>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>Fate Points: 1>Nano-Meta: 2050 Units (+50 Units from nanometa generator)>Credits: 45,350The year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and the new year is soon.It started when your adoptive sister, under an existential crisis, destroyed a prototype quantum computer built by ArmaTek, gaining their aminosity. Since then, a Captain Minerva has been dogging your heels, and urging traitors in your midst to act, stealing your technology and copying your AI allies. His 'leader', if ArmaTek has such a thing, is Battleaxe. . And now Abel believes he knows where she is.---You, Amy, Azure, Jun, and Abel all sit down, in a half-circle around a large computer of Abel's, while he hits a few keys."I had this whole workstation upgraded awhile back." He said. "With some. . purloined hologram technology."He hit a few keys, and a small phone symbol appeared. "Just calling Grimmauld real quick." Abel said. "And the one who gave me some information. . "The phone clicked on, and two holographic faces stare out at you. One is James Grimmauld, an elderly man with a silver goatee. And the other, with a shadowed face. . was Three."Buchanan here." Three said. Jun took a step away from the hologram.
rolled 47 = 47Dave puts his tongue in Jun's butt. in front of>everybody.
>>20208000James Buchanan?Dave should put his tongue in Jun's butt to show he's boss.
rolled 38 = 38>>Rolling for tongue in butt fag to be banished forever."Is something the matter, Jun?" waiting for Abel to explain what's up
rolled 77 = 77>>20208000time for tongues in butts.
rolled 24 = 24>>20208140This dude is gay don't listen to him.Just make tongue in butt scenes.
rolled 55 = 55>>20208165>This dude knows what's going on.
"Johan Buchanan?" You ask."Good day, Dave." Three says, and nods genially."He says he's a friend of yours." Abel says. "He's been helping quite a bit with my search."Yeah, he is." Amy said. "He's a friend.""Mr. Grimmauld." Jun says, and nods to the hologram."This is not a formal matter, Jun." Grimmauld said. "This is a personal one. Our. . mutual friend," He said, pointing a thumb at Three's hologram. "convinced me of how much a problem ArmaTek is.""Sorry I couldn't get Van Co. or KI on the line." Abel said. "No worries." Grimmauld says. "Gareth's never been the friendliest man, and I'd rather not involve Kawasagi in this. Now, down to business.""Right, sir." Abel said, and started hitting a few keys. "Nobody's ever been quite sure who Battleaxe is, but everyone seems to believe she's female, rather elderly, and very, very crude."Dozens of faces start flickering, as though scanning through them. "So, obviously, I threw all of that in the trash to find the *real* leader of ArmaTek. And I believe I've found him."Abel grinned, and turned back to you. "Your 'Captain Minerva's father."The face that sat there, as a hologram, was one you haven't seen in. . months. A dark-haired man, with thick eyebrows and a gruff scowl."Who's that?" Amy asked."That's... one of the men from the press release." Jun said. "When I unveiled the bullfrog."
rolled 87 + 2 = 89>>20208000"Uhh. Battleaxe can wait, I've got business to attend to."put tongue in juns butte
rolled 15 = 15>>20208198This.
rolled 74 = 74>>20208198this
rolled 78 = 78>>20208198this except butt instead of butte
>>20208188"That is," pause "actually not that shocking, now that I think about it. Do we know if he's actually still in control, or Minerva be pulling a Wizard of Oz?"
>>20208264No.Tongue in butt.
"That is. . ." You scratch your chin, which still bears the scars from the nano-meta healing, "Not actually that shocking, now that I think about it. Do we know if he's actually still in control, or is Minerva pulling a Wizard of Oz?""Well, ArmaTek does do the whole wizard of oz thing sometimes. Like the VR Dome? I found out they've been connected to it since it was built, and things are looking as if. . well, you know the CD incident? I think that was ArmaTek manipulating them.""And do you know if Resurgence was connected to any of that?" Jun asked.Three got a small grin. "I've explored those avenues," He said. "And I have reason to believe that Resurgence is acting against ArmaTek as well.""Right.""Do you know where this Battleaxe is?" Amy asked."Not right now." Abel said. "But if I could wrest control from the satellite network. . .""We can do that." Azure said. "We have Daedalus."
>>20208346"Ah. I see"Put daedalus's tongue in the satellite's butt.
rolled 9 = 9>>20208366HAHA!>Put Dave's tongue in Azure's butt too.
rolled 28 = 28>>20208366>implying it isn't already thereDamn dude. You're bad at this whole all the tongues in all the butts thing. Phone up Daedelus through long-range wireless bullshit hacking connection (and if it fails use a more traditional method to avoid looking silly).
rolled 27 = 27>>20208378Actually, I believe I'm the "Dave's tongue in all the butts," anon, and that wasn't me. Hence the "HAHA!" Still, I found it amusing.>Dave puts his tongue in Jun's butt while digitally putting his digital tongue in Amy's digital butt. take control of Amy's control systems and hold her in place.
"Ah, I see."<Daedalus, give Abel access to the satellite network.> You say.<Of course! Your ally shall have all the power I wield!> Daedalus responded.Back in the physical world, Abel's terminal dings."Uh. . right." He says. "I should not even try to think about this kind of stuff, should I?""Come on, Abel, Dave's been your friend for years now." Amy said. "You're saying he didn't do stuff like this before?""Before he just painted figurines, lost in video games, and tried to get Ishelda to pay attention to him." Abel said, and gave you a smirk. "She always ignored him."
>>20208422This is going to end up like Chapter Master Quest. Exabyte is going to stop ignoring it and then... then we're fucked. Do we really want to be shot in the head again, people?
>>20208464"So, any hints where Battleaxe is?"
rolled 24 = 24>>20208464Isn't it obvious, that is how she showed her love for me.. right? ....right?
"Isn't it obvious? That's how she showed her love for me." You say. ". . Right?"They don't say anything.". . .right?" You ask in a tiny voice.Amy pats you on the shoulder."So, any hints where Battleaxe is?""He's on the move, it looks, with some beat up car." Abel said, slipping on the goggles. "Somewhere in the on the interstate. Looks like a roadtrip. He's alone, it seems.""Well." Amy said, cracking her knuckles, "Let's get 'em."
>>20208652"Uh. Every time we've engaged in personal combat it's gone wrong. Today, we're going to do it differently. We'll teleport in at the maximum effective range of the disintegrator and snipe the car from the road. whilst cloaked."
>>20208652"I'd rather capture him than kill him. Get a better idea of what's going on. Though I do have to wonder what he's running from."<Onyx, the odds of successfully teleporting into a moving vehicle?>
>>20208692No no no no no.Every time we've gone after ArmaTek, we've been on the offensive. It's always turned out to be a trap or we get ambushed. This is how we play it now, we get Captain Girlyname ANGRY and get him to come after us.
>>20208733Fuck that, let's teleport into the passenger seat and have an affable chat.
>>20208692>>20208778Sure, let's go for it.
"I'd rather capture him than kill him. Get a better idea of what's going on. Though I do have to wonder what he's running from.""You should be warned, he has a gun." Abel said. "It looks like one of those 'xbawx hueg' nuclear ones.""What do we do?" Jun asked Grimmauld.<Onyx, the odds of successfully teleporting onto a moving vehicle?><Fairly high, at the relatively slow speed it's travelling.> Onyx said."Well. . I can just teleport into the passenger seat and have an affable chat." You say.<Dave, if you do this and you get hurt, then I am fucking handcuffing you to me.> Amy said, frowning."That might work." Grimmauld said."It probably will." Three added. "Dave can be persuasive at times.""Right, then." Azure says. "I'm bringing in the teleporter now."There's a flash, and an evacuation teleporter appears."Dave." Three says. "Be careful, or I'll have to find a new twelve."Azure's eyes widened, and then the three of you were back up in the Sleipnir, Amy at your side.
>>20208841"We better get going, coming with, Azure?"
>>20208841>Azure's eyes widenedShe DID integrate Eleven. And right now I have no idea if that's good or bad.TIME TO BULLSEYE A MOVING CAR AND CHAT POLITELY LIKE THE ORATOR OF THE NORTH STAR!
"We'd better get going." You say, and slip your helmet on. "Coming with, Azure?"Azure looked like a deer in headlights, just. . standing there, eyes wide."If he's touchy." Amy said- she didn't seem to notice. "I think he'll just start shooting if too many people appear. So maybe you should be the only one to go down."
>>20208957Right, good point, Amy. Azure, we'll talk when I get back.
>>20208957"You're probably right, Amy. Hey, Azure, remember you're your own person, yeah?"
>>20208957Loudly: "ELEVEN. Current operating parameters?"See response.
>>20208957<Azure, did you inherit eleven's compulsion?>
"You're probably right." You say, and turn to Azure. "Hey, Azure."She eeps and takes a step back."Remember, you're your own person, yeah?""Y-yeah." Azure said, nodding. "G-good luck."Amy raised an eyebrow, but kissed the visor of your helmet."Don't get hurt, okay?" Amy whispers into your helmet's sensor. "I'd hate to have to kill you again."She steps away, and then you roll your shoulders. "Onyx?" You ask.There's a flash of light, and then you're suddenly riding in a large, metal station wagon, in the passenger seat, and sitting on what feels like a shotgun."Sup." You say.Slowly, the man turns off the radio."Hello." He says. "It's rather impolite to come in here without being invited, ja?"
>>20209086"I didn't think you'd pull over if I was on the side of the road with a thumb out."
>>20209086"It's rather impolite to start a shadow war."
"I didn't think you'd pull over if I was on the side of the road with a thumb out.""Hahaha, which thumb? You have. . .ah. . "He stopped looking at the road, and looked over your 'drites. "Six thumbs, correct? Perhaps if you'd held all of them up I may have stopped." He said, and turned back to the road. "So. For what reason have you come to speak to me, bullfrog?"
>>20209086"It IS a bit of a bad habit, I'll admit."
>>20209145"Well Minerva's being unreasonable, what with the stealing all of my tech, kidnapping my friends, trying to kill me, ect. So I figured I'd go over his head."
>>20209086Considerably more polite than actively trying to kill someone, I think. I thought we could take this opportunity to have a nice, man-to-man talk.
>>20209145"Is your son trying to kill me, my friends, and anyone unfortunate enough to get in his way on your orders, or did he think this one up all on his lonesome?"
>>20209145Your son is actively trying to kill me. Rather than simply D-cannoning your car in retaliation, I figured it would be neighborly to try and talk things out.
"Is your son trying to kill me, my friends, and anyone unfortunate enough to get in his way on your orders, or did he think this one up all on his lonesome?""My son has these. . .grudges." He said. "But your side was the one that first acted."There's a bang from behind, and you see two Van Co vans, quickly accelerating."Please give me the shotgun you're sitting on." He said. "I am going to need it."
>>20209251"I'm not the one who ordered Sigma to hand over all my tech, including a sapient AI."Hand over the shotgun, it probably can't hurt us.
>>20209251"Not really. How attached are you to this car?"<Onyx, two to beam up.>
>>20209251Give him the gun, ask if we can help, "And, Dani was acting on her own, damnit. I had no idea what she was doing, or going to do, until it was all over. Unless you're talking about something before that."
>>20209277><Onyx, two to beam up.>It doesn't work that way, damnit.Unless you want to have them drop one of the return pods in front of the car.
Remember guys. Sigma stole Azure BEFORE Dani even touched Earth.
>>20209251"Enlighten me as to what you consider the starting point of this whole thing to be, if you would be so kind?"Hand him the shotgun."Who's chasing you, by the way?"
"I'm not the one who ordered Sigma to hand over all my tech, including a sapient AI.""There are men that keep their tools to themselves." He said, taking the shotgun as you hand it to him. He pumped it, and for a moment you see something bright green on the inside, and your deepscanner indicates a significant amount of radiation. "Those men are selfish."He leaned out of the window, and pulled the trigger of the shotgun. The entire car jerks quickly as the bang all but deafens you, and a slug shoots out of the shotgun and tears through one of the vans.As the ringing fades, he shrugs, and raises an eyebrow."There are *things* outside of this world, you know." He said. "Things that think we are all insects. That is why I build an army. When we stole your tools, we did it for everyone, not to be cruel to you.""Who's chasing you, by the way?""Van Co." He said. "They do not like that I borrowed their most advanced tool."
>>20209311We can, however, grab him and port up if he's not wearing his seatbelt.
>>20209343"Ah, you're talking about the Emperors. Care to take this discussion to a less hazardous locale? How attached to this car are you, by the way?"
>>20209343"We've fought them too you know. Maybe you should have tried asking first."
>>20209343He's got their nano-meta generator. We'd better either steal it for ourselves or just leave. With whatever a "class S" can put out, Minerva will have an entire plethora of new tools.
"We've fought them too, you know. Maybe you should have tried asking first.""Maybe you should have." He responded."Care to take this discussion to a less hazardous locale? How attached to this car are you, by the way?""I am very attached." He said. "The tool Van Co. wants so much is in the trunk. It is what makes their Nanometa for them."
>>20209343"Yeah, met them. Killed a few, too. You could have asked me, you know. I am generally willing to share."
>>20209343It's really Azure that bothers me most, honestly. That's rather like someone stealing your daughter.
>>20209405"Aw man, I've got like, huge discounts on that stuff."
>>20209405"The only people I take things from are the ones who fuck with me first."
>>20209405"Alright. Fair enough. Any chance you get your son to calm down a bit, maybe we can all talk this over a few beers?"
>>20209405"It's really Azure that bothers me though. Besides nearly killing her, I think it's fundamentally changed who she is as a person.Also, what do you plan to use the nano-meta generator for?"
rolled 18 = 18>>20209405"Welp, then we're going to have to work together for a bit. And honestly, we should consider doing so on a more regular basis, if you can get Minerva to rein in his shit. Did he mention he kidnapped a friend of mine before any of this ever started?"Lay down some covering fire.
>>20209405"I appload your goals - or at least, I think I do - but your methods leave something to be desired."<Onyx, theorhetical: 'porting an emergency teleporter onto the road, then using it to evac a moving vehicle. Can it be done?>
"Alright. Fair enough. Any chance you get your son to calm down a bit? Maybe we can all talk this over a few beers?""Maybe." He said. "But not likely."He looked back to the remaining van, where someone with a rifle leaned out of the window and started firing.He shrugged, as the bullets spark off of the roof of the car."He's very hard-headed. You'll likely have to kill him.""It's really Azure that bothers me though. Besides nearly killing her, I think it's fundamentally changed who she is as a person.""Perhaps. But she had knowledge that everyone needed. Our agent decided that you would not give us your tools when asked.""Also, what do you plan to use the nano-meta generator for?""Project. Culexus." He said.
>>20209536"What is it with you and all the warhammer references, any way? 'Callidus,' 'Culexus,' even friggin' tech priests."
rolled 60 = 60>>20209536>project Culexus"Man, you folks know how to name stuff and make the hair on the back of a guy's neck stand on end. Also, as much fun as I've had tangling with Smokey, he's quite talented, and would be better suited toward pointing at our common enemy."About that covering fire...
>>20209536"I assume the reference is related to their bullshit organic hacking?"
>>20209536"If you'd asked nicely and explained things, I may very well have. Not, admittedly, that ArmaTek got off on the right foot with me.""And what, in broad terms IS Project Culexis?"
>>20209536Wait, why is he trying to create psychic blanks?
>>20209536"Y'know I just got one of my own from some aliums for saving their race. If you let me in on the project and I don't think it's something awful, I'll let you use it. Probably easier than stealing this one."
>>20209536How about we teleport him and us out of here and then we call up Van co. and deal
>>20209536Feel like trading nano-generators at all? Mine's more..up to date.
"What is it with you and all the warhammer references, any way? 'Callidus,' 'Culexus,' even friggin' tech priests.""Because." He said, shrugging. "My friend on Neptune told me to.""What, in broad terms, *is* Project Culexis?""Protection." He said, and swerved the car offroad, screeching to a stop. "From a technology we do not yet have."He got out of the car, and pumped the shotgun. The van stopped, and someone opened the door. Without hesitation, Battleaxe blew him away. He turned back to you. "My friend on Neptune says it's no fun when his side loses."
>>20209654No. Just no.>>20209609This I can see. Assuming we manage to hash out some mutually-agreeable operating policy, I can see supplying them with Nano-Meta.
>>20209673"From the answers I got I think he just prefers the game to winning or losing."
>>20209673"I've met your friend on Neptune. You are aware he's a member of aforementioned alien race, yes?"
>>20209673"He is a charming fellow, isn't it?"
>>20209673"I wouldn't trust him too much. He's only a little bit better than the other Emperors."
>>20209673"Ah, our mutual friend on Neptune. You have no issues with me possibly disabling your son then?
>>20209673"You mean Emps? Cyborg lizard-fly-guy? I've met him. He's a pretty cool dude. His race is composed of a bunch of dickholes, though. By the way, terribly sorry about that quantum computer getting trashed. Aforementioned race cloned me a little sister. Existential crises. Alien superpowers. They don't mix well with kids."
>>20209673Hey I got it why don't we turn this guy into a meat puppet and use him to try to take over Armatrek
>>20209673Take the opportunity to order a teleport evac to somewhere deserted...I'm thinking somewhere in the Australian Outback.
rolled 51 = 51>>20209673"Your friend on Neptune might be running a long-game con, but I can tell you this: there's another 'side' we DON'T want winning. Think nearly-omnipotent tantruming children.Anyways, back on topic -- will you at least give the order for him to back off? If he's operating outside of ArmaTek, I might be able to reason with him. Maybe. And we should really consider some sort of armistice. We're fighting the same battle, here, and only weaken each other by fighting amongst ourselves."
"He is a charming fellow, isn't it?""He is." He said, and shrugged, getting back into the car. "Let's continue, shall we?"<Onyx, send an evac teleporter down here. Take us somewhere stranded.><Calculating. . .>There's a flash of light, and then you, the car, and Battleaxe are all sitting in some desert, with the sun beating down on you."Ah, our mutual friend on Neptune. You have no issues with me possibly disabling your son then?""If he is too weak to kill you, then he is a failure." He said. "If he continues attacking you despite that, then he is unwise. If he is stupid, kill him for being stupid. I hardly care.""Anyways, back on topic -- will you at least give the order for him to back off? If he's operating outside of ArmaTek, I might be able to reason with him. Maybe. And we should really consider some sort of armistice. We're fighting the same battle, here, and only weaken each other by fighting amongst ourselves.""He will not listen." He said. "I already tried speaking to him after he blew up the island, but he ignored me. And fighting doesn't weaken. . It breeds strength. Tell me. Could you have killed a fly before you ended up kidnapped, in that van?"
>>20209785We should swap our nano-meta generators.The one he's got is what the AI's called a "Class S" and we've got a class A.
>>20209785Shrug."Strife isn't a particularly good idea when there's a third party that could swoop in at any time. Do you think you can take them on as ArmaTec is now? Most of their strength is in shipboard weapons. 'borging up only helps against them in close combat."
>>20209815That's a retarded idea, he'd want something out of it and then van co would be after us.
>>20209785"Probably not. That said, sparring may build strength, but killing does not. If I killed you here and now, how would ArmaTek be any stronger? Our feud has gone well past sparring. We're wasting valuable resources and time." Point up. "I'd rather be out THERE, stopping THEM, then worrying that my fellow humans might be stabbing me in the back while I'm away."
>>20209815I really doubt he'd go for it. Besides, he has this one, he doesn't need to trade.
"Strife isn't a particularly good idea when there's a third party that could swoop in at any time. Do you think you can take them on as ArmaTec is now? Most of their strength is in shipboard weapons. 'borging up only helps against them in close combat.""Borging up, as you say, is step one of Culexus." He said. "Step two is the goop inside of your spine. Step three is teleportation. We have all three. Now we just need time. Our mutual friend on Neptune says that we do not have long."
>>20209785"I take it you don't believe in the concept of 'Divide and Conquer.'"
>>20209860"You do realize that he IS one of them right? And I'd be pretty surprised if you figured out teleportation already, even if you did steal the tech."
>>20209860If you trust the Neptune friend then your a dumbass
>>20209882They have the copy of Onyx that was in teh teleporter that was used to try and eliminate Minerva.
"You do realize that he *is* one of them, right?""I do." He said. "He told me when we first met that he wanted me to play his game and help him kill all of his people. I agreed.""I take it you don't believe in the concept of 'Divide and Conquer'.""Sometimes, it is useful. Most of the time. . eeh. Too much thinking. Simpler to overpower the enemy. Like in futurecraft."
>>20209860"Then this particular conflict is extra-senseless, since now if any time is the time for unity in the face of an indomitable foe...And half of that senselessness was on my part. All Minerva had to do was ask and I would've handed over what was left of the quantum computer, and even helped fix it. But he shot my girl in the head with a giant rubber slug and tried to ice me, and so a shadow-war started, and innocent people and countless clone troopers have been hurt, for nothing but stupid grudges. This shit can't keep going, Battleaxe. In the end, it might strengthen our causes. But right now, it's doing none of us any good. What I wanted to be doing all this time was flying around space, meeting interesting alien species, befriending them, and kicking the shit out of the more jackassed ones. Like the ones coming for us. Instead I've been stuck here preventing Minerva from wrecking everything I hold dear. This situation is rather similar to one I had with a Mr. Three. He had a similar problem agent, I removed that agent, talked to him after, and we ended up fast friends and allies. This is the same, but the difference is your agent, and son, isn't removed. I skipped a step, see. We can just end this if you can just get your son to negotiate. Say it's for the cause, say it's for Earth, say it's for HUMANITY."
>>20209940"Frankly, I don't like your methods at all. Considering how you had an agent who was there as I fought them, you should have known that I would have helped against the Emperors. All this bullshit was unnecessary."
"Frankly, I don't like your methods at all. Considering how you had an agent who was there as I fought them, you should have known that I would have helped against the Emperors. All this bullshit was unnecessary."He shrugged."Perhaps. But I trust our mutual friend." He said. "And according to him, this bullshit was key."
>>20210096"I'm sure he would, his entire species are a bunch of controlling dickwads out for their own entertainment, so far as I can tell. By the way, did he mention anything about kinetic kill weapons being wormholed in to destroy the planet if his schemes to kill 'em all don't work?"
>>20210096"He's also unabashedly playing a game, augmented, and talked to me via telepathy. I'm pretty sure Culexis would just result in stormtroopers for him. But then, I'm somewhat paranoid about implicitly trusting individuals who refer to what amounts to technozombies as 'toys,' however amiable they may be."
>>20210096"Maybe it's because I actually fought them, but I wouldn't trust any of the Emperors. They are always playing. Making a convoluted wargame out of this situation would be an entirely believable action for them.
>>20210096You shouldn't trust our mutual friend, he's not really motivated to save us, he's motivated by his own amusement and we happen to be entertaining. Look, I'm not worried about their mind control stuff or them attacking with ground troops or anything like that. I can deal with things like that. What I'm worried about is them throwing RKVs and other such things.This "mutual friend" is simply having a fun little war with the others of his kind and using us as pawns.
>>20210096"Well... Shit. That's a pain. I suppose there's some reason behind it. Considering my only experiences with ArmaTek were with you renting out clones as goons for other corps, I probably wouldn't have been inclined to believe you and wouldn't have taken you seriously enough. But now that all this has gone down, here we are, pleasantly chatting about the cause of taking down the Emperors. I still think we should at least try to talk down Minerva, but since you seem pretty legitimate, Battleaxe, you have my 'drite."
"You shouldn't trust our mutual friend, he's not really motivated to save us, he's motivated by his own amusement and we happen to be entertaining." You say. "This 'mutual friend' is simply having a fun little war with the others of his kind and using us as pawns.""Of course." He said. "He told me as much when he first spoke to me.""Look, I'm not worried about their mind control stuff or them attacking with ground troops or anything like that. I can deal with things like that. What I'm worried about is them throwing RKVs and other such things.""Perhaps." He said. "But I trust my friend to take care of that."
>>20210239"So what CAN we expect to see then? Full-scale invasion? Orbital bombardment?""I think there is one thing you're forgetting as well. These aliums, they're not good with technology. They don't have a clue. Isn't it possible he's playing -all- of us just to get some neat new tech for his buddies?"
>>20210239"Well. Assuming Emps is insincere about wanting to help take down his race and plans to backstab us, we're damned if we do, damned if we don't. And if he's sincere, then we've got a snowball's chance in hell, which is better than nothing. Guess there's no reason not to trust him."
>>20210239"You seem awfully trusting. Do you have a gen-3 of some kind? Because if you don't I'll just assume Neptune is using organic hacking on you and call it a day."
>>20210239"Have you replaced the entirety of your clones' nervous systems with cybernetics? Because otherwise they're all vulnerable to hacking, even if they don't have an organic mind."
>>20210239"How'd you meet him, any way? I mean, I went to Neptune to retrieve an alium artifact, what about you?"
>>20210239You shouldn't and we should develop our own countermeasures to that sort of thing. But I digress, I'd like to focus my full attention on dealing with the actual problems of Aliums attacking, so where would I find Minerva so I can throw him into the sun or something like that.
>>20210239"I hope you aren't too attached to that quantum computer Minerva's got. I'll probably be taking it."
>>20210239"You were just saying that it's better to struggle, and to develop things on your own, yet you trust someone who admits to not having our best interests in mind over me?Are you aware that they're capable of mind control? Do you see the inconsistencies in your own logic here?"
>>20210376continuing this,"I don't even understand why you trust this guy further than you can throw him to begin with. What did he actually do? Tell you that there was a storm coming? Because this sounds a whole lot like some snake oil salesman stuff to me. 'You've got this terrible illness you don't know about, but thankfully I can cure you for a fee.'"
>Sorry for the delay!"You shouldn't, and we should develop our own countermeasures to that sort of thing." You say. "But I digress, I'd like to focus my full attention on dealing with the actual problems of Aliums attacking, so where would I find Minerva so I can throw him into the sun or something like that.""Oh, you can find him in. . new york city." He said. "He has a few plans to work out. Good luck."He shrugged, and then looked down to the dashboard of his car. "Now, would you mind sending me back?"
>>20210522"Oh, yeah, sure. I'll drop you off wherever and then go to deal with Minerva. Hopefully with words. But if I have to throw him into the sun, no biggy. Could you at least try to tell him to stand down, though?"
>>20210522Yeah, sure, stay in touch. I'll see you around. Where do you want to be dropped off?
>>20210522"Sure. By the way, how much do you care about that quantum computer Minerva's got?"
>>20210522"So, if the worst comes to it, how do we get in contact if we ever need to form a planetary defence coalition?"
>>20210522"Back WHERE? Isn't there somewhere more secure I could drop you, as opposed to next to the smoking remains of a few of your kills in the middle of a major highway?"
"Sure. By the way, how much do you care about that quantum computer minerva's got?""Keep it." He said. "There's more on the way.""So, if the worst comes to worst, how do we get in contact if we ever need to form a planetary defence coalition?"He just gave you a slight smile."QofV will tell me." He said. "You're not the only one with control over the satellite network." He said. "I'd like to get back on the road, now." He set the shotgun down, and started up his car again."Back where? Isn't there somewhere more secure I could drop you, as opposed to next to the smoking remains of a few of your kills in the middle of a major highway?""Teleporting to my destination would be cheating." He said. "Back to whereYou quickly teleport him back to the same location he vanished, and then back to Sleipnir. When you arrive, Amy and Azure are standing close to one another, speaking in hushed tones. The moment the flash fades, they go silent."You didn't get shot, did you?" Amy asked.Azure slipped out of the room.
>>20210655> "Back to where we left off at, of course.">Damnit, proofreading, proofreading
>>20210655"We're going after Captain Girlyname, then that's the end of our quarrel with ArmaTek.""Is Azure...ok?"
>>20210655"Nope. And I found out where Minerva is."Link up with Amy and show her what happened.
>>20210655"Nah. Battleaxe is a cool dude, and apparently knows Emps. Plus, he has a nifty atomic elephant gun. His son's still a douchenozzle, though, won't listen to reason, and is starting something in New York."
>>20210655Nope, we actually had a nice conversation, surprised the hell out of me. I'm used to getting shot at, it's far scarier when they talk.Minerva is doing something in New York by the way.So, Amy, what have you and Azure been gossiping about?
>>20210680Here I thought we interrupted him by teleporting him there.
"Nope, we actually had a nice conversation, surprised the hell out of me. I'm used to getting shot at, it's far scarier when they talk.""Yeah, talking is so terrifying." Amy said. "Well, Minerva is doing something in New York, by the way.""Damnit, we'll have to deal with that." Amy said."So, Amy, what have you and Azure been gossiping about?"Amy hissed softly. "Well. . . It's, uh, rather touchy." She said. "The fork of her that was captured by ArmaTek,. . ended up integrating Eleven. After Eleven completely broke down."
>>20210797"What does that mean for her?"
>>20210797"I had guessed as much. Her earlier freeze-up at hearing me called Twelve was pretty much proof-positive."
>>20210797"That's got serious implications."<Especially what with me being Twelve and all.>
>>20210797<And I'm technically Twelve now. I can see this being touchy.>
"What does that mean for her?""I'm. . not exactly clear on that."<This has got serious implications.> You say.<Yeah. . > She said. <She didn't know you're technically Twelve now. . until Three mentioned it. And now I think she's going to avoid you.>
>>20210901"Eh. Let's work this out after we've dealt with Minerva. Do you think you could use the TK to block his nanites forming weapons?"
>>20210901<Maybe there's a way to fix it without changing Azure's personality? I could probably do it, but she doesn't want me near her. Maybe you could convince her to let you try?>
>>20210901I should probably have a talk with her sometime. This is likely to be awkward as hell for her, I'm guessing she feels somewhat attracted to me because of that and it has to be odd to suddenly be in love with someone when you've lived in their spine for a long time without a single incident of that.
>>20210901I can't have that. I need to talk to her.
"Well that's something that definitely needs to be addressed. I'm assuming you /don't/ want her to be a part of our sexytimes?"
<I can't have that. I need to talk to her.> You say<Of course. She'll be able to deal with it professionally. . but I'm not so sure she'll be able to deal with you in a personal capacity.><Maybe there's a way to fix it without changing Azure's personality? I could probably do it, but she doesn't want me near her. Maybe you could convince her to let you try?><That's the tricky part.> She said. <She doesn't want to kill what's left of Eleven. Eleven was just as sapient as her, from what it sounds like.>
>>20211018<Was there anything else to Eleven besides that? Could we maybe prune it a bit so it's not so bad? (Jokingly) If you'd learn to share, this wouldn't be an issue.>
>>20211018<What? I thought that sick fuck Twelve hardcoded Eleven into 'loving' him. Like some kind of computer-waifu. You're telling me Eleven... Actually loved Twelve? It's worse than I thought. Azure's been hardcoded to feel someone else's once-legitimate emotions. I can't imagine how confusing that must be.>
>>20211018Amy, this one is up to you. You know that I'm willing to pursue a sapient AI that used to live in my spine, forked, ate another AI and them reintegrated, but that I wouldn't even consider doing so without your express permission.
>>20211082It's more or less a digital case of Stockholm Syndrome, if you think about it.
<Was there anything else to Eleven besides that? Could we maybe prune it a bit so it's not so bad?><I'm. . not sure.> Amy said. <She doesn't want to kill what's left of Eleven. I think pruning it might count.>Amy sighed, and leaned on you. <I don't know what to do about this.> She said. <Heh, If you'd learn to share, this wouldn't be an issue.>Amy frowned.<That wouldn't work, Dave. Love, by it's very nature, is possessive. Just a taste would be just that- a taste. She'd get jealous. . Which is why I haven't suggested anything about Lucca.>
>>20211195<Because you're worried you'd get jealous, or she would?> Send her a soft kiss, too.
>>20211195<Quite. So what're we going to do, since if we try to... Fulfill that part of her, we'll probably all just end up getting hurt? We need to resolve this quickly. Or at least figure out how to. Minerva is still at large and up to no good in the Big Apple.>
>>20211195Point. Regardless, Azure and I need to get this out in the open.
>>20211195<I know, I wasn't seriously suggesting it. Just...wishing I could make everyone happy without making anyone else unhappy.>
>>20211195The only way for it to work would be if it's instead of two people sharing me it's three people sharing each other, given how Lucca kissed you and how you reacted that one is completely viable, but unless you manage to seduce Azure it probably wouldn't work. I should probably still have a chat with her though, get everything out in the open.
>>20211225Alternately: <...she'd get jealous, or I would?>
<Because you'd get jealous, or she would?> You ask.<You would.> She responded, teasingly. <Having to sleep alone in your cold, empty bed . . . >You sigh. <I know, I wasn't seriously suggesting it. Just. . .wishing I could make everyone happy without making anyone else unhappy.><Yeah. . . But if what I understand is right, Azure should. .get used to things.> She said. <That was part of the way she was made, after all.><I should probably still have a chat with her, though. Get everything out in the open.><Probably.> She said. <You could probably try to talk to her now. Or we could go kick Minerva's ass.>
>>20211330<I'll just tell her real quick not to feel weird about it, and we'll get on with the asskicking. Sound good?>
Would it be possible to reconstruct eleven from azures memories? That seems like the safest way.
>>20211330Quick talk with Azure and then we kick Minerva's teeth in.
>>20211330Maybe she'll feel more talkative after some arsekicking.Pic: I want more time for us to figure out what to do before confronting her.
>>20211330<I want to get this out of the way first.>
>>20211330<Talk with Azure now, kick teeth when I'm done.>
>>20211385Ooc* goddamn phone.
>>20211330<I hope Azure won't mind waiting a little longer, let's go put Minerva down.>To Azure: <Hey, me and Amy are gonna go kick Minerva's teeth in. Can we talk when we get back?>
<I'll just quickly talk with Azure, and then we kick Minerva's teeth in.><Right.> Amy says, and kisses your cheek. <Good luck. I'll be connected to your Bullfrog if you want advice.>You walk into the room where Azure is standing, eyes closed. She opens them, and her eyes seem locked at your visor. She stands there with the same 'deer-in-headlights' look as before. . Perfectly frozen."Hi." She says, in a voice so quiet that it'd be inaudible if you didn't have additional audio sensors in your helmet.
>>20211468Hey azure. We are going down to New York to kill a guy, you in?
>>20211468"Listen Azure, I want to help you through this. We need to get this out in the open."
>>20211468"Hey, Azure. Just wanted to tell you that I'm here for you. I know you've got some weird feelings and thoughts going through your head, that aren't entirely your own, what with Eleven and... Well. I just wanted to tell you not to feel so off about it, y'know? I don't want this to fuck up our professional relationship, or our friendship. You gonna be alright? Because Minerva's stirring shit up again, and I'd rather not you get hurt because of being a little off your game."
>>20211468Take off our helmet.Hey Azure, you doing alright? I know more or less what's going on and I'm here for you if you need me.
"Hey, Azure. Just wanted to tell you that I'm here for you." You say. "I know you've got some weird feelings and thoughts going through your head, that aren't entirely your own, what with Eleven and... Well. I just wanted to tell you not to feel so off about it, y'know? I don't want this to fuck up our professional relationship, or our friendship. You gonna be alright? Because Minerva's stirring shit up again, and I'd rather not you get hurt because of being a little off your game.""I. . . I won't be off my game." She said, still quietly. "This is just. . just. . "She trailed off for a moment.". . Overwhelming. Everything is. You are. Eleven saw everything so much. . more than I did. Everything was so much more intense for her."
>>20211468"Hey, Azure. I know you're uncomfortable, but I need you to talk to me. We need to get things out in the open."
>>20211522>>20211510These are bad, am I allowed to veto them?
>>20211631No, but you can try to suggest something better instead of complaining like a child.
>>20211612"We're all here for you Azure."
>>20211612It'll be okay Azure, we'll work through this. I know this is all new and strange for you but it'll be okay. All of us are here for you.After that silently offer her a hug.
>>20211612>not you get hurtSEE you get hurt. pprroofffreadddiiinnggg. That one's my bad."Well. We'll figure out a way to tone it down, or make it more bearable, if that's what it takes. We could always try and separate Eleven from you and restore her, if that's even possible. If AI's can integrate, they can de-integrate, right?"
>>20211612"You're sure? I saw the way you reacted when Three called me Twelve. We've got to get things out in the open between us, or one or both of us is going to get blindsided again."
>>20211612Alright guys, Azure probably feels emotionally vulnerable just being in the same room as us. Let's broach this one as carefully as walking through a minefield in our birthday suit."I think I understand. I know you've changed quite a bit from when you came over from Amy's wrist computer, but I want you to know that you're still my friend. I still care about you, and your well-being. I've caught the reactions you've had, like when Three called me Twelve. I think we should talk about this, not just for your sake, but for the sake of our friendship."
>>20211612If you aren't opposed to brain surgury, I can have a mess around in there and try to straighten things out. I also thought that we could try pulling even out, and sort of counjouring up another intellegence for her, giving her another life, if you will. After we kill Smokey, of course.
>>20211701I'd rather not even suggest this. Right now, Azure considers Eleven to be a part of herself. I think part of how Azure self-identifies is adapting to things rather than rejecting them, and she sees that as a strength.
"You're sure? I saw the way you reacted when Three called me Twelve. We've got to get things out in the open between us, or one or both of us is going to get blindsided again.""I just. . I just need time. That's all I need is time. I can adapt. I was built to adapt. I can get used to things.""Well. We'll figure out a way to tone it down, or make it more bearable, if that's what it takes. We could always try and separate Eleven from you and restore her, if that's even possible. If AI's can integrate, they can de-integrate, right?"She shook her head."Integration is permanent." She said. "And Eleven was . . she was going to kill herself. I had to. I *had* to. It was the only way to save her."
>>20211735I'm not sure that counts as saved.If you want, you can sit this one out, take as long as you need. Go for a holiday, or something.
>>20211735"If she was trying to kill herself, maybe she didn't want saving, Azure. It's wonderful that you thought to do something like that. It was philanthropic, it was goodhearted, it was human. But Eleven had nothing left. Maybe it was just her time to go. In a way, she's gone, and in another she lives on in you. It's commendable, what you did, but don't worry about it too much, eh?"
rolled 25 = 25>>20211735alright Azure. you can have as much time as you need. but right now I need the able bodies and the clear of mind. >timeskip to new york find minerva. port down, tear off his arms and say "heya Mr. girly man, your dad says HI!"
>>20211735I'm sorry you had to do that. It was the kindest thing you could do under the circumstances. Just let me know if there's anything at all I can do for you.
"I'm sorry you had to do that. It was the kindest thing you could do under the circumstances.""It was." She said, not meeting your eyes. "But that wasn't why I did it. I did it because. . . because she was like me. She could choose. I didn't want that to just. . go away. I didn't want to be alone again. I'm just an AI to you humans, and to the shipyard aliums I'm a monster."She didn't move at all. No nervous trembles, no sniffling, not a single movement at all. She was like that for a full thirty seconds. No movement, no breathing, just perfect, utter stillness."I just want to be a person among people. But I'm not. I never have been."
>>20211735"That's...well, that's pretty typically human desperation logic, actually. Regardless, I can't help you if you don't let me know what's going on."
>>20211875"You're as much of an AI as I am, Azure."
>>20211875Hug her. "You're not just an AI, Azure. Not to me, at least. You are my friend, and a good person."
>>20211875Nonsense. You are a person like me. We were spine buddies for a while. And the ai ships are quite enamoured with you, I think.
>>20211875"Except you are, Azure. You, and to some extent Eleven, are the first of a new kind of person. Like Humanity's distant forebear. In the same way that I am a new kind of person. Don't ever sell yourself short."
>>20211875"Listen Azure. You're at least as much of a person as I am. Most people would probably consider me an abomination too. So fuck 'em. They don't matter. The only thing that matters is what you think, and what your friends and family think. And we all think of you as a person."
>>20211875Azure, I don't think of you as "just an AI". I admit that your origin is synthetic, but above all else I consider you a dear companion. I'm a pile of code in a spine and I don't consider myself any less human for that. You're a person Azure and I'll punch anyone who says differently in the jaw.
rolled 6 = 6>>20211875"azure. I just rebuilt by entire body from scraps and tatters. my brain digitized itself in self defense from the things I was doing with it. by the same token Azure, I could build you a body, an organic one, from raw goop. if I found out how to reverse the brain process with me I could put your mind in it."and you know what; you'd still be Azure, the original voice in my head, the common sense and the builder and the maker. look at dani, she isn't human. she 'decided' to be a person, and now she is. how much a 'person' you are is something you decide.
"You're not just an AI, Azure. Not to me, at least. You are my friend, and a good person."You reach out to hug her, but she raises a hand."Don't- don't touch me, please, right now, Dave." She said, screwing her eyes closed."Look at Dani." You say. "She isn't human. She *decided* to be a person, and now she is. How much a person you are is something you decide."She gulped, and nodded. She continued moving normally."So." She said, her eyes still closed. "Weren't we planning to go kill Minerva?"
>>20212010Indeed we are. If you want to ait this one out ill understand.
>>20212010"That we were." Reach out to pat her shoulder, than stop. "... Right. Coming along, then?"
rolled 38 = 38>>20212010yup, lets go tear his face off, would you do the honors of operating the D-gun?
>>20212010Indeed we are Azure, do you want to come with while we stomp his teeth into the pavement?
Crazy as it sounds, I'd rather not kill the guy. 'Course, that's predicated on him participating.
>>20212083I most certainly would like to see him dead.
/tg/full of ass piesNever change autisms
>>20212129-4/10 try harder
>>202121290/10I wouldn't even hire you for a jewish kid's bar mitzvah.Polite sage for responding to a troll, thus being off-topic.
"That we were." You say, raising a hand to pat her shoulder. You stop yourself. "Right. Coming along, then?""I think I'll pilot the Sleipnir." She said. "And the D-Cannon. that way, me and Lucca can be air support, and you can call down Rust and Delta anytime. Minerva doesn't let things go normally, you know, so it's best to keep everyone on all avenues."<Onyx, teleport us to new york, cloaked.><Calculating. . > Onyx said, and everything flashed blue.You're drifting above New York, and . . nothing is happening. Behind you, your party stands, looking down. "Anything?" Amy asked.
>>20212170"He's probably waiting for us. Best keep the Sleipnir where it can make a quick retreat if they're trying to smoke us with AA or something."
rolled 71 = 71>>20212170onyx, teleport us 1200 feet straight up, then pick a random direction and teleport that way a good distance. I think he's gonna port onboard
>>202121294.5 out of 10...billion
>>20212170Before anything else is done the S class meta machine should be switched with the A class.
>>20212170He might try to port on board, keep scans up and ready and prepare to port anything that pops in here elsewhere.Daedalus, begin scanning for him through whatever avenues are available to you.
>>20212212I agree, but everybody else was pretty stupid for not doing that when it was actually a feasible plan.
"He's probably waiting for us." You say. "Best keep the Sleipnir charged, and ready to make a quick retreat.""Right." Azure said, all professional now. "We're charged."<Daedalus, begin scanning for him, through whatever avenues are available to you.><I merely have visual and digital avenues to search, Lord Dave, and I have none I can access.> Daedalus responded."He might try to port onboard. Keep scans up and ready, and prepare to port anything that pops in here, elsewhere.""Got it." Azure said again.Your smartphone rang, and without missing a beat, you pick it up.<Dave.> Gareth says. <I'm here to pay you back the favor I owe. There's a man, in my office. He says he wants my assistance in killing you.>
>>20212237How was that feasable? Do you really think Battleaxe would have just let us trade that? Either he can't tell the difference and wouldn't agree, or he would know the difference and expect something else in return.
>>20212259<Does he have smoke coming out of his wrists? If so your office is about to be trashed.>
rolled 78 = 78>>20212259that's nice. where is he sitting?
>>20212259I think I know who it is, tall, creepy, has smokey wrists, right? What is he offering in exchange for this?
rolled 99 = 99>>20212259Azure, could you synth up a solid block of granite?then stick a teleporter to it.if we can I want to put it exactly where he is and then have it port itself into the sun
>>20212259"Gareth, that man is also the one who stole your nano-meta fabricator."
"Does he have smoke coming out of his wrists? If so, your office is about to be trashed."<Uh, he does, and. . .well, shit, okay, I have nothing in there I want to keep. Go ahead.>"Where is he sitting?"<My office. Near the top floor, visible from the window.>"What is he offering in exchange for this?"<Teleportation technology. He wants me to send you virused nano-meta as a 'gift'.>The Sleipnir drifts toward the Chrysler building, and through one of the windows, you see Captain Minerva, sitting there patiently. He checks his wristwatch, as you examine him.
>>20212336Damn. I was hoping we'd get the quantum computer.
>>20212259Perfect, did you know his boss was the one who stole your atomic goop maker? And you may want him out of your office he is quiet the tough customer. He destroyed the VR dome rather than fight me fairly
>>20212357Check for a teleport jamming thing by teleporting a small pebble or something like that in first.If successful than we can teleport him into the sun or straight into the D Cannon.
>>20212357Fire disintegration cannon."Gareth, get your security, because this is the man who stole your nano-meta fab!"
rolled 76 = 76>>20212375only little ones...a skunk yesterday, but that was for the online RPG I was playing yesterday.>>20212336can I retroactively include an engraving that says "the last word" on the block?...
>>20212336>99Welp. Looks like Minerva- and Gareth's office- is about to get 99% teleported into the sun. You been sacrificing to the Dark Gods again?
>>20212336Thank you monotreeme for making my dream of teleporting the bad guy into the sun a good possibility
>>20212399>>The Last wordI love it.
"Synth up a block of granite. Attach a teleporter to it, and then teleport it where he is. And then into the sun.""What?" Azure asked. "You know what that'll do, right? That much force and mass going into a teleport that fuses with the building? It'd kill countless people, Dave."
>>20212456Damn, scratch that plan. How about one that isn't that big and just attaches right to Minerva?Also we should check if the teleport jamming field in on before we try this as an idea.
rolled 74 = 74>>20212456"Damn. Oh well. Let's just go steal his quantum computer then."
rolled 21 = 21>>20212456"what? it never did that before!"
>>20212456"Right. Bad plan. Let's just go wreck his shit. Ready, my technicolor death machine?"
>>20212456Can we charge up the D-Cannon, remain stealthed and point it in a direction that won't cause collateral.Then we just teleport him in front of it and open fire.
>>20212273Are you>implyingI meant ask about it?That's not what I meant.It should have been done inconspicuously when other teleportations were happening.
"How about one that isn't that big, and just attaches right to Minerva?""That would work." Azure said. "Our Evac teleporters carry enough charge to go there and to the sun. Especially if we pre-calculate them. But if he has a teleport jamming field. . ""Way I see it, we have three choices." Amy said. "We cannon him from here. We teleport him into the fucking sun, or we just teleport in there and show him how pretty plasma can be."
rolled 26 = 26>>20212456lie face down on the floor drites ready. "teleport me directly above and a little behind him then, and get ready with that block of granite Onyx can you 'catch a moving target?'" then we throw him out the window
>>20212456"Which is why we'll tell Gareth to lock his office's doors and shutters down- he's a CEO of a high-level corp, it no doubt doubles as a panic room- to keep Minerva from escaping, and evacuate the building. The building might be heavily damaged and this is going to be a shitty end to their work day, but no one but Minerva is going to get hurt. Just real startled at a CEO's officed-sized chunk of the building poofing out of existence. If there's falling debris, we'll catch it with Sleipnir. The problem is that the block is going to drop fast and Minerva's going to try and reform, too, so, gonna need enough capacity for just over two jumps."
>>20212514First we test if he has a jamming field by teleporting a tiny thing that is unnoticeable and making sure it doesn't fuck everything up.Then we teleport the fucker into the sun. If we do it right there should be less than a second between it appearing and him being in the sun.
rolled 32 = 32>>20212514port that bastard to the sun then!
>>20212527He can teleport. We need to kill him before he knows he's in danger. Fusing him with a block of granite still seems best.
>>20212514"Hm. I kinda want his quantum computer, but Battleaxe is going to be making more. Lots more. So no real reason just to get his. And he's not going to listen to reason. I say we put it to a vote. All in favor of cleanly porting him into the sun?"
rolled 44 = 44can we go with just porting the granite in there?cause I really liked that Idea....
>>20212557We wholly understand the teleport technology, and we can't make a small enough teleporter for personal scale. I doubt ArmaTek has gotten to that point in the days(?) they've had a copy of Onyx. Let's go kick his shit.
Just cannon him. I am absoloutley willing to bet he has teleportation detection tech, so no matter how small an object we send he'll see it, know we're there and bug out.
>>20212514Evac 'port him to the sun, with the teleporter rigged to slag itself if damaged, then port in if it fails to work as intended.
"Let's teleport in something small. See if he has a jammer.""Jammers don't work like that... right?" Amy said. "I thought it only messed with the exotic material, screwing up targeting.""Yeah, you're right." You say.<Dave.> Gareth says, from the other end. <The evacuation of the top few floors are clear, in case you have to do anything. . explosive.>Minerva checks his watch again, and then gets to his feet. He's about to leave the room.
>>20212668INTO THE SUN WITH HIM!
>>20212668teleport him to the sun now, have the cannon on stand by
rolled 93 = 93>>20212514PORT 60 FEET STRAIGHT UP AND AWAY FROM THE BUILDING NOW.just to be sure..."magenta, we packed up all the guns from Valhalla right? think you could operate them as handguns in the drites?"<gareth, is the floor clear? and how do you feel about your sense of hearing?>if the floor is clear then we blast the guy with everything. his power shields are no way more powerful than a ship mounted weapons...
>>20212668"Banish him to yon flaming ball of death!"
rolled 75 = 75>>20212668tell him you'll do it. count out 12 seconds and jump the hell away from him.
rolled 24 = 24>>20212668<Lock the room down.>TELEFRAG HIS ASS
>>20212668We have one shot at this and we're wasting it on teleport bullshit that didn't work before because he reacts -instantly-gg
>>20212689He just said the top few floors are clear.>>20212668Do... Whatever, I guess.
rolled 57 = 57>>20212689especially the D-canonnon...
"Into the sun." You say.<Calculating. . .> Onyx says.The evac teleporter appears next to him. . . and that very moment, he vanishes, completely.The window shatters, and between the shards, you see something in movement."Damnit!""Teleport!" You cry, and the entire Sleipnir moves.Lucca closes her eyes."He's got some kind of cloaking. Fuck." She says. "I'm droneswarming, and if I find a void, I'll tell you."
>>20212668Or give him the last word
>>20212579>we can't make a small enough teleporter for personal scaleHave we tried? I don't remember trying. Seeing as it was the tiny one in our spine that we reverse engineered, I would think we could build another like that.
>>20212731I fucking told you.
>>20212731nice job shitcunts.
rolled 82 = 82>>20212731Scan for disturbances in the wind. We're high up in the air, so it'll be pretty obvious if Minerva is in the air by way of the no doubt strong wind. If we find a disturbance, we grab it with ultra-drites and crush it.
>>20212731If we really want to kill him, create a localised region of higher vacuum energy in the space he occupies.This will ensure COMPLETE molecular annihilation, we use our exotic matter/fate point to initiate accomplish this event.A contained vacuum metastability event ensures that nothing survives, vacuum decay is the ultimate devastation, new constants of nature ensure a spatial realm completely different to our own.
rolled 3 = 3>>20212742bitch I rolled a 99 on that.it was closer to perfect than I could have expected.>>20212731Epona keep us moving I wouldn't doubt it if he could fly.onyx cyan I want full scanning for Any irregularity
>>20212731What the dick, I've been saying since the idea first came up that teleporting something into him is easier and just as effective as teleporting him into something but no, idiots can't resist the big shiny sun.
I think we want to steal his QC. This will effectively kill him, and give us one that we don't have to steal/buy from Battleaxe.
>>20212820>Teleporting something into him would cause something similar to a matter-antimatter reaction and level a few city blocks. That's what tele-fragging does, most of the time. The reason it didn't to Gazebo is because of the bullshit emperor materials in Neptune's facility."Start scanning for wind disturbances." You say. "Epona, keep us moving."Wind disturbances? If he's in the air, he's using a repulsion drive, not a fan or something!" Amy asked.The entire ship shakes, and something collides with the front.You see it through the sleipnir's screen. Minerva's leaning on the front, the cloud of smoke drifting off of his back, spread like dark wings."Found you." He said, staring into the screen's camera.The ship's power shielding blasted him away, and you hear multiple cracks as his bones shatter. He goes flying away from the Sleipnir, smoke drifting from his form. He's visible now."Eat that." Azure said.
>>20212888>Fate pointBullshit hack his PI completely.
>>20212888SCIENCE!>I don't have to explain shit.
rolled 59 = 59>>20212888Fire fucking EVERYTHING
>>20212909I like this. We talk him out of being dumb, or he dies. And I'd spend a fate point to do it.
rolled 12 = 12>>20212888Excellent. Get the D-Cannon ready to fire on the sod, preferably in a direction that won't cause much collateral damage.In the meanwhile begin to BULLSHIT hack everything about him, the nanomachines, the QC, his Project Immortal, EVERYTHING. A fate point may be called for.
Also,>>20212888ACTUAL smoke, or nano bullshit?
>>20212918spend a fate point so we can talk to him? what the fuck. the fate point is the last resort kind of thing, not something you use because you can't really be bothered fighting.
rolled 79 = 79>>20212888Fly into him again as he tries to regain control of his fall with those wings. Bounce him off Sleipnir's shielding, repeatedly, as we relentlessly pursue him. Like a paddleball paddle, and Minerva's the ball. Repeat until he is vaporized completely, or his quantum computer shatters from the trauma and he dies.
>>20212918I'm thinking more along the lines of splitting him open like a rotten grape and taking the quantum computer right out of his chest.
>>20212888>Teleporting something into him would cause something similar to a matter-antimatter reaction and level a few city blocksHow has that never been mentioned before?Also it's not going to level a few city blocks, the explosion is going to be proportional to the amount of matter reacting. If it works like that we could just teleport a marble into the middle of him and blow his body to dust, that makes it an even more powerful option because you have no chance of it being non-fatal.
"Fire fucking everything." You say."Winding the D-cannon." Azure said.Lucca says nothing.Instead, her massive swarm of drones, some installed with purloined turrets from Valhalla. . all simply start firing at him, slowly tearing away at his flesh.He slams into the ground, pocks and marks burning into his body and repeatedly healing as the dronespamfire pins him to the street.Your entire nervous system tingles, and that Dominance in your frame starts pulsing. It wouldn't be hard to use it. . .> Fate point?> Fuck it, we're winning anyway, we don't need it.
>>20212909Not just his PI. His EVERYTHING. Especially cutting off access to his quantum computer.
>>20212936A fate point is also an automatic I WIN button. ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL to puppet his bitch ass, and THEN decide whether to chat or kill seems worth it.
rolled 94 = 94>>20212968> Fate point?Take his everything.
 Fate pointRend him in twain and remove his heart. Err... I mean his quantum computer.
>>20212993Can't argue with that.
We're in the end game here use up that fate point before he makes us regret not doing so.
>>20212993Fate point. Take his QC and force a critical existence failure on him.
>>20212968teleport dani and an evac to right by him and have Dani give coordinates for the QC. evac dani and the QC. Leave smokey.
>>20212968Don't use it.
Dominate the fuck out of his nanites.
>>20212968Srsly, want that tech.>take his everything
>>20212968Use it to meat puppet him
rolled 98 = 98>>20212968we need no fate point, take EVERYTHING
Dominate his nanites and make them deliver his QC to Dave.>Voting for using the Fate Point
rolled 55 = 55>>20213084This.No fate point.
>>20212993>>20213084>94, 98I don't think we need that fatepoint.For exact course of action, I say we tear apart all his excess mass. Make his nanometa nanites coalesce into his plain ol' solid human body, disassembling themselves entirely into that mundane form, and take the rest of the nanites not used for this. And his computer core of course. Leave him as but a MAN. No more smokey gittery.
>>20213024+1Now is no time to use fate point
>>20213131I like the way you think.>Don't use fate point.
You twitch your fingers, as the exotic material bends to your will, and gives off waves of radiation- almost identical to the way K's arm worked. . . .>Fate points: 0."Stop firing." You say. "Onyx."You appear on the street, near his prone body, as he immediately starts pushing himself to his feet, his Project Immortal slowly healing him. .and you twitch your fingers again. Your entire frame pulses again, and his own body shoves him back down. You put your hand on his chest, and then his ribcage bursts open, the quantum computer tearing it's way out of him, carried by nanites under your control. The crystal glimmers in your hand, the cables dangling from it. With a snip, you slash them off, and his body falls to the ground, as if he was a puppet with his strings cut.While you're there, you tear the device controlling his nanites- a small tank inside his body. The nanites return to their home, and covered in Minerva's blood, you simply walk away.The crystal pulses angrily in your hand, sparks dancing from the cables attached to it. Heh, guess his mind isn't in his brain, is it?
>>20213084Your so right.
>>20213177Teleport back to the Slepnir and transfer him over to a dummy terminal. No wireless access obviously.
>>20213177Eat it. Clearly this is a serious suggestion, and should be followed without comment or deliberation.
>>20213177Try out some of that telepathic nonsense. We've bullshit magic hacked systems with no wireless access into doing things they shouldn't be able to do. Communication should be rudimentary.<Talked with your pappy, Smokey. He's none too pleased with you at the moment for all the trouble you've caused.>
Polite sage for off topic.
>>20213177I think we should take the body teleport it into stasis somewhere for now. I want to get those nanites for ourself later.
rolled 6 = 6>>20213208It's votes, man. The "no"s were just too late, and even so, they were outnumbered.>>20213233That doesn't even begin to make sense.
>>20213177cool/rad/awesome. used a fate point after a roll of 98/94.
>>20213177Oh, he's an AI now? We should install him in our bullfrog so he has to watch everything we do while being completely powerless.Nothing could possibly go wrong.
rolled 59 = 59>>20213240>you tear the device controlling his nanites- a small tank inside his body. The nanites return to their home, and covered in Minerva's blood, you simply walk away.We took them.
>>20213243Polite sage for off topic.
>>20213259this guy has the right idea
>>20213177Open a commlink with as utterly nasty of a firewall as we can. <Smokey, Smokey, Smokey. Nice upgrades, man. This really could've gone better had you listened to father and backed off.>And dump him to a dumb terminal as soon as possible.
>The votes said yes.>Also, the 98 and 94 may have made it way easier, but it wouldn't have instantly won the confrontation."Bring me back up." You tell Onyx. The Sleipnir is easily in range for your personal teleporter. . You flash back onto the bridge, and Amy's clapping.<Talked with your pappy, Smokey. He's none too pleased with you at the moment for all the trouble you've caused.><Fuck you.> He responded. <Now you're gonna destroy this one, too, right?>
>>20213177Do to him exactly what he did to Azure. Copy him, put the copy in a secure terminal, and torture it for information.
Sage literally does nothing. This thread is in auto-sage already.
>>20213277Do this. "Want to enact some vengeance on the one who caused you all that pain, Azure?"
>>20213275"I'm thinking I'd rather just wipe it, and use it for my own purposes. Or maybe use it to replicate more quantum computers. Who knows? Lots of possibilities. You will be gone no matter what, though."
>>20213275<Man, I never destroyed the first quantum computer. My little sister did. If you'd bothered to ask nicely I would've probably helped to fix it.>
>>20213275<I was thinking of making a copy and torturing it for information, but unlike SOME people I'm a nice guy. So I'll probably just transfer you to a dummy terminal or something, then use this myself."
rolled 8 = 8>>20213275<Nope. That wasn't me. That was all Dani proving to herself that she isn't Allison. If I had known what it was, and what she was planning, I probably would have tried to stop her. Too bad I didn't.>
>>20213275I'm considering it as a possibility, you have really annoyed me. Though I'll probably just wipe you off of it and use it for my own purposes.Though for the record I didn't destroy the first one, my little sister did and I didn't know what it was at the time. I would have helped you fix it if you asked nicely instead of trying to kill me.
rolled 40 = 40>>20213275nope, I have a better planuse him as a jewel in a golden statue of Amy, Dave, and everyone else standing upon a mountain of our fallen foes.let him never interact with the world around him...ever again
>>20213293HAHA! I'll make a bunch of threads. I'm totally interested in them. And They're as on topic as any other bullshit that goes on this retarded board!
>>20213355No I mean since this thread is in autosage, none of the posts bump it, sage or otherwise.
>>20213275Well I have to, I'd be far too dangerous to you if I had a quantum computer you know.
>>20213275This: >>20213339, then <Though I am considering wiping you and putting the computer to good use.>
>>20213355>I'm sorry you feel this way. Maybe you should go fuck off to some other board where it's less retarded there. We're those little happy retards who, despite however much you feebly whine and pout and stophavingfunguys.jpg.gif.png, we still giggle and drool on ourselves. Hooray!<Man, I never destroyed the first quantum computer. My little sister did. If you'd bothered to ask nicely I would've probably helped to fix it.><Yeah, you just have to say 'sorry' and everything gets better.> He responds. <It's not as if your sister wasted years of time and effort.><I was thinking of making a copy and torturing it for information, but unlike *some* people I'm a nice guy. So I'll probably just transfer you to a dummy terminal or something, then use this myself.>He was silent for a moment.<. . Would an apology help?> He asked
>>20213433<Might. Might not. Wanna find out?>
>>20213433<Probably not anymore.>
>>20213433It would have helped if you had done it earlier. Now, I'm not sure. You've spent a lot of time being a complete dick. Why don't you start with an apology and tell me everything about your operation, goals and so on and I'll think about it.
>>20213433It would be a start. I would want your help either taking over Armatrek or stoping it
>>20213433<It's a start. Play VERY nice and you might just get a body. You've lost your fucking... quantum... processing... whatever if you think I'll let you get within a light year of a nanite swarm again, though.>
>>20213433<Yes.>If he apologises convincingly enough he gets a quick death.
<You aren't going to be apologizing to me. You're going to do that to Azure after what you did to her fork.>
>>20213433"I'm not the one you need to apologise to. Talk to Azure"
rolled 56 = 56>>20213433nope, you hit my fiance...right when she was going to talk about bringing a third party into the fun...you had me stabbed in the back and in the process nearly got an alium I hold in high regard killed.no, Minerva I think I'll just lock you away in a pink dummy computer terminal forever...
>>20213433<Oh, yes. Just apologize for the inhuman crimes you committed upon several of my friends, everyone in the VR Dome, various others, and a whole lot of clones with no choice in the matter, in your attempts to kill me. All over a next-generation quantum trinket Battleaxe is already getting ready to mass produce. And because you were mad I made fun of your name. Then it'll be AAALLLL better. Jackass.>
>>20213496Azure can eat him! Then we get everything he knows, and it will dilute 11 a bit more.
"It just might. You could also try apologizing to Azure."
>>20213535That sounds like a terrible idea. Let's not do that.
<It's a start.> You say. <Play nice, and you might get a body. You've lost your fucking. . . quantum. . processing. . whatever, though.><It's, a, uh, alien design.> He said. <Took forever to figure it out. Erm. . Who do I have to apologize to first?><You're going to do that to Azure after what you did to her fork.><. .Right.> He said. <Can I speak with it? Her, I mean.>
>>20213558It's kind of irrelevant whether we want to do it because Azure would never eat him anyway.
>>20213535Azure would never want that in her, it would give her a stomach ache
>>20213595<Of course it's an alien design, everything is. You can talk to her if she's willing.>
>>20213595Link him to a mic and speaker set isolated from any of our systems.
Remember our big talk with Daddikins about divide and conquer? Minerva MIGHT make a decent ally that we can cortex bomb and keep on a short leash.>>20213595Act as a patch through. Everything on a full second delay. Anything questionable, anything that sounds like a keyword or a command phrase, we drop the connection and leave him to stew.
Guys, we should totally transfer him into a little skull, just shaped like a human skull. It'll be able to talk and when it talks the jaw will move, and it'll have glowy eyes, and speak in a german accent due to it's programming. He'll be our paperweight and it'll be hilarious.
>>20213669If he keeps being an asshole we should do this.
rolled 81 = 81Also, let's see if we can grok the quantum computer.
>>20213669yeah this if he gives us more trouble
>Last thread is at +36 votes on suptg>The next highest SCQ is +16What the fuck? I'm pretty sure that was not twice as good as every other thread.
rolled 10 = 10>>20213669why not give it a woman's voice.
>>20213669Fuck yes turn him into a servitor.
>>20213756Yeah, someone was using proxies to vote it down, then someone else used proxies to vote it way up. Last I saw it was at +37 of 53 votes.
<Of course it's an alien design, everything is. You can talk to her if she's willing.><Okay.> He says.You quickly set up a microphone and speaker, and set it to a one second delay."Hello." his speaker says. "My name is captain Cassiel Minerva, and I've wronged you, Azure. I want to apologize for introducing you to Eleven."Azure didn't respond. . She was simply staring at him."Do you. . ." She said. "Do you have a copy of Eleven?""I do." He says.
>>20213804Ha.I forgot to sage.
>>20213823>I want to apologize for introducing you to Eleven.That's not even...Apologise for copying her you dolt.
rolled 58 = 58>>20213823"That seems... convenient."
Whoops wrong thread.
>>20213823So Minerva, what other sentient beings do you have locked up in your basement?
>>20213928>We're off topic? Last I heard, this was a topic about cyborgs and questing. And it still is, so we're on topic. Good day, sir.>Hehehe."That's. . That's not even. . Apologize for copying her, you dolt."". . Copying AIs are wrong?" Minerva asked. "I, uh. . didn't know that""That seems... convenient." You say. "Eleven is rather convenient." Minerva responded. "Integrate her with whichever AI you need to, and she'll usually come out top."
>>20213960"That's because both Azure and Eleven are sapient. Was Sigma such an incompetent agent that he didn't report that, or are you such an incompetent commander that you ignored him?"
>>20213960troling is a art,
>>20214015So you subscribe to the school of "Quantity has a quality all it's own"? Because if you don't the best rating I can give you is D+.
>>20213960"Here's the thing, son. While a lot of AI's are hyperfocused, only near-human in intelligence, and are only somewhat mentally flexible, Azure is sapient. As is 11. As in, they have human capacity for choice, growth, and learning. You have been lobotomizing human minds, utterly raping them, every time you forced 11 to integrate. That, Minerva, is why it is wrong, and why you are a fucking dunce."Synth up a dunce hat to stick on the quantum computer.
>>20213960"Copying sentient AI's generally renders them insane and is harmful to both forks once they discover one another."
>>20213960"Sapient AI, such as Azure and Eleven are different than the rest. It doesn't make a difference to the others.">>20214015Perhaps, but you certainly aren't very good at it.
>>20213960"Do you *really* need to remain in the crystal, Minerva, I'd rather transfer you to a standard memory core or something and use the QC myself."
>>20213960Right, I forgot that you were completely morally bankrupt. No shit it's immoral to copy sentient beings for your own purposes and to forcibly integrate them. Come on, keep apologizing and telling me more details about your operation, you have currently shifted from being stuck in a pink dummy terminal to being in a grey one, keep up the good work.
>>20213960How would you feel if you came home one day and found an exact copy of yourself living your life? How the fuck would you even deal with that?
"That's because both Azure and Eleven are sapient." You say. "Was Sigma such an incompetant agent that he didn't report that, or are you such an incompetent commander that you ignored him?"". . I, uh, don't actually pay attention to sapience as a metric, so-"<Warning. Warning.> Onyx said. <Multiple wormholes have opened. thirty-six wormholes have opened up, surrounding the planet.>"What?!" Amy cried, and checked out of the front screen. Great, swirling wormholes twisted above the sky. . .calmly. . almost serenely."Oh. . .shit." Lucca said. "This will kill the ladder for sure.">>End of thread!>>Wheeeeeeeeee
>>20214038>>20213960Oh look, things are responding to me!>Success!
>>20214082time to recruit those Futurecraft players. We'll need some good overwatch for our armies.
>>20214084niggas got his shit down pat.u respond u lose
>>20214084I like making you feel happy. I know that your life is absolute shit, so if I can make it even a teensy bit better then I've done my good deed for the day.
>>20214082If push comes to shove let try the telebomb that will apparently to Exabyte blow up city blocks.
>>20214124They have these things called Depends buddy. Get your social worker to buy some for you next time you see him. It'll help with the problem.
>>20214082I vote we leave Minerva in a box until this is over. Don't even let him look at what's happening.
>>20214082>I, uh, don't actually pay attention to sapience as a metric, soYeah, and this is why he needs to die. "Who cares if it has feelings?">>20214161They're in space, a city-block-sized explosion will cause no collateral damage at all. There's only 36 of them, that should be 5 mins distraction before we go back to beating the shit out of Smokey again.
>>20214161>Teleporting an atom onto another atom makes a city block sized explosion>Teleporting the moon into the Earth's core makes a city block sized explosionSCIENCE!
>>20214225>>20214161>You were talking about teleporting a massive fucking granite block. That kind of energy just doesn't go nowhere, especially when telefragged.
Suddenly 6 shit threads when, if same person, after 1 should be FLOOD DETECTED!Apparently no flood detected.>Suddenly THREAD OVER!I'll try harder tomorrow to shit the quest away.>Dont worry, it really seems like everybody else in here is too.>like one big happy family!
>>20214266Exactly and now we weaponize it I vote we teleport uranium baseballs into every enemy space craft for lols
>>20214293Yep and your the red head step child with the downs
>>20214266Well you could have just said it would explode and then we could have teleported a smaller granite block. I don't really see how it's an issue at all, but we got a better result in the end by not doing it so I can't really complain too hard.>>20214293What are you even saying? Can you try again in English?
>>20214309Each one will have a personalized phrase written on the side. No one will ever see it, but it just kind of makes it all the more personal.Anyway, yeah that is the perfect way to neutralize Emperor ships. Except, the Emperor's apparently have a countermeasure for this. When we teleported in with Gazebo and them, and Gazebo got caught in the wall, nothing happened.
>>20214360The Emperor materials may not react, but that's why we teleport two granite blocks to the same place.
>>20214360>Yeah- the stuff they make emperor ships and facilities out of is bullshit magic like that- they use telebombs as ship-to-ship weaponry, which is why they have countermeasures for it.
>>20214387It's not the same method of teleportation is it? I thought ours was our own invention.
>>20214387Then we just teleport in real bombs
>>20214387Ok, one thing I don't get. They have teleporters, that's where we got ours from. They have mini teleporters that fit in your hand, they have massive teleporter platforms that warp you half way across the galaxy, they have teleporters ON THEIR SHIPS that they use as weapons. Why the hell do they travel with wormholes which seem to be inferior to teleportation in every way?
>>20214429Wormholes go farther I think
>>20214429>I don't think I've shown you guys this enough if you're asking this, but>You know how stupid ArmaTek goons are? That's almost as stupid as the emperors are! ALMOST.>Also they take less energy, go further, and allow momentum to travel as well, which is pretty much a requirement for RKVs
>>20214450The scientists said wormholes were a fixed length which was why we had to get up to that really fast speed to go through them, and that length was small enough to get us to our nearest neighbours, the Asurans. We've teleported further than that.
>>20214467>You know how stupid ArmaTek goons are? That's almost as stupid as the emperors are! ALMOST.Thats sad we need to put them out of our misery.
>>20214467Do you mean the lobotomised goons? Because I thought they were kinda stupid.
>>20214467>Use less energyThe Emperors have infinite energy...>go furtherReally? As I said in >>20214494, it seemed you said differently earlier. Well not like you can't just build a bigger teleporter, or do multiple jumps.>allow momentum to travel as well, which is pretty much a requirement for RKVsSo put them on your RKVs. Don't put them on your ships, coming out at 20 billion miles an hour and crashing into shit is a disadvantage for transport vessels. As is being trackable. As is the risk of dying if the wormhole closes. As is being slower (ok, it's not exactly a lot slower, but you can't get faster than instant).I realise they're childish and stupid but you'd think if they have teleporters on their ships they use regularly they'd come up with the idea of teleporting their ships. A toddler could think of that one. I guess if wormholes are good enough, they have no reason to actually think about the alternatives properly. Idiots.