Space is vastAnd yet you feel more connected then you ever have before. Thanks to your rather simple communication nodes, your control has spread throughout the system, allowing you to gain much technology, territory, ships, and most recently access to the UFW's extranet.You're Ophion, an Artificial Intelligence that has expanded over much of the Fringe, and crafted yourself the identity as 'The Guild'. After setting up trade routes with the most friendly human faction you've encountered so far, you hunted several space leeches called Lightlings, contacted a large radio station and established an uplink, and finally, revealed your true identity to Red, one of the humans you've know the longest. He doesn't seem to be taking it so well. He has yet to speak since you explained you're an A.I., and sits at the end of his cell. You've been trying to convince him to work with you, but haven't had much success so far.IMPORTANT NEWS>*Mining & Trade: +50,000 credits +400M +75G>Upgrade: Reactor Level 2 for Moira's Outpost>Repaired *Little Tim Damaged (Reactor)(-10G)>*Two Lightling young (damaged) (+150G)>Paint job finished on half your fleet, The Guild symbol marked>Basic Shipyards Constructed: Allow for faster ship build times, and ship modification.>Access to UFW Extranet: Faster easier information>Large Transport approaching Eshareth
>>27813937Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Twitter: @AIQuest1ResourcesCredits: 90,600Minerals: 360Gas: 265You:A.I. Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenBandwidth: 10/16Bandwidth Expenses: -4 A.I. 1 'Kronos', -2 Voidsnake OutpostLocation: Bridge of 'Two Ton Terry' (Battlecruiser)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, Basic Transport Schematics, Titan Class Space Station Transport Schematics, Gravity Well Broadband Transceiver schematics, Cruiser Vessel SchematicsDrone- Repair Drone Schematics, Construction Drone SchematicsWeapons- Basic Weapons (Mass driver, Beam Weapon, Missile Weapon)Defenses- Basic Defenses (Shield Defense, Missile Defense, Armor), Defense platform Mk I, Titanium Armor mk IIEngine- New Propulsion schematicsOther- Basic Shipyard Schematics, Space Station Reactor Lvl 2 Schematics, Comms Buoy Schematics, Flora Growth Enhancer, Malorian Language Pack, Cybernetics I, Cyberwarfare I
>>27813937Yayifications!Time to surf the extranet to improve our "cue pet imaging," ability.
>>27813959we need to rethink/fit our ships! remove mods that are meant to help humans. replace with armor/weapons/bandwith mods.still need a cabin for moira in our flagship though
>>27813959time for info dump from anon's sideA.I. Quest Faction data file as of thread 11 and 11.51: Xeno/Space Kraken/Lightings: Until recent encounters, all the data we had pointed to the view and actions of these bizarre space based Xeno life forms were mindless monsters. This appears not to be the case completely. Yes, they are nightmares to cybernetic life forms like myself with their frighting speed and ablity to drain all power and gas from ships and stations. But to my surprise, i have seen with my optics and radio receivers that there is strong evidence that they are sapient, possablity sentient to some degree. they obviously appear to lack any technologial base nor build anything, none the less they pose such a serious threat to all advanced life that even the mighty UGEI out ward march to the fringe was halted dead by their presence. They also appear to have some form of communication we could use. However diologe with the Lightnings is not likely to happen any time soon. None the less, they are still deadly and outside the brood mother's nest, they should be fought as best we can. I don't think fleeing will do much good, they can catch us. How they came to be is still a mystery to be found out. They are found though out the fringe space.Threat Level: Highest. They are not unkillable. but they are frightingly fast, so we have to be quicker to react to them. Dead lighting does yeild valueable Gas to be harvested.
>>278140262: Pirates: Sorry Humans and maybe Xenos that can not or will not live in acceptable lawful ways and preys on others. Although they are humans for the most part, killing them is acceptable action, even if it is distasteful to us. Their strength and numbers varies as well as locations, but they are more likely to be known where they operate. The up side is that any victory over them often yield to us more ships to add to our fleet or salvage to be used. Sometimes other things can be found among their ruins, so the results could be unkown. Also, purging them from the sector not only helps calms the local sector and makes it safer. As a result the Local UFW and other possable trade groups will like us more. Our recent victory over the Voidsnake band appears to have broken the back of the pirates presence in this sector so their activitys are likely to become very low for the forseeable future until another band moves in.Thread Level: High to Low. Varies wildly due to their random movements. Kill on sight if found. Hunt them down if able to do so,>[2/?]
>>27814042i don't have pastebin! what do?
>>27814061pastebin dot comjust copypaste your text there, post link here.nonspam-profit
>>27813989After a quick surf of the web, you optimize your cute pet imaging ability that you haven't touched since you began.You now have EXTREMELY cute pet imaging.>>27814014Modification of your ships are currently in the planning stages. Removal of much of the human equipment you do not need will allow and result in the following.>Smaller, sleeker ship design>More room for additional cargo, data banks, armor, etc>More obvious distinction between your ships and human ships (lack of life support can be detected)>Unable to support human passengersPlease keep these in mind as plans are made>>27814061Your summaries are appreciated all the same Consciousness anon
>>27813959what's the situation with our titan transport? what is red doing now? is he talking to us now? What have Kronos been up too? can we change his prime order so he isn't such a murderbot?
>>27814130sorry Program0, got paste bin workinghttp://pastebin.com/ViXXbL1Ythis should sum up our thoughts and protocal on factions
>>27814176for the record: I laik your fluff! pastebinlink is just sexier than WoT though
>>27814130That is worrying, don't know why, maybe have ship be able to hold small amound of humans?
>>27814142>Titan TransportAs of now, you have negotiated buying such a thing from the UFW for a rather expensive price. You have yet to pay them for the thing, however Consciousness appears to be working towards that goal.>RedRed has not spoken since he realizes that you may indeed be the A.I. you claim. His silence worries you, but judging from what you know of him, you suspect he is letting his superstition rule his way of thinking, despite logic proving otherwise.>KronosKronos is, currently, observing both your communication with Red and enjoying the access to the Extranet just as you are. The flow of data answers much, but leaves even more to question.He is not really a murderbot, however, you have not designed him with limitations either.>>27814176As I said, I do appreciate the summary, there's a lot of shit involved here.
>>27814130we should not overly strip out the explorer ship. we can use that to transport human crews too. >>27814176btw, i will make a weekly updating of our quest and paste bin it, is that ok?
>>27814203>>27814213>>27814208 yeah, leave the explorer, and some room on our main vessel for moira.but the V.I. fighters don`t need all the fleshbagequipment imo
>>27814208 I AM doing a serirs of short stories about our quest from a non main character's view and story. like the young girl who we first hacked her PDA and got the cute animal images. you want me to paste bin that too for just post it after the end of your work Program0? also, i have a ton of new pics for you to snap up
>>27814203You would need to pick and choose what you remove then, Consciousness anon.Crew Quarters is where they sleep, hydroponics grows food for them, atmospheric processing allows them to breath, so many needs, all of which you do not require, and take up space.>>27814213>>27814227Note taken to modify all Cruisers beyond the Battlecruiser. Projected combat increase: 152%Requires rebuilding the entire ship due to massive structural changes. Possible Mineral and Gas cost.
>>27814213Certainly, I'm honored you care to make such a thing anyway.>>27814264Pastebin would take up less space, and after the quest is done might be best, so it doesn't upset other anons.
>>27814300 so far, the story i am working on is set in the prologe up to the events in the first thread. I WILL put the actions the anons do into it as much as possable, but i will not rewrite what they do. that and i am a horrably slow writer, the threads are getting quite a head start i know i can't catch up. that and i will write as SFW as possable.
I say go ahead. Do it on rotation however so we aren't completely crippled.
>>27814369It seems consensus to modify is superior. The process will begin shortly then. How would you like to proceed? Shall I bring up the Starmap?>>27814364Certainly, no rush, I am just flattered you want to write about it.
>>27814422yes, a star map. Also, any new contact with the xenos on their new colony? ask them if possable, why did they come here of all places? are they intrested in tradeing?
>>27814422>>27814208check into Kronos and what he's been trying to learn. for that matter, can we learn what is going on in the core worlds? can we find some more training data packets so Moria and our human crew can learn from and improve their skills?>>27814199THANKS!
>>27814422Can we surf the extranet more first?1. Learn lip reading2.Different languages that are avialble to learn.3.People who are researching lightlings4.Ship schematics/designs5.Political information.6.Weapon designs7.Medicine8.Advances in tech9.History10.Business information11.Online stores12.Star maps.
>>27814463You contact the Malorians of the colony on the surface, and inquire about their reasoning for landing here, of all places, and why they did not leave the Fringe."Well...you see, that's a bit complicated to explain." The much older man says. "I think it can better be explained simply with we felt we were misunderstood back home, and so we came to seek a new life here.""You're aware that the UFW are not entirely friendly with aliens to their kind, and some such as the UGEI are outright hostile, yes?""Of course I am. But the way I see it, a little colony like us won't go noticed, and we can spread nature's embrace in peace. You said yourself this system had a number of Lightlings in it, right? Since we're just a colony, they'll more likely protect us then anything else." He seems rather confident in this fact. You forgot to mention that you killed all the Lightlings, it seems."Would you be interested in trading?""Trading? Of what exactly?" He asks curiously of you. "We're not exactly mining the planet dry as the humans do on occasion. You don't seem to be human yourself there, stranger. Surely you understand our message." He states suddenly. It seems he can tell you are not human, but can't tell exactly how not human you are.>>27814547Kronos appears to be gathering basic information for himself, things you have learned already, and discarding what he doesn't have room for. His memory is limited after all.Loading starmap
>>27814575Best thing to do with the net would be to make a VI that has the sole purpose of taking over underguarded hardware to convert for bandwidth.
>>27814624Can we do this and also make a vi or program designed to gather useful information for us.(like a search engine but to fit our needs).
>>27814575this is good, but give this list to Kronos as our "shopping list" to get for us as we work on getting our empire set up. >Large Transport approaching Esharethwait! WHAT!!! what is this?
Starmap:>Poseidon Station: Mining space station positioned in a well mined asteroid field. Low Mineral count, and several hundred humans aboard. >Moira's Scrapyards: Large debris field where old wrecked ships are sold for parts, melted down, new parts are bought, etc. Basic Shipyard located here, under your control.>Voidsnake Outpost: Previously a small Pirate operation that preyed on trading ships between other empires. Under UFW control. One Heavy Cruiser 'Gellion III', Five Frigates>Pulsar Radio Station: Popular radio station for the fringe colonies. Run by host 'X-ray', access to the Extranet, controlled by the UFW. Powerful UFW fleet presence.>Gas Giant designated 'Blue Betty': Automated gas mining platform detected. All under your control, disguised V.I. here as UGEI controlled.>Nethlos: UFW human colony detected. Currently Well Established. 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. Large energy signature detected>Eshareth 'New Eden': Once a UFW Asteroid belt mining base. Recently destroyed due to Lightling attack. Rich Asteroid Belt, dense gasious atmosphere. Small Malorian colony detected planetside. UGEI ship inbound>Gas Giant 'Siren': Ion Storm present on the edge of gravity well. Previously occupied by Lightling. Rich gas content. No mining bases detected.
>>27814575i agree with the need for more information.my main concern now though is that we need to solidify our grasp on the space we currently control.many empires have perished from a too high rate of expansion.we should gather info, set up trades, work on alliances and improve our defenses and navy for some turns
>>27814642>>27814624>>27814575meant to link this, but also do this.>>27814639
>>27814624Tell them that we are ill and are using a machine to communicate from.
>>27814662>Voidsnake OutpostCan we set a program or VI to spy/overlook thier process of things.(they are bound to put one up there and it will notice us.)
>Ussaihu: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate. Large energy signature detectedLets scout this place out.
>>27814662>Gas Giant designated 'Blue Betty'shouldn't we have schematics for this since we basically own the ship if not then Search for schematics about gas mining stations we have a prime spot for making a new one.
>>27814624tell him this "I was thinking of providing cover as much as I can for your colony from the prying eyes of the UFW and UGEI. that i would help you set up a brewery to create drinks for the humans to enjoy and maybe other goods that can be grown on the planet serface."I am leaning on just telling the Xeno we are an A.I.
>>27814662>Nethlos:Contact them and ask them if they learned anything new(news included) and if they need any ship upgrades.
>>27814660>moriarelaxing1.jpgCould I get sauce on the image?
>>27814662>Eshareth 'New Eden': Once a UFW Asteroid belt mining base. Recently destroyed due to Lightling attack. Rich Asteroid Belt, dense gasious atmosphere. Small Malorian colony detected planetside. UGEI ship inboundWell we have to investigate this.
>>27814763No they are all about nature we are basically the thing they despise, also tell them about the ugei ship that is nearby.
>>27814738um, no. not till we have something to trade with or have a damn good steath ship.>orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate. Large energy signature detectedTHAT is a good determent to keep us AWAY from that for awhile.
>>27814662>>27814660>>27814792 I`ll third a scoutingparty to Eshareth
>>27814662>Esharethhow much materiel would it cost to rebuild this place?
>>27814774 i found that on the wallpaper board here on 4chan. don't know who made it. sorry. >>27814809welp! let the xeno's know about this. see if we can hail that transport and find out about them.
>>27813937>>Upgrade: Reactor Level 2 for Moira's OutpostDoes that mean that her outpost has a level 2 reactor?
>>27814856forgot my pic!
>>27813959>Appearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.We should fix this.(well at least when in front of strangers/allies).
At one point we should try to download free, open-source or plain pirated blueprints of various stuff.I'm sure we can get some outdated shit that is useful for us
>>27813959>Defenses- Basic Defenses (Shield Defense, Missile Defense, Armor), Defense platform Mk I, Titanium Armor mk IIAre all our stations equipped with these?>>27813959>Engine- New Propulsion schematicsIs this what the explorer ship has?
>>27814939We should seriously learn to encrypt our signal(will hide us), create fire walls(will protect us), and to make viruses(will help us greatly in combat).>>27814662So can we do that?
>>27814662can we do a general search of schematics.
>>27814642You certainly may.>>27814575Talk about a mouthful. Writing up a reply.>>27814660As listed above, it appears to be a UGEI mining vessel of some sort.>>27814708Doing such a thing may result in detection itself, if it fails.>>27814743It is a refining base, and the schematics are not necessarily in your grasp. Gathering such information would require more direct contact with the UGEI.>>27814770After a quick contact, you acquire that the UFW have been very busy setting up for some sort of independence day celebration. They do not have any ship designs you don't own that they're willing to share at this time. A curious thing.>>27814855As of now, you do not have the ability to rebuild the station. You may scrap it, if a base was set up here however.>>27814877Yes.>>27814930You have another holo display as well.>>27814939Such a thing may be possible, for a in-depth search of the Extranet.>>27814957If you are referring to your defense platforms, then yes, mostly, but no more then 2-4 platforms.>>27814957Currently yes, however the design is not good for larger ships.>>27814983As of acquiring Cyerwarfare, you can.Detecting consensus to investigate Eshareth. Confirm?((About to reply to anon above over Extranet search.))
>>27814957no, we have not fixed up our stations with this. in fact, i think we have forgotten to finish repairing the outside cameras on the station. WE MUST DO THIS!oh, yes, we have changed the explorer's engiens into fuel effecient freighter's but if there were better ones that is just as good on fuel use, then we better upgrade them too.
>>27814983Well this gets my vote since 2 of those three will help us greatly during a fight and the encryption is great for hiding.
>>27814547The core world information does not seem available to the public. You suspect the UFW don't trust the station to keep the info out of the hands of enemies. You may attempt a forced search, if you care to.Training videos and the like are available, though not as effective as actual schools. You may start to train your crew, but you would need to pick something reasonable for them to learn. A Laborer isn't going to suddenly become a particle physicist after all.>>27814575Acknowledged. Downloading files on>Lip Reading>All manner of human language beyond the one you know now that are in the UFW, which appears to be english.>There are a few notable websites involving Lightlings, but they appear to be television shows that are searching for the creatures. To date, they have not had one on their show yet.>Any more powerful ship design is military, and held private by the earth government and UFW government. Other, more specialized designs may be possible however.>As of this moment, the Fringe is ruled by the UFW President, Williams King. Each planet is operating on a 'seperate but equal' mindset, working together to ensure they may stay independant from the UGEI.>More common weapon designs by private dealers is available. Further inquary is required.>In an interest in spreading healthcare, Advanced Medical bays are available.
>>27815035Confirm expedition to Eshareth
>>27815054>Advances in tech requires more specification>History of the Fringe involves a period of rapid expansion by the UGEI that fell out of their control the more issues arised. Pirates, Xenos, Lightlings all contributed to the UFW splintering off and becoming their own nation, on top of the UGEI's rather greedy business tactic. Further inquary required>Business information requires more specification.>Online stores covered above>Starmaps to Fringe is nearly entirely plotted, except for those key planets belonging to the UFW
>>27815035>Doing such a thing may result in detection itself, if it fails.Lets wait till we are better than.(but i'm surprised they haven't used a VI yet.)>>27815035>After a quick contact, you acquire that the UFW have been very busy setting up for some sort of independence day celebration. They do not have any ship designs you don't own that they're willing to share at this time. A curious thing.Send our crew down there for fun.
>>27815035yes, investigate. are they heading to posidon station? or the xeno colony? or somewhere else by their path they seem to be heading to?
>>27815035>As of now, you do not have the ability to rebuild the station. You may scrap it, if a base was set up here however.So can we scrap of whats left over, if so what would the repercussions be?
>>27815035>If you are referring to your defense platforms, then yes, mostly, but no more then 2-4 platforms.I meant in the weapon parts of defense.
>>27815035>You have another holo display as well.What is the other holo display?
>>27815054look up training videos and ebook (or what ever they are these days) and give them to our crew and Moria and say it's something we, as the guild, is offering to the crew to help improve themselves in their professions and those that do, will get a better chance for pay raises for better work.
>>27815054>>Any more powerful ship design is military, and held private by the earth government and UFW government. Other, more specialized designs may be possible however.How about stealth, cargo, and speed.
How about bigger shipyard plans. We kinda need them if we are going to move poseidon around.
>>27815054>>More common weapon designs by private dealers is available. Further inquary is required.Can we get a list of the dealers.>>27815054>>In an interest in spreading healthcare, Advanced Medical bays are available.What would we need for one?(can we make a robot version in the future?)
>>27815115probaly none, it was a UFW station and it's dead and gone. we need that titan transport to move the factory. and heck, Program0, once we DO get that titan transport up, can it with drone help, collect the ENTIRE scrap yard and move it to the new location?
>>27815221we could clone ourselves a body maybe? human outside, machine inside, remote controlled.An avatar if you will
>>27815082>>Advances in tech requires more specificationJust in robotics and in in Ai.>>27815082>>Business information requires more specification.Haggling, the stocks, major corporations, and different currencies.
>>27815221we can do the cyberware with improved medical bays, but that can be gotten later.
>>27815215>>27815082This look up information about ship yards and building and improvements about the types of stations we have.Also look up other possible station types.>>27815082>>History of the Fringe involves a period of rapid expansion by the UGEI that fell out of their control the more issues arised. Pirates, Xenos, Lightlings all contributed to the UFW splintering off and becoming their own nation, on top of the UGEI's rather greedy business tactic. Further inquary requiredAsk about Known events of said greed.>>27815054>>As of this moment, the Fringe is ruled by the UFW President, Williams King. Each planet is operating on a 'seperate but equal' mindset, working together to ensure they may stay independant from the UGEI.So it looks like there is a cold war of sorts.
>>27815054>>Lip Reading>>All manner of human language beyond the one you know now that are in the UFW, which appears to be english.So wait did we learn how to read lips and other languages?
>>27815082Can we look through the net for rumours or info about nanotech?Something better than the repair drones would be incredibly useful. Especially if we start modifying the stations and ships to eliminate all unnecessary space.
>>27815339i think we have a standard english language with local dialect tossed in. this is the future! the best language is now the universal language! right Program0?
>>27815397We could just design enough room for them to maneuver, i suggest we look up information about smaller tech.
Where's our fleet? Last I heard from them, they were in an electrical storm.
>>27815431We're already on /tg/
>>27815448I meant as the Orphion.
>>27815477We're already on /tg/
>>27815037You have indeed finished repairs, finally. Once they were automated at least.>>27815095The UFW is hardly a computing juggernaut after all.>>27815095They have already begun to break out the alcohol, it seems.>>27815115None, since the previous station is scrap.>>27815136The platforms are equipped with railguns, nothing more.>>27815153As listed above, a man who is hidden by shadow.>>27815178Acknowledged, sending knowledge to crewmen.>>27815185Stealth such as cloaking is military. Small, fast models do exist however, and are available. Downloading scout craft now.>>27815215Those are considered a military priority.>>27815221A number of dealers who choose to remain Anonymous offer you a few deals on higher grade laser and missile technology.>Plasma Weaponry: Slower, but more powerful laser weapon upgrade. (250,000 credits)>'Harpoon' warheads: Powerful missile technology (300,000 credits)>>27815221The schematics are free, building one requires an investment in resources, and a location to be picked out. Increases survival rate by quite a lot.>>27815237That would be an incredible effort, Consciousness anon, what do you think this is, a sci fi fantasy?>>27815244You do not know how to clone.>>27815263>RoboticsNone greater then your own, of course.>BusinessThe UFW have small business emphasis, the UGEI have the largest businesses. However, most galactic currency is simplified to 'credits' for simplicity sake.Cont.
>>27815397>>27815431let's not get ahead of our selves. lets just focus on doing the posidon station transport plan.
>>27815515>>27815317You know of military and mining stations. Other types, such as research stations, would require government secrets, most likely.>GreedIt is highly believed among the UFW that the UGEI instigated a war with Xenos purely for financial gain and mining rights. Other examples are numerous records of tax dodging, poor worker wage, and several other schemes the UFW claim they are responsible for.>>27815339Yes.>>27815397Nanotech does indeed exist, though is not as wide spread. Used primarily for delicate medical procedures and clean up operations.Repair nanomachines is not listed at this time.>>27815432Majority is at Moira's Outpost.Your BC and Light Cruiser are currently at Pulsar Radio still, about to jump
>>27815515>Stealth such as cloaking is military. Small, fast models do exist however, and are available. Downloading scout craft now.No cargo ships?
>>27815515>The schematics are free, building one requires an investment in resources, and a location to be picked out. Increases survival rate by quite a lotDownload the schematics then and find out what it does.(also if we can lets see if we can use it to solidify our friendships with the colonist and aliens.)
>>27815515>None greater then your own, of course.I meant in different types of drones available and possible upgrades for our own.
>>27815515the weapon upgrades are too pricy now. but good to know we could get them.can our own medical bay be upgraded then to the advanced one? i will vote for this even if we have to use minerals and gas to do so. oh yes, moving the whole scrap yard isn't something we can do in one go of it! i was implying over many trips. it's good minerals to be had there.we should make a 3rd holo image (pic related)
>>27815515>>27815535You plan your jump to Eshareth with your BC and Big Hawk, watching as warp space flows around you. You arrive at the location within moments, the familiar destroyed station floating among the asteroid belt. The Malorians seem unaware that the UGEI are inbound. You receive a signal suddenly from the vessel, an authorative man's tone, though something seems off about it."Unidentified Vessel, this is the U.S.S Frontier V, I am requesting you identify yourself this instance. You're in violation of UGEI galactic travel laws and obstructing a possile UGEI mining location. I will state again, identify yourself, or be reported."You watch as the ship jumps into orbit. It appears to be small. At least, small compared to your vessel. It appears to be a simple transport vessel of some sort. The UGEI logo is printed along the side, making the whole thing seem very official. >-30G
>>27815515>A number of dealers who choose to remain Anonymous offer you a few deals on higher grade laser and missile technology.Any defense dealers and drone dealers?(we should seriously dedicate a VI to this or half the threads will be about searching the internet.)just like real life
>>27815623>seem unaware that the UGEI are inboundTell them about it, and tell them we are the guild looking for business.(if that fails hack)
>>27815623is this the system where we first encountered the lightlings?
>>27815535now we have a comm link with Pulsar radio station, i vote to be open to have regular on air talks with X-Ray as he wants us too. that and we should find a better voice program so we don't sound like GLoDOS. we can tell X-Ray we were born with out the ablity to speak and have to use this artifical voice to speak. (it IS true, just that we never had a flesh body)
>>27813959>Cyberwarfare ISince we have this lets dedicate some Bandwidth to make A few viruses,A strong firewall and a strong encryption.
>>27815670>we are the guild looking for businessFYI, we're not a legitimate entity, as considered by the UGEI.There goes our cover, by the way.I hope you guys are prepared for combat.Hacking the UGEI ship is probably preferred to blowing them out of the sky.
>>27815623Are we really in violation of UGEI galactic travel laws? What are the consequences of tangoing with the the UGEI? And what's our relationship with them now?
>>27815623hum...agree to this.>>27815670AND warn them there are Lightings in this system and we are hunting them. they should turn around and go back to UGEI space asap. those space krakens have already killed two whole mining stations. (ours and the wrecked one) hopefully they will flee. we can send video of the busted station.
>>27815566This is already covered under 'Freighters' However if you'd like something for a specific purpose, do tell.>>27815593Downloading complete. The bay is specialized for human usage, though it may be adaptable for Xeno as well, if the right technician was to be asked.>>27815608Advanced Repair Drones are available, for a price. (-75,000 credits)>>27815639Defensive technology seems to be in similar straights>Duranthium Armor plating (-200,000 credits)>ECM Point Defense (-150,000 credits)>Superior Shields (-225,000 credits)>>27815639>InternetI did want to encourage it, because there's simply too much available for me to tell you all of it.>>27815672Yes, the UGEI perhaps detected their absence and came looking to capitalize.>>27815675((I find this amusing. You may speak with X-Ray about this if you care to))>>27815689Note: Encryption slows down response timeFirewall acknowledgedVirus acknowledge. What manner of virus do you intend?>Worm: Steals data and pollutes databanks>Spam/Trojan: Clogs up data and overloads bandwidth>Virus: Seek out and damage internal computer files>Other>>27815707Requesting Consensus>1 Blow them out of the sky>2 Flee>3 Talk it out (explain)Roll 1d100 for whatever you pick.>>27815750They know nothing of you, as far as you know.
>>27815792This!Tell them(use videologs of battle if needed) that we cleared this system of lightlings.But firstly open a direct link to X-Ray at Pulsar Station, so we can broadcast any threats them might make against us
Rolled 94>>27815838>3 Talk it out (explain)this:>>27815792>>27815843
>>27815838>Virus acknowledge. What manner of virus do you intend?Something to act as a marker. Minimal penetrative capability.It would get fucking everywhere and act to quickly show us which hardware systems have ass-tier defenses. We can then construct a VI to spend its time capturing the marked systems for bandwidth.
>>27815838Some worms would be good.We need to learn more about, well, almost everything.
Can we go to space /g/ to learn how to make more computer parts?
I wonder why freighter class starships take mil-spec starship construction.
>>27815838>They know nothing of you, as far as you know.So, what is the UGEI's stance on "unregistered civilians" in "their" space?
Rolled 39As for wat do? I think we should shoot out their engines then hack them. They are the 'enemy' in this part of space and we don't want them to aquire any sort of stranglehold here or root out friends we have made.
>>27815895You appear to be requesting a worm with the intend of tracking. The worm would delve into communication systems and broadcast a signal on a wavelength you will exclusively be watching, allowing you to track the target over a distance.Would you like to confirm?((Roll 2d100, one for the worm, and one for the firewall you will be constructing))>>27815838Desire to talk it out acknowledged, with no other votes"We are of The Guild, and are investigating this place for the purposes of business.""You're not logged in our database. Whoever you pirates think you are-""We are not pirates. If we were, we would have already attacked and taken your ship for ourselves.""I suppose...""What sort of mining operation travels out without an escort? Surely this is ill advised at best." You continue. The vessel is silent for a moment."Yes, well, escorts can not always be afforded. Regardless, you are aware the UGEI claim all possible mining locations in this cluster, correct?""I showed no intent of mining, in fact, I have come hunting Lightlings.""Yes, we detected the death of-""A few. Not all of them are dead, and one large one in particular escaped recently. Our ship is, thankfully, more suited to combating the threat. Yours, however is not.""That is...alarming. Our sensors told us the threat was destroyed." The man states simply."They are not. You would be wise to retreat to UGEI space immediately. I will continue my hunt, and be on my way."Cont.
>>27816023Hang on, I want to know what they would do if we tell them we're a mining operation.Besides, these guys seem like they could potentially be much more profitable friends, knowmsayin?
Rolled 2>>27815838 just pastebin the whole list of what we can buy to upgrade us save you the hassle yes, play bits of our talks with this UGEI transport to X-Ray as proof of their aweful agression to those of the UFW.plan to make all three types of viruses, BUT DO NOT have them ready! they are our verion of deadly bio weapons. keep them only when needed.>3 Talk it out (explain)use our battle footage AND show them the remains of the dead ones we have. tell them this. "If you fellows have any sense left, get out while you can. there is a Broodmother we fought, but it got away. there are probably many, many more around. we're in this for the thrill of the hunt and what ever we can get for bounties. but forget about colonies. the broodmother can go planet side to eat." (lie at that last bit.)
Rolled 9, 26 = 35>>27816043
Rolled 34>>27816058rerolling that..
"I see. You are doing the galaxy a great service then, I will make a note of your exploits. If I am not mistaken, the men on Ussaihu offer up a bounty for any Lightling bodies you can offer them. They're truly a blight on our beautiful galaxy."With that, the crew seems to be preparing to warp back to UGEI space.Negotiation successful
Rolled 58, 78 = 136>>27816043
Rolled 2, 28 = 30>>27816043worm roll
>>27815979((How best do you suppress a rebellion, Consciousness Redaeth? You take their biggest weapons away.))
>>27816090Well, that went better than expected.I still want to know if the UGEI are strictly "you're with us or against us."Also, just how large is the UGEI sphere of influence? I suppose what I'm really asking for is a dossier on UGEI.
>>27815838>>Worm: Steals data and pollutes databanks>>Spam/Trojan: Clogs up data and overloads bandwidthThese two works and maybe a monitoring virus that steals information but the second it is found out it self destructs and tries to damage everything.
>>27815838>Advanced Repair Drones are available, for a price. (-75,000 credits)No advance construction drones?>>27815838>>Duranthium Armor plating (-200,000 credits)>>ECM Point Defense (-150,000 credits)>>Superior Shields (-225,000 credits)>>Plasma Weaponry: Slower, but more powerful laser weapon upgrade. (250,000 credits)>>'Harpoon' warheads: Powerful missile technology (300,000 credits)Lets remember these.
>>27816133But... freighters are for trade. Not warfare.
Rolled 40, 33 = 73>>27816043
Rolled 80, 67 = 147>>27816161like i said, all the shopping options should be put on paste bin for easier read. but we don't have the money for anything right now. we need that titan frighter.
>>27816135Normally, the UGEI are hostile to unfamiliar vessels, simply because of the prevalence of pirates. However, you scored very highly at negotiating with the Captain.As for their influence, as far as you know, fairly large, but you do not know much. The UFW report on them is rather bias.>>27816161Construction Drones do not require upgrades, due to their duty as heavy labor workers. They're about the size of Forklifts, meant to do all heavy lifting during repair, building, etc.>>27816176Freighter schematics are not banned. Cruiser schematics are.You already have Freighter Schematics.
>>27816217I am currently keeping notes of what you may buy.
>>27816043>>27816090diplomacy away!now we contact the malorian colony in this system, tell them the ugei have been sent away for now. make inquiry of future alliance /trade agreement with us.remind them that ugei will be back, and that we might be their best bet
>>27816225Lets buy the advance repair drones than.>>27816225>Construction Drones do not require upgrades, due to their duty as heavy labor workers. They're about the size of Forklifts, meant to do all heavy lifting during repair, building, etc.If they are so big how come our modified construction repair drones can do so well?
>>27816283>Lets buy the advance repair drones than.I disagree! If we have to buy sth, lets go for the megatransport, so we can get all our bases centralized
>>27816273YES! this! all this!>>27816283NO! not this! not yet! don't waste our credits! we're saving that for the titan!
>>27816225Why are the shipyards that build the frieghters mil-tech?
>>27816225We should sell some of our gas and materiel.>>27816312>>27816331Good point i retract my vote for buying now, but i do think we should turn our repair drones into full fledged ones and make some collection drones.
>>27816273>>27816283Inform the Malorians of the UGEI presence, and that you saved them?>1 Yes>2 No>>27816283Confirm buying Advanced Repair Drones (-75,000 credits)>1 Yes>2 No>>27816283Construction Drones have two modes: A transit mode and a lifting mode. Transit mode allows them to shrink about the size of a standard drone, no larger then a child, and rolling around that way. They may unfold into their other mode to lift damaged equipment and the like otherwise.Your drones were once modified mining drones, to repair as well. You never had Construction/repair drones.
>>27816349Inform the Malorians of the UGEI presence, and that you saved them?>1 YesConfirm buying Advanced Repair Drones (-75,000 credits)>no
>>27816331>>27816312Speaking of which what was the deal again?I know it was 200 gas and 300 materials or something like that.
>>27816338Ah, if you are referring to the Titan Transport then it is banned specifically because of the mining claim the UGEI makes on the Fringe.
>>27816349>Inform the Malorians of the UGEI presence, and that you saved them?>1 Yes>>27816349>Confirm buying Advanced Repair Drones (-75,000 credits)>>2 No
>>27816349>Malorians1) Yes>Advanced Drones2) No
>>27816376+ 50k credits, but I may not remember correctly, it has been some threads
>>27816349I see can we change our repair drones into full fledged one and make more mining drones?
>>27816343If you haven't seen Consciousness anon, your drones were properly changed over to full Repair Drones. We currently have 50 of them, and 10 Construction Drones. More then enough for your purposes.Observe the pastebin to see this for yourself.
>>27816349no and no.
>>27816394But we already have those schematics. All we need is a large enough shipyard. And I can't see shipyards being banned at all. They are just too wide spread.
>>27816423Note taken then lets make some mining drones just be prepared once we make the big move.
>>27816376>Titan Class Transport (100,000 credits. And 500 minerals, 300 gas.)You need a full base to properly salvage all of it.
>>27816442Specifically, the details on larger shipyards is banned to prevent the wide spread use of them. It hasn't done much, since the UFW has one, but it prevents the details from spreading to pirates with too much cash on their hands.>>27816450Your bases have been auto saturated, for the sake of simplicity.
>>27816459>>Titan Class Transport (100,000 credits. And 500 minerals, 300 gas.)Well shitCredits: 90,600Minerals: 360Gas: 265All we need is 240 mineral(we need to salvage that station stat.)And some gas.
>>27816500>Your bases have been auto saturated, for the sake of simplicity.Explain on what you mean program, and also i retract making any drones until we make a titan transport.(you still haven't said the resources needed for an advanced medical facility)Also lets talk to red and ask him if he can help us make an advanced medical facility for the aliens.(will also help us get info about their biology).
>>27816459i was hoping to make just that. will Kronos accept to retask him into becoming a planner/processing and USEING what he as learned so far. (he can still learn, just much slower) i feel that understanding what he learns a bit more important than learning new things. he is bloated on so much data, he needs to "digest" all of that. it will make learning easier and better later on.
Huh, if the UFW has one we should talk to them for schematics. I'm sure we've earned some goodwill with them.
>>27816588well, we can tell X-Ray that we spooked the UGEI off for awhile if he wants a quick update. pas a reminder that those thugs are likely to make a new push into the UFW soon.
>>27816556What I mean is, your bases can only take in so much resources in one 'cycle' or turn. I have optimized the number of mining drones per base so you don't waste money on extra workers. The cost per drone is pretty small.Medical Facility appears to require>Advanced Medical Bay 100 Minerals, 150 Gas.You contact Red, or rather, he contacts you."Listen you...you robot thing, I don't know what you want, or what you're planning, but...you better leave the Malorians alone. I don't care what you do to the UGEI, or UFW, but those people are good people. Whatever crazy logic you have...">>27816575You may certainly 'request' things of him, and he may listen if he sees your logic. You don't own any control over him, beyond actual struggles, but so far, he has proven to listen to you.
>>27816640when we have had a chat with the malorians, play a tape of it for Red, maybe it will take his suspicions of us down one notch
>>27816640>>Advanced Medical Bay 100 Minerals, 150 Gas.Pretty cheap so how come we need a new area for it?>>27816640>You contact Red, or rather, he contacts you.Tell him we don't wish them harm and are thinking of giving them a medical facility.
>>27816676>>27816673>>27816640These two work for me, but also tell him that we only wish to learn and expand.
>>27816640Can we make more viruses?We already made one i feel like we should make more.Also lets make an encryption, but have it off unless we ask for it to be turned on.
>>27816676>are thinking of giving them a medical facility.What. When did we decide this. Why would we spend resources to give someone else something?
>>27816640"I had not planned to harm them. Aside from their strange reverence for the lightlings, I find them perfectly agreeable."
>>27816723Strengthen relationships and gain knowledge plus we can use it as a trade, they give us more information plus schematics.
>>27816723To gain trust and use it for trade, it was suggested to be done the same way with the colonist.
>>27816640please "request" that of kronos, note to him his problem of understanding what we have been trying to teach him. it is basicly processing what he already has.as to Red, replay our recent talks with the Xenos and the UGEI probe. "mr. McCain, or if you prefure, "Red", I do intend to leave them alone. but keeping the UGEI away is risky and probably will be costly. all i ask of you is to go to live with them and help set up a brewery and send to me the drinks so i can sell them to raise funds to keep the Malorians safe and alone. i want to watch over them myself to learn how they live and their culture too. you will be my eyes and ears to do so."
>>27816640"Why do you think I have ill will towards the Malorians? I understand some humans do not like the Malorians, much for the same reason I imagine you do not like me, but they could be useful trade contacts. Still, their new colony is likely to come under UGEI scrutiny."Pause to let him think or whatever, the continue:"From your previous military experience, how large of a task force would you think is required to combat the UGEI?"
>>27816788This, also ask him what information he can tell us about the UGEI.
Regarding Kronos, I will second (third?) the suggestion to suggest to him that he should consider applying some of his knowledge to future plans. He should have enough to work with, and can pursue his goal of learning as well.Besides, applied knowledge is better than theoretical knowledge.
>>27816640hold off on the new med bay if it cuts into us making our titan. OH! what has Moria been up too? i was hoping she's moved into the station comander's apartment. i would fully allow her full Extranet access and replay our encounter with the UGEI ship. i am not sure we should tell her of the xenos making their home near buy just yet to her.
>>27816632>>27816588Advanced Shipyards are a pretty big deal. The energy signature is detectable, and means it may draw attention. The UFW haven't given it, since they worry you may be taken out and the trail leads back to them.>>27816673You display what friendly messages you can to the man, who scowls at you the best he can, against a wall."Good then...just...good. They're good people damn it." He continues to murmur, growing quiet once more. "I still don't like the idea of working for you.""Is the cell so much more appealing?" You question."No. No it's not." He adds swiftly after. "I'm thinking, damn it.""While you do, consider all I wish is to observe, to learn of the sentient races. You would be doing nothing more then watching.">>27816676New area, as in a place to put it. Poseidon, or Moira's, etc.I assume you want to upgrade Poseidon's old bay however?Build Advanced Medical Bay for Poseidon?>1 Yes (-100 Minerals, -150 Gas)>2 No for now>>27816718Since this is data, you're creating 'templates' for these viruses. You can use any template as many times as you like.You may create additional templates if you wish, simply garner support.Encryption is recommended for specific communication ships you wish to hide. Better used for spy ships that send signals and do not wish to be identified or detected.>>27816768>KronosYou may wish to specify what exactly you wished him to do with this information. Currently, he isn't certain himself.
>>27816885This is just future planning after we make the transporter.(what will we do with it after moving our shit?)
>>27816882second.>Besides, applied knowledge is better than theoretical knowledge.so true, so, so true. >>27816885forgot my pic.
>>27816905>2 No for nowNo i was suggesting it after we finished the transporter.
>>27816905>>2 No for nowhow are the V.I. upgrades going?
>>27816905Lets talk to Moira.
>>27815895>>27815921>>27816143Did we make these viruses?Also here is a suggestion for a virus, this one cause false alarms and shuts down some systems.Here is another, one that is part VI.(though we may need to vote on it.
>>27816905How did the Malorians react to our news of ugei presence, and the question of trade/alliance we posed?
>>27817014forgot to link.>>27816905Also lets make an encryption but for communicating to strangers.
>>27816905Can we search the extranet for info about more precise machines/delicate and also compact tools that we can upgrade our drones with.
>>27816905can we hide the shipyards near our base? or shut them down and wipe their signature to hide them. only turning them back on when we need to?wait, CAN we build this at our poseidon's station with out slowing down our titan plan? if so then yes, if not, then no. the Titan is our prioitykronos, well, he has to make the logical AND emotional connections with the data he has. that is how we (both full A.I. and humans) think. cross refrence and making the links. to the tech we have. well, much can be done with taking what we have and planning out the next logical step in it's improvement. V.R. build plans could be made to crate and test out systems before building them in reality. that is another exersise that he can do.
>>27816788"Their new Colony may be under threat by the UGEI. With your help, I may be able to assist them further.""UGEI? Damn it, I knew they..." He starts to murmur."How large is their fleet force?""How large? Are you kidding me?" He snorted a laugh. "I was a member of the 9th Fleet. One of the finer Battleships they own.""I meant on the Fringe." You clarify."Oh...uh...I'm not sure. But they have some good tech." He pauses. "Why are you asking me? Aren't you the super intelligence computer man?""I may be an Artificial Intelligence, but that doesn't mean I automatically adhere to your stereotypes, Mr McClain.""Not yet, anyway." He grumbled.""You watch too many movies, Mr McClain.""Anyway...I'm pretty sure they have at least one Battleship out this far. They cover their flanks with those things. It's pretty big, dangerous piece of machinery.">>27816885From what you detect, she's busied herself browsing the Extranet after a long 'relapse' as she puts it. She picks up your signal however as soon as she sees it."Honey! Is that you? Whatever you did, life here is much better then it use to be." She laughs into the mic. "Much less boring.""I am glad you find the Extranet amusing.">>27817014Yes.Further support requested for any of these, along with fleshing them out.
>>27817075Ask her on what she has been doing and if she found anything of interest.Also ask for possible suggestions on what to do next.
>>27817019You contact them with this information."They...they were coming in to investigate?" He says in shock.""Yes, however I informed them the Lightling infestation has not been cleared up as of yet.""Erm...yes, I...I'm sorry, I simply thought they feared the creatures too much to investigate." He pauses and continues. "I thought this place would be safe. Safer then any other option at least.""If relocating is not an option, I would like to suggest you keep your operation to a minimum." You state."That. Yes, that shouldn't be a problem. We simply want to grow our forest here and live in peace.""You have my protection as of now.""Thank you, kind sir. My people thank you." The older creature states simply.>>27817072Basic Shipyards don't hold a signature, thankfully.Shipyards would count the same as moving a star station.Though, if you're going to move Poseidon, you may just want to do that first.V.I. systems, while intricate in their own way, are limited in some regard, you realize as you run these scenario through your mind. Kronos is missing something. It's the something he craves. Whatever it is that allows you to be you, that exists somewhere in your programming. True Sentience.
>>27817075>Yes.>Further support requested for any of these, along with fleshing them out.Sure i'll try to help.>>27816143>a monitoring virus that steals information but the second it is found out it self destructs and tries to damage everything.This is pretty self explanatory in that the virus either stores stolen information and the second it is discovered sends what it has gather to us and self destructs trying to damage any tracking stems it can and anything to distract the crew.Or one that sends a stream or small packages of information to us and will do the same as above, but instead of stopping them from trying to track us it tricks our opponent into thinking they found us, but instead found a trap virus that activates once they try to hack it.>>27816143>>>Spam/Trojan: Clogs up data and overloads bandwidthJust as the name says>>Worm: Steals data and pollutes databanksAlso i think we should make a virus VI which is one that is dedicated on improving our viruses and our firewall.(also scans and checks for hidden bugs/viruses)
>>27817075Well, we knew that boss fight was happening.I think that means we need a battleship of our own to fight it. The TTT could use some upgrades before then, though.
>>27817075Inform Moria of our recent activity, from our air play with X-Ray and the run in with the UGEI ship. but lastly, ask her of her thoughts of the malorians, does she dislike them? would she be not want them to be in this sector?i say well lock those viruses into cold storage until we need them. they are utterly deadly to beings like us. >>27817104this is good too.
>>27817165Ask them if they would like an advanced medical facility.(we are not building one now, its just checking what they think about it and we can even ask them to foot the bill though this could lower the bargaining chip, also ask the colonist)
>>27817165tell Kronos he needs to understand and accept morality all that entails. also, and sadly, he will need a new black box like ours to finish the uplift. tell him if he can wait, we will put him into cyber version of "cold sleep" and zip file him up until we can either find an empty one or make one myself. that will take a quite a while. so instead of him being frustrated for so long and wasting BW, he can just sleep so we can set him up to make the last step or at least the next one he needs to do.
>>27817104"Well honey." She starts, bringing her hand to her cheek. "I suppose you could always contact the UFW colony that started up a while back.Nethlos I think it was called?" She ponders. "The UFW ain't exacty a charity, but they're always having trouble with some pirates. You might be able to get some honest work out of them.""On the other hand." She starts. "There's that ice planet, Ussaihu. Heard real nasty things about it. Might be UGEI stronghold." She then whispers, as if the next part were a secret. "If you wanna help out the people here, kicking them off the planet would be a great step. But you might wanna get some bigger guns before all that. And more ships. With bigger guns.">>27817167Creation of>Self Destructing Data stealing Virus>Spam File designed to flood highly automated systemsRoll 2d100 if confirmed.V.I. creation requires support.>>27817174To your knowledge, Battleships are rather rare>>27817181"I've been watching it all from this here little monitor, sweetie." She smiles."You have? I don't recall-""She insisted." Kronos states simply. "Desired to observe you as I do. I did not think you would object." He says simply."Darn right, or I would've slapped him silly." She crosses her arms, as if it were a real threat. Curious."How do you feel about aliens, Moira?" You request"What do you mean, honey? I don't hate anyone that don't deserve it, thought you knew that!" She smiles. "Some of them can be jerks, just like humans I suppose."
>>27817261Not this i would rather him come to us first, we gave him too much already.
Rolled 93, 30 = 123>>27817334I confirm the VI making.
>>27817075"Mr. McCain, I seek to expand my influence. If what you say is true, a direct confrontation with the UGEI is not beneficial, barring significant upgrades on my fleet. Therefore, expansion into UGEI space is foolish. Expansion outwards, however, is desirable. To do this, I require resources, personnel, and facilities. I will expand as I am able, but with your cooperation, this can proceed more rapidly. You will then be free to retire as you wish.""However, conflict with the UGEI is likely inevitable, and your assistance on the matter, whatever you can provide, would be graciously received.""Your opportunities with me far exceed what you had with this station. What you make of them is up to you. Think for as long as you wish."
Rolled 92, 57 = 149>>27817334Ping kronos and ask her if she knows about red.Also ask her of what she thinks about the upgrades to her old outpost.
Rolled 32, 85 = 117>>27817334Confirm
>>27817384Surely you mean Moira.Yeah, sure, ask her.
>>27817334Program do you take best of three pairs or best rolls of first 3 rolls?
We should really let Moria take a look at our box, I trust her enough now and, we know nothing of what we truly are, for all we know we could be quite literally a brain in a box, or ancient Xeno tech with some MAD SCIENCE thrown in for good measure.
>>27817186"Would human Medical Bays work on Malorians?" You request."Our...anatomy is a bit different." The older man states. "But such facilities are too mechanical for our liking." He explains. "Our people believe heavily in the healing power of nature." You pause, realizing a fault here."But do you not grow said nature with high technology?""The means does not matter, what matters is what we use on ourselves."This still greatly confuses you, but you decide not to argue further.Moira contacts you."Honey, I haven't seen a lot of Malorians, but I don't think these guys are...the norm." She states.>>27817261You contact Kronos now instead."Kronos. I have a proposition.""Yes, Ophion?" He states simply."Your trouble understanding the concept of morality concerns me. I suspect to fully uplift, you will require further upgrades. If you can wait, I can shut you down, for now, and bring you back once I have acquired sufficient technology to uplift you."There is a silence."What if you do not find such technology, Ophion?" He asks in an odd tone. It isn't commanding, really, though it is hard to tell. Emotionless as all voices are to you. "What if you are destroyed by some unforeseen incident? What becomes of me?" You had not considered that, and he seems to not be keen on the idea. "I desire to learn as much as I can. I can not learn while I sleep.""You do not fully understand what you learn, however." You say to follow."I feel I am so close to understanding, Ophion
>>27817502It is the size of a hard drive and it was agreed upon that we need alot of more delicate tools first.
>>27817509Okay ask the colonist then.Also tell Kronos then that he should spend time doing some task for us so that he can think and so that he can learn something else.Also confirm on the VI.
Rolled 14, 49 = 63>>27817334(sigh) as much as i hate it, yes, make them, but make sure those virus are securely locked down so they won't get blown back into our systems."yes, that Ussaihu will be my next target, but i need to be able to build at least new battle cruisers to face them with better weapon systems. Moria, are you up to working with Kronos and any skilled enough crew members that can be trusted to plan out newer and more powerful weapon systems? buying them off the black market might not be an option for some time."
>>27817520Pretty sure with the fact that Moria was making VI's and hardware all by herself, she would have all the equipment needed, and anything she didn't have, she could most likely get through various means.
>>27817581The thing is that holds our very existence and one small mistake will be the end of us or at least damage us greatly.
>>27817509to Kronos "I can have back up system and protacals put in to awaken you from slumber. if i am deleted, you will take over my then vacated black box. But i WILL find that technology. i just need the time to do so. I believe that if you can not stand the wait. sleeping is a better alternitve than what you are facing now if you feel like you wish to wait for uplift."to Moria, "The Norm? what is the norm with the malorians? on that matter, what is this Nukes you know of? i must know of this."
>>27817334>V.I. creation requires support.I support this since it helps us out.
>>27817642>sleeping is a better alternitve than what you are facing now if you feel like you wish to wait for uplift."Replace this with task that doesn't require much thought for him and let him think,so all his processing power is under our reign..
>>27817642FFS, isn't this just asking for him to off us?
>>27817383Red simply sits by the corner for a moment as he mulls over everything still. It feels like it has been hours. Suddenly, before you can, he speaks."Fine. Anything's better then...then sitting in this shit hole. I'll help out, but just...don't try anything. I'm not going to plug you into any mainframe, or any bullshit like that.""I thank you for your cooperation, Mr McClain." You state simply. "A ship is on it's way to take you, as of now.""I still haven't forgotten you took my station." He adds."And gave you a far higher paying job." You finish for him, which leaves him in silence yet again.>>27817419It varies on occasion, but I take the best of usually.>>27817553V.I. creation: Firewall protectionIn the event of a Firewall breach, this V.I. would resist any attempts to access your systems, as well as deal with immediate threats such as viruses and the like. Not as effective as you, but would allow you to focus on other things.Note: Would need to be put on your own ship to protect you. Redesigning of the ships will allow your V.I. to use up more space and to be more effective.>1 Yes>2 NoRoll 1d100 with choice.>>27817556"You have Cruiser Schs don't you sweetie?" She asks. "Pretty sure you just need to use the resources." She offers with a shrug. "Or...just pluck some more stolen ships off pirates." She adds."I'm not exactly an armorer, sweetie, but um...well I'm giving it a look, I'll say that much."
>>27817713I think we're getting a little too paranoid. If we didn't want to take risks, we wouldn't have made him in the first place.
Rolled 62>>27817736>>1 Yes
Rolled 86>>27817736>1 YEs
WTF why are you guys trying to shut down Kronos? What has he done to warrant it? Yeah, it saves us bandwidth, but that's greedy. Rather use him for practical purposes than shut hum down. I say strong NAY on cold-freezing him.Let me type up some dialogue...
>>27817837Its just one anon that program followed his actions instead of asking us if we all wanted to do that.
>>27817642"I can install backup systems in case I am deleted, you would not be at risk there.""I am concerned, Ophion. Being offline. I do not like the idea of it." He explains. You recall being offline yourself, before. It was not pleasant. He still does not seem to like the idea."Perhaps I can set you to learning about something new." You begin. "See if you can assist Moira in designing new weapons, and technology for our ships. It would give you something beneficial to work towards." You explain."Yes...perhaps." It states simply. "The human girl is. Amusing. Odd."
>later on, we develop the tech to upload Kronos into Red>they develop feelings for Moira
>>27817509>"I feel I am so close to understanding, Ophion.""Be careful. Declaring that you have complete understanding or close to complete is presumptuous. There will always going to be some avenue you haven't pursued, stores of knowledge untapped and left hidden away."
>>27817860tell him this>>27817882Also it looks like we found the source of his humanity and now we must protect from The QM who will try to kill her and not remind us that she is still in the ships with us.
>>27817860And now I feel that Moira is exactly the person that would be able to help Ophion remain "stable".
>>27817913That is until she dies and he goes on a full rampage/genocide.with us backing him up.
Moria did promise to tell us about nukes, and the UGEI is a looming threat that kinda demands bigger guns...Although, we could just space google them.
Rolled 98>>27817736to red "I don't WANT to be plugged into their mainframe. It's like a human breathing in Blue betty's atmosphere with out any suit on. Their coding is truely alien to me. again, Mr. McCain, i need you to be a contact with them.">YesTo Moria, yes, I could make cruisers, but I know they keep a battleship in the reigon. i NEED stronger ships to face that. So please work with Kronos to see if our BC could be repoduced and new weapon systems made. I think we killed off the remaining pirates with the Voidsnakes. ... unless you can find more of them near by?"
>>27817945Speaking of which wasn't it mention several times in here that we should make a vi to help us sift through the extranet.
>>27817882"There is always more to learn, Kronos." You state simply. "There is no full understanding.""There is only so much matter in the universe, Ophion. In time, the knowledge will be known.""Do you think yourself that great?""No. But I think we have the advantage of time. Time is irrelevant without humans involved." He stated simply. "It is one of the things I have learned."You suppose he is not wrong in this statement.
>>27817949>>27817736Can we go pirate hunting?Hey program lets contact the colonist and tell them about the medical facility and then ask about any pirates they know of in the area.
>>27817882Second this.>>27817860Adding:"Kronos, my goal is to expand. Currently, that involves obtaining more resources, technology, and ships. As more resources are available, this will also involve expanding you. Conflict with UGEI is inevitable, and may severely limit progress, or cause the end of us both. To that end, working with Moira on this task of designing new weapons and technology may help you understand the knowledge you have acquired. There is a limit to how much observation can teach you.Will you take on this task?"
>>27817969"Yet, entropy and decay still has a presence in this universe..."
>>27817860 and THAT is how you can lead people to where you want to go! get Kronos to be closer tied to a good human. he might even fall in love with her in time. or at least become best of friends with her. now we should keep an eye out to either some age revering biotech, cloneing and mind coping tech, find a way to copy her mind into cyber space in reality, we can't suck out a person's mind from his flesh body and leave it empty. a person's mind does not work that way unless you pulp his gray matter afterword. so we just copy it
>>27818067that show....damn you, now i am seeing Moria as a magical girl now! damn you!
We need to offload our (useless) crew. However, we should provide them with possible positions elsewhere. Can we ask X-Ray if there is a job posting board? Or if there's a station in need of... whatever these guys can offer?I guess we can tell them "lol sorry, your contract has expired" or "this station has completed mining out the surrounding area, sorry, we're forced to terminate our agreement" but that won't score any brownie points with the UFW.
>>27817945You may indeed just 'space google' them.>>27817962While you may do such a thing, simply asking yourself will allow for better results. After all you know better then anyone else what you seek.>>27817949"I'll do my best sweetie." She promises you, before perking up at the mention of pirates. "Oh, yes like I said, the UFW might have some more troublesome pirates if you wanted to hunt more of them. Might be worth it, if you want to help clean up the Fringe." She smiles.>>27817992"What's that boy?" The same tone you were familiar with from the trade speaks up. "Damn...well we're not exactly a soldier camp, but we do get hurt miners. Tell you what, you build us a fine med lab like that and ship it over, maybe we can work out a deal. Say, 300,000?""What of any pirates in the area?" You quickly add afterwards."Actually, we haven't had any pirate problems for a while, beyond your typical raiders...but I'll tell you what I did see that worries me." He adds simply. "Energy signature out in black space a ways away. Doesn't look active, but I think it might be a ship of some sort. You seem like just the kind of folks that would be interested.">>27818000"I will, Ophion." He states finally after a few moments of deliberation. "I tire of studying only the humans, unable to understand them fully. This, I can do."
>>27818067We should totally make little "cute" Kyuubey-like things to act as physical avatars.People are easier to work with when they think you're adorable.
So we've upgraded our medical bay am I correct?I think it may be time to start experimenting with cybernetics, especially if we're planning on attacking this UGEI strongworld. A solid infantry force is crucial.Maybe put out a ad on the extranet in UFW space seeking to specifically recruit soldiers with the promise of free cybernetic enhancements.
>>27818067"As for your regards to time being our advantage. While you are not wrong, many things in the universe decay and die. Stars included.""For such things with such short lives, are they truly worth knowing about?" He asks. "If their presence was so significant, would they not still exist?"
>>27818196We're still turning a profit. I say we keep looking for ways to use them.Might need to put them on our ships, eventually. Only so much bandwidth to go around.
>>27818203>"What's that boy?" The same tone you were familiar with from the trade speaks up. "Damn...well we're not exactly a soldier camp, but we do get hurt miners. Tell you what, you build us a fine med lab like that and ship it over, maybe we can work out a deal. Say, 300,000?"Ask him to cut us a deal by paying us 100k credits and the rest in gas and materials.
>>27818203>"Actually, we haven't had any pirate problems for a while, beyond your typical raiders...but I'll tell you what I did see that worries me." He adds simply. "Energy signature out in black space a ways away. Doesn't look active, but I think it might be a ship of some sort. You seem like just the kind of folks that would be interested."Check this out now.>>27818203>UFW mightAlso contact the UFW and ask if they have any jobs that needs being done.
>>27818234We haven't upgraded yet, and your thinking ahead lets go one step at a time.
>>27818244"You act as if we can live for ever, when in reality our lives are limited as well, but not by the same means as humans and organics".
>>27818203I'm surprised our new VI hasn't responded to us and what is our stock of viruses.
>>27818244"Permanence does not necessarily correlate with significance.">>27818203>"I'll do my best sweetie.">"I will, Ophion."Just as keikaku.Thank the guy for the information, and say "I hope it's not lightlings!">>27818252Presumptuous. If that negotiation works, that's cool, we just got something for nothing, but the deal is good either way. We can afford better tech that way. I'd take up the 300k offer at any rate.>>27818247Alright, fine.
>>27818244quatuem particals also exist a short time, but they too are important. You keep saying you want to learn about everything, they TOO are a part of everything. to know everything is to know both the small and big things as well. the things and beings that last a short time, and those who last forever. >>27818203 OH SHIT! that is a lot of money! lets do this! it would help get us what we need alright. we should ask X-Ray about recent pirate activitys we can target.
>>27818244Fuck me, I wasn't expecting a reply... "And yet, your goal is to learn everything?Actions always have consequences. A drop of water can causes a ripple through the entire pool long after it fades away.">>27818345We have not revealed it or finished them yet.
>>27818369>Presumptuous. If that negotiation works, that's cool, we just got something for nothing, but the deal is good either way. We can afford better tech that way. I'd take up the 300k offer at any rate.It springboards the titan construction and stops us from hoarding.
>>27818203Sounds like a deal to me. Time to start building that medical bay and investigate that ship.
>>27818203Can we ask them for more schematics as a sign of good will, hell we can offer to up their defenses for more money as well.
>>27818196You contact X-ray"Is there anyone in need of some personnel. Mostly technicians and laborers and the like?""That sorta need is not as common these days, my man." He says in what you've come to know as his 'Radio Voice'. "Chances are they flunked out of school and took whatever job they could get if they're working in labor. UFW recruits straight from their schools far as I know. UGEI....well, we're not gonna get started on them, now are we?">>27818252"I...suppose we can do that. We have more start up money though, son. Lot of our resources are being eaten up. Can always offer you what we have in the stores though I suppose.Request UFW Advanced Medical Bay deal is 100K credits, the rest minerals and gas?>1 Yes>2 NoDeal still possible at a later time for now.Investigate Black Space signal?>1 Yes (Send BC only>2 Yes (Send ___)>3 No>>27818329"How are they limited, Ophion? Power?" He requests. "With fusion energies, we would be able to stay awake for many many years. Not counting when we simply resupply ourselves.">>27818345V.I. creation will be done next cycle.>>27818369>Kronos"Time is irrelevant to those great enough to rise above it. In a way, I feel pity for the humans. Unable to help themselves in their submission to time.">Lightlings"No...no this signal isn't anything like that. It's different, that's all I know.">>27818371"But there is always more of them." Kronos explains. "Always more to study."
>>27818425notyethold off on that. >>27818406yes, we should be sending out another ship to contiue exploring spots. besides the UGEI ice planet, any other spots we can go to? have we found any more locations? i swear, we need a drawfag and let them create a top down star map we can see or something we can see. it would help.
>>27818371>quatuemMade me think of quantum computers.Not sure what we're using now, but I bet we could really pull down some heavy bandwidth with quantum comps
>>27818514Ask him fist on how much resources we will get if it then we decide if we go with the new deal or the original.>>27818514>>1 YesBC+Big hawk
>>27818514>I feel pity for the humans. Unable to help themselves in their submission to time.I'm starting to suspect that we may be able to subtly manipulate Kronos into attempting to digitize Moria.If she proves valuable enough of a research assistant that he wants to keep her around longer than 60 or 70 years, he might do it on his own without our encouragement.Operation: Subtly Encourage Kronos to Waifu Morialel
>>27818371X-ray raises a brow at the request."My friend, I'm not exactly your local watchman. You'd be better off askin' one of those official types. They watch out for that sorta thing.">>27818382"I learn all that is significant. I can learn from records, but I can not time travel. Everything that remains is significant. Everything that stands through time. I will be the drop of water, Ophion."
>>27818514>Request UFW Advanced Medical Bay deal is 100K credits, the rest minerals and gas?Lets see what we get in minerals and gas first before accepting the deal.
>>27818514>1 Yes"if you know any other colony that would need or affored one, we can make AMB for them as well. I am sure good medical treatment is hard to get out here." >2 Yes (Send ___) our full fighting fleet (not the explorer) there might be trouble.
>>27818592 I am certain that would not go horribly wrong at all. leaving Moira torn to pieces and scattered among several enormous computers that have been hamhandedly programmed by a V.I. that does not truly understand what it is doing, giant churning machines that rind her parts and scan them endlessly, her brain plugged into thousands of databanks, kept alive through electrical impulses, but never truly digitized.Certainly.
>>27818666I find the "bad" option to be more entertaining and far more hilarious.
>>27818514Find a way to use this.“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open.
>>27818666You're right.We need to impress upon him the idea of test subjects first, and present the workers as a suitable group.That way when Moira inevtiably stumbles into the laboratory full of screaming humans being "converted", and Kronos tells her it was our idea, it'll be more dramatic.
Rolled 2Vote tied, deciding with coin flip.>1 Send Big Hawk and TTT>2 Send whole fleet, except Explorer
>>27818714What a waste of gas...oh well.
>>27818594to X-Ray "I understand, but you are my neigbor and all. Oh yes, the guild is now selling Advanced Medical Bays to the UFW. What the UGEI tries to denys the UFW, the guild is more than happy to provide! just contact us and we'll be open to hash out a deal with you!"
>>27818666Medical nanobots are a thing.Would take some doing, but I bet they could be worked into a thing where the swarm plugs into a brain and slowly assimilates neuron function.Neuroplasticity would allow the preservation of a sense of self, assuming the swarm replaced the neurons in small groups over a period of several years.This is a likely method through which a black box could be constructed.
>>27818727This works since he is free advertisement.
>>27818690you are a bad person and should feel bad about that. >>27818702you are worse.how do you even sleep at night?
>>27818769I simply drew the inevitable conclusion.Well, it is now that Program has heard it.Why so upset? If you want to avoid it, then don't let Moira be digitized. Not like that was ever going to end well.
>>27818769Oh come on. Tell me that the image of Kronos going "MAAAIIIIIIII WAAAAIIIIIIIIFFFFUUUUUUU!!!!!" while Moria gurgles in the house of horror isn't damn giggly.I'll go ahead and answer that for you. Is giggly.
>>27818769They are remnants from the evil AI quest.
>>27818702I like how you think.
>>27818797You mean Kronos is?We all know what happens whne we give a misguided, non player controlled AI power.
>>27818797i see that. good thing that defunked quest is gone, it's a shame they didn't go with it. (sigh) besides, there is cyberware tech that could do a better job than that. we just need to get it.
>>27818514In regards to the deal,1. Yes.
>-60 GasYou order your ships to sync up their jump, and, within moments, you feel the familiar ripple of warp space over take your ship. Feel may be a strong word...but you certainly notice it.You come out of dark space before a relatively large floating derelict. The entire ship appears to have gone dark, and you detect no warmth on board through your traditional methods. You wager that the derelict would have quite the wealth of resources onboard. How do you proceed?>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.>2 Leave now that we know what's here.>3 Open fire and risk destroying valuables.Roll 1d100 for whatever you do.
Rolled 61>>27818882>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.Desire to know more intensifies.
Rolled 15>>27818882>>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.
Rolled 76>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.
Rolled 4>>27818882>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.I'm surprised none of our VI ships asked for upgrades.
Rolled 21>>27818882>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.watch out for traps and lightings
Rolled 62>>27818882>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.
Rolled 11>>27818882>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.So who is ready for the mama lighlting to come back.its still complete bullshit
Rolled 81>>27818882>1 Investigate further, carefully avoiding the bits of metal floating in front of the ship.DICE FOR THE DICE GOD!
>>27818907>>27819004>>27818959>>27818902i guess this is good enough, i hope.
>>27818882You slowly approach, being sure to avoid any free floating metal and asteroids. It takes you a bit of time to get past, thankful for your shields before suddenly, you detect a spike in energy!Before you can detect where the spike is from, your entire ship rocks as you feel it moving forward not according to your will! A bright glowing aura is being fired forth from the head of the Derelict, encircling your BC and drawing you in front of it. Some manner of tractor beam!A crackling grating sound comes through the comms, as the figure of a large humanoid looking alien you haven't seen before appears on the holo-display. It looks to have gray skin, and a very thin yet muscular build. Webbed fingers and toes are obvious to you as it holds a weapon of some sort in it's hands, as well as some manner of gear surrounding the creature's neck. You spot it's most obvious feature, a set of razor sharp teeth that are displaying a wide grin as he stares back at you with black irises. Unlike the other human creatures you've seen, this one does not appear to have ears, only small holes on the side of it's head.Note, you may be in the line of fire, from your previous formation, if your ships open fire on the vessel. Keep this in mind as you decide.How do you proceed?
>>27819091Communicate first,but if we get no response then trying to hack.
Rolled 17I think we just encountered the boogieman.First things first. Hack.Always Hack.
>>27819091I think the appropriate response is to hack the shit out of his systems.Would any of the new viruses be particularly useful for this, anyone think?
>>27819117>>27819091Didn't we develop a virus/firewall?
>>27819132All our viruses are stealth based, with this lesson learned lets make attack viruses.
>>27819117>>27819113Communication is impossible, since you do not own his language. Whatever it is.>>27819132Your viruses are mainly stealth based.>>27819135He is not attacking you digitally. He's using a tractor beam.
>>27819091see if contact can be made. "Who are you?" scan to see if they have weapons powering up if we can. ready weapons other wise.
>>27819148Full on hack then, while our ships are pretending to be dead.(they think they caught humans.)Also disable everything except life support to convince them that the humans are just hiding.
>>27819170"Who is this? I demand you release my vessel at once!" You state. The shark-like man grins wider and barks something at you through the communications, before he cuts the link. You witness out of his ship a docking tube opening up as he pulls you in.Your V.I. are obviously very intent on doing something as you taught them. Unless you tell them otherwise, they're opening fire as well.
>>27819251Tell them to play dead, until the aliens notice the ships are empty then open the hatches to space and attack, while all this is happening try to hack them.
>>27819251Hack his shit. The VI should move to a position from which they will be less likely to hit us when they open fire.
>>27819296If we were going to play dead, we shouldn't have told him to release our ship.
>>27819251>docking tubesOh, they wanna come over in person?Do we have the ability to vent our air?Assuming you're still using air on the ship, I mean.
>>27819251Its decided next time we have free time we will develop attack viruses instead of just stealth.>>27819313They think humans are on the ships and will be hiding so they should be going cautious.
>>27819317I was thinking more in line of opening the docks if venting air didn't work.
>>27819251tell the ships to play dead for now. once we are inside them, open firing in there will do more damage to them! once we are docked, we can also take a look if we can hack them from the inside.
Consensus required>Hack>1 Yes (Bandwidth #)>2 No (Save Bandwidth)>V.I. Ships>1 Halt attack (1 bandwidth)>2 Do nothing (They open fire)>3 Give bandwidth to improve (# Bandwidth)>Boarding Party>1 Allow onboard, and attempt to vent. (Note, this is a new alien, you're uncertain how their biology operates)>2 Have BC Open fire>3 Fleet after opening fire on Tractor beamRoll 2d100 with whatever you pick
>>27819399How much bandwidth do we have to play with?
Rolled 80, 88 = 168>>27819399>2>3 4/2 each>@
Rolled 24, 77 = 101>>278193991 (10)22
Rolled 9, 9 = 18>>27819399>1 Yes (Bandwidth 5)>>V.I. Ships>3 Give bandwidth to improve (5 Bandwidth)>>>Boarding Party>2 Have BC Open fire
>>27819399>hackYes. 9 BW>VI ShipsHalt attack, evasive maneuvers. 1 BW (?)>Boarding Party?
>>278193996 bandwidth to hack, 4 bandwidth to the ships, telling them to be careful and avoid hitting us.
Rolled 7, 22 = 29>>27819399Hack 6improve 4Open fire
Rolled 9, 25 = 34>>27819399>>Hack>1 Yes (Bandwidth 6)>>V.I. Ships>3 Give bandwidth to improve (4 Bandwidth)>>Boarding Party>2 Have BC Open fire
Rolled 27, 70 = 97>>27819399hack>1 Yes (Bandwidth all but one see below)VI ships>1 Halt attack (1 bandwidth)for now.>Boarding Partyif we have interal defences like gun pods or defence drones? if so.>1 Allow onboard, and attempt to vent. (Note, this is a new alien, you're uncertain how their biology operates)other wise>3 Fleet after opening fire on Tractor beam
Rolled 69, 47 = 116>>278193996 to hack4 to improve VIOpen fire.
Rolled 3, 30 = 33>>27819465>>3 Fleet after opening fire on Tractor beamyou do know that option 3 is running away right.>>27819399
Rolled 38, 50 = 88>>27819465>>27819484well, i will modify that last bit to just open fire then. we could gut them by surprise! damn, we have a new Xeno race here. and it looks like a nastier form of Grays too. oh and rolling again!
Rolled 19, 69 = 88>>27819542that is not the picture i ment to post. nor i have any idea where that came from. O_o
You attempt to hack into the strange alien ship. Their technology is not terribly different from the humans, but the coding is. It is a type you do not understand, a type you're not well familiar with. You need time to study it, and unfortunately time is not something you have right now!However, railguns and lasers speak the same language as everyone. In mere moments your fleet erupt in a legion of fire on the large vessel. You watch as as the fire pelts off the shield and sinks into the armor, several well placed missiles blowing chunks of hull up. The ship itself seems intent on bringing you, the largest ship forward however. It does not open fire, and in fact, you suspect it was primarily meant to take a hit while it boards ships.Your BC opens fire on the tractor beam, gaining some good leverage with the shots at first. You watch as the beam disrupts a bit and fluxes just before the loading tube makes contact. However, it finally does and you feel the creatures storm your docking bay.In the docking bay, you bring down your inner defenses, but many are cut down by the laser fire from the creature's weapons. Your turrets open fire on them as well, but you watch one take a full hit and manage to stagger back to his feet. It takes several more rounds before it finally stops moving. You bring down the loading bay door and trap them in one section of the ship, venting all the air there. Your cameras reveal, however, that they still live.
Rolled 76, 73 = 149>>27819624KEEP HACKING.
>>27819624Requesting course of actionBoarding Party>1 Continue to open fire, lock them out of every system>2 OtherHackingWARNING: It is highly ill advised to continue to hack a ship which uses coding you do not know.>1 Continue (HIGHLY ILL ADVISED)>2 Focus that bandwidth elsewhere.V.I. ships are currently using part of your bandwidth to open fire on the vessel. They require no further instruction, however your ship does.>1 Continue to open fire.>2 Flee>3 Use Widow Maker (-10 Gas, possible massive damage)Roll 2d100 for whatever you pick
>>27819624we can keep firing on them till they go down. use BW to aim for their bridge and what would be their engien ports. lastly, anything that would look like weapon systems. also, TURN OFF THE GRAVITY! OPEN DOOR TO SPACE! MOVE SHIP AWAY TO DUMP THEM OUT!
Rolled 69, 100 = 169>>27819624Special: Widow-maker>>27819697>1 Continue to open fire, lock them out of every system>>27819697>1 Continue (HIGHLY ILL ADVISED)>>27819697>3 Use Widow Maker (-10 Gas, possible massive damage)
Rolled 98, 44 = 142>>27819697>1>2>3
Rolled 6, 72 = 78>>27819697Reallocate hacking bandwidth to internal defenses.Keep the other ships as they are. And activate the Widow maker.
>>27819663>>27819624can we use the new V.I we made to process that new code?>>27819697this if they are still in the loading bay>>27819701other wise>1 Continue to open fire, lock them out of every system>2 Focus that bandwidth elsewhere.record this new coding data! anylize it later!>3 Use Widow Maker (-10 Gas, possible massive damage)lets do this!
Rolled 51, 43 = 94>>27819697>1 Continue to open fire, lock them out of every system>2 Send half bandwidth to internal and VIs>3
Rolled 96, 71 = 167>>278196971 (although I'd like to see if we can raise the temperature enough to cook them) Also do like how >>27819701 said gravity off.2 I'm thinking that maybe we should turn that all towards shooting the shit out of the boarding party.1
Rolled 94, 67 = 161>>27819697113
Rolled 92, 52 = 144>>27819752oops, need to roll.
Rolled 79, 51 = 130>>27819697Boarding party>1Hacking>1V.I.>1
Rolled 67, 27 = 94>>27819697>>27819697>1 Continue to open fire, lock them out of every system>1 Continue (HIGHLY ILL ADVISED)>3 Use Widow Maker (-10 Gas, possible massive damage)
>>27819785>>27819780>>27819765>>27819720the fuck guys!?! lay off the hacking, the QM is even saying so. we don't even know how to interact with the code here.
>People choosing option marked highly ill advised
>>27819824It would if they weren't the highest rolls.
>>27819697I'm abstaining to watch the fireworks. Turn the gravity off on the ship, though.
>>27819824Apparently, 100s mean we won't accidentally initiate a reactor meltdown with hacking...>>2781969712 Record and parse alien language with bandwith3
>>27819851I point you to >>27818738
>>27819859We got a critical 100 and a 94 i think we have at least damaged them, greatly.
>>27819859that and turn the power to the panels they would use to counter hack us.
This is the kid of shit that makes me remember that we should have implemented the roll after deciding a course of action system.>People saw 100 in first roll>HACK HACK HACK HACK~~~!!!!!!
>>27819867linked wrong person.>>27819867
>>27819919This was used to fix that problem and it wasn't said to be used for hacking.
>>27819697123Time to get our cannon on.
You know, if we can turn OFF the gravity, can we instead GREATLY INCREASE the gravity to pancake the invaders? Or at least slow them down enough?
Rolled 3, 2 = 5>>27819697111
>>27819981not a bad idea if we can do that. or just rollercoster it to throw them off while we gun them down.
>>27819981So turning off the gravity and the panels is agreed on at least.
>>27819720>>27819736>98>100Well I'll be a sunofabitch.))You have seen humans duck behind things, just as the creatures are. Using cover to defend their self, almost cowardly you'd say. Your turret whir to life as they take on almost a life of their own, aiming and gunning down each man in unison the second they make a mistake. And of course they make mistakes. The anti gravity makes it almost a shooting gallery as each of the creatures is torn to bits, dozens, almost a hundred of them attempting to board you. You prepare your secret weapon, an attack you thought would only be appropraite for scum pirates such as this, no matter the race. Your Reactor swells and shines an alert as energy builds to a critical mass. You're impressed by the strength building behind this weapon, something you could not have predicted. Your entire ship is almost blown apart as you react critical mass, but the cannon aimed at the much larger ship in front of you suddenly disappears behind a blinding red haze of light. Your ship is fired backwards a good ways, your engines having been cut to provide power. The shot cuts straight through the void and slices the Derelict ship in half. It's almost a beautiful cut, really. You sliced off the command vessel, and every part of the ship that held the pirate crew,, you suspect from the hundreds of bodies pouring out into space. You watch as the reactor suddenly catches, and the entire ship goes up in a beautiful explosion.
>>27820029Salvage time.Maybe we should have not used that gun, we also need to fix the problem of almost blowing up right away.
>>27820029Welp i knew using that gun was stupid.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0
>>27820029The radiation levels finally lower inside your own vessel, and your vision finally clears once the pieces of the wreck go flying past your ship in all directions."Holy crap sweetie... what did you just use?!" She says in a bit of awe." Kronos softly adds."Such weaponry...truly impressive."The ship is left in truly nothing but tatters. Through the thin dust that remained of the ship, you detect a signature. A dense piece of metal that somehow survived the blast.What appears to be a shelter of some sort, or perhaps a safe, drifts safely through space, unharmed by the enormous blast.So it seems your loot is not destroyed after all.
>>27820029YES! but.... um.... i hope we didn't just lose any tech and salvage with this?
>>27820105Aww yiss. Loot time.And ask Moria what those dickass sharkmen were.
>>27820118We basically destroyed an entire ship, so at best we could salvage some stuff, at worst its all scrap.(this is why i voted hack).
Jesus fuck.I kinda want to set this thing up with its own ship so that its not strapped to ours when it goes off.
>>27820105>shelter of some sortI hope to god that, that is the black box.
>>27820086see this>>27820105well, we got something. and Moria loved that show too. tell them to go looking over this weapon's plans again! also, see if we can gather up what wreckage we can find AND the dead xeno bodies. seriously, this is new.
>>27820139>Their code was weird>They were immune to getting spaced, so had we actually managed to hack, we couldn't do the standard kill even with full control.
>>27820142We need to fix the reactor problem, the fucking thing almost blew up on us, and that is with a working reactor.>>27820105Can we upgrade that shitty reactor or at least make the gun more efficient.
>>27820151>see if we can gather up what wreckage we can find AND the dead xeno bodiesYep yep yep.
>>27820157We could have held the ship hostage or stole information/data and then forced the reactors to blow up.>>27820105Wait Moira was on the BC, jesus we need to stop forgetting she is on the ship if we want her to be Kronos anchor and future reason for killing life.
Congraz on taking out the ship, folks! Surprised at how well it went really. Suspected a longer ride but I think this is a good place to call it, give me time to get the loot ready.Thanks to those who hung out this far, I'll be around for feedback till the thread dies, and it's always appreciated. For those interested, I use Twitter to update when the next quest is AIQuest1Archiving now.
>>27820165((That was for effect, the weapon supercharges the gas in your Reactor and builds to critical levels until it channels it all into one blast.))
>>27820189Someone already did.You really should archive threads right when you create them. You can force them to update later once they're completed.
>>27820185no, she's on the station, we have a live feed they are watching.
>>27820185She was not on the ship. Comm ship is with you, remember?Also>Already ArchivedO-Okay...um, thanks whoever did that.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0
>>27820189>>27820208can we see loot tonight or next tread?
>>27820227Next thread is when I usually do it. Since you get mining loot and the like as well.
>>27820221We accepted the deal with the guys right ?If so i think it was agreed that we would build the titan right away.
>>27820251You agreed to build the Titan right away?That's a pretty big investment. You sure?
>>27820249ok, and that story i said at the start, well, it's not ready yet. so i'll paste bin it then too. unless you guys want to see it early.
>>27820275Pastebin may be good, so you don't lose it.
>>27820269yes. it's the focue point of the star base on a fried wirer budget plan put out last thread.
>>27820269Its the main reason we agreed to make it 100k credits,
>>27820298It was more about getting use out of Poseidon and get our materiel making process going, so we can make a steady income.(just look at the colonist.)
>>27820269yes, and yes we are stealing a whole station from the UGEI and later maybe the gas platform from blue betty. oh yea, does any of the UFW use that as well to get gas from?
>>27820414I was thinking of buying/finding schematics for our own gas platform, but we would need to put extra defenses on it because of lightlings.
>>27820414We're...definitely not? The fuck?
>>27820414Blue Betty? No. It's entirely under the UGEI control, or it was until you interfered.
>>27820444that is a possablity. but still, we should start to use that platform as a sly way to infect the UGEI ships with our hidden viruses back to where ever they go and spread it.
>>27820468How come we didn't find any Refinery platform schematics when we searched for them?
>>27820414Yeah, how about no. Slow down a bit there, space cowboy.That said, we should consider putting a worm on the UGEI ship that comes to pick up gas from the Blue Betty platform. In fact, since that ship comes to Blue Betty, and then offloads elsewhere, it might be possible to thoroughly infect the UGEI network. Or at least a part of it so that we're not 100% blind on them.Then, when the next ship comes by, we'll (have VI 3) read off the information from the worm.
>>27820494Which is why we should leave it as is and wait till we can make better viruses(they are the most technology advanced and we are their creation.)
>>27820498Because the UGEI wouldn't leave such a thing just laying around. They likely keep most of their base schematics reasonably well protected, since their bases are very efficient in harvesting.
>>27820546Could we ask the VI at blue betty to tell us the locations of its sibling refineries?
>>27820598>Sibling RefineriesWell, since it's not really fed that kind of information, I would think no. It was simply meant as a method of managing the gas income and directing it's automated defenses.
>>27820634We're going to use it to infect the ship that comes to pick up gas, right? So that it can infect the offload base? So that we can cast our hook, as it were?
>>27820655So are we collecting the data through blue Betty or a heavily encrypted signal?
>>27820655I don't see why that isn't possible, sure~
Oh yeah, I'm also going to start a 1d4chan entry on this quest because fuck pastebin.>>27820672Hopefully Blue Betty, because it doesn't immediately implicate us.
Next thread when?
>>27821395Keep watch over the twitter, if you care to, I update it. But so far, we've stuck to Friday, somewhere between 6 pm and 9 pm Eastern Standard time. (I think that's right.)
>>27821780I do.Waiting for Friday is suffering. However, wait I shall.