>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest>Behind you, Einstein hovered. You could check his data at any time, you knew: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8The two of you walked up the hall, the collapsed Damien sitting on Sarvesh's abdomen, unconscious."That was worrying." Sarvesh said. "I don't know what this Void Queen is, but I have a feeling that it isn't a good thing."The two of you made your way to Damien's room, and Sarvesh hit the doorbell. There was a delay, and then a very tired Alex opened the door, hair disheveled."What.""Ah, Damien, erm..." Sarvesh said, and then trailed off. "He doesn't have his computer on, so he can't translate. Could you talk to him while I put Damien into bed?"The centaur made its way past Alex, into the room, and set Damien into it."... He wander out? Hm." Alex said, and you knew that by now he wouldn't be very conscious.
"Yeah, and gave some kind of ominous prophecy while having black eyes and floating before passing out. It was pretty unsettling."
>>23611392"We were in the canteen and all of a sudden he was there, delivering a pretty unsettling message, then he collapsed."
>>23611392He said something about 'the Void Queen is coming' and passed out in the cantina doorway.
>>23611392"He was floating around delivering weird prophecies and then he collapsed."
"Yeah, and gave some kind of ominous prophecy while having black eyes and floating before passing out. It was pretty unsettling. We were in the canteen and all of a sudden he was there. He said something about 'The Void Queen is coming' and passed out in the doorway.""What's unsettling is the way he keeps walking into me." He said, and then shrugged, and rubbed at his eyes, looking to his personacom. "It's like three AM. Why are you so goddamn spritely, Heather? Nevermind, don't answer that."He chuckled, seeming to give up on why you were up and alert so early, and then crawled back into bed."Make sure to close the door when you make your way out. I can make sure he knows what he said. He told me he can't remember these sorts of things sometimes."
>>23611533"You do know he's blind, right? I doubt he can see you - his powers don't register you."
>>23611533He keeps walking into you because he's -blind-, Alex. >Do not elaborate, just leave the room.
>>23611533"Thanks. Sleep well."Let's start work on his drone.
"He keeps walking into you because he's *blind*, Alex.""Wait, he's what?" Alex asked, as you and Sarvesh made your way out of the room and close the door.You make your way all the way into your workshop again, and you're pleased to see your tools right where you had left them, though they'd obviously been used in the interim.For the third time in recent history, you got to work on a drone frame. Sarvesh clicked, buzzed... and then started to help, reaching for the high shelves for you.Some time later, most of the ion thrusters were done alongside the frame and half of the computer equipment, and for the past few hours the lights slowly brightened.You hear the door to your own room hiss open, and Anna crept out toward her own room. Not long after, Summer and her messy-haired manifestation walked into the workshop."You got up early." Summer said, her manifestation giggling. She seemed abnormally bubbly right now.
>>23611716"What was that about~?"
>>23611716"Woke up late, I thought I would see who was around."
>>23611716"Well, I went to sleep early."
>>23611716"That stunt yesterday really tired me out, so I woke up around 1:00am and couldn't get back to sleep."
"That stunt yesterday really tired me out, so I woke up at around one AM and couldn't get back to sleep." You say, and turn back to Summer."So you just spent all morning building things." Summer said, and grinned at you. "Makes perfect sense. And why were you up, Sarvesh?""I always wake up at that time." Sarvesh responded."Anyway, Anna's getting changed, and then we're all going to have breakfast." Summer said. "Figured I should tell you. You're skipping too many meals, I think."
>>23611910"But I had ice cream earlier. That's a whole extra meal!"
>>23611910Sarvesh and I had midnight ice cream, and then Damien was weird. I didn't spend the -whole- morning making things, you know.
"Sarvesh and I had midnight ice cream. That's a whole extra meal!" You say. "And then Damien was weird. I didn't spend the *whole* morning making things, you know.""Damien is always weird." Summer said. "Come on.""Do you mind if I join you?" Sarvesh buzzed."I don't." Summer said, and turned to lope away, as you and Sarvesh tried your best to keep up.Anna scooped at her cereal, crunching at it with a peculiar look on her face. After getting back to her room, showering, and coming back, she hadn't said any words, and the one time Sarvesh tried to get her to talk, he got a glare for his trouble. You crunched on your own jam-covered crepes, and Sarvesh tried the same goop Damien was eating on the other end of the room, next to Alex and Jilly."So, I'm trying to figure out what I should learn to manifest next." Summer said. "As a living thing, I mean. Living things are hard."
>>23612031>Anna>peculiar lookWe need to turn that frown around.
Rolled 42>>23612031"Make a squirrel!"telepathy to Anna, <Are you alright?>
>>23612031"You could try another tiger, or maybe something of your own design?"
>>23612031"You have a human you, so why not try a Nagala or Centaur you?"
"Make a squirrel!" "A squirrel?" Summer asked. "... I don't know, I'm not sure that evokes enough imagination for me to manifest."You look to Anna, and reach out with your mind. It was difficult for you to get your voice to her, to ask if she was alright. Her response was simple, wordless.She needed to think, she said, and broke the connection."... You have a human you, so why not try a Nagala or Centaur you?""Yes! I'll do that!" Summer said. "Sarvesh, will you tell me how I look if I can do the centaur one?""Of course." He responded.She closed her eyes and focused... and a pale red centaur appeared, much smaller than Sarvesh, with an almost pink carapace, and yellow eyes.It buzzed in something that sounded like it should be words, but didn't quite sound right. "How's this?"Sarvesh tilted his head."Kind of tiny." He responded. "You're an adolescent, aren't you? Your manifestation looks like it's a moult too young for that."Summer focused, and the centaur swelled, the carapace losing most of the red tint, bleaching, as it got taller.She wiggled her lower arms, the fingers wiggling."How's this?" She asked again."Much better." Sarvesh said. "You've an exotic shell, and you're rather attractive.""Thanks!"
>>23612188"Where's Jilly? We'll need her to verify if you're any good as a Nagala"
>>23612188"Where is Jilly?"
>>23612188should we tell a scientist about what Damien said while he was all floaty and shit?
"We'll need Jilly to verify if you're any good as a Nagala.""Okay. I'll go ask her." Summer said, and walked across the room to Jilly on the other table, talking to her. A moment later, a second nagala appeared - this one had alien, large eyes, no facial muscles, and no breasts of any kind. Her tail was much more powerfully scaled than Jilly's... and Jilly clapped, exuberant, and hugged the new Nagala, flashing yellow.Summer's Nagala flashed pink, and Jilly's eyebrows met. Her mind broadcasted confusion.What did Pink mean?, her mind asked.And then Summer's manifestation vanished, and mildly embarrassed, Summer returned."... Apparently I make a good nagala." Summer said."It looked like something extremely embarassing happened.""It, uh... nevermind." Summer said, laying her tiger head on the table. "I think I'm done manifesting new mes, for now."
>>23612321"Oh dear. What time do classes start today by the way?"
>>23612321Telepathy to Jilly, "I'm guessing pink is arousal?"
>>23612321"I'd love to know what pink meant." then leave the subject.need to ask Damien if he does that floating thing often.
>>23612321Telepathy to Jilly. "What does pink mean?"
"I'd love to know what pink meant." You say, and Summer averts her eyes."So would Jilly, if the telepathic message I receieved is right." Sarvesh said. "She was extremely confused. Apparently it's not a feeling that nagala naturally get.""Oh dear." You say, and change subjects. "What time to classes start today, by the way?""After breakfast." Anna said, still staring down at her cereal, taking a halfhearted bite now or then.
>>23612321"Man, manifestation is so cool. And you look like you're getting good at it too...I need to hurry up and improve my technopathy as well!"
>>23612429"Anyone know what we'll be doing today?"
>>23612429not enjoying the cereal?
>>23612429"Is there any physical limits to your creation, Summer? I mean, can you make stuff like anti-particles?"
>>23612429scoot over to Anna, put our hand on hers. <if you need help with anything, I want you to know that you can tell me. I certainly owe you that."
>>23612526owe you that>*
"Not enjoying the cereal?""It's not crunchy anymore." Anna said. "The milk softened it.""Man, Manifestation is so cool." You say. "And you look like you're getting good at it too. Are there any physical limits to your creation, Summer? I mean, can you make stuff like anti-particles?""My councilor thinks that my limits are 'conceptual limits', and I just need to figure out how to think past them." Summer said. "But I can't do anti-anything because I don't know how anti-anything works. I can't... imagine it."You scoot closer to Anna, and put your hand on hers, ready to open your mind again, but she jerked it away and gave you a cold look, scooting away from you again.
>>23612590look hurt, clean up food and head to the classroom, fetch project from workshop so we can work on technopathy.
>>23612590Give her a mildly hurt look, but for now she wants to be left alone it seems.
>>23612590pout at her.
>>23612590>>23612619Naah, look sheepish and apologize for not respecting her boundaries instead.
>>23612590You know, maybe we should tell max about the whole void queen thing.Also fuckin leave Anna alone.
Seriously guys, we kind of bulldozed over her express wish to have some alone-time here, why would we play the victim?
>>23612679>apologize for not respecting her boundaries instead.>>23612708>Also fuckin leave Anna alone.needs more pouting.
>>23612732>her express wish to have some alone-time herewhere was this wish?
>>23612746>You look to Anna, and reach out with your mind. It was difficult for you to get your voice to her, to ask if she was alright. Her response was simple, wordless.>She needed to think, she said, and broke the connection.
>>23612746see>>23612188>She needed to think, she said, and broke the connection.>and broke the connection.If that isn't an obvious indicator of "leave me the fuck alone", I don't know what is. Just let it go.
>>23612783>>23612790>Just let it go.still needs a pout.
Seriously stop being so handsy, fucking molester.
>>23612823not when you are so aggressive.
You do your best not to pout, quivering lip aside, give Anna a sheepish look, and then you go back to your food, your enthusiasm abated, and you soon finished breakfast. You all made your way to class.Time passed, and Anna's expression never quite changed. Near the end, during lunch, Max came in."Heather, Sarvesh." He said. "Sometime last night you were both in here when Damien had one of his... episodes. Do you mind telling us what he said?"
>>23612865"Uh, it was 'The Void Queen is coming' I think."
>>23612865"He said 'By the way, the Void Queen's coming.' Do you know who that is?"
>>23612865"He said "Oh, by the way, the Void Queen is coming.""
>>23612865"He just said 'The Void Queen is coming' and then he passed out."
>>23612865"Does this happen often?"
"He just said 'The Void Queen is coming' and then he passed out." You say, and Sarvesh simply nodded."That was it? Exactly?" Max asked."It was more 'Oh, by the way, the void queen is coming.'" Sarvesh said. "But essentially, yes.""Do you know who that is?""This... Void Queen? No, I don't." Max said. "Not offhand, anyway. I'll see if I can do some research to figure it out.""Does this happen often?""... It's only happened two or three times. He never remembers it, and says something cryptic. It's always true, but it's never quite... clear, what it means. The Void Queen could mean another antipsion joining the academy, or someone else joining the academy, or a researcher with the nickname, or something... worse."
>>23612984"Yeah, it doesn't sound too great at all. Maybe step up all our training? Just in case?"
>>23612984could it possibly be linked to the riots back on [insert difficult planet name here]?
>>23612984"Oh come on. What bad could happen?"
>>23612984"Well, it could be anything from end of the Universe to a new student to an angry ascended goldfish."
>>23612984"Well, I hope it's a good thing."
>>23612984"Could it be linked back to the rioting on Burer's Glyph?"
>>23612984"Any idea when the new tk tester will get done? I want to break it before this void queen shows up."
"Well, it could be anything from the end of the universe to a new student to an angry uplifted goldfish.""Goldfish are actually too small to uplift, but regardless, I'll have to see what I can find." He said."It didn't sound too great at all. Maybe step up our training? Just in case?""... I'll have to speak with the researchers, but... I think that sounds like a good idea."you think about things, and raise a hand."Could it possibly be linked to the riots back on Burer's Glyph?""We've looked into Burer's Glyph, but nothing strange or psionic happened there." Max said. "Even your footage didn't notice anything out of the ordinary.""Any idea when the new TK array will get done? I want to break it before this Void Queen shows up.""The new array's been put in, and it's a lot more resiliant, now." Max said. "It should hold up to the same force you used on it last time. It should be ready by the time class is over." He said. "Now, I'll let you all get back to your meal. Sorry for holding you up."Lunch was over, soon enough, and all of you walked into Dr. Manus's class, as he went back to his classical literature, and after that, the machine on his desk buzzed, signifying the end of classes.Alex and Jilly almost immediately started talking, while Sarvesh started tinkering with his hand, and Summer left the room to go to her manifestation training.Anna continued sitting right where she was.>Who speak to? Where go?
>>23613078aren't we eager.
>>23613184"Anna, I'm sorry that I pushed the issue earlier."if she doesn't reply, then TECHNOPATHY, AWAAAAY
>>23613184technopathy training if keen adjusted the computer already.
>>23613184Tech training. Make sure to give Anna a wave as we leave.
>>23613211i'm ok with this.
>>23613184Go train technopathy
Wait, why is Anna mads?
>>23613270We don't know because she won't talk to us.
>>23613270we were pushy about a sensitive issue at breakfast.
>>23613270She is clearly in love with Heather, and needs time to sort out those feelings.
>>23613288>288>>>23613270>we were pushy about a sensitive issue at breakfast.Eh?
Just a thought.. Anna's a jealous person who can't use TK. Who just broke the entire TK Array?
let's not speculate about what Anna was thinking about, if it was important it'll come up eventually.
>>23613321But I'm pretty sure she can. Didn't she move herself around in zero-G?
>>23613352Not under her own power.
"Anna, I'm sorry that I pushed the issue earlier.""It's okay." She said. "I just need time to think. I'm not angry. I just... recieved a disturbing message."She shook her head, and then got to her feet, waving at you as she made her way back to the dorms.For your part, you make your way up to the technopathy computer, where Keen was sleeping and where Manus was looking over the data. Compared with the massive team of technicians in Anna's own testing chamber, this one was relatively unmanned."Oh, hello, Heather." The doctor said. "You plan on practicing more? James finished a smaller version of Elysium over there, and we can plug it into your chamber if you want to practice. I have to say, results so far are promising."
>>23613365"Yes!""I exploded the last one. Repeatedly. That's kinda cool, but not what I was trying to do."Does it have all the same modes as last time? Let's try something different.
>>23613365yes please, i can operate simple machinery well enough but complex devices like computers are giving me a harder time.
>>23613365"Awesome, I'll be sure to bring mini-Elysium with me when I go. But yes, I'm here to practice."
>>23613365"Sounds great. So far it's real easy to destroy things, but that's not quite what I'm trying to do. Right now it's kind of like...trying to manipulate dust particles with your fingers. Even the tiniest motion just wrecks everything. I imagine it'll get easier as I go though."
>>23613365"Let's do it!"
"Awesome." You say. "I'll be sure to bring Mini-Elysium with me when I go. But yes, I'm here to practice.""Alright, then climb in." The researcher said, and you did so.This time, you notice something new on the goggles. A simple dial, allowing you to swap modes easily."So far it's real easy to destroy things, but that's not quite what I'm trying to do." you say, examining Mini-Elysium with all three modes. "Right now it's kind of like... trying to manipulate dust particles with your fingers. Even the tiniest motion just wrecks everything. I imagine it'll get easier as I go, though.Swapping modes to the physical structure, you close your eyes, and start to focus. Mini-elysium was much larger than it needed to be, the chips blown up in size and spread apart from the other components, making it much easier to hold the whole computer in your head.>Roll Technopathy training!
Rolled 4>>23613474For the Machine Spirits!>piston ntialtax
Rolled 39>>23613474C'Mon crit fail
Rolled 76>>23613474look at all these rolls,one more for good measure.
Rolled 89>>23613474Watch, as we fry many, many more circuits.
Rolled 97We suck so bad, maximum warp!
Rolled 6>>23613474god damnit guys
Holy shit are we bad at this.
Rolled 27>>23613474Can't make these rolls any worse, can I?
Your eyes open, staring into the physical structure of Mini-elysium, you simply pour your will into it...And then lightning dances from wire to wire, the entire machine melting, smoke pouring from the fan, as fire and smoke started up inside of the computer."Well." Manus said from outside of the chamber. "At least now we know you have potential in pyromancy."Time passes, and no matter how much you focus, or how much you work, or how *little* you work, Mini-Elysium dies again and again, Keen even getting frustrated and plugging his own personal personacom into the chamber.You promptly melt it too."Okay, okay, come on out." Manus said, and you do climb out."... I'm afraid I don't think technopathy is something you can do at this stage. It seems to be some sort of.. applied telekinesis, or applied pyromancy, and you're going to need more control before you can practice without destroying anything."
Rolled 34Fuck the police. We fix nao.
Rolled 84>>23613474Don't worry I got this I am sure I will roll 1
>>23613590Sigh, "Oh well."
Rolled 97>>23613590It's time to be miserable and mope in our room.Nah, this is Heather. It's time to go and bug somebody until we feel better. I'm thinking Jilly, we can tease her about being pink.
Rolled 3>>23613590rollan to freeze the damn thing in frustration
>>23613590Look sad and mopey. Apologize for breaking things, go to our workshop to drown our sorrow in engine grease and ions.
>>23613590"I'm sorry i melt your machine... again, also your personacom." a little dejected. are we skilled enough to make a new personacom for Keen?
>>23613590"So what do you think I should train doc? I think telekinesis might be the problem because last time I practiced it I wrecked the whole array."
Rolled 94>>23613590I was able to do it yesterday though, guess ill go try to then.
I half expect us to critical fail and detonate the computer.
Rolled 65>>23613590I was able to do it yesterday though, guess ill go try the tk machine then.
Rolled 13>>23613590Glare at the visualisation machine until it fizzles.
Rolled 95>>23613674Blow up the room in frustration
Rolled 97>>23613590nonsense! I just have bad luck with rolls.I can do this, trust me!
You pout on your way out of the chamber, a dejected expression on your face, and apologize for melting the machines."What do you tink I should train, Doc?" You ask. "I think telekinesis might be the problem because last time I practiced it, I wrecked the whole Array.""The array is stronger now." Manus said. "And we can start training you for precision. You have strength, you just need more finesse.""Guess I'll go try it, then.""Right, okay." The doctor said. "James, repair mini-elysium, set the room to inactive for now, and get back to work on the physics simulator for Summer.""Yessir." Keen said.That said, Manus led you out of the technopathy room, and all the way up to the Telekinesis array. The plates were all new, and the spheres were there again - but the cables tis time were much thicker, and instead of plating on the other end of the room, it was smooth, mildly reflective metal, all one solid object."Okay, what we need you to do now is simple." Manus said. "Just... give the 5D sphere one pound of force. No more, no less."You nod, and try to focus...>Roll for TK finesse!
>>23613696I want to object to this, but it would be nice to see things actually happen, for once.
we are really good at wrecking tech, maybe more so than making them.
Rolled 63>>23613721>Using pounds as a measure.>2573>>23613721"I'll try."But we want to break things, so go all out anyway.
Rolled 60>>23613721I think this time everything will explode
Rolled 44>>23613721bracing for impact
Rolled 24>>23613721Glass canon time
>>23613750>That's just what I'm translating the splanglish word for 'unit of force' as."I'll try." You say, and push."Too much." Manus said, and you don't pour out as much force. "Not enough. Too much again. Little bit less... Little bit more... There."You hold pushing the force there."Now... a few spheres over is 7B. I need you to pull that one exactly two units of force back."Holding out your other hand, you focus, visualizing pulling it...And then dizziness flooded into your mind, and you wobbled. It was almost impossible to focus on two things at once, and that's what Manus wanted you to do - to push on one object, and pull on another."Okay, now, try it again. One unit of force forward on 5D, two units back on 7B." The doctor said.>Focus, Heather, focus!
Rolled 62>>23613815Heather, Psychic Thug, no finesse.
Rolled 6>>23613815HOW BOUT NO?
Rolled 45>>23613815Think of them as boyband members. You have to watch them all at once or you'll miss things.
>>23613816>>23613827thats it, pack you bags Heather, go home.
Rolled 55>>23613815superior Focus
Rolled 52>>23613907I hope that one counts
>>23613907Of course, the 100 doesn't matter after ~15 other rolls.
>>23613907Probably way too late.
>>23613907As Fuck yeah, hope I made I made it in time
>>23613930of course not
>>23613907>Damnit, anon, I had a whole other post with a hull breach and Manus yelling at you and everything!"Okay, just... focus, Heather." Manus said. You closed your eyes for a moment, taking a deep breath. This was just like futurecraft. You just had to focus on more than one thing at a time.You open your eyes, and your mind crystalized. You pull 5D exactly one unit forward, and 7B two units back."Hold it there... and expand the force pushing 5D, please." Manus said. "So that it pushes 4C through 6E."Gently, you expand one of your forces, nudging it forward. "Just a little harder."For an entire half hour Manus has you doing that, adding a third and fourth manipulator eventually, making sure you pushed only so much at certain times... and then finally your counselor said that would be enough."... That was splendid, Heather." He said. "You did well."
>>23613987"Thanks, Doctor! Is there any other training planned for today or can I grab something to eat?"
>>23613987pout. "I want to be good at technopathy."
>>23613987"Thanks. Somehow I had a bad premonition before I started, but then suddenly things started happening exactly like I wanted them to."
>>23613987"I'm surprised nothing bad happened.""I guess I'm really good at TK, when all I really wanted was to be able to talk to robots."Pout.
>>23613987"Thanks Doc. For a moment I thought I was going to tear the floor out or something crazy."
>>23613987"thanks Dr. Manus, this will definitely help with Technopathy... i didn't wreck anything!"
>>23613987Yeeeeeeeeeessssssss.Thanks for taking that one exa.
>>23613987"Thanks. But I think I will have a little bit of rest now. The cantina seems like a nice place to rest."
>>23614072>The cantinafuck you, now i've got that music stuck in my head.
"Thanks, Doc." you say. "For a moment I thought I was going to tear the floor out or something crazy. I'm surprised nothing bad happened.">You're frustrated. >First you wreck everything ever with technopathy, and now you can't even move two parts of the array at once.>So before you realize it, you lash out.>Half a dozen black spheres appear in front of you, hovering in place, and suddenly they slam toward the array.>They tear past the array, into the wall, and there was a loud hiss as the holes in the hull started expanding, the entire room blowing out..." -- which is why it would've been okay if you tore the floor out. So don't worry." Manus continued.You blink, and rub at your eyes for a moment."I guess I'm really good at TK, when all I really wanted was to be able to talk to robots.""You just need more practice." Manus said."Thanks, Doctor. Is there any other training planned for today, or can I grab something to eat?""That should be it, unless you wanted to enter the isolation chamber." He said.
>>23614080You mean the Star Wars Cantina doodly doodly doodley doo?
>>23614118>wanted to enter the isolation chamber."lets go
>>23614118"Err, how thick is that back wall, Dr. Manus?""You know never mind, it's not important, I should be off."
>>23614118"I think I'll cool off in the Iso chamber before grabbing anything to eat. See you later Doc."
Rolled 77We should swap out sleeping to meditation in the Isolation Chamber
>>23614118"So hovering in the isolation chamber it is!"
>>23614118"I might do that later.">Half a dozen black spheres appear in front of you, hovering in place, and suddenly they slam toward the array.>They tear past the array, into the wall, and there was a loud hiss as the holes in the hull started expanding, the entire room blowing out...Black spheres that eat through everything, huh? Like, voidy black spheres? Inb4 we get a 'sister'.
>>23614118wonder why we missed some of what Manus said while making our way to isolation.
"Er, how thick is that back wall, Dr. Manus?""Don't worry, that back wall is the thickest part of - ""You know, never mind. It's not important. I should be off. I'll go cool off in the Iso chamber before grabbing anything to eat. See you later, Doc.""See you later, Heather."You make your way down to the isolation chambers to see one of them closed, Anna's dress sitting underneath the curtain. You go up to your own, and undress.>How long do you stay in the chamber?>What do you focus on while you're in there?>Also, roll, of course.
Rolled 62>>23614233An hour.Feeling machines and electronics, but not actively affecting them.
Rolled 37>>236142331 Hour Focus on trying to determine who the hell is Void Queen
Rolled 61>>236142331 hour.And uh, the practice computer?
Rolled 66>>2361423345 Minutes.Void Queen
Rolled 29>>23614233Focus on being a technology wizard
Rolled 68>>2361423345 minutes, focusing on us.
Rolled 33>>2361423345 minsESP, trying to see what's going on around the station.
Rolled 85>>23614233Two hours, one to cool off, one to practice.We focus on Einstein, or imaginary futurecraft robot armies as we command them to STOMP OUR ENEMIES INTO THE DIRT
Rolled 88>>23614259>focusing on us.yes this. I change my vote to this.>>23614252
Rolled 98>>23614233an hour, try to focus on feeling the Station and everything with technopathy. No poking yet
Rolled 13>>23614233one hrfocus on tech shit
>>23614271So, remote viewing?I'm cool with that.
>>23614233one hour, try to gently interact with a none crucial piece of tech nearby, do not try and force it.
>>23614281So heat and oil and gases?
Rolled 782 hours, focus on Anna.
>>23614324That's creepy. She probably wouldn't appreciate us purposefully invading her privacy like that.
You take a few deep breaths, set the chamber to an hour, and climb in.With the hissing you were used to by now, gravity lessened, and soon you were floating in the chamber, with nothing to see, nothing to hear, or even feel, floating in nothingness...And you reached outward. Not far from you, similarly nude, was Anna, curled into the fetal position, lightning wracking through her limbs. Her readout, you sensed, said there were ten minutes left.Manus was in the telekinesis array, looking at the video record. "Right here, when her EEGs spiked. Showe me the camera view."He looked at the camera view, and through the picture, you saw it. There was a half-formed black sphere floating in the air for only a picosecond, before it vanished again. You recognized it as the moment your mind had crystalized.Jilly, you sensed, was talking to her counselor, not touching her at all, doing it all alone. Sarvesh was in his room, setting the pressure before he turned back to his computer, turning on the videochat. You saw a pale-carapaced centaur on the screen, and the two started chittering together. Summer was in her dorm, pacing. She focused for a moment, and then Winter appeared.Summer didn't say anything, but she pulled the manifestation into a tight, tight hug.In Damien's room, Alex was sleeping, a bottle of headache meds on his bedstand. Damien was lying on his own bed, and he waved up at you."What're you up to?" Damien asked. "Doing the whole isolation chamber thing?"
>>23614388"You can tell?"
>>23614388"Yup. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that you can tell. Did Alex tell you about your thing earlier?"
Rolled 99>>23614388"aww you can tell?"
>>23614388"You can see me? Yeah, I'm just floating about.""I can see Alex, which is cool.""And I need to hug like 6 people when I get out of here."
>>23614388"Yeah. You can sense me sensing you?"
>>23614388"I am the ghost of the station?" "has anyone informed you about your thing earlier?"
>>23614426Not anymore. Ya blinded him Anon. Ya blew it.
>>23614388"Yup. Trying to feel the station and its electronics but not touch anything."
"Yup." You say. "I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that you can tell. You can sense me sensing you?""I can't, really. I'm not sensing anything." He said. "It's hard to explain. In my own perspective, I know what you *will* say, though I can't hear it, so to me I'm just talking to thin air.""Did Alex tell you about your thing earlier?""Yeah, he did." Damien said. "I forgot what he told me I said, though, but I always do. I just can't seem to retain the information for long, even if I write it down.""I can see Alex, which is cool.""I can see him too, most of the time." Damien said. "It's only some of the time when I can't. It's weird."
Tell him about the vision
>>23614471"Thanks for the lottery numbers, by the way."
>>23614471"No thanks for the lottery number, by the way."
>>23614471So what now?
>>23614471"I'm worried about his headaches could you keep... an eye on him... I'm sorry i can't think of a different way to say it."
>>23614471"Maybe you should write down the times and circumstances that you can't see him. You might notice a pattern and figure out how his power works.By the way, I won the lottery!"
"Thanks for the lottery numbers, by the way.""It's a free dollar and change!" He said, and laughed."I'm worried about his headaches." You say, 'turning' to Alex. "Could you keep...""Yeah, I'll keep an eye on him." Damien said, nodding, suddenly serious. "I can do that no problem.""Maybe you should write down the times and circumstances that you can't see him. You might notice a pattern and figure out how his power works.""That's what the docs have me doing." He said. "Or will have me doing in a few days, after they find out that I can't see him all the time. I'm already keeping records."He shrugged. "You know, I've never actually been inside of an isolation chamber? In a way, I'm actually kind of scared of it. Of what might happen. I have a feeling I'd go completely bonkers from sensory overload or something."
>>23614595If you like, you could come down and I'll keep an eye on you. Then I can pull you out if something happens.
>>23614595"Well, you could just set it for 5 minutes or so, then increase the time to 10 minutes once the 5 minutes are up, and so on."
>>23614595"Eh, just try it for short amounts. 5/10 minutes. Then go from there."
>>23614595"You should come down now with a heart monitor and I'll pull you out if it starts to spike. Or set the timer really low."
>>23614595"Well, you could try just doing it for a few minutes at a time. Then if you're comfortable with it, increase it incrementally."
>>23614615err... should be "increase the time to 10 minutes once you're comfortable with 5 minutes, and so on."
>>23614595"The first time I went in, nothing happened. It was boring."
>>23614626>>23614607And if it starts to go wrong, we can technopathy the machine to kill it instantly!
>>23614595"we could keep watch, maybe make very small device with a panic button on it and you can start at a low time and work up from there."
>>23614595"Can't you foresee how bonkers it'll make you if you try it?"
>>23614641>And if it starts to go wrong, we can technopathy the machine to kill him instantly!
"Well, you could just try doing it for a few minutes at a time. Then if you're comfortable with it, increase it incrementally. Set it to five minutes, then increase it to ten, then fifteen...""Yeah, sure." He said. "I'll be down soon.""Can't you forsee how bonkers it'll make you if you try it?""You realize that I can't see myself, right? In any of my visions?" He said, getting to his feet. "Turn away for a bit, I'm going to change. Or you could keep watching, if you want."You turn your view to the sleeping Alex as Damien climbs into his bathroom, and comes back out in something thicker and warmer."Okay, I'm back." He said."The first time I went in, nothing happened. It was boring." You say."That's because you're not very good at clairvoyance." Damien said, making his way down the hall.
>>23614692"I guess you've seen the future and can tell what I'm good at then? Is telekinesis one of them?"
>>23614692"I know, I know. I'm a thug, psychically speaking. I'm a brute, I've got raw power in spades but my control isn't all that good. It's why I set computers on fire when I try to talk to them.Meanie."
>>23614692"I'm not very good at talking to computers either but I'm making progress!"Anna should be done in a few minutes or she's done already.
>>23614692"Well no, it's because it was boring.""Interesting stuff is happening now, so it's not boring.""I think I've still got some time left, so do you want to wait around until I'm out?"
>>23614692>"That's because you're not very good at clairvoyance."Then what am I good at?"
>>23614692"Well it seems like I'm getting better."
"I guess you've seen the future and can tell me what I'm good at, then? Is telekinesis one of them?""I can't see the future, no." He said. "I can just... kind of tell.""Then what am I good at?""Telepathy and telekinesis, mostly." He said. "Very strong, and quickly getting better. I'd bet you could stop the station's rotation for a bit, if you tried.""I think I've still got some time left, so do you want to wait around until I'm out?""Oh, I might as-" Damien said, stopping."Who're you talking to?" Anna asked, walking past him."Heather."Anna looked around, her eyes glazing right past your viewpoint."Did she figure out some sort of invisibility thing? Or are you just messing with me again!?" Anna asked, her voice raising somewhat to a screech near the end.
>>23614758"Hi, Anna! I'm in an Iso chamber right now."
>>23614758Telepath a message to her."I'm in an Iso chamber."
Rolled 100>>23614758"Hi Anna!"Make Damien's personacom announce that we're in an isolation chamber.Or at least it will fizzle so she knows it's us.
>>23614758Telepathy her: "I'm in the chamber, trying ESP."
>>23614785Did we actually get a machine to do something without blowing up?
>>23614785DO IT! take control of that PC.
>>23614785this doesn't really count does it?because it would be nice if it did.
Perfectly still, floating in nothingness, with no senses but mental ones... you reach into Damien's Personacom. Not trying to force your way into it, as usual, but... telepathizing with it. It was as complex as a living mind, just a little different.No wonder you were doing so much damage. Here, you can sense that, and you can... tweak it.It buzzes, and rings, loudly. He freaks, jumping and grabbing at it, flipping it open, and the projector points at the wall.The projector, according to your will, shows your face."Hi Anna!" Your projection says, waving at her. "I'm in the Iso chamber, trying ESP.""What." Damien says, and holds his head, his pupil pinpoints. "How. The fuck. Did you change the future so goddamn drastically.""Oh! Uh... Hi, Heather." Anna said, somewhat muted.From the look in her eyes, you could tell she Saw something."I uh... saw something." She said. "From your childhood. Figured I should tell you, but not with Damien here.""Goddamnit, now everything I've seen is invalidated. Thanks a lot." He grumbled.
>>23614874"Consider it a gift, like those lottery numbers."
>>23614874"You're welcome, Damien. You can just tell me with Telepathy if you want to, Anna. I'll be out in [TIME] minutes though."
>>23614874"Just paying back for those lottery numbers.""And sure Anna, we can meet later, once i'm done here."
>>23614874"I dunno, Damien. Luck?"
>>23614874"Haha, it's weird seeing you surprised by something. What was meant to happen?"
>>23614874Now the future is exciting again, Damien!
>>23614874"You're welcome Damien. And I changed it by being just that good. I worked out what I was doing wrong.We can talk about it later Anna. I'll be out of the chamber soonish."
>>23614785Haha ghost time.
>>23614874"Aaand you're welcome! I'll be done soon Anna, pretty productive session so far in fact."
>>23614874"Surprise!""Hey, at least now Anna's not going to beat you up.""Meet me in my room after I'm done here, Anna, we can talk then and eat dinner or something."
>>23614874"Lottery tickets." "I'll come see you as soon as I'm free."
>>23614874"If we couldn't change the future then it would be too boring dear Damien"
Place your bets on how long it takes for Heather's over-inflated ego to pop andvsend her on a murderous psionic rampage when she inevitably fails something important?
>>23614988I put five dollars down that we hit thread 40 before it happens.
>>23614874"i did it, it didn't even melt this time!"
"Just paying back for those lottery numbers." You say, and Damien started grumbling. You giggle. "It's weird seeing you surprised by something, Damien. What was meant to happen?""The personacom was supposed to spark and die." Damien said. "I ordered a second one yesterday! Come on, Heather.""Technopathy!" You say, and your projection turned to Anna. "I'll be done in a few minutes, Anna. Pretty productive session so far, in fact.""Alright, I'll meet you down there." Anna said.Some time later, you came out of the chamber, pulling your clothes back on, Anna and Damien Not Talking as they stood on the other side of the curtain. You made your way out, and Damien glared at you."Fine, fine, I'll set it to five minutes." He grumbled. "Pull me out if I start screaming or something."He made his way to the curtain in his own chamber, and pulled it shut."Well, I saw the storm, basically." Anna said. "It was adorable."The storm, the storm... You try to remember.>http://pastebin.com/xXt13uGAAnna gave you a giggle. "I think you use technopathy back then. I didn't know your dad was a woman, though."
>>23615037"Yeah, both my parents are women.It's funny, I can't actually remember what I did to fix Einstein."
>>23615037"Yep. My parents are both women."
>>23615037pure liquid d'aww
>>23615037"I'd forgotten all about that incident to be honest."
>>23615037>I didn't know your dad was a woman, though."What? Didn't we tell her?
>>23615037wait, how did Anna know that was our dad and not our mom? We never say it in the story, did she read our mind in the past or what?
>>23615037"You never asked, and I must have forgotten to mention it. It's never struck me as that odd or important, she's my Dad and I love her.And it wasn't adorable, it was absolutely terrifying at the time."
>>23615037"I thought I'd told you."
>>23615091I think the only time we mentioned it was a single "she" in reference to dad, which Anna might have just thought was a slip up.
>>23615037Blush, squirm, "Um, uh, um, yes."
>>23615037"it's hard to remember clearly, Thanks to Einstein i had something else to keep my mind off of the storm. Even if he was out of power.""my dad being a woman, is that strange?"
>>23615037Technopathy? I just fixed the robot.
>>23615037(indignantly) It was the worst birthday ever! I was terrified!
>>23615138>"my dad being a woman, is that strange?"Her dad was a fucking computer. Our parents are completely normal by comparison.
"I'd forgotten all about that incident to be honest. And exactly how I fixed Einstein." You say. "You never asked, and I must have forgotten to mention it. It's never struck me as that odd or important. She's my Dad, and I love her. And it wasn't adorable, it was absolutely terrifying at the time. It was the worst birthday ever!"Anna pulled you into a sudden hug."I'm sorry for being rather... cold to you, earlier. An old... uh... friend sent me a message. Crewmember, actually." She said, and shook her head. "He hasn't been on the extranet in years, so I've been kind of out of it."
>>23615105Thread 5:>"I was raised in a lab." She said, and stuck out her tongue, before squeezing her bottle of water and taking a sip. "So that explains my reasons for being me. Were you raised in a... uh... question factory?">"No, I was raised in a house by my mom and dad, though I spent most of my time in a workshop." You say. "My mom said I picked up my first wrench to tinker with things before I could walk and talk. I think she was making a joke, though.">"What are they like? Your parents, I mean." She said. "And you're from, um, something Jewel, right?">"Heaven's Jewel! It's only recently terraformed. The surface is something like 90% liquid water." You say. "My mom is a mechanic. I think she's the one who encouraged me to be inquisitive. My dad is actually female, and she just has a lot of hobbies. Mostly cooking and gardening. She's an adventurer in spirit.">She nodded. "Wait, your parents are both women?"
>>23615215"It's okay, we all have bad days. And I was pushy about it.Do you want to talk about it?"
>>23615215do you want to talk about it? I won't pry if you don't want to.
>>23615215"Crew member? From when you were a pirate queen?"
>>23615236>My dad is actually female, and she just has a lot of hobbies.....exa
>>23615215returned the hug"From when you were a pirate queen?Want to talk about it?"
>>23615215Hug her back."From the station where your dad lived?"
>>23615236>>23615281>Anna promptly forgot that Heather said that.>Totally not my own screw up, nope.Actually yes. I am a forgetful being."Crew member? From when you were a pirate queen?""Technically, I was the fighter pilot." She said. "And we weren't pirates.""It's okay, we all have bad days. And I was pushy about it." You say. "Do you want to talk about it?""A little." She said. "... Mostly, he wants me to join the crew again. To leave this research station in the dust."
>>23615314gasp!"uh.um. Well if that is what you want..."
>>23615314Don't do that! I'd miss you.You can join him after you've learned more here. If you really want.
>>23615314"Do you want to?"
>>23615314and what do YOU want to do?glance at the isolation chamber while we're at it.
>>23615314"D-don't leave! I know I'm pushy and Damien's kind of mean to you but you're our friend now! Think about Summer and Jilly, too!"
>>23615314"Oh. Do you...want to? How did you join and leave them anyway? I'd miss you if you decided to leave, though I guess I'd just have to get extra good at telepathy."
>>23615362>>23615351>>23615342It is her decision, we'll miss her but we can't tell her what to do!
You open your mouth to tell her not to go, and quickly think better of it."Oh." You say, finally. "Do you... want to? How did you join and leave them anyway? I'd miss you if you decided to leave, though. I guess I'd just have to get extra good at telepathy.""I haven't decided yet." She said, and turned to the isolation chamber she was in not long ago. "That's why I went in there. To see if it could help me decide. It ... didn't, really." she said.There was a hiss as Damien came out of the chamber... and then he set it to twenty minutes and climbed back in.Anna sighed. "I can't decide." She said. "What do you think?"
>>23615389NO! We can cry and try to convince not to go. jeez
>>23615448"Well... I'd rather you didn't, but it's up to you."
>>23615448"I would rather you stay. We just met. There is so many things that I would like to know about you. So many more things we have to do together, all the fun to have together. Food to taste, places to explore.."
>>23615481>Damnit fingersdidn't go, but
>>23615448"I'd like it if you stayed. If you can't decide then you should stick around until you make a decision, you don't want to rush off and regret it later."
>>23615448"Uh...no offense, but I'm not exactly in a position to offer unbiased advice here. Do you want me to convince you to stay? I don't even know anything about these friends of yours, or how your life was when you were with them."
>>23615500Let's go with this.
>>23615448"I...I don't know who he is, but, well, I really would prefer it if you stay."
>>23615448"Well, I came here because I thought that I'd be happier in the long run for it. So I guess my advice would be to pick whichever one would do that for you."
>>23615448"Damien said I was going to explore the galaxy's wonders in a massive spaceship. Maybe you could be my fighter pilot!"
>>23615448You should stay. I like you being here.Unless you, uh, you like him. Then you should go.
>>23615448"i won't lie to you, i really don't want you to leave but i don't want keep you here just because i feel that way. it's just that i like hanging out with you and so do Jilly and summer. I'm still fuzzy on the details about getting you and Damien to get along better but I'm sure we can work something out!"
>>23615448"I can't really offer any unbiased advice. All I can say is that I would be sad to see one of my friends leave."
>>23615448"I guess life was pretty exciting if you were a fighter pilot, compared to here I can sort of see why you'd be bored."
"Uh... no offense, but I'm not exactly in a position to offer unbiased advice here. I don't even know anything about these friends of yours, or how your life was when you were with them. Do you want me to convince you to stay?"She nodded, silently."I can't really offer any unbiased advice. All I can say is that I would be sad to see one of my friends leave."She thought about it for a few moments, and then sighed."I'll decide later." She said. "Because the longer I stay, the more I'll learn."Suddenly, there was a bang from the chamber. And another.Damien barreled out of the isolation chamber, and pointed at Anna."I... see things." He said. "I know how you can learn TK."She stared at him. "Pendulum! You need a pendulum, and maybe something approaching earth gravity, and... well, I'll just go talk to professor Neva about it."He took a deep breath. "Also, Heather, sometime later you'll learn something a lot like Summer's demanifestation. Except weirder. Deconstruction, or erasure or whatever. I don't know the name for it. Black spherical things."With that said, he started walking down the hall in a hurry.
>>23615661inb4 we are the void queen
>>23615661... Does he have clothes on? We go into the iso chamber nude.
>>23615661"Dematerilization? That sounds kinda cool don't you think Anna? Maybe we should follow him to hear what else he saw."
>>23615661"Hmm. Could you tell if he was more bonkers than usual?"
>>23615703He's got to tell a researcher now, since he'll forget about what he saw soon. No time for pants!
>>23615661"Do you want to try that Anna?"
>>23615661"Wasn't that fun? I haven't had evening meal yet, care to join me, Anna?"
>>23615661wait, your clothes!silently freak out "I've seen those black spheres before.">sleep time>goodnight.
>>23615703I see what you're thinking on
>>23615703>He does. He went into it with his clothes on, because he wanted something he could distract himself with in case he started seeing Bad things."Dematerialization?" You ask. "That sounds kind of cool, don't you think, Anna?""That does sound cool, but I'm excited about TK more." She said."Wasn't that fun?" You say, and giggle. "I haven't had evening meal yet. Care to join me, Anna?"".. Yeah, sure." She said. "One reason I don't want to go is because the food is much, much, much better than rations."She shot you a grin."So, what are you going to make for me?" She asked.The entire way up to the cafeteria, other than the times Anna got tired and had to rest, she goaded you into making her something - anything.>End of thread!
>>23615661To Anna"I saw that earlier, some sort of alternate timeline, I got frustrated and fired those into the wall and spaces the tk room.
>>23615764We should make her a robo-burger. It can have a pump that you squeeze to spray real burger flavor into your mouth, while being made of metal and obviously fake.
>>23615764Can Heather cook?
>>23615764Wow didnt you end early today Exa?
>>23615796Heather's nowhere as good as her dad at cooking, but she's still picked up quite a bit from her.>>23615799Unless I drastically fucked up with the DLS, I ended at around the same time as I normally do.
>>23615799Have the clocks gone back an hour or something? Everything is off-time for me today.
>>23615831They jumped forward an hour.
>>23615831Daylight Savings Time.
>>23615840>>23615870Damn, that would be it then.
>>23615870Yeah, due to daylight savings time my clocks are adjusted an hour. I still run for the same *amount* of time, though.
>>23615764Posted this the other day, but then I realized it was missing the rudders which I added on. How much do shuttles in this setting typically cost by the way?
>>23615816Huh, DLS doesn't start for another 3 weeks here.
>>23615816No you ended exactly one hour early. Oh well doesnt matter bye!
>>23615914The most basic shuttles cost around 5-25 thousand dollars. Essentially the cost of life support, the hull, and the ion thrusters. A true ship - one with a small bubble drive - could cost ten times that.
>>23615936It started an hour early also.
>>23615958How long does he usually run threads for? I must confess I never paid enough attention to notice an exact schedule.
>>23615974I normally run for five hours, and sometimes go past that - and almost never stop before then.
>>23615999Ah okay. Surprised that you manage to keep such a rigid schedule almost every day.