Oh, and WYNTER, come out and tell us more about yourself please. And if there's anyone else lurking around in the background, can you come out too? Especially any Zy. I'd like very much to see some Zy.
"Wanting to know more about me? Good good, I'm like super important afterall. I can tell you think so too by the way you write my name in caps."
"I was born and raised on Istha and am currently learning things about flying and space and stuff in the academy. I have a overachieving twin sister while I like lazing off"
That got me thinking. Crystal, how bad were LSF losses during the battle with the Flagship and its fleet?
"At the end of the operation only 43% of the fleet was still in a fighting condition."
Crystal: is it possible to make shield-penetrating beams for your ships?
"At the moment, no. Not with Tachyon weapons at least.
The majority of the shield systems in use are by default on stand by mode. Only becoming briefly active when it detects an incoming attack so it can block it. Tachyon weapons work because due to the odd properties of Tachyon particles, the majority of shield systems fail to detect the attack in time and thus do not activate. A sustained Tachyon beam for that reason would only work briefly. Perhaps there is merit in using a Tachyon beam for AA purposes but they are not the most energy effective weapons for that purpose."
Anyway, the bottom line is large ears are not a good thing in my timeline. For a Cyrvan, are large ears good, bad, or does it simply not matter. I was wondering if large or small ears might be deemed more attractive for instance?
"Well, a person may have a preference for smaller or larger ears but there is no commonly accepted beauty standard or anything."
What about you, Crystal? You have possibly the highest bodycount, ranging in the thousands. Does it ever keep you up at night, knowing you silenced the voices of so many, only to hear their screams as they're engulfed in fire, whenever you close your eyes?
I'd imagine that it's different when commanding a warship, each crewmember sharing at least a little of the blame. But you? You pulled the trigger yourself. That must be a hefty burden to carry for the next few centuries, how do you cope with it?
It doesn't really bother me much to be honest. They invaded, they paid the price for it. There's also the factor that, despite being sentient, they are alien races... I might be more concerned about it if it was a ship full of Terrans or Cyrvans."
also Yaiceca. want to go out for a drink and have a good time, my treat.
i can promises you my intentions are noble and i would just like to git to know you a little better.
anyways you in?
I bet Empress Isa's ship has a neural interface so she can hear the screams directly through her ship's sensors.
To anyone willing and able to answer:
Now that the Hertak lost their old extremist leaders, have there been any attempts to convince the remaining Hertak that Humans are not a thrall of their enemies and thus be able to negotiate at least a cease fire?
Considering the LSF and JGASF wiped out their entire royal line an outright peace treaty is very unlikely, but ending open hostilities does sound like a good idea.
On a similar note:
Do Humans and Cyrvans have any idea what's going on with the Hertak? I suppose the most likely results of the war would be a splintering into smaller groups (probably lead by former governors/mayors/whatever or high ranking military officers), each trying to consolidate themselfs as the new leaders either by political means, or maybe even through civil war.
While this would make it virtually impossible to sign any treaty with the whole Hertak race, it would also weaken the position of each group in the negotiations and thus make it more likely to get at least some of the Hertak to sign the cease fire.
"Direct contact between the Hertak and us has become a rare occasion after their thralls revolted. Our understanding of the situation is that the Hertak are indeed still in 'open debate' amongs themselves who should become the new emperor while at the same time they are fighting off attacks from the Cordi and Zy in a half hearted fashion.
Technically we are still at war with the Hertak as direct peace negotiations have not been attempted."
(Also, now that we're on the subject of coping with taking lives, I cant help but imagine Misuzu constantly being egged on by her imaginary childhood friend Strike Freedom.)
"Uh huh, uh huh"
"Hehe, good one."
Why doesn't the JGASF just get a proper stealth fighter for Kunoichi? Put her talents to use, rather than fielding Crystal or Misuzu every time somebody needs to blow up a reactor.
Kunoichi, what's the intelligence branch of the LSF called? Have you ever considered transferring to SOC?
Kunoichi would make a great spy to go into Cyrvan space. Cyrva barely notice Terrans already, so Kunoichi would be even more invisible.
EDIT: I don't think the Cyrva have ninjas, so they'd never expect to face a master like Kunoichi.
By saying Kunoichi would make a great spy, I'm saying she'd make a great spy for the LTW version of the CIA since she'd be pretending to be an ordinary, invisible civilian. Doing black-ops special forces stuff like SOC is not what I had in mind.
You know, I don't think we even need to have this conversation. She's probably the the scariest one there.Nah, Luna's the one to worry about in that regard. Poor Kunoichi tries to be social, she just doesn't have the presence to pull it off.
We might see some of that. I doubt it though. She's been Tempest's plaything for years.
Cheer up, Kunoichi. No one means you any harm.
I don't know why are you so worried about Kunoichi flipping.
Yeah, there's the chance, but if it happens, in a twist of irony, it will happen quickly and silently. A slight noise, a bump on the back of your head... and off to the Pearly Gates.
The one you should be worried about is Misuzu. Genki girls aren't known for being tidy and swift, and that applies to them killing people as well.
Kunoichi: Who's first against the wall when you decide to start whacking people (literally, not metaphorically) by stealth?
"All of you first..!"
To anyone that's willing to respond: What's your favorite weapon?
"My hyperweapon, gahaha"