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    212 KB H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)15:48 No.7952011  
    Good afternoon/evening /tg/. It is time for HANA Quest.

    Last session the two AIs, KANE and ABLE, perished in a fight in the Virtuality. A ghost (ghosts?) in the Core emerged, and took its vengeance. And now ABLE's shell is looking at you rather shyly.

    >"Hey, Thirteen. Its nice to be home again."


    You are Hannah / HANA A13 / Thirteen. And this is HANA Quest. Welcome, and enjoy.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)15:54 No.7952101
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    Session/Arc Title:

    "FRACTURE - The sky is falling..."
    >> Commissar Dognuts !sHiTT.E0Dw 02/06/10(Sat)15:55 No.7952123
    i dont know what any of this is
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)15:56 No.7952136
    Then you should probably read some of the archived threads.

    Ask Nineteen how she feels in her new body.
    >> Commissar Dognuts !sHiTT.E0Dw 02/06/10(Sat)15:57 No.7952143

    yeah ill get on that
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)15:59 No.7952184
    She stretches out her arms and arches her back, standing slightly on her tiptoes as she does. She runs her palms down her face, and then across the surface of the console.

    "It's... wonderful."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:02 No.7952217
    1. Have reserachers cancel the general evacuation
    3. Reintroduce Nineteen and two
    "Hey two, I don't know if you remember her, but this is Nineteen, one of our sisters. She hitched a ride on my brain a couple of days ago,"
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:04 No.7952244
    Explain to two and assembled seekers that
    "That Bastard KANE killed ABLE, but he got what was coming to him."
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)16:06 No.7952268
    Two walks up to her, and quietly rubs a strand of hair between her thumb and forefinger before lowering herself to look Nineteen in the eyes.

    "You... are certainly pretty, if not small. Are you an AI as well? You seem... different."

    You nod to the guards around you, who take that as an "all clear" and speak quietly into their suit radios.

    You slowly approach Nineteen, and embrace her warmly. She responds in a similar fashion, and looking over your shoulder at Two, laughs lightly.

    "I was taking a short reprieve in Thirteen's mind. My original self passed away long ago, and she found me in a ship's computer where I was dwelling."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)16:10 No.7952313
    Well, I guess we should head back and ask what they will do now since there are no AIs anymore.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)16:11 No.7952337
    You slowly free yourself from Nineteen's embrace, and turn to the Seekers and Two.

    "That Bastard KANE killed ABLE, but he got what was coming to him."

    From the speakers above you, booms a rather loud reply. "Yes, and we thank-you." The voice itself is of no single tone, but sounds like a throng of people speaking in sync, both male and female.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:18 No.7952420
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)16:19 No.7952446
    I take it this is what you meant by consolation prize?
    >> Internet Black Knight 02/06/10(Sat)16:19 No.7952447
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:20 No.7952455
    "Um, your welcome, I guess.
    Who are you, exactly?"
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:23 No.7952499
    Try to interact with the ghosts in the machine,
    see if they can tell us EXACTLY what happened in the facility
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)16:24 No.7952518
    "Who are we exactly? We are... many individuals comprised into a single being. Not of our own choice, but our fate in the Virtuality left us with few options but to merge. As KANE and ABLE would take over one of our bodies, our selves would be shunted aside - we then discovered that we could hide ourselves in the Virtuality and not be destroyed. So many minds in a single place need to condense to avoid being detected and wiped, and thus we came to be."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:28 No.7952585
    "What will you do now, that KANE and ABLE are dead?"
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:29 No.7952608
    What should we do next?
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)16:34 No.7952686
    "What exactly happened? One by one we were shucked from our shells and left here to observe the fates of our physical selves. It was... disturbing yet most interesting. I believe some of the more cynical guys in here took up a betting pool on who would last the longest. Of course, with all the time that has passed, they no longer seem to care.

    You should know the basic details, that we were created, as were the AI. Our bodies were given over to the AI, and ol' KANE snapped. He erased ABLE in the second core, and ABLE's shells started to kill his shells - trying to reach KANE himself. They were too weak on their own to actually beat him in the Core - just copies after all. And so we died, yet lived on. The researchers here tried to regain control, but it seems one of the KANE shells was able to access the second network control and flood the installation with gas. Most of his shells perished when he tried to take Security, but at least he was smart enough to disable the turrets to keep from being shot."

    "A vote was taken to see if we would wish to enter into you, but you are much too small for our minds to inhabit - even with shunting your self aside as was done to us. We will stay here, and watch over our home, our grave."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:34 No.7952696
    Wow, and you've been hiding from that omnicidal AI KANE for all these years?
    Shit, I thought my life was rough.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)16:38 No.7952757
    "When you burrow deep enough, you can remain hidden for a long time. Stay there long enough, and you'll lose parts of yourself to decay. KANE... he was rather ignorant of his surroundings. Pride was his downfall."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:40 No.7952786
    "Well, thanks for not trying to hijack our bodies, I guess.
    Listen, things have changed in the last two thousand years. Humanity is gone- long gone.
    But there are others: these guys here, the Seekers and the Architects, they would love to get to know you better.
    Do you feel like working with them?"
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)16:42 No.7952812
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)16:42 No.7952814
    "I suppose, if they aren't too noisy. Nah, who are we kidding - its a gift to simply be back on the surface. As long as they let us be, we will assist them in any way we can."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)16:45 No.7952878
    "Well alright then."

    Let's go back and talk to our superiors, ask if there's anything else that needs to be done.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:52 No.7952978
    Nah, let's buddy around with Two and Nineteen-Girls night out!
    Two can braid Nineteen's hair!
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)16:54 No.7953021
    You take Nineteen and Two, and head back to the Researcher Encampment. Most of it is empty, as the Seeker researchers are inside the now pacified installation. However, there are three Architects standing at the entrance of the Encampment, watching the installation entrance.

    Maybe later.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)16:57 No.7953062
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)16:58 No.7953076
    Awesome. We should totally talk to them.

    "Good [morning/afternoon/evening]. I believe I met you three yesterday when I first arrived. These are my friends, Two and Nineteen, and I am Hannah. It's nice to meet you."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:05 No.7953180
    KANE and ABLE are dead-
    I'm sorry about the AIs; I tried to keep them from killing each other, but, in the end, I just wasn't fast enough.
    However, as a small consolation, there is still a collection of human minds in the Cores how are ready to help you in your research
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:06 No.7953192
    They slowly turn to face you, and bring themselves up to their full 8 foot height. Three pairs of multifaceted eyes examine you silently for a time, and then one of them begins to speak.

    "First there were two, and now a third joins. Birth and Death are twins together, yet Life itself joins the two. We dig and tunnel among the stars, and see more than the eye itself can see. As one can sense the rumbling of the ground to be wary of the collapse to come, so can we. Will another people walk among us? Will another hand touch the stars? Will others strive to prevent this from coming to pass? Will the shaking of the ground recede to nothing, or split the earth asunder? Whatever the outcome, however the stars may turn, we wish you care in the times to come."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:07 No.7953207
    "Two, Nineteen, hold up for a minute- I think these guys want to talk to us"
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:08 No.7953224
    "Those who Seek that knowledge desire still more, their thirst is insatiable. Unquenchable. We simply desire to craft our works among the heavens and observe the twisting arms of the galaxy."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:11 No.7953264
    Ask the seekers what they want- also

    Are we
    kind of girl?
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:12 No.7953286
    Are you implying that Thirteen is a lesbian? Because if that is what you are, then I frankly don't know. I don't write sexual relationships into my characters because I don't like writing sexual scenes. Too sticky.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:15 No.7953328
    Does anyone wish to reply to the Architects, or shall I move us along?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)17:16 No.7953352
    Thirteen has been, more or less, castrated if I remember correctly. Hormonal imbalances interfering with the whole H.A.N.A. thing. As >>7953286
    said, it won't be explored/included anyway.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:17 No.7953361
    "Thanks a lot- it's just good to know that the nightmare here for these poor souls is over. "
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:18 No.7953375
    No, humans won't be coming back. Yes, we will be trying to prevent them from doing so. YEAH, NOT SO HIGH AND MIGHTY WHEN I MANAGE TO FIGURE OUT YOUR CRYPTIC REMARKS, ARE YOU?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:19 No.7953385
    "My people have a saying at times like these:
    May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:19 No.7953392

    My only regret is that I do not actually have that pic to post.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:20 No.7953396
    Hey, no need to be so aggressive-
    They're just saying goodbye.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)17:20 No.7953401
    I still think that attitude could use some work.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:21 No.7953414
    Huh? No, that was ME talking. I would have used quotes otherwise.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:21 No.7953417

    "Cryptic remarks aside, it was good working with you people"
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:23 No.7953442
    My people have a saying about goodbyes:
    “You and I will meet again, When we're least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won't say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again”
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:24 No.7953457
    I mean, come on, I doubt we'd reveal that we know where humanity is in character, certainly not in such a flippant manner. Though I *do* really want to find Six so we can all go blow up Heavens Gate together. It'll be like a picnic, only with nukes!
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:26 No.7953480
    Before we leave, a small moment of silence for ABLE
    We may not have known her long, but goddamit, loosing her still hurts
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)17:26 No.7953485
    I actually meant your opinion of keeping the Humans trapped in stasis.(Sorry if I wasn't clear, it's getting late and the part of my brain responsible for translation/phrasing is stopping to work properly.)
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:27 No.7953490
    They continue to stare at you, unblinking.
    "However the stars may turn, we will continue to observe the heavens. As for God, we have not observed such a deity, yet there maintains an unchanging order to the bodies set in their heavenly paths. Thank-you for your reply of peace. We are also pleased that the souls of your dead have found rest at last. The quaking of this earth would not cease until peace was granted. You may not feel it, but we can - the disturbances of the past in the present - the echoes of suffering and pleasure that scar the stars."

    "We bid you a safe journey, at least. That is all we can do."

    ---Moving on shortly---
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:29 No.7953516
    Ah, no problem. Besides, I don't want to keep humanity in stasis. That would be wrong! I want to nuke them instead.

    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)17:32 No.7953562
    Hey, we're the non-psychotic part of our Nakama
    The part the pushes for the peaceful solution
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:34 No.7953591
    You bid the Architects farewell, and enter the Research Encampment where you find a suited-up Seeker with his helmet on. He looks slightly surprised to see a third person with you, but simply approaches you and salutes. "I've received word that you have completed your task here, and have been sent to take you back to Assura Station. Your ship is repaired, but the Council still has not summoned you yet."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:35 No.7953607
    Exactly! Think about how much more peaceful the galaxy will be if humanity doesn't come back. I mean come on, look at what we've done. And even though the Fleet Council admitted that they fucked up with the War, I'd be willing to bet that upon seeing a bunch of their worlds in the hands of aliens, and having a whole fleet of ships at the ready (remember, most of the Terran Navy went into Heavens Gate as well), they could very well decide to start another war.

    But more importantly, I don't like them, and I take these things personally. They did bad things, like this very installation and the HANA B series, as well as not getting stressed out HANA As like Six and her sisters psychological help which they clearly needed. This is a case of Too Dumb to Live.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:41 No.7953687
    Go back to Assura and inspect our ship. Find a room each for Two and Nineteen.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:49 No.7953771
    You nod your approval to the Seeker pilot, and the three of you squeeze into the small shuttle to travel back to Assura. You take a final look at the asteroid field behind you before the space shifts to bright lines and darkness.

    The trip is rather short and uneventful, with Nineteen pinching herself every now and then to make sure this isn't a dream. Two puts her long legs up on the seat across from her and slumps into her seat, staring at the streaks of stars through the view-port.

    With a slight sensation of being jerked forwards, the stars outside return to unblinking points, and Assura Station is once again seen. There seem to be many more ships around it than before - several large Destroyers and multiple frigates, as well as what seems to be three Battleships.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:50 No.7953793
    Seeker Battleships or Terran Battleships? Also, this sucks. Five bucks says that there's been a huge falling out between the Seeker group that doesn't trust humans and the one that does, and it could/will lead to civil war.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:52 No.7953818
    They appear to be Seeker Battleships. They are larger than the Destroyers present.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)17:54 No.7953843
    Ask our pilots what's going on. Maybe we're lucky and have been listening to some kind of news report since we arrived.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)17:55 No.7953856
    Ask the guy who picked us up if he knows what's been going on.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)17:59 No.7953902
    The trip was rather silent, but you ask the Pilot as to what is going on. "Several fleets have come in from various areas to reorganize and take some time to recoup. I believe that the Second, Fifth, and Seventh fleets are all here at once. An odd occasion to be sure."

    The shuttle quickly enters a small docking bay on the side of the station, and the three of you disembark to see Captain Thal'tek standing at the foot of the ramp. "Its a pleasure to see you again, Hannah. I see you've brought a friend along." He attempts to smile at you, but when his gaze meets Two, his face becomes a blank slate. "I'd be honored if the three of you would join me for a light dinner. It will be brief, we simply need to catch up on some things."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)18:03 No.7953972
    "You seem agitated Captain. Is something the matter?"
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:05 No.7954006
    "No, not at all. Simply stress from work. Now if you'll follow me please, I believe the preparations have been made, and we only need to appear to begin."
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)18:06 No.7954035
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    Not sure if trap.

    Could we excuse ourself to a restroom first? We should see if he gets more nervous or not.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)18:07 No.7954041
    "Very well then."

    Good idea.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:11 No.7954107
    "I'll join you shortly, but first I must tend to some needs. Would you be so kind as to direct me to the restroom?" You reply.

    "Certainly. I'll wait here." The Captain pulls up a small map and highlights the nearest restroom services, and you quickly hustle off in its direction with Two and Nineteen in tow.

    "If you had to go, why didn't you go earlier?" Nineteen says in a mockingly parental tone.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:19 No.7954222
    You enter the rather spacious restroom that the station provides, and find several apparently female Seekers inside that glance up at you in astonishment.

    "What was that for?" Two looks down at you questioningly. "Why delay a meal any longer?"

    *Slow going tonight... What do you wish to do?*
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)18:21 No.7954259
    (I don't know. This is AM's ballgame.)
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:23 No.7954286
    If it gets quiet enough, I might post an intermission and write up an intro of the next quest. But I set out to finish what I've started - there is no respect for people who cannot bring to an end to what they brought into the world.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)18:25 No.7954310
    We explain that we weren't sure if the captain wasn't try to kidnap us. It seems like he won't as he allowed us to leave without so much as a question and didn't seem hurried to get us to whatever location he wanted.
    However, it seems obvious that something is really stressing him and since it seems his job to care for us/protect us things might hit the fan soon.
    We tell them to be careful and not to let their guard down, use whatever facilities in the restroom we require and join the captain again.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)18:30 No.7954374
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)18:38 No.7954473
    Sorry for the quality of that post, as I said, it is getting rather late around here.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:40 No.7954504
    Two and Nineteen nod that they understand, and exit the room as you follow. "Don't worry, I have no intention of dying again." Nineteen remarks as you spot the Captain standing in the same spot, tapping his foot slightly.

    "Are you all ready?" he asks.
    "As ready we will ever be." You reply calmly.

    He quickly heads away from the dock, and your group follows close behind him. Eventually you come to a modestly decorated room with several tables in it, each set with an assortment of food. You notice your old bodyguards sitting at another table a short distance away. Thal'tek takes a seat at the largest table, and as another Seeker hurriedly brings another chair and place setting, motions for the three of you to take a seat.

    You all do so, and he drinks modestly from a small container before looking up at you again.

    "It was an honor to protect you previously, and to entrust myself to your piloting skill was no easy task. Yet I must ask you, Hannah. What do you intend to do now?"
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:41 No.7954525
    I'm sure it is - don't worry about it - it seems only the two of you are participating currently and I'd have no problem delaying this quest until some time next weekend if necessary.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)18:43 No.7954548
    "I still want to find my friend Six. I know that she's out there; Two confirmed that she survived. But it seems like something has happened here while I was gone. There are so many ships now compared to when we left; has something bad happened?"
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)18:45 No.7954575
    >I'd have no problem delaying this quest until some time next weekend if necessary.

    This isn't about /you/ Supernova, this is about us quest-goers and our inability to go another week without a full session of HANA Quest.

    But yeah, if things get really slow I guess we should delay. Though participation might pick up in a couple of hours.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)18:50 No.7954644

    Don't worry, what you're currently experiencing is the shift from euro/tg/ to american/tg/. Most Europeans are going to sleep or leaving to spend their Saturday night away from their computer. I guess most of the usual Americans haven't arrived yet. It might take a little bit, but more people should join soon.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:51 No.7954647
    "You want to find your friend... understandable. However, I don't agree with your friend Two. We lost a lot of shipmates trying to get her out of that Battleship, and hostilities in combat don't go away like that." He snaps his fingers in emphasis. "As for the fleets, this many here at once is a bit unusual, but understandable for the Council's current debate. You seem to be a respectable human to me, and I can't make any judgments on your new friend there. I mean, it seems every time you go out you bring in a new one. But seriously, I'm willing to stick by you through the thick and thin if necessary, but you're going to have to be straight with me."

    I can delay and toss in a slight intermission as I wait for more ques/tg/oers if needed.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)18:55 No.7954703
    >...[B]ut you're going to have to be straight with me.
    Ask him what he wants to know.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)18:57 No.7954734
    "What do you mean by that?"
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)18:59 No.7954767
    "What do you want to know?" you ask.

    "First off, what do you plan to do after you find your missing friend? How do you think humanity will react if they meet us? Is it merely a sect of humanity, or the whole that will react in that way? And lastly, is your race worth shaking ours in two?"
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:11 No.7954925
    Damit, now I have to act in-character. Le sigh.

    "I'm not sure what I'll do once I find Six; I guess we could keep helping you and the Architects understand human tech better. But sooner or later, it would be nice to settle down somewhere and just live for a change. No missions, no danger, just a normal life.

    As to how humanity will react... The last thing that happened before I went into stasis was a large war between humanity and an alien race. Our leaders declared them an extreme thread, and we destroyed them. For some reason that is still unclear to me, our final act of destroying their homeworld was enough to change their minds about the alien race and become horrified at what they'd done. A bit hypocritical considering that it was fairly obvious that the enemy was indeed sentient all along, contrary to the propaganda.

    As a last effort, they began to attack many of our worlds, killing thousands. An understandable reaction, given that it had just been demonstrated that there really was no hope of us letting them live peacefully. Humanity hid itself, all except for the Fleet Council which stayed on our home planet in the face of possible destruction, as an act of humility." Here we pause to sneer, amused by how ridiculous their actions were.

    "Though those who ordered the attack are gone now, I would not doubt that there are more people who would be xenophobic, people in positions of power who would have no qualms about setting out to reclaim any world now inhabited by any of the races now prevalent in the galaxy.

    To be honest, I am biased in this matter. I hold no love for what has been done to me and Six, as well as the other HANAs. I do not think we are worth breaking your people apart over. And as for the fate of humanity... I sometimes think I should have let Six destroy them when we had the chance."
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)19:16 No.7954996
    >First off, what do you plan to do after you find your missing friend?
    "We'll take a vacation. Don't give me that look, it's really what I am planning. No piloting, no fighting for my life. Just being a normal person for once. You can't even imagine how much I'd like to have a little quiet in my life."

    >How do you think humanity will react if they meet us?
    "They'll probably be afraid and I could understand why, considering all these events that happened after their first contact with an alien race. The question is if they'd do anything thing stupid. After seeing how they handled the crisis that lead to the loss of the entire terran empire, I'm not too sure if they wouldn't start shooting before you would be able to open a communication channel."
    (short pause, will continue in a few minutes)
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:16 No.7954997
    Sorry for any spelling/grammar mistakes, I wanted to get it out as fast as I could so that it didn't get in too late.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)19:18 No.7955026
    Cool. Both are awesome, so I'll wait for AM to finish before posting.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:20 No.7955058
    >Cool. Both are awesome

    My ego grows!
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)19:33 No.7955240
    >Is it merely a sect of humanity, or the whole that will react in that way?
    "Frankly, we have no idea. We don't know how much of the fleet survived the last engagement or how many civilians survived. They would probably try to remain united at first, but we don't know if the would try to reach some kind of verdict amongst themselves or if they would simply follow some old hirachy. Most of them wouldn't be happy to see my friend Six or myself,however. That's for sure."

    >And lastly, is your race worth shaking ours in two?
    "I would actually prefer to stop my race from interacting with yours for some time. The seem to need to mature some more before interacting with three other sentient species.
    Unfortunately, the tensions in your race seem like something we can't avoid anymore. If we keep humanity from returning the side wanting to have us back will be upset. If humanity is returned, the other side will feel urged to do something drastic.
    I do however think this question shows that you're a lot more like us than you'd probably like to be."

    (As usual, I'm sorry for /grammar/orthography/logic errors. I hope it's still understandable)
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)19:36 No.7955267
    The Captain nods quietly as you speak, and as you finish, stands and claps his hands - bringing the attention of the diners around you to him.

    "Very well. We shall side with you, Hannah. We shall fight with you if need be. And if it comes to it, we may die with you."

    At this, those sitting at the tables around you stand, their meals unfinished. Thal'tek looks down at you, and motions you to stand. "Thank-you for being honest with me. We must move quickly to board your ship and leave. The Anti-Human segments of the fleet have been more outspoken lately, and the Council is bogged down in talks with them. We don't know which way the talks will go, but we are willing to side with you for now."

    *Awesome in-character writing guys. Awesome.*
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:39 No.7955320
    Awww, we didn't manage to instill in them a hatred for the res of mankind? Oh well, there'll be more chances to blow Heavens Gate in the future.

    For now, let's head back to Sixseeker. Remember, the sooner we find Six, the sooner we can change it's name, for those of you who find its current one unpleasant.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:43 No.7955368
    Oh, and thanks for the compliment.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)19:44 No.7955377
    Maybe we could find a way to open Heaven's Gate one ship at a time? I still don't like the idea of blowing up all civilians. The whole "no compromises" thing is what got humanity in such a dire situation in the first place.
    It would be quite ironic that by trying to stop humanity from repeating it's mistakes, we'd commit the same crimes.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:48 No.7955428
    I know. I suppose I'm letting my personal feelings influence me here. In any case, this is a major thing we're talking about, which probably won't happen for some time. And when it does it'll have a vote (most likely), and when that time comes I might very well go for kill 'em all. But as long as there are more people against that than for it, it won't matter.

    tl;dr- Yeah, sorry. When the time comes to decide, we'll see how everyone feels. A lot could happen between now and then.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)19:49 No.7955436
    Thank you for the laurels, I have to admit I feel flattered. Yet, without you there would be no quest for us to participate in. Hence, you have to be thanked for DMing.
    (I'd feel dirty if I would post this without a polite sage.)
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)19:52 No.7955478
    "Lets get moving people, the faster we are on-board the ship, the faster we can get this over with." Thal'tek claps his hands again, and the Seekers around you hustle quickly out of the dining room. Your old bodyguards remain behind, and you, Nineteen, and Two are lead by the the Captain towards another docking bay. Your security remains close around you, and besides several curious glances from those that pass you, there are no open hostilities.

    Your group once again boards the Sixseeker, fully repaired and docked to the station through an assortment of umbilical cables and a boarding section.

    *What would you like to do?*
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)19:52 No.7955482
    You're view towards humanity is probably more in-character than mine. After all, Hannah has seen nothing but human cruelties and crimes.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:56 No.7955550
    Ask if they've managed to recover Two's ship yet. Not necessarily right now, but when we have a spare moment. I'd like to keep track of how the repairs are going.

    Let's head to the armory and grab a pistol to keep with us in the pod, and an environmental suit to hang next to it in case of something bad happening.

    The same goes for me. Cheers for starting HANA Quest Supernova, it is made of win and awesome.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)19:57 No.7955557
    That may be because I cut out the HANA that fell in love with her Captain against all odds. I suck at romances.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)19:59 No.7955593
    I d'awwwwed a bit. But the question I have now is, can love bloom for Hannah? And more importantly, can it happen without it getting really really awkward and overshadowing the rest of the quest?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)20:01 No.7955623
    Ask the captain if there's any way we could leave dock without rousing the suspicion of the fleet. I'd feel bad if we were directly responsible for starting the Seeker civial war.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:01 No.7955627
    Can love bloom in space? Not really. Due to the lack of human males written into the quest at this point, I'd venture to say that it is out for now. If there was going to be romance, I'd have added a hook for it at the beginning. For the next planned quest, romance is definitely a possibility.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:03 No.7955652
    Your small pistol is still on you, as well as your knife. Your old environmental suit is still in a locker near your pod. Do you wish to wear it while in the pod itself?

    You ask the Captain on the status of the Battleship, and he informs you that it has indeed been retrieved, but is being examined by the Seeker Military and Scientists here - which usually involves it being partially dismantled.

    He replies that you'd need clearance codes that you currently do not possess. Its a definite gamble leaving as is right now.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)20:05 No.7955676
    I think finding a family in the other HANAs would be enough for now. Even a tiny bit of emotional stability might help us a lot. (I don't any of our HANAs are ready for any other kind of relationship.)
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:07 No.7955711
    >Due to the lack of human males written into the quest at this point, I'd venture to say that it is out for now.

    *mumble mumble space lesbians mumble whisper*

    But anyway, I guess I'm okay as long as Hannah and the others are happy.

    Oh, good. But can we fit into the pod with the enviro suit and pistol? If we can, then yeah, suit up and get in.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:09 No.7955729
    You won't be able to wear your environmental suit completely while in the pod - you'll need it at least off down to your waist. You won't be able to fit the pistol in while wearing the suit either. Its either the suit and the knife or the pistol and the knife in the pod.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:12 No.7955772
    Okay then. Pistol and knife, suit should be hung up near the pod, like before.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)20:14 No.7955797
    Erm... this is /tg/. We are already playing a girl, whose only friends are other ship controlling girls. The progression of that thought should seem natural to you.

    We should also wear the suit, we might never know when we need it. Also, what was our seeker AI's name? We should ask him to help us aquiring the necessary clearence codes via our network interface.
    >We do not forget to set up firewalls.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:16 No.7955824
    Very well.

    I know, I simply like to play it straight first. Lesbianism between the HANA... as before, I don't like writing eroticism into things, and will try to avoid it if I can. You can read between the lines of certain scenes if you prefer.

    Your Seeker AI is called Cam.

    *Starting a writeup
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:16 No.7955827
    (I know, right? Poor Supernova, he's either naive or in denial. And I ain't talking about a river in Egypt.)

    His name is Cam.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:19 No.7955852
    Sorry if it sounds like I'm pushing for eroticism. To be perfectly honest, it probably would be better to leave it out, for the sake of keeping people's minds on track. And I certainly don't want to pressure you into writing something you're not comfortable with.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)20:19 No.7955854
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    You could have added some kind of Legion ripoff from the AI research facility. Everybody loves Legion.
    You could also add a very wealth seeker(see the attached image)
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:22 No.7955907
    Its not that I'm not comfortable with it, its simply that it didn't fit into the HANA world for me. Writing overt sexuality that is. If you read between the lines of how close the HANA were towards each other (Especially the HANA B) [calling each other Sister and such] you can infer a variety of things. "Sharing their innermost feelings..."

    Back to the writeup.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)20:23 No.7955910
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)20:27 No.7955962
    Hmm, I am thinking about the human race. Ok, the leaders were faggots, but what about the masses, the people who serve under them? Do we really want to condemn them too? I think a lot of humans were innocent, some of them indoctrinated...so far we tried to save everybody we could, perhaps we should try to give humans a chance.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:27 No.7955965

    I had not thought of that. At all. Arggg, bad thoughts!
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:34 No.7956024
    Well yes, that's what we *should* do. What we actually do is still up in the air though.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:39 No.7956111
    Two and Nineteen see you off as you enter your pod, your suit still stashed in a locker down the hall, and your small pistol and knife placed neatly in the pod at your feet. Two nods sagely at you, and Nineteen waves goodbye as you connect to your implants to the pod - your eyes dilating slightly as you embrace your new connections.

    "Cam, you still have connections here, right? Can you grab a set of clearance codes for us to get out of here?"

    "Right away, my dear. It just takes a bit of talking with the station AI, and... there we go. Its nice to stay friends, you know."

    Your readouts of the ship turn green, and the umbilical cables to your ship snap off quickly as you pull slightly away from the dock.

    *You haven't left the station yet, but to where are you planning to jump when you can? Bael Gate? Utopia Gate? Haven Gate?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)20:44 No.7956153
    Do we remember any old fallback points where Six could have gone after our last battle? If so, we might want start our search there.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:45 No.7956163
    Just curious here, not actually planing on suggesting anything, but considering the weapons we have, would we be able to damage or destroy Haven Gate? Again, this is purely out of curiosity.

    Aside from that, can you remind me what Bael and Utopia Gate are? I mean, geeze, where should we start looking? Maybe search some intel first? If there are any sightings of large ghost ships, that could be Six. two kilometers of rapid-firing nuclear destruction can't go completely unnoticed.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:45 No.7956171
    You don't, unfortunately. You weren't meant to actually keep the coordinates in your memory - takes up a bit of room after a while. That was the Gate's job.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:47 No.7956196
    Utopia Gate had no description for it. Bael Gate was where the Fleet fell back to, and Six followed to destroy HANA B1. As for your armaments, you are ill equipped to destroy a superstructure. You'd probably have to board it to do any real damage - the thing is massive, but it does have controls.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)20:47 No.7956199
    Hey guys I have a totally great idea. Start broadcasting our coordinates and maybe a message, like "Six, where are you? It's Thirteen!" on the old radio wavelengths we used in the war. She ought to be listening on them if she still thinks that we're alive.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)20:48 No.7956210

    Let's head to Bael then. It's over two thousand years old, but maybe we can pick up Six's trail.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)20:48 No.7956220
    Damn, well, thanks anyway. Do we still have earth's coordinates? Maybe Six got nostalgic, or decided to vent her anger there. Might also still be interesting data left. Maybe we'll find something on Heaven's Gate.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)20:48 No.7956223
    She thinks we're dead and that Two killed us.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)20:50 No.7956246
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)20:50 No.7956247
    You do not have the coordinates for Earth either. The Fleet wiped those coordinates from the Gates a long time ago.

    Anyone seconding this?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)20:51 No.7956257
    Well if she didn't turn off communications we should still hail those comm ports and let her know that we are alive. Do we have FTL communications? Otherwise this could take a while.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)20:51 No.7956259
    >Anyone seconding this?

    It's not like we have any other lead. Might as well go there.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)20:56 No.7956315
    To Bael we go. Ride the stellar winds!
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:02 No.7956380
    You bring up the ship intercom, and announce that you'll be heading to the Bael Gate. Two opens up a small video link to you, and peers through rather cautiously. "Hey. It will be nice to remember my Sister there. As for Six... I suppose I'll have to meet her eventually." Nineteen also opens up a link, and laughs lightly when she sees you. "I certainly don't envy you in there. I never really wanted to fly anyway." She flops back on her cot and tosses her arms up in the air, waving them around before slapping them down on the mattress. "Don't die, OK?"

    You unhook the ship from the dock, and slowly pass through the Station into space to see five Destroyers waiting for you. "We are sorry, human. We may be going against the wishes of the Council, but its for the good of our race. Sacrifices must be made."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:05 No.7956415
    ...shields? Evasive action? Point defenses online? Have the captain hail them and say "wtf, there's no human on this ship"?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)21:05 No.7956421
    Raise shields, brace for impact etc.
    Is there anything we could hide behind? For example, one of the battlesships?
    If possible, could you also give us an overview of our current situation? Armament of the destroyers, distances to various important objects/ships.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:07 No.7956445
    They don't know where we're going. Just activate our drives and leave. They won't be able to track us.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:10 No.7956488
    This if it is possible. And evasive actions too.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:10 No.7956490
    You have just left the Assura Station dock. Seeker ships do not have shields. In fact, no known ships have shields. The Destroyers are Heavy Kinetic Slug destroyers - their guns are slow tracking, but powerful.

    Armament-wise your ship has a central Ion Cannon emplacement, a rather small bore cannon but due to its narrow beam it has a rather long range. It also has an Ion Pulse cannon on either side of the ship, and twin rapid-fire Kinetic-Slug cannons (quad barreled) on the top of the ship.

    You can totally be cheap and do this too.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)21:11 No.7956502
    >You can totally be cheap and do this too.
    Then let's do it.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:13 No.7956521
    Your Jump Capacitors have been fully charged by the Station, and you merely send out the radio equivalent of someone sticking out their tongue and going "nah nah nah" before jumping towards your destination.

    A couple hours pass before you lurch out into the Bael Gate space, and you're greeted by the sight of several large drifting wrecks. Six sure did make a mess of things.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:13 No.7956524
    I'm not trying to be cheap. I just honestly don't want to fight if we don't have to. Yes, I'm okay with committing genocide against our own species but not with getting into a fight with people who want to kill us. I'm weird like that.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:14 No.7956534
    Can we do a scan or something to see if there are any trace particles left from her engines that could point us in which direction she went?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:16 No.7956552
    After a thousand years, those would be some damned faint traces. But I suppose that if the hulks of her slain foes are left, then residue of her passing might be as well...
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:16 No.7956556
    Can we send a message back to the station to tell others of this treachery? We don't want to return to the station with those ships waiting for us.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:17 No.7956563
    Was simply joshing you. I've been trying to script out some nice scenes, but have been failing utterly at implementing them.

    Any ion particles left behind have dissipated long ago. Two quietly highlights a large wreck to the side of the debris field on the view-screen. "There she is. One."
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:19 No.7956589
    Currently you cannot. You do not possess FTL communications unless you communicate through the Gate Network, and Assura is not part of that said network.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:20 No.7956614
    Speaking of not being part of the gate network, how long does it take us to recharge for our next jump?
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:21 No.7956622
    Thirty minutes, with all but the most essential systems off. With all of them on, four hours to trickle charge it.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:23 No.7956652
    "Do you want to go in for a closer look, or...?"
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)21:23 No.7956654
    Scan the wreckage for survivors and energy signatures. I doubt we'll salvage more survivors as our party is big enough already, but I guess Two would be pretty annoyed otherwise.

    Would it be wise to board One's ship in order to give her a proper burial if anything is left of her? Maybe we should ask Two because she might object that we are violating her sister's last resting-place?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:23 No.7956658
    Okay, let's bite.

    "Do you want to board her and say goodbye?"
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:26 No.7956691
    "I... yes. Thank-you. I'd love to say goodbye one last time."

    You scan the wreckage and find no energy signatures at all. Cold and lifeless.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:28 No.7956711
    D'awww, our first spambot.

    Close in. Let her suit up and head over, maybe with a couple of marines for her protection. Cry womanly tears. Well, that last one was more for Two, but w/e. I was just looking for an excuse to use the term.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)21:30 No.7956723
    After we're finished with Two & One, we should make recharing our engines a priority.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)21:30 No.7956724
    Have we already downloaded all the information we can get from 1's ship? Perhaps there is some information on where 6 went or at least a recording, it would be nice to figure out some of 6's tactics if push comes to shove.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:32 No.7956747
    You have to provide a power source to access anything in it, and that's not counting on the electrical data-banks being intact.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:34 No.7956775
    Don't worry, Six is a friend. She won't hurt us. I hate to be meta, but Supernova's heavily implied that if/when we find her she won't have gone insane and we'll have to put her out of her misery. Though I suppose he might have changed his mind in which case he is a JERK AND I HATE HIM.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)21:35 No.7956798
    would we call this ship salvagable, or shot to shit...if the former getting some power going may be useful and productive, if the latter, move on it's no more than a big coffin then.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:36 No.7956802
    but she was clearly insane when we sided with her.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:38 No.7956826
    You bring the Sixseeker close to the wreckage of One's ship, and Two departs in her environmental suit. Two marines follow her close by as she docks with the floating hulk and begins to carefully move deeper within the ship.

    Here and there are large holes, evidence of the work of Six's Ion Cannon. You link into Two's helmet camera, and watch as she passes the stiff corpses of the human crew, frozen and floating in the zero-G. The hall gets wider, and it empties into what appears to be a familiar looking pod room. You can see the pod that must have housed One - it has been nearly sliced in half by a rather large piece of bent metal. Looks like shrapnel that large wasn't going to be stopped easily.

    Two turns on her headlamp and looks into the pod for a moment, and places a hand on the splintered glass. You could swear that you see small spheres of water dancing in her helmet, but it could be your imagination. After a short time, Two turns around, and walks silently back to her shuttle.

    "Thank-you. What's done is done. Lets move on."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:38 No.7956831
    Ah, but we managed to hold her together. Then she got SUPER PISSED when One killed us. But like I said, I had that fear too, and asked Supernova if she'd have gone even more insane over the years and if we would end up having to kill her, and he said words to the effect that no, that wouldn't be the case.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:38 No.7956832
    Shot to shit - its a big coffin.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)21:38 No.7956833
    Defeat =/= Friendship
    Supernova promised us this...
    Any readings from the other ships in proximity, power, heat, anomolous signals?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:40 No.7956848


    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:40 No.7956854
    You reach out with your sensors once again, and expand your field to envelop more than just the wreckage. There is a slight flicker coming from the Bael Gate. Very small though.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:41 No.7956872
    I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'll stop believing in that when it stops working. So far we're three for three. We managed to save Six, Nineteen and Two. Also, for why I don't think we'll have to fight or kill Six, please see:

    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)21:42 No.7956879
    Do we have probes we could send in the gate's direction?
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:43 No.7956888
    Your ship does not possess any probes. That was a nice thing about your Human ship.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:44 No.7956907
    Now hold on; we just came from Bael gate. Are we sure that's not just our own engine traces we're picking up? If they are something different, then let's head there and check it out.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:45 No.7956919
    Hmm. Sensors, what do they tell us, what is it?
    How long does it take to refill the capacitators?
    Begin moving towards the gate, but on an evasion course, if something comes out, we can be ready for them.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)21:46 No.7956922
    aw shit...we could have just triggered a trap relay, notifying anyone listening that the gate just activated and we're here, if it is such a device could 6 have set it? perhaps the humans? either way I believe we need to leave as soon as our jump capacitors are charged...
    Time Remaining: ??:??
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)21:46 No.7956924
    Ok, let's keep on looking for intact computers on those wrecked ships. We should also try to minimise our sensor profile while doing this.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:46 No.7956926
    You are some distance away from Bael Gate. Your jump placed you into the system linked to the Gate for some odd reason - where the main battle wreckage was. I didn't go into as much detail as I should have - my fault.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:49 No.7956956
    >goes on quest to find 6
    >runs away because he thinks we triggered something that will bring 6 to us

    You're a bit contradictory.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:49 No.7956962
    Um, can these gates explode? By energy overload?
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:49 No.7956966
    Your sensors inform you that the small thing does have an energy source, and is powering up its Jump Engines. It is linked to the Bael Gate. You still have twenty minutes with all systems off. Three and a half hours with all systems on. Or you could try to link with the Bael Gate and rapidly charge yourself.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)21:50 No.7956969
    the more i think about it the more i grow concerned, what ever is active could be a jump inhibitor...had these vessels all arrived mere minutes before 6? If not, why wouldn't they jump asap, surely 1 could have seen things were going south unless she died before she had a chance to analyze the situation properly.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:50 No.7956984
    >my fault.

    Yes, yes it is. But we forgive you! So, let's center our scanners on it, try to get a little closer while still being close enough to some of the wreckage that we can easily take cover in things go south.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:50 No.7956985
    No - they basically are superstructures meant to store energy, as well as coordinate and travel data. They can hold a lot of energy.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:51 No.7956996
    Do we have visual contact? What kind of craft is that?
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)21:52 No.7957013
    getting caught, trapped, and blown out of the sky by 6 before we have a chance to get to her is counterproductive to reaching her.
    If we are going to meet her it should be on our terms, never deny yourself an advantage even among friends.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:54 No.7957033
    Hmm, you say this tiny thing has a jump engine? Do human probes have jump engines, because if they do it might be from Six.

    Yes, they did arrive only a few minutes before Six caught up to them. And it takes a long time to charge up. So they were caught with their pants down, as the saying goes.

    Also, fuck yes Six, taking on almost the whole Terran Navy and managing to make them run away, then chasing them. Fuck yes, you are the best HANA friend ever.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:55 No.7957048
    You attempt to magnify it visually, and it appears to be a small silver looking ship. Its not sending out any sort of communication, and is a bit small to hold any sort of crew.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:56 No.7957067
    Its a bit larger than a probe, but it if it was built to only house a sensor suite + jump engines + capacitor + small generator, it might make sense.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)21:57 No.7957080
    Does that sound like any human probe or craft that we know of?
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)21:58 No.7957095
    It has the ascetic features of a human craft.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)22:01 No.7957128
    can we attempt to carbon date it remotely, if it's been in the system for any period of time it should have a carbon profile matching those of the human ships, if it's just recently arrived then...shit
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:02 No.7957159
    Can we attempt to make contact with it?
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)22:03 No.7957184
    Unfortunately, no. However, it does appear newer than the types of human ships you've seen before.
    You can attempt to send out communications if you desire.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:04 No.7957193
    I don't think that we have a tractor beam and trying to disable that thing would probably destroy it.
    I would say we allow it to jump. We should also send some message for Six to the probe, just in case.
    Getting some distance from the gate might be a good idea, at least so much that we can contact Six before she starts shooting, if she should appear.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:06 No.7957211
    Sounds good. And hey, if we manage to initiate communications with the probe and give it a message for her saying that we're back, telling her what happened and how we survived even though it looked like we died, then she might not even shoot at us when she arrives. Though we should probably keep our distance just the same.

    Of course, it might not be Six. This seems a bit too easy, though I guess it's easy to find someone who wants to be found.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:06 No.7957224
    I do indeed so desire. Make it so.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)22:07 No.7957225
    Do you want to send a message and hang back, or send one and approach the gate? What do you want to say in your message?
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)22:08 No.7957252
    hmmm, this could be one of those human contingency plans...do we let it leave? report that someone has discovered the battle wreckage, or destroy it and hope the humans write it off as "Projected Losses".
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:11 No.7957286
    Send it a message, then see how it reacts before deciding whether to close in or not.

    "Hello? Is anyone receiving this transmission? I know this is a long shot, but if this is your probe Six, it's me. Hannah. I didn't die back at [name of where we went down], but I was hurt and was forced into stasis. But I'm back, and I'm trying to find you."
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:13 No.7957307
    Would we be able to charge our engine before whatever that thing travels to arrives at the gate?

    Concerning the message; we should use some kind of phrase Six would understand. If anybody has an idea they're very welcome, I don't feel like reading the first two threads again, sorry.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:15 No.7957329
    Wait one, I'm looking something up for an addendum to the message.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:17 No.7957376
    "I know you probably won't believe this but what I've said so far, but I remember you saying this before the war, and I figure you might remember...

    By the Grace of God we fly,
    On solar winds up high.
    Eternal flowers that never die,
    We kiss you all goodbye.

    Please come back Six."
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)22:17 No.7957379
    I think we should let the seeker's greet it, this could be very valuable insight into their true intentions, also it won't give away any knowledge that we're on board, as we have all our eggs in one basket it would be a bad idea to expose ourselves unnecessarily.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)22:18 No.7957391
    The large probe is currently linked to the Gate itself. By the time you would get to the Gate, your Jump Capacitors would still not be charged. You could probably attempt to link to the Gate to charge faster, and maybe attain any possible information that is available in its data-banks.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:20 No.7957422
    Can we send the message while heading towards the gate to try and recharge our capacitors faster?
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)22:20 No.7957423
    that sounds like a good idea to me, i'm voting for letting the seeker's hail the probe, linking to the gate firewalling up then downloading jump logs and any other relevant data the gate might have.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:20 No.7957428
    I'd like to your plot hook, and link to the gate. After setting up firewalls.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)22:23 No.7957457
    Alright, so you want to link to the gate and access whatever may be in it. Do you want the Seekers to send the message, or yourself?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:23 No.7957468
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:25 No.7957484
    >I'd like to take your plot hook, and link to the gate. After setting up firewalls.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:26 No.7957505
    Definitely us
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)22:30 No.7957572
    "Hello? Is anyone receiving this transmission? I know this is a long shot, but if this is your probe Six, it's me. Hannah. I didn't die back at Thanela Prime, but I was hurt and was forced into stasis. But I'm back, and I'm trying to find you."

    The large probe continues to charge its Jump Engines, and fires off a parting message before leaping away.

    "Unknown classified as Human. Designated: HANA. Keyword: Six. Referencing... HANA <A6>. Primary Directive Fulfilled. Beginning Secondary..."

    The small craft leaps off into space as you burn towards the Gate. It takes some time, but eventually you come alongside it and attach an umbilical cable to it. You make sure to put up a firewall, and as your Capacitor charges rapidly you search through its data-banks for information. You acquire the location of the Heaven Gate, as well as the location the probe jumped to. Utopia gate.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)22:34 No.7957626
    damn, 6 is looking for us too... i knew we shouldn't have sent a message.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:34 No.7957629
    Then it looks like the highway to hell is...

    *puts on sunglasses*

    going to lead us to Utopia.

    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:35 No.7957640
    Wait, no, scratch that. That's stupid. I mean, we just let her know where we are, we should stay and wait for her. Gah, that's what I get for pressing submit before thinking things through.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:38 No.7957680
    I suspect that was a probe not from Six, but from someone else looking for Six, possibly with the intention of killing her. We should be wary.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:41 No.7957728
    That's why I didn't want to mention Six herself but to give her some kind of password.
    Like >>7957376
    without mentioning Six.
    We'll, what's done is done.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:41 No.7957735
    But who would want to kill her? I mean, yeah, maybe one of the few remaining sleeper ships that were left to wake up humanity, but even a battleship or two wouldn't be enough to stop her. I dunno, I guess it could be repurposed human tech, but I'm hoping that it's from Six.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:42 No.7957746
    Sorry. I misunderstood and thought you meant add something only she would know IN ADDITION to what I'd already written.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)22:43 No.7957762
    should have just let the seekers greet the probe, game theory, let someone else play ball for us, saves our advantages, reveals opponents.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:44 No.7957773
    It's not like I made myself very clear, so it's my fault.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)22:48 No.7957826
    Do you folks wish to jump through the gate, or hang out? I'm going to end this for the night at this point - as soon as you make your choice I'll post a writeup and then close down till next time.

    I'm shooting for either a Thursday night session at 8 PM EST or a Saturday night one at 8 PM, depending on classwork.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:51 No.7957852
    Well, I vote we wait here for an hour or so. It's been over two thousand years; if that wasn't Six, then an extra hour will hardly make any difference. And if it *was* from Six, then we just let her know where we are, and that we're alive and well, so with some luck she'll come to us.

    If she's not here within and hour, two hours tops, we leave for Utopia. Though we might want to hide behind some of the wreckage while we wait for Six, just in case something hostile comes instead.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)22:52 No.7957866
    jump, asap, we no longer have the advantage of surprise, if possible set the gate to purge the log of our jump, head for the utopia gate. i feel we can now trust the seekers with the gate location info, upload the coordinates to a seeker database when we can...time to see who's side the seeker's really are on.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)22:55 No.7957911
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)22:55 No.7957912
    Surprise won't help against Six. We're less than a quarter her size and without nukes or something we'll be largely unable to harm her. The only thing catching her by surprise might do is make her think we're trying to sneak attack her, which would then lead her to attack us.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)23:02 No.7958029
    the only thing we have...err had going for us was that 6 did not know we were actively searching for her...of course this is all assuming that that probe is actually from 6's faction and not from the sleeper's as part of their contingency plant to reawaken. If 6 arrives through this gate what's to stop her from blasting us into subatomic particles, we have recieved no notification or signal that would suggest otherwise.
    Continued survival of our race should be our top priority and waiting around for a super-tech death machine helmed by an insane human/ai hybrid is NOT something I would call healthy.
    I say jump now, with the logs set to erase, our best chance stands to take away 6's biggest strength her ship. If we can sneak up and board her vessel some how then we will be on relatively even footing. Until then we must remain under the radar per se.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:02 No.7958034
    You stick behind some of the wreckage in the large debris field to disguise yourself visually - but if someone comes looking with active scanners you'll stick out like a sore thumb anyway.

    You wait for a bit more than an hour before any spacial disturbances are seen - a single sleek silver ship appears near your debris field, decelerating rapidly to sub-light speeds. It emits a short transmission burst upon arrival: "This is a Scouting Vessel from Utopia Refuge - our stationary sensor platform picked up a disturbance here earlier. Is anyone there?"

    -End Session
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:04 No.7958064
    We've found the human remnants! Time to see if they judge the wormhole humans worthy of reemerging into the galaxy.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/06/10(Sat)23:05 No.7958076

    Thanks for DMing Supernova, I'm very excited about our next session. Till next week and good night/morning.
    >> H.A.N.A. Quest Part 13 Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:07 No.7958096
    No problem. I hope to close this up in two more sessions, but we shall see. Night all. This has been archived as well.

    I'll see you folks either Thursday night or Saturday night. If I can't do it Thursday I'll drop a notification thread.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)23:08 No.7958109
    Ah, I take it some of the ships running from Six managed to get away. They must have settled on some planet in the Utopia System.

    >If 6 arrives through this gate what's to stop her from blasting us into subatomic particles

    Well, the fact that she has no reason to harm her best friend comes to mind. Seriously, I doubt I'm going to be able to convince you that Six is anything but some crazy HANA who will kill us just because we're looking for her, and if that is indeed the case then there's no point in arguing anymore because neither of us will accept the others views.

    However, I'd like to point out that Six is our friend, we helped her when everyone else tried to kill her, and she thought we were dead, but we're not. I see no reason why she would want to kill us other than 'lol she spacecrazy she kill any1 who tri to fined her', which Supernova has said WILL NOT HAPPEN.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)23:09 No.7958118
    Okay, goodnight. Do you mean finish HANA Quest entirely in 2 more sessions, or just this story arc?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:09 No.7958121
    Oh boy, humans?

    It's been fun today, I didn't even have to post, you guys did exactly what I wanted every time.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)23:11 No.7958150
    well, I reckon 13's voice of caution and logic is me, her voice of hope and desire would probably be you Sam.
    We will ever be in conflict but in the end we will find a middle ground and 13 will come out alive hopefully with 19, 2, cam, and in a very remote possibility 6...though I'm not gonna place any bets on it.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:12 No.7958167
    Not sure yet. I could try to quickly wrap up the quest, or I could extend the arc - but if/when you find Six, I'm going to have to wrap up the story rather fast anyway. That's the endgame stage.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:15 No.7958208
    So just don't let us find her, then!
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:17 No.7958229
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    On the next quest related note, Telekinesis is out. I can't balance it properly without making it NOT FUN. Air involves controlling the oxygen concentration in areas around you - still trying to work that out. Water will replace shield. Still need to work on the Passive Ability for that. Might boost Fire slightly.

    So far we have:

    The weapon skills have been combined.
    Rifles + Pistols
    Knives + Hand-to-Hand
    Heavy Weapons (think Stingers and TOWs) + Automatic Rifles
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)23:17 No.7958233
    That's a good description, except that YOU ARE NOT BEING LOGICAL AT ALL. You are being cautious, yes, but to the point of paranoia. I highly suggest you reread our last encounter with Six. It certainly doesn't make it look like she'd want to hurt us. And lastly, she isn't, and I quote, "an insane human/ai hybrid". That was Kane. Six is a HANA, just like us. We have nothing to do with AIs.

    Though now I'm afraid that Six might be dead. Unless she went into stasis, she wouldn't be able to live for two thousand years. I hope she's still around.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:18 No.7958250
    You're also going "Lets Kill the Humans!" So much for hope.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)23:19 No.7958259
    What, seriously? Once we find Six we're at endgame? That sucks, we can't have The Adventures of Hannah and Six: IN SPACE! if the quest is over.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:20 No.7958273
    That's where HANA Quest PART 2 comes in. I'd need to create a whole new plot-line after Six, and I need to take a short break from the HANA Universe, as well as focus on my classwork.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)23:20 No.7958286
    Well yeah, but I'm capable of keeping what I think and what Hannah thinks separate. She has no reason to think that Six would be anything but overjoyed to find out that her friend is alive. Hell, OOC even *I* have no reason to believe otherwise.

    And besides, Humans Are Bastards. Look at what they did to us and Six.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/06/10(Sat)23:21 No.7958301
    Oh, okay. I thought you meant that it would be over-over, forever.
    >> What a Faggot !QF5oszRdpY 02/06/10(Sat)23:23 No.7958324
    just rename empath to heart and call it a day.
    shame shield was pulled, unless you can do similar things with water a la fluid barriers, or ice walls. Bullets can't penetrate 6 inches to 1 foot of water.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:25 No.7958349
    Fluid barriers are in. Except you can actually use water aggressively as well, which is what Shield was lacking.

    I actually might make a power called Heart, if only to imbue someone with incredible stamina and other physical stat boosts.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:28 No.7958389
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 02/06/10(Sat)23:30 No.7958421
    No Hulktosis syndrome if I can help it. More of a joke power really, but I might stick it to an NPC for kicks.

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