Quest Deep Periphery Quest (Battletech Sandbox Empire Builder)

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[X] Hera

[X] Approve - No change in cost, +1% Interest Rate in the years with a Games

[X] Plan: Ongoing Expansion
 
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[X] Hera
[X] Approve - No change in cost, +1% Interest Rate in the years with a Games
[X] Plan: Ongoing Expansion
 
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[X] Approve - No change in cost, +1% Interest Rate in the years with a Games

[X] Plan: Ongoing Expansion
-[X] Military [$132365.12]
--[X] Establish Special Forces [80]
--[X] Build Aerie Satellite Campus on Noya Gdansk* [80]
--[X] Establish Cities to exploit resource areas (Pollux)* [80]
--[X] Infrastructure Development on Nowy Gdansk [75]
(We want this to be at 10 by the time they're grown enough to build vehicles)
--[X] Lay Down Major Unit
---[X] Enterprise [75]
(We need more units to be able to scout with)
--[X] Purchase New Units
---[X] 2 Flights of Rocs [70]
---[X] 3 Flights of Eagles [auto]
---[X] 1 Flight Gyrfalcon [70]
---[X] 1 Platoon Jaguar MBT [70]
---[X] 1 Lance of Trooper Battlemechs [70]
---[X] 16 Lances of Winged Hussar [70]

-[X]Interior [$68750]
--[X] Conduct Environmental Survey of Noya Gdansk* [->3]
--[X] Expand Factory 5 (Ferro-Aluminum) [80]
(Many aerospace designs need this)
--[X] Build Orbital Factory Ferro-Fibrous Armor Griffin's Roost L5 [90]
--[X] Build Orbital Factory Ferro-Fibrous Armor Nowy Gdansk L5 [90]
(Needed to build enough Jaguars)
--[X] Build Orbital Factory DHS Nowy Gdansk L5 [90]
--[X] Build Orbital Factory DHS Griffin's Roost L5 [90]
(Needed for everything)
--[X] DOME - Nowy Gdansk Arcology* [->8]

-[X] Diplomatic [$31000]
--[X] Pre-colonization Survey of Griffin IV [->4]
(Well, one colony has limited access, no reason not to get another option)
--[X] Construct coastal infrastructure on Phoenix [->4]
(We have the free slot, and there's a big germanium mine on the continent this might be able to help us reach)
--[X] Establish Cities to exploit resource areas (Pollux) [->1]
(Cheap GDP growth)
--[X] CULTURE - Benefit Concert [75]
(Tax rate increase, and we can't do Polish festival again to get Nowy Gdansk's ratings higher)

-[X] Political [$30000]
--[X] Build Relations with Chamber of Delegates* [60]
--[X] Build Relations with Senate [60]
(We want this to be a high enough number they won't try to hurt us, just fail to help us)
--[X] Conduct Referendum on Imperial Name [95]
(We need to do all 3 or let Parliament do so, and possibly gain power/make a choice we don't like)

-[X] Research [$259000]
--[X] Cure for Cancer* [55]
--[X] LOSTECH - Industrial Exoskeletons lvl 4* [80]
--[X] Industrial Mechs Tier 2 [->1]
(We build lots of stuff, this makes success easier)
--[X] Materials Research lvl 4 [80]
(Needed for TL, and advisor suggested this one)
--[X] Genetic Editing [->4]
(Iron Wombs might be helpful for even more explosive pop growth)
--[X] Aerodyne Dropships (Medium) [95]
(We want assault carriers, this leaves more room for fighters in a heavy combat platform)
--[X] Beagle Active Probe [85]
(Helps win initiative, easy to fit in designs)

-[X] Intelligence [$1050]
--[X] Counterintelligence Surveillance [?]
--[X] Debrief Home Army [95]
(Cheap and easy, potential to learn something useful)
--[X] Interrogate POWs [65]
(Not sure if we can do this, but if we can, we might be able to get something useful)

-[X] Justice [$1000]
--[X] Advertise for colonists to Castor [60]
--[X] Advertise for colonists to Five Fingers [60]
(Both cheap and easy GDP growth on the planet making up most of our GDP)

Fails to use - 1 intelligence if no interrogate POWs available, 1 endo-steel. I think this is a pretty good use of resources. $181k leftover, which will then get interest and help fund next turn, where we might be able to get the second DoME action if we're lucky on approval roll and don't have too much come up.
 
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Turn 31 - Cry Little Sister

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Turn 31 - Cry Little Sister

Meta Event Roll - 5 - +10% GDP
Dynasty Luck Roll - 67 - No Event

Imperial Approval - 0
Imperial Approval Change - +3
Political Event - +2

Economy Rating - +7
Economy Event - -2 (-1% GDP)
Research Event - 0

Griffin’s Roost Economy - -1
Griffin’s Roost Health - +5
Griffin’s Roost Ratings Change - +4

Nowy Gdansk Economy - +5
Nowy Gdansk Health - +4
Nowy Gdansk Ratings Change - 0

Establish Special Forces [80]
Target - 80
Roll - 36
Result - SUCCESS

Build Aerie Satellite Campus on Noya Gdansk* [80]
Target - 80
Roll - 68
Result - SUCCESS

Establish Cities to exploit resource areas (Pollux)* [80]
Target - 80
Roll - 73
Result - SUCCESS

Infrastructure Development on Nowy Gdansk [75]
Target - 75
Roll - 29
Result - SUCCESS

Purchase New Units
-2 Flights of Rocs [70]
Target - 70
Roll - 68
Result - SUCCESS

-3 Flights of Eagles [auto]

-1 Flight Gyrfalcon [70]
Target - 70
Roll - 27
Result - SUCCESS

-1 Platoon Jaguar MBT [70]
Target - 70
Roll - 69
Result - SUCCESS

-1 Lance of Trooper Battlemechs [70]
Target - 70
Roll - 67
Result - SUCCESS

-16 Lances of Winged Hussar [70]
Target - 70
Roll - 1
Result - Critical SUCCESS

Expand Factory 5 (Ferro-Aluminum) [80]
Target - 80
Roll - 38
Result - SUCCESS

Build Orbital Factory Ferro-Fibrous Armor Griffin's Roost L5 [90]
Target - 90
Roll - 47
Result - SUCCESS

Build Orbital Factory Ferro-Fibrous Armor Nowy Gdansk L5 [90]
Target - 90
Roll - 54
Result - SUCCESS

Build Orbital Factory DHS Nowy Gdansk L5 [90]
Target - 90
Roll - 72
Result - SUCCESS

Build Orbital Factory DHS Griffin's Roost L5 [90]
Target - 90
Roll - 28
Result - SUCCESS

CULTURE - Benefit Concert [75]
Target - 75
Roll - 33
Result - SUCCESS

Build Relations with Chamber of Delegates* [60]
Target - 60
Roll - 42
Result - SUCCESS

Build Relations with Senate [60]
Target - 60
Roll - 18
Result - SUCCESS

Conduct Referendum on Imperial Name [95]
Target - 95
Roll - 27
Result - SUCCESS

Cure for Cancer* [55]
Target - 55
Roll - 21
Result - SUCCESS

LOSTECH - Industrial Exoskeletons lvl 4* [80]
Target - 80
Roll - 31
Result - SUCCESS

Materials Research lvl 4 [80]
Target - 80
Roll - 27
Result - SUCCESS

Aerodyne Dropships (Medium) [95]
Target - 95
Roll - 71
Result - SUCCESS

Beagle Active Probe [85]
Target - 85
Roll - 43
Result - SUCCESS

Debrief Home Army [95]
Target - 95
Roll - 5
Result - SUCCESS

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Tyler gets confronted in an interview about the Lee Aerospace video referring to ‘Hohmann Transfer Orbits’ when the proper term would be a direct transfer burn, and his response is so Tyler that you strongly renew your vow to defenestrate him.

He claims he was distracted.

By looking at your backside.

And the reporterette has the unmitigated gall to call you up to ask for a comment on Tyler. You are rather impressed by the brashness until you check and realize that this is a cousin of yours by marriage, one of Tyler’s many great-grandchildren.

So you cheerfully give her a short history of lese-majeste, and totally deadpan announce that Tyler will be properly defenestrated once it was convenient to you. And until then he had lost great-great-grandson cuddling privileges.

You then arrange for that reporter to get an assignment to report on dire penguin breeding habits.

Clever girl that she is, she trolls back using the Department of Periphery Studies ‘experts’ and the animatronic dire penguins in her report without ever once going close to the antarctic.

Definitely a Lee.

Jeremy and Alita are enjoying parenthood while dealing with military life, Jeremy had been promoted to 1st Lieutenant and was now the XO of his Mech company while Alita was still working in procurement.

The twins were still more racing mad than anything else, you had some hopes in that they’d been dating steadily for over a year, but it seemed they weren’t all that interested in officially introducing their girlfriends to you, preferring to keep things more informal.

Both James and Quan are having good seasons, but only James makes it all the way to Championship Week at the end, Quan having missed the cut off by a single solitary point. Smirky is in championship contention again this year, he may be a pure jerkass but he was a talented driver.

And the smirking jackass managed to punt James into the catch fence during the second stage of the race and went on to win the championship. The fans were booing almost as loudly as you were, and you very nearly put a fist through the holovision.

The stewards ruled it a racing incident, but that didn't stop another massive brawl from breaking out in the pits and many of the other teams shunning Smirky’s crew as they celebrated the win. Smirky does nothing for his reputation in the post-race interview where he snidely comments that ‘maybe little mama’s boys shouldn’t be racing with men’.

That provoked an even bigger backlash, as the twins cheerfully embraced the moniker by ‘recruiting’ you to star in a rather playful video that they play on a large screen right outside the championship awards ceremony in Hue Moi. It features the twins racing with commentary about how they know they’re fast, and you blast past them in a hovervan with a ‘#1 Mom’ vanity plate followed by the twins looking at each other, back at the camera, and confessing ‘Yup, total mama’s boys.’

You have fun filming that.

Rumors reach your ears that Thanh may have found a boyfriend, although your daughter is not admitting anything. Of course, she denies it the same way she denied taking the last cookie from the cookie jar. Thanh is a terrible liar.

So you troll your loving daughter with an earnest Talk about birth control options now that she’s in the military. You’ve never seen her turn that red before, even when you had given her The Talk (™) when she was 12 and The Other Talk when she was 14. Maybe the anatomically correct demonstration models for how to put a condom on one's boyfriend were a bit over the top.

A bit.

You do get some interesting paperwork from General Potter, a proposal has been received to upgrade the SH-1 to a -1B configuration with the new Beagle Active Probes that had just been developed. In fact, it would simply be a production version of the test bed VTOL from the project.

To completely upgrade the existing battalion’s worth of the machines in 1st Armored would normally cost just under 4k, however the Griffin’s Roost planetary government has offered to cover the cost of procurement as part of an economic development plan they’re running on Hue Moi.

[]NameCostMaterialsSpeedHPA/DSpecials
[]SH-1B802.4FF21243/3Scout, TAG, Swift, VTOL, APC 1
[]Reject

You check into the development plan and find that it is part of an effort to procure a civilian-grade SAR/Law Enforcement VTOL that is a civilian-spec SH-1, the SH-1B is simply a militarized variant of the same concept.

In military news, procurement has gone extremely well, overly so in the case of the Winged Hussars as the factory managed to produce an extra lance. The output has been split between the garrison on Nowy Gdansk and the Rapid Reaction Force.

All of the rest of the ordered equipment has been procured, and USS Endeavor has been laid down.

Special Operations Command has stood up and has developed doctrine for special ops troops. They are equipped and organized on the lines of Jump Infantry, but are more heavily equipped and extremely lethal.

The Aerie satellite campus has been opened, and Jeremy actually was sent as the Crown’s official representative for the ceremony along with his company. The ceremony went quite well and many pierogies and glasses of harsh but still very tasty vodka were consumed.

Jeremy swears he never got drunk, and to be fair it seems he did a sterling job of holding his liquor. Although joining in questionable drinking songs with the young Home Army troops was possibly not the best for decorum, it did do wonders for helping ties of comradeship.

New settlement’s have opened up on Pollux, increasing food production and driving prices even lower for the common citizens. The planetary government will be taking over further development of the continents, however.

New infrastructure has been built on Nowy Gdansk, specifically an underground freight rail line that connects the settlement to a small mining area nearby. The mine itself has been covered by an armor-grade weather dome to permit year round mining, and with the rail line now protected from the ravages of weather there is finally something for the planet to export back to Griffin’s Roost.

There is a truly massive amount of orbital activity, both around Griffin’s Roost and Nowy Gdansk. The Ferro-Aluminium forge has been expanded, and new Double Heat Sink and Ferro-Fibrous forges have been built. Production of both has been boosted to the point that you can support purchasing over a companies worth of vehicles that use both Ferro and Double Heat Sinks.

The Benefit Concert and cultural festival is very successful, this year it features Ancient African Music as the centerpiece.

Jake completely bypasses and ignores the bloviating of the leadership in the Chamber of Delegates, instead focusing on the backbenchers and junior elected delegates who are most at risk from electoral backlash in the upcoming elections. To the fury of leadership, his approach appears to be working quite well.

You personally meet with a number of leading Senators and spend several surprisingly cordial evenings discussing affairs of Empire over drinks.

You had to discard a few of the leading vote getters for the Imperial Name contest, as they were far too silly and one of which was obviously from the Department of Periphery Studies (although you, Sekhmet, Willis, Isoroku, and Jake all pretty much last it at the submission for Clan Dire Penguin). There are a number of finalists.

[] Star Empire of Griffin’s Roost
[] Empire of the Griffin
[] Griffin Empire
[] Imperial Griffin Federation
[] write-in (reserve the right to reject out of hand)

Your scientists are able to clinically test and roll out a working cure for nearly every major and most minor forms of cancer. Unfortunately the final development was a bit too late for Dr Palmer, who died in her sleep at age 86 from metastasizing bladder cancer.

The ultimate generation of Industrial Exoskeletons have been developed and released to the market. The new systems completely dispense with power cables and are totally self-contained. This has led to many in the Infantry, yourself included, looking at the new systems with very speculative eyes indeed.

Work on Materials Research has concluded, with general improvements to a number of alloys used in industrial and commercial fields. However, the increased mastery of the minutiae of these materials has spurred more specialized fields of research to open up to focus on more narrow areas of the overall field.

Larger Aerodyne dropships are now available for design, although the design staff at the Aerie is still working on their initial concept.

The debrief of the Home Army has gone, if anything, just a little bit too well. The graphic detail of the Thousand And One Best Ways To Castrate A Drac Rapist Bastard With Power Tools will probably cause generations of men to reflexively clench their legs together in horror. There is a great deal of details learned, however, which will hopefully permit better war planning in the future.

And a number of very strong reminders why it would be a bad idea to piss these people off.
 

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[X] SH-1B

The ultimate generation of Industrial Exoskeletons have been developed and released to the market. The new systems completely dispense with power cables and are totally self-contained. This has led to many in the Infantry, yourself included, looking at the new systems with very speculative eyes indeed.
Hint, hint!

The debrief of the Home Army has gone, if anything, just a little bit too well. The graphic detail of the Thousand And One Best Ways To Castrate A Drac Rapist Bastard With Power Tools will probably cause generations of men to reflexively clench their legs together in horror. There is a great deal of details learned, however, which will hopefully permit better war planning in the future.
Michelle and Jane are observed taking extensive notes.
 
ShadowArxxy - Comedy Omake (NON CANON) - Cheat Codes

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From: best_operative@crown.griffin.gov
To: queen@crown.griffin.gov

Subject: CHECK THIS OUT!

So, Michelle and I were stealing borrowing one of the Jenner mechs that the university managed to piece together from trampled parts for, ah, reasons, and we found something really cool.

Attachment: Encrypted Video

"Okay, try it now. Down, down, up, up, left, right, left, right. . . annnnnd start!"​
"Reactor online. Sensors online. Weapons online. All systems nominal. Royal Technology Demonstration Mode online. Pulse Lasers, enabled. Extended Range Lasers, enabled. Targeting Computer, enabled. Artemis IV fire control, enabled. Myomer Acceleration Signal Circuitry, enabled. Double Heat Sinks, enabled."​
"So, it turns out that every single Inner Sphere mech has all of the advanced Star League tech installed; they're actually inherent features of the core Battlemech hardware and software package that everyone has been using. The entire 'LosTech' thing only happened because, well, the trial period ran out, so all the 'Mechs used by the Great Houses locked themselves down to trial mode."
 
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The debrief of the Home Army has gone, if anything, just a little bit too well. The graphic detail of the Thousand And One Best Ways To Castrate A Drac Rapist Bastard With Power Tools will probably cause generations of men to reflexively clench their legs together in horror. There is a great deal of details learned, however, which will hopefully permit better war planning in the future.
Brought to you by the lecturers of the B.J Blazkowicz School of Interrogation.
 
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[X] SH-1B

[X] Griffin Empire
It's short and to the point, and stays with the BTech tradition of nationstate names basically always being two words. Something like the Imperial Griffin Federation could be kept in mind for a later stage, though. Right now the need for the framework of an imperial federation just isn't there yet. Let's get some experience governing multiple dependant colonies first before we go to the next step.
 
System Map for Griffin's Roost - Turn 32 Update

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An update was overdue, with all that's going on. The map's getting a lot more crowded with our orbital expansion, so I decided to add a little legend and prepare more symbols for you to play around with. And the big cargo hauler wasn't named, so now it goes by DAMNIT TYLER. :p

 
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