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    381 KB Destroyer Quest Redux III Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)18:11 No.12614432  
    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/12569815/
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    Last time on destroyer quest: You staged a "rebel" assassination plot against Harridan's government, only to find that an assassin droid impersonating Vizier Quane was planning its own attack at the same time. You stopped the assassin, but deliberately triggered a living trihexalon bomb that lead to the death of almost everyone else present. Madine, Toth, Veers, and most of their people survived thanks to you. The other guests and staff were not so lucky.

    Since the reception dinner was a major press event, raw footage of the attack was piped directly to the planet's media channels. You are concerned about how the public will view the convenient exit of Madine and Toth's people shortly before the attack, and as expected, some conspiracy theorists are already claiming this was a blatant Dantus/Sabaoth/Prefsbelt coup against the local government. Most of the press and the public, however, are frightened and outraged by what appeared to be a rebel terrorist attack.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)18:13 No.12614450
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    Faced with a terrifying chemical weapon, the local security forces fled into the night. In fact, Holonet activity points to the major corporations recalling their security staff home to protect their own holdings. The centralized Harridan Security Directorate has more or less ceased to exist without having fought a single battle.

    You have been decontaminated by specialists sent from the Resolute. It doesn't appear that anyone else will be showing up at the Diamond Palace reception grounds anytime soon. The trihexalon bomb slaves not struck by blaster fire have also succumbed to the additional toxin, but unlike the liquefied remains of everyone else, their bodies are still largely intact.

    Major Madine's people, dressed in NBC gear, are scouring the grounds for other threats. The real Vizier Quane is still missing.

    Questions before we start?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:16 No.12614481
    After Lurking since the start of the failed quest, I feel this time I'll join in. Also, first time for me posting on /tg/, so be gentle.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:17 No.12614485
    Alright, let's first make sure that we've been properly decontaminated.
    Have Vosk sweep through the Vizier's quarters on the ship, and Madine search his accomadations on Harridan; we need to find when and where the Vizier was killed.

    Also, make sure that all flights stay grounded, and that no weapons systems are activated, until a full search of the Resolute is complete to see if the infiltrator planted any bombs on the ship.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)18:17 No.12614488
    welcome to the game.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:21 No.12614540
    Check in with Commander Vosk as to the progress of the search of the Resolute for the infiltrator and for any surprises they may have planted.
    Have some droids and engineers go over security camera footage concerning the movements of the infiltrator when they came aboard, as well as having the Chief Medical Officer go back through the medical scan that was done on the infiltrator.

    Ask Toth if his people all check out, since they might have been infiltrated as well.

    Let's also do a quick social call (via radio) to General Veers to make sure he's okay; one Imperial to another.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:22 No.12614546
    Have we looked into getting our visual sensors an upgrade to allow them to see through holograms?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:22 No.12614549
    did you make a thread on the forum?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)18:26 No.12614590
    This is something that came up on the activeboard. You have a medium sized weapon slot in your left arm holding a flamethrower, and a small one in your right holding a small blaster. If you wanted, you could leave your arms with ship engineers for a day to let them refit those weapons with something else of comparable size.

    Do keep in mind that starship captains are not expected to lead ground assaults from the front. You're already better armed than most of your flesh and blood counterparts.

    The Vizier's quarters aboard the ship are clean. Major Madine found something at the Vizier's groundside accommodations which I'll get to in a minute if people don't have any other questions.

    The crew are scouring the ship for any signs of sabotage. They've found what appears to be an inactive tracking beacon hidden in the hangar so far.

    The shuttle you took down to the planet has been cleared by Madine's people.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:29 No.12614623
    We have large amounts of credits now available from Fleet Command, correct?
    Can we ask Madine if he feels comfortable leading an investigative intel op to gather information, or if we should contact Fleet Intelligence to get an operative specialized in this field.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:32 No.12614661


    >The trihexalon bomb slaves not struck by blaster fire have also succumbed to the additional toxin, but unlike the liquefied remains of everyone else, their bodies are still largely intact.

    Can I suggest that we make sure that we get these bodies into our custody? Last thing we need is for them to disappear or something
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:35 No.12614690
    I second securing the bodies.
    I'm not sure if we can find a forensic pathologist willing to work with bodies contaminated with a biocidal chemical warfare agent, but we've got money and military-grade NBC gear.
    We can always get a medical droid to do it, as well.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)18:36 No.12614699
    The Prefsbelt Star Destroyer responds with a rather impersonal message stating General Veers is being treated for his injuries and is expected to eventually make a full recovery. They're no doubt busy taking stock of the unfolding situation on the planet.

    The chief medical officer has gone over flight officer Corley's scans after she returned from the freighters. They match, down to the surgical scars. The doctor recalls that "Corley" was anxious to return to duty and refused to change out of her flight suit, but submitted to a full body scan which she usually hated.

    Security footage shows Corley visited Senn briefly in the infirmary, then went to the hangar to do some work on her gunboat before taking a shuttle to the surface. Flight records showed she was cleared for departure, but they were obviously faked in retrospect.

    Aside from that single minor intrusion, your staff have not detected any other alterations to the Resolute's computer systems.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:40 No.12614747
    Have Senn checked out to make sure she's not a droid with a hologram projector or a shapeshifter. Take a blood sample if we have to.

    Also, ask Madine if he thinks he'd be able to lead an intel gathering op on the planet, or if we should send for a specialist.

    Let's get in touch with whoever's handling the investigation from Harridan's side, if there still is one, and get in touch with whatever government still remains.
    Offer our expertise in decontaminating the palace.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:44 No.12614781
    As part of our greater deception, and to get Harridan to join up with Dantus, how does everyone feel about publically denouncing the assassination as a cowardly Rebel terrorist attack, and that Harridan has the support of Dantus in tracking down these fiends and bringing them to justice.
    From what we've gathered, it seems that the Rebels really may have had something to do with the attack or the assassination.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:45 No.12614803
    we were planing to blame them in the first place!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)18:47 No.12614833
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    The media feeds covering the reception grounds have been shut off but are still operational, and there are still a few second tier journalists aboard your ship who are suddenly seeing themselves in the center of headline making glory. If you wish to make a media statement some time you have the means to do so.

    The medical staff are taking blood samples from everyone onboard the Resolute. Senn and the rest of the senior staff are definitely human.

    Major Madine feels he's up to the task. How much autonomy and time you give him will be up to you.

    You've reached Alexander Vimius from the Ministry of Communications. His people are trying to shut down most of the commercial communications networks to halt mass hysteria stemming from the attack. The news has already gotten out, however, so it probably won't do much but add to the general paranoia. He accepts your generous offer.

    Vimius sounds reasonably calm, but the people in his officer are shouting like the sky's on fire. They have their hands full tonight.

    Moving on to the Vizier's quarters...
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:48 No.12614840
    I know! That's why it blows my mind that they might have actually been the culprits in the first place.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:50 No.12614857

    Not to tell the guy how to do his job, but a communications blackout isn't what's needed, a message is. I think we should get the most hologenic officer on our ship to do an announcement of what we want the planet to hear from us. Don't do it ourselves, because we are still a droid after all.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:50 No.12614865
    those motherfuckers think that they can assassinate better then us!?!
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:52 No.12614892

    Given how our own assassination plan was entirely superfluous once theirs kicked off, I'd say they do have the advantage on us right now.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)18:54 No.12614903
    Indeed. Your heroic actions in taking down the assassination droids is the only thing that's stopping the anti-rebel panic from turning into an anti-droid riot.

    Vizier Quane's staff has several very photogenic media specialists who will be able to make a statement as soon as their near death jitters calm down. The Ministry of Communications is trying to do this as well. They want to halt the wild speculations flying around the holonet long enough to craft an official statement that should hopefully calm some of the panic.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:54 No.12614906
    Then we will have to out-assassinate them. Sooner or later, we need to kill Mon Mothma or Akbar, assuming either of them are still alive.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:58 No.12614936
    So we should go ahead with the message from >>12614781
    You have a point about getting a hologenic officer to give the speech. But I contend that Farlander's droid visage, vowing that he will track down these criminal scum and bring them to justice with all the tenacity and unflagging dedication of a droid, can be just as good.

    As for Madine, I would give him full freedom to do what he needs, and the financial resources that Admiral Flint gave us.
    He just needs to keep us up to date, and it may help for him to go undercover.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)18:58 No.12614939

    We need to find out what happened to the real Vizier Quane, and when.

    The implications are huge here.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:02 No.12614988

    Given what Darth said about anti-droid feeling, I think my officer call is probably better.

    Good point about sending Madine sleuthing, though. We get him to play our Paul Drake while we plead the Imperial case to a newly receptive planet.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:03 No.12614995
    Major Madine has found the Vizier's eviscerated corpse in his room's not so mini mini-bar. There are no signs of intrusion or tampering with the suite's security system. The droid must not have wanted to triggering any sensors that could detect a weapon discharge.

    Madine is question the guards who stood at the Vizier's door. Apparently he was visited by a hotel staffer shortly before the reception. The guards don't know what happened to the staffer since the Vizier left his room shortly afterwards and took them with him to the reception.

    Your people are searching for the hallway security footage right now.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:04 No.12614999
    As I and another anon have suggested, let's have the Vizier's media people talk with their Harridan counterparts to come up with a joint press release.
    Ask them whether we should give the press release ourselves (to project the image of implacable justice against the Rebels) or a more hologenic officer should be selected.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:07 No.12615024
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    great the killer is still on the ship then.. we have a spy around here!
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:07 No.12615030
    I find it interesting that this quest has gone from "Plotting galactic conquest as an Imperial droid captain" to "CSI: Outer Rim" with a bit of "Dexter".
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:10 No.12615056

    Oh Lord... Throw those shithead guards in the brig, and consider executing them for getting an Imperial diplomat killed. You NEVER leave your principal alone with some random.

    We'll see what the security footage tells us, but I can see one of three things.

    1) The hotel staffer is the impostor that was aboard our ship, who made it down to the ground.

    2) The hotel staffer is in league with said impostor, who is still aboard our ship

    3) The hotel staffer represents another plot altogether.

    3 seems fairly unlikely, but figuring out whether 1 or 2 is the case is critical, as is locating the ship board impostor if 2 is the case.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:13 No.12615077

    Possibly, but not necessarily >>12615056

    If there was only one impostor, they killed our pilot, impersonated her, got down to the ground, impersonated a staffer, killed Quane, left his body there, went to the meeting as him, and they're accounted for.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:13 No.12615084
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    Madine's people have found the corridor footage. They're transmitting you a wireless copy.

    The footage shows a young male gungan facility staffer approaching Quane's room, asking if there was anything else the Vizier needed.

    Quane clears the Gungan with his security detail. His sexual excitement is obvious to your enhanced hearing. This raises disturbing implications. Not so much Quane's sexual predilection for certain types of young male aliens. Fleet command had discreetly briefed you on this already. Covering for senior politicians when needed is just another part of your job.

    Quane was only on the planet for 12 hours, and was not so indiscreet as to try and sate his own desires before the diplomatic conference even started. It's highly unlikely the assassin droid found out about Quane's weakness for Gungans while it was planetside.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:17 No.12615112
    Reviewing the rest of the footage shows the gungan never left the Vizier's room. You're confident whatever went in there came out as the Vizier a few minutes later, just long enough for it to stuff the real Vizier's body somewhere discrete.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:18 No.12615124
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    Far more information than we ever needed.

    Not being a droid, I'm going to have to take a moment to recover from that news before figuring out the implications.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:21 No.12615145
    >Quane clears the Gungan with his security detail. His sexual excitement is obvious to your enhanced hearing. This raises disturbing implications.

    Yes. Yes it does.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:22 No.12615161

    I think we really need to find out if this is a leak if this is a Rebel operation, or find out what our leaders are up to.

    I'm still not sure either way if this is our own blackop or rebel action. I guess we have to wait for Madine to come up with something
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:25 No.12615189
    are you keeping all the droid and bomb slave evidence as suggested earlier, or do you want to send some to what remains of the local authorities?

    Also, orbital footage and holonet transmissions intercepted by the Resolute shows many of the local corporation are taking this attack as an excuse to clean house and do away with internal rivals. Close to a dozen small armed conflicts at corporate compounds have already broken out in the last hour, and that's just the ones you know. You might want to make a media statement soon. Or you could let local events run their course.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:30 No.12615253
    They would rather have done their jobs to the best of their ability, but the Vizier gave explicit orders to not be disturbed.

    Still, an important man is dead. You're well within your right to punish the guards for failing their duty.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:31 No.12615262
    I think we're going to keep the bodies to ourselves, simply because we're the only ones qualified to deal with chemical weapons.
    Harridan authorities are welcome to examine them, of course, but they will be watched by no less than 12 droids and 2 stormtroopers in NBC gear and a medical officer from the Resolute.

    As for the press statement, perhaps a very short one from us saying that the Resolute is aiding the Harridan authorities with NBC equipment and trained personnel, and that we will both work to find the terrorists that did this.
    Our media specialists can put together a longer and better one for release later.
    But first we need to project a sense of calm and that things will be put under control.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:31 No.12615269

    Staters gonna state.

    We need to get speechifying.

    The question is what we get our fresh-faced crew (these idiots on the planet won't be mature enough to handle a droid talking to them) to announce to the unrestful populace.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:32 No.12615273

    Allow the locals to take enough to keep them happy after we've made sure nothing can lead them back to us.

    As for the statement, have we decided if we're going to do it ourselves or not yet?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:32 No.12615277
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    Let's think what Thrawn would do in this situation.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:33 No.12615285

    Knowing the circumstances, put them on shit detail. The ambassador's the one who should have had his spacerabbit-fucking shit slapped, but it's too late for that now.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:38 No.12615335
    we need to restore order on the surface fast or we risk more assassinations!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:39 No.12615344
    You have first strike ability, so to speak, for any media message that goes out from your ship. A man like Vimius wouldn't make it to his position on such a corporate image obsessed world without some talent. If you just want to give the public a few reassurances to calm them down, your staff and his should be able to craft something palatable in short order.

    On the other hand, if you wanted to get a potentially controversial or shocking message out to the public before anyone other official source puts their spin on the attack, now's your best chance.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:40 No.12615353

    Ok, we need to craft this carefully, and agree on it before we go to press.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:41 No.12615357
    >As for the statement, have we decided if we're going to do it ourselves or not yet?
    I wanted to wait for Quane's media experts to give us advice in this matter first, but if we need to do it now, getting a hologenic officer to be our press secretary might be best.

    As for the content of the statement, let's go with us pledging to support Harridan in cleaning up the trihexalon, and assisting them in any way we can to track down the terrorists that carried out this heinous attack. Vow to bring these criminal scum to justice.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:42 No.12615372
    we need to say it was the rebels who attacked last night!
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:42 No.12615374
    I agree. This is another consensus moment.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:43 No.12615377

    I'm support this. Sounds like we don't have the time to wait if the locals are starting to shoot each other.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:46 No.12615402
    Quane's staff suggests letting a spokesman craft a joint message with the Ministry of Communications for now, and you taking to the stage later, after you're ready to show the public something dramatic.

    Captain Toth has called to if there's any way his people can assist. He's justifiably nervous, but after a room full of people melted into goo live on the holonet, there's not much use concealing the presence of trihexalon anymore.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:48 No.12615419
    Perhaps add that the Dantus sector will not abandon them in this time of crisis? Just a little something, not too obvious or overt. But you know, get the subliminal idea that it's Dantus's forces that were there to stop the assassin, sadly too late to keep the other assassin droids from taking out the Co-President. I mean, our whole reason for being here in the first place was to try and get them to sign back on with Dantus, yes? It wouldn't hurt to keep that in mind, even given recent events. Again, nothing too pig headed or hitting them over the head with it. Subtle is the key here.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:50 No.12615436
    Let's go with the joint statement then. That we will help Harridan catch these criminals, and that we have full authorization from Dantus Fleet Command to lend our expertise and resources.

    As for Toth, make sure that his men are all accounted for, in case there was another infiltrator on the freighters.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:51 No.12615438
    Suggestion: Be bold.

    "Destroying a planet's leadership is the first step in conquest. Your politicians are dead, killed by rebel dissidents. And now you squabble amongst yourselves with short-sighted aims. I would calculate it only a matter of time before a Rebel invasion fleet arrives to slaughter the populace like they have done to your leaders."

    "Your profitability to the Empire as dead or under Rebel enslavement is nil, or negative. Similarly, your own profit as conquered or dead citizens is low. I would advise you consider settling your differences later and prepare a government now. If it will prevent you from falling into the hands of the rebels we would provide a target to unite against by threatening marital law and takeover; however it would be wise of you to cease your interceine squabbling long enough to ensure your own survival."
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:55 No.12615479
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    Interesting. So, be supportive or be bold?

    Once you guys have decided on a message. I'll move on to some of the evidence.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:55 No.12615482
    I like this idea! lets go with it
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:57 No.12615502
    I don't think it would be well received. Most of the in-fighting appears to be occurring within corporate enclaves and isn't being caused by the general citizenry.
    I don't think that this message would have the desired effect if transmitted to the general populace.

    I'm voting for supportive.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)19:59 No.12615520
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    A bold message like that might not go over so well with the ministry. Or they might not care with everything else going on. It's hard to tell how well they're handling the situation from your one brief conversation with them.

    If you don't want to risk them water down the message, you can broadcast it without their input from the Resolute.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:59 No.12615522
    As the one posting >>12615482 I'm voting for bold. Of course I'm not going to hint at the fact that if they're not ready by the time the "rebels" get here a Base Delta Zero will be removing liabilities to the Empire, even if it gives us bad rep. They should catch onto that themselves.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)19:59 No.12615523

    Can we not be a little of both? Start out with >>12615438 's statement but ending with a pledge of support from Dantus?

    If not, I say supportive, we don't want a panicky planet to be upset by us
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:00 No.12615536
    Well, if you want to water it down you can add on stuff about how you are fully prepared to protect from any immediate threat while the system is sorting out its government - as long as it makes an effort to get its act together.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:00 No.12615540
    Boldly supportive. Big Daddy Dantus is here to fix everything.
    Also, if anyone asks, Madine and Toth were pulled out to deal with 'suspicious activity' which turned out to be the Rebel attack. We simply we're ready for it.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:01 No.12615546
    Just one Gladiator-class to perform a BDZ? With a potentially hostile Imperial I-class in orbit?
    I don't think you've thought this through.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:03 No.12615563
    Certainly. You can end the message along the lines of "Now is the time to work together against a common enemy. You have the full support of the Dantus fleet. We will not rest until the rebels have been brought to justice and Harridan is made safe again." Or something along those lines.

    Carrot and stick, there's no reason you can only show one at a time.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:03 No.12615573
    It's more of a "hint hint, nudge nudge. We're obviously NOT going to be doing that, but the implication of us burning the world rather than let it fall to rebel hands..

    Wait, are we still being all strict, or more circumspect?

    >strict Housit
    Quite, captcha.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:05 No.12615588

    Good, I vote for this as our statement then
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:09 No.12615619
    Very observant. The Majority has not made any public statements so far, but considering the Dantus intervention in neighboring Fath, Prefsbelt will be able to bring more firepower to Harridan in the short term if for whatever reason this system turned into a shooting match between the two powers.

    Do you mean to send this message on your own?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:11 No.12615641
    I vote for that.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:11 No.12615643
    You know, hypercomms makes transmissions easier. How fast can we get a hypercom transmission back to Dantus?

    Give a very brief message about how gov't is dead and ask for permission if we're allowed to strongarm them. Why bother getting in trouble later?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:13 No.12615667

    Yes, I think the tone of this message would be better coming from a droid
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:13 No.12615670
    We have the Fleet Admiral's authorization to deal with the situation however we see fit, but I do see your point.
    We should let Admiral Flint and the Moff know that there was another terrorist attack, using trihexalon, and that the Viizier along with most of the Harridan government are dead.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:14 No.12615685
    The hypercomms are almost instantaneous. Admiral Flint gives you the go ahead for strong arming the locals, as long as all you need is to bluff them. He can't spare any warships to make a show of force in the area, barring a major calamity.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:17 No.12615704
    I still think that we should give a joint statement, or at least give the Harridan Communications Director a minute of lead time before our press release.
    As for the message, I am for a watered-down version of the "Bold" statement, saying that with their government killed in this attack the people of Harridan must put aside their internal differences and be united if they are to face this threat. End it with a pledge from Dantus to assist Harridan and bring these criminals to justice.
    I also vote to have ourselves give the speech.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:17 No.12615705
    we need to get some back up fast! go go go!
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:18 No.12615725
    The Dantus Sector Fleet is already embroiled in military operations in the Fath Sector. We CAN'T get reinforcements! Get it through your thick skull, or perhaps you need to drill a hole in it to get the message.
    >> tg_general_heavy 10/29/10(Fri)20:22 No.12615768
    wow need to be a dick much?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:23 No.12615776
    Oh! Speaking of the Admiral and our fleet's being distracted by the Fasth Sector, why not suggest using this as a rallying cry against the Rebels? They're using biological weapons of mass destruction, etc etc. It's probably nothing that the people haven't heard before, but hey, it might get the recruiting numbers up on loyalist worlds, and/or make certain planets think twice about allying/helping the Rebels. Either way, that's something for the Admiral to do, just something we might suggest.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:24 No.12615793
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    This is not directly related to the current crisis, but the admiral gives you some additional information to keep in mind. He informs you that fleet intelligence has determined mechanic found aboard the terrorist freighter was likely intelligence operative Issol, a deep cover mole they sent to infiltrate the local Black Sun via a suspected front company, Infinity Transit, and from there potentially into the Rebellion.

    That's independent confirmation Infinity Transit was a front for the Black Sun cartel. It appears whoever hired operative Issol found out the truth and made a show of his corpse for Harridan.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:25 No.12615803
    Yes. Letting stupidity fester will only invite more to grow, like a mold.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:26 No.12615819
    Operative Issol will be avenged. We're going Black Sun hunting later, I hope.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:27 No.12615835
    That's useful information. It confirms our suspicions that Black Sun, or at least a faction of it, had a hand in this entire crisis.
    Give this information to Madine, as he may be able to use it in his investigations.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:28 No.12615836
    Seconding watered down vote. Rallying cry battles Revelation is a good idea too, as long as it don't backfire on us.

    .. Might it be the Sabatoth who used the chemical weapons?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:31 No.12615873
    No, because if they were involved in the original torpedo strikes, they wouldn't have docked with the freighters to shut them down.

    As for the trihexalon slave bombs, if the Sabaoth Squadron were involved, why didn't they allow the torpedoes to get through in the first place?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:32 No.12615891
    Admiral Flint promises to pass on your suggestion. You're not sure how serious he is. He looks very tired, and ever since the transmission started, has been pouring himself coffee like it was going out of style.

    Meanwhile, in the distance, wolves... in combat armor, with blasters, hunting each other. Still counts.

    I'm getting the sense people are for sending a bold but supportive message, while giving the ministry some input. Is that right?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:35 No.12615914
    >sending a bold but supportive message, while giving the ministry some input.
    That is what I voted for. Also, last minute check with the media experts on whether 4-8C should give the speech for "implacable Imperial Droid of Justice" spin, or go with a hologenic officer from our crew for familiarity and reassurance.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:35 No.12615915
    >I'm getting the sense people are for sending a bold but supportive message, while giving the ministry some input. Is that right?
    Thought so too, but wanted to through out the possibility. I was thinking the freighter might have been a separate attack, since two triaxlthon attacks is a bit overkill, and the slaves were a precision hit while the torps were a mass murder weapon.

    Do we want to reveal the torps had triaxlthon or whatever in them at this time?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:37 No.12615934
    Yes. Give us options A through B, and we will choose C.
    We should avoid any specific details of the assassination for the time being, though. Look a bit suss if we went and told the entire planet exactly how everything happened, conveniently shifting all blame to the filthy Rebel scum.
    We will need a press kit for the more obvious stuff, though, and pass the finer details through channels we know the conspiracy theorists will sniff out. Make it look like we're hiding assorted competencies.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:43 No.12615981
    Since we'll be investigating who rigged the trihexalon slave bombs, we'll find out pretty quick if the Sabaoth Squadron had anything to do with it.

    Besides, though Toth's XO had signs of taking the trihexalon antidote, we should be able to find out readily if she was on the freighters and would have taken the antidote or not.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:43 No.12615983

    You send the media specialists on their way. The Ministry supplements to your message are unexpected. Instead of trying to downplay the naked corporate greed going on across the planet in the wake of tragedy, their message is an even stronger worded condemnation and shaming of the opportunistic violence and a call for the people to call the other corporations to account.

    Since the Ministry of Communications is almost completely run by the Mirror Media Group, a news and entertainment company, it could be them trying to gain public support against the other corps. Or it could be that Vimius actually has a shred of decency somewhere in his bones. Still, their response was unexpected.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:45 No.12616004
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    Actually it wasn't Toth's XO but the captain himself.

    His facial scars looked more like scars though, not a temporary allergic reaction. He might have been exposed to a strong dose sometime in the past.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:46 No.12616011
    Fine, we roll with supportive but bold. "Get your act together, Harridan! We all lose out if the rebels win!"
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:46 No.12616020
    MMG is run by rebels. Calling it now.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:47 No.12616023
    Well, if the last remaining shreds of legitimate government on Harridan want us to harangue their populace for in-fighting during a planetary crisis, I guess we should do as they ask.
    Make the necessary modifications to the press release, and either have 4-8C or a hologenic officer give the speech, depending on our media experts' recommendations.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:48 No.12616033

    I agree. Lets do this and get this press release out of the way
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:49 No.12616044
    The last vestige of the local government not falling to pieces being allied with the rebels would fit right in with this giant clusterfuck.

    Is that your cynicism routine working? Why yes, yes it is.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:49 No.12616046
    Considering that he fought in the Clone Wars and was secretly manufacturing large quantities of hexatin, it could simply be coincidence.
    But have a contingency plan ready in case this turns out to be an elaborate plot by Sabaoth Squadron to have suspicion of their production of trhexalon shifted to Black Sun and the Rebels.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:51 No.12616058
    Well, I was the one who suggested droid assassins at the state dinner, then you threw not one but TWO other plots at us.
    So rather the cynicism, it's paranoia.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)20:53 No.12616077
    Whoa, whoa, guys.

    Did he say there's corporate warfare going on?

    We could totally run some discreet black ops during this crisis while we're putting together this message. Get ourselves a beachhead on Harridan's economy.

    That way, if this whole PR/military protection gig falls through, we can just buy the planet. Contingencies are a droid's best friend.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:53 No.12616078
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    You can do little more than let the media ball roll and land where it may at this point. Other matters call for your attention.

    You've had a chance to observe the assassin droid in some detail. It's a highly modified Colicoid Infiltrator used by the separatists during the Clone Wars. A brief scan shows it has miniature hologram and repulsorlift emitters that can mimic the look and even the feel of a person with reasonable accuracy. That could explain why officer Corley did not want to change out of her uniform for the medical exam. While the droid might be able to mimic clothing, it had no way of simulating something with such a complex geometry completely detaching from its body.

    The droid was armed with vibroblades, blasters, and a short ranged disruptor that could vaporize humanoids almost instantly. Advanced signal jammers round out a package that combined, is less than half your size. The craftsmanship that went into it is astounding, which hopefully means they're not in mass production. Assassin droid usually have some form of self destruct, but this droid's head is still intact. You will have to let your people examine the brain to see if any data is still retrievable. Do you allow them to take it back to the ship or would you rather keep it on the planet?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:57 No.12616111
    Ship. If it gets lost then there's less places to search. And by "lost" I do of course mean "stolen".
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:57 No.12616114

    Do we have the resources to properly investigate it here on the planet without help from the locals?

    Also, how is Madine doing with his investigations?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)20:58 No.12616116
    >Head is intact



    >> tg_general_heavy 10/29/10(Fri)20:58 No.12616118
    I like your style some black ops are a great idea
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)20:58 No.12616120
    Nothing stopping you. You could give Madine the purview to do this or try to set up discrete alliances on your own when you have the time.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:58 No.12616121
    OH GOD
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)20:59 No.12616134
    FULLY disable the droid, taking all the weapons off it. Check it for explosives. Only then take it up to the ship.
    This is actually not a bad idea at all, we've got some funds, might want to invest in a company or two "for the sake of stability". But it's pretty obvious that it'll be offworld money, and there's a more than likely chance people may accuse us of setting up the situation to literally profit off it.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)21:00 No.12616141
    Can we interface with their stock exchange and find out which companies would be most beneficial to us?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:01 No.12616149
    Keep it on the planet.
    Rent a droid research lab, cut it off from the HoloNet and outside computer systems, and bring down an entire stormtrooper platoon to guard it.
    Buy up any combat droids that are on the market to supplement our defenses, and make sure that they are properly vetted by our Intel teams prior to going online.
    Harridan authorities will be allowed in, but will be closely monitored.

    I have a fear that if we bring that droid brain up to the Resolute, it'll take over the ship.

    This also shows the people of Harridan that when the Empire is pissed, we don't fuck around.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:01 No.12616152
    You don't, but you're sure that on a colony this size somebody must. Requisitioning the right supplies would take some time. How long would depend on how fast things calm down on the planet.

    Its shield generator appears reparable. It would be small enough to fit inside your body with some work, giving you some protection against blaster fire without the need to wear a ridiculous backpack sized generator.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:03 No.12616159
    Leave it to Madine. Though he's a killteam expert I bet he'd make a good intel officer given some leeway. Besides, we need our own hands clean.
    I don't want to use its parts on ourself. We're a captain, not an assassin.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:03 No.12616161
    Give Madine the authorization to go ahead with this plan. Make sure that the money gets laundered at least 10 times before reaching his hands.

    Let's check to see if there's any good companies we can invest in, such as pharmaceuticals and droid manufacturing and research. Maybe even military contractors or vehicle parts suppliers.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:05 No.12616173
    I agree that Farlander is no longer an assassin, but an Imperial Navy captain.
    But I do contend that have a mini-ray shield is always useful, and a hold-out disruptor to take the place of our hold-out blaster would be nice.
    Not to mention the hologram projectors.

    Just because we're no longer an assassin, doesn't mean these things won't be handy; especially if assassins start coming after US.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)21:06 No.12616177
    Fuel and energy suppliers. We'll make the Empire into the Mid-East of Harridan.

    Also, be sure to "encourage" pro-Empire factions inside the corps.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:07 No.12616180

    Not to nitpick but it's 'discreet' when it's sneaky, 'discrete' when it's separate from something else.

    Grammar Nazi routine to off from now on.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:07 No.12616182

    Seconding this.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:07 No.12616184
    The Harridan planetary stock exchange operates for 22 hours a day. Assuming someone hasn't burnt down all the servers, it will open in a few minutes. If you don't mind a bit of insider trading you could use knowledge of which companies appeared worst hit by internal disputes in the night to potentially make a lot of money. Not that you're short on funds at the moment, but if you felt like giving a few pro-Prefsbelt corps some extra pain, you could.

    You should be reasonably discrete but there's always the risk someone will track the stock manipulations back to you.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:10 No.12616208
    Doesn't Dantus Intelligence already have a couple front companies here on Harridan that we could use for the stock trades? Some local deep-cover operatives that we could call on?
    If not, then Dantus Intelligence is more incompetent that I believed possible.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)21:12 No.12616222
    >Can't I trust Intel to do their jobs?
    >I'm surrounded by IDIOTS and FOOLS!

    This quest could easily venture into evil overlord territory...
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:12 No.12616228
    >discrete' when it's separate from something else.
    But of course we are running our imperial credits through several brokers to ensure it is properly laundered.

    You know, I'll be amused when our amateur attempts at manipulating the market turns up 4/5 black operation teams from all sides, all of which are trying to backstab each other.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:12 No.12616230
    Let's stay legal for now, we can wage an economy war later. We're in this for both fun AND profit, remember.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:13 No.12616234
    You're keeping the droid head on the planet for now, letting your people examine it on site.

    What do you do with the corpses? They haven't shown any sighs of releasing their trihexalon but they still count as primed chemical weapons.

    Where were you 5 minutes ago. If you can't read my mind your corrections are useless!

    Just kidding.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:14 No.12616239

    >market foldbeno
    Yes, captcha, the market probably will fold well.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:16 No.12616253
    Let's see if there's any facility that could safely house the bodies. We need to find one on the planet, because I don't want to take the chance of one of them being detonated on the Resolute.

    Make sure that any such facility we rent is locked down tight.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)21:16 No.12616259
    I skimmed. Are these things under MASSIVE QUARANTINE or not? Also, have we contacted Dantus brass to tell them about all the shit that's gone down?

    If they could send us some kind of specialized super gear (even if it's just standard reinforcements) to encourage the people, that'd be great. "Dantus is sending specialized teams and equipment to better deal with the remaining traces of trihexaboblin."
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:17 No.12616267
    Oh look, free chemical bombs. Can we preserve a few? Quarantine and analyse the rest, of course. Get someone with NBC gear to check and remove any triggering device like the collars and so on.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:18 No.12616270
    See if we can find out how they got the trihexalon in them, then destroy them in a suitable manner.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:18 No.12616272
    Dantus was a backwater world that didn't warrant much attention until very recently. Fleet Intelligence left a few low profile operatives in surveillance roles on the planet. You could call on them, if you want to trust them.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)21:21 No.12616290
    >Didn't merit much interest
    >Suffered a vicious chemical weapons attack by the Rebellion, killing several members of its government
    >Target of a Rebellion assassination plot

    Oh, wow. This is going to make Galactic news. We might want to start thinking bigger-picture, guys.

    The Rebellion's about to either become ridiculously important, or crash and burn, hard. We're looking at 9/11 on an interstellar level...
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:22 No.12616295

    No, wait. Let's get some info out of them, see if there was any plots by rebels or anything that we haven't been told.

    ...Except we should really have been briefed by them already. Have we got the latests reports by them?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:22 No.12616300
    Let's just call on them for intel.
    Let's get their dossiers from Fleet Intelligence; see if any of them might be useful. If any of them show possibility of being more useful than just an observer, have them make contact with Madine.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:27 No.12616330
    >We're looking at 9/11 on an interstellar level
    The Rebellion already crashed the Death Star into Coruscant, killing over 300 billion sentients along with the Emperor, Lord Vader, and the Grand Admirals and Grand Moffs.
    They've already committed 9/11; this is more along the lines of the Mumbai attack.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:28 No.12616343
    You could try to freeze preserve the bodies. They won't be as useful when alive but they're still dangerous.

    They're not under that strict of a quarantine right now. Your people are pretty much handling them very gently while wearing full chemical protection gear, hoping they don't spontaneously explode.

    You have received a few reports. They've corroborated news of the corporations turning to infighting, more or less what you already know.

    They already pulled off a 90/110 when they crashed the death star into Coruscant and killed the emperor. You're partially right though. A few of the networks are already calling this the Harridan Catastrophe in reference to that other disaster.

    >Everyone else

    The Harridan slave industry has advanced medical examination facilities and their compounds are relatively isolated. You could call upon one of them to examine the bodies.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)21:29 No.12616347
    Was Ricin used during that attack? Because even in SW, using balls-out chemical warfare is still kind of a big deal.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:30 No.12616359

    No, it isn't.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:31 No.12616372
    >give the bodies to someone else
    Nah, let's just poke them a bit and then nuke them.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:33 No.12616392
    We've got the money; let's rent a well-equipped, advanced, and isolated medical facility to examine the trihexalon bombs and where the examination of the assassin droid can take place in safety.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:34 No.12616400
    It's a big deal to the locals and might make headlines in a few neighboring sectors. On the other hand assuming the news made it anywhere near the mid rim, it would barely warrant a news ticker on most holonet channels.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:37 No.12616435

    Seconding. Somewhere we can be sure we can lock down if necessary.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:41 No.12616478
    Allright then, go grab a small hospital that can be sealed, and have someone examine the bodies. In the meantime monitor the fighting, if it gets worse than corporate hits and progresses to fighting on the streets we might want to consider flyovers by TIEs to make a show of force. ESPECIALLY if they bring out heavy arms.

    Alternately we might want to order Toth's Sabatoans to do that, they're the local law enforcement more than us.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:42 No.12616485
    Most are not in important enough of a post to give you anything useful. The closest that comes to standing out is an agent Solari who works in as an aid (among many) to Minister Vimius at Ministry of Communications. She informed you that the message he personally oversaw last night was somewhat out of character and more confrontational than he's known for.

    Not much, but at least it's something you didn't know before.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:42 No.12616495
    If it gets to that point, Sabaoth should do the security with the permission of the Harridan government.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:45 No.12616514

    This. The more we wave our dick in front of the Harridans, the more it looks like we have a reason to be happy about the attack. This isn't a line of thought we want the citizens pursuing.

    We want to be off killing their enemies, and show a friendly face to the planet.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:46 No.12616524
    Maybe the guy had family in the building, who knows. As long as we've got control over comms and are able to do broadcasting we're good.

    In any case a severity level of fighting would be nice, especially if it expands - suddenly corps busting into the hospital or hitting it with explosives as collateral damage while the slave-bombs are there would be VERY bad.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:46 No.12616527
    Oh no...what if the Minister's been suborned or replaced, too?

    Anyway, let's get moving on securing a bio-medical facility and get Madine in touch with Agent Solari.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:50 No.12616561

    You've rented out a small biomedical research facility, compensating the business generously in exchange for complete privacy, or as much as you can buy with credits.

    Examination of the bodies shows they have undergone extensive genetic modification in order to be able to suspend trihexalon in their bodies. A normal person injected with both trihexalon and the antidote would not function as a heat trigger bomb as they did. The genetic modifications would have taken months to complete.

    The slaves were brought in by different companies but all were all processed by Krayt Enterprises, a government supplier of slave labor.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:50 No.12616566
    >Oh no...what if the Minister's been suborned or replaced, too?
    This is going to get ridiculous fast. I was going to suggest having everyone scan everyone with blood testing, but then realised a droid team posing as a medical squad posing as a team to test for droids could poison huge numbers of influential people that way.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)21:50 No.12616570
    Any word from Intel/Command?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)21:53 No.12616601
    Looks like your joint message last night didn't have quite the desired effect you wanted. Some of the corporate infighting has quieted down, but at the same time public discontent has risen. Nothing so dramatic as riots in the streets so far. On your recommendation Sabaoth Squadron are doing flybys and sending some people groundside to maintain order. They have a handle on the situation so far.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:53 No.12616603
    Tell Madine about Krayt, and have him look into it as a lead. See if there's a connection between Krayt, Transit, and Black Sun.

    This all seems too...thought out, for it to be a Rebel attack. Too devious.
    The Rebels think of themselves as the good guys, and go for a more 'guns and glory' type of operation.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:55 No.12616629
    Guess we should have stuck with the supportive speech, then.

    Alright, check the HoloNet on Krayt Enterprises, see if they've got operations in other systems aside from Harridan.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)21:58 No.12616655

    I agree. I'm thinking that this is either a black-op by our side or Prefsbelt, or an op of an as yet unknown faction.

    Madine hasn't come back with anything that can tell us just what is going on yet, so I think all we can do is keep looking for leads.
    >> Flicker !WQik5P2fs2 10/29/10(Fri)22:01 No.12616692

    A thirty Xanatos pileup by Veers. Everything went according to his plan. Even you rescuing him from his own assassin droid to avoid any suspicion towards him being the mastermind behind the whole thing. We've been played!
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:02 No.12616706
    And patrol for outbound/inbound traffic. More droids are not what we need, and doing cursory scans for em is always a good idea. Keep everyone else on their toes.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:02 No.12616710
    Can we discreetly send down some stormtrooper platoons to guard the bio-medical facility? Or do we already have it under tight control?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)22:04 No.12616742
    Dantus command has told you nothing new. They're leaving you to handle the situation.

    It's now early morning. Madine's people have obtained surveillance footage from Krayt enterprises of a company doctor injecting the four slaves, among others. All the other slaves were scheduled to be shipped out today. They're still at the compound.

    Other employees have commented on the doctor was behaving oddly yesterday. One of them noted he wasn't wearing his usually overpowering cologne.

    Madine's people have found traces indicating disruptor vaporization of a humanoid in the doctor's office. They're keeping this news to themselves at the moment. Krayt Enterprises is close enough to the parade grounds that the assassin droid could have travelled there and back to the dinner reception after it made landfall.

    You already have it under control. A number of Madine's strom commandos are present in plain clothes.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:06 No.12616764

    Great, another literal dead end.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)22:06 No.12616766
    Krayt Enterprises are a local company. They are a major supplier to the government, so within Harridan they're quite well connected.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:06 No.12616771
    Who's in charge of the investigation on Harridan's side?
    We don't have the authority to go barging into Krayt's offices, so we'll need to get a Harridan investigator to come with us.
    We'll want to keep this quiet, but I suspect that the other slave are also trihexalon bombs, and anyone going after them should be administered the antidote.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:07 No.12616782

    Let's check the other slaves, see if they know anything useful. Check into the doctor's background, for what it's worth, but he was probably just on duty at the wrong time rather than connected to the conspiracy in any way.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)22:14 No.12616885
    Your science team has come back with some more promising news. The assassin droid brain is in sleep mode. It's equipped with an advanced self destruct mechanism bound to its operating system. Your people don't think they can disarm it without corrupting most of the data. However, they believe a powerful enough computer, programmed with the right inputs, might be able to fool the droid brain into thinking it's still operational. They could then download its past memories while it's up and running, and possibly even observe what it will do next by simulating certain events.

    The computer system would have to be very powerful, either military grade, or one of the best commercial systems on the planet. Your ship computer would barely qualify. The Prefsbelt ISD, the Ministry of Communications systems, and possibly the planetary stock exchange servers would also have enough processing power. The Sabaoth ship you're not so sure.

    You could also send the brain to Dantus and wait for results or try another solution.

    Debate away. back in 10.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:16 No.12616905

    Let's be careful here. Remember what happened the last time we tried to interact with a trapped droid brain.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)22:19 No.12616940
    No one. Since the Ministry of Communications is not in charge of security, the closest thing to an official government investigation right now are a few enterprisingly journalists trying to dig up dirt for ratings. What remains of the government is either busy countering public resentment or electing new representatives. Assuming the entire planet doesn't collapse overnight, a more official investigation should materialize in a day or two. For now your people have free reign.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:19 No.12616942
    Well, I think the Prefsbelt ISD is out of the question, and trying to take control of the planetary stock exchange would be foolhardy.
    The Ministry of Communication might work, but their Minister might be compromised.
    Trying to upgrade the systems on the Resolute would open up a chance for the assassin droid to take control of the ship; too great a risk.

    Dantus could be done, but it would take time.

    Should we try to buy enough computing hardware and build one ourselves?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:21 No.12616975
    If that's the case, let's check the slaves that were injected by the fake doctor, and check them for trihexalon. Take appropriate precautions, such as taking antidote, bringing along droids to record the entire proceedings, and sealing the building before examining the slaves.
    If anyone screws up it'll all be on tape.
    >> Flicker !WQik5P2fs2 10/29/10(Fri)22:23 No.12617001

    We COULD always try to somehow place stock exhange in lockdown due to "rioting" in the vicinity. Sabaoth would be keeping the order on the outside, as they have been seen doing since the start of rioting.

    And on the inside... us doing our magic.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:23 No.12617007

    Buying the computing power (even if there is enough on the planet to buy) will probably use a large chunk of the resources we have. Seems like the only "safe" option is to send it back to HQ

    >risen robotics
    Oh captcha
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:28 No.12617066
    Should we try the Ministry of Communication? They're still trying to elect a new government, so they might not be using their computers.
    We can make sure that the system is vetted by our computer and Intel teams before we hook the droid brain up to it.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:32 No.12617127
    If we do it there, we shut off the system from everywhere else. Last thing we need is an assassin droid broadcasting God knows what to the planet at large.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:32 No.12617128

    We could do I guess. With all the intel leaks going on though, I'd rather we could do this on a system we at least own
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:35 No.12617171
    I know, but considering how Fleet Intelligence is like swiss cheese, I don't think we could trust a droid facility on Dantus any more than one here on Harridan.

    But yeah, if we can convince the Ministry to lend us their system, we have it sever all connections to the outside world and have it go completely autistic-mode.
    If we can't do it, then we come up with a different plan.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:41 No.12617238

    Ok, I guess we go for the Ministry's computers then. I think actually going and cutting all connections physically to the outside world from this system is a must, even if it means not asking the locals first and pissing them off when they find out. After all this droid could have links back to our government.

    >are peakayman
    Captcha's on a roll tonight!
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:44 No.12617263
    First we have to convince them to allow us to do this, of course.
    But yes, disabling the physical connections is a must. If we can't do it, then we scrap this plan and come up with another one.

    Everyone agreed?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)22:45 No.12617281
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    The toxic slaves are all isolated. Their shipping orders were all modified this morning, but the manipulations are subtle enough that they would not be caught for several days.

    Madine's people do not have much luck questioning the slaves at first, since their behavior is strictly controlled by the control bolts attached to their nervous systems. The commandos have slightly better luck after isolating one slave and turning off his control bolt. The gungan rants and curses wildly, at one point trying to seize a pistol while calling out "Mesa live like a slave, but mesa gonna die big hero." Madine's people have pacified him without triggering the trihexalon payload.

    You've learned from the medical examinations on the corpses that the trihexalon suspension process will break down on its own after 14-17 hours.

    Also, the Gungan homeworld of Naboo is much closer to the new Harridan trade route compared to the previous popular hyperspace routes to Dantus. It suggests a tenuous connection between whoever recruited the Gungans into this plot and the rebel activity in the mid rim that forced the trade routes to detour to Harridan. But if this was intentional, whoever planned it must possess great influence and almost superhuman foresight.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:47 No.12617301

    Lets do it. We can tell them that its the only way we can find out if there is any chance of more attacks/assassin droids out there waiting to take out whatever leaders appear from this mess.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)22:52 No.12617369
    Very well. How do you intend to persuade Minister Vimius to shut down all their networked systems while they're in the middle of crisis control mode? It won't be an easy sell to say the least.

    BTW you can just call Agent Solari by that name in anything you write. I know you're not going to blurt her code name out to anyone at the ministry unless you deliberately want to.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:52 No.12617372
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    >Naboo nearby

    Kill. EVERY. Filthy. Gungan.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)22:54 No.12617394
    Near the new trade route. Nowhere near your sector.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)22:54 No.12617408
    Before we go on, where were these trihexalon bombs supposed to be shipped to?
    The timing indicates that their targets must be near.

    Also, now that I think about it, this entire thing was one big Xanatos Gambit.
    Even if the torpedoes were stopped, someone would come by and board the freighters, resulting in the assassin droid getting a way to come down to the planet. This would then give it the opportunity to create the living trihexalon bombs and carry out its mission of terror.

    We're going to need to come up with a few extra contingency plans, including accounting for the droid brain being analyzed as one of the enemy's contingency plans.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:02 No.12617480
    The slaves were intended to be shipped to almost all the major companies on the planet. You cannot discern any pattern in the few companies that were excluded, aside from the fact that the excluded parties belonged to all the major local conglomerates. If this latest attack succeeded in financially toppling their targets, the companies that were spared would be poised to rise to the top of the heap and make a killing carving up their rivals.

    Mirror Media Group, in case you're wondering, was not excluded.

    Regarding the droid brain, one thing working in your favor is that it had no way to predict that it would be disabled by a fluke flamethrower attack. The vastly more likely outcomes would have been success, or failure and self destruction.

    But knowing how crazy prepared your opposition has been, who knows?

    Ok now I'm just messing with you. Maybe.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:02 No.12617483
    If we can, neutralize the trihexalon in their bloodstream and send the slaves on their way. This will allow us to track them and see where they would have gone and help to foil our opponent's plans.
    If they can't be neutralized, quarantine the toxic slaves and take them back to the bio-medical facility before they explode and release trihexalon.

    The only plan I'm coming up with is that we tell him that the assassin droid brain contains critical information, likely the identities of the ones behind all of this, and if he helps us to catch the terrorists then it will calm a lot of people down (and if Agent Solari says he's the greedy or egotistic type) that he will be hailed as a hero for bringing the terrorists to justice.

    As part of this plan, let's make 3 copies of the droid brain. There's the fake one in public view, the 2nd fake one that is hidden but has guards, the 3rd fake that is hidden amongst regular droid brains to make it look innocuous except for slightly increased security, and the real one we'll keep ourselves.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:07 No.12617548
    You won't be able to build an actual functioning copy of the assassin droid brain without triggering the original's anti tampering mechanisms. Multiple passable facsimile will take your engineering teams several days at least to assemble.

    You still have the brains of your own false flag security droids. You could always show those to the locals in a pinch.
    >> Flicker !WQik5P2fs2 10/29/10(Fri)23:08 No.12617561

    So, Thrawn clearly did survive the Coruscant Incident. Either him or some sort of space batman
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:08 No.12617569
    Just because Jar Jar and the prequels sucked, doesn't mean that the race as a whole is deserving of KILL MAIM BURN. As long as they make good slaves, let them live.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:12 No.12617615
    Well, I never intended the fakes to be actual copies; just dummy droid brains of approximately the right size and shape.

    So sure, have Fake 1 be just any old droid brain off the shelf.
    Fakes 2 and 3 will be the brains from our assassin droids.

    If we're facing Thrawn, then we are so fucked.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:16 No.12617655
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    Upon further consideration of your plan, you recall the Sabaoth Destroyer had an advanced jamming system onboard that could jam remote systems without giving away the point of origin or even malicious is going on. Since most of the ministry's networks to the links to the outside are wireless, a small team might be able to temporarily cut the few landlines connecting the ministry while the destroyer scrambles the airwaves.

    You would need to call upon Sabaoth Squadron, and the action would also carry risks of its own.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:18 No.12617678
    >without giving away the point of origin or even "anything" malicious is going on.

    >also, remote communications systems, not remote star systems
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:20 No.12617702
    I don't know. The more people we bring on board for this, the more chance of failure.
    I'm personally against this.
    What about the other players? Where the Hell are you? Especially that guy that was a lurker until everything went to Hell in the last iteration of this quest? Did you go back to lurking?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:21 No.12617713
    You set a few different guard details of varying intensity to protect the false brains. The real thing is still in the quarantined reception grounds, and all media contact to the outside has been severed. No one has made a play for it yet.
    >> Flicker !WQik5P2fs2 10/29/10(Fri)23:22 No.12617729
    On a completely unrelated sidenote, do we have any means of making backups of our memory core? Because after all we have the advantage of being a god damn droid, and not some meatbag. Remember what happened before.

    Also, I love this quest to the death. I had been hoping for a SW-quest for a long time, but due to differing timezones, participating had always eluded me. Read everything in the archive though.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:23 No.12617732
    If people are getting tired I can leave the resolution to next time. It's getting kind of late for me as well.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:23 No.12617741
    I am in the mechwarrior quest also so I am split and no we are relying on Sabaoth and they might be the group for that droid
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:25 No.12617766
    Unfortunately no. You were built with restrictions against easy data transfer due to your designers' fears about you turning into some kind of out of control Clone Wars era robotic monstrosity.

    Dantus command should have a complete copy of your system architecture, minus your accumulated memories.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:26 No.12617769
    So you want us to rely on Sabaoth because they might be the group that got the droid?

    This was covered in the Forum. Go and check it.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:27 No.12617783
    I'd really like to get information out of that assassin droid brain by the end of this session, though.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:28 No.12617790

    No, parsing that assault on the English language, I think he's saying: "no way should we trust Sabaoth because they might be the group behind the droid".

    And I agree with him.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:29 No.12617801

    I'm still here, been active as I can be. It's 4:30am here and I've been up since 7am, so I'm a little slow on the responses now
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:30 No.12617814
    Alright, so we're not going to use Sabaoth's ECM capabilities.

    Does anyone else have a better idea for convincing the Minister to give us his computers than >>12617483
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:32 No.12617833

    Apart from demanding access or doing it by force (which wont win us any friends at all), no.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:36 No.12617890
    Alright, let's see if we can convince the Minister to lend us his computer systems.
    Impress upon him that we need them in order to find out who and where the terrorists are, and to prevent a possible future attack.
    Give him a made up medium-high probability number as our estimation of the likelihood of another attack.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:39 No.12617933
    Same guy here; I know you guys are out there. Even if you don't have anything to say, at least 'second' or 'no' so that Darth can figure out what to do.
    If you don't at least vote, you bog down the entire process.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)23:39 No.12617934
    Oh, come now. You're both being unreasonable.

    These Gungans have been mistreated. They should be sent home to Naboo, and taken to the largest Gungan population centers to celebrate their return...

    ...within 14 hours.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:40 No.12617938
    It's a sound plan.

    Agent Solari's reports of Minister Vimius shows he is a moderate in public politics but ruthless when fulfilling his own agenda. He immigrated to Harridan over a decade ago and through smart investments (possibly with insider information), made enough to buy his way into government, where he has been climbing the ranks ever since. His media company and by extension ministry has done a great deal to embellish this rags to riches story, painting him as a penniless by resourceful nobody who pulled himself up from his bootstraps to reach the height of success. You would likely have very little trouble appealing to his ambition.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:43 No.12617977
    Do we still have insider stock trading information that is useful?
    If so, get it ready on a datacube. If we don't produce concrete results, we'll need something to pay him off with.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:43 No.12617978
    >typos everywhere

    Do people want to go along with this plan, the original plan without the fake data, or something else?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:43 No.12617984

    Alright, I second your plan.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:44 No.12617994

    We can dispatch one fast ship, right guys?

    If Naboo's near the Harridan trade route, we can't be farther than 14 hours hyperspace time form from it.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:46 No.12618014
    Yes. The surveillance footage of various battles in corporate compounds would make for great selective replay on the holonet. A clever person or organization could easily use it to make certain stocks take a nosedive.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/29/10(Fri)23:47 No.12618023
    I vote going through with as little or as vague of lies as possible. The key to a good lie is not getting caught in the lie. Details are snares. Have them prepared, but don't bring them out unless they're needed.

    Also, if shit hits the fan, nail this fucker to the wall on insider trading and exaggerating his own story. People hate to find out somebody's lied about their tragic history. Remember that dude that lied to Oprah?
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:48 No.12618033
    Actually, now that I think about it, since we did essentially stop the second wave of trihexalon bombs from going off, the probability would have been 100% if not for our timely intervention.
    So let's put it at 68.3%, since we know that the plot involved multiple prepared slaves, and we can't be sure that the opponent hasn't already prepared a contingency plan.
    So, it's not fake data per se. It's simply another argument.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:48 No.12618040
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    You won't reach it in 14 hours, but you could freeze dry one of the corpses.

    That is if you really hate Naboo that much. The emperor may be dead, but he was born there.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:50 No.12618055
    Prepare this data, just in case we need something to bribe the Minister with.
    He's in charge of a media company, I'm sure he can put it to good use.

    The only lie is the probability of another attack, and even that one is only a half-lie.
    It all depends on if the Minister wants to be told the odds.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/29/10(Fri)23:51 No.12618058
    So what do people want to tell/share with the minister exactly?

    I've seen many sound ideas but obviously can't use all of them.
    >> Alpharius 10/29/10(Fri)23:54 No.12618088
    He openly said he hated the place plenty of times, so that may be worth accounting for,
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:54 No.12618090

    Basically, we have the full lie about more attacks, percentage etc, but we only tell him enough of the lie to convince him. And we also have the bribe of the stockmarket data if needs be.

    At least that what I get from this.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:57 No.12618126
    Mine is this:
    We have recovered the assassin droids brains (we don't specify which ones, but if he asks it the ones disguised as protocol droids).
    We need to use his Ministry's computers, as they're the only ones powerful enough to get around the safeguards.
    We tell him that think it very likely, probability of maybe 65.8% that there will be another terrorist attack.
    We offer him to take center stage if we successfully stop an attack, capture the terrorists, or both.
    If we're successful, we can spin the story about the toxic slaves at Krayt as the result of him letting us use his equipment to get him to like us.
    If he wants some kind of bribe, offer the corporate fighting video to use to manipulate the market.
    >> Anonymous 10/29/10(Fri)23:58 No.12618145
    >We offer him to take center stage
    Clarification: We offer to let him take center stage and most of the glory.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:00 No.12618163

    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:02 No.12618185

    Do them both up.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/30/10(Sat)00:11 No.12618271

    In addition to being pretty public in hating the planet, he was also pretty blatant in being willing to murder its queen in order to destroy the Jedi she was harboring. Also, the Empire was particularly oppressive to Gungans.

    Besides, it's not like we're going to be public about performing a geno--I mean, returning these Gungans home...
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:11 No.12618280
    Agent Solari is resourceful enough to cut through some of the red tape and arrange a meeting before long.

    You approach the minister with vague claims of a ticking timebomb scenario. You paint a grim picture of imminent additional attacks which may only be halted if Vimius is willing to devote all of his ministry's computer resources to unlock the secrets of the assassin droid brains.

    Vimius appears shocked but is reluctant to agree to your security requirements. Surely there is a safer way to perform the analysis, he asks. A single server to start, and more resources as the media situation calms down.

    The director sounded sincere enough you almost didn't recognize it as him bargaining for more.

    You put the rest of your chips on the table. The Resolute's full support for Harridan. More public credit than he's due for stopping the terrorist attacks, past and future. "Security footage" of chaos at certain company sites his people can surely put to good use. Vimius is finally convinced.

    What scenario for the droid brain do you intend to simulate? Its last memories are of injuring Veers while coming under attack by you, before the rest of the droids started shooting.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:13 No.12618296
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    >The ministry building is very shiny.

    Is there anything else you wish to discuss with the minister? He can have the virtual perspective of the droid sent to his office.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:14 No.12618317
    Have autopsies been performed on the guests yet? Specifically, I want to know if either the Director or the Co-President had traces of trihexalon antidote in their blood.
    This could make or break this simulation.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:15 No.12618330

    I think we should simulate it defeating us, and then see what it does from there
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:16 No.12618339
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    None. No one besides the slaves had any antitoxin in their blood.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:16 No.12618344

    What if it was going to self-destruct?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:17 No.12618354
    That's a potential problem. You have no idea what it was programmed to do after killing Veers.
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/30/10(Sat)00:18 No.12618372
    Oh, my Jebus! They've killed Dr. Evil!
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:19 No.12618380
    The assassin droid (hereafter known as AD) comes under attack from Farlander as Veers falls back from AD's attack. AD is able to get its ray shield up, and as it attacks Farlander, one of Farlander's shots goes wild and blasts one of the toxic slaves, released the trihexalon and beginning to kill everyone.
    Meanwhile, the Farlander Assassin Droids continue as they did, killing the Director and the Co-President, then shooting the toxic slaves, before turning on Farlander.
    Farlander is eventually overwhelmed and is destroyed. The Farlander Assassin Droids, their primary targets terminated, shut down.
    Then see what AD does from there.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:19 No.12618381

    And there is no way to block the self destruct? Or watch for it and kill the simulation/power if it beings the sequence?
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:19 No.12618389

    Can we somehow isolate its audio and visual memory storage from the rest of the brain and replay what it saw/heard?
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:21 No.12618409
    If we don't know if it'll self-destruct after killing Veers, let's try to draw the simulation out as long as we can in order to give our techs more time to siphon away data.

    Keep the simulation as above, but allow Veers to escape with his security detail so that AD can give chase.
    Veers will always be one step ahead, but just close enough that AD still has a chance of successfully completing its mission and so won't give up.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:26 No.12618454
    The longer you let it run, the more you can retrieve its past memories.

    You can try, but there's no guarantee of success. The droid brain may take any deja vu replay of its memories as an intrusion error and self destruct. You won't know until you try it.

    go with this?
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:30 No.12618514
    Combine these two:
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:32 No.12618538

    Second, because I can't think of anything better to do.

    We should definitely end the quest a bit earlier next session.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:37 No.12618601


    >And yeah, earlier end time would be nice, it's now 5:40am here
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/30/10(Sat)00:40 No.12618629
    ...You're in...Great Britain?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:41 No.12618643
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    >I asked earlier but people wanted to keep going. It's almost done.

    The AD notices the other droids attacking. It scans them and confirms they came from the freighter.

    >Error. Security droid presence at dinner reception unanticipated. Determine alliegance.

    You succumb to the security droid's attack. A stray shot blasts one of the toxic slaves.

    >Dantus droid officer unanticipated. Unintentional fulfillment of secondary objectives. Reevaluate probability of success. Use diversion. Continue mission.

    Veers' security detail escort him outside. One of them throws a plasma flare at the AD, temporarily blinding.

    >Continue pursuit. Attack.

    All the AD's shots miss or hit the security staff. Veers makes it to his shuttle.

    >Error. Miss probability exceeds programming limits. Abort mission. Contact controller. Connecting to Ministry of Communications...

    The feed goes dead. Vimius calls to the technical staff. No response.

    You receive a message from agent Solari. Someone is sabotaging the computer servers. She's in pursuit, trying to protect the droid brain.

    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:41 No.12618649
    That doesn't give us much time to play, especially with all of the arguing and coming up of backup plans we do.
    If people posted more often, of course, then it might balance out.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:43 No.12618673
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    Goddamn this planet. Go out and put a gun to that bastard's head.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:45 No.12618697
    Shut down the brain, and physically disconnect it from the servers.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:45 No.12618704
    We get down there, with any of our techs and guards on high alert.
    I hope they're getting backups of all of this.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:46 No.12618709

    On reflection, maybe we should break here. A droid doesn't get tired and make sloppy mistakes.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:46 No.12618711
    You order your staff to do this. No response. Something must have happened in the server room. Action?
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:47 No.12618734

    Alright, back to plan A. Guns out. Assume the team's been ambushed and are dead.

    Physically blow up the brain first to stop any further dickery.

    Then go outside and see what time it is.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:47 No.12618735
    Switch to AI speed.

    What resources and assets do we have available right now? How long to get to the server room?
    We've got our hold-out blaster and flamethrower; did we also bring a sidearm?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:48 No.12618737
    This might not be such a bad idea. We can resolve the mystery of the server room next time. Monday Nov 1st 1500 PST? I'm getting tired as well.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:48 No.12618740



    So, we killed the wrong local leader (the Director) for the torpedo attack last time? Or what? Shit is getting complicated.

    Where are we currently located? Any way we could uplink to the computer system to find who is sabotaging them?
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:49 No.12618756
    The brain is in the server room; we're not.
    Also, rather than destroying the brain we should first find and stop the saboteur, and then blow the connections that the droid brain has. We're an assassin droid; we should be accurate enough for that.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:50 No.12618774
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    You are currently located in Director Vimius' office, watching the simulation unfold with him. The server room is in the basement of the building, 20 floors down.

    I thinking finishing this next time would be a good idea.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:50 No.12618782
    We killed the Director because when we talked to Admiral Flint, he confirmed that his message to the Director to reconsider launching the torpedoes was real.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:52 No.12618795
    Well, if you think so.
    But I hope that people won't flake out in the middle of the session next time.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:53 No.12618813
    Monday Nov 1st 1500 PST. Thanks for playing, and sorry about this dragging on longer than anyone intended. Hopefully next session would be tighter. See you all then.

    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:53 No.12618815

    Sounds good, more people next time hopefully.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:55 No.12618832

    Oh we're WITH him?

    See I really am too tired, I'd lost all conception of where we were.

    Well next quest he has some serious 'splainin to do.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)00:57 No.12618862

    > he has some serious 'splainin to do

    Yes, he does. Otherwise I think he should take the quick way to the ground floor below, the one that involves being thrown through a window
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)00:58 No.12618873
    I'm going for a walk and will check back later. The new activeboard quest subform is at http://destroyerquest.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=137087&subForumID=515557&p=2 Feel free to speculate and post questions in the meantime. I'll post the relevant answers on the forum or next session.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)01:01 No.12618908

    All right, time for me to get some sleep.
    >> Anonymous 10/30/10(Sat)01:09 No.12618998
    Darth, when trying to contact the Server Room, did we try both the building's internal comm system and our own built-in radio? Or only the building's systems?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/30/10(Sat)01:29 No.12619235
    Only your built in radio actually. Vimius appears to have tried the building comms and got no response.

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