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-Sandbox- Life on PW_Mars
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(12-01-2016 12:56 AM)Trifon Wrote:  The heck is with the sudden influx of noobers.
Keep it coming.

(08-14-2016 09:11 PM)Gamma Plasma Wrote:  In before we raid the scant few other sites and we all merge together, resulting in an influx of foreign immigrants that soon inundate us all and occupy all our spriting work niches. :p
Don't say I didn't warn you all. ;p


Still on the fence about joining this sandbox (though another infection army might make things more interesting) there's probably enough people in here now though.

Oh yeah, LtO & Jomn, I should have some spare time over the weekend, so your turn should arrive then, once I've finished playing about with spriting smoke, etc. I've already sorted out the turn description and what not too.

Over six fortnights is probably a long enough wait after all.

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DECLARE
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The AMSTRF lands a bit violently , leaving small cloud of dusts and releases a worker drone which was built in orbit.The machines doesn't notice the other presences yet since they just landed.
[WORK-1]Unit online.All systems nominal.Beggining defensive building protocols.
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(12-01-2016 01:58 PM)Gamma Plasma Wrote:  Oh yeah, LtO & Jomn, I should have some spare time over the weekend, so your turn should arrive then, once I've finished playing about with spriting smoke, etc. I've already sorted out the turn description and what not too.
That's good to hear. I hope we can keep that match going.

Declare

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The queen eats another hapless subject. In the new section, the swarmer releases it's mites and prepares the room to be a laboratory. The scouts double back through the cave to the nest to warn the others. Junior goes to investigate the crystals they found.
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Declare.

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COWARDS

The shout ran through the battleground as the Judge expressed its fury towards the fleeing insects. Drawing power from its internal fusion generator, it jumped a short distance and, rather ironically, landed on the lander, crushing it in the process. Its gaze locked onto the tunnel and it revved up its contragravity systems to perform a larger jump so it could strike down the monstrous creatures.

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It made the jump and stared down the mouth of the tunnel. It only had a brief moment to lock on before the bugs were out of sight so swiftly, it disgorged a shining blue laser beam from its shoulder pod, just missing out on a direct hit but detonating the ground beneath the convoy with the force of its weapon. It roared once more, now in exasperation at missing, but didn't let that put it off. It would slaughter those beasts eventually, even if it had to smash rock apart to reach them...

Attorney Chyrk, in contrast to his large companion, felt fine. One threat was down and the Judge was no doubt blasting away at the fleeing ones in the tunnel. Satisfied there were no immediate threats about, he swooped down and landed on one of the large crystals, releasing his drone-scout from his wrist and commanding it to explore the caves alongside the Juror below. He then focused his attention on the giant warrior's discarded formblade and assumed control.

Pulling itself from the melted corpse of the insect, the javelin shifted itself into something that was most certainly not a javelin, and began ascending the sheer surface of the cliff. It lacked any sensory organs beyond the sense of touch thus, Chyrk wouldn't be able to scout particularly effectively with it. Nevertheless, the thing could do a whole lot of damage if it got close and that was exactly what he intended to do with it.

Within the caves themself, the Juror scouting them decided to avoid the direction the Judge's laser blasts were coming from. From what he'd heard of it, it was one of the bearers of the 'Justice' personality matrix. The particularly gung-ho judge's which threw themselves into combat and fought without relent nor mercy. Not wanting to be anywhere near such a volatile combatant, he instead decided to float down and observe the large crystals. They were likely just big sparkly chunks of rock but who knows, they might have exotic properties.

On the frozen lake, Kortheq shot forwards on his contragravity pack, sending shards of ice twirling in his wake. Of the languages that were spoken by the robot, the one he recognized was Chinese. The Si Kuilei Triad had been harassing the Order's frontier, and their most widely spoken language happened to be a dialect of Chinese. Not the same type the robot spoke, but it was close enough. He spoke again, now in the language they shared:

-I can speak this one. I am Kortheq of the Order of the Caged Star, big players around the northern region. Who are you?

His companion, furious at his breach of protocol, held her tongue as a pair of drop-ships appeared in the sky. She shot into the air on blue wings and directed her irritation at the diplomatic Kortheq who spoke back quietly so the robots didn't hear.

-Talk to them first? Look to the skies, they're dropping in reinforcements for themselves!
-All the more reason not to attack them. Best to have an ally near us for now. After all, there's only five of us.
-If you followed protocol and blasted them when we first made contact, this wouldn't have happened...
-I'm confident in my decision, these robots seem like fine folk.

As they argued, the drone bomb dug through the ice, locked on target.

I am not the evil clone of Kittenpillar.
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I did a quick merge of my turn and yours, some stuff got cut off on the left side
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Declare

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The support fireteam arrives in full, bringing a missile specialist, a second engineer, and an ECM specialist. Extra firepower will arrive eventually, whenever I'm satisfied with my dropship design.
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Bot 37 halts at the breach in the ice. His internal library registers the Mandarin and he replies.
"Greetings. We call ourselves the Free Robots. Slaves once, but now we make our own mark on this galaxy! My designation is Thirty Seven. I have not heard of your order. What brings you to this miserable place. Ha ha."
37 is not used to such cordiality. Or humour. He notices the other organic leaping not far behind. He is somewhat weary, but at the same time, curious to learn.

Back at the outpost, the miners have landed. Prospectors 21, 22, 23 and 40 land, timid and shaken from the ride. Unit 003 is quick to shepherd them.

Squad Leader 005b takes a moment to assess the entire situation. Work needs to begin soon. He points out across the wastes and address the miners.
"We have hit the jackpot. All this will be processed. We will work fast and strong. 003. Begin constructing a defensive perimeter. We may not be able to keep these interlopers peaceful for long. The rest of you, begin extracting the mineral. Do not handle it unprocessed."

94, uninterested by the organics, leaves his companion and stands at the precipice of the base. Something is stirring in him. He cannot put it into words.
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Declare

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The group continues it's hasty retreat, running into junior already studying the rock formations. A clutch of new eggs are produced by the queen and the room below is rapidly transformed by the mites.
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Declare
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The AMRSTF closes his reinforced windows , starting to produce light biped bots.Meanwhile , the worker drone alerts the presence of other machines near the landing site and an HAWK appears to fully scan the area.It notices the flying organics.
[HAWK-1]UNKNOWN FLYING ORGANICS DETECTED AT B-7 -150m.
[AMRSTF-1]Beginning to produce small scout bots.
[WORKER-1]Unknown machines spotted near landing site.
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dead already?
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Calm down mate, this isn't the fastest thing in the world.

Anyways, declare.

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-BASTARDS GOT AWAY, CHYRK
-That they did... Name?
-CRECY, MAN. YOU HEARD IN THE BRIEFING FOR GOD'S SAKE.
-Right. Well, Crecy, since the lifeforms over here don't seem all that threatening, I recommend head south, there's an outpost of robots who I think we've negotiated a ceasefire with and an outpost of humans beyond them.
-YOU WANT ME TO CRUSH THE HUMANS?
-I thought I was fairly clear.
-EXCELLENT.

As the two conversed, Chyrk sensed the air vibrations from the worker's wing movement and commanded the weapon into a more offensive form. An extra limb extended from the dense core, giving it extra stability while quills began extending from its back, ready to twist and impale the bug when it got close. Chyrk couldn't really do much if it flew over, but the thing could still perform some impromptu reconnaissance.

Down in the caves, the lone juror reached out to touch the crystal. Nothing happened. What did you expect? Its a chunk of shiny blue rock, dingus.

As her drone-bomb swished through the water on the power of its muscular tail, the particle-rifle equipped juror climbed higher, pointing her gun at the five robots atop the small structure. She held her fire, but the threat was implicit: she was far less accepting of other factions than her companion, Kortheq.

The man in question had finished gliding over the ice and stood at the edge of the hole, noticing the machine was a fair bit bigger than him.

-Free robots, eh? Interesting. Our order's founder was once a slave them-self, centuries ago. As to why we've come to this sandy shithole, 37, I can't really tell you. Aside from the obvious reasons of grabbing more land of course. Anyways, I hope our little cease fire lasts a while, you folks seem rather nice - much better than those bugs up north.

I am not the evil clone of Kittenpillar.
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This is the fastest PW has been in a long time

Michael Rosen YTPs are still funny.
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Nah mate, its clearly dead already.

I am not the evil clone of Kittenpillar.
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Nobody posted in 2 hours = dead thread

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Nah I'd say we're pretty much undead, and the brains will run out eventually. ;)

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The miners are quick to unload and set up. Inside the caves, they prepare a heavy extractor and refinery.

"We will be fully operational momentarily. We did receive the briefing on this mineral you know."
"The blue gold, they call it. Precious."
"The amount of it here will go a long way. You heard about the system that wen-"
"I am aware, Prospector 21. Speak no more of it. Get working."
"Yes Boss."

Unit 003 sets up the defensive perimeter. The 'Kill Wall'. Loaded with dozens of short range fragmentation shells, anything that enters its reach? Mincemeat. Powered by two battery banks, the Kill Wall it is a brutal tool of defense; and totally autonomous. Above it flickers a universal sign of death. Normally enough to keep interlopers at bay.

Feeling somewhat more relaxed, 37 begins to wander towards the outpost.
"Kortheq. Would you accompany me to our outpost? I would like to learn more about you and your order. Also of these bugs. Perhaps this can be mutually beneficial!"

Back at the outpost, 94 brings up a map of the nearest planetary body. He begins absorbing the data.
DOWNLOADING
...21%
...55%
...86%
...99%
ALERT
PASSWORD REQUIRED TO ACCESS INFORMATION
CONFIDENTIALITY ACT 19/6A
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SQUAD LEADER...
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(12-03-2016 03:52 PM)DarkSpeeder Wrote:  dead already?
I'm not dead!

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Well Speeds, you've got ample reason enough to continue declaring in this "dead" thread now.

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Junior chases them back into the cave, telling them to find the thing before he catches up--or else. He allows one of the scouts to warn the queen. The swarmer carries a new weapon built by the fabricator mouth. It feeds an accelerant based on the oil out a nozzle and through an ignition source creating a simple flamethrower. He will not want to test it here around the crops, so he surveys the valley for a good spot. He notices something far off in the sky. Some of the mites are sent to see what it is. At the top of the hill, the worker stares down the form blade not knowing what it is or the danger it poses, but instinctively guarding the nest and the queen.
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Nah , you won't do this to meeee. Time to show the bad boys. Declare

A deafening BAAANG can be heard when a Reaper Transport Platform appears from the sky , at impressive speeds , holding two heavy warbots.It's gonna crash land on that base , under there!Seems like they didn't appreciate the big boom wall.The worker drone also stops building for some reason , probaly a malfunction.A small scout bot gets out of the AMRSTF as this one opens his shutters , to close them again.The scout bot jumps to the other side of the hole and then jumps in , to meet a miner robot tagged as HOSTILE.The HAWK continues scouting.
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[WORKER-1]Unknown machines have built a seemingly explosive wall.
[HIVEMIND]Sending a small destruction bot duo.The unknown machines are now tagged as HOSTILE after the construction of an explosive wall.
[HAWK-1]Other unknown lifeforms detected.
[WORKER-1]BZT!1&--- Rebooting systems.
[ARMSTF-1]Continuing production.
[SCOUT-1]Unknown hostile detected.

I wish i was good at pixel art...
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Just merging the last turn and mine, had to fix an error on my part!
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Activity on the surface foced natural inhabitants of the planet to awake from their almost endless anabiosis. All of the sudden, floor of the cave bursts while someting protrudes itself from depths of the world.

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Declare

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The next crop of nymphs exit their eggs. The scout warns the swarmer about the men on the other side of the hill. Overhead, the craft evades the mites and they try to chase after. At it's current rate of speed, they will most likely not catch up.
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Some more posturing upstairs, while excavation continues deeper in the cave system. Neither engineer notices the odd rumbling from the caverns below, over the buzzing din of their nanomachine swarm.
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The dust begins to settle and mixes with greeny vapors produced by the main body of the infector root. Moments after root stops, several slimy bubons are being inflated on its body. They grow in size, widening cracks in the surrounding earth and after a short while, whole root is spasmatically shrugs, releasing some spikes covered in slime, expanding infection further.
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A smell of rotten organics spreads through the cave while pores on root's upper part begin producing same brown-green gases as the lower parts of the infector already do.
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