For House & Dominion: Civil War Quest http://houseanddominion.wikia.com/wiki/House_%26_Dominion_Complete_Archivehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=House%20and%20DominionYou are Sonia Reynard, Baron of Rioja, one small world among many in the House of Jerik-Dremine. From it you control the fates of a dozen others in the so called Smuggler's Run. With your new position you have the opportunity to become one of the most influential people in your House. It is from this world that you will draw your future fleets and armies from. It is becoming increasingly clear to everyone that those armies will be needed and soon.You are still a General in the Factions Alliance Fleet, though on reserve stats. Given how busy you are looking after Rioja it's doubtful you'll be able to assist them with the war against the Neeran for some time. The Heavy Carrier Majestic has returned to Jerik-Dremine territory, greatly strengthening the House in preparation for the coming storm. All of the elite unit's you've helped to build and train for the House over the years are back and ready to defend their homes.All former House Erid territories are quickly being prepared to do their part. Much of their nobility and military now serve your House. The respective planetary governors and their Planetary Defense Forces have kept their positions. Poor morale among their civilian populace has reduced the number of uprisings so far but if your House were to suffer a major defeat it could spark additional rebellions on the Erid worlds. To make sure that doesn't happen Assault Corvettes are being mass produced from every shipyard that can build them. All the elite units, not just those back from the front, will be fully equipped within the month. Your own fleet of them will be ready in two more weeks.
>>43128643AAWWWW YYEEAAHHHH!!! For House and Dominion!
>>43128643Aww yiss, here we go. House and Dominion!
>>43128643>You are still a General in the Factions Alliance Fleet, though on reserve stats.Is there any way we could shuffle deployments around so the Neeran front doesn't suffer from the Dominion offensive against Aries?>Time to make my random H&D drabbles legible and put them on pastebin
Sorry for the late start.As part of efforts to build up the military of Rioja you've set up a number of programs to bring in recruits. Much of it will be focused on trying to boost recruitment among the local immigrants and Shallan refugees from South Reach. Worried that it might not be enough to provide a suitably hardy force, recruiters will also be looking at other House worlds & bases in the Run. Small numbers of experienced personnel from the Erid territories are also being looked at.Mercenaries will help to boost numbers to operational levels until enough have been trained and evaluated. Construction is nearing completion on a new war factory that will provide vehicles for the ground troops. It's being partially funded by a number of investors the Governor has located but it seems you'll own the controlling interest. Surplus vehicles brought in to train the PDF have been made available to also train army units. Just as importantly Power Cell Armor and weapons have begun to arrive to equip the special forces. With the surge of activity some new surface bases will need to be established. Normally a few bases would be built in or near the major cities to help defend them from attack and gain access to the spaceports. There are also more remote bases for things like large scale exercises to prevent stray fire from harming civilians. The PDF has some smaller bases and outpost facilities within the two major cities but they'll need all the available space they can get as they're expanded. You could make room within the docks inside Mons Abyla for additional barracks. They would be well protected against attack from space or an invading army. The downside would be the difficulty in deploying to the cities if needed there.Where do you want to set up army bases first? [ ] Use existing PDF Bases[ ] Near cities[ ] Remote locations[ ] Mons Abyla[ ] Station them in space prepared to deep strike[ ] Other
>>43129068I want to station them in space for fast deployment to the surface but I am hesitant to put them all up.Could we go 50/50 between Remote locations and Space?
>>43129068[x] Near cities[x] Other: 1 or 2 remote locations for exercises.Man, Rioja is going to end up producing some elite dust/sand storm fighting units, isn't it?
>>43129068>[ ] Near citiesWhile it may eventually cause more civilian casualties if invaded from Sonia's own experience its harder to get at these forces,especially if they disperse into the city. That and they'll be on hand for any lesser emergencies. So a majority of the forces should be stationed here.>[ ] Mons AbylaThat being said while being in a city made it more difficult for us that still never stopped us. Having a good reserve of forces here, especially of more elite forces and our more strategic ground assets that we don't want orbital bombardment to wipe out, would be good. >[ ] Station them in spaceMaybe a small, highly elite force, for striking anywhere on the planet and dealing with threats that require a quick reponse, as the regular army can be unwieldy.
>>43129190I suppose so. Surface bases can be relatively cheap depending on how much protection you give them.
>>43129068I. AM. HYPED.50/50 split between space station forces, and Cities. That way we have forces ready to engage and the ability to quickly redeploy to support any hot-spots.We should also have one remote base that we cycle troops through for training, but it shouldn't be a main repository.
>>43129190While I feel some deep striking forces in space would be good I'm worried about putting a large force in orbit, as any major surface attack implies we have lost most, if not all, orbital supremacy. Y'know our guys getting vaporized trying to get back planetside before contributing to any fight. That and large scale space garrisons are probably expensive compared to their terrestrial counterparts.
>>43129068>Sorry for the late start.S'okay, we've waited a few weeks. We could wait a few more hours.[ ] Near cities[ ] Mons AbylaI like the idea of Mons Abyla being a strongpoint on the planet with bases spread around the cities so we can still deploy there.
>>43129068I think a small base parked in orbit over the two cities or maybe a carrier ship with its interior remodeled could be useful for a elite unit but not really an entire army.In my opinion, putting most of the bases close to the cities is best for now. The Abyla and remote bases should follow next. They're still very decent locations but not something we can make much use of because of each location's trade-off.>Pastebin:>http://pastebin.com/kESvM4yk>Obligatory image to prove there's a LoGH screencap for everything.
>>43129068>>43129264Also, having troops in the cities will give us more opportunities to have the civilians get used to them and support them. We should make it clear that a portion of the troops downtime will be spent in civic service, building bridges or providing manpower for civic events etc. to foster and maintain good-will. It will help maintain vigilance against dissenters or saboteurs. We'll keep the heavy duty/sensitive stuff in a couple more isolated bases, while having a heavy manpower presence in the city and reserves in space. Seriously, it would be ridiculous to keep all our eggs in one basket. City troops engage and pin down the enemy with the support of a friendly populace, space troops provide rapid reaction force for reinforcement and to bring the hammer down, and heavy weapons and training is done at remote bases that we cycle the troops through so that they all retain a fairly standard level of competency and get to intermingle with each other preventing possible rivalries from getting out of hand.
>>43129287> StrongpointsI'm just saying, do you know how to fight an enemy in an impregnable fortress? You just go around it. Having the ability to concentrate forces is much more important than having an impregnable strong-point that is strategically useless.
>>43129068Mons Abyla, really having them there to supliment the dedicated garrison, since as far as I remember it'll be a military strong point/ground side HQ
>>43129308So, would you support say keeping 10% elite forces in space, another 10% - 20% in remote bases for training/intermingling/heavy weapons, and the remaining 70-80% distributed throughout the cities?We could even have people compete while at the remote bases to see who gets to be in the 10% in space. Also, the ones in space get special pins or medals or whatever to represent their elite status. It can be a shark biting a ship.
>>43129420> Is difficult to deploy troops fromNot really a great thing for supporting garrisons. Pretty much the only thing it would be good for is defending against a surprise Alpha strike, which would mean that the Navy wasn't doing their jobs, like, at all. And that the enemy had the capability to strike all the other forces on the planet at once. It's a trap option.
>>43129446Something like that but the bases shouldn't be directly in the cities, and at least factions treaty compliant blast radius away from the nearest large city's borders. I wouldn't mind a smaller detachment stationed in each town but I think placing any larger equipment in them is just asking for trouble.
>>43129374That's the good thing about modern warfare. You can take the fight to the enemy! Way I see it we should add some more planetary shield , Micro phase cannon batteries, Missile basses(perhaps Torpedo bases?) and Starfight Hangar and Launchers to Mons Abyla. That way we can give it the ability to strike enemy forces from afar and ensure air superiority of the planet while at the same time acting as a safe haven for local forces in the event of a siege.But perhaps I am getting to far ahead of myself with my need to build big stuff?
>>43129503I'd rather fight their space forces in space, than try to hold out from the ground. That seems to be more suited to a remote planet or one that can't afford good naval protection. Otherwise, just make it too difficult to take from the ground without a major campaign, focusing on slowing any invaders down for long enough that we can get reinforcements in.
>>43129068I think it would be a good idea to get a few submarines for the army. The one the rebels had during that one hag incident seemed interesting.
>>43129468>It's a trap option.It is conceivably possible that the Mons Abyla base could be isolated by forces in orbit. Just as it is possible that your entire fleet and orbital platforms could be destroyed or isolated. >>43129503>But perhaps I am getting to far ahead of myself with my need to build big stuff?Maybe a little bit. There are starfighter hangers inside the mountain base. They build starships there, it's not like there isn't room.Planetary defense missiles are things you can get. They haven't really been modernized much recently but their larger missiles can carry a lot of warheads.>>43129848For deployment off world or for Planetary Defense work?Looks like there will be some bases going up near the cities for sure. Maybe a couple out in remote locations and a small presence being stationed in Mons Abyla as a reserve force.Sound good?
>>43129482The factions treaty says you can't bombard (the surface, at least. We've seen planetary shields bombarded to open up holes for landings) a planet with an atmosphere defined as 'habitable' . It apparently specifies a range that defines 'habitable', as well.There has never been a mention of anything like a minimum distance military bases should be to prevent civilian casualties, as your military bases on the ground shouldn't be getting slapped with nuke-scale blasts.>>43129800I believe most of his suggestions (barring torpedoes) are more for in-atmosphere area denial around the strongpoint. If it is projecting fighters and capable of assisting landing ships, it allows us to better bring in additional forces in the event enemy forces begin a landing but we can still contest orbit. We've seen situations like this across the Neeran front, though admittedly most of those examples were either in vain or holding actions to evac population.But yes, Madman is probably getting ahead of himself by at least a few years.>>43129883>Sound good?sounds like a plan. Forces in orbit could end up casualties without a chance to play any part in the world's defense.
>>43129468Reinforcing the Mon Abyla garrison was my concern. I don't see how we can't construct reinforced subterranean tunnels as the primary means of deployment around the mountain. Connecting to the capital since its just across the bay. I'd like to turn the mountain into a planetary stronghold. In the event the navy is forced away from the planet, the mountain could act as a strong point designed to hold out until reinforcements from as far as the home world's arrive to relieve the siege.A network of tunnels and underground bases has always been hard to assault from space in this setting. Having an army group taking shelter here with the ability to deploy from subterranean tunnels or underwater berths could be a huge asset in the event of a prolonged siege.
>>43129883>For deployment off world or for Planetary Defense work?Mostly PD work but I think 3 or 4 could prove useful for our offensive forces as well. They could be a nasty surprise if the enemy doesn't expect them.
>>43129883>Sound good?I'm game.>Planetary defense missiles are things you can getAre those kind of like what Posat had when we went to their world to secure house assets and bought Rioja?>>43129931I was figuring Missiles could be used both against enemy land forces and hostile enemy ships in space. Just have missiles with different yields is all. Along with Starfighters we could secure air dominance planetside and use them for space battle as well.
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>>43130045>Are those kind of like what Posat had when we went to their world to secure house assets and bought Rioja?You and your squadron shot down several over Kaartinen that the House Posat Planetary Governor fired. I don't recall you facing any when you visited their capital.
Apologies for delays. Trying to get some food cooked and it's not working out well.>>43129931>There has never been a mention of anything like a minimum distance military bases should be to prevent civilian casualties, as your military bases on the ground shouldn't be getting slapped with nuke-scale blasts.Slightly related: most large buildings in the Dominion, if built to code, have blast shutters and should be able to survive over pressure from a nearby nuke. If it's inside the fireball they're still screwed.Most of the small arms you ordered have arrived. Mass production Reynard Rifles, phase rifles and Shallan Fusion guns. Enough to immediately equip 150,000 troops. They should be able to expand to 250,000 once you have vehicles and ships for them.The remaining Kavarian assault transports in the House inventory have been transferred and will be undergoing system checks prior to conducting landing drills. The engineers want to be absolutely sure that they won't crash land when trying to set down during a combat drop. They're all going to require shield upgrades since the ones you have were being used as escort carriers or fast cargo ships by the House since they were salvaged. Most of the upgrades will focus on extending shields to help cover the tanks as they deploy, and additional point defense. Part of you is still tempted by the idea of custom ordering a Barge designed to assist assault forces but right now your resources are stretched too thin. Setting up Rioja and it's defenses are draining your funds more quickly than you could have believed.
>>43130983> Setting up Rioja and it's defenses are draining your funds more quickly than you could have believed.Oh no! Does this mean that we won't be able to pick all of the things for options?Hrm, how to make money fast. We need to get back out to salvaging! Let's get this civil war rolling!
While trying to plan some things out with the Governor and schedule meetings with diplomats you're contacted by your PR people. A few Terran refugees have started up a local news company without proper government oversight. This is a bit concerning but so far they haven't violated any laws regarding war time censorship. An article they have gone out of their way to publicise is one about you titled The Hypocrite Baron of Rioja. Much of it is criticising your actions on Surakeh to supposedly support democratic reforms. Ones that just happened to help your finances. Meanwhile Rioja is following the laws of the rest of the House, one's that won't allow people to easily become voting citizens. It's a problem you've been aware of and have tried to counter as much as possible during refugee processing and finding people jobs and shelter.As they point out, a benevolant disctatorship is still a distatorship.The PR peopole want to know what direction you'd like to take. Slander laws do exist though they can be a slippery slope and arrests could draw more attention to the issue.>Your orders?
>>43131562We should purchase a majority stock in the news company through RSS, tout it as Independent Terran Press, and subtly manipulate it to show us in the best light.Also, we should release a press statement that we want to do what works best for Rioja, and not just it copy the Surakesh Solution and force it on people who are quite happy with the order and stability provided by the Riojan Program. Especially in these difficult times with the Neeran war still running in the background and foreign agitators like the Ares corporation fomenting unrest among loyal Dominion natives, trying to take advantage of the independent nature that lets them determine their own destinies and turn them against each other so that they are weak against outside interests.
>>43131562>>Your orders?Be honest. A benevolant dictatorship with low to mid level elections which I'd love to limit to Starship Troopers rules is what they get in House J-D. If they don't like it, they are more than welcome to try to emmigrate to either Surakeh, House Veritas, or whatever other place they want.
>>43131562Undermining us is bad for morale and the overall war effort, so it can't stand.How establishment-friendly is the local judiciary / lawyer class? If they are onside, we can just cripple this news company with slander lawsuits, as well as new 'administrative' fees.After which we amend the local version of the wartime censorship laws to require that all media outlets be registered with the planetary government; and that they comply with House/Dominion Information Security Directives (i.e. censorship)
>>43131562Well it aint lies. I'd say just let it be. We've given the wast majority of the people of Rioja new home to call their own and promises of good times to come. The best option here would just to ignore the article all together. If we don't comment on it and make a fool of ourselves then they wont get any ammunition they can shitfling towards us. Besides they may call us a hypocrite but we're hardly the most repressive House in the Dominion nor are we the most brutish Baron. Do send them a message that if they have any complaint about dictatorship in the Dominion they are free to lobby to the Emperor for democracy for everyone.No further actions should be taken unless they start to either slander us outrightly or if their articles causes any noteworthy civil unrest.
>>43131562Character assassination. While we welcome outside observers, our job is to provide solutions. Different planets require different solutions, and our differences have always been what makes the Dominion strong instead of trying to force political structures or any particular way of life on the population for vague "ideals" that often come with unacceptable human costs. Heavily imply that this is what the Terran Federation does. And, while we might be willing to reconsider things in the future, at the time what with the Dominion facing several threats from the Neerans and foreign corporations fomenting unrest, and the current transition of the government, stability and growth are our current priorities.I mean, what the fuck Terrans, right after we have a big issue with Ares being dicks you're going to come to our house and make waves? Is there any way we can cast suspicion that these "Refugees" are actually political agitators and activists? Maybe we can contact the Terran Federation directly and see if they would like to clean up their own fucking mess and take these people off our hands?
>>43131562Let them be. Let them do whatever they want as long as they don't break any rules. As long as we're building Rioja on our own funds, and gaining good-will with the populace, then they'll only damage their own credibility. What's population morale like at the moment anyway?
Does anybody except for them actually care? We kind of have more important things to do, like rebuilding and taking care of the other refugees.We should just Putin our way through it and if it comes up laugh about how they have the spare time to do this, and if we were as bad as they say we wouldn't let them go about telling people.
>>43132099>Putin our way through itIf we really wanted to 'Putin it' we'd start funding opposing parties and then let everyone knew we were funding them, just to confuse the populace.
>>43132047Even if we do let these guys slip by without any intervention, we should definitely alter the laws so no more independent media outlets pop up.Also, I think it would be prudent to order the intelligence wing of the PDF to keep tabs on prominent Terran groups and individuals. I feel like they could be the main source of internal strife in the future.
>>43131810>We should purchase a majority stock in the news company through RSSTry to buy them out.Make a press statement.>>43131936>How establishment-friendly is the local judiciary / lawyer class?The majority of registered lawyers on Rioja are still from the Dominion or your own House. That means relatives of well off people who had the money to pay for their schooling. Lower nobility.>If they are onside, we can just cripple this news company with slander lawsuits, as well as new 'administrative' fees.Deffinitely an option.>>43131954>>43132047Ignore / don't feed the Troll.>>43131999Character assassination. Press statements. >>43132099>Does anybody except for them actually careOne of their aims is apparently to get more people to care about it. >>43132547>Even if we do let these guys slip by without any intervention, we should definitely alter the laws so no more independent media outlets pop up.Be aware that private individuals can keep putting up infonet sites and articles on the local network. There are things you can do to counter them. Such as the age old hiring of companies to bump search results.Select as many as you want. Just be aware that some options preclude others, like ignoring them publicly or otherwise.[ ] Try to buy them out[ ] Make a press statement (What say?)[ ] Slander lawsuit[ ] Character assassination[ ] Ignore. Don't do anything directly against them[ ] Alter the laws so no more independent media outlets pop up[ ] Bury their infonet article(s) behind other results
>>43132715>[x] Ignore. Don't do anything directly against them
>>43132715>[X] Ignore. Don't do anything directly against themLet's see how things develop for a while but have somebody keep an eye on the situation.
>>43131562I forget, what specifically did we do on Surakeh to 'support democratic reforms' that helped our finances?I really only recall our support for democratic reforms nearly turning into a bloodbath?
>>43132715[X] Ignore. Don't do anything directly against themAlso, for House and Dominion! Half way to Halloween edition!On that note is there a holiday like Halloween in the Dominion? We can use as morale boosting and PR boosting? Give delicious candies and food to the kiddies and the newly arriving immigrants and refugees.
>>43132807>I really only recall our support for democratic reforms nearly turning into a bloodbath?Did we even actively support democratic reforms before the governor started murdering people?
>>43132715>[ ] Ignore. Don't do anything directly against themWe will see where that will go.
>>43132807The current Governor of Surakeh is a business partner of yours. He owns a factory that produces cars and other light vehicles, but also refits all of the starfighters that RSS recovers.There is also the new station. Sure any other Governor might have supported construction of the station but they won't know that for sure. >>43132875A bit. It was decided that it would cut own on rebellions and give the populace a reason to work to defend the world if it were ever attacked by another House.
>>43132968so basically they're accusing us of a coup, and 'democratically installing' our own guy under cover of an election?
>>43132715>[ ] Ignore. Don't do anything directly against themMaybe talk to some diplomats from TF and let them know some of their citizens are agitating a situation that's politically delicate right now, especially with the whole Ares fiasco.
>>43133282>Ares fiascoWorth looking into their finances maybe to check if they've been paid by Aries to stir up trouble?
>>43133332>>43132715This. Ignoring them publicly doesn't mean we shouldn't look into who's deciding that they should suddenly take us on. We have a lot of political opponents both inside and outside the Dominion.
>>43132968Why don't we simply ask the governor? He's supposed to be some kind of diplomatic genius, after all.
>>43133373I'm with this person
>>43133396>the governor on Rioja.
>>43133065No, they're mostly just implying that part. Let the record speak for itself sort of thing. Looks like we're ignoring them for now. Really thought more people would push for tightening down on the laws as well.The Terran Alliance is in the middle of setting up an embassy or consulate on Rioja at the request of the Governor. This planet has a lot of people living here that are still Terran citizens according to their laws. >>43133396>Why don't we simply ask the governor?You contact Governor Dlam'ard.He suggests either ignoring them as this sort of thing happens, or go full on media exposure. One of their best against one of your best (or even you) in a debate. Running a debate can be serious risk vs reward. "You may not be up to the task yet, but if it were tacked from a financial standpoint I think you would have done okay. You might want to save that for a serious incident.">>43133332>Worth looking into their finances maybe to check if they've been paid by Aries to stir up trouble?They are not on the Aries payroll. A number of background checks show that someone from off world is supporting them financially though. All of the local banks with a few exceptions are headquartered out of Dreminth. That means following a paper trail through the capital which is never easy.Do you want to put your forcibly out of retirement intel contact on the case? The former Lord Vanderwal probably wouldn't mind an easier assignment as a break from looking at your other enemies.Or you could have the RTS intel people look into it.[ ] Vanderwal[ ] RTS Intel[ ] House intel contacts
>>43133657>[x] VanderwalKeep this close to home, need to stack the deck in our favor.
>>43133657[ ] Vanderwal[ ] RTS Intelmainly Vanderwal with some support from RTS
>>43133657>[ ] VanderwalWe should also see if we can get him to set it up like they are actual spies/agitators regardless of what we find, so that if they do start to gain traction we can make it very uncomfortable for them on the planet.
>>43133657>[ ] Vanderwal>[ ] RTS IntelHave him play teacher for our guys.
>>43133657[ ] VanderwalRna again? Or Fox?
>>43133764If it is fox I think he should have a trajic accident of the type where he jumps into the middle of a star.
>>43133813Let the Putin flow through you. And through Fox.>>43132147Not "Kill the Journalists with radioactive isotopes"?
You contact the old spy and tell him to look into the finances of a few suspect individuals."And I want you to work with RTS Intel on this one.""Baron Reynard I really don't know what kind of progress you expect me to make if I'm babysitting a bunch of kids during an investigation.""Then get them up to speed and quickly. If they can't do the job I'm paying them for I need to know before a rival of mine stabs me in the back.""I guess I'd better get to work then."Roll 2d100
Rolled 89, 14 = 103 (2d100)>>43133948And getting him to try and set them up if possible!
Rolled 33, 79 = 112 (2d100)>>43133948
Rolled 63, 92 = 155 (2d100)>>43133948
>>43133995>>43134028Wew lad, 89 and 92. Looks like we should find out some interesting stuff.
>>43134066Their director is having an afair, and they are secretly run by the Neeran who have finally realized we are an actual threat since we're the only ones who get shit done when out in the field!
Hey we're back!What were we doing again? brb last thread
>>43134111On a nat 100, we find out that Fox acted as an intermediary and left physical evidence we can use against him and his backers to prove they are traitors to the Dominion and have been trying to start conflict between the Ruling House and House Erid.
>>43134187>What were we doing again?My reaction most of this afternoon when trying to figure out what to write.>>43134111Not quite. They're being funded by one of the former Governor Rna's military advisors who lost their job after your Coup. "Those kids you have working for you seem to know their stuff. They were almost able to keep up with me. Twenty years ago that wouldn't have been the case.The advisor in question is sitting on a small fortune to help pay for special operations against you. Nothing overtly illegal, just propoganda. Don't get any ideas about expanding your war chest by stealing it either. It's probably only ten million and if I know this sort of thing it'll be insured against theft.""What do you suggest?" you ask."Ask the Earl for permission to invstigate this guy and follow their transactions and calls. You have justification, trying to stirr up troubleon a developing world could be bad.Or you could just go ahead and do it without permission and hope your people don't get caught. They'll have to monitor the subject for a few weeks, maybe even months."[ ] Ask for permission.[ ] Ask forgiveness if caught.
>>43134415>[ ] Ask for permission
>>43134415[ ] Ask for permission.No real need to just jump ahead without asking and I am sure the Earl would want to know if there is any fuckery within the House when it needs to be united.
>>43134415>[ ] Ask for permission.Is there any way we could frame it to make the Earl more likely to give permission? I mean, it sounds like we might have missed this guy in the original sweep of Rna's people when we had to take him out, and now he's come back to stir up trouble.> It's only 10 millionSo? That's 10 million we don't have, that we could have, and if it's insured that's not really our problem. Let's steal that shit anyways, free money.
>>43134415>[x] Ask for permission.Oh man, I really like this guy. Glad we didn't kill him.
>>43134415>[ ] Ask for permission.
>>43134415Isn't there a saying that says it is better to beg for forgiveness then to ask for permission? We're on the eve of war and a this guy wants to stir shit up? I don't trust this.[X] Ask forgiveness if caught.
>>43134415We should steal the 10 million and give it to Vanderwal as a bonus.
It doesn't take long for the Earl to get back to you."Given everything that has been happening lately I think stability within the House is something we could always use more of. I'll authorize for your people to conduct communication taps and anything else you feel is necessary to put a stop to this. If you have any further trouble feel free to contact me or the council. Just keep in mind that we can't go after everyone you might have suspicions of. Try to make your requests count.""I'll keep that in mind sir." you promise. At home on Rioja you're focused on the upcoming problems of a decision you've made. You intend to support House Ber'helum and will try to push for Kharbos to support them as well. You can buy a small measure of cooperation from Kharbos you think with R&D concepts for a new drone fighter. With your Rovinar contacts it might be possible to get the two of them working together on the design. The Rovinar have the best stasis tech availble and Kharbos has been experimenting with their own stasis system equipped fighters. It's going to take some work. Then there's Helios. You'll need to get into their good graces and not screw it up this time. That cooling laser tech might help but it may be advanced enough that it could take years to get anything out of it. You're not sure. Governor Dlam'ard should be able to locate a suitable envoy for you to contact Helios without pissing them off more. Tamoren Balle is probably going to be angry about your excessive added distractions from setting up the government at this rate. Oh well, there will be time to get everything in order. Just hang on for another day, and the day after that and the day after that. There's still tomorrow.See you in the morning.
>>43135649How's the PD barge coming along?Thanks for running, senpie.
>>43136090Too expensive at the moment.
>>43135649>Survey resultsWhich medium cruisers did we pick?>Tamoren Balle is probably going to be angryCan we make it up to her somehow? We're kinda planning to keep her around once the current governor retires, I think.
>>43135649>That cooling laser tech might help but it may be advanced enough that it could take years to get anything out of it.Could we use it to intercept plasma cannon shots? If it works, our ships or shields would get hit by a bit of sludge instead of super heated death.
>>43140555Need to figure it out before we can weaponise it. It'll probably be easier when starting out to use it as heavy cooling for large reactors and oversized plasma weapons.Speaking of, how is our plasma factory coming along?
Woo. Video card and browser crashes. Par for the course it seems. No, seriously please stop crashing.>>43136090The first pair of prototypes for the point defense HAG will arrive soon. They're a bit rough with minimal changes to help speed up the project. The R&D team will continue to refine the design until it has been optimized for mass production.>>43141214>Speaking of, how is our plasma factory coming along?When your mining barge arrived in system the first task it was set to was drilling several kilometers into Rioja's small moon. The factory is now being built inside and is nearing completion. They won't be able to do the first operational tests until the last safety systems are completed. Things are being set up so that it will be able to start immediate mass production within the day of safety checks being completed. The Mining Barge was a topic I wanted to bring to your attention as well. Currently it is operating in the closer of the system's belts. Did you want it to redirect some smaller asteroids out to Rioja's orbit during the course of its mining? These will not be large enough to build asteroid forts but they could help suplement raw materials on the moon for the factory there.
>>43141811>Did you want it to redirect some smaller asteroids out to Rioja's orbit during the course of its mining?If people are currently willing to spend money in order to cause us problems we should only do so if we can make sure we can prevent them from impacting Rioja if something goes wrong.
>>43141811Not yet. When we have shields and orbital defenses in place sure, but it seems like a risk of there's sabotage or an accident
>>43141872>>43141886The moon base lacks the tractor beams necessary to decelerate them on its own. It would need the assistance of another ship. The Mining Barge could easily micro jump back in time to help decelerate them but there is always the risk they might not be available.Hold off for the moment then?
>>43141962>Hold off for the moment then?Yeah, it's probably for the best.
>>43141962>The Mining Barge could easily micro jump back in timeCan it go back to when the Neeran decided to split off so we can assassinate the future leaders?Holding off for now seems like a decent idea though.
Salvage and Recovery crews have towed in a ship that suffered a drive failure while passing through the Run. They'll be operational again in a few hours, that isn't the problem. The problem is that they're carrying slaves. It's from one of the minor Houses that still allow it and the crew were on their way back from having bought the slaves off of House Urtanim.How do you want to handle this case? While indentured servitude is permitted under Jerik-Dremine law outright slavery is not. The Crew would argue that they're not part of your House and thus the law wouldn't apply to them, they're just passing through after all.How do you plan to handle this situation and future ones like it? Traffic through the Run has been slowly increasing so it's likely you'll see other ships like theirs eventually.
>>43142169Is there any legal precedent to seize their ship without much fuss? Otherwise get the ship fixed and out of your space as soon as possible.
>>43142169>How do you plan to handle this situation and future ones like it?In general:J-D laws apply to J-D space when it comes to contraband, from what I understand. I would assume slaves fall under that category.If the laws don't account for this situation already, I would suggest we contact the other Houses in the Run and coordinate with them on this issue.This case:Seize the slaves but pay the traders the purchase price + transport cost if we can get away with it. It's bad form to apply laws retroactively. If we can't, get the ship out of here asap and have people keep quiet about it.
>>43142169If they are in Jerik Dremine territory they will abide by Jerik Dremine laws. Slaves are confiscated and freed. The ship and it's crew are free to go as long as they don't do this again. Just a minor slap on the wrist so as to avoid a house to house incident. If we take the ship they will most likely be rather pissed off and we don't need more Houses angry at us. better they be just a bit annoyed.
There was a request for me to post my twitter link in thread. I'll try to remember to add it to the next OP.https://twitter.com/ThatSlowTypingG>>43142230>Is there any legal precedent to seize their ship Yes...>without much fuss?No. You'll be damaging relations with most Houses that still allow slavery. This isn't a new thing and many Houses who don't get along with them are known to emancipate slaves being brought through their space.>>43142268>J-D laws apply to J-D space when it comes to contraband, from what I understand. I would assume slaves fall under that category.Then can if you choose to enforce them. You could ask for a bribe to ignore them.None of the Houses in your alliance support outright slavery. Rioja is at one entrance to the Run, you have the greatest level of control over what passes through it aside from the Forbearance shipyard.You could impound the ship and cargo, or just take their cargo and let the ship and crew go with a warning.[ ] Get them out of here ASAP[ ] Ask for a bribe[ ] Seize the slaves but pay the crew their purchase price[ ] Take the slaves, let Ship & crew go with warning[ ] Impound ship & slaves, let the crew go[ ] Impound ship & slaves, arrest crew for shipping contraband
>>43142531>[ ] Seize the slaves but pay the crew their purchase priceWe should combine it with an announcement that stuff like smuggled splinter ammo, slaves, etc will not be tolerated in J-D space and these guys only got their deal because the laws haven't been enforced before.We might want to keep pressure away from the smaller smugglers dealing with more harmless stuff so we can keep an eye on the more easily. We never know when might we need them and it should allow us to keep track of what's entering our sectore on less legal routes more easily.
>>43142531>[ ] Seize the slaves but pay the crew their purchase priceBut let them know that slave trading through J-D space is illegal. We should have let that be known before since we didn't we will purchase those slaves. Let it not be said we are not fair.
>>43142531>[ ] Take the slaves, let Ship & crew go with warning
>>43142531>[x] Take the slaves, let Ship & crew go with warning
>>43142531>[ ] Seize the slaves but pay the crew their purchase priceMake it clear that next time we will just take them.
>>43142531[x] Seize the slaves, but pay the crew their purchase price. Minus a fine per slave chip that ensures they make a horrible net gain, if not an outright complete loss.Essentially, we'll be making a net donation to Rioja's planetary government coffers, and we're not encouraging slavers by giving them a profit.
>>43142531>[x]Seize the slaves but pay the crew their purchase priceNo need to kick the nest
>>43142863>Essentially, we'll be making a net donation to Rioja's planetary government coffers, and we're not encouraging slavers by giving them a profit.This.
>>43142863>and we're not encouraging slavers by giving them a profit.If we're paying their purchase price, it means we pay them what they paid to house uranium. The traders won't make anything form the slaves and on top of that they have already lost money for fuel etc.
Looks like you'll be taking the slaves off that ship but paying the crew their purchase price.>>43142863>>43142920Or are we going to debate this a bit?
>>43142531Buy slaves at cost, give repairs for free in exchange for them spreading the word that we are a no go zone for slaves.
>>43142863I may as well support it as well. Seems like a decent idea too me.
>>43142947Assuming they don't try to cheat us or haven't made enough profit from their trip to Uranium's space with non-slave goods to cover their losses.Remember, trade isn't a 1-way street. An empty ship doesn't make you jack squat.
>>43143072I'd be okay with that.
Buy slaves at cost but immediately turn around and charge the crew the medical costs related to removing the slave chips. Is that right?
>>43143201I'm for letting the traders go without a loss.
>>43143201Could the crew afford that? Why not charge the transporting company?
>>43143201At this point we might as well just not pay for the slaves.
How about the crews are paid a fraction of the cost then? At any rate the slaves are now free and undergoing medical procedures aboard the station to have the chips removed. These people are going to need more assistance than other refugees in some ways, and less in others. They're hard workers or so their records claim, and all have useful skills that can get the jobs. You contact your PR team and make sure they and the law makers know that you won't tolerate the transport of slaves through Jerik-Dremine territory or the Run.Two transport companies that largely work out of House Urtanim space have banned trade with with the Run. Not a huge loss.At least the PR people will get lots of good stuff out of this.A small number of the rescued slaves want to train to join your personal guard in thanks for freeing them. Do you accept?
>>43143672That's agreeable. Just remember to do background checks on them as good as can be done. The lose of two transport companies aint that bad. I mean we have two yards that produce large Transports and our Frigate Yard that can pump out smaller ones.Paranoia intensifies.jpg
>>43143672>A small number of the rescued slaves want to train to join your personal guard in thanks for freeing them. Do you accept?I think we should give them a few months to adapt to their new situation and go through proper counselling. If they still want to apply to Sonia's personal guard after that, they're free to do so.
>>43143672If they want to help they'd do more good by joining the military and working their way up.
>>43143672Why not. Let them go through all the checks and training and get them in. Dedication to a savior often leads to fanatical loyalty.Maybe one could be a butler
>>43143768This.In the end, we want them to think this through.
>What happened to the advanced v-torp design we had to chase down for the Rovinar?You chased down an advanced cloaked ship that later was put into mass production. At the end of the Lat'tham coup you followed a number of captured super heavies carrying stockpiles of disposable single shot Veckron torpedo launchers. They were merely newer model weapons the Rovinar had developed with the Republic to mount on the outer wings of Medium Cruisers.About half the warheads made it to the Warlords main shipyard where they were threatened to be used in the final showdown. Most were given back as a result of treaty negotiations.>Can we expand the cloaking device production facility? Maybe even add a little R&D facility for that field of study?The secret R&D lab working on the advanced cloak, or the one the House has that builds small numbers of Battlecruiser grade cloaks of lower quality?You're not really in charge of either of them.>Can we get Rha'de to work on a custom upgrade of the Dusk class Attack Cruiser?That depends entirely upon what on it is being customized.>>43143747>>43143768>>43143931>>43144011Compromise, tell them to join the army first (after counseling), you'll keep an eye on their progress?
>>43144340>CompromiseDo et. It's how we roll here in House and Dominion.
>>43144340>tell them to join the army first (after counseling), you'll keep an eye on their progress?Sounds good to me.
>>43144340>super heavies carrying stockpiles of disposable single shot Veckron torpedo launchersYeah, I meant those. Thanks for the info.>the one the House has that builds small numbers of Battlecruiser grade cloaks of lower quality?The idea was mostly to throw some additional money at this one.>That depends entirely upon what on it is being customized.Spinal LD plasma cannons, maybe the option to use the same cloaking device we're already using on those battlecruisers?>Compromise, tell them to join the army first (after counseling)I would suggest joining the police should also be acceptable. Our guard needs to be able to function in a variety of situations, and most of these will involve civilians as well. Somebody with police training could be incredible useful in a lot of these situations.
Rolled 30, 32 = 62 (2d100)>>43144501>Spinal LD plasma cannons, maybe the option to use the same cloaking device we're already using on those battlecruisers?The larger cloak is a no, or at least not easily. The LD's are already planned for.Neeran attacks are increasing. It's not enough to be considered a full offensive but its clear they're improved their cloaking technology, making it more difficult to detect incoming fleets. It's allowed a few Scorchers to launch surprise attacks in places. Closer to the Shallan homeworlds Neeran fleets are dug-in among systems with numerous moons or heavier asteroid belts, mass producing corvettes and wearing down Shallan and Alliance fleets through attrition.A news report has just come in and is being aired on a number of media channels. Several Houses have accused the Knights Errant order of Helscion Ten of piracy and terrorism. They've declared war on them and are moving to sieze their holdings. It appears some of the work they've been doing at the behest of the Ruling House has caught up with them. Do you plan to offer them any help?
>>43144852What are they in need of?
>>43144852>Do you plan to offer them any help?Depends really. Are the accusations just that or do they have proof? Is the Ruling House condemning or condoning the attack on the Errants? Is that group of Errants allied to any of our allies?If they lack proof, go ahead from the RH and the Knights are allies by proxy then I'd say stay out of it.If they have proof, the RH allows the attack and they are not proxy allies then I'd say go there and shoot them up and get some stuff.
>>43144852>Do you plan to offer them any help?Depends on what they need.Depending on how desperate they are, we could hand them a couple dozen stasis units, and then let them take a nice long slower than light trip through the current ftl nav hazard zones in the run without noticing.
>>43144852>Closer to the Shallan homeworlds Neeran fleets are dug-in among systems with numerous moons or heavier asteroid belts, mass producing corvettes and wearing down Shallan and Alliance fleets through attrition.Perhaps it's time to start building those system eater v-torps again? Or were those retconned?Or maybe develop a dedicated anti corvette destroyer/battleship/cruiser?
>>43145108>Perhaps it's time to start building those system eater v-torps again?They're difficult and expensive to construct and would mean several thousand V-torps not being built for each one. >Or were those retconned?The one used against the Kavarian rebels shipyard wasn't, the one used against the first Neeran invasion is still debatable.>>43144984>are the accusations just that or do they have proof?Considering that the Ruling House has used them for years to "encourage" certain Houses or individuals to see things their way, yes there is evidence. They've captured ships, resources and people of importance at times to be held for ransom. In many cases they would be returned if the attacked worlds or House agreed to make certain policy changes to support the Ruling House. Other times ships would be sold off and hostages released after a set period of time.They were at their busiest while you were off fighting in the Warlords Campaign, getting many Houses into line. More recently they've been helping to get things set up to deal with Aries.>Is the Ruling House condemning or condoning the attack on the Errants?They're remaining quiet for the moment. They've been using them as their deniable asset for years so they need to be careful, and their fleets are now deploying and would mean diverting some of them.>Is that group of Errants allied to any of our allies?They have ties to the Ruling House and their minor allies. So your House and the other minor Houses you've been allied with. >>43144939>>43145013They would probably accept any form of aid at this point. Be it ships, equipment, funding, or a place for them or their civilians to flee to when their stronghold is attacked.
>>43145627>funding, or a place for them or their civilians to flee to when their stronghold is attacked.Funding and Sanctuary, I think we can do this.
>>43145627>They would probably accept any form of aid at this point. Given that we're not backing the RH in the coming civil war, I'm hesitant to aid them. It might just burn bridges with people who we need to sway. If we do provide assistance, it should only be to the individuals within the group who have aided us.
>>43145627I'd say sit this one out. If the RH is not looking to make a big move then I see no reason for us to stick our neck out and risk losing it.
>>43145627I'm willing to offer them a bit of deniable aid, and maybe sanctuary for civilians at least.
>>43145627...What if we do that thing Byzantium did several times during the Crusades? With a castle/city beseiged by mixed crusader forces, they basically negotiated a surrender quickly at night, and when the Crusaders awoke in the morning Byzantium's flag was flying above the 'muslim' castle/city.They could no longer attack because it was now friendly. Can we rush a Ber'hulem declaration of war and immediate surrender/occupation of the Knights Errant?Or even a J-D one backed by Ber'hulem?
>>43145627>They would probably accept any form of aid at this point. Be it ships, equipment, funding, or a place for them or their civilians to flee to when their stronghold is attacked.How many ships do they have, where is their stronghold located, who did they piss off, how many civilians do they have. Ask our lawyers about this situation. Would it be enough to ship them off to another faction as long as it doesn't border the dominion? How long would they have to lay low for this to pass?
Whatever happened to the SP torp maker we got thw house so long ago? Its for one of the older model torps right, and we're already at war with Aries and at odds with the terrans. Whats the outlook on years until production?
>>43146111When we are long dead and forgotten by the Terrans.
>>43146159Even if the Dominion gets in a massive war with the terrans in our lifetime and need those manufacturing capabilities?
>>43146111We got scans, while our friendly neighborhood TCS Hero Ship took the physical (disassembled, sabotaged) assembly equipment.IIRC, the copy we gave to a certain Baron is being worked on as a singularity tier op. Don't we have a cloaked Aries transport helping with that?I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
>>43146541>Don't we have a cloaked Aries transport helping with that?That's for the advanced Rovinar cloak program.>>43146111The Terrans took it back with them, you took scan data of it plus whatever information Clayton gave House Intel.>>43145911Nearly a hundred Guard Cruisers, maybe 60 older Light Cruisers and one squadron of assault corvettes.They're located in a dwarf galaxy ideally placed as a jump off point to other areas. It's why the Ruling House holds about 1/4 of that small galaxy as does House Nasidum.They're 5.3 days flight from Rioja at J20.>who did they piss offFormer vassal states of House Helios in your galaxy that have switched their allegiance to Xygen.>how many civilians do they have250 million but there's no way to completely evacuate.>Would it be enough to ship them off to another faction as long as it doesn't border the dominion?The Houses attacking them probably wouldn't be happy if they escaped with all their ships as the Knights would probably try to return some day. On the other hand it would reduce their capabilities and deprive them of a base outside Ruling House Territory until they found a new place to set up shop.
Is Rioja terraformed enough to be protected by the Factions Treaty orbital bombardment agreement?
>>43146879Speaking of FTL hazard zones, do emergency teleporters work in these areas without causing further damage?>ForcesWe could give them a couple hundred Aries drones. And those torpedo decoys might come in handy as well (if we aren't already producing them, we should start doing so).>Former vassal states of House Helios in your galaxy that have switched their allegiance to Xygen.Can you give us some info on House Xygen? Would is House Helios' opinion on the situation?What's the best outcome of this confrontation for the KE?>On the other hand it would reduce their capabilities and deprive them of a base outside Ruling House Territory until they found a new place to set up shop.Would they be interested in aiding the guy we helped to set up the AC yard get his House back?
>>43147006Yes, the only dangerous bit is the hypermountain.
>>43147006Yes. >>43147110>Speaking of FTL hazard zones, do emergency teleporters work in these areas without causing further damage?They should. The Guild would prefer it if you didn't go out of your way to test such theories. >What's the best outcome of this confrontation for the KE?Survival with enough of their assets to start over, even it it means losing their world.>Can you give us some info on House Xygen?House Xygen is part of the growing coalition of Houses that want to stop supporting the Factions Alliance. They have some remote territory in the "North East" Centri Cluster that provides them with a support base that is harder for many Houses to reach.They hold the least territory of the Seven and are thus slightly more reliant upon their allies and vassals. They go out of their way to make sure they're prepared. Your House is on relatively poor terms with them.>[What] is House Helios' opinion on the situation?They're surprised this sort of response to the Knights Errant activities didn't happen years ago.
>>43147615>Survival with enough of their assets to start overWhat is the power level of the House they're fighting? Is Xygen or anybody else likely to become involved?
I still remain firmly in the mindset that we should not get involved. Has too much of a clusterfuck written on it for my taste, even if it's the more boring option.
>sanctuary for civilians >Funding (deniable or otherwise)>Aries Drones>Torpedo decoysDo these sound good?>>43147910The three Houses that have declared war on them are still largely outfitted with older style attack corvettes. They should be able to easily field 6 wings of them each for nearly 1300 corvettes, plus their various other ship classes.At least one of them has a Heavy Cruiser.It's doubtful that Xygen will become directly involved, but Helscion Ten is close to an area of Ruling House controlled Territory. They could use it as a staging point for a future offensive.
>>43148135>Do these sound good?Some of those new torpedoes we produce as well? Just make sure is hard to track.And what is Ber'helum's opinion on this? Will we upset either them, Kharbos, or Helios for providing aid? What about the other Houses around J-D and our various allies?
>>43148135>Do these sound good?[x] Yes
>>43148135>Do these sound good?Fair enough, let's do it.
>>43148348>And what is Ber'helum's opinion on this? Will we upset either them, Kharbos, or Helios for providing aid? What about the other Houses around J-D and our various allies?>Ber'helum Sending aid is your business since it's not hurting them. Might be seen as a bit foolish if it makes yourself a target.>KharbosSee it as a good idea to try and hurt allies of House Xygen with minimal involvement.>HeliosDon't care as they're former vassals not current ones fighting. Though hurting said Houses might make them reconsider their current alliance, which would be good in their view.
Stopping to get some food. As I don't have the next piece written up yet it'll take a little while.Oh yeah, did you want to get Ferrigold the Fat to ship your cargo to them quickly and discreetly?
>>43147615>They should. The Guild would prefer it if you didn't go out of your way to test such theories.Aww, I was thinking about exploring solar systems inside the hazard zones with teleporter drones. A larger teleporter capsule is sent into the hazard zone, inside of it a generator and another smaller capsule. We then have them chart the system and have the data returned via the smaller capsule.Can we try at least once? Maybe if there's a site of a really large battle around an important world somewhere in there?>>43148135>Enemy forces.Is anybody else going to help? Against that kind of opposition, simply running off to Norune territory and laying low might be the best course of action.>>43148655>did you want to get Ferrigold the Fat to ship your cargo to them quickly and discreetlyIt would probably be for the best.
>>43148704I suppose we could come to some sort of agreement with him. His is Ferrigold after all.
Can we set aside a small black project fund and create an elite private team dedicated to keeping Rioja stable and secure, ready to combat any terrestrial and extra-terrestrial threat?
You've quietly sent what aid you can. From a numerical standpoint the Knights are completely outmatched. At least they'll be able to send some of their civilians to your world for protection. Ecord arrives later than you would have expected. It turns out there was a good reason for his belated arrival. "I wanted to be sure a particular cargo shipment wasn't intercepted on the way here." Two suit of the newer Heavy power armor, six suits of Medium Jump Jet armor, and enough power cell armor to equip a full battalion."Yes!" you exclaim, "Now, where's the rest of it?" Ecord shakes his head at your inability to enjoy the moment. "Still being built due to high high demand. The rest of the power cell suits should arrive in several batches of 50 over the next 4 months until we reach the full 900. Light Power cell armor manufacturing is still at minimal levels. They'll be arriving in batches of 20 every two weeks."That means it'll take most of a year to build up the numbers of them that you wanted. Still, the army and its special forces teams will be well equipped. >>43151629Did you want to give then a modified Frigate with holographic camo system to use as their base?
>>43151718>Did you want to give then a modified Frigate with holographic camo system to use as their base?I am supporting this.Are we allowed to set up a factory on Rioja that can produce power cell armor? I keep forgetting.
>>43148135> Not taking on a secret identity and going in to harass and weaken the houses while their forces are away, rocking the balance of power from side to side, only to offically enter and do >>43145903 to BOTH parties setting ourselves up as a "neutral" third party holding the planets as a "peace-keeping action" to "help maintain the stability of the Dominion during these difficult times".
>>43151718>Did you want to give then a modified Frigate with holographic camo system to use as their base?Yes. For now it shouldn't be too advanced, but ideally what we can do is offer them upgrades as they perform their duties.
>>43151718Yeah, that sounds like fun. Space or Water frigate?If Space, then I also vote we have them act as smugglers who have "contacts" to get proscribed goods onto the planet. And right into our evidence lockers. We can always take out the buyers later on when we stumble across it due to finding "accounting errors" or some such, or just let it slide, or be the buyers ourselves.Anyways, it would be a good cover, and put them in an excellent place to catch any agitators.
>>43151718>You've quietly sent what aid you can.That one FA sleeper knight who quickly managed to replace the earl of his house with one who supported the war against the neeran... would he be willing to send some help as well?>>43151718>Did you want to give then a modified Frigate with holographic camo system to use as their base?I'm feel like I'm completely missing something here. Is this from the new xcom?
>>43151824>Are we allowed to set up a factory on Rioja that can produce power cell armor? I keep forgetting.So do I.I'm going with them only being manufactured in particular locations due to alliances and supply contracts. What you can do is build maintenance facilities to help repair them more quickly. >>43151886>For now it shouldn't be too advanced, but ideally what we can do is offer them upgrades as they perform their duties.Certainly doable. And there are enough repair yards in the Run to quietly get work done if they need to.>>43151902>Space or Water frigate?Faction Frigates are capable of operation within the atmosphere thanks to their landing repulsors. Starting with one of those and modding it as needed would be the easiest solution. Their hulls are solid enough to be used underwater with some work, though they would need special engines for that.
>>43152143Hrm. Things seem to be going along smoothly. What are Alex and Mike up to?
>>43152136>I'm feel like I'm completely missing something here. Is this from the new xcom?Yes.There was a Frigate impounded by the PDF as a result of smuggling interdiction. It would be the easiest. Lots of room for upgrades but plenty it would still need. Added military section to Rioja on the wiki. You'll need to recruit some additional people to help your military. Officers with skills to fill in where you're lacking and help manage the fleet. Wing Commanders. Most of the Knights you know and have worked with are proficient at hit and fade or close combat with their starships. Depending on who you try to recruit you could boost the effectiveness of your Assault corvette units, the Mixed attack unit, or those with Battlecruisers. You don't know many Admirals within the fleet off the top of your head, but they're there if you look for them. Most of these officers will specialise in helping support your fleet in larger actions and ensuring cooperation with starfighters and friendly units. They tend to be masters of personnel management and delegating to their command staff, though some are better at some things than others.Then there are your Army Generals. Recruiting a General for your army will let someone with experience lead them, providing bonuses to coordinated attacks or particular doctrines they may prefer.As Baron you can always choose to act as the supreme commander of the army if you want to. The lower ranked Generals and Commanders of individual divisions will then report to you when deployed. In that case you'll be calling the shots and it will require more attention to matters on the ground. You've met three possible Generals so far, having brought one along for the last campaign against the Neeran.There are three slots available for you to recruit command level characters.>Cont.
>>43153073Given the size of your personal fleet and it's balance towards attack ships you may want to skip adding an Admiral and take a second Wing Commander. Or recruit extra of another type and skip boosting an area you're comfortable with.What sort of people do you think you'd like to try and bring in for your military? Wing Commanders, Admirals, or Generals?[Slot 1][Slot 2][Slot 3]You have 3 slots currently, more will be added at a later time. >>43152538Mike is working to make sure the other afterburner equipped units being formed stand a chance. His people are also having to teach new recruits basic tactics with them since the newer corvettes can all be fitted with afterburner options.Alex is conducting exercises with elements of the fleet to get the ex-House Erid people up to speed.
>>43153296I'm thinking a balance of one of each personally.
>>43153296Say one of each to have a rounded force?
>>43153296>What sort of people do you think you'd like to try and bring in for your military? We'll definitely need a general. Sonia just doesn't have much experience when it comes to ground combat.>AdmiralsAlthough our current fleet still relies on fewer high quality units, I feel we don't really manage to pick up new potential as well as Winifred did. An admiral could probably help us with that. It might also come in handy when some of our units have to cooperate with other Houses and Sonia isn't around for one reason or another.These guys tend to command from carriers, battleships or even larger vessels, right? Grab an FA escort carrier for this position?>Wing CommandersThere's certainly some overlap with Sonia's skillset when it comes to these guys.
>>43153296We can't into land combat as far as I can remember and putting that burden on us seems like a bad idea so[Slot 1: General]We'll want to split up fleet at times as well and will need a reliable commander for that.[Slot 2: Wing Commander]Also it's not all that bad to get someone that can take away paperwork from us and handle all that logistics and supplies. Less paperwork for Sonia and more blowing things up.[Slot 3: Admiral]So eh, one of each.
>>43153296>slot 1: GeneralWhile we've been involved in many ground actions we've never commanded the operations, we've always relied on generals and commanded overall orbital space and ground forces. This is one area we need someone with expertise the most in.>Slot 2:Wing commanderAggressive maneuver is our bread and butter, we need an extra asskicker for our fleet detachments on campaign.For the third slot its hard to say. Another wing commander would give an even higher degree of operational coordination, and our forces are becoming unwieldy with their ever increasing size. On the other hand Now that we're expanding we really could use a deft hand with strategy, logistics, administration, and the smaller things Sonia generally won't bother much to do. Is there enough overlap where we could get wing commanders with a head for the bigger picture, or admirals capable of increasing the effectiveness of our aggressive units? Obviously not as well as their opposite role but well enough?
>Completely unrelated:Have there been any results from that project to artificially manufacture drive plate elements we decided to sponsor?
>>43153296[Admiral] Baron Archivald[General] Governor Harmen[Wing Commander] Daska RnaI know were not the Earl of JD yet
>>43153594It seems to be working. It's mostly producing low density stuff right now but that should improve in time. If it doesn't, or it turns out the results were somehow faked, you have the locations of the people responsible should it be decided they need to talk a long walk out an airlock.>>43153479>These guys tend to command from carriers, battleships or even larger vessels, right? Grab an FA escort carrier for this position?Your command ship has a large command center built into it you were operating from in the last few battles. There is more than enough room to have your Admiral there as well.Mostly seeing a preference for 1 of each. Working up the list of names.
>>43153760Completely unrelated, but what ever happened to the watcher holoplex idea?
>>43153760>There is more than enough room to have your Admiral there as well.But an admiral needs his own ship, and it would be kinda risky to have more administrative professionals on Sonia's ship than strictly necessary.
>>43153760I wonder if Dayton is an option for admiral? He seemed to have gone into that career track, I think.
>>43153832It's currently expanding.>>43153900>But an admiral needs his own ship,A ship with an Admiral with still have a Captain.>>43154141You could get him but I wouldn't recommend him for one of your command slots since he has minimal combat experience in recent years.
>>43154320On the other hand, we do have a lot of trainees to whip into shape.
>>43154320Have the Watcher Kavarians shared their history at this point? What made them consider coexistence instead of conquest? Do their Krath share more info about their society than ours? Did the FA get a good look at Watcher ships and weapons by now?
Wing Commanders-Kim yu Chung (Battlecruisers) (Cloaked unit experience)-Daniel Sylvan (Battlecruisers) (Sneak attack)-Katherine Drake (Assault CRV) (Mixed Attack)-Verilis Rah'ne (Assault CRV) (Mixed Attack) -Cristina Pozzi (Assault CRV) (Mixed Attack)-Jehtot Kharbos (Assault CRV)-Félix Ekwueme (Assault CRV)-Gérard Crewse (Assault CRV)-Siri Thal (Mixed Attack) -Nytoria Jde (Mixed Attack) -Biran Edah (Mixed Attack) -Kemp Turner (Mixed Attack) -Hèctor Anraí (Mixed Attack) (Former House Erid)-Mike Serth (Afterburner Specialist)-Rasi Jakande (Afterburner Specialist)-Atanasij Amjad (Afterburner Specialist)The House has an overabundance of experienced Knights and officers that know how to best utilize mixed attack units it would seem. Some are learning to adapt to the newer technology better than others. Given the numbers of older ships you may encounter (and thus salvage) when fighting some of the Houses means having a mixed attack specialty could be of use. On the other hand if you're fighting enemy elites equipped with the newest ships you'll want to maximize the effectiveness of your assault wings.
>>43154691Hell no no Sylvan getting close to our bcs. Tempted to go with Kim yu Chung or Mike. Guess Daska's glad to be out of our shadow for once eh?
>>43154691Has that list been filitered for people who could potentially become a baron in the intermediate future?
>>43154691-Katherine Drake (Assault CRV) (Mixed Attack)-Verilis Rah'ne (Assault CRV) (Mixed Attack) -Cristina Pozzi (Assault CRV) (Mixed Attack)Either of these are good for me. They are experienced and we have worked with them a lot. They should be loyal as well. The addition of them being able to command both CRV's and Mixed units is an added bonus.
>>43154768Drake probably has the highest personal loyalty to us. I don't think anyone in that list has offered to suicide to cover our retreat anyway.
>>43154691Weren't Daska and a few others promoted to Baron as well? It might be worth contacting them if someone has a favored subordinate we might be considering without knowing.I'd have to say I'm in favor of Cristina Pozzi. Nat 100 survivor of the Lat'tham debacle, declared dead and had to join up with mercs before she could finally rejoin the Wing in... shit, the Pandora Cluster?Daska may have been the one to hug her subordinate, but remember Pozzi wasn't expecting us to just welcome her back.I'd say that Pozzi's experience actually makes her a highly valuable asset to Rioja's situation, given that she was fighting with Merc units for the last half of the Warlords Campaign and a good chunk of the early Neeran incursion into the Pandora Cluster.Verilis would be a solid choice if there was success with that survivor's guilt stuff, as well.I believe that Kemp Turner is the pilot we saved from that world with the crazy rebel submarine? After his ship was crippled chasing those Rovinar V-torp launchers on the Supers. A solid loyalty choice, potentially.>>43154802Drake is also Winifred's daughter. That could be a potential headache.
>>43154975>Nat 100We needed a >=98 on the first roll for her to survive, if I remember correctly. And the first roll was a 98, of course.Of course, 4plebs doesn't extend far enough back to search for that. fuck, i hope they'll integrate the .moe database into their /tg/ archive.>Verilis would be a solid choice if there was success with that survivor's guilt stuff, as well.I wouldn't be surprised if Verilis proves to be able to take over some of the administrative duties normally expected from admirals. He did quite a bit of work as a liason with the Terrans during our last deployment.
>>43154750Yes, it's why Alex is not on it.>>43154975>Weren't Daska and a few others promoted to Baron as well?Knight Commander. Baron will probably follow shortly.>GeneralsUyi Rna (Lightning Offensive) - A true mechanized commander, this leader is adept at punching armored columns through the front lines and exploiting breakthroughs. Was your ground forces General in the last deployment against the Neeran.Mayn Tujen (Rolling Thunder) - Well known for deploying ground forces in a slow but seemingly unstoppable advance. Tujen's tactics may annoy some commanders who would rather charge ahead to quickly secure objectives but at the end of the day each target has been methodically dealt with.Troy Harmen (Mobile Unit Doctrine) - The closest House equivalent to a modern cavalry commander, experience with jet bike units have ensured that this commander knows how to make the best use of fast mobile units. Uses sudden flank attacks or strikes at less prepared targets to catch opponents off guard.Quidel Malik (Air War) - Advocates a doctrine of using overwhelming air superiority to advance the ground forces. This is heavily reliant upon faster shielded craft like LST's and as such hasn't had the resources necessary to make the most of these tactics. Bel'ah Erid (Lightning Offensive) (Former House Erid) - An experienced ground commander. Adept at punching armored columns through the front lines and exploiting breakthroughs.Arik Unger (Trickster) (Former House Erid) - An expert at surprise attacks, concealment and misdirection.
>>43155077 my bad. maybe I was thinking of the roll that someone got to save for the eventual R&D team. Regardless, Pozzi does have a very unique bit of experience from that time, and Rioja might be a solid place to apply it.>>43155127>Quidel MalikHAG, the commander?>Eal'ah EridSort of tempted to go for an integration pick, though I think we'd need more information.
>>43155127>Uyi Rna (Lightning Offensive) - A true mechanized commander, this leader is adept at punching armored columns through the front lines and exploiting breakthroughs. Was your ground forces General in the last deployment against the Neeran.We've worked with him before, even if all he did was twiddle his thumbs since we never committed any forces to a land attack.Also might make the Rna family less angry with us. Political moves and all that.
And I'm not going to be able to finish the Admirals tonight. I have work early and need to get some sleep ASAP. If the thread is still up I'll resume tomorrow some time after 1PM EST. Could be 2 or 3 PM. See you then.>>43155272You did lands troops on the House Urtanim world and pulled them shortly after.
Anon titling the threads on the wiki, im afraid im neither the smartest nor cleverest anon, so if anyone can think of better names for the thread titles feel free to put em down.
>>43157259Don't worry, you're doing a good job.
>>43155272I'd second this. Definitely not because I want to design tanks no, noooooo, nooooooooo.
>>43155127>Quidel Malik (Air War) - Advocates a doctrine of using overwhelming air superiority to advance the ground forces. This is heavily reliant upon faster shielded craft like LST's and as such hasn't had the resources necessary to make the most of these tactics.We spent all that time designing the HAG, and now we aren't even going to use it with this dude? Seriously? Plus, we can probably get Baron Archivald to hook us up. Not to mention he's the only one who gives us any flexibility in space if we give him a bunch of star-fighters.>>43155272Wasn't a bunch of star-fighters what you wanted in Mons Abyla? It does solve a large amount of the "difficult to reinforce from there" problem it has.
>>43154802I do place a high value on personal loyalty, so I'd vote for Drake.The double certification helps as well.
>>43160361Unlimited HAG works does have my interest, but we may need to consider how badly our warchest may be depleting before going for the resource-eating general choice.
>>43160361The guy sounds more useful against Neeran forces, as their corvettes are pretty ineffective in atmospheric flight and they don't seem to field frigates at all. I don't think he'd show his potential against Dominion forces, so I'd prefer we take him next time we command an FA fleet and go with a more traditional general for Rioja instead.
>>43160361>Wasn't a bunch of star-fighters what you wanted in Mons Abyla? It does solve a large amount of the "difficult to reinforce from there" problem it has.Seemed like most people did not want that due to expenses. Also the same problem is relevant here due to all the LST's we need to get. Also I believe Lightning offensive along with Starfighter air support is a better deal than Air War alone. Also putting Rna as our general works as a political tool as well.
>>43163437I'm hesitant about trusting her with a long term position in our military. Giving her a high profile assignment as a sop to her family sure, letting her potentially compromise the loyalty of the troops we rely on most, nope.
>>43163437Honestly, we don't know if Rna is a Daska tier Rna. For all we know, they could be another Fox or supporter of the 'Right Honorable' former Governor Rna.I'd at least like to get some investigation on Rna, along with the Erid guy holding the same special.They're both potential dangers but potential political gains, really.
>>43163459The Rna who went on a murder spree is supposed to have been rather unpopular with his family, so I'd guess it's not that important to keep kissing their ass when there are superior options availble. The general did seem very competent on that one deployment we had with him, though.Do any of the generals give a bonus to starship defence for their troops?
>>43155127>Mayn Tujen (Rolling Thunder)Sounds like he uses the same tactics as Arthur Currie and looks like he has a very level head when it comes to war. he has my vote for general.
>>43154691>-Katherine Drake (Assault CRV) (Mixed Attack)I think this is one of the best. We kind of need to pick a Mixed Attack because most of our units will be Mixed Attack and if we get allies it will be mixed attack, but aside from that we need another approach for once that runs it course.Plus Drake is also politically connected and a way for us to keep in touch with her mom and our former and in our hearts eternal Knight Commander. It allows us to either support or hide parts of her family if need be.I would be really really tempted to get Mike if he had Mixed Attack as well, but also Mike without Alex is like taking a bike with only one wheel...Plus its good to have our circle of friends connected in different stuff, so when other Knight Commander and Baron slots open up we can help out Daska, Mike and Alex.>>43155127>Uyi Rna (Lightning Offensive) - A true mechanized commander, this leader is adept at punching armored columns through the front lines and exploiting breakthroughs. Was your ground forces General in the last deployment against the Neeran.We may want him both because we know him and it is a good way to get better with Daska's family. We do not want her folks to hate us, especially if we can get our former flight members to Baron levels, since if we keep our friendships tight and support our former friends into such positions we might have a good chance of putting Winifred or Sonia as Earl once the current one retires. And sad to say but we do not have many Dro'all friends within reach of Baronhood, so she is our in with the Dro'all council, be it as future Earl Sonia or as Kingmaker Sonia.
>>43163502>Do any of the generals give a bonus to starship defence for their troops?Orbital bombardment / Orbital Fire Support. None of the Generals that you currently have access to get a bonus for this but your House does have some experience with it. It looks like one of your Admirals also provide a bonus for this.>AdmiralsWiremu Tama - (Starfighter / Fleet) A Carrier Captain who was later given command of the EBON. He's been promoted to Admiral in the time since. His experience with starfighter deployment and operating as part of larger fleets gives him an advantage in those areas.F.D.C. Graham - (Orbital Bombardment / Heavy Fleet) Captain of the Battleship Taskmaster for much of his career, Admiral Graham has a history of fleet actions with less mobile forces and supporting planetary assaults. He's fought Neeran on a regular basis. He provides and bonus to orbital fire support with kinetic weapon bombardment.Ullod Feron - (Heavy Fleet / Fire support) A specialist in fleet fire support, Ullod is one of several officers who have trained with the Ruling House to better coordinate fleets with larger starships like Super Heavies. Having served in two deployments against the Neeran, the Admiral is one of those being looked at to command from Forbearance.
>>43164918That being said>Quidel Malik (Air War) - Advocates a doctrine of using overwhelming air superiority to advance the ground forces. This is heavily reliant upon faster shielded craft like LST's and as such hasn't had the resources necessary to make the most of these tactics.We should get this guys info ASAP, and drop on him HAGs, LSTs and whatever he needs to develop his ideas, and perhaps have our general rip a few pages of this new book considering that our own forces on Roja should have even more HAGs and LSTs.Perhaps have him and Uyi Rna become friends or work colleagues in developing a doctrine for both Air and Lightning Offensive to support one another on defense and offense and how to wargame one against the another.
>>43164920>Orbital bombardment / Orbital Fire SupportDo any offer a bonus to combat aboard starships? In case we ever need to capture a Neeran Super Heavy.
>>43164920>F.D.C. Graham - (Orbital Bombardment / Heavy Fleet) Captain of the Battleship Taskmaster for much of his career, Admiral Graham has a history of fleet actions with less mobile forces and supporting planetary assaults. He's fought Neeran on a regular basis. He provides and bonus to orbital fire support with kinetic weapon bombardment.OH YEAH, War Crimes here we come!
>>43164920At a quick look I'd say Wiremu Tama should be our prime choice. Starfighter assistance is always good to have where as it is much rarer that we commit ourselves to invasion of a planet than it is for us to fight in space.Ullod Feron would be my close second choice, especially for deployment to Shallan space.
>>43164920Wiremu Tama all the way.Someone from the Expeditionary Fleet, served with us during all EBON deployments to the front, and lacks an emphasis on Heavy Fleet elements that we both lack at Rioja and that don't really fit Sonia's command style.
TSTG, could the problems the wormhole device currently has with the exit possibly ending up in different universes be solved by building one of these portals on each end of the wormhole?
>>43165126Certainly sounds like the Neeran one that was destroyed operated like that.Time to build stargates and SGC teams?
>>43164975>Do any offer a bonus to combat aboard starships? In case we ever need to capture a Neeran Super Heavy.Most Admirals do their best to avoid getting into a situation where they could be boarded. Your Wing Commanders are more experienced with that sort of thing, but mostly in the act of getting them aboard not for an extended fight there. You may be able to get a General with a bonus to fighting aboard large starships, but their ground combat capability would be lower than most other Generals outside of urban areas. Urban warfare / Large Starship boarding specialist. You want one added?
>>43165172>Time to build stargates and SGC teams?I was mostly thinking of it as a way to exploit ftl hazard zones by establishing a gate network between J-D space, isolated systems and large battle sites (1200 super heavies destroyed, just think of the loot).>>43165201>You want one added?While it would be nice to steal some huge ships, we'll probably get more use out of one that's adapt at regular planetary warfare. Especially as we'll have to fight dominion forces in the near future.
>>43165201>Most Admirals do their best to avoid getting into a situation where they could be boarded.And any who don't we probably don't want to hire. Also, what do we know about the house that Eshik Medel wants to take back territory from? I don't think we ever actually got a description of them.
Oh goody. Surveymonkey updated their site again. >Spectrum of reaction imagesSURVEY! surveymonkey com /r/ V77XMC9>>43165504It's on my list and will be brought up.
>>43165870>surveyAre we supposed to be able to choose multiple wing commanders?
>>43165933Pick your top 2. Question text has been edited.Link has been added to the wiki.
Could we sneak the lightning gun past security checks at balls and what-not by saying it's a ceremonial item?
>>43166811Like a ceremonial dagger those kids are allowed to carry into schools?
>>43166811If you had several people working together you could probably smuggle it in in pieces.>Shadeland AveYes Captcha it would seem a bit shady.>>43167419I don't want to talk about this in a H&D thread.Looks like Wiremu Tama is going to be assigned as the Admiral of your fleet. While happy about the promotion he is a little disappointed that he won't have access to EBON as often as before. Tama will schedule joint exercises with the Escort Carriers and the attack wings to get them working together more closely. It's been awhile for some of them, and the newer people are less experienced working with close starfighter support. You're not folly aware of how much less until Tama contacts you."Baron Reynard, you should be aware that while many of the best assault corvette pilots being added to the Wings these days have starfighter experience, most are training towards an all corvette doctrine."The Factions Alliance is increasingly falling into the practice of sortieing small numbers of corvettes for harassment, or larger units to punch through and do damage to capital ships with SP's. Starfighter support isn't always available at remote bases. The pilots are expected to be able to complete missions without it. Unfortunately this is coming at the cost of learning to work as part of a mixed force that includes starfighters.It was something you were starting to see when you were last assigned to a training base but it wasn't a huge issue yet. Many of the younger generation, especially in your House, are pushing themselves towards what's seen among the populace as the "Alliance Ace." The role that newer high performance craft and elite crews played in the short war with House Erid isn't helping and is instead promoting that image among civilians. Aside from training the Admiral wants to implement is there anything you want to do to counteract this sort of populist propaganda?
>>43167512Make a couple films with starfighter pilots as the main focus using battles where they had swung the advantage. Offer some sort of medal to the top pilots as reward for working well with other units?
>>43167512>Aside from training the Admiral wants to implement is there anything you want to do to counteract this sort of populist propaganda?Perhaps we could add a course about military tactics and why you can't win a war with just assault corvette heroes to the schools' curiculum on Rioja? Every kind of ship is important to the overall effort or people would have stopped using them.And maybe use that course to remind people that without SP torpedoes the survivability of our corvettes would be a lot lower and we unfortunately don't produce sp torps nor do we have a reliable source for them. The corvettes would be a whole lot less effective without them too.Would it be possible to coordinate with the rest of the House military on this issue?
>>43167636Everyone okay with funding another film? It may not be as popular as others. >>43167651>add a course about military tactics and why you can't win a war with just assault corvette heroes to the schools' curiculum on Rioja?It can certainly be added to the training bases and any of the schools and academies training potential future officers. Adding it to the civilian curriculum would be more difficult. I guess you could just say "Hey kids you get to watch a propaganda film for the first 10 minutes of class."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWAf3dQxAfQ>ork kommandos at 2:02>Would it be possible to coordinate with the rest of the House military on this issue?Yes. For obvious reasons Archivald would seem like the best bet.
>>43168084>Adding it to the civilian curriculum would be more difficult.Considering how unstable the Dominion can be, I'm surprised the House military isn't at least briefly covered in their social studies equivalent.
You contact Baron Archivald and let him know you would be willing to support programs to promote combined starfighters tactics among the fleet. He's glad to hear it. "This is also good timing that you've contacted me now. Have you heard about your sister?"An icy hand momentarily grips your heart."...What about my sister?""Oh. She's fine, nothing wrong. Her skill and aptitude testing show her to be an extremely capable young woman. Not as much leadership potential as might have been expected but still should make a fine officer.If she wasn't above their age guidelines Intel would want to recruit her. The next closest fit for her skill set is the Marine corps. Special forces want specialists in ship capture and recovery, since she's an accomplished pilot and a good shot it's the best fit. They need people to act as prize crews that can fight alongside the boarding teams. Really the Marines just want to have their own units that can do the same job as Intel's Commandos in a pinch.Your sister seems somewhat resistant to the offer and want's to eventually captain a starship. Your family is just as affected by this "Alliance Ace" hero syndrome as anyone's. We need soldiers. Marines and infantry to secure ships and planets, fighter pilots to support them." He gives you a hard look."If it came down to it and there wasn't anyone else available would you order your sister to fly a starfighter?"[ ] Yes.[ ] No.[ ] I don't know.
>>43168634>[ ] I don't know."No, at least not if its suicidal. But if she truly believes in herself, just maybe."
>>43168634>[ ] I don't know.Honestly? I have no clue.
>>43168634>If she wasn't above their age guidelines Intel would want to recruit her.How old is she now?
>>43168634>[X] I don't know.I didn't want to have her join the military in the first place.Wasn't dad with the infantry? I'm pretty sure he'd kill Sonia if we'd allow Bekka to end up with one of the low survivability jobs.
>>43168634[x] I don't know"I told my sister that I would help her gain the skills to keep her alive, but that what she did with them would be up to her and I would give her no special treatment. I would never order my sister to join the starfighter corps or any other branch of my choosing. If it were for the success of a mission and her own choices had put her into the situation? Only if she was the best option."If mom or dad ever finds out he asked that, they'll probably succeed in killing him.
>>43168765[X] I don't know.It would be a hard choice....but if she believed in herself then I think we could do it or if we knew just how skilled she was. I'm sure the Marines would love to have her though.....what are the chances do you think we can get her assigned to us?
>>43168943Getting her assigned to us might be seen as nepotism, though that is probably rampant in the dominion. It might also make Bekka feel like none of her accomplishments are actually hers and that she is in our shadow to much
>>43168943>>43169026There is likely something that would prevent a direct relative from serving under our (combat) command, so as to avoid any situations where a commander would hesitate at potentially getting a sibling killed (or purposely send them to die along with others).
>>43168634>Your family is just as affected by this "Alliance Ace" hero syndrome as anyone's>"Alliance Ace" hero syndromeI think the problem is that our assault corvettes are just a much better option than everything else.They're better than almost every ship at that size, offer a decent chance of survival because of their shields, maneuverability and teleporters, and on top of that they also give you a chance by advancing quickly if you manage to nail yourself some nice salvage.In comparison to that, the careers with the marines or fighters seem pretty shitty, to be honest.
"I don't know.""Then that's an honest answer." He replies before you can say anything else. "Nobody wants their children or relatives placed in a situation with low survival rates. Not the sane ones. When the fighting gets bad the fighter pilots can have worse survival rates than the infantry, it happens. Despite that we still need to find ways to fill our ranks in order to continue on. Not everyone can pilot a corvette and become big damn heroes by the end of the day!"You raise your eyebrows at the Baron's outburst and wait for the moment of awkward silence to end."My apologies Reynard. As you can see this isn't an isolated problem. We can't trust our Aries drones right now so we're going to have gaps in starfighter numbers before long. With your support and that of the other Barons I should be able to draw more attention to the issue. Do what you can at your end.""Yes sir.">>43168868>How old is she now?19?>>43168877>Wasn't dad with the infantry?Yes.>>43168943>what are the chances do you think we can get her assigned to us?Pretty high. In the "Possible but not advisable" range. >>43169026>Getting her assigned to us might be seen as nepotism, though that is probably rampant in the dominion. It is, though enough occasions popup with dangerous shit happening that it can get said people killed.LOGH Reaction img goes here>It might also make Bekka feel like none of her accomplishments are actually hersShe'd also probably try to fight you if you did it without asking her. I'm not sure that would be as one sided as previous fights provided your bodyguards don't just stun her.>>43169079>There is likely something that would prevent a direct relative from serving under our (combat) commandThere are but powerful people can pull strings to override them. [ ] Talk to Bekka about accepting the marine position[ ] Don't try to influence her position[ ] Get her transferred (Where?)[ ] Other
>>43169511>[ ] Talk to Bekka about accepting the marine positionIf she is good enough. Challenge her and she will do her level best to win.
>>43169511>starfighters are shit when it comes to survival>hardly anybody wants to fly one, unsurprisingly>our house has already manpower problems, and can't take sustained fighter lossesHave people considered replacing our fighter units with an update scarab design? If I remember correctly, they can mount shields, and with all the recent developments in engine and drive technology, they shouldn't be too far behind fighters in terms of maneuverability.
Starfighter stasis shield tech research time!
>>43169511>[ ] OtherTalk about what positions the House is likely to offer her based on her capabilities. Be honest when it comes to survivability and potential for fame, riches, and promotions as that seems what currently motivates her the most.Then convince her to become a staff officer on some station, or a medium cruiser, like is proper for the sibling of a baron.
>>43169511[ ] Don't try to influence her positionHer own decisions if you ask me. Personally I would like her in the Expeditionary fleet as a pilot but at the end of the day it's her own decision. She is a grown woman after all.Anyways for the Starfighter problem. To solve it on a regional level we could begin a propaganda campaign with the refuges to try to boost Fighter Pilot recruitment from there. We could also perhaps set up some kind of scholarship? Join up as a pilot and your kid get's a scholar ship at the Rioja university kind of deal. Should be tempting for the lower classes in any case if that means their kids get a shoot at a better life. Should also help supply us with more educated people in the workforce.To solve the problem on a national level will probably require a lot of propaganda in the form of "Everyone matters in the fight against Commu- The Neerans!" and "Marines, Fight Pilots and the Navy united!". However we don't want to shrink the the accomplishment of the Elite wings too much since they are a great tool of moral for the population.Perhaps we could combine Starfighter pilot classes and Corvette pilot classes into one Pilot class? And from that group we pick the most fit Corvette pilots for that task and the best Starfighter pilot for their task? That way people can't decide on their own if they will get assigned to a Corvette or a Fighter while at the same time learn about both? But really I aint got a clue how to solve the problem.
>>43169511[x] Talk to BekkaWe should at least ensure we give our sister some sibling advice/talk.... we tracked that friend of her's that wanted her to run off and join some group in the PCCG, right? How is he doing?>starfighter issuesI've got a question. As it stands, starfighters are often participating in cloning programs, right?Does starfighter pilot class promotion take into account just a single 'life' of these people? Or their accumulated service?It might not be too destabilizing if we allowed low class individuals a better chance at getting to middle class (or in extreme cases, knighted) via the starfighter program, though I don't think I know enough specifics to come up with a plan.With the Neeran War and a looming Civil War... it could be considered a temporary measure for the war?
>>43169511>"Yes sir."Honestly seems odd that we're referring to him in that fashion still.
>>43169630They still cost as much as a small starship.>>43169880>Honestly seems odd that we're referring to him in that fashion still.He's still the commander of the home fleet which makes in second only to the Earl within the House. You also haven't been a Baron for that long. Habits and all that.How would you guys like to address him in the future?>>43169751>Does starfighter pilot class promotion take into account just a single 'life' of these people? Or their accumulated service?Aside from the inability to remain in the nobility they'll still usually retain officer ranks at or near that of their previous life. There tends to be an adjustment period of sorts to make sure the clone does indeed retain all the skills and memories of the previous. Some people have been pushing for a program that would have starfighter pilots cloned and their original self placed in stasis, their memories being "updated" periodically with memory imprints from the clone(s). There are concerns this would spark a number of problems within the Dominion similar to what happened in the 9th Dynasty. Immortality cults and the like might attempt to take control once again. Fuck, I didn't update the rest of that wiki page.>l low class individuals a better chance at getting to middle class (or in extreme cases, knighted)Could work. Unrelated: I am not feeling well. Haven't really all weekend and have not been able to think clearly. Will type up a post about the Knight Errant and then I'll probably be stopping here. Any questions? Projects? I think there were a couple in thread that I've missed.
>>43170145>How would you guys like to address him in the future?Feels like a Sonia thing to refer to him as sir out of habit. She is a soldier through and through after all and he has been above her for a very long time in rank. But Sir and Baron Archivald?>Any questions? Projects?Chance of perspective view from the Neeran side of the conflict for a few updates?Also get well ;..;
>>43170145>They still cost as much as a small starship.What does a Dominion bomber or interceptor cost? 50-75k?>How would you guys like to address him in the future?Sir is okay with me.>Any questions etcIt's probably best if you simply reread the thread once you feel better.
>>43170145>Any questions? Projects? I think there were a couple in thread that I've missed.This one >>43165504I'd also like to look into the Torpedo pod idea.
Oooooooh, Archivald is a sneaky fucker.Bekka, to his own admission, is a top pilot. Sure, they need Starfighte pilots, but wouldn't it make sense to take the absolute best graduates for the corvettes? I'm pretty sure, even though I have no evidence here, that what he's doing is engineering an event maybe 50 years down the line where no one is there to inherit our estate (should we pass away and Bekka be already dead thanks to starfightering) and his family can swoop in and profit from it.
>>43170261>should we pass away and Bekka be already dead thanks to starfighteringThere's also Ethan who'll never end up in the military unless our House is about to implode.
>>43170337And us possibly getting married.
>>43170353I'm shocked our mother hasn't begun to regularly ask when she'll be getting grandkids.
>>43170485Speaking of kids, has Mike's been born yet?
>>43170523... what ever happened with that, anyway? Was it really Mike's kid or a scam?JerryJerryJerry
>>43170145Thanks for running, TSTG.
>>43170353Soon, just you wait for the highschool reunion.
Katherine Drake has been selected as Wing Commander.Those who voted for Troy Harmen or Bel'ah Erid for Army General would be best advised to change to another candidate to break a near tie. Re-entering survey to change votes is enabled.>>43169658>Starfighter stasis shield tech research time!Go steal the RF-379 from the Alliance proving ground where they're testing starfighter stasis shields.>>43170261The military wants her in the Marines. >>43170485This reminds me of a family related question.Sonia's grandparents on Dad's side died in a vehicle collision when she was really little. He had a brother, you're not sure what happened to him.Mom doesn't talk about her parents. May or may not be related to her phobia of space travel.
>>43170701>Go steal the RF-379 from the Alliance proving groundIs that something we can really do?!?
>>43170722no, bad anon.
>>43170735Dominion research teams too slow, need to steal to get ahead.
>>43170701>Go steal the RF-379 from the Alliance proving ground where they're testing starfighter stasis shields.Does the Republic like us enough that we might get a production license?>>Questions>Sonia got Iratar admiralty level accessDid any new stuff become available since the last time we checked their inventory?Would they be interested in project to redeisgn the Deci Battleship as was suggested on the wiki?>Dominion doesn't have a 'slow battleship'Would it be possible to take the Alderamin hull, and redesign the ship for LD turret spam?>EX-Exodus ships on the wikiDoes our Exodus license cover these? Are they any good?
>>43170145Thanks for taking the time to run House and Dominion this weekend, TSTG! I hope you get well soon.
Intel asked Eldal to be on Rioja didn't they? Is he okay?
The media provides surprisingly steady coverage of the battle for Helscion Ten. The Knights Errant are providing plenty of video feeds to corporations as part of their PR campaign. Most of their few starships are being held back to escort each escaping convoy leaving the planet. They're making a run for other areas of the Centri cluster. While it's scattering their forces there is a good chance that some of them will find refuge somewhere. Holding back the attacking fleets are orbital defenses made up of a mix of different techs. Terran mass driver platforms have been modified to mount Dominion medium plasma cannons. Their range isn't as great as republic weaponry but it doesn't need to be. Older Star Forts have had some of their phase cannon turrets replaced with torpedo batteries providing the longer range firepower. You spot some Aries drones being used by both sides in the broadcasts. They're helping to make a mess of the situation. No way to tell if any of those are ones you sent along. There are cases where older corvettes go up more quickly than they should from what seem like normal torpedo hits. What you didn't count on was the attacking Houses bringing an Ascendancy class Heavy and Mega class Super to the fight. Every attempt to damage the larger ships with SP weapons are intercepted by older corvettes thrown into their path. There are certainly hundreds of them present, maybe more than the 1300 estimated. What is probably the high point of the battle is an attack on the fleet with small nuclear pulse propulsion fitted asteroids. It's enough of a distraction for the remaining Errant transports and starships to fight their way out of the gravity well and jump away. The remainder of the battle is dealing with automated defenses left behind, including the defense platforms. Remote news sensor feeds are slowly cut out as the planetary assault takes control of the surface and secures the population centers. >cont.
The news anchor on the channel you're watching cuts in. "And we've lost the last of our official data streams provided by our contacts with the Helscion Ten order. We have some unofficial taps but most of those are now being jammed."You're continue working on your reports with the volume turned down to low as commentators discuss political repercussions of the attack. It's a few hours later when one of the Dro'all political pundits that had just been introduced mention that they're still getting data from the system. This despite that entire sector now being jammed."Actually we lost all communications with that dwarf galaxy." Mumbles a tech from off screen."So how are we getting picture? I'm not complaining ladies and gentlemen! You're watching it here first!" "Cloaked ship with a com relay?"The image shows five more Ascendancy class heavies jump in at the edge of the system along with four Zeus class and nine Dominion Modified Mega's. Two of the Mega's look to be fitted with heavy guns similar to the EX ships you commanded in the last offensive. They're different though, these must be turreted Helios siege cannons."Uhhh... Are we allowed to broadcast this live?"See you whenever I can run another game.
>>43171687>turreted Helios siege cannons.
>>43171687>The image shows five more Ascendancy class heavies jump in at the edge of the system along with four Zeus class and nine Dominion Modified Mega's.Are these from the same power block that led the initial attacks, or did somebody else decide to make their move.
>>43171687>The image shows five more Ascendancy class heavies jump in at the edge of the system along with four Zeus class and nine Dominion Modified Mega's. Two of the Mega's look to be fitted with heavy guns similar to the EX ships you commanded in the last offensive. They're different though, these must be turreted Helios siege cannons.>See you whenever I can run another game.You god damn cuck TSTG! You can't just leave us at a cliffhanger like this to go on another hiatus! I'll die! Arrghh! I can't wait for next time!
>>43171602He needed to take care of a small issue then he'll be right back. On Krath Bodysnatcher QuestI have no idea how to run that.>>43170869>Iratar>Did any new stuff become available since the last time we checked their inventory?There was a new starfighter which I found an old sketch of recently so it's getting added but it's not really anything special. Sort of in between their multirole fighter and the Enforcer interceptor. Shows some Republic design influence. >Would they be interested in project to redeisgn the Deci Battleship as was suggested on the wiki?I need to re-read it. Haven't done so recently.>Dominion doesn't have a 'slow battleship'They do it's just horribly old and outdated so its tagged as a Legacy Ship. If you guys wanted a more modern version that could be doable. Will still be really slow.>Alderamin hull, and redesign the ship for LD turret spam?I guess, yes? >Exodus ships>Does our Exodus license cover these? Yes.>Are they any good?Compared to modern ships they're not that tough.Actually... I didn't realise it until just now but the Exodus Battleship looks quite a bit like a scaled up UNSC Frigate. There are differences obviously but the engine placement is mostly the same. I'll have to do a comparison.
>>43171993Thanks TSTG. If you should find the time to write some background stuff for the wiki, I'd love to hear what happened in watcher space when the kavarians arrived there.>They do it's just horribly old and outdated so its tagged as a Legacy Ship. I didn't even consider these.>imageThe three larger ships at the bottom. The first is a Dominion carrier, and the last one should be a legacy battleship. What class is the middle ship?
>>43172089>I'd love to hear what happened in watcher space when the kavarians arrived there.Short version, Kavarians didn't quite make it there. Watchers had to rescue them. The two came to an agreement. Watchers don't like to fight because it means putting more people onto enclosed space ships. Kavarians provide security, the watchers help them out. There were measures taken so that they couldn't just conquer watcher space a couple years after they were rescued. >What class is the middle ship?Dominion Battlecruiser. Used as the basis for both the Long Range BS and the newer D Fast BS. The bow and overall height on it in that pic isn't quite right but it was made really quick.
>>43171746Right, the turret thing. The ACS Class Supers are supposed to have turrets each mounting 2x Republic Heavy Plasma cannons. Dominion can't get those reliably so I came up with turreted versions of the Helios siege cannon a couple of years ago that could take its place. So conceivably an ACS will have 6-8 Helios siege guns depending on the type.
>>43172307How do Helios siege cannons compare to Republic heavy plasma cannons?Less punch but also less cooling problems?
Some thoughts on the Bekka issue.I don't think we'll be able to fully push her into joining the marines, but we can give it a shot.Probably be amicable about joining intel.Alternatively we could tell her exactly what's going on and have her step up her game in the piloting program so she truly does become #1.
>>43172397>How to solve this whole situation properly.Step 1: Put Bekka in Stasis...Step n: After winning the Neeran war become the immortal AI overlord of the galaxyStep n+1: Feed Bekka fake memories about fighting against the Neeran in her chose career, ending with her going into stasis on a wrecked shipStep n+2: Wake up Bekka, everything's fine.
>>43172331My head is kinda fuzzy right now so I can't give an adequate explanation atm.Helios = larger aperture weapon / less penetration?Okay can't into words time to stop.Thread archived.
Anon doing character profiles. How if the formating, is it acceptable, I had issues earlier on what to call the south reach expedition. Just gonna call it the Warlords Campaign.
>>43172513Helios makes bigger holes but not as deep. Got it.>>43172529I like them, they're good. I wish I had the time to reread all the old threads. I used to gather posts on certain topics via archive.moe but all the remaining archives don't actually go back far enough to cover all of H&D.>Just gonna call it the Warlords Campaign.Depending on how many threads there are, you might want to divide that campaign into smaller parts. "Reclaiming Factions territory", "Lantham coup", "South Reach offensive".
>>43172529>How if the formating, is it acceptable,Seems okay. If it needs more of something people can add it? Or I can. I dunno.> I had issues earlier on what to call the south reach expedition. Just gonna call it the Warlords Campaign.Yes that. Because they were fighting the warlords. It's the easiest to remember imo. And there was plenty of the fighting to the campaign outside south reach.I mean south reach expedition is fine, but you may have to fight another campaign there depending on how things go in the civil war. Which would sort of be another expedition. Should this be spoilered? doing it anyways.Getting loopy really need to stop typing words. See you around.
>>43172616Yea I've been subdividing the campaigns. Just finished the Gesaur arc. Dunno if the John Avery would fall under the trail end of Gesaur or begining of Smugglers Run
Gah, got distracted and still haven't caught up with the action. It's election day here, had to go vote and everything. TLDR, ruling party BTFO, opposition party DED, the liberals who used to be trailing in third place are now in with a full majority.This whole process took about 12 hours. I can't even begin to comprehend what you guys down in the states have to deal with, but what little I know of the system makes my head spin.
>>43174155Harper will resign now, its all good
We should search around for some crazy scientist tesla types who are promising wonderous inventions and fund them. One of them will pay off eventually.
>>43176354I think we should investigate if it's possible to establish a wormhole gate network for long distance travel.
>>43176472We already know the wormhole generator we provided blueprints for can generate a two way bridge.
>>43176501I would guess it's mostly a question if it's economically feasible to build the necessary number of gates at this point. I'm also hoping that establishing a connection between two gates helps deal with all that parallel universe trouble.>we provided blueprints for can generate a two way bridgeThat's probably one of the nicest patents to have in the universe right now.
>>43176522Sadly I think we don't get a share of the revenue from the project, or much else to be honest, even though we supplied the blueprint plates to speed it along.Kind of why I want to use the cooling laser with Helios for political and monetary gain.
>>43176545I think all the stuff we gave to the FA came with a contract that made sure we'd get a sizeable chunk of any profit or applicable technology that comes from it. I doubt we gave anything away for free.
>>43176570Can't wait for an official Jerik-Dremine ultravekron.
Svidur alive on Rioja making fast rap album with Sonia when
>>43176696svidur aliv and real strong wizard kill all the evil with space magic now we the sonia rule The bit about the Terrans picking up their distress signal sadly never went anywhere. Or maybe it did but was too secret for even Chen to know. He'd probably tell us if he knew, he's like a older and less salvage crazy Sonia.
I remember you saying Sonia died early into the quest and you burned a fate point? When was this?And have any other situations like that cropped up?
>>43177137>I remember you saying Sonia died early into the quest and you burned a fate point? When was this?If I remember correctly, that was when we managed to roll a 10 or something like that when Sonia used the smart grapple for the first time on Rioja. TSTG decided to let her survive that with broken legs instead because it would have been a crappy end to the quest.
Someone added an empty picture spot for Sonia on the wiki. Is that suppose to be where her emblem (if she gets one goes) or what she looks like? Cause personally I always pictured Sonia to look like this, but I'm not sure how other anons do.
>>43177201I'm pretty sure Sonia is intentionally left undescribed so as to avoid that particular pitfall.I've always pictured her to be an absolute semen demon though.
>>43177201I think the only thing TSTG ever said about Sonia's appearance is that she is fitter than expected by Dominion society and tends to wear her hair relatively short so it doesn't get in the way of the neural interface of her power armor.
>>43177201>>43177346Huh, I've always pictured her asminus the elf ears of course. Unless she's secretly been Hune this entire time
>>43177473Sonia's obviously Krath but people forgot to tell her.
>>43177201>>43177346>>43177435>>43177473Its cool seeing what you other anons think Sonia looks like. >>43177435 Thing with the neural interface is that its suppose to be noninvasive and can work through hair
>>43177346Is that the captain from majestic prince?
>>43177966Yeah, RinRin best MJPS2 never rip in peace ;_;
>>43177913>suppose to be noninvasive and can work through hairI remember reading something about a haircut for that reason but with archive.moe dead finding anything is more effort than I'm willing to go through.
>>43177913>>43178009Some users shave the area of the skull where the neural interface rests, but it is more for comfort or personal preference rather than making the connection better. IIRC, that is.>>43177201>>43177346>>43177435from what I can remember being confirmed about Sonia:HUD eye implants give her an (silvered?) unnatural eye color/effect. Winifred noticed and asked wtf we did to our eyes during that secret meeting in the Run.High fitness level. We basically physically train like the marines do, since we started fighting with them so often. Also ballet classes and such for PA.Shorter hair. due to general military, PA, and vac suit helmets?At least a good level of physical attractiveness. That flashback to the girls jumping us before the dance suggested we had gotten a popular enough guy to go with us, and I recall one of them saying 'he wont want to go with you all bruised up' or something to that effect.Bekka is almost an exact copy, but is now ever so slightly taller. One of our Knights confused her for us at one of the expeditionary club party thing?There may have been a few more things mentioned during our little search for a body double, but I think that has been it so far?>>43177346>that spoiler imageDidn't TSTG post an image with a similar character for what he roughly thought Winifred looked like (possibly younger version?) at some point? Or maybe it was for the armor in the pic.
>>43178310This one?I think we could all agree it fits Winifred perfectly
>>43178425Bingo.Though I have to wonder. Winifred got her 'Berserker' name from wiping out a platoon of enemy soldiers during an older war, right?Sonia must have a higher solo body count after all the crazy missions we've done in PA.
>>43177473>>43177346>>43177201What's with all the blue? Is that Sonia's official color now?
>>43178538I think we're still rocking that Dominion Knight Red color?
>>43178570I prefer to believe Barons are allowed to upgrade to purple.
>>43177913>>43178009>>43178310Funny, I just reread that part in the archive>>19484102Much of the day is spent getting your Recon Armor fitted. "This is a noninvasive neural interface." Nxesi tells you holding up a pad the size of your hand. "It goes on the back of your head at the top of the spine here." He demonstrates holding a hand to the back of his head. "Some people prefer to shave that part of the head and neck so that it fits better but it shouldn't make any difference.
So, anybody willing to take a guess which of the other factions Sonia can rope into providing support for her?Maybe we can get a prototype that AI assisted command infertace for the duration of the conflict? It would give us an excuse to hang out with Vista.
>>43177346Yep, this is now how I imagine her too.
>>43178517It could been a really big reinforced platoonor a mess hall at meal time housing a division rotated into the rear for some rest
>>43178310Got the description of the eye changes, but not what won the actual survey.>>20614371>As a result of the repair work done to your eyes both your irises and the whites of your eyes have an odd colour/pattern/whatever. Post some pics for what you want!>inb4 mary sue rainbow garbage>>43178857If we can find a Terran we trust, we might be able to secure some support if we can demonstrate that Aries is either giving things it shouldn't to Dominion Houses, or might be preparing to take over Terran governments, as well.But something we might be able to do to weaken Aries' fighting ability is to see if we can get some FA people to authorize some of those emergency measures where a General is sent to a holding yard to grab every available ship and send it off to the front. It could be a way of weakening Aries' ability to provide replacement ships when the eventual anti-Aries offensive begins. Or we could even attempt to 'intercept' those ships at a FA base and turn them against Aries, bulking up loyalist forces?One of the major things I think we need to do, though, is have a means of quickly relocating Aries shipyards or their computer cores during the coming conflict. If we can deny them the ability to counter-strike and destroy production data, we can weaken Aries by giving Houses the ability to produce Aries ships and equipment while giving the finger to them. Or even potentially secure some of their R&D tech.
>>43178310>>43179508Got the official winner on eyes.>>20805029Flat steel grey Iris, blood vessels not visible>after tstg asks how that might glow, in response to 'do they glow?'>>20805666The iris must not be solid grey, but translucent.Because the iris and the sclera are so light anyway, no one can see Sonia's eyes glowing unless the room is dark. Which makes it creepy and possibly startling if you didn't know she had implants.Like walking through the woods at night with a flashlight and suddenly catching the glint of a wolf's eyes.>tstg response>>20805793I suppose. They have an off/on setting either way.
>>43179668>I suppose. They have an off/on setting either way.Sonia can use her eyes to send morse code in the dark. For some reasons, this pleases me immensely.