Alpha Centauri 2

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire => After Action Reports => Topic started by: Mart on December 19, 2014, 12:59:05 AM

Title: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 19, 2014, 12:59:05 AM
This is After Action Report (AAR) for the Gaian Luck SMAC scenario (GotM, December 2014).
Link (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=14156.0)

Gaian Luck

Parts of the posts will be hidden in spoiler tags. You should not view it before playing indicated part of the game.
The spoilers will be removed after the GotM deadline, 31st March, 2015.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbV2Fta0dwYUxiMnc)

This game will enter competition in consolation standings, as I have some advantage to the scenario, creating it.
Let us start!
-- -- -- = = = * * * = = = -- -- --
Approaching Alpha Centauri planetary system!
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbZHVQc3Jpdmg0aU0)

Unfortunately, a meteorite strikes the ship and damages vital spaceship systems.
In a hurry, surviving colonists rush into escape pods.
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbUWI3MVZrZzNaZVE)

Chiron - our new home.
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbY1pvYmdCRFpBU3M)

Shortly after planetfall, you could review reports about surrounding terrain. There is abundant plant life, fertile soil, rivers and sea coast.
Not only you grabbed with Deirdre more landing pods from U.N.S. Unity, but also will be able to establish a colony in a very good location.
Other mission officers could not be reached by radio. They have either equipment malfunction or they did not survive this emergency landing.
While regretting loss of life, you are not that worried about getting all those wrong ideas for future of this human colony out of your way.
Just last corrections on the tabview and report will be ready for Lady Deirdre Sky. Living these past days in almost constantly moving
escape pods has become unbearable to large portion of the crew. Decisions needed to be made.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbTC1IRVhka0RiRWc)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbUlZ3dE0tVGYxTjg)

Read after playing to MY 2130!
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 20, 2014, 08:09:58 AM
Read after playing to MY 2130!
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2102-2105
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 20, 2014, 09:16:54 PM
Read after playing to MY 2130!
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2106-2110
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 20, 2014, 10:03:14 PM
And a note here, maybe someone knows why there? The surrounding terrain was not the only
factor in this decision...

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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 20, 2014, 10:21:34 PM
spoiler
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 20, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 21, 2014, 08:48:38 AM
Read after playing to MY 2140!
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2111-2118
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 30, 2014, 02:45:40 AM
Read after playing to MY 2150!
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2119-2123
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 30, 2014, 04:22:23 AM
Read after playing to MY 2150!
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2124-2125
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 31, 2014, 02:31:25 AM
Read after playing to MY 2170!
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2126
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 07, 2015, 10:16:53 PM
Read after playing to MY 2170!
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2127-2130
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 08, 2015, 01:46:20 PM
Read after playing to MY 2170!
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2131-2135
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 19, 2015, 09:35:50 PM

Read after playing to MY 2170!
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2136-2140
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 20, 2015, 08:15:38 PM
Read after playing to MY 2180!
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2141
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on February 07, 2015, 12:11:39 AM
Read after playing to MY 2180!
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2142-2148
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on February 08, 2015, 06:12:44 PM
Read after playing to MY 2200!
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2149
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on March 24, 2015, 11:02:33 PM
Read after playing to MY 2200!
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2150-2151
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on March 25, 2015, 02:01:51 AM
Read after playing to MY 2200!
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2151-2152
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on March 29, 2015, 12:31:16 AM
Read after playing to MY 2200!

MY 2153

The Advanced Weather Control System (AWCS), or as some call it "Weather Paradigm," is completed
in Last Rose of Summer base.
"So this is why there was so much traffic on the roads!"
 
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbaHZwZmtLaWhyQ00)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPvK2p28Pho#)

It is the first such large project made on Chiron, to the best knowledge of Gaians.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbd2FhUnpNUzMxWEU)

The most advanced terraforming technologies became available for Gaian workers.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbaC1Mc20zVFE5bjA)

This planet will be now shaped in Gaian way.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbODlLWDZwOXI4c1U)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbb3laenZmWXhWZDQ)

A new design is worked on, a defensive unit with additional trance ability.
It will make safer for the crews to meet mindworms.
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbVU1kTnRyeGtKMmM)

And a second mindworm boil is captured.
Will the native life of this planet serve us?

2154

This secret project was not so celebrated. Its ideology, so close to CEO Morgan
values, is not admired by Gaian colonists. Luckily, as some say, the factional
command sees its benefits in long time.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbR1FlVWpHM19vdWM)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez7AFPX9RYE#)

Not many Gaian children are shown this ilustration from a futuristic book.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbWlFkTFVob1ZQaTQ)

This simple advantage will bring large fruits in the future...
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbVEhxN3FRNy1ERjg)

2153-2154
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on March 30, 2015, 04:01:47 AM
Read after playing to MY 2200!
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2154
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on May 07, 2015, 06:46:45 PM
It is after deadline, but for loading of images, I will continue to enclose AAR in spoiler tags.

MY 2154 - cont.
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on May 07, 2015, 06:49:10 PM
So if you are going to answer the question in here:

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Please use spoiler tags, in order to not to spoil the fun for others.
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 07, 2015, 07:11:08 PM
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Yitzi on May 08, 2015, 03:57:54 AM
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Actually:

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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on August 17, 2015, 05:51:52 PM
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2154
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on August 17, 2015, 08:36:51 PM
MY 2155

Morgan wants to talk!
For mere Nonlinear Mathematics he can end the vendetta.

Quick council.
Benefits of peace time at the present may not be large.
Benefits of threatening Santiago by providing Morgan with better weapons - significant.

Got 89 EC in loan for total payments of 200 EC during 100 years.

PK diplomacy. Lal asks for Industrial Automation.
No. Its value is beyond this Pact. We may have military cooperation, but it is Gaians
that are to be superior. Sorry Lal, no tech.
And you have no choice. Our military agreement obliges you to release all of your cartographic data.
Received Morganic map!!! Geography, or actually Chironography - that's interesting thing to do.

Economy

Energy Bank in GL - hurried for 104 (full) There is +10 minerals per turn, so all of them will go for the next building item.

MY 2156

Deirdre: Morgan! It is so good to see you!
Morgan: My feeling is the same, Lady. However, I have found out, that you are withholding
information networks technology. Release these files to me immediately.
Deirdre: You have no tech to exchange, Morgan.
You, from all mission leaders should understand it the best.
Morgan: You will one day regret your attitude!
Deirdre: We will see. Meanwhile, I have found out, that you have contact to Zakharov.
What is your price?
Morgan: Hah! Information Networks, of course!
Deirdre: ...Well, OK. Agreed.
Morgan: Anything else?
Deirdre: Would you agree to sign pact for mutual trading benefits?
Morgan: No, I have no need to trade with you. My analysts already determined that would be not beneficial
for Morgan Industries. My apologies, but I need to attend important business meeting. Morgan out.

* * *

It is like in this year:

Gaians complete Human Genome Project

HGP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlfxwgNOHb8#)

And EXTRA  ;b;
Cure for Cancer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15S0lInhHAA#)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on August 22, 2015, 12:42:03 PM
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2156-2157
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on August 22, 2015, 11:26:36 PM

Exploring NW from core Gaian territory.
Since we are Gaians, we can consider this as a good outcome.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbOVFHWHZnOWJRblk)

Faction Dominance shows we rise close to vertical in power.

- - - = = = - - -

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbeXBSWUhjekZvRzA)

And far SW from Gaian territory, or actually on the other side of the Planet in the south.
Yang's Fellowship City base is located.
What new can be achieved with Yang?

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbOUE3WjRmSHl2c0E)

Treaty with Yang. And he really wants Nonlinear Math, but has nothing to trade, or
is not willing to trade some tech, cause of SP or other reason.

The treaty though brings no commerce. Lal's Pact get us some and Morgan's Treaty
1 EC total on our side, though Morgan gets much more. This is good side of being Morgan.

2157
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on August 23, 2015, 07:40:18 PM
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2158
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on September 05, 2015, 12:09:43 AM
Trip No. 1 - The Great Lakes
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2159
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 05, 2015, 12:28:44 AM
;popcorn

;b; ;b;
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on September 06, 2015, 06:59:32 PM
Trip No. 2 - Monsoon Jungle
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2159
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on September 12, 2015, 03:43:20 PM
Trip No. 3 - Sunny Mesa

VACATIONS 2159

YOUR TRIP No. 3

Did you know, that we already know Planet well enough
in order to find many good places for great holidays?
Where do you want to go this year?

Sunny Mesa is located in the eastern part of Gaian territory.
Already colonized with thriving large base of Greenhouse Gate,
yet this does not mean, that it is your family weekend picnic plce.
For those of you, who desire a little more adrenaline trips, possibilities are there.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbMHVPUUw2cFktY1k)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbVncwWG5JU0VjYnc)

Do you feel like just hiking on rocky trails?

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbUE9tMENaWXdHdUE)

... rock climbing?

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbWlplbmlVUlY3UGM)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbd29qd1RlS2RSbk0)

There are still wild, uninhabited areas on Sunny Mesa.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbRGVTUU93VU1mX1E)

And a very beautiful river, that finds its way down the northern mesa slopes.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbRzdFeVo1U195dG8)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbVW1LS0dIQ0l4Vzg)

And if you worry about your safety...
No need to!
Every trip is guarded by our professional security teams.
With Spartan backround and mercenary experience in factions like
Morgan Industries or Peacekeeping Forces.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbMS05Y3lpZ1V1SUU)

2159
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on November 23, 2015, 09:37:03 PM
Trip No. 4 - Summer Forest

VACATIONS 2159

YOUR TRIP No. 4

Did you know, that we already know Planet well enough
in order to find many good places for great holidays?
Where do you want to go this year?

Summer Forest is located between Gaia's Landing and Last Rose of Summer.
This great place for hiking with whole families is often omitted.
Gaians prefer to visit "more interesting" places recently.
Sadly, one can think, that they must be loosing Gaian spirit!

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbNWFXcDlTU3FtTkk)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B8Q6s6tA4mcbNF9tTWR5QVdXLUE)

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2159
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on May 19, 2018, 12:43:28 PM
Trip No. 5 - Gaia's Landing Beaches

VACATIONS 2159

YOUR TRIP No. 5

What if you cannot travel? And you live in Gaia's Landing base region?
How about spending quality time on numerous and beautiful beaches,
that can be found right to the south, near the base.

Alpha Centauri stars light may not be the same as Sun light on Earth,
but now you have two suns to enjoy them!

No mindworms activity detected in years!!!


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1IZC6D2Rwm4HEpJvlhHZ0Vm94uyXYrW_P)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1dj45ji5p3XlHo00RNJAWIzuJGmbjCo7u)

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2159
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on May 26, 2018, 09:40:40 AM
Trip No. 6 - The Flowers Preach Fishing

VACATIONS 2159

YOUR TRIP No. 6

For all you Ocean Loving Gaians.
The best place to catch your next healthy meal is off coast
of The Flowers Preach.

Schedule your trip with the local fishermen through our agency.

Risks are present!!! Not resposible for accidents while on sea!

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1WTg8mZZ7glvDttqTnSJq9QAaxD52m725)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1sG2gtWiK10r-7j-p1Wo6-O1lhLWacHnX)

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2159
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 18, 2018, 12:14:16 AM
MY 2160

It is time to attend Social Sciences Center and meet with its librarians and thinkers.
Have your brains got anything interesting recently???

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1bE-Otjmq6K2f81id40g77bxJP-fkDsOU)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1SAGRcd9FPlT0-FMjjG-Kn4kUBRZis3aJ)


Gaians create two more unit types: one civilian and one military school type:
Police - they are trained in non-leathal methods of crowd control.
Cadets - are graduates of new military schools. Real proto-soldiers. Uniforms no longer look like scarecrow rags on these Gaians!


There is new aim for thinkers, something that makes them happy again: Empathy for Planet training.
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 18, 2018, 08:30:12 PM

Relax
Relax!
Relax!!!
!!! !!! !!! R E L A X !!! !!! !!!
!!! !!! !!! R E E E E E E L A A A A A A A A X !!! !!! !!!


b
b
b
be
be!
BE !!!
!!! BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!



(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1D_LoCJBHbyL_Dnn0g0d5pDPMP0ztfXPB)


em
emmmmmmmmmmmm
eeeeeeeeeeeeee mmmmmmmmmmm
empa empa empa empa
EMPA !!!
EMPATHI empathiiiiiii
E M P A T I I I I C


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1hHtoQewbf6Dt6xNOngmVJwxlPLM7gnrW)


be empathic  ;b; :)

be empathic ;b;  ;rotflmao
be empathic ;b; :P

BEEE EMMMMMPATHIC !!!



(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=14wRSXpaQVr5C6x-LG_nEXTLOWYWmaIfe)


for ...
for .......
for
FOR gaia
FOR GAIA !!!


for chiron
forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr C H I R O N !!!


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1u6y3POfEoOjM-cg1Zv3C_zeryaysc4Gf)

Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 18, 2018, 08:34:54 PM
Ayahuasca - Blueberry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxtkoE-HV-k#)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 18, 2018, 08:51:59 PM
Chiron 2160


Sorry... No sorry!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgDwVSw3O7w#)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 18, 2018, 09:30:31 PM
Meanwhile ...

North of Gaia's Landing
On Spartan continent.

This night will not be quiet.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1yBlEaClh10D9e5VJngSVudtWp6Y1yNPJ)


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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 18, 2018, 09:55:00 PM

Will Fort Survivalist survive?


Will it?


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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 21, 2018, 01:28:23 AM
Lady Deirdre, Santiago is calling on channel 4. Should I put her through?
So fast? Santiago is a smart person.
Yes, I will talk to her.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=13cIbNGM_HnH0kQ7GwLdpSQWENKqds472)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1EI-togdpJnMctvMCnAqxq8CAq75rVGZc)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1JlyWRoYS_oCefwbVW5YZpx5fV_kDtCPW)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1gKR4kdosLanOwD1NQESnHg7Ty0X4Vpy7)

Still proud, but Santiago is real survivalist. She knew, I would sign truce. This will give Spartans time to regroup and save her military for counter-strike.
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 21, 2018, 03:06:24 AM
Time to call Pravin Lal, and get some update.

- Yes, Lady?
* Contact Peacekeeper Headquarters on channel 6, please.
- Right away, Lady!



(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1gss5-yJeULC9jWAj7WE8jTsNPUvD43hU)

30 energy credits? I will not pass this opportunity. It is quite a lot for Gaians at the moment.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1R-M6_nLm2vYoH3fcEP-yshbWlSdtA0mH)

Hmmm. No, you will need to compensate in some way for this kind of information.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1ze3Em1f7_osty_0GMpX_4tj_QWwWRT7q)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=18lkc-VtVnS8LNdFqJSYfz6wB41KEvs8i)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1IrLKU5Sr6ICklggJD-2UazvS_GgxL6cp)

What a year. Gaians conquer a Spartan base. Truce is signed. Gaian Luck!!!
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 21, 2018, 11:55:18 PM

MY 2161

Greenhouse Gate Area Defense Patrol
North of Sunny Mesa


Agan had little sleep this night. He was not completely awake for sure. After late evening guard duty at their last stop, he was hoping for at least 5 hours of quiet regenerative sleep. However, after only two hours, unit commander received a message about mindworm boil at the Mesa River estuary. It was spotted by Unity Scout Rover returning from the north, recent cartography mission. Orders were to catch any mindworms, that were docile enough to be controlled. If not, they were to be destroyed immediately and planetpearls harvested.

Thus now, for over 4 hours they were driving east. Sun, alpha, already was several degrees above horizon, so it was difficult to observe in the direction they were going. One more hill and in the distance they saw sea bay. The one, that had in its vicinity one of these alien monuments. The Unity Scout Rover was waiting there. Agan have heard, that its "healing" abilities were amazing. He wanted to try this some day.

There it was, the larval mass. The commander ordered to stop.
The commlink squawked with the commander voice.
"Agan, can you see it?"
"Give me a minute more. I have trouble with the alpha sun."
These mindworms were not very mature. Easy cake, he thought.
"Ok, this is hardly mature boil. I think standard attack should be enough. We can go."

Armoured rovers formed an attack formation. Prep of guns and flame throwers took only 20 seconds. This unit was experienced. Agan pitied the planet, they were definitely hurting it. He wondered, if there will be the day, when it will be no longer such a weakling.

* * *

Meanwhile in University Base
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* Lady, there is a message from Sunny Mesa, the Unity Scout Rover reports about attack on mindworm boil by base defensive.
- Ok, put them...
* Wait, Lady. I got also a message on channel 3. It's Zakharov. It says extremely urgent.
- Ok, put Zakharov first.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1nLfSW5fGUd01rtQddiuCaDjI_G4ibI9G)

- So, is it connected?
* Yes. You do not receive it?
- No.
* ... Sorry, Lady. I do not see anything more on University channel.
- Strange.
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 22, 2018, 12:16:42 PM

Lieutenant Athelgan was sitting on a stone, one of many, that were forming some kind of a symbol surounding alien monolith. Facing west he was watching defensive patrol in a distance of over 15 kilometers through binoculars attacking mindworm boil in the river estuary. His crew made a firecamp near the monolith wall. A stop near the monolith was always most wanted experience. After several of months driving wild regions to the north, he needed it. That feeling of tingling of recuperating body. It was quite strong, so really were they so much exhausted?


The attack looked like a standard one, the rovers were spread with distance of at least 100 meters to minimize psi coupling in case of trouble. Reaching the boil edge, rovers got "attached" to them yellow smudges of fire. Now mindworms were burning. Athelgan was no trancer, he felt nothing. No connection to the planet, although being a scout and explore Chiron was his childhood dream. Speeders were getting deeper into the boil, but one of them stopped its flame thrower. Why? It then stopped. After few secconds violently started with a turn of 90 degrees left. Then started to spit flames again. Although in all directions. Panic? One of the other rovers got hit in an unlacky way, cause quickly caught fire. Its crew left the rover and with hand-held flame throwers seemed to be puzzeled what to do next.


Athelgan got to his feet and walked to their vehicle, the Earth made "unity" rover, scouting version, enhanced for rough terrain. It was bigger than most of the Gaian Chiron made models, and it was equipped with quite a number of additional gadgets. He checked on motion scanner if anything bothering was in their proximity. Scanner showed nothing and was sending reassuring prompt-ok beeps. He turned radio on and tuned in to the military freequency, the one the attacking rover defensive unity would be on.


"...static... regroup to ... could you ... static ... repeat... got them, goth them! ...."
Monolith is affecting received signal? He turned boost on.
" I repeat, stop advancing. Retreat to starting position. Do not approach other vehicles. Do not fire on our rovers. I repeat, retreat to starting position. Do not fire on our rovers..."


This was not looking good. Athelgan took binoculars and again took a look at the battlefield. Another rover was on fire. Three rovers now were flame-throwing everywhere around them. This needed action immediately. He called the crew, the fire camp was over. Red alert. And he needs to contact The Exploration Command.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1od_qJAJrvFLkWvdLgDhqYl4QLTUlMUov)


* * *


Meanwhile in University Base
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* * *


* Lady Deirdre, we have one of our scouting units north of Greenhouse Gate on line. There is a trouble with the defensive rover unit, their attack on mindworm boil went awry. The scouts can hit the boil from the opposite direction. Should they proceed?
- What are their odds?
* They report around 70% of success.
- Yes, proceed. Please keep me informed about the attack.


Minutes of uncertainty. Will they get a human-controlled mindworm boil this time? Unlikely, if the defensive unit failed, this will not happen.


* Lady, I have urgent message from University Base. Should I put it through?
- Yes.
Finally, Zakharov probably solved his connection problems. Being so busy with generating science for their new human colony on this planet must have its impact on everyday life matters, like communication.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1nLfSW5fGUd01rtQddiuCaDjI_G4ibI9G)


- ...
- ...
- So? have you connected the channel?
* Yes, Lady. You do not receive it?
- No.
* ... Sorry, Lady. I do not see anything more on University channel.
- Strange... Or is it?
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 26, 2018, 03:20:26 PM

Unity Scout Rover, commanded by Lieutenant Athelgan, rolled down the monlith hill. They were going towards sea bay, where rock formations were scarce and they could reach battlefield faster. The battle plan was to attack mindworm boil from behind, systematically burn them, while mindworms were focused on human unit on the other boil side. Athelgan trusted his estimate, he had already experience with mindworms and dealt with worse boils.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=15DfxBTuFt0ODyNZqDL-Aws68xpklaqKc)


Only three minutes into the attack, when the flamethrower did not even manage to heat enough to start high intesity cooler, he felt, that something is not as expected. He felt very anxious, much more anxious than usually. What about the crew? Gunner was still shooting, but now he seemed to avoid large concentration spots of mindworms. As if he did not want to harm them.
- "We're loosing focus! Hit the mindworms!" He shouted to the intercom.
And then their rover stopped.
- "This is Athelgan. Resume the attack!" No reaction from the crew. Athelgan looked at the rover monitors. They all seemed to behave ok, no signs of panic.
- "Resume the attack!" Athelgan repeated.
The driver moved, released seatbelts and reached to the entrance hatch lock. Several seconds later Athelgan watched him on exterior cameras, walking around the rover and watching the boil, without any special expression on his face. Hypnosis? Is he somehow hypnotically controlled into non-aggressive behaviour? Mindworms were not acting like this. This is strange and something new. Soon the gunner and the mechanic left the rover too. Mindworms were approaching, they reached the driver and were now crawling on his body.


Athelgan could not stay inside the vehicle. He took hand-held flamethrower and left. His crew was already taken over by mindworms. None of them will survive. He looked to the west, Defensive Rovers, that were attacked by the boil, were less than a kilometer now from his position. Smoke was slowly rising from several of them in gentle breeze from the bay. He started to walk there. Athelgan felt no panic, interesting. Was it some kind of mind control? Mindworms were all around him, but were crawling lazily, as if they did not notice him or were not considering him a threat. That was correct, Athelgan felt no need to attack them any more. His Unity Scout Rover lost and now he was a mere observer.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1gZXRRKhtPVt1fmH1vhUty6cXp7eVNt7h)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 26, 2018, 03:44:41 PM

Meanwhile in University Base
(click to show/hide)
* * *

* Lady Deirdre, there are important reports regarding Human Hive and Morgan Industries.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1R5Te3Szf2OnZ1fUrGcUk5zAwWCnHAQSX)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1-6EHw5yv6VE801zfhTDt_C8L9RMlEOyI)

* Lady, I have also an urgent message from University Base. Should I put it through?
- Yes.

So what is it this time, Zakharov?

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1nLfSW5fGUd01rtQddiuCaDjI_G4ibI9G)

- ...
- ...
- So? have you connected the channel?
* Yes, Lady. You do not receive it?
- No.
* ... Sorry, Lady. I do not see anything more on University channel.
- Hmmm ...
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on December 26, 2018, 05:05:53 PM

Thegan was happy with what his transfer to GreenhouseGate Base brought him. Service in Scout Patrol. They were main base defense, no much work in the terrain, he preferred this way. Sightseeing of Chiron was not his favourite occupation. He liked evenings in the base, the life was good here. Far away from Gaian crowdy core territory. Suny Mesa was not troubled by events from Gaian Headquarters. Except for this New Year, 2162. What seemed to be Great Fun of New Year's Eve, turned into Great Disapointment. Three hours before 2162 hit Greenhouse Gate, the order came of immediate march out. To the North in Mesa River estuary, there was a mindworm boil, spoted to be weak, so time was an important factor, if they hurry, it will be easily destroyed.


They dropped everything they were doing, and after 35 minuts they had the base behind them and were marching along rocky trail towards Mesa River. However, Thegan was no longer that happy with the job. When they completed arming themselves, he have heard from one of the officers unofficial part of the order. The boil destroyed already two Gaian Rover units.


* * *


Next day as the alpha sun was setting, they noticed something in front of them, a human walking south from the estuary direction. When they met, they surrounded him. Armed with hand-held flamethrower, dressed in Scout Exploration Corps uniform, he was smiling. Not reacting to their presence, apart from stopping when troopers blocked his way.
- "Who are you, scout?" Commander asked him. He did not reply. Then Commander slowly approached him and carefully pulled out his name-tag.
Lieutenant Athelgan, Second Unity Scout unit.
- "Lieutenant, can you tell us what happened?" Silence, no reaction. Smiling the same. His eyes were focused on something behind surrounding him troopers.
- "Maybe he is infected?"
- "No, infected do not behave like this."
- "What do we do, Commander?"
Commander clearly was uncertain, what to do. They could not leave Athelgan alone. It was not good to split the unit before attacking the mindworm boil, every man counted. And the Lieutenant could be dangerous, although most likely not infected. There was no other choice though.
- "You and you will escort him back to base. Be careful, he may be dangerous."


* * *


They camped till late morning, then started towards the bay along Mesa River. Around noon on the second day of 2162, they formed an attack line and started cleaning the terrain from clearly exhausted mindworms. "So, this is how it looks like, when the worms are barely alive." Thegan thought. Maybe it is not that bad to serve in Scout Patrol.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1imHbMk3taIqjntalcmwLGN3UUFlOMEgQ)

Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 01, 2019, 08:25:09 PM

Ocean.
Endless container of treasures.
"The sea is everything..."
Money Energy floating around everywhere!
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 01, 2019, 08:38:39 PM

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1eEIWbONurR5TsB4EpKue2Qd4oAN1pvly)

Too late, Provost. Too late!

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1A587qU8Hzq8brS8I-MZugLsNce3QJkok)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqUR3KtWbTk#)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1IvO5nAd2jut5cjpDJHWH8mk9sL1W_JKr)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJlPr2KHSFo#)

Meanwhile in University Base
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 02, 2019, 12:30:56 AM

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1p8OGmeXHQVUnSdIpXozBp9qP2iUsi2gw)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1ieogfN_MfzWplg81V6x9Tld9i8NGBOiO)

...
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 02, 2019, 12:35:22 AM

Update of maps with Peacekeepers. Zakharov territory is now visible to Gaians.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1G0Yt_OK1FRHruW564xymotMbS90UCD0h)


Gaians invest in their future.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1nR-ooY-d5UuaoKmZ8k0M3zF0Es1Ia-NK)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 02, 2019, 12:53:52 AM

MY 2164


Chiron oceans and seas are not to be trifled with...


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Lz34Xo9qTD3o0tUNOgh0r77MamCxBU_f)


Riding the waves.


Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hf_XkgE1d0#)


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1mFwtwqmwfZsDlaUkJdNO4bDZjB0nkN3L)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 02, 2019, 01:01:59 AM

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OPc7MRm4Y8#)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fgXawXgRmp_le0u1yEebYEzoHZCLi6I5)

... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrHMBletjXg#)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1vk2Zj_h8Oa1LdLL2BYuuytLGygoB9Yvu)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 03, 2019, 11:07:04 PM

Morganites have 4 bases, its total population is 12.
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1APuARSoxfXdD9YZItZDSKM0pH8R7LFpf)

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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 03, 2019, 11:19:20 PM

Blessings of UNS Unity spaceship.
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Xk-Jry9mq45Z0n1UCZuGBQCOiMEjIptK)


Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1IO-TXi5C0&t=456s#)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 03, 2019, 11:24:37 PM

Pollution kicks in.
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=11dCgB-VgLmuux2aOZcU7sBqvLA4MsszH)


Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuOJUHoFOII#)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 04, 2019, 11:04:54 PM

MY 2165

Gaians get into bussiness of deep mining. Is it environmental protection? Or it is environmental negligence, falsified reports about environmental impact of the boreholes.

* * * Listen to part of the report (http://drive.google.com/open?id=16NBfb4xQZq4lRjPetjJtFRtiHoNVOyZF) * * *

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1B9ltMUC7WiucM5n6fdxGrsQytZEM3Knl)

Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 04, 2019, 11:17:43 PM

Planning a new base on Spartan continent, or actually Spartan-Morgan-...
When in truce, still it is possible to push their border and have starting point on the offensive against Sparta Command.
Santiago will not be happy.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=15dmBHo3ezVC7h8n0jEvo0b3HTHh_BY9Z)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 05, 2019, 03:39:15 PM

MY 2167
Barely alive. Gaian transport ship survives the attack. Damages are severe and this vessel will be in repairs for long time.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1g4RmT2kkD8CXfigih1Rt4FNBbQ_yQvso)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 05, 2019, 04:04:17 PM

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
Matthew 7:7, Bible, New International Version

* * *

"Mediate and you will find the agreement; search for compromise and you will find it; call for negotiations and they will be arranged for you."
Matthew 7:7, Bible, Peacekeeper Second Edition

* * *

"Protest eco-damage and you will decrease pollution; seek for polluters and you will find these criminals; attack polluting industries and they will cease to cause eco-damage."
Matthew 7:7, Bible, Gaian Acolytes Version

* * *

"Apply for a loan and you will receive it; seek for best loan rates and you will find them; refinance and you will save your hard-earned currency."
Matthew 7:7, Bible, New Morganite(TM) Version

* * *

* Lady, there is a message from Pravin Lal, he sends another application for a loan.
... Not again!!!
- Ok, put him  through.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1iUw1OvsUl6yDMfUMHjYj-HrdcXvL4b2A)

- Lal, now, that we have this loan matter behind. I have a question. You have that nice base in a location I would be interested in, UN Commerce Committee. What price you would place on it?
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 05, 2019, 08:21:24 PM

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1r-rtofGJjRoHg_Xq7DgMgUe1DykBjZTd)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1IA_ptce0E_kNb8drzE9ytAqs1y4izXBQ)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1JS_k1PVQjHHkwaRDZqLiq1VLZ1sOa6DF)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1WZRI4sDNsvsZi34tPKIX9y_SCcBsnl0F)

Santiago! You hypocrite! You complain about my colony pod, while you armed synth troops occupy Gaian monolith!
Just not far to the west of it.

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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 05, 2019, 08:36:32 PM

MY 2168

Planet strikes Back.
Who would thought, that a single unity pod dropped in this fungal field would cause so much rage. Luckily, the investigation was led by a mindworm unit.

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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 06, 2019, 02:11:54 PM

MY 2169


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1iiM8Jpc0tO6Gk5YJLYUAXoP-SYC5effn)


The Command Nexus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UvnGFEE7Qw#)


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1BehJgJTBY8vrUMfmCOU2N8MZrM8MD17J)


Gaian Secret Projects are speeding up. Two more started
* The Empath Guild
* The Planetary Transit System
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 06, 2019, 03:03:51 PM

A research breakthrough!

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1f_XfuOQHvBsu9-dYPKf5muuDnd9tKVl-)

... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSkE9eElFtA#)

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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 06, 2019, 03:36:43 PM
Gaians do not follow GREEN economy!
Gaian Daily, MY 2169

A new scandal erupts in Gaia's Landing. Opposition to Lady Deirdre government protests, as she fails to follow GREEN economy. "Still in PLANNED economy?" asks one of the protesters. "what is going on? Have we submitted our sovereignty to Yang?" More and more Gaian citizens question Lady Deirdre as the leader. Is she under some influence?

We asked Green Front representative to comment on the situation. Asked for her opinion in particular about Lady Deirdre mental condition, she replied: "I start to think, she acts as if she was playing some kind of a game. A strategy game, and nothing except winning and the score counts for her. Certainly, Chiron is not on top of the importance list." 
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 07, 2019, 10:30:22 PM

MY 2169 Laboratories


Selecting Cyberethics as the next technology. Gaians are leading in research, so Planetary Datalinks seem not crucial, but denial is very much worth attempting to complete this SP.
As so far, Gaians have all of them. Just luck!


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=12HO2BLRvJn8OiGnV7F3utMmzgqI8JZyE)


However, what is more interesting, is that Morganites are 8 turns from getting Gene Splicing. It is nutrients boost. If Morgan refuses to trade it, a probe team will attempt to get this tech.


Spartans are 12 turns from Neural Grafting. A very important technology, two unit abilities, and it is leading to copters. Similarly as in Gene Splicing case, Spartans will have to provide this technology to Gaians, willingly or not.


Peacekeepers are researching, slowly... slowly..... slowly....... Centauri Ecology. Lal is really underperforming.
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 07, 2019, 10:37:28 PM

Location of Manifold Nexus is discovered.
It is far away from Gaian border. A base South-East from Greenhouse Gate, just right to that small bay will get it covered. Probably around 10 mission years from now.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=13Y9lbGoJ_GqY9KUpjzQHPTujoDcMSfeR)


Typical odds when a mindworms attack native boil, 4:2.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1kAOH05VbhGPvSw7khUNvrjJF16lCFDVo)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 08, 2019, 06:39:56 PM

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1bAP-RoOtb5vLX3hjO4tZiKW35-Ai39jK)

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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 08, 2019, 07:49:11 PM

South from Gaian territory, the first contact after planetfall with Believers. This is the sixth and the last faction, so Gaians have all the commlinks.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1MaNbXAwBaTLaBkSOb6fG9pBP5RbZmdD2)


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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Geo on January 09, 2019, 12:36:05 PM
A pity he won't talk. ;)
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 09, 2019, 06:31:44 PM

Plasma steel armor (3) and nerve gas pods. The first is very much needed, but gasing people on Chiron is not something Deirdre would want to do.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=16Abwt7ehaLF8k9QZaZ85qH--_iC_XF_V)


MY 2171


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1nieGSGC__a54TohZ6XP_ZpkU2uYYgvpF)


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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 09, 2019, 11:45:35 PM

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1FXFyedpEXqSQbBa7w_hsD7rI7oOqKamx)


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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 14, 2019, 10:33:14 PM

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1N4Kv67hHY2R2Hn8LG504X9sVQ42ReUaj)


No, this technology is not worth your map.
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 14, 2019, 10:42:50 PM

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fXHsP-3G3Aa_4Zvum2hmSx6Df5k_M1-4)


Wanting weapons, Yang... No way. Not wishing for a conflict with The Hive soon.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Sj_EBmmYk3IjAFZXB0WadJytsAEwfqdU)
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1saQS4Ix5lR8azrCtEGZhEIYsPRFXmK0B)


And this is how we get fast transport of severely injured Unity Rover to Memory of Earth. Command Center will repair it quickly.
Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 14, 2019, 10:54:23 PM

And time to take a look at remaining factions. Hive first.

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1PmAysnPG-dvEB-_hbcgertCXeoFFuvqZ)
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Title: Re: Gaian Luck - AAR
Post by: Mart on January 15, 2019, 06:04:17 AM

University of Planet.
Running Democratic and Planned.


(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1UVU_HOm3nMw4XOaWoOdDedPWpOkH3Yci)
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