B'tai Hazra Posted October 5, 2008 Report Share Posted October 5, 2008 (edited) Hi, My name is Peter and I’ve been playing SN:ROTE for some time now. As I really like and enjoy this kind of games I play two empires, one of them is called the Seven Clans of Una. Although this isn’t the best game to write an “action report” or story about I thought it could be worth a try anyway. Originally it was for two reasons; the first to spice up the forum a little and the second as an introduction (example) to new players. What is SN:ROTE about and how is it played? I’ve already played quite a bunch of cycles and written reports for them all. First thing I’ve realized is that it will take some time to “spice up” the forum. Some more action is needed for that... The second thing I realized, and about the same time as the first, is how hard it is to write about my progress when it goes as slow as it did for a while. But things are speeding up now and that will make it easier to find interesting things to report about. My hope is that this will become more interesting as the time goes, when you can look several cycles back and see what decisions was made and how they later on influence the Clans. Oh yeah, now I remembered the third reason I do this… It’s fun! Index: Cycle 0 - the beginning (below in this post) Cycle 1 - the rush to explore Una Cycle 2 - Vimond Cycle 3 - Ludica Cycle 4 - colonising Kaish Neer Cycle 5 - the Exploration ministry Cycle 6 - the importance of better warp sensors Cycle 7 - the traitor Cycle 8 - Warq Riidyer Cycle 9 - the prophecy Cycle 10 - the second wave Cycle 11 - message from the past Cycle 12 - food, food, food Best regards, Peter ---------- Clan Elder B'tai Hazra pondered the serene beauty of the crystal forest. It was hard to believe that not long ago this area was visited by some of the hardest and most devastating battles in the war. But that was the thing with the tunnel war, it was fought below ground, deep in the caves and habitats where the Hraas clans thrived. It had only very rarely found its way to the surface. Voyager Kilanuman, whose team found the entrance to the last of the opposing clans, was somewhere up there keeping an eye on the new project. It was astounding what the Clans could achieve once they focused on something else than warring against each other. Kilanuman was now tasked with creating a fleet of exploration starships to explore Una and all the adjacent stars. Una. The home of the Hraas and the Seven Clans. B'tai Hazra, who only reluctantly went up to the surface of the planet looked towards the sky. It would not be wrong to say he feared the great emptiness. Too much was unknown. He could feel its hostility towards the Hraas. B’tai Hazra could not see any of the new fleet of starships, they were too small. But his sharp sight could easily spot the gas giant. It had a couple of moons which the astronomers believed could be of interest when the defeated clans was to be shipped off planet. One of them was even believed to have a breathable atmosphere. He knew there could only be one way to make the peace last - separate the clans by a distance long enough to make them able to stand each other. This place is getting crowded as it is. We need some more ground to dig our roots into and why not use the other clans as colonists... That way they will always depend on his clans manufacturing power down here. And perhaps the attrition would keep them busy with other things than plotting revenge. No one knew why or how the tunnel war started. It had always been and was more or less ritualised in the Hraas society. Change came with B’tai Hazra. Moving from ritualised individual combat to disciplined platoons of ordered troops had shocked the other clans and the first few conquests had been easy. But the other clans adapted to this new tactic and way of making combat. This last battle had been fought between large armies of trained soldiers and losses had been huge. On all sides. But victory was his; B'tai Hazra had achieved his first goal of becoming the leader of all clans. Certainly a major part of this victory was the development of ways to mass produce weapons by extruding light metals from the soil. As this method spread during the war armies grew in size a hundredfold. This brought his thoughts to his second goal. The reason he now stood in the crystal forest looking at the sky. Comments cycle 0: Not that I know much about it but it looks like a pretty standard starting position. The HW is fairly good with high values of the most basic resources. It also has a hydroelectric potential of 486 allowing me to dismantle all fission power plants next turn. No resource of light metals though which is potentially bad as new troops must be built to secure the future of the Hraas. The Una system also seems to have some potential as one of the moons around the gas giant have the same atmosphere as the HW. Can this be where I set up my first colony? Two asteroid fields also fill out the system but I don't know what to do with them yet. Edited March 23, 2009 by B'tai Hazra Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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