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    466 KB ITT:we play our own stratedgy game 5 continued SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)16:56 No.9425197  
    - large drilling platform completed
    - minieral processing facility completed
    - citizen craft landed given shelter while repairs being made to damaged hull

    there is a large craft in our system causing long range comms disturbances. ship class is unfamiliar apparently identified as the Ulysses that dissapeared hundereds of years ago.
    Fleet command response
    - large spaceport launchpad construction complete
    ITT: sugest next course of action and it will be implemented into the base
    -you can suggest build projects, schematic requests for additional technology projects, specialised personel to get the project completed faster.

    - it has become custom to post under a colonist name that states the ocupation of said character in the name field eg ( P.j lewis Ops specialist tactical annalisis)

    - the more interaction you have with the rest of the colonists playing the more it will influence the outcome of the events.

    NOTE : every post influences the course of events.Obvious trolls are usualy obvious read the archived threads to get up to date.

    first session

    seccond session

    third session

    fourth session

    fifth session
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)16:59 No.9425258
    Hello comrades!

    This is great timing as I arise from cryosleep.
    >> 008 04/25/10(Sun)17:02 No.9425302
    This base desperately needs a space temple for evil space cultists.
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)17:03 No.9425314
    well we cant do anything about the massive Ulysses craft so i think we continue to study it with our scopes. Bradley seys staunchly..

    I reccomend we continue to expand our drilling ops in our lower base to produce trading materials, also for further base extensions.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)17:08 No.9425387
    >there is a large craft in our system causing long range comms disturbances. ship class is unfamiliar apparently identified as the Ulysses that dissapeared hundereds of years ago.

    It is Shaboth the Foretold!

    Wait, what do you mean that isn't possible? Dammit, how am I supposed to know we changed settings? Don't give that look.
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)17:08 No.9425395
    I vill begin repairs on ze Nova's hull if it is need.

    Flower has payment, no?
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/25/10(Sun)17:10 No.9425433
    Initializing systems...
    Requesting recognition of military AI Sarissa by colony official...
    Requesting access required for services...
    >> Gunnery Sergeant Ricky 04/25/10(Sun)17:11 No.9425455
    Sir reporting for duty Sir!

    Sir did we ever finish building large defensive emplacements Sir!
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)17:16 No.9425516
    Requesting access required for services...
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)17:16 No.9425519
    Blast, I've just finished compiling some notes and i was going to hit the cryo...
    Well, if anything that can be done quickly needs doing...
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)17:29 No.9425734
    Engineering sector now looking to fill construction requests on possible new base prjects.
    -Fleet standing by to dispatch additional personel.
    - Fleet considering longreach base for further colonisation. 2 large colony ships standing by in neighbouring system.
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)17:33 No.9425804
    Mebbe we get bigger rad bunker?
    >> Jim Flowers, "Captain" of the Nova 04/25/10(Sun)17:37 No.9425877
    "Now, would anyone please explain me what all this radio chatter is about and why I can't send messages to inform the families of the people who died onboard of... our ship?"
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)17:38 No.9425904
    Large RAD bunker construction specs sent to engineering facility. construction given priority assessment and tasked to support construction drones.

    construction will begin shortly.
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)17:40 No.9425940
    Do we know anything useful about the UAC Ulysses yet?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)17:41 No.9425954
    From previous thread:

    >((suggestion to OP: could you run a small "away team quest" with a few of us from the colony launching in a shuttle to explore the Ulysses?))
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)17:43 No.9425996
    Actually, did the UAC Ulysses teleport away or something?
    Or was that a full-scale signal blocking from the ship affecting bouth our and the USN's radiotelescope arrays?

    //Not until it gets close enough to do so, or until we can track it or get electronics to work around it.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)17:45 No.9426036
    Ulysses craft is in outer system, attempts to track on radiotelescope or surveyer satelite 01 are unsuccessfull.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)17:46 No.9426047
    >Flicking his cigarette casually, ash would land perfectly in the tray he had set up for it on his rather worn looking desk. His free hand would fly over his computer consoles keyboard while he once more begins to worry the cigarette between his teeth.

    "Current mining operations are proceeding as scheduled. We have found some rather rich loads of iron, aluminum, tungstun, as well as a few other important base metals. Current deep core probes have turned up a planet rich with minerals, but very little water content. No underground ice reservoirs have-"
    >Before he can continue, there's the sound of shouting from outside his quarters in the miners hab block. Gerome would squish out his cigarette and rise to his feet, just in time for his second in command toc ome barging into the room.
    "What's wrong Johnson?" Johnson's panting with exhertion. "Boss, the Deep core miner's just struck a massive vein of ice water. I mean -massive-. You said it was priority and to report to you if we found any. So..."
    >Gerome would let a small grin come to his lips and would smile, pulling his new pack of cigarettes out of his pocket. He'd tap it a few times against his palm before slipping out a fresh one.

    "You did good son. Send word to the Hydroponics guy. He'll know what to do about it."
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)17:47 No.9426070

    We're currently experiencing an energy anomaly in this system. It's jamming long-range comms. We can barely get through to Fleet Command and the nearby Xerxes station.

    >2 large colony ships standing by in neighbouring system.

    Well, they shouldn't jump in until the anomaly passes or resolves. We can't guarantee the safety of the ships with that... thing out there.

    Hello, Sarissa. I'm Marie McAllister, tasked with reconstructing you. How are your self-diagnostics checking out?
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/25/10(Sun)17:53 No.9426188
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    Subject Marie McAllister added to database.
    Systems fully operational
    Running defense check
    Noticed leaks. Creating map...
    Sending leak map...
    Systems idle.
    >> USN FLEET COLONY SHIP TRANSMITTER 04/25/10(Sun)17:57 No.9426259
    * longreach this is colony ship pegasus aproaching your system on vector 8 72

    our com traffic seems to be on the frits are you receiving this message...
    we have been sent by fleet command as additional workforce for your expansion, we have a crew of 850 onboard all in cryo.
    Has fleet command prepared for our arrival ?
    REQUEST landing co ordinates.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)17:58 No.9426272

    "Energy anomaly? We registered something like that right before everything on our ship went to hell!

    Help yourself with my sensor logs, if recoverable. But please keep me updated on the situation.

    I want to know what killed my friends."
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)18:00 No.9426317
    Artificial Intelligence Sarissa tactical annalasis deemed effective by USN fleet command, construction plots approved.
    >> Jim Flowers, "Captain" of the Nova 04/25/10(Sun)18:02 No.9426344

    (forgot name)
    >> USN FLEET COLONY SHIP TRANSMITTER 04/25/10(Sun)18:02 No.9426347
    -pegasus to longreach we are breaking orbit
    >> Gunnery Sergeant Ricky 04/25/10(Sun)18:04 No.9426382
    With all due respect sir's
    If we just have short range weaponry anything shooting from orbit is going to make us all into little bitty human bodies. we NEED long range engagement capability, Could someone with some leverage please get us some ground to space weaponry!
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)18:04 No.9426384

    Alright Pegasus, as the most senior officer on duty I'm granting your request to dock. You are cleared to land at the main hangar. Be advised, we have an energy anomaly in the system. I'm transmitting its coordinates and signature data.

    Sarissa, please plot a safe course for the Pegasus so it can steer clear of the anomaly.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)18:05 No.9426406
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    - Fleet colony ship USN Pegasus arrives with crew compliment of 850 stored in cryo.

    - colony ship unable to touch down.
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:05 No.9426407
    Are we to treat ship vith standard protocol?
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)18:06 No.9426420
    Did we not build the pair of bigger ground-based cannons?
    >> Colony Resource Report Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:06 No.9426432
    Report page 1 of 4
    Colony Resources Logbook Version 1.7
    System: LR023
    Colony Name: Longreach
    Report Filed by: Head Field Engineer M. Williams, Acting Colony Resources Manager
    Named Characters:

    - McCallahan, Senior Fleet Liaison
    - Lister, Electronics Specialist
    - M. Williams, Head Field Engineer
    - P. Shepard, Geological Team Specialist
    - Tycho, Electrical Engineer
    - 'Comrade' Docter, Biological Sciences Specialist
    - Brown, Aerospace Engineer
    - Kevin, Local Smartass (General Specialist)
    - Dorkins, Mechanic
    - McCain, Mechanic (Specialist)
    - Doctor Salazar, Hydroponic Specialist
    - Carson, Hydroponic Engineer
    - Reeds, Senior Security Officer
    - Winkel-Schmidt, Head of Automated Systems
    - Alan Gary, Energy Systems Engineer
    - Reynolds, Cadet
    - Corpri, Custodian
    - Huxley, Environmental Engineer
    - Dr. Corleone, Astrophysicist
    - Varnigan, Genetic Engineer
    - Dr. Octavius, Psychiatrist
    - Leonard Krupp-Forthwright, High Commandant of the "Alexander"
    - Bellins, Archivist
    - J. Dirte, Custodian
    - McAlister, Lieutenant Jr. Grade
    - Borvagh, Cadet
    - Josef, Officer Engineer
    - Victor Newitz, FCC Senior Commander
    - Dr. Hassan, General Physician
    - Gerome Santoya, Mining Operations Manager
    - Wilhelm Kaufmann, Engineer
    - Thomas Freitag, worker
    - C. Bradley, USN security tactics officer
    - "The Chef", Chef
    - Withers, Morale Officer
    - Halts, Chief Comms Officer
    - Jim Flower, Civilian
    - Harrison, Corpsman
    - Johnny Appleseed, Aeronautical Engineer
    - Thomas Freitag, non-specialized Worker
    - Artemis R. Montag, Lieutenant Commander

    Current Prisoners:
    - Maxim Prokopy, Crash Survivor
    >> Colony Resource Report Cont. Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:08 No.9426463
    Total Specialist Work Force (Known workers): 42(?) of ??
    - AI's: 1
    - Archivists:1
    - Custodians: 2
    - Comms Officer:1
    - Culinary Specailist: 1
    - Fleet Liasion: 1
    - Engineers (Total): 23
    - (Officer): 1
    - (Areospace): 2
    - (Electrical):1
    - (Enviromental): 2
    - (Energy Sys):4
    - (Field):1
    - (Genetics): 1
    - (Hydroponic):2
    - (Prefab Industry): 10
    - (Planetary): N/A
    - Military Personnel:
    - (Commandant): 1
    - (Corpsman): 1
    - (Cadet): 1
    - (Lieutenant Commander): 1
    - (Lieutenant Jr. Grade)

    - Miners: >1
    - Morale Officer: 1
    - Prisoners: 1
    - Psycholgist: 1
    - Scientists/Specialists (Total): 4
    - (Biological Sciences): 1
    - (Electronics): 1
    - (Geological): 1
    - (Hydroponic): 1
    - Security Peronnel: 10
    - Senior Security Officers: 2
    - Junior security officers: 8
    - Surveyors: N/A
    Other Colonists:>3.
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/25/10(Sun)18:09 No.9426483
    Requesting function: plot course
    Missing function: plot course
    Error description: Add-on missing. Sarissa is only built for military purposes.
    Planned system check and defragment ETA 10m
    Estimated time: 9h
    Systems idle
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)18:12 No.9426527

    >- colony ship unable to touch down.


    Command, please advise. I'm alone in the CIC bunker, can anyone of the civilian senior staff instruct me as to what to do? Pegasus, are you unable to land because our landing pad is too small or because there's a ship sitting on it already?

    Hmm. We could probably set up a ferry service, bringing in colonists via the base's own shuttlecraft while the Pegasus holds position...
    >> Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:12 No.9426536
    3 of 4
    Structures and Vehicles: (Unupdated as of now)
    - Colony Shuttle
    - (2 On-board Fabricator)
    - (Upgraded Oxygen Extractor)
    -Light Shuttle

    - Dedicated Fabrication Factory
    - Habitation Zone: Upgrade 2.0 (Increased Capacity)
    - Subterranean Hab. Zone
    - Engineering Labs
    - 2 Medium Hydroponic Farms
    - Large Atrium:
    - (Dedicated Genetics Lab)

    - 6 Mining Drills
    - 2 Solar Farms
    - Hardened Bunker (Capacity 24 Colonists)
    - Storage Tanks Facilities:
    - (1 Small)
    - (1 Large)

    - Medium Landing Pad
    - USN Command Center
    - (Fire Control Center)
    - Military Bunker

    - USN Barracks
    - 2 Moon Rovers
    - Upgraded Comms Array
    - (Radio telescope)

    - 2 Minor Fission Power Arrays
    - 3 Anti-ship Vulcan Turrets
    - 1 Crashed Pirate Vessel *Salvaged*
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)18:13 No.9426550
    >Running on the treadmill, Gerome for once didn't have a cigarette pressed between his lips. Instead he was reading over the latest reports from the various offices of Longreach. A frown curling his lips, he was shaking his head steadily. Muttering to himself.
    "G'damnit. need that colony ship. I need at least a dozen more miners and general haulers on my staff. We just hit that underground iced over aquifer. Maybe... Just maybe.... I could make a few suggestions."

    *****Request - Using our new production methods available with the Engineering facility as well as our Smelter/foundry and mining operation, I humbly request that we construct a modern, up to date space port approximatly one mile from central base to our east. Said port should be large enough to fit at least three large vessels, as well as having the space for repairs, refits, and a communications tower with the most advanced sensor suite that Fleet can provide us.

    Connection to main base should be handled with an underground quarintine area, as well as free-trade depot.

    ***** End request.

    Side note - Expansion of our ability to both maintain spacecraft and house them would allow free traders dealing in ore and minerals to visit us in greater quantities. With our distance from Sol, this could provide an excellent means of profit for the entire colony.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:17 No.9426597
    Uh, fleetcom? I'm still waiting for a go/no go on expanding robotics features. Don't listen to those miners, I have valid plans!
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:19 No.9426614
    Hey, Williams is up. Haven't seen you in a few shifts, still on that faulty tube?
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)18:19 No.9426616
    - inter system trading port approved for construction.

    - note colony ships like the USN Pegasus are built to house some 400 colonists once they settle into their landing position.
    >> Colony Resource Report Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:20 No.9426635
    Journal 1 of 2
    Officer's Journal:
    Entry #123:4.24.04:55
    I was on my way back from the mess hall with some reconstituted grub and a flask of water when I noticed something moving down in one of the dead end passages we use to store some of the excess equipment. It was about the size of a dog, although it looked more like lizard then anything. I found it odd since none of the colonists I remember have pets.
    I followed it down to the end of the tunnel where I lost it amongst a pile of crates. Making a note to look into that later when there was buzz and a shower of sparks. The emergency blast door for the section slammed shut in front of me and the red emergency lights came on. I must have fallen over in the dark as I blacked out for several minutes. I've tried the override panel, but the thing is shot to hell.
    I've attemped to hail anyone on the comm channels, but no luck so far. Although I am still recieving chatter on my end, it appears that my in-suit mic is also out. It must have fallen loose when I fell earlier.
    At least I have some food with me.
    Entry #124:
    Resigned to my current predicament, I spend my time listening in on what was going. It looks like something's got the whole colony in an uproar. Knowing our luck, its an asteroid on a collision course with the colony.
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)18:21 No.9426650
    850 colonists , Bradley looks over to williams, looks like we are going to have our work cut out for us feeding and houseing these green hab world babies..

    things are about to get way to crowded here.
    >> Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:21 No.9426653
    Entry #125:4.24.20:47
    Just ran out of food and water isn't looking any better. At least the tunnels are being supplied with recycled oxygen from the vents. Maybe that's how the lizard I saw earlier gets around. I've kept myself busy and sane by updating the roster as people continue to arrive at our little backwater. Still, if I don't get out of here...
    Death by dehydration is not how I imagined dying out here.
    Entry #126:4.25.2:07
    I don't know if its desperation taking effect, but I just got an idea. I just remembered that the report chit I'm writing on has a built in data burst option. It only connects to the data hub and I don't know if they got that completely fixed yet or if the burst will be strong enough to go through several doezn yards rock... but, if it's the only chance I've got, I'm taking it.
    >> Senior Robotics Technician Martinez 04/25/10(Sun)18:22 No.9426668

    Oh hey man, you're the guy that requested a robotics specialist from fleetcom? Eva Martinez here, I dropped down a while back but since all that shit with the giant ship started I've been stuck in quarantine. Well, I'm about ready to get to work, so just send some schematics my way and we'll get started on the 'bots.
    >> Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:23 No.9426696
    Journal 2 of 2
    Entry #126:4.25.2:07
    I don't know if its desperation taking effect, but I just got an idea. I just remembered that the report chit I'm writing on has a built in data burst option. It only connects to the data hub and I don't know if they got that completely fixed yet or if the burst will be strong enough to go through several doezn yards rock... but, if it's the only chance I've got, I'm taking it.

    "Hello. If anyone gets this, I am stuck in a dead end tunnel somewhere between the main Hab Zone and the Comms Array. The emergency blast door has sealed itself shut and is remotely and mechanically unresponsive to all attempts at opening it. Bring power tools. Food and water is also appreciated."
    End Report.
    Data Burst Mode Enabled
    Sending Report Directly to Data Hub...
    Error, Retrying...

    Error, Retrying...
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:24 No.9426712
    Central, I've got an odd biosign down in some of the storage zones. I'm fitting a bot with anti-biologicals and sending it to check it out. That crashed ship might have had a exotic xenobiotic on board
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/25/10(Sun)18:25 No.9426722
    Initializing system check
    Initializing data scan
    No longer receiving orders
    Estimated time: 8u
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:25 No.9426731
    Commander! Transmission on the security screens, not sure what says. Came from tunnels.
    >> Senior Robotics Technician Martinez 04/25/10(Sun)18:26 No.9426742

    Hey, before you kit that thing out to kill anything that moves, let's program it to not target humans.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)18:28 No.9426775

    Alright. Cadet, take a security team and check it out.

    Sarissa, I need you to summarize all incoming requests and forward them to fleet command. Hmm... you've got a very narrowly defined operations parameter. Let's expand you to a civilian advisory role as well as your military one... and make you a bit more verbose.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:29 No.9426793
    We've built some general purpose Autonomous Task units, but I'm waiting for the blueprints for a full bot works. In the meantime, I've currently got a design for some admin assistants. I've built a prototype here, it keeps my journal safe for me.

    By the way, keep out of the way of the miners. They don't respect the artistry of a good robot. Bunch of rock lovers, stuck in the past
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:30 No.9426809
    Yes sir! I accompany bot?
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:31 No.9426822
    What do you take me for? They're all loaded with the standard crew protection protocols - after the Rogu3 AI infiltrated the base, no-one wants bots with guns around
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)18:32 No.9426843
    >Frowns and flicks his cigarette.

    "Lies and slander. I appreciate robots, in their place. I just don't think their place is digging with dirt. They've got no instinct. only programs and databases. Hell, I use robots on a daily basis to ensure the safety of my crew."
    >> Senior Robotics Technician Martinez 04/25/10(Sun)18:33 No.9426863

    Luddites, eh? Yeah I met a few of those working in New Oregon. Always kept going on about how "no robot could ever find good ore veins like a human can", giving me shit about my work... And then a mine shaft collapsed and I had a pack of Moles dig them out. Didn't say nothing about what I do for a living after that.

    Welp, I think we need to get some construction 'bots up and prepping a site for that big landing pad. There's a colony ship up there that needs to land, and we don't want to keep them waitin'.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)18:36 No.9426921
    Excuse me? I'm in the need of a place to rest before I can tend to my ship! I need to retrieve the sensor logs as soon as possible, they may contain what hit us on our way and what exactly is causing this anomaly!
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:36 No.9426927
    Their is strange creature down here! Look like big salamander!

    Still approaching source of transmission.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:37 No.9426932
    Yeah, they're happy to let a robot be crushed in a rockslide, but they'll never admit a robot could do a better job than them
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)18:37 No.9426941
    Wait a second ........ this colony dosn't even have starbucks. Fuck that im going back to mars.
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:39 No.9426970
    Blast doors stuck!

    Sarissa, can you access them?
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)18:39 No.9426973

    Your ship has taken extensive damage, I'm not sure if it's safe for you to enter it at this time. Talk to Engineering and see if they can send in some 'bots to retrieve the data.

    I'm assigning you a bunk in Hab Block B3 to rest up in.
    >> USN FLEET COLONY SHIP TRANSMITTER 04/25/10(Sun)18:39 No.9426979
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    - we see a suitable position outside of base, setting her down. looks like this will have to do.
    >> OOC Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:40 No.9426996
    (Hey guys sorry for being out for so long. Had to take care of familial obligations first. So I decided to make a story out of my long absence. Also the lizard was the one from Varanigan, the Geneticist. He posted about it a while ago so I thought it should get loose in the meantime. Also the list took forever to update since I missed the last thread and had to read all of it while taking notes of new personnel.)
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)18:42 No.9427018
    "You bet your ass I'm happy to let a robot get crushed by a rockslide."
    >Frowns, eyeing the Robotics tech.
    "Robots can be repaired. Humans can, sometimes, be repaired. But humans are alive. You want to give me a robot with an entire AI suite in it? Yeah. I'll let it work along side my boys. I'd count it as alive, I'd give it good instincts. But not a base robot. Not for anything other then safety and security of the mining site. And in the future, If you've got a problem with that, you bring it up with me in my office. You don't talk shit about me to the others on this colony. You keep that up, and you'll find yourself in a bad way."
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)18:43 No.9427033
    - USN longreach aquires new structure
    -USN colony ship in fixed position. crew remain in stasis until their facilities are constructed.

    - base borders extended to accomodate new arrival.

    - new building and mining prospects now available as large workforce is able to operate additional facilities.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)18:43 No.9427041

    Thank you. I will have a word with engineering then. Some things in life can wait, and while sleep can, this cannot.

    I will personally... I... I don't feel so... well... I... *SLAM*
    >> Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)18:45 No.9427070
    *Hears people on the other side. Bangs on the door.*
    Hey! Hey!
    I'm! In! Here! The gears on the door are ground shut and the emergency overrides are shot anyway! Also don't even think of using a mining laser! I'll fry if you do!
    >> Specialist Mechanic McCain 04/25/10(Sun)18:47 No.9427113
    [OP, dont you think the map is getting a bit crowded?]

    Well with the new processing facility we have, materials are coming in faster. suggestions for next construction project anyone?
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:47 No.9427119
    Is me, Borvagh!
    Stay put! I get you out soon!

    (how many exo suits do we have, and can they fit in the tunnels?)
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:47 No.9427123
    Personal log - Care of AA-01p journal
    The miners continue to doubt the quality of my work. I can't even talk to my new team member without Santoya eavesdropping. I may task a bot to stay by my side - I do not believe I will be safe alone much longer. Must pressure command to allow sentry bots on site
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)18:48 No.9427130

    Pegasus crew, please feel free to visit Long Reach for some R&R. You'll need to check with Security first, but after that, enjoy your stay.
    >> Senior Robotics Technician Martinez 04/25/10(Sun)18:50 No.9427173

    Well, with the new colonists coming in soon, we'll need a lot of construction work done, and that means getting a lot of construction 'bots up and running. I'm filing a request for a secondary engineering bay with a full-scale dedicated robotics construction facility and tech lab.
    >> Thomas Freitag, worker 04/25/10(Sun)18:51 No.9427199

    >Thomas Freitag, worker
    >Thomas Freitag, non-specialized Worker

    Thats just great, so now I have to work double shifts, eh?
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)18:51 No.9427205
    ( Current next project should be an updated spaceport as well as underground living/quarintine facilities, and of course new housing for the two new vessels that are joining us. Surface structures need to be moved underground leaving the surface for hydroponics and power production almost exclusively. Remember gentlemen, Dig greedily, Dig deep! )
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:52 No.9427206
    A huge, battered droid pulls the door off it's hinges with a squeal of strained servos.
    Via remote viewer, Schmidt speaks
    'good to see you Williams. We came looking for rats and found you, what are the odds?. Head on up to engineering, I've got beers down behind the cryo tanks
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)18:52 No.9427219
    OMG, I know a Thomas Freitag IRL.
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:53 No.9427229
    *I go back to the surface and grab the exo-suits. Me and the security team I brought with are gonna pry open the door.*


    As we pry open the door 3 of the lizard creatures skitter past us, with longing looks cast at the other side of the door.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/25/10(Sun)18:53 No.9427231
    ( Also. I'm off. Promised to take the wife and BBQ with the inlaws. Later )
    >> Senior Robotics Technician Martinez 04/25/10(Sun)18:53 No.9427233

    Whoa, there. I don't know who you are, and if you don't mess with my work I don't really care. Just saying that 'bots are tools, and if you need good tools I'll provide them. You want advanced 'mechs to work the mines with you? Well, if I get the plans cleared with fleetcom I'll whip you up a batch.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)18:54 No.9427256
    I... need... a doctor... can't... breathe....
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:54 No.9427262

    //Which one do we use in this case? A meld of the two?//
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)18:55 No.9427295

    Someone get that man to medlab, stat!
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)18:58 No.9427332
    Got with a mix. Bot breaches (he was already there after all) and the lizard-dogs are in there too
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)18:58 No.9427353
    Sounds good
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)18:59 No.9427363
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    inter system trading port construction 65 % complete

    - The request to mass produce work bots has been seen as a priority by fleet command, request to update your facility is granted and given priority in work order to facilitate the speed of our expansion.

    - automated task droids tasked with further work on the spaceport.

    Senior Robotics Technician Martinez to oversee the project to completion.
    >> Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)19:01 No.9427402
    *groans and blinks at the sudden influx of light*
    Thanks... thanks for the offer, Schmidt, but I just want a glass of water... hell... some dehydrated soy patties sound delicious at this point. I guess I should see myself over to the medbay first, I'm feeling a little woozy.
    *smiles weakly* I've got a lot of paperwork to... to...
    *walks a few steps then faints*
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)19:01 No.9427403
    Nice job Martinez, you can really get results from fleet. If you need any help with the bots give me a buzz on the com. I've got some bugs to work out of this new code
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)19:02 No.9427410
    Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" patched into automated task droids to increase productivity, current number of droids being tasked by Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 14
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)19:03 No.9427430
    *cough cough* oh god... I... what is this... I...

    [subject begins to bleed from the nose and begins screaming]
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)19:03 No.9427448

    Ach! Now I've got to drag both these pansy to medbay!
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:05 No.9427483
    this thread... goddammit twice in one day?! too much awesomeness. And i cant play dammit
    >> OOC Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)19:05 No.9427485
    (Sorry about that. Clerical error. Also character was slightly delirious when doing the report.)
    >> Thomas Freitag, worker 04/25/10(Sun)19:06 No.9427491
    "I perhaps didn't go to some fancy school like most of you, but letting one AI control too many bots doesn't seem like a good idea to me - especially given our previous experiences with AIs. Can't we get them to, like opperate each on its own?"
    >> Senior Robotics Technician Martinez 04/25/10(Sun)19:06 No.9427498

    Thanks chief. Alright, let's see how things are going with the 'bots...


    Sarissa, eh? Well, if you're going to be running my 'bots I'm going to be monitoring you. Don't like AI's running robots without a human to supervise.
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)19:06 No.9427502
    //why cant you play?//
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)19:07 No.9427517


    [Subject stands up, beginning violent assault of wall with fists. Nose bleeding intensifying due to stress]
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/25/10(Sun)19:08 No.9427532
    Bradley walks into medlab to see the doctor on call about his sore neck, he enters to see one person passed out on the floor and another bleeding and coughing up copious amounts of blood into his hands.

    Bradley slowly backs out of the infirmiry harnesses his vac suit helmet with a click and presses the exit button on the closest air lock hatch.
    >> OOC Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)19:08 No.9427536
    (Hint: A medic should sedate him. Quickly.)
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)19:08 No.9427541
    *I strain to hold back his pummeling fists*

    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)19:09 No.9427557
    An AI has a lot more decision making capacity - on a complicated job like this, a lot can go wrong. A regular bot will need constant babysitting in a situation like that, but an AI can guide them round problems and improvise on the spot
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)19:11 No.9427593


    Oh God...

    oh god...

    ...what have they done...? We.. we are all... doomed...

    [subject terminates violent behavior, begins sobbing]
    >> Dr Hassan 04/25/10(Sun)19:13 No.9427622
    *the doctor and his staff move quickly, sedating the man

    Base control, this is Dr Hassan. I'm going to seal off the medlab for now, we've got a guy here with something that should never have passed decon and quarantine. Until I determine what the pathogenic agent is, the medbay is off-limits.

    *he gets to work, taking samples and running tests
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:15 No.9427645
    Sidenote: VTOL is based off Boxcar by Ground Zero Games?
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)19:15 No.9427648

    I got to get some more time in the cryo-tubes, my head's playing up something awful.
    Been getting migraines ever since that slip and fall a few days ago.
    Will someone let Dr Hassan know I'd like to get checked out, if he ever makes a reappearance from whatever hidey-hole he's secreted himself and his staff?

    My notes are all on the desk, so when the AI is back up and running, feed that lot into the scanner and she should be up to date on all the extrapolations the scanners won't've been making.
    See you at sunrise, guys.

    OP, didn't you say you were going to conclude with this thread?
    Has that plan gone down the drain in light of the developments?
    Either way, I have some IRL Qualification Certificates to acquire tomorrow, so I need some good sleep.
    Hope the rest of this plays out well, and I'll be checking up on how the Ulysses and our new arrivals fare.

    I totally dig our new high-rise apartments and enormous hab-block plans as well.
    Long live Longreach!

    Farewell, amigos.
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/25/10(Sun)19:16 No.9427663
    Oh, hey Doc.
    Lemme know when you got a sec, after sorting this out and checking out our new arrivals, and patching up Williams.
    These headaches are getting something fierce.

    For real going now.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:17 No.9427683
    Begin construction of a sports field for some low gravity soccer.
    >> OOC Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)19:19 No.9427710
    (Hah! And now my guy might have it too by potential contagion. His day is just getting better and better. Oh you might want to quarantine Cadet Borvagh as he was in direct contact as well. Sorry, Borvagh.)
    >> Orbital Trade Hub - Station Xerxes 04/25/10(Sun)19:19 No.9427720
    Greetings Longreach colony.
    Longrange comms are still a problem it seems, hope you guys are well down there.
    I am pleased to see this colony blossom.

    Two transport hauler ships should be approaching soon, their cargo holds full to the brink with necessary materials for the construction of the previously discussed Mass Driver.

    Please pardon the captain of one of those vessels, a boorish kind of a man. This will be his last job, and he has asked me for a letter of recomendation for any possible jobs in your colony. I do so with slight reservation as the man is a great pilot but seems to have developed a drinking problem.

    May we continue our dealings to the satisfaction of both parties.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)19:20 No.9427723

    *mumbles* i can hear them... i hear them... they call...

    [Subject has been exposed to a powerful, unknown energy signature. While it seemed he has suffered from a lack of oxygen on his way here, brain activity is off-charts.]
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)19:21 No.9427732
    Doctor, let me in Medlab!

    I shouldn't be out!
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)19:21 No.9427740
    (Errr, I also dropped what seemed to be a data storage as this whole thing began.)
    >> Dr Hassan 04/25/10(Sun)19:23 No.9427779

    Hmm. Whatever's affecting him, it doesn't seem to be contagious, so I'm lifting the quarantine. But look at those readings! It's like he's got two or three minds in his brain. I'll need to keep him for some time to investigate this. In the mean time, nurse, up his sedative dose. He's showing signs of severe exhaustion, and needs to sleep badly.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)19:24 No.9427801
    Personal log - Care of AA-01p journal/stenographer

    There's been reports of some kind of outbreak here. I'm staying here in the clean room until I get some details. I fear our reliance on human labour may cost us dearly.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)19:26 No.9427854

    "don't... no sleep... no.... it's coming... it's up there....


    please.... no sleep... no.... Ulysses...."
    >> Captain D. Thulsa of the incomming cargoship 04/25/10(Sun)19:30 No.9427958
    So ya fancy colonists, this 'ere ship is Bitches4, tough its official name is CaHaul4, sounds stupid to me <hic>... Anyways ive got some hot cargo for ya all. Fancy magnets and all. Damn if i know how do they work.
    Requesting clearance to land and unload and all that yadda yadda.
    Well thats with the message to that base. Okay turned off the comms, ensign bring me my special coffee, and make it a double cause theres this light blinkin' and ive been drinkin'.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)19:32 No.9427988
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    - spaceport nearing completion

    - automation facility constructed next to spaceport

    - plans for largesub terrainian living quarters approved construction to begin immediatly.

    - second large drilling machine nearing completion in engineering facility, miners can expect additional resourse tasks.
    >> Lt. Jr. Grade McAllister 04/25/10(Sun)19:32 No.9428009

    Um... This is Longreach to Bitch... I mean CaHaul 4, stand by to dock, we're full at the moment.

    Engineering, can we get some haulers to move that civilian ship away from the landing pad?
    >> D. Thulsa 04/25/10(Sun)19:35 No.9428086
    Rodger dodger that.
    Yeez dont get your panties all in a bunch, I can wait here in orbit till the crows come cryin' home. Long as ive got my "medicine" to keep me all nice and warm.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)19:39 No.9428163
    RECOMEND cargo ship dock at large spaceport.

    (kinda big as its an inter system cargo hauler)
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)19:40 No.9428173
    We're almost clear on the large landing pad. We'll probably be able to let him set down there with a minimum delay

    Personal log - Care of AA-01p journal
    I have relocated to the new robotics facility. I can now look out of the eyes of every bot on the base, thanks to the centralised oversight node. I've given Sarissa limited access to systems - she can supervise, but I'm keeping my designs encrypted
    >> Nurse 04/25/10(Sun)19:41 No.9428205
    Of course, Doctor.
    Oh, Doctor, there appears to be another patient, unconscious, on the other table. The report says that he fainted shortly after being rescued from the underground tunnels. ID says he's Engineer Williams.
    >> D. Thulsa 04/25/10(Sun)19:42 No.9428227
    Say Longreach, youz seen them shinny lights out the#$$JJJre in space, all flickerin' and such? Seems to be affectin' me intersystem poker game. Darn and i h$#$IIIIad such a face too. Any of youz kids down there pl@$#MMMMay some holdem? I wont skin ya alive, heck so%$%&*$^*$%^ JIIIIIIIIIIIM#^%&#%^ alright boys?

    The fu%$^@ is with these comms dammit?!?!
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:43 No.9428249

    Well, if the spaceport is complete, sure. We still need to get that civilian ship off the landing pad though.

    ((anyway, I need to go sleep now, it's been fun. I'm playing McAllister, Dr Hassan and Martinez, anyone wants to take over the doctor can do so but I've got plans for McAllister))
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/25/10(Sun)19:44 No.9428282
    (Someone taking over the Doc would be great :/ Though I may just as well go sleep now)
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:47 No.9428356
    Yeah twice in one day is more than i have time for unfortunatelly. +im on GMT so its sorta late.
    Im off to sleep as well. :(
    OP is awesome and should feel awesome.

    btw Nobody noticed i threw in JIM (as in Jim Flowers) in that message... tsk tsk
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:48 No.9428378
    a message from Ulysses?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:50 No.9428422

    (Well excuse me for beeing too drugged to... on the other hand...)

    "they're close..."

    [subject seems to mumble in sleep. possible resistance to sedatives]
    >> Cadet Borvagh 04/25/10(Sun)19:51 No.9428434
    //I noticed the Jim but didn't make the connection.. he's just Flower to me.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:52 No.9428453
    (Well, anyway, I'm off for now. IF anyone want to use jim as a drama tool etc, go ahead. Otherwise, I look forward to the next thread with you guys!)
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)19:54 No.9428486
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    - a collossal shape appears in the sky as the inter system cargo hauler breakes atmosphere, you can hear the rumbling thunder as it engages its plain air thrusters to stabalise its entry.

    it swerves over the colony in a slow ark then gently lowers down onto the large spacedock, the landing procedure looks extremely well practiced.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/25/10(Sun)19:56 No.9428537
    I would stay up all night in my glorious new mechanical domain. But the shift is up, and for now there's not much to do - the lines are still doing stress testing before production starts. I've put a bunkroom in the bot lab, so I'll retire for now

    (OOC I've got work tomorrow, so I may not be on much til later. Don't let the robots die out while I'm gone)
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)19:59 No.9428588
    I love it how the civilian ships are distinct from the old military ones. Nice work and design.

    Hope this game gets some new players to replace the causalities.... er sleepyheads.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)20:04 No.9428688
    (OOC thanks yeah i wanted a distinct feel to the universe and its inhabitant technologies, the idea for me was that all military tech is reliable and very hardy especialy the colonist rigs, however they arnt very preety.
    on the other side of the coin the civilian ships have a different development, they are sleek.
    Newer colonist or fleet colony ships are designed to be able to flip up and become large building structures to be used by a functioning society.
    >> OOC Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)20:05 No.9428714
    (I know my character is still unconscious at the moment, but I'd like to recommend the construction of above ground, concrete (or other appropriate material) roads for more efficient transportation between our storage facilities, various industrial compounds, and the spaceport. This should up transport efficiency of goods when the port becomes really busy, and make the mechanics happier as they won't have to clean out dust as often from the buggies' axles and gears.)

    (Speaking of transport vehicles, think we can get something bigger and has larger cargo space than the 4-seater luggage buggies for goods transport?)
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)20:09 No.9428782
    Fleet authorises the specs for large cargo haulers. specs sent directly to engineering facility as well as hanger operations manager.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)20:09 No.9428795
    "colony ships are designed to be able to flip up and become large building structures"
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)20:14 No.9428889
    hey is this shit being archieved?
    i went to vote for it and it aint there
    somebody do it!
    >> Engineer Officer Josef 04/25/10(Sun)20:15 No.9428937
    Reporting for duty Sir.

    Is good to be back.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)20:19 No.9428998
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    large cargo haulers construction complete 2 currently in survice

    - 3 more being fabricated.
    -roads project submitted via USN command facility.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)20:26 No.9429131
    would somebody mind archiving this for a buisy drawfag
    >> Engineer Officer Josef 04/25/10(Sun)20:28 No.9429176

    With our increase in traffic and new space port, I believe that new base defenses and a long range radar are require for the safety of the base. I put on my recommendation to being building as soon as possible.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)20:29 No.9429207
    cool shit right here
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)20:36 No.9429329
    is this archieved yet?
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)20:41 No.9429445
    >> Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)20:45 No.9429519
    Done and done.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)20:46 No.9429531
    guys if you wanna archieve stuff


    Request Interface

    follow the instructions below that.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/10(Sun)20:50 No.9429615
    i just read 5 full threads and have been truly amazed by this style of thread.
    It seems to work so well because there is interaction by the DM, visual ques and hints at a larger universe, player created content, interweaving storylines and character plots that seem to somehow interwind with massive story arcs as if rehearsed but its not rehearsed.

    Best thread in years.
    >> Head Field Engineer Williams 04/25/10(Sun)20:56 No.9429715
    If you think these are cool, you should also look at the original threads the OP made. They're under the moniker: Village Quest 1-3. They are all under Sup/tg/.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/25/10(Sun)21:05 No.9429872
    ok i'm off, continue on another day, will email peeps before hand

    if you want a buzz before the next session starts send an email to drawinganondude@gmail.com

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