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    Hive Xihirli

    Size 85(77; 9) Growth 5, Offense 10, Defense 10, Skill 21, Power 14
    Skill Research 21/27
    Power Research 17/27
    Food 12/40 (Fireproof); 24/30

    Traits
    Combat Stance- During a Battle, can choose to take a -1 penalty to Offense and gain +2 Defense, or -1 Defense and +2 Offense. Change lasts until end of Battle. 4 turn Cooldown.
    Bayonet Charge- During a Battle, this forward charge opens the conflict by thrusting tied-on thorns into the enemy's flesh. Gives the enemy a -3 in Defense and Offense for the remainder of the battle upon successful bayonet charge. Can include pepper juice for driving away foes and also for more drastic consequences in the case of a backfire.
    Stone Roll- A mostly defensive technique that can crush foes from higher ground. In combat, setting up the stones for pushing beforehand is a full action but pushing the stones afterward is attached to the Attack action.

    Colony
    Power Source- Actions can be spent to do Research on the source to unlock new Power Traits (Fireproof)
    Central Hive- Includes the Queen's chamber, the resting areas, and the central tunnel leading to the surface. All other sections of the Colony branch off from here. (Fireproof)
    Soldier Warren- Soldiers rest and train here, located higher up along the central tunnel to allow early reaction to attacks on the Hive. (Fireproof)
    Storage Chambers- Extra storage, storing food as the default.
    Experimental Tunnels (3)- Research or experimentation done in these tunnels will not result in disasters upon failure. There is currently room for one research action to be done in these tunnels per turn. (Fireproof by design)
    Mushroom Gardens- A small patch of mushrooms that has just been harvested and needs resowing.
    Anttown- A smaller colony built over the ruins of a defeated colony. Grows by 1 until its growth increases in five turns.

    Discoveries
    Power Source- An unknown substance that emits strange magical energies, located beneath the Central Hive. Some Research currently has been done.
    Rudimentary Tools- Some workers have begun using small objects (sticks, rocks, etc) as tools to help them work more effectively.
    North Grass Forest- North of the colony, large stalks of grass, formerly held aphids and is now home to a caterpillar.
    Bird Nest- Nest on a tree branch with three eggs.
    Beehive- a colony of bees. They seem happy to just be left alone.
    Eastern Body of Water- Large body of water to the east that could be further explored. Contains minnows that occasionally wash ashore.
    Snails- a group of gastropods on the coast of the Eastern Body.
    Southern Tomato Plants- A group of tomato plants that are hosts to aphids and also grow tomatoes. Is also the habitat of the ladybugs, which eat aphids.
    Aphids- Small insects found on nearby plants - particularly tomato. They sometimes secrete a delicious fluid, but the colony has not figured how to harvest it properly yet.
    The aphids have gone missing, fleeing from our angry gatherers' eating charge.
    Ladybugs- Larger insects that remind the colony of their earliest prey: the beetle. They are red with black spots and feed on aphids. Could be dangerous.
    Western Mushroom Cluster- A small group of fungi to the west that could be quite delicious, but those mushrooms are dangerous to approach due to the prevalence of Ant Lion pits.
    Ant Lion Pits- Ditches with Ant Lion larvae at the bottom; ants that fall in will be eaten.
    Southwestern Rock- A very big rock. Worms die on it sometimes.

    Heroes
    Nihirli: Soldier- Health 8, Attack 5, Armor 2, Skill 1, Power 2 (inactive while Xihirli narrates)
    Daru the Great: Pit Boss- Health 5, Attack 1, Armor 2, Skill 3, Power 1
    Ralek: Guardian- Health 10, Attack 1, Armor 3, Skill 1, Power 1; Can see in color, granting a +5 bonus to exploration and a +1 bonus to well-lit combat.
    Falarun: Generalist- Health 6, Attack 2, Armor 2, Skill 2, Power 1
    Asmodeus: Power Seeker- Health 4, Attack 1, Armor 1, Skill 2, Power 4; Can assist the colony in starting fires.
    falcon1: Power Seeker- Health 4, Attack 1, Armor 1, Skill 2, Power 2
    Tormak: Soldier- Health 10, Attack 3, Armor 2, Skill 1, Power 1
    Zenia: Power Seeker- Health 4, Attack 1, Armor 1, Skill 2, Power 2; Can assist the colony in starting fires.
    Antimony: Pit Boss- Health 5, Attack 1, Armor 2, Skill 3, Power 2
    Glasses Ant: Pit Boss- Health 5, Attack 1, Armor 2, Skill 3, Power 1; Owns a few body parts of slaver ants.
    Rekkon: Soldier- Health 10, Attack 3, Armor 2, Skill 1, Power 1
    Giorgiovannisinissimo the Gourmet: Power Seeker "Artiste"- Health 4, Attack 1, Armor 1, Skill 2, Power 2; Owns a meal which can restore up to 3 Health
    David Ten-ant: Power Seeker- Health 4, Attack 1, Armor 1, Skill 4, Power 2

    Hero Traits
    Flame Cloak- Heats an antís body and makes it painful to touch that ant, increasing Defense by one for every Two power an ant has.
    Flame Thrower- Shoots a small spurt of flame from a hero's mouth. Increases attack by 2 for every Three power an ant has.
    Stinger- Diminishes all opponents' stats by 1 for every 2 Attack a hero possesses.


    Power Traits
    Elemental energy, moderate: Fire- A raw form of magical energy has bled through the power source. The colony has begun to take on aspects of fire. At this stage the changes from the element grant a brighter red chitin and an affinity when interacting with fire. The colony's continued search into the flaming abyss grants them some abilities with fire. Fire can be incorporated into tool use and regularly created. An action may be spent rendering certain substances (such as food) immune to the effects of flame.

    Skill Traits
    Washing
    Whenever a colony is infected, having all workers wash can slow or even halt the spread of illness. (Washing is a free action, has a 30% chance of wiping out disease and 50% chance of slowing it down).
    Scent Mimicry
    Ants attempt to disguise themselves from other pheromone-based insects to slip around areas unnoticed and infiltrate other ant colonies. Works better the fewer ants it is used on.

    - - - Updated - - -

    TURN THIRTY-THREE: What is it Good For!?

    Winning votes were:

    -War! (Both strategies, size devoted 32)
    -Fire Proof Power Source
    -Research Offense
    -Research Power
    -Research Skill
    Food Force: Make another storage chamber


    Due to the interwovenness of the hero actions with the war, the war and hero actions shall be told together in story form. Research and fire-proofing shall follow.



    Hive Xihirli opens the assault with 200 of the 3200 attackers swarming the entrance and then pulling back immediately upon resistance in an attempt to draw out the slavers' defenders. However, things go immediately wrong when they begin swarming the entrance, as 100 of them are easily taken down either as they charge or as they turn to flee. In the chaos and watching so many of their sisters die, the ants that successfully disengage do not remain as a diversion but simply flee.

    The encounter took long enough, however, that the main force of ants successfully tunneled into the colony from above without issue. Once inside, the 3000 ants were free to deal serious damage.

    Antimony and David Ten-Ant decided to strike the first blow, taking 200 ants with them to the main entrance, already attacked by a diversionary strike force. They are surprised to find the entrance still heavily guarded, however, and are not quite prepared for a fight. They are trained soldiers, however, and enter the fray. They suffer heavy losses but manage to eliminate the guards at the front of the gates. They collapse what was previously the only exit from the slaver colony.

    Asmodeous and Giorgiovanni take 200 ants on a raid to assassinate the Queen, but are ambushed from many sides as they stumble about blindly, not knowing their way. They are about to flee back the way they came when they hear a rumbling...

    Once the tunnel had been dug, the two formerly enslaved ants darted toward the other slaves and began explaining the situation.
    "Freedom has come," they explain.
    "If you will take it."

    And so Asmodeous and Giorgiovanni were saved by reinforcements from 500 former slaves, leading with them 1000 of the original strike force.
    "The rest went for the eggs," the ant who had suggested tunneling in explained as the 1500 ants began to fight their way to the Queens' chambers.
    It was a hard fight, and the slavers had home field advantage. While a large number of them had gone off to enslave more ants, the residual force fought hard and it seemed as though the battle was deadlocked until Antimony and David Ten-Ant returned to them to aid in destroying the Queen.
    "If this keeps up we may lose half of our soldiers," Asmodeous pointed out.
    "And all the slaves we tried so hard to free will be dead."
    "Allow me," Giorgiovanni brushed aside the other ants and began lathering the faces of several warriors with a truly horrid humus she'd made on the way there.
    These ants took the front, and when the slavers attempted to bite their opponents, their senses were overridden and they gave up fighting, collapsing.
    The tunnels were narrow going forward, and the heroes didn't know how the egg-breaking was going. They sent the rest of the army to ensure that the eggs and pupae were dead before they and the two foreign ants who had helped them so much crawled into the tunnel to meet the Queen.

    She was massive.
    She was terrifying.
    She had two big guards who charged the heroes immediately after seeing them.
    Asmodeous jumped on one's back and began biting into its thorax while David Ten-Ant fought it head-on to keep its attention off of the ant gnawing it in half.
    Antimony flew above the other and landed on her, biting into her neck while Giogiovanni tackled its stinger, stopping it from getting rid of Antimony.
    The one split in half at about the same time the other had lost its head.

    The two ex-slaves had not allowed themselves to be distracted by the guards and had gone right for the queen.
    She was big, but not tough. They rolled her onto her back and began to bite her egg sac open. The queen howled in pain until Antimony flew over and mercy killed her with a bite to the neck.

    The group of ants crushing the eggs had spotted a few dozen warriors snatching up as many eggs as they could carry before darting off toward what they assumed to be an exit. 1000 ants went off to follow them, but they didnít chase them very hard.
    The slaver warriors came upon their exit and stopped, confused and terrified, at no exit at all.
    Fearfully, they turned around, and were ripped apart.
    The army swarmed about the colony, finding and informing all of the slaves of their freedom and destroying everything else. Found in the food storage was 25 food, but this colony had no Power Source. The slaver ant bodies and broken eggs can also be turned into food, and if the nest is harvested it will bolster the amount stored by 40 food.

    Successful, the army tunnels out of the exit they had blocked on their way back home. As they exit they come across 300 slaver ants, with 100 enslaved pupae in their mandibles.
    They are quickly dispatched, but the ants are left with a few decisions to make on this empty colony and the roughly 700 freed slaves (including the pupae) in need of a home.





    The Power Source, in the hopes of avoiding another Ant-Chernobyl, is now Fire Proof.

    The ants have learned much about hit-ant-run from their battle, and Offense improves by 4.

    Researching Power doesnít go great but itís in the Experimental Tunnel so who cares?

    Researching Skill goes well and Skill improves by 2.

    The Food Force, anticipating increased food supply in the wake of their victory, improve max food storage by 20 (critical).





    The Power Source is now Fire Proof.
    Offense increased by 4.
    Skill increased by 2.
    Max Food increased by 20.




    AFTERMATH

    The battle was rougher than expected, and 1100 ants fell overall. (Size -11)

    The freed ants are very grateful to the hive, but are worried that they will all die out soon. They have no queen and most of them have no knowledge of where they were originally taken from, as they were either pupae or eggs at the time.
    A few possible solutions to the problem of the 700 extra ants are brought up:
    ABSORPTION: The 700 ants are brought into Hive Xihirli, the slaver hive is cleared for all of its food, and no one ever worries about it again. (Size +7, Food +40)
    ALLIANCE: A few of our Queens are sent with the 700 ants into the empty colony of the slavers. They create a new colony that will grow alongside Hive Xihirli, as an ally to the colony in deep debt. (Growth -1, vote on a name for the other colony which shall grow on its own and donate troops and food during future wars and disasters)
    CONQUEST: Absorb the slaves and sent a few of our Queens into the empty colony. Expand Hive Xihirli into two separate colonies with a group of 500 to start it off. (Size +7, the new colony will passively increase Growth by 1 every 5 turns and serve as a backup fortress if our original location is ever compromised.)
    OTHER: Creativity is a virtue!

    Vote for what to do with these problems as a separate vote from your actions!



    NEW TURN! +5 Size from Growth, -5 food (consumed)

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    I say either Alliance or Conquest- leaving the decision up to the ex-slave ants.
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    I would like to vote for Conquest... sort of. What I want to do is expose the queen that would be going over to the new colony to the Power Source to try to get her especially attuned to it's power to see if this would result in more interesting/magical ants.
    The reason I'm voting for Conquest is mainly because having a backup colony seems like a really good idea. But I'd certainly like to note we're treating the ex-slaves as equal members of the Hive(s). Also in celebration, they don't have to do any work the first day and can just relax or explore the area or whatever however they wish.

    Antimony will study the power source. If we are having a queen do this too, she'll try and assist though really her knowledge of power isn't likely much better.
    (Also wow, did Antimony take a level in Assassin or something there? That was a lot of awesome backstabbing.)

    -Store up a bunch of dead eggs/pupae from the slaver ants and coat them in something toxic
    -Make a way to safely move around a bunch of toxic stuff
    -Fire Proof Soldier Warren
    -Make another Experiment area
    -Research Power
    Food Force: Get more tomato

    I went for tomato there because I figure the other hive will be wanting to go for mushrooms since those are closer to it.

    Xihirli, can you put a note somewhere of which places in the Hive have been fire proofed?

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    I vote we commit to conquest

    ASMODEOUS will go outside the anthill and exersize his flamebrining capabilities in an attempt to better understand his potential.

    Food force should gather some food

    Research areas are nice we could always use another
    Research power
    Research skill
    Expose the new former slave ants to the power source and see what happens
    Take a survey of the new colony to know exactly what we have acquired
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    TURN THIRTY-FOUR: Conquest

    Winning votes were:
    - Make another Experiment Area
    - Research Power (Experimental Tunnel)
    - Research Skill
    - Fire Proof Soldier Warren
    - Explore the Eastern Body of Water
    Food Force: Gather Food

    Conquest (with a radiated Queen) is decided upon, and the success of this depends on a single die roll.
    From now on the Size stat will be viewed as
    t=total
    x=original colony
    n=new colony
    T (x;n)
    Or 71(65;6)
    The other colony shall grow by 1 while the rest of the Growth will be brought into this colony.

    Antimony guides the Queen that will be sent to the empty colony to stare into the Power Orb, to meditate within it. The Queen, already powered up by virtue of being in this colony, is able to produce ant eggs of equal intelligence and capability to that of her host colony. She goes off with 500 ants to start Anttown.

    Asmodeous travels a safe distance and attempts to use fire to make himself even more powerful.
    He screams.
    He shouts out, "I am the legendary super ant!"
    He powers up really hard.
    And at the end of it Asmodeous has discovered FLAME THROWER, another hero trait.







    One of the food storage tunnels is converted into an experiment room (Max Food -2), which can safely house one research team without fear of massive disaster.

    Researching Power goes well, Power +2

    Researching Skill takes up one Experimental Tunnel, which is good because there is an explosion.

    The Soldier Warren is now immune to being set aflame.

    The Eastern Body of Water is explored and Zinnia seeds are found. No one knows what a Zinnia is.

    The Food Force visits Anttown and asks if they have more food than they can store. They do indeed. Slaver corpses are brought in for consumption (Food +15)





    The Colony now has another Experimental Tunnel.
    Researching Power was a success, Power +2
    Researching Skill was a failure
    The Soldier's Warren is Fire-proof.
    A two-turn bonus has been applied to the Developing War Strategies attribute.
    Slaver bodies are brought in for eats, Food +15




    NEW TURN! +5 Size from Growth, -7 food (consumed)

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    I'm good with eliminating Xihirli. I'm not sure how she has managed to live as long as she has.
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    Xihirli's ability to stay alive has befuddled all of science for years.
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    Explore North Grass Forest
    Plant 10-50% of Zinnia seeds somewhere
    Research Power
    Research Skill
    Develop War Strategies

    After hearing of Asmodeous' success, David Ten-ant emulates the noble ant- He heads outside, safe distance from the hive and any food sources or the like, and attempts to power himself up.
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    -Store up a bunch of dead eggs/pupae from the slaver ants and coat them in something toxic
    -Research Power
    -Research Skill
    -Developing War Strategies
    -Figure out what properties Zinnia seeds might have
    Food Force: More supply rooms

    Antimony continues to study the power source. She wants to be able to make fire too!

    So do we do any actions for the other colony? If so, how many? Do they have their own Food Force actions too?
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    Research power (in experiment tunnel)
    Research skill (in other experiment tunnel)
    Study Zinnia seeds (other experiment tunnel)
    Food force should expand tunnels
    Send an expidition to explore the northern grass forest

    ASMODEOUS will assist with the zinnia seed research or if no ants are assisting conduct it on his own
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    TURN THIRTY-FIVE: POWER UP
    Winning Votes:
    - Store up a bunch of dead eggs/pupae from the slaver ants and coat them in something toxic
    - Research Power
    - Research Skill
    - Develop War Strategies
    - Explore North Grass Forest
    Food Force: More supply rooms, plant 30% of Zinnia seeds in the Eastern Body of Water.

    Antimony studies the power source. She meditates on her ant-chakras and gains 1 Power.

    Asmodeous studies the Zenia seeds and learns that they are best grown the the water. He tells the Food Force this and they decide to plant the seeds in the Eastern Body of Water.

    David Ten-ant fails to power himself up.






    Eggs and Pupae from the dead slavers are gathered but no toxic substances are readily available.

    Researching Power is near-critical, Power +3 and instead of another Power Trait, heroes level up!

    Researching Skill takes up one Experimental Tunnel, which is good because there is a flood.

    No new war strategies are thought up; the strategists are less than excited with no wars incoming.

    The North Grass Forest expedition ends in disaster.
    Turns out falling grasses are a hazard. (Size -1)

    The Food Force plants some seeds in the Eastern Body of Water and then increases food storage by one.





    HERO LEVEL UP:

    All currently existing heroes have two Skill Points to spend. Each skill point can increase any one attribute by ONE.





    NEW TURN! +5 Size from Growth, -7 food (consumed)

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    David Ten-ant starts thinking he might be going about this the wrong way- Maybe instead of trying to externalise the fire, he should just try and change the shape he's already got?
    (Attempting to produce fire in the shape of weapons similar to the bayonets, or perhaps just a wall to one side as opposed to a complete covering.)

    -Try and find some worms on the Southwestern Rock
    -Collect Tomatoes (food force)
    -Expand Mushroom Plantation
    -Expand Food Storage
    -Research Skill
    -Research Power


    Question- Can the Skill Points both be applied to the same stat? For example, increasing David Ten-Ant's Skill to 4? Or do they need to be different stats?

    If they can be applied to the same stat, David Ten-ant ups his skill to 4. Otherwise, he increases power and skill by one each.
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    If we can, ASMODEOUS will put both points into power if ASMODEOUS can, otherwise one to power and one to skill

    Research power
    Research skill
    (Both in research tunnels)
    Send another expidition to the grass field to the north
    Food force should gather tomatoes
    Train offense in a research tunnel

    ASMODEOUS will attempt to assist with the power research
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    Antimony +1 Power, +1 Skill

    Antimony practices her new fire abilities and tries to see if she can conjure up fires farther away from her or create some kind of fire projectile.

    -Make something toxic to coat the dead eggs/pupae from the slaver ants in
    -Develop War Strategies (we still have a bonus to it, so why not?)
    -Fire Proof Central Hive
    -Research Power
    -Expand Mushroom Plantation
    Food Force: Tomatoes!

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    On the grounds that I'm only on mobile, I must delay the following turn until Monday.
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    Fair enough
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    TURN THIRTY-SIX: Ants exist in REAL LIFE.

    Winning votes were:
    - Explore Northern Grass Field
    - Expand Mushroom Plantation
    - Research Skill
    - Research Power (Assisted by Asmodeous)
    - Fire Proof Central Hive
    Food Force: Gather Tomatoes

    Antimony practices her new fire abilities and learns that her power comes from within her, and so too must her fire.

    David Ten-ant attempts to create fire constructs as weapons and burns off one of his antennae creating a flaming bayonet. It will grow back, but he takes a two-turn penalty to scouting.







    The colony explores the Northern Grass Field and finds many things of note, including a beehive, a caterpillar, and a bird's nest with three eggs.

    Some ants are sent to cut down everything around the Mushroom Plantation to make room for more spores, but get overzealous and cut down everything inside the Mushroom Plantation as well. The Mushrooms are harvested early but no spores are planted in all the confusion. (Food +10, Mushroom Gardens empty)

    Researching Skill takes up one Experimental Tunnel, which is good because there is an explosion.

    Researching Power is going well and possibly about to make a massive breakthrough when there is a medium-sized breakthrough. Something burst into the tunnels.
    Asmodeous was on-site when a massive wasp entered the tunnel and looked about, followed by another.
    "You have about five seconds to get out of our colony," he said.
    "Oh, and it's such a nice colony," one wasp said to another.
    "It'd be a real shame if some accident were to occur."
    "Accident?" Asmodeous asked.
    "Well, wasps slip," the second wasp explained and waved her stinger.
    "And when I do, this might accidentally hit someone who's not all that compliant."
    "Sometimes, our entire nest slips and stings a bunch of someones, usually if we don't come back from our trips," the other wasp added.
    "Are you threatening me?" Asmodeous clarified.
    "No, no!" Both wasps assured.
    "We just want to tell you that this is a fantastic place, utterly fantastic. It's a great anthill. But... eggs break, don't they Arisi?" The first wasp asked the other.
    "That they do, Sizi."
    "We just want to let you know that, if you supply us with about 7 foods' worth of dead things every turn, we can guarantee that that won't happen," Arisi promised.
    "And if we don't?" Asmodeous asked.
    "Oh, that's no problem at all," Sizi stressed.
    "But we won't be able to guarantee that we won't accidentally slip and break every egg in this hive before stinging to death each larva and pupae under this dirt pile." Arisi's bug-equivalent-of-a-smile never faltered, but her voice was poisonous.
    "Anyway, something to think about. Leave the carcasses outside of the hive - we'll watch for them."
    And they flew away.
    (Power +2, wasps are now extorting the colony for 7 food of meat every turn)

    The Central Hive will not catch fire.

    The Food Force doesn't manage to find a tomato.





    New Discoveries listed at the Northern Grass Forest.
    The Mushroom Gardens were harvested without resowing.
    Researching Power was a success, Power +2
    Wasps are demanding seven food of carcasses every turn to not attack, current food stores of slaver carcass are around 9 food.
    The Central Hive is Fire-proof.





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    I'm thinking we should invade the wasp hive with soldiers of fire. Thoughts?
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    Oh. Did they break in through the front door, then?
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    There's wasp-sized holes in the anthill where they broke in. It's near the Experimental Tunnels.
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    -Make something toxic to coat the dead eggs/pupae from the slaver ants in and do so, give that to the wasps
    -Fire proof Storage Chambers
    -Fix holes made by stupid bully wasps
    -Plant spores in Murshroom Gardens
    -Research Power
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    Can we get a count of our currently available meat vs vegetation food
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    9 of your food is dead stuff (slaver carcass).
    Your other colony has 13 food of slaver carcass.
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    -Make something toxic to coat the dead eggs/pupae from the slaver ants in and do so, give that to the wasps
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    -Plant spores in Murshroom Gardens
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    Since most of you get in your Friday votes before Thursday, I was wondering if you would like to go through a period of time with three update days, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
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    That sounds good to me.

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    TURN THIRTY-SEVEN: Murderin' Wasp Babies

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    - Make something toxic to coat the dead eggs/pupae from the slaver ants in and do so, give that to the wasps
    - Fire proof Storage Chambers
    - Fix holes made by stupid bully wasps
    - Plant spores in Mushroom Gardens
    - Research Power

    Food Force: Gather dead things!

    David Ten-ant sets up an ingenious ambush at the center of the hive, but the wasps didn't enter that way.

    Antimony attempts to fire fire from her stinger. She doesn't succeed, but she realizes she has a STINGER!
    Hero Trait added.







    The colony rolls well enough to spontaneously generate toxic substances from somewhere or another. They coat 7 dead slavers in the stuff and put their bodies outside for the wasps.

    The storage chambers are now immune to fire.

    The wasp-sized holes in the anthill are filled in successfully.

    Spores are replanted in the Mushroom Gardens, growing is happening.

    There is a BIG explosion with Power Research. Fortunately it was in an Experimental Tunnel.

    The Food Force manages to find a dead beetle and bring it in. (Food +5)

    The wasps arrive and take the corpses away. Trivia fact: adult wasps do not consume meat.





    The colony set out toxic meat for the wasps, which was taken without issue.
    The storage chambers will not catch fire.
    The Mushroom Gardens will begin to have life again soon.
    The Food Force brings in a dead beetle (Food +5).




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    ((I figured chances of having a stinger were pretty good, they're not particularly uncommon for ants. And yup, was aware that adult wasps eat nectar. But they asked for meat. Besides handling the toxins might be enough. And if not... well eliminating their young by doing what they asked while threatening ours is just as sweet. I notice our food is split into two groups and one isn't fire proof? What's going on there? Is there another thing we can fire proof to protect that collection of food? Do our ants understand what bees are and that they make honey?))

    Antimony continues her attempts to learn some kind of projectile attack. (Please tell me if this is actually hopeless so I'm not doing this forever because I absolutely will not be able to tell the difference between "you aren't succeeding right now" and "you can't do this/can't do this yet and are wasting your time".)

    -Make the dead beetle toxic and leave it out for the wasps
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    -Research Power
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    I notice our food is split into two groups and one isn't fire proof? What's going on there? Is there another thing we can fire proof to protect that collection of food? Do our ants understand what bees are and that they make honey?))
    A: The other colony doesn't have anything fireproof yet.
    B: There's not really a mechanic to keep out real-world knowledge.
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    I'm going to give people a chance to vote by Thursday, as I feel with our new schedule this will come quickly enough that the suspense won't kill you all.

    Ramsus, you have mostly rolled rather low on discovering a ranged fire attack. I'm planning out some mechanics for a grenade-like thing for when you finally get it.
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    -Make the dead beetle toxic and leave it out for the wasps
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    -Develop Defensive Strategies for if the Wasps attack us, with a focus on Power abilities.
    -Research Power
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