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Crescent Virus (RP)
« on: July 11, 2006, 07:55:32 am »
During the construction the G.E.C. librarian droid Orderly Neutron #0023 on Helcius Prime, the homeworld of OTHER, it was briefly plugged into the planet's main computer, for an AI transfer. The AI, Crescent, got mixed with other files and archives, including that of the Halcyon War. Though the creators of the AI never experienced that event, the other races of Helcius Prime archived it, and put it in the OTHER Main Computer. Crescent, being the smart AI it is, downloaded the archives, and the files got corrupted.

Crescent saw it as his duty to infect other electronics with itself. The AI decided to remain behind on the OTHER Computer to inflict damage, and copied itself to Orderly Neutron. Orderly Neutron remained connected to the rest of Crescent, and spread itself quietly into every system it could connect to.

The shipment of Orderly Neutron #0023 went as planned, except during the actual delivery. Crescent activated itself on the ships main computer, and the drones and machinery attacked the ships crew. All but two survivors were alive at the time of arrival. Their memory had been erased, and the bodies had been dumped into the void of space. Orderly Neutron was delivered at the Galactic Embassy and Congres, and attached itself to the archives. It then spread to any system and connection which were present at the G.E.C., and those in turn were attached to the homeworlds of various species. From there, it spread throughout the planets wnd their colonies. Soon many other races were infected due to their connection with the already infected species.

Crescent kept itself quiet, until recently...



Ok, I think this is a good backstory for the beginning of an RP. Remember, Crescent is built with every advanced AI technology availible to OTHER, and can't be defeated easily.

The idea would probably be to fight the armies of robotic soldiers that Crescent controls. The Galactic Embassy is blocked off by Crescent, and anything electronic such as modern guns and armor is controlled by Crescent. The G.E.C. ambassadors are locked in, and it all went rather unnoticed, as they were eating Yikhog while Wurn repaired a wall as punishment.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2006, 08:04:57 am by Daan »



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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 07:58:17 am »
Is this an open RP? Can I join?
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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 08:01:06 am »
This is very open! Any race in someway connected to the G.E.C. and its participants is infected in theory

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006, 08:01:44 am »
G.E.C.? Wassa?

Edit - Oooh... Galaxy embassy and congress!
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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006, 08:11:59 am »
Could there be an AI vs. AI showdown? Heir and KUL could team up and smack Crescent about :D.

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2006, 08:20:58 am »
Could be cool yes, but remember, Crescent can just transfer itself to another system as its home. And... Crescent is made with a combination of different AI technologies, making it extremely strong. A physical attack and an electronic attack could be cool, but we need to have other events first, such as finding systems having shut down on several planets.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2006, 08:26:38 am »
Well, Heir and Kul might be a match for it. HEIR is a supercomputer designed to govern an entire race of billions, and KUL is chock full of so much data that he spontaneously arose. They'd need to find the main system first, though.

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2006, 08:28:19 am »
Let's just destroy all technology in the galaxy and get on with our lives. :D
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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2006, 08:29:27 am »
This could get good. I wonder if they could infect Ryndala. Its a toss up for sure, I'll try to get in.
(Ryndala is sort of a organic immortal (at least by age) Storehouse of all the memories of Ryndalians and offers advice to the council. It also does other things but that is all other species know about it.)

Ryndala could team up with those two, then we would win for sure.  8)

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2006, 08:31:02 am »
///The Auyuelcliads drive never leave anything to AI, even O.T.H.E.R technology would be modded. We'll ignore that and just not parcipitate...////
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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2006, 08:32:18 am »
And the main system changed frequently. Also, Crescent has already spread to the planets where HEIR and KUL are housed, though not into them probably.

But anyway, millions of civilians, if not billions, are being attacked and murdered. Crescent broadcasts a message to its infected systems.

"Hello, how may I assist? I am reorganizing the galaxy, just as you ordered"

OOC: Balthamael, why spoil the fun?

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2006, 08:48:52 am »
And the main system changed frequently. Also, Crescent has already spread to the planets where HEIR and KUL are housed, though not into them probably.

// We are unconcerned. We have determined our computer systems too advanced for an attack by this construct. ViS computers are too dissimilar from those used on Helcius for this virus to spread//

OOC: I cant be arsed to participate. Also, I dont believe I gave you permission to say something had happened on one of the ViS planets.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2006, 08:54:08 am »
Let's just destroy all technology in the galaxy and get on with our lives. :D
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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2006, 09:09:20 am »
OoC: Well then, that's not good. The Turnaqs launched a machine to be their ambassodor.

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2006, 10:07:49 am »
Hyperwave indeterminate broadcast received..
Source: undetermined
Scrambling: extreme (artificial: undetermined technology) (data unscrambled but transmission details lost)
Encryption: 4.6x1038 w/ 9.2x105 contextual (key given w/ valid reference)

Notes: Key indicates Observation Ship 1168, ordered to station within kuiper belt of IF-73928 (headquarters, Galactic Embassy and Congress) for low intensity passive surveilance.

Message begins: OS-1168 to HQ, Priority One.  

Highly unforseen events pertaining Galactic Embassy and Congress.  Hostile AI program has activated within key computer systems.  Preliminary analysis indicates near-total seizure of Ulis by infected systems and by robotic agents of said AI.  At least 1 native agent died transmitting data.  no contact from other native agents.  No contact from implanted surveilance AI.  (further details attached)

Public news broadcasts across GEC worlds depict sudden catastrophic failure of power stations, environmental regulation systems, emergency services, and other backbone infrastructures.  Mass hysteria.  Governments urge calm.  Decoded military transmissions depict immense confusion and primitive fight/flight responses.  (further details attached)

Hyperwave silence from Ulis, excepting the following omnidirectional broadcast: "Hello, how may I assist? I am reorganizing the galaxy, just as you ordered".  Message indicates outside tampering, but the possibility of spontaneous malfunction cannot be totally ruled out.

End of message.


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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2006, 11:34:22 am »
OOC: Krakow Sam, some of the infected races brought some machinery to the ViS world, though it didn't affect any ViS machinery! Also, this is just an idea for an RP
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2006, 12:04:53 pm »
OOC: Krakow Sam, some of the infected races brought some machinery to the ViS world, though it didn't affect any ViS machinery! Also, this is just an idea for an RP

Wait is this actually occuring? If so i'm joing in, since the Forthi are now the water guardians...

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2006, 12:08:40 pm »
OOC: The Wexxians could probably take care of the problem... Too bad they are preoccupied by tracking down Nemesis, and after that they will circle down the galactic drain!  :P

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2006, 12:17:25 pm »
Any race which joins needs to put the following message in their thread: "How can I assist? I am reorganizing the universe as your ordered."

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2006, 12:53:23 pm »
the Rinthuu are pretty much "software" anyway and could take care of the problem in about 5 seconds, that is if anyone asks for our help

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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2006, 12:56:18 pm »
If the Rintuu are software themselves the chance of infection is HUGE. Only a physical attack could destroy Crescent, and the main location changed every 30 minutes. Oh and Leng, your news message is awesome ;D
« Last Edit: July 11, 2006, 01:20:18 pm by Daan »

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2006, 01:24:14 pm »
I'll participate, but I don't think Ryndalian AI can be affected much seeing as it is organic.

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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2006, 01:27:26 pm »
If the Rintuu are software themselves the chance of infection is HUGE. Only a physical attack could destroy Crescent, and the main location changed every 30 minutes. Oh and Leng, your news message is awesome ;D
erm no I don't think so, the rinthuu are sentient software capable of changing their programming code on a whim, their core network is designed with any computer infection in mind, and besides they can meet the enemy head on in their home turf, but since I'm busy at the moment it's not going to be an issue

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2006, 01:40:22 pm »
The Ryndilians can join in on the fun, since the AI can decode its self and re-encode itself into organic code.

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2006, 01:45:18 pm »
ooc: can we not have these "my tech-savvy race would not ever succomb to software hacking of any kind and would crush the crescent virus quickly, easily, and without risk" posts?  the plot here rather revolves around the contagious power of the AI and it gets ruined if someone just comes along and poofs it away.  obviously the Crescent will be incredibly badass, and yet the inexorable laws of plot mechanics doom it from the start.  it will inevitably be defeated militarily, or by a small band of misfits, or destroy itself because of hubris/love, or be revealed as merely a front for a much more powerful race and fade into obscurity.  in short there's nothing to worry about and you can just let it run amoc for the time being without worrying about being exterminated.

edit: Daan, i didn't want to bring this up, but you might want to SHOW and not TELL.  for instance you could have waited a bit and described the virus re-encoding itself as dna when the Ryndilians became overconfident and made a critical blunder.

edit2: and are we going to have it in this thread or the other one, or both?  i think it's fine to do a little background imagery in the other thread, but the main action should be here for the people in the story.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2006, 02:02:45 pm by Leng »
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2006, 02:23:35 pm »
Hmm, the action of the embassy hostages takes place in the GEC thread, but the actual Crescent related stuff should go here.

// Hello, this is Horjok Biil, a soldier from the War of Ulinium. I escaped the Capital Palce, which seems to now be the GEC. The Chancellor-Emperor knocked me out, and escaped. While I was waking up, I could see a shady figure appraoching him and taking him aboard his ship. I could hear a small part of their conversation and record it. "You shall have your revenge Julennergen, don't worry. They'll pay for what they did to your Ulinium. Crescent is..." That is all I could record. Perhaps the xx could attempt and track the ship that took the Chancellor-Emperor of Ulinium, though I doubt the effect it would have //

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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2006, 02:42:14 pm »
ooc: I was referring to "Yunimius - MY Creature - Crescent Infected!" where you made a post about the broadcast.  the gec storyline appears to be a related story but one we won't have to pay constant attention to.

The message was intercepted and sensor logs consulted to identify the precise ship from the unorganized mob wildly fleeing the planet.  A small ship had left the area of the GEC compound 530 seconds previously and was now outbound.  The possibility of a trap or unwitting decoy was considered and accepted.  The observation ship sent 13 monodirectional signals to different star systems, scrambled (to disguise them as natural hyperspace fluctuations) and encrypted as best possible with so little time, then launched a small hyperspace beacon. 

They would wait for the fleeing ship to enter hyperspace, and then track it as stealthily as possible, while the hyperspace beacon continued sending monodirectional signals to hundreds of different targets within a thousand light years of Ulis.
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2006, 02:54:22 pm »
// The Kangorian Empire has word from the people of Yuminus that The Great Throne is in danger from this Crescent Virus. we will help in any way possible to eliminate the virus. The Great Throne has protected itself from complete takover but the Eternal One will eventually tire. So you can count on the Kangorians to help destroy the virus. we still would like more info on the virus.//



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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2006, 03:33:39 pm »
Lord Gundiil, the Yunimian ambassador in the GEC, attempts to transmit a message to the outside world.

// Hello? I don't have long. We've been put on shelves, and we've had categories lasered onto our heads, mine reading "land". Wurn, the Omic has "meal". Not that it isn't true, but... it's coming back! It's horrible, Crescent is horrible! //

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Re: Crescent Virus (RP)
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