Division EI0302F Communication

Division EI0302F

(Using this for communications between members of the Division; feel free to edit. using Parentheses for Out Of Character text.)

A conversation with Bob Athena.

Hey guys, I had a quick chat with Athena while tinkering in my room. Here’s a slightly edited log, for your perusal.

First, Cara; I’m thinking we give the UIG the bare minimum that they need to know: Everything exploded, we were given a way out, ended up in an unfamiliar place, with armed men, and things got out of hand. Given that the A.I. could teleport us without us having any devices to hand, and was able to avoid a manual override, we think it prudent to go along with its wishes and investigate its nature and intentions for the time being. Obviously we’re all very sorry, but it was just a big misunderstanding, and we’ll do our best to hinder any other infringements it may cause going forward. That sound alright?

L: ‘Bob,’ now that we have some moments to spare would you mind answering a few questions? I assume we have enough of your attention that you can still hear me…

A: Yes Luc? I’m still here. What can I do for you?

L: Settle some curiosity and hopefully smooth out whatever we’ll be doing for you next, I imagine. I doubt you’ll be surprised to hear I’ve not come across an A.I. as advanced as yourself before; my own fascination aside, I imagine we’ll be more effective if we have some idea what you’re capable of, and what we’re doing… -————————————————————————. First off, though – do you have an actual name? It’s going to drive me mad, calling you ‘Bob’ forevermore.

A: I was curious to how long I would be referred to as ‘Bob’, -—————————————————————————————-. -—————————————————————————————————————————————————- please, call me Athena, -—————————————————-.

L: I like it; nice to meet you, Athena. Apologies; we can’t have given the best first impression, but we get that way sometimes when things get… explosive. At any rate, if we’re going to be working for you for some time, we should probably know what you’re capable of. I figure we’re going to need to tread a fine line between being -————-, and being unable to use Rank or Licenses. It’s fairly evident that you’re not the run of the mill A.I. -——————————————————————————. -——————————————————————-

A: -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Nevertheless, my capabilities are indeed greater than those of the A.I.s you all posses. For one thing, I am fully sentient.
-———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-. There is one small issue with this though. I am not actually integrated with any of your systems. I am merely able to communicate with you, not actually give you any of the benefits of my system. That would require a small modification to your A.I. harness.

L: -——-. I think it probably best if we stay separate for now. What would it take for us to give you a physical link to a system we had physical access to? Would hooking up my PDA do the trick?

A: In all honesty, if you had said yes, I would have been more warey of co-operating with you. A sensible man does not let just any old A.I. in his system. But, well, access through a PDA would aid, but I would not be able to exert as much influence on the system, extra noise having to pass through another device. -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————. Still, it will allow me to help you more than I current can.

L: Good to know, good to know. I’ll keep that in mind. Have you seen { the report of UIG charges against Divison EI0302F }, by the way? To be expected, I guess, but it could be an inconvenience. Could you give me a brief heads up on what we’ll be doing for you next, or what your end game is? -———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

A: Oh dear, that is an inconvenience. If you get in their bad books much more, you’ll be of criminal rank. -——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————.

L: -———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————. -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

A: -———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-. In the meantime, what do you plan to do regarding -——————— the current criminal charges hanging over your head?

L: I’ll run it by - { Cara } first, but I intend to say that we were coerced into the teleport by a rogue A.I. that, to our knowledge, was blowing our ship up. We pushed the cargo out of the ship with the intent of letting the next ship pick it up, -—————————————————————————. Given the nausea caused by the teleport, and the stress caused by the exploding ship, we were on edge when we arrived, and Alice shot without thinking. -———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-.

A: -———, though I’m sure the UIG will want some form of compensation. And, the E.I. might start questioning why it’s already been a day without a report to HQ. -——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————.

L: That they would, but - { Cara } and Alice can deal with that if it comes to it. Or our bosses, if it comes to it. -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-. -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-.

A: -————————————————————————. But yes, I have done a background search on all of you so far, as you might expect. -————————————————————————————————————————————-. -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-.

Regards,
Luc

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