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    48 KB Zerg Quest XII Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:06 No.12103536  

    (Haha, bitches! Mods say we're /tg/-related!)

    Kingston's wicked device is gone. The Swarm has come back under our control, and we have begun gathering up the Psi Emitters. We aren't sure exactly why Labbrate ordered them all shut down before it would release us from the Disruptor's influence, but we trust its judgment.

    Labbrate itself is looking better. Its muscular male assistant is massaging its segmented carapace dutifully. We hope it will be better soon.

    Artisanlord lost a tentacle in the chaos, but is otherwise fine. It has opted not to regrow the limb, as some kind of statement on the scars of war.

    We still haven't heard from Warbrate. We fear the worst.

    Our brood is injured, battered, but not broken...and we expect to welcome a whole platform full of Terrans into our fold, if Kingston has not destroyed it, yet.

    We are also beginning to sense broken images from Antiga Prime.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:11 No.12103607
    (Oh, you'll play Zerg Quest. I didn't wake up from my nape for nothing)
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:12 No.12103619
    (Heh. Nap, even. Well, I didn't wake up from a nape, so I suppose it's still factually correct...)
    >> anon !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:12 No.12103636
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:13 No.12103648
    I...you're welcome?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:14 No.12103659
    Okay what now?
    What is coming from Antiga Prime?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:16 No.12103681
    So whats our current stock of resources and goals? Ive been out for the last few sessions, but it seems we're still as 'living by the skin of our teeth' as always.
    good show
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:16 No.12103688
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    New project for Labrate! See if Dukemind has the heavy siege tank schematics (the hero version). If so great. If not, make them or use regular siege tanks. Give Hunter Killers hands. Enlarge the crew compartment of the tanks to hold a 2 zerg crew of HKs. Add to the tank: emergency exit for the crew, goliath hellfire missile launchers, and a tracking scanner and sensor array from a missile turret. That would give us an AA siege tank that can detect cloaked units, and releases HKs when destroyed. It'd be slower that a siege tank, siege mode would undoubtedly force the missiles to be taken offline, and would be at least twice as expensive as an ultralisk, but it can do everything, and the hardest part would be giving the HKs hands (cause fleshlings are a pain to make and useless for any form of combat), so we should be able to start small scale production of the tanks within a few days, and full production once we retool the plants that were assigned to make emitters. The only problem I see is that this might not be enough to fight against KINGSTON, that whore Feneschal, those pesky Dark Templar, and some sort of United group from the Terran homEworld... maybe some sort of a Directorate. Regardless we need to prepare for the worst with the best. An screw muscly male, it's Hideyoshi damnit.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:19 No.12103734
    Focus on finding out what we can about Warbrate and our current situation with Kingston's forces.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:20 No.12103750
    Isn't there still a battle going on at the Dylarian Shipyards? Or did we destroy that swam of wraith?

    >amordism time
    That's right it's time for the swarm to worship Mordin
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:20 No.12103751
    The troops on Antiga are returning slower than their peers, possibly because there were no nearby Emitters.

    The buildings we have regained control of there seem to cover less than a third of the planet, where once they coated the whole surface. Some of them are encumbered by mechanical devices. Others are in pain as Terrans burn away the Creep nearby.

    The units are almost universally restrained. Some are in transit, some are being operated upon, some are just left welded to the outsides of ships. We sense implants in some of them. One that we have regained control of appears to be strapped to something in a harness. A whip flares across its carapace, as if to urge it forward.
    >> anon !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:23 No.12103791
    the terrans seem to have attempted to tame us. we should let them think we are tamed.

    And creep should be underground from now on, no longer surface based. In fact, all our constructions should be under ground. As far underground as feasable.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:24 No.12103795
    Labbrate is currently injured. We will have to wait until it is well again to assign it work.

    The battle of Dylar IV is over, for now. We lost Warbrate and all of our troops, but the only troops Kingston has left are his wraiths and a platform full of infected Terrans. We are just starting to gain a fuzzy sense that they are still alive...
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:24 No.12103803
    Not sure why you would weld zerg to the outside of a ship, but whatever the reason this is a problem. Any signs that they're getting ready to move?

    >regives HUMANITIES
    Yes Captcha we will weld terrans to the carpace of our fliers
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:25 No.12103825
    Underground creep doesn't work our well.

    >threepenny splcoph
    I think captcha is giving an idea to artisanlord
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:27 No.12103848
    So far, no. We haven't tipped our hand, yet. They may not be aware that we have control of our troops.

    We are reminded painfully that a zergling was not made with the fires of atmospheric reentry in mind. Three fewer zerglings echo in our minds. A fourth is howling in pain.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:29 No.12103876
    Well, nothing we can do about it right now. How about the other broods, are they ok? Is there one in ok condition that could help out?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:33 No.12103923
    As we turn our thoughts to the Swarm at large, we are reminded that Araq is still under our control, and is VERY unhappy about it. It rages in our head, and its voice attracts the notice of our Brothers.

    They are equally outraged at the situation. We may have reunified the Swarm, but at what cost, they ask.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:35 No.12103950
    Despite our fractured minions, priority is given to remaking contact with the other cerebrates and the Overmind.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:36 No.12103969
    Right right, sorry Araq. But the Overmind knows it was an accident, so have Labrate, after he's better, figure out why Araq is still under our control, cause we turned off that emitter. Right?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:36 No.12103970
    We can't force domination on them. Not only is it unZergy, but the Overmind will be all kinds of pissed.

    Find a way to surrender control.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:37 No.12103978
    We have contact. They are bickering very animatedly about whether we have defiled the very nature of the Swarm or if we can possibly have an excuse for this sacrilege.
    >> anon !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:39 No.12104006
    The choices that were clear to us were easy. Extermination. Or bringing all of us under a single mind. I needed your council, and I apologize for the lengths I was forced to take to get it. We will devote resources to fixing this issue, and I suggest we all seek council with the over-mind.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:43 No.12104052
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    "Be still, My Children. My wayward agent acted out of a desire to preserve the Swarm, not ambition for power. It acted as a Cerebrate, not as a despoiler. So long as it yields control of Araq back unto Me, it shall suffer no recriminations for doing what it had to do in order to unite Us again."

    A silence falls across the Swarm, as if every cell of every Zerg holds its breath. Do we release Araq?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:43 No.12104054
    We should also check in with the overmind. He was fine earlier, but who knows about now.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:44 No.12104069
    Release him like the motherfucking fist of the north star.

    We're in no position to strike out on our own.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:44 No.12104071
    Well, that answers my question
    >> anon !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:44 No.12104074
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:45 No.12104083
    (I assumed so, but you guys have surprised me before)
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:46 No.12104087
    Ofcourse we release him, he's not one of our bastard cerabrates. He's too independent.
    >> Generic Cerebrate !d2uO8BR0kk 09/15/10(Wed)21:47 No.12104100
    Release Araq.

    Also, newcomer here. Read up on the archives but first time posting in these threads. Let the reign of anon the Cerebrate be long and prosperous.
    >> anon !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:47 No.12104101
    (and release a couple of our other cerabrates to the overmind. We are yet strong enough to form our own brood. (tyranid splinterfleet coughcough))
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:47 No.12104107
    Well, it things go really bad, we could usurp the overminds position. We already have an eye. BUT, we will not do that anytime soon if ever.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:49 No.12104120
    We are unsure of how this works, but we let our mind lax on Araq as we...point?...it toward the Overmind. A warm tendril strokes across our mind as Araq's thoughts fade from a compartment of our mind. We hear Araq sigh in relief in our mind the way we hear other Cerebrates.

    "There. And so the wrong is righted. The Swarm is Whole once more, now."
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:49 No.12104121
    No need to do this.

    Besides, they're not true cerebrates anymore than we're a true overmind.

    They are ours. The Overmind has made his conditions known. There's no need to offer anything more.
    >> cerabrate anon !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:50 No.12104129
    welcome Generic Cerabrate.

    assuming my normal tripcode.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:50 No.12104134
    So have we stopped production of emitters? Should we switch to something else? Maybe super siege tanks...
    I though my idea was good...
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:51 No.12104137
    *narrows eyes*

    >> cerabrate anon !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:52 No.12104152
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    I think we should build the emmitters, and see if we can build the disruptor...

    can we please check on kerrigen?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:53 No.12104160

    Now we need to shut down the human experiments, and rebuild the swarm.


    Let that psychic cry reverberate through the stars themselves. He will know that we are back, and coming for him.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)21:54 No.12104169

    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:54 No.12104174
    See, this is why quest-givers should always have a tripcode when they start.

    Now I don't know who is who.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:54 No.12104177
    With our Brothers no longer calling for our blood, we relax a little. We are unsure if they will lend any aid to us, but we needn't worry about some kind of Brood War, right now.

    We sense images and sounds from Dylar, but not enough to gain control over any minds, quite yet.

    An indescribable squeal runs through the mind of one of our hydralisks on Antiga, and its frontal cortex explodes, violently.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:55 No.12104185
    Why is everyone so fixated on Kerigan? It's a different one from cannon, she wasn't betrayed my Mengsk, and the Overmind is still alive so he'll keep her in check. And we already have a ton of emitters and the disruptor... is it still on fire?
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/15/10(Wed)21:56 No.12104194
    This seems bad. Have an overlord investigate what's going on there.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:57 No.12104203
    What of the focus of the Hassassin Brood, our subtle knives and wayward rings of information. How many of them still live and how many were lost to us - how many more know of this zergish infestation into the minds and will of the Terran and protoss...

    Oh shit.

    What happened to the Dark Templar and Protoss we were converting?

    But to those poor souls that were captured, we must let them be. We must find a way to kill them from afar, to detonate them via horrible mixing of their genetic code, but for now they shall be our eyes and ears. Do any of them have the genes to release spores into the air?

    And we should request the Overmind to search for our lost brother, Warbrate. After all, it was his noble sacrifice that turned the tide in this battle.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)21:57 No.12104210
    I've never had a tripcode. I had kind of considered it a point of pride, actually.

    We assign what troops we have on Xenta to resume production of Terran units for our use. As we thought before, Labbrate is still too ill for massive modifications of advanced military technology.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)21:58 No.12104212
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    Oh you know, just humans being curious.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:00 No.12104236
    Would we be able to have the zerg under our influence begin secretion of an acid to corode the mechanical implants?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:00 No.12104243
    Is there any section of the Creep, Zerg structures, or units on Antiga that are not under the watch of the Terrans?
    If there are any, they should be converted to aerial spore infestation structures, of the highly virulent type. I believe we still have the genecode for those.

    Also, prepare a Cloak Overlord to warp to the Antiga system and spy on what the Terrans are doing there, if they are preparing to leave or if they're still doing their experiments.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:01 No.12104246
    I don't think they can, we'd have to make a new strain... which would require Labrate... GET BETTER FASTER!
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:03 No.12104265
    Can Accountantbrate and Citybrate give us a timetable for when our Brood will be back to original strength?

    Also, is the cloaked Overlord we had observing the Dylar system still undetected? Can it sense what Kingston's forces are doing?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:04 No.12104277
    The Disruptor is...not on fire, no. It is the radioactive dust at the center of a giant crater on Dylar.

    We have no free overlords on Antiga. It is currently occupied by Kingston's men.

    (You guys read the last thread, right?)

    None of our infiltration agents were able to keep themselves from discovery during the long period without the stabilizing influence of our thoughts. They are all dead.

    Our Protoss are down to ten. The others appear to have clawed at their own faces until they bled to death. We keep one Dark Templar restrained. The one we were attempting to infest eludes our notice, at the moment, but the parasite in its grey matter will leap to life as soon as it passes near one of our overlords.

    A restrained defiler hears a similar piercing squeal, and its brain perforates before it slumps over, dead.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:06 No.12104295
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    I'm terribly sorry I just came from before we nuked the disruptor to take out most of the wraiths.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:07 No.12104302

    It's some kind of psychic weapon against zerg.

    Those bastards don't let up. We need to find what that weapon is so we can blow it up too. Locate where the zerg are dying at.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:08 No.12104320
    >the disruptor... is it still on fire?
    We nuked the disruptor.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:09 No.12104326
    >A restrained defiler hears a similar piercing squeal, and its brain perforates before it slumps over, dead
    Great sonic weaponry. Now we need to change our skulls to block out those frequencies... it never ends with KINGSTON!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:09 No.12104328
    Our brood is almost nonexistent. We poured most of what troops survived the Disruptor's influence to Dylar, and in the end, we nuked them ourselves. Accountantbrate estimates at least two weeks before our forces are of a reasonable number. Citybrate doubts we will have enough resources to move Zerg World for at least a week past that.

    The overlord joined Warbrate's defensive guard when Warbrate took control of the battle. It gave its life bravely to defend Warbrate from a blast of plasma.
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/15/10(Wed)22:10 No.12104332
    I wasn't sure of the exact situation with the destruction of the Psi Disruptor. Did we lose everything in the assault?

    I think our best strategy would be to continue to engage Kingston on our own using our own tactics and unique command hierarchy. If we can have Kingston adapt countermeasures specific to our brood, then he may be unable to defend himself against the other broods which we can bring in later for a surprise attack.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:12 No.12104357
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    Well then we have one choice left. Spawn more cloaked overlords and have them check out Antiga and Dylar.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:13 No.12104369
    Then spawn two overlords and have them fitted with cloaking harnesses.
    One to be sent to Antiga, and the other to spy on Dylar.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:13 No.12104370
    A third Zerg unit aboard one of the Science Vessels in orbit around Antiga hears the squeal. Our vision through its eyes blurs for a moment, and its carapace feels numb briefly, before it, too, dies an ignominious death.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:14 No.12104379
    ...The sector knows about us. Everyone knows about us now.


    Breath, breath...Can we look through the eyes of the captives, to see what is being done. I would rather know if they are shooting, or using some new terran science.

    Laberate, assuming that every terran has some idea that anyone could be a thrall to the Swarm, is the current method of infection still viable?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:14 No.12104382
    We send an overlord toward Antiga, but we pause about Dylar.

    We just gained direct control of several Terrans aboard the orbital platform.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:15 No.12104396
    You said some of the zerg had implants in them - are these the ones that are suddenly dying?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:15 No.12104400
    Come to think of it, since the psy disrupter can block our control, could Kingston then issolate the psychic frequency of our communication. The mechanical implants may be to access the zerg in particulars' link to the swarm. Is Kingston tapping our psychic phones?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:16 No.12104408
    Labbrate weakly informs us that if the Terrans know we are using infectious spores, then Kingston will surely gather samples and try to develop a counter-agent.

    We are overjoyed that it is feeling well enough to speak.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:16 No.12104411
    That's redicu... no it's Kingsotn so probably.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:16 No.12104414
    How strong is our psionic hold on our Zerg remaining on Antiga Prime and in the Antiga system? Is it back up to pre-Disruptor strength, or is it still somewhat weak?

    Also, are there any free Zerg units or structures that we could use to surreptitiously begin a guerrilla campaign against the Terrans there?

    Also, alongside the production of Terran units, don't forget to also produce nukes and spore missiles.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:16 No.12104416
    Observe, but don't do anything to clue that we've gotten them back.

    When they activate the weapon, see if we can take the blow for the unit, then have it fake death. When they dump it for disposal, have it infiltrate the vents or something and play Alien with the crew.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:18 No.12104426
    One of them had an implant, but the others have not. They did have instruments attached to their heads.

    I can neither confirm nor deny Crazy Kingston Theories. It's more fun this way.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:18 No.12104438
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    I say it's due to the dorsal ridge scratcher.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:19 No.12104445
    How good is our control of the Infested on the space platform in the Dylar system?
    We must be ready to self-destruct the platform, in order to prevent Kingston from getting spore samples.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:20 No.12104461
    Our hold on them is still weaker than normal, but it is sufficient.

    We try not to let the others know that some of their number are no longer human. It seems that Kingston has ordered some kind of quarantine.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:21 No.12104482
    Again, damnation. Laberate, when you are well again, we must find a way to allow our infection to creep even quieter and...if possible...coop any possible cure to an even greater infection.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:23 No.12104497
    >It seems that Kingston has ordered some kind of quarantine
    We need more information about this. If Kingston is going to send med teams over, then we have to self-destruct the platform; while it would confirm his suspicions that we have a method of infestation, we cannot allow him to get access to active, live spores.
    If, however, he's simply waiting it out, then we should act normal.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:23 No.12104504
    Or make a hyper-virulent strain that causes severe deformation and see if we can't make them think that that is the only strain.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:24 No.12104521
    We should also try for a parasite strain; not spores, but actual multicellular parasitic organisms.
    Make so many vectors and so many strains, that they can't possibly protect against every single one.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:26 No.12104542
    Or highly mutagenic. Zerg-AIDs for victory.
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    You just want to make more work for us don't you
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:28 No.12104583
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    mutagenic AIDS... sound familiar
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:30 No.12104606
    Maybe we should go for a combo parasite-viral. The parasite stings to administer the virus and a paralyzing venom to stop the infestee seeking help. The virus could then spread on two fronts, through the parasite stings and contagiously between terrans.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:31 No.12104624
    Are there any low-security areas on Antiga Prime or any of the science labs, at which our Zerg would be able to overwhelm the Terran guards and scientists and establish a base of operations?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:32 No.12104636
    As a few more minds enters into our consciousness, we become aware that a science team has already been to the surface of the platform. All compromised personnel were locked down inside at the time. We can't be sure they found any of the spores, but it's a fair bet.

    Labbrate winces as it informs us that the necessary mechanisms for proper infestation are very specific. If Kingston develops a counter-agent for one strain, it will likely be relatively effective against any others we may use.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:34 No.12104664
    I suppose that could work.
    So we have spores in the air, spores in the water, parasites in the water, actual little bugs that can sting, and an air-borne mutagenic virus.

    A CDC nightmare, or a standard day in the Amazon/deepest Africa.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:34 No.12104670
    Well, then we'll just have to kill them wont we. Probe their minds for the layout and if we get the chance blowup the platform.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:35 No.12104683
    Then don't make it proper infestation agents. Can we make viruses/parasites/whatever that will have initial effects to make it seem like it's an infestation but then turn them insane or just kill them?

    If so, make that and we focus on using that. Let them capture it and waste time making a counter measure for it and then we can go back to infesting. It's not a permanent solution but it'd buy time and might cause havoc amongst their men for awhile.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:35 No.12104684
    Mhm, yes. We must scour Dylar clean, if possible, and remove everything back to a safe world.

    We are injured and weakened...Overmind, great father, and He who has made us Brightest of his Swarm, we must rest. These Terrans tax us truely. Is there another task we may preform for you?

    And...Where is Kerrigan?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:36 No.12104698
    Damnation and Hellfire!
    Another job for Labbrate when it's feeling better is the creation of a new strain of Infestation.
    We can bet that Kingston will come up with a counter-measure fairly quickly.

    What staff do we currently have control over on the Dylar platform?
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    Unfortunately, no. The occupation appears to have been arranged very carefully to avoid anything of the sort.

    A captive overlord on the Science Vessel screams as the squeal pierces its thoughts. We feel a familiar buzzing from it before it begins to fade away...

    As minds slowly join us on the last piece of the Dylarian Shipyars, we become aware of some kind of oddity captured by the Terrans. Apparently, it was taken aboard the Science Vessel Columbus, which is still in orbit around Dylar IV. We don't have any other details.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:37 No.12104716
    I'll tell you what Kerrigan is not doing, anything to jeopardize the swarm. Beyond that leave her to the overmind to deal with.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:39 No.12104740
    They better not be making evil cybernetic warbrate over there.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:40 No.12104749
    That is probably possible. We don't wish to tax Labbrate too much at this moment. It is obviously straining itself to begin work before it is fully recovered.

    (You want to petition the Overmind for something?)

    We have approximately two dozen of the three hundred troops. The rest are coming in one by one. We will likely have full control within half an hour.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:40 No.12104751
    >What staff do we currently have control over on the Dylar platform?
    Specifically, anyone from Engineering, or someone with Command-level access who can initiate the self-destruct sequence.

    Oh, and I just realized: Kingston put this place under a quarantine, but we still have control of the personnel. Can they get to the communication room, and is the comm array online? If things look bad, and we have to self-destruct the platform, could they burst transmit everything in their databanks: encryption keys, ship schematics, weapon designs, all of it to the Hyperion which will be in a completely uninhabited and useless system. By the time Kingston's men get there, the Hyperion would be long-gone and safely back at Xenta via a number of random Warp Jumps.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:42 No.12104769
    How big is our primary hive cluster? Sure we have a planet and it's moon, zerg world, and a collection of other systems, but should be build more hatcheries since it seems we always endup depleting our brood after every other battle.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:43 No.12104784
    Sigh. We need more Labbrates or something. We're way too crippled in that area when something happens to the good chap.

    Can we outright kill any zerg under our control? Shut down body systems or anything? It would tip off Kingston we have control again, unless we're lucky and he assumed once we lose control they die over time, but it would prevent him from experimenting on the zerg he has control on if we could.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:44 No.12104789
    Mostly 'can we do something while someone else goes to fuck up Kingston's shit, or something?' because holy fuck, Kingston is kicking us in the fucking teeth.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:45 No.12104808
    But remember that this time we probe their minds before we have them answer anything so they don't say something that the uninfested them wouldn't say.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:45 No.12104811
    We don't have anyone with access to the Comm systems, yet (and the AI player's being a dick. Apparently somebody uploaded the OneHuman module and set it to Kingston...).

    We estimate that the Columbus is close enough that if we detonated the platform, the Columbus would be destroyed, or at least badly damaged enough that it would not have control enough to keep from burning up upon a forceful reentry into Dylar IV's atmosphere.

    Still not confirming or denying Crazy Kingston Theories.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:45 No.12104814
    Self-destruct our units in the Antiga system?
    Well, you make a point about not letting Kingston continue experimenting with living subjects, but if we're going to do that, why not attempt a mass breakout? The chances of success are abysmally low, but at least we'd take some of them with us.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:48 No.12104845
    I thik the massive coordinated assault on the Dylar system and the destruction of the psi-disruptor tip Kingston off that we had some control, and probably have full control now.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:49 No.12104854
    we must shut down the antiga operation as soon as possible, the ability to tap our commo is a serious security breach, at this juncture i advocate another unzergthodox tactic, implimentation of propper signal warfare principles, to the aim of stimying eavesdropping and jamming, especialy in the event of disruption or bugging
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:49 No.12104858
    We're still not entirely sure what we did to create cerebrates to begin with. It would take a concerted effort to make it happen again.

    (We could petition the Overmind for aid. We'd have to provide a good reason why, since we're not exactly in Its good graces right now. We can't realistically expect it to take out all of our problems, either)
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:50 No.12104873
    Alright, then. In preparation for this gambit, have the Hyperion warp to an uninhabited system that we don't control and is somewhat distant from Xenta.
    Have the crew prepare a series of seemingly random jumps to throw off attempts at tracking them, for when they need to return to Xenta.

    When we have enough, or the right personnel to self-destruct the platform AND use the comm array, we simultaneously initiate the self-destruct and transmit everything of value in the platforms databanks to the waiting Hyperion.
    As soon as the Hyperion gets the data dump, it gets the hell out of there, because Kingston won't be far behind.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:51 No.12104886
    lets flex our psychic might to interface with the devices on the antiga zerg, if they arent related to out c2, then it would be unaffected anyway, if they are, then we have an opportunity to subvert it.

    remember, all active measures carry the risk of compromise inherently, kingston should know this
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:51 No.12104894
    Can we make sub-Labbrates? Like, assistants to Labbrate that lets us research multiple avenues of interest, like biological equivalents to Psi-Emitters.

    Also, Idea: Take the most heavily armored ship we have, and zerg the shit outta it, like installing a Hive, and constuction capabilities for everything we have. Then, put ourselves on it, and lace the entire structure with Psyemitters rigged to active if another Psydisruptor or similar ever affects us.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:52 No.12104903
    Update the Overmind about what's happening on Antiga. He might see a problem with it, and if he tells us to take care of it well... politely inform him that we're kinda lacking in forces right now. Or we could activate a psi emitter on Antiga and draw the swam there regardless of what the other cerebrates or overmid want, but that would be problematic in the long run.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:52 No.12104906
    Mostly because he's done SOMETHING to a bunch of Zerg. Doing a breakout might cause damage, but it also means he might just get a whole bunch of subjects to test whatever method he's using at the moment. If we self-destruct them now, he gets nothing more from those he's captured and hopefully we can hide whatever else we have on Antiga. As someone in science, I can assure you, we want to reduce his sample size of this experiment of his. Then we may luck out and his new weapon might not be perfect.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:52 No.12104912
    How exactly do you propose to do that, when we use a telepathic matrix for communication? Not only that, but attempting such could potentially cut our communication off from the rest of the Swarm, which would lead to either us dying due to the Longing, or the Overmind mandating our extermination.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:53 No.12104916
    We are sure we plan to activate the self-destruct? It will surely take the Columbus with it, as well as whatever the oddity was that the Terrans recovered.

    We send the Hyperion, all the same.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:54 No.12104931

    We must try to get the Identity of the Oddity first and foremost.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:55 No.12104941
    Well how many forces do they have in the area and how much do we have on hand? If we don't have a chance of grabbing it, it might be best to deny Kingston anything he wants.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:55 No.12104945
    But you are arguing from the incorrect assumption that we still have free forces on Antiga Prime.
    ALL Zerg forces in the Antiga system have been captured by Kingston.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:55 No.12104949
    Can we try to just shoot down the Columbus? I'd rather take back something interesting then just loose it.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:56 No.12104960
    As someone else in science I would like to point out that cadavers are also useful, granted less useful in this case. Unless it also works on cadavers in which case that hypothesis isn't valid.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)22:56 No.12104963
    We aren't sure we can cause spontaneous death in anything but a defiler (those things are full of filth, anyway. We'd just let it free).

    (Totally calling for a vote before I bring the Big Guy into this)
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:57 No.12104976
    What the fuck? Haven't you been paying attention at all?
    Our forces are almost completely depleted! Kingston currently has an entire fleet of Wraiths in the Dylar system! And the infested terrans only number a few hundred, under quarantine on the shipyard.
    There is no way we could fight our way through.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:58 No.12104978
    >>(We could petition the Overmind for aid. We'd have to provide a good reason why, since we're not exactly in Its good graces right now. We can't realistically expect it to take out all of our problems, either)

    One, we destroyed the PsiDisruptor, which royally screwed over the Zerg. Two, we recovered both the PsiEmitter, and Kerrigan.

    Three, the only really bad thing we've done, controlling Arag or what ever his name was, was done in a moment of Emergency, and immediatly undone upon the passing of the crisis.

    Four, Kingston poses a major threat to the Zerg.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:58 No.12104979
    You are correct. I misread the post. I stand by my position, however, despite the losses we will take. I'm assuming this weapon of his is still in the experimental stage, otherwise he wouldn't need to do it one at a time. Therefore we want to limit the chances he has to use it and perfect it. For all we know, the only reason more of our zerg aren't dying is because they're making constant adjustments to it to try and accomplish that. Hence why we would want to prevent him from being able to test it at all.

    You do have a point though. Going berserk might be a good idea. I just think it's too risky to let him continue his experiments and all these zerg suddenly dying might make him waste resources into thinking why that happened if he doesn't assume we did it on purpose.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)22:59 No.12104990

    even as it stands now, cerebrates have more or less autonomous control of their respective broods, im advocating that we shift our methods of interface to recognize specific patterns, which can be changed at a whim, as opposed to sensitivity to our unique imprits, which are well, unique.
    we can preserve traditional forms of interface to commune with other broods and the overmind, but within our own, our secrets will be much more difficult to discern
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:00 No.12105003
    I vote NO to bringing the Overmind in on this. We work for the glory and victory of the Swarm, and the Overmind's decisions in recent history has been...less than keenly perceptive.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:01 No.12105011
    So, is that a vote for switching over to machine code like in the last thread?
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/15/10(Wed)23:01 No.12105017
    We can't afford to take risks right now. Activate the self-destruct.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:01 No.12105018
    The weapons systems are locked down. When we have full control of the station, we could work on hacking them. That might alert the Terrans that their troops are actively traitorous, though. If, however, we cause enough damage to keep them from jumping to Warp, they may merely pull a safe distance away, making the self-destruct option a viable combat measure against the other Terrans without risking the oddity.

    It looks like there is still a sizable force of wraiths present. It is unlikely that we would survive an assault, either way.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:04 No.12105036
    Like what exactly? Conquer Aiur? Kinda his goal in life. Releasing Araq? Encroaching on his turf. I can't think of any other decisions he's made as of late. Also I vote yes for the idea I proposed anyway.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:04 No.12105048
    You assume that such a thing can even be done.
    If it can, then I will consider it. But I feel that our current relations with the rest of the Swarm are too strained to justify switching our telepathic matrix to a more opaque mode.

    Cerebrate Anon, could we have a ruling on this? Is what is being suggested even possible?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:05 No.12105065
    So, just to be clear:

    I need opinions on destroying the platform. The Columbus likely has samples of our infectious agents, which would be invaluable to Kingston. It also has something that interests the Terrans, the details of which we do not have.

    I also need votes on talking to the Overmind. We can probably get it to send forces to one of the two planets in question.

    Wat do?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:06 No.12105072
    what are all the other broods doing right now? Sitting on their asses while we get overrun? The swarm acts in concert to achieve its goals.

    Also, why would the overmind be angry with us? We saved the entire zerg swarm from complete destruction! We even gave Araq back at the end of the entire debacle.

    Next, where the hell are the terrans getting the resources for their actions? We seem to never have enough troops while they pull endless battlecruisers and science vessels out of their asses. Maybe I missed something in one of the past threads, but they shouldn't have this level of industrial production.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:07 No.12105082
    Hey. I'm back.

    If we haven't moved ourselves off of Antiga, let's do so. Immediately. Let's not place ourselves on Aiur either, but on one of the uninhabited planets we've been strip mining for resources. Also, not anywhere near where we spotted the Protoss.

    Next, we go full Von Neumonn on every uninhabited planet with resources we can find, then we KILLFUCK Tarsonis.

    It's good to be back.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:08 No.12105089
    I'm not even entirely sure what you guys are talking about.

    If it's what it sounds like, we would be instating our own method of controlling our units. That would cut them off from the Overmind. Any wise Cerebrate would avoid that unless it had some kind of plan to cut itself off from the Overmind, as well.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:08 No.12105095
    Ordering us to force our hand when we were infiltrating the Sons of Korhal, not doing much to recover the errant Zerg of the Broods whose cerebrates were killed, and doing nothing but talking while we did the work of destroying the Psi Disruptor.
    It hasn't even begun marshaling its forces to track down Kingston and preparing to assault the Confederacy, even though it knows how much of a danger they represent by having built the Psi Disruptor in the first place.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:08 No.12105098
    Inform the Overmind about Antiga, since Dylar only concerns our infesting process which is not used by the rest of the swarm, and if we cant disable the science vessel destroy it, the platform, and the interesting object (Warbrate or an emitter) with the platforms self-destruct.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)23:09 No.12105101
    no on the overmind, no on self destruct.

    though we need to have everything in place should we need to detonate the station. ANy Terran oddity is likely to interest the protoss as well, which could be good or bad for us.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)23:11 No.12105114
    this may become neccasery. Inform the overmind that should the terrans ever cause his thinking to become unclear, that we would sever ourselves from him until his thoughts are his own once again.

    It is only a contingency plan. for now.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:11 No.12105115
    Those broods are unsalvageable now. They'll lash out at anything that draws near.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:11 No.12105116
    I want to say destroy the platform. While what the terrans have might be super nice for us, with how Kingston has been kicking us in the teeth, I say we do the same back to him now. Deny him what he wants. I'm tempted to say ask the Overmind to Dylan and grab the item the Terrans have though... We won't have it but at least the swarm will then.

    In regards to the Overmind, I don't see why he would be so angry at us... As far as I'm aware, we've only been beneficial to the swarm. If anything, he should be pissed at the others for failing compared to the things we've done.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:11 No.12105120

    Look Anon, Kingston was cool but now he's becoming too much of a DM-sue. He seems to always have an advantage over us and we constantly have to react to his insane bullshit. When was the last time we actually had the initiative, rather than madly scrambling to deal with some new seemingly impossible obstacle that completely screws us over? I personally would like the Overmind to show some goddamn competence as our boss and some rewards for suceeding.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:11 No.12105124
    Look, if we don't self-destruct the platform, we need to at least get the weapons back online so that we can disable the Columbus and try to thin out the Wraith fighters enough so that our battlecruisers and carriers can take care of the rest. This carries a much lessened chance of success.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:13 No.12105139
    He wanted the psi-emitter destroyed. Dead cerebrates are still a new thing. He couldn't really control the swarm at that time. But, I do see your point. However, we can't take care of both Dylar and Antiga by ourselves at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:13 No.12105143
    No, we showed that using a modified psi emitter will allow us to regain control of them.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:13 No.12105147

    Agreed. Blow the platform. Enough of this pussy footing around. It's time to make Kingston fight, instead of covert-ops everything.

    Also: Resources. Von Neumann swarm. Establish mining operations the likes of which even Broods envy. Then COLONY DROPS FOR EVERYONE!
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)23:14 No.12105155
    thats fine. I can agree with that plan, though not so much on the "less chance of success" bit. If we do it right, then we take something shiny, if we do it wrong, then the terrans lose something shiny.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:14 No.12105160
    Yes on inform Overmind for help and to have -other- Zerg fuck with Kingston. No on self-destruct, rather try to disable ship. We're sending the Hyperion in? The one that Raynor has? Raynor Raiders just doing their duty and fucking with the Confederacy.

    Is Raynor still under our control?
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)23:15 No.12105173
    Bernie is back.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:16 No.12105181
    No, the Hyperion was Mengsk's ship, and we took it when we Infested him and his remaining crew.
    The Hyperion is supposed to pick up the burst datadump from the platform when we either self-destruct it, or it gets destroyed by Kingston as we set its weapons against the Terrans.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:17 No.12105187
    Call the Overmind and get assistance with wipeing out Kingston.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:17 No.12105188

    Raynor is with Kerrigan (Who is with the other famous Terrans) who is with the Overmind doing...whatever the fuck she's been doing. I hope she's been screwing with the Protoss like the way Kingston has been screwing with us.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:18 No.12105195
    I'm for waiting to have full control over the platform personnel, then getting control of the weapon systems and blasting the Columbus and the wraith fighters.
    Though I will stipulate that if it appears that the Columbus will warp out before we have total control, that we immediately self-destruct the platform (and transmit the data dump).
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:18 No.12105199

    No. Just start gathering resources for plan: COLONY DROPS FOR EVERYONE. Targets: The Confederacy, any 'Toss worlds we find, and ANYTHING ELSE THAT LOOKS AT US FUNNY.

    Also: Where is our body located? If it's not in a secure and obscure location....MOVE!
    >> The Swar Will Rise Again 09/15/10(Wed)23:18 No.12105202
    I thought Raynor was doing mercenary work around the Combine and Protectorate.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:19 No.12105214
    >Inform the Overmind that we have plans to leave the Swarm whenever we choose


    Guys, you seem to be misunderstanding the Overmind's frustration with us. We separated ourselves from it, a sin unprecedented in the history of the Zerg. It let us off. While we were separated, we made ourselves like God (him) and created cerebrates in our own image, another sin unprecedented in the history of the Zerg. We took it upon ourselves to infest the Protoss without asking or collaborating, which is like a general conquering Burma on his own. Forgiven. We STOLE one of his Children away from him. Forgiven.

    We may have done awesome stuff for the Swarm, but we're like a cancerous abomination to the other Cerebrates. Like Lucifer, we make ourselves like the Most High and we harbor thoughts of being its equal.

    The Overmind's been more unrealistic in not cleansing us with fire than Kingston's been by having a fleet.

    We can ask him for help. He'll probably help us. We really shouldn't PRESUME that we can just tell him where to go. He considers himself God. The other Cerebrates consider him God. If we don't, that's a sin unto itself.
    >> The Swarm Will Rise Again 09/15/10(Wed)23:20 No.12105220
    Last I knew we're on Xenta
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:20 No.12105222
    You shut your whore mouth.
    >> Lord Highlander !Jn4nSo5Ty6 09/15/10(Wed)23:21 No.12105235
    How soon can we have all of our forces seperated and away from any other intelligent beings?
    Can we praise the Overmind from a distance? Say one or two galaxies away?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:21 No.12105240
    Other cerebrates can aid us in getting those operational sooner than us alone.

    Naturally, we'd need to share instructions on how to do so with our siblings, but that's not a problem.[/Evil Mastermind]
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:22 No.12105241
    Cool biblicy bro.
    I never post in these threads, just read them, but I agree with you. Stay stong and ignore the spastics.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:23 No.12105259

    No. We're loyal members of the Swarm. Overmind is our creator and leader. He's been pretty cool, despite some stupidity.


    Do the Terrans have anything near Xenta to our knowledge?

    Also: Blow the platform. Dylar is devastated, the Disrupter is down, and Kingston still has a family. Therefore we must ram Tarsonis with a planet.
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/15/10(Wed)23:24 No.12105262
    Can't we just give the Overmind some space? Kingston is our problem right now, let's deal with him our way. We stick with the swarm and keep our mouths shut until at least some of the cerebrates warm up to us again.

    Still voting to blow up the platform. Screw giving Kingston even the smallest chance to gather more information on us. Not worth it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:24 No.12105268
    *cough* BestplanI'veheardallday *cough*

    Raynor, like the rest of our Terran infiltrators, is dead. The Disruptor was devastating.

    Our body is on Xenta, surrounded by the Primary Hive Cluster.

    He was. Since we haven't regained control of him, it's a fair bet he was somewhere that anybody with a gun could see. We don't imagine that a rampaging infested Terran looks much more inviting than a rampaging Zerg to paranoid Fringe worlders.

    You're thinking of Mengsk. God knows what she's done with the old man.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:25 No.12105272
    not /tg/ related
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:25 No.12105285
    I never presumed to order out beloved Father to do anything. Mearly believed that in his infinite wisdom he would see that Antiga needs to be dealt with promptly.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:26 No.12105298
    Oh, you missed the idea I presented last time, of what we do on Tarsonis after we Colony Drop the shit out of it.

    We rebuild the Kingston family estate in a mockery of its former glory, and have a big cookout, with Zerg and infested terrans everywhere, and an infested Firebat with a 'Kiss the Cook' apron. We take a picture of that, and send it to Kingston.
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/15/10(Wed)23:26 No.12105304
    Yay for the mods. Now I dont need to tell you to fuck off.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:29 No.12105331
    alright, let me see if i can grasp the big picture here, corect me on any wrong details.

    if our infestid platform is being boarded i dont see it as a major concern. if there are are any spores left in the air, then unless the team is properly protected they will be infested too, and if they are, then have our new agents there utilize 'forcible indoctrination', the worst that could happen is their destruction, which we can do anyway with the self desgtruct if the situation becomes unredeemable.

    the antiga experiments, it is very likely that the experiments on the zerg there revolve around means of hearing and controlling our units, they were counting on the disruptor being in operation however, with our newfound contact this changes the game alittle, to properly conduct their experiments they have to open access to the hivemind, and i have full confidence in our abilities to countermand their paltry dabblings to serve our own ends, if you get my meaning.

    in the greater scope of things, production and RnD must be optimised to remain an effective force, produce specialised scounts to search for more planets, upon which they make landfall and start the seeds of a new colony, which we can then expand to create new powerbases.
    create more assistants for labrate to jumpstart our research, and im sure the many fragments of our own mind have ideas for new unit designs.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:29 No.12105333
    >*cough* BestplanI'veheardallday *cough*
    Alright, then. Let's do it. Get these motherfucking wimps in order and start the Zerg train rollin'!

    We'll hold out for getting all of the platform personnel infested first, then get the weapons online and disable the Columbus then destroy all the Wraiths. If the Columbus attempts to warp out, or Kingston tries something before that, we blow the platform and we dump the computer databanks towards the Hyperion.
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/15/10(Wed)23:30 No.12105336
    So, whats the plan? Have we decieded to blow it? or let it be?

    Or hell, do em both.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:30 No.12105342
    >We take a picture of that, and send it to Kingston.

    I can get behind this. I love this plan.


    Given Kingston's and our record with hacking, I don't like this option. Much simpler to just blow the platform up. Also, the DM appears to dislike the explosion option which makes it a perfect idea *wink wink*.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:30 No.12105343
    Assuming we abandon Zerg World, we could have all of our forces gathered for a flight from the Koprulu Sector within about a week. We would have to choose a destination.

    Yeah, the Overmind was always based on Old Testament Yahweh. The Cerebrates are basically brain-angels. I think it's a really cool idea, but the Overmind never exactly treated it like a passing fad.

    And not without reason. He basically ATE the Protoss' gods when he was a toddler.

    As far as we know, only the Overmind knows about Xenta.

    Sure. I'm just responding to all the "Why is the Overmind mad at us?"

    Seen the front page? The mods have officially disagreed.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:31 No.12105345
    My only problem with that plan is that is requires Kingston to be alive... I don't trust him enough to let him live. Kill him first, macab cookout after.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:31 No.12105347

    warbrates disappearence leaves a gap in our command structure, a sort of 'millitary collage' of zerg is in order in my mind, with the aim of creating a specialised 'officer corps' to prosecute our warefforts with maximum efficiency.
    when he recovers, have artisanlord review the memories and imprints of humans we have enscorcelled over the years, to the aim of launching propaganda and psyops campaignes against the umies.
    the disruptor is destroyed but the vulnerability remains, EW isint exactly my field so ill let more qualified anons handle that, im sure you guys have ideas

    lets stay motivated guys, try not too focus on thing or another too much, gota create an enviorment where our subordinates can prosecute their respective missions effectively, allowing us to focus on coordinating and adjusting their operations towards a cohesive goal.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:33 No.12105371

    I agree with kablamming the platform. The unknown device/artifice/whateverice on it could be interesting, but destroying the platform will deny Kingston & Co. from discovering the secrets of our spores AND the secrets of the device.

    It's a win/win situation. Slightly less win/win than recovering the unknown thingamajigger, but with much less risk involved.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:34 No.12105377
    You know, for a Zerg's neurons, we're kinda brick level stupid some days. Activate the defense grid and disable that damn science vessel! Go in and pick it up, along with anything we can pry loose!

    As for the Overmind: "Gracious father, he who has forgiven us I know not how oft, the Hassassin Brood demands guidance. We face a foe that through his deviant cunning as come as close as any terran alive to the secrets of the swarm - Forgive us, Overmind, for this is another curse of our own youthful eagerness - and with this great threat, we humbly request aid. We are a subtle knife and an inventor - other broods are the hammer and the sickle. Let these destroyers rain agony onto these humans. And if this humble request is too much, let us be directed. Where are we most useful, Oh Overmind? How can our Skills aid the Swarm?"
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:34 No.12105379
    The spores take hours to work, and likely they will attempt boarding by using Terran Marines, who have full environmental protection as part of their power armor.
    The plan outlined here >>12105333
    will give us a chance to recover the Columbus at best, and still let us prevent the Terrans from easily recovering what they've found and destroyed their shipbuilding capacity at worst.

    We should have the Zerg in the Antiga system go berserk because we do not have the capacity to make them self-destruct, and we need to see their weapon in action, to determine how it operates.

    As for your latter suggestions, I agree with them wholeheartedly.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:34 No.12105386
    I liked this idea last time, too. :D

    (You might ask yourself why I keep giving you options as to NOT blowing up the Science Vessel that recovered something unusual from the site of the battle where you lost something absolutely unique...Not that I'm giving you metagaming info, or anything...)
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:34 No.12105389

    Depends on whether or not we kill him before ramming Tarsonis with a planet. If we do, fine, if we don't, psychological warfare.
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/15/10(Wed)23:36 No.12105395
    DO IT!
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:36 No.12105398
    FFFFFFFFFFF! What the terrans found... It's warbrate, isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:37 No.12105415
    It seems that you're just as guilty, seeing as what you suggested is exactly the plan outlined in the post you referenced.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:37 No.12105421
    (Not that I'm giving you metagaming info, but DINGDINGDINGDINGDING WE HAVE A WINNER!)
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:38 No.12105425
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:38 No.12105427
    >NOT blowing up the Science Vessel

    I keep seeing a trap here. Yeah, Warbrate might be there and still alive, but...this is Kingston. And he has a new weapon. And we don't have any fighting forces worth mentioning. It's time to cut our losses and rebuild.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:38 No.12105439
    ...huh, Cerebrate, that's just what I did. You haven't infected me with your mind virus and using me to post things you want to without the others knowing, have you?
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/15/10(Wed)23:39 No.12105442
    Or ask for help, or seek allies.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:39 No.12105445

    I agree with this course of action.

    We really need to develop some sorta zerg that does nothing but move quickly and shove stuff into a huge zergy-like bag of holding.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:40 No.12105453
    (Now that I've spilled the beans on Warbrate, is everybody still up for blowing the platform, which would kill Warbrate but absolutely stop Kingston from getting it or the spores, and having the Overmind take Antiga?)
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:40 No.12105461
    But the new weapon is on Antiga, and the attack on Dylar was a surprise so I don't think they've reinforced with an experimental weapon.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:40 No.12105464
    I sped read and missed it. It happens when I'm working on important school stuff and reading /tg/. This is unacceptable now. I suggest we disable that science vessel and humbly ask for help from the Overmind. We can't let Kingston take Warbrate and if we can't make a new one, that's a pretty big loss.
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/15/10(Wed)23:41 No.12105467
    Beg for help. We await his words before we make a decision.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:41 No.12105478
    I was against it anyway! I agree with >>12105377.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:41 No.12105479
    im all for fireing up the the platform to blindside the terrans while our fleet warps in to sweet up,

    as for turning our minds to machine code, have labbrate explore the option when he recovers, no need to immediately impliment it, but just having the capability can be an asset if its needed, incase the enemy has a plan that involves our psychic connections.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:42 No.12105484
    I believe the current plan is to wait for all of the personnel to finish being Infested (30 minutes), bring the platofrms weapons and defense grid back online, disable the Columbus, destroy the Wraith fighters, and recover the Columbus and its cargo.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:42 No.12105487

    The other cerebrates are pissed with us (You're welcome for saving all your asses, guys) and the Overmind is at best wary. Not to mention regards the Terrans as a secondary objective.

    I'll go along with asking the Overmind for help, but in the meantime preparing "Explode platform" seems prudent in case it says no. Keep in mind: We have virtually *nothing* to send there, and need to rebuild our mobile forces badly. Not to mention we're hurting for resources after using Zerg World several times.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:42 No.12105493
    Blow up the platform if we can't disable the science vessle. It's what I've been saying since
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:44 No.12105515

    Ask Overmind for help with appropriate levels of humility, ingratiation, and urgency.

    Disable Sci-vessel, or see if we can activate defensive systems to buy ourselves some time; try to see if we can still set it up to be destroyed at a moment's notice. Storm the floors and search quickly for data on our infestation spores and signs of Warbrate.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:45 No.12105517
    Once all of the platform's personnel are under our control, we can attempt to disable the Columbus and destroy Kingston's Wraiths.
    We will need to have the Hyperion, our second battlecruiser, and the two Protoss carriers warp to Dylar, if we're going to attempt to capture the Columbus and rescue Warbrate.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:46 No.12105536
    I can't believe we've wasted 2 hours on pointless back and forth on ridiculous courses of action.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:47 No.12105544
    don't know if this option has been given but

    set to build small appendices that act as simulacrums of ourselves, attuned to a personal code of transmission (use what we know of psyonics and emitters for this). Give them to each of our brates and to the main cadre of jet/cloaklords to build up a safe comunication network. Probably some Ultras too?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:47 No.12105548
    Possibly reveal to the terrans that we have access to protoss technology in exchange for warbrate. Worth it, also let's us glass Dylar for giggles.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:49 No.12105564

    Neither can I. Most people seem to have missed that we've expended our expendable swarm of minions and need to rearm.

    Seems it'll be another 3-4 threads before Tarsonis gets what's coming to it. *sigh*
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:50 No.12105579

    the sci vessile has samples of our spores and warbrate, its recovery, or destruction, is tantamount, i advocate recovery, we can always selfdestruct as a last resort.
    >> The Swarm Will Rise Again 09/15/10(Wed)23:50 No.12105581
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    But when Tarsonis does burn it will be all the sweeter.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:51 No.12105593
    It really depends on how many Wraiths are taken out by the defense grid, if any are.
    We only have 2 battlecruisers, and no Wraith escorts. If there's more than a handful of Wraiths, we would need the extra firepower of the Protoss carriers.
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/15/10(Wed)23:52 No.12105601
    or some dedicated warping of scourge...

    Get Labate back to full health. we await the communication with the overmind.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:52 No.12105607
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    (Awesome. The plans finally come together in a way that won't make Kingston whack off out of sheer self-satisfaction tonight! Operation Save Warbrate is underway!)

    We contact the Overmind. After abasing ourselves, bowing and scraping for a good three or four minutes, we beg for Its intercession, telling It that the Terrans have captive Zerg, that during the heyday of the Disruptor's activation, they have been trying to DOMESTICATE Zerg. We even mention that some of them have been testing an unknown signal that kills all Zerg who hear it. We beg for It to cleanse these Terrans with flame.

    After a moment of contemplation, It agrees. While a few Cerebrates protest, It silences them. The very Swarm is at stake, It says. Our Brothers grudgingly prepare what troops they have not lost to the Disruptor. Antiga will fall.
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/15/10(Wed)23:53 No.12105616
    Fine, fine, let's TRY to activate weapon systems and foil whatever Kingston's doing. But if it even looks for a second like he's gonna get away then we blow the platform.

    And yes, politely ask the Overmind for help in this matter. Though I doubt he'll be willing to help us recover an aberration cerebrate.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:53 No.12105620
    That if the fucking plan!
    I'm referring to the plans to tell the Overmind that we're working on a way to cut ourselves off from the Swarm, or the idea of sending our forces to try to fight Kingston's Wraiths as they are, or of running from the Koprulu Sector entirely.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:55 No.12105639
    What about the Infestation of the Dylar Platform personnel? Is it complete?
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    The ridge scratcher is going as fast as he can
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/15/10(Wed)23:55 No.12105650

    Okay, fine. Seems we're going with the active plan. What mobile forces do we have, and what do we know of the platform's situation and/or defenses?

    Judging by the various brain asplodings I'd say we have high level ghosts moving through, so we'll need plenty of detectors. Besides that, we ought to ensure that we blow up any ships nearby that might carry nukes, because Kingston would undoubtedly nuke things before letting us get away.

    What else...ah yes, how is our resource situation vis a vis our ability to produce more forces?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:56 No.12105656
    It is. We are ready to begin.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/15/10(Wed)23:58 No.12105683
    (Platform's at Dyler, with the Science Vessel holding Warbrate. Swarm's attacking Antiga, with the Science Vessel exploding Zerg brains. Estimates for rebuild times are way up near the top)
    >> Anonymous 09/15/10(Wed)23:59 No.12105698

    the stuff on dylar largely concerns us, so we should focus on that, activate our fully armed and operational battle ship, that should cripple them long enough for our guysd to jump in, ggrab the columbus, and get out, with maximum prejudice.

    tell ovemind about whats going on at antiga, those experiments there are a concern to all zerg, sugjest that we sent a concerted wave of psychich might to wash over that area, if we can subvert their machines, then we can gain useful intel, if we end up frying every brain within 12 parsecs, that a marginal victory aswell, regardless of what happens, have the zerg fleets show up to kick ass and take names, that operation needs to be stoped
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:00 No.12105705
    Invade Antiga first. As the battle reaches its climax, then go for Warbrate. Hopefully the Terrans will be distracted.
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/16/10(Thu)00:00 No.12105706
    Bring back Bernie for this assault.
    Gift him and a lance of his Rippers to whichever cerabrate is doing the main assault.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:00 No.12105715
    Check to see if Kingston's forces are suspicious of our newly suborned crew, then bring the weapons online, send our burst tranmission and have our battlecruisers and carriers ready to warp into the system at a moment's notice, and disable the Columbus.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:01 No.12105721
    You...are fucking slow.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:01 No.12105725
    Because as we know if there is an attack on Antiga it will cause the Columbus to be stunned an not go to red alert and jump to another system that hasn't recently been attacked by zerg.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:01 No.12105726
    When the Swarm hits, we should awaken all of our captured brothers and force them to start rampaging, if possible.

    Platforms should be scoured. See if we can find some way to warp -them- away afterward, too.

    >Mcpned FCC
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:02 No.12105741

    No. Bernie will have his day in the sun when we have captured Kingston.

    And it'd freak the hell right out of the other Cerebrates to see that we at some point created a bloodthirsty sexually deviant zergling.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:04 No.12105758
    We could reinstate bernies (sans reproductive thoughts) to guide the blood for the blood broods plans, and as distractions for later, more delicate missions
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:04 No.12105762
    Bernie wasn't a sexual deviant... he just has a fixation on tearing off terran genitalia. The sexual stuff (fleshlings) were (sadly) our idea.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:05 No.12105769
    Clearly, being away from the Overmind for so long as brought back...deviant thoughts again.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:06 No.12105779
    Ideally, the two attacks should be simultaneous. But if one has to go before the other, our attack should be first, to prevent the Columbus from escaping the Dylar system.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:07 No.12105790
    It will cause the spaceship in another system far away from Antiga that is under no threat to not do anything. Especially in a system with pretty much nothing of value (or so they think we think) to us. And, on the off-chance that they might be concerned about us wanting it, we just got our army raped and are unlikely to do anything with the four drones and the hatchery we have left.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:07 No.12105797
    Dammit guys, no bringing back the dicklings. Not even for Kingston. Just mind rape into thinking there are dicklings around him

    Bernie is acceptable though.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:08 No.12105815
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    The Zerg fleet, commanded by our Brothers, drops out of Warp at point-blank before the Terran fleet over Antiga. A massive firefight ensues. Overlords, escorted by guardians, descend toward the planet in droves, filled with ground support.

    The comm units on the Dylarian platform go wild. "Zerg incoming! Antigan zone hot! Massive contacts! Request assistance!" Several of the wraiths over Dylar jump to Warp immediately. Others begin maneuvering for the jump as the voice we recognize as Kingston's comes over the airwaves.

    "Antigan forces ordered to full retreat. Alpha encounter point lost. Science Vessel defense is paramount. Beta encounter point forces are to turtle u--"

    We jam the signal as we get the weapons systems online. All non-operations personnel grab whatever firearms and EVA gear is available and go outside to contribute to the combat however they can.

    The wraiths don't even bother cloaking, knowing full well that the tactical network is still operational enough that we could track them digitally. The plunge into battle, not seeming to realize that they are secondary targets.

    The Science Vessel had begun to prep for a Warp jump as soon as the danger arose, but we seem to have been successful at disabling its primary engines.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:09 No.12105825
    Cerebrate Anon, I must bid you a good night! Please, don't let those too blind to see Kingston playing us like a harp cause the downfall of the swarm, and please don't kill us all.

    Thank you!

    Oh yea, you run a fucking awesome game. Jawesome.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:10 No.12105828
    Here's an idea to help build up our forces.

    Reduce the amount of material needed to increase production. I mean, the entire outside of a zergling is covered in very hard carapace. The likelihood of it getting shot in the underside of it's upper-left thigh is very low, especially with such a large frontal profile.

    I suggest we edit the genomes so that only the most vulnerable places are protected. The entire front, and interspersed along the back perhaps, around vital areas.

    If we can shave enough of the production costs off to say, add an additional zergling to each larval morph, I think it would be worth it.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:10 No.12105832
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    How would they know our brood is depleted? If they have spies in our hive cluster I'd want to know. And paranoia about Kingston's forethought is not unwarranted. Also when/if we get Warbrate back will he need a ridge scratcher too? one that can handle space travel clearly.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:11 No.12105837
    Your line of thinking is flawed, and I call into question your intelligence.
    Kingston is far from stupid. When a coordinated Zerg attack force warps into the Antiga system, of course he'll have his science vessel that just recovered valuable Zerg weaponry jump to a secure system, rather than staying in one that's been compromised, especially with a space platform that's still under quarantine.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:12 No.12105853
    You all forget that Bernie WAS a dickling. The FIRST dickling. Then, he specifically bred the dicklings and cockalisks. Dark days. I understand why you've repressed those memories.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:12 No.12105854
    We could also prevent creep expansion into unnecessary areas. Do we harvest the corpses of the dead for added biomass/resources, by the way?
    >> Cypher !Qfw/yKqFpE 09/16/10(Thu)00:12 No.12105861
    I would suggest on that line of thought have the ability to fireproof a zergling. If the terrans get some flame dudes, we just convert the armor into a fireproof layer, and blam, we kick their ass, then we convert back.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:13 No.12105865

    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:13 No.12105866
    We need to have our ships prepare to warp into Dylar NOW, before more reinforcements can arrive, and we need to secure the Science Vessel.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:14 No.12105873
    We signed off on it though, which is even worse.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:15 No.12105888
    We should inform the Overmind to concentrate its attacks on the Science Vessels; that is where the Terrans keep all of their most important secrets, and we have intercepted communications which point to them prioritizing their defense. Surely they must contain something of value to the Terrans.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:17 No.12105902
    have our comm operators on the plantform send kingstong a message containing only trollface.jpg.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:17 No.12105906
    No. We don't interfere at all. We went to the Overmind on bended tentacle and begged for his aid. We shouldn't get in the way of what he's doing. The swarm will kill every terran on and around Antiga.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:19 No.12105931
    Exactly. While the Swarm massacres the defenders, we should go SpecOps into the science vessel and see what's going on in there.

    Kill the guards, capture as many scientists as possible for mind-rape.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:19 No.12105933

    He bred those dicks for target practice. We were the ones that did the "breeding experiments".


    We've already pushed things. Leave it be, we'll colony drop them shortly.

    Alrighty...Aside from rebuilding as necessary, if we have something we can spare from defenses send reinforcements to the rescue. Antiga can be safely left to our brothers with the large forces.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:20 No.12105935
    I meant to couch it as a recommendation and update of new tactical information, not as an order or request.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:21 No.12105949
    2 different battles going on.
    We were already planning on raiding the Columbus.
    But there are still 2 Science Vessels at Antiga, which have data on the weapons research that they were performing there. It would be bad for us if those Science Vessels escaped.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:23 No.12105967
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    The platform continues to take a distinctively painful hammering as the wraiths perform what we believe the Terrans call "balls-out attack runs." This is all according to plan. As soon as the Science Vessel drifts out of the blast zone on auxiliary power, we initiate a much more rapid explosion than the standard self-destruct.

    The explosion is massive and surely a spectacle that would haunt the memories of those who survived, were they not immediately engaged in battle with two heavily-modified battlecruisers, three carriers, and the half a dozen scourge we scrounged up for support. The comm, however, is now live again. A data dump begins from the Science Vessel as a transmission comes in from outside the system.

    "Beta encounter point lost. Dylarian forces ordered to full retreat. Regroup at Big M."

    The remaining wraiths break off, fleeing in all directions. The carriers attempt to give chase until they escape into Warp, while the battlecruisers converge on the Science Vessel, jamming its transmissions.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:23 No.12105971
    Let's get our battlecruisers, carriers, and whatever boarding forces we could scrounge up, to Dylar to secure the system and the Columbus.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:24 No.12105984

    the overmind is egotistical, but not stupid, surely he can see the inherent value of this research, remote zerg off switches give me tingly feelings, not the goods kind
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:24 No.12105985

    Immediate board Science Vessel to recover data and Warbrate. Try to cripple as many other ships as possible, we need to build our forces back up as quickly as possible.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:25 No.12105993
    Begin immediate boarding operations. Prevent the Terrans from transmitting any more of their research data, and prevent them from triggering a self-destruct.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:25 No.12105997
    Do we know of any important terran planets that begin with the letter M?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:26 No.12106010

    Fucksticks. Try to board and prevent the data dump as quickly as possible. Kingston's been winning the information war for WAY TOO LONG.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:26 No.12106014
    >data dump

    Jam it if at all possible. That needs to be ours and ours alone.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:28 No.12106026
    Send bursts of erounious data to Kingston. Lots of it. Clog his buffers with spam.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:28 No.12106032
    Canonical planets in the Koprulu Sector that begin with the letter M:
    * Maltair IV
    * Mar Sara
    * Meinhoff
    * Melkora
    * Moria
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:29 No.12106041
    delayclose.jpg his transmission.

    Also, send centerfold images of Bernie spread-eagle.

    Fuck what made me imagine that?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:29 No.12106049
    our vulnerability to disruption and mind rays continues to unsettle me, i am also advocating a push into infosec...

    but bring it up to the overmind, these concerns affect all zerg, if we have a solution, why would we not share such info?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:30 No.12106057
    We can cross Mar Sara off the list, considering that it's now a Zerg-held world.

    We'll need to try to capture and Infest some of Kingston's men to figure out which one is Big M.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:30 No.12106063

    Send cloaked Overlord to Mar Sara first, then other M planets in order of likeliness.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:30 No.12106064
    FUCK! It's Moria. Great now the Combine and I assume the Protectorate have been rolled into the Confederacy. DAMN IT!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:31 No.12106075
    Very likely, given how the Combine and the Protectorate were acting before the Psi Disruptor was turned on.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:31 No.12106076

    Ignore this, forgot we already had Mar Sara, :/
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:31 No.12106077

    i can also think of a certain science vessil that begins with m
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:32 No.12106081
    The Science Vessel's transmission is easily jammed, but the Terrans likely sent the most important data first. We can only hope what the got through was too highly fragmented to be useful.

    Boarding actions move swiftly. The ground forces we were able to breed for this mission flood into the ship.

    Shall it be Total War, or should we try for infestable survivors? Should they drive single-mindedly toward the cargo bays and Warbrate, or should they try to spread out and take control of the vessel?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:32 No.12106085
    We blew up the Magellan though
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:32 No.12106086
    There have been some options presented for that:
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:34 No.12106107
    Kill everything as we make out way to the bridge, engineering, life support, and any other key areas. Once we have those secure infest as many personnel as possible.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:35 No.12106109

    forcibly subdue resistance, infest the survivors,
    concentrate our push towards to bays, but send slivers to all directions, this will engender disruption, forcing them to spread their defenses, or risk having us exploit an opening if they dont
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:35 No.12106112

    Drive towards Warbrate with majority of forces.

    Send smaller contingents to the escape vessels and command center to infest and take control.

    We must ascertain Warbrate's condition, and take a look at that data as soon as possible.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:36 No.12106119
    Spread out and infest everyone.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:37 No.12106134

    Don't jump to conclusions. They might or might not have joined up. Militaries have a long history of misleading operation and point names, and only rarely will the names have anything to do with what they denote.

    Unless the DM is being meta-gamey again. Heh.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:37 No.12106138
    be pointless if they blow the place up first.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:38 No.12106144
    Spread out and infest, with a larger than normal team making its way to secure Warbrate.
    None must escape, and we must prevent the self-destruct from being activated.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:38 No.12106149
    >Kill everything, spread out

    >Infest survivors, go right for the bay

    >Infest survivors, go right for the bay

    >Infest survivors, spread out

    Split vote, so far...
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:39 No.12106161
    I said warbrate was on the science vessel first (granted I also said it could be an emitter ) so I feel pretty good about this paranoia.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:39 No.12106164
    Mine here should break the tie >>12106144
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/16/10(Thu)00:40 No.12106166
    KILL EVERYTHING, go for the bay. We don't have time for infestation right now. We can rebuild our forces later.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:40 No.12106170
    Kingston? Code words and misdirection?

    >infest, spread out

    Looks like a plan is pulling ahead...
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:40 No.12106173

    Primary objective: Locate the "unique object", rescue if Warbrate. Presumably in the bay.

    Secondary objective: Infest scientists.

    Tertiary objectives: Infest other personnel, send taunting messages to Kingston.

    All objectives can be compromised in the face of higher priorities.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:40 No.12106177
    I do not want a KINGSTON repeat. We spread out we infest everyone, we station guards at every hallway and exit. WE OWN THIS SHIP, FUCKERS.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:41 No.12106182
    Damnit, the infestations aren't about rebuilding forces you fucking idiot!
    It's about gaining valuable intelligence on Kingston's operation! These men here are part of Kingston's group, and so they likely know what Big M refers to!
    You fucking moron!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:41 No.12106185
    >kill, right for the bay

    Well, still voting for infestation, but we're tied on directions.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:42 No.12106189

    Unlike before we have capital vessels outside. If anything other than Zerg comes out it gets killed instantly. Instan-fucking-ly.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:42 No.12106192
    Need to take control first. Kill everything when heading to key points, then infest.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:42 No.12106204

    Sounds good, except no taunting to Kingston.

    We need to start actively fucking with him; not just bragging.

    I say after Warbrate is rescued and we know what we need to know; self destruct the Science Vessel and make it seem like Warbrate is gone.

    Every time we do stupid shit like this, Kingston is strengthened. We need to be where he doesn't expect, countering the moves he hasn't made.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:42 No.12106207
    (Actually, since the BCs are in on the comm network right now, we could taunt Kingston from the safety of the ships.)
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:42 No.12106208
    i trust my peers to handle the tactical operations...
    when labbrate comes too, have him consider alternate vectors of control for out infestation, hes right insofar as our current methods relying of certain mechanics to achive the goal, but we do not always need to completely alter a being on its molecular level to control it, a multicelled protozoan parasite could, in concert, render a beings mind vulnerable to our control, without any overt changes to genetic code, aswell as being much harder to eradicate then either a viruses or bacteria.

    only downside being communicability, waterborne is of course always an option. but specialy engeneered pests to act as vectors could be very effctive aswell, requireing different countermeasurees spores would, and vice versa.

    the key to winning this is to get ahead of their research curve, make them react to us, instead of vice versa.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:43 No.12106214

    Warbrate, if this is he, is more valuable in the long term. We'll need him in a million years. In a million years Kingston will be dust. Scientists are a secondary objective. We'll try to infest them, but priorities are priorities.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:44 No.12106218
    Am I the only one who's worried they they might blow the place up while we're infesting people?
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:44 No.12106230

    We need to keep his focus on us, not on the rest of the Swarm. They'd be fucked even worse than us by Kingston's unconventional bastardry.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:45 No.12106235
    If there are spores on the cruisers, pump them into the science vessel.

    At the very least, it'll cause massive confusion and panic.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:45 No.12106240
    No, which is why I voted to spread out and secure the important areas so that the Terrans can't trigger the self-destruct.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:46 No.12106248
    They've already been fucked by it. Don't forget: the rest of the Swarm was decimated by the Disruptor, too.

    They just didn't go on to sacrifice all of their units to destroy the thing.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:46 No.12106256
    Yes, securing Warbrate is important. But it won't mean shit, if the scientists trigger a reactor overload while Warbrate is still aboard.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:47 No.12106267

    Yes. Taunt him. Send trollface.jpg, or the Starcraft equivalent along with a "Ha ha beat the Psi-Disrupter, what else you got, BITCH?"
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:47 No.12106274
    Goddamnit, are we still deadlocked?
    Who the fuck hasn't voted yet?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:47 No.12106278
    At least Kingston didn't start pumping our most beloved Father full of drugs in order to control him.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:48 No.12106287

    Alright, send TWO teams of equal strength to Warbrate and the reactor to make sure no one triggers shit.

    THEN infest everything that moves.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:49 No.12106299
    im advocating a main thrust towards the bay, with splinter groups fanning out for key areas.

    disregard saftey of security personal, but any high rancing officers of civilians should be infested.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:49 No.12106304
    As long as the kill any resistance on the way I'm all for it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:50 No.12106309
    (Mkay. In honor of arguments, we'll compromise)

    We split our forces into two teams. They are few in number already, so more squads than that is unfeasible.

    One heads toward the Bridge, subduing enemies for later infestation as it moves. With any luck. they can shut down the entire power grid from there, preventing any kind of self-destruct.

    The other ruthlessly moves toward the cargo bays, outright killing anything that stands in its way. Warbrate is worth more than any Terran.

    >bumbes Financial
    I don't think we're shopping for a broker right now, Captcha. I'll keep it in mind if we decide to infest the stock market, though.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)00:51 No.12106321

    Even he can't have too much bastardry on that scale left.

    ...Shit. I'm underestimating him.

    *deletes rest of post*

    Send the taunt. We'll see if he responds or not.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:51 No.12106326
    Fine by me. Also how is the Tarsonis Stock Exchange doing these days?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:53 No.12106343
    Alright! Let's keep moving! Go go go! For the Swarm!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:53 No.12106346
    what im wondering is, why didint we punp the place full of spores first.

    common guys, this is like, our modus operandi.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:54 No.12106352
    even the most virulent spores take 24 hours to infest.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:55 No.12106363

    They take hours to come into effect.

    The Terrans on the vessel are shitting bricks all the way to the shiny red button that detonates the whole facility.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:56 No.12106381
    It's our Modus Operandi when we have time for the spores to work, and don't have panicking Terrans reaching for the Self-Destruct Button.
    Fucking idiot.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)00:56 No.12106382
    Realizing what a rare opportunity we have, we open the comm.

    "Corvus Kingston. We believe your voice carries less pride then the last time we heard it. Your precious Disruptor was not as crippling a blow to us as you believed, was it?"

    There is a moment of radio silence.

    "It served its purpose. Gave us plenty'a time to study you little bugs. I really must say, y'all are some ugly monsters."

    The infestation team is halfway to its target, moving slower due to its care in leaving survivors. The other team has reached the cargo bays. The doors are sealed shut, but they are dealing with that the same way they dealt with the humans that tried to push them back.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:57 No.12106393
    flood with spores, secure objectives, let a few scientists "barricade" a room with no influence to the rest of the ship, send security feed to kingston
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)00:58 No.12106412
    Is that so? I happen to like my women with dorsal ridges.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:00 No.12106425

    yeah, but it still saves us the trouble of having to go back and do it manualy, making combat simpler,

    plus, its a good 'fuck you' on the off chance the boarding action fails, even if you win, you lose.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:00 No.12106430
    Are you intentionally giving Kingston intelligence regarding our Infestation spores? Fuck you. I won't have you give Kingston any more ammunition to use against us than he already has.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:01 No.12106440
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    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:01 No.12106447
    i mean them dieing, and how do you fully study an effect from a security camera
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:01 No.12106449
    We're already knocking out those that we are going to infest, because we need to make sure that they can't operate the self-destruct.
    Your suggested course of action has absolutely no merit to recommend it.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:02 No.12106454
    >I really must say, y'all are some ugly monsters.

    Ouch. My ugly monster heart was pierced by his rapier wit.

    Leaving that aside, I think he's not going to underestimate us again. We need to start seeding Terran systems with spy probes to ensure he doesn't build a shitload of Disrupters.

    Also: Continue production of psi-emitters, attempt to duplicate the emitter factory, and make a policy of positioning emitters near units.

    After labbrate recovers we should see if its possible to use the Emitters to amplify psionic interaction with the Crystal, also: encourage him to split off a dedicated group of lieutenants to interact with the Crystal.

    It's time we had something between Cerebrates and Overlords. Mobile, capable of independent action. It's time to be more unconventional.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:03 No.12106473
    Underestimating Kingston is what got us in to this mess. We should have metagamed the psi disruptor, but didn't and were completely surprised by it. Kingston is to clever for his own good, he'd manage with just security camera footage,
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:04 No.12106481
    Watching how the infestation progresses, and cross-referencing with video feed data he's already got from the platform when it was under quarantine.
    You're suggestion is just worthless.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:05 No.12106501
    so he can analyse chemical makeup and/or biological function from observeing the victim for a few seconds?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:05 No.12106504
    You mean like queen used to be?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:05 No.12106507

    Fucking this. We need something partially autonomous, something that can be trusted to control troops in times of emergency, if only for a short time.

    Once Labbrate is healthy, have him begin research on Cortexlords; THE MISSING LINK.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:06 No.12106511
    >possible to use the Emitters to amplify psionic interaction with the Crystal
    Either this, or to use them as some kind of psionic buffer, to lessen the backlash from using Tsinoseng.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:06 No.12106520
    Not worth the risk. Show him some of Artisanlord's plays instead.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:07 No.12106525
    broodlords and queens fill this role already why dont we make those?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:08 No.12106539
    No, but he can get symptoms and their progression.
    Not only that, but you said to use scientists for this taunting. Scientists who, being on this ship, were likely biologists, and if they know that they're about to die, will likely attempt to send Kingston any information they can get from experimenting on each other.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:08 No.12106542
    Still in SC1 time-line, broodlords don't exist yet.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:08 No.12106545
    I'd laugh if that caused sympathy amongst some of his crew. They see we're not mindless animals and do have a culture of some kind and thus they can't just genocide us.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:09 No.12106551
    (REMINDER: Emitters are just as dangerous in Kingston's hands as a Disruptor)

    "Our forms are sublime in their beauty. When our spores run through your veins thicker than blood, you shall worship these 'little bugs'."

    "I think you overestimate just how capable you are of defeating me, insect. And by that, I mean you seem to be under the mistaken impression that you can defeat me at awl."

    The first team is approaching the Bridge. It is also sealed.

    The second team has entered the bays. Scientists cower in the corners. In the center of the main bay is Warbrate, laying forlornly on its side. Its form is coated in blood, its flesh scorched. It is covered in Terran instruments. Displays and scanners surround it. We still sense life within it.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:09 No.12106562

    my last point still stands, and it puts time on our side, a significant advantage, allowing us to focus on securing key points instead of risking our positions hunting sabatures., aswell as compromising escape as an option.
    theres realy no downside to preempting a boarding action with this.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:11 No.12106577
    these spores dont sound usefull for anything if kingston can instantly make a counter to them by looking at them or anything that has been near them.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:11 No.12106578


    they might have valuable intell about just how much they know.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:11 No.12106586
    Have the units in the cargo bay subdue the scientists (not kill), and have Labbrate take a look through one of their eyes to examine the instruments.
    Break off two units to go to Reactor Control, and another two to go to the main machinery bay so that someone can't use the Goliaths there. That's what Kingston did to us last time.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:12 No.12106597

    We have to know what they've done to him, and we have to get him the fuck off that Science Vessel.

    Kingston is a bit smug for my liking; methinks he plans on blowing up our chances at retrieving our best general.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:13 No.12106601
    Is that so? Perhaps you should check (random coordinates on the outskirts of the tarsonis system) and see who is about to be defeated,
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:13 No.12106605

    I didn't mean sending emitters with front line forces, just keeping them in bases. They can be destroyed if necessary by defending forces if we're being overrun at a location. Yeah, it's a risk, but we'll get control back more quickly if this shit happens again. Not to mention, if Labbrate can come up with more applications for something that enhances psi (Super psi-storm anyone? Hallucinations that could make Templar cry? Who knows...) we'll have a ready made supply.

    Also: Lieutenants. If Queens were supposed to do this, then we'll make freaking Queens.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:14 No.12106611
    Yes, we can flood the Science Vessel with spores in order to get any stragglers or potential saboteurs, but right now we have to focus on securing key areas. Remember that Infesting an environmental system runs the risk of killing the unit doing it. Right now we can't afford that.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:14 No.12106618

    Have an Overlord or something keep a photographic memory of what the instruments were, but leave Labbrate to recover. He (she?) went above and beyond the call of duty and deserves rest.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:15 No.12106630
    They were middle management, but then overlords got better so that role got retired.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:16 No.12106639
    Can we communicate with Warbrate? Is it space-worthy? If so, we should get the scientists out of this bay, seal it, and space Warbrate so that it can be picked up by one of our ships.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:18 No.12106668

    i also wish to bring this up, if the overmind dosent see reason, then simply keep the capabilities onhand if we ever need to save ourselves. additionaly, i belive we can impliment >>12105544 safely, independantly of the overminds desition on opsec, it dosent cause any overt harm, while giving us a stable and secure link to our liutennants
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:21 No.12106702
    well seeing as we have broodwar era queens then they are still good for middle management and splattering their organs all over terrain buildings to corrupt them
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:22 No.12106712

    Shush. I am not plotting an eventual coup. Nor is anyone else. We are perfectly loyal to the everlasting glory that is the Overmind. We're simply stockpiling emitters in case of the black day that more Psi Disruptors mar the universe and attempt to rend the Zerg apart.

    >recomfo (4:7-22);

    Amen, Captcha. You're a guiding light.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:22 No.12106716

    oh, its a little late to do it now, im advocating the measure for future efforts
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:22 No.12106719
    (If memory serves, the Queens were made to basically sit on top of the Hatchery and micromanage breeding and resource gathering, but the Overmind decided it was silly to have a unit for that and started having them go fart broodlings on his enemies)

    "Bold words from one who has lost two entire planets this day, Corvus Kingston."

    "Ah've got worlds to spare, insect. Have you?"

    The first team has begun to force the Bridge doors open. The second team has subdued three of the scientists and begun dragging them toward one of the battlecruisers' airlocks. The other battlecruiser has docked with the cargo bay. Transportation of Warbrate is underway.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:23 No.12106730
    Not quite broodwar yet, but we'd have to use an old queen strain that probably wont have the abilities.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:25 No.12106745
    Can we spare any units from the cargo bay to go to Reactor Control and to the Main Heavy Machinery Bay?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:25 No.12106750

    God, why does Kingston's words fill me with indescribable paranoia?

    He just creeps me the fuck right out.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:25 No.12106754
    i thought SC1 no broodwar had the infest terrain move were you can suicide it into a building and it infests it and makes it yours(but it was limited to command centers for gameplay purposes)
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:26 No.12106762
    >"Ah've got worlds to spare, insect. Have you?"


    Oh Kingston. You have no idea what we're going to do to your precious homeworld, and I hope you're around and infested when that day dawns...oh I dearly hope that.

    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:26 No.12106770

    im not either, it is silly to leave our 'network' exposed like this, surely the overmind can see the merit in our sugjestions.

    (mwnt to quote >>12106049 in previous comment)
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:26 No.12106771
    I don't like how the BCs are docked and Kingston is being... well Kingston. I said we should have taken control of the place first.

    >rhefer masterpiece

    Yes captcha we should send Kingston some of Artisanlord's work
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:27 No.12106786

    Also: Time to stop taunting. Sign off with a "We shall see", or equivalent. He can take that as he wills.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:28 No.12106800
    I was referring to old, as in eons ago, queens, but apparently they were more like >>12106719
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:29 No.12106806
    What you suggest is HERESY!, in big neon letters visible from orbit.
    I'm not arguing for the merits of your plan, which I agree with. It's just that, the Overmind and the other cerebrates are very unlikely to see things your way.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:30 No.12106818

    "We have seen these worlds. We shall see them again."

    We close the comm. Kingston will not worm any information out of us.

    As team one breaks through the doors of the Bridge, a Terran voice is heard shouting, "They're through! DO IT!"
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:30 No.12106819
    sign off with
    make him spend time looking for forces that aren't there
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:30 No.12106826

    Wait. WHAT?


    Shit. Destroy the Sci-Vessels communications unit IMMEDIATELY. Use any weapon that can bear, even if it has to go through the vessel to shoot. Eject its reactor for good measure. Cut the computer's links with systems with ACID.

    Fuck. FUCK.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:31 No.12106846
    I hate Kingston so much.
    >the adouth
    yest captcha that is the Overmind given adouth
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:32 No.12106851



    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:33 No.12106865
    "i ask you kingston, why do you think we do as we do? the other broods are near singleminded in their obcession with the protoss, perhaps if the races were truely united they would improve, but as it stands we have both the direction, and the means of helping our fellows see it, look at yourselves, stripping planets bare, for what? we know that to truely get the most out of existence waste must be minimised, extraction of useful energy optimised, if all shared in the trancendal concert we can provide, we may never fear an end to our experiences, our discovery limited only by our immagination...

    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:34 No.12106880
    I said to secure Reactor Control, and this is what happens when we don't!
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:34 No.12106882
    I knew this rescue was a bad idea.

    I fucking knew it.

    Next time you fuckers'll listen. We need to rebuild.

    If we have time, use Cerebrate warp-magic to zoom Warbrate out. If not, it was nice knowing him, and we'll reconstitute something like him with a few more overlords. *sigh*
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:35 No.12106895
    http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Queen_(StarCraft) they could infest always and parasite would be a great scout considering it can be launched with accuracy outside a marine patrols sight and a medical examination is required to find it
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:35 No.12106901
    It happens because we underestimate Kingston. It happens because we aren't staying focused on what needs to happen.
    It happens, because we should have secured all systems first.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:36 No.12106908
    We slaughter everything on the Bridge, just to be sure. It becomes obvious that "it" was activating the ship's self-destruct mechanism.

    That's fine. We have what we came for. Warbrate is aboard the second battlecruiser, which is already pulling away from the station with a carrier escort.

    The remaining troops make a break for the airlock and the last battlecruiser.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:36 No.12106920

    oh poop, the comm was closed...

    now i feel all empty inside
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:37 No.12106926
    The rescue would have been fine, if we had gotten to Reactor Control to prevent this from happening.
    I asked for it twice, and was ignored in the flood of stupid flowing about.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:37 No.12106935

    See if we can extract any data from the system as we evacuate the vessel. Make contact with Warbrate as soon as possible. Make sure he hasn't been fucked with too badly.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:38 No.12106945
    I'm still scared that it might have been a diversion and that the self-destruct will activate from elsewhere.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:38 No.12106950
    Can we stop the self-destruct? Can we eject the reactor core?

    Were we able to get any of the scientists?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:39 No.12106963

    they are replaceable, the cruiser decidely less soo, pull the ship out, while direct the remaining troops to see if they can get any useful info from the sata base before death.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:39 No.12106969
    Negative. Pull our battlecrusiers away as fast as possible. If it doesn't blow up then we can send teams in, but not right now. Now we RUN!
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:40 No.12106974
    if we had queens we could have infested it
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/16/10(Thu)01:40 No.12106977
    Should have killed everything and not dicked around with trying fancy shit in here. You cannot afford to do so with Kingston.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:40 No.12106980

    itys ok, we can save it for later
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:40 No.12106985
    We captured three scientists who had been working with Warbrate. Knowing Kingston's men, the core's ejection protocols have been fused. We aren't going to waste time finding out. As soon as our troops clear the airlock, the last battlecruiser breaks away and our fleet jumps to Warp, the Science Vessel exploding harmlessly behind it. Hundreds of Terrans die. No Zerg do.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:41 No.12106988
    Alright. Guys? Time to accept sunk costs and losses. It's time to just stop everything, timeskip, and rebuild. Take a few weeks to bring our war machine back up to par, and send Zerg World + Asteroids out to blow up everything of value in the Confederacy.

    Scout with idle units in general to help pick out targets.

    Oh, and we should notify the Overmind of where we encountered the Protoss, too. Maybe the other Broods can have some of the fun for a change, and give the Protoss something to do besides plot their revenge.

    If there are no resources on Aiur, we should concentrate all our forces around the Uber-Crystal, and pull anything not for defense off of that death trap of a planet. The Overmind can fucking have it. What else? Right. We need a second Zerg world since we're gonna use the first one as ordnance.

    Logistics. Logistics. Logistics. Let's get our preparation on, then make Kingston regret this vendetta.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:42 No.12107011

    oh dont be such a negative nancy, stay objective!, we got warbrate back, and we got a number of importaint personell to infest, id say this op was a qualified success
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:43 No.12107019
    ALL HAIL THE OVERMIND! It is by his will that we won this day. How goes Antiga
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:43 No.12107020
    Look, chucklefuck, they were barricaded on the bridge, ready to trip the self-destruct as soon as we burst in. If we hadn't secured Warbrate, then as soon as we breached the bridge and they activated the self-destruct, Warbrate would have been as good as gone.
    You dumb shit.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:44 No.12107040
    if we havent already, tell the overmind about where we encountered those protoss last time,

    gota start plottin our next move and all.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:45 No.12107060
    more spys are always good, and we could try furthering queen evolution to hopefully get to the point it is in SC2
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:45 No.12107065
    I agree with building up our forces and giving the rest of the Swarm the location of the Protoss. They can deal with the 'toss for a change.

    Also, don't have our ships bring Warbrate directly back to Xenta yet.
    All of our other ships can come, but the battlecruiser with Warbrate and the scientists should wait elsewhere. Infest the scientists, and check Warbrate for a tracking device of some kind. I wouldn't put it past Kingston to have anticipated this scenario.
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/16/10(Thu)01:45 No.12107067
    If we rushed the hanger, then we wouldn't have breached the bridge, genius, Though discussing "what-ifs" is rather pointless, since it's possible that nothing we could have done would have prevented a self-destruct. Or we may still be able to prevent it.

    I still think we're trying to have our cake and eat it too too often and that kind of thinking is going to cost us dearly against Kingston.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:45 No.12107068
    And update our forces too. Maybe some kind of uber siege tank since, last I knew, we use them regular siege tanks in our ground forces.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:46 No.12107077

    Haha, sweet victory!

    Immediately figure what the fuck the rest of the Swarm is doing, and begin rebuilding our forces as soon as possible.

    Also, begin seeding Terran worlds with the infiltration spores as soon as possible; I miss our huge spy division.

    Ask the Overmind how we may assist His Will; we should prove to the other cerebrates that we're done mucking about.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:47 No.12107098
    Antiga has been laid waste. Our Brothers report very few enemy troops survived long enough to retreat. The Science Vessels were destroyed, and their wreckage has been seen to by scourge, to be doubly sure. They are pulling their forces back, now. They have no interest in occupying this world.
    >> Generic Cerebrate No. 56 09/16/10(Thu)01:47 No.12107104
    Good, the scientists were the ones worth infesting. Hopefully we can decipher what they learned about us.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:48 No.12107117

    well, explore the option just incase, and impliment the 'secure relay' idea as a proof of concept,

    this acceptable to everyone?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:49 No.12107122
    As long as it's a wastelend, strip it and leave it. Or throw it at Tarsonis.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:49 No.12107125
    Rushing the hangar first would only have delayed the inevitable. Kingston's men would have triggered the self-destruct when we got around to the bridge, or as soon as we started tampering with the self-destruct system.
    >> Tarsonis Must Burn 09/16/10(Thu)01:50 No.12107144
    And I'm to bed. Good night everyone. I'll check back next Wednesday.


    We *so* need to rebuild now that we're out of crisis mode.

    And yeah, again, last action recommendation:

    "To: Overmind
    Subj: Protoss sighting
    MSG: Protoss forces intercepted fleeing Overlord at coordinates #######. Possible significant Protoss forces at or near location. Lack ability to follow up at this time.


    Dress up as neccesary with worship.

    And I was being overly emphatic about TOTALLY not PLANNING A COUP WITH EMITTERS. C'mon people, read between the lines.

    OH GOD. I just had a horrible thought: Our one encounter with Tassadar ended much the same way as most of our Kingston fights. And he's still around and kicking. Oh god. Oh god. Not to mention that other Templar who was in control of the Crystal.

    Man, I hope the Overmind sends a NOT US against the 'Toss. They can't just be left in peace...

    Now, I'm to bed. Phew.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:50 No.12107148
    Have any of our own forces or Zerg structures survived? What about captured Terran factories?

    Also, are there any resources still worth mining on the planet?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:51 No.12107150
    Well, guys, that's a good stopping point, I've got work in the morning, and I think the thread's in autosage.

    So I think we're going to begin next week's game with the glorious return of Warbrate, k?
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:52 No.12107171
    Alright. Hopefully we'll get more done next time.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:53 No.12107183
    and his ridge scratcher?
    >tomprium training
    is that what it that to be a ridge scratcher?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:53 No.12107184
    To be fair, we called down a firestorm that wrecked a fleet, saved Warbrate, and got the rest of the Swarm to burn Antiga to the ground.

    We've had less productive rounds.
    >> Anonymous 09/16/10(Thu)01:57 No.12107246
    Yes, yes, we did admittedly call down the thunder, and Kingston reaped the whirlwind. But I think we could have eked out force rebuilding at the end. Maybe I'm just asking for too much.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 09/16/10(Thu)01:57 No.12107247

    Archive and jive, men.

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