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[LP CYOA] Epic

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. m4davis Scholar

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  2. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Looks like Ean is not all that accostumed to his role as God-Emperor of Mankind, but his modesty proves that it is the true Ean! ALL HAIL THE GOD-EMPEROR OF MANKIND AND HIS DIVINE ENVOY SENYA!
    The God-Empress (or it Goddess-Empress?), on the other, is rather more acclimated to the role, as expected, she's a lady after all. HAIL THE GOD-EMPRESS!!

    (BTW, what's with out protagonists being so pussy-whipped? Dio is the only one who was never intimidated by fierce women. I figure our heroes are always too busy fighting bad guys and doing hot-blooded epic feats to bother with females all the time)

    Also, giving control of a space-battle to a antiquity general and warrior, seems like abject suicide but WHATEVER, HAIL THE GOD-EMPEROR! IN EAN WE TRUST! :salute: :salute:

    Same here.
     
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  3. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    I don't think we need a fleet of our own to defeat the Star League after this upgrade. Also is there really a need for even bigger cannon? We have our Jupiter-bomb to use against masters and wiping out star systems in this dimension is retarded; we only need to wipe out high ranking immortals and absorb the rest of the League.

    treave, could you explain those defensive systems more, i.e. what level of protection they provide? Is Devourer shield useless against AoE attacks?
    New systems:
    II - Might flop to VII or even VIII if those provide decent protection.
    III
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    Flopped.
     
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  4. ScubaV Prophet

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    I concur with II and IV, but I think VI or IX might be better for combating drones than III. Drones are going to be small and highly mobile, thus hard to hit. The rings are good for misdirection, but they won't help with hitting pinpoint targets like homing lasers will or an AoE attack. That said, the rings might be more useful the Master's dimension, but then so would having more ships that survive our war with the Star League.

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  5. Kayerts Arcane

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    Let's not forget the time he threw an entire enemy army into the underworld at Tjaru without breaking a sweat, or how he dueled the deadly minotaur and took nary a scratch. Although probably his greatest victory came when he fought the spheres in their home dimension and totally killed them all!
     
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  6. treave Arcane Patron

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    Without going into biggatons, you can expect the defensive systems to handle most battleship level attacks. Obviously they have their limits. Getting fired upon by a dozen ships is different from sustaining fire from a few thousand. The devourer shield can't handle explosions, it should be used before the missile explodes. The upgrade to the energy armour gives it the highest direct tanking ability, being a passive system you don't need to worry about most times. Also Rei can manipulate it. You'll still need a fleet because, rather obviously, you cannot pin down the movements of 400000 warships by yourself long enough to get an appreciable number of them.

    The upgrade to III will allow it to teleport black holes after firing via two rings, along with most of your other attacks including lasers. It's useful for all angle attacks. The upgraded rings are also far quicker and agile than any League drone. They aren't weaponless. Each has a particle beam rifle on board. To slaughter drones, the lasers and any powerful AoE are still preferable of course.
     
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  7. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    I like the idea of turning the Master's weaponry against themselves.
     
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  8. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Agreed, we did extremely well against the The Prince of Bel-Air's fleet, but even then they were pulling shots because of friendly fire and the Emperor's presence. In a bigger battlefield, and with the amount of drones they'll have (whom nobody gives that much of a fuck about), ballsy maneuvers and agility won't be a cure-all.

    However, I don't think that the Devourer Shield is our best answer: I'd rather go for this
    Not only is it extra armor, but we can also overcharge it for an AoE in case we're getting swarmed by drones. Also, ramming holes in ships as way out of tight spots/emergency boarding actions. Basically, armor+a way out of tough situations.

    That, and of course the slave frones for maximum defense against the enemy's lighter units.

    The Annihilator Cannon will cover us for the Raw Power.

    So, III, IV, VII.

    Kayerts, don't forget his masterful seduction of Minos' daughters and the passionate night of lovemaking that followed.
     
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  9. VIII - Gravity wings are being seriously overlooked, bros. They helped us outmanuever the fleet's missiles, win against Marduk, and let us hide our ace in the hole singularity from Adrahasis while he was blathering.

    VII - More defense since we're going to be a fleet slaughterer.

    VI - With the advanced gravity wings speed and defense bonus, combined with the defense bonus of the energy armor, and our already somewhat advanced black hole gun, we should be perfectly suited for strafing runs on the 1000s of large targets. Homing Lasers should allow us to extend our superiority down to those hard to hit little drones and CFs too.

    The disadvantage of the Devourer Shield is that it probably won't cover us from all directions at once. Sucks against drones that will probably try and surround us (though with advanced wings, they'll probably have a hard time catching up to us).

    After the last battle where a small fleet was able to sneak right up behind us - not to mention the 100s of 1000s of drones the enemy has - I think we need something that can cover our backs too. Between the 9 gravity wings and the Energy Armor, that should be more than enough, provided we don't just sit in one place and soak damage - which kind of sounds like the only way we'd be able to use the devourer shield effectively btw.
     
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  10. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Preach the word, brother, preach the word!

    But let us not forget that our God-Emperor is as honorous, lovable and merciful as he is strong, mighty and daring.
    Indeed, let us read some excepts from the Holy Book of Ean:

    1st Sumerian, 3.18:
    "(...) The Great God-Emperor Ean was a God Unto Men. Indeed, He did and could not die, being possessed of immortality like the God He was. Yet, He choose to bow to the jealous King Sargon out of loyalty and honour, for even Godhood could not sever the bonds of honour, loyalty, hierarchy and respect to one's liege. The God-Emperor could easily swat that mortal like the bug he was and become King of Akkad, but it was His mercy and temperance that kept from happening until the King's jealousy took the better of him. Remember the truth of Honour and guard against the lies of jealousy, for the LORD EAN takes from the jealous and gives to the honourable, for he is Powerful and Just."

    1st Runi, 3.6-7:
    "And the Great God-Emperor Ean (know as Runi to the people of Kemet) finally found the source of Kemet's afflictions within a old temple: The Goddess of Science, Sekhenun. It was there where they fought a battle between Gods, where the mighty blade of Ean clashed with Her Ladyship's beautiful yet deadly tentacles. The LORD, however, spared the Goddess, for He saw the potential for good and love inside her, and she was taken aback by his legendary honour and awesomeness tempered by his love for all life. It was then that He elevated Her to God-Empress, the Mother of All Knowledge, to better serve His divine designs. Such is the power of the God-Emperor that he inclines and declines those he sees fit.

    His companions knelled before His divine presence as he purged all Evil from the Goddess with his pure light, and his Prophet, Future Pharaoh of Kemet, Akil, proclaimed:
    "Runi is the greatest of all Gods! It his by His power that Apophis is driven back from the carriage of Ra! It is with His blessings that Osiris judges the dead according to His Justice! All the craft of Ptah is made from the genius of Runi! Praise Runi!

    All the people, including the Goddess, knelled and praised Runi, for He was mighty and wise.

    It was then that the False God Naram came into the Temple and cowardly attacked the future's God-Empress in a savage, cowardly attack, seeking to invoke the Demons knows as "The Masters", dark gods from beyond reality that dared to contest His Godly Majesty's dominion over all of creation.

    Beware he who worships the Masters, for their tongues are swift as they are deceitful. Even Gods can eventually come around to Ean's light, for His is the Brightest. Praise Ean, for He is the Greatest Amongst Gods and Emperor of All Creation! Praise Sekhenun, for She is the Great Consort of God, and Empress of the Firmament!"

    2nd Camna 8.7:

    "(...) and the God-Emperor Ean was told the truth by the emissary of The Concordat, Zhang. The dark taint of the Masters had invaded the world. There was no hope, only ultimate doom. Thus the God-Emperor made the greatest sacrifice: He sacrificed his own life so that all men and gieloth would live. His obedient Gieloth followers followed him, unto death, into the final battle against the evil Master..."
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Holy shit, this deserves it's own post.
    :lol:

    Edit: uh, can I have moar of Ean's Gospel?
     
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  12. Esquilax Arcane

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    Bros, allow me to propose a quick alternative and see what you guys think:

    Based on treave's clarification, it seems that these two additions will allow us to have a SHITLOAD of tactical opportunities. Our black hole weaponry is already at planet-busting levels, and while we'd be sacrificing raw power, we'd be making up for it in accuracy and rate of fire. Loading up a solar-system destroying black hole would likely take up a lot of time, but being able to throw out smaller black holes and adjust them on the fly seems to be immensely useful both in this coming war and in future battles against the Masters. It would also increase the power of our particle and laser attacks to boot. I feel that the versatility it provides might make it a better bet than the black hole cannon.

    The downside here is that it seems to not be as effective, particularly against drones without the help of the homing lasers.

    As far the remaining upgrade:

    We really need something to shore up our weakness in the defense department - as I've mentioned before, we're a glass cannon. Unlike the Empire, the Star League's forces have millions of drones and seem to be more maneuverable overall, so we will get hit eventually. When it inevitably happens, we need to be able to take it on the chin and keep going.

    Also, the potential for a ramming attack with which to unleash Ean into an unsuspecting enemy flagship containing Star League leaders seems pretty goddamn retarded awesome.

    Thoughts?
     
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  13. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Right, the reactive armour *is* better than the devourer shield. I'm still in favor of the big black hole gun though.

    Flopping to III, IV, VII.
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I would go for an upgraded III, if it weren't for the Masters: raw firepower is something we will most definitely need. They existed for how many eons now?

    On the other hand, the upgraded drones will definitely give us an easier war against the League (with a name like that, I wonder if their Council wears cheesy superhero costumes. I guess we'll find out soon), meaning we'll get to transfer a bigger invasion fleet into their dimension.

    I sincerely doubt we'll get to fully utilize the Annihilator Cannon to it's full extent in the war without damaging our bros (unless we pull a Tzeentch-level stunt and ambush an entire Armada wing out of slipspace to get hilariously black hole'd).

    But, with all the tech and talent on our side, I think we'll be good for the first war. It is the War In Heaven that we should be most worried about.

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    Oh, I bet Sek and Kyrie got on swimmingly.
     
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  15. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    Remember how in the last battle we had difficulties firing our BHC? We had to stand still for a while so we teleported and hid and even then we had time to fire it only twice. With the Reactive Energy Armor and Reactive Energy Conversion (new system+upgrade) we can stand still for a longer period of time and thus can fire BHC more often. And we can have Rei charge the shield if it starts to fail.

    Flopping to
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  16. Kayerts Arcane

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    I like the level 2 ring slaves + energy armor, generally; being able to pop off black holes into the middle of their fleet seems good, and it even makes our more conventional weapons more powerful. So I'm happy to vote III - III - VII.

    With that said, I share Baltika's confusion about the tactical applications in which a planet-destroying gun is less useful than a system-destroying gun. What's the range on the annihilator cannon? I'm going to guess we can't just cruise our way to the galactic center while spamming black holes in every direction, effectively providing suppressive fire for the entire fleet.

    The degen field seems like it should provide really useful defense against drones, since it's especially effective on smaller targets.
     
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  17. I'm just not seeing how ring slaves would be that much of an advantage. Big deal, teleporting black hole attacks...so? It's not like there are any corners to shoot around.:retarded:

    Gravity wings on the other hand would increase our speed advantage even further AND our defense. You talked about being a glass cannon? The wings we already have were able to shield from Marduk's attacks. Now imagine that, but with 9 of them, moving at speeds faster than drones, CFs or turrets can track.

    As for your ramming idea, I think it would be better paired with the gravity drill as some of the bigger ships will likely have mega-armor.

    I suppose if all or most of the League's leaders were on a single ship it'd be a good idea. Trouble is, I doubt they will be. Given what we saw while stealing Anhur MKII, they seem to enjoy flaunting their immortality and fighting in the thick of battle. Look forward to seeing them in charge of fleets and even in CFs. (And before everyone else starts getting ideas of mega ramming glory, boarding attacks as a habit are probably the most retarded thing we can do. Think about it: 1. It's slow. Taking down 10,000 ships one at a time would take months and by then our contract would expire. 2. It puts us in an extremely vulnerable position. 3. We could easily be drawn into a trap. But all this has been covered before...)

    As for everyone's sudden flops to reactive armor vs the devourer shield, keep in mind
     
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  18. treave Arcane Patron

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    The cannon can destroy a star system if the resulting explosion is not controlled. Given that even ship sensors don't usually pick up things accurately way on the other end of the solar system, it is a good way of mutual suicide if you let things blow for maximum radius. Firing randomly and recklessly is also a very good way of getting your own fleet killed with this weapon. The collision can be manipulated in such a way that the burst of energy is funneled in a limited direction, essentially making it a very powerful directed energy weapon with a large AoE. The range of the initial part of the attack (black holes) will be limited because the two black holes will inevitably collide once they travel far enough, but the energy released can travel very far before dissipating. Black holes aren't ideal as suppressive fire because they travel slower than particle beams and take longer to charge up. Suppressive fire needs high volume and rate of fire, and you just aren't going to get enough with these. They have a great AoE and blow through almost everything, but the smaller sized ones also dissipate rather quickly, meaning that if you are firing very quick, weak shots they have inferior range.


    I wouldn't go so far as to imply the tactical potential of the drones to be retarded. There are quite a lot of things you can accomplish with remote drones and the ability to redirect your fire where they least expect it. You could use it to camouflage your actual approach, set up an ambush from all angles by your lonesome, support your allies on the field, and simultaneously take down critical targets in time-sensitive missions. Firing around corners is the least of it. And yes there are corners. You can fire around ships, asteroids, and assorted space debris, just to name a few things that might present corners in space.

    In the end, how well a system performs is down to the user. I don't think there are any actual bad choices here, just directions to develop the mech in that will possibly factor into your strategy later on. You can have the most powerful CF available but if the user is making poor decisions, it is still going to be useless in the long run.
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    Opening: War Council

    We spend the first hour recapping things that have already been discussed in the prior meeting. Tedious, to be sure, but it also gives me a good glimpse at the various fleet leaders that will be accompanying us on the battle.

    Admiral Harlsen leads the Federation’s 1st Fleet. Although slightly unconvinced of the need to invade the galactic centre, he nevertheless retains enough dignity as a professional soldier to throw himself wholeheartedly behind the plan. I watch him speak as he points out the threat the Star League poses to our survival.

    “Given what we know of the League’s religion, they will invade and conquer us to satisfy their gods.”

    “This is nonsense, Harlsen. We were once under their thumb. We just have to submit to them again and spare us all the trouble of fighting.” Murmurs run through the room at Admiral Kadowaki’s retort. He does not stop there. “Why are we suddenly siding with the Empire that actually invaded us?”

    Admiral Kadowaki leads the 2nd Fleet. Despite his reluctance to fight the League, he appears to be competent at his work and commands the loyalty of his subordinates. That means I won’t be able to replace him or any of his ilk, not on such short notice.

    “Do you have problems with that, Federation admiral?” growls Vermilis, the commander of the Wolf’s Shield Legion. Along with Rahuk of the Devourer’s Hammer, who is even now glaring at Kadowaki in support of his comrade, they felt dishonoured by the actions of some of their fleet in attempting to desert; the two will have a tendency to try to overcompensate for that in the coming battles.

    “I concur with Admiral Kadowaki.” Admiral Hasting, commanding the 7th Fleet – a fairly young admiral who had made a good showing for herself while in service to the League as a commander. She appears to have rather close relations with Kadowaki. “I still do not see the urgency in assembling such a large invasion force, not to mention what we did to Jupiter. I do not mean to offend, Admiral Harlsen, but are we being unduly influenced by outsiders in this affair?” she says, casting an obvious glance at Ean and the Imperial commanders even as she does so. Adrasteia, Vermilis and Rahuk begin to visibly bristle, each of them leading a force that outnumbers all the fleets of the Federation put together. You had to admire her courage and reckless stupidity.

    “You would do well to speak with care, Admiral,” says Adrasteia icily. “Do not forget that we are now allies.” It is a remarkably restrained comment given her temperament. I half- expected her to have gone for Hasting’s throat.

    “Only because you were afraid of defeat,” snaps Hasting. That is entirely the wrong thing to say, and I wonder if she said it knowing that implication of cowardice would really set the Imperials off. Adrasteia stands up angrily, her chair snapping as she does so. The lights in the conference room seem to dim. There is a rictus frozen on Hasting’s face, half with fear and half with anticipation. I give an inward sigh as I prepare to interfere.

    “Sit down, Bel-Adrasteia,” says the Grand Marshal of the Galactic Core Invasion Force. His voice is sonorous and firm. The room is flooded with a warm yet oppressive feeling, radiating from his person and weighing down heavily on all of us. The commander of the Emperor’s Sword stares at him for a while before breaking eye contact. Attempting to sit, she finds that she has already broken the chair in anger and a sheepish look crawls over her face as an aide hurries over with a new chair.

    The small smirk that is forming on Hasting’s face is wiped out when the Grand Marshal turns his attention to her instead.

    “I do not appreciate being considered an outsider, Admiral Hasting. I was born on Earth, just like you. Would you like me to furnish proof?” asks Ean.

    There is a hurried shake of the head. The pressure from the Grand Marshal lifts as he leans back in his chair and spreads his open hands, as if inviting us to continue the meeting.

    “Well, I don’t really know anything about the bravery of the Empire, but you were hardly the one who faced them down now, did you, Hasting?” interrupts the Admiral of the 3rd Fleet.

    “It’s Admiral Hasting to you, Admiral Grimrock,” she mutters. Grimrock, now promoted to command of the Third – I thought he was dead by now, that old bastard – laughs as he thumps the table once. “You’ll always be an ensign in my eyes. Now, if I’m not mistaken, it’s Hoshikawa there that was out at the frontlines. Alone.”

    All eyes in the room turn to me. I shrug.

    “That is right,” says Jheverg of the Serpent’s Wing. “We have decided to follow Sir Hoshikawa’s will, as he was the only one with any courage or foresight to replace the Emperor as the one who will carve our way to the heavens. The Star League may spare you if you surrender, but they will wipe us out to a man. We might not be able to hold back our forces from pre-emptive revenge upon those who betrayed us if that is the case.” He is the most devout of the Deities; though we had expected him to pose the most problems, he seems to have transferred his loyalty rather readily. Of course, I think that is contingent on me actually fulfilling my part of the bargain.

    “That sounded like a threat,” muttered Admiral Kuran, one of the most senior and experienced admirals and leader of the 4th Fleet. “Are you sure you should be saying that?”

    “I am sure he did not mean anything by this,” assures Admiral Fennell of the 6th Fleet. “Everyone should take a second to calm down. This is not professional at all.”

    “That’s right. This is hardly the time for a tiff, my friends.” This time, Berith of the Raven’s Lance speaks up. She gives Jheverg a look of warning. “There is no need for that sort of language. We are all together in this.”

    He protests. “I did not-“

    “Bel-Jheverg, can we just continue with the briefing?” pleads Berith with a sigh.

    “Bel-Berith is right,” says Adrahasis, leader of the Dragon’s Guard. “We are wasting valuable time here.” I grin at him, tapping the side of my head and his frown deepens. Well, he’ll get over it.

    “Yes, exactly. Time is a-wasting here, ladies and gentlemen. By Ean we need to know what we’re up against and we need to know now, what?” Admiral Richardson of the 5th Fleet thumps the table excitedly, twirling his moustache.

    “Oh, I agree entirely,” says Ean.

    “Well! Now that everyone has aired their issues, let us have a look at something really important,” I say, bringing up the star charts of the galactic core. It looks like I will have to pay attention to certain leaders in our force.

    “As we can see here, our final goal is located right on the brink of the supermassive black hole, within the Carneus Alpha star system consisting of a red giant and sixteen planets. The entirety of Carneus Alpha is filled with defense drones. These will fire upon anything that strays close to the system as long as the League is not yet defeated. Approaching it directly is not an option. The closest we can get before crushing them will be Carneus Beta, the last jump point before reaching our goal at Alpha. I assume all of you have been briefed on the new black hole engines powering your ships?”

    The Federation admirals nod their heads, while the Imperial commanders appear to be slightly unhappy that they don’t get new toys.

    “All of the slipspace routes into the galactic core are now controlled by the League. However, with the wormhole ability we are able to bypass those routes and jump directly to a system of our own choosing. However, we cannot transport unlimited amounts of material. Given the number of Imperial ships that we have to carry through, we will only be able to reach these three systems. Any further and we will drain the generators too much. We don’t want that to happen.”

    The chart zooms out and back in further away from the core, highlighting three stars in red circles.

    “These are the systems of Gelmark, Dormungan, and Tejat A. Each of them is close to a slipspace route that will lead us closer to Carneus Alpha.

    Gelmark is one of the League’s fortress systems. Sector Armada Delta is stationed there at the moment, but it provides us with one of the quickest routes to Carneus Beta, allowing us to get there within four jumps.

    Dormungan is also occupied, but we should not see any significant League presence. From there we can reach Gelmark in three jumps, or reach Carneus Beta within eight.

    Finally, Tejat A is an uninhabited system and the most remote. However, it allows us to reach one of the League’s prize-worlds, Bainur, within two jumps. From there, we can reach Gelmark and Dormungan with just one jump each, or reach Carneus Beta with five.”

    “What about the other armadas of the League?” asks Harlsen.

    “Besides Delta, we expect Beta and Gamma to be currently stationed in Imperial territory. They will have begun pulling back now that they know of our mission, but it will take them another week to arrive in the region of engagement. As for Armada Alpha, they should depart from the League’s home systems and begin heading towards the core to lie in wait for us.”

    “Alpha is commanded directly by the Council of Nine,” says Adrahasis. “It will be our toughest challenge.”

    “I believe Beta is under Helkyon Farges, one of the best commanders they have and probable successor to one of the seats on the Council. Delta and Gamma are run by Volkin Swicks and Shan Goranes,” offers Hasting. “I served under Volkin and he prefers a more Imperial style of engagement – advancing with the support of heavy firepower, but I cannot tell you much about the rest.”

    Ean looks at the list of fleets that he has and glances at me. “Do we know where Epsilon is?”

    “No, Grand Marshal.” I shake my head. “Their whereabouts are unknown for now. Still, I would not put too much certainty in these reports. They are likely to be correct, but as Adrahasis has demonstrated before this, it is possible to camouflage fleet movements via slipspace. We may yet be surprised.”

    “Very well. Am I correct in assuming that if we split up our forces, we will not be able to communicate easily?”

    “That would be correct, Grand Marshal,” says Berith. “We would only be able to coordinate properly once we are in the same system again.”

    “Timing via slipspace travel is consistent, however, so if we plan everything out and execute it precisely we should be able to launch a multi-pronged attack if we want to. That would give us the advantage of pressing multiple fronts on an initial strike thanks to our wormhole drives,” adds Admiral Fennell.

    “By the way, Grand Marshall, I will be joining the 3rd Fleet,” I say. “The lynchpin of this assault lies with the bomb, and I should spend the majority of the operation in its vicinity. How should we arrange the rest of the forces, though?”

    ***

    A. Gather all the forces together and pick a system to arrive in. Splitting up will become a headache later should anything unexpected happen.
    1. Gelmark. Making their stronghold the first site of battle will definitely surprise them. This is a good chance to destroy one of their Sector Armadas, severely reducing their forces before the other fleets can arrive to reinforce Delta.
    2. Dormungan. Playing it safe, we can still hit Gelmark or opt to travel further into the core. This will provide the least chances of encountering the enemy, allowing us to get into position and prepare in advance.
    3. Tejat A. This gives us the most options to follow up on. Besides that, Bainur is an important planet to the Star League. Attacking and holding it is sure to attract the attention of every League force. This could be useful.

    B. Divide the forces and hit the systems simultaneously. (Free form plan, but each Imperial legion must initially be accompanied by at least one Federation fleet. There are multiple branches from each initial system later on so there is no need to plan the entire campaign with too much detail. Just dividing and assigning general aims for each task force will do).
     
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  20. treave Arcane Patron

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    Votes for the Anhur-Shu upgrades will only be closed with the next update. Which should be somewhere around Sunday or Monday.
     
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  21. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Hmm, they're using Epsilon as their ace-in-the-hole, and with good reason: those fucks have fifty thousand CFs ( treave, how do our frames measure up to theirs?); I think that unexpectedly assaulting their prized world will be enough to draw Epsilon out.

    Or, we could smash through their fortress-system with a massed force and then repurpose it into our own fortified position.

    Or use our ANNIHILATION CANNON! to solo the entire system and bring the fleet up behind us.
     
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  22. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Fuck, I gotta think more about the weaponry.

    Well, it seems clear to me that we need to hit one of the League's fleets, destroy and bait them into a epic fleet battle where we can win with the Anhur-Shur. Hmmm...

    The scribes are still finishing the copilation of the Second Testament, in which the Messiah Twins are sent by The LORD Ean and the LADY Sekhenun to guide the universe towards peace and asskickery of infidels and master-loving heretics.

    Here's some excepts:

    1st Anna 2:1:
    "A thousand years after the God-Emperor's sacrifice, there existed a great cult that worshipped a false Goddess in the land of Indus. This cult, however, knew of the God's Emperor parting promise to send down a messiah. One day, the Stars aligned and the Great Mother became pregnant. All the signs were right, for the Father was well know to be a virgin in mentality if not in physicality. The Father, however, felt betrayed, for it was clearly not his spawn, and prepared to move away from the Great Mother.
    One day, the God-Emperor sent forth the Immortal Prophet Shulgi to reveal the truth:
    "Do not feel dishonoured, father of the messiah, for the child, or rather, children, is the child of a virgin. Only the God-Emperor or one blessed by him could procreate, while being a virgin, such is his virility. Cheer, man of Concordat race, for those children are not only yours, indeed, but they are the children of Ean and Sekhenun, coming forth to liberate us from the darkness!"

    And so the father and the Prophet knelled together and prayed to the Gods in thanks for this new light. And their prayer extended for seven days and was heard by all the faithful in their subconscious, for there was light in this dark world once again, and then the faithful committed reckless acts of selfless good to commemorate the birth of the Messiah Twins."

    The Book of ITZ, 9.19-20

    "(...) And I looked to the heavens, and saw the void beyond, where the Twin Messiahs built their Great God-Machine. Their very wake was like the rippling of a entire ocean, for the science of Senya was guided by Sekhenun's genius herself. It was then that a third of the sky's stars came towards the sun, and in front of them a mighty Dragon whose hunger span all there is.
    The Twin Messiahs went forth, alone in their God-Machine, against the might of the Devourer Dragon and his misguided Godlings, relying only on their own powers, the tentacled blessings of Sekhenun, the heroic daring of Ean and the ubermensch science of Senya. And for days they clashed through the void, shattering planets, twisting reality, casually brushing all less deities aside, like the insignificant manboons they were in comparison, for it was a battle of Great Gods. They were fighting against a power superior even to the Messiahs, but they fretted not, for the God-Emperor was with them, and they drew from his infinite courage..."
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    MOAR!

    Also, treave, Ean is our Grand-Marshal and tactician: what's his take on this. I'm assuming Senya didn't give him the command to just enforce his decisions, but to also give him input.
     
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  24. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    I'm thinking dividing forces between Gelmark and Tejat A. Taking out the fortress system and possible turning it to our base while advancing toward their prize-world Bainur. Things will be much harder after the initial shock wears off.
     
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  25. Esquilax Arcane

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    B: tl;dr Assault Gelmark in a surprise attack before Delta and Gamma fleet arrive. While this is going on, situate another large force at Tejat A to take Bainur and draw out other enemy fleets.
     
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