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    108 KB NearFuture Cyborg Quest 8 Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:01 No.18950122  
    The year is 2025.
    Your name is Dave, and your head hurts.
    Once a generic white-collar worker who lived alone save for your cat, you were hit by a car and spent three months in a coma.
    You awoke to find that your unconscious body had been taken in by the corporation 'Emulsified Electronics', and implanted with an experimental augmentation. It turns out that the prototype allowed you to control electronic devices with your mind, and you immediately used that power to it's fullest, eventually gaining in power and prestige until EE hired you, officially, as one of their agents.
    At almost the same time, it came to light that a mysterious PMC, called ArmaTek by name, had started to mobilize against EE, undoubtedly hired by an unseen hand.
    And on top all of that, you just spent an entire morning in combat, completely out of your depth, before you finally got frustrated, said 'enough of this!' and tore through them with an eerie competancy, before passing out.
    >You're currently on the 'ArmaTek' arc, which started on thread 5.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:02 No.18950132
    >Dave: This is you. You're 25, and you have a 'Bullfrog' gen-3 prototype implanted in your spine, allowing you to control electronics with your mind.
    >Abel Rowling: Your coworker\drinking-buddy. Used to be your roommate years ago before you got him a job at the place you worked, now he's living on his own and taking care of your cat, Ishelda. Is currently investigating ArmaTek.
    >Jun Viridian: The 38 year old neuroscientist who implanted you with the prototype, and from what you can tell, was the one who designed it.
    >John Grayson: A security specialist who works for EE. He has implanted arms and broad shoulders. He used to be military, but declines to explain the circumstances about why he left.
    >Verne Tolstoy: A quiet, overweight man who used to be a cop. Most of his internal organs are all augmented versions, and he has an augmented arm; Ever since a mishap with an EMP, he's been unable to do his mercenary work with his niece, Amy.
    >Amy Tolstoy: A teenage mercenary girl with neon hair, augmented legs, and a wrist computer full to the brim with random AI constructs. She has all sorts of strange friends, mostly of the kind that show up illegally on a boat, sell weapons in a thick accent, and sail away.
    >Azure, Onyx, and Cyan: Your bullfrog's three onboard AIs; Cyan specializes in networking, Onyx specializes in combat, and Azure bridges the gap between them.
    >Natalie: You had a drunken one-night stand with her after giving her a stupid pickup line about your mechandrite, and you quickly forgot her name, home, and phone number. /tg/ rolled to see how hot she was, and apparently, she was the single hottest woman on the face of the earth.You re-met her in a bar and ended up going to dinner with her.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:02 No.18950139
    The world pulsed red as you woke, and your heartbeat sped up. The world was spinning. You were in a car, you could tell from the sound, and some people were talking.

    "How the hell..." Amy was saying. "The rifle's standard. No modifications, no damage other than a few dings. Three shots in a single action, like, blam-blam-blam, it doesn't work that way."

    "I think it might have been the implant." Grayson added. "He. .does things to machines. You see those two choppers at the end?"

    "Stop talking about me like I'm not here." You mumble.

    "Dave, don't get up." Amy said. "We're gonna take you to this doctor guy I know. You might have dinged your head."

    "We should take him back to EE." Grayson said. "Jun's a brain doctor, first and foremost."

    <I don't sense any kind of wounds or brain damage.> Azure said, chiming up from the back of your head. <Nothing notable, at least. I must warn you to exercise caution when you go into. . 'bullet time', because it speeds up your brain function. Use it too long, and you'll burn out.>
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:08 No.18950185
    "It's alright. This can happen if I overstrain myself.
    I'll just have some check-up at EE.

    ...So, how did it go after I passed out? Also, Amy, mind doing some modifications on Plasma Javelin. Some better cooling system, perhaps? Or at least an indicator showing how overheated it is?"
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:09 No.18950193
    "My AI says I'm fine....I think it would be best to take me back to EE. I think I just need rest."
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:10 No.18950201
    Second the work on the Javelin. And indicator in the least.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:13 No.18950229
    "I'm alright. This happens when I overstrain myself. It's pretty normal." You say, pulling yourself up. You're in the backseat of verne's car; Verne and grayson are in the front, and you and amy are in the back.
    "You mean, bleeding from the eyes and nose is normal?" Amy asks, somewhat angry.
    "Yep. My implant indicates I have exactly zero brain damage." You say confidently. "But I could probably get a checkup at EE. Hey, Amy, mind taking the javelin and doing some more modification on it?"
    "What kind?" She asked.
    "Well, maybe some kind of better cooling system so I can fire it more often. Or maybe at least some kind of indicator."
    "Well, indicator I can do." She says. "But I'm not sure how much better I can get the cooling system. I'll do my best, though." Then she looked down, to where one of her leg implants were entirely gone. "I'll have to work on my leg first, though. Those fuckers shot it while it was in overcharge mode."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:16 No.18950251
    "Yeah, you better do that first.

    So how did the mission go through after I passed out?
    And what did we get as payment?"
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:17 No.18950257
    "Damn...sounds like a lucky shot. That was some crazy shit. You think those....zombies....were just jacked up on combat drugs? They were almost moving as fast as me with my implant helping. Anyway, thanks in advance for the mods on the Javelin for me. Is everyone ok?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:20 No.18950281
    >They were almost moving as fast as me with my implant helping

    If I'm not misremembering things, no one knows we have "bullet time". We try to keep some aces in our sleeves and hide information in case we ever want to blow this joint. So don't give them hints.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:21 No.18950297
    I think they have probably seen us moving ridiculously fast already and would be able to deduce that it is our implant that is doing the work. What the hell else would it be? Plus, they are our friend and allies.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:21 No.18950308
    we could just say we planned the whole thing out. kinda like the implant let us make a program, then execute. but that might be giving to much away
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:22 No.18950316
    "Damn, sounds like a lucky shot. How did the mission go through after I passed out?" You ask.
    "The plane left, safe and sound, and we dragged you and your gear out after the mission was completed."
    "That was. . some crazy shit. You think those zombies were just jacked up on combat drugs? They were . . .fast."
    "Reminds me of that templar girl you were running from on the stairwell." Amy said. "With all of her snarling and mono-claw arm thing."
    "Was anyone hurt?"
    "Other than you and my leg?" Amy asked. "Sanya took a bad cut, but they claim your drone saved their lives. Your other one saved me, too. Thanks for that."
    "What exactly is your overcharge mode?" You ask. She responds by unscrewing her other, intact leg, and tossing it to you.
    "See those pistons in the back? Those pump out, let out extra heat, and then extra power cells kick in. I end up faster and more powerful, but vulnerable to damage." She says, sitting there legless.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:23 No.18950321
    Bullet time does not make us move fast. It makes the world seem move slower. From outside perspective, we were just exceptionally good at dodging and landing blows.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:24 No.18950330
    "Well...it sounds like things went over as well as we could have expected. What about the pay? I hope it makes the job worth it."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:28 No.18950371
    "Impressive. Did you design them yourself?"
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:29 No.18950383
    We were dodging bullets. I would say we would have to move pretty fast right? I am imagining a sort of Matrix type thing, in which they are actually moving faster.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:31 No.18950400
    >You weren't actually dodging bullets- with onyx's help, you stayed out of the way the bullets were going to be, based on where the guns were pointing at the time. It isn't perfect, and isn't bullet-dodging, not exactly.
    "It sounds like things went over as well as we could have expected." You say. "What about the pay?"
    Amy checks her wrist computer, and nods. "It came through, and there's going to be five thousand for each of us."
    >5650 credits remaining.
    "That's quite a bit." You say.
    "It's not enough, though."Amy frowns. You examine her leg.
    "These are impressive. Did you design them yourself?"
    "A-huh! At least, I came up with the idea of the overcharge mode. My AI cluster worked out the particulars."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:33 No.18950427
    "You can take our share of the creds to pay for a new leg. We need to be at the top of our capabilities for next time."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:33 No.18950429
    "Right you are. 4 attack choppers and some crazy overdrugged zombies? 5,000 does not nearly cover the hazard we were under."

    "Speaking of AI's, do you have any other than the ones you gave me already?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:33 No.18950432
    She saved our ass quite a few times and we get her AI constructs for free. We should probably pitch in and help with the repair costs.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:34 No.18950437
    Oh ok. So it is like judging what is going to happen before it actually happens? Sorry for the blunder there.

    Alright...the moola. I guess we should call up Jun to make sure that she isn't freaking out too much. And maybe Abel too to see if he has found anything else out about Armatek.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:34 No.18950446
    Don't talk for Grayson. If we want to help her with the repair, offer to give her your own money.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:38 No.18950494
    "You can probably take my share of the creds to pay for a new leg." You say. "We need to be at the top of our capabilities for next time."
    She smiles, but shakes her head. "I have the spare parts for a new leg, Just not enough for. . a project. You already saved my ass, what with your gauss rapid-fire sharpshooting."
    "Four attack choppers and some crazy over-drugged claw zombies? 5,000 does not nearly cover the hazard we were under." You say, and Grayson speaks up.
    "Technically it was for 20,000 credits, but we split it." He says. "Pretty standard for that kind of situation."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:39 No.18950514
    "I see.

    How much money do you need for that project of yours, Amy?"

    And ask her about AI's.
    Hey, our drones didn't get damaged, did they?
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:41 No.18950529
    "Alright Amy. If you run into any difficulties the offer still stands." Turn to Grayson, "I guess you are pretty familiar with this kind of work?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:45 No.18950568
    "How much money do you need for that project of yours, Amy?" You ask. . but she shakes her head.
    "It's a secret!" She said.
    "Well, then, can you tell me about your AI cluster. . or whatever you called it?"
    "Oh, I can tell you about that. It was a school project. . At first. I bought a ton of digital assistants, pulled them open, modified them, and the project kind of grew on me. I ended up uploading all of them to this computer a few years ago."
    <Oh, I forgot to ask. Are any of the drones damaged?>
    <Negative.> Onyx said, proud. <I controlled them perfectly.>
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)15:49 No.18950604
    Onyx muh nigga.

    To Amy, "So how many AIs have you created?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:49 No.18950614
    <Good job, Onyx. Don't what what I would do without you.>

    "You have any other AI's than the ones you already gave me?"

    Ask Azure: <Do we have enough processing power and space for more AI's?>
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)15:56 No.18950676
    <Good job, Onyx.>
    <I know.>
    "You have any other AI's than the ones you already gave me?" You ask.
    "Well. . hard to say." She says. "By this point, I don't. . make AIs anymore, but they decide on their own what they want to do, and. . specialize themselves. I have to discover them on my own, which is easier said than done. I've been busy lately."
    <Do we have enough processing power and space for more AI's?> You ask azure.
    <We have enough space, but not processing power.> Azure says.
    "Grayson seems like you're pretty familiar with this kind of work." You say, and amy nods.
    "Well, after Verne was. . left the force, he asked me what he should do now. So I told him, become a mercenary. So him, Verne, and this guy called Garrett teamed up for awhile and did missions. Eventually Garrett and Grayson went to go work for some corp, and by that time I had these legs, so I joined Verne's team. But that was like, six years ago."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)15:58 No.18950699
    rolled 92 = 92

    >they decide on their own what they want to do, and. . specialize themselves. I have to discover them on my own, which is easier said than done. I've been busy lately

    Lets dwelve in her cluster again and see if we can find new AI's. Even if we don't have enough CPU, we could use couple of specialized AI's which we could on situational basis.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:01 No.18950713
    "Amy, you know you are a genius. So why do you risk your life with these dangerous jobs?"

    If she says something about needing funds.

    "Don't want to put your lot with a Company? I'm sure many top players would love to have someone like you."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:01 No.18950717
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    >>Verne Tolstoy: A quiet, overweight man who used to be a cop. Most of his internal organs are all augmented versions, and he has an augmented arm;
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:02 No.18950732
    "So where's Garrett now?"
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)16:02 No.18950736

    Amy, "Would you be opposed to letting us delve through your computer a little bit and see if we can find some more AIs? If it is any sort of problem then don't worry about it...just a thought. And wow, it really seems like a small world."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:03 No.18950742
    ><We have enough space, but not processing power.> Azure says.

    <How does Amy keep all those AI's running in that small PDA of hers?">
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:04 No.18950751
    Holy shit.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:05 No.18950755
    Can we stick with 3 AI's? At least for now? I'm a bit warry of too many AI's too fast.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:07 No.18950777
    We'll be keeping new ones in back-up. We could find some useful ones, like that empathy AI we saw the first time we hacked into her device.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)16:08 No.18950784
    >Hahahaha I didn't even *think* of him.
    >But Verne's his own guy, I insist.

    "Hmm.. Mind if I take a look?"
    "A look?" Amy asked, dubious. "Look at what?"
    "Your AI cluster."
    "Oh. . " She said, nodding. "Yeah, I don't mind. I'm still not sure exactly how your implant thingy does stuff, but go ahead."

    You close your eyes, and focus. .

    Something pings up immediately.
    <Dave, look at this.> Azure said, and focuses you toward it.
    <His name is Svelte, he says, and he's a programming specialist.> Azure says, translating for you as the AI beeps. <He's willing to. . integrate, he says, with Cyan.>
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)16:09 No.18950794
    Yeah...we don't want to overload our systems or anything. I was thinking more about just seeing what is going on in that computer of her's.

    It would be cool to have more, but we have already interrupted Jun's time by making her put in one CPU upgrade, and the three we have right now work pretty damn great.

    So yeah. You're right. Should still check out the other AIs if we have the free time. Just cause why not?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:11 No.18950808
    <Would that improve my hacking capabilities?>
    <Do it>

    "Hey, if you haven't yet, I found an AI called Steve. He's a programming specialist."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:12 No.18950826
    Wait, so if this happens, do we lose Cyan, or does he just become...better/different?
    Though this is cool, we could create programs to hack for us so we are not constantly at the mercy of our rolls. Hell, I'm up for a program that could be used to either search the web for information on EE, or just search the file in EE's database themselves.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)16:13 No.18950834
    <What exactly do you mean Azure?>

    ...Sounds like it could be cool. It would be nice if we had a portable harddrive we could store this fella in.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:13 No.18950835
    Integrating with Cyan sounds rather drastic. We should at least ask for his opinion on this.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:14 No.18950844
    >I found an AI called Steve

    Of course, I meant "Svelte".
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:16 No.18950863
    Ask Cyan if he's okay with merging his code with Svelte. They might be hyperfocused, but these are sentient and even sapient beings in our head. And as Azure said, we tread on thin ice when we fool about with copying and modifying sentient beings.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:17 No.18950873
    > but these are sentient and even sapient beings in our head.

    Except for Azure, not really.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)16:18 No.18950882
    <Would that improve my hacking capabilities?> You ask. <And what exactly is integration?>
    <Yes, under a few provisions. It wouldn't work on enemy augs, or standalone mechanical devices, but networks and computer systems would be much easier to control and keep control of.> Azure said, thinking deeply. < Integration is. . the fusion of knowledge and personality tags. The knowledge all stays, but the more dominant personality will prevail. I decline such a thing, because I can learn, but other AI integrate willingly when they feel it will help them be useful.
    <I am willing to integrate.> Cyan said.
    <Do it.> You say, and feel the download.
    You open your eyes.
    <Uh.. which one are you?> You ask.
    <Cyan. I'm . .still here. But I'm different. I *feel* different.>
    "Hey, if you haven't, I found an AI called Steve."
    "Svelte I mean. He's a programming specialist."
    Amy nods, and gives you a strange look. . . "Okay, that'll be good to know." She said, chuckling. "Just be careful- I don't know what a problem AI would do to you."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:19 No.18950898
    "Problem AI's?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:21 No.18950910
    <Actually, Azure, how do you learn? Can you surf the web from my head, or would you like me to get you some books?>
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:23 No.18950923
    Alright. I don't think we have anything more to discuss. Lets timeskip to EE
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)16:27 No.18950932
    "What do you mean by a problem AI?" You ask.
    "Most of the time, they're AIs who don't know exactly what they're doing, or one that's glitched or modifies themselves incorrectly. The others get them out of the cluster most of the time, but I still don't want to risk it." Amy says. "The last one I remember was this one called Vermillion. Started out focusing on understanding human body language, but eventually tried. . eating the other AIs."
    "Eating them?"
    "Uh, yeah." She said. "Stealing their knowledge, tossing away their personalities. Eventually, it reprogrammed itself too much, too incorrectly, and. . fell apart."
    Good thing you didn't take that one.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:36 No.18950952
    Oh, great. So one of our AI's might go crazy one day and try to hijack our brain, that's just fantastic.

    In other news; am I the only one who finds it hilariously ironic that 4Chan is getting DDoS'd as a cyberpunk quest is running?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:37 No.18950959
    >Good thing you didn't take that one.
    Yeah. Dodged a bullet there. Seriously considered taking that one but Cyan was just way too good.

    Anyway ask her this >>18950713
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)16:38 No.18950962
    Well shit. We may have rushed into this a little bit.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:38 No.18950965
    We're getting DDoS'd?

    I noticed that 4chan went down but thought it was that time of the month for m00t
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:38 No.18950968
    <You guys wont start eating each other, will you?>
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:41 No.18950992
    I assume that must've been it, since this isn't the first time 4Chan has gone down recently.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)16:43 No.18951013
    "Amy, you know you're a genius. So. . why do you risk your life with these kinds of dangerous jobs?" You ask her.
    She laughs.
    "That's what my mom said, and I'll tell you what I told her. This is how I've chosen to live my life. I know I could make it as an astrophysicist or programmer, or I could even move back home and just live on my parents' cash, but this is what I want to do, and this is what I enjoy doing. That's why I'm doing it."
    Soon enough, Verne stops in the parking lot of EE. Grayson steps out, and Amy crawls out of the backseat, swinging into the passenger seat. "I'll take care of the Javelin for you!" She calls as you grab your bag. You nod, leave the green case behind, and wave them off.
    <Azure, how do you learn?>
    <Well, primarily, I specialize in modifying myself with new knowledge- Because the cluster decided to make me as humanlike as possible. . and that's what they most saw in humanity. The ability to adapt to new situations.>
    <So, will I have to worry about you trying to.. 'eat' the others?>
    <Oh, no, not at all. You have. . it's hard to find the right word. You have root control over everything, so to speak, over your implant. If one of us were to go rampant, you would be able to tell, and just. . crush them.>
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:44 No.18951021
    <That's nice to know.
    Anything I can help for you to learn?>

    Go and have a medical check-up just in case. Meet Jun, see what she's been up to.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)16:47 No.18951034
    <Good to know>

    Go into EE and talk to Jun to possibly get a check up, but I don't really think we need it all that much as we seem fine now. Then, get some rest.

    And try to find something for Azure to dig through. ebooks? Something like that?
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)16:49 No.18951048
    rolled 26 = 26


    Well, I'd say talk with Jun.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:51 No.18951068
    > "The last one I remember was this one called Vermillion. Started out focusing on understanding human body language, but eventually tried. . eating the other AIs."
    >"Eating them?"
    >"Uh, yeah." She said. "Stealing their knowledge, tossing away their personalities. Eventually, it reprogrammed itself too much, too incorrectly, and. . fell apart."

    Wait. Does that mean she lost her version of Azure? Do we have the only Azure that exists?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)16:53 No.18951086
    <That's nice to know.> You say. <Anything I can help for you to learn?>
    <For the most part, you are.> He says. <I'm reading your knowledge and memory almost constantly, finding what's useful and what isn't. For example, what isn't useful is the time you memorized the multiplication table, but what is useful is the time you read Sun Tzu's The Art of War.>

    You make it to Jun's office without incident. Grayson went off somewhere while you were speaking with Azure, so you go up alone.
    "Hey, Jun." You say, knocking on her door. "We're back. Nothing notable happened, but I figured I should get a checkup just in case."

    Jun turned away from her computer, and waved you over. "Just stand on that scanner over there," She said. "And I'll make sure nothing's wrong."

    You stand on the circle, and she hits a few buttons, scanning you. "You have a few bruises, and those mechandrites have seen some use, but I don't see anything notable. . ." She says. "It does look like you got knocked on the head a bit, though. I'll talk the company into getting you a helmet. Where'd you get that scratch?" She asks, pointing to the deep, claw-like gouge in your armor.

    "Monomolecular claws." You say, with a grin and a wink.
    "That armor must be something, then." She says, very slightly going pale. "Most of the stuff that can stand up to monomolecular blades is vehicle plating or riot shields. It's good to hear that you're alright, though."
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)16:54 No.18951087
    Hey! I was wondering when you would show up again.

    Welcome back.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)16:55 No.18951097
    Had a little shuffle. D:
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)16:58 No.18951118
    "Thanks for caring.
    Wanna do some tests? Figure out how this augment of yours works?"

    "Actually, is there a mechanic I could go to? I want to install cameras and/or weapons on my mechandrites. Figured that I shouldn't waste your time with something that minor."
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)17:05 No.18951205
    "Thanks for caring." You say. She nods. "Want to do some tests? Figure out how exactly this augment of yours works? This morning, I. . . well, I hacked an attack chopper at. . "
    <Twice your normal range.> Cyan said.
    "Twice my normal range." You say, showing her with your hands. "Smashed one right into the other."
    She looks up at you.
    "Sure, let's do that. I've been busy lately, so it's a relief to find some time to go back to testing."

    First, she checks the range of your unnatural control, standing you in a hall with electronics every ten feet.
    "It's longer than it was before." Jun said, standing by the terminal. "But that's because, it seems, your brain is. . acclimating to the implant, still."
    "It wasn't as long as earlier today, though."
    She puts her hand on her chin and starts thinking. "I think it's. . some kind of frequency you're giving off. Not exactly wireless, not in the normal sense, and it's definitely nothing the augment was designed to do. It's something special with you, explicitly. Maybe the synchronization between your brain and the implant, maybe not. We'll need some more testing to find out, and we don't have the parts for that. We'll have to order them from the main office."
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)17:07 No.18951223
    "Alright good we seem to be in working order haha."

    Cool Azure learns as we learn. Maybe we should pick up literature to feed both our mind and his.

    Oh man haha. Well good to see you back Rox.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:09 No.18951252
    "So it becomes better overtime? That's cool.
    Can't tell you what's different with me, especially my mind. As far as I remember, I wasn't anything special. Just an average guy, having an average, boring office job."
    About that mechanic >>18951118
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:11 No.18951273

    <Maybe it's because I installed you guys?>
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:12 No.18951283
    Freaky, looks like this implant is doing much more than anyone thought it would. I kinda like that, please get those parts in, knowing more about myself means I can do more with it.

    Also finding what makes me so weird could be nice, other than this I haven't really had anything particularly odd about me. You think it has anything to do with the cluster of AI's I have in there or is that just a coincidence?

    I'm guessing that this has put you in the good graces of the higher ups, I'm pretty happy about that, I'd hate for this project, myself included, to get shelved.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)17:18 No.18951352
    "Alright, good. At least I'm still in working order. What exactly is different with me? Could it have to do with my AI or something?"
    "I have no idea." She said. "But your nervous system and brain stem is growing. . around your implant. Something is definitely happening, but I have no idea what. Perhaps you have some kind of genetic disorder we didn't notice. . I'll need to recheck the blood we took from you."
    "Hey, does EE have any kind of. . mechanic or something?" You ask, changing the subject. For a moment, your implant is very, very uncomfortable.
    "We have a quartermaster down on B-4." Jun said. "He's also our make-do mechanic, and can do customization work for you. You'll have to pay him with your own money, though." Jun says.
    "Alright, thanks." You say. "I guess the project is going well? Putting you in high graces with your superiors?"
    She nods. "It's been a real relief."
    "That's good. I wouldn't want me and this project to get shelved." You say, stepping into the elevator. You realize, once again, that you have nothing to do.

    >Visit someone
    >Call someone
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:19 No.18951354
    So in other words, we're a perpetual cybernetic improvement engine? Awesome.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:20 No.18951373
    >Nothing to do
    What do you mean. Visit the mechanic. Install cameras/weapons [if no one is against the idea, of course]
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:21 No.18951384
    Visit the Quartermaster first, lets see what he can do. We'll want some more goodies on the drites, cameras, maybe a set of manipulators that are extremely delicate and precise, ports to put weapons in.

    Also if the Drones don't have manipulators like arms or something like that we'll want to get some.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:22 No.18951385
    That mechanic is calling. Our mechadrites are itching for a run down and upgrade.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:24 No.18951412
    Oh, speaking of which.

    OP, do our drones have robotic arms? Would be useful if they each had a pair. Could grab and carry shit around for us. Heck, we could install ports (not sure what the correct term is) so that we can directly connect to other devices through them.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)17:30 No.18951459
    Visit the quartermaster and see what kind of ideas he has.

    Then, call Natalie.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)17:31 No.18951473
    You hit the B-3 button and the Stop button simultaniously, and the elevator descends a floor to B-4, where you step out. You walk directly past the training room, and wave your RFID over the door to 'Quartermaster'.

    Inside is a small, wiry man with goggles of some kind, using a device on, you see, Grayson's souped-up gauss rifle, screwing together the coil. Some kind of maitenance, you presume. You wait for him to finish, and he takes a doughnut out of the bag, putting the goggles on his head.
    "Oh, hey, it's you." He said, chewing as he spoke. "The new guy, right? You need anything?"

    "Yeah, me, the new guy. I need a few things, actually." You say. "I have these little hover drones, and I was hoping you could give them some kind of. . manipulators or info ports on them."

    "Yeah, I could get that done relatively quickly. Dunno what use they'd have, seeing as they won't have the AI to use them, but you agents ask for all sorts of weird fucking things." He said, squinting at you. "But you, I like you. Anyone who gets something as awesome as a mechandrite is someone to look out for. You want me to do some kind of maitenance on those, too?"

    You shrug. "Well, what can you do?"

    "Lessee, I could stick retractable monoknives or swords to em, maybe cameras of some kind. If you have some cash, I can also grab some small arms and stick those on there too. If you could find some way to deal with the extra weight, I could armor them and overclock the engines in the base. As it is, though, if those things have no support, I can't give them the armor because you'll just fall backwards when you try to walk."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:33 No.18951481
    >Then, call Natalie.

    Don't call her yet.

    >Most beautiful woman in the world is just a bored, lonely lawyer with a penchant for conspiracy theories
    Do you actually buy that?

    We should do some info gathering on her before contacting her again. Remember, the only reason she even went out with us was because we said we knew something about what happened to that PowerPlant
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:36 No.18951519
    "Hey, thanks. What's is your name? Mine's Dave, by the way." Shake hands.

    > If you could find some way to deal with the extra weight
    "What would you suggest to deal with the weight?"

    "Are all those options mutually exclusive or can you fit more than one on each of them?"

    "As it is, I'd like cameras and small arms on them. They can already hold monoknives, so retractable ones would be just convenient rather than an important upgrade."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:38 No.18951535
    Nice to meet you, I'm Dave by the way.

    Don't worry about controlling the the drones, I've got that dealt with.

    Cameras would be nice, I like seeing around corners and so on. For the Drites in terms of small arms something surprising and probably close range would be best. Shotgun, flechette rounds perhaps.

    <Guys, any ideas on the anchoring of the drites? I'd rather not drill them into myself, maybe some way of better attaching them to the armor? I know that we can handle controlling them if we boost them though.>
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:38 No.18951538
    >"Lessee, I could stick retractable monoknives or swords to em, maybe cameras of some kind. If you have some cash, I can also grab some small arms and stick those on there too. If you could find some way to deal with the extra weight, I could armor them and overclock the engines in the base. As it is, though, if those things have no support, I can't give them the armor because you'll just fall backwards when you try to walk."

    ... Can we do all of the above? Last I checked our mechadendrites weren't actually physically linked to our implant yet. Can he do that, too, so we can handle the last option?
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)17:41 No.18951569
    Good point.

    Thank him. If we get anything on our drites it should be something relatively CC based seeing as we don't really have any other good CQC option in our gear right now. The knives or swords sound good to me.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:44 No.18951601
    So now we need another 2 mechandrites to support our own weight? Im all sweet for pseudo-quadraped like motion.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:46 No.18951615
    That would be nice.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)17:51 No.18951659
    "My name's Dave." You say.
    "Yeah, alright, we can do the introduction thing. I'm Mark" He responded.
    <What are your thoughts on achoring the drites?> You ask your AIs. <Connecting them directly to the implant, that is.>
    <Presumably, this Mark assumes that they're already anchored. If he says that, then anchoring might not be enough. Perhaps he's talking about powered armor of some kind?> Azure says.
    "Oh, yeah, I forgot to say." Mark said, grabbing something off of his bench. "Jun told me to give you this if you showed up." You looked at it, and grinned. A helmet, complete with gas mask and some kind of voice modulator.

    "Well, the retractable swords would be cool, as would the small arms." You say, looking up at the mechandrites. "How do you recommend I handle the weight?"
    "I've no clue. The weight I'm talking about would normally pulverize your spine, but from what I heard, that's already happened." He responds, chuckling. "Of course, I could armor them up just a little, or amp up the engines just a little. Either way, it wouldn't weigh too much, but I can't do both."
    "Do you carry any other mechandrites in here?"
    "No, I don't, because there's never a call for 'em. You really think you could handle more than two? I might like you, but you're insane, man. I had a 'drite for awhile, but I could never get it working right." He said, turning around. You could see the aged socket where the mechandrite used to be anchored into.

    He guffawed. "I ended up hitting myself in the face with it. Repeatedly."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:55 No.18951712
    Shotguns in the drites, knives if they fit, we don't really need more reach than they already give so swords aren't necessary. I'd advocate for engines rather than armor, we'll armor them up more once we get a better anchoring system.

    I think I could handle more than two, these two guys seem to be doing alright, never had any trouble with them, I can smoke with them, do the dishes, fight, I haven't had a single problem with manipulating them yet. Also the ladies love them.

    How long are you going to need my drites and balls for the modifications?
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)17:56 No.18951723
    Ohhhhh yeah.

    Let's get the armor instead of the engine upgrade. These guys really go through some serious shit so it would be good to protect them a little better.

    "Yeah they can take quite a bit of getting used to."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:57 No.18951735
    "The augment these guys installed on me and the AI's help me coordinate them.
    I think I might be able to handle more...
    Anyway, lets just amp up the engines a little. As much as I would love the full upgrade, I don't know how to deal with the weight yet, so lets put that on shelf for now.

    Can you install small arms and cameras on each of them for me too?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)17:59 No.18951747
    >Hey, does the helmet look like the one from the picture I posted in the previous thread?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:01 No.18951768
    Submachineguns and retractable sliceydicey claws for the manipulator. Ask him if he can do some work to actually implant these things into us, since they're, what, sort of awkwardly harnessed on us at the moment?

    If we have to choose, I say engine, for even faster and more precise responses.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:02 No.18951780

    Well OP did say that either way it wouldn't weigh too much.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)18:09 No.18951836
    Well, I would like implemented knives in them.
    In manner of

    Where K is that retracted knife.
    Whatddya think?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)18:10 No.18951847
    "Yeah, they take a bit of getting used to." You say, laughing. I'll just take the knives in the mechandrites. I don't need that much reach." He nods, and writes something on the notebook he's carrying. "What kind of small arms can you mount on them?"
    He shrugged. "Pretty much, you can choose from rapid-fire, or high power." He says. "Either I can slip a heavily cut down railgun in there- you won't have much range, but you'll have a hell of a lot of power, or I can slip three gauss barrels in each. They won't have as much power as a standard gauss pistol, but it'll shoot fast."
    You shrug. "I'll think about it. Cameras too, right?"
    "Of course. . but what use will the cameras be? You agents always ask for the weird shit." He says, marking them down too. "So, did you want armoring or engines?"
    "Engines, I think." You say, after thinking for a moment. You can always armor them better later.

    "So, lemme list everything. Manipulators on the drones, computer ports for the drones, retractable knives on the drites, engine tune-up on the drites, cameras on the drites, Small arms in the drites. Helmet's free, and. . .I'll throw in a repair for the armor, for free," He says, with a motion on the three claw-like scratches. "And you know what? I can mount the drites in the armor, too. Easier than using those weird-ass mounts you have. Overall, we're looking at. . one thousand two hundred credits, and I'll be done pretty quick. You up for it?"

    >rapid-firegauss or railgun
    >Yes or no
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)18:10 No.18951850
    Fuck, they cut out my spaces.
    Anyway, it would help us to anchor at anything
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)18:12 No.18951865
    I call GAUSS.
    Three barrels are that shit, and we got the Javelin and
    normal gauss, same with the railguns on 'rones.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:12 No.18951869
    >>Yes or no

    >>>rapid-firegauss or railgun

    >OP, do we need to be concerned about ammo-feed?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:13 No.18951873
    We've already got a portable plasma cannon and the drones for big bangs, let's get MO' DAKKA for our 'drites.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)18:14 No.18951882
    That's the good point in case of not mentioning it.
    Now Exabyte has to think about it. ;D

    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:15 No.18951890
    Triple Gauss, we have plenty of slow firing weapons that pack a punch, we need some rate of fire. This along with the camera allows for some really impressive suppressing fire and lets us deal with crowds better.

    Yes on the upgrades. Dear god YES.

    Ask how long it's going to take for the upgrades.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:16 No.18951903
    Oh Shiiiiiit. Gauss gauss gauss. Rapid-fire gauss sounds badass as all hell, and we already have the railguns on our drones.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)18:21 No.18951951
    >Ammo-feed won't be an issue; not because of any storyline reasons, but because I can't be arsed to care. You guys are free.. until I start caring, bwahahaha.

    "Yeah, that's fine. And I'll take the rapidfire."
    "Cool." He says, and takes the drones. "This things are pretty rare- mostly because nobody can get a good AI for them."
    You shrug, and remove your mechandrites and armor, leaving them there.
    > 4450 credits remaining.
    You're now mostly unarmed, with just a gauss rifle in your bag. What now?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:24 No.18951984

    While we wait for the upgrade INFOMINING on Natalie.
    I don't believe for a second that she was telling truth about herself. When she mentioned being bored lawyer that raised some flags but when she asked about the powerplant, that had alarms going.

    So, with the help of our AIs, lets gather information on her.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:25 No.18951989
    I realized that normally we look like a complete terror. We've got two balls floating next to us with armaments attached, we're wearing full combat armor and have two giant metal tentacles around us. I wouldn't be surprised if children cried when they saw us.

    For now don't go out, see if we can dig up anything on Natalie, she's kinda suspicious. She knows more than she is telling us, is oddly curious about the power plant, and just happens to be a small lawyer with a penchant for conspiracy theories. She's hiding stuff from us.

    After that get some reading in, Azure wants to learn we're going to feed him, classic literature, philosophy, The Book of Five Rings and other books like it and the Art of War. That sort of thing.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:30 No.18952034
    >I realized that normally we look like a complete terror. We've got two balls floating next to us with armaments attached, we're wearing full combat armor and have two giant metal tentacles around us. I wouldn't be surprised if children cried when they saw us.

    Yeah, that's probably true.
    How do people on the streets look like anyway, OP?
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:30 No.18952040
    Because of what >>18951989 said about us being pretty damn freaky in public....is there anyway we could come up with some sort of device to keep our creepy shit hidden if we want to? Maybe like something that looks like a backpack that they can coil into, or something more badass like a trenchcoat.

    We should check up with Jun about this.

    Also, second the background check on Natalie. She is definitely suspicious.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)18:32 No.18952057
    >>Most of the time, the drones are in your bag; You have a big duffel bag with the strap always on your shoulder. The mechandrites and armor does get a few stares, though.

    In your spare time, you think of Natalie. It's strange. She shows up out of nowhere, asks you questions, and seems. . very informed about everything that's going on. She's suspicious, very suspicious. You decide that you need to find out more, but. . how? You can check the internet, but that's about all you can do from here. Of course you're not going to go out, not with how you get attacked every time you take a step out the door.

    <You in for learning more? I'm thinking I might start some reading.> You say.
    <No need- There's enough knowledge in here that it'll take years for me to learn what you already have.> Azure says. <But thanks for caring enough to ask me.>
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:34 No.18952085
    Might as well check the internet. We could make sure that she isn't under some false ID if possible. Did we ever get a last name I can't remember?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:34 No.18952089
    >Concerned about looking like a walking terror

    If anything, we should really get that robe to be even more terrifying.

    <Alright. You just say if you need anything particular>

    Why not? In real life it is hard to not make your mark on the net, I'd bet in NearFuture it would be practically impossible.

    We can run her photo's through image recondition programs and see what we dig up in case her name is not real.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:37 No.18952111
    Mentally brofist Azure.

    For finding info on a person our two best bets would be Grayson and Verne, they probably have connections to police and the like and they can pull their file.

    First check future facebook see if she's there, run photos of her through face recognition stuff, call up Verne see if he can look her up for us, see if what he finds from his sources fits with what we find. Cyan with his new Svelte upgrade ought to make this much easier and we can get some serious data mining done.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)18:37 No.18952115
    rolled 8 = 8

    <Right. Say if you need anything in particular.> You tell Azure.
    The nearfuturenet is pretty advanced, you realize. It wouldn't be hard to run her picture through image recognition and see if you find anything.
    <You guys ready?>
    <Affirmative.> Cyan said, cracking his figurative fingers.
    You close your eyes. . and focus. .
    >I'm rolling for success.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:38 No.18952130
    rolled 100 = 100

    >rolled 8 = 8

    Oy Vey!

    Can we roll to improve the average?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:39 No.18952140
    I think we just need a black overcoat. Works everytime.
    >> Red Baron   05/02/12(Wed)18:41 No.18952162
    Another nat100 in this quest? Better go sleep. I'm hallucinating.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)18:41 No.18952168
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    <There's nothing.> You say, after a frustrated hour of searching. You have her picture, you have a few facial recognition sites up, but. . they've all seen nothing. You even resorted to googling her name, but nothing. Wouldn't a lawyer have their own website or something?
    <Perhaps you were just unlucky.> Cyan said. <Perhaps *we* were just unlucky.>
    <Yeah, that's probably it.> You say, sighing. You head back down to B-4, and see what Mark has for you.

    "Hey, guess what?" He asked. "I was able to fit *four* undersized gauss barrels in there. Four of them, along with four retractable blades. I made them a bit longer than knives, but nowhere as long as a sword.

    "Awesome." you say, and immediately try them on, along with the armor.
    >> Red Baron   05/02/12(Wed)18:43 No.18952199
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    Forgot OC picture.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:44 No.18952207
    Did you make that? That's pretty awesome.

    >"Hey, guess what?" He asked. "I was able to fit *four* undersized gauss barrels in there. Four of them, along with four retractable blades. I made them a bit longer than knives, but nowhere as long as a sword.

    Fukken AWESOME!
    Is that the result for nat 100?

    Thank Mike. He's done good. Very good. Maybe we should throw in some more credits?
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:44 No.18952208
    >If anything, we should really get that robe to be even more terrifying.

    Hell yes, but for when we want to be terrifying. There will probably be times when it is best to be incognito though.

    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:44 No.18952217
    Put on our gasmask, all our gear and head to the training area for a bit. Get used to the awesome new stuff added to the drites. Coordinated fire from the drites and drones, shooting with the drites from behind cover. Get used to having vision from the drones, our eyes and the drite cameras. See how much faster and more responsive they are as well.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:45 No.18952219
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    Acting a little quick there. Aren't you, Exabyte?

    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:45 No.18952226
    Man. That is fucking dangerous. I am now going to sign up for prototype testing. I want a pair of these things.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:46 No.18952236
    >"Hey, guess what?" He asked. "I was able to fit *four* undersized gauss barrels in there. Four of them, along with four retractable blades. I made them a bit longer than knives, but nowhere as long as a sword.

    Sheeeeeeeet. Give this fella a bonus.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:49 No.18952279
    >oh shit, I didn't see that nat 100

    Oh reallly? Holy shit what is coming next?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:50 No.18952290
    It's alright. He didn't ask for rolls, so he has all the right to ignore them.

    ><Perhaps you were just unlucky.> Cyan said. <Perhaps *we* were just unlucky.>

    I have an idea.
    <Azure, you can check through my memories, right? Can you look through the memories of her apartment and see if you can find anything interesting? Also see if it looks like she's been living there for a while or just moved in>
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)18:54 No.18952343
    >Yeah, I did. And you guys got four because I was too lazy to make three barrels.

    >Yep, I acted a bit quick, but for that 100, you guys get a FATE REROLL that you can use from here on out to reroll any bad dice as a 100. You get only the one, but you can earn more later.

    "Thanks, Mark." You say, slipping everything on, even the helmet."You guys have some kind of big robe or overcoat?" You ask, the helmet making your voice sound robotic and distorted.
    You activate the gauss addons to your mechandrites, and they- they- they WHIRR! They're *GATLING GAUSSES*. He looks at you, fully decked out in battle-gear, and he laughs.

    "You're going to make someone shit their pants." He says, grabbing something from under a bench. It's a thick black overcoat, complete with a hood. He takes a small knife, and cuts holes in the back for the mechandrites. "Here, boss." He said, and tossed it to you. You put it on, and it completes the look.

    <Hey, You can see into my head and memories, right?> You ask.
    <Yeah, I can.> Azure responds.
    <Then look back to that time I was in natalie's bed- check out her apartment.>
    <Okay. . > He says, and then comes back a moment later. <There's nothing I can get. It's all a blur, and most of it looks like you tried remembering after the fact, and imagined most of the memories trying to reconstruct them. Did you *have* to drink that much?>
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:54 No.18952345
    This. Also check for any memories that would indicate what building she was in. That way we could maybe hack into their database and find out when she moved in and possibly other info.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:55 No.18952348
    Bro, this isn't cyberstalker 2.0 quest. Let's just chillout and rest tonight. Smoke a blunt and have a decent 8 hour sleep for once. Maybe practice with the mechandrites a bit.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:57 No.18952394
    Head to the training room. I wanna see how fast and accurate we can get these babies with bullet time!!
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:58 No.18952402
    <But the memories AFTER I woke up. Are they bad too?>

    >"You're going to make someone shit their pants." He says, grabbing something from under a bench. It's a thick black overcoat, complete with a hood. He takes a small knife, and cuts holes in the back for the mechandrites. "Here, boss." He said, and tossed it to you. You put it on, and it completes the look.

    Oh, FUCK yeah.

    I suggest we take a walk in the park. Just a relaxing walk. Complete in battlegear.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:58 No.18952405

    I am very ok with this haha. Awesome.

    Azure, <Hey give me a break, that was a crazy day.>

    We should go test out our new gear.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)18:58 No.18952406
    It's possible I drank way too much, but given how generally suspicious she is and the fact that I shouldn't have lost quite that much it's possible someone slipped me a mickey finn.

    Get a bit of training to get used to our improved drites. I want to see what these babies can do.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)18:59 No.18952423
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    >I suggest we take a walk in the park. Just a relaxing walk. Complete in battlegear.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:00 No.18952432
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    >Near future, cyberpunk setting
    >Not being pic related

    Feed the birds while we're at it too.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)19:03 No.18952464
    <Even the memories after I woke up?>
    <Those aren't as bad, but yeah, it's bad. All you remember is walking mindlessly, before you recognized where you were and ran back to EE.>
    You dive through the training room, your mechandrites firing wildly. There's no appreciable recoil for them, and the 'drites move much faster now that they've been given an upgrade. The ends are heavier, what with the blades and small arms, but that just makes it easier to flail them about. The coat and helmet takes some getting used to as well, and the cameras add another two extra 'eyes' for you to see, which helps with your 360-degree awareness.

    Onyx sounds overjoyed as you tear through the room, his drones flying behind you and firing at the targets as you run.

    You suddenly grin, look up at the drones, and your mechandrite's claws close. You brofist one of the drones' manipulators, tapping 'drite against manipulator.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:03 No.18952473
    Yes. We did, in fact, have to drink that much.

    Can we get a built-in martini shaker & dispenser, while we're at it? One which doubles as a dirty napalm/promethium dispenser?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:07 No.18952519
    >You brofist one of the drones' manipulators, tapping 'drite against manipulator.


    Oh. I suddenly got better idea. Lets go to the place where we used to work. Remove the helmet. Walk in like its an average workday for us, go to our cubicle and do our job as if nothing is wrong.

    Lets call Abel. Just to see how he's doing. I don't want him to get into more trouble for our sake and would like to tell him he doesn't have to do it.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:09 No.18952539
    Well. We need to go kick some ass again.
    We should check up with Jun and see if the company wants us to do any jobs seeing as we are now an agent.

    And call Amy I guess. She might have something else.

    Maaaybe call Natalie, but probably not.

    Classy AND deadly.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:09 No.18952541
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    >that one dickhead coworker & our bosses' face when
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:09 No.18952542
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:11 No.18952556
    Call up Verne/Amy, see how they're doing after the job, inform them of upgrades and see if Verne can do a bit of digging on Natalie.

    After that we should wander over to Abel's place and say hi to our cat.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:12 No.18952569
    >Oh. I suddenly got better idea. Lets go to the place where we used to work. Remove the helmet. Walk in like its an average workday for us, go to our cubicle and do our job as if nothing is wrong.

    Oh yooou.

    Also, in all seriousness...this:
    >Lets call Abel. Just to see how he's doing. I don't want him to get into more trouble for our sake and would like to tell him he doesn't have to do it.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:15 No.18952605
    I guess I'll second the "make sure our friends are doing okay" notion.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:15 No.18952608
    Yeah...might as well visit Abel. It is easier to talk that way and we can also see our cat. Definitely call first anyway, so we don't just bust in. He is probably pretty paranoid right now.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)19:16 No.18952623
    <Let's call Abel.>
    "Hey, Abel." You say, pacing along the training grounds as you talk. "Anything up?"
    "Yeah." Abel said. "I found something out. Something big. ArmaTek has got one ginormous fucking agent in the field. I ran across a video of them."
    "Really? Throw it over ." You say.
    "Alright." He says, and you recieve a futureemail. "That's not all I found out. They're working on some weird fucking augments. A guy I made contact with is one of their technicians, and they're putting these. . combat drug injectors into some prisoners they got from wherever."
    "Yeah, I've experienced those. . closehand. I almost got a friendly hug from one this morning."
    "Really? Fuck. Most of them have monomolecular claws. But anyways, they're working on all kinds of augments. I can't get you anything more concrete." He says. "Other than that, work's been good, Ishelda has been a bit picky with her food lately. And guess what? Insurance paid for all of that damage that one armless girl did. Even the window you smashed."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:19 No.18952671
    What does the ginormous agent look like?

    Tell Abel we're planning on coming by, we haven't seen Ishelda for a bit, we want to see how she reacts to us having become a juggernaut of twisting metal and dakka.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:19 No.18952674
    Uhh cool man, buy a car or something. Maybe some better food for my cat. You can ease off this a bit if you want. Just take it easy and be safe

    Call Vern/Amy.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:21 No.18952702
    "Hey, that's great.
    Listen, Abel. This is becoming more and more dangerous. Do you really want to continue with it? I will not hold it up against you if you don't.... really, I'd actually want to to stop. I can protect myself, you saw that. I'd hate anything bad happen to you because of me, man. You've helped me out so much already. I owe you."
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:25 No.18952752
    This too.

    Also, let's call Amy and Verne before we head over to Abel's. If we do.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)19:29 No.18952802
    "Cool, thanks for the video." You say. "But cool off a bit, man. You don't need to risk your neck for me. I don't want anything bad to happen to you. Take it easy, be safe, maybe use the insurance money to buy a car or something. Maybe better food for the cat." You say.
    "Don't worry." Abel says. "I'm not taking any undue risks. You stopped that one crazy ex from stabbing me last year, remember? And then there was that girl just the other day, the one you tore out of a fucking window."
    "Yeah, I remember." you say. "I still owe you for this, and it's getting more and more dangerous. I can take care of myself, but I won't hold it against you if you want out."
    "Want out? Hahaha, yeah right. This stuff is exhilarating. I mean, I won't be going into combat any time soon, but they definitely can't catch me on the internet. I'm the best there is. Don't worry so much, Dave. I'll be fine. I do have to go, though. A few uploads and downloads should finish soon. See you."
    "See you." you say, and hang up. <Now let's see that video.>
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)19:30 No.18952823
    The video's blurry and covered in static, but you see something. . large, walking in a facility, everyone panicking every which way. They're tall, heavily armored, and have a greatsword in one hand. In the other hand, they're carrying a massive rifle of some kind, with multiple barrels. It looks like he's wearing some kind of powered armor, one that covers their entire body. It's all black and red, and flanged backward. It's like some kind of carapace, organic and mean-looking. Something inside the agent's back is glowing, and small bolts of red lightning flickers out, making the screen more static as he walks closer. Someone shoots at him, but a red field appears around them, the projectile sparking off. He stabs the security guard in the torso, and tears the blade out of them.
    Finally, he looks up to the camera, and holds up the gun. The barrels whir, and it glows, before a rain of red flame destroys the camera. There the video ends.
    . . You're not sure what to think about that.
    <Uh. . You know what, let's just call Amy or something. Maybe Verne. Or just call. . Call someone.>
    <Amy, I guess.>
    "Hey, Dave!" Amy said. "I got my legs done! And upgraded. I put blades in the heels, and more heat cores for overcharge mode! What did you want to talk about?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:33 No.18952870
    Send her a copy of the video along with some "the fuck is this shit" babble. Also, should we send Jun a copy? We are an agent and this IS a rival company.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:34 No.18952890
    Should send that video to Grayson.
    Show it to Amy while we're at it.

    "Oh, I was just checking in. How are you doing?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:34 No.18952898
    Nice, I got my drites upgraded as well, they're now gatling gauss rifles with knives!

    I called to check in, make sure everything was peachy on your end. That sort of thing.

    Send her the video of the agent, see if she knows anything about this or can get more info out of it than us.

    Ask if she and Verne can do us a favor and see what they can get on Natalie, looking her up on the web, seeing if any of their contacts can pull a file on her.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:36 No.18952932
    Everyone get ready for techpriest vs. dreadnought.

    Amy, "Oh that's awesome glad to hear you are all fixed up. I was just wondering if you guys could possibly do some sort of background check on the girl that I met at the bar, and maybe get in on some other jobs coming up soon?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)19:41 No.18952999
    "We're going to die. Look at this fucking shit." You say, and send over the video. "This is one of their agents. One of Armatek's agents. With heavy armor and some kind of fucking. . powershield or whatever."
    "Cool down, Dave." She says. "It does look like they'll be a problem. . . I'll take a closer look, get Verne's input. You should talk to Grayson about it."
    You take a breath. "Yeah, I'll do that. But I do have some good news. I got knives and guns attached to my 'drites. Also, badass helmet and badass coat."
    "Ooh." She said. "I'll have to see. What kind of guns?"
    "Gauss. Gatling gauss, to be technical. Nothing heavy, but I can shoot even when retreating. All dakka, all the time."
    "Dakka? You're strange, Dave."
    You think about asking her if she can look up Natalie, but. . you're not entirely sure if it's a good idea. You may be a corporation Agent and whatever the hell that entails, but if she's just a normal lawyer, what you're doing is basically stalking.
    "Yeah, I am pretty strange." You say. "How far along are you on the Javelin and your. . Secret Project?"
    "The Javelin is pretty much done, I just need a few more things to program. And the Secret Project is much closer to completion, with those guns we took from the assault choppers this morning. I still need to repair them and attach them, though."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:44 No.18953026
    She's making us a Davemobile, isn't she? ISN'T SHE? QUESTION HER ON THE NATURE OF THE PROJECT. IT'S A DAVEMOBILE, ISN'T IT?
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    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:47 No.18953083
    It's not stalking, it's reasonable investigation of a potential risk, given the way our life has been going it's not even considered paranoid.

    If nothing comes up than it is never spoken of again, if stuff does come up it may just save our life.

    Also, is she making us powered armor?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:48 No.18953087
    "Can't wait to see what that secret project of yours is."

    >You may be a corporation Agent and whatever the hell that entails, but if she's just a normal lawyer, what you're doing is basically stalking.

    Hey. The fact that we found absolutely NOTHING should be concerning.
    Besides, Abel is much, much better for infogathering anyway. I wonder if we could have him hired by EE for the Intelligence unit (do they even have one?). Certainly better and more glamorous job than an office drone. We'd have to ask Abel first.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)19:48 No.18953092
    "It's a davemobile, isn't it?" You ask.
    "A sweet car, chainguns on the hood, turbo boosting, and you might as well stick massive, vehicle mounted mechandrites on the back-"
    "I'm. . not building you a davemobile." She says, laughing. "It's for my AI cluster. My wrist computer is a bit too small, so I'm building something bigger."
    "Something bigger with two vehicle-mounted chainguns?"
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:49 No.18953107
    > And the Secret Project is much closer to completion, with those guns we took from the assault choppers this morning. I still need to repair them and attach them, though.

    Whatever that project is...it sounds tasty.

    Maybe we shouldn't go visit Abel, he seemed like he was in the middle of something, but it would be good to see him and I'm sure he really wouldn't mind all that much.

    And OUR CAT. We have got to miss our cat by now.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:51 No.18953126
    Wait. AI cluster. Chainguns. OH, OH, IT'S A STOMPY KILLBOT, ISN'T IT?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)19:51 No.18953139
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    You're making a dreadnought aren't you.

    Visit Abel and our cat, we can ask him to look into Natalie, it could be nothing but even today it's hard to find someone with minimal to no net presence in developed countries, it'll be even rarer in the future.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:54 No.18953170
    >"Something bigger with two vehicle-mounted chainguns?"

    Oh yooooooou.

    We should also show the video to Grayson. He is military and may have seen something similar to this before.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)19:58 No.18953207
    show it to Jun.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)19:58 No.18953214
    "It's a stompy killbot, isn't it?" You ask, taking the elevator to the lobby, and you start making your way to Abel's house.
    "Uh. . "
    "It's totally a stompy killbot."
    "Not exactly. But yeah, it's stompy and has guns. So I guess it could. . act as a killbot?" She sighs. "Yeah, it's a bipedal robot. Even Verne doesn't know what it was gonna be, but then you had to guess what it was on your second try. Jerk."
    "What else do you need for it?"
    "Well, I need more power cores for the arms and legs- I already have two massive ones for the weapons systems and the brain. I'm hoping to get more plasma parts to make a scaled up Javelin, but I don't think I'll be able to find eight of them on short notice. So I'm just going to use it's hilarious amount of power to make something else for the second hand." She said brightly. "Maybe some kind of laser. Any suggestions?"
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)19:58 No.18953221
    Abel also seems to think he can keep his searches on the down low and I would believe him seeing as no one has tried to kill him yet. (Well nobody from Armatek) Plus, he is most likely a lot better at this kind of thing. And we could keep the whole Natalie issue between friends instead of having to go ask someone in EE to do it or an alternative contact. It would be better to share this info with someone we trust.

    So yes, let's have him look her up.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:01 No.18953255
    "Maybe I can get EE to cough up what you need. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?"
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)20:01 No.18953260
    Why not 'drittes, but hella long ones?
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:03 No.18953281
    "If you need some credits my previous offer still stands. I'd be even more willing to help out seeing as I just want to see this beast in action. And....how about something heavier? Something anti-vehicle....anti-dreadnought?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:03 No.18953289
    Hmm, you've got the chainguns on one hand. You could go for a massive chainsaw fist, perhaps with Rocket Fist possibilities, though that might be a bit impractical or unwieldy. Other possibilities, lasers, a massive rain gun would benefit from power. You'll want something that covers the job that the rapid firing chainguns can't, something meant to completely tear apart a big target rather than bust apart light armor and crowds of people.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:03 No.18953294
    Maybe try and make a one-way shield projector? Bullets go out, but they don't come in?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:04 No.18953299
    'drites are very hard to control for normal people

    Second. We can spare some credits.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:07 No.18953327
    "The mechanic said he could improve my 'drites even more but that I would have weight problems if I did. Do you have any suggestions how I could deal with that?"
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)20:09 No.18953355
    I'd say that we could use heavier boots. Or anything.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)20:12 No.18953408
    "Why not 'Drites?" You ask.
    She sighs, and you can hear her roll her eyes. You're not quite sure how you do, but you DO. "I'm not giving my stompy killbot mechandrites, not even really long, amped up versions."
    Hmm. . "Well, you've got the chainsaws on one hand. . Maybe some kind of melee weapon? Monomolecular chainsaw? You might also want something that covers the job the chainguns can't. Something heavy and armor-piercing, maybe?"
    "Like. . a gigantic, monsterously-sized railgun, using the biggest, most massive electromagnets I can find." She said, chuckling. "I'll do that. But the mono-chainsaw isn't a bad idea, especially if I strap them under the main weapons. . "

    "Now I want to see this beast in action." You say. "If you need any kind of help, credits of physical-labor wise, just ask."
    "I will. . but you're pretty stupid, no offense." She said. "Most of the work I need to do, you need to do *right*. And you're no weapons technician. I don't need any credits right now, though. It's all work."
    "Sure. I'll let you get to it, then." you say. "Good luck with the stompy killbot."
    "Thanks!" She said, and then the call ended.

    You get to Abel's house, and knock.
    "It's me." You say, and he opens the door for you. . holding a handgun up to your face.
    "Oh, it's you." He said, lowering it. "Sorry about that. After that armless girl kicked my ass and tied me to a chair the other day. . Better to be safe than sorry, right?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)20:13 No.18953417
    >>FFFF I got mixed up.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:15 No.18953440
    But the mono-chainsaw isn't a bad idea, especially if I strap them under the main weapons. . "
    >Oh hell yes. So brutal

    WELL HI ABEL. "It is understandable. No worries. I have a small job for you..."

    Talk to him about Natalie.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:16 No.18953446
    "Whoo boy, you wouldn't want to be around her the last time I saw her." Go in, grab a beer and tell him the story. I bet he'd like to hear that.
    Absentmindedly play with our cat using the 'drites
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:18 No.18953468
    It's cool, I understand and agree completely, why do you think I look like a villain from an action movie when I let my tentacles out and the drones free? I admit that it is somewhat for looks but mainly because it's really damn effective.

    Get a beer, tell him about our last couple jobs, grab our kitty with drites and give her some scritches behind her ears..

    Ask if he could do some digging for us, tell him about Natalie and the lack of data we got, we're slightly suspicious about it.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:20 No.18953499
    >grab our kitty with drites

    Somehow I don't see this ending well.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)20:21 No.18953502
    rolled 28 = 28

    After all that, why don't we try to climb on buildings with our 'drites? And just peek in some windows? I think that might be pretty fun.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:21 No.18953509
    I don't think climbing buildings is a good idea.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)20:22 No.18953514
    Imagine several blades (in number of 8) plunging into our cat.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:22 No.18953520
    Give him her picture. Look at his face when he sees her.

    Relax. Onyx will make sure we don't fuck up.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)20:22 No.18953522
    rolled 53 = 53

    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:24 No.18953534
    You have any idea how many cops are going to be called if a trenchcoated man with a dufflebag starts clambering up the side of a building with 15 foot tentacles. It's good practice but we have to be sure not to do it anywhere public.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:25 No.18953551
    Not only that, I doubt the climbing will be gentle on the building. If the spiderman movie taught me anything, we'd have to punch through walls to climb them.
    That shit will go to our bill.
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)20:25 No.18953554
    :D I shall call this lawering the fun.
    Of course, you are right. But! :D
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:26 No.18953557
    That might draw a little bit more negative attention then we want I think.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)20:26 No.18953560
    "Oh boy, you wouldn't want to play around with her the last time I saw her." You say, walking in. "You know those claw implants and combat drug things you were talking about on the phone?"
    "That was her. She was the first one I ran into, and she was completely insane." You say, immediately grabbing the feathers-tied-to-a-stick cat toy, and waving it around Ishelda. She sat there, and deigned the toy too unimportant for her attentions, going back to cleaning her claws.
    "Really?" He asks, tossing you a soda. "Here."
    "Yeah, really. Ended up having to detonate a bomb to get rid of her."
    "Where'd you get a bomb?"
    "Someone I know has way too many friends." You say, opening the soda. "But anyways, I actually came here to ask you if you could dig up info on someone."
    "Who? Do you have a name?"
    "Yeah. This girl named Natalie Adede." You say. "I mean, she says she's a lawyer, but. . I dunno, I just have a feeling that she's some kinda agent sent to seduce me or something."
    "That must suck." He says, slipping into a chair in front of his massive computer system. "A girl comes onto you, and you can't even be sure if she's there for you or for your head. You at least get any?"
    "It's fuzzy, but yeah." You say.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:28 No.18953579
    >Look at his face when he sees her.

    Should be priceless. I can imagine the gawking and then, "You....gave her da fuq?"
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:28 No.18953582
    Kinky mechadendrite sex man, I can't wait to show her what I can do with two of them.

    Thanks for this man, if you need pictures for image search I ought to have a few in my head, let me see if I can send them over to your box.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:28 No.18953589
    Dave should wiggle a tentacle while looking at Abel with the biggest shit-eating grin.
    "And I'll have you know, bitches love tentacles."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:30 No.18953615
    "Yeah, all too true. Now I don't know if she actually has mechandrite fetish or not." Look rejected.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)20:34 No.18953651
    He spits up his soda. "Definitely an agent." He says. "No way. No fucking way someone like *that* would have been into *you* unless she was an undercover agent."
    You give him a shit-eating grin. "Ladies love the 'Drites."
    "Anyway, down to business." He says, typing at the keys. Soon enough, he speaks.
    "Natalie Adede. Twenty four, a lawyer, the daughter of not one, but two other lawyers. Never married. . " He says, looking through everything. "And if these plane records are right, she came to town about a month ago."
    He shrugged, and leaned back. "Seems pretty standard, Dave. I don't see anything that jumps out at me. I'll keep searching if you want me to, though."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:36 No.18953683
    Please do, given the way my life has been going I'd hate to be blind sided by something like this.

    Her being interested in the power plant, finding me again and so on just got me a bit nervous. Thanks man, I owe you.

    Spend a bit of time there shooting the shit and playing with Ishelda with our drites.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:36 No.18953686
    "Jesus, it took you just few seconds to find that?!
    Me and my AIs wasted an hour and found absolutely nothing. NOTHING!
    Sure, I might not be as good as you're at this, But this is ridiculous!"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)20:39 No.18953724
    "Jesus, it only took you a few seconds to find that? Me and my AIs wasted an hour and found absolutely nothing."
    "That's strange. For the most part, the info I found just by googling her name. She has her own website, being a lawyer and all. Duh."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:39 No.18953731
    Can we give him a copy, or a simplified version, of one of our hacking AI's? It could help him find stuff and get into databases better; and that in turn would help us with mission support since he could get more data of higher quality, faster to us.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:41 No.18953760
    "Can you check when those sites were made? Any modification dates?

    I can assure that Googling her name was the first thing that I did. Heck, while I can be incompetent my AIs are certainly not!
    <Right? This seems suspicious, right?>
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:41 No.18953767
    I swear upon my ancestors and all that is holy, that was not there when last I checked. Or I just can't google for shit.

    You want a copy of Cyan, he could be helpful for this sort of thing?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:43 No.18953797
    ... EE has restricted access on its network, doesn't it? We were fucking around the entire time with a gimped connection, searching the building's sites and database for shit they wouldn't be keeping around.

    GOD DAMN IT, HOW THE FUCK DID WE MANAGE TO NOT NOTICE THAT. Amy was right, we really ARE kind of stupid. Speaking of which, why aren't we more offended by her calling us an idiot?
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:45 No.18953824
    Cyan and Azure would have certainly noticed that and with our augmentation we'd be able to bypass any locks. Right?

    We should throw in generic Techpriest quotes and curses. Unfortunastely I'm not versed in W40K
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)20:47 No.18953859
    > Because you are. At least when it comes to things like gauss rifles, railguns, power cores, and all sorts of nearfuturegadget-y stuff. You know it works, and you know in the general sense how it works, but you can't build one.

    "Can you check when those sites were made?" You ask. "Or modified?"
    "Sure, I'll check, but those kinda things can be easily spoofed." He says.
    "Also, it might help if I were to copy one of my onboard AIs." You say. He nods and tosses you a small thumbdrive. "Just put him on that. I don't like the idea AIs staying in my system when I'm not using it, so I want something I can unplug."
    <Are you okay with this, Cyan?> You ask.
    <Of course. I want to be useful.>
    You connect a cable to the thumbdrive and copy it over. "Here you are." You say. "His name's Cyan."
    "Hmm." He says, looking closer. "These sites were made maybe a year or so ago, and her parents' sites were made five and seven years ago. This is all pretty standard."
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:49 No.18953889
    "Well...this still seems odd. I'd say dig just a little deeper, but maybe I am just being paranoid."
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:50 No.18953903
    "Any idea why I might have missed them?"

    <Azure, Cyan. Does this seem strange to you or am I just paranoid without a reason?>
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:52 No.18953934
    "Yeah I guess I am just being paranoid. Hey, why don't you try out Cyan and see what he can do. He might surprise you. He is quite talented."

    Where is our kitty?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)20:52 No.18953938
    "Maybe I'm being paranoid." You say.
    "Yeah, you are." He says, and takes another sip of soda. On the corner of his screen, a small text-box pops up.
    It reads Cyan: It seems I was copied correctly.
    You shrug.
    "Do you want me to dig even deeper?" He asks. "Or do you want me to go back to checking ArmaTek?"

    >[] Natalie
    >[] ArmaTek
    >> HeadRox 05/02/12(Wed)20:54 No.18953965
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:56 No.18953996

    Seriously, lets get Azure's and Cyan's opinions first.

    Other than that tell him to check a bit more on her. If he doesn't find anything soon, lets just drop it and say that we were exceptionally lucky.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)20:56 No.18954002
    ".....ArmaTek. That is a much more important matter. I think we are over thinking this whole Natalie thing. See if you can find more on those giant robots. I have a feeling I might have to deal with one eventually, and I need to be prepared."

    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:57 No.18954021
    Dig deeper on Natalie for a bit, if nothing pops up go back to ArmaTek. Once you go back to ArmaTek though you might want to keep some spare processing cycles devoted to Natalie but don't worry too much about it. I know I seem like a paranoid fuck but that's how life is nowadays.

    Find our kitty and begin the petting.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)20:59 No.18954056
    Keep him safe-ish with Natalie, we've got Amy, Verne, Grayson, and Jun all on Armatek.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)21:02 No.18954088
    Oh right. Haven't even thought about it that way. He'd be keeping heat off himself we make him dig on her.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)21:03 No.18954097
    "Keep looking her up." You say, bending over and stealing your cat. She wasn't reacting to the cat-toy, but you just wanted to visit with her for awhile. "If you don't end up finding anything, you can just go back to checking up ArmaTek." You say.

    As soon as you say that, Grayson calls.
    "Yeah, Grayson?" You ask.
    "Hey, Dave." He slurs. He sounds drunk.
    "What's up? Isn't it a bit early to be drinking?"
    "Right now I'm at a graveyard."

    >>End of thread seven.
    >> I'll be sticking around for awhile to answer questions, and you can find my twitter at @futureexabyte
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)21:05 No.18954119
    >He'd be keeping heat off himself we make him dig on her.

    Very true, however, he is pretty confident about not getting caught and willing to look up shit on anything.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)21:06 No.18954129
    >Wait, fuck, I meant end of thread 8. FUCK.
    >Why am I failing so much lately.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)21:06 No.18954138
    Sweet, see you next thread. I've been wondering about his story for a bit now and it looks like we're getting answers.
    >> Paloozer 05/02/12(Wed)21:07 No.18954144
    Drunk in a graveyard? This can only be interesting.

    Another great thread.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)21:07 No.18954147

    Alright. See you next time. High time for me to sleep anyway.
    No questions from me.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)21:09 No.18954166
    Is anyone up for, once we get enough upgrade to our weapons and shit, investing money into a davemobile? Because I think that would be the best thing ever.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)21:19 No.18954285
    Sure, why not?

    A personal chopper would be nice too.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/02/12(Wed)21:22 No.18954341
    >If you're willing to sink a hundred thousand credits into them, feel free.
    >> Anonymous 05/02/12(Wed)23:38 No.18956530
    ...Or we liberate one.
    >> Anonymous 05/03/12(Thu)06:44 No.18960681

    Yeah. It's not like we can't steal one.

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