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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2015, 02:01:28 pm »
Kilysa: "Yes there were a few incidents that happened a few centuries before I was born, but the process has been perfected for our biology, but as anything there are limits & boundaries. Ah they were tapping into the very beginnings of telepathy fascinating. No your not ranting at all , other then being a Queen my specialty is science & engineering, in fact it was I that invented the integration of a mechanical system with our organic ships. Not a problem I wouldnt want you to become exhausted out here. I well have patience & understanding for them. Oh no thats just a battleship, our hive carriers are the largest, the newer ones will be around 8 - 10 times the length of a battle ship once the rest of my brood is finished building. But yes lets get you all inside, Ill send a few soldier drones with you to collect your vessel if thats alright.

As Kilysa was speaking several soldier drones ran up on either side behind her looking at Myranda for approval.

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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2015, 03:23:41 pm »
Myranda looked at the soldiers and back to Kilysa "Actually my princess, I'll order them to come here themselves; they're just behind these hills and our hydropneymatic transporter functions perfectly, no need to burden your brood with such dealings" myranda opened her communicator "All crew report at the landing area of the Formic spaceship"
"Now, where was I? ah, of course! I'm glad to hear that you're also interested in mechanics, actually, telepathy was the least that the masks could do; the myths tell of powers unimagineable to mortals; the power to materialise thoughts in space and time, travelling merely through the power of mind ~ If only we had saved a single fraction of that technology..." sighed Myranda, with some short of ambitious gleam in her eyes and continued; "Nevertheless, the Taggaren dynasty used this form of technology as well as the Tube Energy not for the good of our species but for their own personal success. Not many things have changed since then to be honest...  ...You said that's a battleship right? It looks short of like a Shyrite Assault Corvette, size-wise, I do like the patterns on it   ...they oddly seem quite familiar"


As Myranda and Kilysa were speaking, the Ghashyr crew showed up clad in full armour and bearing the banner of House Martael, Thiror Askranlach walked first towards the two, bumped his heart with his fist and raised his helmet "Salutations Captain, I Decarx(Lieutenant) Thiror Askranlach and the crew of Asalya are answering your call" and the whole crew proceeded to salute Myranda and Kilysa, slightly shocked that they were standing so close to an alien species, but also bound by military tradition to remain calm.
Myranda quickly turned towards her crew "At ease crew, these species are called the Formics, this is honorable Princess Kilysa and her brood you have before you, they come from far away, so treat them with respect" Myranda quickly focused on Kilysa "This is my crew Kilysa, they are; Thiror Askranlach - second in command, Alina Orgon - communications technician, Rosdax Amys - engineer."

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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2015, 12:48:36 am »
all but 4 soldiers run back into the ship to feed.

Kilysa: "Very well, intersting, my mother told me of master & secret level psionic abilities but Ive never heard of materializing thoughts & psionic travel, I assume it would be a form of teleportation, do not fret, im certain that your species can unlock such things once again. Taggaren Dynasty, I got the sense from Ator that these houses are all seeking to conquer the others in some way or fashion. Yes it is, that is incredible indeed, that design is based of the first Formic space vessel, I would like to see your species ships some time."

Kilysa, the Hive Guardians, & soldier drones all look at Myranda's crew.

Kilysa: "Good evening......."

Kilysa stopped suddenly, the Hive Guardians & soldiers moved closer in a concerned protective manner as she looked up in the sky for a few moments before addressing Myranda & her crew.

Kilysa: "Forgive me, something terrible is going on in the galaxy, my mother is sending one of my eldest sisters to accompany me, she will be here very soon. but ill explain later, it is very nice meeting you Thiror, Alina, & Rosdax."

Kilysa & the other Formics with her bow slightly. "Well lets go eat & relax so we can talk more"

Kilysa lead everyone to a port in the side of the ship, the inside of the ship looked similar to a chain of underground caverns & chambers made of a some what soft bark like organic material with 30 cm oval carpel like structures growing on the ceiling glowing with a bright firefly like light. A few machanical components could be seen here & there but they seemed more like add ons. When everyone walked into the feeding chamber they would see various alien trees, grass, other vegetation, & a lake in the middle of the chamber. Various drones & larvae could be seen eating various fruits & vegetation.  Kilysa lead everyone to more secluded section with large leaves in a circles, each with Fruit from the tree outside, fruit & vegi's from the ship, & fish from the lake. Kilysa sat & waited for everyone to start eating before she started.

Kilysa: "If you prefer to have the fish & vegetation heated & spiced just let me know"   

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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2015, 08:04:32 pm »
Myranda's crew slightly confused by Kilysa's telepathic "Good evening" saluted once more and bowed while Alina muttered to Thiror "I hope they won't carry us to their ant colony like seeds", Thiror rolled his eyes "Don't be ridiculous, we have a case of imported aliens in our system, this mission is import-ant".
Captain Myranda who could hear her crew facepalmed pretty hard "Ok enough with your antics ...err, nuisance I mean... be quiet, or you'll end up as guards in the Arsaz mines of Jodax II."
The Captain turned to Kilysa "Sorry about that, they're young cadets all of them. I hope this disturbance you felt in the cosmos doesn't affect your kin, I'd be very glad to meet your sister."

She agreed to Kilysa's proposal of going inside and then started walking along Kilysa and into the peculiar alien spacehip, following her to the eating chamber "This spaceship...  you Formics must have a very strong binding with nature! And yes, I'd like to try the fish spiced, my homeplanet, Doth, is famous for its spices so it would be quite bad for our reputation if I didn't" said Myranda jokingly. "Now, let's continue where we left off; Yes, it was some short of teleportation, hence the Taggarens could be everywhere they wanted whenever they wanted  ...it was quite bad for their enemies. As for our 'Houses' your observation couldn't be more accurate, the Taggarens were tyrants but they ruled in peace - when their dynasty fell  some thousand years ago, noble families started fighting for the throne of the Empire and kept doing so up until recent times, as of now we have had peace for about 50 years under the Valxaryens, but this peace is not going to last any longer. By the way; what does your name mean, Kilysa? Mine means Queen-Luck from Myra(queen) and Aneda(luck)"

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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2015, 01:39:48 am »
Kilysa: "I am not certain if it will just yet, but yea Rokarr is nice but shes a bit old school if you will, by the way what is an ant? I assure you I dont mind humanoid jokes, in fact I quite enjoy them, I giggled to myself with the thought of having you all wrapped in leaves like new born hatchlings are sometimes after hearing your joke."
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As everyone talked a large siege drone & several worker drones walked up. The workers collected the raw fish & wrapped them in individually with medium sized leaves. Half were wrapped with chunks of a fruit that was like a cross between a mango & Dragon Fruit. The other half was wrapped  with a sort of herb that gives a sweet & spicy flavor. the wrapped fish were placed in a line in front of the siege drone, sparking a constant medium flame from its mouth the siege drone went over each fish for a few moments letting the leaves catch a small flame which slowly spread around the wrapped fish cooking it. As if a timer went off a worker would lightly pat each wrap putting the flame out. Then they put the wraps in 2 piles inside large leaves which were placed in the middle of were everyone sat.

Several formic larvae of various types & sizes from 40 cm to 1 m start crawling towards Kilysa & the visitors from one of the tree's close by. 

Kilysa: "Yes we naturally have a strong bond with nature other then our psionic's, Your history sounds similar to my own, many eons ago Formic Queens & their broods started fighting to the death each trying to dominate the others, this lasted for hundreds of years with powerful queens rising & eventually falling to a rival or there own daughter of mother, this was known as the Warring Queens Era. This lasted nearly several thousand years with various periods of truces which crumbled & fell each time a brood out grew its borders. This finally ended when a Queen managed to convince her first born daughter to form an alliance with her, together they eventually wiped out all other Queens & broods & conquer our home planet. I hope such does not happen with your Houses.  Ive never been asked that, it is some what complex & has several possible meanings as it pertains conditions surrounding my birth, several meanings are, the last war egg, stilness of the storm, & peace amongest strife."

Rokarr using psionic shield to mask her presence as she arrived above Remelax with 4 Battleships & 5 battle cruisers. She scanned the planet & surrounding area before dropping her psionic shield.   

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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2015, 12:00:56 pm »
"Ah, your sister is a Formic traditionalist? Us Martaels hold traditions and old manners in high esteem ...most of us at least" Myranda took out of her small sack a platinum device and opened it, suddenly pictures of Shyrite crawlers (ants) appeared "To answer your question; an ant is an insectoid animal native in Shyr, as well as in many of our colonial worlds, with an exosceleton that lives in large groups we call colonies, they're omnivorous and have queens   ...they also communicate through their antennas, so now you understand my crew's idiotic references and implications"
Myranda hands the device with the pictures to Kilysa;

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Myranda admired how synchronised the servants were and the abundance of food. "Your food preparation is almost mechanic, very impressive! As for our histories, it is expected from sentient beings to not be so different after all; we all have our faults, until the light gives us illumination! Your name's meanings sound as it is an important name  ...similar to our last Taggaren emperor who was known as the 'Dark Seed'."  A weird thought came to the Captain; "Tell me Kilysa, are there more intelligent species in the wideness of the Cosmos?"

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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2015, 12:12:24 am »
Kilysa: "Yes she is certainly a traditionalist, respect is highly valued, & joking is only used if everyone involved know each other well. That is quite the specimen, would it be possible to have a colony of these?"

As Kilysa hands the device back to Myranda the larvae arrive next to the Taurghans & start sniffing them as if trying to determine if they are food. Before they can get closer several worker drones came by & pick them up & take them back to the hatchling chamber.   

Kilysa: "Yes these are methods I learned from my best friends culture, but thank you, usually Formics eat everything raw but we have been adding a few new customs to our own culture lately.  This is only the 3rd time ive done this, I believe it is the best yet. Yes you are correct for the most part, the more civilizations Formic's encounter it seems many are similar. Yes, my name mostly comes from the fact that I am the last Queen my mother can give birth to, Formic Queens stop laying Queen eggs around age 1400. Yes, within the vast cosmos there are many sentient creatures, they perhaps are like the various houses you have to an extant, some are peaceful & civilazed, some aggressive & more war like, you very well will see the full range of sentient personalities."

Rokarr landed in 1 of her own battleships which is entirely organic. She walked into Kilysa's ship with 4 Hive Guardians & a Havoc drone. Walked up on the group she sat next to Kilysa in a more specific manner with her back perfectly straight & legs folded before addressing the visitors. (think of traditional Japanese sitting posture)

Rokarr: "Good day, Nice to meet you Myranda & your crew Thiror, Alina, & Rosdax." 

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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2015, 04:04:23 pm »
Myranda smiled upon hearing Rokarr's description "I'm sure your sister would love to have a chat with my lord   ...what you describe is practically Lord Ator when he's in good mood" taking back the projector device she added "We could arrange the capture and transfer of a colony of Shyrite crawlers for you to examine - I guess it is surprising to meet a species similar to yours so far away from your homeplanet"

- As Kilysa hands the device back to Myranda the larvae arrive next to the Taurghans & start sniffing them as if trying to determine if they are food. Before they can get closer several worker drones came by & pick them up & take them back to the hatchling chamber. -

Thiror turned with a half-worried, half-humorous look at Kilysa when the larvae started coming closer "With all due respect your highness -captain- and apologies for this intrusion to your discussion, but I think your offspring might consider us to be quite the tasty snack"

The captain told her lieutenant to remain calm and that they're just babies and returned to the discussion "That was a cute image I must say...   where was I? Of course! ..We used to eat raw food ourselves, although that was some 30'000 years ago, ever since it is considered more-or-less an exception rather than the rule, furthermore, most of our noble Homeworlder 'brethren', unlike us colonials, have abandoned eating fauna products since they consider it lowly. For the existence of other alien species, I must say I'm one of the few Ghashyr that will get to say 'I told you so' regarding that matter to my compatriots - I always thought that it is quite impossible for the galaxy to be just the playground for a single species, that suggestion always sounded quite obnoxious to my ears.
Myranda raised her eybrows after thinking about the age that Formics can reach "You said your mother, the Queen, is more than 1400 years old? Us Ghashyr roughly manage to surpass an ace and only very few have achieved, through scientific means and tremendous sacrifices, to merely reach the age of 500 years. As for sentient societies; I could imagine there are similarities with our various Houses' different philosophical approaches and different alien sentient cultures in general; sentience brings forth many similar societal structures and behavioural patterns, although I guess in some cases the similarities are a little bit harder to detect."
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Upon Rokarr's entrance Captain Myranda signaled her crew to stand alongside her and salute Rokarr "Good day to you too, I'm Myranda Lorinvax, Captain of House Martael and sworn paladin of the Ghashyr Empire, special envoy of the Ghashyr for this meeting of our two species by degree of my lord, Ator Martael. In behalf of my Lord, my Empress, my people and my crew; I'm most honoured by your presence and your sister's presence, Princess Rokarr"

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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2015, 10:12:21 pm »
Kilysa: "Yes I think Rokarr & Ator would enjoy a chat, ah excellent, yes it is surprising, in our home galaxy we found others that we added to our Swarm, originally there were only 4 types among us now theres over 15."

Kilysa turned & looked at her children for a moment & then at Thiror: "Yes I believe your right, I apologize, there at the age they want to taste & crawl on everything new they encounter, ill have they put in their chamber for now."   

Kilysa: "What separates a homeworker & colonial? are they different genetically? , We ourselves believed once that only hive mind species could be sentient, & anything else was merely a wild beast. Yes my mother is getting up in age, she's close to being a senior citizen. Im almost afraid one of my sisters will declare Agnortet sooner or later. oh my, so young, though I dont have room to talk im only 85 which is barely considered fully grown as far as Formic Queens are concerned. But I assure you there are races out there that out live Formics by large margins naturally or by scientific means, but there maybe methods to extend age. Yes you are correct, may I ask what your species may do with the knowledge they are not alone? & will this discovery elevate all of your status's? 

Rokarr: "Please sit, my sister shared with me what she has learned of you & your species, a word of advice if I may, your species should find a way to unite soon for there are many other species in this galaxy, some will be peaceful, others you will have to fight for a time, thus you will be much stronger united when this time comes. I would not be surprised if other houses have encountered other species & will use it to their advantage when the time comes."

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« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2015, 06:07:35 am »
Myranda smiled "I have had children myself, they can be trouble, but they're worth it" she then continued "Also, it's Homeworlder, not homeworker...  and no, we don't have many biological differences other than skin tone and muscle built - due to slight differences in gravity that the gravitational machinery didn't manage to eliminate - the differences are mainly cultural; they live in the homeworlds, namely Shyr and the first colonies, while we live in the far reaches of the empire and are not as attached to old notions of 'nations' and 'race' as much as they are. I'm 52 years old myself which is roughly considered our species prime age to start a family, we start aging around 80 years." the Captain stood and thought a little bit "They would propably seek to advance their houses' influence inside the empire through one way, or another, to be honest, ie; if you meet any Ymbrels expect them to ask you if you're interested in a loan from their bank. As for status, I'm not sure I could answer that, we know not what may come, only what comes."

The Captain quickly turned to Rokarr "Well princess, we are united; House Martael is a tributary vassal of Empress Myrsa and therefore every vassal of Martael is a subject of hers as well, the same goes for every other house. It's only that we don't actually like each other that much, which is to be expected considering her kin destroyed House Martael's homeplanet as well as many of its tributary planets, including the one we're standing on. But yes, you're right, if what you say is true, petty internal politics should not stand in the way of our species' wellbeing, though do not fret; we have our secret weapons to keep us from harm"

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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2015, 11:45:19 pm »
Kilysa: "ah Homeworlder, forgive me, I take it Ymbrels like increasing financial gain, they would not like Formic society as our money system is only to trade with other species as we do not use money, well I hope what ever comes is good."

Rokarr: "Formics know what its like to loose your home world, ah very good, I assume you will start terra-forming operations to revitalize your plants?"

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« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2015, 05:49:44 pm »
Myranda to Kilysa: "We use don't use money either, most of our transactions happen through Arsazezyn bonds and yes, I hope so as well."
The captain hastily turned to Rokarr "I'm sorry to hear that princess Rokarr, may you find a honest revenge. As for terraforming, we have started already a process in several planets, including Remelax, but it is rather slow  ...as you can see the unstable temperature and the sudden Firestorms deem Remelax uninhabitable for Ghashyr at the moment"
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Rosdax, the up until now silent and serious engineer turned with an almost frozen look in his whited-out eyes at Kilysa.
Suddenly, a voice spoke directly to kilysa's mind while the time around her seemed to have frozen and a shadowy black figure of a short, masked Ghashyr took form right infront of her.
"Salutations Queen-daughter Kilysa and welcome to my realm, I honestly see forward to our peoples' friendship, despite you and your sister disregarded the courtesy of meeting and paying respects to your actual host and instead chose to mingle with the servants of the house; I'm Empress Myrsa Valxaryen of the Lightbringing Empire of the Seed of Shyr, nineteenth of my name. I apologise; don't be alert by this intrusion of your conciousness, although I guess a telepathic species like yours would consider this normal - Using a power mask was the only way I could directly contact you without alerting one of my vassals which sought to use you as yet another weapon in their arsenal. I have been notified of everything that happened on Remelax up until this moment and I will be glad, of course, to hear whatever more you have to say when you come to planet Shyr, the birthplace of our species and the most appropriate place to begin the establishment of relations between your people and mine. By all means feel free to retain relations with my subjects of House Martael, but I'd consider it more sound if you prefered to enact relations with the head of the whole species instead. Do not attempt to contact me until you reach the outskirts of Shyr, when you do, you will be asked for a codename - This form of telepathy I am using, encompasses completely different means of reaching the recipient in contrast to your naturally gifted, and might I add impressive, telepathic powers. A subject we may as well discuss in person    ...among other more important subjects."
*Kilysa receives coordinations to planet Shyr and the codename "Somandraqish"*

(OOC; Sorry for the late response; rl responsibilities.)

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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2015, 10:55:46 pm »
(OOC: No worries mate, alot has been happening on my end irl as well, in fact ill probably will be MIA for the next few days)

Rokarr: "Yes we did find vengeance & then some, yes I can imagine this planet is a tough one, although if you block the sun & focus on restoring the ozone first it may spend it up a bit."

Rokarr noticed the spike in psionic energy but drew no attention to it.

Kilysa spoke covertly to the new creature that appeared.

Kilysa to the Ghashyr Queen: "Good Day Empress Myrsa Valxaryen, I look forward to our friendship as well, I assure you we meant no disrespect, Yes it is very common to have sudden persons speaking to you, for this reason our consciousness is layered you could say, part of it is open to any while the rest is guarded. Ah so the Power Masks are not lost after all, not to worry I will not say anything to your servants, & we would never let ourselves be used as weapons in civil struggles. Yes I would very much like to see planet Shyr, my vessel will be fully operational in about a day & a half. Ill retain some relations with your subjects but ill have must of my relations with you of course, but our power to approve certain items is limited my mother will have to meet you, ill see if she can join me by the time my Vessel is ready. Alright I will arrive on the outskirts of Shyr when ready with the code name. Thank you, I find your technology fascinating, ive never come across such things that can induce psionic abilities. Yes im certain we will have much to discuss"

Kilysa sends the coordinates to her mom along with codename Somandraqish

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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2015, 07:37:59 am »
Myranda; "I'm glad to hear the destruction of your planet was avenged. Princess Rokarr, the case of Remelax is not that simple; the sudden temperature levels' rising and firestorms are the results of ancient Ghashyr technology ...they were caused by radioactive reactions in the aerial substances of the planet as means of planetary destruction -practically creating many little suns in the air of Remelax- we can minimise some of these reactions, but in general we have to wait for the radioactive reactions to stop"
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The shadowy figure of Myrsa raised her hands in a welcoming gesture "I see Kilysa, indeed it is not your fault for falling right into our internal ...disagreements, however I cannot guarantee that house Martael's behaviour will remain unpunished. Nevertheless, it is good to know you're open to negotiations and that you won't succumb to petty political plays.
Yes, the abilities granted by the mask impress even myself sometimes, but I'm afraid we'll have to continue this conversation later; I hope to see you again in Shyr, preferably along with your Queen-mother ...your sister is welcome as well if she wishes to come."

The shadow vanished and everything was back to normal, not many seemed to have noticed anything, apart from Rokarr and Kilysa.

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« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2015, 11:39:29 pm »
Rokarr to Myranda: "What if Formics could remove some if not all of the radiation causing the reactions?"
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Kilysa to Myrsa: "I do hope that Myranda & her crew were not intentionally involved in such actions against you, in which case perhaps they could be spared from your wrath, but if not I understand, since Formics are hiveminds, a Queen & her entire brood suffer penalties if actions are taken against the Empire. Yes negotiations will be good, im a scientist so I have no interest in politic's. Yes indeed I shall see you again, far well for now."   
 
Kilysa acts normally listening to Myranda & Rokarr while the Formic Queens speak secretly to each other.

Rokarr: "I assume that particular creature sitting their is psionic?"

Kilysa: "No, that was the Ghashyr Queen, seems some of their ancient tech is used secretly by the Queens house or perhaps just a select few including her, I know your specialty is in Tactics, whether it be War business or politics but I think we should stay neutral."

Rokarr: "Yes of course, I only wish to help them restore there home, guess im just sympathetic."

Kilysa: "Yes I am to."