IT IS THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND A.D.The Rapture happened in 1996.The world has changed greatly since then.The one-world government is doing what it can to preserve order and create a digital utopia in the face of natural (and, increasingly, supernatural) disasters, nationalist terrorists, and religious fanatics wielding divine poers.You are the man who runs the Internet, by decree of Global Potentate Nicolae Carpatescu. Your mission: Keep the packets moving, even in the face of Armageddon.The world has been rocked by a global earthquake, but you dealt with the old fashioned way, by doing your homework and being prepared.The end of the world tried to come again in the form of a giant asteroid, but you led your people to figuring out 50 years of nuclear physics in less than 2, and deviated it off course, leaving only a few chunks to threaten the planet.These chunks are matching eerily well with the disasters described in Revelation, and the last one -- which you barely managed to push off a collision course with Earth -- may contain alien lifeforms.Oh, and you got yourself into a land war in Africa.Can you subvert the prophecies, or are you just fulfilling them?Previous thread: >>3795813Rules: http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/LeftBeyond.Quest2Rules.htmlDatalinks: http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/LeftBeyond.Quest2Datalinks.htmlTimeline: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BlMOSEOxSihj1gdagq7yxCjONaRBgcdlRxnc68uWf0A
Hello, Foreman! You are planning CATS' operations for the month.You can deploy yourself on TWO actions for a small bonus to all rollsDr Robertson is busy assisting GCASA.Ryan Andrews is busy setting up an occult store chain.Dr Diamond can be deployed on ONE action for a small bonus to all rolls, including covert. She can greatly reduce casualty ratesMoira McSingh can be deployed on ONE action for a medium bonus to covert rolls or a small bonus to all rolls; She can give basic combat capability to a work crewAki Lattinen is available for TWO actions for a medium bonus to all non-covert rolls or a small bonus to covert rolls.Drones give a STACKABLE small bonus to construction and covert rolls; they may be lost in combatBOCHICA is managing your logistics.C0 (Free):Move the Garibaldi (Mediterranean, Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific)Buy and sell equipment on the open market:* Power generation 1* Small arms 1* Network equipment 2* Fleet assets 2* Aerospace part 3* Supplies (food, fuel etc) 1C0 (Agent):Assist another global agency.Survey a territory for opportunity using an agent. Reminder: Jerusalem with MoiraConstruct a CellSol pylon (Needs 1 network part)Undergo combat training (Max 1 per month)Tail someone or meet with a dignitaryBuy equipment on the black market:* Small arms 1* Squad weapons and explosives: 2* Stimulants 1C1:Assist another global agency.Reconfigure the Garibaldi (generic, cargo, hospital, strike, orbital)Survey a territory for opportunity using a team.Tail someoneHire out a covert operations team for a situational rewardConstruct network equipmentConstruct power equipmentBuy network equipment and construct a CellSol pylon. Reminder: Europe, to build a factoryMake and sell consumer-grade Nomenklators (Net gain 1BN)Buy black market equipment using a security or black ops teamC2:Do research (1~3)Construct an aerospace partConstruct a forward logistics hub (small bonus for any action in that territory)Construct a batch of dronesAugment an Agent (Requires Dr. Diamond)C3:Construct a network node (unifies cell and net; costs 1 power, 1 network)Recruit a work teamSchedule a satellite launch, which will happen at the end of NEXT month. Requires 1 (microsat) or 3~5 (bigsat) aerospace parts.Do research (4~6)C4:Construct a factory (if allowed)Recruit a covert teamDo research (7~9)Construct a hub and a network node at the same time (2 power, 1 network)C5:Rush a satellite launch at the end of this month. Microsat only, Requires 1 aerospace partBuild a Uranium Hydride bombAugment an entire work team (Requires Dr. Diamond)Capstone research (10)What are your orders?
>>3807876Build a satellite and a factory do one unit of research and we should be set. Anyone left over gets to sell nommeclators.
>>3807876Shouldn't theology be 5/5?
>>3807911Build SatelliteBuild Factory (Is this part of the Od Gustav deal?)Remaining Work Teams sell NomenclaturesAki - Meditate & Research Directed EnergyDr. Diamond - Can we assign her to work with Mclachlan and Carla on the microorganism? 1 Covert Team survey Near East (Iraq & Iran)Moira and remainder Covert Teams & Black OPs on standby for Covert Shenanigans.
>>3807915(Derp. Yes. My bad.)>>3807944(Yes, I added an action for that since I think it'll come up from time to time - Aid Another Agency)
>>3807944We nee to build at least 1 CS Pylon in Europe, or we need to build two, one in each territory.I don't recall having to build two, but I doubt we'd be that fortunate?Also, are we not going to build a satellite?Perhaps we can use the other satellite we have over Europe to be a pusher and use the camera for a closer look?
>>3807944Also guys, we need to either hit the button now or next month for takeover!MCP is likely to finish next month, the sooner we do it the better!Better to do it before it is finished!>>3807951We have a SAT over Europe that has 1 com, 1 lens, 3 boosters, correct? Can we use that to push fragment 4?
>>3807944>>3803487>* Od Gustav will allow you to set up a factory system if you also construct additional pylons, to (3) capacity, in the territory where the factory will go. So, one pylon in either Western or Eastern EuropeYeah we only need to build one.
>>3807951Did we only buy 1 fleet asset last turn?
>>3807955(I have it marked as 2 com, 1 lens 1 booster. Did I get it wrong?)You can; the orbital insertion is going to be a little tricky, but feasible. You will lose the satellite, obviously - it'll either reenter, or stay stuck to F4 and tumble away with it.>>3807952>>3807958(I wrote one in the last thread, it looks like, so let's call it one. My mistake at the time)>>3807944Od Gustav wants the territory to 3 if he is to allow installing an automated factory management system there.
>>3807959(Yes as far as I cantell. BOCHICA is currently using the Garibaldi as a fuel depot and resupply point, since it knows where she is.)
>>3807965Wait so do we need to make both territories in EU to (3)? Because if we only need to make one and we build two, its gonna raise expectations. But if we build 1 for 1, as in 1 factory for one pylon we could potentially in the future only need to build 1 more pylon for another factory in the other part of EU.So lets not spoil Gus with more than he asked for.>(I have it marked as 2 com, 1 lens 1 booster. Did I get it wrong?)Wasn't it a 5 part satellite? I thought we made it to prevent rocks falling and everyone dying, but never used it for when fragment 2 hit?
>>3807876Okay let's optimise:1) Assign 4 factories to Nomenklators along with a single work team to sell them.3) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in western Europe.4) Assign 3 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Aki support as well as 2 units of drones. 5) Assign 3 covert teams to recruit a work team to get us back to 20/20 teams.6) Assign the remaining covert and black-ops team to situational mission performance with Moira and 2 units of drones as backup.7) Assign 5 work teams and Aki Lattinen to perform the capstone research of the Cellular Solar tree.8) Assign 2 work teams to do a C2 research action into directed energy.9) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence.This is a turn without any risks ignoring the potential for the factory to fail. However given the two units of drones (small bonus X 2) and Aki (medium bonus X 1), it seems statistically safe to do this to me. However I can't find a good place to put Foreman and Dr Diamond's actions unless anyone has some bright ideas, I'd probably just ask OP to throw us onto supporting the factory with one action while the other is spent helping with the recruitment and the action of Dr Diamond gets spent helping with the defence research.>>3807981It was a 5 part sat aye.
>>3807876>>38078761 Factory make 1 power3 Factories make network equipmentRyan Supervises the FactoriesSell 6 Network parts +12BNBuy 5 Aerospace parts -10BNBuy 1 fleet assets -2BN (didn't we get 2 last turn?)Build 1 CS Pylon in Western EuropeBuild 1 Factory in Western Europe3 work crews + Foreman + dronesResearch CellSoll5 work crews + AkiBuild Satelite3 work crews + RyanRecruit Work Crew3 work crews + 1 Covert team + ForemanShould have 6 BN at this pointCovert teams and Black opts go to work with Moira + drones.Provoke the witnesses?
>>3807982>>3807981(I have it tagged as 1 hydrazine, it says h1 on the map. Maybe it was 3 comm 1 camera 1 tank?>>3773439 Looks like it was 4 parts )>>3807982You can send Dr. Diamond to GCASA, or have her work on augmenting an Agent or a squad. (This does also take up the time of the agent or the squad, does include yourself in which case you will only be available for one action and no covert work since you'll be recuperating, and Dr. Diamond is perfectly happy with having her staff install a heart implant on herself, if it comes to that!)
>>3807982Have foreman recruiting agents or surveying.Seriously we need more agents.
>>3808004>You can send Dr. Diamond to GCASA...That didn't occur to me. Nor did the idea that we could send her to the UNDRR and her vast medical experience could probably help them create first aid instructions and shit.>you will only be available for one action and no covert work since you'll be recuperatingEh, it doesn't provide a big enough benefit yet.
>>3808004When did we build it? thread 9?
>>3808007We could assign two actions to surveying, the method by which about 2/3rds of our agents have been found, but I'm also curious if we couldn't just reestablish contact with that South East Asian Socialist-Unionist since we could use his help and we can promise to not make him work with / under Ryan Andrews.
>>3808019We only have one action apparently, and I'd rather we hire that profession surveyor from Canada...Haley Kipper?Also what is Ramen doing now?Also sending Dr Diamond to help either Carla or that space guy i forget his name, is a good idea.Aki can go with Dr. Diamond or go visit Carla
>>3808024>We only have one action apparentlyNo, we don't. I'm assuming your talking about what he said >>3808004 which is only true if we get ourselves augmented and only for that turn / while we recover.>I'd rather we hire that profession surveyor from CanadaHey if OP's willing to let us find someone we've previously met / gotten the contact info for without spending an entire work team, I'd be fine with dedicating a personal action to meeting them assuming that is all we'd need. Although I'd argue it shouldn't even cost that.>Aki can go with Dr. Diamond or go visit CarlaNo go. I want Aki for a capstone of research and to ensure that the chances of that factory failing is low / non-existent.
>>3808011(Looks like it, you had 4 parts available at the time)>>3808010The Mk2 implant is a somewhat modified version of the Jarvik2000 ventricular assist device. It integrates a pacemaker and a spinal stimulation system.It will prevent death upon a heart attack (and allow the user to continue doing things during the attack, albeit he'd have diminished stamina), prevent unwanted unconsciousness, or if necessary, CAUSE a heart stoppage and fainting to prevent bleedout in case of severe arterial wounds (the user would then have to be dragged away to safety, but he'd have significantly longer before brain damage sets in during medevac, due to the implant moving the blood back and forth a minimum to avoid clotting and delay hypoxia).>>3808024Raman Vajpayee is your security chief. He is keeping an eye on the Morale Monitor mole you caught and, remotely, on your blacksite.>>3808024>>3808019Mr. Kipper and Mr. Domai can be contacted by an agent or a workgroup. Since your association with Mr. Ryan has loosened recently, you should be able to try again with him.>>3807999Mr. Ryan has been assigned.
>>3808029Correct, you have 2 actions normally, and 1 action if you decide to go under Dr. Diamond's knife (The reason being that you're the boss, so other people can accomodate your schedule by changing theirs). However, you will not be able to go on combat training or covert operations, since that would make no sense if you're in recovery.
>>3808033>Mr. Kipper and Mr. DomaiDr Diamond to the first, us to the second and our final personal action is to back up Aki in ensuring that the Western Europe factory finishes properly. Assuming anons vote for >>3807982, of course.
>>3808029Right, put ryan on twice.Just remove him from supervising the factories producing stuff.Could have sworn we did 5 parts.
Have Dr. Diamon assist GCASA and UNDRR with their XenoBio program.We can work on healing the damage from Fragment 3, maybe unlock something in the event of Fragment 4 lands.Foreman can focus on surveying to find agents. Red Anon wants Haley, and I'm still quite keen on the hacker, Rose.
>>3808037>Right, put ryan on twice.>Just remove him from supervising the factories producing stuff.Ryan features nowhere on the plan I proposed for the turn. >>3808039>Foreman can focus on surveying to find agents. Red Anon wants Haley, and I'm still quite keen on the hacker, Rose.Honestly it'd be nice if we could just put out a generic: "Specialists wanted; top of their field, preferable; interesting opportunities, good pay, global positions..." sort of add and get these people to submit to review rather than having to seek them out.
>>3808039What about doing the takeover? MCP is almost done, and we have JUST enough money to do it right now this turn.>>3808039I'm down for getting the hacker too.Was the morale monitor the same guy who said my god is real and yours is not to Raman?
>>3808044>Ryan features nowhere on the plan I proposed for the turn.I made my own little plan.>Honestly it'd be nice if we could just put out a generic: "Specialists wanted; top of their field, preferable; interesting opportunities, good pay, global positions..." sort of add and get these people to submit to review rather than having to seek them out.Or requiring to send out like a dozen people and pay a bag of nicks to find one with a team. But that's just the game mechanics. I suppose there could be a way to "upgrade" the mechanics with time and money so it doesn't need to, but we've yet to figure out how.
>>3808044>>3808039Also, are we not going to launch a satellite for fragment 4?It might be guided by an "invisible hand" to make landfall, or explode in atmosphere and shower the planet with worms.It would be much better to completely throw off that entire prophecy. Then we can really rub it into Tsions face.
>>3808044I thought Ryan was busy trying to run his Hot Topic enterprise.>>3808052We have the money but we also have to survive enough to make Carpatescu capitulate. If we can throw together a solid plan based on current assets, then sure. Otherwise lets get our pieces in place to secure the best advantage.
>>3808066I thought that was the idea with the Satellite. Yes. Divert Fragment 4 by all means possible.
Also are we messing with the witnesses anything soon?
>>3808071Okay so no take over yet, and probably not messing with the witnesses until we finish africa.We should get the south africa farmers to help us asap.
>>3808052No, different guy.You do have some Remnant employees; their performance is generally in the 2nd quintile. You can count on them to show up on time, do their job well, and go home, but none have excelled.You do occasionally find Chick Tracts in your bathrooms; Vajpayee wanted to ban that, but some of your Atheist employees have asked that they be allowed, since they're funny. Some have picked up MST3K style annotations.>>3808056Your organization has little attrition -- morale is high -- but every month there's a dozen or so people leaving and just as many coming in; that's handled for you by your HR department.You do have to seek out exceptional individuals. Hiring a new team means expanding the organization and is therefore a more significant undertaking; hiring mercenaries requires a fair amount of vetting to ensure that the new arrivals will play ball with the existing people when it comes to rules of engagement, discipline, common skillset and so on.>>3808071That is the case (The skeleton post even says so).>>3808079They're still at the Wailing Wall. By now, the IDF has cordoned off the area, set up a small medical post just outside the perimeter, and cautioned people that they approach that segment of the Wall at their own risk. Closing any part of the Wailing Wall would be a political nightmare.The people on Tsion's website still think that the redheaded woman converted on the spot. The people in your custody, who have seen her during the raid, think she might be the Whore of Babylon. Moira heard about it, eventually, and commented that she's comfortable with her current career, so not even Nicolae Carpataescu could afford her hourly rate for that.
>>3808079>>WitnessesWe could work something out, but right narrow our focus into two goals:-Take control of economy-Deflect Fragment 4.Hypothetically, if we weaken the Narrative, we might nerf Eli and Moishe. We have until after Midpoint of Tribulation, wherein the Anti Christ will slay them.
>>3807876>>3807999NEW PLAN!>* You can expand the Synco system into Northern Africa, if you wish.>>38078764 Factories make network equipmentSell 5 Network parts +10BNBuy 5 Aerospace parts -10BNBuy 1 fleet assets -2BN (didn't we get 2 last turn?)Build 1 CS Pylon in Western EuropeBuild 1 Factory in Western Europe3 work crews + Foreman + dronesBuild 1 Factory in North Africa3 work crews + Ryan + drones + blackopts teamResearch CellSoll5 work crews + AkiBuild Satelite 5 parts3 work crews + RobertsonShould have 4 BN at this pointAll Covert teams go to work with Moira + drones.Build the extra factory in Africa, and we recruit the agents next turn since we can do it for free and we will be low on cash!
>>3808096>>3803765>* You can expand the Synco system into Northern Africa, if you wish.Thought I linked this.
Robertson and Ryan are unavailable this turn. Robertson is working for the Space Agency and Ryan is doing business for our Occult Project.Otherwise, seems good.
>>3808096Dont aerospace parts cost 3 not 2?
>>3808109Aerospace parts cost 3BN if bought, and 2BN if built. The catch is that if you build them you tie up 2 work teams.
>>3808098Yes, yes you can. It's not as if Mr. Litwala is going to object; if anything, after a month or so it'd make him look good.
>>3808106I DERP'D again.It should be fine without an agent overlooking factory right? They have drones and security. Remove "Ryan" and "Robertson" from the list, Put Foreman on the satellite launch. Factory proceeds without an agent.>>3808109Yup. 1 sec.
>>3807876>>3808096>>3807999 (You) New, NEW PLAN!>>3803765 >* You can expand the Synco system into Northern Africa, if you wish.>>38078764 Factories make network equipmentSell 6 Network parts +12BNBuy 5 Aerospace parts -15BNBuy 1 fleet assets -2BN (didn't we get 2 last turn?)Build 1 CS Pylon in Western EuropeBuild 1 Factory in Western Europe3 work crews + Foreman + dronesBuild 1 Factory in North Africa3 work crews + drones + blackopts teamResearch CellSoll5 work crews + AkiBuild Satelite 5 parts3 work crews + ForemanShould have 1 BN at this pointAll Covert teams go to work with Moira + drones.Build the factory in Africa!
Okay I hope everything checks out!Anyone like this? Yes? No? Start over with some changes?
Looks good.Just add Dr. Diamond doing work for UNDRR and GCASA.
>>3808146>>3808126Yes, QM please also send Dr Diamond help either or both agencies.
>>3808128Well first off I question if we'll need a 5 part sat to redirect the meteor given it's already destined to just bounce off the earth's atmosphere. I'd prefer to do a 4 part, 1 comms, 1 camera (to see if we can't get some better data on it, assuming our existing orbital assets can't do that when it comes close to earth / passes through and over the atmosphere) and 2 fuel, since we're already probably in the clear.Second, the team in North Africa don't need the black ops since the region is friendly controlled and theoretically secure from attack. Plus the Black-ops are to be kept separate from our other teams as much as possible.Third, why assign Foreman to a fully staffed sat launch when you have two undermanned factory constructions? Assuming OP is using a simple system whereby a undermanned thing has it's odds of success put at ((number of teams divided by number of required teams) + bonuses) then these might have a decent chance of failure which risks 4 Bn in investment, 4 teams of labour, a turn's production from the factory and only saves a single team.You could shift from Cell sol research to defence, put those two teams onto the factories and ensure both get built while also advancing on the thing Santiago said would let us get another in South America.
Also regarding the satellite, can we make it out of sturdier stuff? Like more aluminum or titanium?Maybe put some chemicals on it so it kills the bugs?An extra cellphone camera to watch the internal componetes?I'm thinking 1 coms 1 lens, 3 boosters.
>>3808159Don't want to risk the foreman, and I dunno how safe it is in Africa. If we put him on the African factory job then black opts goes with him.Covert teams are going to be doing other stuff, and not interacting with the black opts guys..We can shift around the security teams when we see the jobs and whats available.If we can build a factory in south America, perhaps we just do that instead of Africa, but it would net us brownie points with Litwala if we built it there.
>>3808114Geist, can we build a factory in south America?
>>3808179>Don't want to risk the foreman, and I dunno how safe it is in AfricaThe african region we are talking about building in is the one we secured from Rebohoth with Litwala's help.>If we put him on the African factory job then black opts goes with him.I'd prefer a regular covert team if we are going to deploy anything.>Covert teams are going to be doing other stuff, and not interacting with the black opts guys..Yes but our work teams will. Not to mention the possibility of our African allies disliking them.>We can shift around the security teams when we see the jobs and whats available.Agreed.>If we can build a factory in south America, perhaps we just do that instead of AfricaWe can only build another in South america if we improve our system's security which is done by the defence research. We can't do the factory this turn but by doing the defense research rather than cell-sol we can do it sooner / eventually.>but it would net us brownie points with Litwala if we built it thereAgreed.
>>3808188Well we were in a secure facility on anther continent next to a subponete that controls both facilities, security forces, and the continent, and we still got shot in the head somehow. Since Africa is Rebohoth's backyard, even if he lost partial control of it. He can most likely send someone or something to try an make another attempt on us.He might just go for an all out attack, just to take us out, since hes probably paranoid enough to think we are supporting and bankrolling Litwala.
>>3808188If you want him on the factory job, that's fine, but I insist he takes a security team with him, covert or black opts, either or.Defense.Well we are about mid way though defense research.I figure we can do some recruitment and research next turn.
>>3808185We already asked the potentate they said no.>>3808126I support but i question if we need the sattalite Do we plan to do the 51% attack next turn? We are running out of time
>>3808202I would rather get the 10 in celsol and see what maxing it does
>>3808204We don't have enough money next turn, so its either now or next trimester. I guess we are going next trimester. We still have a mandate to fill.
>>3808206CellSol R&D has max teams plus Aki on it, i don't think it can get anymore maxed.
>>3808209I mean research cel sol rather then defense. Well we can sell all our suppllies i guess to afford doing it. We are going to run out of time i feel if we wait for ext trimester.
>>3808211We aren't doing defense research this turn?CellSol will be finished after this turn, its at the last research point.
>>3808211>sell all our supplliesHell no, we sold so much of it, and we are not going to be able to stock pile more anytime soon.It would be better to make parts in the factory and sell them on the market to make cash.
>>3808193>>3808202>If you want him on the factory job, that's fine, but I insist he takes a security team with him, covert or black opts, either or.Fair enough>I figure we can do some recruitment and research next turn.Can't do recruitment beyond a single team so it's barely a noticable occupation of teams next turn.Look, my main point really is that we should research defence over cell sol since that frees up enough teams to totally man the two factory construction projects. Which in turn means we could remove all the drones and hero actions associated with them and instead use them for anything else like surveying territories or something.
How out we just dont do the sattalite as i sont understand why we need to, take the 3 teams full man the factories, then use the cash to do the takevoer with us and our hero actions and a work team why not.>>3808218
>>3808204>51%We have to do it by turn 40 anyway since otherwise the boss will be mad that we missed a mandate.I vote we do it next turn because we have to meet with Carpaccio anyway.All your base are belong to us.But if we do that I want to build at least one nuke, just so we have it for insurance.
>>3808222>How out we just dont do the sattalite as i sont understand why we need toSome people are worried that it might break on hitting the atmosphere. OP has made no comment as to the likelihood so I'm humouring the idea and the case of it doing so it highly worrying.If you can convince others to drop it, I'd be greatful. As it would allow for the reallocation of at least 3 work teams and a saving of as much as 13-18 Bn. Plus we'd have enough teams to do basically everything everyone wants.
>>3808225Oh God auto correct. Now I can't un see it.>>3808218I think we can live without one team for now.
>>3808218We are so close to finishing CS research, once that's done it would help us with the take over, including time to prepare.>>3808226Because we are risking the 4th fagment getting to close to earth infecting it with worms and bugs and stuff, plus there may be divine intervention that causes it to hit earth anyways, so its better to be certain it doesn't even touch our atmosphere.(atmosphere can cause friction and heat which may warm up the liquid center of the fragment make it explode or something.)Keep messing up the links.
>>3808236What time to prepare we may run out of time entierly to do this by the next quarter.
>>3808225>We have to do it by turn 40 anyway since otherwise the boss will be mad that we missed a mandate.Yep, we at least have to throw a few work teams at setting up the pylon.>I vote we do it next turn because we have to meet with Carpaccio anyway.Agreed. If nothing else we can't realistically delay it much longer but when we do, we're going to disappear to the Blacksite for a month probably while we wait for Carpetscu to calm down. That or we need to risk him just killing us and us auto-losing.Personally this is why I'd be in favour of doing in in the transition to month 40, since it minimises the time that the MCP has to detect our control and more importantly, we have our next meeting in person with him after he'll have acknowledged our power.>But if we do that I want to build at least one nuke, just so we have it for insurance.To be fair, we can just dead-man's switch the economy and threaten that if he doesn't do as we ask, that we've got a virus built into BOCHICA that'd overclock every computer until they melt down, using the computing power to encrypt any memory it can reach and generally just destroy the E-conomy of the world.Set him back to before we took our first mandate if not even worse off.>>3808229>We are so close to finishing CS research, once that's done it would help us with the take over, including time to prepare.How so? Carpestscu ain't going to shift the deadline just because we made the system better. He has set his demand and expects us to fill it.>Because we are risking the 4th fagment getting to close to earth infecting it with worms and bugs and stuff, plus there may be divine intervention that causes it to hit earth anyways, so its better to be certain it doesn't even touch our atmosphere.To be honest I kinda agree.>(atmosphere can cause friction and heat which may warm up the liquid center of the fragment make it explode or something.)I mean, I find it doubtful it'd heat up that quickly but if OP would provide us the statistical analysis that we should really get access to as a head-of-a-organisation with as much computing power and connections as we do then we could confirm or deny this.>>3808230>I think we can live without one team for now.Eh, it's just a point I was making that it'll be a minor thing we do next turn so it's not worth considering as a major point of policy.
>>3808243We cant set up the pylon without doing the 51% attack unless we are just goving up on it.
>>3808243But doing it next turn when he can just cut off our funding?Whats to stop him from going 'You're fired", or just not funding us next turn, or reducing our funding?
>>3808254Yeah exactly. We kind of have to do it this turn if we are doing it at all.
>>3808251>We cant set up the pylon without doing the 51% attack unless we are just goving up on it.I know.>>3808254>But doing it next turn when he can just cut off our funding?>Whats to stop him from going 'You're fired", or just not funding us next turn, or reducing our funding?The current month is 38. We are taking actions for this month leading to turn 39. I am talking about doing it in the period between 39 and 40 AKA next turn. He can't do that then.
>>3808243Cs pylon research helps our AI, and would likely give us some sort of boon to taking over the economy. Every pylon we build makes our AI stronger.>>3808251How about we give up a factory to fully man the projects then?
>>3808243The main issue is that an asteroid with a pyrite exterior and water-ice interior should not be possible in the first place -- rather, while there is nothing in the laws of physics preventing it from existing, its formation is extremely unlikely; there's nothing preventing Mount Rushmore from coming about by erosion, either, and in fact there are natural rock formations that look like a face (the Old Man of the Mountain, which is currently in danger of collapse, is an example), but you're looking at "winning the lottery twice in the same day" odds, or else at a completely new and unknown process of crystalline accretion in the asteroid or the Kuiper belt.This makes it hard to do simulations that are worth anything.Analysts from GCASA and your agency have attempted to do so, and given you the balance of probability that you received a few days ago -- 1% chance of slamming into the moon, most likely outcome atmospheric skip, small chance of decelerating like Fragment 1 did and coming down over the Pacific. You're looking at a 75/25 spread.>>3808254A horse, having a wolf as a powerful and dangerous enemy, lived in constant fear of his life. Being driven to desperation, it occurred to him to seek a strong ally. Where upon he approached a man, and offered an alliance pointing out that the wolf was likewise an enemy of the man.The man accepted the partnership at once and offered to kill the wolf immediately if his new partner would only cooperate by placing his greater speed at the man's disposal. The horse was willing and allowed the man to place bridle and saddle upon him. The man mounted hunted down the wolf and killed him.The horse joyful and relieved thanked the man and said "Now that our enemy is dead, remove the bridle and saddle and restore my freedom." Whereupon the man laughed loudly and replied "The hell you say. Giddy-up!" and applied the spurs with a will.Isaac Asimov, "Foundation" (Datalinks)
>>3808261But we would lack the funding.One of the things we need for sucess is 20 BN to win.There are several conditions that if we fill, we increase our chances of winning the take over.
>>3808262>Cs pylon research helps our AI, and would likely give us some sort of boon to taking over the economy. Every pylon we build makes our AI stronger.I know but I'd point out two factories does the same.>>3808272>But we would lack the funding.>One of the things we need for sucess is 20 BN to win.Okay you want 20Bn next turn? At most after our turn ends I'd expect us to have 6 or 7 Bn left.Which means to complete the final pylon, given we have no cost from doing so, is not an issue and our only concern is cash. At which point we can sell our 3 power as well as 2 aerospace part for 6 billion for a total of 9Bn without using any teams since two factories can produce one for free and we have four. In fact given we might have six by the end of this turn we could make that 12 Bn and only need a further 1-2 Bn to equal 20 and essentially get the economy.Which we could get by assigning any number of covert teams to operations for profit, selling small arms, emergency supplies and or other such assets. Not to mention potentially profitable actions by our work teams.
>>3808270So long as Carpatescu is the horse and we're the man, Matthews is the wolf that would work fine.
>>3808285Actually in this case we're simultaneously the wolf and the man I think.
>>3808284Ok fine that works. We can make the income we need to survivie off of 6 factories its true.>>3808288I thought jesus was the wolf and the worlds economy was the horse l.
>>3808272BOCHICA confirms that you are ready to execute a 51% attack on the world's economy.While Carpatescu's MCP is intended to centralize the automated operation of global finance, your attack would decouple the financial system from the "real economy". This by no means creates any sort of socialist utopia; rather, it would destabilize the global economy to the point that any institution with global credibility would be able to, should it survive a brief period of anarchy, essentially assume a sort of soft control over a world that is once again fragmented. Effectively, you would be causing a hyperinflationary episode, except that it would affect every territory in the world at the same time.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noQsHiTJAXoIn order to succeed, you would require:* Liquid cash to buoy through the initial few minutes, in which you can expect a financial counterattack in the form of your operating costs being called immediately, etc. (20)* Sufficient interconnectivity.* Supplies to maintain your organization operating through the chaos. (20)* Industrial capacity to establish your organization as the most ready alternative economic arbitrator. (4)* High morale with both your workers and your soldiers to prevent a Praetorian coup.* You, personally, remaining alive long enough to keep your organization together to see this through!* Sufficient popular support in any of your HQs to avoid a police siege.* Sufficient defense capability to avoid a hacking attack.* The support or at least the neutrality of Ikko, who is a distant third player in the logistics game, OR sufficient excess capacity to overwhelm both Carpatescu's system and Ikko's should they ally against you (a formal alliance is very very unlikely, but they may end up pushing against you in roughly the same direction just from emergent behavior).Any surplus in any of these vectors will increase your chances of success in case the other players have taken countermeasures.Of course, this assumes that Carpatescu calls your bluff; he may capitulate instead.
>>3808318If we have captured Ikko: we're good.If we haven't: call her up on IRC and offer "tricking the Morale Monitor into releasing prisoners" in exchange for refusing to help Carpatescu no matter what he wants. Shouldn't be a hard sell!Actually QM how about that DNA test result.
>>3808318>* Sufficient popular support in any of your HQs to avoid a police siege.Well thank christ we set up a second one in South america. Take that Dimsdale, you can't take us to court for anti-trust reasons if we are the economy!>* Sufficient defense capability to avoid a hacking attack.Yet more proof that I am right and this research is far more critical than Cell sol.
>>3808328Factors that will help:* Having a working nuclear warhead, or ideally more, since you may have to detonate one on camera. Again, you can bluff; build one nuke and fill a bunch of nuclear bomb casings with old pinball parts.* Having one or more master hackers on your side. You have one. Aki can be deployed normally during the month of the attack, but where she is will be important -- she needs good connectivity, and physical safety. You can use the Garibaldi in Orbital configuration for this purpose.* Good survival capabilities on your part; you may need to run.* Good relations with other factions.Factors that will hinder:* Any sort of contingency plan by either of the two other players.* Territories with broadcast media connectivity (such as satellites) working better than internet connectivity.* Territories without a Network Node.* Uncaught moles.* Being bedridden.* Poor relations with other factions.(This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but the game will continue if you choose to not take it. It's not the end of the world....)
>>3808284wouldn't it be better to sell 4 network parts for 8BN than make 2 aerospace parts for 6BN?>>3808328We don't have 5 turns to focus on Defense, let alone getting everyone to agree to commit to that for 5 turns.Its also proof that we need more cash, and we shouldn't sell our supplies, but stockpile them.
>>3808328>>Sufficient defense capability to avoid a hacking attack.If we recruit next turn we should find some hackers. We can maybe work the anti large government spiel of the attack; that could get us some allies.
>>3808357I think we should get Matthews involved somehow.make him either seem responsible or have him move first or seem like through the on going chaos hes the one making a move and needs to be dealt with first since hes the first visible aggressor in this takeover.
>>3808348>* Territories with broadcast media connectivity (such as satellites) working better than internet connectivity.Question, could we disable satellites under our control to reverse this fact in certain regions?>>3808353>4 network partsYou are right, I am a bit too tired.>We don't have 5 turns to focus on DefenseWe don't need 5 turns. Each level is an improvement it's just only certain levels actually have a choice / noteworthy thing rather than just a general upgrade.>Its also proof that we need more cash, and we shouldn't sell our supplies, but stockpile them.I mean, disasters supplies aren't as critical with this because we're either going to be eliminated or successful over the course of two months, not the year or so our supplies will last our teams.>>3808357>If we recruit next turn we should find some hackers. We can maybe work the anti large government spiel of the attack; that could get us some allies.That'd certainly be a plan. If nothing else we could look into seeing if Aki has any friends that'd be willing to come on board.>>3808362We could expose his plan to overthrow Carpestscu the same turn we pull our trick to throw more fuel on the fires of confusion. That or we get his support to try and prevent any unified / organised action against us.
>>3808322A bit of bad news in that sense; a routine checkup of possibly-Ikko indicates that she is due to deliver a healthy baby girl in five months.That's good news, but it also means that she isn't Ikko, who you know was expecting a boy.When confronted, she confirms it -- her name is Cheryl Tiffane, and she and a few other girls volunteered as body doubles for Chloe Steele.She converted after being yanked off the steps of an abortion clinic and being given a very convincing sermon; she still does not want the baby, believing that she would not be a good parent, and has arranged to have Tom and Josey Fogarty (you have no idea who they are) adopt the baby. >>3808362Blaming Pontifex Mathews should things go south would be tricky, but is certainly feasible; you would need to create a convincing fake message of him announcing the takeover. Hacking the EC and Vatican websites is trivial, but you would have to contact some other high prelates and ensure their support (either supporting a takeover, or supporting framing Mathews so he'd take the fall and they'd have a shot at taking his spot), and creating a convincing video message using a body double. Splicing the audio is tricky, but not impossible.Of course, this would increase the operation's complexity.(I hadn't thought of that, do you want a breakdown of it?)
>>3808370Yes, you can do that.(I mean both the satellites, and the exposing Mathews).The Ecumenical Council would be a powerful ally, as well.
>>3808362Well, we're aware that he's trying to depose of Carpatescu and replace him with Leon.Potential ally, although I'm sure he'd be just as willing to backstab us to save face.QM: Would there be other 'one-shot opportunities' similar to Economic Takeover?
>>3808372I was thinking of keeping Carpatescu on our side, because I don't want him to be risked getting killed by Matthews or his faction. That causes us more problems.That and Carpatescu seems more pragmatic, and Matthews hasn't given us anything but opulence and expectations of bribery.
>>3808372I want Carpatescu to be distracted by Matthews while we make our move, so he will probably spend all his aggression on Matthews.
Okay guys, how about this:Foreman Recruits Rose.Foreman Surveys Germany for an engineer.Reconfigure Carrier to Orbital -1BN4 Factories make network equipmentSell 6 Network parts +12BNBuy 5 Aerospace parts -15BNBuy 1 fleet assets -2BN (didn't we get 2 last turn?)Build 1 CS Pylon in Western EuropeBuild 1 Factory in Western Europe4 work crews Build 1 Factory in North Africa4 work crewsResearch DEFENSE!!3 work crews + AkiBuild Satelite 5 parts (1Coms, 1 Lens, 3 Boosters)3 work crewsShould have 1 BN at this pointAll Covert teams go to work with Moira + drones.
Okay here's what I'm thinking, we need to get Carla to give us a loan of as much money as she reasonably can: tell her we've found a solution to her problem; the one where farmers might continue producing food illegally or whatever; once we control the economy, we can more effectively fight to prevent it.That money will allow us to not sell as many network parts, this stage is critical, as we need these network parts to deploy in all of North America besides the Ex-Mexican / Caribbean states to equalise the ground network with the orbital and thus remove the malus in that region. Other such regions include Europe, the UK and eastern Russia. Western Russia isn't worth the relative investment unless we have a large surplus of parts.Further more, given we're about to destroy the world economy, we could look into taking loans out against our governmental income since those banks are about to be disconnected from the "real market" and we can just nullify our loans to them potentially. OP please confirm this as true / false?Let's say we got only 3 Bn from Carla, that'd take our current cash total to 24 Bn and I'll be honest I can't see us ending this turn with less than 12 Bn given we are deploying covert teams to generate a profit and shit. Which means that next turn we can just sell a few Nomeklators or something to make up the difference and we're in business.
>>3808378OOCYes, and it will be presented at least six months in advantce, ideally a year or soPossible winning or losing outcome are:Economic, Diplomatic, Space, Military, Narrative Causality.The default outcome, should the Foreman do nothing, is Narrative Causality Defeat.For example, CATS going bankrupt constitutes Economic Defeat. Akhenaten striking the Earth in full force would have constituted Space Defeat -- the prophecies are broken, but so's the Earth's crust. So you have dodged one bullet so far.
>>3808398So we bring her into this conspiracy?Shes under a lot of pressure already. I'm worried this will cause her to crack.
>>3808397AND Dr. Diamond goes help UNDRR and GCASA.
1) Assign 4 factories to Nomenklators along with 3 work teams to sell them.2) Have Foreman talk with Carla to see if we can't get some money off of her.3) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in western and eastern Europe, the UK, eastern Russia and all of North America excluding Central america.4) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Foreman. 5) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in North Africa with Aki.6) Assign the covert and black-ops teams to situational mission performance with Moira and 4 units of drones as backup.7) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence with Aki's help.8) Dr Diamond goes to help either the UNDRR or GCASA.Everyone on board with this plan? Assuming OP is willing to tell us if Carla would even consider this?>>3808400She'll deal with the stress of it either way, we're talking about collapsing the world economy and reforging it from the ash with us in control. All I want to do is get her on-board so we can secure some extra funds to ease the transition and let her be ready too.
>>3808412Carla is under more scrutiny than you are -- her agency is newer. She can't lend money out, regardless of how much she might want to.Right now, she's walking a pretty tall tightrope in Indonesia, India, and most of Africa, and undergoing a crisis of conscience about having signed the Nauru deportation order, and getting ready to muster the enormous fleet of work boats that will be necessary to completely harvest the island in a few months rather than in a decade.
>>3808412I should add that this current outline is assuming OP will confirm a single fact: that we have one more month of activity before our boss gets pissed at us for failing a Mandate; as otherwise I would move the UK pylon to the central african region to get this shit resolved now.
>>3808377I'd rather have the Ecumenical Council be our allies... but maybe work at disposing Pope Peter.This is just a hunch, but I feel that Ecumenical Council is playing a role in the Judgments reduced impact.Hear me out:Our theological studies have shown us that belief plays a role in manipulating how some events occur, right?Example: The Remnant universally believe in the Seal of God but disagree on how it looks. Hence, why each has a different description about the Seal's appearance.My hypothesis goes like this:A. Currently the Ecumenical Council is a conglomerate of the World's various religions. Why a certain level of synergy has been achieved, there are still minor disagreements and differences, most notably demonstrated in the prayer scene when Alkali I was launched against Akhenaten.There is enough harmony to influence events, like the Korean fan urban legend, but not enough to have a huge impact on the narrative.B. Carpatescu shows intent to remove the Ecumenical Council towards some sort of Secular Humanist agenda, having expressed disappointment in Matthew's performance. Assuming he replaces the Ecumenical Council (presumably when ushering in the Mark of the Beast system, applied to those who worship the Image of the Beast), the World's religions are reduced from a myriad of conflicting beliefs to two competing ideologies: Remnant and Secular Humanist, with a negligible remain of religious holdouts.TL;DRIt's currently in our best interests to have people maintain different beliefs.Ergo, we want to keep the Ecumenical Council.
>>3808417Okay so I can't count her as a stream of Revenue, question, would Ryan Andrews be willing to purchase some items off us at an inflated value which we promise to buy back later? Specifically, I'm thinking those VR rigs. I imagine he could find some multi-millionaires willing to pay insane amounts to own a set while we could use the short term injection and can replace them once our economic control is certain.>>3808424I agree. Plus the more chefs stirring the soup, the harder it is to notice us poisoning the broth.
>>3808424Tsion says that Carpatescu's opinion of religion as something that he doesn't care about is a ruse: in truth, when he is possessed by Satan, he will want to be worshiped as the god-emperor of mankind.Tsion subsequently edited his blog post slightly to avoid having the whole site shut down by a British tabletop game company, but the spirit of the message remained the same.>>3808424Dr. Robertson agrees with your assessment, for what it's worth.>>3808430Asking a loan of Ryan Andrews is feasible, but he may have conditions. By which, of course, we mean that he will fleece you.In addition, as much as you know that he has amassed a personal fortune working alongside you, keep in mind that with a few exceptions the budget for a multinational corporation in 2000 is still tiny compared to that of a government agency.
>>3808412Why are we wasting a team on selling nomenclatures?
>>3808412Also if we follow this plan even before accounting for any profits from the covert missions, we start next turn with 17Bn, a large amount of money that leaves us close enough to the required amount we can fulfill our requirements just by selling power supplies or using our factories to produce network parts to sell and shit.>>3808441>Asking a loan of Ryan Andrews is feasible, but he may have conditions. By which, of course, we mean that he will fleece you.>In addition, as much as you know that he has amassed a personal fortune working alongside you, keep in mind that with a few exceptions the budget for a multinational corporation in 2000 is still tiny compared to that of a government agency.True.>>3808447Because it is the most efficient way to convert work teams to cash? All other options return the exact same amount of money or less.
>>3808420Your current mandate is to bring global network coverage to 2 by the end of month 39, or the beginning of month 40.If you wish to be a little extra and turn on the last pylon when you are meeting with Carpatescu, you're certainly welcome to do so.
>>3808451We can't borrow money from her, and we lose out on either making something or researching something or saving something.Did you forget about the comet fragment coming down on us?
>>3808451Just double checked, I was wrong, production of network parts more efficient. Altering plans:1) Assign 4 factories to network parts.2) 3 work teams to produce and sell Nomenklators.3) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in western and eastern Europe, the UK, eastern Russia and all of North America excluding Central america.4) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Foreman. 5) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in North Africa with Aki.6) Assign the covert and black-ops teams to situational mission performance with Moira and 4 units of drones as backup.7) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence with Aki's help.8) Dr Diamond goes to help either the UNDRR or GCASA.The only thing left is a single action for Foreman which I guess we could assign to under going combat training in south america or surveying a territory or recruiting one of the heroes we want. This revised plan sees us start next month with a budget of 21 as a minimum as if nothing ever happened to our money but we could sacrifice the network parts to produce aerospace parts, use the 3 work teams to launch them and attach them to existing orbital assets to re-direct Frag 4 further away from earth.>>3808453>If you wish to be a little extra and turn on the last pylon when you are meeting with Carpatescu, you're certainly welcome to do so.You once said that the detection of the fact the economy is already being managed would need to be discovered by a human operator. Do we have any idea how long we could reasonably expect this to take?>>3808462>Did you forget about the comet fragment coming down on us?No I've just decided that in the grand scheme of things, risking our economic takeover on the offchance that the meteor will burst on the earth's atmosphere is probably excessive given the expense of doing basically anything to try to resolve it.At best, I am willing to sacrifice our remaining large sat to try and push it further off course but I ain't going to pretend it's a perfect plan: preferably the satellite will detach it's non-mission-critical parts (e,g the camera and network parts since we just need the fuel tank and something to guide it) and we will send up replacement parts later to make them useful once more but if we can't do that from the ground then I accept the loss.
>>3808476>Sending Aki to AfricaWhy.You made such a big deal for researching defense and now you don't want it?
>>3808486>Why.In the hopes of a improved outcome, the same reason we are to work in Western Europe.>You made such a big deal for researching defense and now you don't want it?I do, I at no point have removed or discussed removing it from my plan. You will find it is point 7, I believe you are misunderstanding my talk of reassigning 3 work teams as point 7 when it is in fact point 2's teams.
>>3808476Constructing an excessive amount of Pylons, including in Europe. The point I was trying to make was we get 1 factory for 1 extra pylon in his territory.Put it in South America by our HQ or something.In fact put an extra Pylon in both areas with our HQ.
>>3808476Once the MCP is networking all the major banks together and helping steer financial policy, it'd take between two and six months for a financial analyst to discover that there's already a cybernetic management system in place. Essentially, BOCHICA and the MCP would apply corrections to the same issues, resulting in overcorrection and the necessity of human analysis. The MCP can incorporate other systems' functions, but not learn; BOCHICA can learn, but the genetic algorithm was trained in a MCP-less economy, and it would take very long for it to adapt.>>3808486While sending Aki to Africa is a terrible idea, she's not physically going, unless you specfically tell her to; she's just going to make sure that the setup teams have excellent IT support.>>3808490https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5e6eG6bXAQ
>>3808490>Constructing an excessive amount of Pylons, including in Europe. The point I was trying to make was we get 1 factory for 1 extra pylon in his territory.It ain't excessive. The pylons aren't for factories, the pylons are for the 2nd potential hinderance to our plan's success as described by OP here >>3808348:>* Territories with broadcast media connectivity (such as satellites) working better than internet connectivity.Those pylons I'm building are to equalise the network with the orbital and prevent them working against us.>>3808494>Once the MCP is networking all the major banks together and helping steer financial policy, it'd take between two and six months for a financial analyst to discover that there's already a cybernetic management system in place.Okay so we can be in a meeting with Carpetscu without it getting us killed good.
>>3808494I'm going to start growing overlords from the fragment, and turn our factories into supply depots.
>>3808503C2:Construct a forward logistics hub (small bonus for any action in that territory)(Yeah, about Fragment 4...)YOU'VE NOT ENOUGH MINERALS.
>>3808476I wouldn't worry so much about Fragment 4 exploding; the real risk comes from it hitting the moon, fulfilling the Fourth Trumpet (darkening of 1/3 of the Sun, Stars, and Moon). Besides, if it exploded in the atmosphere, you're looking at a lot of charred bugs burning up in the atmosphere. What's particularly confusing is that the Bottomless Pit, the abode of the Locust demons, is also Satan's prison during the Millennium Kingdom.
>>3808507>I wouldn't worry so much about Fragment 4 exploding; the real risk comes from it hitting the moon, fulfilling the Fourth Trumpet (darkening of 1/3 of the Sun, Stars, and Moon). Yeah but we'll deal with that if we have to. Fact is we've redirected it from it's godly path and I'm willing to believe that means we are safe-ish.
>>3808501And it won't look suspicious to Carpatescu since we seem to be avoiding our mandate?>>3808505What? Who said anything about hubs? No we feed it like the Lexx.Don't we control basically everything in the network node sand satellites?Why meet with him? Why meet in person? Your trying to avoid getting killed, don't meet with him in person where he can kill us, meet from afar.
>>3808520>And it won't look suspicious to Carpatescu since we seem to be avoiding our mandate?Anon, I'll say this again because I feel I can't make it any clearer: we have another month and he can only get so annoyed about us leaving fullfilling the mandate to the last second.If it really bothers you so much, I'll change the one in east russia to central africa and we'll be done with it.>Don't we control basically everything in the network node sand satellites?Kinda, there was preexisting orbital assets in most western / russian states.>Why meet with him? Why meet in person? Your trying to avoid getting killed, don't meet with him in person where he can kill us, meet from afar.That'll make him suspicious and piss him off. If we've got a month or two's grace and I plan on finishing it the same month he calls on us, then it shouldn't be an issue.
>>3808505Would finishing research into CellSolar give us any benefit to interconnectivity, or help with the AI take over?>>3808527I'd rather finish the mandate on the last month, and I'd rather start the take over from month 40.What bothers me is that I keep trying to meet you half way, and you do a 360 moonwalk.So your not planning meeting him during or after you start the takeover then?
>>3808556>I'd rather finish the mandate on the last month, and I'd rather start the take over from month 40.I agree.>What bothers me is that I keep trying to meet you half way, and you do a 360 moonwalk.I apologise if that is how you feel but I don't see it.>So your not planning meeting him during or after you start the takeover then?I plan on meeting him when he demands we do, no sooner or later. To my understanding this is next month and then month 42 so we shouldn't experience any issue. If however my math is wrong, I'd enjoy being corrected as it would also help me remember when we get our next budget.
Tsion announces that in ten weeks he will finally make the trip to Israel, to attend a mass rally of what he expects to be a majority of the 144000 male Jewish virgin evangelists at Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. He reminds "Mr. Carpatescu" (he does not use the courtesy title) that he has offered protection against being arrested by Israeli authorities for the alleged murder of his family -- Tsion maintains that it was a setup, of course, and that Carpatescu has Tsion's permission to attend.Carpatescu does not deign this with an answer, but Fortunato gets indignant on his behalf.The astrobiology lab to study the arsenic-metabolizing bacteria in Mono Lake is being set up off nearby Moffet Field; preliminary results show that it will be possible to grow the critter in order to make water filters, although the adaptation disappears in arsenic-poor environments, and it is not enough to make the bacterium survive in environments that have too much of it. Since genetic modification on a precise scale is at least fifteen years away, the team decide to build a 1950s style "atomic garden" to stimulate faster mutation and artificially select the best strains.This, however, does nothing to establish whether the critter is terrestrial or not; that will take a long time.>>3808556(It depends on who helps with the capstone research. By default, with just regular engineers, it will give a fixed bonus to your 51% attack chances; it may do other things depending on who else works on it).
>>3808562Your next scheduled meeting is on month 39. The next scheduled meeting is on month 42.Carpatescu has given you the option to meet via teleconference in quarters in which he's been happy with your work; cutting it too close with the deadline may make him decide that he wants to see you in person, however, he is generally satisfied with your performance, and you just touched base with him lats month in occasion of the Alkali launch.
>>3807838>>38084761) Assign 4 factories to network parts.2) 3 work teams to produce and sell Nomenklators.3a) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in Western and Eastern Europe, the UK, Eastern Russia and all of North America excluding Central America.3b) In the case that anons want to perform the mandate competition this month, replace Eastern Russia with Central Africa.4) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Foreman. 5) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in North Africa with Aki.6) Assign the covert and black-ops teams to situational mission performance with Moira and 4 units of drones as backup.7) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence with Aki's help.8) Dr Diamond goes to help either the UNDRR or GCASA.9) Foreman performs a survey in Central America.This is the definitive version of my turn plan and I'd argue our best chance of securing economic supremacy without much risk.>>3808573Could we send him a message basically saying "Leaving the Africa situation to last minute in hopes situation resolves, will deploy in last month with excessive security to ensure success if situation does not improve." to imply we wanted to but are scared of losing people or something? Anything to justify the last-minute nature or would he take all of the regions getting a network upgrade as a good enough reason to give us a pass given what we know about him?
>>3808583You're one of the few people who can send an email to Carpatescu's office and expect a personal reply from the man; at worst, he'll get mad, at best, he'll agree. Your call if you intend to write him.
>>3808583Is Moira going to go with the Blackwatch, or the other guys?
>>3808600We'll determine once the missions are known. After all, it wouldn't make sense to deploy her with the Blackwatch if they're doing the least important mission.
>>3808562>I apologise if that is how you feel but I don't see it.The moonwalk part? I made that up after experiencing sleep paralysis.I gave up Cell Sol for Defense and beefing up other projects?And it seems like you want to give up satellites too.>>3808573Why is Turn 42 written and highlight in red under the AI, MCP thing?>>3808583No I would like it done by the end of turn 39!I'd rather we have the team focus on research or something else than make nomenclatures.Why is foreman surveying instead of recruiting someone like Rose?
>>3808605That's when the MCP will be sufficiently entrenched in both the financial system, and the habits of the people who run the financial system, that a 51% attack will no longer be possible. (AKA that's when the MCP also crosses the finish line)
>>3808605Survey actions are used for a chance at recruiting agents.
>>3808605>I made that up after experiencing sleep paralysisWell that is horrifying, I hope you are okay anon.>I gave up Cell Sol for Defense and beefing up other projects?A fair point. I'll concede that you did alter your plans but the whole 360 thing still makes little sense.>And it seems like you want to give up satellites too.Yep. I'd rather focus on the economic thing since that should give us so much control that we can force a victory just by sheer preparation.>Why is Turn 42 written and highlight in red under the AI, MCP thing?That is when he wants to bring the system online to my understanding.>No I would like it done by the end of turn 39!Okay.>I'd rather we have the team focus on research or something else than make nomenclatures.Yeah but they help balance the budget, if I was more confident on what we were going to do next turn then I'd assign them elsewhere but I'm not so I want to ensure we have a good cash surplus to ensure we can do anything we need or want to.>Why is foreman surveying instead of recruiting someone like Rose?Because that slipped my mind.
>>3808615But we are trying to recruit a specific person, that we already encountered. Looking in a different place for them, well unless its "destiny", I doubt we will we find them there.>>3808619>the whole 360 thing still makes little sense.Its a meme?I mainly just want the satellite at this point, because I don't want to risk the planet being infected by things that can chew up a satellite.Well maybe we can plan out the next two months then and try to stick to it?
(Imma put the covert ops stuff on the table)Enoch Litwala is, of course, wanting to keep up momentum -- but you may gain by letting him flounder without your support.# Press advantage in Morocco by supporting troop movements down to Western Sahara. 1BN# There's a chance of Raveshaw going for a decapitation strike on Malindi; assist Litwala's militia into moving into Nairobi in force to dissuade that plan. 1BN# A Nigerian group operating in South Africa has promised Litwala access to a cache of highly advanced weapons, including directed-energy weapons and motorized armor. Escort his emissary there. 1BNElsewhere in Africa, here's what's going on.# Klaue has a buyer for a heart implant; he's willing to pay you in ordnance. (Reward: 1 unit of tier 3 weaponry: bombs, Stinger missiles, small field guns). (Blackwatch optional)# Someone, you don't know who, has put a bounty on Neall Ellis. 4BN (Blackwatch needed)Moving away from there, the pickings are a little slim.# Chairman Yang wants a Japanese zaibatsu CEO and his family rubbed off for actively resisting his policies. 1BN (Blackwatch needed)# Moira reckons that finishing off that Mexican drug lord will result in a fair amount of loot. (Blackwatch optional; unknown reward)# UNDRR needs protection as they begin to relocate the Nauru people. (Blackwatch optional)>>3808634(Thanks for saving me from looking like an idiot and pointing out angles)
>>38085831) Assign 4 factories to aerospace parts.2) Sell 3 network parts for 6bn, purchase 2 aerospace parts.2) 3 work teams launch a satellite at the end of the next month of size 4.3) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in Western Europe and all of North America excluding Central America.4) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Foreman. 5) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in North Africa with Aki.6) Assign the covert and black-ops teams to situational mission performance with Moira and 4 units of drones as backup.7) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence with Aki's help.8) Dr Diamond goes to help either the UNDRR or GCASA.9) Foreman attempts to recruit previously encountered agent-opportunities or however you'd phrase that.And then the following turn starting with: CASH = 7+, 3 POWER, 0 NETW1) Assign 6 factories and 7 work teams to network parts. Producing 13 in total.2) Construct a solar-cellular pylon in Eastern Europe, the UK and Eastern Russia.3) Sell the remaining 10 Network components for 21 Bn.4) Assign 4 work teams to research Defence, again Aki helping.5) Assign 2 work teams to research Energy, again Aki helping.6) Assign Foreman, Foreman and Dr Diamond to surveying all of north america besides central america.7) Assign the covert and blackops teams again to situational missions with Moira and all 4 drone units in support.>>3808634>Its a meme?I know that, I mean in context.>I mainly just want the satellite at this point, because I don't want to risk the planet being infected by things that can chew up a satellite.Fair enough but to be honest I don't see us fitting it into a budget.>Well maybe we can plan out the next two months then and try to stick to it?I'm doing that right now. What do you think of it.
>>3808652# Press advantage in Morocco by supporting troop movements down to Western Sahara. 1BN# There's a chance of Raveshaw going for a decapitation strike on Malindi; assist Litwala's militia into moving into Nairobi in force to dissuade that plan. 1BN# A Nigerian group operating in South Africa has promised Litwala access to a cache of highly advanced weapons, including directed-energy weapons and motorized armor. Escort his emissary there. 1BN# Klaue has a buyer for a heart implant; he's willing to pay you in ordnance. (Reward: 1 unit of tier 3 weaponry: bombs, Stinger missiles, small field guns). (Blackwatch optional)# UNDRR needs protection as they begin to relocate the Nauru people. (Blackwatch optional)First 4 are Covert teams, final one is Blackwatch.
>>3808660Also I presume the final one does see us get payed, just not a noteworthy profit (e,g we will break even on deploying the team)? If not, change that mission for: # Moira reckons that finishing off that Mexican drug lord will result in a fair amount of loot. (Blackwatch optional; unknown reward)
>>3808660Feels like we are spread a little thin no?>A Nigerian group operating in South Africa has promisedPretty sure that's a Nigerian Prince behind the deal.
>>3808667Yeah but we've got drones to soak the risk and we get payed either way. I mean what if they did have energy guns? They could be useful to advance our research later after he's secured africa.
>>3808660> blackwatch on carla's mission that she is ethically conflicted aboutno. just.... no.>>3808667>>3808660> nigerian power armorBut the fooking prawns haven't even landed yet!
>>3808672Offer them CATs Food and supplies.I think blackwatch can go with Klaue or the Nigerian group.I'd rather we get linked up with south Africa to get them into the game, so it allows us some time to do other thing if we don't have to baby sit Litwala
>>3808666Sorry! The Nauru job pays like normal, 1BN.
>>3808672>no. just.... no.Yeah sorry I'm in a rush and I fucked that one and pasted the last two across in the wrong order: the blackwatch were meant to be escorting Klaue's client.Speaking of the fact I'm in a rush, I'm logging off now and I apologise that I won't be back until 16-17 hours from now so I'll probably miss the end of this vote unless OP is willing to wait or the vote gets tied or something.I would ask that everyone tries to use my recently posted plan as a basis for future action while I'm offline if we can't agree to use that. Personally I think it's one of our best hopes: it gets the factories; sorts the orbital stuff; improves our security; strengthens the ground network to improve economic takeover odds; grabs a few agents and also grabs a bit of other research while maintaining a comfortable monetary surplus.
>>3808683It's all good!but I am going to vote AGAINST any plan that puts Blackwatch on Carlas missions. That's a really fast way to lose a friend.
>>3808691Yeah like I said, last two missions wrong way round. Literally just have them take the heart-implant mission rather than the island mission. I'd make a new post but I've really got to go, future posts come at a cost for me.
>>3808655Wouldn't it be better to make network parts from the factories to sell, then buy the parts?Perhaps we can sell some drones and weapons?We also don't seem to do our mandate in this or last month?I also want to see if we can haggle with Gus into letting us build another factory in Europe for another CS Pylon. So maybe put it in like Eastern Russia or Asia somewhere, maybe near Carla's HQ.
>>3808683Okay, we'll try and keep as much of it as possible.
>>3808696(Are you seconding the covert stuff, or the whole plan?)>>3808692(Have fun, be safe!)
>>3808695>Wouldn't it be better to make network parts from the factories to sell, then buy the parts?Seeing as that is what I am suggesting, yes it would.>Perhaps we can sell some drones and weapons?Drones no, weapons maybe. Consider power supplies too in fact.>We also don't seem to do our mandate in this or last month?Yeah you are right, I missed something in the internal logic. I'd go over it but I'm really pushing the limit here already, I'll see what I can do though if this decision hasn't been made tomorrow if I get a chance: although I'd possibly need to post from a different IP.At the very least, the minimal change that needs to be made is this: 1 less network part sold in month 1; as the profits from our covert ops odd to cover the difference but just in case they don't, consider dropping the energy research for additional network parts production or similar alterations.An additional consideration: we don't need to make our economic push immediately if I remember rightly; having 20 Bn next month not critical but extremely advised; possibility of extending to third month?>I also want to see if we can haggle with Gus into letting us build another factory in Europe for another CS Pylon. So maybe put it in like Eastern Russia or Asia somewhere, maybe near Carla's HQ.That is a bad idea: the whole point of the pylons is to gain economic control. However given my plan is currently incapable of fulfilling the mandate as you pointed out, we could move that pylon to Africa to fix this fact and satisfy your plan.The main points of the plan though are there: the factories are critical; the pylons are critical; the (defence) research is critical; the money is critical; the satellite is a compromise point but is admittedly pretty critical potentially to avoiding a plague / trumpet; sell what you must and cut the energy research if you must but try to spare all the critical shit. Rely on the covert team's for profit to makeup the difference if worst comes to worst.
>>3808703Mostly the covert plan.>>38087031) Assign 4 factories to network parts.2) Sell 7 network parts for 14bn.4) 3 work teams launch a satellite at the end of the next month of size 5.5) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in Western Europe and North America by CATS HQ (MID)6) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Foreman.7) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in North Africa with Aki.8) Assign the covert and black-ops teams to situational mission performance with Moira and 4 units of drones as backup.9) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence with Aki's help.10) Dr Diamond goes to help either the UNDRR or GCASA.11) Foreman attempts to recruit previously encountered agent-opportunities or however you'd phrase that.A)Recruit RoseB)Survey A place we haven't yet like Europe to recruit a engineer or something.And then the following turn starting with: CASH = 6+, 3 POWER, 0 NETWhere's my slight changes if its okay for this turn?
>>3808710I'll try and adapt the 2nd part with mandate, and make up any shortfalls by selling our weapon stocks.Also doesn't it cost us 1 BN to use work crews to produce a network part? so while it sells for two it ends up netting us 1 bn? Since the production eats up 1 BN? Do I have that right or am I being dumb?
>>3808714you have that right.Normally, you cannot sell network parts and so on, but this was around y2k.You CANNOT sell generators and I am an idiot for leaving that in, but it looks like yer not using it.(IRL you could pick up generators for pennies on the dollar after the y2k scare resolved into nothing, but enterprise network equipment was still at a premium until march-april)
>>3808725Wait so selling network parts and Power generation is not possible this turn?And make 1 network part with crew + Selling it = 1BN - 2BN = 1 BN net Correct?Please directly confirm this (again) because it will change a lot in the next month post.
>>3808731Selling network: yes.Selling power. No, I messed up the paste, it should've gone away Dec 1999.If anything, right now should be a good time to buy network parts. God I'm dumb.> And make 1 network part with crew + Selling it = 1BN - 2BN = 1 BN net Correct?Yes
>>3808739I'm mildly confused, due to reading the reply in context to my post.....I think we are all being a bit dumb and confused.Its like I haven't slept and barely ate in a while. Since yesterday?
>>3808739Selling network: Yes, its possible to sell.Correct? Y/N?
>>3808739Selling power: No, market is inflated so not worth any money.Correct? Y/N?
>>3808739Last few.Selling a network part after Y2K is worth 1BNCorrect? Y/N?Using a work crew to make a network part and selling it will net us 0BN due to cost in making it.Correct? Y/N?
>>3808751also correct>>3808660(To clarify: As per >>3808683 this should say# Press advantage in Morocco by supporting troop movements down to Western Sahara. 1BN# There's a chance of Raveshaw going for a decapitation strike on Malindi; assist Litwala's militia into moving into Nairobi in force to dissuade that plan. 1BN# UNDRR needs protection as they begin to relocate the Nauru people.# Klaue has a buyer for a heart implant; he's willing to pay you in ordnance. (Reward: 1 unit of tier 3 weaponry: bombs, Stinger missiles, small field guns).# A Nigerian group operating in South Africa has promised Litwala access to a cache of highly advanced weapons, including directed-energy weapons and motorized armor. Escort his emissary there. Blackwatch)
I apologize for being so retarded, but I haven't eaten and slept since Monday like evening?
>>3808760then get some frickin sleep the quest will be here when you get back!!!!given the pace of it, i doubt much will happen while you GET SOME REST.Cmon.
>>3808763Like, frickin no!Just ate a handful of nuts, and gulping down 2L buttole of suger!
>>3808703>>3808712Next month plan?1) Assign 6 factories to network parts. 2) Construct a solar-cellular pylon in, the UK, Eastern Russia, South America by our HQ, Eastern USA, and West USA.3) Sell the remaining 1 Network components for 2 Bn.4) Assign 4 work teams to research Defence, again Aki helping.5) Assign 2 work teams to research Energy, again Aki helping.6) Assign Foreman, Foreman and Dr Diamond to surveying all of north america besides central america.7) Recruit a work crew 3 work teams8) Make nomenclators to sell 5 work crews. +5BN9) Assign the covert and blackops teams again to situational missions with Moira and all 4 drone units in support.4BN left?
>>3808768(Honestly I was kind of wanting to call it quits early today too, I have to get back to work on that earthquake switch thing... IRL it takes a bit more than a month with a small team. get some sleep?)
>>3808774(Looks good, and it may leave room to do the 51% attack thing.)
>>3808759As for the cover teams, I'd like to double up the teams but I guess we'll stretch them thin.At least there's enough drones to cover each team...# Press advantage in Morocco by supporting troop movements down to Western Sahara. 1BN+Covert+Drones# There's a chance of Raveshaw going for a decapitation strike on Malindi; assist Litwala's militia into moving into Nairobi in force to dissuade that plan. 1BN+Covert+Drones# UNDRR needs protection as they begin to relocate the Nauru people.+Covert team# Klaue has a buyer for a heart implant; he's willing to pay you in ordnance. (Reward: 1 unit of tier 3 weaponry: bombs, Stinger missiles, small field guns).+Covert+Drones# A Nigerian group operating in South Africa has promised Litwala access to a cache of highly advanced weapons, including directed-energy weapons and motorized armor. Escort his emissary there.+Blackwatch+Drones
>>3808778Trying to keep as much of purple anons plans intact and viable.We may have to start selling some stocks since due to the network miscalculation we are falling largely short of cash.
>>3808778Well that's all. Gonna fix some food and come back in 30. Dunno if we can proceed or if you need extra confirmation.
So what are Raëlians getting up to in Left Beyond? I imagine all of the Space shenanigans must be great for their little UFO religion, yes?
>>3808781>>3808785Looks good to me. Dr Diamond is going to have to go on the Klaue job though, maybe she can just do the operation there and then.>>3808712>>3808655I'm going to put these together.These look hard to put together, we should use the "make and sell nomenklators" bonus since it's going away. so how about.1) 4 factories make Nomenklators. It's the last time we get to sell them so let's go all out.2) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in Western Europe3) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Foreman.4) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in North Africa with Aki.5) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence with Aki's help.6) Moira and Suzanna and drones with covert ops teams.7) Foreman tries to recruit. Try to get Roze.This leaves out 2 work teams. The problem is that this plan has no space stuff. Thoughs? Maybe risk failing some things?
>>3808801They're around! They are doing quite well, in fact...One thing that annoys you is that they have been preaching far and wide that Fragment 4 is in fact a UFO, and will make a soft landing, and bring wonderful gifts to humanity.Since F4 has changed trajectory "unexpectedly" (due to the nudger probe), their preaching is getting some traction in the popular press and on the internet. You hope that this collective surge of belief won't affect Fragment 4's atmospheric skip, which is an inherently chaotic and unpredictable event.Tsion Ben-Judah had a long and surprisingly polite blog post to make about it on his website, the gist of which being that aliens can't exist because they aren't mentioned in the Bible:In a biblical worldview, we don’t expect alien life to exist. The Bible tells us Earth was formed to be inhabited and the other celestial bodies were created for signs, seasons, days, and years. It was to Earth that Jesus came to save us, not to another planet to save another race of beings.When I think of the majority of intelligent scientists who have studied God’s magnificent creation but have nonetheless rejected Him and have instead chosen to believe in aliens and millions of years of evolution, I am reminded of Romans 1:18–25. God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—are clearly revealed in the natural world so that there is no excuse for rejecting God or suppressing the truth about Him. The thinking of man apart from God is nothing more than futile speculations. Exchanging the truth of God, such as creation, for a lie, such as evolution, and turning to a mere creature such as hypothetical aliens for answers is strikingly similar to what is recorded in Romans 1:25.But when we start from the Bible, the evidence makes sense. The universe is consistent with the biblical teaching that the earth is a special creation. The magnificent beauty and size of a universe, which is apparently devoid of life except for one little world where life abounds, is exactly what we would expect from a biblical worldview. The truth is not “out there;” the truth is in there—in the Bible! The Lord Jesus is the truth (John 14:6). So, when we base our thinking on what God has said in His Word, we find that the universe makes sense.The Raelian response is pretty lapidary: "Aliens can't exist because they are not in the Bible? Great, neither are America or Australia. Where's half your congregation from again?"(Hey blue anon can I ask you to break a tie on the various plans? Security plan looks set, work plan has some uncertain bits tho)
(Sure! Any areas in particular that need a tie break?)
>>3808807Wait what? Why?I already tried to work it all together.Are you doing it for turn 38 or turn 39?
>>3808807There is a satellite launch in step 3/4 (it got mislabled)
>>3808810Giest, which satellite has the seeds in it?
Rolled 81, 18, 50, 70, 84 = 303 (5d100)>>3808807>>3808781>>3808785You're dispatching most of your forces to Africa; Rebohoth is growing more vulnerable by the day, and it makes sense to press on.You handpick older folks with prior police experience and a record of compassion for the platoon you'll be sending Carla; the relocation of Nauru must happen in a peaceful manner. Most of the islanders will be moved to the nearby Solomon Islands and be assigned plots of land that will try to mimic their existing way of life; however, a number of them, especially the young, wish to move to New Zealand instead.--Klaue meets with your security squad, and Dr. Diamond, off the coast of Senegal, on the Garibaldi; the carrier is configured as a hospital ship, with a medevac helicopter courtesy of the Moroccan people from the last time the modular warship was in that area. Klaue has been told that it's ultimately Dr. Diamond's decision whether the artificial heart can be installed right there on the ship or next month at her facility in Rio, and is okay with it.Your people aren't too surprised to discover that the patient is Klaue himself. "Let's face, I'm not as young as I used to be. I could use the extra stamina, and I could damn well use the life insurance since Mainyu Mazda is on my case. Besides, consider it advertisement: I get a bit of bionic superman cred, you get more customers."--Your troops land in Malindi and spread out across the continent from there; a few of your men have actually been flying back and forth, taking full advantage of your "frequent-flyer program" that lets most of your personnel fly for free. Some will remain in Kenya, some will head north.A few days after the Tiger Mafia is pounding the ground again, your Blackwatch platoon makes a much less triumphal entry in Nairobi airport, undercover, and meets Litwala's negotiator there.>>3808820I think that the disagreement is between >>3808712 and >>3808655 and >>3808807over what to make; aerospace parts, or nomenklators, or network parts.>>3808846Both do.
>>3808851>>3808846(Which action is Moira on by the way)
>>3808810I'm going to go with this plan: >>3808781
>>3808851# There's a chance of Raveshaw going for a decapitation strike on Malindi; assist Litwala's militia into moving into Nairobi in force to dissuade that plan. 1BNThis one sounds the most dangerous so Moira should go with with.
>>3808807Also we may get into a legal battle if we do too many nomeclators.Purple anon wanted to build a bunch of CS pylons for the 51% attack.
>>3808851If we had the advanced augmentations, we could make him Dr. Klaue.
>>3808851Litwala's political platform isn't anything to write home about: he pledges that Africa will properly join the global economy, and that rising tide will lift all boats. Admittedly, the arrival of a team of cyberneticists intending to help organize Northern Africa's disparate manufacturies and artisanal workshops so that they can sell to the global marketplace in an efficient way seems to match his lofty goal; the people living there, or in Kenya, don't know that it's in big part your doing, and don't need to.Raveshaw is smart enough to figure that the window of opportunity for taking down Litwala is closing, and takes it with a vengeance: the same subversion teams that forced your people to retreat from the valley last month now terrorize Malindi with a series of American-style shooting sprees. Uniformly, the people responsible were terminal Eye Candy addicts. With the militia and police busy trying to prevent the next shooting, and having to crackdown on narcotics -- which makes them easy target for propaganda ops painting them as oppressors -- Litwala decides to move camp to Nairobi.A squad of sharpshooters is waiting for him. Litwala was wise enough to use body doubles, and loses one in a well-orchestrated shooting that sees a sharpshooter strike from an office building.Fortunately for the would-be subpotentate, Moira has a decade of experience in dirty fighting in a city; while her platoon stays in Malindi to keep the peace, she appoints herself Litwala's personal bodyguard, and acts as extra as she possibly can, to the point where the statesman complains that she's cutting into his airtime. Raveshaw's assassins realize that they have to take her out of commission first, and for a moment, they do -- she is apparently shot in the chest diving to protect her charge.Litwala calls for a day of mourning; the assassins' daring plan to go after him during Moira's funeral is foiled by the Irishwoman herself who, courtesy of a blood squib and modern body armor, was merely winded. The implant helped her get back into the fight quickly, but she'll need to rest for a few days due to overexertion.Attrition, and the ensuing firefight -- during which Moira shows what someone with two hearts can do, running down the sharpshooters like a San persistence hunter -- almost wipe out your drone contingent, but Moira is little worse for wear.Litwala takes credit for the plan, but his decision to abandon Malindi is ill seen by his supporters; overall, it's a wash. Moira's reputation, however, is greatly burnished, with Raveshaw himself vowing that he is going to cut the war witch's heart out of her chest with a spoon.* Assassination foiled* Drones lost* Moira got to show off>>3808865(Thanks! I think the disagreement is over the work plan)
So shouldn't we have two satellites?one is 1 propellent 1 camera 3 repeaterAnother is It carries 3 repeaters, 1 hydrazine tank, and 1 camera arrayThread 9No.3744636No.3744725No.3744811The large satellite design takes relatively little time: much like everything else you've been doing, losing a little bit of efficiency for the sake of modularity has paid off in speeding up deployment time greatly. The satellite will hold a large amount of repeaters - essentially, the guts of three of your microsat swarms, set to pop out of the repurposed space station module and then sit out on semirigid tethers - and a telescope camera.No.3763487McLachalan of GCASA lets you know that his teams are assembling an Energia rocket stack, with a large nuclear warhead on top, as Carpatescu commanded. You're due to launch the big satellite at Baikonur at the end of the month. You do have to decide which territory it will watch over, though. It carries 3 repeaters, 1 hydrazine tank, and 1 camera array that has been configured to look for otherworldly threats.Thread 10No.3774460Your engineers have designed a large satellite, derived from Soyuz/Salyut/Shenzhou components, that can hold cameras and other systems in addition to repeater antennas and cache drives.You currently have one in a Molniya orbit over western Russia.Further research into satellites will allow making more component types. Right now you can install communications arrays (which do the job they are supposed to do), cameras (configured for high-resolution terrain imaging, or asteroid tracking), and hydrazine tanks, allowing it to change its orbit or perform a (somewhat) controlled crash.The satellite also holds 20kg of seeds and a reentry pod for them, as a sort of ark of last resort in case of ecocide.Its hard to go over it in a rush, but We spend 1 satellite recently that was a pusher in the last thread... That much I remember.
>>3808892Moira you crazy war witch, I could kiss ya!I wouldn't want to miss ya!
This wouldn't be the same area of Africa with the infamous genital-snatching witch scares, would it?
Klaue is on the Garibaldi when the news of the false assassination comes on, and asks Dr. Diamond to do the operation immediately, on the ship. She patiently explains that the hospital ship's facilities are adequate, but not as good as what is available in Rio. It's fairly obvious that he was hoping to get some of his people to learn how to implant the technology. Eventually, realizing that the operation is invasive and there's a chance of death, the man relents, and the two fly back to Rio to do the deed.Klaue will be out of commission for a month or so while he recovers; for now, after seeing what Moira can do, he's very happy to pay the agreed-upon price.The Garibaldi's cargo hold is heavy with# field artillery pieces.# bombs, air-to-air missiles, and rocket pods for the Antonovs and IFVs.# miniguns.* Tier 3 weapons can now be bought.----Your OTHER attempt at weapons trafficking involving advanced technology and dodgy black marketeers, alas, doesn't go nearly as well: your people escort Litwala's emissary into South Africa, where they meet in the camp of a Nigerian gang. It becomes pretty obvious that the "advanced weapons" are regular bullpup rifles that have been trussed up with unnecessary parts to look futuristic. The gang even rustled up some movie props to add to the shipment!Your men point this out to Litwala's envoy, and when he tries to back out of the deal, the Nigerians made it very clear that it's too late to back off, and his choices are take the weapons and leave the money, or leave both.Getting your drones to simulate a police raid, with sirens and the occasional pistol shot, is trivial; the Nigerians are sufficiently jumpy that they fall for it, and in the next twenty seconds, your Blackwatch platoon break the standoff and effectively massacres half the gang.The emissary goes back to Litwala in disgrace,The "exoskeleton" turned out to be a sort of leg and back brace intended for use by dockworkers for preventing back injuries in repetitive lifting jobs; you understand that a Korean company prototyped it a few years back, but got nothing concrete out of it. Your men take that back to the Garibaldi, as well as some cool looking but useless toys. The bullpup rifles, once stripped of the Nerf accessories and so on, are fairly serviceable, and will be used to arm Litwala's militia.The Blackwatch have a story to tell, and at least Litwala paid up without making a fuss.>>3808914Yep.>>3808904You do have two big satellites, see the map - they're the blue triangle pointing left, with "h1" text, which means they have 1 tank each. :) The nudger isn't on the map because it was sent to F4 immediately.
>>3808914The ones that uses snakes to rape men and rob them of their semen?https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3071749/Man-raped-gunpoint-THREE-women-collect-semen-cooler-box-steal-South-Africa.htmlOr something like that.
>>3808918Tell the men to not press the red button!
>>3808918I thought we had a 3 tank one.....Whatever.So why did we go to an obvious Nigerian scam again?
>>3808918Enoch Litwala is not a nice man, but this situation needs no nice men: he can handle the nuances of regime change in Africa far better than you ever could.Western Sahara has been a semiautonomous contested territory for decades, and taking it means convincing every village mayor and every head of a nomadic extended family that they are better off working with you than against you.Your covert ops platoon works closely with the workers setting up a Synco system in northern Africa, escorting them, providing support, and occasionally letting Litwala's men smooth feathers after they have been ruffled.This part of the world does not have much of an industrial economy, but Aki's help means that the Synco system installed here will turn the nuance of the existing -- and often centuries old -- informal network of traders, workshops, traditional manufactories, and artisan dynasties that exists in the region by giving them a gateway to the global market that will not disturb their way of life. For example, rather than sending work orders to shops directly, the system will go through existing village brokers, setting up a sort of reverse auction between them that will result in lower markups without affecting the artisans' profits. The modified Synco system also puts in place a microlending infrastructure that will encourage people to set up their own small shop or trading stall, increasing goods liquidity. Taking cues from the experience of Dr. Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh, the microlending system is apparently run in person, with mostly women going door to door to propose transaction to possible candidates (and recording data with the Nomenklator under their shawls). A few instances of people intending to push back the new system violently are quickly made an example of by your security squads, and the transition is peaceful.Aki has been gearing up for a hacker war with the MCP, and hopes that what she learned about alternatives to traditional finances here will help -- she's not worried about taking out the MCP so much as she's worried about the aftermath.It becomes clear, after three weeks or so, that the advantages of joining up with Litwala far outweigh the fear of Rebohoth, and the Western Sahara territory is taken by Litwala with a body count in the low double digits.* The BOCHICA factory management system was installed successfully in northern Africa.* The security operation was successful.
>>3808926The snakes are new. The version I'm familiar just involves run-of-the-mill penis snatching. ---# minigunsNot a military nerd, but they're portable yes? Can they mounted to jeeps or made into "Gatling guns"? The latter could be useful in gunning down Demonic Cavalry...
>>3808918>field artillary. The most beautiful shot is one where the enemy never sees the gun.
Rolled 75 (1d100)On the other side of the world, things aren't going so well; the evacuation of Nauru was marred by a riot. Drone surveillance does much to nip this sort of thing in the bud, but the riot's spark -- a fight between two families over a choice piece of land in the Solomon Islands -- was unavoidable.The evacuation has begun, but Carla was hoping that it would not have to happen at gunpoint, or involve body bags; she sees even as much as one death as a failure.Your men did their job with competence, and as much as they could, with compassion, but sometimes it's possible to do everything right and still lose; there's no great lesson to learn there, it's just... life.But people still died.You brace for a phone call from UNDRR HQ, and it comes -- but rather than angry, or exhasperated, it's just sad. Carla is a statistician: she knows that, by any metric, the evacuation -- forced relocation, rather, as she calls it in person, although not on official documents -- is going much better than comparable operations in previous history.But people still died.The four victims of normal human stupidity are buried in their people's new homeland; hopefully, in time, it will help them put down roots.(OK, so what's the work plan?)
>>3808918# bombs, air-to-air missiles, and rocket pods for the Antonovs and IFVs.There was mention of Rebohoth coming across air power?
>>3808712Ill support this. We are selling stuff next turn to do the 51% yeah?
>>3808967Yes; he was setting up an air cavalry unit using repurposed civilian planes, much like yours.>>3808968Remember that you must have 20BN and 20 units of supplies in storage.
>>3808951(Oh, there's all sort of stuff. Here's one I personally hate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxqfxhsAYYI )
>>3808968I don't know. Purple anons plan was to do so with network parts being sold to make up for the shortfall but he seemed to have overlooked that by using crews to build and sell, we don't make enough to cover it since it costs 1 BN to make a network part with humans, and sells for 2BN nets us only 1 BN so its more effort than it's worth. May as well sell nomenclators.So I'm trying to figure how to make up the shortfall without having to butcher his original post and wishes to the point we'd need to rethink it all.I'm tempted to do it in turn 40, but it was strongly against that.Selling most of our supplies won't even cover it, unless we cut back on making CS pylons and selling the network parts, which handicaps us in the 51% attack. More pylons = greater success.
>>3808977*He was strongly against that.
>>3808962Where is the south African support?
>>3808977There is a bonus on selling Nomenklator this month. However, you are likely to no longer be able to do so soon, because BOCHICA headsets that are less well integrated but cheaper and easier to buy are getting to be a thing.
>>3808980(North Africa support + factory with Aki is in >>3808946 )
>>3808983South Africans and the farmers.They said they would help.
>>3808986(This month's caper for South Africa was the Nigerian guys)Litwala has been negotiating that particular land dispute; you don't think he'll get farther with it than anyone before him, but at least for now they aren't shooting at each other.
>>3808977Well we use our 6 factories to make 6 network and sell em we make 12 so thats most of itThen we can use 2 teams to make the celsol pylon amd the rest to make and sell nomenclatures and research def.
>>3808993We only have 4 factories right now, two of them are to be built/being built
>>3808983Did we have to pay for the weapons from the Nigerian scam gang?We should have gotten + 5 for african jobs...
>>3808959>>3808951>>3808967Klaue has been cautioned by Suzanna to not overindulge; in order to make sure that he keeps to that, his implant is firmware-locked in monitoring mode until he's stayed sober for at least two weeks, as measured by the implant itself. You asked Suzanna to install a GPS in the unit, but she refused, citing the Hippocratic oath and her patient's obvious wish that it not be done.>>3809001Nope, you did not. You got paid by Enoch Litwala -- he was happy to fork the cash over, not wanting to be further embarassed by the incident -- and the small arms that your Blackwatch platoon recovered were distributed to local militias loyal to Enoch.
>>3808991>>38089911) Assign 4 factories to network parts.2) Sell 7 network parts for 14bn.3) Buy 4 Aerospace parts.4) 3 work teams launch a satellite at the end of the next month of size 4.5) Construct an additional solar-cellular pylon in Western Europe and North America by CATS HQ (MID)6) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in Western Europe with Foreman.7) Assign 4 work teams to construct a factory in North Africa with Aki.8) Assign 3 work teams to do research into defence with Aki's help.9) Dr Diamond goes to help either the UNDRR or GCASA.10) Foreman attempts to recruit previously encountered agent-opportunities or however you'd phrase that.A)Recruit RoseB)Survey A place we haven't yet like Europe to recruit a engineer or something.Some actions are already done and have been removed, ie African combat operations.Get the factories build and get the factory in Europe builtWe should have 14 BN.
>>3809004So the next most agreeable thing is the CS Pylon in Western Europe + Building the Factory.
>>3809005Ah shoot I forgot to remove an extra action for the foreman.Scratch out option B under step 10)
>>3809004Also If Dr. Diamonds action hasn't been taken by operating on Klaue, she can help UNDRR or GCASA.
>>3808993>>3809005>>3808951(yall tell me!)
>>3809018I prefer the stuff that can take out Armored units and enemy aircraft. Air power wrecked our teams last time.We already have a minigun, artillery might be nice but is a pain to transport. It would help break and stalemates. Depends how much ammo we get for the big guns. and if they come with air burst rounds.
>>3808999Yeah im talking about next turn >>3809005Sure i will support this
>>3809018So for me its Anti Air/ArmorThen Artillery.Then Miniguns.
Seems like artillery won then.
>>3808918>bombs, air-to-air missiles, and rocket pods for the Antonovs and IFVs
Rolled 36, 10, 10 = 56 (3d100)Antonovs are slow, but very maneuverable; with the addition of rocket pods taken from combat helicopters, they will be able to stand a chance against similarly armed aircraft. Rebohoth's ersatz air force is expected to use newer planes which will be faster, but less maneuverable and less resistant to damage -- your pilots will have to take that into consideration before getting into a dogfight.The rocket pods can also be installed on your IFVs, giving them some anti-air capabilities.Of course, removing gunners and passengers in favor of a bomb bay also increases your small air force's tactical options. Klaue's men help yours in identifying the most commonly available bomblet ordnance type, and after about a week of tinkering, you have GPS-guided Mark 81 bombs that can be carried under an Antonov's wings.Your engineers briefly consider rebuilding the Antonovs into pod-planes like the XC120, but decide that it would be a little excessive, and cut into the Soviet biplane's simplicity of design and maintenance. Instead, the planes' lower fuselage is strengthened with two titanium bars, and a slot is cut on the bottom between them to allow relatively quick replacement of the passenger compartment with a bomb bay. A simple pit arrangement much like that in a mechanic's shop allows replacements to be made in a few hours.Barring a miracle or the recruiting of a pilot with superhuman skill, none of this would be much help against a modern air force, of course, but there's only one of those left on Earth, and it seems to be willing to remain neutral.--After the brief, and fortunately unjustified, Y2K panic, businesses want to shore up their IT infrastructure; your factories and workers are happy to oblige.You want to get some insurance when it comes to Fragment 4, and once again lease the Baikonur launch pad for a Proton rocket to be assembled; officially, this is simply another communications satellite in your constellation -- the nudger probe, on the books, did not shut off its maneuvering thrusters after orbital insertion and tumbled off into the wrong orbit.After discovering that you did not, after all, catch Ikko, you decide to prepare for retaliation; while writing software for the African Synco system, Aki will also cooperate with Vajpayee to ensure that your systems cannot be subverted.The two do not get along one bit.Vajpayee hates Aki's scattershot approach; Aki seems to have slowly figured out that she is outside your regular command structure (more likely, she figured out that there is a command structure other than "The Foreman usually tells people what to work on") and her attempt to make friends with your security chief by initiating a little prank war misfires spectacularly, culminating in the "death" of a drone tank by revolver shot and Vajpayee's utter refusal to help Aki fix it (she doesn't need his help, of course, she just wanted to do something with him that she's comfortable doing despite her social anxiety).
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3809419I can't think of anything decent or good to ask Ikko right now so....# Talk to Aki and Raman.How effective would 2 tanks and 1 com and 1 camera be for pushing? Would 3 tank for boosters/thrust be significant?
>>3809424Yes, it would be significant. However, at this point it's more a matter of ensuring that F4 hits the atmosphere at the right angle, more than any momentum transfer. Imagine a flat stone skipping on water; it's all about the angle it hits at.That said, having a nice camera will answer the big question -- is there anything alive on the fragment?The joint venture with Ryan Andrews and the Ecumenical Council is bringing some fruit; you receive a high-resolution scan of a complete copy of the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, one of the most sought after grimoires in the 1500s.Interestingly, the incomplete version was usually sold as an appendix to De Praestigiis Daemonum, possibly the world's first treatise to make the point that witchcraft doesn't exist and people who act possessed are in fact mentally ill. If it had seen wider distribution, maybe we'd have skipped the Salem witch trials...# Leaking this out should, if anything, dampen the occult fad a bit; let's do that.# Your Remnant prisoners are very unlikely to read it, but make it available to them anyway, to see what happens.# Just put it on the reference-texts server for now.Pontifex Mathews is a little miffed about Tsion not having invited him at the gathering of witnesses in Israel; he wouldn't WANT to go, per se, being as it's a relatively small event of a relatively obscure sect, but it is still a slight that he was not invited.(You can talk to Ikko about that, if you like).>>3809424You sit down your quarreling employees, and get Aki to apologize to Raman for having a drone tank steal his coffee for three days in a row (she seems genuinely sorry), and Raman to apologize for shooting the tank (he's not sorry at all, but is willing to play along for productivity's sake).# Pretend to take Aki's side (Raman is mostly okay with that, you talked about it earlier).# Take Raman's side.# You're the boss and have to be impartial.These two are never going to like each other very much, but they should be able to get their stuff done. Specifically, you ask them to focus on# physical security: ferreting out moles, getting early warnings on attacks on personnel, and the like. Raman tells you that it would be good to keep a security squad available to react to threats, at least once the Africa situation is solved.# cybersecurity: preventing leaks and intrusion attempts, and allowing BOCHICA to be more resilient. Aki says that she's pretty sure your systems are secure as long as you have sysadmins in the building actively keeping an eye on things, but when left to themselves, they are a bit too open.Both will continue to get done, of course, but one will receive greater attention than the other.
>>3809440(You cannot pretend to take Raman's side; he's an old cop, he'd notice, and that level of social interaction is a few steps too complicated for Aki Lattinen -- if you were to yell at her as part of a prank, to put it in her words, you know she'd still feel hurt about it).
>>3809440Okay then buy an extra Aerospace part leaving us with 11BN maybe if I totaled everything right.I'd like to buy a fleet part too buy I'm trying to save on costs... However We may need to switch the carrier to orbital support.# Your Remnant prisoners are very unlikely to read it, but make it available to them anyway, to see what happens.Separate some of them and not allow some to read them for control study.# You're the boss and have to be impartial.Aki try and be more profession with someone like Raman. Not everyone has time or patience to play games and have fun. Raman. Seriously don't discharge firearms in the office like that unless its a actual threat or carrying bombs, or something like that.# Pretend to take Aki's side (Raman is mostly okay with that, you talked about it earlier).Shes probably gonna cry and think we hate her if we don't. But we should have a one on one chat with her in VR while eating snacks with her.Hug her later, and bring her some fizzy and tiny snacks to eat with her later.# cybersecurity: preventing leaks and intrusion attempts, and allowing BOCHICA to be more resilient. Aki says that she's pretty sure your systems are secure as long as you have sysadmins in the building actively keeping an eye on things, but when left to themselves, they are a bit too open.Ramans right we really should leave a team to guard the HQ. I presume we can as Santiago to post some guards at our South American HQ for free?
>>3809444Can we attach some machine guns and SAMs on our carrier? Like the shoulder launched anti air missiles.
>>3809461Your South American HQ was built to suit the subpotentate's preferences and advance her cultural vision -- it has armed guards, and it looks pretty fortress-like, too.Your rent-a-cop guards in Chicago also carry handguns, it's not a particularly strange sight in this part of the world after all. That's good if you are dealing with a burglar, but should Dimmsdale decide to SWAT you, you'd likely lose the siege unless you could recall people quickly. Of course, he has no intention of doing so, at this time.(Note that you will need 20 between power and supplies, and 20 cash, to execute the 51% attack safely)>>3809463Yes, the rocket pods can be used to defend the Garibaldi if necessary. In general, any vehicle weapons that aren't actively in use by the IFVs or the airplanes can be mounted on the carrier's island.It's a far cry from her original defense complement of anti-air missiles, flares, and CIWS, but it's better than nothing, and she still has ECM capabilities.(Note: If you do decide to install the large Stirling engine on the Garibaldi, it can be done next time she gets a refit AND she is in the Atlantic, Pacific or Arctic. This currently has no game benefits since hydrocarbon fuel is plentiful, but who knows in the future?)
>>3809469The other uses for the large Stirling are in one of your HQs, in the Thule base, or keeping it around for future use. Essentially, it's a one-of-a-kind giant radiothermal generator running a radial Stirling engine. A bunch of racist Ayn Rand fanboys bought it from someone who claimed that it was the real-life version of John Galt's electrostatic motor, and you helped Dimmsdale lock them all up after getting them blamed for a terror attack on a pipeline.Your mining base in Effincold has something similar, but unlike this one, it cannot be moved in one piece.
>>3809469>20 between powerOh fug.I was planning on making up the 20 BN next month but being able to make up 20 Power and 20 BN is not really possible.
>>3809478You currently have 3 power and 23 supplies, so that's 26 total.
>>3809478Yeah its power and supplies together
>>3809477Well we can either put it in Thule or the carrier. I'd rather if Dr Robertson could come up with one that takes the good designs and ideas from both power generators and makes a better one.I suppose It should be either our carrier or American HQ.I'll opt for the American HQ.>>3809480>Note that you will need 20 between power and supplies, and 20 cash, to execute the 51% attack safelySo we need:20 Supplies. Check20 Cash. Not quite there yet.20 Power. Nope, not even close.Wait. is it a sum total? Like Supplies+BN+Power?So we have something like 37?
>>3809486It's 20 of (cash) AND 20 of (supplies OR power).You can try a 51% attack without cash on hand, however, you would have to initiate it immediately after the budget for the next trimester has gone through, so, at the end of the month.
>>3809489Can we do all 3 for greater chance?
>>3809495We literally cant. No way in hell we are getting that mich power
>>3809495Not really.(If you're going out to buy a used car for $5k, and have $4500 in your pocket, you have a chance to drive it home anyway, if you're good at haggling. If you have $4750, you have a better chance. If you have $5000 or $10000 in your pocket, it doesn't change your chances of getting the car past the theoretical maximum)
>>3809499What if there is another or more than one competitor who also makes a bid, possible raising the price?
>>3809489>you would have to initiate it immediately after the budget for the next trimester has gone through, so, at the end of the month.Wasn't this the plan?
>>3809509(OK, fine.) One possibility is that Ikko/Chloe may align the International Commodity Co-Op with the current system, rather than staying neutral. She's extremely unlikely to actively work with the person she believes to be the Antichrist, obviously, but her actions may benefit him anyway just out of emergent behavior. You may need to secure her support or at least her neutrality.You have gone past 51% by now and are looking at somewhere in the 60s; you can also just try to overwhelm her clandestine bartering network at the same time as the MCP. However, BOCHICA cannot give you a prediction for how well that might work, as it doesn't understand a bartering network that only lets in people who belong to a particular faith (since it sees no disadvantages to changing one's faith).
>>3809514(I think for a while the plan was to do it this past month, but you can do that, too. If you do it next month, you will have to specify "do it mid-month, before budget assignation" or "do it end-month".It'll be resolved fairly and if the Foreman has done a good job, it'll resist the usual terrible dice).
>>3809521>>3809514Ok then lets vote to do it as soon as our budget comes in and put all teams.on support
>>3808243>>3809521Guy wants to do it "end-month" between month 39-40?>>3809469What kind of rent a cops do we have?
>>3809527So are we having a regular turn next month or are we just gonna have everyone at a computer terminal and all security at base or at the carrier?
>>3809521How would the satellite launch be affected?
>>3809529The kind with a blue shirt, black pants, modern handgun, and they used to have a radio but now they have headsets. They'll do the job against most threats that aren't a hostile police force, a skilled burglar or sneaker, a military, or an assassin. >>3809534The satellite launch has already been scheduled, and will not be affected.The satellite's nudging mission may be affected if the preprogrammed actions can't run for whatever reason and your HQ personnel can't send new instructions.>>3809531(This is why I was asking if you wanted to do the 51% attack: if you do, you have the explicit option of keeping people in reserve to deal with unexpected complications of it)
># Pretend to take Aki's side (Raman is mostly okay with that, you talked about it earlier).>>3809529>>What kind of rent a cops do we have?If we're lucky retired military, those who couldn't make the cut to be Peacekeepers or preferred a career less intensive than active combat.
>>3809518Is BOCHICA secret?I recall we told a bunch of people to download the program so the math for the comet could be done, and business people talking about MCP over BOCHICA interface and usefulness, etc.
>>3809543I'm trying to work out Purple Anons plan with a bit of compromise here and there. I thought we are doing it at the end of month 39, so yes? we keep a few people in reserve?
Question:I know this has been brought up before, but we're counting months from the formation of CATS yes? Not the start of the Tribulation?I'm juggling some "Bible Maths' in my head, figure out where Months 39 and 40 fit on the Time Table.
>>3809557I think its from when we were founded.
>>3809547BOCHICA is so not-secret that pretty much anyone who owns a PC (and most of the people who own a Mac) uses it, in the same way that you'd be hard-pressed to find home PCs without an IRC client or email program installed.It helps consumers book their flights and train tickets; it helps shopkeepers handle inventory and set prices; it helps factory managers who opted into the algorithmic management system deal with suppliers for raw materials.It will also find information for people, using the Datalinks or a large library of text that has lapsed into the public domain. There is a BOCHICA API for maps, but it's currently a distant third behind Yahoo and MapQuest in usage.>>3809557>>3809560You are counting months since the formation of your agency.
>>3809562What IS secret is that BOCHICA's neural network is set up to let senior CATS personnel (or anyone who stole their credentials) interfere with it.>>3809562Specifically, months since when your agency became well-established and was able to start conducting the business it was set up to conduct.
>>3809560>>3809562Thanks.OK so we're earlier in the Time Table than I previously thought. This is good.
Anything else you need to do this month?
>>3809569Aerospace part for a 5 part sat. that's it I guess.We made the pylon in America right?
>>3809576Yes, you did.All right then.You look at the map of the digital realm under your control -- it spans the Earth and its orbit, and has reached further out than that, in a few occasions.After the Event -- the Rapture, as many call it -- Nicolae Carpatescu effectively took over the world, with a silver tongue and surgical applications of lead, in a matter of years.You are getting ready to pull the rug under him by copper and silicon.And man, that rug REALLY ties the throne room together.You don't know if this is going to affect Tsion's prophecies, but you're pretty sure that succeed or fail this is going to affect the lives of everyone you know.You look at the lines connecting the network nodes on the map, then zoom in, to reveal the grid of wired connections and CellSol pylons that allow every human being left on Earth to talk to anyone else at any time. Your grid. A digital frontier to reshape the human condition. You try to picture clusters of information as they moved through the internet. What do they look like? Ships? Motorcycles? Are the circuits like freeways? Lately, you've been dreaming of world you think you'll never see. Fertile flatlands forever. Humanity growing into space. A great cybernetic hive mind. Crystal cities and togas. Post-atomic devastation, mutants rising from the ashes.You need to lay off the sci-fi, man. Maybe it's the year 2000, but you don't see any flying cars around.Well, you have a helicopter on the roof, but even that one is leased. It's also ready to get you out of here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8OELzmpgZo# Commit to a 51% attack. Even if you do not execute it, evidence that you at least considered it will remain.# Don't; operations will continue as normal.
>>3809595So if we commit this is to start once the budget arrives yes or are we selling stuff?>commit!
>>3809599(That's for y'all to decide. But I do need a second on this particular decision, obviously)
>>3809595# Commit to a 51% attack. Even if you do not execute it, evidence that you at least considered it will remain.I feel a bit forced into this but may as well get it over with.>>3809599To my understanding, we do this at the end of the month 39 as soon as we get the budget money.I'd prefer we commit to it AFTER we get the funds, so we don't leave any evidence.
#Commit to the attack
>>3809611(If you feel forced, then I'd recommend you vote against. I'm not trying to railroad anybody.)
>>3809614Not by you but by the events and actions already in motion.
>>3809614Lets just dooo it time for revvolllluuutionnnn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdU46cSqslI>>3809620>>3809613>>3809599SPECIAL RULES FOR THIS MONTH* There is a glut of power generation equipment. It now costs 0.5 and cannot be sold, only bought.* This may be the last chance to sell consumer Nomenklator headsets since you are likely to be undercut by other companies and there's an antitrust lawsuit in progress.* Last month, you flooded the network components market, and will have to wait for it to recover.* Special actions to prepare for the economic takeover attack are available IN ADDITION TO regular actions:C0 (Free):Talk to anyone over the net.Keep a factory in reserve for handling last-minute work orders or flexing the Synco system's muscle.C0 (Agent):Talk to a faction leader in person and ensure their support or neutrality.Keep an agent in reserve for any last-minute stupidity. (You and Aki will still be able to undertake one action).C1Keep a team in reserve for any last-minute stupidity. They will assist other teams part-time, and arrange rapid transportation to ensure that they are ready to spring into action.Build and install Gap Generators in a facility. This will require1 power component. Your blacksite is already provisioned.Most of your unique equipment is in your primary HQ in Chicago. Transfer your unique equipment to your secondary HQ in Rio.C2Smuggle a security team in or near New Babylon. This action does NOT include the team being smuggled in the complexity rating. C3As above, but also smuggle in a Uranium Hydride bomb truck (which itself is a C5 action)C4 Coordinate an attack on the MCP mainframe in the basement of the Burj Carpathia. This action WILL require an agent who is rated for combat (yourself, Suzanna, or Moira), or Aki. The attack will be physical or cybernetic depending on the agent. Preempts the "keep in reserve" action.C5Most of your unique equipment is in your primary HQ in Chicago. Duplicate what of your unique equipment can be duplicated to your secondary HQ in Rio (and decide what you want to transfer of the stuff that cannot be duplicated, such as the sword or the large RTG).You lack the technological base to deploy directed energy weapons.
Hello, Foreman! You are planning CATS' operations for the month.You can deploy yourself on TWO actions for a small bonus to all rollsDr Robertson is busy assisting GCASA.Ryan Andrews is busy setting up an occult store chain.Dr Diamond can be deployed on ONE action for a small bonus to all rolls, including covert. She can greatly reduce casualty ratesMoira McSingh can be deployed on ONE action for a medium bonus to covert rolls or a small bonus to all rolls; She can give basic combat capability to a work crewAki Lattinen is available for TWO actions for a medium bonus to all non-covert rolls or a small bonus to covert rolls.Drones give a STACKABLE small bonus to construction and covert rolls; they may be lost in combatBOCHICA is managing your logistics.C0 (Free):Move the Garibaldi (Mediterranean, Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific)Buy and sell equipment on the open market:* Power generation 0.5* Small arms 1* Network equipment 1* Fleet assets 2* Aerospace part 3* Supplies (food, fuel etc) 0.75C0 (Agent):Assist another global agency.Survey a territory for opportunity using an agent. Reminder: Jerusalem with MoiraConstruct a CellSol pylon (Needs 1 network part)Undergo combat training (Max 1 per month)Tail someone or meet with a dignitaryBuy equipment on the black market:* Small arms 1* Squad weapons and explosives: 2* Stimulants 1C1:Assist another global agency.Reconfigure the Garibaldi (generic, cargo, hospital, strike, orbital)Survey a territory for opportunity using a team.Tail someoneHire out a covert operations team for a situational rewardConstruct network equipmentConstruct power equipmentBuy network equipment and construct a CellSol pylon. Reminder: Europe, to build a factoryMake and sell consumer-grade Nomenklators (Net gain 1BN)Buy black market equipment using a security or black ops teamC2:Do research (1~3)Construct an aerospace partConstruct a forward logistics hub (small bonus for any action in that territory)Construct a batch of dronesAugment an Agent (Requires Dr. Diamond)C3:Construct a network node (unifies cell and net; costs 1 power, 1 network)Recruit a work teamSchedule a satellite launch, which will happen at the end of NEXT month. Requires 1 (microsat) or 3~5 (bigsat) aerospace parts.Do research (4~6)C4:Construct a factory (if allowed)Recruit a covert teamDo research (7~9)Construct a hub and a network node at the same time (2 power, 1 network)C5:Rush a satellite launch at the end of this month. Microsat only, Requires 1 aerospace partBuild a Uranium Hydride bombAugment an entire work team (Requires Dr. Diamond)Capstone research (10)What are your orders?
>>3809643(For the plan to succed, you MUST succeed in building a pylon in Rebohoth's home territory.)
>>3809641Not sure if I understand the C5 Special action.Is it that hard to transfer our stuff over to our second HQ?
>>3809665Transfer, no (C1 action); duplicate, yes. There's the VR pods, the main server farm, the control transmitters for the satellite network...
>>3809648So if Aki does the C4 actions attack on the MCP, she doesn't have to be physically at the basement?Seems like shes best suited for it.
>>3809668So if we used 4 crew for an action in special actions we still have 14 crew members for regular actions correct?Also, is it a bad time to recruit people?
>>3809669She doesn't (although having a direct terminal will help). The team would just have to connect the MCP to the internet early.>>3809671Recruiting people is definitely a high-risk proposition here. It may be high-reward.No, special actions means that you have more actions to choose from. Your personnel roster is still 14 work crews, 4 security crews, and 1 black-ops crew.
(I would like to wait for >>3808683 to come back, but starting to build a plan wouldn't be a bad idea)The probe intended to ensure that Fragment 4 skips off the atmosphere is being prepared at Baikonur and will be launched at the end of the month.It will consist of 1 comms, 1 camera, and 3 propellant tanks (unless you want to change it).
>>3809676Can we do it when we go to see the boss or would the timing be completely off?>I would like to wait for purple anon to come back.I was just going to type that.I'm just going to put up a general outline and suggestion
>>3809686No, its fine for now.
>>3809686For co-coordinating the attack, is it possible to have Aki and a few staff on one end at HQ to do the work, while we send like Moira and a team to the physical location?
>>3809695Unless you figure out how to make 9BN and start early, that will be necessary.>>3809700Yes, in that case Moira will be there to ensure the staff's survival (including yours, possibly).If it was up to her she'd just level the building.
>>3809702What if we blew up the MCP instead?or we take it over then blow it up?Also, whats the difference between adding a covert team to the MCP basement and smuggling a covert team in or near new babylon?
>>3809711Smuggling in additional covert teams will require more effort, is all.
>>3809712Can we build another factory in Europe?
>>3809717If you can talk Od Gustav into it, yes. As usual, he'll probably have some reuqirements.
>>3809711Blowing up the MCP (and the Burj Carpathia, and Carpatescu) is Moira's preferred solution, yes.(If this quest ends on 9/11, with demolishing a skyscraper, I will be somewhat spooked).
>>3809719>C1>Buy network equipment and construct a CellSol pylon. Reminder: Europe, to build a factorySo this was something that was left over from earlier. Okay.
>>3809722And I will probably get a knock on the door.
>>3809723(Sorry. I keep doing that.)
>>3809702How well would Dr. Diamond be at leading or accompanying a team? I take it she will mostly just support and prevent deaths rather than improve combat effectiveness?
>>3809643Can we still take an action if we have Dr Diamond install the secondary heart in our chest? If we're going at the end of the month, and it's the start of the month, we have 4 weeks to recuperate.Praise the Omnissiah and pass the ammo
Did we ever set up a logistics base/hub in Africa?
>>3809736She provides a small bonus, same as the Foreman. Her "special" is that in case of high casualties, most of them will be going home in a body cast rather than a body bag.>>3809739No, you've been depending on Litwala for local logistics.
>>3809643ok so starter plan then> 6 factories make nomenclatures > 1 team make and sell nomenclatures > Move Garabaldi to cost of south america> Foreman Talk to Santiago> Formans second action reserved for last minute stupidity > 4 teams with aki coordinate attack on MCP mainframe > Aki Reserve one action for last minute stupidity> 1 team move everything of any importance to south america.> 4 teams research defense -4 mon> 5 teams on standby for last minute stupidity > 4 security teams on standby at south Africa base ready for action with Dr. Diamond to save anyone who gets hurt.leaves us with 1 cash and pretty preparedwhat do the others think?
>>3809754That plan is missing "build a CellSol pylon in Africa" but looks good otherwise.>>3809759yep>>3809738Yes, but the Foreman is going to have to be on some medication in order to be functional -- painkillers and uppers in just the right mix. Fortunately, you have a personal physician to give precise dosages. You'll probably be a wreck next month, though, but that's future-you's problem, isn't it?
>>3809759right fuck> 5 factories make nomenclatures> 1 factory make network> 1 team make and sell nomenclatures> Move Garabaldi to cost of south america> Foreman Talk to Santiago> Formans second action reserved for last minute stupidity> 4 teams with aki coordinate attack on MCP mainframe> Aki Reserve one action for last minute stupidity> 1 team move everything of any importance to south america.> 4 teams research defense -4 mon> 3 teams on standby for last minute stupidity> 3 security teams on standby at south Africa base ready for action with Dr. Diamond to save anyone who gets hurt.> 1 team with 1 security place a celsol in Africa > 1 team install Gap Generators in south africa.new plan!
Talk to IkkoGet her to help, attack, our enemies, stay neutral.Talk to MatthewsGet him to help, blackmail, side with us, share power in the sense we make him or his puppet king. (not really)Talk to LitwalaLet him know hes going to be alone for a bit.Talk to SantiagoAsk her if we can rely on her in difficult times or something.Find Harriet, use her to burden and publicly embarrass Carpatescu if need be, or hold her as a ace in the hole.Coordinate an attack on the MCP mainframe in the basement of the Burj Carpathia. This action WILL require an agent who is rated for combat (yourself, Suzanna, or Moira), or Aki. The attack will be physical or cybernetic depending on the agent. Preempts the "keep in reserve" action.3 Work Crews + Aki1 Black opts team + Moira + DronesMost of your unique equipment is in your primary HQ in Chicago. Duplicate what of your unique equipment can be duplicated to your secondary HQ in Rio (and decide what you want to transfer of the stuff that cannot be duplicated, such as the sword or the large RTG).You lack the technological base to deploy directed energy weapons.4 Work Crews + Foreman-Carrier reconfigured to Orbital or Picket6 Factories make NomenclatorsBuy 4 Network partsPlace CS Pylons in Greenland, Eastern Europe, South America By HQPlace a CS Pylon in AfricaDeploy 2 Covert teams + Dr. Diamond + DronesResearch Defense3 Work Crews1 Covert team guard us or our HQ1 Covert team in reserve or making up cash shortfall0 BN left, 4 Crew left unused or in reserve.
>>3809771Are you keeping a factory in reserve?We should keep the carrier in a support role for the shitstorm that will be Africa...I think defense only needs 3 crew for full %100
Okay, I'ma crash.Tired as hit.Hope Purpleanon is around when I'm back up.
>>3809787I was thinking we use it to help defend our base in africa. and we have 6 factories right? im using all 6. although keeping one in reserve is a good ideaso we need more money i would sell more things if we had em to sell
>>3809787>>3809771>>3809738>>3809789>>3809791OK, before STHF, please tell me how you're going to deal with the pylon, since that makes a difference for everything else.# Just send a work team, Rebohoth has other stuff to deal with.# Send a work team with Moira, she can shepherd them.# Send a work team with a sec team as escort.# Spend 2BN to hire mercenaries from another outfit to act as escorts.>>3809791The Synco system is managing factories in six territories, yes.
>>3809803>Send a work team with a sec team as escort.
>>3809808support, easiest solution.alternatively, spend 2BN, since this is just a regular pylon install mission as far as anyone knows, i'd like to save my loyal troops for the big finale.
>>3809803> Send a work team with a sec team as escort
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>3809808>>3809825As far as anyone is concerned, this is a moderate-risk mission that has little unusual going for it; build a CellSol pylon network close to Rebohoth's homeland. It's going to be dangerous, of course, but ultimately it's the core of the Custodial Arrangement of Telecommunication Systems' job.However, to you and a few others, it's the last domino that has to fall.Most of the CellSol pylons deployed here are going to replace utility poles, with some larger setups being installed up hills near roads to provide connectivity to traveling merchants. At least some of the only place in the world left that has spotty data connectivity will join the global network and, in Carpatescu's lofty vision, the Global Community proper.None of your men will get anywhere near Rebohoth's airbase or HQ, of course; your security team even put on uniforms that look as much like Peacekeeper gear as they are legally allowed to, to make it clear that this is an official operation.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>3809846(Hey, at least it's not a 1)With the recent military losses, Rebohoth has become paranoid, and this paranoia pays off, for once; your people are about halfway done with the job when three platoons of Rebohoth's personal guard surrounds their convoy as it gets ready to resume moving. Apparently, the local garrison commander was alerted by their presence by the sudden improvement in cell phone reception!There's a brief car chase, after which you have a few casualties and the RVs, Humvees and trucks operated by your little expeditionary force is walled in inside an abandoned horse-changing station.Your men are accused, entirely unfairly for once, of being Litwala's spies, and there's been enough gunfire exchanged that talking it out is unlikely to be an option. Your men have plenty of water, and the local militia has no heavy weapons to demolish the improvised fort with, so this is going to turn into a siege until someone shows up with air power or artillery.# Spend 1BN to hire Neall Ellis.# Send drones to create a distraction.# Ask Litwala for help.# Get Carpatescu on the phone and let him shout at Rebohoth.
>>3809871Can we send our now heavily armed air force? We need to decisively get rid of them, so if that's not an option:>Get Carpatescu on the phone and let him shout at Rebohoth.
# Send drones to create a distraction.
>>3809881Unfortunately you can't; the Garibaldi is in the area, but she is currently configured as a hospital ship. You can send out a medevac helicopter, but as long as it's got a red diamond painted on the side, nobody's going to be mounting weapons on it.
> can't quite sleep yet>get up>wander around>remember there's a quest>check on questOh for goodness sakes.# Spend 1BN to hire Neall Ellis.# Send drones to create a distraction.Do both.>>3809889I thought we were going to wait a bit before proceeding, I did mention we should change it to orbital or picket.I also said we should send Dr. Diamond and TWO covert teams alongside drones.
>>3809871> get carpatescu on the phone and let him shout at rebohoth
>>3809901>>3809889> get carpatescu on the phone and let him shout at rebohothWe can try this first while we wait for neall to get here.Also I thought we were keeping the CS pylon off until we were ready for the takeover or meeting?
>>3809910You are, but it came on for a few minutes, for testing. >>3809900Oh, in that case sure! Can do a bit of retcon, but in that case, you must commit to changing configs to one that allows at least 1 aircraft.>>3809900>>3809910>>3809901Carpatescu is used to you delivering on time and within budget, but his secretary has been gently poking you about your expected completion date of your mandate; she even mentioned that she'd hate to have the staff plan a shindig and see it canceled at the last minute.Even after mentioning that it's a life-or-death situation, you're made to wait a few minutes -- the global potentate is a busy man -- and eventually hear his accented English."Potentate, Rebohoth is preventing installation of the C-S pylons, as he has before. I have video proof this time."Your crew has put up one of the remaining C-S pylons so that they could ask for help, and as per your instructions, upload a video of what happened to an IP address in New Babylon.Carpatescu waits for said proof to arrive. "I was, in point of fact, about to call you to ask about the delays on your current project; I see that you have been hard at work and the fault may lie elsewhere. Please hold; I have to make another call."The third party added to the line is coming in on a noisy analog signal. "H-His Excellency!""Subpotentate of Africa. Foreman of CATS. I used to believe that both of you are loyal servants of the Global Community. Now, loyal servants of the Global Community know how to get along. If you cannot, then one of you must be an enemy. I do not have time to determine which it is.""The Foreman is spying for Litwala!"You wait for the video to finish uploading. It does. You let it speak for itself."Rebohoth, I am going to tell you what you are going to do." It's the trigger phrase for Carpatescu's hypnotism, but he can't use it over the phone... right? He's talking in his normal voice, not in that odd monotone. "You are going to tell your men to stand down, and you are going to send me their commanding officer on the next available flight. Whether it is in handcuffs in coach, or in a coffin in cargo, I leave to you."Maybe it's just a mannerism he has."Foreman, I have no doubt that your capable people will complete the job within their allotted time."His tone abruptly changes to cheerful."Now, while I have you on the horn, as is the American expression, allow me to invite you to New Babylon once again for your quarterly review! I have in mind a private event for my most favored coworkers" Carpatescu needs no mesmerism to let a moment of silence shout an enormous NOT YOU to Rebohoth, who is still listening "when I will unveil my solution to the boom-bust cycles that have plagued the global economy for centuries. As a technology enthusiast, I am certain that you will appreciate it like none other!"Welp, he wants to see you in person."Now, gentlemen, do not let me detain you."The militians stand down.
(7 and 12 on a 2d100... sorry)You've been given permission to hang up, and Carpatescu does.# Talk to Rebohoth a bit, you don't exactly get a chance to do that often.# We're done here.You watch the militians stand down; half an hour later a medevac helicopter comes to pick up the casualties. The abandoned horse-changing station will host a CS pylon; your workers and soldiers take a little bit of bully pleasure in making the militians do the digging and rigging for it.In the meantime, you file a written report detailing the incident and mention that while the work will be complete by the end of the month, you're going to take time to prevent similar incidents, so this batch of CS pylons will only come online near the end of the month.The report goes through on the nod, with Sandra (Carpatescu's secretary) saying that she's going to go ahead and plan the event that she had mentioned. "Formal wear from your home territory is requested. We are going to be rolling out an advanced virtual reality demonstration, so if you wear glasses, please indicate your prescription so that we may have a custom eyepiece made for you. These instructions are also valid for your plus-one."* The C-S pylon is in place and can be turned on.* 1 work team and 1 covert team have been deployed for the month and cannot be deployed for other things.* Casualties below expected attrition rate.* Calling the cavalry was not required; Neall Ellis can be put on retainer for 1BN anyway to deal with security issues in Africa while you attention is elsewhere.
#We're done here
>>3809949>We're done here
>>3809641>>3809686Don't worry I've returned from the ether and will get to work straight away assembling the plan for our (second to last) FINAL VICTORY! Just give me 20-30 minutes to do so...wait have you guys started doing shit already? Well fuck I knew socialising was a mistake!
QM:A question. When we launch the attack, would it be possible to set up a scapegoat?E.G. A splinter cell within CATS is attempting to take control of the economy. Then we simply arrange ourselves to be 'taken hostage' while we go to investigate the attack personally....Its a half-baked idea, admittedly, but maybe it could work?
Okay I can't see what assets were used to fund the construction of this pylon: could someone please inform me as to where we got the network part from given the image that OP posted for this turn's stockpile had none? I've tried reading this thread but I'll be honest, I'm kinda shattered so forgive me if I can't see which plan won / was winning.
>>3809963both plans have us making or buying a network part.
>>3809955>>3809952>>3809958It's pretty damn obvious that anything you say can and will be used against you in this instance, so you hang up."I'll get you! You and your witch!" Rebohoth snarls before you do.Too bad you don't have a little dog, too.>>38099631 work crew, 1 security crew, that's it.>>3809960It is a half-baked idea... but one that has merit. It's also fairly difficult to pull off. For it to have a good chance of success, you'd have to put a fair amount of people on it -- three crews should do it. Obviously, you cannot lead them personally.You would also need some physical scapegoat when all is said and done; either one of said a work crews, or your current prison population.
>>3809967How about our moral monitor spy? Blame it all indirectly on the Pontifex, total shitstorm.
>>3809971He's been in solitary a while now, and can definitely be used for that purpose. If things go south, you'll lose Mathews, who you have cultivated a while, but... a la guerre comme a la guerre. If this is done correctly, it's pretty unlikely that their version of the events would be believed, anyway.
>>3809975While the Ecumenical Council is useful for maintaining the peace, Pope Peter Rabbit has served his usefulness by giving us access to the archives. Furthermore, he's proving a liability by getting our teams killed in the African conflict.Time for some payback.
>>3809977Furthermore, we can exploit the Remnant's beliefs to maintain a neutrality stance.There is uncertainty whether Mathews or Carpatescu is the Antichrist, yes?
>>3809980Tsion is convinced that Carpatescu is the Antichrist, and also the Dragon. Other Remnant members think that it's Fortunato or Mathews, with Crapatescu being the Dragon. A few think that Carpatescu is the Antichrist and Fortunato is the Dragon.Your prisoners think that Moira is the Whore of Babylon.
>>3809985>>DragonVery interesting interpretations there. Any speculation about the False Prophet? I bet we're heavy contenders, given are role in managing the internet and world commerce. ;)
>>3809995Fortunato and Mathews are top contenders, but the internet itself is also in the running, and yes, you are mentioned in those instances.You don't exactly have a high profile, personally, which is why you have been able to go on a couple of covert jobs; even major chess wonks probably don't know the face and voice of the world's 5th best chess player.
LOL.Nobody suspects the IT guy to be a serious threat.
Okay first off I'm going to lay out some broad points, that way if nothing else others can add them into their plans then I'll try and develop my own to ensure maximum target saturation. I do have a question however, do you guys want to launch our economic takeover this turn or next turn? We can almost certainly avoid detection long enough since a human operator has to detect we're interfering and OP has said we'd have a little time before they did. Fact is an additional month? With a new budget? Shit it'd give us just what we need to ensure our victory.>>3809641>* There is a glut of power generation equipment. It now costs 0.5 and cannot be sold, only bought.Given we need a mix of 20 supplies and / or 20 power as well as 20 cash, we should look into selling our supplies (worth 0.75) and buying power (worth 0.5) since we can convert two supplies into 3 power and therefore turn our 23 supplies into 33 power and a remaining cash surplus of 0.75. Given we only need 20 however, we can not buy 13 power and thus maintain a new addition to our cash surplus of 7.25 Bn.>* This may be the last chance to sell consumer Nomenklator headsets since you are likely to be undercut by other companies and there's an antitrust lawsuit in progress.We may very well want to make sure we take advantage of this if funds prove an issue.>* Special actions to prepare for the economic takeover attack are available IN ADDITION TO regular actions:I think that we are all in agreement that we should do the C4 action as well as the C1 action even though I personally think we should delay the actual 51% takeover thing for another month just to make sure we can get everything in order and maximise our chances of success.
>>3810015We currently have it set up so we do it once we get the money from carpatasu for this quarterdid you read the post where he is going to unvail the full release of the MCP soon. we are out of time we are doing it as late as possible already. no more waiting.
>>3810015(The special actions, which you can do more than one of AND more than one instance of each, so for example you can do the "smuggle a sec team to NB" twice, are only available because you committed to this caper)
>>3810015Further addition to this, I did a bit of math wrong. We only need a further 17 power supplies not 20. So we'd in fact end up with a cash surplus of 8.75>>3809643Work teams = 13 - 1 - 4 - 8 = 0Covert team = 3 - 1 = 2 SURPLUS TEAMS (Passive security?)Funds = 11 - 1 - 4 - 1 + 8.75 + 7 = 20.75Assign 4 factories to produce network parts.Assign 2 factories to reserve themselves for the Economic takeover's side effects / back us up.Deploy a solar-cell pylon in both the west and eastern coast of the united states, eastern europe and the UK.Assign a work team to move our unique equipment to our Secondary HQ.Assign four teams to work with both of Aki's actions to take down the MCP's mainframe.Smuggle a covert team to New Babylon with as many drones as they can take along with Moira and Dr Diamond.Sell all emergency supplies, buy another 17 power supplies. 8.75Bn profit.Assign 8 work teams to produce and sell Nomenklators.Have us meet with Ikko to see if we can't neutralise or ally with her to break MCP's economic control.Personally, I have no idea how anons want to handle the meeting with our boss or if we plan on activating it just after he shows off the MCP or a few hours later or as he is doing it. Depending on what you guys say? I will remove the covert team and re-assign the cash for them to other shit like possibly having more factories at the ready for the coming storm or something. I could use some opinions from you guys and some confirmation for what exactly will happen / we can expect from OP.>>3810020Aye I get that, I slightly missed it in my rush to catch up but re-reading just found it.
>>3810046Let's not sell all our stockpiled food and water. If it's a matter of survival for a few days, extra power is nice, but you know what's nicer? water.
>>3810051Hey if OP is kind enough to say "just have 20 between these two things" and leave a price difference, I am going to abuse it for every penny it is worth.Also can anyone think of a use for that 0.75 Bn? Part of me wants to use it as a bribe / payment to get a bunch of hackers on our side to strengthen our defence / cyber attack forces.
>>3810046why are you placing more network? i dont see the point. We have the option to put teams prepared for this event we should put everything we can on that.
>>3810058We were informed previously our odds of success are reduced if the orbital network is better than the ground network. All those regions currently fulfill those criteria and I want to do as much for as little cost as possible and given I have no idea what provides the biggest benefit (are we better leaving the factories to flex their economic muscle or do that for example?) I'm instead doing it since I know it works.
>>3810054Metagaming reason why that's not smart: This is a quest, not a videogame.In-universe reason why that's not smart: Our people will be more confident if they know that if SHTF we have emergency rations for a little while.>>3810058Well it added to our preparations counter so maybe we can win even without Ikko?
>>3810068>Metagaming reason why that's not smart: This is a quest, not a videogame.It ain't metagamming if you are told outright by OP "hey you only need to have 20 in total between these two supplies, also have a nice convenient price reduction on one but not the other so you can get a good surplus of cash for literally nothing.">In-universe reason why that's not smart: Our people will be more confident if they know that if SHTF we have emergency rations for a little while.Fair point but to be honest if we're in the situation where we, the new economic masters, can't provide them with food? Chances are we've already lost and we just don't know it.>>3810068>Well it added to our preparations counter so maybe we can win even without Ikko?Possibly, we do have an advantage over the MCP but I'd still prefer to make every effort to fuck over everyone else or get them on side.
>>3810072(Okay, you got me. I was hoping to get it across that you should ensure a mix of emergency provisions. Good bit of analytical thinking/optimization there! However, note that right now there's a power generator glut...)
>>3810068Purple anon is correct, I was supposed to make them cost the same. Derp on my end. Now I gotta live with it I guess!>>3810065You lack the ability to deploy jammers (that requires CellSol and Directed Energy research, of which you have plenty of the first but not enough of the second) to block broadcast radio and TV, which are easier for Carpatescu or a subpotentate to control so what you can do is make it easier for people to get their news from the net than elsewhere, including satellite TV.
>>3810076>Good bit of analytical thinking/optimization there!I am good at about 3 things OP, optimisation like this, speech writing and dedicated research.>>3810081.You lack the ability to deploy jammers (that requires CellSol and Directed Energy research, of which you have plenty of the first but not enough of the second) to block broadcast radio and TV, which are easier for Carpatescu or a subpotentate to control so what you can do is make it easier for people to get their news from the net than elsewhere, including satellite TV.Yeah but the way you described it was if the ground network is worse than conventional broadcast media then we're at a malus. You used the example of satellites and I've been operating off the assumption that just equalising ground networks and traditional media should at least prevent a malus.
>>3810087You're right in that assumption. Just noting that having done DE research would have opened the door to more shenanigans.
>>3810089Which reminds me, given the orbital network in Western Russia is so high because of our satellite, could we turn it off temporarily until our control is undeniable? I mean there's nothing reasonably stopping us, right?That'd secure us yet another region and if we could do that, a large portion of the world's orbital shit is our microsats, so we could at least probably slow them down with a virus (that we can kill) for a month or so...assuming we can't outright do the same to them.
>>3810090It's your satellites; you can't turn them off, but you can tell most of them to prioritize text over audio and video.(Insert net neutrality rant here)
>>3810092>(Insert net neutrality rant here)But anon, we are the users: we fight for the users. Hack the planet, break the conditioning!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3CKgkyc7Qohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2-4rJmYEfUIt occurs to me that in this timeline any Alex Jones sorts talking about a secret conspiracy to control the world economy ran by a bunch of Illuminati backed terrorists-cyborgs, autistic super-hackers, rich businessmen and the intellectual elite would be amazingly prophetic.
>>3810097 (Yep, that's pretty much the underlying joke of these quests. In the first one, you ARE the Gangster Computer God who uses Frankenstein Controlled Puppets.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJLhnts9-oQ
>>3810101Yeah I think I've seen that one before but I'm more so talking about the fact that, once again without any particular intent, we have became the organisation you fight against in Deus Ex.
>>3809643> sell 8 supplies> buy 8 power> 4 factories make nomenclatures> 1 factory make network> 1 factory on backup for economic take over> 1 team make and sell nomenclatures> Move Garabaldi to cost of south america> Foreman Talk to Santiago> Formans second action reserved for last minute stupidity> 4 teams with aki coordinate attack on MCP mainframe> Aki Reserve one action for last minute stupidity> 1 team move everything of any importance to south america.> 4 teams research defense> 3 teams on standby for last minute stupidity> 3 security teams on standby at south Africa base ready for action with Dr. Diamond to save anyone who gets hurt.> 1 team with 1 security place a celsol in Africa> 1 team install Gap Generators in south africa.Talk to LitwalaLet him know hes going to be alone for a bit.Talk to IkkoGet her to help, attack, our enemies, stay neutral.Talk to SantiagoAsk her if we can rely on her in difficult times or something.hows that?
>>3810114I'd prefer to have Aki totally focus on the MCP mainframe attack, hopefully that way we can get away with it all the better and properly cripple it's economic control even if it does survive to ensure our dominance is even greater.I question having the factories make Nomenklators when we could just sell another 4 supplies, buy 2 power (taking us to 11 emergency supplies and 10 power, one more than needed) and get an extra 4Bn that is the exact same as the factory production meaning they could be assigned to making network parts to maximise our good-boy points with the boss in hopes of him giving us a bigger budget next month (seeing as the plan is to use that transfer of money to instantly begin our takeover to my understanding) / not suspecting us as much.I also the gap generators, they seem kinda pointless until we're dealing with more godly intervention which we aren't right now. Plus why are we deploying 3 teams of security to the South african base?Also given we start this turn with 11 funds and you only generate 7 Bn, you are 2 Bn short of the goal line.
>>3810114Besides that though I think you've got a decent plan given you found a way to work in defence research where I could not.
>>3810122>>3809643I got the gap generator mixed with the mini nuclear generators, I was thinking they were a backup power supply. your right we dont need that.I would like Aki making sure We dont get hacked ourselves as well. I think splitting her between them will be fine.I dont think we need care about having a budget higher then 20 next month as we may be able to dictate that ourselves if this goes well and if it doesn't it really doesn't matter.for the defense teams as far as the plan goes we are ditching the north america base and locating all out stuff in south america so im having the teams defend that base in case they try to kill us by direct force. given the money issue though > sell 10 supplies> buy 8 power> 4 factories make nomenclatures> 1 factory make network> 1 factory on backup for economic take over> 1 team make and sell nomenclatures> Move Garabaldi to cost of south america> Foreman Talk to Santiago> Formans second action reserved for last minute stupidity> 4 teams with aki coordinate attack on MCP mainframe> Aki Reserve one action for last minute stupidity> 1 team move everything of any importance to south america.> 4 teams research defense> 4 teams on standby for last minute stupidity> 3 security teams on standby at south Africa base ready for action with Dr. Diamond to save anyone who gets hurt.> 1 team with 1 security place a celsol in Africashould solve it right? and i think having the 4 teams on backup will be good.
>>3809956>socialising was a mistake!Hey I was in your shoes a few times.>>3809963I intended to buy them since it seemed we can turn the CS Pylons complexity free that way. Also they are selling for cheap and about the same price for having work crews make them.>>3809967In my post I intended it to be 2 security teams, and agent, and some drones. Don't know why we needed to add a work crew.....>>3810015>Do it month 40.I would have loved if you had agreed to that previously.>Sell all emergency suppliesWhy do people keep wanting to do this?
>>3810131Can we just o this at the start of next month so we don''t have to sell our supplies and we can also stockpile power?
>>3810136(If you do the takeover at the very end of the month, after your next month's budget has been approved, it's not an issue since the bank transfer is instant and you'd have ~38BN in your pocket. The only catch is that in that case you'll be either in New Bablyon at the MCP reveal party, or hauling ass away from it.)
>>3810136..... we cant. like we are out of time. we already committed. we cant go back anymore. We are selling supplies so we can do our actions. Then actually doing it once we get our money.
>>3810131Configure the carrier to Orbital.Buy 1 fleet asset.Why are we stationing a bunch of our forces in south Africa?We already got the pylon built right?Also no one wants to do the special c5 action of making duplicates? We'd essentially have doubling our HQ abilities, which must be worth something,
>>3810143>>3809643I meant south america. sorry. And no we can just move everything to south america we dont really have the money to adjust much unless you dont want teams on standby. which is frankly suicidal.> sell 10 supplies> buy 8 power> 4 factories make nomenclatures> 1 factory make network> 1 factory on backup for economic take over> 1 team make and sell nomenclatures> Move Garabaldi to cost of south america> Foreman Talk to Santiago> Formans second action reserved for last minute stupidity> 4 teams with aki coordinate attack on MCP mainframe> Aki Reserve one action for last minute stupidity> 1 team move everything of any importance to south america.> 4 teams research defense> 4 teams on standby for last minute stupidity> 3 security teams on standby at south america base ready for action with Dr. Diamond to save anyone who gets hurt.> 1 team with 1 security place a celsol in Africa
>>3810141>>3810140Could we also make purchases at that point?Also guys are we not going to make any physical connection with the teams and an agent for the MCP program in the basement?
>>3809782My plan here which I left open to changes and stuff.
aki is going to hack it. and no by the time we could make purchases the MCP will already be in full swing. we are trying to decapitate it as or just before it goes online. at the end of this month/start of next.
>>3810146>>3810149Ok we can adjust alittle to take physical hacking if it means you'll vote for it. > sell 10 supplies> buy 8 power> 4 factories make nomenclatures> 1 factory make network> 1 factory on backup for economic take over> 1 team make and sell nomenclatures> Move Garabaldi to cost of south america> Foreman Talk to Santiago> Formans second action reserved for last minute stupidity3 Work Crews + Aki> 4 teams with 1 Black opts team + Aki + Moira + Drones coordinate attack on MCP mainframe> Aki Reserve one action for last minute stupidity> 1 team move everything of any importance to south america.> 4 teams research defense> 4 teams on standby for last minute stupidity> 2 security teams on standby at south america base ready for action with Dr. Diamond to save anyone who gets hurt> blackops team with moira and drones > 1 team with 1 security place a celsol in Africahows that?
We should get the cyborg implant.This is all moot if Carpatescu or Tsion can point at us and give us a heart attack.Which we have seen can be done pretty much with no provocation.Plus it gives us an excuse if we want to leave the party early (oh yeah the Foreman just had heart surgery let him go to bed)
>>3810157thats a good idea. We use an action to do that then the other to be prepared?
>>3810150we roll a 1 and find out it is air gapped and not connected to the regular net.Its actually a massive server farm telling a huge warehouse of tech IT guys what to do on thousands of computers in the same room that IS connected to the net
>>3810173what a wild system that would be
>>3810155configure the carrier and buy a fleet asset if possible.>>3810162Risky. Should we be alone in all this?Perhaps we put some covert teams at each of our HQ and have two in reserve?1 covert team was used to do the CS pylon thing.Are we not going to make more pylons? They objectively increase our success a bit per pylon.Are we going to talk to people, like Ikko and matthews?
>>3810185If nothing else, then just configure the carrier...
>>3810176That's basically what's in your HQ's basement. BOCHICA was designed to run on regular desktop PCs; the distributed client came later. It's why I keep referring to CATS having a server farm and hosting some websites directly.The MCP is a program running on a Burroughs (now Unisys) mainframe that has been upgraded and enlarged since the 1970s. You expect that it looks more or less like (see picture).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burroughs_MCP>>3810190(Y'all tell me!)
>>3810193Is it possible to buy more assets at the end of month when the cash comes rolling in at the lats moment?>>3810155This looks good for the most part unless anyone objects?1, should we get the heart?2 do we need to put more security at our HQ?3 do we have contingency plans and have informed the necessary people?
>>3810162How much cash do we have left over?
Sorry for disappearing away again, my computer started having technical issues (downloading rainbow six siege updates for some reason was overloading the CPU causing it to freeze the computer. Fucking tech, am I right?) so I'm back, I'm back, I'm back! Still lost about 14 different illegally uploaded animes, so those will be fun to find...>>3810131Yeah I'll grant you that is all fine, thanks for taking my shit on board. No idea if yours is the most popular plan currently but it's got my vote at least.
>>3810225Do you hear someone at the door?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhsJ2ednYSk
>>3810131>>3810225(You don't have a base in South Africa though).>>3810157>>3810162(You can get the heart implant as your 1st action, and use your 2nd action more or less normally by judicious use of the right drugs; there will be a price to pay next month, in that you'll be bedridden or in rehab for an action, but there may not even be a next month)
>>3810236Implying the FBI can track through incognito: your memes are weak my friend.>>3810238>(You don't have a base in South Africa though).Yeah he was confusing it with South america, give the lad a pass.
Rolled 719 (1d1000)>>3810243(No worries! Just wanting to make sure.)Okay, so I see two votes for that plan>>3810131 there, anything else or are we good to go here?
>>3810247> no talking Ikko out of aligning with the Antichrist for the sake of preserving the prophecy> no mighty heart of steel> no security teams to protect the hacking guysWe're fucked. Do it.
>>3810155>>3810247?Are we going to configure the carrier? What about buying of fleet asset?
>>3810253I brought up these concerns but they seem to have been ignored.
>>3810254>>3810253(That's why I'm asking! Sorry for the delay if people are waiting, but I want to make sure y'all are sure you are good to go.)>>3810253>>3810256(Again, that is why I'm asking. I've noticed that >>3810253 is a bit shy about putting forth plans, maybe >>3810256 can do so?)For reference, >>3810131 leaves the Foreman in Rio before going to New Babylon, 1 factory free, 3 security teams free, and 4 work teams free. I'm not 100% sure what the Blackwatch team is doing there, but looks like free, too.
>>3810256To my understanding, we are abandoning our North American HQ under that plan and having Aki and her folk work from South America in our secondary HQ. Which means the security teams there should protect them.As to Ikko, I agree. Given that one of the special actions this turn is to talk to anyone freely over the internet for free and we can't meet Ikko in person, we can easily just throw her into the plan.Lastly the heart of steel, personally I think it'd be a nice to have but my plan is to jet out of New Babylon as soon as we've got our new budget: specifically I'm thinking we travel south into the allied African territory of ours and then hide in the factory there. That or we should go to Israel and crash with that jewish-scientist chemist guy we made friends with. I mean he has to have a house around there we can borrow for a night or two, right?
>>3810267Dr. Chaim Rosenzweig is a big fan of Carpatescu, and the two knew each other before Carpatescu's ascent to power. He is also probably the only living scientist more famous than Dr. Robertson. There's a decent chance that he's been invited to New Babylon for the MCP unveiling, if anything!Dr. Robertson has, in fact, been informed of the shindig, although not officially requested to attend. He declined stating that he has been working with arsenic-metabolizing bacteria, and therefore he and his staff are in quarantine lest they walk into a meeting of world leaders after having accidentally become bioweapons. This seemed to satisfy the New Babylon event organizer person.(Talking to people online is a free action regardless)
>>3810267We'll take some heart medicine and a mini defibrillator.I think the Black Opts team should go with us or guard the black site. The covert teams at least 1 guard HQ, Goon squad can stay with Robertson I suppose?>>3810284Hello Dr Roberson, I'm here to formally invite you to the MCP Ball and Gala! You are sure to be the life of the party.No.Sorry? May I ask why?No. I'd be the death of it. Literally.>secretary's face when explained that hes basically a walking bioweapon at the moment.
Well the next best plan I can think of is, immediately after our budget meeting with Carpatescu, having us receive a phone call: "something something dissident forces, something something threat to the network"; beg his permission to be excused and then rush to the nearest airport to board the fastest plane we can get our hands on and then land inside of the North African region.Then we get ourselves on the move as fast as we can to the far coast of North Africa while still remaining in strong contact with HQ and hopefully can arrange to have a plane waiting there to take us to South America if shit really starts to go wrong.>>3810295>I think the Black Opts team should go with us or guard the black siteProblem is we need 2 Bn to make that work (as in sneaking them into New babylon) and the only way we could get that would be selling a aerospace part or cutting back somewhere else.It'd probably be easier to arrange a high speed, low overhead exfiltration for us to north Africa or into the ether than it would be to arrange for them to manage to hide us in Carpatescu's literal eye-of-sauron level of control city.
>>3810303Alright then.short of selling weapons or something, I guess that's our only choice.>>3810155Or>>3810146?
>>3810303Just throw in the talk options I guess?
>>3810313>>3810316At the very least. I mean there is mention of the blackops team with moira and the drones but it doesn't mention what they are for or where they are.
>>3810323I think that is for the MCP attack, so Moira goes in and does stuff, and if we get in trouble the can bust us out.
>>3810303There's something you do have that you can use. A while ago, you became worried about defenestration, so you bought a small parachute of the sort that is used to kite-surf behind a boat, and had it sewn into one of your jackets.# Prepare that.When discussing exfiltration with Cpt. A. K. Steele, he mentions the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system; essentially a small balloon, or kite, lifting up a guy wire that can be harpooned mid-air by a slow airplane, such as an Antonov AN-2, and snatch away the target virtually in the blink of an eye. You know, like the Rapture.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_surface-to-air_recovery_system# Prepare that.Obviously, only one of these can be fit into the jacket before it starts looking too suspicious.They are both one-shot systems and very, very likely to hurt you (although not fatally). While it's the sort of thing that you'd expect to see in a James Bond movie, it's also the sort of thing you'd expect to see in an early James Bond movie, when they were at least trying to be realistic -- these things have been used by human operators starting from the mid-fifties.>>3810323Moira is happy to work with either group. It's inadvisable to send the black ops team with the other covert teams, but they will work together with no issues in an emergency or on a critical opreation such as this one (although you'll have to deal with the aftermath).>>3810316(Talking to Ikko is free; the one reason to not do so is that she may have zero clue about your plan, and talking to her might give her a clue depending on what you say).
>>3810328Hmm, Well then I guess we only talk to Santiago or will she try to stop us?Perhaps its best to have as few people know about it as possible so no one even suspects us.Could we pack one in a suitcase?, like the Fulton?
>>3810328https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_II:_RevelationSo we're not doing Left Behind anymore and we are doing this? >>3810313Sell more headsets with the spare factory? How much do we need.>>3810328# Kite surf thing. If there's enough wind it can be used as a Fulton harness too I think.>>3810328Talk to Ikko. If she wants to align herself with Carpatsu over us, she will have to admit to herself that she is aiding her Antichrist.
>>3810330Lets talk to her only if she acts against us, otherwise she may just sit back without trying to get involved.
>>3810328Do we need to put a team on selling Ear Buddies?>>3810328a small parachute of the sort that is used to kite-surf behind a boat, and had it sewn into one of your jackets.If possible, bring a suitcase and put the Fulton in it, leave it on the roof or something.
>>3810339# You need to put ONE team on it, but they can sell as many headsets as you have in stock.# Alternatively, you can hand them over to Ryan Andrews; people are sure to flock to his stores to pick them up. However, he's going to keep a bit of the money, so while it saves you deploying a team, it doesn't save you the 1BN initial cost.>>3810339You may be able to move around the Burj Carpathia a little, so the overhead for getting that done is minimal, yes. You will have a Gap Generator with you, although it's anything but portable -- even the second batch is roughly the size of small air conditioner, and runs (for a few hours per charge) on a car battery.
>>3810341Will it also save us from having to deal with any legal actions? I doubt we would lose, but it would cost us a point of favor with dimmsdale.So we lose 1 BN selling a batch of 4 nommies and get back 3bn?
OK it's 3:47PM, deadline for plans is 4PM. There'll be plenty of decisions to make if/when stuff goes wrong.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ViIKqAxYE
> sell 10 supplies> buy 8 power> 4 factories make nomenclatures> 1 factory make network> 1 factory on backup for economic take over> 1 team make and sell nomenclatures> Move Garabaldi to cost of south america> Foreman Talk to Santiago> Formans second action reserved for last minute stupidity> 4 teams with 1 Black opts team + Aki + Moira + Drones coordinate attack on MCP mainframe> Aki Reserve one action for last minute stupidity> 1 team move everything of any importance to south america.> 4 teams research defense> 4 teams on standby for last minute stupidity> 2 security teams on standby at south America base ready for action with Dr. Diamond to save anyone who gets hurt> 1 team with 1 security place a celsol in Africa1 covert team unused, maybe guard HQ.Not sure if the two teams wit Dr. Diamond cost anything for being on standby. If not we are at 0BN, if it does we are at -2BN and need to sell some guns or something.This is a tiny revised post of >>3810155 I just removed the "3 Work Crews + Aki' since it seemed like G5g anon forgot to, and specified black opts and Moira what they are doing and removed the redundancy.
>>3810361Yeah that was an error i left in. Yeah may as well use the last one to guard HQ or use em to guard the blacksite or use em to escort us back from the meeting with Carpatescu
>>3810361Standby is free, that is a legal plan.
>>3810365There you are. Stop lurking! We need your help.The thing is, we are already at either 0Bn or -2BNSince two covert teams are standing by in South America....>>3810366Okay we are at 0BN, we can sell one unit of small arms to Litwala for an extra deploy if you guys want. And if your okay with Sending a black opts team to hitch the MCP basement or not say so.>>3810366>legal planI guess there technically is no specific laws stating we cannot stage a financial coup against the anti christ, or we cannot have armed staff members on our payroll.
>>3810361>Not sure if the two teams wit Dr. Diamond cost anything for being on standby. If not we are at 0BN, if it does we are at -2BN and need to sell some guns or something.Seeing as they should only act once the new budget comes in, arguably they should subtract from next months budget.>>3810366Well there's our greenlight boys: lets save, or destroy, the world; cue the music, dim the lights and let the actors take the stage!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Q3i5w6-Ug
>>3810366>>3810365>>3810361Wait. We have 2.5 BN leftover?11 base funds+7.5 Supplies = 18.5-4bn for 8 power = 14.5+4 nommies = 18.5-5 for MCP Aki and Moira black opts = 13.5-1 move to south america = 12.5-4 def R&D = 8.5-2 for cs pylon crew and security = 6.5 bnWe have 6.5 BN left? wtf?
>>3810382>>3810373>>3810366>>3810365>Wait. We have 2.5 BN leftover?Derp!6.5 BN left over?
Can someone check over my math to see if I'm being retarded or not?
>>3810361>>3810373This is probably the last batch of Nomenklators you're going to be able to make for sale without getting lawyers involved -- ridiculous, as it was invented in your labs, but the same thing happened to some medications -- so you set the world's factories to do so with a vengeance. Thanks to the Synco system, quality is uniform, whether they be made in Marseille, Michigan or Morocco; Francine even catches the manager of Ryan Andrews' flagship store buying up a bunch of the ones you were selling at your arcade just so that he could put them for sale, at the same price, at HIS store next door, to drive foot traffic!The old lady decides to be nice about it and has the headset shelves put in the large doorway between the two stores.Below you, your VR floor is being dismantled; most critical equipment is being moved to South America, which will relegate this HQ to backup status. Of course, you have no interest in telling anybody, especially Dimmsdale or Carpatescu. Some of the equipment will be moving with the Garibaldi as soon as it reaches the Gulf Coast.# Install the rotary Stirling generator on the Garibaldi while she is underway.# Keep it available.You instruct BOCHICA to play arbitrageur, selling off some of your stock of iron rations and picking up power generators that are available for a song after the Y2K scare turned up to be nothing to worry about...... when Ikko pokes you on the IRC server you've been usingAki is going to go by train of all things, with the VR rigs; she's insisted, and you figure that she's going to dislike American trains after growing up in northern Europe, but you're heartened that she wants to have an adventure that involves looking out of the window. That said, she's going to be working on shoring up your cyberdefenses through the trip, so you hope that she remembers to look out the window at all."Hello, Foreman. What's going on?"You ask Ikko what she means."I've just bought several tons of emergency supplies from you, as it turns out. Is Carpatescu making you liquidate?""Just playing the futures market, same as you do.""I'm doing it because I want to keep my people alive until the Glorious Appearing of Christ, Foreman. What's your deal?"# I'm getting rid of your Antichrist in a couple of weeks, Ikko.# I'm getting rid of your Antichrist in a couple of weeks, Chloe Steele.# Just taking advantage of the market. What's up?>>3810370(Legal as in, fits the rules) Yes, you can definitely sell weapons to Litwala.>>3810382(You also have some teams left over, yes. Might want to decide what to do with them!)I get11 base+7.5 Supplies = 18.5-4bn for 8 power = 14.5+4 nommies = 18.5-5 for MCP Aki and Moira black opts = 13.5-1 move to south america = 12.5-4 def R&D = 8.5-4 teams on readiness = 4.5bn-2 for cs pylon crew and security = 2.5 bnYou have 3BN left over (I said that selling Nommies would get a bonus, so it means round up instead of rounding down).
# Just taking advantage of the market. What's up?
>>3810387Oh, I thought 4 teams on reserve would be free. Still 3BN is not to shabby....Reconfigure carrier to Orbital, and buy 1 Fleet asset.Orbital will help us with the take over yes?Or perhaps turn it into black opts ship for our retrieval?Okay so buy fleet asset -2bnconfigure the carrier to either:Orbital and move to South America.Configure it to Black opts and move it as close to New Babylon as possible for our retrieval (like to Madagascar close.) and for the black opts teams safety (the get a bonus.)
>>3810391Halp me with this. >>3810392
>>3810383>>3810385It certainly sounds solid but I'll do my own check using the numbers from>>3810361 we go: 11 to 18.5 to 14.5 to 19.5, to 15.5 to 14.5 to 10.5 to 8.5 assuming those two teams in the South american base cost nothing to just have guard there. Huh, we had a fair bit of surplus capacity and a annoying .5 we should really just buy an extra power part.>>3810387# Install the rotary Stirling generator on the Garibaldi while she is underway.We might need to operate from a mobile base without refuel for awhile and this will make that a bit more feasible.# Just taking advantage of the market. What's up?I kinda want to get her onboard by promising her that Christians will be protected just the same as any other citizen because our market-management software is decentralised, publicly-controlled (mostly) and highly automated: not designed to ensure societal control so much as it is designed to maximise efficiency and skim a bit off the top for our own profit.
>>3810392I'm going to lean towards black opts configuration for carrier and use it to help the team there and for our safety and escape...
>>3810394But we risk her as a 3rd actor by telling her whats up, if we try to get her on our side, we will have to spill the beans.I think we can talk to her, but not tell her anything important. She may suspect something is up, but so long as she doesn't act against us, its good enough.
>>3810394# Install the rotary Stirling generator on the Garibaldi while she is underway.Agreed. We never quite settled where to put it.We can talk to Ikko about market stuff.
>>3810401>>3810403How about this, we just tell her that Carpeatscu is going to pull something soon, we're going to pull something even sooner to hopefully stop him and that, even if she won't help us, she must at least try to not help him.In return we promise that once things blow over we'll owe her a favour or something she wants specifically assuming it's reasonable.
>>3810387https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk4xpDI9pJIA good thing about the VR arcade is that it's doing a pretty good job masking the fact that there are quite a few trucks leaving CATS HQ full and coming back in empty; people know that it's a CATS promotional stunt. A few startups have started working on similar tech for a reasonable price point, but it's got some time to go, you reckon.>>3810394>>3810391"Just taking advantage of the market. What's up?"You discuss prices a little bit; she says that she expects the world to start eating up its stores of food within the year. She's not wrong; her projections are pretty close to Carla's."Morale Monitors have started rounding our people up." She tells you abot the raid you ordered, although she has no real details about it. "It's a genuine miracle that they missed me, Buck, and Tsion. I'm wondering if he might be safer in Israel, all considered."# Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too.# Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too. Mathews wants use them to overthrow Carpatescu.# You expected the MM to be your first episode of persecution? Too bad! It was us, CATS!# I think I can forge a release order for you.# I think I can forge a release order for you, but only for one of them, so pick well.>>3810396(This sort of shenanigans is what the black ops configuration is for, really. The other option is orbital, since it has the best ECM capabilities.)>>3810403>>3810394The Stirling generator is going to be installed in tandem with the Garibaldi's auxiliary generator; despite the name, it's a monster, and could be used as the main power plant for a smaller ship. This will not allow the Garibaldi to move without fuel -- the propellers are not electrically coupled to the gas turbines -- but it does mean that the ship can now operate as a floating base in the event of a fuel shortage. There's even enough juice to spare to run a desalinator.Cpt. Steele comments that he is now the captain of the world's last surviving nuclear warship. "I mean, it's not unlikely so as to say that a hot-dog is a sandwich, but I'm willing to stretch the definition. After all, she's registered in Chicago."* A. K. Steele is now True Neutral on the Sandwich Alignment Chart.
>>3810410Under what circumstances would she help our boss, doesn't she and her faction think of him as the Anti Christ?Also......What if we kidnap our boss?
Is Somalia friendly territory at the moment?I say convert the Garibaldi to Black OPs and move to the Horn of Africa. It can have access to both the Mediterranean (Suez Canal) and Persian Gulf. Otherwise we can have it lurk around the Arabian sea, maybe Sri Lanka. It'll still be close to the Persian Gulf for extraction.
>>3810422# Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too.# I think I can forge a release order for you.>* A. K. Steele is now True Neutral on the Sandwich Alignment Chart.A man after my own heart, so many days I debated that chart with my fellows and discovered the depths of human mental illness are often hidden and taco-lover-based.
>>3810424You're not so much worried that she would consciously help Carpatescu, so much as act in concert with him due to emergent behavior when it comes to the economy; her interest is in preserving the status quo until the cashless system becomes mandatory, which she believes is inevitable and which she has planned for, and the MCP will operate in accordance with that.
>>3810424That's... very difficult, but not impossible.>>3810432(To clarify, that means Release All)
>>3810424>Under what circumstances would she help our boss, doesn't she and her faction think of him as the Anti Christ?Yeah but I was more so referring to earlier when OP said she might help him unintentionally: I'm basically trying to get across to her that she should either join with us or lay low as hell for a little while so we can do this shit without any interference from her.>What if we kidnap our boss?I mean, we could see about getting him to the roof and then Fulton device-ing him into a plane that takes him to our aircraft carrier and then to the blacksite. It would be insane to do so but it could be done.
>>3810434I know it does, I'm expecting her to ask for the catch and then we ask her to stay the hell out of our way or obey a few economic purchase / sale commands from our computers.
# Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too. Mathews wants use them to overthrow Carpatescu.# Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too. Mathews wants use them to overthrow Carpatescu.Hint that Matthew's may make a power play soon.
>>3810440It might be a decent idea but I have a gut feeling it would backfire.
>>3810438(You can offer Release All, or Release One. I guess you could offer to release any number, but that's mroe suspicious, and honestly it makes the simulation a lot harder for me)>>3810435( See intro picture for https://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/Main.HomePage.html )
>>3810422>Video unavailable for playback# Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too. Mathews wants use them to overthrow Carpatescu.Gonna put on the biggest troll face when we tell her we detained her friends because they didn't pay their phone and internet bill.# I think I can forge a release order for you, but only for one of them, so pick well.or two.If she asks, its for the life of the MMM (Morale Monitor Mole), this sonuvabitch got some of my staff killed.>* A. K. Steele is now True Neutral on the Sandwich Alignment Chart.W-w-what?I really hope we don't give him a bag of chips by mistake when hes expecting fish or french(FREEDOM!) fries.>>3810429I'm a bit uncomfortable moving it that close. So long as a plane ride can get us back it shouldn't matter to much....
>>3810449>W-w-what?Have you never seen the sandwich chart? >I'm a bit uncomfortable moving it that close. So long as a plane ride can get us back it shouldn't matter to much....Well given we have assets in north africa, we could land a plane there and refuel while our aircraft carrier waits further out at sea between europe and south america or something.
>>3810435> kidnap the Antichrist by Rapturing him with an airplaneThis needs more Nicholas Cage. Fortunately there is a fitting Nicholas Cage for this.
>>3810443Chloe is a fatalist. She's not going to actively subvert the MCP because DEUS VULT INFIDEL or what have you.By hinting at a power play, I'm hoping Chloe will stay out of the scuffle so that she can figure out what system is going to win.
>>3810443>>3810440I'm thinking by having her know this, she may leak it in the same manner she did with Fulgorne or whats the italian cops name.So when shit hits the fan, suspicion may either point to Matthews or at least he will be ready for any possible treachery.I'm mainly worried that our boss may get the bullet, and we basically helped he get it by not securing him.
>>3810455True, that'd be nice. What might also be nice is if we could get some additional economic help from her by convincing her we're more reasonable as a world dictator (tm) than the Anti-christ, which shouldn't be hard.
>>3810451>Have you never seen the sandwich chart? No.....?>Well given we have assets in North AfricaThat could work, but don't we potentially lose our sensor and mobility bonus? If not then by all means, that is probably better choice.
>>3810457>I'm mainly worried that our boss may get the bullet, and we basically helped he get it by not securing him.Christ Mathews wants power but even he isn't dumb enough to outright shoot Carpaestcu in the middle of his capital or anything. Plus the difficulty of getting a gun to shoot him inside of the tower or past his security? The closest to impossible money can get.
>>3810462Don't we basically walk into his office with a concealed gun 4 times a year?A morale monitor might be willing to help sneak some people or weapons in.
>>3810457>> I'm mainly worried that our boss may get the bullet, and we basically helped he get it by not securing him.Going by the Time Table, provided by Remnant, Big Boss isn't supposed to snuff it until after the Demon Horsemen.Besides he has Satanic powers at his beck and call. He'll be fine.
>>3810422> Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too. Mathews wants use them to overthrow Carpatescu.> I think I can forge a release order for you.
>>3810467Well going by the time table, its a ragged mess by how much we have been raping it.
>>3810469>>3810432Why do you want to release all of them?We need a few for experiments, plus some of them will know about a few things that we don't want leaking.
>>3810473Im thinking we play nice. We can always get more.
>>3810470I feel we've shaken the Time Table a bit so that the world hasn't been fully devastated by the Judgments, but things are still proceeding on track.We still have the 'Demon Locusts' en route. We still have the Witnesses preaching at the wall. We still have a candidate eager to start a 'Cashless System'.>>3810478Nah. I'd like to point out that they've been mingling with our Nuclear hostages. The Remnant know too much now.
>>3810461>No.....?Inspect the attached image, post where you fall / which ones you agree with.>That could work, but don't we potentially lose our sensor and mobility bonus? If not then by all means, that is probably better choice.Eh, if we want to get as far away as fast as possible, that's our best bet. That or we settle down somewhere in a pre-selected north African village and use a satellite uplink to communicate with HQ while Carpeastcu struggles to find us.
>>3810422>>3810481alright fair im switching to > Yeah, I caught a MM mole here, too. Mathews wants use them to overthrow Carpatescu.> I think I can forge a release order for you, but only for one of them, so pick well.
>>3810478Well, I was thinking we could stage a fake rescue with a security team, and have a bunch of the guards play dead with fake blood and bullet holes.There's one other glaring issue that I don't want to mention with releasing them.
>>3810465I don't think we walk in with any weapons so no.>>3810473>Why do you want to release all of them?Max relations / favour-owing.>We need a few for experiments, plus some of them will know about a few things that we don't want leaking.We can get more Christians for experiments. Hell we can go to Irael and kidnap some of Tsion's flock for experiments since that'll disrupt his part of the narrative too.>I'd like to point out that they've been mingling with our Nuclear hostages. The Remnant know too much now.To be fair, I don't think we ever told the nuclear guys who we were, just that we were the good guys, showed them some technical stuff and they could learn more if they actually joined.
>>3810483Probably everything but the section in Ingredient rebel?>>3810488>I'd like to point out that they've been mingling with our Nuclear hostages. The Remnant know too much now.well you just stuffed the cat in the bag and swung it around till it stopped making noise before throwing it to your kid to bring to class for show and tell now didn't you?Perhaps the guy who went up north knows very much too much now.
>>3810483(I'm.... a Chaotic Neutral ice cream taco?)>>3810488We can release one member, right now. The rest we can release after our attack.>>3810491That is a very.... interesting analogy. o.oll
>>3810449The Garibaldi is a modern warship, she can be in whatever position you need her to be by the end of the month, even while installing a new generator.(It's actually pretty amazing the amount of work that can be done on a warship while underway: it's because they have a lot more hands on board than work boats)>>3810453I dig that. I dig it with the giant excavator that shows up in Ghost Rider, which you have.>>3810461Having the Garibaldi in the Mediterranean or Indian Ocean is close enough for your purposes.>>3810465No, you aren't armed for that particular meeting -- your clearance lets you take your sidearm in a lot of places where most people cannot, but there's a limit. The only time you were armed in New Babylon outside the trip to and from your hotel room was during Alkahest's launch party; a security bouncer gave you a Taser.>>3810469>>3810449"I also caught a Morale Monitor spying on us. He's not dead, if you care.""What did you do to him? Stuck him into one of those spiffy virtual reality systems so that he thinks he is in some futuristic prison beyond the realm of sanity?""... No, but that's actually a pretty cool idea. Turns out Pontifex Mathews has been subverting the Morale Monitors from the beginning and wants to overthrow Carpatescu.""That's not going to work.""My math gives him a 18 percent chance.""Scripture gives him a 0 percent chance. Carpatescu is invulnerable until the midpoint of the Tribulation, then he will have no choice but to die and be indwelt by Satan. I know that you know these things.""So he doesn't get free will?""You'd have to ask Tsion. It's a bit complicated."She tells you about the planned meeting of the witnesses next month, and says that you would be welcome as a spectator."Thank you, but if you're wanting to trade favor, it's too small for what I have on the table.""Which is?""I have the Morale Monitor's credentials; I can forge a release order for one of your people, or a transfer order for a known time and destination, then you can take it from there. More than one would be suspicious, though."You're chatting via IRC; there's no way to tell if she's thinking about it, talking about it with others, or what."Cheryl Tiffane! She's pregnant. Oh, I hope they haven't forced her to commit abortion.""Why? I mean, according to you belief, the fetus would go to Heaven without being troubled by living in this world, no?""That's not a laughing matter, Foreman. You should think about your own soul before you think of other people's. Anyway, yes, please!""Good. In return, you are to"# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for four weeks, starting two weeks from now.# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for two months, starting now.# turn in a volunteer from the 144000. To me, not to the MM. He will be well treated and allowed, in fact required, to preach to my crew. Basically, I want a chaplain. (Lab rat for GGs).
>>3810491>>3810494>Probably everything but the section in Ingredient rebel?>(I'm.... a Chaotic Neutral ice cream taco?)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_IlNbsILLE>>3810496>"Scripture gives him a 0 percent chance. Carpatescu is invulnerable until the midpoint of the Tribulation, then he will have no choice but to die and be indwelt by Satan. I know that you know these things."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLnTWxpTQt4# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for four weeks, starting two weeks from now.OR# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for two months, starting now.Which ever proves more popular.
>>3810494Indeed it is.bit of dark edgy humor. Your reaction made me chuckle.>>3810496>MediterraneanVery easy to cut off, only two narrow exit routes.Plus, isn't GC military air force stationed in Europe?
# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for four weeks, starting two weeks from now.
>>3810496# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for two months, starting now.
>>3810496So Ikko is also a big nerd. Well she went to Stanford for comp sci in 199x. We should get Aki to seduce her to the dork side of the Force. Join us, we have broadband.# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for two months, starting now.and let ourselves be talked down to# spin down Commodity Co-Op external trading for four weeks, starting two weeks from now.
>>3810496Do we know what morale monitors look like?Perhaps we should have them dressed up as priests? Arm them with tasers, and chloroform.
>>3810503>>3810504>>3810506>>3810508>>3810509"I want you to shut down external ops until March.""Does that have to do with the announcement Carpatescu is going to make about the cashless system?"Does she have a mole in New Babylon, or is she that quick on the uptake?"Maybe.""That means we've got a year to do our trading. I can't lose two months of that.""Four weeks, starting two weeks from now.""So it is about that announcement then!""I am working for Carpatescu. Any market disruption would make me look bad. Do you want me replaced with someone less reasonable?""Okay, deal. But I must tell you again, if you are working for Carpatescu, he will fail, and so will you. It is written.""Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.""I mean it. You're a rational man. Join the winning side. There's no cost to you and the benefits are eternal. Why wouldn't you?""Maybe it's because I've always had a weakness for lost causes once they're really lost.""Okay, fine. But think about it. Sleep on it. After all, tomorrow is another day!"You're both out of Gone with the Wind quotes for now, by the look of it.# Let Cheryl go without explanation.# Let Cheryl go but let her grab some choice intel first -- Mathews' coup plan, for example, or Moira working for him and having discovered magic that let her survive Eli and Moishe, or just random conspiracy theories to increase the noise ratio.# Let the Trib Force have their fun and give them a chance to do a rescue op a couple hundred miles away from your darksite.>>3810512They look like plainclothes policemen who aren't very good at the whole plainclothes thing; Vajpayee is getting good at spotting them. They mostly snoop around; if they've started doing midnight raids, you don't know of any.
(IDK why but I figure that Raman Vajpayee looks like Gaff from Blade Runner.)
>>3810526> Let the Trib Force have their fun and give them a chance to do a rescue op a couple hundred miles away from your darksite.> Let Cheryl go but let her grab some choice intel first -- Mathews' coup plan in specific.
>>3810509I can't find that /tg/ picture of a fantasy rpg D&D group experimenting on pain cultist before setting up a evil god pain based AOL online telecommunications company so I'll just post a Nick.
>>3810526# Let the Trib Force have their fun and give them a chance to do a rescue op a couple hundred miles away from your darksite.We can possible track them or take photos and identify them later.Also we can give Cheryl some "salted info" too.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>3810556>>3810549You definitely can; what salted info will that be?"All right. I've forged a transfer order for one Cheryl Tiffane. Copy-paste this somewhere..."You tell her that Cheryl will be taken by unmarked vehicle to Winnipeg. You tell her that some bullshit advanced algorithm of yours (BOCHICA is good at statistics, but cannot predict the movements of one car; your 18% figure's accuracy was way overstated) predicts that given the make and model of the car used for the transfer, they will stop at one particular gas station, where a small team should be able to break the car's lock and get her out. You warn her against trying to overpower the driver as that will trigger all sort of (nonexistent) alarms.The gas station is not on the direct route between the blacksite and Winnipeg, and Cheryl will be blindfolded and driven around in zigzag patterns for a bit.This means tat the overhead for you is minimal; one guy to drive the car, one to install cameras at the gas station.>>3810549You arrange for Cheryl to be taken away after a medical checkup - the prisoners are used to her health being monitored more frequently than others'. During the process, she will be able to grab a USB drive from one of the guards' desktop computers; it contains an accurate copy of what little data you have about Mathews' coup attempt, plus some speculation.# (Any other data, true or false, that you want to plant?)By then, the Garibaldi should have the new generator in place, and the conversion to# orbital/ECM# covert opsshould be complete. Her final destination in# Mediterranean# Strait of Hormuzis close enough to allow your airplanes to reach New Babylon, maybe with a refueling hop in the middle -- Antonovs can operate on automotive gasoline, so they can literally land at a gas station and get back up, if the road is straight enough. GC markings should prevent anyone from asking questions.
>>3810594Your prison guards have to act like complete incompetents for Cheryl to finally notice the USB drive, but she manages to pocket the thing before being taken away by your "Morale Monitor".
>>3810532I imagined him more like this, but a bit younger and more metrosexual looking.
>>3810601(That's probably more accurate, yeah. This guy would be older than the pic, but he's the type to dye his beard and mustache)
Maybe we can give some false info about how Matthew is proposing a Mark of Loyalty to the Catholic Church. Something that wouldn't be out of place in a Chick Tract.#Covert OPs#Straight of Hormuz
>>3810594# covert opsWant a clean getaway....# MediterraneanWe control north Africa nominally so this should actually be okay somewhat.
>>3810594> Strait of Hormuz easier access to the ocean where we can run> covert ops
>>3810594Less speculation and more of a detailed plan, including introducing a "mark of piety" on the head so they will think of it as a mark of the beast.Also make it clear that the color purple is reserved for special clergy. Make it seem like MM blackmails people like Moira to work for them, but don't mention her by name but by a nickname and a description of her hair perhaps.Have details of a coup roughly that tell of early rough draft plans for a religious tithe that would be made to ensure that people donate as much as "the poor woman did rather than the rich man did" when Jesus observe two people make donations at a church. I forget the specific story or what its called.Mention how we have been infiltrating from church groups to government agencies and other bad villainy stuff.Mention that we have successfully infiltrated a radical heretical cult know as the Tribulation force or something to the effect with a few agents.
>>3810608It is also close to Italy. Could work into our operation I suppose. The real question is where do we want to land our ship. Brazil or Chile?
>>3810608>>3810607Nominally, the Garibaldi is there as a picket ship to provide support in case there are more problems with Ethiopian pirates, but in truth, the area has been quiet. The Antonovs are loaded, painted to fit -- one black, the others with GC markings -- and a Fulton extraction system installed. The warship turns on all her passive sensors and makes ready to look like the control tower for Kuwait City airport to most radiophonic transmissions - you have no way to stop the Global Community air force, of course, but at least you will know they are coming, and if it's night, you will be able to delay them by sending contradictory instructions.Cheryl is no longer your problem.# Neither is Ikko, at least for now.# Tell her that you know her real name.# Ask her if there's anything else.>>3810619(Ooh, I love that)
>>3810619Code Name: Mary Magdalen? Oooh! Mention how Matthew's is compiling a database of every known Protestant in a super computer, deep within the Vatican Archives. They call it.... Project Isidore, named after the patron saint of the Internet.
>>3810619>>3810625Support but not the last line.Remnant have a supernatural mark on their forehead that is hard to copy. We copied it once for a few minutes but it was because it was a place under our control also distraction tits"Mention that we have been trying to infiltrate a radical heretical cult know as the Tribulation force or something but they are too smart and holy and handsome for us it seems."
>>3810624> ask ikko is there is anything else we can help with while we are on the line.
>>3810624>or if she wants to play a game of AOE 2
Which parts?>>3810624# Ask her if there's anything else.Ask her if she knows anything about the Daughter(s) of Africa?Ask her if she knows when the price of supplies may drop again.>>3810628I guess. I don't see how ECOWF won't have some marked believers but eh.
>>3810636I'm more in the mood for Stronghold Crusader.Wait its not 2001 yet. Darn.
>>3810638>>Author Logic: No True Believer would rub elbows with those dirty heathens and infidels.
>>3810651We get early access.We'll play the prequel then.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>3810625>>3810628In addition to the real data, you add a todo.txt that suggests that Mathews wants to copy the sign of God on the believers' forehead, but will also allow it on the right hand so that it does not conflict with the Indian bindi, that he wants to formalize an Ecclesiarchy, make tithes mandatory and copyright a particular shade of purple for exclusive clergy use, and so on.The USB stick also mention "Mary Magdalene" the fire-haired, and her close relationship with the old Celtic Gods, and the dark secret in her past that allows Mathews to keep her under control. There's a throwaway line about being the secret source of funding behind Andrews' occult stores, and a note that the reward money for infiltrating the Tribulation Force has increase due to unsatisfactory results.You ask Ikko if she wants anything else; she's smart enough to not plead for your immortal soul again.Apparently she's a Red Alert fan, and mains Soviet in multiplayer, but hasn't played the Soviet single player campaign because she doesn't like playing the bad guys.And that's it for her.>>3810642>>3810636(So this exists.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind:_Eternal_Forces )You're leaving very little to chance; as the Garibaldi crosses the ocean, your people arrive in New Babylon in small groups, the drones shipped in as toys and demo articles. There are checkpoints to enter the global capital, of course, but avoiding them is not terribly difficult when you have control of the airwaves -- instead of any James Bond tricks, your people simply rent one of the least savory buildings in New Babylon under the guise of an engineering startup and have guns and large drones shipped in along with various mechanical parts. When asked why they want to set up a workshop -- many startups have a NB office, but they usually only have offices and showcase storefronts -- they say that it's because they want to keep their salesmen honest. A bored customs agent shakes her head, wishing them good luck but knowing that they will fail.>>3810660ALL HAIL HAROLD PENISMAN!!!!!
I'm surprised we didn't make more network nodes this turn.
>>3810668>So this existsHow long where you sitting on this one?
(Ah I remember Eternal Forces. I remember the controversy it caused because of footage of Tribulation Force members praising god after blowing up GC med convoys.)
>>3810668that looks like it could potentially be fun. im into it when are we setting up a 8 player game where no one knows how to play.
>>3810668New Babylon's enormous domed indoor mall has been completed, and the territory-specific arcologies are almost done, too; the African one is the farthest along, which isn't too surprising since rather than being a monolithic building it's a reconstruction of an idealized neighborhood, with stores showcasing products from across the continent.The Russian arcology is a monument to science, designed by whoever made all those angular Socialist posters; the American one is essentially a mini-Epcot; and so on.Carpatescu has wanted to ramp up the futuristic glitz lately; the crystal "claw" of the Burj Carpatia has lasers projected on it, solar panels cover every bus stop and many roofs, and street centerlines and the like have been remade with electroluminescent wire; policemen have EL wire on their hats and traffic-control paddles. Telling you that she is in position, Monica comments that Aki would love this.* Insertion successful.# Go to Rio and talk to Santiago.# Check on Aki.# Check on the Fragment 4 insurance-policy probe.You may be undermining Mathews, but he and Andrews have been delivering the goods; this month's Archives find is an excellent translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh, better than those that were released before. It includes notes about a possible "pre-Babelian" language the hearing of which would either be understandable neurologically, rather than culturally, or compel the listener to obey instructions, or both. You suspect that Neal Stephenson read this one, since such a thing shows up in the plot of the novel Snow Crash. Meme magic may be itself a meme, but apparently there may be something in the Sumerian "me". >>3810679(Would you believe that I played it when it came out? Hilariously, in multiplayer GC were useless... until they released the patch that made the game slightly less mysogynist, which also buffed the cookies out of them)
>>3810699>Would you believe that I played it when it came out?Only if you were forced to or someone bought it for you.
>>3810707(I have lived in a Southern Baptist family, attended -- 3 times a week -- a Southern Baptist church, and went to a Southern Baptist school. It was truly an experience and, coming from Europe, a huge culture shock. I'm still friends with most of them, and they know I'm writing this quest!)
>>3810699well considering it intended 7v1 I imagine they were bad>Talk to Santago
Definitely bookmark that Enochian Memetic Sapir Worf Magic for later review. #Check on Aki(I never played myself, but I had a field day reading through the online FAQ that listed the various agents. The GC had a a lot of New Age and Liberals if I recall, yes?)
>>3810711(Oh, you could stomp 1v4 if playing GC and everyone else was TF, once you learned what you were doing. Never tried the sequels though, apparently one of them has a MURICA FUCK YEAH faction that isn't the Tribbles)>>3810713(Yep. Secularists, Rock Musicians, and so on. The recruiting system was kinda close to War Wind. I'm glad I was around for the golden age of RTS. Wish I had the manual.).>>3810711You fly to Rio to find the subpotentate waiting for you at the airport; the obligatory pomp-and-circumstance is minimal (although you do get a red carpet) and consists of a honor-guard detail that pretty much takes you prisoner for the two hundred yards it takes for you to get to the terminal (Jet bridges are for decadent Nortenos). Santiago is looking well; there's a bit more grey in her hair, but she's in excellent shape. The airport is busy and clean, the guards' uniforms impeccable but practical."So, Foreman, now I am going to tell you what you are going to do." She shifts to a nasal tone, clearly mocking Carpathia's mesmerism. "You're going to kiss my hand and go for a jog with me up the hill, where we can talk undisturbed."# Yes ma'am.# Let's talk immediately, this is serious.>>3810723(I think it was the closest thing I'll ever experience to visiting an alternate dimension, so I'll take it!)
>>3810731Either way, wherever you do talk, what will you talk about?# Listen, first.# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to remain neutral.# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.# Ask her how she thinks you're doing with the situation in Africa.
# Yes Ma'am~!# Listen First
>>3810737This woman has a dozen years on you, but you have a hard time keeping up; you know it'd be even harder in the mountains, where your secondary -- at least in theory -- HQ is. Worse is the fact that her breath is almost completely even; she tells you what's been going on with her and all you can manage is monosyllabic acknowledgements."Enoch Litwala and Abdurraman Wahid have been making advances on me. Not the fun kind, you understand, they want to enter some sort of private trade agreement -- the global south needs real equality, that sort of thing. I'm not against it, you understand, but it'd take tax revenue away from the big boss, and I can't imagine him liking that. I've been ambiguous about it so far, but I think Fortunato is suspecting me, and Wahid, of disloyalty. Litwala obviously wants a leg up against Rebohoth, not a big surprise there. Carpatescu... he seems fine with me, he's ordered everybody to be extravagant when it comes to their own palaces and the arcologies in New Babylon. He's also invited me to some big-deal party. Huh? You too? Interesting. What computer? You're finally doing the cashless system? Oh, I guess he's got his own system. Oh, I see. Heh, the banks always make out good in the end, don't they?"Santiago has been loyal to Carpatescu in the same sense that you have; he's better than the alternatives and you work well together. Any hint of actual loyalty to him went out of the window when you showed her that he was brainwashing her.# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to remain neutral.# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.# Ask her how she thinks you're doing with the situation in Africa.
# Ask her how she thinks you're doing with the situation in Africa.
>>3810734Kiss her on the cheek.# Ask her how she thinks you're doing with the situation in Africa.
>>3810751>Ask her how she thinks you're doing with the situation in Africa.dont let that end the convo tho, I do want to ask for help after we get the small talk done.
>>3810751Tell her about the Morale Monitors attempts to infiltrate everything, we caught one ourselves.
>>3810753>>3810756>>3810759"Your people are doing great! They're using force multipliers, winning hearts and minds, minimizing the impact of their losses and taking advantage of their victories. My only recommendation would be that you study your enemy a little. All the signals intelligence in the world won't give you as good a picture as walking and talking with the people you're trying to, heh, liberate. You personally? Not so good. You shouldn't take foolish risks, but sometimes you have to be seen to lead from the front, and either you're really good at camouflage, or you haven't even set foot there yourself yet. Unless I miss my guess, and you're doing it on purpose because you want people to pay attention to Litwala... in which case, you're succeeding. But seriously, visit; walk the roads, smell the dirt, maybe don't drink the water, heh."She thinks you'll have Rebohoth's palace in six months or less, at this rate. She also tells you that the arsenic rain has taken its toll; hundreds ill, dozens dead despite her efforts to give water filters out to as many people as possible. "The wildlife is doing surprisingly well considering, and people are smart enough to not eat dead critters, but if people have been drinking river water for centuries, and some random asshole shows up and tells them to stop, well, would you?"She doesn't know if it's God or aliens doing this, but she hopes it's the latter. "God I don't know what to do with. Little green men, I do."# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to remain neutral.# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.
>>3810759We can handle the African thing ourselves. All we really need is hardware. Offer her a chance to build up decent hardware in IFV's for her and other armored lovechild.
>>3810761(Good point actually, adding that.)# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to remain neutral.# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.# Tell her about the Morale Monitors. * adn that's it. * they are controlled by Mathews. * Mathews is planning a coup.
# Tell her about Mathew's attempt at a coup
>>3810769"Ah, the big boss has put the kibosh on any and all weapons exports. Big problem there. Now though, suppose that we do, what's the Gringo word for it - eighty percent kits? We do most of the manufacturing here, you find some chop shop in Africa to do the final assembly. I think that if you disembark some combat gear off your carrier, you should be able to fit enough containers to make it feasible... you don't want to handle this with someone else's boat if you've got your own." (This is doable, but The Garibaldi would have to be in cargo or generic configuration)
>>3810768> Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to remain neutral or actively help us. Up to her.> Tell her about the Morale Monitors.> tell her about Mathew's attempt at a coup
>>3810768>>3810773# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.You don't need to do much, just don't attack my HQ or arrest me my staff. If you want anything more however, you would need to be more active.# Tell her about the Morale Monitors.* adn that's it.* they are controlled by Mathews.>>3810779Well that was easy, I was going to offer to build up her armored mechanized infantry forces for a few factories, but seems like she wants them and then some.
>>3810773# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to either remain neutral or help you.I think this works better.Honestly I'd somewhat rather we don't tell her to be on the safe side, but she may get orders or react unpredictably if we don't.
>>3810781I'd also add onto this anon's points (with her permission) that we should emphasise the superiority of BOCHICA as a system compared to MCP. Fact is if anything ever happens to the Central MCP servers / control stack? It's dead in the water where BOCHICA is damn near invincible at this point to everything short of a complete network failure by EMP or act of god, especially given our recent focus on improving defence and ratting out informants and spies.There's also the fact that the BOCHICA system allows for far more economic freedom (and localisation, something important to her near-agrarian society idealism) since we don't really care about total control like the big boss. Plus since it's open source it can be modified and enhanced by the public to suit their own needs rather than having to wait for the government to respond to their needs.Not to mention the fact that the BOCHICA system is self-regulating and smarter than the MCP ever can be thanks to it's design structure as a learning program but also because it has no theoretical limit to the computing power it can control since it makes use of decentralised computing spread throughout the network whereby every user helps every other user.Also the fact that it's got a far better name. I mean, we went and did the whole mythical thing where they just went with a Snazzy 3-letter acronym.
>>3810794>with her permissionChrist I'm tired, that should've been "their"
>>3810781>>3810777You start turning on your phone to show her the Morale Monitor's confession and corroborating documents, but she gestures you to push it down. "Can we pretend we aren't tied down by your gizmos for a second? Thank you."Instead, you tell her; she has no reason to not trust you. "Heh. You know, this continent was under the Catholic Church's control until basically last Tuesday. Even the dictators had to kiss the ring." She gives you the example of Papa Doc Duvalier, just to mention one, and how the supposedly saintly Mother Teresa -- who was Raptured, by the way -- was politically in bed with him, helping him evade sanctions and supporting his regime just because he was anti-abortion and anti-Communist.She tells you that she's caught some Morale Monitors looking around, and the fact that some or all were working for Mathews in addition to Carpatescu makes sense given what they were looking at. "Some are pretty harmless -- they were investigating the Piraha tribe. You know, the ones who don't have a word for God or Gods? Well, they do now, M&M's aren't good anhropologists. The rest were just wanting to keep an eye on my Spartan Guard."Santiago is pretty good at HUMINT; she gave them the runaround, and knows for a fact that their reports basically makes it sound like that the Spartan Guard are basically her poolboys / eye candy. This was reported to Carpatescu for sure, because during one of the potentate board meetings, he actually encouraged her in this sort of indulgence. "Ha, as if!">>3810781>>3810784>>3810790(You got to pick your pitch here -- stay neutral, or actively get involved).>>3810794(That's a good thing to add to either pitch, by all means do!)
Just got done binging both quests, and boy has it been a wild ride catching up. Thanks for writing these!# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.# Tell her about the Morale Monitors, that they are controlled by Mathews and he's planning a coupWe want the help, so it's better to be decisive at this juncture when talking to Santiago. We're putting all our cards on the table, should get something in return. > Brace for the obligatory 'that's XCOM, baby' moment.
#Actively Help At the very least request that she talk to Wahid, bring him on board? Maybe get other Potentates as well?
>>3810819>At the very least request that she talk to Wahid, bring him on board? Maybe get other Potentates as well?Too risky, we've not got them on side and they are mind-controlled. Risk doesn't equal reward.
>>3810802> Alright actively help then
>>3810802>(You got to pick your pitch here -- stay neutral, or actively get involved).# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.This song seems strangely appropriate considering what we're about to do:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo
>>3810802# Tell her about your plan to subvert Carpatescu and ask her to actively help you.
Question to my fellow voting anons: if we do get a yes for assistance from her; will we bring her to the highest level of trust in our Organisation? Will we let her learn of the narrative effect experiments and our developed Gap generators / anti-narrative field technology?On the one hand, if she believes us then we can almost certainly count on her support through everything. If not, chances are she'll think we're insane.
>>3810812(Thank you for taking the time to read them! Hopefully it was fun. And yes, there have been, and there will be more, I suspect.)>>3810784>>3810819>>3810812".... and that's what's the Morale Monitors have been up to. Now, I get that Carpatescu has been trying to centralize the economy, but..."You stop her. "Not just that. He's going to bring it entirely under computer control, effectively subpotentates will be reduced to figureheads with no power outside their own capitols.""Heh, I thought that was your thing, Foreman.""My thing is to let everyone have a say -- not by voting, but by putting in the work. On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog, or a god, it's all about what you actually get done. Carpatescu's system is an old style big computer, making all the decisions from the top. With a cashless system under central control, the obvious next step is to give everyone a credit score. You're only 49% loyal? Didn't turn in your cousin for subversive writing? No loan to start a business for you, no train tickets.""Tsee-yon keeps rambling about not being able to buy and sell without the Mark of the Beast. Is this it?""If you look at it sideways and squint, I guess it can be. No need to go that far; just being unable to borrow against your paycheck is the difference between scrimping for a week and having to sell your family silver to pay for car repairs."She nods; she's familiar with that sort of thing. "Especially with Gringo-style healthcare, but I can see the problem. Give it 6 months and it'd have its hooks into everything."Your turn for a sly grin. "So we don't give it 6 hours. My system can make it thinks that it's connected to the net, while in fact it's not.""Like virtual reality pods that people are stuck into to dream their lives away, right? You'd be doing something like that to the big computer. Carpatescu would notice pretty fast though, that man's got a brain like a jewel.""But then it will be too late, because my system will be in control of the economy. If he doesn't do what I say, I pull the plug, everything goes dark, and he won't be able to recover. Mere anarchy loosed upon the world. He can call upon his armies all he wants, but he can't pay them, or feed them past whatever's in the chow hall that day.""And that's the part where my people can show the value of self-reliance. He's going to retaliate, though. You can take him out on the Internet, but even though he's only got one tank of gas in his planes, he'll use it to bomb you to Hell.""That's why I'm here!"Santiago thinks for a moment, then nods."So" she says "you, Foreman, are going to bring war upon my shore, set what's left of the armies of the world against my soldiers and my people, and trust on my Spartan Guard and your security forces to hold the line against largest fighting force that the modern world has ever seen?""... Basically."She pulls out a gun.And, uncharacteristically, shoots in the air."Oh, I love it."#?
>>3810849She knows Carpatescu has mind control. She knows of our military shenanigans in Africa.She's at least at Ryan level of clearance.
>>3810849We've already told her enough, we tell her only if its relevant or might affect her, and we want to prevent harm.After all she doesn't spill her guts to us so lets keep it mutual. I'd like to hear her open up to us some more.
>>3810849i vote yes let her know.>>3810851I really do love that the one potentate we 5 stared is Santiago. shes such a badass.
>>3810853No, Shes closer to Carla or Dr. Diamond. Maybe even Dr. Robertson level.Like only a few of our heads, know, and only Aki knows enough about most of what we just told Santiago.Was that shot in the air for her guards to come running and arrest us, then take over once we hand over control?
>>3810851Holy Huiracocha....! This woman is awesome!!
>>3810860we are gonna find out P soon
>>3810859Well we never really got enough time to explore the others.I'd bet the Indonesian one would be like Rodrigo Duterte, and Dimmsdale a tryhard cowboy.
>>3810863Shes gonna rob us of our semen isn't she?
>>3810851>And, uncharacteristically, shoots in the air.My god my heart was in my throat don't tease a man like this you bastard.>>3810853>>3810855So do we tell her about the fact that we've proven prayer has an effect? That certain prayer is worth more? That we can effectively nullify it? Where precisely do we draw the line seeing as she will need to help us defeat the ghost-invisible-horsemen shit and not knowing that the prophecies are true will make that hard.>She's at least at Ryan level of clearance.I'd argue probably the only things I'd keep secret are: black site location; nuclear tech for bombs; the possible existence of aliens. Most of the rest of it will be critical to her future operations with us as well as getting shit ready for the next few biblical events.>>3810859>>3810864To be fair, Yang always seemed like he might be alright and Zahkarov had the potential for excellency too.
>>3810851A pigeon drops from the sky."I've seen what's happening to my colleagues. If the safe alternative is to turn into some sort of parroting puppet parody of myself, fiat iustitia, ruat caelum!"You got used to instant translation, and don't recognize the Spanish."It's Latin. Let there be justice, even though the heavens fall. I'm in, Foreman. What do you need?"She breaks off a piece of bark from a nearby tree, sticks her thumb in the dead bird, and leaves a bloody thumbprint in the bark. "This is how we selaed stuff when we were kids. It was too damn dirty to use your own blood and not risk coming down with something -- the other teen gangs didn't know that, so we had a leg up on them. My sister looked it up, see. One able body can shield two more, but one able mind can shield a dozen."# Sign; let's not be too extra.# Try to also shoot down a bird; you're packing.# Eww, gross.(Y'all decide on how much to tell her about narrative causality, really. Sun Tzu did have something to say about that)
>>3810866Lets save that for future meetings so we have other interesting conversations. Shes got a lot to think about and plan for with what we already dropped on her plate. Let her finish eating our spaghetti before giving her more or if she asks for seconds.
>>3810865You can't steal what is given.
>>3810860I say Ryan in that while I respect her as a team player, I am cognizant that she has her own games and agendas. Speaking of Ryan, shall we onboard him to the plan now that the gears are in motion?>>3810864We could maybe try for Zharakov if we work the GCASA angle. But probably too little time now.Remember, we'll still have to deal with God. He's not going to like that we thwarted his plans.
>>3810866Yes, but I thought you were talking about interesting and wild or unusual characters.
# Sign; let's not be too extra.
>>3810869> Sign; let's not be too extra.> There is more, but it get very weird. Do you want to know all of it.
>>3810869# Try to also shoot down a bird; you're packing.# Sign; let's not be too extra.
>>3810872Lets see how he reacts first.Keep a poker face, he likes gambling and poker I bet.We've got it good with Zakkie boy, I even gave him a nickname! So he should probably be next, or Dimmsdale for geographic reasons (The Americas last stand against Oblivion.)
>>3810871True.But she doesn't know that, and she likes thinking its going that way.
>>3810879I dont trust any other potentate they are all under mind control
She should be read in regarding NC, just not sure now's a good time to do it after we dropped a bunch of stuff on her. If/when we clear this hurdle, sure. # Sign; let's not be too extra.I'd take the shot, but there's a high chance of missing and looking like an idiot.
>>3810869# Sign; let's not be too extra."Well seeing as we're going to be blood-bound, we've got a lot to discuss since I'm now even more certain in my trust in you and can tell you about shit CATS otherwise denies exist. Any suspicions you want answered?">>3810872>I am cognizant that she has her own games and agendas.To be fair she's a pretty straight shooter: don't fuck with South america; don't be a dictator; generally just be a pretty good person; be militarily competent; accept any opportunity she gives you for military training.>Speaking of Ryan, shall we onboard him to the plan now that the gears are in motion?Oh yeah we've got to. It would be a shit move if we made an entire economic shift and essentially bankrupted him because old-money is worthless in our new cyber-coin based economy...but it would be kinda funny in a really, really sadistic way.>>3810879Litwala is insignificant politically, militarily and economically but he is also probably our third or second closest. He is also without mind control so we can fairly well trust him to support us if we point out this will level the economic playing field and, since they have one of our factories, grant his region a boost above a fair few others.
>>3810882As in we liberate them first like we did Santiago.>>3810887That's part of the plan, but if we do it impress her and makes her want us more.
Mmmmm.... Maybe?If our coup d'etat succeeds, I'm of the mind to replace Dimmsdale with Ryan.>>3810882Hence why we should free one from the Hypnotism. Maybe try using Gap Generators couple with hard evidence of changes in behavior?
>>3810892>>3810891I didnt realize you meant after this and to free them. I tottaly agree with that. And you know what replacing Dimmsdale with Ryan sounds wonderful.
>>3810887>>3810874>>3810875>>3810876You likewise grab the pigeon, get some blood on your thumb, and thumbprint the piece of bark; She breaks it lengthwise, along the grain, leaving both of you roughly half of the two thumbprints."I do this with Guard graduates. You wouldn't pass the physical" she gives a little poke to your tummy, which is flat but bereft of any hint of a six-pack "and we're not going to eat that thing for dinner, God knows where it's been, but consider yourself a probationary Spartan. Just for the sheer brass balls of doing this thing. So! What do yo need?"You start walking back down the hill."There's more. You may think I'm nuts.""I'm pretty sure that makes two of us at this point. Well, we already know Carpatescu is a dick, so that settles that."# Tell her about experimental theology.# Tell her about your nuclear program.# Tell her about the possibility of F4 containing alien life.# Tell her about the Tribulation Force and Ikko/Chloe."So, what do you need?"# You're right; we will be attacked, and I need you to hold the line.# A distraction in New Babylon.# Send some Spartans to complement my people.# Have you been working on anything interesting when it comes to weapons?# (Write in)
>>3810890>don't be a dictatorUmmmm.We will bring him on board but I want to see him ask for it.Litwala isn't worth much now and probably not much in the future. Until we build up his region.>>3810892Its not a coup per say, its just taking control of the purse strings.
>>3810892>If our coup d'etat succeeds, I'm of the mind to replace Dimmsdale with Ryan.Christ that'd probably make Ryan cream himself...assuming he didn't turn it down because of lack of opportunities to make a massive profit for himself.>Hence why we should free one from the Hypnotism. Maybe try using Gap Generators couple with hard evidence of changes in behavior?All we need to do is point out logic-flaws and they'll generally crumble: the issue is getting them to listen, take you seriously and actually consider it without the conditioning making them call guards to have you thrown away; if we can get conclusive evidence of mind-control then we can force the issue with at least Zahkarov and Yang probably seeing as one believes in science enough to understand the logic and shit while the other believes in the concept of mind-over-matter and should already be decently resilient.
>>3810893>Dimmsdale with Ryan sounds wonderfulNo.I'd rather put Styr Magnor in before Ryan. We know hes gonna be a bit sleezy, and hes definitely going to clash with Santiago.Maybe after putting him in charge of factories in South America, Russian, and Africa for a while it would be more palatable.
>>3810890(Thanks! I was trying to give at least the main faction leaders some personality. Including Chloe, who I consider to be the TF leader since she does most of the actual work while Tsion preaches and Buck and Ray call each other on the phone and grandstand)
>>3810894> Ill work on passing the physical once im not worried about a worldwide economic collapse. > Tell her about our experimental Theology and what we will be dealing with after Carpatescu is dealt with > Tell her about the Nuclear Program> Tell her about the Tribulation force and our connections within them to get info.For what we need> We dont know how Carpatescu is going to react. I believe your evident support when the ultimatum is made may cause him to back down otherwise I expect him to try and kill us and if it comes to that help us hold the line. We have plans to take down the MCP in New Babylon as well, If you could put a elite team on aiding them there that may help as well. Otherwise bunker down and weather the storm.
>>3810894# Tell her about the possibility of F4 containing alien life.I want to save some conversation for next time we visit dammit! Its like those hentai dating sims!# You're right; we will be attacked, and I need you to hold the line.# Have you been working on anything interesting when it comes to weapons?I need to build an armored force and air force.I got the Technical know how, and the skilled people. You have the space, the discretion, and the manpower.Ask her what kind of distraction she can make in New Babylon.
>>3810894I would have her work diplomacy with key Subpotentates, if possible. As a Subpotentate she can arrange a meeting yes? In particular we should recruit:Wahid - UNDRR operates in his territory, which is our closest ally. Plus he wants to Strenthen the South Hemisphere, economically.Zharakhov - After Santiago, probably the friendliest Subpotentate to our cause. Also we have a lot of assets in his region.Thoughts?
Shit we should PM Carla
>>3810898Ryan would have to earn it, we spoil him enough as it is.>>3810890I would like Santiago to be more honest and open with us, we are we spilling so goddam much to her, why she hasn't reciprocated?We have her support yes, but its not quit the same as an open and honest two way exchange of information and communication.
Just for fun, can I have a poll of best waifu so far? I suspect Santiago went up a bit. I've never really consider a romantic sub plot for this quest but see image
>>3810908> Tell her about the Nuclear ProgramJesus! Are we leaving nothing to be a ace up our sleeve? What if she gets captured and forced MC'd?
should we PM the space dude once it starts? tell him to pick the right side.
>>3810920make a straw poll https://www.strawpoll.me/
>>3810920Its not Santiago.Its BOCHICA
>>3810919she just shared a childhood memory with us and gave us honorary spartan membership, what more do you want, pegging?>>3810912Zakarov or Yang may be salvageable, yeah. I'm worried about the prophecy of 3 of the kings dying by the False Prophet's hand though.>>3810916About what?>>3810909I like this, but what can we build in less than 4 weeks?
>>3810922I think we should onboard McLaclan with Zharakov. There is s a certain synergy, yes? We free Zharakov, get him back into legitimate Science and Space Engineering, then the Head of the Space Agency will follow us into the mouth of hell itself.
>>3810921Also this was not a vote to tell her about our nukes. No one should know about that. Loose lips sink ships. Well I trust her, we may not be able to trust people around her or people spying on us.Also she might ask us to let her "borrow" one.
>>3810927>> Zakarov or Yang may be salvageable, yeah. I'm worried about the prophecy of 3 of the kings dying by the False Prophet's hand though.Good catch. Hence why we get more. We have Enoch, who is a King-to-be. Get Zharakov, Wahid, and Yang onboard and you have five.
>>3810894>"I'm pretty sure that makes two of us at this point. Well, we already know Carpatescu is a dick, so that settles that."# Tell her about experimental theology.# Tell her about your nuclear program.# Tell her about the possibility of F4 containing alien life.# Tell her about the Tribulation Force and Ikko/Chloe.I would ask we exclude having ever actually tested our nuclear devices prior to the Akenaten launch: use what Dr Robertson told us, that we only added it to ensure detonation was entirely successful; if she asks if we can make her a nuke, be honest that based off of our data it'd be a shitty one. Focus more on us having done it in hopes of understanding what had changed since the event after Dr Robertson brought it to our attention.>"So, what do you need?"What >>3810908 said as well as any experimental tech, be it weapons or defence tech or something completely different.>>3810919>I would like Santiago to be more honest and open with us, we are we spilling so goddam much to her, why she hasn't reciprocated?To be fair, it's entirely possible she doesn't spend all of her resources on creating superweapons, cyborgs and other such slightly evil shit.>>3810920Aki most wholesome, Carla most cute, Moira / Santiago tied for most fun / "fun".>>3810922Christ no, he's hesitant to get involved in shit like this.>>3810934Another way to avoid it: make them all cybernetics enhanced pseudo-immortals.
>>3810927Maybe, but we'll get back to that later.I want to know about her death squads if only in passing and who she was killing.About some things only she knows either from being the sole survivor, or the last person standing.Tell us about some of her secret programs and projects.Tell us some things shes turning a blind eye to.Tell us all of her goals and ambitions and how we may have affected them. Some of her more intimate goals and desires (not relating to sex).Tell us how she appears to know so much about us or if she spying on us.
>>3810919We did seal the deal in blood and get honorary Spartanhood, that's progress right there. If we want to know stuff, can probably just ask. Ryan wants our job and IIRC doesn't know about the mind control, so he might consider selling us up the river rather than waiting ~five years. On the other hand, we've been good to him, so eh. >>3810920Santiago is best girl. Moira's cool too, but stands a high chance of going the way of Quinn. Testing divine automatic retaliation's not a safe business.
>>3810939>Testing divine automatic retaliation's not a safe businessYeah but you have such exciting career advancement opportunities such as suffering in hell for the rest of eternity because we failed to save you.
>>3810939Well in comparison she give us a honorific title and member ship, while we give her literal blackmail and information that can easily take us down. But not only that, if shes smart and ambitious and treacherous enough, she can just take over, and steal all our tech and stuff.
>>3810920https://www.strawpoll.me/18628548(I'm clearly going to hell anyway so)
Aki- The adorable hikikomori Dr. Diamond - Team mom who takes care of everyoneMoira - The passionate one you take to dive bars Carla - The wholesome, sweet oneSantiago - Sexy Cougar lady who hangs out at the gun rangeIkko - The stalker with a crushCarpatescu - Our One True Pairing
>>3810945For waifus, everyone goes to hell.
>>3810948(i will not write a harem ending path. i will not write a harem ending path. i will not write a harem ending path. bad QM.)(Anyway, y'all tell me!)>>3810939Divine automatic retaliation has been less of a thing here, but it HAS been a thing; Moira got a taste of it -- under very controlled conditions.According to the prophecy timeline which you have, it'll get worse and worse.
>>3810956Haram ending path!Its not up to you. Its not even up to the Foreman.Its up to the Girls who WANT to be a part of it!
>>3810945Forgot ikko. Who dosnt want to NTR
>>3810969And guys... and AIs. ;)
>>3810971Cortana/Edi teacher who dirty talks, and reads erotic novels.
Long story short I need to sleep, assuming you guys have resolved this for the next time I wake I've got a few sticking points for the next few months assuming shit remains as expected:1) We're less than half a year out from the giant demonic locusts; someone please work out how we're going to contain / beat them.2) Two months after them we get the death-horsemen and must have a practical defence immediately given they will kill 1/3 of us.3) Two months after that the pope dies, we've got to stop this if we fail at everything else since it should throw the plan off just enough to grant us some respite.4) Assuming the pope still dies, our last chance is to save the two witnesses and prevent all the events of month 48.My solution for the first two is lots of research into energy in hopes of improving our Gap generators enough that we can blanket cover regions in anti-narrative protection. That and occult research. Worst comes to worst, nuke them. My solution for the final two is literally just isolate them in our blacksite or something that'll prevent them getting attacked and killed or something.Admittedly this assumes that shit carries on as normal after we've done this which I doubt and OP has mentioned isn't entirely accurate. Therefore I wish you the best of luck in figuring out the next few turns, good hunting and remember expand the factory network, do as much research as possible and try to not get us all killed.
>>3810937"Ah, yes. Kompromat. That's fair, Foreman, I could have you locked up in a dungeon until Carpatescu deigns to visit to do unspeakable things to you.What I know about being the last person standing? That I didn't have to be. Sometimes you get lucky. And sometimes you took everyone out, but your buddy's still breathing, but he'll never walk or love again, so you make the hard choice for him before he wakes up, because you know each other well enough that his real self wouldn't make the cowardly choice. And yes, you regret it after. And yes, you wonder if there could have been a miracle after. Miracles are bullshit!I've killed great philosophers, proud young warriors, and revolutionaries. I've killed the evil, the good, the intelligent, the weak, and the beautiful. I have done this in the service of whoever paid me enough so I would never have to do it again, and yes, it gets easier every time. Until it doesn't."She tells you of what she's done with the Jade Falcons and then the NLA Red Panthers. Never cruel for cruelty's sake, but if it made tactical sense to leave a man crawling on one hand because the other was trying to keep his leg in his socket, she did, and if his screams attracted his comrades to help him, more notches on her rifle -- they should have shot him in the head instead.She got sick of people being at the mercy of whoever was rich enough to buy a cuerno-de-chivo and two magazines for it, so she decided, when it was her turn at the top, that she'd teach everyone how to deal with people like that, and she did."And yes, I sleep perfectly well at night now."
>>3810977>Demon locustElectromagnetic fields, or South Korean made air fans>Death HorsemenSpace Laser Cannons, and Audio Gap Generator Amplified in a high and low range sounds of Aki's super autistic screeching at coming to CATS HQ only to see all her snacks and mini-fridge smashed and covered in holy water and that holy blessing power, plus all the robot mini drone babies melted and pummeled with a hammer.