The hive grows yet again but at least starvation is not a truly immediate threat this morning, most constructions have finished, and you can finally relax for a few minutes while you gather your thoughts. At the moment the hive can survive for one more day without having to go out for food, by then you will have a farm built, it will take at least another day for it to produce nutrients, it should be hard for your hive to find enough food to last an extra day.Your miners are still looking for ore, this location in a ravine near mountains should have more than enough ore, but so far your miners have come up empty. That is troubling, you could send them elsewhere but there are only so many places to look for ore. Perhaps near the river where the sediment may have gathered. Or by the lake, the forest is not a location you think could be rich, but you never know.Your thinkers are currently hard at work trying to uncover the secrets of photosynthesis that the algae samples are so well adapted for, this could be of great help to the hive but it will take some time until they crack the secrets locked away. To mentally pat them for their good and tireless work. “We LERN for MOTHER!” You absolutely love their antics, and have placed your utmost confidence in their ability to carry the hive forward.
>>37598686Current research:Symbiotic Prokaryotic photosynthesis(lowers upkeep costs)(2 days) Possible research:>Modify Vespers for livestock use(5 days)>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(2 days)>Research local animals for adaptations(specimens required.)>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (2 days)>Dissect local predator(defensive traits or offensive traits)(4 days)Parts unlocked:None>Current resource reservesNutrients: 439Metals: 0>Upkeep cost Queen – 5First Clutch Worker (3) – 6Thinker (3) – 9Workers(8) –16Winter Workers (14) – 56Winged Winter Worker (2) -12Winter soldiers (3) - 27Miners(5)- 20=Total Cost:151 >IncomeNutrients: 0Net: 288 >Hive population:Queen: 1First clutch:3Thinker:3Workers: 8Winter Worker:14Winged Winter Worker :2Winter soldier:3Miners: 5Current ConstructionAlgae farms 200N per day 4 workers required. (8 to speed up construction)>Eggs gestating:0Hive Structure>Infrastructure(heated interior)>Hatchery(Eggs can be hatched half a day early +%25 loss expected)>Throne room (Fortified location for the queen) Previous quests:https://archive.moe/tg/search/subject/Hive%20Queen%20Quest%20Beta/ORhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hive+queen+quest+betaTwitter:https://twitter.com/QuestDroneBeta0 Pastebin:http://pastebin.com/u/QuestDroneBeta01
>>37598735You currently have your miners occupied, but could send them elsewhere. What would you do?Warning: Miners would not survive above ground for long.>send them to the river (underground path 2 days)>send them to the lake (underground path 2 days)>send them to the forest (underground path 2 days)>Have them keep searching near the hive Many of your workers are now free from duties and your warriors are restless, they wish to prove themselves.(1 worker must stay for research, 2 sentries at cave opening-can be moved)(choose how many and which units to use)>go out and forage (location: river, lake, forest)>go out to explore>send flying scouts for recon and mapping far from baseConstruction:>Add doors to the hive(1day)(increases defenses)(20N)(2 workers required)>Dedicated sentry outposts(1day)(increases defenses)(40N)(2 workers required)>Versper Pens(1day)(to keep the little bats when using them as livestock)(4N per pen)(4 workers required)
>>37598769>send them to the forest (underground path 2 days)>send flying scouts for recon and mapping far from base>Add doors to the hive(1day)(increases defenses)(20N)(2 workers required)>Dedicated sentry outposts(1day)(increases defenses)(40N)(2 workers required)>go out and forage (forest) Any workers not used for the construction or sentry.
>>37598985Just gonna wait on a few more votes if that is ok.Also a new dice system is being implemented for the quest check the pastebin but for the lazy anons out there:There are two types of dice used in HiveQueen Quest.(I borrowed Xenocide's quest idea and expanded on it a bit.)(check that quest out its great!)Combat Rolls are on a 1d10Only the first three rolls countbroken down:0 Successes: Severe Failure1 Success: Failure2 Successes: Success3 Successes: Great Success1-4 is failure5-10 is successNormal rolls.rolls are on a 1d100only the first three rolls count.Crits supersede all, so:1, 78, 99 Its a crit bad roll100, 2 ,2 its crit good roll.1, 34, 100 its a tie, a 1d2 coin will be used. (heads and tails)1-heads2-tails2/3 to resolve the roll.1 is a crit fail (death is a rest for the lucky ones!)2-7 are fails which win out against anything less than 908-20 are bad rolls, something bad will happen. (very bad)21-50 are low rolls, you won't have any success (bad stuff)51-79 are medium rolls you have some success (good stuff)80-89 are high rolls, something good will happen (very good!)90-99 are great rolls, something good and unexpected might happen 100 is a crit
>>37599242ok then, look at Soma's quests or Sith apprentice quest for d10 systems as well.
>>37598686I want normal hive quest to return.
>>37599294tomorrow, we all are waiting on it too.(you don't like this one?)>>37599292I will after I run today's quest...
>>37599340Soma's quest is going on right now which is part of the reason we're all late.
>>37599242We are going to fail a lot with this system. You shouldn't have 2-7 win out against less than 90.
FUCK YEAH! HIVE QUEEN QUEST (BETA)!
>>37599448Well it seems OP doesn't understand probabilities.>>37599340>http://anydice.com/This site should help you understand probability of dice rolls.
There's that underground river we seemed off. Should we try exploring that now, or wait to have a farm up and running?
>>37599576On a 1d100 system? I've never seen rolls in the singles happen constantly, its a bit of a rarity.but I could be flexible with it. >>37598769I do need more votes on this, 10 mins and I will use this single, lonely vote.>>37599576It gives me 1% for all probabilities on the 1d100 system>>37599701Put it to a vote.
>>37599701I think we should use our miners as spelunkers. Have them search through the caverns to find metals while mapping out the place.
>>37598769>send them to the forest (underground path 2 days)>send flying scouts for recon and mapping far from base>go out and forage (location: forest)>Add doors to the hive(1day)(increases defenses)(20N)(2 workers required)
>>37598686This quest is shit op, go away and let the real quests have the players.
>>37600295I forgot roll 2d100 for scouts and foraging.
Rolled 19, 32 = 51 (2d100)>>37600482
Rolled 65, 67 = 132 (2d100)>>37600482
Rolled 60, 57 = 117 (2d100)>>37600482Rolling
>>37600564>>37600808>>37600909You decide its best albeit slow to have your miners head to the forest, it could prove a valuable location full of resources. They will take about two days to get there and start prospecting. The forest was kind yesterday you hope that forging ahead it will be a source of much abundance and the stepping stone for your success as a queen.It would be best if you had a general idea of how the land is laid out, and while yesterday you used your scouts extensively, you never actually had them do any sort of mapping, and this has hindered your ability to see beyond the meager location you have. So you order them to make a survey of the local lands and report back anything interesting. They leave the cave and fly off into the distance, not wanting to incur into peril and wisely covering more area they split up and go into separate directions.Your current hive lacks many amenities and security features, so its time to get that corrected. Drones start moving about to place various doors and create chokepoints, this will protect from wild life and any other incursion. The doors lack any metal and will not protect from high velocity impact, but they are durable enough that they would hold and become obstacles to be overcome. However, vigilance is key to properly defending a hive so workers are moved to building a proper set of sentry outposts.Foraging seems to be the best option on the table, you have all your free workers (9) go out to the forest and see what they can find. A few hours into the trip they have gathered 90 nutrients worth of local edibles, no animals so far, but it was to be expected. At least your warriors which stayed behind have not needed to sortie.part(1/2)
>>37601012part (2/2):Then for a moment you sense something with one of your scouts, and its gone, the scout does not respond, you have lost your connection to it. It as there for a second and the next it was gone. It happened a few ways away from the cave, about four kilometers out, above a swatch of white snow.60N>4 workers in constructionCurrent Nutrients left:>228>Have the other scout investigate>send some of the forest workers there(3 needed to carry nutrients back to cave)>send all workers in forest(food left behind)>prepare warriors and send them to the area(will not arrive at the same time as workers)>ignore the situation>write in suggestion.
>>37601047>prepare warriors and send them to the area(will not arrive at the same time as workers)Have the workers continue to gather food, and have the other scout cover our warriors when they arrive, but not before then.
>>37601047>prepare warriors and send them to the area(will not arrive at the same time as workers)>>37601181this more or less.
>>37601181>>3760128310 minutes to close voting.
>>37601181>>37601283>>37601489ok then writing.
>>37601640Wishing to exercise caution the winter soldiers are sent out, they are not numerous but they are capable troops, you have confidence in their abilities, however, even at their speed it takes them an hour to move thru the dense forest and reach the general area where your scout simply disappeared from your control. Your workers are nearby and could help the warriors, the area does not contain any trace of the scout so far. You must make a decision here, to either the investigate the matter further or to simply let it be, there is a nagging voice saying you ought to know, but can you really afford to use your time like this?>Have the other scout investigate from above>comb the area with forest workers(3 needed to carry nutrients back to cave)>send food back to hive(3 workers needed)>have warriors comb the area alone>dismiss the situation and go back to foraging.>write in suggestion.(hexmap added)
>>37601772wrong map.This is the correct map.
>>37601772>>37601772>>dismiss the situation and go back to foraging.Hope that it's not heading to our direction
>>37602174I think it was sniped.
>>37601772>dismiss the situation and go back to foraging.warrior escort.
>>37601772>send food back to hive(3 workers needed)>dismiss the situation and go back to foraging.I don't think it's worth it honestly, not with our constant hunger and starvation.
>>37602174>>37602226only one vote? sooo 10 mins to decide.
>>37602174>>37602253>>376022553 votes then, 5 mins and i will write.
>>37602253>>37602255Agreed, let's get food and keep an eye out for trouble.
>>37602394Its hard, but you must forge ahead even with some losses, it will bug at you not knowing but its ok. You have the workers forage some more, this time with the escort of your warriors, no need to place them in danger, you are still unsure what lurks in the forest. For the time being your workers happily gather more nutrients from their surroundings, a fruit here, a bush picked clean there, some manner of small critters, nothing in quantities you could breed but perhaps make traps for. The sun is slowly descending and the temperatures are dropping in proportion, the day is not yet over but in about five hours or so it will be.50N gained + 60N currently carried by workers:Workers have: 110N on them.>return to cave>keep foraging>Have only some workers forage the rest return(warrior escort)>have the remaining scout search the area for threats.>write in suggestion
>>37602573>return to cave>have the remaining scout search the area for threats.
>>37602573>>Have only some workers forage the rest return(warrior escort)>>have the remaining scout search the area for threats.Seriously, a dedicated scout with jacked up senses and maybe some rudimentary camouflage could have prevented this. Unless QM really does like making Frosty suffer.
>>37602599Yup. Thinking later we breed a few more scouts and warriors to help gather more food. Maybe even more workers to speed up the farm.
>>37602573>have the remaining scout search the area for threats.>Have only some workers forage the rest returnHave the dones return to drop off the collected food and eat their upkeep, then send the workers back out to keep searching for food through the night. Have two soldiers stand watch and the other escort the workers as they forage.
>>37602638I agree, but we should really wait until we have our farms up before we lay anything else. Once we have a regular income we should start with a bunch of winged scouts and have them scout out the entire region.
>>37602599>>37602638>>37602644>>37602657>>37602696>return to cave is a go, with warriors.>scouting is a go.The reason we had so few scouts its that we were very, VERY close to starving when they were made.Roll 2d100 for return to cave and for scout.
Rolled 53, 58 = 111 (2d100)>>37602740Food!
Rolled 62, 31 = 93 (2d100)>>37602740
Rolled 100, 5 = 105 (2d100)>>37602740Here we go again
>>37602761>>37602778>>37602810Praise the sun! And curse the earth! writing.
>>37602810>>37602825Holy shit a hundred, These drones must have SERIOUS ability to go home safely, or do theyfind something interesting because of the crit?
>>37602836brother its a crit for the scout, but a crit bad for the other pack.... I cry!
>>37602825Your scout is tasked with searching for dangers, on his current location he finds plains full of animals, they all seem to be eating some sort of fungal growth, upon closer impaction, the plains are entirely composed of this bright green fungus, its strange, but the cycle of nutrients its there. The beasts excrete over the fields, the fungus processes this with the help of a intricate system of roots. They are all interconnected. Whenever something dies above, it gets recycled, spores are plentiful whenever your scout takes a step. But the nearby beasts are not threatened by its presence, they could be of great use to the hive, getting there by ground will take some time though its nearly 30 kilometers away from the cave. You could retask your miners to head there and make a large tunnel, this could take several days.part (1/2)
>>37603359part (2/2)The party of workers bringing back the nutrients stops for a second as your warriors detect movement nearby, a shrilling sound pierces the silence that had been building up for a few minutes, You had thought nothing of it until now, but the sound is recognized with some trepidation. “KEEK, KEEK” your warriors are at the ready expecting a the attack to come from whence the sound came. A fatal mistake three of your worker drones are gone in the space of a few seconds, carried off into the forest, their vitals weak a moment later gone.A lone beast slowly gathers near a clearing taunting your warriors to come out. In anger you lash for them to destroy this creature. Something you now regret, the moment your warriors took a few steps two beasts came at them from the sides, impaling two of your powerful soldiers as if their armor where for naught. Your standing soldier turned to help its brother only to be stabbed from behind its endothermic glands ruptured, it fell to the dirt unable to move trashing about as its system tried to cope with the shock. Your other warriors are quickly and gruesomely executed, with an almost machine-like efficiency, practiced and well planned moves used to sever their heads and pierce their endothermic glands. They too trashed about, a parody of life as they no longer where connected to you. Your remaining workers dropped all the food and huddled together, as far as you have counted there are six of the deadly creatures nearby.6 winter workers left.What will you do:>send the scout to help[too far away to get there on time]>send the first born clutch(weakened and not likely to survive)(distraction)>have the workers stand their ground>have all workers flee in different directions to come back to cave>have them return as one unit to the cave>keep them away from the caveAnd>retask miners to go to plains(5 days)>keep them on current task
>>37603373>You had thought nothing of it until now, but the sound is recognized with some trepidation. “KEEK, KEEK”Fuck>have all workers flee in different directions to come back to caveDONT LET THEM BACK INTO THE CAVE YET>retask miners to go to plains(5 days)On the bright side, we won't have to worry about upkeep til the farm is operational.
>>37603373You know what, fuck the Keeks, the moment we get large drones and plasma sprays, we are going to commit genocide. I fucking swear.
>Keep them away from the cave>Retask miners to the plain>>37603513FUCK YOU SMUG CUNTS
>>37603373>have the workers stand their ground>send the first born clutch>keep miners on current task
>>37603563Food will be plentiful in a day due to either the farms, or the new impending budget cuts. We should focus on getting metals, and building weapons, and then burning everything on the surface.
>>37603647Not everything, just the Keeks.
>>37603444>>37603509>>37603563>>37603595>Operation Flee is a go>retasking minersRoll 1d100 for operation: FLEE
>>37603662Regardless, the hive will eventually replace much of the landscape.Either way, we need metals first.
>>37603444>Flee in different directions>against a pack apex hunteryou fool, you have doomed us all.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>37603678We're fucked
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>37603678critfail
>>37603716It wouldn't matter anyway, they still outnumber us and tore through our warriors like wet tissue. They're as good as dead.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>37603678Hive bless us
>go out and forage (location: river)
>>37603848You have the remaining workers flee in random directions, this will give you the greatest advantage, they cannot hunt every single drone down, can they? A lone worker wading tree over tree collapses and his head lives long enough for you to catch a glimpse of its body trashing about. Just how fast can these things possibly be? Your drones go out one by one, their endothermic organs being targeted with an incredible degree of precision, and it seems that these animals ritualistically finish off every drone by decapitation, this is not how they behaved back at the river. Two of your drones manage to shake off their pursuers and end up near the lake, what do you have them do?>come back home.>attempt to forage nearby>steal carrion from the crustaceans.>have them exploreand>have the scout return(warning it will be night soon)>have the scout investigate some more.
>>37604058>have the scout investigate some more.Have it scout over the area at high altitude to determine the keek activity>steal carrion from the crustaceans.and investigate the nature of the bodies near the shore as we do so.
>>37604058>>37604146This but get our workers back soon.
>>37603751We need metal so badly, the keeks are fucking ous over, anyone else think they are intelligent?
>>37604206*raises hand* Also they have heats vision.
>>37604058>>steal carrion from the crustaceans.>>have the scout return(warning it will be night soon)>their endothermic organs being targeted with an incredible degree of precision,So these things apparently have some sort of infrared sensors?I honestly don't see how we can take these on short of using fuckhuge tanks.Also they must be moving fucking fast for our drones with 360 degree vision arcs to not notice them until they're already on top of them.>>37604206So far, their pack hunters so that would require them to be intelligent to a degree, but we have yet to see anything that marks them as a sapient thinking being.
>>37604206There are just wolfs and we the sheep.
>>37604206Yes. Also, they seem to be targeting the endothermic organ. I think it's likely they can see in the infrared.
>>37604261They learned to decapitate us? Why?
>>37604146>>37604183>>376042612 for investigate 1 for returneveryone to steal carrionclosing votes in 5 minutes
>>37604332I don't think that's an exclusive sign of intelligence, more like something they do since it obviously kills everything quickly.
>>37604376writing, but by all means continue the discussion.
>>37604407What i really want to know its whap happened to our scout!
>>37604612Flying dragon keek
>>37604572Do we have acid glands? Every hive should have acid glands.
>>37604639Hold me!>>37604647I thought the other hive had them due to unlocked research different planet, not sure...
>>37604685>I thought the other hive had them due to unlocked research different planet, not sure...Acid glands are for hiding tech from other Queens and refining metal
>>37604612Probably something else that can shoot. Jesus, we might need some sort of thermal camo for this.>>37604647Aren't acid glands basic tech to all hives? I mean Red had those from the start and her mom didn't bother giving her anything but the basic tech.Wait, I have an idea>create kamikaze drone with very prominent endothermic organs>Look for Keeks>feed kamikaze drones to keeks>Keeks die from acidUnless of course that Keeks are fucking supernatural and survive the acid at which point we may just as well commit sudoku and drop an asteroid on this planet.
>>37604762What if it was a human sniper? does this means we can get our own lyle? Or lee husbando?
>>37604572For the moment you grieve the loss of many of your brood, specially since it was to those infernal beasts. But no matter you will be able to produce more drones and you WILL have your revenge, these animals will know no quarrel, no mercy. Your scout tried to lift up one the lazy animals by the plains but it proves to be far too heavy for it to be done by a single scout drone. An idea pops to mind, you could make a heavy lift drone, if only you could spare more resources to it, perhaps with the death of so many you can.The worker drones try with little luck to steal carrion, it seems like the crustaceans are burrowing into the lake for the night, which is weird since it will be colder. You lack infrared sensors on your workers to properly investigate how they are keeping warm, but you suspect a distributed system to carry heat under their exoskeletons. You cannot locate the source of the carrion meat without going upstream, since it seems that its carried by the current.Nighttime:>Have scout comeback>have him stay the night (dangerous but would provide information on night temperatures)and>have worker drones come back>investigate upstream.
>>37604925>Have scout comeback>have worker drones come back
>>37604925>>Have scout comeback>>investigate upstream.I'm still paranoid that the Keeks are tailing the surviving workers and waiting for them to return to the hive.Just have them explore upstream and see if the nighttime temperatures are survivable.>>37604869Too early to tell anon.
I got a question what in the world do KEEKS hunt?
>>37605038If these shits are intelligent they could be doing this.... FUCK.
>>37605080the first time we saw them, they were feeding on some sort of forest animal, don't really remember the details.
>>37604762We have the acid in the form of refineries. We have the tech, we just need to assemble it with research is all.
>>37604925>investigate upstream.>have him stay the night (dangerous but would provide information on night temperatures)Have the scout help our workers locate the food.
>>37604988>>37605038>>376052142 for scout to come back one to investigate2 for drones to investigate one for coming backVoting closes in 8 minutes
>>37604925>>37604988This but have scout clear way first
>>37605321the scout is 30 kilometers away
>>37605248scout comes backdrones investigate.roll 2d100
Rolled 20, 21 = 41 (2d100)>>37605478Come on
Rolled 1, 44 = 45 (2d100)>>37605478This quest has been nothing but pain and suffering.
Rolled 79, 22 = 101 (2d100)>>37605478it's hopeless>>37605573>nothing but pain and sufferingWell you're not wrong
Rolled 3, 31 = 34 (2d100)>>37605645It's been fun in a way, the struggle and fighting to making it that is.
>>37605706It actually reminds me of Endless Legend in a way.The main quest is about exploring space, managing an empire, and developing vast industry and technology. This one is about trying to not freeze to death.
Can we make drones with acid burst, or was that a thing that the other hive queen picked up some where?
>>37605820It should be a basic adaption.>>37605645This queen will without a doubt become a very cold one.
>>37605645You want your scout to return, it is late and a mother worries. He is now in his way back, it is cold but in an hour at most he will be at the entrance of the cave. You turn your attention to the worker drones, it will be good to investigate where this carrion is coming from so you send them out, but just in case they have split up and are at opposite shores of the river. It takes the better part of an hour to get close enough to the source. There are many animal parts and half eaten corpses about, they have frozen over and litter the banks of the river, it seems that they are thrown over and float down towards the crustaceans, although why you are unsure. You prepare to have the drones come back when the all too familiar KEEK is heard, the drones scramble and before the one that had gotten closest to the body can turn around and start running, you see them, a pack of three beats heading towards it. In a moment they have caught up and your drone is no more. From the other shore you see as it is decapitated and thrown to the pile of nearby corpses, left there to freeze over.Just then the beasts lock on your remaining drone, you can run, they will not catch you now, they must cross the river. But what you see next, is too much. These beasts jump into the freezing water and swim across their tails moving like fins, you are shocked and one pounces right out of the water and onto your drone, with a swift jerk of its head your connection is cut, you can no longer sense the drone. For a second you think of sending your scout there and investigate from high up, but just then it goes blank it was there and now it is not.
Okay so what if we made out guys with acid burst? that way if these keek guys go after us again they get ACID TO THE FACE!
>>37605983>From the other shore you see as it is decapitated and thrown to the pile of nearby corpses, left there to freeze over.So they are intelligent.
>>37605983Quest is closed, done for the night. Tomorrow I will be there with you all to see the main quest and questdrone, Beta quest will be back Tuesday 8 pm EST.Discussion are welcomed, please follow the twitter for updates:https://twitter.com/QuestDroneBeta0Thank you all for being here.
>>37606068 Any questions left here, I will try to answer by tuesday. ask.fm set up at:ask.fm/QuestDroneBeta0
thanks for running man! have a good night!
>>37606124Man this quest is depressing but at the same time morbidly interesting, like seeing a car crash into a crowded kindergarten in slow motion.
>>37605983>You want your scout to return, it is late and a mother worries. Is this what we are doing tonight feeling?
>>37606171Just wait for when we finally manage to kill these things.>mfw teleportation and anti-matter spear adaptations
>>37604612>>37604639I could see it.
>>37606171I just keep hitting little boys! where on earth do they keep coming from?
>>37606433Oh, That one sure looks like he's full of blood!