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    331 KB Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)02:46 No.7502020  
    Three hundred cycles ago, your species achieved total bio-technological fusion. Free from the limitations of your crude, natural bodies, a new age of prosperity as biomechanical intelligences dawned for your kind. Unfortunately, your homeworld had room for only so much infrastructure; and the ever-growing number of minds demanded more resources and living space to develop.

    Thus, the colony ships were developed. Hundreds of massive, interstellar starships, each housing millions of minds, were launched into space. Each of these composite superorganisms was launched to a different, resource-rich planet, armed with all the knowledge and power needed to turn their destinations into a new homeworld.

    You are Colony 13.

    You awaken to discover that something has gone horribly wrong. For some reason, the landing sequence did not initiate when you entered your target's atmosphere, and the collective was not awakened from its hibernation. Your ship is critically damaged, embedded in the floor of an alien ocean. According to your chronometers, you have lain dormant and broken on this alien seabed for five hundred cycles.

    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)02:50 No.7502067
    I act surprised that something went wrong with Colony 13. 13!

    Where am I in the ship?
    Look around, listen.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)02:51 No.7502080
    Try to find out the extent of the damage. Plus, what sort of training do I have? Am I an engineer, a scientist, a laborer, the smegging coffee barista?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)02:53 No.7502100
    Sure is Pandora around here.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)02:53 No.7502106
    from what I can tell, it looks like we are the ship's AI/autopilot
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)02:55 No.7502126

    At the moment, you are part of the ship. You will need to make a body to move beyond it.

    Your sensory equipment is badly damaged. The only sensors online are the short-ranged visual, kinetic, and thermal scanners. According to them, you are under several kilometers of murky water. Ambient temperature is 290 K. There is very little motion.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)02:57 No.7502152

    You are at the bottom of the ocean. From your current vantage point, you cannot tell if this is a hippy furfest planet or not.


    The ship is either too badly damaged or too low on power to run a full diagnostic.

    There are millions of individual consciousnesses aboard colony 13. You can be whoever you want. However, under current conditions, only a few hundred minds can be awake at a time.


    Transhumanism, yo.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)02:58 No.7502158
    >You will need to make a body to move beyond it.

    Alright, let's begin crafting a giant pelican eel. You can't go wrong with pelican eels. Problem ahead? Just eat it. Besides we're in murky water and their senses are good for that.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:04 No.7502219

    What means "pelican eel?"

    At the moment, the only nanofactory that seems to be responding is one of the smaller tertiary ones. It is capable of producing the following biomechanisms:

    OBSERVER: this small, blimplike construct is slow moving and fragile, but carries a decent array of sensory devices. It is capable of floating in most liquid or gaseous environments. It can house up to one consciousness.

    LABORER: A hardy, crustacean-like biped with appendages of fine manipulation. Landlocked and slow moving, but strong and durable in most environments and capable of doing manual labor and using tools or weapons.

    To build anything else, you will need to either bring a bigger factory online, or learn more about the surrounding environment.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:07 No.7502245
    Wasn't this the plot of Pandorum?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:08 No.7502255

    Possibly. Never heard of it.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:11 No.7502292
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    Why not have an internal laborer built then have the tertiary nanofactory produce repair nanomachines to repair the damaged area. Also an external scout in order to look fro thermal vents.
    Also do we look like Moya from Farscape?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:16 No.7502355

    A little bit. Think Moya, but more of a vertical orientation rather than horizontal, and a little lumpier.

    You drop the needed metals and plastics into the pool of nanogel. Soon, it spews forth one laborer and one observer. You can control these units remotely, or download minds into them to serve as pilots.

    Current forces:

    Observer: 1
    Laborer: 1
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:16 No.7502363
    Betcher bottom dollar we're at the bottom of the Pacific.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:18 No.7502383

    You owe me bottom dollar.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:22 No.7502434
    Neat. Have the laborer determine the mineral content of the sea floor for usable mass that can be used to repair the ship. Have the scout move out in a radial pattern in order to have a better layout of our current position.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:22 No.7502439
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    Everybody knows that Earth was the thirteenth colony, dude.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:25 No.7502470
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    >What means "pelican eel?"

    Google is your friend. They're those fish that can eat things about twice as large as they are. Let's get to devouring local wildlife already.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:26 No.7502483

    The laborer does not have the innate ability to conduct a chemical analysis. You will need to build a handheld sampler for it to do that.

    The observer, however, does.

    Swooping down to the seabed, the observer takes a sample of the sand around your hull. Mostly silicate compounds, with trace amounts of metals and sulfur. There are also a LOT of organic compounds.

    Taking a gulp of seawater, it detects considerable salinity, as well as the presence of numerous organic particles. Some of them may be microscopic life forms.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:28 No.7502499

    Dude, I know what a pelican eel is. However, ingame, no one on your ship has ever heard of this animal.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:28 No.7502507
    Assess organics for viability as a nutritional supplement.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:29 No.7502510
    Bad trolling.
    Try again next time.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:30 No.7502525
    I contemplate how much my shipmates suck and mourn the loss of the opportunity to become something big and ded killy.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:30 No.7502527
    Time to start shitting out some of these : http://www.nemoramjet.com/snduterus.html
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:30 No.7502529
    I've been down in the goop for 500 years with no rescue. I am the last of my species. All the others are dead.

    Just a reminder. Carry on.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:31 No.7502548
    Hmm since the laborer is not able to do samples have it clean off the ships hull. And see if we could process the organic materials to help repair the ship. And what kind of power source does the ship use? And could an engineer mind in stasis speed up the repairs on the ship?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:32 No.7502557

    It will take the Observer a long time to do this. However, now that you have something to study, you can build a much more efficient ANALYZER. This small construct can house up to two minds, and is much better than Observers or handheld samplers at studying new materials.

    It will take the observer at least one hundred man-hours to analyze the organics. An Analyzer would probably take fewer than thirty, but you'll need to build one first.

    Which will it be?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:33 No.7502573
    We should also consider thinking about using the observer to scan the outside of the ship and look for any leaks or apparent damage to the hull.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:34 No.7502582
    Before we go dicking with the hull we should have the observer conduct a visual inspection for any irregularities.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:34 No.7502593
    What is the amount of our on board supplies? And what is the status of our power plants; is it viable with our current resources to repair them.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:37 No.7502630
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    Your ship's power source is ZRBITE. This sophisticated, pico-mechanical material has both metallic and organic components, and can only be produced at great expenditure.

    Your engineers can get to work on the ship as soon as you provide them with bodies and equipment to work with.

    You send your laborer to walk across the parts of the hull that aren't buried. It appears that your ship is encrusted in layers of strange, brittle growths. Some of them appear to house tiny, living polyps that wave little tentacles in the water.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:38 No.7502637
    I would like to know this as well. If we have a finite amount of resources, I would advise we construct at least one military unit, you never know when shit will hit the fan.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:39 No.7502656
    Build a second observer.
    Have one inspect the ship for damage and the other scout patrol around. If possible, build three and use them in pairs.
    Make two analyzers and more labourers, proceed to analyze and catalog local lifeforms, have the labourers repair critical systems, power first, bigger factory second.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:40 No.7502671

    Your responsive nanofactory has enough materials to build 100 light constructs. So far, you have built 2. Since you are not doing anything power-intensive at the moment, your energy stores shouldn't be a problem until you decide to step up the game.

    The ship is in terrible shape. Multiple hull breaches. Most of it isn't even responding, which is why you don't know the full scope of the situation. You will need to explore the wreck physically to learn more.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:41 No.7502685
    OH SHIT. Where are the Red Shirts? I bet THEY fucked shit up.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)03:42 No.7502699
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    Hmm we may be need an alternative to power source. How about fusion, we are at the bottom of the SEA. Also is our nanofactory wet(biological) or dry(Industrial Nanopaste from SMAC) nanomachines? But most importantly we are our resources, we don;t exactly want to run out because we didn't know how much we had.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)03:43 No.7502715

    The only "millitary" units you can make at the moment are laborers. Laborers are armed with sharp, metallic claws, and can wield personal weapons. They aren't specialized at fighting, but they can fair decently against weak enemies.


    Please specify the number of units of each type. Be more specific.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:08 No.7502812
    The fuck? Was 4chan just down for a minute?


    Your resources include the following:

    BODY CONSTRUCTION: plastics, metals, and proteins used to build your bio-mechanical puppets. You can gather these from the surrounding environment. Some more advanced bodies will also take Ship Construction. You currently have 98 units accounted for.

    SHIP CONSTRUCTION: hyper-dense and durable materials used to build things like your colony ship. You will need a PICO-FACTORY to make more. You do not have any of this in usable form at the moment.

    ZRBITE: this is used as a battery of sorts. Making Zrbite requires an external energy source, as well as a ZRBITE LAB. One light unit consumes one unit of Zrbite each year. You have 98 units, not counting what you used already.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)04:11 No.7502827

    Addendum: you can use energy directly to power your ship, but Zrbite is needed to power anything else.

    You currently have one FUSION REACTOR responsive. Fusion reactors are cheap and infinitely sustainable, but not very productive.

    ANNHILATION REACTORS are expensive and unstable, but MUCH more productive.

    Reactors of either sort can be used to make Zrbite if you build or restore a ZRBITE LAB.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:13 No.7502838
    4chan was on the fritz for a bit. We should have any available units scour the hull for damaged spots then repair the hull with the surrounding resources. Also what is the viability to build an underwater fusion reactor to supplement our power reserves. Alternately do we have any internal cargo bays that can be used.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:20 No.7502856

    I'm feeling a lot of turbulance too. Hopefully this gets through.

    Can we send some bodies to different parts of the ship to power them up, or are we at pretty much no power source for these areas at all and need to come up with more?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:30 No.7502864
    Blah posting is bugging out.
    Alright since we have at least one fusion reactor going how many other reactors to we have. Also can we get a complete load out of the ship, as in how many and what kind of systems are pre-built.
    Also since we are able to manipulate matter at the pico- level can we use it to artificially transmute matter?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)04:32 No.7502871

    You have plenty of internal cargo bays. None of which are responding.

    Building a new fusion reactor will cost 250 Body Construction, 50 Ship Construction, and 25 Zrbite. Alternately, you could excavate more of your ship and try to repair one of the damaged ones.

    The exposed part of the hull has plenty of damaged spots. So far, you can see that one laboratory, one light nanofactory, and two weapon ports have been flooded. Fortunately, your ship is compartmentalized.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)04:38 No.7502904

    Colony 13 is a spacefaring colossus, equipped with all the latest and most advanced of everything. At full functionality, your ship boasts:

    3 tertiary nanofactories.
    1 secondary nanofactory.
    1 primary nanofactory.
    7 weapon ports.
    1 heavy sensor array.
    1 light sensor array.
    10 laboratories.
    10 cargo bays.
    3 maneuvering thrusters.
    1 gravitic interstellar thruster.
    6 fusion reactors.
    2 annhilation reactors.
    1 Zrbite lab.
    1 consciousness matrix.

    Currently, the following facilities are responding:

    1 fusion reactor.
    1 tertiary nanofactory.
    1 cargo bay.
    1 light sensor array.
    1 weapon port.
    1 consciousness matrix (at low power, only a few thousand of its millions of inhabitants are awake).

    Your pico-technology is extremely limited. You can use it to build special materials needed for spaceflight, but that's about it. You cannot transmute matter.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:38 No.7502905
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    I say we repair all hull damage so that it would be easier to repair the damaged areas. And why do we need to see what should be in the ship's memory about the on board systems( sorry for making your job harder). We should repair the light nanofactory then the fusion reactors.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)04:40 No.7502914

    Sorry for not being clear. You KNOW what facilities are onboard (see my post above). You just don't know how damaged everything is and why everything is or isn't working.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:42 No.7502927
    Sorry 4chan being buggy and all.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:43 No.7502935

    >Fusion reactor.
    >Cannot transmute matter.

    I don't really believe you, SPY.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:43 No.7502937
    Can we repair the hull yet? Let's get to it.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)04:46 No.7502959

    Your one laborer begins patching up the nearest exposed hull breach with flimsy Body Construction materials. It will take it five hundred hours to complete.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:49 No.7502981
    Don't we have an internal repair system? The ship is bio-mechanical after all. Also can we use the nanofactory that is currently running to speed up repair on the other nanofactories?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)04:52 No.7502997

    You can use your functioning nanofactory to build laborers, which you can then assign to repairing the others.

    The ship's systemic auto-repair function doesn't seem to be working. You'll need to find out why.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)04:58 No.7503000
    Make 50 of them.
    Make 15 observers and set up perimeter patrols.
    Make 5 analyzers to determine what local material can we use to repair our ship.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)04:59 No.7503006
    ... online.

    Can we recycle constructs after they have been used? Is there a resource loss if and when this occurs?

    If this is the case we need to speed this up; it is necessary to finish repairs as quickly as possible.

    In any event, begin creating laborers (all constructs are to move and operate in teams of two in case of external problems) and begin sending them around to damaged sections. Nanofacs are secondary priority; first priority is to get internal and external sensors online to find out what the hell happened and our overall status.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:02 No.7503030
    Auto-repair systems should be the next priority after thee fusion reactors.
    I would say 40 instead of 50 laborers.
    Hehe isn't been a long time, ever since the Iron quest threads stopped I haven't seen anyone else using those trips. And since we have high degree of nanotechnology is should be 100% efficiency when it comes to matter recycling.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)05:09 No.7503049

    Making these units will cost a total of 65 Body Construction and 65 Zrbite. It will take your nanofactory one hour to make each drone. Should you build any particular type first, alternate types, or what (if you don't clarify, I'll assume you want to alternate types until all your analyzers and observers have been made)?


    Damaged constructs can be salvaged, depending on how badly they were damaged. In most cases, you will at least be able to recover the Zrbite from their power cells.

    Speaking of Zrbite, considering your limited supplies, you may want to work on modifying your drones to accept alternate power sources. This would be easier if you had a lab, but you can try it without.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:10 No.7503056
    I saw this thread and was ... inspired.

    Anyway, the recycling efficiency should be close enough that we don't have to worry, until we run into problems. If we run into problems. With any amount of luck, it'll turn out that we smacked into an asteroid, thrown off course and got dropped in the atmosphere somehow.

    Anyhow! Forty laborers divided into twenty teams of two to go out and begin preliminary repairs. We can begin reinforcing the laborers to accelerate repairs as necessary. If we're lucky all twenty teams won't be needed so that we can pool resources, but I'm not counting on that.

    Observers doing perimeter patrols, five teams of two.

    Observer-analyzer teams to scout for useful material, five teams of two (one type each).

    Repair priorities so far: power, autorepair, sensors, nanofacs.

    Sound about right?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)05:11 No.7503071

    If you can recover the complete body, then yes, 100% efficiency in recycling. However, you might not always be able to find all the pieces.

    Acknowledged. You are now constructing 40 laborers instead of 50.

    Current forces:

    Laborers: 3
    Observers: 3
    Analyzers: 2
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:13 No.7503080
    Sounds good to me.
    How about advanced lithium batteries? We should be able to get some lithium from the sea water but unfortunately it would be in extremely low concentrations. Alternately nanomaterial/metamaterial batteries that run off our fusion reactors.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:20 No.7503087

    I suggest we begin to have the analyzers try and determine if any of the surrounding minerals in the soil, water and the growth (sounds like coral to me) around the ship to help facilitate better repair items.

    And I do agree in that we should research a way to have our droids run on alternate power sources at least until we fix the one fusion reactor available to us.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:20 No.7503088

    Your observer teams circle around the ship. Most of the hull seems to be buried underground. To access the rest of the ship, you'll have to either navigate its wrecked interior or dig. High above, they spot some larger organisms moving around in the water.

    Your harvester teams begin gathering as much sand and silt as they can. However, to convert them into usable form, you'll need to take the nanofactory off of production duty.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:23 No.7503101
    I would suggest having the analyzers conduct research into potential new sources of energy, primarily study the water to see if we can make use of it through hydro power or whatnot first. Moving from there to examining if the metals and trace elements in the samples we have discovered so far and if they are compatible with anything we have to formulate new hull sections (or we could forgo those to consolidate what we have for now).
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:23 No.7503103

    I suggest we begin to have the analyzers try and determine if any of the surrounding minerals in the soil, water and the growth (sounds like coral to me) around the ship to help facilitate better repair items.

    And I do agree in that we should research a way to have our droids run on alternate power sources at least until we fix the one fusion reactor available to us.

    And once we have the rest of the block of droids built we'll shift into processing mode of the sand and silt.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:25 No.7503113
    Inb4 sun-powered space lasers.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:26 No.7503121
    So right now, infact in total we should secure a power source, with a secure and primative form of energy at least we know we are safe from death by lack of energy...as a bonus maybe once this energy form is secure we can work on awakening new minds and see if any are not specialized in science or construction.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)05:30 No.7503131
    After power, we need is to find and reactivate a couple more factories.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:30 No.7503132
    Resupplying the nanofac can wait for the time being. We need to get more hands out there to work.

    Harvesters can stand by until we have a second nanofac, in which event we can shut down one of them for resupply, and use the other for production as needed.

    Also, tell the observers to make sure that they keep a low profile. I don't know what's above us, but I don't want to attract its attention.

    I am going to buck the trend here, however: do we have the resources to make a small fusion reactor and put it online as a power source until we have brought our reactors online? If so, I'm thinking we may want to do that, and soon. We can't run off the zrbite reserves forever and the more juice we can run off of, the better. We can use surplus juice to make zrbite, if my understanding is correct, though perhaps not yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:31 No.7503137
    We only have 1/6 fusion reactors active and should be 2nd on the list to repair just after the tertiary nanofactories. But batteries would be a useful stopgap power source once we get more fusion reactors online.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:33 No.7503157
    Disregard last about fusion if we already have one reactor online. Let's just get the existing reactors repaired.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:33 No.7503158
    Hey should we check the sensors to see if their are any natural deposits of minerals or what not nearby?

    Or could the Observers do a better job of it?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)05:33 No.7503159
    The patrols have determined that there is a wide variety of organisms infesting the outer hull. Some stationary, some mobile, some producers, some consumers. They even seem to have moved into the hull breaches, and fill the exposed rooms with a thick layer of living detritus.

    In terms of energy sources: you aren't picking up much Lithium in the water, but there's a decent amount of metal. The water around your current position isn't moving much, but closer to the surface above you there is a strongish current, and sunlight. Additionally, the microorganisms you've sampled could probably be digested somehow.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)05:37 No.7503187
    Can we discern how we managed to get online again? Are there any nonenvironmental threats or significant environmental threats to the ship (e.g. suddenly missiles, rustsharks or lava)?
    >> Subprocesser Delta Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:37 No.7503194
    Should we check the mineral deposits, this one believes it would be wise to stock up on materials as soon as possible, thought this one would not wish to override the voice of its fellows.

    One believes that it would be prudent to secure an additional source of power, thought one admits it is at a loss to do so.

    One would also like to request a damage report from observer team 1b, 4x and t9 on Hullbreechs and consort with its fellows if this will damage our whole.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)05:38 No.7503195

    Until you can get your Heavy Sensor Array back online, the observers will do a better job of that.

    Currently, your observer teams are circling above the wreck, and your harvester teams (observer/analyzer pairings) are gathering soil and silt from the area immediately beyond your hull. Most of your laborers are idle.

    Current forces

    Observers: 11
    Analyzers: 5
    Laborers: 11
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:38 No.7503197
    Eh. Eating biomass for power is... inefficient, but might be useful to clean up the mess once we've got the hull breaches sealed. Sunlight is going to be so limited as to be pointless at this depth as well.

    We'll be best off running fusion reactors, for now; we can make more of them as needed if our six are not enough to get us out of here. I'm not even going to ask about what sort of propulsion gets us out of here at this point either.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:39 No.7503206
    Create... Say, 5 laborers and send them to the closest non-functioning fusion reactor inisde Our Glorious Selves. See what's wrong, fix if possible.

    Need some observers inside the hull, identify the damage to our power/sensor systems.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:39 No.7503207
    Our laborers should be running out and repairing all damage that they can repair. Starting with the reactors and the nanofacs.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:41 No.7503217
    We should use the encrusted biomatter as material ie digest it. Have any idle laborer either dig out the ship or clean off the the undamaged parts of the hull.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:42 No.7503218

    He mentioned that we do have some maneuvering thrusters and a gravitic drive for space travel, but that will probably require the ship to be fully repaired and at full power for us to risk going back to orbit.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:42 No.7503226
    The laborers were assigned to function in teams of two, but we've got several already sitting idle.

    My vote is that we send five teams of two to the first reactor and GET THE SUCKER ONLINE.
    >> Subprocesser Delta Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:43 No.7503234

    This one believes laborers should be put to work on repairs to the most delicate and necessary of our functions with priority to functions that would sustain us in times of danger.

    Repairs of factories would most likely please other selves, as would power units, but this one would request of its fellows that memory cores concerning advanced science be repaired shortly so that analyzers might function better.

    Summary: Repair of a single tertiary nano lab, repair to no less then two laboratories and maybe repair to our subconscious matrix if possible so as to gain the power of our fellow minds.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:44 No.7503246

    I'll second this move; lets get this first reactor online to supplement our power needs.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:44 No.7503247
    Agreed. We should be able to spare some workers for that purpose.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)05:45 No.7503253
    Couple of notes: I'm going to be paranoid subprocessor for a bit.

    Passive sensors only on Analysers, if we manage to reclaim any sensor arrays don't activate them except in passive mode. Run any fusion on low power that won't transmit emissions more than say 1KM in water.

    Ok, I need to go shovel snow now.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)05:45 No.7503254

    You send your laborers (all but one of which are currently idle) and one observer into the ship to find their way to the nearest fusion reactor. Its pretty banged up. The nearest reactor doesn't seem accessible at all due to physical damage.

    You do discover a cargo bay on your way to the next reactor. Its interior walls are ripped open, but the outer hull is intact. It contains 100 Body Construction and 100 Zrbite. There should be another tertiary nanofactory adjacent to it, but that hallway is totally smashed shut.

    Eventually, you find another fusion reactor. It is flooded by a small hull breach, and sand and mud have filled the lower half of the room (the hull breach is underground). It looks like it can be restored, though.
    >> Subprocesser Delta Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:48 No.7503270
    Forgive this one's forgetful state, mind marred by sleep...so long.

    Requesting access to memory core....

    Commence search...
    What would powering our Fusion Core enable us to accomplish?...sub question, what units and functions would benefit from unit being reactivated?

    Awaiting response...
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:49 No.7503278
    Get to work then. Split available workers on two teams. First one - get that reactor online. Second - clear out the rubble.
    When possible, send observers deeper in the ship to check for the state of other reactors (all types).
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)05:50 No.7503282
    As long as the contents of that room will not interfere with the repair and function of the reactor, let's get it online. Otherwise we need to get that room cleaned out first and repair the breach. As it stands at this point, the breaches are strictly tertiary priority for repair unless something happens to change that.

    Also in total agreement -- passive sensors from the ship's arrays only, until we've got all repairs done. I don't want to risk waking up anything else up in the sea right now.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)05:55 No.7503291
    I would move that hull repairs be tied with the system it is near. In other words repair a hull near a fusion reactor or nanofactory sort of thing. So let's get that repairing that fusion reactor after we have sealed the hull breach.
    Also it seems like we have a lot of people from the Iron Quest threads in here, fun times.
    Subprocessor RND042 -> Engineering Mind
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:55 No.7503292

    It'll help with our dwindling zrbite supply, which is what we are slowly running out of. It'll also help out with getting more consciousnesses awake, leading (hopefully) to more advanced units to help repair the ship.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)05:58 No.7503320

    Powering up that reactor will allow you to reawaken more of your minds, and can be used to power additional facilities that you build/restore. You will need more power if you are to build/activate any more facilities.


    All sensors are in passive mode.

    Most of your laborers begin pumping the water out of the room and sealing the leaks, while two others clear the sand and mud from around the vital mechanisms.

    IMPORTANT: the observer accompanying your interior repairs team has made a discovery!

    The arterial ducts that the ship uses to distribute power and materials have been partly flooded, and infested with alien vermin and growths. This may be why the auto-repair isn't working.

    Barring a new innovation on your part, you have two options for clearing the ducts:

    NANOBLOB: produce a glob of corrosive nanogel to crawl through the ducts and digest the invaders. This will cost nothing to produce, but is slow-acting and makes some noticable power demands.

    SCROUNGER: these small robots resemble flattened worms or eels with toothy, whirling maws. They are faster than nanoblobs and don't take much power, but you'll need to build them. A scrounger costs 1/2 units of Body Construction.

    In either case, the organisms you destroy will be converted into usable materials.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:58 No.7503321
    I head to the bar, order a sidewinder fang and see if anyone has a job for me.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)05:59 No.7503329
    Access to memory core complete...

    This one finds itself in concert with >>7503282
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)06:02 No.7503356
    Let's get the scroungers going, about 20 should do. The auto-repair systems should speed up repair greatly.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:06 No.7503376
    Colony 13, this one suggests the building of twenty SCROUNGER units, working in concert in numbers of four they are to attack the intruders, devouring their component units before returning to the way stations to deposit materials for processing.

    Clean main pathways first to core areas of the ship for auto repair to begin process.

    This one believes this damage cannot go on for long and that power is in dire straits as is...consumption of more is ill advised.

    Once Ducts are clean...units will report back for disassembly...

    What other selves think?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:06 No.7503378
    i vote blobs even if they have power demands we should be getting another reactor online and they cost no other recorces plus there devouring blobs and that's awesome
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)06:07 No.7503386
    Someone put the freelancer back in the fridge, because all we have is Liberty Ale, friend.

    We... don't have any invaders yet, do we? Aside from the local flora and fauna deciding to take up residence past hull breach points. Of course, this means that we can start converting things directly to usable materials.

    I'm favoring the things that won't cause sudden demands of power, for the time being -- let's put some Scroungers in queue. And, as always, send them out in groups of two.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:08 No.7503405

    You suspend construction of more laborers in favor of scroungers. 20 scroungers will cost 10 Body Construction.

    Current forces:

    Observers: 15
    Analyzers: 5
    Laborers: 15

    Current supplies:

    Body Construction: 65
    Zrbite: 65
    Power: 5 produced, 0 available (your lone reactor is busy keeping your other facilities online)
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:11 No.7503431

    Urgh, sorry. Put a 1 in front of the Body Construction and Zrbite supplies, since you just found that second cargo bay.
    >> Subprocesser Delta Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:16 No.7503445
    I have noted the addition laborers if they are not performing any actions might this one suggest using them in the assistance of clearing the reactor room, I have come to agree with Subprocessor ∑ that the reactor would be crucial to further efforts.

    Query... What are the Analyzers currently studying?

    Query...Are Observers capable of leaving the watery environment we are mired in?

    Query... Have there been any life signs in the current area that span sizes greater then two cubic feet?

    Query...Are the organic life forms we are harvesting carbon based or metallic based?

    Query... Have our Observers noted any abnormalities in the waters (Materials that are processed and/or not native to the environment)

    End Queries....
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:20 No.7503452
    This got me thinking. A computer game in with you start in a derelict ship/base (each new game your ship/base/damage and world around you is random) would be AWESOME. The "trying to get your shit together" phase is always the best.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:23 No.7503461
    can we scout out the heavy sensor array, if its repairable within reason we might be able to see what the fuck is going on around us in case shit hits the fan
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:24 No.7503466
    I agree that would be so sweet
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:24 No.7503468
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    Like four times that I can think of.
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)06:25 No.7503469
    This one wonders if the infesting aliens along the outer hull could be used for something beneficial, they are currently harvesting energy, they are bio-electrical systems, perhaps we can directly syphon their energy.

    Exploit them.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)06:26 No.7503475
    Dead Space is kinda like that. And for anyone else is 4chan still crapping out on them?

    Has the scouts detected any metals that would speed up repair?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:27 No.7503479

    >>What are the Analyzers currently studying?

    They are studying the chemical and biological nature of the environment. Their findings will teach you about the local ecosystem, and help you infer things about the surrounding geography and geology.

    Furthermore, you might find some biological designs worth imitating: the local fauna are well adapted to this world, after all.

    >>Observer mobility?

    Observers can fly, though very harsh winds may make navigation difficult.

    >>Size of local life forms?

    You have seen larger outlines swimming near the surface above you. Most are small, but occasionally you'll see the outline of something much larger than your current drones.

    >>Composition of local life forms?

    The organisms you've found so far are carbon-based, similar to the bodies you abandoned long ago.

    >>Non-native materials?

    You don't know what materials are native to this area and which ones aren't.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)06:27 No.7503481
    Yeah, it really is.

    Seconding queries. We need to know if local life is based on carbon, silicon, ammonia or what. As we're in water, carbon is probably going to be the safest assumption, though. But you never can tell.

    There are some very large things in the water above us, presumably life forms, but we're trying not to draw their attention right now.

    (And yes, 4chan is being terrible this morning.)
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)06:29 No.7503491
    Excellent timing, then.

    In any event, there's not a lot else that we can do right now. Just keep the repair going so we can get some more power, and keep the scouts inside our hull looking around to find any intact nanofacs that we can repair and reactivate.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:30 No.7503492

    I'm in the early stages of learning programming. Making a vidya game out of this is a thought I've entertained (though way, way, WAY beyond my current skill level).


    The heavy sensor array proves accessible...if flooded and full of alien barnacles. Repairing it will take some time, and you will need more power to bring it online.


    The scroungers will be able to reduce them to usable materials. So far, the analyzers haven't found much of a use for them alive.
    >> Subprocesser Delta Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:33 No.7503508
    Ending Query to Colony Core...

    Initiating Query...Other selves have you any input that might gain new view on our situation?

    Summary...This one believes that all processes that must take place to repair and reactivate inwith our power are taking place.

    Currently I believe that tasks of repairing the Reactor core and clearing ourselves of the organisms that clog our repair selves is progressing as we have planned.

    Suspending Mental Sequence till response.
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)06:34 No.7503514
    >analyzers haven't found much of a use for them alive

    Oh that is a shame.

    Query: Is there anything wrong with the current online minds? No signal loss or degradation?
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)06:38 No.7503541
    One thing has been tickling my neural net, other self, What caused us to awaken at this specific time?

    Was it some sort of passive alarm perhaps? I don't have access to that information myself.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:39 No.7503545

    The online minds are all okay. The offline majority...well...you'll need more power to find out.


    Okay, fastforward a few hours.

    You have constructed 20 scrounger units. Should you now resume laborer construction, or not?

    The scroungers begin making their way through the ducts, devouring the alien life and spraying the dust into your cargo containers. Slowly, feeling returns to some of your long-dead veins.

    Secondary fusion reactor is now free of water, and will be online in short order.

    A large creature approaches one of your surveillance teams (2 observers). It is a large, presumably endoskeletal creature, several meters long. It swims with impressive grace despite its bulk. It is circling around your drones in either curiosity, suspicion, or hunger.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:40 No.7503549

    For now time just needs to pass until we can get more power for us to work with, and we're currently doing the clean-up and repair of the easiest to access fusion reactor.


    My understanding is that they are just in stasis/hibernation, and that only approx. 1000 minds are awake while the rest lie dormant.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:41 No.7503557
    I want to know why the ship look like the Seaquest
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)06:41 No.7503558
    We should beware - any entities may be an unknown form of consciousness. For example, the plantlife might have been one. This thing may definitely be sentient and should be constrained, but not killed outright.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:43 No.7503570

    Well... Hmm... Try and scan the creature, see if there's anything we can learn from it that can aid us as we try to move about in this enviornment. Right now we seem to be moving around fine, but a faster scout drone might not be a bad idea. Try not to make any threatening moves and, if possible, slowly retreat away from it and return to the ship.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)06:45 No.7503577
    Would a drone be able to survive being eaten? If not we may need some defense drones in case they attack. We don't want to lose any resources, especially developed ones like drones.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:46 No.7503583

    Depends on how thoroughly it was chewed.


    This organism is indeed far more mobile in the water than any of your current drones. This could be worth scanning.

    Proceed with scan Y/N?
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)06:47 No.7503587
    Our position on the sea-floor, are there any interesting geological peculiarities nearby? Are we on a shelf?
    This one finds it hard to believe that we are at the very bottom.
    >> Subprocesser Delta Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:47 No.7503589
    Potential Order...Observer unit continue study of large organism should any attempt of attack appear return to self along path Theta-1-1-Epsilon to main body core for retrieval of surveillance information.

    Main Colony Core...Please recommence construction of Labor Selves and set minor selves to gather materials (Those that are not repairing currently)

    Repair function....I sense flow in self....

    WE STIR...

    It is the believe of the self we cannot endanger smaller selves...study is paramount, but loss is wasteful with so few resources at current disposal.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)06:48 No.7503594
    Eh, they're backed up.

    They ARE backed up, right?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:48 No.7503595

    You are in a large network of underwater valleys, gulfs, and mountains. You'll need to send some drones out further to learn more, though.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:48 No.7503596
    Using those observers lead it away from us. Slowly... Do not provoke it. Divide those two observers, he cannot follow two at once.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:48 No.7503600

    I suggest we scan the creature.

    Now, what would happen if the drones were attacked and destroyed? Do their consciousnesses get sent back to the ships database or are they lost forever?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:50 No.7503614

    Good question. Tell me, are those observers automated, or crewed? Automated drones are incapable of complicated tasks (like research or complex repairs) and cannot range far from the mothership. Drones that house one of your minds can do anything a person should be able to, and have unlimited range.

    Decide. Now.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)06:51 No.7503619
    Yes, resume laborer construction. Scroungers are to be deployed in groups of two (as usual) with emphasis on cleaning out material in rooms with important equipment in them... for example, the fusion reactor that's under repair, that would be a great one to see what we get when they start eating everything.

    Do not scan the big thing; recall drones -carefully- in the event that this is a predator. Rather, don't recall to the ship, but send them in another direction. We'll see if it follows and maintains the same behavior, monitor it for signs of sapience.

    Let's get some of those observers to scout the path to the next reactor and see whether it is clear.
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)06:51 No.7503624
    I would suggest that an effective method of attack would be to house some nanoblob within an observer and have it eat the creature from within should the observer be swallowed.

    Of course, this one is merely in charge of Floral Arrangement and knows nothing of such terrible acts.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:51 No.7503625

    Depends on how damaged the drone is. If its internal computer is intact, the mind survives. If not, you have a death on your hands.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)06:53 No.7503637
    I say unmanned due to the fact that most if not all of our drones are relatively close to the ship and thus able to be controlled easily.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:53 No.7503638

    My understanding was that up until now we were just sending the observers out on automated programming and would report back to the ship with results. Same with the laborers and that only the analyzers were the ones with actual consciousnesses in them.

    I feel we should just have the drones we produce for now run on automated programming and not endanger any consciousnesses in the ship until we have access to more "crew" members.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:53 No.7503639
    This self believes it is a necessary risk to place other selves in minor selves, thought it might cause loss of self if unit is destroyed...we know that it greatly benefits selves with greater understanding if Minor selves are part of repair and study.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:53 No.7503643
    I like where this thread is going.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)06:54 No.7503645
    We're going back to the old standard array. One analyser has got a mind, teamed with two observers and when necessary one worker, all without minds and slaved to the analyser. Analyser stays well back from the other three.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)06:54 No.7503648
    Death is ... disconcerting.

    Backups exist, right? They certainly should at least. Do we need more power for backups to function?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:55 No.7503658

    Fair enough. The observers are unmanned. The laborers (who do engineering stuff) and analyzers (who do SCIENCE!) are manned.

    The collective seems to be torn between scanning the organism and retreating. Decide.
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)06:56 No.7503661
    If backups do not exist...well.. space could be "made" within the system..no?
    It's not like they would know.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)06:57 No.7503667
    Scan. We can afford to lose some construction parts what with this large amounts of available matter around/
    >> Subprocessor Delta Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)06:57 No.7503672
    Summary....This mind is in the belief that if the drone is unmanned that it should scan the creature and then return with the information for our minds to process.
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)06:58 No.7503677
    I vote for scanning the creatures, we may be able to determine an exploitable use or a perhaps a weakness.

    Secondary query: What information do we have on file about the planet, surely some information must have been known before our glorious selves were dispatched.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)06:59 No.7503681

    Backups can be created without too much effort. It just takes time and the attention of some other minds.


    Newer memories of the person being recreated will not be available. The replacement will know whatever the old personality did the last time it merged with the mothership.


    While your crew are replacable, they are still sentient beings with individual consciousnesses. If slain, their souls will depart from this mortal plane and go on to the Eternal Doorway. Their replacements are copies, not reincarnations.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)06:59 No.7503683
    >The laborers (who do engineering stuff)
    Nah, leave minds out of them.

    Is it possible to slave some unminded bodies to analysers as described in >>7503645
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)07:00 No.7503685
    Seconded but only on this condition. We shouldn't jeopardize anyone unreasonably.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:01 No.7503692

    Yes. However, the typical crew assignment for an analyzer is one chemist and one biologist. If you want them to be good at engineering, you'll have to replace one of those minds with an engineer, making them less competent at analysis.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)07:01 No.7503694
    ... Wait, what?


    Better idea. What if we make copies and send THEM out, once we're in a position to do so, so we don't risk the original?
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)07:01 No.7503698
    This self grows weary of sitting in the system and requests to be transferred to a physical unit so that it may expedite the process of exploring our ship.
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:03 No.7503705
    Opinion...If this is the case then this selve suggests only using minds in the comfort and safety of our Greater Self, to lose the self bears too great a price to consider now and I retract my previous statement of manned minor selves outside of the Greater Self.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:03 No.7503708

    Ok, that makes sense then. The ship IS bio-mechanical and so the "ghost in the machine" is something that can't be recreated/duplicated even if the memories of said ghost can be if the ghost is lost.

    Yeah, if the observers are unmanned then let them scan the creature.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)07:03 No.7503711
    >they are still sentient beings with individual consciousnesses. If slain, their souls will depart from this mortal plane and go on to the Eternal Doorway. Their replacements are copies, not reincarnations.

    Start researching Soul Reclamation and retrieval.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:03 No.7503714

    Well, those copies are ALSO individuals with souls. They just happen to be made in the image of someone else.

    Unless you mean a crude AI. Which is what unmanned drones are.
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)07:04 No.7503720
    ... oh.


    Right, I must have skipped class when it came to the afterlife.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)07:05 No.7503726
    Hey, we've got the crew. Might as well use them. Just don't put them in danger by having unmanned drones in front.

    Have we scanned the thing yet?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:05 No.7503731

    We cannae do it, captain! We're omniscient hyperprocessors, not Valkyries!
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:07 No.7503740
    Damn, someone call me once we have a run-in with some hyoo-mens
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:09 No.7503763

    Spoilers: WE ARE THE HUMANS!!!
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:10 No.7503768
    Since majority now seems to be in favor of having the unmanned observers scan the creature...

    Scans reveal an ectothermic organism, despite its fast and active metabolism. This species exhibits bilateral symmetry, with a cephalized head boasting what appear to be feeding or breathing orifices and sensory organs. Along the creature's sinuous body, a network of powerful fins propel it through the water.

    One of the drones turns on its electromagnetic sensors to have a look at its neural activity.

    It doesn't seem to like that...
    >> Conciousness in charge of floral arrangment 01/09/10(Sat)07:11 No.7503778
    Again, this one requests to be transferred to a mobile unit. Self believes that being transferred to a worker and having an AI observer accompany self would be most efficient for gaining a better opinion of the state of the buried sections.
    Self understands the risks.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)07:11 No.7503780
    And you call yourselves the pride of Higaara!

    Wait, no you don't. What DO we call ourselves, apart from Colony 13?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:13 No.7503791
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    Opening its largest anterior orifice, the creature reveals its many rows of razor-sharp, conical teeth. With another quick circle, it swoops forward and takes an enormous bite out of the observer, tearing plastics and crushing the metal wire frame with a biting pressure far greater than that of any beast native to your world. Tattered and taking on water, the observer begins to sink.

    Swallowing the scraps of plastic and biomatter it bit off, the creature circles again and charges at the sinking, damaged observer.
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:13 No.7503796
    Potential Order.... Drone disable electronic sensor and move away from creature, continue until creature stops chasing or you have returned to the Greater Self.

    Should creature abandon chase, return to observing the entity, I would like a detailed organic scan of the creature as well as a surface scan of its outer layer.

    Note to Other Selves.... Study of this creature may result in adaptive units more capable of interaction with enivronment.
    >> Subprocessor 108 01/09/10(Sat)07:14 No.7503802

    I like Colony 13. It has a nice ring to it.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)07:14 No.7503808

    Did we get a look at the digestive track while we were being bitten?
    >> Subprocessor 108 01/09/10(Sat)07:15 No.7503814

    Shit! Get the other observer to retreat with any data it has! Does the creature know where the ship is?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:16 No.7503822

    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:16 No.7503824

    has the observer gathered any data regarding the creature prior to its destruction?
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:16 No.7503830
    Saddened Note...Unit is damaged, send other minor self to retrieve unit if possible without alerting other creatures...We might learn something from Minor Selves frame and observation records.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:19 No.7503844

    give him his worker already, research inside the ship sounds like a good idea.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:19 No.7503849
    Have the unharmed drone retreat and attempt to evade any bites or attacks from the creature (damn, I was hoping it was a dolphin and not a shark...) and return to the ship.

    Afterwards, try and send out an unmaned laborer drone to recover the remants of the sinking observer for analysis and data retrieval.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:19 No.7503852
    The other observer retreats from the attack at full speed. The creature could easily overtake it if it tried, but it seems content to keep tearing its first victim apart.

    Before fizzling out, the destroyed observer sends its last findings. Creature has an advanced electrosensory organ, presumably what caused it to attack when it detected your electrical scan. Dental structure and combat behavior suggest that the beast is entirely carnivorous, and a very deadly predator.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:21 No.7503867
    Word to the wise: Corp quest decided to let individual posters assume roles after having everything be group consensus beforehand. It almost immediately went to shit.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)07:22 No.7503873
    Any sign of obvious genetic or biomechanical alterations to the creature?
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)07:22 No.7503875
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    So that means to not repair our sensor arrays at all until we are fully repaired and armed due to the fact that we may attract every supershark in the region we are in. And it would probably be a good idea to not use nay EM stuff for a while.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:22 No.7503877

    Sucks that the observer droid perished but oh well.

    Based upon the scans we took is it possible for us to build a "replica" of this creature and have it be equipped with the same attack options, possibly even equip it with an observer's sensors so that it can scan AND attack?
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:23 No.7503879
    Hopeful Query...Can the analyzer begin learning of this creature and how we might implement it for our own use in Minor Selves.

    New Subroutine...Minor Selves not to use Electronic Pulse when unnamed yet classified creature is within minimum sensor range.

    Query...Reactor activation ETA
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)07:25 No.7503905
    Better idea: Just use similar locomotion types for new drones until we leave the water, then we go back to standard template.

    Is the ship fully flooded, or not?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:25 No.7503910

    The creature leaves, after determining that the observer does not taste good. There is half a unit of Body Construction and one unit of Zrbite left.

    The creature's speed, agility, and power in the water is impressive. If you could capture or kill it and study it in greater depth, you could probably create a new generation of drones.

    Current forces:

    Observers: 14
    Analyzers: 5
    Laborers: 18
    Scroungers: 20

    Current Supplies:

    Body Construction: 152.5
    Zrbite: 163
    Power: 5 produced, 0 available.
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:29 No.7503939
    Colony Core Query... Main self, how many Analyzers are available for research into creature?

    Query...Is it possible to send Observer Minor Selves to follow creature and determine it's territory and then set Minor Selves to watch and relay information for study?

    Query...Have the location of any Laboratory Selves been secured?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:29 No.7503943

    I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the heads up.


    Some areas of the ship are flooded. Thanks to the compartmentalization, others are not.


    You'd need to dissect it to know for sure. Or at least scan it for longer.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:31 No.7503951

    I think the only actual "attack" drones we have are the laborers. The scans showed that it reacted violently when we zapped it with the electrical scanner. Is it possible to disable or kill the creature with several of these electrical scans from the observers? If so we might look into trying that out next.

    After we get back the remnants of the destroyed observer and his zrbite, of course.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:32 No.7503963

    Your analyzers are currently overseeing the repairs to the fusion reactor.

    None of your drones are as fast as the creature.

    I don't quite understand your third query.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:33 No.7503972

    maybe we could try baiting it with electrical scan and have some Laborers kill it
    >> Subprocessor ∑ !chrome.v2U 01/09/10(Sat)07:33 No.7503975
    Ignore the idiotic bot, if you post something linking to it it'll post more, or such has been my experience.

    Anyways, I'm done working for the night. Someone please archive this thread; I'd like to follow it and see what happened later on.
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:34 No.7503985
    (Sorry, have we found any lab's yet? To advance the cause of SCIENCE!!!!!)
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:34 No.7503986
    >Format c:
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:35 No.7503992
    Reconsidering the data send in from the destroyed drone is there any obvious weakness to the creature? Are we able to construct weapons able to penetrate its skin?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:37 No.7504011

    You've found one flooded and badly damaged laboratory under the exposed part of the hull. Repairing it will take significantly longer than repairing the reactor.

    The reactor is almost done, btw.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:38 No.7504021
    you can't format a drive where your operating system is installed
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:39 No.7504028

    Its skin was pretty thick, and looked tough. You THINK the claws of your laborers could cut it, but you're not totally sure.

    Its eyes, mouth, and respiratory orifices seemed comparatively vulnerable.
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:42 No.7504050

    Opinion...It is this One's belief that the repair of our reactor core is paramount for the main task, secondary task involves the retrieval of the downed Minor Self and Tertiary task being the study of this new creature we have discovered.

    Query...Scourgers and other Minor selves do not need constant attention once a task has been prioritized , is this belief accurate?

    Query...Status of Untasked Drones, The Greater Self must keep active.

    Query to Other Selves...Has this one forgotten any crucial task/agenda?
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)07:43 No.7504059
    Would obtaining a sample of it be sufficient to analyze it? And after the current fusion reactor is done begin on the nanofactory that was discovered next to the cargo bay.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:46 No.7504086
    Ignore the creature for now. Fix the Reactor, bring auto repair online. We will see what to do from there.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 01/09/10(Sat)07:48 No.7504103
    Finish repairing the reactor. Alter our drones to run on fusion batteries, rechargeable at the fusion reactor, or alternatively, new drones, when constructed, are built in such a manner. The rechargeable drones can be used within the ship to make repairs, owing to the somewhat limited range that their rechargeable nature results in.
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:49 No.7504114
    Other Self... The area would have to be cleared and repaired much like the reactor core we discovered, would you be capable of directing the Minor Selves to the Task?

    This self would be interested in researching the creature that downed our Minor Self, it moved faster then our Minor Selves, it would be good to have that knowledge.

    Query Colony Self.... Would the Analyzer Minor Selves be needed in the Repair of the Nano factory Self?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:49 No.7504125

    Some of its teeth broke off in the observer's wreckage. You could clone it if you had a laboratory.


    You can queue multiple tasks for your drones.

    You have already recovered the body of the observer. I included that in the last resource count.

    All of your units are currently busy.

    IMPORTANT: your analyzers have made a discovery!

    By studying the anatomy of some small, ambulatory bottom-dwellers, they have devised a limb design better suited to this environment. All landlocked drones (laborers, analyzers, etc) that you build from now on will be faster. Existing units can be refitted with the new design if you are willing to spare the laborers to modify them.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)07:52 No.7504157
    I thought that I was already directing any drones in the ship for repair. I am after an engineering mind.
    Recover and store the teeth somewhere that it will not decay in so we will be able to study it once we get a lab repaired.
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    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)07:56 No.7504192
    The nerve inside the tooth is where you are able to get DNA. And I am pretty sure the bone itself may not decay but the cell inside probably will.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)07:56 No.7504197

    Teeth can decay if left in an external acidic environment.
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    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)07:57 No.7504204

    Query Answered....This One thanks Colony Self.

    This self believes that any Minor Selves we can spare towards this upgrading task should do so after the reactor is online.

    Query Colony Self....Does Greater Self have an area where in those 'teeth' items can be stored as Engineering mind has suggested until one of our Laboratory Selves is operational?

    Much work relies on Fusion Reactor Self awakening and returning to active status.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)07:57 No.7504206

    Fixing the lab will take laborers (or some other, currently unavailable unit that is capable of making repairs) guided by engineer minds.


    All your analyzers are currently busy. Making a major alteration like that will require more analyzers at the very least; ideally, you'd want a lab.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:03 No.7504258

    The teeth are being stored in your one functional cargo bay. An empty Zrbite container is being used to keep the teeth in suspension, so they do not rot.

    Shall we fastforward until the reactor is fixed?
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    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)08:05 No.7504281
    (Pretty please?)

    Query Colony Self....This self wishes to know how many Laborer Minor Selves are in production and number of Laborer Minor Selves total when production has completed.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)08:10 No.7504316
    Time skip time then.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:11 No.7504323

    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:17 No.7504384


    The sun, which had set just before the beast attacked, rises once again. The fusion reactor is online! Thousands of new minds have awakened!

    The scroungers have cleared a significant share of the ship's ducts. Auto-repair of these areas has been enabled. Auto-repair is much slower than manual repair, but it is immaculately thorough and efficient. If used in conjunction with manual repairs, the reconstruction of your facilities will go much faster. Unless otherwise requested, all excess energy from now on will go to auto-repair.

    The scroungers have chewed the infestation from the cleared areas into basic carbon and calcium based compounds, and dropped them in the cargo bay. You gain 2 Body Construction. One of your scroungers damaged itself in a tight, warped duct, and is no longer functional; the other scroungers promptly ate it and returned the materials to your stores.

    You are continuing to build Laborers. Your order of 40 laborers is nearly complete.

    Current Forces:

    Observers: 14
    Analyzers: 5
    Laborers: 36
    Scroungers: 19

    Current Supplies:

    Body Construction: 137
    Zrbite: 145
    Power: 10 produced, 5 available.

    Current Facilities:

    Light Sensor Array: 1
    Cargo Bay: 2
    Tertiary Nanofactory: 1
    Weapon Port: 1
    Fusion Reactor: 2
    Consciouenss Matrix: 1 (low power)
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:19 No.7504407

    Note: the new laborers are of the upgraded variety. They are faster than the earlier models, and have limited swimming ability. Your older laborers have not yet been upgraded.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)08:24 No.7504445
    Obviously keep the old labourers in the non-watered section, while using the new labourers in the still-flooded sections.

    Wait, do we usually have the hull flooded?
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:24 No.7504448

    You mean before the wreck? No, you did not.
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)08:25 No.7504455

    Query Other Selves...Can we spare Laborer selves to upgrade prior Laborer Selves?

    Query Other Selves...Can we spare some Laborer Selves to Repair the Area surrounding the isolated Laboratory?

    Functions Request...Observer Selves, Prioritize Observation of local life and geometric features...possibility of scanning fauna taking precedence.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:27 No.7504467
    Time to get the pumps working! Seal those hull breaches, clear debris. Straightforward enough.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)08:28 No.7504472
    We should have some of the older laborers scurry around the ship looking around and repairing the pathways so that we can figure out the full extent of damage to the ship. And since we finished the reactor repairing the nanofactory next to the cargo bay should be next.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)08:31 No.7504499
    For a flooded section:
    Fix hull breaches in that area.
    Drain water using pumps (need to construct?).
    Start manufacturing bracing and internal reinforcements to repair the ship with. Start bracing and reinforcing hallways that have collapsed, and clear them.
    RECLAIMED AREA + stuff in area
    >> Subprocessor Delta 01/09/10(Sat)08:32 No.7504512
    Concurrence with prior Self Affirmed.

    Functions Request...Laborer Selves to repair hull and interior damage to Nano Factory Sector.

    Functions Request...Analyzer Selves to Study Recollective Data of Creature encountered, if insufficient information available...ask Analyzer Minor Selves to Study Greater Self Systems for ways to upgrade Minor Selves now Reactor is online.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:34 No.7504526
    This mind humbly suggests we split the labourer workforce between repairing a science lab and the nearby nanofactory.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:36 No.7504546

    Areas that are only slightly damaged (like that reactor) still have semi-functional atmosphere siphons that your laborers can use. To get the water out of a REALLY damaged area (like that laboratory) you'll need to make pumps.

    Speaking of which...

    One of the new minds to awaken was the Master at Arms. He knows the designs for personal weapons.

    VIBRO-BLADE: Sturdy melee weapon. Costs 0.5 Body Construction.
    PRESSURE GUN: Primitive, but inexpensive, ranged weapon. Costs 0.5 Body Construction.
    MASS DRIVER GUN: Powerful, state-of-the-art sidearm. Costs 0.5 Body Construction and 1 Zrbite. After a battle in which it has been used heavily, the gun will require another 1 Zrbite to reload.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)08:40 No.7504599
    Is the weapons port online and do we have enough power to activate it, and is the weapon capable of being used in water without killing ourselves?

    If Y, make only a couple of mass drivers and vibroblades. If N, mass-manufacture Pressure guns, 1 for every 2 labourer drones.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)08:41 No.7504610
    Statement...This one concurs with other Selve.

    Concerned Voice...This revival will be event of happiness to other more...martial selves, but I do not wish to pursue aggressive action so soon.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:42 No.7504615

    In that case this mind suggests we produce pumps in order to get the laboratory online. Greater self, this mind requests assigning worker drones to repairing nanofac whlst pumps are being produced. Once a reasonable number have been made, reasssign some of he newer labourer drones to collect pumps and begin repair of laboratory.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:43 No.7504623
    QUERY: Can a Laborer oufitted with such equipment still perform manual labor functions, or are they too encumbered?

    SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION: If they can still function normally, begin outfitting laborers with PRESSURE GUNS. It will cost 20 Contruction Material to outfit all 40 laborers with a pressure gun.

    I believer this cost is well worth the safety provided by having access to weaponry BEFORE a threat arises.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:45 No.7504647

    Statement: This mind self concurs.

    In our present condition we seem to be attracting few threats from outside. Should we encounter something unexpected within the greater self the compartmentalised nature of ourselves means we should be able to contain a biohazard.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)08:45 No.7504650
    I'd only suggest half be used, if at all. If we've got one main weapons port online we hardly need serious minor protection.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)08:45 No.7504652
    Affirming Statement...This Self agrees with Other Selve on this matter, whilst This One fears Aggression the defense of our Minor Selves is approved.

    This Self backs this action.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:45 No.7504654

    These are PERSONAL weapons. Your ship's weapon port is already armed.

    Each of Colony 13's modular weapon ports can switch between the following three weapons:

    MASS DRIVER CANNON: Your mainstay weapon. Excellent range and firepower. Using this weapon will make significant demands of your power supply, however; you may have to shut other facilities off while using it.
    SMALL LASER: Mainly used to blast space rocks out of the way while the ship is in flight. Short range, limited firepower, but no energy cost.
    ANNHILATION MISSILE: Each weapon port carries one of these matter/antimatter warheads. All the power of a nuke, but without that annoying fallout. Currently, you don't have a wide enough sphere of awareness to target anything that wouldn't catch you in the blast.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:49 No.7504703

    A laborer can carry one weapon or instrument without encumbrance.


    What'll it be first? Pumps, or pressure guns? And do you want to finish the 4 more laborers you have in queue first?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:51 No.7504724

    Query request: Status of labourers and current tasking.

    The nanofac repair should be our highest priority.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)08:52 No.7504735
    Worried Statement... This Self stresses caution on aggressive tendencies.

    Functions Request...As Other Self stated>>7504526, This One requests action be taken to recover both Greater Self Systems.

    Primary Function Request...This One requests assignment to Primary System concerning Scientific matters.

    Secondary Function Request...This One requests secondary function as assistant to Engineering Mind, reconstruction of self of utmost import.

    Self Note...This Mind reacts severely to hostile intentions, will not back actions that harm Self or sentient Other beings.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:53 No.7504740

    STATEMENT: It does seem we have quite alot of fire power, but this is limited to OUTSIDE our major self. Our major self is also immobile.

    Equiping each laborer with its own Pressure Gun is an investment. We can recycle the materials at no loss later if we no longer need the weaponry. Having too much protection is better than not enough.

    QUERY: How much time would it take to manufacture 40 Pressure Guns and outfit our Laborers with them?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:53 No.7504744

    >SMALL LASER: Short range, limited firepower, but no energy cost.

    And I do wonder why there isn't any MEDIUM LASER designs hanging around.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)08:54 No.7504754
    OOC Statement: You are now speaking with a mixture of the BEAST from Homeworld Cataclysm and S'jet Mothership.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:54 No.7504756
    What kind of coverage do we have? Can we hit everything around us, or only one side or arc?

    I'm thinking if we can use the small laser we can pretty much toast anything within us, thereby negating the need for small arms unless stuff gets ridiculously close. Thus only a couple of small arms wielding weapons are needed, and we don't need to waste resources on guns so much.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)08:56 No.7504771

    Also, I forgot to ask; are those "guns" pistols or larger? I know you called them sidearms, and thus that implies they are pistol-size, but "guns" isn't a very descriptive term. Try rifles, handguns, and other such terms.

    I'm asking this because it seems funny that the Master at Arms only knows how to make handguns.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)08:57 No.7504785

    All of your laborers are currently idle. Repairs on the reactor have just been finished.

    The hallway leading to the next nanofactory is crushed. You will have to repair it before entering the factory to assess its condition. The ducts surrounding it are also badly warped; it was here that you lost that scrounger.

    From the outside of the hull, you have access to one laboratory and one additional weapon port, both damaged and flooded.

    18 of your laborers are of the basic variety. The other 18 are upgraded.
    >> Subprocessor 225-B 01/09/10(Sat)09:00 No.7504818
    Start outfitting half the labourers (half of upgraded/unupgraded) with pressure guns, then start on pumps and temporary hull patches. Start getting the hull near the fixed first labratory, then drain water from it.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:02 No.7504833

    A little less than a day.


    A medium laser would be just like the mass driver, only not as good.


    They are rifle-sized.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:02 No.7504837
    Functions request...Send 18 Minor Selve Laborers to repair crushed hall from Greater Self internal system.

    Send 18 Laborer Minor Selves to Enter Flooded Laboratory and commence Repairs to hull and internal area.

    Secondary Function Request...Observer Minor Selves set perimeter pathways and patrol pathways.

    Secondary Function Query... Analyzer Minor Selve Status Report.
    >> Research mind. 01/09/10(Sat)09:02 No.7504838

    Suggested course of action. Assign 18 old labourers to begin repairing hallway to gain access to nanofactory. Have the existing nanofactory produce 9 PUMPS and 9 PRESSURE GUNS. Use remaining idle new workers to begin upgrading the the old style labourers whilst they clear the corridor.
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:05 No.7504858

    Cautious statement: Potential hostile have been observed outside the greater self. Suggest we do not endanger any minor selves until they have been equipped with appropriate defensive armaments.
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:07 No.7504869
    It would be best to repair the hallway and piping as it will allows to access the nanofactory and possibly further sections of the ship.
    Maybe you should only equip armament on drones that have the improved locomotion.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:08 No.7504888
    Approving Statement...Addendum to prior request, arming of external use Laborer Minor Selves is sound to This One.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:11 No.7504906
    Okay, just to be clear:

    You guys are asking to build 18 pressure guns and 9 pumps (each pump can be used by two laborers at once). The 18 old laborers will try to work their way inside the ship toward the nanofactory, and the 18 new ones will start on the flooded laboratory.

    Have I got that right?
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:13 No.7504926
    (That sounds pretty cool to me, anyone else alright with this?)
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:16 No.7504947

    Affriming Statement: That is what this self wishes.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:18 No.7504974

    Alright. The factory switches to pressure gun and pump production. The two teams of laborers go to their respective tasks.

    With two major engineering tasks underway, how will you divide the attentions of the engineers? You do not have enough analyzers to oversee both tasks and still study the surrounding environment. You will have to either start downloading minds into your laborers, or build more analyzers.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:20 No.7505001
    Functions Request....This One requests the building of a minimum of five additional Analyzer Selves for the tasks at hand.
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:23 No.7505026

    Function query: Current Findings from Analysers?

    SUGGESTION. Assign engineers to oversee external laboratory work. Internal labourers should be reasonably safe. Downloading minds to these labourers seems a relatively low risk course of action.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:27 No.7505063

    Analyzers are continuing their studies of local fauna in hopes of inventing new upgrades for your drones, and studying the geography for clues about your larger surroundings. Due to their divided attentions with the engineering work, progress has been slow.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:29 No.7505076

    Function Caution...Whilst Other One has sound base for idea, This One must caution that Crushed Hallway may collapse, such a danger would hurt Other Selves placed in Minor Selves...This cannot be allowed, Once danger is contained This One agrees with your idea.

    Query Colony Mind...Awakening of Other Minds and Placement in Minor Selves...would this take considerable time?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)09:29 No.7505079
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:30 No.7505088

    Statement: Then this self concurs that we require more analysers.

    Function request: Complete production of pumps and weapons then begin production of 5 more analysers.

    Secondary function request: With the collectives approval suggest download of minor selves into internal labourer drones.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)09:31 No.7505095

    Being a dick aside, what good would that do?

    Ships still stuck at the bottom.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)09:32 No.7505100
    AGREEMENT: Violent Bot is correct! We should send a drone to the surface and sample the air and what it is composed of. Other important information may be found.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:32 No.7505102

    Awakening more minds will take more power. However, as of the recent reactor repairs, you have nearly ten thousand minds awake.

    Downloading a mind into a new body is near-instantaneous.
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:32 No.7505105

    Retraction of previous statement: Did not consider structural faults. I withdraw my suggestion of downloading.

    Apologise for potentially endangering minor selves.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)09:33 No.7505111

    Might this one suggest caution?

    We dont know what may be up there, or how violent it might be.

    Might I suggest sending the analyzer a distance from the ship prior to sending it to the surface?
    If there is something up there which reacts badly to our presence, at least it will take them some time to find the ship.
    Time we can use to prepare some form of defense.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/10(Sat)09:34 No.7505112
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:36 No.7505132
    Okay guys, I'm about ready to go to sleep. Before I do, decide the following things:

    1. How are you going to manage your multiple repair operations?

    2. Are you going to the surface? If so, what are you sending, and where? So far, only observers can fly, and only observers, new laborers, and new analyzers (which you haven't made any of yet) can swim.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:36 No.7505133

    Assuring Statement...Other Self, Idea was not flawed, you have proven intellect...Prudence is needed until Greater Self is fully Aware...This One is pleased with your growth.

    Query Colony Mind...Safety of Laboratory once repaired compared to rest of Greater Self, if safety is assured could Analyzer Selves work with Other Minds within and face no harm?
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:38 No.7505146

    Statement: Whilst this self is greatly fascinated by the atmospheric composition and other potential information, demonstrable threats have been observed outside the greater self. The surface is likely outside the range of remote drone and would require the risking of a minor self. This paticular self finds such thoughts unacceptable.

    Suggestion: We delay any long range exploration, including surface until we have access to faster, more defensible scouting tools. Suggest laboratory may help speed this process.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:38 No.7505147
    1. I would suggest more Analyzers to assist in coordination of plans and repairs (and more if needed for study of surroundings)

    2. Personally against surface idea we still lack basic knowledge of surroundings and life on planet.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:38 No.7505149

    Safety from what? The laboratory isn't in danger of collapsing or anything (the hallway leading to the second factory, on the other hand...). The only thing dangerous about the lab is that it is currently exposed to the outside, and I guess another monster could theoretically get in.
    >> Subprocessor Delta Scientific Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:40 No.7505157
    This One would like to Thank Colony Mind 13 for awakening it to Greater deeds and Self...now entering Hibernation sequence 13.

    Query...Will Colony Mind awaken me....when it returns?

    (ooc Thanks man for this awesome game SOMEONE ARCHIEVE THIS MASTERPIECE PLZ)
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:40 No.7505159

    Okay, five more analyzers. That's 5 zrbite and 5 body construction. They'll be built before or after the guns and pumps?
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:41 No.7505167
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    I say about 2/3 of the available laborers should be used to repair the nanofactory while the remaining 1/3 should repair the lab. And if we need to split our attention download into the internal drones as to minimize any potential risk to loss of consciousness.
    >> Subprocessor Delta (Sleep Mode) 01/09/10(Sat)09:42 No.7505173
    ooc: This was actually quite fun, currently 1:42 here in Melbourne and I enjoyed every bit of staying up late to play this adventure.
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:44 No.7505180

    Function Request: Delay external operations until new analysers have been built. Then proceed outside armed and equiped with pumps. Existing analysers can continue to oversee the hallway access project.

    Suggestion: Indefinate delay of surface operation until more suitable units are available.
    >> Colony 13 01/09/10(Sat)09:47 No.7505204
    Alright. Analyzers will be built, then proceed to make the weapons and pumps. In the meantime, all laborers will work away at repairing the hallway to the factory.

    Surface expedition on hold until further data can be gathered.

    Goodnight everyone, and good game. I'll be back on Friday night.
    >> Research mind 01/09/10(Sat)09:49 No.7505214

    Cool, look forward to it.
    >> Subprocessor Delta (Sleep Mode) 01/09/10(Sat)09:50 No.7505218
    GG everyone
    >> Engineering Mind 01/09/10(Sat)10:02 No.7505309
    Just archived the thread.

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