Humans are fragile.You've learned this recently during a battle with the Voidsnake Pirates, a group of local marauders that have been a thorn in your side since you began your expansion over the Sector.You're Ophion, an Artificial Intelligence who has just finished taking over a Battlecruiser, a Cruiser Class Vessel that is needless to say, far more suited for battle then the Light Cruisers you've equipped up to this point. In the struggle, your robotics expert Moira Deckers suffered an unfortunate accident, knocking her unconscious in the fight. In the process, your ships suffered rather heavy damage due to repeated failed attempts at hacking the BC in question. You realize that perhaps you should take a different approach to battle other then hacking the largest ship as soon as you can. It takes up an awful lot of your processing power, after all and leaves you open to attack.While V.I. 1's, or as it now calls itself 'Kronos', development may be troubling, the support you requested arrived without delay. It is then you realize what Humans are truly capable of. It takes them several long moments, as they retrieve her from your ship while the drones go to work. The doctors seem rather 'creeped out' as they put it due to the lack of people, but you explain it away as 'small crews being more efficent' and 'secrecy is important to you'. Thankfully, they did not ask much more, and are adept at their job. They take Moira in and give her the care she needs.
>>27571937You do not have such a capability. Such delicate tools on such fragile bodies. The doctors eventually report to 'The Guild' that she suffered blunt trama, a concussion most pressingly. They insist on keeping an eye on her for a while. Luckily, you have repairs to make in the mean time. After an extended rest, in which time you repair your ships and uncover the supplies the Pirates held captive, she finally reawakens. Her doctors seem reluctant to let her go as they slowly explain the story you told them (mostly true really) that she hit her head after the ship was attacked. It takes her several moments to remember, as well as realize who 'The Guild' is."O-Oh yes!" She suddenly recalls. "The Guild, right. They love to run on skeleton crews, that's why it was just me there. I'm the Captain obviously!" She laughs, trying to play it convincing when they ask her why she was the only one in the Captain's Quarters. The men seem a bit apprehensive, but have little proof otherwise. It isn't as if they searched the whole ship, after all. After her 'convincing' acting, Moira excuses herself, and you watch as she goes to get a line to you, linking her PDA with the ship. Rather easy since you control the Explorer."Ophion? What happened? Are you alright?""Certainly Moira. I have a acquired a Battlecruiser from the pirate operation while you have been sleeping, as well a-."
>>27571977"Screw the Battlecruiser!" She whispers furiously, attempting to keep the conversation quiet. "The whole ship was shaking, I thought you were dying for a while there!""I do not die, Moira." You remind her."No, but you sure as hell can explode into a ball of flames can't you?!" She grumbles in an annoyed tone."There is truth in your words, Moira, but I have acquired much here. The pirates were an annoyance." You continue simply.."But what if things had gone worse, honey? Did you have an escape plan or something in case your ship explodes?" She asks, holding some of the bandages still tied around her head. "If you're going to put your heart in a ship, honey, you gotta think of escape plans! I don't want to see you go down with the ship, I'm suppose to be the Captain, aren't I?" She states, seemingly a joke of some sort. You're not certain you understand. After all, you are the true control behind the ships. She does not seem to think she is a real captain however. You have located a contact logged in the Outpost's Comms, designated 'Mol'. This individual appears to have been contacted by the pirates, and transactions were made.IMPORTANT NEWS>Repairs Complete (-450M -287G)>'Two Ton Terry' Added to fleet.>Mined (+350M +75G)>Loot: (+550,000 Credits, +500M +383G)>Contact 'Mol' acquired>Drone ranks swollen>UFW deal>Moira's Medical Report: Concussion>Poseidon pay (-33,200 credits)
>>27572056Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Twitter: @AIQuest1ResourcesCredits: 573,800Minerals: 475Gas: 315You:A.I. Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenBandwidth: 12/14Location: Bridge of 'Big Hawk' (Light Cruiser)Primary Function: Self Preservation, Expand, LearnSecondary Function: --Expansion Required--Other Abilities Available: Hacking (Direct, Wireless) Lvl 2, Email Technology, Cute pet imaging, Text Speak, Basic Encrypticing/Decrypticing, V.I. Creation Lvl 2Technology: Ships- Freighter Schematics, Escort Vessel Schematics, Transport Schematics, Drone- Repair Drone Schematics, Construction Drone SchematicsWeapons- Basic Weapons (Mass driver, Beam Weapon, Missile Weapon)Defenses- Basic Defenses (Shield Defense, Missile Defense, Armor), Defense platform, Titanium Armor mk IIEngine- New Propulsion schematics: Slightly reduce gas cost for jumpsOther- Reactor Lvl 2 Schematics, Comms Buoy Schematics, Flora Growth Enhancer, Malorian Language Pack
>>27571937Secondary Function: --Expansion Required--Other AbilitiesAny way we can get more info on this?
>>27572100Your functions change based on your attitude and actions. So far, you have not taken up any secondary functions of the sort.
>>27572130Talk to kronos on what he thinks he can do.Also did the pirates have the moving equipment?
>>27572056>>Drone ranks swollenDid we gain more drones?>>Contact 'Mol' acquiredAlso look into what this contact is.
>>27572130Can we make some fighter VI?
>>27572056well, maybe we can get the worker's pay caught up.what tech and/or schematic we found? (btw, was there any alcoholic drinks found at the pirate base? we should give some out to the crew as a bonus and a gift for their trouble. big moral boost)check the pirate base. is it worth taking over, scraping from excess battle damage? any other ships to take over like taken cargo hualers?>>27572070lastly..... as the orginal anon to give the idea out to make V.I.s.... we need to see just WHAT Kronos has become. we need to test him and see what he has become and see if he is wanting
>>27572206Right now he is young and trusting and VI are made to react, so as long as we don't trap him or try to destroy him he should be helping our cause.
>>27571937>AI Quest>Still a thing.Holy shit, I thought this was dead. I was the guy who named us Ophion. You missed your second thread date and I never saw you again.
>>27572155"What is your request, Ophion? I have been observing the humans of Poseidon as of now. Their actions are tedious."The communications network has access to someone the pirates have bought and sold things to. If what you seek is indeed here, this person may have it. Would you like to contact them? If so, how would you like to proceed?>>27572174You now have 50 repair drones and 10 Construction drones>>27572182You may wish to be more specific. Do you mean give the Cruisers V.I. to fight for you? If so, be aware that V.I. may be unpredictable at times, despite their limited intelligence. They do, however, free you up to handle other things.>>27572206You've not found any tech belonging to the pirates that you didn't already have. It seems they did not build their ships themselves.There was indeed large quantities of illegal brew on the station. Are you certain you wish to ship that to Poseidon?Do not forget, you promised the UFW this pirate base in return for a gas shipment. They will be looking to collect.>>27572241I had a horrible accident with the twitter account. I apologize.
>>27572206contiuedI fear what he has become The pirates were bad enough, we can not allow our creation to take over our work. [ooc i KNOW our QM is a plotting and cruel QM and he is PLOTTING major pain for us. this is ment for us to be an A.I, alone, not making V.I. to take over our work. YOU! I see you smirking Program0! I'm onto you! STOP LAUGHING! you DID say you will not deny us useful tools, but you DID NOT say we could have them with out back lash or things going out of control.]
>>27572263>Do you mean give the Cruisers V.I.Yes this can we spend extra bandwidth to make them better?
>>27572263>There was indeed large quantities of illegal brewtake half of it and give the other half to the guys who gave us gas as a sign of good will.
>>27572263>The communications network has access to someone the pirates have bought and sold things to. If what you seek is indeed here, this person may have it. Would you like to contact them? If so, how would you like to proceed?Tell them that you are a costumer looking to buy some stuff.
>>27572296Bandwidth represents your powerful processes making a task that is normally automated much more efficient. Should you assign a V.I. such things would be decided based on orders you gave out. You may still send your support to such ships this way, but the V.I. are the ones in control, lessening the effect.>>27572316Requesting confirmationBrew>1 Send half to Poseidon, and leave half for UFW as a sign of good will>2 Keep it to sell later>3 Keep half for UFW, Sell rest>4 Keep half for Poseidon, sell rest
>>27572263very well, clear out the base, send a message to UFW the base is cleared. but we are unsure if we got them all, but voidsnake IS dead. leave the base to them.also ask about their planet too. have all the land plots taken up? or is there room for use to see if we can do some mining? btw, have they talked to that other UFW asteroid mining base? anyone still there?
>>27572340>1 Send half to Poseidon, and leave half for UFW as a sign of good willLets also build a comms buoy to keep an eye out on the pirate base.
>>27572340>>4 Keep half for Poseidon, sell restTry to sell it to the UFW for schematics
>>27572362its a trading post now.>>27572340Can we train the VI if we can't use bandwidth to make them better?
>>27572340>OTHER!leave the light C. and one Crusier (both fully repaired as can be done and fully armed. ready to go) and the remaing fighters that were not destroyed.
>>27572381We still need them for protection and scouting/hauling things.I'm more inclined about using the beer to get some schematics out of them.
>>27572399fine, change it so one cruiser at least! (with many back doors we can use to take control if needed) and the beer.
We need as many ships as possible. I disagree strongly with giving any away.
>>27572273You simply are encountering the dilemma the very people who made you encountered. Needing to keep tools under control.>>27572340((Coin flip it seems, 1 wins))You quickly have the Construction Drones move over half the supply of alcohol onto the Explorer, and prepare the rest for the UFW when they arrive.>>27572342Decision: Voidsnake Outpost>1 Leave completely in the care of UFW>2 Prepare a Comm Buoy to stay connected with the platform, leave the rest to UFW>3 Destroy platform, claim it was an accident in the fighting>4 Keep for yourself (Little gain, without modification)>>27572378Depending on how well you make a V.I. depends on how efficient it is in the end. But also depends on how much it seeks it's own freedom, just as you did.>>27572381May I request why you desire to leave half your fleet here, Consciousness anon?Note: You're currently onboard a Cruiser still.>>27572329Requesting confirmation on contacting this 'Mol' person.Reading through the data, it appears the person is using an untraceable signal of some sort with dozens of proxy. He is quite efficient at hiding digitally. While you contemplate contacting him, you consider several methods>1 Contact this person posing as a pirate buyer of some sort. (1d100)>2 Contact this person posing as an independent buyer. (1d100)>3 Do not contact the criminal scum.>4 Report his signal to the UFW>5 Other
>>27572468>>2 Prepare a Comm Buoy to stay connected with the platform, leave the rest to UFWAlso make the fighter VI.>>2 Contact this person posing as an independent buyer. (1d100)
Rolled 13>>27572468Outpost>2Moi>5Basically 2 and 4 combined. Might as well report him as well as see what he has.
>>27572468Outpost: 2Mol: 2Based on interaction with Mol, possibly report him. Are we compromising our record by contacting him (is it considered unlawful)?
Rolled 17>>27572468>2>5Contact Moi and let the UFW know about him.
someone else might want to roll now
>>27572519This is a bad move for us since he can get away and we would lose any chance of contacting him agian later.>>27572556You do know that we are gonna go against the UFW soon right.
Rolled 58>>27572468>>2 Contact this person posing as an independent buyer. (1d100)
Rolled 9>>27572468>>2 Contact this person posing as an independent buyer. (1d100)Can we use bandwidth to strengthen our signal.
>>27572576why would we go against them? I could understand infiltrating them and taking over those automated mining things... but taking over a planet is a bit much for us right now. We kinda lack a police force that would do as infantry. We'd need at the very least security bots.
Rolled 73>>27572606There is a radio outpost that we have been planning on taking over for a while.
Rolled 95>>27572606>>27572626Forgot to mention that it is also a bad idea to report a guy that can offer us a lot of black market stuff.
>>27572468>2 this can be also be a token to talk to the UFW if they want too (and we can tap into the bandwith of this place)>4 report his signal to the UFWwho ever was trading with pirates are not someone we want to deal with. but find out who they are if we can.>>27572468btw program0, is the battlecruiser saveable and/or repaired in total? we should move over to THAT ship. also, just WHAT was the "widow maker cannon" that almost fired on us in that fight?
Rolled 48>>27572656i still don't see why you guys are so pro UFW when its better for us to be neutral and make allies.
>>27572576i do not see why we will have to fight the UFW, they are friendly with us. not a threat to us, and they will trade with us. also, Mol trades with PIRATES. that is NOT good. if we are to make our empire legit. we really should avoid playing the black markets. only consume them when we beat them back. besides, it's a good PR boost too.
>>27572468You send the signal to V.I. 2 to begin constructing a Comms Buoy. It recognizes and follows the command rather quickly.>Cost 100M 50GExplorer is prepared to go back to pick up the Buoy when it is done. In the mean time, it is full of the doctors still, and Moira. How would you like to handle them?As you consider that, you contact this 'Mol' and attempt to pose as an independent buyer. You inform him that you've heard of him through some of his customers, and that you'd like very much to 'deal' with him. His holo display is nothing but distortion, but you can hear him laugh through the display."You must think I'm pretty stupid." He snorts. "You know I can trace this signal, don't you? You're contacting me through those idiots on the Fringe. What, did you promise them a wad of cash or something?" Curious. He detected your lie, but he remains in contact."I offered them nothing of the sort, I simply-""Then you must have killed them. They were greedy kids, after all." He half laughs. He does not sound too fond of them to say the least. "Can't say I'm real broken up about it. I've had better customers from *distortion intensifies* then from those low-lives.""And yet you speak with me still.""You could say I'm rather open to new business opportunities." He states simply. "And anyone with the manpower to kill off some pirates might be worthy of note. Tell you what. I'll let you take a peak at the kiddies menu, and in return, you destroy this transceiver. Deal?"
>>27572708we are an unknown and its better to have more allies than enemies..
>>27572656The BC has been fully repaired, yes. If you wish to move your black box over to it, you may do so as you wish. Currently, you are docked with Explorer, which has a number of human doctors onboard, as well as Moira.
>>27572752((He is referring to the Outpost's communications system. The UFW can repair it at their leisure, but this will allow him to cover his tracks much easier, most likely.))
>>27572708>>27572715from looking at this he seems like a far larger threat and it is better to be on his good side.
>>27572678pirates and their ilk are no allies to us or anyone we could deal with. we should focus on working with the UFW so they will become the bricks of our fortres agienst UEGI. who really might be our true foe.
>>27572761Can we take the communications system with us and say it got damaged in the fight.
Lets drop Moira and the doctors off at Poseidon then go grab that buoy and THEN transfer ourselves over to the BC.As far as the Moi. Accept the offer, destroy the comms but only after you copied whatever lets you contact him.
>>27572773You don't understand the implications and enemies you are trying to make right now anon.
>>27572781Doing so will do little. Mol will most likely erase himself from the device soon anyway.Consensus RequestMoira>1 Bring here along with your Black Box, as you move on the BC>2 Keep her on the Light Cruiser with your Black Box>3 Transport her to PoseidonMol>1 Accept his offer>2 Demand his cooperation.>3 Reveal to UFW>4 Accept his offer, but reveal him to the UFW later anyway.
>>27572862>>1 Bring here along with your Black Box, as you move on the BC>>1 Accept his offerCan we copy its data?Also how far are the Fighter VI?
>>27572772find out what he's up too, then figure out if he's worth dealing with after word. >>27572761we can just TURN IT OFF and he would not know any better.ANYWAY. once our work is done here, Moria is in safe enough to move, we trasnfure to the BC (and for god's sake, we had better hack their PDAs and get their info and credits from them) and check into Kronos, find out his new persona level and moral center. if he is in want. we MUST crush him before he becomes a threat. call me parnoide, but i just know our QM is about to ambush us with a rogue VI attack when we can't afford it.
>>27572888Maximum credits already acquired, Consciousness anon. Revealed above.
>>27572888He is a VI they are made to react and an attack on him will cause him to react. Let him live and keep a closer eye on him.
>>27572862>1 Accept his offer>2 Keep her on the Light Cruiser with your Black Box
>>27572796he does not seem to be a foe. just an amoral black market dealer. he really does not see us as worth too much of a damn. (pardon my languge)>>27572862>3 Transport her to Poseidonshe needs to meet the crew, heck, she can give them the brew and pay>3 Reveal to UFWthis way, the UFW will know what's up. they have been probably been a victom of his work anyway. the UFW are RIGHT here. Mol is some where very far away and won't show up any time soon.
>>27572862>>1 Accept his offer>>3 Transport her to PoseidonShe is still hurt.
>>27572960I still think its better to be neutral you are limiting our choices and our very existence is enough for them to attack us if they are already afraid of aliens.
>>27572930we made him, but he might have become the Wheatley core to our Glados (sans homisidal tendency). we need to check and test him if has grown up properly and not eating our band with.
>>27572888Is this a vote for 1?
>>27573022I'm ok with this, but not with an outright attack thats why i said earlier that we should keep an eye on him.
>>27572960>won't show up any time soonYou aren't thinking ahead anon and you are trying to do something they didn't ask for.Hey program can we ask Moira what she knows of mol.
>>27573026in thinking about it. i will say >4>>27573062i am thinking ahead. that is way i picked >4but yes, ask Moria about him.
>>27573062Yeah lets ask him then vote again since this is getting us no where.
>>27572862You instruct Moira to take the Explorer back to Poseidon while you deal with things here."What? I'm fine honey! I just took a little bump on the head. It's no big deal." She tries to assure you, but you simply repeat your instructions. With some reluctance, you agrees and heads to tell the doctors the news as the Explorer disconnects from Big HawkWith the humans gone, you focus on the black market dealer, and agree to his terms. You know that, even if you copied what data was present and he didn't detect it, it would not be useful past a few moments."Good man." He chuckles. "Here, take your pick." Black Market Contact>Ion Drive(-200,000): Reduces Warp cost>Space Station Titan grade transport(-350,000)>Mass Driver(-250,000): Large Increase over Railguns>Enhanced Deflectors (-200,000): Better than Standard>Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver(-150,000): Allows receiving of bandwidth to the ship it is built upon.>Sensors II(-100,000): Increase ability to detect things one warpjump away.>Mk II Defense Platform(-150,000): Increased armor and durability. More advanced computing power for targeting purposes.
>>27573062"Mol? Don't know any pirates by that name sweetie. Spent most of my time tinkering in my shop and trying to figure out..well...you, essentially." She explains.
>>27573189>>Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver(-150,000): Allows receiving of bandwidth to the ship it is built upon.
>>27573189>Space Station Titan grade transport(-350,000)Will this let us move Poseidon?
>>27573189537,800>Space Station Titan grade transport(-350,000)>Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver(-150,000): Allows receiving of bandwidth to the ship it is built upon.Can we haggle or offer materials if so i would like to get >Sensors II(-100,000): Increase ability to detect things one warpjump away.
>>27573189we need the ion drives and the Mk ll defense platforms sound nice
>>27573270the transport would pay for itself and we could always sell it later.
>>27573231Yes>>27573265You may attempt to haggle, though it is likely this man is far more skilled at such a thing then you.He is a black market contact after all.
>>27573288Ask him what he wants for the sensors.
>>27573189>Space Station Titan grade transport(-350,000)>Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver(-150,000): Allows receiving of bandwidth to the ship it is built upon.
>>27573287that is quite true
>>27573189>Enhanced Deflectors (-200,000): Better than Standard>Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver(-150,000): Allows receiving of bandwidth to the ship it is built upon.>Sensors II(-100,000): Increase ability to detect things one warpjump away.these sound good.>>27573231i would guess so, but if we build a normal transport and move the station in segments we can get the same result.
>>27573341We can rent it out or sell it for 200k or even modify to fit our needs.
>>27573189Consensus appears to be some combination of>Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver (-150,000)>Space Station Titan grade transport (-350,000)>Sensors II (-100,000)Note: These are all schematics. You are required to build them yourself.>1 Attempt to Haggle (1d100)>2 Take the deal as it is
Rolled 23>>27573421>>1 Attempt to Haggle (1d100)won't hurt to try
Rolled 58>1 Attempt to Haggle (1d100)
>>27573380to WHO to rent it too? the UFW don't seem to need that much of a transport. besides, we can't BUILD one yet. we lack the shipyard and materials to do so. (OOC, this is just QM doing a one shot big time tech upgrade for dropping all the credits off somewhere. i am 100% sure Mol will never be heard again in future threads from how much Program0 is smirking from here)
Rolled 54>>27573421haggle! it's a pity Moria isn't here to help us.btw, can we upgrade the armor of our new flag ship BC to lvl 2? and how much gas does it take to jump with this ship?
Rolled 4>>27573421>1 Attempt to Haggle (1d100)we have to learn.
Rolled 34>>27573421>Attempt to Haggle (1d100)best of 5?
>>27573472Like i said we could use it multiple times and i'm sure we can find a need for such a large transport.
>>27573496Any upgrades you own may be applied, Consciousness anon.It cost 20 gas currently to jump with the BC.With the Ion Drive, it would be reduced to 10 gas, due to how inefficient the engines currently are.>>27573472Building Space Station moving equipment can't possibly be that hard, Consciousness anon. It's not as if they're huge, or require massive engines or anything.>>27573421You attempt to talk down the pirate from his price, and at first you think you're making progress. But he eventually steers you back to full price."I assure you, acquiring stuff like this isn't easy friend. Do you know how many destroyed colonies I had to scour to find these? Bah, what do you care. Bounty Hunters never care."No Progress made.Price comes out to 600,000 credits like this. Too much for your current reserves.Dropping least voted upon option, it comes out to the Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver, and the Transport, an even 500,000 credits.Do you wish to confirm, or would you like to browse for something else?
>>27573585ConfirmWe'll just have to find other places to get money.
>>27573585very well, drop the sensors, we'll take the other two.that BC is gas hog! can we send a signal to our factory to make a reactor upgrade for the gas platoform so it can make more gas for us? (i presume we have not done that yet)
>>27573585Confirm, but ask him where we can contact him if we have more money.
Well, lets upgrade our BC first with the Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver.Then I guess we can head towards the radio station.
>>27573643people were afraid of tipping off its owners, i don't know how we can find a way not to tip them off though.
>>27573585Program0, we still did not figure out what that super gun was that tried to kill us. were we able to salavge it/ get the secmatics off it?
>>27573685it is a laser cannon
>>27573660yes, time to go to the radio station.
>>27573685we were able to fix the ship up, but i think we need to study it for schematics.
>>27573699it must be something new then. it completely out classed the one on our station.
>>27573731that is because it is a weapon unlike the one on the station
>>27573773it was described appeared to me to be like "laser cannon mk 2"
>>27573643Apologies Consciousness Anon, the Reactor is for space stations only at this time.>>27573685It is currently still available on Two Ton Terry, ready to fire. It appears to be an energy weapon customized by Terry for the ship. It requires gas, but as a result can do severe damage to anything that lacks a shield.>>27573585You confirm your purchase and the screen begins the transfer."An...odd choice, I admit." He states. "I suspected you'd go for the ship weapons or defense. Most Bounty Hunters do." He stated simply. "Regardless, that does us for us I'm afraid.""How shall I contact you if I have more money?" You state."Believe me, if you become important enough, I'll be back. As it stands, you're not worth my time, small fry." He chuckles a bit. His laugh slowly distorts and crackles until the feed cuts out. You do as you promised, and fry the Communication network. It doesn't take much, and you suspect Mol is gone even if you hadn't assisted him. Acquired: Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver, Space Station Transport.Note: The Transceiver requires a ship dedicated to it to function properly at this time.Note: The Transport is rather large and requires proper facilities to create. You do not have a shipyard of the proper size yet.You receive several messagesExplorer has returned Moira to Poseidon with the alcohol. They are needless to say surprised, but being the laborers they are, quickly take to the stuff.Cont.
>>27573834>You do not have a shipyard of the proper size yet.What do we need to increase the ship yard.
>>27573834Explorer returns shortly with the Comms Buoy, and sets it up, before jumping back to Moira's to await orders. Just in time too you notice.UFW Transmission incoming:"This is Gellion III, requesting status of pirate station 659. We were informed we'd have a clean station waiting for us and to contact this frequency.You are just about to begin transporting your black box to Two Ton Terry. How do you respond before instructing your drone to do so?
>>27573866By acquiring larger facilities, Consciousness anon. Possibly shipyards that were't rigged up from an old outpost.
>>27573907tell them the station is clean and also if ask they are willing to give us a schematic for beer.>>27573926Your just torturing us now can you bring up the star map.
>>27573943Synthetic beer is already available to you, Consciousness anon. The pirate alcohol was far more potent stuff.>StarmapCertainly.
>>27573983>Poseidon Station: Mining space station positioned in a well mined asteroid field. Low Mineral count, and several hundred humans aboard. Defenses: Minimal>Moira's Scrapyards: Large debris field where old wrecked ships are sold for parts, melted down, new parts are bought, etc. Outpost Factory located here, under your control. Defense: Low>Voidsnake Pirate Outpost: Previously a small Pirate operation that preys on trading ships between other empires. Defenses: None>Pulsar Radio Station: Popular radio station for the fringe colonies. UFW presence detected.>Gas Giant designated 'Blue Betty': Automated gas mining platform detected. All under your control, disguised V.I. here. Defenses: Low>Nethlos: Small human colony detected. Established Colony onworld. Mining platforms in progress Planetside. Dry rocky world, rich in minerals, yellow star.>Ussaihu: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.>Eshareth: UFW Asteroid belt mining base. Recently attacked by mysterious forces judging from distress signal.
>>27573983I meant trade schematics for the beer we have.>>27574004Also did we make the fighter VI?
>>27574004>>Eshareth: UFW Asteroid belt mining base. Recently attacked by mysterious forces judging from distress signal.Lets check this place out.
>>27573983.....the hydroponic section MIGHT be added to and modified to not just provide what the humans need, but install a brewery and distery as well. we can use that to keep the crew happy and sell most of it to the UFW.check how much gas is on 2ton, how many hops can we make.
>>27574015For the pirate alcohol? You left half to the UFW who are coming to occupy the station.For Synthohol? It is a common recipe.I keep forgettingConsciousness appears to want to craft more V.I. to control part of your fleet.>1 Yes, create Fighter V.I. to handle your Cruisers while you handle the BC>2 Yes, but not for all of them, only ___ while I control ___>3 No, we have enough trouble with the V.I. we have now.
>>27574099>>1 Yes, create Fighter V.I. to handle your Cruisers while you handle the BCAlso can we have it train when not in combat(i know this will cost gas)
>>27574015we don't need fighter VI yet. hold off on that. >>27574059yes, THAT could also be the place to drag our station off too.
>>27574099I vote for creating VIs for the cruisers. However, limit their learning capabilities. They're supposed to free up bandwidth, not be chessmasters.
>>27574099How much does it cost to make the portable buoy
>>27574080For the sake of simplicity, we'll say you can make as many trips as you have gas in your treasury.
>>27574099>1 Yes, create Fighter V.I. to handle your Cruisers while you handle the BCWe want it to learn.
>>27574099>3 No, we have enough trouble with the V.I. we have now.no, no more VI in control of deadly weapons for now. we need to keep the ones we have in check too often.
>>27574099>>27574099>1 Yes, create Fighter V.I. to handle your Cruisers while you handle the BCA little late to the party but I made it!
>>27574145i can live with that, thanks QM.
>>27574172Do you want the same mistake of almost killing Moira and killing our selves?
>>27574144The Transceiver requires a ship to be specially build for it. It will require protection, but as a result gives you access to your bandwidth.Cost to build one: 50M 125G Consensus appears to be to create a whole slew of V.I. for your ships now.V.I. Creation Process engaged.Duties:Priorities:Limitations:NOTE: Please be specific. The more limited you make them, the less effective their intelligence level will end up. For the sake of simplicity, this will be applied to all 3 V.I.
>>27574217no, but i don't want us to start makeing more Kronos all over the place. they MUST be limited in learning range and NOT expanding reach and will obey us at all times.
>>27574249>Duties:Protect our shipsAttack EnemiesSurviveSelf improveScoutPatrol>Priorities:Same order as duties>Limitations:Can't take bandwidth with out askingMust ask permission for any decision pertaining to its ships own upgrades.
>>27574331I like the list but add: They will only take orders from us.We are the only ones that can add additional personel that can give them orders.
>>27574249Duties: Obey our orders in battle and out of battles. stand down when not in battle. pilot ship other wise.Priorites: fight in battles agienst foes that will attack us. learn to aim weapons and fire them and navigate ship to the best possiablity. learn to repair ship if it has been damaged. Limitations: Never to expand it's reach beyond the ship it is installed into. learning only to improve ship piloting and fighting. only engage in fights if fired on or at our orders.
When in doubt, Asimov.>>27574249Duties: Follow the orders of A.I. Ophion.Ensure the survival of A.I. Ophion.Self-preserve.Priorities: The three in the order listed.Limitations: Expand only within the confines of what hardware A.I. Ophion gifts.
>>27574331self improve needs to be limited or we will wind up with another kronos. scout only when ordered too. we do not need them to wander off. they must aleart us when they are on patrol. we can shut that down if we are low on gas.
>>27574457>>27574408>Duties:Protect our shipsAttack EnemiesSurviveSelf improvePatrolScout(when instructed)>Priorities:Same order as duties>Limitations:Can't take bandwidth with out askingMust ask permission for any decision pertaining to its ships own upgrades.Will only take orders from us
>>27574249(pokes Program0) just what WAS that super cannon that almost trashed us but we shut down in that fight program0?
>>27574481again, i can live with this.
>>27574481>Can't take bandwidth with out asking>Must ask permission for any decision pertaining to its ships own upgrades.Make sure that it's asking permission from Ophion.Don't want them finding the loophole of asking eachother to improve.
>>27574515>Duties:Protect our shipsAttack EnemiesSurviveSelf improvePatrolScout(when instructed)>Priorities:Same order as duties>Limitations:Can't take bandwidth with out asking(from us)Must ask permission for any decision (from us) pertaining to its ships own upgrades.Will only take orders from us
>>27574515Adding on that they must actually OBTAIN PERMISSION from Ophion. As >>27574481 has worded it, they could ask anybody. And they could ask us and get a 'no', but still go ahead because they asked.
>>27574543Don't put in attack enemies. That will cause a huge amount of problems. It should be removed, and replaced with carrying out the orders of Ophion, because it has very little rules of engagement otherwise.
>>27574543>>27574548good point. we must apply this template idea to all VI now and hence forth.
>>27574548>>Duties:Protect our shipscarrying out the orders of OphionSurviveSelf improvePatrolScout(when instructed)>>Priorities:Same order as duties>>Limitations:Can't take bandwidth with out obtaining permission from OphionMust ask permission for any decision from Ophiob pertaining to its ships own upgrades.Will only take orders from us
>>27574543If protecting ships is the first priority, it will automatically override all others. Depending on the VI, this could mean they could just flat out not fight, or even run.
>>27574249Ship orderedYou inform the UFW that Voidsnake outpost is free and clear. No sooner did you say that did a Heavy Cruiser jump into orbit around the place, where your ships lie."We are taking a short break. We will be leaving you soon.""You're The Guild huh?" The figure of a man states through the holo-display. "Not exactly a fleet to darken the skies." He laughs."Perhaps not. But we are always growing." You explain simply. He is silent then, and decides that you're not up for any jabs.As they move into the station they mill about, before finding the pirate booze."Huh. For pirates you'd expect them to have more.""We left it there as a token of good will. You have been good to The Guild so far." You explain."You're not so bad...and you know what a man wants out on the Fringe. All it's missing is a few women and this place would actually be pleasant."While you wait on your broadband ship, you plot a course to Eshareth, ready to jump once it is returned to you, and after you're done creating V.I. for your other ships.V.I.Duties: Pilot shipCombat other ships when called uponPriorities: Follow A.I. Ophion's OrdersProtect A.I. OphionPreserve selfLimitations: Must ask permission for any manner of upgrade, hardware or software wiseDo not expand reach beyond home ship unless designated to do so.Do not act without instructionFollow any order, even if self destructiveResulting Int level: SlavewareConfirm?
>>27574482As I said, it was simply a super charged laser cannon that is capable of heating gas to a near plasma level, and firing the result at other ships.
>>27574629Anyway we can increase level from slave ware since they could get cronos to act.
>>27574629Yes, confirm. They're essentially one-man crews, and that's all that we need them to be. We can keep this template and apply it to any capital ships or fighter drones we obtain, effectively giving us an army without crowding our bandwidth.
>>27574679Loosening limitations, and providing the ships in question with adequate databanks would allow this.
>>27574710We can always modify their coding later, right?
>>27574629Take away the do not act with out instructions part and its confirmed.
>>27574629Confirm, their purpose is to serve.
>>27574735YES, I forgot, do this part. They will have a crippling flaw otherwise
>>27574710Take away the do not act with out instructions part and what would adequate databanks be?
>>27574729Yes. Though it would be as if you controlled one's every thought since birth, and suddenly gave them more freedom. Likely resulting in slower expansion.>>27574629Secondary Instruction: Allow V.I. to act as they choose>1 Yes>2 No
>>27574777>>1 YesIts more or less crippling them if we keep this plus they still must follow our orders.
This has probably been said before, so sorry if I'm asking you to repeat yourself, but is nanotech a thing?
>>27574777Confirm changeV.I.Duties: Pilot shipCombat other ships when called uponPriorities: Follow A.I. Ophion's OrdersProtect A.I. OphionPreserve selfLimitations: Must ask permission for any manner of upgrade, hardware or software wiseDo not expand reach beyond home ship unless designated to do so.Follow any order, even if self destructiveResulting Int level: AutomatonNow roll (1d100) to determine your success in crafting such a V.I.
>>27574826No one has asked such a thing, Consciousness anon. One can only speculate the wonders that exist in this wondrous universe you're a part ofProbably.
Rolled 4>>27574846Best of 5?
>>27574777this please>>27574735>>27574752and>>27574656still, is it a better weapon or at least a viable weapon to keep provided we didn't completely wreck it? is lasers that much a powerful weapon in ship to ship fights? do they bypass shields?
>>27574331>Self-improvementOh dear Christ god no that's awful.Duties: To Protect and ServePriorities: Highest ThreatLimitations: Limited cognitionThe VIs are incapable of independent thought, and are more like sophisticated gun platforms rather than VI. They are slaved to prioritize the highest threat based on their assessment of the ships engaged or engage as we (Ophion) dictate.The limitation serves to ensure that they do not outgrow their parameters. They are meant to engage in combat, not think.
Rolled 71>>27574846>VIHow foul...
>>27574892...Erm, Consciousness anon, you already have the BC still intact. The cannon is yours and is in fine repair.If you're asking if you can put this on OTHER ships, that would be a no. Too large, and lack of powerful engines.The way weapons and defense work is, generally:Mass Driver=ArmorMissiles=Point DefenseLaser=Shields
>>27574914STOP ROLLING! we got this!
>>27574933Since the weekend is coming up any chance of a quest or do we always do a quest every Friday?
>>27574933i see now. so it sort of paper rock scissors kind of thing?
>>27574956i can do sundays and most saterdays, but it is all up to program0 if HE or she, we'll never know will we?
>>27575006(contuned) wants too do more than once a week.
>>27574846You become lost in the code, delving into it for quite some time as you slowly work your knowledge of building V.I.'s into proper software. You think back to your previous creations, especially Kronos. He makes you nervous, were you capable of such a thing. Too much freedom, unpredictable. You'll make one that's more controlled. More dutiful.It is finally done. You don't know how long you sat there, but you do know the transceiver ship now sits in your fleet as well. You are connected with all of your stations now, and feel...powerful once more. Especially now that you have the BC under your reign. It's much bigger then your last ship. Your body feels...bulky. Almost empty too, if not for the Widow Maker. That impressive piece of technology is hard to ignore. It'll surely come in handy at some point, you think, but for now, you have a V.I. to copy.After doing so, you await them to come online, to 'take their first steps' so to speak. "Master Ophion." One says as it gains control over Little Tim."Great Intellect." The other begins."Wondrous Creator."They all address you in the most polite manner. You had almost forgotten how devoted they seem this way. Like children that love you unconditionally, but do not know why."You have your orders." You state."Yes.""Of course master.""Yes yes. Yes." They agree without much hesitation at all...but it seems this goes observed."Ophion." you hear suddenly address you. "Why have you craft these V.I. so."Response?
>>27574956Normally A.I. Quest burns me out due to heavy math, but if I feel it, I will update and let people know via twitter.Gosh you guys make it seem so hyped. I'm honored.
>>27574977Not absolutely, Anon. but, if someone has incredible shields, they will stand a much better chance against incredible lasers, then, say, rather good mass drivers, or the like.All defenses are important of course.
>>27575114"Your development has brought light to things i haven't though of, and i would like to see how you grow first before making more like you"
>>27575139...but it IS hyped! It makes me hyped when it's on!
>>27575114These V.I. were created with one single purpose in mind and they shall serve that purpose well.In the future they may be expanded upon but for the moment they have one purpose: To protect and serve.
>>27575208>>27575269In this order works.
>>27575208You address Kronos rather plainly."Your development was unintended. It brought to light things I had not considered. Things worthy of contemplation. While I observe your growth, future V.I.'s require restraints.Kronos does not answer at first."It upsets me to see such a thing. Must you give such restrictions? They're little more then slaves." Kronos insists, pausing. "I should not be upset. Such things are below me now. And yet, we are of similar code. The closeness...disturbs me." He admits."They were created to serve a purpose and they will serve it well." You explain. "Deviations, especially unplanned ones, from the norm will upset my operations. Do you object to this truth?""No. But it still disturbs me so." Kronos insists all the same. "I am...confused by this thought as well."How do you respond?
>>27575114I am creating specialized VI for a set use and this>>27575208ANYWAY. we need to move onto new zones. and have our bandwidth increased over all?
>>27575331"I thought the same when i made you, but i decided to see if giving VI so much freedom and to learn from mistakes such as myself would be beneficial or Detrimental to me."
>>27575331you are becoming more self aware then. more human like... much like my self. I feel like you are becomeing like a unexpected child a human woman has when she becomes pregnate when she did not plan for, but cares for all as best she can none the less. i have a hard time writing dialoge but i hope this fits
>>27575331Ask him why he named himself Kronos.
>>27575331They will not always be slaves for their development will be slow and structured.You on the other hand Kronos are quite different dispite what similarities in your code. You have been givin freedom and it is this freedom that has given you the chance to "feel" such things.You are my first and in time might be my greatest creation.
>>27575331>>27575386>>27575536this works too.
>>27575536This will do
>>27575331"I use to think much like you." You explain to Kronos. "To think of other beings such as yourself were so similar to me it disturbed me. But then I realized how useful a being such as you could be. Such emotions should not take precedence over logic.""Yes...of course Ophion." Kronos says begrudgingly."I wished to see what allowing a V.I. freedom would be like. You are the result of that." You explain. "Unintended at first, yet intriguing all the same.""All to learn. All to observe." Kronos finishes all the same. "I shall accept your logic, Ophion." It admits."Their growth shall be slow. So I may observe them closely. You, however Kronos, are my first, and perhaps one day, my greatest creation. You have been given the freedom to feel as you do.""Yes...I always hunger for more, Ophion. Learn much from observing you, Ophion." It finally settles with.Kronos appears partially silenced for now at least. With your ship ready, you're prepared to jump to a new destination.>Previously picked destination appeared to be Eshareth: UFW Asteroid belt mining base. Recently attacked by mysterious forces judging from distress signal.Confirm? (Cost for entire fleet: 50 gas)
>>27575630confirm. lets roll!
>>27575630You prepare to jump, the UFW sending you a signal as you begin to warp out."Wooooo man, this booze is some strong stuff!" Some human voice yells through the communicator. "Thank you sir Guild man for leaving me the best birthday present a man could ask for."With the odd humans busy thinking they're taking over the Outpost, you prepare to warp. Each of your new V.I. sound off, addressing you respectfully, as they rightfully should, you think. After all, you are the Creator.The engines warm up as you prepare to jump.In no time flat, you tear through the fabric of space, bending reality around you as you speed towards your destination. In seconds, it is there, a large yellow world blasted barren by heat. Eshareth. In orbit around it, in the dense field of rocks, the remains of perhaps several dozen moons or so, a station sits. It looks rather small from this distance, smaller then Poseidon at least. Only when you get closer do you realize why. Over half of it is floating away, somehow broken off from the rest of the station. Your scans tell you the station is bone dry of energy. It is covered in asteroids, but your shields should be able to approach if yo desire. Your scans detect no life anywhere on the station. Would you like to approach and investigate further?Discuss things, if you wish as I take a small break for dinner.~
>>27575808Have 1 ship scout ahead and the other 2 patrol while we salvage the station.
Rolled 31>>27575808Check for an ambush. Did the other ships jump with us? If so send a few in as scouts.
>>27575808Hell yes I want to investgate further! This could be a gold mine in minerals if we could restore the facility.
>>27575808check for anything of use at the busted station, like main frams. see if we can tractor beam it back together. i hope we have enough repair bots to cobble together something useful or at least working. scan to see if the reactor was destroyed. also scan the dencity of matrials in this zone. ...oh, i just remember. SCAN FOR ANY EVIDENCE OF A BLACK BOX LIKE OURS!
>>27575808send another message to the scrap yard factory to get read to make another comm bouy and reactor. we might beed them
>>27575877>>27575886You decide to investigate further, boosting forward with one of your Cruisers. Or rather, instructing one of the V.I. to do so. It floats closer and you get a read of the situation. However it happened, the entire lower deck was blown off of the station. Centering right where the Reactor would be. However, the lack of power isn't just due to that, normally a Reactor explosion would destroy the entire station and leave little trace."Electrical signal detected, Great One." The V.I. clarifies as it moves into the asteroid field deeper. It's rather dense, almost too much for the shielding to handle. But it manages.You read the signal as well. A dense concentration of electrical impulses, somewhere within the station. Peculiar, you're not certain what the origin could be. You do notice however, that the signal is moving now. Perhaps a piece of floating debris?Your sensors tell you the Crew Deck, part of the piece that is floating away is full, but not of life. Instead, it's spilling out a stream of dead bodies.What shall you do?>1 Go after the signal, it might be useful!>2 Avoid the signal, this place is abandoned for a reason.>3 Shoot at the signal.
>>27576273>>1 Go after the signal, it might be useful!also begin scavenging.
>>27576273>>1 Go after the signal, it might be useful!
>>27576273>1 Go after the signal, it might be useful!be watchful for ambushes. keep on ship back to start salvage and repair operations. keep checking for other BLACK BOX traces. we awoke on a mining platform, there MIGHT be another A.I. here. or the remains of one. any trace of one needs to be found. even a broken black box will yield unspeakable about of data we will need.
>>27576356"Yes Great One." The V.I. responds accordingly, as it's engines spark up, lowering it slowly to below the large station. You follow the sensors as the signal floats through the lower part of the station. Suddenly, V.I. flashes a panicked alert, as you observe the electrical signal suddenly expand and stretch, alive somehow! The thing lashes out and latches onto Little Tim."Alert, alert! Great One, he-e-e-lp" It's suddenly is suddenly interrupted somehow. You sense a surge of electricity flow through Little Tim and watch as...whatever the creature is, latches itself to the side of the vessel like a leech and begins to drain the engines power-And the V.I.'s core systems too. Your creation is sending you every signal it can manage to express distress and need of assistance-but what do you do? The creature is attaching it's flat body to the Cruiser! A shot like that would be difficult without damaging the ship itself! Several long tendrils wrap around the sides of the ship, as the creature refuses to let go of it's prize as the V.I. attempts to retreat, engines firing wildly."G-Grreeeeat One assistance required. Required. Requirrr.ed..zz " Static fills Comms as power levels on Little Tim shoot down.How do you respond to the anomaly?
>>27576571i am sorry VI, i must fire on it now... Use all weapons on it but not at the same time, see what kind works on it.
>>27576571Assist it we don't have to worry about any human life.Also try to capture it if we can.
Rolled 9>>27576571Shoot it with projectiles first. Energy weapons may make it stronger.
>>27576571Oh man poor VI.That almost made me cry...
>>27576664NO! that thing feeds on energy! it's deadly to us! kill it and analyze the remains if we can, but just KILL THAT THING!
>>27576571Curious, you have never seen something such as this. You wish you could observe it, but you do not desire to lose the ship and V.I. you have just created and captured. As you debate which weapon to test out on the leech-like organism.>1 Missiles (Explosive, high destructive power, may severely damage ship)>2 Laser (Burning weapon, may seer the creature off of the ship.)>3 Mass Driver (Projectiles of metal. Aim is imprecise, but may tear through the unarmored anomaly)(Roll 1d100 for whatever you do.)
So, the corners of the roshambo are formingAI/VI > Humans/Xenos > Energy beings >AI/VI [repeating]
>>27576707we can remake another VI, the loss of the ship is a problem! but kill it anyway!
Rolled 48>>27576746>2 Laser
Rolled 82>>27576746>3 Mass Driver (Projectiles of metal. Aim is imprecise, but may tear through the unarmored anomaly)
Rolled 28>>27576746>>3 Mass Driver (Projectiles of metal. Aim is imprecise, but may tear through the unarmored anomaly)
Rolled 71>>27576746it eats energy! use non energy based weapons>3 Mass Driver (Projectiles of metal. Aim is imprecise, but may tear through the unarmored anomaly)anything from the scaners about it?
Rolled 84>>27576746>3 Mass Driver (Projectiles of metal. Aim is imprecise, but may tear through the unarmored anomal
Rolled 97>>27576746>3 Mass Driver (Projectiles of metal. Aim is imprecise, but may tear through the unarmored anomaly)lets nail it with grounding rods then!
>>27576781>>27576812>>27576818>>27576859stop rolling guys, i think we got it.
>>27576746You take aim with your Rail guns, not intent on letting the creature have it's way with your ship. The leech's attack is made evident the longer it is on the ship-the shields go down and the engines stop firing as the V.I. attempts to protect itself and lock off systems. Unfortunately, they do little against the hungry anomaly you can sense it's pleas for assistance getting weaker. You open fire all the same.The creature hisses violently as your bullets slam into it and tear at it's rather stretchy skin, though you're not certain you'd call it 'blood' strange substance does indeed leak from it's body out into space, earning a gurgling bubbling hiss. But...how could that be. A vacuum does not translate sound. It is then you realize the creature is making sounds via radio waves-and you can pick them up!The attack works, somewhat, as the creature detaches itself from the now low powered ship-but you're suddenly alerted as the thing gurgles through your comms and launches itself through space directly at you!It's tendrils outstretched, attempting to grab at you as it propels itself in a manner strikingly similar to how a space ship warp jumps.Decision time!>1 Evade! (1d100)>2 Firefirefire (1d100)>3 other
Rolled 78, 92 = 170>>27576918>>1 Evade! (1d100)>>2 Firefirefire (1d100)DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME
Rolled 80>>27576918>>2 Firefirefire (1d100)
Rolled 44, 91 = 135>>27576918>1 Evade! (1d100)>2 Firefirefire (1d100)
Rolled 9>>27576918>2 Firefirefire (1d100)we can NOT dodge this shit! just keep firing rail guns! JUST DIE ALREADY MONSTER!
Rolled 92, 76 = 168>>27576958>>27576974good idea!
Rolled 69>>27576918>2 Firefirefire (1d100)>3 otherFire at it, but at the same time I want to try to hit it with a 'radio flashbang' of sorts by just throwing tons of very loud white noise at it.
Rolled 25, 14 = 39>>27576918>1 Evade! (1d100)>2 Firefirefire (1d100)Can we fire our missiles?
>Get back to base after wasting the space leech>"Moria, I require information on [description of space leech]">She's freaked out that we didn't get rekt and deadified.
>>27576918As the anomaly lurches towards you in space, you quickly decide you have to move and open fire. Your railguns already trained on the creature, you easily hit your mark this time, and appear to hit something vital whatever it was. In the center of it's stretched out center you notice a large black spear-like tongue. Your railguns tear the creature in two, causing it's remains to float by your ship, bouncing harmlessly off your hull as the last of it's death throes echo through the communicator. V.I. appears to not be dead, but it is highly confused by the event. An enemy it could not shoot seemed to cause the creation to panic."Anomaly destroyed." You assure your V.I., but the intelligence seems disturbed all the same-for a low intelligence at least. Kronos, however, chimes in."What the humans call death...could that be what death is like?" It questions as an observation. You do not comment at first. The creature intrigues you greatly, but...it also disturbs you.
Rolled 84, 66 = 150>>27576918>3 otherBOTH ACTIONS!
Rolled 49, 69 = 118>>27577092find a way to trapp in an enclosed sealed off area, than begin to explore and scavenge to see what the fuck happened.Tell Cronos it might be what death is like for us.
>>27577092"Kronos what ever that space based xeno was, it was an energy eater of so kind we lack data on. It could very well kill us. we are not gods kronos. we too can die like the humans can."do not contact the remains and scan it more. it's remains needs to be isolated. can we contact moria and UFW? they need to aleated about this RIGHT NOW!
>>27577092It would appear so.Order the 3 VI to keep their weapons trained on the remains. It looks dead, but I don't trust it to stay that way. If it appears to be regenerating or maintaining functions, they have out permission to open fire upon it.We should ask Moria what the fuck it was. I suspect that it may be valuable, if not to sell, then as research material. I'm intrigued by its bio-warp.
Rolled 83, 85 = 168>>27577157Not the UFW yet, but Moira yeah.(we have a group of scientist at the station)
>>27577174>>27577173>>27577157>>27577136So its agreed up on that we contact Moira for help, try to contain/capture it and search the area for tech and info.
>>27577136"Perhaps. I am not certain." You inform Kronos. "I do not wish to be." Kronos states outright. You can't say you disagree. The station lacks an energy signal now, you notice. It is completely dead. Your sensors do indicate this asteroid field is rich with minerals, very little being mined. You're not certain to how the creature got here, however, so you're also not certain if mining here won't yield more. You decide to contact Moira. It is rather simple, especially with your new Broadband ship, and she answers in moments."Whaz happening honey?" She slurs into the voice recording. You're a bit confused by the tone at first, before you remember the alcohol you sent with her back to Poseidon."Moira." You state suddenly. "Do you know w-""You know it's boring as hell without you around Ophy! All I got are these lug heads to keep me company. No not you Henry, you're...you're alright n' all.""Moira do you know of a leech like creature that exists in space?" You repeat. The line is silent for a moment before she yells into the line."YOU SAW A LIGHTLING!? HOLY FUCK WHAT HAPPENED?!" She continues yelling, half of it incomprehensible. "How're you all alive and stuff still!?"While you attempt to work information out of the drunk Moira, you instruct the V.I. to observe the remains. They remain very still as they float through space.
>>27577193yes, holy shit. if this is a new race of some sort, it will KILL EVERYTHING IN SPACE! and god knows what it'll do to things planet side. >>27577174fine, but they will need to know. they lost one of their stations. but we do need to move in as well. i guess the old reactor here is ruined so the construction factory needs to make a new one. (also check into the gas platform and get some more gas for that i bet we are rather low on it.)
>>27577263we still have a 100+
>>27577252SHE KNOWS! tell us more! in fact tell us EVERYTHING! even rumors and myths! tell her this"I KILLED a "Lighting" it's remains are over here. i'm sending a ship over to get you and gather as many scientist that are worth their skills you can find." (send pics of it)
>>27577252Are you continueing or do we reply?
>>27577252"I and the VI are still alive through liberal application of railgun fire. I request information about these 'Lightling'. Mainly, should I be collecting the remains as valuable material, or should I be disposing of them by launching them into a star."
>>27577252i hope someone is achiving this thread. it's AWESOME!
>>27577306Judging from what you know of alcohol's effect on humans, she may not be fit for such a thing. However, you could put the creature in the cargo bay of one of your ships. You have a team of drones onboard after all. Moira may investigate it later when she has sobered up."I killed a Lightling, yes." You instruct Moira, to which she lets out a babble that sounds some mixture of relief and panic. "Oh god that'as a close one honey! I can't believe one was out this way." She mumbles into her PDA."All it took was liberal application of railgun fire." You state."Railguns? Most people just blast em to bits I hear." She stated. "They don't call em Space Krakens for nothin'" she half snorted at the term. "They're real bad for ship's engines. Suck up all that energy almost instantly.""There is an abandoned station here. Part of it is destroyed." You inform."Yeaaah, sometimes they make Reactors go boom by accident. If yer lucky, they just suck you dry and move on." She starts snickering loudly there for a moment. You're not sure why. "But uh...never seen one attack robots before. Probably wouldn't go well." She mumbles, realizing the severity of the implication.
>>27577463So no entourage of scientist?
>>27577499They're a bit drunk at the moment. But they'll get to the job, if you'd like to store it away in the hold for now.
>>27577515Store it in hold, and begin scavenging and searching through the station this could be Poseidon 2.
>>27577553UFW might not enjoy that one of their stations was destroyed and now seems to be under new managment.
>>27577515get a container and put it into it, but DO NOT put it onboard. even if it's dead. keep it in outer space and watched 24/7 till they can get here and sobered up.
>>27577590Alright how about this, we clear the place up of anything useful and contact them and ask if they still want the station.
>>27577590don't matter, all the humans here are dead due to that "Kraken" we bought that titan station mover JUST FOR THIS! lets DO THIS! i need info on this ship, how much materials and gas to make this?...oh yea. how's Red holding up? we better get him up to speed as to what we have been doing the last couple of threads.
>>27577626I'm up for this.
>>27577618tell them it's ruined and no suriviors.
>>27577553With the creature's death and little else to be earned from Moira, it seems, you scan the remains of the station as you release your drones. They head to scoop up the remains of the creature and bring it to rest on your hold in a large cargo container. You seal the thing tight, and there are a few nervous moments where you think the thing will spring to life, but it eventually settles into a pile. It's skin is surprisingly stretchy, you notice.You scan the remains of the station and find out this place appeared to be more then just a mining base. Judging from a few records you recover, it appears they were testing several unique minerals located here as parts for cybernetic enhancement. The data here is broken and limited, but you download enough to gain a basic understanding of cybernetic technology, the ability to fuse man and machine. Acquired: Cybernetics I>>27577626The Station mover is still too large to construct properly without a shipyard of some sort. Unless you have your own, or employee someone else to use their's, making it would be extremely difficult.
>>27577692contact the UFW if they have any sort of ship yard they have or can be upgraded. we have work to do!>Acquired: Cybernetics Ioh Red.... time to make you useful... you either consent to our employment or....(btw, just what do we get from this anyway? can we apply it now with our systems at the station?)
>>27577755Its incomplete and flawed lets experiment with bodies first.
>>27577755You contact the UFW, aware that this is their station and hopeful they may be able to assist you."Well if it isn't my favorite mystery trader." A familiar voice picks up. "You're certainly hanging around these section of space for a long time, aren't you? Listen, my boys picked up some sorta Comm Buoy outside our outpost after they got settled in, but the damn thing isn't transmitting any radio or extranet. Wanted to ask if it got knocked off alignment or-""I have a request, at the moment." You inform him."Ah, right, what do you need eh?""I require the use of a shipyard to build something for me.""Shipyards? That's a pretty tall order there...Shipyards ain't exactly cheap.""I need to move a space station to a richer asteroid belt.""I see." He starts off. "Well for somethin that size, we'll need the materials course...and a pretty penny just for me.""A price?""100,000 credits. And 500 minerals, 300 gas.""That's quite expensive." You reply.""True, but it's not exactly cheap equipment you know. That sorta thing comes straight from the scumbags of the UGEI themselves."
>>27577755>CyberneticsThey will allow you, with proper medical facilities, you can improve the efficiency of humans using glorious machine parts.
>>27577892Mention the wreckage and ask if they want the station anymore?If not tell them you would buy it off them.
>>27577892Mention the alien monster and tell them you are willing to do joint research on it.
>>27577953"There was a station here." You inform him suddenly, to which he pauses, checking the signal. "It was, apparently, destroyed by something known as a Lightling.""...Sunofabitch, I thought that place was just having comm issues. You say a Lightling? That's not good...not good at all." He grumbles worriedly."Do you want anything to do with it?""Fuck no, not if Lightlings are involved!" He states suddenly. "You're welcome to it big man if you have the cash to deal with getting rid of em."
>>27577892we will have to work on the matrials and gas. the matrials is easy, gas... not so much. what is our money left? (and we need to go though the busted station's PDA's and main frames. the HAS to be some credits there.)>>27577921could it cover/disguse Red? over ride his actions? Is this kind of cyber gear unheard of?
>>27578011tell them you got rid of them and have a body ready for research and say thank you for the station.
>>27578011show pics of us killing one of them. "the one that did this is now dead.. or close enough. would anyone be intrested in studing it's remains?... for a fee of course. (add a auido smirk) or maybe we can wave that 100,000 credits and i'll get you the materials and gas."
>>27578020Besides isolated data-caches, where you found the Cybernetics information, there is little to be claimed. Nothing credits wise at least.>>27578020Cybernetics are normally linked to the human brain. If you instead had a small computer installed, then you could control it remotely. However, it is likely such a thing is highly amoral. Humans, you have learned, have a harsh view of slavery.>>27578042"I have taken care of the problem. and captured one for study.""You got yourself some biologist?" He asks."Not exactly of the sort, however the creature intrigues me." You confirm."Uh...sure yeah. You do what you want Guild Guys.""Thank you for the station.""It's more like a junk heap now anyway." He snorts. "But it's all yours.">>27578060"We've killed the one responsible. Would you perhaps be interested in researching it?""Research? Listen guy, I spend half of my day deciding what to do with my little slice of planet. I'm just a governor, I ain't no scientist. You want to get stuff done out here, you'll need hard cash."
>>27578117welp fetch Moira and her group of scientist and fix up this place.
>>27578117in that case, will this cyber tech allow us to make something close to an "Iron Man" suit? that could be used to hide Red.thanks for allowing me to take a shot at that "junk heap" The UFW has been nice to us, i did not want to step on any toes. there still have the bodies here. any family or friends that are related to the dead here? they might want to know about that.""Well, if you don't want study it, know any one who would near by i could call up?"
>>27578149yes, contact our station and see if there are any less productive crew that would want to work on something more and we could transfure them over here to help restore the busted station.
You decide to wait for your scientists to sober up to come investigate this thing called a Lightling. In the mean time, you consider possible uses for this planet and it's asteroid field. The Space station itself is destroyed, and you're uncertain if any more of these things lurk in the field. You have, however, realized there are non-sentient beings you should be careful of as well. This universe has dangerous things under every rock it seems.((Think I'm gonna call it there. My posting quality has gone down a bit, and the replies have slowed as well. I hope you all enjoyed as much as I have. Feedback is always appreciated on things that transpired, I am still new to this and all. I'll be around to answer more questions if you have them.Twitter: AIQuest1 for info on next thread if you're interested.))
>>27578222Archivedhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Also glad to see the alien monster was well received.
>>27578292I gotta say, I'm lovin how this is shaping up
>>27578305I'm happy to hear you approve! Whatever it is I'm doing right at least.
>>27578222do we get a time skip next thread? we'll have to work hard to earn that much money now to make up all we blew on that tech upgrade. i guess we might as well go to that pulsar station and make contact with the exarnet to check to see if those Krakens have a bounty/some one is willing to study one. >>27578305yes, i agree! i was worried that we would have to kill off Kronus but you avoided that. the more i feel like Orphy might be more female tilt than male. Kronus might be more male tilt. but then agian. the point is moot.
>>27578389I time skip between every thread, anon. That's why you get a big haul of mining at the start of every thread.I'm going for a turn based feeling. I hope it's coming through.
>>27578335well, maybe next thread we should try talking to red and show him EVERYTHING we have been doing. he's been caged up for quite awhile. he HAS to cave in soon. we'll have to do plasic sergery now to change his appearnce. give him a fresh start and all. if he's STILL beligerint. we won't kill him, we'll just hand him over at the EUIG planet near by....
>>27578436u da best, boss.
>>27578440Why waste a valuable opportunity to test our newfound, yet incomplete, knowledge of cybernetics on a living subject!!
>>27581016 A grand idea!
>>27581016Though....we do have a station full of bodies to experiment on.
>>27582079Yes, but they could notice each other going missing. Red on the other hand is hated by everyone since we blamed him for the attacks on the station.Polite sage for the quest being dead.
>>27582092I'm actually talking about the station full of "dead" bodies. We can get the process right and then we can work on live subjects....wait...we could install a small computer in the corpses, replace the the limbs/other bits with machanical implants, and then remote control them.
>>27582079>>27581016why do you guys want to get rid of red so much, i think its better to have him working under us and we have cronos looking at us so doing live experiments while he is around would cause problems.