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Firebug vs. Zuul Female by MK01 Firebug vs. Zuul Female by MK01
Featuring aliens from Kerberos Productions' Sword of the Stars.
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FinalSage Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Nice, One nasty race against another....Actually im not sure which is worse...
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MK01 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the Hivers don't make a habit of mindraping you for fun and profit. That certainly earns them a few points in my book.
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FinalSage Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Well ya thats true, but the Zuul keep you alive as slaves, raising the possibility of rescue or rebellion maybe, where as the Hivers would wipe the Galaxy of all other life given the opportunity, Damn bugs.

Still the zuul are slave takers but they seem to be a race destined to burn itself out, where as the bugs, so long as the queen lives, could go on forever.
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erdrik Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Actualy Hivers are quite amicable given the chance.
Its just hard to see that in game, since the things they don't like you messing with are:
their gates
their colony ships(each colony ship contains a princess. BIG repercussions for killing one)
and of course colonies(for obvious reasons)

Mainly its the gates tho.
They send them everywhere and most players destroy them with a firey passion, which just gets the Hivers pissed.

They can be very loyal allies if you get good relations with them tho. :D
They have also become friendly with the humans according to the backstory as well.
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FinalSage Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Wait Really? They became freinds with the humans? Thats amazing since the Unoficial human spacer saying is "payback is a bitch" (the official is latin for "through trial(or something) the stars") Im surprised that the humans would be so forgiving of a race that was pretty much trying to pave over them on first contact. But I did read all about the Hivers info, they are a neat race and a great ally for defence, Though notably I did once play as them and droped a dreadnought with a planet killer over everyone of my allies worlds in 1 turn, heheheh victory
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Matthew42 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
actuly it was a rouge hiver princess named obsidian crown that attacked humanity, the other hivers knew about as much as humanity
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FinalSage Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
...how did you learn that...not that I'm doubting you it's just that if I missed some lore :(
lol but the hivers are a pretty expantionest race, I think our best friends would probably be the Liir as our planet requirements are very similar and we tend to not live in the oceans.
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Matthew42 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
and I also agree that the liir would be our best bet at an ally, they need help killing off the sull'ka, and as we all know humans are pretty darn good at killing things XD
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Matthew42 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I red it on the sword of the stars 2 codex website, its pretty much a wiki page.

also I learned a lot more from the sots2 in game encyclopedia, in both it was obsidian crown.

and before you ask, yes the game sots2 is playable now, there are a few visual bits to be fixed/added here and there but otherwise don't effect the gaming experience at all
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erdrik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Well as it turns out, the attack on earth was not a sanctioned Hiver assault.
In fact the Hivers were in a state of mass civil war at the time, and the attack fleet that hit earth was actualy the last fleet of a fleeing princess.
She had planned to take earth, regroup, and then once again try and take the "Jewels of the Crown" and become Queen.
Of course, we crazy monkeys threw a bit of a wrench in her plans. :D

Also of course, we didn't know any of this and had just assumed they were united.
Only after learning their language did humans learned the truth of the situation.
But not till after we had glassed many of their colonies ...
There are more details of what led to peace after that, but Ill leave that up to you to read about:[link]
Not gunna pull punches. 52 pages! :o long thread is long.
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FinalSage Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Is....IS this real??? Have I been THAT in the dark about this 0.o I feel...ashamed...My nerd status ruined!
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erdrik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Lol, don't feel bad! Erinys(Arinn Dembo, the writer of the backstory/universe) is just that bad ass of a writer. :D
She has been constantly dropping bits of info on the forums since(probly even before) the release of the game.
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LeArkel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Flamethrowers will always be the most badass weapon. This has got to be the first SotS fanart I've seen yet. Congratulations, you beat me to it.

As an semi-unrelated side note, I'm looking forward to Lords of Winter.
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Fecklessnz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
This really makes me happy to be honest. The rage in her face. I would not want to be that firebug :P
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TRex11 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
I just gotta say, it's fantastic seeing fanart from Swort of the Stars. It's one of my favorite games of all time and it's so hard to see good artwork of the races from the game. I mean the in-game art they provided was fantastic and all but to see m ore with the characters in perspective is great. Keep it up!

It's hard for me to know who to cheer for here. I like playing as the Hiver -and- the Zuul depending on my mood.
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TRex11 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Sword of the Stars too. Though I'm sure Swort of the Stars is an excellent game as well.
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JohnsDead Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
That's hot!
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elorran-dryphed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Barbecued Zuul, an interesting menu choice. I'd go with Liir steaks dipped in batter, myself.
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MK01 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an acquired taste. Try the spicy Morrigi Wings while you're here though.
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Vorkedlarfleeze Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
NOT ENOUGH FIRE!
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MK01 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I RAN OUT OF SPACE FOR MORE FIRE
SHOULD I PUT FIRE ON THE FIRE?
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Vorkedlarfleeze Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
YES
FIRE ALWAYS WORKS WITH FIRE
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