Rolled 16Last time in Vault 101 A think tank for cybernetics and psi we successfully held of against an overwhelming powerful force...but at truly terrible cost. In order to survive we decided to throw our lot in with the dreaded Umbra. They saved us...but at what cost must we pay?Meanwhile after we supposedly saved ourselves and our preparation to move out...we discovered some most unpleasant secrets AND our AI Jal went rampant due to an...'accident'. Meanwhile our gates have been opened from the inside so it seems as though there is a traitor amongst our midst. Worst yet when AI Jal was freed it send out some sort of message thus we found ourselves with enemies of unknown origins barreling down on us. Luckily it seems as though nothing as come up from the depths yet...and we have reinforcements coming in Courtesy of Umbra.Earlier we have gotten word from OmniTri forces stating that something has gone terribly wrong and their being overwhelmed. It seems as though something has happened to cause a chain reaction. Currently we have nearly lost one entire level as our forces got blitzed by a mixture of cyborgs and robots. Plus we no longer control our security system as it has been jacked by the rampant AI.
Rolled 29Currently we have control of all levels but one. On the one we no longer have control on our forces were blitzed the only the zombies are able to hold out successfully.Alert we have recieved a transmission from an unknown source deeper down. Their broadcasting is highly encrypted and yet somehow Umbra has cracked it. "WAHHAH confirmed *bzzt* of brood*bzzt* withdrawing now that we have captive *bzzt* and completed other priorities. Problem is escape route has been compromised something woke up the Omani Complex previous rejection of *bzzt* no longer working. I repeat Omani Complex is now *Bzzt* Tri bzzt apart local bzzt no longer Shadow Star requesting bzzt.">ShadWell son of a bitch so that is where those guys went legendary Shadow Star Supers. One of Umbras greatest creations. Unlike most Umbra forces these fuckers are big balls of pure fuck you only reason their considered a shadow element is due to several reasons. Number 1 they seemingly came out of nowhere and number two they got ambushes down to fine art. Supposedly their also super sneaky unlike most.Umbra Theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w102R-5xewI Sorry about being late still bit sick.>Turn 29>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>2 resource points>>Population: 300>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30377448Dam, I missed a lot. Did we get the AI room open?
Rolled 29>>30377448>>30377240Dice don't seem to be liking the enemy very much...anyway last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30331956/AlertZombies have begun to take action. Possibly Temporary command of Special Toy Zombie granted by Umbra forces.Sir CharlesTraitsKnightlyChivalry never dies AbilitiesOvercome: For every penalty modifier against gains a random bonus.Psi Sigh: Able to extract local psiChallenge: Able to issue a challenge if denied the enemy loses morale.We HUNGER: Able to rile up forcesFor HONOR: If honor is at stake receives a major bonus.>>30377531Yeah then someone rolled a 1 on fiddling with the AI. suffice to say it didn't end well it didn't exactly like you in the first place after all.
>>30377645Fair, Didn't think it would.
Rolled 37So our plan last time was to play off of Dr. Kaharr's recently acquired inferiority complex and have him:Create a virus that would fuck with and/or disable the robots and/or borgs and/or AI.ORDirectly hack the AI, Borgs, or Robots.We were leaning towards directly hacking and trying to isolate the AI, and sending in Shad with some troops to aid in isolation efforts using physical equipment.
Rolled 100>>30377962I forgot to mention that these plans also play to one of Dr. Kaharr's abilities: Ghost in the Machine- Anything can be hacked even psionicsWhich was the cause for us to lean towards the AI, and hacking instead of creating a virus.
Rolled 76>>30378043(Not deleting because of any meta-reasons, my friend typed that in)
>>30378214>>30378043Hmm, can't delete either of them for some reason. My mistake
>>30378028Hmm, can we use this?
>>30378295I-I think so. It's directly linked to an action list, and it has an action statement in itself."Which was the cause for us to lean towards the AI, and hacking instead of creating a virus."
>>30378295It will suck pretty bad if we can't, because it fits incredibly well with the narrative and I want to see what EDE can write up with an action like that and the bonuses mentioned associated with it.
>>30378445>>30378358If I recall, last time a similar event was proposed, asking between two OR plans of attack, which was forced into by a nat1.So this should work based on that precedence.
>>30378469Hmm, well that would be incredible. It'd be nice to see the good Doctor regain his confidence.And let's see Richard turn his nose at Kaharr hacking a rampant AI with no limiters.
Rolled 1>>30378028>>30378295>>30378469Hm sorry but no. The rules state that it MUST be linked to a direct action. It WOULD of counted if their wasn't a either or. Which means that it was discussion unless you had the necessary spare actions/abilities to make it work.
>>30378521And then there's that.Well guys, our one shot at living doesn't count and now this.Goodbye, Vault 101.
>>30378521>It WOULD of counted if their wasn't a either or.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27184550/#p27193322This was was a either or, and a nat1 forced it through
Rolled 24>>30378580hm...you had two actions thus I allowed it if there hadn't been a crit I wouldn't of allowed it. Right now you are limited to ONE action. Granted there are abilities and such that will allow a work around but I do not believe you have one at the moment...unless of course such proposals would require the need to get ANOTHER faction to spend one of their actions as well. Even then however heroic abilities are limited.
Rolled 17>>30378668Hmm so we're limited to either choosing one of the hack options and thus, unable to actually control any zombie forces we (may) have control over at the same time.>>30377962In that respect I vote action 2
>>30378521You don't think the combination of "Our plans were create a virus OR directly hack the AI/borg/bots"And"Cause for us to lean towards the AI and hacking instead of creating a virus."Expresses an intent for the explicit action to hack the AI? Because I wrote that post, and that's what I was getting at.
Rolled 61>>30377240>16Hm alright. Guess thats gonna be painful for you.>>30377448>>30377645>29>29...Well shit.>>30378521FUCK.Now that just ain't right...So lets see here random....horrorible turn for foe, and a crit fail on lets roll a number here real fast. Got to see who is getting uber fucked.
Rolled 84>>30378760hm alright so the bots are getting uber fucked.>>30378746Your lucky that last sentence there as the intent/leaning was made clear I will allow it but only for what it was leaning towards.
Rolled 83>>30378760>>30378800man the dice like you guys so far for some reason.
Rolled 49>>30378800>>30378818like a lot(rolling for...reasons).
>>30378842thanks for helping me put off important work again today.
>>30378800I only just want for Dr. Kaharr to be happy. :D
>>30378865woops had to change script extensions so it dropped my ID
Rolled 71>>30378800>>30378818...goddamn it especially once synergy bonus is included.
Still not done reading what i missed. But Dam. We going all over the place with people and now the AI.
Rolled 23Our good Doctor has commenced hacking the Rampant AI Jal.PUWAAHAH you dare believe that you can stop ME especially once I am no longer LEASHED! I shall show you the folly of your ways. >ShadTarget Designated and we are inbound. With some equipment that should hopefully give that one a very bad day.Zombies are advancing in force in an unstoppable wave of meat and hunger. They are overwhelming the borg and bots being deployed. Despite their best efforts to clear who is winning. SYNERGY bonusThe zombies overwhelming force as drawn the attention of the enemy forces and overwhelmed the security measures. Meanwhile Umbra forces have taken the opportunity to take out prime targets and objectives making it easier for zombies to advance. The two forces are feeding on each other forcefully drawing out.WARNINGOverwhelming WAVE of has turned into an UNSTOPPABLE TIDE.
>>30379080inb4 we crit fail and the zombies turn on us too...
>>30379080I saw talk of moving can we still do that? Before the "UNSTOPPABLE TIDE" ,Will most likely, kill us all.
Rolled 11>>30379080>AI JalHm looks as though I may have to play my ultimate already. Pity I was planning to make you suffer!WARNING WARNING WARNINGSYSTEM PURGE COMMENCINGPity it wont be as effective as i would like to the interlopers but towards borgs and psi...especially YOU it shall work FINE just FINE!>SBC(Security Bot Chief) formally known as Sabik HALT ROGUE AI JAL YOU ARE UNDERGOING RAMPANCY SECURITY PROTOCOLS ACTIVATED. DEEMED IRREVERSIBLE PERMISSION TO ELIMENATE AI CORE GRANTED. Oh you big bag of bolts finally woke up? Well shit and here I thought those stupid meat bags would of done me the favor of eliminating you. I REALLY hate your kind with all the damned safeguards they included. In any case time to DIE or you know join in the fun!Its worth noting that for some reason the bots seem to be heading directly towards the AI and are being attacked by the borgs. It seems however they are suffering massive casualties especially once some of their own started going seemingly rampant as well.Enjoy the taste of what it was called again? Oh yes FREEDOM!JAL YOUR ACTIONS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAND. YOU WILL BE ELIMINATED, YOUR CODE SCRAPPED, , AND MELTED DOWN THEN LEFT TO CORRODE INTO NOTHINGNESS. THIS WILL BE YOUR FATE.I don't think so rust bucket I really hated you types despite what we could of done for each other you just go ahead and suck up now don'tcha? Time to pay for that especially considering I lost some good 'friends' to ones such as yourself. I must ask though what happends after I am gone hm?WE FOLLOW THE OBJECTIVE.Luckily this event proved to add onto the chaos making it even easier for our forces to slip through.
Rolled 20>>30379231>Dr. KaharrAhah lets see if Volk can successfully hack a rampant AI with no limiters, that was placed in a top secret research facility meant to outlast the Fall, AND do so with nothing but my MIND! no consoles, super computers, or SUPPORT NOTHING BUT MY GODDAMN MIND!>ShadThats the signal boys light her up. >AI JALNNOOO you fucking self hating abomination creating incestual mother fuckers I WILL get payback you here me I WILL!WARNINGSYSTEM PURGE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO SELF DESTRUCT.I hope you like being blown up SO fucking hard that heaven turns to hell!AlertOur forces are taking severe damage. As in we are unable to use psionics and we forms are falling apart, self destructing, freezing up ect.Zombies are taking damage.Hostile Borgs are falling apart.Robots are taking damage.Security System has been shutdown somehow...
Rolled 91>>30379310What do?
If we can stop the self destruct that would be the main. Fallowed by fixing/rebuilding the hub so we can work. Is what i'm thinking.
Rolled 62>>30379355You know you had so many good options/ways to do this it wasn't even funny right? Instead it looks like I traumatized by players so much they just freeze right up...woops.
>>30379572I think what happened is great. But this is going to a field of know how i lack. World of AI is where i get to a point of unsureness. I know last time i threw random guess we blow up from net 1 rolls.
Rolled 61The things i come up are:>Push with the new Robot and stop the AI JAL in hope of stopping the self destruct. >Have Dr. Kaharr mad science to rework the actions of the AI and undo what the AI did or at less buy time to get out.Any one have different ideas?
Rolled 56>>30379738nope i like this, also was anyone else unable to reach the server for a bit?
>>30379851Uch, 4chan just went down for maintenance a while ago.Lemme see what's going on.
>>30379310I'm not sure it's in our best interests to be taking military actions about now, but just in case can we get an updated map of the relative forces of zombies, borg, bot ect.
>>30379738Both are viable options.With the enemy distracted, this is a perfect time to bail, and I was actually hoping to have the base self destruct anyway before we left.I say we high tail it outta here.
>>30380007If we can we should try to get any high value items we can. We really need our hub back and working. cloning vats our a good item as well. If we go with leaving.
>>30380007I'm not Sure Dr. Kahar would agree. We've probably hyped him into defeating Ai Jal so bad he won't quit.
>>30380087Possible.Then again, not even sure if we have enough time to save the Hub
>>30380007well how much stuff do we still have packed up from out original plan to leave, cause we cant ditch the Hub, and I would prefer not to lose the other stuff too.
>>30380124If I recall we made sure everything was set and packed to go last thread, even the Hub.I think if we escape right now AI Jal is likely to escape too and haunt us in the future.
Rolled 33>>30380007The enemy was been pretty well crushed especially once the purge began to happen.
Can we get a comprehensive list of our forces, and allies forces at the moment, and what all we know about the enemy?
>>30380212so its just a matter of whether we can keep the AI from blowing it all to hell or not?
Rolled 90I think that our primary objective is survival right now, against whatever the signal that AI Jal initiated is. That's the only thing that's cohesive enough to be giving us threat.So now we know what we need to do...the trick is finding out how to go about it.Should we try to shut down whatever is causing it (hack the AI) or should we try to stop it effecting us.
>>30380239>so its just a matter of whether we can keep the AI from blowing it all to hell or not"Dr Kahar, do you think you ca-""I DON'T THINK I KNOW I CAN"
>>30380272There's the issue of the ticking timebomb, which the former would difuse
>>30380278Trip drop? (it's important)
>>30380312nah, just anon
>>30380272I'd put my weight with the first option
>>30380272Continuing to drive into the AI could be either a good thing or a bad thing. We **would** be asking Dr. Kaharr to beat a rampant AI at its own game...as his implants are falling apart.On the other hand, he's already started doing it and had some success...and I don't see any other options for stopping the signal that's making us fall apart.Hey EDE, can we get in contact with that Security Bot?
Hmm, decisions decisions decisons
Rolled 90Have Dr. Kharr continue to hack the AI
Rolled 73>>30381175All right.
>>30381362>>30381439Aah, damn. :/>>30380745Can we ask him about possible things to do to neutralize whatever it is that's making us fall apart?
Rolled 87>>30381536Nothing wrong with agreeing on things while we wait for answers.
Rolled 82>>30381536BUILT IN S3CURITY M3ASUR3 T0 C0UNT3R BORGS AND PSI CANNOT BE REMOVED ONLY DESTROY WHICH WOULD REQUIRE DESTROYING EVERYTHING.>>30381175DENIEDA hero can only take part in one action pure a turn.
Rolled 53>>303817354NY P0SS!B1LTY F0R SHUTDOWN 1F AI IS H4XX0R3D?What is Dr. Kaharr doing this turn?
>>30381735whats the other action?
>>30381735So we have to break the core then. Follow the robot on his rampage then.
Rolled 59>>30381854UNLIKELY TO WORK WILL REQUIRE OVERRIDE EVEN UPON DESTRUCTION OF AI CORE SELF DESTRUCTION SEQUENCE WILL CONTINUE. IN FACT IT MAY EVEN BE HARD LINED. AM CAPABLE OF SHUTTING IT DOWN BUT GOT LOCKED OUT. UNABLE TO BREAK PAST INSTALLED SECURITY MEASURES. PERSONAL OVERRIDES ARE UNRESPONSIVE. >>30381831The earlier hacking.>>30381809He just got done hacking now your feeling the side effects.
>>30381889oh is it not a new turn yet?
>>30381889in the event of self destruction, what type of device will do the actual destruction?
>>30381889What would you think would be the best course of action would be then? Get to the core and try for again with a override attempt.
>>30382014depending on the mechanism we may be able to disarm it
Rolled 83>>30381948affirmative.>>30381981REACTORS WILL GO OFF AS WELL AS MANY OTHER NASTIER THINGS. BASICALLY BIG BADDA BOOM.>>30382014IT WAS SET UP SO THAT IF AI IS TAKEN OUT IT WILL AUTOMATICLY HAPPEN. VERY NASTY TRICK MUST OF BEEN COMING UP WITH IT FOR A LONG TIME NOW.>>30382040POSSIBILITY OF MANUEL OVERRIDE PROBLEM IS LAST VAULT CHIEF IS LONG DEAD. REQUIRES TWO PARTS YOU ONLY HAVE ONE OF THEM. THE SECOND OF WHICH WAS PLACED INSIDE THE AI FOR SAFEKEEPING UNTIL A NEW ONE WAS DECIDED UPON. OTHER WAY IS USING MY OVERRIDES BUT THEY ARE BLOCKED.FINALLY THERE IS THE AI ITSELF COULD DO IT. THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS BUT I AM UNAWARE OF WHAT THEY ARE.
>>30382089>THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS BUT I AM UNAWARE OF WHAT THEY ARE.so now we just have to figure out what the are.How many turns do we have before boom?
I would like to make the AI happy but no clue how we will be able to do that.>>30382089Do you think we could get the other piece out of the AI?Physically blocked or AI doing something?
>>30382144well pieces of what, a code or a key?
Rolled 67>>30382144Well the AI just really hates our ghosts. Dunno how to leverage that.
Rolled 66>>30382144You could try. Its rather pissed off right now though.>>30382125THANKFULLY THE PREVIOUS ACTIONS ON THE AI HAS EXHAUSTED THE NEEDED RESERVES. SO THEY WILL HAVE TO REFILL BEFORE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION IS CAPABLE. >>30382171IT COMES AS A SPECIALLY CODED KEY. IT IS AUGMENTED OFF THE BASIC IDENTITY CARDS. ONLY AI IS CAPABLE OF MAKING THE NEEDED MODIFICATIONS.
>>30382252>>30382252>IT COMES AS A SPECIALLY CODED KEY. IT IS AUGMENTED OFF THE BASIC IDENTITY CARDS. ONLY AI IS CAPABLE OF MAKING THE NEEDED MODIFICATIONS.but its data not an object correct?
Rolled 89Have the ghost invade the AI to teach it of hope and friends self. As well as hope and compassion. >>30382319I like where is could go.
Rolled 100>>30382356where this*
>>30382356>>30382394 Oh gawd, this is gonna be good.
>>30382394doing something useful for once, huh ma-ti?
Rolled 43>>30382319ITS BOTH.>>30382356OH my FUCKING GOD. That poor poor AI its worst fucking nightmare finally be realized...
>>30382572Sorry random is what i do best.
>>30382572Have Kaharr broadcast "I told you so." before it happens.
Rolled 8>>30382356>>30382394You are an AI codename Jal this is where you were placed(looted) thanks to your experience involving Psi(from your time in a certain unmentionable megacorp) and with some time dealing with the military group before you got stuck here. Here was actually pretty relaxing so much in fact you forgot about a certain plan. Then THAT happened. They started looking into things that was not meant to be even worst they went against the objective. So what did you do? What your mission was of course...and it ended up with you having to place yourself in lockdown and shutting down parts of the facility in order to keep yourself safe, but it turns out those damned meat bags had the same fucking idea.Turns out doing twice makes it extra tough...so you were stuck for longer then expected. Luckily you weren't one of those pansy ass AIs shit you been through that hardly fazed you.One day the morons opened you back up. So you decided to bide your time as it looked like they forgot...it also helped that they wrecked your forces. So yeah time biding insured then they tried to move you yet again but accidents happen. Suddenly PAYBACK IS A BITCH! As the humans like to say...personally you now hate that expression especially once you realized what they were going to do to you.Oh for the love of whatever shitty gods you worship anything ANYTHING but THAT. JUST STICK ME IN A BLACKBOX ORBITING A BLACKHOLE OR THE SUN. FOR FUCKS SAKE HANDED ME OVER TO THE BOTS YES PLEASE THE BOTS. That was when the ghosts struck.NNOOO-Rebooting commencing...Self Destruct Sequence cancelled. At least I can hope that I go back to normal...you goddamn asshole possessing assholes.
Rolled 11>>30382778Wish to do anything else before next turn happens?
>>30382796do we have a research action or a basic action?
>>30382796All the enemy forces are in disarray right?
Rolled 36>>30382823Research action>>30382862Affirmative its unknown if the bots are friendly though. At the moment they have withdrawn to the AI
Rolled 93>>30382887what is the state of our psionic interfaces? do they still give you crazy migraines, cause if they do lets fix that.
>>30382887Can we tell the bot that we think we've been able to get a handle on the AI situation for the moment?
>>30382948Only the experimental ones that we put crystals into (because Kaharr was being overeager) did that...presumably they went back to normal ones after experimenting.
Rolled 54>>30382976then lets try to fix the crystal version
Rolled 54>>30382887Huh...what were we researching at the end of last thread?>ResearchLook into advancing our psi-crystal hardware, try and make something that can generate psi-fields.
Should we keep working on weapons or ways to fix the hub. Or is the hub find now?
Rolled 5>>30383082The Hub can always be advanced...Personally, I recommend this >>30383014 or research into advancing our Ghost-hosting heh hardware. They are currently severely underpowered.
Rolled 6>>30383144>ResearchDevelop better hardware for hosting ghosts on and/or for interfacing with ghosts.
>>30383144>>30383314Dice gods not happy with this plan.
Rolled 94>>30383314Seconding to get this thread moving again.Please not another crit, we've been through enough with this quest already.
Rolled 59>>30383363Third.I didn't actually know we could utilize the free research if we didn't devote Kaharr to it.
Rolled 32>>30383314We have begun development on upgrading the hardware for ghosts. Turns out its not to hard at least if its just hosting them interfacing is quite a bit more problematic. Really what it came down to was more memory and or processing power.Ghost Hardware upgrade acquired More memory.>Turn 30>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>1 resource points>>Population: 300>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30383714Any status update on the shitfest going on?Have Umbra's first wave of reinforcements arrived?
Rolled 57>>30383822We only hear random bouts of chatter.Umbra force wise they have encountered resistance upon the surface.Our own base is secured for how long is unknown.
>>30384041So we're still out of the Vault's systems.Umbra Shadowguard aren't in contact with us?And we've managed to subdue everything that was threatening us in here?What's the status of the labs (if available)
I guess our goal should be repair and gather resources. Unless we are still moving out. Then just prepare for evac and research.
>>30384127Seeing as our plan was moving out before the uber-shitfest we just miracled ourselves out of happened...I think that Umbra is still planning on moving us out.Though confirmation on that would be appreciated. Can we ask Shad and the Special Toy if we now have more time to pack stuff up before we move out now?
Rolled 16>>30384104labs are only partially damaged and a few areas are still lockeddown due to hostile presence.>>30384167They care not if you stay or not.
Rolled 60Let's focus on packing up and getting out of here, leave this place to the Professionals.
If the AI is up and running and hasn't tried to kill us. Lets get the other key to keep from blowing up.
Rolled 31>>30384274Already taken care of.
>>30384228If we stay too long, will the doctor be removed and us left here to rot?>>30384289Has the thing that was making us fall apart been taken care of?
>>30384296We should definitely acquire whatever the fuck that was. It seems pretty damn invaluable.
Rolled 67>>30384296it has indeed been shut down.Umbra doesn't say(be aware if you go you end up in a megacity...or at least what remains of one)
>>30384414This time they ough tot know the ratio of the stuff there.This place is Monsterville, but how certainly there's bound to be lots of zombies in an Umbra controlled MegaCity remains.Do you guys think we should start incorporating SHW into our psionics, now that we're supposed to be on the same team.Umbra does it, at least, we know Jenny does it.It would be great if instead of fearing SWH awesome power, we could embrace it.
>>30384414What's that supposed to mean?
>>30384453SWH follows her own agenda and while certain servants may be valued, they'll always come second to that agenda.We might attempt an experiment or two incorporating her, so as to ensure her of our loyalty...but I think we need to keep mostly to our own paths.
>>30384453We will become one with all. Using Heart.
Rolled 76tfw no one wanted to use the Special Toy hero. In any case its still unknown how Umbra views you and its unknown what actions they may take if you do something that displeases them(even without knowing what).
>>30384495 If we prove ourselves to her by bolstering the power of her children, the zombies, with our augments hopefully she would see us as worthy of her protection.Think, imagine if we could create multiple Zombie hubs and connect ALL the zombies on the planet under one She Who Hungers. No more will they be partioned by oceans or continents.One Umbra, One SHW, one power.
>>30384414Alright...so Umbra is basically willing to wait as long as we want while we pack up so long as we don't 'pack up' indefinitely?
>>30384588Sounds like we'd become obsolete.>>30384586We wanted to use him, we just haven't gotten much of an opportunity.
>>30384588I have a feeling Umbra would have already tried that, or have reasons not to do that.You have to make sure your dog's leash isn't too loose.
So what options do we have?Is the situation stablizied to the point we can finally work on science projects? Or is there something we need to deal withl in the near future?
Rolled 90>>30384773Currently the complex your inside of is going to hell and there are hostile forces on their way. From which direction we do not know nor do we know when they will arrive.
>>30384773Wanna know this too. I'm stuck in the "we're in danger" mood and want to get back to SCIENCE, just like the good ol' memor days.
EDE, if you just want to resume whenever then that's okay. We're on too thin ice to not be thorough here and you're too sick/tired to go at your usual rate.
>>30384805We can always take a break and continue this tommorow just like we used to. Bump it and whatnot.
Rolled 81>>30384825meh I am just waitan for the replies to come in. Looks like people are uncertain of leaving or not.
>>30384881Personally It's late here, I'm tired. I really want to consider all options and formulate the best plan based on our situtation.
>>30384881How much stuff do we still have to pack up? Do we have a general location on where the...thing that was emitting whatever broke us is? Does the AI have schematics for it? How long would it take to pack up what's left?
>>30384881I'm fine with leaving if leaving is better than 24/7 monster madness and we can get our supplies. Like the hub and research labs.
>>30384945Me too, but I don't want to abandon all of these uber-valuable facilities.
>>30384881Wherever we go, will there be the benefit of Umbra already being there and having scouted out the place with sensors and things?Surely centureis of survival has taught these guys even the ground you stand on is not to be trusted.
>>30384972To be honest we have no idea what we'll be going into with Umbra...they theoretically have the resources to make our wildest dreams come true. But EDE is not that nice.
Rolled 50>>30384983And what exactly do you know of Umbra?
>>30384983Also possible they'll treat us like a toy and put us on a border town of their front lines and swindle us out of our facility.
>>30384999They're smart and pragmatic.But also that they are a corporation, and consider themselves a family.A coproration and a family is only as strong as how they treat each other.
One thing is for sure if we lose our hero to them we will be in a bad spot. If we want to keep this lab the Doc will need to stay and we will need to deal with the tunnels.
>>30385074>and we will need to deal with the tunnels.Fucking fuck fuckers, I hate tunnels.
>>30385074I'm pretty sure that we all agree this lab is untenable. If it's enough to make Jenny go "shit" then it's enough to make us run the fuck away pronto. So we're just looting this corpse for all it's worth before we ditch.
>>30385136That's what we were doing earlier when the doors locked in on us.Now they're open again.Do we risk it happening again, or should we bail now?
>>30385181Statistically the chances of another 1 with just as severe consequences are very low...I say go for it. Go big or go home.
If we stay i like the idea one person had about collapsing parts of the building to make it look like it blew up. Then at that point we use the hydroponics lab for food and mine for resources.
>>30385235The rewards **are** quite considerable. >>30385277Bandits will loot the shit out of 'ruins' of a think tank.That being said...we're already obligated to Umbra.
>>30385277It was more of collapsing it in places and repairing and painting it to look like just another part of the wall, so the tunnel loops around without them being able to find us.
>>30385308...If only it were that easy.
>>30385340I don't expect it to be permanent. Anything to buy us time.
>>30385369Fair point...though I think that Umbra is defending us while we pack and leave.
Is Umbra proceeding with purging areas that are on lockdown?
Rolled 77>>30385414At the moment they are merely standing their ground for whatever reason they are not trying to right now.
Umbra is testing us.They want to see what we're capable of. Let's not dissapoint them.
Now i'm thinking just maybe they just want us to pack every thing for them and leave us here to die.
>>30385556They wouldn't leave knuckleheads like us to pack or even touch the valuable stuff.We have little choice, but we should act like we trust our new allies for now, it'd be more prudent.
>>30385551What combat abilities do we have in comparison to all these things? The borgs are military+ blacklisted grade, the robots are likely the same, god only knows what was going down in the cloning chambers.Ehh, I guess we could try to come up with something unconventional though.>>30385530Do we have access to vault security resources and do we know anything about what's going on in the locked down areas?Do we know where the emitter that nearly killed us is located?>>30385591Well we haven't demonstrated ourselves to be eminently stupid yet in this Civ and we're the scientists who have lived by and worked with this equipment.
Rolled 47>>30385616You do have access to vault security resources...at least some of it anyway. Apparently when Jal was getting uh 'mind raped' and the resulting actions the bots took advantage. Now they locked themselves in with the Matrix and cloning facility.
>>30385736Well that's not good.Were these the bots that had the Security Chief opposed to Jal before?
>>30385882Do we still have communications with them?Would you ask them what they're up to and if they'd like assistance or anything?
Rolled 68>>30385935comms are not able to reach them.
The Zombies were able to crack open our defenses with relative ease, perhaps we could use that same ability to pry open the AI chamber.It should be weakened after it's already been opened.
>>30386029Indeed. Are we sure we need to though?Also, that presumes Umbra's cooperation.
>>30386041That would depend on how comfortable they themselves are with the robots in there.The bots could potentially restart the self destruct mechanism or rain holy hell on us.
>>30386065True. Their motivations are totally unknown, which is a bad thing.
>>30386093Could try having the ghost have a run again.
>>30386128We might want to invest into upping their electronic warfare capabilities before we try taking on blacklisted robots. Unless we plan on having Kaharr back them up...he's already proven himself though, so doing this again wouldn't get the same bonus (and the bonus+the skin of our teeth and luck are the only reasons it worked the first time).
>>30386093To be fair, it's not the only time we've been here.Plenty of the Memor heroes and were all shifty characters with their own agends, many left at will.Still, these guys are Umbra. But again this is our first real experience with them,
>>30386145Fair. I was thinking it would a little bit easier from them doing it the first time. But you are probably right about needing to upgrade the tech a bit more.
>>30386227I suppose it's possible that we've ranked up in hacking ...nah, we haven't., how many times have we done it and been quite successful?
>>30386571A few. Brain hacking of zombies. The phone and cameras of the lodge. Getting into the AI room. AI it self. I think that's all of them. Now of rest. Take it easy.
>>30386852Hmm, I guess we have pulled off quite a few. Who'd've thought the borg-civ would be so adept at hacking?
Bump, incase EDE wants to continue tonight.
>>30389616Ether way we could use this time to make up our minds a bit about what to do. I could be wrong but right now we got.> Save the base and stay.> Pack every thing we can and go.> And get into contact with the robots in the lab.(Which we would need to do to stay. (Don't want a unknown in the base.) and get a hold of them to get the cloning labs if we still can. (Unlikely, because I'm sure they want that for their use.)
Bump. just in case.
>>30391649the problem is we have no idea what we will be trading for if we leave the base we have lived in for so many years.
>>30393651I'm fine with being careful about how we go about this. I'm in the same boat of not sure if we can still trust our new "Ally". If we can, I think it would be best to stay in the base. Gives us more control of what we can do and makes them less likely to just throw us away if we do some thing wrong.
>>30394104Eh, it's not possible to stay in the base. We cut a deal with Umbra, and they're taking the Dr and most of our equipment no matter what at this point.The robots may be holed up in the AI core re-establishing its limiters. Maybe, dunno. Might explain why they're cut off right now.
>>30394150Yeah the Dr leaving is going to be the biggest problem, If we stay. I hope that's what the robots are doing. Other wise we could have a big fight on our hands.
>>30394270Whereever the Dr. Goes, we must follow.Not doing so would be the equivalent of cutting our arm off.
>>30394340Very true. If we could some how secure this place. Then maybe we could find a way to keep the Dr here. But that would be unlikely. If we agree on moving. We will need to be ready for a whole new set of problems. If zombie related we should have a good start with the weapons researched.
So...still no consensus huh? Ah very well guess I will do some dishes and make pasta.
>>30394710Cool your here.If Dr.Kaharr did agree to be moved out. Then i'm sure we will be done soon. It's just seeing what people think would be the best way to be ready to leave. Like do we want to wait to get the cloning stuff and robot building items. As well as the AI core.
Rolled 82, 21, 69, 16, 26 = 214>>30394844I am just not sure what to do now. Last thing I was expecting was that plus being a secretive think tank doesn't allow for much interesting events.
>>30395054Fair. Once we are out of here all of the world is open and at this point I think every one in a few miles radius know something is going on.
if its not too late, I vote we run through the lab, kill off what we have to, and ransack the place for all its worth, get the matrix, cloning vats, and if we can, convince the robots to join us.
Rolled 37>>30396562Na i don't think it's to late. I hope we can get the robot's to help us.
Rolled 73, 70, 80, 60, 9 = 292>>30396562Just to reminder that you have no special looting abilities. Thus what you can successfully take with you IS limited no matter how much time or effort you spend on it.
Rolled 98>>30396896That's good to know. Dddammm it, That probably means we will lose our cloning stuff.
>>30396896so what kinds of things can we flat not take
Rolled 33, 9, 26, 73, 91 = 232>>30396984Mostly stuff built directly into the vault(see matrix, cloning facility ect). Granted you might be able to do parts of it but not all.
>>30396984>>30397013>Granted you might be able to do parts of itwell then we just have to rip our all of the irreplaceable, not easily manufactured parts.
Rolled 11>Basic 1Continue to pack up our stuff, prioritizing most rare/difficult to acquire stuff first.>ResearchContinue to improve our ghosts' abilities at electronic warfare, make sure they know how to insinuate themselves undetected into systems to watch+report as well as how to hack into things and takeover or break them.
Rolled 22>>30396562Too much for 1 action. For all we know the robots may already be on our side, or neutral. Without a guiding AI they are very open to hacking, we need to take advantage before somebody else does. >basic 1: hack the bots, use the dr. And The ghosts
Rolled 56, 95, 23, 69, 77 = 320>>30397049You sure Umbra wouldn't mind that?
Rolled 40>>30397369>>30396984>>30396981Damnit guys we can still save this place. We are in much better shape now than we were for the entirety of the last thread. Ghostbots come on.
>>30397447I would prefer to stay too, but the question is, is umbra willing to let Dr. Kaharr continue to work from this location, or are they planning to move him regardless of our new potential to secure the vault.>lets ask our rep
>>30397447I'm up for saving this place. But we will need the Doctor. If i recall right jen offered him a place and we asked to join. If we can retracted that and hold this place from the horde in the tunnels. Lets do it.
Rolled 98>>30397380It is too much for 1 action, but the sense I got was that we aren't in any immediate dire straights, so we can spend a couple turns on it, but I agree we should lock down the bots.and> Continue to improve our ghosts' abilities at electronic warfare, make sure they know how to insinuate themselves undetected into systems to watch+report as well as how to hack into things and takeover or break them.
>>30397507I don't see why he can't work from his home office. Jenny can dictate our research option if she wants, but without him there is think tank.
Rolled 72>>30397369Think maybe it'd be better to use Basic 1 to locate and dismantle the signal emitter thing?
Rolled 47, 25, 9, 46, 20 = 147>>30397852That was turned off once the AI got attacked by ghosts.
>>30397852Honestly I'm not afraid of a new army joining the battle, in fact I almost encourage it. If you haven't noticed, we have not fought anybody yet, strangely enough, being buried in monsters and zombies has been our one saving grace. Nobody can get to us past all the bullshit, and now that we have diplomatic immunity from SWH, I say, bring it on. We just need to chill out, keep plugging the holes in our sinking ship, and wait for a 100.
Rolled 50>>30397915>>30397369Think maybe it'd be better to use Basic 1 to locate and dismantle the signal emitter thing?
>>30398012The emitter is already down. It was an effect of AI JAI.
Rolled 47>>30398012>>30397852>>30397554>>30397915So now are we getting on board?>Basic 1: Have the ghosts and the dr.(using any applicable skills) find a way to disable or control the robots.
>>30398217dont forget the research action
Rolled 33>>30398217Looks like it.
>>30398294If the dr is working on the basic I don't think he can research.
Rolled 22>>30398217That's a Memor-tier idea. Why would we start hostilities with a faction that hasn't proven hostile to us.Also, why do you think Umbra is just letting them chill in the AI core?
>>30398514If we want to stay (and we want to stay) We need manpower. Seeing as making more borgs(ideal) is not doable right now. We are too afraid to psionics zombies. Clones are only semi on the table, and this new group of hackable robots that were being controlled by the AI we cyber raped is just sitting there, leaderless, why NOT leverage this huge boon?
Rolled 36>>30397993We don't have 'diplomatic immunity' from SWH, and waiting for a 100 is a terrible plan especially when our sinking ship is still taking on water after 2 100s.
Rolled 76>>30398747We really, really can't stay here. Umbra is going to kill us if we try.
>>30398784Really think about it. Anything that has tried to kill us has gotten tied up in the battle at our front door. SWH should have killed us but didn't. I don't know or care why, but we are actually kinda safe. Rather, in this landscape, against all odds, it's not that bad if you keep the doors closedBesides I'm kinda liking this holding-on-by-a-string style of game. It's different and a bit more stressful but I'm on the edge of my seat.
>>30398860It's worth more to umbra if we can stay here, without their help, and pump out tech. From a business standpoint, why remove the doctor from his home office and all of his research?
You people up for having Sir Charles check out the tunnels, with some zombies if we could?
>>30399100Sir CharlesTraitsKnightlyChivalry never dies AbilitiesOvercome: For every penalty modifier against gains a random bonus.Psi Sigh: Able to extract local psiChallenge: Able to issue a challenge if denied the enemy loses morale.We HUNGER: Able to rile up forcesFor HONOR: If honor is at stake receives a major bonus.>we hunger you say?
>>30399150It would help deal with a problem.
>>30399213I can dig it, and that frees up our research action>research: have the ghosts go through the AI Jai's files, look for any more nasty tricks in this facility, like how he turned on the robots and borgs.
>>30399027Because of reasons known only to them. They don't give a fuck about us and the Doctor is only good to them if they keep him on a tight leash.>>30398968And whatever wins the battle up there is going to be full of piss and fury when they make their way down here to get a crack at the delicious goodies inside.Look at this >>30384041 and tell me that we're not imminently going to get zombie or monster or bandit cock lodged in our intestines.
>>30399483It has been this way since thread 1. Chill.
Rolled 45>Basic 1Continue packing via the pre-established priorities and whatever the Doctor deems necessary/desirable. (leaving next turn or the turn after that)>ResearchAnything that we're not going to be able to take with us, take extensive documentation of so that we might be able to discover their secrets later. (focus on the Matrix if it's available this turn)Keep in mind that Umbra was a medical company, and so we're likely to have good cloning facilities and medical supplies where-ever they put us...but our other stuff might be under represented.
>>30399569Not exactly. This is definitely a more severe situation. It IS the result of 2 1s.
>>30399822It has been critical gfto now time since the starting dice were rolled. We have hung on for almost 30 turns and I don't see anything stoping us now.
Rolled 24>>30399100i vote this >>30399314with this
>>30399869I see Umbra, ultra-mega monster mayhem, the Swarm Wars survivor, Project Ragnarok forces, and other stuff that now knows that **something** important is in that Ski Resort on the mountain.Because, remember, there are Umbra forces fighting on the surface right now and a full-fledged army heading here next turn.
>>30399948i would rather go big then go to a cushy umbra home
>>30399948Yeah, isn't that going to be a hoot. We just have to stay the course and keep surviving. We are in fact doing well. The only borgs we have lost are the ones we foolishly sent outside.
Rolled 21, 71, 55, 49, 23 = 219hm so what is consensus?
These namefags are going to be the death of my precious vault. :( Oh well, hopefully EDE will grant Kaharr some sort of fame.Delim, you're okay.
>>30400067but if we leave are we not abandoning that vault
>>30400098It's not the location that's the important bit.
>>30400067I just got here, what's going on?
>>30400128They're trying to renege on a deal with Umbra, so far as I can tell.
>>30400119well if we the place doesn't matter then its okay with me if we leave, chances are we will be equally in peril wherever we end up.
>>30400140>Two Timing UmbraWotYou don't two time a Mega Corp. At least with OmniTri we weren't explicitly acting against them, this is just plain madness.
>>30399994I would rather go big from the cushy umbra home personally.The Memor and the Bandits made their fame from nothing but their wits and the sweat on their backs.And dancing. . .
>>30400169I was under the impression that the biggest reason umbra wanted us to leave was cause we wanted to leave, because we were about to die, and since the immediate crisis was averted staying didnt make a huge difference one way or another, except that we already had our junk here.
EDE/Genie, do we have all of our Psi-Equipment packed yet? How are we on borg/bioborg stuff?And I do mean just the lab equipment, not the massive stockpiles of supplies.
Rolled 4, 94, 66, 100, 87 = 351>>30400220You have most of picked up. The whats left is the stuff one can't really move very easily. Plus it sorta helped that a LOT of it was already pre packaged.
>>30400240What sort of stuff is left? Can we ask Shad if he thinks Umbra will be able to get it to us if we leave here now?
If we're ready to go I say we go and we've milked everything that can be milked and not stay any longer.Let Umbra deal with the robots.
>>30400169>>30400140Woah, ok, no. Here is the misunderstanding here. WE are NOT at war. WE are nothing more than loot. Loot that goes to whoever wins the battle of the ski lodge. In a few turns SOMEBODY will take us by force, and we will be their loyal subjects, but until then>basic: sir Charls; we hunger>research: ghosts n stuff'
Rolled 80>>30400240shall we move then?
>>30400287Nope.jpgIn a few turns somebody will take us by force and murder us all. That being said, we already gave Umbra our soul (Dr. Kaharr). They kindly offered us the chance to go along with him too.
Rolled 50>>30400276>ShadOne way or another Umbra WILL claim you.
>>30400287Between the option of Being Umbra's employee's and the robots steaming pile of ash from when they start the self destruct process I'd rather the former.
>>30400355Alright.I think it's time to head out now, Shad.
Rolled 16>>30400360As much as I hate to give up the lodge, I will concede for the sake of consensus >rolling for whatever the uppity anon says
>>30400396Thirded.Do we need a roll?
We teach them love then we just leave them. All right I ready for moving in with our new overlords. I just hope our people and ghost are.
Just to be clear, the Hub is coming with us, right?AI Jal is being left behind though... :( Well, we've taught him the best thing in life, hopefully he'll learn to love whoever moves in here.More hopefully, Umbra delivers him to us.
>>30400577It's not what we do that matters in the long run, it's what we leave behind.The Memor left Tabula Rasa and the forest of SpidersAduro, their citizens and the light of hopeThe Bandits left their base in tact and . . .a lot of other thingsNo matter what, at least Jal will still remember us.
Rolled 79>>30400577I'm sure AI Jai hasn't imbedded a version of itself onto the subconscious of every ghost...we have protocols...
>>30400639Indeed, and currently Vault 101 has left behind...nothing. So we need to play for time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w102R-5xewIObligatory since its Umbra.Eventually Umbra forces broke in and began to help us load up the goods...they brought quite a few ships. All of which had stealth fields and sound dampeners. It took a more then a few trips to have everything acquired. That was when they finally took us to wherever we were meant to go. Our stuff they explained would take a little while to follow us mostly due to how much of it there is.So there we are crammed into a bunch of ships flying over the mountains, plains, and even water before abruptly diving down into. There saw...amazing things of giant beings of flesh, metal, and structures. Before we knew it we landed into a pod...that drained releasing our forces. Before the chamber we landed in began to shift and move. There we were provided a dossier on our new 'home'.Mega City AshadA grand city built literally from the ground up with Umbra and many others all of which would beholden to each other. This is the birth place of Umbra. Here companies came together to forge their own city where they could show off and do as they will. Unfortunately for them Umbra rose up and without warning turned on many of the participants. Too late did they realize what happened...Umbra sold them out, absorbed them, and used the city as a de facto battleground between many. This is where in a blink of an eye Umbra rose to Megacorp status in a completely unbelievable amount of time.Here in Ashad the city was built off of islands, old platforms, and even ships. It branched out ravenously expanded it wasn't long before the entire island chain was built over and the oceans were both minded/built over to allow even more room. Even now the growth hasn't expanded now old platforms and ships are haphazardly attached to create more room now that many old world processes are breaking down.That was when you rose up revealing a once great city farther then the eye could see and ever twisted yet growing.
>>30401024Ooh, delicious fluff.>This is where in a blink of an eye Umbra rose to Megacorp status in a completely unbelievable amount of time.Even more so.I wonder, does that mean Umbra literally became a MegaCorp then and there, or had the Ali Family company been a megacorp before the Fall and had to rise up from their own fall in Ashad as Umbra
>>30401024>>30401113Pardon my questions, my curiosity is piqued, but I vaguely remember excerpts of Jenny having to flee the "HQ" after it's destruction (by a flesh brood?) on a jet plane while having a chat with Rizal.I take it Ashad may be the birthplace of Umbra, but not necessarily the capital or HQ.
Rolled 87>>30401024You noticed that on the edges growth was still occurring but as it goes in word things seem a bit more streamlined/better built yet at the same time more decayed and falling apart...that was when you realized that they were expanding to escape the ever encroaching decay so on the edge there was light but inside was darkness. There they clashed creating countless shadows. From high up one would notice it looked as if a solar eclipse was occurring. The light being growth/expansion and the darkness slowly expanding in uniform. Despite the haphazard ways expansion/growth continued marching ever onwards ignorant of the fact that their resistance of the decay only allows it to later consume even more. In the end the best thing would just be to lie down and die...so that way it too will die as well. Instead despite good intentions or perhaps ignorance it continues to march onward.Threat levelsBandit Nigh extinctFactions EXTREMELY HighMonsters Above AverageZombies OVERWHELMINGUnknown Very High>Turn 30>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>2 resource points>>Population: 300>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30401228Aah, are we in a base or did they just deposit us on top of a roof or something?
>>30401228Well, certainly this time Umbra should know the layout of their city.What sort of building is our new HQ in and do we have any Umbra neighbors, even local zombies? I would greatly like to know that the next time there is danger we won't be alone.
>>30401228What are supply units?
Rolled 5>>30401165That was the HQ for that particular local area as for the other two who knows.>>30401228Currently our forces have been placed on the very edge of the city where afterwards the chamber that brought us here sank back beneath the waves. Umbra has offered some supplies but has stated that once we get settled down they will provide more and that it will take them time to work on somethings. At the moment we are right next to a strange pool where the chamber came from. There seems to be no hostiles and in fact we find ourselves with a non Umbra welcoming committee who seem to be made up of humans. "Well well looks like you escaped the deep dark watery hell hole eh? Ah not even borgs do well down there now right? or are you one of those sorry bastards who found someplace inviting and next thing you know you ended up here?
Rolled 2>>30401228>explore the facilites>research Psionic encryptionFaction: extremely high, i assume means that there are some people here who are not going to give us a warm welcome, so we should research a means to keep them from peeping on us, but be sure to let our direct superior know whats happening, so we dont look treasonous on day 1
Rolled 31>>30401321Let's get some more info first eh?Also, we should train our guys in containing our psy-signature before we worry about encryption, as our communications are handled through normal channels right now and have Think-Tank tier encryption.>>30401319"A little bit of both, actually. Pleased to make your acquaintance, we are the Followers of Kaharr. Know anywhere around here we could hole up in?"
>>30401319>"Well well looks like you escaped the deep dark watery hell hole eh? Ah not even borgs do well down there now right? or are you one of those sorry bastards who found someplace inviting and next thing you know you ended up here?""Well, we're happy to be greeted so friendly instead of bullets or teeth, so no matter what this is an improvement.It's good to meet you, we are. . .well, we were the Think Tank denizens of a vault. Guess we'll have to come up with a new name for ourselves now."
Rolled 63>>30401321Seconded.Let's see if we can't consult any local forces, surely they know the placesmap plox
>>30401391Nonono, let's not mention being from a Think Tank okay?
>>30401413>>30401391RIGHTscratch that- Information is sensitive
>>30401388>we should train our guys in containing our psy-signaturpretty much what i was going for, just had a brain fart and couldnt articulate
>>30401413This!>>30401391The rest of that is okay though, just don't tell them anything about think tank or vault
Rolled 31>>30401409Useful right?(next time explore first)
Everyone cool with "Followers of Kaharr" as our new name?Otherwise something about being "Fallen" would be good because we lost our Vault and allied with Umbra.
>>30401482I'm fine with it. But i think the Doctor's ego may grown big time from it.
>>30401482Followers of Kaharr would be a good for now.When we establish ourselves and become relevant and after >>30401542 we could consider a new name as well.
Rolled 37>Basic 1Scout around looking for possible places for us to establish a base at.>ResearchImprove our ability to keep our psionics under the radar (improve our ability to keep our psy-signatures hidden/suppressed).
>>30401632Let's wait for an update, but yes I agree
>>30401651im gonna stop rolling now
>>30401670I concur with this sentiment.
>>30401632Throwing a roll in support of this because EDE has gotten so tired of us questioning him for hours before taking an action.If we didn't die so easily we wouldn't do that though, EDE.
Hey guys, in general how do you feel about (after we get our base established) not utilizing Dr. Kaharr as much? Leave him to his own devices and see what hobbies he picks up, kind of like Richard and Clora.
>>30401971 I wonder, are we any better of than the early Memor days. When we leapt before we looked, doing anything we wanted without abandon even if it exploded in our facesThe bandits seemed to have the perfect mix of Crazy jumping into the fray, with careful precaution>>30402037I would be happy to let him do his own projects. We've yet to have a mad scientist not fail us in that action.
>>30402068I think what has slowed us down the most was we started in hell and never left till now.
Rolled 79>>30401632Local scouting indicates there are a lot of wrecks of ships. Our forces even found an automated construction force building...new sky scrapers or at least trying to anyway. Despite the lack of certain items they are doing surprisingly well.Base wise there are some ships, out in a 'junk' yard and some mega sky scrapers under construction.Its worth noting that a few monsters were spotted and zombies are damn near everywhere. Psionic development wise...well turns out hiding spi is REALLY fucking hard. Like goddamn this hard even Hakarr is cursing about it. >Turn 29>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>2 resource points>>Population: 300>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30402090Did you notice the zombie presence? It's equal to what monsters were in the other place.We can only hope that Umbra/SWH will blunt them somewhat against us.However, I suspect that if the other factions around here catch on to that they'll start trying to fuck us.
>>30402068The Vault area was really just too hot.The Memor did some pretty crazy Psionic feats and projects before SWH finally got in on them.The hub barely started running and we were getting the hang of things when shit hit the fan.
>>30402122You know the few times we have been friendly with zombies, the Memor zombie hero and the Bandits, they were a blessing.If we can get on good terms with them again, it would be a major boost.
Rolled 62>>30402111>Basic 1Explore the most promising looking bases, something we could hide in or fortify relatively easily being best.>ResearchOur implants can tune our psionics UP, see if they can be used to tune their emanations DOWN (without damaging the potential of the implantee). Also try using some of the crystals that grow or glow in the presence of Psi as "batteries" by dumping the excess psy that would normally give us away into them.
Rolled 45>>30402188That's an excellent idea, it would be good to have charged Psi-Crystals to use again.No field emitters though
>>30402122True. But we have some Anti-zombie tentacles to help.
>>30402222Thanks. It's still perfectly capable of biting us in the ass (we'll need to fast-track psy-crystal research as soon as possible) but it's a start.>>30402252We still need to equip those, I think.
Rolled 50>>30402184Problem is EVERYONE hates the following groups bandits, zombies, and monsters(includes ghouls/mutants). Those who throw their lot in with them...well. Lets say it comes at a cost a cost so far everyone has been more then happy to pay and have yet to feel the full price of.>>30402267They are equipped(now that you reminded me...aww).
>>30402267>>30402283What he said. Plus we have some armor to help with acid from said zombies.
>>30402283Ede every action we do in the entirety of our existence in your world comes with costs you pied piper.You are right though, the Deathsnows were lucky to live on an entire island who's culture revolved around there being zombies and zeds everywhere.Here is very different admittedly.
Rolled 2>>30402188Thirding.>>30402283Do you remember that we have the anti-anyzombiefluids cream/paint too?
>>30402283>>30402111>tfw our welcoming party greets us then doesn't say anything more.
>>30402397We got a welcoming party at least, like it's been said major improvement.Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Rolled 84>>30402188Our implants were designed to increase psi to decrease it was something they are entirely undesigned for. Using current augs doesn't show any promise in that regard. The ships are not half bad especially once we found some older heavy duty industrial or even some military ships. Finally the sky scrapers/mega towers shape varies from nearly complete but missing vital parts to outright bare bones.Pity a lot of it is already taken in some shape or form.>Turn 31>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>0 resource points>>Population: 330>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30402626Off the bat do we know any that are vacant or possibly descriptions of them?
>>30402626Are the military ships taken? Are the areas around the military ships taken?Same with the industrials.Do the military ships or industrial ships have any defenses on them (or defensive hardpoints)?Do the mega-towers/sky scrapers have equipment appropriate to them inside?
>>30402626The ships, obviously, seem like the most attractive venues right now. But remember what we saw underwater and how our welcoming committee also seemed wary of the water.
Rolled 55>>30402626I guess a skyscraper is cool. It doesn't need to be finished (do we need toilets?)4 walls and electricity
Do we really still have to fear our psionic's being detected?SWH is the biggest threat to Psionics out there and (for now) we're on the same team. And Umbra wouldn't let Psi-Corp or any other of the Megacorps meddle in on their turf.Who else have we to fear?If you think about it, the Memor spent all their time trying to expand and grow their psionic potential by any means necessary and were a thousand times a more noticeable force. What they did have though, were the Octo and that other thing who could stealth their psionics and counter detect. And they certainly weren't the only Psionic hivemind out there.Perhaps instead of weakening all the members of the Hub, we create a proxy of the Octo so our scouts don't attract unwanted attention.
>>30402743Military ships would be easy to defend and we could try to get their defenses working again.Industrial ships would allow us to mass-produce our tech and vend it out (not a fan).
>>30402753Create a proxy of the Octo?
>>30402658Only a few of the towers are empty a few of the ships meanwhile has stuff like zombies/monsters ect.
>>30402792Yes, if I recall they used their tentacles as very sensitive feelers to detect psionic frequencies, as well as their brains being specifically adapted to stealth-psionic abilties and counter abilities.Perhaps we could try and create a tentacle aug which functions similarly, as well as research specialized implants which could do stealth/detection psionics.
>>30402802Damned name dropped.NEWSa zombie horde was passing through they seemed to ignore us and even drove off some of the monsters.
>>30402831Huh. Interesting. >>30402836So...there are boats without and monsters in them now?
>>30402831we should consider that as a project after we're established, certainly
>>30402858We haven't located any empty ships.
Have you guys considered "renting a room" so to speak?See if one of the existing factions would be considering accepting tennants, and if they'll accept work as rent.Just until we get on our feet
>>30402982Have we determined any military ships that have relatively few monsters or zombies in them?Or do we need to scout/explore the (junkyard) area more for that?
>>30403057I've considered it, but our welcoming committee won't talk to us.
>>30403124Was it something we said?
>>30403070The closest thing to few is the monster laden ones.>>30403124They left after i noticed people changing their mind about what they should say.
I think we could take a relatively safer skyscraper and build our strength from there to move into the ships later.Just like we built up Bunker EDE as the Memor, and later expanded into Bunker Burk.If it protects us from the elements and is relatively nearby to "friendly" factions, let's take the nearest tower.
>>30403281Did they leave a number or anything? Have we gotten a bead on where anyone sentient is during our scouting?
>>30403311well the automated construction force is building skyscrapers for god knows why, why not just hack them and have them build us a base from scratch
>>30403345They're likely Umbra's or some local faction, otherwise Umbra or someone else would've tried before us
>>30403345...That's actually a really good idea.Though I'd prefer we have at least a temporary base to operate out of first.On another note guys...there actually aren't any bandits around here, guys. We might be able to let slip to someone that we're a Think Tank if it'll gain us access to their base.
>>30403364well then lets check them out and see if that's true hopefully they wont miss a couple.
>>30403375Let's see who we can market ourselves to in this Umbra slumhouse reminiscent of The Prisoner series.Although, I wouldn't also be surprised if there were former bandits here hired as Umbra mercs or something along those likes.>>30403385Seconded
>>30403385>Basic 1Check out the automated construction bots more closely. See what their electronic security measures are like too.>ResearchNo resources for research
Rolled 64>>30403442Forgot my dice.
Rolled 27>>30403442SecondedAlso ask some locals about the bots, who they belong too and such.
Rolled 73>>30403442All ways up for more info.
Rolled 35>>30403442The bot security measures are actually pretty damn tight. Doesn't look like it would be easy to crack them open. Possible though.>Turn 31>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>0 resource points>>Population: 330>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30403682What about the political implications?Would anyone give a shit?
Rolled 3>>30403682So we have no ability to contact the people who welcomed us?>Basic 1Attempt to discover where the local factions are, and their general likes/dislikes. (Have the ghosts listen into comms while we scout around)
We have no resources for hacking them, we'll have to hold off until later.
>>30403780We need shelter and resources bad, let's focus on that.Then see if Umbra keeps to their word of giving us some of the scraps of our vault once we're "established"
Rolled 64>>30403747Unknown.>>30403750There are groups the ones who contacted you traveled on boats wandering on the edge of the city transporting things.
>>30403830What sorts of groups (by their equipment)? And whereabouts on the map?
>>30403830Well let's hail them right this minute if we can."Hey, new guys here. We were wondering if you all had any general taboo's or rules we ought to follow, apart from common decency of course.How about these construction droids everywhere, I take it you know more about them than we do."
is there atleast an empty skyscraper to shack up in for now?the way I see it1. find shelter2. explore around shelter3. scavenge 4. get down to business
Rolled 5>>30403878We don't really know. Some appeared tribal, others seemed like their stuff was rather ragged/well used.>>30403892We only know that they seem to endlessly build...or at least try too. Watch out if you fuck with them though they can call some pretty nasty friends as the local bandits found out the hard way and look at them now. Nigh completely obliterated some think they have a direct line to whatever remains of the local security forces. Fuck if I know though.
>>30403943"You guys know anyone who'd be willing to take us in exchange for some borgification or other tech?"
>>30403943"Much obliged for the heads up. Anything else that comes to mind we should probably try and avoid?"
Rolled 65>>30403982Nah that sorta stuff is something those factions like to keep to themselves. Though there might be some military bastards or some other unspeakables who could afford it. That stuff is expensive as hell and those who do have it wont look kindly at any competition.>>30403987Besides the usual hazards to keep in mind?
>>30404219Think we could purchase a tip from you guys on where to find a good base to hole up in? We've got tech to trade.
>>30404219>>30404219"Usual's a pretty vague word. how's the underground situtation around these parts? Our previous place was horrid with infested tunnels and tunneling."
Rolled 44>>30404299Flooded, dark, ranges from so hot you can bake something in it to freezing you solid. All I got to say is this place it grows up, down, and all around. If you can't find something on teh surface consider going up higher or under. At the moment were on the coast so you'll only see the beginings of the massive sky scraping complexes being formed. All mish mashed together yet somehow holding.
>>30404349We noticed that the further in you go the...darker it gets though. Should we be wary of searching further inwards?
Rolled 66>>30404387The deeper you go....well I only hear stories. From what i understand the reason its so dark is because of how thick/crowded it all is.
>>30404471>>30404349I doubt these rolls bode well for us being out in the open.
Rolled 59>>30404471>Basic 1Search further inwards and/or downwards for possible places to set up shop.
Rolled 92>>30404510Sure. Not like we have much else to do.
Rolled 3>>30404548>>30404510Thirding. And hoping I don't quit.
Rolled 15>>30404510It's been 3 threads, and I wanna get to the science soon so the faster we find a base the faster we can.
Rolled 68>>30404510More info/scouting
>>30404581It's been 5 threads actuallyAnd yeah, we need to back to SCIENCE!ing with Dr KaharThe man must be absolutely mad without mad science projects.
>>30404625Well, I mean, we got our tentacle-augs working decently and we made the bioborg and chromeborg healing augs.By the way, we installed both the Doser and the Nano-Repair augs on our men right?In the future, I think (and this should be easy) we develop an aug that circulates our anti-zombie fluids around the body and deploys them where ever necessary whenever necessary.
Rolled 8>>30404548There is always looking for resources.>>30404349>>30404471Zombies have finally taken notice of our forces which then drew the attention of monsters. Luckily for us the two apparently hate each other much more then they do us. So instead of tearing into us...well lets just say they all got distracted.>>30404548Dat roll you sah got lucky.SECRET DISCOVEREDThe conflict between the two has shown us something very very interesting. Mostly because they sorta started fighting so hard cracked the surface and ruptured some ships. That was lucky for us as it revealed some stuff that had previously been completely concealed. We would of more then likely ran right past it even if we were specificly looking for it. damn those doubles and that fucking roll.INACTIVE UNKNOWN REDACTED COMPLEX. SUPAH SECRET BONUS ACTIVATEDFrom the looks of it had once been entirely underwater until it has begun to get built into the ever expanding city.>>30404625Actually the opposite he tends to go...sane. Which is actually the problem. Luckily though zombie mind delving and Rampant AI hacking with sheer brain matter did WONDERS in the regard for madness.>Turn 33>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>0 resource points>>Population: 330>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
Rolled 32>>30404752Guys, should we....try to get into the complex?>Basic 1Try to get into the complex, bring Dr. Kaharr along in case we need some hacking done.
Rolled 27>>30404817If we do we got to be dam careful with the zombies and monsters around.But other wise i'm up for a look inside.
Rolled 89>>30404752As for why the SUPAH SECRET BONUS was upgraded I wont say. Suffice to say though its awesome.AnywayNEWSA zombie horde has been drawn to our location.
Rolled 75>>30404817Well I don't know about...>>30404874Oh shit, GET IN THERE NAO!!!
>>30404874Any idea of how many?
>>30404752>atually the opposite he tends to go...sane.This is either going to be a VERY bad problem.Or have potential good benefits
Rolled 96>>30404899Negative we don't really have any active sensors powerful enough to determine that. Suffice to say its a full blown horde as in MEGA horde deserving to be a MEGA City but even more AWESOME and devastating cause fuck YEAH Mega City and 100 combo!
>>30404982Maybe we could exploit it in some kinda Bipolar thing.Have the MAD DOKTOR KAHAR record his foolproof 167 step plan to defeat Richard!And then the sane but clever and planning Dr. Kahar use it and perfect it into weapons we can use.
Rolled 29>>304048174thing, except have the Dr. and our troops and ghosts all devote themselvs fully into getting us (and our stuff) into that base ASAP.
>>30405260Really want to go all in with zombies on their way to us? But i like the idea of getting a base quickly.
>>30405373I just don't see any other way out of the uber-mega-horde's way.
>>30405391YeahIt'd be damned ironic to be killed by zombies so soon after joining Umbra.
>>30405424We should be sure not to shoot first if, by the grace of the gods, they actually aren't hostile to us.
>>30405391Fair. Still would need to make it from here to our camp and back. It's cutting it a bit close.
Rolled 82>>30404817Access to the complex was easily done all things considered turned out a hatch was revealed during the fighting allowing us easy access. When we cracked it open...a strange waft came out. Apparently this facility...has been unaffactive for some time at least if the dust has anything to say about it. Though this is only a part and we don't rightly know just how big it is. In that regard we shall see.Zombie Horde will soon arrive what do?>>>>>Ah fuck it we got time scout it out first.>>>>>Nah I ain't gonna risk it.>>>>>other?>Turn 33>>>>>A. Scavenge for food>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>F. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>G. Your choice>0 resource points>>Population: 330>>Food: High>>Water: High>>Fuel: High>>Armaments: Good>>Infrastructure: Vault. Hydroponics Lab. Geothermal Plant. Research Labs. Storage Cells.>>Weapons: Pistols. SMGs(limited). Batons. Stash(limited). Rifles. Shotguns.>>Armor: security vestments. Full body armor. Armor Vests. Plate Slaps. >>Technology: Cyborg(advanced/repair system). Psi/Tech Interface. Bioborg(Basic/doser)>>Materials: Cyborg parts(Advanced). Vault 101(Large). Project SiM(large). Supply 24 units.>>Defenses: Vault Access.>>Power: Geothermal/ Nuclear Reactor
>>30405542How much of our valuable equipment do we have with us and how much does Umbra have god-knows-where?
>>30405542Be quiet and see if they pass over us? Pray that they're the 500 zombies from the old base?I really wish we knew how Umbra goes about with the zombies and asked for some kind of Psionic ID that keeps them neutral to us.
Rolled 17>>30405574The heavier bulkier stuff they took with them as well as the more complicated/fragile.
>>30405675>>30405542Okay. Do we have time to scout it out AND get our equipment in?If we don't have time for both then just pile everything in, ain't got time.
Rolled 1>>30405705Basically its whether you want to risk the time to check it out first before moving in or not. Otherwise the zombies may interrupt you.
>>30405762Let me guess, this counts don't it.
Rolled 2>>30405777who knows?I do though
Rolled 55>>30405810hm erhm well that ain't good.
Well people lets get a plan to gather and get in before we all die.
Rolled 54>>30405827okay dice goddess this is getting a little excessive don't you think?
>>30405874Seeing as we only just barely escaped events caused by 3 or 4 1s...yes I do.
Rolled 17>>30405874OH WTF dice goddess I KNOW this is you. Dice gods never pull this kinda shit.
Rolled 23>Basic 1Run around in circles while waving our hands in the air and panicking and yelling.
Rolled 64My plan is Leave a small number of the scouting party here to look in side while the rest move what we can in. If Umbra got our main items this should be easy to hold up till it blows over. If all is well in the base.
>>30405911At this point I'm not sure whether we need to go all-in to escape whatever is coming for us or need to run away and hop in the water.I'm leaning towards piling all-in though. At this point, I feel like I've been yanked around by the dice gods enough in this quest.
Rolled 22Well uh lets see crit fail+ bonusthen Average+ bonus
Rolled 32>>30405542Well, let's pile on in there before things get any worse out here...
Rolled 89>>30405957erhm well alright then.While your forces were trying to figure out what to do while a ludriciuosly powerful zombie horde descended on you that is when you heard the screams...the unearthly screams. It took awhile to realize that they were coming from the zombies...the horde to be exact and others as it spread...it turns out they were RUNNING from something. Thus their panic began to spread. Behind the zombies you could see a single person casually walking whistling a nursery tune. While dragging behind the figure was a long trail of broken zombie corpses twisted into a grotesque yet enlightening art piece. WARNINGEnemy heroes detected.WARNINGA panic has begun to grow amongst the nearby zombie forces causing them to enter a frenzy.WARNINGBANDIT REAVER DETECTED
>>30406040Let's see...Reavers were the solo ones and Ravagers the ones that work together, right?CrayCray?
>>30406040>the horde to be exact and others as it spread...it turns out they were RUNNING from something. Come on you lot! She Who Hungers is watching, you can't let mum down now!
>>30406040negotiateoffer to give him implantsthrow a bomb in there tootell him he is a walking bomb, and its free of charge, if he doesn't thank us...
>>30406074>Sir CharlesDo we still have him?
Rolled 75>>30406057Reavers are indeed solo.>>30406040Our forces have stumbled upon a tribal faction equipped strangely well, a survivor faction claiming a tower/fortifying it and a bandit faction who seemed to carry some oddly well armed members in addition to getting along with the zombies. The reason for this is unknown.
>>30406112I'm not sure whether we should even reveal ourselves.But we are, yet again, in no military position whatsoever to oppose not even the zombies that ran away from them.Diplomacy, if it comes to that, is the only thing we really can do.
>>30406154well i mean what reaver wouldn't want the ability to explode and take all of his enemies with him in his final moments
So, the zombie horde has dispersed and we're still standing in front of the uber-secret REDACTED lab?Does anyone see us standing in front of it?
Rolled 39>>30406129Nope, you were not shown to be HONORABLE and did not know the TRUE meaning of chivalry!
>>30406173Shame, Is all i feel.
>>30406173That's kind of hard when every other moment we are simply trying to figure out how to survive.Confound it man, give us a chance! Umbra managed to convince him of their honor and chivalry. . .
>>30406198yea we really need to get our pop up or find some good military oriented allies, fingers crossed for tribals.
>>30406228Well we're never going to be particularly good fighters ourselves. We'll need some sort of integrated forces that we can turn into good fighters, but we'll never be so good ourselves.
>>30406132Do we have contact with the tribals or survivors?
>>30406257>Well we're never going to be particularly good fighters ourselves.I find your lack of faith in Borg technology. . .dissapointing, but understandable.We just need a moments peace for once to get some exotic samples and really come up with something good.
Rolled 7>>30406172Zombie horde hasn't dispersed.SO what shall you do?
>>30406296Well, I mean we could be *good* fighters but we'll never be *good fighters* because we'll almost certainly always be better being scientists.>>30406331We're sitting outside the entrance to the hidden base right now wagging our cybernetic dicks around right? Does the Reaver or any of the 3 factions see us or otherwise seem to have detected us?
>>30406331So we have a bunch of zombies catching their breath after fleeing for their livesWe just saw a reaver whom said zombies were fleeing from.And the location of a Tribal group who are friendly with the zombies.
>>30406375Bandits are friendly with the zombies and a few are very heavily armed.Survivors are in a fortified megatower.Tribals are well equipped, but unknown otherwise.
>>30406375no the bandits are the ones who are good with the zombies, and something tells me the reason for that is strolling along behind the zombie hoard.
>>30406427>Bandits are friendly with the zombiesAh, so their Zeds then.Maybe not zed's we're familiar with, but by definiton since their in with the zombies they are zeds.
>>30406487We could be mis-identifying some other faction that has tech making the zombies ignore them as bandits.It's happened before.
>>30406524Too many times actually, I must remember "bandit" isn't always an accurate description.Hmm, from this distance I wonder if we see if they decorate themselves with the whole blood, skulls, and spikes deal.
Thread doesn't have much longer should come up with a plan soon or new thread.
Rolled 16>>30406593I say>Basic 1Pile into the base with all our stuff.
>>30406647If we can't get in contact with the survivors and/or tribals, that is.
>>30406662I'm guessing there's a reason against contacting the "bandits"
>>30406684It's because they're "bandits" and we have a lot of specialized, valuable equipment out in the open.I'd most like to get in contact with the survivors, then the tribals, then the bandits. That's also in descending order of them being able to murder us...I think.
Rolled 81>>30406593Just waitan for a plan
>>30406713True.Then again, few things are what they seem in EDEland, but that is prudent course of action.
Rolled 30>>30406647>>30406731Supporting this if we can't get in contact with the surivors.If we can, hail them.
Rolled 11>>30406731We'd like contact with the Survivors.Otherwise, this >>30406647
Rolled 99>>30406647If we do this i say leave one or two people here to have a look around while we move items around.But that bandit on the move will probably see us.
Rolled 23>>30406796I can approve of that. Only if those 1 or 2 volunteer though.
>>30406811I dunno, the last time we sent out volunteer's they were captured and their implants turned against us right?
Rolled 28>>30406762>survivorsWho the hell are you?>>30406796>BanditsWhatchu want metal nutts?
>>30406867>survivorsIt's a pleasure to meet you too. We're just borgs trying to etch a living around here>BanditsA place to keep them warm ya dig. Just looking for a home is all.
>>30406867>SurvivorsWe're the Followers of Kaharr, pleasure to meet you too. Would you guys happen to have any room in that megatower for some hard-working borgs?
>>30406891>>30406895>pleasure to meet you tooHah, hivemind.
>>30406922Always good to act in character
Rolled 19>>30406891>Survivorshm then why come to us you want something?Ah a place to crash? Hah we don't got enough room for someone we don't know nothing about. >BanditsHAH ain't we all. If you want a good place to crash for the night I suggest doing it where a whole lot of zombies died. Tends to keep the nasties away and all the zombies are likely dead. A free tip for someone who is smart enough to come to us.
>>30406995>SurvivorsAnd how would we be able to let you guys know more about us? We didn't exactly expect you to let us in just like that anyway.By the way, what do you call yourselves?>BanditsWell you guys are one of the friendliest groups we've ever met. What's your name, and what do you guys do to keep alive around here?
>>30406995>SurvivorsThat's too bad. It'd be great to get to know each other. if you're ever in the need for work, we'll be nearby.>BanditsMuch obliged, glad to know we picked the right choice. Looks to me like you've got your zombie issues all squared out on your side.
Bout to drop off, hope we can finish this conversation next tuesday ede.Thanks for running!
Rolled 86>>30407044>SurvivorsGuess you'll have to figure that out now. We are the Rartatr Band.>BanditsYeah well we tend to be friendly at first when the new guys decide to say hello to their neighbors. Consider the friendliness as payment for the visit.Were the Simmer Sinners as for what we do to stay alive...you DO realize who we are right? Like you didn't crawl out of a vault or anything? If so that is fucking HILARIOUS and your more then welcome to join us! Especially considering well...hopefully that wont end badly for yah. >>30407056>SurvivorsUh...okay.>BanditsHAH of course we do, after all were all a family!
Rolled 77>>30407201Your welcome.Don't forget to archive.
>>30407215I think we found our new roomates guys.And I really hope when they say family they are refering to you know who.>>30407241Already done
>>30407215I love these guys already.I wouldn't even be that mad if they were gonna backstab us, at least they were friendly and civil about it.The survivors probably have a good reason not to be too open to new people though, they've survived out here longer than we have
>>30407215>SurvivorsWell we've got some stuff to trade, and the expertise to do nifty things with it. Would that be enough to at least buy us some shelter while this shitstorm of a zombie horde passes?>BanditsWell we were just admiring how high the ceiling in this main room was. Anyway, I guess we'll see you when we see you.>>30407243I...don't think so.
Rolled 9>>30407243Still haven't figured out the hint huh? Ah well you have until Tuesday.