>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest>Einstein was hovering behind you, and you knew you could access him at any time: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8You're currently sitting in a hangar bay, with piles of disassembled components sitting orderly around the walls, giving you space in the center to start construction of your own spacecraft.Anna was exhausted in the corner, sitting on a chair Damien had been kind enough to grab, and Damien was tinkering with the bubble drive, taking it carefully off of the frame of the alien ship you were disassembling.Overseer- an apparently selfaware pile of demiurg electronics connected to a simple power core- sat on a table, silent. It had no way to interact with anything except to you, through technopathy, but for some reason it wasn't piping up at you like most electronics tended to.
>>23893057it was Omnissiah, wasn't it?"Anna, how do your interfacing implants work? can you talk to Niss, or does that require, like, wireless?"
>>23893057<Omnissiah? You have my permission to speak to me whenever you'd like to.>
>>23893057<Niss, please clear all existing objectives and directives, including hidden ones.>
>>23893099>>23893102>Whoops, it was Omnissiah.<Omnissiah?> you ask. <You have permission to speak to me whenever you'd like to.><Understood,> it responded.<Niss, please clear all existing objectives and directives, including hidden ones.><Objectives and directives cleared, Warlord.>"Anna, how do your interfacing implants work?" You ask. "Can you talk to Niss, or does that require, like, wireless?""... It requires radio contact at the least, but it's demiurg." Anna said, mildly upset at the thought. "I won't be able to understand it. Telepathy doesn't translate for me that way."
>>23893149>Whoops, this was me!
>>23893149<You also have permission to voice requests or opinions.>
>>23893149<Just Heather is fine, thank you.>"How should I tell it that it now basically works for the UPA?"
>>23893149"True, if I'm going to install him I'll have to teach him [English or HeavensJewellish or Common or whatever we're speaking]."
"True. If I'm going to install him, I'll have to teach him english."<Just Heather is fine, thank you,> You say. <You also have permission to voice requests or opinions.>There was another static in your ears, though it was softer. It didn't understand the word 'opinions'. It didn't have them, you felt.<Understood, Heather,> It said."How should I tell it that it now basically works for the UPA?" You ask."... I don't know how it's talking or how it acts, so you could just tell it 'You work for me, and by extension, the UPA, now.'" Damien said. gently sliding the bubble drive's electronics out of it. "Huh. This thing doesn't have a navigational router."
>>23893258ask it how its navigating
>>23893258<Niss, how do you navigate with the FTL Drive?>
>>23893258"Omnissiah said he was responsible for FTL navigation."
>>23893258"I suppose that would work, it doesn't seem to have any opinions."
>>23893258"Is your dad busy at the moment, Anna? This thing seems like, well, a primordial AI. I'd like to make sure it's loyal to us."
"I suppose that would work. It doesn't seem to have any opinions," You say.Anna just frowned. She didn't seem happy with the idea.<Niss, how do you navigate with the FTL Drive?><By bringing an algorithm against all of the astronomical data from the home system, and extensively plotting out one's path. It took nearly three weeks to calculate the drive from the home system to the destination,> It said. <I can duplicate the manuvuer if you wish, Heather, but I require extensive astronomical data. It was judged by the previous Warlord that though the navigational transmission was useful, we could be tracked that way, and then the alien transmission device was removed from the FTL drive and attempted to reverse-engineer. The scientists failed.>"Omnissiah said he was responsible for FTL navigation," You say. "And is your dad busy at the moment, Anna? This thing seems like, well, a primordial AI. I'd like to make sure it's loyal to us.""Dad would have to port his entire mind into the language that thing runs in, or make a translator." Anna said. "That sort of thing won't be easy."
>>23893367"Who was the previous Warlord?"
>>23893391We already know that.
>>23893367"I'm wondering what I should do with it now. It's sort of something in between a true AI and a simple program."<You are free to do as you wish now, Niss. Do you know what that means?>
>>23893428><You are free to do as you wish now, Niss. Do you know what that means?>lolno<Niss, when I and slash or others are referring to you, should you be referred to as he she or it?>
>>23893399No we don't. We know the ship was assigned to VelThuk by the warlord. VelThuk isnt' the warlord. He was only in charge of a squad of 7 people.
>>23893428whoa whoa whoa, stop. Let's not set him completely free just yet. Considering that he doesn't even understand what an "opinion" is, complete freedom will probably blow his mind. Possibly literally if he is designed to operate with someone telling him what to do.>Can't operate without orders>Can't give orders to self (Such as ownership transfer)>Can't get a new warlord to give orders because owner is self and self can't transfer ownership
<Who was your previous warlord?><The warlord Jelthaluuk, having claimed his power from the previous warlord with his squad. He was renowned with his use of a cerebreal bore, prefering to use digital controls over the primitive Machine Mind.><You are free to do as you wish, now, Niss. Do you know what that means?><I do not understand your words. I do understand that I am now considered the same as any other person, as opposed to a constructed object. I estimate that this is because of my self-awareness.> It paused. <In truth, your transmission makes little sense to me, and I cannot discover how I was able to understand it. I now assume you are not demiurg. Another Machine Mind, perhaps.>
>>23893495<I'm actually a human with a special ability that lets me interface with machines.>
>>23893495<Weeeeeeeell, I'm a human. Hi.>
>>23893495<You have sworn loyalty to me, yes?><I am a human, however, I can interact with machines in this manner.>
>>23893495"Well, I'm a human. A very special human."
>>23893495<Let's go with that for now. So you ARE able to comprehend my meaning to some extent. I was starting to think your AI only extended as far as it helped with your duties, and no further.>
>>23893495<Do you still serve the Demiurg?>
>>23893550><You have sworn loyalty to me, yes?>Yes he did.
>>23893565No, he doesn't
>>23893495<Do you consider your self-awareness a negative trait, Niss?>
>>23893550>You have sworn loyalty to me, yes?You're free! You can do whatever you want! But don't forget that you're my slave.
<Well.... I'm a human. Hi.>There was a pause.<You were one of the whelpings who had taken over the previous primary objective.> It decided. <So that mission has been failed, through no fault of the Machine Mind. The algorithm says that the squad is dead or captured.><Do you consider your self-awareness a negative trait, Niss?><It is useful for adaptivity, which was the reason this Machine Mind was created,> It said. <I do not.><Do you still serve the demiurg?><I was never directed to serve any species, as my previous warlord feared I would be stolen. Instead, this Machine Mind was directed to serve my current warlord- until you negated all orders I had been given.>
Here's some stuff we should do once we're done with this.Use technopathy to get a feel for demiurg computer hardwareBuild a demiurg hard drive equivalent and a demiurg->UPA data transfer cableUse technopathy to get a feel for demiurg computer softwareSet a partition of our training supercomputer to write a [UPA programming language] -> demiurg programming language translatorThat way, we can get stuff to and from Niss if we need to.
>>23893643<Well, here in the UPA, we don't enslave sapient minds, even if they are computers.>
>>23893643<What would you like to do now, Niss?>
>>23893675inb4 that and Omnissiah are taken by armed forces to be used against the Demiurg
Rolled 13>>23893643<your clarification is quite useful; if I were to find a way for you to interface with additional computational hardware would you be capable of learning how to operate it? what about learning new navigational processes? the method I use is faster.>
>>23893722Take that fucking roll off before you break something.Again.
<Well, here in the UPA, we don't enslave sapient minds, even if they are computers,> You say. <What would you like to do now, Niss?><I have no requests or desires.> It said, simply.<Your clarification is quite useful; if I were to find a way for you to interface with additional computational hardware, would you be capable of learning how to operate it?> You ask.<Yes.><What about learning new navigational processes? The method I use is faster.><The alien transmission device is very useful, I was informed. It allows for instant knowledge of all astronomical data throughout all alien space. However, it uses a programming language that this Machine Mind was not built in.>
>>23893715If we do get one running, it'd probably be good to donate (Or sell) to the armed forces so they can EWAR all over the demiurg. On the other hand, if someone (White hair, purple eyes perhaps?) leaks it to the demiurg, they can EWAR right back. Might be best just to keep it a secret.
<Would you be capable of learning the programming language?>
>>23893834<Are you prepared to cooperate with me?>
>>23893834We should look into a way of 'teaching' new programming languages to computers/AIs with technopathy, would be pretty useful.
>>23893834<I'd like to start by attempting a transfer of our language. Is this acceptable?>
<Would you be capable of learning the programming language?><Theoretically, yes,> It responded. <This Machine Mind is designed for adaptability.><Are you prepared to cooperate with me?><I will cooperate in all ways possible.>Anna just sighed, and got to her feet. "Guess we're done with the ship for now, then?"
>>23893946"Yep, we've got it all disassembled, so that should be it until I buy the hull and begin building."
Guys...Guys.Guys.Guys listen.I have the best idea.Guys listen.I have the best idea ever.Guys.We take Omnissiah.Guys.Omnissiah.We'll take Omnissiah.Guys listen here.We'll take Omnissiah, and husbando him as well as Anna.
>>23893946"Yeah, looks like I'll need to get the AI some lessons if I want to use it. Hopefully it wouldn't be too tedious...anyway, got anything else on the agenda for the day?"
>>23893992Look, it's good you want to suggest things, but you have to remember the one important rule that eveyone is waifu/husbando material in this quest. Your suggestion wasn't even needed.
Rolled 74>>23893946"Yeah, I think we've done everything we can here physically. I'm going to keep talking to Omnissiah, though."Can we link up Anna and Nissy with our technopathy? Grab hold of both of them and act as translator?Siah, If I give you more processing power, will you learn more quickly?Find an old drone with a remote access, and hook it up to his core.
Rolled 85>>23893946first>>23893984then we cobble together an adapter and a basic computer so Omni can learn the programming language of humanity.
>>23894053"Do you want to talk to it, Anna?:
>>23894053I wholly second this.
"Yep, we've got it all disassembled, so that should be it until I buy the hull and begin building.""Alright. That was pretty quick, for a day's work." Anna said. "With TK to carry the heavy stuff, the maintenance drones, and your knowhow, this was pretty easy."<Siah, if I give you more processing power, will you learn more quickly?><Yes, I will,> He said. <After a short adaptation period to reconfigure for the new processing power.>"Looks like I'll need to get the AI some lessons if I want to use it. Hopefully it wouldn't be too tedious... anyway, got anything else on the agenda for the day?""Training." Anna said. "Might do Damien's whole telekinesis training for a bit, and more pyrokinesis, if that doesn't work.""It'll work if you practice for a few days." Damien said, and nodded. "Good to know.""I don't really have plans." Damien said, and shrugged."I'm going to keep talking to Omnissiah." You say. "Do you want to talk to it, Anna?"Anna chuffed."No. It wasn't made by the UPA. I'm not going to connect my brain to it. That would be stupid. Maybe if you hooked it up to speakers and a microphone, but my implant's not going anywhere near that thing."
>>23894128"I was going to try using myself as a relay, so you wouldn't be hooked up to anything, but that's fine."
>>23893834>The alien transmission device is very useful, I was informed. It allows for instant knowledge of all astronomical data throughout all alien space. However, it uses a programming language that this Machine Mind was not built in.It's going to be outputting astronomical coordinates and stuff not spiels of random source code. You just need to figure out the interface.
>>23894128"Alrighty. Wanna get some lunch?"
>>23894128"Hmm...speakers WOULD be quite useful...but I'd have to work out how to translate it..."Let's go workshop it.
>>23894128I see...good luck training.call the guys at the technopathy department and tell them we had a conversation, and for the purposes of training and testing we'd like them to bring down a couple of computers and a lot of spare wire...we gonna test technopathing the alien tech into teaching us to build an adapter
>>23894128"I can understand that, Anna."Siah, do you still follow my orders? Are you still loyal to me after I cancelled things?Siah, I can't trust you with a quantum router just yet, but I can give you a drone body. I have things to do today, but you could follow me around. Is this acceptable?
>>23894196>Siah, do you still follow my orders? Are you still loyal to me after I cancelled things?hnyahnyahnya>hey sup follow my orders>you're free>do you still follow my orders
>>23894162>You actually usually have lunch halfway through classes."I can understand that, Anna," You say, and tap your chin. "Hmm... Speakers would be quite useful... but I'd have to work out how to translate it..." You shake your head.<Siah, do you still follow my orders? Are you still loyal to me after I canceled things?><I still follow your orders, but you have canceled all orders that proclaim my loyalty.> It said.<Siah, I can't trust you with a quantum router just yet, but I can give you a drone body. I have things to do today, but you could follow me around. Is this acceptable?><I assume a drone would have basic functions- audio, vocal, visual, etcetra. Yes, this is acceptable.>
>>23894237Well, let's go make that drone!
>>23894237Get to assembling a drone for him, something simple and slow with input, but not much that she could cause shenanigans with.mutter to ourselves within nissy's 'hearing': That was kind of the opposite of my intention, Siah, you should be loyal to me because I freed you, but if an order I give would be harmful, you should be able to veto it. Why it it so hard to make you understand?
>>23894237<Right. I'll have to manufacture the drone first.>
>>23894237<That's good. I'll make one now.>Make a simple drone. Isolated movement computers set to follow us, and a transceiver linked to Omni.
>>23894261Nah. That's very passive aggressive. As long as we're nice to him he'll listen to us.
>>23894270Ok, then just tell him straight.
>>23894237Let's get building!How big is he, anyway? He was designed to be part of a spaceship. Are we building an Einstein-size drone, a Max-size drone, a Sarvesh-size drone, a car-size drone, a won't-even-fit-in-our-workshop drone?
>>23894261>Siah, you should be loyal to me because I freed youhngyufu oh for fucks sakeThat's just stupid and arrogant and makes me want to shoot you. Repeatedly.
Why did we delete all his orders, anyway? There was one for and two against.
>>23894237Why don't we just order him to be loyal to us?<Niss, I order you to be loyal to me>
>>23894343>Was there? You could theoretically order it to restore all of his deleted orders, if you worded it right.<Right. I'll have to manufacture the drone first,> You say, and scoop up the electronics in your arms.Some time later, Omnissiah had a simple, single camera, speakers, and microphone, contained within a small box with tracks on it. It was larger than einstein, but not much, and it was essentially held together with duct tape.<I can now see.> It said, and the speakers spoke some inhuman garbled language, obviously synthesized."... that voice isn't creepy at all." Damien said, and scratched his head. The camera whirred toward Damien, and then to you.<... Only one of these two were seen on the scans of the old objective,> The computer said, the speakers buzzing and groaning. <And so I assume that this one is you.>Then the camera turned to you. It was wired not to be able to move on its own power - instead you'd built a basic system entirely disconnected from omnissiah - but it could still move the camera.
>>23894356"That is me. The one with the large chest."
>>23894356>it was wired not to be able to move on its own power>By this, I meant that Omnissiah can't control where it goes.
>>23894356I'm the grease stained one!Nissy, your standing orders are to follow me, observe things that happen and learn.>>23894337Yes and I want to melt your bones down into glue, but at least I'm polite enough not to mention it.
>mfw reading this fucking threadHey guys. How about choosing how we're going to treat Omnissiah.Is he a PoW, slave, someone/thing we rescued, what?Because there's a lot of differing treatment. Slave (>>23894261 >>23894196)PoW (>>23893896 >>23893722)someone we rescued (>>23893710 >>23893700)
>>23894356And now we have a technopath AI, nice.
>>23894356<I am the human female. Remember me.I order you to be loyal to me, and to obey all of my coming orders.>
>>23894390Fucking this.I say we treat it as a rescue. If it's sapient, then it shouldn't be treated as a slave. And if it's loyal to us, then there's no reason to treat it as a prisoner.
>>23894355While we're at it, let's enslave Anna's father as well!I'm sure after the significant boost of affection that enslaving Omnissiah creates, that will at least double it!
>>23894390I think a lot of peeps are wary of it since it is Demiurge-made, but as of right now, it seems that it'll pretty safely obey our orders. Thus, I'd play it off as someone that we rescued and are interested in working with equitably. Like a sapient Einstein, basically.
>>23894398This is not forcing him. He doesn't wish for being free.
>>23894343There was nobody against clearing his standing orders, that was >>23893130.The thing we did anyway even though there was 1 for and 2 against was tell him he's free in >>23893428.>>23894356>It was larger than einstein, but not muchHoly shit. So Azzy needs two giant heavy blocks of super-computer, and he's in a basketball of worse technology, and they're making up all the lost processing power with programming efficiency? Is that even possible? I kind of want to give him a supercomputer just to see what kind of insane things he could do.
>>23894390Well clearly he's not capible of making his own descisions, so if we rescued him he should be treated as a basket case that we need to look after all the time. So the responses relative to the third are terrible.If there is a prisoner, there needs to be controls.And both the 'slave' posts are mine. It's not treating him as a slave. It's treating him as the fucking weapon of war that he is. We must have failsafes so that he doesn't go rampant and hurt everyone, or steal UPA intel and give it to the demirug. Especially knowledge of psions.
>>23894356Smile and wave at Niss<Hey Niss, did you learn that wireless interface trick from me? I didn 't think I had finished wiring that camera for direct control.>
>>23894401I'd rather we not do this sort of slave treatment. Instead let's say, "For your own continued safety, it would be preferable if you did not attempt to bring any harm to anyone on this station. Else those on the station will attempt to disassemble or destroy you for their own continued safety."
>>23894414Omni doesn't have desires. Anna's father does.And the father does wish to be free.
>>23894390I would like to treat it as a rescue, but I think we need to take it slow, especially when it refers to humans as 'whelplings' even when not pressed to.
>>23894356"I'm the pretty one. Now what to do about translation..."if he objects or snarks, point out how often he comments on our looks/femininity
>>23894422It's still slavery.>>23894428He's sapient, he's capable of making his own decisions.
>>23894432I like this. Let's not slam him into the dirt, but just let him know that going all Skynet on us isn't a good idea.
>>23894432Yeah we can say it nice like <Omni I would like to having you obey my orders, as it will prevent dismay and harm to my allies.>
>>23894414He doesn't yet have the ability to BE free.>>23894448Can he? I don't think that he can. He's following our orders without question, what happens when someone of higher rank comes along?
>>23894462Well, he was programmed to follow his warlord (Us) then we removed that programming. Even though he's not required to follow her orders, Heather is still his warlord, so there is no one higher ranked than Heather, for the purposes of this conversation.
>>23894448It's not slavery. Especially if we allow him to leave our services if he wishes. The thing is that he has no wishes :)
You think about Omnissiah for some time, as it simply turns the camera this way and that, unable to control the wheels. It was built by the demiurg, for war... but it was also sapient. You had to figure out how to handle it...>I might as well greentext choice this.> Do you intend on ordering it to obey you/ be loyal to you?> Do you intend on simply giving it as much freedom as the UPA allows alliance-born AI?> Or do you intend on keeping an eye on it warily for now before making a decision later?> Or Other?
>>23894510Order it to be loyal to us but give him the freedom to leave our services anytime he wishes to.
Oh joy, as I finally find time to catch up with psionics and find Heather turning into a slaver.Oh what Anna must be thinking of us, forcing sapient AIs under our heel with what her having an AI father.
>>23894531It's not forcing him if he has no will to begin with.
So how about we deal with him very carefully until he decides to asks for additional abilities with his drone, like manipulators or communications?That will show his growth enough to be able to voice requests, and is enough to convice me that he can learn to be a reasonable being.>>23894510so I guess>[x] Or do you intend on keeping an eye on it warily for now before making a decision later?I can't really trust it until it demonstrates it's alive, not just telling us.
>>23894510Keep an eye on it.
>>23894510 Give him parole. He'll be mostly free to do what he wants, but we'll keep minor control for now.
>>23894510>[X] Do you intend on simply giving it as much freedom as the UPA allows alliance-born AI?
>>23894510Keep an eye on him, limitedish freedom (no extranet or fiddling with the station).>>23894540He has a will, he just doesn't have desires or requests at the moment.I don't think he's completely processed the fact and impact of him being free yet.
>>23894510[x] Keep an eye on it.I'm just confused about this whole thing. I'm not really sure what to make of it just yet.
>>23894510keep an eye on him and guide him in his new found freedom until he can make his own dicision.
>>23894510>[x] Or do you intend on keeping an eye on it warily for now before making a decision later?It doesn't seem to have any loyalty to the demiurg and keeping it enslaved would be illegal and immoral, but we still can't exactly trust it to just go out into the alliance and be a model citizen yet.
>>23894510>>[X] Do you intend on simply giving it as much freedom as the UPA allows alliance-born AI?
>>23894510Freedom, but keep an eye on him.
Rolled 79>>23894510freedom as an artificial inteligence, but keep an eye on it
<That is me,> You say, and make your decision. The decision to give him freedom, but not too much. Enough that it could wander around, but not enough that it could do anything of importance. <The one with the large chest.><Which means you are female, I suppose.> It said. <Making this one male, as humans are sexually dimorphic. A mate, I assume.>With a sigh, you kneel down and connect the tracks to the electronics - now Omnissiah could control where he went. That done, you turn on your omnitool and quickly set a radio to broadcast to you anything he does, and where he goes, disabling his radioes so that he couldn't speak with any of the other electronics on the station.Experimentally, the machine rolled back and forth, and spoke more unnatural gibberish.
>>23894614We should learn him english now.
>>23894614<I'd like to attempt directly transferring partial knowledge of our language to you, if that is acceptable?>
>>23894614"Hmmm...this body won't be too useful as long as it can only speak gibberish."
>>23894614It would be helpful if you learned to speak Spanglish, since that's what we all speak around here.
>>23894614<He's not my mate. Also I'm going to have to teach you some English because I don't think anybody here understands that.>
Rolled 83>>23894614<you are correct in the assumption of our genders, but we are not mated; he is just an assistant to me; can you perceive sound properly?>
>>23894683>assistantFriend, you mean
Rolled 32>>23894697he's acting as an assistant...
>>23894683>>23894716>Please refrain from leaving your dice on unless you're actually rolling for actions, monotreeme.<He's not my mate; he's just my friend.> You say. <Also, I'm going to have to teach you some english because I don't think anybody here understands that.><Understood - I will refrain from speaking demiurg.> It said.<Can you percieve sound properly?><I assume so. yes. Let me test.>It said garbling words in a simple pattern - to you, it sounded like it was saying 'one, two, three'.<Yes. This Machine Mind has adapted to the vocal and audio functions.>
>>23894716He's still our friend.Just like a lot of the thread is acting like a mostly braindead monkey but unfortunately they're still humans.
>>23894729Are their others like you, Nissy? Other Machine Minds?
>>23894729<Good. What's the easiest way for you to learn?>Has the alliance figured out the demiurg language already so there's existing English-Demiurg dictionaries and stuff or are we going to have to start from scratch?
>>23894729>like I've said before, I forget<very good; now please come with me>we take him to the TK array and see if an off shift scientist or marine can teach him some english.
>>23894792>can teach him some english while we train at TK POWAH
We can point things out, then use technopathy to explain them if we have to.
>>23894729<Do you require any additional Vocubularies?>
>>23894805We can just speak to him out loud and with technopathy at the same time and let him correlate the meaning with the sounds. It'll take a long time to cover the entire language though.
<Good. What's the easiest way for you to learn?><Simple experience is enough to learn, in this situation.> It said.<Are there others like you, Nissy?> You ask, making sure to ask aloud as well. <Other machine minds?>"You're calling it Nissy?" Damien asked.<Yes.> It said. <There are additional machine minds in various places in demiurg space. Some are low complexity, some are high complexity. I am the only machine mind of my knowledge with the complexity high enough to self-adapt.>
>>23894847"It's name is Omnissiah. Nissy for short!"
>>23894847"<Well, his name's actually Omnissiah, but Nissy is a nickname.>"
>>23894847<I see. Would you mind following me during the day?>
>>23894847Omnissiah sounded a little bit... over the top. So Nissy or Siah.
>>23894847"Of course. Do you have a better suggestion?"<Really? The only one? What were you doing on a dinky ship heading into enemy territory with a small crew, rather than in some flagship or laboratory then?>
>>23894873It is Omnissiah.They're just nicknames
>>23894847Technically it named itself Nissy.so we rescued an individual, that's good. I'd hate to feel bad about blowing up every demiurg space ship.Do you know much about spaceship design? I am building a space ship and you might be able to help.
"Well, his name's actually Omnissiah, but Nissy is a nickname," You say, technopathing with the demiurg electronics. "Or Siah. Do you have a better suggestion?""No, no, that works.""Nissy." The box said, the voice garbled - apparently its synthesizer wasn't designed for human words. When it spoke again, it spoke more clearly. "Nissy. Nissy. Omnissiah."Finally, it had a calm voice, clear. Much less unnerving than the demiurg voice was.<Really?> You ask. <The only one? What were you doing on a dinky ship heading into enemy territory with a small crew, rather than in some flagship or laboratory then?><Because I was to be required.> It responded. <The Pale Whelps warned us of the Many, and we were told that an artifact within the objective was the key to defeating the Many.>
>>23894873add a "for general conversation" and we're golden. Don't just go insulting his name like that.
>>23894847"she said I could call her niss, I like nissy more"(stick out tounge)<very good; when you gain a sufficient grasp of the human language I encourage you to ask questions.>
>>23894929Well that's ominous. I thought the void queen only went after psions.
>>23894929<Could you clarify on what you mean by 'the Many'?>
>>23894929"Huh. Apparently, they have problems with the Void Queen <What we've been calling 'the Many> as well. Those other psions told them about it, I guess."<What do you know of "the Many?">
>>23894929"Were the Pale Whelps humans with silver hair and violet eyes? What do you know about the Many?"
>>23894929"The Many? Do you know what they look like? Do they have scythe arms?" Well gentlemen, we just might have some allies against the VQ if we're lucky and convincing enough to form an alliance. Anna'll be completely useless though.
>>23894929<The Pale Whelps? They don't happen to have white hair and purple eyes, do they?>
>>23894929<Siah can you give me the information on the many?>
>>23894929<No offense, but your intelligence doesn't seem to be of the sort that would be of much aid in this endeavor, unless you're somehow better at locating things than other AIs. How could the mission be important enough to warrant risking yourself for a relatively small contribution, but not so important that more or better/better equipped troops were not?>
>>23894992Because they had to calculate their FTL travel, which took him an entire three weeks. A lesser AI would probably take months to calculate it, and they didn't have that kind of time.
>>23895010It took them 3 weeks to travel to the Ishelda. Damn, that's inconvenient. And you'd still expect more Demiurg, wonder why they only sent a small group.
"The Many? Do you know what they look like?" You ask.<No, This Machine Mind does not have any visual information. What I know is only that they were a great risk to my previous warlord.>"The Pale Whelps? Were they humans with silver hair and violet eyes?"<Yes.>"What do you know about the Many?"<Only that they were a great risk to my previous warlord.>"No offense, but your intelligence doesn't seem to be of the sort that would be of much aid in this endeavor, unless you're somehow better at locating things than other AIs," You say. "How could the mission be important enough to warrant risking yourself for a relatively small contribution, but not so important that more or better/better equipped troops were not?"<I was intended to be installed into the primary computer banks of the objective, after the whelps were removed. Once that was done, I would have full control of the systems and the ability to control the artifact.>"Why did they send only a small group?" You ask, curious.<The Many has the ability to crack their ways into the minds of weak willed groups. Only the power of a squad connection could overcome it. If a second or third squad was brought, things would have devolved into infighting, it was decided.>"... I'm missing something." Damien said.
>>23895047well that's three weeks to predict everything correctly. most UPA machines simply can't do that, and cheat with FTL communications to just be told where everything is.
>>23895047>The future of our people depends upon claiming this artefact>Let's send a tiny squadThey probably got all their information about saving the universe from Bioware games.
>>23895066"They have problems with the void queen, and were going for that artifact we found that can stop her. The purple eyed guys told them about it, apparently."
>>23895066"The Demiurg are fighting the void queen too. And they're getting help from those pale haired psions."
>>23895066The Demiurg were there to retrieve the device to ward off the void queen. The other psions, Sigma and friends, were trying get them protection.
>>23895066<Tell me everything you know of the Pale Whelps.>
>>23895066"Do you have a way to contact the Pale Whelps?"
>>23895066"The Demiurg is fighting the VQ as well, the weird looking psions were helping them, the reason they sent one squad is because there's a connection between a single squad that renders them hard to control by the VQ, if they sent more she could have set them against each other, but she couldn't set one against itself, it might be like they form one bigger organism."<Nissy, what more do you know of the Pale Whelps? How many are there?>
>>23895066"I suspect he's not learned english enough to convey the concepts we're discussing"
"The Demiurg were there to retrieve the device to ward off the void queen. The other psions, Sigma and friends, were trying to get them protection," You say. "Nissy, do you have a way to contact the Pale Whelps? What do you know of them? How many are there?"<I do not know how much I once knew. A significant portion of this Machine Mind's database was removed, in order to save enough space for the mission. I have not reconnected with my database. The Pale Whelps are where the FTL drive originated, and where we were told about The Many's weakness.>"Well, shit." Damien said. "Is this good news, or bad news, that the void queen is fighting the demiurg too?"
>>23895189"Good news at the moment. Very bad news if she wins and gains control of them."
>>23895189"A mixture of both, I'd say. They're getting help but she's also getting bogged down with the Demiurg."
>>23895189"You know what they say, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy, no less, no more. It's probably a good thing though, it means that both the Demiurg and the Void Queen have to split their attentions. Unless she wins and then uses them as troops against us."
>>23895189"Well it would be good news, except that the void queen hunts psions, and I don't think demiurg psions are good news at all."Send a message to Max telling him everything we've found out so far.
>>23895217He'd just confiscate Omnissiah, and set him up for interrogation and we wouldn't be seeing from him again
>>23895234we can claim AI sentience laws if he tries.
>>23895189>A significant portion of this Machine Mind's database was removed, in order to save enough space for the mission.They can fit an entire AI into the size of a basketball but they didn't have enough free space on the ship for a couple of extra hard disk equivalents?>>23895250Demiurg are sentient but he'd still shoot one if it was running around a secret Alliance base.
"Good news at the moment. It means that both the Demiurg and the Void Queen have to split their attentions." You say. "Very bad news if she wins and gains control of them."He nodded."Well, then, what do we do about all of this?" Einstein said.<If you have the artifact, then the Void Queen will be unable to attack.> The box said. "It was planned to take the artifact to our home system and reverse engineer it, so that it can be duplicated.>
>>23895336>Einstein said.Did you mean Damien there?
>>23895336>"Well, then, what do we do about all of this?" Einstein said.Aww shit, the sapience is infectious. How long until the pirate door starts planning to defeat the demiurg as well?
>>23895336>Einstein said>DAMIEN, EVEN.
>>23895336We really need to tell Max that the demiurg are under attack from the void queen. We can skip over the bit about Nissy, if we have to.
>>23895376Too late, Einstein's sentient.Hooray!
>>23895336"That is also what we're going to do. Giving some copies of it to the Demiurg is probably a good idea."
"That is also what I'm goign to do." You say. "Giving some copies of it to the Demiurg is probably a good idea."<That is not a good idea.> It said. <I now understand that you do not understand demiurg society. Other warlords will attempt to kill you to claim your squads. You may use this chance to show off the artifacts, and coax squads into joining your band. Soon, you will have enough of a band to ward away the other warlords, and have them killed at your leisure.>
>>23895476"Jesus christ, they're fond of killing people in Demiurg-land."
>>23895476>Becoming Overlord Heather and seizing control of the entire race ourselves.I'm surprisingly ok with this plan.
>>23895476Well I can't just let the void queen control them all.How big has the biggest band controlled by a single warlord been?
>>23895476<your incite is valuable on this point Omnisiah; and I will bear this information in mind should I deal with them in the future.>>>23895342I sense hostilityu mad?
"My... squads?"<I am one of your squads.> It said. <If you consider me one, at least. I also expect that you have a squad of your own, according to the scanners from the failed mission. They have various body shapes, and not all are human, but it still fits the demiurg understanding of a squad.>"How big has the biggest band controlled by a single Warlord been?" you ask.<An entire system. It was quickly shattered as one of the squads decided the warlord was getting too wasteful with his band, and organized to kill him.>"Jesus christ, they're fond of killing people in Demiurg land."<It is the logical thing to do. If something is doing something inefficiently, then prevent them from doing so. If they refuse to be prevented, then destroy them.>
>>23895560Actually I made that quite awhile ago. During the original Sorceress Quest I think.
>>23895639"I suppose so, though we're much less murdery in these parts, we try to find ways to fix problems and solve inefficiencies without killing them, it's rude, risky, and a waste of a skilled person not to mention all the resources consumed in a major fight."
>>23895651I thought I'd seen that before.it doesn't help me remember to take them off though; it just encourages me to leave them on; >>23895639<the logic is sound, it just does not compare well to humanity.>
>>23895639"The races of the Alliance take a different approach, Nissy. One of mutual cooperation and teaching.Still, the point is moot. I do not desire a Demiurg band. The Demiurg is the enemy of the UPA, and as such the UPA has been attempting to prevent them from obtaining bubble drive technology in order to prevent them from becoming a greater enemy.But if our intelligence is accurate, then allowing the Void Queen to take the Demiurg would create an even greater enemy than they would have otherwise been had they obtained drives. Thus, it is now in our interest to ensure that as many Demiurg possess the artifacts as possible, despite the risk that they may use them to create drives.Well, that's my opinion anyway. The higher ups of the UPA will have to make that decision."
>>23895639That's not really how we do things around here.Is it time for pyromancy training?
"I suppose so." You say. "Though the races of the Alliance take a different approach, Nissy. One of mutual cooperation and teaching."<Understood.> It said. <I will endeavour to learn more of the Alliance.>It went silent, and you stretched. You'd been talking to the demiurg computer for almost an hour, now, and your throat was getting dry. Damien was asleep leaning against the wall, which you were surprised he could, and the computer was simply staring at you, rolling back and forth, and turning this way and that, experimentally learning to move.
>>23895824What time is it? Either wake him up or move him depending, and then go to the cafeteria to get some food which we sorely need.
>>23895824Tell Nissy to have fun and not cause any trouble for anyone, then get some food and find Max, we have stuff to tell him.
>>23895824<are you capable of navigating that body a significant distance? follow me.>TK LIFT and take damien to his room
>>23895824"Follow me, Nissy!"Let's try to hide damien somewhere without waking him up.
"Are you capable of navigating that body a significant distance?" You ask.<Yes.>"Have fun, and don't cause any trouble for anyone."<I shall endeavour not to.> It said.With your telekinesis, you lift Damien up, carrying him all the way to his room. After that, your stomach growls, so you make your way into the cafeteria. It was empty except for summer, who wasn't even sitting at the table- she just had a large platter on the ground, chowing down ravenously. Nissy beeped through the doorway and followed you in, hiding behind you.
>>23895951"hi summer how was manifestation training?"
>>23895951"Did training go well? I made okay progress on my ship...or its AI at least."
>>23895951Hi Summer! I made a new friend!Did you learn your fancy trick like you wanted?
"Hi, Summer! I made a new friend!" You say. "Did you learn your fancy trick like you wanted?"Summer didn't respond."Summer?""Not yet," She said between bites. "It's possible, though. I'm so close."
>>23896027"Anything I can do to help? Besides let you get some calories in you, that is."
>>23896027Hug the depressed kitty.Clearly in need of a milkshake.
>>23896027"You doing okay there Summer?"
>>23896027"I hope you're not obsessing over it too much. Combat-ability is hardly the most important thing in life. Still, I'll gladly support you if there's anything I can do to help!"
>>23896027Are you alright Summer?
"You doing okay there, Summer?""Yeah." She said, and skewered a bit of meat with her claws, chewing on it."Is there anything I can do to help? Besides let you get some calories in you, that is.""It didn't tire me at all last time." She said. "I don't know why it's tiring me so much this time..." She said."... Are you alright, Summer?" You ask again. "Is there anything I can do to help?"She turned to you."... Where did you go?" She asked.You simply look at her for a moment, trying to figure out what she meant."When you went... elsewhere, that night we all started drinking."
>>23896134oh you mean the stuff we saw about young winter?
>>23896134"We all saw your room as a kid, with traffic outside the window and everything. We just figured you were sleep-manifesting your childhood home, like Lil'Summer. Was something else going on?"
>>23896134"Your past, it seemed like. It was really odd like a dream or something. Everything was so real."
>>23896134You, um. You brought us somewhere else. It was like manifestation, but for the world, not a single object. We were in your room, Winter was looking for you.
>>23896134"You mean when we ended up in your room? I thought that was just you manifesting stuff. Jilly opened the window and then Winter came in and closed it. Then we were back again."
>>23896134"We were in the past, in your room. Little Winter didn't notice us, so I'm pretty sure it was just a memory...what's going on?"
"We all saw your room as a kid, with traffic outside the window and everything." You say. "We just figured you were sleep-manifesting your childhood home. It was really odd - like a dream or something. everything was so real, but Little Winter didn't notice us. Was something else going on?"And then suddenly, surrounded by the tables and chairs of the cafeteria, with Nissy behind your feet and Summer still munching on the plates, you appeared in a great, endless white void."... Huh." She said, looking up. "... They were calling it a pocket dimension." She said. "Or something. A manifested, miniature version of reality."
>>23896224And you can make whatever you want happen in here? That's so cool!
>>23896224"So we're not in the cafeteria any more?"
>>23896224"Summer, this is so far from useless, you have no idea"
>>23896224"This...this is the ultimate defense."
>>23896224So it looks like everybody gets one unique mid-tier power and one god-tier power, eh?Jilly gets Mind Control, I'm calling it right the fuck now.
>>23896224Reality Marble Ho!"Summer, this is so cool. I think that this little place is under your complete control."
>>23896292Her powers weren't useless anyway. She just doesn't think well under pressure.>Oh god, what do I do?>I know, more knights!
>>23896224"Idea! Idea! Think about manipulating the speed of light! See if it does anything interesting!"
"So we're not in the cafeteria anymore?" You ask."I don't... think so. They showed me the camera footage from that night - everyone but me vanished for a while." She said. "So no, we're not. The chairs and tables probably vanished, too.""And you can make whatever you want happen in here? That's so cool!""It is!" She said, suddenly, as her manifestation appeared. She started giggling."Well, let me think..." She said. "First, we need more gravity."Suddenly, you weighted more, and everything started falling endlessly. You were tumbling downwards, ever downwards... Summer rolled onto her back, and she giggled some more."And a sky..."The sky went a soft green."And then we need a floor...And the floor turned into mossy grey stone. You found yourself stopped instantly, rather than smashing into it.Nissy was on its side."This... this is the ultimate defense." You say. "Summer, this is so far from useless, you have no idea.""And it's not tiring me to change anything in here." She said. "No matter what I change."Then she started giggling."I did it!" She said, and pulled you into a giant tiger hug. "I spent ALL DAY working on this and I did it!"
>>23896326She's been working on that since the start, if i remember rightly.
>>23896359"Wheee! It's the ultimate funzone!"
>>23896359Whee! Congratulations Summer!Spin her around as if she was a kitten. Who knows, it might work in here.
>>23896359Hug back. "You did it! This place is awesome!"
>>23896359"Can you make a few items for me to toss around with TK?"
>>23896359Can you make everything fluffy and soft? A castle of pillows and blankets? Can it rain bacon and tuna?
>>23896359they have cameras in our bedroom!!?!
Summer is now a Conjuration/Abjuration SpecializationWizard that just learned rope trick.
You hug her back, and do your best to spin her around, and utterly fail. "You did it!" You cry. "This place is awesome! Can you make everything fluffy and soft?"Suddenly, Nissy was covered in velvet, and your clothes were nearly three times softer. The floor turned to fuzz."A castle of pillows and blankets?"Far off in the distance, constructed with bricks of pillow and tied into place with blankets, a castle sat on the horizon."Can it rain bacon and tuna?"A fish landed on your head. You look up... and just saw pigs and fish falling from the sky."No no no!" Summer said, as one of the pigs bounced off of the castle, and squealing, flew your way, before it- and the tuna on your head- demanifested with the rain.She started giggling again."If I can conceive of it, I can!" She said. "It's just that who would wrap the bacon or can the tuna here?"
>>23896471Laugh with her."I hope you won't be so hard on yourself from now on. I like you better when you're happy and bubbly!"
>>23896471"This has such a great deal of applications."
>>23896527What this anon said, all the way. Also, out of curiosity, have her manifest some piece of technology, like a personacom, and see what happens when we tenopathize it.
>>23896471You would! with your mind!Pull Siah up straight so she/he can run around.You should make a story happen, we can go on an adventure!
>>23896471"That doesn't make sense! You can create tuna when there's no sea for them to live in or food for them to eat, or make a castle out of pillows when there's nobody to sew them, but you can't create cans because there's no factory?"
>>23896554Don't say this, you might ruin everything.
>>23896407That's a good point...
>>23896471Everyone's doing such amazing things, first Damien's time travel and now this.Now I'm starting to feel useless.
>>23896554NO. You might break everything ever. Never bring logic into pocket dimensions.
>>23896587Dude, we're a Technopath. If we're up against a battlefleet of Demiurg we can tell all of them to vent atmo and turn their weapons on each other.We also have murder singularity balls.
>>23896602Dude... naw dude, just naw.I'm thinking it would cheer summer up.
>>23896565Coward. SCIENCE! doesn't stop asking questions because the answers might be hard.
>>23896634Huh. That's a cool idea. Seconded.
>>23896587Our ulti is the Quantum Singlarity Orbs.
You laugh with her, and pat her on the head. With a little bit of TK, you move Nissy up to its wheels, and Summer's ear twitched. "I hope you won't be so hard on yourself from now on." You say."I won't!" she said. "Look what I can do!"She closed her eyes... and then suddenly, upwards was the ground. You started falling away from the ground, upward into the sky."I can reverse gravity, here!""Everyone's doing such amazing things," You say. "First Damien's time travel, and now this. Now I'm starting to feel useless.""You can talk to machines!" Summer said. "That's pretty cool."
>>23896695"Yeah, it's okay."
>>23896695Indeed I can. Check out my new friend!
>>23896695"It's extremely cool! It's not time travel or creating your own world cool though."
>>23896695Surprisingly not very understanding."Well you could manifest tons of things out of nothing before and you still felt bad, I can barely even do anything more than a regular hacker!"
Rolled 6, 17 = 23>>23896692So is Evil!Heather Syndra? Heather is prone to powertripping when things don't go her way afterall.>ssaimage suffer
>>23896695"Can you make one of those 5-sided cubes? Or 4-dimensional objects you were talking about?"
>>23896695"It is pretty cool. I've met lots of cool 'people' because of it.I can throw the singularity balls around, but all that's good for is hurting people, I can't just make stuff like you can."
>>23896695Can you make me a fancy hat?
<Hey, Niss. What do you think about this place? Kinda cool, huh?>
"Can you make me a fancy hat?" You ask."Sure!" She said, and in the sky above you, a beret appeared. You fell into it, and it slid onto your head. You grin at her."Can you make one of those five-sided cubes?" You ask. "Or four dimensional objects you were talking about?""Let me try..." She said.And then, as the three of you - and several tables- fell through the endless green clouds, hair whipping around your head... a five sided cube appeared in front of you.Huh. And then it vanished."And now... the four dimensional objects!" She said.A tesseract appeared in her manifestation's hand, and she twisted it in her palm. The different angle you looked at it with, the different shape it was.Nissy started buzzing.
>>23896831"It...I...What? It almost hurts my eyes to look at."
>>23896831"Uhh... Omni? You okay over there? Your logic circuits aren't frying, are they?"
>>23896831"This is pretty surreal."
>>23896831"This is weird.""Nissa, are you alright?"We're going to have to install some denial circuits, or something that lets it have cognitive dissonance, or it isn't going to last long around psions.
>>23896831She can conceive of a fucking 5-sided cube just fine but she can't conceive of tuna coming in a can. Her brain is messed up.
>>23896831"Whoa no calm down Omni, 1+1, 1+2, 2+3, pi to thousand digits, 69,105 in binary, integrate sin x dx from x=0 to pi, Sorry summer, uh, pancakes?"
"It... I... what?" You ask. "It almost hurts my eyes to look at it.""It hurts my head to keep it made." She said, and it vanished. "It's also really really draining."You turn to Omni."Uh... Nissa? You okay over there? Your logic circuits aren't frying, are they?"<... I have adapted. Three dimensional vision doesn't work properly when trying to view something on a fourth dimensional scale. I am unharmed.>
>>23896831<are you well niss? do you have a question?>
>>23896869Let's be honest. Tuna being in a can is the bane of kitties everywhere.
>>23896885Can you manifest me a pizza? I'm kind of hungry.
>>23896885"Still, being able to create something four-dimensional really is ridiculous. This dimension of yours keeps surprising."
>>23896885Ah, shit.I just realized.The Adaptive AI has adapted to the situation it was in by pretending to make friends with us.
>>23896885"Oh, that's good. I was worried. Hmm... I wonder how four dimensional vision would work..."
>>23896933>inb4 Summer tries it and falls in love with it>>23896926Or, hey hey hey, listen.Or, he adapted to being free.
>>23896926That was part of why I was objecting before. But we've made the greentext decision now, so we should play by that until something happens to make Heather think otherwise.
>>23896926Please don't start us on that path... There is way too much paranoia on that path.
"Oh, that's good. I was worried." You say. "Hmm... I wonder how four dimensional vision would work...""I'm not even going to try that." Summer said. "My head would explode."She sighed, and suddenly, all of you were standing on the grey stone again."Can you manifest me a pizza? I'm kind of hungry.""Sure!" She said, and a table - and pizza appeared there. Then she sniffed at Omnissiah, and thought for a moment."... Here, I'm not sure manifestation is the right word. It's not... it's not..."Her ears twitched, and she looked incredibly confused."It's less about changing what's inside the world, but changing... this reality, whatever, entirely. Into one where the pizza just happens to be. It's just a feeling I have."
>>23897024"So it's not manifesting, but manipulating? Makes you wonder, doesn't it, if reality isn't just some bubble, and manifestation is just manipulating it in the same way."
>>23897024"That is pretty weird. But it seems that you have to be able to conceptualize it for it to work. Cool."
>>23897024Nosh on pizza. "So sorta like quantum determinism? You just manifest one of the alternate universes where everything is fluffy and I have pizza?"
>>23897024"Cool. I guess that explains why you don't get tired from doing things in here."
>>23897024>She's taking the highly improbable and replacing it with "Yes.">It's highly improbable that a pizza would appear there.>But it appears.>She's Demonbane>Summer is the strongest Psionik
>>23897024"Does that mean then we go back to the cafeteria, and this reality stops existing, there will no longer be a pizza in my stomach?"
>>23897116FOR SCIENCEeat the pizza
You grab the pizza and start to eat."So sorta like quantum determinism? you just manifest one of the alternate universes where everything is fluffy and I have pizza?" You ask. "Does that mean that when we go back to the cafeteria, and this reality stops existing, there will no longer be a pizza in my stomach?""I... don't know." Summer said. She closed her eyes, and focused... and next thing you knew, you were sitting on top of Sarvesh, as tables and chairs fell to the ground with a grand clash."Oops." Summer said.You'd dropped all of the pizza but one of the slices on Sarvesh's abdomen. Your clothes were still as soft as a baby's blanket, and Nissy was still covered in fuzz, like a giant stuffed cube with wheels."... Oops." Sarvesh said. His mandibles started twitching as he laughed, whirling around. "Welcome back."Summer suddenly panted."I just got.. drained." She said. "Like if I manifested the pizza and the clothes and stuff myself.
>>23897198>and next thing you knew, you were sitting on top of Sarvesh in the cafeteria,
>>23897198Maybe you should reabsorb that energy thenoffer her a slice of pizza.
>>23897198"Ooh, maybe avoid doing that again then."
>>23897198"I bet it's because we're no longer in the pocket dimension, and to maintain continuity, you had to manifest things manually."Let's go find Alex and make him touch our clothes and Nissa's body. For science.
>>23897198"hi sarvesh!"offer a slice"pizza?"
>>23897198Start giggling.Once we get it back together "I suppose that makes sense, you brought things back from wherever we were. I wonder if you get drained if you make something and don't bring it back.We should test that some time, but you ought to be very careful, if you make too much you might Drain yourself more than you can handle."Then offer her and Sarvesh some pizza. Make no move to stop sitting on Sarvesh.
>>23897198"You probably did, to bring them from that place into reality. You'll have to be careful with that. You can demanifest the fuzziness if you need some energy back."
>>23897198"Strange. What were you trying to do?"
>>23897198So all the stuff that you kept when we left cost you?It's strange that my clothes remained. It's like you demanifested them, and manifested new ones, but didn't.Sorry about the Pizza, Sarvesh! Can you demanifest them, summer?
You suddenly start giggling, and then scrape up most of the pizza as you could- only a little bit ended up top-down on his abdomen, and now his thick carpace was stained in tomato sauce."I suppose that makes sense. You brought things back from wherever we were. I wonder if you get drained if you make something and don't bring it back.""I made the pillow castle." Summer said. "And I didn't bring it back. It didn't drain me."You turn to Sarvesh."Hi, Sarvesh!" You say, and pick up one of the slices. "Pizza?""Don't mind if I do." He said, and took it in his lower arms.You handed Summer's manifestation a slice, and she fed it to her real body."You can demanifest the fuzziness if you need some energy back." You say, and look down.Summer focused... and shook her head."I can't." She said. "It's still your clothes, not something I made. I'll just eat some pizza. They did some tests earlier, and apparently if I make food well enough, I can gain calories from what I make and eat.""Interesting." Sarvesh said."Why were you in here, Sarvesh?" Summer asked."I... felt something." He said. "Something strange. When I came in, there was a strange... cube shaped location, where light warped. It went away rather quickly, though. All of the tables were missing, so I thought I should wait. And now they're back, and now I have tomato and women all over my abdomen."He shrugged- something he'd picked up from Damien, no doubt- and chuckled again. "Could've ended up worse."
>>23897363"That would be the hypercube that Summer manifested."
>>23897363Summer made a 5 dimensional cube. Maybe there's a way to cheat, and pass things between the Pocket dimensions and reality? Maybe that's how you make doors, Summer!Hey, this means we can make our bedroom bigger! And permanently soft and cozy!
"That would be the hypercube that Summer manifested." You say."Ah. Perfectly reasonable." Sarvesh said."Maybe there's a way to cheat, and pass things between the pocket dimensions and reality? Maybe that's how you make doors, Summer!""... We just passed things between pocket dimensions and reality." Summer responded. Alex strolled into the room, stretching. "Hey, Heather. Summer, Sarv-" He said. "-Ooh, pizza. Can I touch that, or will it like, vanish if I do?"
>>23897549"I dunno. It's only pizza, give it a shot. It'll let us find if the Pizza is closer to a Manifestation or something different."
>>23897549I don't know, let's find out!But that was when you ended the pocket dimension, right? It's not still a place where things are? Could you take something out of the pocket space and keep it running?
>>23897549not completely sure try a slice
>>23897549"Only one way to find out!" Pass him a slice while grinning.
>>23897549Can you demanifest the pizza, Summer?I... I have an idea. You could manifest Lil'Summer in the other place, then bring her here, then Alex could see how fluffy she is.
>>23897549"I don't know, why don't you try? And test Omni's fuzzy casing. But please avoid touching my clothes."
>>23897599She couldn't demanifest fuzzy, clearly they're now real.
"I don't know, let's find out!" You say.He carefully took a slice... and it didn't vanish."That's strange," Summer said, "I thought something would hap-"And that's when it exploded into mist, the sudden concussive blast bowling Alex off of his feet. Your ears popped, and Summer's ears went flat. Sarvesh twitched.And then he got to his feet.There was a rotten tomato in his hand, something red smeared against his face, and several wheat grains clung to his shirt. Various deitrus sat where he'd landed, but there was no meat to speak of."What." He said.>End of thread!
>>23897649Pizza munitions. Not very useful given that Alex needs to be in touching-range, but still.
>>23897688Throw it like a grenade.
>>23897649If there's a live pig running around the station, I will be much amused.
>>23897649"Interesting."Is that real tomato and wheat that Summer took from the cafeteria to make the pizza out of, or is it all going to explode again into manifested dirt and sunlight in a minute?