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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:19 am 
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Even our galaxy is a big, big place.
Do they really have it so fully mapped that the Pan'url can't have one or several bases here?
Especially since they are non-baryonic, hence quite hard to observe.
In-universe, it hasn't been that long since zoojack, which was off the charts.
And that place they went touristing, where they left a simple AI to help the natives...


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Their history with the Gatekeepers shows the Pa'anuri have known about our galaxy for a long, long time. I suspect the Zoojack was one of several outposts used by them to survey and map our galaxy. So yeah, they'd have a good idea about who and what to shoot by now. Not a perfect idea obviously, or they'd have started by blasting Petey's cities out of orbit, instead of walking shots towards them.

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If you can use the gate copy stuff to pump out billions upon billons of probes you ought to be able to send one to every star in the milky way.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:22 pm 
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Silly question: if firing between galaxies is expensive...

Why not fire from Andromeda?

As in fire *back* from there?


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If they can afford to fire from Andromeda to the Milky Way, then they can easily afford to counter battery fire any number of long guns that Petey can set up in Andromeda. Plus we haven't actually seen much in the way of him taking the fight to them there.

Mostly he seems to be concerned with rescuing all the baryonic species still in that galaxy.

Wasn't there a bonus comic in one of the books where the simple acting of teraporting got the initiating ship instantly crushed by the Pa'anuri?


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Still thinkin there.

Annie plants work by manipulating gravity.

Annie plants fight each other by manipulating gravity in opposing Annie plants...

Line of thought A:
Flat space is expensive to fire through.
Make space flat around targets?

Line of thought B:
Flat space is expensive to fire through.
String out a line of ships between andromeda and the Milky Way. Use them to contort space, so it’s not flat and now inexpensive to fire across. Fire down a barrel so large it literally spans between galaxies.


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Taking out the "rogue stars" in between Milky Way and Andromeda is probably the least expensive option here. But you need a way to find them.

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Presumably disabling the core generator requires destroying a considerable percentage of the thousands of stations used to initiate it, at a minimum.


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