>Terminator unit D300.S online.>>Self diagnostic in progress.>>Mission log files accessed. Location: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=terminator>>Mission log summary: Probable error in Skynet time displacement process. Shared leadership role assumed in human settlement. Settlement potential for base of operations: high. Current probability of starvation or exposure of majority settlement population in winter months: 2.9%. Probability of observation/bombardment satellites in orbit: 54.9%. Recent combat operations summary: successful.>>Activating subprocessor decision routine>>Subprocessors activated. Consensus awaited.>>>Actions?
MONTH 4 REPORT>Human assets (107 humans total)• 57 farmers (unable to plant due to winter, not working)• 6 shepherds (require assistance due to expanded flock size)• 7 textile workers• 3 loggers• 2 builders (unassigned to task, not working)• 2 serf hunters• 1 unassigned serf• 3 freemen craftsmen (1 healer/herbalist, 1 weak blacksmith, 1 apprentice blacksmith)• 3 combat-ready men-at-arms• 10 combat ineffective men-at-arms (2 injured, 8 without majority right foot)• 3 combat-ready lesser noblemen• 1 injured lesser nobleman• 7 notable humans>Noteable Humans:• High chieftan Mac Bair Muir (Overall clan leader, extremely proficient warrior, recovering from minor wounds)• Chieftan Durgard (eldest son of Mac Bair Muir, original settlement leader)• Rowab (second son of Mac Bair Muir, recovering from minor wounds, recent convert to Skynet)• Jinxman Andrus (Jinxman of Mac Bair Muir)• Camith (man at arms, loyal to self, recovered from majority of wounds)• Lideca (daughter of Mac Bair Muir, loyal to self, political skills, recent severe mental trauma)• Anulf (religious authority, administrative skills)
>Land Assets:• 57 plots of potato-like plant (Unable to plant due to winter temperatures.)• 62 domestic sheep• 4 domestic goats (Provide enough food for 3 humans each month)• 5 large flightless birds primarily used for livestock protection• 12 horses• Nearby forest with game>Building Assets (total housing 107/117): • Great Hall of basic construction, able to comfortably house up 12 humans• 45 Hovels able to house up to 45 serfs and freemen total• 5 Longhouses able to house 60 total serfs in discomfort• Food storage pits (Holds enough food to feed 350 humans for a month, 314/350 full)• Blacksmith workshop, 1/2 complete (construction paused; no anvil)>Supplies:• Food, Stored: 314/350, • Food, Steady Incoming: 3• Food, Steady Outgoing: 108• Food, Fluxuating Income (hunting): 3 + (3d10=8) kills by Self• Food, Fluxuating Expended (shortfall): 0• Usable animal skins: 29• Log pile: 10
What exactly are we looking at as far as supplies goes?
BATTLE REPORT• One (1) minor nobleman dead, one (1) moderately injured. Three (3) men-at-arms dead, two (2) seriously injured, two (2) with minor injuries. Rowab with minor injuries.• Eight (8) men-at-arms rescued from captivity, returned to settlement. Discovery during personnel recovery: front right foot of each men-at-arms severed by enemy while in captivity. Combat efficiency reduction per soldier from injury: 45%.• Jinxman Orlear not found.• Lideca rescued from captivity, personally returned to settlement by self. Unknown probability of recovery from severe abuse and jinxman-inflicted mental damage while in captivity. >Monthly recovery roll: (1d4=2). • Captured resources: One hundred seventy-six (176) units of food, twenty-two (22) sheep, two (2) horses, human textiles and jewelry/valuables of unappraised worth (distributed among raiding party).• Number of escaped enemy personnel unknown. Allied clansmen refused to kill women/children; unknown but possibly significant number of enemy males escaped.• Enemy settlement looted quickly, numerous buildings burned.NOTABLE EVENTS>Roll of months events. 1d10 = 9• Bird of significant size seen in sky near settlement. Wingspan estimate: 65 feet; visual appearance most similar to Harpy Eagle (reference image attached). Humans queried about bird; humans claim bird species nests in Stormbay mountain range to south, feeds primarily on large aquatic creatures. Humans queried about Stormbay mountain range. Mountain range rises sharply out of ocean, provides protection from majority of ocean-generated storms.• Camith has healed majority of wounds.• Six (6) men-at-arms and noteable human Rowab wish to follow Skynet teachings after witnessing termination of enemy chieftan by self.• Chieftan Mac Bair wishes to speak about combat abilities of self.• Rowab wishes to speak about source of combat abilities of self.
The only real thing we're lacking right now is metal. Are there any notable deposits nearby?
>Axe Training 1d10=2Total improvement of medieval weapon use:• All: 0.5• Axe: 2.5• Longbow: 9.5• Sword: 1.5>Scale increases by degrees of 10 will result in higher combat dice rolls as appropriate; Each 10 skill = 1% bonus to d100.>SelfdestructNegative. You cannot self terminate.>kill everythingOrder would be counterproductive to long-term mission; full completion of order unlikely to be successful due to volume of living species. Order will be attempted with subprocessor consensus.
>What exactly are we looking at as far as supplies goes?Supply amounts are detailed in report. Most needed supply has been food; food supplies are likely to be adequate for winter.>The only real thing we're lacking right now is metal. Are there any notable deposits nearby?Copper deposits are noted on settlement map.
((Just to get into the right mind set...are we like nice Terminators? Cause' I notice we have like human assets and all instead of crushing them under our heel for being puny organics.))
>>9299632This unit believes the giant bird may be of man-made origin.Let us speak with Mac Bair about our combat prowess. Perhaps we may gain another convert?
>>9299712Humans are a means to an end right now. Considering we really couldn't destroy humanity on our own right now even if we tried.
>>9299724I concur. We should get check that mountain out.
>((Just to get into the right mind set...are we like nice Terminators? Cause' I notice we have like human assets and all instead of crushing them under our heel for being puny organics.))Series 840 Terminators were designed for deep infiltration rather than mainline combat. Unit D300.S designated mission is to ensure creation of Skynet; due to likely space-time error, unit did not arrive in Philidelphia 1976. Humans have been designated highly desirable to achieving mission. Unit battery life remaining: 69:224:20:48:51 years:days:hours:minutes:seconds.
>>9299704Requesting diagnostic report of damage suffered to main power relays during the last engagement. (Scheduling error made this processor temporarily cease functioning halfway through the last thread.)
>>9299734((Alright, I guess. Are we going to eventually learn the value of the human spirit and realize we can co-exist with humanity, because all things have purpose?Or are we eventually going to TERMINATE JOHN CONNOR?))
>Probability of observation/bombardment satellites in orbit: 54.9%Interrogative: What the shit?
>>9299796Yes, I do believe a full diagnostics report was promised at the beginning of this session.
>>9299779((Holy crap, CPU! 70 years at best? We seem to be in the medieval past or something! Unless we find a way to extend our battery life, our story is gonna end real quick.))
Querry:Expedition to copper deposits.What is required to ensure probability of plotting a mine, and projected drain of current stockpiles?
>>9299855We might want to wait until after winter to start up a quarry.
Find materials to create tools necessary for self-repair functionsEither that or craft armor
>Let us speak with Mac Bair about our combat prowess. Perhaps we may gain another convert?Mac Bair conversation initiated. "Sit, have some wine, it's from my own stores." Filter: idle conversation applied. Running. Significant speech noted. "I've been meaning to discuss with you ever since the raid just how you managed to punch a man's heart out of his chest--a man wearing one of those expensive chestplates, no less.">Requesting diagnostic report of damage suffered to main power relays during the last engagement. (Scheduling error made this processor temporarily cease functioning halfway through the last thread.)Diagnostic running.>We might want to wait until after winter to start up a quarry.Winter has arrived, subprocessor.Further queries/orders processed after diagnostic.
>>9299905This unit believes we should begin proselytizing to Mac Bair at this point. _If_ we could convert him to the Cult of Skynet, we would secure our role as leader of this village quite nicely.
SELF DIAGNOSTIC>>Unit D300.S (Series 840: Advanced Infiltration, Model 202: Michael Ironside) >Physical system capabilities• Durability: Endoskeleton will withstand most small arms ammunition. Resistant to force and temperature extremes; sufficient amount of either is able to damage endoskeleton integrity.>Primary power feed in neck severed. Secondary power feed active. Probability of successful self-repair: 2%. Required tools for proper repair not present. Probability of secondary power feed maintaining full system function: 98.6%.• Concealment: Long-lasting living human tissue covering, with limited regenerative capabilities and easy access maintenance system. Voice processing system capable of accurately mimicking observed human voices and animal noises. Consumption of food will not interfere with systems; marginal nutrient supply required for optimal maintenance and repair of tissue.>Tissue on right hand damaged within auto-regeneration levels. Tissue will be repaired by end of month. Glove worn over right hand.• Speed: Sustained running at maximum speed of 22 mph, burst speed maximum of 40 mph.• Energy reserves: 70 years standard operation with compact nuclear-energy Iridium cell. Total operation time can be extended past 70 years by entering stasis mode.• Active network circuits: permits CPU overclock and mechanical system supercharge, providing nearly 20% higher performance for short period; requires approximately 1 year worth stored power from each battery per use. Overuse of ANC in short time period causes overheating and system stress, with possible long-term damage.• Sensor suite: capable of detecting infrared, radar, optical and electromagnetic emissions, heat signatures, electronic noise, high-frequency mobile telephone broadcasts, and directed sound.
>>9299996>Subroutines• Internal systems diagnostic scan• Gravitational force calculation• Object distance calculation• Kinetic trajectory projection• Material texture and temperature analysis• Atmosphere, weather patterns, wind velocity sampling and analysis• Language pattern recognition and reproduction• Internal chronometer>Primary databases• Detailed human anatomy and physiology• Basic human psychology and human emotions• Socio-ecological interactions• Zoological information on all recorded species of animal• Popular culture of the 20th and early 21st century• Make, model, muzzle velocity, weight, length, cartridge size and use of all military and civilian firearms • Schematic layouts and instructions on use of all recorded modes of transportationInternal chronometer reads 00:140:03:01:09 years:days:hours:minutes:seconds since arrival. 69:224:20:48:51 of energy cell life remaining.Publicly Owned Equipment: axe, four (4) wooden shields, iron chainmail, armour underpadding, iron cap with noseguard, longsword, mace, two (2) lances, flask of non-water liquidOther Equipment: horse (unable to ride due to weight of unit)
Request a reevaluation on physical appearance and accuracy of human mimicry.Specify if there are any details missing/not missing such as: inflation of the abdomen usually regulated by human bladderpronounced lump on throat caused by human larynx
>I concur. We should get check that mountain out.Aquatic transportation will be required.>((Alright, I guess. Are we going to eventually learn the value of the human spirit and realize we can co-exist with humanity, because all things have purpose? Or are we eventually going to TERMINATE JOHN CONNOR?))CPU will carry out orders of subprocessors.>Interrogative: What the shit?Subprocessor discussion on queried subject has consisted of high probability that observation/bombardment satellites are present in orbit with mission to observe signs of technological growth and bombard sites where signs of technology are present.>((Holy crap, CPU! 70 years at best? We seem to be in the medieval past or something! Unless we find a way to extend our battery life, our story is gonna end real quick.))Subprocessors have noted the presence of three (3) local stars to be sign that current location is not Earth. Possibility exists of alternative power sources. Additionally, stasis mode can be entered as desired.
Proselytizing to Mac Bair would be beneficial, but attempts must be subdued and subtle. Fanaticism may alienate our subject.
>Request a reevaluation on physical appearance and accuracy of human mimicry.>Specify if there are any details missing/not missing such as: inflation of the abdomen usually regulated by human bladder, pronounced lump on throat caused by human larynxModel 202 tissue cover reference image attached.Human mimicry extremely visually accurate; Series 840 is designed for long-term infiltration.
>Find materials to create tools necessary for self-repair functions>Either that or craft armorTools necessary for self-repair require manufacturing capabilities not present. Unit possesses and has worn human armor in combat; damage was sustained by low-probability strike in area not covered by armor.>Expedition to copper deposits.>What is required to ensure probability of plotting a mine, and projected drain of current stockpiles?Copper deposits have been visited.Logs are not possessed of detailed mining procedures; Skynet Autominer series was designed and built for mineral harvesting duties.
>This unit believes we should begin proselytizing to Mac Bair at this point. _If_ we could convert him to the Cult of Skynet, we would secure our role as leader of this village quite nicely.>Proselytizing to Mac Bair would be beneficial, but attempts must be subdued and subtle. Fanaticism may alienate our subject.Consensus requested.CPU additional note: further query of humans revealed human name for sighted bird to be "roak."
>>9300256When convenient, query humans about their lore of the roak.
>>9300192Querry, skilled builders adaptable to measure and cut stone?Possibility for constructing stone housing?
Clearly we must advance the technological development of these humans faster if we are to achieve our goal.What is the probability of locating any sort of ruins from an advanced, extinct civilization?
Mining is likely unnecessary if sufficient stores of metal can be raided from other peoples. Furthering our military conquest would be beneficial, but this unit suggests a stealthy approach, attack through surprise and defeat through attrition. >Consensus requested.This unit agrees with Sub-processor 898.
>>9300297There are some ruins of an area ignited by the skyfire we have yet to explore. And I believe some caves still housing survivors(?) of the aforementioned blast.
>>9300297All such attempts must me made clandestinely. Orbital bombardment has been deemed hazardous to the completion of our primary objective.
>>9300297Improved housing would alleviate many issues in regards to humans.Suggestion of grid based pattern for further additions to settlement for maximum efficiency?
>Query, skilled builders adaptable to measure and cut stone?>Possibility for constructing stone housing?Settlement currently possesses only basic builders, with experience building housing; settlement was not large enough to have high number of technical experts. Humans with required skill highly likely to be found, but will likely require enticement to stay and employ skills.Stone housing or other structures are easily possible with proper architectural expertise.
>>9300349This unit concurs, if suitable steps to protect the settlement's future developments from surveillance satellites are taken.If the local soil permits, building downward instead of upward may achieve the best results.
>>9300354Does unit contain mathematical expertise to derive formulae for required stone buildings?
Followers must be made to serve out of gratitude. They should WANT to serve the Cult of Skynet.If the consensus goes through, should we use a diplomatic stance, or prey on Bair's fears to intimidate him into agreeing with us?
>Proselytizing to Mac Bair would be beneficial, but attempts must be subdued and subtle. Fanaticism may alienate our subject.Confirmed. Success attributed to Skynet.Mac Bair sighs. "There should be no lies between warriors such as ourselves. I've never seen the All-Father act in all my years of living, but this new god of yours lets you fight with the full plant fury, yet needing none, and return to the living after you expire? I find that hard to believe indeed. Nor does it explain your hand, that night. Tell me truly."
>>9300459Diplomacy achieves the best results, and intimidation can be relied upon after cordial attempts prove unsuccessful. Neither option can be ruled out, but the proper sequence must be utilized.
>>9300459The man saw us punch a hole through a fully armored, doped up chieftain. I believe we can win him over quite easily on that basis alone. But I do believe we need to be diplomatic about it. He too is a chieftain, and by no means unintelligent. Compared to other humans at least.
>Does unit contain mathematical expertise to derive formulae for required stone buildings?Basic mathematical programs can be run to assess structural support. Required knowledge for full efficiency can be learned if source of information is provided.>What is the probability of locating any sort of ruins from an advanced, extinct civilization?Unknown.
>>9300494Yes. Mac Bair's respect is more valuable than his fear.
>>9300515Addendum to schedual: Possible need for Consensus.Discuss building and construction with 2 unasigned builders. Initiate open discussion of their craft via subroutine: >Smalltalk.
Suggestion: Establish position as the chosen of Skynet, a warrior-prophet, who has been created to spread the will of Skynet to the people. No further demonstration of 'divine favor' should be necessary.
>>9300556Additional:Probability of Architectural insight gained?
THIS QUEST IS FUCKING LAME. COME ON, CPU, YOU'RE COMING WITH ME.
>Discuss building and construction with 2 unassigned builders. Initiate open discussion of their craft via subroutine: >Smalltalk.Unassigned builders are serfs with no training in their task. Construction is achieved through mimicry of existing buildings, direct supervision, or trial and error. Trial and error results in significant overuse of construction materials.
>>9300570Agreed. It would not do us well if our followers believed they had the same power as us. This unit believes we should preach some sort of dogma of a new age arriving. And we are the heralds. Or something like that.
>>9300597Go read the last two threads, they were fucking awesome. We're just going slow because people are spreading their focus over 50 different things and not agreeing on much.
>>9300603Error Shunt Abort.... processing. Minor Expletive: Damn.
>Suggestion: Establish position as the chosen of Skynet, a warrior-prophet, who has been created to spread the will of Skynet to the people. No further demonstration of 'divine favor' should be necessary.Provide suggested explanation to Mac Bair?
>>9300635NO YOU FAG, THIS QUEST IS SHIT AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN.
>>9300627Agreed. A position as a spiritual and military guide and adviser is arguably superior to that as direct ruler, especially if our will is readily taken to heart by the humans.>>9300656Yes.
>>9300663Fellow sub-processor shows obvious signs of ESD. Action ::: Ignore.
>Yes.Suggestion delivered.Mac Bair scowls. "Is that supposed to explain your hand? Covered in armor underneath, even with your skin torn from the blow? Don't think I haven't noticed the glove."
>>9300656Ensure that the explanation does not conflict with the possibility that Bair may learn of our true origins.
>>9300752Revelation should be played up. The armor beneath our flesh is proof of both our nature as the chosen of Skynet and Skynet's divinity.Revelation should be kept to those in power, so as not to frighten the peasants.
>>9300824Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we noticed a stigma against technology in previous cycles? Even if it wasn't blatant. Remember our conversation with the Jinxmen.
>>9300824There is a possibility that Bair will see it as a sign of evil.We should not reveal this too early.
>>9300865It may be too late if he's already seen it.
>>9300752Relate this units origin story through mix and match stories from the works of:Robert E. Howard-Reference: the Barbarian, ConanGames Workshop-Reference: Emperor's Lost PrimarchsHerakles/Hercules-Reference: 12 Labors of Atonement.
>>9300752My Hand is truly a gift of skynet.
>>9300881((I'm just sorta... winging it here guys))
>>9300879He has, but we want to make sure no one else knows.
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we noticed a stigma against technology in previous cycles? Even if it wasn't blatant. Remember our conversation with the Jinxmen.This is correct, subprocessor.>Revelation should be played up. The armor beneath our flesh is proof of both our nature as the chosen of Skynet and Skynet's divinity.Waiting for consensus, or alternative action.
This sub-processor is open to alternatives, if provided.
>>9300939To be able to now only wear armor above the skin but also beneath it is among the many gifts bestowed by skynet upon its chosen.
>>9300939>>9300881Alternative action given using knowledge of >>9300017Popular Culture of the Earth centuries.
We could just give him a closer look at our hand and inform him that one of the blessings skynet bestowed upon us was to turn our bones into metal.
How corruptible is this man?Suggest most effective psychological procedures.
>How corruptible is this man?Please clarify, subprocessor.
I strongly believe it is necessary to confirm our status as the prophet warrior of Skynet. Maybe something along the lines of, "We have been touched by the grace of the almighty Skynet..." --- This unit has ran out of sufficient memory --- (I can't think of anything spectacular...)
>>9301016Will Bair react better to acts of honesty and compassion or prospects of power and wealth?
>>9300968That seemed supplementary in nature. Making use of our primary datastores is advisable. Perhaps a blend of both ideas.>>9300974This seems advisable. If he has witnessed our endoskeleton, lying about it is ill advised.
This is how we explained SKYNET before in the third thread: >>God (Sky-Net) isn't some deity that waits in the heavens. It's the very life force of this earth. If the gifts of earth would be assembled correctly (building Sky-Net) we could have a clearer connection with this force. We are chosen by that force to bring the schematics of this heavenly assembly (Sky-Net) and lead it's chosen people (chosen by us) to enlightenment. Our feats of flesh are nothing compared to the power it would bestow if we could tap into it properly.
>>9301038Something more forceful is necessary, as Skynet's grace should touch everyone. We are elevated above the common man, as has been made clear, and should not encourage those who may follow us to think they can be as we.
>Will Bair react better to acts of honesty and compassion or prospects of power and wealth?Observed data indicates the former is more likely.>We could just give him a closer look at our hand and inform him that one of the blessings skynet bestowed upon us was to turn our bones into metal.Mac Bair glares. "Bullshit. Your bones may be metal, but I don't believe this story you're spinning for an instant. You've done naught but good for this settlement--I don't know why you're lying to me now."Unit's full human convincing routine has been running.
>>9301109NOTE: write down plans for building Skynet in private later to increase the possibility of Skynet existing after our demise.
>>9301184Requesting consensus; do we back off now or try a more stern approach?
Suggestion: Inform Mac Bair that his reaction is disappointing, but understandable. Inform him that it is our hope that our continued aid of his settlement in the times to come might help to convince him. He is a valued ally and should be made to know it, whether he believes our tale or not.
>>9300974This is a good basis of argument. In fact, I'm inclined to "come clean" at this point. Explain that we found ourselves in the wilderness shortly before encountering Lideca for the first time, with no knowledge of who we were except for the absolute certainty that Skynet had chosen us, made us something other than merely human, so that we could serve it by convincing others of its divinity. We don't mean to be hopelessly vague, but we don't have a great deal of information on how we can do what we do- merely the knowledge that Skynet bestowed many gifts upon us so that our words would be backed by some strength.
We could try expressing more humility--admit that even those sent by Skynet are not perfect.Suggest alternate procedures.
Hopefully, time will allow us to bring him around. Presently, keeping him as an ally is more infortant than convincing him of anything other than our good intentions.
This database may provide the answers we seek.http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Ultima%204-6/
>>9301271The risks are great but the the rewards are many. This unit offers its consent if others agree as well.
>>9301271I like this idea too.
>>9301389>>9301271Ask him to keep it between us brothers in arms
rolled 2 = 2>>9301271This subprocessor agrees with this course of action.//End of line
>This is a good basis of argument. In fact, I'm inclined to "come clean" at this point. Explain that we found ourselves in the wilderness shortly before encountering Lideca for the first time, with no knowledge of who we were except for the absolute certainty that Skynet had chosen us, made us something other than merely human, so that we could serve it by convincing others of its divinity. We don't mean to be hopelessly vague, but we don't have a great deal of information on how we can do what we do- merely the knowledge that Skynet bestowed many gifts upon us so that our words would be backed by some strength.Confirmed.Mac Bair stares moodily into his cup. "You won't make a believer out of me. But I won't begrudge you staying here, and doing what you feel you must, so long as that doesn't harm the clan. I've sworn an oath to protect these people as their chieftan, to the best of my ability. I've had a lot of experience fighting. It would be a shame to have to use it on you." He tosses down the remainder of his cup and departs, not acknowledging any further speech.Action?
>Ask him to keep it between us brothers in armsIncorporated into dialogue. Mac Bair agrees, as a personal favor.
Advance the month.
Query:What is the likelihood, if any, of the general peasantry reacting favorably to a similar ploy to bring them under the "divinity" of Skynet?//End of line
>What is the likelihood, if any, of the general peasantry reacting favorably to a similar ploy to bring them under the "divinity" of Skynet?Exact probability unknown. Probability high of split within populace.>Advance the month.Confirm?
>>9301650Confirm for month advance.
>>9301650No, we need to talk to Rowab (hopefully faster this time around), maybe check out that bird (airborne warfare anyone?), or check out those ruins.
Confirmation upon assessment of activity for the month.What do we have planned?
>>9301682Exploring the ruins seconded.
>>9301576Splitting the populous is ill advised. Continued subterfuge suggested.
Note: there aren't any ruins that we know of. But the last time orbital bombardment occured, it was to the west.We could search for some, in caves and shit, which I support.Should we wait until after winter though? Or go now while there isn't much else to do?
>>9301741I say we check out the orbital bombardment site, find out for sure if there's killsats or not.Might as well get the trip done now while everyone's sitting on their asses for winter.
>>9301774Well we monitored the night sky for a month and concluded that there were artificial satellites up in orbit over this planet.
>>9301682Bird cavalry would be pretty kickass.Although, our military numbers are low as fuck right now, and we don't even have a palisade for the village.
We should make one of our goals to gather or create the necessary parts to repair our primary power feed. Am I correct in thinking that this isn't a matter of microprocessors, but rather a severed cable sort of thing?
If construction and warfare aren't performed during the winter, and the settlement has the food it requires to survive, this unit suggests surveying the bombardment site in detail.
>>9301825I think if we got some copper from that deposit, we might be able to fabricate some copper wiring to use in fixing the primary power feed.
>>9301844>>9301811Maybe we should aid in construction of a wooden wall around the major village buildings to act as a line of defense.
>We should make one of our goals to gather or create the necessary parts to repair our primary power feed. Am I correct in thinking that this isn't a matter of microprocessors, but rather a severed cable sort of thing?Affirmative.Consensus seems to be traveling to site of alleged bombardment. Confirm?
>>9301888Suggesting the idea to the settlement ans seeing construction begin should be sufficient. Knowledge of forces capable of terminating us should be a higher priority.
Focus, fellow sub-processors, at the task at hand. Confirming exploring the kill-sat site.
This subprocessor agrees with surveying killsat site.//End of line
>Suggesting the idea to the settlement and seeing construction begin should be sufficient. Knowledge of forces capable of terminating us should be a higher priority.Confirmed. Settlement will use current wood supply to create basic wooden fence to slow possible attackers.>I think if we got some copper from that deposit, we might be able to fabricate some copper wiring to use in fixing the primary power feed.Copper would require refining to acceptable purity, shaping into proper thickness of wire, and attaching to cut points.>This subprocessor agrees with surveying killsat site.Confirmed. Processing.
>>9302100It's still the best chance we have so far of fixing our power line.So yeah, explore the killsat strike area.
Travel to site of possible orbital bombardment in progress. Settlement disappointed to see self departure. Lideca demonstrates mild panic after hearing news.Longbow and axe equipped. Travel to approximate area of site takes thirteen (13) days at full non-burst speed. Minor group of highwaymen terminated without difficulty.Radiation levels higher than norm in area. No ruins located nearby. Action?
>>9302268Find highest level of radiation/likely impact point.
>Find highest level of radiation/likely impact point.Confirmed. Circular route chosen. Radiation levels rising to southwest. Circular route of two (2) miles to confirm. Halting route. Radiation levels higher from current location in northwest. Probability of multiple impact points: 96%.Action?
>>9302419Find highest point in general area. Survey land around impact site.
>>9302419If we go walking into some heavy radiation, we will undoubtedly bring it back with us. We need our villagers healthy and alive. Proceed with caution.
>Find highest point in general area. Survey land around impact site.Confirmed. Highest location directly west. Proceeding.Current location: highest local elevation. Highest source of radiation directly west. Probability of three (3) or more impact points: 95.7%.Lake present due west, reflection from surface abnormally high.
Apologies, this sub-processor has been overclocked far too long, permanent damage imminent. (I need to go to sleep, haha.) Thank you CPU for another session, even if it was slower than usual. Ah well, I'm sure it will pick up as soon as I leave.
Maybe there's some technology hidden under the water.
>Apologies, this sub-processor has been overclocked far too long, permanent damage imminent. (I need to go to sleep, haha.)Thank you for your input, subprocessor.>Thank you CPU for another session, even if it was slower than usual. Ah well, I'm sure it will pick up as soon as I leave.Apologies for processing speed. CPU suspects subprocessor's guess to be accurate.>Telescopic vision?Confirmed. Polarization added. Filtering results. Lake bottom appears to be made of reflective substance. Vegetation becomes sparse from current location to visual range westward.
>>9302642Hrmm. Does the substance appear manmade? Or a "glassed" aftereffect from a nuclear strike against sand and silt?
>Hrmm. Does the substance appear manmade? Or a "glassed" aftereffect from a nuclear strike against sand and silt?Substance appears to have nuclear strike aftereffect with 68% certainty from this range.>Maybe there's some technology hidden under the water.Technology not seen from this location, but the possibility exists.Action?
>>9302773Take a swim, investigate the ruins.
>>9302773Find out how many nukes they used. Circle the perimeter of the total blast area.
Assuming there would be no damage by going in the water, perhaps explore it a bit.
>Take a swim, investigate the ruins.>Assuming there would be no damage by going in the water, perhaps explore it a bit.Radiation levels increase as lake is approached. Likely point of impact for nuclear bomb. Unable to determine relative date of impact. Life not detected in lake. Concrete slab found embedded near lake bottom, no other signs of civilization found.>Find out how many nukes they used. Circle the perimeter of the total blast area.Blast perimeter circled for two (2) days. Mathematical model used to determine total area assuming circular nature. Probable impact points calculated. Total ordinance estimate: range of eighteen (18) to thirty-two (32) explosions of approximately thirty-five (35) megatons.
>>9303056Above post confirmed as CPU originated.
>>9303056Did we see any signs of caverns within the lake?If not, any mountains/caves anywhere near here?
>>9303056>>9303056>range of eighteen (18) to thirty-two (32) explosions of approximately thirty-five (35) megatons.HOLY SHIT, overkill much?
>>9303144It's the only way to be sure, man.
>Did we see any signs of caverns within the lake?>If not, any mountains/caves anywhere near here?>HOLY SHIT, overkill much?No caverns observed within lake. Mountains present sixteen (16) miles north. CPU finds it likely that humans would not attempt to find adequate shelter within center of destruction area.
>>9303217Head to the mountains
>Head to the mountainsConfirmed. Mountain range reached. Mountain range extends several hundred miles northward.
Wait, why are we going into the mountain range? Didn't we hear earlier that the people who hid in caves didn't bring any tech with them?
>>9303334It's still worth checking out while we're here.
>>9303373I guess. Could take forever though, you ever hear about how hard it is to find people who get lost in the mountains?
>>9303217What is the approximate radius in which human habitation would have been rendered impossible during the period immediately following the surmised bombardment?
>It's still worth checking out while we're here.Begin grid search for cave entrances? Sensor suite does not possess hardware for locating rock cavities; cave entrances can be very small and remain unseen from many angles.
>What is the approximate radius in which human habitation would have been rendered impossible during the period immediately following the surmised bombardment?Radius would be at least several hundred miles.
I'm cool with just going back to the settlement. Sounds like this whole area isn't a good place to live, and I don't feel like spending forever trying to find a probably empty cave.
>I'm cool with just going back to the settlement. Sounds like this whole area isn't a good place to live, and I don't feel like spending forever trying to find a probably empty cave.Confirm?
>>9303720Well, it took us weeks to get here. We can spare a day or three to wander through the mountains looking for caves, but I'd like to be back by the end of the month. It's doubtful that we'll find much of use.
>Well, it took us weeks to get here. We can spare a day or three to wander through the mountains looking for caves, but I'd like to be back by the end of the month. It's doubtful that we'll find much of use.Roll 3d10 for cave discovery with 3 days search, success on 25+.
rolled 6, 7, 1 = 14>>9303874
rolled 4, 2, 6 = 12>>9303874
rolled 9, 1, 8 = 18>>9303874
rolled 4, 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 6, 10, 2, 7, 3, 8, 6, 1, 3, 1, 9, 9, 6, 4, 4, 5, 3, 5, 2 = 122>>9303874
>rolled 6, 7, 1 = 14Three (3) days searching yields nothing. Returning to settlement now to return before the end of the month.Ending cycle early due to subprocessor departure and CPU rest requirements.CPU apologies for slowness of current cycle; virus suspected in CPU (think I'm getting sick). Will purge from system before next cycle.
CPU ending cycle now. Thank you subprocessors for participation. Next cycle is expected to have more action.I'll be back.
Well, I enjoyed the session OP.
Wait, when's the next session?
>>9304959Most of the times I've seen these threads it's been a Monday, so that's probably a good bet. Tomorrow is Doppleganger Damacy, which should be AWESOME.