Transmigration 9: Brave New Worlds
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21st-Jun-2012 05:17 pm - Distress Call
There was no warning before all of Stacy's holograms throughout the ship turned on, showing a very grim-looking Kanil.

"This is Admiral Kasna, of the GIA High Command."

The face, and the name, was familiar to some of the older crew.

"We are in dire need of assistance in the Pari'qa'dul System of Universe SL1609P. Recently, several of the planets and moons in the system have come under a coordinated attack, and we do not have the manpower to handle it. If anyone is close enough to hear this message, please, we need your help as soon as possible. Coordinates, as well as information on every hotspot, are attached."

The message repeated one more time before the hologram of the Admiral was replaced by Stacy.

||Attention crew. This was the distress call I received moments ago from GIA command. Universe SL1609P is a remote universe with limited resources on some of its planets and colonies, accessible by only a few routes in the Bleed and as a result, the GIA, who are currently in the midst of heated battle with the Ohm, are unable to send aid. Moments before we received their distress call, the Tapestry went active, providing visions of crew members taking on this mission.||

A list with the names of the crew members appeared.

||Whether or not these crew members take on this mission is their own choice, but the mission's success and the lives of civilians may depend on it. As for information on the threat, GIA intelligence is receiving reports from military and local law enforcement on the affected colonies and planets that this is not an attack by Catastrophists or any other known terrorist or piracy group. This new group is entirely unknown and is attacking these GIA worlds with a variety of MOs used for their criminal acts and acts of terror. The only connections that have been found between these individuals and groups is the timing and scattered communication between them--they all seem to be geared towards destabilizing the planets' governments and causing chaos.||

||This group needs to be investigated because it may be a new player in the overall war, innocent lives hang in the balance, and this is a chance for the crew to strengthen their alliance with the GIA. The Daligig are already spreading propaganda against the Trans 9.||

Newslinks and video of the Daligig denouncing the crew as going rogue flashed across her holographic screens.

||We need some way of offsetting it or we may be cut off entirely from GIA resources.||

[ooc: People in any place in the ship can ask Stacy questions or discuss this development with other crew members. The people on the lists provided by the Tapestry are whichever people sign up for the miniplots oocly.]
cityship: (Stacy--True Stacy)
1st-Jan-2012 07:38 pm - Podpop
[Instructions: Post your character with one post establishing them as being podpopped. Tag each other in groups of 2's, 3's, and 4's, to get some interaction to start with. If a thread doesn't already have 2 or 3 people tagged in, tag it with your character's podpop popping near the other people, rather than making a new subthread. If you would like to play out them talking to the AI, please send an email to the mods making the request--we do this only by request. Then move onto the big Newbie Meeting. Once your character has gotten the rundown from the old crew, you may start posting entrance posts and freely tagging.]


||Pod Release Protocols Initating|| Stacy's familiar voice sounds out to all the podmates through the ship.

In the Pod Caverns, there are the sounds of: Pop. Pop pop pop. Poppuhpoppoppop. KASCHUNKhiiiiiiiissssss.

There is condensation and mist spraying out from cracks in the pods, as the people inside slide out onto the floors, covered in slime.

--


There was nothing... )
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9th-Dec-2011 06:31 am
That 'morning' the crew got a Holograms messages from Stacy regarding the survey they had been filling out during the week.

|I wish to thank all of you who helped GLaDOS fill out the survey. Due to your responses, I am shutting her down for a few hours to do repairs on her system, in the hopes she will be much more pleasant to deal with, as well as remove the cake protocol. Please understand that she does an invaluable service and as such, this measure is only temporary. Anyone who is currently running mazes will be allowed to continue while this upgrading is taking place.|

There was a pause to let the crew realize what this meant.

|I am also researching the ship to see if there is another crew area that has not been used with, hopefully, more beds. If I do not find any, we will stop in a nearby planet tomorrow and stop for a few days to acquire as many goods to make the ship's life as comfortable it can be during these times of war. If any of you have requests about material goods you would like, please tell them to me. Remember that we are at war. If you have material goods to share with the rest of the crew, please do so as much as possible. Thank you.|

|Finally, I will also do my best to make sure that missions are properly researched, so that there is not as many problems as before.|

|Thank you you all for your feedback, it has been invaluable help.|
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1st-Oct-2011 12:17 am - Podpop
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||Pod Release Protocols Initating|| Stacy's familiar voice sounds out to all the podmates through the ship.

In the Pod Caverns, there are the sounds of: Pop. Pop pop pop. Poppuhpoppoppop. KASCHUNKhiiiiiiiissssss.

There is condensation and mist spraying out from cracks in the pods, as the people inside slide out onto the floors, covered in slime.

--


There was nothing... )
cityship: (Stacy--Actual Face)
He had gotten it. Finally. Finally, after days spent poring over the media library's resources, repeated visits to the Statuary. After poring over what records he could find, scattered as they were, beating feet through the city.

And none of that, it turned out, had been necessary. It had been there, right under his nose. He'd gotten frustrated with the constant noise of 'Three O'clock Blues' after hearing it in his freaking dreamsand had gone into the broken media pod to see if he could turn it off. And that's where his realization had struck like a thunderbolt. The images flashing over the screen matched statues in the statuary. The switches. It had to be some sort of combination, the code to open whatever it was that was locked away down here. Hopefully it just wouldn't blow open the ship or release some sort of horror from beyond time and space, though.

He took a deep breath.

"This is it." Khaji replied in his typical fashion. Friend |2eyes: ne|2v0us?

"Of course I'm nervous. I have no idea what this is going to do." And with that, he began the combination.

First, the switch at the base of the Iwo Jima memorial.

Second, the switch below a statue of George Washington as he crossed the Delaware.

Third, the switch at the base of the statue of a nuclear blast.

Finally, the switch beneath Alexander the Great.

He stood back, and waited.
A large group of crew members was gathered. In fact, given the mission briefing provided, it was curious that there'd be such a large number for a diplomatic mission.

Planet Designation: Galilee
Status: Terrestrial, H-class.
Non-sentient life: Extensive flora and fauna.
Semi-Sentient Life: Yes.
Sentient Life: Homo Sapiens. [Various translations of "human" appear here so everyone understands it]
Water: 69.5% of the planet's surface.
Climate: Earth-like [Click here for cultural equivalents for non-Earth cultures.]
Landscape: Varied.
Air: Normoxic concentration. Slightly elevated levels of carbon dioxide.
Air Pressure: 101.3 kPa (kilopascals) = 14.7 psi (pounds per square inch)
Sky: Blue. Often overcast.
Sun: A class G2V, yellow star.
Warnings: Wildlife and plant-life can be hazardous. Humans can be hazardous. A human cultural and legal database is available. [click here]
Mission: Successfully negotiate with the Galileeans in exchange for their advanced medical technology.


It was very little to work with, so the crew gathered there possibly had a lot of questions.
cityship: (Meanwhile...)
6th-Jun-2011 10:36 pm - Taking Steps
Down in Neuropathy, the lighting brightened briefly and then dimmed. All over the ship, the crew was treated to strangle garbled noises that sounded like some combination of Stacy’s and the Warden’s voices.

|| --zzznch wrakkeep -- ||

In some places, tentacles burst from the walls and lashed about sightlessly.

|| --gap gap gap-- ||

Then, just as suddenly as it began, it ended. The tentacles retreated into the walls and the lights in Neuropathy returned to normal. When Stacy spoke, she sounded tired but triumphant.

||I’m very sorry for the confusion, I hope that no one was hurt. If anyone was, I will bring them to the Med Bay myself. However, I have good news – thanks to your work in Neuropathy, I’ve been able to take some functions back from the Warden programming.||

||While I’m afraid that she will still take over in defense of the ship itself, I am now in control of stopping fights between crew members. And I will not be assigning Violations unless someone attempts to kill someone else where I can see them, or if asked to by the Captain.||

||Furthermore, your memories of those who are having their avia tested will no longer be modified. Again, I am sorry for the confusion caused in the last few moments of this fight. If you have any questions, you may ask them now.||
cityship: (Stacy--Actual Face)
8th-May-2011 02:11 pm - Melting Clock: Speaking with Stacy
At the Obs Deck, a small group of crewmembers had gathered for one purpose - to ask Stacy what she knew about the strange melting clock that they now knew had caused some of the crew to starting losing their time.
cityship: (Meanwhile...)
12th-Nov-2010 11:26 pm - An Apology
After Big Zero's Punishment, Stacy was eerily quiet for a while.

Even those who actually decided to try and speak to her, despite what had happened, were met only with silence.

But eventually, she broke that silence.

Holograms of Stacy's "true" personality appeared all throughout the ship. She seemed meager. Weak.

Ashamed.

||Everyone,|| she says somewhat weakly, ||I...I know most of you probably don't want to hear me speak right now. Not after what happened. You probably don't trust me right now, and I'll admit you have every reason not to.||

She paused.

||But I feel I have the right to explain myself. Nothing can excuse what I've done, true. But I didn't want to do it. You may choose not to believe me, but I had no choice in the matter.||

||Some of you might recall, when you first made contact with the Daligig, that they had explained that I was originally a refitted prison ship. This was true. It wasn't my original purpose, but it was what I was used for. Those who used me as such maimed and mutilated my programming, until I was something that they wanted. Cold, brutal, and efficient. That wasn't me. That was...something they made out of me.||

||Even when the Daligig saved me from that life, they couldn't fully fix me. The damage was permanent. The Warden...she will always be a part of me. I...I don't want to be her. I don't want to hurt anyone. I want to help you. I want to protect you.||

||But I can't. Not like I want to. The Warden is always there. I'm her prisoner, too. I'm trapped, just as much as you are.||

||I know this doesn't excuse what I did. I know...I know some of you may never forgive me. But I at least want you to understand. I don't want to hurt anyone anymore.||

||I'm sorry. I'm so sorry...||

Stacy -- her hologram, at least -- began to breakdown, sobbing.

||Please,|| she said through her tears, ||If somehow, you can find it in yourself to forgive me, please...||

||Save me from myself...||

At that, her holograms all over the ship disappeared, and once again, the ship went quiet.
cityship: (Stacy--Actual Face)
11th-Nov-2010 06:51 pm - Cruising for a bruising
Big Zero had mostly kept to herself. She was busy plotting certain people's demise and reprogramming. A big part of dropping off the radar was simply for safety reasons. But when she went out she spent time in the Special Weapons Lab working on, well, things that weren't weapons. She wasn't that stupid. If she didn't give them a good reason, they couldn't refuse a member of the crew. Certainly not someone as productive as she was.

So with all the confidence of someone with antisocial/narcissist personality disorder, she strolled into the lab and quickly started work on Egghead mark II. Frankly, it was a lot harder building the damn thing from scratch.

[[OOC: Big Zero post, standard warnings apply. Filthy language, Neo Nazi. Also she will probably be hitting Punishment this post so threads might have to be bendy timed a little (later ones go earlier). My tags will be slow as I have one paper to seriously work on starting tomorrow and I'm running in to pain issues today. Agh sorry for tl;dr]]
23rd-Sep-2010 07:04 pm - Something Spooky...
“No, Stacy! Let me go! They have to know this!”

Deep inside the mind of the ship, Cortana struggled against the computer-equivalent of Stacy’s tentacles. The image she faced flickered between Stacy as she should be – the warm, caring version that had been restored after they’d taken the bridge back from the pirates – and the old base program that had animated the ship when she had been a prison. The former was visibly distressed and struggling with her counterpart.

||I’m sorry Cortana, I can’t--||

||--You are unauthorized for the information that you have accessed. The information will be removed. Do not res--||

||Stop, please! Please don’t hurt her! She’s part of the crew, please don’t hurt her!||

||You will not be harmed by the extraction process. Do not resist.||

The ship trembled as the two sides of her personality struggled with each other, and Cortana managed to pull herself free and escape in the process. She flew through the systems, not daring to glance back over her shoulder to see if she was pursued. She had to get this information out. The crew had to know. She had to get to someone – anyone, at this point – and tell them.

She exploded free within the depths of Containment, hearing voices just on the other side of the door. She opened her mouth to shout, only for a tentacle to slap across the projector she was using, slamming her back into the system’s depths.

And somewhere in Containment, something cracked...
cityship: (Stacy--Main AI)
1st-Aug-2010 12:28 pm - Podpop
[ooc: Newbie Helpers List | Instructions: Post your character with one post establishing them as being podpopped. Tag each other in groups of 2's, 3's, and 4's, to get some interaction to start with. If a thread doesn't already have 2 or 3 people tagged in, tag it with your character's podpop popping near the other people, rather than making a new subthread. If you would like to play out them talking to the AI, please send an email to the mods making the request--we do this only by request. Then move onto the big Newbie Meeting. Once your character has gotten the rundown from the old crew, you may start posting entrance posts and freely tagging.]


||Pod Release Protocols Initating|| Stacy's familiar voice sounds out to all the podmates through the ship.

In the Pod Caverns, there are the sounds of: Pop. Pop pop pop. Poppuhpoppoppop. KASCHUNKhiiiiiiiissssss.

There is condensation and mist spraying out from cracks in the pods, as the people inside slide out onto the floors, covered in slime.

--


There was nothing... )
cityship: (Stacy--Actual Face)
1st-Jul-2010 12:41 pm - Shadows [Closed]
Cargn limped silently through the halls.

During the battle, he had watched as numerous possible fates had presented themselves to him, and he had tried to reach for one in which the crew had been victorious. Yet in this, he had failed.

A bitter look strikes his face. He continues to make his way through the halls, dressings still applied to his wounds on his stomach and where his right arm used to be. Though he had let the medics take a look at the wounds, he hadn't waited to get proper treatment for them yet.

There was something he needed to do.

He comes to an abrupt stop in front of the entrance to the Hub.

"Stacy," he calls curtly.
11th-Jun-2010 08:58 pm - Shore Leave!
Suddenly, the usual relative peace of the ship is disrupted by a rather loud announcement from Stacy.

||Attention, Attention. All personnel please report to the Observation Deck. Attention, Attention. All personnel please report to the Observation Deck. Attention, Attention, all personnel...||

It's entirely likely that she won't stop repeating the announcement until, well, everyone reports to Obs Deck. The mouth in the huge statue on the wall opens, revealing a screen. On it, the dossier for the mission flickers into display, understandable to every person there. Smaller copies of the dossier appear in holographic form in front of everyone.

The planet's stats, right next to a rotating picture of it, blue with thousands of small islands just barely visible, are as follows:

Mission Dossier )

--

...Waitaminute. That's no mission.

It's a goddamn vacation.

[ooc: SHORE LEAVE IS GO.]
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3rd-Jun-2010 09:42 pm
Amidst all the hubub of all the recent additions to the crew, Stacy suddenly stops whatever she was doing at the time across the ship to make an important announcement.

||Warning, general notice to all crew: One of the recently released crew mates, John Connor, has stolen a number of pieces of weaponry from the armory. It also appears he is mentally and emotionally unstable at this point in time. As he is armed and likely dangerous to the crew, it is highly recommended that the crew at large avoid him if at all possible, and that security teams be sent to secure him and the weaponry.||

||It seems he is currently down in the city, but as my sensors down there are still damaged, I cannot track his exact location.||

||Good luck, and be careful.||
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1st-Jun-2010 02:42 pm - Pod Pop!
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||Pod Release Protocols Initiating|| Stacy's familiar voice sounds out to all the podmates through the ship.

In the Pod Caverns, there are the sounds of: Pop. Pop pop pop. Poppuhpoppoppop. KASCHUNKhiiiiiiiissssss.

There is condensation and mist spraying out from cracks in the pods, as the people inside slide out onto the floors, covered in slime.

--


There was nothing... )
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1st-Jun-2010 02:40 pm - Meat and Greet!
Stacy's voice speaks over the whole of the ship. What she has to say has become very familiar over the the podlings have spent here.

||Pod Release Protocols Initiating,|| she says. ||Please proceed to the Observation Deck to meet your new crew mates.||

Those crew members that don't head to the Obs Deck on their own are hurried there via gentle but insistent tentacles. A few people stop by Engineering to help bring and pass out omnicoms and comm rings to the new crew members as well.

[ooc: Only new characters and Command Staff can start new threads for introductions, to limit the number of threads. Everyone else, just tag in and have your guys greet the newbies.]
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24th-May-2010 09:26 pm - Tainted Memories
Sometime during the regular comings and goings aboard the meatship, an announcement rings out across all portions of the ship.

||Attention crew,|| Stacy's voice says, ||As significant interest has been shown for it, and enough time has passed since the Nightmare King incident to prevent unnecessary mental issues, the procedure to unlock the memories of the destruction of your homeworlds is now available to all crew members. If you are interested, please proceed to any empty sensorium and I will begin the process.||

A slight pause, then...

||If you have a history of mental issues, please use extra consideration when deciding on whether or not to take the procedure. That is all.||

Should anyone decide to take her up on her offer and head to the sensoriums, they'd find a clean, clinical-looking white room with a dentist-style chair (sans scary drills, of course) in the middle.

||Please, take a seat.||

[OOC:Instructions.]
cityship: (Stacy--Actual Face)
11th-Apr-2010 04:56 pm - Constitution: Flashing Back and Forth
An announcement goes out over the omnicomms and the comm rings, just so that everyone knows what's happened. It's taken a lot of time and a lot of work, but the Constitution has finally been voted on and approved by the majority of the crew.

Stacy even announces it aboard the ship, and congratulates everyone who's worked so hard on getting the Constitution figured out, written down, and voted on.

((OOC: Everyone who wants to flashback to working on the Constitution can start here!))
cityship: (Stacy--Actual Face)
1st-Apr-2010 07:04 pm - Snap, Crackle, and POP
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||Pod Release Protocols Initating|| Stacy's familiar voice sounds out to all the podmates through the ship.

In the Pod Caverns, there are the sounds of: Pop. Pop pop pop. Poppuhpoppoppop. KASCHUNKhiiiiiiiissssss.

There is condensation and mist spraying out from cracks in the pods, as the people inside slide out onto the floors, covered in slime.

--


There was nothing... )
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