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    701 KB ITT:we play our own stratedgy game 5 SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)04:54 No.9415748  
    - Previously on the USN Project Longreach base

    - After the successfull launch of the surveyer 01 satelite the base is visited by a ship calling itself the USN Harrier.
    -Demanding landing approval they break orbit and touch down on the launchpad only to be met by transmissions telling them they will be placed under arrest,
    - the USN Harrier attempts an unpreped launch that activated the base defence grid, the high yeild concussive rounds of the base turrets rips holes through their bridge and they carreer off course during their assent.

    - USN Harrier crash lands into a smuldering wreck on the outskirts of the base to the south, security teams dispatched as well as a mechanoid cleanup crew to handle the hazerdous situation.

    - Secure AI core specs arrive via fleet command.
    engineering and comunications work together on the new plans to perfect them in preperation for construction.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:04 No.9415864
    holy hell yes
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:12 No.9415952
    ITT: sugest next course of action and it will be implemented into the base
    -you can suggest build projects, schematic requests for additional technology projects, specialised personel to get the project completed faster.

    - it has become custom to post under a colonist name that states the ocupation of said character in the name field eg ( P.j lewis Ops specialist tactical annalisis)

    - the more interaction you have with the rest of the colonists playing the more it will influence the outcome of the events.

    NOTE : every post influences the course of events.Obvious trolls are usualy obvious read the archived threads to get up to date.

    first session

    seccond session

    third session

    fourth session
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:18 No.9416027
    Well, now the soldiers have had their gun, guess I'm on clean-up
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:20 No.9416051
    Please list the staff once again. Surely, there is an open spot!
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:22 No.9416068
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    previous scan of colony from low orbit by a newly launched surveyer 01 satelite showing all sub surface structures.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)05:24 No.9416086
    Holy shit, you're up early. Thank god for weekends.

    Get that wreck secured, see if we can't ping FleetCom for some remote surveyor drones to explore the ship interior. I'd imagine there's a fair chance of it undergoing structural failure, and I'd hate to lose a few colonists over such an oversight.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:24 No.9416092
    The majority of our base is above ground. In this hostile climate, that's unacceptable. Construct some larger common areas underground. Big enough to house all of our colonists in case of emergency.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:24 No.9416095
    What's the colour coding of the tunnels correspond to?
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:24 No.9416097
    Colony Resources Logbook Version 1.6
    System: LR023
    Colony Name: Longreach
    Report Filed by: Head Field Engineer M. Williams, Acting Resourses Manager
    Named Characters:

    - McCallahan, Fleet Liaison (Comms Officer)
    - Lister, Electronics Specialist
    - M. Williams, Head Field Engineer
    - P. Shepard, Geological Team Specialist
    - Tycho, Electrical Engineer
    - 'Comrade' Docter, Biological Sciences Specialist
    - Brown, Areospace Engineer
    - Kevin, Local Smartass (General Specialist)
    - Dorkins, Mechanic
    - McCain, Mechanic (Specialist)
    - Doctor Salazar, Hydrophonic Specialist
    - Carson, Hydrophonic Engineer
    - Reeds, Senior Security Officer
    - Winkel-Schmidt, Technician
    - Alan Gary, Energy Systems Engineer
    - Cadet, Reynolds
    - Corpri, Custodian
    - Huxley, Environmetal Engineer
    - Dr. Corleone, Physicist
    - Varnigan, Genetic Engineer
    - Dr. Octavius, Psychiatrist
    - Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, High Commandant of the "Alexander"
    - Bellins, Archivist
    - "Leo" (TheLionHearted), Astrophysicist
    - J. Dirte, Custodian
    - McAlister, Lieutenant Jr. Grade
    - Borvagh, Cadet
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:25 No.9416110
    Total Specialist Work Force (Known workers): 37 of ??
    - AI's: 0
    - Archivists:1
    - Custodians: 2
    - Commandant: 1
    - Fleet Liasion: 1
    - Engineers (Total): 22
    - (Areospace): 1
    - (Electrical):1
    - (Enviromental): 2
    - (Energy Sys):4
    - (Field):1
    - (Genetics): 1
    - (Hydroponic):2
    - (Prefab Industry): 10
    - (Planetary): N/A
    - Miners:N/A
    - Psycholgist: 1
    - Scientists/Specialists (Total): 4
    - (Biological Sciences): 1
    - (Electronics): 1
    - (Geological): 1
    - (Hydroponic): 1
    - Security Peronnel: 9
    - Senior Security Officers: 1
    - Junior security officers: 8
    - Surveyors: N/A
    Other Colonists:N/A
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)05:27 No.9416137

    Damned if I know, really. You'll have to ask Williams, but I think he's in cryo right now.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:28 No.9416150
    I can handle the bots, it's why Fleet sent me.
    Well, that and some disciplinary problems.

    Anyway, some light, expendable probes? Easy.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:29 No.9416163
    -surveyer map colour coding
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:30 No.9416168
    -surveyer map colour coding
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)05:30 No.9416169

    It's reassuring to know that some people here can actually live up to their designated ranks. I was beginning to think I was alone in that aspect.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:30 No.9416176
    I think you had a transmission error. Surely you mean BLUE is military?
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:31 No.9416187
    - spot base lighting units specs downloaded into primary fabricator.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:33 No.9416219
    Would be a lot easier If I could get some automated bot production lines up. Maybe you could shoot a request to fleet com next burst?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:33 No.9416221
    Yeah, add some basic lanterns around the area. Giving off light in 360 degrees. Make it less dark up there on the surface.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)05:34 No.9416238

    We already have a bunker for holing up in, but last I checked it can only house 24. Not sure if the engies have gotten around to working on that yet.

    While they're at it, can we also expand the tunnel network? I can imagine how much it would suck if one of them caved in and cut off half the base from the other half.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:36 No.9416253
    Underground construction in a necessity. More, larger rooms, secondary tunnels in case of emergency, increased life support. An underground greenhouse, if possible.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)05:36 No.9416258

    Just head over to the fabrication hab and program it to churn out bots. Speaking of which, we'll need to expand production capabilities soon, as well.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:39 No.9416294
    That's fine, but a dedicated workshop could produce them with a lot coddling than those generic fabs
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:40 No.9416297
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    -spot base lighting units completed and deployed
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:40 No.9416301
    A lot LESS coddling.
    We need to see about better com lines now, my transmissions keep getting garbled...
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:42 No.9416316
    OP. This is awesome and you should feel awesome.

    If you did the Hive City Quest you should feel more awesome.

    Also I want to see that back one of these days
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:46 No.9416367
    yeah that was me also see it here

    i plan on having an updated map for this project in the same style of site once i reach the 10th or 20th session.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:47 No.9416383
    No AI and no Miners, huh?

    Those guys are always the first to die.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:48 No.9416395
    ***************Use one of the larger craters around as the basis for a large underground habitation complex.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:51 No.9416430
    There's already a start of one to the south-west of the first ship. We could expand it, and combine it with the small environment dome we're planning
    >> Thomas Freitag, worker 04/25/10(Sun)05:52 No.9416432

    uhm, sir, I feel a little guilty -- you see with the AI trouble and all that stuff - I wasn't minding the additional hollyday, but - well I think I missed some shifts, anyways: here I am I heard there is some rubble to clean up?
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)05:52 No.9416433

    We've gone through 2 AIs so far, first one died when a solar storm hit and the second one died combating a rogue AI that pirates sneaked into the base. I'm not really keeping my hopes up regarding the third.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)05:53 No.9416447
    please submit request useing colonist tag and id

    (introduce yourself)
    are you possibly one of the USN engineers that arrived with the construction of the dedicated engineering facility ?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)05:53 No.9416448
    Let's crack open that crashed space ship already and see if there are any survivors + what they're carrying.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)05:54 No.9416457

    The docking pad could use some sprucing up after that unauthorized launch. Fricking char marks and ash everywhere.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:54 No.9416459
    You want to walk into a still burning wreck that claimed to be carrying cobalt? Be my guest
    >> ASTRO ENGINEER Johnny Appleseed 04/25/10(Sun)05:56 No.9416478
    I SURE AS HELL AM. Using the natural impact craters as a foundation, use onsite material, ie moondust and rocks, as a base for our fabricating units to create building material. Use a large and deep crater to create a habitation construct in similar design to late 20th and early 21st century missile silos.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)05:59 No.9416500
    We've got the specs for an impact hardened, fully pressurised environment dome. Why would we want to live in a missile silo?
    I had enough of those kinds of quarters serving in fleet. Lets at least build somewhere we can feel human in
    >> Thomas Freitag, worker 04/25/10(Sun)06:00 No.9416513
    aye-aye, sir, I'm right in my way.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:02 No.9416529

    I think he was referring to the construction methodology, not the actual structural design.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:04 No.9416550
    He just looks like one of those guys with a hard on for old-Earth military design. Yeah, it's retro, it's functional, it's cheap. But I like the comforts of the modern day. Not that we get many out here
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:08 No.9416590

    We're on a fledgling colony with more gunheads than girls, what are these 'modern comforts' you speak of?
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:10 No.9416614
    Like I said, we don't get many. That's why I spend my rec hours in the big greenhouse. I don't even like plants, but if I close my eyes I can almost pretend I'm on a real planet in there. So I don't want to live like a mole. Even without atmo, it's nice to see the sky sometimes
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)06:13 No.9416634
    (I do like that this colony seems to be 40ish dudes, most of whom prefer to shoot first and ask questions later.)
    Varnigan reappears from his brief stint in hermitdom, and seems thrilled. "I haven't the slightest idea why you shot down that craft, but the crater will be a terrific place to begin testing terraforming algae!"
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:14 No.9416639
    I'm with Winkel-Schmidt.
    I used to go for a morning run every day.
    I've barely moved faster than a brisk walk since I got to space, but at least we have a sky now.
    You can live in a hole in the ground if you want, but as far as I'm concerned that's for emergencies only.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)06:14 No.9416646
    Is anyone going to explore this wreck yet? I want to be a crash survivor goddamn
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:15 No.9416657

    Personally, it's why I prefer to be on a nice cruiser-sized vessel. The view's always incredible, and there's always that one cute cadet to flirt with. But I guess that's just natural for a spaceborn like me. I always did view planetside as vacation spots more than anything else.
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)06:16 No.9416664
    I may just be a janitor, but you guys could use a swimming pool.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:16 No.9416667

    [Crawl out of the damn thing then.]
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:16 No.9416672
    Personal journal - Encrypted
    I'm starting to suspect this is going to be a prison in all but name. The soldiers here are jumpy and taking charge. They haven't sent a single woman, just a punch of lunatic male popsicles for us to thaw out and add to this madhouse. I'm going to write some creator-protection code into my bots, I can trust them to look out for me
    >> Scottish Superior-er !hoaRoCu48g 04/25/10(Sun)06:17 No.9416678
    Can somebody give me a quick update on whats happened, and how i can join in?
    >> Artemis Montag - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:18 No.9416684
    Searing metal is stripped away, as a quasi oval shaped hole is cut through the hull of the crashed ship. Moments later, it is kicked away, and drifts slowly down the side, rolling along until it crashes onto the lunar surface. For the first time in nearly a day, he sees the stars. . .

    and plenty of men with weapons aimed at him. He drops is plasma cutter and raises his arms. "I come in peace?"
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:19 No.9416688
    Get a name, a specialty and go check the archives for your crash course on Longreach. Welcome to the dustball
    Archives linked here:
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)06:19 No.9416695
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    -satelite sending prmary survey results of deep mineral scan of base area.

    - all survey staff assigned to submit ideas for mining expansions
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:19 No.9416698

    [We just shot down a suspected pirate ship that docked at our base. Now we're debating on what to do with it. Just put on a name and rank, and join the com-chatter.]
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:20 No.9416700
    Actually, Winkel-Schmidt, there was a young lady arrived with Dr Hassan's medical team.

    Do we have a scan for survivors yet?
    >> Scottish Superior-er !hoaRoCu48g 04/25/10(Sun)06:20 No.9416704

    by time i was done reading them all, this would be over sadly, at least todays.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:21 No.9416715
    Dammit, you have access to crew logs?

    *** Personal note - build recorder bot. I'll keep my journal where I can see it
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:22 No.9416721

    That crater looks pretty darn promising. Anyone want to send a mineral probe down there?
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, Mechanic 04/25/10(Sun)06:22 No.9416725
    Wilhelm looks onto the survivor "What do we do?" he asks the highest ranking security officer at the scene?
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:23 No.9416731
    Such as they are, yes.
    But I know this specifically because I met the team after Private Mook escorted them to our base just before the ship tried to run.
    Unfortunately this still leaves us with exactly one female base resident that I'm aware of.
    And she's not exactly a looker.
    This is on a private channel, right?
    >> Artemis Montag - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:25 No.9416742
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    You see an old man who looks like Tom Waits, in an old survival suit the likes of which haven't been seen in service for several decades. "Cool down, ya'll. Cool down. I wasn't with these jokers. Pirates, you know. The whole lot of 'em. 'Cept of course me."

    He begins crawling down from the crashed ship, taking care not to fall, and not to set off the trigger fingers of these soldiers watching him. When he gets down he dusts off his suit and coughs. Raising his hand to shake, he gets no response. "Artemis Montag, at your service."
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)06:27 No.9416761
    Varnigan disappears into one of the labs in the atrium after yelling something to the tune of "PRAISE BE THE SOIL GODS" at having finally received his soil survey forms.
    "Now that I've got an idea of what the damned soil composition is, I can start working on an atmosphere-building algae. The problem of course is that the algae will have to begin its development inside of an atmosphere of some sort. Fortunately, there are plenty of craters that should have whisps of atmosphere resting in their basins, especially the new one, since that ship should be leaking its atmosphere into the crater it made."
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:28 No.9416765
    Someone ask him what he does.
    Also, this is going in the next burst to the Fleet - I'd be much obliged if one of your team can keep this new guy on your suit cameras for a good while, Cadet Raynolds.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:28 No.9416768
    You're commenting on my private journal. What do you think this is, Friendspace?
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/25/10(Sun)06:29 No.9416776
    Wilhelm grabs the surviviors arm, twists it around before radioing in.
    "We got the survivor at the crash site, what do we do with him?"
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:30 No.9416782
    My apologies, I came across this entry while clearing out the reserve cache in the transcribed storage folders.
    I think the loss of our AI has rather muddled some of the automated data-management systems.
    Still, at least you've got a young lady to chase, eh?
    >> Artemis Montag - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:30 No.9416786
    "Hey hey hey, be cool man, be cool. I'm not the badguy here. Those chumps kidnapped me."
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:31 No.9416792

    I'm guessing that joker of a rogue AI rewired all the channels before it frazzled out.

    Security teams, keep the survivor detained until Reynolds or Reeds emerges from cryo.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/25/10(Sun)06:32 No.9416808

    What, just on site?
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)06:34 No.9416822
    *Approaches the survivor* Sir! I'm Maria McAllister from the USN anti-terrorism task force. I need to ask you a few questions about the pirates and the ship. Firstly, do you know if there were any more survivors? Secondly, does the pirate ship have an AI core?
    >> Artemis Montag - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:34 No.9416823
    "Hey man, you can't keep me out here, I'm the victim. And hey, I'm hungry, man. Those punks hardly gave me and food, and since their ship crashed, I haven't had a thing to eat or drink." He whispers over his com, "Plus I gotta take one hell of a piss."
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:34 No.9416825

    Sure, why not. It's not like he can run all too quickly in that suit of his.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)06:35 No.9416830
    "If that thing scrambled files it might explain why my embryonic experiment grew a fifth leg. That was a good sample too, now I have to rewrite half the things genome to get its lungs to function properly again..."
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:35 No.9416836
    I might recommend the infirmary for now - there is restraining equipment available (in case of space madness) and Doctor Hassan will have his equipment readily available to check this Montag character for injuries, communicable diseases and such.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:36 No.9416841
    She's on the med team? Might need to have an 'accident' to wind up in sick bay
    >> Artemis Montag - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:37 No.9416850
    "Shit lady, I doubt it. Everyone else but me was up in the bridge, which I guess you guys blew away." He kicks a few space rocks. "There might've been an AI, but I don't think so. They were using me to do their navigation for 'em."
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)06:38 No.9416859
    Base control, come in. Until the senior security officers start their shifts I will be assuming command of the sec-staff.

    Alright people, let's have 2 men escort the survivor into the security bunker for processing. The others should stay here and search the ship for other survivors.
    >> Maxim Prokopy 04/25/10(Sun)06:38 No.9416863

    Crawling out of the wreckage, Maxim points an accusing finger towards Artemis. "To hell with that, we never kidknapped you you lying bastard. Tell them the truth!"
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:41 No.9416884

    Negative on the latter, Lt, we're not sending anyone into that ship. Schmidt's on the job getting some drones wired up for that task, since there's a high chance of structural failures on board. What with it getting shot at and crashing.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:42 No.9416913
    It'll be a few more fabber-cycles til I have what I need. once this is settled down we're really going to need more manufacturing. The engineering shop is great, but we can't produce the parts it needs to run at full speed with what we have
    >> Artemis Montag - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:42 No.9416915
    "Oh shit! Hey, don't listen to that guy. I don't know what his deal with the pirates was, but don't listen to him. Unless he's telling the truth, of course. But hey! I ain't no pirate. And I can prove it, too."

    He reaches for his arm and wipes off some dust. "UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R." He looks up expectantly, until he sees the blank faces of the people in front of him. "What?"

    "UAC?" One of the soldiers says.

    "Yeah? What? United Areospace Consortium. Aren't you guys with the UAC?"
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/25/10(Sun)06:44 No.9416932
    I need a security team here right now! i got two potential hostiles.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)06:46 No.9416950
    "DAMNIT! That damned AI is still having residual effects on my gene encoding files!"
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)06:47 No.9416956
    >Drags the last hit off his cigarette. Flicking it away as soon as he was finished. The cherry glow flashing through the air till it lands on the floor of the embarkation deck. Shattering into an explosion of fireworks till the cherry glow fades away. Gerome would step up to the Sign in desk, pressing his thumb firmly into the sign in.

    "Gerome Santoya. Mining Operations Manager. You got ore, i'll make sure it's taken out. My crew of ten have just arrived with all of our necessary supplies as well as a few mining bots to help secure necessary safety measures. "

    >Flashes a grin and fishes a half squashed pack of cigarettes out of his jumper pocket.

    "Who do I report to, and where do you want me to start diggin'?"
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:47 No.9416957
    Restrain everyone until I can find out more about the UCA.
    I'll ask non-USN sources as well.
    And someone get the prisoners to give statements, so we have something to check facts.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)06:47 No.9416960

    Copy. I understand that keeping the base personnel safe is the topmost priority, but I think we need to recover as many people from the wreckage as we can. Sure, they're pirates but they deserve to live and stand trial for their crimes.

    McCallahan, could you inform Fleet Command of the situation and request USN assistance with securing the ship?

    Security, help this man up and get him into the secured bunker. Sir! Are you a member of the ship's crew? Do you know if there's more people alive in there?
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/25/10(Sun)06:49 No.9416977

    Can i leave this to you space cowboys? This isn't exactly my field.
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)06:50 No.9416991
    >Smoking in any kind of space-borne vehicle, especially one that's running entirely off canned recycled air.
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:51 No.9416994

    "I am, I am, I don't know about the crew, there may be, if there's two of us left, there may be more? All I know is that as soon as -he- came aboard, things started going wrong"
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)06:51 No.9416997
    "The UAC? Shit, kid. What's the matter with you. United Aerospace Consortium. All the big players, US, EU, Russia, Japan. Of course not China, because, well, you know. Yeah, it's the coalition force for extrasolar exploration. Mapping the stars beyond our home, all that. Hell, ain't you ever heard of the UAC?"

    *Note: The UAC hasn't existed for over 60 years. It eventually folded in and became a part of the USN.*
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)06:51 No.9416998
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    - construction of automated tasking drones complete compliment 4

    - 4 additional drones being fabricated for field work

    - new support unit added, automated tasking drone
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:52 No.9417004

    Roger, patching it through.

    ****Requesting fleet assistance in handling crashed pirate vessel


    Welcome to Longreach. There's a mineral-rich crater just west to the base, you can start there.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)06:52 No.9417013
    "Came aboard!? Came aboard!? LISTEN, BUDDY! All I know, is that one moment I was getting into cryostasis for my ship's mission towards the outer rim, and the next thing I know, you and your buddies wake me up and pull me into your ship and slam me into some god forsaken cage! Like a fucking dog!"
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)06:54 No.9417028
    >//Smoking on a place that's running on purely recycled, and very well filtered air. Space dirt is -insanely- pernicious. Either everything on the colonies covered in a fine layer of dust and dirt, or the air systems have very good filtration. Cigarettes wouldnt' be a problem as long as life support is still active.
    >> Thomas Freitag, worker 04/25/10(Sun)06:54 No.9417034
    "Well, I think the pad should be clean now. Not that anybody would care." Perhaps now I could take a glimpse at all that comotion at that crash-site.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)06:54 No.9417038
    Damn, this is me.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/25/10(Sun)06:55 No.9417045

    also, id like to requisition some more base defenses, one more turret should do it. better safe than sorry.
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)06:55 No.9417049
    sirs i suggest we hold these men in an outdoor oxygen tent , strip them of their vac suits and place guards outside the tent until we know they dont harbour any pathegens.

    a simple oxygen tent will act as a maximum security prison when they dont have access to their vac suits.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)06:55 No.9417050

    Sir, what year were you born? The UAC hasn't existed for a long time now.


    What were the pirates intending to do if you had been allowed to land?
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)06:56 No.9417058
    >Cracks a grin and nods.
    "You got it boss. We'll hit that crater immediately.

    ***** Request - Small self contained living quarters and maintenance bay, subsurface constructed at site of new mining location.

    ***** Request - Subsurface transport of raw ore closer to base using automated system.

    ***** Request - Construction of refinery/foundry to purify ore before export or use.
    >> Artemis Montag - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)06:58 No.9417077
    "Doesn't exist? Sheeeeeeeit." He puts his hands on his hips and looks down at the ground, "How long was I out there for?" he asks no one in particular.

    The woman asks him again what year he was born, and he looks up. "UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. Born August 5th, 2002, Portland Oregon, USA." He looks around expectantly. "What year is it?"
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)06:58 No.9417079
    Looks like the kids are going to do fine on their first day of work. I hope AT-s01 can keep up, I had to fix a lot of servo problems. I should never have let them take the prototype out.
    Now, I just need to fit these sensors, and these scout-and-salvage spiders will be good to go
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)06:58 No.9417085

    Patching requests through to FleetCom. Aight guys, I'm taking a short break. Williams should be waking up soon, and if he doesn't, then, well, I'm sure you all can handle the situation.
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)07:00 No.9417103
    //Eh, fair enough. Not really a big issue.

    //Missed again, Montag.

    Well, a very quick scan against what we have left of the archives shows that the suit fits designs for those supplied to UAC personnel a little over... five years before it's collapse.
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)07:01 No.9417117

    I don't truely know sir, I just followed orders, see? Easier to let them get on with it, less trouble that way.
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)07:01 No.9417121
    see that ship there, *points to origional landing craft out the window, that there ship was built 160 years after you were born, and its allready been in use more than 200 years..
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)07:03 No.9417127
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:04 No.9417141

    Hmm. Well, your suit matches your story, and the data you've given should be easy to verify. Mook and Jenkins, escort this man to the medical bay to get him checked up and decontaminated. Watch him at all times until we get a confirmation of his story from Fleet Command.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/25/10(Sun)07:05 No.9417147

    Hey Schmidt, let me give you a hand, they wont let me near that wreck til the whole survivor mess is cleared up.
    >> Specialist Mechanic McCain 04/25/10(Sun)07:05 No.9417149
    barring this setback with the pirate crash, i suggest our next course of action is to erect more mining stations in the areas highlighted by our survey probe.

    we may need to upgrade the engineering bay with a processing plant if we bring in too much metals and heavy elements
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)07:06 No.9417163
    salvage crew for the downed pirate vessle **USN Harrier** discover 9 charred bodies.

    - salvage crew with help of automated tasking drones manage to recover 2 pulse drives from the ships wrecked hull.
    - USN records of pulse drive technology
    The standard pulse drive is used for deep space mining operations and is an inter system power grade drive.
    Drive is unable to break atmosphere on its own but with additional booster tecknology can be used as main sourse of propulsion once in open space.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:07 No.9417170
    Bradley, let's escort our pirate to the oxygen tent for a talk.

    Tell me about your operation. What were you doing in the sector? Are you aware of any pirate or separatist bases in the region? What is the name of your captain? Did the ship belong to any pirate band?
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)07:07 No.9417174
    >Reaching up he'd pull a pair of sunglasses off his face. Smiling casually.
    "Yeah. that processor would be rather nice. Trust me. My boys?"
    >Casually he would slip his glasses back on.
    "We dig greedily, and we dig deep."
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:08 No.9417181
    What is going on here?

    Is security officer Reeds present?
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)07:08 No.9417190
    "I should have an algae that can metabolize the ammonia-based compounds in the soil to begin building up a nitrogen atmosphere. The algae needs some atmosphere to live in, so we'll have to start by seeding craters."
    Varnigan looks over a map of the surrounding areas.
    "The deeper craters are the best to start off with assuming our resources are too limited to simply seed them all."
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:10 No.9417213

    Sir! I have been filling in for Reeds as per article 5b of the USN Operations Charter. Now that you're awake, I'm handing over authority to you. If you would like to join me, we're taking a pirate survivor down to the oxygen tent for interrogation.

    Let's haul the bodies over to the medbay for autopsies. If we can establish the identities of the crew, it would be helpful to the investigation.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)07:12 No.9417221
    "Getting oxygen and carbon dioxide in the mix is another issue. The easiest solution would be to find ice underground and electrolyze it into oxygen. Barring that, there are some chemical reactions that could get the oxygen out of the moon dust, like when we were first colonizing Luna back home. Not quite my area of expertise though, I'll leave that to the physicists."
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)07:12 No.9417223
    We need to get some dedicated, material specific facilities. The fabbers are fast, but little ineffiecient for large industry. Plus, we're all queing up to fab things we need
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:13 No.9417229
    Excellent work, McAllister.

    I'll join in on the interrogation. Meanwhile, make sure that our men keep the wreckage under lockdown. I don't want any of the colonists, barring technicians and military personnel, near it.
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)07:13 No.9417231

    Tell me about your operation. What were you doing in the sector? Are you aware of any pirate or separatist bases in the region? What is the name of your captain? Did the ship belong to any pirate band?

    As far as I'm aware we were looking for a long dead ship, been missing for at least a century, supposedly it had something valuable on it. The captain? Cpt. Evans. Scary fucker, tried to avoid him as much as possible. We were a privately funded ship, just kept to ourselves mostly, until -he- came aboard, then everything started going haywire.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)07:14 No.9417241
    >Snorts. Shaking his head.
    "Fabricators are for morons and new players in the field. I'm tellin' ya. You let my boy's get crackin' on this earth. I'll bring up the rock. Ya'll make y'selves a smelter and a foundry, and we'll kick off this infrastructure the way it shoulda been done."

    >Reaches for his shirt pocket to pull out one of his precious cigarettes. pauses, since he doesn't know how long until a new box will arrive with the ship supplies.

    *****Request - One metric ton Tobacco product for recreational use.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)07:15 No.9417247
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    - 2 pulse drives from the ships wrecked hull stored outside hanger facility

    - small sub habitat construction begins near mining rigs for dedicated mining crew staff.

    - small hab is to be fitted with hardened facility to house 20 incase of solar storm.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:15 No.9417253
    When you entered orbit, you mentioned you had Cobalt in the cargo bay. Is that all you were carrying?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)07:16 No.9417258
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    Did anybody else see this?
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/25/10(Sun)07:17 No.9417273

    OOC: oh god i lol'd
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)07:17 No.9417276
    He shakes his head. "You should have left me, let me die with my ship. You bastards."

    "I figured these sons'a'bitches attacked our ship and kidnapped me. Hell, they kept me locked up and isolated most of the time, only took me out when they needed help navigating. See, I was the senior navigator back on the Ulysses, that was my ship, the UAC Ulysses. So since I figured they'd kidnapped me, whenever I got the chance, I'd try to find a way to fuck up their ship. Sabotaging whatever I could. Pirates, you know."
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)07:17 No.9417277

    I don't think so, but can't be certain. I worked in the engines, so didn't really involve myself with that. Had a pretty hectic job as it was
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)07:18 No.9417278
    "If the physicists can't figure something out, I could try to adapt a variety of plankton to live in the algae pools, but that would be very difficult to support given the lack of moisture. I can't give a one hundred percent guarantee on the algae working in the first place given the low moisture levels. They'll need some water pumped into the craters to get started, after that their metabolizing of ammonia should generate enough heat to melt the ice crystals in the top layer of dust."
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:18 No.9417285
    Reaching the oxygen tent, the officers and prisoner step inside. Passing through the airlock, they remove the bulky spacesuits.

    By "him", do you mean the survivor that claims to be an ancient astronaut? What exactly happened when he came aboard?
    >> Specialist Mechanic McCain 04/25/10(Sun)07:21 No.9417306
    processing bay, foundry, factory.... i dont care what you call 'em, we need a structure that will convert your rock into materials we can use! now lets get to it

    Request filed: Materials Processing Bay
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)07:22 No.9417316

    I do, yes. We got him aboard and the captain would go missing for days, talking to him apparently. We'd then get really erratic orders, felt like we were flying in circles.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:24 No.9417326
    Did you ever speak with this astronaut yourself?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)07:25 No.9417334
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:25 No.9417339

    The other survivor tells me you used to talk to the Captain of the pirate ship. Is this true? What did you talk about?
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)07:25 No.9417342

    No, but I saw him a few times with the captain. I don't know what they were talking about, but the captain always looked as if he was hanging on his every word.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)07:27 No.9417359
    "McCain, when you get that foundry running, don't bother processing the extraneous gas, just pump it outside. Ideally you'd cool it first and pump it directly into a crater, but if that's too much work at the moment, direct release is fine."
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)07:27 No.9417360
    He sits, his legs crossed, a bemused smile on his face. "Captain? You'd call a piece of shit like that a captain?" He shakes his head. "That man'd come down, ask me questions about the old days. Trajectory plans, old outpost markers, checkpoints, things like that. Gave him fake intel, of course." At this he smiles widely.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)07:27 No.9417366
    Yeah, I'll get the bots on it. They're easy to use - if they don't have the blueprints already, send them a copy, then give them a location. They'll do most of the rest themselves.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)07:28 No.9417376
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    - emergency oxygen tent fetched from one of the support buggies to act as interogation and holding area.

    - armed USN guards posted outside tent

    -vac suits taken from prisoners before they are placed in the tent.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:28 No.9417383

    Hmm. Old plans? What were they after? Did the Captain ever tell you of their plans for this sector?
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:30 No.9417398
    Have we recovered anything from the ship? Surely there must be a captains log or a black box there somewhere.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)07:30 No.9417402
    - Materials Processing Bay specs approved and sent to engineering facility.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)07:32 No.9417414
    If the bots didn't find it, it was probably smashed beyond repair, if it was ever there. Pirates generally don't like recording their crimes
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)07:34 No.9417427
    Could you stop the grammar trolling, please?
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)07:35 No.9417433
    "To be honest, I haven't the faintest clue what sector we're in. From what I gather, something went haywire with the Ulysses. Must've been drifting for years."

    He leans in close, "And to be frank, in regards to what I know, and my mission, I will not divulge that information."
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:37 No.9417447
    You might want to think twice upon that. For the security of this colony, I am ready to do anything.

    That includes less than hospitable interrogation.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:38 No.9417453

    You will not divulge the details of your mission? Not even when asked by a superior officer? Myself and the Cadet here are USN, that's the entity that replaced the UAC back in 2088. If you outrank us or would like to speak with one of our superiours, we could arrange a comms line to Fleet Command.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)07:38 No.9417455
    >While relaxing at his brand new desk Gerome taps a cigarette against the pressed steel and typing at his computer with surprising deftness while using only a single hand.

    "The beginnings of our mining operations are going quite well. We've begun to strike the earth and as yet we've not encountered more then the barest trace minerals. Our robots are of course ensuring safety measures are being handled allowing us to focus on the actual task of digging the earth and ore. Nothing better in life then feeling the dirt in the palm of your hand... We will of course be cutting an offshoot tunnel in which to store 1% of all the minerals we pull from the earth as part of our goal of expansion. To get this mining operation truly off to a great start, I politely request the items listed on the following requisition form."

    *****Request - Deep core drilling aparatus
    *****Request - One Ton Tobacco products for recreational purposes.
    *****Request - One thousand mining lamps and two miles cabling.
    *****Request - Miniature fabricator for the creation of steel maglev rails for use in our mining operations.

    >Bringing the cigarette up to his lips he'd light it with the flare of an electric burner. Inhaling that sweet nicotine into his system with a pleased sigh. Tossing the lighter across his desk he'd reach out and slam a finger into the Enter key, sending the message to his fleet Liason.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)07:41 No.9417480
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    - sub terranion minor houseing construction completed by automated drone crew
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)07:41 No.9417482
    Woah there, two miles? We're a frontier colony, we don't have the manpower or botpower to run a mine that big yet. Lets stick to the shallow mines we've got til we get infrastructure up. I'm the only bot specialist here right now, we'll need a lot more support staff before we expand to that level
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)07:44 No.9417505
    He uncrosses his legs and recrosses them. "The mission of the UAC Ulysses was classified. Highly classified. I'm talking straight from the Directorate." He looks off at nothing. "If we went missing, I'm sure the UAC, or USN, whatever it was then, either scrubbed the mission or sent another ship. But either way, there's no way they'd reveal the details to a, mining colony? Whatever you are."
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)07:46 No.9417521
    >Laughs at the Robotics specialist.
    "M'boyo. There's a reason I only use robots to ensure safety of the mine. I operate with human miners only. can't trust robots. They ain't got no instinct for where the good stuff's at. I remember 'bout 15 years ago I was working one of the Mines of Titan, we left what was supposed to be an automated miner workin' on it's own for a two week period. When we found it, it was diggin' through the weakest vein o' Titanium i've ever seen. Barely a pound pulled in two hours work. I went back almost fifty meters down the shaft he'd dug. Slammed my pick into the earth, and in two blows I found a vein that put my oldest daughter through college."
    >Grins again and takes another drag.
    "Now. You let me worry 'bout the mining operations, y'see? If we have any problems, I'll let you know...Anyways. You're not one o' the Union Robot techs, are you?"
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)07:46 No.9417529
    *****Request - Deep core drilling aparatus GRANTED- specs sent
    *****Request - One Ton Tobacco products for recreational purposes.GRANTED- 10 plant seedlings to be planted in atrium first crop due 18 months time. expected yeild 15 kg refined tobacco. additional seedlings may be planted on senior staff approval.
    *****Request - One thousand mining lamps and two miles cabling. GRANTED- Fabrication units tasked.
    *****Request - Miniature fabricator for the creation of steel maglev rails for use in our mining operations. GRANTED- specs sent via Fleet command
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:47 No.9417534
    We'll see about that.

    McAllister, contact Fleet Command and demand the mission details of UAC Ulysses. If they refuse, tell them to connect directly to High Command and patch me through.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)07:48 No.9417557
    "Good luck with that," he looks at your badge, "Cadet. I'm sure rookie security officers have a lot of pull within the USN."
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)07:49 No.9417558
    15 years ago geo-scan droids were in their infancy. You think a prototype series like those old AXs you used are anything like a modern MOLE?
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)07:49 No.9417559

    On it, Sir. I'll leave the rest of the interrogation to you, after I talk to Fleet Command I'll be working on getting the AI core up and running.

    *she salutes and leaves*
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)07:50 No.9417578
    I have my connections within the brass. You'd be surprised.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)07:53 No.9417600
    "Well good luck. Word of note, if you're told anything at all, it'll be a cover. At least, if protocols are still in place." He looks away absentmindedly, scratching dirt out from under his fingernails.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)07:54 No.9417606
    >Firmly presses his cigarette into the bottom of his boot putting it out and tucking the last half of it between his ear and temple.
    "Yeah? Well, I'll trust human ingenuity over Robotic any day. You want to run some Mole miner? feel free, but not on my dig site and not usin' my gear."
    >Hearing a repeated beep coming from his shirt pocket, he'd pull out his portable computer and flick it on. A small grin coming over his lips. He'd hold it up, flashing the message of confirmation to the Robotics tech.
    "See? I've got confirmation. Robots have their purposes. But diggin' ain't one of'em. Now if you'll excuse me, i've gotta get to work finishing up my offices and gettin' the boy's settled. If you see the Geologist, send'em my way. We'll have some core samples for him as soon as possible. We might even set up a nice Geophysics lab for'em."

    ***** Request - Geologic/Geophysics lab set up off the miners hab complex.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)07:57 No.9417627
    *****Request - Use of a robot or a small team to deliver fifty gallons of water and a test sample of algae to the deepest point in the crater located near the center of the colony.
    "After a week or so there'll be a blue-green lump about the size of a dinner plate sitting in that mud puddle. In an ideal world anyway."
    Gerome finds a small box on his desk, inside are a few ounces of dried leaves and a note: "Courtesy of the genetics lab, my own varietal, I thought you might appreciate it."
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)07:58 No.9417639
    Requesting permission for a full robotics suite - autonomous production lines, evolutionary design programming, fully mechanised resource handling. Once the basic unit is set up, it can expand and improve exponentially.
    I'd like some more robotics specialists too
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)07:58 No.9417643
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    - Deep core drilling aparatus construction completed by manned construction rigs.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)07:59 No.9417645
    50 gallons isn't enough. You'd need several hundred, AT LEAST.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)07:59 No.9417653
    "Gerome, I'd like to be notified if you find any subterranean ice reservoirs, that ice'd be worth its weight in platinum on this rock."
    >> Specialist Mechanic McCain 04/25/10(Sun)08:00 No.9417655
    delivering the water should be no problem with the new robotic workforce,just make sure they dont start digging that crater or Santoya is gonna have another hissy fit
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)08:00 No.9417659
    senior robotics specialist dispatched via stasis tube,eta 2 days 0600 hours
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)08:01 No.9417667
    "I'm not filling the damn crater, I'm testing if the current sample is viable! It works in the lab, but if my time in the field has taught me anything, it's that shit doesn't go like it did in the lab. I just need a mud puddle on the actual surface to test this algae on."
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)08:03 No.9417685
    >Finding the box and having the urge to thank the person who sent him such a very fine genetically engineered Vintage, Gerome would pack a small peice of raw ore into a box and mail it back. What better way to thank a man who worked with Life, then a peice of the very stuff that made life possible?

    "As long as I can have a portion of that water for use in my mining operations? Absolutely. You'll be second on my list of who I inform."
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)08:03 No.9417687
    Looks like that bump on the head is still giving e issues.
    I'll be off to get some rest - back in a coupla hours.
    Leave me a note if anything needs doing...
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)08:03 No.9417691
    Before the person interrogating him leaves, Montag gets his attention. "And son, when you get the chance, I need to speak to whoever's in charge over at that USN."
    >> Random Bioligist 04/25/10(Sun)08:04 No.9417701
    Have we checked the soil for signs of life?
    Fossils etc?
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)08:04 No.9417702

    ID: McAllister, Maria
    > all historical records of vessel UAC Ulysses, include crew roster
    > search all databases for UAC Serial number X42-002-8119: Montag, Artemis R
    > search USN database for all ships registered as missing or decommissioned, captained by an "Evans"
    >end query

    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)08:06 No.9417714
    All in due time.

    For now, you will be kept in this tent.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)08:09 No.9417742
    ( about to get lunch at fleet command, back in 1.5 hours ) i will read through the recorded com traffic and do a major update upon my arrival.

    base is coming along well
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)08:09 No.9417743
    "I STILL HAVEN'T HAD NOTHIN' TO EAT!" He yells after the man. "AND I STILL GOTTA PISS!"
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)08:09 No.9417744
    Hooooly shit. It's times like this I really wish Lister or Williams were around to compile all these requests.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)08:10 No.9417750
    "We're hoping the core samples we'll be acquiring soon will tell us that, ideally with a bundle of other useful information as well. We hadn't had the digging capacity for that kind of investigation until recently."
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)08:10 No.9417756
    *Just before stepping out the door*

    You'll be treated according to USN regulations regarding prisoners.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)08:19 No.9417861
    Just my luck, I ask for assistants, they send me a supervisor. I would have been a full robotics engineer if they hadn't busted me down the pay grades and dumped me here.
    At least when he gets here I'll have someone to pull rank on these neo-luddite miners
    >> Random Bioligist 04/25/10(Sun)08:22 No.9417904
    Because from the looks of the surface and the uniform gray one would assume the planet has generally always been lacking in atmosphere. Meaning these creatures biology allowed them to respirate on something else besides a gas and survive in a vacuum. This technology could prove invaluable.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/25/10(Sun)08:25 No.9417929
    "Assuming anything ever DID live here. Does this rock have a molten core and a magnetic field?
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)08:26 No.9417935

    Judging by how our main concern early on was radiation shielding, I'd say probably not.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)08:28 No.9417954
    The older man reaches into his pocket and removes a photograph, crisp and almost new, though apparently hundreds of years old. How long has she been dead, he wonders. Did she remarry? These thoughts fill his mind as time drifts by.
    >> Electrical Engineer Tycho 04/25/10(Sun)08:29 No.9417972
    Alright, now I've HAD IT with having to pry open the doors to the toilets with ma damn crowbar!

    Request components for double AI core installation according to these specifications:
    Proposed AIs: Previous military grade AI Alyssa, second core inhibited by a clone of Alyssa: Elyssa.
    If those damn blockheads are willing to send freaking TOBACCO with drop pods they could be interested in making sure that this colony's infrastructure doesn't fall apart!
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)08:35 No.9418041

    Sad to say, a commodore just ain't the same without his cigar. It's a tradition among the naval officers to have tobacco on hand all the time. They just don't know it doesn't extend to us rank and file.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)08:35 No.9418043
    Application to Longreach Command and Admin for full rank and privileges as Colony Head Robotocist. I have full accreditation from Lunar City U. in robot design, autonomous program design and automated manufacturing systems. I've been working hard since planetfall, and I'd like some recognition before a jumped up newcomer arrives to cancel all my projects

    Winkel-Schmidt, Technician grade 2,
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)08:42 No.9418116
    Jesus. Sorry I'm late everybody, the techies haven't got around to resetting that faulty cryobed, the one that is set to three days, not three hours.

    I still think that turrets mounted on some of our support vehicles would be useful. And what do you all think about renovating the shuttle?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)08:44 No.9418146
    There are more important things afoot, for instance this really old astronaut from a supposedly classified mission.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)08:44 No.9418147
    Sir, we have detained an Artemis Montag, who says he wants to talk to the one in command.

    Since you are the highest ranking officer planetside, i suggest you go chat with him. He is in the tent near the crash site.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)08:44 No.9418150

    I doubt it's necessary, our current set of turrets downed Harrier effectively enough.
    >> Electrical Engineer Tycho 04/25/10(Sun)08:45 No.9418151
    It seems as if we need someone with a high rank in the military to investigate this Artemis fellow:

    And then we should get a basic hangar built before renovating any spaceships.
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)08:48 No.9418198
    Sure thing. I'm heading over there now.

    You'd be Artemis? You said you wanted t talk with the man in charge so here I am. What are you doing in this base, how did you get here and what are you going to do now?
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)08:50 No.9418221
    Am I to be ignored? Held in this tent forever? At least if you're going to hold me on this colony let me do something with myself
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)08:52 No.9418236

    Preliminary info to bring you up to speed... sir.

    Montag here was onboard a vessel, designation Harrier. Said vessel intended to land for repairs, and was prepared to trade cobalt for it. You remember what went down last time we heard that. So we told the vessel operators to stand down and exit Harrier for questioning, but instead they performed a liftoff attempt. Our defense turrets shot that down, literally. He's one of the survivors.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)08:52 No.9418237
    Maybe the miners can use you. Apparently they're too good for bots, but a shipwrecked pirate should fit right in
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)08:52 No.9418242
    Read the thread, dude.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)08:55 No.9418265

    Hey OP, sorry to go off topic, but I was just wondering, what kind of work did you do for Fantasy Flight games?
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)08:55 No.9418266

    I've already told you, we were not pirates. You are the people shooting down ships and looting them.
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)08:57 No.9418296
    Thanks for that. That cryo bed plays havoc on a head.

    Ok Artemis, I have some sources saying that you and the captain were gallavanting about the ship doing who knows what. When you landed for repairs we asked you to leave the ship for questioning. You all tried to run away. I never once saw an innocent man run from the law. So, currently, I have you down for conspiracy to commit piracy and witholding information from the USN/Directorate.

    Now tell me why this isn't so.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)08:58 No.9418303
    Read some of the thread, man.

    "UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. I was on that ship you shot down. They'd taken me captive. You may be unfamiliar with the UAC. From what I've ascertained, the USN was born from it. I was the senior navigator on the UAC Ulysses, apparently, we had a malfunction which caused us to lose power and drift for years. That ship picked me up some time ago and had been holding me. That is all that I will tell you. My ship's mission was classified, and of it I will say no more. I must be put into communication with command on Earth."
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)08:59 No.9418318
    I never once knew an innocent man who ran from the law. Until I see otherwise, your pirates in my book. You sit right there until we sort out this mess. If you really aren't pirates you'l belet go, maybe even complimentary transport to a nearby trade hub. If you are then we might just have to keep you here for some of the more menial jobs.
    >> Random Bioligist 04/25/10(Sun)09:00 No.9418329
    If they lived deep enough below the ground the rock would provide a radiation shield?? Wait how deep are we digging?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:05 No.9418392

    It's biologist btw.
    >> Random Biologist 04/25/10(Sun)09:08 No.9418427
    Sorry the guys who i sent to get my business cards done are illiterate idiots.
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)09:08 No.9418428
    >> Joe Dirte: Janitor 04/25/10(Sun)09:09 No.9418438
    The whole thread
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:17 No.9418518

    and everything before that, and that, and that.

    Is anyone even still in here?
    >> Maxim Prokopy - Survivor 04/25/10(Sun)09:18 No.9418534

    I didn't run from the law, I just did my job. Your real problem should be with the captain and this Montag character.
    >> Robotics Technician Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)09:18 No.9418543
    I am, but due to the current state of affairs I've been keeping quiet. Interrogations and piracy aren't my field.

    (I might bring in a second character, but then I'd have to keep track of names)
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)09:20 No.9418558
    Still here, just twiddling my thumbs while the ComNet channel is down. Waiting for Williams to wake up from cryo so I can actually have an intellectual conversation. As well as recommend Dirte and Schmidt for a promotion.
    >> Joe Dirte: Janitor 04/25/10(Sun)09:20 No.9418562
    Head Janitor?
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)09:22 No.9418577

    Heh. Maybe even Custodial Engineer.
    >> Doctor Jim O'Leary 04/25/10(Sun)09:22 No.9418580

    So can I just bump in this new character while everyone is looking the other way?
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)09:22 No.9418592
    *****Incoming message******
    Greetings Longreach base.
    This is Tsi Olon, CEO of nearby Station Xerxes.
    It has recently come to my attention that ample amounts of:
    -Element 115 - Ununpentium
    -Element 116 - Ununhexium
    have been located within exploitable range of your base. I have on good authority also received word that mining and proccesing operations have already been set in motion.
    My analysts assure me that it is possible to build and utilize a large mass driver to launch or as they put it "simply sling a packaged metal box like an asteroid" onto a trajectory my station can intercept for further action. With no atmosphere and low gravity this method is substantially cheaper than transport ships.
    I am prepared to assist in construction of said mass driver with funds of up to 35% in exchange for the first 600 tons of shipment. And of course exclusivity in trading those two elements for 5 years.
    >> Joe Dirte: Janitor 04/25/10(Sun)09:24 No.9418606

    This moon is the territory and domain of the USN.
    >> Acting-Head of Robotics Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)09:29 No.9418672
    You're too kind. I'll make sure you and your staff get first pick of the admin and assistant droids I plan on putting together
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)09:30 No.9418693
    "When you get a chance, I really need to get in contact with Earth and be debriefed."
    >> Senitent Mold (Currently Residing In: Vent Section 84) 04/25/10(Sun)09:31 No.9418700

    Can I have a sandwhich? So hungry...
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:31 No.9418703
    we could make a lot more if we hoard and sell it ourselves.
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)09:31 No.9418709
    Oh you missunderstand, i have no intention of interfering with USN authorithy. I and my shareholders are merely interested in emergent profits to be had through trading for your mining produce.
    True I have been notified about possible legal problems resulting from the fact that the mass driver could be used as a potential capital ship class weapon of mass destruction.
    However USN officials assure me that your base is secure and stable, fully capable of dealing with any attempts of being usurped by pirates or raiders.
    Thus your colony seems like a good place to invest.
    >> Joe Dirte: Head of Custodial Services 04/25/10(Sun)09:31 No.9418710
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)09:33 No.9418726

    Sure, that's pretty much standard procedure here.


    Greetings Station Xerxes, this is Fleet Liaison McCallahan speaking on behalf of Longreach. We're not yet prepared to engage in an exclusivity deal, as our primary benefactor is USN Fleet Command. I will at earliest opportunity contact them for consultation regarding the offer, and we will get back to you on this.
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)09:38 No.9418781
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    In interest of expediting this process i present to you a visualization of the proposed project.

    Furthermore some technical details:
    "A mass driver or electromagnetic catapult is a proposed method of non-rocket spacelaunch which would use a linear motor to accelerate and catapult payloads up to high speeds. All existing and contemplated mass drivers use coils of wire energized by electricity to make electromagnets. Sequential firing of a row of electromagnets accelerates the payload along a path. After leaving the path, the payload continues to move due to inertia."
    >> Acting-Head of Robotics Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)09:40 No.9418819
    Hey, we've got enough projects underway for now. A mass launcher might a good plan after we've got the mines up and a proper manufacturing capacity
    >> Senitent Mold (Currently Residing In: Infirmary Bedsheet 2) 04/25/10(Sun)09:41 No.9418832
    Supply me with consumables and I won't infest your pretty toy.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:45 No.9418889
    Wait, before I bring a medic into this...

    Does this facility even have a chef?
    >> The Chef 04/25/10(Sun)09:46 No.9418906
    It does now.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)09:46 No.9418913

    I don't think we do. To my knowledge, we've been living off rations. I'm not trusting anything Salazar churns out in his greenhouses.
    >> Acting-Head of Robotics Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)09:47 No.9418922
    Head Engineer Williams is in charge of the expansion and construction, so he gets the most done. The garrison has it's own CO
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:48 No.9418929
    so its a xbawx hueg mix between a railgun and a coilgun?-
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)09:48 No.9418933
    Who are you, and what qualifications do you have to assume this position?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:48 No.9418937
    A railgun is a coil gun, genius
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:48 No.9418939

    Errr, chef as in guy who prepares the food!
    >> The Chef 04/25/10(Sun)09:49 No.9418943
    I'm the Chef. I'm qualified because I'm the Chef.
    >> Acting-Head of Robotics Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)09:49 No.9418945
    Dammit. Realised the moment I posted.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)09:50 No.9418965

    Well, then I don't get to join? Too bad.
    >> The Chef 04/25/10(Sun)09:51 No.9418974
    Nah, you can be chef if you want
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)09:51 No.9418977
    Are you trying to be funny?

    I meant your name and previous experience of handling and preparing food!

    Out with it, or i'll have you detained for mocking a higher ranking officer.
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)09:52 No.9418994
    Private message to Fleet Liaison McCallahan

    Hmmm, I do hope that you are aware how troublesome and bureaucratic USN can sometimes be.
    Surely a good word from you can help make this proposal come true in good time.
    As a side note, we have detected a small unmarked drop-pod drone heading your way e.t.a. about a week.
    I would implore you to examine its contents, as it is rumored to contain cuban cigars.
    And just in case, we officially deny any connection to this drone, you understand.
    Looking forward to starting business with you and your colony.
    >> The Chef 04/25/10(Sun)09:53 No.9419015
    Suck my bawls
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)09:55 No.9419041
    I think you will find that bribery is ineffective. We won't deal with people that want to make business in more than just a little shady ways.
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)09:57 No.9419066
    Such a project is a quite an undertaking, its construction can be slow, though it is not technologically complex. It will have to be done in stages, and the mines will almost assuredly be long-complete before it is online.
    >> northern /k/ommando 04/25/10(Sun)10:02 No.9419141
    >A railgun is a coil gun, genius
    No it isn`t you dumbass.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:03 No.9419149
    Yeah it is
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)10:03 No.9419156
    If I may inquire cadet Raynolds, what are these accusations you most outlandishly ravish upon our good name?
    Furthermore invasion of privacy of private correspondence is a legal offense.
    I am sure Fleet Liaison McCallahan will not be pleased to know that one of his officers have been rummaging through his email. Though rest assured in interest of good will I will not trouble him with that.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:03 No.9419161
    -Winkel-Schmidt, Technician grade 2 to be promoted to Head of Automated systems
    -Fleet Liaison McCallahan awarded senior task manager for fleet on Longreach, awarded title: Senior Fleet Liaison.

    Trading rights granted with Tsi Olon, CEO of nearby Station Xerxes be advised to negotiate rate of funds in exchange for the first 600 tons of shipment
    >> Morale Officer Withers 04/25/10(Sun)10:05 No.9419184
    I understand there have been som troubling issues recently regarding loyalty to the USN. Now, I'm sure there's nothing to worry about but I'm afraid that to enure the continued USN support of this outpost you will now have to abide by Subsection 6928-B of the USN COMMS CONDUCT GUIDE, which states:
    "All communications are to be ended with an appropriate and recognizable word or phrase that signals that the communication has ended."
    As the appointed Morale Officer of this colony I will enforce the subsection and ask that the phrase "LONG LIVE THE USN" be considered.
    >> Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:06 No.9419202

    [Railguns and coilguns operate on vastly different fundamentals.]


    While I am appreciative of this, err, unexpected boon, I do not partake in the consumption of tobacco myself. Though I suppose the manager of our mining operations will be a very happy man. Bureaucratic and full of red tape as they are, I am sworn to uphold my duty to the USN. Of course, I will attempt to ensure that the deal will be approved, but with my stature among FleetCom, this cannot be guaranteed. I hope we have achieved an understanding here.
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)10:07 No.9419204
    What about me?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:09 No.9419229

    Excellent. Though I wasn't aware there were any other fleet liaisons planetside to enjoy seniority over. Guess I'll ave to make do with the various engies.
    >> listguy !D1umCqAtRk 04/25/10(Sun)10:09 No.9419232
    Ive been away the past few days

    anyone care to update me on whats happened? (and wtf is that burning thing!?)
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:09 No.9419234

    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:10 No.9419240
    As security officer Reeds is not present, it falls to me to keep tabs on the security of this here colony.

    I don't think it is in our best interest to trade with people who are not willing to do so under USN regulations.
    >> listguy !D1umCqAtRk 04/25/10(Sun)10:11 No.9419255
    Asteriods fall party dies?

    best troll ever.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:12 No.9419270
    - &****&^&^*^%%^%%^$**UAC **^&^&*%*Ulyss (&es *******

    ***** require assistance repeat this is a recorded message we ******** *
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:13 No.9419285

    Ahem. Here goes:

    Business as usual, more colonists and more habs pop up.

    One vessel lands for repairs, gives us cobalt. Turns out they're pirates. Apart from a bad reputation, they also leave behind a rogue AI, which ends up crashing our own.

    Then another ship tries to land and deal with cobalt. We try to detain them, they try to escape. Turrets prevent that rather forcibly.

    Two survivors were found, they're being held right now. And we've just opened up trade relations with a nearby orbital station.

    Did I miss anything? I'm not as thorough as Williams is.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:14 No.9419290
    yes your a blast congratulations on becoming hated by so many people so quickly. leave
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:14 No.9419292
    What was that? I need a tech specialist to grab and decrypt that message ASAP!
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:14 No.9419293
    (Alright. Is there anyone here that could make decisions about personel, or is the only way in through a militairy drop pod? I'd love to arrive on a small private vessel, barely holding together.)
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:14 No.9419303
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)10:15 No.9419308
    That wasn't me btw.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:16 No.9419327
    you can arrive however you feel your character would,
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)10:16 No.9419338
    Well this is a most fortunate turn of events. I have just received word that our joint project has been approved. Funds have already been alocated, material shipments and any necesarry specialists will be provided as needed, when you desire and request them.

    As for the matter of this drop-pod, my station merely detected it, we have nothing to do with it.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:17 No.9419341

    [It's easiest to just assume the role of a colonist already on-site. But you can make your flashy entrance if you want to.]


    Frequency matches that of a distress signal. From what I could make out, it originated from a vessel, designation UAC Molasses, or something. UAC... Maybe our friend Montag knows something about this.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)10:21 No.9419389
    "Yes, the UAC Ulysses was my ship." He listens to the distress signal several times. "That's Petty Officer Ricardo Vasquez. He was only 24 . . ."
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:21 No.9419396
    I wont let this slide. I need to have a talk with security officer Reeds when he gets back and contact Fleet Command to inform them of your reckless disregard for USN regulations.
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)10:23 No.9419420
    Dude, you've gotta cool it with this power trip of yours
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:24 No.9419432
    Communication filtering revealed possible name:
    UAC Ulyss
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:25 No.9419447
    It's called being responsible.

    As it stands, we are engaging in trade with a space station that is in USN space but seems to be hesitant to make deals like this through Fleet Command. That's suspicious, to say the least.

    Not to mention that drop-pod they had "no affiliation with".
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)10:27 No.9419477
    It's called 'You're a Cadet at a mining outpost acting like you're the Admiral of the Navy at the pentagon.' Calm the fuck down, dude. Everyone here's trying to have fun, except it seems, for you.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:28 No.9419485

    Eh, no harm no foul. All they were really asking was for me to put a good word in.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:29 No.9419505
    Words like that have been the doom of many a colony.

    It is my duty to ensure the security of this outpost, and i won't deviate from it just because someone thinks it's "fun" to deal with possible raiders or pirates.
    >> &****&^&^*^%%^%%^$**UAC **^&^&*%*Ulyss (&es 04/25/10(Sun)10:29 No.9419506
    - &****&^&^*^%%^%%^$**UAC **^&^&*%*Ulyss (&es *******

    ***** do not ^no& dr**er un@and
    some th1%%gs not clear
    low on c3l3ry
    ves$(l of unknown
    does not scan %o life
    sy#TEms bre$akdoWWWWwn
    maybe some king EMP%$#$%$n$ot^ re^cordi*ng&^%^&
    HA*^*w@RD LA^(@ND*(&(*INGJJJ
    ******** *
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)10:31 No.9419538
    Nah guys no need for arguments. Raynolds is cool guy, actually i wish there were more people like him irl. I was just acting like i know the damn goverment works, corruption is sadly too commonplace.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:32 No.9419548
    doh... obviously not an official message from the station lol
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:33 No.9419557
    Is this from OP?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:34 No.9419570
    i swear i thought this was just kimmo spam for a moment
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:34 No.9419577

    The distortion is playing havoc with the message. 'Low on celery'? Dangit, this is why I asked for an advanced comm grid early on. Lessee... unknown vessel, no signs of life... EMP? This sounds bad, people.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:36 No.9419597

    Oops, forgot to reinstate my ID.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:37 No.9419605
    Can you track the signal back to it's source?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:38 No.9419611
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    OMFG quick send emergency celery ! they will die without good eating!
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:38 No.9419621

    No can do. Signal strength's too attenuated. Hell, I'm surprised we even managed to pick it up.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)10:39 No.9419636
    He listens in silence, his face turned down. Why didn't they wake him up? He could have done something. What the hell happened up there? Why didn't they wake him up! He should have died with them. He wipes a tear from his eye.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:40 No.9419646
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    -Ore processing facility construction complete

    - large amounts of alloys can be produced now there is a dedicat facility to fabricate from the raw materials.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:40 No.9419650
    Damn. There's not much we can do with this then.

    Forward the messages to Fleet Command. Maybe they have stronger relays and can get an approximate location for where the signal originates from.
    >> Distrotion Chief Halt 04/25/10(Sun)10:41 No.9419659
    >do not ^no& dr**er un@and
    do not no dr er unand
    do not understand?
    >some th1%%gs not clear
    some things not clear?
    >low on c3l3ry
    low on celery?
    >ves$(l of unknown
    vessel of unknown
    >does not scan %o life
    does not scan no life?
    >sy#TEms bre$akdoWWWWwn
    systems breakdown
    >maybe some king EMP%$#$%$n$ot^
    Maybe a king? Maybe some kind of EMP?
    recording? recoding?
    >HA*^*w@RD LA^(@ND*(&(*INGJJJ
    if we take only the caps we get HARD LANDING JJJ
    does JJJ mean anything?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:42 No.9419676

    [Speak of the devil.]
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)10:43 No.9419693
    "I need to talk to your fleet command, as soon as possible."
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)10:44 No.9419709
    - Fleet requests full list build update
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:46 No.9419722
    loot the "pirate ship" for resources an spare parts.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:46 No.9419730

    On it.

    ****Forwarding transmissions from unknown vessel, nature appears to be distress signal, planetary comm facilities not sophisticated to decipher. Additionally, detainee wishes an audience. Please advise.
    >> Distrotion Chief Halt 04/25/10(Sun)10:46 No.9419735
    I've been working on that and what I think I got was:
    Do not understand. Some things are not clear. Vessel of unknown origins has no life (not sure about this one). Systems are breaking down (Unknown vessel's or Ulysses's?) Maybe some kind of EMP is causing the breakdown. This is not a recording (?). Our next landing will be a hard landing (?).
    >> Athought in Chief Halts head :) 04/25/10(Sun)10:47 No.9419745
    heres my take on it:

    do not understand?
    some things not clear?
    low on batery?
    vessel of unknown
    does not scan for life?
    systems breakdown
    maybe some kind of EMP

    Are these guys landing on our base?! Is there a blip on the radar dammit? or are they somewhere far away?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:48 No.9419753

    I trust you can handle this, Lister?
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)10:49 No.9419779
    The UAC Ulysses was on some secret mission hundreds of years ago and went missing. This Montag guy was the navigation dude, but he was in cryosleep when something happened and was woken up recently by those pirates. But they're all dead now, their ship is pretty much destroyed, and Montag doesn't know what happened. He also won't say what the Ulysses' mission was, since it was classified.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:51 No.9419805
    Which reminds me... our query to Fleet Command concerning Ulysses and it's mission has not been answered.

    I might have to contact them myself soon.
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)10:52 No.9419824
    You're a fucking cadet.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:53 No.9419848
    I'm afraid i do not follow.

    How does that have to do with anything? I have been assigned here to supervise the military presence on Longreach, and security when officer Reeds is absent.
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)10:54 No.9419861
    It's like a private in the army trying to get information from the pentagon about some super secret mission. Just doesn't fly.
    >> An0nymous !gkWeiOwuW2 04/25/10(Sun)10:55 No.9419865
    (Holy crap in a handbasket. You guys have been busy)
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:55 No.9419875
    A small ship, visually no energy output, approaches the colony. On board, in dimmed red light, is a muscled man, slamming on controls with hands covered in machine fluids and sweat.

    "This is Jim Flowers aboard the "Nova". My ship is badly damaged, requesting permission to dock!"
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)10:56 No.9419882
    Bradley sits down with Montag in the oxygen tent, the guards outside peer in through the plastic doors.

    - here i bought you this, Bradley produces an apple and sandwich from his kit, i hope you know that bread was made from our wheat we have grown from seedlings, the apple from a tree planted from a sapling that was stored in cryo, this water... Bradley hands Montag a cup of water...
    This water is recycled... made from equal parts of me and the rest of the colonists. What i'm saying here Montag, is that we have worked very hard at this colony of ours we just want to fullfill our mission mandate and get this rock living again...
    what is your mandate Montag? what is your mission ?
    >> Specialist Mechanic McCain 04/25/10(Sun)10:56 No.9419885
    excellent! with this bad boy, economy should skyrocket
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)10:56 No.9419890

    (Have you been reloaded yet, anyway?)
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)10:57 No.9419897
    I have my contacts in the brass. Also, Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" and I are in mutual agreement, so if i can't request this info, he can.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)10:57 No.9419899

    I take back everything I said about this post. With proper resources I will make this a hive of efficient industry, the likes of which you won't see on any of those robo-phobic core worlds
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)10:57 No.9419901
    "Thank you for the food, I'm very thankful, honestly." He wipes away crumbs from his face. "But I can't tell you the details of the Ulysses' mission. I'm sorry."
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)10:58 No.9419911
    Wait your Ulysses or something else... dont sound deep space to mee.
    dammit how many near to death ships are there floating around in this part of space?!
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)10:58 No.9419917

    [I hope this means our new AI will be installed soon.]


    Nova, please broadcast USN authentication code and vessel registration. Do not make any unwarranted approach, or we will open fire.
    >> An0nymous !gkWeiOwuW2 04/25/10(Sun)10:59 No.9419930

    (I could be, but I got a crap ton of work to do this morning and I have a RT game to take part in this afternoon. So another AI could take place, and Alyssa will return this evening? Its 8AM here)
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)11:03 No.9419990
    verry well,
    Bradley begins fastening his helmet onto his vac suit, it clips with a solid click.

    from under his right palm he holds out a 4 inch aluminium pin and walks to the side of the tent.

    how much oxygen do you suppose these small tents hold ? even with the small breather unit attacked to the outside, this hole ( Bradley gouges the pin into the side of the tent) will become a very big problem for you in oh i dont know... an hours time ?
    the breather unit in the corner of the tent begins to go into overdrive to counter the oxygen being expelled from the tent.
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)11:03 No.9419996

    "Understood, transmitting now.
    This is an unarmed civilian craft. Number of surviving crew members... is 1. I don't know what hit us, but the cryo-beds... Everyone else died due to techincal malfuntion. We have a limited and shackeled AI on board.

    We are barely able to maintain life support. I would appreciate haste on this matter."
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:06 No.9420035
    - &****&^&^*^%%^%%^$**UAC **^&^&*%*Ulyss (&es *******
    SE*&(ND HEL((P
    ******** *
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:06 No.9420052

    Scanning vessel... no sign of weapon emplacements, emission signature is significant enough to not warrant concerns over concealed emplacements. Cleared to land, Nova. Standby.


    [I think the pressure differential would cause the tent to be devoid of oxygen in a lot quicker than an hour. Haven't you heard of explosive decompression?]
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:07 No.9420063
    rolled 2 = 2

    He crosses his legs. "You'd murder an officer of the UAC? Or USN now, whatever. Your superiors on Earth know I'm here. They'll want to speak to me soon. How will you answer for this? For that?" He points to the hole. "To the recording of your voice through your com in your suit? To the cameras all over your outpost here?"
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:08 No.9420080
    Judging by the look of his ship, i doubt any weapons would even work. I'll send a few of my men to the docking area to welcome him. I suggest we also send a medic there.
    >> Corpsman Harrison 04/25/10(Sun)11:10 No.9420110
    I've got all your first aid needs in my trusty bag! Also, could someone please scrape that sentient mold out of Infirmary Bed 2. It's really starting to creep me out.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:11 No.9420125
    Sentient mold? I think one of our scientists would be very interested in something like that.
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)11:12 No.9420136
    Uh, will someone notify Williams that a bunch of the cameras have gone offline?
    I was just checking the recordings after my nap, and we've not had any data submitted by any on the recording equipment around the detainees' location in... nearly an hour, actually.
    Can we get security over there RIGHT NOW, and Tycho or someone to take a look at the electronics?
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)11:13 No.9420147
    Fleet Com, I'm going to initiate construction of a robotics lab/production plant. Requesting permission to build in the north sector, closer to the power plant
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)11:13 No.9420157
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    - the nova breaks orbit and settles onto the newly built launch pad,
    - Nova appears to be venting oxygen at an unusual rate signifying multiple hull ruptures.
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)11:14 No.9420166

    "Roger that. Beginning approach now.

    Also, thank you. You probably just saved my life.

    Landing tasked....

    Approaching vector... check

    Speed... check

    Engines are holding on..

    Landing successful.

    Shutting down all systems... except life support, of course... Awaiting *cough*... Excuse me, awaiting further instructions."
    >> Joe Dirte 04/25/10(Sun)11:14 No.9420169
    Hrmm, OP is Bradley. Trying to railroad Montag
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:14 No.9420173
    Wait, who's in there? I don't remember authorizing anyone to enter the tent.

    *Radios his men stationed outside the tent*

    Is there someone in the tent with the prisoner? If so, i want him/her removed. I did not authorize any interrogations.
    >> An0nymous !gkWeiOwuW2 04/25/10(Sun)11:16 No.9420197

    (That is a very pretty ship...)
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)11:16 No.9420199
    //Or not, as equally likely.

    Cadet, please also alert an engineering team to the problem with the recorders as well, we should really get that looked at, what with so many new faces on the surface.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:16 No.9420200
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:17 No.9420213

    [Well I'll be damned, a DMPC. Things should prove interesting.]
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:18 No.9420227
    Roger that, i'll have a few engineers take a look at the systems.

    Be warned tho, army engineering doesn't really delve too deep into electronics.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:18 No.9420229
    [Jesus Christ, you don't have to try and kill my character. I'd reveal what I've got if I could just get in contact with fleet command]
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:18 No.9420236
    lol Jim good enterence i vote we keep the ship. looks fast as hell.
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)11:19 No.9420243

    (Agreed. Thank you for the pretty ship.)
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)11:20 No.9420255
    Sorry for my asleep.
    I have listen to logs of comm, sound very interesting.
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)11:20 No.9420259
    Running up it's specs now...
    It's not USN military, I can see that, but the civilian-model database we have isn't all that comprehensive, I'm afraid.

    Sir, the plans we have them built to are manufactured to prevent explosive decompression through use of a semi-gelatinous sealant. Records say it serves to slow but not stop air loss, and will prevent explosive decompression in tears and holes of less than two millimeters across.
    Designed to give temporary protection against short particle storms.
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)11:20 No.9420265
    as a security tactics officer i am fully versed in the tools of interogation, did i not save you from starving to death ?
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)11:20 No.9420267
    fwd> to: Longreach base

    APB Announcement
    Suspected dangerous Sunspot activity or localized sunflare.

    Sector Bx4#74 seems to have become unstable and should be avoided at all costs.

    What we have at first believed to be pirate activity is apparently some sort of anomaly.
    As of today at 15:48 Old Earth Reckoning we have lost another transport ship, bringing a total to 3 this month in that sector. It is also believed that at least 5 other ships have suffered a similiar fate.

    All these ships reported a garbled message indicating strong ECM dammage. Any drones sent to investigate have not returned.

    Scientists were unable to comment on why or how does this anomaly appear to be moving.
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)11:21 No.9420268
    Speaking of contact, I've been on the horn with Directorate/USN Low Command and, well, your story checks out. Turns out you really are on the payroll. They wouldn't tell me what your mission was but I'm under orders to let you free. Sorry for the inconvienance. We don't have any servicable spacecraft but I might just be able to scrounge something up out of fleet if you want me to...
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)11:22 No.9420274
    Hey folks, just in case you didnt recieve the official goverment warning, what with you guys being right in the path of the anomaly and such.
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)11:24 No.9420297
    Hope#* y&ou hunker do&wn and it do(*esnt do anythi#ng bad.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:24 No.9420300

    Have we been holding a ranking officer prisoner?

    *Raynolds assumes attention and salutes*

    My humblest apologies, Sir! Had i known, i would have arranged for a room in the barracks.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:24 No.9420301

    Huh. Guess that goes to show that I should keep my nose out of the engineering details. Thanks for the heads up.


    This seems to correlate with what we could make out from the distress signal. I'll forward this to FleetCom immediately, this anomaly sounds pretty damn dangerous.


    ...Hot diggity damn.
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)11:25 No.9420317
    i suggest we use our radiotelescope to get a good look at the anomoly.. someone put the request in.

    (btw not op but am useing his laptop while he draws)
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)11:26 No.9420330
    "*Yawns* I repeat, awaiting instructions. Am I cleared to leave the vessel? Also, I *yawn*... sorry, I would like to request a mechanical team to investigate the damage to the... my ship.

    I... *yawn*... I believe we are loosing oxygen!"
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:27 No.9420339


    I'd suggest we get that damn bunker expanded so we can all actually fit in it before the anomaly hits.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:27 No.9420344
    You are cleared to exit your ship. My men will take care of you. There is also a medic on-site. He will check you up.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)11:28 No.9420358
    - civilian Jim flowers cleared to enter longreach via closest airlock.
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)11:29 No.9420368
    McCallahan, can i get a recorded message sent through to Fleet as soon as possible, for delivery to Earth?
    I want to tell my kids that I love them.
    And my ex-wife that I cut her out of my will years ago.

    Jim, can you tell us a little about the capabilities of your ship?
    Might help me track it down in our database.
    Or is it a custom hull, and that's why i can't find it?
    Does it look familiar to any of our Navy boys?
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)11:30 No.9420378

    "Thank you. I would like to speak to someone with the power to make decisions in the personel sector after my checkup is complete, if somehow possible."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:32 No.9420400

    Will do, Bellins. Come to think of it, I should send a vidmail to my siblings. Maybe... maybe I'll be able to meet up with some of them again, someday.


    Sending a few image captures of the Nova to FleetCom, maybe they can identify it.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:34 No.9420428
    He sighs with relief. "Thank you. And don't call me sir, I don't want that anymore. I just need to speak to command." He takes his old suit back and makes his way to the main com center. He enters and, with a bit of difficulty (GOD DAMN NEWFANGLED TECHNOLOGY), manages to open a line with Fleet Command at USN HQ orbiting Earth.

    "This is Montag, Artemis R. UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. I . . . understand that the UAC is no longer in existance, though the codes should be verifiable."

    "They are. Welcome back to the world of the living, Montag." The man on the other end pauses, coughs, and then speaks again. "Please verify your mission and authorization."

    Artemis sinks low into his seat, looks around to make sure no one is snooping, and sighs. "Senior Navigation Officer Artemis Montag, UAC Ulysses. Operation: East of Eden. Authoization code: Epsilon, Delta, 95229. Confirm."

    The man sits still, silent. Several tense moments pass before he says, "Confirmed." There's another deep sigh. "Hold for a moment while I transfer you."

    The video feed disconnects for a moment before reconnecting. Another man is sitting on the screen, staring at Montag. "Hello Lieutenant Commander. We thought you'd all died aboard the Ulysses. I'll admit, I'd never heard of your ship or your mission. It was a bit before my time, but I've been reading up. Apparently your ship's signal cut off suddenly. All attempts to hail were met with silence, and no trace was found. Until now of course. Could you fill us in?"
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)11:34 No.9420430
    Thank you, Sir.
    That's... Much appreciated.

    Well, turns out they're bros after all.
    I feel bad for doubting their bribing, backhanding greymarket ways.
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:35 No.9420440
    He looks up and shakes his head. "Sir, I must admit that I can not. I'm mostly unaware of what occurred, though I can hypothesize. Apparently while in transit on a light detail, the Ulysses met some form of interference and systems failed. I was awoken from cryosleep only a few months ago, but a small private ship, by chance. I'm not sure where they picked me up from, so I sadly can't give information on the Ulysses' current location, and the majority of the ship that found me, as well as it's crew, are now dead. Though, there have been several distress calls we've picked up from the Ulysses. Garbled. I don't know if you've gotten them yet. If not, I'll see they're sent."

    The other man, old and distinguished, takes the information with a grimace. "Damn. Very well. We'll contact you soon, Montag. Stay well."
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)11:36 No.9420447
    (Needless to say, I enter the station. I'm not all that bent on staying on a leaking ship. Also taking some hardware with me.)

    "Also, we ha...d a functional artificial greenhouse on board, for the purpose of sustaining the personal. Most of it is still intact. I'd recommend seeing to the ship as soon as possible, I'm willing to donate up to 80% of the remaining rations to this station if recovery starts immeadiatly."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:39 No.9420472

    ...Goddamnit, I wouldn't be able to open a line to USNHQ that quickly if an asteroid started tap-dancing. Well, seems like you're currently the highest-ranked official planetside, sir.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)11:40 No.9420485
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    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:42 No.9420504
    Is that... is that a damn ship in the center of the anomaly?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:42 No.9420507

    Wh-what the hell...

    Commander Montag, sir? I don't suppose you could reestablish that line with USNHQ?
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:43 No.9420514
    "I don't want that authority, or that power. I enlisted . . . over 300 years ago. As far as I'm concerned, I'm retired."
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:43 No.9420517
    fuck yeah! is that the Ulysses?
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:44 No.9420530
    "That . . . is the Ulysses." He steps away from the screen. "What the hell is going on."
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)11:45 No.9420538
    //Perhaps McCallahan could suggest that he's not retired as far as the Navy's concerned, and to therefore dig us the fuck out of this stack of hypershit headed our way.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:46 No.9420558
    How fast is this thing moving and more importantly, is it heading towards the colony?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:46 No.9420561

    [You might want to do that, I'm too busy gaping in shock right now.]
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)11:46 No.9420566
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    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:48 No.9420586

    If that thing is heading for us, we need to act now to ensure it does not come crashing on us!
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)11:48 No.9420592
    //If I hold my breath much longer my fucking head's going to pop hurrythefuckup!
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:49 No.9420599
    i was here last game do you guys remember how big the hourglass was ? i beleive it hovered over the outpost for a good few hours...
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:49 No.9420616
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)11:50 No.9420619
    My god! This is... unsettling. I'm going to need to explain this in steps so bear with me.
    1. We picked up distress calls from the Ulysses.
    2. We couldn't determine their originatng location so we sent them to Fleet Command.
    3. Fleet Command tookits sweet time but I have just got thos co-ordinates in and they are on my desk.
    4. We picked up that object on the telescopes.
    5. We determined its location in the heart of the anomaly.

    Now for the interesting part. The Ulysses location directly coincides with that anomaly but in all my years I have never seen a USN ship like that.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:50 No.9420628


    Commander Montag, you never did tell us what ship class the Ulysses was. That's bigger than a goddamn dreadnought!
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)11:51 No.9420645
    Would now be a good time to prepare some long ranged scout drones? We could survey the whole system, and maybe scout the Uylsses
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)11:51 No.9420646
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    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)11:52 No.9420654
    I think we need to worry about that things course first and foremost.

    That thing will not only destroy the colony if it crashes into the planet.
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)11:53 No.9420664
    I told you we needed more defence!
    I told you all!
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:54 No.9420691
    Deep space exploration... Requires the biggest ship youve got cause it has to be MORE than self-sufficient.
    However, see those outer ring-like things on it? Ive never seen a USN or its older counterpart tech like that.
    What exactly HAS the Ulysses been exploring?!
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)11:54 No.9420692
    God damn it. I'm ordering every ship under my direct command over here now but it'll take a while. We need to know what that thing is. It;s a crying shame the Alexander is in for repairs.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)11:54 No.9420695
    We've got these big pulse engines. Maybe a remora tug - it could redirect it to a safe orbit around another planet in the system, for later investigation
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)11:55 No.9420704
    //I would tabletop the fuck out of this//
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:56 No.9420722
    OP is a fucking god. A fucking god. This shit is incredible.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)11:56 No.9420724
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    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)11:57 No.9420737
    He pounds his fist against a desk. "It was one of a kind. Built to withstand whatever was out there. What the hell happened? It shouldn't be here." He takes several deep breaths.

    "I was the navigator for her. I was supposed to stay in cryostasis until we reached a designated point, far away from Earth. Further than anyone had gone before. Until we reached that point, she was supposed to be manned by an alternating skeleton crew. I was never woken up, so something happened, I don't know what."

    He stops again, his face is getting red. "Operation: East of Eden. That was our mission. I don't know the specifics. Only Captain Revens and the commanders on Earth did. But I knew some. It had been theorized that life on Earth developed from meteor impacts which had bacteria and other single celled organisms attached. Big deal, it's been one of the fringe theories for years."

    "But supposedly, some kind of, I don't know what they're called. One of those, "Big Ear" kind of satellites, that we sent off into space. It picked up some kind of signal. I don't know much more than that. But the Ulysses was sent out to find the source of the signal.



    I think we did."
    >> Jim Flowers 04/25/10(Sun)11:57 No.9420739
    "My check-up is complete! I'd love to know what all this radio-chatter is about."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)11:57 No.9420740
    Sending out a distress signal to FleetCom. We're way in over our heads here.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)11:58 No.9420745
    Anybody getting System Shock 2 vibes out of those pics?
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)11:58 No.9420753
    USN Hourglass do you read me?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)12:02 No.9420809
    this story is fucking epic, this universe feels so indepth its not even funny. Is anyone elce getting that feeling that its a massive world we're in.. that we've created ?
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/25/10(Sun)12:02 No.9420812
    Sir, maybe it's just us that lost the signal! Try contacting Fleet Command and ask them if they still have the Hourglass on their radar.

    Also, i think it would be wise to request some help, sir.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)12:03 No.9420827
    can someone archive this now ?
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)12:04 No.9420839
    OP, how do you feel about what I added to this?
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)12:06 No.9420858
    yeah man you were great, i'm sorry my comrad tryed to kill you but you have to admit it was a good interrogation tactic
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)12:06 No.9420865
    *Message distorted-advance algorithms activated-message restored*
    Roger that.
    There are two cargo haulers und#$er my authority in the ne$%arby vicinity. You may use them as you see fit.
    Should evacuation of endangered ships or other assets become a neccesity, be advised that their cargo be dumped in a easil$%y recoverable place.

    Reme#$mber that these are civilian vessels AND corporate assets, as such I will h#$old the government fiscally accountable.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)12:08 No.9420879
    somebody archive this so i can find out what happens please!!
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)12:09 No.9420905
    *****dim lights in McAllister's quarters flicker as the containment box, holding the reconstructed remnants of the rogue AI, comes online. She looks at the partial holographic avatar of the AI as it unfolds.

    "What is your name?"
    "What did you do on this base, Rogu3?"
    "Att... attempting to complete mission. must complete mission. mission priority mission complete mission..."
    "Stop. What is your mission, Rogu3?"
    "Mission ULYSSEES MUST ESCAPE ULYSSEES EDEN mission ulyssees ulyssess edeeeeeeeen no return no return must leave eden ulysseeeeeeeee-EE-ee *kzt*"

    ****The AI construct deactivates itself, still too damaged to maintain coherency. Maria McAllister sighs, and flicks on the open comm channel...

    "Oh Jesus what the hell is that?"
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)12:09 No.9420909
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)12:11 No.9420927
    ((suggestion to OP: could you run a small "away team quest" with a few of us from the colony launching in a shuttle to explore the Ulysses?))
    >> Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, Supreme Commandant of the Directorate Flagship "Alexander" 04/25/10(Sun)12:11 No.9420935
    Negative command. Please assist. If "Alexander" is at operational status please dispatch.
    //I gotta go to bed now FUUUUUUU. ARCHIVE THIS//
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)12:12 No.9420941
    "They're gone . . . they're gone."
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)12:15 No.9420976
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)12:16 No.9421003

    vote, its at the bottom of the list.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)12:18 No.9421027
    i'm off for the day, need some rest
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/25/10(Sun)12:19 No.9421038

    [Thank you very much OP, wonderful quest as always.]
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)12:19 No.9421041
    youve certainly earned it op!
    have a nice day
    >> UAC Serial number X42-002-8119. Montag, Artemis R. 04/25/10(Sun)12:19 No.9421052
    Shit OP, that was awesome! Thanks for going along with all the crazy shit I brought up.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)12:20 No.9421054
    ((have a good one OP!))
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)12:22 No.9421111
    email me i'l send a buz when the next session is, for those that want back in

    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)12:25 No.9421154
    email sent
    i want back in for sure
    >> Thomas Freitag, worker 04/25/10(Sun)12:25 No.9421156
    (yay! nice one again!)
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)12:27 No.9421199
    Shit just got real
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)12:35 No.9421309
    Holy shit

    god damn

    this was awesome
    >> An0nymous !gkWeiOwuW2 04/25/10(Sun)13:20 No.9422075

    Frak. I come back from my work ready to bring Alyssa back. and Blam.

    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)13:41 No.9422378
    Well, it'll be good to have the AI back to add another layer of functionality to the base in case of OHFUCKPLEASENO!, so at least you can get back in.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)13:44 No.9422417

    I still feel bad for stripping you of her once.

    But come on, a suicidal AI? Fuck!

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