Remember that you have nine scout drones on the planet, I said three shuttles each carrying three drones, and the capture drones must be sent doen, but I'm assuming thats what you wanted. And remember that your have twelve bio vats that can be emptied any time you want, in fact I advise you take all the rest next turn because thats the only way you can find out their biology, unique traits, that stuff
"Capture them all, we can't take any chances."
"Understood, Alerish out." However just as he is about to turn the consol off he hesitates, you are about to ask him whats wrong but he turns the consol off before you can, maybe he's hiding something, you muse, as you turn around to face Shiek you find that she has already left, you turn back to the viewing panel to watch the next shuttle take off towards the surface, five capture drones on board, they head off. You go back to sleep in your room for about three hours when an alarm tells you that the drones are back, you head off towards the Bio Lab where the creatures will be kept, when you arrive you find that five Bio-Vats are full, much to your relief, Alerish slides up to you, clearly quite happy with this, you noticemany more Ataqalaas going around working on the vats just as Alerish speaks. "Well the mission was a sucess, all the creatures are captured and we even found another creature that could be worked on."
"Really?" You ask, more creatures means more DNA and more chances of sucess, "what is it?"
"It seems to have plain skin like us, they are coated in a thick hide armour though, and about 3 metres long, they have a long snout, four legs, and a tail that ends with a vicous looking bony club."
"Interesting." You figure this would be a good time to ask him what had happened earlier, before he can move off you speak up, "Before, when you reported to me, just as you where about to sign off, you looked like you where going to say something, can you tell me what?" Alerish goes pale for a moment before finally answering, "well the truth is we found another creature that would be suitable for protectors, but we weren't sure we should show it to you."
"Well show me now." Alerish visably sighs and heads off towards the screen with you following behind, soon you see an image of another bug creatue, they have large heads, with very large eyes, each about the size of a soccer ball, huge metre long wings, a size of one and a half metre high, six limbs, two ending with insect hands, but whats most interesting is that the seem to already have some techonogy, as they seem to be carrying stone tipped spears. "Why didn't you show me this before!" you ask with your most outreaged voice. Alerish's answer you find is quite a good reason, "Well you see, they seem to have a hive structure very similar to the enemy, and they also seem rather ruthless, altogether they remind me somewhat of the enemy."
"Oh," you say "still you should have shown me so I could at least consider this," Alerish doesn't answer and so you think about your options, five creatures in storage, and a possible two more to be captured, so what now?
-12 scout drones (all out scouting)
-5 combat drones
-3 comunicator drones
-8 capture drones
-10 carrier drones
-12 bio-vats of varios sizes (5 used)
-8 moulder kits
-3 capture kits
-1 food generator
-2 water generators
1 grub creature
1 Insect creature
1 Scaled non reptilian creature
1 Reptilian creature
1 Mamalian creature