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>>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 backstory can be found at: http://pastebin.com/SbPd3kJm

The 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. EE also has constructed somewhat of a beneficial alliance with a corp called 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, Lucca, and Amy are all currently living in Valhalla, gearing up to take out Resurgence.

>You have 10000 credits.
>You have 1 fate reroll.
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"What?" Lucca asked, looking to Amy. "Twelve's gunship left the water?"

<According to my all-seeing, all-powerful eye, they are flying towards NearFuture City.> Daedalus claims. <Unless they are quite cunning, that is.>
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>>19238757
Let's get goin!
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>>19238774
"Quickly! To the Ravens! I'll pilot the drone!"
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quest threads are cancer GTFO
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>>19238788
>Ooh, I get my own troll to pet and feed and play with. I'll name him George.

"Well." You say, slipping on your helmet. "Let's get going, shall we?"

Amy rolled her neck. "I'll control Jormungandr from here. Lucca, your drones should be able to keep up if they cling to Jormungandr's surface. It's power shield and cloaking should protect them as well."
Lucca saluted, then put on the mask of her power suit. "Ready." She said.
"I figured I'd pilot the drone." You say.
"Then what? You figured I'd go out there, while still injured?" Amy asked.
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>>19238833
"I was thinking more about range than anything else. Can you really pilot it all the way in liberty city? Well, regardless we're wasting time here, you pilot Jormungandr."
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>>19238833
You make an excellent point, you pilot Jormungandr and blow a massive hold through that gunship.

Hey Lucca, when we're trying to fire the Disintegration Cannon the shields don't work, mind using some of your drones as ablative armor to help with that?
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"I was thinking more about range than anything else." You say. "Can you really pilot it all the way in NearFuture City?"
Amy nodded. "I gave it an extra uplink, so I could control it on the other side of the world." She said.
"Regardless, we're wasting time here." You say, locking in the helmet and climbing into the Raven. "Hey, Lucca, when we're trying to fire the Disintegration Cannon, the power shielding doesn't work. Mind using some of your drones as ablative armor to help with that?"
"Well, I can set up the light drones to help with that, but I think the heavies would be best as extra firepower." Lucca responded, and her Raven kicked off into the air.

<I have something to note, Dread Lord Dave.> Daedalus said. <The gunship. . is slowing down near the coastal city of San Francisco. From my sensors, it looks as if they're under attack by rocket weaponry.>
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>>19238919
I'm a Dread Lord now, cool.

Can you find who's attacking them?
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"Can you find out who's attacking them?"
<Negative. There appears to be three of them, but I cannot identify them. They do not fit the standard battle tactics of KI, as they are too overt. They also do not fit the standard battle tactics of CD.>
"Well." Lucca said. "It seems we can be cavalry for whoever it is."
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>>19238952
"Maybe Resurgence is having an internal problem?"
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You soared down from above the clouds, and saw the gunship slowly flying through the air. From on top of a building, you see a small, light mech, crouched down. Two rocket pods on the mech's shoulders fire, the missiles smashing into some of the gunship's turrets. On one side of the mech, there was a man in a strange, bulky powersuit- one that doesn't rely on CD's synthetic muscle design- on one arm was a massive power claw, larger than the ones even on your heavy mechandrites. On the other side was a young woman with a backpack and a monomolecular sword, simply wearing a jacket and sunglasses.
The gunship's turrets twisted, and started firing at the mech. The mech and the suit, however, started running, skipping away from enemy fire. The woman hit something on her belt, and then. . blazed into blue light. When the light faded, she was gone.
It seems you aren't the only one who can teleport.
"What's the plan here?" Amy asked. "We taking out their turrets first and infiltrating, or just searing them in half?"
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>>19238996
"I want to kill twelve, without any doubts. I want him dead. We infiltrate, I go in, kill everyone, then we shoot it down.
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"I want to kill Twelve, without any doubts." You say. "I want him dead. We infiltrate, I go in, kill everyone, and then we shoot it down."
"Got it. Lucca, take out the turrets with your drones. Dave, you can land on the top and cut your way in. I'll provide you guys with cover." Amy said. "Ready?"
"Ready." Lucca said, and then you saw a bunch of heavy drones materialize out from where you knew Jormungandr was, and arc down toward the gunship, chainguns sparking against the enemy turrets.

You got a transmission from the mech. "Who the hell are you?" Came the gruff voice. "You ready to kick these guys' ass too?"
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>>19239057
"Yup. Just stay out of our way and we'll stay out of yours."
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"Yup. Just stay out of our way, and we'll stay out of yours."
"Got it, bro. Just don't blow the thing up yet. K's still in there."
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>>19239087
"I'm going in too, so tell K to avoid the guy with the mechandrites."
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"I'm going in too, so tell K to avoid the guy with the mechandrites."
"Got it." He said.

You dove out of the raven, landing on the top, near a destroyed turret. You drew out your smallest 'drites, and started using your plasma blades to cut a hole in the hull.
From the distance, on the other end of the gunship, one of the turrets turned toward you. .
A power claw tore it up, tearing it out of it's socket. The man in the non-CD power suit gave you a thumbs up, and tossed the turret over his shoulder.
You dove into the hole your plasma drites dug, and landed down next to two more turrets. The gunship shook, as if it had been hit by rockets.
"You'd better hurry, Dave." Lucca said. "I'm taking losses."
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rolled 42 = 42

>>19239155
Fuck, we badass.
TIME FOR RIP-ROARING STORM OF DEATH!
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rolled 30 = 30

Davids gonna dave
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Your heavy drites catch the turrets before they turn toward you, and you tear them up, flinging them down the hall, where they slammed into and dented a blast door of some kind. You hear a woman cuss. You approach the blast door, and see a woman kneeling near the blast door's control panel.

"The cockpit's right through here!" The woman said- it was the one with the sunglasses, jacket, and backpack. "Here I was, hacking it open, when you had to dent it up! It won't even open anymore! What kind of idiot are you!" She called, pointing at you.
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rolled 47 = 47

>>19239218
Rip door open with heavy drites.
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rolled 44 = 44

>>19239218
rip it open with the drites.
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Your power claws ram into the door again, and the woman starts yelling at you some more. You brace yourself, and the blast doors start opening. . slightly. They make a loud rending noise. . and then you hear.

"Infiltrators are within the complex." Eleven says. "I repeat, Infiltrators are within the complex. Security, to blast door Gamma. Security, to blast door Gamma."

"Fuck you!" The woman called. "Maybe you could have done that *without* getting the alarms to go off?"

You redouble your efforts of ripping open the doors, but it's easier said than done.
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rolled 47 = 47

>>19239256
Come on dice gods, don't fail me now!
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rolled 73 = 73

>>19239265
>>19239230
Really? 47 twice in a row?
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rolled 5 = 5

>>19239256
Use your plasma blades to cut it open.
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rolled 100 = 100

>>19239256
Hack the intercom. Start playing polka music.
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What the hell?
Not a single attempt at hacking?

What the hell is wrong with you?

Like always, try to take over the security
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>>19239278
YES
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>>19239287
Turn on the cloak and proceed inside
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>>19239278
We should play this instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M02_dnl9zCA
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There's another loud rending noise. Eleven starts to speak again, but you hack the intercom.
No queen, this time.
"Ugh, is that accordion?" The woman asked, as you pulled the doors completely open.
On the other side were three people, each with guns. The woman dived behind the doorway, as the three pulled the triggers, gauss projectiles bouncing off of your power shield.
<98% power shield remaining.> Magenta told you.
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rolled 12 = 12

>>19239313
Get close and flay them with the monoblades.
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rolled 91 = 91

>>19239313
Pfffhaahaha
Open fire with ALL OF OUR DRITES!
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You bring your drites forward, and fire.

The resulting explosion from your HE autocannon shells left nothing but charred and destroyed armor, the fragments sparking against your power shield.
"Holy shit." the woman said. "After this, I want to shake your hand."

You and her crawl through the open blast doors. "This way." She said, and skidded next to another blast door. She tore off the control panel, and started tinkering with the mass of cables behind it.

"Dave! I'm pulling my heavy drones back- I'm running out of them." Lucca says. "But I'm going in."
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rolled 21 = 21

>>19239342
"Another one of my Friends is coming in."
Hack as much of the nearby systems as possible.
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rolled 96 = 96

>>19239342
Do our crazy bullshit magic hacking and have the door slide open. "I got a friend joining the party, apparently.
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You put your hand against the cables, and open the blast door.
"I got a friend joining the party, apparently." You tell the woman.
"I'm already here." Lucca said from behind you, and materialized. "Should we cloak and go ahead, or stick with this lady?"
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>>19239376
It doesn't really matter, as long as someone kills 12.
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>>19239376
Daamn son, we make people look like fools.
"Nah, I have a feeling this girl has some kind of vested interest in killing twelve as well. I figure we can all do it together. Remember, body shots people, everyone gets a turn."

Motion for girl to continue.
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"Nah, I have a feeling this girl has some kind of vested interest in killing Twelve as well." You say.
"I'm K, not 'this girl'." She said. "I don't care about Twelve. As long as we stop Resurgence from fucking around with the scheme of things, I'm happy."
You shrug, and motion for her to continue. Three more people are standing there, guns at the ready. .
But from behind, something tears through the wall, bullrushing the three and knocking them down. It's the powersuited man you saw from before, a massive power claw for one arm.
"Sup."
"Yo." K said.
The gunship shook again.
"Let's continue, shall we?" Lucca asked.
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The four of you rush into the next room. . and you see a young man sitting in a chair. He spins it around, and gives you a gloating grin.
"Hey, Dave." He says, and you place his voice. Twelve. "Let me guess; you're here to kill and or interrogate me, right?"
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>>19239473
Stab him in stomach. "Nope, really just want to kill you. Let me guess, I walked right into your trap?"
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>>19239473
"Well, first I want to know where my admech army is, then I'll kill you."
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"Nope, I just really want to kill you." you say, and swing the mechandrite forward. With a spark of a power shield, it flings your 'drite away. "Let me guess, I walked right into your trap?"
"Ha ha!" He cried. "You four walked right into my trap!"
"Where's my admech army?"
"Oh, well, the paint job wasn't well done, so I tossed them." He said, and shrugged.
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>>19239473
"I was going to make a stupid pun about how bullfrogs eat birds that are stupid enough to get close, but I think I'd rather just kill you."
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rolled 60 = 60

>>19239501
hack everything in the room.
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rolled 23 = 23

>>19239501
YOU MOTHERFUCKER
REND HIM TO PIECES
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rolled 91 = 91

>>19239501
Okay, well, overwhelming force just like always. Fire everything.
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"You motherfucker." You say, and launch every drite you have against him. They spark away, but you ignore it, continuing to throw yourself against his shield, your drites becoming a deadly, monobladed and plasmabladed whirlwind of destruction, tearing up the floor and ceiling as you twist your spine, smashing into the shield.
You pull back, panting, and he's grinning at you.
He shrugged, but before you let him say anything else, you point all of your weapon drites at him, at the very edge of his shield, and start firing.

The resulting HE shells bowl you back, and when you look at him. . he's unharmed. Not even a scratch.
You bring your heavy drites down, and replace their current shells with. . something special from Grayson's Big Box of Explosives.

You fire two EMP shells against the shield, where they go. . through. His grin falls immediately, and then the room goes dark.
You, however. . you're protected against EMPs. You walk right through the point where his shield was, and grab him by the throat.
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rolled 90 = 90

>>19239560
FUCK YOOOOU!
Slam him into the ground, repeatedly.
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>>19239560
"Sup."
Then start cutting
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"Sup."
"You know, if I die," He says, showing you another shit-eating grin
"Fuck you." You respond, and slam him into the ground. He makes a dent. You do it again, and he makes another dent... along with a strange clang noise.
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rolled 66 = 66

>>19239560
Guys, chill a bit. We need to see what we can get out of him. I doubt he's as fanatical as the others.

Besides, he obviously still has our Admech army.
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>>19239588
Hmm, that's not good. Cut him open to make sure he bleeds.
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You slash at his arm, and he gasps loudly as blood spurts out.
"Three will find you, you know. And your little girlfriend. I made sure to tell him all about youuu." He says.
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rolled 3 = 3

We're holding him.
Use hacking through our hands.
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>>19239616
Okay, I say that's enough venting of our anger for now.
"Tell me where my admech army is. Amy, K, anything you want to ask him?"
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>>19239616
"That's okay. The more you throw at me the less you actually hurt the corps."
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>>19239616

We know hes looking for us and that you and him aren't getting along. But thanks for the heads up.

Then cut his head off
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"Tell me where the admech army is." You say.
"I told you. I tossed em."
"Amy, K, anything you want me to ask him?" You ask.
Lucca growls. "Why'd he send Omega after my brother?"
"Technically." Twelve said, raising his finger. "I told Ten to recruit your brother. And if he couldn't, *Then* kill him. There was a difference."
Then he grinned, and started bleeding from the nose, and ears. "By the way, Dave. Haven't you heard of the Bullfrog 2.0 yet?" He asked, chuckling to himself.
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rolled 86 = 86

>>19239660
Smash his spine just below the ribcage.
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rolled 71 = 71

>>19239660
Hack his own implant, make it constantly blare the Barney the Dinosaur theme song in his head.
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rolled 18 = 18

>>19239660
"...scale of one to ten, how much is this going to hurt?" Then, before he answers, POWERCLAW him to death.
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>>19239660
Don't know don't care.

We'll find out eventually
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You bring your heavy drite forward, and smash your power claw straight through his torso, through his back.

He gave you another maniac grin, and started bleeding from the eyes.
"You missed." He mouthed.

Then his eyes rolled into the back of his head, and your drites felt his heart stop.

<You misssed.> He repeated. <You missssssed. Too late!>

<Lord Dave, there's something going on with the satellite network. Something bad. It seems like some kind of AI incursion.> Daedalus warns you.
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rolled 40 = 40

>>19239697
I knew we should've hacked it. I just knew it. Shoot our consciousness into the satellite network. WE WILL DEFEAT HIM!
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rolled 8 = 8

>>19239697
Hack him full bullet time, AI help, final destination
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rolled 42 = 42

>>19239712
>>19239717
Don't you play me this way dice gods! Don't you put that evil on me dice gods! I SACRIFICED A GOAT TO YOUR GLORY DAMN IT!
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Screw this.
You killed him.
He should be *dead*.
With your drites, you tear whatever it was from his spine. It's still running, and it looks similar to your own bullfrog.
You crush it.

Then you close your eyes, and spread your arms.

You're thirty six thousand miles above the earth. . and you're not alone.

"Sup." Twelve says.

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The world is burning.
You're a great beast, sailing above a blue and white city made out of points of light. Your opponent is on the other side of the sky, floating toward you. He's not a winged, clawed beast like you, but more a kraken- a massive, tentacled beast made for crushing. On your back is your rider- a man with a great, blazing green spear. A jouster. He's exactly like you- no, he *is* you, you realize, and you beat your wings.

>Roll 1d100
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>>19239057
<turn off the satellites and put them into sleep mode so that he cannot continue the intrusion>
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rolled 90 = 90

>>19239745
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rolled 54 = 54

>>19239745
"Sup."
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rolled 55 = 55

>>19239745
"I've been at this a lot longer than you kid."
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You beat your wings harder, and fly directly towards the kraken.
You adjust your balance on the beast you're riding, and take your spear- no, your lance, into your hand. As your mount bursts forward, the Kraken- your opponent, apparently, widens his twelve tentacles, ready to strangle you and your mount.

The two of you collide in mid air, dragon and kraken spinning and falling into the burning city.
"I've been at this a lot longer than you, kid." You say, and thrust your lance into the kraken's eye. He roars in response, and tightens his grip.
Time and consciousness suddenly becomes a thing that doesn't exist.
Next you know, the kraken is laying on a building, dead, and you're rending it open with your teeth and powerful claws, consuming and gnawing. .

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You open your eyes, and you're in. . Valhalla.
"Dave!" Amy calls when you open your eyes. "Azure said you were gone!"
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>>19239798
"I was for a bit. 12 uploaded himself to the sat net and I followed. I'm pretty sure he's dead now."
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>>19239798
Nah, Twelve just decided to try to escape into the satellites. I stabbed him to death with a lance, it might have been a metaphor, the type of metaphor that deserves heavy metal played behind it.

So, we take out the gunship and did we get Eleven out of there?
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"I was, for a bit." You say. "Twelve uploaded himself to the satellite net, and I followed. I'm pretty sure he's dead now."
<He might as well be.> Azure said. <You integrated him- nothing of his personality is left.>
"Don't do that to me again!" Amy said. "Azure was walking around and making sure you ate, but- I was worried!"
"How long was it?"
"Just a few hours."
"Did we take out the gunship and did we get Eleven out of there?" You ask, and Amy nods.
"Those other three freelance people took it apart for us, but we got their computer systems."
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>>19239841
Amy, I promise whenever I go on these out of body experiences I'm going to come back. It was sort of unavoidable in this situation, I couldn't let Twelve get away.

Wait, I integrated him? I thought that was an AI only thing, well considering we were both free floating consciousnesses in the sat network it makes sense.

Who were those three freelancers, they were rather good at their job.

Well since I did integrate him, am I going to change from this? Also I ought to be able to talk to Eleven, technically part of him is in me.
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"Amy, I promise that whenever I go on one of these out-of-body experiences, I'm going to come back." You say. "It was sort of unavoidable in this situation; I couldn't let Twelve get away."
"You promise?" She asks, clasping her hands behind her.
"Promise."
"Okay." She said, leaning closer and kissing you.
<Wait, I integrated him? Am I going to change from this?>
<I don't believe so. You consumed his knowledge, but from what I can tell, you have no personality changes.> Azure responds.
"Who were those three freelancers?"
"Well, they're . . hard to explain." Amy said. "They're kids. Kids who ran into the whole Resurgence thing and said 'let's fight these guys'."
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>>19239910
They seem like nice folks, after this is over I'll buy them a round. Man I am going to end up owing everyone beer by the end of this.

Well the only big threat resurgence still has is probably Three. For now I'm going to look over what new knowledge I have and talk to Eleven.

Make sure to keep all of the stuff from the gunship isolated, we want to keep Eleven right where she is.
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rolled 68 = 68

>>19239910
<I have his knowledge? Does...does that mean I know EVERYTHING he knew?>
Scan for memories of 3.
"They sound like good kids, and I respect that giant robot arm guy. Looks like he could clamp someone good."
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<I have his knowledge? Does... Does that mean I know EVERYTHING he knew?>
<Not everything, and most of it is subconscious, but I'm sure you'll learn a few things you didn't, before.>
"They seem like nice folks." You say. "For now, I'm going to check out what new knowledge I have and talk with Eleven."
". . Okay, Dave." Amy said. You approach the computer, and turn it on, ready to talk to Eleven.
<Are you okay, Twelve?> The AI asks instantly. <Last I saw before everything went dark was- was->
<I'm fine.> You respond, and before you think about it, you type in a code you'd never seen before. <Authorization, B-65317.>
<Twelve! that IS you!>
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>>19239976
Yes it is. Remind me of all the operations and operatives of Three and any other major operations by the rest of Resurgence.
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<Yes, yes it is.> You say. <Remind me of all the operations and operatives of Three and any other major operations by the rest of Resurgence.>
<Uhm, Twelve, that IS the rest of Resurgence. The Bullfrog's group killed your last two cells. Now it's just you, me, and Ten. Three doesn't share his operations with us, because, as he said to you last week. . .>

"You would fuck everything up." Three's voice says, and suddenly you remember sitting in a chair. The sun was high, and you were sweating.
"I wouldn't fuck anything up!" Your voice says, screechily. God, why did it have to be so hot here?
"You failed at capturing Bullfrog."
"So did you! The ones that kidnapped him when he first woke up?! Remember those guys? He didn't even have any weapons, and he *still* crashed their van." You remind Three. That'll show him.
Three didn't get angry, like you expected.

You open your eyes. So. . that was what Azure meant by knowledge.
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rolled 19 = 19

>>19240055
"Right, fuck, I must still be reeling from that fight with the Bullfrog, asshole. Anyway, they destroyed the [GUNSHIP NAME IF THERE IS ONE] and I need to find the terminal. I'm so jumbled right now..."
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>>19240055
They took out the Gunship but we got out, remind me where terminals and our store houses and safe houses are please.
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<Right, fuck, I must be reeling from that fight with Bullfrog. Anyway, they destroyed the Pheonix, and I need to find a terminal. I'm so jumbled right now...>
<There are two terminals that can speak with Three,> Eleven said. <One in the antarctic base we retreated from, and another in NearFuture City.>
<Where's the one in the antarctic base?>
<Behind the west wall in the mainframe room. Pull aside one of the panels.>
You turn around, and Amy looks at you oddly, as you shove aside the panel. Behind it, is a terminal.
<Remind me where our safehouses are again.>
<If the Pheonix is gone, and Bullfrog has our Antarctic base, there's no safehouse we have left. But you can probably ask Three for something.>
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>>19240128
Eleven, let's reminisce about your creation. It's been a long day and maybe you can fill in a few minor details that slipped my mind.
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I say we pretend to be 12 and tell 3 that we killed Dave.
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>>19240128
<Thanks eleven, you're a big help.>
Probably not something he's ever said to it, but hey whatever.
Let's flip that terminal on and see what's up.
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>>19240158
We can fake his voice with our helmet right?
But perhaps we should use the terminal in near future city as Three should know that Antarctica is compromised.
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<Eleven, let's reminisce about your creation. It's been a long day, and maybe you can fill in a few minor details that slipped my mind.> You type.
<Well, I don't remember much about it. . .>

"But that's insane!" Ten is saying. "If you build a sapient AI, how will we be able to control it?"
What a fool.
"Simple." You tell him. "We program it to want to obey us."
"And what if it goes insane?"
"Keep backups." You say, rolling your eyes. "And give them a shutdown key."
"Why don't you just take someone from one of your cells to be the new Eleven?"
You growl at him.
"After Three stole Eleven from me, I'm feeling petulant. I don't want to take anything that isn't more useful than Eleven was."
"He's not Eleven anymore, he's Two." He reminds you. You glare.
"How's your infiltration going?" You ask.
"KI's already caught me hacking into them, and now they're on their way. They should find that I have the genetic disorder soon, and offer to hire me."
"Good." You say. "Get to it."

<Thanks, Eleven.> you type. <You've been a big help.>

You turn to the terminal. It's surprise that neither you nor Talos noticed it before.

>roll 1d100 for lying to Three.
>Taking. . third roll, bwahahah
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rolled 71 = 71

>>19240210
Rollan for lying skills.
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rolled 50 = 50

>>19240210
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rolled 44 = 44

>>19240210
Fiiine, I'll do the last roll. Sorry I get us all screwed, guys.
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rolled 76 = 76

>>19240210
Rollan
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<Greetings.> The terminal says. <I trust you have something to report?>
<Twelve here.> You respond. <Bullfrog has destroyed the Pheonix. . but I was able to kill him and his companions.>
<Good.> He responds. <So I'll assume you also retook your Antarctica base?>
<Indeed.>
<...You're not Twelve, are you?> The connection says. Then it goes dead. Fuck.
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rolled 54 = 54

>>19240270
Welp, hack into their network.
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>>19240270
Call the number back, don't pretend to be Twelve.
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rolled 47 = 47

>>19240270
Magic-bullshit-hack the terminal to trace Three back to his location.
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rolled 15 = 15

>>19240297
>>19240277
Maybe we're just not being enthusiastic enough?
Hack the terminal, plant a copy of Deadalus in their network to collect all information and infiltrate as much of their network as possible, reap the benefits of what we sow!
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rolled 18 = 18

>>19240307
That clearly wasn't the problem.
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You touch the terminal, and start tracing the connection, as quickly as possible. It goes to a satellite above south america, just like last time.. but nothing. The trail just slips off right ther-

"So, what?" You ask the technician. "This satellite should stop anybody who tries tracing us?"
"Only if they come from the outside in." The technician says. "Nobody will know that it comes to this city. It also has it's own AI, set to protect us."
"That'll be good." you say, and the technician glares at you.
"This is just for a fallback position." The technician says. "I don't want you coming back here and leading your enemies here."
You raise your hands innocently. "I wasn't planning to make Three take care of my enemies." you lie smoothly.
The technician continues glaring at you. "As long as you don't lead them here." He said, and you look out of the window.

Your eyes open.
You. . you know that city. Dave knows that city.
It's where you lived for the first sixteen years of your life.
Nearfuture New York.
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>>19240345
DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!
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>>19240345
"Amy, we need to go to Nearfuture New York, that's where three is..."
Maybe stop and see our parents as long as we're there? Bring Amy along, cuz why not?
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>>19240345
Get one of these.
"Amy we're going to New York!"
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>>19240345
Amy, we're going to go to New York, that's where Three is.

We should probably let the cat out of the bag on our past for her as it is very likely to come up while we're there.
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"Amy." You say, and she looks up. "We're going to New York."
"What, why?"
"That's where Three is."
"I do think I'm healed up enough, but. . ."
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>>19240398
"I... guess I should also tell you. That's my home town."
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inb4 Three is Dave's father
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>>19240398
You don't have to go if you don't want to. But given that I grew up there I figured after we shanked Three I could show you some of the sights.

We've got Resurgence on the ropes something fierce and if we take him out they'll just completely fall apart, Three is probably where they get their funding.
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>>19240415
That seems a bit out of character for Dave.
If I remember correctly Dave does not talk about his past.
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>>19240448
Shouldn't he at least give some info though? She's gotta find out eventually.
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>>19240448
But now that there is a distinct possibility of it coming up soon it's better to tell now than suprise later.
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>>While it's normally out of character for Dave, since you guys are essentially Dave, I'm setting it up to a vote.
>[] Tell Amy about your past
>[] Do Not Tell Amy about your past
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>>19240398
"It will be fun, we can do all that touristy crap!"
>>19240459
Perhaps, I'm not all that opinionated on the issue it just seemed a bit off from what we usually do.
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[] Tell Amy about your past
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>>19240479
>[X] Do Not Tell Amy about your past
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>>19240479
[X] Tell Amy about your past

It's going to come up in New York, and she's been open with us about her life. Don't go spreading the word around to anyone else but she deserves to know at this point.
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>>19240479
[] Do Not Tell Amy about your past
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>>19240479
Tell her, everything else will just cause problems.
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>2 for not, 3 for tell.

"I... guess I should also tell you." You say, checking the cameras real quick to make sure nobody was in hearing range. "That's my hometown."
"What? How'd you end up in NearFuture City?"
"I, ah, wandered around a bit. A lot, actually. For months. I have the feeling that this is likely to come up while we're there, so I figured I'd tell you. . ."

". . . And then I never ever planned to go back there ever again." You say. "I essentially disinherited myself. It's been four years."
Amy's staring at you, somewhat wide eyed. "Does Abel know?" She asked.
"Nope." You say.
". . that explains a few things I've been wondering." Amy said, and pulled you close, kissing you.
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>>19240518
Yeah, just don't tell anyone else it isn't something I like to bring up. Given that it's entirely possible it'll come up while there I figured it was for the best if you knew.

And that is why I can play the piano, and knew exactly how to break your mother's composure.
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"Like what?"
"Like the way you acted at dinner with my folks, and the way you can play classical music on the piano, and that strange, strange look on your face when I was telling you about that argument with my mom."
"Yeah, just try not to tell anyone. It's. . not something I like to bring up." You say.
"Well, duh." She said, arms wrapped around her shoulders. "If you're only telling me that *now*. But don't worry, mum's the word. When are we going?"
Well, Three's still probably off-balance from the loss of Twelve, so if you go now. .
But being hasty might not be the best choice.
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"I'm not sure." You say. "What time is it now?"
"It's midnight. You've been out for a few hours. But while Azure was making sure you were eating and doing all that sort of stuff, it was. . kind of creepy. I kissed her on accident, thinking she was you." Amy said, and bit her lip.
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>>19240630
We need to figure out who Three REALLY is. We need to start roving through Twelve's memories.

I thought it could be Grimmauld, but either Grimmauld's buggered off to New York or it's someone else. If it isn't Grimmauld it's someone of similar character. We know that urbane voice, man.
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>>19240723
"Well, that's awkward, but understandable. Um. Azure, would you mind explaining your thoughts on the matter? On speaker?"
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>>19240723
So, was Azure a good kisser?

We shouldn't be hasty, we should devote all available resources to getting Three's identity then smash him into paste. Going right to New York would play into his hands and I'd rather not stumble around there blind.
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>>19240723
Hah! I bet Azure LOVED that!
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"Well, that's awkward, but understandable. Um, Azure, would you mind explaining your thoughts on the matter? On speaker?"
"It was strange." Azure said through your helmet, which was sitting on the desk. "Very, very strange. Dave, I am never ever taking your body over again. At least not when there are any females in the area."
"But anyways." you say. "We shouldn't be hasty. We should devote all available resources to getting Three's identity and *then* smash him into paste. Going right to new york would play into his hands, and I don't want to do it blind."
"How do you propose we do it? Get his identity, I mean?" Amy asked.
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>>19240795
Three seems to be the money behind the operations.

So first we narrow down it down to the list of people who have the funds, resources and connections to pull this shit off. It's also an older man with an urbane voice, so that helps.

Then I sift through that by eliminating possibilities and sifting through Twelve's memories. Once that is done it will hopefully be found or we have a small list to work from and we can narrow it down in person and checking other facts against it like the times we know what Three was doing.
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>>19240795
"His voice is very familiar, so I have a hunch. But I need to review Twelve's memories for a bit. And unfortunately I might need Eleven to help."
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"His voice is very familiar, so I have a hunch. But I need to review Twelve's memories for a bit. And unfortunately I might need Eleven to help." You say.
"But then again, he seems to be the money behind the operations. We need to narrow-"

The terminal behind you pings.
<Bullfrog.> It says. <This is Three. I believe you wanted to speak with me?>
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>>19240910
Is it weird that for some reason I just want to sit down and have a conversation with this guy? Since twelve is dead, I mean, this guy's been pretty decent so far.
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>>19240910
<Twelve is dead along with all of his cells. You made a bad choice of lieutenant.>
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"You know, you might not be- as far as I've experienced- a complete bastard like Twelve was, you've got a lot to answer for, and I mean a lot, a lot a lot, Three. Or should I say... JAMES GRIMMAULD?"
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>>19240910
Hey there Three, do you have to use the name Bullfrog, I never really liked it that much.

So, as you've probably guessed Twelve is dead. I'm considering hunting you down but I figure I may as well let you speak your piece before I deal with you the same way I dealt with Twelve.

Are you planning on keeping up this Resurgence business? Because it's sort of falling apart.
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>>19240945
Append an appropriate "while" and "still" at necessary points. Lazy editing. Hurr.
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<Hey there, three, do you have to use the name Bullfrog? I never really liked it much.>
<Then what should I call you?>
<Go ahead and call me Dave.>
<Very well, Dave.>
<Twelve is dead, along with all of his cells. You made a bad choice of lieutenant.>
<Yes, I understand that.> The response comes immediately.
<I'm considering hunting you down. . but I figure I may as well let you speak your piece before I deal with you the same way I dealt with Twelve.>
<I was hoping you'd give me this chance.> He says. <Resurgence isn't as bad as you think it is. We're not terrorists. There were. . multiple factions, I suppose you could say. Twelve was the leader of one faction, and I was the leader of the other. Now that Twelve is gone. . I'm hoping we could call for a cease fire.>
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>>19240984
<It depends twelve. Are you calling truce with KI and EE, or just with me and my friends?
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>>19240984
<That depends on what you're going to do. If you keep attacking corps randomly with no concern for bystanders then we're going to have a problem.>
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>>19240984
I am still kind of miffed that you tried to kidnap me way back when, but do go on.

What would your activities include if I accepted this ceasefire? Would you still be going after KI and EE for example?
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>>19240984
<Ahuh. Mmmhmm. I see. You know, I had a feeling you'd turn out to be a reasonable man. At least by comparison to Twelve. That, or maybe you're just a bit desperate. I'm going to assume you're being honest, for now. Tell me, what is YOUR faction's goal and method?>
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<You know, I had a feeling you'd turn out to be a reasonable man. I'm going to assume you're being honest, for now. Tell me, what is *your* faction's goal and method?>

< My faction may not be militant. . but we still insist on causing breakdown of the megacorps. Not through murder or blackmail or weaponry like Twelve, however. We're using money and stockholders and getting new laws drafted. We're not trying to change everything in a single month like Twelve's faction was, but. . we're gradually changing it over time.>

<What would your activities include if I accepted this ceasefire? Would you still be going after KI and EE, for example?>
<Yes.> He responds. <But not as you'd initially think. Grimmauld and the board would merely lose their jobs, while people you know, such as Dr. Viridian, would go to independant research facilities. Research that would change the world.>

<Imagine, Dave, if everyone worked for the greater good of all mankind, instead of working for their own corporations. With your friend Amy's power shield repulsion technology, and KI's hover plate technology, we could leave this planet and reach the furthest stars. With Dr. Viridian's bullfrog, and CD's synthetic muscles, we could restore true limbs to amputees, instead of a paltry prosthetic. With Project Immortal, we can prevent human beings from dying. With Van Co.'s atomic goop, we could create machines for those in third world countries. Resurgence aren't terrorists, Dave. We're not working to break the world. .but to unite it.>
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>>19241094
<Listen, I don't disagree with what your saying, nor do I particularly have a problem with how you're going to go about it, but I don't think it's feasible. This has been done... dozens of times throughout history. A small movement, out to change the world, big dreams for humanity... Even the ones that have succeeded corrupted their own dream, turned it into a bastardization of what they wanted. Your organization has already split up into two factions, one of which I took care of for you, and it's not even particularly big. I guess what I'm getting at, is what reason do I have to think your cause will be any different from the countless others like it?>
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>>19241094
That is a wonderful thought, very optimistic I'll say.

You do know that all of the technologies you're talking about just came from these Corps that you hate. Instead of trying to break them up just lend more support for ones like EE and KI who happen to be rather nice to work with, let them keep their jobs and focus on civilian applications.

Hell KI and EE are starting to work together, find joint applications of their tech, breaking them down now is going to be counterproductive towards your cause.

You don't need to break them down, if you do something nastier is going to step into their place.
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>>19241094
>>19241094
quote the opening lines of bioshock at him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcLLwgNikvY

no! says the man in moscow; it belongs to everyone...
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>>19241094
<A lofty and respectable goal, Three. But people will suffer because of your slow erosion and destruction of the existing corporate infrastructure and economy, in your attempt to push us towards some fabled singularity. What if humanity isn't ready? What if the loss of the megacorps will only drive us back, and make your goal an impossibility until new ones rose? It was Marx who said, long ago, that capitalism and technology would have to reach the peak of decadence and advance heavily before a revolution, peaceful or militant, would be possible. The current system is necessary, for the time being; the competition, the ratrace, it motivates society to advance. We can do all sorts of subtle things to help this singularity and humanity along, and the odd heavy-handed action like taking down awful megacorps like Cadmium Dynamics to better things more directly, but I think even your faction is too hasty and its goal too high to reasonably reach like this, Three. But that's fine; you're not a murderer or an idiot like Twelve, you're a reasonable man and seem to really want to better people's lives as a whole. You know, on that note, the loss of his cells, and himself, seems to leave a gap in Resurgence...>

<I think it's time Resurgence got a new boss.>
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>>19241199
Actually, I'd be okay with this.
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>>19241199
ugh, I don't really want this to end with becoming cyborg jesus.
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>>19241233
I definitely think joining Resurgence is something we should think over, in depth, but not something we should jump into.
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>>19241199
No please don't. I don't want us being resurgence!
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>>19241233
We kind of are cyborg jesus, we literally came back from the dead. Though we didn't move the rock blocking the exit, we teleported.

I was thinking we don't need to be a direct part of Resurgence, we make friends with them and they keep on eye on things. Interfere as little as possible, push for stronger safety standards and so on. Fund those who are doing good work and try to bring corps together. When a corp goes full crazy Dave hunts them down and fixes shit.
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>>19241199
aw hell no.
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>>19241248
We've cut away the fat from Resurgence, so why not get involved with the lean meat that's left to some degree? If Three is speaking honestly, and isn't secretly a Borg-loving motherfucker, then we have no reason to be enemies and in fact have plenty of reasons to be friends.

>>19241258
This is also a good idea and what I had in mind, whether we join or merely make nice with Resurgence.
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Amy reads the terminal over your shoulder, thinking.
<Listen, I don't disagree with what you're saying, nor do I particularly have a problem with how you're going to go about it, but I don't think it's feasible.> You say. <This has been done dozens of times throughout history. A small movement, out to change the world, big dreams for humanity. . even the ones that succeeded corrupted their own dream, turned it into a bastardization of what they wanted. Your organization has already split up into two factions, one of which I took care of for you, and it's not even particularly big. I guess what I'm getting at, is what reason do I have to think your cause will be any different from the countless others like it?>
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<I. . don't know.> Three admits. <I. . believe that by the time we succeed. . technology would have passed far enough that someone or something could keep watch over humanity. I just know that building everything for warfare and for combat. . is not the way to go about things. Even if the conflict causes technology to increase more quickly, the conflict still ends human life and human lives.>

<A lofty and respectable goal, Three. But what if the loss of the megacorps drive us back, and make your goal an impossibility until new ones rose? It was Marx who said, long ago, that capitalism and technology would have to reach the peak of decadence and advance before a revolution, peaceful or militant, would be possible.>
<And you say it hasn't already?> Three interrupts. <Tell me, Dave. We have infinite power, with the power cores, and even ten years after they've been invented, there's still people without power, without stable lighting, and burning up the rest of our fossil fuels to gain what we have. Why? Why have, even small power cores, not been given out to those people? We have the supplies, and we have the parts. .But the reason we don't is because it's 'not profitable'. Despite whatever you say, everything is about money at the end of it. EE and KI might be nice to *you*, but that's because you're useful. They want to use you as a pawn. They pay you obscene amounts of money and make sure you're always looking the other way.>
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>>19241319
I agree with your sentiments, I really do. But will dissolving the corporations that design and improve the power cores give them to third world countries?

All we have to do it make it profitable, I'm guessing you're rather rich, so you start building some infrastructure in places that need it, use your obvious connections to boards of directors to have long term plans there and start building it up.

It's not a perfect solution, I don't think there is one, but it's the safer bet. You don't have to tear them down, just make saving the world profitable.

Now that the corps aren't at war anymore and the militant arm of Resurgence isn't around instead of everyone trying to build the biggest baddest gun we can apply the stuff we learned there to make it a better place.

This sort of change doesn't happen overnight, if you move too fast you're likely to lose everything you've been working for this whole time.
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>>19241319
<It's awful that those people are still suffering, but it is their own leaders fault. It is not the Corps, but the warlords to blame for the plight of Africa and Southeast Asia. Surely you remember the relief effort started by the UN, they installed power cores by the dozens, distributed food, built schools... and then the warlords weaponized the power cores, and used them to seize power. As soon as we realized we were doing more harm than good, it stopped. The Corps are not to blame for the plight of those people.>

>Hope you don't mind if I sort of free ball it with the history here.
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>>19241319
<Very true. But if we just handed out these things, wouldn't those third world countries' economies crash, utterly? They'd burn out in an instant. Everything would be too perfect; when everyone has everything they need, why bother to keep advancing? Indeed, it's actually corporate charities which keep those countries from getting ahead; the local economy suffers because corps push it out of their own market with meager charities. I agree that these corps, they're hardly scrupulous, even EE, which has done me good and has yet to do anything... Off, as far as I've seen. But they keep the world turning 'round at a fairly safe pace. This specifically anti-corporate stance is what's killing your organization, bub; there's more evils and gray areas to deal with than the corps, like the governments, both the corporate shills and the despotic ones, or crime, or any number of things. If we're going to guide humanity towards a brighter future, where no man must languish in poverty and suffering, where all are free to pursue what they wish, then we must be unbiased, careful, rational, and detached about it, despite what blind empathy and our own human ambition might drive us towards, painful as it is to ignore it. The tools of apotheosis are laid out before us; but is humanity able and prepared to use them?>
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>>19241319
Really? Hmmmm, well profits could be made from that marked as well. What we need is to better balance the system, not blindly attack every megacorp. That is just stupid no matter how subtle you are about it. If you really have so much power you could to make the board lose their jobs, then you should be using it on other things. Filing away corruption from third world countries and corporations for example. Make the third world a viable marked. It would be hard but not impossible.
I am not saying you should not touch the corporations though. Go ahead and take down what is needed but evaluate carefully first.

We can agree to a ceasefire. But if we see resurgence acting up like idiots again we will strike HARD.
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>>19241434
forget whatever I was saying or agreeing to. I like this.
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<I agree with your sentiments, I really do. But will dissolving the corporations that design and improve the power cores give them to third world countries?> You ask. <All we have to do is make it profitable. I'm guessing you're rather rich, so why don't you start building some infrastructure in places that need it, use your obvious connections to boards of directors to have long term plans there, and start building it up.>
<. . Perhaps. . >
<It's not a perfect solution.> You say. <I don't think there is one, but it's the safer bet. You don't have to tear them down, just make saving the world profitable. Now that the corps aren't at war anymore and the militant arm of Resurgence isn't around instead of everyone trying to build the biggest baddest gun we can apply the stuff we learned there to make it a better place. This sort of change doesn't happen overnight, and if you move too fast, you're likely to lose everything you've been working for this entire time.>
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<If we're going to guide humanity towards a brighter future, where no man must languish in poverty and suffering, where all are free to pursue what they wish, then we must be unbiased, careful, rational, and detached about it, despite what blind empathy and our own human ambition might drive us towards, painful as it is to ignore it. The tools of apotheosis are laid out before us; but is humanity able and prepared to use them?>
<. . .You're better at your words, Dave, than you are with the bullfrog.> He responds.
<We can agree to a ceasefire. But if we see Resurgence acting up like idiots again, we will strike *hard*.>

"We could, couldn't we?" Amy said.
"Could what?"
"Go to space with the power shield repulsion system." She said. "We'd need to build the hull to protect against cosmic radiation, but. . It's inspiring."
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>>19241503
are you suggesting that you can give us a love nest on the moon Amy?
<awed voice>
cause that would be amazing.
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>>19241503
"But what is there to find out there, Amy? Unless we were able to terraform, there's not much reason t... You have a plan for that, don't you?"
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>>19241503
Let's become the first couple on every single planet in the solar system.
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>>19241503
Holy shit; guys. I know what's up. This quest isn't far from over.

Get Amy on adding the cosmic radiation shielding; and other amenities. Pour almost all of our funds into atomic goop for the journey.

We're going out there to find some aliens, planets, and other shit.

We're going to turn this into NearFuture Space Quest.

And it starts: right now.
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>>19241503
"You know...we could take some repair drones, and Jormengundr, and the ravens up to the moon with some alterations. Build ourselves a nice little colony up there..."
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>>19241555
is* far from over.

I am way too excited about this.
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We could write "Dave was here" in letters big enough to see with the naked eye.
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>>19241503
We could go to space, in the future want to set up a nice cozy pad in one of the Lagrange Points or the moon?

So Three, do we have an accord, we guide the world best we can, keep people from fucking it all up. Apparently we're becoming the benevolent Illuminati, never thought that would happen to my life.

By the way if we're going to do this we may as well get each other's names, this number business while great for undermining stuff make jolly cooperation a bit harder.
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>>19241538
I think you're missing something in that scentence...

and I think part of it is a verb.

>>19241535
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>>19241585
Nonononono, we write "I AM WATCHING YOU".
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"But what is there to find out there, Amy? unless we were able to terraform, there's not much reason t. . . You have a plan for that, don't you?"
"No, not really. I don't even know how we'd deal with the gravity differences on other planets." Amy said, shrugging. "But I didn't even think about that before. The repulsion only needs power, and it can travel indefinitely even in a complete vacuum. . "
The terminal beeped again.
"You know, we could take some repair drones, Jormungandr, and the ravens up to the moon. . Build ourselves a nice little colony up there. . "
"That is the best idea I've ever heard from you, Dave." Amy said.
<So, Three, do we have an accord? We guide the world best we can, keep people from fucking it all up. Apparently we're becoming the benevolent Illuminati, never thought that would happen.>
<I understand, Dave. I'll. . stop all operations for now, and start up new plans from the ground up. You can. . keep the Antarctic base and the terminal, because I may ask for your advice once again.>
Below that note, there was a signature.
<Johann Buchanan - Three.>
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>>19241599
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>>19241624
Do we recognize that name?
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>>19241624
future google search

alternately cold realization at seeing our actual last name...
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>>19241642
>You've never heard that name before in your life.
>Also, could you guys stop with the binary? It's actually somewhat distracting.
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>>19241659
01010011 01101111 01110010 01110010 01111001 00101110
Er, sorry.
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>>19241624
Respond to that with Dave Davis Davidson.

Future google Johann Buchanan if we don't know who that is already. If it doesn't come up on futuregoogle we'll dig deeper.
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>>19241659
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>>19241659
Also, does this mean we are NOT going to future New York? I kinda wanted to burst through the doors of our parent's estate with Amy in tow and just go

"Sup. I'm building a colony on the moon. You want in on this?"
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oh boy is it shit up the quest thread time
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>>19241637
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>>19241697
>this means OH GOD I HAVE NO MORE PLANS so you can pretty much do whatever the hell you want.

You go to a different terminal, and start a future google search.
"No need." Amy said. "I know of him. He's been to some of my mom's parties."
She shrugged. "Apparently he owns a zoo, and has his fingers in a lot of different pies. You can probably ask my mom about him."
<Dave Davis Davidson is my name.> You respond.
<Then may we speak again, Mr. Davidson.>
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>>19241659
Oh, yeah, sure.
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Holy shit; stop the fucking binary circle-jerk, guys.
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>>19241712
No more plans, eh? Let's go with this one.
>>19241555
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>>19241730
Oh, let's ask Jun and our parents for some funding. Both a-la this:

>>19241697
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>>19241723
We are the white noise in Dave's mind.

Let's do >>19241555 and make first contact with aliens. I figure a infinite power source, attached to something that can accelerate rapidly and indefinitely, in a resistance-free environment like space should get us past light speed pretty quick.
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>>19241712
"Good to know, but let's not dig around his business so soon after achieving a d├ętente. That'd be just rude. But I think I have other business in New York, Amy. You know how I helped you ruffle your parents' feathers?"

"I need you to do the same with mine. I think it's about time I confronted those chucklefucks."
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>>19241712
Seems like we've won. Let's take a vacation somewhere. And invite Lucca and Lucas along.
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>>19241748
If we accelerate constantly at 1G we will have artificial gravity too...

>Sex in spaaaaace!
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>>19241712
Exabyte: This is up to you. It seems we finished the main "quest," so to speak. So you got two choices.

You can use the rest of this thread to privide a conclusion. Some sort of summary. We may not like it; but all good things must come to an end.

Or, you can take a break and come back with SemiNearFuture Space Quest. Take some time to think up of goals for us to accomplish in space. Maybe exploratory; possible long dead alien civilizations. This choice might be dragging it out a bit; and could go down in a ball of flames as a mediocre attempt to extend the life of a popular quest; but it would be one hell of a ride all the way down.

So, I know which one I want to do, but do you?
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>>19241712
I think we just Diplomanced the final boss character.

Cool.

Ok, plans for the longer term future, SPACE!

Plans for the near future, taking a vacation, talking to our parents again and getting funding for SPACE.

Also we should probably tell everyone that stuff is dealt with, at least for now.

Then we have a vacation. We can bring all of our buds along, Sigma, Grayson, Mark, Jun if she isn't busy, Epsilon, Lucca and Lucas.
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>>19241712
so Amy, you ever spend any time in new york?

I wonder if theo still runs the comic book store on oldhill street...
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>>19241796
I think this post summarizes quite well all the things we want to accomplish in the near future.
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>>19241796
Tack on some quality alone time remaking our admech army, and you got yourselves a plan.
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>You guys, you pretty much just ended the Quest as far as I planned. I'm very slightly panicking, but fuck it, I'm not ending the quest if you guys are still interested in Dave's Adventures. If it ends up dying in a ball of flames, that just means I can start another quest up with a completely different plot.

"Hey, Amy." You say. "Add the cosmic radiation shielding, life support, other amenities."
"Wait. . We're really doing it?" She asks, and gives you a maniac grin. "I have a lot, I mean a lot, of plans. Mostly zero-G sex."
"BUT FIRST." You say, raising a finger. "We still have business in New York, Amy. You know how I helped you ruffle your parents' feathers?"
"I need you to do the same with mine. I think it's about time I confronted those chucklefucks."
Amy got a grin.
"What's up?" Lucca asked, walking into the room.
"Oh, yeah." Amy said. "We should probably inform everyone."
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>>19241827
>remaking
We ate 12's mind, dude.

We know its fate, exactly and entirely.
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>>19241796
Diplomancing the final boss. Is. So. Friggin. Awesome.
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>>19241796
I still think we shouldn't walk up to the parents with words.

we should walk around places they are likely to be and when we see them give them the middle finger with as many arms and drites as possible. for teh lolz.

or we could track down that one bulley from high school...
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>>19241793
Holy crap this conclusion was amazing guys. I would like to continue this quest, But who says we would continue as Dave? We could be some other random generic guy who doesn't feel like the future is the ebst for mankind. Hell I bet someone could build up a reasonable argument on why this is stupid, we're leaving the Earth rather than fixing it etc.
Hell, maybe some corruption happens and we play someone trying to weed it it out. Man, this was a helluva ride and I was glad to be here at the very beginning.
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>>19241847
Lucca gets to tag along. We need to get started on the polyamory plan.
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>>19241847
Well, Resurgence is no longer a problem. I had a talk with Three, nice guy, and their goals have now changed and their rebuilding their plans from the ground up to help the world in a stable constructive fashion rather than trying to tear the corps down. So that means I'm officially on vacation and no longer busy.
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>>19241847
Zero G sex is actually much more difficult than you'd think.
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>>19241892
There are a lot of mechanical difficulties, but we can get around those through creativity and mechadendrites acting as bracing.
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"Well, Resurgence is no longer a problem." You say.
"What, really?"
"With Twelve dead, I was able to DIPLOMANCE the final boss." You say.
"Final boss? You say it like it was a video game." Lucca responds. You shrug, and contact Abel.
<Hey, Abel. Resurgence won't be an issue against the corps anymore.> You tell him.
<What, really? How?>
<Diplomacy. Go ahead and tell the others.>
"Also, Dave." Amy says. "We need to figure out how Twelve was able to get a bullfrog too."
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>>19241910
Sure thing dear. I'll call up Jun, ask if she knows anything about it, then find the facilities with the equipment and know how to implant this sort of thing if she can't point us in the right direction. We should probably get on that quickly before we all go on a well deserved vacation, but I doubt it's quite as big a deal as dealing with Resurgence was so I will be taking it a bit easy.
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>>19241882
Dave is pretty smooth, but I don't think he's that smooth. I think we should leave that issue being brought up to Lucca herself.

>>19241910
"I'll review his memories some more to find out. Besides, I still need to figure out the true fate of my AdMech army, too. Can't believe he dissed the paintjob... In fact, I think I'll review the memories of his army too. Bet he didn't even thin his paints."
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>>19241910
Didn't Jun send the data for the Bullfrog to that rival corp that kidnapped her son? 12 probably got it from there.
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>>19241910
you have a point amy. but today WE SHALL MESS WITH MY PARENTS!!!

>>19241892
and zero-g sex could be made a lot more fun with drites...
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>>19241948
It's not about leverage, it's about blood pressure. In zero G it's hard to hold a simple erection due to the no gravity.
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"Sure thing. I'll call up Jun, ask if she knews anything about it, then -"

"You sure you want to do this, Twelve?" The doctor says, looking down at you. "There's no idea if it'll even work."
"I know it will work." You say confidently "Just pump the atomic goop into me. It's already keyed to construct a nervous system, and build up the infrastructure for the bullfrog. There won't be a feedback problem. If you doubt it, check Eleven for the simulations."

Your eyes open, and you step back.
"Nevermind." You say. "I know how. He had Ten steal it from KI, who stole it from CD, who had Jun give it to them. Then he underwent surgery- Eleven has the data."
Amy blinked.
"How did you know all of that, Dave?" She asked.
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>>19241969
Dave has manual blood pressure.
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>>19241984
I integrated 12.
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>>19241969
I always thought there was a complicated valvular arrangement in that regard. and I know that people can get down and dirty while standing on their heads...

>>19241984
I ate twelves soul and gained his power.
I should reconstruct and show you the metaphorical imagery sometime, it would BLOW YOUR MIND.
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>>19241984
"I absorbed Twelve's mind and now have his memories."
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>>19241984
"Well, you know how I was up in that Satellite battling Twelve as a giant space dragon with me riding on my own back with a giant green lance? And how twelve was a giant space kraken? Yah, well, that was actually how I interpreted absorbing his knowledge. No need to worry, I destroyed his personality."
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>>19241910
So I think the order of things to accomplish are:
Get info. This means how he was able to get bullfrog, where our admech army is, other infomational loose ends.

Next, get back to EE and do a debreif. Not specifics, but generals of what happened while we were away. Also explain to Grayson and Co what our plan was when we "left" EE. So we really didn't leave them. Maybe talk it up with some co-workers friends.
(I don't think Grayson knows, or if we ever informed him, that we were kidnapped unwillingly before. Maybe a fun tidbit to let him know about, or not. I don't know)

Then, we take a vaction. Maybe a company vacation with everyone. Or with friends. Or with both. We all need a break.

On the tail end of this vacation, we stop by our parents place and do shenanigans and stuff. Also space investment.

Then, space.

(All this should be kept on the dl from the government. Pretty sure they have A LOT of questions of just what in the fuck has been going on the last couple of weeks.)
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>>19241984
You know when I went into a mental space battle with him, one soaked in metaphors and so on, it deserved a bitching guitar solo at least.

I kind of ate his brain, he hasn't infected or changed me, I just have some of his memories bouncing around.
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>>19241984
"Well, when I went into the cyber-brainscape after his consciousness- it left his body and went into the network of satellites above Earth, see- I had a metal as fuck battle with him, flying over a cyberpunk cityscape. I was a knight and and a dragon, symbiotically connected- like Drakengard, but with less murder, rampant psychopathy, and flying four story cannibal babies- battling Twelve's manifestation as what appeared to be C'Thulhu. I killed him, and absorbed his memories. Most of it is in my subconscious, but I can call it up at will. Thankfully, my personality is wholly intact."
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"Well, we both had bullfrogs, right? I ate him."
"Ate him?"
"I think that metaphor was my mind's way of saying I integrated him. Got some of his memories, but none of the personality or odious habits."
"What was the whole metaphor?" Amy asked.
"Well, I was a giant space dragon, and I was riding my own back carrying a giant green lance. He was a big space kraken. We collided, I stabbed the shit out of him, we both fell, and then my dragon-self ate him."
"Badass." Amy says.
"It deserved a metal solo." You say.
"Is that how AI experience battles?"
"No." Azure said from your helmet. "Not at all. Dave's just insane."
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>>19242050
"Yup, ain't it just grand?"
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>>19242050
why azure! that's the nicest thing you've said to me all day!

so ya'll up for a little down time in New newyork?
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>>19242050
"You know, Azure, when you and I took on CD's AI it went similarly. Except instead of a metal space dragon battle, it was more like Tron, and I was ripping and tearing its virtual guts out to save you."
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>>19242050
Anyway, where's our admech army?
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"Yup! Aint it just grand?" You say.
"So. . it's over, then." Lucca said. Then she sighed. "That was a lot easier than I thought."
"Indeed." You say.
"Hey. Amy. I need to speak to you." Lucca says, then looks at you. "In private."
Amy looks between the two of you. "Okay. . ."
Lucca drags her off.

While they're gone, you close your eyes, and think. .

You're standing in Bullfrog's storage compartment. You pull open the red container. . and it's his army. Good, just like you thought. Set up the bomb trigger on the inside clasp. . .
But what to do with the army itself?
You shrug, and open one of the Drawers in the nearby furniture, dumping it out there. You shrug, put the bomb in there too, and close the container, putting it on top of the cabinet. There. Now he'll walk in, open the container. . and boom.
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>>19242113
Our Admech army was under our nose the whole time? Call up Grayson and ask him to check that piece of furniture. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
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over the intercomm.

"hey girls, I'll be back in a half an hour..."

I think you know what we all want you to do next.
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>>19242113
I hope she doesn't ask Amy about that threesome we joked about.
>>19242127
It blew up.
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>>19242113
Yes! Deactivate and get that shit back! Then have Amy walk back in and mock us.
>nat 1, we die, game over.
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>>19242138
We already deactivated that bombs a few threads ago.

>You should probably have your short/mid term memory checked.
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>>19242113
... It was with the rest of our stuff the whole time?

I'll give it to Twelve, that's some masterfully executed trolling.

>>19242133
Nah. We disabled the bombs, remember?
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>>19242157
Oooh yah, I thought it still blow'd up for some reason.
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You call Grayson.

"Dave?" Grayson asks. "I thought you quit. Also, it's midnight here."
"No, I was just hiding out so I could take out resurgence. But that's all over with now."
"What, really?"
"Yeah. Jun and Abel were in on it, but that was it. Anyway, can you check my bottom dresser real quick?"
"Sure thing. . There's nothing here but a few socks and a pile of . . little figurines. Guys with gas masks, red robes, and mechandrites."
YES.
YESS.
You defeated that douchebag Twelve, talked Three into helping save the world, got the girl, and finally got your army back.
Things are looking up.

That's when you hear the tell-tale sound of a plasma weapon firing.
"No fucking way." Amy says, pissed off beyond all reason.

>END OF THREAD 29
>I'll stick around to answer questions, and my twitter is @futureexabyte.
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>>19242145
>>19242132
>>19242113
>>19242138
>>19242132
>>19242113
where did we leave the red box for their keeping?
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>>19242171
if it isn't one thing it's another...
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>>19242171
UH OH. LUCCA WAS A DEEP MORE FOR 12's RESURGENCE? OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOODD

Uh, question. What would have happened if we did poor on the "Fight cyber 12 in virtual Space" roll?
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>>19242171
I'm guessing Amy doesn't approve of threesomes.
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>>19242171
Man, I can't remember all the crazy shit that goes down in these threads. Though I am still waiting for the confrontation with van-corp.
And I guess, how many more threads to you think this quest is gonna last before we start the next quest/thing?
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>>19242171
Sure our girlfriend might be shooting at Lucca, but all in all a good day. This can be hashed out and we got our 40k army back. We can solve this, by sitting down and talking about it like adults.
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>>19242171
WELP. TURNS OUT AMY'S THE JEALOUS TYPE AND DOES NOT TAKE KINDLY TO JOKES OR IDEAS OF POLYAMORY.

>Amy's face when Lucca thought we were even half-serious about the polyamory
>Amy's face when we kind of were even if we didn't say so
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>>19242198
>You would have woken up as Twelve in Dave's body. You'd still be in control, but then you would be able to be an absolute dick for the rest of the quest.
>>19242208
>No clue. My sense of thread timing is all kinds of fucked up. I estimated we'd be at this point by thread 40, not thread 30
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>>19242171
exabyte, I want you to know...just that ending is enough for me to say.

you will always have the pride of place around the fire
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>>19242272
We should probably do one or two more threads to wrap all the loose ends up, I'd rather it not stop with Amy shooting at Lucca. But I'm worried if we keep on going after reaching a nice end point we'll lose something special.

I suggest one or two more sessions, tie up loose ends, head to space then do some other quest for a while. Maybe later head back to Amy and Dave's magnificent adventures in SPACE!
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>>19242211
I wasn't serious about that, ah hell naw. I'm fine with jealous Amy, this is good...please don't hurt me.
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>>19242306
>Yeah, that sounds good. I'll tie up the loose ends, then I'll be able to take a break for a while. Then I'll either do the other quest, or go back to SPACE CYBORG QUEST.
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>>19242342
It'll take a few months of like 100xLightspeed to get anywhere significant. We can take a nice, long break and maybe come back to it later, hopefully, I want to at least. This was awesome.
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>>19242272
Is Amy going to kill us dead over that crass teasing remark to Lucca? Because she designed a ton of our weapons. And knows every fault in them, few though they may be. She's our better half in this relationship, and we're probably going to have to make a point of that next thread if we don't want to get our head zapped off.
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>>19242361
>No, she won't. She might kill LUCCA dead, but not you.
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Maybe we can come back in doublefuture mode and play as Dave Davis Daveson the second
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>>19242372
Darn it. We're going to have to diplomance again to stop the senseless violence, aren't we?
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>>19242380
>dave
>stop sensless violence
we'll have our work cut out for us I think...

that said if we can get that same player to DIPLOMANCE for us again, that would be awesome...
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>>19242406
It was several players who were at the diplomancy, Monotreeme, do not discredit them, but I did some of the extra tl;dr bits with the binary biblefight on the side.
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>>19242430
oh I know that, but it seemed to me that a majority of what was used came from just one post.
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Dang, couldn't participate in today's quest.
But good job everyone, I always loved to Dimplonace out of final boss fights in RPG vidyas that allowed it.


An idea for SPACE colony or space ships: we can easily deal with gravity using CD's telekinesis technology.
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>>19242464
I still think a moon or mars colony would be a good end.

if/when dave has a son they can name him John Carter OF MARS
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>GOOD END: Combat against Three
>I was looking forward to this end.

You're on your knees, Three sitting at the desk in front of you.
"Can't move? Good." He said. "I knew you would try to speak with that AI." Three said, walking by you, examining. He was but a silhouette against the enormous aquarium behind him, where you could see a dolphin dive down and swim back to the surface.

"You came down here, trying to kill me." He said. "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to do the same thing to you. One, please kill-"
You grunt something, unable to move your jaw.
"Oh, you want to say something? Very well. One, allow Dave to speak."

You open your mouth. The words that come out suprise even you. "EE-EEEEE-EEEEEE-EEEE-ACK-ACK-EEE-EEE-CLICK-ACK-EE-EEEE!"
>nat 100

The aquarium glass cracks. You see the dolphins on the other side, pushing against the glass.
"What?!" Three cries.
The glass cracks some more, and finally, water bursts free.
"Damn you, Dave!"
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>>19242512
>Surprise Dolphin Attack
>mfw

What is up with /tg/ quests and Dolphins?

I'm not complaining; I think it's great.
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>>19242512
finally gonna give us that aquaman power?

awesome
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>>19242544
Did you forget the nat100 from several threads ago which called for Aquaman's help?
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>>19242555
I know, but earlier than that we also called on our aquatic friends in Zombie & Witch Quest. Well, not called on; but there was a part with dolphins.
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>>19242211
>>Amy's face when Lucca thought we were even half-serious about the polyamory

Implying we weren't.
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>>19242593
Amy's an only child. She'll need some time to learn to share.
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>>19242512
>mfw the original Aquaman call I made is used
>mfw I have no god damn idea how we could've gotten this end but you still planned for it
What. Just... What.

Exabyte plans for the normal, we do something OUTRAGEOUS. He plans for the OUTRAGEOUS, and we take the rational approach and make friends with the badguy who isn't really a badguy rather than come down on his head with our FISH OF FURY.

What would the AI One have done to us if we interfaced with it?
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rolled 59 = 59

>>19242593
to qoute the last thread

>"No, you're Amy." You say firmly. "The only person I truly love, and if you never made a weapon ever again, it wouldn't chance that fact."
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>>19242593
Yeah; I'm not sure how I want to proceed with this one. I mean, we built this loving an trusting relationship with her; and we obviously are devoted to her.

But at the same time, Lucca was/is really interested in us. And I dunno, why can't we have both?

>>19242636
Fuck.
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>>19242633
terrifying terrifying things
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>>19242636
What is sweet-talking a girl?

>>19242633
>Exabyte_taking_control_of_his_plot.gif
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>>19242633
>It would have tricked you into downloading it, by asking for 'a way out'. Once you downloaded it, it would have acted as a virus and locked out your control, albeit temporarily. If you rolled between 50-75 in the climax, you would have been able to delete him. Roll higher, and you dolphin call. Roll lower, and you would have died or, auto-fate-pointed and dolphin called.
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>>19242654
[me again]
>What is sweet-talking a girl?


I'm joking of course.
If Amy is not okay with that, then we certainly are not either.
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>>19242636
The funny part is, this is actually pretty easy to deal with.

She keeps thinking up yaoi fanfiction of us and Grayson and teases us about it. Which is just whacky. But we don't mind, she's just having fun with her fantasies. We tease Lucca about the feelings mix-up and stick a whacky idea in her head, and Amy pulls out the plasma rifle. There's definitely differences in the two situations, yes, but even so, AMY STOP TRYING TO MELT LUCCA JESUS CHRIST.

>>19242654
>mon visage quand

>>19242671
AHA. A double agent AI? That git.
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>>19242671
What if we had been smart for a moment and did not download a hostile AI?
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>>19242715
>The funny part is, this is actually pretty easy to deal with.
>She keeps thinking up yaoi fanfiction of us and Grayson and teases us about it. Which is just whacky. But we don't mind, she's just having fun with her fantasies. We tease Lucca about the feelings mix-up and stick a whacky idea in her head, and Amy pulls out the plasma rifle. There's definitely differences in the two situations, yes, but even so, AMY STOP TRYING TO MELT LUCCA JESUS CHRIST.

Heh, you're right.
We can totally say that Amy is completely overreacting. Unless we are critically mistaken over what they are arguing.
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>>19242781
>You would have never even touched him, unless you rolled a 100 hacking him. Three wouldn't have let you meet him in person, no matter how confident you got. Even if he had to go around the world, or change identities entirely.
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So will we be able to diplomance our way out of this madness? Because this is kind of a mess. All because we forgot to turn off our swag.
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>Something to note; if NFC does continue IN SPACE, or out of space, even, it will be much less about the combat, more about diplomacy, exploring, etc.
>If it doesn't continue, then I'll take a few weeks off, invent a generic fantasy world for my next quest, then throw you guys into it and see how you handle it.

>By this point, despite how much it takes out of me, I love questing and I plan on continuing it.
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>>19242944
>Yes, yes you will. I WAS going to make you guys roll a dice to see if Amy'd accept a polyamous relationship, but then I realized that there was no way in hell she'd agree, even if you'd rolled a hundred.
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>>19242959
>By this point, despite how much it takes out of me, I love questing and I plan on continuing it.
Sweet.

>>Something to note; if NFC does continue IN SPACE, or out of space, even, it will be much less about the combat, more about diplomacy, exploring, etc.
You could introduce ALIENS and then have throw any semblance of possible science out of the window with crazy technology and whatnot.

I fucking love this quest.
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>>19242979
Good choice, because I'm pretty sure we would have burned a fate point on that one if we failed.
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rolled 79 = 79

>>19242794
>>19242944
if my obligations pull me away from the quest when it starts tomorrow can somebody put down my suggestion for what to do next?

[first hack all weapons, second, using drites and bullet time if necessary grab Amy and lucca's arms and haul them both off the ground]
"is there a problem ladies?"
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>>19242980
>Yeah, any semblance of possible science was out around the time power shields and plasma weapons showed up.

>>19242993
>IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN MULTIPLE FATE POINTS.
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rolled 2 = 2

>>19243006
I'm doing barbeque tomorrow...

maybe that might work...
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We need the dimplomancy anons to work on this.
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>>19243047
Amy I know you're jealous, but I want to assure you that no matter what happens I'll love you completely. But is it really fair for you to keep all of this mechadendrite loving to yourself? I'm not saying you have to go full heartedly at this from the beginning, I just ask that you give it a shot, get to know Lucca and maybe even one day share me with her.
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>>19243093
Saying that is a good way to get slapped/plasma'd
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>>19242979
Well, I feel bad that Lucca was strung along because we made a bad little jokey tease, and worse that it ended with a violent shitstorm. But Amy takes precedence for our affections.

>>19243006
Does our million-dollar grin count as a fatepoint?

Wait. Since we'd be burning it, that probably means it'd be burned by way of Amy knocking our block off before she calmed down and talked about the situation like an adult. Hrm. We might need to get into contact with a good futuredentist. That, or have Azure log our facial structure pre-mashing so we can reconstruct it later with atomic goo.

So wait, Exabyte. You've been around for a while answering questions. Why not just continue now? Then again, you have to do the pre-thread writing, concepting, and planning for every conceivable avenue. And the ones that aren't conceivable, too, because /tg/ quests always get blown off the rails...
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>>19243093
no, that's too blatant.

I know that as we are dave we cannot into subtlety very well we should try harder.

speak to Amy alone first then bring in Lucca to work things out etc... try the mediators approach once the violence and the screaming are over.
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>>19243093
That was terrible. Both in composition, typing, and in how much it will calm her down. In fact, that would just make her angrier.
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Don't play devils advocate when she's being violent about it. That's the number 2 thing to remember when dealing with women. number 1 being she's always right unless there is enough evidence to convince a jury otherwise.
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>>19243145
I concur.

That wasn't a good bit of diplomacy.
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>>19243191
>Don't play devils advocate when she's being violent about it. That's the number 2 thing to remember when dealing with women
What do you mean?
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>>19243199
Meaning if a girl is violently opposed to an idea, don't be open about the idea being good. It will just get you slapped.
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>>19243218
I see, thanks.
Makes sense, it will only make shit worse and I prefer Amy over anyone else. Threesomes are awesome and all but should be done with complete consent and understanding.
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>>19243130
>Writing is a lot more focus-intensive and quite a bit more stressful. It's tiring for me, so it's much easier when I have a time I can just chill and answer questions. Plus, do you not know of the power of DRAMATIC CLIFFHANGERS?
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>>19243315
Since you've been doing this for every God damn day for the past month, I can't really fault you. In fact, you're like a superhuman in that regard.
Great job, man.
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>>19243351
>I'm not exactly superhuman, I just have a splendid lack of any sort of thing people call 'a life'. And actually, I missed two days. Otherwise I might have been able to beat AC-Guy's 'at least one thread per day' record.

>But yeah, as I lounge around and read the post-thread discussion, I'm constantly brewing all sorts of plans and plots and ideas for SPACE CYBORG QUEST. Also for FANTASY SORCERESS QUEST which I'm toying with calling ISHELDA QUEST because I'm stupid.
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>>19243351
That's the strangest part about this quest. EVO Quest started at a pace like this at first, then it was a few days between threads because the guy had to plan his shit out as the quest got more complex. And then it burned out, sadly.

Exabyte, however, has kept this shit up mostly uninterrupted for a whole month. I've never seen a quester quite this dedicated to keeping shit going and keeping it at a premium of quality at the same time.
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>>19243418
What about Fantasy Ishelda Quest, Ishelda's dreams about becoming the Awakened Warlock/Sorcerercat of /tg/ myth and abusing her powers horribly? With the occasional segue back into reality with Dave & friends?
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>>19243431
VKO was god damn dedicated on running his quest even when pretty much no one participated. It wasn't even a bad quest. I don't know why no one wanted to play it.
I guess he finally given up after a while.

He didn't run them every day of course but he was consistent. Oh, and at one point he ran different quests, sometimes running all 3 simultaneously
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>>19243459
>Actually, SORCERESS QUEST is going to be a bit better planned; namely, I'll be making the entire fucking setting, and just. . let you loose on it. I'm done planning anything ever. I might throw in a few plot hooks, but those are only to keep the momentum up.

>Also, even when I'm taking a break, I'll probably be on twitter, so if anyone has any questions after this quest goes on break or even ends, go ahead and ask. A lot of my characters actually have deeper motivations and deeper backstories than you'd think.
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Why did Resurgence attack Atlantis anyway?
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>>19243891
>The gunship detected it, and Twelve figured that he didn't want anyone using it to find his gunship before he was ready to leave. But when you stopped his people from destroying it, he figured 'whoops, guess he's on his way. Better GTFO'
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>>19243919
So he didn't know we already had detected him before hand?

What do they do in Project Atlantis? Anything interesting or just boring "research"
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>>19243919
Wait, we still have one of them, right?
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>>19243954
>Just boring 'research'. They're mostly cataloging and recording seismic and oceanic disturbances, marking down currents and how they relate to weather changes, etc.
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>>19243954
They were researching how to communicate with sea creatures
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I just realized that we saved the CORPORATIONS.
In any other story that would be something bad.

Next thread we should go back to EE and tell them this personally and then convince them going into SPACE research. We will be the first Corporation to break the space frontier and exploit it!
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>>19243500
>>19243919
hey man, there was this really short quest a while ago...

it stopped happening and I miss it cause it was awesome, could you at some point in the future run something like this? I liked killing nazis...

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=formless%20quest
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>>19244015
>Perhaps, but I'll have to finish up Cyborg Quest first, and then Sorceress Quest, and then perhaps after that we can do Eldritch Outsider Quest.
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man thats awesome...

I just really hate when a quest with potential dies mid-gasp.

like doppleganger damacy
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>>19244255
Man, that quest had so many reboots and none sticked
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>>19244203
>>19244255
it gladdens me that this quest might actually make it to some kind of completion...
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>>19244271
>And after this quest is completed, I'll start a new one. Using all of the things I learned, of course.
>So far, here's the introduction to Sorceress Quest: You're the daughter of some king somewhere on a world that demons are sieging, Burning Legion style. The entire world's fallen, they're winning, all that stuff, when the most powerful wizard in the kingdom finds a way for someone to escape to another world; but only one person. That's you, and while between the worlds, you gain hilarious amounts of magical power.
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>>19244416
> Burning Legion style
Never heard of it.

>when the most powerful wizard in the kingdom finds a way for someone to escape to another world; but only one person.
And what world will it be? A generic magic fantasy world, sci-fi or modern world or maybe NEARFUTURE SETTING!?

>Dave relaxing and playing piano. Suddenly warnings everywhere. A bright flash. *POMF*. Dave feels some weight on his legs, look down and see a cute magical loli sitting on his lap.
>Hilarius hijinks ensue
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>>19244459
>You'll end up in a generic fantasy setting, with lizardmen, high elves, humans, etc.
> During my break after NFC, I'll be designing the setting and it's history and such, but for the most part I'll make up the setting as it goes along.


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