A mother is always proud of her children whatever shortcomings they may have,and while your soldiers are not well armored it has not come to be a disappointment. Merely a challenge in their upbringing, and perhaps it has been hard on your. Your very first brood of soldiers lasted mere seconds against the super-predator species you are not calling the KEEK, so since you cannot give your children metallic armor yet, to counter such an imbalance a new breed of soldier had be designed.But you were only able to do so because the farm is completed and will yield fruits by tomorrow morning, and another farm is in construction, thus not feeling you you are going to starve, has allowed some reprieve. And you have used the time well, although your second design is a bit questionable, but a new flying drone was required. And the normal designs you posses in your genetic memory do not seem to be made for extreme cold climates. This does not matter, you will endure.
>>37733489Fyi I wanted to increase it's auditory as well to make it have more than one sense to sue. I would say sight but it didn't come up.
>>37733489Current research:>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(1 day) Possible research:>Modify Vespers for livestock use(5 days)>Research local animals for adaptations(specimens required.)>Research Hiding thermal signature(3 days)>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (2 days)>Dissect local predator(defensive traits or offensive traits)(4 days)Parts unlocked:None>Current resource reservesNutrients: 374Metals: 0>Upkeep cost Queen – 5First Clutch Worker (3) – 6Thinker (6) – 18Workers(8) –16Winter Workers (18) – 72Miners(5)- 20Infrastructure(per base)-40=Total Cost:177 >IncomeNutrients: 0Net: 197 >Hive population:Queen: 1First clutch:3Thinker:3Workers: 8Winter Worker:5 Miners: 5Current ConstructionAlgae farms 200N per day 4 workers required.(5 days)Tunnel to Livestock Fields (2 days)>Eggs gestating:0Hive Structure>Infrastructure(heated interior) 40N>Hatchery(Eggs can be hatched half a day early +%25 loss expected)>Throne room (Fortified location for the queen)>Doors (increases defenses)>Dedicated sentry outposts(increases defenses)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 ask me anything:ask.fm/QuestDroneBeta0 Construction: >Versper Pens(1day)(to keep the little bats when using them as livestock)(4N per pen, 3 bats per pen)(4 workers required)>fence off the wild animals 20K away(50N 8winter-workers)
>>37733544Work detail:4 normal workers on the farm2 winter workers as sentries1 winter worker as helper to thinkers5 miners building tunnel13 winter workers idle4 normal workers idle3 first clutch workers idle Screw DroneOlfactory: AdvancedAcoustic: Medium 1Psionic: Basic 0Mandible: NoneBlade: NoneArms: Dex 1Endothermic organ 4 Quadruped Radiator wings: 3Legs: Hop(lots of fast twitch muscles, few slow):1Carapace: Basic 0Size: Small: -1Ncost 9Nupkeep: 4N A drone designed for long flights in low atmosphere, its shape is reminiscent to a pillar with legs, it manages to fly by counter-rotating its wings creating lift, its low weight and density lend to its ability to fly if a bit ungracefully. It is designed to observe targets from high above, carry a small payload and deliver it with extreme precision.
>>37733575For now its a question of choosing what to do.>explore(where)(see map)>Lay eggs(how many which type)>write in suggestion.
>>37733633Explore the crab things again. Send 4 worker drones and 2 scout drones if they're ready.
>>37733538See the description on:>>37733575And see what could be changed. But remember they are supposed to be small, and cost efficient.
>>37733633>explore(where we killed the beast.
>>37733823Splitting the part with keeks on the loose?>>37733575Shouldn't the other set of normal worker be either working the farm or making the new one?if not >Versper Pens(1day)(to keep the little bats when using them as livestock)(4N per pen, 3 bats per pen)(4 workers required)
>>37733673>>37733795Two votes so far, 10 minutes to closing voting.
>>37733957more like going to one location, then heading to the next.
>>37733489Thread bouncing anon sounding off motherfucker!The Ice ball shall be our bitch! Just need to read up on whats going down first..
>>37733967Oh god why guys this is going to end horribly we have to pass through keek territory for that. Hell we haven't even layed a single egg of our new drone types yet.Or even finished thinking up the next generation of warfighter. We only got as far as the scout's improvement before i had to sleep.Could we PLEASE not randomly throw away our workforce? We can't even use DNA sampling until a day goes by and research opens up.
>>37733633Here with the best hive queen!Seconding >>37733673
All dis suicide wanting/dice god tempting.Gaah I'm just glad we have the biomass coming in now from the farm next turn cycle-wait shouldnt that of kicked in NOW? A days passed since we finished it. I can tell since the nut research progressed. It was 2 days now its 1 day.
>>37734174Sink the Bismark
>>37733992>>37734024>>37733957>>37734139>>37734174So exploring by the crab thing with 4 workers, no scout drones.Roll 1d100 guys>>37734259It was a mistake, with the numbers, fixed them, the ones there are correct, biomass comes tomorrow.(in quest time.)
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>37734300Fuck you, anon.>>37734330
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>37734330>>37734350No uhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecIdlEAKhU
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>37734330lets try not to fuck up
>>37734350>>37734396>>3773440095 it is.writing.
>>37734396>>37734400Well done anon! Have some beer.
>>37734420oh whee we got good rolls.>inb4 only good rolls of the night
>>37734446Pls anon, I'm allergic to shipgirls.>>37734456Maybe the dice gods will be kind to us for once.
>>37734498I like them, I only made the sink the bismark comment because I like the song
>>37734498bah you activated the cliched statement clause. Were roight fucked now.
>>37734420You send four of your worker drones by the crustaceans, it no longer interest you to eat the carrion but rather explore the nearby area. You see a lonely Keek nearby, it seems to be sorting the bone piles, wither bones are separated from those of lesser coloration. This is n intriguing act, and you cannot understand why this animal is doing this. But at any rate it does not seem to notice your drones, they have at the edge of the mountainous forest that surrounds the lake, so they should not be easily spotted.If only you had scout drones now, at some risk you could try and use rapid hatching, but it would entail that some of the eggs laid would die, and you just cannot be sure that its worth the risk. Then again aerial surveillance and recon abilities would be of great use to the hive, if at the cost of many nutrients. You weight in your options and prepare to decide.>Have workers move closer>Tell workers to go elsewhere>Keep them where they are>Lay eggs(which kind and how many)>Rapid hatch eggs (up to 75% loss, hatchery required.)>Write in suggestion.
>>37734627Squirt out some scout drone eggs.Observe the keek at a distance with one of the workers, and have the others dig a bunker-outpost to use to retreat to if things go pear shaped later on.
>>37734627Not rapid hatching.>Keep observing.And lay...ahh shit how much did those new breed hyper recon drones cost post upgrade?
>>37734627>Tell workers to go elsewhere
>>37734627>Tell workers to go elsewhereKeep moving>it seems to be sorting the bone piles, wither bones are separated from those of lesser coloration. Something to do with how color reflects heat?Because it just likes shinier things?
>>37734627>>Have workers move closer>>37734677 This too, but also lay a winter warrior.
>>37734627>Tell workers to go elsewhere>No rapid hatching please, that seems like a waste
>>37734720Considering our best drone options are high cost yes. Hell once the new income tally is up I'm gonna try and crunch a budget and push for a population boom of workers and a newly developed warrior or something. maybe miners/refineries to get metal finally.
>>37734690cost 9Nupkeep: 4N>>37734690observe>>37734695>>37734709>>37734720elsewhere>>37734719closerElsewhere it is, pick in map or choose to explore edges.
>>37734850Let's go to the herds, see if there's some nutrients along those parts.because groceries won't buy themselves
>>37734850Pretty safe to lay 2 or 3 then.
>>37734850Explore the edgesGoing where no drone has gone before
>>37734850Also, in terms of distance, how much does a hex represent?
>>37735000200 meters.(realistically its just a depiction, generalized, I don't have a better program.)>>37734915>>37734923>>37734925>>37734965We edge, lay 2 or the screw drones. 2 scouts, and 2 soldiers? Y | N
>>37735112>2 screw drones
>>37735112The screw drones, and the soldiers.How are we supposed to wage war for our queen with no warriors?
>>37735112im on board with this | Y
>>37735112Roll for edge 1d100
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>37735328ples
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>37735328It's exploration time!
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>37735328
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>37735328
>>37735347>>37735382>>3773538386 it is. writing.
>>37734627No one is going to talk about the keeks messing with bones, that shit ain't normal in animals.
>>37735537Considering they were using our dead drones to feed the crabs, we know their sentient.
>>37735552But why mess with the bones?
>>37735603Fertilizer? or ritual?
>>37735481As a decision having some extra eggs ready is best, and so you decided to have three pairs or different drones just in case. Scouts, screw, and soldiers. This way you have a sort of back up plan in case anything happens, besides your hive is lacking when it comes to security, having a few soldiers would be for the best. For the moment it can't be helped, you just cannot feed an standing army, not that there are any real threats to you out there, the keeks are certainly something else, but nothing that should be worrisome once you have a good nutrient base.Nutrients left: 159NNutrients: 76NNet: 83NYou send your scouts out into the edges of the terrain you know, they encounter a creature with a spiked back, it seems to stand on two legs, right now its sharpening its claws (which you estimate to be 8 inches long) on the bark of nearby trees. Its truly a magnificent specimen, one you had yet to encounter before, it has so far not noticed the presence of your drones.>attack>get closer>Capture>Move along>Write in
>>37735906>get closerThere's always room for friendship!
>>37735996>>37735990>>37735997>>37736071Get closer it is,roll 1d100.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>37736123
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>37736123
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>37736123We can't fuck this up.
>>37736141>>37736163>>37736180So jelly.93, writing. guys discussions are welcomed.
So it's a ankylosaur knock off with porcupine quills added in?
>>37736392That sounds pretty scary, anon.I wonder how we kill them.
>>37736424Underneath has less armor, attack the joints to immobilize it and let it bleed out.
>>37736302The creature is about 10 feet tall when standing up on two legs, it seems to alternate positions frequently. So it does not appear to always be a biped. You have the drones move closer for observation, the animal responds to your presence. It stands on its back legs and raises its front paws, it looks rather menacing this way. But it does not make a move against your drones for now, you have it surrounded.In the distance you can hear a whooshing sound like a waterfall, but your drones can't make it out all that clearly. Many of the nearby trees have the marking of this animal, it seems to constantly sharpen its claws, almost ritualistically. You wonder what this creature eats, it could be of use tot he hive after all, you never know when another source of nutrients could be of use.>Attack it>capture it>Go away>write in suggestion
>>37736557>>Attack it/capture itMore DNA for the hive!
>>37736557>Attack it>capture itAim for joints and weak points.
>>37736644>>37736645>>37736680Capture attack.... I guess..roll 1d100
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>37736717Lets see
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>37736717
>>37736717For the Hive!
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>37736717
>>37736732>>37736745>>3773676083 it is, writing.
>>37736791Guys roll for random event:1d100 first three rolls only.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>37736829
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>37736829How random is too random?
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>37736829
>>37736855Uhg, the random event is seperate from the roll to capture and has nothing to do with how low or high the rolls are right?
>>37736855With that 2 you will soon find out. remember crits always count.>>37736891nothing with the capture.Also you guys can talk about anything on the quest while i write, when i come back i read that stuff and use it for future posts, it helps the quest a lot if you have discussions.
We're so getting our home raided by keeks.
So in the inevitable keek raid how should we set up defenses?
>>37736929Perhaps this specimen will yield a number research options, just looking at its scales and spikes, you know that there are little secrets waiting to be discovered. So you order the drones to capture it with expedience. The animal tries to fight back but your drones are far too fast, they quickly subdue the beast and have it immobilized. It tries trashing about but to no avail, satisfied with the capture you have them return to the hive. The sentries outside notice a massive number of blurring shapes scattering about in the sky, some sort of ultra fast avian? You are not sure, each one seems to take off in a random direction away from the others, and just like that your sentries lose sight of them. Its a strange event, sure but nothing that you can do about it.The workers drones are making good headway back to the cave, when they hear the all too familiar call. “KEEK, KEEK.” It a ways off, it does not seem directed to your drones, but then again these animals have proven to be intelligent, they could be setting up a sort of trap or ambush. What would you have your drones do.>Investigate>continue to the hive>Flee>write in suggestion
>>37737320>Continue to the hiveGive the Keeks a wide berth, it doesn't matter if we take longer if we die
>>37737320>continue to the hive
>>37737387>>3773738910 min to closing the voting.
>>37737482Continuing to the hive then.writing.
>>37737699Carrying the animals back to the hive takes the better part of two hours, and during that time a disturbing number of blurred shaped kept on crossing the skies above your drones, making a whistling sound as they passed. But while this new development was something of an oddity it did not affect your travels, you did not hear any more keeks, or other animals for that matter. It was as if the forest was now a tomb, the sky got clouded, and a storm seemed to be approaching, your drones made it into the hive just before the storm started.>analyze the information on the blurs(increases research time of current job)>build a pen for the captured creature(2 workers, 10N)>Trap creature in a wall with some quick setting nutrient paste(20N)>recall sentries >write in suggestion
>>37737879>analyze the information on the blurs(increases research time of current job)>build a pen for the captured creature(2 workers, 10N)>recall sentries
>>37737947Seems like the quest died a little, its all fine i am dead tired anyways. And we did discover and capture a new species today, I guess we can call it a day. Quest closed. See twitter for updates on next session, and remember Alpha quest will be on tomorrow, I will be there with all of you anons.
>>37738156Fair enough night Beta! Thanks for running!
Good night everyone, but first...say hello to the Screw Drone's big brother
>>37738222That is gorgeous!
>>37737879>>analyze the information on the blurs(increases research time of current job)>>build a pen for the captured creature(2 workers, 10N)
>>37738324Thanks, I figured we'd want a bigger version of my screw drone later and I had some free time. I'll try to write up a description for it next thread. I was thinking it would be about the size of a SUV, but we can downsize it on how you want to fluff it
And it with it's payload
>>37738761Spinal mount, i think ribs would be better.
>>37738761Keep it up anon!
>>37738812Suggest a drone idea, and i'll try to make one. I could go deeper into the screw drone, but I feel that it'll be the same thing in different sizes. A water drone would be cool maybe a submarine-style? Or an adapted screw drone, Archimedes screws were the inspiration for the original screw drone.When's the next thread Beta? Alpha is tomorrow, which i'll try to make an appearance in
Dang it missed the quest. Sorry QDB. Twitter failed me.
>>37739046I don't control alpha, it should be tomorrow, next beta Tuesday.
>>37739046A shield drone for when we get metals. Slow moving, quadrapedal frame(centaur) Armed with a two very thick claws for crushing and blocking.
>>37739097its ok, it happens.
>>37739120I'm thinking of triceratops with rotary cannons now. I'll get to work on the different shield drone designs tomorrow
>>37739120I like this, I approve. Lets write up a drone parts ok. Make sure to assign proper Nutrient values to parts, i am gone.
Triceratops styled shield drone, last post for the night
>>37739903nice. Honestly what I had when I thought of it was a cross between a crushing claw carnifex and a hunter from halo. Weird what a sleep deprived head can think of.
>>37739971What about my shitty MSPaint drawings make you expect a good design? I'll try the other design, but I wanted to make an easy one first so I could post it.That's just the first thing that came to mind for a shield, I based it on Bastiodon with a gun on the back. Time for bed, other version will be posted in the next thread.Any other ideas are welcome of course, I have a lot of free time when I'm working. I normally shitpost, so this is much more productive
>>37740159WEll like I said im running on no sleep and way too much caffeine. odds are I od tomorrow. But yeah if I come up with something i'll share it. You did good work anon.