"The word 'technology'... means... 'magic'. It's basically anything that's really cool that you don't know how it works. And if it breaks, you have to buy a new one."-Strong Bad
The "Magic" ContinuesPrevious Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags='Magical'%20Girl%20Quest============You are currently being the Demi-god like AI, 1187-Alpha "Daedalus," the current Reasource Distribution System overseer for Planet 13A "Harper's Reach. Having checked up on the progress that fork of yours designated "John Q. Dantexis" was making on recruiting candidates for Operation: Mahou Shoujo, you had come to the conclusion that at his present rate, the numbers would not be sufficient for defense against the coming assault by the Vonnies. You chose to relax the standards, with preference given to those girls who attained you standards for moral fiber, but not self-motivation. By this time Tommorow, Alpha Site will be one hundred percent combat ready, while sites Beta through Epsilon will be fifty percent combat ready, give or take.Thinking of the necessity of the girls got you off on a tangent concerning your daughter - or, well, and alpha fork of yourself modified for thought process akin to a pubescent human female stuffed inside a top-class bio morph - and whether or not she would be able to survive her test encounter with the Vonnies. With those thoughts in mind, you went to Alpha Site's primary combat trainer, and asked him if he would be willing to fork himself in a way similar to how you created little Icarus. Though he had several reservations at first, after some convincing, he decided to acquiesce to your request.>Wat Do?
>>19953126How long do we expect it to take to get a body for Alexa and fork Alexander over?If it's soon we can tell our dear daughter that she'll have a friend soon, if it'll still be a while we can hold off on that.
>>19953126check detection network constructionmake sure our....daughter/sister whatever isn't trying to swim with the fishes>>19953199
>>19953126>Wat Do:Work with Alex on finding an appropriate biomorph for his 'sister' to inhabit.Basic weapons should already be compiled at the Beta Site; have Alex compile weapons that he feels his 'sister' will need.Send a message off to John; remind him that we're at the Godzilla Threshold. Expand the search for candidates to all arcologies on the planet.
Start work on press releases for when the vonnies become impossible to suppress.Be the Minaka.
>>19953199>How long do we expect it to take to get a body for Alexa and fork Alexander over?Are we going with a custom-job or getting pre-built?If it's the former, 6 months like it's been already said.If it's the latter, probably a few hours to arrange the purchase and transport to the Beta Site.
What are we going to do about the Magical Girls that won't be at the Alpha Site or Beta Site, being trained by Alex and Alexa?Just have regular Firewall trainers take care of them and hope that it's enough?Or have all Magical Girls trained at the either of the two bases first, then deployed to their respective bases?
>>19953227Prebuilt for now
>>19953245thisanybody without a name is a Redshirt basically
>>19953245Theyre getting the normal Firewall trainers, still very good, I have no doubt, just not a legendary agent.
>>19953357I would prefer that all Magical Girl recruits be trained at the Alpha and Beta Sites.It will help to engender a sense of camaraderie with their fellow Magical Girls, a bit of esprit de corps, and provide the best chance of survival and effectiveness for each recruit.
Is it too late to, like, call John and say we changed our mind? It seems we'll have more than enough candidates if we just wait a bit.
Wow, right when I'm free to check back, the thread updates.Uhm… Alexa should look probably look like Kyouko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Kanade from Senki Zesshō Symphogear or Kanata from AKB0048.Those three fit closest, both appearance wise and in personality, I think.((They're also rather prone to various forms of SUFFERING, which is the only possible outcome I see for this particular pet project))
"Don't worry," you tell Alex. "Provided that the alterations to the State Vector can work to trick the Vonnies in to thinking she's not a fork of an adult, you'll get all the vicarious combat out of her that you want.""Excellent," He replies. "Now, please give me a moment. Until such a time that a female morph with my own gene seed can be made for her, she'll need a body to inhabit." He opens up a catalogue from the Face Conglomeratee. "Preferably, one that is worthy to wield the legendary skills of the Red Comet!"Whilst Alex is taking a look through the catalogue, you send over a quick base text message to John.-Expand search parameters to 100% of arcologies and Tower Fields, ASAP.-He replies almost immediately.-All of me are on it, me. Me've been attempting to ensure use of .01% of each city's production capability before sending infomorph flock. And without admin status - .01% is already quite a bit for the networks not noticing us. Attaching our name to this rather than John's would increase project visibility at minimum threefold - more likely by three orders of magnitude. Do not wish to inflame panic.-You send an acknowledgment in reply, just as Alex turns back to you."Ah," he says. "This one will do -quite nicely-." He points to the image.>Name Morph Class>Distribute 20 points between Strength, Speed, and Stamina (No 9s or 10s)
>>199534787 STR6 SPD7 STAwe Hercules now
>>199534786 7 7
>>199534786 6 8. Lets have a long laster among the group.
>>19953401Yeah, the only holdup is the production of glasses. If we got roughly enough candidates who completed both stages to fully staff base in about a day of production, we'll definitely have enough for all the bases really soon.
7 STR6 SPD7 STAGet rid of time limit, a week is worth the wait for better soldiers.
>>19953472For heaven's sake, don't give her a spear.
>>19953550I want to go full Hercules/Juggernaut like that guy from last thread suggested
READS, does the shield generator Anne uses project deflector or an absorption shield ?
>>19953550He was just suggesting an appearance, not weaponry. Alexandra will be using Alex's loadout, which was described as at least partly similar to what Minaka has. The greatsword, at the least.>>199535708 4 8? Feels too slow to me. I'll also vote 7 6 7And a link to the latest character sheet while the previous thread is still up>>19946700
>>19953596we haven't talked about her weapons at all yet. did READS say she's just gonna be a copypasta?
>>19953478>Morph ClassAgrias STR: 7SPD: 6STA: 7A well-balanced and highly athletic biomorph body from the Face Conglomerate's Summer Catalogue, the Agrias is trending among girls and women looking for a rugged and capable body that can also handle with grace and dexterity.
>>19953612Alexandra is Alex, thus he'd want to use what he's familiar with. He is already a trained and experienced agent, and will have a preferred combat load out.
>>19953624Sorry, she'd want to use what she's familiar with.
>STA 7Well, at least we know Icarus will be putting that to good use.....
>>19953478Note to John:Recalculating nanite scout threat index; after current batch of candidates finish testing, you can slow down the testing rate to finish filling out our ranks by the end of the week.
>>19953637hehe>>19953628If it's an independent mind who knows what it'll want. Just like Icarus likes CCP and Daedalus doesn't.
>>19953659>If it's an independent mind who knows what it'll wantBut it'll start as a fork of Alexander.Icarus didn't like CCP either, until she experienced the Broblerones and watched the Ponies while stoned.Who knows if she'll still like it once she's no longer on the effects of THC.
Both >>19953655 and >>19953618.
>>19953550Haha, nope.That would basically be asking for it.Being Lancer is suffering etc.>>19953637Lewd…
>>19953678she watched it before she ate the drugged candy, but agreed it was 'frivolous.' She never said she dislike it.
>>19953693Is it too lewd, just lewd enough, or do we need some more lewdness?
>>19953659Icarus and Daedalus are quite different from Alex and Alexandra. Daedalus had never been human before the fork that became Icarus. Alex, meanwhile, has been human for... centuries, was it? Quite a while, regardless. Even with the adjustments to make Alexandra read as a teenage girl, there's still all those years of experience backing her up.
>>19953715let's hold off on the lewd until we get them togetherthen let it out all at once
>>19953715Needs more lesbianism.
>>19953693I think you're gonna have to deal with Icarus being lewd, as it is quite entertaining to many of us it seems.I mean, I'm not suggesting she be completely hedonistic, but there's nothing wrong with a little casual nudity.
>>19953738Will all of Icarus' sisters be like this when they're decanted?Are they going to scandalize their mother with their antics and shenanigans?
>Stats: First to Three: 767>Name: we Hercules nowYou eye the model - it's a good one that was unfortunately not made in such mass supply as the Saber and Windows Zyqxuwy-tan models were. Unfortunate side effect of the mods used to build it having not yet been released under an openware liscense, you suppose. But he's right, it will do quite nicely.HERCULEAN (Female)>Strength: 7>Speed: 6>Stamina: 7>Garunteed to be a boon towards knocking your opponents down!"Hmm... It should take just about as long to arrive to Beta Site as it would to manufacture her a standard load out," You inform him. "Is there anything you would prefer." While you speak to Alex, you quick send a message to John.-Reneg previous order to lower acceptance standards. After current candidates finish testing, continue recruitment at optimized rate to fill ranks with Mahou Shoujo up to our standards.-His response is predictable: -How unfortunate. I have about a dozen girls ready and willing to join up who do not meet current 'self motivation' Standards. All whom seem quite excited at the prospect of protecting the planet. Permission to keep them, ma'am?- He sends you a picture of a sad puppy. -They would be credit to team, I am sure.-"Yes," Alex says in response to your question. "I do. She would be best off using...">Choose Alexa Loadout>Wat Do?
>>19953749>we Hercules now>mfwguys, I'm sorry. Power Fists and a huge ass shield
>>19953715Just a little bit too lewd.My gaydar is emitting this constant, high-pitched beeping that I can't seem to turn off…>>19953722>>19953729JUST GOOD FRIENDS, SERIOUSLY.
>>19953749John: "I'm sure you're right. Permission granted.">HerculeanAww, I liked Agrias.I say bastard sword, kite shield, a pair of plasma cannon drones.
>>19953749If they're already clued in, it's too late to turn them away. We should just make sure they're grouped together under an experienced team of trainers to make up for their weakness, relatively speaking.If they turn out to be a liability they can be used as reserve forces.
>>19953749Keep the girls around. They may have a lack of self motivation but perhaps we could use them to motivate each other. Set them up in a dozen person team, separate from Alpha and Beta site, get them a Firewall instructor, engage in large amounts of team building exercises. Have them rely on each other and know the only way to protect the rest of the team is to be stronger.As for the load out, spear and shield. Big heavy shield that also works for nasty shield bashes and a decently sized spear. Very Greek.
>>19953781To be totally honest, I'm not sure Icarus would understand the concept of a committed relationship too well at this point.She'll probably try to be 'good friends' with everybody.
>>19953749To John: Accepted. Have a fork prepare a brief on their strengths and deficiencies, and forward to me. I'll have their trainer take those into consideration.>LoadoutStandard Alex loadout. We'll modify it later if necessary.>we Hercules now>HerculeanNot a very good name. No wonder it didn't sell well. >>19953765This is your fault.
>>19953781good friends you say?Shield at least. Spear or maybe... DOUBLE SHIELDS
>>19953749Suggested loadout: Mid-weight reflex boosting armor, and an inbuilt weapons projection system. Not permanent, just SWORD NOW for a back-up.Also basic-longsword and a buckler with a small cannon built onto the end.
"What I do." (>>19953784)Allow them in.>>199536373lewd
>>19953839Uh, that's EXACTLY Icarus' problem.We're currently pretty sure she's going to try and seduce her instructor. Well, seduction implies that she's setting out with that in mind, so maybe it's not the most accurate term.
>>19953797Their self-motivation may not be up to standard, but we don't know if there are any other deficiencies.I'd still have them trained at the Alpha Site for basic training with Minaka, Reimu, and Anne under Alex. It's better to foster a sense of inclusiveness by using a common training base rather than having them trained elsewhere.
>>19953693>>19953849I don't know what you're on about.I was referring to being able to outlast her in training, therefore acting as an excellent partner for sparring and a good instructor.If two girls dressed in athletic attire, grappling and squeezing at each other, all sweaty and breathless.....Never mind, I think I see your point. Though I think that's more our fault than theirs.
>>19953857It's going to start with innocent questions about the female body, which Alexa won't really be able to answer.
Also, iGlasses for Alexa.
>>19953749>Alexa LoadoutHeavy-duty combat armor with shield projectors, a hand-and-a-half mono-edge sword, and a 20mm automatic multi-type grenade launcher.
>>19953902Of course she be able too."We'll just have to scratch it till it goes away!">an eternity later
>>19953902"Oh hey! you're the new girl my mom talked about!""Ah... yes, I'm Alex...ia. Alexia.""I'm Icarus!" giant glomp. "Come on, i'll show you around! Here, have some chocolate!""You know, I'm supposed to be training you...." she takes a bite of Broberlone."Yeah, but that's boring. you know what's not boring? I found a thing on the internet I wanted to try." Immediately throws herself onto Alexia and begins to make out.>A couple hours later....."I'm going to check and see how the other two are.....""Daedalus?"".... Dammit all, I thought I locked her out of those things...."
>>19953988Daedalus would feel both pride and annoyance at that, she'd be proud as all hell that her daughter got around the security measures she set in place, and annoyed that her daughter got herself and her trainer stoned as hell and started kissing her.
poor READS, he wants to run a scifi girl questwe're turning it into softcore pornsuch is 4chan
So am I the only one a little worried for Icarus here?I mean, if this is a semi-serious thing with potential consequences, our adorable little hedonistic stoner is probably going to be the first one to die.We designed her with the intention of using her like a canary in a coal mine, but I'm already kinda attached.
>Loadout: First to three: "What I do!""-Precisely what I do!" He finishes. "That is, after all, how she was trained - what her primary combat knowledge will concern. She will require a set of Mark XVII Vanguard Power Armor scaled to her measurements, with the same moifications to thrusters and shield projectors that I have upon mine. Her primary weapon is to be a X-1904 Automatic Grenade Launcher, modified for Cryo Grenades as it's primary munitions, with retractable monatomic graphene bayonet. Her secondary weapon shall be the suit itself."You check to see if the compilers at the Beta Site are even capable of building something that big. The primary and secondary munitions labs both lack the necessary production capacity, only meant to build weapons up to the Sub-Heavy range and light to medium armor. So that won't work.Fortunately, there's one in the hangar that can build that overengineered monstrosity he calls 'armor'."We can do that." You tell him. "We have to use the compiler meant to be making submarinal vessels, but we can do that, yes.""MOST EXCELLENT!" he declares. "Soon, a second Red Comet shall arrive in this world, and make for herself a name of her own! ADOHOHOHOHOHOHO!">Wat do?
>>19954043No, you're not the only one. And yes, Icarus is not going to survive her first combat sortie at this rate.We might be able to back her up before sending her out, but if the IFF bug doesn't get triggered, there's no way we'll be able to recover her cortical stack.
>>19954062>Back her up.Be careful she doesn't know where that is stored, because I wouldn't put it past her to decide having an identical twin would be twice as fun.
>>19954058Make a note to have a fork upgrade the armory compilers at the Beta Site.Prepare press releases for when the Vonny attacks become too public to keep secret.
>>19954058get to forking out Alexabirth Alexa?...Is there anything else we can do today? The search network won't be ready for a few days.
>>19954085>Icarus wanted a twin sister.That would seriously be the most adorable thing ever.
>>19954058Yes she will, I do hope that our daughters become good friends. How do you think they'll get along? I'm not sure I can feel the same confidence you do for your successor, she's growing up so fast and I'm worried about her. Do you have any advice for this?Get to making Alexa and tossing it in the body we're preparing.
>>19954110She's getting a triplet set of little sisters as well, since we've got those Sabers on standby.
>>19954251The sabers are replacement bodies in case Reimu, Minaka, or Anne die.
>>19954276No, their spares are stored at the Alpha Site.It would be stupid to have their spares stored on the other side of the planet, when they can be stored easier at their own base.
>>19954058You almost forgot to get your abstraction on. Almost.>MARK SEVEN VANGUARD POWER ARMOR>>Strength Bonus: +2>>Stamina Bonus: +4>>Speed Bonus To Defense: +0>>Special: All Conventional Attacks (Including NBC) take a minus 5 penalty to attack the person in this armor. Nanological Attacks suffer a -3 penalty until it runs out of Blue Goo.>>Special Option: Vanguard Charge: Charge an enemy or Swarm with a +4 to Str attack.>>Special: Your armor goes three times faster than normal thanks to its upgraded thrusts (no land speed penalty)>>Special: You may use your gauntlets as a +4 Melee Weapon.>X-1904 Automatic Grenade Launcher.>>+1 to smarts for ranged attacks on auto. +2 on burst, +3 on semi.>>All attacks have a ten foot radius to hit.>>Imposes a minus 1 penalty to speed for struck enemies.>>Melee to 100 meter range.>>Auto shoots 5. Burst shoots three. Semi shoots one.Now that that's done, you can get back to what you were doing.
>>19954300>manguard and powerfistsOH YEAH
>>19954300>What doing:Get the clone body to the Beta Site as the compilers get the equipment ready.Fork Alex and modify the fork to become Alexa, then sleave her into her new body once it's ready.Uprade the armory compilers at the Beta Site.Prepare the press releases for when the Vonny attacks become unable to be kept secret.
>>19954300What were we doing, any way? Be about to observe training?
>>19954299>And on an afterthought, one of your forks contacts the Face Conglomerate. Their athletic bodies are generally top notch, so getting some civilian grade backups for the girls>For the girls, you obtain a matched set of three - the same genetic base with different gene modifications in each.It's not like their state vector can't be transmitted over to Beta.
a thought occurs: How is Icarus going to respond to meeting Alex?Not the female clone one, the 'real' one.
>>19954484But then they'd have to be transported back to the Alpha Site.It's better to have the bodies at the Alpha Site, and have the Sabers at the Beta Site for Icarus in case she needs more or to activate with more forks.
>>19954518This will be after at least inadvertently attempting to seduce his daughter/sister, and him being ten times the size of anyone she's met in her brief life?Probably with a panicked 'meep' and hiding behind the nearest convenient object, be it people or furniture.
>>19954518pretty sure she already knows him via memories. so a meep or two about the size and then being fine with it>>19954531after training there isn't going to be a true "main" basejust a forward HQ where the nanites are heaviest. we'll want the bodies on the base closest to that.If the bodies are even combat ready on birth
>>19954531>have the Sabers at the Beta Site for Icarus in case she needs more or to activate with more forks.I'm not sure you get this: the Sabers are the replacement bodies for Team Alpha. They are not for Icarus to fuck around with, either metaphorically or literally.You are right that they'd be better located in Alpha, though. Let's do that.
>>19954576>>19954538It would be hilarious if she hid behind the 'liitle' Alex."Why are you hiding from him?""He's big! big is scary! I didn't know that.... Plus, you know, I'm not sure how he'd react about... us....""Probably with high fives. Calm down."
>>19954616>"Probably with high fives. Calm down."haha. Alex will be 100% bro
>>19954616"It took you less than a day to seduce the boss' daughter. Alexia, I'm so PROUD.""hnng- put us down, this hurts. Also, I think Icarus is having trouble breathing."
>>19954607Just because they were bought for the girls of team alpha, doesn't mean that they have to stay appointed to them.It would be faster to just buy 3 more Sabers and have them shipped to the Alpha Site than to arrange for them to transported from Beta to Alpha.And if Icarus doesn't trigger the bug, then it'll be easier to just put her backup State Vector into one of the Sabers at the Beta Site.And if she does, then the Beta Sabers can have forks sleaved into them and begin training immediately.
>>19954650>>19954616>>19954629And now I can't but see the first meeting be>Icarus"Oh god he's huge and huge is scary">Alex"Oh my god, she's so tiny and adorable"
>>19954650>"It took you less than a day to seduce the boss' daughter. Alexia, I'm so PROUD.""W-well, actually, it was the other way round..."For greater amusement.
>>19954677Just load them on a sub that's bringing Firewall personell in and have it take bodies on the way back. Failing that, we have teleportation.Also, Icarus is apparently slightly illegal. Let's save forks, if they even work, for when shit is actually going down.
>>19954856>Just load them on a sub that's bringing Firewall personell in and have it take bodies on the way back.Why bother? Why not just buy 3 more Sabers and have them sent to the Alpha Site?Why bother moving things around that don't need to be moved?
You holographic form leads the large man down to the medical labs, where the nearest unnetworked Cortical Jack is located. A few things cross your mind - mostly regarding how much more experience he has in regards to the whole 'dealing with concern over your children' thing. Given that he was a father fifty fold - perhaps more than that, even - he'd have some advice."Have you ever-""Been worried for the safety of my children?" He finishes the question for you, and opens the door to the Sandboxed Datalab. "Of course I have. I still do - that's why I Joined firewall, after all." He pauses. "Well, that and the War Game invitations. Maybe when this is all over I'll go see wether that platenary total war A.R.G. still wants some star power to boost its rep..."You look at him quizzically. "How did you know what I was going to ask?""Please," he said, strapping himself into the plus sized chair at the room's center left, "This is -exactly- the sort of scheme my first wife would have pulled had one of our daughters been in the same situation as yours. Convoluted, unnecessarily passive, and well meing while being in a few gray areas. Well, maybe you're a bit more direct." He plugs himself into the thing. "But that's ancient history. Why don't you get to making this little sister of mine now?">Roll 1d20+15 to Fork.
rolled 18 + 15 = 33>>19954914Come on demi-god
rolled 1 + 15 = 16>>19954914Fork it!
>>19954934we Hercules now
>>19954934I think we are we are done rolling.
rolled 12 + 15 = 27>>19954957Never!
>>19954856>Icarus is apparently slightly illegalNope. Just controversial.
>>19954934last HUGE pic I swear.
>>19954983>You are now Daedalus' firstborn daughter. [...] you suppose being a technically illegal secondary Alpha Fork stuck inside of a human body.Nope.>>19954907Because the sub's probably going anyway.Why bother buying things that don't need to be bought?
>Best of First Three: 33You proceed to perform one of the most spectacular State Vector Alpha Forkings that has ever been done, or ever will be done. To put it in perspective, had you recorded this operation with a backlogue, rather than keeping its data trace in perfect silence, you could have posted it under one of the many false flag identities you keep lying around to poke things when necessity demands it and have had him make the mad reps. It is the sort of once in a lifetime procedure that doctoral students reference in their thesus. Yeah. You're fucking -excellent- at the data manipulations. "So," Alex asks from his seated position, "when are we going to begin?""It's alread finished."You are not the one who said that. The voice is a touch lighter than yours is normal, and quite a bit deeper - a contralto to your soprano. Floating as a hologram next to Alexander is a young girl whe looks somewhere between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, had she been a normal, non-infonative. But the fact that it is an image, rather than a cloud of particulate data, is good. The fork has had no network access, or even program access to create herself an Arvatar.This is her Residual Self Image. A thing unique to brain-scanned infomorphs and biologicals.>Wat Do?
>>19955183Hello Alexa, it's lovely to meet you. You already know what is going to happen.Please take good care of my daughter, make sure she learns everything she needs to fight and doesn't get in too much trouble. If you can, be her friend. She hasn't had one before.
>>19955183Tell Alex we just birthed a nearly perfect sister. His parents can stop trying now. Ignore if they're not alive.Ask if Alexa she has anything she wants to do before we get started.Make sure Icarus knows she'd getting a roommate.
>>19955183Prepare Alexa for sleaving into her new biomorph once it arrives at the Beta Site.Inform Icarus that her trainer will be arriving soon.Nothing further for Daedalus; switch perspective to Anne.
>>19955183we need info on the sloth score
>>19955276>>19955277Both are pretty good.
>>19955183We are going to go full disclosure with HQ after the war right?We don't want to be seen as crazy and all.
>>19954300I hate to bring it up, but I think you forgot to stat the bayonet.>>19955183Say hello to Alexa, let the new siblings talk with each other.In the meanwhile arrange for transport of Alexa to Beta and of the Saber bodies out of Beta.
>>19955121Because it's better to have spare bodies prepared at the two primary bases than to have to move bodies around.Purchase of the bodies is easier, faster, and more efficient than moving them.
Won't be able to post again till later tonight guys. Family decided to drop by, and I hardly get to see them.
>>19955478See you later tonight, ReaDS.
>>19955478A'ight. Have fun, then.
>>19955478no-nooo-nooooooooooooj-just fork yourself or something godit's n-not like we want *you* h-here
>>19955421That is a MUCH better reason than 'so Icarus can muck about with them'.Purchase three replacement bodies for Alpha Base. (Pic related).Also that's cool, READS. Have fun with your family.
>>19955121>technically illegalThe Godzilla Threshold applies. Everything short of Gray Goo has been authorized by ReaDS.
>>19955605We should still try to avoid it since we have plenty of perfectly good human alternatives. I mean, if the Vonnies have gotten a foothold on-world, or communications are about to be wiped out, then sure, make all the AI forks. But until such a situation, we should use humans.
>>19955478Seeya ReaDS have fun
>>19955774if the AI forking works with the IFF, then we can ditch using human girls entirely aside from what we've already trained. And we tell HQ that it works, I'm sure they'd love not having to use child soldiers. My plan for "Icarus" was a oneway trip to the swarm via FTL probe to see if they eat her or disarm her.If not, DOLLS is a great set of bodies for our girls yes.
>>19955881Fuck your "plan." That's our daughter you're talking about.
I get the feeling that when Alexandra sees the armour she has it will be a "Terran up the night" dream sequence for her, complete with music and a massive explosion to end it
>>19955917By which I mean, sending her out to the swarm is quite ridiculous. We wouldn't be able to retrieve her, since if we sent an FTL probe to drop her off, the replicators would likely eat the probe, too, which we can't be having.
>>19955917>state vector back upsquickest way to know how we'll be using the DOLLS>>19955942we're already sent probes to study the swarm. glad you can read
>>19955961Those watched from a safe distance you thundering retard. They didn't go right into the fucking middle of the swarm.
>>19956018>doll attached to pod>pod detaches>probe flys awayah. the lewd has fogged some brains I see
>>19955961Probes which are also keeping a healthy distance, not "dropping off" anything. It's quite different. Sure, there are methods of long distance delivery, but you never mentioned that, either.The probes that we sent out were described as not being able to get a good resolution on the replicator swarm on the asteroid base they're nomming. This says to me it would be difficult to determine the success of dropping Icarus on the asteroid to see if she triggers the IFF bug. Any one we send out there, one way or another, isn't going to come back. Either the replicators eat her, or they rupture her suit/armor, and she dies from exposure to vacuum. I don't think it's worth it to experiment with her like that at this point.
>>19956045Still not doing that to Icarus.
>>19956045It the probe is anywhere near enough to drop off Icarus, it will get eaten. Not to mention there is no way to retrieve her.9/10, was fooled.
>>19956082It can be any fork, "Icarus" is just the first named one.Purpose of the Dummy Plug System:AI Forks in DOLLS trigger IFF ERROR: Child soldiers need greatly reduced.AI Forks in DOLLS do not trigger IFF ERROR: Child soldiers have large numbers of replacement bodies.AI Forks in clones do not trigger IFF ERROR, but not enough volunteers(either total or willing to be forked): AI driven suits with clones bodies inside to hope that triggers the IFF Error. >>19956134thus the "one way trip." The probe could impart the needed momentum to get the pod to the swarm. Her State Vector would be backed up at home, so she would not "die."
>>19956182Then don't call it Icarus. Call it a DOLL. Regardless, the DOLLS won't be ready for months yet, unless enough of us decide to get a new body from the Face Conglomerate to send out into space. Otherwise, we're gonna be dealing with the scout Vonnies before that happens.
>>19956274yes, but we can put an AI fork a in a civilian clone body today to test it.That'd test the viability just fine. I just used "Icarus" there because she's the first of the DOLL series. Sorry.
>>19956324You put Semi Auto fires 5.
>>19956414Looks good to me. We just need to find out Alexa's Stubborn and Int (I get the feeling she might be the 'Dumb' one of our recruits. If by dumb you mean 'Still well above average')
>>19956512yeah, I could see a 6 or 7
>>19956512I could see her with lower smarts, and higher stubborn, yeah.
>>19956335Even if we put a forked AI into a civilian-grade biomorph an put it on an FTL ship today, and had her go out the airlock towards the current position of the nanite swarm, it would still take days at best, and weeks at worst for the forked AI/biomorph to arrive at the swarm. The FTL ship still had to drop off the body at a safe distance that a Vonnie won't attach to the ship and begin suborning it. Our projections show that the scouts will arrive in a week; it's more efficient to wait for the scout nanites than to send a body on a one-way trip to the Oort Cloud.
>>19956534>oh god, Alexa and Minaka butt 9 stubborn goat heads all day long
>>19956567Either that or they are best JUSTICE! Friends and kick ass forever. As Lancelot and Arthur should.
>>19956566>Quotefrom READS last thread: "We have no idea when the first scout swarms will be arriving in orbit."so, where are you pulling the rest of this shit from? because it smells something fierce.I betting a a small pod could be made to do .2-3C and meet the swarm a few days after being dropped a lightday away.
>>19956626>but I want the red chair>only the Queen's chair's can be red.>I'm the sister of the Red Comet!>Queen only!and there went the day
>>19956632That can be done, but if they have an advance group, said group could stumble upon your ftl craft.
>>19956663it's the same risk we took with the probeswe can put the DOLL in a sleeper pod and put it a few more days out. or just have the probe anti-matter self destruct at a safe range if threatened.
>>19956663I can see it now.FTL drop test subject far away from the main swarm. Ship appears in the middle of scout swarm.
>>19956707>>19956703>anti-matter self destruct at a safe range if threatened.
>>19956703We weren't fully clued in on swarm behavior back then, and we were checking up on the libertarian colony because we lost contact.We didn't know the swarm was there till the probes told us so.
>>19956733being unaware of the risk doesn't mean it wasn't there. READS knew that the colony had gone unresponsive and took a calculated risk.
>>19956762And now we happen to be better informed, and some of now judge the risk to be too great.
I'm going to try to list some stuff we should do as Daedalus:Prepare press releases for when the Vonny attacks become too public to keep secret.Purchase three replacement bodies for Alpha Base. (>>19955597 for appearance.)Include retractable monatomic graphene bayonet in abstraction of X-1904 Automatic Grenade Launcher, unless it is negligible.
>>19956414If I might make a few suggestions:That red is a little hard to read off of. Not impossible, but it could stand to be a little lighter.You probably should clear a space on Alexa's sheet for arglasses.And also, I would change all the stat ups to the Strength Melee, Smarts Ranged, Stamina HP, Speed Defense style like you have in Anne's sheet for completeness. For your reference should you chose to do this, the only bonuses to effective stats are Minaka's AotQ's Strength bonus, probably the strength bonus for the Vanguard armor, and possibly that armor's Stamina bonus as well. Anne's Lady Glove has smarts as a bonus for the weapon, which might mean it rolls smarts to attack or something, I dunno.
>>19957177He could perhaps use a white font color for Alexa's gear. The stats look okay to me in black.
>>19957207>>19957177I'll try this two ways.
>>19957583and the second. Which one do you guys think works better?
>>19957583>>19957594I just noticed I missed the Strength Attack on the Vanguard armor. Fixed in the PSD now.
>>19957594>>19957583I personally like >>19957594 a bit better, the white text sorta stands out and grabs your eyes more then the others' equipment lists. By the way, thanks for listening to my suggestions.
>>19956632ReaDS also said >The scouts, though may be anywhere from a week out to just launchingWe don't know when they will arrive, and it's more efficient and safer to wait for the first scout swarm to make planetfall and send Icarus to it to test the limits of the IFF bug than to send a body in a capsule towards the main nanite swarm.
>>19957657Of course, I always welcome suggestions and criticisms. I'm no professional, I just took a photoshop class in highschool and seem to have a half decent intuition about what looks good.
>>19957594I prefer the second one with the all black text. The white stands out too much in comparison to the rest.Maybe a slightly lighter hue of red for Alexa, not that much lighter but a bit lighter.
>>19957594Definitely this one.
>>19957760That's much better.
>>19957689Do you mean from the red in >>19956414 or >>19957594? Because if the latter, I'm fine either way as long as it's a small lightening, but if the former I could not disagree more.
this please photoshop friend
I have to go. Throwing in a vote of iGlasses for Alexa in case it becomes relevant while I'm gone.Also >>19956960.And >>19957760 is a great shade of red.
"I know this is somewhat redundant," you tell the two of them. "But you have a little under an hour before I'll be able to sleeve you into your temporary body, Alexa. Why don't you and you brother get to know each other.The two look at each other, smiling."So this is muscle-beast is my big brother, huh?" the girl says. "I was expecting somebody with a more heroic figure."The large man snorts. "And this twig of a girl is supposed to be my little sister?" He queries. "I hope to Christ, Buddha and all Minor Deities that her morph has more meat on her bones than her self image."The two lock eyes, glaring. Neither back down. Then the grins split far wider than they had been before, until even that splits, the two sharing in their very distinctive laugh."ADOHOHOHOHO!"Those two settled, your hologram qietly winks out of existance. >Field too long
>>19958377You figure you hould give them some time alone with each other - in the chaos of your worry you left several strings hanging. Their is a missive, from one of the Admins of a (relatively) nearby world, with a quantitave model of his successful attempt to get an eye at the heart of his local swarm. The video is from a sublight detatchment of a super luminal probe, lasting approximately .1 kiloseconds post contact with the Vonnies. The things were comprised of whatever materials they could find amongst the rubble of a former research station, as though a sort of skeleton key in combination with genetic algorithm dictated their construction. Individual Vonnies were thick as locusts with the debris, the ones that combined seemed to serve as the first stage of digestion, breaking down pieces to sizes their uncombined bretheren could use to replicate. A grisly sight, you see the HUD of the system showing functional breakdowns throughout the audvids final moments, until at last the feed is cut.Grisly, but it does confirm the possibility of one of your more ethically questionable ideas.>Wat Do?>Creating infomorphs (or ones that read like girls) requires a roll of 1d20+15
>>19958377>they brofist in battle>explosion kills all bots in huge area
>>19958428>then suddenly ADOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO
>>19958393Wait, which did it confirm? I can't recall now.
>>19958393this at least >>19957884let Icarus know about roomateI'll wait till the sensor network is up before I ask for the DOLL test.
>>19958479Sending Icarusfork or another Doll to pretest the AI in a body thing.
>>19958509I'd like too, but the support for the idea isn't there.
rolled 2 + 15 = 17I think we need to find/make a third girl for the Beta site PC team.I suppose I'll roll towards towards that? Oh, no. I'll roll for Icarus' Cthuttlefish Muse. Should we be making one for Alexa?
rolled 16 + 15 = 31>>19958546Blast. May not, with that roll.What's the DC for such, if I might ask?
rolled 9 + 15 = 24>>19958546Hopeful a better roll for the cuttlefish
rolled 16 + 15 = 31>>19958393Does Alexa also require a Muse to assist with targeting, or does she already have the necessary training, and targeting assist subroutines, from Alex?
>Icarus fork when main swarm arrives.jpegOnly reason I'm doing this, god help me.
rolled 10 + 15 = 25>>19958638 dice
Sending a single DOLL really is not a good idea, purely from a scientific point of view.We know that the IFF bug, while 100% in human girls, is 50% triggered by young boys, and 0% in neoteniks.Just 1 DOLL surviving or dying isn't a good test, because the bug might only be triggered 50% in infomorphs modified to be young girls. Or 75%. Or 10%. We need a large set of data to actually be sure, and that requires using up lots of ship-building resources (all of which are currently tied up building the sensor net or our defense and evacuation fleets) and lots of bodies that could instead be kept as backups for the Magical Girls until the DOLLs are ready in 6 months.And we have no way of recovering all of those bodies used once they enter the nanite swarm.
>>19958613>>19958393Oh yeah, this roll was for making a Muse, not for creating another infomorph and sending them to die on a pointless mission.
You put off using your abilities for nefarious purposes for now, mostly because all of your ship building resources are tied up with more important things like the sensor net and building the fleet.Going back to your console - th hub from where your mind program interfaces with the rest of your software - you decide that both your daughter and Alexa need a muse like the other girls. Icarus could probably use the assist with the targetting, given how unused she is to living within a biological frame. Alexa, you decide, should not be left out of this mix, if only to ensure that morale remains high. Adding cute things to distract from bad things tends to do that. And, since your totally awesome at the coding, they are cutish, rather than genocidal.A fork that you had left with your daughter - whom is -finally- wearing some clothes, even if it's just a really big tie-dyed shirt - informs you that your daughter demands that her infomorph be hosted upon a cetholomorph rather than in her armor's computer. She says that she could probably dummy rig all of the targetting functions, and that the cethalomorphs are 'totally radical' like the cthulhoids.Oh damn, she's talking like him. Didn't you cut her off from that stuff?But you don't really see the harm. Maybe you're doting on her, but for the next ten hours it -is- her birthday. You quietly order a cethalomorph shipped to beta site.>Name Cethalomorph 'Muse' AI>Choose Alexa's Muse Form>Choose Alexa's Muse Name
>>19958919Cethalomorph AI Name: RandyAlexa's Muse Form: Small DraconidAlexa's Muse's Name: Sarge
>>19958919Cethalomorph Name: Ketos Alexa Muse Form: A MyrmidonName: Ajax
>>19958919Cthuloid name: Zhamothugyu, Zhammy for short.>>19958987Seconding this for the rest.
>>19958919>Name Cethalomorph 'Muse' AILuuhyAnd I'll also support Sarge
>>19958919IMN: Doctor OctopusAM: Lion, or sentient CometAMN: Gryffindor or Aslan for former, Halley for latter
>>19959142Also, Godric for AMN Lion
>>19958987This idea for Alexa's muse is perfect.
You give your daughter's muse an Arvatar that stylistically represents its natural form. A greyish purple hue of skin, ten long tentacles acting as legs and arms for a large, bulbous head. In one tentacle, a cup of tea which it drinks with its humanish mouth, presently showing a contented grin. Two wide, smiling eyes that match the arvatar's cartoonish style sit above the mouth, one of which is covered by a dapper monocle. Atop his head, a polished black suade tophat.His name is become Zhamothluuhyu. Luuhy for short. The most elegent gentleman with ten tentacles.The form your give to Alexa's avatar is no less fantastical, but much more fierce than the dapper and friendly looking squid. Clad in silvered powered armor is a dragon become humanoid, his face of neutral expression, his eyes pouring out with the ferocity of courage. In one of his hands is a banner, a blackened field with a red comet soaring through it as though it were the night sky. In his other, a large gun, too unwieldy to fire much more than celbratory shots into the air with but a single arm.His name is Sarge. Simple, and exactly reflective of his brusque personality.>Wat do?-or-Skip ahead to tommorow and>who be?
>>19959336can Icarus and Alexa meet today?if so do thatelse skip to tomorrow and do that>The most elegent gentleman with ten tentacles.I say, good show friend.
>>19959336Skip ahead until we get to have our Daughter and her new friend meet.
>>19959336Have a quick talk with each of the Muses. Tell them about the girls, what the girls are going to have to do in the future and to take very good care of the two girls.
>>19959336Skip to whenever Icarus meets Alexia.
>>19959336We never did watch the initial training montage.
>>19959399Could always go back and do that.Let's do that.
>>19959466That's what I was getting at. Perhaps as quick recap scene, rather than something involved.
=OMNITUBE=My Cadets Are Horrendously Bad-posted by TheRealRedComet183902tags: Cadets, Basic Training, Epic Fail, FunnyDescription: So yeah Firewall's got me training some newbies into ship shape because my last sortie didn't let any of the rest of my team get a shot in. The girls need some work. Pinky's got the right attitude I want, but unfortunately she really needs to get used to how much faster she goes with the power armor. She ends up overswinging with her blade and knocking herself on her ass from putting too much power into her strikes.Ironic, coming from me, I know.Ms. Brunette's biggest issue is her lack of confidence. I feel like if I look at the poor girl too long she'll just break into a thousand tiny pieces. But at least she's got the maths right in popping up those shields - apparently, when I'm not looking at her and making her shake apart, she blocks 90% volume of fire, and can take out the turrets pretty reliably with those cryo bombs.Blue is probably the best of the three. Just the right amount of aim with that bow, and she's beginning to get the hang of those pistols of hers. The biggest problem I see with her is her attitude. One cannot afford to be pessimistic on the battle field. Still, she'll probably me moving over to live fire exercises first.>Field too long
>>19959656Comments.Top RatedYou're not the real red comet!TheRedComet (+40039)Pinky's flip @ 0:56 needs a six hour version.MitchMillions58 (+39238)NewestWhy do you censor the TRUTH?TheTRUTHisoutthere49Does this have anything to do with Operation: Mahou Shoujo?TheTRUTHisoutthere48 - user was banned for this post.
>>19959717Find out who the fuck is TheTRUTHisoutthere48.Track that person down, and we're going to have a talk.They just got themselves drafted for the war effort.
>>19959676"Because your truth is boring compared to my truth."
>>19959717Monitor the video to make sure none of the kids' parents see it. They might recognize them.
>>19959676>TheTRUTHisoutthere48 send the partyvanALL of the partyvans
>>19959676>>19959656Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
>>19959798While you still haven't chosen an option to either stay on campus or stay in base, either way the Girl's parents will know that their daughters were selected for Firewall's now Cadet program. Daedalus said that shortly after they accepted, so you might have missed it.
>>19959838Lets see who it is, before we send the QVans
>>19959838this except less party, more Firewall.
>>19959872I thought we'd forgotten to do that. Minaka will obviously want to stay on base, Anne will stay because Minaka does, but I'm not sure about Reimu
>>19959880That's what he said.
>>19959908Yeah, but the moment they chose 'accept' the e-mails were gone out.
Find TheTRUTHisoutthere48 Prepare press releases for when the Vonny attacks become too public to keep secret.Purchase three replacement bodies for Alpha Base. (>>19955597 for appearance.)
>>19959872Ah, fuck, I forgot that they being cadet wasn't the secret, the evil vonnies were. Sorry.
>>19959939Right, I wasn't saying "Don't let the parents find out." just about whether or not they'd stay on the base, or do the university time-share thing.
The alarm bells are going off in your head. All of the alarm bells. Whoever this 'theTRUTHisoutthere' fellow may be, you are certain that e is not supposed to know about anything regarding Operation Mahou Shoujo. That he brought it up so casually on a major public fora suggests that he is of that certain type who just loves to dig deep into things civilians are not meant to know. You fork off a strong beta fork to deal with the operations of the ongoing defense project and the oversight of the local ReaDS. This investigation is more important.You will direct this -personally-.His OMNITUBE channel is almost empty, except for a single, twenty minute video called "Polymeric Falcighol Derivation".It does however, have a link to a standalone server address coded in an old markup language. >wat do?
>>19960148Skim through the video, it's probably drivel but it might be worth checking.Don't go straight to the server through the link. First research the server, see where it's based and find a different way in that isn't connected to his Omnitube.
>>19960148First, get a couple forks to check over his video; there might something encrypted within the video file. There's a number of different methods that could be used.Then, find that server's physical location. Get a dump of the routing logs of every router around it for 4 hops. I want to know who's accessed this server, and from where.Then we can look to accessing the server, with all of our considerable defenses up and ready.
>>19960148use seven seven proxies and four dump corporations, then invade.that or just use a local net cafe to do all of this in and wipe our login there
>>19960148Find out what we can and then use some of our forces to go shut him downLeaks like this could be deadly to our attempts at defense of the arcologies
You open up the video, prepared for drivel, or worse, mindless static. Conspiracy nuts just love to throw around 'encrypted' junk files that have nothing inside them. The first audvis begins to parse and you have your forks attempting to decrypt as it goes."Hello, Daedalus."The voice is male and female, a baritone and a soprano, perhaps even more than one, you aren't wholly sure. But this was not what you expected."I'm actually somewhat glad that you came to this video first, rather than storm my old site." An image fades in, of a man falling down stairs, whilst another claims to have warned him. "That probably would have further painted me a nut - but that's just what I needed for this little thing to work. Now, pay very close attention here, these are important and you wouldn't want to lose them.""Partridge. Oregon. DeGrasse. Hawking. Armstrong. Gilead. Hammerton. Thorton. Marseille. Braavos."Odd. Those are the names of the ten Arcologies that house intersystem quantum entanglement communicators.The voice becomes almost sing song. "Do be competent about that, dear. Oh, and don't try to find me - I don't exist, and I don't approve of Rick's methods for this indeed insurmountable crisis. But that's why he's the leader, and I'm not - he always was more cold blooded than I was.">Wat do?
>>19960702Interesting. Do some checks on the server anyway, don't kick down the front door yet.Also set a fork to investigating quantum entanglement and how it could relate to the Vonnies.
>>19960702Set a fork to dig up whatever we can, it might be useless but we have to try it.Check aside from the communicators if there is anything that marks those places outThen check back in on our recruits
>>19960702He's not really telling us anything we don't already know.We KNOW already that the scout nanite swarms are going to target the quantum entanglement comm centers first. They couldn't tell us anything useful?And then telling us that they're not cold-blooded enough to actually be able to save us from this crisis; great vote of confidence there.I can see why they're not the leader, but Rick (the stoner bastard that he is) has the position.Fuck, I just want to slap this person around for wasting our goddamn time.Continue checking the server, find where it is located and when it was put together and went online.
>>19960702That ordering can't be coincidental. Run a systems check of the Partridge interstellar comms facilities, then the others in the order the arcos were listed.
Rick is the leader specifically because he has no ambition. He has no desire to actually use the staggering amount of power at his disposal. The only things he wants to do are chill, and let people do their own thing.He is literally incapable of fucking things up.
>>19960868Could it be the predicted order in which the Scout Vonnies will attack?
>>19960875Or perhaps that's what he wants propel to think.
>>19960911That is another thought I had.
>>19960915>propelPeople, friggin autocorrect.
>>19960875I figured it was because Rick would never give us up, or let us down. He certainly wasn't going to run around, or desert us. He would never make us cry, tell us a lie, or say "goodbye".
>>19961027No, that's just what he tells everyone who actually asks him why he's the leader.
>>19961046That sounds entirely in character from what we've seen.
>Last Post Until Monday. The Rennaisance Fair Beckons.Stepping back, rather frustrated at the lack of new information the man gave you, you wait for the forks to finish their work, but for some reason you have the distinct feeling that all of this is a dead end. The one's in charge of decrypting the video came up with some sixty gigabytes of the same picture as was shown in the video. Or, at least, an altered version. The man who is going to be the 'scary piece of shit' has an arrow pointing at him marked 'Sober Rick'. The man who is warning him about stairs has another arrow, labeled 'me'. You have no idea what this has to do with anything. Like that goddamned list, neither by alphabetical order or order of their construction dates, complete fucking use-And then the thought hits you that he might have just told you the order in which the scouts will attack. You're not entirely sure if that's a valid interpretation, or how the fuck he would have come across that information, but you'll keep it in mind. More metadata comes in. The server was a custom job, hooked into an ethernet jack next to a Quantum ENtanglement Communicator on the other side of transhuman space. The site was built thirteen days ago, and the server was only manufactured two days before that, by a Compiler registered under the name Idon Texist.What a fracking waste of time.>I suppose wat do is futile given how long I'll be gone, but...>Wat do?
>>19961133damn you and your medieval cosplay!you could be writing more shoujo-ai(sp) for us to lewd all over.havee fun!
>>19961133Have some human Firewall analysts take this apart. It's probably a waste of time, but whatever.Then we can skip to watching Icarus meet Alexa, and make her first friend.
Is posting back up?
>>19961219>Friend.Well, I guess that's one way of putting it.
rolled 54 = 54>>19961589It's perfect, is what it is.
>>19961133I don't think its necessary to "sunder the earth around him". Finding him, finding out what he knows about the Vonnies and their attack plan, and why he's so adamant about Rick, would be a good start.Task a few processes with investigating the given sites for any clue that could lend validity to the idea that these will be the Vonnie's first targets.
> expect Nanoha in THE FUTURE> receive Code Babylon: Lyrical Revolution
>>19961133Rick is the type of person who isn't suited for leadership. How is he going to stick it to the man if he is the man? By getting high and posting secret government info in the public domain pretending to be a conspiracy theorist and making fun of 'sober rick'. Many people who you believe to be harmless conspiracy nuts could actually be SECRET GOVERNMENT AGENTS. The truth is out there man, the conspiracies are conspiracies.
>>19963057An interesting theory. How do we know you aren't a government plant yourself?
>>19963518If I am, that just proves I'm telling the TRUTH, bro. Rick WANTS to tell the TRUTH, but he can't, so he does anyway but framing it as a conspiracy so it's not taken seriously. >That probably would have further painted me a nut - but that's just what I needed for this little thing to workWhen the rumours start flying, everyone will be like "oh, that's just that crazy conspiracy theory, it can't be true". The rumours are true bro. By telling you the truth, he makes you blind to it.Why else would the picture specify "sober rick" instead of just "rick"? To differentiate him from the "me" character. How else would he have access to all that info? How else would he create a false identity that a high-ranking AI couldn't see through? How else would he have got physical access to a quantum entanglement communicator? High Rick really doesn't like the bad vibes that sober Rick's putting out, training all them child soldiers and shit. It's all there bro.
>>19963596Okay, yeah, you got some points. But we also don't like getting eaten by voracious Von Neumann nanite swarms, so High Rick can go and get himself stuffed; at least Sober Rick is trying to save us all.
>>19962924SameReaDS is handling it well enough to keep it interesting though
Prepare press releases for when the Vonny attacks become too public to keep secret.Purchase three replacement bodies for Alpha Base. (>>19955597 for appearance.)Include retractable monatomic graphene bayonet in abstraction of X-1904 Automatic Grenade Launcher, unless it is negligible.Realize Icarus's pet squid is going to get its cephalopod ass killed if it goes into combat with her. House it in her arglasses, but make it able to control the cephalomorph via wireless, so the body can be replaced easily. Give the actual creature instincts to follow and protect Icarus if uncontrolled.Be the Alexa.
>>19964210THEMES HOOOOOOOOOOOIcarus:One Girl In All the World ~ Super Metroidhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDJ63ZHrGo8Reimu:Dawn of War II - For The Craftworldhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJhtIv_Yd5wMinaka:Shadow of the Colossus - Counterattackhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cTbRrz6BBsAlexa:MS Gundam Char's Counterattack OST - MAIN TITLE Starting at 1:14http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLlJD7EAsYgAnne:what I have no feel for this girl
>>19961133The server's NOT useless. If we hack it, we can leave a message that our "Friend" is likely to see.>>19963057>>19963596Except EVERYONE knows Rick as a stoner. We don't know anyone who's ever seen him sober - except maybe our new "Friend"...What if Sober Rick really is a Scary Piece Of Shit? If we accept that hint at face value, we could speculate that Rick has been planning this for a while ("I can't wait")This whole IFF bug seemed awfully convenient, really. They're immune to our best weapons, except child soldiers?If this hint is true, it could very well mean "Sober Rick" has staged this whole crisis as a power grab. Of course OutThere could just as well be on the Vonnies' side himself.Or the whole thing could be a massive Red Herring.There's not much we can do about it right now, but we should keep it in mind (preferably in an encrypted section thereof).Magical Luuhy unrelated.
Ok, I didn't follow this for a few days.What kind of equipment did you finally choose for the girls?
>>19966542>>19957760>>19966508I saw we finding the guy and put the AI mindworms in him.
>>19966577>>19966583That picture was the reason why I asked.My question was regarding powered armor vs something else.
>>19966598ohMinaka's in light-medium power armor and Alexa is in Terminator armor like her brotherthe other two are in frilly clothes and Icarus has no armor yet.
>>19966613Icarus will get the wings befitting her name plus.light power armour.Kinda how the Living Saints are usually depicted, including the halo, just because we can.
>>19967161I'm okay with this.
>>19966508What if there's sober rick, who's a scary piece of shit who's behind the Vonnies; slightly stoned rick, which is the one everyone knows; and really stoned rick, who's the conspiricy theorist and trying to warn us about sober rick?What if Daedalus is just another version of Rick? What if everyone on the planet is just a fork of Rick?You think you've found the truth, so you don't look further and see the TRUE truth.
>>19967161Gotta fly if you want to bring the THUNDER
>>19967161No chance we could make her battle look look a little like Pit from Kid Icarus
>>19968290not getting my vote
>>19968290>Kid IcarusWhich one? Original or remakes?Flight systems utilizing modifications to the Higgs Field and a gravity wave generator would be good to keep Icarus away from getting swarmed by the nanites.
>>19967161No way, Icarus is Marine Shoujo. She has a squid familiar and loves water. And Icarus did fall into the ocean, after all.
>>19968985That's what she enjoys, but it doesn't have to be her combat theme. If you really want to work the marine thing, perhaps she could use a trident shaped lightning cannon.And vulcan cannon drones.
>>19968985Not to mention having someone named 'Icarus' who flies is asking to have them, well, fall.I say give her a the future equivalent of a shark suit and wetsuit, colored blue, with fin-like or winglike protrusions from the shoulders that provide boosts in water or on land.For weapons, ranged is probably good. A harpoon launcer would fit the theme but probably be mostly useless. Maybe a repeating crossbow?
>>19968985>>19969060>No way, Icarus is Marine Shoujo. She has a squid familiar and loves water. And Icarus did fall into the ocean, after all.>Ice Wings.
>>19969086While ranged would be what we want her to use when possible, for her first sortie we need her to get in close and see if the nanites try to go for lethal attacks, or non-lethal attacks.We'll need Alexa on standby to get Icarus out of there if the IFF bug doesn't get triggered. And just because the attacks are non-lethal, doesn't mean that they won't try to drain the batteries powering Icarus' weapons and armor.
>>19969060If you're worried about Icarus, just send her in with backup. It would be child's play to save her and pull her out at the first sign of trouble. And we can also back her up before the mission.
>>19968355Why bother with a flight system, anyway? the only reason it's being suggested is so Icarus can stay away from the Vons so she doesn't get killed, and we need her to get close to the Vons her first mission. After that, either getting close to the vonnies will be lethal, in which case she has no business going on missions, or nonlethal, in which case the whole reason for her having the flying is gone.
>>19969180I didn't say anything about being particularly worried about her. If anything, that was a semi-indirect suggestion for her weaponry.>>19969261Because flying is neat?
>>19969261Because if, in the second case where she can use be fielded against the Vonnies, being able to stay away makes best use of the loadout we've been coming up for her, which is a slow-firing but large area-of-effect nuke-type attack.
>>19969344fine, s'long as we can use my idea on some other Maho Shoujo.
>>19969261Because we had planned that they all have some kind of flight or jump augmentation to begin with.Anne was going to have full flight, Reimu was going to have jump augs for high jumps and descent control and Minaka would have jump boosts for charging
>>19969344Just to check, which loadout is that?
>>19970030None that I have seen so far.The closest I have seen is a discussion as to whether she is specialized or generalist and that came down to whether she triggers the IFF bug
>>19970259There have been a few posted.One guy was proposing lightning powers and lazcannonsI originally proposed some sort of heavy weapons thing, last thread I posted something else I can't quite recall, and just this thread I dropped another, being lightning cannon & vulcan drones.
>>19970315Ah ok, I just remember the discussion from last time about whether she should be a generalist so she can support where needed or a specialist so she has a defined roleI lean more towards the generalist since her stats support it or tech wizard since her unholy int supports that
So, when are we gonna go befriend some replicators?
>>19970761Possibly Monday. Though I suspect not quite then, myself. Icarus and Alexa still need to meet, Icarus needs to get geared up, etc.I also think we need a third PC girl for the Beta site along with Icarus and Alexa, to make them a trio.Perhaps one of the 12 John picked up before the loosened requirements order was rescinded, unless we can find someone else to be resleeved as a 15 year old girl after we hack their brain fork.
>>19970869Yeah probably another thread or two so we get things iron out then they get close enough for us to start doing things
>>19969110Our beloved daughter is perhaps insufficiently tomboyish for this.>>19961133>Wat do?... so are QENCs basically ansibles? If not, what are they?Regardless, following up on http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19894317/#p19899004:Read up on A-K fivespace, comma, known methods of screwing with. See if any of them are mature enough to turn into a 'bomb' (one-shot device capable of projecting, at tactical distances, a sudden deliberate preferably-asymmetric* pressure increase/decrease more than four decimal orders of magnitude greater than that expected from an individual Vonny). Anything more controllable or reusable than that is gravy.* does this even make any sense I dunno I'm just a dog
>>19971171Nah, I give the 'Ice Wings' idea 9/10. Lets go for it.
>>19971171Ha ha haVery nice
>>19970869I was actually thinking that myself. Team Beta is sort of an oddball team.>>19971223Eh, I'd rather not make the wings ice or icelike. Metal much more trustworthy.>>19970315Heavy, slow weapons don't seem right for Icarus at all. Heavy ones, maybe, but not slow ones. I'm a fan of a sniper rifle and combat knife with support from flying remote-control laser squid, myself. Surely someone's engineered a cephalomorph capable of flight?
>>19970869I'd prefer to keep the 12 in their own team.They can be like the Dirty Dozen, a team of oddballs and misfits, that nonetheless get the job done.
>>19972525Said girl would probably be the captain of the squad, once one gets chosen/elected/appointed. Nobody said she'd be taken out of the team.If you're arguing for each of the twelve to become important characters, hell no.
>>199703153 turn charge up lightning attackEveryone's hair for 30 miles stands up
>>19972454Well, at least we can agree on gun drones.I don't think a sniper rifle is really viable against the Vonnies, too much precision, not enough wanton destruction, and a knife is a little too close.
>>19972681Sounds like a finisher to me.>>19972592>>19972525Well, we could get John to loosen the standards one more time, maybe. Say, not so good on morals, but high marks on self motivation. Sort of the inverse of the 12 already accepted.
>>19972769Maybe 2 dozen gun drones, that she can control with her high Smarts, and unleash a Touhou-esque Bullet Storm?Yeah, I can accept that.
>>19972846High Eplosive endothermic reaction rounds for even more cirno?
>>19972937But Icarus isn't a 9!
>>19972937>>19972846Huh, that could work.
>>19972846If we're using gun drones... why do we need girls?Can't HQ control.... billions of gun drones? Or an AI in a control drone. That's something AIs would be perfect at.I'd rather go with thrown lightning as the her basic weapon and a charge up laser finisher like I wanted at first. Then we can have the final boss upgrade laser that you can see from the next planet over.
>>19973251Inevitably the drones will get eaten, and the Vonnie swarms would be going straight for the throat in those situations.When there's a girl in the mix, because of the IFF bug, even if the girls attack the Vonnies, they will only respond with non-lethal attacks to try to get the girls safely out of the way. So the girls are needed to trigger the IFF response.Also, we've been warned that lasers and other direct-energy weapons are a big no-no.If you want to ignore that, and have it backfire on us, then you can continue pushing it.
>>19973318Once again, energy weapons of INSUFFICIENT POWER could be absorbed. That's why radar/lidar is absorbed.If we can't make a laser of sufficient power, then Anne's fire bombs are out. If Minaka can have gloves that crush bots with waves of force every turn, we can make a glove that can discharge a electric bolt of sufficient power to frag bots every turn.
>>19972827Well, she probably can't control quite that many, but I love the idea. A laser drone array it is. Maybe a lighning rapier that can also shoot lightning for melee and backup ranged? However, a three-turn attack is simply impractical.
>>19973990>Insufficient powerMilitary laser weapons are also of insufficient power, otherwise there wouldn't be a warning against using lasers, particle weapons, and radiation devices.We could go for a much higher-power laser weapon, but regular kinetic slugthrowers are more efficient.
>>19973318Energy weapons of insufficient power which last for too long are specifically the dangerous onesA three turn charge up attack is far too slow though
>>19973318Strictly speaking, it's low power direct energy weapons that don't work, a lazcannon might, which is why I specify that, when I mention them. Theoretically, a single massive blast would work, and due to bullshit SCIENCE! wouldn't bleed significant amounts of energy into the surrounding Vonnies.>On directed energy weapons, I'd advise against. Anything that relies on low impulse, sustained kinetic force in the terms of 'friggin laser beams', particle cannons (see anti matter exception) or radiation devices are a big 'fuck no'. At best, they won't accomplish much of jack shit, and the things will just stare at you before getting their replication on. At worst, congrats bro, you just accelerated the reproduction rate by a factor of ten, at least. Way to be.>>19973251And you're the only one pushing for that particular set-up, not that it doesn't help that it seems everyone has their own ideas for what to equip Icarus with.Myself, based on various comments that have been made, I like the idea of a chargeable lightning shooting trident (to go with the marine sub-theme that seems to be developing with Icarus), and a pair of Vulcan cannon gundrones.The main reason I say Vulcan cannon drones is that high velocity kinetic impact is supposed to be the most basic effective kill vector against the Vonnies. They also fit the Heavy Weapon category that we seem to be building for the Beta team.
>>19974388Actually, I've given up on the marine theme for Icarus in favor of using it for the third member. Use the lightning rapier, that sounds cool.
>>19974283Nobody even tried to explain why Anne gets firebombs which'll bleed energy then as a special ability. Apparently they aren't going to leak energy? >>19974388I have, because I like it, same as everyone else and what they want to have her use. I think adding "Drones" to every girl is boring myself. If you want drone support, let's just have a drone fleet as regular support and give all the girl cool abilities instead.Attaching the lighting to a rapier is going to make the blasts weaker. I'd liked to see her a aerial support.Normal Attack: LightningSpecial Option: Chain lightning, limit uses per scene. Heavy Attack: Heavy Laser, X round chargeSpecial Option: Drain Capacitors, instant fire, disables Levitate, Chain Lightning(Must be ready for use) for x turns. Drops shields by ~50% on use.Armor: +SPD, +STALevitate: no terrain penalties when while flying. Spotting: +chance to hit for allies on targets she can see.
>>19975203Anne gets firebombs because they work according to the omniwikiThey also explode burn and dissipate entirely so that there is no lingering flames for the vonnies to take advantage of
>>19972846>>19972769>>19973027I thought of something... what if each "feather" of in her wings is really a high-speed projectile in standby which she can detach either individually or en masse in order to unleash a world of pain upon the enemy?Image very related.
>>19975203>adding "Drones" to every girlNo one ever suggested that. It was suggested for Anne (not by me), and now it's being suggested for Icarus (by me). It was never suggested for every girl ever, and I'm intentionally limiting it to two for Icarus because there has to be a limit to things, if only for purposes of reasonable control.While giving a girl all the guns ever for a massive danmaku is an amusing idea, it's also pretty damn silly.As to a personal/melee weapon, I'm not really in favor of the rapier. Beyond any thematics of a trident, it functions better as a melee weapon against the VNs, and it can be used as a staff for channeling the lightning blasts.The main issue (as I see it) is it seems that you're so set on what you want her to use that you aren't even considering other people's thoughts on what to give her.
Anyway, we are deep in the autosage, by duration (not post count), if some one wants to make a new thread for further discussion, that could be cool.Myself, I'm rambling from a mix of light sleep deprivation, and it being late, so I'm going to bed.Not that it matters.
>>19975221I love the shit coming out of your ass, a viable fire attack has never been mentioned in a omniwiki. I'm glad you actually read the threads. >>19975379What, and everyone else isn't? We have Spalshwomen who's just moved on to the 6th girl, you who wants drones and doesn't care about the normal attack, and the guy from last thread who wanted a superheavy firepower girl(which would still be cool).I might make it in the morning when I get up. Night
>>19975610I never said I didn't care about a normal attack. That's what the lightning trident is for, which I adapted from your initial lightning powers suggestion. I'm primarily discussing the drones because they're getting brought up. I first presented them here because I like the idea of semi-independent support weapons hovering at her shoulders. I'm sticking with them because I don't think a viable alternative has been suggested. If a lazcannon is viable against the VNs, great, we can work with that, but the way you have it presented in your detail there does not look like an attractive weapon.
>>199756101 learn to read the fucking threads before acting like you know everything 2 be less of a cunt when someone might not know since they may have not been here>I think the high intesity heat might be regarding the ones that died in the fireball. IE - you can shoot some flame on it, but you have to shoot it hot enough to damage it's systems> READS::123571113 !xec3se3Cao 07/15/12(Sun)22:19 No.19898240>>19898186for your first, what >>19898216 said is basically right (or how I'ma roll with it).For your second, I see no reason why not. Go for it!Tl;dr fuck off with acting like you know shit until you can back it up fuckface
>>19975802>I think the high intesity heat might be regarding the ones that died in the fireball. IE - you can shoot some flame on it, but you have to shoot it hot enough to damage it's systemsyeah... but if you people think lasers have "bleed" then a fire attack must look like a fucking oil-spill. That kind of attack is going to feed them a significant amount of waste heat that you haven't explained how to deal with aside from it being magically waved aside.That was a READS reply, not an omniwiki post. It'd help if you'd not get the two confused so searching is easier.Now I want to get laser intensity handwaved because I can say "better" capacitors...>>19975708I've never said the word lascanon once. READS can decide what'd be an appropriate strength for it'd be for the turn charge. As for the instant use, what drawback would you use? Switch it to limited and cooldown instead of the CL? I wanted to give the instant hit a last shot feel.
>>19976022I wasn't actually the one you insulted in the first place but I just hate seeing people being cunts when they are wrongSo while it may to have been an omniwiki post the original guy had it right and you were just being a dick
>>19976022And generally it is because the ones that are hit by the fire attack are too dead to do anything towards feeding on it.And I am not worried about the bleed effect from weapons, it has already been stated weapons above a certain threshold will destroy vonnies but lesser ones feed them.So while there may be bleed it won't be enough to cause an issue unless we fail to destroy or damage them with the hit