Today is the day. The lights in your containment area flicker slightly as they turn on, nearly blinding you with their brightness, as usual. This has been the routine for...well to be honest you have no clue how long you've been here now, a few months, long enough to get used to the universal traslator they grafted to the side of your head in order to speak to you.Regardless of however long you've been here you have managed to put together a few things since your capture. First off, you're human. Of course you knew that before you were abducted but apparently that makes you special to your kidnappers. Second, they've been experimenting on your people since 1969, when they watched your race split the atom and then breach the heavens within two and a half decades.Why are they studying humans?>Warriors. They're interested in uplifting your race to use in various wars across the galaxy.>Profit. They kidnap pre-FTL races and develop products for them in order to cash in when they're introduced to the galaxy.>Conquest. They're planning on using the research gathered from their abductees to colonize Earth and subject your race.>FOR SCIENCE! They've been tinkering with cybernetics, genetic experiments, and the potential for Psionic abilities in humans. You're not sure why.>Curiosity/threat evaluation. Humans are unique in that they're one of the few races to evolve to sapience on a "death world".>Write-in
>>31665113>Warriors. They're interested in uplifting your race to use in various wars across the galaxy.
>>31665113>>Curiosity/threat evaluation. Humans are unique in that they're one of the few races to evolve to sapience on a "death world".
>Conquest. They're planning on using the research gathered from their abductees to colonize Earth and subject your race.
>>31665113>Curiosity/threat evaluation. Humans are unique in that they're one of the few races to evolve to sapience on a "death world".
>>31665153seconding, I want super powers yo
>>31665397>Warriors.>FOR SCIENCE!>Curiosity/threat evaluation.All three of these choices imply we will have super powers. It's just a matter of what kind of super power.>We're space orcs. Dumb but strong compared to other races>We live on a "death world" Implies we're really hard to kill or can survive things other races can't>We have untapped psychic powersPersonally I prefer the "really hard to kill" option.
Bear with me, I had the thing typed up when I got unplugged. Shouldn't take too long, I hope. Also, >Curiosity/threat evaluation looks like the general consensus.
>>31665113>Threat evaluation..and the Threat Level is high.Calling our world a deathworld is a bit much, I'd think more about our tendency to fight each other and scrabble to conquer anything in front of us.And the aliens are horrified/curious that we still manage to thrive despite our best efforts.
You shift uncomfortably as you wait for one of your captors to come and escort you to the lab, somewhat nervous about the plan that you've been working on to escape. Unfortunately it seems like security has been tightened since the last test they put you through; hardly surprising given how almost all of your kidnappers half-panicked when they threw you into what was supposed to be a two-week simulation with nothing but the clothes on your back and, within the first two days, you'd managed to erect a well-hidden shelter, and figure out how to cobble together a crude spear out of a broken down hover-bike. For some reason the aliens had pulled you out of the simulation after you hunted down some kind of giant scaly boar...well more like it found you but you managed to kill it before it could gore you. After that your captors didn't seem to know what to do with you, they didn't even wait to take you back to your containment cell like usual, they only asked you what kind of training you'd received back on Earth before leaving you alone, huffing something under their breath about Humans and Earth.So what field of work were you in?>Military.>Medical.>Civil Service.>Write-in.Right, sorry 'bout the wait guys. Things should go smoother from here on out, hopefully.
>>31666910I'm down with this, alien autopsies heyo
>Medical>>31666910>>31666976>>31667031>>31667046>>31667103>Military>>31667011>Other>>31667079Writing for medical.
From the aliens expression when he'd left it seemed like he was more than a annoyed and a little unsettled to learn that you weren't some kind of elite soldier. Rather, when you graduated high school you went directly into college, fully intending to delve into medicine, you told your friends it was because it had potential for great pay, you told your family that it was because you wanted to help people, and you to told several girls that you were a doctor, even though you totally weren't.What was your real reason for going into medicine.>Money.>To help people.>It just seemed like a good idea at the time.>Write-inAlso, what kind of medical professional are you?>Emergency Medicine. You regularly operate on those who are critically sick or wounded.>Cybernetic Specialist. Over the last few decades cybernetics has opened up as a respected field in medicine. You are quite capable of handling surgery to install, repair, or otherwise maintain cybernetic augmentations for humans.>Write-in
>>31667599>>Write-inParents wanted you to be a doctor.
>>31667599>>It just seemed like a good idea at the time.Having directional troubles early in life, but great aptitude.
Forgot my image.
>>31667599>Money.>Cybernetic Specialist. Over the last few decades cybernetics has opened up as a respected field in medicine. You are quite capable of handling surgery to install, repair, or otherwise maintain cybernetic augmentations for humans.and this>>31667640
>>31667599>It just seemed like a good idea at the time>Write-in: Diagnostic and Emergency Medicine. You possess a keen amount of knowledge of the human body, able to diagnose even the most bizarre conditions with minimal effort. Also everything Emergency Medicine
>>31667599Profession...Anything that deals with Gene splicing?
>>31667599>Also, what kind of medical professional are you?Diagnostician.We're have a knack for remembering a whole bunch of esoteric data and problem solving.
>>31667599>It just seemed like a good idea at the time.>Emergency Medicine. You regularly operate on those who are critically sick or wounded.
>>31667640>>31667651Not incompatible views..>>31667747>>31667701Ditto here.
Alright, writing for Diagnostician and Emergency specialist. Also it looks like you didn't have any better ideas than your parent's.
Formerly directionless smart guy with medical background gets hijacked by aliens.Gaining direction in the process, with shenanigans soon to follow.I like the what we're cooking.
Hey. Posting is back up.
Thinking back on it, you can't help but laugh at how proud your parents were that you were pursing medicine, just like they'd been setting you up to do for your entire life. To be honest, you only really done it because it seemed like the best option at the time, and really there were definitely worse things you could do.Of course going into it like that, you had no clue that you'd be such a shoe-in for your job. You soaked up everything you could while you were in school, to the point that when it came to the practical exercises you were able to rattle off almost exactly what was wrong with your 'patient' after some thorough observations. Of course it helped that you weren't exactly one to hesitate when it came to life and death situations. You thrived in emergency fields, it seemed, and when you finally graduated and took your place in society, it was no surprise to anybody knew you that you were in the ER. That lack of hesitation, combined with your talent to pull seemingly small details to the front of your mind is part of how you've managed to do so well in their tests. Of course now that you've disappeared for however long it's been they must think you're long dead...or maybe just in Australia.You shake the intruding memories from your head, doing your best to focus on the present. A metallic woosh fills the air as your door opens, revealing one of the guards that has been escorting you to and from the experiment chambers. A small shiver goes down your spine at the sight of the alien, despite having long gotten used to coming to the realization that the 'Greys' that everybody always laughed about were actually real. "Stand up I-66." The guard says clearly, his voice echoing in the strange way it does, "Retrieve your water source and eye protection, and follow me."You blink in surprise at the strange turn of events, normally they tell you what kind of experiment you're going to be subjected to.(1/2)
>>31668467fuck they could at least use our name...also we should grow our finger nails long, place a little shit under them to cultivate a one scratch kill weapon on our hands. we have the back ground to pull it off.
You blink in surprise at the strange turn of events, normally they tell you what kind of experiment you're going to be subjected to, before realizing that rather than the regular jumpsuit they seem to normally wear, this one is in what looks like some kind of body armor and has a stun baton clipped to it’s belt. Clearly something is very different today...could they have found out your plan? What exactly would the punishment for something like that be?What are you going to do?>Follow his instructions. After all, you’re obviously in no position to take this guy, and you know from experience that those batons hurt like hell.>Ask what’s going on. Try to see if they already know about your plan.>Jump him and try to steal his baton. It’s time to get the hell out of this place! Granted, you don’t know where this place is, nor do you have any idea what kind of security they might have set up, but you’ve got to try.>Write-in.
>>31668634>>Follow his instructions. After all, you’re obviously in no position to take this guy, and you know from experience that those batons hurt like hell.For science.
>>31668634>Ask what's going on.
>>31668634>Ask what’s going on. Try to see if they already know about your plan.It's not suspicious so why not ask?
>>31668634>Follow his instructions. After all, you’re obviously in no position to take this guy, and you know from experience that those batons hurt like hell.
>>31668634Follow his instructions.
>>31668634>>Follow his instructions. After all, you’re obviously in no position to take this guy, and you know from experience that those batons hurt like hell.
>>31668634>Ask what’s going on. Try to see if they already know about your plan.
Writing for play it cool and dig for info.
Well...might as well listen to him. You'd rather not get the shit shocked out of you again, and you DID prove that you're potentially dangerous in the last session.Still, you eye him nervously as you move around your little 'home', looping your arms through the little camelpak-like backpack they gave you and sliding your sunglasses into one of the pockets on your jumpsuit. As soon as you've gathered up your stuff the guard motions you out of the cell, shutting the door behind you. "Alright, move." He grumbles, taking off at a relatively slow pace down the hall.A silence quickly descends upon the two of you, broken only by your footsteps and whenever another alien passes by you. Finally, having had enough of the guard's strange behavior, you speak up. "So, uh, what's going on? What tests are on the table today?" You ask, adopting a friendly tone that both you and the alien know is bullshit. There's not a single human in this facility that wants to be here or that wants to be friends with these bastards.The alien glances at you quirking his face in what, you think, is an equivalent to raising a skeptic eyebrow, before looking forward again. "No tests on you today, Human. The board is convening to decide what to do with you. They're likely going to process you." He explains shortly. You're not sure you like the sound of that...maybe you could push him for more info, but he doesn't seem to be talkative.>Push anyways. I don't care what kind of mood he's in, I want to know what's happening.>Stay silent. You doubt bothering him further will get you anywhere, and you'll probably find out what's going on soon anyways.>Processing? That sounds bad...that baton's looking pretty tempting right now.>Write-in.
>>31669611>>Processing? That sounds bad...that baton's looking pretty tempting right now.
>>31669611>pushthis sounds serious, but best not antagonize him too much while we dig for more information.
>>31669611>Stay silent. You doubt bothering him further will get you anywhere, and you'll probably find out what's going on soon anyways.
>>31669611>Push anyways. I don't care what kind of mood he's in, I want to know what's happening.They've been straight with us in the past. Whatever's going on we should know.
>>31669611>>Stay silent. You doubt bothering him further will get you anywhere, and you'll probably find out what's going on soon anyways.
Alright, gonna go ahead and narrow it down since it seems to be a stalemate.1 for push for more info.2 for keeping your mouth shut.
Push>>31670018>>31670060>>31670067Keep quiet>>31670072>>31670120Writing for nosy bastard.
Okay...I lied, next vote gets it, I guess.
>>31670169Hey, managed to survive the board freezes? Cool.>>316701971
>>31670197glad to see this is still up, dinner took way too long
This isn't exactly what you'd had in mind when you woke up today. What the hell changed since your last test that made them decide to do an evaluation? Assuming it is an eval. of course...they could just be convening to decide what kind execution you could be having. Which of course brings you to whatever the hell your asshole guard meant by 'processing'.Looking at him, you have to clench your teeth to resist the temptation to hit him with a barrage of questions about what the hell's going on, though ultimately you decide that you're better off just biting your tongue right now.Thankfully you don't have to deal with your grumpy escort much longer before he comes to a outside of a particularly ornate door. He taps just behind his ear once, activating his sub-dermal communicator, "Ma'am, I've got I-66 outside the board room now." Judging by the pause he received a response. "Yes...no, I only informed him that he's meeting the board today." The guard shoots a frustrated glance at you before nodding, "I...yes, Ma'am. I'm sending him in now." He replied, his voice just as professional as it was when he opened the channel, though the second he taps his ear again you hear a low grumble.You shift apprehensively as he turns his attention back to you, "Alright, Human, when I let you through go directly to the desk. Don't speak unless spoken to, don't assume anything...and try not to do anything stupid." He tells you, his voice once again gruff, though he seems to give you a pitying stare as the door slides open. "Good luck..."Well...that's not forboding at all.>Thank him, step through the door.>Ask him what's happening, again.>Ignore him and just get this over with. It's not like he's bothered to show you any courtesy until just now.
>>31670758ignore the fuck out of him
>>31670758>Thank him, step through the door.Guy's just doing his job.
>>31670758>>Thank him, step through the door.
>>31670758>Thank him, step through the door.
>>31670758>Ignore him and just get this over with. It's not like he's bothered to show you any courtesy until just now.
>>31665113hm lets see considering how Earth would be classified as a heavy world with humans despite that managing to reach space from the top 5% heavy worlds...that alone would make us most unusual from being able to pull it off not to mention would make us quite beefy compared to the vast majority of what we are likely to encounter.Throw in human endurance hunting and keen eye sight(granted it has a limited spectrum range) were talking humans would make fucking monstrous infantry. Death World on the other hand...eh can't say we have yet to see what life is like on other worlds after all.
You swallow thickly, licking your lips nervously, and glance at your escort, giving him a small nod, "Uh...thanks."He shakes his head, waving you through the door quickly, "Go on, Human." He mutters, though he certainly seems less hostile than he was before. Well, better than nothing, you guess, now you guess you might as well get in there and get this over with.You walk through the door, jumping slightly when it snaps shut behind you, and start walking purposefully towards the gleaming table sat in front of a large window showcasing the barren desert outside. It's impossible to miss the five aliens behind the table, each of them rigidly postured, despite the comfy-looking chairs they're sitting in. You stop a few steps away from the table, feeling your heart pounding in your chest as they stare you down.Finally one of your captors breaks the silence, her warbling voice echoing in the room."I-66, welcome. Please take a seat." She says, her tone unreadable, as she indicates the chair that just rose from the floor next to you.What do you do?>Go ahead and sit down, no reason not to.>You're more comfortable standing, thanks...>Ask why you're here. Do you mean why you're in the room or why you were even abducted in the first place.>Write-in.
>>31671535>>You're more comfortable standing, thanks...
>>31671535"I'm more comfortable standing."Security alien gets a pass because he's just a working joe. These fuckers are clearly in charge.
>>31671535>Ask why you're here. Do you mean why you're in the room or why you were even abducted in the first place.No more dancing around the issue.
>>31671535ask why you're here, why you even abducted
>>31671535>You're more comfortable standing, thanks...
>>31671580>>31671566I'll concur. God knows what they have in that chair.
>>31671659>>31671580>>31671566>Suspicious of the very furnitureFar be it from me to deny such powerful paranoia, I'll support it.
>>31671173I agree, plus you have the fact that we reproduce fairly quickly for a large mammal, we can live in most environments, and that we can eat all different kinds of food (lol omnivores), and we'd make a good janissary-type warrior caste for aliens. Probably good colonists too, if they were loyal.
>>31671535>You're more comfortable standing, thanks...>Ask why you're here. Do you mean why you're in the room or why you were even abducted in the first place."I'm more comfortable standing. Also why am I here, both in this room and on this planet"
Calling the vote. No way we're getting near shifty furniture, also why are we here seems to be popular. I'll probably re-work it a bit so that Earth isn't exactly a death planet per-say...it is however very hostile. A good candidate for colonization, not evolution. Assuming that's good with everybody else?
>>31671865Seeing as the most voted for options at creation were Death-World/Potential Soldiers...why not do a combination of those? They kind of go hand-in-hand anyway.Earth being utterly a death planet or not is entirely up to your discretion. There are some areas that are utterly inimical to life, and then others that are perfectly pleasant...and humans live in all of them. I can see aliens being interested in an organism that can survive that range of environments with just a bit of clothing to differentiate between the environments.
Do the aliens look like ones from fallout since you used the shock baton or is merely a convenient picture to use?
>>31671990Meh, clothing isn't that odd. Though our drive to go places that need special gear to live is probably more odd.
>>31672180I didn't mean to imply that clothing is odd, I meant to demonstrate that it's odd that we're hardy enough to go from the Atacama Desert to the Antarctic just by switching clothes.
You glance at the chair, eying it with more than a little bit of suspicion...it was here when you walked in and generally speaking most of their furniture seems to be rather uncomfortable. Plus you think it might be watching you. The board member that asked you to sit clears her throat, gesturing to the chair, "I assure you, it's not going to hurt you, Human."Yeah...that's that. "I think I'd prefer to stand, thanks..." You shoot back, not bothering to hide your dislike for her.She merely sniffs interacts with her console. Moments later the chair has sunken back beneath the floor, "Very well, suit yourself, Human.""I will." You reply, unable to hide your smirk as you see her and the rest of the board straighten up even further. Clearly they're not particularly happy at your treatment of them, though given your living quarters for the last couple months, you're not thrilled with them either. Still, it might not have been such a great idea to piss them off like that, given what that guard said.A few tense moments of silence pass through the room before the board-woman speaks up again, her tone clipped, "It would benefit you to avoid angering this board, Human. We are, after all, here to discuss what to do with you since we've concluded our studies of you."Your eyes widen slightly, not quite expecting to hear that, even with what your escort had told you. Well, guess that answers one of the questions that you wanted to ask, but it definitely brings another one to the forefront of your mind. "You know, speaking of your studies, I'd really like to know what the hell you were doing. You know, I had a life before you decided I'd make a good guinea pig. Granted, if you'd ASKED I might have went on a little adventure with you, but that's beside the point!"A few of the board members, including the apparent spokeswoman, lean back in surprise at your outburst.(1/2)
>>31671756True we certainly wouldn't have much competition for worlds that most benefit humans. Goddamn would we make a mean warrior species. Though our reproduction quickly is kinda limited considering how long it takes to raise young, though we certainly do have potent adaptability. I was just mentioning the real big deals as compared to what we are likely to encounter. Ah almost forget about our retarded level toughness and shock resistance. >>31671865Earth would be considering in the top 1/20 of heavy worlds it would not be feasible for many species to colonize. Recruitment or absorbing humans on the other hand would be of interest to those who need some excellent warriors.Death world...I don't know not really all that many examples about human adaptability would be of interest though. The only reason were classified as a heavy world is due to the amount of energy it takes to get something off the planet we are in the very top 5% where its still possible to get returns albeit at a tiny ass fraction. That would make us extremely unusual especially considering how long it took us despite the severe handicaps.
Your 'friend' is the first to recover, "That's it. I've had just about enou-" She shoots back, only to be interrupted by one of the aliens to her right."Now, hold on, Jkara. The human does have a point...he could have worded it better." He says, glancing at you to emphasize his point, "But he there's a reason why the senate demanded that we halt our experiments, and we do owe him an explanation."The spokeswoman shoots a poisonous look towards her colleague, but it seems like it's too late for her, as the other members of the board are nodding in agreement with your 'supporter'. She sighs, conceding defeat, "Fine. But if you want to tell him then YOU can be spokesman. I have no more desire to talk to the Human." She spits out, her eyes burning in disgust as she turns her gaze back on you.Well, it looks like you're finally going to learn what's the hell's going on here...seems like that was unnecessary though.>Tell her that the feeling's mutual.>Ignore her. You're getting what you want, and to be honest you really don't like her either.>Stick your tongue out at her and waggle your fingers in a mocking fashion.
>>31673111>Ignore her. You're getting what you want, and to be honest you really don't like her either.we are a doctor
>>31673111>>Ignore her. You're getting what you want, and to be honest you really don't like her either.
>>31673111>>Tell her that the feeling's mutual.
>>31673111Pay attention to the new speaker. That last one yapping is clearly the out-group and unimportant.
>>31673111>Ignore her. You're getting what you want, and to be honest you really don't like her either.Let's not antagonize them any more than we have already...Just found this thread... this quest is shaping up to be XCOM: Alien Abductee: The Quest. *hyperventilates excitedly*My attention. You have all of it.
>>31673111>Ignore her. You're getting what you want, and to be honest you really don't like her either.
>>31673173>>31673190>>31673244>>31673411>>31673584Yay up yours you snooty bitch you ain't even worth our time
Writing for ignore the annoying lady. >>31673411I'll do my best not to let you down, but the galaxy at large probably isn't a lot like this section. It's set up so that while there is a senate and several multi-system governments, there's also plenty of city-state planetary governments broken up by unclaimed areas of space where there were fallen civilizations. Basically I'm setting it up for some adventuring IN SPACE! That said, if you guys are wanting a more traditional sci-fi we can go for that too. Best to say now rather than later. After all at this point it can go either way.
>>31673849Take it where-ever you intended to take it at first.I'm disappointed people didn't choose the Cybernetics specialization though. How are we supposed to beat alien animals to death with our bare hands now?
>>31673950We're not. We're a surgeon.
>>31673950I was pretty disappointed as well
>>31673991And ? Pretty sure you'll need one to get those replacement lungs on.I doubt cybs are locked off forever, especially since they're in line with our specialty.
>>31674105That is indeed true anon, thank you for rekindling my hopes
>>31674105So we're starting as a surgeon only to wind up being a cyberfaggot anyways? Fuck that.
>>31673849(responding)Please don't base your writing on what any one or more readers want - go with what inspires you. :)I'll be happy with whatever; so far this thread is riveting.Sorry, I just saw your initial post, with>alien abduction>Psionics>experimenting with cybernetics and genemodding humans>uplifting races to use as battle thrallsand my mind went straight to my magical realm.Also, if you don't take the story to where I was thinking you were going to, that leaves me to write it in the future...
>>31674202It's a possibility.Being able to implant them without having any ourselves is also a possibility.Only time and votes will tell.I'd still love the fuck out of a cyber gun arm, just for style.
>>31666835so, what won? (you should state what wins in the post else people have to count on their own each time. even then it might be difficult with custom votes being easily combined into another action's vote)
>>31674231>:)What are you, 12?Also if you want to make a scifi quest go ahead. Most quests don't make it past 5 threads so it would be good to have a backup.
The frustration that's been building for the last however many month since you were abducted feels like it's about to boil over, and this lady is not helping in one bit. For a moment you consider returning her snooty attitude before ultimately deciding that she's obviously trying to bait us into a reaction, and even if she wasn't if she's going to treat you like this then she's not worth the time it'd take to respond to her. Instead you turn your full attention to the new spokesman as he clears his throat."Very well then..." He mutters, obviously just as unimpressed with her attitude as you are, "To start answering your question, Human, I'll tell you that we weren't particularly interested in you personally, at least not to begin with anyways. When we fist discovered your planet, it was almost immediately labeled a class six planet." He says, pausing to let that sink in.You stare at him impassively for a few moments before shrugging and motioning for him to go on, "And that means....what exactly?"The former spokeswoman scoffs at your question, though she's quickly silenced by a harsh look from the spokesman before he continues...slowly, as if he's trying to explain a simple math problem to you. "A class six world is on the border of being a death planet, Human. They have a very wide range of climates and extreme whether events, a higher gravity than normal, the wildlife is usually very hostile and includes a larger than average amount of apex predators, and, above all else, they very rarely play host any species that has evolved any meaningful sapience."You stare at him in disbelief for a few moments before shaking your head, "Okay..so you made a mistake while classifying Earth then, big deal. Care to explain why you bothered to kidnap me now?"The board stares back at you, clearly unamused by your retort, though it seems that they'd heard similar remarks before, as the spokesman lets out a strange, warbling, sigh before shaking his head.(1/2 or 3)
"We didn't make a mistake human. Your world is a class six planet, there's no doubt about it at all." You open your mouth to interrupt, but before you get to it he continues, "I understand your confusion, I assure you. While it is extremely rare for a sapient species to evolve on such a planet it's not unheard of and, without fail, every time they enter the galactic stage they are surprised to learn that their home planets are considered dangerous."There's not really much you can say about that...to be honest what he's saying does make a lot of sense. "Alright, fine. Let's say that Earth is what you say it is. That still doesn't explain-"The spokesman cuts you off again, "I was getting to that, Human. As I said when we first discovered Earth we classified it as a dangerous planet, but it also had many habitable zones, and was a high priority for potential colonization. However when we got there it turned out that your species was already there and were, in fact, in the midst of what we believe you call World War Two. We deemed it unwise to reveal ourselves at the time, particularly as we had arrived shortly before the end and were there to witness your species not only split the atom but you actually USED those weapons on your yourselves! Twice!"You shift uncomfortably beneath the eyes of the board, well when they put it that way..."Yeah, it wasn't exactly our finest moment." You mutter, receiving nods from a few of the board members."Perhaps not, but it did prove that you were willing to take extreme measures to end a conflict that had destroyed many lives and, if it continued, would destroy many more. We are not here to judge your race, Human, nor do we have any room to do so. At this point, however, we were quite ready to leave you to your own destruction, though some of our researchers managed to convince our heads of state that it may be worthwhile to watch your nearly inevitable downfall."(2/3)
>>31674721Crap, didn't catch that.
"Imagine our surprise, then, when you not only didn't bring about your own destruction, but managed to achieve simple space-flight and a lunar landing within just two and half decades. As both your people on Earth and our people watched you take your first steps on your moon, our heads of state demanded that we begin anatomical and psychological experiments immediately."You feel a small shiver run up your spine at that last part. His tone had a definite sense of apprehension, that's for sure.>Ask him why they started studying them.>Stay silent, he'll probably continue here soon anyways.>You have a bad feeling that you know where this is going...
>>31675068>>Stay silent, he'll probably continue here soon anyways.
>>31675068>>You have a bad feeling that you know where this is going...
>>31675068>Stay silent, he'll probably continue here soon anyways.We antagonized enough and he said he is giving us the full story
>>31675068>Stay silent, he'll probably continue here soon anyways.
Patience.>>31675076>>31675124>>31675322Bad feelings.>>31675111Writing for keeping quiet.
>>31674322Which is funny because if you actually can make it past 5 threads your set.
Question:What would the effect of extended exposure to higher gravity than normal (say....2x earth gravity)on a human be?Say also...years worth of exposure (for arguments' sake; living on another planet with a higher than earth's gravity)
>>31675566Higher chance of broken bones. The heart has to work harder to get blood flowing. You'll be twice the weight you were on earth.
>>31675640What about joints and balance?AlsoIf the heart works harder:Would that decrease life expectancy and raise the chance of heart failure?Would that give you a small boost in health and fitness short term? What about short-term exposure?
>>31675566your muscles will balloon due to all the extra work.you will get shorteryou will have organ problemsyour joints and tendons and the like will receive significant wear and tear, possibly crippling youfalls would cause tremendous damage (shattered hips, etc)
After a few long moments of silence he lets out another warbling sigh, seeming to be less than thrilled about continuing on. "Before I go on, I must impress on you that when this call was made, we were at war with a particularly viscous race called the Letans. We were not faring well at all and while the fears of you developing your space-flight faster than we had anticipated seemed like a legitimate threat at the time." His shoulders droop slightly, while the other members of the board shift uncomfortably, even the loud-mouthed lady. "Originally the plan was to study you as a threat evaluation, though as your "space race" ended that gave way to curiosity on how you had evolved on such a planet, and how it may have affected your culture enough to influence you to detonate nuclear weapons within your own atmosphere. While I would like to be able to say that we were subtle, the truth is that we were exceedingly hasty. Which, of course, lead to the rash of 'UFO' sightings in the decades following your lunar landing. Once basic anatomy and psychology was completed we were instructed to take our quota of abductions down to a significantly smaller number."You raise an eyebrow at his explanation, you're not exactly thrilled at the revelation that you were picked up to help evaluate the threat Earth posed, especially given how fearful of you many of the scientists and guards seemed, but it does make a certain kind of sense, you suppose. "Well...I guess it could be worse." You say carefully, though given the grim look from the spokesman, it appears that you may have spoken too soon."That would depend on your point of view." He replies slowly, "While I would like to say that you and your people were merely captured in the interest of self-defense, that would be stretching the truth too far. Lately there have been several proponents within our military that we uplift your race and arm you, in an attempt to absorb you into our government."(1/2)
>>31675900HAH! Expecting to control humans like that would go about as well as swimming in nuclear waste to get super powers would
>>31675959You'd have a better chance at getting the super powers.
>>31675959I was just thinking the same thing
>>31675959>>31676002do we really want to TELL them that?
>>31675566Low gravity or higher gravity does horrible things to the body. Especially lower gravity seems to be the worst for some reason as the body has a somewhat easier time dealing with higher gravity. Which isn't saying much really.
>>31676225>>31675784So dragonball z lied to me?
>>31676225We haven't really tested lower gravity other than zero g. It's why there's been proposals to install a centrifuge in the ISS.
>>31676270technically not, in DBZ its saiyans who train in high gravity. a race of were-giant-apes who can all fly and shoot lasers and shit.
>>31676270Pretty much humans may be adaptable when it comes environment but we are certainly most lacking when it comes to gravity. This will really bite on us on the ass if we can't find some sort of counter and we get stock there for any decent amount of time.>>31676284There hasn't been much agreed but what from what we have seen and figured out its even worst then high gravity. Humans can deal with higher gravity better then they can lower gravity.
>>31675900"On one level this made sense, given your race's natural adaptability and durability, particularly when added to the resourcefulness many of your people seem to display. Unfortunately in addition to those positive qualities, you also display a very prominent stubbornness and, to the point that it was determined that you would make very poor troops, given that it seems highly unlikely that we would ever manage to convince enough humans to take orders from us to make it profitable."The sinking feeling that you felt before seems to return with a vengeance, though now it's accompanied by a healthy dose of outrage. So basically they were wanting to turn you and whoever the hell else they picked up into their personal henchmen? Screw that!The spokesman appears to notice your disapproval and raises his hand in a calming motion, before you have the chance to speak out against him, "I understand if you are upset, Human. You are not the first of your species that I have had to speak to recently, and I assure you that I will not be the last. You see, as you may have heard me mention before, the Galactic Senate, what would be the equivalent to your United Nations has demanded that we cease all studies on your species immediately and release all Humans currently within our captivity. And so that brings us to where we are now, discussing the terms of your release. We are willing to offer you a sum of one-thousand credits, a standard survival kit developed for Humans, the choice of two items from our armory, and passage off this world. All we ask for in return is that you sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding the details of the experiments you participated in.The flurry of information suddenly pushed towards you, after the relatively calm explanation from the spokesman, slightly overwhelms you at first, though after a few moments to process it you think you understand what's going on here.(2/3) I lied, I guess.
>>31676328Damn.How about bursts of short-term exposure to high gravity to boost physical training and survivability? Or will that really really not work?
From what you can tell, it seems like the practice of abducting people from different races is frowned upon by this Galactic Senate, go figure, and your 'hosts' went and got themselves caught with their hands in the cookie jar. You consider the agreement they're offering you and you admit that while you're wary of this non-disclosure agreement, it may be worth it just to get the hell out of this place. Hell, they already went and shaved your head, tattooed a freaking label and bar code on it, and grafted that freaking translator to your ear, rather than do a clean surgery. Hell you probably could have done a better job, and cybernetics isn't even your field! Of course if they're going to let you go then maybe you can just convince them to take you home, after all they did promise you passage off the planet, and what good would telling anybody about that time you were abducted by aliens do on Earth?>Accept the deal as is.>This seems a little fishy...ask for more info about the agreement.>Haggle for more, after all you've dealt with that's simply not enough.>Just ask for them to take you back to Earth.>Write-in.
someone archive this please cause i got work and need to sleep and i really want to see how it ends so thanks and good luck everyone
>>31676579>>Haggle for more, after all you've dealt with that's simply not enough.Tell them you want a military grade environmental suit as well.
>>31676579>>Haggle for more, after all you've dealt with that's simply not enough.Aww yeah, time to Jew it up.
>>31676579>>Haggle for more, after all you've dealt with that's simply not enough.
Should have mentioned before, but if you want to haggle, roll 3d10.
Rolled 7, 1, 2 = 10>>31676651
Rolled 2, 4, 9 = 15>>31676651
Alright, haggling seems like the general consensus. Any idea what you guys want go for? I know I saw somebody mention a military grade environmental suit. We could probably do something like that if you want, though there will likely be some sort of environmental suit in the armory.
Rolled 9, 6, 4 = 19>>31676470It would have to be very temporary would work for muscle growth but your gonna be risking some serious damage to the bone, tendon, and stuff like that. For whatever reason humans don't handle gravity very well. Basically though not really worth it. Better off taking super drugs(which currently exists a form that makes even /fit/ shiver in rage) and such.So yeah wont work. If its temporary we can shrug it off...somewhat. So long as nothing too bad happens anyway.>>31676579haggling
Rolled 2, 1, 7 = 10>>31676730I want a flak cannon
>>31676730In that case I guess we could just ask for 3 items from the armory instead of 2. Or power armor.Is a ship too much to ask for?
>>31676741Probably some sort of codex on the galaxy or a least some info and definitely power armour
>>31676730I don't even know what 1000 credits are worthwhy can't we return to earth? there are a ton of people who claim to have been abducted by aliens and nobody believes them...that NDA... does it mean that if, say, we are called to testify about what happened here our testimony is invalid (this should come more from reading it that just asking)Out of curiosity, what would happen to me if I was to refuse the deal?
>>31676767Going for three items is always an option, as is power armor. The thing to keep in mind, however, is that this is a research station, not a regular military posting. The chances of there being any high-grade equipment is low. That's not to say that the stuff you can get is useless. It's just not cutting edge stuff, think riot police or prison security level stuff. Also, given that any ship, even a ship meant for just one person, is prohibitively expensive I'd say yes. The normal way to get around in this setting is public transportation, i.e. shuttles, cruise ships, etc. That's not to say that you won't eventually be able to get one, if you manage to get extremely lucky or ridiculously rich.
>>31676767>Power armorwhat exactly are you planning? becoming a space merc?oh, it occurs to me, if none of the abductees are allowed to return to earth, how about allowing us contact with each other (we can form a human quarter in some space city and start rebuilding our lives)
Let's ask them to join them on their travels as a surgeon. Healing their wounded at any point. In return for protection. Our world is dying, and it be honest it sucks anyways. Leaving by ourselves is a bad idea.
>>31676905Alright, 3 items sounds good then.
>>31676895A thousand credits is enough to live for about a month on your own, assuming you don't spend it on something expensive. Yes they are totally trying to screw you. Also if you refuse the deal then technically all they have to do is release you from captivity. That doesn't mean they have to provide you passage off the planet. Keep in mind that, from what you've been able to gather so far, the facility is in the middle of an otherwise uninhabited desert.
>>31676985Oh, I thought we were in a space ship orbiting earth. I didn't realize they took us to another solar system.
>You walk through the door, jumping slightly when it snaps shut behind you, and start walking purposefully towards the gleaming table sat in front of a large window showcasing the barren desert outside.
Alrighty, looks like I'm writing to haggle for three items. Also I can inquire about Earth, if you'd like.
Where the tribes gear at? It is hella easy to survive when your going 700+ sanics
>10, 15, 19. Regular success.So, apparently as far as these aliens are concerned, the price of completely disrupting somebody's life is a thousand bucks, a couple of shiny gadgets, and the exact thing that they were forced to do in the first place. On top of all that, they're wanting you to sign some kind of NDA. Screw this, you're going home. "Yeah, look, I don't know how many people you've actually managed to con into taking that deal, but I'm not buying it. You can just take me back to Earth, I'm not interested in playing your games right now."The spokeswoman from earlier snorts in amusement at your demand, "I told you, J'hon, it's always the same with these Humans. They've poisoned their air, dumped waste in the water supply, are constantly fighting, and still they want to go back. I say we let him run back to his barbaric world. I think it suits him."Good god, this woman is horrible. How the hell did she even get this position in the first place? You're tempted to put her in her place but, as before, remember that you're easily above her. "It's out of the question, Human. The Fulvori Convention forbids initiating first contact with a pre-FTL race. While we regretably have broken these conventions in the past, we are determined that we will abide by them to the letter now. Unfortunately that also means that you are similarly forbidden from returning to your home world until they make a public first contact with another race with membership in the senate."Those two-faced bastards...of course they're not going to let you go home. After all if they did then even people who'd ignored it before wouldn't be able to deny the evidence of extra-terrestrial life. So it looks like you're stuck with this deal then. You let out a frustrated sigh as you take the few steps towards the desk the board members are sitting behind, making a couple of them scramble backwards, though they stop as you roll your eyes and grab the tablet with the NDA on it off the table.(1/2)
"First off, I'm not agreeing to anything until I read this thing." You mutter bitterly, scanning over the contract with practiced eyes. The thing is absolutely riddled with legalise, though given the amount of crap that you've had to read through when you signed on at St. Luke's you manage to cut through it with minimal difficulty. On first glance it's the most basic NDA you've seen in a long time, saying that you can't voluntarily give out information on what occurred to you within these facilities to anybody who isn't already aware. Breach of contract, assuming they found out about it, would make you liable for a law-suit from the K'tulu.You shake your head and toss the tablet back down to the desk, "Funny how when people like you get caught breaking the law they try and bribe their victims into silence. At least on Earth they usually try and make it worth our while." You spit out, letting the board members see just how disgusted you are with them. "If I'm going to sign that thing then I want more than you're offering. I seriously doubt that a thousand credits is going to get me very far, your rations taste like shit, I know, and the crap you're offering from your armory is probably second-hand stuff from dead soldiers. Seems like your style anyways."The board sits in shocked silence at your accusations for a few moments before they finally recover, most of them leveling a disapproving glare at you, including the spokesman. "I assure you, Human, that the deal we're offering you is very fair." He states, despite the fact that it's obviously not. Before you can interrupt, however, he continues, "That said, though, if it will get you to accept our contract, then I have been authorized to offer you an additional two-hundred credits and another item of your choice from our armory. That IS, however, my final offer. If you refuse then you will simply be released from captivity as you are, and with no passage off the planet.(2/3)
Well, that seems a little better at least. What will you do?>Accept the offer.>Decline, try to haggle some more.>Decline, demand that they return you to Earth.Also, after this one, I think it's time for me to head to bed. Anybody mind telling me how to archive this thing, assuming it's worth saving?
>>31677918>>Accept the offer.Time to get off this rock.
>>31677918>Consult legal counsel before touching anything. These shysters already want you to expatriate for good; this could constitute real harm in the Galactic Court, yes?
>>31678005Would be a valid option, if this wasn't an incredibly shady back-room deal with a very limited amount of time on the table.
>>31677918It's archived automatically on foolz.If you want to archive it on suptg just press the request interface button and follow the directions. Remember to put your quest name and 'Collective Game' in the tags.
>>31677918>Accept the offer.We need to write a tell all memoir for people to publish once we're dead.
>>31677918>Accept the offer.Alright, we getting our equipment after this?
>>31677918Can we ask for some kind of Galactic Codex as well?And access to our fellow inmate? We want to make sure that they're alright.
>>31677918accept, lets do this thing
>>31678027What're they going to do, feed us through the molecu-mulcher? You can't compel an NDA upon someone who didn't enter into participation voluntarily. The hospital legal rep should've beaten that into you by now.
Writing for accepting the offer. I'll probably be on tomorrow to grab our gear and survival kit, meet at least one other inmate, and get the hell off this rock.
>>31678176Can we get a Codex?
The spokesman looks like he's serious about this being his final offer, and to be honest you'd rather not push it any further than you have already. You let out a tired sigh as you grab the tablet again, though you hesitate to sign it immediately. "If I'm going to sign this, then I want some kind of galactic codex or something too. You know, something that'll help me avoid getting killed, or raped, or sold into another slave ring in a week."If the comparison to him being a slaver bothers the spokesman, he doesn't show it. In fact he merely waves you off, as if it isn't a concern, "Of course. It's a standard part of your survival kit. We've even included all of the information we've gathered on your race, something that won't hit the extranet for another three days."You clench your jaw at the flippant way he's talking about dumping information on an entire race onto the galactic equivalent to the internet before they even develop FTL travel, but ultimately you bite your tongue and sign the tablet with an angry flourish. "There. I signed your damned, contract. Is there anything else you need me to do, Sir?" You ask, sarcasm practically oozing from your tone.The spokesman shakes his head and waves you off again as he stands up, followed quickly by the rest of the board. Apparently now that he's managed to get what he wanted from you, he doesn't deem you worthy of his attention. "Not at the present moment, no. Your escort will arrive shortly to take you to the armory where you will choose your gear and collect your survival kit. You will then be escorted to the space port and instructed to wait there until the time of your transport's arrival."(1/2)
You will be traveling with a few other humans that have signed similar agreements to yours. Also you will be required to fully fill out the immigration and registration forms before your transport arrives. If you do not do so then you will not be allowed to board the transport and we will not be responsible for your well-being past that point."Your eyes widen at the sudden influx of demands from the spokesman, though before you can respond to a single one of them, the entire board exits the room, leaving you to seethe on your own. Looks like you're on your own until your escort shows back up.>End session.Well, that's it for tonight folks. I was gonna stick around for a while longer for a Q&A section, but an error with my page killed the first post and I had to retype it from scratch. Anyways, chances are that I'll be back tomorrow for more, if you all enjoyed it. Until then, have a good one.
>>31678670Do you have a twitter?
>GODDAMMIT, don't you guys know to DEMAND A FUCKING TOWEL??Jesus Christ, you're all a bunch of incompetents!
>>31679195I'm sure there's some kind of bedding material back in our quarters. We'll just tear a strip off that and take it with us.
>>31679195It's probably in the survival pack they're giving us.
>>31679239>Not demanding a titanium-reinforced nutrient dispenser towel (with various flavors) replete with integrated personal computer also.
>>31678670Fucking idiots you should have asked for your own ship
>>31679822That was explained here >>31676905
>>31679822>>31679867We just need to find the alien version of /diy/ and ask them about starship design. How hard can it be?
Clearly we should be selling the information on our species as quickly as possible before it goes onto the alien internet when it'll be worth exactly nothing. We should also try to band together with our motley collection of fellow abductees, pool our resources and try to get a ship as quickly as possible
Can I point out that it's more than possible for us to go to some authority and say that we're from this species on this planet and we don't have FTL and let them connect the dots?
Is anybody else hoping that we're basically space-orcs? Big, strong, tough and deadly compared to all other sentient species?
>>31679978If you don't want adventures in space.
If I'd still been awake, I would have suggested not signing, then using the reverse of our escape plan to break back in stowaway/hijack a ride out of here.Fuck NDAs.
>>31679943I approve of giving that a shot, though I'm not confident in its success rate...We do definitely need to take a look at the information before it goes on the net though, that way we know how the galaxy will perceive our species and can act with that in mind.
>>31679943Speaking of, if we become some freelancers with a ship, we could use that ship to sneak back to earth..heck, we could smuggle FTL tech to it :)
>>31683099I was thinking about just that. Of course, there will probably be people watching us very closely just in case we do exactly that thing.
>>31683450As long as we make it down it's basically too late for that, although I think we should see what the situation is before we make any rash decisions like that. We should only try to uplift the rest of earth if there's a good chance we'll end up leading them.
>>31683584>We should only try to uplift the rest of earth if there's a good chance we'll end up leading them.well, rather then immediately uplifting them we could start out by sneaking back in and bringing in civilian tech to become really fucking rich.then when filthy rich we reveal FTL drive.
>>31683922alternatively, we don't just hand it out, but sell it to some governments of our choice, we could get a fuckton of money that way.
>>31683952why alternatively actually?we sell FTL to a few governments (we split up with different people in our team selling it to different goverments and settling down there), we also get hired as an advisor who can provide a wealth of info about extra terrestrials...AND we patent a bunch of commercial alien tech. we could end up the richest humans alive AND have humanity take to the stars...
I am a bit paranoid they have us bugged (for example, through our cybernetics), we better not reveal our plan right away, but instead say we have a plan... but are paranoid about being listened in, so we should get a third party to look us over and make sure we aren't bugged first
>>31683952>>31684002We don't know what are group composition is going to be, but the QM will likely make them multicultural so that no one will agree on which government to sell all these things to.Or the aliens and powerful gov'ts are already in touch with each other, Roswell conspiracy style.
>>31684371Our only 'cybernetic' is the universal translator. Certainly possible thoughBy the way, when we're in the armory we should definitely look for some sort of environmental/hazard suit with customizable gravity generators. That way we don't experience health complications from spending time on a variety of low gravity worlds (Earth was described as unusually high gravity.)
>>31685766You're overthinking this. We just need to borrow a cutting tool and attach hull plating to our suit until the extra weight matches what we'd normally feel in 1g. If anyone asks why we're wearing the equivalent of several hundred pounds of armour, we can genuinely say it's for health reasons.
>>31685888Heh, I'm down for that too I suppose.
>>31685766>Our only 'cybernetic' is the universal translator.1. that we know of, could be more we can't see2. a translator cybernetic is ideal for spying on what someone is sayingi bet if we get some money we can replace it with a nicer/better cybernetic
>>31685888god I am looking forward to this
>>31683450That is why you used a hulk stuffed full of info and armor to see that it can at least somewhat survive. Preferably you have a number of them being launched.>>31686475That is if we can find something that works with our biology considering our species is from a backwater its gonna be expensive as hell if we can find it to begin with.>>31685888Then we get fucked if we encounter high gravity again. Which admittedly is unlikely considering Earth's ranking within the top 5% heavy world where you can still get a return enough to potentially get off world. Granted said return rates are wretched apparently as scientists are realizing when comparing shit.
>>31685727>but the QM will likely make them multicultural so that no one will agree on which government to sell all these things to.Which is why I said we split up and sell it to different governments.or we forgo bidding and just go to the UN and say "we will sell humanity FTL for X money"Although I think its important we dump FTL ASAP, preferably free. this is the big one, aliens might come and attack us to prevent us from doing that. once we reveal the existence of extra terrestrials (land obviously advanced alien ship in middle of super bowl or some such) and dump FTL the damage was done. at which point we can make out like bandits from alien commercial tech.
Haven't read the thread because I've been reading shinsoo in my sleep, but just saying that if you're starting a quest, you might want to make sure your name hasn't been used by another QM, particularly an established QM with a reputation like Frank.
>>31686624>Then we get fucked if we encounter high gravity again.What is quick release?
>>31685888or wearable training weights which we can remove easily as neededor we go live in a high gravity planet like earth.
>>31686624Then we just take it off again. We'd still have an advantage over guys who have trouble standing up.>>31686508>"You misunderstand, officer. I'm not wearing powered armour"
>>31686624>That is if we can find something that works with our biology considering our species is from a backwater its gonna be expensive as hell if we can find it to begin with.well, presumably we just get an upgraded more compact version of existing cybernetics
Gonna be getting the next thread up here soon, just running to get some food/drink. Probably 30 minutes to an hour top.
>>31687883You could reuse this thread, to be honest. Although we are only 40 posts from autosage.
Rolled 3>>31687883looking forward to it
>>31687883Might wanna switch your name up.
Getting ready to post the new one now. Took longer than I expected.>>31690147Why do you say that? And which name do you mean? The tripcode or the thread name? I don't want to step on any toes.
>>31690310The tripcode is fine, it's the Gabriel bit. There's another QM called Gabriel so it might cause confusion.
Alrighty. New name, HO!