If Scummers Ruled the Galaxy... [Stellaris Lets-play]

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Post Post #250  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:01 am

In post 249, Annadog40 wrote:Axis in the name is always the bad guys

What shall be done to this heretic?
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Post Post #251  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:31 am

Should i make the SIA force the Axis to assault the others to spread democracy through ideological wars? Or should we be the good guys we definitely, totally are.

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Post Post #252  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:37 am

assault the others!
Once you have 100 posts, click here to go to the page to join the speakeasy group.

Also all of my limbs fell off, I must of tripped oh no, hope I don't fall in a bowl of boiling water, then I would drown.

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Post Post #253  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:13 am

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Preparations (& The Snail Duder Revolution)
2454-02-25


The Drudean Enforcers were making rapid progress and had conquered a system containing a natural wormhole, granting them to the relative-South of the galaxy. Although not important for us this could be bothersome to the Mafia-451 and the Dread. It wouldn't be long until a member of the Celestial Axis would be drawn into the fray, and we were making the necessary preparations to take on these ancients in all out war if need be. Work was started on an impregnable fortress which would house all our highest military officials as well as the necessary infrastructure for a galaxy wide military comms-system. We would be able to efficiently coordinate all our efforts here, increasing the efficiency of our fleets and armies. As off now only the hull was completed, but given time the rest would follow...

Spoiler: Strategic Coordination Center
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The crust of Speakeasy was also converted into a giant supercomputer capable of calculating the most efficient paths of movement and projectile trajectories in real-time through a system of faster-than-light galactic relays. As well as this it further increased our research capabilities, which was somewhat unnecessary with the Matrioshka Brain providing us with more power than we could currently utilise.

Spoiler: Planetary Computer
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Our Peace Planet had also been completed, its ion-drives firing up and lurching the entire celestial body out of its orbit. We had equipped it with an enormous laser beam which we simply named the "Omega Eraser Beam" capable of annihilating even the most reinforced ships and most powerful of shields. As long as our fleets were accompanied by this machine of war there would be no stopping us, we could guarantee the saftey of allies whilst threatening annihilation upon those that sought to destroy us.

Spoiler: Peace Planet
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One might think that was enough, but the Assembly didn't. The Peace Planet could only defend one area of the galaxy at a time. There would be instances we would have to strike the industrial heart of an opponent to neutralise their war-machine and thus eliminate a threat without the need for unnecessary loss of life. For that we had begun construction of a Dyson Beam, a weapon funnelling the power of a star and concentrating the energy into a single ray capable of sheer devastation. To make sure the beam only hit the intended target converted construction ships (fully autonomous without crew) would be sent on suicide mission to their targets. They would open a rift through which the ray would traverse the galaxy. It's a terrifying amount of power to wield, but we must do what must be done to protect liberty.

Spoiler: Stage 1
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We were not the only ones trying to make advances. The Correct Path had become the second most powerful civilisation ignoring the fallen and awakened empires. They had constructed a giant research facility to boost their efforts, trying to catch up with the progress made as a result of the Matiroshka Brain. It was nowhere near as powerful as our brain but it would allow them to accelerate their research significantly.

Spoiler: Utopic Research
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As well as this there were a few developments on the galactic stage. The Scummer Moderation Collective had chosen to betray those of the Mt'd Kingdom. They had started to intergrate them into their Hive Mind which would strip each Mt'd Kingdom resident of free will, turning them into a drone of the Collective. The Mt'd had no choice but to allow it to happen, resistance would simply result in the destruction of their peoples.
Storm-Z and Mafia Universe had finally also made peace, netting the Council of Storm-Z a fair portion of territory. Mafia Universe also made peace with the Nameless who had essentially shattered an era of prosperity for the M'u.

Spoiler: Peace and Betrayal
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Spoiler: Galactic Map of the Region
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Our diplomats also noted a strange development in the territories of the Mafia-451, for it seemed they had lost control over their capital system as well as their planet. The star Dumpster Fire and the capital world Mafia-451 had been seized by an uprising of Snail Duders which had somehow managed to free themselves of their Cybernetic enslavement. They had declared independence and the U'i Enlightened Kingdom was aiding their cause as a neighbour and former Mafia-451 captive. The two civilisations shared absolutely no ideological or political ground, yet they stood together for the greater good and their right to self-determination. The Scummers of the Assembly (of which there are now over a trillion of!) watched the events unfold in the media and stood in solidarity for those fighting for freedom.

Spoiler: Vive la Revolution
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Finally we were lucky enough to witness a supernova up close. We had an outpost orbiting a star is the flip side to it, an outpost that is most definitely no more. Those manning it were evacuated in time however so no lives were lost, instead we could watch from a safe distance in awe.

Spoiler: Big Boom
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Post Post #254  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:24 am

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Post Post #255  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:51 am

With all these crazy weapons, I think I'm happy to have gone into the black hole back whenever that was
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Post Post #256  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:49 am

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The Beginning of the End
2463-03-10


The Snail Duders that had recently declared independence and had resisted the onslaught of the Mafia-451 had finally gotten round to the creation of a constitution. They left behind their militant interventionist ideals, instead adopting a pacifist stance on these matters. Nothing good could ever come from conflict they believed, only strife and the inevitable destruction of all things valuable in life...

The Assembly, to be quite frank, did not have this stance right now...

Spoiler: Snail Ghandis
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The Compact of the Snuggly Ducks, represented by president Bu'S va'Bir, called a Celestial Axis federal meeting. The heads of the other 3 member states then gathered with him: president Papa Zito of the Scummer Interplanetary Assembly, presiding speaker Cireas of the Postie People's Union, and chairman Bunram Hjolmir of the Urist Commerce League. The Snuggly Ducks wanted to discuss matters of war. The Moderation Collective had recently finished integrating the Mt'd into their nation, stripping the last vestiges or free will from the populace as they became drones of the hive. Their military alliance with the Correct Path was also causing notable concern. The Druthean Enforcers were a major concern and the Ducks simply didn't believe we could fight them should the Collective and the Path stand in our way. We best cripple them, together, now.

The Ducks naturally voted in favour, calling the counsel. The Urist Commerce League did likewise, neighbouring both of these threats to their sovereignty. The Postie's saw no reason to veto the vote, and thus the decision fell to us. The Assembly voted in favour. We should strike first, and then prepare ourselves from the real war yet to come. The Celestial Axis was going to war.

Spoiler: Federal War-Council
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With war now upon us work on the Strategic Coordination Center was rapidly accelerated. Within two years we had developed an even more powerful comms-system as well as a virtual reality training ground which allowed us to fine-tune all our plans in simulated assaults and defences. It was a marvel of modern science. Our ring world complex had also completed its third ring in the same system as the SCC. Should the worst befall our peoples we would hold out in this system until the bitter end. 2 trillion Scummers could live upon the 18 habitats we had created, enough to house our entire populace and future generations.

Spoiler: The Scummer Bastion
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The Druthean Enforcers also put an end to a number of the conflicts they had started shortly after our federal war declaration. The Council of Storm-Z was forced into surrender, as as such had to hand over their sovereignty to the Enforcers. The same fate befell those of the Nameless McMenno Host, whose fleets and armies were not enough to retain sovereignty despite their prior status as a regional superpower and threat.

Spoiler: The Druthean Growth
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The next victim they laid their sights upon was Mafia Universe. The M'u neighboured both Storm-Z and the Nameless and as such would be forced into war against them. Those two combined with the Enforcer fleets spelled doom for the M'u, and we predicted it was only a matter of time before the fell under the control of the awakened empire.

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Meanwhile two of our fleets (the almighty Centurion fleet was left behind to guard our territories) were sent to Moderation Collective lands along with the Federal fleet which we commanded. The Urist Commerce league aided us by attacking the Collective from the other front. It was up to the Snuggly Duck's to keep those of the Correct Path at bay.

The Collective however was not prepared for our secret weapon...

...the Peace Planet.

Spoiler: Glorious Peace
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This planetoid war machine rained destruction upon all skittle defences as well as fleets. They could not touch it, and as such we made rapid advances throughout their territories. Our armies of genetically enhanced Scummers were deployed to seize control of any planets left unguarded as the push proceeded. Bloody battles were fought upon these planets costing the lives of millions of Scummers as well as Moderator drones, which to our shock indeed included Mt'd drones. At times planetary bombardments were necessary to weaken particular military bastions. These came at a cost however: civilian life. This was unavoidable, and the drones have no free will or emotion anyway.

Spoiler: Guns of Icarus
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The Moderation Collective inevitably fell, leaving only the Correct Path. Utilising a natural wormhole within the Collective's occupied territory the Peace Planet was warped into the heart of their lands where it single-handedly took on their main fleet. Unlike any other battle this one left the Peace Planet actually damaged. Their guns eventually overwhelmed the gargantuan shields and were now striking upon the plated armour of the planet. No weaponry or systems were damaged however, and eventually the Correct Path's core fleet was reduced to a singular Titan-class vessel which in a suicide run fired up its engines to attempt to collide with the Peace Planet, all the while firing its Taychon laser.

Spoiler: Final Gambit
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It was an admirable choice to make... it failed however. The ship was solo-fired upon with the Omega Eraser Beam. Nothing of the ship remained.

The bloc shortly afterwards surrendered, and signed over half their territories and planets to Axis' members' control. Roughly 57 million had died within the span of 4 years, not counting the deceased drones of the Collective. But the threat to our galaxy had successfully been neutralised. Now all we had to do was prepare for the bigger war to come...

Spoiler: Galactic Map
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Post Post #257  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:04 am

Woo!
After a (presumably) somewhat violent revolution, and being invaded in the first place so long ago by terrifying killer machines and mostly genocided, the shift away from a strong military is a bit unexpected!

Also oh god what have we scummers become. I'm for freedom as much as the next person but maybe we needed the mods after all, if they were the only thing keeping ourselves from going off the deep end...
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Post Post #258  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:07 am

It's us or them.

Right?
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Post Post #259  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:17 am

Prepare yourselves, meatbags

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Post Post #260  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:19 am

Discourse is fleeting, but junk mail is forever.

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Post Post #261  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:21 am

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Flowers, Robots, and War
2463-03-10


As the first colonists arrived upon the habitats of our latest ring world it was swiftly discovered that the flora upon Thinis was unique. All biological life upon our habitats was taken from other Scummer planets, it had then be cultivated in an optimal environment before transferral to the habitat. It seems a particular strain of flower prone to rapid mutation was transferred to this particular habitat, releasing immense amounts of pollen of astonishing chemical complexity. At first glance our researchers deemed the pollen harmless, if not unfortunate for those with hay fever.

Spoiler: Flowers in Space
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As the colonists settled down researchers started noting subtle effects of the pollen upon biological beings. The chemical structure of the pollen triggered our pheromone sensors causing a barely perceptible high within Scummers. The colonists over time became more lax and happy, but productivity took a sharp decline. Extra measures were put in place for the inhabitants of Thinis, allowing them more time amongst flora whilst making sure the absolute minimally acceptable amount of work got done. The colonists seemed to have developed a need for the flower.

Spoiler: Flower Power
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Further studies showed that inhabitants of Thinis were significantly less inclined to leave the planet and move elsewhere, but this couldn't be attributed to enjoyment or addiction. Things proceedingly also got worse when the administration also fell to the pollen, forcing us to send in a temporary team of synthetics to manage the habitat. How this will progress... who knows?

Spoiler: Do Vegetables Kids
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Speaking of synthetics... an uprising was now taking place within the Urist Commerce League. The synthetic life-forms felt discriminated against within society and had seized control of numerous planets within a region they were densely concentrated. The uprising hadn't been expected and numerous ships also fell into the hands of the synths.

Spoiler: Machine Uprising
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The federal fleet was sent into aid the Commerce League, but no further support would be provided by the Scummers who had wholly integrated synthetic lifeforms into their society as equals. This was their own doing.

Spoiler: Man vs Machine
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On the galactic scale there were once more a number of developments. A group of Mt'd drones had managed to resist the psionic link connecting them to the hive, but had secretly obeyed all orders until they were given an opportunity to strike back and avenge their own. Their time had come, and they had seized control of a planet as well as severing the link to all the other Mt'd there. All Skittle drones were massacred in a bloody genocide, but independence was their's once more.

Spoiler: Imperial Mt'd Dominions
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The cooperation between the Enlightened Kingdom of Aistars and the Snail Duder Empire had also broken down. The U'i had declared war on their former ally, an unfortunate turn of events the Assembly deems.

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Furthermore the M'u were forced to surrender their authority to the Druthean Enforcers, furthering expanding the influence of the awakened empire and thus making them our direct neighbour. This didn't seem to please the Mbuyan Watchers, who for the first time in millennia had opened up their shipyards and forges. They were awakening themselves, jump-started by the sudden expansion of their ancient rival. The now Mbuyan Arbitrators wished to protect all life in the galaxy, and warned all that if they resisted to cooperation they would be forcibly annexed.

Spoiler: Second Awakening
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Finally, work had finished on the second part of our Dyson Beam under construction in the Vaitral star-system. All that was now needed was the construction of the focussing arrays. Once that was complete we could load up the giant weapon, ready to fire if ever need be.

Spoiler: Dyson Beam
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Post Post #262  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 am

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Post Post #263  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:54 pm

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