>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>Fate Points: 0>Nano-Meta: 4405 Units>Credits: 46,250The year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and your newly-adopted alium clone sister apparently just murdered someone.It all started when you and your girlfriend did a job for Future Van Co., wherin you disabled an AI on mars and stole alium artifacts- Most namely, a wormhole generator. You quickly brought a team together to decipher it. . and they were successful. You had a wormhole generator, and used it to find another alium race. Then, the Emperors arrived. Send you and all of the sufficiently-cybernetics to sleep, and took every other human aboard, including the Resurgence Science team you hired. One by one, you brought your friends back, although only the leader of the science team had survived. However... you gained something.She wasn't a clone, not exactly. She was... reconstructed from Grayson's memories, made to be Alli Templar. This 'Dani' isn't exactly normal by any stretch of the imagination.<Daedalus, who did she kill?> You ask.<Oh, Great Dreadlord Dave, she killed three men. Each wore a cloak of crimson, and each bore a mechandrite upon their left shoulder.> The satellite AI said, and directed you to a CCTV feed. You scan it, and see exactly what Daedalus had said. You see Dani standing there as the three robed men approached. One said something through his gasmask, and she tilted her head. The next thing you see, Dani became a blur, tearing a monomolecular razor out of her coat and spinning through the air, sending blood spewing across the alleyway.
>>20018937Looks like the folks that turned Alli into a twisted monstrosity. Can't say I blame her.Call Dani. "Dani, Daedalus just told me you ran into some trouble. Do you need anything?"
>>20018943Well we can't really say anything, we did murder some of them aswell.
>>20018943>Each wore a cloak of crimson, and each bore a mechandrite upon their left shoulder.Buh... whaaa? Sounds... culty.>>20019014She seems to have it under control. If this turns into a murder SPREE, then we might need to step in.
<Where is she now>
<I hope I didn't accidentally start a cult or something. Where is Dani now?><She is retreating through alleyways in NearFutureCity.> Daedalus says. <It is difficult to know exactly where, as she seems to know where my eyes lie, and avoids them on purpose.>Your built in smartphone starts ringing."Dave." Grayson says. "Dani came by a few hours ago, and asked for some of Alli's old belongings. Figured you should know. She took a few bags, a book, and some kind of laminated card with a barcode on it."
>>20019014She knows she can call us if she needs help.
>>20019053Before someone asks why exabyte used that line, I had posted that, then remembered that we fought those guys before and deleted it.Call Dani"What's going on Dani? Grayson said you got some of Alli's things and Daedalus informs me you got into a fight."
>>20019053I'm conflicted.On the one hand, the people she's killed thus far were (as far as we can tell) heretics and had to die.On the other hand, she has a mysterious card with a barcode and she's avoiding Daedalus. ...though that could just be a side effect of avoiding surveilance in general
>>20019053An access card? So she's going to go and bust up a CD base or something?I guess we can let her have some revenge, but I thought she was trying to separate herself from Alli's memories.
I'm sticking with, "Hey Dani, just checking in. Haven't been killing any one I wouldn't approve of, have you?"The last being presented as a joke."Presented" isn't quite teh word I want, but my brain is failing me.
>>20019157This. Dani has to know that Grayson is gonna call us and expect us to check up on her. We needn't be overly blatant about it though.
>>20019107This is just going to confirm we're staring over her shoulder.Dave or no, "LOLOL NOT KILLIN PEOPLE AMIRITE?" is both a bad joke and completely showing our hand.
You shrug, tell Grayson thanks, and hang up. Then you call Dani."Hey, Dani, just checking in." You say. "Heh, you haven't been killing anyone I wouldn't approve of, have you?""Nope!" She said. "I'm doing fine. I am a bit busy right now, though, so can I call you later?"
>>20019192"Alright, have fun."What were we doing before Daedalus dropped this on us again?
>>20019192"Just be careful with whatever it is that you're doing, and don't be afraid to call for help if you need it. Have fun."
>>20019192So presumably she's killing people she thinks we would approve of (killing)."Right. Call me when you've got a minute."Call Van Co and inquire as to progress in locating the thief.
>>20019228Also about the sphere we think is the Mindcore.
"Alright, have fun, and call me when you have a minute."". . . I will!" She said, after a small amount of hesitation, and she hangs up.<Shall I continue keeping an eye on her?> Daedalus asked. <It requires the assistance of the satellites in the western US area, and that makes things quite difficult for me.>"Keep at it." You say. "And patch me through to Van Co."<Yes, lord.> Daedalus says. You 'pick up' the phone, and start talking to assistants and secretaries until you get to the VP, Gareth."Ah, Dave. To what do I owe this pleasure?"
>>20019267"So, couple things, one's a bit of a long story. While I was out of the system, met some robot spaceships, said they need their AI Babbymaker found. Told 'em I'd help look for it. I think it was on your mars base when you hired me to take out the AI that went a bit nutso. The other's, just being curious, ever figure out who originally nabbed the teleporter artifact from your labs, or whatever?"
"So, couple things, one's a bit of a long story." You say."I'm listening." Gareth said."While I was out of the system, I met some robot spaceships, andsaid they need their AI Babbymaker found. Told them I'd help look for it. I think it was on your mars base when you hired me to take out the AI that went a bit nutso.""What, one of our artifacts are an AI babymaker?" Gareth asked."The other thing is, just being curious, ever figure out who originally nabbed the teleporter artifact from your labs, or whatever?""Well, we haven't figured out who took those two teleporter artifacts. Our artifacts are going missing. . much too often." Gareth said. "We do know that it went missing sometime between one of our facilities and while we sent them to Emulsified Electronics several months ago."
>>20019441"Huh. Well the AIs really, really want that babbymaker back. I've got some interesting metallurgy advancements from them that I'd be willing to trade for it. Make even better vans or something.
>>20019473I could see Dave pronouncing it babbymaker.
"Huh. Well, the AIs really, really want that babbymaker back." You say. "I've got some ... interesting metallurgy advancements from them that I'd be willing to trade for it. Make better vans or something.""Really. That sounds like a good deal." Gareth said. "But I'll need to see how much stronger and lighter your metallurgy will make our stuff."<Fifteen percent, according to my calculations.> Azure said. <I can make samples for him, if you want.>
>>20019441The first one is admittedly speculation.As to the second, do you have any leads? We think your thief is branching out into murder. Possibly to cover up his thefts.
>>20019527According to my AI friend it's fifteen percent better. We can produce samples if you want.
"According to my AI friend, it's fifteen percent better." You say. "We can produce samples if you want.""Certainly." He said. "Just mail it up here to new york, and I'll have my research team take a look at it. If it checks out, I'll make the trade.""As to the second, do you have any leads on the thief? We think he's branching out into murder, possibly to cover up his thefts.""I... can't exactly speak about that. It's all internal investigation." Gareth said. "But yes, we think the same thing."
>>20019600"It concerns me, since one of my... shadier friends was killed, probably by him. I'll offer my services as a freelancer when and if you find the thief.
>>20019600"I've got a personal interest in the matter. Call me if you get anything I can use."Synth up a 5x5 square of material and ... wait, we don't want to teleport it, because we don't want to tip our hand on that. And we sure as hell don't want to send it by parcel post.Also synth up an Ansible for Valhalla.
>>20019651They already know we have a teleporter, we build a bridge for them.
>>20019682We did? I forgot about that. In that case, plunk the sample down in front of his desk.
>>20019693Yea, we built a teleporter bridge from earth to mars for them, we also stole thier wormhole generator.
"I've got a personal interest in the matter. Call me if you get anything I can use; I'll offer my services as a freelancer when and if you find the thief.""Understood." Gareth says. "I'll make sure to. Have a nice day, Dave."He hangs up."Azure, synth up the samples and send them to him.""Certainly." She said. "I'll also isolate Onyx's systems and make teleporter exclusive software."Azure stepped away, no doubt to connect herself to the computers.Your smartphone rung again. "Dave." Abel said- he didn't even need to call you, somehow- "I'm sitting here in EE, and something is going on here in the city. Something big. Encrypted transmissions everywhere, and the satellites are backed up for some reason. I have no fucking clue what any of it is, and I've never seen it's like before. I'd tell Jun, but she's busy working on something gen-3, apparently."
>>20019733"Let me see what's up."<Daedalus, are you messing with the satellites over Nearfuture City?>
>>20019267"Dani's on a killing spree. Seems like she's has a bone to pick with Alli's former associates."
>>20019733"Hang on a sec, Abel."<Daedalus, I know the satellite slowdown is probably you, but are the encrypted transmissions? And if not, can you find out anything about them?>
"Let me see what's up." You say. "Hang on a sec, Abel.<Daedalus, are you messing with the satellites over Nearfuture City?><I am attempting to, my lord, but some shadows and ghasts are whispering to one another, too loudly for me to see what the satellites see. I can no longer watch over Dani. I apologize.><Can you find out anything about the encrypted transmissions?><Very little.> He said. <Simply that the whispers are traveling all across the world- across the very breadth of society itself.>
Secret society, calling it. Apparently Dani has gotten herself into even deeper trouble then we thought. Maybe we should ask Azure to give Daedalus a hand. Also ask if Dadalus can trace the origin points of these whispers.
>>20019845Shit."Abel, Daedalus is stumped too. Something he's referring to as 'shadows and ghasts' are keeping him out of the satellites. Apparently it's not limited to NearFuture City, either."
Can we synth up more processing-stacks for Daedalus?
<Azure, help Daedalus.><On it.> Azure responds.<Daedalus, can you trace the origin points of these whispers?><The whispers are coming from the satellite above NearFuture City, Lord.>"Abel, Daedalus is stumped too. Something he's referring to as 'shadows and ghasts' are keeping him out of the satellite, originating from NearFuture City.""Shit." Abel said. "Okay, I'm calling Grayson in, and then having him activate the EE lockdown. We're going to have to just ride it out, whatever it is. I have a feeling it's not even related to us."
>>20019984"Good call, Abel. I'm going to call Dani and have her head in to EE. Make sure Grayson knows."Call Dani again. "Change of plans, Dani. There's something going down and it doesn't look good. Get to EE if you can, they're going to go into lockdown."
"Good call, Abel. I'm going to call Dani and have her head into EE. Make sure Grayson knows."". . Shit. fine." Abel says. "Send her here."He hangs up, and then you call Dani."Change of plans, Dani. There's something going down and it doesn't look good. Get to EE if you can, they're going into lockdown.""Sorry, bro, can't do." Dani said.You hear gunshots, and then the phone goes dead.
>>20020093Sigh. Time to grab our gear and teleport to her last location, I guess.
>>20020093It's time to suit up. There's enough chaos going on in NFC right now and while we don't mind Dani murdering cultists I think there's more than that going on right now. Put on the powered armor, leave a note on the fridge of where we are, teleport to Dani's last known location.
>>20020093Crap. Suit up, send a message to Abel with an update, and leave a message with Talos for anyone returning to Valhalla.Suit up and go back up Dani.
Time to suit up.You slip on your new helmet, and fasten it, just to be sure.Javelin on one hip, Mjolnir on the other. All six mechandrites, active and ready.<Onyx, send me to Dani's last known position. Talos, tell any visitors who ask, where I am.><I will do so.> Onyx says. <Calculating. . .>You appear in a dank alleyway, with blood pooled out over the ground. No bodies, though.Two ArmaTek goons stand there, leaning up against the wall and smoking."Hey, who're you?" One of them asked, pointing at you. "You see a girl in a brown coat anywhere nearby?"
>>20020177Nope, though I suspect I'm looking for her.What do we know about ArmaTek?
>>20020177"Oh geez, you're looking for her too? Mind if I ask what for?"
>>20020177"Sorry, looking for her myself."
>>20020177"What. ArmaTek goons? I thought I put you out of business during that whole Cadmium Dynamics fiasco."
>>20020177"No. Why do you ask?"
"Oh geez, you're looking for her too? Mind if I ask what for?" You ask."Hell, getta load of this." The goon says, and takes the cigarette out of his mouth. "Armatek's grabbing everyone. I mean everyone, agent-level and higher, to find this girl. I think she stole somethin'. They even got freelancers working on it. You a freelancer?"Before you can respond, the two goons' radios crackled."Hell yes, we found her. C'mon, freelancer, she's in the subways."Your phone starts ringing, and you pick it up as the goons start rushing."Hey, Dave." Dani says. "I'm, uh, in a little bit of trouble."You hear more gunshots.
>>20020177"No. Why do you ask?"Start scanning for anything that could indicate Dani's current location or direction of travel.
>>20020259"Yeah, I kinda figured that out. I'm in a alleyway splattered with blood. Same location where I called you last time. How to I get to you from here?
>>20020259Subvocalize: "Heh. I'm on my way, as it happens."
>>20020259For the LOVE OF GOD, cut external speakers before answering her call."The gunshot-disconnect clued me in. I'm boots-on-ground and inbound, following a couple of ArmaTek goons who think I'm a freelancer."
>>20020259Teleport to her new location, grab her, teleport to EE.
>>20020259Use some of our hacking stuff so that we aren't talking into the phone with our mouth so we can't be overheard.I know Dani, you're in the subways, ArmaTek has goons after you, I'm on my way.Once we're out of this mess we need to have a long talk, but until then just stay safe I'm on my way.
>>20020303We don't have enough position data to teleport to her, and she can't provide it.
>>20020259"Yeah, you could say that. Heh, c'mon, let's go get her."subvocalize"I'm already in the area. Stay calm, I'll be there momentarily."then when the opportunity is right, kill everyone by shooting them in the back, grab Dani, and teleport to EE.
>>20020314We teleported to where she was calling from just now without her giving any info. That's how we got to this alley. Why can't we do it again?
>>20020329But we did have info from the satellite. We don't have info now because she's in a subway, underground.C'mon man, keep up.
>>20020322This plan works better. Cut down resistance from behind.
"The gunshot-disconnect clued me in. I'm boots-on-ground and inbound, following a couple of ArmaTek goons who think I'm a freelancer." You say, cutting off your external speakers as you follow them down the stairs into the subway."Thanks, bro." She said. "Watch out for the dude with the black smoke wafting around him. He's bad news, according to that *girl*."You follow the goons, and almost screech to a stop as you run into a larger squad of goons, and a tall, hawkish-nosed man. "Listen up, goons." He said. "You know your jobs. You distract her with non-lethal force, and then-"He pauses, and eyes you."Who the hell are you?""He's a freelancer, sir.""I didn't ask you, numbnuts." The man said, and stared into your visor. "Who the hell are you?" He asked.
>>20020353I'm a freelancer, why else would I be within 5 miles of this clusterfuck? If I wasn't getting paid I wouldn't be anywhere near here.Make a smiley face with the helmet.
>>20020353"Death on two legs." Decline to elaborate.
>>20020353"Her brother."Drop em with a sweep of the dendrites, just bowling over as many as possible. If any seem particularly troublesome, take out their knees.
>>20020353If ArmaTek is contracting practically everybody they can get their hands on, we should be able to find one of their offers on the internet.Just say we're John and here about the job. Figured since it said urgent, we'd better head straight for the action.
>>20020408I would wholeheartedly endorse this plan if we already knew where she was pinned down.
>>20020337What does being underground matter? Her cell phone is on and has signal so we can triangulate its position. Or maybe we can't if Daedalus is being shut out by ghosts, but that's a different problem.Ok, activate bullshit hacking and see if we can detect her phone. They can't block that but it might not be in range.
>>20020426A good point.
"I'm a freelancer. Why else would I be within five miles of this clusterfuck? If I wasn't getting paid, I wouldn't be anywhere near here.""You forgot 'Sir'." He said. "Okay, new plan. You, tentacled fuck, you distract her and pull her out of cover, and I put her down. If he fails, we bring in the heavies and Eversors, then we put her down and get the target back.""Yes sir." Two of the goons say."Now, merge with the rest of the group. they're in there."You and the goons walk into the next room- which was actually a subway tunnel. Behind a large chunk of rock, you see Dani lying down, via your helmet's deepscanner. Ever so often, a goon shoots a few shots at her."Go on, Pull her out into the open." The hawk-nosed man said to you. Black smoke wafted from a small pump in his palm, and then formed into a rifle. "This thing is loaded with Tranq. Won't do anything if she's psychoed. . .but gotta try."
>>20020490<Dani, take a few potshots at me while approach. As soon as I'm close to you, we'll teleport out of here.>Yes, Sir.
>>20020490How many enemies are there? The teleporter kind of identifies us. Do we have a smokescreen or something?
>>20020490Well we have her location. Let's begin the slaughter, these people are trying to hurt our little sister, for some extremely strange definition of the term little sister.Analyse the black smoke dude's capabilities. He seems to have nanoassemblers, and fast ones.I want to kill him now because I know if we don't he'll show up later and we'll have to do it anyway.Pull out the Javelin, fire it at him from close range and blow him into bits. Time slow if possible to make sure we hit.
>>20020490I'll second >>20020526 but if things go FUBAR it'd be wise to huck this nanite cloud using dude into the nearest wall with a 'drite pimp slap or FUS-RO-DAH.
>>20020490To Dani: "This is rich. They're tasking me with pulling you out of cover. I'm going to grab you and 'port. Be ready.<Onyx, ready a teleport solution to Valhalla. Put us outside, it looks like quick-and-dirty is the order of the day.>Nod, then charge her position like an obvious but impossible-to-ignore distraction, and grab her, teleporting as soon as possible.
>>20020553>>20020544>>20020526We should make sure we can actually be teleported away from here before we do that.
<Onyx. Set us to valhalla.><Your personal teleporter cannot travel that far.> Onyx said. <Especially with that much mass. The furthest I could send you is EE. Calculating... Charging...>"Dani," You say over the phone. "This is rich. They're tasking me with pulling you out of cover. Take a few potshots at me while I approach. Soon as I'm close to you, we'll teleport out of here.""Right." She said. You hear her reload whatever pistol she has."Yes Sir." You say, and you charge the rock, bellowing. She brings her pistol up above cover and shoots three times, each shot missing.You leap over the rock, and grab her tightly. <Now.> You tell Onyx.You appear in Emulsifed Electronics' lobby, staring down Grayson and the entire security team, pointing guns at you and Dani. In one of her hands is gripped a handgun, and in the other is a small, glowing blue crystal.
>>20020569Okay, point. We start off with a slow approach to buy time, then, and scan for anything that might interfere with our teleporting. Make sure Dani knows to take potshots at us to keep them from getting suspicious.
>>20020591Relax the tight grip to a hug and ask her if she's alright.
>>20020591Hey people, nice to see you.Give Dani a brotherly hug, use the drites to make it more loving and so she feels like we're hugging her with half a dozen arms. Dani, I think I deserve an explanation of what's going on.
>>20020591"Miss us? Sorry for the unannounced arrival, but it was a snap decision."
"You alright?" You ask, relaxing your grip on her."Y-yeah." Dani said, getting to her feet. She still had the death-grip on the crystal."Sup." Grayson said, and lowed his gun. The rest of the officers followed suit.Sirens came from outside, and Grayson skipped over to the secretary's desk in the lobby, checking out the external cameras."Shit." He said. "Look at this."You walk over and look.ArmaTek was everywhere. Helicopters flew about, cameras attached to the bottom of each vehicle, and you think you see a few men in power suits. Not normal, CD powersuits, but something... larger. Heavier. Much, much heavier, with hundreds of thick plates.A loudspeaker kicks on. "Please, everyone, stay in your homes." You hear the hawk-nosed man say. "We're simply seeking a foreign fugitive. If you're found harboring this fugitive, then we'll have some bad news for you. This is Captain Minerva of ArmaTek Corp, and this is one of our missions. Again, please, stay in your homes for your own safety."You give Dani a look. "Dani, I think I deserve an explanation of what's going on.""You do." She says, but then shakes her head. "I'm trying to find out more about that *girl*. That's all I've been doing."
>>20020709Well, how long until we can do another hop with our teleporter again? Or we could simply teleport Dani back to Valhalla and just take off our power armour.
>>20020709"I can understand that. Do you know what started this? Why they're looking for you? And do you know if they are aware that you are not, in fact, your...female progenitor?"
>>20020709"Who're those funky red-robed cultists? They're eerily familiar to me in a number of ways. Not just because I already fought them when Templar went crazy.
>>20020709Good to know, what's with the crystal? Now the really important question is how resistant to bullshit hacking their stuff is.
>>20020709<Onyx, Magenta is in the Slepnir right? Well, can you teleport the Slepnir to EE headquarters? Get ready to pink mist some ArmaTek goons.>
>>20020709>>20020736Also: "And what's with the crystal?"
>>20020750Let's not, just yet
"I can understand that. Do you know what started this? Why they're looking for you? And do you know if they are aware that you are not, in fact, your...female progenitor?""It's because I killed the red-robed guys. And . . then I found one of their labs. Labs with data about that girl. They don't know yet that I'm not her.""Who're those funky red-robed cultists? They're eerily familiar to me in a number of ways. Not just because I already fought them when Templar went crazy.""You mean that *girl*." Dani said, with a frown. "They're cyborgs. Uh, affiliated with ArmaTek, I think. Agent-level, according to what I read."<Onyx, Can you teleport the Sleipnir to EE headquarters?><Negative.> Onyx says. <I cannot signal the Sleipnir, or Valhalla.>"Dani, what's with the crystal?"". . I can't tell you that." She said, not meeting your eyes. "Not yet."
>>20020820Oh come on, this ain't gonna work if you keep us in the dark.
>>20020820"It's nothing that will hurt you, right sis?"
>>20020820Why can't we contact them? The ghosts?
>>20020820"Can't tell me because you aren't sure, or can't tell me because you think I'll get mad?""What did the robed guys say to you before you killed them? I'm assuming you didn't just flip out and get your kill on."
<Why can't we contact them?><The satellite here is entirely backed up.> Onyx said. <The entire infrastructure is gone.>"It's nothing that will hurt you, right sis?"". . Maybe." She said, still not meeting your eyes."What did the robed guys say to you before you killed them? I'm assuming you didn't just flip out and get your kill on.""They said that the 'Eversor prototype' was supposedly dead, and that they'd have to bring me into their lab to find out why I looked like her. I didn't want them to know what I really was."
>>20020865Just stay safe, I think I have an army to destroy. You're Dani and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.We need more information. First see if bullshit hacking works at all of if the shadows and ghasts around. Then see if we can start getting more information from the ArmaTek forces outside and if that works taking control of their powered armors. Don't assume direct control yet, just patch into their systems.
>>20020865More zombie monoclaw things? Eh. The fact they're calling them eversors however......
>>20020865"Probably a good choice. We'll just have to sit it out here."
>>20020865Man, even cellphones rely on satellites these days. Are there any land lines around?I think we should endeavor to set up our own satellite network.
>>20020865"Dani, you're being selfish. And not in a good way. If something happened to you, Amy and I would be devastated. Abel, too, and you like Abel, right? We're you're friend and family, so please, let us help you. 'Kay?"
>>20020865"I can in no way fault you for that. I do not, however, like the sound of that 'maybe.'"
Don't we have an instantaneous communicator installed? If not we should be able to build one with the fabricator in the basement.
>>20020926I like this
>>20020936>You don't know how it works- Gazebo made it for you."I can in no way fault you for that." You say. "But. . I don't like the sound of that 'maybe'."She shook her head. "I should be fine. Azure said I'm more durable than you guys are.""We'll just have to sit it out here."Abel came rushing up out of the elevator. "Fuck, they've cut the entire satellit-"He blinked. "Dave. All-""Dani." She said."Dani, right." He said. "We're pretty fucked- I can't get anything out. Anything at all. Amy's still in surgery, and Jun's working on her. Dave, do you have some magic bullshit you can do?"
Hey guys, this quest looks promising and I'm looking through the archives right now.Does anyone know where NearFuture Cyborg Quest 18 is? I cant find it on suptg or foolz.
rolled 46 = 46>>20021020Well Abel should be able to figure out that instant communicator, given time. He seems a absolute whiz kid with the gadgets. I suppose I'll roll to force our intelligence into the satellite and kick out all the encrypted shit, then have deadalus assume direct control of the satellite.
>>20021020"Dani, before you try anything with that crystal, we need to talk it over, okay?""I have no farkin' clue, Abel. Get me an uplink to the satellite and I'll try to bullshit hack it and at least locate the source of the jamming."
rolled 77 = 77>>20021060And I will reroll once, after that I'm done with it.
rolled 93 = 93>>20021020Smash through the comms with our bullshit.
>>20021058>http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19102573/>18 can be found here; sorry about that.
rolled 64 = 64>>20021058http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19102573>>20021020I believe it is time for magic bullshit hacking. Take control of the comms, not in a way they can notice, but where we can hear everything and determine who hears what.
>>20021020The satellites are probably out of range I'm afraid.>>20021058Suptg was broken at that point but you can get the thread number from it and plug it into foolz.http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19102573/
>>20021079>>20021102I think that 93 puts them in range. Besides, it wouldn't be the first time we jumped into a satellite.
>>20021080>>20021102Thanks.I spent a large ammount of time searching for it.
"I have no clue, Abel. Get me an uplink to the satellite and I'll try to bullshit hack it, and at least locate the source of the jamming." "Right." Abel said. "Follow me.""Dani, before you try anything with that crystal, we need to talk it over, Okay?""Okay." She said.You follow Abel down to his small command center, and he points you to the system. "Here's the uplink."you close your eyes, and reach into it. . .You're thirty six thousand miles above the earth, sailing through the sky, and you're being inundated by millions of requests, constantly. You urge the satellite to ignore them, and reach out to Daedalus.<Daedalus, take control of this.> You say.<Yes, my lord! I shall copy myself, and your power will double!>The AI leaps into your current residence, and you pull away from the satellite.<I am now ignoring the multitude of encrypted information.> Daedalus said.
>>20021158Good to have you, Daedalus.
>>20021158Find the sources of the encrypted information.
>>20021158Now that we have an uplink, we need to use our ship to eliminate resistance. Use our smaller guns so we can avoid collateral.
>>20021158Sweet. Lets tell Azure what's up. Don't teleport Sleipnir in yet. It should be a suprise when things become sour.Ask Daedalus to save some of the messages somewhere. We might want to try our hand at decrypting them later.
>>20021186And make sure to blast...oh... uhhh... Flight of the... Valkyries? Uh... fuck, it was in that movie, about Vietnam, with the helicopters.
>>20021203Ride of the Valkyries:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHQXqFGhNK8
>>20021158"Good. See if you can locate the source of the encrypted messages any further.""Cyan, use Daedalus' domain as a relay to fork yourself into Sleipnir, and then set that fork to work breaking the encryption.""Abel, Daedalus is set up in this satellite now. You should be able to pass data via him."
rolled 54 = 54>>20021215Rolling, because I didn't think of it and should probably do it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiN6t7K7txw&feature=player_detailpage#t=148sI think maybe this might be more apt than ride of the valkyries.
Now that the satellite's been freed, you quickly explain to Azure what's up.<I see.> Azure said. <I could synthesize a teleporter and teleport it to you guys, for a mobile pickup.><Daedalus, record some of the messages, so we can decrypt them later.><Of course, Lord Dave! The enemies' messages shall be ours!>"You clear it up?" Abel asked."Yeah." You say.Someone starts banging on the door. You open it, and see one of the officers- the one who once got shot assisting you back when CD had attacked the board. "Grayson sent me. There are some Armatek guys trying to get in. What do you think we should do?"
>>20021271"Ask them what they want, using a PA if we have one available. No way in hell do we blindly trust those fucks, not with their history."
>>20021271"What would you normally do if a paramilitary group was trying to break in?"
>>20021271<Azure, how long do you need to get the teleporter here?>
>>20021271Why has nobody called the police or the military, yet? This a law-abiding, tax-paying corporation, after all.
>>20021271"Stall, don't let them in. If things start to look like they're going south, shoot first. I'll be there as soon as I can."
"Stall, don't let them in. If things start to go south, shoot first. I'll be there as soon as I can." you say."Right." He says, and runs back to the elevator.<Azure, how long do you need to get the teleporter here?><Five minutes to synthesize it.> Azure says. <I could bring the entire ship, but we have no idea of what weapons they have. A nuclear bomb could easily tear us apart.>
>>20021368"We might need to fix that soon, what things could survive a nuclear blast?"
>>20021368Should we really get people shot over this? Wouldn't it be better to just hide in the panic room for 5 minutes until we can get the teleporter over here?
>>20021368Build us an evac teleporter, Azure. Make sure to include scuttling protocols.Ask Grayson if he has any objection to our talking to the ArmaTek folks. If he doesn't, go talk to them once the teleporter is built."Why do you need to get inside?"It's not unlikely that they'll recognize us as the "feelancer" from the subway. That could be good or bad.
>>20021394Realistically a mega-corp wouldn't let a group like Arma-tec search their offices.
>>20021368The Evac is a nice backup, but we can't abandon EE to their fate. We brought Armatek upon them, this is something we have to fight and solve.
>>20021417This.Put a face on the faceplate, if they accuse us of being that freelance, "Goddamnit, those assholes swore this was one of a kind."
>>20021433Ah....I dunno about anybody else, but when I say evac, I mean the whole building.
>>20021448Actually, I'm surprised the folks at the subway didn't recognize us as the guy who fucked their shit up awhile ago.Best change the BS line to "Fucking copy-cats."
<We might need to fix that soon. What things could survive a nuclear blast?><Very little.> Azure said. <Our shields could handle the radiation fine, but the blast itself is the problem.><Build us an evac teleporter.> You say.<Right. Working on it.> She responds, and you take the elevator back up to the lobby. Two officers are talking to a small squadron of six goons, and Dani is hiding behind the desk."Hey, it's the freelancer." One of the goons say, waving to you. "See, I know him. We can come in, right?"Grayson frowned."Why do you need to get inside?" You ask."Well, we need to search for that girl." The goon said. "The captain sent us. She's not in here, is she?"
>>20021368Just teleport the ship into the garage, we'll get in and teleport back before they enter the building. Don't want to get EE into trouble.
>>20021449We can't. I mean, we're not an EE employee anymore. We can't make the decision to abandon an entire complex to it's own fate. There's plenty of projects that will be abandoned, and secrets lost if we bail imediatley. I say we should stay and fight. Use the teleporter as a desperate retreat if we fail horribly.
>>20021480"I chased her through here. You mean you didn't see her run out this way?"
>>20021480Tell them we've just searched through here and we couldn't find her here.
>>20021480Whatever she did when I touched her sent me here but she didn't come with me.
>>20021480These dudes are seriously fucking stupid."Why would she be here?"
"I chased her through here." You say. "You mean you didn't see her run out this way? I've been searching the building, but she isn't here.""Okay," He said. "By the way, the captain wants to see you about the way you and her vanished. C'mon." The goon said.
>>20021480"Nah, lost her. An old college buddy works here, so he lets me stay until this whole thing is over. You saw that alley, right? No money in the world is worth such an end."
>>20021530Should we go with him, or should we tell him they can't pay us anywhere near enough to face that monstrosity again?Something about rather facing ArmaTek's legal department than the "girl".
>>20021480They seem to have a way to locate the crystall very fast. Lets give Dani a portable teleporter and send them on a merry chase around the globe! Better: give her a Raven and have her leave the planet! Good luck finding her there.>innocent. tgusedthat is sad, captcha...
>>20021592Or stick it in a lead box, or something else to mask whatever emissions it may give off.
If we could find out, how they find it (it needs to emit something for that, right?) we could create some decoys.
You open your mouth to say something, but then you hear one of the goons say something."He's Bullfrog."". . Shit." The goon says, and raises his gun. "Fuck. Get the captain!"
>>20021660Okay guys, you get one chance. Leave and nothing will happen to you.
rolled 22 = 22>>20021660You guys are really dumb. You could have not said you noticed who I was, then you could have lived.Grab them both with Drites, Rip and Tear.
>>20021660Knock the gun out of his hand with a 'drite. "I have a name, damnit."
>>20021660Grab them both with 'drites and disarm the one pinting his gun at you."Well, that was brilliant. You know, I'm perfectly willing to be peacible about this."
You don`t want to piss me off. Leave, don`t bother EE as we`re going to be gone in 5 minutes. If you do bother them I will declare war on Armatek. You know what happened to the last tow companies I declared war onÉ They are dead.
>>20021694Don't tell them about being gone in five minutes. It is both untrue and might lead to them rushing us or waiting until we leave to destroy EE.
"I have a name, damnit." You say, and snatch the gauss rifle from his hands. "You know, I'm perfectly willing to be peacable about this. Just leave, don't bother EE, and we'll be gone in five minutes.""But-""Calm down." One of the other goons say. "Let's just leave them be."". . Yeah." The goon says. They all turn around, and go back out onto the street.One of them pulls out his radio once at an appreciable distance, and started talking into it.One of the security officers wipe his brow. "Good thing we sent everyone else home." He said. "Otherwise I'd be a lot more stressed. There's just us, Abel, Jun, and that one technician that left a few weeks ago."He squinted at you. "Didn't you start dating her?"
>>20021694Armatek was one of those companies we fought before.
>>20021775Yes, yes I did, she's wonderful.Listen in on the ArmaTek radio.Ask Daedalus for details on who or what was fucking with the satellite networks.
"Yes, yes I did. She's wonderful.""Good for you, man."You listen into the ArmaTek Radio, listening closely."EE's clear. They checked the place themselves. Bullfrog and Titan were there, but they were pretty amiable for a corp we fought awhile back.""Fuck. Okay, she's probably out of the city by now." You hear the hawk-nosed man respond. "Tell all the men to come back. I'll set the heavies in the labs, and keep the Eversor vans hidden in case she comes back.""Right, Captain Minerva.""Move out."Then the radio went dead.<Daedalus, do you know who was fucking with the satellite network?><Oh, Lord Dave, I do know.> He said. <They utilized several satellite uplinks in the city, and used them to flood the satellite with messages. I also believe that they used jamming technology to make things even more difficult. It seems that they're slowing down, however..>
>>20021930Send everybody on ArmaTek's goon squad an anonymous gift basket, and the advice to switch to a better company.Very nice to meet reasonable people, at last.
>>20021930Well, that was easier than I thought it'd be. Is Grayson called Titan?Keep listening on ArmaTek conversations, go visit Amy and make sure she's doing alright.
"Well, that was easier than I thought it'd be." You say. "Is Grayson called Titan?""That was CD's codename for him." Abel said. "Just like Naga was Amy's, and Dragon was Jun's. I didn't have one.""What was mine?" One of the officers ask."Uh. . . " Abel looked from side to side. "Wyvern.""Sweet." The officer said, and went back to the secretary's chair. "Such a cool codename."". . Yeah." Abel said, lying.You listen for any other communication from ArmaTek, but most of it is them organizing their retreat.You make your way up to Jun's office, but the door is closed. You knock."Sorry, I'm rather busy." Jun called, and you hear her voice muffled by a breath mask. "And I can't allow any contamination."
>>20022100It's fine Jun, I'm just checking on Amy.
"Is there any way we can get uh...un-contaminated?"
>>20022100"Right, just checking up. Have Amy give me a call when you're done."Go back to the lobby and get Dani somewhere less easily observed from the outside."You ready to talk about the crystal, or do you want to wait some more?"
>>20022126>"You ready to talk about the crystal, or do you want to wait some more?""And do you know what it is?"
"Right, just checking up." You say. "Have Amy give me a call when you're done.""It will be another few minutes, and she won't be able to walk for a day or so." Jun said. "But I'll make sure to tell her."You get down to the lobby, and then take Dani down even further, to EE's training room."You ready to talk about the crystal, or do you want to wait some more?"". . I don't want to talk about it at all." She said, looking down at the crystal itself. "But. . ""And do you know what it is?""Yeah, I do." She said. "I'm. . I'm going to keep it for now, though. It's two of a kind, and that *girl* said that the smoking guy has the other."
>>20022290"It's okay Dani. You don't have to tell me, I trust you. However, I can't let you do this on your own, so next time just ask for help. We're your friends, and that's what friends are for."
>>20022290"Huh. Alright."I'm assuming it's related to his compiler, or whatever it was.
>>20022290Okay Dani, but if you ever want to talk about this or anything else just let me or any of the gang know. We're here for you kiddo. Just take care of yourself and please tell me when you're going into dangerous situations, I worry about everyone including you.
"I understand you don't want to talk about it, but I want to do whatever I can to help you. We're not related by blood, but I still can't help but think of you as family.Just promise me that whatever it is, you'll come to me about it if you think I can help you with it."
>>20022290"I understand, Dani, and I don't want to push you, but you didn't sound at all sure that it was safe, so I can't shrug and move on. I'm just worried about you. I'm just trying to look out for my little sister.""You said Alli - at least, I assume you meant Alli - 'said.' What did you mean? She keep a journal or something?"
"I understand, Dani, and I don't want to push you, but you didn't sound at all sure that it was safe, so I can't shrug and move on. I'm just worried about you. I'm just trying to look out for my little sister." You say."I don't know if it is safe." She said. "I probably shouldn't even be holding it in my hand. It's mostly made out of exotic materials, and those like to explode and I don't know why I know that." She said, shaking her head."You said Alli - at least, I assume you meant Alli - 'said.' What did you mean? She keep a journal or something?""It had a voice lock." She said, still not meeting your eyes. "She said a lot of things. And a lot of mean things about you and Jun and Grayson. A lot of things about ArmaTek, mostly."
>>20022452"All right. When we get back to Valhalla, we'll have Azure synth up someplace secure you can put it, okay?""You're not Alli. You're.." Take off helmet and set it aside. "Look at me. No, I mean it. Look at me. You aren't Alli. You're Dani, and you're my little sister. You can talk to me if you need to. Or just want to. Or just cry on my shoulder."
rolled 30 = 30>>20022452did you keep it?and may I take a look at it?in the mean time we should be getting a porter beacon out of here soon so we can get you back to valhalla.
>>20022452"I don't really like it when you put yourself at risk like that."Time to ruffle her hair, I guess."If you need to talk about it with somebody who won't judge you, and can forget everything you said by simply willing to do so, might I suggest Azure?"
>>20022452Give her a hug, reassure her some.I've always wanted a little sister Dani.It's okay. Talk about it when you want to, though information on ArmaTek and their operation would be nice. Also details on the smoke person, he's likely to be trouble.
"She was broken inside. That's why she said mean things."
>>20022452Stare into her eyes, then tear out her heart.
"You're not Alli. You're..." You pause, and take off your helmet. "Look at me. No, I mean it. Look at me."She looks up at you, finally meeting your eyes. "You aren't Alli. You're Dani, and you're my little sister. You can talk to me if you need to. Or just want to. Or just cry on my shoulder."She sniffed, and nodded."This. . " She cut off, and shook her head again. "This is something I have to do myself. . Resolve, myself." She said. "Alli Templar was a completely different person. She looked the same as I do, and she has some of the same memories, but . . I'm not her." She said. "And I have to do something significant to tell the world that I'm not her. Do something that she would never, ever do. If I can only figure out what that is."
>>20022866It might sound silly, but not trying to kill me is pretty different from Alli.
>>20022866"You know not all about Alli was bad, right? She loved her big brother a lot."
"As far as I'm concerned, you already have."
>>20022866Or you could just be yourself, and let the world go fuck itself.
>>20022866"I think I understand where you're coming from. Just let me know if you want to talk about it.""In the meantime, you should probably head back to Valhalla to buy yourself some space to think without having to worry about ArmaTek. Azure synthed up a teleporter here."
We probably need to organizes us a planetary defense force soon, just in case.
"You know, not all about alli was bad, right?""I know." She said. "She was clever. Much more clever than anyone really knew. I could tell that from her journal. Secret codes that only she knew, phrases that would hopefully help her if she'd ever gotten amnesia. . . ""You could just be yourself, and let the world go fuck itself." You say."Then who am I?" She asked, meeting your eyes. "Other than an alien monstrosity and a copy of an insane dead girl?!"She shoved you away with impressive strength."I know how the AI ships feel." She said, almost snarled. "About why they don't copy themselves. Because it's *terrifying*. Are you real? Is your copy real? Are you the copy? What are you? Is everything real? Is nothing real? All of these questions that don't even have answers, and they just run through your head constantly and constantly and it just gets more and more and more terrifying!"She closed her eyes, then set the crystal down onto the hard ground."Toss me that Gauss rifle." She said, pointing to the table in the training room, covered in weapons. "I decided what to do with this crystal."
Tearing a bloody swath through her enemies sounds a lot like the old Alli. Although we should definitely not tell her that.Perhaps we should introduce her to our father? He actually seemed okay, last time we met him.
>>20023143>Time to act like a big brother"No."
>>20023143You are the little voice running around in your head. That's all anyone ever really is. I know how it is, my brain's been cooked so much I live in the bullfrog now.And I'm not giving you a railgun. I doubt you'd even scratch the damn thing anyway.
>>20023143"I know exactly what you mean, Dani. I felt the same way when I realized I'd uploaded myself to my bullfrog."Hand her a gauss rifle. "Have at it. Just stand way the hell back."
Go to hand it to her, then pull it back at the last person. "I can't give you an answer about who you are. But I do know that whoever you are, I love you. Stay safe." then hand her the gun.
Nope we have no idea what that will do.
>>20023197This: "Big brother privilege, I can't let you do that. Think about it for a day or two, then we'll see."
>>20023143You're not a copy though. You have a different mind, different insides. You just happen to look like her.I went through a bit of an existential crisis when I went brain-dead for the first time. Am I still human? What am I? In the end, I'm Dave, and you're Dani, and you're most certainly real, and that's all that matters.
rolled 85 = 85>>20023275seconding. "you really need to think about it first.""...or at least give me a chance to build a strong enough blast chamber..."
this >>20023276 plusin fact you don't even have to look like her. With modern medicine you can look however you want.
"I can't give you an answer about who you are." You say, "But I do know that whoever you are, I love you. Stay safe." You toss her the gun, and she catches it adroitly- the movement almost reminds you of Grayson, somehow."This." She said, taking careful aim. "Is a quantum computer. More powerful than anything on the planet. Even more powerful than Captain Minerva's augment. Allison Templar wanted one to connect to a gen-3. She encouraged her brother to try out for EE's bullfrog system. Thought it would lead to the singularity. Then her brother died. It was her fault, and she tore herself up over it. Went mad, and had to blame someone else. This crystal is the one most important thing she wanted."She pulled the trigger, and the gauss projectile slammed into the crystal. It burst into tiny shards, littering the ground."I could care less about it." She said, and dropped the rifle. "That's why I'm not her."
>>20023318Time for hugs and forehead kisses.
>>20023318"Damn. That could've been useful. Oh well. So, what d'you wanna do now?"
>>20023318AWW MOTHER FUCKER! That would've been invaluable! We could put that in our head!Well, grab a shard so that we can synthesize it later when she's not looking. Otherwise just nod and maybe hug her.
>>20023318"I can see why you didn't want to discuss it now."Give her a hug."Feel better?"
>>20023318Give her a disapproving look."right, so how are we going to tell ArmTec what you did without killing everyone in EE?"
>>20023318it was 5 to 1 to not let her destroy the thing
>>200233825 to 2 actually, but yeah. What?
>>20023430missed one lol
"Damn. That could've been useful." You say. "Oh well. So, what d'you wanna do now?"She shrugged."Maybe we could go check on Amy. Or make our way back to the Valhalla. Or I could go try and seduce Abel." She said, walking back to the elevator.While her back's turned, you scoop up a few shards with your 'drites and slip them into your inventory, following her."Really, bro, it's up to you." She said.
>>20023461>>20023318Actually, yeah. What? We were by-and-large against giving her firearms.
>>20023461"Let's check on Amy, then. You could also do something with your hair, get it colored and so on. So you'd look less like... her, if that bothers you. Could also help prevent unfortunate incidents."
>>20023461"I think you need to approach Abel a bit more slowly. He isn't really used to have beautiful young women interested in him.Anyway, would you like to see if the EE cafeteria serves ice cream?"
>>20023461Yeah, I'd avoid Able for a bit.So you've proven to me that you're not Ali, but I already knew that, how do you expect Armtec to know what you've done?
>>20023582Yeah, we DON'T want ArmaTek to know what she's done. Then they'll be more pissed.
>Sorry guys, you were right. I'd counted the votes at 1 to 2 at the time I wrote the post, and I'd forgotten to refresh before posting.>This was a major decision, so I'm going to give you guys another fate point in apology.>Fate points: 1."I think you need to approach Abel a bit more slowly. He isn't really used to have beautiful young women interested in him.""I know." She said. "That was a joke.""You could also do something with your hair, get it colored and so on. So you'd look less like... her, if that bothers you. Could also help prevent unfortunate incidents.""That's a good idea. Let's talk to Amy, then."Eventually, you make your way to Jun's office, where she's patching up Amy, who's still asleep. Amy's legs had been replaced with sockets, and the flesh of her spine had been completely peeled back. Jun was painstakingly binding these long, digital cables around bits of her nervous system, connecting cable to cable, needles stabbing into her vertebrae.Jun was wearing a mask over her mouth, and had her hair bound into a tight bun. "Hello, you two. This is a simple procedure, after KI developed it, but it still takes quite some time. I just need to put her back back together and have the auto-doc take care of it."
rolled 99 = 99>>20023461it may be. but I've found that he who can learn the new tricks fastest wins fights more often.I've had a LOT of experience in this regard...as for Abel I pose you a challenge. try and sneak up on him while he's watching porn. you can blackmail him into lots of things if you do that...
>>20023655>"I know." She said. "That was a joke.""I could ask him to give you a tour of his office, though. He's really good at what he does."
rolled 83 = 83>>20023655okay, when will she be safe to take back to Valhalla? I've got a tingling in my spine that says I should be buttoning up and lying low. and I have some business to transact with Gareth Vanko...
>>20023655The votes in order:>>20023197 'No'>>20023226 'I'm not giving you a gun'>>20023227 'Have at it'>>20023244 'Hand her the gun'>>20023245 'Nope'>>20023275 'I can't let you do that'>>20023300 'You need to think about it properly first'There was no point at which letting her was ahead. Just saying.
Relax you guys, Exabyte is human. He goofed. We got a fatepoint.
>>20023723So he missed one. It happens.
rolled 82 = 82>>20023737agreed...
>>20023655"She, uh, never actually said what she was getting done, as it happens."
"Okay, when will she be safe to take back to Valhalla?""When she's awake, most likely." Jun said, rolling Amy into the large, cable machine- the same one that had patched you up after you'd gotten augmented. It reminds you of Project Immortal, now that you look at it... "I'll also need to do some tests to see if the Mark Two works properly. The same sort of tests I'd done on you after you first woke up, Dave."
>>20023655Wait, is she getting a Gen-3 implant? Why is she getting a Gen-3 implant?
>>20023111 Get three to do it
>>20023782I'll repeat >>20023779
>>20023782She went ahead and did it, didn't she. Can't honestly say I'm surprised."Twelve had a mark two. His worked fine, so at least the tech should work."
rolled 25 = 25>>20023783because she wanted one. remember the non-cannon discussion?she was talking about that.>>20023782"I am sorry for what I'm about to say Dani"look her straight in the eye "if her brain starts leaking out of her eye-sockets I will hold you responsible. personally."
>>20023845Shouldn't we rather say that to Jun. And on second thought, let's not do that at all.
>>20023845>remember the non-cannon discussion?Yes, but I'm ignoring it in my canon reply. I'm pretty sure the last time Dave talked to her about it he was really against it and she kind of agreed.
rolled 16 = 16>>20023876thats who I meant>>20023845I meant to look JUN in the eye
"She, uh, never actually said what she was getting done, as it happens.""Well, other than the legs, she's getting a mark two bullfrog." Jun said. "Not as massive as yours, and it's based in the back of her neck rather than the spine, but it's similar in nature to the Bullfrog and the IDW chairs, and even that one portable UDW implant that went missing.""Wait." You say. "Is she getting a Gen-3 implant? Why is she getting a Gen-3 implant?""Oh, she asked me, and Azure helped me figure out the more tricky bits, complete with scans of her nervous system." Jun said. "So we bumped heads and custom tailored this for her. No feedback problems, but we won't have any bullshit hacking either, and the cables won't be as easily unspooled."That's when Amy started twitching, and blood dripping from her ears.>>END OF THREAD>>My twitter's @futureexabyte, and I'll stick around to answer questions.>>Really, I'm sorry about fucking up with those votes earlier. I feel shitty about that.
>>20023895We can totally fix this with bullshit hacking.
rolled 11 = 11>>20023895your feeling shitty about the wrong thing.>That's when Amy started twitching, and blood dripping from her ears.
>>20023895I love you and I hate you.
>>20023895Oh god damn it, if she has the brain melt problem we are going to yell the fuck out of Jun and Azure. Why wouldn't they let us in on the loop? Also, if it has not bullshit magic hacking, what's it do?
>>20023895We warned you about the gen-3, Amy. We said we didn't want you to get it for exactly this reason. Fucking hell.I guess it's time to bullshit magic hack her new spine.
>>20023895oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck. We can yell at jun for doing this later, the first thing we do next thread the VERY FIRST THING must be to bullshit hack Amy.Why Amy why? It was never going to be worth it!
>>20023895"Oh, god damnit."What's the Bullfrog actually supposed to do, any way? Assuming the bullshitmagichacking isn't what it's supposed to do.
>>20024020as far as I can tell, it's designed as a combination implanted computer and 'router' for further augments.
>>20024020Gen-3 lets you plug and play augments, and works intuitively.Gen-2 requires unique augments for every part, and possibly therapy.
rolled 58 = 58>>20024081>>20024069>>20024020it also is a remote control for everything.and acts, as we have seen in quite some abundance, as a gateway to more abnormal augments like drites
>>20024081Also with gen-2 you have to retool the central augment for each part added, along with installing it and practicing in order to use correctly. Gen-3 can just be plugged in and it's good to go.Gen-3 is also cutting edge.The Bullfrog is just a standard gen-3 that somehow does magic bullshit.
rolled 97 = 97>>20024143nah our brain does the bullshit hacking.
>>20024180Well Bullfrog allows it to happen.Other gen-3s don't.
Original definition of gen-3:>"The generation 3 implant is all but one of a kind. Not only can one send messages to it mentally, like the standard gen-twos, but get this; you can actually recieve feedback! See from a video camera without wearing silly goggles, and-"But then Amy came along in SCQ thread 2 with her fancy sensitive prosthetics and then said that all her legs had sensors in them and they definitely weren't gen-3 so who knows?
>>20024297Gen 1/2/3 refers to neural implants. Amy's legs were wired to the nerves that used to connect to her legs.
>>20024329Gen 2 is wired to raw nerves, and gen 3 is wired directly to the brain.Dave's bullshit hacking is made of some kind of strange fusion between the bullfrogs, his brain, and his wildly sprawling nervous system.
>>20024329It's still receiving feedback. If you could hook video cameras up to the optic nerve why would you need the goggles?
>>20024498you could, if you're willing to scoop out your eye.
>>20024516Nah, you could just put a little doohicky in the optic nerve and send it a signal to switch between eye input and wireless input from cameras.
>>20024545Where would you put it?There really isn't any room in the skull for extra doohickeys. And if you start taking things out you might as well completely replace it.
>>20024350And plot. Don't forget, Dave's made of plot.
>>20024572It's just a switch and a wireless receiver. It'd be tiny, barely bigger than the nerve itself. You could just make holes where they go through the skull slightly wider and fit them in there.