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standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jul 21, 2019 22:13
Speed-G's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

It's Speed-G's time to investigate; in his case, he is interested in the downloaded data from the flight recorder. Are there any records from the flybot's radar? (It had one, right?)

L4-O's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

L4-O also chimes in here: perhaps there are other logs for other sensors?

"There do appear to be sensor logs," the vehiclebot replies, "however decoding them is outside of my programming. Perhaps you can do so." A number of windows appear on the vehiclebot's vidscreen, each displaying a data stream.

Speed-G's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

In addition, the terminal over here also activates, displaying the same data streams. I suppose that there are enough similarities between Alpha Complex and Outside equipment that the vehiclebot was able to transmit a compatible feed.

Sure enough, one appears to be a radar log; judging by the display, it appears to have had a full detection range. (OOC: rolling: 3) If Speed-G is reading this correctly, it appears that the flybot may have come close to a mountain or similar, but was not on a collision course... so Speed-G can most likely rule out impact with terrain...
written by Cryoburner on Jul 22, 2019 03:20
"They really should let you ride on the moving walkways. I'm sure it would make it a lot easier for you to travel to other buildings, like if you wanted to go elsewhere for lunch or something. I wonder if I could get a question about that put on a survey... I should probably go for now though! Later, lift!"

I wave to the lift and exit it, and begin making my way toward that maintenance office to see whether any of those clones may have returned.
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Jul 22, 2019 06:54
I try to see if I can determine anything, but presumably lack experience with this kind of radar system?
standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jul 22, 2019 22:38
L4-O's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

(OOC: rolling: 9)

Though L4-O isn't exactly familiar with this kind of radar system, he does remember seeing other kinds of radar before. Perhaps he can see something that Speed-G could not?

(OOC: rolling: 2)

Hmmm... it seems to him that, in the moment before the end of the log, the entire radar return suddenly became saturated, as if something was being sent directly to the radar at that instant to overload it...

Lift, Sublevel 5, Simulation Building 1, Happy Fun Vacation Zone, LOL Sector, 0h57m00s ago

After saying something about possibly getting a question added to some survey or other, Cyrus-R heads off in the direction of the maintenance office.

As he walks, he notes that there do seem to be techs about in various places, discussing some problem with the nutrient system. Apparently, the problem with the valves getting stuck open is proving hard to fix; every time they try to fix one set of valves, another set suddenly opens on them...

Maintenance office, Sublevel 5, Simulation Building 1, Happy Fun Vacation Zone, LOL Sector, 0h53m00s ago

As he arrives in the maintenance office, he sees a couple of techs in here, too. And they do seem familiar...

One of them sees him enter. "Oh, it's you," he says. "Still pestering us about surveys, I see?"
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Jul 23, 2019 00:23
"Hrm... not sure if you've seen this sir, but it looks like the feed just became saturated at the end of the log. Possibly some sort of overload."

I try to think of maybe... one of those plasma weapons could do it?
standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jul 23, 2019 22:16
L4-O's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

L4-O reports his findings, hoping that it'll be useful to Speed-G; perhaps he hadn't seen the saturation.

Speaking of the saturation, his thoughts turn to how that might have occured. Perhaps... one of those plasma weapons?

(OOC: rolling: 5)

He surmises that it's quite possible; he seems to recall something he heard about way back in training about someone firing a laser rifle right into a radar receiver and the whole thing blowing up... but surely they must have fixed that? Perhaps the upgrades got lost in CPU paperwork...

He's not the only one to think about weaponry; Paula-O is also looking at the data logs. "Hmmm... this one here seems to be from other sensors. It seems to suggest that a big energy discharge was detected just before the logs end."
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Jul 24, 2019 00:29
"Hmm. It could've been one of those plasma weapons."

"It could've even been that plasma weapon..."
standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jul 24, 2019 22:09
L4-O's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

L4-O comes to the conclusion that the crash could well have been caused by a plasma weapon. Perhaps even the one they just saw on the truckbot!

"That's unsettling," Lucas-O replies. "I'm guessing we wouldn't be able to take one down on our own?"

"I very much doubt it, if plasma generators are anything to go by," John-O agrees. "Sure, those are apparently weaker than plasma generators, but I bet there are more of them."
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Jul 25, 2019 00:22
"Well... probably a good thing we didn't earn their interest a few moments ago, then."

"hopefully..."

I look around to make sure everything is all clear.
standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jul 25, 2019 22:44
L4-O's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

Looking, perhaps, a little unsettled, L4-O decides that it's a good thing that the truckbot didn't take any interest in them.

But there does seem to be the nagging doubt over whether it didn't notice them, because maybe it did and just chose not to do anything...

He glances around, as if expecting to suddenly be eradicated by a sudden plasma beam from a bot that just showed up, or something. (OOC: rolling: 9) However, the only other bot that makes itself known is the one occupied by Speed-G and Jam-Y.

Speed-G's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

And that's only because Jam-Y decides to speak. "Well, I'm sure that you of all clones know the first rule of dealing with weapons that are bigger than yours?" He also smiles, but that doesn't really work over a voice-only com link.

Say, has anyone looked outside recently? It's quite dark out there now. In fact, I'd almost say that it's nightcycle.
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Jul 26, 2019 00:22
"Yeah... makes it quite hard to see out there now. Who knows what's out there."

"Hopefully not zombies."
standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jul 26, 2019 22:12
The general reduction of light levels certainly hasn't escaped L4-O's notice; how can it? It's now quite difficult to see out there.

And that makes it difficult to see what is out there. Zombies, perhaps? L4-O hopes not.

It continues to get darker out there as the team either shudders or suppresses a shudder depending on what they remember of that mission.

Paula-O, of course, wasn't there for the mission. "How hard can zombies be, really?" she wonders.

"Individually? Quite easy to take out," John-O tells her. "But when there are lots of them... well, L4-O let us know that the Armed Forces have an entire series of codes for them."
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Jul 27, 2019 02:42
(hm, weird... thought we did define the whole range at some point but darn if I can dig it up anymore...)

"Oh yeah. Whole series of them. I think the one we used back there was... Three? It's when only part of a sector is compromised, but there is grave risk of further spread if containment is not immediately established."
standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jul 27, 2019 22:29
L4-O's vehiclebot, traveling to Point One, [REDACTED], right now

L4-O tries to recall... the meaning of some of the codes escapes him. Perhaps to try and buy some time, he explains the code they used during that mission -- Code Three (or, more accurately, Code Three-Zed), which is issued when an outbreak has spread to a good portion of a sector and there is severe risk of it spreading if it is not immediately contained.

"Didn't we learn about a Four, as well?" asks Lucas-O. "It's supposed to have happened in... CRS Sector, I think?"

"Yeah," John-O replies. "From what I remember, it had spread to the whole sector."
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Jul 28, 2019 18:50
"And let's not even get into the implications of a Code-Five Zed."

I shudder.
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