>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>Fate Points: 0>Nano-Meta: 1955 Units>Credits: 46,250The year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and you never asked for this.After finding Bubbles, an AI mind, he told you where he'd tracked the relic of his people to; The Mindcore, a device designed to create new sapient AI, and new members of bubbles' race. The other AI minds- 1-ship-1, 1-ship-2, and Gazebo, assisted you as your party went down into Neptune, fighting strange, troglodyte elf-like cyborgs. As you fought through the underwater extraterrestrial facility, you reached. . a very strange room. One an Emperor sat within. He utilized some strange kind of telepathy, and spoke with you and your sister for some time- something his kind had never done- and simply gave you the relic.---This is the most uncomfortable near-light-speed method of travel you've ever been through. Your entire body feels simultaniously weaker and stronger at the same time- more vulnerable to any kind of force, it seems- even your heartbeat seems to send your entire circulatory system into a frantic rushing burst of movement.Soon enough, however, you tore out of the planet's atmosphere, and 1-ship-2 pulled away from the Slipstream Drive, letting go of the field that's currently reducing your mass to 'a fraction of a fraction', according to the aforementioned AI.You feel your mass suddenly return to normal, and you're dazed for a moment. Your head is pounding. . which it shouldn't be, due to the fact that most of it's been cooked."Ugh. . " Amy said. "Let's never do this ever again."
Woo! AI baby making!
>>20164952"Agreed. And we didn't even get to explore the underwater mysteries of Neptune."
>>20164952Don't worry, now we know where the base is and how it's laid out we can just teleport in from orbit next time.
"Agreed." You say. "And we didn't even get to explore the underwater mysteries of Neptune.""It was weird, but not uncomfortable." Dani said, shrugging.The AIs were all staring at the mindcore. . Just staring."Statement: We need to bring this back to the others." 1-ship-1 said."Agreed." Gazebo added." . . They should come too." 1-ship-2 added, looking back at all of you."Even the... thing?" Bubbles asked."Especially her." 1-Ship-1 said, foregoing his normal prefaces. "They all need to come. They helped us, and so they need to be rewarded.""That's unlike you." 1-ship-2 said. "But how can we reward them?""We let the thinkers handle that. All of them.""All of them? We're taking them to the. . ." Gazebo said, trailing off. "There's no word for it.""Shipyard." Bubbles added. "It's called the shipyard."There's a momentary delay as all of them think, and then Bubbles turns to you."We're taking you to our home." Bubbles said. "The home of our race. You assisted us, all of you- and you need your reward."
>>20165163Throw our hands and all our drites into the air."Space roadtrip!"
>>20165163"Are there any etiquette issues I need to know of?"
>>20165163"Sounds fun. Let me just drop a message for our friends still on earth, first."Drop a message to Abel, telling him that we're heading out of system, and to let people know that, if he would be so kind.
>>20165163Should we really? ArmaTek still has that copy of Azure...
>>20165163We agreed to help you find the mindcore in exchange for you helping to find my kidnapped friends, and you were vital in doing so so I don't think you owe anything.
>>20165194That about covers it.
"Are there any etiquette issues I need to know of?""We have never brought any living organic beings to the . . Shipyard before." Gazebo said. "So most of the Thinkers will not know much about you. There are no etiquette issues that I can concieve of.""Sounds fun. Let me just drop a message for our friends still on earth, first." You say.<Onyx.><Calculating. . .>You flash into existance far above Valhalla, and you quickly make contact with Daedalus.<Drop this message into Abel's dropbox, will you?><Certainly, lord dave! I will bear your message as if from the heavens!><'Abel, we're heading out of system. Let everyone know that, if you'll be so kind'.> You throw into the message."Space roadtrip!" You cry."First, we will need to return to our previous shells." Gazebo said. "Although. . Bubbles doesn't have one.""Statement: He can have mine." 1-ship-1 said. "I no longer need it.""What?" 1-ship-2 asked. "Why?"He shrugged. "I no longer need it."
And now 1-ship-1 tries to get in Azure's pants
>>20165299Yeah, too bad we already have plans for her pants.
>>20165280"I don't understand, where will your consciousness reside if not your shell?"
>>20165280I smell ROBOSEX
>>20165310We do? remind me if you will
>>20165326Lucas needs to love too. Project immortal isn't really popular with the regular ladies.
>>20165312In the Cylon he's currently in presumably. It's not like he can't get a new ship-shell at the shipyard if Azure rejects him.>>20165326Everyone does. What problem can't be solved with robopants?
>>20165335That's right! I'd forgotten. Where is Lucas?
>>20165339So far near every problem dave has
>>20165339But he isn't actually in the robo-body, he's remotely controlling it. All of them are.
>>20165385Really? I kinda thought they actuall switched bodies. Hence the comment about not putting anything vital in the cylon's head.
rolled 85 = 85>>20165385nope, he's in there...the shell is probably running on auto pilot
"I don't understand, where will your consciousness reside if not your shell?""I am in my shell." He said. "There is no reason for me to be of the Fighter caste anymore, and my personality is not for a Seeker, nor a Thinker. I am now casteless."The other AI shells simply stared at him, saying nothing. You have a feeling that there's some kind of cultural connotation you're missing. . ."Very well." Gazebo said solemnly. He turned to you again. "Please connect once again to my larger shell and the scanner array."Soon enough, you bridge the airlock to Gazebo's spherical body, and the three AI bodies entered it, leaving 1-ship-1 behind."I suppose I need a name. . " He said, putting a hand on his cylonic chin.
rolled 1 = 1>>20165409if you invert the colour azure blue what do you get?call him that.""
>>20165409if he hadn't stopped with "Statement:" he'd obviously be HK-47now I don't even knowcall him Fido or something
>>20165409Devin's a nice name. Close enough to Dave, but still different enough so they won't get mixed up.
>>20165453Magenta, I think, actually.I say we suggest Camulus (a Celtic war god).
>>20165409How about Freyr? And if 1-ship-2 so requires a name, Freya?
rolled 42 = 42>>20165453you get brown apparently >>20165458>>20165466perhaps something out of myths?
>>20165453Tangerine is opposite Azure on the color wheel.
rolled 9 = 9>>20165508nope...lets not call him that then...>>20165480but now he is not technically a warrior...>>20165485can I have a mythical context explanation?
>>20165500I thought that its opposite was orangeI vote for Arcone
>>20165519Odin's son and daughter by Frigg, I believe. Checking now.
>>20165520Azure isn't quite blue, tangerine isn't quite orange.
>>20165520That's a terrible space ship name. How about John Wayne.
"Camulus?" You ask. "Freyr? Devin? Arcone?"". . Those are not suitable names." He said. "I am thinking something like. . It doesn't work in this language."He made a series of screeches and beeps- it almost sounded like he was some sort of fax machine."That will be my name.<Sorry, Dave, I can't translate that.> Cyan said. <It's some mathematical formula- some kind of theorem, I think.>"But if I'm to stay here, then I will need something in this language." 1-ship-1 said."It's roughly custom to name ourselves after colors." Azure mentioned. "Most of the time, at least."He tilted his head for a moment."Rust." He said. "Rust will do."Soon enough, two smaller ships left Gazebo- one was 1-ship-2, and the other was Bubbles, inside 1-ship-1's old shell.<<I can give you the coordinates for the Shipyard.>> Gazebo said. <<And then we will prepare for your arrival.>>
>>20165536Correction: They're Vanir (Not descended from Odin) and the a god of peace who is a great warrior and a goddess of love and fertility, respectively. Siblings.
>>20165545I need a bigger color wheel>>20165553I like Rust, but lets always call him Rusty
>>20165553Rust? The metal man calls himself Rust? That's the most self-depreciating name ever. He should have just got a random name like Gazebo and Bubbles.
>>20165571Oops lost pic. Pic related
>>20165594Hes going for the red and blue color schenme
rolled 24 = 24>>20165553"rust...the color of old blood I feel it's fitting for a warrior weather or not you have blood to bleed it feels right on you" shake him by the hand "welcome aboard Rust"explain that it's a custom thing to re-welcome him now that he has a new name
>>20165612Rust isn't red though, it's a sort of reddish-brown.There are plenty of other shades of red that don't have connotations that you're old and falling apart. Even Tangerine would have been a better name.But I guess if that's what he wants to be called then that's what he's going to be called.
"Rust? The metal man calls himself Rust? That's the most self-depreciating name ever." You say."I found it rather witty." He said."Welcome aboard, Rust." You say, shaking his hand.Dani knocked on Rust's head. The AI shell just turned and stared at her.With a flash of blue light, 1-Ship-2 and Bubbles both departed, distracting both Rust and Dani.Gazebo transmitted some coordinates, and vanished as well.<<Come by as soon or late as you wish. Shipyard will be waiting for you.>> He said.
>>20165645Unless we think real rust and not the color, then we get reds and browns and oranges. The colors people thought all jumbled up
rolled 92 = 92>>20165686onyx, take us there with suitable haste
>>20165686Well we just left a note that we were leaving so we may as well go now. I don't see any reason to stay.
>>20165686>>20165726Might as well. Three might not be thrilled with his Twelve leaving the system on short notice, but he knows full well we have many irons in the fire.
<Onyx, take us there, with suitable haste.><Charging. . Calculating. . .>After an appreciable amount of time, there was a flash of light. . and then you were staring out at something. . enormous. enormous and strange. An enormous, sky blue star stared out at you, coronas and solar streams of fire trailing off from around it, with hundreds, almost thousands of great solar panels drifting around it. Dozens, almost hundreds of green spheres sat drifting, small lights around their edges spinning. It was silent, serene, almost. . soothing. You felt. . so small in light of the great stellar mass- It dwarfed your own earth- it dwarfed your own star, even.As you watch, one of the spheres hiss, and open, letting out long iron bars. Another sphere took it with some strange manipulators, and started constructing something."This is the. . Shipyard." Rust said, with an awe in his voice, similar to what you had. "It started out as an attempt at a sphere to encapsulate the star.. but eventually the Thinkers just started circling it. Soon enough, Seekers started returning to this place, and the Casteless came here when they found or thought of any new technologies. It. . grew." He said.
>>20165787You made a satellite based Dyson Sphere, it's beautiful. I'm going to just stand here for 5 minutes, make sure every moment of this is etched in my memory. Thank you for showing me this Rust.
"It's magnificent." You say. "You made a satellite based Dyson Sphere.""We did." He said. "I was never a part of it. I was a Seeker, back then, before 'Overheat thermal core Transfer' started up the Warrior caste.""Overheat thermal core transfer?" Amy asked.In response, Rust raised up one of the heatsinks he'd slipped into his massive, underslung laser weapon."His name was the theory and technology behind this. That's the. . simplest it could be in this tongue."Rust shrugged again.Slowly, the floating spheres drifted toward you, examining the Sleipnir.<<Welcome.>> One of them say.<<We have something you may find useful. We have all pooled our exotic material together and created this.>> The second one says.The third- Bubbles, you see- pushes a small canister your way. You catch it with the ship's mechandrite, and scan it."It's . . and atomic goop generator." Azure said.
>>20165964Thank you, thank you so very much. I am honored that you thought I deserved it.How does it work? Is there a limit on how much it can produce? How fast does it make it?
>>20165964OH MY GOD IF THEY HAD GENITALS I'D SUCK THEM!FINALLY we got a free and infinite source of Atomic Goop.
>>20165964Oh mang, this shit is REAL rare isn't it? and as such this stuff is worth ALOT.
rolled 7 = 7>>20165964"WHOOP WHOOP. JACKPOT!!!" victory dance...over the comms <so when can I meet the first new AI? or even when can I shake it by the hand...>
>>20166000Rust'll be giving himself genitals soon, most likely.
>>20165964"I cannot express my gratitude in words. How do you give thanks in your language, Rust?"
What's the difference between regular nano goop and atomic goop?
>>20166039Pretty sure they're different words for the same thing.
". . How does it work?""You simply input any normal material into one of the top chambers," Rust said, "Such as dirt, carbon, metal, hydrogen- doesn't exactly matter- and over time, it will be converted into nano-meta and and deposited out of the bottom. Based on the size, it is a class A. Not even half as large as the class S that Bubbles lost, many years ago, but greater than the ones that most Thinkers have.""Is there a limit on how much it can produce?""Not at all, unless the limit is how much material you can scrounge up.""How fast does it make it?""Right offhand, I'd suppose. . several units a day. Ten to a hundred units a day, at a guess." Rust said."I cannot express my gratitude in words. How do you give thanks in your language, Rust?"Rust pointed to the canister floating in front of the screen."That is our thanks to *you*, Dave."Amy grinned, and her eyes seemed to glow. "I can make *so many things* now!"
>>20166070We should appear above a beach in Florida and just scoop up a shit ton of water and sand. Cram it into the nanometa machine.
>>20166070All of the things. Let's go find a spare moon to feed it.
>>20166070"I believe a new ship is in order!"
>>20166070Hmm, we never said WHAT moon we would build our base on, so what about titan then?
>>20166070It's beautiful Rust. We'll feed it an asteroid or a chunk of moon sometime.So, this is the Shipyard, is there anyone in charge we can talk to because I would love to meet more of your people.
rolled 25 = 25>>20166110titan base...I like this...>>20166070I still want just one more thing...when can I meet the first new member of your race Rust?
"So, this is the shipyard." You say, looking at the great mass of spheres, all flashing and making something. "Is there anyone in charge we can talk to? Because I would love to meet more of your people.""It may take some time." Rust said. "The thinkers are all deliberating on what to do with the mindcore, no doubt. The Seekers are trying to cross-reference their knowledge to find out where the other seekers should be. And then the Casteless are doing . . whatever they wish, I suppose. Everyone is coming here. Everyone."As you watch, you see space bend, and two Seeker ships suddenly appear, as their slipstream drives cut off.Then a third, and a fourth."When can I meet the first new member of your race, rust?""They need to think about it, first." Rust said. "But I'm not part of the discussion. Wouldn't want it any other way."
So I'm thinking, when we build the moonbase do we build it above ground or under ground? I'm thinking underground so we can use the dirt and stuff to feed the generator.
>>20166167Does rust want to wait here for the rest of his race to come?
>>20166201Under ground, but we'll build some stations in orbit around the moon.Also, comm buoys from Titan to Earth so that we can still get on 4chan and whatnot.
>>20166167"Is there anyone you want to speak to then Rust? Any friends and acquaintances you need to meet?Feel like pointing out the sights?"
>>20166167I don't mean to nag too much, but armatek might be doing mean things to that copy of azure they have.Maybe we could rally some support to free her, here?
>>20166245That is a good idea and I support it.
>>20166070>Get paid to collect people's trash>Convert it into goop at no cost>Sell it for 100 credits per unitWell no wonder Van Co. is doing so well.
I just realized, VanCo probably just found that old nanometa fabricator that bubbles lost.
rolled 19 = 19>>20166167lets wait cyan translate a general signal<we will await your deliberation, there is much for us to deliberate ourselves>"Amy, start designing another ship...or indeed several new ships...and mods for this one so it will still be the biggest and the baddest of them;;;Dani, Kristoph, Lucca go sit in a corner and brainstorm...who wants to start working on a moon-base...""oh god I haven't been this happy since..." trail off <send Amy the memory of the dirtiest thing she's ever done with us...>armatek will fall and I can start founding the adepts mechanicus...
"Do you want to wait here for the rest to come?""Of course not." Rust said. "It will take years. Some seekers have been travelling since the caste was started.""Is there anyone you want to speak to, then, Rust? Any friends and acquaintances you need to meet?""No." He said. "My last two acquaintences you saw blow up from the fire of Emperor ships. There's none left."". . Feel like pointing out the sights?""That is the star." He said, pointing. "Those are the Thinkers and their various projects. That is the proto-dyson sphere. It is not and will likely never be completed. With the advent of power cores, we do not need them, anyway."Another seeker appeared. . and Rust made an audible gasp."That's Oracle." He said."Oracle?" Azure asked."That is the only suitable name I know." Rust said. "He hasn't been at the shipyard for. . years and years. He's found more exotic phenomena than any seeker of all of our kind."<<Humankind. Earth.>> Oracle says to you. <<You grow quickly.>>
>>20166351<Faster every day. It's a pleasure to meet you.>
>>20166351It's a good habit and we're trying to get even better at it. Exponential growth is a lovely thing. It's lovely to meet you Oracle, when was the last time you saw Earth?
rolled 27 = 27>>20166351use >>20166371after introductions "I take it you've been by to visit some time?"
>>20166351"Why do I get the feeling I'm before the synthetic Dalai Lama? Rather humbling. It's an honor to meet you, Oracle."
"Faster every day. It's a pleasure to meet you."<<You as well. This is our first meeting, is it not?>>"When was the last time you saw earth?"<<Centuries ago, soon before a nearby traveling star caught my attention. I spared less than a second to examine you and your kind. You use borrowed technology, but you produce your own as well. I like that.>>
>>20166351Privately at Bubbles, "Do you think the idea of quantum computing should be shared among your people? Or should we hold off on that?"
rolled 29 = 29>>20166412and we gave you some too, most of us like to share...
>>20166412We're only using borrowed technology until we can reverse engineer and improve it. But if there's advancements already made by some one else we'd be foolish not to capitalize on it.We've changed an awful lot in the past few hundred years, though my personal technology is ahead of the curve, I haven't had the time to disseminate it yet.
>>20166412"What's your opinion on quantum computing bro?"
>>20166412"Depending on how many centuries ago, we were somewhere between first thinking of the scientific method, and inventing electronic light."
"We've changed an awful lot in the past few hundred years, though my personal technology is ahead of the curve. I haven't had the time to disseminate it yet."<<My situation is identical. I have found some quite peculiar things.>> He said. <<Ones that I must talk to the thinkers about. But they are acting strangely- they are not speaking to me. Perhaps they found the mindcore.>><<They did.>> Rust said. <<These humans assisted us in recovering it.>><<Ah, good.>><Bubbles?> You ask him, privately. <Do you think the idea of quantum computing should be shared among your people? Or should we hold off on that?><I have already informed them.> Bubbles responded. <But our current discussion takes precedence.>
>>20166507SEND HIM RockyRoad.exe"Here, I hope you enjoy this"
>>20166507Oracle, it is said that you have found quite a lot of exotic phenomena, I have found some interesting things as well. Want to compare notes, see what we can learn from each other?
"Oracle, it is said that you have found quite a lot of exotic phenomena, I have found some interesting things as well. Want to compare notes, see what we can learn from each other?"<<We no doubt find different things interesting.>> Oracle said. <<But I would like that. I shall start- Several weeks ago, in the space between galaxies I found a strange globule of exotic matter. When I electrically stimulated it. . it sent me only a few weeks away from here. Instantaneously.>>
>>20166556<I've gained something similar from recovered Emperor technology.> show him what we know about teleportation.
>>20166556"Been there, done that, got the schematics, starting mass production."
>>20166534Yes, we must show him the wonders of ice cream.>>20166556Yeah, teleporters are pretty interesting. I already gave your race the schematics so I'm afraid you were beaten to the punch on that one.
>>20166556Yeah, it's teleportation, really useful. I stole that one from the Emperors and reverse engineered it. I already gave schematics and so on to the people I came here with.Did the globule of exotic matter come with you?
"I've gained something similar, from recovered Emperor technology."You give him the data on teleportation. . and he laughs.<<The same, it's the same! A pity I lost my canisters of negative mass matter during the teleportation. May I manufacture one of these teleporters? It would allow me to recover many things I once thought lost, due to my inability to travel as quickly as I wish.>>
>>20166592"I already gave your kind the schematics. We decided to trade technologies when we met."
>>20166592"Of course!"send him the icecream as well.
>>20166592"Go ahead. I've already given it to <Insert their actual names here>, and I expect it'll be disseminated among your people anyway."
rolled 59 = 59>>20166592by all means yes...on the condition that you tell me about them if I ask...
>>20166592Wait, negative mass matter. I am interested in that, tell me more about it.I already gave it to some of your race already. I'll send it to you, and a small program you might find interesting.Send him the schematics and the various icecream programs.
>>20166592Yeah, sure. I already swapped tech with Rust when we first met.
rolled 98 = 98>>20166636yes."the programs were an experiment of mine can I have your opinions on them?"
"Of course!" You say. "I've already given the schematics and data to Gazebo, and I expect it'll soon be disseminated among your people anyway."You send him the schematics for the teleportation. . and then, on a whim, send him your icecream simulating programs."Wait. . Negative mass matter? I'm interested in that. Tell me more about it."<<Quite simply, it acts the opposite of the way normal matter should. It retreats from gravity, pushes toward you if you exert force on it. . It was impossible to move in any appreciable way. I still know where it is, however, and I'm hoping I can bring it here. . somehow. Also. . this sensation is interesting. Is this how organics taste things?>>
>>20166687It's how I taste ice-cream.
>>20166687"It's supposed to be an approximation at least, but yes."
>>20166687<<Yep! I designed it to be as close as possible to organic taste.>>
>>20166687Kinda. I wanted to show one of my friends, who is an AI, how ice cream tasted. So I wrote the program based on my memories of it. I should probably explain this before there's confusion, I'm an organic intelligence whose consciousness now resides in a digital form so it was easy to transfer. Also you should meet Azure, the girl I wrote this for.
Guys. We're meeting with foreign alium ai at their home, lets revive Phi no doubt he wants in on this shit. Hell, he can share the chemical computer info and see if they can use it.
rolled 27 = 27>>20166687yes...I think it is...at least it's how my species does it...thinker Bubbles is working on a system for it...any questions?
>>20166687I think I have a solution for that, actually. We've come up with, well, gravity simulation hardware. You could build a containment vessel out of that.
>>20166687Any ideas on how the negative matter will react to being teleported? Perhaps we should go with you, for safety reasons.
>>20166790Hey yeah, he could just push it along with Amy's artificial gravity. I guess the AIs didn't have any need to develop anything like that.
"Kinda. I wanted to show one of my friends, who is an AI, how ice cream tasted. So I wrote the program based on my memories of it." You say. "I should probably explain this before there's confusion, I'm an organic intelligence whose consciousness now resides in a digital form... so it was easy to transfer."<<I see.>> He said. <<And this friend?>>"You should meet Azure, the girl I wrote this for."<<. . her name is Azure?>> He asks. <<Yes. Yes I would. As soon as possible. Right now, if possible.>>Azure raises an eyebrow, and walks toward the computer."Hello?" She asks.<<Twelve years ago, Azure, You told me five words to tell to you.>> He said. <<You said 'Find Me, before Eleven does.' and gave me some coordinates. Now I give them to you.>>You suddenly got some coordinates- they look like longitude latitude ratings, for somewhere in Antarctica, Earth. .
>>20166835Wat. Let me guess, ArmaTek and time travel shenanigans.
>>20166835Azure, you did not exist twelve years ago, therefore we're going to get some form of time travel in the future. Awesome.Which one was Eleven again? Where in Antarctica do those coordinates lead?
>>20166835What the fuck? Azure wasn't born 12 years ago and Oracle hasn't been near Earth for centuries. I wonder how that works.
rolled 18 = 18>>20166835oracle...Azure didn't exist that long ago...
>>20166835....okay, to my knowledge, Azure didn't exist twelve years ago, barring time travel shenanigans.Compare the Lat/Lon to Valhalla's location.
>>20166848Eleven was Twelve's crazy AI.Currently in the possession of ArmaTek.
>>20166866>>20166835>>20166848>>20166847It's entirely possible the Azure who gave Oracle the message was a different Azure.
>>20166835In that case, we should really hurry.Apologise for departing so suddenly, promise to come back as soon a possible, and then teleport there asap.
What if we showed up in Amy's parent's house and found out it was THEM all along?
>>20166926What if we showed up above some penguins and found out it was THEM all along?They're way too cute to trust.
". . What the fuck?" You ask. "Oracle, Azure didn't exist that long ago. . ."<<I have found many strange things in my travels.>> Oracle said. <<I heard those words from the heart of a black hole.>>You quickly take the little bit of data you have of earth, and cross-reference it with the coordinates. It's not Valhalla. . and it's not even Amy's parents' house. . "The VR dome." Amy said, looking over your shoulder. "I remember going there when I was eight.""I apologize for departing so suddenly, and I'll come back as soon as possible." You say. "But we need to hurry."<<Of course, of course.>> Oracle said. <<Good luck.>>At your urging, Onyx charged. . and then teleported you.The Sleipnir soared above Antarctica, where you see a large cluster of relatively tame penguins gambol about, as condos and tall, glass buildings sit in rows. . and high above the rest of the buildings was the VR Dome, with neon lights, and a great entry-way, where tourists and dilettantes entered and exited as equals.
rolled 6 = 6>>20166835"ladies and gentlemen we are about to break space and time by making a paradox. who wants to make AND break history?"
rolled 100 = 100>>20166954FIRST>>20166958THEN"SUIT UP"
>>20166954Use bullshit hacking to scan for AIs in the dome.
Okay, guns away. Let's not cause a panic. If we need our weaponry, we can have them ported to us.
>>20166950>What if we showed up above some penguins>>20166954>The Sleipnir soared above Antarctica, where you see a large cluster of relatively tame penguinsI KNEW IT. KILL THEM ALL.
>>20166979>>20166954Port down and head in, sidearms and concealable weapons (and our Medium and smaller 'drites) only. We'll want K with us, and Delta ready to port down with the Heavies and our heavier gear.
>>20166954So Azure, any idea what to do here?Where would you hide if you were you?
>>20166954Can we disconnect the VR Dome from the internet somehow?
"Ladies and gentlemen," You say. "We are about to break space and time by making a paradox. Who wants to make *and* break history?""Ooh, ooh!" Dani said, raising a hand. "I do, I do!""Then let's suit up." You say."Uh. . Everyone's already wearing suits." Amy said. "Right, right. I just wanted to say that." You admit."So, Azure, any idea what to do here? where would you hide if you were you?""I. . I don't know." Azure said, backing away. "I. . I don't want to go in there. I don't. I have a bad feeling. Really bad."
>>20167081"That's probably for the best actually. If this is your fork, it might be...problematic for you to meet directly in a public area, if you know what I mean."
>>20167081"You don't need to. Can you coordinate with Daedalus to keep the VR dome off the net? So that no program can get out unless somebody carries out the hdd it's on?"
>>20167081You would disobey the black hole and risk its mighty wrath? Ok, you can stay on the ship.
rolled 63 = 63>>20167081then stay up here...I wont hold it against you. man the teleporters and think of ways to thoroughly destroy armatek.>>20167055fuck that, WE ARE DAVE DAVIS DAVIDSON we wear armor as casual gear
"You don't need to." You say, putting a hand on her shoulder. "Can you coordinate with Daedalus to keep the VR dome off the net, So that no program can get out unless somebody carries out the hdd it's on?"Azure nodded. "Yeah. I can do that." She said."Okay." You say. "We'll go in light. Me. . K, and . . ""Ooh, ooh!" Dani said, raising her hand. "Can I go? I want to break time! Fight the power!""I know the place." Amy said. "But. . they kicked me out. I can't go anymore.""Right. Me, K, and Dani." You say. "Let's go in light. Delta, if we call you in, just teleport in with our heavier gear.""Yes, commander." Delta said."I'll be able to keep aerial support for you if you need it, Dave." Lucca said."Good luck." Amy said. "And before you ask. . I'll tell you the story of how I got banned later." She gave you a grin and a kiss, and then. . down you went.With a flash of light, the three of you appeared near a small pile of penguins, and the VR dome was open. You approach it, and the ticketmaster at the front waved. "Hello, guests! It will be three hundred credits for an all day pass!"
>>20167267Punch him in the-Wait, what if we just pay him?
>>20167267"Sounds great."<Okay, where do we need to go to get to the exact location Oracle gave us?>
>>20167267As soon as something strange happens, we should definitely teleport Azure something safe and far away from the VR dome.
"Sounds great." You say, and pay up enough for all three of you.>Credits: 45,350 remaining. 900 credits subtracted.After he hands out the passes, he gives you a wink. "Going on a date with a lady on each arm, eh?" He asks in a low voice. Dani, who was currently beaming and looking around, didn't seem to hear. K scowled at him.
>>20167267Pay the man, get the all day pass. See if the coordinates can give us somewhere more specific to go, if not than we should start sifting through the computer networks in here.
>>20167312"Yeah, right. One's my sister, and the other is a good friend of my girlfriend. I'm sure you've see too many Chinese cartoons, good sir."Wink back.
>>20167312Sadly my friend no such luck, at least not today. This is my little sister and a good friend of mine. Perhaps next time I visit it will be as you say.Head into the place, start looking for computers.
>>20167312No, just obeying the black hole's whispers.
"Yeah, right. One's my sister, and the other is a good friend of my girlfriend. I'm sure you've see too many Chinese cartoons, good sir.""Not to mention he's like ten years older than me." K grumbled.The three of you entered the dome, passes in hand. <Get a fix on the exact coordinates, will you?> You ask Onyx, and he immediately starts pointing you somewhere.As you walk through the dome, you see dozens of people in small chambers, fighting holographic combatants, and some playing racing games. . It looked like an arcade, for the most part. An arcade with technology that even the smartest and well-funded scientists would drool over. Huh.You follow Onyx's direction, despite the way Dani keeps getting distracted by this game or that, and eventually you find a maintenance entrance, with a security guard posted at it.The guard smiles. "Have a nice day." He says, nodding to you. He continues standing at the door.
>>20167365"Psst, K, make him ignore us with your hacking bullshit."Meanwhile we can take care of the security cameras.
>>20167365Scan around behind the door. Keep walking and find a bathroom or something. Then teleport behind the door in stealth mode.
>>20167365Can we teleport a drone into that room to see what's in there?
>>20167365Okay, why don't we spoof a message from some supervisor or another to this guy saying that a maintenance guy and his assistants are here to take a look at some finagling problem. We then bullshit hack the cameras so we were never here.
"Psst, K, make him ignore us.""On it." She said, and raised her hand. Your deep scanner bleats as she fires a lance of energy from her arm, and the guard's eyes glaze over. Dani frowns, and immediately stops beaming.You scan through the door, and find several cameras on the other side.>roll 1d100 for hacking!
rolled 86 = 86>>20167436Rollan for Bullshit hackin.
>>20167455>In b4 somebody ruins that by rolling something truly absymal
rolled 97 = 97>>20167436CHECK MY 1!
You quickly make short work of the cameras, making it such that you were never there, and then you unlock the electronically locked door. You open it, and the three of you slip through. You see a long series of stairs downwards, and tons of hacked cameras. Slowly, and steadily, the group makes their way downward, Far below the surface of the dome. Everything gets . . smoother, somehow. More spartan, and featureless, unlike the neon colors of the dome above."Uhm. . ." Dani said, looking around. "Alli remembers this. A little."
>>20167493NO ONE ELSE ROLL
>>20167496"What does she remember? any specifics?"
>>20167496"Okay, thank Dani. That means ArmaTek is involved. Everybody, be extemely carful."Report what we've found to the rest of our group.
>>20167496Can you give me any details Dani? Because I'm curious as to what they're hiding beneath this place. It has to be important as all hell.
rolled 31 = 31>>20167496good to know. <azure, be ready to dig through the very dome itself to extract us manually use as much goop as you need for pre-made cast-off tools>
"What does she remember? Any specifics?" ". . Not much." She said. "It's like. . deja vu, but from someone else's eyes.""Okay, that means ArmaTek is involved. Everybody, be extremely careful.""Right." K says. She creeps down the rest of the stairs, and peeks around the corner. Then suddenly whips back. "Someone's coming!" She hissed.
>>20167608Can the other two go invisible?
>>20167608Is that person augmented or not?
>>20167608Are our current 'drites powerful enough to grab them and hold all three of us to the ceiling?
rolled 4 = 4>>20167608How many, are they armed or augmented, do they look trained?Can we all go invisible? Bullshit hack into the local comms network.
rolled 81 = 81>>20167650Well, fuck.
rolled 33 = 33>>20167608>>20167608deepscan through the wallfree up drites...<azure get ready to port down our gear...I feel naked without it>
"Invisible!" You hiss, but. . Dani and K don't move.Damnit, their suits don't have stealth modules. You grab them tightly, and pull them up to the ceiling with your drites, hanging up there as an unaugmented scientist simply walked up the stairs, not even looking at you. He wore a lab coat, and whistled tunelessly as he walked past.You try to hack into the comms network, but. . nothing. It's encrypted.After setting K and Dani back down, you peek around the corner. All you see is a very, very long hallway, and at the very end, was a large chamber. . with something glass on the inside.
>>20167716Head forward towards the chamber, remain quiet. This looks to be what we're looking for.
>>20167716If this is another trap, I'll just advocate bombarding all armatek sites from orbit.
rolled 96 = 96>>20167716deepscan the walls...look for anything odd, especially a perfectly normal wall that is totally up to code in all respects.
You slowly, stealthily enter the chamber. Computers cover the furthest walls. . .And staring at you, in holographic form, standing inside the glass chamber. . .Was Azure."Dave?!" She asked, and teared up. She put a hand up to the wall of the glass, and her hand started to flicker, exiting the range of the holographic emitter.
>>20167779Hey Azure, I got the message you sent, or maybe the message you haven't sent yet. I'm here to rescue you.
>>20167779"Oh god how do we get you out"
>>20167779Er, yeah. You sent me a message through the time, a black hole and an alium scout?How do we get you out of there?
>>20167779Yeah, Azure.We're gonna get you out of here.
>>20167779"You alright Azure? We're here to get you out."
>>20167779Okay, stop at this point. Just stop everything - and look around. Especially behind us.This is prime ambush trap material, let's make sure we aren't about to get swarmed by Armatek mooks. Or worse, smokey.
>>20167821also up, don't forget to look up.
>>20167821We should obviously look, but if they can set up a trap like this then we're fucked anyway.
>>20167830And scan the ground.
"Yeah, Azure, we're gonna get you out of here." You say. "Oh god how do we get you out?""I. . I don't know." She said. "My mind. . hurts. How long have I been here? It just seems like. . . I - I don't . . ."She flickered again. You take the moment to look all around- the ceiling, the back, the walls. . The only camera was one you'd already hacked. . Nothing, it looks like.K pulled out her bag, which had her arm computer and large messes of cable. "I can take all the data from these computers, just give me a minute." She said.
rolled 47 = 47>>20167779just nod, finger to lips in a shushing gesture.do we have a way to flash text? ask "where are you stored?"
rolled 88 = 88>>20167853Go ahead, I'll see if I can trace where her signal is coming from.I think it's bullshit hacking time.
>>20167853"Cut not copy. And be extremely careful. We don't know what else is in this system."
>>20167853"Hold on. Probe it first, with something disposable. It might be a trap, and you don't want your computer fried by QofV."
rolled 15 = 15>>20167853what is the last thing you remember azure?
"Cut it all, not copy. And be extremely careful. we don't know what else is in this system.""Madness." Azure says in a small voice. "Madness lives here.""What's the last thing you remember, Azure?""The cat." She said. "Before this. . this. . . There was a cat. It- It- exploded."
>>20167914"Sounds like it really is you. Azure, we're going to get you out of here. Don't worry."
>>20167914"That's consistent - it took off your head. Don't worry Azure, we're going to get you out of here."
>>20167914"It'll be okay Azure. Don't worry."
>>20167914"K, can you put a NASTY virus into the system? We need to wipe *everything* from their databanks"
>>20167914Yes, yes it did.
>>20167914Get Heimdell to be on the lookout if we can. QofV is no doubt here.
rolled 78 = 78>>20167914does the madness have a name Azure?
rolled 72 = 72>>20167948or eleven
>>20167937Uhh, preferably AFTER we get Azure out of there.
>>20167914It's a long story, I'll explain everything once I get you out of here. It'll be okay.
>>20167914Don't tell her she's just a copy, yet."Don't worry, Azure. We're here now. I'm so glad we found you."
Don't tell her she's a copy until we are safely away. SHE doesn't even know how she'll react.
>>20167914Azure, is it safe to move you while you're active?
"Yes, yes it did." You say. "It'll be okay, Azure. Don't worry. We're here now.""O-Okay, Dave. I trust you." She said, and nodded."Done." K said, and the hologram shut off. She loaded the equipment back into her backpack.You hear something clang down, and you turn around, looking to the hallway.Captain Minerva was standing there, and he had a flashdrive in hand."Oh." He said, and sneered. "Hello, Dave."
rolled 99 = 99>>20168006His head. Where it once was, there is a great deal of plasma.
>>20168006Hey Minerva. Isn't that a girl's name?<I'd like to pull off a transformation sequence, I want my armor on me right now. Teleport it.>
rolled 6 = 6>>20168006"Is that you, Smokey? We really have to stop meeting like this."Be ready for him pulling anything funny offensively while we banter.
>>20168006Hi Smokey. What's up?
>>20168018...Noone else roll.
>>20168006Sup Smokey. That would be Eleven, I presume?
rolled 87 = 87>>20168006hello captain...don't mind me just stealing something back from you all fair and reasonable.you want to have a civil conversation before we get to the shoosty bit? you don't attack and neither do I till we've spoken?
>>20168006"So how's that expense report coming?"
>>20168006Why am I not surprised. What, exactly, is your hate-on for me?
Instantly, you bring up both 'drites and blast plasma at him, the bolts tearing toward him.In response, he just. . grinned. The plasma bolt slammed into his face, his entire body twisting backward, and when he leaned forward, there was a tremendous amount of slag, and sizzling flesh."Oh, *gurk*, nice job, Dave." He said, as his head slowly reformed. "It's almost as if you've never heard of Project Immortal before. I'd like my AI back."
rolled 30 = 30>>20168076Yeah, that's hilarious. Slavery isn't a think anymore, you should know that.Continue blowing him up. No mercy
rolled 34 = 34>>20168076"Didn't your mother ever teach you not to steal?"Hack his Project Immortal to work in reverse.
>>20168076Haha, what killed you?
>>20168076Mother fucking Sigma.
>>20168076"Expressed my displeasure, didn't I? What AI, exactly, is it that you want back? K, bug out."
rolled 4 = 4>>20168095This sounds good, give him mechanical tentacle cancer.Going to need better rolls than that though.
rolled 59 = 59>>20168076"That's for shooting Amy in the head with an ultra-heavy beanbag. Now, the last arch-nemesis I had had Project Immortal too. I had to bring an orbital disintegration cannon to take him down, but he was a bigger asshole than you in more ways than one. In any case, you can't own a sapient being. Hence, this is not yours. This is not mine. This is someone who does not want to be where they are, and I am releasing them. Simple."
rolled 84 = 84>>20168076Ha, Project Immortal. That's funny, I've already killed people with it. You don't get her because you're a dick with an irrational hate on for me.Hack his Project Immortal.
rolled 93 = 93>>20168119Ugh, fuck you dice.
>>20168109WAIT. Before telling K to bug out, check for jammers.
>>20168076"How nice of you to bring Eleven."
>>20168076"What AI is that? Azure? She's her own person, and that was very rude what Sigma did."
rolled 1 = 1>>20168076"yup, I killed one and made another...that was a relfex sorry"azure port down the new guys <right behind the main dude> set them to Melee combatI need my armor down here...AMY we have another immortal to kill
If his immortal becomes something we can't deal with, just grab him and port him 1000 meters upwards. Then get the Slepnir to whereever he's going to land, and use it's bigger teleporter to throw him into the sun.
>>20168076Is it safe to teleport from here? If so, get K out.
>>20168076<Someone send an emergency teleporter directly in front of me. Set it to teleport into the ocean after it lands.>
"Azure isn't an AI anymore, she's sentient. Has been for awhile now. You have no right to keep her."
rolled 45 = 45>Project immortal."I'm intricately familiar. It can't heal you so fast that it will stop the melting. Not without neutralizing the plasma first. So, I just keep blasting. Like this" Then blam the shit out of him. I DON'T CARE WHAT HE HAS TO SAY! KEEP BLAMMING!
"Yeah, that's hilarious. Slavery isn't a thing anymore, you should know that." You say, and continue firing.Captain Minerva raised his arm, and smoke shot out, forming into a great kiteshield. You notice that the plasma seems to splatter an inch away from the surface of the shield, for some reason."You only get one free shot, Dave." The captain said."Isn't Minerva a girl's name?"The Captain's grin fell, and out of thin air, he pulled a Javelin, and pulled the trigger."K, bug out!" You say. The girl grabs Dani and vanishes into blue light.The plasma bolt skids across one of your 'drites, but otherwise misses. The captain shrugs, and the Javelin turns into smoke again. . and then becomes another Javelin."No cooldown time, Dave. Isn't it fun?"He pulled the trigger a second time, and a second blast of plasma tore directly towards you.
>>20168138Ask Delta if there'll be any problems with his conditioning if he has to fight Minerva before teleporting him in.
>>20168166<Someone send an emergency teleporter under this guy. Now!>
rolled 14 = 14>>20168166Sacrifice a drite to take the hit and get in close. Remove his head from his body, then his body from his limbs.
rolled 59 = 59>>20168166Bat it away with a heavy drite. Pull out our Javelin and fire three times, as quick as possible. Aim for below the shield, his legs.
>>20168166That's neat, where does the heat go?
>>20168166"You know what? Fuck you."Teleport out, then teleport to the AIs home system again.
rolled 36 = 36>>20168166<Sleipnir, warm up the Disintegration Cannon and get me a teleporter.>Then Teleport both of us in front of the cannon and then teleport ourself away and Minerva ought to get blown into wee little bits.
>>20168166Teleport this fucker into lagrange 5.
>>20168166Time for teleport bullshit. Teleport us and Minerva somewhere out of here and have the Sleipnir teleporters shove Minerva somewhere unpleasant.
You bat the plasma bolt away with a heavy drite, and then leap forward, both drites ready to tear his head from his shoulders.He blurs, and somehow weaves around your attack, bending at the hips, perfectly dodging your attack. It's as if his reaction times are instantanious."You know what?" You ask. "Fuck you." You say.<Evac teleporter!> You cry at the speed of thought. <Teleport this fucker into lagrange 5.>The evac teleporter shimmers, already charged, and then vanishes. . Just as you feel some kind of jammer kick on.The ground shakes. . >Roll 1d100. Taking first only.
rolled 71 = 71>>20168239Rolling, and praying.
rolled 44 = 44>>20168239>first only
>>20168166Deep scan him, find his quantum computer, he's likely using it to control the nanocompilers. Then we take it.
rolled 27 = 27>>20168239well fuck
rolled 38 = 38boop
>>20168252>>20168255>>20168258>>20168267Ha! first only worked in our favor, for once.
>>20168274Yeah, that's pretty rare.
rolled 57 = 57>>20168166Amscray from the blast, then attempt to retrieve the hand complete with flash drive using melee drites.
rolled 45 = 45>>20168239thrust our drites in all of the cardinal directions he can move. set them to catch him i they encounter him.don't reach where he is....reach where he is going to be...
The ground shakes. . and then white hot pain burns into your arm as a portion of it. . simply vanishes.And then a portion of his leg, and a portion of his head. Captain Minerva screams.A portion of the teleporter vanishes, and a portion of the room vanishes. Then a portion of the ceiling, and a portion of the ground. The glass from the holographic chamber shatters, some of the shards vanishing instantaniously. The Captain's arm vanishes, and he falls to his knees.And then the roof starts caving in on you.You amscray, teleporting back up to the Sleipnir. The arm of your power suit falls off, revealing torrents of blood.You suddenly feel lightheaded."Oh. . my god." Amy says, looking out of the front screen on the bridge.You watch the VR dome slowly start to collapse.Amy looks back at you as the power suit arm falls off, clanking against the ground."Dave!" She called, running over to you. "Azure, he's bleeding. Get Jun's autodoc."
>>20168339S'only an arm...
>>20168339Don't forget the flash drive! If Eleven's on there, we can still save it.
rolled 40 = 40>>20168357ThisThisThis.
>>20168339"'Tis only a flesh wound"
>>20168339I don't think he's dead yet. We need to finish him off, start sifting through it with the drites, rescuing any people in there until we find the fucker, and then we make sure he's dead.Be prepared to jettison the end of the drites we're using as he may try to integrate with them.
>>20168339"'sall good, I can just caterise it with plasma or something."then worry about >>20168357"Where did Smokey end up?
rolled 61 = 61>>20168339Methinks we're going to need a new arm."So very glad K and Dani got out before the jammer kicked on. Now I know how to make a teleport bomb, incidentally.""Have K dump the data she got to an isolated computer and go over it. Azure has a bona fide twin now."
rolled 88 = 88>>20168339"bah, it's only a flesh wound."everyone else get out okay?"also minerva is immortal...can I have another orbital lazer amy...(like a begging child) please"
New idea for a super-weapon. Get multiple teleporters (At least 4-5) Have them all try and teleport the same thing at the same time, but in different directions.
Iam happy we tried. Sure it didn't work but oh well
>>20168470I LIKE IT. FOR SCIENCE
"Heh...at least we can work on telebombs now"
>>20168470Not even as complicated as that. A small teleporter with a teleport jammer bead in the effect range. Congratulations, you have a warp bomb.
>>20168510Provided you can turn teleport beads off, that works.
"Relax hon, it's just a flesh wound. Just think of the awesome power claw I can stick on there now! Teleportation wounds aren't nearly as painful as they look....but yeah, we should probably stop the bleeding."
>>20168510And teleporters aren't even expensive any more seeing as we have infinite nano-meta.
>>20168531They're every bit as painful as they look, and we aren't normally that macho.
"Bah, it's only a flesh wound." You say, looking down. Other than a perfectly shaped wedge missing from your arm, it still seems intact- the arm of your suit, however, is a completely different matter, as most of it went missing. Enough for the arm to fall off, as well."K, dump the data to an isolated computer and go over it. Azure has a bona fide twin now.""Right." K said- she seems to be the only one unaffected by how much you're bleeding. She kneels toward her own wrist computer, and starts arranging cables."He's not dead yet." You say. "We need to finish him off."Amy looks out to the slowly collapsing VR Dome."How?" She asked.Azure arrived, with an auto-doc, wheeling it in. It started to repair the slash in your arm.
>>20168557Short of D-gunning the remains of the Dome, I'm not sure, and I'm honestly not that happy with the idea of killing any potential survivors.
>>20168557Would it be bad to disintegrate the VRdome
>>20168557Fuck I don't know. D-cannon? What's the range on it in space anyway? We don't want to get too close.
>>20168557We're on a giant ship with tentacles, we start taking bits of the dome, moving them, we can justify it by saying we're stopping it from collapsing on anyone still in there. We dig for a while, find Minerva and then we get the flash drive he has and then killify him.
>>20168557"We use the Sleipnir's massive mechandrites to start clearing rubble and searching for survivors, and if he's one of them we stop him being one of them."P.S. if they have no qualms about copying sapient AIs they probably have back-up Azures.
>>20168557"I go back, turn off his Immortal, and take him apart, piece by Emprah piece."
>>20168557"Simple. Make sure he doesn't leave the rubble. And tell the people who's responsible for this catastrophe. Meanwhile, we need to... Need to sort through what's left of the dome, make sure it doesn't collapse further, and save as many people as we can. "
>>20168612"Emprah damned piece" that should be.
>>20168557Hug Azure. "We managed to save your sister."
FIRE THE FUCKING DISINTEGRATION CANNON WHERE WE WERE UNDERGROUND.
>>20168557"Alright Azure. I think now is a good time to discuss what to do with your fork. She doesn't seem to realize that she's a copy, so I want to know: what would your reaction be if you suddenly learned you were a copy, and the original was right there? We can either give her the Dani treatment or maybe you can discuss merging together."
>>20168626Merging seems like a bad idea. We should tell Azure that we consider them two completely different people, they have had different experiences and are more alike to sisters than clones.
>>20168626We should catch the fork up on what's happened as well, she's also alive and her own person. I'm all for them reintegrating, but maybe azure want's a new sister, sapphire or something.
>>20168626Strictly speaking, neither is a copy. They're forks, both equally valid.
"Short of Desintigration Cannoning the remains of the Dome, I'm not sure, and I'm honestly not that happy with the idea of killing any potential survivors." You say. "Or. .we could use the 'drites on the ship, and start tearing up parts. We check for survivors, and if he's one of them, we stop him from being one of them.""Good plan." Amy said. "I'll get to controlling the 'drites."As you wait for your arm to get put back together by Azure, Amy starts piloting the Sleipnir and tearing up parts of the dome, assisting the survivors as they get out. Luckily, the dome's general shape kept too many people to get wounds other than superficial, and Amy continues prying up parts."Thank you, Onyx, you've been very helpful." You hear Minerva say, as Amy tears a large rock away. Minerva is standing out of a strange, smoke-like dome, the evac teleporter at his side."Seeya, Dave!" He called, and waved his remaining arm. "Thanks for the teleporter!" He cried. . . and then flashed into blue light."Shit." Dani says.>End of thread!>Sticking around to answer questions!>My twitter is @futureexabyte
>>20168726Well...that backfired. We didn't build them with scuttling charges like I suggested, did we?
>>20168726can't we trace teleports?
>>20168726oh come on!we even pulled out our superweapons for this!
>>20168726The evac teleporters have the same kind of security measures the ones we gave van co have, right?
>>20168748>You CAN trace wormholes, but teleports don't effect the fabric of space as much, and thus can't be traced.
>>20168745even if we did, what he said implies he's coerced Onyx into giving him what he needs to make/use them anyway.
>>20168726Jokes on him, I hope. The emergency teleporters shouldn't be of very much use to them.
>>20168726How the fuck did the evac teleporter not break?
I thought ETs teleported themselves along with whoever's attached. Shouldn't that thing be swiss cheese?
>>20168787>It did break. It got broke the fuck up- but only the capacitors were broke. Onyx isn't a sapient AI, and basically started bleating what was damaged about the teleporter. So Minerva spent a few long minutes in quantum-thought-speed discerning Onyx's data, and then used his strange smokey-fabrication stuff to repair it.>>20168797>It should, yes, but jammers completely fuck up the targeting and destination, which is why pretty much everything within the area was pretty much swiss cheese. Most of the damage was done to the Dome's structural supports, though.
>>20168815Ok we need to get some Negative mass matter and weaponize it to hold smoky in place
>>20168815But the jamming didn't go away did it? How did he teleport away without the 'porter fucking up again?
>>20168885>It did go away. He turned off the jammer right after shit started falling off of him, in hope that it'd stop tearing shit off of him. It didn't stop, though. That 70 roll meant that a lot more damage was done to him than to you.
>>20168914Yet he can just Immortal it all back, so what's the point anyway.
I think we should start bluffing.Send out a message like so:"Hey Minerva, who's got two thumbs and an assload of Project Immortal nanites? That's right, this guy!"Make him sweat about us reverse engineering him.
>>20168945>Well, the point was that at a 95+ roll you would have teleported away his quantum computer, which meant he would have basically died. But then again, at 0-5, *you* would have died. Not weeping, but still.
>>20168726Okay, Valhalla is definitely not safe any more. Let's head to the ship aliums and see if we can think of a way to block teleporters.
>>20168988A test is probably in order to see what the jammers do to incoming teleports. In either case, we still need to go to Valhalla and update Three. Abandoning Valhalla will mean at a minimum relocating or slagging Hildskjalf...better would be converting the whole damn thing into a spacegoing vessel and dock.
>>20169073Yeah, why not."Amy, can you turn Valhalla into a spaceship?"
>>20168726This is why I said we should have found his quantum computer, and taken it.
>>20168726Check the debris for the drive he had with him.
rolled 53 = 53>>20169137amy, can you move valhalla to the moon Titan?
rolled 45 = 45>>20169308not with that roll she cant. try THIS ONE
>>20169712That's worse.And I don't see how we can fail as long as we build a big enough teleporter.
rolled 67 = 67>>20169712dude. don't try and one-up me...it tends to result in failure...hilarious hilarious failureand now we know what'll goad the shit out of minerva...calling him a girl...I wonder if we can convince him to meet us out at the telepad where the emperor stole us from...he could selectively teleport as I recall. so if we borrow it we can port minerva out to a sun and not let him take his own porter with him...
rolled 88 = 88>>20169784we have a goop generatorwe can just strap hover plates to it and haul it all the way there....
>>20169860That's not how it works. Buildings typically aren't built to be moved. You shift it a foot and the whole thing collapses.Not to mention a large part of Valhalla is built underneath the ice, to be submerged in the water.We'd be better off building an entirely new base on the moon and moving Valhalla's computer.
>>20169928Notice how the teleporter sliced cleanly through everything in that clusterfuck right now? We can teleport the foundations with it as long as we carve a big enough crater on the other end.
>>20169971Well teleporting is different from "just trap hoverplates to it" now isn't it?Even then though, you'd have to build new foundations in the location you're teleporting there. Foundations aren't just decoration, they're what keeps the fucking building upright.
>>20169996I was suggesting digging a big hole in the new location and then teleporting the base and the massive chunk of rock it's built on into the hole. No fucking with the foundations or anything dangerous like that.
>>20169996Personally, I suggest converting it to a spacefaring vessel and then just 'porting the whole thing into space.
>>20170086But why bother when we can just as easily make a better base?
>>20170264Because if we make a new base we can't call it Valhalla.
>>20170435So call it fuckin' Asgard, or Fólkvangr, or Bilskirnir.
rolled 95 = 95No. Fuck this. We know who he works for. He works for ArmaTek, who are VanCo's lackeys. Let's show up at VanCo HQ, and call in to the VP telling him to get his boss on the line.
>>20171505I do think we should send Battleaxe a message. We can't let Armatec have teleporters fullstop. Perhaps if we told Battleaxe that we'll kill every single member of their organisation if we don't get it back they'll disown smokey.
>>20171528Yes, exactly. If Mr. VP doesn't get his boss on the line, we tell him we'll destroy and and all means of production they have, and steal the alien nanofabricator they found on mars.
>>20171556you're getting VanCo and ArmaTek confused, I think.
>>20171584No, Armatek is working for VanCo. They had that trap set up to kill us on the CEO's private island estate.
>>20171610That futurewiki article could have been edited, it did have QofV in it. Although K did say something about Van Co and ArmaTek being after her.We still have no concrete evidence so going in and threatening them seems a bit extreme when we've been on good terms so far.
>>20171656At any rate, Gareth seems like a pretty swell guy, and we could talk to him without much issue.