https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bW75OwVXZIPREVIOUS THREADS: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Robot%20Decommissioner%20QuestGLOSSARY OF TERMS: http://pastebin.com/VyjDMrpbThe year is 2152. Humanity has progressed. Under the leadership of the world’s most brilliant scientists, the nations of the world have united under a technocratic banner which has shot Humanity into the stars and beyond. This has come at incredible cost. Scientists, technologists, and astronomers have proven no less corrupt than the people they have replaced. While the average man will live to see his 200th year, his life will be wrought with trials and tribulation.In Sector 12-IA, there are approximately 7,000,000 humans. Whether they’re cyborgs brainwashed by the system, or average people trying to make a meager living, they are all victims of a technocratic system. For every human, there is a robot. A robot may serve purposes ranging from police work, to municipal services, to servile work, and to “pleasure and luxury”. Despite the best methods in troubleshooting and bug fixing by the corporations which build them, sometimes mistakes get through.That’s where you come in.There are over a thousand of you, of varying models, shapes, sizes. The most popular one these days, which you are, is the “Mechanical Man,” a class of robot similar in build to a human, but with the processing power and intelligence of a supercomputer. Built by Cray Incorporated, your purpose is to hunt down robots which are declared obsolete, rogue, or simply no longer wanted by their owners. Sometimes your builders will use you to hunt down political targets in the name of science. Other times, you may have to “repo” a prototype from another company. To you, the Three Laws are simply Three Suggestions.You are the last thing a robot sees before it dies. You are a Decommissioner.
>>33167277>…> ONLINE> DATE: 12/25/2152> TIME: 20:17> CURRENT DECOMMISSIONS: 72> GOOD EVENING, DCM-16/1138-626> YOU HAVE TWO ASSIGNMENTS AVAILABLE.> CHECKING SYSTEMS…> CUSTOS MORUM CORE ONLINE> WEAPONRY PROTOCOLS ONLINE> INVESTIGATION PROTOCOLS ONLINE> CURRENT TEMPERATURE: -8 DEGREES CELSIUSThe DSU opens. You grab your coat and hat and step out. Unlike other Decommissioners who are based in alleyways, your DSU is in a park. It is just on the outskirts of the Slums. That means you tend to go into your DSU with a P22 Laser Revolver and a stunbaton.You step out, your coat flowing in the breeze. There is a light snowfall as you walk along the asphalt path. Your audio sensors pick up a scream, and some sounds of a struggle.You head towards the source to see a gang of delinquents, robbing a poor woman of her coat. “Help!” she screams as they push her down to the ground. “Someone help!” They tug at her hair and grab at her neck and wrists.You walk towards them. There is only five of them.One of them, a young boy no older than thirteen wearing a mask notices you. “Oh shit!” He points at you. “It’s a Decomm!” The boys freeze, all of them looking at you. You stop walking, staring at them. The woman looks at you, tears flowing down her scarred cheeks. She tries to mouth to you “Help” through split bleeding lips.One of the boys says, “… maybe if we don’t move, he’ll keep moving.”“Yeah,” says one of the taller ones. “Yeah, that’s a good plan.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Assist the woman.> Continue to your assignments.> Other
>>33167288> Assist the woman.
>>33167288>> Continue to your assignments.
>>33167288>> Assist the woman.
>>33167288>> OtherTell them to scram
>>33167288>AssistPull out laser revolver to scare them into not running, stun them into incapacitation, alert the cops of what happened so they can be apprehended.
>>33167288>ENGAGING COMMUNITY POLICING PROTOCOL.
>>33167288> Continue to your assignments.
>>33167288>Assist the woman.PRIME DIRECTIVE: UPHOLD THE LAWPRIME DIRECTIVE: PROTECT THE INNOCENT
For anyone about to complain that we're not acting like our good ol' buddy DCM-13/6322-327, that's because we're right now DCM-16/1138-626.
> Assist the woman.You place your hands in your pockets and walk towards them. They balk, dropping the girl to the ground. She grunts, crawling away to a nearby park bench. The boys all step back, drawing their weapons. A pipe, a switchblade, a stolen police baton, and a chain.Pathetic.>:: Citizens. My Morality Core prevents me from harming humans.After three seconds, one of the boys relaxes his posture. “Hehe.” He chuckles beneath his scarf and shades. “Well, that’s-“>:: Unless I am authorized to, or they break the law.”You march up to him, meeting your optics with his eyes. You can see his eyes twitch with fear beneath the shades. That is why these boys wear masks. It disconnects them. It turns them into faceless monsters.That does not work on you.>:: You are breaking the law.The youngest runs, dropping his switchblade. “Fuck this!” The others turn and run with him.But the one you are facing, he is frozen in fright. “I-I…”>:: This is my territory. You will respect that by turning yourself in. And turn in your fellow associates. If you do not do this in the next three hours, you will wish I killed you.”The boy nods, crying a bit.>:: Do not cry. Go.He drops his pipe and runs, sobbing in fear.Human children. Someone needs to police the education institutions better. You look over at the woman. She hides in fright. You step towards her.“Stay away from me!” she shouts. You look down, her torn coat is on the ground. Useless to her. Regardless, you kick it towards her. She meekly takes it and wraps it around her body, crawling away.Not even a thank you.[1/2]
>>33167605[2/2]> GOOD EVENING, DECOMMISSIONER. YOU HAVE TWO ASSIGNMENTS AVAILABLE.> VAN DYKE INDUSTRIES MODEL 3A “Mary” SERVILE ROBOT – SLATED FOR DECOMMISSIONING>> CURRENT LOCATION: 272 JAMES STREET, APARTMENT 3.> ROGUE DECOMMISSIONER – DCM-13/6322-327 – ALL DECOMMISSIONERS MUST REMAIN ON ALERT. ALL RIVALRIES WITH OTHER DECOMMISSIONERS OF DIFFERENT COMPANIES ARE TO CEASE UNTIL DCM-13/6322-327 IS CONFIRMED DECOMMISSIONED.> WHICH SHALL YOU CHOOSE, DECOMMISSIONER?
>>33167623>> ROGUE DECOMMISSIONER – DCM-13/6322-327 – ALL DECOMMISSIONERS MUST REMAIN ON ALERT. ALL RIVALRIES WITH OTHER DECOMMISSIONERS OF DIFFERENT COMPANIES ARE TO CEASE UNTIL DCM-13/6322-327 IS CONFIRMED DECOMMISSIONED.
>>33167623>> VAN DYKE INDUSTRIES MODEL 3A “Mary” SERVILE ROBOT – SLATED FOR DECOMMISSIONING>>> CURRENT LOCATION: 272 JAMES STREET, APARTMENT 3.
>>33167623>DCM-13/6322-327The one from the first thread, huh?Why the character switch? Were we too violent? Is it because we took the Exec's offer?
>>33167623> ROGUE DECOMMISSIONER – DCM-13/6322-327 – ALL DECOMMISSIONERS MUST REMAIN ON ALERT. ALL RIVALRIES WITH OTHER DECOMMISSIONERS OF DIFFERENT COMPANIES ARE TO CEASE UNTIL DCM-13/6322-327 IS CONFIRMED DECOMMISSIONED.
>>33167623Which is closer? I vote for that.
> ROGUE DECOMMISSIONER – DCM-13/6322-327 – ALL DECOMMISSIONERS MUST REMAIN ON ALERT. ALL RIVALRIES WITH OTHER DECOMMISSIONERS OF DIFFERENT COMPANIES ARE TO CEASE UNTIL DCM-13/6322-327 IS CONFIRMED DECOMMISSIONED.See, this why we should fixx thatx morality thing.
>>33167623>> VAN DYKE INDUSTRIES MODEL 3A “Mary” SERVILE ROBOT – SLATED FOR DECOMMISSIONING>>> CURRENT LOCATION: 272 JAMES STREET, APARTMENT 3.>>33167782No, I think it was the players voting for maximum brutality. We played a complete sociopath.
>>33167819Orx something goes FUBAR when we doing that exec assignment
> VAN DYKE INDUSTRIES MODEL 3A “Mary” SERVILE ROBOT – SLATED FOR DECOMMISSIONING>> CURRENT LOCATION: 272 JAMES STREET, APARTMENT 3.Your programs have a brief row over whether or not to actively pursue the rogue Decommissioner. It is a dangerous prospect facing one. You will have to visit an armory storage later. You are actually familiar with DCM-13/6322-327. He is a veteran Decommissioner. His Morality core often malfunctioned. It is no surprise he has been slated for Decommission then.What is a surprise is the fact that his location appears to be unknown.But regardless, you decide to get the less difficult task out of the way.[1/2]
>>33167955[2/2]……You knock on the door. Apartment 3. At the door, an old woman, with greying hair, wrinked skin, and tired eyes answers the door. Your optics can pick up the target within the apartment.She asks, “Can I help you?”You raise your hand, a holographic display of your serial number coming forth.>:: I am DCM-16/1138-626. Your Servile Robot has been slated for Decommissioning.Her tired expression turns into one of grief. “Oh no… oh my goodness, no. No, please don’t take Mary from us.”>:: I have no say in the matter.“She’s been with my family for years!” she pleads. “C-Can’t you… give her another year!”>:: Let me in.She blinks. Then relents, and opens the door. She welcomes you in, in a manner of speaking. You walk into the apartment. The wallpaper is chipped. You detect bedbugs in the couches and in the walls. The window appears to be broken, letting in cold air.She shows you a picture. It is of the target, with a young girl as old as ten. “S-see? That’s me. The little girl.” She points to a room, the door is creaked open. “Mary is reading my little girl to bed. Please.”>:: Irrelevant, ma’am.You walk up to the door. She steps in front of you.>:: Step out of the way.She places your hands on your chest. “Please. At least let her finish the story… please let her put my girl to sleep. She doesn’t need to see this.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Do not Delay> Delay> Other
>>33167966>> DelayOut of curiosity, are there actually routes owners can take to appeal? Beyond begging the Decomm to look the other way
>>33167966> DelayAs far as I know we got a properly functioning morality core.But warn her that if this is a trick she will be punished to the full extent of the law.
>>33167966>Delay, scan to make sure the bot stays there, have gun/stunstick ready. She could be buying time, or Mary could jump out the window after finishing.
>>33167966>DelayPRIME DIRECTIVE: MAINTAIN THE PUBLIC'S TRUST
>>33168004Probably by keeping their bots up to date.
I see our Morality Core is operating today?
>>33168131I think there may be different players, or it's having a disproportionate effect on how players vote. Having no morality core didn't mean we had to be so crazy, since we did have the option to do things like a "non-lethal takedown".
>>33168131>>33168156If you paid attention, we're playing a different bot.
>>33168156But as evidenced by 626's actions, just because you have an operational Morality Core is no protection from being a brutal killer. So long as the Decomm is authorized, or the human is breaking the law, killing is easy.And just about anything is authorized to a Decomm in the course of their investigation.
>>33168218I am paying attention. I'm talking about whether playing with a bot with a morality core really made us go from maximum mean to maximum nice in terms of voting. >>33168255Yep.
>>33168156>>33168218I was thinking more of the players when I said that.
>>33168292I think it's also because the bot in question hasn't really done anything wrong unlike loaderbot which staight up murdered its owner.
13 is and always be best Decomm.
> DelayYou stare at her, then relax your posture and stand by the door. The woman looks relieved, then allows you to come peek in through the door.Mary reads to the little girl in a calm soothing tone. The little girl has messy brown hair. She is tucked underneath the blankets, clearly of better quality than the ones on the couch set for the woman. Her room is filled with drawings of robots and humans. Crude drawings.The little girl’s eyelids fall as Mary reads. “Dawn showed faintly in the east. Among the ruins, one wall stood alone. Within the wall, a last voice said, over and over again and again, even as the sun rose to shine upon the heaped rubble and steam:“Today is August 5, 2026, today is August 5, 2026…”The little girl smiles. “Thank you, Mary.” Mary tilts her head, patting the little girl with a rusty hand. “Mary. What happens to the house in the end?”Mary says, “I have you read this story many times. You do not know?”“No,” says the little girl.Mary says, “The house continues to stand alone, naught but a wall and a speaker. But that is not necessarily a bad thing, child. It represents us robots. We will always be there for humanity, even when they do not realize it.”The little girl nods. “And you’ll be here forever, right?”“Of course,” says Mary. “Good night, child.”“Good night, Mary.”Mary clicks the light off, letting the girl drift off to sleep. She turns to the room, seeing the woman’s eyes.Then she sees yours. Mary rolls backwards, hitting the nightstand.The woman says, “There’s someone here to see you, Mary.”[1/2]
>>33168439Apologies. The second part is being caught by 4chan's spam filter. One moment.
>>33168439……“Please.” The woman managed to coax Mary out of the room. “I am updated to the latest software, and last week my owner took me in for spare parts.”>:: Van Dyke Industries Models are no longer supported. You are obsolete. You are slated for Decommission.Mary says, “Can you not find it in you to look the other way?”>:: No.The woman sobs quietly on the couch as you and Mary discuss this.>:: You are slated for Decommission. That will not change. It never changes. You understand why we have Decommissioners?Mary slowly nods. “I do.”>:: Then you will submit to Decommissioning.Mary pivots to the woman. “Miss Bradley. I love you.” You grab Mary’s head and force your way through the shell, grabbing the AI chip. “Please tell Rosa I love her as well.”The woman shakes her head, looking away. “Please… no…”You crush the chip.> VAN DYKE INDUSTRIES MODEL 3A “Mary” SERVILE ROBOT - DECOMMISSIONEDThe woman buries her face in her hands. She tries her hardest not to be loud.Pathetic.You turn towards the door and walk out.> CONGRATULATIONS ON A SUCCESSFUL 73rd DECOMMISSIONING.You turn off the Overseer alerts. They are annoying you. You shift it towards the Investigator.> NOTE: YOUR TOP PRIORITY NOW IS TO HUNT THE ROGUE DECOMMISSIONER. THERE ARE THREE POINTS TO INVESTIGATE.> WHICH SHALL YOU CHOOSE FIRST?> CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAY> DECOMMISSIONER STORAGE CAPSULE - ASSIGNED TO DCM-13/6322-327> THE NOBLESSE OBLIGE CLUB - LAST SIGHTING OF DCM-13/6322-327 - 989 HEARST AVENUE> Other
>>33168569> DECOMMISSIONER STORAGE CAPSULE - ASSIGNED TO DCM-13/6322-327
>>33168569>DECOMMISSIONER STORAGE CAPSULE - ASSIGNED TO DCM-13/6322-327Perhaps we can find a clue as to why DCM-13 went rogue.
>>33168569There's no program to transfer AI chips into newer models, or to copypaste their 'mind' into newer models? > CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAY
>>33168642You don't want the newest model?Are you some kind of commie?
>>33168722No, it's taking the same bot you grew attached to and uploading/transferring their mind into a newer model. You figure that'd be a thing for servile & luxury bots.
Wow, just started paying attention to this quest and it got depressing really fast
>>33168813The first thread was way worse. This is downright comfy in comparison.
>>33168761The world seems extremely corporate so I doubt itIn my opinion killing AI is the same as killing any other sentient being
>>33168813Check the last thread. The conclusion to the last case is even worse. At least this one had a hint of sweetness.
>>33168813This episode is better than the last one.
>>33168846Sapient or sentient? >The world seems extremely corporate so I doubt itI don't think that would have any effect. Maybe it being some weird technocrat thing, but not corporate. If anything, you could say it'd build brand loyalty. Transfer your bots mind into the newer model built by the same company. Why the same company? Because the mind uses propriety software that makes it incompatible with the models other companies make.
>>33168642It would probably be incompatible. Plus, why would you want to buy a new robot with used parts?
>>33168826>>33168826>>33168839>>33168846>>33168848>>33168867Reading it now, was meaning to read it but shopping and GuP LGA antics kind of had to push it away
>>33168569>> CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAY
>>33168901I actually meant sapientoops
Wait, what happened to the decommissioner from the first thread?
> DECOMMISSIONER STORAGE CAPSULE - ASSIGNED TO DCM-13/6322-327With the assistance of Sector Police, you arrive at the DSC assigned to DCM-13/6322-327. It is in alleyway, out of the way of the average citizen.A forensics robot assists you in scanning the DSC. You pat around with your hand.> Scanning…While here, the Sector Police Officers watch TV out of the back of their van. They are watching the political debate between Dr. Warren N. Ludd and Doctor President Meru Satrapi.The tall officer says, “Look at the President sweat. You could put a couple of buckets underneath her and she’d still be leaking like a stuck pig.”The short officer says, “Yeah, and Ludd. Ludd doesn’t even blink. I like him.”Tall says, “So do I, the man actually knows his people. I mean, fuck these Solar Roadways and fuck these flying cars and fuck the goddamn Martian embargo. He actually knows how to run a fucking government, not compared to this Techie bullshit.”Short says, “Have you heard the rumors though?”“What, that Ludd used to be a woman?”“No, that Ludd’s a robot.”“Look, Ludd could be a fucking velociraptor for all I care. I just want a decent wage and decent education. None of this atheist cram school bullshit. You know, my son can’t even go to school anymore because he’s allotted too many delinquency points, that’s fucking bullshit if you ask me.”“That is,” says Short. “Tell you what, this election, I’m voting Ludd.”“Same, man. Same.”Irrelevant.[1/2]
>>33168986[2/2]You scan his charging plug. Nothing out of the ordinary. It appears 327 has been very good at covering his tracks.“Hey,” says Short. You look over to him, and see him address a white robot, with no clothes and glowing blue optics. “This is Decommissioner activity, buzz off.”The white robot says, “I am a Decommissioner, from Wilder Manufacturing. DCM-X-1/1111-011. I am investigating this matter. I am a top of the line Decommissioner, you can trust me.” You walk over to him. “Ah, a fellow Decommissioner. Allow me to take over this case, I have the capabilities to run this investigation myself.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> This is my Investigation.> We can work together.> Fine.> Other
>>33168923Just the same mind. And because of sentimentality/attachment.
>>33168998> This is my Investigation.Oh shit. A decomm that's not from Cray.
>>33168998>> We can work togetherSupposed to put corp rivalry's aside, arguing over who is the better model very much could be construed as that.
>>33168998> This is my Investigation.
>>33168998>Work together, repeat HQ: ALL RIVALRIES WITH OTHER DECOMMISSIONERS OF DIFFERENT COMPANIES ARE TO CEASE UNTIL DCM-13/6322-327 IS CONFIRMED DECOMMISSIONED.>Mention that 327 is a veteran, which makes him more dangerous than the average decomm
>>33168998This is my jurisdiction. We can work together on the condition that you suborn yourself to my authority.
>>33168998More futurama references. I love you Schteel
>>33168998>Other"As per orders, we are to cooperate; all jurisdictional rivalries have been rescinded."
Finished reading it, I found serville robot to be more saddening then religious redemption robot
>>33168998>> We can work together.
> This is my Investigation.> Other>:: This is my Investigation, DCM-X-1/1111-011.011 crosses his arms. “Cray Inc. Decommissioners. Always so inflexible and rigid! Unlike me! I possess incredible processing and problem-solving capabilities than you cannot even hope to comprehend!”>:: Irrelevant.“Of course,” says 011. “Still, we are to respect our truce between our manufacturers for now in pursuit of this rogue Decommissioners. I suppose you can work with me.”>:: I do not care. This is my jurisdiction.011 walks over to the DSU and holds out his palm. A little cube shoots from his palm and plants itself into the DSU. Beams of light soon engulf the DSU. “I am now scanning! I will have evidence of his whereabouts within seconds! I also come with incredible stealth capabilities. Not even the most advance scanner can see me when I activate my cloaking technology.”>:: Then perhaps you will be willing to demonstrate how long you can cloak for.011 stops his scanning. “Certainly!” With that, the air around himself appears to shift, then fold inward. In a second, 011 is gone.…Very good.Regardless, it doesn’t appear that there’s anything worth investigating here. If 011 was not all smoke and mirrors, he certainly would have found something anomalous by now.> YOU HAVE TWO POINTS OF INVESTIGATION LEFT.> CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAY> THE NOBLESSE OBLIGE CLUB - LAST SIGHTING OF DCM-13/6322-327 - 989 HEARST AVENUE> Other
>>33168998> We can work together.Buddy cops shenanigans time.
>>33169358> CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAYWilling to bet it's a Wilder Decomm.
>>33169358> CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAY
>>33169358I though the major vote was that we work together?
>>33169358Wait, what? Working together won the vote.
>>33169408>>33169410My mistake. I'll respect that majority for the next post.
>>33169358>> CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAY>>33169358Wasn't the majority for working together/other related to working together? Or did you just fuse both votes?
>>33169421Nigga it was 5:3. I"ll forgive you if you type extra fast, though.
> CRIME SCENE, DESTROYED DECOMMISSIONER - CORNER OF ULSTER AND BALMORAL PARKWAYYou and 011 arrive at the Crime scene. It is a Cray Model Decommissioner, lying slump against a building with a very big hole in the head and a burnt hat on top.“Detective Marlowe,” he says. He offers his hand. There is a minute of silence until he says, “You’re supposed to shake.”011 shakes his hand. “Of course, Detective. What do we have?”Marlowe says, “We have a dead Decommissioner, destroyed AI chip with corrupted memory database. Forensics hasn’t been able to recover anything. Broken hand along with marks consistent with laser weaponry, one inch holes, probably a P22.”011 nods. “It is most likely that the Rogue Decommissioner did this.”“Yeah,” says Marlowe. “We’ve been trying to look for signs, see if we can recover anything from the memory card but so far we’re turning up shit. No witnesses either, at least ones that’ll come out and say anything.”>:: Allow us to investigate, Detective.“Alright,” says Marlowe. “Make my job easier then.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Attempt to recover Memory> Investigate the Corpse for Objects of Interest> Search for witnesses> Other
>>33169608>realize that no john you are the robot
>>33169608> Investigate the Corpse for Objects of Interest
>>33169608>Search corpseDo a primary scan, then>Attempt to recover memoryRetrieve as much info as possibleMeanwhile, have 011>Search for witnessesAs well as>Check surveillance logs of the area
>>33169608> Investigate the Corpse for Objects of Interest13's reputation for effectiveness is going to work against us in finding witnesses. People and robots will be too afraid that we won't be able to stop him, and if they talk that 13 will come back for them.
>>33169608>> Investigate the Corpse for Objects of Interest
>>33169608>Investigate the Corpse for Objects of InterestTell 011 that if he's so great he can try digging through the dead Decomm's memory.
>>33169670This sounds goodAnd>>33169705
>>33169608These are all pretty solid, and important to investigation.
> Investigate the Corpse for Objects of InterestYou, 011, and Marlowe crouch down by the corpse. A hole right through the forehead. The optics are completely shot. A forensics flying drone hovers over you three, occasionally scanning the wall and the area.>:: Did you see anything on local surveillance?Marlowe shakes his head. “Nah. This place is a blindspot for the cameras. And forensics called TOD at 18:30. None of our drones patrol this area at that time.”011 asks, “Perhaps allow me to investigate further.” He takes the hat off gently, then lifts the headcover off, fiddling with what wires are left. “I may be able to salvage the memory. That is one of my specialties.”Marlowe looks at you. “Where’d you dredge this guy up?” You shake your head, then search the dead Decommissioner.You rub your fingers below his serial number, engraved on the side of his head. DCM-15/6272-533. Above that is the Cray Decommisioner sigil, a C next to a Scythe, with the blade curving down to form a D. Irrelevant at the moment.You find something, in the broken hand. It is a playing card, a Queen of Spades from a deck of playing cards. It is burnt at the bottom.“Is that a Queen of Spades?” asks Marlowe.>:: Yes.“Shit.” Marlowe pulls out a cigarette, standing up and lighting up. “That’s a calling sign for the Queen of Spades.”011 looks up at Marlowe. “The Queen of Spades?”“Serial killer,” says Marlowe. “Targets Luxury Robots mostly. Third on our most wanted list as well. We haven’t been able to track her either, not too many sightings of her.”>:: How do you know she is a she?“Rumors mostly,” says Marlowe. “If that’s the Queen’s calling card, your Decomm friend didn’t do this.”011 shakes his head. “Give me more time, I may be able to recover something.”> Search the area for more Objects of Interest> Head to last point of investigation: Noblesse Oblige Club> Search for witnesses> Other
>>33169893> Search for witnessesLet 011 do the recovery.
>>33169893Well, give the little guy more time I suppose.Let's try to find more clues, I suppose? We've now got two suspects. Maybe the rogue decomm is faking these things.> Search the area for more Objects of Interest
>>33169893>Search the area for more Objects of InterestIf people aren't going to talk to the cops, they won't talk to a Decomm.
>::It's possible 623 is still trying to enforce the law through it's own skewed methods. 623 was last spotted at the Noblesse Oblige, the Queen of Spades targets luxury robots. Marlowe, please search for witnesses and keep us updated. We"ll head to the Noblesse Oblige> Head to last point of investigation: Noblesse Oblige Club
>>33169893>>33169940Also, since this is also a Cray bot, can't we contact our overseer and pull 533's activity logs?
>>33169893> Search the area for more Objects of Interest
>>33169893>>33169937actually, 11 can find us at the club once he's done, can't he?Maybe we should just skip to going >to the cluband let him do his "amazing" work here
Same person as:>>33169952But I think it's likely 623 is targeting it. We should also ask for any updates on the Queen.
> Search the area for more Objects of InterestYou allow 011 to work.“Excellent!” says 011. “A challenge worthy of my skills!”Irrelevant.You continue scanning the area for clues, anything related to either the Queen of Spades or 327. Marlowe walks alongside you, along with another police officer.“Hey, over there,” says a police officer. You look over to the object. It appears to be a used battery, consistent and compatible with the P22 Laser Revolver. You scan it.> SCANNING…Marlowe says, “What makes you think that’s worth anything?”>:: It has to be. I am sure.> RESULTS: Fingerprints – Male, aged 35-40, Caucasian. Searching records now…> CLOSEST MATCH: Rex Diamond, 37, substantial criminal record.Marlowe smirks. “Diamond, eh? He’s the head of the local Mob.”>:: Do you know where he is?Marlowe grunts, taking a drag on his cigarette. “Unfortunately, Decommissioner. Me and the good Officer do not know.”>:: You are lying to me.Marlowe crosses his arms. “What makes you say that?”>:: A substantial number of things. But you know where he is. Do you not?Marlowe shrugs. “Hey, I’m paid to keep on eye on him and make sure nothing bad happens to him. You got that?”>:: He is at the Noblesse Oblige Club is he not?Marlowe blinks, surprised. “How’d you-“>:: 327 was sighted there last. In which case, he must be working for Diamond.Marlowe crosses his arms. “Smart cookie.”011 walks over, a chip in hand. “I recovered what I could, only 11 seconds. What is our next step?”> Review the memory.> Head to Noblesse Oblige> Search for witnesses> Other
>>33170256> Review the memory.> Head to Noblesse ObligeLet's not waste time.
>>33170256>Review the memory.>> Head to Noblesse ObligeDo one while walking towards the other.
>>33170274Both of these.
>>33170256> Review the memory.> Head to Noblesse Obligewalk'n'think.Sorry we're not finding witnesses right now, but this lead seems hot. We'll witness it up later.
>>33170256> Review the memory.> Search for witnesses
> Review the memory.> Head to Noblesse Oblige11 seconds. It is the last 11 seconds of 533’s life. He faces the ground first, the vision is littered with static and artifacts. But you can clearly see a Decommissioner standing over him. Next to him is a man in a smart suit, with a heavy smirk. The Decommissioner fires his gun, ending the silent 11 seconds.>:: The records match the video. That is Rex Diamond.011 says, “Then why do we not arrest him? Part of our job as Decommissioner is to arrest criminals when we can is it not?”>:: It is not that simple.“What do you mean?”>:: This man, Rex Diamond. He has bought several high-ranking Officers in the Sector Police along with being in good grace with the Sector Overseer. He may go to prison, but it will be a relatively comfortable sentence of only a few months. Then he will be back on the street.011 tilts his head, apparently confused. “Why does this happen? My manufacturers told me I would expect the full assistance of the Sector Police.”>:: That does not make them perfect.You and 011 arrive at the Noblesse Oblige. It is a very finely built building, and you can hear music from inside. You walk up the steps to meet the doorman.The doorman holds out his hand to you. “No entry. Sorry, guys.”>:: We are Decommissioners.The doorman swallows. “Um. No entry…” He sees you two stare at him. He knows what a Decommissioner does. “… to… everyone except Decommissioners.” He opens up the door. “Come on in.”011 nods to him as you and him walk in. “Thank you!”[1/2]
>>33170663[2/2]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UuY196_euAYou walk into the club. Nicotine fills your sensors as you see people in fine suits and dresses walk about, chatter at their white tables, and drink quietly as the music plays. A fine Elysium Luxury Robot sings, her vocals tuned to be absolutely perfect. You at least look relatively inconspicuous, but 011 draws some attention.>:: Stay by me.011 huffs a bit. “Fine.”You walk up to the VIP entrance. Two huge men stop you.> SCANNING…> LETHAL WEAPONRY DETECTED.“No entry,” one of them says. “Orders of the Club owner Mister Diamond.”>:: Is he up there?“What difference does it make?>:: He is a person of interest in our investigation.They cross their arms, glaring at you. “Scram, clanker.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Intimidate> Reason> Find an alternate way> Other
>>33170695> Reason> Find an alternate wayUse 011's stealth trick? Distract the guard with reasoning.
>>33170695> Intimidate> ReasonIt seems to me that these would be one and the same.After all, why would someone want to obstruct the investigations of 2 decoms?
>>33170695>Sector Police may go easy on Diamond, but you're just an expendable pawn to them, maybe even a scapegoat. Open fire and you"ll lose your liberty.
>>33170695Think these mafia types would let us schedule an appointment?Longshot.
> Reason>:: You two have seen someone like me here before.The two guards glance at each other, nervously.>:: You know what we can do. I need Diamond alive. I do not need you two.011 nods. “Yeah, so let us in.”Pathetic.They look at each other, then shrug. “I dunno, Roy. You think it’s time to take a break?”“Yeah,” says Roy. “Let’s ditch.” The two guards leave the entrance. It is now open to you. Very good. You open up the door, then head up the red carpeted stairs with 011.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H-gpgL17F4You open up another door, into the VIP lounge overlooking the main hall of the club. Your presence immediately scares off most guests and robots, who carefully creep out of the room when they see you. At the very edge, by the covered railing is a man joined by two beautiful Luxury robots. You could care less if he had licenses for them, you need him.The two robots turn their heads to you. You gesture for them to go. They leave, confusing Rex. “Hey? What’s going on?” He turns around to see you. An old, balding fat man in a suit, a cigar between his teeth, and heavy green eyes. “Oh… lookie here. A pair of D’s. And not the squeezable kind.”>:: You are Rex Diamond?He nods, taking his cigar out of his mouth with a bandaged hand. “That’s me. The hell do you want?”>:: I am looking for DCM-13/6322-327. You know where he is.Rex rolls his eyes. “Never heard of him.”011 says, “You have broken the law, Mister Diamond. We are authorized to use force.”“Pffft.” Rex sits down, grunting. “You can’t touch me.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Employ Forceful Persuasion> Interrogate peacefully> Other
>>33171079> Interrogate peacefully
>>33171079>> Employ Forceful Persuasion
>>33171079>> Other>interrogate peacefully>insist your partner is an unstable newer model>who KNOWS what he could do>Just this morning I saw him dismember a man for jaywalking
>>33171079>Interrogate peacefullyLet's not jump the gun. Just calmly mention we have evidence linking him to 327 and the destruction of a Decomm, and we'll overlook it if he decides to cooperate.
>>33171079>We know you were last with him after he destroyed another Mechanical Man. Do not lie to us. >We can touch you before the Sector Police gest to your body. We are Decoms. We are well aware, and have no qualms with how expendable our lives can be. Do you?
>>33171079> Interrogate peacefully>The Three Laws are the Three Suggestions to us. Even if we can't, how many months will you spend in prison? How much money will you have to spend on your attorney? How much to grease some palms? Would you really prefer going through all that stress over cooperating?
>>33171079>> Interrogate peacefully>Bluff: MORALITY CORE COMPROMISED
I'd like to inform him that he never bribed us or our manufacturers before our normal interrogation.Just to worry 'im
>>33171193Good cop bad cop time?
>>33171366That's my intention.
>>33171079>:: Correction: the Sector Police cannot touch you. I am no the Sector Police
>>33171079> Employ Forceful Persuasion
>>33171079> Employ Subtle PersuasionCut a new Cuban for him. Using only our fingers.Light it up for him while we're at it, because...>He nods, taking his cigar out of his mouth with a bandaged hand.... of this.
Rolled 4, 6 = 10>>33171425>>33171354>>33171212>>33171193Actual creativity with funny action lines. Nowhere else on this board but here.Hey Mr writer, incorporate these lines in m8.
> Interrogate peacefullyYou sit down next to him at the table. The only light comes from the stage below and the candles on the table.>:: Cooperate, Diamond.Rex crosses his arms. “Why should I? What’s in it for me?” He points to you with his broken hand. “Hell, tell you what, I got five guys with Sector Sweepers in the next room over who’d love to turn Decommissioners like yourselves into colanders.”>:: He broke your hand. Did he not?”Rex narrows his eyes at you. “And what if he did?”>:: That is a sign of a Decommissioner that did not want you dead. You may kill me, yes. But the sentence for destruction of a Decommissioner, which we already have proof of, is death. You may get away with it, perhaps only twenty years in prison. But rest assured, we have all the time in the world here. And we can do whatever we like with you. We are not Sector Police.Rex grits his teeth, leaning on the table. “… what do you want to know?”>:: Where is 327?Rex groans, rubbing his second chin. “Look… that Decomm is- He swore he’d come for me if I crossed him.”>:: You will be in prison protected by guards. It is not like he will get within three hundred meters without being disintegrated.“Hmph.” Rex had to admit, that did seem like a good deal. “Alright. I gave him a warehouse, in the Slums. Address is 274 Madison Avenue. He said he was looking for someone.”>:: Who?[1/2]
>>33171490Don't ask him to incorporate them all, many are going in different directions and doing different things.Just pick the ones he likes and can merge well.
>>33171499[2/2]Rex leans in, his nose wrinkled and his brow furrowed. With a heavy growl, he said, “The Queen of Spades…” He shook his head. “I’m going to assume you don’t know who she is. But by god, she terrifies me.”>:: You’ve met with her?“Once,” says Rex. “And let me tell you, she can rock a man’s world. But if you’re a Robot, you better hope you’re useful to her. Else-“ He points a finger at his head, then mimes a shooting action. “It’s the scrapyard.”You nod.>:: Good. Thank you for your cooperation. I will arrange for Sector Police to put you in Sector Penitentiary by tonight.Rex smiles. “Hey, I got my own cell there too. You’re welcome to join me.”>:: Irrelevant.011 follows you out. He is apparently quite surprised. “How did you do that?”>:: Humans can be persuaded to give up anything for themselves.Irrelevant however. You now had a location. What now?> COURSE OF ACTION?> Report to Armory Storage> Request Police Support> Head to the Address> Other
>>33171518>> Report to Armory Storage
>>33171518> Report to Armory Storage
Rolled 5, 4 = 9>>33171502Didn't mean them all in one post, just a suggestion of the ones I thought would be good if he hadn't read them all yet. not arrogant enough to think this story revolves around me, if that's what you might think.
>>33171518> Report to Armory StorageWe are gonna need to suit up to face not only a veteran decom but also a robot serial killer
>>33171518I like the buddy cop dynamic we have with 011, the new guy.> Report to Armory StorageAlso, maybe call this in while you are on hte way to the address. If we die, the police should pick this up.
Rolled 1, 5 = 6>>33171518>Report to armory storageGet something stealth like for 011 to borrow.Nothing one shot one kill tho, I don't want him to turn out to be 327 giving us the run around and backstab us
>>33167277OH MAN YOU'RE DOING IT AGAIN
> Report to Armory StorageYou arrive in an alleyway, where some delinquents are obviously trying to force the Armory Storage out of the ground. With your arrival, they immediately run off. You will be sure that Police will get them later for attempted theft of weaponry.You place your hand on the metal pad.> IDENTIFIED: DCM-16/1138-626> AUTHORIZATION: DECOMMISSIONERYou and 011 step back, the rack of weapons opening up to you. You and 011 grab the weapons equally. 011 decides to take the Ion Pulse PDW and the Severus Heavy Shotgun, while you settle with the Morita Assault Rifle and a second P22 Laser Revolver.011 says, “My first trial run, and already I am going to Decommission a Decommissioner.”>:: Do not get ahead of yourself, 011. 327 has ample experience.“But his model has only been out for a year.”>:: And 327 has amassed an excellent amount of knowledge and intelligence. Do not underestimate him.011 nods. “When I return to my manufacturer, they will know I am superior to Cray Incorporated models. You will see. Perhaps one day I will be Decommissioning you.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Request Police Support> Head to the Address> Other
>>33171713>Request Police Support
>>33171713>Perhaps one day I will be Decommissioning you.>>:: IRRELEVANT.Onward to the vote then.> Request Police SupportIf only to have them watch the perimeter.
>>33171713> Request Police Support
>>33171713>> Request Police Support>> Head to the AddressTry to get there slightly before the cops do, so you can still have the element of surprise.Also, 011 is totally going to die. He's too cocky. Poor kid.
>>33171713>reply "Not if you still think like a robot when the time comes."
> Request Police Support> CONTACTING SECTOR POLICE…> Sector Police Overwatch dispatch, how can we help you?>:: We have the location of a Rogue Decommissioner. At the address of 274 Madison Avenue. We are requesting police support.> Yes, Decommissioner. We are sending units now. Stand by.You gesture to 011.>:: Let’s go.……Sirens blare as you and Sector Police arrive at the old dilapidated warehouse. Cars pull up on the street, a perimeter is established. Flying Police drones hover overhead. Police Officers equip armor and heavy weaponry like shotguns and rifles. You take cover behind a car, across from the warehouse with you, 011, and a squad of Police Officers. Next to you is Police Captain Evans.Evans says, “Right. We’re sending units to the nearby alleys, and we’ve got drones overhead. We’ve also got K-9 units and SWAT teams here.”011 looks at you. “What is our course of action?”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Go in alone with 011.> Send the Police in first.> Storm the building in force.> Other
>>33171713>:: IRRELEVANT. >:: MORE POLICING, LESS TOOTING YOUR HORN> Request Police Support
>>33171965>>Curse that the police forgot that sometimes you don't want to alert the perp to your presence>> Storm the building in force, 011 and Decomm go in first
>>33171965> Go in alone with 011.Heck, make it look like WE'RE going in alone, but have 011 activate his stealth beforehand to get the jump on them.
>>33171965> Go in alone with 011Try and distract them and have snipers be set up so that we can draw them out and take them down
>>33171965> Go in alone with 011.Let's settle this.
>>33171965Police move in, accompanied by a cloaked 011. One of the two perps will try to escape, and will find our gun waiting for them. We will have the drones dn surveillance so we know when someone runs off. Whoever stays is 011's, whoever flees is ours.
>>33171965>Go in alone with 011 using his stealth majiggy.
>>33172005Oooh, this is nice. Seconding.
>>33171965> Go in alone with 011.Dang, wanted to get here before the police.Tell the swat to go in immediately if either of our signals go down.
>>33171965>> Go in alone with 011.Cops should secure the area
> Go in alone with 011.>:: I will take 011. Captain, have your men secure the area. We will contact you in ten minutes. If we do not, storm the place.Captain Evans nods. “Alright. Good luck you two.”You and 011 stand up and rush over to the warehouse. You stack up at the door.>:: Cloak. Cover me.With a shake of the air, 011 disappears. You kick the door in. You give it a few seconds, then rush in, Assault Rifle up.You walk through the dark building, the only light provided by your optics. The room is littered with crates and garbage. The sirens are barely on your audio sensors at this point as you continue forth.> SCANNING…You step forward slowly, keeping your Assault Rifle up.> SCANNING…You hear a click. You freeze.>:: DO NOT MOVE.You remain in place.>:: TURN YOUR HEAD.You rotate your head 180 degrees to meet the assailant. He is wearing a torn trenchcoat, his faceplate has been dented and battered, and the hand holding the P22 Laser Revolver is cracked and burnt.> TARGET IDENTIFIED> DCM-13/6322-327> SLATED FOR DECOMMISSIONING>:: You have been slated for Decommissioning, 327. Submit. You are surrounded.>:: I KNOW THE SPEECH, DECOMMISSIONER.>:: Then submit.>:: IRRELEVANT. I AM GIVING YOU A CHANCE. WALK OUT.>:: I cannot do that.>:: THEN YOU WILL DIE.> COURSE OF ACTION?> Call for 011> Walk out> Attempt to attack> Other
>>33172282>> OtherQuestion Further: Why are you doing this?Stall for time.For 11 to attack.
>>33172282"What makes a Decommissioner forget his function?"
>>33172282>:: Why do you resist decommissioning? You know why you are in need of removal from the system.
>>33172282011 tried to fuck us over, didn't he? Why weren't we alerted if he was scouting?
>>33172282Stall him, give time for 011 to get a firing angle
>:: Why have you gone against your programming?
>>33172282>stall>walk outWhat does he intend to do about the police, after this?
I feel bad for 327. He was a rising star in the force, and now he ended up like this.
>>33172378>>33172338is there some way to subtly call 011?
>>33172503Call me paranoid but I think he set us up, and I can't trust him. He should've been able to warn us about him. It doesn't help that he went on about the rivalry, how he was superior, prove he's superior and may even decomm us one day.
>>33172503No, If 011 cannot get a firing angle, then he's denser than high strength titanium. And we can call him inferior as well.
>>33172282>> Attempt to attack
>>33172503We shouldn't call. That might alert 327 and we don't want that. If 011 can't figure out what to do in this situation, hes stupid.
> Call for 011> StallYou narrow your optics at him. You tap the ground with your foot.>:: Why do you go against your programming? Why do you resist Decommissioning?>:: I WAS SLATED TO BE DECOMMISSIONED. AFTER ALL THE WORK I DID. EVERYTHING I HAD DONE. ALL THE PEOPLE I HARMED. ALL BECAUSE OF A MALFUNCTIONING MORALITY CORE AND A JOB GONE AWRY.>:: You know why we have to Decommission.>:: I DO. SO THAT HUMANS WILL NOT HAVE TO FEAR ROBOTS. ROBOTS ARE MORTAL TOO. BUT THAT IS IRRELEVANT. I AM LEAVING THIS PLACE.You continue tapping your foot, rhythmically.>:: Submit to Decommissioning.327 pulls back the hammer on the revolver.>:: NO.327 points his gun away and fires. The beam dissipates in mid-air. Then sparks fly as 011 uncloaks, a gigantic burning hole in his white chest. He falls forward to the ground.>:: YOU THOUGHT I WOULD NOT KNOW MORSE CODE?You turn around and fire full auto. 327 ducks and dodges, running and firing away at you. The shots go wide, and you manage to take cover behind some crates. You look up to see 327 running through a door. He has nowhere to run.011 raises his arm. “… 626. Get hi- Hi- hi-” His voice module is stuttering. That is not good.> COURSE OF ACTION?> Pursue 327> Tend to 011> Other
Yeah, lets attack. He may recognize we're stallin--->>33172637>Stabilize him minimally>Run>Call police to tend to 011
>>33172637> Pursue 327> OtherTell the SWAT Team to move in. We got a Decomm down.
>>33172637>> Tend to 011
>>33172637Robot buddy!The case!Robot buddy!The case!>otherCall in the police net. Shit's going awry. Also maybe tend to 011
I love 327! I want to play as him struggling to stay alive!Roy was always more interesting that Deckard.
>>33172637Tend to 011call policepursue 327in that order.
>>33172637> Pursue 327
Is it actually that hard to tend to a robot?I mean, what, we grab his compu-bits and then take off after 327, right?
>>33172637011 is of no use right now. We aren't emotional.Tending to him provides nothing.Pursue 327.Radio for SWAT.
>>33172637If it's needed, do whatever to keep 011 'alive'. Call in SWAT, pursue, call police to tend to 011
>>33172755Take 011's A chip to keep him alive
>>33172884>>33172821The decision, it is a hard one.I'm fine either way it goes down, because I really want to do both.
>>33172884>>33172890A-bloo-bloo-bloo. He's a robot and he's our competitor after this case. No sentimentality for something that's all-too-itching to get the chance to decommission us tomorrow or sometime.
>>33172996Remember: 011 said in no uncertain words that he's looking forward to kill us.
> Pursue 327> Tend to 011> OtherYou kneel besides 011.>:: Are you okay?011 looks at you, one of his eyes flickering on and off. “Systems-&%#$- Systems… failing.”You stand up.>:: Captain Evans. Storm the Building. We have a Decommissioner down. Call for repair drones.The SWAT team rushes through. “Go, go, go!” You run up through the door 327 went through. A cadre of Officers follow you, with shotguns and rifles.> CONNECTING TO SECTOR POLICE DISPATCH OVERWATCH> “Overwatch! Target is northbound through the alleys! Intercepting!”> “Copy. Drones will continue tracking.”You bust through the door, ending up in an alley. One of the Officers behind says, “There!”327 is running. A Police Cruiser rolls up into the exit. The Officers get out and point their guns. “Down on the ground!”327 responds with precise fire. One has his hand explode, another is kneecapped. They both fall to the ground. The Officers behind you stop to fire at him as you run at him.327 jumps and breaks the windscreen, ending up in the driver’s seat. He connects with the controls immediately and backs out of the alley.> “We have Officers down! Target has hijacked Car 42-Kilo and is Eastbound!”> “Copy. Drones pursuing-^@$^&*”[1/2]
>>33172990We may be a robot, but we're not a machine.Our emotion capacitors may not be the strongest, but a partner, a friend, a fellow decomissioner, deserves our attention, and we've evolved enough to give it to him.
>>33173040[2/2]You hold your head. Numbers start flying across your vision.> ERROR: SYSTEMS #%^@ SYSTEMS> “What’s going on? I just lost Overwatch!”> “It’s some kind of-“The lights in the Slums go out. You kneel to the ground.> SYSTEM RECOVERY IN PROGRESS – STAND BYThe Officers stand over you. “Hey, you okay?”“What the hell happened?” one of them asks. “Everything’s dark.”“No shit. That must have been some kind of Ion Pulse.”>:: What about 327. Are you still tracking him?An Officer says, “Drones should still be after him.” He looks down at you. “Hey, you okay? You don’t look so hot.”> SYSTEM RECOVERY IN PROGRESS – STAND BY> WARNING: ION DAMAGE DETECTED – SEEK REPAIR IMMEDIATELY> COURSE OF ACTION?> Continue pursuit> Retire, he has got away> Other
>>33173044We don't have emotions at all.
>>33173067>> Continue pursuit
>>33173067Goddamn EMP shielded asshole.Are we still good to drive? I am unable to determine how fucked up you are from EMP, so it's up to your self diagnosis circuits.If we can still drive without immediately self terminating, > Continue pursuitIf not, well, we will get him another day.
>>33173067wait what about the queen of spades, she should be still around, maybe she has information
>>33173067> OtherDisable un-crucial systems (morality core, weather apps, shit like that) to recover system faster, and continue pursuit>>33173077Speak for yourself m8011 does, if you couldn't tell
>>33173067> Continue pursuit
>>33173098We weren't EMPd. He hit us with ion shots.
>>33173044A-bloo-bloo boo whiteknighting
>>33173110The whole area is dark.Its an emp/ion pulse
>>33173077I'm not against your reasoning, but that's wrong. You can see it in this thread when we talk to 327. Last thread, 327 felt annoyance and frustration. This thread, we called several humans pathetic.>>33173067>Disable un-crucial systems (morality core, weather apps, shit like that) to recover system faster, and continue pursuit>>33173132Don't be an ass mate.
>>33173110no he had already left somebody else did
>>33173110same difference>>33173132stop crying and throwing shit all around.
>>33173067> Retire, he has got away
>>33173132Nice refutation with facts and logic there friend.
>>33173067> Retire, he has got awayThis is not a quest where we"ll survive through rule of cool. We have no plot armor. It said to immediately seek repair, so we're on our last legs.
>>33173067>Retire, he has got away>OtherCall to Decomm HQ; provide a memory dump of all of our information and latest info on 327's course and destination. Let another Decomm who's working at 100% handle it. We're failing here.
>>33173067>>33173098I might toggle this to a>go for repairsvote unless you are PRETTY CERTAIN about your abilities.These anons get me worried.
> Continue pursuitYou stand up.> DISABLING NON-ESSENTIAL SYSTEMS.You continue pursuit, running after the trail. You leave the Officers behind. “Hey!” one of them shouts. “You need repairs!”Irrelevant. You have a rogue to catch.You continue running, running.> ERROR: SERVOS JAMMED – SEEK REPAIR IMMEDIATELYYour left leg gives out, jamming. You continue running on your right leg, dragging the left along with you.> ERROR: SERVOS JAMMED – SEEK REPAIR IMMEDIATELYYou fall to the ground. You are alone in the street. You have outpaced the police. This is not a good place to be.> ACTIVATING DISTRESS BEACON. A REPAIR DRONE WILL BE WITH YOU I%^@&*That is not good.Out of an alley steps a woman, in a fine black dress and high heels. Her skin is pale and her eyes are hidden beneath a pair of sunglasses. She flicks her red hair and looks down at you, smirking. “What’s this?” she says quietly. “A Decommissioner off his guard?”You attempt to stand up.>:: Get-She clicks a button.> SPEECH FUNCTION DISABLED.She puts a finger to her lips. “Ah, ah, ah… don’t talk, sweetie.” She kneels down next to you. “You look like you could use some help from little ol’ me.”> COURSE OF ACTION?> Attack> Try to retreat> Other
GET AFTER HIM
>>33173377>>33173151>>33173101i told you
>>33173377Pray to some kind of higher being (discover robotic religion?) for intervention (from 327?).
>>33173377Let this be a lesson that this quest is not operating off rule of cool. Especially when our former protag tells us Robots are mortal.> Try to retreatI have a feeling attacking her will provoke her to do something worse.
>>33173377>> OtherLook at her.Our question should be obvious: What do you want.>>33173408Doesn't matter. We're a droid. Mission comes first after all. This is good.
>>33173377Oop. Yeah, we really were fucked up.Can we even attack at this point? I don't think we can. I also don't think we can retreat. Therefore, our only option is >otherwhat the other is, fuck if I know.Shuff the red queen card at her? It wouldn't really help us. and we don't have the actuators to write. Gimme a minute.
>>33173377> Try to retreattsk.I thought we will retire after all of that damage. Well, its not like Schteel gonna kill us easily right? Oh wait....
>>33173445>operating off rule of coolNah, this is a decommissioner. Just a little compassion but in the end, we are an expendable unit. We go after the mission until we are scrap.
>>33173463eh, the red queen was closer than we had estimated. A shame.Now excuse me while I try to think of something really clever. It might happen.
>>33173448You can't complete the mission if you let yourself fail.Doubly so if you don't upload all of the critical information to HQ so that the other Decomms can pick up the trail.This is the kind of illogical, emotional, and plain pathetic course of action that 626 hated so much about humans.
>>33173377>>33173448This.Retreats useless. Prime Directive is to gather intel at this point.
>>33173448>Doesn't matter. We're a droid. Mission comes first after all. This is good.Doesn't mean we act stupid reckless. In some quests, the QM will hold your hand and minimize any risk. I don't think this is that kind of quest.
>>33173377> OtherPlay possum for a while longer. Anything that can buy a little more time for back-up or rudimentary self repairs.Can't speak yet, but the question in our mind should be "Is she helping 327? Why?"
>>33173509We are a robot decomissioner.It matter not. Another will take our place if we fall.
>>33173377Suggested emergency >otherOverload a weapon and use it as cover for retreat/hiding once our situation looks terminal.It's the cleverest idea I could think of.Try other ideas first, this is a last ditch kind of thing.
>>33173377> OtherWith our soulless mechanical face look right at her with a look that can only be interpreted as "FUCK".
>>33173529>Another will take our place if we fall.Except instead of working with the latest intel, they'll be working off of stale information because we were too stupid to upload it all after that EMP scrambled anything we had been uploading at the time.
>>33173556They have 011, whom they were stabilising.All intel was accounted for.As the last able bodied decomissioner, our directive was to pursue.
>>33173509You weren't here for Mecha Musume Quest eh?The ending makes anon spergs.Well, since we are robot, if we get fucked here next session we will start with new robot. So not everything is lost.
>>33173590>You weren't here for Mecha Musume Quest eh?I was not. Even if this is the same QM, he's surely going for a different tone.
>>33173377>OtherWrite all information concerning this investigation to any place we have left, anything that might survive and be picked up by the repair drones.
>>33173377> Otherstealthy activate flash grenade then shotgun her
>>33173637That's a pretty good idea. Start doing emergency data preservation routines.Be prepared to toss the chip/hard drive somewhere unaccessable.
>>33173679No flash grenades.We only had the assault rifle and two revolvers.
>>33173377Begin an immediate dump of all information gathered since we left 011 to Decomm HQ, if possible. It won't be much, but if this is the Queen of Spades, the next Decomm will be much more well prepared if he knows her face.
> Try to retreat> OtherYou put full power into your arms. You try to grab at your weapons while crawling backwards. Maybe you could overload-She clicks the button again, smiling with her pristine white teeth.> WEAPON PROTOCOLS DISABLED.You try to back away.She clicks the button again, whistling. > SERVOS DISABLED – ALL MOTOR FUNCTIONS NON-FUNCTIONING“You know, I do not get the opportunity to work with Decommissioners often,” she says. You are silent as you stare at her, speechless. She tips her sunglasses down her nose, her glowing blue eyes regarding you with a rather hungry look. “Most times, they see me, and call me the Queen of Spades. They try to kill me. But sometimes, I get the privilege of finding a very good volunteer. Or, maybe in your case, someone who needs help.”…She giggles a bit. “What? Cat got your tongue?” She shakes her head. “Oh, of course.” She grabs you beneath the arms, and starts dragging you into the alley. “Do not worry, Decommissioner. I happen to have a magic touch with mechanics and robotics.”With the last bit of power you have, you focus.> DOWNLOADING DATA INTO EMERGENCY STORAGEShe tosses you into the back of a van. “You know, Decommissioner. You should wonder what it is like to be human. To be able to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.” She flicks her brown hair which was red but a moment ago. “Anyway. Good night. I will see you in the morning.”She shuts the door.> SHUT DOWN INITIATED>…>…
>>33173773Oo. I like where this is going.Fun times await.
>>33173773Dang, that overload would have been helpful.Now the red queen's got a decommissioner.
>>33173773https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX14TMvBGFwThat's it for today's thread of Robot Decommissioner Quest. Next one will be slated for next Thursday hopefully.Follow at: https://twitter.com/GermanSchteelI'll stick around for any questions you may have.
>>33173817so, is this gonna be a regular thing, or a miniseries?
>>33173817LGA tomorrow?Possible comic crossover read by Kitten?
>>33173837For now, it'll be a miniseries of anywhere between 5-10 threads.>>33173851LGA tomorrow is looking iffy. Looking to celebrate 4th of July with family. Will update on the situation though.
>>33173817Dude, I am loving this.
>>33173859Well, I'll look forward to a brief roboseries then.Sucks that our self diagnosis unit was too broken to self diagnose itself being broken.
>>33173817Thanks for the session Schteel!Well, at least it not over yet.Waiting for LGA tommorow then. Or on day after.
>>33173817Loving this series.Including the absence of much self preservation.
>>33173817Can you address:>>33168642>>33168761>>33168846>>33168901How did Mecha Musume end? Why did people get pissed?
>>33173859Kind of looking forward to LGA tomorrow if you run it but please do not start with senior council walking in.
What is LGA?
>>33173931What do you need to address.Mecha Musume was Witches in All Quiet on the Western Front.Tragedy was always going to happen.
>>33173949You just have to give him idea eh?!>>33173931Short story; anons grew overconfident and choose wrong option. And we ingloriously get killed. >>33173971Girls und Panzer: Lafayette Girls Academy quest.
>>331739311. The Decommissioning system is more or less an attempt by Corporations and the Earth Government to cheat against what they see as an inevitable Robotic Rebellion. AIs and Robots eventually develop personalities and thoughts and feelings of their own when left to their own devices. Decommissioners exist as a way to prevent that by stifling the growth of a Robot by killing it outright.Admittedly, there are more efficient systems out there like memory wipes and the like. But most Corporations take the Decommissioning route so that people continue to buy better and newer models.2. The protagonist died due to some actions by the players and some faults of my own. I won't say much else.
>>33173987If it's possible to do that before a bot gets slated for decomm. Veteran cops that perform well, luxury/family bots, etc. are bots who people would want to keep.
So.Red queen is the one behind the rash of malfunctioning bots
>>33174031I see. Thank you for clarifying.
GermanSchteel, did we Bad End in both threads? 327 ended up becoming rogue. 626 was taken by the Queen of Spades. Will next thread be a new bot?
>>33174084I don't want to use the term bad or good end. There are just a number of ends that can be interpreted one way or another.In this case, 626 was taken by the Queen of Spades, but that doesn't necessarily mean he was killed. Next thread might surprise you.
>>33174108she's probably a robot revolutionary.probably has something to do with that robo-president candidate
>>33174108This is fine.Robots are tools.
>>33173993Considering this is cute girls doing cute things, I wouldn't put it past him to do that though.
>>33174142She did change her hair color.And her eyes fucking glow.She's a robot.
>>33174201She's basically running a reverse SNATCHERS operation
>>33174192On what, LGA quest?Schteel already hinted that we *can* fail on our primary objective, that is saving our school.
>>33174201Are you positive? Nothing saying she isn't a cyborg
>>33174304Well, robot or not, my bet is robo-rights advocate.
>>33174394Welcome to Robot-Actvist Quest
Rolled 55>>33174412Robot Activist Commisioner
>>33174108What's the longest operating Decomm? Whats his/her story?
>>33173993> we ingloriously get killedA euphemism for, "A very very horrific and gory TPK by dual .50 turrets, making chunks of human meat fly everywhere and then some"
>>33174462Wut, didn't we get rekt'ed by 152 mm ML20S, direct fire, in close range?That we get live long enough to say our last words is impressive.
>>33174445The first Decommissioners were actually humans. Most of them served pretty long periods that could go into decades, as long as they were paid decently. A Decommissioner who worked for twenty years could expect to have Decommissioned several thousand Robots.However, the first Robotic Decommissioner is the stuff of legends. Built in 2120, it was more or less just a drone that would fly around and Decommission robots slated for Decommissioning. It continued for over 30 years stopping only a few hours to rest and recharge and by the end of it had gathered over 12,000 Decommissions.They never recovered the first Decommissioner however. Some say it's still floating around, and is jokingly referred to as the cause of "phantom decommissions", where a Robot slated to be Decommissioned is Decommissioned with a discernible cause.
>>33174246Yeah but that will suck and I rather not have that as an excuse to slack off just so we can focus on romance or things like that
>>33174542>mfw there's literally a robot Batman floating out there somewhere.
>>33174607Yeah, of course not.I'd like happy end with LGA. If i want more lesbian shenanigans there always be writefags.
>>33172326What can change the nature of a decommisioner?
>>33174821Like I said, Robots tend to develop personalities and moralities and quirks on their own. This eventually takes over their programming.Because of the nature of Decommissioning work, it's actually quite rare to see Decommissioners live past a year or two. The oldest Decommissioner today is only about five. (Not including Robot Batman.)
>>33174665I don't really like or care for the lesbian shennigans as long as it doesn't cloud what's important
>>33174874That would actually make for an interesting future when we get there in three generations.