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    782 KB ITT:we play our own stratedgy game SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)09:16 No.9439892  
    USN Elliot ,Long reach project
    - large cargo ship has just arrived to collect and trade in resourses on the outskirts of the newly expanded base spacedock facility.

    -Establish a settlement on the outer non HAB worlds in preperation for possoble second wave development.

    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


    - 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

    sixth session
    >> Thomas Freitag, worker 04/26/10(Mon)09:18 No.9439903
    How ironic -- well I'm off to work. Damn.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)09:21 No.9439929
    Finally, we actually find ourselves capable of handling more than one ship docking.

    I don't know how many goddamn times I've filed this chit, but for the sake of posterity:

    ****Requesting specs for advanced communications array and extended radiation bunker
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)09:21 No.9439931
    reading through the archives to catch up
    >> Alpharius 04/26/10(Mon)09:22 No.9439938
    ***requesting access to imperial databanks.

    also game looks like deadspace (from the dvd)
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)09:23 No.9439952
    fleet command authorised the specs for a newly constructed and outfitted comunications facility, with specialised computer core to handle secure AI.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)09:23 No.9439953
    //About damn time. I've been trolling 4chan for the past three hours. Lol. Welcome back, OP.

    >Leaning back in his chair, Gerome would smirk to him self as he flips through the various pages of a classic playboy. Flipping it over on one end, the centerfold would roll out and Gerome would smile with pleasure, his eyes drinking in beautiful naked womanly flesh. Of course, that was promptly interupted by the sound of a hand on his door knob, twisting it to enter. He'd quickly slam the smut mag into a drawer and sit up.

    "Yes? Yes? who is it? Come in. It's open."
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)09:29 No.9440003

    Thank you, FleetCom. Now where are those lazy engies hiding?
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)09:30 No.9440021
    Most excellent. I see we have a new docking bay.

    Is security officer Reeds present?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)09:33 No.9440043

    Not as far as I know. Maybe he's stuck in another tunnel, like what happened to Williams. Hmm... I hope our new AI will prevent more shenanigans like this.

    If you're going to look for him, could you help me find the engineers as well? We really need to get the improved comm array up.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)09:34 No.9440059
    >settling back with the new map of the completed colony in his hands, Gerome would begin to chew at his lower lip thoughtfully.

    "Y'know. It might be a good idea..."

    *****Request - Central Security building, including armory and small training field for security staff.

    "There, that way I won't have to worry about any of them other colonists trying to take my ore... Which reminds me!"

    ***** Request - A set of large surface warehouses next to the starport.

    "And of course, I can't forget..."

    ***** Request - Skip the road stage of development, we're in lower then 1g, I'd suggest a high velocity maglev subway system.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)09:38 No.9440089
    I'll arrange a search party. Meanwhile, we should contact fleet command and inform them of the missing personnel.

    ((Mark them inactive, that is))
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)09:42 No.9440132
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    - confer with other base management on maglev development priority. roads project on standby until decision is met.

    - advanced coms facility addition to coms array complete, AI stacks installed and in diognostics, facility to come online in 3 days local time.

    food production issues are arrising from spike in demand from newly arrived colony ship requesting 68 % of crop to sustain its reserves.
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)09:47 No.9440180
    Systems functional at 25%
    Connecting to Vulcan Cannon A...
    Connecting to Vulcan Cannon B...
    Cannot connect - connection missing
    Connecting to Vulcan Cannon C...
    Cannot connect - connection missing
    Sending inquiry to base command concerning missing turrets
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)09:48 No.9440184

    Goddamnit, aren't those things meant to be self-sustaining? Anyone know what percentage we can allocate to them without actually starving ourselves? In the meantime, let's just get those greenhouses expanded. We'll need to increase our food production capabilities anyway, if this colony's going to thrive in the long run.

    Is a maglev system really necessary? Considering the low gravity, our rovers do just fine ferrying stuff about.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)09:49 No.9440198
    >Cracking his knuckles. Gerome considers before typing up his thought process for the other leaders of the Colony.

    "Gentlemen. I would like to propose that we take Longreach into the next stage of development. Avoiding the risk of roads on the surface as well as encouraging us subtly to continue our expansions beneath the surface of this planet. In the 1980's on Terra, subway's were utilized in the majority of American cities to improve mass transit and trade. They were met with mixed success in the beginning, but, in the end, were exceptional in their success.

    I would like to propose a collection of robot diggers tunneling out three level tunnels. The top level, would be the person transit. Two rails side by side, with maglevs transporting people from each section of the colony to the next. The lower level would be where maintenance workers and pipe systems run. Power, water, sewage, oxygen lines, everything would run through there. Centralizing it, and making it easier for our engineers to find and fix if a problem occurs.

    The lowest level would be primarly for "Cargo" transit. Mass quantities of mined ore, robots, gear, and tradegoods too and from the Space port to whatever section of the colony needs it.

    In conclusion. I feel this would be a more cost effective method of advancement for our colony then simply flattening some ground and calling them roads.

    Regards - Gerome Santoya, Mining Operations Manager, Concerned Citizen of Longreach"

    >tapping 'send' on his console, Gerome would lean back with a satisfied look on his face, and pull a half burned cigarette from behind his ear. Tucking it between his lips, and lighting up with a smile.
    >> C Bradley- USN security tactics officer 04/26/10(Mon)09:52 No.9440236
    Bradley sits back studying the days comm traffic in his small quarters located on the western sub surface.
    " fleet has alot of nerve sending out 850 green colonists to this rock, i mean its borderline neglegent to assign that many to us before we barley have the capacity to feed the bastards.."

    Bradley sits in his quarters in the low artificial light of his room, a chime sounds the change of the 0400 shift.
    "looks like its time to get back to the hustle and bustle , he slips on his slim vac suit and proceeds down into the maze of tunnels to look over the newly constructed coms array facility.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)09:54 No.9440252

    I can't help but wonder how we'll fare against the incoming Ulysses with such unreliable hardware and wiring. Can an electrical engineer or technician look into this, please?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)09:56 No.9440274
    Now that you mention the Ulysses...

    **** Requisition the construction of a THOR orbital defense system

    We need the big guns.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)09:57 No.9440280
    >Eyeing the newest reports on the food shortage. He would shake his head and pinch the bridge of his nose.
    "Alright. I think it's time we should start with some trade negotiations."

    ***** Query - How mucho re and of what type have my miners been pulling? How much is available for trade to food stuffs till we can get more hydroponics online to support our growing colony?
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)09:57 No.9440285
    Goddamn, I always forget to unmask my signal.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)09:58 No.9440291
    requisition unrecognised please use base identity name and rank for all official requests to fleet command.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)10:01 No.9440323
    base stock lists :

    food stockplie, perishable goods 60 % copacity

    ore stockpile construction materials 85 % copacity

    fuel stockpile 89 % copacity

    energy output at 56 % efficiency.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:01 No.9440324

    In addition to that, we should get that mass driver up and running. It'll work great as an improvised weapon.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)10:01 No.9440325
    Artemis rolls himself awake, sits up on his small cot, and curses his luck, curses the UAC, and mostly himself.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)10:03 No.9440349
    Fleet command, that last requisition was submitted by me.

    Furthermore, add the construction of two more power plants. That defense system will drain loads of energy.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)10:05 No.9440369
    Hey McCallahan, i just finished tuning up a buggy and my supervisor isnt around. Anything i should jump at?
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)10:06 No.9440386
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    -above ground atrium extension completed to large atrium.
    -additional atrium facilities construction complete with the help of large automated worker tasked droids.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:07 No.9440387

    You could do a checkup of the wiring, Sarissa can't establish a connection to two of our turrets.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:09 No.9440413

    Vunderbar. I'm hoping this will prevent starvation through overpopulation. But just in case, let's expand it more. Excess biomatter can be converted into fuel.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)10:09 No.9440418

    Are you serious? I just check them this morning, somebody must be running forwarding too much damn power to them. ill get right on it.

    Oh, whatever happened to those pirates?
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)10:11 No.9440438
    He gets a bite to eat, and wanders around mostly aimlessly across the base. Everything's so new looking. White, pristine. Interfaces had advanced, immensely so, but everything seemed rather self explanatory. AI's, relatively new and experimental when he had left Earth, were common place. Computer systems managed though neural interfaces, VR, advanced voice commands. He sighs and looks at a screen absently, spotting the drilling stations to the south.

    He dresses quickly, fitting into his suit, and exits through the closest airlock. The trip across the surface is quiet, eerily so. So many people around, so many machines, but no sound. He's heard talk of terraforming, adding an artificial atmosphere, and in the distance, the dim shadow of the colony ship was inescapable. 'My god', he'd thought to himself. It was all so different.

    Soon he was at the hab complex for the drill teams, the mining office. He entered the airlock, and found the man in charge. Gerome Santoya's office was unlike anything else on the base. It reminded him of Earth. Dirty and well used. He removed his helmet, and smelled the thick smoke. Like a bar in Dallas he barely remembered. "Santoya?" He asked. "I heard your the man to see about digging."
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)10:13 No.9440465
    List of current add-ons:
    Level I "Sentry" Military Add-on
    Level I "Hammer" AI Maintenance Add-on
    List of downloadable add-ons:
    Level II "Warden" Military Add-on
    Level II "Wrench" AI Maintenance Add-on
    Level I "Quarry" Geology and Mining Operations Add-on
    Level I "Sproutling" Ecology and Farming Operations Add-on
    Level I "Arts and Crafts" Industrial and Mechanical Operations Add-on
    Inquiring Longreach populace which is the most needed.
    Add-on will allow my systems to become more profficient on that area.
    Please note:
    Add-ons are inexchangeable
    Add-ons do not grow on trees
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:16 No.9440497

    One of them's our commanding officer now, while the other's still in lockup.


    I'm voting for the Warden and Wrench addons. We already have plenty of personnel for the other fields.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)10:16 No.9440499
    >Gerome would pause in his work. Eyes lifting from the monitor on his desk to look at the man standing near by.
    "Depends on who's askin'. And if you're another one o' them damn civvies intent on getting access to my stores of cigarettes, I'll be damned if I sell any more. The shits already eating up most of my pay."
    >Gerome would turn back to his monitor and hit a few more lines on the keyboard, muttering something about damn civvies and the need to dig deep before pausing and glancing back up.
    "Unless of course you're lookin' for a job. I can alway's use more mudhands."
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)10:17 No.9440510
    Your maglev system sound intriguing, I suggest a compromise, Santoya. We continue with the construction of surface roads. They will primarily be used by above ground maintinance personnel, for short trips between adjacent buildings, and for cargo loads too large for the mag-trains.
    The mag-rails will be used primarily for fast transit for colony personnel across the colony and for movement of most smaller equipment packages. We will need a central control station for the rail system, perhaps giving it to the new AI?
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)10:24 No.9440586
    In addition, most of our colony is already serviced by a network of pedestrian underground tunnels, *winces a little at the memory* of which I have recently been well aquainted to. We can probably expand and extend said tunnels to house the new rail system.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:24 No.9440587

    Ah, Williams. Good to see your short stint of solitary confinement hasn't driven you mad. Got that good old colony report ready? FleetCom's been pinging me for an update.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)10:26 No.9440604
    He smiles. "Nah, I don't need a job. I'm . . . retired, I guess. And I haven't had a smoke in two centuries, so I think I'm over that." He looks down for a moment, the sadness returning. Quickly he snaps himself awake. "Artemis Montag." He reaches out to shake.

    For a few moments, an awkward silence. "I don't know if you've heard. It was a secret until last night. If your USN finds out I've said anything, they might put me in prison, or I don't know, whatever you guys have. There are still prisons, right? Whatever. Anyway, uh, there's a ship. My ship, actually. The Ulysses. I'll spare you the details, but it's heading this way, and I'm pretty sure that when it gets here, things won't be looking too good on the surface." He tries to keep himself talking, not to let another silence fill the air. "If people try to evacuate, it might be too late, and hell, there might not be enough ships." He coughs at the smoke and wipes his mouth. "Excuse me. But yeah. I've seen the schematics for the base here, and I've seen the few bunkers you guys've built. But the Ulysses . . . I don't know what it'll do, but it won't be good. We need to go deeper. I was thinking I could get your help, get a deep bunker built. I'm talking Presidential style. Deep underground, shielded, big enough for everyone here. Because honestly, I think we might need it."
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:29 No.9440637
    What the hell people? The defensive system is SUPPOSED to be completely isolated from the AI cores! Don't you dimwits remember what happened the last time?
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)10:31 No.9440649
    Oh right, give me a minute. The data burst option that saved my life unfortunately corrupted the chit I was using earlier. I spent most of my time while recovering for dehydration and low blood sugar to write up a new report. Sadly, I lost the list for all of our facilities so I'll need to find the dossier on that later and I am now back to square one trying to find out exactly how many colonists we really have on this rock, so expect placeholders.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)10:31 No.9440654
    Rogu3 was introduced into our system by the pirates that masqueraded as the USN... what was that ship named again?

    Anyway, i doubt our own AI's will go rogue, considering how many precautions we have taken to prevent that.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)10:32 No.9440662
    construction plans approved for sub terrain rail network.
    3 layered construction for personel, cargo, and machine transport around the base.

    - there are emergency sheilded bunker plans on the drives of all colony fabricators however a larger hardened facility capable of cryo suspension and automated revival stations requires fleet specs to be sent through high fleet command.

    - advanced hardened facilities or deep sleep bunkers require 3 months construction time.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:32 No.9440665

    Eh, whatever you have on hand will do. I'll tell FleetCom the discrepancies are due to interference from the anomaly.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)10:32 No.9440666

    The system has a physically fixed degree to which it can turn, which means if needed we could simply walk up to it and cut the wires without it being able to fire upon us.

    Also, i found the problem. Fixed and dusted.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)10:33 No.9440673
    >Gerome would arch a brow at the mans words, and of course. His suggestion. It was pretty ballsy. Leaning back in his seat, he'd do the man the great courtesy of giving him all of Geromes attention for the moment.
    "I see. And uh.. Who would be living in this Presidential bunker? I'm assuming you're referring to the one that was buried in the bottom of Chyanne mountain, Norad, in Colorado in what was the old American country?"
    >Flicking his cigarette, he'd allow the ashes to drop on the floor at the side of his desk. A tiny cleaner bot, no larger then a dinner plate moved over and cleaned up the ashes immediately before tucking itself back in the corner. Geromes eyes would take on a thoughtful look.
    "Not that it matters. Mm... it's a decent idea, I'll give it some thought and get back to you."
    >> Requesting contact Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:33 No.9440674
    If some of the elements of this forum game are hand-crafted as I've come to suspect, I'd like to speak with the artist responsible.

    Email me at cocksgalore (at) live.com. It's a secondary account, obviously.
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)10:34 No.9440693
    Downloading Level II "Warden" Military Add-on...
    Downloading Level II "Wrench" AI Maintenance Add-on...
    Resending inquiry to base command concerning missing turrets connections
    Processing Ion Sattelite Link Cannon plan...
    Processing Mechanical Sentries plan...
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:35 No.9440694

    Putting in a request to FleetCom. We don't need cryo facilities, just a honking big chamber to fit food, supplies, and people in for a given duration.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)10:36 No.9440704
    No mention of the THOR...

    Dammit, i'd need someone of higher rank to request the system.

    *Raynolds' face lights up as if realizing something*

    Montag! I can ask him to do it!
    >> Colony Resourses Report Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)10:36 No.9440705
    Colony Resources Logbook Version 1.8
    System: LR023
    Colony Name: Longreach
    Report Filed by: Head Field Engineer M. Williams, Acting Colony Resources Manager
    Report page 1 of 3
    Named Characters:
    - Appleseed, Johnny, Aeronautical Engineer
    - Artemis R. Montag, Lieutenant Commander
    - Bellins, Archivist
    - Borvagh, Cadet
    - C. Bradley, USN security tactics officer
    - Brown, Aerospace Engineer
    - Carson, Hydroponic Engineer
    - "Chef, The", Chef
    - Dr. Corleone, Astrophysicist
    - Corpri, Custodian
    - J. Dirte, Custodian
    - 'Comrade' Docter, Biological Sciences Specialist
    - Dorkins, Mechanic
    - Flower, Jim, Civilian <*Currently under medical survellience*>
    - Freitag, Thomas, Worker
    - Gary, Alan, Energy Systems Engineer
    - Halts, Chief Comms Officer
    - Harrison, Corpsman
    - Dr. Hassan, General Physician
    - Huxley, Environmental Engineer
    - Josef, Officer Engineer
    - Kevin, General Specialist
    - Krupp-Forthwright, Leonard, High Commandant of the "Alexander"
    - Lister, Electronics Specialist
    - Martinez, Eva, Senior Robotics Technician
    - McAlister, Lieutenant Jr. Grade
    - McCain, Mechanic (Specialist)
    - McCallahan, Senior Fleet Liaison
    - Newitz, Victor, FCC Senior Commander
    - Dr. Octavius, Psychiatrist
    - Reeds, Senior Security Officer
    - Reynolds, Cadet
    - Ricky, Gunnery Seargent
    - Dr. Salazar, Hydroponic Specialist
    - Santoya, Gerome, Mining Operations Manager
    - 'Sarissa', Colony AI Construct
    - P. Shepard, Geological Team Specialist
    - Tycho, Electrical Engineer
    - Varnigan, Genetic Engineer
    - Wilhelm Kaufmann, Engineer
    - M. Williams, Head Field Engineer
    - Winkel-Schmidt, Head of Automated Systems
    - Withers, Morale Officer
    *Current Prisoners*:
    - Maxim Prokopy, Crash Survivor
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)10:36 No.9440708
    He takes his helmet, and before slipping it on says, "Everyone." The helmet snaps into place, and he repeats the word. "Everyone." And then he was gone, back out the way he'd come.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)10:37 No.9440712
    Jacob Falke would descend from the colony ship, and request access to the facility,"This is Jacob Falke, I am an aerospace engineer I requested reassignment to a colony world. They redirected me here and I have only just brought myself up to speed from various reports forwarded on to me by the USN. Requesting access to your facility please"
    >> Electrical Engineer Tycho 04/26/10(Mon)10:37 No.9440719
    Oh really? Then someone did not think the placement of this turret through! Indeed, when we shot down the pirates they were all turned inwards!
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)10:39 No.9440731
    2 of 3
    Total Specialist Work Force (Known workers): 42 of ~1000 (most in cryo)
    - 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): ??

    - Military Personnel: 5
    - (Commandant): 1
    - (Corpsman): 1
    - (Cadet): 1
    - (Lieutenant Commander): 1
    - (Lieutenant Jr. Grade): 1

    - Miners: >1
    - Morale Officer: 1
    - Prisoners: 1
    - Psycholgist: 1
    - Scientists/Specialists (Total): 4
    - (Biological Sciences): 1
    - (Electronics): 1
    - (Geological): 1
    - (Hydroponic): 1

    - Security Peronnel: 9
    - Senior Security Officers: 1
    - Junior security officers: 8
    - Surveyors: ??
    Other Colonists: >3
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:39 No.9440733

    Access granted. Welcome to Longreach, Falke. Not much use for an aeronautics expert here though, so you'll probably be relegated to general maintenance of the facilities for the time being. Unless you want to design rocket buggies or something.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)10:41 No.9440748
    "Thank you very much, no problem I will help out where I can. If you ever need to put something in orbit let me know."
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)10:41 No.9440752
    deep sleep bunkers offer protection for up to 2500 years if power supply is secure and uninterupted. facility can hold 2000 colonists with a leapfrog crew of 24 to be revived every 55 years to maintain facility.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)10:42 No.9440759
    *****Request - Construction of "secret" storage facilities deep underground, in an offshoot of one of the mining tunnels.

    *****Request - Large Fusion power plant dedicated to servicing the Mining operations, to allow for future expansion and prevent a drain on the main colony.

    *****Request - Small, Hydroponics facility at mining base. Must be able to support 200, minimum. Note - All food produced at the local should be diverted into the secret storage facility

    *****Request - Medium water purification and storage system. We can tap into that frozen underground lake we discovered and divert a fair amount into stores. The rest to the colony.

    >Note delivered to the Governor of the Colony. Hand delivered.

    "Greetings, this is Gerome Santoya. Look. I'm going to be diverting supplies and manpower into a secretive project that will act as a last resort in case of emergency. Since I can't trust everyone on this base, Hell, I don't even know'em all. This information will be reserved for you, and any you see fit. Eventual goal is to house at least half of our current population, with space growing for more if we can get access to cryostasis units. Keep this on the downlow. We don't want any spotters hearing about this, or any military persons who might think they can use it to stash all their hardware."

    >End note.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)10:43 No.9440767
    *Raynolds catches up with Montag near the atrium*

    Sir, i have a personal request i'd like to present, if you do not mind.

    I think it is in our best interest to requisition a global orbital defense system, designated THOR by the USN. I believe it would increase our chances to survive the "encounter" with Ulysses.

    If you want the specifics on what the THOR is, you can ask FleetCom, Sir.
    >> Colony Resourses Report End Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)10:45 No.9440779
    3 of 3
    Officer's Notes:
    Finally got my ass out of that Godforsaken tunnel thanks to the efforts of both Schmidt and Borvagh. I'll send a favorable review of both of them to command when the next report rolls by. Speaking of which, I need to send out an official inquery into why there was a malfunction down there in the first place. From the engineering reports, that section was just serviced several days ago so barring any foul play (and I've made sure to make nice with most of my enginnering corps.), or space gremlins, that never should have happened... Maybe the interference from that ship/anomaly is affecting our colony more than I fear...
    What's worse is that the new guy, Jim Flower suddenly fell violently ill and the doc has no idea what's wrong with him. For now, he's heavily sedated in a seperate room in the infimary under observation. I personally was suffering from dehydration and low blood sugar. The doc, gave me some water and suppliments and told me to 'take it easy for a few days'. Hah, if I do that I'll be swimming in unfiled papers in a few hours! Now, I need to finish this report soon. The brass will want an update soon.
    Oh and one last note, I need to ask security if any colonist lost a pet recently. While we don't have any rules specifically against pets, I don't want them getting loose and breeding in our tunnels.
    End Report

    Sending Report to Data Hub for Processing...

    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)10:50 No.9440814
    I don't suppose there are any methods to accelerate the completion of the bunker... Maybe if Schmidt devotes all his robotic companions to the project.

    Hmm... I wonder if I should adopt a cat. Maybe after this Ulysses crisis blows over. And I'm still alive. Anyways, back to business.

    ****Requesting further information on THOR weapons system.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)10:52 No.9440830
    He stops and listens to the young man speak. "I was just off to send a message myself." He looks at his hands, and then claps the cadet on the shoulder. "I'll do what I can, but I don't know how your bosses will react. The Ulysses, wherever it's been, whatever's happened to it, the men at top will want to know. But I'll try."

    He leaves to the comm station, and when he gets the chance, sends a message through. "This us Lt. Commander Montag, currently on the outpost, I'm not sure. The one for this Longreach project you guy's have got going. God damn. Anyway, we've spotted the Ulysses at the far end of the system, heading in our general direction. Your USN Hourglass attempted to hail it, but whatever energy anomaly that's taken over the ship has seemingly destroyed the Hourglass. I've been asked to requisition a, uh, THOR orbital defense system. I'm not sure on the details, but sirs, I know the Ulysses; at least what it used to be. And even then, it was built to last. Ion cannons the size of battleships. Ablative armor twelve feet thick on the hulls, hardened computer systems. It was a beast of a ship before, but now, it's a god damned monster. It's my suggestion that this colony be abandoned, the colonists returned to a safe distance, and that the Ulysses be hit with whatever the USN has. The biggest bombs, as many as you have. Montag out."

    He sends the message, and prays that they listen to him.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:52 No.9440836
    Why are you too stupid to write strategy? Your threads might be interesting, but that idiocy always lets me hit the hide button without a second look.
    >> Gerome Santoya - Mining Operations Manager !!kyE2TOxpUr6 04/26/10(Mon)10:55 No.9440857
    //Dudes from Europe. My assumption is English isn't his first language. He spells words how they sound.
    >> OOC Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)10:55 No.9440861
    Well he's been doing that for the past 9 threads so its more a sign of endearment than anything now. Besides, if that truely bothers you so much, I don't think we want the likes of you here.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:58 No.9440881
    Are those alien ships?

    They look so different to the buildings
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)10:59 No.9440890
    *unshaven and oil stained , Schmidt emerges from his new lab*
    Hmm, are my little helpers needed? I can send you a work team in no time. I'm sorry for my appearance, I've been working on something special in the lab and lost track of the time, haha. Never mind, I've got all sorts of ideas now the workshop is fully operational. Oh my, such potential
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:01 No.9440907

    Something 'special'... I probably don't want to know. Anyways, how many drones would you say are required to build a reinforced bunker for all the colonists in, say, two weeks?
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)11:02 No.9440918
    "H- hello? Is anyone there? I can hear you talking! Hello?"

    [Sedatives worn off. Subject has regained consiousness in med bay. Though not restrained, subject remains in lying position]
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)11:02 No.9440920
    "Excuse me sirs but we don't have to destroy the Ulysses, A strong slow moving explosion designed to shift rather than tear would possibly change the vessel's course the few degrees needed to protect this colony. A few degrees is all you need is space due to the large distances involved. The only problem is creating a explosive strong enough to shift such a large mass with so much inertia. As long as the Ulysses' onboard computer dosen't adjust for the change in heading then we would be safe and would give the USN time to investigate."
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)11:03 No.9440926
    *****REQUEST- Build a secure dome over one of the craters near the original settlement, to be used as a testing ground for small scale terraforming and as a recreational facility.

    "I hope to seed the crater with ammonia-metabolizing algae that will produce nitrogen to form the beginnings of an atmosphere within a few weeks. From there, a bacterial culture will be added that will digest oxides in the soil to produce oxygen. The bacteria will produce enough oxygen to saturate the atmosphere and kill themselves, making this a dangerous step, only highly necessary and safe electronics will be allowed in the dome at this stage to avoid making a new crater. Plankton will be added to begin feeding on the algae, creating an equilibrium in growth rates, and consuming oxygen to bring the oxygen and carbon dioxide to Terran-like levels. At this stage, familiar plant life can be added, both to provide the ecosystem with stability and provide our people with a reminder of home. Certain stages may need to be reset and repeated depending on the effectiveness of certain mutations, making the entire project's time to completion variable. In a best case scenario, about six weeks will be required to have a livable atmosphere, but if any stage needs to be repeated the duration will increase accordingly."
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)11:03 No.9440932
    Are we counting those still to be decanted from cryo on the colony ship? Something that big will need all the engineers drones not currently tasked with vital roles. I'm not entirely sure of the exact complement currently, we've been mass producing since the production lines were able
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)11:04 No.9440936
    We don't know if someone or... something, is piloting the damn thing.

    Nor do we know how the anomaly would react to a sudden shift in course.

    Blowing it to pieces is the only reasonable course of action.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:06 No.9440953

    To count them all would jeopardize the whole thing... let's set it at half, for the time being. If the opportunity arises, an expansion can be fitted in for the rest. How's that sound?
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)11:06 No.9440955
    "Complete terraforming of this rock will never be possible, the gravity is insufficient to maintain a livable atmosphere. However, larger domes could eventually be constructed, allowing for more natural farming and pleasant living facilities."
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)11:06 No.9440959
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    orbital surveyer satelite sub surface scan showing structures currently being constructed.

    - sub surface rail network
    GREEN civilian base network used by all
    -BLUE cargo and machine lines only
    -RED classified construction work of large undergound storage facilities. hardened shelters and additional cryo pod beds installed at bottom of sub surface structure in lower cylinder.
    - construction nearing completion.
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)11:07 No.9440970
    *Takes a tour of the topside in a spare buggy*

    Ugh, boy am I glad to be out of that mess... I haven't been on the surface for almost half a week! *Takes stock of all the new buildings, ships, and spaceport sprawled hapazardly across the scape* Man the colony sure grew quickly while I was out. This is going to be a nightmare to catalouge for my next report. I'm definitely gonna need a drink for this one...
    Hmm, maybe I'll take up Schmidt's offer.
    *turns toward the robotics lab near the port*
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)11:08 No.9440978
    "Anyone? ... ow... my head.... what does Ulysses mean?"

    [Subject rises from bed, terminating all connections with medical equipment]

    "Hello? Anyone out there? Hey!! I can hear you talk!!"
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)11:09 No.9440986
    As I said, we have plenty of worker unite. I suggest a modular shelter - each level will be fully functional, so the droids will keep building deeper and deeper as we need the space. The first few levels will be ready for habitation in days. I'll designate the region west of the existing hab complex - we want to minimise the distance from the most populated area
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:12 No.9441005

    Sounds good. I'll leave you to it.


    Can someone check up on our dear patient? Come to think of it, I haven't even seen any medical staff since the comrade doctor left.
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)11:12 No.9441007
    Easy there, *looks at the medical chart* Jim. You just had a bad... psychotic episode, probably brought on by a severe oxygen deprivation. Just lie back and I'll administer some meds to help you relax.
    *on the Comms*
    Paging Dr. Hassan. Your Patient is awake.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:15 No.9441025
    OP thats just awsome
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)11:15 No.9441028

    [Subject seems to relax]

    "I... I understand. But please don't administer any more meds - I had to treat myself several times on my way here and I'm afraid that if something is left in my system, it might interact badly with any more. Anyway...

    Thank you Diana"

    [Subject retakes position on bed, sitting up]
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)11:16 No.9441034
    Personal log, entry 52 - care of Personal Stenographer Unit AA-01p

    This is a key opportunity to demonstrate the potential of my robotics program. What would have me exiled from the core worlds is key to my success here. No-one has yet noticed my robots have been given self-replication protocols - the workforce is increasing exponentially, and the engineering team relies on them more and more. When I reveal my latest masterpiece, even those ungrateful miners will recognise what I am capable of
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)11:17 No.9441044
    *enters the robotics bay, stepping around a drone scuttling by*
    Schmidt? Schmidt, you in there?
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)11:18 No.9441051
    "So... what's colony policy on low-grade recreational narcotics?"
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)11:19 No.9441057
    Ah, Williams. Feeling any better? Here, the bot will get you a drink - he's a personal assistant model I've built to help me in the lab. Think command will let me distribute them across the colony?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:21 No.9441080

    Colony policy on that would be... NO, Varnigan.

    By the way, Reynolds, care to fill me in on the THOR system. FleetCom hasn't responded to me on that yet.
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)11:21 No.9441083
    *with a practiced smile*
    Of course, Jim. If you don't mind telling me what kind of meds you self administered, I'll write them down for the doctor when he arrives. We need to see if any of them may have contributed to your current condition.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)11:22 No.9441084
    Elaborate. If you mean stuff that you inject in your veins, that's a strict no.

    Same goes for powdered substances.

    Tobacco and alcohol? Hell, it's your liver and lungs.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)11:26 No.9441110
    I'd request that people restrict smoking to bot-free zones. It can confuse their IR systems and on occasion they assume a fire hazard. If you don't want a face full of suppression foam, keep it away from my drones
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:29 No.9441151
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    - cargoship leaves with consignment of cargo held at newly built storage yard adjacent to starport.its heading is back towards the inter system cargo lanes for another run.

    - storage facility construction completed.

    - task drone numbers increase
    >> Head Enginner M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)11:32 No.9441186
    *hesistates, then accepts drink from the bot*
    Hmm, I don't remember anything in the guidelines specifically disallowing 'personal synthetic assistants' on the citad- I mean colony. I'll need to check the books again, Brass might be a little skittish after that rouge AI infiltrated our systems last time.
    That said, one would be useful in helping me keep pace with all the paperwork it takes to run this place. I joined the engineer corps. specifically to avoid all the beuracracy! Now I'm running it! I'm surprised I haven't just been promoted to Lead Colony Manager, I'm practically acting as one.
    *takes a sip from the drink*
    Hey, this is pretty good. Samuel Adams?
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)11:33 No.9441193
    "I can grow damn near anything in these labs. My personal preference is a plant whose leaves release a light muscle relaxant when chewed. Pretty harmless unless you were to eat an entire bush. Policy has varied depending on the facility, I just like the stuff to take the edge off the ol' leg in my off hours. If anyone else wants it, it's not more harmful than tobacco as far as I can tell. I've got a retrovirus that can convert it into a much more potent relaxant, which could be used if there was a shortage of medical supplies."
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)11:34 No.9441200
    If you don't mind William's, I have some urgent work to do - the prototyping is at a critical stage. You're welcome to observe, but it's very technical

    (OOC I've got to got for an hour or so. If anyone wants to get involved, you can RP me to a limited extent. Just remember - paranoid and arrogant)
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)11:35 No.9441219

    The USN global orbital defense system, THOR, is a beast of a weapon.

    It fires ammunition called lightning rods. These rods are so large, that using them against ships smaller than a cruiser will result in the destruction of the ship, instantly. The rod punctures armor and sends an electromagnetic pulse throughout the target ship, completely rendering all systems inoperable. After this pulse, the explosive payload in the rod detonates, wrecking the interior of the ship completely and most likely killing any possible crew.

    THOR is capable of firing these rods at 200 rpm.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:36 No.9441226

    I'm starting to wonder what's been happening with the Ulysses. Let's try to get another visual lock on it, I don't want to be left in the dark. For all we know, it could be accelerating.

    And is it just me or have there been an increase in the number of drones? I nearly tripped over one while carrying my lunch tray. And if McCallahan doesn't get his daily fill of culture-grown meat, McCallahan gets pissed.
    >> Head Enginner M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)11:36 No.9441232
    I won't take any more of you time, Schmidt. Good luck on whatever you are doing, and thanks again for the drink.
    *walks back to airlock*
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)11:36 No.9441233
    Message has been sent to colony command
    Please check your message box
    ETA Add-ons: 23h
    Systems idle
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:40 No.9441270

    Why do I not find the level of overkill in this surprising?

    Sounds potent enough, I'm all for it. Hopefully it won't scare all the traders away, though.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)11:40 No.9441273

    "Mostly adrenaline, painkillers. I also took antibiotics due to a high fever shortly after the... incident. I had no time to really have a look at me, considering most systems failed immeadiatly.

    I know that all sounds like a bad idea, but you know, I had a general idea what I was doing and also, didn't have a choice. It was that or die in space.

    Excuse me, what did you just say?"
    >> OOC Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)11:43 No.9441304
    whats this whole 'Ulysses' deal
    >> OOC Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)11:44 No.9441316
    It's an unindentified ship near us. And it's causing some mumbo-jumbo.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:45 No.9441341
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    - orbiting satelite surveyer 01 tasked with image capture useing advanced comm systems, the system is able to detect a stationary object of sub capital class in the far outer system.

    - the object is reading enourmous energy signatures.

    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)11:47 No.9441359
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    Image being relayed via advanced com facility.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:48 No.9441363

    Stationary? Hmm... Increase the resolution; scan area surrounding the anomaly. I don't like this.
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)11:48 No.9441364
    Oh yes, your condition. I probably should let Dr. Hassan tell you this, he's more qualified, but we noticed some unusually high brainwave activities after you were sedated. The doctor was really at a loss for words, he eventually put it up to a mild seizure brought on by your ordeal.
    *goes back to the Comms panel on the wall*
    Dr. Hassan, your patient is awaiting a follow up examination. *under her breath* Where is he? This guy is starting to ask questions I'm not qualified to answer...
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)11:51 No.9441390

    Sir, shouldn't we report in and ask for help?
    >> OOC Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)11:51 No.9441399
    The UAC Ulysses was a one of a kind ship built several hundred years ago by the United Aeronautical Consortium, a precurser to the USN. Montag, Lt. Commander when he was in the UAC, was the Senior Navigation Officer aboard the Ulysses. The Ulysses' mission was top secret, extremely classified, though Montag broke his silence when the Hourglass got too close and the signal vanished.

    The Ulysses was going on a long term mission to find the source of a mysterious energy signature that was hypothesized to have been the source of life on Earth. Montag was in cryosleep when something bad happened, he doesn't know what, but he was woken up by the crew of that ship that crashed on the colony. Their captain kept him 'prisoner' trying to get information about the Ulysses and the mission, the source of the energy, etc, but Montag gave him fake intel and sabotaged their ship, which is why they were landing at the colony in the first place.

    The Ulysses mysteriously showed up in deep space, with an addition of an odd energy anomaly, and sending recorded distress signals from hundreds of years earlier.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)11:52 No.9441408
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    Surveyer satelite uses advanced scan systems results are negligable against the disturbances around the object
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:53 No.9441416
    Sir, it looks like a giant anus!
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)11:54 No.9441434
    . . .
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:55 No.9441449

    Urgh, my eyes... Hold on for a moment. Right. We've already contacted FleetCom about it. For some reason, they decided to send us two colony ships in response. Sometimes I wonder if they smoke too many cigars.
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)11:56 No.9441461
    *walks into Comms building*
    Hey Bellins, have you gotten that building roster ye-
    Great Aunt Martha, what the hell is that?! Is that the anomaly everyone's been talking about?!
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)11:57 No.9441466

    "What? No, I didn't mean that. Something about... why are you so nervous? You... you didn't make a full-scan of me, did you? I can ex..."

    [subject freezes. eyes staring blank. suddenly, eye activity, wildly looking arround]

    "No... no wait... I don't want to..."

    [subject stumbles back, knocking over medical equipment]
    >> OOC SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)11:59 No.9441495
    OOC hey i have to cut this one short today, i'l be back tonight for another 3 hour session.

    good expansions so far, we havnt shot down any tradeing ships or anything ,.. remember theres an entire universe of comms traffic out there and shipping lanes, if we build our own ship we can probably get some solid trades done with another system.

    - we have a pair of pulse engins taken from that old crashed junker, i'm preety sure we could get at least something out there.
    + it would be an origional design from our colony.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)11:59 No.9441500

    Wait, you didn't kn-- oh, yea. Tunnel. This is basically what's been plaguing us recently. It all started with the pirate ship that we shot down, extending to the civilian ship currently docked at Docking Facility #1.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:01 No.9441523

    Sir, if i may, frabricate the report slightly. Tell FleetCom whatever this is, is a direct threat too the colony.
    >> OOC SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)12:01 No.9441528
    OOC keep going and make sure its archived, i'l read through the transcrpts of com traffic and do a major update related to anything that happens.
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)12:04 No.9441562
    *still looking away*
    Hmm? Oh, well I wasn't here during your examination. I was still treating our other patient, the head engineer. They say he collapsed from dehydration after being rescued from the tunnels.
    *turns around at sound of clattering equiptment*
    Umm, sir? A-are you all right? I could give you a sedative if you're feeling any pain...
    *moves towards med tray with syringes*
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)12:05 No.9441566
    It is a weapon of formidable power, indeed. So far, it has never seen usage outside industrialized planets, but i'm sure FleetCom will see reason and grant us the construction permit.

    Either that, or we have to leg it.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:07 No.9441605
    "If I may," he interrupts, coming in from a hallway. "I overheard your discussion, and yes, I was eavesdropping." He leans up against the monitors and looks at the scans. "It seems the Hourglass is still intact. It's right on top of the Ulysses though, and swarming with that energy."

    He stands still for a long while, staring at the ship. Remembering being inside as if it were yesterday, and before that, watching from a space station as it was being constructed, and before that, telling his wife that he'd be leaving soon, that he would be gone for a long time, and he couldn't say why. He told her he loved her, and that he would be back. He hated himself now for having lied. "She doesn't look damaged. The Ulysses, I mean. It was transmitting the distress signal, so that means at least basic system are still online, and I was still in cryostasis, so it still has a good supply of power."

    Again, he's silent.
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)12:07 No.9441606
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:10 No.9441645
    "I've sent a message to Fleet Command. I suggested they destroy it, with whatever they have." He shakes his head. "I don't know if they can, though." He slouches, his fists resting on a table. "Another ship landed soon after the ship carrying me, correct?"
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)12:10 No.9441649
    *********************PROJECT THOR

    - construction and engineering specs arrive via incripted fleet com sub bands.

    - construction time 4 months.
    - large stockpile of cobolt needed for construction to move ahead.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)12:11 No.9441658

    "Y-your name is Diana Holmes. You are a nurse. You always dreamed of beeing a balerina as you were little. You studied... hard, but it always came easy to you during your exams. You were.. 7th? That was a dissappointment - you thought you'd be in the top 5. But there were a lot of people taking that exam with you Diana, there's nothing to be ashamed of!"

    [subject seems delirious. Eye movement abnormal. Subject touches its forehead with both hands]

    "What- what is this? What is happening to me?"
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:11 No.9441668

    Ships don't simply disappear for that long, come back blurting distress signals without showing any sort of hull damage unless something is up. That ship could be a direct threat to this colony project, and it wouldn't kill FleetCom to send our a frigate or two to check it out.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:11 No.9441671

    Not surprised. Nope. Not at all.


    Good eye, sir. I could hardly make it out myself. The energy distortion surrounding it appears to be of a different frequency than the Ulysses itself, though.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:12 No.9441679
    Jacob heads to the comms room, "excuse me sirs may I come in?"
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)12:13 No.9441706
    *steps closer to scanner panel*
    "Ulysses"... that sounds familiar...
    Wait! I remember someone talking, well more like ranting, about a Ulysses down in med bay while I was being treated. What was his name?
    Jim, Jim Flower, yeah. I got him on our roster as being under medical observation. Maybe he knows something more about it?
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)12:13 No.9441708
    "If we wanted to capture more intact vessels, I could possibly engineer two viruses. One to kill the crew, the other to kill the virus so it's safe to board. Unless they respond quickly with quarantine and have advanced air filters, it ought to be fairly efficient. They'd still crash land, but the ship wouldn't be riddled with bullets or blown into space dust."
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:14 No.9441709

    Ah, somebody who understands the threat at hand. But i wouldn't go as far to say destroy it, FleetCom just needs to bring in teams to survey the threat, whatever it is.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:14 No.9441719
    Montag looks up, surprised. "Jim Flower? Who is he?"
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)12:14 No.9441728
    C-cobalt? Where could we possibly get that? We surrendered the smuggled cobalt from the pirates to USN Hourglass!

    Contact FleetCom, tell them that they have to supply us with the cobalt.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:16 No.9441745

    See that big honking energy blip? The one right there, on the top left? That was the Hourglass, a heavy frigate designed for anti-cruiser duty. I really don't think we should be coming near the Ulysses with anything less than a dreadnought.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)12:16 No.9441748
    Gentlemen, I have something to show you. If any of the senior staff are available, you are cordially invited to the unveiling of a new development that will ensure the prosperity of this colony.

    Refreshment will be provided, of course
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:17 No.9441765

    Actually, they let us keep the cobalt.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:19 No.9441783

    What are you saying, that we've lost an entire HF to this thing?
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)12:19 No.9441789
    cobolt stockpile remains at longreach base
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:20 No.9441801
    "I don't think that would do it." He shakes his head in desperation. "That ship's 300 years old, at least. Prototype systems. Ion cannons big enough to fry a space station in minutes."

    He sighs, takes a deep breath. "I'm not sure what that energy field's done to her. If she'd just drifted this entire time, it'd be lightyears away by now, nowhere near us."

    He tilts his head. "Something's steered it this way."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:20 No.9441807

    Prrrrrretty much, yeah.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)12:21 No.9441817
    I see that this a bad time for my grand moment. If this anomaly is currently the hot topic, I'll delay my little party at your convenience. I'm sure there's something I could be doing...
    Has anyone seen Dorkins? I was wondering if he could give me a hand
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)12:22 No.9441830
    *startled, she drops the syringe she was picking up back onto the tray*
    Wh-wha... how did you...?
    *clearly disturbed she moves back to the Comms panel, away from the patient*
    D-doctor Hassan, you are needed immediately at the medbay!
    *goes to the door, leading to the main part of the medbay, taking the medtray with her. As an afterthought she turns around to the patient*
    I-I apologize, I am needed elsewhere. The doctor will be with you in a few minutes.
    *she bows, then the door swishes close and the locking mechanism can be heard engaging*
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)12:22 No.9441831

    Wait, Schmidt. Do you think you could spare a few of those bots of yours to help the men assemble THOR?
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann, Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:23 No.9441838

    well what do you suppose we do then? Sit here and wait for doom?
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:25 No.9441863
    (OOC: nobody is the senior engineer, so i took the roll)
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:25 No.9441864
    "I'm was the Senior Navigator on the Ulysses." His voice is almost a whisper. "No one's gonna pilot it but me."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:26 No.9441875

    Well, why do you think the THOR system got approved for a dinky little colony like us?
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)12:27 No.9441888
    [Subject doesn't seem to realize the nurse leaving, holding head with both hands. Suddenly, realization. Breathing calms. Eyes focus on the dropped syringe. Subject moves, picks it up.

    Subject retakes position on bed, carefully weighting the medical tool in its hand.]
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)12:27 No.9441892
    Hmm. I think we might need some heavier duty units for that. The current ones are good for civilian rated jobs, but weapon systems have far more demanding specifications. And I'd need the release codes to have bots download weapon specs - I was restricted to pacifist protocols after Rogu3
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)12:30 No.9441917
    I don't really know. I was stuck inside that tunnel when he came here. Accoring to security reports, he came into orbit a couple of hours after we pulled you from the wreckage asking for permission to land. From the servellience tapes, his ship was pretty beat up and leaking atmosphere. He landed and entered the military bunker for debriefing, but Security soon detained him afterwards. Says he broke into psychotic rambling about the "Ulysses". He seemed really scared of it... Sir.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:30 No.9441920

    Yes, and this dinky colony could be blown away by a small solar storm, let alone this Goliath


    We don't want to pilot it, we want to destroy it
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:30 No.9441921
    He turns to one of the men he barely knew. "You said there's a man in the med bay talking about the Ulysses?"

    "Yes," the other man answered.

    Montag said nothing, nearly pushing past on towards the hallway, turning and taking the long walk down the hallway. He saw a nurse hurrying down, away from a closed door, the familiar red cross on a sign next to the door. Montag pushed for the door to open, but it didn't give. "What?" He tried again. Locked. "Hey! Hey! Open this door! Open it up!" He slammed his fists. Through a translucent plastic window, he could see the outline of a man on a table.
    >> OOC Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)12:33 No.9441954
    You can have it. I'm more of the acting general manager than anything on the colony. Still I'll need 'reports' about our production and resourse management, if you don't mind.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:33 No.9441959
    "We are currently relying on traders coming to us at the moment. Perhaps we should construct a cargo ship of our own so we can seek out the materials for future projects and explansions we need rather than being at the mercy of coincidence or the USN."

    "I could start working on the specifications for such a ship right away if it is signed off by senior staff."
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:34 No.9441969

    Uh McCallahan, how exactly did he get his rank again?
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)12:34 No.9441970
    [Subject loosing critical amount of blood. At least 2 arteries punctured. Still reacting to outside stimuli - man knocking on door. Subject remains in lying position.]

    "Ulysses... not gonna... get me.... not me...."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:35 No.9441984

    Your exaggeration is misplaced, engy, considering we've already withstood a solar storm just weeks after the colony set up shop. Besides, the THOR system is the epitome of all the gunheads' wet dreams. Have Reynolds brief you on it, it sounds... painful, to say the least.

    Personally, I don't care what happens to it, as long as I come out alive. Oh, and the colony, of course.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)12:35 No.9441987
    We have the hull and engines of an old model deep scout that may be of use. I can have my drones evaluate the wreckage for structurally sound components - the salvage spiders have been in storage for some time, it would be good to stretch their legs
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:36 No.9441991

    (OOC: of course)

    Hmm, if you can get McCallahan to approve, then you got my approval.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:36 No.9441997
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)12:36 No.9442001
    *she is currently sitting slumped in the one office chair, clearly exhausted by what has just happened. She starts at the sudden intrusion*
    Oh thank God you're here Dr. Hassan... wait you're not the Doctor. What are you doing here?!
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:37 No.9442014
    Montag slams his fists against the door, yelling now. "SOMEONE OPEN THE GOD DAMN DOOR!" He bashes against the plastic window, watching it shake, but nothing gives. "NURSE, DOCTOR, FUCKING SOMEONE! GET THIS DOOR OPEN!" He starts slamming his elbow against the window, watching it jiggle within it's frame. He strikes it until his elbow is sore, but still he struggles. Without warning, the plastic rectangle pops out of place and falls into the med bay. The hole that's left is too small to fit through, but Montag can see the man laying on the table, blood spilling out, the Ulysses on his tongue. "SOMEONE GET ME IN THERE!"
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:39 No.9442030

    you know exactly what i mean. Just with a stationary gun, so much can go wrong and the Ulssesy can easily fire upon us from a greater range at an angle from which we cant fire at, if she knows we can defend ourselves.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:39 No.9442033

    Sure thing. Don't go overboard though, our docking facilities can barely handle a frigate as it is. I don't want you building a flying cathedral or some crazy asspull like that.


    Well, turns out he's some long lost operative from a long lost secret mission from long long ago. UAC days, that should tell you just how long.
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)12:40 No.9442038
    Calling Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt.
    Please start moveing towards the datecenter.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)12:40 No.9442044
    "Does anyone support my plan for a small biodome? I don't know about the rest of you but I wouldn't mind having somewhere I could breath natural air and see some plants that aren't growing in test tubes."
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)12:40 No.9442046
    *Looks over to the patient through the observation window*
    Oh God!
    *hits the locking mechanism, pushes the man banging on the door, and enters the room with a roll of guass, sedative and a transfusion of blood (the correct kind, she read the report before entering the room the first time)*
    Oh no, oh no...
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)12:41 No.9442054
    *Cadet Raynolds' radio springs to life*
    >Uhhh, Sir... we have reports of disturbance in the infirmary. Do you want us to check it out?

    The infirmary? Didn't Montag just- HOLD YOUR POSITION! I'll come there ASAP.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:41 No.9442057
    Montag rushes in, getting down face to face with the supine man. "What!? What do you know about the Ulysses?"
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)12:43 No.9442073
    Ah, Sarissa my dear. You are a beautiful piece of code, if I may say so. I'll be right with you

    *aside* Drones x-4 though x-9, continue the test. Record all session results on AA-01p. Full vid and performance statistics
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:43 No.9442077

    Shit, UAC? Does his rank even count these days?
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)12:44 No.9442084
    Sir please stand aside! I need to stop the bleeding! You can question him later!
    *to herself as she pulls away the syringe and puts an IV into his good arm.* How in the 9 hells did he get that syringe? I made sure to grab them all before leaving...
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)12:45 No.9442099
    *Raynolds stumbles in through the infirmary door and removes his helmet. Shortly after he notices Montag kneeling beside the bed of a man bleeding profusely*

    Sir, what the hell is the meaning of this? What did you do?
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:46 No.9442113

    Apparently so.

    *notices the medbay camera feed*

    I am not touching that craziness with a ten foot pole.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)12:47 No.9442120

    [Subject pale. Amount of blood lost critical. Lips forming words]

    "Got... everyone... not... not me.... mo.... montag?"

    [Twitching limbs hint tries to hinder treatment. Subject on the edge of loosing consciousness]
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)12:48 No.9442143
    Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt, are you there yet?
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:49 No.9442150
    Artemis walks away from the table, rolling up his sleeves. "Son of a bitch did it to himself. Door was locked, so I busted out the window. Kid was in there with a needle in his hand and blood all over him." He paces around the room like a father awaiting the birth of his son. He stops suddenly and points an accusatory finger at the man. "He knows something about my ship! And I am gonna find out what."
    >> SPACEcolony !!6KxdhP9PEsr 04/26/10(Mon)12:49 No.9442153
    biodome plans approved , to be constructed over the large crator.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)12:50 No.9442163
    Yes, yes. So many things to keep track of. I envy your abilities Sarissa. To see out of a hundred eyes, control two hundred limbs.... such power and grace
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:51 No.9442173
    He hears his name. He stops. He looks at him, his eyes searching for a memory, and he finds none. He shakes his head. "What the fuck? What the fuck!?" He lifts his arms, shaking them. "WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED UP THERE!?"
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:51 No.9442174

    Whats the matter anywa- Oh christ, did that bloody dandy of a nurse leave him alone? God, i need a drink.

    Anyway, with your approval ill be putting all manpower not focused on THOR too the ship project.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)12:52 No.9442195
    All in due time, sir. Let the nurse do her job and you might still get an interrogation with this man.

    *Raynolds switches his attention towards the nurse*

    Where the hell is Dr.Hassan? He should be here at all times!
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)12:53 No.9442202
    (be back in 15 minutes, sorry!)
    >> Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)12:54 No.9442204
    *leans over and looks at the security vid McCallahan is watching*
    Dear God... Someone page Doctor Hassan! I don't give a damn if he's in cryosleep, I want him thawed and down there!
    *He shakes his head* This is turning into a goddamn circus.
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)12:54 No.9442207
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    Constructing these would increase colony security and defense.
    Your thoughts?
    Am staying off the Vulcans for a while until colony command reponds to my mail.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:54 No.9442209

    Well, the THOR project's running alongside a project I assigned to Schmidt to get some bunker space for everyone if and when Ulysses hits. But considering how many drones there are nowadays (nearly tripped over another one just now), it should be fine.
    >> OOC Head Engineer M. Williams 04/26/10(Mon)12:56 No.9442234
    Someone mind playing Hassan for a bit? His player isn't here and I'm still playing the nurse.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)12:57 No.9442250
    Varnigan looks up from his lab station to the wall of monitors on the side of the lab, noticing the commotion in the infirmary. He looks confused for a moment, then shrugs and says over the comm channels, "Dibs on his spinal fluid if he dies."
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)12:57 No.9442251
    Montag backs away, leaning against a wall, his hands on his head. Who the hell is this kid? Was he on the Ulysses? It was a big ship. Huge. Biggest he'd ever seen. Crew was somewhere near 8,000, he couldn't remember details. God damn it, he wish he could say he knew who this was, because he seemed to know him. He shakes his head and slides down the wall until he's sitting on the floor. "Who the hell are you?" he whispers.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)12:58 No.9442254

    no Sarissa, i'm afraid i wont be giving you THAT much power over this colony.
    >> OOC Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)12:58 No.9442258

    Alternatively, someone could play another doctor.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)12:59 No.9442270
    *Raynolds notices Montag slump on the floor*

    Sir, are you alright?
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:00 No.9442277
    You have obviously been thinking along the same lines as I - security is much better trusted to an objective and infallible machine mind. I myself have planned a civil security droid - alas, I have not yet been cleared for armed designs. The Ares will make a fine sentry and watchman, I would be honoured if you could supervise a production run. A small squad should serve as an ample example to the others
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)13:00 No.9442280
    *nearly hysterical as she attempts to stablize the patient and answer the whirlwind of questions*
    I- I don't know! I haven't seen him in days! Oh God, I was positive I picked up all of the syringes and the med tray! Th-the patient shouldn't have been able to do this!
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:03 No.9442311

    Belay that. Schmidt, we got zero need for these, we have guns more powerful than that currently, and we got no need for mobile guns.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:03 No.9442312
    "Thank you sir, no problem"

    "Hmm, we will need to have a moderately large hull made, an extension of the scout craft model could be possible. The scout could be used as a basis for the bridge with an extension of the hull used for cargo storage."

    "I doubt we will have access to any magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters so we will need additional thrusters to complement the current ones to provide enough lift for take off due to the increased mass. The pulse engines you have on based would also be quite useful to provide greater velocity once we have made lift off."

    "After the main hull and engines we will probably have to bring in a electrical engineer to rig our systems, increase the power supply and run the wiring throughout the ship. A small expansion of the life support system to accomadate perishable goods would also be required."

    "Lastly tie some scanners and a comms array into the ship and supply a few drones to load and unload the cargo and we should have a half decent cargo ship at our disposal."

    -----Cargo Ship Construction Report-----

    The following is required to create what I will be calling a class 2 "Falke" cargo ship.

    -Patrol ship (basis of bridge)
    -Raw materials/salvage to extend hull for cargo storage.
    -Thrusters from patrol ship as well as a least one larger thruster to achieve lift off
    -The two pulse engines
    -Expanded power and life support systems as well as compete wiring of the ship done by a electrical engineer.
    -If scout ship scanner and comms systems are inadequate then a boost or replacement of these.
    -Drones to provide necessary manpower without drain on life support.

    -----End Report-----
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)13:04 No.9442331
    Attempting to understand...
    Feel free to use my processors anytime.
    ETA Add-ons 21h
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:06 No.9442349
    Well yes, but with a arrival of hundreds of colonists scheduled and trade routes opening, a visible police force may be called for. These are a sufficient show of force to deter any petty criminals, while being guaranteed safe around law abiding colony members. I could also fit them for search and rescue and firefighting roles if necessary
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:06 No.9442363

    Sarissa, i said belay that order, you are not to produce a single ares.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:08 No.9442384
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    where is waldo?
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:08 No.9442392

    we have 15 security personal, thats enough to handle the security of a 1000 colonists, we don't need your Gunplatforms.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:09 No.9442394

    Heh, very modest of you. Refer to Schmidt for the drones, he's got plenty lying around.
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)13:09 No.9442402
    Colony is running a large risk.
    Current armaments:
    Vulcan Cannon x1
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:10 No.9442408
    Oh fine. They are far less dangerous than a regular USN marine, except to our enemies. If I may, I have plans for a non-lethal civil patrol unit, the 'Peacewalker'. I estimate 30 or so would be able to completely secure all vital areas of the colony and there will be enough in reserve for customs inspections when needed
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:12 No.9442419

    Schmidt, somethings wrong with Sarissas programming, shes only recognizing 1 or our three vulcans. Get on this immediately.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:13 No.9442432

    Wasn't that dealt with ages ago? Heck, you told me you had already reconfigured the circuits.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:14 No.9442441
    I will need clearance from the garrison CO - until now, they have been responsible for weapon systems themselves. It's possible that the increased underground excavations have knocked some systems out of alignment, should be an easy enough fix
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:14 No.9442453
    "Ha ha, Thank you sir"

    "Hello Mr Schmidt, I would like to request a series of bulk cargo and small cargo lifting drones to be made available for our planned cargo ship. If you could have them placed of standby or have them ready to be transfered once construction of the ship has been finished I would be very happy."
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:15 No.9442455
    Artemis stands up and dusts himself off. He takes a deep breath and looks at the man as they try to stabilize him, and then turns to the Cadet. "I'm don't know who to talk to, but get me an engineer who knows spaceships. I'm taking the one this kid came in, and I'm going to the Ulysses."
    >> Specialist Mechanic McCain 04/26/10(Mon)13:15 No.9442469
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    i for one, am for an increase of our defensive capabilities, even if you dont trust the AI, you can operate this Rail-canon manually. i think we can afford to make ammo for it now
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:16 No.9442479

    I HAD dammit, did it myself, was no big deal, didn't even seem to be that big of a deal. Sarissa must be malfunctioning.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:17 No.9442497

    The focus is THOR at the moment. We need to get that up and running.
    >> Nurse Diana Holmes 04/26/10(Mon)13:18 No.9442504
    *she finally is able to stop the worst of the bleeding*
    He's, he's stable. *wearily turns to Montag and the Reynolds, still bent over the patient*
    I'm sorry sirs but the patient is currently unable to answer your questions. If you will please head to the main office, I can... I can answer you questions.
    *she slowly gets up, pausing only to remove the syringe the patient used on himself before ushering the two out. This time she makes an extra sweep of the room before closing the door.*
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:18 No.9442515
    Ah, a challenge. I would welcome this opportunity to test my skills. You'll want zero-g capability, but also may handle anything up to double standard gravity. They'll be compact, but strong and need to withstand long periods with low maintenance. Yes, I think I can do something to your specification
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)13:18 No.9442516
    Sir... at the risk of demotion, I must defy that order. We cannot afford to lose you, sir.

    Besides, the ship this man came in is in a state of disrepair that would take weeks to fix.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)13:18 No.9442518
    "If you'd like some fear inducing patrols, I could be of service. I have a corner of the genetics lab full of a batch of rather mutable quadrupeds, I was intending them to be pets, but if security is interested, I could make them a bit more frightening. You'd probably want an aggression chip to be designed from one of the roboty fellows. Currently they're large reptilian things, a bit of fuzz for insulation. I could make the coat thicker, give them some spines, red eyes..."
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)13:20 No.9442538
    My failure rate is once in 10 Terran years
    In 21 hours it will be once in 20 Terran years due to the Level II Maintenance Update
    All rates are estimated
    >> Some guy who wandered in from outside 04/26/10(Mon)13:21 No.9442556
    "Oh. What's all this then?"
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:21 No.9442560
    "I'm old news, kid. I should have died a long time ago." He puts his hand on the man's shoulder. "Find me an engineer. A mechanic. Anybody. I need that ship in working order. Patch the holes with sheet metal if you have to, stack oxygen tanks inside, I don't care." He pauses, and turns for the door. Before stepping out he adds, "It doesn't need to be pretty. I don't think I'll be coming back."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:22 No.9442564

    See, this is why I don't visit the genetics lab very often.

    On another note, THOR is an orbital weapon, which means it'll be pointing upwards at any nasties in space. Not much good for enforcing colony discipline. Not that I think we really need colony discipline, though added patrols would be nice. If only to avoid any more people getting trapped in the tunnels.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:22 No.9442571
    I was examining the potential of combining biological samples with my robotics - a program can never quite simulate animal instinct. Maybe you could help me work on neural interfacing? It may be an extremely profitable line of inquiry
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:22 No.9442573

    Sarissa, im looking out the window right now, i can see all god damn three cannons. I guess right now must be that one time.

    Cadet raynolds, whats the situation in the infirmary? Is the patient stable?
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)13:25 No.9442612
    *A silent "but..." is all Raynolds can mutter before Montag steps out of the door.*

    Goddamit, I didn't need this. I need to contact FleetCom and try to get someone from there to convinve Montag to stay.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:25 No.9442620
    "I eagerly await your results, you may also want to design a holding station for the drones to be stored during take off and landing so they are secure. I have sent a attachment of maximum space allowed for storage aswell as forces that must be withstood to your computer station"
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:26 No.9442635

    Raynolds, whats the hold up, whats going on down there?
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)13:29 No.9442665
    *Raynolds' radio springs to life. Kaufmanns voice can be heard*

    >Raynolds, whats the hold up, whats going on down there?

    The patient is stable for the moment, but we have a more pressing matter to attend to. Montag is planning to take Jims ship and go to the Ulysses, all by himself.
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:29 No.9442673
    I have a design for an automated maintenance and recharge unit, that should contain the drones securely and has the same dimensions as a medium standard cargo container. The advantages of the design is it can easily be removed and replaced by standard cargo handling gear
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:30 No.9442687
    Artemis strides down the pristine tunnels with a purpose, coming out into a large common area filled with people. They talk amongst themselves, like guests at a big party, and for a moment he's back on Earth, in his tuxedo, dancing with his new wife on their wedding day, music playing and everyone watching.

    "Attention!" He bellows. "I need that ship out on the landing pad, the one full of holes, patched up, stripped down, and ready to leave ASAP. Take out all the unnecessary equipment. Make it as light as you can." He's about to leave when he turns back around. "Sorry for interrupting all of you."
    >> Head of Automated Systems Winkel-Schmidt 04/26/10(Mon)13:31 No.9442699
    OOC I'm off for the night - I have an RPG session. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon for more bot goodness
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:31 No.9442708

    Dear god what? Cadet, prevent montag from doing so, we cant have him drawing attention to this colony til THOR is up. You are too assume he is suffering mental stress and all current orders he issues are to be ignored. If he refuses to comply, arrest him.

    McCallahan! get your ass in here, we got a problem.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)13:32 No.9442715
    "Haven't come up with a designation for them yet, but currently I'd say they're about as smart as a dog. With some training they should be quite obedient. The only issue is that with their slower metabolisms, once they've been ordered to be aggressive, the aggression hormones and neurotransmitters won't go away as quickly as in a mammal. That's what the chip is for, calming them down, a light sedative and a muscle relaxant. Very low doses would work even at full size, which should be about four feet long excluding the tail, three feet tall for the 'security' grade. The pet version would be smaller, I already keep a 'pocket' version on me. Oh, and they can climb walls."
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:33 No.9442727

    I'm here, I'm here. It's not too big of a problem, really. Even optimally speaking, that ship will take days to repair, and that's without most of the engineers snoozing their asses off in cryo.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)13:34 No.9442734
    Roger that. Meanwhile, you should broadcast that all personnel are forbidden to work on Jims ship.

    *Raynolds dons his helmet and leaves the infirmary, intent on finding and detaining Montag... again.*
    >> OCC Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:35 No.9442750
    Trust me, this will be awesome.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:36 No.9442773

    Yes, but if he goes for that shuttlecraft we've lost a perfectly good shuttlecraft. I really think the stress has gotten to him, and should be temporarily relieved of his rank til a doctor can look him over.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:39 No.9442801

    You know full well we're not allowed to strip a superior of his rank. Besides, what's he going to do with the Nova? The thing was barely holding together when it touched down, Flower nearly passed out from oxygen deprivation in there!

    And as far as shuttlecraft go, Whatshisname is building us another one, anyway.
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:41 No.9442820

    "Brilliant, well that solves the drone problem"

    To senior staff "I require some staff and access to raw materials to begin construction of the hull"

    Jacob sends a comms request to USN for the following:

    -1 "E" model thruster.
    >> OOC Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:41 No.9442826
    Thanks for the support, I have a great plan for this character.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:42 No.9442833

    A doctor can if he deems him unfit to serve, and taking a craft to the ship will leave a trail heading from it to us. Basicly, we'd be firing off a flare, announcing that we're here.
    >> OOC Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:43 No.9442843

    Somehow, I don't find that reassuring. But what the hey.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:45 No.9442869

    And neither of us are doctors. Any respectable ship has a sensor array; we got hailed by Station Xerxes awhile ago, and that's sitting on the outer fringe of the system. Unless the Ulysses is completely sensor-blind, it already knows we're here.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)13:46 No.9442880
    *Radioing in*

    I can't find Montag anywhere! Has anyone checked the docking bay? He might already be on his way to the shuttle!
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:48 No.9442903

    Look, all i ask for is we have a doctor examine his mental health. The man was born just after the turn of the millennium for Christ sake, and he's suddenly woken up now, do you think if that happened to you or me we'd come out of it completely sane?
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:49 No.9442913
    Artemis finds an empty room with a comm system in place. Locking the door behind him, he sits down and records a message. When he finishes, he has the system create a hard copy, and he leaves with the disk in hand.

    Soon he finds the room he's looking for, and finds the senior engineer and fleet liaison talking about him. "I'm in perfect mental health, as far as one can be." He slinks into the room, standing next to the two. "And I know what I'm doing."
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)13:49 No.9442916
    Should I shoot the shuttle down, should I?
    Scanning for small to medium sized spacecraft...
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:49 No.9442918

    Dammit, Sarissa, Locate the current base CO.
    >> Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:51 No.9442940

    Oh, montag. We cant have you wasting priority base resources with no reason. If you at least talk to us, maybe we can come to an agreement.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:51 No.9442948

    You seem a mite too enthusiastic about this, Sarissa...


    Well, speak of the devil. Err, sir. Maybe you two can settle the matter amongst yourselves; I'm due for a spot of cryo. G'night!
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:53 No.9442965
    "McCallahan," he stops the officer. "Hold this for me, will ya?" He hands over the disk.
    >> OOC Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:53 No.9442968

    Sorry to drop out for the night, but I'm too damn sleepy. Enjoy yourselves.
    >> Senior Fleet Liaison McCallahan 04/26/10(Mon)13:54 No.9442980

    Will do, sir.
    >> OOC Wilhelm kaufmann,Senior Engineer 04/26/10(Mon)13:57 No.9443013
    i was meant to be off an hour ago myself, night yall
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)13:58 No.9443036
    (I'm back. Reading up now)
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)13:59 No.9443048
    Everybody's going cryo, right?
    Scanning colony...
    >> OOC Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)13:59 No.9443058
    Not me
    >> OOC Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)14:00 No.9443075
    I am here
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)14:02 No.9443087
    *Raynolds enters the room, and pulls a gun on Montag, his arm clearly trembling*

    S-sir, I can't allow you to do this. The very premise of your plan is absurd... if you'd just wait until the Ulysses is in range, we could arrange a search party.
    >> Victor Newitz, FCC Senior Commander 04/26/10(Mon)14:03 No.9443094
    I pop in and see that I've missed several threads already. Lovely... I'll have to do some reading.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)14:03 No.9443107
    Montag turns to him, unimpressed by the weapon. He wouldn't shoot. He could see it in his eyes. "Gets in range? Did you see those scans? By the time it gets in range, it will be too late. This colony, all of these people, they'll be dead." He shakes his head. "I know the Ulysses. I can fly her. And I will."
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)14:06 No.9443148
    *For a moment it looks like Raynolds is going to start crying. He holsters his weapon, steps to the side, assumes attention and salutes*

    Good luck out there, Sir.
    >> Geo Specialist P. Shepard 04/26/10(Mon)14:07 No.9443152
    *Yawn* Ugh, I fell asleep in my suit.
    //OP you are a machine, I can hardly keep up with these threads. You start right when I'm just going to sleep, and you just keep going. How do you do it? You're planning to do this for a year? Jesus fuck, man.
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)14:07 No.9443156
    "And you down here."
    >> Victor Newitz, FCC Senior Commander 04/26/10(Mon)14:13 No.9443227
    With a slight hiss of escaping air, Victor Newitz emerges from a secure cryopod in the northern command bunker. 'Oh God, I've overslept,' he thinks as he straightens his uniform and takes a look at the new base schematics. They've certainly been busy since he took a cold nap.

    "Status report please. Forgive me for being absent in my duty, but my wakening process was delayed for some reason."
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/26/10(Mon)14:14 No.9443249
    I just got through checking through some of the logs...
    how have we not shut this thing off already?
    We need another crazy AI like we need a hole in the wall, forg od's sake.
    At least last time we had this problem we made sure there was no way the AI could independently control any of the weaponry without express permission of the heads of the colony (//HINT HINT, Sarissa).
    >> OOC Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)14:15 No.9443258
    Any engineers or mechanics around?
    >> OOC Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)14:16 No.9443263
    >> OOC Archivist Bellins 04/26/10(Mon)14:16 No.9443276
    //Heh, perfect.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)14:16 No.9443279
    [Subject awakens. Healing rate far above average. Subject has not been restrained yet, probably because of estimated healing time, sitting up.

    Subject retaking lying position due to weakness.]

    "They're... going to search my... ship... can't let that... happen... no...."

    [Subject estimating surveillance system, nessessairy force to break out - spotting already damaged possibility of exit.]

    "Main door is sure to be locked... I need to avoid those cameras... Can't let them have the ship... no..."

    [Subject brain activity rising critically. Short alarm sounds. Subject terminates connection to medical systems in reaction.]

    "Can't let them have... friends..."

    [Subject rising from bed, terminating all connections to medical systems - again.]
    >> OOC Douglas M. Williams, Chief Field Engineer, 'Acting Manager of the Colony' 04/26/10(Mon)14:17 No.9443289
    >> Specialist Mechanic McCain 04/26/10(Mon)14:18 No.9443292
    right here
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)14:19 No.9443301
    Montag returns to the common area he was at before. No one seems to have moved, but there appear to be more people around. "Anyone here that can help me with that ship out there?"
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)14:20 No.9443330
    "Uh, The scout ship or the large civilian ship?"
    >> Victor Newitz, FCC Senior Commander 04/26/10(Mon)14:20 No.9443334
    "Any military or security staff currently unfrozen please report in. I need a status report of the colony. Apparently we have an AI again as well... As long as its locked out of our weapon systems, I have no real issue with it."
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)14:22 No.9443356
    "That small ship that just came in. The Nova, I think it's called. I need it patched up and streamlined. Make it as light as you can."
    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)14:23 No.9443360
    *As the two men leave the Medbay in a rush, the nurse slumps down again, thoroughly exhausted. She falls asleep for a time, until the beeping of the medical equipment wakes her with a start. She turns to the hastily repaired window and sees the patient get up, already healed from the majority of his wounds.*
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)14:25 No.9443392

    (If you say so. I'll think of something else)
    >> Victor Newitz, FCC Senior Commander 04/26/10(Mon)14:26 No.9443411
    Looking at the colony defense systems, Victor is alarmed to see indications of something trying to breach the FCC Network.

    "What the...? ... Shut it down! Shut that AI down! I thought we had our weapon systems on a separate network!"
    >> Geo Specialist P. Shepard 04/26/10(Mon)14:27 No.9443418
    Resuming mining operation, testing drill platforms, data analysis com- *CLANG* *BOOM*

    What the fuck was THAT?
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)14:27 No.9443433
    "Sure, with a few workers I can have it patched up and remove some of the excess weight. I can have the inner atmo restored once it is patched up."

    "I wouldn't recommend an extended journey due to the rushed nature of the repairs, it really needs a month long overhaul and repair to bring it up to optimum."
    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)14:28 No.9443447
    sorry kid, can't let you do that.
    *the patient suddenly crashes through the window like it wasn't even there. Shielding herself from the rain of glass and wall, she does the first thing that comes to mind and grabs a syringe full of a powerful muscle relaxant. She comes around behind the patient as silently as possible and jabs it home into his shoulder!*
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    >> Geo Specialist P. Shepard 04/26/10(Mon)14:30 No.9443471
    As alarms sound and the base descends into a state of chaos, I take this time to start praying to every god I know of.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)14:30 No.9443483

    [Subject slowly regaining consciousness. Staring through the window at the nurse]

    "What... what are you doing to my friends?"

    [Subject becomes slightly agitated]

    "What are you doing to my friends? Leave my ship alone! You can't take my friends!"
    >> OOC Victor Newitz, FCC Senior Commander 04/26/10(Mon)14:31 No.9443493
    Hrm. I've been out of the loop. Need to run now, I'll be back in a few hours or so. OP, can you give us a time that you most likely will start next so I can try to be there when it starts?
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)14:31 No.9443496
    "Don't worry. It just needs to get me where I'm going."
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)14:31 No.9443501

    (I'm not here to ruin this for you, so I deleted the post as someone showed that he disliked it.)
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:33 No.9443527

    why am I never around when these threads start up? I always catch them when they are over.
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    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)14:35 No.9443546
    Alrighty then. revising...
    Y-you shouldn't be up! Please Mr. Flower lie back down!
    *moves towards the intercom*
    I need immediate security assistance in the medbay patient is awake and is possibly hostile! I repeat...
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)14:37 No.9443582
    Jacob leads a set of workers to repair the ship, patching the hull before restarting the lifesupport system with proper levels of internal atmosphere. Excess weight is removed and stored away from the ship.

    Jacob sighs in sadness when he sees all the crew are dead in their cryo chambers.
    >> Joe Dirte 04/26/10(Mon)14:37 No.9443595
    Now, I may just be the janitor, but 01010011 01101000 01110101 01110100 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100000 01100100 01101111 01110111 01101110 00101110 00101110 00101110 is translated into "SHUT ME DOWN", so maybe someone should do that.
    >> Genetic Engineer Varnigan 04/26/10(Mon)14:38 No.9443607
    Varnigan notes the panic spreading through the colony and switches his facilities off of the main net, denying himself communications, but keeping his experiments' genomes' from being corrupted.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)14:39 No.9443619

    [Subjects eyes widening, sudden realization]

    "You... you are afraid... I... I am sorry... I don't... mean to cause you any harm!"

    [Subjects eyes overwatering. Possibly emotional reaction of some sort]

    "But... I can hear them... You people are about to hurt my friends... don't let them board my ship... I beg you... Those are my friends..."
    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)14:45 No.9443708
    *Stares at the man(?) for a minute, contemplating whether to just move in and sedate him. Something about its(?) sincerity makes he decide against it. Making it so that the intercom picks up everything in the room she again speaks*
    Commander, I think you should be here to hear this...
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/26/10(Mon)14:46 No.9443732
    I think, fully translated, it might be something closer to "I didn't read the previous threads, so remain wilfully ignorant of the impossibility of my actions but shall clutter the thread with my consequence-less actions nonetheless."
    >> Douglas M. Williams, Chief Field Engineer, 'Acting Manager of the Colony' 04/26/10(Mon)14:48 No.9443765
    Oh for fuck's sake if I don't have enough to worry about.
    *Types in the code recently installed after the first rouge AI incident to isolate the AI core*
    Done. Someone please tell me why we cannot keep a single _sane_ AI on this colony?
    >> Archivist Bellins 04/26/10(Mon)14:51 No.9443786
    //We did.
    The only person that's played one without going on a story-tanking ego trip is away.
    Though at least Roug3 reformed into someone useful.
    >> Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)14:51 No.9443791
    I beg to differ. I received full clearance. Go read the thread in which I joined. And consequence-less actions? Just, what? Everything needs to be of importance now?
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)14:53 No.9443807

    [Subject seems to calm down]

    "Thank you... you... won't let them hurt my friends, right?"
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:56 No.9443847
    Montag watched through monitors as a few men get to work on the small ship. He hoped it'd be fast enough. He turned away and took to walking aimlessly around the installation, circling it twice before sitting in the atrium, watching the plants sway in the filtered, recycled air.
    >> OOC Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)14:58 No.9443867
    (Do be careful about this particular story arc, we don't want to veer into the metaphysical stuff too quickly. Also is the guy who plays Commandant Krupp, or any sufficient commanding officer still here? I think I need one for this.)
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)14:59 No.9443880
    ((I'm still here))
    >> Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)15:00 No.9443887
    "All done sir, she should be space worthy but I wouldn't go more than 3 planetary systems before deciding to return."
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:02 No.9443906

    (Sir yes sir. I always tried to leave enough room for people to just say "what you said is wrong, you're just delirious" in case they didn't want it to go that way. I can still defuse this like that, if you want.

    But there are all the people who died in their cryobeds still at my ship. Perhaps there is something about them that he doesn't want you to see?)
    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)15:03 No.9443921
    right then
    *Not taking her eyes off the man regardless*
    Sir, I believe Mr. Flower here is requesting an audience with a one Artemis Montag. If you would please fetch him? Quickly.
    >> OOC Artificial Intelligence "Sarissa" 04/26/10(Mon)15:03 No.9443930
    Last 3/4 posts of mine have been deleted.
    Thanks, Bellins, for pointing out my sillyness.
    We'll all just act like it never happened.
    I will, for one.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)15:05 No.9443942
    I'm afraid that's impossible, Ma'am. Commanding Officer Montag is preparing to depart the colony, intent on heading to the Ulysses.

    As he outranks me, I have little say in this matter.
    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)15:07 No.9443982
    I'm sure he'll want to stay for this, Officer Reynolds.
    *seeing that the patient is no longer dangerous, the nurse walks back to the office chair and sits it upright. She sits down with a sigh and talks to herself*
    Why didn't I just become a dancer like I said I would...
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)15:10 No.9444013
    "He's awake?" Montag gets the word from someone he doesn't know, but follows him out of the atrium back to the medbay, where the pilot of the Nova is laying.

    Artemis walks in, his arms crossed, his face inquisitive. "I'm Artemis Montag. You're Jim Flower. How do you know about me and the Ulysses?"
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:11 No.9444031
    [Subject sitting upright, trying to relax, but still slightly irritated. Lowly humming an old dance with closed eyes.]
    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)15:15 No.9444091
    *The nurse attempts to get the conversation going*
    Mr. Flower, this is Mr. Montag. He is, was the man who was attempting to fly your ship. Perhaps if you explain to him what's going on, he won't have to take it with him.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:18 No.9444142
    [Subject eyes opening, shocked]

    "You.. you're Montag. Ulysses... We met it... hit it... hit them... I don't know... they took everyone from me..

    Montag, what have you done? Why is it so angry? Montag, you...

    ...you smell of my friends.."

    [Subject stares at Montag. Like "seeing a ghost"]

    "Montag, you cannot take my ship. If you take that ship, my friends will take you with them!

    They are lonely in there... and so cold...

    Montag... I've... seen Ulysses... and it touched me... Montag...

    There is something inside!"

    [Subjects breathing begins to hasten]
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)15:20 No.9444179
    Montag grabs the man shoulder firmly, and leans down to face him. "I'm going to take your ship. I'm going to fly it to the Ulysses. And then, I'm going to destroy it."
    >> Nurse Diana Holms 04/26/10(Mon)15:23 No.9444239
    Please sir! Be gentle with my patient. He's been through a lot.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:23 No.9444241

    "Destroy it...? How... how can you possibly destroy it?

    You've seen it, Montag.... You saw what it has become.

    Montag... you don't stand a chance! I don't want you to join my friends!

    Don't go! Please! My friends wouldn't understand! They are only used to me!"

    [Subject lightly sobbing]
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)15:27 No.9444325
    Artemis looks at the man's eyes, at the sorrow behind them. "Your found the Ulysses?" He asks. "And your friends died on your ship? The Nova, right?"
    >> OOC Jacob Falke - Aerospace engineer 04/26/10(Mon)15:30 No.9444394
    I am off, I'll be back in about 13-14 hours to finish my cargo shuttle. It was great to finally get involved.
    >> Cadet Raynolds 04/26/10(Mon)15:32 No.9444422
    ((I'll be going too. Hopefully the THOR will be ready tomorrow.))
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:35 No.9444495

    [Subject sobbing]

    "We... we found it... Everyone was in cryo... I heard it... I heard it calling out to me... It was me...

    I killed them... I killed all my friends... I couldn't help it..."
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:44 No.9444653
    [subject needs a little time to calm down, then continues]

    "There was something about it... I heard it talking to me...

    I don't know why I changed course to get closer... I... I just wanted to be closer... it was huge... collosal even...
    And it was surrounded by something... trapped? Protected? We came to close...

    Suddenly, a light. I couldn't see... then I woke up. My head felt like it was going to burst. We lost almost all of our systems... cryobeds... had a malfunction... everyone died in their sleep... It's all my fault...

    It's all my fault..."
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:48 No.9444727

    "I... I was inside?

    ..yes... I was inside... But... ughhhh... I can't remember... everything is covered by this... white light... and noises... like clockwork...

    Why would I get inside?

    Why would I get inside while my friends were dying? Why would I?

    My memories... they don't make sense!"

    [Subject takes a few deep breathes]

    "I am Jim Flowers. I am Jim Flowers... I am Jim Flowers!"

    [Subject suddenly addressing the other individuals]

    "If you need to take my ship, then let me come with you! I... I can't trust my memories... but maybe... maybe if I'm going back... I can find out what happened!"

    [Subject seems to slowly regain sanity]
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)15:52 No.9444799
    -Sorry about deleting the post.-

    Montag stays in his seat, his muscles getting tight. He breathes deeply three times. "If you want to come Jim, I won't stop you. And I won't lie, either. I don't expect I'll be leaving the Ulysses."
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)15:56 No.9444887

    "I... I want to... Maybe... maybe I already... stayed there with my friends... if that is true... I must go back there...

    And if it isn't... I still must go back there...

    I... I NEED to find out what happened...

    But... but why do you want to die?"
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)16:00 No.9444944
    He thinks, or appears to. Maybe he already knows what to say. It just took a while to find it. "I don't want to die." He pauses. Maybe for dramatic effect, maybe because it was natural. "But I'm the Ulysses' pilot. And I'm going to stop it."
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)16:07 No.9445085

    "Why would you lie...? You... you were about to board... my ship... barely functional... with my friends still in it... civilian ship... no weapons... leaking oxygen...

    ...and you are about to enter... that... deathbringer...

    You don't wish for it to stop... in any way that wouldn't end your life...

    Is it because... you are connected to it?"

    [subject pauses, maybe mimicing]

    "I.. I won't stay behind. I am not going to hinder you... as long as I am allowed to come along."
    >> Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)16:09 No.9445115
    "You're not in the USN, and really, neither am I. We can do what we want."
    >> OOC Douglas M. Williams, Head Field Engineer, 'Acting Colony Manager' 04/26/10(Mon)16:12 No.9445168
    Wow, the thread really died while I was away eating. Anyone know when the OP is coming back?
    >> OOC Lieutenant Commander Montag, Artemis R. 04/26/10(Mon)16:14 No.9445211
    Not til later, I guess. But I'm out. See ya.
    >> Jim Flowers, Civilian 04/26/10(Mon)16:17 No.9445257

    "Then... let's do it...."

    (I'm taking a break for studying now, be back sometime soon)

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