This is a freeform nation RP. There are few rules:1. Don't be a dick or overly OP2. Inspite of the scale try to roleplay stuff Now to some technicalities. Planets work like they usually do, hubs you can colonise, each dot is a star system you can describe to your hearts content. To "own" the void you actually need to regularly use and exploit it, space is to big to just claim and hope it's left alone.Also if you want expand into the danger zones or start there give a lore reason how you survive there. Everyone welcome to join. I'll try to be active OP and throw shit at you from the void. (purple blurb is the nation I'll post and play, also demonstration of political map mode)Discord Invite: F2Patcf
>>2961547If it is allowed, would love to set up a interstellar nation of cultists in the bottom-most lovecraft zone.
From their tiny frozen capital Thral'mual the Union of the Thralelf rules it's nation, a shadow of a once mighty Empire.The Thralelf are a simple people as smart as their Cousins the Dwalrfmer Once enslaved and doomed to eternal work in mines, grew pale, blind and crooked. As the Dwalfmer spread trough the stars so did their servs with them, eternally useful for working in dark cramped places and underground.On Thral'mual was it where among alien artifacts they found the Chitn an insectoid race or rather animal, techsavants like none-other, but by nature just buggs digging underground.One day the Dwalfmer were gone. As if spirited away and it was from Thral'mual where the Thralelfs set out again into Space inspite of lacking technology to do so. Their newly tamed buggs fixed up old ships and so the Thralelfs set out on the journey to unite their kind as they in fear await the harsh return of their masters.
>>2961585Sure. Just don't give them like the power to controll the God, maybe serving and appeasing? Or not being minded?
The humans of Voldras have been plagued by a toxic mineral for a century. But while a dangerous material, It also proves quite versatile, as it leaches other minerals from deep within the earth, which can be smelted and separated fairly easily an also can be used as a power source. It is known as, TiberiumWars raged between the governments of the planet, and a pseudo-nation, pseudo-religious transhumanist organization known as The Universal Brotherhood, lead by a man named Kane who came to this world along with the mineral nearly 100 years ago.After the wars ended, and The Brotherhood took the last bastion of organized resistance. With the Brotherhood now in total control of the world, They looked upwards to the stars. So many worlds could be turned into glowing gardens of Tiberium, and many aliens to be told the words of eternal brotherhood, the technology of peace, and if not, well, the motto of The Brotherhood is Peace Through Power...
Ignore the name
>>2961547Can you explain the mechanics or is it free form?
>>2961547Based out of a Binary Star system, the CII are invested in researching and discovering the secrets of the Universe. To this end, they took over a small section of the universe with some of the more practical of their discoveries, and began harvesting the large amounts of resources in the surrounding star systems. While highly advanced, they are far from unified, with different agendas and focuses present across the entire fleet.The CII is made up of hundreds of different races, mostly picked up from research bases, and tempted away by the state of the art labs and workshops the CII Exploration fleets have. However, most of their grunt work is done by vat grown clones, controlled by the last Biological Hivemind, which calls itself Trill, who was found floating in space, and now travels with the main fleet.The Research Grant Council runs the various fleets, assigning funding and personnel, and deciding on which projects the whole fleet should focus on. A project chosen will receive more funding, and more resources, and other projects that could benefit the main project also benefit. Trill has a seat on the Research Grant Council, and was recently the Chairman, till its term of office ended. The Current chairman is Zenedar Brax, a cybernetic being who has replaced his body over time to stop it from dying, before beginning to grow replacement brains for himself, and transferring his consciousness between them.Currently, the main project is the study of a large, multi-star pulsar field, with the intention of harvesting energy and rare elements from it. A side project has been trying to work out a machine capable of triggering a pulsar state in a star, mainly for purely scientific interest, but military applications have been noted...
>>2961547We were once lesser. There was a time when our world, Carcosa, was given over to the unworthy. It was yet untouched by the old ones but still corrupted by their greedy paws. They pillaged our world of all of it's resources while forcing our ancestors to work in their mines. It was in the darkest corners of the earth that the First Apostle found the Yellow Sign and spread them among the slave caste. Our ancestors soon saw the wisdom of the King in Yellow but our betters saw differently. They were of our blood but they rejected the Yellow Sign and in their arrogance, they attempted to stamp us out. We forced to more drastic measures... I remember the day so vividly that the First Apostle gave himself so that our people could live one. I was but a simple acolyte who not yet dreamed of the future the King in Yellow had in store for me. He sacrificed himself along with millions of our bothers and sisters so that we could open up the gate to Hastur's realm. His glorious radiance spread throughout every crevice of our planet changing both the landscape to match his realm and the non-believers to match his creatures. We have never been far from our savior since then and his influence on not only our world but our galaxy has grown to match. The thick nebula-like cloud that spread out from the rift when his radiance was summoned spilled out from our planet and across the space directly surrounding our planet. This Shroud is a direct conduit for his influence which while comforting leads to creatures better left undisturbed and sights that can drive lesser acolytes mad instantly. Those outside our society call it the Shroud of Whispers in their ignorance and destroy the ships that leave it. For even the non-believers are drawn to Carcosa when they hear the whispers of the King in Yellow and few choose to leave when they arrive. Long has the day been foretold to us by Hastur when we would leave his paradise and carry out his will across the stars. It's finally time to spread the good word across the galaxy whether they are willing to accept it or not.
>>2963159Tell me, have you seen the Yellow Sign?
>>2961547Hailing from the warm oceanic world of Liuthi, the Cherenni are a quasi-reptilian humanoid race.Officially, their state is ruled by Emperor Jioshin XIV, and has been for the last 329 Liuth-standard years since his placement in carbon stasis. His heirs and their successors are themselves long dead, and so official governance has been carried out for the last three centuries by the Heitorarchal council, derived from what was once the Imperial Harem and now constitutes an elected body comprised of members from constituent states and worlds who derive their authority from symbolic 'marriage' to the preserved Emperor.The Cherenni have always looked for new horizons, from their earliest days crossing the seas of Liuth to found new kingdoms and republics on the many island shores. Now, space is the grand frontier, and the Cherenni are spilling out into the galaxy, setting up new colonies such as Tentemi, a verdant world of jungles and oceanic swamps at what is believed to be a fringe of galactic navigation, and Luras, a world of high mineral and industrial production that is kept fed by the immediately proximal harvest-world of Bethoth. To the galactic north of Cherenni space, the worlds of Osas and Vebui lie on the frontier of what the Cherenni call the Tarthun Zone, a dangerous region of hostile species, and plasmic and gravitic phenomena. Vebui is a beautiful oceanic world, one of the first Cherenni colonies, whilst Osas is a harsh, cool desert planet considered only marginally habitable, but serves as a system-wide training ground for the Cherenni Stellar Navy.
And now In have a starting position
claiming, writeup coming soon
>>2961547Area claimed. Not sure how territory size at the start worked so i just sort of went along with what i saw others doing and rolled a bit of brain dice to see how much i'd start with.Lore coming soon and ho-baby not to toot my own horn but i gotta say i've got a pretty good one firing up. Stay tuned.
>>2963648With the recent completion of the Control Brains, arguably their greatest feat of engineering, the Irkens, a race of green humanoids with a hierarchal status based on height, led by the current Tallest Booz, seek total domination of the galaxy through superior firepower.The Control Brains would decide all their actions and have total authority above even the Tallest.
>>2963648>>2963908>>2963159>>2962020>>2961960>>2961723We've got enough people!As such I declare the game as started.Feel free to post 2 actions per turn also keep in mind that while you can do long distance communication you do not know each other languages and any lad outside of what you own so you need to send exploratory vessels.
>>2963926Several dozens of Spittle Runners are sent to explore the surrounding solar systems, their task at hand being the discovery of planets suitable for the establishment of>a trade hub>a mining planet>an intergalactic zooThey would end up coming into contact with any species present within the red circle
>>2963926A planet, designated Cho Tau II has long been of access to the Brotherhood, and is rich in many minerals. Thus, the barren rock is seeded in blankets of Liquid Tiberium and within weeks, the whole planet is covered in vast fields of the Green Crystal, ready to be Harvested and processed into ships, weapons, cars, fuel, and any number of different goods.
Most of the Universal Brotherhood's resources are poured into a fleet of ships, equipped with a vast array of different weapons and systems. Pictured here is an Acolyte class frigate, equipped with Railguns firing Tiberian tipped projectiles which are sufficient to shred through armor and energy shielding, along with a LRBM launcher and Obelisk laser cannons. A formidable craft indeed.Total actions:>Tiberium world Seeding>Fleet Buildup
>>2961994Yup essentially you take 2 actions per turn guess I’ll take them to demonstrate.>>2961715The Chief of the Thralelf's Lyrhis Agarfelis petted is pet Chitin which which was slowly translating an old Dwalfmer map into shapes the blind race could understand. The isect slowly worked on it uncovering planets where Thralelfs still might dwell underground. Suddenly one of the old Dwalfmer listening machines picked up a signal, sounds and speaking they did not understand, neither in their or the tongue of their old masters. None knew how to answer the call, but the Chitin plugged it's mandibled into the machine and soon guided the old Thralelf's hand to a spot on the map. A small ship with gifts was to be sent to the location.A fishin vessel was soon chosen a small ship, but well armed and small. It looks like a monstrocity glued together from multiple ships, scrap metal and held together by Chitin plates and growths. Ship is sent to you >>2962020And additional armada of such crappy ships was sent to Dwelfa'tapa the former capital of the Dwalfmer. Not it merely the remnants of a Dyson Sphere slowly collapsing into the star. The Thralelf's hope is that importing a sufficient number of Chitin will be able to save the sphere and later Thralelf's can inhabit and explore the former home of their masters.> Diplomacy Uptake with the CII> Renovation of a Dyson Sphere(png is how our ships look except with more insectoid growths)
>>2964070Ork ship. nice touch
>>2963926The Consolidated Institute of Inquiry are eager to test out a new electromagnetic shielding, using a highly dense alloy. The massive mining program is increased, with strip-mining taking place in uninhabited systems, and attaching mining drones to passing comets. >>2964070Upon seeing the strange ship, the Greeter, an official position, is sent out to contact the strange, primitive looking ship. Scans are taken, and Trill is annoyed at how bodged the bio-components are, from it's view from a command thrall. The Greeter, a low gravity amoeba like creature called Hilk, is distinguished for being able to travel in vacuums, and being the size of a small shuttle. Hilk floats towards the strange ship, emitting friendly sounds, and broadcasting pictures of a figure pointing at the CII logo, then at itself. The figure looks like a Chitin, since that seems to be the main life form onboard.
>>2964157Picture of Hilk
>>2963908The Adonites were, originally, a species of pastoral tribe herders on their lush homeworld of Zraxis, Zraxis is a planet about the same distance from its sun as Earth is from Sol however the sun of Zraxis is a type A main sequence star, over twice the size of Sol and far hotter. Zraxis as a consequence is hotter than Earth and all life on the planet has evolved to deal with that fact. The planet is very dry but there was immense reservoirs of water below the surface that could be extracted. The last age of pre-spaceflight civilization "The aqua revolution" was a global effort to extract water to the surface of the world and teraforming their world into one of extremely lush steaming jungles. The modern state of the planet is one of lounging, philosophy, achieving a mastery of their fields & skills and generally living life knowing their ancestors made things perfect for them. (pic related: Lounging) Being content the population would've been happy to stay in their self-constructed cradle but the (literal) cosmic winds had other plans. After their planet was devastated by a burst of solar wind the people realized that remaining here for eternity would doom them all to fiery extinction. Expansion into nearby star systems was a goal. It triggered a social nostalgia of the aqua revolution. "If we could turn this nightmarish desert wasteland into a heavenly garden world than we can damn well do the same to other planets."And so the colonization effort began. [Timeskip] That's how we get to where we are now.>>2963960With the arrival of an alien probe the Adonite people were left in a state of troubled pondering. True, the existence of other sapient races in the galaxy was well known but the notion of ever actually having to interact with them was an idea dismissed as being for future generations. The arrival of spittle probes into Adonite space shook everyone. into action as they dissemble the probes to see the technology inside only to discover that it stuffed fully of snack food and a cassette tape of squeeky voices screaming praises to 'the tallest', a being that was surely their deity. Truly the little green aliens thought in ways the Adonite people lacked. To the Adonites, the Irkins were horrific. They appear to be dangerous savages with seemingly random obsessions. How such a species ever achieved civilization in the first place is a mystery. Adonite council unanimously agree to keep interaction with the lunatic civilization to a silent minimum of trade lest they set off the insane race with an unknowable insult.Perhaps the other nearby civilization. The 'Society of the yellow sign' will be less....Disturbing in nature.>Send out more colonist to the "Space Fauna & Flora" part of space to import & research the exotic alien creatures. Very few things quite capture the adoration of the Adonites like the collection of new exotics.>Construct solar panels around the home star as a preemptive means to give our homeworld shade.
>>2964185(OOC: does this game follow the the notions of 'talking IC is a free action or just gennerally how do you deal with the idea of diplomacy interactions?')
In Brotherhood occupied system, a spittle probe emerges from FTL, and makes it's way towards a flotilla of Acolyte Frigates. After many messages are sent telling it to halt, and receiving no response, It is vaporized by Obelisk Lasers. An odd anomaly to the ships, but one that confirmed intelligent life beyond Brotherhood occupied space, a revelation that those who had originally been sent 100 years ago already knew of...
>>2963960>>2963926>>2964223>>2964185Most ships return with plenty of information, as such the destuction of a select few is deemed not of importance.To the southwest of Irk a huge planet with an extremely high density of minerals is discovered and subsequently named Mineralis, efforts to mine the planet begin immediately while to the northeast a planet suitable for building a zoo is located, henceforth known as Animalia. Species from all kinds of worlds will be collected and presented to the galaxy (for a fee of course).At the same time the void around Irk is fully claimed with the newest batch of warships leaving the assembly line.
>>2964185Yea diplomacy is a free action depends what you do, just be reasonable.
>>2963960The Hinethi - class starship Tinthor was on a survey operation two system jumps from Bethoth when it made the first sapient extraterrestrial contact in Cherenni history, with a curious vessel that historians would later identify as a 'Spittle Runner'. After running scans of the strange vessel to attempt determination of the craft's nature, occupants and intent, they attempted broadcast of the Cherrenni word for 'hello' over radio and electromagnetic frequencies, as well as by patterns of lightburst.
At college game, will be phone posting.
>>2963926>>2964398> The binary system of Utho-Cheft was already under survey by the time of this contact, but it was the contact itself that pushed the colonization of this binary forward. Whilst the system's rocky worlds were possessed of minor mineral riches to exploit, the true prize were the interaction of the stars themselves. At the gravitational intersection point between the suns, the Heirorarchy began construction of a vast generation station to collect and process energy and stellar matter into starship fuel.> Meanwhile, Cherenni Exobiologists would evaluate the findings of the Tinthor to attempt to breach the linguistic barriers.
Using Logistics ships, sermons and propaganda are broadcasted to nearby systems, in the hopes someone will hear and accept the values of eternal brotherhood and unity of the Universal Brotherhood.
>>2964185>Faction flag just to cap things off.>>2964337Good to hear.>The Adonite send communications chatter into the infamous 'shroud of whispers', hoping that the mysterious folks who inhabit it will respond.
>>2963960The Spittle Runners which enter the Danger Zone are soon lost contact with a few last minute reports come trough, but the sensors of the machines were incapable of displaying anything, but gibberish. Those vessels were lost, but whatever dwells in the Danger Zone knows of them and possibly where they came from.>>2964185the Adonite colonisation effort goes well in the northermost part of their new land they notice a creature they have not seen before. Usually the critters which live in space resemble dolphins or other fish feeding on the megafauna sporuting from lone rocks in the void feeding of background radiation, but what they saw were creatures of size coparable to small spacecraft and unlike most such creatures, they were herbivores living in herds. It was discovered that they were easy to tame, farm and produced a lot of food and useful materials. In addition the bigger stronger but scarce males were enough to fend of most predators and raiders lurking in the void.>>2964491The collecting of the Fuel is going well.>>2964780Some minor Xeno's species indeed decide to join the Brotherhood, but a vast majority just decides to hide.The brodcast range is strong enough to be percieved by the Irken Empire and the Adonites, but beyond that only broken messages, by hobby astronomers are understtod. Still neither the Irkan nor Adonites understand the message due to a linguistic barrier, they know it is being brodcasted though.
>>2964175>>2964157> OP if you can indicate which systems or void spaces are for the creation of the ultradense alloy would be nice I could then put an icon on the map.> ThralelvesUppon deeper inspection they notice the actual complexity of the ship as it somehow makes 2 different types of technology (Charachit (Chitin creators and Dwalfmer) work together as it's being woven together by biological components and held in place by simple rocks.The Thralelf brain is unable to percieve the strange message beyond understanding the psychic nature of Hilk and his friendly intentions. The Chitin being simple animals albeit techsavants don't get what is going on either and instead merely act as if it was their breeding period.Not understanding the Greeter, the Thralelves mistake it for a freindly animal and if he comes closer throw him some food, but otherwise continue undisturbed on their journey towards CII space.<<<< picture of Chitin
>>2965555The Refinery Fleet is at the hub of most of the controlled High-Mass Areas. Marked with R on the map. I'll say if it moves, it's currently receiving the resources and trying to refine the alloy.
>>2965392In the wake of the rift's opening, Hastur seeded many progeny throughout Carcosa within our former slavers. Great beasts of flesh, tentacle, and beak that clawed their way out of their host's corpses. Some too horrible for the mind to bear without breaking. There was a time before we had truly grasped the power offered to us that we were forced to battle his children for our own survival. In time, we learned Hastur's teachings and were able to live among them peacefully... More or less... The Society now looks to truly tame the greatest of Hastur's servants. The Byakhee were once intelligent inhabitants of a city drawn into Carcosa after the rift, an experience that drove the species mad. Bat-winged, black-furred, iron-beaked and with fiery red eyes, these beasts can not only survive in the cold vacuum of space but also carry riders alongside it's back. It has been determined that they will be first servants of Hastur that we will call into our service in a ritual for the ages.1) Begin taming Byakhee and training them to serve as interstellar mounts for both general travel and space combat.Our greatest advantage on the intergalactic stage is the unique source of our powers. The Elder Ones have many secrets they have yet share with us but many of their elder runes and dark rituals have been revealed to us. Now it is our turn to spread these secrets among our flock so that we may find those suited towards these dark pursuits.2) Begin researching possible spell-casting through calling upon Hastur. Create a unit of acolytes trained in this if we already have this capability.-----------I wasn't able to get online until just recently so I missed the first turn. If it is alright with the GM and the other players, i'd like to post both actions for last turn and this turn. Feel free to ignore the bottom two if this is not okay.------------I, myself, have learned the most from our glorious king but I can still sense there is still so much left to learn. I will devote myself at the altar of Hastur so that I can truly learn of his wisdom and become a force to be reckoned with.3) Turn the Last Apostle in a magical hero unit. Focus on spell-casting and research.Our arts have positively flourished since we found our calling and there are now truly many great pieces of exaltation for one to choose from. One of the greatest is the namesake collection of stories that the First Apostle found so long ago bound in flesh. "The King in Yellow" shares not only our savior's name but his charisma when it comes to converting the lost.4) Begin mass-production of "The King in Yellow" in various languages. Attempt to crack xeno languages so we can produce versions in that. Look into producing copies in formats other than print.
>>2965392We must expand our boarders. Particularly, to the galactic east. We may not know what lies there, but we must secure territory. (Note: The Brotherhood knowing about boarders would be meta knowlage.
>>2965995Next, plans are made and put into place for a destroyer. It is equipped with Railguns, and 8 Obelisk Laser Cannons, and is more heavily armored and shielded then the acolyte. It is dubbed, the Confessor class.
>>2965555Slightly baffled by the reaction of the creatures, a new attempt is made, this time wideband broadcasting of sounds and lights, all designed to imply greeting, specially constructed by the various neuroscientists for the various forms of life.(Think subliminal messaging, but where its only that, so anyone who sees it thinks "I'm being greeted"). Hilk broadcasts this a little bit more, and sees what happens.Meanwhile, construction begins on the first satellite to properly orbit, and hopefully "harvest" the Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays from the Pulsars, the electromagnetic shielding protecting them from the intermittent radiation. A prototype is built and thrown into orbit, containing a single habitation module for repairs and maintenance, a large collection turbine, and around 20 huge batteries. If it works, it should produce enough energy to run a full fleet for years in a few days. If it doesn't, we'll get some interesting results.We've exhausted several of our chief mining fields to produce this. The exploration fleet will go out and find some new grounds to establish in. Several Fleets will seek to establish new mining fields in the larger void areas to galatic north.
>>2965566>>2964185 (I'm Adonite player)The foundation of a colony on a bio-rich world and the subsequent discovery of the awe inspiring nearby creature that surf the cosmic tide grip the Adonite people with wonder. We have only pierced the surface of what such space could hold is the prevaling view from the outpouring colonists. As the domesticated beasts are quickly dubbed 'Star skimmers' for their method of locomotion through space are brought into the hands of Adonites who soon use them as cattle and simple spaceships for short travels between inter-system planets.Action 1: A brilliant Adonite biologist begins to work on unlocking the secrets of the Star skimmer's solar fins in a bid to revolutionise solar sails as a whole by inventing a faster, more manoeuvrable form of Solar Sail for future vessels to surf upon in the the cosmic tides just as the Starskimmers do. https://78.media.tumblr.com/1cf79b812b50e2ee30460aac148f2433/tumblr_mrwc0miZn81sa82d6o1_1280.jpg (Solar sailship of the line and a 'Starskimmer' pictured. Thank you space whale friends!) Action 2: (QM Never did actually say how my solar mirror construction went so i presume that it to went well enough. It is just a construction project after all) With exportation and domestication of Star skimmers from around Flouria in full swing and the creatures being integrated across Adonite space for work animal tasks (Hopefully) coupled with the invention of improved Solar sails the Adonite council decides to start using their solar mirrors built around Zaraksis's sun for a second purpose. Directing the reflected light outwards the Adonites hope to create highways of light for their outwards bound settlers to make use of and speeding up Solar sail travel travel greatly for outbound vessels.>>2966005OOF! (OOC) I I'll be honest....i was not expecting to run into an actual border issue so damn quickly and it's a border with a militaristic faction at that. >Upon contact the Adonite government sends a generally positive minded greeting delegation. We ask if your people were the ones who sent out those signals we received recently. We offer some of our luxuries & a trade negotiation. (With a firmly worded fine print at the bottom saying that we're actually batshit terrified and that if your ships keep blowing past the first contact border and we don't think it's accidental we'll be forced to play our hand trying to defend ourselves)
>>2966295As the flotilla approaches Tau Ceti I (Vau 1), they find themselves faced with an small alien fleet. Upon noticing the signals being sent out, orders are given not to open fire, but also to keep on high alert, as the language used by these aliens is not understandable by the humans of the Brotherhood. A message is sent back to the aliens, with little hope they will understand, but also in the hopes that they don't think they will kill them without talking first.
>>2966510The greeting delegation seeing that they are not being fired upon exists their ship to hop onto a Starskimmer shuttle and approache the gun bristling alien flotilla. With a sense of nervous excitement at the thought of being the very first of their race to make face-to-face contact with alien sapients. they search for a dock on the human ship and try landing aboard it. (I`m sort of just assuming that they`ll be let on board based on your own prior post being somewhat careful to not provoke attack & general just from the fact that you didn`t just immediately start shooting things up. The Adonites will attempt to over a dinner of cuisines they brought aboard the human ship and their work eagerly to weave up an offer. They`ll concede future ownership and mineral rights in the uninhabited space between the two young nations (See the blue circles) to the Brotherhood in exchange for the opening of an economic trade agreement. (OOC:)) Serious realpolitalk time: The way i currently see the situation i don`t think either of us truly `want` to get into a galactic slugging match at the start. Me...a `bit`( Hah! That`s an understatement) more so than yourself since you *are* the one with an armada of warships pointed at my face while i`m decidedly caught with my pants down .I mean, i was planning on gobbling up all that shit up myself but it goes without saying that i did not expect the arrival of civilisation poofing from out of thin air and knocking on my border in the space of a single turn. Now i`m not saying this in an backhanded threat kind of way, (really! I swear!) but i do actually think that at the moment in a war i would actually end up winning it in the long run as i `should` have better fighting tech with the lights sails, space whales, & light highway. (Admittedly two of those three things are pending on how well the QM says their implementation turns out.) Worse come to worse i hope & pray that the Irkin player smells blood and attacks the one of us who is closest. On you`re side of things OOC i can see clear as day that you`re really just very hungry for `high matter concentration` tiles and this way you get to build over a bunch of that stuff uncontested.
>>2966819>>2966510>i did not expect the arrival of civilisation poofing from out of thin air and knocking on my border in the space of a single turn.Hot damn. On a scale of 1 to assblasted austism. How idiotic was that statement? You were right next to me on the map ever since >>2965392
>>2964398The drone doesn't respond and turns 180 degrees while preparing FTL travel back home. Were it allowed to return instead of getting shot down, an Irken day (10 earth days) later a small fleet would arrive in order to meet these creatures.>>2965392Another part of the galaxy is marked for eventual takeover.
In order to facilitate orientation not only for the Spittle Runners but also later explorations undertaken by manned craft, a planet in a solar system to the north of Irk is turned into a giant beacon by sticking an incredibly huge antenna, powered by the planet's core, inside of it. It broadcasts at a specific frequency across half the galaxy and is simply called Beacon.Meanwhile to the northwest an entire solar system, dubbed Factorio, will be repurposed into planet sized factories to produce the bulk of the Irken Armada.
>>2965392> The system designated Vulsas and it's worlds, both marginal and uninhabitable, are given over to Cherenni military command, with military Consort Esivvi Vherec declaring it an important step in safeguarding the Cherenni ways of life against the unknown dangers of the galaxy. Now planet-side armed forces will also have their own training system, and the military presence will act as yet another deterrent on the borders against raiders from the Tarthun Zone.> Meanwhile, Cherenni researchers unveil the Iodonitic force-field, the intense energy requirements of the system now made feasible by the energy and fuel coming from the stellar refinery of Utho-Cheft.>>2967303With the drone non-responsive, the Tinthor would haul alongside the device to attempt a capture-and-analyse, and try to learn more about craft and occupant. There'd be no intent to harm, but if the drone was still able to enter FTL despite this then it would have been able to.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2967364Let's have a cointoss decide1, you keep it2, it gets away
>>2967376Guess it gets away, then.OP, did the linguistic effort last turn have any success?
>>2965821The Byakhee are slowly tamed and a north-eastern void quadrant becomes the main place where they are being kept as they cannot exit outside the void.I don't know your tech Level, but as far as I know the Universal Brotherhood and CII are sending out messages as such you can learn their language and translate your book.In addition you did encounter an Irken Empire ship, so you may be able to understand or translate their tongue too.>>2966295>>2966819>>2965995>>2966005It's infact not meta knowlage I explicitly mentioned that you need to have stuff in void provinces to say you controll them, as such as soon as or a bit later you would have noticed the space being inhabited.Work on the solar sails proceeds well, but the meterial components for their pruduction for now cannot be manufactured and have to be obtained by butchering StarskimmersYea, if I don't say a thing everything worked out fine.The light pathways are a sucessful idea, but the glowing paths ofl ight seem to have a tendency of attracting creatures dwelling in the void and act as easy markers for space pirates.>>2966132In the Galactic North the exploratory fleets discover something unusual, even for high density space. A rock way bigger than the usual floating about asteroid... a planet and a large one at that.>>2967328The Irken expanssion is sucessful, but over half of the void taken to the west (marked with rex X's) is remarkably empty and seemingly devoid of any natural resources, any natives alien species of the region including plagueridden ratpeople start instantly flooding to any place you establish hoping for a better life... but also carrying desiese with them.>>2967397Yes it did> Thralelf Union1. A void fortiffication and militarisation is performed in the north-west of Thral'maul. Thralelves along with their pets start making homes and forts in the coutless asteroids floating in that space creating a massive fortified area and also a place to relieve the popplation pressure of the capital world.Tera'ul formerly known as the Dwalfmer trashheap is now known as the heart of the Thralelf industry where imported Chitin help glue together the heaps of trash into working space ships.
Forgot minor thing on map
>>2966132Thralelves after some time finally realise the sapience of their huge voidborn visitor.They understand they are being greeted and as such that whatever they are heading towards seems peaceful.The problem is responding, they have no way of responding to the creature. Finally the on-board Shaman is consulted, he having minor psychic abilities might be able to comunicate with the creature.In a primitive spacesuit he enters into the void and floats towards the creature touching it's head with his staff strying to establish a telepthic link:"I want to talk/ communicate."
Also another minor map update , because screw up.
>>2967475A small fleet is sent to the nomads who are offered permanent residence and food on one of the moons in Factorio if they sell their ships in exchange
>>2967475Wonderful, planetary bodies provide such wonderful variety of minerals and resources. Quickly, send a research ship into orbit, to take samples and scans of the flora and fauna, as well as to assess optimum mining points!The Pulsar Satellite mark 1 is launched, and floated carefully towards the Pulsar with the lowest EM radiation signature, on the far side of the anomaly. (The claimed star southeast of my main fleet (The star)>>2967496Hilk ripples slightly, as it absorbs the new information, and assesses the form of the creature that just used rather unreliable methods to contact it. Clearly blind, though probably with enhanced senses apart from that. A message is beamed back to the fleet, and a brief debate is held. Telepathy was deemed too fuzzy for use as communication, even the razor focused and highly developed minds of the CII members. A solution is found, however, as the Hive-mind of Trill is technically a mental link, and so a Vacc-suited Vat-hand soon emerges, and approaches. Trill fills the Vat-hands mind, and sends a probing tendril of thought out towards the floating creature."GREETINGS/GOOD/NOTANGRY/SMALLTHING/INTENTION/QUESTION/"Trills thought processes without the translation software is somewhat hard to understand
>>2967475First things first, the Brotherhood is well known for their tactics. Thus, all ships of a classification of frigate and below are to be refitted with stealth technology. The tech is already widely used in stealth tanks, so it's implementation to warships goes as smoothly as it possibly could. This tech effectively renders the ship invisible in every sense of the word, both visibly and to radar, but the ship ABSOLUTELY MUST unstealth to utilize any weapons.>Stealth FrigatesIt is again time to expand, but west this time. All worlds are to be scanned for intelligent life, and if none is detected, Seeder bombs are to be deployed to create new Tiberium Worlds. Any and all worlds which have intelligent life are to be sent our messages of Brotherhood and Unity.>Western Expansion. Pictured is a small example of the planetary red zone of Cho Tau II. It shows a rare example of a sunrise, as Tiberium generated Ion storms usually cover the surface of the world, making non-ion shielded craft impossible to make it to the surface intact.
>>2967475Adonites across the state celebrate their clear victory in the field of achieving galactic peace. The occasion correlates well with the activation of the 'solar starways' project on Zarksis, speeding up outward shipping to the colonies.(( >>2967569 Would you also like to open trade routes? You never actually got back on me about that.))Action 1: Unfortunately the occasion is soured with dangerous creatures & fleets of rouge ships harassing the highways. With the affair spiraling into a state of crisis the Adonite council approves of the creation of a new fleet of Solarships. Armed with kinetic weaponry inspired by what has been seen from their Brotherhood Neighbors and equipped with the latest in solar sail tech (It's 18th century spacesail ships of the line) The Star patrol is sworn in with the tall order of keeping Adonite space free of criminals and capture & research whatever strange creatures fly into their space from the void. >but the materiel components for their production for now cannot be manufactured and have to be obtained by butchering StarskimmersButchering Starskimmers for science is just plain old inhumane. Our ships for the time being shall make due by attaching the relevant sections to the backs of Starskimmers.Action 2: With the immense success of integrating Starskimmers as part of Adonite society as a whole the National Council desires to expand itself further into the Space fauna and flora regions hungrily they deposit a colony into the thick of the region (That one crazy tile that connects to like 7 different star systems in particular looks very nice) in wonder at what they might find and improve their lives with.
>>2966819The diplomats of the Brotherhood leave for a time, and a few guards enter the room. Their armor seeming alien to you, and almost robotic beneath the glowing blue T shaped visors. They talk amongst themselves, but it's just some idle chat. Ultimately, the diplomats return after some time. The come with a simple counter offer. They will agree to all of the requests, but in addition, they will send some members to hear out the religious offerings of the brotherhood. If they are not convinced, then so be it, but it's always worth it to try. Other than that, the alien diplomats are offered stay on the frigate so that they may come to understand more of brotherhood culture.
>>2967824Pictured: The guards.
>>2967824It would be just a plain old insult if the peaceful open minded diplomats after negotiating first contact would deject offers from the other party to share their own perspectives on the world. I'm just kind of presuming that when (actually an 'if'. Let's not kid ourselves here.) the Adonite diplomats leave the Brotherhood vessel tour they'd be in a state of shellshock from the experience.((Honestly stuff like this makes things really kinda frustrating to play a faction 'IC', it's so damn obvious you're working to sow the seeds for cultural subversion (Despite our two cultures being about as different as different can be) but it's not like the Adonites know that going along with the tiberium nazis is a generally bad idea.)
>>2967937(I'm actually not going for cultural conversion. The whole idea was that "the guys come, say they aren't interested, and we move on peacefully". Still, I totally see why you would think that.)
>>2967507The Nomads accept the exchange readily and you obtain 6 extra large ships bigger than you have ever seen before 6km each long, those are housing vessels not ones for Space-Travel though.The Rataliens seem to enjoy their new home and are happy with all the riches they obtained even used it to get some nice medical care.>>2967552The scanning reveals there being a very hot core of the planet and while the surface is barren the underground caversns of the planet seem to be filled with life and the unusual locations of a lot of minerals indicate a sophisticated society already using them under the surface of the lone rock.>>2967569Sure, ships are invisible to all but magic for now.Planet 1: This is an Extreme gravity planet inhabited by Plaush's tiny cute looking sapient lifeforms who can easily withstand the crushing gravity of the planet. Only the strongest of the Tiberium enhanced supersoldiers can stand upright on this planet, but it's nothing to the Plaush's. Any planted Tiberium crystals either fall over when they grow to big or sink into the ground because of the extreme gravity.Planet 2:Literally Pandora from avatar, but without Navi. A tropical hostile ecosystem controlled by a rudementory hivemind, planet rich in superconducting minerals. Tiberium alteration cuts of the native life from the Hive and causes slow death and makes them useless for Tiberium beasts, but Tiberium growing on the Superconducting metal develops nique properties.Planet 3:A desert world filled with mostly small rabbitlike insect-lizards, but predators also exist along with some unique stuff like giant sandworms and migrating cacti.>>2967816In the southern qudrant of the new land a creature baffling in size is spotted dancing between two closeby, but not orgitally linked stars. The creature is the size of a mediumsized poon and resembles a mid of insect, crocodile and whale. It's armour plating is damaged from what clearly was a pitched battle with a formidable enemy. It seems to not be hostile to metalic ships, but hunts anything out of flesh which enters it's system. The creature seems to work mostly on instinct and be to stupid to be tamed.'K done keep posting no idea If I'll post tomorrow.
>>2967552The Shaman makes fun in his spoken tongue over how weird the Hivemind Speaks (would not understand)And proceeds to communicate:"Emm, hello. I see your magic is quite strong. Good, we come to see if you not our Masters, if you were we would kill, but you not so can be friends. We both need many friends if masters come back. We want come talk. In person, me just shaman, captain need do talking."
>>2969351Also the Thralelf union expands to the north uniting some more oft he abbandoned planets where their bretheren stayed planetlocked after the fall of the Dwalfmer Empire and are being conquered to be taken out of their feral state and into integrated into the Union.
>>2969322Taking the next logical step in ship design, the next class of ship produced by Brotherhood shipyards is the venerable Black Hand class battlecruiser. This ship is armed with 3 Super-Heavy Plasma cannons, 16 Bow facing Obelisk Laser Cannons and 8 LRBM launchers. It is powered by a Heavy liquid Tiberium reactor, and has a small hanger bay for Banshee fighter-bombers. It has a dual-layer Energy deflection/absorption field which is able to deflect blasts of energy and projectiles and even absorb some of it's energy into the field and negating any damage to the ship for as long as the shield holds.
>>2969543It comes to the attention of Brotherhood Leadership that there is no dedicated Anti-Strike craft support besides the Banshee Fighter-Bombers. Thus, a new frigate is created. The Initiate class frigate is armed with 5 Tiberium flechette cannons which make short work of most sub-frigate ships, and those who aren't torn apart by the flechette crystals suffer from radiation poisoning. The frigate also contains 1 Obelisk Laser cannon for anti-frigate and above defense. Like other frigates, the Initiate has Brotherhood stealth technology.
>>2969322Send a meeting party down, consisting of several vacuum-suited linguists, some (Genetically adapted) extreme temperature vat-hands, and a few of the larger, more threatening looking geologists and physicists. Attempt to make contact, with flashcards showing the CII logo, various minerals, and two figures, bipedal, one helping the other to stand. Idea is to make contact, and offer help with medical tech, coolant/heating systems, geological sensors, for minerals and rare elements. Also the linguists will be trying to decipher the language.>>2969351"SCIENCE/FINDERS/INTERESTED/STRANGETHINGS/WEIRDTHINGS.""LANGUAGE/SPEECH/NON-COMMUNIONOFMINDS?"
>>2969322> The Heitorarchy continues the development of Luras' shipbuilding industries, opening up new foundries, factories and orbital shipyards across the system.> Several Hinethi class vessels with scientific and surveillance fittings are sent to explore the area to the galactic south.
>>2969322The North & eastwards expansion into the frontiers of biodense space seems to go about as well as one may hope. On their travels outwards into deep space the colonizers discover a truly marvelous creature. A living mass the size of a plenetoid licking it's wounds in the protective cradles of two suns. The creature is quickly named 'Atlas'. A reference to the ancient mythologies of their human neighbors Action 1: With the Solar light highway centered around Zarksis being a proven success of solar mirror applications new plans are made to expand the idea to other major star systems for easy travel back and forth between worlds. The construction of new Solar mirrors are commissioned around the stars to direct excessive light to where it needs to go to be useful by speeding up travel all around the nation's core worlds. (OOC: Let's not kid ourselves.They're also pulling the role of being local defensive structures. As much as a swarm of star orbiting mirrors intended for the job of existing as light based highways & supporting my lovely little aesthetic of a civilization that's literally made to sail on solar winds they can damn well be made into weapons if the need arises with a bit of extra focusing.)Action 2: The Adonite police fleet. 'Star patrol' who up until now had mostly been having to subdue bandits and capturing drunken hooligans taking their Skyskimmers on joyrides are suddenly faced with a quandary presented by the immense 'Atlas' creature. Though they are awed by it's scale and armour The dawning realization that there are in fact entities in the universe able to inflict this brand of damage onto a creature this size in the first place gives the Adonite people an uncomfortable perceptive on the universe. Upon observing the creature's utterly base intelligence plans are devised for controlling the mighty creature by using the super advanced technique of 'Dangle a carrot in front of it's face to make it move forwards.' With this particular case the carrot being corpses of dead Skyskimmers on a string for it to chase. The creature will hopefully be led to the high matter concentration space near Flouria, fashioned with a harness and be made to live out it's days in a comparatively happy life pulling space rocks in the job of asteroid mining and being able to gorge itself on the dead mass of Star skimmers.
>>2971329>Action 2.*Blinks hard in realization of how horrible that idea is* Ok. Monster attacks organics. A shitload of our stuff is organic already....Really should have realized that sooner...As in before even commenting in the first place, s how about 'not' guaranteeing myself an angry rampaging space Kaiju over one of my planets and don't lead it into a populated area like an idiot. If it gets free of being lured it can munch on wild Sky skimmers instead of people.
>>2969686"Sure, the Thralelf want talk.''The Captain welcomes the linguists and scarry guys without fear. They are presenter with food and the Captain touches the slide his hand over their slide show.Their conditions are clear and we can proceed learning the tongues.
>>2972068I'm OP on phone btw.
>>2969322As the diseases carried by some of the nomads had already taken some Irken lives, after a few healthy individuals are abducted and sent to Animalia, the first batch of Irken warships heads straight to the moon where it is tasked with performing an Organic Sweep, flattening the entire surface and exterminating all life present on it.
>>2972068Just clarifying, the geologists and linguists went down to the planet, but a different group of linguists would be sent over to you.A party of linguists travel over, and after recording the Thraelf talking for about a day, begin integrating it into the translation software of the CII fleets. A psycologist who comes from a planet in the permanent shadow of multiple moons is chosen to interact with the Thraelf mainly, their similar dependence on other senses is seen as a possible unifying factor, and a way to avoid using the wrong terms for things (You see, if you look ahead to the future etc). Doctor Tifera is flown across to their ship, and explains that the CII are purely scientists, and inquires about if the Thraelf have encountered any anomalies, precursor structures, and anything about these founders Trill sensed them talking about.
>>2972070*Pokes with stick* Heeeeey..... QM plese be alive for we will surely be lost without you!
>>2975187Preparing a post, but you can do more than 1 round without me that's not a problem.
>>2969543>>2969624Yea, guess the new ships work, describe also what you do with the planets at some point.>>2969753The opening of the shipyard spreads joy trough the Heitorarchy.The vessel sent to the south encounters Voidsquids. Humasized fleets of fluorescent partly seetrough squids they seem to be partly herbivores partly flora theselves. Bigger sneakelike creatures with tiny thruster like apendages are hunting them zipping aaround at ridiculouas speeds.>>2971329While the solar mirors are a great success, they have become gathering spots for pirates space flora and other criminals. Criminal colonies like "Tortuga" are found and fortified on bigger rocks floating arround the lightways.Trying to lure away the creature prooves itself unsuccessful. It follows the "carrot", but either catches it or gives back after a while always comming back a a greenish glowing gas giant it is sometimes seen throwing up into.Slowly it gets used to the Adonite ships letting them move as they like. It's primite brain has managed to learn of them being harmless and sometimes bringing food. One of the science ships uppon comming closer to the Gas giant sees something moving in it.>>2972085The spread of the desiese soon stops as the supperior Irken physique adapts and soon it is known as the "Weekend Plague" as most Irkens get over it over a weekend.The Ratfolk proove a bigger problem than originally anticipated. Rats are notoriously hard to genocide. Even an organic sweep has left millions or possibly billions still hiding in caves or caverns of that Irkenforsaken moon. Even the newly bought ships while high tech and well functioning... well it seems that whenever someone leaves a room some hidden Ratperson is instantly there. Truly a hardy pest, but harmless by it's nature.> As Thralelf Union>>2972097The Thralelves just start talking about the weird artifacts found on what is now their Capital as if it was normal holding up proudly their Techsavant pets. The dyson sphere of the Dwalfmer is also nice.They then start talking about them. From their description a Dwalfmer was a highly psychic being (thus shamas were once shunned). The Thralelves are really paranoid that the Dwalfmer will come bad because here I quote: "They left all dem things. If you leave you take their things, but dem clothes dem food dem all things dem were all left! So they will come back, you only leave things if you going to come back!"Besides that the Thralelves claim some more voidspace and discover a type of tamable war-insectoid. Playfully named "Bulu-bulu" after the sound it makes.
>>2975456Dr Tifera's ears wiggle for a good 10 seconds when the Dyson sphere is mentioned. A hasty memo is bounced around the fleet, and a decision is quickly reached. Dr Tifera grins, and clicks out a few chirps and burrs, which are translated into Thralelf.The translation software isn't perfect so it throws more words in to add meaning"We/I/Us would like/want/desire to examine/study these artefacts and this Dyson Sphere. We/I/Us have very advanced construction, we/I/us may be able to restore the sphere to full/complete function/existence, in return for some of those wonderful insectoids, to experiment/use.">>2975456After establishing a base camp on the planet orbiting the asteroid, and allowing the astrophysicists to oohh and ahhh about it for a bit, a sonic pulse unit will send out regular pulses, strong enough to be sensed from the underground caves, but not enough to cause any damage or strain to any fault lines. A "welcoming" party of the geologists and Vat-hands are arranged, currently engaged in taking rock samples.
>>2975456North. The one place we haven't ventured yet. Not for any particular reason, we just haven't focused on it. We must exploit as much as we can before others claim it for themselves.>Northward expantionProbes. They could prove very useful for spreading the words of our Brotherhood across the stars. Send some to the galactic northeast. >Probe the NortheastOut of the lab-shipyards of The Brotherhood comes the shroud class frigate. It is only armed with point defense, but it's stealth field can make even the largest brotherhood completely undetectable.All planets not housing sentient life are to be Tiberiformed. Launch Seeding bombs.
>>2975456The string of pirate settlements that had been founded at the edge of Adonite Solar territory had gone about their businesses under the radar for a long while now. The attention of Star force authorities had been predominated by attempts at containing or otherwise pacifying the Atlas creature and it's newly discovered den of it's offspring. The continued existence of pirate bands of and the numerous creatures attracted to the highways from deep space were of fleeting concern in comparison and a tipping point as about to be reached.Action 1: Far away from all of this lawless frontier of chaos in the heart of the ever understaffed and underfunded Star force's high command center on Zarksis in the office of Star force commander Javris galandi a frightening policy is presented to him for the crisis. A quick re-alignment of many solar highway reflective mirrors to project incinerating streams of solar light onto various pirate hideouts nestled across Adonite space. The engineers responsible for the plan alegorize it as being akin to literally burning away the *undesired* and cancerous cells of a greater entity.The commander after looking at the plans for an hour or more.....rejects the proposed extermination. "It is completely immoral to sign the death warrants of so many people in a heartbeat without a moment of warning or discrimination between the guilty and innocent and magnitudes of a given crime. One week later Star force's combined fleet, pathetic as it may be releases an ultimatum to all pirates in Tortuga and beyond. Surrender to authorities, leave Adonite controlled space or otherwise conform yourselves to the law in the future. If you will not do one of these things we will be forced to attack you. As the message ends the fleet begins flying itself to Tortuga as the solar highways across the nation go dark for one hour. An asteroid just nearby the Tortuga colony is struck by the concentrated beams of light With a show of force given the Star force re-issues their ultimatum.
>>2976275Action 2: The Adonite Council's constant pushes for continued expansion into the high Fauna & flora zones has created numerous encounters with strange and little understood alien life. The most incredible of which is that legendary 'Atlas', a titanic beast kept pacified with regular feedings of Star skimmer corpses. For the longest while that was it. As the first forays into controlling the simple creature ended in failure. The revelation that the beast was presumably in possession of a brood sparked renewed interest in keeping this creature under control. Past attempts at finding a surefire means of preventing the beast from being a threat to any any colonies potentially created in the system were invariably deemed insufficient. However this time the prevailing mode of thought was one of taking the creature's tolerance for starship activity to the next level. The newest colony of the Adonite people would be made to blossom on the back of a cosmic whale. Special structures are sent out from the foundries on Vau 1 & 2 to 'fill in' the cracks of the creature's shell.
No one has bothered to settle in a Danger Zone, yet? For shame.OP, mind sharing what sort of dangers make the northern zone so inhospitable? Or is that more up to our own RP for our specific regions?
>>2975456> The Lanort - class cruiser starts entering service, the first Cherenni ship of it's tonnage with a purely military remit. Initially deployed to the areas considered most high-risk along the Tarthun Zone border, they would soon enter general service.> The discovery of the Voidsquid has the Cherenni scientists awestruck. Further study programs are placed into action, and attempts of communication are made, both with the squid and their predators, to see if their response will be entirely animalistic or display traces of sentience.
>>2976467Phone OP here.No fucking clue why everyone decided to settle south. Danger Zones are mostly full of Pirates, Daemon stuff. You can't settle them but can conquer.Also you are welcome to join still lots of free space or replace Lovecraft guy I think he's gone for good.
>>2975456A planet suitable for the establishment of an R&D lab has been discovered just north of the solar system in which Mineralis resides. It is now known as Laboratora.The first task given to researchers is the development of a scanner for all forms of life in order to at least purge the ratmen from the ships.The void around Laboratora and Mineralis is consolidated as they will prove to be vital components of the future Irken war machine.
>>2975493The Thralelfs are happy to hear that they can get help fixing the Dyson Sphere, but all the present Thralelves grab their Chitin.With a slightly shaky voice the Captain says that this deal is not within his competency, but a delegation of diplomats is invited to the Capital.In addition he proposes the establishment of a "tradeplanet". While traveling here they found a nice planet with some stone-age Natives which would be perfect for establishing a joint Tradeplanet and Diplomacy Planet which is jointly by the ICC and the Thralelf Union.In addition the thralelves expand a bit south where they encounter a black whole and what seems to be a broken Wormwhole.(my 2 actions)
>>2975493Map Update will come later>>2975645An insectoid in a rudamentary space suit comes out to greet the ICC waving at them to quickly come to some sort of small entrance to the underground.>>2976275> 1As the Pirates leave at the show of might things become more peaceful. Wild Space Animals still feel drawn to the light, but become wary of the ships and learn to not enter it. Some of the Pirate also show willingness to become mercenarries.> 2Atlas accepts the collonists and an Ultrasound purring can be heard as his wounds are fixed with buildings Adonite archeologists find serpentine skeletons near it's flesh analysis shows that those are a died out spcies of space symbiotes which once infact cleaned and fixed wounds in the Chitin-like plate. The Adonites seem to now furfil that function.>>2976641Nice.A Voidsquid Swarm seems to be a rudamentory Hivemind and if their swarms are big enough can show intelligence higher than sapient beings. But as swarms split and merge it's memories tangle and mutate making communicating deals very hard. The predators are just fast animals.>>2976771> 1Sure will add soon> 2Poor ratmen. If information leaks trough some beg for their lifes. > 3So also for mining? (can add mining icons)>>2975645OK, I guess a bit voidspace Northward is gained the Brotherhood ships seem to encounter Irken as well as feeling Adonite Pirate ships from time to time, but the Normal Space in the North is claimed.the Hivemind of not!pandora wrinces in pin as tiberium consumes it.A new form of Tiberium grows on the planet, being metalic in colour and having unique properties.The groundworms of the deserplanets mutate with Tiberium and became Tiberium Giant Groundworms!
>>2976816The first answer to the Brotherhood is to the ICC>>2975493An insectoid in a rudamentary space suit comes out to greet the ICC waving at them to quickly come to some sort of small entrance to the underground.
>>2976816Dr Tifera agrees, and a small group of ships is detached and sent out to establish an orbit on light side of the stone age planet so as to be very hard to spot from the ground. Several astro-engineers, robotics experts and a cloning ship, one of 3 ships capable of producing new vat-hands is sent, along with a sub-mind of Trill, to ensure no mistakes are made with the vat-hands. Plans are drawn up on the best way to restore a Dyson sphere, and the best way to obtain a genetic sample of one of the Chitin.>On the Asteroid PlanetThe Geologists shrug, deactivate their seismic projector, and follow, a group of around 10, in specialized heat refracting suits, designed to operate in volcanoes. The flash cards are brought along as well. (Think a bunch of cards with pictures on them, showing various scientific images, such as atomic layout, the periodic table, maps of the galaxy, many images of friendly CII scientists waving at whatever device took these pictures etc)>First action- Establish an orbit on the tradeplanet, plan to acquire Chitin DNA and restore the Dyson Sphere>Make contact properly with the Asteroid Planet bugs.
>>2976816(I almost feel dirty with how well those went) (Does Tortuga count as a colony? I'd like to make it the main 'military' planet and i don't even know where it is)Action 1: With many pirates out of a job mercenary work offers begin flooding in. To keep the armed and admittedly rather unsavory former pirates doing lawful work a new 'bounty' program is implemented where the authorities will provide fair payment for the pacification and transport of problematic wild alien lifeforms that appear around the nation to the colony of Fauna to receive study and care in a controlled environment.Action 2: Adonite colonists, instead of expanding borders begin colonizing inwards. Setting up colonies within the nation's own internal borders rather than continuing to push the frontier.
>>2977026Nah, it was a good plan and I don't want to always say that something went wrong.Tortuga is not a planet just a kinda big rock floating arround in high desnity space. It's moon sized kinda bet between Zarksis and Vaul 1&2
Quick map update will do propper tomorrow.
>>2976816> The uncovery of Voidsquid intelligence sends further reverberations around the scientific community. It is postulated that, perhaps, the Voidsquid could become so much more if freed from the predation that keeps their swarms splitting and moving apart. A squadron of Lanort-class vessels are given the mission of an experimental cull of the serpentine predators in the nearest zone of space, broadcasting the message 'help you' in simple patterns of light to the squid as we free them from their persecutors.> We also establish a community in the system of Sileth, dedicated to scientific research, deep inside the Space Faunal zone. From here Cherenni will continue research of the biological wonders of the area.
>>2976816The ratmen are offered to live in the zoo, free food for life and no chance of being purged.The FireMech, a bipedal robot equipped with dual flamethrowers clocking in at a height of 8 meters is developed on Laboratora.
>>2979722Sent too earlyYoung Irkens are sent in FireMechs to the infested moon for military training.
>>2976882The Thralelves establish their own outpost, but by just straightup landing on the planet and starting to dig tunels for themselves. The Lizardlike natives are welcome to join the interstellarmarketplace in their backyard as well.> 1Aquisition of Chitin DNA prooves fruitless it's as if whatever designed them put a saveguard on them any taken DNA samples simply dissolve and even in the few seconds they are stable they seem to be "encrypted".> 2The locals seem friendly, but are inspecting anything you've shown them carefully. You are brought into a room incribed with runes. Suddenly as the doors close the Scientists inside loose all ways of conection to the outside including any psychic magic, or technological link.>>2977026The Mercenary pirate boom starts where even foreigners and locals take up to profession, the influx of hunters seems to be starting to fuck with the local ecosystem, but interesting things like the "tapashremp" a symbiotic mushroom which collects nutrients from it's host is found. If the host dies or gets seriously hurt it releases nutrients with healing substances back into them healing seemingly unhealable ailments.Sure I'll add some inland colonies then.>>2978848The Cherenni over time manage to drive off the hunters and heard and keep together all the Voidsquids into one massive swarm.Born was an individual who wants to be known as "Vyrm". A highly intelligent psychic hivemind big enough to take up an entire quadrat. What has happened can only be described as the birth of a God.>>2979722>>2979725The Ratmen agree to live in the ZooRatmen breed fast and are well equipped, thus they make for good training.> As ThralelvesWe establish a few small colonies arround the black whole as it seems funny and is a nice tourist attraction.The Thralelves also start tinkering with the broken Wormwhole, because they don't know what it is, but and it looks interesting.
>>2979738Action 1.Dr Tifera requests permission to send a small ship to the Dyson sphere, to take scans and analyse the degradation it has suffered, to see what can most easily be restored.Action 2.The Scientists are far more chirpy about this, and begin trying to work out what is blocking them. Several pieces of technology are disassembled and reassembled into a somewhat rudimentary cutting laser, and a small sliver is taken, both of the runes, and of the normal wall, and placed into analysis containers. Very little panic is present, mainly interest and curiosity
>>2979738> The Heitorarchy scientists begin dissection of void-snake specimens, along with survey of those that escaped the test-cull, to learn from their means of propulsion to improve our own thruster technologies.> The System of Veresto, also on the edge of Fauna space, is settled as a corporate world for manufacture of specialized technological and luxury goods, both to the Heitorarchy and the wider galaxy.Diplomacy:Our scientists continue their communications with Vyrm, to uncover what (if anything) the Voidsquid entity wants, and hopefully discuss treaties of friendship and mutual support for the future.Continued diplomacy: We also send out a fleet of Hinethi and Lanort-class vessels to meet with the fleet from the makers of the probe, who were projected to visit but haven't yet shown up to talk.
>>2979738The Adonites, observing the ecological crisis as it unfolds in front of their very eyes are forced to partake in an unpopular culling plot to counteract the imbalances that they created in their own ecosystem. Plans are enacted to control the spiraling situation.Action 1: Genetic information stored on the research facilities of planet fauna are sent to planet flouria to be cloned in a preemptive plan to repopulate Adonite space's devastated eco-system into a more harmonious form once the mass die offs happen while star force and the privateers focus on containing any animal that attacks traffic on the solar highways.Action 2: Colonize up the rest of the star systems inside of our borders. (or at least however many we actually can in the space of a turn's worth of colonizing.) Leave that one uncolonized planet bordering the Brotherhood as is because that would be a strait up treaty violation. (Talky-Talk not-action:) Ask the universal brotherhood about their thoughts on establishing something of a neutral ground-trading planet out of that place.
>1The Chieftain of the Thralelves seeing that stuff is going well even after a few years of the masters being Gone decides to make this year the first time their dissapearance will be celebrated.The holiday of Masta'Gon in introduced >>2979744 Our freinds from the ICC are invited too. It will be a joyous celebration with Bulu-Bulu races and jousting. Gladiatorial combat. Drinking contests and drunken sharpshooting competitions.An invitation to all who can hear (except the masters) is brodcasted out into space.> 2A new technique of producing ships is invented where way bigger ships can be built by just digging out already floating arround asteroids and adding ship-thingies to them, which gives birth to the Ultralarge Thralelf Warships.
>>2981477All this celebration is a little out of the ordinary for the CII, and the insistence of the Thralevles on calling them the ICC doesn't help. Dr Tifera records what happens, however, and takes notes on the various technologies and weapons that are displayed
>>2981709They obviously don't call you that they call you something like "Xelo'consol'hub Et'inqura"Which would mean Alien Consolidated Institute of Iquiry.Never thought linguistics would come up here.
>>2981775Yes I'm OP
>>2979738After quite a while in secret, the recent developments of the Brotherhood have come to light...1. Recent explorations into Tiberium science has given us improved shielding. It is now even more efficient with deflection and absorption.2/3. More expansion on the Northern and Western fringes.4. Recent developments in robotics and cybernetics have given us this. The Geara Doga. This 20 meter tall piloted mech suit is vacuum sealed, heavily armed with tiberium weapons, and a chest mounted Obelisk cannon.<Diplomacy> >>2981021The Brotherhood sees no reason to convert an entire planet into a place for trade. Instead, the proposition to construct a joint controlled space station is presented by the brotherhood.
>>2979738Equipped with the scanners for biological life, another batch of Spittle Runners is sent to check up on whether anything within their circle is different from the last timeThe FireMech is so successful regular sized models are made, ranging from 18 to 30 meters in height depending on that of the pilot respectively.
>>2981793<Diplomacy>For station names how about we go for 'Confluence' station.how about pic related as location? >>2982453...Quite a bit has changed since way back then. I'm thinking that once this station is built i'm super inviting you in. Hah! it could end up being the early stages to a galactic space U.N. omg i'm having way to much fun pouring ideas into this silly thing.
>>2979743Dr Tifera is allowed to do that. Also this is diplomacy you have an extra action next turn.> get locked into ornately decorated obviously religious room for unknown reasonThis was supposed to be a room for meetings to be held in... emm you desecrating the walls makes you come off as frankly rude and retarded, the scientists are captured and thrown into jail.>>2981021Some time will be needed to rise the mass produced animals and release them into the wild, but any further degradation is for now prevented.Sure, you can colonize a few.>>2981709The technologies displayed seem to be of various natures and mostly scavenged, though the mixed use of high-tech equip,ent along with medieval tier technology might be intriguing to the Scientist.>>2981793As the Brotherhood expands North and west in both directions they seem to be encountering Irken space.>>2982453You discover Vyrm the hivemind created by the Cherenni in except that minor changes.Other Anons please say what you do now that all the Drones visit you again.>>2979804Dissecting the Voidsnakes shows you something incredible. A biological jet-propulssion system which might revolutionise Slower than Light meneouvering and Space Combat.Vyrm for now only wants food and knowlage. It seems it started "select breeding" itself making use of the shiort lifespan of the Voidsquids, it's psychic abilities start to become stronger and more pronounced.
>>29843561. Develop gigantic thrusters2. Put them on the void asteroids/moons/planets rich in ore and crash them into Mineralis for easier processing
>>2984356Action 1: In the labs on Faunia Adonite sciantists shall start modifying the genes of various identified 'problem' creatures that are known to be disruptive for some reason or another. The future ecology of Adonite space shall be one that works as harmoniously as clockwork. Such a process takes time and nobody is to hasty to release the product unfinished product.Action 2: Our Solar highway coverage is growing thin. Build new Mirrors in some of the star systems we've colonized.>Spittle probe.We capture the probe and transport them the Confluence. As much as The Adonites are disgusted at the violent shenanigans of them shunting irkens out of galactic politics is just plain bad. Offer them a seat at the confluence to make their own and to trade from. (The notion of attaching those Irken meteorite rockets onto the station and flying the place further towards the north to bring the Cherenni(and Vrym) & Institute in on the fun tickles me in all the right ways)
>>29843561. Kane class battleship. That is all. The flagships of Brotherhood fleets, it is armed with numerous Tiberian Railguns, Obelisk Cannons, LRBM launchers, point defense and hanger bays, not to mention the most powerful shields equipped to a warship. 2. E X P A N T I O N to the north east.>>2982566This should be fine.
>>2984356As the extra action, using the EM Shielding, and the large amounts of energy our Pulsar research has yielded, a drone weapon will be developed, a Storm maker. The purpose of it is to enter an area, and flood it with EM radiation, damaging electrics, de-stablising weather patterns, and generally making life hell for anyone who isn't prepared for it. This turnIn response to our scientists being taken prisoner, the fleet they came from moves to a hostile footing. The "War Chest", a collection of experimental and hazardous projects are authorized for initial stages of preparation, as the full fleet moves into orbit, while wide-spectrum broadcasts project non-verbal threats, bared teeth, and pictures of the imprisoned scientists. The Cloning Ship begins producing Vat-hands with highly dense muscle and advanced reflexes, at the cost of lower intellect and emotional recognition skills.With the scans from Dr Tifera, a initial construction crew is assembled, mainly engineers, with a list of various minerals and resources they'll need. The ship, a large cargo hauler packed with equipment, vat-hands, and resources heads off, while plans are drawn up to repair the main superstructure, removing the more ramshackle parts of Thralelf repair, and ensuring a pressurized space to operate in.
>>2984356> The world named Vlorui is a naturally-inhabitable oceanic world on the far side of a calm zone. The natural beauty of the world inspires the Cherenni to claim the system and begin immediate colonization, with a focus toward leisure, tourism and aquaculture on the primary biosphere, terming it a second Vebui.> The Cherenni scientific community use their research into Voidsnake propulsion to create new thruster and engine designs, revolutionizing their maneuvering systems. The 'Coatl' starfighter is the first vessel to enter service with Serpentine-thruster propulsion fully integrated.Diplomacy:Whilst normal and calm space would probably not be nutritious enough, perhaps the remainder of the Fauna zone would also be suitable environments for Vyrm? This time a Spittle runner is intercepted by a Lanort squadron as it enters the Veresto system. Again, the Cherenni would attempt communication with the runner first, and this time using what we know of the Irken language frequencies; but if this one doesn't respond it will be boarded.
Why is this thread not bumping with the posts? It’s on page six for crying out loud.
>>2984394I have no idea how that would work, but sure I accept it.>>2984649> 1The newly released specimens indeeed manage to put the ecosystem in balance in the regions they are applied too, but as the extermination of the "Old breeds" has not been perfect they start mixing with the new ones producing let's say... unexpected results or very unexpected results. (you can make up what it is just make it somewhat bad)> 2Two planets in the northeast are taken as well as Pastures for the lifestock are expanded.In addition on the Colony of Atlas all things are going great, but the big reptilian creature visits it's young arares and rares whereas the 4 kids start to slowly seem to be running out of space within the gas giant.>>2985328The captured sceintists who already learned the tongue of the natives are made to send back messages themselves ones depicting them destroying the religious artifacts.They are made to empathize that no hostility was shown to them prior to that event and that they were never given permission to destroy the runes.Dr Tifera is welcomed with open arms and any Thralelves are happy to hold her rebuild the structure which uppon entering she learns the true nature off. Giant broken humanoid statues are everywhere and she is told that those were the masters and even recordings of their old every-day-life still exist and can be found scattered. (the blind Thralelves don't understand those).Meanwhile in the tradehub the ICC-scintists are finally permitted to study Chitin. An old farmer named Jekloth Atkinslothn has moved to the trading hub and while hearding his Chitin yougnlings has decided to let the ICC study their behaviour and habits. Old Elf Jakloth is a cautious guy though and if any experiments seem to even slightly inconvenience his little ones he'll end them abruptly because "A sad Chitin ain't gonna do shit, so you can't have them sad.">>2985424For some reason some overly rich Ratlike xenos from the south seem to like Vlorui very much.. maybe even too much infact as their pressence as slightly rude tourists which exist in overly large numbers is something known on theplanet.Vyrm refuses to spread itself thin, but proposes offering itself as a supercomputer from time to serve Cherenni in exchange of being provided food.> Thralelf UnionMeanwhile the Thralelves themselves decide that they took a liking to the celebration they held so they decide to make a whole planet for it, calling it Teraltulpa.In addition another fortified Voidarea is created> P.S.I will start thread 2 tomorrow please list any suggestions here or in the discord on how to do it and any changes to be done.
>>2990023Diplomacy: We agree to Vyrm's proposal. Let the alliance stand firm!Diplomacy 2: Cherenni foreign Consort Vellien Derini tries to arrange meetings with the Rat-like xenoforms to determine their origin, and the extent of space claimed by their culture.> Action 1: In recognition of the treaty with Vyrm, the Cherenni department of Agriculture organises the development of a system within the Xenofaunal Zone into a Harvest-world system, for supplying food for our end of the arrangement as well as keeping systems like Sileth and Veresto provided.The system development is codenamed 'Vyrmoth', this quickly sticks and becomes official designation.>Action 2: Operators from the Tentemi system begin sending mining vessels with prominent matter-scoops and processors into the high-matter zones of space, to claim and work them and get them providing.
>>2990023>The new ecosystem is becoming more disharmonious with the reintroduction of old genes.Action 1: With the wildlife release being complete the labs that first produced them are given a new job. Dabble in creating plagues to counteract the old ecosystem’s resurgence by targeting those various old and undesired genes.Action 2: Expand into the exciting and truly alien frontier known as ‘normal space’
>>2984649Nibba come to the new thread ffs