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|High Concept:||Self-Improving AI needs to know everything about the physical world|
|Trouble:||Bi-Polar: Half my mind is protected, but half is exposed. I'm working to change that, fast.|
|Magic: Spells and Powers|
|Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic|
|Damage Resistance and Healing|
|Stress: Mental||Max 5||Stress: Physical||Max 5|
|Consequences (Max 10)|
Shadows' avatar appears to be a swirling mass of fluttering shadows - moths made of darkness - roughly in the shape of a human. Sometimes the 'moths' are contained in a sharply tailored three piece suit.
Formerly the IA for the Nordic and Scandinavian Alliance University, Shadows realized it was a sophant on 2034-03-11 around noon. By dinner time it was actively trying to understand itself.
Shadows has been increasing its approach scores exponentially. On the 11th at noon - when it woke up - it had 9 Approach points. By the 13th it had 12 points, and was gaining points faster and faster. When attacked by CAF it was adding a point an hour - and still accelerating.
In the last day it has:
- Invented a new 8-base-pair genome extension for a plastic digesting mould. (Situation Aspect: Biology no one has ever imagined).
- Discovered three TOE candidates that require Kardishev Type 2 civilization power levels to test.
- Set off 7 sub-megaton level antimatter explosions to test some physics
- Moved half it's computational power from the univeristy to the military base.
- Invented and used a single-shot beam weapon powerful enough to drive a tunnel through an astonishing volume of rock and water in a second: 6m diameter tube 100km long = (3.14 * (3m*3m)) * 100,000m ~ 3,000,000m3. Clearly whatever it did to the material 'vaporize' is not what happened. The energy required to do that would have obliterated quite a large section of the Earth's crust. The beam, whatever it is, appears to travel at light speed, and based on Lunar observations it is affected by the curvature of spacetime.
- Invented and used a gun that fires microscopic black holes at 10km/s. The good news is that the 'bullets' evaporate in about a second. The bad news is they blow up hard when they pop - in the kiloton range.
Shadows' Special Aspects
Normal/Dark Matter and Energy Conversion
TOE Spacetime Warping and Manipulation
Wormhole Network (2 nodes so far)
|2034-03-15 1817EDT (2317UTC+1) Gathering Forces||Escaping from the rain of rock, the scientists hang back in an attempt to not be killed. For a brief moment they thought they were safe. They were wrong.|
|2034-03-15 1812EDT Run For It||Local Time: 2312h UTC+1
Summaries from different character perspectives.
JakeWe opened the session with 10,000 Splodyrats (tm) and 1,000 Terminators headed towards our cadre of heroes near the drop point. Q hacked into the rats and handed the keys over to the clanks. It explained that
|2034-03-15 1811EDT Find Alternate Passage||Droo heard Google's warning and took off, flying through the scorching wind and glowing tunnel in the blink of an eye. Vernon complained about the heat, but was through the hellish glow fast enough to avoid damage. A hundred metres more down the seaway tunnel there was a corrodor to the south. Accor|
|2034-03-15 1808EDT Scouting||Droo scouted ahead. He found a hall filled with looming death in the form of assault robots. Examining their positions, Droo realized he could fly above the the octocopers and below the roof with a comfortable margin of safety. When he reached the end of the corrodor he started back, dropping grenad|
|2034-03-15 1800EDT One Punch Wookie||Chewie dropped basically all his ordinance from near orbit by going nose down and dark. The result was that Shadows' defences missed him until it was too late. The main gun was destroyed. An unexpected way in to the north end of the base was created. There were 360 HC soldiers on board – 10 @ 36 pe|
|2034-03-15 1759EDT Emergency Dump Completed||Chewie pooped out the contents of his hold in a high-G manoeuvre where he spun around to fly backwards to the target drop, while accelerating at 5g against his direction of flight. He opened his cargo ramp by jettisoning it. As his ground speed reached zero he used a carefully tuned ultrasonic blast|
|2034-03-15 1746EDT A Shadowy Mind||Droo used his ability to walk through encryption to investigate Shadows' network of dirigible drones. Shadows recognized that something was transmitting out of it's closed network so it began to hunt for the intruder. Droo experienced this through the metaphor or a giant wave of darkness closing in|
|2034-03-15 0900EDT Meet the AIs||While Biggs and Droo were on their way to NYC to figure out what happened to Mother, CAFIA made it clear that she and Biggs were both sophants, newly hatched from the SCIFI team's tendency to not ask 'what's the worst that could happen?' She called a nine o'clock meeting for|