>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>Fate Points: 0>Nano-Meta: 1955 Units>Credits: 46,250The year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and you never asked for this.It all started when your adopted alium-construct sister, Dani, stole and a quantum computer crystal from ArmaTek, and destroyed it. Since then, she, you, and your allies have been under attack by them, up to and including an elaborate trap that almost worked. The ArmaTek captain, Captain Minerva, has been doing his best to hunt you down. One of your friends, Sigma, was revealed to be a traitor, and killed himself to keep you from ferreting out any of ArmaTek's secrets. Soon after, a girl called K, who is somehow related to your own bullshit hacking power and the accident that shattered your spine, called and asked your girlfriend for help. In light of recent events, you called up Three, the leader of Resurgence, your old enemy, and asked him for help. In response... he brought the slumbering Resurgence back to life, and gave you the highly-vaunted title of Twelve.---You snap awake, and hear Amy mumble something as she snuggled into your arm. Right, you're in Valhalla. . and according to the Bullfrog's clock, it's insanely early in the morning- the sun hasn't even risen yet.<Sir,> Talos says. He must have been what woke you. <K has awoken. She's now interfacing with her arm computer.>
>>20132813<Thank you, Talos.>Well, time to make her breakfast, I guess. She must be hungry as hell.
>>20132842We should just keep an eye on her, no reason to be suspicious.
>>20132813As long as she doesn't try to interface with Valhalla's systems, we shouldn't interfere.
<Thank you, Talos.> You say, and start to get up.<Daaaaaave.> Amy says, clinging more tightly to you. She doesn't seem to be awake- the connection is fuzzy- but she doesn't want you to go.<Can you keep an eye on her, Talos, and make sure she doesn't try to interface with Valhalla's systems?> You ask<Certainly.> Talos responds.
>>20132981Let's see if we can influence her dreams with the connection. Time for sexytime shenanigans!
Would it be possible to create something along the lines of gundams solar array system? The reason I'm thinking this is that shields don't do shit to light or heat do they? It would also be rather easy to develop really.
>>20132981Time to get back to sleep for a few hours, I guess.
>>20132981Have Talos offer her breakfast, then.
>>20133046Second. Just send her images in a 'quiet' way. Like whispering in her ear, only it goes straight to her brain.
>>20133046>>20133092If she gets mad, insist that her subconscious started it.
Slowly, ever so slowly, you reach into Amy's mind through the connection. You see fuzzy, unreliable images, swirling and twisting around- you feel her brain trying to make sense of these images, to put them into a context of some kind. . So you start manipulate it, Just a little, but her eye opened and glared directly at you."You woke me up. Jerk." She said, and rolled over, facing away from you, and went back to sleep. "Go play with Azure, or someone that doesn't need sleep." She mumbled, and the connection went fuzzy again as she slumbered.Welp.You push yourself out of bed, don your lighter 'drites, and make sure that your suit is following you in butler mode. You direct the butler suit to start making some breakfast, when K walks in, hair disheveled, the computer still strapped to her arm."Sup." She said. "You guys have any tea?"
>>20133099>>20133092>>20133046I'm not entirely sure we should screw around with Amy's subconsciousness.
>>20133119Get that bitch some saffron tea. Bitches love saffron tea.Classy as fuck because it's royalty levels of expensive, and simple enough that a trained monkey could make it.
"Here." You say, and the suit sets down a small mug, still steaming, and a few waffles. She dug into the latter like she hadn't eaten in weeks, and sipped at the former just like it was meant to be."'S good." She said."Six out of ten! Come on, six out of ten!" You hear Lucca calling, as her and Delta enter the room."I believe there's a time when you have to decide that you have lost." Delta responded. "Your tactics are good for teams that require supply lines, but you need to keep the opponent's strategy in mind.""Hi." K said, both hands suddenly under the table. With one, she has a hand on her arm computer's keyboard, and the other is gripping her handgun."Hello." Delta responded.
>>20133219Can we send something like a text message to her computer? If so, "Relax, if he tries anything I'll gut him myself. You're officially under my protection for the time being."
>>20133219Place a hand on K's shoulder."I can understand you're wary around him.""You're probably not used to such high quality opponents, Lucca, while Delta has been training against enemies with capabilities similar to his own for his entire existence. I'm sure you'll manage to beat him soon enough."
>>20133219K, calm down. Lucca, you probably rely overly much on the multitasking that you have due to your implant and aren't thinking strategically enough.
"I can understand you're wary around him." You say, putting a hand on K's shoulder. "But don't worry- if he tries anything, I'll gut him myself."K nods, and relaxes."You're probably not used to such high quality opponents, Lucca, while Delta has been training against enemies with capabilities similar to his own for his entire existence. I'm sure you'll manage to beat him soon enough.""He's been using nothing but cheese, though." She said, frowning."Entrenchment and then counter-attacking is perfectly legitimate.""Not when you use siege tanks!""Also, splash damage works well against drones." Delta added, conversationally."You probably rely overly much on the multitasking that you have, due to your implant, and aren't thinking strategically enough."Lucca huffed, and frowned...For a moment.Then her grin went wide."No. . I have a plan. Six out of ten. Let's try six out of ten."
>>20133350"Defend Valhalla's Futurecraft honour. You're our champion, Lucca!"
>>20133350I'm torn, do I stay and watch the inevitable chaos that comes whenever Lucca has a grin and a plan or do I go have breakfast in bed with my sweetheart.
>>20133350"I want to play too. Maybe after you've finished your sixth game."
>>20133402Watch the game, I'm curious about futurecraft.
"Defend Valhalla's Futurecraft honor. You're our champion, Lucca!"The game starts, and on a whim, you project it via your helmet's screen, and you watch things unfold.You're not very familiar with all of the extensive 48 different armies to choose from, but whatever Delta's race is, it doesn't have any kind of supply line. It simply smashes into all of the resources, and quickly picks them up, into a massive, mobile bunker. Nomadic, in a way.Lucca, however, is trying something new. Where normally she'd go with complex, intricate formations of swarming drones. . Instead, you see a few strange buildings- she's a different race, it seems."Taking a page out of your book, Dave" Lucca said.Mechs storm down the battlefield, heavy weapons charged, blasting away at Delta's armor. When Delta entrenches his tanks and sets down the mobile HQ, she leaves. . And then slams down massive drop pods into the middle of his impromptu base, full to the brim with angry, melee soldiers, who tear the tanks apart handily. They die, easily, but Delta loses a lot more than Lucca did. Delta doesn't even bother to play the rest of that round, simply sighing. "You've won." He said.
>>20133506>I'm sorry for using this word but...Glomp Lucca and declare her the reigning Futurecraft champion."Dave Davis Davidson, tactical genius? I like the sound of that."
>>20133506Now we get into the beautiful concept of metagame where you have to predict what strategy the other is going to try and counter it. Delta, are you going to stick with the Tank Nomads in hope that she returns to her old drone ways or are you going to prepare for her Drop Pod strategy only to be foiled if she changes once again.
>>20133506Lucca, is the Flash still in the game?
"Heavy 'drites beat tanks."
"Dave Davus Davidson, tactical genius? I like the sound of that.""Psh, Dave," Lucca said. "I just decided to be a bulldozer for once. Doesn't mean you're some kind of tactical genius. If anything, I'm the genius. I knew exactly when and how to use the bulldozer tactics.""Oh? Prove it." You say."Wait. . " K says. "Can I play?"Ten minutes later, Lucca starts cussing, and stomps away."Goddamn salvage corvettes!" She cries, waving her arms about.K sips at her tea, her waffles having been utterly destroyed by now.
>>20133651Conspiratory bro-fist time."Good job, K. Some more waffles?"
>>20133651"Kushan, best race or bestest race?"
>>20133651So, K, you seem to be acclimating to Valhalla rather well. Welcome to our utterly dysfunctional little family. So you seem to have similar bullshit hacking powers to me. One of the things that was being transported, the one that disappeared, granted these powers to the two of us. We both have a pile of exotic material scattered throughout our bodies. Though we have it in rather different forms. What can you tell me about your hacking, is it just a force of will thing?
>>20133651We should probably warn K about the other people hanging around the base.
>>20133749"All she told ME was that she got banned for being too good at the game."
>>20133749"So that's why she's so pissed off. And unhappy about being banned."
"Good job, K. Some more waffles?""Yes please." She said, looking incredibly pleased with herself. "I can't believe I just beat 1mpulse.""1mpulse?" Delta asked, while you wonder how they're saying numbers in the middle of a word"Lucca. She was a professional Futurecraft player." K said. "For years. She only just stopped playing professionally a year ago. You didn't know? There's a picture of her on FCWiki. She's won tournaments and stuff for tens of thousands of credits at a time."
>>20133749"In her defence, I'd guess she hasn't really had the time to practice or keep up with the recent changes."
rolled 26 = 26>>20133779I imagine them saying "One-mmm-pulse"
>>20133779Didn't know that bit. How could she keep such a dark and terrible secret like that from me. I guess everyone here has something like that.So, bullshit magic hacking, tell me about your special variety of it.
>>20133779"Excuse me for a minute."Grab a bowl of ice cream and go after Lucca."Hey, you're still my favorite FC player."
>>20133796The "mmm" part is too long. Or at least that's how I'm reading what you just wrote. "One-m-pulse" is how I'd do it.
"In her defence, I'd guess she hasn't really had the time to practice or keep up with the recent changes.""Yeah. . ." K shrugged. "It has changed quite a bit recently.""What can you tell me about your hacking? Is it just a force of will thing?"". . In a way." She says. "It kind of gives out . . like, pulses of something, when I will it, but I have to think very carefully about what I do. If I don't do it right, then something breaks. In machines. . or in people. But people are a lot harder to affect. I have to strain for it."
>>20133857Strange, mine doesn't feel like that at all. Could you try doing it on this toaster or something like that while I observe it with my own bullshit hacking, see if we can come to a better understanding of the mechanism behind it.
"Strange, mine doesn't feel like that at all." You say. "Could you try doing it on this toaster, while I observe it and see if we can come to a better understanding of the mechanism behind it?""Sure." She said, and stood. She pointed her arm toward the toaster. . . and started vibrating- more quickly than a normal human arm could move. It's not the arm itself vibrating, it's something inside of it.A lance of energy burst forth from her arm, as your deepscanner indicates that the exotic material is giving off all sorts of non-ionizing radiation.The lance slams into the toaster, and the eddies of radiation clash there, swelling and resonating. . And then the toaster pops."How's that?" She asked.
>>20133924"Completely different from mine."Reset the toaster with bullshit hacking.
rolled 69 = 69>>20133924"Holy-! Got damn woman, that's not hacking that's an energy beam!"
>>20133924"Quite different from how I do it. I'm so glad we don't have the same power.Anyway, would you like a tour of the base?"
>>20133924"Fascinating. Mine acts like an AI hacking something, even if it should be impossible to hack."
>>20133924That was extremely weird. You throw fucking radiation at the problem and somehow solve it. While we get similar results I think I do it very differently, it may have to do with the Bullfrog implant.
>>20133950Energy beam to communicate with the device. She doesn't have the bullfrog, after all.
"Completely different from mine." You say, and reset the toaster with your own bullshit hacking. "That's not hacking, that's an energy beam!""Energy beam?" She asked. "Do I really shoot one? Pew, pew. It's not one I can see, so I never made much effort into finding out how it works. How does yours?"
>>20133999"We don't have the slightest clue."
>>20133999"I don't actually know how mine works either. But it is different from yours for sure. All I have to do for mine is concentrate, and I 'see' everything electronic around me. Then I just sort of will it to do what I want and it does. Even if it has no wireless connections."
>>20133999I think about it, concentrate on what I want done and I pretty much just hack it with my brain and I can enforce my will on it. Sometimes it goes all metaphorical like when I'm ripping an AI apart or something like that.
rolled 45 = 45>>20133999"Well, my entire brain is inside my implant. I just kind of... will something to happen and usually it does.
no one knows how it works it just does plus it is pure BULLSHIT what I can pull off.
It's not related to the current situation, but I'll be leaving soon and want to get this out there.We should patent every piece of technology we can, including the alium stuff. Let them have it, but don't let them profit from it.
"I don't actually know how mine works either. But it is different from yours for sure. All I have to do for mine is concentrate, and I 'see' everything electronic around me. Then I just sort of will it to do what I want and it does. Even if it has no wireless connections.""So mine is. . pointed in one direction, and yours goes everywhere." She said.<Uh. . .Dave.> Amy said. You sense her shaking off her sleep, and you feel slight tinges of embarrassment and a peculiar itch that you don't quite recognize. <Lucca is, uh. . rather cute, isn't she? I, um, had a dream.>
>>20134105<You can go ahead and say it Amy. I won't judge.>
>>20134105<Morning Sweetheart, she is rather cute. But as I am your boyfriend I must add that she isn't as cute as you. But the two of you together, that is a wonder to behold.>
>>20134133<Two great tastes that taste great together!>
<Morning, sweetheart.> You say. <She is rather cute.. but as I'm your boyfriend, I must add that she isn't as cute as you. But the two of you together. . .><Yeah, that's what I dreamt about.> Amy grumbled. <You ... didn't do anything to my dreams while I was sleeping, did you?>K gave you an odd look as you seemingly stare into space.
>>20134204"Sorry, wireless conversation."<Well you started sending me dirty thoughts in your sleep, so I decided to direct them - but I thought you woke up and glared at me before I could actually do anything.>
>>20134204<I tried a little, but you woke up before I could do anything.>"I'm just talking to Amy. We have similar implants, so we keep a mental connection as much as possible."
>>20134204"Nope, I learned about that after the incident with Lucca's implant. I keep my abilities off my friends and loved ones, unless necessary or asked for."
>>20134204Do you actually think I have fine enough control to pull something like that off? I looked around for 1 second this morning after you said my name, you woke up and I left it alone. There may have been some bleed through to give you basic subject matter, but all of those juicy details you are going to tell me about, that's all you dear.
"I'm just talking to Amy." You say. "We have similar implants, so we keep a mental connection as much as possible.""Ohh." She says, and nods. "Or you're wildly insane and she just humors you.""Or that." You say. <I tried a little, but you woke up before I could do anything.><No, I was talking about *before* that.> Amy said. You feel a creeping sense of dread coming from her. <. . You sure there wasn't like. . bleed through or something from you?>
>>20134279<I don't think so...Were you thinking about Futurecraft a while ago? We should probably test it to see if there's any bleed.>
>>20134279There was nothing intentional on my end. Given the two way connection I'm probably getting just as much as you were, and I wasn't dreaming of you and Lucca so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
>>20134279<Not sure. I have no clue if I still dream, or if the bullfrog records them, if I do.>
>>20134279<Let me check real quick.>Go through the bullfrog logs of last night.
rolled 74 = 74>>20134327>inb4, Lucca rapes us every night.
>>20134279<I don't think so, lemme check the Bullfrog's logs.>
You scan through the bullfrog's logs of last night. For the most part, there's been no cross-communication. It seems that you need to intend to send messages, it looks like.<The bullfrog's logs say that there wasn't anything. I don't dream anymore, except for creepy metaphorical dragon dreams, but there was nothing intentional on my end.><Oh.> Amy said. <Okay, then.><So all of those juicy details you are going to tell me about, that's all you, dear.><I, uh, don't want to talk about it.> She said. You all but feel her blushing, despite the distance.
>>20134396<Aww, c'mon no one else'll know but us.>
>>20134396<Well I still wouldn't be surprised to find out we're becoming more like one another due to the link. Y'know, like those disgustingly cute couples who finish each others sentences they've been around each other so long.>
>>20134396<Come on. Remember that one time, with the...? There's no way this can be as weird.>
>>20134396<I dread the day I have a front row seat of one of your Dave/Grayson fantasies, dear.>
come to think of it why is Amy getting all embarressed I mean she FUCKS a god of war who is overly fond of mechendrites in zero g and who knows what else wtf is with you woman?
<Come on. Remember that one time, with the ... swap? There's no way this can be as weird.> You say.<Well, you know that footage of me and Lucca that you so. . .lovingly keep stored?> Amy asked. <The dream basically. . .continued that.> She said. <But I'm not gay! I don't understand it.>
>>20134498<Well, we don't really know how much of our personalities we share through the link. So it's entirely possible that this was somehow my fault.>
>>20134498<Maybe you're bisexual? It's not that weird honey. Lots of people try it. It wouldn't bother me in the slightest if you were by the way.>
no you are not gay my lovely technicolor death machine I can attest to that rather you maybe by and that is awesome.
>>20134498"Pff. You don't gotta be gay to find other girls attractive. 'Gay' is just a label for a preference, Amy."
>>20134498<Well considering how...different it felt with the swap thing, maybe you're just fondly remembering that feeling.>
>>20134498<Of course you're not. I got the impression you're rather smitten with me, so that rules out being gay.>Can we give her a telehug?
so many good responses I pity exabyte having to choose.
>>20134498I think this isn't a conversation we should hold over the wire.
>>20134498"Well, you just might like Lucca."
Half a dozen responses go through your mind, but finally, you settle on one.<Pff. You don't gotta be gay to find other girls attractive. 'Gay' is just a label for a preference, Amy.>For good measure, you wrap your virtual arms around her in a telehug.<Good point.> She said. <And in any case, I prefer you. So, how's that one girl doing? She awake yet?>You eye K, and she's slumped over the table, her eyes closing every few moments.
>>20134643<Sorta. She's ambulatory at least.>
>>20134643<She ate a bit but it seems like she has a bit more sleep to catch up on.>"Hey K, want me to bring you back to your bed?"
>>20134643<Well, she was. Now she seems to be debating a nap on the breakfast table.>
>>20134643>DavesexualGod, I can't even begin to imagine what Dave's face looks like right now.
>>20134643<Predefined sexuality is for the masses. And she's mostly ok. She ate a bit, but looks like she needs more sleep.>
<Sort of. She's ambulatory at least. She ate a bit, but now she seems to be debating a nap on the breakfast table.>"K, want to bring you back to your bed?""I'm awake." She said, sitting up, her eyes puffy and bleary.<Okay, I'll come talk to her. Just let me shower real quick.> Amy said, and a few moments later, you feel a sudden dash of hot water against your body- Well, to be more precise, Amy's body.K had finished her third plate of waffles and second cup of tea by the time Amy came in, still dripping, wearing the legs she'd modified last night- as far as you know, they use all of the auxiliary abilities the rest of her legs had, combined- the synthetic flesh of the prosthetics, the wheels from her rollers, and the heatsinks from the overchargers."Hey, K." Amy said."I'm awake." K said, sitting up again.
>>20134749"Hey, it's okay if you want to go back to bed. If anything exciting, or important, happens, we'll tell you."<Awww, she's so adorable. Can we keep her?>
>>20134749"I've found that if I have to affirm my wakefulness, I require either coffee or sleep. Which is it?"
"I've found that if I have to affirm my wakefulness, I require either coffee or sleep. Which is it?""That's not fair, Dave." Amy said. "You don't need to sleep."K opened her eyes again. "You don't need to sleep?" She asked."He still does, for who knows what reason, but he doesn't need to." Amy said. "He doesn't even get tired."
>>20134829"To be fair, from time to time parts of my brain bleed out of my nose and ears. So it's not exactly as great as it sounds at first."<Talos, what are Phi and Bubbles doing at the moment?>
>>20134829"Side effect of not actually using your brain as a place to think. See, every time I actually use my bullshit hacking, it starts to turn my brain into goop. Sleeping regenerates it."
>>20134829"I blame having a completely controlled nervous system and metabolism with a synthetic brain at the reins. My real brain is still recovering from the last time it got fragged. Speaking of which, Amy, still a little bitter you shot me in the head."
>>20134829Not anymore, no. My mind progressively retreated into my implant when it turned out that Bullshit Magic Hacking slowly liquefied my brain.
"I blame having a completely controlled nervous system and metabolism with a synthetic brain at the reins. My real brain is still recovering from the last time it got fragged. Speaking of which, Amy, still a little bitter you shot me in the head."" . .What?""Aliums." Amy said. "Shapeshifting aliums. I had to make sure Dave wasn't an alium pretending to be him. So I shot him in the head.""You. . shot your boyfriend in the head to make sure he wasn't an alien?""His brain is . . like, goop. It doesn't do much.""My mind progressively retreated into my implant when it turned out that Bullshit Magic Hacking slowly liquefied my brain." You say.K stood. "That won't happen to me, will it? I've only been doing my thing for six months, ever since my arm healed up. How long do I have before it starts messing with my brain?"
rolled 4 = 4>>20134951Tongue in butt.
>>20134951"Dunno. Your implant doesn't seem to directly interface with your brain, so I think you're good."
>>20134951Her entire life. Considering she lacks a bullfrog, and has been using her hacking for such along time, she'd probably be a vegetable by now if it had the same effect on her it has on Dave.
>>20134951Well I really don't know how yours works. It's not like there wasn't any warning, just stop if you start bleeding out of your ears or something.>>20134994>I've only been doing my thing for six months
>>20134951Took about a week, in my case. Since you don't have seizures and bleed from your ears and nose, though, I'd say you'll be fine. Especially since your exotic matter is in your arm and not your spine.
>>20135003>I've only been doing my thing for six monthsThat's roughly the same timeframe Dave has. And his brain started melting after a few days, iirc.
>>20135030>Point."If your brain hasn't melted yet, it's probably not going to."
>>20135030Yeah, be we used it a LOT. And kept pushing it and pushing it even when we were having seizures and bleeding out of every orifice.If we'd only turned the occasional toaster on with it, we'd probably be fine. She sounds really inexperienced in using it.I don't think her brain will melt, I'm just saying.
>>Actually, Dave only woke up from the coma approximately three months ago."Your entire life." You say. "You've been using your hacking a lot longer than I have, and it doesn't seem to interface with your brain. You're good.""Oh." K says. "Good. That's a relief. Our things are really very different, aren't they?""Took about a week, in my case." You say.K frowned. "I'm sorry to hear that. But if your brain. . uh, melted, then how do you think? The synthetic brain you were talking about?""Yeah." You say."Then, uh, how do you know you're really. . you?""Please don't ask him that." Amy added.
>>20135089"I'm myself. Even if I'm not, there's nothing I can do about it."
>>20135089"Had a minor meltdown when I realised, then decided not to think too hard about it."
rolled 70 = 70>>20135089Tongue in butt.
>>20135089"Well, my brain and the Bullfrog are directly connected. So it's the same consciousness. Unless I was somehow copied then I wouldn't really have to worry about that kind of shit. And assuming the clone-me was really a full on clone and not an evil clone that's just wearing my face, I'd probably bro the fuck up with myself. Because I like me."
>>20135089How do you know you belong when you're so definitely you, Amy? People who haven't had an existential crisis are in the minority around here.
rolled 92 = 92tungg on boat,
"Had a minor meltdown when I realised, then decided not to think too hard about it." You say, and shrug."Probably for the best." K said.Soon enough, breakfast is over, and Lucca had stopped storming around.<Talos, where is Bubbles and Phi?><Bubbles is currently repairing the Davemobile, and Phi is dead.> Talos responded.<Delta and Azure?><Delta is currently interfacing with the two other heavies on the Sleipnir- he mentioned 'restoring their minds so that they have a use'. Azure, meanwhile, is investigating her current shell.>Dani yawned, and stepped into the kitchen."Oooh, someone new." She said, eying K. Then she wrinkled her nose, and turned to you. "Bro, she's not your sister, is she?"
rolled 52 = 52>>20135265Tongue in butt.
>>20135265<Did Azure sustain damage during the fight? Are you sure Phi isn't just hibernating?>"She's an old acquaintance of Amy's."
>>20135265>Phi is deadFUCK A DUCK.<Talos, do we have any of the chemicals he needs? We have to try and revitalize him.>
>>20135265Not that I'm aware of. She probably smells similar because she has weird exotic matter hacking nerve things as well.>Phi is dead.I thought he was just asleep?>Azure, meanwhile, is investigating her current shell.Hot.
Nope. You're my only, and favourite, sister.
>>20135265<Investigating how?>"Not unless Mom and Dad aren't telling me something. We met her during the whole Resurgence Splinter Group fiasco, and pulled her out of a tight spot last night."
"Not that I'm aware of. She probably smells similar because she has the same exotic matter thing." You say."She smells of it a *lot* more than you do." She said. "It stinks.""We met her during the whole Resurgence Splinter Group fiasco, and pulled her out of a tight spot last night.""Ohh, okay." She said. "Hi! I'm Dani.""I'm K."The two of them shook hands.<What do you mean by Phi is dead?><He's giving off no biological signs, and is incredibly dessicated and dry. He is safe, however, and he does not seem to be rotting.><And how is Azure investigating?><Investigating as I've seen most organic beings do.> Talos said. <I believe she's testing her sense of touch.>
>>20135421<Huh. Weird. Dredge up some of Phi's chemicals. Pretty sure he's in hibernation; they suck all their bodily fluids out when they sleep or something.>
>>20135421<Ah. Phi's hibernating, not dead. Subtle but important difference.>
>>20135421As I said, hot.Half-tempted to contact her about some trivial thing just because I don't think we've ever heard her flustered before. She likes new experiences, right?...I just realised we must have 'tested our sense of touch' while she was still in our spine and watching everything. We definitely tested Amy's. Awkward.
<Ah. Phi's hibernating, not dead. Subtle but important difference.><I see very little difference.> Talos said. <There are no active life signs. I apologize, sir.>Suddenly, Cyan spoke up.<Dave. We have a message from Gazebo. It says, roughly, 'meet us at Neptune. Our shells are complete. Bring Bubbles.'>
>>20135528OP said he wanted to run a harem quest for some time now. I don't mind if a few ideas for that are already implemented here.
rolled 55 = 55Tongue in butt.
>>20135567<Alright. Tell them we'll be there soon, but we've run into a few speedbumps and may be delayed.>
>>20135567Amy, what kind of pressure can Sleipnir withstand? We good to go on Neptune?
>>20135567"Okay ladies. Who of you wants to explore the underwater mysteries of Neptune?"
>>20135567<Don't worry about it, Talos.>>>20135597This. Also, if K is coming, we need to make her at the very least a basic powersuit and one of Abel's Tinfoil Masks, for safety reasons
"Amy, what kind of pressure can Sleipnir withstand?" You ask."Uh, I don't know right offhand, but with the shields, we should be able to take. . I don't know, some kind of gas giant?""We good to go on Neptune?""Theoretically." Amy said. "But the math is right.""Okay. . " You say. "Ladies, who of you wants to explore the underwater mysteries of Neptune?""Neptune? Your guys' comments about aliens and space and stuff. . you were being serious?" K asked. "I'd like to come, and meet aliens and stuff.""I'm an alium." Dani said. "Technically.""What? No you're not." K said.In response, Dani just shrugged. "You'll see... You'll see.""Should we leave someone back here?" Amy asked.
>>20135739If ArmaTek attacks the base while we're gone, I doubt whoever we'd leave behind could make a difference. So I'd suggest all of us go.And we should probably keep Talos disconnected from anything except Daedalus. Just in case that virus that killed Epona tries anything funny.
>>20135739Not much point. A single person won't be able to do anything against ArmaTek. Anyone can stay behind if they don't want to come though, of course.And Dani is totally an alium.
rolled 12 = 12>>20135739Put your tongue in her butt.
"Not much point." You say. "A single person won't be able to do anything against ArmaTek. Anyone can stay behind if they don't want to come, though. Of course.""I want to come!" Dani said."And Dani is totally an alium."You show K the deepscan of Dani via helmet-screen, and she eyes it warily. "This is realtime? What's that . . really tiny stomach?""We think that's a gizzard." Dani said. "Or something a lot like it. I can eat what normal people do, but I really don't like meat."". . .Oh."Soon enough, Delta, Lucca, Dani, Amy, K, and you are all in the Sleipnir, prepared."Where's Azure?" Dani asks. "I don't think K's met Azure yet."". . Right." You say. "I'll go find her."You enter the fabricator room, and find Azure leaning back in a chair, eyes half-lidded, mouth ajar, and she's slowly running her fingertips up her arm, almost a caress.". . Azure?""Oh!" Azure says, suddenly sitting up. "I was just doing some self-diagnostics."
rolled 89 = 89>>20135868>that's not how you put tongues in butts."We should probably take Phi and revive him on the way... not quite safe to leave him here while he's hibernating."
>>20135959Uh-huh. We're going to Neptune, you coming?
>>20135460"Heh. Alright, just wanted to let you know we're heading to Neptune, and we've got a new friend, who can also bullshit hack stuff.
>>20135959>Don't forget to bring Phi."Don't worry, I was at first quite overwhlemed with the new sensations the bullfrog offered me too.So, if you ever need some help running your diagnostics, I'm sure Amy and I won't mind to provide whatever help we can."Then inform her that we're planning to go to Neptune and if she's interested to come with us.
>>20135959Sure thing, whatever you say. Three things. One, we're headed to Neptune. Two, you need to come and meet the new girl. Three, aforementioned new girl needs a power suit and one of Abel's masks. I'll let you and her hash how exactly that's going to work.
rolled 61 = 61>BEHOLD! The one and only masturbating robot!
"Sure thing, whatever you say." You say, sarcastically. From the look on Azure's face, you can tell she catches the sarcasm. You hold up three fingers. "Three things. One, we're headed to Neptune. Two, you need to come and meet the new girl. Three, aforementioned new girl needs a power suit and one of Abel's masks. I'll let you and her hash how exactly that's going to work.""New girl?" Azure asked."K. The girl who helped us with Twelve's gunship.""I remember." Azure said, and stood. She entered the Sleipnir's bridge with an ethereal grace. You see K's eyes grow as big as dinner plates as she approaches.". . Is she an alien too?" She asked, with some hesitation."I'm not an alium." Azure said, with a brilliant smile. "I'm an a sapient AI, currently in an android body. My name is Azure. It's nice to meet you, K.""Y-you too." K responded."If you're coming with us, you'll need a power suit and what we call a 'tinfoil mask'. It's not truly tinfoil, but it should keep you from being controlled by alium technology." Azure said. "Come with me."K and Azure leave to go back down to the fabrication chamber.
rolled 27 = 27>>20136111>"Y-you too."Best response. To everything.
>>20136111>"But I don't want to go among mad people," K remarked.>"Oh, you can't help that," said the AI: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.">"How do you know I'm mad?" said K.>"You must be," said the AI, "otherwise you wouldn't have come here."
>>20136140A world controlled by Dave is a somewhat terrifying concept.
>>20136111"Please make sure Sigma didn't tamper with the fabricator."
>>20136111Heh, guess Azure is quite hot now.<And she's watched us fuck>
>>20136111Well, time to inform Lucca and Bubbles.
"Please make sure Sigma didn't tamper with the fabricator.""I will do so." Azure said.You quickly copy and transfer your AI suite to the new computer, where Epona had already been copied to. Now, Sleipnir is back up to it's current status. Bubbles clinks out onto the bridge, his drone ambling about.<Oh, I'd almost forgotten.> Azure said. <I've completed the cyber-warfare and counter-hacking AI. I think you need to give it a name, and then I can put it in place.>>Wat name?
>>20136249<Partisan. Or, maybe... Tito.>
>>20136249Chronos, Keeper of Secrets.
>>20136249>EVAElectronic Video Agent. Or, if we want to keep the colour scheme up, how about Lovat?
>>20136282I like it
>>20136284I'm okay with this.
>>20136249You name it, You built it.
<Heimdall.> You say.<I'm installing it now.> Azure said.<Constant vigilance!> A robust voice tore into your mind. <There are approximately twenty-seven ways to gain access into the Sleipnir, and over three of them has a significant chance of being undetected. Be wary! Be ever wary! If the infiltrator (of no doubt there is one) is undetected, assassination of one or more members of your cotorie would be quite easy! Be careful!>
>>20136349"Alright, give me a rundown, then."
>>20136349"Well done, Azure. Thank you"Ruffle her hair.
>>20136384>Ruffle her hair.once she gets back, of course.
>>20136349Sure, let's hear them. If you're going to mention the doors on this list, I might have to send you back for a retweak.
>>20136392>Implying it won't already be ruffled.I fully expect the hastily dressed look.
>>20136349I like this guy. You did good Azure, you did real good. Tell me Heimdall, tell me of the secret ways that vermin and our foes could take to infiltrate our holy castle.
>>20136402>I fully expect the hastily dressed look.I doubt Azure will try funny stuff with a 16 year old girl.
>>20136421Well Azure's only what, a year or two old? Been female for maybe 2 months and had a body for a week or so.
>>20136446They grow up so fast
>>20136446Azure became sentient after we woke up from our coma, so she's 3 months. At best.
>>20136446I wonder if she gave her body... parts.
<Sure, let's hear the, If you're going to mention the doors on this list, I might have to send you back for a retweak.><Erm. . . Only sixteen of them are the doorways.> It said. <another eight are the drone bays, and one of them is through some of the heat venting systems, and then teleportation and wormholes are always a way into anywhere. The most prominent way to get in, however, is to hack the computers and steal the fabricators to create a shell for oneself.><Ugh, this one is annoying.> Azure said. <I can fix him if you want.>
>>20136477<I think we should at least give him a chance before doing that.>
>>20136477"Nah. Thoroughness can't hurt."
>>20136477He's not that bad, let's give the guy a chance. Tell me Heimdall, what countermeasures would you take against these methods, especially the Hacking and the Teleport/Wormhole methods?
>>20136477<Nah, seems like he's working. Though he should take a chill pill; constant vigilance doesn't mean he needs to tear his virtual hair out with worry. Heimdall, what are the most likely ways you can conceive of an intruder getting in electronically?>
>>20136477<Let's see how he does on the neptune mission><Welcome aboard Heimdall>
>>20136477>hack the computers and steal the fabricators to create a shell for oneselfWhat?
>>20136499"I mean, I wouldn't have thought of using the fabbers to make a new body on the ship."
>>20136504<Do you feel confident engaging electronic warfare with QofV, who forks like mad and assimilates everthing?
>>20136477<No, he's doing exactly what he'd supposed to do. Just being a bit overzealous about it.><Heimdall, access to that computer is your Bifrost. Guard it well. Come up with security solutions to mitigate or eliminate the remaining holes. Keep in mind that simply removing the opening may not be feasible.>
>>20136517Oh, that's what he's talking about. Well once you're in the computers you're already on the ship, technically. The body's just gravy.
<Nah, seems like he's working. Though he should take a chill pill; constant vigilance doesn't mean he needs to tear his virtual hair out with worry.> You say.<Heimdall, what are the most likely ways you can conceive of an intruder getting in electronically?><There are three options. Wirelessly, via direct connection, and via unknown means- Otherwise known colliqially as 'Magic bullshit'. I can protect against the first and second, but the third will be all but impossible. Faraday shielding around the computer systems would assist against the first, and embedding the computer systems into a solid object would assist against the second.><Do you feel confident engaging electronic warfare with QofV, who forks like mad and assimilates everything?><I am never confident!> Heimdall bragged. <I will do my best- From the few records I have access to, I estimate a 75% chance I will succeed against the aforementioned invader. But the greatest chance of success is never letting it interface.>
>>20136594<And how much would the chances rise if you had a fork of Daedalus assisting you, who is befit with a benevolent and sophisticated version of that virus?>
>>20136594Sounds good, She's your main threat. I'll leave you to look after the details. Just tell me if any of your modifications will affect the perfomance of any other systems.
>>20136594Would having some forks of Daedalus in connected systems improve that chance?
<And how much would the chances rise if you had a fork of Daedalus assisting you, who is befit with a benevolent and sophisticated version of that virus?><Not at all.> Heimdall said. <Please keep other AI from getting in my way- they are not specialized as I am, and they will waste precious cycles thinking about their useless things.><Sounds good. QofV is your main threat. I'll leave you to look after the details. Just tell me if any of your modifications will affect the perfomance of any other systems.><I will do so.> Heimdall responded.You pull away from the connection, and K and Azure walk back in- K is wearing medium power armor, but her computer arm is much, much thinner- little more than what's required to keep it airtight. She wasn't wearing her helmet, not yet, but it had a visor and a rebreather."Are we ready?" Azure asked."I have read the signal and I am prepared." Bubbles said. "It is very likely that I will acquire a new shell."
>>20136755We can keep the old one around if you ever want to use it again Bubbles. It's no trouble at all. I think we've got everything. Make sure to tell Talos to tell anyone friendly that calls that we're out for a bit.
>>20136755Spiderbot not working out?
>>20136755How much Atomic Goop is this going to set me back?
rolled 35 = 35>>20136755could you get your guys to reimburse me the material?I don't have the ability to make it myself...
>>20136784>>20136808I'd guess his alium buddies are going to make it for him.
"How much atomic goop is this going to set me back?""None at all." Bubbles said. "If I know. . the one you choose to call Gazebo, he will likely have multiple shells for himself, his allies, and me, designed specifically for the place we will soon arrive to.""The one 'we choose to call Gazebo'?" Amy asked."His name has no translation into this language." Bubbles said. "As my own name does not. So the translation animal gave us random words as names."
>>20136839Well if you don't like the names, we can use something else. How about 'Pinapple'? Or 'Robodave'?
rolled 3 = 3>>20136839oh I see...it seems a thing he would do...excelent.(is our cloaking up to full par? I remember asking about that before when we called gazebo)do you know where to look for the core? does it give off a specific signature?
>>20136857Yes!.1-ship-1 becomes Battle Rrobo Dave.Gazebo becomes Smarty Robo Dave.Bubbles becomes Buddy Robo Dave.The other one becomes Unimportant Robo Dave.Together, they form the Dave Flight. And their race is the immortal Dave Fleet.
rolled 15 = 15>>20136881then what is azure?clever scary Dave?
>>20136995Azure is Azure. She has a proper human name.
"Well if you don't like the names, we can use something else. How about 'Pinapple'? Or 'Robodave'?""The names aren't relevant, in truth. There's no translation, so there's no need to change them. Bubbles and Gazebo will fit, I suppose. But I admit, it would be rather hilarious if Gazebo's true name meant 'a shelter sitting in a garden'." "Excellent." You say. "Do you know where to look for the core? Does it give off a specific signature?""No, we can only identify it visually." Bubbles said. "But I was able to log the Holder's trajectory, and calculated the rotation of each planet in this system, so I know roughly the area he landed. Gazebo will also have some scanning technology ready as well, so I will simply have to point him to it.""What is that?" You hear K whisper to Azure."Bubbles. Alium robot.""Do you guys know any. . I don't know, actual alien aliens? Instead of robots or frankensteins?""The actual alien aliens are the bad guys." Azure whispered back.Delta (and the two other Delta) simply stand there, rolling their shoulders and shifting their weapons."Well. . ." Amy said, rolling her neck. You hear it crack. "Let's do this thing, shall we?"
>>20137014Well we did meet one nice Alium race, but we're kinda persona non grata with them right now. Not our fault, just bad circumstances.Let's do this, we're going to Neptune ladies and gentlemen.
>>20137014"The Asurians were quite nice, Azure."
>>20137014The sooner we get this over with, the sooner we'll be able to kick armatek's ass.
rolled 76 = 76>>20137014we do, but Phi's race is paranoid, and we pissed off the asurianssuit up ladies and gentlemen. on this void-dark place we shall find the all-spark!if bubbles asks we tell him it's a story for our people's children
>>20137014Hey, there were those radio aliens, they were pretty cool.But we should get going.Phi wasn't set to wake up soon was he? Leave a note or something saying where we went, and that his pc blew up while he was out.
>>20137014We have Phi. He got blown up.
"Well we did meet one nice Alium race, but we're kinda persona non grata with them right now. Not our fault, just bad circumstances.""So you met two alien races. . and one is the bad guys, and the other hates you." K asked. "There's also Phi's people." You say."Oh?" K asked."Bug people." Azure said. "They dehydrate themselves to sleep for hundreds of years, and they have chemical-based computers more powerful than our own.""Let's do this. We're going to Neptune, ladies and gentlemen." You say.<Onyx?>Far above the surface of neptune, where the spherical Gazebo and a strange- ring-like ship waits, sitting there. . .And the Sleipnir appears next to it, without any flash.<<Good day.>> Gazebo said. <<I would ask that Bubbles enter this structure. I will bridge across now. Inside it waits several shells- one for me, one for 1-ship-1, one for 1-ship-2, and one for Bubbles.>>
>>20137082I thought we were bringing him along, just in case.>Oh, and before we leave<Talos, if Valhalla should fall while we're gone, I ask you to bring yourself to safety.>
rolled 99 = 99>>20137104open the inner hatch and bow. "after you thinker bubbles."prod azure in the side. "could you check on phi, I want to be sure he isn't dead" till the transfers are complete we play with the dave-mobile..."I PINCH"
>>20137104<<no fancy toys for yours truely? I'm slightly saddened.>><<After this, provided we are successful, of course, might I ask a favor of your people Gazebo? Some people on earth have taken issue with me, and they also copied Azure. We'd like to take care of them and your help would be appreciated.>>we need allies and tech which sigma hasn't given ArmaTek. We should also look into Bubbles personal shields, which he said were different to ours.
>>20137161>till the transfers are complete we play with the dave-mobile..."I PINCH"Azure has never been pinched before!
rolled 16 = 16>>20137170yup...BOLOs that what we need...at least for now.the entire first generation of AI-ships might always carry memories of the exchange made for their life...
rolled 29 = 29>>20137173it's why I said prod earlier... see where she put those sensors...
rolled 51 = 51>>20137173she might have that time she was piloting the dave while we rode the dragon...I know she's been kissed by Amy at least once...
>>20137249Huh? When did Amy kiss Azure?
>>20137249when we were out of it, and azure was piloting us for food and such.
rolled 67 = 67>>20137257dave was having an out of body experience (no surprise) and Azure asserted control to get him out of physical danger. then she piloted him around for a while and got kissed by Amy who confused Azure-running-daves-body with Dave...I don't remember when that was though...
>>20137257>Technically, Amy kissed Dave. Azure was piloting his body for him while Dave was out of it.You open the airlock, and point Bubbles to it. "After you."Bubbles stepped through the airlock, and clinked into the structure."After this, provided we are successful, of course, might I ask a favor of your people Gazebo? Some people on earth have taken issue with me, and they also copied Azure. We'd like to take care of them and your help would be appreciated."<<Response: I will assist.>> 1-Ship-1 said.<<Perhaps.>> Gazebo responded.<<Of course!>> 1-ship-2 added, much more up-beat than you remember her.You hear churning, buzzing, and ratcheting noises from through the airlock.<<Transfer complete.>> Gazebo said.Into the airlock came four humanoid beings, made of green, burnished metal. In all of their arms were weapons- two of them had rifles, one had a strange array of cables and a tank on their back, and the fourth had a very large, heavy weapon. They reminded you, strongly, of Cylons, complete with the slowly shifting light in their visors.<<Query:>> 1-Ship-1 said, adjusting his massive, underslung weapon. It started to make a whirring noise. <<Who do we kill today?>>>>END OF THREAD!>>Sticking around, answering questions, blah blah blah.>>My twitter is @futureexabyte, and I fuck around on the IRC sometimes. (#Exabyte on Rizon)
rolled 64 = 64>>20137346kill? not today unless the emperors are still alive down there.the killing happens later...
>>20137346Aww yeah.Lets make some noise.
>>20137346>Technically, Amy kissed Dave. Azure was piloting his body for him while Dave was out of it.Ah, okay. Give how much she enjoyed the sensation of running her fingers over her new synthetic skin, I kinda thought she controlled dave like a person would drive a rather complicated car.
>>20137346I would think humanoid forms would be pretty bad for this mission. I mean, not awful, but why would you specifically go for them when you can choose whatever you want?
>>20137403>Gazebo has it's reasons.>Also, because it's fucking awesome.
>>20137403Yeah, I'm surprised not one of them became a submarine.
>>20137433Yeah, it is kind of awesome.>>20137440That would be even sillier. I'd go for something like a small, manoeuvrable, tough hovering spherical drone with extendable drites for moving wreckage and carrying stuff, if I was being practical.
>>20137433That it is.How much of our private life has Azure seen? He/she was active in our spine when we were getting busy with Amy wasn't she?
>>20137525>She was, but she knew it was a rather private event, so she didn't feel like intruding- so she went and investigated more of Dave's memories about his books and studies during those times.
>>20137525She was in our spine from thread 5 until after Amy was kidnapped by the Emperors, so definitely.
>>20137548How is she managing without our memorys to look through?
>>20137603>She prefers it much more, because now she can directly experience things herself, as opposed to getting it indirectly, through Dave.
>>20137579From NFCQ 5 until SCQ 5, neat. 30 threads exactly. That's long enough that she's probably seen pretty much every aspect of Dave's life.She is inherently a curious AI, her whole purpose is learning and experiencing new things, no matter how much Exabyte says she tried to avert her eyes.
>>20137629I bet she's glad she doesn't have to experience pooping.
>>20137629There's a specific dichotomy between sapient and non-sapient AIs. Yes, Azure might have been built to learn, to be curious, to evolve and upgrade and develop herself, but here's the kicker; She's sapient. She has choice. The definition, the thing that divides the sapient from the non-sapient is the ability or the will to choose to choose, *despite* their natural tendancies, instincts, or inclinations. Like Delta disobeying his masters, or like Azure growing to be more than just a tool but a person, or like Dani giving herself an identity and rejecting the one given to herself.Azure defies her purpose. That's why she is what she is. *Who* she is.Of course, she did peek every now and again, but that's beside the point.>>20137636What? Why? Pooping is awesome.
>>20137914Does azure have the robitic taste thing that bubbles made?And yeah, pooping is pretty awesome.
>>20137938She does. She built her body to be as human-like as possible. But she has no stomach, so instead she just licks things.
>>20137914Eh. Even if she's not completely defined by curiosity any more, she's still going to be incredibly curious. She can't help it - those are just the personality tags she was created with. Just because she has free will doesn't mean she's not going to chose to look anyway, and she probably will unless she has a really good reason not to. Hence the peeking.
>>20137914>>20137938>pooping is awesomeY'all niggas is gay
rolled 33 = 33>>20138803nope, we're just careful to think about every last little detail...I wonder what she thought of our porn...there's no way we could hide it from her...
rolled 76 = 76>>20137346is phi really dead?
>>20140817>No, he isn't, but Phi's hibernation is identical to all of Talos' scanners to death.
>>20138803>he isn't into scatological sex>July 25th, 2012>shiggidy diggidy doo wop bobbidy boop shama llama ding dong! I'm the scat man!