We're gonna try something new today, /tg/. This is Splinter Fleet Quest. After the rout at Ichar IV, many badly injured Tyranid Hive Ships of Hive Fleet Kraken were scattered throughout Ultima Segmentum. We are one of them.
Status: Carapace badly compromised by thermal-based prey weapons. Homeostasis functioning poorly - many organisms in uteri will not survive the coming hours. Endosymbiotic triage is prioritizing the Norn Queen and a small selection of synapse creatures. Nutrient reserves low due to our ablative ice and fat layers being destroyed in the orbital battle, as well as external haemorrhaging. Regeneration factor is therefore less than optimal. Gestation of new offspring is almost out of the question.
Current Brood: One injured Ramsmiter Kraken. Four immature droneships, prepared to undergo metamorphosis into the following: stalker drones (combat-based), vanguard drones (scouting/prey-world seeding), narvhal drone (FTL facilitator, minimum one will be required).
Biological Imperative: Seek lightly defended prey-world, consume with remaining forces, use biomass to facilitate regeneration and spawning of new spaceborne organisms to protect the Hive Ship.
we seem to already have one
make the jump to cleaner pastures. if we aren't healed enough to do that, we could probably go rummage around on planetoids while we regenerate
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks liek we need to morph our droneships first.
I'd recommend making 1 a Narvhal, 2 of them into Vanguard Drones, and 1 into a Stalker Drone. Then we can use the Narvhal to see what star systems we can jump too.
Are these ships based on the BFG ship catalogue for the Tyranids?
Can we move under sublight speeds to the Oort Cloud of whatever system we're in now and take some resources?
Synaptic gestalt has determined the following courses of action as most viable: Firstly, we may attempt to return to the orbital battlefield, make a stealthy approach and cannibalize the drifting carcass of one of our dead brood-cousin ships. High risk, high reward - will allow faster regeneration and production of new organisms before we attempt an invasion. If we are caught, we will have a difficult time defending ourselves, and burn vital nutrient reserves in combat and/or escape.
Alternatively, we cut our losses and enter hibernation now, while we send out our droneships to find potential prey-worlds. The more vanguard drones we morph, the more potential worlds we can scout. However, we will have less combat ready drones to help us during the attack, if any of these worlds turns out to have naval defenses.
Remember, we need at least one narvhal drone (potentially more if we choose to go back to the battlefield, since it must accompany us due to our limited synapse range and could be killed in battle). That means we have 3 drones to divide between vanguard, combat, and back-up narvhal morphologies.
>Can we move under sublight speeds to the Oort Cloud of whatever system we're in now and take some resources?
We are currently in deep space just off the edge of the Ichar system after escaping using a gravity fling. It is possible to make a stealthy approach back into the system, but we will not be able to obtain many resources from the Oort cloud.
So we are in the Ichar system?
Let's morph our ships first.
>I'd recommend making 1 a Narvhal, 2 of them into Vanguard Drones, and 1 into a Stalker Drone. Then we can use the Narvhal to see what star systems we can jump too.
Okay, we have one vote for:
2 Vanguard Drones
1 Stalker Drone
Since our course of action will be determined by Hive Mind deliberation, it will be entirely based on majority-rules rather than random dice-rolling. If we get additional support for this course of action we will continue.
>Are these ships based on the BFG ship catalogue for the Tyranids?
Loosely. Some of them are from current BFG, while others mentioned will be from older fluff sources, adapted and modernized for purposes of this quest. In all cases I will roughly outline the roles and capabilities of our forces when relevant.
Very well. Droneship metamorphosis underway.
Once completed, our narvhal begins performing gravimetric sensory behaviour.
There seem to be 4 systems within viable travel distance.
A - Contains a warm sun, moderate in size, several planetoids in tow but no large planets. Strange interference, unknown cause.
B - Contains a small, cold sun, less likely to have abundant biomass. Several large planets, possibly gas giants. They seem to have moons. These might be worth checking, but will take the droneships longer to scout.
C - A binary system, two massive suns and many planets. At least one artificial orbital object of notable size. Definitely settled by prey-things, likely fortified.
D - The most distant system. Travelling this far will be taxing. Otherwise similar to system A but without the interference.
Finally, we may still contemplate returning to the Ichar system to cannibalize a dead bio-ship.
D - The most distant system. Travelling this far will be taxing. Otherwise similar to system A but without the interference.
Taxing yes, but our best chance at a lightly guarded and well feeding world or 3.
Very well, narvhal launching the first vanguard drone to system D. Remember that if the narvhal does not accompany it, this is a one-way trip. We will have to go to this system if we want to retrieve the drone.
We have one vanguard drone remaining.
The synapse network has spoken.
The second vanguard drone will be sent to the Cold System.
Entering hibernation whilst we await the psychic beacons of the drones, but before we do that, let's manage one more issue.
Resources are running low enough that we cannot support a large diversity of complex synapse strains. Choose one of the following to be cannibalized so that we may continue to preserve the other two strains:
Hive Tyrants, Tervigons, Trygon Primes.
Psychic beacon received. The droneship in System D has seeded a world with vanguard organisms and they have found an abundant death world. No organized resistance, but plenty of dangerous prey-creatures - it will not be a pushover, but victory is inevitable if we are careful and are not interrupted by a sentient race.
The droneship in the interference system has found two planets - an ocean world, potentially containing useful biomass, and a corrupted world, overrun with "immaterial organisms" - competing predators, not digestible.
I would recommend cannibalizing Hive Tyrants. We are in a weak state, and will need to undergo new tactics involving running and hiding from powerful prey. With Trygon Primes and Tervigons, we can leave them on a world to begin to hunt or prepare the groundwork for a battle, while allowing our ships to leave and either pursue other worlds and biomass or lead enemy fleets away.
It should also be noted that, while Hive Tyrants are potent Synapse beasts, they will need large amounts of support while Tervigons and Trygon Primes will need less support once on planet.
Two votes to cannibalize Trygon Primes.
One vote to cannibalize Tyrants, well-reasoned. The Norn Queen supports this valuabe insight, and therefore it is worth 2 votes.
Head to D. Trygon are useless there as they have no earthworks to bury under and we can infect and exterminate them there with bacetieria and our superior creatures. Hive tyrants would lead the swarm more quickly and effectively and Tervingons can help us maintain ship defense in case of attack. (what they are fluffed to be)
I am the voice here>>38687351
we agree with this choice of action. the mighty hive tyrant, fearsomme as he is, excels at leading massed forces of lesser spawn. forces that we do not currently posses. the trygon prime will serve well for hit and run attacks.
Only if we encounter enemy forces on the ground. D has no forces to bury under and is full of biomass we msut quickly gather to survive. Having tyrants would be a boon and lead to faster turn around times.
2 votes to cannibalize Trygon Primes, 3 for Hive Tyrants. Tentatively beginning re-absorption of the weaker Tyrants until a more conclusive decision is reached.
One vote for the deathworld in System D.
Alternatives suggested by the gestalt: Wait longer for more detailed information to come back from the scouting drones. It will, however, mean we are slightly weaker when we arrive.
we argue that the superior mobility of the trygon prime makes him the faster, and more efficient, predator, which will speed up the assimilation of the prey world faster than a single tyrant stomping about.
I will voice more support for heading to the Deathworld. It appears to be the safest to visit, and while there is a risk that we will be discovered mid feeding, World A with rival predators is much more dangerous to our continued survival.
We'd have more than one hive tyrant on the field. We have an Entire Strain of them. Trygons are fast yes, but leave our forces completely leaderless. If we have anyone interfere at all we will take massive casualties.
Move to deathworld in System D; we will be facing a struggle wherever we arrive, and it is in our interest to arrive in force. System D has the least chances of organized resistance.
Voting to cannibalize hive tyrants, should we be interrupted by superior prey forces Trygon tunnels and attacks give us the best chance of evasion and ambush.
Reminder, these are Trygon Primes, the synaptic sub-genus.
The gestalt has spoken. We will invade the Deathworld. Inciting the narvhal to make preparations for gravitic tunneling.
these are trygon primes. they are adapted to lead their lesser brethren in combat, and relay our synapse. unless we encounter -large- scale resistance the trygon prime can manage our forces acceptably. with the added benefit of his mobility. when the time comes for full scale war, more tyrants can be grown.
The Splinter Fleet has made its arrival at the system outskirts. Nutrient reserves extremely low due to the taxing distance of the journey. We will need to cannibalize something else in order to have enough ground forces to overrun the prey-world in a suitable time frame. We have three potential drones and a larger kraken ship. Once the world has been consumed, new ships can be regrown, so nothing is out of the question including the narvhal.
are we certain no organised resistance exists on the prey-world? if so then we are all for investing all resources to make this assimilation swift. we do not know when, or if, armed resistance will come looking for us. also, what is the situation on synapse strain preservation?
Additional information requested: Do we have the strength to make another jump?
Suggestion: Survey planet's surface, look for isolated equatorial or subtropical islands adjacent to larger landmasses. We may be able to consume such smaller masses to "bootstrap" to a full invasion force.
>are we certain no organised resistance exists on the prey-world?
Not entirely, but nothing has been encountered by our vanguard broods.
>what is the situation on synapse strain preservation?
The synaptic network has opted for consuming the Tyrants.
>Do we have the strength to make another jump?
If absolutely necessary, but if we do we will be in bad shape in terms of surviving terrestrial organisms, which are needed to invade the next prey-world.
>Suggestion: Survey planet's surface, look for isolated equatorial or subtropical islands adjacent to larger landmasses.
So far, vanguard organisms have relayed the following geographical information: prey-world is almost entirely a single landmass with one large body of water in the northern hemisphere. Climate varies between deserts in the valleys and toxic jungles in the higher altitudes. Fauna is dangerous but unintelligent and easily overcome by ranged attacks.
I will reiterate we can regrow a drone if we want too after we consume this planet. It is currently superfluous and large biomass. Breaking it down to devour the planet would be prudent as it is already emptied of vanguard organisms.
if we stay, the vanguard drone can be consumed and rebuilt after taking of the planet. We can not be certain an enemy will not arrive, in which case we will need our space combat drone and our Narvhal to survive.
with this information we feel confident in saying;
consume the kraken to fuel our ground forces, deploy in most heavily vegitated construct capilary towers as fast as possible and initiate consumption of prey world.
Suggestion: Absorb Narhwal, retain Kraken to fight any prey vessels that encounter us. We are weak; jumping will leave us so weak that our chance of success on an actively defended world will be minimal. We must feed here or die.
Additional information requested: Is toxicity dangerous to us, can we be adapted to it?
Drone has already served it's purpose. Kraken is better at fighting if we are interrupted. Additonally Drone is now empty of vanguard troops, meaning we don't lose ready made drops for quickest turn around times.
Noted. Recalling the in-system vanguard drone for absorption. On initial approach to the prey-world. The gestalt will need to decide the composition of our ground forces. Instinctive patterns dictate a seeding of:
Simple organisms: 50% hormagaunt strains, 50% gargoyle strains.
Medium organisms: 40% ravener strains, 30% venomthrope strains, 30% biovore strains.
Plus light synaptic warrior presence for initial wave forces. Acceptable?
>Is toxicity dangerous to us, can we be adapted to it?
It will slow our initial progress while immune systems are acclimatized, but is not a serious threat as long as we do not deploy first wave synapse creatures there.
do we have any reasonable use for biovores? they are cumbersome and we shouldnt need heavy artillery to put down mindless wildlife. we suggest splitting biovore seeding between more raveners and venomthropes to speed up the consumption process
in our weakened state, we are forced to gamble everything on this prey-world. if we found a single -wounded- kraken wont save us, but the additional biomass and troops it could supply might let us consume this world before enemies appear.
Is this supported by further synaptic decision?
Furthermore - more information has come through from the vanguard drone in System A. The ocean world contains a rare genetic phenotype in its algae that will allow us to breed more efficient tyrannoforming flora, speeding up infestation of prey-worlds. Also, another prey-race has entered that system and begun to struggle with the immaterial organisms of the warp-world. Scavenging the survivors if they are slain may be a viable tactic.
We have a small reserve of carnifex broods. They are normally preserved for shock assault boarding actions in case of ship-to-ship combat, or for pinpoint mycetic drops into highly contested areas to turn the tide of a battle.
Noted. Biovore numbers will be reduced slightly based on Hive Mind consensus.
this synapse does not support destruction of the Narvhal. A quick retreat might be necessary, with only part of the planets biomass consumed. It would be better to have a small store added, and this prey to live another day, then to bet everything and lose all here.
Noted and supported by the Norn Queen. Reminder to the synaptic network that, due to our Hive Ship being the only one in the fleet, there is a limited speed at which we can feed from the capillary towers even if the ground infestation proceeds at maximum efficiency, and therefore our stay in this system may be quite extended.
agreed. secondary benefits allowing the fleet to spread and disperse, should possible predator fleets appear, and ensure survival of the fleet no matter the loss should also be noted.
suggest seeding of Oceanic world in System A by vanguard vessel, focused for stealth to keep interest off Oceanic world.
Regardless of decision on system A, the synaptic network has agreed upon the plan of attack for the deathworld. Recommend we commence feeding.
this synapse agrees with this reasoning. as a singular entity we are both inefficient and too easily exterminated. Multiplication must remain a priority, it is multiplication that allowed us to still carry forth the genetic makeup of hivefleet kraken.
Further update from the vanguard drone in System A: The conflict between immaterial predators and invading prey-fleet has escalated. It is likely that prey-worlds in surrounding systems are now more lightly defended as a result.
Update from invasion forces on the deathworld below: infestation in the jungle regions has gone as well as expected. Nests are multiplying rapidly, though gaunt strains attempting to climb to higher altitudes are suffering abnormally high casualties due to aerial predators and low oxygen levels.
Lost synapse contact with vanguard elements that began probing the desert regions.
>Lost synapse contact with vanguard elements that began probing the desert regions.
this is troubling. This synapse suggests leaving the deserts and mountains untouched until the jungle has been consumed in almost its entirety.
Tactics. This Synapse suggests pulling biomass away from desert region. Let us not waste our vanguard until we are able to engage in battle with whatever removed our patrols.
Deploy Gargoyles to deal with Avian threats in high altitude regions.
Disagree with dispersion of forces at this point. Dispersion increases chances of discovery. Reduces force available for consumption of deathworld.
Suggest simultaneous attacks more appropriate once we have a greater capacity to defend in space.
This synapse agrees, suggests gestating small number of shrikes with Gargoyle support once biomass has been secured to patrol edge of desert in case whatever forces in the desert prove less territorial than hoped.
Synapse agrees with this as well.
Vanguard a should start infiltration of planet soon, Try to be unnoticed but keep the prey fighting, it makes the hive have better feeding and take eyes off of other systems. Have we adjusted to this planet's toxicity? If so Start laying down more synapses as well as Harridans and gargoyles to deal with flying predators. Desert should be avoided until Trygon primes can move in en masse.
Mobile synapse has been deployed the shepherd vanguard elements away from the desert regions.
Brood nests have begun gestating more Shrikes for stronger tactical control of our Gargoyles.
this synapse believes considerable thought must be put into initiatory seeding of oceanic world in system A as soon as feeding has commenced at maximum effeciency on the deathworld below, it will likely be our next target, and if it is already prepped for us by autonomous broods, this will greatly boost our consumption speed, should we need to leave the system if the fighting gets too intense.
This synapse suggests deploying ripper stock, adapted for oceanic use. They shall form nests on the floor of system A's oceans, in preparation for our consumption of this planet.
This synapse agrees with this course of action. The Oceanic world holds information that might prove vital for later tyrranoformation. Support vanguard brood deployment from scout vessel in the system.
>Have we adjusted to this planet's toxicity? If so Start laying down more synapses as well as Harridans and gargoyles to deal with flying predators.
Toxicity is no longer a problem. Harridans are in extremely endangered population count, however, due to being contained near the outer dermal layers where the most damage was sustained in the Ichar IV battle.
Noted. Aquatic hormagaunt strains can be seeded to the oceanic world in System A if this is supported by synaptic consensus.
Hormagaunts, Rippers, Genestealers, and Lictors are viable options. Genestealers do not adapt well to aquatic environs, and Lictors do not multiply well. Tyrannic spores are always released during mycetic seeding, however, vanguard drones are not large and cannot carry enough of them to effect an infestation larger than a local area.
also; an out of character suggestion: maybe an ingame-timer/calender would be a good idea?
just something that measures days so that we can get an idea for how long passes while things we dont directly monitor (such as the invasion) take place?
Do so and any Lictors we have should be deployed as well for in depth scouting. If they can stealthily prolong the fight, it would be wise once we have consumed planet D to do so.
ideally we want something that can already initate consumption of biomass, and prep construction of capilary towers. we want to enter the contested system, eat the oceanic world and then leave if the situation calls for it.
therefore this synapse votes in farvor of aquatic ripper and hormagaunt swarms. lictors will be too ineffective in these areas.
keep in mind system A has 2 worlds, the Ocean and the warp tainted world. Deploying to the Ocean world allows us to avoid conflict and begin local infestation. deploying to the warp world will embroil us into a conflict we do not wish to engage in.
Will the Hormagaunts be able to create spawn on planet? If so, this synapse supports focusing primarily on them. if not, recommend a focus on rippers with hormagaunt support.
Will be done.
Invasion of prey-world I (Deathworld, Jungle Biome) Day 36: Indigenous aerial fauna scoured from the skies by Shrike/Gargoyle brood packs. Slow-moving terrestrial fauna have been nearly wiped out by spores in the water supply and roving ground organisms. Juvenile capillary towers have begun sprouting at initial impact sites. Feeding can commence within the next 20 days.
What are our current stocks broods on the Deathworld? Do we have available Shrike/Gargoyle broods to divert to the desert region for cursory investigations?
Tactical Instructions for Shrike/Gargoyle broods in desert, Passive-Do not engage hostiles, lurk, retreat if engaged by hostiles.
excellent. proceed as planned until feeding can commence, or something require the attention of the hivemind. Once we are emboldened by more resources we can reconvene on our next course of action.
did the hivemind agree on the seeding of the oceanic prey-world?
Suggest delay of seeding ocean world until we have additional space units and have absorbed significant death-world biomass. Prey in system includes sentients. Seeding increases risks of discovery and premature battle.
>Will the Hormagaunts be able to create spawn on planet?
Yes. Hormagaunt strains are capable of autonomous reproduction and even simple environmental adaptation. Ripper strains likewise, however without dedicated mycetic bombardment the spread of digestion pools will be extremely slow and therefore collection rates of biomass have a limiting factor regardless of ripper multiplication.
Native-grown brood nests have been heavily dedicated towards Shrike/Gargoyle reinforcement. Investigations can be made.
Seeding of Oceanic World seems to be highly contentious. Votes are roughly 3-3?
this synapse argues heavily in favour of seeding.
while bountiful, this deathworld will not sustain us indefinetly, it will speed up the reformation of the fleet if our next target is already ready for consumption.
This synapse recommends discreet Hormagaunt and Ripper seeding of Oceanic World; The sentient-prey will be preoccupied with the immaterial predators, and will have little reason to conduct in depth analysis of the Ocean World within the next few years. However, they should limit themselves, to keep from being noticed, hopefully.
We have our primary fleet of one Kraken ship and a small fire support vessel, with Narvhal, in orbit of a deathworld in System D.
We have a vanguard/scout vessel deployed in System A, where warp entities and forces combating them are warring on one planet. the other planet in System A holds no large forces from first scouting, and has an algae that could improve tyrranoforming in terms of speed and efficiency. The deathworld has a large number of Gargoyles and Shrikes deployed there, to combat aerial predators.
If any synapses can point out any mistakes in my comments, that would be most helpful.
It would, but travel time would leave us floundering between worlds. We are on Planet D and capillary towers will soon be done. let us eat the deathworld and move to the ocean world once we are finished.
same synapse, this does not mean I do not support seeding with hormagaunts and rippers. but we should not leave deathworld at this time, instead allowing the hormagaunt and rippers to feed and prepare the world for initial arrival.
and since the autonomous scouting units can reproduce and create pre-prepped digestion pools, it will require expension of no resources that we havent already commited to system A.>>38689678
we are already commited to consumption of the deathworld. Withdrawel at this point would be ill advised.
>We have our primary fleet of one Kraken ship and a small fire support vessel, with Narvhal, in orbit of a deathworld in System D.
Just to clarify, that's in addition to the Hive Ship. The kraken is strictly a void combat vessel. Otherwise this is an accurate synopsis.
Norn Queen agrees. Consensus reached, inconspicuous seeding of Oceanic World underway.
Invasion of prey-world I (Deathworld, Jungle Biome) Day 49: Initial capillary towers have breached low atmospheric layers. Feeding can begin now if we enter the upper atmosphere, but we will not be able to retreat until the entire world has been stripped of atmosphere if we do so. Alternatively, we can delay until capillary towers breach the upper layer and feed from orbit without committing. Hive Mind thoughts?
Report on shrike and gargoyle scouting the deserts also wait until they breach high atmo. Best not to be caught with our pseudopods exposed when we are this weak. We did save the narvhal for a reason.
>How much time will it take for the capillary towers to reach upper atmosphere?
Roughly two more weeks.
>Report: Shyrke/Gargoyle Broods in desert. What is our findings of that region?
Problematic discovery. Organized resistance, substantially higher threat level than previously encountered prey. Organisms are metallic in nature and do not contain genetic material - assimilation is therefore not beneficial. Advance forces have begun pushing out of the desert and contesting the jungle infestations, but they are slow moving and currently small in number.
This synapse submits to the assertions of the others. It supports beginning the harvest of the deathworld.
Reassert: Previous intentions to create fleet as soon as consumption begins.
> Organisms are metallic in nature and do not contain genetic material
This is highly troubling. Do they match describtions of anything previously encountered in the collective memory of hive fleet kraken?
Deploy all desert forces away from the organisms. Designate metallic organisms as Non-prey: Avoid as necessary.
Tactics: Suggest avoiding the Non-prey, engage with equal-mass forces only if attacked beyond their borders.
Recommend creation of large numbers of biovores to deploy in jungle and attack advancing metallic forces. Keep troops away and in defensive positions, ready to retreat as they advance.
Support suggestion to use Trygon primes to hunt under the sands for any possible infrastructure to damage.
Extermination broods (hormagaunts, gargoyles) can be rerouted to halt the advance of the new threat. Trygon Primes can be deployed in numbers, as well as accompanying subterranean assault organisms.
Re-fertilize terrestrial brood nests with new strains?
Feed asap, we need to grow. We can not retreat anywhere else if a sizable force comes.
Keep our forces out of the desert, but keep gargoyles scouting around the desert. If more of these metal organism should come we should know as soon as we can.
Also, is there some way to scout from orbit to gather more information about the desert?
Tactics synapse supports your suggestion. Support Trygons attacks on the complexes with Shryke/Gargoyle Broods to attack from both the land and sky in order to disorient their forces.
Suggestion: Engage entities in forest with equal-mass formations of various large creatures. Use the remaining biomass to engage the non-prey in the desert.
Yes Raveners, TRygons, trygons primes, warriors, and tyrant to lead. Crush them en masse before they can waken.
Necrons are awakening stop them cold now or they will get out of hand. WE have Trygon primes ready sue them.
we require more information about our advesaries.
this synapse supports the use of hit-and-run artillery attacks to slow their attacks, but disagrees with commiting valuable trygon primes deep into enemy territory without more details as to the nature of our adversaries.
Not among the main tendrils we had contact with.
Suggestions noted. Brood nests re-fertilized with living artillery strains. Marshalling swarm forces within the jungles, deploying Trygon Primes with Ravener and Mawloc support to hunt the deserts. Will not engage the non-Prey unless territorial boundaries are breached.
This synapse would like to remind the gestal conscious that we do not currently know -IF- these organisms are indeed 'necrons' (which we shouldnt know about anyway)
caution is advised.
Noted. Reducing the number of Trygon Primes committed. Sparse synaptic presence supporting a largely Mawloc/Ravener based subterranean scouting force. Acceptable?
In light of new metallic fauna presence, the Norn Queen supports feeding immediately. Descending to capillary altitude.
If possible, make use of Exocrines, Raveners, Biovores, Tyrant Guard, Trygon and Primes, and Warriors to crush them. Focus our large terrestrial bioforms on destroying this menace; be sure to pulverize the fallen corpses if they begin to move again. Carnifexes may be deployed if necessary. Hormagaunts and Gargoyles continue to focus on mountains and jungle; do not let the metallo-creatures prevent our feeding. Refrain from engaging with venomthropes and Toxicrenes, as the creatures will likely be unaffected.
This synapse is the tactical voice. It is unaware of these -necrons- that Gestalt and other synapse refers to. Tactics Synapse is currently acting in support of other synapses to provide combat strategy. It is currently acting under the assumption that the non-prey is sentient:hostile until additional information is aqcuired.
Awaiting additional information.
It is believed that the non-prey retains the capability to repair itself when fallen, and has the means to decimate large units using electro-magnetic arc weaponry. Focus is to be placed on their immediate annihilation. Large bioforms, artillery bioforms, and subterranean bioforms preferred, with screening force of Warriors and similarly purposed bioforms.
This synapse argues against this change of priorities. Total consumption of biomatter should remain priority one. Ideally we feed and leave.
Suggest the use of artillery to hold defensive territory and that moves should be made to increase feeding speed.
Invasion of prey-world I (Deathworld, Jungle Biome) Day 55: Feeding has begun. Outrider elements across the jungle regions have been pulled back to defensive positions around capillary clusters and territorial boundaries with desert regions. Brood nests have begun biogenetic production of artillery strains: biovores and exocrines (the exocrines will take some time). Subterranean scouting swarms have encountered metallic fortifications beneath the deserts - lightly defended, but thermal and electrical output has begun spiking in these regions. Skirmishes have begun on the eastern jungle/desert borders. Invaders are resilient but easily overwhelmed by weight of numbers as long as moderately sized organisms are present. Hostile numbers however, are increasing. They seem to continue along the same attack paths, repeatedly.
after consideration, this one agrees with this synapse. Dock now, and begin feeding, with artillery to hold territory.
Do support scouting forces of Mawlocs and Raveners to investigate enemy.
Tactics concurs. Use of monstrous creatures such as Trygons and Carnifexes, the former to act as defensive underground assaults upon key attackers, and the latter to provide walls to stop the enemy from getting past to the artillery.
Termagaunts may be used in support of carnifexes, but should remain behind them for direct fire support.
This synapse would argue against such attempts; we do not have the speed in which to consume this world and strip the atmosphere(and thus leave) in any short amount of time. We have committed ourselves. This threat will only increase, given time, unless we crush it immediately and without hesitation. Smaller bioforms should indeed remain and assist with feeding, as should Shrikes. But to attempt a defensive action...our bioforms are not designed for this, and we will lose crucial biomass in the attempt. We must destroy them, so that we might focus on feeding at a suitable pace, without worry.
We are committed and it will take months to finish feeding. Not pressing our advantage now when they are slow and weak is asking for trouble alter when they are not. They are gaining power, strength and numbers.
This one is curious about the lightly defended fortifications beneath the desert. Suggest light ravener deployment, to test waters of what is beneath the sands. If the enemy is found to be wanting in defense of the area, suggest Mawloc support to appear. Mawlocs should only be deployed after defenses have been tested however. Perhaps we can turn them back from their attack paths.
This synapse asserts that because metallic lifeforms proceed along same routes repeatedly that mobile forces should be pulled into a defensive perimeter, while known routes are seeded heavily with spore mines
Noted. Norn Queen recommends Haruspex production to facilitate accelerated gathering of biomass in contested regions. Brood nests will need to adjust by reducing gestation of other combat types to allow this. Which strains, if any, shall be replaced with Haruspices?
Assertion, metalic non-prey observed to follow identical paths towards hive. We should deploy spore mines of multiple varieties along this path to cause critical damage to attackers. Maintain minefields, and have spore mines bury themselves in the paths, rather than remain mobile.
I agree this synapse, if we allow these creatures to increase in numbers they can crush us with a large force. We need to fight them now when they are not a large force.
I agree with this synapse, if we can eliminate these metallic creatures before they awake fighting this threat and harvesting the planet will be easier.
Efficient response. Spore mines are extremely light on resources. Tripling mine production and seeding sporocysts around the attack paths.
Supported. Carnifexes can be deployed where the fighting is thickest.
Ravener attacks are "blind" without Trygon Prime synaptic guidance to report findings back to the gestalt. Increase Trygon Prime deployment?
requesting mental uplink with lesser synapse creature for visual examination of opposition.
This synapse recognises the logic in your arguments, but is hesitant to commit to a strategy that would endanger the feeding operation. This synapse instead proposes strategems along the lines of:
This is the same synapse, adopting specialization.
Suggests redeployment of Trygons, when possible, to damage infrastructure of underground fortifications, when possible; these are presumably their strongholds.
Agree with spore mining procedures. Reduce production of venomthropes and other toxin-based bioforms; these will avail us little.
increasing numbers have been confirmed by gestal intelligence, however we cannot be certain that this is a development that will continue if left undisturbed. we also cannot be sure that an attack will not only accelerate the process; reiterating importance of prime directive: consume biomass and leave world.
Can local lifeforms be tyranoformed resulting in increased aggression towards metallic lifeforms?
Suggest forces that are freed up as a result are sent to search for source of metallic organisms and or essential infrastructure, suggest that located infrastructure is destroyed by borrowing beneath structures and filling tunnels with spore mines before detonating resulting in collapse and destruction of infrastructure.
a difficult deliberation. Suggest reducing both ravener and Mawloc production by 50% until assessment on underground structures are complete. From there, we can decide whether we need more Mawlocs or Raveners.
Re-assert. Spore mines inefficient use of tunelling apparatus, maintain spore mines along routes of attack. Tunelling organisms are adequate for creating intentionally unstable passes underneath the structures, causing them to "cave-in"
>requesting mental uplink with lesser synapse creature for visual examination of opposition.
Warrior strain visual imprint disseminated.
preservation synapse would like to note how fitting new specialisation is.
assertion: venomthrope population is critical to assimilation and consumption of local fauna, a still ongoing operation, their numbers should stay stabile.
More intelligence is needed before commitment of important synapse spawn can be supported.
Suggest reducing biovore production; direct deployment of spore mines can be used instead.
Reassertion; we do not have ability to do in a meaningful amount of time; we are but a single Hive Ship. We must eliminate the threat to our feeding operations first, before refocusing on such. Feeding is still a priority, but annihilation of these creatures before they can threaten feeding is a greater one. They will grow in power faster than we.
Assert, small metalic organisms are likely vulnerable to artillery organisms currently being produced. No change to tactics, we are currently prepared for their attacks. Suggest removing larger organisms with close attack.
Aggression synapse commends such perception.
Counter-assertion: with gestation of haruspexes, biomass consumption can be retained at suitable rate or increased; point is noted however, and Biovore production is recommended to be reduced instead.
preservation synapse notes that the intricacy of opposition is dissimilar to previously faced humanoids faced at splinter point at ichar IV.
This synapse is more willing to engage in search for reasonable, and permanent, solution to opposition while feeding continues.
Invasion of prey-world I (Deathworld, Jungle Biome) Day 58: Trygon Prime deployment increased. Ravener raids initiated on subterranean fortifications utilizing Trygon/Mawloc support to open breaches in the structures. Massive casualties inflicted and suffered on both sides. Bio-Electric attacks seemed to have most effect. Mawloc collapse attempts failed - prey-fortifications seem to defy gravitic forces.
Overproduction of Spore Mines proving successful. Non-prey incursion routes into feeding grounds have been stifled.
Infestation in distant regions (western shore) sprouting - nearly 85% of landmass has been covered. Tyrannoformation is now self-sustaining due to spore chimneys, venomthrope organisms can be safely reabsorbed.
This synapse is open to a more direct attack on the enemy as our feeding progresses. Analysis of enemy numbers vs our production will be needed to confirm correlated growth rates and enemy superiority in that area.
Norn Queen has provided input: Zoanthrope gestation is an extremely time-consuming process. Zoanthrope stock is usually produced two prey-worlds prior to invasion. They are potent organisms but very low in number - deploy current Zoanthrope stock aboard Hive Ship?
This is noted, and logged for future reference. Use of the Trygons Bio-electric pulse should be continued to disable the structure with currently deployed trygons, until additional information is received.
Assertion, Zoanthropes would increase our tactical flexibility in upcoming efforts. This synapse supports their creation process at this time.
Gravitc force resistance of fortifications requires analysis of structure materials. Samples need to be returned for analysis.
Spore mine successes indicate need to continue and advance mining of all enemy fortifications
Recommend holding Zoanthropes until larger groups of enemies are deployed. as is, we hold the line and keep them back. Suggest focus on Trygons as the Bio-Electric attacks are proving effective, and shifting biovore production to Trygon production.
Suggest use of Trygon ans Mawloc support to give openings to Tyrannofexes and ranged biomorph Warriors to breach and clear subterranean complexes with assistance of mobile spore mines.
If tactics prove unsuccessful...suggest Hive Tyrant gestation with accompanying Tyrant Guard.
Psychic manifestation among metallic adversarial organisms has not been observed. Synaptic noise does not appear to have an effect.
Viable, however Trygon forces must be concentrated, as gestation was divided between all subterranean strains. Repurposing of Raveners is advised.
agree with repurposing of Raveners. Trygons are proving most reliable to hit enemy, producing them will allow us to keep on offensive and reduce enemy infrastructure.
suggestion impossible, Hive Tyrant strain was cannibalized to successfully journey to this planet.
deployment of long ranged biomorph in inclosed spaces is, inadvisable, suggest gestation of tervigon for use in subterranean environment.
> keep sending fodder into the cannons until they clog
Gestation of new Hive Tyrants likewise time-consuming - see Zoanthropes.
Tyrant Guard ill-adapted to current battlefield conditions. Primary enemy firepower cannot be brought to bear in tunnel networks, Trygon Primes exhibiting high survival rate. Non-synapse organisms expendable.
This is agreeable with prime directive: preservation of biomass. This synapse supports repurposing of raveners.
we currently do not posses tyrannofex or warrior strains. Re-stating: reccomend against direct confrontation since indirect confrontation through the use of bio-electric pulse attacks has proved highly effective.
This synapse supports repurposing Gargoyle and Shrike bioforms. Additionally, utilizing mass Trygons via repurposing of Raveners is advised; Mawlocs will provide support, distraction, and carnage in case Trygons encounter resistance they cannot face on their own.
...reluctant agreement. If the threat can be kept neutralized long enough for us to consume this world, we will be able to leave safely; this synapse had not until now believed such was possible.
Continue producing Trygon primes. Request scouting of additional areas in the desert around the metallic structures. This synapse would like to know if there are more structures in the area, or if this is the only source of attackers.
However... encountering new adapted forms of non-prey. Highly mobile, elusive. Spore fields proving ineffective at stopping their incursions. They are not attacking feeding bioforms, however - distracted by gaunt strains. Posing little overall strategic threat as a result.
In addition to update, this synapse requests possibile investment in further development of subterranean and aquatic-adapted bioforms; such forms seem likely to be able to be adapted to either environment quickly, and will in all likelihood prove highly useful in times to come.
Subterranean Hive Tyrant evolution could prove extremely effective, in addition to being unconventional for remembered Hive Fleets...
Contact lost with vanguard drone in System A due to rising warp turbulence emanating from the immaterial forces.
Recently encountered fast-moving elusive non-Prey have proven highly dangerous to the Trygons in the tunnels.
Requesting strategic evaluation for new opposition and which strains may, or already have, prove effective against them?
This synapse supports it. The hivemind is ours to shape. victory is our only requirement.
Requesting immidiate tactical evaluation for preservation of trygon prime strains.
Optical imprint disseminated among synaptic web.
Norn Queen requires new genetic material to attempt such a radical genotype departure. Not feasible with current stock. Potential exists for future gene-splicing experimentation.
Deploy Hormagaunt escorts with Trygons; Mawlocs should attempt to destroy fast-moving elusive non-Prey. Believed to be 'Wraiths'.
Suggest bio-electric spore mine development and deployment through tunnels; attempts should be made to determine efficacy against 'Wraith' non-prey.
Observation: New non-prey entities passingly similar to Trygon Primes, with a 70% certainty. It is likely that they serve a similar purpose. Merge our trygon teams with organisms that are likely also a threat to trygons. It is likely that they would be a threat to these new non-prey.
Malceptor relies on extrasensory perception, able to locate and destroy otherwise elusive metallic organism. provides protection of trygons through utilization of psychic barriers, allows for partitioning of tunnels
Agreed, though this synapse would suggest that adapting Trygons for aquatic environments and producing them in large numbers would be more conducive than developing new Hive Tyrant strains, due to the time expenditure needed.
since its doesn't seem likely that we will achieve a full victory against the non-prey entities, purchase we could spend some time to accelerate a large asteroid to a collision course with the planet (for the desert in particular)
>Requesting strategic evaluation for new opposition and which strains may, or already have, prove effective against them?
Only effective response currently observed is overwhelming numbers of expendable gaunt strains.
>Requesting immidiate tactical evaluation for preservation of trygon prime strains.
Supports previous thought >>38691022 deployment of Tervigon organisms in tunnels, screen Trygon Primes with expendable bioforms.
This synapse would like to not that malceptor strains are not currently in our possesion, and that if zoanthropes are anything to go by, will likely require very long gestation times.
This synapse can support this course of action. lost biomass deemed, acceptable.
Agreed. Screen Trygon Primes with minimalist gaunts. Trygons are our most effective method of severely damaging the structures. These trygons must be protected.
Request report: Scouts of surrounding desert for additional structures.
Query: Stocks of viable organisms on-board Hive Ship?
Query: Stocks of non-viable organisms on-board Hive Ship?
Suggestion: Reabsorb all non-viable organisms on-board Hive Ship unless vital.
>Hive Tyrant strain was cannibalized to successfully journey to this planet.
Suggestion: Begin synthesis of Hive Tyrant strain.
Query: Traits from prey species which can be appropriated?
...supported. Kraken ship may be adapted to grapple and drag void debris into orbital position for bombardment. Inciting metamorphosis of grasping claws and tendrils.
Deploy Tervigons and Gaunt strains in tunnels.
That is understood and agreed with; primary suggested adaptations for aquatic environs include Venomthrope, Toxicrene, Ravener, Haruspex, Gargoyle/Gaunt, Trygon, and Mawlocs; serpentine forms preferred for adaptation. Completely new bioforms may be necessary, as well.
success rate evaluation of orbital debris bombardment?
Note: hive tyrant excels at leading large, massed forces against equally organised opposition. time spent gestating new tyrants may be better spent elsewhere as his skills would be wasted in these short skirmishes.
>Query: Stocks of viable organisms on-board Hive Ship?
>Query: Stocks of non-viable organisms on-board Hive Ship?
>Suggestion: Reabsorb all non-viable organisms on-board Hive Ship unless vital.
Requires 'vital' be defined. Vital may be in context of current conflict or potential future conflicts. Genetic diversity is encouraged where possible due to changing battlefield conditions.
>Suggestion: Begin synthesis of Hive Tyrant strain.
Will likely not complete until this prey-world has been nearly consumed. Continue anyway?
>Query: Traits from prey species which can be appropriated?
Indigenous aerial predators have been assimilated allowing breeding of superior air-to-air attack organisms. Not currently viable in ongoing conflict.
Suggestion: Delay relocation of void debris for as long as possible to avoid loss of biomass.
Suggestion: Begin adaptation of spore mine strain. Suggested traits: large, mobile, agile. Usage: weakening of reinforced locations.
Observation: It is not currently known at this time if we are facing strategically organized entities. The current threats to our operations are only slow to adapt, and therefore quite inferior to our operation.
Combination of Tactics and Aggression synapse, as well as other non specialized synapses appears to be viable at this time for command roles.
Suggest refraining from synthesising Hive Tyrant strain as of yet. Suggest refraining from absorbing non-viable organisms on Hive Ship as of yet. Feeding is continuing nicely; holding pattern suggested, albeit adaptability desirable.
Synapse advises at least have a few on ahnd to deploy from orbit at a later date if need be.
>Will likely not complete until this prey-world has been nearly consumed. Continue anyway?
Having the strain ready to be made or at least ready to start gestation would seem wise if we run into heavier ground force or if the metal forces grow in strength again. Design advised wasting more biomass besides one or two for now? not.
Response: Currently lacking Hive Tyrant strain. Ability to deploy Hive Tyrant later, possibly on fortified world or tainted world, may outweigh costs due to time spent brooding Hive Tyrant.
Alternative suggestion: Conversion of large spore mine into a immobile but highly destructive explosive, then develop a new strain using the larger carnifex strain as a baseline with a biocannon designed for long range indirect fire.
This will serve as a heavier slower version of the biovore broods.
Pyrovore primary use is in gathering biomass. Flamespurt symbiotic weapon only effective when supplied with gasses emitted by digestion - low potential for repeated use in environment that does not contain biomass. May be useful in conjunction with Tervigon assault waves, reconstituting dead gaunt strains as fuel for flame emissions. Will experiment with their deployment.
Reminder: Hive Tyrant can be synthesized during transit to System D and Oceanic World, as well as being adapted for prey resistance found there once contact reestablished.
even after fully depleting this world, we are unlikely to be strong enough to face a heavily fortified enemy.
This synapse apologises. Pyrovore neuron-bank must have been damage at splitting-point. the error has been rectified.
Affirmation: Development of larger spore mine necessary to provide ammunition for carnifex strain variant.
Question: Standard Hive Tyrant strain would prove less effective in aquatic environments. Suggestions of a possible subterranean or aquatic variant were made. Should we adapt the Tyrant strain for this world, or produce a more standard variant for later worlds?
Invasion of prey-world I (Deathworld, Jungle Biome) Day 62: Repeated assaults of primary subterranean metallic fortification have successfully overrun defending forces. Reconstituting dead Trygon strain organisms has begun. Scouting forces have located two additional such fortifications. Aerial metallic non-prey observed mobilizing from one of them. Extreme damage to artillery strains inflicted - 70% casualties of exocrines.
96% of landmass overtaken by infestation. Feeding has stripped ~10% of landmass, ripper swarms multiplying exponentially.
Suggest insertion of Hyper dense mines into key structural points of structures. Detonation from the inside may allow structures to be destroyed. Failing that eta on bombardment?
This synapse suggests holding off on hive tyrants until we are capable of supporting a host large enough to warrant his skills, and an enemy powerful enough to require them. efforts should instead be made to produce more strains capable of maximising effeciency of prey-world subjugation and consumption.
Statement: Regarding subterranean/aquatic Hive Tyrant strain: Pure subterranean Hive Tyrant strain likely ineffective in aquatic environment. Flexibility when facing resistance valuable.
Concept: Pure subterranean Hive Tyrant strain for non-aquatic environments, subterranean/aquatic "crossbreed" Hive Tyrant strain for aquatic environments.
recommend deploying underground troops that had destroyed first base to base not deploying Aerial foes. Also support >>38691608
in deployment of air to air gargoyles and replace lost artillery to continue to hold back enemy.
Suggest conversion of ripper swarms into winged variants to assist gargoyle swarms previously suggested in attacking aerial non-prey.
If unsuccessful, suggest production of larger scale aerial strains.
Suggest development of anti-air artillery biomorphs, in addition to using biomass from reconstituted trygons to aid in production of newly improved air-to-air bioforms; recommence production of Shrikes, Gargoyles, and begin gestation of Harpies, if possible.
Time estimation on developing new mines, implanting Carnifex carrier strains, deploying through tunnels to location and releasing payload renders the suggestion unfeasible. Demolition may be better effected by wrecker claw carnifexes.
Brood nests fertilized with new gargoyle sub-species. Will require additional Shrike support for directing in combat.
>Concept: Pure subterranean Hive Tyrant strain for non-aquatic environments, subterranean/aquatic "crossbreed" Hive Tyrant strain for aquatic environments.
Under Norn Queen consideration.
>Suggest deployment of Sporocyst as well as anti-air mucolid spore strains
A simple genetic allele reconstitution. Underway.
>Requesting optical feedback of airborne attackers.
Efficient. Adapting Ravener strains.
Provide Air-to-air Shrike Support.
Utilize Claw Carnifexes to aid in total destruction of non-prey structures.
Suggestion: develop anti-air biomorph for ground-bound terrestrial forces. Additionally, deploy anti-air spore mines/meiotic spores, and attempt deployment of Harpies.
Noted. Heavy airborne attackers present and destroying artillery formations with extreme efficiency. They should be considered an absolute threat to the capillaries.
This synapse suggests we locate the metallic structure(s) that are deploying aerial combatants, and send our reconstituted Trygons and gaunts to destroy them.
Carnifex/Haruspex forces deemed most efficient dismantling force at current disposal, besides orbital bombardment. Kraken still on stand-by.
Harpy gestation has begun. Brood nests under heavy assault from strafing aerial entities.
Tactical purpose remains maximal preservation of fighting forces until artillery and aerial strains are ready to fight in unison. Requesting tactical screening to this end.
This synapse is ashamed to say it had not even thought of their threat to the capilary towers. Preservation of capilary towers is in agreement with prime directive, and should remain first priority if tactical consensus belives they are under threat.
Concept: Modified Impaler Cannon, with increased size and bio-electric capability, and venom-cannon speed, mounted on exocrine bioform, to create anti-air biomorphed bioform. Suggested name: Unknown.
Agreed on both counts.
>Suggest conversion of Trygon strains to implement wrecking claw biomorphs to allow it to aid in demolitions.
Norn Queen expresses much support for this notion. Underway.
This many variable factors in new genome development will render the time-frame unfeasible as a response to current conditions. One of the following can be effected easily:
Macro-impaler cannon mounted on exocrine
Macro-venom cannon mounted in carnifex
Bio-electric impaler cannon mounted on hive guard
This synapse would like to investigate the use of orbital debris based bombardment. if it leaves valuable bioforms free to aid in feeding, and spares valuable combat forms, this is a desirable course of action.
Suggest attaching the Macro-Venom cannon in the carnifexes. They are already being used as a wall-screen for the artillery, it would make sense for us to grant them a means to provide anti-air fire.
Bio-electric impaler cannon on hive guard desirable, with behavior modifications to allow for tracking aerial prey(or non-prey, in this case).
Additionally, support this action; if deemed efficient by Norn Queen, pull back from desert and bombard area, as it has little to no usable biomass.
This synapse would also investigate the use of orbital bombardment. Non-prey have shown to be capable of inflicting damage on our more important strains.
Suggestion: support the forces necessary to contain the non-prey, but focus on feeding instead. After feeding, withdraw all forms for reintegration, then commence with orbital bombardment.
Noted, will be effected for future birth-cycles of Shrike strains.
Current anti-air forces proving ineffective at countering opposition. Non-prey aerial entities too fast-moving to intercept with gargoyle/flying ripper strains, have recognized threat posed by mucolids and adapted tactics accordingly. They are primarily targeted brood nests and spore chimneys, have not yet broken through to capillary clusters.
Large flying monstrous creatures are going to be required to stop these beings. Consult with options for interceptor creatures to take out the fast moving non-prey where they are attacking, and to move at their own speeds.
This seems like an agreeable, and bio-matter efficient solution.
The preservation synapse fully supports a retreat from non-usable areas and for the commencing of orbital bombardment.
This synapse would like to welcome additional specialised synapse strains, and voices its agreement with this sentiment.
Deploy modified Hive Guard with anti-air weapons around brood nests and spore chimneys, with Carnifex accompaniment; if we cannot catch them, we will shoot them down when they come to us.
This should now be considered a top priority issue. Opposition is close to threatening capilary towers, recent tactical changes have proven ineffective. this is highly troubling.
Statement: While Genestealers are primarily infiltration-specialised, non-grasping arms possess high power, sufficient to shear metal.
Suggestion: Tentative: Deploy Genestealers to combat non-prey entities?
>If they are too fast for gargoyles, why would a larger and im assuming slower creature catch them
Suggest gestation of large numbers of Warrior strains armed with dual venom cannons
>we will blot out the sun with our venom crystals
This synapse would agree with aerial bombardment as a more efficient use of resources.
If we have to change production to match the increased aerial threat, the time and resources may be better spent on aerial bombardment.
Create new Gargoyle Brood equipped with strengthened Flesh Hooks, designed to catch and slow aerial combatants when in large numbers, allowing Gargoyles to close and engage effectively.
Modified Stranglethorn cannons(designed to block air intakes and foul and corrode engines) on Shrikes may be used to slow aerial enemies to allow for easier destruction by other forces.
We will have to deal with them as they come to us until we finish, fellow Synapses, at the very least.
This synapse have worries that these solutions may be too ineffective and slow.
suggest the massing of ground-based anti-air units in defensive perimiters.
the safety of the capilary tower must remain a top priority.
hopefully orbital bombardment may permanently disable our opposition.
This synapse strongly suggests looking at the cost benefits ratios involved in orbital bombardment with void debris vs completely re setting our brood plan with trial and error setups to combat the new aerial threat.
It will take too much time and resources to figure this out. More efficient to just bomb them since we know where they are based.
Such suggestions had already been made, here:
However, if such prove ineffective, additional measures will need to be taken, utilizing gargoyles as screening forces to block routes to vulnerable positions.
Consensus reached. Will contain non-prey with adapted Carnifex strain while accelerating biomass harvesting.
>This will have to be my final post for tonight. It's been a pleasure. If someone could archive and provide a link in the thread so I can continue again later that would be excellent - I don't actually know how to archive myself.
Tactics is currently here to remind the other synapses that as the structures are underground, orbital bombardments and other forms of artillery based attacks are of highly limited effectiveness. We have previously experienced huge success with underground attacks on the other facilities.
>dont fall into the dead tyranids are useless tyranids one of the most horrifying things about tyranids is that just like everything else the dead are eaten and their biomass is just turned into more tyranids