Kenshi update: squad got big and rich enough to justify buying a house! Rather than start our own town my hive soldier elected to buy a large but sensiblr fixer upper in the hub and promptly left 2 folks behind to fix it up. The other six went adventuring to those ruins I couldnt break into before.
The hunting party, lead by the Hiver, found an abandoned library of the old empire and promptly got to work ransacking it for ancient engineering plans, maps and cutlery. We discovered Riddley, a newer member of the team, had lock-picking skills, and we discovered that our crossbowman Green (a laborer hiver with a drinking problem and a tragic past) does NOT carry as much ammo when he should when five Beak Things, a godawful combination of vulture and giraffe, killed something ourside the library we were looting and refused to leave until they finished eating every. Last. Scrap.
Our food supplies barely survived waiting them out. I’ve lost good warriors to those monsters.
Back at the hub, Mia was happy as a lark mining for copper to keep our operation in the green while our other homebody worked on recruiting more engineers and farmers, researching better manufacturing and mining, and building furnature. They were living little house on the post-apocalyptic prairie while my hunting squad was living 127 hours.
a few more ventures later and things are looking good for the Hivers troupe! The hunting party has upgraded from 6 to 9, including a mute former slave named Ray who was retired to the home base squad after losing an arm to a bezerk robot, and Burn, an ancient robot adventurer who absolutely killed the heck out of said berzerk ‘bot before it could finish off Ray. Dont worry, we bought him a decent prosthetic and we’re saving up for a better robotic one. Next venture is to journey to the abandoned city of Mourn to hunt down a bounty on a bandit with a 40,000 cats price on his head. Wish us luck!