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Quest Deep Periphery Quest (Battletech Sandbox Empire Builder)

Turn 80 - Oh Nothing Gonna Stop Them As The Day Follows The Night

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Turn 80 - Oh Nothing Gonna Stop Them As The Day Follows The Night

You hadn’t been paying much attention to the Olympics, with other things that you deemed more important occupying your time and energy. They are, however, going on and being hosted on New Rasalhague this year.

Only a few events really stand out to you. The Griffon Women’s Gymnastics Team manages to edge out the NRI team for the gold medal behind a trio of highly talented young gymnasts from Nowy Wroclaw. And in Motorcycle Racing the cycle of Griffon dominance is broken by an amazing performance by the home team.

In the end Team Griffon brings home 12 gold medals, with the host team coming in second in the gold medal count with 10.

The Department of Periphery Studies Mime Infestation is continuing, much to your disgust. You are very fortunate that only your kids have the video of you yelling at one enterprising mime who bears a shocking resemblance to your sister to ‘learn the damn words!’ before kicking her out of the Window of Defenestration.

A Black Steel Attack on New Phoenix, consisting of a single Aegis cruiser supported by a number of drone dropships and fighters, is repelled by the orbiting Silver Tower with assistance from a pair of Fletcher and one Dart. The Dart suffered some damage, which is being handled by the Refit & Repair Yard in system. No enemy missiles made it past the defenders, nor was any significant damage inflicted on infrastructure in orbit. The squadron in New Port Royal is attacked by a single Black Steel Vincent Mk 42 which it handily repulses with no damage sustained as they caught it as it was jumping in.

You receive a report from your ambassador in the NRI, the Corvus class corvette has met its first combat challenge as a Black Steel raiding party of a pair of Essex class destroyers were swarmed and defeated by a dozen of the cheap little monsters. On the other hand, seven Corvus were lost, but the NRI seems quite satisfied with the little ship's performance. According to reports the NRI has another dozen of them under construction at this time.

Here in the Griffon system geologists are able to give ample warning of a volcanic eruption on the eastern coast of the continent of Castor. The region is only lightly inhabited and evacuations are carried out in a timely and effective manner. When the volcano does go off it is an extremely big one, rated as a 6 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, comparable to historical eruptions such as Krakatoa in the 19th century CE. Thankfully the prevailing winds are advantageous in terms of protecting population centers from the ash clouds. Some air traffic is needing to be rerouted, but in general it is a news story of interest rather than a disaster of concern. The system government is well on top of things.

The New Castor system government is requesting assistance from the IGMP due to a surge in crime, mostly from New Port Royal expatriates. The polite signs requesting that they pay for goods has curbed most of the casual theft, but the overall crime rate is still significantly elevated. Admittedly most of it is quite petty in nature, primarily serious misdemeanors rather than felonies, but it is becoming a concerning issue considering the relatively small size of the system police force thanks to how small the colony is overall. The IGMP is on the case and reports that they believe that simple education may well be the most useful tool in their arsenal, rather than any serious enforcement work.

And then it is time for the budget. You are so excited.

Really, you truly understand now why your mom always looked forward to budget time with such anticipation. And bottles of antacids, but mostly anticipation. Your granddaughter doesn’t believe you.

General Jenkins shows up wearing a tennis outfit, bouncing a tennis ball on a racket, and skipping. He then proceeds to give his part of the briefing while bouncing the ball off of the ceiling.

“Well, boss, you decided to bump me upstairs, so look what you got. We need more production, we need more garrison units, and after this meeting you and I have an appointment on the court where I will once again kick your majestic ass like I did the last time we played.”

You remember that last match much differently than he does, considering that you are pretty sure that you beat him in straight sets and didn’t let him score a single point.

“Our strategic materials are in fair to middling shape, more endo-steel would be nice, as would more ferro-aluminum and double heat sinks, not to mention ensuring that lamellar ferro-carbide production numbers stay up. We’d always like more mech and tank and fighter production. With that, allow me to introduce your new Army chief. General Bradley?”

You catch the tennis ball when the little shit tries to hit you with it, or more likely lost control of it knowing how terrible he is at tennis, and the former commander of 2nd Corps steps up.

“Your Majesty, following the review of ground forces in the recent fighting we have developed a new unit concept and will soon be soliciting bids for some new Mech designs as we finalize our plans. With that in mind, we would like to continue to expand our light and medium mech production as well as boosting conventional vehicle production as much as possible in addition to the new logistics factories.”

She checks her notes and brings up a display. “The new formations are what we are calling Light Mechanized and Light Armored Regiments. We have new AFV designs ready for production for these units. One outstanding feature of this new equipment is that, similar to our garrison kit, they do not make use of strategic materials in the construction, significantly reducing costs and boosting availability.”

The display shows a family of vehicles, all plainly sharing a common design lineage but not omnivehicles, ranging from a light tank all the way to an infantry fighting vehicle, artillery tank, missile tank, and AAA tank. All of around 50 tons in mass, all tracked, and all looking quite modern.

She then brings up the procurement display.
  • Production Facilities
    • Standard Mech Factories
      • 3 on Edelsteine
    • Conventional Factories
      • 4 on Nowy Wroclaw
    • Logistics Factories
      • 2 on Edelsteine
      • 1 on New Capricorn
  • Procurement
    • Mechs
      • LAM
        • 3 Raider LAM
          • To complete 3 Pathfinder Brigades
      • Light/Medium Mechs
        • 3 Pathfinder Regiments
          • To fill out the 6th Pathfinder Brigade
        • 6 Armored Cavalry Regiments
          • For both a new Brigade Combat Team and a new Cavalry Division
        • 6 Light Horse Regiments
          • For a new Cavalry Division
      • Heavy/Assault Mechs
        • 3 Standard Mech Regiments
          • For a new Brigade Combat Team
        • 1 Garrison Mech Regiment
          • To fill out the garrison mech division
        • 4 Assault Regiments
          • To form the core of a new Assault Division
    • Conventional Forces
      • 3 Armored Regiments
        • For a new Brigade Combat Team
      • 3 Light Mechanized Regiments
        • For a new Light Armored Division
      • 6 Light Armored Regiments
        • For a new Light Armored Division
      • 14 Garrison Regiments

General Romanov is up next. “Your Majesty, thanks to prior planning last year we will not be overstressed in terms of ASF production this year, which is a significant relief. For all projected hangars to be filled this year we will need to procure 18 Fighter Wings, operating under the planning criteria that we will be procuring two White Tower stations for New Port Royal this year. Under consultation with the IGN we are also requesting 18 of the new Heavy Carrier Wings to equip next year's tranche of Saipan carriers.”
  • Production Facilities
    • Expand Ferro-Aluminum Orbital Factories
    • Expand Double Heat Sink Orbital Factories
  • Procurement
    • 18 Fighter Wings
    • 18 Heavy Carrier Wings

She sits down and your sister takes her place. “OK, we are still very satisfied with our dropship production numbers, at this point we can fully sustain that part of the navy without requiring expanded facilities. This is also significantly reducing the stress on the Naval Academies by reducing the need for more crews for such relatively minor craft, which is helping keep the commandants of said academies from murdering us in our sleep.”

She fires up the projector. “Our procurement requests this year are pretty straightforward. We want it all, and we want it now.” And heaven help you, she actually fires up that song while showing the charts.
  • Production Facilities
    • 3 Small Warship Yards
      • 1 in each of the Core Systems
    • Expand all Refit & Repair Yards
  • Procurement Requests
    • Standard Dropships
      • 35 Bainbridge parasite DD
      • 35 Trenton parasite transports
    • Large Dropships
      • 18 Saipan parasite carriers
      • 20 Canopus parasite battleships
    • Jumpships
      • 5 Galleon-class jumpships
    • Escorts
      • 2 Supply-class logistics vessels
    • Small Warships
      • 2 Atlanta-class Light Cruisers
      • 1 Brooklyn-class Light Command Cruiser


Your new Interior Minister is nothing like Bridget, but she does irresistibly remind you of a female version of your grandfather. Which is appropriate, since Elizabeth Lee is related to you via the redoubtable Tyler Lee. “Your Majesty, we in Interior are fully prepared to support any building program required to meet our military's production requirements. In addition, we have a DoME team ready to roll out to meet any more involved requirements. We are recommending deploying them to our newest colony in the New Port Royal system to engage in a massive infrastructure construction and repair project to bring the system up to our standards as quickly as possible. It is a five year projected project with our experts highly confident in their ability to complete the work on time and on budget. That being said, another option for the DoME team is to hold off on any new assignments until we see the results of the latest terraforming research so as to be able to take immediate advantage of any new opportunities in that regard.”

She looks down at her notes. “Economically speaking, we recommend Core World development focuses here in the Griffon system, and Peripheral focuses in the New Castor system. The most beneficial investment opportunity is most likely going to be in the Griff’s Leap system to complement the new O’Neill Cylinder cluster there, or alternately in the New Phoenix system to boost potential growth in that part of the Empire or even in the Okusawa system despite the unrest as a sign of confidence in the future prospects of the system.”

She then returns to her seat. Dr Teitelbaum is up next. She’s a rather distinguished looking woman who doesn’t appear to be the sort to brook any nonsense. “Your Majesty, Foreign Affairs are moving along smoothly with no issues to report or projects of note at this time. There is, however, one decision that will need to be made. We have been in discussions with the Crimson Storm officer who provided transport for your sister and brother-in-law home and they have requested the appointment of a formal ambassador. Unfortunately, due to the distances involved we will not be able to be in HPG communication with whomever you send, thus they will need to be absolutely trustworthy to represent the Empire’s interests on their own without the luxury of checking in with us. Of our current senior diplomatic personnel with the qualifications for the position, I believe that the best fit would actually be Ambassador Addams, our current ambassador to the NRI. He has an excellent charge d'affaires at this time who would be eminently suitable to take over as our ambassador to the NRI.”
[]Approve
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Lien is up next. “Your Majesty, your political team is in excellent shape, Parliament is behaving themselves and everything. The only two things that we would recommend which would be beneficial to the Empire would be further expansion of the Civil Service and further investment in parks and recreation.”

Then it is another new advisor's turn. Grace Rivas is a stocky Hispanic woman who quite obviously is no stranger to the weight room, despite the overall air of outright nerdiness, for lack of a better term, that seems to fill the air around her. And she’s pretty enthusiastic, plus she’s brought a pet raptor to the meeting with her. “Your Majesty, we’ve got one R&D team fully stocked and ready and eager to get started. If you wish, we could restart work on the Kraken-T project, the post-mortems pretty much all point to some freak accident in the experimental magazine itself. Yes we have to start from scratch, yes that sucks, but oh well. Or we could do something different. I know we don’t use these things much, but upgrading machine guns might be more valuable than it seems at first glance. Yes they would be mostly useless in and of themselves, but I wonder if we’ll be able to apply what we learn from that project to other weapon systems. Besides, the boys in the munitions department have a running pool as to whether or not the upgrade will result in Yet Another M2 Browning. I recommend putting your money on yes, that design is like life, it always finds a way. We have a number of projects hopefully completing this year. I’ve ordered that all final testing is to be conducted remotely for the time being, after thorough sweeps for invasive squirrels. I am not willing to take a chance that it’s not squirrels. Lowca here is pretty good at hunting squirrels.`` She pats her pet raptor’s head, who is grinning and has been extremely well-behaved during the meeting.

Uh-oh… General Messerschmidt is grinning, and gesturing for Martina to go first, which she does.

“Your Majesty, our deployment of the IGMP to New Castor has so far been productive, but the limited resources of a standard deployment means that progress is pretty slow. They’ve indicated that the single biggest issue is that New Port Royal simply has absolutely no cultural ‘memory’ of ‘law’ or ‘order’ or ‘justice’. We would like to organize a mass deployment of the Special Branch and IGMP to New Port Royal, not in some sort of massive criminal sweep, but rather to engage in mass community outreach in order to teach people in the system the importance of law and order as well as the difference between a civilized justice system and the anarchic abomination that they had previously.”

Now it’s the good General’s turn, and he’s grinning. “Well, Your Majesty, we still have no Black Steel prisoners, the NRR is getting pretty quiet, mostly thanks to the Olympics, and the folks on New Port Royal have been quite forthright with us about that entire mess. I would like to especially commend Agent Rivers for discovering that hot cocoa with little marshmallows is apparently the way to get any resident of New Port Royal to cooperate with you.”

He pauses, and you almost think you’ve dodged a bullet, when his grin widens. “And congratulations, Your Majesty, the NRI Senate has approved a proposal to install a 50 meter tall gold plated marble statue of yourself as Jupiter, Rex Deorum. I’m told that the same sculptor who did the statue on Nova Jupitereum has been retained for this vital project. Further, the Admiral in command of the squadron which defeated the Black Steel attack has been granted a triumph, which she has dedicated to Your Glory.”
 

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But they are heavily abusing said contracts to wild extremes, this reigns them in and tells future contractees that fucking around will be found out and punished
Dialing back how much they exceed the contract margins and holding cost increases to below the rate of inflation is not "heavily abusing said contracts" in the slightest. What this will "teach" companies is to never sign any long term contracts with the government because the state will pull a Vader on them, and to always gouge the public for every dime they can, because fair dealing will not be reciprocated.

 

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So let's see. . .

1. These companies are dominating the market because the government decided to set single-source long-term contracts, and they won those contracts fair and square with no wrongdoing.

2. These companies are enormously profitable due to heavy automation because the government decided to make massive investments into automation. This has been one of the primary drivers of a series of economic booms that have catapulted us from a primitive backwater to a technologically advanced regional superpower. . . but the companies are apparently super evil for benefiting from it.

3. The companies are still exceeding all contract minimums, but have been dialing back how much they exceed them by, while holding cost increases to below inflation. In other words, they're delivering more product for less money than agreed to. . . but they're totally evil, because they used to deliver even more free extras.

4. Suppliers dealing with these companies complain that they're being squeezed. . . but they've never even tried to renegotiate their contracts or bring any disputes to arbitration. They're just crying for the government to unilaterally intervene. . . without any actual grounds to do so, but how dare the companies that are doing all the work make substantial profits on their labor!
 
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We would like to organize a mass deployment of the Special Branch and IGMP to New Port Royal, not in some sort of massive criminal sweep, but rather to engage in mass community outreach in order to teach people in the system the importance of law and order as well as the difference between a civilized justice system and the anarchic abomination that they had previously.
I foresee great and grave consequences arising from allowing Jane and Michelle to be in charge of teaching an entire system's worth of people what constitutes normal social behavior.

Aw c'mon, it'll be totally great!
 

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Are the ships that Black Steel keeps throwing our way relatively new construction or are they relicts from the SL?
 

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Are the ships that Black Steel keeps throwing our way relatively new construction or are they relicts from the SL?
they can't replace losses AFAIK. If they can than finding their shipyards would be very important. But I think I remember the GM posting that the Remnants can't build more Warships. Of course that might have been true when the GM posted it but it might very well have changed by the time the Black Steel decided to attack. either way we don't know IC or OOC. On the other hand if they can't replace losses than that is better for us since them throwing themselves at our defenses lets us whittle them down.
 

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Dialing back how much they exceed the contract margins and holding cost increases to below the rate of inflation is not "heavily abusing said contracts" in the slightest. What this will "teach" companies is to never sign any long term contracts with the government because the state will pull a Vader on them, and to always gouge the public for every dime they can, because fair dealing will not be reciprocated.
Then they don't need to be companies do they? Fuck around and find out, indeed.
 

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Then they don't need to be companies do they? Fuck around and find out, indeed.
You're still not getting it. These companies have done absolutely nothing wrong in the first place. They have gone above and beyond for us, to the point where the only "problem" we're having is that they are exceeding the contract requirements by less than they used to. Taking action against them is unspeakably greedy and short-sighted.
 

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He pauses, and you almost think you’ve dodged a bullet, when his grin widens. “And congratulations, Your Majesty, the NRI Senate has approved a proposal to install a 50 meter tall gold plated marble statue of yourself as Jupiter, Rex Deorum. I’m told that the same sculptor who did the statue on Nova Jupitereum has been retained for this vital project. Further, the Admiral in command of the squadron which defeated the Black Steel attack has been granted a triumph, which she has dedicated to Your Glory.”
Ahahahah lol

I imagine Jeremy's deal began an instant love affair with his face just then. Also Thann and Jenkins are probably pissing themselves laughing.
 

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You're still not getting it. These companies have done absolutely nothing wrong in the first place. They have gone above and beyond for us, to the point where the only "problem" we're having is that they are exceeding the contract requirements by less than they used to. Taking action against them is unspeakably greedy and short-sighted.
Ok, if that's how it is supposed to be read, then OK, they did no wrong then. But in consequence this reads to me that you're absolutely fine with having mega-corpos like Krupp Stellar, Lockheed-CBM and Defiance Industries f.e. in our neck of the woods? Companies that will be counted as "too big to fail" when there's troubles for them and due to their importance to the state they will need to be bailed out by the government on the taxpayer's dimes?

If that's the case then I really support going with the Chamber suggestion then.

On an unrelated note, I forgot to add this:
[x] Approve
 

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You are Governor Thompson and you have done well for yourself. Sure it took quite a few bodies and some under the table deals, but you are finally in charge of Tail Point, your own world on the Periphery.

Recovering from the pirate attack that took out the previous governor is going well. The agricultural sector, the main industry of Tail Point, was remarkably unscathed due to the attack focusing on the capital. The pirates only raided the food stores and a few dozen slaves. Although the lack of food stores and tractors will hurt in the short-term, only minor starvation seems to be in the cards rather than a full famine.

Thankfully the tractors converted into adhoc tanks are being refitted back to their intended purpose. The Artisans Guild report the tractor factory, the jewel of Tail Point, did not receive much damage. Unfortunately there will be delays as an engine shipment disappeared in the confusion. They are surprisingly willing to only accept a fifty percent tax cut for Guild Families for five years in exchange for the refitting contract to make up for the inconvenience. They even sent you a new car as an apology to you personally.

Why even trade has increased as a free trading Jumpship came to purchase the battle salvage shortly after the raid. This doubled the treasury after the Merchant Guild took their sixty percent cut as is their birth right. Not like we could maintain or rebuild those battlemechs anyway, especially with the damage the Merchant Guild reported.

You were in such a good mood that when a nervous sensor apprentice came and told you the biggest jumpship he’d ever seen just came into the system, you had high expectations of further trade and profit. Apparently they came from some place called the Griffon Empire, probably some jumped up warlord playing empire. They’d asked for grass of all things as a welcome gift in exchange for wine, the drink of nobility and Guild Councilmen!

Next morning you were waiting at the landing field with an unexpectedly frazzled Merchant Guild Councilman. You were quite frazzled yourself when a rather large dropship came roaring in. You did not realize they got that big. What trumbled out of the dropship sent you up into a proper panic!

It was if that cougar your late Uncle Johnny tried raising grew to the size of a barn, and it looked twice as ready to maul and tear! As you lay on your rump and slowly black out, the beast speaks in a deep and terrifyingly posh accent:

“Greetings, I am ambassador Pawson of the Griffon Empire. We heard Nepeta cataria is the main grass on this planet and would like to open up trade discussions.”
 
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You are Governor Thompson and you have done well for yourself. Sure it took quite a few bodies and some under the table deals, but you are finally in charge of Tail Point, your own world on the Periphery.

Recovering from the pirate attack that took out the previous governor is going well. The agricultural sector, the main industry of Tail Point, was remarkably unscathed due to the attack focusing on the capital. The pirates only raided the food stores and a few dozen slaves. Although the lack of food stores and tractors will hurt in the short-term, only minor starvation seems to be in the cards rather than a full famine.

Thankfully the tractors converted into adhoc tanks are being refitted back to their intended purpose. The Artisans Guild report the tractor factory, the jewel of Tail Point, did not receive much damage. Unfortunately there will be delays as an engine shipment disappeared in the confusion. They are surprisingly willing to only accept a fifty percent tax cut for Guild Families for five years in exchange for the refitting contract to make up for the inconvenience. They even sent you a new car as an apology to you personally.

Why even trade has increased as a free trading Jumpship came to purchase the battle salvage shortly after the raid. This doubled the treasury after the Merchant Guild took their sixty percent cut as is their birth right. Not like we could maintain or rebuild those battlemechs anyway, especially with the damage the Merchant Guild reported.

You were in such a good mood that when a nervous sensor apprentice came and told you the biggest jumpship he’d ever seen just came into the system, you had high expectations of further trade and profit. Apparently they came from some place called the Griffon Empire, probably some jumped up warlord playing empire. They’d asked for grass of all things as a welcome gift in exchange for wine, the drink of nobility and Guild Councilmen!

Next morning you were waiting at the landing field with an unexpectedly frazzled Merchant Guild Councilman. You were quite frazzled yourself when a rather large dropship came roaring in. You did not realize they got that big. What trumbled out of the dropship sent you up into a proper panic!

It was if that cougar your late Uncle Johnny tried raising grew to the size of a barn, and it looked twice as ready to maul and tear! As you lay on your rump and slowly black out, the beast speaks in a deep and terrifyingly posh accent:

“Greetings, I am ambassador Pawson of the Griffon Empire. We heard Nepeta cataria is the main grass on this planet and would like to open up trade discussions.”
If you are on Discord, poke me for your writer tag :cool: Love it!
 

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[X] Approve

[X] Plan: Integration Costs
-[X] Procurement [$ $550,697,535.69 ]
--[X] Lay Down Major Unit [Construction - $294,124,887.00 ] (95)
---[X] 35 Bainbridge [95]
---[X] 35 Trenton [95]

---[X] 18 Saipan [95]
---[X] 20 Canopus [95]

--[X] Lay down Jumpship [Jumpship Construction - $10,618,770.86 ] (75)
---[X] 10 Brig*
---[X] 7 Galleon*

---[X] 5 Galleon [75]

--[X] Lay down Warship [Warship Construction - $192,762,553.33 ] (80)
---[X] 5 Dart*
---[X] 6 Cleveland*
---[X] 10 Supply*
---[X] 10 Samuel B Roberts*
---[X] 1 Wichita*
---[X] 1 Erebus*

---[X] 2 Supply [80]
---[X] 2 Atlanta [80]
---[X] 1 Brooklyn [80]

--[X] Purchase New Units [ $ 53,191,324.50 ] (90)
---[X] 18 Fighter Wing [auto]
---[X] 18 Heavy Carrier Wing [90]

---[X] 3 Raider Regiment [90]
---[X] 6 Light Horse Regiment [90]
---[X] 6 Armored Cavalry Regiment [90]
---[X] 4 Pathfinder Regiment [90]

---[X] 3 Standard Mech Regiment [90]
---[X] 4 Assault Regiment [90]
---[X] 1 Garrison Mech Regiment [90]

---[X] 3 Armored Regiment [90]
---[X] 6 Light Armored Regiment [90]
---[X] 14 Garrison Regiment [90]
---[X] 3 Light Mechanized Regiment [90]

-[X] General [$ 3,425,544,110.20 ]
--[X] Construct Oasis II Heavy Recharge Station New Port Royal Zenith [->3]
(All our planets need to be tied into the recharge network)
--[X] Construct Oasis II Heavy Recharge Station New Castor Zenith* [90]
--[X] Construct Oasis II Heavy Recharge Station Okusawa Zenith* [90]
--[X] Construct Silver Tower 2 Kuroisora* [90]
--[X] Construct Silver Tower Okusawa* [90]
--[X] Construct Silver Tower New Castor* [90]
--[X] Construct Silver Tower New Pollux* [->2]
--[X] Construct Silver Tower Calliope III* [->2]

--[X] Construct Silver Tower Calliope II* [->2]
--[X] Construct Silver Tower Calliope V* [->2]
--[X] Construct Oasis II Heavy Recharge Station New Pollux Zenith* [->2]
--[X] Emergency Construction of Orbital Defenses - New Port Royal [->3]
--[X] Construct White Tower New Port Royal Zenith [90]
--[X] Construct White Tower New Port Royal Nadir [90]
(There needs to be defenses here.)
--[X] Focus Development on Peripheral World New Castor [65]
--[X] Focus Development on Core World Griffon [65]
(Development helps make planets make us more money)

--[X] Economic Investment Okusawa [85]
(Okusawa is the closest system we have to becoming core right now. This'll help put it in a good position to become so once we're finished fixing it up and calming it down)
--[X] Construct Military Logistics Factory Edelsteine [90]
--[X] Construct Military Logistics Factory Edelsteine [90]
--[X] Construct Military Logistics Factory New Capricorn [90]
(These are supposed to help boost the economy of the world they're on)
--[X] Cultural propaganda on Okusawa* [->6]
--[X] Basic Infrastructure Repair - Okusawa* [->5]
--[X] Implement Griffon legal code on Okusawa* [->5]
--[X] Set up framework for Okusawa system government* [->5]
--[X] Focus Law Enforcement Resources on New Port Royal [75]
(We have a system and forced our laws on it. Making sure they understand the laws are important too though)

--[X] Broadcast Propaganda to Nya Kopenhamn III* [~]
--[X] Broadcast Propaganda to Nya Kopenhamn IV* [~]
--[X] Upgrade Commercial Space Stations - ECP* [->7]
--[X] Build Mech Factory Complex Edelsteine [90]
--[X] Build Mech Factory Complex Edelsteine [90]
--[X] Build Mech Factory Complex Edelsteine [90]
(Mechs are important on the ground, we don't want to be seen as worthless whenever we reach the IS because we don't have lots of mechwarriors)
--[X] Upgrade All DHS Factories [75]
--[X] Upgrade All Endosteel Forges [75]
--[X] Upgrade All Ferro Aluminium Forges [75]
(We were asked to upgrade 2 of them, and the third my sheet suggests is short)

--[X] Construct Conventional Military Factory Nowy Wroclaw [90]
--[X] Construct Conventional Military Factory Nowy Wroclaw [90]
--[X] Construct Conventional Military Factory Nowy Wroclaw [90]
--[X] Construct Conventional Military Factory Nowy Wroclaw [90]
(Regular vehicles are important to have, and building them boosts peripheral worlds)
--[X] Build Light Warship Yard Griffon [75]
--[X] Build Light Warship Yard Nowa Warzsawa [75]
--[X] Build Light Warship Yard Calliope [75]
(I think these are important I'm going to mentally stick them in the "always on" grouping)
--[X] Upgrade Refit & Repair Yard [100]

-[X] DoME [$ 4,760,000,000.00 ]
--[X] Mass Infrastructure Construction on New Port Royal [->4]
(Looking at the numbers, it's not quite as valuable as Okusawa right now, but it definitely has a lot of growth opportunities as our second best peripheral world)
--[X] DOME - Megafactory Calliope* [->3]
--[X] Edelsteine Arcology & Terraforming* [->2]
--[X] Terraform Calliope II - Stage II* [->7]
--[X] DOME - Underwater City Griffon's Roost* [->4]
--[X] DOME - Pollution Scrubbing Towers* [->1]
--[X] DOME - Water Pollution Filtering* [->1]
--[X] DOME - Industrial Pollution Cleanup* [->1]
--[X] Terraform Calliope V - Stage II* [->1]
--[X] Continuing recovery work on Sukiashi* [->1]

-[X] Research [$ 1,865,000,000.00 ]
--[X] Advanced Naval Combat Doctrine* [->8]
--[X] Exotic Genetic Enhancement* [->1]
--[X] Kraken-T Capital Missile Unlocks the Kraken-T [->4]
(We still really want this, even if it failed last time)
--[X] Industrial Mechs Lvl 7* [105]
--[X] Terraforming Equipment Lvl 5* [95]
--[X] Naval Laser/35* [95]
--[X] Light Naval PPC* [90]
--[X] Advanced Compact Core Theory IV* [->2]
--[X] Advanced Compact Core Design IV* [->2]
--[X] Advanced Compact Core Construction IV* [->2]

-[X] Miscellaneous [$ 27,100,000 ]
--[X] Peacekeeping [2,000,000][->?]
--[X] People Purchase [25,000,000]
--[X] Olympics [100,000]

$9b leftover. Not many actions free after following advisor recommendations and getting the essential stuff.
 
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