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Deep in a rather uncharted sector of an unpopular arm of distant galaxy #015323, your ship has stumbled across a lush alien world. Most of the planet is covered in sprawling green jungle, or scintillating blue seas. Your captain orders you down via shuttle as part of an away team.

Who are you?

>I am a soldier, part of the Unity Federation. Our mission is to bring peace and order to all corners of the universe... whether they want it, or not.
>I am a trader, part of the Unity Corporation. Our mission is to bring wealth and prosperity to the company, and all of its subsidiaries... regardless of the impact of those who we are doing business with.
>I am a missionary, part of the Church of the Unity. Our mission is to spread the word of Unity across the stars... despite the thoughts, philosophies, or previous faiths of those we encounter.
>I am a settler, part of the Unity Federation. Our mission is to inhabit a designated far-flung planet, to act as an outpost for UF vessels... even if there are already locals inhabiting the planet.

First choice to three.

[ Hello again, /tg/. After trying out a couple of /civ/ quests, I found my attention wandering, especially since there was limited means to reach out to dedicated players. To remedy that, I have set up a twitter @AlienWorldQuest. Enjoy! ]
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>>44897559
>I am a missionary, part of the Church of the Unity. Our mission is to spread the word of Unity across the stars... despite the thoughts, philosophies, or previous faiths of those we encounter.

CONVERT

FILTHY

HEATHENS
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>>44897559
>>I am a settler, part of the Unity Federation. Our mission is to inhabit a designated far-flung planet, to act as an outpost for UF vessels... even if there are already locals inhabiting the planet.

PURGE XENO!
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>>44897559
>I am a soldier, part of the Unity Federation. Our mission is to bring peace and order to all corners of the universe... whether they want it, or not.
War.

War never changes.
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>>44897578
changing my vote If I can too

>>>I am a trader, part of the Unity Corporation. Our mission is to bring wealth and prosperity to the company, and all of its subsidiaries... regardless of the impact of those who we are doing business with.
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>>44897618
You can indeed change your vote, if you designate which vote you had previously selected, which you did. I would also like to additionally note that if after half an hour no consensus is reached, I will go by simple majority, coin flip, dice-roll or whichever one I think is the best, depending on the circumstance. Some selections in the future may require a roll of 1D100, of which I will take the best of the first three.
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>>44897559
>>I am a settler, part of the Unity Federation. Our mission is to inhabit a designated far-flung planet, to act as an outpost for UF vessels... even if there are already locals inhabiting the planet.

Homesteadin!
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>>44897559
Vote for soldier
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>>44897559
>I am a trader, part of the Unity Corporation. Our mission is to bring wealth and prosperity to the company, and all of its subsidiaries... regardless of the impact of those who we are doing business with.

Settler could be interesting too.
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>anons are literally godless farmers

why senpai
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>>44897722
Soldier and trader are winning senpai

Anons want to be murderhobo or shekel-shoveller
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>>44897559
>I am a soldier, part of the Unity Federation. Our mission is to bring peace and order to all corners of the universe... whether they want it, or not.
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>>44897735

Missonary: 1
Soldier: 3
Trader: 2
Settler: 1

Locked in, and posting. Oh, and to those who voted otherwise, fear not. As you may have surmised from your initial selection, Unity ranges far and wide in terms of specialization. You will have the opportunity to convert, purge, and trade as your little hearts desire.
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>everything is murder

I'm out.
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>>44897755

You're enabling my addiction to PURGE, OP.

Feel bad. Feel ashamed.
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>>44897787
>everything is murder
I'm in
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After a brief initial scan of the planet, your shuttle is designated to land in the most tactically secure area, the northern mountains.

To the south, through some mountain passes, there lies the foothills leading into a massive, sprawling jungle. Lifesign readings from most areas are abundant, but in the jungle they are positively dense.

To the north, there is a large ocean. Surprisingly, the salt concentration is low enough that it could theoretically be drinkable with minimal treatment.

To both the east and west, the mountain range spans. There is a large concentration of iron to the east, and an unknown mineral to the west.

As your shuttle coasts in to land, your communications officer's face pales. He has lost the feed to the battle cruiser stationed above. As you turn your faces skyward, you see a massive chain of explosions rip it apart. The debris seem almost magnetically drawn to the southern hemisphere. Your commanding officer takes quick stock of the situation.

Resources:
1 - Medium Range Shuttle
15 - Shuttle Fuel
14 - Battle Rifles
10 - Proton Pistols
5 - Proton Grenades
500 - Proton Ammunition (shared pool)
14 - Days of Compressed Rations

Personnel:
Command Officer Jackson
Communications Officer Stahl
Medical Officer Yorik
10 Privates

... and you.

You present your specialization sheet to Command Officer Jackson.

First to three votes.

>I am a combat specialist, a veteran of more than a few expeditions
>I am a diplomatic specialist, trained in the art of negotiation with hostiles
>I am a reconnaissance specialist, more than capable of aiding in scouting the situation.
>I am a Lieutenant, second in command if the current Commanding Officer dies
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>>44897787
>>44897791

I am sorry to see you go, but it probably would have helped to read this post a little more fully. I apologize for not making it clear that I intend for this adventure to have broad appeal, while maintaining focus.

>>44897755
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>>44897955
>I am a reconnaissance specialist, more than capable of aiding in scouting the situation.
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>>44897955
Vote for reconnaissance specialist
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>>44897955
>I am a reconnaissance specialist, more than capable of aiding in scouting the situation.
Well that was quick
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>>44898001
>>44898031
>>44898037

Lovely, locked in, and posting.
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As a reconnaissance specialist, you are deployed to survey the surrounding area while the rest of the soldiers set up a rudimentary camp. Your CO has decided not to utilize the remaining shuttle fuel until they have a better grasp of the situation. The impact of the lose of the ship is apparent in your comrades faces as you suit up in your camouflage, like you, they are most likely focused on the question of the hour. "Will we ever get home?".

Because of your specialization, your CO Jackson has decided to allow you to explore in whatever direction you think would be the most beneficial.

>North, to the Pure Water Ocean
>South, to the Jungle Foothills
>East, to the Suspected Iron Deposits
>West, to the Unknown Mineral Deposits
>Ignore orders, write-in?
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>>44898097
To the west we shall go!
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>>44898097
Normally water is the first priority but...I'm feelin lucky.

LET'S GO WEST
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>>44898097
>>West, to the Unknown Mineral Deposits
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>>44898110
>>44898193
>>44898261

Locked in, and I do apologize for the gratuitous spelling errors in the previous post. Roll 1D100, please.
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>44898273
'ere we go!
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>>44898273
What's better? Getting high or low on the dice?
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Rolled 66 (1d100)

>>44898273
lets see how this turns out
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>>44898321
Ah, you're shooting for high rolls. I'll be taking the best of the first three. A 1 is a critical failure, a 100 is a critical success.
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>44898273
AHHHHHHFOR THE MOTHER LANNNND
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>44898273

Rolling a one.
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>>44898374
im so sorry
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>>44898280
>>44898331
>>44898361 [ Ok, so, this is the earth. That is a sweet earth you might say. Round? No. ]

66 + 10 [Recon specialization] = 76

>>44898386
Not a problem, it's nice to see people participating.

Locked in, and posting.
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You head along a narrow mountain pass. To your eye, what you are traversing seems to be some kind of game trail. As for the animal or animals that made it, you cannot say. Hearing sounds of activity over the next hillock, you drop into a low crouch.

You sit in quiet amazement at what you observe. A large valley is laid out before your eyes, glittering with some sort of blue-grey crystal deposits that seem to glow. Large organic polyps sit on these, breaking them down and absorbing the fragments in semi-translucent pouches. Every so often, a skittering beetle about the size of a Labrador removes the more bloated-looking polyps, and returns to the tunnel from which it emerged.

They don't seem to have noticed your presence. You are currently equipped with a battle rifle, a pistol, fifty rounds of ammunition, and a single grenade.

>Report back
>Continue observing
>Move closer
>Write-in
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>>44898483
>>Report back
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>>44898483
Report back, I say
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>>44898483
I am terrified and confused. I want to go home.
>>Report back
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>>44898499
>>44898535
>>44898555

Locked in. Posting.
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Not sparing any expense by way of your breath, you hurry back in all haste to report to Officer Jackson about your discovery. His eyebrows clinch together in concern, furrowing his brow in a worryingly familiar expression. He orders you to return with five soldiers to return to see if the creatures so near to base are hostile or not. The five grunts which are to accompany you range from excited, to sharing your concern.

>Yes, Commander.
>Perhaps a different course of action would be more appropriate, Commander? [Suggest different order]
>Of course, Commander. Let me just visit the latrine first. [Desert squad, specify direction]
>Write in?
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>>44898628
>>Yes, Commander. Let's secure the perimeter!
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>>44898628
>Yes, Commander
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>>44898628
>Of course, Commander. Let me just visit the latrine first. [Desert squad, specify direction]

We obviously need to find the hippie-aliens and 'integrate' into their society.
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>>44898693

And by integrate I mean sex up their women.
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>>44898628
>>Okay but they're giant insects and I'm pretty sure we've all seen starship troopers.
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>>44898672
>>44898679
>>44898761

Locked in. Roll 1D100, please.

>>44898711
This quest will not feature ERP, sorry to disappoint you anon.
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>44898781
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>44898781
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Rolled 17 (1d100)

>>44898781
Alright! Time to shine
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>44898781
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>>44898822
>>44898830
>>44898844

55

Locked in, and posting.
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>>44898781

>alien world quest
>no kirk option

WHY EVEN LIVE
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Your small squad moves along the route which you had previously established. The dual suns of the system hang high overhead, not giving away any clues as to what time of day it might be on the planet.

The polyp-harvesting insects you previously observed are still present, about thirty of them present on the valley floor at any time. They don't seem to have any particular offensive capabilities beyond a pair of grasping talons they utilize to move the polyps.

Your squad advances on the floor of the valley. You pocket a dull blue-grey crystal out of habit, for further analysis. The nearest insect to you approaches, moving a few feelers over the squad.

Resource Added: + Blue-Grey Crystal Sample

>It's probably checking to see if we taste alright. Kill it.
>Ignore it, and continue scouting the valley in further detail.
>Examine the tunnels from which the harvesters are emerging in further detail.
>Write in?
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>>44898956
>>Examine the tunnels from which the harvesters are emerging in further detail.
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>>44898956
>>Ignore it, and continue scouting the valley in further detail.
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>>44898956
Give it a pat.
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>>44898956
>>Write in?
Have the squad on standby while the creature inspects us
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>>44898992
Changing mine.
Give the insect the crystal
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>>44898956
Pet it gently with tender love. That's all it needs, just some love, everybody needs a little love, even weird freaky alien insects things.
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>>44899000
>>44899004
>>44899091

These options are actually close enough to be integrated. I won't make you guys wait another ten minutes. Posting.
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A couple of the members of your squad are a little skittish, but you decide to attempt to interact with the alien life form. Offering a couple of cautious pats on the top of its chitinous body, you present one of the crystal samples you have taken to it.

It returns the gesture with a high-pitched trilling, and gently takes the sample in its jaws, depositing it in the sac of a nearby polyp. As you look up, you see that many of the insects in the valley had paused, awaiting the results of this interaction. They return to their labors.

A few moments later, a more fearsome-looking creature emerges from a nearby tunnel. It has a collection of feelers in much greater abundance than the simple pair the harvesters seem to possess. It stops the one you had just interacted with, and they seem to have some kind of exchange. It emits a similar high-pitched trilling, and begins to frantically skitter towards the nearest tunnel.

>Let it go, continue scouting the valley.
>Mission complete, the harvesters do not appear hostile. Return to base.
>Kill the skittering creature
>Write in?
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>>44899405
>>Let it go, continue scouting the valley.
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>>44899405
I'm immensely uncertain if it's good trilling or bad trilling.

>Continue scouting, but keep a backwards eye on them juuust in case. The workers might be cool, but whatever that big lug was might be thinking 'unknowns'.
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>>44899405
>Mission complete, the harvesters do not appear hostile. Return to base.

It's better to act slowly, maybe these creatures don't like others on thier turf
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>>44899405
>Let it go, continue scouting the valley.

So, alien ants?

This will end in blood.
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>>44899405
>>Let it go, continue scouting the valley.
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>>44899405
>Let it go, continue scouting the valley.
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>>44899430
>>44899468
>>44899497
>>44899498
>>44899514

Excellent... roll 1D100, please.
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>44899538
No whammy, no whammy, no whammy...
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>44899538

>if 80 or higher, we must immediately begin work on purging all alien ants
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>44899538
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>>44899558
You're not the boss.
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>>44899558
Welp. Time for purge.
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>44899538
'Whew, close one! Examine the valley further, men!'
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>>44899556
>>44899558
>>44899567

Nice rolls! Locked in, and posting.
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>>44899558
B-but why?
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>>44899558

The dice gods will the purge.

Humans are top-tier alien ants are space trash.

For real though can we not fall into the classic trap of trying to diplomance a hive-minded entity? It can't be done.
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>>44899637
I'm pretty sure it's been done at least once before.

Also I'm pretty sure there's a lot more them than us at the moment pissing them off would put us in a horror movie dude.
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I just don't think these insects aren't worth the bullets considering we have no way to resupply.
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>>44899696

>implying you wouldn't watch that movie

Your argument is weak, like your spine.
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>>44899696
This, kinda. We don't have enough ammo or men with us atm for a needless conflict
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Why don't we head over to where the ship went down?
It seems pretty smart. get supplies and possible survivors.
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>>44899558
IT BEGINS
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>>44899744
Our ship was the only one to make successfull landfall
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>>44899720
Funny story about that, actually- no, seriously, people have found it interesting.

I DO have a weak stomach for horror movies and shit like that. Reason being?

I watched Starship Troopers late at night when I was like, 6. I was a pretty sheltered kid growing up, and we had just gotten HBO, so I was being naughty and checking it out since I was told not to watch it. All the blood and gore and junk gave me nightmares for months, and from then on, I wasn't really able to handle so much as a gunshot wound let alone anything actually gorey until I was about 13. Shit had scarred me.

To this day I'm still jittery and squemish about gore flicks. I can handle them a lot better, but they're not my first, second, or third choice of entertainment.
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>>44899744
I'd agree to head back once we finished scouting and high tail to the wreck of the ship.
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Your continued exploration of the valley yields more than one significant find.

Around a corner, you find a large pile of bubbling organic mass. There are several workers tending to a much larger insect-like entity. It is easily the size of a pair of cows, and then some. A couple of the insects deposit polyps before it, which are greedily consumed by a large, searching tongue. The grey paste it excretes is then taken by the workers, and is used to form a geometrically perfect... building? Upon solidification, it turns a chitinous black.

You also note that in some areas around the structure, they have simply spread the grey paste around on the rocky floor of the mountain. Some harvesters carry around large green polyps, seeding the paste with what looks like grass.

A soldier calls out in shock, pointing up to a ledge overseeing this section of the valley. You catch a glimpse of a bipedal creature a little shorter than a human. It has greyish skin, matching the mountain's palette, and large beetle-black eyes. As you watch, it retreats up the ledge, and out of sight.

>Retreat back to base, this is just too much information to risk.
>Pursue the bipedal creature
>Purge insects
>Write in?
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>>44899804

Honestly, I'd probably just as terrified as you were in that situation if I was also a yellow-bellied coward.
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>>44899819
PURGE PURGE PURGE
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>>44899819

>>Retreat back to base, this is just too much information to risk.

>>44899837
Good, glad you understand. I honest to god just don't find any shame in admitting I'm pussy. Some folks are, some ain't. Sorry you have to deal with me.
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>>44899819
>Purge insects

Humanity never learned to share entire planets.

Blame the violence on a stunted cultural childhood.

But purge these motherfuckers, please.
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>>44899819
>Retreat back to base, this is just too much information to risk.
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>>44899819
>Retreat back to base, this is just too much information to risk.
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>>44899819
>>Pursue the bipedal creature
Ants are bros. Need to tame them.
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>>44899819
>>Retreat back to base, this is just too much information to risk.
time to get out of here stalkers, fly low to the crash site
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>>44899819
>Retreat back to base, this is just too much information to risk.
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>>44899819
'Retreat! Retreat!'
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>>44899864
>>44899865
>>44899895
>>44899901

Locked in, posting.
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>>44899868

>diplomancing the hive mind
>taming the hive mind

It's like you have an extinction fetish.
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>>44899819
>>Retreat back to base, this is just too much information to risk.
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>>44899819
>Retreat

OH MY GOD we could be a few days away from building fortifications.
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>>44899917
And starting a war with extremely limited resources, manpower, and tactical knowledge isn't?
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>>44899917
>not hugging the hivemind
>not becoming super best pals with the hivemind

It's like you're content being cannon fodder.
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>>44899952

No, because it's for the glory of mankind.

You just want to roll over and let the ants violate your mouth with their ovipositors.

You sick freak.
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Reeling with the shock of your discoveries, you direct the rest of the squad back through the valley to base camp. The insect you first interacted with seems to be following you, from a slight distance.

When you return, you relay the information you have acquired to CO Jackson. He sighs, and rubs his temples, sitting down upon a piece of rock, and contemplating the binary suns. The rest of the squad appears to have succeeded in establishing a small base camp perimeter.

He orders you to start by destroying the creature that followed you back to base, it's just too great a risk. Following this, he barks at you to explore in another direction.

>Intervene in the destruction of the harvester that followed you
>Yes, Commander. [Explore: S, N, E]
>Sure thing Commander, be back in a minute [Desert, specify direction]
>Write in?
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>>44899991
I'm just not one to hit first, is all. If they're hostile, sure, fuck 'em up, burn the fields, salt the earth, they got their one chance and blew it.

But if they got no beef with me, I got no beef with them.
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>>44899819
>Pursue the bipedal creature
Its gonna give us away!
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>>44900015
>Intervene in the destruction of the harvester that followed you

>Destroy it even harder, then make a hat from its carapace
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>>44899991
Fuck you, they're cute! A CUTE!

>>44900015
>Intervene in the destruction of the harvester that followed you
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>>44900015
>Intervene in the destruction of the harvester that followed you
its gonna be our pet.
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>>44900015
>>>Intervene in the destruction of the harvester that followed you
They're not hostile, just friendly it seems. Besides, if we tame the beasts, we might have some free labor.
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>>44900015
>intervene in the destruction of the harvester

go hug that little motherfucker
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>>44900015
>>Write in?
Shouldn't we try to secure the crash site? Maybe we could find survivors and more ressources while we wait for a rescue ship?
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>>44900015
>>Intervene.
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>>44900015
>Intervene in the destruction of the harvester that followed you

NOT FLIBBERS!!
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>>44900015
Before we start the PURGE
Let's see if it's intelligent. Just to be see
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>>44900023
Its likely that whatever sentient beings on this plant blew up our SPACE BATTLECRUSIER!
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>>44900058
>>44900060
>>44900065
>>44900065

Locked in, roll 1D100.
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>>44900058

Fuck anon stop injecting your shitty ovipositor fetish into everything it's goddamn disgusting.

Like I bet you'd totally get on your knees and beg a group of passing ants to let you lick their filthy ovipositors while mumbling through a full mouth how inferior humanity is to delicious ovipositor goodness.

Like fuck man it's disgusting just stop.
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>>44900015
>>Yes, Commander. [Explore:N]

(Noticing all the intervene votes)
...Wow, and I'm >>44900023 >>44899952

...I'm not sure what to think.
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Rolled 65 (1d100)

>>44900104
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>44900104
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>44900104
Niggas in charge want to get us killed.

You don't poke a goddamn beehive, "Sir".
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>44900104
For brotier Flibbers!
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>44900104
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>>44900147 [Horrifying/10, would have as pet]
>>44900156
>>44900157

94, another very solid roll.

Locked in, and posting. If you guys have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to post them. Your input is important to me.
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>>44900105
The only thing I'm willing to admit is that as a kid I let a friendly fly dance on my lips in the morning when I was in the process of waking.
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>>44900183

Needs more purging.
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You hold your pistol out, ready to shoot the creature, before its plaintive feelers waving appeal to something deep in your well-conditioned trooper brain.

"Sir, perhaps it would be a better strategy to see if it accompanies me away from base? We could ascertain more about its behavior that way."

He waves a hand, focused on the construction of additional perimeter defenses.

"Yes, yes. Just get it away from base."

>Scout [N,S,E]
>Desert [N,S,E,W]
>Write in?
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>>44900255
>write in
confront and hug that mofo
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>>44900255
Scout north
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>>44900195
>flys are born from rot
>feet are incredibly dirty
>you let it cake your lips with bacterial horibleness
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>>44900255
>>Scout [N,S,E]

North.

In the oceans lie all manner of horrid things. Alien goblin sharks, anons. We have to see if we need to poison the entire ocean or not.
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>>44900255
IT'S MIND CONTROLLING US
TAKE IT OUT BACK AND FUCKING KILL IT
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>>44900255

We might as well follow it back to the hive and get a head start on letting these creepy bastards use our feeble human body as an incubator for their twisted spawn.

>Scout S
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>>44900255
>>Scout [N]

>>44900300
Not poison. 'Sterilize'. Sounds better on paper.
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>>44900255
'Sir, with your permission I'd like to take two men and pursue that bipedal creature.'
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>>44900255
>Scout north

lets have a beach party
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>>44900281
>>44900300
>>44900323

Locked in, roll for it lads. 1D100.

>>44900301
Actions that directly oppose what was just done will be discarded in most cases, for the sake of progress. Sorry, anon.
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>>44900298
>>feet are incredibly dirty
They clean themselves often though! Unless all that hand robbing is actually a sign of scheming.
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>44900362
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>44900362
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>44900362
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>44900362
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>44900362
Do we have any radio/portable cams so the camp can see/hear what happens to us?
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>>44900405
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>>44900382
>>44900384 [ Welcome, Mr. Ants ]
>>44900386

64.
Locked in.

>>44900405
Sorry anon, best of the first three.

>>44900408
You do have some comms gear, but the link is still being established.
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>>44900405
>>44900408
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>>44900425
All of life is pain
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>>44900425
T-that was my first 100 ever...
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You venture through a mountain pass to the northern beaches. A massive blue expanse greets you, the waves dancing off each other. The water here tastes a little salty, but with some minor treatment, you should have a nearly infinite source of drinking water.

You notice that there are more than a few trees here on the beach. They bear strange fruit, and their roots extend into the surf.

You note the mouth of a very large cave here, and there's an undulating bass tone that rises and fades rhythmically from within. Your weapons and helmets are all equipped with appropriate light sources to risk the cave, if you desire.

>Explore the cave
>Examine the trees
>Return to base
>Write in?
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>>44900405
>>44900408

I HURT.
WHY IS THE PAIN SO GREAT.
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>>44900512
>>Examine the trees
Don't even think about entering that cave
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>>44900512
>>Examine the trees
If the bug if following, give some of the the fruit to it to check if it's edible.
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>>44900512
>Examine the trees.

Smart money says that whatever the tone is is part of some kinda ritual or special occurence, let's not rile up the natives yet.
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>Examine the trees
yummy yummy in my tummy
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>>44900512
Don't we have drones?
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>>44900540
>>44900542
>>44900548
>>44900554

Locked in, and posting.
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You opt to examine the trees in greater detail. Upon further reflection, it would seem that while the vast majority of the large roots extend into the ocean, this is not a rule. Three of the trees have massive roots which quickly dive under the sand, heading inland. There are much smaller roots connecting each tree to each other below the sand. The fruit itself is interesting. The skin is a little tough, but when you break through it, you find that it is almost entirely water. Pure, crisp, and clean.

Your insect-like comrade appears to enjoy a single piece of fruit, draining it with a proboscis which extends from the space in between its jaws.

The undulating tonality from within the cave ceases.

>Time to go. Retreat back to base.
>Wait and see
>Enter the cave
>Write in
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Cave
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>>44900559
You do not have automated drones, unfortunately those were aboard the ship when it exploded. You are a member of the very first away-team, the drones would have been sent down before you to ascertain if the planet's atmosphere could sustain human life or not. Some of them may have survived the crash, but there's no way to tell at the moment.
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>>44900635
>>Wait and see.
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>>44900635
>>Wait and see
If the insect bro's gtfo then do the same
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>>44900635
>>Write in

If there's any cover to take, take it. Hide, check out the locals.

>>44900663
Also this.
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>>44900635
>>Wait and see
>>44900685
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>>44900659
How big/small are they? What kind of propulsion? Are they armed?
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>>44900685
Good idea with the cover
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>>44900660
>>44900663
>>44900685
>>44900717

Locked in, roll 1D100, please.
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>44900739
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>>44900734
They vary in size and armament, you were a part of a crew of an interstellar battle cruiser.
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Rolled 30 (1d100)

>>44900739
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>44900739
weeeeeeellllllll
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>>44900748
>>44900762
>>44900771

51.
Locked in, and posting.
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>>44900770
Where there any other ships in orbit or nearby?
How fragmented was the battlecrusier when falling to the planet?
Did the remains of the ship slow decent in any way?
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>>44900635

>Desalination trees.

That's actually a pretty cool idea.
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Man, we oscillate hard between meh rolls and REALLY high rolls.

...I'm okay with this.
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Your harvester companion skitters forward into the darkness of the cave for a moment. Heavy footfalls seem to shake the ground, as your harvester returns to you. It chirps once, in its trilling tones, and a huge chitinous beast emerges from the cave.

It stands at least twenty feet tall, on quadruped legs. A massive maw opens. The aperture is large enough to consume the entire squad in a single lunge. A quartet of beady black eyes observes your crew for a moment, despite your cover, before a reverberating bellow loud enough to crack the face plate on one of your squad's helmets echoes forth from it. The rest of your squad levels their weapons on it.

>Kill it! Quickly!
>Run!
>Wait and see!
>Write in?
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>>44900805
You were part of an exploratory mission, the lack of transmissions might inform vessels "nearby", but not for a while. Maybe months.

Less than it should have been, but it's doubtful that anyone aboard survived.

Yes, actually. The debris also seemed to be artificially drawn toward the southern hemisphere of the planet. You are currently around the equator.
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>>44900926
>>Run!
Leg it!
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>>44900926
>>Kill it!
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>>44900926

>lay on back, expose soft underbelly
>accept your fate as an ovipositor magnet

Real talk, though.
>Run!

Twenty feet tall, sonic attack strong enough to crack future-material. Time to leave this place and avoid all future caves.
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Wait and see!
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>>44900964
>Spread out and back.
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>>44900999
and back off.
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>>44900993
>>44900999
Sick trips

Anyway I change my vote from wait and see to this
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>>44900999
Y'know what, I like this.
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>>44900926
>>44900999
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>>44901046
>>44901022
>>44900999 [ Checked ]

Locked in, and posting.
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The massive beast makes no move to pursue you, but bellows again, shaking you to your hardened trooper core.

Down the shore some distance, you hear the faint echoes of a similar bellow. It eyes you blearily again for a few moments, and returns to the cave. Even fainter in the distance, a few moments later, another echoed bellowing.

After a few more minutes, the sounds become imperceptible.

>Enter the cave
>Return to base
>Write-in?
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>>44901201
>Enter the cave
What can go wrong
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Well...hm. I'm honestly not sure what to think about that. Seems like he was just scoping us out and then let everyone know like 'HEY. WE GOT VISITORS.'
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I do believe I will do one further continuation thread today. At what point do you anons think I should switch over? I would also like to note to those who are a little more purge inclined, despite the generally pacifistic route you all have decided to take so far, things will be livening up quite soon.
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>>44901397

Eh until the bugs literally slaughter our waifu before our eyes diplomancers are going to do their thing. It's not really surprising.

When you get near the post limit, ~300, make a new thread.
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>>44901201
>Observe how our little pet reacts, its a native on this planet and would know whats dangerous and whats isn't either instinctively or from knowledge and experience.

>>44901235
>entering a small confined space when the thing that came out can swallow 5 guys whole in one bite.
You really trying hard to win that Darwin award buddy.
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>>44901201
>>Return to base
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>>44901467

>he thinks we've tamed the ant
>he thinks it likes us
>he thinks we should make decisions based on the drone's reactions

Bugs lie. Did you not read Hive Queen Quest?
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>>44901467
Observing sounds like a good plan
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>>44901526
So you think the bug would, if faced with danger, stay there just to delude us?
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>>44901573
>>44901467
Taking the majority. Locked in.
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>>44901674

Hive-mind creature that doesn't think for itself, and just blindly follows orders of a queen or other conscious hub?

Yeah. Pretty much.

Hey, man. It's cool. Keep trying to diplomance the hive. I'll be here to laugh at you when that plan implodes.
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The small harvesting insect scuttles around for a moment in a circle, waving its feelers as the bellowing fades into the distance. With little further warning, it begins to retreat back up the mountain path. A large swell appears upon the back of a wave that rolls nearer to shore, the tip of a fin breaking the surface for a moment.

>Follow the harvester's example, time to go.
>Stick around, fish sounds good.
>Write in?
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>>44901720
>>Follow the harvester's example, time to go.
When in Rome..
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>>44901720
>>Follow the harvester's example, time to go.
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>>44901720
Welp, time to go!
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>>44901526
To be fair, we only started bullshitting them when we found out they had a nuke pointed at our doorstep to try and their primary 'first-contact' MO is to make us essentially indentured servants.

For the first two or so threads, we were playing square with them.
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>>44901526
HQQ's hive also prefers to leave races that don't attack it alone.
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>>44901756
>>44901792
>>44901802

Locked in. Heh. Roll 1D100.
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>44901827
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Rolled 62 (1d100)

>>44901827
HERE WE GO HERE WE GO HERE WE GO
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>44901816

Is that why we interfered with very literally the first other race we came across?

>>44901827
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>44901827
Eyup.
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>44901827
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>>44901756
>>44901792
are we really gonna:
>scuttle around in a circle, wave our hands and the run away?
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>>44901840
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>>44901837
>>44901839
>>44901840

Excellent roll. Locked in, and posting.
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>>44901840
When we say 'leave them alone' we mean 'we don't fuck with them hard. We're legit helping the ball of arms race. We were TRYING to play fair with the Scavengers until they pulled bullshit.
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>>44901869
Yes, we are. We will learn the harvesters ways until we ourselves have become the harvester.
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>>44901980

WE WILL ACQUIRE OUR OWN OVIPOSITOR.
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>>44899637
DICEUS VULT!
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You trudge the weary path back to your camp.

The sight makes you fall to your knees.

Blood. Blood everywhere.

It's splattered on the ground, on the stone fortifications that were only recently drug into place, and most devastatingly, on the patch of ground where your shuttle once was.

There is little time for grief, as a hissing sound echoes from above. A half a dozen creatures are crawling down toward you, and they seem to have anything, but positive intent. They appear to be some sort of horrible crossbreeding between spider and scorpion. They move down the vertical wall on six legs, curled tails dripping venom as they make their way down toward you. They're about the size of cats.

A hearty cry tears from the mouths of you, and your comrades. A flurry of plasma rounds is laid down with such proficiency that your old drill sergeant might even shed a tear. As the last of the corpses of the unholy things drop to the ground, you have a moment to recon the situation.

It would appear the shuttle was dragged away, there are some gouges in the stone leading south. While there is a lot of blood, and plenty of plasma burns on the stone, there doesn't appear to be a single body. The rest of the equipment that was scattered about appears to be missing as well.

A single... thing sits in the middle of your camp. It's about a foot high, and vaguely egg shaped. It is composed of the black chitin you saw the harvesters using to construct the building in the western mountain ranges.

>Examine the object
>Destroy the object
>Command Troops [5 Grunts]
>Follow tracks south
>Write in?
>Follow the tracks south
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>>44901898
Not that guy but we don't have the manpower or firepower anymore to fuck with every living thing on this planet anymore.
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>>44902116
Please note, the option to follow the tracks should only have appeared once.
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>>44902116

GOOD JOB GUYS DIPLOMANCE THE HIVE WHAT COULD GO WRONG

Fuck, man. Let's just, like, find whatever environment the alien ants are most unhappy about going to and live there.
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>>44902116
Fuck this shit, follow those tracks
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>>44902161
Seems like it's a different species. If not, well, fuck them.

>>44902116
>Destroy the object
>Follow tracks south
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>>44899804
Same problem. I watched some movie where sharks escaped a research laboratory, and one guy got ripped in half by a shark in the middle of his 'Let's get our shit together!' speech.
That image of a shark jumping up, grabbingna grown man, ripping him in half and eating the live bits under water made me afraid of fucking water.
I refused to take baths for a while, and when they forced me to do it I would always hurry the fuck up.
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>>44902116
>[RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION INTENSIFIES]

DUES

FUCKING

VULT

We will follow them to their homes, and burn them all to the ground. With stones and branches if we must.
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>>44902169
>>44902186
>>44902203

Locked in, rolls please. 1D100.
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>>44902195
Deep Blue Sea. I know that movie.
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>>44902195
>He was scared by deep blue sea

Ow, my sides. Anon pls. Fuck.
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>>44902186

But it's clearly not a different species.

We just found the warrior ants. Still ants, just better at killing shit and not as good at harvesting shit.

Different species, kek. Diplomancers will literally dig to the center of this alien planet to find apologist excuses for xenos. Destroy all bugs.
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>>44902116
>Examine the object
And by examine I mean break it open and see whats inside as surgically as possible with our boot and combat knife if we have any.
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>44902227
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>>44902236
>the scorpion-spider (that's weird, both are already in the arachnid family, and they both do appear similar enough, anyway) cat sized fuckers are the warrior caste of the large dog sized beetle creatures

u wot?
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>>44902236
No, they just SOUNDED different to me. Hell, I said in that very same post:

"If not (as in if they are the same species), well, fuck them." As in leave none a-fucking live.

Sorry. It's very hard for me to get super angry about stuff.
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>>44902260
wow calm down m8
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>>44902260

THE

ABSOLUTE

MADMAN
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>>44900381
>Flies are jewish
So THATS where all the african jews do for a living!
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>>44902380

>Fly
>Goy

Coincidence?!?!
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>Examine the object
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>44902227
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>44902227
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>44902227
U cheeky fuck, I'll smash ur gob.
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>>44902549

E X A M I N E D
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>>44902549
>>44902543
>>44902271

Critical success! Locked, and posting. After I eat my eggs.
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>>44902549
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>>44902579
Okay, but you must eat all of the eggs.
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You take a last look around the desolate area that once was, briefly, home. Deciding it would be better not to deal with the egg-like construction that was left in the wake of the attack, you trudge onward.

The path you take through the mountain appears to be devoid of any further hostile lifeforms, but you can certainly hear the echoing cries of perhaps hundreds of the crawling horrors which you faced in base camp echoing from caverns in other passes.

As you reach the foothills, the gouges in the earth seem to simply disappear. Unsatisfied with this, and realizing whoever removed the shuttle likely did not know how to operate it, you order your men to search the area around the tracks.

After a few minutes of searching, one of your men exclaims, motioning you over. It would appear at the very end of the tracks, he has discovered the concealed mouth of a tunnel. It leads south.

>Enter the tunnel
>Continue south via the foothills
>Command troops [5 Trooper Grunts]
>Write in?
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>>44902832
>Continue south via the foothills

Find a suitable and defensible location to strike camp, then start running recon operations to ascertain the location of the shuttle.
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>>44902891
Yea, this
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>>44902832
What equipment do we have all together?
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>>44902891

Sounds good
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>>44902891
>>44902957
>>44902974

Heh. Locked.

>>44902966
5 Battlerifles
2 pistols
200 rounds of protonammo
2 proton grenades
2 days of rations
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>>44903013
>2 days of rations
fug
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>>44903013
So no flashlight... k going with this >>44902891
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>>44903050
we /hunterz/ now
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>>44903057
You do have flashlights on your guns and helmets. Control F "Oculus" should give you all my posts in the thread.
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>>44903050

We should probably figure out what the fuck we can eat without it killing us.

Can anyone think of a better method than trial and error?
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Satisfied with knowing that, at the very least, you know what has happened to the shuttle, you and your team press into the foothills.

Here, you are greeted by lone, towering flowers. Their petals easily span thirty feet each, and their stems could be more easily described as tree trunks. One or two stand at the top of every hill, more near the streams which flood out of the mountains, and toward the jungle. Your chitinous comrade follows your every step, as you progress.

As you pass under some of the towering flora, you crest a hill, to reveal a large lake. You can easily pass around it from here, towards the jungle.

Several different species appear to be drinking at this body of water, including one posessing four, spindly legs. The herd of them look up as you approach, fleeing into the distance at astounding speeds. There are some slower mammal-looking plains dwellers munching on the grass. They have a pair of long tusks, and thick, somewhat hairy, hides.

>Hunt fast creatures
>Hunt slow creatures
>Continue into jungle
>Command Troops [5 Trooper Grunts]
>Write in?
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>>44903269
Continue into jungle, we need to regroup with the others as fast as we can.
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>>44903269
>Hunt fast creatures

Challenging = better

Also if speed is their primary method of avoiding predators there's a lessened chance of them having other defensive measures.
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Can we radio anyone for help?
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>>44903332
Your communication's officer and gear was among what was taken. You have some localized commlinks, but they only operate within say, 100 meters.
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>>44903369
Can we scavenge whats rest of our ship?
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>>44903395
Read the rest of the thread mate, I already answered that question. Ctr + F "Oculus"
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>>44903269
>Hunt fast creatures
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>>44903269
>Your chitinous comrade follows your every step, as you progress.
What a little pal.

>Continue into jungle
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>>44903269
>>Hunt fast creatures
We will build a fort out of their bones.

We've been too careful with this world thus far and have paid the price. Time to transform it with blood and flames!
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>>44903269
>Continue into jungle
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Wait, why are we still allowing the drone to follow us around after his hive kidnapped our people?
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>>44903495
>>44903463
>>44903329
Guys, you realize that we can't hunt sport now that only 5 of us are left, we have nearly no ammo, are physically ehausted and at the moment, we have no clue where we are, no maps and anything?

>>44903269
>Continue I say!
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>>44903519
I SAY WE LYNCH EM!
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>>44903519
WAIT
WHAT IF THE HIVE THINKS WE TOOK HIM?
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>>44903519
Because we don't know for absolute certain. It's being presumed, but that's it.
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I do apologize, but I cannot undertake another thread this evening. Here is your suptg link:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/44897559/

And the twitter I have created to keep you all informed as to the next game session.

twitter.com/AlienWorldQuest

Tomorrow, we will be heading into the jungle, and beginning with how to deal with our harvester companion, if at all.

Please continue to discuss, leave comments, and formulate strategy.
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>>44903654

Lynch the jew bug he's a spy.
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>>44903654

Awesome, thanks for the run man
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>>44903654
rip
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>>44903687
It's my pleasure, I hope to open up a few more options next time. This was a little railroady for my tastes.
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>>44903744
I always miss the good quests while I'm at work.
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