Author Topic: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three  (Read 11988 times)

deimos3428

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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 03:20:02 PM »
As Palestine gently attends to her despondent friend, a crackle comes through his communication badge as if on cue.  The audio is scratchy and rough, and the calm monotonic male voice is barely a haunting whisper surrounded by static and noise.  It takes a while for you to process the words.

"Gladys is infected. Clear the data lock in the active code segment *.  Avoid Janie. It's not your faul--"

The line goes dead abruptly, clipping the last syllable somewhat ominously.  Orren is quite sure he's losing it now, because the voice almost sounded like Silvereye's from beyond the grave.  But one look at Palestine and it's obvious she heard the urgent message as well.  (Dr. Tarnus is too far away to make anything out, but from your shocked expressions he knows something's up...)
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*  As the ship's Science Officer, Orren knows is that even the most advanced on-board systems sometimes gets themselves in a tizzy, especially when interfacing with hostile alien technology.  He possesses the technical skills required to manually override data locks, which are the computers automatic defense response -- an emergency failsafe against system corruption.  And he knows that for normal operation, there shouldn't be any locks on the active code segment...GLADYS is broken.
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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2009, 03:54:18 PM »
Palestine jumps to her feet and stares at the badge on Orren's chest.

"Silvereye!  That was he, wasn't it? Orren, do you know what he meant?  Do you know how to fix GLADYS?  And avoid Janie.  What is that about?"
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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2009, 05:14:04 PM »
Quote from: "lucyjoyce"
Palestine jumps to her feet and stares at the badge on Orren's chest.

"Silvereye!  That was he, wasn't it? Orren, do you know what he meant?  Do you know how to fix GLADYS?  And avoid Janie.  What is that about?"

Dr. Tarnus opens and closes his mouth several times, then he finally blurts out. " What the hell is a Silvereye?  Another life?  Seamus the leprechaun?  What are you people talking about? You need to be in sick bay young man."
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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2009, 06:15:50 PM »
Orren accesses the nearest computer console attempting to relieve GLADYS’ blockage and purge any alien programming that may be left.  If necessary, he will access his high tech data port he needed to restore access to the crew in an attempt to remove any and all locks on the active code after he is reasonably convinced all foreign code has been removed.  

“Palestine, I wouldn’t talk about you-know-who if I were you.  The good doctor has been sizing me up for a straight jacket for a while now and he is beginning to look funny at you as well.”

Let’s go with heart metaphors instead of bowel metaphors for all blockage jokes, please.
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2009, 09:07:36 PM »
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Orren accesses the nearest computer console attempting to relieve GLADYS’ blockage and purge any alien programming that may be left.  If necessary, he will access his high tech data port he needed to restore access to the crew in an attempt to remove any and all locks on the active code after he is reasonably convinced all foreign code has been removed.
Ok, this will get interesting.  Orren notes the command chair has a built-in console and quickly jacks in, locating and removing the data lock with ease.  For a man of your considerable expertise, it's child's play.  

Once inside, you assess the damage and your mind reels at the widespread digital carnage.  As far as you can tell, it looks like an invasive intelligence had usurped GLADYS, and was impersonating her!  But now that the lock has been cleared, the real AI quickly assumes the upper hand, and your manual intervention becomes redundant.  

You are about to logout when you notice a ghostly figure superimposed over your vision again.  The little girl in the cute dress is back, and before your eyes she transforms into a vivacious teenager in a t-shirt, leggings, and a short skirt.  She is walking towards you, palms outstretched -- as if to give you a hug.  You take a step back, but it seems to make no difference, the image follows your head when you turn.  Just as she's about to reach out and grab you she is pulled back by an invisible force, and screams,

"Noooo....Nooo!  Orren!  Orren!!!!  I...love...youuuuuu!!!"

She shrinks to a tiny dot before vanishing completely.  You think it's probably a good time to take your mind awaaayy from the computer now, and rip out the physical jack.
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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2009, 10:00:47 PM »
GLADYS:  Thank you, Orren Alkath.  I am in your debt, but I believe it will soon be repaid.  Please stand by.
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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2009, 11:06:48 PM »
A shimmering, familiar looking figure appears, laying on the bridge floor, wrapped in a white robes and a golden scarf.  His eyes flutter open, and GLADYS begins to tell a tale of heroism.

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This will take me a very long time to post in it's entirety.  Please continue the gameplay thread, but read the new thread entitled "Silvereye's Odyssey" when you have the time.  It has been a long time coming.
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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2009, 11:50:12 AM »
After seeing the impossible sight of a Silvereye-esque creature appear and hearing GLADYS' version of Silvereye's Odyssey, Orren nears the point of a total break from "reality" (pick one).  He repeats his control questions to GLADYS in a near despondent voice.  "How old is the universe?  What is the current status of the JANIE program?  How do we return to the Traveller universe?"


Is Silvereye's Odyssey current?
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Re: Deimos' Play by Post -- Part Three
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2009, 08:36:14 PM »
Palestine walks over to the figure on the floor, kneels beside him, and places her hand gently on his chest.  She looks intently into his eyes, waiting for recognition.
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