You are almost ready.Almost ready to take this planet for your own and use it as the first step to spread your power across the Galaxy. In mere days you've slowly regained your lost power. Your reconstructed army swells with new troops by the day. You have even created the second of your Cauldrons, their fledgling intelligences yearning to serve you.The Dagger Pirates have fallen by your hand, enslaved or consumed and their base taken. You even have the chance to leave this planet with the captured Dropships but you feel this planet and it's unsuspecting peoples have more to offer you. Their leaders reveal one of their large Clanships and small fleet of ships are due within two weeks, a worthy challenge to prepare for.The Osjiic forces dwindle from your covert attacks and misdirection, the survivors unsuspecting of your skeletal hand in their recent misfortunes. Those you've enslaved disclosed their scout fleet will return within several weeks as well.For a seemingly small and unremarkable fringe world, Horizon's Drop was becoming much busier and more important than anyone could have predicted.You see it as a sign. Your freedom and growing power. These two forces can't even begin to suspect the terror and ruin you'll bring to them.You are almost ready to take the Galaxy for your own.
>>43222657Caught tweet at 1m. Awesome.
>>43222657Welcome back folks, let's get this rollingPastebin with info, I did update the costs for troops and supplies to prevent the use of fractions: http://pastebin.com/E8M2QnQqMake sure to follow my twitter where I announce the threads: https://twitter.com/CeroTheNullAlso archive of previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsTroop Totals:>Talons: 36 (10 Necroflensers)>Cyclops: 10>Stingers: 25 (10 Bone Rifles)>Gargoyles: 6 (3 Smoke, 3 Explosive)>Trolls: 9 (all ranged, two with melee weapons)>Enslaved Minions: 5 Human miners, 1 vorh miner, 1 Osjiic Voidsinger, 1 Osjiic Commander, 1 Netu Engineer, 2 Netu Commander, 2 Netu Pilots, 1 Vorh Engineer, 1 Osjiic Weaponcrafter, 2 Human EngineersStockpile:>130M>170BWithin the sublevels of the pirates base you've created a larger secondary Cauldron. The bodies of the pirates and your own fallen troops have been dumped into the churning black liquid, awaiting your command to reconstruct a new addition to your army. Activity back at the mine has increased with your newly enslaved minions aiding in the efforts.The Osjiic outpost still recovers from the Pirates attack, your Gargoyle keeping a constant eye on their activities. They focus repairing the sensor tower but too much of it lay melted from the attack. Even their turret gun lay in pieces, broken from the fall.What do you wish to do next?>Create troops>Investigate planet (with dropship)>Attack Osjiic Outpost>Attack Colony>Interrogate enslaved>Other
>>43222951>>Attack Osjiic Outpost
>>43222951>Interrogate the EnslavedWhat do you ask them?I forgot to mention that while you've hunted the area around the Mine rather thoroughly the canyons and cliffs by the pirate base are still untouched beyond whatever hunting the Pirates were up to before you arrived and hunted them.
>>43223216I don't know, what can we ask them? Maybe locations on the planet where we can loot for supplies.Failing that, let's create some new troops and attack the Osjiic Outpost
>>43223348You can ask them anything you want. Supply cache locations are a good one.Ask more thoroughly about the system, the pirate clan, their tech, their history, etc.Anyone else in support of troop creation?
Alright. Ask them about supply locations. We'll need more fuel. Ask about system, the pirate clan, their tech, their history as well. Also ask about what they know about the colony.>>43223408reuping>replace lossesAdd 5 Trolls (60B 15M)Add 14 Gargoyles (42B 14M)Add 3 Cyclops (15B 9M) Add 3 Talons (15B)Not sure how much replacements will cost
>>43223408Asking about the pirate clan's history sounds interesting, and I'm in support of troop creation.
>>43223503Sounds good to me
>>43223408Yeah, let's put these resources to good use.>12 talons w/necroflensers for 60B 48M>5 trolls for 60B 15M>10 gargoyles for 10B 10M>6 Stingers for 30B 12MTotal Cost: 160B 85M
>>43223601supporting this one
>>43223408Try and get an idea of their people's history and their relationship to the wormstar.
>>43223216Standing by the edge of the Cauldron you watch as the first clawed hands reach out for the rim and pull the bodies of your newest creations from the bubbling black liquid. You can feel the pleasure the Cauldron takes from reconstructing the dead into soldiers for your unholy cause.New Troop Totals:>Talons: 48 (22 Necroflensers)>Cyclops: 10>Stingers: 31 (10 Bone Rifles)>Gargoyles: 16 (8 Smoke, 8 Explosive)>Trolls: 14 (all ranged, two with melee weapons)>Enslaved Minions: 5 Human miners, 1 vorh miner, 1 Osjiic Voidsinger, 1 Osjiic Commander, 1 Netu Engineer, 2 Netu Commander, 2 Netu Pilots, 1 Vorh Engineer, 1 Osjiic Weaponcrafter, 2 Human EngineersStockpile:>10B>45MYour new troops roam through the base, helping pick up and repair the mess you made in your conquest. Your new enslaved minions find themselves drawn from their tasks repairing vehicles and fortifications and find themselves grouping up in a hangar where you waited for them.They stay close together, watching you and your undead guards warily. Brushing imaginary dust from your armor you look down on them with hollow sockets, most of them flinching as you look their way. Several jump as you speak, "We are in need of fuel and supplies. Does your clan have any hidden caches on this planet? I highly doubt this singular base is the extent of your operations."They murmur among themselves until the base commander, a Netu with once elaborate armor, speaks up, "There are several weapon and supply caches we've hidden across the continent. I know the locations."You nod and point to him, "Excellent, just what I wanted to hear," you glance at the others, "I hope you are all as helpful as your former leader in the future," you look back to the commander, "We'll have to go retrieve them soon. What about elsewhere in this system?""The gas giant has a few moons we've hidden other caches. Also a base on one of them for mining the planet for fuel," the Netu divulges with remarkable ease.>cont
>>43223969"Tell me about your technology," you say as you look to the engineers.They falter under your gaze and hastily speak among themselves before a human steps forward, their arm replaced with a crude mechanical prosthetic, "W-what do you want to know?""Your vehicles, weapons, ships, medicines, anything and everything," you say simplyThe woman grumbles and rubs the metal arm before answering, "Hover vehicles as you saw. Know enough on how to keep a dropship from falling apart that I could make a brand new one. Our ships use fusion power for sub-light travel but we use Skip Engines for FTL. Not as stable as the Grav drives the Confederates use or as powerful that Void junk the Osjiic shove into everything but it's fast. Netu love to salvage and incorporate tech from anything they can get their talons on," she glares at the Netu pilot that mumbles something under it's breath.Tapping your chin you nod, "Interesting. We'll have to discuss this subject more in depth soon. Tell me about the history of the Dagger Clans."They murmur for several moments and a Netu pilot steps forward, "My mother was history keeper on the Clanship. The Dagger Clan is a sister fleet to the Spear and Arrow Clans. Once we were only Netu in the ages after our betrayal by the Alliance of Planets. After the Necrotic Armada was beaten and shattered they gave the Netu, the backbone and meat of their fleets, the worlds consumed by the Armada as "thanks" for our sacrifice.These systems were barren and cursed, still barely more than graveyards. The Lightdrinker, Akka-Tor, consumed our home systems as vengeance for our part in her defeat. With no worlds to call home the Netu turned to the stars. We take to survive with no home of our own. We eventually grew to give refuge and purpose to those betrayed or forgotten by their own kind, becoming more than Netu, becoming a Clan," the pilot finishes and the other Netu nod approvingly.>Cont
>>43224330So they still knew the name of Akka-Tor, huh.Interesting. She always was one to make grand gestures and retaliation. You wonder if they knew more about your own faction.Leaning towards them the crowd subconsciously draws back, "Tell me what you know of the Wormstar. Does the name Jadyk mean anything in your histories?"They glance at each other before the pilot is pushed forward again, "The Wormstar was a living star. Evil and malicious it desired to consume the universe out of spite and jealousy. Jadyk was the Wormstars champion, crafter of monsters. A monster himself," they pause and look up at your skeletal form clad in ancient chitin armor, "You are him, Jadyk of the Wormstar, yes?" You nod simply and feel the fear in them grow even larger.You motion for them to continue and they take a breath through the spiracles at the base of their neck, "You disappeared, your fleet was broken, defeated. The Wormstar's fleet was powerful but once broken the Armada was slowly turned back. The Wormstar was slain by unknown powers. Stories muddled but say the Wormstars songs went quiet, its fires cold and its undead crumbled. That is all we know," it says, hoping you found it satisfactory.You always assumed your continued existence proved the survival of the Wormstar but now you begin to wonder if the whispered chorus in your skull was not but echoes.Waving your hand you dismiss them and turn your back on them as they return to their previous tasks.What shall you do now?
>>43224568Meditate, see if we can reach the wormstar. If it exists in any way shape or form that should be doable. We are linked to it after all.
>>43224568Let's go to raid these supply caches, and prepare to assult the Osjiic Outpost.
>>43224568Send a unit to retrive the hidden supplies while the rest hunt to feed the Cauldrones. We try to concentrate on the hums or echos by meditating.
>>43224568I'll second this >>43224670Maybe even get Jor to sing some hymns while we do it?
>>43224786It's always a fun time with Jor involved.
>>43224568Loot nearby supply cachesandAttempt contact with the WormstarandHunt around the BaseRoll me 3d100, best of first 3 rolls
Rolled 61, 26, 94 = 181 (3d100)>>43224948Here we go
Rolled 86, 62, 10 = 158 (3d100)>>43224948
Rolled 94, 14, 78 = 186 (3d100)>>43224948
Rolled 78, 26, 91 = 195 (3d100)>>43224948
>>43224948You summon several of your living minions then quickly send them to gather the supply caches. The two dropships are loaded with your troops and manned by the Netu pilots with the Voidsinger taking command. In a whirling of dust they lift off and speed away into the sky. You almost worry about sending them so far from yourself but your worry is shortlived. You can feel them clearly, your power grown great enough that they are bound to your will and commands.Your new flock of Gargoyles spring into the air and flap away to scour the canyons and cliffs surrounding the base. Talons and Cyclops lope out of the base and into the wilderness to begin their hunt to feed the new Cauldron.The silence of the Wormstar and the stories of the Netu was the only thing that caused you to worry. The ever present hiss and whispering that filled the silences called and gnawed at you where the choir of the Wormstar once sang unhallowed hymns.You set aside your weapons and shield then levitate into the air to hover over the Cauldron. Bathing in the fumes that roiled off the necrotic swill you focus on the memory of the Wormstar and the power that once filled you.The hiss grew louder, like static over a radio and you listen intently, the world around you fading. You hardly notice as your Talons bring the first of their hunt to the Cauldron and depart, time slipping away from you.Stretching your consciousness to the stars you probe for an answer to your silent plea but only hearing the background noise of the universe chiming away like radioactive clockwork. Through it all you still sense the whispers where once glorious hymns rang out. You focus on the whispers, trying to draw out some word or sense from them but they slip from your grasp like mist on a wind.>cont
>>43225363Read this in the archives, nice to finally participate.
>>43225363You are nearly ready to give up for the time when you feel something....twitch in the whispers and echoes. Something feels your attempts and turns its gaze to you. You catch a briefly glimpse of squirming wet flesh and a smooth dome of pale bone. You feel recognition in the gaze but just as quickly as it appeared you lose your grasp on it.Your body jerks as you return to awareness and you nearly drop into the Cauldron below. Drifting away from the Cauldron you lower yourself to your feet and see the pile of corpses that grew during your meditation.Even the dropships have returned and you realize you've been out of awareness for several hours now.>Cont with hunt and cache results>>43225433Glad to have you!
>>43225506THE WORMSTAR YET LIVES!
>>43225506So I'm kinda curious, what exactly IS the Wormstar? Is it a non corporeal spirit of all necro kind, or an actual physical astronomical object like a planetoid of some sort? Wonder where it came from now.
>>43225645It's the Wormstar, man. There's nothing to be explained.
>>43225712>>43225645Glad we're on the same page anon
Akka-Tor - Arc?Jadyk - SolarOsjic Jobber - Void?
>>43225506Your Talons and Cyclops proudly display the array of animals they hunted at your command. Cliff-jumpers, raptorsnakes, and even several harpoon-beasts all await the Cauldron. At your command the Talons haul the creatures into the Cauldron, feeding the greedy mind within.You pat a Talon approvingly on its smooth dome of a head and it hisses in simple pleasure. Your soldiers were quite the talented hunters, the Cauldron receiving a feast.Gained: 90BEmerging the surface where night has fallen you find your enslaved Netu unloading crates and barrels from the dropships. They see you approach and they straighten, the Voidsinger leaving the dropship to meet you."Secured several caches exactly where the Daggers said they would be. Mostly fuel and ammo. I did find out from one of the pilots that there is a small base on the moon of this planet. They stashed a garrison smaller than this one with a handful of other dropships and fighters," the Osjiic glances at the Netu you feel guilt leaking from, "They had hoped to keep it a secret from you but they sent a message to the moon-base when you attacked. They know they've been overrun but they have no communication with the Clan yet. They do not seem to have FTL-communication."You pat the Voidsinger on the shoulder even as the trio of Netu on the base suddenly fall, convulsing in agony, "Well done. You may yet keep your mind when you truly join my army," you say as you walk past to examine the contents of the recovered cachesGained:>25 Fuel cannisters>Weapon caches: 60M worth>6 Automated blaster turrets>4 Hoverbikes (13 total now)>10 Heavy Blasters
>>43225848Well Time to scrub that base out Now once we have more troops isn't it?12 talons4 stingers4 gargoyles1 troll with meleeSave the rest
>>43225904Fine by me
>>43225848Stockpile:>100B>145M (Mine production is 40M a day now)What shall you do now?>>43225645>So I'm kinda curious, what exactly IS the Wormstar? Is it a non corporeal spirit of all necro kind, or an actual physical astronomical object like a planetoid of some sort?Yes. The Wormstar hungers
>>43225904Looks good (I honestly don't have the head of crunching numbers, thanks for the assist)
>>43225904Sounds good, do you want to arm the talons and stingers with anything? And on the subject of weaponry, we ought to reverse engineer those heavy blasters right about now.
>>432259483 talons with flensersstingers are fine as isand agreed descontruct a bike and some heavy blasters, Set up the turrets around our base.
>>43225931How does our own body look? Can we use our stockpile to regenerate some of our power?
>>43225943Allow me to help.>12 talons, 60B>4 stingers, 20B 8M>4 gargoyles, 12B 4M>1 troll with melee, 12B 3MTotal Cost: 104B 15M
>>43225978We've got so much metal lying around now, though, even more than our accumulated biomass with a steady income. We can easily afford to arm all our drones to the teeth.
>>43226024>>43225998arm then. I was trying to get roundish numbers of minion for squads. Also I kinda wanna make a hover bike necro style.
>>43226054>Undead hover bikersOh hell to the yes. And about arming them, we can equip all the talons for 24M, why don't we equip the stingers with thumpers for 12M? Might as well designate the troll as a melee unit.
>>432259857" human skeleton wearing plate armor that looks like its made of chitin and stone. Think Destiny Hive>>43225931Seeing a lot of support for creating new troops and arming them. Also for researching hoverbikes and heavy blasterRoll me 1d100, best of first 3 for research and reverse engineering(sorry for delays, busy night)
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>43226211Rolling
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>43226211Been away for a while, glad I found this!
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>43226211
>>43226211btw you do get a bonus to this roll due to the help of the various engineers you have control of>Arm all Talons with Necroflensers, Y/N?>Equip Stingers with weapons, which? (10 already wield bone rifles) Y/N?
>>43226280>>Arm all Talons with Necroflensers, Y/N?Y>Equip Stingers with weapons, which? (10 already wield bone rifles) Y/N?Y
>>43226280Arm everything with as much weapons and armor as they can use
>>43226280>Arm all Talons with Necroflensers, Y/N?if it doesn't impact melee? >Yif not half n half>Arm all Talons with Necroflensers, Y/N?>Equip Stingers with weapons, which? (10 already wield bone rifles) Y/N?10 with thumpers
>>43226280>Arm all Talons with Necroflensers, Y/N?Y>Equip Stingers with weapons, which? (10 already wield bone rifles) Y/N?Y
We should try to lore out the other voidsong and capture him at some point. Can our voidsong come up with a good excuse to lore him?Also is it possible to make a caldron built specifically for researching things? Like it can't build for shit but we get a big boon to understanding things put in it
>>43226372I'm liking the research cauldron.We will call it The Think Tank!
>>43226420Fuck. Yes. (everyone knows puns are a Lich's preferred form of humor)
>>43226456>everyone knows puns are a Lich's preferred form of humorI can verify that this is, in fact, true.
>>43226474One of my favorite encounters ever was with a Lich that kept making puns in a Chinese-esque manner where they were meticulously thought out and contained layers of references that only people familiar with ancient literature would understand. He just kept getting more and more pissed as the jokes flew over our heads until finally our Bard succeeded on his knowledge check and laughed. Diplomacy was easier after that.
>>43226280YYArm 10 with thumpers and the rest with rifles.
>>43226655>226655Trip dubbs!That must add some kind of boost right?>>43226420Also the think tank is a must. It's just too good to pass up
>>43226280Your Cauldron seethes with the new biomass as it breaks it down and quickly reconstructs it into your undead soldiers.New Troop Totals:>Talons: 60 (All with Necroflensers)>Cyclops: 10>Stingers: 35 (10 Bone Rifles, 10 Thumpers)>Gargoyles: 20 (10 Smoke, 10 Explosive)>Trolls: 15 (all ranged, 3 with melee weapons)>Enslaved Minions: 5 Human miners, 1 vorh miner, 1 Osjiic Voidsinger, 1 Osjiic Commander, 1 Netu Engineer, 2 Netu Commander, 2 Netu Pilots, 1 Vorh Engineer, 1 Osjiic Weaponcrafter, 2 Human EngineersStockpile:>0B>25MAs the new troops pull themselves free you turn your attention to these new weapons your minions brought you.>cont>>43226372>>43226420I was actually thinking of something similar to the Think Tank. It's possible, I'll allow it
>>43226713The weapon they called the Heavy Blaster was a larger version of the arm-mounted solar blaster that the Netu used. Instead of a single beam of concentrated energy the heavy version fired a pulse of beams that to the naked eye looked as if a solid continuous beam. You take apart the samples you have and with the assistance of the engineers you believe you grasp the concept quite well.One of the damaged hoverbikes is disassembled and explained to you as you watch over their shoulder. You had known about hover tech but hardly gave it much thought in your old fleet. After seeing how reliant on vehicles your victims were you knew you should adapt and adopt this new tactic.Secluding yourself with the Cauldron you plunge your hands into the liquid and work, dissolving the weapons and reshaping them.>Created Flayer>Large reconstructed or powerful undead units can use this weapon of rippling bones and necrotic crystal to focus and channel a beam of powerful necrotic energy. Can fire as a continuous beam until the weapon overheats and must cooldown or fired in short pulses to prolong overheating. The necrotic energy is equally powerful against living and armored targets stripping away layers of flesh and metal. Cost: 6M>Created Chariot>Remaking the hoverbike to fit your aesthetic tastes and reconstructed technology you've created a sleek device of deceptively sturdy metal and chitin. Requiring a single unit to pilot it can carry two medium sized units as gunners or a single heavy unit. Fast and nimble it is powered by several necrotic charged Cauldron crystals. Cost: 10MBy consuming the mundane versions you pull from the Caulron three of the heavy Flayers and set a group of Talons to pull out and assemble the parts for two chariots.>3 Flayers (Only Jadyk, "hero" units, and Trolls can equip>2 Chariots>-10 Heavy Blasters>-4 Hoverbikes
>>43226586Thats sounds awesome.
>>43226819How about an undead brain bug that does the research, tactics, and commanders?
>>43226819What would you like to do now? Dawn is near breaking.
>>43226953Take out last osjic base, then moonbase.
>>43226953Attack the Osjic then the rest of the planet
>>43226953Ah, the great question of what to do in a civ quest when you've run out of pressing matters to address.How about we fortify our mine into a structure worthy of our greatness? I'd be down to set up a concealed bunker/tomb palace if that's possible.
>>43227018what are Osjic outpostVelu moonbaseColonyus lacking a fleet.
>>43227035My concern is that we won't be able to openly attack any of the other power players on this world without incurring a response. Thus far in the quest our secrecy has kept us safe, but once we start wiping entire settlements off the map we're probably going to attract quite a bit of attention. I want our bases to able to withstand a direct and substantial assault in case that happens, because we'll be in deep shit if we lose our cauldrons.
>>43227093well we still have that osjic out post and lunar outpost, if the lunar outpost blabs we're fucked, but we can't reach it without taking the last of 3 osjic spotter posts out.
>>43226953THINK TANK! We will soon come to fight the other voidsong and We need to have a think tank up and running before that so we can figure him out completely
>>43227154Yes yes think tank.What do we need to build that?
What the fuck happened to the archive of the second thread?40 votes, +4 points.
>>43227093>>43227145We need a cover story. If news gets out the we are back we will have half the galaxy on us. We need to appear to be a new but not undead faction
>>43227218>40 votes, +4 points.Down/upvote fags fighting
>>432272191. Not going to work2. This palce is for the moment cut off.3. We can blame the last osjic outpost falling on the Dagger clan and the moonbase falling on the Osjic. Once this world is claimed we can build a fleet and vanish. This world has one major settlement. We take it we're golden.
>>43227093I should clarify that Horizon's Drop the planet only has the colony as its only settlement. The rest of the planet is unsettled and mostly unexplored. There is a more temperate area near the equator coasts with large rainforests and swamps.>>43226819Looks likeAttack the Osjiic Outpostwith talk of>Creating fortified safehouse>Creation of "Think Tank" CauldronDo all three?>>43227254>>43227218I think someone got mad I forgot to tag it as a Quest. it was -4 a few days ago
>>43227275Yes, save an osjic corpse for moonbase fuckery if the Dagger come calling.
>>43227275>Do all three?Yes
>>43227275Sure let's do all three, on that note, do can we still keep absorbing lifeforce to regenerate our body to grow stronger?
>>43227275Yes to all three.It never ceases to amaze me how much some people just fucking hate quests.
>>43227275Attack Osjiic OutpostandStart fortifying safehouseandCreate Think TankRoll me 3d100 pls, best of first 3 rolls
Rolled 77, 68, 57 = 202 (3d100)>>43227425
Rolled 29, 17, 7 = 53 (3d100)>>43227425HWG
Rolled 56, 95, 49 = 200 (3d100)>>43227425PROGRESS!
>>43227425You send your will through your troops and minions and they mobilize from both bases. Even the Osjiic Voidsinger climbs into a dropship alongside a Troll toting a Flayer that hums with energy.You send a thought to the Voidsinger, telling him to make you proud and you detect a hint of amusement from him but yet no resistance to the order to attack his former comrades. The Dropship takes off and only stops to collect a portion of your troops from the Mining base.The Chariots drop from the underside of the dropship as it flies low to the ground and take off with Stingers riding with Bone Rifles and thumpers. The dropship lands behind a ridge of rocky hills and the Osjiic tells the Netu pilot to hold until they called for them.Gargoyls swoops over the base from a high altitude, dropping pale grenades that crack open in billowing clouds of smoke. The Osjiic start to shout and one dashes for their radio but a Cyclops watching from the nearby hills pins the soldiers hand to the radio with a well placed spine of bone.The Chariots swoop in and the Stingers fire their thumpers launching more smoke grenades into the chaos of the camp. The Voidsinger charges alongside Trolls and Talons as they run through a desperate spray of bullets that ricochet off their shields.As they ran a sphere of roiling Void energy forms in their hands and they cast the erratic sphere out. It collides with the plasteel pallisade and the wall crumples in on itself and falls at the creation of a temporary but powerful gravity well. Talons flood in along with the Stingers and swarm over the unlucky Osjiic that valiantly try to fight back.Soon though they were overwhelmed and subdued or slain. You turn your attention back to matters closer at home as they loot the camp and secure their prisoners.>roll 1d100 best of first 3 for looting>Cont
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>43227720
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>43227720I AM THE GRATEST
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>43227720
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>43227720Delicious loot.
You know, there is something I'm curious about, what is it that inspired Jadyk to be so loyal and have so much faith in the Wormstar? Something must have happened to inspire such devotion, even when there is doubts about whether it still exists.
>>43227768The wormstar created us.We were a grub once.
>>43227768It's because we stand to gain more power by using it. For now
>>43227733Oh a trip of dubbs. Dose that boost rolls?
>>43227720As your troops to deal with the last of the Osjiic outposts you send your attention to the Mine where Jor kept the recently enslaved miners busy. They shot him glares and refused to speak to him but they obeyed his commands after a Talon obeyed his command to attack one of the miners when they refused to work in your absence. The Talon was only for show but you approved of his methods.A Talon approaches the stout dark-skinned man where he was tending to one of the large drilling machines and speaks with your voice, "Jor, a word if you will," causing him to yelp and jerk, dropping his tool and smacking his head as he crawls backwards out of the innards of the machine.He stares wide-eyed at the Talon as he stands, "Lord Jadyk?"The Talon sways on its feet like normal but your voice issues from it once more, "Who else would it be? Your father?"Jor blinks and manages a weak chuckle more for you benefit than any sense of humor at the bizarre situation, "W-what was it that you required?"You share with him your desire for a place you knew would be safe. A fortress that would shield you until it was time for you to leave. He says the Mine could be expanded and reinforced. The former foreman of the mine even goes on to suggest turning your old prison into the basis of a fortified bunker deep in the mountain. Caught up in his attempt to please you he even says the Cauldron could be move there as well to keep it safe and hidden.The Talon is silent for several long moments, "That is not a bad idea Jor. I'll leave it in your capable hands.""T-thank you, Lord Jadyk, I'll do my...oh," he trails off as the Talon ambles off as your attention turns away. Jor sighs and runs fingers through his hair before moving off to speak with the other living miners.>Creation of Bunker started>Daily Mine: 40M, Total: 65M>Cont
>>43227842And? We aren't one now, and I doubt the Wormstar is currently in any condition to take back what it gifted us.>>43227917Really? From how it is currently sounding, the Wormstar is not only a God of Death, but is now also a Dead God, or at least, so weak that it is possible that we are now the strongest between us.
>>43228019There is something that needs to be known about entities like the wormstar.It can die. It can't because it's never alive.Let me explain. First death is not the opposite of life, it is only the absence of it. And just as cold is not a force of its own but just the absence of heat death is not a force of its own.Death is the neutral state. It is the zeroThe wormstar is not if death but of a force that is the opposite of life in every way. It is the negative numbers hiding behind zero. So because it's not alive it can be killed. It can however be divided by i I think. It's my interpretation at least
>>43228126*cant dieFucking autocorrect
>>43227951Loot:>Osjiic weaponry: 15M>Advanced Sensor Tower (damaged)>Transport>Turret gun (damaged)>Scrap metal/salvage: 30M>Corpses: 45BCaptives:>3 Osjiic soldiers>1 Osjiic EngineerNow something important about this Think Tank. For this to work you must sacrifice several living beings for the Cauldron. It will rip the technical knowledge from the sacrifices as it consumes them to fuel itself. Or it can form into creation and copy the current knowledge stored within Jadyk and the Cauldrons currently and will add to this knowledge as it progresses and learns.Do you wish to sacrifice your Enslaved Engineers?>Y/N?
>>43228228>N because we will need the once we leave.
>>43228228>YWe should be able to take the cauldron with us, right?
>>43228228>YChanged my mind, fuck em
>>43228228What about one that study's the biology of a creature? Like you put a creature in it and it will figure EVERYTHING about how it works and what aspects of it we can use and how best to use them. How about two cauldrons The think tank that study's the bio of a creature And the Tinker Taylor that studies the tech and tech knowledge
>>43228335This. I like this idea more. We need a bio study tank for more complicated creatures, ones with counter study measures, and to find something we might have missed the first go around
>>43228228YCan it study anything and everything?
>>43228228You feel your Cauldrons pulsing with power and potential and you feel it is time to recreate one of the keys to previous success as a galactic terror.You personally forge and shape the metals you need within your large Cauldron, infusing the very metal with necrotic energy, the sigils and runes carving themselves in the metal. You spend your time perfecting the complex shell of twisted metal as you wait for your latest captives.Once the dropship arrives and deposits its cargo of loot and bodies you have the Trolls escort the human, vorh and osjiic engineers down into the Cauldron room. They are kept silent by the shards but you feel their terror growing as the twisted shape of your "Think Tank" rises up from the bubbling liquid.You nod to the Trolls and they shove the sacrifices into the pit that froths and leaps at their struggling. You feel the newborn cauldron pulsing with power as it rips the knowledge and skills from the sacrifices, mimicking the imprinted knowledge of its sibling Cauldrons.You watch over it as it sorts through its new memories and thoughts before it reaches out blindly with its own created will. You reach out and place a skeletal hand on the black metal and the hovering container of necrotic fluids jerks but grows calm as you bind it to yourself.You feel its mind adjust to its brand new existence before you feel its words in your mind, <This one is ready to serve and learn for you, Lord Jadyk. The Think Tank is at your service.>>Created Think Tank>A creation of twisted necrotic infused metal the Think Tanks are similar to a Cauldron intelligence but dedicated to the study and research to aid their master. Think Tanks give a bonus to studying new technology and/or biological samples and finding ways to incorporate them in your soldiers, weaponry, and technology. They can control units either in aiding research or battle situations. They are also vital to the piloting and controlling of your eventual starships.
>>43228611Op, synonyms are your friend man.
>>43228611Good. Now it's time to take out the osjiic ship with the other voidsong on it.
>>43228611>Lost Osjiic Engineer, 3 Human Enginners, 1 Vorh Engineer>-30MStockpile:>45B>60MI think I better call it here folks. I hope folks had fun, sorry about my delays and lackluster posts.Thread is archived, please vote for it if you can: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsI'll stay a bit to answer questions before I turn in.>>43228644(I'm tired and sick, forgive me. I try to be better)
>>43228743Sorry, not trying to bust your balls. Hope you feel better man.
>>43228743Thanks for running
>>43228743Thanks for running Graves.
>>43228743Can we got all of our flesh back and once we are fully fleshed out will we look like David Bowie?
>>43228854I... I can see us as him and it scares me
>>43228854I wasn't expecting Jadyk to get fleshed up fullybut I can dig ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWtsV50_-p4
>>43228854We're some gay shit prettyboy fuckhead?
>>43228743When will next thread be?
>>43229046Saturday at the normal time of 3-4pm Arizona time
>>43228955We won't be gay, but dam if we won't look like it
>>43229062Of course. I'm up for heading back to the Nelumbo home systems after this planet is eaten and seeing we can't dig up Akki our old fuck buddy.
>>43229106Dead or alive were getting off
>>43229219EwwwwwWe're a Necromancer not a Nec-Romancer
>>43229298Is it necro if we remake them in the cauldron beforehand? Also we ourselves are an undead. No matter what we do its necro
>>43229219Not really much difference there either way.
>>43229298Not even the dead will know peace from Jadyk's massive spear.