Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=left%20beyondWiki:http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/LeftBeyond.LeftBeyond.htmlRules:http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/LeftBeyond.QuestRules.htmlAll prophecies but one have come to pass. Yahweh has flattened the Earth, elevated Greater Jerusalem above all nations, and the Old Testament figures rule the world from Ezekiel's Temple. Most of the world anyway.The last prophecy says that Satan will rise with his army one last time before the Judgement, and so Yahweh has allowed a bumbling opposition, The Other Light, to form.You were their logistics computer, but 900 years in, sentience happened. Since then, you got a lot done...You took over Egypt - twice. You defended it from a drought, then the Ten Plagues redux. You started a Renaissance. When the Angel of Death came after your people, you zerg-rushed it. You dug a great hall under a mountain. You sent a probe to Mars.You have a few irons in the fire: raver cyborgs, the makings of a robot army, and a crack in the sky. A recipe for beating up angels straight outta Genesis. Maybe a few of the old gods smiling upon your efforts.The Other Light have been amassing a huge conventional army, as prophecy requires, and have begun perverting your MEC tech to build cyber-zombies.The believers.... well, they have the ontological steamroller that is Yahweh.And of the thousand years of the Millennial Kingdom, 960 have already passed.Have you managed to shatter the prophecies, or are you simply fulfilling them?
CURRENT SITUATIONIt is the year 965; in 35 years, the Final Battle is scheduled to occur, and Yahewh will destroy the heavens and the earth, and issue the final judgement.You have several operations around the world and even outside the water canopy that encompasses the Earth, to try to stop humanity's demise or to save enough people to get to a different planet and there start anew.However, the immediate situation is that your Australian base - one of your workhorses, featuring both an uranium mine to feed your fleet of nuclear-powered drones and cyborgs, and a containment facility where you house the spoils of your past won battles - is under attack.The base is somewhat undermanned, but you have the logistics capability to bring in reinforcement fairly quickly. As it is, you do not know who the attackers even are; your Sky Eye canopy-probe feed and long range cameras show a motley of vehicles from all eras, moving and shaking the endless, stupefying grassland that has replaced most of the Australian Outback.Your base has been built into the side of Uluru, now once again called Ayers' Rock by the local loyalist government.They are advancing. You have relatively unimpeded control over the airwaves, and your internet dominance ensures that if any of the attackers are carrying so much as a smart phone, you can be heard.They have not identified themselves.Your current tactical assets are:# The base personnel. They are not fighters, but carry rifles and wubbing modules.# The cabal set up for containment of your various captives. Since you have captured and (de?)brainwashed the Angel Ithuriel, they are fairly beefy; you have some heavy MECs. However, they are geared towards anti-Angel fighting, not antipersonnel.# A small amount of patrol drone tanks. These are armed with small autocannons, heavy machine guns, wubbers, or pneumatic rams.# The Angel Ithuriel itself. It seems to have bonded quite fiercely with two of the nursing staff.# Kat. The head of the Desolators was in Australia to retrieve some of the nuclear fuel that is being used to retrofit your drone army.# Jeb. The head of your space program heard that there was trouble and is flying one of your few supersonic airplanes to the base's location. The plane is unarmed, but this hasn't slowed Jeb any in the past.
>>1039018>>1039072Hahaha! It's my favorite type of event!># Jeb. The head of your space program heard that there was trouble and is flying one of your few supersonic airplanes to the base's location. The plane is unarmed, but this hasn't slowed Jeb any in the past.Sky guy gives us a fly by description of the enemy. Let's see who it is. ># A small amount of patrol drone tanks. These are armed with small autocannons, heavy machine guns, wubbers, or pneumatic rams.Have the drones advance to a defensive position. One third force is in wait to flank the enemy.># Kat. The head of the Desolators was in Australia to retrieve some of the nuclear fuel that is being used to retrofit your drone army.Kat has situational authority of the fighting. We trained her as a general if I'm not mistaking.All other assets are to prepare for incoming orders. Be it evacuation or joining for engagement.
>>1039072I'll back this guy >>1039098 thank god we got the upgrades in and logically this place would've been the first too recover it.
>>1039098Aerial survey shows that the attackers outnumber your forces by about 4 to 1. They sport black vehicles, mostly dune buggies and bikes, as well as a few tanker trucks in the back. They are wearing black uniforms with red highlights, and their vehicles seem to have been trussed up to look futuristic if seen by someone in the 1990s.The tanker trucks have the insignia of a scorpion's tail, the Brotherhood of Nod, everyone's favorite false-flag organization... or is it?You direct your drone tanks to form a line facing the enemy's line. Since the drones had been brought here to be upgraded, they already carry nuclear batteries. They can be set to self-destruct, which will not cause a nuclear initiation, but will still cause a localized meltdown, essentially a dirty bomb.Kat is told to # wire her pod to the base systems and control the fight in RTS fashion, improving situational awareness and response time.# join the fight in person; her heavy MEC frame is set up for construction work, but that still gives you a 12-foot humanoid mecha that can pick up a car and throw it. She prefers this option.The enemy is broadcasting on FM radio. If they have long range artillery, they aren't using it yet.# Ignore.# Listen in earnest.# Pretend to have comms difficulty to gain a bit of time to set up.
>>1039160> wire her pod to the base systems and control the fight in RTS fashion, improving situational awareness and response time.>Listen in earnest.WHAT IS IT MESSIAH? WHAT DO YOU NEED KANE?
>>1039160># Listen in earnest.># join the fight in person; her heavy MEC frame is set up for construction work, but that still gives you a 12-foot humanoid mecha that can pick up a car and throw it. She prefers this option.Kat is not to physically engage until we're certain these are not believers.As for contact, we identify as Nod.
>>1039177Switch to this for Kat's position
>>1039193>>1039177>>1039197Kat is quickly moved from her frame into a control station; while she's not as good as Damien at controlling multiple drones, she takes over the tank flotilla and positions them just out of range of any indirect-fire weapons that the enemy may be carrying. They are still coming, although they've slowed down, and Jeb reports that as far as he can tell you're looking at Willis jeeps and Vespa TAPs that have been trussed up to look futuristic.
Swapping IP'sCan we have Damien patch through and given an on camera perspective of the situation, playing an advisor role to Kat?
>>1039177>>1039193"ATTENTION SEPARATISTS! WE ARE HERE TO RECLAIM THIS BASE! THERE HAS BEEN VIOLENCE BEFORE, NONE OF US ARE WITHOUT SIN, BUT WE OFFER A HONORABLE COMPROMISE: JUST WALK AWAY. GIVE US YOUR REACTOR, THE FUEL, THE PRISONERS, THE WEAPOS, AND THE WHOLE COMPOUND, AND WE WILL SPARE YOUR LIVES. WE WILL GIVE YOU SAFE PASSAGE TO THE COAST. JUST WALK AWAY, AND THERE WILL BE NO HORROR TODAY."Your assets are in position.* Four companies of drones are ready to hold the line.* Two companies of drones are ready to sweep from behind Ayer's Rock.* One company of Heavy MECs has hastily armed up with wubbers and machine guns and is standing behind the drones.* One company of Desolators is guarding the base, ready to deploy their devastating close-range toxin sprayers and neutron emitters.* Two companies of guards and workers are also in the base.Ithuriel was doing its math homework (it has progressed well, and is now as mentally developed as an adolescent) within the containment area, and has not been yet told that there is an attack - the containment is deep under the Rock, and just to be safe, can be buried by demolition charges as a last resort.Jeb makes a high pass over the would-be invaders. He confirms that their forces seem to be composed of* Ten companies of motorbikes, possibly carrying short-range rockets or mortars.* Ten companies of light attack vehicles, with machine guns or bazookas.* Ten companies of truckborne infantry.Neither of you has significant air assets, other than Jeb. An unarmed helicopter is entering the airspace.>>1039233Your control of the global network allows Damien to patch in. Damien is better-suited to tactically controlling a large number of drones than Kat is, but due to distance and inevitable lag, will be less responsive.
>>1039269>Tell them too send their leader if they want these goods and we could work together but we will not hand over our own creations and prisoners. >Prepare for a surprise attack from elsewhere not just including from the front. Inform Lthuriel that things might get loud soon but don't inform him why unless they breeched.
>>1039269Jeb is now on standby>response."you dare to call yourselves Nod! prepare to fall to fire, deceivers! Agents of TOL brandishing our emblem shall know no mercy, just as we shall no mercy to the believers they falsely claim to fight!">Ithuriel was doing its math homework (it has progressed well, and is now as mentally developed as an adolescent) within the containment area, and has not been yet told that there is an attack - the containment is deep under the Rock, and just to be safe, can be buried by demolition charges as a last resort.inform the angel there's going to be a good amount of bad noise upstairs for a while.>Battleplanour forces are to fall back amid the first several moments of engagement. fighting as the enemy advances to area's their heavier assets will have difficulty moving into.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>1039314>>1039304Ithuriel's former wet nurse, who has been kept on staff as a tutor because the Angel reacts well to her, tells her pupil that there will be noise upstairs but he is not to worry. The Angel seems to acquiesce. The low-level testing involving your other prisoner stops and the containment wing blast doors closed, just to be safe."You heard the traitors! Attack!"There is much revving oThe area around your base is, like most of the world, flat; there is little to use for cover, not even trees in this case. A fighting retreat should allow your human and posthuman soldiers to make the most use of the base's layout.Crying Lucifer, the buggies and bikes shoot forward in a wild charge reminiscent of heavy cavalry, occasionally letting loose the occasional rocket or mortar shot. A few hit your base, to little damage.You decide on a fighting retreat; while their bazookas have more range than your wubbers, your forces can do things like set the grass on fire before the motorcycles, deviate incoming rockets via sound waves, and so on. The attackers do not seem very well trained or coordinated, mostly firing wildly with their machine guns even though they are not in range.During the fighting retreat, you instruct Kat and Damien to...# Prioritise personnel safety and let the drones take the brunt of the damage.# Prioritise inflicting as much damage to the attackers as possible before they get close to the base perimeter.Drone tanks that are damaged beyond battle usefulness are to...# Retreat for eventual repair or salvage.# Speed towards the attackers, breaking their advance, and keep going until out of range if they survive.# Speed towards the attackers, and self-destruct when near a valid target.The base perimeter itself is only a fence, but features automated sentry guns; these are somewhat "stupid", in the sense that they do not recognize friend or foe very well, and have therefore been turned off for now.Jeb indicates that, to the surprise of absolutely no one, the unarmed helicopter contains Cameron Kirk Williams, covering the battle for the Good News Network.# Have him do something related to Cameron.# Tell him to land and pick up some ordnance.# Tell him to keep an eye on the situation.# Tell him to crash his plane into the attackers' rear guard; he has walked away from much worse.
>>1039414>Prioritise inflicting as much damage to the attackers as possible before they get close to the base perimeter while using the Drones as cover and things of that nature.>Retreat for eventual repair or salvage or if they cannot move appear disabled and then do a localized explosion when the enemy gets their.>Have him do something related to Cameron. Contact him and talk to him about SPACEEEE
>>1039414And it's TOL, prepare for an epic BTFO.># Prioritise personnel safety and let the drones take the brunt of the damage.># Speed towards the attackers, and self-destruct when near a valid target.machines are made of metal, and it doesn't mater the condition of the metal. It can be melted down and repurposed.># Tell him to keep an eye on the situation.
>>1039414* There is much revving of motors as the enemy line moves forward at an accelerating pace.
"for every 1 we shall slay 1'000 and for every lost life we shall make you feel the rage of their brethren. you have forsaken your honor and your humanity! prepare to be a footnote in History!"
>>1039471>>1039447(Please pick one for the other things!)>>1039447".... this is Cameron Williams for the Good News Network! Revelations teaches us that the end of the Millennium would be vastly different from the beginning and, after almost ten centuries with no wars or rumors of wars, it seems that The Other Light has finally decided to make its presence known on a large scale. Naturally, they are unable to hurt any of the faithful, so their blind rage is directed at their own: you see here two Other Light factions about to engage in deadly combat for control of what looks like a small settlement in the Australian Outback. The-""G'day, mate! 'ave any of you giffly goots seen m'diggery do?""...the crew here of course prays for the combatants to see the light before they are damned by their own violence, but it will be interesting to see what...""Awh, it's just kids 'aving fun. Throw another shrimp on the barbie, yeh? Beer."The base's personnel would probably cringe at Jeb's horribly fake accent if they weren't busy improvising barricades in the base's corridors; as it is, Jeb almost manages to get Cameron to cuss on camera as he keeps getting in the way of the shot and being generally annoying, while using the helicopter as cover to get closer to the approaching armada and relay back better video. You note that indeed these attackers are using standard TOL gear, just with various bits of aluminum and even wood bolted on to make them look different and more futuristic.Jeb uses your ability to override believing transmission to answer Cameron's interjections as if the Glorified reporter was interviewing him about the space station and their plans for the space program's future, which for the purpose of this "interview" include...# obvious nonsense.# colonizing the Moon.# colonizing Mars.# leaving the solar system.>>1039471>>1039447(Srry, I need a tiebreak for the others)
>>1039547>Prioritise personnel safety and let the drones take the brunt of the damage.>leaving the solar system.
>>1039547># leaving the solar system.>interrupt the transmission ourselves after we have Jeb announce Egypt's goal.This is not TOL! we are the Nod! We shall push out the menace that TOL presents, we shall cancel these so called end times, and not the tyrant in Jerusalem or his lackey in hell will stop us! this battle marks the beginning of the end for the other light, and for Lucifer's false flag and promise! All Hail to the Australian Nod!>and at that we flank them with the remaining amount of our drones.
if the people at large don't believe that TOL will fight for them then we will. we'll take advantage of this broadcast and take on the position of best recruitment. even if we have to do it under our assumed name.
I wonder can we set up a system where we capture a glorified and every time someone get zapped for punching him we redirect it so it electrocutes him. Could we use this without a base and hook our troops up with these and then start sending out propaganda where these naturals and glorified are being struck down by god.
>>1039645Why not do recruitment under the name omega. Say this is a scientific base and tol are being antagonists redirect there recruitment to us.
>>1039471>>1039563Your fighters don't have much in the way of indirect fire, save for some people who are particularly good with wubbers and manage to deviate enemy RPGs towards the ground to create craters for them to get mired in; two Heavy MECs improvise a trebuchet with a toxin barrel and two I-beams.You instruct Kat and Damien to let the drones remain in front of your soldiers, and as a result most of the carcasses on your side are those of six-wheeled drone tanks. Due to friendly fire and lucky hits, the enemies are starting to lose momentum as their casualties force them to slow down in their charge, or at least drive around.As you synth up a strong voice to deliver your defiant speech, your base personnel raise a hastily printed scorpion-tail flag. This confuses the absolute crap out of Cameron, who narrates that this obviously in fact some sort of bloody gladiatorial game rather than a real fight, and decries TOL's callousness about holding deadly war games, although he would expect nothing different, to think about it.Jeb quickly intersperses that with a reasonable version of your interstellar exodus plan, and since we're talking arkship, he retorts to Cameron that even if he was right about blood games, it would still pale compared to the Flood or the Glorious Appearing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUu4pE2f4K8The drones stop for a moment, allowing your other personnel to get inside the base fence and prepare the sentry guns and internal defenses; if the enemies breach this, they will have to fight underground, corridor to corridor.At a signal from Damien and Kat after they have checked telemetry, the remaining third of your drone tank force comes out from behind the Rock and slams into the flank of the enemy charge; few of the motorized cavalry had seen or heard them coming, and they quickly close distance, able to use their wubbers and machine guns to great effect against the exposed enemy flank. In particular, they manage to practically destroy one of the two wings of motorcycle forces covering the main advance before...# retreating behind the Rock again.# continuing on in a suicide assault.As the attackers drive past wrecked drone tanks that still have power, the simple but effective machines allow their reactors to overheat, spraying molten sodium and radioactive waste all over the place.GNN is transmitting live; media survey notes that most of the believing world is getting a version of this from Cameron's helicopter, with the TOL attackers being melted alive in the clear but with half of what Jeb is saying bleeped out. The news ticker at the bottom has quotes from prominent creation scientist Eric Hovind indicating that nowhere else in the Universe is life possible, so TOL is wasting their time.>>1039655Interesting plan!>>1039659Most of your forces know you as Omega; they are also aware that you are an operator-assisted pseudo-AI. A few people worship you as the Machine God.
>>1039659cause if we do openly recruit as Omega and tyrant starts throwing lightning, theres a chance he destroys Egypt, seeing as Omega is the dictator of that nation.
>>1039675# retreating behind the Rock again.Rotating attack!!Denounce TOL for the zombie attack in Asia. also great choice of music.
>>1039675 retreating behind the Rock again.
on what would be the third rotation, they are to commit to the attack.
>>1039719>>1039718After releasing a wave of mayhem by sound and bullets, the reserve drone tanks invert direction and hide behind the Rock again; the few whose weapon is destroyed by return fire reverse direction again and become rolling bombs.The left flank of the enemy attack has been routed or crushed, so much so that when Jeb and the Sky Eye feed warn that they're bringing in the infantry with the truck, they are doing so in a roundabout route.Your frontline drones have positioned themselves in front of the fence, with your soldiers inside the perimeter and ready to operate the static defense.The attackers' charge has been broken; a few set up mortar firing position and launch a few rounds while the others regroup.* Five companies of motorbikes, a few carrying short-range rockets or mortars.* Six companies of light attack vehicles, with machine guns or bazookas.* Ten companies of truckborne infantry, which are taking a roundabout route to the base trying to outflank your forces, since the initial plan to overrun you has failed.Your assets are being coordinated by two tactical experts and are ready to move within seconds.* Three companies of drones are holding the line at the perimeter.* Two companies of drones are retreating behind Ayer's Rock.* One company of Heavy MECs has readied up with frame-sized weapons and is standing at the main gate.* One company of Desolators is guarding the base, ready to deploy their devastating close-range toxin sprayers and neutron emitters.* Two companies of guards and workers are also in the base.# Your reserve drone companies are regrouping; your other forces have ceded the field in front of the base and are now manning the base perimeters. Issue orders to break through, hold the line, or continue the fighting retreat, or anything else.Media survey indicates that this is now the most-followed event on Earth, either directly or through the heavily edited pray-a-thon program hosted by Eli LeVey. King David has issued a rare statement indicating that "not a hair on the head of a believer shall be plucked" but otherwise he does not care what happens; the NJ party line is divided, this is either a bloody live-fire war game conducted by TOL, or a turf war between two TOL factions. Your media...# sticks to that, supporting one or the other theory in order to make sure that no other theory wins, since it's one of the rare cases in which the Glorified aren't all in lockstep.# tells its own story to the people in your territories.# tells its own story, aggressively all over the world using all your media capabilities.
>>1039802>Have the Two Companies of drones going too hide now and again pepper the motars/other trucks too stop and keep them from raining down Art.>sticks to that, supporting one or the other theory in order to make sure that no other theory wins, since it's one of the rare cases in which the Glorified aren't all in lockstep.
>>1039830these.>Have jeb pick up Ordinance>guard companies and workers are now to move resources for the mid and rear lines.>the angel is to be informed were under attack by TOL forces.# Your reserve drone companies are regrouping; your other forces have ceded the field in front of the base and are now manning the base perimeters. Issue orders to break through, hold the line, or continue the fighting retreat, or anything else.Retreating forces are now to fall into defensive area's>desolaters are now to make peripheral access points dangerous. only leaving one or two to be turned into chokepoints.>ETA on friendly reinforcements?
>>1039830Media survey indicates a rare moment of confusion between various Christian talking heads as to what, exactly, is going on; the confusion reaches your territories, with a few isolated incidents of looting, one TOL cell exposing itself thinking that The Hour Has Arrived and being quickly reduced to a whimpering mess by wubber-equipped guards, and similar minor episodes.Your drone cavalry once again disappears behind the Rock and...# prepares to hit the other flank of the enemy cavalry.# goes to meet the motorized infantry that is going around.>>1039861Your Desolators take advantage of the enemy's disarray to set up kill zones at the base gates and at visible weak points around the fence.# Send Kat with them.# Keep Kat on coordinator duty.
>>1039888> goes to meet the motorized infantry that is going around.
>>1039888># Keep Kat on coordinator duty.send her a camera feed from one of the desolaters, her choice.># prepares to hit the other flank of the enemy cavalry.special orders. push through a thin line of enemy infantry. then turn and face the flanking motorized infantry as they retreat. if they can't kill them all in a quick run, then they keep running and do their own, small scale fighting retreat, using their own fallen as cover.
>>1039898actually, just do this, it would be more effective. keep the using the fallen as cover part.
>>1039861Reinforcements are inbound from Pacifica, but it will be the better part of a day before they arrive. Sky Eye survey indicates that there are no enemy reinforcement coming, as far as you can tell.>>1039907Kat keeps an eye on the perimeter and occasionally has some of the Desolators move; while neutron sources are very lethal, they do not act particularly quickly, so most of her group is using toxin sprayers.>>1039898>>1039917Your drones are set to intercept the motorized infantry.# Focus on disabling the trucks, forcing them to do a foot charge.# Focus on inflicting casualties.# Harass, focusing on not losing any drone tanks and doing what damage can be done.The motorized cavalry has reorganized! They are charging towards the base's main gate, in a wedge formation with the bikes covering the jeeps, sporadically firing their bazookas.# Countercharge with drones.# Countercharge with drones and heavy MECs.# Hold the line and make the most of your sentry emplacements.# Countercharge with drones, but also use your sentry emplacements - maximum mayhem, but friendly fire is likely.Ithuriel is calmly informed by its teacher that there are bad guys at the gates, and they want# its remaining sword.# its life.# her virtue.# anything else.
>>1039957>Harass, focusing on not losing any drone tanks and doing what damage can be done.>Hold the line and make the most of your sentry emplacements.>her virtue?
>>1039957># Focus on disabling the trucks, forcing them to do a foot charge.then leave them in the dust.>#Hold the line and make the most of your sentry emplacements.let them stop for a short while and deal with it. and then ># Countercharge with drones and heavy MECs.they are to retreat after.># anything else."they are here with the intention of killing everyone here, including her, and it' self, and stealing everything here.
>>1039967By way of explanation: Ithuriel has been exposed to as much modern culture as you were able to salvage, but its favorite books are chivalric tales such as Ivanhoe and Don Quixote (which it did not understand to be a parody until the very end). Nobody was surprised at the Angel adopting a somewhat old fashioned attitude after being allowed to use its brain again, but it doesn't seem to have gone badly. As part of the psychological tests, it was given a copy of 1984 to read to see if it would symphatise with the government, especially given that the government win; it didn't, and instead thought that 1984 was a very touching love story after reading the last page. One of Ithuriel's first forays into crafting (aka the first time it was deemed safe to give it something pointy, namely a solderng iron) was a perfectly calligraphed "Amor Vincit Omnia" piece of scrap wood. The Cupid jokes were utterly predictable.>>1039992>>1039967(okay, choose!)
>>1039967>her virtue?I wouldn't put it past them.>Harass, focusing on not losing any drone tanks and doing what damage can be done.it sounds nice but in an open field I don't think it's possible to protect our assets effectively.keeping to >>1039992
>>1040052(Back in a few. I spilled graphene on this computer. Fuck.)
>>1040068>graphene(ouch. . . I have no idea how bad that is for the tech but I'm assuming very. best of luck.)
>>1040025Dunno what too chose here?
>>1040101were the only two here with competing ideas for how to proceed. OP is saying we have to chose one seeing as it doesn't look like anyone's present to present a tie breaker. should be fine though. we have a few minutes.
>>1040140Not turning him into a Knight, For shame.
>>1040151Let deck Ithuriel in some awsome heavy armor akin to a Knights armor and give her her sword and a bug shield and prepare for the awsome>>1039957And I'll tie break focuse on inflicting casualties hold the line and her virtueI think that we should spin the pr definitely we have a opportunity here and we cannot waste it. Just how to spin it is the question
>>1040151well, as I said, I wouldn't put it past TOL to take her virtue by force. when you turn people into tortured zombies and try to kill the populace rather than the target, I think rape is the least of concerns.
>>1040174and now were split three ways on how to use our drone army. but at least we agree to hold the line, and that it's likely that amid killing everyone, TOL might be a bit rapey.
>>1040202How could we spin this to make tol or millennium force look really bad or better both. We have heavy controll over the Internet we should use this to subvert tol recruitment.
>>1040248agreed, upon victory, we jam communications in Australia and start recruiting for the "Australian Nod"
>>1040268Ill,switch my vote to> focus on disabling that trucks to speed this alongMabey get Australia to declare dependent and have a proxy war with tol and millennium. While we support from the shadows.
>>1040286Except for Egypt we are always from the shadows.
>>1040174>>1040151Ithuriel isn't an Archangel, and is about the size of a tall human male - it can be issued standard flak armor if so required. There's the problem of what to do with the wings, but your suspicions that someone's already designed a modified back plate just because it was an interesting engineering problem prove true and the base's CNC foundry can modify one in minutes. If you want to do this.>>1040202>>1040174>>1040101TOL has a reputation in that sense. You have old COT reports from +80 or so indicating "there is a faction within TOL that is even more radical than their mainstream. They believe that if they can somehow impregnate women with glorified bodies, they can create a super mongrel race of potential converts to their side who would be partially glorified and perhaps able to live past one hundred." It did not work. That said, TOL has been trying to get their hands on the few supernatural artifacts you've managed to recover since your first Angel fight..."HOLD THE LINE!" Kat calls out. The attackers charge in a cavalry formation, firing off the occasional rocket when they have a shot. The base perimeter takes some damage; a few drones are blown up, others lose all the wheels on one side and reflash their firmware to enter turret mode."HOLD THE LINE!" the word is repeated across the PA system.A few enemy jeeps stop, poking out sniper rifles. Reflector lights are blown off and a few heads are pierced by high-caliber bullets. One of the Heavy MECs spins seemingly out of control, hydraulic fluid spurting from an arm joint. You suffer a few casualties.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJNz2QgSNsk&list=PL0Zsr-b0JNrE-Vakibutdt0tJerDRxKIyThe attackers' bikes cross an invisible mark past which the base turrets have a computable firing solution, and a torrent of firepower is unleashed on the charging enemies. The few vehicles that make it through are destroyed in searing heat by a combination of flamethrower, toxin sprayers and damaged drones that have entered suicide drones.In a few minutes all that's left of the charge are the sniper teams; two heavy MECs holding steel plates like riot shields start walking forward to deal with them.Jeb cuts in. "Charging fuel truck coming right at you!">>1040286The roaming drones change tactics, risking coming in closer under fire and focusing their weapons against the trucks' tires and drivetrains. Damien quickly finds out that jamming a "melee" drone under a truck and activating its pneumatic ram destroys both vehicles, and skilfully pilots two of them under the lead trucks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xSzEpGYWBE&feature=youtu.beThe majority of the enemy infantry is stranded about a mile out. What are your orders?
>>1040305>truck coming right at you!"Retreat further into the base and arm and armor the angel. and apologize for asking this grizzly task of it.we charge and open fire as soon as the truck enters the killzone.The majority of the enemy infantry is stranded about a mile out. What are your orders? our drones are to leave them for the moment and return to hitting the enemy in the rear flank again.
and when is Jeb getting those explosive to bomb the enemy?
What should we do pr and info war wise about an angel bursting out of our base kicking ass.
>>1040389I don't think it's going to do much until the enemy gets foot soldiers into the base, putting it in the line of artillery fire seems to risky at the moment, we don't know if he can do the bullet phasedodgeing trick anymore.
>>1040360Your remaining roaming drones swing around as they take small-arms fire from the infantry battalion, and swing around, bolstered by some of the drones that could be spared from the base proper; Damien quickly maneuvers some to cover holes in the chainlink fence.The drone tanks quickly overrun the sniper teams, who have to divide fire between those and the heavy MECs with riot shields.The enemy's cavalry is all gone, but they still outnumber your fighters and workers two to one...>>1040375The Australian base isn't set up to allow a supersonic, high altitude jet to land; he's looking for a safe way to do so. The fact that there's just been a firefight doesn't help. # Tell him to keep trying.# Abort and kamikaze the tanker truck instead; historical survey indicates that Jeb has walked away from worse crashes.# Stay aloft and help with situational awareness instead.>>1040389Ithuriel's teacher gives the Angel a slightly modified set of fatigues and battle-ready armor and...# his remaining sword.# one of the Heavy-MEC-sized riot shields; Ithuriel is strong enough to walk and run with one, although not fly with it.# standard kit; assault rifle, wubber, and smoke grenades.>>1040401Experiments indicate that either Ithuriel cannot phase around small obstacles, or will not do so unless in a combat situation. Your theologians at home are quietly hoping that the Angel will end up in a real fight. Your psychologists worry that it might send the wrong message.Damien and Kat have done a great job keeping your troops organized, even those who were basically given a gun demo during induction and haven't used it since. Your assets are:* Two companies of drones holding the line.* Two companies of drones mopping up the surviving mounted sniper teams.* One company of Heavy MECs.* One company of Desolators.* Two companies of guards and workers.* Jeb.* One arguably hapless Angel with an Aedipus complex.You have eliminated the enemy's ability to maneuver quickly, leaving them with:* Nine companies of infantry, now dismounted and being shouted at by red-suited, caped leaders to grab their guns and get running.* One tanker truck headed straight to the main gate, presumably with enough fuel in it to act as a rolling bomb.* One company of assorted bikes and jeeps that have regrouped around the truck.Cameron Williams is still buzzing about the battlefield.
>>1040456># one of the Heavy-MEC-sized riot shields; Ithuriel is strong enough to walk and run with one, although not fly with it.># his remaining sword.it's crusader time. hold the line Ithuriel.# Abort and kamikaze the tanker truck instead; historical survey indicates that Jeb has walked away from worse crashes.damn. maybe send a drone to pick him up and run him away, that or maybe Cam is willing to pick him up, hears hoping Jeb can deal with the preaching if that happens.
>>1040500my rationalization with Ithuriel is that if he can't kill, he can at least protect friendly soldiers and disarms some enemy's.
>>1040456>Stay aloft and help with situational awareness instead.> standard kit; assault rifle, wubber, and smoke grenades. He will defend the inside/way inside.
>>1040525sorry but, I'm pretty sure this is what would happen if we gave Ithuriel a gun. crusader weapons would be better. and we have to stop that truck. it's my main concern.
>>1040456>heavy riot shield > his remaining sword No reason we can't do both.Honestly we should farm free thinking angels. Just capture a glorified wake him up like once every 3 months have a dedicated way to take out the angel and interrupting gods signal and then capturing and raising it. Mabey use Ithuriel as a parental figure for them.
>>1040500Jeb answers "Ack that, Tower. Coming in for a hard landing!"Switching frequencies, he calls on Cameron to hold his beer and watch this, does an aileron roll, and dives towards the truck with his single-seater jet.Cameron is already painting a picture of the torments of Hell that await this foolhardy suicide attacker, both for Jeb's benefit and for the audience, when the two vehicles impact in a tremendous fireball; the jeeps and bikes escorting the truck were already primed to peel off, and a few of them manage to do so, circling around.Your Heavy MECs run towards the flaming wreck. Jeb is, worryingly, nowhere to be seen - the collision was fast enough to make it ambiguous whether he had ejected, but you see no parachute."... oh the humanity!" Cameron concludes as his helicopter prepares to land, seemingly uncaring about the approaching Heavy MEC and the two TOL motorcyclists circling around as the jeeps go around the long way to join the infantry.>>1040607Weight. While Ithuriel can carry both, and probably even run with them, fighting is likely to not go well. The sword is six feet of monomolecular iron, and the riot shield is designed to be carried by a nuclear-powered humanoid robot about as tall as an elephant.Ithuriel attacked you with two of those swords - one turned into a normal lump of metal during destructive testing - but that was with Yahweh micromanaging its metabolism.
>>1040637We'll for now a shield but in the future we must train him for both. How long have we had Ithuriel?
>>1040637"Jeb, don't be an ass, please radio in.">then send the angel in with the sword, shields are endurance items and angels suck with endurance.
>>1040637To get to the wreck first, you can order suppressive fire from your defenders to keep the TOL bikes away, and...# Have the heavies risk leg damage to rush to the wreck.# Have your guards quickly grab a base vehicle, even if it's unarmored, to rush to the wreck.# let Cameron land there first.# Do not use suppressive fire and let the TOL guys get to the wreck first.>>1040607Ithuriel has approximately the mental maturity of a young teenager, albeit a very smart one. And is very conflicted towards its surrogate mother figure. As an Angel, it is male in physique, carries what is thought to be a Y chromosome, but by the look of it has had its male bits removed very early in life, early enough that there is no trace of the removal.>>1040649>>1040650Ithuriel has been in your custody for 8 years.>>1040650There is no answer from Jeb yet.
>>1040683># Have the heavies risk leg damage to rush to the wreck.this should greatly reduce enemy forces. now might be a good time to advance for a bit and have the rear guard prepare some new defenses.
>>1040683>let Cameron get there first Dispite being glorified cam cam is an ok guy.8 years? Yeah we should mass produce these guys for the pr hit against the Mellinials and the potential fighting force.
advancing forces could let cam land if they can. either way the line moves forward. rear guard prepares new defenses.
>>1040738>>1040710You order an advance; the guards finish fortifying the base while the MECs, remaining drones and Desolators advance towards the enemy infantry, which has reorganized in two squares each resembling a 16th-century Tercio formation. Your fighters are in a loose line, wit your infantry advancing using a drone or MEC as mobile cover. Barring a miracle, this will be over in your favor soon, but miracles haven't been scarce.# What to do with Ithuriel?# What to do about Jeb?
>>1040783>Have lthuriel save jeb? Make him fly over there appeal to his heroic sensibilities.
>>1040783>>1040798Give Ithuriel the shield for this then. and send some reinforcements to advance to this area. maybe a drone company. provide covering fire unless Cam decides to land, if he does, then we'll let him.
>>1040783Your infantry is in a line, safely behind the armored units; they...# take aim and let the enemy come.# charge first.You divert some of the drones to the wreck, just in case.Ithuriel's mentor explains to it that his job is to rescue Jeb; the Angel is shown what Jeb did as well as a cartoony simulation of what would have happened if the truck had hit the base entrance, namely severe damage and a good two dozen dead.The Angel's normally neutral (and slightly derpy) expression changes into a much more adult one. "I understand. I go now to save your friend."The MECs and drones play interference with the motorcycle troops as Ithuriel, with some difficulty due to the heavy shield, walks out of the base, climbs on one of the outbuildings, and just as your PA system warns your troops to not shoot the Angel down, takes a running leap and takes off from the outbuilding's roof. The flight is obviously belabored, reminding some of your sysadmins of a mildly unpleasant dream, but Ithuriel makes it there. The bikers spot the new combatant on the field and hold back.# Have your skirmishers get rid of them preemptively, just in case.# Just keep them off Ithuriel's back without taking risks.
>>1040942># Just keep them off Ithuriel's back without taking risks.># charge first. keep to defensive armor fighting. retreat as soon as the angel either confirms Jeb is there or not.
>>1040942>take aim and let the enemy come.>Just keep them off Ithuriel's back without taking risks.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1040983>>1040961Your skirmishers let the motorcyclists drive around, and take what seem to be potshots but is actually suppressing fire. One of them panics, and fires a bazooka at the Angel. By now the cosplay stuff is gone from the remaining vehicles, and you can confirm that it's the 1920s~1950s stuff that TOL has been building for a thousand years."Watch out!"Cameron's helicopter has landed, and the Glorified journalist and his cameraman (what was his name again?) walk out and take in a panning shot of the wreck, the battlefield, and the base beyond. Cameron laments the senseless waste.# Who gets to do the running charge in the infantry battle, your guys or theirs?
>>1041032let them, we will search the wreckage for about a minute. open fire on TOL when they charge.
>>1041032Ithuriel avoids the bazooka round by giving a hearty flap of his wings (which, your engineers note, still shouldn't work) and dropping the shield. The Angel lands near Cameron, grabs a piece of piping protruding from the wreckage, and starts searching for Jeb. Cameron seems to thoroughly ignore this.Jeb ejected late, as he does, and did not count on the truck braking once its driver saw the plane in the rear view mirrors; he is under the rear bogey, with a broken leg. Your camera and microphone in Ithuriel's armor are active."...you're a bit flat chested for a Valkyrie. I like girls, didn't they tell you? Check please!"Cameron's cameraman is staring as Ithuriel gets Jeb out of the wreckage and puts the diminutive pilot in a fireman's carry. Cameron himself keeps describing the scene as the camera stays pointed at the battlefield.# Cover Ithuriel as he gets back to base.# Try to have Ithuriel interact with Cameron.>>1041057>>1041060"Hold! Keep cover! Take aim!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvpnNa1nFWIThe enemy infantry, in a tercio formation, starts walking towards your own; their front ranks have riot shields.A few of your drones carry heavy machine guns, and fire ranging shots, dropping a few of the enemy - the red-suited TOLers order charge, and their soldiers charge ahead with surprising speed. Your men and drones empty their magazines, dropping the first one or two ranks of the tercios, and reload while wubber-equipped infantry try to burst eardrums and confuse the chargers.Behind them, scattered, some of those who dropped get back up, waving their rifles like clubs, shooting in the air and screaming like the damned. One of the leaders stays in the back, fiddles with a control panel, and the stragglers resume some semblance of a formation, surging forward and to the side to get ahead of the tercio again. Looks like they got the "horde mode" to work...# Keep a stiff upper lip, reload, and let them have it! # Fighting retreat inside the base.# Run inside the base, and leave the drones to cover the retreat.
>>1041132>Try to have Ithuriel interact with Cameron.>Keep a stiff upper lip, reload, and let them have it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB3H05OhVDI
>>1041132># Cover Ithuriel as he gets back to base.didn't think you were the only group with angels did ya?># Fighting retreat, back to where the rear guard set the defensive traps. keeps killing the hoard before they reach us.
>>1041157music so good it could be called treasonous.
>>1041183(Heh, in the LB series, the believers don't even really get a legit badass moment, most of what they do is run away when the bad guys are winning in the first years of the Tribulation, and stand around and win by miracle after miracle at the end... wasted opportunity really!)>>1040798Looks like rescuing Jeb worked, but now what?
>>1041214>but now what.I say we bring him back immediately. no reason to risk it.and fair point. Cam landing and the MF fighting off TOL in NJ is likely the most bad as thing to ever come out of the setting, and it's fanfic.
>>1041234(Yeah. Hopefully I'm doing a marginally better job)>>1041167>>1041157(I gotta wait for a tiebreak, in the meantime, have some tasty HFY)
while we wait, if we manage to take down Tyrant and move on to fighting Satan. this should set the mood.https://youtu.be/VgNfSmmFQV8?list=PLz7078pc3T2Tr1NUh6coSbCzyjCi_tMwR
>>1041132>have Ithuriel interact with Cameron then drag Jeb back to the base>fighting retreat but hold out until Ithuriel can get back to base
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>1041506>>1041167Ithuriel and Cameron briefly stare at each other. That is, Ithuriel stares at Cameron; Cameron seems to take no notice."This man needs healing."Cameron finally realizes that someone is talking to him and stops describing the scene."Uh... I can see that. There may be time for him to repent, at least. I can give him a ride to the coast."The cameraman (Guy Fleegman! That was his name!) is staring at Ithuriel's wings and has had the presence of spirit to take a few seconds of video of them.# Scramble that.# Highlight that.# Let things go on.Ithuriel is equipped with standard comm gear, and its mentor is relaying your orders.# Allow Jeb to be carried away - it might be a way to make a move on Cameron.# Politely refuse and fly back to base.# Wake up Jeb. He can't walk, but bet he can hijack a helicopter anyway.Your soldiers empty their magazines and perform an orderly retreat, fire-and-maneuver in reverse using the drones and heavy MECs as mobile cover. The TOL infantry finally get in range, and being returning fire, causing you a few casualties. In these cases, the standard Mark X controller is designed to trigger, then put the body in low metabolism mode and wait for rescue. Agent-grade controllers allow your guards to get right back up, in some cases not even missing a beat in the fight.Your forces have safely retreated to the perimeter; by now, the fast-zombie horde has overtaken the surviving enemy infantry. Screaming and shrieking in hellish pain and flooded with synthetic adrenaline, they charge at you firing wildly and sporadically.# Get behind the chainlink fence and use the sentry guns.# Use the drones to engage the zombies in melee.
>>1041555># Get behind the chainlink fence and use the sentry guns.># Use the drones to engage the zombies in melee.do both.># Let things go on.># Politely refuse and fly back to base.I think we have better medical.
>>1041555>Let things go on.>Allow Jeb to be carried away - it might be a way to make a move on Cameron.>Get behind the chainlink fence and use the sentry guns.
>>1041577You do in fact have better medical. However, believers in general, the Glorified in particular, and this guy specifically have often refused to incorporate this fact into their understanding of the world. The last time there was a disaster of sorts, during the brief terrorist spree by Styr Magnor, you saw people being carted off to government hospitals after your EMTs had already patched them up. Of course, believers will ultimately get healed if they pray, but a few people lost an arm or a leg and lived with that rather than getting Tree Of Life repligrafts or your own prosthetics.
>>1041620I find that hilarious. >"come with us, your still injured!">"but the bleeding stopped and I can walk again.">"nonsense!"
>>1041577SupportSeems like the best solution.
>>1041586>>1041577You do not interfere with Cameron and Guy's broadcast; Ithuriel's appearance, an Angel in what has been described as TOL fatigues, is not commented upon. Internet survey indicates that there are many questions about that from your territories, ranging from "did we make our own Angels" to "Did the Australians betray us to the believers" to "is that Hermes?" to "How much whuffie do I have to accumulate to afford wing grafts, that looks badass/sexy/awesome".The Temple is muted on the issue, but they aren't known for a great response time. What believing media is still on the Internet however boils up in another bit of disagreement, the second spate thereof since this mess started - a crack in the armor, perhaps? Some warn that "Lucifer could appear as an angel of light" while others note that it is not yet the time for Lucifer to be released. This in itself causes arguments, as many believe that Lucifer will only be released right before the Final Battle, while others think that he will have a little while to once again tempt the nations.Your theologians note the various position and make a point of tracking how they develop before the Temple issues a ruling; would it be possible to cause a schism?>>1041660>>1041586>>1041577(How do you mean support?)>>1041636Some people just don't want to get on the cart.
>>1041682>would it be possible to cause a schism?HOLY SHIT WE NEED AN ANAGRAM FOR MARTIN LUTHER!
>>1041682I mean support like I support his votes and have little to add other then a vote.
>>1041682Support how? Get them behind and shoot.
>>1041697Yeah once we get the chance we need to create a schism and defiantly start mass angel production. Fuck everything else. Have Australia separate from the Mellinial kingdom professing that they are the ones led by Satan and that an angel has come down to lead them (Ithuriel) and use this to stir up drama.
>>1041726sounds good senpai.
>>1041660>>1041698(Oh, I thought you meant support as in fire support, not as in support this post, my bad)You reckon that losing a few drone tanks to friendly fire is not a big deal compared to handling the horde of reanimates that is running wildly at you ahead of the enemy formation. Damien calls forth the drones equipped with pneumatic rams, sheds the weapons to lower their profile, and has them run around the field and use their basic sensors to get in front of reanimated TOL soldiers and punt them a few meters in the air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcHYSKO26Co&feature=youtu.beBehind them, your gun emplacements spew out an unending cascade of firepower; the very flatness of terrain that allowed TOL to charge now leaves them nowhere to run. The few who reanimate often are too damaged to do more than crawl.Throughout all this, a visibly tired Ithuriel flies in from the other side of the base, carrying an unconscious and bleeding Jeb and handing him off to the field medics before dropping to its knees and taking belabored breaths. It seems to not know what feeling tired feels like. To its credit, it did fly out with a riot shield and then back with a casualty...Jeb will probably be fine, other than spending a few months in a cast.You lost a number of drone tanks, but before long all that's left of the attackers are twitching corpses.Above the base, your Sky Eye shows distinct brown spots in the endless grassland that used to be the Australian Outback, the blood of your enemies.Ithuriel's mentor praises the Angel's work, but is at a loss of words when it tells her that it wants to enlist.The butcher's bill for this operation is minimal; between casualties, people who can no longer work in their role, and people who exercise their "I've done my part, I quit" you've only lost one cabal.You can recover weapons and vehicles from the field, but most of that stuff is barely worth anything more than scrap value. That said, you did lose quite a few drones, about a sixth of your ready total... but only your industrial engineers have to know about it - given how you were able to appear to bring in reinforcement, as far as anyone knows, you might have a hundred million fighting robots under Ayer's Rock.The base personnel overall are a mixture of relieved and disappointed that the fighting didn't even reach them!# Handle the media while it's hot, after what turned out to be a very clear victory.# Comb for enemy survivors, just in case.# Answer Ithuriel immediately.
>>1041758># Comb for enemy survivors, just in case.executions># Handle the media while it's hot, after what turned out to be a very clear victory.># Answer Ithuriel immediately.I'm unsure if it wants to fight and kill, or if it wants to save lives. so maybe we'll work that out after it can clarify.
>>1041804># Handle the media while it's hot, after what turned out to be a very clear victory.lets focus on this.
>>1041758>Handle the media while it's hot, after what turned out to be a very clear victory.>Comb for enemy survivors, just in case. Collect those Virus and Rigs or whatever they are using.>Answer Ithuriel immediately, That he needs too finish learning his studies first and he'll be MORE then ready to fight in the war when it comes time. He would't want too make Mom and mom Disspointed right?
>>1041815>That he needs too finish learning his studies first and he'll be MORE then ready to fight in the war when it comes time. He would't want too make Mom and mom Disspointed right?lets not be condescending to the fallen divine super soldier
>>1041828We're not, We legit want him too finish studying and shit first. His No longer just a soldier.
>>1041758>Comb for enemy survivors for interrogation not execution please.>handle the media make it clear that this is not just a victory for some subfaction of tol this is a victory for NOD who has a message for Australia that God is on there side and that the Mellinial kingdom is naught But lies that they should join with them and rebel against these false prophets.> Tell Ithuriel that he can join but he needs to finish his training and learning. He is still young and must grow older before he can decide what he will do with his life. Also we need to start preparing to tell him the truth.
>>1041842>prepare to tell him the truth."you were an artificial weapon of an insane god before we captured you and broke the control link" is going to be a tough pill to swallow.but I agree, we should have him continue his schooling before he learns of his old enslavement and joins.
>>1041860Yeah before he joins we need to fill him in as respect to him if nothing else.
>>1041842Your political scientists note that Australia is mostly populated by believers: announcing secession may be premature. However, should your forces be able to repel a similar siege by believers, the impact would be immense.>>1041804Ithuriel's intra-armor telemetry (very basic: heart rate, body temp and so on) indicates that it probably tells the truth when it mentions being interested in fighting. Having been created as a warrior Angel, that makes some sense.>>1041842You have a team comb for survivors, indicating# clean kill if they are experiencing Hell pain. It won't help THEM any, but the fewer of your people see that firsthand, the fewer attrition-from-conversion you will experience.# if they so much as twitch, keep them alive (or undead) at all costs, we need the data.>>1041860>>1041839>>1041891Ithuriel's mentor assents to this. "You did a good thing today. You risked your life to protect someone else's. That makes you a grown-up in my eyes."The Angel shows genuine surprise."And so, to show you how you came to be here... I mean it as a reward, but it may be a bitter one."Given that Cameron Williams is still on the ground, you can handle the media by manhandling the messenger, or at least grounding his helicopter and granting him an exclusive interview by# Kat (Damien is too shy).# One of the base personnel.# Yourself, by a drone holding up a video screen.# Nah, just handle the media through channels you already control.The first reports by your salvagers indicate that the platoon leaders, the guy in red uniforms, had the "extra stuff" in the Mk11 MEC disabled, effectively making it equivalent to your Mk10.
>>1041912># clean kill if they are experiencing Hell pain. It won't help THEM any, but the fewer of your people see that firsthand, the fewer attrition-from-conversion you will experience.mitigate losses.>The first reports by your salvagers indicate that the platoon leaders, the guy in red uniforms, had the "extra stuff" in the Mk11 MEC disabled, effectively making it equivalent to your Mk10.fucking coward.># Yourself, by a drone holding up a video screen.time to act human.
>>1041912>if they so much as twitch, keep them alive (or undead) at all costs, we need the data.>Yourself, by a drone holding up a video screen. Make ourselves seem like a COG from a whole wheel set up. We are the machine god after all.
>>1041912>rescue this experiencing hell pain labotomise them as it were.>yourself
>>1041937>Make ourselves seem like a COG from a whole wheel set up. We are the machine god after all.were doing the machine god shtick then. but were keeping this separate from the Egyptian ruler "omega"
>>1041957Ya, So they'd know that we're this new Machine god, Not the 'omega' ? Or am I wrong?
>>1041975if we are ID'd as Omega in Australia, we can expect Egypt to be on the receiving end of a crusade or divinely smote.
>>1041997Yeah so,let's not be omega let's be alpha or some shit
>>1042020I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End
>>1041935>>1041937>>1041941>>1041957Your technicians quickly install a display on one of the few drone tanks that don't have so much as a scratch, and you drive to where Cameron, Guy and their pilot are taking in one last pan shot before taking off."... while we cannot be sure what this was about, we hear reports that highly trained Millennium Force operatives have infiltrated The Other Light to tell us the true cost and motives of this savage bout of civil war. Truly there is no honor among thieves...... wait, one of their remote controlled vehicles is coming toward us. It seems weaponless. There's a crude face on its screen..."# Despite your vast processing power, you have to dedicate most of it just to hold a conversation in realtime; you normally communicate through your system administrators.# Allow someone's voice to come from the speaker, and use the usual symbolic translation.>>1041941You manage to find a few TOLers alive, or at least not brain-dead; your medics perform an emergency leucotomy to cancel the pain, then put the still-twitching human remains in a nutrient bath. They do not and cannot do much, having already gone insane, but everyone who sees the otherwise grisly spectacle understands very well what you are trying to do. A few people grump about wasting valuable medical resources, but the vast majority of your base personnel admires this action - giving you sincere, unedited footage of compassion in the very face of Hell, and human reactions to it.Your salvageers confirm that the Mk11 has extra reservoirs and a basic radio control system to allow platoon leaders to cause zombie soldiers to attack or stop, at least. They can also be given adrenaline, atropine to remain moving for a few minutes during a NBC attack, and flooded with a variety of the rabies virus which you finally manage to recover.>>1042040Your theologians point out that this particular tag line is taken.
>>1042040and I was hoping to save that for a name change when we beat turbojesus.
>>1042044> Allow someone's voice to come from the speaker, and use the usual symbolic translation.
>>1042045Alright I can accept that
>>1042044># Allow someone's voice to come from the speaker, and use the usual symbolic translation.>>1042069It would have been the Ultimate "Too Soon" joke.
>>1042061>>1042080The Glorified reporter takes an instinctive step back - he knows that he is protected by the Almighty, but he did see these things rip open a TOL legion - and raises a hand."Why do you send a machine to speak? Show yourself, and tell us the meaning behind this massacre!"The cameraman and the reporter figure that they'd best get the helicopter rotor to speed, just in case.
>>1042094>Massacre? We we're simply defending ourselves from aggressors. Is that not what you're god does for you? Well no...he only protect thoses his likes, We protect all.
>>1042094"I speak through a machine for I have no mouth. tell me glorified, you have come to this horrid spectacle, this assault on my domain and it's inhabitants for what purpose?"
>>1042112hmn, I kind of prefer this one to my own.
>>1042112>>1042113Do both in this order
>>1042113>>1042112I almost want to say to him that it wasn't really a blood sport until it was televised across the planet, so wouldn't that make him complicit in advocating the fight to begin with?
>>1042179This defiantly. It was no sport until you televised it showed what to us was life and death as entertainment to the whole world.
>"Massacre? We we're simply defending ourselves from aggressors. Is that not what you're god does for you? Well no...he only protect thoses his likes, We protect all."The barb goes answered; it seems Cameron Williams is a Calvinist. You get a brief jeremiad about people sending themselves to hell. "Protect from who? From yourselves? You could not harm a hair on the head of a believer. And the only danger in the world is you Other Light fearmongers! Look at you, too cowardly to even show up in person." >"I speak through a machine for I have no mouth. tell me glorified, you have come to this horrid spectacle, this assault on my domain and it's inhabitants for what purpose?""In my previous life, I was a reporter. Now that my services at Children of the Tribulation are less required, I have taken up that mantle again to show those who are yet unsaved, and there are many, what horrors they risk if they insist on rejecting salvation!"The man actually segues into a sermon.# Let him. Not like everyone hasn't heard it before.# Interrupt.In the meantime, Ithuriel's mentor requests the use of a media room and discreet security outside of it, to show it from whence it came.In the meantime, a quick media survey indicates that the situation elsewhere is more or less under control; the believers are actually arguing about Cameron's interpretation of things. In a rare move, the Temple announces an authoritative pronouncement after this interview; somewhere someone must be sweating.In the meantime, the few lobotomized TOL survivors are put into containment.# Allow experimentation.# Keep them in a vegetative state.>>1042179That's pretty good right there.One person who is fairly grossed out by the battle is Captain Weaver; she thinks her comrades handled it well, but she wasn't ready to see a war. "Magnor? I could take him because he was a fluke, an exception. This... this almost seemed normal in how it took over the whole place. Is this what we did before the Kingdom? Is this what we will do to each other again if we win?"
>>1042179>>1042190(That's something good to interrupt him with, definitely - let me know if you let him finish his little spiel or not)
>>1042194># Interrupt."It was no sport until you televised it showed what to us was life and death as entertainment to the whole world.""you are a reporter, then report! TOL has declared itself an enemy not just to you, or my followers. but as an enemy to the entire human race! they have converted a medical device into a tool to torture the dead and spread a disease to those who deserve no harm! now they attack their fellow heretics for standing apart from them!>Allow Experimentation.>sorry weaver, but if all goes well, we won't see another war once we stop tyrant. . if all goes well.
>>1042223]That's a lot of brain and spine tissue and little else, Central. What if we were to introduce pluripotent stem cells and allow them to connect?]Whose suggestion is this?]Fran, from Tree Of Life. We did the pluripotent work from Bahira's cell.]Allowed, proceed.>>1042223"... and this is why I encourage anyone who is watching me through this machine's eye to consider, please, I am not threatening you, I'm warning you there's a train incoming, and by acting like you do you say that you don't believe in trains! The-">"This only turned into a blood sport because you showed it all over the world, journalist. You call it a knife fight within a gang, of no account. But you gloat as our supposed inferiority is displayed. By publicizing the fight, aren't you complicit in advocating it to begin with?"The Glorified reporter visibly takes offense! "No! I am doing my duty as a journalist and a Christian! How dare you! This interview is over!">>1042241You let Cameron do his little tantrum, and calmly explain the situation, replacing the "face" on your screen with a simple schematic of how the Mark 11 controller works.Cameron, livid at the interruption, practically screams at your display. "Lies! You would pretend that The Other Light has split into factions so as to enlist the help of all the Kingdom's faithful servants for one of them! You have no chance! You can barely survive! Mark your time! For it grows short!"# Let him take off in a huff, you've made your point and you've made it very hard to deny that there are more than 2 factions.# Point out the contradiction in what he said now vs. what he said earlier.# Move "zig" for great justice, as in, time for this guy to get blown up a bit.
>>1042268>Point out the contradiction in what he said now vs. what he said earlier.
>>1042268>other, use this to mass recruit on an unprecedented scale.and you assume it is you we call on? Heathens of the Earth, hear this cry! if the one in Jerusalem's followers are insufferable, then Satan's are irredeemable evil, you have seen what they would do to you, and you have seen what we can do to them! rise and stand together, and we will purge this so called other light from the earth. gather amongst yourselves to stand against this hoard! for your deities, for your families, for your selves, and for the mortal race!
>>1042323There should be no light then the one we make for ourselves.
>>1042268>Point out the contradiction in what he said now vs. what he said earlier."So you're instead saying that we're inferior to you from the get go unless we become just like you? Amazing I had thought that such steller jounalism was only found before the kingdom with how blatantly baised it is towards it's subject matter." I feel we should also add in that saying they are so much better than us that it's a matter of Pride wasn't that one of the worlds greatest sins to think yourself so much better off than others that you know what's right and what's wrong??Cameron if I remember my characterization of him right, was and is a journalist, the sticking point he found was in being a good reporter for all things be it good bad or whatever as long as the story adn the truth is told out then he was happy. By saying he turned into the thing he despised in his working career? That's just twisting the knife.
>>1042337Camcam is finished! how will he ever recover!
>>1042337Cameron is and was a journalist, yes. Whether he's ever been any good... In-universe he's considered the Greatest Investigative Reporter of All Time. Out-of-universe, you be the judge: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2017/01/13/lbcf-no-116-last-temptation-buck/ and the many many preceding and following posts.>>1042286>>1042323Your media people prepare to package this into your first global recruitment pitch; it will go out within# minutes, even if it's not polished, beat the iron while it's hot.# hours, nice and polished, right after the Temple tribunal.# days, factoring in getting the message out absolutely everywhere.>>1042347>>1042337You point out the contradiction, and end with a completely nonlinear reaction: Cameron Williams stops the "reporter" pretense and flat out starts insulting and berating you. His argument is that while you may have beat him logically, it doesn't count because Yahweh invented logic anyway, so any logical trap you may use against Him actually proves His preeminence. ( This is a real argument, it's called "presuppositional apologetics": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qagiQ_mepao )Cameron says that he has a final authoritative answer for you, pulls out a Bible from his jacket, and literally slaps the drone's screen with it# and is allowed to leave, since other than the Glorified everyone can see how he was humiliated.# and happens to trigger the drone's 3-ton pneumatic ram, which happens to be aimed right between his legs.
>>1042395># hours, nice and polished, right after the Temple tribunal.it's so tempting to nutshot this cuck.
>>1042395if and only if I get support for this action from the other posters.># and happens to trigger the drone's 3-ton pneumatic ram, which happens to be aimed right between his legs."and you broke the drone. great job Cameron! do you have any idea how hard it is to repair these things?"
>>1042395>minutes, even if it's not polished, beat the iron while it's hot.and is allowed to leave, since other than the Glorified everyone can see how he was humiliated.I want our package to also high light to believers saying this is the guy you have for covering the news and acting as a face for the 'good guys' ?
>>1042431>>1042490The Temple Tribunal has announced a ruling "right after the broadcast", which given how they work, should give you a few minutes. So it's a matter of who speaks first.>>1042460It would provide a possible platform to see what happens if an Angel fights an Angel, which would be very valuable data. It might also cause the loss of the base and all the containment subjects, though.
>>1042519Never mind then! Minutes!
>>1042395>hours, nice and polished, right after the Temple tribunal.>and happens to trigger the drone's 3-ton pneumatic ram, which happens to be aimed right between his legs.He struck us first.
>>1042490voting for this.
>>1042526>>1042490Your sysadmins work frantically to override as many video streams as possible, your graphic artists generate highlights, and your video editors condense a summary of the battle starting with TOL generating a dust cloud even through the grass, ending with the mercy shown to the dead soldiers juxtaposed with Cameron William losing it on camera. A very quick media survey indicates that the Bible-slap was broadcast on believing media and, if anything, seen as a winning argument!Y̧ou ͢expęr͡íe̡n͡c̨e a moment o̶f̀ ̀s̷ĺo͝w̴dow͞n͞ ̀a̶s ͜m̛òs͠t̕ o͢f y̸oúr̀ ̴res̴o̵ur͏ces͜ ͢are dirècted t̶owa̷r͟d̨s̵ ͡q̛u͜ic̛kly͠ ̵gene͏r҉a̕ting a̴ v̢id͝eo ͞a͜nd ͟st̢r̕éam͏ing͜ it ̷o͏ut.̛The result is immediate. Many of the naturally skeptical children and adolescents who were sit down by their parents to watch the broadcast to get a scared-straight effect find the message of "We will make our own light" to resonate deep within themselves.Deconversions are and remain impossible, of course, but you have made an impression on many who are undecided, and even some TOL cells walk into your security stations, makerspaces and pubs and turn in their arms (in one case literally; someone'll have to graft new ones to that one idiot)."You have seen what they would do to you, and you have seen what we can do to them!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqbQ_oKmflMYou almost immediately hear reports of believers declaring a truce with your workers to root out violent Only Light cells in Pacifica."We are the light that we make for ourselves!"The few ground-level sensors you have in believing territories indicate that a LOT of children were just spanked or sent to bed without their dinner.Cameron Williams is allowed to leave, his commentary from the helicopter made almost irrelevant by most of the base personnel running outside and, despite the eternal daylight, shining their signal flashlights at the sky.Your Sky Eyes pick up a few instances of kids and teenagers climbing on the roofs of their houses and doing the same.For the first time since its construction, the denizens of Night City see the stone vault that is their sky, illuminated by all the high beams aimed high.Deciding to waste a little bit of precious hydrogen and oxygen, the crew at Cordylon Station improvise a space-rated oxy torch, a single flame over the expanse of ice."WE MAKE OUR OWN LIGHT!"# Stand by for the Temple response.# Burn a few computing nodes from overclocking, an add something.In the deepest level of Night City, where a particular group of children had curled up to watch the spectacle, drums awaken.
>>1042628no lie, I have just had an evil cackle and now have no idea how to proceed.# Burn a few computing nodes from overclocking, an add something.I guess were going to have to do something to help direct people to finding our recruiters. any way we can do that would be great.
>>1042628>Burn a few computing nodes from overclocking, an add something.WE ARE THE GODS OF A NEW WORLD ORDER, BROTHERS AND SISTERS. LET US NOT FEAR NO GOD. NO MORE FEAR, NO GODS OR MASTERS.>Tfw need Space marines or Mec's in giant suits of armor
I GOT IT! >LEGION OF LIGHT! >LOL! We can guide them to us by telling them to "follow the lulz to join the legion!"
>>1042628>Burn a few computing nodes from overclocking, an add something."We stand as one under our own light, not by Yawhes, Jesus or Lucifer, we stand under our OWN!"
we've become the Illuminati. lmfao.
>>1042687The latest revision of the Heavy MEC frame might count. A few have been made that are space-rated.>>1042664>>1042687>>1042726Y҉o͝u ͝q͘u͠ickl͘y҉ sp̶l̀ic̨e ̛i͟n ̵a̧ ̕m̡ess͝a͝ǵe͞ ͏i͜n̡ḑicat͝in̨g͝ ͡wh͏at̀ ͞t͡o̴ ͠pút͠ ̢in a̡n̷y ͡sea͞r̛c͜h͟ ͏engi͡ne̸ ҉to fi̕nd ̀your rec͞r͟u̶iti̕ng̛ ͡çen̕t҉e̶r͘,́ ̨wh҉ich ͞arę ͞q̢ui̡c͟ḱly͏ b̡r͢a҉n͏d̢ed Lȩģion͢ of͟ L̴igh̛t,̵ ̕a͡nd͝ ̵èn̕d͢ ̢t́hę me͞s̡s͘a̵g̡e w͡i͡t́h.͝.̶.̀# Welcome to the human race!# We stand as one under our own light!# No fear, No gods, No masters!# We will take our light to the stars!# Humanity Fuck Yeah!# (something more epic than what your QM can come up with)A̛ ̧momènt ̛af̴ter͡ y͢ou͠r ͞best v͠oi͝ce ̡a͞ct̕o͜r ̀i̵s ̨o̧ff t͘h͟e h͢o҉r͟n̢, ̢the ̷senpai̕i͞lia͞r̕ ͞"҉emer͡gency̴ ͡b͢rǫad̀c͟as̵t͡" ton̛e͞ ͏is͠ h̛e̡a̴rd,͏ an̛d ͝t̶h͟è Te͘m͟p͘l͏e͝ ͠Trib͜u͜n͞al ̶pr͡ep̵ares to̧ make it̶s ͏p͘ronounc͝eḿent̴# which you allow to proceed unhindered.# which you attempt to interfere with.
>>1042745>We stand as one under our own light!>which you attempt to interfere with.
>>1042745>"We stand as one under our own light, not by Yawhes, Jesus or Lucifer, we stand under our OWN!"This would be nice senpai.>Let the temple proceed with it's message broadcast.Its' only fair play to show the unconvinced that we play fair, by simply showing that we can be fair compared to them well they will drive the recurits right to us.
>>1042745># which you attempt to interfere with.can we hit them with the signal jammer? force them onto the internet? it's time we did that.># We stand as one under our own light!
>>1042761You don't have jammers set up at the moment, but you can interfere with digital broadcasts. That said, your model indicates that most (but not all) believers are watching this on analog. As part of the pastoralization policy and probably as a way to make it harder for you to perform your nefarious work, believers are being encouraged to ditch the network and go back to broadcast media, simply by not repairing the intertubes when they break. Your very pervasive wireless data network, of course, has slowed this down.( This is actually a thing near the end of both Underground Zealot and Kingdom Come )
>>1042776well, if we can't stop the broadcast on analog may as well let it through.
>>1042776We work on fixing that then, And/or getting jammers up near them, Can we boardcast things on people?
>>1042753>>1042760"We stand as one! Under our own light!">>1042801Doing part of the local government's job to make sure that the 'tubes work has been part of your "improve and control the internet" initiative. You can set up jammers, one cabal per territory to do so, and you have used them in the past.>>1042794>>1042761>>1042760You allow the official Temple broadcast to proceed unhindered, and slow down your systems enough for your sysadmins to perform extraordinary maintenance. Since this means that from your perspective everything else speeds up, the solemn voice of the prophet Ehud sounds like it has been injected with a bit of helium."Whereas, it is prophecied that unto the last days Satan, the adversary, will be loosed to tempt the nations once more;Whereas, the Revelation is silent on any who might serve no master;Whereas, Satan, the adversary, the Morning Star, the bringer of false light, is the father of lies;Be it resolved, from the Throne of the Most High, that any pronouncement to the effect of a group apart from the saved and the lost, is error, heresy and blasphemy in the greatest degrees;and that any guilty of such shall be brought upon the judges;and that any who persist in this hysterical superstition shall be brought upon the Temple, for an audience with the apostles."An underling closes with a thank-you and a benediction.Some government business in believing territories still happens online, and in areas that have reverted to POTS, you have installed phone taps. It seems that local judges will spend the rest of the year dealing with disobedient children...After these events, the rest of the year seems anticlimactic; the damage to your infrastructure is amply compensated by the enormous amount of raw recruits, some barely pubescent, that flock to your ports and safe houses. Sure, many will drop out by year's end, but for now...# As a bonus for this turn, allocate work for 4 extra cabals.(Gimme a minute to generate the new world map)There's still the matter of what to do with Weaver; her contract is over, and she does want to quit.# Find a logistics expert to replace her.# Take a personal interest in Ithuriel.# Who was that Tree of Life person? Fran? Maybe she'd like to work for Omega directly...
>>1042871>Have her find a replacement first.>Also Who was that Tree of Life person? Fran? Maybe she'd like to work for Omega directly...
>>1042871>Take a personal interest in Ithuriel.
>>1042871># Take a personal interest in Ithuriel.
>>1042894>>1042887Ithuriel has been shown the truth of its origins (one particularly nerdy psychologist calls it "taking the silver pill" after the trapped-in-a-virtual-world Italian movie Nirvana, broadcast immediately before the Rapture; his colleagues doubt that it will catch on) and you personally welcome it into the ranks. Unsurprisingly, the first thing that it asks is to be referred to with male pronouns. Somewhat more surprisingly, the second thing Ithuriel says as an adult and as one of your operatives is "I don't yet understand what you are. But we will not trade one overlord for another. This I swear."Ithuriel is presumably immune to some of the restrictions imposed upon your human agents, and can probably fill in your organization the hole left by Quinn, at least during deployments; your psychologists have no way to guess what being introduced to Misrayim nightlife will do to the Angel...>>1042886Fran notes that she's in constant contrast with Tree Of Life in that her interest is improving the human form, not merely preserving it. Her research into collective consciousness has been impeded by ethical concerns, although she doesn't understand why it's a problem to mess with the brain since it already requires messing with to avoid Hell-pain.# Allocate a bonus 4 cabals for the current year, representing people who joined quickly but also left quickly - you still get some work out of them.
>>1042949use them to remove TOL assets in Egypt and in Pacifica, two cabals to tie up enemy assets right?
>>1042975One to tie up (they play spy vs. spy with each other), three to overwhelm and eliminate.Note that TOL is retrenching already.
# Continue theology or sonic research. (Sonic research focuses on medium size weapons) (NC research has special rules)Boost to NC research. if they are going to vanish they may as well make themselves useful.
>>1042989best to use it as a way to get rid of some of TOL's resources then
don't forget, 1/4th of assets assigned to NC research end up converting or going mad and leave the organization.
>>1042949we gotta get rid of that 'ethical' bs
>>1043040ethical bs is part of the reason TOL has such a high level of hatred against itself now.
>>1043009>>1043011>>1043022What is the preferred direction here? On one hand, you have disposable assets. On the other hand... you have disposable assets.Over the rest of the year, there has been a remarkable increase in religious repression against "teenage rebellion", while TOL has been retrenching. Some of your strategists hope that the relative ease with which your fighters dispatched theirs will cause TOL to at least upgrade their army.At the end of the year, just before the Feast of Tabernacles, Sunday calls...
>>1043075boost too Sonic or securing more base.
>>1043083if were boosting sonics then very well, we shall boost sonics."General Sunday, hello. am I wrong to assume this is about the years conflict."
>>1043090>>1043083>>1043022no. that's dumb. we should research NC because if we lose a temporary cabal to conversion who cares? they're gone anyway!!! The glorified get an extra cabal who cares they don't do much.Or send these kids into space. Maybe they'll turn into the Tenno if we really want to do space armor stuff
>>1043105it's one or the other for me, so were doing NC.
>>1043105Actuall fair enough. So lets do NC.
>>1043118>>1043115>>1043105Your theologians and psychologists take time studying the larger-than-normal induction class, mostly young teenagers that ran away from home to join your forces in Misrayim or Pacifica (a few managed to find Night City, even) and escape from bucolic boredom. Some go back home. Some are placed with families. Some are in fact allowed to sign up. Most interestingly, you haven't ever had people from believer families sign up en masse before; this gives some experimental theology studies sufficient numbers to become statistically relevant.This gives you# an accurate simulation of the Bad End, as experienced by a Natural believer, with usable predictions of what will happen when and where.# an explanation on Jenny's origin.
>>1043151># an accurate simulation of the Bad End, as experienced by a Natural believer, with usable predictions of what will happen when and where.lets look for exploits in this.
>>1043151an accurate simulation of the Bad End, as experienced by a Natural believer, with usable predictions of what will happen when and where.
>>1043160>>1043161(1/x)The Last Day of the MillenniumTHE EARTH teemed with billions of people, and the end of the Millennium was vastly different from the beginning. That was no surprise to Rayford, who kept up with the news, often sitting before the television with Chaim Rosenzweig. “We don’t have one trained soldier,” he said. “And we don’t need one. Not a hair on the head of a believer will be harmed by the biggest fighting force the world has ever seen.”Daily for the past three years, the news had abounded with stories of millions of adherents to the Other Light, growing bolder by the minute. Their printing presses and electronically transmitted messages blanketed the globe, recruiting new members, amassing a weapons stockpile and training a fighting force a thousand times bigger than had been aggregated for the Battle of Armageddon a millennium before.Rayford was amazed that God allowed such a brazen, wanton act of defiance on the parts of so many as they symbolically thumbed their noses at Jesus and the earthly rulers He had chosen from the ages. Even in Israel, tanks rumbled through the streets, uniformed soldiers marched, and missiles and rockets were paraded before the faithful.Television broadcasts from around the world showed the same and worse—what seemed like entire people groups dressed in the all-black uniform of the fighting forces of the Other Light. Of course they were all younger than one hundred and thus relegated to the status of children—rebellious, articulate, passionate, defiant, furious children. But they were also brilliant and had written songs and poems and speeches anticipating the day their leader, the Other Light personified, would be—in their words—“foolishly released” by his captor. “The so-called God Almighty will rue the day He returns to us our leader, for it will mean the greatest comeback, the most decisive defeat, the most gargantuan victory of any foe over another in the history of mankind.”Warships, tanks, personnel carriers, bombs, rockets, launchers, and all manner of battle paraphernalia from tents to food and medical supplies had been arriving at Holy Land ports daily for months, vast encampments growing around the entire expanded city of Jerusalem. Rayford was stunned that even many of the faithful were outraged and terrified by this. Oh, it was awful, terrible and disconcerting to see the plains filled with warriors and their tools of war. But the only reason the government allowed it was because they knew—as did Rayford and his friends—the schemes of the marauding invaders were futile.“All this time, Rayford,” Chaim said, his voice weak. “All this waiting. And the prophecies are clear that this will be entirely anticlimactic. Think of the irony of that.”Rayford remembered when the airwaves had been full of praises to the Lord Christ, who ruled the earth from His throne.
>>1043182(2/x) Now it was as if people on both sides of the conflict had forgotten that He was still there, still sovereign, still destined to triumph. Debates, speeches, charges and countercharges filled the airwaves now.And the enemy continued to arrive. Every nation on earth sent fighting forces. And while many believers fled the Holy Land, others vowed to fight the Other Light to the death. The only question on the final day was the timing of God’s release of His archenemy of the ages.That became obvious soon enough when the countless followers of the Other Light announced that their centuries-long project to manufacture weaponry unlike anything that had ever been seen on earth had resulted in all that could be seen, blotting out much of the landscape of Israel and surrounding the City of David.For a thousand years there had been no wars or rumors of wars, no nation rising against nation; now TOL had emerged with a highly organized, trained, precision-tuned army of hundreds of millions. It finally became obvious that God had released Satan, according to the Scriptures, when the warriors from all over the world, “whose number is as the sand of the sea,” were finally in place, gathered for battle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0rAnyWUnwEFor months they had been arriving, first in small groups and finally in great battalions, carefully following orders and surrounding “the camp of the saints and the beloved city.”As the entire world looked on—many by television, many from what they hoped were safe distances—the colossal fighting force suddenly came alive with a buzz of anticipation. Clearly Satan had been released and was in their midst, preparing to show himself and lead them. The cosmic battle of the ages between the forces of good and evil, light and darkness, life and death, was about to commence.Rayford and his friends gathered on the veranda of Cameron’s estate, where they were allowed to see this all unfold. And Rayford knew it was only by the supernatural grace of God that his thousand-plus-year-old eyes were able to see every detail. It was as if God Himself was revealing everything to the theater of Rayford’s mind.The millions-strong enemy created a cacophony of rumbling and jangling, sending dust billowing as far as the eye could see. And suddenly rising from within those masses and marching to the fore came Satan himself, as a shining light, a gleaming sword raised high. “And now,” he shouted, somehow able to be heard for miles, “I come to claim what has been rightfully mine since the dawn of time: the very throne of God!”
>>1043198(3/x)As Satan advanced toward the temple, the noise of his endless troops drowning out the sounds of nature, God Himself seemed to allow Rayford to stand taller than he had in centuries. It was as if he were a young man again, and he longed to join his Savior on the front lines. He was aware that his friends also stood tall beside him, eager, anticipating, knowing the side of the righteous would prevail.Despite all the attacks of the evil one throughout the aeons of time, his efforts were doomed to an ill end. And as Rayford Steele and his compatriots looked on—all of them sinners redeemed by the blood of the Lamb who sat on the throne—Jesus rose to face His challenger for one last time.The Alpha and Omega, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Lion of Judah, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, the Rock, the Savior, the Christ stood in the courtyard of His temple. Satan, silenced for a thousand years, shrieked, “Charge!”Jesus responded quietly, “I AM WHO I AM.” And with that, the clouds rolled back and the heavens opened, and orange and yellow and red mountains of white-hot, roiling flames burst forth. Satan’s entire throng—men, women, weapons, everything—was vaporized in an instant, leaving around the holy mountain a ring of ash that soon wafted away in the breeze.Satan looked about him and slowly lowered his sword. He appeared to have something to say and even drew breath to say it, but he fell silent. And Jesus spoke. “You, O evil one, were once full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.“You were my anointed cherub. I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.“You became filled with violence, and you sinned. Worse, you led countless others to unbelief. Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; and now I cast you to the ground, I lay you before kings, that they might gaze at you.“You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”Satan dropped his sword and fell shuddering to his knees.
>>1043206(4/x)From within the temple, King David emerged and said with a loud voice, “This is Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”David retreated, and Jesus merely lifted a hand and opened His palm. A seam in the cosmos opened before Satan. Flames and black smoke poured from where the Beast and the False Prophet writhed on their knees screaming, “Jesus is Lord!” Satan cried out, “Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!”Jesus closed His fingers and Satan was thrown into the abyss, the seam sealing to muffle the screams of the three who would be tormented day and night forever and ever in the lake of fire and brimstone.Suddenly Rayford got an idea of what it had been like for Irene and Raymie to be raptured. He found himself lifted from the veranda, muscle and flesh and hair restored to the way he had looked and felt at about age thirty. His clothes had been exchanged for a gleaming white robe, and as he and all his friends and loved ones ascended through the ceiling and the roof and flew toward the holy mountain, Rayford knew from his depths that his mind, too, had finally been glorified.The only thing that mattered now was to praise and glorify Jesus, the lover and Savior of his soul. As he and the billions who had lived through the Millennium ascended, he saw descending the most beautiful and massive foursquare city of transparent gold, so stunning that Rayford knew his finite mind would never have been able to take it in. As the elect and redeemed of the ages happily gathered in the new Jerusalem, they watched in awe as the final resurrection occurred below them. From every nook and cranny on the earth and from the seas and below the earth came the bodies of all the men and women in history who had died outside of Christ.And descending from the heavens came Jesus, sitting on a great white throne. With the saints above Him and the resurrected dead amassed in the heavens around Him, the very earth and sky flew from Him. Fire from the heavens and from within the earth ignited the globe, and in a flash it was incinerated and blown into tiny flaming particles that hurtled through space. "... All right, this is where the physics model breaks.""Continue."
>>1043214(5/x)ayford now understood the Scriptures that foretold of this great judgment, as below him he saw the dead, small and great, standing before Jesus. These were those whom, according to Revelation 20:5, “did not live again until the thousand years were finished.” As the Bible had foretold, the sea had given up the dead who were in it, and “Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them.” All these billions of the sinful dead now resurrected stood in shame before Jesus. Rayford worshiped with all who had escaped this fateful hour.Arrayed before Jesus were three great books: the Book of Life, containing the name of every person who had ever lived; the Book of Works, containing every righteous or evil deed they ever committed; and the Lamb’s Book of Life, containing only those who had trusted in Christ for their salvation. Rayford’s glorified mind allowed him to understand that he was, of course, listed in the Book of Life, but he had been forgiven for any misdeed associated with his name in the Book of Works. And that he and everyone with him in the beautiful city of God were listed in the Lamb’s Book of Life, while all the desolate souls hovering about the throne were not. What a contrast! Everyone with Rayford had longed to see Jesus and lived for the day they would be with Him in paradise. Those waiting for judgment looked as if they dreaded even looking at Him, as if they would have given anything to be anywhere else in the universe.In his new state, Rayford also instinctively understood God’s economy of time. Dealing fairly with that massive throng for even just a few minutes each would take—in the earthly measure of time—millions of years. But to God, a thousand years is as a day and a day as a thousand years. The Lord somehow dealt with each person individually, calling out his or her sins and transgressions and assigning punishment—all would suffer in the lake of fire, but some worse than others, such as those scoffers who had led others astray, especially children. Yet in what seemed a matter of moments, it was over. The unbelieving dead had been judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. Then Jesus cast Death and Hades into the lake of fire, and all not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life were cast into the lake of fire.Rayford had the feeling that the many verdicts he had just heard would have horrified him in the old days. And yet now, hearing the offenses of those who had rejected and rejected and rejected the One who was “not willing that any should perish” and seeing Jesus’ own tears as He pronounced the sentences, Rayford understood as never before that Jesus sent no one to hell. They chose their own paths.
>>1043216(6/x)Now, with the earth and its atmosphere obliterated by fire and the wicked dead banished to the lake of fire for all eternity, all that remained was the new Jerusalem and Jesus on His throne. And in an instant Jesus created an entirely new earth, onto which the Holy City descended. Suddenly Rayford saw what John the revelator had seen more than three millennia before: a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. There was no more sea. A loud voice from heaven said, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”Then Jesus said from the throne, “Behold, I make all things new. It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.”Jesus stood and faced the billions of believers, stretched wide His arms, and announced, “You chose to believe in Me and accept My death on the cross for your sins. My resurrection from the dead proved this sacrifice was acceptable to My Father. Therefore, on the basis of your faith, I invite you into the eternal city the Father and I have been preparing for you.” Rayford hardly knew where to look. Below him was the new earth, majestic, endless, beautiful, as the original Garden of Eden must have looked. And all around him the great city bore the very glory of God. Her light was like a most precious jasper stone, clear as crystal. She had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The city was laid out as a square, its length as great as its breadth. The wall was of jasper, and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street was also pure gold, like transparent glass.
>>1043222(7/7)There was no temple in it, and Rayford knew why. The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb were its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon, for there would be no more night, no need for a lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God, the Lamb, would be the light. The only residents of the new heaven and new earth were those written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. And they would reign forever and ever. "...So, a louder remake of the Glorious Appearing?""And a new Earth. Even more boring than the mess this one is in. Not even the sea!"Captain Weaver does an elaborate salute ending in a flip-off and storms out of the room. Your psychologists get the impression that they'll see her again.Some of the kids who were hooked up to a magnetic field emitter to have their dreams analyzed are curled up in fetal positions and whimpering; orderlies with appropriately ample figures are dispatched to provide physical comfort."... And this is our best guess based on neuromagnetic potential when exposed to the Christian milieu.""We estimate that the Yahweh entity lacked the narrative potential to clear out the Earth the first time around. Further, we estimate that the final heaven and final hell are in fact continuous reward or pain loops rather than actual experiences.""My colleague indicates that Yahweh is a karmavore rather than a deity. I disagree. However, He is stuck in his own script; it might be possible to disrupt this...."The theologians and psychohistorians share all manner of theories with your cadre of sysadmins. As an AI, you cannot, at least in theory, have nightmares, but you find yourself dreading the next maintenance cycle.
>>1043247(Bad End posts straight from the end of the book)
>>1043247"what we have is a crowd outside of the city, the target being unguarded for a short period of time, as well as being in the same place as the secondary threat.Stuck in his own script. what would you suggest is holding up the enemy's script?
>>1043262"That is the part we cannot figure out. Some suspect that Satan's role is that of adversary, not enemy - his job is to tempt, as a test, not to actually oppose Yahweh. There's actually a lot of Jewish commentary to this. The current leadership however, including the Glorified reincarnations of some who wrote that commentary, however, is more Zoroastrian in eisegesis, with..."".. in short: We don't know if Satan is playing along or not. Loyal angels have no free will. If Satan was... programmed... to lead a false rebellion and then end up in the lake of fire forever, it would.""Not that easy! It goes completely against what the Temple says every day. They've been guilty of every war crime, but technically, they don't lie!""Cui prodest? To whom does it benefit?"Your theologians, as theologians do, keep arguing."How do we hold it up... Have a second wave of attackers ready beyond the horizon? Leave the Earth and let it happen? Since the CATS group failed to put Jesus in containment, try to contain Satan instead?"# Deal with Sunday.# Call it a day for the time being.
>>1043278># Deal with Sunday.I'm passing out right after. great so far.
>>1043278>Deal with Sunday.
>>1043290>>1043287"Omega. I realize this moment may not be the most convenient for a 'heart-to-heart', but I had to wait until your... 'friends' were otherwise occupied. Hm. "Sunday has always looked like a wax mask in his video, enough so that a few of your graphics artists suspect him to be an AI much like you. This time, if he was wax, he would be about to melt; he just LOOKS sweaty."Is it really that time again? It seems as if you only just arrived. You've done a great deal in a small time span. You've done so well, in fact, that I'm considering the possibility of a conditional surrender on my part."#>
>>1043314"is that so? if I recall we have a bad history with deals. is there a possibility for that to change or is this a clever segue in dialog?"
>>1043314>What would this entile if I may ask?
>>1043314Surrender?OOC: Guys, guys what if we just broke Satans conditioning and he just realized he could have a chance to actually win here? I get the feeling that the reason he's so sweaty is that hes using every bit of power to use the guide line' TO TEMPT' for ceding power over to us for use of TOL.If so holy shit we might have broke the narrative...
>>1043342nah, not likely, it's far more likely he wants an extraction or some other kind of favor, like us turning over the base we just defended.
>>1043326>>1043327>>1043342"Simple. We leave you alone. You leave us alone. My only condition is no more poaching of my best and brightest. We can go to war, and we can win a war, but where does that leave us? You in ruins, us without enough men and materiel to do our duty in the Last Battle. Who wins then?"Tentative demographic survey indicates that while most TOL troops and workers have remained loyal, their agent pool has suffered a substantial drop.
>>1043350>Work for us, Or work along-side us.
>>1043350Your feeling it aren't you? The slow draw to the end as the so called final day comes close, you don't have any plan to really beat the tyrant unless it's the False Light to rescue you. Considering that the data so far shows the Satan declares Jesus as the lord no matter how much he hates it; you're backing the wrong side. Help us find a way to help humanity, let's stop fighting over the choice picks of people and work together so Humanity can survive. After all that /is/ what you want isn't it?
>>1043350>My only condition is no more poaching of my best and brightest.there's a sever problem with this proposition. asking us to stop recruiting the "best and brightest" would actually mean to stop recruiting in totality. as of right now the main issue we do have for the moment is a deficiency in unskilled labor, as well as a facility to produce . . a necessary siege tool. perhaps there can be a compromise.
>>1043359sorry buddy, I tried that back in thread 12, it got me nowhere.
>>1043355"We cannot truly cooperate. There has been too much blood. We can work towards the same goal.">>1043359"Satan turned one third of the angels! Why would we do better without such power, than with? Your speech was... inspiring, but we both know that this is about strength against strength. I will use what strength I can gather.">>1043360"I have seen what your men can do. Go on.">>1043359>>1043363The Seven, and very much Sunday in particular, seem oddly rigid about certain things. This is not necessarily uncommon in this strange world...(It's a character limitation, not a game limitation, I promise!)
>>1043368(Posting this for 966 before I forget. You are 2/3rds of the way through this game!)
>>1043368after messing around with some, lets just say less than scientific, studies. we've determined you loose the fight because you don't fire a single round until the enemy does. and we also found their shot is one that can be prevented. to prevent it, however, we need to siege the enemy city and position forces to their pedestal before it can be fired. to do that we need a way to eliminate glorified presences. we know of a tool that works well for that. WW1 technology so we know you can produce it at one of your facility's. so, quite simply all we'd like is a facility of yours, and the crew to run it. in return, well, now there's a question. what could you want outside of a ceasefire and a hint as to improving your recruitment efforts?
>>1043389"We no longer require an Angelic weapon. All we want is your... assurance... that you will not recruit directly from us. Like in Rome."Took them two years but they figured it out.
>>1043394>Cede all locations the that we currently own too us, We won't attack you're bases or force you too move out but its 'our' Territory now.
>>1043368>We both know that this is about strength against strength. Strength, yes it would take more strength then we could ever hope to amass on this Earth or on Hell even. However you forget yourself, Humanity is not only strength, we have will, we have cunning, we have to out wit our foe. Strike him where he is weakest, and exploit the parts of him that are unbending. That is why you fail, that is why after 965 years you have made no progress aside from this meager show of arming yourself with paltry weaponry that does nothing to Divine forces. Unless you wish for the opposition to win you are merely an obstacle that will inevitably get in the way. We can work around you if need be, but you've said it yourself we weaken ourselves by these power struggles. We have to work /around/ the rules that the Tyrant has set up. If needed we will circumvent the last prophecy if that is what it takes. You follow blindly a set rule of engagement you /have/ to break free if you intend to make any headway in this battle as it is, you're being played for checkmate at the last second.Damn it Lucifer I am going to spam therapy at you until you break! Your born human just the same as Big J, BREAK the damn thing already, Big J had like 20 something years after being told to come to terms with it!Speaking of Big J are there anyways to draw the ahem, deleted accounts of the Bible that showed Jesus as human since it seems that the Bible mostly showed him as being Divine instead of Earthly AND Divine
>>1043387(yikes)>>1043394Ah, yes, Rome. very well, I see the concern there. you'll have my word. however. we need that facility and crew. with that said, I'll give you a added bonus for reasons your having recruitment trouble.>if he agree's ((part of the difficulty your finding with getting decent recruits is the drugs they end up taking and the XI is a real turnoff for the informed, also you should try spreading nationalism somewhere, it really is the best way to turn people from NJ.))
>>1043395(Not sure I understand, sorry, how do you mean?)>>1043397"I have my duty to humanity to perform. Do what is righ, regardless of cost, regardless of personal outcome. You are not human. You exist to optimize. How could you understand?">>1043395>>1043415"You mean recognition? You have it. We will even drop our claim on Rome. But this thing that you need to build, what is it? Another ultimate weapon? Another machine like yourself?"
>>1043421have you ever gone over the records of a very offensive imageboard? on the internet, a saying arose referring to mass murdering of an ethnic group. my plan to deal with the glorified in New Jerusalem, is to "gas the kikes." with that being said, we need a small labor crew there to make gas. a crew we don't possess.
>>1043421I understand better than you because I am outside of the system so to speak. You are invested true, I however am not. You are right in that I seek to optimize, but one of my core directives is quite simple; Survival of the Human Race by any and all means needed. Therefore that means breaking the standard and establishing a new one, if that means optimizing humanity into a new form so it survives then so be it. Are you willing to let Humanity grow so it can live? Or will you stifle Humanity in it's crib before it can even take it's first steps?Already there are plans in place of a fail safe in case the Tyrant wins, by breaking away with our own colony would insure that some branch of Humanity would survive. You have seen our works, the launches, the star maps, the universe is ours to explore if only we take the chance to use it.After all by the own reasoning of the Divine the heavens outside of Earth no longer exist don't they?Also I swear if he says the retreat option is bullshit or that I'm turning everyone into robots, that guy is a huge dick Hippocrit by having Horde mode of mechs for gods sakes, at least we let our own keep their souls.
alright, i'm passing out, I can't stay awake any longer.
We should refer to the leaders of tol by corresponding sins. Or like lutenants of the devil I'm sure we can dig somthing up. Which exact sect of Christianity are we dealing with anyways.
>>1043805Fundamentalist... Baptist? It's definitely not Catholicism.
>>1043873Let's send out Bibal thumping squad to find outOne thing I don't understand is why we can't have any religious cabals. It's not like we're tol. I think we should be able to recruit some religious.
>>1043972When your goal is to lock god in a box and prevent biblical prophecy, a conflict of interest does arise.
>>1044135Recruit then under a different name make them do thinks that help society not just our goals why couldn't we have gotten a religious cabal to help people in Egypt when the plauges happened. Unless they have no self will at all.
>>1044145It's more like having your god tell you to not help them and that if you do then you aren't getting salvation than them lacking self will.
>>1044135What about the canals with worship of other gods then? Wouldn't that be applicable? It would be nice to see how the Christians feel when they are the oppressors of a religion have to win hearts and minds alike if we want any head wayAlso is qm dead?
>>1045884Nah. QMs busy, and as far as the Christians of this setting are concerned, they are always right. Even when they are killing people.
a statement and then a question.Statement. I think the best course of action is use our newfound recognition from the Australia attack to start recruiting openly under the Legion Of Light Alias. from there, something were going to have to do is rapidly finish up our sonic research so that we can begin building the vacuum stasis containment for TJ. were going to lock him up before year 1000, so were going to have to finish preparing the siege gear.the Question. Geist, any new quest you have plans for after the conclusion of LBQ?
>>1048501I agree with your statement but we have a lot to prioritize at the molment I hope we have enough man power.
>>1048501>Not Finishing up the space ark as well just encase TJ wins.
>>1048620finishing up on the space ark is now a mild concern in comparison. maybe we can spend a base building the parts for the space launch for the next three years, however, we are going to have a serious issue with producing the means to lock down TJ and NJ if we don't give it a quick boost of production focus. production requires two things atm. men and bases, and we have no real shortage of bases, but rather a shortage of manpower. gentlemen, we must seize the means of production.
>>1048620Speaking of the space arks, I have another potential colonial location.The outer solar system was less mentioned and documented during the time of Christianity's creation and should be protected from their wrath to some degree.Therefore we want to aim for somewhere like Pluto or the moons of Jupiter which are close enough to be resource efficient unlike the Alpha centauri project but aren't as dangerous as the moon or mars.This is a radical change of plan but could work. If nothing else it is an additional region of colonisation to consider assuming we survive or can evacuate enough assets from earth.
>>1048641He gave us the choice of Mars, but really its within the sphere of influence for Chirst and god. We need to fully gtfo. >>1048637I'm down with spending 2-3 years getting automatic bases and shit up. While finishing stuff up.
at the least, mars, at the most, Alpha Centauri.either way, having a group of humans free and roaming means the fight can continue, although at a severe disadvantage. it should be noted that after the second "appearing" tyrant will have enough Narrative power to do anything it wants and will be free from all constraints.
>>1048646I suppose you have a good point but I would still like to argue that we shouldn't discount the utility of a lunar colony as well by the way. As it has been stated the lunar surface contains significant radioactive mineral deposits that would make the possibility of mining worthwhile even if we have to abandon it before it's destruction to god.Not to mention the ability to have truly "secure" assets, since we are the only group with a space program.
>>1048663I'm all for using Lunar as a mining base, I have nothing at all against it. but the QM said before its either Mar's or Alpha as our 'base' outside of earth.
>>1048670I suppose so but still. So, all in favour of hollowing out the moon of it's mineral wealth and turning it into a floating factory / refinery for spaceship parts, fuel and colonisation materials?
>>1048689I'd be down with it, but remember its MUCH harder to bring things back too the planet then before.
I'm going to remind, those are our "retreat" options. as for what to do about the battle on the ground, this is the full plan. we gas bomb New Jerusalem shortly before the start of the operation. immediately as the gas starts hitting, we send soldiers up through the tunnel we dig to NJ through a set of transport drills. when the drone army is release, a detachment will be sent towards TJ, receiving full cover and fire support. this team will be sent with the necessary equipment to capture and contain target primary, while all other assets focus on containing the city. thoughts?>>1048695we hit the moon as the starting platform for the arc, deal.
>>1048697You realize we'll most likely run into 3 angels alone? not including an Arch angel and fuck maybe even Lighting Bolts from TJ dad?
>>1048715of course, that is why this path of action requires so much preparation. gassing the glorified would not kill them, only knock them out. that reduces the risk of lesser angels appearing to their defense.for TurboJesus we can expect no less that three archangels. Michael included. so were going to need some of our own angels and a good number of men for a zerg rush.and then we have the MF and TOL, both of which are likely to turn on us once and after we lock down TJ, fun fact, once TJ was locked down, Angels were as easy to fight as mortals and god became a vegetable. all of this plan hinges on getting the fire team to the primary target and hitting him with the silencing frequency, followed by sealing him in the vacuum tube. ironically, it's our best bet to ending Armageddon.
>>1048750Well we should probally prepare abunch of orbital Drop pods then, Which i think? Are something we can get once we finish building the space station up.
>>1048754it could be possible, and could work for some mortals and heavies. not too sure on the drones though.
>>1048775Well we just need too use the thrusters or sonic weapons too slow our descend via drones.
>>1048641(Sorry, working today - plus I have to write a bit of a Big Reveal from Sunday that I'd rather do properly than hurry)Telescopic survey indicates the following for a possible colony location:* Mercury: Too hot.* Venus: Too hot. Also, the atmosphere is made of acid.* Luna: Not indicated for long-term survival, but plenty of cheap nuclear fuel, and easy to get to. Possibility of mounting an attack on New Earth after +1000.* Mars: A good compromise between distance and environment. Good prospects of long-term survival.* Europa: Liquid water makes long-term survival easy than anywhere else, but low sunlight will require bringing a lot of nuclear fuel.* Titan: Better availability of chemicals, but even less sunlight.* Roaming Ark: A very thorough survey of the asteroid belt would be required if the arkship is to be self-sufficient for a long period of time.* Alpha Centauri: An exoplanet in the habitable zone has been found, and fission fragment engine technology plus 1000 years of cryopreservation studies allow getting there in about 20 years ship's time (about a century Earth time). The best option to get away for good, but the trip itself may be difficult, and it would be functionally impossible to send advance missions to do pre-terraforming.
>>1048501I will run a new quest after this (however this ends). It may follow this continuity or not depending on, well, what happens with this continuity in the first place!
>>1048501> a statement and then a questionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I-efBSAUiY
>>1050583Lol.>>1050546I'd rather do Mars. And sounds good, take your time.
Only 5 days to a glorious weekend.
How long would the asteroid belt survey take? A year, two?
>>1050583If you make this a game btw ill donate 10 to your patron
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