Down in the colony of Horizon's Drop your enslaved minions hold a subdued celebration for the return of the mining crew. Jor had told the colonists and former soldiers both Osjiic and Dagger that their tasks for the day were dismissed.Herd-beast steaks and chicken were prepared alongside steamed root vegetables and sauteed kelp. Someone managed to find a few sealed crates of beer and liquor and the Daggers brought their own ship-brewed moonshine to the gathering.There were even a few of the Osjiic grunts joining the gathering despite the protests their former commanders and more hardened veterans tried to put up. There was some tension between them and the Daggers but they knew better than to bring up old wounds.Even Jor was able to walk among them for a short-time, the colonists for once not shooting him glares and begrudgingly including him in a few conversations. Among the news and gossip he gathered was that there was a human woman that was pregnant and nearing birth. The colonists had somehow managed to cover her shifts, hiding her from Jor and the cauldron-born soldiers but tongues were loosened by drink and good food.You watch over the celebration idly, a Gargoyle perched in its roost on a pylon of atmosphere sensors. You could feel their anxieties and tensions ease as they ate, drank, and talked. While their normal fears were of little threat, you realize this release was much needed for your subjects.
>>44469507Welcome back folks, continuing from where we left off yesterdayPastebin with troop and item costs and important info: http://pastebin.com/JZBrbME1Ship builder and weapon costs: http://pastebin.com/hufscGqqList of known Star Systems: http://pastebin.com/jX0h6D6hMake 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+starsAsk.fm: http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuestStockpile:>49141B (100 Catoblepas: 3000B daily, 10 Herds: 190B daily, Hunting outposts: 150B 110 Kelp Vats: 1100B)>24334M (100 Diggers: 2000M daily, Scorched planet mining outpost, 5 Entropic Excavators 750M Daily, 15 Harvesters 900)Troop Totals:>2 Voidknight Disciples>1289 Talons (195 w/ Necroflensers, 194 w/ Sting Whips)>200 Aquatic Talons (100 Shardspitters, 100 Sting Whips)>120 Cyclops: (Venomous, camo)>70 Aquatic Cyclops (Venomous, camo, chemo)>745 Stingers (Bone Rifles, Thumpers, Bone Repeaters)>230 Gargoyles (20 Aquatic)>214 Trolls (all ranged, 10 Jumppack)>35 Crit Crawls (35 Zapper)>80 Stalkers (1 Alpha)>100 Think Tanks>25 CauldronsEnslaved Minions:>Jor (loyal)>110 Osjiic Crew members>225 Dagger Pirate members of various races>30 Colonists>1 Voidsinger (loyal)>6 Stonestar>1 Plainsrunner Osogo (In mental contact)>4 RuctuVehicles/Ships:>80 Chariots>86 Coffins>20 Support Gunships>195 Nails>16 Corvette>17 Frigates (10 in construction)>5 Osjiic disguised Frigates>4 Light Cruisers>1 Heavy Cruiser>7 EyegoresCurrent Research>Crystal Tech: Slow>Capitol Ship Research: Slow>Combat Telekinesis: Very Slow>Old Confederacy Star Charts and Files: Medium>Diver Plant: Medium>Lightning cannon: Medium>Javelin launcher: FastWorking Dagger ships:>1 Clanship Battlecruiser
>>44469507Ayo Jyoti ma main man I'm 'ere
>>44469735The Eyegore scout watching the binary star dominated by the Osjiic watches as the fleet suddenly grows with the arrival of several of the surviving and injured craft from the battle with the Ahkam. Scorch marks and craters dot the heavily armored ships, several looking like they barely held together long enough to make the FTL trip and dock with the repair yards in the asteroid belt. Your spy still occasionally overhearing talk about tracking down Estkri's missing scout fleet.On Rukor the sun rises to the sound of lamenting ructu villagers. The synchronized attack by Nekris and his ships had reduced the largest villages shrines and idols to charred craters, their offering turned to ash that drifted away in the wind. Gargoyles watch as they try their best to repair the damage but you can tell by their panic that they were frightened more by the lack of food offerings, the natives bringing out their own personal stocks of food to lay in the craters under hastily built effigies.The volcanic moon was uncharacteristically calm, the Ahkam worshiping Stonestars remaining in their caverns while the Lavafather loyalists sweep away the altars and idolts crumbled under Agona's purge. They erect their circles of standing stones as Agona sends her forces to intervene in battles on distant parts of the moon. Even the Volcano that supposedly housed the Lavafather entity itself was calm, lava flows burbling calmly down cliffs.Your ructu captives stare uneasily at the collection of five stonestars, the two groups unsure of what to make of each other as they sat in their cells silently. The ructu spending most of their time using the sigil carved stone that shows them hallucinations of space and its glories.There was much to tend to and prepare for. What shall you do?
>>44470232Start enlightening the Ructu secretly and make contact with plant planet.
>>44469507I live in eureka Missouri, I'm surrounded by floods and can't leave my house, but fuck all of that I'm going to play!
>>44470232Search for the prego Have Agona speak with the loyalist to seek information about the caverns, lets try to conduct missions exploring the caverns?Send the captives to Jadyk
>>44470877Dang dude, be safe.>>44470902The captives were transported with the lightning canon and the javelin thrower weapon and are being help down in Jadyks fortress.
>>44470232How shall you proceed?>Assist research>Create troops>Create ships>Speak to minions/captives>Speak to Generals>Control Generals>Other
>>44471219>>44471190Yeah, this >>44471219
>>44471219Unfortunately doesn't look like there's enough folks around to play tonight. Which really bums me out, I was excited to have an actual free night to runThink you'll be there Saturday?
>>44471526I say that right as >>44471495 posts.How do you plan to enlighten the Ructu?>Send back captives with dreamstone>Abduct more ructu>OtherHow do you wish to initiate contact with the plant controlled planet?
>>44471593>>Send back captives with dreamstoneEye gore move into Far range of their sensors out of stealth, send a broadcast out.
>>44471036I will. Right now I'm making a bunch of cookies to take to everyone tomorrow
>>44471593>>44471617This could work. But we should send nekris aswell to instill some terror in them? do we have any sunscale corpses left? Litter them everywhere to show them that they are abandoned
>>44471702Do you mean send Nekris with the Ructu or to the plant planet?
>>44471890No I meant the ructu planet. Have him subtly show them that the lizards are dead
>>44471593Do you wish to speak to the Ructu before sending them back?>Initiate contact with Plant controlled planet with Eyegore transmission>Y/N?>>44471985The Ructu did not know the lizards were even on their planet.The Sunscale Lizards are at war with the Ahkam and their recovered journals showed they were scouting the world because of the Ahkam presence.
>>44472038Oh! I had it all wrong in my mind then.. Sorry, I'm sleepy as hell and I just wanked like 5 times in half an hour im not thinking straightOf course we'll speak with the ructu first. Tell them to be carefull, not all may be so easily swayed by knowledge... We don't want another civil war to deal with
>>44472038and also Y to the eyegore innitiative>>44472122
>>44472038Roll me 1d100 best of first 3 (if there are three players still around)
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>44472297
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>44472297
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>44472297
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>44472297some of us
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>44472297HWG
>>44472297These beings that manipulated plant matter on a scale grander than you ever had with flesh and chitin intrigued you. Their very technology seemed based around the large tree-like growths. Curious to know more about them and why they stayed on a planet blasted by powerful radiation your Eyegore drifts closer to the planet.There were no ships in orbit, only the two on the surface entwined with the massive trees. Several of the trees were shaped into dishes of rippled wood pointed at the star as the planet rotated and there were two large landing platforms for the living ships.Your Eyegore sends out a series of messages across various channels in various languages known to you and your minions, a simple short "Hello. Peaceful contact desired. Request identity," hoping they would be able to decode the message.There is silence for a long time before a radio signal crackles from the surface, distorted by the radiation of the star. It was a simple written message in the common trade language the Confederacy and Pirate clans used."You are intruding in Armatocere territory. Identify immediately." On the surface your Eyegore catches sight of the smaller of the craft, withdraw its limbs and leaves, roots detaching from its platform but it only remains at the ready.How should you respond to this?
>>44472953Just an exploration ship wishing to meet races never before encountered. We are an Eyegore scout vessel in service of Lord Jad.
>>44473060This! The eyegore doesn't have any armaments does it? Just act friendly and ask for nothing more than an exchange of hello's
>>44472953Your captive Ructu are released from their cell by a troll with armor blacked and scorched from it's encounter with the Sunscale worker and it's rather spectacular death. It guides them to the surface, the crustaceans in awe as they look across the valley as the red sun rises in the distance. Cliff-jumper herds had begun to return now that you no longer relied on hunting them, the hexapodal creatures leaping impressive heights in search of tough grasses and shrubs.The trolls motions for them to board the waiting Coffin, handing the eldest of the fishers the sigil carved dreamstone. The ructu takes the sphere and boards the ship, starting to speak excitedly with the others as the doors close and the craft lifts off to join up with a frigate to make the jump.Once above Rukor the Coffin descends, carrying them near to where you'd initially rescued them. Awaiting them was a Stinger with a carepackage for them. The bodies of several gutted kryssers lay wrapped in large leaves with several stringers of squids and eels. To their delight is a large batch of the kelp they had grown to quite enjoy in their time in your prison.The Stinger points to the pile of trees already cut down, telling them in your voice to return to their people. It points to the dreamstone pulsing in the hands of the eldest, "Show your leaders the knowledge I have given you. Share with them the truth. The Ahkam are monsters and must be resisted. This knowledge is the first of my gifts. Keep your conviction, brave ructu. Rukor deserves better than serpents."The fishers nod and turn to begin construction of a raft to transport themselves and the sudden bounty of food back to their home village, a moderately sized one that had suffered through an attack from Nekris. The elder runs its hand across the surface of the dreamstone and you can feel his determination steeling.
>>44473261Your Eyegore grows a little nervous but keeps itself calm with your gaze upon it. It transfers another signal in response."I am an unarmed exploration craft. I search for new stars and new races to meet. I am an Eyegore in the service of Lord Jadyk. I mean no harm," The Eyegore speaking with your words to give the illusion of sophisticated thought.There is silence as the message is transferred and your answer arrives as the smaller ship, the size of a cruiser, departs the surface of the world en route for the eyegore. The scout shudders in fear, the mass of eyes twitching and darting but it eventually receives a new message as the ship drift at a lazy pace for it."We have no records of a Lord Jadyk. This system is a vital research asset to us. We are transmitting coordinates for a neutral system for more thorough introductions," a set of coordinates to a relatively nearby star arrives before the message continues, "Your craft is to leave this system or be viewed as an act of aggression."The ship drifts into weapons range as bark armor of the ship peel back to reveal a series of holes in the hull. The shields flickering into being with a nearly opaque green light around the ship, distorting your sensors from reading the craft.How shall you respond?
>>44473577This exploration craft will leave. It will take some time before my lord will move however. How long do we have?
>>44473577Leave and arrange a meetingSend Jor to ensure good first contact
>>44473577Ask who controls the system after she answers thank her then leave
>>44473577Your Eyegore gladly charges its engine as it transfers the last of its message, "I am leaving as commanded. It will take time but an envoy will be dispatched. Is this system populated?" it asks as a last second, its engines idlingThe treeship shimmers behind it's thick shield, a message arriving shortly, "Uninhabited and uncontrolled. Neutral space," it replies shortly.Your Eyegore surrounds itself in a ripple of Void energy, twisting the light around it as it departs for Horizon's Drop. They had given a time for the meet along with the coordinates, set for the next day.You clack your talons together as you plan, sitting deep in your fortress.Who do you send and how do you prepare for this meeting?(sorry for delay, had to make dinner. Eggs and bagels)
>>44474227Send Jor and the Voidsinger decked out in those exoskeletons we unlocked yesterday
>>44474227What happened to this thread?Is it just a bad day or did everyone literally abandon the quest lately?
>>44474528Busy with new years i guess>>44474227Jor and Voidsinger in a frigate with some escorts
>>44474227I think I'm gonna call it here and we can start off with the diplomacy on Saturday.Sorry for the rather uneventful night. I hope to get back into the swing of things next year.Thread is archived. I'll stick around and answer random questions if people pop in
Good night folks. Here's hoping the new year is better
>>44476504Night Grave! Sorry I missed the thread, my sleep schedule has been all sorts of fucked up so I slept all day.