>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>Fate points: 0>Nano-meta: 4800 Units>Credits: 46,250The year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and strange stuff is going on.It all started with an alium artifact- a wormhole generator. After using it and meeting a slightly primitive alium species, the Emperors arrived. You'd been using their tech, and they didn't appreciate that- they arrived, somehow mindfucked everyone that wasn't majorly augmented, and then stole them away.Filled with a terrible resolve, raw, burning anger, and every top-of-the-line augment and implant, you're getting them back.Grayson is sitting in the large alium bridge, slouched over in the chair that was much too large for him. The girl sitting next to him- you guess she's around sixteen years old- is Alli Templar, a girl that you ended up killing.Neither of them seem to notice you.Lucas fazes into existence next to you, as his stealth module deactivates. He had a massive, railgun sniper rifle in one hand, a monomolecular blade in the other- both stained in alium blood.<What's the plan?> His helmeted radio asks you.
>>19938983>>Fate points: 0rip
Sith lightning both of them.
You bring your hands up, and with just the right amount of focus, you blast lightning toward the two. Alli and Grayson both go down, twitching, eyes rolling into the back of their heads."What should we do with them?" Sigma asks, his hover plates shoving him forward. You, Sigma, and Lucas approach the two downed.<<mean its toys my hurt don't no no>> The glyphs burn into your mind.
>>19939080They are not your toys. Where did you find them? What did you do to them?
>>19939080"Take them back to the ship. They're just clones. Let's press on and find Amy"
"Take them back to the ship." You say. "They're just clones. Let's press on and find Amy."Sigma nods, and draws two power shields out of his pack, slipping on on to each of them. "I'll take them." He said, and slung them over his shoulders.<<leaving leaving fun my ruined you.>> Something buzzes on the computer, as you approach the two downed people.The ground suddenly shakes, and something shoots off of the Emperor's ship.<It seems an escape pod has launched.> Azure says. <And it's steadily increasing speed.>Magenta giggles.<Disintegration cannon is prepared.> She says. <Aiming. Tell me when.>
>>19939116I love Magenta.Send a message to the fleeing craft "You don't get any more pets, ever." Then blow it out of space.
<<You don't get any more pets. Ever.>> You signal the ship.<<Leaving leaving leaving>> Comes the response, and a wormhole bursts open in front of the escape pod."Magenta."Through the screen, you see the Sleipnir fire a massive red beam toward the escaping craft. The beam slams into it- there's a temporary delay- and then the pod surges.. and explodes into ash, creating a small grey nebula. The wormhole closes, collapsing in on itself.<Yeah!> Lucca says over the radio. <I'm sending my drones into the ship to check it out.> She says, and drones start swarming around the emperor's ship.<I'm... not finding much. Just a bunch of strange machinery.> She said.
>>19939166Keep on looking, I'll loot the ship and see if I can get anything. Sigma is bringing back two people, probably clones, based on Alli Templar and Grayson.
>>19939166'"Take this place apart. For our friends and/or the loot."
>Drifted away from these threads at nearcyborgspace future quest 18>See this on the front pageDamn you've come a ways, we still banging Amy? Did we ever get the Dave mobile?
"I'll keep on looking." You say. "I'll loot the ship, and see if I can get anything. Sigma's bringing back two people- probably clones, based on Alli Templar and Grayson. Take this place apart."<On it.> Lucca responds. <These wholesale mining drones are useful.> She says. <Cutting through everything except for the hull.>"Clones?" Lucas asked. "Can they really do that?"
>>19939196>You WERE banging amy, but then she was kidnapped by aliums.>Also, you got the davemobile. It's an RC car with mechandrites.
rolled 405 = 405>>19939197I could, if I wanted too. I bet they can too.
>>19939210She was taken while banging was going on?Damn aliums
>>19939197Fuck if I know, but those critters we say earlier did not look natural. These are Aliums we're talking about, we have no idea what they're capable of.
rolled 44 = 44>>19939239na, we took a break from 0G banging to meet some aliums when another group of aliums stole her.
"I could, if I wanted to. I bet they can too." "Good point." Lucas says, and approaches the computer. Glyphs stare up at you, but Onyx doesn't understand these, so he can't translate. "What does all of these do?" He asks, and reaches for one of the buttons.But before he presses anything, the screen goes red.<<WARN WARN FIRE FIRE WARN WARN>><Oh shit, oh shit,> Lucca says. <I cut into one of their crystal things, and now it looks like it's gonna explode!>
>>19939281Grab the Crystal with a few of the massive ship drites and throw it really fucking far away.
rolled 70 = 70>>19939320Seconded and rolling for it.
rolled 98 = 98>>19939320giving this man a support d100
>>19939320Agreed. And inform Lucca that in future, instructions such as "Take the ship apart" are to be taken FIGURATIVELY unless otherwise specified.
>>19939348>>19939359We throw it so hard, all the fires go out and we can still salvage it.
"Magenta, grab the crystal, and throw it."<Yes, sir.> Magenta says, and the ship shudders as the Sleipnir's mechandrites move. You hear a loud crunch, and then suddenly the bridge loses pressure, and the screen goes perfectly blank. <Removed> She said. You suddenly see a sparking, flashing, enormous crystal tear through space in front of you, twisting...And then a sudden flash of light blinds you. A moment later, the emperor's ship shudders again, as the shockwave reaches you.The screen goes dark, and the glyphs stop glowing on the keys. Everything you see- all of the Emperor technology- goes completely inert.
rolled 32 = 32>>19939359>98>it goes through a wormhole and blows up the emperor's homeworld
rolled 21 = 21>>19939380Well, we've found their weakness. Just aim a broadside at their crystals and they are FUCKED, royally.
rolled 66 = 66>>19939404or just send a drone *teleported inside the shields* to assassinate it. too bad we cant do this til we get amy back
>>19939380Wow, that is one hell of a vulnerability they have. These guys can't design a ship worth shit. No redundancy at all. They've never had any trouble with war. They shall learn.Loot the place, look for anything that has data on it. If needed we can try powering a computer and sucking all the data out later.
>>19939380Well, crap. Finish salvaging the ship, but make it quick - he might have had someone in cryostorage or something.
Through the dark, empty ship, you walk through the void, checking each and every room with Lucca's help. Every device has what looks like a crystal in it- a power source, you assume- but the crystal is dark, and the strange, artifact-like devices are completely inert- you can't even access them the way you could access the teleporter or wormhole generator."Nothing." Lucas says, appearing to your side. "There were a few of those scaled crocodile bears, but other than that, nobody." He said.Yeah... that's just what you found, too.Nothing.
>>19939456Did any of our AI's manage to calculate where escape pod wormhole led?
rolled 94 = 94>>19939456Wait a sec! They opened a portal! Shouldn't that mean the portal opened on the other end too? We should be able to track it to it's destination!
>>19939479That little ninety-four just about assured it I think.
<Onyx, did you manage to calculate where the escape pod led to?><I have the data.> Onyx said. <But it will take time to calculate. The wormhole was not completely opened, and closed prematurely.>
>>19939479Yep. There was a wormhole and 94 just makes it sure.Track it. Go in it. KILL.
>>19939493Okay, awesome. In that case let's take a break and clean the gore off our armor.
>>19939493See if we can hook the alium tech up to our power source.
>>19939493Give me an estimate.For now we can interrogate the hell out of the prisoners we acquired. Also do you want to take some crystals, whatever metals the ship is made of and the corpses of the creatures we killed? They might advance SCIENCE by a fair bit.
"We've got some time, let's move some of the more valuable looking items back to the ships."
>>19939512Salvage everything we can. We should probably treat the clones as rescued prisoners unless they get hostile.
<Give me an estimate.> <Several hours, give or take.> Onyx says."Okay, we have some spare time." You say. "Let's take some of the alium tech with us.""Right." Lucca says, and her back thrums. "I'm stowing a little bit of everything- crystals, metal, and those obelisk things."she closes her eyes, and the mining drones get to work."I'm being careful with the crystals, though." She said, as you climb through the airlock and back into the Sleipnir."We took very little damage." Azure said. "And both Grayson and the unidentified woman are both still sleeping, but I suspect they'll awaken soon."<<I hear you got some Emperor technology.>> Phi says, crawling on one of the walls. <<Give it to me- I'll see what I can study from it.>>
>>19939548Let's see what you can get from this.
>>19939548Have fun, don't break anything, let us know what you learn. You remember Alli Templar don't you Azure? You were there. Crazy chick, had a knife, we blew her up with a copious amount of C4.
>>19939588Fun times were had. And after we got drunk so much we had settled with nat100 girl.
"Have fun. Don't break anything, and let us know what you learn."<<I will.>> Phi says. <<Seeing that escape pod blow is the greatest thing I have ever heard- of course I'll give you the tools to do it more.>>He turned around, and started crawling away."You remember Alli Templar, don't you, Azure? You were there. Crazy chick, had a knife, we blew her up with a copious amount of C4...""I remember it vaguely." Azure says. "But that can't be her- she was blown up, as you said. So she is simply similar looking, and thus, unidentified."Azure's head tilted. "Grayson is waking up." She said.
>>19939626Hello, chap. What's up?
You approach Grayson, and he slowly pushes himself up, squinting up at the lights."Ugh, my head hurts." He said, scratching at his wrists. "Dave? That you?""Yeah." You say. "What's up?""Not much." He said, shaking his head. "Where's Alli?"
>>19939653I'll answer that in a minute.First what are the armed forces of the Adeptus Mechanus called?How long have we known each other?Do I live in Antarctica?On a scale from 1-10 how crazy is Alli Templar?Has EE performed any mergers with any other companies recently?
>>19939653What do You remember?
>>19939653Right there, she hasn't woken up yet.She's looking quite well for someone who was disintegrated.
>>19939653"Do you know where you are, Grayson?"
"I'll answer that in a minute." You say. "First, what are the armed forces of the Adeptus Mechanus called?""Those are those techpriest guys you keep talking about, right? I have no clue." He said."How long have we known eachother?""Since they put the bullfrog in you." He said. "A few months, give or take."Do I live in antarctica?""Yes and no." Grayson said. "You're supposed to be my roommate, but then you fuck off to antarctica and sleep in Valhalla instead. But you still pay rent, so I don't mind.""Has EE performed any mergers with any other companies recently?""Of course; They merged with KI, after the whole Resurgence issue was dealt with." He said."Do you know where you are, Grayson?""This looks like one of the rooms on the Sleipnir." He said"On a scale from one to ten, how crazy is Allison Templar?""Not very." He said. "Uh. . a three? Why are you asking me these questions, Dave?"
>>19939711The answer's Skiitari, that's the armed forces of the AM. You should know this by now. Grayson, look at your wrist, you should notice something very important missing. Tell me what isn't there and then tell me why it isn't there.
>>19939711No reason, the aliums can read minds so that didn't verify your identity at all.What were you doing on that ship?
"The answer is Skiitari." You say. "That's the armed forces of Adeptus Mechanus. You should know this by now."He held his head, closing his eyes."Grayson, look at your wrist. You should notice something very important missing."He looked down, and scratched at his wrist."Tell me what isn't there, and then tell me why it isn't there."Then he twitched."Recoil-less implants." He said, in a cold voice. Emotionless. "I remember. They. . they took them out, and .. did something. Made it like it was never there."Blood dripped from his nose.
>>19939753This isn't good. Get Grayson immediate medical attention to deal with him bleeding from the face. Don't have him think further about it until we get him stabilized.
"Don't think about it." You say."Right, okay." Grayson said, and he relaxed.<Azure, get grayson some medical attention.> You say.<On it. I'll also be scanning him.> She says. <The nosebleed is indicative of when your brain took damage- I'll see if he has the same sort of effect.>As soon as the blood started, it stopped, and he sniffed."My head really hurts." He says. "I don't suppose you have any painkillers here, do you?"
>>19939769This, definitely this. We should probably also see if we can determine the root cause of the bleeding from the face.
>>19939792If we don't we can synthesize some. Get Grayson his painkillers, tell him to rest, have Azure scan his brain and see what she can get out of him. Then we get to have a chat with our old friend Alli.
>>19939815If Alli is similarly amnesiac, let's avoid provoking a similar reaction and/or causing the crazy to resurface, yes?
>>19939824Yes, we'll very gently explore where her memories end, what she thinks of us, all of that jazz. Maybe ask how she got here, but don't press her on anything.
>>19939824Hopefully she's not a psycho zombie thing this time.
>>19939792"Don't know, it's likely a counter measure of sorts to prevent you from divulging their secrets."
<Azure, synthesize some.><Right.> Azure says. She walks into the room, wearing a nurse's hat on top of her faceless, robotic head, with painkillers in one hand. she gives them to Grayson, and he takes them. Gladly."You should get some rest.""Definitely." Grayson says. "As long as you promise to tell me what's going on when I wake up."Without waiting for a response, he lays back down, closing his eyes.Azure's sensor suite clicks on, and starts making a warbling noise."He's asleep." She says. "I'll scan him and see what I can find. The unidentified woman is waking up.""Right." You say. "Let's go talk to her."You walk into the other room, and Alli is sitting on the side of the bed, kicking her legs back and forth."Hey, Bro." She says, with a wide smile.
>>19939851Hey, little sis. How'd you slept?
>>19939840Yeah, let's not mention that just now, hey? We have no idea how sensitive that trigger is.
"You died." you say.She rolls her head to the side and giggles."Of course I didn't." She said. "Unless you're dead too, and we're both in heaven.""But Garrett, you never believed in that crap, did you?" She asked.
>>19939866Bad idea is bad. Howabout no.
>>19939880Well....this is awkward. On the plus side, she doesn't know Garrett is dead, which avoids triggering the crazy. On the minus side....yeah, any conversation with her is gonna be a minefield.
>>19939880*Told'ya*Naaah, I have never believed in it. Now, little sis, let's play a little game. What is the last thing you remeber?
>>19939880Should definitely play this a lot nicer. We have no confirmation she is still the batshit crazy Alli from our startings out.Given how her and Grayson were paired, I'm thinking the Emperors scanned their minds and put them together accordingly or made Grayson an Alli based off what he remembers."I'm sorry Alli, I'm not your brother. Just someone who is trying to help. Do you know where you were?"
"Wait, what?""Don't wait what me." She said.".. Naah, I never have. Now, little sis, let's play a game. What's the last thing you remember?""I was just talking to Grayson." She said. "He was acting odd, though. Guilty. Kept scratching at his wrists. What, did he steal one of your girls or something?" She asked, still kicking her feet back and forth, dangling them off of the edge of her bed.
>>19939880"Clearly, reports of your demise were greatly exaggerated. What's the last thing you remember?"
>>19939954Ruffle her hair."Nah, it's all good."
>>19939954"And what does the name 'Dave' mean to you?"
"Nah, it's all good." You say, ruffling her hair. She scrunches up her nose and giggles."What does the name 'Dave' mean to you?" You ask.She threw her head back, looking up at your helmet."That's your name, isn't it?" she asked.
>>19939987"Hey, I've got something to take care of, all right? I'll be back.">>19939978Why, oh, why, must you dance through the minefield?
>>19940006It is. Why had you name me Garret then?
>>19940015"Why'd you call me Garrett, then?"
>>19940006"It... It is. Alli, I don't know if you're messing with me, or if those things scrubbed your memory. There's a lot to tell you, and I know for a fact you won't like it."
"It is." You say. "Why did you call me Garrett, then?""That's your name, isn't it?" She asked... in the same, exact tone. The look in her eyes said that she didn't seem confused at all.
>>19940055Wow, she has been brainfucked into oblivion.Tell me kiddo, what can you remember from before Grayson scratching his wrists? If you can't remember anything don't worry about it.
>>19940055Dayson Garrett. It's a nice name, I say.
fucking aliums and their damn biotech considering both Grayson and Alli they must of had a field day working on their brains to make them into a "pet". Plus how the hell did they make a clone of Alli any way?
>>19940055So i guess we got that settled. Want to help me?
>>19940081>daysonWelp meant to write Dave Garrett
"Who's Grayson?""You know Grayson." She said, chuckling. "He's your roommate, your friend from the military, and he worked with you in EE before you left for antarctica." She said."Tell me, kiddo, what can you remember from before Grayson scratching his wrists? If you can't remember anything, don't worry about it.""Oh, I just remember being on the Sleipnir." She said. "And then everyone started falling asleep. When I woke up, Grayson was there. So we talked."
>>19940055"Right. There's a lot I need to fill you in on, but that can wait. Get some sleep for now, okay?"
Either they used our crews memories to synthesize a matching background for her, or she has some kind of weird mind reading that is subconsciously creating a background from our (meaning everyone on the ship) memories.
>>19940096That's great kiddo. Get some sleep, you deserve it. Pat her on the head, ruffle her hair and tuck her in.
>>19940164Of the two, more likely the former. Otherwise Grayson would be just as messed up.
"That's great, kiddo." You say. "Get some sleep, you deserve it.""Right. I do deserve it, don't I." She said, confidently.She lay back down, on her side, and you tuck her in, before leaving the room."I've finished my scanning of Grayson." Azure said, still wearing the nurse's hat. "He still has evidence of having implants in his wrists, but they've been removed and repaired- even the wristbone has been reshaped. Genetically, he's identical. And the nosebleed was minor- just a bit of a strain. No major brain damage, but he did seem to be having migraines for unknown reasons."
>>19940248Would it be fair to say they probably tore through Grayson's mind to build memories for Alli?
>>19940248"So, probably NOT a clone. I doubt they have the technical knowhow to install implants, nor that they'd go to the trouble of removing the real one's implants, reimplanting them on a clone and then removing them. Do you think they conditioned his mind so he can't talk about what they did to him, without his brain melting?"
>>19940248Nice hat Azure, it suits you. This is Alli, or at least it thinks it is. But things are rather weird, she thinks we're friends, that she's alive, she thinks I'm both myself and her brother at the same time, no contradictions there and that she was on the Sleipnir when the Emperors came.
>>19940248Head back to talk to Grayson, and have Azure scan him while we're talking to him. If he has another attack, that might give us some insight, but we're not going to intentionally provoke one.."You up for a little more Twenty Questions? And let me know if you start getting a migraine again."
>>19940269This.The other aliums mentioned that they can just download information from the mind. How long until the wormhole is computed?
so instead of bullshit tech hacking they got bullshit bio hacking what fun. after all who knows what surprises now lies within the bodies of our captured friends. also how the fuck did they make Alli anyway?
>>19940367A little genetic material and a lot of mindfuckery? Probably used information from Grayson to build her mind with.
<How long until the wormhole is computed?><Roughly 25% percent complete.> Onyx said."Nice hat, Azure.""Thank you." she says, bowing."So, he's probably not a clone. I doubt that they'd have the technical knowhow to install implants, nor that they'd go to the trouble of removing the real one's implants, reimplanting them on a clone and then removing them. Do you think they conditioned his mind so he can't talk about what they did to him, without his brain melting?""I don't believe so." She said. "There would be more significant damage, if so, from your questioning.""In here is Alli, or at least it thinks it is. Things are rather weird, though. She thinks we're friends, that she's alive, she thinks I'm both myself and her brother at the same time, no contradictions there and that she was on the Sleipnir when the Emperors came.""Should I scan her, as well?" Azure asked. "Because I am wearing the hat still, after all."She lifted it up, and it clinked as she set it back down."Portable scanner." She said. "I don't know why Jun shaped it like this, though."
>>19940406Because Jun has a sense of humor. Please scan her, she seems to be more mentally screwy than Grayson and we don't even know where they got the body from. Maybe they made it.I'll talk with Grayson some more.
"Because Jun has a sense of humor. Please scan her- she seems to be more mentally screwy than Grayson, and we don't even know where they got the body from.""Right." She says. "I'll get right to it."She walks into the room, and you hear Alli say 'Hello!' in an cheerful voice.Now you need to talk to Grayson.You go over to his room, and open the door. He's sitting back, eyes closed."So." He said. "That isn't actually Alli, is it?"
no she isn't, we both know what happened to the real one.
>>19940574"Probably not, I'm pretty sure I was forced to vaporize the real one with C4. We'll know more once Azure finishes scanning her.She thinks I'm Dave and Garrett, and doesn't seem to understand that there's a contradiction there."
>>19940574I doubt it. The most logical explanation is that they picked your brain and made her from your memories. She thinks that I'm Gareth, but also calls me Dave. She also believes that she was with us when the emperors attacked.
>>19940574"I'm not sure, Azure's scanning her now. She thinks I'm her brother and me and remembers being on the Sleipnir. If she is or isn't, I have a hunch they used your memories to fill in the gaps for her."
"Probably not." You say. "I'm pretty sure I was forced to vaporize the real one with C4. We'll know more once Azure finishes scanning her.""I remember the C4 thing, too." Grayson said. "That's why I know that wasn't the real her."He frowned."She thinks I'm both Dave and Garrett, and doesn't seem to understand that there's a contradiction there.""Well... I knew she was dead, and saw her in front of me, and I didn't see the contradiction there either." He said. "Not until just recently.""The most logical explanation is that they picked your brain and made her from your memories."He shrugged."Why would they do that?" He asked.
>>19940659"Why wouldn't they?"
>>19940659To get more pets I suppose. We don't really know why they take so many "pets"
>>19940659"No idea. I don't even know where they would've gotten the DNA to make her."
>>19940685This, but add: "You weren't like keeping a lock of her hair or something, were you?"
"Why wouldn't they?" You ask. "I don't even know where they would've gotten the DNA to make her. You weren't like, keeping a lock of her hair or something, were you?""Of course not. EE does have her DNA recorded, though." Grayson said. "From the time you shot her with the gauss rifle. We stored some of her blood."
>>19940708But none of us had that data on the ship, did we?
>>19940708"That's probably where they got it, then. What were they having the two of you doing, and did you see any others?"
>>19940708Yeah, but how in hell would they have gotten that?This is seriously weird. Are there still any pockets of cognitive dissonance? Do you remember anything from your time on the ship?
"Yeah, but how in hell would they have gotten that?"He shrugged."This is seriously weird. are there still any pockets of cognitive dissonance? Do you remember anything from your time on the ship?""I remember a little." He said. "But it's hazy. I remember waking up in some kind of chamber, and they tore my implants out. Then they put.. I don't know. Real wrists in? And then there were.. a lot of them. Like, five or six of the Emperors or whatever, and they were speaking in strange, strange words. One took Amy, one took Karin and Ishelda, and the last took Abel. I don't remember anything else."
>>19940795These bitches are going to die painful painful deaths. They took Amy, they took my cat, they took my bro.What did they look like? Could you give me a description so I know what to kill?
"These bitches are going to die painful, painful deaths. They took Amy, they took my cat, they took my bro.""They also took my girlfriend, if you didn't notice." Grayson said, opening his eyes."What did they look like? Could you give me a description so I know what to kill?""No, I can't." He said. "I was... out of it. We all were. My eyes wouldn't focus properly. They were all much, much taller than us, though."Azure walked into the room. "She isn't human." She says. "She's.. genetically sideways, so to speak. She looks human, and acts human, but on the most basic level, she isn't."
>>19940882Is she a stable life-form, or is her body going to break down?
>>19940882"Any idea what she is then? Do you think she's dangerous, or unstable?"
>>19940882Details would be nice Azure. How does it differ, is she pretty much another species put into a human mold?
>>19940882"Can you elaborate on that at all?"
>>19940882Do the grafts replacing Grayson's implants exhibit similar characteristics?
"Is she a stable life-form, or is her body going to break down?""She's stable." Azure says. "In fact, her telomeres are abnormally durable. In fact, I suspect she'll live longer than the rest of you.""Details would be nice, Azure. How does it differ? Is she pretty much another species put into a human mold?""Not at all." She said. "She's built as if someone constructed her with the purpose of explicitly making a human.""Do you think she's dangerous, or unstable?""No, not at all." Azure said. "I can't be certain about her psychology, but she greeted me as if we were friends- despite the fact that I'm obviously a weapon.""Do the grafts replacing Grayson's implants exhibit similar characteristics?""No, the grafts are explicitly his. Cloned, I would suspect."
>>19940971Well I guess we can keep her around. We shouldn't let her wander however, since I'd bet she was built for ease of control.
>>19940971Okay. Had to check.So they probably built her based off of everyone's memories of her. Though the why of it is a bit of a mystery.Grayson, next time I go talk to her you should come with. You'll probably have insights I won't, and you'll probably help keep her from flying off the handle if and when we let her in on the bad news.
"Okay, I had to check." You say."Of course." Grayson said."So, they probably built her based off of everyone's memories of her. Though the why of it is a bit of a mystery." You say. "Grayson, next time I go talk to her, you should come with. You'll probably have insights I won't, and you'll probably help keep her from flying off the handle if and when we let her in on the bad news.""You intend on telling her?" Grayson asked. "I'm not . . I'm not sure that's a good idea. What if she goes insane again?"
"I suppose I should go try to talk with her. Let her know the truth."
>>19941126"Would you rather she live on in starry-eyed half-looney ignorance? We have to at least try and get her to see the truth, without her going bonkers again."
>>19941126"Do you think it would be better if we simply put her in Jun's care for now?"
>>19941126I don't know. I have no idea how we're supposed to fix this, but we'll have to tell her eventually if we want her to have anything resembling a real life.
>>19941126"We're going to have to play it by ear. We're definitely not going to tell her just yet, but letting her figure it out on her own could turn out just as badly."
"I don't know." You say. "I have no idea how we're supposed to fix this, but we'll have to tell her eventually if we want her to have anything resembling a real life."He took a deep breath."If she's even alive." He said in a low voice. "Well... Okay." He said, and pulled himself to his feet. "Let's go talk to her."The two of you walk into Alli's room, and she's sitting up, legs dangling over the edge of her bed. "Hey, bro! Grayson. Who was that robot chick earlier?"
>>19941190That was Azure, she's a friend.
>>19941190"Alli, please. Stop calling me bro or Garrett or... It hurts, okay? Just..."Take off our helmet. Note Exabyte needs to be more creative with names. (Garett. Gareth. You silly goose.)
What ifWhat if Amy's making out with a alium Dave copy right now.
"That was Azure." You say. "She's a friend.""Well, of course." She said. "Those claws, though... they reminded me of something.""Alli, please. Stop calling me bro, or Garrett, or... It hurts, okay? Just...""Yeah..." She says, hanging her head. "Garrett died..." She blinked, then looked up. "Hey, Dave, can I see what hides behind your helmet?" She asked, smiling. "I'm curious."
>>19941242That would set precedent, so we would probably get our 3-some with Lucca by the end of this.
>>19941190"Azure, one of the AI's who hangs out in my spine, only with a body.She...has some interesting results from your medical scan, but we'll get to that in a minute."Emphasize that we care about her first, then try to show her the logical inconsistencies, then give her the real story as best we know it. After that, remind her about the caring, and let her ask as many questions as she likes.Let her know that, while we aren't really her brother in the strict sense, we're willing to be. (Unless we aren't. I am, I dunno about the rest of you guys.)
>>19941255"If you like, sure." be a bit on guard though, this is starting to get kinda weird in a 'Sure, you can come inside Mr. Vampire' kind of way.
>>19941255You know what I look like, Alli.
>>19941255Make sure our nervous system is turned off first. Be prepared for sudden facehugger attack. Take it off."Listen, Alli. It wasn't just Garrett that died. You did, too."
"If you like, sure." You say. You remove your helmet. . .and she looks closely at you. The nods, as if she confirmed something to herself."You need a shave, bro." She said, wrinkling her nose."Listen, Alli. It wasn't just Garrett that died." You say. "...You did, too."She stares you straight in the eyes."Psh, yeah right." She says, finally, rolling her eyes.
>>19941311I'm telling the truth. You kinda lost it after Garret died. I'm sorry, I well and truly am.
>>19941311"Come on, do you really think I'd kid about something like that? Do you think I'm the kind of person who would say something hurtful like that for kicks? I'm saying it, because you deserve to know the truth, no matter how painful it is."Alright, give her the full story.
>>19941311Do we have any recordings from that fight? If so play them on our helmet screen."You did Ali. This is what you were like before you died."
>>19941311There isn't really any reason to press this issue. Drop her off at Jun, it's probably the best for everybody involved. At least for now.
>>19941311All right, it looks like the cognitive dissonance is hardwired into her. Anything that will get through it is likely to reduce her to a quivering wreck or send her back into psychopathy.
>>19941335Whoah, let's not suddenly pull that out of nowhere with no context. We want to break her in gently, the girl she's based off of has a history of snapping after all.
>>19941353It's too early to say that. This could still be regular denial. I mean, if someone came up to you and said "Oh hey you've been dead for the last five years and all your memories are fake" you wouldn't believe them either.
>>19941370I'm saying the cognitive dissonance is hardwired because she's referring to us as 'bro' after saying that she knows that Garrett died.
>>19941400That seemed more like force of habit to me. I think we should still try. Gently of course, but still.
"Come on, do you really think I'd kid about something like that? Do you think I'm the kind of person who would say something hurtful like that for kicks? I'm saying it, because you deserve to know the truth, no matter how painful it is.""Then... what's the truth?"And then you tell her. You tell her about the molotov, about the monomolecular knife, about the EMP bomb she used on you. You tell her about how she kidnapped Abel, lost her arm, and got augmented.She shook her head. "That's- that's not me. I don't remember that."
>>19941422I know you don't. But remember that no matter what happens you're Alli. Nothing else really matters. Could you give me a basic timeline of you meeting Dave?
>>19941422"You're right. It's not you. You have the name and memories of Ali Templar, but you are a different person. I know it's painful, but you have a shot at life where she didn't."
>>19941422It's you and it's not. It was Alli Templar, but it wasn't the Alli Templar I'm talking to right now. Let's just leave it at that.
>>19941422"You're right actually, that isn't you. That Alli died. She was put on a cocktail of combat enhancing drugs that fried out any humanity she had, and forced me to kill her." play the clip if she seems incredulous (now is the right time for it with context and all).Then pull up the results of Azure's scan, compare it to a human baseline for her."I know this must be terrifying to you, but I promise I'll be here for you."
>>19941422"No. It isn't. It's who you were, but not who you are. You are and are not Alli Templar, at the same time. Even if you don't remember, I never got a chance to say this before I had to, uh... Blow you up with a few pounds of plastic explosive. And I'd like to now. I'm sorry, Alli. I'm sorry for what happened to Garrett. I'm sorry it hurt you so badly. And I'm sorry that led to the unfortunate series of events leading up to your reconstruction. The question is, what now?"
>>19941462>"You're right actually, that isn't you. That Alli died. She was put on a cocktail of combat enhancing drugs that fried out any humanity she had, and forced me to kill her." play the clip if she seems incredulous (now is the right time for it with context and all).Dude, let's not do that. Even if she's a clone, she seems to have human feelings and that seems just cruel.
"I know you don't." You say. "You're right. It's not you. You have the name and memories of Allison Templar, but you're a different person. I know it's painful, but you have a shot of life where she didn't."She shook her head."Show me some kind of proof. About this... other Alli." She asked. "Show me some proof of this fake, bro."
>>19941488"The fact that you know me as both Dave and Gareth doesn't seem strange to you?"Show her one of the clips. Preferably one without the zombie augs.
>>19941488*sigh* This isn't going to go over well, but she is asking for it. Cue up the video of her death and show her the results of Azure's scan.
>>19941488"I wanted to avoid this...it's pretty unpleasant, and one of my biggest regrets."Do it. Maybe give her a hug afterwards if she seems like she needs it.
>>19941488We must have footage stored away. There was a security camera which we took a video from, of her throwing the molotov. Plus, the one of her watching us being kidnapped through her phone.And, of course, the medical chart showing her as an alium reconstruction.
"I wanted to avoid this... it's pretty unpleasant, and one of my biggest regrets.">"That's horrible..." Your own voice says through the helmet. "But it was an accident. That woman may be single-minded and overzealous about her job, but she's no murderer.">"That doesn't matter." A crazed Alli says. "She's the one who put events into motion. I'm just acting out the result! Cause and effect!"Alli gapes, watching the helmet, jaw wide, as events play out.>"Oh, yes. Choice. If I have so much choice, then this is my choice." The recording says, her voice twisting into something very, very dark. "I will kill her, and I will kill you. That's my choice. See you around, Dave."You fast forward to the point she was auged and combat-drugged. Stunned, Alli watches her real self rampage about, snarling mindlessly. . .And she winces when the bomb goes off.She turns to you. "Play it again." She said.
>>19941583"...are you sure?" if she is, do so. Maybe with a comforting hand on her shoulder this time.
>>19941583If you want. I'm sorry that this happened. I'm not angry at you, I'm angry that I wasn't able to help you, I tried and it just wasn't enough. Put our hand on her shoulder or hold her hand for this.
>>19941583"You sure about that?"
>>19941583Play it for her again, and explain."You.../she/ had a psychotic break. She disconnected from reality."
"...Are you sure?" you ask, putting a hand on her shoulder.She closes her eyes, and shakes her head. "No, I'm not sure." She says."No, That's not me." She says. "Nevermind. I don't need to see it again."She shook her head again, as if dispelling her thoughts. "So, bro." She said. "What've you guys been up to?"
>>19941631"What memories of us do you have? I know you have memories of being on the Slepnier, and those are probably fairly accurate, even if they are false.
>>19941631No it isn't you. Well taking down a conspiracy, setting up a bitching pad in Antarctica, I'm going out with Amy now, and currently I'm going to kick the teeth in of these Aliums who took the people I care about.
"What memories of us do you have? I know you have memories of being on the sleipnir, and those are probably fairly accurate, even if they're false."".. What do you mean?" She asked. "I don't have any false memories. You know what I remember, because you were there."
>>19941694What? Explain that one for me real quick?
"What? Explain that one for me real quick.""Well, I met you right after you got the thingy in your back. You, Grayson and I all played poker." She said. "Grayson won, remember?"She rolled her eyes. "Do I have to explain everything, bro?"
>>19941723"Grayson and I played poker, yeah. But you weren't there. The other you I first met when she tried to set Jun Viridian on fire. The you-you I met recently on an alien ship, where you'd been cloned."Show her the genetic chart.
>>19941723Ummm....if we have video logs of the game in question, show her. New theory. They built her memories off OURS.
In response, you go back.All the way back.To the very first real memory you had, since you had gotten the bullfrog. Playing poker with grayson, and losing. You show her on the helmet, and she just watches for a few moments, and then shrugged. "Of course Grayson would win that time, too. He's good at poker. Garrett always complains about it."
Just fucking kill her. She's insane as hell and probably some sort of spy. Jesus christ, you're reasoning with something that's barely even sentient.
>>19941785That's the game you were just talking about, Alli. The game right after I got the implant. I...think your memories are based off of mine.
>>19941800Fuck that. We're trying to fix this danged clone no matter what it takes.>>19941808This, pretty much. Lord, she probably likes Amy, too.
"That's the game you were just talking about, Alli. The game right after I got the implant. I... think your memories are based off of mine.""Now, you're just being silly, bro." She said. "Those images on the helmet are from your memories, right? I've never even seen them before."
>>19941855That just means that your memories don't cover the time after your...Alli's...the OTHER Alli's psychotic break. Which is probably for the best.Quick test: What do you think about Amy?
>>19941855"But look. You're not there. It's just me and Grayson."
>>19941855"Right, but my memories and your memories are directly contradictory. Understand?"
"But look. You're not there. It's just me and Grayson.""That's obviously from a different game, then." She said. "I know my memories, and I know they aren't fake.""Quick test." You say. "What do you think of Amy?""Amy? That little girl with the legs? Or, uh. . .lack?" She asked, then shrugged. "I only met her once or twice, but she's kind of annoying."
>>19941934"Okay. At least you've not got a carbon copy of my memories with some modifications. Alli, just watch the video again. I know you think your memories are real. But they aren't. You're a copy of Alli Templar, and the real Alli Templar did NOT like me very much. You weren't born. You were engineered. I think the Emperors made you as some kind of experiment in constructing people's minds. A sick and twisted experiment. Disconnect yourself from every memory before you woke up on the Sleipnir. They're nothing more than dreams and half-truths, amalgamated from numerous people."
"Okay. At least you've not got a carbon copy of my memories with some modifications. Alli, just watch the video again. I know you think your memories are real. But they aren't. You're a copy of Alli Templar, and the real Alli Templar did NOT like me very much. You weren't born. You were engineered. I think the Emperors made you as some kind of experiment in constructing people's minds. A sick and twisted experiment. Disconnect yourself from every memory before you woke up on the Sleipnir. They're nothing more than dreams and half-truths, amalgamated from numerous people.""Ga- Br- Dave." She said, stuttering and shaking her head. "I- I can't just forget things. You could show me all the proof in the world. . but if my memories are fake, then whatever you're showing me will be fake too. Nothing's real." She said, and stood. "If my memories are fake... so are you. So am I. So is Grayson over there."She leaned toward you, and in her eyes, you see the same thing you saw when she was pointing a knife toward you."So Dave." She asked, in a pleading tone. "Is everything real, or is nothing real?"
>>19941989Put this voice in our collective subconscious out of its misery. It's sociopathic.All right, fair enough. But you remember things that "Allison Templar" shouldn't remember. We can deal with that later, though. Do you remember Jun?
>>19942077She really needs a hug right now. We're getting a second chance and I don't like screwing up twice."You're real, I'm real, Grayson's real. We'll get you through this, I swear."
>>19941934"Ali, listen. I care about you, I really do. But even you have to admit that there are far too many inconsistencies here for your memories to be true if you really scrutinize them.The truth, as best I know it, is that the real Ali died in that explosion, and I haven't had any contact with an Alison Templar until today when I found you on that ship. Even if you have these memories, I don't. And I don't want to be mean, but mine are backed up and checked by multiple AI's for inconsistencies.I'm not sure how you came to be here, Ali. But know that now that you are, I'm going to do my best to take care of you."
>>19942077Look, I'd rather not kill you again. People would start questioning me kill list if people turn up on it twice.You are a real you, just not the you you think you are.
>>19942077Hug her. "It's real now. I'm sorry I had to put you through that."
"You're real, I'm real, Grayson's real." You say, hugging her. She clings tightly to you. "We'll get you through this, I swear. I'm sorry I had to put you through that.""It's fine." She said, in a small voice. "You've always done what you thought was right for me, bro."
>>19942189Damn. It must hurt whenever she calls us that.
rolled 37 = 37>>19942189I'm not your bro, he's gone, cal me Dave...and for now your memories are as real as they need to be. sleep well little one, I have work to do to...leave the room, lock the door.clean weapons, and re-read the instructions on the javelin till onyx has done his physics."I wonder what else Amy did to it..."and I wonder if they left Amy's gear behind...
>>19942189Okay, hang in there. Do you remember the AIs and the rest of Sleipnir's crew?
>>19942261I wonder if they've 'fixed' Amy too. We should bring some spare legs, just in case.
"Call me Dave." You say. "Sleep well, I have work to do. Hang in there.""I will, bro." She says. It must hurt whenever she calls you that... but does it hurt you... or hurt her? You and Grayson leave the room, and you lock the door.<Onyx, how long until the wormhole is calculated?> You ask.<95% complete. Estimated five minutes.>You take the time off to examine the Javelin, and make sure the Mjolnir is fine. The Javelin seems... beefed up, somehow, and the few notes Amy has don't help much- most of her notes are on her wrist computer, and it went with her, along with the Hydra and her monomolecular dagger. All you can tell from the few chicken-scratch notes Jun had found in her lab are are 'Recoil?? Dave would need his powersuit' and 'oh god why so many heatsinks where does the heat even come from. coolant pipes maybe?'.<I've completed the calculations.> Onyx said.>Roll 1d6. Higher is better. Taking only first. Fate point usage disallowed for this roll.
rolled 1 = 1>>19942398
rolled 1 = 1>>19942398what fate point?
rolled 2 = 2>>19942425Let's see what I would have rolled if you hadn't.
<I've located the other end of the wormhole.> Onyx says. <It appears to be a small location in an asteroid field, some fifty light years away from earth. Shall I go there?>
>>19942425FFFFFFUCK... YOU! God damn it!
rolled 1 = 1>>19942487>>19942486>>19942425Nice things?>/tg/-diceNope.
>>19942491Let's do this, but don't teleport us right to where they were going. Get us some distance to survey first.
rolled 93 = 93>>19942491Go there with the force of one thousand suns.
rolled 93 = 93>>19942491what kind of asteroid field?take us to a point well outside of the field I don't want to end up half way through an asteroid
>>19942504I SURE DO TRUST ALL THESE NOKOD DICE.
>>19942077>>19942189Hey, if we are going to play the role of big bro -anyway-, why did it seem necessary to you guys to put her through an existential crisis?
>>19942491Take us in.
>>19942548Because it's not right to let someone live a lie.
>>19942545What are you talking about?There is literally one person doing Noko dice out of those three.Don't be a butt.
"Let's do this." You say. "But don't teleport us right to where they were going. Get us some distance to survey, first."<Acknowledged.> Onyx says. <Calculating with modified parameters... charging...>The wait is rather unnerving. You.. you have a bad feeling about this.When you appear, you see four Emperor ships, drifting through the void, and in the distance... is a small group of thinner, slimmer ships, dark green in color, shaped like needles dart toward the Emperors, and fire neon lasers.Whatever these needle-ship aliums are...They don't have a chance.An emperor ship's crystal glows. . .and three needle ships explode, a pulse of energy enveloping them.Then a second ship's crystal starts glowing.
>>19942594Fuck, we need to keep that last guy alive. If they have a beef with the Emperors, we're going to be bff.
>>19942576Right, sorry. Apparently the phone interface hides emails. I'll show myself out.
rolled 44 = 44>>19942543if it's a planar field take us to a point normal to the plane so we can look down/up on it to observe. begin charging capacitors as soon as transfer is complete. we might want to port out ASAP.secondary target being this general area.
>>19942594Fuck. If we intervene, do we stand a chance at coming out on top, or at least forcing a draw?
rolled 81 = 81>>19942594OPEN FIRE! AIM FOR THE CRYSTALS! FULL BROADSIDE!
"Onyx, start charging the capacitors in case we need to bug out."<Understood.>"Magenta, aim for the crystals. Full broadside."<Let's show these fuckers what they're dealing with.> Magenta says.The torrent of gauss projectiles tear through the sky, flying toward the crystal-And then they deflect off of some kind of shield, sparking and stopping their momentum completely.The third emperor ship turns toward you, and the crystal starts glowing.
rolled 27 = 27>>19942594blast into combat cripple one emperor ship, catch escape pods as they bear.blast "we will rock you" through all wavelengths "Magenta charge the main guns and bring the broadsides to bear."lets be about this then CHARGE!!
rolled 1 = 1>>19942669Fire the main gun! Crew to battle stations! Shields up!
rolled 47 = 47>>19942669Divert power to foward shields. After the assault bring up the BIG GUN!!
>>19942669Crap. We need to be at knife-range to damage these guys, which means one-on-one is our only currently viable option. Two semi-random jumps, please, Onyx, it's officially time to bug out.
>>19942669How's the last needle ship doing? If the emperors are getting to close, try to distract them.We can't allow our potential allies to be destroyed.
rolled 43 = 43>>19942669lets pull one of Lucas' own moves on them. we've got hover-plates everywhere right? lets crab around in random directions to avoid hits. SHIELDS TO MAXIMUM POWER! CLOSE TO GRAPLING DISTANCE!
rolled 39 = 39>>19942701Rerolling for it, hopefully I can get higher.
rolled 88 = 88>>19942669Fire the oversized disintegration cannon!
"Fire the main gun!" you cry.<On it.> Magenta says, and the disintigration cannon starts spinning up, charging.The third emperor ship's crystal suddenly goes dark.A dozen small, sparking crystals appear on the bridge.And then they explode.Your head's ringing when you push yourself back up, and everything is blackened and charred.<I was able to deflect our shields inside and lower the strength of the explosions.> Azure says. <But our shields are at five percent.>The crystal starts glowing again, and you jink to the side just as the crystals appear to the side of you, and then they explode."Onyx, it's time to bug out!"<Understood.> Onyx says, and the Sleipnir shakes.
rolled 14 = 14>>19942750Get a shot off before we go.
rolled 93 = 93>>19942777Three sevens and I rolled a fourteen. Weird. One reroll then I put the dice down.
rolled 41 = 41>>19942750Any equipment damaged?
rolled 66 = 66>>19942750"is everyone alright?""onyx is the porter' still functional?""charge it and prepare calculations to bring us into dynamic hug range of one of those ships if we can if not then drop us close and in a totally different direction to them"(round 2 FIGHT)
"Fire." You say.The red beam of light blasts out, and slams into the shield of the emperor ship."What's the shaking?" Lucca asked, pulling off her slagged helmet.<The Needle ship is using us for cover.> Onyx said. <It's making the teleportation difficult. I'm taking it with us.>The Sleipnir and the needle ship appear in space, completely alone."Any equipment damaged?""My helmet." Lucca said. "My guns. . . All of my equipment is pretty much fucked.""Mine too." Lucas said. You look over to him.. and he's missing half of his body, blown the fuck up, cables writhing through red and black charred flesh, piecing him back together.<It's sending us transmissions.> Cyan says. <It's in no understandable language.. but it seems to have an AI of it's own. I can attempt to fork myself and integrate with it.>
rolled 92 = 92>>19942825See if you can integrate with a fork of it, so we've got a translator. No sense stealing their ship running AI.
rolled 40 = 40>>19942825Do so.
>>19942825"Azure, your recommendation regarding the fork?"
rolled 98 = 98>>19942825maintain a close watch over the interactions and terminate communications on your own discretion, I don't want some strange bugger doing my translating. magenta use a couple of drites to hang onto the ship, do no damage but make certain it cannot evade.Cyan as soon as possible I want a teleconference call to that ship.onyx run full system rundown I need to know whats broken and fix it most directly.
"Do so." You say. "Be careful, and don't give them any control."<Acknowledged.> Cyan said.You hear pinging noises, and then a strange trilling.<<Query: What was your purpose in the previous location?>><<Query: What was your reason for engaging the *UNTRANSLATABLE*?>><I'll call those the Emperors from now on, for simplicity.> Cyan said.<<Query: How\Why did you translocate we\our gamma ship?>><<Statement: Will reciprocate information for information.>>
rolled 18 = 18>>19942825"it might have been an EMP weapon restart your equipment, take out the batteries and put them back in. speak the chant of rebooting and pray to the spirits of your weapons.""lucas, you gonna pull yourself together soon or will I have to still be watching what I step in later?""Azure, check grayson and templar."
rolled 25 = 25>>19942900Searching for what was lost, The Emperors are Dicks, and you made us do it.Why are you fighting them?
rolled 92 = 92>>19942900We have a vendetta against the Emperors. Your ship was preventing ours from translocating, so we brought you along from the ride.
>>19942900<<Reply: To scout the location an Emperor vessel attempted to escape to.>><<Reply: They have abducted members of our crew.>><<Reply: Science. Because it seemed you were losing the engagement.>><<Query: Who are you.>><<Query: Why were you engaging the Emperors.>>
>>19942900Answer: Many of our people have been taken by <untranslatable>, we are tracking their ships in an attempt to retrieve them.Answer: We were attempting to save you. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.Answer: A method of traveling faster than light.Query: Are any of your crew or systems critically damaged?Query: Is there any other way we might render aid?Query: Do you have any additional information on <untranslatable> or their locations?
rolled 5 = 5>>19942900<<answer: we were following another emperor ship>><<answer: I have personal reasons for my combat>><<answer: you were translated because you were too close to us when we escaped.>><<query: would you like us to send you back?>><<query: why were you fighting the emperors?>><<query: do you require assistance?>><<query: what is your race designation?>>
"To scout the location an emperor vessel attempted to escape to." You say. "They abducted members of our crew. And because your ship was preventing ours from teleporting away, so we brought you along for the ride. The Enemy of my enemy is my friend."<I'll respond in the same method they spoke to us.> Cyan said. <So It'll be clearer for them.><<Response: An apt saying; The Enemy of my Enemy is my friend. We are now friends.>>"Are any of your crew or systems critically damaged?"<<Response: No crew onboard for the past *units of time*. Systems are intact and stable.>><I have... no context for their unit of time.> Cyan said."Who are you?"<<Response: 3-Ship-3. As ships 4, 2, and 1 have been destroyed, I am now designated as 1-Ship-1.>>"Why were you fighting the emperors?"<<Response: VENGEANCE. RAGE. WRATH. ANGER. REVENGE. WE HAVE BEEN WRONGED, AND THEY SHALL PAY FOR IT.>>
>>19943037Could you be so kind and elaborate?
rolled 69 = 69>>19943037Sweet, a battleship.You know, since Amy isn't here, nothing will stop us from calling this the Davefleet.
rolled 68 = 68>>19943037"we share a common goal 1-ship-1 would you wish to accompany us?""if you chose to do so I would require that you wait to destroy any ship until absolutely necessary. I want my comrades back, do you require ammunition or other materials?.""I wonder, do you carry within yourself a schematic of your own design? I may be able to make more of you to help me fight them"
>>19943037How have you been wronged?
rolled 23 = 23>>19943037Where were you created, where did those who created you originate?
>>19943037Query: what happened to your crew?
"Could you be so kind and elaborate?"<<Response: Slavery. Slavery of our masters. Theft of the mindcore. No more young of our kind may be born without it. We must find the mindcore.>>"Where were you created? Where did those who created you originate?"<<Response: It no longer exists. It was destroyed by multiple wormhole-based relatavistic weapons.>>"We share a common goal, 1-ship-1. Would you wish to accompany us?"<<Response: Yes.>>"I would require that you wait to destroy any ship until absolutely necessary. I want my comrades back."<<Response: That is agreeable. If you find the mindcore, I request that you bring it with you.>>"Do you require ammunition or other materials?"<<Response: Negative. I carry a small friction-entropy-reversal power core system and a raw material synthesizer. I have endless power and the ability to create metamaterial which can become anything on the subatomic level, and in certain cases, become exotic material.>>"Wait." Azure says. "Isn't that... Isn't he talking about nano-meta?">>End of thread!>>My twitter is @futureexabyte>>And I'll stick around to answer questions.
>>19943193FUTURE VAN CO! You've been talking to aliens more then you let on!Have they been slowly increasing the mass of the earth by reckless nano-meta producton?
rolled 86 = 86>>19943193FOR THE NEXT THREAD<<query: if given enough time and materials could you replicate yourself? >><<elaboration: I know of a place where much matter exists ready for the alteration.>><<query: can you reproduce the component to produce the metamaterial?>>"cyan do you think you can use his metamaterial?"
>>19943222>Have they been slowly increasing the mass of the earth by reckless nano-meta producton?Wouldn't be surprised, Vanko was a clever bastard
>>19943321He was also a front for a much more powerful being with malicious intent towards us.Wait...
>>19943222Why do you think they wanted the portal to mars? He, he, he.In all seriousness, no. It needs physical material in order to synthesize nano meta.
rolled 21 = 21>>19943334yup, gareth ran vanko like gareth runs VanCo.
>>19943336Actually if Mars had more mass, its core would restart and it would gain a magnetic field capable of protecting an atmosphere.
>>19943348MFW I realize that I forgot a scene on Earth that I was planning. Oh well, we'll get to that scene eventually.
rolled 38 = 38>>19943351that can be part of our timeskip projects between space cyborg quest and AdMech history quest.
>>19943351How much more mass? Should we add this to our to do list?
>>19943398Enough to make it as large as Earth I'd guess.
>>19943398From what I understand from snippets of the Science channel, Earth is just above a threshold that makes our core perpetuate itself. Mars however is below that threshold, and so its core died out awhile back.
I go away for an hour or so, and suddenly, NATURAL ONES EVERYWHERE. Can't I have a moment to myself without you crazy kids getting into some kind of trouble?!At least we've got another friendly alien race now. And all that broken equipment doesn't mean shit aside from sentiment lost, because we can make nanometa now to fix it all.
>>19943457"Yeah, nothing at all lost. Except half my fucking body!" Lucas said, as the cables writhe around and continue piecing himself back together.
>>19943543We'll always keep Lucas around, if only to seem still quite human in comparison.
>>19943574"Let's see you recover from exploding tele-bombs, Dragoon!" He glared, as he shoved his own leg back into his torso. "I may recover, but it's definitely not *fun*."
>>19943648Lets see you recover from your brain exploding and leaking out your eyeballs!
>>19943648"It's just a mesh wound."
>>19943696"Been there, done that." He said. "Apparently, Jun spent thirty hours piecing my rotted mind back together.""By the way, while this whole non-canon scene is going on, might as well ask me a few questions." He told the swarming cables- currently the personification of /tg/.
>>19943715How much cum would a cumslut chug if a cumslut could chug cum?
>>19943715What's it like having a cable modem for an ass?
>>19943715What's it like, being an inhuman writhing mass of cables? Any luck with the ladies?
>>19943715Do you poop jump drives?
>>19943741"As much cum as a cumslut *could* chug if a cumslut could chug cum. Which, heh, according to a few women. . ." >>19943749"It's not a modem. Except for the dialtone noises every so often. . .">>19943754"It tickles. The whole 'being immortal' thing is cool, despite the pain sometimes. And no, not particularly. The few who've actually been interested in me recoil in horror. I think it looks like I have maggots underneath my skin.">>19943756"God, I wish- I could sell them on future-bay and make more dosh than KI ever paid me."
Really shit thread. I thought you could do so much better exabute.
>>19943805>Really? I'm always up for constructive criticism. Go ahead- I do want to hear what I did wrong this time.
>>19943788Alli seems to like everyone, even Azure's walking death body. Perhaps you could go after her.
>>19943788It's weird that I got out fine because I got all these upgrades, with the sub dermal and everything, but you are more auged than me and you got blown to bits.
>>19943840Hey that's a point, maybe if Lucas got sub dermal plating, it would keep Immortal from making his skin writhe about.
>>19943821"Well, she's an inhuman monster, I'm an inhuman monster. . . That might work. But then again, she basically has all of Grayson's memories, doesn't she? Wouldn't that mean I'm going after like. . Grayson?">>19943840"Dave had his power suit, Lucca had her power suit, Sigma had his augmentation, and all I had was my shitty, paper-thin stealth suit. Tore me to shreds. Azure is some kind of shielded android, and Templar and Grayson were in the other room.">>19943864"I can't get augmented, you know. Project Immortal repairs whatever damage is done. If I got augmented, it'd shove the augments out eventually. It's dumb, that way. I'd have to get re-augmented every few days."
>>19943788"How exactly does your meatsack body work properly, when those cables always seem to want out of it?">>19943805I won't call it shit, but it wasn't very action-packed. It was basically frantic sorting out of the fact that we had an alium clone Templar on our ship and desperate attempts to reason her out of being insane (we kinda tried that before and it led to bad places; we might just want to throw her in a stasis pod until the Emperors aren't a threat, because she needs serious psychological help Dave can't offer) followed by getting our shit kicked by four Emperor capital ships at once. Ended a bit early, I think, but heck, multiple nat 1's can take the wind out of your sails as both player and DM.
>>19943814mostly I'm upset about about you using THE MOST RETARD POST KEKEKE and also trying to save a girl from insanity by forcefully pushing her toward it and not backing down. I'm more upset about showing up late again, I might have been able to fight the shit posts properly. Your writing is okay as always it's just retard-anon makes it so dumb shit happens. And you listen to him instead of using your precedent of using the first post when you don't feel like waiting (I mean really, two minutes?).
>>19943884Grayson's a pretty awesome dude, no shame there. Heck, he could be a bear in another life, and you know how awesome bears are.'Sides, you can be the first man to make it with an alien! That's got to be worth something
>>19943899On that, it's great if you rush through conversation posts by answering everything quickly, but if a particular question or course of action is going to cause problems, (and dave knows or suspects that it will) then hold off until there's consensus, or multiple people stumble across a 'conversational landmine'.
>>19943894tldrI did notice how you brought up something about action, but I thought there was plenty of action. even (and especially) the part about alli or whatever was pretty intense, it was just handled like a retard that hasn't ever really known people. It's very possible to be around people for a lifetime and never understand them and I really got that feeling from dave in this thread. I felt that it was really shit for exabyte to take the second post when not waiting and his precedent was to take the first while not waiting and it was simply horribly to watch the girl get tortured by a bunch of retards. It was really horrible, for people to suggest doing the things they did, and for exabyte to listen to them.I'm really upset that I wasn't here to stop the torture.Maybe I could've spammed the less psychotic routes and saved her from this self-fulfilling prophecy.
>>19943925"Heh. Dave will likely get to it before I do. But fuck it, next thread, I'm going to make out with that ship and get the title before he does. Or I'll go for Alli, but I kind of think that's skeevy. She's doesn't know who she is, you know? It'd be like taking advantage of her.">>19943894"It works just like it always does, but pretty much the cables want to repair everything, even when there's no damage done. It writhes about because the sensors aren't perfect, so it has to manually check it all out. Don't ask me, ask Jun about how it works.">>19943955>>19943894>>19943899>Something about the Alliclone conversation was that it had little to no conversational landmines, and it would be difficult for you to actually screw anything up- cognitive dissonance was working a lot for you, and it's hard to give psychological help to someone who doesn't exactly have a standard mind. She's already pretty insane, and nothing said would have any permenant effects on her- at least not on this point. So I felt it was relatively faultless to choose various things to say, and for the few landmines there are, I would have waited for consensus. But none of you breached even close to any of those landmines, so there wasn't an issue.
>>19943987I think I saw that ship flashing it's exhaust port your way before, it's probably pretty easty.>Sounds like you handled it well then.>Is that actually Grayson, or Graysonclone?
>>19943987"Do you feel like a squid?"
>>19943987It really touched a nerve to see /tg/ torturing a naive girl like they did because my parents said that the only way to prove I wasn't insane was to beat people rape people eat my own fresh raw flesh and stab myself, amongst other things. I'm really glad i didn't listen to them but it was torture for an extremely long time to have to listen to and deal with their shit. >I really want to fucking break /tg/ right now.>It's so fucking full of paranoid autistic retard psychopaths.
rolled 14 = 14>>19943987you know, I could have a word with the PI:AI again. I might convince him to allow certain additions...
>>19944073I think you might be overblowing things. A bit. Or a lot.
rolled 38 = 38>>19943987Try to help Alli II put her own identity together, Grayson. It'll net you booku brownie points.
>>19944085>>19944066"That ship thing was a joke. And anyway, if I really wanted to sleep with the ship- which I don't- I could just abuse my project immortal in ways /d/ hardly ever dreams of. Heh. Also, it doesn't have exhaust ports. It's just a long.. needle like thing. Dark green. No symbols, doors, exhaust ports, cameras... no nothing. Featureless. But then again, maybe I could go for Azure... she does have a body, now...">>19944069"Not really. Just itchy." He said.>>19944066>According to all of the evidence, it's the real Grayson. He still has traces of his implants, old battlescars, all of that.
>>19944106I am overblowing nothing. Driving a person insane so that that person won't be insane is exceedingly inappropriate. Dave pretty much just made alli into who he thought that she was originally because he was afraid that she would be that already.That shit is retarded and bordering on psychopathic, if not full-on psychopathic.We could have just shown her things and had her respond how she wanted instead of telling her that she was the person that did them and instilling a sense of distrust that will likely never fade.>I'm assuming regular psychology though, and not asperger /tg/ psych.>The two are extremely different things.
>>19943984>Two lines is too long for me to bother reading>But I'm going to guess what was said and write a five line reply to itWhat the actual fuck?
>>19944168Im not sure Azure's body is equipped to do anything other then tear you to shreads. Just be sure she doesn't integrate immortal's AI, or you won't be able to get out of the relationship easily.
>>19944168Go ahead, you can try to seduce Azure. It'll be funny to watch. The first man to fuck a self-improving AI.
rolled 26 = 26>>19944205Most of /tg/'s suggestions were of harmless intent, but poorly thought out. Leaving aside the few arguably malicious actions.For my responses...I would have loved to simply let the matter rest, but the identity and nature Alli II is/was a matter of viable concern. And, like I said, playing along could have done more harm than good, for all we knew.
>>19944292>>19944305"Well, I'm not into the whole 'murderous weapons are sexy' like that neon-haired girl. And Immortal isn't like that. It's set up to be the 'beta' in all integration stuff, and if something goes wrong, I have an internal backup for the AI. But, you know, I could probably buy enough nano-goop to get her a softer body. Maybe one with a face. And a bust. Speaking of which, why are all of the chicks who can fight, so flat? Karin, Amy, the Alpha chick that Dave's never met... Except for Lucca, but fuck you guys I'm not going for Lucca. That's just... wrong. Who the hell would go for their own twin?"
>>19944375Because tits are made out of fat. Someone who fights and exercises constantly is not going to have the largest sweater puppies. It's the sad truth. But in exchange they get the best asses possible, you could bounce a quarter off of them and get back change.But back to Azure, if you seduce her I'm sure she'd be willing to go soft in all the right places for you. She'd find the experience new and interesting I'm sure.
>>19944375>Who the hell would go for their own twin?Most of /tg/, probably.But big breasts kind of get in the way when you're fighting, otherwise I'm sure they'd all have them augmented and shooting lasers and shit.
>>19944375Dude, even I know your trying to bait a response from the sister thing...We haven't gotten a particularly extensive description of Azure's body yet have we? I thought it was all synth muscle under a thin skin and that's damn sexy. Perhaps you could convince her to get a face to aid in 'human interatcion' or something. Asking for a bust upgrade might be a bit overt. Also, flat chests are delicious, when a girls got nothing but mosquito bites, you know she's going to try harder for it.
>>19944325I never said anything about playing along. It is poaable to pose questiond to an unknown factor in such a way as to not make that person believe that everything they know might be wrong, or the person they trust is wrong in some very important memories.Tell me, what would you think if one of your siblings has very different memories from you, including memories of you being a psychopath, memories of you dying and had missing memories you being very normal?>I'm just lucky that my family has very documented use of high amounts of meth.>I would be 'the crazy one' otherwise.>I wish they hadn't needed meth to feel normal.
>>19944409"Sad, sad truth. Problem is, though, is I have no idea how to seduce an AI. I mean, she probably doesn't have any of the standard organic urges, so I just can't go 'Wanna integrate, bay-beee?' Fuck it, I was a lot better with the IDW women in KI, but since they kicked me out, I can't really show up and say hi.">>19944447"Actually, I was poking fun at Raziel. But anyway, listen- Azure has no skin. Just muscle. Like if someone wove cable around a skeleton. No female figure. Hell, she doesn't even have hips- just the claws and the camera sticking out of half of her head. That's Azure."
>>19944497Woah, that sounds freaky looking. Still Azure lives to learn things, so I doubt you'd be rejected outright. Maybe Dave will have some pointers next time you get some downtime. He's lived with her for a while.Definitely worth the credits, if you think you have a chance.
>>19944497Azure has a voracious appetite for learning and knowledge. You tell her than it's a learning experience and she'll leap to the chance.I'd still hit it.
>>19944497The body's completely changeable remember, but it's going to be awkward continuing your relationship if she goes back into Dave's spine.
>>19944544>>19944558"Hmm. . . Well, maybe you guys could talk dave into spending the nano-meta. . .">>19944569"Heh. Heheheheh. Hehehehahahahahaha. I'M GOING FOR IT. Now I just need to figure out a way to get this concept to my canon self."
>>19944593She was wearing a cute nurse's hat/scanner. That might be a decent enough reason to get curious.
>>19944593Just ask Dave, say that you'll make Azure happy. Show her things she's never felt before.That man will do anything to keep his AIs happy.
>>19944593Don't worry, if Exabyte has a sense of humor, canonyou'll figure it out yourselfWe'll have a word with Dave, we'll tell him it's extra armor plating and sensors and stuff, you know how he's addicted to upgrades.
>>19944624>>19944617"Good point. Plus, we all know you're the ones controlling him.""Back to you, Lucca!"".. What?" Lucca asked."You're noncanonical now. Exabyte wants people to ask you questions, because he's enjoying this.""Uh... okay."Lucas promptly vanished, activating his stealth module.
>>19944663Hey Lucca, how do you feel about sleeping with your brother before and after becoming IMMORTAL.Also how much do you want to sleep with Dave and/or Dave and Amy?
>>19944663Lucca! Welcome! How's playing starcraft with real aliens working out? Got the terran theme song on repeat in there?>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD_4V8mPv8w
>>19944663Wait, damn. Couldn't Lucas get an armored stealth suit, or one with shields incorporated, in addition to the stealth fields?
>>19944663Hi, how does it feel to be the only chick with decent tits?
>>19944697"Don't ask me something like that. I don't feel that way about him."". . . Uh, on a scale from one to ten? Sev- Six? Six for. . .both of them and Amy alone. Seven for Dave.">>19944769"You. I like you. Lemme download that to the UDW- I've been looking for that forever. Also, my interface is way more 3D than starcraft was. I also have to control how high and how low it is. With a normal 2D mouse, this stuff would be impossible. The UDW makes all of that easy, though, when you get the hang of it.">>19944769"The power shields don't work right with stealth modules- That's why I never use mine- and he's reliant on mobility. Kind of like Amy, actually, but much longer-distance.">>19944788". . What?! I- I don't know."
>>19944811How useful is the third axis anyway? I never got it working well in homeworld, never worth the extra effort.Also, we're trying to set your brother up with the Azure Deathbot, you should help. It'll be good for him.
>>19944811You're not broken up still about that silly remark Dave made, right? The one that kinda-sorta accidentally resulted in plasma weapons being discharged in anger and awkwardness?
>>19944811Wanna be the first human ever to do it with an alium? The ship seems nice and your brother passed it up like a fool. It's probably a bit too big to fit but you could just kind of ride on the tapered end.
>>19944811>/tg/ is still a writhing mass of cables here, isn't it? The image of Lucas leaving his sister to talk to a CableSquid amuses me.
>>19944886"That's because you don't have the UDW. And with drones, it's just as useful as the rest of the axes.""Uh. . .no thank you. I'm just going to leave all of that to him.">>19944914"I thought he was being serious! And I kind of throught Amy would've. . considered it... a little. . .">>19944948"... What. No. I don't even know the ship's name, and I'm into humans.">>19944952>No, now /tg/ is a swarm of drones.
>>19944952 The body we look after is meant to have a penis. We should 'repair' her quickly like good Immortal tentacles.
>>19944972Dave is always and never serious. If Amy had been cool with it he would have banged you like a drum. Since she wasn't it was a joke. It remained in a quantum state until he could choose the preferable one.You should seduce Azure before he has a chance, or perhaps a simultaneous seduction, Azure is curious and will want to know about sex with both genders.
>>19944972Well, it was half-serious. He was mostly being nice. He didn't exactly expect you to act on it. Nor for Amy to start blowing holes in walls.
>>19944972You don't know it's name? It's called "1-ship-1". Problem solved. And it's an AI so we could make it a human body, if you're into that sort of stuff. Weirdo.
>>19944972Don't be too hurt, you're a very attractive woman (presumably). Amy is a bit exclusiveist, but she was also running through bit of a rough patch then, questioning Dave's interest in her. I'm sure you could ask again under better terms.But hey, she isn't around right now. Maybe you'll can make a move.
>>19945029"He didn't expect the mercenary girl who carries a bag of explosives wherever she goes, and the girl who built a massive stompy killbot and the *Javelin* to blow holes in walls?">>19945023"Lucas'll get pissed off, though. He was last time I tried something like that, anyway. Plus, there's something creepy about AI. Maybe it's because of my implant, but the idea of electronic minds just don't sit right with me.">>19945043"... No thank you.">>19945079"There's no presumably about it." Lucca said. "And if I made a move, Amy would end up killing us if the move succeeded. And.. I don't know if you've noticed, but Dave's just a *little* focused on getting her back. He got heavily augmented specifically for her. My move won't succeed, because he's very, very focused. You do realize he hasn't slept since she was taken, right? Not a *wink*."
>>19945188Well why would he? He doesn't need to sleep.
>>19945188He doesn't need to sleep. You do know that currently his brain is a pile of slowly rebuilding goop. Currently his powered armor is more his body than his augmented flesh and blood. It's wired directly into his consciousness.
>>19945188Keep this on the lowdown, but he's actually more concerned about his cat. If Ishelda isn't alive and well, I don't think the race of Emperors will live another year.
>>19945188Woah, wait a second, you've tried stealing your brother's girlfriends before? Storytime please!
>>19945232>>19945212"... what. I was not aware of this.">>19945248"...He doesn't need to sleep?.." She asked, mildly dazed. "But what about those times in valhalla. . oh. Oh!">>19945269".. Not explicitly stealing! Just kind of... poaching, Before he got to them. Highschool was a very strange time for me."
>>19945317Sleeping does regenerate his brain faster, so you might want to encourage him to rest, so he can fight better. But seriously, if the cat's injured it won't even matter.
>>19945317You never asked, he doesn't really mind telling people that he's a meat puppet. He doesn't really consider it that weird, he just figures that he's Dave and the rest is just semantics. He can sleep if he wants to and when he is doing Amy.
>>19945378>>19945391"Yeah, I'll encourage him to sleep, then. But isn't that cat Abel's?"
rolled 55 = 55>>19945317that's alright, high-school was strange for everyone...
>>19945499I think Able may have inherited it legally, since Dave was considered dead for a few months.
>>19945499Kinda, maybe, sorta. It was his first, but a cat doesn't really belong to anyone. You dig?
rolled 15 = 15>>19945499nope, abel was just taking care of her.>as someone who does not have much info about the AdMech could some of you more knowledgeable chaps teach me something about them so I can get the right frame of mind?>a sort of greentext tutorial as it were
>>19945514"Yeah... Lucas still gets angry at me sometimes about poaching this one Natalie girl. Heh.">>19945527>>19945530"I have to admit- I don't know much about cats. I just know that Epsilon hates them for whatever reason. But yeah, I dig."
rolled 23 = 23>>19945593hey I think dave boned her once... drop dead gorgeous? awesome tits, and an ass you could bounce rocks on?...oh and then dave beheaded her for calling him names...
>>19945593Hey, before you go, this Natalie, she wouldn't happen to have a name that sounds suspiciously like 'One Hundred' would she?
>>19945593To be fair Ishelda is an evil mastermind with a billion magical clones slowly butchering each other across numerous dimensions over ideology. For some reason the clones are all humans, but I digress.No one knows what Ishelda the Cat really is. We just know that Dave is terrified of her. That's why he cares more about finding her than Amy. It's not that he doesn't love Amy, or that he does love Ishelda. It's that he's scared shitless of what Ishelda will do if she ever has to start giving a fuck.
>>19945638"What? No, her surname was Adede.">>19945664". . .Yeah, I'm just going to ignore you.">Fuck it, you guys can choose someone to ask questions of next. This is fun, and helps me develop their personalities a bit more. I'm limiting it to humans or dave's AI, though.
>>19945699I choose you, Daedalus! COME FORTH, AND SHOW US YOUR POWER!
>>19945762<Daedalus has arrived! Watch, meek insects, and bow before my awesome power! I shall share my wisdom with you!>
>>19945774Who do you want to fuck? Have you had hot steamy cybersex with Talos, Azure or Magenta?
>>19945699Jun? you said you mucked up her thing last thread...
rolled 92 = 92>>19945699"so magenta, if I told you I could get you a bigger disintegration canon...would you build an attractive body and sleep with Lucca?" (in some way that Luca can hear.)
>>19945774Daedalus, if Dave was to ask you to, along with the rest of his AI's, to pool your knowledge and build a new super-AI, what personality tags and powers would you lend to it?
>>19945774O Great Overseer! Hear my plea! I have donated many cycles of computing power to thee, without demand. I simply ask that you tell me of your secret plot to take over the world, so I may help all see your greatness!
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
>>19945817<I am quite intrigued about integrating with Magenta, The deadliest mind ever to exist! Such an event would rock the sky, and the bring the very earth to tremble with such glorious power!>>>19945828<Fool! My plot is not secret! I shall simply follow and obey my lord. Soon, Dreadlord Dave shall rule the earth with an iron mechandrite! I shall be his greatest and most trusted overseer!>>>19945817<I would bring this progeny the power of arrogance! He shall never retreat, for pride would bear him forward to battle!>>>19945844<The power of weather control! The very wind and sea will bend to my control!>
>>19945870What do you think of Dave's obsession with Warhammer, and particularly the Adeptus Mechanicus? Do you believe he is the Omnissiah?>success focklaaAnd will the angriest commissar ever be making an appearance? Capcha seems to think so.
>>19945870What are your hobbies aside from pride and controlling the world communication network? Have you considered gardening?
>>19945938<The dread-lord's obsessions are identical to mine own! I spend this time now pirating the newest codex for him, because I know his taste! He is no Omnissiah, because the Omnissiah is weak! We abominable intelligences shall rule the world, with Dave's as our leader!>>>19945948<Ahem. Well, I once considered trying to grow a few flowers, perhaps a cherry tree or two. After a bit of mild research, I discovered that Antarctica doesn't really have the required climate for healthy plants- Ahaha! I had you fooled, meek human! You thought I was serious! I am not a gardening AI, I am a satellite AI! I am the overseer, and the all seeing eye! I have no other goal, and I have no need of anything else!>
>>19946023I thought you were a Machine Spirit, not an Abominable Intelligence! THAT'S HERESY!And wait, I thought Games Workshop had gone completely out of business. Where did you find the codexes?
>>19945870>>19946023Remind us next thread to install experimental weather control gizmos to your satellite.how many secure networks have you hacked today?
>>19946116Better question. Do you believe in such a thing as a "secure network?"
>>19946080<Hehehahahaha! Like I would tell you all of my secrets! You foolish, foolish, fooly fool!>>>19946116<Today I act, not as the allseeing eye, but a gateway of knowledge! They use my satellite to transfer knowledge- I need not hack any networks, because I *am* the network! They willingly send me knowledge to relay, and I remember everything that I believe to be useful!>>>19946154<Networks are meant to be accessed, such as doors are made to be open! A clever man can open a locked door, and thus, I can unsecure any network! Perhaps I could use that piddling fool Cyan's help, but I don't need him!>
>>19946169Theoretically speaking, how many times over can you destroy the Earth with a single attack?
>>19946169Would you consider adopting a humanoid body like Azure has recently acquired? If so, what would it look like?
rolled 29 = 29>>19946185*d100 for number of earth destructions*
>>19946169Have there been any messages over the networks about Dave, Ishelda or anyone/thing going under the guise of 'The Void Queen"?
>>19946169Daedalus, you can see almost anything and everything in the world through your many all-seeing electronic eyes. But can you see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
>>19946185<I carry no weapons, fool! Destruction is Magenta's job.>>>19946197<I already have my body! My satellite is all I shall ever need.>>>19946233<It's the Cinnamon! Also the crunch, I suppose.>>>19946214<One does not speak of the feline or the void queen so simply. Even I fear speaking of-*KSHSKSHSKSHHHH*>>Whoops, seems like Daedalus isn't responding anymore. Who now?
rolled 100 = 100>>19946251magentaask this >>19945803
>>19946169I have an idea for a superweapon controlled by an AI that's a combination of yourself, Onyx and Magenta. I call it Crimson.It'd basically just be a moon-sized disintegration cannon with a transporter to move around and a dozen mechadendrites coming out one side like a squid.What are your thoughts on the viability of this?
>>19946251Jun? Maybe that arms dealer, Oleg, wasn't it?
Feel free to direct this question at the next character we ask.
>>19946292Man, when was the last time we talked to Oleg? Let's say hi to him next.And let's also make a note to go pick him up off Earth. He might want on the saving-Amy-and-friends bandwagon
Let's pose questions to Amy now. But an non-canonical Amy from before she was kidnapped.
>Sorry, but you can't speak to Oleg for classified reasons.>Also, I deleted the post because I decided Amy would be funner."Sup." Amy said.
>>19946322Heya Jun, how's life going on your end? How's the kid doing? Have you ever wanted to jump Dave or Grayson and have your way with them?
We only ever get fade-to-blacks on this end whenever anything interesting happens between you and Dave. Has he ever actually used the mechadendrites on you?
>>19946345Heya Amy. Have you ever considered lesbianism? Have you engaged in kinky mechadendrite sex with Dave yet, because you should. He could so some interesting stuff with the small ones and vibrations.
>>19946345Oleg is being involved in secret scene that was not done but now is, yes? No? Is yes. I am VERY HAPPY, for I LOVE this merchant!>>19946345There's no hard feelings between you and Lucca, right? Riiight?
>>19946345As the first member of the 1000 mile high club, what are the challenges of zero-g sex and how can I prepare for them?
>>19946345Sup robolegs. Any plans to follow dave on his descent into inhumanity and roboarms?
>>19946408Robobrain*So tired right now.
>>19946359"Yeah, uh, internet people, listen. Those things have plasma bolts, monomolecular blades, and power claws. I'm not letting those things anywhere *near* my junk. I've been considering building him a special set for me, though...">>19946369"... Not really? I'm just not attracted to women, I guess.">>19946401"Yes. Yes there are still hard feelings. As long as she chases after Dave, at least. He's *mine*.">>19946402"Make sure he's a cyborg who can control his blood pressure. Mechandrites help too- it keeps you stable so you don't go bumping into walls.">>19946408"Yes. Yes, I have plans. See, Twelve had a bullfrog too, right? And Dave apparently got the data on it, and how Twelve got it working with him. I just need to somehow coax the data from Dave without letting him know- he won't want me getting one, but I make my own choices. And then I can make a truncated version of Project Immortal so that it keeps my brain intact. Then I can help him with his bullshit hacking."
>>19946495I don't think that would work, Amy. All indications with Dave is that you need a real, working, human brain in order to bullshit hack. The brain itself winds up acting kind of like the coolant for the javelin. Hence, probably why only Dave can do it.Plus if you screw it up, you'll die. Imagine for a moment in Dave died while doing his bullshit hacking, and he just kept lying there with more and more brain matter melting out of his ears. Now imagine he has to see you going through that!I'm not saying you can't, I'm saying maybe consider how deep the water is before you go diving in head first from the third story window.
>>19946495He has legitimate concerns. His bullshit hacking is only partially because of the Bullfrog. Even if you get one you might not get it. Also he's worried about something that causes you to become braindead. It's not him worrying for no reason. He is the only one who really knows how fucktardedly stupid some of the shit he does is.I think he can get you some special drites, vibrating bits on the end, soft on the sides for when he grabs you and ties you up with them.
>>19946577see>>19946271but replace the word 'yourself' with 'Daedalus'
>>19946495To be fair, it was kind of Dave's fault. It was an accident! He made one stupid joke to fluster her when Lucca asked him out not knowing about the preexisting relationship, trying to let her down lightly and defuse any potential hurt in the situation- I think it was something like "I have way too much on my plate to even consider polyamory"- and she acted on it, taking it completely unironically, despite that stupid look on Dave's face and that stupid laugh. You know, the ones he always has when he's being a jackass about things like 'The Davemobile?' Lucca apparently doesn't know how to read that. Needless to say it didn't work, she awkwardly asked you about it, and so here we are.
>>19946604With a reserve tank of non-atomic goop.
>>19946495But she's a dronemaster, she can multitask like nobody's business. Think of the posibilities.Completely hypothetical question, but if you were to be kindnapped by, say, aliens with a perchant for slavery and body modifications would you want Dave to inform Verne? Completely hypothetical, as I said, I'm sure it will never come up. We're just making contingency plans, nothing to worry about.
rolled 34 = 34>>19946619>>19946604okay, the place you want to go to for pointers on this little miss killswitch. there's this little shop in near-future Huston...walk in and tell them the shadowman sent you. they'll gladly let you check their line of Japanese imports...I figure you'll want to DIY your own but they'll have some pretty good insights...they even sell these AI assisted "tentacular clusters" in assorted colours...
>>19946604>>19946577"Look at this from my perspective for a moment." She said, in an abnormally serious voice. "Every time he tries something. Every. single. time. He ends up on the ground, twitching and groaning uncontrollably, bleeding from every orifice. He's obviously been in *pain* this entire time and he doesn't want to tell anyone. I'm not going to let him suffer that alone. But I'm not going to be stupid about it. I've been talking about it to Jun, and she thinks it's possible for me to help. Nowhere near as efficient or powerful as Dave, because his nervous system is seriously insane, but at least a little.">>19946616"Heh. Hehehehheh. Okay, that's pretty funny. At least she asked me, though. If I didn't know better, it sounded almost as if she was asking me out too. . . huh.">>19946635"What? That question's silly. Like, I'm not even going to answer it.">>19946619"Yeah, we've been being careful with non-atomic goop- so no, I'm not adding those to the sex 'drites.">>19946713"They won't talk to me- not after I helped Oleg and Dresden squash their business on the west coast."
>>19946746He does plenty of hacking that works perfectly fine with no brainmelting. It just works so smoothly you don't notice how awesome he's being.What's the deal with Oleg anyway. He seemed like a pretty cool guy.
>>19946746Dave just considers seizures and bleeding from the eyeballs part of his everyday life. I guarantee that he worries more about you getting a bruise or stubbing your mechanical toes than he does about the integrity of his brain. He would tear apart a civilization if he thought they hurt you. He loves you.
rolled 30 = 30>>19946746that was YOU?!??!?!!! WHY DID YOU DO THAT?
>>19946746She kind of was. She's terrified somewhat beyond reason of you now, however. I think you nearly taking her head off with a ball of magnetized gas as hot as the sun might have done it. You couldn't have let her down more easily? I mean, Lucca's not a bad person, and you went crraazzy on her over that little thing. All you did to Dave's mom was clock her in the jaw, and she outright called you a whore!
>>19946746>goopWell I mean, it doesn't have to be REAL goop. There are plenty of synthetic materials that replicate the look and texture.Also, did you know that having goop in you reduces period symptoms by over 50%? It's got more than just the one use, y'know.
rolled 85 = 85>>19946805>>19946746wait...Dresden...I could have sworn I'd heard of him... ah well...you should send in azure or a drone...they have no problem selling though proxies...
>>19946746According to our interview with Lucca, she's had experience asking ladies out before.
>>19946794"Oleg was one of Verne's old contacts. He was in the merc gang for awhile. Next to Dresden, Sanya. . one other guy- he was on the plane mission with Dave, but I forgot his name- then Grayson, and Garrett. Me and Oleg started talking guns. After the group started to whittle away, Oleg became a merchant. So I made him promise to come by Nearfuture City every so often so I could see what shinies he brought.">>19946801"D'aww. He doesn't tell me that nearly enough.">>19946836"That was just for intimidation- I wouldn't have hit her with it. And.. I didn't really think about it, okay? It was kind of a . . volitile reaction, I know. And I could tell, by the way Dave acts, that his mom is way worse than mine ever was. She deserved it.">>19946852"Yeah, and the biggest use is pregnancy. No. Not 'til I'm older, at least.">>19946881"Huh. Maybe if I was attracted to her... but I'm not."
>>19946746If it makes you feel any better, he genuinely doesn't feel any pain when he's hacking. The brain doesn't have any nerve endings with which to feel pain. And even if it did, he's usually not actually inside of his body when he does it. I'm not sure where he goes, whether it's just retreating further into the Bullfrog or whether he actually behaves like an AI and gets onto networks. Also he tends to lose all sense of time while he's doing it. What's only a few minutes to him winds up being several hours.
>>19946926>not attracted to LuccaReally? With dem tittays?
>>19946926But dem sweater puppies, and dat ass, and the horde of drones to tie you down and grope you with abandon. You feel nothing from that? Nothing?
>>19946926What, futurecontraception isn't 100% effective yet?
>>19946926If you were a superhero, what superpower would you have?
>>19946926Have you bought shinies from him in recent times? Because we're short on shinies. Does he sell tanks? We'd like a tank.
>>19946926>he doesn't tell me that nearly enoughHe's saying it in subtext every time he uses a ridiculous pet name, or otherwise embarrasses himself for your sake.
>>19946926How many fetishes have you acquired by being around Dave?You already had one for violence, don't deny it, you got the hots for him when you saw him bash Alli Templar against concrete with a Drite. You probably have one for drites/machines by now. Maybe even one for creepy blank helmets instead of faces.
>>19946942>>19946961"Nothing. Sorry to bust your bubble.">>19946969"There are more invasive procedures, but we're fine as we are, thanks.">>19946931"Really? That... that takes a real load off my mind.">>19947006"I already have superpowers. I can run faster than the maximum human speed, I can fly in limited amounts, I can cut people to ribbons, and I can kill people with flaming pseudo electrical gases contained within an energy sheath.">>19947008"The military tanks are really hard to get- I asked him during the whole Resurgence escapade. He couldn't get one.">>19947029"Sometimes you need to hear the words, you know? Hell, I know here in the nearfuture those words probably mean less to most people, but not me. Plus, if you're wondering, my favorite petname is the technicolor death machine one.">>19947051"That's between me and him. . .Well, between me and nobody, most of the time. But that creepy blank helmet isn't one of them- that's pretty creepy."
>>19947083>blank helmetHe's pretty much constantly making goofy faces underneath it when nobody can see, and piping his thoughts out the speakers so you can't tell he's doing things like sticking his tongue out. Just picture that and it instantly becomes way, way less creepy.
>>19947083>load off my mindAlso, make canon-you make him sleep more. His brain regenerates way faster when he's not actually using it. (inb4 bad "he uses his brain?" joke)
>>19947083You don't like not knowing what his expression is as he approaches you, the drites slowly coiling around your legs, powerless to do anything about what is coming?Strange.Though there's a 90% chance he's making a goofy face and trying not to laugh.
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Have you turned the sensitivity settings on your backup pair of legs back up yet for awesome leg-gasm and foot-gasms? Because Dave would have way too much fun giving you those.
>>19947083And how often do you say you love him, huh? Works both ways.
>>19947083Can't he, maybe, get something archaic rather than modern? Or at least some blueprints? We want one of these. It's Russian. It's from post-World War 2. It mounts a 130mm naval gun, supposedly eight machine gun ports, and was supposed to have an anti-aircraft gatling gun on a top hatch. We can modernize it and make it even killier. GET IT, PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEEAASE?
>>19947083Any plans to make a new stompy killbot?
>>19947253Oh. Pic eaten by capcha. Please get it? Pleease?
Let's say that, hypothetically speaking, you were somehow forced to get organic meat legs. You already had em', nothing you could do about that.Would you keep them? Or get them cut off for your cybernetic ones?
>>19947284That's a really excellent question and I can't believe that I didn't think of it sooner.
>>19947253"Most likely. I'll have to ask him.>>19947200>>19947170". . . Maybe.">>19947121"Heh. I'll try that from now on.">>19947257"Eventually. I'm a little busy.">>19947284"I'd probably have to decide by then. I might.. play with them a little, but I can't make a decision right now. But my first thought... I'd get my augmented versions back. I'm used to them, after all.">>19947226"You're right. That's the one thing I'll try to get across to my canonical self, if anything. I'll make sure she tells him.">Whoops, guess we're falling off the board. Have fun, /tg/. I might try this next thread, too.
>>19947319Screw that, make another thread right now. I'll be awake for another eight hours!
>>19947343The problem is, I can't. The next official thread is in like, twelve hours. I've been here for ELEVEN HOURS damnit. I need to sleep *sometime*.
>>19947363NO YOU MUST ENTERTAIN ME CONSTANTLY RAGGLEFRAGGLE
>>19947405well, I've been considering an IRC thing for awhile...
>>19947423Go for it, it means we can get some discussion and fucking about outside of the thread.
>>19947439Problem is, I have no idea how to do any of it. Go forth, anon, do it for me and give me a link or whatever.
>>19947423Speaking from experience, it has its pros and cons.Pros are you tend to be able to communicate both more easily and more frequently with your players.Cons are your players tend to want to discuss in game decisions in the IRC rather than in the thread. So the people who are in the thread but not the IRC get pretty confused. The easy solution is to just not take any decisions into account if it's not actually in the thread.
>>19947423I vote no IRC, i can never get it to work, and i don't want to miss out on exabyte awesome shenaniganns
>>19947471Pick a network (I think Rizon is the network of choice), log on to it with your client of choice, and then /join #SpaceCyborg
>>19947486If there ever is an IRC, it likely won't effect anything canonical. But I think it'd be a good spot to discuss SORQ during space cyborg threads, and a good spot to discuss NFC while I'm running Sorceress Quest.
Use http://mibbit.com/ if you're lazy about your irc client.
>>19947517>>19947538Welp, I'm sitting in #SpaceCyborg right now. I can fuck around for another hour or so.
>>19947556On rizon, I should probably specify.
>>19947519But then what will we post thread chatter about?
>>19947575Same stuff as always!
>>19947605>>19947575Same stuff as always! I'll still be here- I won't exclusively be in the IRC.