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120117 No. 120117 ID: cf24af

Originally I thought it'd probably be the case that if people wanted to ask questions they'd have the Asteroidquest discussion thread or my general questdis thread to ask.

Then I realised like a dolt I forgot to put my name on the OP and I've now introduced enough elements that are absolutely in no way related to the Asteroidverse canon that it feels like I should head this off at the pass.

So, feel free to ask questions about anything in this quest. If you are lost and don't recognise something then don't worry, I estimate it is incredibly unlikely anyone is going to recognise everything here. I AM HERE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL EXPOSITION FOR YOU
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No. 122889 ID: 074011

>>122666
Is that a compliment? I feel that a Shakespearean first-draft script run through autocorrect then googl translated across 5 different languages and narrated by the thickest accent you can find would be more coherent than Lost, but your reply was 666, so Lost must be true.

Truth's Knife is going to sacrifice itself to destroy Imperium. Unless it is imperium, but that would be a hassle. How to save Truth's Knife?
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No. 122890 ID: ba56e6

>>122889
Break time.
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No. 122991 ID: 12b116

Are we in fishverse?
Are the Kiter from Fishverse?
Has this universe been taken over by them?
Do I need to ask this sort of thing in the quest to get something of an answer?
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No. 122993 ID: 05ff2f

>>122991
I think we're currently in a third universe (Kiter-verse) with crossovers from Asteroid-verse and Fish-verse.
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No. 122996 ID: b1b4f3

>>122889
>going to sacrifice itself
No, it's already dead. The bit that's left in Sisirri's head is incomplete. Just enough to protect her from whatever mind-switch Imperium left.
Or maybe that part was just a dream. Wishful thinking on the part of Sisirri's subconscious.
>to destroy Imperium
I don't know where you got the impression THAT was going to happen from Truth's Knife doing what it did.
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No. 122997 ID: 3abd97

>>122991
>>122993
It's a Fish-Asteroid crossover, yeah.

Feb 19 12:07:57 <Cirr>but yeah the general topography of this quest is Feb 19 12:08:36 <Cirr>asteroidverse galaxy (milky way) --- salikai quest galaxy with kiter empire (maybe another dimension entirely???) --- fishverse galaxy (unnamed superculture galaxy)

In-quest, the exact location of the planet we're isn't something we know for certain, but the Fish-alien team found evidence we're not in the superculture's home galaxy (see >>/questarch/866448 ). Sisirri also assumes she's not in her home galaxy, but she hasn't done any astronomy to confirm this yet.
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No. 123030 ID: ffede5
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123030

I wonder

did that one layabout we found in the pod and assigned to guard duty make it to safety?
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No. 123031 ID: ba56e6
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123031

>>123030
Personally I thought of this when I saw that face.
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No. 123208 ID: a8b0c6
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123208

If Sissirri wore pants would it be like this or like that?
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No. 123214 ID: ad51b8

>>123208
so this is what happens when someone convinces lackey to start wearing clothes, he becomes convinced that everyone needs to start wearing some and starts coming up with ideas for all the nude aliens on base. This was him asking for an opinion on saliaki clothes final design.
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No. 123219 ID: 05ff2f

>>123208
Thinking seriously on this, since all the bits that would need to be covered would be at the "bulb" end of her, it'd be the lower option, except cut back to only the last pair of legs.
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No. 123220 ID: 3abd97

>>123208
The top one looks more like pajamas or a snuggie to me.
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No. 123223 ID: a363ac

>>123208
gonna go with 2 here. need to keep the meaty parts warm more then the leggy parts
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No. 124442 ID: 094652

At this point, the story could have veered off in a whole different direction. Fiddle with the gate a little and it could be used as a bisecting weapon. But we're not going to do that.

So how will the gate work? One-time only deal, or can it save coordinate velocities so the portal can be re-opened at specific areas? Or is there only enough PWR in the base to maintain the portal for like five minutes?
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No. 124452 ID: 7fad5d

>>124442
I suspect we'll have to find out the hard way.
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No. 124508 ID: ba56e6

>>124442
We'd probably need a key that isn't compromised by Imperium-tech first.
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No. 126909 ID: 221205

hi so I fucked up the number of legs a salikai has in the art a lot
For some reason I remembered them having ten legs when it's closer to ten pairs, and also I seem to be drawing said legs about twice the length they show up in Lago art
so if the leg number and style abruptly changes this is why
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No. 126912 ID: d18b05

It honestly didn't register. Don't stress too much!
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No. 127943 ID: 8eaf98

so I thought of something that while it may not be pleasent may stave off starvation, the healing gel seems real good at fixing whatever ails ya, and malnutrition seems to fit the bill of an ailment.
Alternatively, this gel seems to be renewable and my understanding is it works, at least in part, by providing nutrients to relevant affected areas of the body, thus it has the required nutrients to sustain someone should it be consumable.
Also, did we try farming the fruits, if so how did that go?
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No. 127947 ID: ad51b8

>>127943
honestly one thing I'm hoping for is that their is something in the basement where saliaki's boyfriend was trapped that can help us make food. I mean I remember one part when we first learned he was down their that his minions where trapped down their as well and seem to have set up some way to gather food for themselves to live down their so I'm hoping that we can find something like they did and give the base some food.
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No. 127949 ID: 91ee5f

>>127947
What if those guys are the reason that we’re out of food?

I assume that they’re the reason some of the arkots have gone missing, most likely to be butchered and eaten. And the food that’s gone missing and causing the arkots to start fighting each other could’ve also been stolen by them.
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No. 127951 ID: df5c09

>>127949
I highly doubt even one of that tribe coulda gotten up top without being noticed and either offed and hauled off a arkot or two with no trace or raided the fruit bin in the middle of Arkot Central unseen.

However, whether they could pull that off or not, they still would have had to have a food source for the time after they arrived and before Sisirri or the Superculture science team arrived. It could be down in the depths of the complex or raiding the surface from another exit or who knows what. Thus, it deserves further investigation to find out just how have they been feeding themselves all this time.

Also, there's the related question of where that group has been getting fresh water from. They'd need that as much as food to live down there as long as they have. We probably won't be needing water any time soon given how much it's been raining on the surface, but I'd still want to know where they've been getting their water in case we end up stuck in the complex depths for any length of time.
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No. 127954 ID: df5c09

>>127947
>>127951
I reread the update in thread 1 where the 'tribe' of Kitsiksu's servitor species first appeared (>>/questarch/870561) and it's written right in there that they tend a hydroponic garden which is presumably where they get their food from. So that most likely answers that question. Doesn't rule out the possibility they're getting additional food from elsewhere, but for now that is just speculation.

However, this doesn't answer where they're getting the fertilizer and other nutrients needed to keep the hydroponics growing the plants, nor where they're getting their fresh water from. Both those would be worth finding out, since if they turn out to be plentiful then the hydroponics can be scaled up.

Also, the plants they're growing in the hydroponics beds are probably ones engineered by Kitsiksu and likely better than wild or normally domesticated varieties. Maybe they grow faster or have better nutrition. Thus, getting some seeds from 'em would make sense.
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No. 128479 ID: 2cc14c

So. Anomaly's in the graveyard. Does this mean that the events in it should be disavowed and disregarded?
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No. 128482 ID: ad51b8

>>128479
nah, Cirr has a habit where he'll drop a quest for a few months then come back to it later or start a new quest then come back to it.
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No. 128759 ID: 5ba090

This is a good quest.
I have a question though. There's this tv show called 'Prisoner Zero', which is about a bunch of space-traveling rebels trying to fight an oppressive galactic empire.
The empire is called Imperium, and is ruled by what appears to be a shadowy council that not much is revealed about, but they only talk to their subjects through digital means. They are strongly associated through with the colour red, and they control the empire through use of something called the Bioweave, which is a kind of psychic network that is implanted into all the empire's citizens and enables control of their minds.
Was Salikai inspired by this show at all, or is this just an interesting coincidence? Here's a short clip of the show btw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj7ruGtBPOk
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No. 128837 ID: d88fe2

Well I can quite safely say I've never heard of this show, but I can also safely say not a whole lot of ideas I use in my works are ever original so that kind of tracks.
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No. 128842 ID: 094652

Wow so drama :Doge:

But seriously, what is going through Lackey's mind right now? That was just plain sadistic.
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No. 128843 ID: b1b4f3

Well we DID see during Lackey's intermission that he's vulnerable to extreme mood swings, irrational behavior, and inner turmoil.
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No. 128846 ID: 8eaf98

I think these are more issues of training. these seem like some of the behavior I imagine you would want out of cookie cutter soldiers. when questioned gives straight accurate answers, when not questioned shuts up and does as told. I do not think sustained 'in charge of self' was ever supposed to be part of operating parameters, and as such, the system is just doing the best it can to adapt.
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No. 128851 ID: 2cc14c

What you've gotta remember is that Lackey is basically a baby. A baby crammed with memories of soldiers and tacticians, none of which has likely ever had to earn the respect of the troops under them. Or use any social skills at all, for that matter. Jakar in that unsecure comm with the stran was just as robotic as you'd expect from such an "upbringing", and the antipathy of the Kiter leadership towards each other may be a symptom of this.
Though I gotta say, from what little we've seen, Gol seems notably incompetent.
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No. 129305 ID: 2202fb

You know, Eka might be very malleable right now, rather than truly going rogue. The reason she doesn't feel like a neumono (which may be quite literal) may be because she spent too much time with Lackey. She hasn't spent enough time with Lekka and her empathy is simply conforming to those she feels closest to.

--

Alternatively, altering neumonos' empathy to coincide with his own may be one of Lackey's latent abilities, allowing him to gain allies highly unlikely to betray him. Tactically speaking, it would be a huge advantage if you could toss one guy into an enemy force and turn them all into allies.

--

I was thinking about Lackey's parting words. He may be hinting at Kitsiksu's fungal system being a vulnerability. Shit would go really really bad if Voidsong somehow "hacks" the system and uses Kitsiksu like a puppet. The system should probably be fully removed and a new one installed, just like Sissiri's implant.
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No. 129312 ID: 0fae41

>>129305
I don't think it makes Kitsuksu any more or less vulnerable to infiltration than any other member of the team already is - in fact, it may be so basic its protocols cannot be overridden. Avenues of infiltration thus far have been more technological - though I'm not sure it was even the tech side of Ekasarra that was being hacked.
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No. 129314 ID: 8eaf98

>>129312
Actually I would go with the Kiter being primarily biological in their vectors, but having encountered tech so much in opposition that their bio can create signals that hack it directly.
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No. 129315 ID: 2202fb

>>129314
I think it was said earlier on that it is both. There are different kiter sections and one of them is bioengineering. That is the only one we have come across so far, however.
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No. 129321 ID: 9a17c4

>>129315
>There are different kiter sections
Yep, 1045 said as much. >>/questarch/883488
>Many are assembled in bulk to serve a specific function

You know, we haven't made a list of kiter types and specialties. Allow me to fix that.

Known non-stran kiter:
Carax: Soldier, best guess is footman equivalent, appear to use biotech rifles attached to their bodies, (>>/questarch/864387), reason for attachment to body unknown, purpose of fungal growths unknown
Ess: Soldier, best guess is tank/heavy support equivalent
Neno fi: Tech specialist, biotechnology and paraspace
Neburi: Tech specialist & field support, electronic warfare and possibly non-biological tech
Blaukesch: Unknown, only known individual has title of coordinator, possibly strategy, as well as physical and paraspacial logistics
??? (Unsure if blaukesch): First kiter seen (>>/questarch/862575), was also in the group targeting the arkots with some carax and neburi (>>/questarch/864387), possibly scouts, have some electronic warfare capability.
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No. 129322 ID: 9a17c4

>>129315
>There are different kiter sections
Yep, 1045 said as much. >>/questarch/883488
>Many are assembled in bulk to serve a specific function

You know, we haven't made a list of kiter types and specialties. Allow me to fix that.

Known non-stran kiter:
Carax: Soldier, best guess is footman equivalent, appear to use biotech rifles attached to their bodies, (>>/questarch/864387), reason for attachment to body unknown, purpose of fungal growths unknown
Ess: Soldier, best guess is tank/heavy support equivalent
Neno fi: Tech specialist, biotechnology and paraspace
Neburi: Tech specialist & field support, electronic warfare and possibly non-biological tech
Blaukesch: Unknown, only known individual has title of coordinator, possibly strategy, as well as physical and paraspacial logistics
??? (Unsure if blaukesch): First kiter seen (>>/questarch/862575), was also in the group targeting the arkots with some carax and neburi (>>/questarch/864387), possibly scouts, have some electronic warfare capability.
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No. 129508 ID: 1231f6

>>129321
Got a possible name for that last one from >>/questarch/865209
>AND ONE HUNDRED ECOG
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No. 131385 ID: 77c3b1

>>948796
So... Did you just leave the Kiter Carax and the possibly-Kiter moth outside for now?
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No. 131386 ID: 77c3b1

>>131385
Shoot, was supposed to post that in thread 3. PLEASE DISREGARD!
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No. 131411 ID: b3b0e2

Time to dissect!
>>/questarch/949266
>a reckoning had followed our ancestors to this world
So the Khepallii peshgiene showed up from space to colonize (reason unknown), likely set up shop on the landmass with the domes...
>Rather than treat the zizene itudak and ningkiene zalak as primitive natives to exploit...establishing permanent trading posts became less and less of a priority as they learned from the natives
...set up trade posts where they didn't settle, some went native...
>Things would change when news of the significance of the ruins reached Khepalliion and expeditions began.
...Khepallii saw value in ruins (probably from the tech used by "The Warning"), so sought to study them, sent forces to secure...
>Raids and skirmishes of both sides began...Things may have only escalated from there until the Tirannan were but another heathen movement consigned to history
...hostilites broke out (the use of "heathen" is odd, are the Khepallii theocratic?)...
>The first contact with the Kiter began as a scouring of Korai, the once capital city of Khepalliion
...Kiter arrive, attack Khepallii capital (unknown if global capital or galactic capital).

So, that should be a rough overview from Khepallii peshgiene arrival to Kiter arrival.
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No. 131675 ID: 422cea

Today I learned genital slits are considered the same thing as clothing in paraspace. Or I have horribly, horribly, misinterpreted what Lackey meant.
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No. 133826 ID: ed202d

>>120237
update: have now seen parts 1-5 of jojos anime, please god don't let me take that picture I drew two and a half years ago and make an unrelated spinoff alternate universe quest where stands are a thing, because that would be really really dumb and stupid
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No. 133827 ID: 2aa5f0

>>133826
what was the picture you're talking about in this case if you don't mind me asking?
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No. 133828 ID: ba56e6

>>133827
The one in the post he linked, I think.
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No. 133829 ID: 2aa5f0

>>133828
I... I don't know how I missed that. I think I need to wake up more before going online.
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No. 134485 ID: 16d082
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134485

>Cirr watches JoJo
>becomes gay
LIKE CLOCKWORK
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No. 134497 ID: e2f5cc

>>134485
Cockwork*
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No. 134636 ID: a979d8

I mean I’ve been some form of bi for like ten-ish years now, that it took this long for anyone to notice feels like a failing on my behalf
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No. 134641 ID: 864e49

>>134636
Be more gay, Do moar crimes.
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