually but damage can add up when there are dozens launched in a single volleySting Missiles are larger sized rockets capable of downing dropship, fighter, and shuttle sized ships while doing moderate damage to larger ships.>>43491992You have yet to test this out but your Think Tanks assure you that the space-worthy ships can operate underwater.>>43492037Yes, now you have 3 days until the fleets arriveNow, give me the basic idea of these Crawl Crits. What adaptations to you want to give them in addition to them basically being explosive limpets and chitons?
>>43492134>>43492105>>43492048Ron Perlman voiced the Lich in Adventure Time.It's the first sound bite.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzkA1xQcOMERon Perlman is GOD-KING of Voice actors.
>>43492188The crabs need some basic maneuverability - gas thrusters are a must! They should also have very strong claws and used for breaching ship hulls.
>>43492188Only the adaptations they need. These are one use guys so we should have them be made fast and cheap. Think quality over quantity.
>>43492188>Solar powered biomass farmsWelp we found a use for that sun scorched planet no one wants.
>>43492203Man, if Jadyk had his body repaired enough to SPEAK he would STILL be able to look like an undead abomination and get every bitch in the universe hopping on his 'bone, even the ones that aren't Necro-oriented.
>>43492262There own explosion breaches the hull. Then more move in. Repeat until victory.Just spam these guys a lot and fast, but add a lot of necrotic energy to the explosion to do more crippling damage to the ships
>>43492188As others have stated, the crabs need some basic maneuverability in a vacuum, so thrusters of some sort would be must. Don't need to be terribly sophisticated, just a gas bag that can be vented in any direction would do. We also need the EM adaptation, so they can cripple vital systems without blowing it to smithereens. That way we can capture ships for even MORE reverse engineering goodness.
>>43492369Damage could be much worse if they wedged themselves into the ship hull first.
>>43492396Necrotic energy should suffice for now as a substitute for EM
>>43492369I say we have them use electricity to blind ships instead of necrotic energy to just blow them up. That's kind of a waste if you ask me.
>>43492406We will be laughing them by the hundreds. They will get in the cracks. All of them
>>43492430See Jyoti's post here >>43490503, EM means more loot for us, and increased effectiveness against machinery over all.
>>43492430If we could have each bug be single purpose but have some with necrotic charges to weaken ship hulls and some with explosive charges. They could coordinate with each other should one of each type land on a single ship in order to inflict maximum damage.
>>43492188>>Created Missile Pod Modules: Swarm and StingDamn dude, not even being subtle about copying HQQ huh?Anyway, how much do they cost to add to ships? I imagine we'll be using a lot of them soon enough.
>>43492476And the risk of the enemy recovering or was shielded from EM all along Nothing blocks necrotic, and we are talking enough risks as it is
>>43492491To maximize coordination we should make a specialized think tank or two with all the info on ships we have act as the brain of the crab spam, so they know exactly where to attack
>>43492554I'm all for going necrotic charge for this battle
>>43492188With the Cauldron hard at work you stick your hands deep into the liquid and work to create a new creation for your upcoming battles. You were quite inspired by the creature discovered in the swamps and with the spherical creature in mind you start to shape and carve bone and chitin.The first of them crawl from the lip then curl themselves into a sphere of bone to roll about the floor. Uncurling they scuttle around the room, the multitude of legs underneath glowing faintly with thermal energy.>Created Crit Crawl>Based on the Shieldshell crustaceans Crit Crawls resemble isopods with dense shells of metal and bone. A dozen sharp legs burn with thermal energy allowing them to clutch to the surface of ships or buildings with ease. Crit Crawls can navigate through the vacuum of space with methane thrusters set in the crevices of their shell. Able to drift in the void of space for weeks at a time before needing a recharge of necrotic fluid they are meant as anti-ship weapons and saboteur attacks. Crit Crawls are able to detonate themselves with great explosive strength once they crawl to crucial sections of the targets ship. When in hibernation sensors mistake them for little more than harmless space debris. Cost: 3B 5MCrit Crawls can be equipped with the Zapper adaptation at the cost of replacing the explosive/necrotic energy attack. The electric attack takes a while to recharge but does not cost the loss of the unit.>>43492530A happy coincidence. I said sting missiles based off the modern day stinger missile system. But yeah maybe HQQ is leaking through a lot, sorry ):
I suggest we focus on a lot of AA guns as that alien said they specialize in boarding and raiding. Blow them out of the sky, and you remove their melee strength.
>>43492751Good, now ether modify one of the existing AA guns to launch them in to space or make one from scratch.Them fill the sky's above us with a fuck ton of them as soon as we can. They will wait for the enemy to come and as there ships pass through what they think is harmless space junk they will be covered in the crawl.Make 1/3 have zappers
>>43492767So we build a bunch of Prism towers?
>>43492751Mass produce the bug mines.Put them in orbit in likely jump spots. The key thing is this: the bugs can latch on ships and can detonate after the battle is over.
>>43492751How many of your new little critters do you wish to create?The Think Tanks say that they can consume and recreate the Dagger Dropships and Fightercraft into your Darts and Dropships for equal the cost or you can consume them for their metals for other projects.Convert Dagger ships into Reconstructed Ships?>Y/N?>>43492530Whoops, forgot to answer the cost questionNeedle Missile Pod: 8MSting Missile Pod: 14M>>43492883At the moment you do not have the capability to launch them from the surface. It is easy enough to spread them using a Dropship or even having Darts carry a trio to launch at a ship using momentum
>>43492751We can use the lizards as a beserker unit since theyre fast and deadly, just add a few upgrades.
>>43492941Or as the battle takes place or even not at all and use them later. Seriously bless the anon who had this idea. There's a reason we call then CRIT Crawls.
>>43492883These are designed to function in deep space, not inside an atmosphere m8.
>>43492980>Convert Dagger ships into Reconstructed Ships?YesAlso, is there any chance we could build some advanced AA towers on our new moon base and utilize them in the upcoming battle? Would advanced AA towers be able to hit shit in orbit or in the area of space around the moon/planet?
>>43492980N.Leave the dropships as they are - we can load them with our troops and use them to board an enemy ship in a pinch. Pirates/Osijic may not take in an obviously foreign looking drop ship, but they would definitely collect a "damaged" drop ship.
>>43492980Why can't they be launched from a modded AA tower? Regardless let's make 100. Have 20 equipped with zappers, the rest with necrotic/explosives yes concert the ships
>>43492980>>NMore infiltrators for us.>>43493092The AA towers use energy weapons, not kinetic launchers, and you're talking about launching them a LONG way.
>>43492980>NA way to trick the enemy into letting us board.
>>43492980I changed my mind>NWe can manipulate more if we keep them like this.>>43493129Good point>>43493092Make 100>>43492980Upgraded our existing AA towers in to the better version
>>43493092>>43493187Okay how's this for crawlers?80 Crawlers- 240B 400M20 EM Crawlers- 80B 140MNow how many fighter ships should we make, and how many of our ships should get missile pods?
>>43493166If they blow up there own crashed ships if there is a risk of infiltration would they really let us in? We should instead use them to bait the Osijic in to a trap
>>43493050The 8 Advanced AA towers you have captured are on the side facing the planet. They were placed to fire into the back of any force heading towards the planet though you can place some onto the darkside of the planet.>Advanced AA-Tower: An upgraded form of the current AA-towers this more powerful weapon is able to strike ships in high orbit. Similar to the standard form but slower to charge and fire their energy beams. Cost: 30M>>43493229Darts can hold one Missile pod typeDropships can carry two, typically one of each though that can be changed to have both be one type.Looks like the consensus is save the Dagger Dropships. Also save Fightercraft or convert?The halls of the Base are soon filled with clusters of rolling spheres and scuttling domes of metal, a fifth of them sparking occasionally with static buildup. They are quickly herded into dropships where they curl up to save space.Created:>80 Crawlers- 240B 400M>20 EM Crawlers- 80B 140MStockpile:>1155B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>530M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 110M daily)
>>4349342220 Dart fighters- 200B 400Mequip 5 of them with needle launchers- 40Mequip 3 with sting launchers- 42MTotal Cost: 200B 482MBoy our metal stockpile sure didn't go very far.
>>43493471Backing this - try to find a canyon on the planet where we can park them safely.
>>43493422Save the fighter craft, assuming we can pilot them and have a comparable performance to our own craft. We could use them to fake an 11th hour cavalry charge coming to save the Netu fleet, and have them drop crawlers onto them instead.
>>43492530that a good or bad thing that he's copying HQQ?Those sounded like regular types of missiles to me honestly>>43493471We'd get more Darts if we convert the fighters>>43493422yes, convert fighetrcraft into Darts.I wonder if we should do a time skip to the day of so we can build up our reserves and create a large enough reserve of supplies to build a good strike force.We really need more mines
>>43493235Did they send a distress signal from the moon, if not we can use that into our advantage.
>>43493471Vote, >>43493518Why not the dark side of the moon?
>>43493552They had plenty of time to, we should ask them
>>43493550Dart > Fightercraft
>>43493553Dark side of Moon would be okay too if they were reasonably hidden.
>>43493551That was mostly light hearted ribbing on my part, didn't mean anything by it. Nothing wrong with taking inspiration from a quest with such a successful formula.
>>43493578If they did we can just relay a message that the enemy been defeated.
>>43493550You do have plenty of enslaved minions you could use to pilot a good portion of them and the dropships. Talons and stingers would be able to pilot them but not well.>>43493553>>43493611>>43493518Roll me 1d100 best of first 3 for scouting a hiding place on the moodjust realised this is the first roll of the night. for shame.I'm mostly using this thread to prepare for the conflict that's going to happen next thread>>43493471Created 20 Dart fighters- 200B 400Mequip 5 of them with needle launchers- 40Mequip 3 with sting launchers- 42MTotal Cost: 200B 482MStockpile:>955B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>48M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 110M daily)>>43493669I didn't take any offense but I did realize I worded them eerily close to HQQ's description of them.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>43493692
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>43493692
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>43493692Rolling for lunar stealth.
Man, why is the Hive so cool? In fact, all the factions in Destiny are cool as hell and really drives home exactly how bullfuck powerful Guardians are supposed to be despite the player not really feeling it during gameplay.
>>43493681They are too paranoid to trust that under the situation
>>43493692Can't you play longer of have the next thread be tomorrow? Last thread you said you would run on Sunday but you didn'tYou hurt me It feels good
I like how our Rival / Bro / Frenemy Ghul had us as a last / remnant thought, and trusted us / knew us well enough to trust us with his unwilling legacy and the future of his slice of the Necromantic Armarda.Sadly the Lightdrinker / Sun-Eater has probably gone irreversibly insane or if not, probably guaranteed to hold our absence against us and be our enemy for a few hundred millennia.
>>43493852Yeah, we're still needing to go after her though. No way we can take the Osjic empire if their warriors iced Ghul as primitives without magic.
>>43493888Their warriors didn't Ice Ghul though, it was a pair of Gods, they came down personally to wreck Ghul's shit in a bid of power, they just taught the Osjic how to siphon off bits and pieces of Ghul.Hell, I'm willing to bet that Ghul could have handled them even, he was at the height of his power unlike Jadyk right now, only one of them was powered by the same shit he was.
>>43493888History's greatest critical hit.
>>43493936Pretty sure those gods nuked his Star and he was following them for vengeance before the Osjic iced him.
>>43493692Your dropships, chariots, and new darts travel along the surface of the moon searching for a suitable place to hide your fledgling fleet. Here were numerous craters but few places hidden from aerial view.It was one of your Chariots that discovered a suitable location. At the impact site of a long ago meteor strike that shattered a mountain ridge. Under a ridge of shattered cliff there was a long but shallow cave where the crust had tilted up.It would suffice to hide fighters and dropships but larger craft would not be able to hide without excavation. Your Darts move to hide themselves in the shadow of the cave, the Stingers within going into hibernation as they wait.>>43493808I need an adultfuck, I am an adultSorry about the lack of threads last weekend. Halloween parties and family hospital visits, fun fun. I see no trouble with running on Saturday but I am busy tomorrow, sorry.
So, I just noticed that the Awoken's Queen looks like a female David Bowie.
>>43493936Mother in the Void and the Father from the Solar actually killed Ghul's patron (or so they say), a "God" that controlled the Void and bestowed it upon Ghul and the Voidknights. You still aren't sure who or what exactly killed Ghul himself.The Black Flame was part of the Undying Court alongside the Wormstar and Akka-Tor's patron
>>43493973It's ok I understand *is of sad*Question, could we do to our trolls the same that the osjiic do to there own to make the voidsongs? Can we do it to all our guys?
>>43494051Yes, indeed she does. Weird, right?>>43494057What was Akka's patron? Do we have any way to get in touch with the Undying court?
>>43494051All roads lead to David Bowy.
>>43494067Akka's patron was probably a sapient Black Hole, or make an Anti-Star, radiation either Darkness or a True Black Light.
>>43494065... WHY DIDNT WE THINK OF THIS EARLIER! Also I think the weak voidsong has out lived his usefulness. In to the cauldron or thinktank he goes for study
>>43494086...combined with the voice on Ron Perlman, probably his Lich or Slade voices, Jadyk should have personally populated half the entire galaxy by now.Y'know, if he wasn't undead and probably made his bodies sterile.
>>43494108He already did. Where do you think skeletons come from?
>>43494065Currently Lorgul believes that once he gains enough power by draining sources of the Void he would be able to create void powered units of his own.>>43494067The Wormstar was Jadyks connection to the Court. Without the Wormstar they can't connect to the others.The Court was more of an alliance of powerful undead and undead controlling entities than a physical location. They saw a chance to turn the galaxy to their own image once they conquered it. Each member of the Court would've gained an equal share of the Galaxy to rule.>>43493692Next Day: 2 Days to goStockpile:>1485B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>348M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 110M daily, Lunar Mine: 70M)Troop Totals:>Talons: 85 (All with Necroflensers)>Cyclops: 10 (All venomous>Stingers: 75 (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Shardspitters)>Gargoyles: 20 (10 Smoke, 10 Explosive)>Trolls: 24 (all ranged, 3 with melee weapons)>100 Crit Crawls (80 Necrotic, 20 Zapper)>2 Think Tanks>15 AA Towers (includes colonys)>8 Advanced AA Towers (Located on moon)>15 Catoblepas>6 Diggers>Enslaved Minions: Jor, 9 miners, 1 Osjiic Voidsinger, 1 Osjiic Commander, 1 Netu Engineer, 3 Netu Commander, 2 Netu Pilots, 1 Osjiic Weaponcrafter, 21 Colonists (includes ranchers, engineers, etc.), 1 Osjiic Captain, 4 Osjiic Soldiers, 12 Netu, 8 Humans, 10 Vorh, 3 Kesh, 1 Worker SunscaleVehicles:>2 Chariots>10 Dropships>20 Darts (5 Needle, 3 Sting)>23 Dagger Dropships >40 Dagger Fightercraft
>>43494247The creation of other Voidknights would require more than a Void charged Cauldron however. It would require the sacrifice of a powerful individual, not just restricted to the Osjiic Voidsingers.>>43494247Ongoing research>System Sensor>Skip Drive (Damaged, chance of destroying sample)Do you wish to create more units?(Darts have the cost of a dedicated pilot included btw)
>>43494295make 10 more diggers and lots of talons and stingers for fodder
>>4349424710 darts- 100B 200M5 needle pods- 40M2 sting pods- 28M
>>43494247Retrofit our 15 AA stations planetside to advanced levels, it possible.
>>43494330I wouldn't be opposed to even more crit crawlers, frankly.Saturation of orbital space would be ideal.
>>43494295Make 5 more think tanks (total cost is 50m and 50b) and have them study/fix/reverse engineer the skip drive. Even if it breaks I want them to keep studying it. Even if they think there done have them keep studyingThere only done when each of our soldiers have personal teleportation devices damm it!
>>43494247Create 10 Cyclops with venom glands.
>>43494371Ok I support this.
>>43494371Vote >>43494295We need more M
>>43494295Created units:10 Diggers: 150M5 Think Tanks: 50B 50MA new collection of Diggers hovers out to join the Dagger drones in the lunar mine, surprised by the richness of the ore on the moon.Within the depths of the moonbase you create a handful of additional Think Tanks, knowing you'll need their skills and assistance in controlling your forces in the coming battle. For now you set them to studying the Skip Drive with the assistance of the Dagger engineers explaining the complex mathematics and engineering specifications needed to repair, create, and operate one.Remaining stockpile:>1435B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>148M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 110M daily, Lunar Mine: 70M)You could start stripping down the extra materials from the Colony like the majority of their automated shuttles, unused buildings, the Osjiic dropships (Lorgul drained their cores so they are just sitting there powerless).You currently don't have enough enslaved minions to pilot all of your Dagger ships, currently you have 23 potential pilots.
>>43494371With our resources stretched as they are at the moment, we should hold off on doing this until after the battle. Be plenty of time for research then.
>>43494659I still say convert all fightercraft into Darts. Let the dropships be the trojan horses
>>43494659Could the dagger ships transport crawlers? We could have them get in close and under the shields and defenses of the Dagger clan ship and have them unload the little blighters onto it.
>>43494659Let's strip down the drained ships Can we MAKE pilots?
>>43494696No, we need them if we're going to easily get crawlers onto their clan ship, and they've got better armor than our darts besides.
>>43494729Probably shitty ones. I don't think our Talons are really designed with piloting in mind but I suppose they're betting than nothing.
>>43494659Ok, can you tell me in as much detail as we have access to in game, how do the shields work? Are they active or passive?Do they reflected or vaporize?I have an idea. I wonderful, awful idea and I need data!
>>43494740If we are making them we won't use the talon template, they would probably be human shaped
>>43494792>>43494740You fucks are vastly over complicating the issue.Scrap the pilots, go for direct interface.Hell, the FLOOD was able to do this when it was in retard-mode.
>>43494714Yes they can. All the dropships would have to do is open the cargo doors and they could pour out like so much deadly confetti.>>43494737Dagger Dropship armor = Reconstructed Dropship armor < Osjiic Dropship ArmorDagger fightercraft armor < Dart Armor>>43494768Shields function much like the FTL game. Always on, advanced and larger ships can have multiple layers but its costly as fuck. Sufficient damage causes the shield to drop temporarily or at least for the duration of battle as the projectors overheat. Some ships are able to reboot their shields in the midst of battle. Daggers and Osjiic do not have this.Special Ion weaponry can disable them quickly but you do not have access to such technology yet>>43494838The Dart and Dropship (need a better name for our type) sort of do have a built in pilot. Similar to a Stinger in build they connect directly to the ship and are essentially only able to leave if the ship crashes and they survived.
>>43494878By sending word to Jor back on the planet the Colony begins to strip down portions of unused buildings and dismantling broken vehicles including the Osjiic dropships.Gained: 540MStockpile:>1485B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>888M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 110M daily, Lunar Mine: 10 Diggers, Mining drones: 270M)After speaking with the Netu base commander you learn they did send a message ahead to the Gas Giant but in the days since they have received no answer to their hails. The Commander is unsure why they would go silent like this but says anything from technical difficulties, surviving Osjiic attackers, or the like could be the cause.
>>43494838But our skelly pilots are inferior to veteran Netu pilots.
>>43494878For a better name try Pin and Needle But what happens when an object comes in contact with the shield? It's it destroyed or can it sit on top of it? Can the shields block necrotic radiation?Then we convert the material of the drained ships to make what I'm going to continue calling pins and needles
>>43494980He's talking about opening up the pilot seat and just depositing a giant loogie of Necro-powered biomass with the directive of "Shove your nervous tissue / Fine manipulator appendages into EVERYTHING and then wait for a Think Tank or me to tell you to do other stuff."It's basically making a drone out of a manned craft by replacing the man with a giant direct-interface USB port.
>>43494988Beams fizzle and slugs are vaporized. Shields do block most of necrotic energy but the "radiation" that leaks through is not enough to cause significant immediate damage to a ship.Personal shielding has not yet been perfected except in rare instances across the galaxy.Dropships are now called Coffins
>>43495017So... Give it a necro brain?>>43494988Pins and needles? God dam it stop making good names! Our enemies will fear the feeling of pins and needles along there soul
>>4349496725 fighter Darts- 250B 500M15 Needle pods- 120M7 Stinger pods- 98M10 Cyclops w/venom glands- 50B 50MTotal: 300B 768M>>43494988Eh, pins are pretty much the same things as needles.
>>43494988>>43495085Although that is some impressive punnage there anon.
>>43495041Wait, the shielded ship is the one carrying the smaller raiding ships, so ether there are holes in the shield to pass through, the shield gose down to let them out, or there own ships can pass through the shield in harmed.Is it any of those?
>>43495067>>43494988Dropships are now Coffins but since I switch Swarm missiles to Needle missiles I suppose Pin Missiles could work for Sting missiles.It's getting really close to when I'm supposed to stop for the night so I'll update the stockpile amount to reflect the next day so people can make plans.THanks for play folks, hope you all had fun, I know I do.Will stay up a bit to answer quick questions.Thread archives here, please vote if you can: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsDon't forget I have a new Ask.fm for the quest: ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuest>>43495113Ships and weapons fire can exit but cannot enter. It's a one-way door, if that makes sense. To take in ships they would have to temporarily turn off their shields which means it takes until the end of a battle before they normally drop them to take in their ships.Some shield tech does allow friendly ships to enter through a shield but the Daggers do not have access to that.The Osjiic battlecruisers and battleships do.
>>43494878>All the dropships would have to do is open the cargo doors and they could pour out like so much deadly confetti.Okay, I am now officially sold on this idea.
>>43495214How much of the setting/story do you have planned out?
>>43495214Hold on, if one is going to be named coffin then the other needs to be named nail. It has to flow man
>>43495214If we're not going to vote on new units right now, can you tell us how big our resource pile will be at the start of the next thread? I'd like to get my write ins in order.
>>43495279>All these fantastic puns. I really hope Jadyk either revives or finds his fellow members of the Undying Court, if only to share his puns with someone.
>>43495214Stockpile:>2545B (15 Catoblepas: 450B daily, 4Herds: 80B daily)>1988M (6 Diggers: 120M daily, Miners: 160M daily, Lunar Mine: 10 Diggers, Mining drones: 270M)Also remembered that the Miners were building and expanding mining operations/mountain fortress construction.>>43495248Setting is mostly figured out but expanding constantly.I don't want to admit how much of the story is winging it based around a vague plot and outline.>>43495281I'm going to look at the suggested troops for how we can start on Saturday. Start of next thread will have the Fleets arriving the next dayIf the Masked was telling the truth, afterall
>>43495308I'll keep them coming, but if we ever need to go incognito out fake name should be Bill Door. If you get the reference than you have good taste
>>43495313But how do you feel about the ships being named coffin and nail?
>>43495313Could you add venom glands to the default Cyclops design? I assume they all have them, but I have to remember to add the adaptation cost to them whenever we make them.
>>43495364I'll edit their base design to include them as a default.Other units can still get the venom gland adaptation.>>43495341I was kind of attached to the name Darts for the fighters but I suppose nails could work just as well if I do name the dropships coffins. Dropships are more like the HQQ style shuttles in that once you get proper combat ships beyond these two they will be relegated to resource management.All this talk of darts, stingers, needles, pin missiles keeps making me think the reconstructed resemble wasps in a way.
>>43495433But we are keeping with a pun theme, even if we had lips we would still be smiling
I like Affably evil / neutral Jadyk.He's everybody's friend, up until they aren't, or he needs your body to be broken down for more efficient workers / unique biological traits he can apply to units.
So Jyoti, how many times has the Dread Wormstar metaphorically patted itself on the back for the decision to elevate The worm that was Jadyk over the eons?
I love how Jadyk is inevitably going to end up as Daggerfall Mannimarco >Scary as fuck>Rather cordial and welcoming, presumably you aren't rude>Friendly because he can afford to be>So powerful that the Daedric Prince that fucking HATES Undead with all the fury of ten thousand burning stars is afraid to push the line>Covered in bitches, so many bitches, what the fuck, where does he get so many fine bitches?>Oh, he raises them from childhood to be fine nigh-immortal murder bitches.>If he wants to be a skelly, he's a fucking skelly, if he wants flesh to give a bitch the giant D, he has it.>Stylin' on everyone.
>>43495971I guess a couple millennia of entombment really mellows out liches. Back then he was all about raising cain and stripping entire worlds of life for the glory of the Wormstar. Now, eh, live and let die. The living pull their weight well enough and don't start shit, so whatever. Not like he's got any reason to shake the boat and rush his return to the intergalactic stage, he's got nothing but time after all.
>>43496296I thought it was said somewhere that the Undying Court wasn't really all about "Death to all Living!" and was more "Death to the living who aren't on our side!" and had entire civilizations of living inside their borders?I might just be carrying on from a line or two Jyoti said, but the Undying Court wasn't retarded enough to throw away such a valuable resource as living subjects.
>>43496325I think you're right, it's just the overall tone of his leadership that has changed I guess. >>43496229This sums up my view of Jadyk perfectly. Except for maybe the bitches. For now.
>>43496390The bitches are non-negotiable.Naturally, I expect Jyoti to just gloss over the entire issue, but they will be there, and everyone knows it.
>>43496390>>43496422No no, he needs the bitches, he just can't remember why.
>>43496812He's not THAT senile man.
>>43496812>>43496939I like to think that once we get under way and start building palaces and castles worthy of an interstellar king, Jadyk will just add them because that's what any self respecting interstellar lord did when he was entombed. And everybody who's aware of it is too intimidated to tell him that nobody does that sort of thing anymore, so rumors just start going around about him being a total pimp.
>>43497062Kinda reminds me of that time in Predator Quest where we rolled a nat 20 when giving the Dick to a female.That was a glorious moment.
>>43496939It's not that he is old and senile, it's that he was a fucking SLUG. He has no reproductive instincts, at least not the way anyone would think of as reproduction
>>43497418He was only a Worm for a comparatively short amount of time.
>>43497418He's completely swapped out body types and physiological layouts throughout his unlife, and he clearly doesn't plan on stopping that. I think we all know where this is going to end up.
>>43497490It always ends with Bowy
>>43497418>Implying slugs don't have any reproductive instictsAnon, anon stop. You do not want me to start discussing slug mating habits here. If you thought ducks had weird dicks, you don't even wanna know what slugs have got.
>>43497940>>43497418Actually Slug dicks are very interesting, and always deserve to be discussed.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG9qpZ89qzc
>>43498523I wasn't referring to the dicks themselves, I was referring to the love darts.
>>43498638I thought that was only flatworms? Also, Flatworms write their memory into chemicals inside their body, if another flatworm or similar enough creature eats them or feels said chemicals, they can experience the original flatworm's memories, simple as they may be, real Lovecraft-tier shit if you ignore how rudimentary those creatures are.
>>43498657While that is utterly fascinating, I am quite sure love darts are integral feature of the mating rituals of certain species of slugs and mollusks. Which is rather disturbing to consider in the context of our kinetic weapons and fighter ship designs. Might explain Jadyk's preference for weapons firing barb like projectiles at extreme speeds.
>>43489520Can we please, please, please god forge one of the Voidsingers into our body already so we can exploit the power of the Void?
>>43495214so why are we not mass producing crit crawlers, drop ships and ground troops. Use drop ships to make a huge minefield of crit crawlers, have them all go dormant near moon base, build AA towers to attract attention wait for the battle to being let them damage each other for a bit, as one side gets the upper hand, open fire with towers, as enemies move in to attack, activate crit crawlers disable as many ships as possible...board, capture, turn repeat.
>>43498921also can we invent infect critters? say, a basic infantry that attacks an enemy, grapples them and implants a control chip like our armour?
>>43496229>>43496390>>43496422You people are going to ruin this quest. You faggots who always subvert "tropes" and try to make them "cool". Ugh.
>>43498921We are, we're churning out these units as fast as our resources come in. The only way we could produce even more of them is to increase our income, but given our tight time scale we've so far been opting to focus on turning over as many frontline units as possible instead of investing in harvesting units, by and large. >>43498974>Trying to subvert 'tropes'>While taking inspiration from a 20 year old vidya characterWhatever you say bud.
>>43499057You're debating between making him David Bowie and Mannimarco, both two guys who don't really fit the whole tone of "mass murdering undead lich-alien that used to be a bodiless slug"I'm not saying he has to make dull speeches, whine about a phylacetry or just be mister generic villain but why the fuck are we discussing making him a fabulous pimp, that's fucking retarded.
>>43498938That's a good pic for Lorgul honestly.
>>43499057>>43498921The plan was for the thread to be used for discussing what and how many troops we want to retroactively make in prep for the fleets arrivals so Jyoti can start off with it ok Saturday thread
>>43499140>>43498974Y'know Jyoti's main inspiration for this entire thing was The Hive from Destiny right? With the Main Man Oryx himself finally pushing him over the line?Even Oryx had bitches, granted his two main bitches were his daughters while his sons were out and about fighting each other in foreign corners of the universe, but Oryx had bitches.The best villains are pimps, or are affably evil, or are polite smiling monsters, Jadyk so far has been all of these, Mannimarco was all of these, David Bowie in Labyrinth was all of these.Hell, even the Overmind had a bitch.
>>43499371>granted his two main bitches were his daughtersPlease anon, we aren't Shadow Quest.
>>43499371Yeah, this quest is going to descend into waifu shit and bollocks soon.Just like Joker Quest and Aspiring Emperor Quest did.
>>43499737/tg/ loves Empire building more than waifus, /tg/ loves Necromancy more than waifus, /tg/ loves HAHA! SCIENCE! more than waifus, /tg/ loves MAGICSCIENCE! more than waifus.So no, it's probably not going to descend into waifu shit, you pessimistic cunt, at worst it's going to end up like Hive Queen quest and be a fucking joke people poke fun at.The only time this would ever probably be a serious issue is with the Lightdrinker / Sun-Eater, and that would probably be more about a way to rejoin those two branches of the Undying Court rather than true waifu'ing, and it probably won't mean much beyond "Yeah, we got hitched a couple billion years ago, we only see each other every fifteen millennia and are good friends and enemies."
>>43499737Are you one of the anons who downvote these threads en mass when the Jyoti forgets to put the quest tag on them? Because you come across as being that level of salty for no reason.
>>43499737I think Jyoti avoids waifus and such.I think he might be gay or asexual
>>43499903Or he just keeps his private life private
>>43499799Aspiring Emperor has all of those things besides Necromancy, which it replaces with elves, becoming a god and other shit.Joker had mechs and awesome combat. tg loves both of those, didn't save it.>>43499893Excuse my pessimism; /tg/'s known for it's great quest track record, right? I mean, no quest ever became shit over time because people would be like "lol, lets make Risa randumb because it'll be funny lol" or "of course the soulless sociopath can have friends, they've been acting like they're friends this whole time" (which in particular annoys me because the word acting is in that sentence but people can't be aware, can they?)So, no. I've seen a lot of good quests turn shit, right around the 10 mark too. The way this is going, it'll join them.>>43499903Well, this is one of the few things that might actually result in things turning out well.
>>43500303Pretty sure Joker was far and away not a waifu quest.
>>43500317Wtf? Is this asshole really posting this in EVERY thread?
>>43499903>>43500303I'm pretty sure that Jyoti avoids waifus to keep this kind of drama away.I doubt this quest will crash and burn as fast as you think. His Ghoul Civ was waifu-free even at 45+ threads.But then again it was full of mutants and undead. Furthest he went was having the two leaders of the tribe be a couple and having a goblin/human (both ghouls) lesbian couple
Bump.Anyone going to post planned units?