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Offline Aadarsh

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On the destruction of a multitude
****, I feel like I need to pay my respects or something.  It's no secret that I can't stand the Vasudans, but still... nobody deserves to have their home planet desolated like that.  Four billion, I can't even picture that number.  Rest in peace, you treacherous bastards.

I guess the one good thing that came out of that whole snafu -- actually, two good things.  The first good thing is that it's a hell of a lot easier to get a date now that everyone's convinced the end of the world is just around the corner.  The second good thing is that the GTI didn't come out of it smelling like a rose like it usually does.  Everybody got kicked in the balls this week, including them.  I doubt it'll put a dent in their long-term plans, though -- you can't fix a rotten root by chopping off a branch.

It's true what they say; the greatest threat to security comes from within.  That guy I snagged the blueprints from (no, I'm not giving out his name, at least not yet) is careless enough that I've been able to pick up a few interesting tidbits of information, and from there do some extrapolating.

The Phoenix program is a lot bigger than everyone thinks it is.  It takes up something like 40% of the total budget allocated to the GTI, and counts a number of high-ranking officers on its payroll, the absent-minded commodore being one of them.  One of the more interesting names is Marcus Glaive, the guy rumored to become the next head of the R&D fleet after Orlov bit the dust.  And there are a number of noteworthy projects under its umbrella.  I don't want to show my cards just yet, but two words you should keep in mind are Hades and Eumenides.

It's frustrating being this vague; I'd like nothing better than to say, "Contractor X lobbies for political favor Y in return for placement on project Z" but we're too compartmentalized for that.  If I were to provide specifics (and I certainly could), and if the GTI were listening, they'd be able to track me down pretty quickly.  You'll just have to bear with me while I dig stuff up.

 

Offline MikeRoz

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Interesting, our friend Isaac is a Commodore?

Edit: Interesting - Eumenides is another name for Erinyes.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 01:09:37 pm by MikeRoz »
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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
I remember "Project Eumenides" being mentioned at some point in Silent Threat, but I don't remember if there was any context given.  I doubt it would have involved the actual Erinyes fighter, since 30-some years is a ridiculous amount of time for something like that to go from initial development to final utilization.

I keep forgetting to check the Holonet, too.  That news feed is getting updated fast and furious.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 04:04:12 pm by Mongoose »

 

Offline Snail

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
I think project Eumenides was the thing the Ratna was working on, but I don't remember.

 

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Yup.  If you complete the mission properly, you manage to save it from the aftermath of a Shivan offensive.  No real word on what those weapons prototypes it was working on are, though.

 

Offline Nuclear1

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Might have something to do with the Hades' Shivan weapon systems.

Or it was another plothole V never filled in the original and was something entirely different.
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Offline Mars

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
AFAIK ST:R attempts to fill as many ST plotholes :v: left as possible

 

Offline Stormkeeper

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Most likely to be a plot hole :v: left un plugged.
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Offline Snail

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Beam weapons, anyone?

 

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
You never know, but trying to prototype them on a Faustus doesn't make a whole lot of sense.  You'd think they'd need a lot more reactor power than that ship could provide, unless it was a special souped-up version.

 

Offline Vip

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Perhaps the beams weren't installed on the Faustus and were only carried by it, or it was a small-scale/low-power version to test the very principles of the weapon. Or perhaps the Faustus carried a very early prototype of the UD-8 Kayser ? :)
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Offline Terminator

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Perhaps Isaac Stone, Marcus Glaive, and Orlov are possible login names to the restricted area of the holonet?

If anyone tries them, perhaps it would help to consider that common office practice is to use a naming convention such as istone or mglaive for a login.

 

Offline Nuclear1

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Well, the email system apparently tends to prefer: [email protected]

So the options would be: [email protected], [email protected], etc.
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 

Offline MikeRoz

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Perhaps Isaac Stone, Marcus Glaive, and Orlov are possible login names to the restricted area of the holonet?

If anyone tries them, perhaps it would help to consider that common office practice is to use a naming convention such as istone or mglaive for a login.
Have tried many of these, with variations on "God of Ohio State", "Hades", and "Eumendies" as the passwords.
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Offline terran_emperor

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
How heavily are we gonna facepalm when the password turns out to be something painfully obvious?
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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Well, you could ask Lobo for the facepalm collage... :drevil:
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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Or you could ask Goob for the password :nervous:

*tries phoenix

 

Offline Vip

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
Hmmm, I kinda wonder. Is there any clue hidden in this post ? It gives us some interesting insight of the GTI and probably points to the fact that Project Eumenides will play a bigger role in the new ST, however, is that it ? No hidden clues, passwords, images that are archives ? All I can see is a suspicious title - the multitude bit got my attention, but no idea how it relates to anything here.

Besides, it's Saturday. Isn't it time for another post ?
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Offline terran_emperor

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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
He's probably editing it in Word to get it right before he posts
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Re: On the destruction of a multitude
I don't think that every post has to necessarily be a component of a puzzle.  A lot of this whole thing has to do with scene-setting, establishing Aadarsh as a member of the GTI who's reacting to what happens around him.  Timeline-wise, we're just at the destruction of Vasuda Prime, which is more than a year away from where the campaign proper will start.  We still have a long ways to go, and I'm guessing there's plenty more information we have yet to discover.