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1014275 No. 1014275 ID: 681cb5

To explore new frontiers, to experience new realities, to embrace new worlds… and embrace the life on them, be it women, men or something else.

It’s a small thrust for you… but a huge plunge for Sakkilian kind!

[NSFW]

Discussion thread: https://tezakia.net/kusaba/questdis/res/134609.html#134609
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No. 1015542 ID: 19ea25

It should be time to ensure we get that pirate cache. In case there's things that could be vital to helping us in the future.
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No. 1015554 ID: fef7f5

Now I know something easy Tozlan can do today: take over for his sister at Mess Hall; Regina can take over tomorrow. He has to be at least as good a cook as his sister, shouldn't he?
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No. 1015561 ID: 96c896

I thought we were already sending out the distress signal, and they didn't take the bait?
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No. 1015569 ID: 681cb5
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First thing first, you make sure to walk with Doxy over to the Med-bay, where she’ll be spending most of her day thanks to your… gift to her.

:DoxySA: You didn’t need to come with me, you know.
:ZentoSA: But I wanted to come, Doxy. I need to make sure our little miracle is both healthy and growing like it should.
:DoxySA: No need to worry, sir, I’ve been keeping an eye on him. Though, I’m super grateful that you did come… oh, and it’s a boy, Zento…
:ZentoSA: A little boy, huh? Oh, and I see Ensign Shara is already here. At ease, Ensigns.
:SharaSA: Captain.
:ZellSA: Good to see yah, lad. Ah’m just taking a quick break from bed rest to make sure our coming child is doing fine.
:SharaSA: I’m happy to report that mine and Zell attempt to increase the crew is going well, even though I’m going to have to take the day off, chief.
:ZellSA: …Ah’ll be fit for duty tomorrow, boy, still need to let mah eye ‘eal fully.
:ZentoSA: No need to rush, Zell. I rather have you in proper condition than a day early.
:SharaSA: And I see that Doxy here reported to you for fertilization duty as well, Captain.
:ZentoSA: It’s everyone’s duty to keep our crew levels stable. So, I gather that the two of you have made up and become friends?
:SharaSA: Made up? Sure… but friends? Eh… I wouldn’t go that far…
:ZellSA: We just worked out our differences in a rather physical way, lad.
:SharaSA: I apologize for what I said and for hitting him, he apologized for what he said, I suggested that I would help him get into better shape by training together. So we wrestled for a bit, he pinned me down, put me in a mating press and pounded this gal into my tummy.
:ZentoSA: …you got pinned by a wounded man half your size who’s out of shape?
:SharaSA: Maybe?~

>So do we name them now, or when they walk off the vats?
:DoxySA: If you want to give him a name than we need to do it before he’s finished cooking in the vat. Otherwise the vat will give him a name on its own.
:SharaSA: Well, fuck, then we need to come up with a name too. A strong name, fitting a warrior! Something like…
:ZellSA: Tescia. I always wanted a Tescia…
:SharaSA: …Tescia? I like it… yeah, there’s a little Tescia in there… that seems right…
:DoxySA: Well, Captain, got any suggestion for our little guy?
:ZentoSA: …heh, how about Zento junior?
:DoxySA: …I’m not laying a junior as my first egg. *giggle* We can do better than that, Zento… though no need to rush… we’ll have until tonight, after all.
:ZentoSA: I’m sure we’ll come up with something great, Doxy.

>We’ve definitely got to move Ikekeki to another position. Her stress regarding the botany work she doesn’t like may not have caused the tension with our slippery friends (considering their history) but it definitely exacerbated it.
:DoxySA: I’m sure they would come to blows no matter what we did, sir.
:SharaSA: That shrimp girl did really loathe picking tubers with me, though… not to mention I’m pretty sure she lost more and more of her color as the day went on. Is she feeling well?
:DoxySA: Hmm… maybe we should keep her from the farm for now, boss.
>I’m thinking something like an off-the-record secretary for the CIC in order to take care of some of the more minor and prosaic tasks that used to split CDR. Doxy’s attention. Eki seems to like the Captain and he’ll want to treat his dear Doxy to something nice, though we’ll have to see what Doxy herself thinks of the idea.
:DoxySA: Well… maybe tomorrow… I’m a bit busy today, after all. So I’ll get back to you with that idea?

:ZentoSA: I’ll need to get going, I got duties that are calling for me. Good luck with today, you two.
:DoxySA: You know where to find me, sir.
:SharaSA: Yeah, we’re going to be fucking stuck here for a while…
:ZellSA: … … …Ah’m going for a nap before things really get going…
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No. 1015570 ID: 681cb5
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>General morale may be high, but don't think the Raolme siblings wouldn't question your leadership for having the pirate who raided them among your crew. You should set aside some time to mediate the situation. Even if relations are only one step improved, it lessens the chance of any plans against the pirates from going belly up.
:IkekekiSA: Eh? They came out of nowhere and did a broadside on my face, what else is there to talk about?
:ZentoSA: I rather not have people on my ship fight, so if you should at least be cordial and tolerate their presence it would be a start.
:IkekekiSA: You need to talk to them about that. They are the one that started it.
:ZentoSA: You did shoot them down, didn’t you?
:IkekekiSA: That wasn’t personal. They were cowardly Raolme and I was a brave Kelshin Pirate. It’s what we do. And while they are still cowardly Raolme that deserve a good keelhaul, I’m just a Kelshin prisoner now, so no need to fight anymore, is there?
:ZentoSA: Hmm… are you feeling well, by the way?
:IkekekiSA: Huh? Oh, the wound? It’s just a shell wound, it will heal…
:ZentoSA: You look a bit ill, though…
:IkekekiSA: I’m just drying up. The shower thingy didn’t really help… but I’m fine. Don’t worry about me.
>Didn't our Ralome guests say the rest of their crew was taken captive? Ikekeki may simply consider them part of the booty.
:IkekekiSA: They would have been my booty if you didn’t turn me into booty instead, KEKEKE.

>Tell her a slave has no choice in the matter. If she won't work then perhaps she'd prefer to rot in her room until we find someone to sell her to.
:IkekekiSA: Hey, you can at least work with me here!
:ZentoSA: You do realize being a slave means being forced to do something against your will, correct?
:IkekekiSA: Yeah, but… a proper and honorable Captain, like yourself, is supposed to keep the slaves happy so they don’t revolt! That’s what the pirate code says!
:ZentoSA: Or I can simply hire a few taskmasters with guns that forces you to be “happy” or get shot.
:IkekekiSA: But… b-but that’s not what proper captains are supposed to do…
:ZentoSA: Most people that buy slaves aren’t proper captains, Eki.
:IkekekiSA: … … … oh…

>Ask Eki before executing the plan. Be careful to not show all your cards yet. If she plans to betray you, I'd bet she'd try to commandeer a high-tech ship that's worth more than some stash of booty.
:IkekekiSA: Wait, you’re not going to tell me the plan?
:ZentoSA: Just in case, no. I’m just asking to see what you think of us attacking them.
:IkekekiSA: …just… don’t kill them? Maybe just rough them up a bit and let them flee? …or grab them like booty, like you did me! Oh! And don’t forget my booty either!
:ZentoSA: I’ll make sure to keep all that in mind, Eki.
>Maybe you can lean into that: Put Ikekeki on scanner duty, but bug her station to catch any secret messages.
:IkekekiSA: You want me to scan?
:ZentoSA: We’re dangerously low on crew at the moment. I need you to do your part and keep an eye on the other pirates, just in case. I’ll show you how you can call me directly so you can report anything abnormal.
:IkekekiSA: I’ll do my best! Trust me!
:ZentoSA: (Or not.)
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No. 1015571 ID: 681cb5
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>We should probably put a bit more priority on taking those pirates.
You gather the little crew that you have available right now in the hanger, to see what needs to be done with this pirate menace.

:ReginaSA: Ready for action, Captain.
:TozlanSA: I’m willing to help dealing with these pirates, friend.
:TizliSA: Yeah! Let’s kick their tails! I’m ready to blast those scumsuckers into pieces!
:TozlanSA: …sis, you can’t even drive any of theirs ships, seeing as they are designed for people with eyes.
:TizliSA: I can aid with those big damn briny cannons The Shed Scale has. Those pearls will do some real damage, and seeing as I’ve personally heard how these pirates fly, I’m clearly the best one to shot them down!
:ZentoSA: I see that the two of you have some emotional stake in the coming battle. I have to ask you to keep yourself composed if you want to play a part of it.
:TozlanSA: I’ll try my best, friend, but you know full well what they did to us.
:TizliSA: I’m not promising anything, because I’m going full scream on those sludge dwellers!
:ZentoSA: Hmm… and I heard that there was an accident with our prisoner as well yesterday?
:TozlanSA: Please excuse Tizli here for acting so rashly.
:TizliSA: She deserved a claw to the face!
:TozlanSA: While we’ve calmed down a bit when we were told she was your prisoner, I would suggest that you throw her out the airlock as soon as possible, friend.
:TizliSA: Or shot a sonic blast right into that ugly head of hers.
:ZentoSA: I have yet decided what will be done to her, but until then I need to be sure the two of you won’t do anything stupid.
:TozlanSA: …I can respect that, Captain. I’ll keep my distance.
:TizliSA: Yeah, yeah, I won’t try and kill her again…

>If the pirates are leaving orbit, then we can engage them with our big ship, and we have one functional smaller ship. Let's go get em.
Hmm… while you’ve already prepared an ambush, just flying over there and blasting them right before they jump is another option, sure…
>Also might be worthwhile to send Tezli and Regina off to get enough resources to build a Security station, to make any pirate boarding crew be in for an nasty surprise.
There is no way you’ll have enough time to gather any materials before they leave, let alone build a security station. So no, that won’t work.
>That depends on how long it will take them to get over here. If it takes them a whole day to reach us, then that would give Shara and Doxy enough time to lay their eggs today and get ready to fight tomorrow.
It will take them an hour or two, tops. Traveling inside a system between planets is fast, so you can’t count on it giving you enough time for anything important.
>I thought we were already sending out the distress signal, and they didn't take the bait?
We’ve yet to send the distress signal. So far we’ve only prepared the Cruiser as bait, nothing more.
>It should be time to ensure we get that pirate cache. In case there's things that could be vital to helping us in the future.
The pirate cache is no doubt filled with vital material that we need, but it is a risk engaging them in the first place. High risk, high rewards… if we succeed.

:ReginaSA: So what are your orders, hun?
:ZentoSA: Hmm…

>With Zell still in the med-bay and Doxy and Shara taking time off to lay their eggs, we might not be able to pull off the ambush on the pirates with almost half the crew unable to do anything today. Maybe we should let them leave?
:ReginaSA: Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor, sir.
:TizliSA: What? No! You can’t just let those scumsuckers get away.
:TozlanSA: …I have to agree with Regina. If you don’t think we can take them, that is…
>I think we should do it. Send out the distress signal from our damaged cruiser and lure the pirates over here.
:TizliSA: Yeah! That’s it! I’m all for blasting those crabs! I’ll handle the main cannons, no problem!
:ReginaSA: I’m ready to pilot the cruiser if needed, hun.
:TozlanSA: I… um… not sure what I can do, really.
>Now I know something easy Tozlan can do today: take over for his sister at Mess Hall; Regina can take over tomorrow. He has to be at least as good a cook as his sister, shouldn't he?
:TozlanSA: Food, you say? I mean… I guess I can cook some lunch and dinner, friend, but… don’t expect it to be as good as Tizli’s stuff.

You communicator buzzes to life, as the bug you placed on Eki is picking up something.
:IkekekiSA: Come in, Crab Queen, do you read me?
:KPirateSA: What? Ikekeki? You’re still alive?
:IkekekiSA: I’ve been captured and-
:KPirateSA: KEKEKE! Then we don’t need to worry about you asking for your booty back!
:IkekekiSA: Hey! That’s my-
:KPirateSA: It’s our booty now!
:IkekekiSA: Y-you’re not going to save me!?
:KPirateSA: And let all these doubloons and treasure go unclaimed! KEKEKE! Don’t worry, we’ll make sure to pillage your home den as well!
:KPirateSA: Dibs on her Holo-player!
:IkekekiSA: … … …
:KPirateSA: So have fun being slave, you scurvy crab.
:IkekekiSA: I can disable their weaponry and shields!
:KPirateSA: Pssh, of course you can.
:IkekekiSA: All you need to is-
:KPirateSA: I know you’re lying. Unless you disable all their power and we see an emergency signal, we’re leaving.
:IkekekiSA: Just give me a few minutes.
:KPirateSA: You better hurry, because we’ve already started preparing to jump.
Your communicator grew silent once again… though not for very long.
:IkekekiSA: Captain! Do you hear me!
:ZentoSA: Loud and clear, Eki.
:IkekekiSA: I… uh… the pirates are preparing to jump and… I kind of contacted them?
:ZentoSA: …and?
:IkekekiSA: I told they I could sabotage the ship… to try and get them to lower their guard and come over. Though they won’t sail over here unless they see an emergency beacon from you planetlubbers.
:ZentoSA: I see… can you still contact them?
:IkekekiSA: …yes? Is there anything you want me to tell them? Err… s-sorry for contacting them behind your back…
:ZentoSA: …I’ll get back to you about that. Keep an eye on them, Eki.
:IkekekiSA: Yes, Captain.

:ReginaSA: So… what are your orders, sir?
:TizliSA: Are we attacking those scumsuckers?
:TozlanSA: Or are we sitting this one out? I mean, I’m making some soup tonight either way so…

It’s time to make a proper decision. If you want to deal with the pirates you need to do it now, even if it means doing it without most of your crew and only one cruiser.

You have already prepared an ambush with the broken cruiser, which only needs an emergency signal as bait. Of course, you can also fly over and start blasting them right as they are about to jump, to try and catch them while they are vulnerable. There’s also the fact that Eki can talk to them directly, which might be useful, either to increase the chances of another plan or to fuel a new one. Of course, you can always just let them leave… it’s the safe option, though you won’t get any of their loot for it.

Right… time to make a decision.
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No. 1015574 ID: 19ea25

It's starting to sound like Ikekeki joined the pirates without actually knowing what pirating detailed or the issues of what they actually do.. Kind of like how Tizli is wanting to jump into the unknown with her adventures without thinking first of the things that could come about from it.

I say we go for it. They already blew Ikekeki off so we could use that as a distraction while ambushing them.
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No. 1015575 ID: 0b4def

>>1015571
There's no way that was an earnest attempt at deceiving them from Ikekeki. She clearly just tried to betray us - but it doesn't matter. We can still use the situation to our advantage... and deal with Ikekeki later.

Let them come. Make the ship appear weak. Lure them in.
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No. 1015579 ID: ed699d

>>1015575
I agree, we will deal with Her later, we might actually make her turn to our side, after a stern talking to. Let's proceed with the ambush.
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No. 1015580 ID: 36784c

>>1015569
>name for baby boy?
How about Vex?

>>1015570
>drying out
Seems like we should prioritize making that Swimming Hall so that she doesn’t end up getting sick from being too dry.

I’m not sure if the Raolme will also dry out, but the Swimming Hall will help prevent that from happening to them too.

>>1015571
If Tizli believes she can shoot the pirates, then let her handle the Shed Scale’s cannons.

Regina can handle the cruiser like she said she could.

>Ikekeki attempts to betray us
>she’s rejected by the other pirates
Now that the other pirates have revealed that they don’t actually care about her, she might be willing to help us take them out.

Let’s send out that distress signal from the wrecked cruiser and prepare to ambush the pirates!

Make sure you warn everyone in the med-bay that we’re going into combat!

>>1015575
>There's no way that was an earnest attempt at deceiving them from Ikekeki. She clearly just tried to betray us
Duh. It’s pretty obvious that’s what happened. But she immediately confessed that she got into contact with them after they mocked her and said they weren’t going to help her, so I don’t think she’s going to be willing to help them anymore.

Still shouldn’t tell her our plan, just in case.
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No. 1015588 ID: fd0201

>>1015580
>Seems like we should prioritize making that Swimming Hall so that she doesn’t end up getting sick from being too dry.
Might not get the materials in time for that, or we'll have more pressing needs to use the materials for. In that case, a make-do measure would be just a tub large enough for her to lay fully in, then continually filled with water with the overflow into the drains; A section of hydroponics basin might work, if it's wide enough. If she needs the water aerated (like a aquarium) run a air hose from the life support lines down into it and clip it to the tub edge to keep in place.
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No. 1015592 ID: 96c896

Definitely set the ambush. Ikeki's attempted betrayal has sweetened the bait.

I get the feeling she's very young, and new to the pirate profession. Once we deal with her former crewmates, she'll probably be decently loyal... but there's still a significant risk to keeping her around.
Absolutely do not let her anywhere near stations where she could actually disable our weapons and shields.
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No. 1015597 ID: c09f5e

>Is there anything you want me to tell them?
That she just took the captain hostage, and already hijacked their only cruiser. Then, there will be a "struggle" and "explosion". After that, emergency signal.

Also, do remind her to take her job as scanner seriously. You don't want to lose crew to pirate trickery. In fact: if everyone makes it to day's end because of her, you'd be happy enough to drop this "personal slave" nonsense and treat her like a proper captain for once.
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No. 1015600 ID: c09f5e

>I’m sure we’ll come up with something great, Doxy.
Something with an A, maybe: Aelto? Aleto? Aleph?
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No. 1015639 ID: c09f5e

One more thing to consider: Can you trigger the broken cruiser to detonate when they get close? You'd lose the cruiser, but the point of an ambush is to weaken them before they mount a counterattack. It depends on what you'd consider an acceptable loss: tech, or crew.
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No. 1015644 ID: 681cb5
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>Something with an A, maybe: Aelto? Aleto? Aleph?
…Aetius? Albus? Agrippa? …Augustus? Arthur? Hmm…
>How about Vex?
Vex… Vex does sound nice… maybe he’s a Vex? You’ll need to consider this more later.

>There's no way that was an earnest attempt at deceiving them from Ikekeki. She clearly just tried to betray us - but it doesn't matter. We can still use the situation to our advantage... and deal with Ikekeki later.
She tried to get her pirate sisters to rescue her, but when they refused… well, let just say you should hear her soul being crushed there for a moment.
>But she immediately confessed that she got into contact with them after they mocked her and said they weren’t going to help her, so I don’t think she’s going to be willing to help them anymore.
It seems like little Ikekeki finally learned what being a pirate actually means… and she’s not happy about it.
>It's starting to sound like Ikekeki joined the pirates without actually knowing what pirating detailed or the issues of what they actually do... Kind of like how Tizli is wanting to jump into the unknown with her adventures without thinking first of the things that could come about from it.
Hmm… while you can only speculate, it’s probable that these Kelshin aren’t living the best life right now, having to abandon their home worlds and all. Becoming a pirate might be one of the few ways to escape that life.
>I get the feeling she's very young, and new to the pirate profession. Once we deal with her former crewmates, she'll probably be decently loyal... but there's still a significant risk to keeping her around.
What other options to you really have? Kick her out the airlock? There aren’t anyone else out there that wants her… unless you sell her as a slave?
>We might actually make her turn to our side, after a stern talking to.
You definitely need to talk to her after all this, no doubt about that. Let just hope she behaves while we fight her former crewmembers.
>Absolutely do not let her anywhere near stations where she could actually disable our weapons and shields. And you still shouldn’t tell her our plan, just in case.
She’s locked inside the scanner room right now, so she’s not disabling anything… and you’ve made sure not to mention the cruiser or the ambush to her.
>One more thing to consider: Can you trigger the broken cruiser to detonate when they get close?
…we needed to rig up any explosives before we sent it out if we wanted to do that… though, seeing that you currently don’t have any explosives…


>If Tizli believes she can shoot the pirates, then let her handle the Shed Scale’s cannons.
:TizliSA: I’ll send them right into the eternal dark, captain!
>Regina can handle the cruiser like she said she could.
:ReginaSA: I’ll be ready to deploy in a minute or two, sir!
:ZentoSA: And Tozlan…
:TozlanSA: …I’ll start making some soup, I guess? Geez, it sounds rather anticlimactic…
>Make sure you warn everyone in the med-bay that we’re going into combat!
:ZellSA: Very well, lad, Ah’ll tell the other’s. Though, things are ‘eating up ‘ere as well, so… don’t get ‘it?
>Do remind Eki to take her job as scanner seriously. You don't want to lose crew to pirate trickery.
:IkekekiSA: …yes, captain. I’ll keep both of my eyes on them…
>In fact: if everyone makes it to day's end because of her, you'd be happy enough to drop this "personal slave" nonsense and treat her like a proper captain for once.
:IkekekiSA: Yes, sir! I’ll do my best!

>Tell Eki to send a message to the pirates, that she just took the captain hostage, and already hijacked their only cruiser. Then, there will be a "struggle" and "explosion". After that, emergency signal.
:IkekekiSA: Crab Queen! I’ve disabled their shields and weapon systems, as well as taken their captain hostage!
:KPirateSA: Now you’re clearly making things up.
:IkekekiSA: They are completely defenseless, you need to pillage them before they call for help!
:KPirateSA: Are yo- Wait, an emergency signal just came on and large one at that! She’s telling the truth! KEKEKE! They will be easy prey! Let us pillage and take all of them as slaves! …yes, that includes Ikekeki… what do you mean I didn’t press the button properly? Oh, yo- *Kzh*
>Let’s send out that distress signal from the wrecked cruiser and prepare to ambush the pirates!
:IkekekiSA: They’ve swallowed the bait and are sailing right towards that signal you put out, Captain.

:ZentoSA: It’s go time. Everyone, report in.
:ReginaSA: I’m nearing maximum effective range, hun.
:TizliSA: Main cannons online and heated up!
:IkekekiSA: I have them on visuals. One Pillager Class and One Raider Class. Both ships approaching fast.
:TozlanSA: I’ve finally gotten the food synth to boil water, captain.
:ZentoSA: Tozlan, I meant everyone that participating in the battle.
:TozlanSA: Sorry, friend.
:IkekekiSA: They have arrived at the signal and are slowing down… um… one of your cruisers are there?
:ZentoSA: That’s our cue!
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:ZentoSA: Engage the enemy!
:ReginaSA: Engaging.
:TizliSA: HA! Squidthroat! A direct hit!
:ReginaSA: …squid what?
:IkekekiSA: The Raider is just debris after that shot. The Pillager is turning portside and empting out one of their cargo bays as cover.
:TizliSA: Tsk, I can easily blow right through it with these bad boys.
:ZentoSA: Belay that. That cargo is what we’re after.
:IkekekiSA: They are powering their hyperdrive! They are going to do a blind jump to escape!
:TizliSA: Oh, come on, are we just letting them go?
:ZentoSA: We go-
:IkekekiSA: THE RAIDER WAS A DECOY! I REPEAT, WE SHOT A DECOY!
:ZentoSA: …Redirect free power to shields. Regina, keep on the defensive. Eki, find me that ship.
:ReginaSA: Roger. Taking defensive measures.
:IkekekiSA: Energy reading coordinates 178.991!
:ZentoSA: Tizli, fire on coordinates 178.991.
:TizliSA: But there’s no-
:ZentoSA: FIRE!
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:ReginaSA: AAH!! I’M HIT! I’M HIT!!!
:TizliSA: GAHAHA! GOT THEM!
:ZentoSA: Regina, report!
:ReginaSA: Life support critical! Hull integrity critical! Weapon systems and shields is offline! I’m barely hanging in here but I’m unhurt, hun. One second more and I would have been toast.
:ZentoSA: Return to the ship immediately.
:ReginaSA: Roger!
:IkekekiSA: The pillager ship just left the system. No more energy readings detected.
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:ReginaSA: All crewmembers, report.
:TizliSA: Did we get them all? Aw…
:ReginaSA: The ship is falling apart, but I’ll make it, dear. I hope I get a bonus for this…
:IkekekiSA: I’m still locked in here…
:ZentoSA: The bread is rising nicely…
:ZellSA: Two eggs have been laid in med-bay, lad.


>Seems like we should prioritize making that Swimming Hall so that she doesn’t end up getting sick from being too dry.
It’s clear that those Kelshin prefer being underwater, though will she actually get sick from getting to dry? No matter, building a swimming hall will make it a lot easier to convince her to join us properly, not to mention it’s an unnecessary risk to assume she’ll not get worse if we don’t.
>I’m not sure if the Raolme will also dry out, but the Swimming Hall will help prevent that from happening to them too.
So far it seems like these Raolme prefer dry land most of the time, though their constant talking about rivers and swimming does show that they like getting wet as well. Either way, they’ll probably be grateful if you build a proper pool for them.
>A make-do measure would be just a tub large enough for her to lay fully in, then continually filled with water with the overflow into the drains; A section of hydroponics basin might work, if it's wide enough. If she needs the water aerated (like an aquarium) run an air hose from the life support lines down into it and clip it to the tub edge to keep in place.
…while it might be necessary to save her life, you’re not going to start messing with the life support or destroying parts of your only source of food unless there are no other options.


:ZentoSA: Do a quick scan to see what they dropped.
:IkekekiSA: I’m detecting the following…

Basic Metals: 20 units. (Mostly from the wrecks.)
Noble Metals: 15 units. (Gold, silver and copper, a real treasure, yaar!)
Corrosives: 5 units.
Cred sticks: A whole box of the suckers. Unknown exact value.
Kelshin terminal: 1. (Can contain blueprints and other information.)
IOD dry rations: 10 unites. (Expiration date: About 300 years from now.)

:IkekekiSA: No… no s… survivors detected, sir.
:TizliSA: Please let me blow up those horrid IOD rations. They don’t deserve to exist.
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No. 1015652 ID: 19ea25

Much as I'd like to say blow up the rations. Food is ultimately food, and we'd like to actually study them and get a good look at what they actually are.

Time to also gather the materials, and let Ikekeki out and talk to her. It's clear that even if they turned on her and were going to make her a slave she still held some fondness for them and their deaths probably aren't going to weigh well on her mind.
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No. 1015653 ID: 96c896

Looks like we came out ahead, and most importantly we now have money. Shame that blind shot blew up the pirate ship instead of crippling it, but combat can't always be nonlethal.

Collect yon loot. We're out of ships... do we have the resources to repair one and additionally get the beach room constructed?
Keep the IOD rations, they can be emergency food supplies since they don't take up food cargo space. At worst we can recycle them into the hydroponics bay's nutrition systems so that we have more biomass for food production.

Let Ikekeki out and offer condolences for her loss, even though it turned out they weren't really her friends.
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No. 1015656 ID: f8fa51

We should definitely store away the rations in case of dire emergency. If nothing goes wrong, we'll never have to think about them again. If something goes very wrong, we'll be glad to have them.
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No. 1015658 ID: 36784c

>>1015644
>Let us pillage and take all of them as slaves! …yes, that includes Ikekeki
Thanks to that little slip up of them not turning off their comms, Ikekeki heard them clearly state that they weren’t going to rescue her, they were going to make her a slave. I’m sure now that she’s heard that, she’s not going to want to return to them ever again.

>>1015647
>victory
Let everyone that participated in the battle know that they did a good job. This includes Ikekeki because if she didn’t call out where the cloaked ship was, Regina would’ve died.

>loot
Grab it and get Regina back into the Shed Scale.

Too bad there wasn’t any Organic Materials. We’ve got everything except for the 5 Organic Materials needed for that Research Lab. Looks like we’re gonna have to wait for our ships to be repaired before we can go get some Organic Materials from the blue planet the pirates came from.

We do have what we need to make that Swimming Hall, but I’m not sure if we should start on that now or if we should wait a little.

>Please let me blow up those horrid IOD rations. They don’t deserve to exist.
Don’t destroy the food. It may taste bad, but if we suddenly have a food shortage, they’ll come in handy in an emergency.
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No. 1015659 ID: ed699d

>Please let me blow up those horrid IOD rations. They don’t deserve to exist.
We do NOT wast resourses. Take everything.
Make sure they didn't left anything dangerous behind

After all that, we talk with Ikekeki. She must have things to get off her chest. But she needs to be scolded as well. She clearly didn't know what a true pirate is. Both we and her ex-crew members showed her. I say we let it sink in. If after all this, she wants to be part of a real crew, she has to prove herself. She clearly has her ways with the scanner, but she needs to be disciplined. I say we put her on probation, limit her access to only the scan and her quarters. We can drop her status as a slave. Once she has proven her loyalty and abilities, she can be a proper Ensign.
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No. 1015664 ID: 0b4def

>>1015647
To Tizli:
"I'm afraid food is food. You can have one to burn, if you like."

To Ikekeki:
"Excellent work - you saved our ensign's life... so I won't punish you for trying to betray us. However, if I have even the slightest hint that you're attempting to betray us again, I will arrange an all-expenses paid trip for you into the core of the sun.
In light of your so-called friends' betrayal, I have fewer doubts about your loyalty. We should have a place for you to soak in a day or two, and if I'm sure you're not a threat by then, you can have free roam of the ship."
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No. 1015665 ID: 0b4def

>>1015664
...and do a thorough scan before picking anything up. They may well have boobytrapped the booty.
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No. 1015684 ID: c09f5e

>I’m still locked in here…
>No… no s… survivors detected, sir.
Frankly, I'm inclined to just let her off this ride at the next trade port. She's looks depressed, not happy to be here, and completely in her rights to walk away from this as a "free shrimp". But it might be starting to sink in about the target on her back when word of this gets out. (Denying her involvement could help, but we don't have to know the Crab Queen as well as she does to know who'd she pin the missing Raiders on.) Still, it'd be nice to let her know she's becoming less our prisoner now and more under our protection.

>The ship is falling apart, but I’ll make it, dear. I hope I get a bonus for this…
A cushy spot at Mess Hall will have to do, for now. Let Tozlan down easy. Do ask him what he can work with.

>I’m detecting the following…
There's cargo-shaped people missing that should or should not be in that space.

>"Please let me blow up those horrid IOD rations. They don’t deserve to exist."
"Burnt rations will not get your people back, Ensign. I'm sorry."
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No. 1015717 ID: bbdaaf

>>1015647
Gather up the cargo and check on Regina to make sure she really is ok.
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No. 1015732 ID: 681cb5
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>Let everyone that participated in the battle know that they did a good job. This includes Ikekeki because if she didn’t call out where the cloaked ship was, Regina would’ve died.
:ZentoSA: Listen up, people, fantastic job today from everybody. We followed the plan and executed it perfectly.
:ReginaSA: It was a bit close there near the end…
:TizliSA: Tsk, plan or not, I just wanted to shot those scumsuckers…
:ZentoSA: And that includes you, Eki, as without your help Regina might have been lost.
:ReginaSA: Thank you, hun.
:IkekekiSA:
>Check on Regina to make sure she really is ok.
:ReginaSA: Physically, I’m fine. Otherwise I’m a bit shaken, dear, but I’ll manage. My life did pass by my eyes for a moment there. I hope I might expect some kind of bonus for a job well done?
:ZentoSA: …I don’t know what kind of bonus I would be able to give out, Ensign, at least at the moment.
:ReginaSA: For starters, hun, maybe I can take the rest of the day off? I really need to relax for a bit and unwind, because my stress levels are through the roof.
:ZentoSA: Of course. In fact, how about this…
Your communicator let out a low buzz as you switch it to ship wide announcement mode.
:ZentoSA: Attention, this is your Captain speaking. After our success today with the pirates, I’ll like to reward the whole crew with the rest of the day off. I’ll see to it that drinks and snacks will be available after dinner as well. That is all.
:ReginaSA: That’s sweet of you, hun.
:TizliSA: Brine.
>A cushy spot at Mess Hall will have to do, for now.
:ReginaSA: A cushy work day in the Mess Hall wouldn’t be wrong. I’ll report there tomorrow, Captain.


>Shame that blind shot blew up the pirate ship instead of crippling it, but combat can't always be nonlethal.
…you’re pretty sure Tizli would have gone for the kill shot no matter what. But yes, you can’t expect to catch everyone alive… which might be for the best, as you still lack a proper brig. Your just lucky Eki doesn’t seem to want to even try and escape.
>We're out of ships... do we have the resources to repair one and additionally get the beach room constructed?
The Hanger bay will automatically repair the Cruiser free of charge, given time, so no worries there.
>Too bad there wasn’t any Organic Materials. We’ve got everything except for the 5 Organic Materials needed for that Research Lab. Looks like we’re gonna have to wait for our ships to be repaired before we can go get some Organic Materials from the blue planet the pirates came from.
We still have two Planetary Landers available, as in, the ships we’re supposed to use to gather materials. Seeing that the pirates landed on the blue planet without any trouble, there shouldn’t be any danger sending them there to gather materials when we get the time.
>We do have what we need to make that Swimming Hall, but I’m not sure if we should start on that now or if we should wait a little.
Our Basic Metal storage is going to be overfilled, so we better build something unless we want to leave some of it here. Not to mention that Eki seems to need one badly… but either way, it will need to wait until tomorrow, as everyone been busy enough today as it.


>Much as I'd like to say blow up the rations. Food is ultimately food, and we'd like to actually study them and get a good look at what they actually are.
:TizliSA: Trust me, they are the worst food ever made. Just destroy them now before they spread!
:ZentoSA: If we face a sudden food shortage or similar emergency we’ll be glad that we saved them.
:TizliSA: …I rather starve that eat that sludge.
:ZentoSA: I rather eat bad tasting food then die, personally…
>At worst we can recycle them into the hydroponics bay's nutrition systems so that we have more biomass for food production.
:TizliSA: Hmpf, I just hope the place doesn’t start to stink of those rations if you do that…
:TozlanSA: They are completely odorless, Tizli.
:TizliSA: Exactly! It’s horrid!


>Looks like we came out ahead, and most importantly we now have money.
Not only did we manage to get both valuable materials and money, we did so without any permanent damage. We took a dangerous risk and it paid off… this deserve to be celebrated.
>Time to also gather the materials.
You just need to get close enough to them for The Shed Scales tractor beam to suck them up.
>There's cargo-shaped people missing that should or should not be in that space.
Eki said that they already left with all the slaves they caught before we even woke up, so it’s a given there aren’t any cargo people here.
>...and do a thorough scan before picking anything up. They may well have boobytrapped the booty.
:ZentoSA: …Eki, do you know if the pirates usually booby trap their cargo? …and if so, can you detect it?
:IkekekiSA: …one of the Kelshin boxes seems to be completely empty.
:ZentoSA: Tizli, you may fire on that box at will.
:TizliSA: Got it! FIRE!
The box explode in a noticeable bigger way than expected.
:ZentoSA: Hmm… seem there was indeed some kind of booby trap in-
You feel the ship vibrate slightly as it fires another shot.
:ZentoSA:
:TizliSA: BOOM! HAHA!
And another.
:ZentoSA: What are you shooting at?
:TizliSA: Oh, just an asteroid or two…
:ZentoSA: Cease that immediately, Tizli. Now.
:TizliSA: Tsk, you’re no fun… heh…

Materials Gained:
Basic Metals: 20 units. Noble Metals: 15 units. Corrosives: 5 units. Non-Perishable food: 10 unites.
As well as a box of Cred sticks and a Kelshin terminal, both which require further study before they can be used.
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No. 1015733 ID: 681cb5
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>After all that, we talk with Ikekeki. She must have things to get off her chest.
You’ll make sure she’s escorted back to her room so you can have a proper conversation with her in private.
>But she needs to be scolded as well. She clearly didn't know what a true pirate is. Both we and her ex-crew members showed her. I say we let it sink in.
That girl is clearly confused on how the world works, so everything that has happen will probably hit her hard. You… you’re not sure how she’s going to react to it all.
>It's clear that even if they turned on her and were going to make her a slave she still held some fondness for them and their deaths probably aren't going to weigh well on her mind.
Most of them managed to escape, though even if only one of them died it will still probably sting just the same. Maybe you shouldn’t be too harsh on her today?
>Frankly, I'm inclined to just let her off this ride at the next trade port. She's looks depressed, not happy to be here, and completely in her rights to walk away from this as a "free shrimp".
And then where should she go? She has no credits or anyone to turn to out there. Leaving her at the next trade port like this would probably end with her just starving to death.

As you walk towards her room several ways of approaching her goes through your mind, everything from how to scold her to how to praise her actions today. From chewing her out from almost betraying you to thanking her for saving Regina’s life. To kicking her out to letting her join the crew completely. But as soon as you enter her room most of those ideas die away from what you find in there.

Ikekeki is sitting down on the floor near the corner, facing the wall while making some strange sounds. Is she… sobbing? Or whatever the Kelshin equivalent of sobbing is?

…you’ll need to rethink your approach.
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No. 1015734 ID: 094652

"Ikekeki, you're on hydroponics duty for a week."

Build the Security Station and Sun Deck. Everyone will feel safer if all future interpersonal violence is quickly replied with ship-automated nonlethal pillow fights.
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No. 1015735 ID: ed699d

Well, this was to be expected. I wonder how old she actually is. She must be a really young adult.

How about we ask her if she wants to do the talking. Sit besides her bed. See how she reacts.
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No. 1015736 ID: bc15b4

>>1015733
Ask her if she is alright, better not to bring her betrayal ay least not now.
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No. 1015740 ID: 19ea25

Let her have a moment for herself. It's clear she really didn't have an understanding of things and for now we need to let her know of how things work. She thought pirates were her friend and that there was some pirates code was in effect but the reality is pirates at their core only take and harm others. They force others into doing things and slaves aren't treated nicely at all, but often cruelly.

You need to explain how things will work from then on, and maybe explain about pirates and how they truly do things in the universe.
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No. 1015745 ID: c09f5e

>>1015734
You seem confused. I don`t think she's doing breathplay because it's her kink.

>>1015733
[sarcasm]Congradulations. You broke her spirit by isolating her from the crew and ordering her to fire on her only family. If you had this galaxy's guidebook on enslavement, you'd have followed it to a T. Here is your prize.[/sarcasm]

The xeno-psychologist cannot come in fast enough, but you'll have to do.

Regardless of what her (now former) family deserve, and they clearly don't feel the same way, it was her family she shot at from her perspective. It actually fares well for her future that she feels less vengeful and more empathic about this. If she feels weak or unpiratey for feeling this way, reassure her of that. Empathy is a strong foundation for good moral character.

It may shoulder too much she blame on herself, though. You gave the order, you share the responsibility. It may give her relief if you both acknowledge this, and let her hit you. Once, mind you.

Remember to invite her out to the Pool. It doesn't look like she'd be going out on her own. If ordering her won't help, make it look like a date.
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No. 1015746 ID: 0b4def

>>1015733
Stand there and wait for her to speak.
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No. 1015756 ID: 36784c

>>1015733
Ikekeki honestly thought being a pirate would be like it was in One Piece, where the pirates are the good guys and they look after each other like family.

Now that she’s learned the truth, her entire world has come crashing down around her. You should talk to her and ask how she’s feeling. Try to get her to open up to you.

>>1015745
Correction: We didn’t order Ikekeki to fire on anyone. We ordered Tizli to fire on the pirates.

>Remember to invite her out to the Pool. It doesn't look like she'd be going out on her own.
That’s going to have to wait, since the Swimming Hall hasn’t been built yet. And construction on it isn’t going to start until tomorrow, since we’ve already given everyone the rest of the day off today. But even if we did start building it tomorrow, it’ll take an entire day to be fully finished, so Ikekeki won’t be able to use it until the day after tomorrow. Hope she doesn’t get sick from drying out too much.
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No. 1015771 ID: c09f5e

>>1015756
>Correction: We didn’t order Ikekeki to fire on anyone. We ordered Tizli to fire on the pirates.
To which I'm still surprised/impressed that her reaction is this, and not a thrown pot to the face.

>That’s going to have to wait, since the Swimming Hall hasn’t been built yet. And construction on it isn’t going to start until tomorrow, since we’ve already given everyone the rest of the day off today. But even if we did start building it tomorrow, it’ll take an entire day to be fully finished, so Ikekeki won’t be able to use it until the day after tomorrow. Hope she doesn’t get sick from drying out too much.
Still might be better for her to be among the crew now, and not hole herself in her room. We did promise to treat her better if she saved the crew, and she did. She should see that they appreciate her work.
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No. 1015776 ID: 16d082

“Commander Doxyyyy! These Raolme thighs got me acting straaange!”
Anyways, Zento should comfort Ikekeki by sitting on the bed next to her and telling her that treachery and operational fatalities are just part and parcel of pirate life. Live by the sword, die by the sword and all that. She’s been distanced from that life and no longer needs to worry about it, and has, in fact, just made herself a hero here. Afterwards, let’s debrief Regina in person, who is still shaken and has partaken in heroics herself.
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No. 1015801 ID: 681cb5
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>“Commander Doxyyyy! These Raolme thighs got me acting straaange!”
Joking aside, you know fully well what the sight of those nice tights makes you want to do. They awake a burning desire inside you, a desire that demands that you take the ship and park it before an awe-inspiring vista, followed by inviting the beautiful Tizli to a three course dinner on the observation deck overlooking said sight… and finally ending with making a new crewmember with her right there under the starlight.
>Let’s debrief Regina in person, who is still shaken and has partaken in heroics herself.
You definitely need to check on her, as having the ships only engineer feeling unwell won’t really do. You’ll do it as soon as you’re done with the current situation.

>Build the Security Station. Everyone will feel safer if all future interpersonal violence is quickly replied with ship-automated nonlethal pillow fights.
Sadly, the security station comes with Stun rods, sleeper guns and shock rifles, not automated pillow fights. Still, having a way to properly deal with any interpersonal fights, not to mention possible boarding parties, is important. You’ll consider it for tomorrow.
>And a Sun Deck.
Hmm… weren’t you going to combine the sun deck with the swimming hall? You’ll need some more Basic metals to build both, but those asteroids should contain more of it. You just need to find it by scanning them.

>The xeno-psychologist cannot come in fast enough, but you'll have to do.
…actually getting someone that’s an expert on Xeno-psychology isn’t that bad of an idea… and a therapist as well… but that’s for the future. Currently, it’s your duty as a Captain to be there for your crew when they need it.
>[sarcasm]Congratulations. You broke her spirit by isolating her from the crew and ordering her to fire on her only family. If you had this galaxy's guidebook on enslavement, you'd have followed it to a T. Here is your prize.[/sarcasm]
While the situation might have been handled better, you didn’t force her to attack her own people. She did aid you in the battle, true, but simple by helping you get a pair of extra eyes on the pirates. Not to mention, her main contribution was saving the life of one of your own at the cost of one of the pirates, which seems to indicate that she chosen a side. After all, she could have just stayed quiet if she wanted them to get away without losses.
>Ikekeki, you're on hydroponics duty for a week.
Now that would be enslavement… and very mean.


>Let her have a moment for herself.
…if she ask to be left alone, you’ll respect that. Otherwise you rather not let this stew and get worse.
>Stand there and wait for her to speak.
…she doesn’t seem to notice you.
>Sit beside her bed. See how she reacts.
…maybe you should cough or-
:IkekekiSA: Captain Zento?
:ZentoSA: Yes?
:IkekekiSA: …did… did you want something?
>Ask her if she is alright, better not to bring her betrayal at least not now.
:ZentoSA: …are you alright?
:IkekekiSA: …no.
:ZentoSA: …can I help somehow?
:IkekekiSA: …I don’t know…
:ZentoSA: Do you want anything?
:IkekekiSA: … … …
:ZentoSA: …maybe something to eat or-
:IkekekiSA: I want to go home.
:ZentoSA: …I’m sure we can stop by whatever system you live in and-
:IkekekiSA: I don’t have anywhere to live anymore. I don’t… I don’t have a home to go back to…
:ZentoSA: …did something happen?
:IkekekiSA: …the planet isn’t properly terraformed yet… the soil isn’t fertile… the farm barely produced enough food for us to survive. One bad year was enough and… my father starved to death… mother died in disease… there weren’t anything left after that.
:ZentoSA: …so you sought the stars to find a new home?
:IkekekiSA: …the only way of those barren rock for someone like me was to join the pirates, you know…
:ZentoSA: I see…
>It's clear she really didn't have an understanding of things and for now we need to let her know of how things work. She thought pirates were her friend and that there was some pirates code was in effect but the reality is pirates at their core only take and harm others. They force others into doing things and slaves aren't treated nicely at all, but often cruelly.
:IkekekiSA: That’s not true… that’s not… not all of them are like that.
:ZentoSA: Really? You’ve been with better company?
:IkekekiSA: I joined the crew that was led by the Pirate Lord Krem, he was a honorable admiral who often recruited people like me, to help us do something with our lives. He was the one that thought me about the Pirate Code and followed it vigorously.
:ZentoSA: …but something happened?
:IkekekiSA: …for slightly more than a year I sailed with him and his pirate armada… but about a month ago one of our daring raids against the cowardly Raolme went south. They had gone crawling to their IOD masters and begged them for help… and suddenly there were a massive ambush waiting for us. Admiral Krem was captured, but his last act was to sacrifice himself to let the rest of the fleet escape.
:ZentoSA: Things weren’t the same after that, was it?
:IkekekiSA: Without him the group fractured. I didn’t know where to go so… I just kind of drifted… and ended up with the group you met. This was supposed to be our first mission together… there were rumors about an exotic artifact in this system and we knew the Raolme would come… but you saw how it turned out.
:ZentoSA: But this new group, they weren’t like Krem, where they?
:IkekekiSA: I… I deluded myself that they were but… no, no they weren’t.

>Regardless of what her (now former) family deserve, and they clearly don't feel the same way, it was her family she shot at from her perspective. It actually fares well for her future that she feels less vengeful and more empathic about this.
:IkekekiSA: They weren’t family, not those ones… I… I don’t think they were even friends but… I didn’t want anyone of them to die…
:ZentoSA: …you did save Regina. Remember that.
:IkekekiSA: And someone had to die for it… I… I don’t know, did I do the right thing?
:ZentoSA: …that’s up for you to decide, Eki.
:IkekekiSA:
>If she feels weak or unpiratey for feeling this way, reassure her of that. Empathy is a strong foundation for good moral character.
:IkekekiSA: …it is?
:ZentoSA: Feeling bad means that you regret what you did. Even if it was wrong, you’ll learn from it and do better next time.
:IkekekiSA: …I guess…
>You gave the order, you share the responsibility. It may give her relief if you both acknowledge this, and let her hit you. Once, mind you.
:IkekekiSA: No… I don’t want to hit you… I rather hug something right now… and I don’t know… I’m not sure how I should feel about it... honestly, I just want to go home and lie down and just… sleep… but… I don’t have a home to go to.

>I wonder how old she actually is. She must be a really young adult.
:ZentoSA: …Eki, how… how old are you exactly?
:IkekekiSA: Eh?
:ZentoSA: I wish to know to know you a bit better, that’s all.
:IkekekiSA: …I’m an adult if that’s what you’re asking. I’m 21.
:ZentoSA: I see…
>Remember to invite her out to the Pool. It doesn't look like she'd be going out on her own.
:IkekekiSA: …going for a walk would be really nice right now… when can I…?
:ZentoSA: We’re going to start constructing it tomorrow… so the day after that.
:IkekekiSA: Oh… that’s… I guess I can wait a day or two… though, I’m getting really dry…
:ZentoSA: I’ll make sure it’s completed as soon as possible.
:IkekekiSA: …actually, I… remember that Kelshin terminal you found?
:ZentoSA: Yes?
:IkekekiSA: If I’m lucky, it might contain the blueprints for an Aqua Armor.
:ZentoSA: …a what now?
:IkekekiSA: It’s a low capacity power armor, designed for when we Kelshin spend time on non-Kelshin ships or worlds. It’s… um… a bowl of water you wear.
:ZentoSA: …and the power part?
:IkekekiSA: Water is heavy so… it require some strength enhancements? It should only cost you a single unit of Basic Metals to fabricate.
:ZentoSA: …I’ll consider it.
:IkekekiSA: It would really help me from drying out…
>Still might be better for her to be among the crew now, and not hole herself in her room. We did promise to treat her better if she saved the crew, and she did. She should see that they appreciate her work.
:IkekekiSA: Huh? You want to let me go free?
:ZentoSA: Maybe not without supervision just yet but… I was planning to hold a celebration tonight, right after dinner. You can join us if you wish?
:IkekekiSA: Oh… I’d… I’d like that, yeah… that sounds… fun?
:ZentoSA: Good to hear.
:IkekekiSA: Though… considering what happened last time I ran into those Raolme…
:ZentoSA: Don’t worry about that, I’ll make sure they’ll behave. Besides, you just made yourself into a hero by saving Regina, I’m sure the rest of the crew will want to thank you for that.
:IkekekiSA: Heh… maybe I’m not all bad… um… Captain?
:ZentoSA: Yes?
:IkekekiSA: …did you mean what you said earlier? That you would make me a proper member of your crew? Or… or am I still going to be your “personal slave”? I mean… I don’t really mind…
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No. 1015810 ID: 19ea25

Hug her! And tell her yes she can join the crew. And that whole personal thing.. Well she can certainly choose to be that, but it'll be her choice from now on as part of the crew.

Though we are certainly going to have some issues in the future since that means we have Tizli and her as crew, but we will certainly be testing and proving our commander ability by navigating those waters.
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No. 1015817 ID: ed699d

>Part of crew
Let's put it like this: You will be on parole. Someone, probably Doxy, will keep an eye on you, as a formality, given our recent encounters and our Raomole friends on board. If you show that you know how to behave and don't fight with the rest of the crew for some time, i will formally wolcome you as a true ensign.

You will be assigned to scan duty for now, you seem to be good at that.

>Personal slave
I personally don't like the idea of owning slaves.
I do however, have a thing for xenos. So, like i said before, if you are a good girl, i'll ask your help to increase the ships population. And we can keep teh slave thing as a roleplay.

And do give her a hug.
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No. 1015821 ID: 96c896

>make the captive a full crewmember?
This is a big decision. Especially considering the Raolmes on the crew; they might strongly object to Eki being given any boost to social status.

Hmm, there's a compromise. Since she doesn't mind too much, why don't you tell her she'll keep her slave title (and slave-like low rank duties) for appearances' sake, but you're going to give her more trust and privileges. If she continues to perform well she can even get a salary like the others. How does she feel about mining duty?

>water/power armor
Well if we do make it, it would only be after we get the security room, and we'd have to put limits on where she can wear it; I imagine it would be all too easy for her to overpower our currently-unarmed crew while wearing that thing, and despite being an honorable sort, don't think she won't be tempted to at least assume command by right of combat. Or, we can see if we can adapt the technology for use on all crewmates, then nobody will feel (rightly) intimidated by the ex-pirate walking around in power armor.

Can we vote on construction yet?
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No. 1015840 ID: 73300b

>>1015801
Get someone on the crew with engineering experience to take a close look at the Aqua Armor specs and figure out how to make sure it just helps her satisfy her biological needs, without being a tactical advantage. At least until she's earned enough trust to be given a tactical advantage. (Her actions in the battle went a long way in that regard, but I hope she'll be understanding if we can't hand her an unvetted suit of power armor.)

But if we can nerf it enough, or confirm it doesn't need nerfing, then yeah, build her the mobile fishtank.

>>1015821
> Hmm, there's a compromise. Since she doesn't mind too much, why don't you tell her she'll keep her slave title (and slave-like low rank duties) for appearances' sake, but you're going to give her more trust and privileges.

I don't think we should establish the precedent of keeping slaves, even just for appearances' sake. Giving her a probationary status seems fine, though.

And by all means let's suggest to her that if she enjoys the role she's welcome to play it any time she likes, or all the time if she wants. Let's make sure she feels safe choosing not to, though. After her time with the pirates she may have some distorted ideas of whether she's allowed to say "no" to things like that.
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No. 1015845 ID: bc15b4

>>1015801
I think we should make the aqua armore
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No. 1015847 ID: a63e3f

With how poorly Ikekeki is looking, we ought to see about getting that Kelshin terminal hooked up and operational today, though we best be careful and figure out exactly what kind of power it requires; Don't want to smoke it by pulling the equivalent of plugging a 110V appliance into a 220V socket. Actually, Ikekeki would probably be of help getting it working and operating it, since it's both designed for Kelshin and using their language.

However, if pulling the data off the terminal is gonna take something like the research lab, or otherwise take more time, then a temporary stopgap measure might be to fabricate a large water tub and the plumbing to install it in Ikekeki's quarters.
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No. 1015853 ID: 9b31bc

>>1015801
Hug that girl. Hug her and don't let go until she's feeling at least a little better. Things have been rough for her.

Slavery isn't going to last. Your peers probably wouldn't stand for it in the long run. Keep it to the bedroom.

Surely the captain's quarters has a bathtub, right? If so, let Ikekeki have some quality water time, she needs it. The armor seems like a decent investment for her health, though knowing how strong it is would be good. Maybe an emergency means to disable it's motor systems, depending on how powerful the "power" armor is.
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No. 1015854 ID: c09f5e

When haven't you been treating her like an honorary Ensign? You could say she's just been on probation ever since she got on board.

Admiral Krem must have treated his slaves quite well for her to be still enthusiastic about being one.

>They had gone crawling to their IOD masters and begged them for help… and suddenly there were a massive ambush waiting for us.
If you learn nothing else about his fate, learn about the importance about keeping a low profile. Sooner or later, we'll need a station to monitor communications to alert us if they send security.

>They weren’t family, not those ones… I… I don’t think they were even friends but… I didn’t want anyone of them to die…
Classic reflexive sympathy. Had she not drawn the short straw to ambush you at the crash site, perhaps she and her target would've swapped places.

>>1015840
Electronics installed in her suit to lock movements by remote... or codeword...

Well Zepto, that makes it official: you're her domme now.
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No. 1015885 ID: 36784c

>>1015801
>you know fully well what the sight of those nice tights makes you want to do.
Yes, those tights Tizli is wearing are nice. They leave little to the imagination, don’t they?

>take the ship and park it before an awe-inspiring vista, followed by inviting the beautiful Tizli to a three course dinner on the observation deck overlooking said sight…
[sarcasm]Yes, invite the species with no eyes to observe something. I’m sure there isn’t a problem with that at all.[/sarcasm]

>No…I don’t want to hit you…I rather hug something right now…
Offer to give her a hug.

>Kelshin terminal
>If I’m lucky, it might contain the blueprints for an Aqua Armor.
Then she better hope she’s lucky. Because that terminal might not have those blueprints on them.

>suggestions on how to disable the armor
I really don’t think we need anything like that! We’d pretty much be giving her a wearable prison if we did anything like that! And if our modifications mess up the armor, it might not work properly or it could possibly kill her!

And because her and the Raolme still have the “Hated Enemies” status towards each other, we’d have to make sure neither of the Raolme mess with it to make it hurt Ikekeki.

>…did you mean what you said earlier? That you would make me a proper member of your crew? Or…or am I still going to be your “personal slave”? I mean…I don’t really mind…
Yes, you meant it.
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No. 1015907 ID: 0b4def

>>1015801
"You seem far more decent now than when we first met. I'll have the water armor fabricated, and permit you free roam of the ship when it's ready... provided you do your best to avoid the Raolme without others around. Continue contributing valuably like you did today, and you'll be a regular member in no time."

Sure, we can fabricate the armor. It's cheap.
Let's go see Regina next after putting in the order for that.
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No. 1015923 ID: a9af05

>>1015885
>Risks of tampering with the armor to disable it
Yeah, I agree. I don't feel comfortable with tampering with something that's meant to keep someone alive. Let's just leave it alone.
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No. 1015956 ID: 681cb5
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>Yes, those tights Tizli is wearing are nice. They leave little to the imagination, don’t they?
You guess they need to keep their… “ball” joints free from obstruction, because you swear you’ve seen her rotate her legs more than 360 degrees. Not that you’re going to complain if she shows a bit of scale, though…
>[sarcasm]Yes, invite the species with no eyes to observe something. I’m sure there isn’t a problem with that at all.[/sarcasm]
…maybe you need to rethink your approach and not rely on your old tricks. Hmm… maybe some music? And some scented candles?
>If you learn nothing else about Admiral Krem’s fate, learn about the importance about keeping a low profile. Sooner or later, we'll need a station to monitor communications to alert us if they send security.
Honestly, you rather try and keep yourself on friendly terms with whoever might be able to call security, so that they’ll never even consider it in the first place.

>We are certainly going to have some issues in the future since that means we have Tizli and her as crew, but we will certainly be testing and proving our commander ability by navigating those waters.
Having Tizli and Tozlan on the same crew as Eki will definitely be challenging… you’ll need to keep them separated for now... and hope that time will mellow things out? Hmm… you definitely need a better plan than that…
>When haven't you been treating her like an honorary Ensign?
When you locked her in her room, like a prisoner? Or when you shot her down and captured her?
>Since she doesn't mind too much, why don't you tell her she'll keep her slave title (and slave-like low rank duties) for appearances' sake, but you're going to give her more trust and privileges.
…you rather not get a reputation of being a slaver. That would damage our possible Xeno relations in the future, after all.
>Slavery isn't going to last. Your peers probably wouldn't stand for it in the long run.
While you can’t say how the Xeno’s will react, you do know for a fact that Sakkilian in general are not the biggest supporters of the subject. We’re known for our love of workers’ rights and fair work environments… so as soon as you get something like 10 Sakkilian’s on board you’re to expect things like unions to start popping up.
>Keep it to the bedroom.
…wait, do you mean the slavery or the unions? Because only one of those is really sexy… well, that’s not true… you’re sure you can make unions sexy too, if you put your mind to it… hmm…


>Hug that girl. Hug her and don't let go until she's feeling at least a little better. Things have been rough for her.
You sit down behind her and embrace her, letting your arm envelop her body into protective shell and placing your head on top of hers. The two of you sit there in silence for some time before the tranquility is broken by her soft voice…
:IkekekiSA: …thanks… I needed that…
>Admiral Krem must have treated his slaves quite well for her to be still enthusiastic about being one.
:IkekekiSA: He didn’t treat them any worse than he did anyone else… it felt like… they just became part of the crew as well, you know…

>Let's put it like this: You will be on parole. Someone, probably Doxy, will keep an eye on you, as a formality, given our recent encounters and our Raomole friends on board. If you show that you know how to behave and don't fight with the rest of the crew for some time, i will formally welcome you as a true ensign.
:IkekekiSA: Oh, that sounds… good? Kekeke, I guess I really did impress you then, captain.
:ZentoSA: You did.
:IkekekiSA: Then I promise to be the mightiest part-ole that you’ve ever had the pleasure of sailing with!
>You will be assigned to scan duty for now, you seem to be good at that.
:IkekekiSA: Scanner duty? I… guess? It beats going full planetlubber and doing farm work.
:ZentoSA: What would you rather do then?
:IkekekiSA: To sail through the stars and collect booty?
>How does she feel about mining duty?
:IkekekiSA: Oh! That would be fun! To fly through the stars and dig up treasure full of doubloons! Though… um… maybe not while I’m this dry… I… I honestly feel like I’ve got scurvy…
:ZentoSA: I see…
:IkekekiSA: So maybe you can make that Aqua armor first?

>Well if we do make it, it would only be after we get the security room, and we'd have to put limits on where she can wear it; I imagine it would be all too easy for her to overpower our currently-unarmed crew while wearing that thing, and despite being an honorable sort, don't think she won't be tempted to at least assume command by right of combat.
:IkekekiSA: I swear on the pirate code that I wouldn’t keelhaul any of your crew for their booty, captain! But… I can understand your… um… hesitation.

:IkekekiSA: …so what does part-ole even mean? Is that like… soon to be recruited slave?
:ZentoSA: It’s a conditional release of a prisoner. In this case, you will be kept under scrutiny and if you can prove that you can behave and be a good girl, you’re a free shrimp.
:IkekekiSA: So… a prisoner that tried out to be a crewmember… and not a slave?
:ZentoSA: No slaves, Eki.
:IkekekiSA: …and what is a shrimp?
:ZentoSA: Err… never mind that.
:IkekekiSA: …is that like a slave?
:ZentoSA: *Sigh*
:IkekekiSA: I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Kekeke, I’m not that obsessed with slaves.
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No. 1015957 ID: 681cb5
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>I personally don't like the idea of owning slaves. I do however, have a thing for xenos. So, like i said before, if you are a good girl, I’ll ask your help to increase the ships population. And we can keep the slave thing as a roleplay.
:IkekekiSA: Eh? Oh… um… err… w-wait, what do you mean with increasing the ships population?
:ZentoSA: Shara was helping us increasing the ships population earlier, so… you know…
:IkekekiSA: …OH! OH! YOU MEAN! WITH ME!?
:ZentoSA: If you wish to, of course.
:IkekekiSA: Err… I… um… I’ll… think… about it?
:ZentoSA: Please, consider it thoroughly… and don’t feel like you’re being forced too… this is completely about what you want, Eki.
:IkekekiSA: …It just a bit… sudden… but… um… I’ll think about it?

>Well Zepto, that makes it official: you're her domme now.
Dom, sub, what does it matter if in the end you get some alien puss?
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No. 1015958 ID: 681cb5
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1015958

>With how poorly Ikekeki is looking, we ought to see about getting that Kelshin terminal hooked up and operational today, though we best be careful and figure out exactly what kind of power it requires; Don't want to smoke it by pulling the equivalent of plugging a 110V appliance into a 220V socket.
It already got its own power source, so you don’t need to worry about that. What you need to worry about is that most of its memory seems to have been fried, which makes it hard to figure out what exactly is in this scrambled mess. Of course, if you know what you’re looking for its significantly easier, with you only need to type in “Aqua armor” to find something that look like a schematic. You’ll need to take some time to figure out what else might be on the terminal, though.
>Actually, Ikekeki would probably be of help getting it working and operating it, since it's both designed for Kelshin and using their language.
Hmm… maybe you should ask Doxy to take a look through it with Eki later. That seems like a good idea.


>Let's go see Regina next.
You find her in the hanger, polishing some of the tools. You guess she finds it calming?
:ReginaSA: Yes, dear?
:ZentoSA: I just wanted to check if you’re doing alright, Ensign Regina.
:ReginaSA: …well, hun, I’m a bit high strung still, but I’m sure I’ll calm down soon enough.
:ZentoSA: That’s good to hear.
:ReginaSA: I’m looking forward towards the celebration later. A few drinks and some friends will help me destress in no time, sir.
:ZentoSA: That’s in part why I wanted to celebrate. Do drink responsible, though.
:ReginaSA: Of course, hun.

>Get someone on the crew with engineering experience to take a close look at the Aqua Armor specs and figure out how to make sure it just helps her satisfy her biological needs, without being a tactical advantage.
:ReginaSA: Um… while it doesn’t give her that much of a tactical advantage, the things that do are essential to the suit, hun. If she’s not covered in armor plating the water won’t stay put while removing the mechanical muscle structure will just make her immovable. So no, that’s not possible. If she’s to wear this you’re just going have to live with her wearing armor and being slightly stronger than everyone else, dear.
>Maybe an emergency means to disable it's motor systems, depending on how powerful the "power" armor is. Electronics installed in her suit to lock movements by remote... or codeword...
:ReginaSA: …I can easily put in a kill switch that’s voice activated.
>We’d pretty much be giving her a wearable prison if we did anything like that! And if our modifications mess up the armor, it might not work properly or it could possibly kill her!
:ReginaSA: …I was thinking of just disabling the legs. That wouldn’t kill her, hun, but… well, she would be stuck in a prison until we got her out of the suit, I suppose… but only after we use the codeword, of course.
:ZentoSA: Hmm… it might be prudent to have the extra security… but it might put Eki at risk…
:ReginaSA: It’s up to you, sir.
>Because her and the Raolme still have the “Hated Enemies” status towards each other, we’d have to make sure neither of the Raolme mess with it to make it hurt Ikekeki.
:ReginaSA: Just don’t tell them the code word, hun?
>A temporary stopgap measure might be to fabricate a large water tub and the plumbing to install it in Ikekeki's quarters.
:ReginaSA: …we’re not building a large tub of water in a hyperspace faring ship without the necessary facilities to contain said water in place, hun. It’s a disaster waiting to happen, trust me. If you want a tub of water, build a proper swimming hall… otherwise said water will end up in the ceiling or something after a while…
>Surely the captain's quarters has a bathtub, right?
…why would your quarters be any different from the rest of the crew?


:ReginaSA: Actually, hun, there is something you can do for me.
:ZentoSA: Yes, Regina?
:ReginaSA: Now that we’ve collected a bit more crew, it might be time to start assign people to less essential yet necessary jobs. I’ve been doing some basic maintenance when I have the time for example, but it would be great if you would have someone doing it properly, dear.
:ZentoSA: Hmm, you’re correct. I might need to assign someone to do some extra cleaning too… the automatic systems work for the most part, we still need someone to remove whatever it misses…
:ReginaSA: And when we’re on the subject, maybe getting a few more engineers around? If we ever find some Xeno trade post or something, maybe hire a few? Just getting a few new faces around here wouldn’t be all too bad either, hun.
:ZentoSA: I’ll see what I can do.

>Can we vote on construction yet?
While you might plan ahead a bit, you’re not going to start constructing anything until tomorrow. So far you’ve only thought about the security station and a sun deck / swimming hall combo… if you can find some more Basic Metals in the asteroids that is.
Though more importantly, do you synth up an Aqua Armor for Eki or not?
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No. 1015962 ID: 96c896

>>1015958
Ah, it's only "slightly stronger", which means she won't be able to fight the whole crew. So yeah go ahead, and leave the killswitch out. Just make it clear to her that if another fight breaks out between her and the Raolmes, she is not to use the armor's strength to fight back. It's fine if the armor is damaged, it's not fine if the crew is damaged.
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No. 1015975 ID: 9b31bc

>>1015958
Make that armor, and don't install any countermeasures. It's a risk, but she needs the water to work and live a healthy life, and the countermeasures could probably be used by someone else if we're not careful. Besides, something like that full of water is bound to be slow enough that outrunning it should be possible, and she's outnumbered in a firefight. Just don't get stepped or sat on by it, and you'll be fine.
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No. 1015983 ID: bc15b4

>>1015958
Can we make one of the Salkilian that have borne today and engineer? We could also make one with her.
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No. 1015984 ID: 5b0071

>>1015958
one thing we could attempt to do: work with the Ralome to figure out how much of the salvage is actually theirs. They may feel better knowing they actually have money to their names, again.
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No. 1015985 ID: 16d082

I think we should abstain from synthesizing the aqua immersion suit until she is able to appreciate the swimming hall for a day or two, as to be much happier when the suit is presented to her by Zento. Perhaps more importantly, we don’t want Tozlan and Tizli questioning Cpt. Zento’s command capability after being disturbed by the “prisoner”’s sudden increase in privileges, and an actuated armoured suit would likely cause them unease regardless of it’s function. If we aren’t able to have the swimming deck built tomorrow, though, it’s definitely better to just give her the suit rather than making the poor crab wait more.
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No. 1015986 ID: 36784c

>>1015956
>“ball” joints
Don’t you think those “ball” joints look kinda like a butt? You like big butts and you cannot lie about that.

>>1015958
>aqua armor
Just give it to Ikekeki as is. Don’t add any fail safes or anything like that.

>Regina
Let her know that you know of another way she can destress. She can come to your room for a special private “party” for just the two of you. But only if she’d feel up to it, you don’t want to force her or anything.

>Eggs/Clones: 3/10
Huh? When did we get a 3rd egg? Did one of the pregnant ladies lay a second egg or something?

Speaking of eggs, we still haven’t decided on a name for Zento’s and Doxy’s egg. I still think Vex would be a good name!

>>1015985
>If we aren’t able to have the swimming deck built tomorrow, though, it’s definitely better to just give her the suit rather than making the poor crab wait more.
It’s already been established that the swimming hall isn’t going to be finished until the day after tomorrow.
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No. 1015989 ID: c09f5e

>Hmm… you definitely need a better plan than that…
It would help if the ship had a section that would help lower their defenses; literal common ground to establish peace. A Swimming Hall for all shows less blatant favoritism than Power Armor for one. Does it come have a hot tub and sauna?

>He didn’t treat them any worse than he did anyone else… it felt like… they just became part of the crew as well, you know…
Then it seems you and the Pirate Lord had a lot in common. Expect to meet a lot of claimants, biological or otherwise, to his throne. That title cannot be a stable position.

>To sail through the stars and collect booty?
So she put her proficiency in Survival (Wis)? Her scan rolls did look like it had a circumstance bonus. wait, too gamey, uh...
Is that what she calls mining planets for materials? She must have gotten lucky with scan duty because she knows how pirates tick.

>Just getting a few new faces around here wouldn’t be all too bad either, hun.
"So Regina, how are you getting on with the other crewmembers? Jealous of Shara taking Zell, or is your preference to clone yourself if need arises?"

Nothing against her, but you're already carrying baggage for 3 complicated relationships. If it's another alien princess, sweet, but literally everyone asking for a piece of you would be exhausting. Not that you'd say no if she asks for it anyway...

>>1015986
Regina did have to test cloning, somehow. Could she have done it when she built the thing? Or did she set up an AI routine to clone on death, and it tripped up when her cruiser went critical?
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No. 1015992 ID: f8fa51

She's not going to be superhuman. Slightly stronger is one thing, but unlikely to best actual weapons. Yes to the armour, no to countermeasures. Also no to letting her have weapons, though.
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No. 1016008 ID: 72d36a

>Aqua armor
Let's do it. Without the fail safe. She'll have to be more responsible with it tho.

>More crew
Has she thought of having an egg? That might speed things up a bit.

>What do?
After the celebration, we should focus on getting more materials to construct the new facilities. They should increase the overall moral of the crew.
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No. 1016080 ID: 73300b

>>1015958
Make it, make sure it's possible to add the code word later (if that has to be decided in advance), but don't actually add any code word. If she misbehaves with it at any point, or if she expresses any interest in playing in other ways, we can always change our minds later.
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No. 1016107 ID: 584042

>>1015958
Yes, fabricate the suit.

If there's someone who wouldn't mind doing it, we really should get the remaining materials needed for the beach deck.
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>Don’t you think those “ball” joints look kinda like a butt? You like big butts and you cannot lie about that.
Big butts, small butts, any butt in between... be it a Lizbutt, Robutt or Bugbutt, you do love them all. You can’t wait to sample some of the more exotic butts as this “adventure” goes on.
>It seems you and the Pirate Lord had a lot in common. Expect to meet a lot of claimants, biological or otherwise, to his throne. That title cannot be a stable position.
…is it even a heritable title? For all you know you’re a pirate lord as soon as you get a fleet of pirate ships. But knowing pirates, you have no doubt that you’re going to find his bastard kids in every port he’s visited.

>It would help if the ship had a section that would help the Raolme and Kelshin lower their defenses; literal common ground to establish peace. A Swimming Hall for all shows less blatant favoritism than Power Armor for one.
You wouldn’t say its favoritism when it concerns someone’s health, but even then you’re thinking about building both, to make sure both parties will be satisfied.
>Does it come have a hot tub and sauna?
The swimming hall comes with a lot of different pools and habitats of different temperatures, while the sun deck will have at least a dry sauna… though if you combine them, it wouldn’t be hard to build a wet sauna either.


>Ah, it's only "slightly stronger", which means she won't be able to fight the whole crew.
:ReginaSA: While it’s far from the usual power armor we use, it’s will still be strong enough to beat Shara in a little wrestling tussle, hun. But if there were two Sharas? Then I wouldn’t know who to bet on.
:ZentoSA: ...so it has the strength of two well-trained women, huh?
>Besides, something like that full of water is bound to be slow enough that outrunning it should be possible, and she's outnumbered in a firefight.
:ReginaSA: I’m not sure, dear, but going by the schematic it seems to be surprisingly agile. Still, it will probably not move faster than jogging speed, so a well-trained man like yourself would have no problem outrunning it, sir.
>Just don't get stepped or sat on by it, and you'll be fine.
… … …by the suit, of course. You don’t want to be crushed by the armor. You wouldn’t mind if any of the ladies would step on your or sit on you otherwise.

>Just make it clear to her that if another fight breaks out between her and the Raolmes, she is not to use the armor's strength to fight back. It's fine if the armor is damaged, it's not fine if the crew is damaged.
:ReginaSA: Damage the armor? It’s made out of synth-steel, you’re not going to punch… um… well, I heard from Shara that those blind aliens have really sharp claws, so maybe… though I also heard that the shrimp girl didn’t fight back at all as well, so… problem already solved, hun?
:ZentoSA: Hmm… as long as Eki doesn’t get too big of a head from wearing the armor.
>Make that armor, and don't install any countermeasures. It's a risk, but she needs the water to work and live a healthy life, and the countermeasures could probably be used by someone else if we're not careful.
:ReginaSA: I’ll set the Fabricator to build it during the night. It should be finished in the morning, dear.
>Make sure it's possible to add the code word later (if that has to be decided in advance), but don't actually add any code word.
:ReginaSA: …give me an hour and access to it, and I’ll give it a kill switch whenever you need it, no problem, hun.


>Can we make one of the Salkilian that have born today and engineer?
It’s sadly a bit too late for that. They are already cooking in the Vats.
>Nothing against Regina, but you're already carrying baggage for 3 complicated relationships. If it's another alien princess, sweet, but literally everyone asking for a piece of you would be exhausting.
If you’re considering making new crew with Regina then it will be purely for professional reasons. It is your duty as Captain to make sure that you always have enough manpower and that all your crew mentally relaxed… wait, speaking of princesses… didn’t Tozlan say he was some kind of prince? Doesn’t that mean Tizli is a princess? …you really need to ask them about that before you accidently knock Tizli up with the next King of their people or something…

>So Regina, how are you getting on with the other crewmembers?
:ReginaSA: Not bad, all thing considered, dear. Zell is an old grump, Shara is too proud for her own good and I haven’t really interacted with that blind alien boy, though he is kind of cute, I suppose. I did have a rather nice gossip session with that adorable little Tizli, though. I do like her…
:ZentoSA: That’s good to hear.
>Jealous of Shara taking Zell, or is your preference to clone yourself if need arises?
:ReginaSA: …dear, why would I be jealous? I’m not some youngling who’s starved for affection… or looking for a serious relationship for that matter. Besides, Zell reminds me a bit of my old hubby… though nowadays I’d rather prefer someone a bit younger, someone that’s lively and has some spirit.
:ZentoSA: …hubby? You’re married?
:ReginaSA: Was married, hun. He died a few years ago… well, a lot of years ago now, what with the galaxy jump, but either way it’s in the past. Have two kids as well, though they’ve both grown up and left the nest a long time ago.
>Let her know that you know of another way she can destress. She can come to your room for a special private “party” for just the two of you. But only if she’d feel up to it, you don’t want to force her or anything.
:ReginaSA: Hmhm, is that really your move, hun?
:ZentoSA: I’m sorry if I was to forward, Regina.
:ReginaSA: Forward? Oh, no, not at all… While I am a bit surprised that such a beautiful young man like yourself would be interested in an old tart like me-
:ZentoSA: You know what they say about fine wine…
:ReginaSA: Why, aren’t you a charmer, dear… but going back to my original point, what’s most surprising is that if a virile young man like yourself is so eager to make me a mother again, I’d expect them to simply bend me over the table and make me one. That’s what I did when I was young and saw someone I desired…
:ZentoSA:
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Captain Zento “Plaps” the raw material necessary for constructing a new engineer into Reginas Baby factory. Completion time is estimated to be 2 days.
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1016191

After successfully starting the process of making a new engineer, the rest of the day is spent preparing for the celebration later tonight, as well as making sure that Eki’s armor is being fabricated. Your workday ends with a large bowl of salty soup courtesy of Tozlan cooking skills, followed by drinks and snacks on the captain to commemorate today’s victory!

:DoxySA: The “party”, if you want to call it that, is going rather well.
:ZentoSA: I’m happy that our Raolme siblings and Eki manages to be in the same room without fighting for once.
:DoxySA: I think they are trying to stay as far away as they can from each other… though I’m sure they don’t want to spill their drinks arguing either. I’m impressed that you managed to get everyone something to drink on such short notice.
:ZentoSA: The drink the Raolme wanted was easy enough to synth, what with Tozlan being in the kitchen helping me. The “Grog XD” that Eki wanted on the other hand… let just say that thing would eat right through our mugs if I didn’t change the recipe. But it seemed to work out in the end, as everyone is drinking with gusto.
:DoxySA: …I did spot Regina grabbing a non-alcoholic drink, though… do you know why?
:ZentoSA: …I’m sure she has her reasons.
:DoxySA: Of course she does.

>One thing we could attempt to do: work with the Ralome to figure out how much of the salvage is actually theirs. They may feel better knowing they actually have money to their names, again.
:DoxySA: Um… wasn’t all the loot stolen from the Raolme in the first place? Reminding them about that fact might mean they want all of it back.
:ZentoSA: Hmm… though telling them might give you political favor later.
:DoxySA: I’m not sure how their laws might say about this… or if there even is any laws out here.
>Huh? When did we get a 3rd egg? Did one of the pregnant ladies lay a second egg or something?
:DoxySA: A 3rd egg? Oh no, I’m sure you’re just seeing things, sir. Neither me nor Shara laid twins.
:ZentoSA: …you know something about this 3rd egg, don’t you?
:DoxySA: I’m sure it’s just a glitch in the system, honest!
:ZentoSA: Uh huh…
>Speaking of eggs, we still haven’t decided on a name for Zento’s and Doxy’s egg. I still think Vex would be a good name!
:DoxySA: I was going to ask you about that, because I need a name before the end of the hour.
:ZentoSA: …Vex?
:DoxySA: Vex?
:ZentoSA: Vex.
:DoxySA: … … …Vex… yeah, I like it… it’s a super nice name, isn’t it… Vex…
:ZentoSA: Vex it is then.
>After the celebration, we should focus on getting more materials to construct the new facilities. They should increase the overall moral of the crew.
:DoxySA: We need more Basic metals for sure…
:ZentoSA: There should be more than enough of it in these asteroids.
:DoxySA: And the blue planet should have some organic materials.
:ZentoSA: But it will have to wait until tomorrow.


:DoxySA: So are we just going to stand here or are we going to socialize?
:ZentoSA: We definitely should take the opportunity to see what is on the minds of the crew… let’s split up to increase our efficiency.
:DoxySA: …not everything needs to be your “Captain’s duty”, Zento.
:ZentoSA: Sorry.
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No. 1016192 ID: 72d36a

>…not everything needs to be your “Captain’s duty”, Zento.
Can't fight my nature. I was born to be a captain.

>>1016190
Say, we had an expectator, or listener in this case. Who do you think it was?

> …you really need to ask them about that before you accidently knock Tizli up with the next King of their people or something…
That's a great topic. Zento, get to it. Ask her about her family.

Doxy, i have the feeling Rozlan was snooping around when the captain was making the engineer. Let's investigate, he seems to have a soft spot for the ladies here.
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No. 1016193 ID: 72d36a

>>1016192
Oh wait, i think it was Tizli, she has a smoother face.
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No. 1016200 ID: 19ea25

I am actually curious why Eki wanted a drink that would be more suited for scraping stains off of metal then drinking. Maybe we might need some stronger mugs in the future.. And some discussion with Regina of course too.
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No. 1016217 ID: a9af05

>>1016200
The most obvious reason Eki would ask for something like that is because she's consumed it before and her biology allows her to consume it safely.
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No. 1016240 ID: 2aa5f0

captain can start with tizili and doxy can start with her brother since both the siblings are already fairly familiar with them. Plus I'm sure tizili has some questions for the captain seeing what she heard the other day in the hanger.
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No. 1016243 ID: 094652

Insist on the egg. If it's a baby monster egg scavenged from the scuttled remains of the pirates, fine. But you need to know.
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No. 1016246 ID: c09f5e

>If you’re considering making new crew with Regina then it will be purely for professional reasons.
That goes triple for Shara, as in she'll need three more eggs to personally man her own Sakkilian Cruiser. And if Zell isn't up to the task, remind her that you're decent "competition" yourself and you don't mind "losing" ;)

Actually, this may be too soon for Shara. She just laid her egg. It's not like women get stronger and taller as they lay more eggs, do they? How's Doxy holding up?

>…you really need to ask them about that before you accidently knock Tizli up with the next King of their people or something…
Warn Doxy about this too. That goes double for her, since "princess" can mean different things between matriarchal and patriarchal cultures, if they take gender seriously at all. She should look into how serious a relationship he wants and why he'd want kids. Preempt spawn custodial conflicts with a prenup!

>I’m not some youngling who’s starved for affection… or looking for a serious relationship for that matter. Besides, Zell reminds me a bit of my old hubby…
It'd still be nice if they'd develop a closer work relationship. He can better utilize her engineering, she can learn from his field experience to refine her work to be more durable and repairable. We can't keep wrecked ships, there's only so much room on our docks.

>I’m sure it’s just a glitch in the system, honest!
Very well, assign someone to look into it tomorrow then. I suspect mis-accounting errors like this will keep cropping up if we keep crewmembers too busy with morning orders. Regina did say they should be professional enough to handle general maintenance provided free hours, and it helps to have a some free crew on hand for emergencies.

Can we stockpile eggs, like keep them in stasis til we need them?

>Vex
Dr. Vex does have a nice ring to it. Just hope he becomes the ethical kind of doctor or scientist.

>…not everything needs to be your “Captain’s duty”, Zento.
Hold on. Are you... jealous? Regina isn't looking for anything serious, and...

...I admit I have been fond of our "night briefings". We can keep having them regardless if they end up "productive", and forgo oversight of the "project I assigned" to Regina. But in regards to our current and future alien friends, understand I'm not able to spend every night in my quarters.
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No. 1016259 ID: 62d6aa

Its crazy how many generations you can get with vats right? Like on a ship you can even see the great grandchildren of your crew mingling.
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No. 1016260 ID: bc15b4

>>1016191
Let’s go with the boyz, ask them how for options on entertainment, maybe sports?
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No. 1016264 ID: 36784c

>>1016191
>…you know something about this 3rd egg, don’t you?
>I’m sure it’s just a glitch in the system, honest!
Zento is supposed to be the tallest, scariest, most cryptic looking Sakkilian multiplied by 2, so I’d like to see him be a little intimidating here.

Have him tower over Doxy and insist that if she knows something about a 3rd egg, she should tell him now. But if it’s honestly just a glitch, then apologize for doubting her.

>split up
Zento go visit with Zell and Tolzan.

Doxy go visit with Shara and Tizli.

>Ikekeki and Regina are hanging out.
I guess since Ikekeki helped save Regina, that helped them form a bond of friendship. Maybe through Regina, Tizli and Ikekeki can work things out? I’m not expecting them to become instant best friends, but hopefully they’ll at least stop being hostile to each other.
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>Zento is supposed to be the tallest, scariest, most cryptic looking Sakkilian multiplied by 2.
While you are the tallest Sakkilian man you’ve ever met, that still puts you at about equal high of the taller ladies around, like Shara. As for being scary… well, you don’t really try to, but your dark scales combined with your stoic nature does unnerve people at times…
>Say, we had a spectator, or listener in this case. Who do you think it was?
…you thought you saw something green moving around outside the hanger, but you’re not sure…
>Can we stockpile eggs, like keep them in stasis until we need them?
We can always place the eggs in a cryo-pod… or just let them mature normally. It takes about 2 months for an egg to hatch normally, after all.


>Can't fight my nature. I was born to be a captain.
:DoxySA: …you mean in a metaphoric sense and not that you’re a vatborn, right?
:ZentoSA: I’m not from a vat Doxy, no… but my mother is a space pilot, so I’ve grown up hearing the stories of the far reaches of the galaxy.
:DoxySA: Really?
:ZentoSA: And… it was the first true night I experienced that I can remember, when all three sun set at once and the sky became aglow with the faint lights of distant worlds… as I looked upon the sea of stars above me… I knew it was my destiny to sail between them. I wasn’t more than 7 years old then, yet here we are.
:DoxySA: Huh… that’s kind of cute…
>Hold on. Are you... jealous? Regina isn't looking for anything serious, and...
:DoxySA: …what? No? I didn’t even know about you or… wait, you’ve been with Regina? Never mind, what I mean was that you don’t need to be in Captain mode all the damn time, sir. Just go out and have some fun socializing, dammit! It doesn’t have to be about increasing the crew morale or picking their brains for information!
:ZentoSA: Ah… yes… I apologize, Doxy, you’re right.
>I admit I have been fond of our "night briefings". We can keep having them regardless if they end up "productive", and forgo oversight of the "project I assigned" to Regina. But in regards to our current and future alien friends, understand I'm not able to spend every night in my quarters.
:DoxySA: While I wouldn’t mind spending more quality time with you, sir, I’m not going to be in my quarters most of the nights either. Though honestly, after today I rather just have a really good night of sleep… and something tells me I won’t have that if I go to your quarters, sir.
:ZentoSA: Probably not, no.
>You might want to have some discussions with Regina too.
…maybe you should ask her if she wants to snuggle a bit tonight… hmm…

>Dr. Vex does have a nice ring to it. Just hope he becomes the ethical kind of doctor or scientist.
:DoxySA: The Vats wouldn’t give him either the mental deficiencies or the childhood required go off the rails immediately… so as long as we keep him on the straight and narrow it wouldn’t be a problem.
>How's Doxy holding up?
:DoxySA: Huh? Why do you ask?
:ZentoSA: Well… seeing what you and Shara went through today…
:DoxySA: Oh, no, we’re fine, really. I’m just super tired, but otherwise I’m fine… though I should find something egg shaped to sleep on…
>Its crazy how many generations you can get with vats right? Like on a ship you can even see the great grandchildren of your crew mingling.
:DoxySA: There’s a reason why it’s only used in emergencies like this, you know. It quickly goes out of control and… well, it gets hard figuring out who’s related to who after a while…
:ZentoSA: …we really need to get some new blood on the ship, don’t we.
:DoxySA: Definitely, sir.
>Insist on the egg. If it's a baby monster egg scavenged from the scuttled remains of the pirates, fine. But you need to know.
:DoxySA: Monster egg? Why would they have some kind of… there isn’t any extra eggs, sir, honest.
You gaze downwards towards her, watching unflinchingly as she start to squirm from the attention.
:DoxySA: I’m t-telling the truth, boss. There are only two eggs the Vats right now!
One of your eyebrows raises a bit and she starts fidgeting even more.
:DoxySA: … … …alright, alright, fine! I admit it, we… um… we needed to do some quick tests before using it on the eggs and… um… you were the only one whose blood was in the system at the time?
:ZentoSA: …you’re cloning me?
:DoxySA: We started the cloning process, sir. I was going to cancel it but… I forgot? It’s… um… still not going to be a person for a few more days so you can always just cancel it yourself?
:ZentoSA: Doxy, please, if you ever feel the urge to clone someone in the future, ask for their permission first.
:DoxySA: …s-sorry, sir…
:ZentoSA: …and I’ll take some time later to consider what I will do with that clone of mine.

>I am actually curious why Eki wanted a drink that would be more suited for scraping stains off of metal then drinking. Maybe we might need some stronger mugs in the future.
:DoxySA: Um… because it’s something she can drink, probably?
:ZentoSA: …I’m not surprised that anyone calling themselves pirates would drink the strongest stuff around.
:DoxySA: I’ll see if I can figure out what they usually use for mugs, sir.
>I guess since Ikekeki helped save Regina, that helped them form a bond of friendship.
:DoxySA: They do seem to get along really well, sir… though Regina seem to get along with everyone, really.
>Warn Doxy about the Raolme’s titles too. She should look into how serious a relationship he wants and why he'd want kids. Preempt spawn custodial conflicts with a prenup!
:DoxySA: …oh yeah, he said he was some kind of prince, didn’t he? I really need to… follow up on that… (and how I can become Princess Doxy) *Giggle*

>Captain can start with Tizli and Doxy can start with her brother since both the siblings are already fairly familiar with them.
:DoxySA: I’ll go check on the boys, sir.
:ZentoSA: While I deal with the ladies, then.
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:SharaSA: -a way to express honor or goodwill. To celebrate our victory!
:TizliSA: …by clinking our glasses together?
:SharaSA: Exactly!
:TizliSA: …but… why?
:SharaSA: …because… um… fucking tradition?
:TizliSA: …well, if it is fucking tradition, I guess I- Oh, hello Captain.
:ZentoSA: Ladies.
:SharaSA: Sir.
:ZentoSA: At ease Shara, no need to salute me now.
:SharaSA: If you say so, sir.

>That's a great topic. Zento, get to it. Ask Tizli about her family.
:TizliSA: My family?
:SharaSA: Oh yeah, I heard that your dork of a brother were like a prince or some shit, right?
:ZentoSA: I do wish to know what kind of guest we’re currently being hosts to, Tizli.
:TizliSA: Tsk… don’t you too get all riled up about that river of scum. It’s just stupid title. My kind is just obsessed with the sludge.
:ZentoSA: Still… I wish to know.
:SharaSA: Titles are fucking cool, sister.
:TizliSA: Fine fine… yeah, I’m a trade princess… which just means I’m related to the Trade Queen of our Trade Clan. I’m 143rd in line, by the way.
:ZentoSA: So we only need to take care of 143 people to make you queen, huh?
:SharaSA: Shara…
:TizliSA: That’s not how it works, sister. You only go down the line if it’s an emergency, and only until the next Queen or King can be elected. Of course, they usually chose someone in the family to take their place… and even if they don’t, the one chosen usually gets adopted into the family first… you know, to keep the Clan in the family, so to speak.
:ZentoSA: …so you’re some kind of elective monarchy?
:TizliSA: What? No, that’s just the Clan. We’re a democracy… but you’ll need to go to our home world and nearby systems to really experience that. Out here, the Clan generally make most of the decisions… though they still follow the Prime Magistrates’ laws, of course.
:ZentoSA: Interesting…
>I'm sure tizili has some questions for the captain seeing what she heard in the hanger.
:TizliSA: EH!? Um… I just… heard something strange… and… err… smelled it and… um… haha… it’s wasn’t anything?
:ZentoSA: Really? You don’t have any questions about it?
:SharaSA: …am I missing something here?
:TizliSA: HAHA! No, it’s nothing! Forget about it… hah… um…
:ZentoSA: Well, if you’re ever curious, you can always ask me, Tizli.

>That goes triple for Shara, as in she'll need three more eggs to personally man her own Sakkilian Cruiser.
Hmm… having her family pilot her ship? That’s an interesting thought… still, would be a tragedy if they were shot down… you really need some new blood, so that morale won’t go through the floor if someone passes away…
>Actually, this may be too soon for Shara. She just laid her egg. It's not like women get stronger and taller as they lay more eggs, do they?
Sadly, they do not get stronger from making eggs, no. And you’re sure she won’t be in the mood right now… of course, you’re not in the mood yourself. You already made one child today and that’s enough, really… you’re a Captain, not some kind of egg making machine after all.
>If Zell isn't up to the task, remind her that you're decent "competition" yourself and you don't mind "losing" ;)
:SharaSA: …did you just tell me to ignore rank and make you my boytoy, Captain?
:TizliSA: Huh? Did I miss something?
:ZentoSA: All I said is to feel free to ask me anytime you feel like it, Shara.
:SharaSA: Pff, asking is weaklings. A proper woman takes what they want… um… if I have consent for it, of course.
:TizliSA: Err… wait… are you talking about what I think you’re talking about?
:SharaSA: Because then I might just drag you back to my den and use you until I’m satisfied whenever I feel like it. I mean, not today, because I’m tired as fuck, but maybe tomorrow?
:TizliSA: By the eternal dark, are you always this forward!? Is this normal!? Are you guys… um… a thing?
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1016338

Meanwhile, from Doxy’s perspective…

:ZellSA: -but the best way is through their stomach. Make them a good meal, really show off that yah can cook.
:TozlanSA: Hmm… but I’m not a very good chef, friend…
:ZellSA: Then just give ‘er some snacks, son. Find out what she likes and synth some up for ‘er. She’ll appreciate it way more than some flowers. Ah’m sure of it.
:TozlanSA: You think so?
:ZellSA: Trust me, lad, Ah ‘now my women like Ah ‘now my planetary lander.
:TozlanSA: Hmm… snacks, you say… you don’t happen to know what the girls like on this ship, friend?
:ZellSA: Ah ‘now that Shara likes the spicy stuff… while Regina is fond of something sweet to suck on… as for Doxy…
:TozlanSA: Err… can we talk about this later?
:ZellSA: Hmm? What’s wrong, boy?
:TozlanSA: Someone else is on their way over.
:DoxySA: Hello there, mind if I join you two?
:ZellSA: Eh? Oh! Oh, not at all, lass. We don’t mind at all, do we, lad?
:TozlanSA: Of course not, friend.

>Doxy, I have the feeling Tozlan have a soft spot for the ladies here.
You have a feeling he’s pent up and frustrated.
>Let’s go with the boyz, ask them how for options on entertainment, maybe sports?
:ZellSA: Kind of ‘ard to catch a game of Scrumball when we’re the in the wrong galaxy lass. Though we really need some new entertainment around ‘ere… watching holo-disks in the crew quarters common room is getting a bit stale, yah ‘ear?
:TozlanSA: This place is way better than being stuck in one of our scumsuckingly small defender class ships. Barely enough room to even enjoy the brine without trampling over someone else’s tail. You don’t know how good you got it, friend.
:ZellSA: Heh, really lad? Ah’ll ‘ave yah ‘now that ah’m a former miner. We ‘ad to share small borrowing pod that barely fitted one for days on end with nothing to do but mine and sleep. You were just lucky if yah weren’t matched with a gal, because otherwise yah pelvis would give out long before yah ever reached the surface, hehe.
:TozlanSA: What.
:DoxySA: We’re not that bad, Zell.
:ZellSA: Heh… trust me, lass…
:TozlanSA: Err… speaking of changing the subject, I do believe we still have a few briny board games in the ship, so if you want something new to do, friend…?
:ZellSA: Hmm, Ah think we ‘ave a deck o’ card lying around ‘ere somewhere as well… though, what we really need is somewhere to play some real scrumball, to get the blood flowing, yah ‘ear?
:TozlanSA: Or a swimming hall. Hey… um… Doxy… if we ever build one, maybe I can show you how to play some pearlcross in it?
:DoxySA: While that does sound super fun, Tozlan, I can’t really swim.
:TozlanSA: …err… really? Maybe… I can try and… teach you?
:ZellSA: None of us can swim, boy. Our bones are too dense or something, so we sink like stones.
:TozlanSA: Is that true?
:ZellSA: We’re from a desert planet. We didn’t evolve to swim, lad.
:TozlanSA: Oh.
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No. 1016339 ID: 094652

Tozlan: Ask where dem built-in emergency floats came from, then.
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No. 1016342 ID: 97c813

> Are you guys… um… a thing?
Not really no. Sakkilian practice polygamy, especially in situations like these, in which population is scarce and you need womanpower. It's not the norm, but it is common enough.

>We didn’t evolve to swim, lad.
Yeah, we even sleep in sand beds.
But maybe we can do something about that in the future. Maybe make like a mud ground or something. With a bit of water and a bit of earth, or sand. I'm sure we can find something for all of us to enjoy.
Like mud fight, that sounds like a great way of exercising.
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No. 1016360 ID: 2aa5f0

>We didn’t evolve to swim, lad.
well when we get around to building the pool we could make it to have adjustable water levels and have it come up to the waste of the lizard folk. Maybe. How deep does the water need to be for pearlcross? Just spitballing ideas.
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No. 1016365 ID: 36784c

>>1016336
>Zento clone
We should mix someone else’s DNA in there, so that it’s not an exact clone of the Captain. It’d be confusing to have 2 people looking exactly alike on board.

And if for some reason the clone decided to take over, all he’d have to do is switch clothes with the real Zento. I’m not saying that it will happen, but there’s a possibility that it could happen, so it’s best we do something to prevent it from happening.

Then again, we could just change the clone’s gender to female. Then she wouldn’t be able to switch places with Zento, since everyone already knows the real Zento is a male.

>>1016337
>By the eternal dark, are you always this forward!?
“Sometimes.”

>Is this normal!?
“Yes.”

>Are you guys…um…a thing?
“Not really.”

>>1016338
>snacks
>as for Doxy…
“I also like having something sweet. Preferably I could go for some ice cream, but I’ll take whatever.”

>none of us can swim
I honestly think it’d be pretty funny if Tozlan says, “Are you sure you can’t swim? Does that mean those aren’t floatation devices on the chests of the females of your species?”
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No. 1016370 ID: 908530

Delete clone.
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No. 1016377 ID: 96c896

Delete the clone. It's going to be really annoying having someone around that looks exactly like the captain but doesn't hold the same rank.
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No. 1016378 ID: 73300b

Yeah, ditch the clone. If anyone else wants a clone of themselves, they're welcome to do so, but let's avoid the confusion of a physical duplicate of the captain.
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No. 1016379 ID: 73300b

>>1016365
> Then again, we could just change the clone’s gender to female.

If this is an option, that'd be fun.
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No. 1016381 ID: c09f5e

>By the eternal dark, are you always this forward!?
"Like I was often told by my fathers, I am my mother's child. Not in philandering, mind you, but in boldness."

>Is this normal!?
"This happens when a group of us find ourselves sharing a living space long term. We call it 'lounging'. A lot of families form this way. Most Sakkil tend to settle down with their longterm partners when they raise their nest. Well, most Sakkil..."

>Are you guys… um… a thing?
"Just an idle fantasy I have. Shara, how about another: Imagine if Doxy were here. Two woman competing over one man. Surely this will not end in a reverse Sakkilian cuddle pile.

Wish to join in, Tizli?"

>as for Doxy…
"Ooo! Veggies and dip! I was wondering where the healthy snacks are. They always lose something when they're rations."

>Maybe… I can try and… teach you?
"Sure, you and I might learn something. I can't wait to figure out doing 'respiratory'." ;)
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No. 1016382 ID: 62d6aa

I think the upsides and downsides of vats is you can get a sakkilian that has a focus on something but you don't know what they like or want to do after an emergency situation. And using vats is like using a nuke, once you use it its hard to stop using it.
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No. 1016383 ID: 094652

>Clone
Keep it on ice. We can use it as a body double to fake the captain's death if the IOD discover our existence.
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No. 1016384 ID: cd354d

>>1016336
Delete the clone. Now. Cloning never ends well.
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No. 1016385 ID: a9af05

>>1016377
>>1016378
>>1016384
I agree with these.
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No. 1016401 ID: bc15b4

>>1016384
Can we change the clone sex?
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No. 1016402 ID: 62d6aa

Yes a female clone of the captain that is even taller would be nice.
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No. 1016407 ID: 9b31bc

>>1016338
A female clone could be interesting. If not, then keep it on ice. If nothing else, having a backup for preservation of genetic diversity is really worth consideration at this point.
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No. 1016418 ID: 97c813

There can only be one capitan. No clone.
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No. 1016421 ID: 62d6aa

If we get a research lab can we do genetic modification like strength and butts that that are more bouncy and get one of those dragonball glass pods to change in?
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No. 1016422 ID: 62d6aa

If we do get futa clone it should be tana.
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