>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>>If some the suptg archives aren't working properly, try going to Foolz or something.>>Character bios and Dave's new shiny backstory can be found at: http://pastebin.com/SbPd3kJmThe year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and you didn't ask for this.Once a generic white-collar worker who lived alone save for your cat, you were hit by a car and spent three months in a coma. You awoke to find that your unconscious body had been taken in by the corporation 'Emulsified Electronics', and implanted with an experimental augmentation. You soon found that it allowed you to control electronic devices with your mind. You quickly became embroiled in corporate warfare, fighting the PMC ArmaTek and their employers, Cadmium Dynamics, and there have been incidents with a corp named Kawasagi Infinite. You were recently kidnapped by a group calling itself Resurgence, who claims they're Saving The World. In retaliation, you went all the way to Antarctica, where you took over one of Resurgence's facilities. After assisting KI and EE in a mission to finally destroy CD, you and Amy Tolstoy both went into hiding in the facility you had taken, using your time to hunt down and destroy Resurgence.>You have 50000 credits.>You have 1 fate reroll.
Amy's grinning when you wake up. Large bags sit under her eyes, and it looks like she hadn't slept at all last night."Daaave. The drones finished your new power armor." She said. "I'm still working on that force multiplier. The. . mobile carrier slash flying heavy armor. . thing. The heavy vehicle." She said, her voice trailing off at the end. "We won't have enough goop for it. . but I think we can get the parts from other places."
"What kind of other places?""Well, we need a ton of hover plates from KI or EE delivered, which might take awhile unless we can talk Omega into it, and we also need a building-sized power core, and some real computing power. I'm. . not exactly sure where we could get those, not at first. Maybe we could steal them from somewhere. . " she said, then shook her head. "I need some more coffee."
>>19187639"Amy, you should take a rest.">We won't have enough goop for it"We still have a lot of money left... unless you considered that in your calculations">I'm. . not exactly sure where we could get those, not at first. Maybe we could steal them from somewhere. . "Well, I don't have any ideas, to be honest."
>>19187639"You should take counsel of your pillow. You've been overworking yourself."
"We still have a lot of money left. . . unless you considered that in your calculations.""I did." She said. "We only have like, eighty five thousand credits left, after your armor. That might be enough for the Luin and the rest of the weapons, but not enough for the frame, plating, power core, or computer.""Well, I don't have any ideas, to be honest." "I might have some, but . . I'm not sure." She said. "I'm thinking we can go to some of CD's bases before they go under, and steal the computers and power core from them.""You should take a rest, first." You add."But. ." She frowns. "Nevermind, you're probably right."
>>19187840"or we could raid your parents house..... just kidding. Go have some sleep, dear."
"We could raid your parents' house. . " You say. "Just kidding."Her eyes widen. "I *could* talk to my parents. They have all sorts of connections; we could see if they could get freebies for us.""Just go take counsel of your pillow." You say. "You did get shot yesterday, and you've obviously been overworking yourself."". . Yeah. . ." She frowned. "I'll go do that. But if something happens, you wake me. Kay, Dave?"
>>19187879"Sure thing, honey."
"Sure thing, honey.""Pshhh. . ." She snorts at your choice of endearment, and twists off her legs, wrapping herself in blankets...She just took your bed. And on purpose, too, you think.The halls of Valhalla are unusually cold and lonely, all of a sudden. It occurs to you that only you and Amy are in the building. It's entirely possible that EE is fighting Resurgence right now, and right this second. The thought makes you feel like you're just wasting time, standing here.
heh, I can Imagine Dave thinking that he might want to ask his parents for money too.And do it by flying to their big estate in NY, blowing up the gate and the front door, then standing in the foyer flailing his tentacles wildly and yelling "Daaaave's back!"Then going up to his parents and going "Listen, I need some money. And by some, I mean hundreds of thousands of credits."> It's entirely possible that EE is fighting Resurgence right now, and right this second. The thought makes you feel like you're just wasting time, standing here.That's not cool.Lets go to the control room and start info-mining/scanning/looking at news to see what's happening with KI and EE and then the world. Also look for news and info about CD.
You suddenly think of your parents.It's been years, but... They have money. You need money. And if you don't get it, people you care about could be in danger. . .You'll need to think more about opening that door, though.You get up, and go to the control room. Immediately, Talos greets you and boots up the computer for you. You slip on the goggles, and start info-mining.<Hey, Dave.> Abel's dropbox tells you. <Nothing big has happened as of this morning, but we're keeping an eye out. This dropbox works pretty much exactly like the one in the fast food place, except this one only works between Hlidskjalf and my safehouses.><Things are still pretty busy- CD's pretty much all been pushed back to moscow for repairs, and while they're there, KI and EE have been snatching up their old bases. Other than that, nothing's happening.>
>>19188046Send him reply message<Oh that's great. Make sure to immediately notify me if something happens><Talos, when I get new messages in the drop-box, please notify me.><]Amy has been building some sweet stuff for me, other than that nothing happened. Speaking of which, do you know where we could get a building-sized power core and some real computing power?>
<Oh, that's great.> You reply. <Make sure to immediately notify me if something happens. Amy's been building sweet stuff for me, but other than that, nothing has happened. Speaking of which. . do you know where we can get a building-sized power core and some real computing power?>"Talos, notify me when I get new messages in the drop-box." You say."I will do so immediately, sir." Talos responds, using Valhalla's speakers to do so.Less than a minute later, the computer pings. "You have a new dropbox message, sir." Talos informs you.<Dave. I have the perfect place. One of CD's old bases- some of their people are dug in there, and the KI agents are having trouble getting them out. I'm sure you can show up, kick some ass, and get the parts you need. KI hasn't touched it, and EE isn't about to get there anytime soon. I can use my clout to get the KI agents out of there and give you some space.> The message says, and gives you the location of the base.
>>19188046>>19188084Afterwards, keep searching for any info about Resurgence we can find....We know we checked the whole bunker for bugs and backdoors, but are we sure that the satellite we are using doesn't have them?
>>19188150<Thanks, will do.... after Amy wakes up at least.>Question: has Javelin been repaired? or do we not need it anymore since our medium tentacles have plasma bolts?
>>19188173>The javelin hasn't been repaired; it's still no more than slag. Your medium drites aren't quite as powerful as it, but they're designed for more rapid fire.<Thanks, will do.> You say. <After Amy wakes up, at least.>With a ping, you send the message. . And then another bout of paranoia hits you. You close your eyes, and put your hand on the satellite uplink.Suddenly, you're sixty three thousand miles above the surface of the earth, near the south pole. Many terabytes of information flies through you, as nearly all of the people living in Antarctica rely on you for their network. You sit there, scanning yourself, but. .you don't find anything out of the ordinary. The uplink, you can tell by direct connection, is working very well as an anonymizer. You realize exactly how significant it was that you were able to track Twelve through the uplink- a normal person, or even a powerful AI, would have a problem doing such a thing.
>>19188222Lets spy on our new neighbors! Or if we're being boring, sit around and mine for info about resurgence.
rolled 1 = 1>>19188222How about we try and see if we can sense any residual trace of twelve's connection?
>>19188259Ok, even the dice think that's a stretch.
You try to find some kind of residual trace of twelve's connection, but. .nothing. It seems when he had Valhalla's computer banks wiped, it also wiped all data of the connection.Still directly connected to the uplink, you close your eyes again. . It's time to mine for info. You can't sit around forever like this.>Roll 1d100 for INFO MINING>Taking first roll
>>19188259>>19188267Hah.Lets not waste time and effort on that then. Just sit and search for info passively.
rolled 73 = 73>>19188276
rolled 80 = 80>>19188276Mine info with an e-pickax.
You scan, and don't find anything that jumps out at you. But then again, there's so much information to sift through, most of it computerized garbage that you can't make sense of. . . How does abel do this?But then you notice something jump out at you. Project Atlantis; Nothing connected directly to Resurgence, but. .You summarize what you've found- Project Atlantis is, essentially, an independent center for deep oceanic research, located far underwater. If anyone would notice Twelve's gunship, it would probably be them.
rolled 84 = 84>>19188338More info on Atlantis!
rolled 30 = 30>>19188338Try to hack into Atlantis' computers.
>>19188367ok, that's two bad rolls, time to go back to lurking.
You try to seek more info on Project Atlantis, even hacking into their computers, but it's easier said than done- You can tell that there's data there, data you could use, but even with a futuresatellite uplink, there's simply too much water in the way to get to the data- At a guess, you'd need to be there personally in order to access it. That, or to get someone else down there to upload everything to a disk.Inadvertently, you access a smartphone down there- the connection quality is just as bad as everything else, but.. You're sure you can call it.
rolled 78 = 78>>19188393Don't think it is a good idea to call it, just get the data off it and try to use it as a relay for further probing.
>>19188393>>19188416Oh yeah. And if we manage to get any kind of a connection to their systems immediately install backdoors and overriders.A good way to boost the signal would be to develop a simple cloaked droid with a relay and signal booster on board and send it midway under the ocean wehre Atlantis is.
You disregard the idea of calling it, and try using it as a relay for further probing. You can access a few other things, like a camera, and a submarine, and a bit of calibration equipment, but when you try to see through the camera's view, the connection is so bad that all you can see is static, and the calibration equipment, you know, would be completely useless if you couldn't get accurate readings. This satellite uplink is really something, though- it seems to amplify your range incredibly.
rolled 89 = 89>>19188445Install backdoors and overrides!Use the sum of all the equipment we managed to connect, to further infiltrate their base. Use them as relays or signal boosters.
You get to their computer systems, but it isn't easy, and you start to try to weave your way into their computer. It's slow going, though, very slow.Nearly a few hours later, your head aches, and you're just starting to get administrator control over the system. Once that's done, you create a new user for yourself, give it administrator control, and hide the access as deep into the system as you possibly can."You awake?" Amy asks, after you pull out of the system. You realize you're laying down, and she's wiping your brow with a damp cloth. "You were. . passed out. Are you okay?"
>>19188521"Oh, don't worry.I was just hacking and infiltrating a research base deep on the ocean floor. It was as hard as you think it would be. But at least now I have control over it and can use it to scan for 12's massive gunship."Install automated warning signal for us if Atlantis locates something similar to 12's ship. Also scan its logs on the day when 12 escaped for anything useful.
>>19188583After that lie down and rest for half an hour or something.
"Oh, don't worry. I was just hacking and infiltrating a research base deep on the ocean floor. It was as hard as you think it would be." You say. "If I can get a better connection to it, I can take control of it and use it to scan for Twelve's massive gunship.""That's good to hear." She said. "But. . try to warn me next time. I thought you were like. . in a coma or something. Anything else happen while I was out?"
>>19188619"I talked to Abel and asked him about our powercore and computer problems. He gave me a location of one of CD's bases and said we ought to find them there" give her the coordinates.
>>19188619"Ah sorry about that. I wasn't planning on doing that beforehand. I just got bored and decided to find something to occupy myself with.The signal to the base is still lawful though. Think you could make a small cloaked drone which relays and boosts my signal?"
>>19188619"How are you feeling."Also, I had an idea. Could we write an AI specifically for info-gathering and spying and put it into the satellite?Lets ask Azure that.
"Ah, sorry about that." You say. "I really wasn't planning on doing that, I just got bored and tried to occupy myself. We do need to get some kind of better connection, though, because I can't hack it directly. Any way you can build some kind of signal boosting drone?""I can try." She says. "You want it to be a flying relay, with a satellite uplink, essentially?"You nod, and she puts on the goggles. "I'll try to figure out how to get that to work.""Also, I talked with Abel a bit about our powercore and computer problems. He gave me a location of one of CD's bases and said we ought to find them there." You say, and send her the coordinates."Good to know." She says. "I'll get the drones to start working on the frame of the . . whatever it is we're making. Mobile fortress? Carrier? I don't even know what it is, it just has a lot of weapons and can fly. To tell you the truth, I was pretty tired when I designed it, and still probably on painkillers.""How are you feeling, by the way?" You ask.She frowns. "I had a few nightmares, and my arm aches, but I'll be fine. I'm still hella tired, but I can't sleep any more."
>>19188735"Maybe we should just go out and have some downtime? I don't want you to overwork yourself."Also this >>19188717 ask Azure and/or Amy about that.And >Install automated warning signal for us if Atlantis locates something similar to 12's ship. Also scan its logs on the day when 12 escaped for anything useful.
"Maybe we should just go out and have some downtime?" You ask. "I don't want you to overwork yourself.""Well. . Let me finish designing this relay first." She says. "It'll be a lot larger than a normal drone- maybe the size of a raven, but it's pretty simple, for the most part."A few minutes later, she took off the goggles. "Okay." She said, giving you a smile."One thing first." you say, and put your hand on the uplink computer again. You connect to Atlantis again, and you're about to set up an automated warning signal, but. .the connection is so bad, you would need to spend nearly an entire day installing it. You frown, and disconnect.<Any chance of writing an AI to automate info-gathering and spying, and put it into the satellite?> You ask Azure.<I'll get to work on it.> Azure says. <I'll be borrowing some of Talos' computer banks to do so.>"Hey, Dave." Amy said, grabbing your shoulder. "You're kind of being a hypocrite, you know. You can't overwork yourself either."
>>19188833Stick a tong out to her."Where do you want to go? We could be pretty much everywhere in the world in an hour. Dinner in Italy? Beaches in Hawaii? Sightseeing in Nepal?WE. COULD. DO. ANYTHING.... or we could go play with the penguins."
>>19188833I'm the invincible one, hell I'm not even sure I can overwork my brain, it's not like I'm in it. Well we're supposed to be on vacation, how about after we raid the CD base we spend a day on a tropical beach somewhere. Or see the sights elsewhere, we can go literally anywhere.
"Where do you want to go?" You ask. "We could be pretty much everywhere in an hour. Dinner in Italy? Beaches in Hawaii? Sightseeing in Nepal? We could do *anything*. . . Or we could go play with the penguins."She shrugged. "You choose. But I would prefer to get some food. . "
>>19188905I think we should rest BEFORE we go on a mission. I mean like half of a day rest.
>TFW I get caught up to Quest #23 and it exists in neither foolz or suptg archive
>>19188925>You choose."Not fair! I asked you first!"
>>19188934Are you sure it's not on foolz? It should be.Wait, I'll check too.
>>19188934Is it this one?archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19161691/
>>19188925How well stocked are our kitchens? Make a light snack then futuregoogle for the best hole in the wall restaurants around the globe.
>>19188958>That's 23, alright.>Eventually, when I get around to it, I'll throw all of the NFC threads I've saved into a rar file or something."I can just futuregoogle for good restaurants around the globe." You say."Well. . We could just stay here. We have a pretty large storage of food. ." She said. "I may just be paranoid, but I have a bad feeling about leaving."
>>19189007Well, if you say so. I'm always up for a cozy evening in. Any preference for style? Italian, french, chinese?Also any chance your parents have a violin lying around or we could pop one out?
>>19189007"Just stay in our cold, bare fortress and cuddle for the entire day?""Sure, I'm down with that"Have Talos bring up some evening, soothing musicLike these for example:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4503BD605EB15373
>>19189035Oh and ambient rain track:http://www.rainymood.com/plus have a big monitor show fireplace.And we get comfortable together on an armchair or something
"Just stay in our cold, bare fortress and cuddle for the entire day? Sure, I'm down with that." You say, and snap your fingers, starting up some soothing jazz."Ooh, classy." She said, looking to the speakers. "But I didn't see you bring any CDs with you.""Oh, I keep music in the Bullfrog." You say. "Remember the time I hacked the loudspeakers on the Grayson's mission? I have the entire discography of Queen in here, among other things."". . You're a dork, Dave." She said. "You're also pretty anachronistic. You probably haven't heard of any bands from the past ten years, have you?""I totally have." You respond."...Like?" She asked, raising her eyebrow.
>>19189104The Post-Men, The Vibrant Singularity, Jazz musician Louie Johnson. List off some future bands.
>>19189104"Hatsune Miku Mk IV. Or are we on V? I forget. Wait, she isn't a band."
>>19189104"Oh, you probably haven't heard of them."
"The Post-Men, the Vibrant Singularity, Jazz musician Louie Johnson. . " You say, counting off of your fingers."Oh, fine." She said, chuckling and settling down on the arm of a plush armchair. "I wish I could play something like jazz, though. It's classy and not like me at all, but. . "
>>19189104"LikeSal Tarantino and the Feisty Anteaters Blake Cooper and the Thicker Cow Addiction The Universal Fennel Problem Order Of The Vicious Rocket Cyber Neon Hair Addiction""I know quite a lot."
>>19189175Hmm... we can play a Sax and piano, but there is no Sax or piano here so we shouldn't bring it up.
>>19189175I could teach you, I'm pretty good at the piano, and can handle a saxophone. Never picked up the guitar or bass so we'll have to work on that later.We don't have any here but I'm guessing we could steal a piano from your parents or just make them, we do have a fabricator.
>>19189175Get our drones to make a sax; play this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs
>>19189175Make a sax (or whatever suitable instrument Dave can play) out of goo and teach her.
>>19189198Nah. Lets not say that.We can impress her at other time, when we actually have an instrument.
>>19189226Hey, we can make one, eh?
>>19189206>>19189221SaxmindAnd being able to play an instrument or two can help flesh out our background. We were probably the kid of some rich family that made us learn musical instruments at a young age.
>>19189221That's wasting incredibly expensive goo there! And we can't teach her in just one evening. Come on people, be realistic.
>>19189240>We were probably the kid of some rich family that made us learn musical instruments at a young age.Doesn't anyone read the backstory we made couple of threads before?
>>19189252Apparently I don't. Fill us in.
"I could teach you." you say, shrugging. "We obviously don't have any instruments here, but I'm guessing we could steal a piano from your parents. . Or just make them; we do have a fabricator.""Wait, really?""Actually, we don't want to waste the atomic goo. . " You say."I didn't know you could play." She said. "You're a lot more sophisticated than I thought."
>>19189264"What? What made you think I was unsophisticated? Just because I'm direct about my problems doesn't mean I can't have hidden depths."
>>19189264Do we play just piano or more than that?Didn't we also play guitar at one point?
>>19189262It's in the OP>http://pastebin.com/SbPd3kJmat the end of the pasta>>19189264"Eh... something I learned when I was a kid."Okay, lets have our droids synthesize a saxophone and play a solo while the speakers provide for other music.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMnrl0tmd3khttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoPL7BExSQU>>19189297Sax, violin, piano
>>19189264I am a man of many talents and great depth. Just because I usually take the most direct solution to a problem doesn't mean I'm not sophisticated. I could list off the most famous brands of tea if you want. If we don't want to waste the goo we can just steal a piano from your parents place. Your father won't care and all I have to do is have the skull face and your mother won't try to object. That and I'd like a piano, haven't played in far too long.
>>19189305>I am a man of many talents and great depth. Just because I usually take the most direct solution to a problem doesn't mean I'm not sophisticated. I could list off the most famous brands of tea if you want. There is a very good reason why Dave hides his past. Why the hell do people want to reveal everything at the drop of a hat. In character, he would not want to delve on his past.
>>19189304>Okay, lets have our droids synthesize a saxophone and play a solo while the speakers provide for other music.Or maybe not. Goo is expensive.
"Eh, just a few things I learned when I was a kid." You say. "Yeah, let's not waste the supplies to make any instruments. Let's go steal them from your parents instead." You say.". . Well, dad won't care, and it'll probably piss mom off. . " she said. "Let's go."There's a music montage as you don your new suit, the plates clicking and twisting on as you fasten the plates to it, customizing it as a Medium suit for now. The lightest drites wind around your arms, coiling around them for storage while not in use. . You and Amy don your gear, enter the ravens, and take to the skies.Eventually, the two of you land near Amy's house, and you both get out and get up to the front door. "Are you ready?" she asks, with a determined look."Ready." You say."Mission start." She declares.
rolled 45 = 45>>19189414TEAR AND SMASH!
>>19189414Wait. Are we actually sneaking in or just knocking and asking for the instruments? "So, how do we do this? Sneak in? Or casually stroll in and take what we want?">>19189434FUCK NO
>>19189414Hack their speaker system to start playing the mission impossible theme song at full blast. Go full operator, staying on the ceiling and leave a note where their piano once was.
>>19189445If we're doing it this way. Just turn on our cloak
>>19189414Politely knock on the door playing Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights and- if it's Amy's mother- hit her with an Adam Attack (this face to a WTFBOOM) along with Prokofiev as she opens the door.
You clench your fist tightly, raise it with all of the fury of a pope and a bear combined. .and you knock."Yes?" Victoria says, opening the door with a smile. "Oh.""Hey, mom, we're stealing your piano.""What?" She asked.
Ceiling drite powers, activate!
>>19189461"Yep."Bullet time. Wriggle around her like a snake and get inside.Get to the piano. Heft it with the heavy drites."Okay, I got it.""Thanks, Miss Tolstoy."
>>19189461Start up mission impossible. Flash her a grinning skull face and go invisible. Slide past her and acquire the piano. Leave a note in it's place with a skull face.
"Well, mom," Amy starts talking to her, as you cloak and edge around Victoria, setting your helmet's speakers to start playing the Mission Impossible theme song.Alexander is typing at a keyboard as you climb along the ceiling via mechandrites, still cloaked. . You climb across to where the piano sat, and you lifted it with your heavy drites. You carry it back, slowly, still cloaked."Sup." The writer says, waving to the seemingly floating piano."Got it." You say to Amy."Wait a second!" Victoria said. "You can't just...""Thanks, Mom! You're awesome." Amy says, as you carry the piano out of the building. "I'll call you later!"Five minutes later, the two ravens, the piano carried between them, land in Valhalla.". . That was fun." Amy said, grinning.
>>19189554That it was, we should do this more often. Ok lets set it up and we can make some sweet sweet music. Sit on my lap and I'll show you how your hands are supposed to move.
>>19189554Laugh."Yeah, best mission in a while."Then get comfortable and play her some great, mellow song. [anyone have ideas?]
Mozart's Requiem has had more than one conversion to piano, hasn't it? We've killed people.A lot of people.A huge amount of people, most of whom were just goons, few of which were psychopathic nutters.I think it's time we honored the fallen.
"Yeah, best mission in a while." You say, chuckling."The theme music was the best part." Amy says. "Because even though you were cloaked, it wasn't hard to tell where you were because we could hear you creeping along. . It was hilarious."You set down the piano, move it into one of the larger rooms in the facility, and then sit down. "Now, we can make some sweet, sweet music." You say."Maybe while you play, I can lounge on top of the piano in a black dress." She says, and sticks out her tongue. "Go on, I wanna hear. . "You crack your knuckles, a tiny bit of lightning dancing between your fingers, and you get ready to play.And play you do.When you're finished, Amy's just . . kind of staring at you, silent.
>>19189663[so what did we play? Because that's kind of important to know. And don't say FutureClassic music]>>19189638Eh, that doesn't really fit the mood.>>19189663"What? Was it that awful? I haven't played in the last 6 years but I didn't think it would be that bad."
>>19189663... But what did we play?"... How was it?"
>>19189687>what did we play?I'd say a two man composition. Seeing as how we have 'drites. The Japanese have some amazing stuff, great for evoking feelings of solitude
>>19189663I know, I'm out of practice, you don't need to rub it in. I made a couple small mistakes and shifted the chord the wrong direction in the middle there for a bit.
>You played. . something classy, I suppose. I've no clue."What? Was it that awful? I mean, I haven't played in the last six years, but I didn't think I would be that rusty.""Dave. . Who are you?" She asked.
>>19189730"... I'm Dave?"
>>19189730I'm just Dave, that's all I ever wanted to be. The rest really isn't important.
>>19189730>You played. . something classy, I suppose. I've no clue.Screw that, I say we played this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpU7gCA7wRY&feature=relmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKho-4kTlLQ>>19189746this
I just realised we could play all three instruments at once.Use hands for Saxaphone. Medium drites for the piano and light drites fro the violin.
>>19189730Dave. Just dave. But i used to ne known be the last name O'Connell (that seems newyorky enough)
>>19189749[same guy]Btw, anyone agree with the choice of the music?>>19189792no
"Iam Dave David Davidson the badest man born three times the first time was from my mother, the second from technology, the third time I came back dead born of my own willpower. Thats who Iam"
>>19189765With the heavy 'drites on some heavy-duty percussion?We're potentially a one-man orchestra.
>>19189765I like this Idea. MUCH.
>>19189805Oh wait. We can play Cello too.Heavy drites could take over that one if they don't break it.
>19189749>Yes. You played that."I'm just Dave," You say. "That's all I ever wanted to be. The rest really isn't important."Her eyes meet yours with a searching look. . and then she looks away."Yeah, it isn't important." She said, then kissed you. "But I'm going to find out someday.""Not today, though." You say, and you continue playing."This is good." You say, eating the dinner Amy had made."Well, Verne would only eat fast food." She says. "So I took it upon myself to learn to cook."
>>19189821Thank god. I mean, I can make some bomb sandwhiches, and a few other things, but that's it. And I don't think there's a Cluckin' Bell anywhere near here.
>>19189847Nah, Dave lived alone as a bachelor for 4 years, remember? I think he knows how to prepare food. Nothing fancy and not as good as Amy though.
>>19189847Taco Bell and KFC merged in the future?Oh God. What... What do they serve?
>>19189925>NOTHING HEALTHY"Thank god." You say. "I mean, I can make some awesome sandwiches, but everything else I make is sub par.""Then you'll need to keep me around." She said, pointing her fork at you. You chuckle, and nod.As you eat, Epona pings the bunker's speakers loudly."Oh, the . . thing I designed." She said. "The frame is done, so now once we have a core and computer, we can start putting the rest of it together."She shrugged. "Should I set the relay drone next?"
>>19189925Imagine a double down. But instead, its a taco bun. Inside that taco is grade D beef wrapped in deep fried bacon.It's delicious.
>>19189945"Sure.I need to infiltrate that ocean base much more thoroughly.""It's not going to take much time, is it?"
>>19189945Sounds good to me adorable technicolor death machine. So Amy, our plans for the near future, acquire the computer and core from CD, that's the most time critical one, investigate project Atlantis more, then we can wait until we track down the gunship and bring our wrath down upon it, isn't that right snookums.
"Sure." You say. "I need to infiltrate that ocean base much more thoroughly. How long should it take?""Not long." She said. "Just a few hours. Longer than it would be to make a normal drone, though." She said, getting up. "Be right back." She said, rolling off toward Hlidskjalf.
>>19189986Well, what do we do in meantime?Oh, lets try to locate that base that Abel recommended through the satellite and see if we can infitrate it somehow.
>>19189986Grope her from behind with a drite as she walks away and continue to play the piano, have a duet with Azure.
>>19189999>>19189986We shoult try to hack into other satellites in the orbit and slowly set up a network of satellites. Call it SkyDave if you will.
After a grope, an 'eep', starting up the construction drones, a few more songs on the piano, and a sweaty, enjoyable time in bed, you think you've had enough of a break."I'm going to locate that base Abel recommended." You say to Amy, who's laying down. "Okay." She said. "You should record everything you find, so that I can run a good overwatch when you get there. I'm not as good as Verne or Abel, so I need as much info as possible." She says.
>>19190134<Azure, is the AI ready?>
<Azure, is the AI ready?><Indeed, Dave.> Azure said. <All I need. . is a name.>
>>19190166<Sauron. His symbol will be a crimson eye.>
>>19190134Azure, you guys ready for this?Ok, you're on overwatch, I'm on smashing duty. I'll have my sensor suites running everything back to you, don't worry. Let's do this.This is the name for a satellite information gatherer. Daedalus, to reference Deus Ex.
>>19190178>>19190191Do you guys WANT it to become super-ai and destroy the world or something?Just kidding.
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>Daedalus is awesome because it fits with the whole 'everything is named after mythological figures', but Sauron is too, because it's SAURON.Lets take Daedalus. It's less ominous than Sauron
>>19190205Kinda sorta. We're probably going to be relaxing after we deal with resurgence and having something keep an eye on the world so if necessary we can drop the hammer on some fuck.
>>19190257Agreeing with Daedalus.Save Sauron for something bigger and more elaborate than a drone.
>>19190272It's going into the Satellite and possibly into other satellites in the orbit if we hack them too.
"Sauron, Obsidian, or Daedalus?" You ask Amy, who's still leering at you."Wait, what?" she asked, sitting up."For a new AI that Azure made.""Well. . Daedalus was Icarius's father, right?" Amy asked. "Since you name everything after mythological figures, that one's the most fitting." she says.<Daedalus, then.> You say.<Very well, then.> Azure says. <I'm uploading Daedalus to the satellite now.>>Roll 1d100>Taking only the first roll>hehehehahahahahah
>>19190281oooh, I got confused there for a minute.Yeah, Sauron would work for that.
rolled 92 = 92>>19190289God dammit!
rolled 21 = 21>>19190257>>19190272Wait. Guys. I have an idea of what we'll use Sauron for.We'll use it... For the AI that runs the Dave Carrier's death rays!>>19190289ROLLING. SET SAIL FOR FAILURE.
>>19190303>We'll use it... For the AI that runs the Dave Carrier's death rays!OOooohThat's better.
<I can SEE.> Comes a deep, reverberating voice in your mind. <Daedalus active. I have knowledge overwhelming. I am overseer. What are your wishes?>
>>19190334Give the coordinates of the base to Daedalus<Active order; Gather information about this place><Passive order; gather information about the group called Resurgence> give Daedalus ALL the data we have on them, including 12's face
>>19190334Currently I want you to be looking for this Gunship, also keep me appraised of any major happenings between Resurgence and EE/KI, as well as any other major ops they pull. Start digging for information on Resurgence and if you can get me information on their members.However first current priority is this base and second priority is Project Atlantis.
>>19190334<Knowledge is power. Guard it well.>
<First priority, Gather information about. . this place.> You say, sending the coordinates to Daedalus. <Second priority, gather information about the group called Resurgence, and third priority, research Project Atlantis.><Your will be done.> Daedalus responds, and then cuts off the contact.". . So, you have a new AI now?" Amy asked. "How can you run so many in your bullfrog at once?"
>>19190413"The new one is in the satellite.""And I had gotten a CPU upgrade a while ago from Jun, remember?"
>>19190413Well most of Daedalus is in the sky, I just keep contact with him. As for how I'm able to keep 4 AI's and a brain in the bullfrog, I don't really have an explanation beyond "sufficiently advanced technology" or MAGIC!
rolled 37 = 37>>19190413...Five bucks says some of them are using empty spacei n our brain.
"The new one is in the satellite." You say. "Is. . is that wise?" Amy asked. "Sometimes I worry about your reliance on like, Azure and stuff. Because Azure was a bit glitchy when I first got him."
>>19190442"Nah, Azure's cool.... And it's a she now."
>>19190442"Don't diss Azure, Amy. He... She... We're still having trouble sorting out those image issues of hers, has been nothing but helpful and a good friend. Though I feel she hasn't been as talkative as of late."
"Nah, Azure's cool. And it's a she now."". . When did that happen?""When she assimilated the AI in that CD base we blew up." You say.She sighed. "A bit reckless, Dave. After all, your mind is connected to the bullfrog- what kind of stuff could an AI do to you if it wanted?"
>>19190479"Nothing. I have the root control."
>>19190479Nothing, we already asked them this and they said we had root access.^In character
>>19190479I'm not worried, they're all friendly and I have root control over everything. Worst happens I hack my own spine with my brain, or something.Azure, could you reassure Amy that everything is just fine?
"Nothing." You say. "I already asked them this, and they said I have root access.""Root access? Really?""From what I understand, if they try something harmful, my subconscious tells them to shut up and sit the fuck down." You say. "Plus, they're friendly.""Okay. I'll take your word for it." Amy says. "After all, the main reason you can do all of this is the Bullfrog. If anything, you're the world's only expert on it."
>>19190517Azure, you're not planning on turning me into your meat puppet as a pawn in your plans for world domination are you? Look, they all like me, I might even be able to get a sing-along going with all of them, or at least with Azure.
rolled 8 = 8>>19190517"Yep."Now, lets actively hack/infiltrate CD's base.
>>19190537>I might even be able to get a sing-along going with all of them, or at least with Azure.... Time for Bohemian Davesody?
rolled 67 = 67>>19190546...why?
rolled 45 = 45>>19190546I guess notHow is the relay drone doing?
"Yep." You say, getting up out of bed. Amy follows, and presses a few keys on a nearby computer."The relay drone is done." She said. "That means that. . well, we could do two things from here. We can go to the CD base in order to get the parts for. . whatever it was I designed, or we can try to hack into the Atlantis Project, like you were talking about."After Amy enumerated your options for optimal literary flow, you think deeply about which you should choose.> CD Base infiltration> Atlantas Project hacking
>>19190590>>[x] CD Base infiltrationwe can't go after Resurgence before we have equipment ready anyway.
>>19190590>>19190602But we already said we weren't helping EE anymore. Those Resurgence bastards are keeping track of our movements no doubt. Unless...Unless we used the secret exit and our Raven to get out in secret! But then we'd have to change our suit's appearance a bit, so it wasn't incredibly obvious. I mean, we DID add two more mechandrites. At least. Can we get Amy to do a more extreme appearance change? Maybe... An armet over our helm?
>>19190590[X] CD Base infiltrationThis is more time critical and will free up KI agents to deal with other problems.
>>19190638>I misread but stillIt has been established from the beginning of the quest that normal people cannot use ONE mechadrite comfortably, let a lone 6. They will recognize us immediately.If we don't lose the drites (which we will never do), anyone will recognize us.
"Let's go steal some computers and power cores." You say, and follow Amy as the two of you get to the control room.<Okay, Abel.> You message the dropbox. <You can call the agents out of the base, and we can go in.><Done.> Abel responded, a few minutes later. <Good luck, Dave.>"Okay, so, how are you going to do this?" Amy asked. "You can strap the computer banks to one raven, and the power core to the other, so you can just ride one and make the other follow you."<I have brought forth knowledge, and thus, power.> Daedalus says, bringing up a display of the base. <Behold.>The entire thing is full of craters, obviously bombed. According to Daedalus' records, the remaining underground part of the base is only accessible by a single, long hallway, which the CD agents are staying at and using as a bottleneck. The KI have been holding them under siege for quite some time, but the defenders don't seem to be weakening anytime soon.
>>19190691Man, gotta love Daedalus.I wanted to try to hack they systems first before assaulting them.
>>19190691I love Daedalus. We'll want to hack what we can first, turn any defenses they have against them then bust through the hallway like the fist of an angry god.
rolled 79 = 79>>19190691When we do charge in, go WWI on the gits. Bomb them out of the bottleneck with our 90mm autocannons and burn the rest out with plasma bolts and flames.
"So, I hack what I can first, and then turn their defenses against them." You say. "Then I smash my way in there like the fist of an angry god.""But. . " Amy says. "Don't we need the core and computer intact? I don't think the fist of an angry god would be very nice if it slammed into a power core, would it?"
>>19190749"Which is why we punch AROUND the power core and computer mainframe."
>>19190749"You're right.I'll keep the core and the computer safe."
rolled 15 = 15>>19190749did you not hear my music woman? I can be subtle, I just don't like it very much
>>19190749"you're right. I'll smash my way in there like a patient god trimming one of those tiny trees."
"Which is why we punch AROUND the power core and computer mainframe." You say.". . If you say so, Dave." She said. "Just don't miss.""I won't." You say."Okay, good." She said. "It looks. . about fifteen minutes out if you travel max speed." She says. "The KI agents are already gone. You ready?"You finish putting on the suit. "Ready." You say, and climb into the Raven.Fifteen minutes later, you're descending, circling around the pile of craters and rubble that once was a CD building. You see the tunnel, partially uncovered by a crater, and see the group of powersuited soldiers on the inside, chainguns at the ready.
rolled 78 = 78>>19190804HACKAN GAMESHack the suits. Turn of their weapons.
rolled 18 = 18>>19190804do a flyby drop, out of sight of the tunnel entrance above and behind if possible.
>>19190804Cloak up while descending
You open the back of the Raven as you fly above, and dive out. You fall through the sky for some time, and activate your cloaking device, using your boosters to slow your fall, and land.That done, you close your eyes, and focus . . The power suits' weapons, the chainguns, are pretty simple- all you do is deactivate the power core, and then their weapons have been completely deactivated as you crouch right above them."Okay, their weapons have been deactivated." You say."Good to know." Amy said. "I'm keeping the Ravens in motion above you." She adds."Listen, you guys." You hear one of the power suited men say. "While they may have left us alone for awhile, those agents are going to come back. They want the data we have, and we can't let them get it. Douglass, keep the jamming on around the mainframe. Don't step on the string."
rolled 14 = 14>>19190853Sneak up as closely as we can before unleashing hell on earth.When we start shooting switch to shields.
rolled 56 = 56>>19190869DAAAAAAAANG
rolled 26 = 26>>19190853Hack the security and shoot every enemy inside the building.
rolled 95 = 95>>19190853<hack speakers>"hey guys; I'm not KI, I'm just here for a little shopping trip come on out and throw down your weapons or I'll have to puree you; and that would be just awful."<when they fail to follow instructions>drop down while cloaked and double-drite+plasmasword+sith lightning the first 4 in the hallway; jump back up and repeat the instructions. include the phrase "is it really worth your life gentlemen?"
>>19190884This! Oh this SO HARD!
>>19190869>>19190871Of course, use ALL of our weapons at once. Plasma, auto-cannons, plasma blades, Mjolnir, etc
You climb down, sneaking closer towards the tunnel. The power suits continue standing there, and you see what looks like an automated sentry gun. You close your eyes and try to hack it remotely, but it seems much too. .well, basic, for you to hack- it simply shoots anything it sees. No IFF, no targeting system. . just 'monkey see, monkey shoot'."Hey, guys." You say, hacking the speakers. Everyone looks around them. "I'm not KI, I'm just here for a little shopping trip. Come on out, and throw down your weapons, or I'll have to puree you; and that would be just awful.""Hell no!" One man claims, and you slash his armor open with monomolecular blades. His body falls, killed by an invisible mechandrite.Everyone drops their weapons, and start to file out, one man cutting a long, nearly invisible string- probably made to detect cloaked people, as they come out. There are only a dozen or so power suited men, and three or four scientists in labcoats, as they come out, and remove their suits.
>>19190923Thank you boys and girls, I'd suggest you leave, disappear and become ghosts. Don't even mention the word CD from now on, I'll know. Live your lives and forget any of this shit ever happened. Don't try anything while I'm here and I'll be leaving enough C4 behind to level this joint, so just go home. Skedaddle.
rolled 69 = 69>>19190923Set a couple of drones to watch over them. They should be able to deal damage since the powersuits are gone.
rolled 42 = 42>>19190923still from the enemy speakers..."very good; now I Have sentries watching you, lie down face down and do not move, once I get what I want I will take it and leave, I do not want data I just need a powerful computer and a big power core; any unarmored volunteers want to help me find these?"
>>19190923"That's great. You made a right choice.">>19190967>I do not want data We are taking the data
rolled 41 = 41>>19190974we don't have to tell them THAT. its part of the joy of having the upper hand
"Thank you, boys and girls." you say. "Now. . I have sentries watching you. Lie face down and do not move. Once I get what I want, I will take it and leave. Any unarmored volunteers want to help me find these?"One of the labcoated men spoke up, his nametag saying 'Douglass'. "I'll help you find what it is you're looking for." He said. "Just don't hurt anyone else."
>>19190979I see no reason to say that anyway.>>19190984"Good. I'd hate to have unnecessary violence.""I need your powercore and the entire computer. Where are they and is there a way to get them out without cutting up entire base?"
>>19190984You're a smart man Douglass, just making sure you know I will kill your friends with your intestines if you try anything funny. This goes smoothly we can leave as unlikely friends.
rolled 6 = 6>>19190984Ping for people not yet surrendered.
rolled 16 = 16>>19190984"if they all stay perfectly still then nobody dies and I can leave you here to fight KI some more; or I can call them and get them to let you surrender without all the horrible maiming, screaming, and dieing"as he leads us continuously ping the area for traps
rolled 21 = 21>>19191010rolled a 16 awww balls
"You're a smart man." You say, and pull him aside. "Lead me to the computer mainframe, and then to the power core." you say.He leads you through the tunnels, deactivating a simplistic trap that had been set up recently ever so often. Soon enough, you reach a massive computer bank- one you would probably have a bit of trouble carrying if you didn't have the heavy drites."Do- do you want the password?" He asks. "For the data?">Roll 1d3>Taking the first roll.
rolled 3 = 3>>19191056That'd be nice, thanks Douglass you've been a real help so far.
>>19191056Do we?We just want the computer. Might be a trap.
rolled 1 = 1I don't know, let's seejam out finger in a convenient port and hack
rolled 1 = 1>>19191061Lets hope that bodes well
rolled 3 = 3>>19191066dammit. misread that last line
>>19191056out of curiosity are we still cloaked?
>>19191094>Yes, you are- but you've stopped using the speakers to talk."I don't know." You say. "Let's see."You jam a finger into a convenient port, and quickly hack. You find a lot of data, but most of it is either glitched out, distorted or encrypted. You only find one thing that's useful- Some data on how the repulsion on power shields work, and a paper. . On a theoretical weapon that could be made out of them. You quickly copy the data.
>>19191114What was the roll for?"Alright, now give me the password if you will."then haul the computer out and search for the core.
>>19191114"alright now, if you want to you can copy any data off the computer you'd like and help me unplug it. I take it back up to the surface and we get the power core"
"Alright, now. . If you want to, you can copy any data off the comptuer you'd like." You say. "Then help me unplug it.""Uh. . Okay." He said, writing a few disks quickly, and putting them in a binder. He helps you unplug it and disconnect it to the ground, and then the two of you bring it out of the tunnels."Got it." Amy said, and brought down the Ravens. You strapped the computer between the two, and then the Ravens took off, no doubt going to drop them off at Valhalla."Now the power core?" Douglass asked, looking around to make sure all of the others were still okay.
>>19191178That's right Douglass, you get me the power core then I'll be out of your life. Isn't that swell. Though honestly I'd suggest that you quit, find somewhere to hide and forget that CD was ever a company. Not saying you have to, but it's the smart move.
>>19191178Don't worry. You help me get done what I want to get done, and you guys get to leave here in one piece.
>>19191178"yes"to the rest of the people on the ground "I can put in a good word with KI and get them to not kill you or I can let you guys get back in the hole and wait for them to pick you off; why don't you all discuss it while I'm buisy"
>>19191178"Yes."Then address the others. "Listen guys, CD is pretty much dead at this point. All of other bases have been hit and destroyed by KI and the main base in Moscow is in ruins. I would suggest cutting your ties with them and going on your own way instead of trying to protect them.""Heck, I'll let you keep your equipment too when I leave."
"Don't worry." You say. "You help me get done what I want to get done, you guys get to leave here in one piece.""I see." He responded. "You're not KI, are you?""I already said I wasn't. I suggest that you quit, find somewhere to hide, and forget that CD was ever a company. I'm not saying you have to, but it's the smart move."". . You're part of Resurgence, aren't you." Douglass says, leading you through the tunnels some more.
>>19191210Not this. We can't even imply we are working with KI. Were supposed to be running solo right now, remember?
>>19191222nope, I just want a power core and a really big computer...
>>19191222"How do you figure?"
>>19191226you raise a valid point...
>>19191211We probably shouldn't leave them a dozen power suits. We can use them for raw materials for stuff.>>19191222Hahaha, NO. Not in the least, I just needed a new computer and something to power my Jacuzzi. Your company is pretty much dead, it's getting taken apart slowly and if Resurgence doesn't get you someone else will.
"Nope, I just want a power core and really big computer. How do you figure?" You ask."You're not with KI, but you can hack a computer easily. And then you recommend we get out of the corporate business. Just like Three did." He said.
>>19191222I think we should deny this claim. Although classic misdirection would be nice, we don't want these CD guys to look at Resurgence to flock to.
>>19191222"Do I look like some teenage terrorist idiot with an irrational grudge against corporations? No, I'm not from those Resurgence assholes. I'm just trying to be humane. I'll be frank, Plan A was to flatten your bottleneck with light artillery fire and burn out whatever was left, routing you to some deeper part of this hole, but then I decided it was a far better idea to NOT kill even more poor goons. CD might be a giant pack of dicks, but the employees, I can't say... What was it like working under CD, anyways?"
>>19191249I'm just that good, and I didn't say corporate business, I said CD. CD from what I have seen is run by complete assholes and is about to fall apart, but I didn't think that needed to come down on your head. You want to hire onto another company be my guest.
>>19191249"oh you know that guy?yeah, we got the call from him too but we got our severance packages first..."fluctuate the cloaking so he gets a vague impression of the 8-armed death machine standing a few feet from him
>>19191249"Well, it's just less bothersome than killing you all. Besides, I didn't want to resort to violence when this could be resolved more peacefully."
>>19191249Oh, him.Well, he has the right idea, at least for CD. If it isn't KI running them over resurgence seems hellbent of ruining everybody's day. The way I see it, you're the easiest target for them. You've been more than helpful so far, so take my advice. Get into some private work, or small merc work. Anything but the corps.(SUDDEN THOUGHT, IF THIS DOUGLASS GUY TURNS OUT TO BE REALLY HELPFUL, SHOULD WE OFFER HIM A JOB/REFUGE IN OUR BASE? WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSON ON BOARD THE RESURGENCE RAPE TRAIN.
>>19191288>(SUDDEN THOUGHT, IF THIS DOUGLASS GUY TURNS OUT TO BE REALLY HELPFUL, SHOULD WE OFFER HIM A JOB/REFUGE IN OUR BASE? WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSON ON BOARD THE RESURGENCE RAPE TRAIN.eeeh,lets not
"Do I look like some teenage, terrotist idiot with an irrational grudge against corporations? No, I'm not from those Resurgence assholes." You say. "I didn't say corporate business, I said CD. CD is about to fall apart, so if you want to hire onto another company, be my guest.""Well, with these disks, I could probably buy my way anywhere else. . " He said, thinking."You've been more than helpful so far, so take my advice. Get into private work, or small merc work. Anything but a corp." You say."I'll. . think about it." He said. "Here's the core."Oh my, you think, looking at the looming, glowing sphere.This is quite a bit larger than a standard building-sized power core."The ravens are on their way back." Amy said. "We got the computer unloaded."
>>19191320Turn off the core first. Then haul it back up to the surface.>>19191262those guys aren't teenagers though
>>19191288Hell, these are some of CD's last agents, and probably their last few good ones to be guarding... Whatever this thing is. I say we offer all of them a job as freelancers with us. Though they'll probably not care for the idea, since we just kinda... Slashed up their buddy and all. Unless he was That Guy, which would probably explain why he endeavored to get everyone killed by resisting the offer to just surrender peacefully when there's a murdermachine in the room.>>19191320"... Mr. Douglass, just what am I looking at, here? Did you build this thing? God damn, this is some Singularity esque shit right here. Do you have a time-controlling glove stashed away somewhere, too?"
rolled 37 = 37>>19191320>>19191336after we do that I still say we should go back up and do our big and scary act cloak down, drite-walking along and singing a soft little song.just to terrify the poor sods.
You touch the core, and spoof an overload, forcing the core to deactivate, and the whole thing goes dark.". . You're Bullfrog." He said, as if suddenly realizing. "That's why you can hack things so easily, and deactivate a core just by touching it."You pick up the core, emulating a powersuited, mechandrited version of Atlas, and you carry the core on out of there, just as the ravens descended. You strap the spherical object to them, and they start to lift off. . Just as a bunch of KI agents return, wielding sniper rifles. "Everyone, stand down!" Someone calls. One of the agents start firing at the Ravens, but Amy triggers their max speed, not having to worry about G-forces.
>>19191377Did we leave with Amy or what?
>>19191389Amy is controlling the Ravens from Alaska.
rolled 19 = 19>>19191377are we still on the ground?if yes then "hey dickheads watch the paint on those things" plus hack their guns into safety modeif no then the same plus flipping the bird behind us with both hands
>>19191377"Sssshhhhh. Keep that little secret between us.""Lay down your weapons, and no one gets hurt. You've already lost and you have worse shit to worry about than HQ breathing down your neck."
>>19191377Oh no, KI agents. They have sniper rifles. Everyone stand down, we don't want a fight.Give the KI guys an intimidating look. Now why don't we all be peaceful like, no reason for anyone to get hurt, they've surrendered and you don't have a chance of taking me down. Once we're pretty sure they aren't going to just shoot Douglass in the face walk off with our mechadendrites flipping them the bird.
>>19191415>>19191407>>19191402Lets just leave in cloaked mode. We got what we came for, while linger any longer?
rolled 49 = 49>>19191377Give the KI agents the data they want and get out of there
>>19191425They already saw us loading the sphere and I would rather not have Douglass died, he cooperated and didn't try to screw us over.
>>19191441They can't see us when we are cloaked so that doesn't matter.I don't care about Douglas. Especially not enough to let him into our bunker.we can contact Abel and theough him make sure he's safe or whatever but that's it
You shrug. You got what you came for, and the CD forces have already surrendered... You activate your boosters, and follow the Ravens; you can't travel as fast as they can, not by a long shot, but you don't need to hang around here anymore.An hour later, the power core had been acquired, and the computer banks wiped and installed into the frame of what Amy is calling 'whatever it was I made'.The Ravens come by, and you climb in, riding it back to Valhalla."Daaave." Amy said, hugging you. "It's so. . so boring waiting here alone." She says. "All I had to talk to were the AIs and the AI cluster."
rolled 89 = 89>>19191377wait, how many agents?walk up and with both hands and 6 drites just yank away their guns.that could work
>>19191463Hmm, maybe I'll try making a fork of my consciousness and sticking it in the computer, what could possibly go wrong? This is a joke.Well, Azure makes pretty good conversation but most of the others are really focused. Maybe you could create a conversation and social interaction AI some time, we'll need a butler some time, no reason for it not to be an AI.
>>19191463Aw. I was hoping we'd get KI to lay down arms too and then everyone'd sit down and sing Kumbaya together. Ah well, silly notion anyways."Amy, I think I just stole the key to the singularity from CD. We hold, in our hands, the key to THE FUTURE with that power core."
>>19191463"Kiss Amy.""Well, this what you chose""Also, I got some data from them. Take a look"
rolled 36 = 36>>19191463"well you could have called your mother..."after disapproval"so how goes the death-machine build"pause...we could call it Amy's technicolor death machine...
rolled 24 = 24>>19191492yes!
"Well, you could have called your mother." You say."I probably could have. . but then she'd just ask for her piano back." She said."So, how goes the death machine build?""Well, we still need to figure out the weapons to put on it. I'm rethinking making it into a carrier; instead we can just make it into a hilariously large, single drone with way too many weapons."
>>19191537"Well, your the genius so you would know better."Will it have a shield and a cloak too?
"you don't say?""I do love me some horrendous air support every now and then""I think you should paint it to match your hair"
>>19191537"I'm thinking. And thinking. And thinking some more. The idea is, essentially... Well... We've accidentally plagiarized Keith Laumer with our concept as we've gone on. We're making a Bolo, Amy. That means we need everything."
>>19191567Did I hear someone say Hellbore cannon? Because I think someone said Hellbore cannon.
>>19191582>>19191567I thought bolos couldn't fly...everything else sounds about right...
"You're the genius, so you would know better." You say. "Will it have a shield and a cloak too?""Well, of course. I can just imagine absolutely everyone soiling themselves when it uncloaks." She says, with a wide grin.Talos speaks up. "We've recieved a new dropbox message."<Dave.> Abel's message says. <I have a message from Sigma. Lucca is. . Lucca's hunting you down. According to Sigma, he's never seen her this angry before.>>END OF THREAD 25.>My twitter is @futureexabyte>I'll stick around to answer questions.
>>19191601Those bolos weren't as hardcore as ours. This thing will be amphibious and capable of some degree of flight. We're going to make a better airship than those Resurgence faggots and a better Bolo than Laumer ever did! With blackjack! And hookers!>>19191633... Oh fuck.
>>19191633This wouldn't have to do anything with that mission we just did, right?>>I'll stick around to answer questions.What was that roll for when we uploaded Daedalus?
>>19191633oh dear, I think we made her very upset.did amy copy the computers files before she raped and re-purposed it?
>>19191662>If you rolled too low, Daedalus would have been hilariously evil.
>>19191601Actually, I think it was Old Soldiers, but in one of the books, a human colony is founded to prevent mankind from total extinction. The epilogue has Bolos which can fly and even make orbit under their own power.
>>19191672>Yeah, she did. But you did too- she hasn't tried making sense of any of the data yet, though.
>>19191676Why? And how?
>>19191692>Why, because Azure isn't perfect.>How, it would have started asserting control over other satellites. I didn't think much further than that.
>>19191676>>19191690this all makes me happy.any idea why lucca is upset?did lucas die or something?did we ruin her fun?
>>19191742We did just take extraordinarily valuable data and parts from a facility KI obviously wanted.
>>19190884this image should have gone here...
>>19191762we were a little arrogant about it to I guess...I still think she's over-reacting...
>Something to note; KI probably got whatever data was on the discs, due to, you know, capturing Douglass
>>19191742>>19191762Her brother was just barely stable when we last left him.He's probably dead. And I'm fairly certain it's Resurgence's fault.Remember the unauthorized broadcast in our systems? The "either you fail the mission or lose one of your own, take a third option" one? That was almost undoubtedly from that faggot Twelve. But when all seemed lost, when it seemed we'd be stuck with option two, Lucas and Amy pulled through, if wounded. But then it seemed we wouldn't be able to take Epona. Fuckadoodle, still stuck with option 2.So we took a third (or fourth as the case may be with whatever option 3 was) option in the end and saved everyone without bowing to that faggot's will for us, whatever it was. He took his revenge for us pulling through, despite all odds, by enforcing the second option and assassinating Lucas post-mission. Killing a man nearly on the brink of death, with hope in his heart, the bastard. He was probably unconscious, getting rest. He never knew he had died.And Lucca, for some reason, thinks that's our fault. Possibly because 12 TOLD HER IT WAS SO; the faggot's been siring division and terror in all the corps, making his 30-man bunch of terrorists and sheeple agents seem like more than it is. She doesn't give a shit about the mission being a semi-failure because we pulled a Galactic Partridges on her. She's out for our blood because she thinks we've gone rogue and killer her twin brother, who has guided her through her agent-ing from the very beginning, after he saved our girlfriend's life. And is probably doing it for Resurgence.
>>19191819Humph. We should have definitely taken him with us.
>>19191844damn, you put a lot of thought into this...
>>19191844>While I'm not saying how accurate you are or aren't, I feel I need to say that the 'unauthorized broadcast' wasn't me, nor part of any of my plans, plots, etc.
>>19191880It was Ishelda wasn't it. Speaking of her, we should probably move her to Antarctica, we're kinda living there now.
>>19191880IT IS NOW.
>>19191880since this may or may not have been the reason.if it was then 12 could have left a single member of our admech army as incriminating evidence...
I'd be more afraid if we didn't outclass her in every single way possible. She'll probably just break down crying the second we point a 'drite at her.
>>19191957or she stole some experimental tech from the KI vaults.or just a great big ship full of "generosity"
>>19191714Bolos awakening in the 40k universe? I wouldn't mind seeing that.
Why are Azure and other AIs so quiet lately?They aren't planning mutiny, are they?