Did I miss yesterday's update
? Sorry, yesterday was a "busy" day, was dragged to a performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" (Not broadway quality, but damn good), then I was linked to and downloaded the new "Dungeons: The Dragoning" roleplaying game. A real nice parody, they say, and time consuming.
Not to mention Spring Cleaning. (I coulda sworn I saw some actual grass today!)
Sorry for the missed update!
Yes, there is a C***-S***-ton of poison in the water, silverware, but it needs to be applied to a wound to hurt them. Should you evolve contact poison (which I believe Species B had a run-in with) then everything in this cloud would be pretty much dead-splat. But, you haven't. So, only the ones getting cut by your jets or sliced/burnt by Species B (The Kamira now) are getting affected. That's still almost a dozen or two a round, though, so deal with being a very effective death machine
And last round you started dealing with some of them non-lethally, but successfully.
You and the other Gork! feast on some more of the corpses dropping down, one Gork! at a time eating (+5 DNA), while the others keep firing, some in their broad beams to push through the midgets, others forgetting to use the broad beams and using narrow cutting beams to slice into the group. This turns out to be more effective than either tactic on it's own, and so you don't get upset. The big rocketing cell that has floated amongst you suddenly shouts out a word, "Kamira", which seems a pretty fitting name for it, and charges into the mass.
"Bre-Prrom! Bre-Prrom!" One of the Gork! suddenly panics, the one with the white scar, and charges into the mass after it. Interesting. You didn't share your language with that one yet. Must have learned it sympathetically, although he did essentially say "Fire Nothing
in a wide beam", so he's got some learning to do. In any case, the rest of the Gork! stop shooting in obedience, or at least curiosity, and then race in after it, trying to get up close, so as to not risk hitting eachother or the Kamira.
You then all panic and race out, realizing in the nick of time that the Kamira has dropped several spines behind it, which if you recall correctly are EXPLOSIVE. Only the one with the scar continues in, and exits right behind on the other side with the Kamira. Brave guy, you wonder where his sense of self preservation went? And right behind them, BOOM, BOM, BAM, spikes go off, launching dead, crispy midgets all over. And whatever they were protecting is definitely fried.
You see the few remaining midgets suddenly all swim away, fast, trying to get away from this place as fast as possible. And... They look normal now. Whatever was between their eyes has suddenly floated off, just drifting in the faint current left from the rapid wave of explosions.
You have 2 hp
you have 5 stomach
you have 27 DNA
By the way, This scene
, with Gork! diving away from the exploding swarm of speed midgets (which I guess would look something like goldfish), would be awesome if someone would draw it. I'd put it up in the opening posts.
Although, If no-one has time (I know someone's already busy with a picture of one of the species), no matter.