>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Azure+quest>>Some basic information can be found here: http://pastebin.com/RyaBXTnW>>You are AZURE, a machine with a mind, and you and your companions had recently looted an ancient lab dating from before the Great War in search of biomedical supplies. You succeeded.Suspended in a chemically neutral oxygenated liquid, Isha floats within a medical cryopod. The readout is quickly spilling out information about her damage- a lot of internal hemorrhaging, several broken ribs, minor nutritional problems, and a major infection.Dave peers at the screen, frowning. The readout bleeps as it downgrades 'major infection' to 'minor', as the nanotechnology flooding Isha's body is quickly breaking down the infection- while at the same time promoting cell growth and supplying important structural nutrients to the needed locations."... This feels almost like cheating." He says, peering at you. "It's cheating, isn't it?""That was one question. The answer is yes." You respond, your spider-shaped shell propped on his shoulder. Your newly-repaired leg still continues to stick now and then, but it's loosening up as you use it. "Welcome to Old Power technology." Dave just scoffs, and limps over to the second pod to examine the injured Free member there.Someone knocks on the door, and walks in without hesitation- it's Mike."Hey, Azure." He says. "Can I have a moment to talk?""Very well." You say, and spring onto his shoulder. He flinches, but walks out into the hall. "Why is that?""We've been discussing you quite a bit. Abel, I, and Isha between sessions in the 'pod." He says. "We'd normally wait to do this when Isha's out of the tube, but right now Kate is distracting the current leaders of the Free. So we're doing it now.">Continued!
>>45598493The conference room is as large as always, but sitting there is merely Tandi, Abel, and now you and Mike."What is going on?" You ask, peering at the three of them. Your mother looks nervous. Mike looks determined... and Abel just looks relaxed."We're considering the idea of telling the Free about you." Abel says. "We've been discussing a merger between our two groups, and making a real push for the city. But, well, how we're going to do it is up to you.""Up to me?" You ask."Isha overheard you guys discussing making your own city-state somewhere, using Old World technology." Abel says. "... And as much as I love this city, and as much as I've worked to save it from its rulers, I can't say it's a bad idea.""But that's not the only idea these numbnuts had." Tandi calls out, rolling her eyes. "Another idea is to give you a promotion. Make you a fourth vote for the Initiative. Give you a real choice in where things are going.""Basically what she said." Abel gives a pointed look to Tandi. "It's just... The initiative had been falling apart, before you arrived. And the Free were losing, without enough men or firepower to win the way they were trying. But now that you're here, we've been... well, not quite winning, but succeeding. If we make a push, claim the citadel- the Acropolis, then we can take control. Reorganize the city. Help people. And for that, we need your brain in a leadership position."Mike doesn't say anything, his arms simply crossed.>?
>>45598648[Note, this isn't formatted to be copy pasted or even directly made into a comment, but can be reworded easily enough if people agree with it]As much as we're a fan of giving ourselfs more power and weight, this toes a dangerous line, because you have to remember, we are not and never will be human, and as such cannot represent anyones interests but our own in any effective manner. By putting us on there leadership board they'd be weakening the image of the people representing the people, and also run the risk of eventually having a skynet-esque takeover of everything. From a philisophical standpoint I'm not sure how I feel about this.Good to see you exabyte
>>45598648Striking out on our own seems like the safest and best way to conserve life. If we make a push for the Acropolis, and it fails, we will be so much worse off than before Azure woke up, not to mention all that sweet tech we stole from the city, and recovered from the OP lab would likely fall back into angry sisters' hands. Not to mention that the city is filled with quite a few unknown factors.Promotion might be nice but I don't see the need for it right now and some people might not react well to an AI in a leader position.
>>45598648Are you really sure it can be done though? At least as we are now, we are outclassed in both manpower and firepower. To take the city we would need both in larger quantities than we have now. Do you think we can recruit and steal enough to keep up with them? It may be better in the long run to build up an outside power and overwhelm them rather than try to take over from the inside
>>45598770Also as the only anon currently posting, I'm going to wait for more imput, especially since I'm playing what is almost certainly the least popular opinion possible.
>>45598803Aaand then suddenly two more people post, now we're up to three anons.
>>45598648well the idea of starting a new city was more or less having a backup place to run should things here turn bad. Unless we start somewhere with something already built or has lots of supplies for us to use it will take a lot of time and a lot of resources so if we do go the city route we'd need to find a suitable location first.As for being promoted and retaking the city... well for the first thing I wouldn't really mind being one of you but I was lead to believe that my greatest strength was no one outside of our resistants knowing about me. I'm sure my existence will be reveled some day but I feel lit's probably better to keep my identity hidden for as long as we can so the city can't counter me as easily. For the second thing, I am already helping as much as I can so I will continue to help aid you in whatever way I can.
Time passes.You think.Finally, you adjust your repaired leg again, settling yourself on Mike's shoulder."I do not believe it wise to join the Initiative's leadership board." You say. "I am not and will never be human. As such, I cannot represent anyone's interests but my own.""I see." Abel says. "Well reasoned.""Though I'm not certain that making a push for the Acropolis is a good decision either. Not without building up a stronger outside power and overwhelming them.""That's where I agree." Mike says. "No point in attacking when we're not ready yet.""So, building a new city-state." Abel says. "I'm still not sure how wise of an idea it is to spend resources on it... But it's better than hiding out here for the rest of our lives. How were the three of you planning on doing it? Taking an old abandoned city from the Shattering? Or, I don't know, finding somewhere in the wastes to plant a flag down?""We never got that far in planning." Tandi says, frowning. "... But I kind of had an idea. One that might be useful for everyone.""What kind of idea?""We take apart the Aurora and our old supercomputer." Tandi says. "Entirely. Then splice them together to turn it into a workshop shell for Azure. Right now, she's just been using my Dahlbot to build things, which is pretty terrible. This new production shell should be able to work and design things a lot faster...""What does this have to do with the plan of building a new base?" Mike asks."We could take apart the biomedical lab entirely with it." Tandi says. "All of the computer supplies, the generators, even the solar arrays once we unbury them. The place had a lot of tech. That's more than enough of a starter kit.""Why not use it where it is?""It's got an unstable computer operating its systems, and it's covered in a bioweapon." Tandi says. "We haven't figured out a cure yet. We can disinfect large portions of it, but it's just going to keep growing over unless we stop it.">?
>>45599208It's a good idea but it may prove hard to hide
>>45599208so in short go back gut the place, then create a mobile lab out in the waste until we can find somewhere to put down roots?Well even if we can get everything set up without any problems, if the city catches on to what we're doing they'll probably come after us in force, plus raiders in the waste will probably hound us to try and rob us, and if other cities find out there is a lab with old world tech on wheels out there they might come after us themselves. What do you have planned to stop any of those?
"That may be very hard to hide." You say. "If the city catches onto what we're doing, they'll probably come after us in force. Not to mention that raiders in the waste will probably hound us.""The city won't be a problem. They never actually look past their borders, most of the time." Tandi says. "And as for the raiders... We stole an entire shipment of mobile armor, didn't we? No raider group's going to attack when we've got a group in mobile armor guarding the place."Abel nods. "When we do the merger, we might have enough extra hands around to send half a dozen suits to our new location. That should be enough to stop any raiders.""What if the other cities find out? They might come after us themselves." You ask.At that, Mike's eyes light up- and he grins a cruel grin."Then we tell them we're affiliated with the city of Arcturus." He says. "It's one of the biggest cities in the world, so of course they won't want to pick a fight.""Not to mention that it's pretty unlikely. Not many people have the tech to move across the country like our Lifter can. Even if they send out a few scouts, they probably won't stumble across us. Not if we set up shop in the wastes somewhere.">?
>>45599391hm, well you all seem to think this will work, how long do you think it would take to set up?
>>45599391What kind of time table are we looking at here?Seems very promising so far.
"How long do you estimate this may take?""Anywhere between weeks and months." Tandi says. "And that's if we work hard at it.""... Do you two think this is a possibility?" Abel asks."I know it is." Tandi says. "Cassiopeia and Arcturus and Sirius were all built somehow, right? And we've got an AI.""Ya know, maybe we could do it faster if we take after skynet's plan." Mike butts in."What, kill all of humanity?""No. Build drones." He says. "Have them start working on things. That way it isn't all Azure working. Kinda like Futurecraft.""Maybe. But we'd need a way to make supplies." Tandi says. "You really think we can mine everything?"The conversation begins to wander, as Tandi and Mike begin discussing how to get started from nothing.>?
>>45599756so this mobile lab, where would we build it? inside of the city or out in the waste?As for supplies where could we look to get more?
>>45599756Old buildings contain a lot of metal, it might not be much but it's a start. We should probably build the mobile lab outside of the city, with suits guarding it while we work, if we can acquire salvage from raisers dumb enough to try and make a go at us, all the better.Should still pick a more defensible location if we can.
Good thing we aren't going for the citadel, after we hijacked those power armors they are bound to be on high alert.
>>45599756"*gasp* My own peons, you're too kind."
"So, this mobile lab, where would we build it?" you ask. "Inside the city, or out in the waste? Perhaps in the ruins of another city?""In the ruins of a city, I think." Tandi says. "There's no doubt we'll find enough supplies we need.""Old buildings contain quite a lot of metal." You say. "It may not be much, but it's a start.""Yeah." Tandi says. "Blasted cars, old buildings, everything. We might need some clever way to refine it all...""Perhaps that nanotechnology you're so happy about might work to refine it." Abel speaks up- the first thing he's said so far on the topic. "If it can selectively remove an infection from human tissue, then it can refine ruins into raw materials."Tandi's eyes widen, and she begins to grin-"But first we need to decide how exactly we're going to explain this." Abel says. "And explain Azure to the Free.""Explain who?" Someone asks. Standing in the doorway to the conference room, next to Kate looking apologetic, is a tall, blonde female- with tightly curled hair and a stern expression."Elizabeth." Abel says, hiding his surprise. He sighs, and seems to come to a decision. "Azure, can you introduce yourself to the illustrious leader of the Free?">?
>>45600255"That was one question. I am Azure. I am only a couple (weeks/months?) old and I like ice cream. I think."
>>45600255>Azure, can you introduce yourself to the illustrious leader of the Free?wave and say hello
>>45600255Remember, people freak out at giant spiders, jump down on the table, well out of her reach and begin introduction."Hello, my name is Azure, I am in fact not a remote controlled robot. Pleased to meet you."
"That was one question." You say. "Yes I can."At that, you spring from Mike's shoulder, and turn carefully around to face the woman."I am Azure. I am in fact not a remote-controlled robot. I am only a couple months old, and I like ice cream, I think. Pleased to meet you."The woman stares evenly at you."You think?" she asks."I have never tasted ice cream. I like it regardless.""... Very well." She says."Azure is a fully sentient artificial intelligence." Tandi says. "And very capable. She can control nearly any machine she has physical access to. And some that she has only digital access to.""Impressive." The woman says. She bends at the waist to examine you, arms folded behind her back. "And this is your creation?""Of a sort." Tandi says. "But don't be rude. Azure is as much of a person as you and I. She's the first to say she's not human, but she is a person regardless."Elizabeth's lips quirk. "If you say so. After Kristoph's insanity, I'm not a skeptic when it comes to high technology."Then she raises an eyebrow. "Speaking of Kristoph, were you the security bot that he noticed wandering in places it should not be?">?
>>45600547that was one question, and yes
>>45600547Maybe, was he the one playing peekaboo in a warehouse before he blew it up?
>>45600547>wandering in places it should not be?humans in glass houses shouldn't initiate force
>>45600547Oh boy, rhetorical questions!"Was he the odd person covering his face while crab-walking away from me in that warehouse?" If necessary: "... That was a yes"
"In places it should not be?" You ask. "Humans in glass houses should not initiate force."Tandi snorts, and you continue."Was he the odd person covering his face while crab-walking away from me in that warehouse before he blew it up?""Yes, he was." She responds."... Then yes, it was me." You respond."Then that's one less thing we have to worry about." She says. "It's pleasant to meet you, Azure."Then she turns to Abel. "And why did you feel the need to send one of your rebels to distract me so you could call a meeting, hm?""Frankly," Abel says. "I'm being polite giving you free choice over where you go in our base. If we want to keep secrets, that's our own prerogative. The alternative was to lock you in a room so we can get our discussion done, and that would have simply engendered more distrust.""... Right." she says."Tandi, Azure. The two of you have free reign over the machines in the workshop, including the Aurora and the Lifter. Feel free to do what we've discussed." Abel says in what is clearly a dismissal. "Mike will send you a list of soldiers later. I don't have any jobs for you two right now, so feel free to use your own time.""Alright." Tandi says, perking up. She grins at you. "Wanna help me design a refinery, Azure?">?
>>45600961Yes, we will make the best refinery ever, for our glorious drone army.Hahaha, time to do computer!
>>45600961Operation minion army begins
>>45600961>Wanna help me design a refinery, Azure?Haven't built one of those yet, it should be fun.
>>45600961Time to gently enter the supercomputer. We gon get that sweet sweet computational power.
"I haven't built one of those yet." You say. "It should be fun!"The two of you quickly make your way up to the prototype multi-stream computer core, past the guard who'd been stationed there when the Free arrived, and you quickly pop yourself into the Throne. Your mind stretches across the system, and your mind begins to crackle, free and loose again. Your perception of time grows ever slower as your thought speeds up."Right." Tandi says. She pulls out a large, hefty data cell from inside a cabinet, and begins hooking it up. The cell begins to whirr, lasers blasting the crystal from all directions."Is that the cell from the lab?" You ask."It is." Tandi says. "I'd been going through it in the past few days since we returned, so I know it's clean, but there's a specific set of files we need."The data loads up in your mind, and you've already processed them. The system here is actually more powerful than the one in the Lab. Perhaps the lab computer would be more powerful, if the brains were properly corralled and controlled, but they were not.While one mind-stream begins considers that, you're already loading the datacell into your active memory."What were you thinking of?" You ask."Grab the medical cryopod files." She says. "Let's consider making a refinery that uses that. Grinds up the materials we put in, then the nanos isolate particular resources, and extrudes them out.""That would be much too small in scale." You say. "We would only be able to process a human-sized chunk of material at a time.""Right." She says. "That's why we need a bigger, industrial-scale barrel for it." She says. "Which means better scanners, and maybe an internal scanner system. Let's get to work.">Roll me some 1d100s!
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>45601330For the Nano-Forge! An engineer's wet dream!
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>>45601384Mediocre, but not bad!
Sitting, simulated, in an empty room, a huge machine begins rumbling. One end takes in random assortments of twisted wreckage, and the other end deposits silicate storage cells filled with unworked material. It has an extremely intense power draw when active- twice as much as the Lifter in full operation and carrying a full load- and half that when not operating at all, but it seems that the two of you, in a matter of hours, have finished the design. It looks to be a rather extensive build."I have an idea." You say, when one of your mind-streams gets a bout of inspiration."What is it?" Tandi asks, pulling herself away from the whiteboard. It's covered in her scrawl, complete with arrows pointing to components and dotted lines to reveal moving parts."Perhaps, instead of simply refining it into resources, why not... produce objects?"Tandi considers it, and then frowns. "Perhaps. It sounds possible, but the problem is that the nanobots can't quite survive outside of their plasma. If the object is too dense, you wouldn't be able to construct anything from the inside."Then she grins. "Wait! Perhaps if we made a few additional chambers, smaller scale ones, we could construct each part individually, and then assemble the final product...">Fabrication Mastery: 65%Hours later, Tandi's completely flooded the whiteboard with ink (and part of the wall, too) and she's snoozing at a chair, face down on the table next to you. The simulated system in your mind is churning, an extensive system of dozens of smaller nanoforges producing component parts and assembling them on the spot...The only problem is that you don't have nearly the resources you'd need to build the entire facility. The nanorefinery is possible, barely, provided you take apart two or three medical cryopods, but the facility is just out of scope. But now you have free time. You could work on your own designs, or you could spend some personal time in the base, now that you've been 'outed'.>?
>>45601728We could design some cheap "drones" to gather the materials for the facility and also to scout?
>>45601728Build the bare-bones and have it expand itself?
>>45601728we could work on getting our leg to stop sticking, maybe fix our eye bot as well since I still think that's damaged.
>>45601728>>45601769Second for scout units capable of scavenging resources. If we end up setting up base in a dense old world ruin it'll just be a question of consuming and expanding.
>>45601851>>45602015Speaking of our eye bot, why don't we use some of those but with hacksaws attached and things for the gathering of materials.They wouldn't need to bring back much each just work like ants do, many little things working together to do stuff far better than the alternative.
First, you slap together a simple drone design. You take some inspiration from various videogames, and create a triangular 'saucer' shape, held aloft by large AG drives- enough that they can, in a group or singularly, carry most pieces of wreckage. You throw on an optical slicer, and they can cut things apart for reclamation. You originally went with a simple steel saw, but those wear down. You'll have to throw a bunch of extra power generation onto the drones regardless, due to their overpowered anti-gravity, so you may as well make use of it.You simulate them for a time, and figure out the basic firmware for such a machine. It's about the weight of a security bot, maybe a bit larger, but comes with so much extra AG power that a dozen can lift the average schoolbus.Once the firmware is written, you write a much more complicated system- taking obvious inspiration of Arcturus' own Security Net, you design your own Azure Net- in which the drones constantly report to command, and recieve orders in return. You might need to baby the 'Command' system once in operation for a few cycles, but you reason that it's enough work for today.You extract yourself from the Throne, ignoring the icy shock of being, well, stupider, and skitter out of the room.In the workshop, you find Kate disassembling a computer from the wreck room."Greetings." You say, slipping yourself into the Dahlbot's Throne."Hey, Azure." Kate says. She's trying to hold a screwdriver still in her cybernetic arm, but she seems like she doesn't have much finesse over it yet. She keeps 'overshooting' her aim. "What's going on? What was that plan Abel was talking about? Or, uh, is that classified?">?
>>45602204"Nanobots, that is all"
>>45602204Fill her in.
>>45602204>"We are creating a city. This, apparently, include making a robot hive, with I, Azure, as the Queen!" Long live the Queen and all that.
"We are creating a city." You say, as you gently begin to repair your Security Bot. "This, apparently, includes making a robot hive, with I, Azure, as the Queen!"Kate's eyes widen. "Really?! Can I be a princess?""That is one question! Certainly!" You respond.Apparently you'd somehow distorted the AG-drive, enough that it burned out immediately. Which is rather strange- you'd actually moved another object directly to the side, as opposed to the normal 'away or toward' mechanism that most drives functioned on. Theoretically, a 'lateral' AG was possible, but nobody quite knew how to create one.Perhaps you could recreate the event, somehow...By the time you're done repairing the security bot, and adjusting the hinge in your shell's leg so it no longer stuck, Kate is still struggling with her new arm."What is wrong?" You ask."It's my arm." She says. "I'm just still not used to using it. Dave says that it took him a year to learn how to walk, maybe more, and I'm apparently already doing a lot better than he did with his cybernetics. It's still just a bit frustrating."Then she sighs."But hey, I can apparently tear through armor plating with my bare hand." She says. "At least there's that.">?
>>45602595I suppose we could spend more time optimizing it, but I'm unsure how much help that would actually do.
>>45602595I'd rather we focus on lateral AG first then help her
>>45602595I could try to optimize it further, but I can't be sure it would help. The other alternative is to practice with it a lot.
>>45602595We can do both, plug into her arm and assume direct control.
>>45602765Meant to reply to >>45602712
>>45602595>>45602712If lateral AG is something that hasn't been invented yet, I suggest we attempt to recreate what we did in a controlled environment first.Kate's having issues with her arms, but she does have her arm. Us improving the firmware will probably have diminishing returns the more we do it, so it's honestly less important than what could be a revolutionary advance in AG tech.
"I could spend more time optimizing it, but I can't be sure it would help." You say. You're not even sure if you want to. Being in a human nervous system is... strange. "The other alternative is to practice with it a lot.""I see." She says, sighing.You delve into the scrap of various security bots and other small devices found and looted from the city, and begin pulling them apart with the Dahlbot. The old, creaky machine does its work well, and you find yourself with multiple sets of small AG drives an a minor sensor suite. You don't spend long connecting the sensors to your Throne, and you begin your work."What are you doing?" Kate asks.You're holding an AG drive against the table, facing it, and trying to orient it in just the right way..."I am attempting to use this drive to control an object laterally." You say.Kate frowns. "Isn't that supposed to be impossible?""Yes, it is." You say- and then you pour yourself into the Drive.>Roll me 1d100!
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Sitting in front of you, the AG-drive's primary charge coil begins to contort. Your sensors detect it and the sudden abberant gravity field for a fraction of a second. The small cork you'd been using as a 'subject' lifts a few inches, and then the drive combusts. It blackens, charring immediately from the electrical charge, and sending smoke into the room. Kate begins to cough, eyes watering, and she covers her face with her eyes."Smells like Ozone." She says, wiping at her face. "Ugh. What did you do?""The charge coil distorts whenever I do this." You say. The primary coil is the most important part of the machine, and it needs to be exceedingly perfectly shaped- more perfect the larger the coil (and thus, the drive) is.You spend a few moments trying to figure it out- and then a lot longer after plugging into the Aurora, and its much larger computer system. It's no supercomputer, but you can go over the data with the Aurora's onboard systems.After a while, you figure out what's causing the distortion- using the drive laterally like that causes a massive graviton distortion around the drive itself- specifically, around the coil. You're not sure how to prevent it- trying to wrap something rigid around the coil to hold it in place will just make the coil shatter, instead of distorting it...For now, you suppose you'll just have to use it only in emergencies.When you clamber back out of the Aurora again, you find a familiar young man looking up at the Aurora- he's the one from the warehouse, and from the Acropolis. Kristoph, complete with heavy augmentations in his upper torso- according to your EM sensors, at least. You can't visibly see any difference."So you guys stole this thing?" Kristoph asks. "Pretty metal.""Yes, we did." Kate says."I never knew that you guys actually did stuff." Kristoph says, leering at Katelyn's chest. "I thought you were just, uh, trying to inform the people and stuff. Hold rallies. You know, all that flowery shit.">?
>>45603418considering what we saw of you was blowing stuff up and getting your ass kicked, maybe we should delegate the flowery stuff to you in future.
>>45603418"The aim was a more moderate path with only infrequent direct action to prevent innocents being harmed."
>>45603418Stealth and subtlety keep people alive. If we blew up everything we'd be dead faster than you could compute the hundredth digit of pi.
"Considering what I saw of you was blowing stuff up and getting your ass kicked, perhaps I should delegate the flowery stuff to you in the future.""Hey!" He snaps, head twisting over to you.His eyes gloss right past you, and he tilts to try and look behind the Aurora."Where you hiding?" He asks."More seriously, stealth and subtlety keep people alive." You say. "If we blew up everything we'd be dead faster than you could compute the hundredth digit of pi.""... Even if we all lived an extra hundred years we'd probably be dead before that." He says, and shrugs. "I got no clue how to do any of that."You clamber up and out of the Aurora, and he blinks."What." He says."I am Azure." You say.His eyebrows meet, and he brushes his lanky hair out of his face with a hand."Hi, little guy." He says. "Girl." Kate responds."Little girl, yeah. Zuri or something, right?" He says. "I probably looked like a doof when you came by and I hid my face.""Somewhat." You respond."That was for a good reason, you know." He says. "According to Liz, those bots look for faces to figure out where people are. If I hide my face, they don't know I'm there. They're kinda dumb.">?
>>45603837Not everyone can be as smart as an AI. Although I would not count on that working on the more sophisticated models.
>>45603837"I know, that's why I ignored you. If you hadn't done that I likely would have outed you to preserve my cover."
>>45603837"Limits of their software, interesting, i will remember to solve this for my own designs based off them."
>>45603837make the speaking 'you have the smart but keep with the explosins and the gurad makes heavy. you maybe make different with the face for less sight if the keeping. maybe you not with lucky next event.'
>>45603837Have you considered masks? Balaclavas?
>>45604028Heck even disruptive face paint can fool modern facial recognition programs.
"I know. That is why I ignored you. If I hadn't done that, I likely would have outed you in order to preserve my cover.""If you hadn't ignored me, I would've had to shoot you." He shrugs. "Good for both of us, innit?""Yes, it is." You say. "However, I would not count on that working on the more sophisticated models.""Yeah, after the bombing, Arc's been upgrading everything. Making all kindsa cool shit, looting that one lab with all of the crazy robots. They've been sending some heavy hardware in there.""Lab?" Kate asks, frowning."Yeah. They found a lab half a year ago." He says. "Full of crazy-ass robots that keep killing everyone they send in there. Arc smashes a bunch of bots, takes them home. One time we took their shipment. Gabe found a buncha high tech shit, and we were still trying to get most of it to work. Til the base blew up, I mean.""Do you know exactly where the lab is?" You ask."Nope." Kristoph says, shrugging. "I'm sure Liz does, though. Maybe you could ask her?"Maybe indeed.With technology from one lab, you're already advancing enough to build your own city-state and recover an entire set of ruins.With Tandi's home, and now this new lab... Perhaps you can get even more. Enough to protect everyone.>End of Session!>My twitter is @FutureExabyte and that's where I'll give you guys information on when I'll be starting threads there.>And I also hang out in the IRC channel #Exabyte on the Rizon server. Feel free to come by and babble about things.>I'll hang out for a while to answer questions, give you guys character or tech information, maybe talk about the feasibility of various gadgets or drones or whatever.
>>45604267thanks for running
>>45604267>I'll hang out for a while to answer questionsWhy does no one ever have questions for you?
>>45604395I like to think that it's because I'm extraordinary at describing the world that the quest takes place in, and thus everybody's questions are preemptively answered!I strongly doubt that's the actual reason, but a guy can hope.
>>45604443What other city states do we have personal knowledge of? What is known of the others.
>>45604569Other than Arcturus, you've only heard of a handful. Cassiopeia is another 'large' city, larger and more powerful than Arcturus. Their strength is that the city's surrounding environment was mostly untouched by the Shattering, meaning that instead of wastes, they have plains and grasslands. Thus, they have enough food for basically everyone, including junktowns. Nobody wants to mess with Cassiopeia.Sirius is another city you've heard a little bit about. It's a minor one, near Arcturus, and it's barely more than a junktown.(Junktowns are roughly defined as civilizations where the people there just rely on already-existing technology and resources, as opposed to producing their own or having the infrastructure to produce their own.)
>>45604648I have make better the englishes, no? I have the exites for further story with exabyte.
>>45604775Yes!Your englishes much good. Very smrat. Welcomes to quest.<3
>>45604818Yes. I have not made the story for long times. which is the numbers for the differants you make? I did not make sight beyond the aliens with the robot people and the princess with the bear.
I think it would have been a better idea to leave designing th drone to the players.Obviously such things don't take much time in-game, but people latch onto things they can come up with ideas for.I'm not saying it's horrible and you should redo anything, just giving a suggestion.>>45605011You've been away for a while, comrade. We are playing a machine, now.
>>45605050>I think it would have been a better idea to leave designing th drone to the players.>Obviously such things don't take much time in-game, but people latch onto things they can come up with ideas for.I gave people the opportunity to come up with anything in particular, or whatever features they wished.Most people mentioned was a bunch of small scout drones with the ability to lift objects, and sometimes cut them apart. So that's what Azure ended up designing. I just ended up 'filling in the blanks,' so to speak.Though the drones aren't anywhere near production, so there's always time for players to come up with new designs or changes.
>>45605050I am liking the storys of the exabyte. I make seeing of old so I do not blind. I am agreeing with the ideas. Making the things is good.
>>45605132Fair enough. I guess I glossed over that due to my sleepiness.>>45605145This is new story.Read here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Azure+quest
I have make readings for knowledge. I have enjoys. I make think Exobyte is not common. He found the women? I am reading princess girl and he is making news story with the day. I make sight to the other place, he make story with the weeks.