There was a flash of a combidrive and a battleship drops into reality as the twisted space time falls away. Moments later a collection of Pirate ships appeared around the necrotic ship. A pair of Clanships, from the Shield and Dagger clans, were at the heart of their group composed of a motley collection of ships.They had followed the Harbingers ship to Horizon's Drop and in the stellar distance was a blue orb growing larger as they neared the planet. A haze seemed to surround the planet as they neared, finally revealed to be a constant traffic of shuttles and starships. The flashes of void drives, combidrives, warp drives, and even skip drives flashed constantly around the world as ships appeared in the system. Many of them battlescarred and packed full of either captured soldiers or liberated slaves from Kanda descending to the surface prisons.The Pirate ships take a position orbiting the planet and dropships began to descend alongside a kosda made frigate adorned with the Dagger clans colors. They are escorted by a flight of Nail fighters into the atmosphere and guided across the sky to Iti'a'Ropku. The occasional Drake or Devil swooped in close for a look at the newcomers before diving away or resuming their patrols.Guided to large field of landing platforms in a valley on the outskirts of the city the ships touch down and are greeted by a crowd waiting for them. Necromancer Jor stood with a collection of former Daggers and other citizens of the Armada who stood back patiently but walked forward as the Dagger and Shield pirates emerged from their ships.Jor's helm snaps back and he holds is Reaver staff in his gloved false hand, "Welcome, friends. Welcome to Iti'a'Ropku, the Home of All Souls," he says with a smile as the Armadan Pirates walk past him to reunite and speak with family and comrades they hadn't seen in months.Captain Troma approaches Jor and gives a polite bow of the head which the human returns. The Netu looks at the gathering of people talking together as they walked to the hover transports to bring them to the city proper, "Despite all the strange things I've seen in this galaxy I don't know if I'll ever get used to the idea of a...friendly necrotic force," he says with a shrug, "But it is by the decision of my Clan that we will give the Armada a chance. And I personally hope this is for the best."Jor nods understandingly, "Of course. There are days I wake up and can't believe the Armada is what it is. But my hope, and Jadyk's, is to show the Armada is truthful in its desire for peace. Come, the city awaits us."
>>1128083Welcome back to Death Among the Stars Quest!Pastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/ceronullMake sure to follow my twitter where I announce the threads: https://twitter.com/CeroTheNullArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=death+among+the+starsAsk.fm: http://ask.fm/DeathAmongTheStarsQuestStockpile:>15,675,000B>35,670,000M(Biomass stat + structures) * 500 * dev score + modifiers = Biomass income total(Metal stat + structures) * 400 * dev score + modifiers = Metal income totalIncome:>4,600,000B>45,140,000MHorizon's Drop>60B (60 + 35) * 500 * 30 = 1,425,000B Daily>60M (60 + 40) * 400 * 30 = 1,200,000M Daily>30% DevelopedStructures:>Biomass Farms give: 30B>Solar Generator Farms give: 5B>Mining Facilities give: 40MThe Bastion systemRukor:>80B (80 + 30) * 500 * 5 = 1,375,000B>10M (No Mining Presence)>5% DevelopedStructures:>Coral Farms: 30BBastion >30B (30 + 30) * 500 * 10 = 300,000B>90M (No mining presence) + 250,000M>10% Developed by ArmadaStructures:>Volcanic Farms: 30BModifier:>Obsidianborn Tributes: +250,000MProtoplanet>0B>70M (70 + 40) * 400 * 70 + 450K = 3,530,000M>70% DevelopedStructures:>Mining Facilities: 40MModifiers:>Asteroid Belt: +450,000MBastions sister moon>0B>90M (90 + 40) * 400 * 40 = 2,080,000>40% DevelopedStructures>Mining Facitilites: 40MAsteroid Belt: Gives 450K extra Metal to nearest planet (Protoplanet)Urdir System:Rocky Planet(s) x3 (A lot of the Armada's mining efforts have become focused here)>0B>50M (50 + 40) * 400 * 30 * 3 = 3,240,000>30% DevelopedStructures:>Mining Facilities: 40MIce planet>70B (70 + 30) * 500 * 30 = 1,500,000B>0M>30% DevelopedStructures:>Biomass Farms: 30BAndai System:Clour>15B>70M (70 + 20) * 400 * 40 = 1,440,000M>40% DevelopedStructures:>Confederate Mining Facilities: 20MConstruction Projects:>Arc Temple progress: 45% complete>Armada Island City: 20% complete
>>1128083Try the pool, my pirate fiends! Its like Hawaii here, except not tropical and the only thing in a grass skirt and coconut bra are the Punishers.
>>1128113Troop Totals:>6 Voidknight Disciples>9000 Talons (30 Clutches)>300 Aquatic Talons (1 Clutch)>750 Cyclops: (15 Squads)>100 Aquatic Cyclops (2 Squads)>6000 Stingers (30 Platoons)>250 Gargoyles (5 Flights)>150 Aquatic Gargoyles (3 Flights)>200 Flatbody Gargoyles>3000 Trolls (20 Packs)>1800 Arc Trolls (12 Packs)>240 Looms (8 Shoals)>225 Crit Crawls (125 EMP 100 Exp)>100 devouring swarms>400 Stalkers (5 Packs)>5 Alpha Stalkers>240 Shadows (4 Clusters)>200 Scourges (1 Swarm)>501 Dirges>200 Think Tanks>50 Demi Think Tanks>150 Cauldrons>550 Glutton Spheres>240 Large Glutton Spheres>200 Requiems>400 Brutes>100 Crawlers>100 DrakesNecrolyte Legion:>1 Voidsinger Commander>15 Officers>15 Voidsingers>1830 LegionnairesLiving Subjects:>Necromancer Jor>7 Necromancers>Sur-Quro, Solar potential>395 Civilians>540 Stonestar>50 Tyrre GladiatorsPrisoners:>Dne'tec Ahkam Male>Cve'jok Ahkam Juvenile>Warbeast Rider>45 Voidsingers>8 Necrotic potentials>3 Arc potentials>3 Void potentials>2 Epikor Arc-Elites>50 Voidsingers>720 Ahkam soldiers>4,060 Osjiic Soldiers>7,600 Slaves
>>1128163Vehicles/Ships:>1 Flagship "Charnel Vault">Fury of the Wormstar>Blackscale Destroyer "Pestilence">7 Void Terrors>The Wick - Confederate Smuggler>100 Chariots>50 Hearses>260 Coffins>490 Support Coffins>1665 Common Nails>1250 Piercing Nails>745 Gunships>285 Corvettes>122 Support Corvettes>185 Frigates>102 Boarding Frigates>355 Light Cruisers>28 Boarding Cruisers>230 Heavy Cruisers>50 Boarding Heavy Cruisers>130 Plasma Weaver Cruisers>100 Bloat Carriers>25 Terrordromes>165 Battlecruisers>80 Hangar Battlecruisers>87 Destroyers>70 Void Destroyers>240 Battleships>20 EyegoresCaptured Ships:>7 Osjiic Heavy Cruisers>8 Osjiic Light Cruisers>18 Osjiic Frigates>22 Osjiic Corvettes>3 Osjiic Battleships>5 Osjiic Destroyers>4 Osjiic Battlecruisers>10 Dagger disguised Frigates>5 Osjiic disguised Frigates>14 Osjiic disguised Fighters>3 Ahkam Battleships>2 Ahkam Destroyers>4 Ahkam Battlecruisers>2 Ahkam Heavy Cruisers>6 Ahkam Light Cruisers>22 Ahkam frigates>21 Ahkam corvettes>30 ahkam fighters>1 UON Battleship>1 UON BattleCruiser>1 UON Heavy Cruiser>2 UON Light Cruisers>6 UON Frigates>7 UON Corvettes
>>1128175Completed Research:>Space Elevator: A colossal megastructure that reaches from a planets surface to a counterweight structure floating in orbit>Orbital Platform: A platform allowing various infrastructure to be built in orbit over a world for economic and industrial applications>Voidcore Armor: A suit of powered armor worn by the Osjiic Warbeast Rider powered by a miniature Void Core. Appears ancient and elaborately designed.>Osjiic cyberzombies: A crude process of cramming cybernetics into recently dead or still living subjects in order to control their motor functions. Does not appear to disable the subjects pain receptors.Current Research>Sunscale Cloning project: Slow>Anti-Wraith Technology: Slow>Arc Drive: Slow>Arc-Armor: Medium>Elemental Cores: Medium>Advanced Hardlight Shielding: Medium>Viral Warfare: Slow>Sub-Space experimentations: Slow and Dangerous>Sub-Space Jamming: Medium>Empathic Scanning: Slow>Anti-Orbital Voidlance: Slow>Osjiic Warbeast: Medium>Osjiic Juggernaut Mech: Medium>Obsidianborn/Reconstructed Hybridization: Medium(Not sure why that's spoilered)
>>1128183Unlocked:>Wormstar Finger: This massive space elevator offers a number of logistical and economic advantages, despite its drastic up front cost and fragile nature. Shuttles or space craft are no longer needed to move resources from the surface to orbital structures, freeing shuttles for more important tasks. The counterweight station serves as a center for construction, with 4 docking pylons included on the structure to repair and build ships, while gaining a bonus to capital ship construction time due to the speedy nature with which resources arrive from the surface. A planet can hold a max of 4 Wormstar Fingers along its equator. Cost: 50,000B 500,000M takes 7 days to construct>Orbital Platform: A city-like space station built in orbit over a planet linked by a Wormstar Finger or space elevator to the surface. These structures are expansions onto the counterweight station that can serve as infrastructure for industrial or economic purposes. Ranging from biomass farming, to ship construction, to mining refinery. Each platform possesses anti-ship defenses and hangars for defensive strikecraft. A Wormstar Finger with an orbital platform attached adds an extra 10 to a planets development score for resource generation without affecting a planet with pollution. Cost: 100,000B 700,000M>Void Core: Roughly half a foot wide this highly complex device collects and condenses ambient Void energy allowing the use of Void powered weaponry, devices, and abilities to a lesser extent that natural wielders can. Placed in the chest of a Reconstructed unit or secured to a protective pack in an exosuit. Its creation requires a natural Void user or attuned Cauldron to ignite the spark within the core before it is self-sustaining.Research time for Elemental Cores reducedExamination of the osjiics cyberzombies shows they are made from cybernetic implants that are remarkably primitive and intrusive, decades behind the level of cybernetics that they use on their soldiers. Their intent seemed to be used as soldiers to control older model ships in suicide missions. The crude combination of flesh and machine instilled into them a resistance to ionic weaponry to resist being shut down. Examination shows that the organic hosts are quite conscious with no attempts to block pain receptors despite the brutal modifications.
>>1128191>First reaction to the space elevator name FINGER ALL THE PLANETS!
>>1128251>Can only take four fingers at once
>>1128191>A Wormstar Finger with an orbital platform attached adds an extra 10 to a planets development score for resource generation without affecting a planet with pollution.What do you mean by this, does this increase the percentage of a planet's overall development score? If we opted to build one over Horizon's Drop would it bring the current development score up to 40%?, from 30%?
it is time
>>1128328My fucking ID is faG, really.
>>1128333Search your trip, you know it to be true.
>>1128333This, this just made my fucking day
>>1128191With the Disciple Voidknights and the Necrolyte Legion overseeing the final stages of Kanda's Invasion and Punisher Agona guiding the fleet patrolling the B'Nan system many of the generals began to return back to their Temples.Lorgul and Jareth coax the excited Gral away from their fun of smashing already destroyed tanks and sections of the city walls and the Juggernaut returns to their chamber in the Voidknight Temple. The conjoined brute was kept in a form of hibernation and the void juggernaut sinks into the depression of it's massive sarcophagus and seems to fall quickly asleep, the voidflames surrounding its split skull weakening to a faint flicker.The Predators take the void-halberd and severed arm of the Warbeast Rider and hang them in their temple with their other trophies. As groups of Necrolytes return from Kanda they send out summons to certain candidate they had had their eyes on. Coffins transport the living soldiers to the Arc Temple on the moon and find that atmosphere had been piped into the normally airless passages, the walls shifting with chromatic flesh that makes the vision of the Legionnaire's swim. They find the Predators in an inner chamber, a Cauldron churning with Arc-light flickering across its surface and the doors seal behind them, trapping them with the undead generals that approach in silence.Dominator Valresko finally departs from his battleship with Sur-Quro in tow, descending to Iti'a'Ropku as the Deep Rot takes over guiding the Kanda invasion. With the majority of concentrated resistance defeated the Dominator left the rest to the others since he considered it subduing the Ahkam and breaking final osjiic holdouts to be nothing more than crowd control and beneath him.Punisher Muic returns to Bastion after receiving word of the Obsidianborn and Think Tanks experiments, the Reforged undead eager to lend her assistance. As her ship descended through the perpetual storms of the volcanic moon stone ships of the Obsidianborn ascend into orbit carrying squads of Stonestar warriors as they prepared for another raid on the Ahkam in the Rolan system.Necrolytes returning to Iti'a'Ropku brought a sense of victory and pride that swelled through the city, bolstering the jovial mood of the Pirates visit even further. At Jors suggestion small celebrations started to crop up through the city and even as the sun climbed higher in the sky the air filled with song, music, and the smoke of narcotikelp. Pirates seemed surprised by the celebratory mood but the rank-and-file pirates quickly got into the mood after securing permission from their captains that they could partake in the celebrations.>cont
>>1128424Clanship Captains Troma and Vorlam, a Netu that had remained quiet during the discussions on Pequann, of the Dagger Clan follow Jor and Red-Leaf-Strains through the city as he gives them a tour. With the Garden of Remembrance still in construction they only stop briefly for them to admire the start of the park before moving on. They stop to speak to one of the ructu on their canoe in a canal steered by a Talon or a group of stonestar locals who share the story of how Jadyk showed them mercy and gave them a home after the Lavafather banished them. The Pirates seemed impressed with the amount of food that grew in abundance in the city, stopping at an orchard to sample the Armatocere modified fruits that grew year-round.In other parts of Horizon's Drop, half a continent away prisoners from Kanda were being sorted. Buried under a mountain a dried up mine was converted into a mass prison and the Osjiic and Ahkam soldiers were herded inside. They shouted and screamed, many attempting to break the bars but Dirges and Requiems were abundant, Think Tanks and Harbingers triggering mass seizures through particularly rowdy crowds.Elsewhere on a calm vista overlooking the temperate oceans near the planets equator a massive camp had been built around a collection of buildings. Necrolytes and a few of the Necromancers staffed the refugee camp helping the various races of freed slave that came from Kanda by the carrier full. Those with extreme injuries were taken to the buildings where large amounts of freshly made medical pods were lined up and they quickly began treatment. Demi-Think Tanks assisted the Necrolytes and Necromancers, sorting the refugees and guiding Reconstructed to pass out food to malnourished masses and clean clothing, families that had been split up and spread through the planet being reunited for the first time in months or years.At first the refugees were mostly in shock, numbly following the commands but they started to adapt and the jarring notion that undead were helping take care of them set in. Many started to demand freedom but they were calmly told to wait. They did not seem satisfied at the answers but they knew they were in no position to rebel so they waited in the tents and hastily made barracks and ate the offered food.You watched all these things through the Reconstructed, the Harbingers becoming a common sight in such a short time. The living population of Horizon's Drop spiking you knew the Armada would be busy helping these new guests adjust to their new home.There was much to do and tend to.
>>1128279Right now if you built a Space Elevator and and platform on Horizon's Drop it would become:Horizon's Drop>60B (60 + 35) * 500 * (30+10) = 1,425,000B Daily>60M (60 + 40) * 400 * (30+10) = 1,200,000M Daily>30% DevelopedStructures:>Biomass Farms give: 30B>Solar Generator Farms give: 5B>Mining Facilities give: 40MModifier:>Wormstar Finger (x1): +10 Development ScoreSay you were to develop a planet like Kanda to a 100% development and a Finger it would count as 100+10
>>1128444Build 4 wormstar fingers with orbitasl platforms. on H"s D Also that anti orbital bombardment vault thing.
>>1128427I think it might be time for Jadyk to test his abilities again. Its been a while since we have fought and since we used to be able to one shot space ships(I forget which class) with our spear, I'd like to gauge how much strength we have regained. An occasional show of personal strength could help us avoid conflict.
>>1128427Now that we've taken B'nan, we need to press the advantage and consolidate our control over the Osijic held regions of this sector. It would be a bad idea to simply stop and allow the Osijic to marshal their forces against us. We've only taken a single system from them, key though it may be, and now we have to take the relatively undefended systems adjacent to it and our own territory before our enemies have a chance to go on the offensive. It would also be wise to place eyegores in any nearby systems that we may have overlooked, such as Worlunnan.
>>1128487Sound advice however this site was a scene of conflict on our arrival so we may want to check all neighbouring osjiic sectors as they may be staging point for osjiic fleets Of there as a build up of enemy ships night I suggest a feint at one of their more weakly defended sectors with a medium sized fleet when they jump rode fend we hit their staging point with a larger fleet to take out their supply line before reinforcing the feint to tie up their ships
>>1128427What shall you attend to first?>Meet with the Pirate Captains>Address the prisoners/refugees>Speak with Valresko>Contact the Blackscale>Write-in
>>1128571>>Address the prisoners/refugees
>>1128571>Address the prisoners/refugeesIts our largest "haul" yet, so it would be best if we appeared ourselves. The Captains can continue the tour and if they have any questions they can talk to Jor.
>>1128571>>Speak with ValreskoHe seems like the guy to talk to if you want to bring multiple star systems under our control. I'd also like to bring up his relationship with the blackscale and his role at their cloning facility, because he's going to be the first and last line of defense there if the sunscales come knocking. >Contact the Blackscale
>>1128571>>Address the prisoners/refugeesNaturally Here they are free They have the choice to do anything but leave
>>1128625Unless they are of the pirate clans Still think we need to contact the confederates to initiate some form of diplomatic exchange we have enough of their citizens to arrange a prisoner exchange as a sign of good faith Not their soldiers though they have to pay the slave debt thing 1 year service before being made free
>>1128571Throughout the prison Think Tanks spaced themselves out and suddenly projected a multitude of holographic images showing you standing outside the bars of their cells. The raucous sounds of the prison fades away as they stare in startled silence at the imposing sight and the twitches of pain sent through their domination spikes beneath fresh scar tissue. Finally your voice emanates and many of them flinch at the sounds of Wormtongue but their spikes translate your words for them, "I welcome you all to the New Necrotic Armada. For now you are my prisoners and I will see that you are well taken care of if you cooperate."There was a scattering of indignant shouting followed by the sounds of those rebellious voices silenced in choking pained gasps. Satisfied at their silence you continue, "I am Lich-Lord Jadyk of the Wormstar. I am sure some of your number have heard the myths and legends of me or my patron. Rest assured, I am no mere myth. You have the honor of helping me rebuild my Armada but fear not. You will have a choice."Your image lifts up one hand palm up, "You have the choice of servitude in life. You will serve the Armada in whatever way you are capable," You life up your other hand, "Or you have the choice of servitude in death. You will be Reconstructed into my soldiers, becoming a part of myself, and you will serve for eternity as undead. Make your decisions quickly and you can leave these dark tunnels sooner. Resist or attempt to escape and you will be dealt with."Was there anything special you wished to address with these soldiers? The majority of them are Osjiic with the rest being Ahkam prisoners from their ships or the Kanda city.
>>1128821Ask them what the current state of the Empire is. Because it's a militaristic state, the officers probably know the most. Since its relatively soon after a succession crisis, there might be interesting things happening that outside factions are ignorant of.
>>1128776They Violated a undead tomb and BUTCHER The runes and power of the wormstar.In a quote from a movie i enjoyed as a kid"Peace? No peace"
>>1128821Am I the only guy that thinks we should just execute the Akham commanders responsible for the absolute bedlam that occurred in the one city they managed to capture? By any metric of successful military action they failed bitterly in that they completely failed to keep a handle on their troops and turned what should have been a straightforward military conquest into a straight up riot cum massacre.We gave them a chance to put a stop to it and lay down their arms, but they spat in our face and proceeded to slaughter as many people as they could. And we did warn them that if they ignored our offer then they would know true despair. I say we honor that particular promise.
>>1128821"Choose, wisely, your Emperor will not waste another fleet on you."
>>1128875>Better yet, hand them to the Kandar civilians. They could do far worse than we ever could(not really but poetic justice is good PR)
>>1128842We are currently in a war with two factions and the only reason one of them hasn't utterly destroyed us is because they have other enemies to deal with and thats not even counting the Sunscales wraiths and crystals who are eventually gonna reappear. More enemys right now is goddamn suicide.>>1128875We find the people responsible for the order, interrogate them and then drain then in front of their troops. No need to kill the other officers and killing the head officer in front of the slaves could make them come to expect us to kill a lot more officers later then we need to.
>>1128909And the fact that the Plantbros would wreck their shit if they tried?. They don't as of yet Know where Horizon's drop IS. And They both have other enemies to deal with. Namely each other. As is the armada is a rather minor threat in a Minor sector of space. Fuck son we are in the small leagues. wait till we get to Sector on sector Warfare to worry about that shitAlso the big one for me isSomething that makes Jadyk Furious is Insulting the wormstar, Directly or not, the confeds theft of the power necrotic, and their ham fisted attempts at reconstruction Makes peace with them or diplomacy for that matter out of character. it would be like The voidknight order Making peace with the Empire.
>>1128821Shouting filled the tunnels, countless voices reverberating against the walls as the captured shouted out for mercy or in anger. You hear numerous voices saying they will serve and others outright swearing vengeance against the Armada. Finally your annoyance grows and you bark out a word of the Wormtongue and the word ringing out harshlySILENCEYour holographic image reaches out and attendant dirges reach out and drag Ahkam officers forward, the images duplicating the struggling epikor and kosda. Your voice was harsh and full of anger, "The Armada gave you dogs of the Serpents a choice. Surrender your foolish attacks and you would be shown mercy. You dared to strike at my Harbingers and slaughtered the weak and defenseless around you in a mad fit of murder-suicide. I promised to show you true despair and I will hold that promise."The Ahkam held in the telekinetic grasp struggle futilely against the bonds and find their protests muzzled by invisible force. You debate throwing them into the Cauldrons immediately but another idea comes to mind, "This madness originated with your officers. They will be made to pay for this crime but I shall not be the one to deliver that punishment. No, you will be put before the freed slaves of Kanda and they will be the instruments of your punishment." a wave of your hand and the Dirges escort the Ahkam officers suddenly able to scream to a transport to be taken to the Colosseum.Your gaze turns to the other soldiers and they look on in a mix of fear of unease, "I know that many soldiers of many factions have no choice in who they fight or the orders they receive. Join my Armada and you will be pardoned for your collective crimes. Heed my words and make your choices.Choose wisely. Your Emperor and Matriarchs will not waste another fleet on you," you say before your image flickers out. Silence regained the prisons but then they began to speak to each other, hushed words discussing the choice and how it appeared it be no real choice.
>>1129002The confeds use of the necrotic is because the black scales are selling them the goods, in that regard we blamed them for making short products can't blame the confeds for having a bad dealership
>>1129049A Coffin descended to the refugee camp among many others but the Reconstructed and Necrolytes could sense the importance of it's passenger and they turn to bow as it lands. The refugees look on in curiosity only to recoil as the ramp falls open and you float forward seated on your throne. Clouds pass by overhead, casting the camp in dappled shadows as you drifted into the camp, Reconstructed and Necrolytes saluting in your passing.A large number of the refugees gathered outside the medical buildings and looked at you expectantly, confused why everyone was showing such respect to this strange skeleton. They flinch when your voice calls out, "I welcome you all to Horizon's Drop and to safety. You are all under the protection of the New Necrotic Armada. I am Lich-Lord Jadyk of the Wormstar," there was worried whispering in the crowd and a few shouts but you continue, "Here, you will be able to recover from your wounds and regain your strength. When you are ready you will be moved to my city Iti'a'Ropku, the Home of All Souls, where you will be free to choose your own lives. Unfortunately, at this time I am unable to return you to your previous homes if you were taken by conquest but it is my hope that you will come to see this world as your own homes in time."The murmuring of the crowd got larger and a yuyut male steps forward and stands on their back legs, "Why have you brought us here? Why did you attack Kanda?" Numerous others in the crowd lifted their voices with his, demanding answers.What shall you say to the refugees to sooth their fears and anxieties?>Write-in
>>1129213"I brought you here because your slaughter would serve me no purpose, the osjiic have spent an eon disrespecting both the memory and legacy of a comrade, the armada's attack on Kanda will be seen on every single osjiic held world."
>>1129213>Write-inThere are dreamstones goddamn everywhere. Could we show them propaganda-type images of how horrible the Osjic who enslaved them, how cowardly/shitty the Akham are, and then GLORIOUS MERCIFUL NECROTIC ARMADA.
>>1129002>>1128909While I would argue the ideal relationship with the confederacy is one of protracted Cold War and off again, on again conflict, I think we should all reserve our decision for after we've dealt with the dauntless, which they presumably deployed to hunt is down. Let's let their actions speak for them.
>>1129213I am Jadyk, Lich lord of the Necrotic Armada reborn. I attacked Kanda as retribution for Osjic AND Akham aggression. The Osjic used it as base to hurt me and my people, and I took it away from them. The Akham saw it as a prize to use against me as well and I denied it to them. Now, I find the conditions they made you endure atrocious, so I brought you here to heal and rest, before I allowed you a choice. I do not keep slaves, so will you join as free men and women, or strike out on your own?
>>1129271voting for this
>>1129271Where will they go? now that they have seen horizon's drop we cannot let them go.
>>1129253>>1129257>>1129271Mixture of theseTalk about how fucking horrible the ahkam and osjiic are throw in some propaganda and facts about how there abusing our best freinds corpse and then give them three choicesJoin us,join the pirates,or stay prisoners
>>1129368Let's leave the offer to join the Pirates out of it. if they've got existing ties with them and want to return home, by all means let them but we don't want to lose any former osijic or akham who want to get away from us before they've been inducted into the armada.We let the Pirates take their own back out of diplomatic deference to them not for humanitarian reasons.
>>1129213"The attack on Kanda and the B'Nan system was brought on by the crimes of the Osjiic Empire and the Ahkam Dynasty. B'Nan has been used to fuel the Osjiic war machine in the Curou sector and as a base to launch their attacks against me so I took Kanda away from them. The Ahkam saw it and its riches as a prize to use in their eternal wars so I denied them this," you say and many of them nod in understanding of the brutality of interstellar politics but you continue, "The Ahkam call themselves gods while enslaving countless worlds and stripping their bounty to fuel their endless greed and egomania. The Osjiic Empire is a beast that sustains itself on the blood of the innocents, the blood of your kin and families. It has built it's strength from the bones of one of my closest allies and friends and I will not rest until they pay for these crimes.When my Armada launched its attack on Kanda we witnessed the atrocious conditions you were all forced to endure, slaving and dying for an Empire that used your labor to launch wars against others, possibly even your own previous homes and families. I have brought you here to heal and rest," you pause, letting the loudest of the crowd demand why and you shrug, spreading your hands"I have no need for slaves. I have merely given you your lives back, to choose how to live it. For now, you will live here on my world and enjoy our bounty. We will tend to your needs to regain your health and strength," The crowd murmurs, unsure of this proclamation and you silence them with a raised hand, "In time you will be given a choice. A choice to live here on my world and in my cities, free to choose how you spend your days under my protection. Or you may choose to serve in my Necrolyte Legion like those living among you who wear my armor and mark.The Necrotic Armada keeps no slaves, only freed people who have made their choice but we will not abide threats to our home. In time I hope it will become a home to you all as well, a place to live in peace with all peoples of the galaxy, where you can raise your children without worry of hunger or battle. I was a prisoner myself, for countless eons, a slave to a cold passionless darkness that would have driven me mad. In my freedom I realize that without the Living and their light, that Undead is a hollow existence, a surrender to stagnation," The refugees were silent, the Necrolytes and Reconstructed pausing as well to watch and listen, "This is why I have rescued you. Slavery of the weak by the powerful is a grave sin and I will not abide it to last where I could stop it. No longer will I allow the Void Tyrants and the Liar Serpents to keep the Curou sector under their thumbs, there will be no slaves wherever the Armada can reach.">cont
>>1129782Your words were met with a scattering of cheering and you prepare to drift away but a human woman walks forward with a child in tow, likely her daughter from their matching black hair. Her face was dirty still from smoke and dried blood and the Deep Rot sends a brief image of her taking a Spine Caster rifle and joining the Necrolytes in fighting the Osjiic. You turn your gaze down to her and the child who recoils and hides behind her mother but she does not flinch. She looks up at you for several long moments as the crowds murmuring dies down somewhat to watch.The woman glances around at the other refugees then back up to you, tongue licking cracked dry lips but her voice was firm and determined, "I lived my whole life on Kanda. My parents were Confederate soldiers captured by the Osjiic. I was sure I would die on that world and I was sure my daughter would too," she says and looks down at her child and gives her hand a squeeze then looks back up to you, "If you are as you say, a liberator and chainbreaker, and that you will give my daughter a chance at a real life, a life of freedom," she starts to choke up and hastily wipes at the tears welling in her eyes to get out her words, "Then I swear to serve you, Lich-Lord Jadyk. I am Corri, named for my parents homeworld, and I pledge myself to you," she says and kneels before you. Her daughter looks at her for a moment then kneels as well but keeps her large fearful eyes on you.>cont
>>1129789The crowd gasps as you leave your throne and you drift down to stand before them, your feet touching the ground and you kneel before her, extending a hand. She looks at it hesitantly then reaches out to take it and you help her stand, "I swear by the fires of the Wormstar that you will have a home here on Horizon's Drop. You and your daughter will live in peace and prosperity, Corri, this I promise. Welcome to the New Necrotic Armada," you say and pet her on the shoulder. You look at the girl but the child still hides behind her mother but she manages a small smile but quickly hides her face when you nod in return.There was a scattering of applause and Corri turns to lead her daughter away but you stop them. Snapping off a piece of chitin from your bracer you use a talon to carve the shard with the wormrunes, transforming the shard into a duplicate of a dreamstone. You place the piece into Corri's hand, "A gift. This will keep you safe. If you have any need of me, just seek out a Reconstructed," you say and the human nods, wrapping her fingers tight around the shard.You look out across the refugee camp as you return to your throne. Before you would have no qualms about taking the lot of them and dumping them en masse into the Cauldrons but as you looked at these refugees, former slaves of a power that cared nothing for them, you felt something stir within you. It takes you a moment to place it and you recognize it as the anger you felt when confronting the Caretaker after Jor's trial.It would have made you laugh but you resist, not wanting to terrify your would-be citizens, when you realize it was an intense sense of protectiveness over them.
>>1129789Oh man, we've got to introduce her to Jor, I'm starting to wonder what the world is like. Now Graves, when would be a good time to discuss ship designs? I've been getting into the habit of waiting until the end of the thread but that doesn't always work so well.
>>1129795As your coffin returned to Iti'a'Ropku you are contacted by Nekris and his image appears before you. The Predator bows then grins, mandibles twisting, "Lord Jadyk. Eiton and I are commencing empowerment of Necrolyte Legionnaires we believe are capable of wielding the power Arc. The first batch have been sparked and Eiton is infusing the next. We will let you know how it turns out once they awaken."You nod in satisfaction, "Very good, Nekris. I am sure they will be a mighty asset against the Osjiic in the future."The undead general lets out a soft laugh, "It's fitting that the one we believe will be the mightiest of them is an Osjiic. The Arc called out to her and she eagerly listened. The first to volunteer in fact once we explained the experiment. One of your oldest Legionnaires at that and a friend of the Commander."An image of an Osjiic shieldbearer, one of the the Voidsinger Commanders officers, flickers across the screen and you recognize her as one of the first Necrolytes, "Very good, Nekris. I am sure she will make you and the Legion proud."Nekris salutes, thumping a fist against his chest and bows, "To Death and through it to Eternity," he says before the screen flickers out.As you neared the Home of All Souls you receive a pair of alerts. One from Valresko asking an audience concerning the Blackscale and the cloning project. The other from the Voidsinger Commander discussing the aftermath of the Kanda invasion. Both are awaiting you in the city.Which shall you meet with first?>Voidsinger Commander>Dominator Valresko
>>1129915Go right ahead. Feel free to post up ship or troop designs whenever. I may need to be reminded later on in the thread but feel free to post em whenever
>>1129915Well if we want him to have a kid before he turns into a monster (Looks like one i mean) that might work, even if she is adopted
>>1129970>>Voidsinger CommanderLet's address the pressing matters first, and work out the next step we will take against the Osijic.
>>1129970>>Voidsinger Commander>Dominator Valresko Can we send a message asking how Urgent this is?
>>1129999Alrighty then, here are a couple of anti wraith oriented ships, anybody have any thoughts on em?Stake CrusierLight Cruiser: 950B 1800MSize: 200 meters4 Pin Missile Pods 56M8 Fixed Void Flayers10 Turret Necrotic Flayers6 Auxiliary Plasma Waves1 Reality Anchor Beacon: 300B 150MSheilds: 200B 200MAdvanced Skip DriveCost: 1450B 2150MDesigned as the Necrotic Armada's first response to wraith incursions, this ship is the smallest and fastest ship capable of bearing reality beacons. It also comes equipped with an advanced skip drive to ensure it can reach a battle with the wraiths before it ends prematurely. Mirror of Souls (Or XXXXXX'a'Ropka)Battleship: 4000B 10,000MSize: 1500 meters10 Needle Missile Pods 80M16 Fixed Necrotic Flayers14 Turret Void Screamers8 Auxiliary Repeater Cannons6 Reality Anchor Beacons: 1800B 900MShields: 1500B 1500M 2 Fighter hangars: 200B 200M4 Swarm hangars: 1200B 600MCombidriveCost: 8,700B 13,280MGiven how the effects of multiple reality beacons stack, this mammoth ship is equipped with the absolute maximum number of beacons we can put in a single ship hull. For when you absolutely, positively got to kill every wraith in the room, accept no substitutes.
>>1130123we should make a few dozen of the battle ship at least and 3 light cruisers per, especially since were at open hostility with them atm, we're going to need a few squads with every fleet we set out just in case I'm thinking 40 battleships and 120 light cruisers. not being prepared to fight the wraiths would be a gross underestimation of the shit they can wreck.
>>1129970The Coffin changes its course ever so slightly and it travels to the outskirts of Iti'a'Ropku where the Necrolyte Legion had claimed a large building for their own purposes. Legionnaires trained in a field, members of many races sparring or running laps through an obstacle course. You watch them for a short time and are glad to see how well they seemed to work together when months prior they would have tried to murder each other in the name of their former allegiances.Emerging from the Coffin they halt their practices and turn to kneel before you, their voices calling out praises to you and the Wormstar. You lift a hand and bid them relax and they return to their training, your Throne passing by so as not to distract them too much. Entering the building you leave your Throne behind and drift forward through the lobby area where Necrolytes rushed back and forth, stopping only to bow their heads in your passing.You find the Commander speaking to a few of his officers concerning the invasion and he turns when he sees them bow at your approach. He salutes and gives a bow of his own, "Lord Jadyk," he says then motions to the others and they depart after saluting. You wait for them to go and you join the Commander by his side as he makes his way to the office he used when on Iti'a'Ropku, "That was quite a campaign, Lord Jadyk. Very exciting," he says with a laugh while pouring himself a glass of some potent homebrewed Osjiic alcohol. He knows better than to pour a glass for you and you wait for him to take a swig and grimace."I was quite impressed with the Legion's skills. Not a single casualty among the Necrolytes, even those that went to rile the slaves," you say in compliment and the Osjiic nods."Casualty free, yes, but there were injuries of course," he says with a small chuckle and taps the edge of the bandage covering the scorched socket of his left eye, not having a chance to take a dip in a medical pod yet.You shrug, "I do fine without eyes of my own," you say and the Voidsinger laughs.He turns to face you, leaning against a desk scattered with the parts of a dismantled osjiic sidearm that would shatter the wrist of a human if they tried to fire it, "Jokes aside, the Legion only did so well because of Valresko's plans. I tried to find flaw in them, not because I doubted him but to make sure they were sound but as you can see from the successes, they were indeed sound plans. I am glad he is on our side, to be honest," he says and takes another swig of the drink, grimacing less this time, "I did not call you here to talk about Valresko though.I called you here to talk about the future of the Legion and the Armada," he continues, "Conquering B'Nan and Kanda means we are known in this sector now. The Confederates know we are able to stand up against them, the Ahkam, and now strong enough to conquer a heavily defended system. They won't ignore us and neither will the Empire or the Dynasties.">cont
>>1130365"This I know. As soon as we first launched our invasion of Andai, Clour, and Station 88 that we would not be able to escape the politics of the Galaxy. The Confederates know we are friends of the Armatocere and that seems to have frightened them enough to give us our space for now. With the invasion of Kanda, they will know we are a serious contender," you say and pull your legs up under you to float before him."Exactly. The New Necrotic Armada will not be the first attempt at an undead empire after the destruction of the Grand Necrotic Armada and the death of the Undying Court," he lets out a small chuckle at the irony but he continues, pointing a finger at you, "But, the New Armada will be the first that has the Living as its face. Use the Necrolyte Legion. Seeing their former loyal soldiers fighting and dying for the Armada will be a bigger blow against them than losing five systems.Show that the Armada, despite it's impossible might of the Reconstructed, has a use for the Living. You've already realized this with Jor, beyond his purpose as a Necromancer, when you sent him and I to meet with Sapling Slrrt that first time. In the future of diplomatic talks, use the Legion to prove that you are not just another egomaniacal undead hellbent on consuming all life. By Ghul, you could even use the Stonestar and Ructu, show that the Armada has the interests of the living at heart."You watch him speak and wait for a pause then ask, "You've been thinking about this for a while haven't you?"The Voidsinger nods, setting his glass aside, "I believe the Armada can bring actual peace and stability to this sector and beyond. But only if we can manage to continue to grow without getting the galaxy to unite against us. The Necrolyte Legion and Iti'a'Ropku itself show that there can be harmony between the Living and Undead, harmony between all races under your guidance. I saw your address to the refugees and I believe you. I believe we are making the right choices, Lord Jadyk, and I will continue to serve you and the Armada until my true death. I believe we can make a difference in the Galaxy."Do you have anything to say to your loyal Voidsinger, Commander of the Legion?
>>1130374"You Thot"And then start slaughtering all the living on horizon's drop.Not really though. Ask when he'll be willing to undergo the transformation to an immortalOr were we waiting until a grander occasion? I thought we were going to wait to reconstruct him, not sure now that we aren't.
>>1130374I am honored by your words, by your thoughts and by your deeds. You raise a good point, and I agree with it.
>>1130426nah he's cool as is.
>>1130374Present him with our old and underused void repeater as a reward for his outstanding achievements on Kanda and as thanks for his loyalty. I'd say he's just as eligible as Jor is for a unique weapon to bring ruin to our foes with.
>>1130439He literally asked Jadyk to turn him into one. Not really sure anything would change after doing so anyways.
>>1130466Loss of memories, also loss of the face of the living forces commander.
>>1130426We've basically left the option open to him for whenever he was ready for it, which he indicated would be when the voidflame has nearly entirely consumed him. With the ambient energy sponge technology we can now delay that transformation a fair bit, so it will be a while before he asks to go full skelly.
>>1130374"I am honored by your words, by your thoughts, and by your deeds. I agree with you, Commander. It is why I listened to your plan for the Legion and why I gave you command of it. Very well, if you do not mind speaking with politicians, you will be the face of the Armada alongside Jor. An Osjiic and a Human, showing that the all are equal under the Armada," you say and the Osjiic bows his head respectfully."Thank you, Lord Jadyk," he straightens, "I should return dealing with the aftermath. With all these new osjiic, ahkam and refugees, we're bound to get a recruitment boost soon. A lot of stuff to figure out before then."Before letting him depart you hold up a hand and he stop, looking at you curiously, "Tell me, Commander. The Void, are you in danger of being consumed?"He touched a hand to his breastplate, feeling the heat of the ethereal flame devouring his flesh, "I always am, you know this," you indeed know the danger that awaited every wielder of the Voidflame, the seductive songs of the Void beckoning immolation and ecstasy, "The flame spreads but I am not ready to give up this meat body just yet. My resolve to achieve Immortality has not faltered but I still have much to do. When the time comes I will let you know," he says in a determined tone."When the time comes I will be there to assist in your Reconstruction and lift you into Immortality," you say and clasp a hand on his shoulder. He nods and smiles his grotesque grin before saluting and departing.
>>1130727Departing from the Legions barracks your Throne heads down into the labyrinth of tunnels and passages that honeycombed the mountain. You could feel the energy humming in the very air, the city and Stonestar tunnels powered by numerous elemental reactors, life energy from the orchards, canal wildlife and the citizens, the oceans of necrotic energy from the Reconstructed masses. So much energy concentrated in the city above you but you follow a unique energy signature among the countless others.The building was unused, unclaimed by living and only serving as a perch for a Drake outside. Inside was an audience hall with a stage before rows of empty seats. Your throne settles itself gently onto the empty stage and you do no wait long. A door opens and a flare of solar energy fills the room moments before Valresko stepped inside proper. He pauses and gestures for Sur-Quro to wait and the Yuyut grumbles but nods, turning to her demi-Think Tank as the door swung shut.The Solar Dominator walks down an aisle between the seats, his featureless face turning to gaze at the room as he joins you on the stage. He gives a respectful bow, Anathema held in one hand. He straightens and a crack appears in the porcelain white bone of his face, twisting into a broken mouth that leaks flickers of flames that roil inside his armored form, "Greetings, Lord Jadyk.""Good to see you, Dominator. I must start out by saying how pleased I am with the conquest of B'Nan. You fulfilled my expectations perfectly," you say.He tilts his head in a rather reptilian manner, "Only fulfilled them?" He asks incredulously but you could sense a tinge of humor in his voice."My only expectations were that you would succeed and so you have. Kanda belongs to the Armada and her soldiers will fight for us either as Reconstructed or in my Legion. These I all expected of you and the other Generals and I was not disappointed," you say simply and Valresko nods, "The fact the siege was over so quickly was just a bonus."He gives a grateful bow at the praise, "I am happy to serve, Lord Jadyk. Now, if you will, I have a request to make of you before we discuss the Blackscale.">cont
>>1130945Motioning with a wave of your hand he continues, "I hear the Predators are commencing their plan to infuse the living with the Arc. I feel that I must, keep up, as it were. You have your Necromancers, Lorgul has his Disciples and the Voidsingers, Nekris now has these demi-Predators or whatever he's going to call them," he says with a dismissive wave of his hand then gestures to where Sur-Quro was straining to hear their conversation through the door, "She will be the first I imbue with the power Solar. She has no love for the Armada yet but she is already weakening in her resolve to betray us. In time I believe she will be as loyal as the Commander and his Legionnaires.""As if I would deny you this, Valresko. I have faith in your powers of persuasion. Now, what is this about the Blackscale?" you ask curiously, talons tapping the armrest of your throne."Do you believe they can be trusted?" he asks simply but you sense suspicion in him."I trust they can be loyal as long as they know they their greatest chances at survival are with the Armada. I am certain that once the Wayward Disciple returns with the Wormstar fragment that would go a long way in ensuring their loyalty," you tap your claws rhythmically in thought for a few moments, "Until then, that is why I am assigning you to oversee their cloning project. They have been waiting for you with the first batch of cloned Workers. I want you on hand, perhaps you will be able to interfere if they reach out for the Mother and Father. The other reason is to keep watch over the Cabal. We don't know all their secrets yet."Was there anything else you wished to talk to Dominator Valresko about?
>>1129795The undead monster grows a heart.
Oh I supposed I should ask this rather than assume it.Should the Armada insert Domination Spikes into the refugees?My plan was for them to get it painlessly injected during their checkups in the medical pods
>>1130951I guess it Goes without saying that e is also there for if he needs to kill them, since the solar is pretty much the necrotic's hard counter
>>1131021It can be made painless?Yes regardless, since it is a literal requirement of citizenship in the armada, temporary or not
>>1131036DOES everyone living peacefully in the city have a spike? I know all our troops do, since they've almost all been previously hostile forces, but the civilians?
>>1131036Well people are typically knocked out when put into a medical pod if its for anything more serious than stitching up some wounds. For more extensive stuff they can be put into a medical coma which is what is happening to the Sunscale Worker clones that the Cabal are currently brainwashing
>>1131051Yup. So far everyone, except for the kids, Osogo, and ructu visitors, has a Domination Spike. Although Red-Leaf-Strains, her sister alphas and other members of their original herd have voluntarily had them injected so they get the benefits of instant translation now that they're mingling with a dozen new races, many of whom can't even make the same noisesThe only ones that no longer have them are the Pirates that were returned and the Voidsinger when the void burned away his skin.Even Jor still has the original domination shard that Jadyk made in the first thread
>>1131088Ah yes, I forgot about the instant and reliable translating the spikes do. Do they have any other benefits?
>>1131109Hey it's space magic. It's more like just a bluetooth for a Think Tank since it's linked into their nervous system and it lets me just ignore the whole difficulties of interspecies language barriers.HQQ has spine-chewing psychic parasites, DATS has magic torture spikes linked to brains in jars.Benefits wise it lets a Think Tank keep track of anyone with one embedded, the pain induction for attitude control problems, and a built-in kill switch that will basically create an aneurysm to drop the host dead but with a loss to the life energy.
>>1131145T-Those don't sound like benefits...
>>1131150Well, it benefits the undead overlords in control of the spikes of course.Research into psionic tech may grant further benefits to the hosts in the future
>>1130951"Of course, Lord Jadyk. I will keep an eye on them and see if I can learn anything important from them," the eyeless general says as you receive a brief mental note from the Deep Rot."Contact me after you succeed in bestowing the power Solar onto Sur-Quro," Valresko nods but you continue, "I will then send you the next batch. Expansion is key now, Valresko. We must continue to grow in power. Right now sister Muic works with the Obsidianborn to create Reforged undead. The Predators expand their potential with their experiments and the Voidknights already possess the Voidsingers.Power should always be our goal," you say and watch with empty sockets as your clenched fist is engulfed with a tongue of solar flame, the armor blackening as it burned, "With enough power we shall become a new Undying Court and we will take vengeance against every singular being that betrayed me and lead me to that dark prison."The flames snuff out suddenly and already your armor starts to regenerate. Valresko bows low, "As you say, Lord Jadyk. Praise the Wormstar and the Armada," he says and salutes before turning to leave. Towing Sur-Quro in his wake he boards an awaiting Coffin and departs for his Battleship.The Harbingers you had controlled in the back of your mind, sending them searching for those that resonated with the elemental energies among the prisoners and refugees had started to report back their initial results.Energy Potentials:>55 Void>30 Necrotic>25 Arc>25 SolarYou found the result that a good portion of the solar potentials were Osjiic soldiers or engineers. The fact that so many of the Void potentials were Osjiic was less of a surprise of course. As more of the last pockets of resistance fell on Kanda more prisoners and refugees were taken in the Harbingers continued their search with single-minded determination.Did you wish to contact the Blackscale? All three are in the Urdir system at the cloning facility and are overseeing a batch of twenty Sunscale of the Worker caste waiting for Valresko before awakening them from their comas and moving on with their experimentation into creating loyal Sunscale.
>>1131150It has benefits for us, and general public order, Hard to commit a crime when your nervous system will literally not let you
>>1131293Well, we do need to bring up the prospect of integrating the other blackscale cabals into the armada, but if you're getting ready to wrap up for the night there are other matters I was hoping to address. Do we still have time to pick out some new systems to deploy eyegores to? There are quite a few gaps in our intel network surrounding our current territory.
>>1131293Sure why not. hell we can get a full status report
>>1131328actually yeah getting ready to wrap up for the night but the story stuff will continue tomorrow/later today.Thread is archived, please vote if you can.I hope folks had fun, I know I did writing it.>Do we still have time to pick out some new systems to deploy eyegores to?Name em
>>1131382Worllunan (I mean holy crap it's right next door how have we not even visited the system yet)N'BiicN'Tiin And that unnamed red giant half way between R'Jur and Orichalc, because it's smack dab in the no mans land between the Akham and Osijic.And on an entirely different note, do you think we could do something with the ships here >>1130123, or if not can we deal with it tomorrow?
>>1131414Ships look good to me. Can have a vote later on to add it and any other designs that might get submitted before then.And sure, we can send Eyegores to search those four.Roll me 4d100 best of first three please
Rolled 95, 85, 54, 38 = 272 (4d100)>>1131536
Rolled 48, 15, 90, 58 = 211 (4d100)>>1131536
Rolled 44, 8, 97, 74 = 223 (4d100)>>1131536
Those are some good fucking rolls Also we should send an eye fire to the system with the apparent undead incursion/rumors
>>1131536I am all for those ships, let us bring light to any shadow the wraiths try to hide in Also great to see the orders shall be getting a boost how long until we initiate the ructu? Or shall we wait til the ocean city is finished on their planet before we bring them fully into the business
I've been thinking about an upgrade to the Troll shields and thought I'd share it.Basically, you attach a Scourge (or if we can create a new miniature, intelligent creature with manipulator limbs) to the inside of the Troll's shield. It operates a Shardspitter mounted on the shield, either going above it or have its barrel protruding through a brattice in the shield.Load it up with the various glands we have available for debilitation. This way the Trolls can just bull rush like the crazies they are and mow down the front line of whatever it is they are charging without exposing themselves until they are in melee range and it shouldn't increase the unit cost too significantly.
>>1131805Why not make a shield with shuttable 'pores' on it, that shoot darts coated with (substance)? Of course the shields themselves have the glands necessary.So imagine a flat-ish undead turtle, that has glands for various crowd control stuff, that can open pores on its back, that can shoot darts from it. Hell, you can shoot tear gas from the pores and create a smokescreen of tear gas. And it could be held by Trolls and other undead.
>>1131833That's even better. I used the Scourge since it has a mind and is able to aim, but that actually won't be necessary.If we can make a completely new creation like that then I am all for it.What sort of creatures can we use as a base? Stonestars with ALL the armor upgrades... my god we could put a miniature anti-grav on it to reduce its weight. If trolls fall in battle our medium troops will be able to pick them up.
We also should try to get magma users. The obsidian born are trying to make magma infuse reconstructed, but if it is possible to allow the living to wield it, all the better.
>>1131805Scourges riding on a shield wouldn't work with a Troll, not tall enough. But with a Brute, who carry giant tower shields that would crush a normal human or vorh, having a pair of Scourges or Cyclops shooting through slots would be feasible.>>1131536I'll make sure to have those four systems written up before the next thread
>>1134378I am, watching a bloody butchering.
>>1134378Like poking an anthill the anons rise to the surface in search of even the smallest scraps of quest
>>1134602>hurrdehurr im a poet and dindeven no itMan fuck off
>>1134629None of that rhymes, was going for more of a David Attenborough documentary, thing
>>1134629What the hell crawled up your bitch ass and died anon?
>>1134850An edgy 12 year old apparently
>>1134378Aye aye, captain.
>>1134378Laughter and cheers filled the air along with clouds of smoke from cooking pits and narcotikelp pipes, the background hymns of the Chitin Choir ever present but unintrusive on the good moods of the living. Pirates and Armadan citizens mingled, cooking and sharing food or haggling each other over bartered goods. Stonestar emerge from their tunnels and join the few ructu in the city to meet the Pirate visitors with demi-Think Tanks serving as translators. Groups of drunk and high Necrolytes celebrate in knots, their cheers raising as they reveled in their victory.Jor stood with the Clanship Captains on a balcony overlooking the main crowd of the celebrations in one of the main plazas. A table had been set with an array of food, much of it picked from the cities canals or orchards along with cuts of herd-beast and other native Horizon's Drop game. The human observed how the netu captains would speak quietly among themselves briefly while they ate and enjoyed the sights.Captain Troma turned to Jor and gestured with an eel-kelp roll to the plaza and the crowd, "Is every night like this then? One big party?"Jor laughs and shakes his head. His helm was fully retracted, appearing as a decorative ridge of bone around his collar, "Only occasionally. This is a momentous day for many of them. Besides the Armatocere and Ructu, your group here are the first to visit the city that know how to celebrate," he motions to a group below where Armadans and Pirates were cheering and betting on a vicious fight between a Reconstructed pet seemingly mostly made of teeth and a droid that danced on bladed limbs, "While the Necrolytes are returning from a successful campaign against the Osjiic with no casualties from what I've heard."Vorlam pressed a switch on her cybernetic eye while watching the fight as bone chips and sparks go flying in the duel, "Conquering Osjiic held systems in less than a week now? Jadyk claimed to have only been freed for a matter of months but already this Armada is that mighty?" She doesn't sound accusatory, her attention seemingly fully on the vicious display below."The old Necrotic Armada was said to have conquered systems like Veraga in a matter of hours," Jor says nonchalantly and takes a sip of the Corrin alcohol that Captain Troma had brought as a gift, "We were concerned with the preservation of the soldiers and slaves of the planet. Had it been the old Jadyk I have no doubt he would have had no qualms about glassing the world and then just digging beneath the slag to get at the metal."The netu fall silent and look at Jor uncertainly for several uncomfortable moments but finally Vorlam speaks up, "We count ourselves lucky then," She glances at the array of seafood on the table then back to Jor, "Tell me Jor, does Jadyk like to fish?"Jor blinks in confusion for a moment and Troma sighs, "Oh not this again," returning to finishing the last of his kelp roll.
>>1135336"Only if it's a REALLY big fish. "
>>1135336Now would be a good time to tell the story of Catching the fury of the wormstar
>>1135336Does Jaydk like to fish>flag back to Jaydk bring urged out of a drop ship like a torpedo into a battleship sized squidJor: ... Depends, mostly on your definition of the word fishing...
Totally not to meant as innuendo.... And now you can't not read it as innuendo>fanfics written by necrotic civilians shipping the various champions of the Armada>author name always seems to be solar cactus
>>1135336As night began to fall over Iti'a'Ropku there was a flash of a ship exiting sub-space and the Wick enters orbit over Horizon's Drop. The civilian freighter descends to the city illuminated in the mountains and sets down at a landing zone.As the crew disembarked they were greeted by a group of Stingers waiting by cargohauling hovercraft stacked high with crates of Drop Kelp and discreet packages of the narcotikelp. Buddy nods at the Reconstructed as he passes and one of the Stingers lifts a hand and grunts in reply leaving the human staring dumbly as it moved to start loading the smugglers ship.They hitched a ride onto a transport carrying another batch of Necrolytes returning from Kanda. They immediately begin talking with the Legionnaires that had accompanied the smugglers on the Wick, the guards listening with rapt attention.Once in the city proper the guard Necrolyte head off, promising to be back at the ship the next day. The trio of smugglers went to the plaza where the Daggers that had brought along wares for trading were set up under tents. Lampposts bearing shining colored crystal were spaced throughout the plaza illuminating the collection of wares.Clud exclaimed in happiness when he found a jar of the Revaan slugs, the cloudy mixture inside churning with the creatures. Buddy grimaced as the netu paid with a handful of Confederate tokens, "You're not eating those on my ship.""You mean our ship," the netu said while looking at the jar happily."Yeah, no, you're not opening that jar anywhere except your own quarters, Clud," Eigha chimed in while looking at a collection of fiction discbooks for a moment then moving on when the netu groaned in annoyance.
>>1135948As the night darkened the lights of the Colosseum lit up the sky and the sounds of cheering drew in the pirates and citizenry alike. The sounds of battle rang out with the cheering crowds, the shouts of pain and the harsh screech of vibroblades clashing. In the arena a pair of Epikor fought back to back as they fended off multiple Trolls coming at them. The two fighters wore thick bone armor and helms with darkened visors for their sensitive eyes, vibroaxes swung expertly against the Reconstructed they dueled, hardlight shields flashing and sending sparks when they blocked sword and ax blows.Several Trolls already lay scattered around them, limbs removed or skulls hacked open. The undead carried heavy bone shields and slashed with heavy vibroblades, their serrated jaws gnashing as they growled and snapped. The epikor spun around each other, their shields guarding each other as much as themselves and axes lashing out from unexpected angles after their partners feinted.The crowds cheered for them as they fought and brought down Troll after Troll that attacked them. Finally it was down to the last few Trolls and the pair of soldiers were showing signs of wear, their armor scored and chipped, blood seeping from where a lucky hit managed to his flesh. The last Trolls charged and the pair reacted, splitting apart suddenly to confuse the undead as they suddenly went on the attack themselves.The cheers swelled as the fighters seemed to get a second wind, one lopping off the legs of a Troll as they spun under a swing, momentum carrying them to lodge the axe into the skull of another and twisting to shove the undead into the path of another charging with cleaver raised. The other leaps up to kick off a boneshield to bring their axe down two handed into the neck of a Troll driving them to their knees.They fought fiercely but with a practiced cunning and soon the audience started shouting excitedly as the last Troll fell to the dirt of the arena floor before them. The pair look at each other and share a nod before lifting their axes into the air then letting them fall to the ground and walking away to a mixture of cheers and booing.A human announcer's voice crackles out, the human standing on a floating one-person platform that drifts over the Colosseum as a cloud of Scourges fly out to clear away the wreckage of the Trolls to be recycled, "Let's hear it for the twins!" her voice shouts out and she was answered by another round of cheers and boos, "Since their defeat at the hands of our beloved General Nekris the Twin Axes have won every fight we've pit them against! No wonder they were the personal guards of the great Terror snake!"The platform sways and she gestures with broad motions to the elevated terrace your Throne perched and a collection of guests stood, "If we may please have your attention, Lord Jadyk has something he wishes to say," she says and the hovering stand drifts to the side.
>>1135952Lights illuminated your form as you stood, Kyn'tk twisting in your grasp as you drifted to the edge of the platform. Your voice carries out over the silent crowd, nearly the entirety of the Armada's living population packed into the stands, "Today is an important day. Today my loyal Necrolyte Legion and Generals return home to Horizon's Drop after the successful campaign taking the world of Kanda."You wait for the cheering to die down and you motion to the netu captains standing nearby, "And today we officially welcome our new friends the Pirate Clans. The hospitality of Iti'a'Ropku is open to them and I know you all will make them feel welcome. It is my hope that this is only the beginning of a lasting peace between the Armada and Clans," you say and give a respectful bow to the Netu who return the gesture.The Voidsinger Commander steps forward at your gesture and your voice rings out again, "The glory that the Necrolyte Legion has and will bring the Necrotic Armada is well deserved and all thanks must go to our Commander of the Legion," there was a round of cheering from the Legionnaires in the stands, "Without him there would be no Legion and it is by his hand that it is the force it is today," the Voidsinger salutes then gives a short wave and steps back.Portions of the field rumble and slide back, allowing hoverracers and their pilots to move out of the darkness in preparation. You lift your hands and your voice calls out, "Don't let me interfere with your entertainment. Just know that I am personally in gratitude to the soldiers of the Legion. You do not have to put yourselves in danger yet you still do, fighting in the name of your new home and the promise of the Armada. I thank you all."You step back as the announcer picks up in your place and the crowd turns their attention to the racers as she starts introducing them. Jor and the Commander were standing to the side, Jor pulling back his sleeve to show the hardlight shield and stingwhip built into the forearm when you motion them over to the Throne.
>>1135961The pirates stand off to the side chatting with Red-Leaf-Strains and some Necrolyte officers when the pair join you. Seated once more in your throne you nod to the osjiic, "I really am proud of the Legion. And of your personal growth," you gesture and a Dirge that had been stationed on the edge of the platform drifted forward startling the captains that thought it was just a statue. The crystal shrouded Reconstructed placed a heavy crate of black bone in front of the Voidsinger and you nod at him.He bends down to open it and gives a laugh as he pulls out a heavy Void-Screamer, the weapon made of jet-black bone that seemed to drink in the light. Motes of voidlight drifted from the machinery as he hefted it and felt the latent energy of the weapon. The Voidsinger tested the weight as you spoke, "One of my personal weapons I crafted but sadly did not get to use often and it resents me for that. I know you will be a satisfactory master for it. It carries a mote of my own power and I grant you this to show that I put my trust in your capabilities, Commander."He charges the weapon without firing then lets the charge dissipate before kneeling with his head bowed before you, "I am honored by your gift, Lord Jadyk. I will put it to good use, do not fear."Jor leans in to look at the weapon that he would have difficulty lifting without his telekinesis, "So what are you going to name it?"The Osjiic looked down at the weapon for a moment, "Vendetta," he says finally and nods.Jor laughs, "Appropriate I suppose," he then lifts his hands up defensively at the look the Voidsinger shot him but the pair walk away as they speak.You sit on your throne and watch as the races begin, ribbon of hardlight track lighting up as they hovercraft roar out of the stadium into the city. You listen to the roar of the crowds and feel the waves of life energy roiling off of them. Hidden beneath their feet clusters of spherical crystal drink in their ambient energy from the very air, cables like twisted nerves channeling the bounty of skimmed energy into your being. You sit and bask in the glow of a living population beginning to love you.
>>1135965It really is rewarding seeing the inane forms of technology we came up with actually get introduced to the quest and help direct the evolution of the Armada. One of the things I really like about your QMing style Graves.
>>1135965We made Jaydk into a party powered skeleton.
>>1136016Not just that but finally seeing the reconstructed pets that were first devised around thread ten is amazing, Next we are gonna see david Carrying a Jadyk action figure around.Also Grave does this mean that life energy is a seperate thing from necrotic energy?
>>1136088The way I see it life energy is just one of many potential sources of energy that can be 'metabolized' by a lich or necromancer. The pastebin describes how heat and electrical energy can be consumed using a reaver staff, I always figured life was just a particularly potent or easy to digest source of power. Also, Grave ded for reals this time?
>>1136088>>1136301Life energy is what necromancers drain from well, the living to power their necrotic abilities. The life/living energy is the fuel, the necromancer or undead the engine, and the power necrotic is the horse power... >>1136301Lifes a bitch, more often then not. considering its an off day i think you will find he is just Updating as he can atm.
So a suggested improvement to the missiles that hold the wasting sludge we add Flechettes into the sludge so that when the missile detonates sealed Armour is pointless, Also does anyone else want to improve Jadyk? With all the upgrades we have now i think it is time, for instance if we grab these passive upgrades we will improve Jadyks General survivability, StonebonesColdskinShellskinAnd For armour i am torn between Draginhide And Wormrune, since dragon hide should reduce damage from when we use the solar, But worm rune would be fitting as well. Also should Jadyk wear a helmet into battle?
>>1136588good point, especially once we get into the shit real bad, were going to need to hold our own in a fight and upgrades are something we should invest in
A couple of thoughts.I was thinking about cloning our Necrolyte legionnaires- rather than making a storm trooper army, can we swap out the beds in the barracks with medical pods or maybe just have the medical equipment in the room that allows for Mental Reading.Basically, every time the troops go to bed, their mind is read and copied as they sleep. If they fall in battle, a clone is created and implanted with the person's most recent memory data. They lost their memory of the battle they fell in but retain all of their previous experience and memories.They become practically immortal. This can be a standard practice, an officer/veteran perk, a three-strikes-you're-out setup or a simple opt-in program. Why serve in death if they can serve in life eternal? We need to do this with our generals as well with back ups stored on Deep Rot and every single Think Tank.Now on to the Necromancers.What is their role in society beyond "learn necromancy"? Obviously they need to hold funeral rites, make it a big deal when they reconstruct the fallen where they send off the departed. After the send off, the corpses are put in cauldrons and they introduce the new Reconstructed as a manifestation of their strength of will and faith in Jadyk and the values and virtues of the Armada.Baptism- A public event and a great celebration when children are implanted with Domination Spikes. Once a child is old enough to speak they are gifted with a spike, both for its babelfish properties and as a charm that promises them the protection and support of the Armada.This should also extend for all new citizens of the Armada, baptised in the name of Lich-Lord Jadyk and the flames of the Wormstar.
>>1136801I agree that cloning should only be an officer perk and that you only get so many go-arounds. Even ignoring copying errors, it might seem insulting to the families that their loved one has been "brought back" but with only their recent memories, effectively making them an impostor. Also read about the island of Numenor. The people were given lives far longer then that of other men, but eventually that made them fear death far more and become greedy. Death is an inevitability, even for us or our Immortals, so we must not present to the people a hollow gift.
>>1136814How about this, you get one (1) uno clone. If you fall in battle, your clone gets the choice to stay and fight in the legion or take the chance to be a civilian? They'll still be reconstructed on their second go with death.I think that can be a real morale booster in those really shitty, desperate situations. Holding the line or covering a retreat is a great sacrifice but "you" will have a second chance.
>>1136831I like this idea. They have experienced death on the battlefield and if they no longer fear it, then there is no reason to hold them back. If the want to retire, then they have already given there lives once.
>>1136588Hold off on our own upgrade until we get the right material -cough- wormstar fragment -cough- Also at the level Jaydk operates a helmet is pointless because anything that is a threat to him will most likely ignore a thin veneer of material anyway>>1136801Que the existential crisis, am I really me, how many me shave there been how do I know any of this is real etc etc
>>1136831I fail to see how this is a morale booster. If they're dead they're dead the promise of a clone living out the lives they could have had isn't an incentive in fact it's an insult to their memory.
>>1136588Hold off until the old armada girl wakes up and teaches us everything she knows, she was always better at it than us>>1137175And as this post said hold off until we get the shard>>1135965Question Can we use dream stones to do more than add loyalty? Can we have them boost creativity, motivation, determination, and ingenuity? Doing so in our city's will help make us culturally dominant compared to other factions Could we also use them to motivate people to start family's? Few things tie someone to a place more than starting a family there. more so if members of a visiting faction fall in love with someone here. Would be very useful
>>1136801No because >>1137175 and >>1137287Instead make clones that are controled by the person who was cloned, depending on how well our tech can do it the legionaries need not even leave the planet, just the puppet clones will
Once I get my tax stuff done today we should be able to continue.Sorry for passing out last night
>>1137384Happens to the best of us
>>1137384It ok grave, Doing taxes makes me pass out too
>>1137384RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE.
>>1137384This took me exactly three seconds to find.
>>1137175Can we Not subsume the corpse of pretty much jadyks dad? i mean i think he would be more respectful than that. at least towards the true dead.>>1136801Also for now i would rather a storm trooper army than doing that since our promise to them is reconstruction once they fall in battle. And because if we make a few legions of clones we can double the legions numbers prettymuch overnnight
>>1137537It is literally a giant power source your implying that we are going to consume the thing rather then purify it by joining it to what the wraiths called "an uncorrupted wormstar fragment"I mean did you just want to put it on a shelf for any masked to pick up and move elsewhere. What better way to praise the worm sat then becoming it's newest incarnation?
>>1137546How do you know it would be a purification, Secondly Almost all of my concerns about this is how out of character it would be, I mean with how much jadyk respected the big ball of fiery death, i can't see him even having the thought of merging with it, Besides taking in that much necrotic energy at once could kill us, don't you remember jadyks reminiscence on what happened to the greedier liches? Also there is a chance we could bring the old wormstar Back. Its fragments still whisper after all, and if we bring them all together? Merge them with that giant sun made from necrotic power?
>>1137384the faG is here dont worry
>>1137591Jadyk has changed a lot since he worked for it. He would still have a shit ton of respect for it, but he now knows that its way was not the best way. Does not mean he would absorb it, but it does not mean he reveres it as much. I dont think merging with it would be smart, at least if it still has any sentience left. If its just a unique necrotic power signature, then after some analysis we can suck it dry or re-purpose it. And if the Masked want the damn thing, there is not much we can do to stop them, though they seem to be willing for us to have a chance to get it, if only to wipe out the council.
>>1137702We shouldn't merge with it, it should merge with deep rot. Or well something like it.We probably shouldn't keep it on any populated world seeing how it has effected the world it's on>>1137384Is >>1137354 or >>1137345 possible?
>>1137591Eh it's all theoretical until Jaydk can actualy study it.And by merging with it I'm not saying he should drain the thing instating he should use it to increase his maximum power level etc since it can easily contain so much raw power making it into a sort of, internal battery/reserve could be helpful pending on the size of the shard Though the idea of holding it on a non populated world might be a good idea we have crystal tech to absorb all that excess energy and if we could hook those up to a necrotic well to hold the energy then hook that well up to planetary defence cannons we suddenly have so very potent orbital defence Not sting we do these things but they are ideas others can work off or run with
>>1137345>Can we use dream stones to do more than add loyalty? >Can we have them boost creativity, motivation, determination, and ingenuity?That's all up to the individual. Some things can't be preprogrammed>>1137354>make clones that are controled by the person who was cloned,Intriguing idea and likely possible with psionic tech but currently the same thing can be achieved by assigning control of Reconstructed to them much they have been doing on Kanda and have been training to do for a while now.
>>1136588Jadyk and the other Generals all get the passive upgrades that the Reconstructed do along with some adaptations they select themselves. The Predators have chromatic skin and the Voidknights all have the void armor.
So it'll be a little bit until I can post freely. Until then feel free to post up questions or designs
>>1138017How does everyone feel about...cuttlefish?
>>1138032Y-your a monster!
>>1138419Think abouy it thoUpgrade the Loom with camo and hypno powersThereNow we have space cuttlefish
>>1137872You know i actually agree with the anon you were talking to but also, You rather completely disregarded the possibility of us bringing the Wormstar back.and We already know it is still sentient in some form, since it keeps sending visions and whispering through space, It even sent Jor visions of Itia'Ropku and its songs,
>>1137891The point of the clone puppets is that there is no loss of fighting skill and no risk of losing a skilled fighter.If they puppeted a reconstructed then they would be using a body unfamiliar to them, and we won't be seen using living fighters Can we start researching puppet clones? >>1138514 Yes but that would require us finding a cuddle fish, or something equivalent
>>1135336kekOld Jadyk was fucking hardcore.
>>1138528We could bring it back, but not all at onec and not as it wasIf we for example somehow added each peace to deep rot, we would have time to convince each fragment of out current path, and when the next fragment is added both deep rot and the first fragment would convince the next.Repeat this process and we have a wormstar that has the same views as usThe question is if we should.Right now we the players are in charge, if we reforge the wormstar would we control it? It would likely be higher in the chain of command than usAlso if reforged at all we should prepare to see the mother and father attack is in full force
>>1138528Exactly man, the fact that the Wormstar has been speaking to Jor and inspiring many of his actions throughout the quest is the single biggest indicator that it's still conscious in some form or other. More to the point, it shows that the wormstar itself in part envisioned the more benevolent turn the revived Armada has taken with regards to the living, and how it personally selected Jor as a means of fulfilling it. If you think about it, Jor is in many ways just as responsible as Jadyk is for the nature of the New Necrotic Armada, and I have no doubt that was part of the Wormstar's designs. As long as that intelligence which created said designs still exists and is vaguely aware of itself, consuming any fragment of it remains sacrilege of the highest order.
>>1135965>Hidden beneath their feet clusters of spherical crystal drink in their ambient energy from the very air, cables like twisted nerves channeling the bounty of skimmed energy into your being. You sit and bask in the glow of a living population beginning to love you.GENIUS. Much more efficient and practical to farm life energy than reap it. Thinking ahead for the long game.
>>1138599At what point has the wormstars guided or influenced us since we have woken up? I don't remember any times that has happened.As far as I'm aware the wormstar is still as much death to the living as beforeBut all this is speculation until we get our hands on it and see what we can doHow is the disciple anyway?
>>1138551Nigger, IMPLANTED MEMORIES Means no loss of fighting skill! Having the memories of almost nothing but combat, Followed by training will make them the same as an average Legionary.>>1138588Why Throw it into the deeprot? That seems ill advised? anon said we should use that giant star made out of an entire systems life energy, It seems like a good plan. since it won't give it control of all our undead should something go wrong>The question is if we should.It is very much at least from the impression i got. an endgame plan, something to do for the final ten threads. and a decent endgoal for jadyk at least in terms of narrative
>>1138528Not to ruin another plot lineBut I have a sneaking sensation that those original dreams where of a.. Masked origin to introduce a new pawn to the boardNot saying the wormstar is gone for good but it was a sentient sun, and these fragment fit on a ship, if we plan on playing undead jigsaw we are still several thousand shards short of a sailboat Though I do like the idea f deepest bring made into the next wormstar I feel that much like Ghul the entity is dead ren if it's memories and whispers longer on, perpetually present in the background noise to those sensitive but never again to roam the stars
>>1138588I've been thinking about that, obviously it would take much time and effort to reforge a literal god, but perhaps we could take advantage of this and remake it into a wholly new and improved form. Jadyk has tamed many new powers that were formally beyond him, for all we know we could pass these onto a new wormstar to make it that much more mighty. What would happen if we showed the wormstar how to manipulate the solar and the void? Not only would it gain an impossible insight into the nature of the universe, but it would forever be beyond the powers that destroyed it the first time around. And if the solar father or lunar mother do face down the new star...it could simply devour them.Having a three part god would be a boon for us if we wanted to acquire more worshipers, and since the solar nurtures where the necrotic consumes it would have innumerable means of positively interacting with it's followers. Hell, those sunscale clones we're making would follow that deity to the death and beyond.
>>1138704Guys. We dont even know what the Wormstar's personality was like. All we know is it thought galactic genocide was a pretty alright thing. It could even be single minded in that regard Even if we reforge it into something new, its on a whole other level then us when we had the power to one-shot battleships, just like all of the members of the Undying Court. Remaking it at its full power is utterly of the table, though reforging into into an infantile, an controllable form could be alright. We could teach this infant god that genocide is a no no and why it is bad.
>>1138660We have tried to reach out to it, and we heard whispers and echoes. I suspect the influence of the masked in this regard keeping us from perceiving its shattered consciousness in some fashion,>>1138684The masked don't seem like they would do that, after all, they want us to bring fear to a complacent galaxy once more. and more then that, they have shown no capacity to invade dreams, Stopping time sure.. but fucking with dreams is more of the wormstar's shtiick And have we actually seen the fragment that the council has? for all we know it is the Size of a ship. the idea to bring it back seems to go like this.>step one if fragment is conscious feed it power until it is self sustaining>step two hope it's consciousness expands from there because it was a sentient sun to begin with and clearly does not follow the regular rules of life
>>1138660The wormstar has been guiding Jor though his dreams since before the beginning of the quest. It was under that influence Jor got the specific directions to our tomb, which is how we got out of that hole in the ground. But arguably even more significant than that was the initial concept for Iti'a'Ropku, a city where the dead and living live in peace. What made Jadyk pay so much attention to Jor's description of his dreams was the fact that he could recite hymns of the chitin choir that hadn't been uttered in eons. That was the moment Jadyk knew that the wormstar not only existed in some form in the galaxy, but had given implicit approval for the mortal friendly direction he is presently headed in. >>1138684The masked don't deal in dreams though, they deal in space time fuckery and what have you. Dream manipulation has been for the entirety of this quest been the exclusive domain of the Wormstar and it's remaining fragments. The masked are powerful but they're far from omnipotent, or they would have iced Akka-tor ages ago.
>>1138730What we know is it thought like most undead at the time that Galactic conquest sounded awesome and decided with its presumed immortality to achieve it through any means, now you can imagine an undead with entirely alien morals might go about this in an unsavory way.What makes you say its full power is off the table, there is a literal star made from the same energy it was, in this sector that is simply lacking in sentience.Also My friend Implying that Jadyk himself is still not perfectly alright with genocide, so long as they aren't his people is Naive the skeleton may not revel in pointless slaughter, But it is when there is a purpose to it that Jadyk would make a being suffer for eternity. For instance, The creation of the immortals. That was evil as fuck, but it served a purpose we all know that if it ensured the dominance of the armada, Jadyk would personally Slaughter that entire planet filled with fliers, hell he would probably murder every non cloned Sunscale in existence if it meant Safety for the armada, and that is forgetting the vengeance for the black flame and wormstar
>>1138663Putting it into the necrotic star thing would be an absolute terrible idea. That star is the one thing we can directly connect to the masked. Do you want the masked to have a direct link?The point of deep rot is that deep will hold and put back together the mind of the wormstar >>1138742We don't know the limits of the masked, we should prepare for all possible outcomes>>1138791We are not evil like that now, we are now not evil enough to do what we did to the immortals, and even then that felt out of place
>>1138862>We are not evil like that now, we are now not evil enough to do what we did to the immortals, and even then that felt out of placeLook at this anon. Look at him and laugh.
>>1138876We this very thread was almost overcome with protective fellings for the living. That's called character development.We started as an evil litch but now we are good. Not ambiguous, good.If we can convert instead of kill we will.If we can save someone we will.
>>1138901Yeah, I can't say I'm not happy with the direction the quest has gone, but at some point someone needs to run a quest which LOCKS OUT diplomacy and forces what is obviously a very evil character to actually be evil.Diplomancers always turn every quest into the goody goody show.
>>1138862>The point of deep rot is that deep will hold and put back together the mind of the wormstar The point of the deeprot is to Help control all our reconstructed so that the think tanks can do their actual jobs, like research.>We don't know the limits of the masked, we should prepare for all possible outcomesAnon Every undead "God" seems to follow some basic rules, they all have control over one thing, The masked have time and space, The wormstar had dreams and runes, The Black flame had Energy and Gravity. and Akka-tor seems to have partial control over space as evidenced by her phasing abilitiies>We are not evil like that nowAnd just like that you proved that you are an idiot, Jadyk is unquestionably Evil, There is a difference between realizing purging the galaxy of all life would be pointless, and becoming a good person
>>1138901Do you know why Jadyk is protective of them? it is all for the wrong reasons,They are his, it is like a dragon protecting its hoard, Not just that Jadyk spent an eternity in a black box with no company trapped inside his own mind, He is at heart LONELY so he surrounds himself with the living and various sentient undead. so he won't be alone again, In a way jadyk is still trapped in that underground tomb
>>1138935I mean the point of deep rot in my plan.It doesn't have to be deep rot but something like it>>1138911>>1138935So someone who whenever possible keeps death to a minimum, Someone who try's to free every slave he can, someone who lets the living live in happness and bliss evil? By our actions we haven't been evil in at least 20 threads.
>>1138901No anon, no. We are an inhuman monster, as has been stated at numerous points in the quest by Jadyk himself. He is every bit as capable of unimaginable cruelty as he always has been, it's just that now he prefers to avoid POINTLESS cruelty, unless it is being performed for a higher cause. If he had to, he would abduct another batch of captives and torture them to death if need be, as long as he does so for the benefit of those under his protection. The immmortal research drive for instance, allowed us to share our undying nature with those subjects who are worthy of it, and from those experiments we learned how to prevent the living from getting cancer just by being around us. You can bet your bottom dollar if we came up with another experiment that required living subjects to be subjected to unimaginable pain we would do it, if it furthered our power and wellbeing of our people. Fuck, that's exactly how Nekris learned how to construct arc condensers and pass the arc on to the living. Go reread that passage if you think we arbitrarily stopped being a monster just because we decided to practice sustainable harvesting of the living as opposed to just reconstructing the lost of em.
>>1138962>By our actions we haven't been evil in at least 20 threads.You have a very selective memory then.
>>1138955Is someone who dose good things for bad reasons good or evil? I honestly don't know
>>1138979>Is someone who dose good things for bad reasons good or evil?An age old question, but the answer is always somewhere in between. Trying to shove complex and multi-dimensional characters into one of two categories just isn't realistic, as many, many individuals with power (both in fiction and irl) could be described that way. And that's why I love what Jadyk has turned into. He isn't some cartoon villain or some reformed soul driven by a noble cause, but something else entirely, something much more engaging.
>>1138976>>1138965>>1138911Perhaps you guys are right, we might not be good. Although we are probably the most benevolent of the major factions, but that is for selfish reasons
With the living still enthralled with their festivities you turn your thoughts to other matters. Among the Ahkam officers taken from Vle'Karak's ship you find something intriguing in the memories the Think Tanks were sifting through. Among the Ahkam forces one of the more common sights in their galleys and cargo holds were chilled canisters filled with an undifferentiated mess of flesh, fat, and blood, the infamous Yikyak meat that was beloved by the Tyrre and nearly universally loathed by everyone else. You had paid little mind to it, assuming it was produced in meat farms like those common in megacities but the kosda has been on hand to witness its delivery.On a distant space-city carved out of an asteroid the kosda had been stationed for a time in the hangars and pylons. A regular visitor to the station was a large freighter ship that they had to help unload many times. The crew were an alien they had never seen before, the creatures hidden under complex environmental suits and spoke in a language that few of the Ahkam soldiers could understand. It wasn't uncommon for vassal worlds to send their tributes by freighter or shuttle, their taxes carefully counted and ranging from anything from live beasts to conscripts to manufactured goods. These aliens though only transported one thing and that was ship after ship packed to the brim with the yikyak meat sealed in airtight containers.A more thorough search through other memories and you manage to piece together a set of coordinates to the space-city in the neighboring sector. An Eyegore deploys and you wonder if you'll be able to track down these strange meat farmers.You are suddenly brought back to reality as Captain Troma approaches your throne as below another set of racers prepare for their chance. The Netu pulls a small holoprojector from his armor but doesn't ignite it, "Lord Jadyk, may I have a moment of your time?" You nod and motion him closer, "Do you know the Refuge system?">cont
>>1139068A brief search through an array of memories before you speak, "As its name implies a refugee system. In the nebula wall separating Confederate and Osjiic space. I heard that name spoken during my visit to Pequann."Nodding Troma lifts up the projector and a small display illuminates showing the system in simplified graphics, "Indeed. As the Osjiic threat advanced more and more refugees appeared in this system, sent there rather than taken in by the Confederacy. The Spear clans have been attempting to provide aid where they can, transporting in supplies or smuggling people to other systems," he flicks a finger and the image zooms out to the sector map to indicate Cerberi, "When the Osjiic captured the Cerberi system most of the refugees were sent to Refuge of course."He zooms back in to one of the habitable moons around a gas giant, "This moon had multiple cities where they attempted to mine the giant. From what we can gather the infection started here and spread by shuttle to the other planets and colonies," they flick a finger and the image changes to a recording of Pirates and local militia in patchwork armor and weaponry hunkered down and shooting around cover and screaming civilians rushed past. The image shifts and the view lifts up over the crowds to show a surging tide of bodies shuffling down a street.You could tell instantly from their movements they were undead, the zombified refugees moving like a tide of unstoppable necrotic flesh that rolled over the checkpoints. Troma spoke again, "Now, it is sadly not uncommon for deplorable situations like this to occur. Too many people in one place and somehow a zombie plague appears, either from the mad or the cruel," the netu shrugs as the recording shows the shuttle lifting off as the last walls were overrun by the undead but among their number were anomalies. Zombies hefted weaponry and fired with poor aim after the shuttles, missiles streaking wide but a few do hit the fleeing shuttles sending one tumbling to the ground."Why did you not tell me of this contamination at the meeting with the Clan Lords?" you ask simply.Troma clicks off the recording and looks up at you on the throne, "The Confederates were believed to be aware of the situation and responding after the Dauntless was spotting in Veraga. Sadly for the populace of Refuge, they were not their target. Word of the Dauntless being sighted in the neighboring sector just reached us," he glances around the stadium they were in as the racers take off for more laps, "We did not want to send you into a confrontation with the Dauntless. Would be a bad sign of our friendship," he looks back to you, "Besides this being an undead infection, it has spread too quickly to be unassisted. We believe there is some outside force controlling them, perhaps a self-taught necromancer or an undead such as yourself.""There are few undead that are such as I," you say more to yourself.
>>1139071The Refuge is a system heavily populated from refugees escaping the Osjiic advance. The Pirates have revealed that an undead infection is sweeping through the system, possibly guided by an intelligence. The Pirates decided not to tell you immediately until they were certain the Dauntless was not headed for Refuge itself.How shall you react to this news?>Send Eyegore to scout>Send Fleet immediately>Other (Write-in)
>>1139081>>Send Fleet immediatelyGiven that the system is unclaimed by any faction, and that our existence is already common knowledge, I can't think of a single valid reason to wait for things to get worse.
>>1139081>>Send Eyegore to scout>Send some camouflaged troop transports filled with "refugees" to the system.>>1139093Might make people panic or send the wrong message.
>>1139081Send eyegore to asses Prep fleet for excursion Real question is who is going on his scenic trip because a dominator or Jaydk would be the most effective using the power solar
>>1139081>>Send Fleet immediately>1 Frigate>100 Talons>200 Trolls>30 Looms>60 Shadows>> If we can get an eyegore in system and some Disposable troops on the ground to find out what is going on That would be great
>>1139071>>1139093>Send Eyegore to scout Information is power>send eyegore into neighboring sectors, if we're going to do a big move, we need to make sure we wont get bit in the ass
>>1139137We should not send any generals yet. If we just send some basic reconstructed it poses less risk, Especially since Jadyk can speak through any reconstructed
>>1139098Well regardless the armada rocking up after a zombie infection any attempt at stealth if failed will be used as propaga see about us starting the zombie infection if we rock up guns blazing wipe out the zombies and give aid to the planet well, that would be hard to twist against us
>>1139151not if people start firing on us immediately and we have to defend our self.
>>1139081Send the ships of other factions that we have.We don't want it to look like we where there at all. It might look like we caused the outbreak But if we send in some of our captured ships and clam to be a rouge traders here to help it might work
>>1139151Us being there at all will look bad, it could be spun in any witch way as propaganda. Even if we help they would just leave that out.
>>1139178Id rather just observe and observe carefully, but yea if were going to do any military movements on the ground definitely do it using the legion, our reconstructed will almost 100% be seen as a threat however, at least in securing the system, go in big with the fleet, once again, we don't want to be caught with our pants down
>>1139148You speak with great foresight, faG, we still need to finish spreading our eyegores throughout our current sector.
>>1139224sometimes a faG know best
>>1139202I don't think sending any living units would be good.We don't want to risk infectionThe point of the ships is that the ships are all others are likely to see>>1139224We should probably build a fuck ton more
>>1139081Probably another Blackscale clan or something.
>>1139238Yea, to be clear Im not even supporting intervening, id rather just watch and then swoop in when everyone's weak, or just not at all as the case may be however if boots are going to be on the ground and we have to save civies, there is a real potential that the riled up and currently armed populace that is fighting the undead will not see ours in a good light, then we have a situation we cant win, the civies will fight to the last if they feel cornered with no way out, and i doubt they would be willing to see things from our undeads point of view.
>>1139081>Send Eyegore to scout while prepping a fleet>Also rolling for Eyegore sent to spy on Ahkam space stationRoll me 21d100 best of first 3 please
Rolled 78, 54 = 132 (2d100)>>1139308I gotchu
Rolled 31, 33 = 64 (2d100)>>1139308
Rolled 55, 33 = 88 (2d100)>>1139308Well shit, if everyone else is too busy to roll have another one.
Ok how's thisSee an eyegore and the smallest stealth ship that can carry a cauldron we get into the planet and release flat bodied gargoyles to scout, find some zombies and dump em in the cauldron to figure out how they are being reconstructed and if possible interrogate one in private Also abduct some locals for interrogations for more background info Once we've got an idea of who or what we are dealing with we can decide on how to intervene mind you this is a test by the pirates to see if we will stay true to our word
>>1139353All sub-capitol and capitol ships have Cauldrons in them. Corvettes and Frigates can't make Large Reconstructed but they are the best at using a stealth cloak besides the Coffins.>>1139336One roll per player plsSomeone will roll eventually.
Rolled 76, 33 = 109 (2d100)>>1139384I DON'T PLAY BY ANY FLIMSY RULES.
Rolled 69, 46 = 115 (2d100)>>1139308
Rolled 95, 50, 18, 63, 27, 81, 88, 11, 86, 51, 96, 51, 29, 7, 75, 61, 78, 88, 29, 48, 93 = 1225 (21d100)>>1139308>Roll me 21d100Ayyy
Rolled 59, 38 = 97 (2d100)>>1139308
>>1139432>>Roll me 21d100whoops, yes 2d100 is the roll I wanted lol
>>1139466That is an amazing gif.
>>1139466Yeah, that's going straight into my 'improbably hilarious vehicular accident' gif folder.
>>1139740I just wish he would tell us when he's passing out.
>>1139384Did anyone support the idea of sending a cloaked Corvette along with the Eyegore?
>>1139791I'll support it now
>>1139791Down with the clown Supporting
>>1139791Sure lets do it. Say graves, why don't you include cloaked corvettes and frigates in the pastebin? For the amount of use we get out of them they might as well be a ship class on their own right so we might as well build some so we can track them. They'd cost exactly the same as a standard corvette anyway.
>>1139847>They'd cost exactly the samehad to be done...
>>1136801Pointing to this again since no one commented on the second part about the necromancers.The idea is to create a culture in our empire. It's all good and great right now while things are fresh, but come the first (and subsequent) generation of Armada born citizens things are going to change. They weren't saved from slavery, they weren't saved from prison ships or involuntary military service and they weren't protected against pretender gods.They'll grow up in a relative utopia without the prior experiences necessary to make them truly appreciate what they have. Creating a culture that celebrates Jadyk, the Armada and the life they're given will be key in the future if we plan to peacefully annex planets and systems.Dreamstones and Dominator Spikes are great for forcing obedience, by subtlety and pain but make them accept them as a gift, one they are honestly grateful for and our living subjects will be even more docile and accepting of whatever evil lich shit we do to our enemies. Being able to control our population without relying on terror, oppression or mind control will save Jadyk from a lot of headaches because it'll eliminate the need to micromanage people.We, Jadyk and his generals, will wage interstellar warfare and our loyal subjects will wage a culture war simply by existing.As a side note, if our prisons aren't already filled with dreamstones they really ought to be, we shouldn't have to personally go and kill or torture someone every time prisoners shout a little. Put dreamstones on all ships with holding cells too.
>>1140122Necromancers are starting to fill that role. Red-Leaf-Strains is actually the closest thing to a priestly Necromancer that you have right now, her and her sister alphas spreading the good word of the Wormstar and Jadyk to the other Osogo tribes. With the upcoming influx of the freed slave population there will be a lot of people looking for guidance>As a side note, if our prisons aren't already filled with dreamstones they really ought to be, we shouldn't have to personally go and kill or torture someone every time prisoners shout a little. Put dreamstones on all ships with holding cells too.This is already in effect but I should probably write it down somewhere. All of the planet-side prisons have dreamstones built into the walls and so do the ship brigs. Giving a bit of personal attention to rowdy prisoners just helps the process
>>1140420It's awesome to see our necromancers turn into pillars of our bizarre community, it makes me wonder what sort of precise role they will take in the days to come. At this point they are already pretty much the designated managers of civilian and logistical infrastructure in the Armada and it will be interesting to see this role expand over time.On the other hand it's kind of a shame that the necrotic it's a bit of shame to see the necrotic order of the Armada take a sideline to the other orders in the field of war. Is there any chance Jor and co will be able to use their abilities offensively once they gain enough power? It would be cool to see the necrotic being applied with the same devastating effectiveness as the void and solar.>>1140122Now you're getting it anon. As Jadyk has recently learned, hope is a far more potent motivator for the living than fear. Hope shall drive the living among us to achieve what was once impossible for the old Armada.>>1139882Huehuehue
>>1140420So random ideaIf we had say, a battleship sized ship equipped with stealth but instead of weapons etc it was just covered and filled with dream stones or a giant dream stone, if it hid in a regular orbit of a planet would the dream stone effects reach the ruface or would it require a larger dream stone/ proximity for it to work.Similar concept if say with a planet like earth, using large number of heavy digging constructed carved te surface of the moon could we turn it into one giant dream stone and would it's effects be noticeable on earth (other then people just going "who the fuck put tribal tatoos on the moon")
>>1140692>Is there any chance Jor and co will be able to use their abilities offensivelyIf you and the other players want you could have the Necromancers join in with the Necrolyte Legion. At least one of the Necromancers, the only Osjiic member, was a Legionnaire.Support for having the Necromancers learn the art of war by serving in the Legion alongside the Voidsingers (and soon to be Arc and Solar members)?>Y/N>>1140695>battleship sized ship equipped with stealthA battleship would be able to hold stealth for maybe an hour if it just sat still and didn't do anything without giving itself away. The bigger the object the more noticable it is by warping light around it, that's why sub-capitols and strikecraft are the best fits for stealthAs for the moon-sized dreamstone idea, not sure. Probably wouldn't affect the planet it orbits around but it would definitely work on the folks in orbit around the moon or on its surface
>>1140747>Y but only if they wish too
>>1140747Y but the still need to continue learning more skills involved in city logistics and how to manage civilians.
>>1140747>>Y>>1140832Maybe we should set up a dedicated university or similar institution of learning where they can study such things. We could even allow non necromancers to study things like engineering and the like, the more living we get to engage with and aid the Armada constructively the better off our society will be in the long run.
>>1140867That's actually being done. Inspired by the Stonestar researchers sent by the Lavafather to get a crash course in science and space travel there are several classes that take place in Iti'a'Ropku. There are a lot of Legionnaires that spend time at the classes while they are "off-duty" with some mandatory classes being mandatory for the Legion.Most of the general knowledge stuff like math, history, biology, some engineering, etc, are taught by Think Tanks using gathered knowledge. There are other classes that are taught by volunteer citizens, a lot of them scientists or engineers from Horizon's Drops original colony or from Clour and Station 88.With the influx of refugees coming in there will likely be a swelling of attendance as people who had their access to knowledge severely limited their whole lives are suddenly welcome to dig through the extent of the Think Tanks knowledge (of stuff that isn't confidential of course)Speaking of training and Necromancers, when did you folks wish to start recruiting from the Ructu populace? You could recruit several now, wait for city on Rukor to finish, or something else
>>1140885I feel like waiting for the city on Rukor to finish, so they can study in an environment that suits them better.
>>1140885let the city finish
>>1140885Wait for the city that way they will be somewhere familiar while they lean and won't feel like we are abducting their citizens Also should we start selling dream stones on confederate worlds with the necrotikelp? Or just smuggle them in and, leave then luring around in streets for people to find
>>1140747Also When are we gonna snatch up some of those necrotic sensitives on Rukor?
>>1140885Offer it now, Especially in small towns that we saved, The chance to learn how to raise the dead form Jadyk himself? i imagine many of them will jump at the opprotunity
>>1140934Changing choice to induct the ructu now They can then be part of opening the org and welcoming others to the city
>>1140885How is the birthrate of our population? Dose exposure to powers effect a fetus?
SoIs jor going to end up becoming worm pope?
>>1141133Considering red leaf is almost treating Jaydk like a god he might have some competition for leader of the faithBtw wasn't there something like 30 necrotic potentials among the Ructu?We never did check them for solar potentials though
>>1140885Wait for the city to be finished, so we can deliver our invitation to the Ructu to join us Among the Stars in one of those big, poetic scenes you're so good at writing. >>1141133YES, ALL WILL PRAISE THE WORM POPE.
so what place will we take next?Also how hard would it be to just send a fleet to the disciple and get that shard now
>>1140885All for inducting the fuckers now >>1141449Well it's systems away so very unlikelyUnless we start working on a worm gate project where we build gates in two locations to allow things to walk from one side to the other (see star gate rip off only it's original the character donut steel)
>>1141648Could we just combination drive there? That's how they got there in the first place
>>1141744>Could we just combination drive there? >That's how they got there in the first placeOr did you?
>>1141449I vote to take the R'Jur system next, followed in short order by D'Hrin. That pushes the Osijic many lightyears from our capitol at Horizon's Drop, and creates a buffer zone surrounding our recent acquisition of B'Nan. If we establish a foothold in Refuge or permission to use it's space, we can use it as launch pad for an invasion of Cerberi. Osijic will be saltier than the dead sea.>>1128113>Income:>>4,600,000B>>45,140,000MGraves, is this a typo? According the new resource system there shouldn't be any way we're bringing in that much metal.
>>1142151>45,140,000MWow yeah that is a big typo. Should beIncome:>4,600,000B>11,740,000M
>>1142196Okay sweet, that's what I thought it would be. So how's the new resource system working out for you dude? I had a couple of ideas on how to help streamline things but I couldn't make it to that thread where you brought it up a couple threads ago. What you got going on now seems to work alright though.
>>1142151Sounds like a good enough plan. Make sure we put eyegores in all adjacent systems so that we have advance warning if someone gets their knickers in a bunch.Grave, remind me, what is up with those nameless systems?>>1140420Will you write scenes for this? I enjoy that kind of fluff as much as the campaigns and it's a bit of a shame if it stays as "oh this happened in the background".And speaking of Red-Leaf-Strains it actually bothered me a little when they were made into necromancers and killed living sacrifices. It felt so perverse to corrupt her into a being that gets a rush from sucking the life out of people.How is the corruption/mutation progressing for the other necromancers? Jor overdosed but are the others balding as well?
>>1142937>Will you write scenes for this?With how threads last an entire week I have no excuse not to
At first you are unsure of what you hear. A humming and a repeated thumping coming from below Iti'a'Ropku that echoes through the Stonestar tunnels. It takes you a moment to realize it was music as a Flatbody Gargoyle slithers through the cracks of the steam-filled tunnels. Emerging into one of the larger chambers the Reconstructed was greeted by a curious sight.A gathering of the Stonestar crowded the edges of the cavern, some of them even clinging to the walls to watch the performance at the center. A group of them stood to the side playing instruments such as large flat drums with a skin stretched tight across the frame and played by rhythmically drumming two or three limbs, another being a series of strings stretched across an oblong stone with a chitin rod dragged across them. The instruments were new and strange but the song they played was unmistakable, the Stonestar doing their best to replicate the hymns of the Chitin Choir.In the center of the cavern a trio of Stonestar Necrolytes danced in a bizarre performance as one of the two stonestar Necromancers stood to the side and watched intently. The three dancers moved wildly on their limbs, spinning and cartwheeling around each other, balancing and twisting on one leg or flipping upside-down to be caught by their partners and lifted into the air. Several times it looked like they would collide with the floor or the gathered spectators but each time they were caught by one of their dance partners then pushed or pulled into a new spinning direction.The Necromancer then started to speak in their clacking language, chitin plates of their Cauldron-forged armor clicking and scraping together, the sounds carrying out but not overpowering the music, "We were fools, easily swayed and deceived by the promises and visions of the Liar Serpents," the eyes of the gathered began to turn to the Necromancer and they continue, "We were traitors, turning our blades and chitin against our kin and decrying the Lavafather," there was a sense of shame that swept through the gathered and the Necromancer continues, "We were forsaken, when the Liar Serpents were driven away by the Armada."The music fades away and the dancers cease their movements, falling to the ground and twisting their limbs around themselves and the Necromancer continues, "We were judged, when the Obsidianborn and the Lavafather reclaimed our Home," they stride forward, their segmented Reaver staff curled around a limb like some serpentine pet, "We were Guilty. We were Traitors, we were fools, we were heretics, and we were cowards.">cont
>>1145187Silence fills the cavern as everyone watched unmoving, "And yet, we were saved. We were forgiven. We were granted a new home. We were rightfully judged but by the mercy of Jadyk and the Wormstar we were given a new chance. With the Armada we have been given a purpose again," they seemed to stretch up on all five limbs, their multitude of eyes sweeping across those gathered, "It is through the wisdom of Wormstar that we still are. It is through the mercy of Jadyk that we have sanctuary. It is through our faith that we can make ourselves worthy. It is through our loyalty that we shall prove that we are no longer fools, traitors, and heretics.Hail the Wormstar, to Death and through it to Eternity," they finally intone and the prayer is repeated through the cavern. The stonestar gathered keep their "feet" stationary as they twist their bodies so their legs wrapped around each other, a crude symbol mimicking the twisted rays of the Wormstars symbol, images you realize have been appearing throughout the Stonestar tunnels and engraved on their armor.The faith of the Wormstar grows in fertile minds
Okay folks, random event time>Sub-Space experimentations: Slow and DangerousRoll me 2d100 best of first three please
Rolled 8, 93 = 101 (2d100)>>1145287Let me ruin this real quick
Rolled 4, 63 = 67 (2d100)>>1145287hello, and again, welcome to Aperture Science testing facilities.
Rolled 77, 43 = 120 (2d100)>>1145287check this nat 1
>>1145315way to one up me in terms of shite
>>1145311>>1145315>>1145319Looks like we may have another exploded but survived situation in our hands.
>>1145287>>1145311>>1145315>>1145319Results will be revealed next threadSo since I'm spending today and tomorrow doing prepwork, anyone have any questions or designs to post up?
>>1146280Hoe is that confederate commander with the mechanical eye doing? The one Nekris interrogated? Not to mention the rest of the station 88 civilians we appropriated
>>1146471If you mean Dretst the Vorh, she is one of the officers in the Necrolyte Legion along with the Osjiic Roktir because they joined at the same time when the Legion got it's last big boost.If you mean the human sub-Admiral that Eiton had the chat with, she hasn't been heard or seen since the Armatocere showed up to throw their weight behind the Armada's claim on Clour/Station 88The civilians of Clour/Station 88 have mostly integrated with either the Legion or civilian life in Iti'a'Ropku as well.
GuysI think its time to offically create the new testament of the wormstar
>>1146280Could we build some of these >>1130123 ships now? I'm thinking 10 battleships and 50 cruisers would be a good start. 10 Mirror of Souls battleships: 87,000B 132,800M50 Stake Cruisers: 72,500B 107,500MTotal Cost: 159,500B 240,300M
>>1146593Sure if there's support.All in support of the anti-wraith ships?>Y/N
>>1146280How's the butcher doing, he is still alive isn't he?I've been meaning to suggest that we turn him into a heroic unit, but wasn't really sure when to do so. If I had to guess he'd be the predator's equivalent of gral, a big ol' wise eastern dragon type.
>>1146629Would it be possible to have some Wormstar Fingers queued up? I'm thinkingHorizon's Drop>2 Fingers + 2 Orbital Platforms200,000B 2,400,000MRukor>1 Finger +1 Platform150,000B 1,200,000MBation>1 Finger +1 Platform150,000B 1,200,000MTotal Cost500,000B 4,800,000MActually considering we have Stockpile:>15,675,000B>35,670,000MIt'd probably be better to just spend it now and get our infrastructure up since it'll be 7 more threads or so before they'll be completed. So how about changing to 4 of each on Horizon's Drop Total Cost700,000B 7,200,000M
>>1146696That's easy, we throw the other akham into the cauldron with him, and forge them all into one multi-headed hydra snake skeleton.
>>1146696If you mean Vle'Karak, he's still alive. VERY PISSED OFF thoughI did typo the prisoner counts when posting up this page.>>1146724Support for building the Fingers listed?
>>1146739I support building the fingers. While we're on the subject of ships and construction, could I propose a new type of infrastructure combining multiple pylons? We've already amalgamated smaller economic structures like kelp tanks and hell cows into larger self contained buildings for ease of tracking the resources they produce, I was thinking of something similar for ship construction.
>>1146784Yeah start grouping ship pylons into ship construction yards right?
>>1146739Yeah finger that planet!And perhaps once it's for we can work on that orbital ring. >Jaydk loved horizons drop so much he put a ring on it>>1146696We should talk to it first see what he's like because an immortal snek that's loyal would be badassThough the hydra snake idea is cool I like the idea for keeping those fuckers alive for how badly it demoralises the enemy. Plus the hunters feed off them for spare energy and boost our arc tech research while giving then shit about their current state after pretending to be gods for so long
>>1146696>>1146737I realize this is probably a first ever event. A single faction holding three Ahkam captive at once.Not to mention one of them is something of a living legend to them all
>>1146834Something like that, I was thinking you could design a massive shipyard containing multiple pylons, cauldrons, and everything else needed to make a set number of ships in three days. Sort of like the vehicle plants making tanks and hearses, it could divide the ship construction process into multiple stages like an assembly line for the most efficient possible use of resources and time. In this way it could manufacture an set and even number of ships (say 200 capitols, 500 sub-capitols, and 2000 fighter craft, for example) allowing us to easily track how many ships we can produce in three days. Given the intensity of the industrial processes and the amount of necrotic waste it is bound to produce, it would take up a not insubstantial percent of a planet's development score and territory (let's say an even 10% for example). For this reason it would make sense for us to limit these constructions to locations uninhabitable for the living, such as airless moons, asteroids, and space cities to minimize disruptions of planetary biospheres.The other benefit such an installation could have is it could temporarily pause construction to rapidly construct a single or small number of ships, or retrofit existing ones to new specifications, if we needed to come up with an appropriate ship on the fly. I notice that we as players tend to come up with a lot of creative and potentially useful ideas for new ships for special tasks, but we often forget to give you a well designed template for it once the thread has ended. This way we can produce ships that can drop chitin choir statues and obelisks on a target discretely, or can explore deep space while building it's own eyegores to leave behind, or anything else we could really use in the Armada.What I'm trying to come up with here is a straightforward way of simplifying the mechanics for industrial expansion somewhat. By raising the dev score of a planet and moon by 5% or 10% we can increase the specific number of ships we can build by 1000 or whatever you feel is appropriate. This serves to both make it easier to gauge our total ship production capacity, but also to limit the number of ships we are capable of manufacturing at one time (so we can't just say we want to build ALL the ships), while hopefully making it easier for all of us to get our ship proposals built to suit situations as they develop.
>>1147041>>1147060I kinda like that idea. That is pretty much essentially what the Osjiic factory cities on Kanda are so there would be a precedent.
>>1147093Oh awesome, I always love it when the crunch and the fluff overlap in these pseudo civ type quests.Say, how bad were the conditions the slaves of Kanda were subjected to? I know the Osijic have a reputation for cruelty to those they conquer but given that they managed whole populations of slaves who were born into it I thought they might have toned it down a wee bit. Was that not the case?
>>1146985Honestly those three are a treasure trove of info. Since the Akham are by default the rulers they can supply us with the ins and outs of the basics of their military's, society and any important locations that are not likely to change. Even if we decide to reconstruct the two lesser ones and bleed them dry of info, The Butcher may make an invaluable bargaining chip or could be even somehow be converted to our side. Imagining the Akham Matriarchs seeing The Butcher become our Little Snek fills me with such joy.
>Stonestar Hero Reconstructed
>>1146739Yes build then.Also can we send the equivalent of an intern to talk to vle'karak, to have him see just how little we even think about him, how utterly unimportant he is.I'm half tempted to make him be forever lost in paperwork, changing cells at random, always being called the wrong name, never even getting talked to because why bother.Let the feelings of inadequacy and insignificance break him, tell he is begging to join us even as the lowest of positions. Dreamstones would help, and he would always have enough security to keep him contained, even if he doesn't realize it
>>1148104Actually I think we should do it to all Akham we capture. They live lives of megalomaniac power. To strip it all away and make them fell less than dirt is the perfect punishment.When we gather information from them let us do it in there sleep with that one thing we have. We can't alow them to feel important because of the info they have
>>1148104Woah Woah man Vle'karak is pretty cool for a snake He just wants to die in battle
>>1148222No Akham is good. They must suffer for there sins
>>1148258What sins? At least what sins Jadyk would be angry at? closest thing would be their impertinence when talking to him
>>1148289That alone is enough.You must respect the bone daddy
>>1148300So really a Personal appearance would be better or at the very least a reconstructed, I mean when has jadyk taunted a prisoner? with out doing it personally?
>>1148312But that won't work, these guys narcissistic megalomaniacs. They crave attention and significance. To not even notice them is the most suffering we can give
>>1148329Wrong, Also the Armada's equivalent of a intern is a reconstructed anyway. and the other self important bastards sure. but Vle'karak never gave the impression of, meglomania he just wants to die a warrior's death
>>1148095The wrath of the wormstar is truly a terror to behold
>>1148312Necrolyte intern walks into the prison cell Necrolyte: ok battery number (looks at clipboard) number 3? Is it? What ever ok so just a heads up you have a weeks quota of 4 arc wells wich means we have 3 days work and 3 rest days which is like, 1 more then the other two get because I guess your old or, something.. Anyway Vi-vle... Fuckit I'm gonna call you Vivienne you ok with that Vivienne?Vle'karak: now wait just a-Necrolyte: yeah yeah yeah I'm sure you got some great ideas Vivienne but seeing as this is your first day on the job just, keep it to yourself yeah? Good? Great now if you can just bite into this electrode so we can get this over with as I want to get to lunch before stone star get their wired little tendril things into the soup
>>1148329Will we treat there children like this? No, we must treat the Akham like any other species. If they join the Armada, then they could achieve great power because of their arc abilities. We must show the galaxy as well as the Akham that they are not gods, but we must not turn them into pariahs either. We're not all undead viewed as inherent monsters?
>>1148443I'm totally on board with the idea to crush and murder their ego in this way.It's the best thing right after creating a hero out of Vivienne and having it drain the other snakes.Actually what we should do is run your little skit there and bombard snake planets with dreamstones that play it every night on repeat like a TV shopping channel. What a way to force the snakes into a mysterious rage and to commit to a rash war of aggression they can never back out of.
>>1148467So damn a species to either obivin or self created ruin just because the current ones and ancestors are assholes. That would be a retarded thing to do since we spared the traitor stone stars and the Akhqm would make usegull citezens. Yeah we can still be dicks to them when they are enemys, but when they become our subjects we must treat them fairly.
>>1148654Also immagine how the galactic community would react if The Butcher became a loyal commander in the Legion. An intact took is better than a partially broken one.
>>1148654>>1148663I've been championing the sensible options all the time, let me break some snakes for once in my life!
>>1148918You can definitely break a few, just not all of them, nor valuable ones. The two without names can be "used" after we have extracted all info from them if the collective feels it's the best thing to do, but the Butcher is much to useful.
>>1149164All three have names and are important members of their Dynasty.Vle'Karak was just one the biggest names in the sector besides the Matriarch and her eldest Daughters
>>1149181>>1149181But one of them has to be the least important, who is it? I want to bully snek
>>1149223ITS INTERROGATION TIME!
I have a questionWhat is the necrotic armada version of power rangers
>>1148918Anon there is nothing sensible about trying to turn Vel'Karak to our side. It's obvious at this point that he will never, no matter what we do, willingly serve Jadyk or the armada. He has ruled as a god for the entirety of his very long existence, and we would be hard pressed to find another akham as proud as him that wasn't a matriarch. We've put fistfuls of domination spikes into him and that only made him angrier at us.He's a fantastic source of intelligence and knowledge about the arc (I know that's where nekris has been learning about it) but expecting to convince him to give up everything he's ever known is nonsensical.
>>1149505We could always have the predators do experiments on him and maybe turn him into a necrotic hero
>>1149505Exactly, he HAS ruled for a god for a long time. Now hes gotten his ass handed to him and we WILL show him that we are going places and the Akham will not best us. We have turned all races we have come across to our side(except the Sunscales and wraiths but the former are raised specifically to loathe us and the latter's goals are anathema to ours). Turning a former "god" will take a while, but it will be perhaps one of our greatest achievements not for its direct returns, but as a symbol and a message: even those who claim to be gods know what our destiny is once they gaze upon our might. Plus a one,two or a few hundreds of tons of dreamstone should grease the wheels.
>>1149551Anon the Akham are not just another living race in this quest, they are completely immortal, possessing powers that rival our own, and almost as callous toward all other life as Jadyk was back in the old days. Honestly they have more in common with liches and other undead than the mortal races which dominate this galaxy. Which is why if we want to truly make him into a symbol of the Akham's powerlessness in the face of the Armada we should reconstruct him into a new type of hero unit. What could possibly be a bigger slap in the face of the Akham's claims of godhood than seeing one of their living legends transformed into a glorious and eternal form, a gift we grant to the only the worthiest of the living? Plus, the other great thing about our reconstruction methods is that we can actually retain parts of Vel'Carl's personality and memories through the process, making him entirely loyal to us but still just as much of an angry, angry snek as he is now.
I have an idea for a dream stone ship it's kamikaze vehicle designed to look lie a rogue asteroid how ever it has a stealth device blink drive the idea is the outer hull is made of dream stone an it is filled with dream stone shards it sneaks as close to a planet as possible using the blink drive to avoid anti asteroid defences once in the atmosphere it tries to scatter as many dreams tones as possible before detonating in the upper atmosphere to allow what's left of it's dream stone hull to scatter in as large a radius as possible. If done over a heavily populated work just think of how many people will run off with a piece before the local government comes to quarantine the area before giving it's price to it's brightest minds to study
>>1149916Parrd of his personality like his skills but that's it. The akham would treat him like frankienstien's monster and would view it notas him turning but as him dying and us desecrating his corpse. A bigger slap in the face would be for one of the most well respected of the immortal space snakes in this sector to side with some upstart abominations. I'm fine with maybe reconstructing the others if interrogation seems one of them expendable. Some way these sneks is can't be turned. That we cannot make a race of gods bow . Lets. Prove. Them. Wrong.
>>1149916i am down with this Actually it is what i prefer since, we can probably turn him into a really cool bio-ship
>>1150387Vle'Karak the Terror is, sadly, not big enough to be a truly impressive bioship.An Ahkam Matriarch on the other hand, would definitely rival the Fury of the Wormstar in terms of impressiveness
>>1150422Fuck, i just really liked the idea of an admiral that takes the words "Leading from the front" to a whole new level
>>1150223Have you forgotten that we can preserve a mortals memories through the reconstruction process thanks to the immortal research drive? Or that we can literally cut and paste memories and other bits through deep mental reading? We got a lot of flexibility in determining how much of person remains after a dip in a cauldron. All the more reason to send the terror snake into one. It will only make him a more effective agent of ours.
>>1150422Grave.... Whats the largest we can make a cauldron? I WANT TO PUT A MATRIARCH INTO A CAULDRON! NEW GENERAL GET!
>>1150795We need to make that Cauldron-planet a reality.Then make a huge portal on its surface.Then a portable/disassemble-able other end of that portal.So imagine an Ahkam Matriarch bloodied, about to charge into its last combat against us, when 4 L-shaped ships converge on her path, forming some sort of ring. And then like a magic trick, the entire Matriarch disappears into the gap between the ships, glowing teleportation effects marking its passage from the battlefield into the world-sized Cauldron we prepared for her.
>>1151117We sadly don't have trleportstion tech of that levelBattle Ship sized dominion collars how ever...
>>1151215>teleportation tech Fuck my phone and it's attempts to fix my spelling
>>1151117Anon that's basically a stargate, and we don't need to make a planet cauldron.What we need is basically a giant cauldron fleshlight ship thing that can swallow snek and shit out undead snek
>>1151117You know if she's weakened enough we could probably use a storm gate to warp her somewhere. It's basically a means of mass teleportation for ship sized objects.>>1151293>that's basically a stargateWait, this gives me an idea. You know how we took the skip and void drives and managed to hybridize them into a new form of FTL travel?What if we combined the warp drive and the storm drive to make a self sustaining portal between two points in space? The warp drive operates by tearing open space time with a rift that takes a ship through sub space. The storm gate draws fields of arc energy across ships and teleports them to a different point in space via the connection made by the arc wielder opening it. What if we built a portal out of a specialized array of sub space beacons, ship sized arc condensers, and arc attuned glutton crystal? When engaged the sub-space beacons could locate and connect a semi-stable storm gate to another portal for certain period of time. Think about it anons. We could have our own stargates.
>>1149505That is not what I said, at all. A little reading comprehension goes a long way.
>>1151293>What we need is basically a giant cauldron fleshlight ship thing that can swallow snek and shit out undead snekThat's fucking genius m8. Something like a ship with a mouth. Armored to all fuck, loaded with the combi-drive and as much thrust we can muster out of our engines. It rams enemy ships and make them disappear.Even if it's ridiculous and unfeasible maybe something like it can be used as a mobile battlefield salvage and ship construction yard. In long space battles it coasts around feeding on debris and pump out small fighters, even if it's stupid it ought to make our enemies go 'what the fuck are we fighting against'.You think we can do the same with a land based vehicle? Like a tank that runs over infantry and shits out reconstructed through the other end. All it needs is a ton of armor and to drive around behind the battle lines to gulp up casualties.
>>1151408Land baced units would be possible but probably at a smaller scail
>>1151293Planet/ocean cauldron will be a reality damnit