Welcome back to Xenomorph Quest! Last time we Molted Grimalkin into a Queen, Scouted the Colony, created our first Gargoyle and began a tunnel to the colony's sewers. Tragedy struck as Twitch was wounded and cut off from the hive at a large ranch. Our shadow is in danger hive!Archive http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Xenomorph%20questPastebin http://pastebin.com/PGTyvDG7> You are GrimalkinWith a cold flash of fury you feel the fear and pain that your faithful, if excitetable shadow was injured. He rapidly explains what happened over the mental connection. He had seen a large group of humans leave the large farm on foot. They had been lightly armed and in his mind, no threat. He had taken the initiative and begun sabotaging their vehicles. Unfortunately one of the humans had returned and spotted Twitch, shoulder deep in a engine and had promptly fired at Twitch, wounding him severely. Twitch had reflexively returned fire with his venomous quills, killing the young human. Unfortunately the group had returned, drawn by the gunshot and the humans gurgling screams and forced Twitch to take cover and hide. He will need help to escape and the humans are highly alarmed and actively guarding the farmhouse and barns. > Twitch is severely wounded and cannot escape alone. He is currently stealthed in a old piece of farm equipment.> The farm has 6 inhabitants and 10 Farmhands. Twitch killed a young human male after being wounded. The alarm is raised and the humans will be difficult to sneak by. They are lightly armed (pistols, rifles, shotguns)> what do?> Full hive assault> Strike force (Tiny, Starscream, minions?)> OX. SAVE YOUR TINY ONE.> other
>>1064565> OX. SAVE YOUR TINY ONE.
>>1064565>> OX. SAVE YOUR TINY ONE.Get the tough man out there.
>>1064565>> OX. SAVE YOUR TINY ONE.
>>1064565>> OX. SAVE YOUR TINY ONE.Like there was any other way we were gonna do it.
> RELEASE THE OXA Earthshaking roar of rsge and hate echoes put through the hive as Ox recieves your leave to enact his rescue of Twitch. The tunnels shake as the Destroyer charges forth at full speed. Minion drones flatten themselves against the walls and dive into alcoves as Ox barrels by. You catch glimpses of him through their eyes. He dwarfs the oother members of your hive, second only to you on size.. His armor plates gleam like spiked, black mirrors, interlocking into an impenetrable shell of chitin as hard as steel. His head is coated in a thickened shell, thick and heavy it matches the rest of him. The sharp, thick tusks that jut from his jaw only serve to heighten the impression of an unstoppable juggernaut. Ox shall cleanse these transgressors from the planet. If they are lucky, it will be quick. > send miniond/hivemates as Ox's backup? (1 warrior, Tiny, Starscream, 1 heavy warrior idle)> other
>>1064641> send miniond/hivemates as Ox's backup? (1 warrior, Tiny, Starscream, 1 heavy warrior idle)Send Starscream and Tiny to stop any escaping Ox's wrath and then destroy all traces of us. None shall escape. As Ox moves in cut the power and comns
>>1064641>> send miniond/hivemates as Ox's backup? (1 warrior, Tiny, Starscream, 1 heavy warrior idle)Tiny, Star scream. Star scream can coordinate from the air and give over view for them and tiny can flank them.
>>1064641Send tiny and starscream as well.
>>1064641>Starscream to provide eyes in the sky>Tiny for being the little fister he is and helpping Ox if he trips.
>>1064641>> send miniond/hivematesYeah Starscream to spot targets. Tiny is their partner so they come was well.
After this shit storm gives pause I suggest we find a way to the oceans. We can infect some octopus or other large sea creatures then thrive and multipley in the depths safe from harm and discovery.. Until we go full Kaiju
> send Tiny and Starscream. You mentally redirect Tiny and Starscream to assist Ox, even the enormous Destroyer may need help. Tiny bows low and bolts off at a sprint while Starscream hisses and launches himself from the small hill above the hive, gaining altitude and speed as they follow the, Literal, path of destruction behind the enraged Ox. Desert trees are splintered, boulders shattered into gravel and an unfortunate tortoise is literally squashed into paste by the unstoppable charge of Ox. Vengeance is coming.> You are > Ox> Tiny> Starscream
>>1064683If we find a good sized mimic octopus. We would have the best stealth skills ever.
>>1064684> StarscreamBirds eye view of the carnage. Destroy power and coms. Then rely info to Tiny so none escape
>>1064684>> OxAs mush as I would like to fly around and watch all of this unfold. OX should get the boost from us.
> you are Ox. Destroyer of... Everything.The soft earth of these western grasslands is torn in great chunks by your feet as you continue your full speed charge towards your injured companion. Rage hot in your mind. You should have been there with him. He gets hurt without you. Why didnt he just wait for you? You feel the familiar presence of Tiny and Starscream as they follow, Tiny at a safe distance while Starscream rides the winds directly above you. You near the ranch and slow to a stop as you catch your breath, Tiny sits nearby, snorting heavily. He is insistent that even a warrior of your... size... must take a moment to plan ahead.> Send starscream ahead to scout from the air (d20)> WE DONT NEED PLANS WHERE WE'RE HEADED (Blind charge. Balls to the wall)> other
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1064727> WE DONT NEED PLANS WHERE WE'RE HEADED (Blind charge. Balls to the wall)
>>1064727>BALLS TO THE WALLS ALL DAY ERRY DAY
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1064727>> Send starscream ahead to scout from the air (d20)
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1064727>> Send starscream ahead to scout from the air (d20)They have until we finishing recovering.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1064727>> Send starscream ahead to scout from the air (d20)
> 13! Ok success!> Aerial recon!Starscream swoops ahead, gaining altitude until he is a black dot against the blue sky. You both watch through his eyes as he circles the Ranch. He spys 4 Human males attempting to repair the vehicles Twitch sabotaged with 2 more investigating the barn. He suspects the rest of the remaining farmhands are inside with the Ranch owners.> Twitch is concealed in the barn and heavily wounded.> 6 Farmhands are visible and armed with small arms (pistols/shotguns/rifles)> The Ranch house may contain additional enemies.> what do?
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1064727> WE DONT NEED PLANS WHERE WE'RE HEADED (Blind charge. Balls to the wall)Now we are become death, the destroyer of worlds. Ox should either rip one of the humans in half or slowly impale one on his new tusks. Let them know the horror their actions have wrought.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1064802>Surprise attack with Ox at the head.Have Ox rush the 4 farmhands repairing the vehicles and attract attention while Tiny and Starscream silently pick off the others when they start coming to help their comrades
>>1064802>> what do?Scream and Tiny trained for this.We, as OX, just need to start the show and keep their eyes on us.
>>1064802Have ox charge through the ranch house and just rip and tare because I'm positive that will have everyone stop what they are doing if only for a moment to see just how fucked they truly are. Tiny and Sky can take out anyone who actually manages to get away from ox
> FULL STEAM AHEAD. > You are Ox.You rise back to your feet, shakimg your immense bulk and set off at a lumbering trot that slowly accellerates into a full speed charge. Your visiom fades into a red mist as you give in to your bloodlust. Tiny circles toward the barns, headed to intercept any that seek to flee towards the barn and also to silence the two patrolling farmhands. > Roll a D20 for Ox and a D20+1 for Tiny and Starscream
Rolled 3, 7 + 1 = 11 (2d20 + 1)>>1064834ROAR
>>1064802Have Twitch escape by using Starscream aerial view to flank the barn investigator, Tiny will play mind games with the guys repairing.Starscream can help twitch and Ox will assist Tiny.
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d20)>>1064834
Rolled 11 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1064834
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1064834
Rolled 4, 14 = 18 (2d20)>>1064834
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1064834CAN'T BOX THE OX>inb4 1
Rolled 13, 2 + 1 = 16 (2d20 + 1)>>1064834MEW
>>1064834After we slaughter these hapless apes, Tiny and Starscream can gorge while Ox takes poor Twitch back home.I'm thinking that Starscream could become, essentially, a Xeno Night Fury, big enough to carry Twitch or Tiny into battle. Each of our named Xenos have been unique, and he shall be no different.
> 7. mild failure> OxYou charge forward, the group of farmhands clustered around the truck the immediate recipients of your displeasure. Your thunderous footsteps alert them to your approach however and as you roar in anger one snaps off a quick shot that impacts the soft inside of your mouthOx- 2 damage!18HP28pts armorYou roar in rage and startled pain and reflexively change direction, crushing a car to scrap metal under the weight of your charge. The farmhands use the moment to spread out and continue firing from cover, the rounds plinking from your heavy armor without effect. > what do? > Tiny> 12, slim successYou round the barn and are immediately confronted by a startled farmhand, the man barely has time for a terrified scream before you impale him on your tail spike, you lift the gurgling man into the air and grip his legs with your claws as you violently seperate your tail, splitting him into three pieces. > Go back up Ox, have Starscream run interference and interception (D20+1)> other
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1064903>Go back up Ox, have Starscream run interference and interception
>>1064903>> Go back up Ox, have Starscream run interference and interception (D20+1)
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1064903> Go back up Ox, have Starscream run interference and interception (D20+1)Can't let the measly humans get the better of us.When we're done here, we'll burn the place to the ground and steal all the cattle. No evidence.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1064903>>1064903Assuming we're able to change povs at will then I'd like to have Ox chuck the car at his aggressors.
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1064903>>1064920forgot something
> Backup!!> 16! Good success!> you are OxYou are faced by 4 farmhands desperately trying to make a mark on your armor. Their rounds ricocheting harmlessly from the chitin plates. Enough of this shit. You rear onto your back legs and grab the shattered remains of the vehicle you crushed. You turn and fling it at two of the farmhands, the men barely have time to scream before theyre pulped. Tiny greets you over the hivemind as he leaps past you, impacting a unlucky famhand and ripping him to shreds. That leaves one terrified looking farmhands desperately trying to reload his pistol. > what do? Write in finisher. Most gruesome/creative wins
>>1064976>Cannonball There's nothing more horrific. Ask any of the other Xenos.
>>1064976Capture him, then capture the ones in the house.Ask for Grim to send a clean up crew.
>>1064976> Either grab him from both ends and slowly pull him apart, or capture him and let little Twitch eat him alive.> Capture the rest. They will serve the Hive, as will the rest of this pathetic planet.
>>1064976Impale his shoulders on our tusks then have Starscream dive down and bisect him head to groin or dive right through him in the mouth and tear out the bottom , have our giant tongue eat his heart
>>1064976How loud can Ox roar now? At about 200dB sound becomes loud enough to kill, if Ox can reach that I say we grab the poor bastard and give him a good roar in the ear. Either that or have Ox channel his inner Vlad the Impaler and have him bring back the guy impaled ass first on his tusks to use as a breeder. Of course they'll have to go slow to make sure he doesn't sink too fast and die during the trip.
>>1065072Instead of roaring just have him burp.
> Finish him!You rear back onto your back legs, grabbing the horrified humans back legs in one massive claw while you grip his torso in the other. You can see the terrified humans inside the house watching with tears in their eyes and one young female screaming "Johnny! NO!" As you tighten your grip and pull in both directions. The humans agonized scream cuts off with a gory rip as you tear him in half. You idly toss his top half through the front window, earning another round of horrifed shrieks and inneffective gunfire. You snort in contempt.Tiny jumps as a rifle round puffs the dirt near where he is currently devouring his freshly disemboweled farmhand. Your baleful gaze swivels to the other human who had been patrolling near the barn, he stands tall on the roof of the barn, frantically working the bolt of his rifle. He never see's the black streak that passes within inches of him. You watch proudly as his rifle drops from nerveless hands. He drops to his knees, his torso begins to slide away diagonally before he drops from the roof with two wet thuds.> Ranch has been secured but farmhouse is still occupied with 4 farmhands and 5 family members. > Take them alive> Slaughter them all.> other
>>1065144>> Take them alive
>>1065144> Take them alive
>>1065144>Fuck with them mentally, using the screeching and shit. Then make them offer people up, and take each alive.
>>1065144> Take them alive.> Have a couple drones come collect and herd the cows.> Burn the farm to the ground.>>1065160Eh, if we go overboard with it, they might just kill themselves.
>>1065144>take them alivespecifically implant them with chestbursters and then let them back into the colony
>>1065144>> Take them aliveYou sever the hive now. Make the moomoos grow!
> take them aliveYou eye the terrified humans inside the ranchhouse. You can see them, huddled around the severed torso of "Johnny" where a weeping young human female is desperately trying to wake him up. You bring your head into the shattered window and roar as loud as you can. The humans immediately collapse to the ground, covering their bleeding ears and flailing around weakly. Tiny and starscream bound inside past you, rapidly securing the humans in resin.> Ranch captured! You have acquired 9 human hosts and 67 cattle. > what do? Write in?
>>1065267How many eggs we got?
>>10652943 drone eggs and 2 warrior eggs
>>1065267> Make more eggs!
>>1065267> Call in reinforcements to collect the cattle.> Ox takes best buddy home with all of the dead farmhands to eat.> Tiny and Starscream go back to the Hive to gorge.> Use the five farm hands as hosts for the new eggs. Save the rest for the next batch.> Once the farm is cleared out, burn the place to the ground. Remove all trace of both human and xeno presence.> In a couple days, Twitch and Tiny can come and investigate, to see if Col-Sec is present. If so, perform more psychological warfare. Maybe mention the dead Abels?
>>1065267Whelp we can take them back egg them and feed the new people. Get this hive's members grown and ready for the town.
>>1065308Use the youngest ones as Warriors and everyone else can be a drone. The leftovers get added to the food pile.Also I think we need another Builder, maybe call him Ross, to start camouflaging Ox up. Add some happy little trees.
>>1065332Actually like this plan a lot more than mine.
>>1065336Kek. Bob does need a competent helper, so maybe a Heavy Drone hatched from one of the cows?>>1065341Danke. I figure that we're trying to play the long game, and so long as the humans only suspect a /human/ enemy, we will be able to move somewhat freely. But we can't let anymore slip-ups happen. There's too much at stake.
>>1065267I like this>>1065267> Call in reinforcements to collect the cattle.> Ox takes best buddy home with all of the dead farmhands to eat.> Tiny and Starscream go back to the Hive to gorge.> Use the five farm hands as hosts for the new eggs. Save the rest for the next batch.> Once the farm is cleared out, burn the place to the ground. Remove all trace of both human and xeno presence.> In a couple days, Twitch and Tiny can come and investigate, to see if Col-Sec is present. If so, perform more psychological warfare. Maybe mention the dead Abels?
>>1065363We should leave a message like "Yah'OOT'Jah's were here. Not Xenos'
>>1065388Maybe some kind of gang symbol. The blood boys or something.
>>1065395>yfw it's just a picture of Tiny, but he's thirty feet tall and rockin' some serious abs.
My vote is still for upgrading the fliers with active camo speach and psychological warfare. Or into egg/face hugger cariers. Just think of 5 fliers dumping a load of 20 face hugers into the airvents of the hospital at night step 2? Step 3 profit
> Ox and Twitch reunion timeWhile Starscream and Tiny stack the resin entombed humans in a neat pile you have more pressing issue, your tiny companion and a nap. For starters. You send a mental message to Twitch. Its safe, come out already. From a secluded corner of the barn a small figure emerges, limping toward you rapidly. Twitch burbles happily and nuzzles your enormous snout. He has a partially healed crater in the carapace on back leg. You growl softly and allow him to clamber onto your back, resting between two armor plates. Lets get you back home.As you head back to the hive, Tiny and Twitch riding atop the pile of captured humans, you send a message to the minions telling them to bring the newly acquired cattle to the rest of the herd along with the bodies of the slaughtered farmhands. You leave behind smoking rubble and shattered vehicles. The large amount of bullet shells on the ground would lead Col-Sec to believe it was the work of human thugs or raiders looking to supply their ships.> how do we want to use the eggs?Also, have Grimalkin rusb egg production? (10 small eggs, 5 warrior) will stall egg production for a day.
>>1065440let's start by using 10 of the cattle with small eggs and the 5 other warrior eggs on humans.Grimalkin doesn't have to rush really it would reduce the qualiy of the eggs likely and would be detrimental to a potential "evolution" of Grimalkin in the future.if we lay low for a bit we could setup some infrastructure and organized two team lead by either Tiny or Twich and have Bob receive more Drone to make a lot of tunnels and defenses in case of a counter attack.We don't really need to be more than a hundred right now since it would cause food shortage and would lead us to unorganized rushed attacks.
>>1065440poop out the eggs Grimalkin but slowly, No rushing.
>>1065440Let's not rush the Queen. Use the eggs we got now on the humans and then the next eggs can be used on the cattle.
>>1065440no need to rush yet. we can rush the eggs before we attack the colony if we need to but right now we're in no hurry.
> Do not rush egg production> you are OxYou make your way to the hive entrance after several hours. Tiny and Starscream begin unloading the hive as your hives new Builder and a pair of minion drones emerge. The Builder cradles Twitch gently and rushes him to the Nest of Healing after you remind him, pointedly, to be careful with twitch. You take your vigil by the hive entrance and fall into a deep, well deserved sleep...> inside the egg chamberTiny and Starscream finish securing the humans to the wall and begin placing eggs in front of the chosen few. The rest can wait their turn.> 3 drones implanted> 2 warriors implanted> No eggs remain.> 35% progress on deep tunnels(Bob)> Tunnel to Colony Sewer completed! 4 minions idle now.> Switch to?
How does armor work, anyway? Is it a flat number that damage needs to surpass to affect the HP pool or is it an ablative value that is reduced before HP? It's a flat resistance value, right?Was it ever explained?
>>1065519> Switch to?Tiny, let's make those minions earn their pay
>>1065519Let's have those minions(and everyone really) get some food in their bellies, then help Bob out. >Switch to Grimfandingo because I forgot how her name is spelled.We need to poop out another builder.
>>1065535we already made another builder when were Bob, we currently have two.We could switch to him maybe and work on a shaping chamber.
>>1065519>Have two minions helping Bob>the rest can herd the cows.Use the communal area to have all the other morphs to look into the memory of the attack/Twitch to see how the human reacted and learn something.
>>1065547Oh yeah, let's do that.Maybe XenoQM could conveniently mention if that other builder is ready to mutate yet?
>>1065527Ive been meaning to update the pastebin to explain armor. Its basically ablative.
>>1065519Everyone feed in shifts. Then we work on getting those 67 moos.
Ohhhhhhh fuck okay hear me out ya'll!We get that other Builder mutated up to Bob level.He fuckin' nails the camo department, annoys the shit out of Bob, and turns Ox into an actual fucking hill with foliage and shit. Then we invent the fucking wheel!
>>1065519>>1065519> Drones not occupied with shepherding duties will assist Bob.> Switch to Starscream or Tiny.> GORGE!Gotta get a move on the evolution train.By they way, I've found the perfect mutation/breath weapon weapon for Starscream; Chlorine Trifluoride.A chemical so violently reactive that it will vaporize rocks, make water explode (releasing a cloud of acids), burn asbestos and ignite glass and sand on contact. Oh, it’s byproducts are carcinogenic, too...WE ARE WINGED DEATH! DESTRUCTION IS OUR PURPOSE, AND HELL OUR HOME!!!
> You are Bob.. if I read the counts right. You haul yourself from the tunnel. Your personal project is more intensive than you thought. You wave 2 minions into the chamber and they are followed by your younger match. The smaller Builder bows low and hurrys to assist the dronez to insure the tunnels quality.You grab a bite to eat and contemplate the various projects you could accomplish today. You check in on Twitch, currently floating in a healing pod being tended by biomechanical limbs. Efficient and precise. Just like yourself. You snort proudly and continue on. > build something?
>>1065603It sounds like it would melt his face when he tried to do it, too. Maybe stay away from the stuff that would probably kill itself to use.
>>1065605Build a goddamn cannon. One we can strap to Ox's back.
>>1065617Sooooo build a Shaping Chamber and THEN a fuckhuge cannon?
>>1065623Yeah I'll back bio weapon lab.
>>1065605> Shaping Chamber.> Also, an expanded larder with means of keeping food safe for consumption for longer periods.I'm assuming that the Xenos have just been keeping the meat sealed in resin until its chow time.>>1065614Ah, but the beauty of it is that Starscream could also get a Chemical Resilience that makes him immune to his own weapon.If folks aren't thrilled by the idea, we can still make fucking bio-bombs with the stuff in it. This shit is worth investing in, just for the sheer destruction it'll cause. And its not like we have to worry about a little acid.>>1065623> Shaping Chamber> Cannon> Shells loaded with Chlorine Fluoride.
>>1065623....Yes that's what I meant exactly.
>>1065641>And its not like we have to worry about a little acid.Other than the fact xenomorphs are not in fact chemically nonreactive and can be burned by certain acids. And keeping in mind that the stronger the xenos get the stronger everything else will have to get to balance it out. And it's a little unfair to the hoomans since their shtick is ranged weaponry and being clever, we start using tons of ranged attacks and it pretty much emasculates them. Well, until they start orbital bombardments and artillery barrages. But that beats everything.
Should also keep in mind the other room options from the pastebin.> Secure egg chamber (Crafted doors and thick reinforced walls ensure safety of Eggs and security of captured hosts) > Throne chamber (Highly secure, easily defended Central room housing the Queen) > Underground pools (allows access to underground aquifers, who knows where they lead?) > Sparring chamber (increases combat ability of warriors and drones. +1 to combat damage) > Communal area (allows xenos to socialize more easily, a large open space with many incoming tunnels is good for surprises too)> Pool of knowledge (allows a hive architect to research new mutations and apply them to create new egg varieties)*this allows advanced mutations to instantly be created by a host instead of running through their whole mutation process.IE; allows you to create praetorian eggs or shadow eggs or Brute eggs.> Murder holes (concealed tunnels throughout the hive allow rapid redeployment and ambush opportunities)
>>1065656B-bu-but my overpowered Aliens!I just like throwing in shit like this. You have to admit, it would be fucking terrifying being caught on the wrong end of the stuff.
> Glorious Weapons! You take a moment to inspect your claws. They have served well and you know they would rend flesh in combat. But what you've seen in the Hivemind from the engagement with the humans, they may not be sufficient. You must improve your hives capability. You must keep the advantage in combat.You come across a wide chamber, large enough to easily fit even Ox's bulk three times over. You clack your claws in preperation and set to work> roll a d20 for Shaping chamber creation
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1065681
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1065681
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1065681After this, Bob should get to work on the Throne Room and Egg Chamber.
>>1065671Yeah I would shit my pants, no doubt.
> 11! Slim success> Shaping Chamber created! Weapon construction possible! You step back, surveying your work. Its not your best but you are rather tired and it is more than passable for the hives needs. The chamber is filled with small stations near pools of the ready made resin used to craft biomechanical muscles and chitin. Sturdy limbs descend from the ceiling with powerful and delicate manipulators fused together to allow weapon mounting on large units. Yes. This shall bring those filthy humans low.> create weapon?> Create CUSTOM weapon (write in, d20)> Go do something else (write in)
>>1065732>create weapon?Something classic and easy to fit our warriors, retractable chitin blades.
>>1065732> Create Plasma Torch for TinyBecause Predators can suck a dick.> Create Shock Spikes for Twitch.Basically stun guns, they also offer some protection from electricity.> Create Chlorine Trifluoride Bombs.I /really/ want Starscream to have a mutation instead, but its a team effort, and so far nobody seems smitten with the idea.
>>1065754Theres actually a weapon list on the pastebin but ill add enhanced blades
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1065732>Create CUSTOM weapon (write in, d20)Acid sacks for Starscream to drop in combat
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1065759>>1065732Damn, forgot my dice. Watch 'em be shit.
>>1065759>plasma torch>a superheated gas cutting tool that would only be usable in melee>because that'll teach Yautja to use their long-range computer-assisted-targeting plasma castersI'm not following your logic here. I was going to make a joke about a gas-powered flashlight playing on "torch" but it doesn't seem British enough in here for that
> 16! Good success!> Enhanced acid bombs for Starscream! You set to work, mixing chemicals and crafting muscles and chitin. You call Starscream in and bid him to lay down, rapidly pushing his mind into adeep sleep. You incise the plates on his chest, exposing the sensitive nerves and tissues as you Integrate the controls with his nervous system. Next you craft the payload. A especially corrosive and reactive version of your own acidic blood fills 2 egg shaped chitin shells that will be mounted on his chest and abdomen.> Starscream has gained the Acid bomb custom weapon. 2 high damage bulbs that are especially effective against armored targets.> Craft another weapon (weapon list on pastebin)> craft another Custom weapon (write in, d20)> Other
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1065898> craft another Custom weapon (Daggers for Twitch, d20)
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1065938supporting Blades for Twitch
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1065898Thirding >>1065938
> 20! Critical success!> Custom blades for Twitch! You call Twitch in, minus a slight limp that fades by the minute he is mostly healed. you pick him up bodily and place him on the central station. Mentally you subvert his mind and he lapses Into a deep slumber. You repeat the process and Incise away the plates along his forelimbs, exposing the nerves and rapidly applying the biomechanical leads that will allow him to control the weapons. You craft specialized muscles and graft them to his forelimbs and encase them In chitin plates. Then you begin crafting the extending blades. Viciously sharp shards of chitin, they taper to needle sharp points after nearly a foot of razor edges. You, carefully, place them Inside their new sheaths and feel the muscles and tissues graft onto their bases. Twitch will carve a bloody path through anything he comes across.> Twitch has gained the Enhanced Extending Blades weapon! His claws have been replaced and he instead deals massive damage in close combat against unarmored targets> one more action for Bob> craft another weapon> craft another Custom weapon (D20, Write in)> other
>>1066002>Go gorge to become Architect or Weaponsmith
>>1066002Bob need to be more efficient, so >>1066006
>>1065898Supporting >>1066006We can play more with weapons later. We need to evolve again in order to unlock the really cool mutations for the troops.
> go gorge yourself. ENGINEEER TIMEyou wave twitch away as he practices controlling his new blades. He squeaks in surprise as he extends them and accidentally lodges them in the floor. You snort in amusment and lift him, tossing him bodily out. He scampers off, possibly to show off to Ox as you head toward Food storage. You feel a curious desire to fill your belly beyond capacity. You drag several large deer to a secluded corner and begin your feast...> Bob is molting into a Hive Architect.Hive Architect16hp6pts armor+Genetic Tinkering (can create advanced unit eggs with a Pool of Knowledge)+Multi limbed +Advanced Biomechanical Construction (Allows Advanced weapons and Bioconstructs)+Construction specialist (+2 to construction rolls with decreased build time)-Workaholic-Brutally efficient (will disregard safety and lives of hivemates)> Switch to and do what?
>>1066053> TINY> GORGE AS WELLBecause fuck being Tiny. He's big in every way that counts.
>>1066053> Switch to and do what?Tiny, l'ts gorge to become a Leader and then take Starscream to patrol near the farm to make sure we don't get detected
> you are Tiny! Or ARE you?You push yourself out of the communal cuddle pile, headed for the food chamber. You pass Twitch and Starscream, both happily showing off their new "Upgrades" from Bob. You snort, miffed that you werent included. Well if you cant have upgrades built for you, you can always gorge and grow some. You push away an indignant minion drone and bury yourself in food, tearing into fresh meat with relish..> Tiny is molting into a Reaver!Reaver18hp10pts armor10ft tall, 14ft long nose to tail. +Multi pronged tail+Ripping claws+Piercing tail blade(s)+Bolstering screech (drives minion warriors into a frenzy while panicking humans)+Capable leader+Commando-Reckless-Hates dogs-Little man syndrome> Thread will resume tomorrow guys :) Op is not feeling particularly hot. Stay awesome you guys!
>>1066127See ya later
We should research a way to put embryos straight into hosts...kinda like the predalien did...except we'll be brining hosts before our queen and she'll stuff them with eggs. It'll be useful as it speeds things up and allows for multiple births from 1 host. Don't waste meat.
This is what I imagined the Inner Jaws and "tongue" would look like for the mind rape/memory peak evolution. Jaw is more a beak which breaks the skull, tongue goes in and does whatever its meant to.
>>1068308So, a bit like pic? If we go with your though-eater idea, it might be better for it to be a long, muscular and fleshy tongue that ends like an octopus, with the beak in the center.Aesthetically, I think Starscream is either go to end up looking like a Xeno Dragon or like Otachi.
>>1068775fuck yes, that movie gave me an art boner like few others
> Hey guys :) sorry I have not posted today. I left my phone on the bathroom counter and literally just got home from work like 10 mins ago. Im gonna take the day off of posting and balance the pastebin/work on the story. Posting will resume tomorrow afternoon at 4-5 central time :)> feel free to leave ANY suggestions for me or ideas for stats/hive ideas. Stay awesome you guys!
>>1069520From the last post of yours >>1066127 I figured you might be sick or something. No worries though, see you tomorrow.
Definatly need to focus on the fliers air superiority is key in any modern combat. Is it possible to evo then to the point we can get to space and avoid being nuked from orbit. Then it would no longer be the only way to be sure.
Perhaps a digger form, like an enlarged worm that is made to dig tunnels or destabilize enemy structures. Idk coming up with random shit.
>>1072479If we could find some moles or snakes that might work with a drone. Really I'm surprised we haven't tried to go find another Bear and put a warrior in that.
>>1072495Probably wouldnt have the clumsy trait
Lets try to absorb humans into the hivemind like in the 4th Alien movie
>>1072479HAIL! THE CONQUEROR WORM!!
>>1072629The Clumsy trait only seems to be because he is so god's damned hueg. Like, shit, I'd expect some agility and balance issues when you're bigger than a Mack truck.>>1072951Scientists? Soldiers? Engineers? They'd need to provide something seriously worthwhile to the Hive.
I love this quest OP. Keep it up!
> You are TinyYour massive, ripping claws emerge from the fleshy cocoon. You tear your way out and stand tall, flexing new, powerful limbs. You rear your head back and release a powerful shriek of victory. You. Are. BIG.> What do?> Scout human outpost (take who? 7 minon drones, 3 warriors, 2 gargoyles, Twitch, Ox, Bob, Starscream idle)> Raid colony (specify target, raid crew)> other
>>1073953>Scout human outpost (1 gargoyle, 3 drones)
>>1073953>RUB IT IN TWITCH'S FUCKIN' FACE!>Scout human outpost (1 gargoyle, 3 drones)
>>1073975>>1073980>RUB IT IN TWITCH'S FUCKIN' FACE!>Scout human outpost (1 gargoyle, 3 drones)
> SUCK MY HEIGHT TWITCH!!!!.... also go check out that outpost (1 gargoyle, 3 Drones)You flex proudly, taking several stomping steps echoe loudly through the hives tunnels. You break Into a run, dashing along the tunnels toward the communal cuddle pile. You sneak Into the chamber, sliding a massive claw Into the pile of gently sleeping xenos, grasping a small tail and yanking him free with a terrified squeal. You lift the panicked Shadow to your head level and give a triumphant screech directly In his face. You turn and Idly toss him back Into the pile with an Indignant yelp. You mentally pressure a gargoyle and three drones to accompany you. They hastily drag themselves from the pile and accompany you. Youre hesded to Investigate that human outpost In the mountains.Several hours later you arrive near the Outpost. You know it is relatively small, a couple dozen humans at most, located a few miles down the range> Send gargoyle to investigate> group search (wait till dark)> Other
>>1074060> Send Gargoyle to investigate.
>>1074060>group search (wait till dark)
>>1074060>Gather the minions around you while you draw up a needlessly complicated plan in the dirt, prioritizing several attack patterns before,>Send Gargoyle to investigate
>>1074060> group search (wait till dark)> OtherFrom here watch too see if they have patrols or if they get visitors or deliveries, any people coming and going...
>>1074259I don't want a tie so I'm just going with >Group search.
>when we find the children of the coloney
>>1074439...Dude. Fuckin' cold.I mean, we plan on turning as many humans from the colony into hosts, to suffer a painful and horrific death after first being orally raped by facehuggers, but still.Besides, we all know that Twitch will want to 'play' with them first. They teach him how to up his prank game. Tiny will never be safe again.
>Group search. Wait till dark though.You, for some reason, begin scratching complicated and unnecessarily complec series of plans in the dirt with a claw. Then, you remember that you sre a telepathic rape-murderbeast amd relay your orders via the hivemind. You will wait until dark and then proceed to scout the outpost. > Night time fast forwardSeveral inky black carapaces creep forward toward the small collection of buildings near an opening in the mountainside. You see several possible routes. You could..> Have the gargoyle scout ahead while you advance as a group.> Have the minions investigate the Outpost while you investigate the mine entrance> Breach and clear (D20+1)
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1075132> Have the gargoyle scout ahead.> Two Warriors to the Mine entrance.> Tiny investigates the Outpost.> No one advances any further without Tiny's go ahead. Keep communication telepathic.> Do not sabotage any vehicles or machinery you find just yet. We may decide to come back later with more support, in order to capture any and all humans present.Let's get this shit done. Also, dice just in case.I'd been meaning to ask, are Starscreams wings his arms, or does he have a secondary set, like Grimalkin does? And has the rest of the Hive learned Psychological Warfare yet?When the Deep Tunnels are done, we should have Bob either take a load off or gorge again. Meanwhile, the other Builder can take over for his break and lead the other drones in erecting defenses and traps in the Hive. Gotta make sure nothing can reach the precious eggs.
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1075132
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1075132
>>1075200>>1075196...Are you voting for Breach and clear guys? Gotta put in the greentext.
>>1075202Yeah my bad.>>1075191Is for >Breach and ClearAlso check out my Time Dubs.
>>1075191Starscreams wings emerge from his back. Hes basically a runner with wings just more muscular.
> Tactics!!!> roll was only for the breach and clear optionYou wave forward the gargoyle as he takes to the air, mapping the Outpost from the air as you and your minions split up. Two drones head toward the mime entrance while another accompanies you. You see several buildings come into view through the gargoyles eyes. He sees a...> Long squat building with several bright lights emerging from Windows> isolated building with a large dish on the top and a large generator near it.> Solid looking building with one entrance and a series of bars on the windowsYour minions at the mine entrance report no movement inside it that they can see. It extends a long way.> Scout common building > scout comms unit> Scout security shack> other
>>1075351>> isolated building with a large dish on the top and a large generator near it.> scout comms unit
> Communication difficultiesYou set your eyeless gaze in the building with the large dish on its roof. You command the minion to follow you and set off, following the edge of the illuminated area. You make your way to the Comms building and peer in through the window. A lone human sits at a terminal inside. A pair of headphones are on his ears and he is intently watching a screen while sipping from a steaming mug. You bare your teeth at the humans lack of vigilance> Scout different building> MURDILATE HIM> Other
>>1075351> Scout comms unit.Yes. We want to make sure that there is no way for the colony to make any calls for help before or during our attack.I wonder if they've made any preparations for human raiders and space pirates? Increased guard patrols, curfew for citizens, spotlights at night, etc. The only person who saw us was that guard from the Abel ranch, and he was so terrified that his superiors must have thought he was tripping balls or just snapped, maybe even killed his own friend.
>>1075685If we had scouted the Col-sec headquarters we would have gotten closure on that ;)
>>1075663> Tiny scouts the security shack.> The unnamed Warrior keeps an eye on the human in the comms booth. Do not kill him, but if he leaves the booth, capture him and drag him away.I'd be fine with MURDILATE, but if someone comes by and spots blood, they'll raise an alert.
>>1075710That's fine, we can have Starscream do nocturnal aerial reconnaissance sometime in next few days. He doesn't have to get too close; all we need to know is whether they've mobilized their forces in anticipation of some kind of combat. If we can distract them by, say, triggering an explosion somewhere in the colony, our forces can then move in. Then, when we simultaneously bring down both the Comms in the colony and the Power Plant, they'll be crippled.I still want us to do one last scouting mission of the colony, to investigate both the Col-Sec Headquarters and to check out the Mayor. Don't want to find out after the fact that the Mayor or the Col-Sec commander had a separate comms unit in their building, and they managed to send out a distress call.
>Scout security bunker, leave minion to supervise comms technicianYou mentally order the minion to remain at the comms shack and monitor the technician. If he leaves or if a alarm is raised. Subdue him, alive if possible.You creep slowly towards the security bunker and peer through the barred window. Inside you see two humans animatedly gesturing with colored rectangles of paper while a third takes inventory in a small secondary locked room. > Breach and clear (Roof or front door, D20+1)> Lure a guard out (D20+1)> investigate bunkhouse> Other
>>1078326>> investigate bunkhouse
> investigate bunkhouse
>>1078326> Investigate Bunkhouse.If there's anyone sleeping, we can subdue them quickly and then drag them away.
>>1079062Or put their hand in warm water.
If Tiny molts/mutates again, we should give him Active Regeneration so he can tank wounds.Also, XenoQM, I know life can be a pain in the ass and interfere with writing, but try to set up a schedule for yourself and for anons. It might make things easier.
>or put their hand in warm waterI second this
>>1080019Truly we are creatures of darkness. We should also steal all the left shoes and pour all their chocolate milk down the sink, leave the bottles there so they know...
>>1080396Better yet, refill them with strawberry milk. That's right, you heard me.
Come on pals. Lets leave the extreme pranks to the Preds. Or the Marines depending if they piss us off enough.
>>1080402Strawberry milk isn't even that bad.replace it with skim milk
>>1080419>>Strawberry milk isn't even that bad>>USER G5NSX8KW HAS BEEN BANNED
Strawberry milk is fucking lit. Let's build pools of it in the hive so all hatchlings grow STRONK
>>1080424Do you fear my flavored milk drinking prowess, mortal? Worried my bones are thrice as strong as yours?
>>1080412If Twitch were here, he'd slap you with a trout.We are equal opportunity pranksters here!>>1080437Why do you think I was so insistent on collecting and herding the cows? Plenty of milk and meat makes for happy and healthy hatchlings.
>>1080449Chocolate milk simply reigns supreme. Silly stawberry milk-drinkers, almost as bad as plain milk!
>>1080467>implying regular milk is badThe only way you could get worse is if you said you drink almond or soy milk.You jumpy motherfucker acting like strawberry is the devil. What are you, a fascist?
Fools, your dairy game is weak.
>>1080491Dude get your genitals checked out, semen shouldn't look like that.
Oh sweet summer children human milk is best milk
> what the holy fuck happened in this thread. > implying chocalate milk isnt superior to all. Kneel before its deliciousness üntermensch.> I actually was not able to post last night after my last update. Captcha simply wasnt loading for some fucky reason. Im back now and ill be creating a twitter so I can notify you guys if shit goes fucky.> investigate bunkhouseYou turn your eyeless gaze toward the long low building in which you sense multiple humans. Leaving only the faintest of traces in the thin rocky soil you make your way to the bunkhouse, peering through a window carefully.Inside you see around ten humans either resting, talking or sitting around tables holding flat rectangles of paper and arguing good naturedly. You note that there are at least twice the number of beds as humans in the bunkhouse currently...> your minions at the mine entrance report movement coming up the mineshaft.> your minion at the comms shack reports the technician has fallen asleep.> Gather forces, tactical retreat (back to hive)> ambush night shift as they come up the tunnel (10 miners, D20+1)> Other
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1080881>Ambush night shift as they come up the tunnel (10 minders, D20+1)
> 21!!!! CRITICAL SUCCESS!!!!You make your way toward the mine entrance eager to sink your claws into human flesh. As you approach you take note of a thick cable connected the lights mounted in the ceiling of the mine. A spinning leap and slash leaves the cable in two sparking pieces. The lights immediately die while startled yells emerge from the depths of the mine.you adhere yourself to the ceiling with your minions in tow, time to hunt....You star down at the humans several feet below you. They are advancing slowly, using dim lights in a single file line. As the middle of the group passes underneath you you give the order to drop. With a grisly crunch of shattering legs you land heavily atop one miner, smashing his head into the rock while you last out with your tail and crush two miners against the wall with agonized groans. You see through the eyes of your minions as they tear flesh, shatter bones and rapidly secure the living miners in resin. With a pathetic war cry a large human male rushes you with a pickaxe held high. Amateur. You spin to the side and spear him through the middle with your tailblade. You pin the gurgling human to the ground and rip his insolent form to pieces. A terrified scream sounds from behind you as a human attempts to run and is instead tackled by the gargoyle. The mans groans and sobs of terror and pain are quickly muffled by a resin cocoon. You growl in pride of your minions. They've done well.> 7 human hosts captured. 3 dead humans.> Alarm has not been raised. What do?> Tactical retreat to the hive (alarm will be raised upon finding the miners missing)> Raid another building (d20+1, which one?)> Other
>>1080924>Bury the dead Miners> Tactical retreat to the hive (alarm will be raised upon finding the miners missing)
>>1080924Clean up the blood if it can be done, make it seems they up and vanished.We could send for minions to reach us halfway.
>>1081003>>1080940Nah nah, ya'll are thinkin' small time. We let our minions eat the dead humans for right now, THEN we take the hosts back with us.Ain't no evidence if we ate it.
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1080924> Send one of the gargoyles to capture the sleeping comms officer. His wings will be of no use in the confined barracks.> The rest of the xenos will deal with the Security building. Any guards who want their weapons will likely have to come here anyway.
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1081047I'll go with this guy,
>>1081140Thank you for saving us with a good roll. I don't think the Dice Gods like me very much.
>>1081165Trust me, after the shit rolls I had in Dragon Ball Quest I understand.
> 17! Good success!!> subdue comms officer and security guardsYou make your way towards the security shack while your gargoyle peels off toward the comms shack. You must silence their ability to call for aid. The eager gargoyle taps gently on the door with his tail until with a sleepy groan of "ughh coming!!!" The technician opens it. Whatever human he had expected to see probably didnt look like the foot of spiked chitin that pierced his thigh. The gargoyle leaps in after him and the technicians pained groans are rapidly muffled by drying chitin. Once the technician is subdued the gargoyle leaps into action, smashing panels and screens, shredding wires and crushing circuits. Meanwhile your minion drones stack up outside the security shack and take their positions as you take s running leap at the door. The secure hinges cant hope to withstand your charge as the door pops off its hinges, flattening a unfortunate guard. The remaining two guard stand rapidly and begin trying to draw their pistols while screaming at each other"PHILIPS!!!! NO!!!""THE FUCK IS THAT THING!!! KILL IT!!!"in the seconds available to them before they are overwhelmed by a tide of black carapaces one of them manages to get off a shot at you. It ricochets from the armor of your side with barely a smear. You rapidly educate him on his folly by lifting him into the air via a tailblade in the shoulder.> Security bunker has been captured> Comms shack has been destroyed> 10 humans captured> 4 dead humans (1slightly squished, 1 shredded)>Return to hive> Capture bunkhouse (D20+1)> Other
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1081315>Capture bunkhouseFuck it, go for broke.
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1081315might as well go for broke> Capture bunkhouse
>>1081341Oh jeez. Could someone else roll? I totally fucked this up. and while you roll, don't put the word 'broke' in your post.
>>1081339>>1081341>>1081345>>1081346GET OUT OF MY HEAD ANON!
>>1081349I'm sorry I swear I'm not doing it on purpose!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1081315
>>1081361Well at least we didn't roll a one.
>>1081433MAYBE YOU FORGOT!
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1081315> Capture Bunkhouse
>>1081339>>1081341>>1081666Sweet. Merciful. Fuck.Welp, guess Tiny will have to explain to the Queen that some of his team were killed because he's a glory-seeking asshole.
>>1081721GOD DAMNIT I FUCKED IT UP AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>1081728Well the rolling period is over anyway.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1081339>>1081341>>1081361>>1081666
>>1084673Best of 3 only anon.
So immediately after my last post i was permabanned because some fuckknuckle was postngg loli shit.its all cleared up now. From now on if i go awol just check out my new twitter(@XenoQm): https://twitter.com/XenoQm?s=09And ill notify you guys :) im sorry ive been such a shit op but I promise things will smooth out in the future
>>1084809U R POOPY!!!!!!! DIEE!!!
> 1!!! CRITICAL FAILURE!!!Your minions surround the bunkhouse while you take a lofty perch atop the building. You nod to the minion closest to the door. Knock it down, prove your worth. With a triumphant screech he charges the door...Only to be met with the barrel of a shotgun and a blast of hot lead into his surprised maw. The minion flops backwards, the back of his head a gaping crater. The door is rapidly barricaded with tables and beds along with the windows. Pistols and shotguns emerge and open fire onto your minions. They screech in rage and pain as their flesh is pierced and torn by bullets and shot. Your minions retreat with screeches of rage as the bunkhouse becomes a impromptu fortress.> 1 minion killed, 2 moderately wounded.What do?> Retreat (take 11 captives and fall back to the hive)> call for reinforcements (who)> CLEANSE THIS PLACE (D20+1)> other
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1084859Begin Operation shittalking.>Dude, let me in, I'm a fairy.>Don't you believe in fairy?
>>1084859>> call for reinforcements (who)Ox!
>>1084873Tiny has a napoleon complex, and is insanely jealous of Ox, he wouldn't call him.
>>1084859>> CLEANSE THIS PLACE (D20+1)dice+D20+1
Call reinforcements twitch can stelth in while we do frontal assault
>>1085097>>1085103I swear I'm not retarded.
>>1085120>>1085114>>1085108dice+[X]d[Y]+[(-)Z] in the options fieldliterally in a stickygit gud
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1085120Nope, not here either.
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1084859> CLEANSE THIS PLACE> Have one of the Gargoyles use a sonic screech to distract the marines, then Tiny drops down from above.
Im assuming the 19 was for Cleanse this place so I apologize if im wrong...> 19!!! Excellent success!!!You act quickly, these humans will pay for their insult and harm to the mighty hive. You mentally redirect your surviving drones and gargoyle. The gargoyle swoops down and shatters a window to the rear, filling his lungs and releasing a screech that not only shatters the windows but destroys the eardrums of most of the miners inside.With the miners thoroughly distracted you raise your claws and tear through the ceiling, dropping among them with single minded fury. They. Must. PAY.you face ten lightly armed miners. Most of them have their hands over their ears and are cursing "Tinnitus" as a "Cruel mistress". Perfect. Time to make an opening.You separate your tail blades and lash out at the three closest miners, your razor sharp blades cleaving limbs from bodies and heads from their necks. You leap forward and slam a miner into the door barricade, crushing his spine and shattering the blockage. Your minions pour in, leaping and slashing at any targets available. The miners attempt to put up a last stand but you barrel into their group, hacking and slashing, nailing men to the walls and ceiling with your tail blades. Your minions follow your charge, quickly overwhelming the men and painting the inside of the bunkhouse in gore.> BUNKHOUSE CAPTURED> MINING OUTPOST CAPTURED> 11 HUMANS CAPTURED> 15 HUMAN CORPSES ACQUIRED> what do?> Return to hive.> begin construction of tunnel to hive> Other
Rolled 17 (1d20)Investigate mine could be something good down there. If anything human mining equipment has to work beter than chiten
I have a vision of bobs pride and joy part cow xeno part backhoe dimond tipped claws hydraulic powered arms scop shovel tail and we shal call him frankindigger
>>1085382Yup.Still sad we lost a buddy though.
>>1085779We need to give our dead Xeno a burial. Isn't he the first Xeno we've lost?
>>1086136We can bury him inside the chest cavity of the fucker who killed him.
>>1085328> Tiny leads three or four Xeno down to investigate the Mine.> The others will clean up all the evidence of our attack, and the Gargoyle can keep a vigil for any approaching vehicles or aircraft.> We can't leave our warrior here...He deserves to be put to rest beside the Ancient Mother. Grimalkin is going to be PISSED. Doesn't matter that we were successful in capturing most of the humans and trashing the comms unit, Tiny was the commander of this mission and any lost Xeno falls on his shoulders.
>>1086186His tiny, tiny shoulders.
I never had xenoes figured for tge sentimental type but the idea of a shrin to the fallen back at the hive does sound cool.
>>1086233xenos care for there familyhumans are food and egg carriershumans are like deer to them
Ox can give us perfect cover. The mining camp was destroyed in an unfortunate rockslide.
> investigate mineYou send a minion drone to explore the depths of the mine. He darts away eagerly, crawling through the pitch darkness of the tunnels, searching for anything that can benefit the hive...He comes to a tunnel face that has a large machine at the end of it. He also notices a large metallic mineral deposit on the tunnel face. From his eyes you deduce you can gather information on one of the finds..> Digger upgrade to heavy drones and drone mutation (can tunnel through solid rock)> Mineral deposits (consuming mineral deposits can increase the general hardness of a warriors shell, warriors gain immunity to small arms)
>>1087140>> Mineral deposits (consuming mineral deposits can increase the general hardness of a warriors shell, warriors gain immunity to small arms)This is good for all of the hive
> Digger upgrade to heavy drones and drone mutation (can tunnel through solid rock)
>>1087140>Mineral Deposits (consuming mineral deposits can increase the general hardness of a warriors shell, warriors gain immunity to small arms)
>>1087140> Mineral deposits (consuming mineral deposits can increase the general hardness of a warriors shell, warriors gain immunity to small arms)The Drones can probably just be upgraded to dig faster through the Shaping Chamber or altering the eggs. This will be useful for the raid, and we won't have to worry about any more Warriors going down so easily.
Couldn't we use the digger upgrade to mine for minerals?
> WE REQUIRE MORE MINERALSthe minion returns, clutching a shiny, crystal laden chunk of ore in his claws. You direct your minions to begin gathering the live humans and begin transporting them to the hive...> Mineral Reinforcement bonus added- Consumption of mineral rich ores has increased the overall hardness of your warrior castes shells. Immunity to small arms (pistols, civilian issue shotguns) unlocked.> Shrine to the Fallen construction unlocked- the hive is expected to lose warriors and drones. These hero's will be honored in the Chamber of the Fallen Queen.Switch to? (Write in)
>>1087334Switch to Grimalkin we haven't been em for awhile. >construct shine to the fallen after deep tunnels are done
> Switch to GrimalkinYou are Grimalkin, you are currently reclinging gently on a growing lattice of biomechanical struts, the beginnings of a throne. You are reviewing Tiny's raid of the mining outpost which led to the death of a hive member. You relive the unfortunate drones last moments carefully, over and over, watching his last sights. These human "Weapons" are an advantage that cannot be allowed. You must arm your hives warriors appropiately in the future. Tiny must be punished for his brashness also. Your hive is not yet so numerous that losses can be tolerated.> Rush egg production (10 small eggs, 5 warriors, will idle Grimalkin while she recovers for a day)> Order weapon production (3 warriors, 2 gargoyles, Tiny, Ox and Twitch have open weapon slots)> Order a construction (Builder idle, Bob is at 55% progress on deep tunnels)> infest hosts (3 normal eggs and 2 warrior, 15 human hosts in stock now)> other (write in)
>>1087612>Order Weapon Production (Ox)Also I would like a list of the available weapons, I've been out of the loop
>>1087612> infest hosts (3 normal eggs and 2 warrior, 15 human hosts in stock now)and then> Rush egg production (10 small eggs, 5 warriors, will idle Grimalkin while she recovers for a day)
>>1087626http://pastebin.com/PGTyvDG7 Weapons list is at the bottom
>>1087612> infest hosts (3 normal eggs and 1 warrior, 16 human hosts in stock now)Then>Facehegger Tiny with the last warrior egg. That Xenomorphs death is on his head, so his body will incubate its replacement. He's big and tough so Tiny should survive.
>>1087612> Infest hosts.> Order weapon production.> A Spine Cannon for Tiny, shoulder-mounted like the Yautja Plasma Casters, or a set of Bio-Rockets.> Twitch gets a Quill Caster, or the Poison Mist, since he can stealth his way into position and drop in on unsuspecting marines.> Tiny gets a Spike Launcher or the Flame Caster. Later, once the Deep Tunnels are completed, he will be the one to shape the Shrine. Crafting his brothers tomb should hopefully remind him of his responsibility, and temper his aggression and recklessness with wisdom and restraint.> The second builder gets started on the Subterranean Gardens. We can grow altered plants and fungi that can benefit the Hive.Sound good? Also, I love that the Xeno's are developing personalities and identities.
>>1087963Seconded but give ox plasma launcher like the bugs shooting at the spaceships is starship troopers
I am concerned about our lack of a coubter to air support. We need to get some for of artillery or seriously invest in evolving and growing our fliers. If someone gets a distress call out we are screwed
>>1087963You have tiny up there twice lol
>>1087977Nah, we can hatch some Heavy Warriors later. Let them molt into Brutes, then give them the giant cannons and rockets so they can act as dedicated artillery and anti-air units.Ox is just..well, Ox. If we're going to give him a gun, it should be suitably big and impressive.>>1088001>>1087963Jesus Christ on a bicycle. I meant Ox.
>>1087985I do believe that our eventual goal in that regard is to have a flock of Gargoyles led by an evolved Starscream. We still haven't really if his final form is going to be a giant dragonesque beast, a Xeno-fighter jet for air superiority, a flying arsenal for supporting the troops on the ground, or a healthy balance of all three.
> Infest hosts> rush egg production> order weapons (custom spine cannon for Ox (Back mounted) and Quill launcher for Twitch (Tail mounted) along with Spike launcher for Tiny (Forearm mounted)Buèno?
And evo gargoyles
> Rush egg productionYou take a moment to inspect the small collection of eggs in front of you. Not enougj, not nearly enough to bolster your numbers fast enough. You concentrate on your egg sac and focus on producing more eggs. Its painful and exhausting but you succeed...> 10 small eggs and 5 warrior eggs laid. 13 small total and 7 warrior eggs(How do we infest? 15 human hosts, 112 cattle)
>>10883308 small eggs and 7 warrior eggs get humans and 5 small eggs get cattle.
5 warriors in humans 2 in cows. A few more cow drones for builders. The rest human drones
>8 drones implanted>7 warriors impanted> 5 heavy drones implantedWith terrified screams the humans sre implanted with your vicious progeny, the cattle are subdued and implanted while completely immobilized. The heavy drones that arise from them will greatly benefit your hive. You rest from your efforts, exhausted. > Order weapons (Spine cannon for Ox, Quill launcher for Twitch, Spike launcher for tiny) or are there any other suggestions?
>>1088650Personally I think starscream should eat until their evolution
>>1088667Seconded and other gargoyles
> Order Starscream to moltYou push into the minds of your hive, singling out Starscream and several minions. You know the humans cannot take to the skys without their machines so you will rob them of that advantage as well. You order Starscream to an isolated chamber and command the drones to bring him food, as much as he can eat. Starscream happily tears into the food, cramming his belly to capacity and more, his new form will rule the sky...> Starscream is molting into a Fury (Unique)12hp6pts armor12ft tall 14ft long+Sonic blast (screech attack can destroy eardrums of humans, shatter windows and kill at close range)+Flyer (can scout and attack from the air)+Hard target (+2 to evasion rolls while flying)+Mighty wings (can carry away human sized enemies easily to a maximum of 4)+Multi limbed (6 total, wings on back)-Light carapace(increased impact damage)-Cautious (prefers to observe before acting)-I rule the sky (Automatically engages flying targets)Weapons-Enhanced acid bombs- 2 bulbs of extremely potent acid that can be dropped from above, enhanced damage to armor)> 1 more action as Grimalkin> Starscream busy for 1 day> Next order?
>>1088811Grimalkin>Implant Tiny with a drone embryo as punishment for almost getting three of our children killed in a fit of hubris, and actually having one die on his orders, and almost exposing us to everyone.He's tough so he should survive.
Order idle dronrs to assist bob with digging
>>1088840Yo man, I think we should just send him on a penance quest, to go catch a live bear or something. Personally I think injecting him with an embryo would be kinda useless, as our embryos take the traits of what they were injected into. An alien alien wouldn't be too neato.
>>1088840Seems harsh but i am curious what a xeno xeno would be like
>>1088840Mighy create a hyper aggressive and stealthy xeno hunting queen that would be the bane of our hive
If you are hellbent on punishing him, just cut him off from the hivemind for a while, the shock will make him go catatonic and when he'll come to he'll have his attitude adjusted accordingly.Though losing one xeno doesn't warrant such punishment.
>>1088852Agree, have Tiny go and bring back a very valuable and unique host. It will make up for our loss, and also force XenoQM to come up with ultra cool animals for us to fight.
>>1088904You motherfucker.... ive got a few ideas. Lets just say there are some "local" animals that may have survived the colonies terraforming. Possibly in the mountains or deep inside some caves.... hypothetically of course
>>1088919Personally I just want to find this fucker.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV9KuETVF8I
>>1088904Best punishment and best for hive
>>1088931God a turtle xeno? That would be like a smol irritable Ox. We could call him pebble
>>1089049Not just any turtle, an Alligator Snapping Turtle. You don't wanna' fuck with these things. So if Tiny was able to capture one and bring it back alive, and we put a Warrior Embryo in it, good god would everybody be fucked.I'm gonna' work on a custom Xeno in case this happens, just to throw some ideas at ya'.
If we do get a new Xeno I wanna name him Ross
>>1089354Nah, just Ross.
>>1089339Okay but firstbwe have to send him out in search pick a direction and roll for it
Turtle Xeno(working on name)15hp25pts armor4ft tall, 10ft long+Extremely hard shell (can withstand up to heavy arms fire)+Heavy( getting him to move when he doesn't want to will be a chore)+Snapping jaws(renders anything short of steel into a crumpled and jagged mess)-Slow-Soft underbelly-Shy(won't attack unless threatened or directly ordered to)-Lacks knowledge of Kung-FuNotes are appreciated.
>>1089406Most turtles belleys are almost as hard as the top. Also maybe do something interesting with the second mouth real alligator snapping turtles sit underwater with their mouth open using their worm shaped toung as a lure to bring fish right into their mouth
>>1089406I find your lack of kung fu.... disturbing.Shell Xeno is now Canon if turtles can be found... I suggest searching for a river or swamp.
>>1089604>Shell XenoGoddammit that was so obvious I'm mad I didn't think of it.
So are there any suggestions for the course of action? Been waiting on you guys :(
Order idle drones to assis bob with digging send tiny on his redemption quest
Before you nod offf to an exhausted sleep you send the idle minion drones (6) to assist Bob in digging the deep tunnels (70% progress). The hive will grow to accomadate a great many soon.That done you turn to the serious business. You call Tiny before you with an imperious mental command. The disgraced Reaver walks into your chamber slowly, his head bowed low. Tiny prostrates himself before you and awaits your judgement. You regard him coolly for a moment. Death, mutilation, banishment, implantation. They all cross your mind. But a warrior of his calibre deserves a shot at redemption. He will venture out into the wild alone and return only when he has found a suitable host to create a warrior to replace the fallen. Tiny rises and bows low before leaving with his head high. Your will be done.> You are?> Twitch> Ox> Bob> Tiny
Tiny follow him on his quest
>>1090572>TinyTime for redemption.
>>1090572>TinyRepedetiom arc is a go.Also what the fuck xeno's hive cares about its fucking kids and the dead?
> You are Tiny, Disgraced Reaver.Your queen has given you a chance to purge your failure from your past. You stand upin a spire of rock in the scorched wasteland your hive calls home, the moon hanging high above you. You will set out to bring in a great and unique beast to replace your fallen warrior..> you set out to the> Far North, to the coast> Far south, past the mountain range> Far west, to the swamps beyond the grassland> Far East, the depths of the forest.
>>1090727THE COASTWE MUST BRING BACK A WHALE
>>1090727>Far West, to the swamps beyond the grasslandWE GETTIN' SOMETHIN'!
> Far west, to the swamps beyond the grasslandHopefully find some original inhabitant of the planet. Alien dinos?
>Far west, to the swamps beyond the grasslandXENO ROSS HERE WE COME
> To the swampsYou set off to the west, headed for the swamps that Grimalkin somehow knows reside that way. You journey through the night, stopping only to feed on small desert rodents and reptiles and catch short naps. You rest at dawn of the next day, wishing to remain unseen. You set off again when thick clouds darken the sky with rain.You journey for days, seeing occassional herds of cattle and strange, multi-legged animals that bound in a strange gait that is vastly different to the colony livestock. Must be a native species.As you journey on you find the land grows lower and damper, many spots are filled with stinking pools of water and decaying plants. Brightly colored creatures creep and crawl in the mud and muck. You have arrived at the far swamps. Now you must hunt for an appropiate offering...> Enter the water, search for an amphibian or reptile (D20+1)> Search the Raised areas, look for a Landbound creature that inhabits thid area (D20+1)> Watch the skys. This is a good place for an ambush from above (D20+1)> other (D20+1)
>Enter the Water IT'S GATOR TIME
Rolled 9 (1d20)
Rolled 17 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1090805> Enter the WaterIf we can bring back several aquatic species, I say we make both a Warrior and a Drone. Expanding the Hive to include underwater chambers and tunnels would be an excellent defense against invaders, and any traps we built in those areas would be nearly invisible.Also, I still say that Tiny has to be the one to build the tomb for his fallen brother. It'll hammer in how important his position of war leader is if he is the one putting them into their graves.
Ill continue this thread tomorrow afternoon guys. Im nodding off here. Stay awesome!
Love you QM! Keep up the GREAT work.
Rolled 1 (1d20)Raised areas i want alien criters
>>1091208Guess tiny gets eaten by an alien criter
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1090805>Enter the water
Rolled 15 (1d20)>Enter the water>Acquire big ass gator>Name the resulting gator-xeno "Chubs"We need Ox to have his own HUGE squad. We've already got that bull xeno brewing, now we just need the gator-xeno and a bear-xeno
>1!!! Critical failure!!!!> Search raised areas> Xenomorph monsterhunter is a go.You decide to search the raised areas of this swamp, any creature that lives here must be fearsome, venomous or just plain nasty in order to survive. Perfect gift for Grimalkin.You creep slowly through the brush, your claws squishing in the mud, louder than you like. You part a small group of reeds and find a large clearing, the ground actually packed into a bowllike depression nearly thirty yards across, half full of brackish water. And playing happily in it are some truly odd creatures. About half your size they are quadrepedal creatures with thick, rubbery grey skin, their backs and heads covered by a large, bony shell. Sturdy limbs ending in blunt claws that look suited to digging more than tearing flesh, their jaws are bony beaks lined with slight serrations. A cluster of shattered shells to the side of the depression catches your eye, these must only be hatchlings! Perfect, young and naive they will be easy prey.You creep closer to one of the "Hyper turtles" and prepare to pounce when a sudden thought emerges to you. This is a nest. Something BIG made this nest. Something BIG laid these eggs. And something that put this much effort into making a nest would probably not leave its young unguarded...A rasping, rumbling hiss sounds behind you and you leap forward as what you had assumed a small hill at the edge suddenly lunges at you. Your rapid reflexes turn the snap that wouldve torn you in half into a simple headbutt that flings you across the depression. You impact the muddy ground with a wet *smack* that leaves a small crater in the soft earth> Combat initiatedHyper Turtle-Big Mama25hp20pts armor+Massive+Snapping jaws (can sever limbs and bisect bodies on successful attacks)+Armored plating (back and head are impenetrable to attack)+Territorial (attacks any intruder to her nest)-Beady eyes (cannot track fast moving targets)-Soft underbelly (attacks from underneath can hit vital areas)-Slow moving (take a wild guess)> Evade and try to wear her legs down (D20+1)>Go for the eyes!!!! (D20+1)>GET IN HER BELLY (attack underbelly, D20+1)> Other
Rolled 13 (1d20)Grab a baby and run this foe is beyond our skill
Besides if we kill mama the babies might not survive for us to come back for more
Rolled 18 (1d20)>GET IN HER BELLY
>>1092325> Get the hell out of DodgeAs much as it may grind against Tiny's pride, this may be too tough of a foe for him to take down on his own. I don't doubt that Ox can crack this thing open. Better that he continue on his hunt, and find a more suitable beast to capture.>>1092385> Greentext your votes, friend.>>1092463I doubt this is the only big snapper native to the swamps. However, Tiny needs to collect something more impressive than a baby. Maybe we can snatch another, younger and smaller adult individual while we continue hunting.
> calling it. Its been a while> 18! GREAT SUCCESS!!!You extricate yourself from the mud and screech in fury as the behemoth hauls herself fully from the muck. Nearly twenty feet of pissed off amphibious monster stands before you, algea and slime dripping from her head and legs. Varioud crustaceans and parasites slither free from the crevices of her shell and flee as shr roars in rage. You charge forward, hissing as you run. The mighty beast attempts to track your approach but you are simply too fast as you drop backwards and slide underneath her. Your claws tear into her soft belly and rip bloody gouges into her rubbery hide. You slide out the other side and take a crouching pose, your claws dripping thick blood.Big Mama-25hp-9hp=16hp 20pts armor> What do?> WITNESS ME (charge her head, go for the eyes D20+1)> BRING IT DOWN (Go for the legs, Bring her to the ground)> Double or nothing (Slice her belly again, D20+1)> Grab a baby and GTFO (D20+1)
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1092834>WITNESS ME (charge her head, go for the eyes D20+1)
Rolled 18 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1092834> BRING IT DOWN (Go for the legs, Bring her to the ground)If we can, we should keep Big Mama alive instead of killing it. Call in a couple drones to help resin the mouth shut, and Ox to help carry the big fucker back to the Hive.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1092881This
Rolled 20 (1d20)>BRING IT DOWN (Go for the legs, Bring her to the ground)
> SWEEP THE KNEE> 19!!!! EXCELLENT SUCCESS!!!you backstep as the clumsy giant swings to face you, thick blood dripping from the thick gashes in her belly. The angered beast gives a rasping roar and stomps toward you on legs resembling blubbery tree trunks. You screech and dart forward, slashing a deep gash into her forelimb, your claws biting into muscle and tendon, weakening the leg. The hyper turtle swings her head at you in an attempt to crush you into the ground but you leap onto her and flip forward, dashing towards the rear limb on her injured side. With a victorious screech you seperate your tail blades and leap, the three razor sharp blades gouging deep into muscle and bone, bring the mighty beast tumbling to her side, roaring in impotent fury.Big Mama-16hp-7hp=9hp 20pts armor> Try and finish her (D20+1)> Grab a baby and gtfo!!! (D20+1)> Other
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1095038If we can capture Big Mama let's do that.If not Possible let's grab a Baby.Rollin' for either.
>>1095054Well, at least it wasn't a one.
Rolled 11 (1d20)> Grab a baby and gtfo!!Seams a shame to kill such a majestic and fearsome creature
Rolled 12 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1095038>FINISH HER TINY
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1095038> Finish her.She has proven a worthy adversary. I say we take her offspring home to the Hive, and when the Deep Tunnels are opened, we can keep them in an aquifer. With all of the available cow flesh, they'll grow quickly, and we'll have another source of potent hosts.>>1095059What are you talking about? We're Darwinist's here. At least we'll give her the honor of dying in single combat, rather than to the guns and industry of humanity.
Rolled 12 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1095038>> Try and finish her (D20+1)
> 13!! Mild success!!!> Finish her!!!The dozen Hyper Turtle offspring rush to their wounded mothers side, squeaking and hissing in infantile fury. You clamber onto her side and stalk down to her head, savoring your triumph. The crippled titan makes an attempt to rise but simply cannot put the neccessary weight on her legs to stand. You perch atop her shell, staring down at her head, the beady eyes fixed on you, full of helpless rage. You flex your claws and leap, ready to finish this.... Perhaps she wasnt so weak after all.. you weakly rise from where you had been seized in her jaws and thrown. Your carpace is cracked and oozing acidic blood and one of your tail blades was sheared off. You unclench your claws and drop a large handful of torn brain tissue onto the marshy ground.You turn and regard the lightly twitching Hyper turtle, a empty eye socket evidence of your final blow. Her young cluster against her sides and squeak piteously.Hyper Turtle-Big Mama defeated!!Tiny-18hp-10hp=8hp 4pts armor.Heavily wounded.> 1 Hyper Turtle hatchling Acquired! > Tiny is returning to Hive.> Switch to?
Bob several days have passed deep tunnel should be done whst have we found. Also evo bob so we can build more stuff
>>1095483> Switch to Bob.> Tiny goes into the Healing Chamber. Afterwards, send him back out with a few Warriors to capture more of the young Turtles.> Ox spars and trains with our new Heavy Warriors and Drones. > Have Twitch go with Starscream to find another ranch or farm. And this time, don't get caught in the open, you little maniac.By the way, we don't have a Praetorian yet, do we? Might have to remedy that.