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    103 KB Zerg Quest LXXI Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)20:58 No.17650023  

    Once more, we join the majestic Zerg Swarm in its natural habitat.

    Samir Duran is dead. Bernie is dead. A good percentage of the population of Moria is either dead or suffering from severe PTSD. Accountantbrate is ecstatic about the presents we got it.

    The UED ambassador seemed very uneasy about the news that we had brought the Protoss into their war against Dyles. We haven't heard anything back, yet, but Melville sounded like he expected to come back with a censure or a sanction or...whatever other political things ambassadors do. Politics has never been a Zerg strong point.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)21:03 No.17650086

    We should share some of the fancy-schmacy tech and new strains we've developed/stolen with Kerrigan. Also, how goes funneling our units to UED space? Can we get a rough estimate of what we have available over thar?

    Is /tg/ slow as shit for anyone else?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)21:07 No.17650123
    With three heighliners in action, the fleet can be moved from one end of the galaxy to another over the span of a day. It's more a question of how many forces we want to leave behind.

    >share some of the fancy-schmacy tech and new strains we've developed/stolen with Kerrigan

    All of them?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:08 No.17650149
    Not all of them,
    The heighliner tech? yes.
    weapons Not a chance in hell

    BTW: CAn we found another wave of colonies?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)21:11 No.17650185
    Accountantbrate wonders briefly why we wouldn't just make more of these delightful planet harvesting ships...

    Colonylord seems nervous about job security.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)21:11 No.17650189

    Sure why not, sharing is caring after all. Our little sister needs some new toys to play with if all she's still using protoss tech as her heavy hitters.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)21:13 No.17650214

    We use both types of resource exploitation. We colonize suitable worlds so we have strongholds and production centers and we can use the bigass resource ships on less than ideal worlds.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:13 No.17650215
    Use something of bernie's?

    this will end well
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)21:14 No.17650228
    Well mantalisks and the mosquito things, and maybe clue her in on out breeding program.

    While at work I came up with a great reason why we need to study the Morian Anomaly. Since it seems to slightly compress things that try to warp into or out of it, if we can figure out the mechanism that causes this effect, and magnify it, we can lay traps that cause entire fleets to be compressed into tiny, harmless, dead things. We need to stufy the damn thing, and figure out how to do it without blowing up a heighliner.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:23 No.17650332
    wow, something so devastating yet so simple...
    Wonder why i didn't think of it
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)21:32 No.17650454
    Cause you're a non-union SCV pilot, unlike me? It would also make plundering... the toss archive world, so simple. Warp in, set it up, capture/infest the preservers, download the archives, blow up the archives, move outside of the field, warp out with a delayed nuke to destroy the device. Simple.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:37 No.17650512

    Well, that what i get for being a scab.....great pay though
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)21:38 No.17650532
    >All: 1
    >Heighliners only: 1
    >Zerg strains only: 1

    Discuss moar.

    Labbrate and Cyberbrate object. They inform us that the heighliner's simultaneous ignition and explosion functionally ripped the space occupied by Bernie's forces out of reality. Their calculations indicate that power sources are producing less energy because the universe is compensating for the decrease in space, like cavitation in water.

    This explosion literally reduced the size and scope of the universe, and it's uncertain whether the Warp space surrounding Moria will ever return to normal. To repeat this event intentionally would be tantamount to an attack on the concept of reality itself.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)21:42 No.17650572

    Right, so we're not going to use that a gain for a while.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:44 No.17650600
    Vote for handing her the new strains, and nothing else
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:45 No.17650622
    Have we done anything with the Pys Emitters lately?
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)21:47 No.17650640
    Says the magic hivemind that's fought psychic plantmen, time traveling robots, zombie tadpoles,a rape demon, and have daleks. It's nothing new for the entity created after the overmind read the script.. I'm sure it's a long shot, but they should think about it anyway, maybe we can figure out how to undo the damage.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)21:49 No.17650666

    >All: 1
    >Heighliners only: 1
    >Zerg strains only: 2
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)21:49 No.17650672
    Besides the big pile next to us? I don't think so. And again I want to know if we look different. Let's get a passing zergling to look at us, and see if we're... different. And I just remembered the other thing I came up with, we should practice our new found ability to use telekinesis. Let's star by juggling boulders on Xenta.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:51 No.17650708
    What kind of programming is currently on Zergtv?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:52 No.17650718
    Zerg Strain seems to be a good idea
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:55 No.17650749
    I'm weighing in with going for the zerg strains as well, with telling her about the heighliners, but not giving her the technology.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:56 No.17650759
    Maybe tell her the tech is still really dangerous?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:58 No.17650789
    that would work, but also give the implication that if there's a pressing need for it, she can ask us. It seems like they'd be relatively free most of the time anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:00 No.17650810
    Is there any way that Labbrate/Cyberbrate can make a more speedy hacker varient of a fingerling?
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)22:01 No.17650829
    Just want to confirm something, we have added the genetic code for the mosquitos and freighter to our larva, right? And hows out breeding program going, haven't checked on that in a while. Also, make with the boulder juggling.
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)22:03 No.17650855
    A more speedy hacker? You mean Cyberbrate right? That is the other reason we made him. We could make sure that all those systems and cores are working properly. Might not be a bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:04 No.17650866

    Maybe make a show of it,

    Hows " Galaxy funniest Zerg Videos"?
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)22:08 No.17650914
    I'm not sure I'd call video of your alien overlord juggling boulders using telekinesis, funny. More like "Your Alien Dictator can Kill You with Its Mind!"
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:09 No.17650925
    To some people thats funny
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:17 No.17651022
    Made me laugh.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)22:20 No.17651073
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    Kerrigan immediately latches onto the new strains. She seems perturbed by the preposterous number of nipples in the planet harvester craft, but we manage to pass it off as an evolutionary fluke. (Pic related)

    We have a Terran breeding program...

    Both are far too large to grow from a single larva, but we have integrated their genetic structure into the Swarm. The mosquitoes are fairly cheap, but the harvesters are somewhat pricey.

    Put it to Entry of the Gladiators. It'll be hilarious?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:24 No.17651121
    Colonylord still needs to make colonies as production centers, but unsuitable planets can now be stripped of their resources.

    Now, have our scouts been able to identify another Dyles world for decontamination?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)22:29 No.17651177
    We have the UED's list of fallen worlds, which last we had seen, they were terraforming into poisonous swamps.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:31 No.17651198
    Find a world within the Protoss invasion corridor.
    That's world we'll attack. Let Dyles bring in more forces to be ground against the Protoss retaliatory fleet.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)22:31 No.17651203

    Let's start scouting some out. Choose a couple at random from the fringes of his territory and send some cloaklords.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)22:41 No.17651324
    (These are both good suggestions...do we have strong feelings either way?)
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)22:49 No.17651427
    Watching the fight between the toss and Dyles would be worth watching, because if it starts to turn south for the toss... Still we need to explore UED space, good thing we have that Xel'Naga planet predictor.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)22:50 No.17651441
    (And, as mentioned, a complete map of the UED's lost territory...)
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)22:55 No.17651518

    We can do both. Scout out his fringe worlds, but attack the juiciest targets targets in the protoss's path. When he and the protoss get into it, we start hitting the rest of his now lightly defended planets
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)22:58 No.17651551
    Still wondering if we look any different, are we still just a cerebrate with an eye?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:12 No.17651708

    This seems like a good idea.

    The Protoss might not like us fighting alongside of them, and they're likely to encounter a huge number of Dyles' forces. We'd probably be able to offer a significant boost to the Protoss war fleet, but hitting Dyles' relatively exposed planets while he's tied up with the Protoss may hurt him more in the long run and weaken the Protoss at the same time.

    I just hope the Protoss won't hesitate to turn on any of their own that get infected by Dyles.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)23:27 No.17651869
    Pretty much the same, yes. We have put on a couple hundred extra pounds of stress weight, but that's...we can work that off anytime. It's nothing.

    After a moment's coordination with the Protoss, we learn where they are, and where their strike forces intend to move.

    A heavily-defended world in the Olethros system is in their immediate path. A quick scouting mission shows that Dyles has already terraformed the world, and that a defensive fleet is already assembled. From the looks of it, the Protoss do not have enough forces to survive attacking this world.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:29 No.17651890
    Will the Protoss agree to another, more lightly defended planet?
    Otherwise, we're going to have to help them out, I think.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)23:29 No.17651894

    Guess we'd better step in. I really don't wanna wait for the protoss to debate sending more forces in, then wait the weeks it takes for them to actually get there.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:30 No.17651901


    Striking at Dyles' other planets is a good idea, but just the thought of him having more than zero protoss thralls makes me ill.

    We may want to consider joining up with the Protoss. If we manage to pick apart Dyles' defense force here, the Protoss will probably be able to glass the planet, and possibly others if Dyles can't assemble enough reinforcements in time.
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)23:32 No.17651919
    Those silly protoss. But, do they get a bonus for being lead by Artanis? Still we should great then with a battle alread in progress.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/23/12(Mon)23:46 No.17652038
    >just the thought of him having more than zero protoss thralls makes me ill.

    The Protoss report minimal losses in their last three attacks. Most were destroyed, rather than captured, but the possibility of living captives cannot be ruled out. The Protoss commander, Felanis, reports that the Strike Force offered a ritual moment of peace in mourning.

    >Hit it with the Protoss: 2
    >Beat the Protoss to it. Show those bitches up: 1
    >> TUCAMP 01/23/12(Mon)23:52 No.17652097
    I say show 'em up, y'all tar'nation.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:55 No.17652125
    Have our forces arrive and help out once the Protoss forces are engaged.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/23/12(Mon)23:57 No.17652146

    We ride in like big goddamn heroes
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:21 No.17652332
    Hello? Is anyone still here?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:23 No.17652353

    Also, help the protoss
    >> timetravelbrate 01/24/12(Tue)00:47 No.17652589
    Let's let the 'toss engage first, then ride in like the big damn heroes we are. Remember, we want to look as awesome as possible on this op for the UED media.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/24/12(Tue)00:51 No.17652618
    (I'm watching terrible movies! Christina Ricci is in more than one! And boy, are they terrible.)
    We let the Protoss come out of Warp in the Olethros system. Despite their clear disadvantage, the Protoss take up an aggressive formation. For a moment, nothing happens.

    Then, the battle begins. The Protoss have a slight advantage in that Dyles appears to be shooting to disable, but it is not enough to overcome Dyles' numbers. Boarding actions are underway, but the Protoss appear to have adjusted their shields into a sort of cutting tool against Dyles' craft. It decreases the protection against conventional weapons, though.

    The battle is just beginning, but already the Protoss are surrounded. Should we intervene now, or wait?

    (Roll 1d100 if you decide to jump in)
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:52 No.17652635
    rolled 18 = 18

    Now, they need help
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/24/12(Tue)00:52 No.17652637
    (Sorry. This movie is silly, and keeps distracting me. I haven't seen Casper in eons)
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:55 No.17652668

    While the point of this was to let the Protoss batter themselves against Dyles, we do not need a lot of Dyletoss running around or Dyles with Protoss technology. That would be *very* bad. I say we help out a bit to make sure that the Protoss do not suffer total defeat.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:57 No.17652676
    rolled 16 = 16


    Forgot my roll.
    >> timetravelbrate 01/24/12(Tue)00:57 No.17652678
    Hm, wait a bit, the moment is not yet ripe for maximum dramatic entrance.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/24/12(Tue)01:04 No.17652731
    >Results total less than 35


    The Force is not strong with you, tonight.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/24/12(Tue)01:15 No.17652853
    rolled 12 = 12


    Hop in now. No need to let the protoss get wiped out just yet
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/24/12(Tue)01:39 No.17653078
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    (And more! Yeesh!)

    We attempt a rescue, but it...does not go as planned. Our forces come out of Warp half an orbit away. By the time we arrive at the actual battle, the Protoss have taken a substantial beating. We blow a hole in Dyles' line, which the Protoss use (to our considerable surprise) to enable a retreat. Felanis sends us a very scathing thank-you from his damaged carrier before it jumps away from the battle (Pic not really related).

    Despite our rescue-oriented posture, we still have enough forces to attempt to finish what the Protoss started, here. It will be tough, but Warbrate thinks we can do it if we're lucky.


    (But we'll have to wait until Wednesday next week to decide and/or genocide! Back at the regular date and time!)
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/24/12(Tue)01:40 No.17653092
    (You know, you can easily turn Casper from a fun little kid's movie to a terrifying ghost stalker movie if you just imagine that Casper's hope to "keep" Kat means that he's going to kill her in her sleep and keep her as his ghost bride. Also, the amount of attempted murder in this movie is quite high for a PG film)
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/24/12(Tue)01:41 No.17653098

    This is what happens when we try to help people.

    So wait, when is the next round?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/24/12(Tue)01:45 No.17653135
    Calendar tells me it's February 1st. Wednesday at 8 central.

    I won't be here this Wednesday (Jan 25). I mean, you can start a thread if you want, but I'll be at work, so it'll be kind of weird, like throwing your own Homecoming dance in the school gym in the middle of summer vacation or something.
    >> Big Fat Zergling 01/24/12(Tue)01:48 No.17653159

    I did that once. I was a bout as depressing as you'd think it would be
    >> Cerebrate Anon 01/24/12(Tue)01:51 No.17653184
    Aw, you're a Big Sad Zergling, aren't you?

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