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    156 KB Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)13:59 No.8723929  
    So... I was such minding my business on the internet when I came around these series of stories detailing something quite ...... creepy.

    What if humans are real?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:01 No.8723958
    I read somewhere that they existed. Millions of years ago. I can't remember the article, but it was talking about the birth of myths and legends. Of course, I viewed it with skepticism, and I don't know how much of it was true... Seemed far too like one of those conspiracy sites.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/10(Mon)14:03 No.8723974
    Oh humans are real.
    We're still here.
    We're waiting.
    >> The Bearded Bear 03/22/10(Mon)14:04 No.8723984
    Eclipse Mass Effect again?
    Well, at least it's much better than generic HUMANITY FUCK YEAH threads.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:05 No.8723997
    These legends are such BS. There's no way a creature with such a fragile digestive system and unarmored skin would ever pose a threat to our ancestors, let alone SURVIVE in most planets' biospheres.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:05 No.8723999
    ...Didn't you get the memo? We started moving two and a half years ago.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:06 No.8724010
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    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)14:06 No.8724015
    Cunning goes a long way.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:06 No.8724019
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    Ah, yes, the "humans."
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/10(Mon)14:07 No.8724035
    Oh wait really? Goddamn I my cyro pod must be broken or something...what Year is this?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:08 No.8724048
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    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:10 No.8724074
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    Yes, "humans."

    We have dismissed that claim.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:12 No.8724089
    X+2 and 6 cycles.

    ..You seriously missed the party? You poor sod.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:12 No.8724095
    Why do I have a boner?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:13 No.8724107
    Because you're a humanfag. Go post your porn in /d/, where it belongs.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:14 No.8724115

    Watch out, next he'll cry SKINSECUTION or something equally silly.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/10(Mon)14:14 No.8724116
    DAMMIT! Give me your current coordinate.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:15 No.8724126
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    I think this is the "Councilor Valern" mentioned in one of Emily Wong's newscasts, because the quote she reads from him comes across as especially dickish, whereas the asari and salarian would come across as wanting to understand and reserving judgment until more can be learned respectively, as that's their sole personality trait. Plus "Valern" sounds like a turian word. So we know his name.

    Yes, I know, they all a bunch of jive turkeys to begin with, but this cracka-ass cracka be hatin'.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)14:17 No.8724148
    Humans! Primus-Sapians-Terra. Developed approximately 300,000 cycles ago on a world they named after it's prime material component. Typical stumbling sentience, reactionary with occasional bursts of advancement during relatively short periods when a small number would overcome their animal flappings for a century or two.

    During one of these bursts of advancement when they acted like a real civilization they managed to make it all the way to space and colonized other worlds in their system. Attempts by invading machines were fought off successfully, and this quite possibly drove them to slower than light attempts at extra-solar colonization.

    Where these humans are cannot yet be determined. The invading machines, appearing to be development strain number three zero seven, precision r-bombed their sun to initiate flares that burned the solar system clean of all life.

    Attempts to trace the extra-solar humans have yet to yield their location, but surveys only began a few decades ago.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:19 No.8724182
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    It is quite possible that there are no more humans anymore.

    All that is left are Machines, old systems programed to serve and do the hard work.

    Whether these machines destroyed their creators as it seems a very common occurrence when it comes to Traitorous Artificial Intelligence or if they merely survived a extinction event is up to debate.

    What is clear however is that they degraded themselves over time, now they believe that they are whatever is left of their civilization and seized the title "Transhuman"

    In my opinion Trans-delusional- would be a more fitting title. seriously.... what kind of race in their right mind would assume that leaving their bodies and existing as information would count as being "alive"?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:20 No.8724197
    We're overlaying 12.8-4-2 to 287-322-7 spatial, 6A through 12F hyperspatial. Anywhere along that galaxy cluster will do for a pickup.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:24 No.8724236
    OP here.. It wasn't really my intention of starting the EP/ME debate again, specially since my missing tidbits writefaggotry is not finished.

    But since everyone seems to be having a good time.. oh well, lets roll.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/10(Mon)14:28 No.8724291
    Alright. I'll find some way of getting there....
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:29 No.8724312
    Humans, just a literary joke if you ask me, a joke that got out of hand. Just a blank slate which any culture can project their fears on hopes onto. They're simply a literary construction, useful for portraying the alien or the strange, and a tired and overused one at that. Surely our authors and artists can do better than to recycle the same worn out old myths.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:32 No.8724337
    We'll save some DEICE for you. Not that we've kept much of a stockpile. Ah, it's not like you'll miss the next event.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:32 No.8724346
    >>what kind of race in their right mind would assume that leaving their bodies and existing as information would count as being "alive"?

    Don't mind us, we're just sending wave after wave of disposable bodies at you, each of them remembering exactly how your forces are stationed.
    >> Ap' Chondych 03/22/10(Mon)14:40 No.8724444
    I don't suppose you know much about Trans-humanity do you? We aren't a bunch of machines, a good bunch of us still live in bodies made of flesh and bone (and whatever else we want to incorporate). We have greater freedom than you, one day we are in a body of flesh, the next, one of metal. And maybe the next we will live as pure data. And speaking of AI, yes we did have a bit of a problem, but we are not AI. We are what's left of humanity. We also are technically immortal, should one's body die, they can be reborn in a new one. Of course the memories of the new one are limited by the last time a recording was made, but hey, immortality is immortality.
    Enjoy your 50 or so years.
    We'll be here for a long time. Every last one of us. And our children. And theirs.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)14:41 No.8724452
    The humans referred to it as Von Neumann machines after a professor that developed the concept. They nick-named them Berserkers after an old legend that took the concept and correctly asserted a possible mis-use of such technology, self replicating destroyers.

    Throughout our galaxy strains of these mobiles weapons, wander, seeking to reproduce and hold off their inevitable breakdowns. But the complete exhausting of a strain can take centuries of continuous operation and in the meantime they may find compatible technology or biology to consume, thus prolonging their existence. Their gradual degrading during multiplication combined with their adaptability leads "mutations" creating different strains of the machines. They grow, multiply, adapt, move, and consume.

    We owe humanity for cutting off several strains. in simply defending themselves, they cut off a strain completely. A second strain used data transmitted from the defeated first strain and r-bombed the humans to sterilize the system, planning on skipping it over rather than risk total destruction. The second strain was counter-bombed by the humans, having detected the incoming weapons and reacting in time. The bombing and counter-bombing alerted sufficient force to finish off the shattered remains of that strain.

    We owe the humans for that, if any remain left alive.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:42 No.8724457
    Oh jesus, who let the Skinny Otherkin in? Who the hell WOULDN'T want scales anymore?
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)14:45 No.8724514
    I've been to earth. Sydney Funnelweb Spiders actually exist.

    I'd believe ANYTHING about that fucking death-world.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/10(Mon)14:47 No.8724550
    Ah. Thanks.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)14:56 No.8724743
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    have you seen how Transhumans are portrayed in Turian movies?
    <----- this is the "nicest" portrait they ever got

    Completely inaccurate, the events that led to the Charon Relay are severely downplayed and make it look like they where planning to send an invasion force elsewhere.

    I have attended several meeting with the ambassador for transhumanity in the citadel. it was quite a disappointment to learn that the best technologies they can offer are the ones that are forbidden by the Council.

    And for what reason? because the Protheans said so!. That is stupid, I would bet all my money that the very reason they went extinct was the lack of these technologies.

    We are generating quite a decent amount of money just by using scraps. Recoiless weapons and camo technology are merely the tip if the Tresher Maw if you ask me.

    Administrator Anoleis (full name Rannadril Ghan Swa Fulsoom Karaten Narr Eadi Bel Anoleis)
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)15:16 No.8725077
    Traveling in many directions around the humans home system are relativistic radiation wakes. Any one of these could indicate a human ship or fleet traveling at relativistic velocities away from the home star. But with the machine strains, warp creatures, star spawn, and other branches of life and unlife going to and fro in that area of space, it will take much survey work to sort it all out and verify for certain if any is a remnant of humanity. With no way to determine the exact time of a human relativistic launch in the past one thousand cycles, it is also likely any launched human remnants have reached their destination around one of the other stars in, at maximum, a 750 light-cycle radius around their home star. The humans are quite alien in psychology to our own species, ( to varying degrees, depending on species of the reader), but their communication methods are relatively simple. attached file details the sonic range used for vocalizing, and the range at which they perceive the photon spectrum. Markings in various shapes represent the sounds they make, and this rumour that they communicated entirely through drawing is an entertainment myth of some species because it looked flashy when portrayed with multiple radiations and animations.

    If there are still humans out there, the only contact we can confirm they have had is with the machine enemies they fought. They may be apprehensive about a true first contact scenario because of this.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:30 No.8725333
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    When I was asked by the Alliance to be the Ambassador for Humanity I couldn't say no.

    For once it would be good to actually establish contact with another species, we almost left ourselves to believe that the universe was entirely devoid of life.

    Sure I had to make some... sacrifices... this body for example is almost a flat. Very few are the modifications I was allowed to keep besides the cortical stack that contains my ego.

    But my experience in the citadel wasn't uneventfull .I remember some time ago when there was an assassination attempt against me, and my cortical stack was everything that was left.

    Some Batarian lawyers ordered to put me in one of those "Blue Boxes" you use to contain artificial intelligence, since without my body they wanted to declare me as a "rougue A.I."

    I did surprised them when I resleeved the next morning with a previous backup. Apparently they weren't fully debriefed in that particular aspect of our technology, they still got away with it, some technicality allowed them to keep the blue box.

    I never did learned about what happened with that blue box though.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:32 No.8725354
    Give up your search, there are humans still alive. Where you ask? Why it's us trans-humanity, we still consider ourselves humans but a degree above. No longer we shackled to a single body, no longer we fear the kiss of death, we are eternal. The council sees us as nothing more than AI something they fear most unjustly. We use a multitude of AI in our daily lives, where as you're stuck with mere copies in form of VI.

    Come and live with us, we'll free you of your wants and needs. We'll free you of your shell, and place you into a new one, a better one. We wish to share our trans state with all.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:34 No.8725399
    This thread is bad and you should feel bad.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:34 No.8725405
    Ah,yes.. the Life+ propaganda. I'm happy with my current body thank you.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)15:36 No.8725439
    Gah! Damn... ok, found the humans.

    Why would I want to "give up" my immortal, trans-dimensional "shell" for one of your crude matter and energy bodies, again?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:37 No.8725452
    Your mom feels bad, she was a flat who couldn't afford a resleeve.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:38 No.8725471
    In my opinion Transhumanity Inmortality will be short lived.
    The Universe will end in 20 billion years according to last estimations. I will be long dead by then.

    How do you plan to reverse the effects of Entropy?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:38 No.8725473
    We ask you nicely?
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)15:38 No.8725492
    We're working on making the universe an open system.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:38 No.8725497
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:40 No.8725520

    We're gonna sue Microsoft into releasing the source code and fix the mutha.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:41 No.8725548
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:43 No.8725578
    Ah yes, the "Big Crunch". We've been working on solving that. We think, what if... everything was in a Dyson Sphere? Then we can hold off the "Big Crunch!" we're already putting plans into play to convert our own solar system into one. Once that's done we're going to see if we can't convert all our systems into one. By the time we're done with that, we'll be ready to convert everyone's systems into a dyson sphere. When the time comes for the big crunch, we'll just do the Time Warp and arrive shortly after the big bang (too much physics to bore you, it would be easier to just download it directly but since you don't have that capability, it's too bothersome to really explain in an way you would understand.)
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)15:54 No.8725760
    Why do I have a boner?
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)15:58 No.8725838
    Uhmmm, no thanks. But hey, thanks for eliminating strain 307 and helping take down strain 385. Now that you've given up chaotic biology for customizable bodies, you're likely to remain a civilization for all eternity. Very few species have fallen back into animalism from where you are now.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:03 No.8725913
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    One day, humanity will return.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:15 No.8726164
    Ah yes, trying to stop the end of the universe as it crunches back together.

    Nicer than the big rip in terms of trying to solve, but not much.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:17 No.8726190
    how to fix entropy:

    connect our universe to an an-entropic universe.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:18 No.8726224
    How would that work, precisely? A universe that slowly orders itself over time?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:19 No.8726243

    The easiest way to get around the entropy problem is to create a virtual reality machine capable of processing information faster than light. Anyone hooked up to the machine would effectively live forever. Of course, the downside is that you have a finite number of people.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:20 No.8726265
    I think he means one that's still far from becoming entropic
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:22 No.8726289

    Source on this? Googling "Therians" just turns up stuff on the classification of mammals and otherkin.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:22 No.8726303
    who cares how it works, we're stealing it
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)16:23 No.8726321
    An Anentropic universe is one where closed systems do not break down, but continue forever. It's possible, provided slightly different laws of physics.

    I'd like to see an anti-entropic universe personally.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:25 No.8726341
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    >this thread

    It pleases me. Keep dismissing us.....we will come...
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:27 No.8726391

    Wouldn't the change in the laws of physics make living there hard for us, making it easier to simply make our universe an open system so more energy can come in?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:29 No.8726414
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:29 No.8726419
    we would be leeching energy from the an-entropic universe through the connections to our universe.
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)16:31 No.8726445
    Difficult to say. As strange as it sounds, life does not rely on most of physics to survive. You can remove entire fundamental forces from the equation (Weak nuclear, gravity) and life functions just as well. Sometimes better. And machines are notoriously more robust than organics.

    But it's not like we'd be moving there. Just stealing their delicious energy.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)16:32 No.8726453
    Hey, HEY! Keep out of our "universe", humanity! Look, the Big Crunch is a myth. And you are already working against heat death simply through application of controlled forces. Calm down, you have nothing to worry about.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:32 No.8726454

    I found the rulebook once. but I lost it :3c
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:33 No.8726483
    Big rip is worse than big crunch.

    You can solve big crunch by removing stuff, big rip is the fabric of the universe expanding at an exponential rate.. I cant even imagine how to stop that short of changing physics EVERYWHERE.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:33 No.8726490
    your universe is so plump, delicious, and full of energy

    it could keep us going for a long, long time.
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)16:33 No.8726491
    Sorry bro. Eventually our stars are going to run dry. The heavier elements decay, light ones fuse to iron, and the universe becomes nothing but cold lead and rust.

    We'll just send over a few pipelines. Nothing too intrusive.
    >> Shalere Al-Sabim 03/22/10(Mon)16:36 No.8726526
    First guy that ever told me about humans made them sound like an old story to scare hatchlings with. Ships that could end worlds in one volley, armies that spanned galaxies, went on this whole tirade about determination and determinism and manifest destiny and how if I ever met a human I'd be lucky if he didn't pluck me alive.

    Turns out that guy was a human himself. Barkeep told me he came in there every day and told the same damn story to every alien he saw, that he was out of his mind and could barely scrape together the cred for the pisswater he drank everyday, let alone the neural realignment he desperately needed.

    Course, the barkeep was a human too. Good bunch of folks.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:36 No.8726530

    Oh yeah, AT-43. Thanks anon.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)16:37 No.8726554
    The Big Rip will just isolate galactic clusters from each other, if it's even physically possible.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:39 No.8726586
    Big rip is exponential. So first galaxy clusters, then galaxies, then individual solar systems, then planets, then individual atoms.

    Nothing is left. Its like entropy on steroids.
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)16:48 No.8726745

    We should turn up the force of gravity, and live in orbit around shit.
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)16:49 No.8726772
    We'll know if it is something to worry about in 100,000 cycles or less. Plenty of time to do something about it.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:50 No.8726777
    >storyteller is human
    >bartender is human
    >you're human
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)16:51 No.8726799
    Brotip: It took place on earth. The storyteller is just a loveable eccentric.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:53 No.8726833
    nevermind I found it.


    The fluff is a interesting read, not your average aliens specially because of the half spoiled TWEEEEEEEEST.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:53 No.8726834
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    >Spiky white-faced transhumans hailing from a Dyson Sphere that has consumed the Sol system

    BLAME! says hi.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)16:55 No.8726858
    >> The Chairman 03/22/10(Mon)16:58 No.8726904
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)17:03 No.8726994

    Many good reasons why Humans are evil
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)17:30 No.8727523

    Goddammit and I have a paper to write too.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)19:04 No.8729556
    Hey, terrans here. We have these things, we call them BOMB SHELTERS, so we survived that bombing run those robots did. Can we get a pick-up out of here, already?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)19:12 No.8729720
    UED here, you are basically Earth's Australia, and like back on Earth.
    We don't give a fuck about Australia, so go back to your Zergs
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)19:14 No.8729760
    If you read all of TvTropes, you will no longer be able to waste time on TvTropes.

    At least, this is how I keep justifying it to myself.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)19:29 No.8730011
    You can't stop reading TvTropes, I tried several times without managing to finish it.

    By the time I was done, I found myself reading a list of popular tropes used in slash fics.

    As soon as I realized what I was doing I shut down my computer and started to weep, weep for my lost humanity.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)20:05 No.8730533
    Holy shit!.
    Prejudice against sentient non-biological or sentien modified biological life forms is called "Bioism".

    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/22/10(Mon)20:22 No.8730832
    Precision relativistic bombed the sun to initiate multiple solar flares to blast planets with stellar plasma for weeks. Humans would bake inside of their shelters all the way out to pluto.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)21:25 No.8732012
    I heard the Last Human is still alive, travelling the Universe in a strange blue cuboid, and is Immortal.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)21:54 No.8732571
    Attention everyone. I will start dumping bad fanfiction. Cover your Eyes and hide your children.

    Basically I'm going to try to cover some events during the Geth ambush after finding the Asari scientists keycard....or die trying.

    As soon as the Asari head stopped bouncing around, the Transhume stopped walking and drew his pistol-"This can't be right, there's a Jamming signal up ahead"- the Transhume was checking every direction looking for a place to use as cover, he spotted a block that fell from the ceiling that made a perfect chest-height wall and ducked behind.-"What are you talking about Transhume, My sensors are working just- "-as soon as Garrus approached Shepard his visor turned red, shortly followed by a distinct screech noise, there where Geth in the area.

    As soon as the first shot rang Garrus had already taken cover next the Transhuman with his rifle already in his hands and if his HUD was correct Xepard could see that Garrus shields where already down to 20% [Damn Garrus, you are the best shot I have, if only you didn't break so easily as a twig] Garrus rised up and used his Omni-tool to send a Overload device towards towards 2 Geth next to each other behind a boulder, with their shields down he blows the lantern of the closest one with a single shot before ducking again.

    Xepard seizes the opportunity and storms toward the Geth with his Assault Rifle ready, he starts shooting towards the one Garrus still hasn't taken down, his own shields flare as he receives counter fire while he riddles the Geth Shock Trooper with holes, leaping over the his cover he finishes him at point blank. Over the distance Heavy footsteps are heard.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)22:02 No.8732719
    I read this with the ME Codex voice.
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    The transhuman throws a grenade in the general direction where the sound is coming, and as it approaches and gets louder Shepard detonates the grenade, from the smoke and debris of the explosion a Geth Juggernaut emerges seemingly unscathed -"Oh shit!, who ordered a Big Mac?"-comes from the Transhuman himself , the joke totally lost to both Aliens, The Transhuman's pistol doing little damage as it merely flares the Juggernaut shields while the Geth is quickly approaching Xepard, The Juggernaut launches a rocket , Xepard ducks in order to dodge it but the rocket was aimed to hit a wall near himself behind him and the explosion depleted his shield and minor injuries through his body.

    Garrus raises from cover and fires a Single shot effectively discharging the Geth shields and fires again overloading his Rifle and doing visible damage, He quickly tries to reach for his Assault Rifle while Xepard manages to save his hide dodging the hulking Geth at the very last moment. With his pistol already overloaded the transhuman launches a Sabotage module to incapacitate the Geth.

    Garrus sprints towards the Geth with Assault Rifle in hands and firing towards the Geth while being shot at the same time by Xepards own weapon, Shepard could only watch as the Juggernaut's pieces of armor and components start to break and fall as if in slow motion at the same time he's noticing the expressions on Xepard and Garrus. Anger, Hate, all sentiments that he was too familiar with. He simply stops recording until the Juggernaut drops on the floor with a distorted screech.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)22:17 No.8733012
    YEY a Xepard story
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    The Transhuman walked toward the colossus, and as he was getting closer Garrus starts talking again

    "You see that transhume?"-gloated Garrus-"THAT is some fine shooting, the Turian way"- the Transhuman merely remained silent while poking the remains of the Geth on the floor while Garrus, once again, had the Brilliant Idea of opening his foodhole -"What's wrong Shepard?, relative of yours?"- the Transhuman was still poking while he answered in a deadpan tone- "Just checking the memory core, perhaps there's something useful in it.... nope, its broken."
    - Garrus merely looks at the Transhuman and retorts. -"Ah yes, the 'memory core', usually they self destruct you know?"

    "Damn, Garrus, If I knew you where going to get so friendly and tolerable during this mission I would have brought the Kroga-OHW..."-Xepard manages to say it right up to the point that he comes to the realization that he is hurt, and it pains him to inhale... and to exhale, it hurts him to stand up still, to move, even blink, FRAKK he couldn't even think about punching Garrus in the face because his mind already calculated how much it would hurt just to move his arm.

    "You sure look quite damaged, got any medigel?"- asks the Transhuman, Medigel was good, but it was hard to come by and very expensive despite being commissioned to the Batarian State Arms, thinking about it, perhaps that was the very reason why it was so expensive and hard to come by
    -"I ran out while fighting that giant... bug your people have... that.. Novawhatever."- the Transhuman seems to ponder about something for a second and a compartment in his back opens where he retrieves a small satchel and it hand it over to Xepard,He takes a very good look -[Medigel, I hope]- and it and inserts it into a slot in his armor.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)22:31 No.8733206
    Immediately his armor injects it to his affected organs, sealing damage and recovering tissue quickly... too quickly. He should have expected it, the Transhumans came up with the Gel, they must have kept the better stuff from themselves, or perhaps the BSA simply used the cheapest materials for their own version.... It was very likely that it was both conditions at the same time.

    "You seem to be carrying some Medigel yourself, why if you don't really need it?"- Xepard asks the Transhuman, to which he answers -"Well, sometimes my employees changes their mind at the last second and wants the a Target intact, it's also good for old fashioned interrogations."-[Oh]- Xepard pondered, at least that very much explains why the Batarian secret police always orders them by the truckloads- [ I always though it was just fund diversion from another corrupt officer]-

    Garrus takes advantage that the Transhumans seems to be in a more talkative mood and asks him-"So..., you can spot a jamming signal?"-[Good, finally something that comes out of your mouth that doesn't want me to strangle you]- thought Xepard, the transhuman seems to have recovered his usual expression on his face "Well, it happened some time ago during the First Contact War on Shanxi, I was patrolling a parking lot with my squad in this almost shiny and beautiful Furymorph, that one had cost me a lot of credits to obtain, back to the patrolling part, our technician started to get nervous I was about to ask him what wrong and suddenly our scanners shut down or went haywire. Turian soldiers where everywhere all around us and started firing, I managed to get a couple of Turians myself using the good old fashioned Mark II eyeball, but I was surrounded and in an open area, needless to say I was the last to be taken down." [is that pride on the tone of his voice? he just told us he was killed... wait... do these people die?, well of course not they are already dead]
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)22:36 No.8733279
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    "Then another scout patrol found us and retrieved me and my team to the "workshop". As soon as we where resleeved our technician said he detected some weird signals coming out of the place before losing our sensors. So I gave him the task to built something that could be used to spot a jamming signal before is too late, our team never had problems with ambushes later on."

    Well, that sort of explains everything- came to Xepard's mind, if he is already experienced in combat with the Turians during that incident when they attempted to activate the Charon Mass Relay, it was obvious that his abilities had an origin. Of course, Xepard always thought these machines where only limited to learn through memory swap or something. It was after all good to have someone with prior combat experience unlike that Quarian or Liara T'soni who now basically stayed at the Skyllian all the time doing nothing useful, and she was probably going to be at it for the rest of her long life if he didn't find an excuse to ditch her out of an airlock. It was only then when it dawned on him."Shepard"-he calls the transhuman by his name - "the Charon Mass Realy incident was more than [150 years] ago, How old can your people get?".

    The Transhuman remained silent for a second, tilted his head to a side -"Well, we found the Prothean ruins on Mars roughly 11 years after the Fall." while moving a hand behind his head, as if to scratch skin that wasn't there.<Weird>

    "That doesn't really answers the question Transhume" said Garrus, butting in and stating the obvious like he seems to do all the freaking time when he's nervous.

    Shepard immediately stood straight, gave a serious look to Garrus,-as serious as he could give at least -"We are wasting time bickering here, that Ajhli of yours must have already been cornered by Geth."-responded Shepard, he then simply turned around and started walking towards the stairs that led to the upper floors of the building.

    and thats it.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)22:52 No.8733541
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    Any opinions? is it so far on par with previous Xepard writefaggotry?

    I was also planning to o a little take on that Turian that was raised by Asari. He's with a ragtag team of mercs and smugglers that want to get into the TEZ to retrieve any valuable goods(including genophage cure and medichines).

    Also if someone would disagree with this idea no its the time to say it. I am planning on using a female ego for Shepard.

    No, I'm not shipping anything on this, but it would be worth it mainly because I want to hear someone say "Why would any species go to the full length to look like Asari and not keeping ANY of the good bits is beyond me."
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)22:53 No.8733555
    Cool story, but we have already seen how Garrus reacts to Transhepard. Some interaction with the other crew would have been interesting.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)22:56 No.8733626
    Most of all I'd like to see Shepard in a baseline body just for the reaction on everybody else.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:03 No.8733735
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    Straight continuity, or skips and jumps to interesting points?

    Working on that action scene. I needed to read Eclipse Phase (My handle on fluff/everything about it is still pretty damn loose).
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:05 No.8733764
    My plan is a Furymorph, and I wasn't planning on having Garrus say it. I was thinking about Joker or perhaps a Hanar for extra lulz.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:07 No.8733792
    My plan is to fill in some blanks left by the previous writefag.

    If he doesn't show up by the time I finish the Thorian Creepers/Colonist segment I think I will have to continue this myself.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:09 No.8733823
    I'd say jumps with a few longer parts now and again. I think everyone interested has played through ME two or three times at the least so no point in rewriting the whole story; concentrate on what is actually different.

    >I am planning on using a female ego for Shepard.

    Make it a lesbian and we're golden. :P
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:11 No.8733843
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    Furymorphs look very baseline.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:14 No.8733897
    OP here, seem better to me that I focus on the Turian plotline
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:14 No.8733903
    Call me an illiterate idiot but I always read that as FURRYmorphs. Given the context of Eclipse Phase nothing seamed amiss...
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:23 No.8734030

    Other crew has to be there first.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:27 No.8734089
    now that's just you being silly.
    I haven't read all of EP yet, but so far they can't be considered furries in the stupid kind of way.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/10(Mon)23:54 No.8734519
    Isn't ego sexless?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)01:39 No.8736367
    Unless it's an AI/AGI that hasn't developed much of an independent personality yet, an ego probably has a sex.

    But what sex the ego thinks of itself as and the gender of the morph it's sleeved in do not necessarily have anything to do with each other.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)01:49 No.8736595
    No offense intended, but your writing isn't on par with the previous writefaggotry at all. I think you may have some interesting ideas there, but your technical skill isn't up to where it needs to be.

    One big suggestion, to make it less confusing: try writing it all in past tense. And also use more paragraphs, instead of walls of text.

    As for Shepard's ego being female... I'm going to say that Shepard's ego is probably whatever gender he/she/it feels like being that day. Especially when it comes to romance; if Shepard wants someone, then Shepard does what Shepard needs to to get that someone, including taking on the appropriate gender for the occasion. It's not an acting thing, though, it's a "Shepard is equally comfortable with being male or female thing and can switch between them when necessary".

    Also, because the idea of Shepard double-sleeving, one fork as a male and one as a female, so that he/she can bang both Tali and Garrus and then merge together for one set of memories of delicious xenophilia, is an amazing one. Thanks to the wonders of transhuman technology, Shepard literally does have enough love for everyone.

    And when Legion shows up during the events of EP/ME2, one of the things it would have picked up from the crash site would have been a fork/backup of Shepard.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)01:58 No.8736772
    Here's a quick summary of my guesses on that one.


    Tali: Bipolar, switching from "you remind me of the Geth, and have I told you the story of why we Quarians hate them yet?" to "if you let me take home the schematics for your medichines, I will love you forever". Possibly in the middle of a conversation. And more than once in the same conversation.

    Wrex: True bro, same as with Xepard. After all, Shepard can fight, and can sympathize with being a member of a species reduced to a remnant with a ruined homeworld through its own fuckups.

    Liara: Would probably want to experiment. It's not every day that an Asari gets the chance to see what happens when you fuck a transhuman, after all. And if Shepard is an asynch (quite probable, and even if his ego isn't she might have a spare morph that is), that would be even more interesting; EP psi sleights are very different from ME biotics in form and function, but might share similarities with however the Asari "we can breed with anyone" thing works.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)02:00 No.8736797
    Are you the original Xepard writefag, perchance?

    If so, I support your endeavors wholeheartedly, and hope you can find the time to finish reading Eclipse Phase soon.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)02:05 No.8736889
    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Kaidan or whatever the batarian equivalent of his name would be.

    Then again, he's probably still GENERAL BLANDO CALRISSIAN, so nobody really cares what he thinks.

    On the other hand, he doesn't have to die on Virmire this time around, since Xepard can just have Shepard send a fork in to do the job. Or Shepard can use a quantum farcaster to get her ego out; the localized effects of the antimatter detonation that powers it aren't going to matter much when the nuke goes off a picosecond later.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)02:12 No.8737038
    So are all human cast members Batarian? What did Batarians take humanities place? What do Batarian females look like?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)02:21 No.8737200
    I'm not the Xepard writefag, so I'm just guessing by what he's put down so far and what we've talked about in the other threads, but the answers to your questions are probably:

    1) Not all, just most (Shepard still shows up, just not as the protagonist, and the Illusive Man is still alive and well)

    2) The Batarians weren't a race of creepy bodyswapping hereteks, and were a race the Council could happily throw under the bus to stall Transhumanity if they needed to

    3) Probably a bit smaller, a bit more delicately built, and with different shaped hips to accommodate the female reproductive organs. Beyond that, I don't know if Bioware put out enough info about Batarian biology to make a more thorough guess.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)02:45 No.8737598
    Bumping with my maxed-out Bump Talent.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)03:32 No.8738106

    Your punctuation is insane and you really need to read what you've written out loud before you post it. Things like

    >the rocket was aimed to hit a wall near himself behind him

    seem to pop up every other sentence and really detract from the story.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)03:36 No.8738160
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    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)06:18 No.8739512
    OP here.
    I will try to do it better next time.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)08:34 No.8740411
    So what is the consensus?

    Shepard is an Async?

    Is Shepard essentially genderless? didn't Egos had a defined "gender".
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)08:48 No.8740542
    Writefag should continue writing anyway.
    Annoyed that xepard story got abandoned.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)09:36 No.8741072
    It didn't got abandoned, I think.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)09:37 No.8741084

    Remember those biotic terrorists missions?
    Do you think they would be replaced by PTSD Turians or their close relatives?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)09:38 No.8741090
    Illusive Man as human Transhuman Ambassador? FUCK YES!
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)10:23 No.8741465
    I think that one is a nod to one of Shepard stories, when he was sent to retrieve an Informorph from a Hanar Merchant.

    The description of the embassador did reminded me of The Illusive Man.
    >> Iamaslowcunt AlsoIgotajobeatingmytime 03/23/10(Tue)14:16 No.8743812
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    "This...This wasn't what I was expecting," Shepard said, stepping forward slowly. Ahead of them, suspended in the middle of a vast cylinder was the Thorian- viscous fluid dripping from it, arteries extending every way out of it.

    "I thought it was supposed to be something like a plant, maybe kind of green? More earthy. Definitely not as...Xepard?"

    Xepard had been silent the entire time, distracted with his attention focused on the thing as it seemed to almost heave. The tumor like construction contracted and expanded like a heart, filling the room with an awful, old, moldy stench and the sound of whistling wind.

    The front(?) of the thing contorted, its tentacles lazily drawing paths in the dust of the floor, as slime poured from what the team could only hope was its mouth.

    "Okay, commander, can we hurry up to the killing part?" Ajli's assault rifle was pointing at the creature, "Before it adds a song and dance?"

    The tentacles about its mouth twitched again, before slowly, slowly, something seeped out of it.

    "Or gives birth," Garrus chipped in.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)14:42 No.8744085
    A wave of afterbirth washed across the concrete floor. Garrus and Ajli stepped away from it, leaving Xepard and Shepard staring at the slowly standing form before them.

    "Flesh," The asari standing looked like an entirely normal member of her species- a black jumpsuit with minimal armor testifying to experience either as a mercenary or commando. The only sign that she had not just stepped off of a transport from Illium but had been vomited up by a millenia old multikilometer minded plant was the unsettling green hue to her skin. And the too-wide smile.

    "Invaders," Her voice was strangely inflected. like a puppet too close to life, as cold eyes settled on the two in front of her, "Every step you make, is a transgression. Every breath, a wish for death. A thousand feelers judge you meat, fit only to decompose and feed the Old Growth. Strange you wish to come to me to die. I speak for the old growth, like I did for Saren. You are within and before the Thorian. It commands you to be in awe."

    "Sar-" The two speakers paused for a moment, glancing at each other. After a momentary glare at Shepard, Xepard started again, "Saren was here? What did he want from you?"
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)14:51 No.8744178
    "Saren. Yes. That one sought knowledge of those who were gone. Saren offered a bounty to the Thorian, an excellent gift. The Old Growth consented to listen to flesh for this payment. It's a pity Saren's sense of gifts did not extend to its sense of power. Saren sought to destroy the Old Growth with cold ones, destroying the flesh that would tend its next cycle, flesh fairly given," The Thorian behind the asari started pulsing, gasping and whistling intermittently. A display of laughter for the benefit of the short lived meat before it. The asari extended a smile, "Saren failed. The Old Growth shall consent to interpret the air you push for a time longer, so long as you do not displease it, or seek to take the flesh it holds fairly."
    "The flesh?" Garrus glanced between the others, "It must mean the colonists. But, surely it must realize that-"
    "The able flesh yet lives," The asari's gaze turned to Garrus, "But in our hold. There are more forms yet for them to root into."

    The transhuman suddenly froze, in shock for a moment, before it turned suddenly to Xepard, "Xepard! The passenger manifest- the transhumans! Did they bring cargo?"
    Xepard frowned, glanced over, "I don't see how that matters-"
    "Just tell me!"
    "Ah, yes," Garrus scratched the back of his head, suddenly uncertain, "There was a cargo ship chartered by Saren personally, that made its way here-"
    "The air you push is tainted with fear," The Thorian's speaker stepped closer, "Do you hear now? The strength of the Old Growth?"

    They were suddenly aware of shuffling, footsteps, the high pitched whines of weapons being prepared. Descending down the silo, and marching from the entrances on either side came out more bipeds, octopods, even another one of the massive crabs that destroyed the Mako.

    "The passenger manifest only counted the egos," the transhuman sounded grim, even as he reached for his shredder pistol, "Not the morphs. Those were in cargo."
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)14:57 No.8744257
    F5'ing like the FIST OF THE NORTH STAR
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)15:04 No.8744337
    Xepard let loose a long slow sigh as he slung out his assault rifle to point at the gathering horde, "This another transhuman thing?"

    "Yeah, long story short?" The transhuman glanced over his shoulder, "We might want to think of moving to a better position," Shepard glanced out at the growing crowd, "Hopefully one with a machine gun turret."
    "The Old Growth can tell the fear on the air you push," The asari stepped forward, a grin playing on its lips- skin was tearing on its chin, as the alien mind clumsily manipulated its herald's expressions, "It is not without benevolence. Leave now, and do no further damage to the flesh we hold, and we shall permit your flight. Stay, and suffer as Saren's arms did."

    Garrus stepped forward quickly, whispering in Xepard's ear, "If we can get out of here, we can pound this thing into ash from orbit with the Skyllian, just-"

    A roar of fire from the batarian made assault rifle in Xepard's hands drowned out whatever other salient points Garrus might have made. In the shocked silence that followed, the only sound that could be heard was the respiration of the Thorian, and the splatter of octomorph flesh on concrete.

    The asari stared at Xepard's smoking assault rifle as the barrel rose to meet its eye.

    "The flesh declines your generous offer."

    Xepard followed this declaration with as definitive a rejection as possible in a seven round burst. By this time, Shepard and the rest of the team had already started firing as they dove for cover.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)15:27 No.8744641

    Some whizzing, whickering thing flew past Xepard as he slid behind a pillar. For a moment, Xepard saw the far wall crumple into a single point, before exploding in a dizzying ultraviolet flare.
    "First, that's no way to talk to a commanding officer," Xepard leaned past the pillar to let loose a long crackling burst of fire on the front most pair of the nova crab's legs that had fired at him. It didn't seem terribly impaired by two legs being lost.

    "And second, if someone tells you to leave rather than pull a trigger when they have a gun to your head, that means that you have something over them," Steam flashed from the batarian's assault rifle. Xepard was half sure that he had scalded his cheek, and again cursed Citadel designed rifles for not having reliable and safe heat sink discharge.

    "Or it means that you managed to dodge a bullet!" Ajli leveled a shotgun passed Xepard's face, and blew a hole in a screaming, sprinting THING that almost looked like an asari with no mammaries and nearly white skin. The thing slid past, still wheezing, leaving behind a red smear, "I fail to see how you improved the situation commander!"

    "And you wonder why with your service record you keep getting passed up for promotion. Kill these things, and listen to your commander! I do not want to have to repeat myself, slave!" Xepard leaned around the corner, firing his half cooled rifle without aim to hit anything, but more to give him an excuse to check on the rest of his team. Garrus and Shepard were at the other side, dived behind what might have once been an exploratory mining vessel, the both of them taking careful shots with rifles while the morphs were distracted with Ajli and Xepard. Poor bastard Garrus, probably didn't expect to share a foxhole with an enemy of his species, "I didn't hear an assent, gunner!"
    >> Gah! How did you find this? Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)15:49 No.8744950
    Ajli, crouched behind the pillar was silent, glaring at Xepard, "Rich words from you. Commander."

    "For the love of- I'm going across to reach Shepard, see if he can tell me if any of these things have weaknesses. Cover me, hold this position. Only leave WHEN I signal," Xepard leaned in and hissed, "And no, this won't be another Tumaat. Clear?"
    "As my visor," Murmured Ajli, turning back to arm her assault rifle. She stared down the sight, and when Xepard started sprinting, squeezed off well placed bursts at any looking like they might pursue him. Then she wiped away the red blood that coated her helmet's screen.

    "Situation!" Xepard shouted as he slid next to Garrus and Shepard.
    "I think something pissed them off, commander!" Garrus turned the corner and fired a shot at the now crippled nova crab. Pieces of carapace and crab meat flew back from the high explosive shot as Garrus looked at Xepard, "Diplomacy was never your strong suit, was it?"
    "Xepard was trying to avoid an ambush," Shepard lifted its sniper rifle over the edge of the barrier, still speaking as it aimed without looking, "Though, speaking personally, I would have much rather have tried to engage them in the corridor- shit!" A round chipped Shepard's arm. Shepard's rifle responded in kind, "Piece of shit Armax equipment-"
    "Wait, ambush?"
    "'A thousand feelers assess you,'" Shepard drowned as it held its sparking arm before itself, "The Thorian wasn't an idiot, and it sure as Hell wasn't going to let us go," Shepard shrugged- a strange expression for the mechanical, "Though it sucks for shit shooting. Guess that's what happens when you try to hivemind sixty or seventy forms," Shepard glanced over at Xepard, "Hate to get into melee with them, but the Thorian WILL eventually find a way to outmaneuver us."
    "Agreed," Xepard found himself stumbling over the words. Damn. And here he was preparing to do a badass lecture of what he expected.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)15:58 No.8745071
    >>Shepard drowned
    >Durp, I'm retarded. Make that droned.

    "Alright, we don't have a lot of-"
    "Hate to interrupt the strategy session, but we really need to sprint up that ramp before that rocket launcher typ-"
    "Yes, yes Garrus, we get it," Xepard was up and moving, dragging Shepard to its feet even as Garrus was slowly standing. Xepard felt his shields almost strangle him as he withstood the shockwave, stumbling up the ramp behind another pillar. The miner was ash and scrap now.

    "Let's make this quick before that thing fires again- Garrus, go to high ground pop anything else that shoots, I'll signal Ajli to move up to our position, Shepard, how hurt are you?"
    "Not very," the transhuman applied with some annoyance as it waved its miraculously whole arm again, "There can't be many left that can shoot. We need to push on and take out the arteries before...Well, before whatever else the Thorian can make gets us."
    "Arteries?" Xepard glanced around at the room.
    "The big stalk things. The things keeping the damn Thorian suspended in the middle of the cylinder?" Shepard stared at Xepard in near shock, "You didn't notice?"
    "I was about to ask why we wouldn't just shoot the thing-"
    "I did! I shot it nearly-"

    Consensus on plans can be remarkably easy to achieve when faced with the imminent threat of death by explosion.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)16:18 No.8745315
    The junctures holding the thorian in place in the concrete were two to three meters thick of knotted, hard wooden flesh. Yet it was also flexible and disturbingly moist and hard to get a grip on. Practically a living thing.

    After three though, the process of destroying them had become rote. After Shepard had wreaked bloody vengeance on the octomorphic rocket launcher operator, there were no ranged armaments left among the creatures the thorian sent at them. True, they were psychotically resilient, but with fire corridors set, the most that reached the team was a bloody mess. Well, that and the asari. How the Thorian managed to so readily and quickly replicate powerful biotics was a mystery, but it certainly made the team's life Hell. By the end of it, Xepard had lost a quart of blood, Garrus had had his right arm broken, and Shepard's miraculous regeneration had finally ceased, leaving his right arm's composite armor stripped off and exposed. What was once a shining and futuristic piece of machinery looked like it had spent the past twenty years in a junkyard that even the Quarians wouldn't strip for parts.

    "Here," Xepard nodded at the last artery, pulsing along the wall, folded into the concrete, "This is the last one. Take your places, Shepard, this one's all yours," Xepard tossed the transhuman the last of the grenades, primed to incinerate.

    "Shame we couldn't recover this thing," Shepard stepped forward cautiously, shredder pistol out- the morphs had run out, but strange and thoroughly tough bipedal creatures sometimes struck from the shadows if one wasn't wary, "I'd like to find out what the Hell Saren was doing here."
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)16:19 No.8745336
    "I think we both know that by now, Shepard," Xepard glanced ahead of him. At the door, Garrus and Ajli (Irritatingly uninjured) were flanking and setting up their weapons.
    "What do you think he was here for then?"
    "Well," Xepard shrugged, "Obviously, he wanted a weapon against the transhumans. Can't say I entirely blame him, but-"
    "No," Shepard turned at this, "We've got a profile on Saren. He may be bitter, and angry as Hell, but this?" Shepard waved out its mangled arm, trying to indicate beyond the walls, to the whole planet, "This is more than just that."
    "What do you know that I don't know?"
    "Just that we expected Saren to be smarter," Shepard attached the improvised bomb and stepped away, "The only way he would do something this blatant is if he expected to win by now, or..."
    "Or if he was expecting to run out of time?" Xepard glanced back, frowned, "What, you think Garrus spooked him?"
    "Garrus? No offense, but he's a spectre. He's already above the law. Why fear a cop?"
    "Saren's not above the law," Xepard growled, "I'm going to make sure those idiots at the council hear of this, shove this down their throats. If bringing humans beyond the zone in this amount with no supervision doesn't get his status stripped, I don't know what will."
    Xepard was suddenly aware that the human was staring at him behind his opaque optics. It was an unsettling look from the artificial.
    "Nothing, Xepard, just wanting you to step back," Shepard turned back to the bomb, lifting the control for it, "Don't want you to have two matching burns on your face by the end of this."

    Lit by the flames, the two stared down as the Thorian shrieked and wobbled, the magnesium phosphorus mix burning through the last load bearing tendril it held to the wall.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)16:33 No.8745517
    "I think that's all of them," Garrus stood slowly, wincing as his injured arm brushed against the wall, "Agh, ah, damn that stings," the turian glanced over the view, staring at he burning root, "Enjoying the firework, are we?"

    "Something to be said for watching a mind controlling vegetable plummet to its death," Ajli confided, walking over to watch the show.

    "Hopefully its death. I'm flagging this for Hegemony Fleet to investigate, see if they can uproot the rest of this," Xepard turned from the pit to glance at the rest of his team. Garrus seemed more relieved than worried about Shepard's presence, good to see. Ajli, well, Ajli was falling in line.

    Good enough.

    "Thank you for your cooperation in this matter Shepard. I'll contact the council immediately to arrange transportation back to you-"

    Another sickening splat noise. Another hideous wash of plant afterbirth.

    "Keh," Xepard walked over toward the gasping asari form, "Guess it has to try this shit one more time," the pistol was out, as the batarian strode forward, "At least this one's holding still," the pistol barrel was almost to the asari's skull when Xepard felt a hand of iron on his wrist. The human.

    The optics had imperceptibly narrowed when Xepard glanced at its face.

    "She's not green."
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)16:35 No.8745563
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)17:07 No.8746076
    There's more... right?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)17:10 No.8746115
    cat sleeping on me limiting type work

    Also, filling plot hole, gotta find example of shiala dialog. Sorry i'm slow. Have to go back to work soon too.


    y u gotta be so exuberant?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)17:19 No.8746260
    There you go.

    I couldn't find one with english subtitles.

    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)17:29 No.8746402
    Humans stepped out on the galactic scene roughly fifty nine thousand years ago.

    They were not an ocean, engulfing all before them. But in time, their collective government, first known as the Democracy, united more than sixty thousand worlds, and was the most powerful organization in the quadrant.

    Presumably, they had wars, histories, innovations, and criminals. Legends whisper of the magnitude of their fleets, their will to persist. Just legends though; not enough is known, for all that they did, and records have blurred and wars are unknown. Even the end of the Democracy, and the birth of the Republic, downright mythic even by there standards, may have been, just that, a myth.

    One of the more curious things that remains, barely corroborated, but not contradicted, was the curious reverence they had for their origin world, 'Earth'. Even after the Democracy's government was moved to Deluros VIII, Earth seems to have been the center of a pseudo-religion of all humans, even in addition to their actual religions.

    There is, of course, no question that they once did exist, though I imagine that someday, when the evidence is old enough, it too will be called into doubt.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)17:30 No.8746411
    There are even some alive today, I find more likely than not. Oh, ho, don't be so quick to dismiss me. After the Republic decayed, into what has been unofficially titled the 'Oligarchy' era, there was a resurgence when the first of their monarchs entered the scene, creating the monarchy, and saving the oligarchy from the dozens of foes it had accumulated under an inept and self interested rule.

    Despite the best efforts, however, the Monarchy too descended into chaos, this time with little left to save it. For more than a thousand years, the stretch that had once been human space was a hotbed of imperialism, expansionism, and annexing. Alien empires overcame their brave, but shattered Navy, and subsumed the humans into their own empires, as indigenous populations, second class citizens, or outright slaughtered them, in some cases.

    The fall of the Cordovan III alliance marked the last human government in the galaxy. Some are out there, I tell you. Still alive, slaves or subject populations.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)17:35 No.8746478
    One thing, however, that still survives in plethora, are their myths. Their legends. Long after even our knowledge of the human race has spread away, the names of Catastrophe Baker, the Angel, Janni the Thief, the Soothsayer, Baldrick Red, Santiago, Sebastien Cain, and Black Orpheus will still be known.

    That is their true legacy.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)18:10 No.8746938

    But really, this isn't a HURRRMANITY FUCK YEAH thread. This is a Commander Xepard, first Batarian Specter, FUCK YEAH!
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)18:14 No.8747005
    Actually it's EP/ME Transhumanity-Fuck-Yeah thread
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)18:44 No.8747555
    Yeah.. that too.
    But its mainly focused on Xepard and his Cronies.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)19:04 No.8747900
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    Humans are real, prepare to be destroyed Xeno scum!
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)19:39 No.8748408
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    SPOILERS: Garrus is going to be killed by Xepard at Virmire when Garrus threatens to go rogue because of the transhuman alliance.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)19:51 No.8748599
    I'm certain if Xepard uses Upper left blue he can....

    Who am I kidding, Xepard NEVER uses Upper left blue.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)20:13 No.8748909

    That was worth the wait.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)20:45 No.8749262
    I second this emotion.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)20:47 No.8749292
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    Though, I'm noting some friction between Shep and Xep... Depending on how things go, this could lead to an interesting showdown. They both seem to be leaders- one a paragon, the other a renegade. So, by the end of things, the question might be asked which one the group wants to follow... The specter, or the human?
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)20:58 No.8749503
    xepard is the main protag, shep is the Elvish ubermensch
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)21:14 No.8749760
    *Shep uses upper right*
    *Xep uses lower right*
    *universe explodes*
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)21:21 No.8749897
    I picture them both FFFFF staring at each other as their persuasive power cascades around them, ripping the fabric of vidja game decisions to pieces around them.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)21:25 No.8749955
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    "You'll see things my way- PERSUASION!"
    "I think not- INTIMIDATE!"
    Then, both try doing their paragon and renegade interrupts at the same time.

    Cue image.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)21:51 No.8750397
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:15 No.8750805
    The interrupts are charged Dragonball Style
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:28 No.8751005
    Garrus: "I CANNOT ACCEPT THIS!, an... alliance with the h-humans... this is wrong. I'm going to report this to the council. You are covering this up for them Xepard"

    Xepard: "You shouldn't have said that Turian, maybe then I would have let you live. But if you are going to get in my way, I will have to get rid of you."
    Shepard:"Wait Xepard, Garrus is just misguided, we are all fighting for the same side here. While I don't like what you say about me and that you will probably live a life of hate against Transhumanity, I'm am still willing to fight for your right to live anyway."
    Garrus: "Well... if you put it that way I guess that"
    Xepard:"Do you even think I'm going to let you walk out of this Garrus? You are jeopardizing this mission, I won't take the chance for you to ruin this further I will-."
    Shepard:"You can't do this way Xepard, you are making a grave mistake. Garrus was the first one to go after Saren. He's too valuable to-"
    Xepard:"Don't you dare to interrupt me as well-"
    Shepard:"This is a mistake-"
    Xepard:"you are not-"
    Shepard:"Think of the consecuen-"
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:30 No.8751053
    Garrus: For fuck's sakes, can I get a word in-
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:31 No.8751072
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:33 No.8751112
    Determining who gets the first slice of pizza has to be sheer insanity.

    Xepard reaches for it brashly without manners!
    But Shepard deflects with a well placed foot!
    But Xepard starts drawing his pistol but shepard starts disassembling but xepard pops the heatsink but shepard blows it out butaohgantehl
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:35 No.8751144
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    Fixed for accuracy
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:36 No.8751173
    ...Well played, anon...
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:43 No.8751282
    ends in sex
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:46 No.8751350
    So in this universe Zaeed is uses an Octopi morph with Ambidex * 7 and Pistols x 7 and (oh fuck I forgot the name of the skill that allows simultaneous targets or some shit)
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:48 No.8751376
    Oh, and only seven. Because the 8th arm is his 'Breeding Arm' he doesn't use a gun with it. he uses it to strangle you to death.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:48 No.8751387
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    The entire time, everyone is staring at the two flipping out, waiting to eat.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)22:49 No.8751397
    He has a great respect for the Elcor, because those motherfuckers are unstrangleable.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:24 No.8752027
    He respects them because despite being unstrangleable. they have the decency to die when shot with bullets.
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:28 No.8752090
    >> Anonymous 03/23/10(Tue)23:30 No.8752117
    i just got back i need to eat and take a dump.

    Also fill out forms cuz gubmint work is gubmint.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)00:01 No.8752628
    OP here, damn I have to sleep already, since this is already archived I think I shall continue tomorrow.

    Keep rocking writedude.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)01:51 No.8754185
    Is anyone still awake?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)02:08 No.8754411

    At least one person here is, but I'm about to crash as it is.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)07:10 No.8757226
    Just because we where during or stand-by cycle doesn't mean you shouldn't have posted some stuff. This is archived, I would have read it by the morning ;_;
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)12:12 No.8760042
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    now this made me think of something interesting.

    In ME2 Miranda is a genetically altered human.

    Since genetical tampering is already a standard issue in EP, does that mean that in this universe "Miranda" is actually the name of a Furymorph model?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)14:22 No.8761836
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    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)14:29 No.8761939
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    I'm just imagening a horrible, horrible Michael Jackson faced killbot. *shudders*
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)14:34 No.8762002
    Michael Jackson morphs, screaming their war cries as they charge an enclave of entrenched Elvises...
    >> Boomer !!MBwbEofHcyx 03/24/10(Wed)14:36 No.8762034
    Genetic augments is also standard in Mass Effect, so her whole background makes no sense. Canon sue... "I have been genetically engineered with a body just like everyone else's, making me perfect!" ...dumbest, shit, ever...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)15:44 No.8763138
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    >> Thankssupportivedude.WishIcouldwritefaster,buteventakingitslowimbad. Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)15:45 No.8763172
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    >Thanks for the link. And I'm sorry I'm slow. I essentially fell asleep at the same time you did.

    "I-I-I'm free," She coughed a little, before looking up in wonder, then withdrawing for a moment in horror at the pistol in front of her, "Wha-what? What are you-"

    "Our mistake, ma'am," Shepard gave Xepard's arm a light push and stepped forward, "We're just glad you're alright."

    "Quite," Xepard murmured, as he slowly holstered his pistol, glaring daggers at the back of the human's head.

    "I, oh, right, I suppose I should thank you for releasing me," the asari slowly stood, glancing with uncertainty between Xepard and Shepard, "A batarian and... Are you a transhuman?"

    "I'm Xepard, council specter. This is...Shepard. He's a transhuman that's here for reasons of his own," Xepard stepped forward, carefully blinking his eyes in sequence, "Probably to do with all the transhumans. That, and the mind controlling plant beast which, I suspect, you know something about."

    "Yes," The asari regained her composure remarkably well after bursting out of a sack of mind controlling plant flesh- definitely a commando.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)16:05 No.8763521
    >> FFFgreattiming Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)16:11 No.8763612
    "I suppose I should start from the beginning. I am Shiala, I serve...I SERVED Matriarch Benezia. When she allied herself with Saren, so did I. She foresaw Saren's influence and sought to join with him to guide him down a gentler path... but Saren is compelling. She lost her way."

    "Asari matriarchs are some of the most potent and powerful beings in the galaxy. What did Saren do to 'compel' her?"

    "Saren is no ordinary specter- as you've probably deduced by reaching me," Shiala glanced across the room, where pieces of the Thorian still snaked across and into the walls and floor, "His bitter seed he's held against the transhumans since 2157 has blossomed," Shiala turned her eyes to meet Xepard's lower pair, "He did not convince Matriarch Benezia. He's taken hold of her mind, twisted her spirit to follow his."

    Xepard brought a hand up to rub his much aching forehead, "Mind controlling plant beasts, now psychic specters? This is turning into a bad vidshow."

    "Saren...It's not Saren. It's Sovereign, Saren's flagship that's responsible for this."

    "Brain washing space ships? Even better," Xepard waved his hand in annoyance, "I don't really care any more about what kind of bullshit you have in your head, you're coming back to the Citadel to explain what the fuck is happening here."
    "Please, specter, I know this sounds insane, but you have to believe me. The fate of the galaxy could hinge upon it!"
    "This isn't helping the 'bad adventure plot' feelings, Shiala."
    "For the love of- Saren was after something here, something I know. If you won't trust my words," Shiala stepped back and crossed her arms, "Then I can just show you."
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)16:19 No.8763732
    >> ihadamassiveplotholethatididn'tknowhowtofill. Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)16:28 No.8763868
    "Some concrete evidence would do wonders," Xepard nodded, "Okay, then, show me."

    "Within my mind is the knowledge of the Thorian- Saren was attempting to wrest from the Thorian the key to understanding Prothean thought and provide context to the visions granted by a beacon he came across. Saren called it the cipher. The Thorian had, in its long life merged and digested some protheans and as of such-"

    "Are you going to do some kind of freaky asari nervous system meld?" Ajli stepped forward at this point, "Because I don't think that's going to happen. Xepard is a Batarian officer, and the last thing we need is some asari rooting about in his head."
    "What, do you expect me to communicate directly an entire CULTURE to your commander?" Shiala's remarkably resilient patience was starting to evaporate, "I've just been freed of TWO alien entities puppeteering my moves, one of which involved me being trapped in a giant plant blister for Goddess knows how long, and I'm IMMEDIATELY being interrogated! I'm trying to HELP you you simpletons!"

    "If I may butt in," Shepard stepped smoothly in between Ajli and Shiala before the argument grew more physical, "Shiala, if you would wait a while, and we managed to get in contact with the transhuman embass-"
    "Saren...Reached the beacon?"
    Shiala glanced over, slowly nodded, "Yes... When he reached Tumaat Prime, he managed to reach one of the Prothean beacons. It gave him a message he'd been having trouble interpret."

    "He never mentioned that in his after action report," Xepard frowned, scratching the back of his head, then glanced back.

    "I don't care how you do it, give me the cipher."
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)16:44 No.8764137

    OP here, those too comments aren't mine. though my enthusiasm follows the same burning path.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)16:50 No.8764258
    some once said this in another thread but it still holds true

    >> D: Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)17:05 No.8764537
    Xepard had never thought himself a xenophiliac. Nonetheless, his mind had a worrying way of attempting to find parallels between the asari and the batarian opposite sex- the temperature of her breath, the lips, the slim eyes- as the asari approached, and touched Xepard.

    "Embrace eternity."

    Batarian psychology was not really very different from most other sentient space faring species in Council space. They value living, and fear death. They speculate on the future to ensure continued survival, seek to protect the most vulnerable members of the species, and believe in their own unique worth deserving to live.

    When Commander Xepard approached the beacon on Tumaat Prime, and had the subsequent nightmares of a race hitting extinction, Xepard forcibly dismissed them, not reporting the momentary weakness to his superior officer. The nightmares did not go away. They were incomprehensible- blood and flesh rended by spark and steel. They kept him from sleep, but mostly left him baffled.

    Now, the sights had context. The swooping arc of the great founder's head, almost a parody of a children's game crushing your temple. The stuttering breathes your lover takes, not like what the doctors warned, not at all. The bright, white light, that your prophet had warned of. The claws, the cold, cold draw of-

    Suddenly, gone. Shiala stepped back from the commander, and he was back to the damp, ill smelling cavern, the only noise the crackle of the burning roots.

    "I have given you the cipher- just as it was given to Saren. The ancestral memories of the protheans is part of you now."
    "And a great waste of time," Xepard rubbed his forehead, "Nothing but a headache."
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)17:18 No.8764797
    YAY XD

    you got anymore for tonight?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)17:20 No.8764835
    Don't be silly everyone knows the last human is traveling the universe in a big red Minning ship trying to get home to earth with only the Holigram of his dead bunkmate, an insane domestic droid, a creature that evolved from the ships cat and a senile computer for company...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)17:20 No.8764850
    I'm torn. I'm trying to take this slow to set this up, or I should actually go and do my census work. I've got the runnin' out of ideas headache so things could get really really (even more) shitty.

    On the other hand, I should actually fucking finish something and not leave for a week like I did the other time. I do guarantee that they will get the fuck off Feros before I'm done tonight.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)17:46 No.8765300
    Personally, I want a writefag to start exploring the events that could happen if mankind hadn't decided to take the nice/diplomatic approach. An intergalatic war would be an awesome backdrop.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)18:36 No.8766192

    This is quality stuff, take your time if you have to. Just promise to remember to post it when you're done so we don't have people spamming no-content threads just to beg for more.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)19:03 No.8766559
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    Such awesomeness could only be correctly depicted in a RA2 mod.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)19:18 No.8766782
    Nah. I think Miranda's base form is that of an experimental Reborn. The experiment would be to add Biotics to an sleeve, something her father has just designed.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)19:48 No.8767323
    You ever think that what the Father had done might be slightly illegal?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)20:09 No.8767700
    Not in the EP universe since he would probably work for the Autonomist Alliance.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)22:07 No.8769931
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    OP here.
    If you can't finish it now you just have to say it writedude. we can understand.
    but, is there any way to coordinate these threads so they be made only when new content is available?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)22:17 No.8770109

    we could just wait for a writefag to start a thread?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)22:23 No.8770221
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    You have a very good point. It's a prick move on my part to just come and go with no schedule. And despite how much I hate my writing, it'll only be frustrating if people have to miss it because I keep saging what I write.

    I'll just go ahead and start new threads when I have content- if there'll be writing, you can usually pick it up at about 15:00. I'm going to try to prewrite the main bit, but just to keep things fertile, in a day or two, I'm going to be focused on the really easy snippet kind of bs trying to set in mind how the environment of Council Space has changed by the presence of humanity.

    Wowimanoverreachingfaggot but anyway tl;dr I'll start posting my writing on my own, and no longer make it incipient on you guys to keep that end up.

    Hopefully this doesn't become hugely rage provoking for everyone else on /tg/- I'm going to try to be posting on a bidaily basis to give some breathing room, for what little that matters.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)22:50 No.8770769
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    Alright, its set up then. Will you post some more content now or should we wait for the next thread?

    And while your schedule may seem too far apart for some, its actually more fast paced than, lets say... the Bolo Quest Threads. or some other quests.

    It is actually interesting considering this isn't a Quest thread, and relies mostly on writefags and discussion (though we are kinda lacking on the discussion department, these should usually follow the story)
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)22:51 No.8770795
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    I'm hoping to get them off Feros.

    But, well. I'm a piece of shit that's trying to get through some serious writer's block.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)22:59 No.8770931
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    Don't follow the thread, check the archive, I'm going to get something out tonight, but I wouldn't obsessively check over it because it'll probably be as boring as fuck.

    And here's another picture. BACK TO WRITE WORK
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)23:15 No.8771207
    does anyone here knows how to extract a 3ds version of the Characters used in Mass Effect?

    I know they can be put inside Gary's Mod, but I need a 3ds file to try something stupid.(it involves converting them to voxels)
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)23:40 No.8771551

    Well, I have no clue, but evidently you can download character models for GMod off the web... Do you already have those links? You can try hunting down the guys who put them up and ask them how they did it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)23:41 No.8771579
    According to this thread
    A tool over here

    That was probably not helpful.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)23:48 No.8771702
    why are you on fourchan, then?
    >> Manyfist 03/24/10(Wed)23:57 No.8771833
    So in ME2/EP, Xepard is going to be recreated into cyborg-batarian right? How will he feel about the Illusive Man, you know at least in ME you're human, but in ME/EP it's Xepard the first Batarian Spectre not Shepard 1st Human Spectre.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/10(Wed)23:58 No.8771859

    The Batarians probably have their own version of Cerberus, run by that guy from Bring Down the Sky.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)00:00 No.8771888
    Mayhap the Elusive Man is a Batarian using stolen transhumanist technology? (As a base, the batarian Cerberus equivalent has been doing their thing.)
    >> Manyfist 03/25/10(Thu)00:02 No.8771912
    Then that would defeat the awesomeness of the Illusive Man. BTW what would the Illusive Man look like in the ME/EPverse? Would he be an infomorph, slyphmorph...etc.?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)00:09 No.8772021
    Nobody ever sees him. People will swear they've seen him, and offer complete descriptions, but none of them will match. (That's just the way he likes it.)
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)00:11 No.8772053
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    I dunno... You think maybe when ME2 rolls around, transhuman Shepard will be the protagonist? Maybe Xepard will be replaced by the end of this... In the most literal fashion.
    >> Apathetic Astronaut 03/25/10(Thu)00:17 No.8772162
    This is Welsford J. Quark reporting in from the USS Saratoga. What's going on in here? The last things I, or any of my crew, can remember was testing mankind's first superluminal warp drive around Jupiter. The next thing I know we find the solar system completely empty, Earth roasted to a cinder and Ganymede completely blown up.

    This distress call will repeat on a twelve hour cycle, we have docked on the moon and have begun a salvage operation of the abandoned colony for supplies. Please respond.

    Please, respond.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)03:09 No.8774526
    How the fuck do translators work in ME?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)04:40 No.8775770
    Wow, I'm a piece of shit. Sitting and staring at letters doesn't help me think a way out.

    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)05:42 No.8776386
    I think it was already implied that the Ambassador for Transhumanity is The Illusive Man.

    He's somewhat seen at first during Xepard story on the citadel.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)08:53 No.8778149
    Oh shit!. I just noticed Garrus over there.



    In an Imperfect version of this universe (with every side waging a war against transhumanity) Things could go Warcraft 3 style (with the Sovereign weakening each side until there's noone to stop him, and then plunges towards the Citadel.)

    In the end is a fight between the combined Transhuman/Rachni-Terminus/Citadel species. (this would assume that the Rachni queen was never found and she managed to recreate the Rachni swarm.)
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)09:10 No.8778324
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)11:33 No.8779687
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    Forgot your pic bro.

    But seriously, if there isn't going to be any interesting discussion anymore perhaps we should leave this thread to die and wait for the writefag to make his own thread.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)14:21 No.8781719
    I can't believe this thread is still around since yesterday.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)14:25 No.8781781
    >since yesterday

    >op's post: 03/22/10(Mon)13:59
    >your post: 03/25/10(Thu)14:21
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)14:27 No.8781809
    Consider me taking SAN damage.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/10(Thu)14:30 No.8781853
    I think Noveria should be a bit of a transhuman refuge. They operate under corporate law after all, so, so long as things remain unthreatening, transhumans can go there and not worry about the Space INS punting them back across the Zone.

    Would certainly make things a lot more tense when they get there and hear a lab has been sealed off.

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