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    Vannethia, the Golden Horde

    Size 98, Growth 6, Offense 4, Defense 4, Speed 4
    Skill Research 90/95
    Power Research 78/95
    Food 80/80

    Colony
    Power Chamber- Holds your Power Source. Actions can be spent to do Research on the source to unlock new Power Traits.
    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.
    Soldier Warren- Soldiers rest and train here, located higher up along the central tunnel to allow early reaction to attacks on the Hive.
    Food Storage- Can currently hold 80 food.
    Pit Traps- Protective traps dug around the entrance.
    Watch Posts- Regular patrols of the immediate area are based out of these.
    Treehoppers- You have 4 size of treehoppers (2 size fully grown, 2 newly hatched), hatched and raised in the hive. Feeding them no longer requires an action, since you have trained them to stay in the garden.
    Centipede- You have captured a centipede and trained it to not eat ants.
    Garden Plot- You have grown plants here. These are a consistent source of food, adding a flat 4 to all food gathering (except it’s actually 8 because of your Life powers). This is gathered each turn by the Food Force.
    You have now grown Heliconia shrubs here, with their strange, beautiful hanging flowers.
    Plant Spikes- Your newest defense consists of plants grown into spiky, hazardous shapes, as grown by Theoanta and Ant-Eye.
    Experiment Tunnel- This tunnel provides a safe place to do experiments without risking danger for the rest of the hive.
    Records Tunnel- Holds your records of the colony’s history. Currently has a general record up to turn 22 and a detailed one up to turn 5.
    Tree Tunnel- Zektak shaped a tunnel up into the Great Tree for the purpose of colonizing it.
    Stream Outpost- Founded by Theoanta, this is an outpost located at and under the Mossy Tree. There’s a tunnel connecting it with the main hive for easy access.
    -Dock- Built by Theoanta, this is a structure that juts out into the stream.
    Colony Subgroups- Your Hive Partitioning skill lets you divide smaller groups from the colony.
    -Food Force- This group gathers food every turn, and brings in the 4 (well, 8) food per turn from your garden. Force 1/4
    -Hopper Feeding Force- This force feeds the treehoppers every turn, and keeps them from leaving the hive. Force 2/4
    -Power Research Force- This group researches Power every turn. Force 3/4
    -Skill Research Force- This group researches Skill every turn. Force 4/4
    -Myrmidons- Antitan found the 20 most promising soldiers in the colony for this squad, and has been experimenting on them so they can be more effective fighters. Currently, he has increased their Defense to 7 and Offense to 6 by strengthening their chitin and adding forelimb spikes as weapons.

    Discoveries
    Power Source- A perfect, bright golden orb that emits strange magical energies, located in your Power Chamber. Allows you to research Power. You now know how to avert the effects of failure during research, so even a critical failure won’t cause anything bad to happen.
    Great Tree- The colony is built underneath an enormous, beautiful tree, larger than those around it and surrounded by undergrowth. The entrance to your colony is between two of its roots, with the main trunk to the north of the entrance. Apparently has the potential to boost magic effects using your Life powers.
    Zektak appears to have entered a rapport with the tree, allowing him to sense anything going on around it, as well as shape it to some extent. Also, apparently the tree has a consciousness?
    Treehoppers- Small creatures that look like leaves at a distance and move around by jumping. They live high on the tree, as well as on the smaller plants around it, where they drink sap by piercing the plant with their mouthparts. They secrete a sweet fluid sometimes.
    You have now discovered that baby treehoppers (nymphs) look exactly like smaller adults, unlike ant larvae, and molt periodically. In addition, you now know that unlike ants, all treehoppers are capable of mating. They lay eggs inside the plants they live on.
    Dave has dissected a treehopper, and discovered that their digestive tract loops back on itself for some reason. He theorizes that the honeydew is there to get rid of all the water in the sap they drink.
    Walking Sticks- The other type of insect that lives on your tree, these are far larger than you or the treehoppers and are indistinguishable from sticks while they stand still.
    Stream- Wider across than the length of a hundred ants, this stream is south of the Great Tree. It flows from west to east, and was discovered to turn northward after a while by Fiona and Antigone. You have now marked its banks with pheromones.
    New discoveries by Antigone and Fiona show that it flows northeast for quite some time, farther than a turn’s journey, after which it joins with an even larger stream that flows north.
    Sloth- An enormous creature that is located in a neighboring tree. It has four limbs with three claws on each, gray-green fur, and does not like to move very much.
    Klaffet- Another hive of ants that live in a tree far to the north-northeast. Antigone has talked to them and gone into the hive. It is a roughly spherical mass of leaves woven together with silk, and it is inhabited by small red ants. They have a Power Source, which is red-orange and is not a sphere. Antigone has brought a group of Klaffese ants to Vannethia as diplomats.
    Antitan has learned that Klaffese soldiers are stronger than your own, and that the hive is younger than yours but also grows faster, so the two are approximately the same size as of turn 14. However, you have more defenses on your hive, and have 9 heroes to Klaffet’s 4.
    Klaffet nearly invaded you after Antigone assassinated two of your heroes, but you have made peace.
    Heliconia- A strange plant with even stranger, yet beautiful flowers that look like red beaks or claws. You can plant its seeds if you want.
    Poison- Antigone discovered that certain plants can be affected by Life magic in such a way to produce a very deadly poison. She knows how she made it, and can recognize the plant, but does not know how to get its seeds.
    Centipede- Fiona once saw a great brown-black arthropod, bigger than a walking stick, with many legs and long antennae - and it seemed predatory.
    Another centipede was sighted at the Mossy Tree by Theoanta. A valiant battle effort by the Myrmidons brought it down, and it is now held captive in the hive.
    Unknown Colony- Fiona has encountered some large black ants with dangerous-looking mouths and stingers, and followed them back to their colony. It is located near to the bank of the first stream.
    Anteater- A terrifying creature encountered by Antigone. It looks vaguely like a much more mobile sloth, with black and brown fur, a tail that moves around like a limb, and a long, tapered face and snout hiding a long, thin tongue perfect for eating ants. It seems to be a natural predator for you.
    Mossy Tree- This tree is located at the bank of the stream and is completely covered in moss. Was home to a centipede.

    Biological Traits
    Appearance: You used to look like most other ants, with black chitin and three rings of golden yellow around the abdomen.
    After gaining Life powers, your black chitin has started to turn more towards green. Your golden stripes, however, remain unaffected.
    Swarm- Doubles the outcome of an action, positive or negative. 3 turn cooldown. Last used on turn 19.

    Skill Traits
    Rudimentary Tools- Some workers have begun using small objects (sticks, rocks, etc) as tools to help them work more effectively.
    Growing- You can plant and grow seeds, and then harvest the plants.
    Hive Partitioning- You can create task forces for specific purposes within your hive.
    Building- You can construct things out of materials you find, as an alternative to digging.
    Writing- You can transfer information into the form of symbols.
    Animal Training- You can train and domesticate insects and other animals.

    Scientific Discoveries
    Ant Biology- You have learned about the structure and workings of an ant’s body.
    -Motion is produced by the contraction of muscles, which attach to the exoskeleton.
    -Ants have a brain in their head, which connects to a nerve cord that runs through the center of the body. Lanti figured out that this is where an ant thinks and controls its body.
    -An ant has two stomachs, one where food is digested and one to hold food to share with the colony.
    -Another interesting feature is the heart, or dorsal vessel. It takes the form of a long series of heart sections running along the back of the ant’s body, and moves blood around the body.
    -Other internal features include poison glands and pheromone glands.
    Plant Biology- You have learned about the structure and functions of plants.
    -Plants get their energy from sunlight by way of their leaves, and using the sunlight to make food.
    -Plants also need water, which they take in through their roots.
    -A plant’s stem has several layers, including one that carries water (which is what the treehoppers drink from), one that carries energy in the form of food, one that holds the plant up like a skeleton, and a protective outer layer.
    Tree Biology- Zektak gained this knowledge during his rapport with the Great Tree, and shared it with the rest of the hive.
    -Trees are, on the whole, just enormous plants that grow using a single, huge stem (trunk). Trees grow very tall in order to get the sunlight before any other plants do, which has led to the creation of the jungle’s canopy of leaves.
    -A tree has a massive system of roots below ground, nearly as big as its branches. Tree roots hold the ground together. The world would be a mess if not for trees.
    -A major difference that trees have from other plants is their strength. The “skeleton” support layer of the plant forms into wood in a tree, the single strongest material you’ve encountered. The outer protective layer has a similar situation, becoming bark.
    -Trees grow more trees with seeds. Different trees have different ways of getting their seeds to places they can grow, outside of shadows. Fruit seems to be involved somehow.
    -Zektak also says that trees have minds of their own, but not everyone believes him.
    Cell Biology- By growing things to “zoom in” on how they work, you have discovered some things.
    -Living things appear to be made of small pieces that you call “cells”, which appear to be the fundamental unit of life. Cells come in a huge variety of sizes and shapes. In addition, cells have smaller features themselves, including a prominent thing in the center that looks like a smaller cell.
    -You have also noticed some fundamental differences between plant cells and animal cells, mainly that plant cells have a wall around them and animal cells don’t.
    -In the central part of the cell are some small things that look like bundles of strands. These “chromosomes” are in some way important to the cell, and without them cells simply refuse to work.
    Water Physics- You have done some experiments with water, and defined some of its properties.
    -Water is not fixed in its shape, of course, and flows to fill whatever container it is in. However, it also takes some time to flow, and is affected by wind and other forces, meaning it can slosh around and form ripples.
    -Water is “sticky” and hangs on surfaces, making them wet. Water forms roundish drops as it falls down a vertical surface or as rain, presumably because there isn’t a reason to form another shape, and round is the default shape somehow. Wet things eventually dry, based on something you don’t really know about. Your best guess is it goes into the air somehow.
    -Water doesn’t compress. It takes up a fixed amount of space, and while that space can be any shape, it’s always the same amount. This means that water can push things, which could be useful, and is pushed aside by things in it, which could also be useful.
    -When you put something in water, it either sinks or float. This doesn’t seem to be based on the weight of the thing, but rather some relation between its weight and its size.

    Power Traits
    Life, final - You have an increased rapport with the growth and form of the life around you - and this jungle is teeming with life.
    -Growth Aura- Plants around Vannethia and the Great Tree grow much faster and larger. You gain a 200% bonus to all food gathered, and all plants grow to maturity within a turn.
    -Regeneration- Given a turn and some extra food, Vannethian ants can recover from any injury that doesn’t kill them outright, whether it’s just a scratch on their chitin or the loss of four legs.
    -Plant Manipulation- The art of using your Life powers to accelerate the growth of plants and make them into a particular shape.
    - -Ladder Plant- Discovered by Theoanta, this is an easily climbable shape.
    - -Spike Plant- Discovered by Theoanta and Zektak, this shape can be used as a defense. They are set up around the hive entrance.
    - -Join Plants- You can take two plant parts and join them together, to create connections or enclosed rooms.
    -Quicken Growth- Your eggs will hatch and grow into adult ants very quickly, even within a turn.
    Mind, lesser- You have expanded your mental and organizational abilities. This currently manifests as a 50% bonus to all Skill gain.

    Hero Traits
    Strengthen Self- Using your Life powers, you can strengthen your chitin and muscles to double your Attack or Armor, or gain a 50% bonus to both. Currently known by JoJoAnt, Antitan, Zektak, Dave, and Antimony.
    Untiring- Thanks to your Life power, you can go for extended periods of time without food or rest. When traveling long distances, this can effectively double your Speed due to no longer needing to stop. Currently known by JoJoAnt, Fiona, Antimony, Zektak, Dave, Antigone, and Theoanta.
    Heal Self- If a hero takes damage, they can heal themself for up to 2 health. Currently known by JoJoAnt, Zektak, Antitan, Dave, Antimony, Theoanta, and Fiona.
    Wings- Antimony, JoJoAnt, Zektak, and Lanti have managed to grow wings. For Antimony, it took all of the physical and magical energy she had, but she did it. JoJoAnt did it with energy provided by Zektak, Zektak with help from Antimony, and Lanti with newly empowered Life abilities. All four heroes now know how to fly with them, and the first three (not Lanti) have learned how to fight in the air. Fiona now also has wings, but does not yet know how to fly.
    Chitin Shaping- You can use your Life power to shape your exoskeleton in useful ways.
    -Forelimb Spikes- Antitan has figured out how to create spikes on his forelimbs to use as weapons, which add 1 to his Attack. JoJoAnt can do this too.
    Healing Touch- Like Heal Self, this lets you heal 2 health, only it works on another hero you touch. You can also use this on a normal ant, which heals all of their injuries. Currently known by Theoanta, Fiona, Dave, Antitan, Zektak, Antimony, and JoJoAnt.
    Joint Extension- You can mess with the way your joints work to give yourself extra reach in combat, giving an effective +1 Armor in melee since you can be farther away. Currently exclusive to JoJoAnt.
    Chitin Combat- You can manipulate your opponent’s carapace in combat, which can kill them from the inside or do all sorts of other things. This can be done at range, but is easier with touch. Currently exclusive to Ant-Eye.
    Rapport with the Great Tree- Zektak once entered into a state where he melded his mind with that of the Great Tree (yes, apparently the tree has a mind). He could sense anything going on in or around the tree, and shape the wood a bit.
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    Pressure Point Striking- JoJoAnt has figured out how to use more precise strikes to vulnerable areas of an opponent’s body, giving +1 Attack when fighting other insects.
    Adrenaline Rush- JoJoAnt can speed up his body processes and his thinking, adding 1 to his Attack, Armor, and Speed.


    Heroes - In Hive
    JoJoAnt: Soldier - Health 6, Attack 5, Armor 3, Speed 2, Skill 1, Power 2
    Ant-Eye Aircraft Weaponry: Power Seeker - Health 5, Attack 1, Armor 1, Speed 3, Skill 2, Power 5
    Antimony: Power Seeker - Health 5, Attack 1, Armor 1, Speed 3, Skill 2, Power 7
    Dave Foreici Espimoda: Pit Boss - Health 6, Attack 1, Armor 2, Speed 2, Skill 5, Power 3
    Antitan: Guardian - Health 8, Attack 2 (3 with spikes), Armor 4, Speed 2, Skill 1, Power 2
    Theoanta: Generalist - Health 6, Attack 2, Armor 2, Speed 2, Skill 4, Power 3
    Zektak: Power Seeker - Health 5, Attack 1, Armor 1, Speed 3, Skill 2, Power 7
    Lanti Antstein: Power Seeker - Health 5, Attack 1, Armor 1, Speed 3, Skill 3, Power 6

    Heroes - Outside Hive
    Fiona: Speedster - Health 5, Attack 2, Armor 1, Speed 8, Skill 2, Power 1 - somewhere down the stream
    Antigone: Speedster - Health 5, Attack 2, Armor 1, Speed 8, Skill 2, Power 1 - being taken to Klaffet as a prisoner
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    -Research Power
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    -Train Treehoppers
    -Try to train the centipede
    -Investigate the streaks inside the cell nuclei

    Power Vote: Mind, Moderate

    If Antigone has already been handed over to the Klaffese, Antitan will join in trying to train the centipede. If she hasn't, he'll keep watch over her until she's safely in their mandibles.
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    - Research Power!
    - Research Skill
    - Train Treehoppers
    - Try to train the centipede (or at least keep it from attacking ants)
    - Investigate the streaks inside the cell nuclei

    Power vote: Life, Final

    Zektak goes to the Great Tree again, drawn to it. He tries to shape a tunnel in it leading upwards for easier and safer travel than the outside.

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    Or water, as is the case here.
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    Antigone isn't going to be handed over alive.
    Whether loved or hated, all characters die. A minority opinion holds that the righteous ones are really just Put on a Bus until the head writer's son gets back from his coffee break.

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    Antigone isn't going to be handed over alive.
    You say that like Antigone isn't already bound up and has any ability to self harm. Unfortunately as an ant you lack a tongue to bite off.

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    - Research Power.
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    - Train Treehoppers
    - Try to train the centipede (or at least keep it from attacking ants)
    - Investigate the streaks inside the cell nuclei

    Life: Final

    Ant-Eye (who has totally been here and participating, like, this entire time guys) will try to use his new understanding of cells work to get ranged chitin-kills to work (I am especially hopeful because it looks like we will get Life: Final. If that fails, he will try to create the alternate technique Death Hug, wherein an ant latches onto an enemy and then grows a spike out of their thorax, impaling the enemy. If that seems unlikely to work, Ant-Eye will try to do what Zektak did with the Great Tree (also known as "pulling a Trostani").
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramsus View Post
    You say that like Antigone isn't already bound up and has any ability to self harm. Unfortunately as an ant you lack a tongue to bite off.
    Oh fine. If you must.
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    - Research Power.
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    - Train Treehoppers
    - Try to train the centipede (or at least keep it from attacking ants)
    - Investigate the streaks inside the cell nuclei

    Life: Final

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    -Research Power
    -Research Skill
    -Train Treehoppers
    -Try to train the centipede
    -Investigate the streaks inside the cell nuclei

    Theoanta will return and personally oversee the training of the centipede.

    Oh yeah Life i guess.
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    Turn 24: Lots of Training

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    -Research Power
    -Research Skill
    -Train the treehoppers
    -Train the centipede
    -Investigate the streaks inside the cell nuclei





    JoJoAnt doesn’t figure out passive healing.

    Antimony keeps working on her secret project.

    Lanti manages to grow wings.

    Dave grows an interestingly-shaped hollow plant.

    Zektak connects with the Great Tree and warps the wood in such a way that it forms a tunnel up the tree. He doesn’t faint this time!

    Theoanta helps train the centipede.

    Ant-Eye uses the hive’s newfound Life power to create the hero trait Chitin Combat, which lets a hero manipulate their opponent’s carapace in the middle of combat, at range or with touch. (It’s easier with touch, though.) You might also be able to do some cool things with your own carapace here...

    Fiona attempts to fly across the stream, and falls in immediately. The stream carries her away from the hive. No one knows where she’s going to end up.

    Antigone, under the watch of Antitan, is delivered in plant restraints to the custody of the Klaffese ants. Rhoesh and his army start on their way back to Klaffet.




    Research Power
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    Research Skill
    Success, Skill +3

    Train the treehoppers
    You successfully train your hoppers to stay around you and not hop away, meaning there is no longer a need for the Feeding Force in future turns. The next step would be to train them for riding.

    Train the centipede
    After a lot of effort, you train the centipede to not try to eat ants on sight. It’s much more safe for you now.

    Investigate the streaks inside the cell nuclei
    You “zoom in” further onto the nucleus of a cell and look at the little streaks. They appear to be made of tiny winding strands of stuff. You have no idea what they are for.




    The Food Force brings in the 8 food from the garden, but does not find any more food.

    The Treehopper Feeding Force brings the hoppers outside to eat. The new generation of eggs hatches, doubling the Size of your treehopper herd to 4.

    The Power Research Force gives you +4 Power.

    The Skill Research Force has great sucess and gives you +9 Skill.




    Life (final) power trait gained.
    9 Food consumed
    +6 Size from Growth

    Begin Voting!
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    -Research Power!
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    -Experiment with the strand thingies on some treehopper cells (presumably using life power)
    -Experiment with Life Power in a more general sense
    -Maybe tell the Klaffet about the other group of ants we saw and see how they feel about that?

    Antimony does secret stuff

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    Ant-Eye wasn't included in the update .
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    -Research Power!
    -Research Skill
    -Experiment with the strand thingies on some treehopper cells (presumably using life power)
    -Experiment with Life Power in a more general sense
    -Maybe tell the Klaffet about the other group of ants we saw and see how they feel about that?

    JoJoAnt tries to physically manifest life energy

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    -Research Power!
    -Research Skill
    -Experiment with the strand thingies on some treehopper cells (presumably using life power)
    -Experiment with Life Power in a more general sense
    -Maybe tell the Klaffet about the other group of ants we saw and see how they feel about that?

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    -Research how water works/stuff floats on water.(Good idea)

    Theoanta will go to the Mossy Tree and build/grow a platform runnung out into the river. (Docks. I'm building docks.)
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    Remember, you can now dissolve the Treehopper Feeding Force and create a new force.
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    - Dissolve Treehopper Feeding Force to create the Food Storage Creation Force

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    Turn 25: Floating

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    -Research how water works





    Theoanta goes out to the Mossy Tree, climbs to a branch, and removes some twigs, which she uses to build a platform out into the river.

    Antitan doesn’t figure out how to shoot spikes.

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    Lanti learns to fly.

    Dave throws one of his hollow plants into the stream. It floats away. Dave provides some help to the water research based on how it floated.

    JoJoAnt and Zektak try to physically manifest Life energy. After a while, it becomes clear that there really isn’t such a thing as Life energy. There’s magic energy (which is more like Arcane power) and there is its application to Life.

    Fiona is swept down the stream, trapped by the current, holding herself together with Heal Self and her regeneration. Every time the stream turns, she is slammed against the bank. Eventually she manages to hold on to the side of the stream, and thanks to Untiring she is able to climb out.
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    Experiment with the strands in the center of treehopper cells
    You find that your new Life power gives you much finer control, letting you alter things at the cellular level much more easily. You discover that these strands (you decide to call them “chromosomes” arbitrarily) are essential to cells, as growing cells without them just doesn’t work. In some way, cells depend on these chromosomes to exist and be what they are.

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    -Ants can now regenerate themselves within a turn.

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    Water is not fixed in its shape, of course, and flows to fill whatever container it is in. However, it also takes some time to flow, and is affected by wind and other forces, meaning it can slosh around and form ripples.
    Water is “sticky” and hangs on surfaces, making them wet. Water forms roundish drops as it falls down a vertical surface or as rain, presumably because there isn’t a reason to form another shape, and round is the default shape somehow. Wet things eventually dry, based on something you don’t really know about. Your best guess is it goes into the air somehow.
    Water doesn’t compress. It takes up a fixed amount of space, and while that space can be any shape, it’s always the same amount. This means that water can push things, which could be useful, and is pushed aside by things in it, which could also be useful.
    When you put something in water, it either sinks or float. This doesn’t seem to be based on the weight of the thing, but rather some relation between its weight and its size.




    The Food Force brings in the 12 food from the garden, and also discovers a piece of fruit on a nearby tree, filling the Food Storage.

    The Power Research Force gives you +2 Power.

    The Skill Research Force gives you +3 Skill.




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    (A note about this turn: Technically, by the votes, the fifth action would have been the message to Klaffet. However, I decided to do the water thing instead, because A: I had already started thinking about the water thing, B: the Klaffese army left last turn, and they are at least as fast as you, C: you don’t have your treehopper-riding messengers yet, D: it would take 5 turns for normal ants to get to Klaffet, and E: I really wanted to write about water.)
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    Fiona will shake off the water and scout the immediate area, making sure to keep within a pheremone trail to the river.
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    -Expand Food Storage
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    You do need to train the hoppers as mounts at some point. It was part of the agreement with Klaffet.
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    Sure let's do some votes and keep Fiona's actions here too for expediency.

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    -Research Power!
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    -Convert now-obsolete Feeding Force into Attack Research Force

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