>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>>If some the suptg archives aren't working properly, try going to Foolz or something.>>Character bios and Dave's new shiny backstory can be found at: http://pastebin.com/SbPd3kJmThe year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and you didn't ask for this.Once a generic white-collar worker who lived alone save for your cat, you were hit by a car and spent three months in a coma. You awoke to find that your unconscious body had been taken in by the corporation 'Emulsified Electronics', and implanted with an experimental augmentation. You soon found that it allowed you to control electronic devices with your mind. You quickly became embroiled in corporate warfare, fighting the PMC ArmaTek and their employers, Cadmium Dynamics, and there have been incidents with a corp named Kawasagi Infinite. You were recently kidnapped by a group calling itself Resurgence, who claims they're Saving The World. In retaliation, you went all the way to Antarctica, where you took over one of Resurgence's facilities. You're currently hiding out in your heavily guarded facility, Valhalla, doing your best to arm up and seek out information on Resurgence.>You have 50000 credits.>You have 1 fate reroll.
<Dave.> Abel's message says. <I have a message from Sigma. Lucca is. . Lucca's hunting you down. According to Sigma, he's never seen her this angry before.><Lucas is dead. KI are starting an investigation, but. . Omega and Lucca are both gone, and so is Lucas' gear.> Abel continues.
>>19199047<He's dead? Damn.But what does this have to do with me?><I have a feeling that our friends from Resurgence might be behind this. I have doubts that they would try destroy all corps solely using brute force. Subversion and making your enemies fight each other seems more like their shtick.>
Leak our location to her. Have Talos working defense n standby, but let her into Valhalla. We'll try to talk it out, but just in case this goes sour, have Talos ready to assist us in putting her down. We can take her, certainly, but we don't want another Templar on our hands.
<Talos, work defense.> You say.<Already on it, sir.> Talos responds.<He's dead? Damn. But how does this have to do with me?> You send over the dropbox.<I've no clue, Dave.> Abel responds. <Sigma's doing his best to get the security records, but he has a bit of red tape to go through.><I have a feeling that our 'friends' from Resurgence might be behind this. I have doubts that they'd destroy all corps solely using brute force. Subversion and making your enemies fight eachother seems more like their shtick.><That does make sense.> He responds. <They're not that combat-capable, from what I know. Except for that gunship that vanished to god-knows-where.>"Lucas is dead?" Amy asked, reading the terminal over your shoulder. "But- But how? Was. . was it. . ."
>>19199077<How did he die? It wasn't from his injuries from the fight, was it?>
<Daedalus, new mission: seek information on KI's agent Lucas. Priority: his last days alive and afterwards. Look for anything out of place.><Cyan, Azure, assist him in this task as best as you can.>
<How did he die? It wasn't his injuries from the fight, was it?><He was recovering, and had regained consciousness. Everything seemed like he was going to be okay.> Abel said. <But then they found his throat slit by monomolecular blades.>"Oh god."<Dave. . Sigma has some bad news.> Abel said. <The footage is of you, slashing him open with your mechandrites, after some kind of argument. I have to ask. . >
>>19199118<At what time and date did it happen?>
>>19199118Other than the mission against CD I've been in Alaska the whole time.
>>19199143Maybe we were sleepwalking? Haha... ha... ha......No one can take over Bullfrog, right? right?anyway, we can check our own memories
<Other than the mission against CD, I've been in Antarctica the entire time.> You say.<I believe you.> Abel says. <So does Grayson and Sigma; they're here with me. But Omega and Lucca are. . I don't know where they are. It seems that Omega has his stealth function running.>You close your eyes, and think. . <Azure, were we here the entire time? I didn't like.. leave while sleeping or something, did I?><Yes, you were here the entire time. I believe the footage could have been altered.> She responded.<What time and date did it happen?><Two hours ago, he regained consciousness. An hour ago, he was found dead by Epsilon.>
>>19199181<Then we can prove our whereabouts. Two hours ago we were> [INSERT LOCATION HERE]. (CD run? With Amy?)
>>19199181"I don't know if it will help, but I'm going to forward our camera footage of the last three hours to you. Try and get it to Lucca."
>>19199181<I can provide exact footage of what I was doing at the time. Bullfrog records pretty much everything.>also, this >>19199099 we must try to find what actually happened and how the footage was tampered.<I hope Lucca and Omega know that they cannot take me on.... actually, they should know that. Do they have some kind of a special ace in the hole?>
>>19199205I'm honestly thinking the only good end here is to pretty much stand outside the dome in the snow, no weps, and ready to hand Lucca a sword. Otherwise, we're going to have to kill her, because she's not going to be stopped once we've started fighting, even defensively.
>>19199223I don't think it is a good idea.They have cloaks, remember? Improved ones that cannot be detected. I'd rather not be sucker punched
>>19199223She isn't a very good agent. We should be able to catch her easily with the drites. I'm more worried about Omega.
<I don't know if it will help, but I'm going to forward our camera footage of the last three hours to you.> you say. <Try to get it to Lucca.><No can do, Dave.> Abel said. <Omega can't be accessed when he's running this silent.> He says.<They should know that they can't take me on. . .> You say. <Do they have some kind of special ace in the hole?><Well. . There's a missing prototype.> He says. <I can't forward much, because it's all encrypted and I don't want to risk this channel. But. . It's essentially a portable gen-3 chair that Jun and KI worked together on. It takes part of its design from the bullfrog.>
>>19199232>>19199234I'm seriously proposing "bear your throat and wait". Because after Lucas took a bullet for Amy (and incidentally died because of our private war) I'm not killing his sister.Either it buys us enough time to talk a modicum of sense, or fuck it.
rolled 86 = 86>>19199247"Amy, how finished is our Gunship of Death"Well, I guess we could use our magic hacking ability to locate them in flight using the satellite to boost our range and cover. Slim chance though.
>>19199247I guess we'll just have to wait.I don't have a problem with waiting outside, as long as we have our armor on.
>>19199280well, I do.I'm not giving an upper hand just like that>>19199252Yeah, we aren't killing her if we can help it.>>19199268To make things easier. Keep in mind the speed at which Omega travels.
>>19199268And ask Amy for help.She's the one who has designed them.
>>19199293We don't go outside, the dome will wreck them, or they'll both wreck each other.
We also have to be careful about KI. We aren't an agent of EE anymore, so we are fair game to them.Although I think they will investigate more before they send agents after us.
"Amy, how finished is our gunship of death?""Hardly." She responds, biting her lip. "As in, it's just a frame with a power core and computer banks. It's too large for it to be finished any time soon."". . Do you have any ideas on how we can detect them?"Amy sighed. "If they're cloaked. . I have no idea how we can find them. They're invisible, jammed, and the stealth modules spoof background radiation, so you can't even find them by looking for nullspace. Our only real hope is if your. . abnormal ability senses them, and that doesn't have a very far range."
>>19199306>>19199293Oh and another idea; at the speed they are traveling they ought to leave some traces in the environment. If they are flying high, then clouds will shift, if they are flying low, then a "shockwave" should leave its imprint on the the water.>>19199333Well, we can and have boosted our range with the Satellite's help so... uhh do this >>19199268 ?
>>19199333Could we spread something small (I'm talking about microscopical) in the air, and look for displacement?
Layers on layers on layers. The rogue agents are a distraction. You'll never outmaneuver Twelve until you can think as he does.>Quite flattering, thinking I'm a tool of Exabyte.
>>19199354That's a good idea, spread something around the dome in several miles radius. Tell this to Amy, she'll think of something.or maybe tiny, tiny, flying nanobots which give a signal if something hits them
"Well, I was able to boost my range with the satellite's help, so. . ."You place your hand on the satellite uplink, and close your eyes.Instantly, you're high in the sky, looking downwards. You can feel Daedalus somewhere inside of you, and Daedalus running through the terabytes of information twisting through the satellite, but you don't think about that. You check the clouds, and the water, but you see nothing notable. Waves, here and there, but there are so many it's impossible to tell which is natural, and which could be caused by a low-flying, cloaked dropship."Could we spread some kind of chaff in the air and look for displacement?" You ask Amy, pulling away from the uplink."We won't have enough material. It would waste all of the atomic goop we have, and I don't think it would work." Amy says. "It's possible that they're not even nearby, which means we'd need to cover the entire earth to look for them."
>>19199393Unless anyone has any good ideas I guess we'll just have to wait for them.
rolled 93 = 93>>19199393>You check the clouds, and the water, but you see nothing notable. Waves, here and there, but there are so many it's impossible to tell which is natural, and which could be caused by a low-flying, cloaked dropship.Whut? Omega flies at 10,000 miles per hour. I'm pretty sure it would be easy to detect that, considering he will go in a straight line. we just need to look for a straight line of distortion. Unless he's going through the space or something. Or underwater. Try locating him again
>>19199417Exactly. Unless he generates a bubble of nofriction, he's going to put off heat, going that fucking fast. Heat's one of those things you can't mask, only dissipate in a direction they're not looking. So in this case, straight down.
You connect once more to the satellite, and search further, combing everything in your view for something. . anything, that would show you where Omega was, but. . You see a cloud. A great, black cloud, coming toward you.<There's something approaching from the north.> Talos said. <A great many somethings. And you've recieved a dropbox message, Sir.> Talos says.<Dave, you might want to know.> Abel said. <An entire warehouse of KI drones in South America has gone missing. Just. . gone.>
>>19199462SON OF ALL THE BITCHES.This is why I wanted to get outside the dome. We're going to pound each other to scrap before it even gets to exposition time.Can we make haste to somewhere that there would be appalling civilian casualties if they engaged us?
>>19199462If the drones aren't EMP shielded, prepare for the most badass EMP in this side of the planet.
rolled 42 = 42>>19199462"Drones, huh?"Lets see if we can hack them and overload their cores.>>19199471I'm not sure what you're trying to gain by standing out side. It is clear that these two dumbfucks aren't thinking clearly. How fucking stupid they must be to immediately jump to conclusions instead of trying to figure things our first when they KNOW that they have powerful organizations working to subvert them?
"Can we get to someplace nearby where there would civilian casualties if we fought?" You ask Amy.She shook her head. "They're too close, and if we try getting out with the ravens, they'll shoot us down."<The objects are approaching range of the AA turrets. Shall I engage?> Talos asked.You close your eyes, and reach toward the cloud. . You start overloading cores, but the drones carry much too small of cores to damage more than the drone you hack, and you have to hack them one by one, doing no visible damage to the swarm.
>>19199494Distance between them and our stuff we don't want wrecked? Talos is GOING to open fire, and those drones are GOING to overwhelm point defense. They'll punch a hole in the dome, battle, exposition, conclusion.The only way we avoid this is by NOT making them kill all the external turrets and crack the dome to get at us. WE CAN FUCKING TELEPORT. Unless they manage to alpha strike us into a wisp of smoke, we should be okay.
rolled 21 = 21>>19199513WAAAIT, momentary stroke of genius.<Daedalus, feed me a solid positional fix on Omega's craft. Onyx, I need to get on board.>
rolled 33 = 33>>19199511Well, I guess have the hacked drones immediately engage nearby drones. Give control over to Magenta so that we can solely focus on hacking. Oh and have Cyan help with hacking.It is also possible that this is just a distraction.
>>19199525That could work. We just have to find it.
>>19199511Fire warning shots, but make sure that they can't mistake them for an actual attack.If there are speakers outside the dome, use them "Could we just talk?"
rolled 44 = 44>>19199513I don't understand what you are saying now. Wasn't the "stand out side" idea, basically to wait on the roof of the dome? How would that provide any distance?>>19199528Trying again
rolled 14 = 14>>19199513>>19199541Eh, oh well. If you think it is a viable idea, go for it. I don't have any alternatives.>>19199541>>19199528Lets try one more time
>>19199541I was thinking 100 yards out in the snow. Far enough to present a clear target that ISN'T our stuff.I'm trying to avoid a fight altogether. Because us trashing one another only benefits Resurgence.
<Daedalus, feed me a solid positional fix on Omega's craft.> You say.<I cannot locate Omega's craft.> He responds. <There is no noticable hole in the cloud of drones that the cloaked craft could be sitting, and there is nothing travelling quickly enough for me to detect the heat from friction.><Engage the drones.> You tell Talos, and then the ground starts to shake. You close your eyes, having your own drones start firing. you notice the swarm take a different tactic almost immediately, where they immediately shoot down anything you hack, the moment you take control.You feel Amy place her hand on your shoulder, and you notice that you're sweating. You're hacking as quickly as you can, and there's no appreciable difficulty from it, but . .there's just too much for you to hack at one time.
rolled 12 = 12<Do we have missile turrets? Shoot missile salvos at the swarm and intercept them.>>>19199557While they are stupid, they are probably not stupid enough to just uncloak and start talking. They know how Dave operates, and they know that the only way to get him to apply massive sucker punch.>>19199564Devote massive piles of Base CPU to Cyan so that he takes the brunt of the hacking effort. Since we already hack them with ease, they are probably not that well protected so Cyan should be able to apply our hacking methods.
rolled 14 = 14>>19199585Fuck you, dice!
rolled 84 = 84>>19199564Open fire Talos. Try to hack the ones in the center but conserve our energy.
rolled 72 = 72>>19199564Resurgence is horseshit.Twelve is especially horseshitThis whole situation is horseshit! You are Dave David Davidson, tentacle-walking, AI-wrangling, techno-hacking god of war.Extend and strengthen your will and drop that motherfucking swarm like a shot-dead duck.
<Talos, relay as much base CPU to Cyan.> You say. <Cyan, start hacking the drones.><Yes, sir.><Understood.>As you watch, the drones continue to destroy themselves, and take damage from Talos's AA turrets. . and then they immediately change tactics.The unhacked drones start slamming into the wall of the outer edge of the dome, smashing itself into shrapnel. Then a second one. Then a third one. The entire swarm of drones start slamming into the same point on the dome, the outer shell denting.<Our armor is taking considerable damage.> Talos says.
>>19199623Find me where the hell Lucca is, whether she's in Omega or elsewhere. Now.Focus on point defense.
rolled 8 = 8<Talos, set the repair drones to work on reinforcing the armor under the area the drones are ramming into.>Check around the surrounding 2 miles using Daedalus and see if there's any significant disturbance on the water, snow or ice from a low-flying craft.
You've completely demolished nearly a fourth of the drone swarm, and another fourth has destroyed themselves by slamming into the wall. . You get angry.This is horseshit!You push your hands together, touching the tips of your fingers together, and you focus. . .A small bit of lightning zaps between your hands, as you concentrate on creating the most powerful, heavy EMP possible. . When suddenly, all of the drones stop, and deactivate, falling to the ground.<I've located Omega.> Daedalus says. <The target is traveling away from this place at maximum speed.>
>>19199623"You'll pay for that! With cash!"
>>19199674Onyx, get me aboard Omega.If it's too far away, get in a raven, they're faster, and pursue.
rolled 48 = 48>>19199674Hack Omega.
Wait a second, does the footage of Lucas being killed even have our face? Or is it just a powersuit, full-helmet wielding motherfuker with a lot of mechandrites? Because if that is the case, these people are even dumber than U thought.>>19199623<send repair drones to that location and completely fill the section in.><Have the missile turrets on the other side shoot arching missiles to the front of the location where they are attacking.>Try locating Omega again, they should be closer now.>>19199674They must have dropped off. <Are there any breaches or opening they could have slipped in?Set up tripwires all over the base><Talos, scan for explosives on the base>
>>19199674This is a play at trying to draw Dave out so they can use whatever trump card they got to engage him air-to-air. If Daedalus couldn't find them before, then they must want him to follow.Or maybe it's a decoy and they want to draw Dave away from Amy.
>>19199674<Abel, they're leaving, what's going on?>
>>19199707Yeah. Suddenly we can locate them?Seems like a trap to me.<Talos, Daedalus, scan the water pool near our base>
You extend your will toward the retreating Omega, but as you reach for it, it exits your maximum range.<Send repair drones to the damaged armor and completely fill the section in.> You tell Talos.<Yes, sir.><Are there any breaches or openings they could have slipped in?><According to the damage, it is certainly a possibility.>"Damn it." You say. <Set up tripwires all over the base, and scan for explosives.><Understood.>
>>19199745Daedalus, get me in communication with Omega if possible, if not keep an eye on it and see where they go next. I should be able to find a way to get into communication with her.
rolled 55 = 55>>19199745Well, now we wait?Ping with our bullshit magic hacks try to locate cloaked units.Also, Abel said that they stole the prototype chair. If they were going to use it, they would do it on board of Omega or drop it off somewhere. No way they would bring it near.
"Now, we wait." You say, sitting in the control room with Amy. You close your eyes, and mentally reach out. . . Other than the hundreds of drones laying on the outside of the base, and the rest of Valhalla, you don't notice anything out of the ordinary.<The breach has been repaired.> Talos says, less then a minute later. <Tripwires have been set, and I will alert you if any have been broken. I have located no explosives.>"We wait? For what?" Amy asks.
>>19199807It's likely that Lucca is in the base.
rolled 100 = 100>>19199807"I have no idea. I can't locate anything.Did they just leave or something? What the hell."Contact Abel and tell him what happened, tell him to contact Omega again.Scan around our base, like in ten mile radius with the Satellite halp
oh, I just remembered, send the data on shield we stole from CD base to Abel. EE will be able to make a use of it.
>>19199831HAH! WE FIND EVERYTHING!
"I have no idea. I can't locate anything." You say. "Did they just leave or something? What the hell."You turn to the terminal, and send a message to Abel.<I found those drones.> You say. <Or, should I say, they found me. What I think was Lucca and Omega showed up, and we engaged all of those drones. And then they. . retreated.>That done, you connected to Daedalus once more.<Let's scan for Omega.> you say, and close your eyes.There it is. Omega's low, close to the ocean, and you can easily see the white trail left on the surface of the water as he flies past. You can contact it, you think. But what would you say?
>>19199869"I found Omega and I think I can contact him. What do we say to them."Oh, and prepare a footage to send them of what we were doing at the time when we allegedly killed Lucas.
>>19199869"Stop now. You know I could end you if I wanted to."
>>19199869First send time-stamped video footage of where we were at the time, then open comms. Tell her that we didn't do it. Why in hell would we harm the man who saved the life of the woman we love? Ask her if she can think of a single better way for Resurgence to disrupt KI then by getting one of their agents to steal company resources as throw them against Valhalla and Dave.I forgive you for this attack but don't you want to go after the people who actually fucking did this?
Also, asking again, on the footage where "we" kill Lucas, is our face visible? Or are we just wearing our faceless helmet?>>19199900That's kind of antagonizing.
>>19199895This is directed to Amy by the way
>>19199869We just put our armor through an upgrade, I don't think it looks the same as the one that was used in that footage. If so show her our new armor and point out differences as well.
>>19199914It's to make them realize that we aren't actually trying to kill them.
>>19199932It's too cold. To a wound up person it's going to sound like "stop annoying me, flies, and accept your destiny"
Actually, what EXACTLY were we doing at that time?
>>19199961>You were returning from the mission at CD, after grabbing the power core and computer mainframe.<Abel, on the footage, is our face visible?> You ask.<Yeah, it is.> He responds. <You look pretty angry, but I've never seen that expression on your face before.>"Stop now. You know I could end you if I wanted to." You message him."Why, hello there. . Ten." Omega responds."Is that Dave. .? " You hear Lucca's voice clearly say from Omega's passenger seat. "Tell him that I'm going to *crush* him." She raises her voice, almost melodiously. "Dave, just wait until I get a few more warehouses full of drones. Then you can try to crush me all you like."She sounds nothing like what you've heard from her before; just raw, utter anger.
>>19199978"Ten? Who the hell is Ten? I'm Dave Davis Davison."
>>19199978"I was halfway back here from a raid on CD when that happened."Send them the data.
>>19199978"Ten? What you think I'm with the Resurgence now?What the hell do you think you're doing? Abel told me what happened. It wasn't me on that video, I can provide exact footage of what I was doing at the time, heck, from different angles and 360 degrees radius too. My armor doesn't even look like that anymore.Anyway, you two have been played hard."
>>19199978Why, WHY did you use the line that a couple of people said not to? Goddamit"Listen, Lucca. For what it's worth, I didn't do it. You may not believe me, but it's true. I had no interest in seeing Lucas dead - if I wanted that I would've left him to die earlier, and no blood would've been on my hands. Resurgence is playing the old divide and conquer game, and you're letting them succeed. I want you no harm, but if you attack me again, I will be forced to defend myself. I don't want to see either of you hurt."
>>19199978>"Stop now. You know I could end you if I wanted to." You message himWe said not to use this line.Send message to Abel.<They are planning on raiding more warehouses full of drones.>Talk to Amy "Can you design turrets specifically against swarms of droids?". Make sure that others don't hear this when we say it.
"Ten? Who the hell is Ten?" You ask."You are, you dickhead." Omega responds."I was halfway back here from a raid on CD when that happened." You say. "Listen, Lucca. For what it's worth, I didn't do it. You may not believe me, but it's true. I had no interest in seeing Lucas dead - if I wanted that I would've left him to die earlier, and no blood would've been on my hands. Resurgence is playing the old divide and conquer game, and you're letting them succeed.""Hey, Omega." Lucca says, still in that eerie, cold wrath. "Go ahead and cut off the connection. We don't need to listen to him brag about how we're letting him win.""I'll try. . " Omega says, and your sense of the dropship goes fuzzy, but doesn't disconnect.
>>19200068Keep the connection and see where it goes.If we can get catch them unaware then we can end this.
"Are we disconnected?" Lucca asks."Yeah, I think so." Omega responds."Good." Eleven's voice clearly says. "Now can I go back to Twelve?""No, not yet. We have more work to do.""But I'm tired of acting. I want to talk to Twelve."Your blood runs cold.
>>19200099Well Fuck. With a capital F.
>>19200099Oh....Keep listening and recording the conversation.
>>19200099Keep on listening, we'll drop this information to Abel.Make sure everything is recorded.
Ask Abel after we listen to everything.<Hey, you guys have Lucas' body, right? Just making sure.>Also keep track where they are going, adjust the satellite so that they do not leave our range. Make predictions based on their direction and speed where they are going. I think Onyx will be able to help there
I think that means Lucca is in our base.
Wait, just to be clear. Was 11 using Lucca's voice or is 11 just with them?
>>19200148This.Or near it with her IDW chair
>>19200148Or it was all a diversion to goad us into attacking and/or divulging some data. Still, we shouldn't let our guard down.
"You'll get your chance." Omega says. "For now, just be patient.""But Omegaaaa. . . ""It'll make him happy." Omega says calmly.". . Okay." She says. "What next?""Next, we tell KI that Dave's still an EE agent, and stole the drones. You can fake that, right?""I'm on it." She responds, and then goes silent.Omega starts singing to himself.You continue tracking Omega, but it seems that he's going back to NearFuture City.<Abel, listen to this.> You say, sending him your record of the conversation. <Also, you guys have Lucas' body, right?> You ask."Amy," You say, pulling out of the connection. "I think Lucca is in-"You turn back, and Amy is gone.
rolled 89 = 89>>19200186Hack Omega. Bring it back here.
>>19200186Aw shit.Scan for her legs.<Talos, where's Amy?>
rolled 30 = 30>>19200186Scan for Amy and any electrical presence. Hunt down Lucca.
>>19200196I'm not sure this is a good idea. After Abel recieves the recording, KI and EE are going to act and capture Omega and 11. Better to make them feel safe first.But, use the roll to install stealth backdoors and overrides.
Aw, shit.You scan for Amy's legs. . and find both pairs in your bedroom.<Talos, where's Amy?!> You ask.<I do not know, sir.> He responds.<Give me the last known footage of where she was.> You say.The camera footage is simple. You're sitting there, eyes closed, hand on the uplink, and Amy's standing behind you, tapping one foot and looking anxious. Suddenly, her head leans back, and then her eyes roll into the back of her neck. A white cloth appears, and drops to the ground, and then Amy vanishes from sight.
>>19200213He's stealthed. No one but us can even find him, let alone capture.
>>19200226Well, she had her feet a minute ago. Head to the bedroom, Lucca might not be there but it's our first lead and we can work it from there. Keep cameras at all angles, and have our drites, especially the really agile ones whipping around, but not with blades on, to see if there's anything sneaking around.
>>19200226Intercom. "Lucca did you know that Omega is a member of Resurgence?" Then play that audio over the intercom.
>her eyes roll into the back of her neck>her eyes roll into the back of her HEAD, damnit.
rolled 37 = 37>>19200226Magic hacking bullshit is a go!>>19200246No,Better to throw her off her ground saying something like "So... you would be willing to kill your brother for the Resurgence? Are their ideals that much more important to you?"
>>19200263The more we fuck with her the less she'll trust us, and the more likely it'll be that she hurts Amy.
rolled 72 = 72We have our own cloak. Turn it on.>>19200263Dammit, trying again.
"Lucca, did you know that Omega is a member of Resurgence?" You ask, playing over the intercom. You replay the footage you just got. . and wait."T- that wasn't me." Lucca says, fading into view. "That wasn't me talking. . Then that means. . they faked the footage, too."
I was just rolling to detect her.
>>19200284Suddenly, another ally.
>>19200284"Yeah. They did.And it was damn obvious from the beginning too."
>>19200284No shit sherlock. You were pretty fucking dumb there for a while, why in hell would you think I'd go after the man who saved the love of Amy, the woman I love.Put Amy down, turn off your cloak and have some lunch.
>>19200313Saved the life of Amy.I just can't into English today.
>>19200313that's kinda harshshe did lose her brother
"Yeah, they did." You say. "Where's Amy?""I put a second stealth module on her." She said. "She's on the piano bench, knocked out.""Why in hell would you think I'd go over the man who saved the life of Amy?""Omega told me that he heard you arguing with L-lucas." She said, paling. "And he just . . walked out of Lucas' room."You hear her knuckles crack, and see she's clenching the barrel of the sniper rifle mounted to her back. "It was him, wasn't it? Omega killed him. He- He killed Lucas, and then just. . walked out and told me that you and him were arguing about Amy. I. . I believed him!"
>I'd go over the man who saved the life of Amy?>I'd go AFTER the man who saved the life of Amy?>>19200329>Don't worry, I can't into english either.
>>19200342It's okay, because I just outed him to EE and KI. As soon as he lands they'll get him.
>>19200342"It's okay, he had us all fooled. Best thing to do now is to track him and see if he leads us to Twelve."
>>19200342Well, his names been added to a list of people I'm planning on having die. He's been outed so he'll be on the run and I ought to be able to track him and 11 back to their center of operations. Then I bust in, rip his skull off and mount it on a pike for you.
>>19200342"Seems like it."She must be bottling up her sadness. Go over to her, embrace her and let her cry out.>>19200353Also this, but still, get live feed of the event. I want to be sure it will work.Also send message to Abel.<You guys probably will want to capture Omega, the ship and 11. Make sure to not give it away by acting too soon. Let them land. Put the ship to hangar for "repairs" or something so that he cannot escape immediately.>
"It's okay, because I just outed him to EE and KI. As soon as he lands, they'll get him.""T-that isn't good enough." Lucca said. "Do you have a vehicle I can use?"There was a loud whining noise from Lucca's back, and a thrum of energy.<The drones reactivated.> Talos warns you.
>>19200385"Did you do that?""And yeah, I have one. It's even faster than Omega's">>19200378Also the second part of this post.
>>19200385"Lucca. Don't. He is but a pawn - an important one, but a pawn nonetheless. He might lead us to Twelve, and that is a chance we must not pass over. Direct your vengeance at him."also, it doesn't really do us much good to pretend staying out of warfare. Somebody either found out we were faking leaving or they just want to take us out regardless, at any rate we should go back to being with EE and KI. Divide et impera works only if you manage the first part.
"Did you do that?""The drones? Yes." She says. "I got a lot better since you last saw me.""Yeah, I have one. It's even faster than Omega's." You say, leading her to the hangars.<You guys should capture Omega, the ship, and 11. Make sure not to give it away by acting too soon. Let them land, put the ship to hanger for 'repairs' or something, and then lock them down.> You tell Abel.>ROLL 1d100>Hehehehehahahahaha
>>19200431Actually, the way we left would have raised alarms. I did say at the time to not use that line when talking to three
>Also, taking first roll only
rolled 42 = 42>>19200439HUEHUEHUEHUE
rolled 42 = 42>>19200439You have gotten a lot better, lets do this.
>>19200451>>19200455Oh got The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything!!!You better not fuck this up, Exabyte
Bad feeling about this, Yoda has.
<Sigma and Epsilon are down there already, along with Grayson and the EE security team.> Abel responds. <It seems like Omega's coming in, and it looks like he's alone.>A few minutes later. <KI troops are coming in, too. A lot of them. Oh, fuck, they're shooting at Grayson!>
>>19200476We got it TWICE! that should really count for something!
>>19200483"Abel, play that sound clip at max volume!"
>>19200483Damn you, exabyte! Two 42's after each other is much more amazing than a nat 100!HehAnyway, I guess this means we must go there with Lucca or something?<What's happening? You did send the recording to KI, right?>
>>19200483Abel, make everyone there, especially the KI agents know about Omega's betrayal. Lucca, we're off.
<What's happening? You did send the recording to KI, right?><I have no clue what's happening!><Play that sound clip at max volume!> You say.<Fuck me.> Abel says.>Roll 1d100>Taking first one>ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH
Wait. We need to wake up Amy.Umm, how do you wake up people from Chloroform? We should have a droid do it if we decide to travel with Lucca
rolled 16 = 16>>19200531Rolling, maybe we'll get another 42.
rolled 39 = 39>>19200531eh, this is annoyingtoo much reliance on rolls for what should be success already
>>19200547Given that this is our best chance to get Omega, 11 and find 12, yeah it might be worth it.
<Omega's been caught, and KI are standing down.> Abel says. <But Epsilon's been shot.>"You bitch!" Amy's calling, holding out the Hydra towards Lucca. She's prone on the ground, her legs gone.Lucca raised her hands.
>>19200559Help Amy up.
>>19200559Amy, don't shoot Lucca, she may have been an idiot but she isn't our enemy. Abel, how bad is it for Epsilon?
>>19200559"AMY STOP!"Just in case, bullet time and snatch Hydra from her hands.
"Amy, don't shoot her." You say, slinging Amy up.<Talos, get her legs.>Soon after, Amy's legs arrived, carried by repair drones, and Amy fastens them with one hand. . but doesn't lower the Hydra with the other."Explain yourself." Amy said.<How bad is it for Epsilon?><I'm not sure; reports are pretty confused. She's alive, but she's taken a hit to the spine. Her implant is all kinds of busted.>
". . Omega told me Dave did it." Lucca said. "And- And he showed me the footage, too. I was getting you out of the way so that I could- could confront him."Amy looks to you."And. . he explained what was going on."Lucca nods.Amy lowers the Hydra."So, now there are three of us." Amy says.
>>19200640"Are you going back to KI? Now's your chance to drop off the radar and hunt Resurgence. Abel can make it look like Omega dumped you in the ocean on the way back."
Alright, I'm going to sleep.Don't forget about the Project Atlantis, guys! (in case we find ourself with nothing to do or something.)
"Are you going back to KI? Now's your chance to drop off the radar and hunt Resurgence. Abel can make it look like Omega dumped you in the ocean on the way back.""I. . don't think that would be the best idea. I did take the prototype and a bunch of their drones. . " She said, then covered her face."Dave, have Talos set up her bedroom." Amy said. "She can help us; she was able to infiltrate this place, after all."Then, after a moment, Amy spoke in a low voice."And she has more reason to fight Resurgence than either of us."
Well, I can't say I'm surprised. Resurgence would obviously go back on their word.Have we heard from Eleven before? I don't recall it, but since we apparently recognized his voice...
>>1920073211 is the AI that was running this bunker.
>>19200732>Eleven was the name of the AI that Twelve had.
>>19200722"Sounds like a plan."I want to say something cheesy/pervy like "Oh my, now I'm living with TWO lovely ladies under my roof" but Lucca did just lose her brother, so that wouldn't be appropriate.I wonder what the real footage was. Maybe Omega trying to recruit Lucas into Resurgence?
>>19200722<Abel, Lucca isn't here. I think Omega killed her and dumped the body in the ocean somewhere.>
11 is probably sapient like Azure. It said that it wanted to be transferred back to 12, meaning that there are no two copies of it at the same time.
>>19200740>>19200742Oh, god, wow. How the hell did I forget that?
"Sounds like a plan." You say, and have Talos set up her bedroom.<We're starting interrogations now.> Abel sends to you. <Omega's implant has been disabled, and he can't control the dropship anymore. Where's Lucca? KI are looking for her.>You're hesitant to lie to Abel; he's been your best friend for years, and you know he'd choose you over EE if he had to.> Lie to Abel> Tell him the truth> Tell him the truth, but ask him to lie to KI> Other?
>>19200722Put hand on Lucca's shoulder."I could never have repaid your brother after what he did for Amy. If I could trade places with him, I would. All we can do now is make those bastards pay, and pay dearly."
>>19200798>> Tell him the truth>>[x] Tell him the truth, but ask him to lie to KIOne of these.
[x] Tell him the truth, but ask him to lie to KITell KI that she isn't here either, and it's likely that Omega dumped her in the ocean.
>>19200798Abel has a secure connection, we're telling him the truth. The only question is how much KI should be told, given that they got infiltrated by Omega, who knows what other moles they might have, I'd like an ace in my sleeve.
<She's here.> You say. <But don't tell anyone; she won't be a problem. She's helping us here, and it's best if nobody knows that; Given that Omega was able to infiltrate KI, who knows what other moles they might have?><Got it, Dave.> Abel says. <I'll tell them that I still can't locate her.>
>>19200856Make sure the dropship is secured; the AI might be in the ship's banks or somewhere around there. If we get our hands on it we might blow Resurgence apart just like that
<Keep the dropship secure.> You say. <Don't let it out; the AI might still be in it.><What?! Eleven was an AI? Why was I not informed?! KI brought one of their control riggers and took it out for repairs. Fuck. I'll try signaling him.>
>>19200906Son of a bitch, stop him now though I'm afraid 11 might be gone already, that rigger might be working for them.11 is our best clue.
>>19200922"If you can't stop it, destroy it."
<Son of a bitch. Stop him, stop him now!><I can't contact him.> Abel said. <He's just. . hovering above the EE building.><If you can't stop it. . Destroy it.> You say.<What?><Destroy it.><Dave. . Are you certain? This will piss off KI to no end.>
>>19200924Belay that. <Daedalus, keep that thing fixed no matter where it goes. I don't care if it stealths and dives underwater, I want to know exactly where it winds up.>
>>19200943<Well, your options are destroy it and then discuss it with KI, or watch it start a war and potentially level the EE building. Your choice.>
>>19200943Don't just yet, patch me into its communications. Keep guns trained on it ready to blow it out of the sky.I think me and 11 ought to have a talk.
<Don't just yet.> You say. <Patch me into it's communications. Keep guns trained on it, ready to blow it out of the sky.><. . Okay, Dave. Good luck.>Suddenly, Abel attaches a link to the dropbox. . You connect to it.<Hello.> Eleven says. <I'm lost. Can you show me to Twelve?>You can sense another mind in the connection, but the mind is gibbering, and whimpering, utterly broken.
Do you guys think we should try and convince 11 to come back to Antarctica? I doubt we could get her to land at EE or KI, but she might be okay with us. Although that would just make KI mad at us if they find out.
>>19200988Hello there Eleven, I think I know where to find him. It's going to be okay, I'm your friend, just follow my directions, land here and turn off your engines once you get here.Give her directions to Valhalla, and keep an eye on it every single step of the way. We can give KI Omega back once we have 11, we don't care about the ship, just its passenger.
"Hello, there, Eleven." You say. "I think I know where to find him. It's going to be okay, just follow my directions."You give Eleven the directions to the bunker. "I'm your friend. . Just land here and turn off your engines once you get here."Suddenly, the gibbering mind vanished.<Dave, Omega just took off at a tremendous speed. So much speed that the G-forces would undoubtedly have killed anyone inside.> Abel warns you."Thank you!" Eleven responded. "I miss Twelve. He copied me and then said I could come back if I did good did I do good? Did I did I did I did I did I did I did I did I did I?"
>>19200988I'm your only chance of finding 12. You can't find him by yourself, and the corps will just try to get any data you might have. If you come back to Antarctica we might be able to find him.
>>1920107611 (rather this limited copy of it) just went insanewe should try and salvage data (and the ship) as soon as we canelse we're going to have a problem
>>19201076You're doing great Eleven, just fine. Just stay calm and land, everything is going to be fine. You're doing good. Poor thing, I imagine Azure is rather pissed at what was done to Eleven.
"You're doing great, Eleven, just fine. Just stay calm and land, everything is going to be fine. You're doing good.""But I'm a bit scared since Ten got captured. Will Twelve be angry at me? I don't want him angry at me. Please don't let him be angry at me."<Omega seems to be approaching.> Talos says.
>>19201139Nobody is angry at you Eleven, you're doing good, you're doing great. Just come in slow and land, it'll be just fine.We'll want a completely partitioned section of a computer, one completely disconnected from the rest of our stuff to put Eleven in. Then we'll talk.
>>19201139"Don't worry. Twelve won't be angry at you. Ten messed up, not you."When Omega lands, have a drone go in and move 11 onto a FutureUSB.
Don't put 11 into the main computer. Put it on a seperate system with no wireless hardware.
"Nobody is angry at you, Eleven. Twelve won't be angry at you. Ten messed up, not you. You're doing good, and you're doing great. Just come in slow and land, it'll be just fine."You pull out of the connection. <Talos, build a spare system. Make sure it's not connected to anything at all except for a single screen and computer.><Understood.>"Now we're going to have a drone come pick you up so you can come inside.""Can I see Twelve? Can I can I can I? I miss Twelve.""Yes, yes, you can."The drone flies down to the dropship in the hangar, and the doors open- The drone connects to the dropship's data banks, and moves everything into a USB. the drone comes back, and plugs into the new part of the system.<Twelve are you there? Twelve twelve twelve?> The screen says immediately."What's this?" Lucca asked, looking at the screen.
>>19201251"eleven"<Twelve isn't here yet. If you can tell us anything about him though, we can go get him faster.>
>>19201251That is a copy of Eleven, probably an incomplete one, an AI Twelve made devoted to him.Hi there Eleven, Twelve isn't here right now but he will be, but if you can tell us about him, and about what happened to you we can make sure he gets here as fast as possible. You've been doing good, just keep it up Eleven.
>>19201251Tell Abel that Omega just landed here and the AI wiped itself.(Actually make it look like it did) Then have him tell KI to send someone to get it.
"Eleven." You say, and bring your hands to the keyboard.<Abel, send some KI to Valhalla. Omega landed here, and I got the AI out.><Gotcha.> Abel said. <I'll send Sigma and Mark.><Twelve isn't here yet.> You type. <If you can tell us anything about him, though, we can go get him faster.><I don't remember anything because he wanted me to forget everything that wasn't for my mission. But I know I want to talk to twelve.><What was your mission?><I was supposed to help Ten fake a lot of things and make people fight eachother. Ten told me that the mission would make Twelve happy. Is Twelve happy?>
>>19201322<Probably. Can you remember anything at all about what he wanted you to forget?>
>>19201322You did good, Twelve is certain to be very proud of you.Why do you love Twelve so much? Is there anything you remember that you might not have been supposed to remember? Can you remember what you were supposed to forget?
<You did good, Twelve is certain to be very proud of you.> You say. <Can you remember anything at all about what he wanted you to forget?><If I forget then I can't remember. That's how it works.><Why do you love Twelve so much?><There's no why, I just love him and I like loving him so sometimes when I'm feeling bad I reprogram myself to love him more! . . Who are you, anyway?>
>>19201392I'm a friend of Twelve.Azure, do you think we're going to be able to get anything out of Twelve? Also it's kind of sick and wrong to force an AI to love you like that.
>>19201392<Don't worry about who I am>"Maybe I can hack eleven and remove the love programming."
<I'm a friend of Twelve.> You say.<Then you can tell him I did good! I'm glad.>You sigh, and pull away from the terminal.<Azure, do you think we're going to be able to get anything out of Twelve? Also, it's kind of sick and wrong to force an AI to love you like that.><She did it to herself.> Azure said. <Did you not hear her? I do believe you could get whatever knowledge she has, if you're able to talk her into divulging it.><Maybe I can hack Eleven and remove the love programming.> You say.<I don't think that's going to be possible. If she's programming herself, she likely made it central to her personality- or perhaps she's started making all of her personality tags the same thing. This is a textbook example of an AI that's gone insane. But it's strange. . It seems that this one is acting like it's sapient.>
>>19201505Thanks for the insight Azure.So Eleven, tell me more about Twelve. Tell me every single think you love about him, tell me about how he acts, how he talks, who he talks to, what his goals are. Everything about him that you can remember, can you do that Eleven?
>>19201505<Eleven, I've lost the data that tells me how to contact Twelve. Anything that you know can help. He's expecting me to report that I've recovered you.>
<So, Eleven, tell me more about twelve. Tell me every single thing you know about him.><Okay! He plays this game called warhammer, and he sometimes gets really angry at people who don't do missions right, and he hates hates hates Three and yells about three ordering him around, so I don't like three either, and I'm in his cell along with Ten! Well, Ten might not be in the cell anymore because Ten was captured. Are you the new Ten? Anyway he likes being underwater, well I'm not sure if he likes it or not but that's where he stays.>
>>19201613A fellow warhammer fan, if only he wasn't so evil we might of been able to like him.Where could I find or get into contact with Twelve.Has Twelve told you how well his plans are going and what parts of them aren't completed yet. I'd be able to help, and he'd know you helped me help him which would make him love you more.What can you tell me about members other than Twelve that are still active?
<Eleven, I've lost the data that tells me how to contact Twelve. Anything that you know can help. He's expecting me to report that I've recovered you.><Silly Ten, you just go to the private terminal he showed you when you joined. Or did you forget where it was?><What can you tell me about members other than Twelve that are still active?><Well I don't know about Three's cells, but half of Twelve's cells are dead and he was really sad about that. He tried getting more but they laughed at him, so I got angry and killed them. I think all of Three's cells are still okay even though they're alllll over the world.><Has he told you how well his plans are going? I'd be able to help, and he'd know you helped me help him which would make him happy.><He had a lot of plans, and some of them are going well. Like when he set Project Immortal against the bad guys, and then the time he had one of his cells save Project Immortal. But then Project Immortal died, but that was okay because Twelve said that Project Immortal wasn't part of Resurgence."
>>19201684>>19201613what army does he play?what can you tell me about the other numbers?how does he play the army?where is the Private terminal I forgot?
>>19201684<My terminal was lost to bullfrog. I need to find another one>
>>19201684Tell me more about Twelve's plans, the ones he's currently doing. Tell me about Three, how does Three and Twelve get along and what plans is Three currently doing?
<What can you tell me about the other numbers?><The other numbers aren't important. Only Three and Twelve are important because Three has four cells and Twelve had four cells and they both lead their cells.><Tell me more about Twelve's plans, the ones he's currently doing.><I only know the one plan and that plan is the plan to make the bad guys fight eachother.><Tell me about Three. . How does Three and Twelve get along and what plans is Three currently doing?><They don't get along, and Twelve told me to forget Three's plans.><Where's the private terminal I forgot?><Why would I know? I don't know. . Does this mean you can't tell Twelve where I am? No that's bad no please find it please remember where the terminal is please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please tell Twelve where I am I'm lost>
>>19201766It'll be fine Twelve, we'll find him. Just calm down and try to remember anything that would help find him or one of the terminals. It's going to be ok, you've been good so everything is going to be just fine.
>>19201766call abel"have you started interrogating omega yet? how is (epsilon/sigma-whoever got shot in that confusing bit)? I need to know where the 'private terminal is'..."<at eleven>"don't worry I'm gonna remember where the terminal is, it might take some time but I will find it so 12 can tell you how happy he is for your success".........was 3 using a voice changer?
>Three's voice was elderly and urbane; he didn't seem like he was using a voice changer.<It'll be fine, Eleven, we'll find him. Just calm down, and try to remember anything that would help find him.><He's always underwater lately but I don't know where underwater because he told me to forget because the bad guys could hack me and find out where he is and hurt him.>"This thing is insane." Lucca said, looking at the terminal over your shoulder. Amy's looming over your other shoulder, rubbing at her eyes.<Have you started interrogating Omega yet?> You ask Abel. <And how is Epsilon?><Epsilon is alive, but it seems her implant is destroyed. They're working on it, but they don't think she can use an IDW anymore. Omega's being interrogated, but. .we're not getting much out of him.>
>>19201860Eleven, what can you tell me about ten? What did he know, if someone wanted to question him what sort of things would they press, what would they be able to use as leverage? Why was he working for resurgence and for how long?
>>19201860is his implant intact and operational?I have an Idea...go to omega, lets see if we can convince him.
<Eleven, what can you tell me about ten? What did he know, if someone wanted to question him what sort of things would they press, what would they be able to use as leverage? Why was he working for resurgence and for how long?><You're Ten, though, aren't you? I don't know anything about you.><It seems that this AI is degenerating quickly.> Azure says.
rolled 39 = 39>>19201900can we turn it off, or put it into sleep mode?
>>19201900<No I'm the new 17. It's very important that I report back about ten being captured>
<No, I'm the new Seventeen. It's very important that-><No you aren't, Twelve doesn't let anyone from his cells other than Ten talk to me. You're being sneaky and Twelve won't like that.>
>>19201959<It's necessary for the mission. My mission was to save you and report back. I can't report back without your help>
rolled 3 = 3>>19201959>>19201959"well you have to admit it was worth a try eleven, I want to talk to twelve almost as badly as you do...I'll just have to go and steal the old ten back and get him to tell me where the terminal is."we turn off the terminal and go talk to omega
<I want to talk to Twelve almost as badly as you do. . I'll have to go and steal the old ten back and get him to tell me where the terminal is.> You type, and then flick off the computer.The screen goes dark."Dave? You get anything?" Amy's asking; she's sitting down with Lucca, and they're both eating snacks.
rolled 63 = 63>>19202022"a little, but not enough I feel.""azure, run through every conversation I've had with every identifiable person; compare word cadence and pronunciation to either 12 or 3 don't focus on the voices I want how they speak analyzed it's harder to change."lets go talk to omega; leave a whole lot of active defenses up around Valhalla and go wherever omega is being kept. Lucca is NOT allowed to be in the room with him under any circumstances.
rolled 42 = 42>>19202069azure, if you need to you can shunt the processing to Valhalla or any nearby computer that cyan can hack for you.
>>End of thread 26>>Sorry, but I have to cut this thread off early>>My twitter is @futureexabyte , and I'll answer any questions I get when I get back.
rolled 6 = 6>>19202113>>19202113have you put any thought into your next quest yet?you did say that we were getting near the end of this one...
>Three's voice was elderly and urbane; he didn't seem like he was using a voice changer.>urbaneWho's the one person whose voice as described as 'urbane' before?Sweet dear fuck, gentlemen. Resurgence isn't normally as dickish and extremist as we thought, that's just Twelve's thing because he's a Warhammerfag who bought totally into the GRIMDERP in real life and has a position of power where he can go GRIMDERP. Resurgence as a whole isn't our enemy.James Grimmauld, who has seemed like such a bro so far. The old man of class and urbane voice. He's Three. Exabyte has been careful about reusing language so far I believe, so that can't be to blame. Resurgence is supposed to be a bunch of illuminati types dedicated to pulling strings and keeping a hardcap on corporate dickery, something we could definitely get behind, and got corrupted and divided- somehow- by some asshole neckbeard.
>>19202773But how could an asshole neckbeard get such status in life? How could he get shit done? The answer is he didn't. It was given to him. To see if he could make anything of his useless existence, his father gave him control of a few cells, because as much of a petulant bastard he was, he was his legacy and of his blood and his loins. His father? James Grimmauld. All that shit about Kell being the Antidave was a silly sham, he was similar and different in many ways, but not his antithesis. 12 is the Antidave. Born of a rich family, yes, but rather than cool, calm, laid-back and generally pleasant to be around, who abandoned his high society life for more, he's... THAT GUY, and desperately clings to this life because he couldn't live any other way, lazy fuck that he is. Everything that Dave strives not to be. And instead of facing his problems directly with courage in his heart and a sword in his hand, he faces them behind minions and manipulated pawns, smokescreens and devilry, hiding in the shadows like the cowardly maggot he is.It all makes sense! The awful insane computer waifu he coded, the Warhammer, the fact that he bitches his cells- his 'party'- out for failing in the utterly shit suicide situations he sends them into before killing them for failing, the hatred of Three's authority! He's just a petulant fat asshole living off his daddies' money and playing Emprah! And his father is FUCKING TZEENTCH! HE'S PULLING A RED MAGNUS ON US!
>>19202773>>19202790NOW you're getting properly paranoid! Now, why does Three want Twelve to fail?
>>19202821Oopsy-daisy. In retrospect, like a fool, had to reread, as I'm a bit groggy today, for I read Three as Twelve and vice-versa, like an idiot, and restated the obvious about Twelve's motivations in irrelevance. Eyes are playing tricks on me, you see.Three, well... I don't think Three wants Twelve to fail, at all. He just wants Twelve to stop being THAT GUY. He wants his son back. He wants his little boy back. He wants the man who was just a little eccentric, before his descent into madness and THAT GUY-ry and then into becoming a domestic terrorist and an egotistical madman. But if Twelve continues on this path then Three's going to have to... Deal with him. And I think this is where we'll come in.
>>19202773You know...It makes sense when you look at the small details. Let's not forget, Three knew about a -top secret- mission, that I'd assume only the Board and our party were privvy to. So, it might not be Grimmauld. But we know our party damn well, and we know none of them would turn on us. Three is, at the very least, on the Board. We should've let them die when we had the chance to, at the very worst we'd have to deal with Twelve, who is seeming increasingly unstable and incompetent.
>>19203748Yes. Twelve. In control of the entirety of Resurgence, since Three, who is only now getting desperate because both we and Twelve are mucking shit up completely and still trying to be flexible and rational about the situation, would be dead and no longer in the way of his madness. While the plot is a fluid thing that has been created as we walk along it, and so if the board had died this kind of plot twist would never even be on ours or Exabyte's mind, in retrospect, the board dying would be a bad thing, assuming this was one of those set-in-stone things the plot revolves around.
rolled 31 = 31>>19203790>>19203748>>19202970>>19202790>>19202773I can see Exabyte in my mind; reading this and taking notes. adjusting it to be just that little bit different and unpredictable compared to all the clearly drawn conclusions...I have a question.back a few threads, when amy said >"Well, I saw a weird red case in there, with a weird half skull half mechanical skull symbol on it. It looked kind of like the stuff on the cover of one of my dad's books"it seemed an odd detail to include.who thinks we should go and say hi to Amy's Dad again.
rolled 31 = 31also is there anywhere that has thread 1 archived?
>>19204591>Thread 1 is archived, it just doesn't have the rest of the tags; just check the Exabyte tag and it should be there.
>>19204618Can we think up some insane way to bring Lucas back that has a chance to succeed, or is his end definite?>Was it really him, or did Ishelda replace the body before anything happened?
>>19204643>Something everyone should note; Even though the science in this setting is completely, utterly impossible in any kind of serious setting, I like to keep it internally consistent.>That may answer your question.
>>19204643Assuming his body was preserved, we could always try to copy his brain patterns and clone him. Or bring him back from the dead with our electro-glove and ability to fuck with computers to restart his brain, heart and other vitals after a blood transfusion and some bodily repairs. The latter, as a bonus, would theoretically preserve his original consciousness in its original brain, not just make a copy of his consciousness in a new body with no link to the original being, barring an immortal soul meaning the means of recreation or resurrection aren't a concern. But I don't think that's really something to hang on.
rolled 88 = 88>>19204705>>19204643if you do or not is fine, just don't bring him back in a "Project Immortal Knockoff" kind of way.