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dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Back on topic:

There are no 'cool' parts of a star, really. Open up a portal to one and you basically have a continuously exploding nuclear bomb. That actually might get the Angel personally interested in us, along with everyone else in the world, and not in at all a good way.

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Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


dont be mean to me posted:

Without having read the book:

Your thrust aperture, for not a planet at any rate, is measured in meters, perhaps dozens of meters, in two dimensions.

The star is measured in hundreds of millions of meters, in three dimensions.

This limits how much star you can use up and how rapidly the star can try to dump itself through the portal (assuming it doesn't shatter or expand the portal on its own, which admittedly isn't all that safe an assumption because it's a star).

Assuming you manage to get the portals working and don't make a habit of putting the input right in the core you can run a great many ships off of it for a great while. And unless you've figured out high-acceleration and not pancaking your crew at the same time, you won't be putting your portal inputs anywhere near the core.

If you've managed all that and your main weapon isn't 'Ship sized disco ball with a whole mess of portals all over the ship linking to suns, black holes and other anomalies' then I don't know. Beholder class starfighter.

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



dont be mean to me posted:

Back on topic:

There are no 'cool' parts of a star, really. Open up a portal to one and you basically have a continuously exploding nuclear bomb. That actually might get the Angel personally interested in us, along with everyone else in the world, and not in at all a good way.

Which is why we Teleport then in with the ritual circle instead of opening s portal.

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


Blasphemaster posted:

Which is why we Teleport then in with the ritual circle instead of opening s portal.

Deadmeat5150
Nov 21, 2005

OLD MAN YELLS AT CLAN


Depending on how portals work why not just open one a few hundred feet in the air and giggle while they pancake?

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010


Royalty is a continuous cutting motion


Deadmeat5150 posted:

Depending on how portals work why not just open one a few hundred feet in the air and giggle while they pancake?

The wizard will probably just levitate them all or something. Best to put them somewhere that immediately neutralizes them.

Deadmeat5150
Nov 21, 2005

OLD MAN YELLS AT CLAN


Teleport them into orbit. Or the deepest bit of ocean there is.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


I think the crushing depth of a monster filled deep ocean trench fulfills most of the objectives.

E:^

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Crushing deep of ocean also fits our villian theme

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Loel posted:

Crushing deep of ocean also fits our villian theme

If we don't go along for the ride and make rude gustures with and at our tentacles I'll be very disappointed

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



How about we teleport them to the Cenobite dimension?

Hit them with a mana drain, coat them in honey and let the ants have at em?

Put them in a SCII tournament in universal ZvP against cannon rush specialists?

Infect them with FOP and throw them naked into a bramble patch?

Scuba tanks filled with farts?

New Jersey?

Deadmeat5150
Nov 21, 2005

OLD MAN YELLS AT CLAN



Woah woah woah, settle down princess. Evil overlord we may be but that's just going to far!

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Deadmeat5150 posted:

Woah woah woah, settle down princess. Evil overlord we may be but that's just going to far!

Yeah I'm lucky to have escaped intact.

...

Turnpike during morning rush hour without coffee boxed in by poorly secured dump trucks. And that happens forever.

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars





Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Your friendly croctopus overlord LP'er


Sinking Feeling

The teleportation circle activates, and for a second there is nothing, then the crushing weight of water flows in. the heroes try to scream or shout, but the suddenness of the sea rushing back in takes them by surprise.
Laden down with armour and weapons, they are dragged down deeper into the water, the blue sea around the Sapphire Isle sparkling as they drop towards the sea bed.
If front of them swims Sarga, she drops her illusion and spreads her tentacles, then blows the warrior a kiss as he struggles to free his sword. They are to deep and to far from land.

She collects the stone the wizard had used to seal Asherah into his realm. She leaves her minions to pick over the bodies and take anything else they thought was useful - there are some minor magical items and some gold, but nothing worth Sarga bothering.

It took some time to dispel the wizard's curse, but it was not designed to stop someone from getting in from this side, so she was able to find a work around, and Asherah stepped through the portal and into the lair.
”Thank you for the assist.” he said. He seemed taller than before, and somehow more solid.
”No problem, they seem to be out to get us all! ”
”Yes, they are trying to subvert my religion and bring it into this crusade on evil they are fighting, they have killed my high priest and imprisoned my prophet.”
”They’ve taken out everyone in the local area and killed half of us - though Mallus actually seems to think that’s an improvement on his part. I would be surprised if this wasn’t happening across the planet.”
”What do we do?”
”I’m not sure, I had to get pretty loud to save those I could, so I expect some high level heroes will be sent our way, but I’m not sure on how to best deal with that.”


What do we do now?

A - Seal the place up for several months.
B - MANABOMB to cover our tracks.
C - Go on the offensive to reclaim the Church.
D - Call up the King and his heir.
E - Something else.


quote:

Mana =85/450
2 Manawells 1000/1000, 1000/1000
Gold = 24,570 in the vault at the Sapphire Grotto (plus the dragon's horde, not counted and not ours per say.)
Income per week - 750
Wages per week - 150
Net Per week - 550

Minions -
Seaglass, the Stingray Lieutenant.
Irwin the Stingray Lieutenant.
Asherah - the Hammerheaded “god”
Valen Haardckla, Supervizor.
Krull and Khrol, Seatrolls.
89 Beaverpeople. 15 beaverkids. (lead by Holta.)
19 Vampire Octasquids.
A selection of Bodkin Eels.
6 Mantis-pistol-shrimp man.
12 Crabbersons.
100 refugees.

Well defended entrance.
Spike traps, magical traps, blast doors, loop holes, teleportation zones and a bound sea elemental.
Living quarters - attuned to restore 4 mana a day.
Barracks for 50 people.
Large lab.
A library full or rare books.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

D

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



D, either they're involved or they're being targeted. Cuoldn't hurt to call in a favoreither having them defend Sarga as their hero (or claiming to have killed her to get off some of the heat).

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

C.Now is the perfect time to raid their backfield.

Not Alex
Oct 9, 2012

Cut loose before the god eaters show up.


B Still seems fun.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004

Delicious and Nutritious



Fun Shoe

C. Is this not the persecution we warned them of? Meat for the maw.

Relentless
Sep 22, 2007

It's a perfect day for some mayhem!




Not Alex posted:

B Still seems fun.

Let's muddy the waters a bit.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Can we get Mallus and Asherah to have a little chat via a vis the souls of the slain being stuck in a voluntary, temporary loop and the benefits of an army who on being slain have the peace of mind they'll have an immediate second (and third, and fourth) chance to avenge their deaths as an angry but coherent revnant.

Toughy
Nov 29, 2004

KAVODEL! KAVODEL!


We should definitely have a pow wow with everyone and brainstorm and see what everyone is willing to do.

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



We ahould probably do a scouting party into the ruins of the dark isle. See what can be seen/scavenged.

srusnak102
Apr 13, 2015


B&D.

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dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




CD: Give the enemy too much to do and too little time, space or manpower to do it.

But also E: See if we can get any more learnin' done on this Angel in preparation for possibly a meeting (if it's feasible).

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