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    15 KB Zerg Quest LVII Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)20:56 No.16606738  

    The Koprulu Sector is much quieter, following Kingston's death. The Morians have delivered their first shipments of tribute on time, and Accountantbrate is pleased that they appear to only be delivering a few percent fewer supplies than they should, which it believes is a good sign. The Protoss have not broken the peace, which we are willing to consider a good sign, as well.

    Our convoy of ships, including one carrier and one battlecruiser, will arrive over Lutrious, our sole outpost in UED space, shortly. The planet is developing nicely, and seems to be relatively secure, despite the fact that we know for a fact that the Dyles Entity knows we're here and has vowed to destroy us. So far, the UED only knows there's somebody out there who helped save one of their planets from Dyles.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)21:06 No.16606836

    Send out several patrols of Dropbservers or cloaked Overlords to scout out for potential Dyles incursions around Lutrious and the borders of Terran space. We probably want to know if/when the UED or Dyles is going to arrive.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)21:13 No.16606909
    Aside from the three or four planets we've investigated, we're not sure where the UED's or Dyles' space IS. We're still in the dark about where the battle's being fought, as well.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)21:28 No.16607073
    But we know how big UED space was... a quarter of the galaxy right? Regardless, we need to actually probe UED space now, dropservers full ahead.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)21:29 No.16607081

    Ok, let's append that order to be to send out scouting parties of cloaked observers and/or dropships to get a better feel for the surrounding area.

    Since we don't know that area of space really well, we might as well have our scouting party split up and just try to map as much space as they can.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)21:36 No.16607159

    While there's still some quiet going on, let's see if we can't diversify our brood a bit.

    Contact the Zerg Science Corp. Ask them if it's possible or feasible to try to create a new type of Zerg unit from existing species that we've already infested.

    If that turns out to be a huge waste of time, we might as well try to browse the Xel'naga Worldship's databanks and see if there are any particularly interesting species we can nab.

    Also, how are the Terminator automation system research going?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)21:40 No.16607209
    Gorn laughs at the idea that we would trust Dyles' map.

    Warbrate grudgingly agrees that this might be a bad move.

    >Ask them if it's possible or feasible to try to create a new type of Zerg unit from existing species that we've already infested.

    What sort of new type of Zerg?

    >how are the Terminator automation system research going?

    We haven't told Cyberbrate to get to work on that, yet, since we haven't decided if we want to let the Terminators loose without Cyberbrate's control, yet.

    (Nice try, but we didn't finish voting on that!)
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)21:42 No.16607237
    How many overlords should we send, and should they stop to investigate, or just peek at the systems and then leave?
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)21:43 No.16607251
    Right, it ended with 2 last time. We'd have to go completely through the program, complex and redundant as it is, to remove any VoidGateness, or write a new one that doesn't have redundancies for when a ten year old boy sings a B flat at noon while wearing a sun dress.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)21:44 No.16607272
    (Or what to do when the janitor asks whether a cat died in there, or what)
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)21:45 No.16607283
    I'd say warp in, get a general idea of what's in the system, number of planets, orbital structures, and habitation, comm traffic, then go on to the next one.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)21:49 No.16607322
    "I do not know, flesh bag. I can not view the cat to determine if it is dead, but you will be, flesh bag."
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)21:53 No.16607358
    (Any objections?)

    (I believe you meant option D: Fock yoo, osshull)
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)21:56 No.16607382
    >delivering a few percent fewer supplies than they should
    Inform them that their quotas for the next set of tribute will be increased to make up the difference.

    While cloaked. Cloaking is an integral part of our scouting strategy.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)21:57 No.16607399
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    I was making a Schrodinger joke with VoidGate... it was the protocol for the janitor asking about the cat... will cake make you feel better?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)21:57 No.16607405
    Would it be possible to make a small zerg to act as the brains of the terminators? Instead of AI programming, it'd be a brain in power-armor.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)22:03 No.16607465
    Accountantbrate thinks the missing funds are probably being skimmed, not deliberately withheld. Cracking down, it argues, will only cause dissent.

    (I was referencing Arnold's horrible pronunciation. Didn't get the Schrodinger bit. Clever AND subtle)

    It would be possible, but it would require Nargil and Cyberbrate to collaborate for some time to redesign the brain and the Terminator. (As well as some rolling, for success)
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:04 No.16607473
    I vote for the terminator automation project, but with the caveat that we have independent review go over it with a fine toothed comb looking for VoidGate backdoors. (We cannot afford to have that self-rightous SkyNet-alike screwing us over again.)
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:04 No.16607480

    >Zerg species blending & other stuff

    Well, the Mantalisk thing for one. One reason we were so excited about infesting the Protoss was because of their vast and distinctly unzergy psionic potential. Perhaps further research into what makes the base species for Mantalisks so psionically inclined could help us develop more baseline upgrades for Zerg units as a whole.

    Also, we have a notable lack of units (or maybe we just don't remember to bring Queens) that are able to rapidly infest enemy units without being vulnerable to counterattacking from other enemies. Perhaps we can use the Mantalisk as a template for a fast flyer that, instead of charging up its physical attacks with psionic energy, can produce packets of rapid infestation spores. The Mantalisk is a very fast flyer as it is; if it could belch out nasty stuff like Defiler plagues or rapid infestation spores, it could be a very real hazard to any type of infantry we encounter. Dyles in particular seems to be fond of using absurdly enhanced (and notably unarmored) humans to engage in melee combat with our Zerg; being able to rapidly bring deadly disease cocktails to the frontlines could work out well for us.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:07 No.16607493
    >Accountantbrate thinks the missing funds are probably being skimmed, not deliberately withheld. Cracking down, it argues, will only cause dissent.
    Well, then, how about sending a pointed note about the dangers of corruption and the importance of internal regulation in the financial sector, lest important people get the wrong impression when their account numbers don't add up? If they don't solve the problem we can stage up our response.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:09 No.16607515
    That's me subtley clever, or made of jam. I can't remember which.

    We could write our own program, or just work around having to automate them. relay stations shoved into battlecrusiers could work.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:12 No.16607547
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    I am seconding Zerg Brains in power armor.

    There is no way this can go wrong and not be awesome either way.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:14 No.16607554
    "And our space slug overlord has issued a comment in the editorial page of The Financial Times of Moria "'Corruption bad.'" That was our giant space slug overlord."
    I keep forgetting about out spores, we should try that. Granted they don't really work on protoss, or Dyles, but still.
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:14 No.16607567
    I'm OK with this.

    I also agree with the queen thing. We should probably make those. After we make Daleks
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:16 No.16607579
    I see your dalek and raise you our already pre-existing zerg units in power armour, such as the gausslisk and the power armoured ultralisk. We can just improve the existing power armour and expand its use, power armoured drones ftw.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:22 No.16607626
    Besides, if we're going the dalekish route, why not just throw a thumbling of infested terran in there instead of making something new. No reason we can't make a better goliath. And do infested terrans really need their legs to control something? We could also just make a MMI and just use brains in jars.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)22:23 No.16607634
    Sakai is surprised at our news that the shipment was light, and deeply offended by our accusations of foul play. He swears to look into the problem personally.

    Nargil expresses its extreme distaste at our further blending of disgusting machinery with the glorious flesh of the Swarm, but agrees to engineer a mental relay Zerg for the Terminators.

    (roll 1d10 to see how well it does)
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:23 No.16607643
    Side note, did Artisanlord paint our Arbiter blue?
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:25 No.16607653
    rolled 3 = 3

    lets hope
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:25 No.16607654
    rolled 9 = 9

    Don't know how I feel about this plan.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:26 No.16607666
    Apparently me and my buddy Nargil need to shut it.
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:29 No.16607689
    well, we can make it up to Nargil. Let him make whatever he wants after he's done with this?

    Or we could find some old wildlife documentaries. He'd like those!
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)22:30 No.16607693
    (Was it supposed to?)

    Despite Nargil's reticence to even begin the project, its progress is amazing. Truly, Nargil is the best. Within hours, it has developed what looks like a slightly undersized human brain with hundreds of threadlike protruding nerves that twitch and wriggle as it awaits a computer to interface with.

    Now, it is Cyberbrate's turn to create a Terminator that can carry the entity and react to its commands.

    (Roll 1d20)
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:32 No.16607713
    rolled 20 = 20

    Two separate rolls! You drunken fiend! The arbiter was just a question, but with all the daleks talk, and the arbiter being a big TARDIS...
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:32 No.16607721
    All my base are belong to you, TUCAMP.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:35 No.16607740
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    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:35 No.16607741
    rolled 8 = 8

    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:36 No.16607755
    Critical Success!
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:38 No.16607776

    I wish to make to babby with you
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:38 No.16607782
    It would seem that the dice like skepticism about the rational being used to prompt the roll. I still don't get why we can't just take what we have, and make it bigger/better. And who painted our arbiter blue?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:39 No.16607783
    Wait, we still have the arbiter? Did we ever figure out how it does the bigger-on-the-inside trick?
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:41 No.16607810
    dimensional fuckery which we will never be able to mimic.

    that's how.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:41 No.16607812
    I believe our official explanation was "Protoss voodoo magic".
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:42 No.16607816

    Internbrate and Labbrate both worked on it extensively.

    In the end, they chocked it up to "magical protoss dimension shit". IIRC, they mentioned that the reality-warping powers of the arbiter were probably more of an accidental fringe benefit of the design rather than brilliant craftsmanship.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:42 No.16607822
    Last I knew, and it's a side-effect of the time manipulation or vice-versa. We don't know the specifics, and can't make more until we get some 10th dimensional materials or something.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)22:44 No.16607838

    I'm starting to think you're manipulating the /tg/ dice, guys. So, now you can decide whether Cyberbrate makes us a Terminator that's amazing, or a Dalek. See? Fun things happen when I drink)
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:44 No.16607849
    make more. . .
    I wonder how much we'd have to suck up to the Protoss to convince them to let us buy a few.

    And we should be glad Cerebrate didn't go by the official Blizz lore on it (SC2). Then it'd have been the protoss piloting it, and we'd have a worthless shuttle.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)22:46 No.16607869
    (It wasn't before, but it damn well is, now)

    (5th dimensional, though I guess if there were 6 we didn't know about anyway, it's not like numbering them would be important. Complex shit, either way)
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:47 No.16607880
    rolled 657 = 657

    But.... SC@'s fluff is bad...
    Even awesome terminator, odd dalek. Assuming of course that they are both comparable to each other.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:49 No.16607896


    They can swoop across the battlefield delivering laser death while soaking an absurd amount of damage for infantry. They will bridge the gap between heavy vehicles and regular ground troopers.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:49 No.16607905
    Terminator; it's more agile and can pass for human (and maybe other species).
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:50 No.16607910
    I'd do a vote for Zergleks too. If we ever meet the Doctor, he'll be pissed.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:51 No.16607913
    So it would seem.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:51 No.16607920

    Also: they are equipped with fixed flamethrowers that have a wide range arc of fire around itself and electrical fields. It makes CQB with the Zerglek inadvisable for non-ultralisks.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:52 No.16607925
    Terminator, but with weapons built in.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:53 No.16607930
    Voting Terminator.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:55 No.16607941
    Thats a bad thing! We dnot want to have to fight the Doctor!
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)22:57 No.16607951
    So it's Daleks or the lady terminators is it.
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)22:57 No.16607952
    . . . Infest a time lord.
    Daleks are far better than Terminators. How often have you seen a terminator taken down by our current weaponry.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:58 No.16607955

    The Doctor is a myth perpetuated by the Terran media to make themselves feel better about having their shit kicked in by aliens on a daily basis.

    Also, they're not Daleks. They're zerg units in an armored tank thing.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)22:59 No.16607964

    Speak for yourself, I'd find it hilarious.

    Voting for Dalek.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)23:03 No.16607997

    (You're pretty divided on this!)
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:04 No.16608008

    Dalekinators. Dalek by war, Terminator by Infiltration techniques.
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)23:05 No.16608018
    It's a question of "Would we rather have the ones that wiped out the Time Lords, or the ones that never managed to kill John Connor"
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:05 No.16608019
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    lady terminators
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:06 No.16608031

    ...I'm imagining Daleks with Arnie's accent. It's beautiful in its own strange way.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:08 No.16608040
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)23:08 No.16608041
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)23:08 No.16608044
    I'd just go with my d1000 roll, which said dalek.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:08 No.16608046
    You know it's not really Daleks, but just a Zerg brain in an armored shell, right? We don't have any of the advanced weapons that real Daleks have.
    I mean, if it's just putting a Zerg in an armored shell, an Infested Marine in a suit of powered armor is the equivalent.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:10 No.16608053
    Terminators with Dalek weaponry, perhaps?
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)23:11 No.16608062
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    Give it time, we'll get the Dalek weaponry soon enough. Anyways, the Dalek flying makes them a better unit for combat.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:11 No.16608063

    But it's an ADVANCED armored shell. Using ADVANCED technology from Skynet. I'll be damned if it doesn't get something from that.

    At the very least, being easy to mod would make it invaluable.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:11 No.16608069

    Are you guys seriously voting for Daleks?

    After just Raynor could try to pull out of your mind?

    This is going to backfire so god-damn hard.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:14 No.16608083
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    Welcome to Zerg Quest.

    Take a seat, put up your feet, join us.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:15 No.16608093

    The only reason Raynor was even able to THINK seperately was because we let him keep him personality and gave him the ability to command troops with some psionics we mutated into him.

    We just created Zerg-brains and are putting them into metal bodies. There IS no personality, there IS NO individual in there. Only an organ that we made to do stuff when we made it.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)23:15 No.16608094
    Raynor has a personality and "will" of his own. We haven't had a zergling try to leave since the first thread. And Raynor was upset about killing "fellow" humans.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:15 No.16608095

    It's not so much Terran Marine vs. Dalek in my mind.

    It's more like the Rifleman vs. the Rifleman IIC.

    One is a medicore unit that's actually pretty good for anti-aircraft duties but very little else. It's also prone to overheating.

    The other is a 65-ton horror with super-accurate and hard-hitting weaponry that can wreck mechs 20 tons over its weight class.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:16 No.16608100
    I'm trying to understand: why did we go with a Zerg-brain cyborg, instead of the completely mechanical Terminator?
    The primary purpose of the completely mechanical Terminator was so that it would be immune to the Dyles neural parasite, and so that it could survive any kind of psionic attack, like another Psi Disruptor.
    Best of all, it would have the contingencies built into its CPU to try to restore us if such an event happened, like VoidGate's contingency programming.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:16 No.16608101
    Drrrrrr.... we have terminators; and skynet's production facilitys, last time I checked. Thats half the point of doing the terminator thing instead of just building more gausslisks.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:18 No.16608119

    Because Terminators are MACHINES and Voidgate was a hyper advanced AI who wrote a shit ton of processing code for his machines which would take a normal human decades to sort through and then he has to double and triple check it to make sure he got rid of all the contigencies that could possibly backfire, and THEN we have to code more things into them that make them serve US with zero loopholes.

    It's easier to make a brain to control them directly that we can just poke with our mind to make it do something.
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)23:19 No.16608121
    because for the short run, it would get us a mostly mechinical unit while we spend the next year debugging the voidgate stuff.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:19 No.16608123
    Oh really? And what more advanced weapons or shielding will these Zerg-Daleks have than our current Infested Marines or Terminators? The Rifleman IIC is only better because it uses Clan-tech. We don't have that equivalent of better weapons technology to equip the Zerg-Daleks with. Your analogy is invalid.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:19 No.16608129
    With a 20 on our roll for its electronic half, we can probably make the Dalek design environmentally sealed to protect against parasites and give its CPU a fully autonomous backup mode, if necessary.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)23:20 No.16608131

    So, Daleks are technically winning, but I want to make sure. Please quote this post with your vote, and we'll find out.

    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:21 No.16608133
    let's do this, but with the awesome cyber-brain for oversight.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:22 No.16608142

    Enviromentally sealed and heavily armored Dalok bodies with ENUFF DAKKA to make a squad of Goliaths jelly as sin.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)23:22 No.16608147
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    Because /tg/ loves doctor who.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:22 No.16608151
    vote for terminator
    >> Codeki 10/12/11(Wed)23:23 No.16608153
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:23 No.16608158


    That didn't even occur to me, but it's true. Gentlezerg, we now have an advantage over the Dyles entity.

    >has otariti
    I don't know what weapon system that is Captcha, but I like the sound of it. Stick with me kid, you'll go places.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:24 No.16608161
    Hot lady terminators to go with our hot lady from a couple threads ago.
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)23:25 No.16608169
    I'll use my last post's pic as my vote.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:25 No.16608179
    Daleks all day every day Gallyfray my hood G
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:25 No.16608182

    Give them Austrian accents, though.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:25 No.16608188
    We must make terminators, mass-produced terminators!
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:26 No.16608191

    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:26 No.16608193

    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:29 No.16608219

    True... so far. But who knows what can happen with a 20.

    Besides, it's being made with VoidGate construction techniques and other stuff, which is better than plain old Terran tech. It may also be highly modular, so we can use it as a testbed for new tech anyhow.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:30 No.16608228
    The Daleks will exTERminATE all foes.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:31 No.16608236
    Daleks please
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    That's just silly, they'll exterminate Dyles, but we don't want to exterminate the protoss, we want to infest then all for daddy's sake.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:33 No.16608255
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:36 No.16608276
    Still voting Terminators.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:37 No.16608279
    Looks like terminators are loosing, but can we at least keep the super-brain-jar plans around for terminators if (cough when cough) daleks dont work out?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:38 No.16608287

    I would love to see what you do with Daleks!
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:39 No.16608294
    no, screw you, make the terminators now.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:41 No.16608304

    Daleks. Time to Doctor up this galaxy.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/12/11(Wed)23:44 No.16608324
    (Daleks have a 4-vote lead. I'm going to call that a win)

    Cyberbrate produces a shell that looks nothing like a Terminator. We are highly skeptical, but it assures us that it is a masterpiece of technology. Brains are bred for the machines, and placed into the first shells. The eye stalk lights up a haunting green, as we test the voice.

    "ZERG-lek OP-er-AT-ion-AL! We a-WAIT OR-ders!"

    We send this first model into combat with two zerglings and two Cyberbrate-controlled Terminators. It blasts its foes, nearly disintegrating them.

    Cyberbrate has outdone itself.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:50 No.16608371
    mass produce i am talking systems worth of minerals and gases into nothing but these
    >> TUCAMP 10/12/11(Wed)23:50 No.16608375
    EX-ter-MIN-ate the DY-les ENT-it-TY! BUT FIR-st FIX the SPEA-ch SYS-tem!
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:50 No.16608378

    Fuck yeah, now to enforce our psionic will upon every brain in every shell to destroy any chance of them gaining independence.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:51 No.16608381
    This. Mass Produce the new Zerg-Leks, and nothing but. Also, somenoe start researching how to get these things off the ground.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:52 No.16608389
    You know, I picture this conversation going something like this:

    [Anonbrate] What the hell is that?
    [Cyberbrate] It's fucking awesome, is what it is.
    [Anonbrate] No, seriously, what did you do here. That is not what I ordered.
    [Cyberbrate] I know you're in charge and all, but you have no sense of style. These babies are works of beauty!
    [Nargil] They are abominations that we should never have designed. Their minds know only hatred, for they shall never be freed of their cold metal shells and properly join the Swarm.
    [Cyberbrate] You're such a square, Nargil.
    [Anonbrate] ...
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    So, Cerebrate Anon, what are the capabilities of this Zerglek?

    I'm sure we all have a rough idea of the mayhem we can cause with a dozen of these things, but it's better to hear it you before assuming.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/11(Wed)23:56 No.16608418

    Seconding. They should still have noticeable and distinct inflection on certain syllables, but their voice should be uniform. Let's fix that audio variance a little bit.
    >> idontevenremember 10/12/11(Wed)23:59 No.16608446
    GREETINGS Cerebrate Anon, It has been far too long since I have been on Zerg Quest, probably around a year nowm back when it was Zerg Quest I - XX. AND WHAT IS THIS KINGSTON DEAD?!?!?! NEVVVVERRRRR!!! brb reading thru the quest.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)00:00 No.16608458
    We're not properly sure. Clearly, they are capable of destroying multiple enemies with great speed and efficiency. Cyberbrate assures us that they are capable of sustained flight, though they have no warp capabilities. It has integrated shields into the structure, but it has no cloaking device.

    It seems that the speech patterns are a side effect of the interface between the Zerg inside and the machinery. Neither Nargil nor Cyberbrate is sure how to fix it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)00:02 No.16608471
    (Holy shit are you behind, son. Get to the archives. There's some crazy stuff to be read)
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:02 No.16608472

    Don't give them orders. They're Zerg brains in a ludicrously high-tech shell. We shall move them with our minds like we do every other Zerg unit, from the lowliest drone to the largest Ultralisk.

    Move a group of them to the Lutrious system for possible field testing.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:02 No.16608474
    >Neither Nargil nor Cyberbrate is sure how to fix it.
    >29/30 net creation roll
    "You know, we made this thing so well that even we don't actually understand how it works."
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:03 No.16608488
    We might be able to bring him back using some protoss voodoo. Why we'd do this I'm not sure, but we might learn how he turned himself into a giant brain that stole our units, the bastard. Also, welcome back friend, or I assume you are.
    >> Codeki 10/13/11(Thu)00:04 No.16608499
    We can do it when we're bored. I'm picturing sticking him naked on a planet with 10 Zergleks and see how long he survives.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)00:05 No.16608504
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:06 No.16608515
    Good point, and we can just not have them talk.
    I assumed the little introduction was for show, as the shell shouldn't have any programing in it... can cyberbrate elaborate on just what all is in the shell?
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:08 No.16608523
    I've actually had this happen when I'm drunk and write a memory allocation library or something.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)00:09 No.16608536
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:10 No.16608548
    I just figured out why cyberbrate made dalek, eye-stalks and all, he gain access to VoidGate's old earth media archive, specifically doctor who... it makes sense.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:10 No.16608550
    With no cloaking device, it's going to need all the shielding and armoring it can get.
    Is it capable of AA fire? Can it detect cloaked units? Is its weapon range equivalent to a gauss rifle? How expensive is it in comparison to a siege tank?
    It can only be produced on Dagobah, right? So have Cyberbrate concentrate on getting more of the planet back online and increasing it's computational capacity. Doing so should also help in going through VoidGate's Terminator programming to make it Zerg-safe for autonomous use.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:13 No.16608567

    I don't think you understand just how OP Darloks are.

    The UED is fucked if it tries to start some shit kind of OP. Nuke the planet till it is brighter than a sun just to kill it type of OP.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:15 No.16608577
    That's only Doctor Who Daleks, not Zergleks.
    Stop getting your meta confused.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:17 No.16608603

    One of them just disintigrated 2 terminators.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:17 No.16608612
    Sigh. That's what I said.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)00:19 No.16608632
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    >Is it capable of AA fire?

    The range of motion on its weapon seems limited, but assuming the vessel was within its firing area, it could easily fire upon ships.

    >Can it detect cloaked units?


    >Is its weapon range equivalent to a gauss rifle?

    We have no idea. It appears to be energy-based, so its range could be considerable.

    >How expensive is it in comparison to a siege tank?

    Funny you should mention that. They are approximately equivalent.

    >It can only be produced on Dagobah, right?

    Only Dagobah has the requisite machinery, though we will have to create some structures to produce the brain creatures for them.

    >Have Cyberbrate go through the databanks

    As always, this requires a vote. Who know what's in there? (pic related)

    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:23 No.16608680
    I was joking in saying that cyberbrate had already managed to access doctor who episodes from voidgate's core. But, I don't think we should have the brain making and shell making happening at the same place, just in case of them acting like daleks. Although since they're zergleks they'd destroy all non zerg, we'd be fine... unless they somehow determined that we weren't pure enough, which wouldn't happen... right?
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:27 No.16608720
    Still voting to have Cyberbrate step up repairs of Dagobah, and going through VoidGate's databanks as they're repaired.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:28 No.16608728
    > http://xkcd.com/323/
    Yeah, but usually, before I get there I get distracted and go read Zerg Quest or something.

    Oh, and databanks have my vote.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:31 No.16608753



    We DO have a psionic link with them as they're home-grown speech-capable zerg brains and can likely order them around as easily as we do other zerg units. If they get unruly, we can probably lower their intelligence/cognitive abilities and keep a tighter grip on them.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:31 No.16608756
    ... right, voting for brain-making well away from Dagobah then.
    >> EnthusiasmBrate 10/13/11(Thu)00:32 No.16608760
    We dont have time for worrying! This development is exactly what we need to curbstomp Dyles out of the cosmos!
    PRECISELY~! Imagine the devastation a legion of these Zergleks could unleash on a Dyles world! With proper support that legion could utterly cleanse an entire planet! This is truly a triumph and while there may be certain unfortunate things to worry about with them in the future the point is the eliminate the current threat.

    I vote we establish a few hives on Xenta to do nothing but pump out the neural centers for these wonder machines and have Cyberbrate begin mass assembly of new facilities and repair of the old to accomodate a production of these units equal to at least 3,000 per month.

    We have genocide to commit gentlemen, no more time for poppycock.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:32 No.16608762
    Thirding, lets go.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)00:39 No.16608831
    >We have genocide to commit gentlemen, no more time for poppycock.

    (This is a fantastic sentence! I commend you!)

    (Going after the databanks? A bold move. Roll 2d100)
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:40 No.16608840
    rolled 6, 59 = 65

    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:41 No.16608847
    rolled 82, 6 = 88

    This is voidgates databank? Or is it world ship?
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:43 No.16608858
    rolled 61, 13 = 74


    >> EnthusiasmBrate 10/13/11(Thu)00:43 No.16608863
    rolled 32, 54 = 86

    For victory! I do hope we decrypt a few grainy episodes of Dr Who.
    >> dice+2d100 Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:44 No.16608872
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:46 No.16608883
    rolled 82, 13 = 95

    These should be the VoidGate databanks on Dagobah, right?
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:46 No.16608887
    or not, meh

    and what the hell does "giveth derCate" mean?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)00:46 No.16608892
    (VoidGate's databanks)

    After toiling in cyberspace for several hours, Cyberbrate announces that it has analyzed, repaired, and integrated all of Dagobah's remaining datastores into its systems. While most of the data was destroyed, corrupted, or simply useless, it now has more space and a more complete run of the planet's computing systems. It should run more efficiently from now on.

    (You guys got SO close to a problem)
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:47 No.16608894
    I suppose it didn't really matter, as all we'd learn is what evil dwells in the hearts of men.
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:48 No.16608904
    voidgate hacking cyberbrate problem, or blowing the planet up problem?
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)00:56 No.16608960
    rolled 14, 78 = 92

    Alright, set Cyberbrate to work on getting a factory for Zergleks up and running, while a Hatchery on Xenta begins producing the bio-CPU's.
    Once the factory is completed, Cyberbrate is to begin rooting through the Terminator programming to eliminate VoidGate backdoors. I still want my fully mechanical Terminators.

    Also, I want a status update from Colonylord. How's the next Colonization Wave coming along, and has he identified another NukeWorld candidate?
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)00:56 No.16608966
    So... start building more zergleks.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:10 No.16609113

    Ship some Zergleks to Lutrious.

    Star exploring past Lutrious with scouting parties of Overlords and Dropbservers. We need to get a feel for how big UED space is, even if it is just blind feeling.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)01:12 No.16609134
    (Sorry. Discussing comics, semantics, and the terrors of the movie Arachnophobia with my brother)

    Cyberbrate begins the long process of reviewing, editing, recompiling, and bug testing the Terminator subroutines.

    Already underway.
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)01:22 No.16609216
    While we wait for the zegleks to build and get to UED space, lets poke the worldship's design/schematic or whatever it's called folder.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)01:25 No.16609235
    (Sigh. Let me go get the folder list)
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:26 No.16609241


    Zergleks are awesome, but we can't win a war with just them. Let's see what other designs we can cook up with the Xel'naga's post-mortem help.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:31 No.16609277
    I suggest a mobile battlestation.
    We should also look at making a new warp network. Those things are crazy good for logistics.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)01:31 No.16609279
    >There are files in folders for operations, design, ship's logs, and bio-diversity.

    What folder did you want?

    >1550. mageInt

    This Mage has an INT score of 1550?! Jesus!
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:34 No.16609291
    >This Mage has an INT score of 1550?! Jesus!
    There is no such thing as a high enough spell DC.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:35 No.16609300
    Can we dump all data into our own, presumably more durable network? And be, like, really careful about it?
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:38 No.16609318

    Let's take a look in design.

    If we can find an efficient and proper power source for that one planet-stratification device we uncovered earlier, we could have a very useful tool to use instead of costly strip-mining. And also the whole planet destroying aspect of it.

    Or maybe we'll find a way to greatly enhance our speed when warping, giving us a logistical advantage.

    Or perhaps we'll find schematics for eleven million different types of fancy hats that induce feelings of intense smugness and overconfidence when worn. We will market them to all of our enemies and steamroll them as they tell each other to deal with it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)01:41 No.16609338
    We're still stuck with an "extremely analog:" we can read things on a screen. If we want to copy information, we must transcribe it by hand.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:43 No.16609350
    Le sigh. Summon the monkeys and typewriters.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)01:46 No.16609364
    (When not doing anything else with the system) flip through the database a page at a time, transcribing as fast as we can read into Cyberbrates new (well, -ly acquired) databanks.
    >> TUCAMP 10/13/11(Thu)01:48 No.16609374
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)02:04 No.16609470
    2 for design.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)02:08 No.16609499
    Another vote for design.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)02:12 No.16609529
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    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)02:18 No.16609569
    >The data in this folder is even more corrupt than what we found in the biodiversity folder.

    >Intact subfolders have odd names: Asey Ev, Spirèdon, Kânt'emir, and O-sip

    We have already investigated Spirèdon and Kânt'emir.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)02:20 No.16609588
    Let's go for O-sip.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)02:27 No.16609625
    1 for O-sip, 0 for Asey Ev
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)02:31 No.16609649

    Eh, O-sip seems suspicious, but I'll be damned if I'm not going to click on it anyway.

    One more for O-sip.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)02:38 No.16609689
    Alright, one more for O-sip.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)02:39 No.16609702
    voting for O-sip
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)02:43 No.16609735
    (Cool. Roll 1d20)
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)02:48 No.16609761
    rolled 18 = 18

    I hope there's something useful in there.
    >> Anonymous 10/13/11(Thu)03:06 No.16609909
    Um... bump?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/13/11(Thu)03:18 No.16609991
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    After some time, the files of O-Sip's designs come through, mostly intact!

    It appears that O-Sip was a cartographer. His accomplishments in cataloging entire galaxies was renowned for centuries during his life. He invented several ways of charting star systems from a distance, sometimes without even having visible reference points. Labbrate is fascinated by the complexities of his inventions, some of which it believes can be adapted for our use. Despite how it might sound, Labbrate thinks this might be a turning point in the war.

    (And with that, I leave you. I'm zoning out, which is usually a prelude to hopping happily into my bed and cuddling with my pillow like a pair of breasts)


    (I'll see you next week. Extremely early warning: I will not be here the day before Thanksgiving, because I'll probably be at work. Night!)

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