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 [Yggdrasil. A secretive city in the alps, a new utopia for the world's best and brightest. A shining new city for the great to live and work in.

Now it is a prison. The rooms that Alice has cordoned off Caulder in are huge-part of an old botanical research facility. The gardens are beautiful, though the living space is rather thrown-together, with just a bed set up in what was meant to be a break room. A familiar face shows up on the TV in the impromptu bedroom, along with her voice.]

Hey...You haven't been eating.

Come on, your soup's going to get cold...

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Dec. 7th, 2013 07:22 pm
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One - Infirmary

[ Caulder's awake, though he's still somewhat sleepy from the anesthetic from surgery. One of his eyes is covered by a bandage. There's a few minor cuts and burn marks on his face, but nothing that will be permanent. Maxine saw to that. He's trying to play a handheld game on his tablet to keep his mind off of what happened. There's... there's just no way ALICE would flip out like that. It had to have been Pandora. It had to have messed with her programming. ]

I can't do it.

[ He said quietly, setting side his tablet. ]

I can't. She was my only friend growing up... I won't do it until I know for sure there's no way to fix her.

Two - Brig



[ It's the first day Caulder feels well enough to get out of bed. He hasn't been eating much, but it wasn't due to the durgs; it was depression and stress. He's heading for ALICE's cell. They've partitioned her and her mobile server is disconnected from the ship, but... he's worried. ALICE is smart. He has this feeling that she's still got a few tricks up her sleeve.

You can stop him before he reaches it... but when he does, he has a few things he just has to ask ALICE. ]
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[ 1 ] Action - Open to Anyone Except ALICE (for now)

Hey, um... [ Someone looks frustrated. He's been running around all day, and unlike usual for someone raised eyeballs deep in sheltered privilege he hasn't brushed his hair year this morning, and his clothing isn't quite as neatly pressed as it usually is. In his arms are a stack of brochures from various Earth Sphere nations, all holiday advertisements for gifts of all kinds; romantic gifts, electronics, jewelry, weapons and mech parts, even fancy clothing from everywhere from Neo France to Brittania to even Zeon. His bespectacled eyes just barely peek over the top of the stack. ]

I, um... I have a question... what kind of gift do you buy for an AI?

[ Not that he can't afford it. This is someone who is sitting on an inheritance that would ensure his family doesn't have to a work a day in their lives for the next six generations, and soaks up dividends from his inherited stocks and has almost nothing to spend it besides helping to fund the White Chalice's endeavors under-the-table. He just really is that clueless. ]

[b] Locked to ALICE - Coming Soon
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 [Whatever you're doing or in the middle of, Alice pops up on a terminal nearby. She's looking a bit less bubbly than usual, kind of quiet-her holographic representation has her holding her arm and avoiding eye contact every now and then. Unless you're Caulder, in which case this whole prompt does not happen, and she's her usual happy bubbly self.]

Hey...Um, I was wondering...

Why do people fall in love?

2. [Locked to Caulder]

Hey, Caulder...I think we need to talk.
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[ 1 ]



[ Something is very obviously bothering him. He's staring at the screen in the lounge, instead of playing video games and trying to beat Cynthia and Gainer's high scores, as usual. His tablet is sitting in his lap, already on its screensaver due to him being idle. He's just... staring off into space, a glass of hot coffee in his lap.

Talk to him? ]


[ 2 ]



[ Later that evening, he's looking a little bit better. He's in the hangar, looking up between the tablet, and the Zeta Plus as the repairs were already under way, paid for by him, personally. ]

I wonder if I should start looking into a new mech to pilot...

[ He wonders aloud. ALICE's tank wouldn't have been practical in space. ]
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[1/Video]
I am in agreement with the plan of attack against the Falcons. There is one drawback, however: when we attack that way, they will no longer be bound by Zelbriggen, the system of dueling generally practiced among the Clans. Thus we can expect them to freely use 'dishonorable' tactics, such as concentrated fire and physical attacks with mechs. Do not expect we will be able to limit the battle's extent by calling their commanders to a Circle Of Equals, as we have before.

If I may ask a favor: please do not say my bloodname if you speak with the Falcons.

[2/Action]

The Goliath Scorpion mechs and elemental armor are being repainted. The black and gold of their Beta Galaxy is being replaced with the tan and stylized dire wolf's head of Clan Wolf's Alpha Galaxy.

Naturally the Scorpions are looking uncomfortable. Not necessarily because they dislike deceiving the Falcons, but because it's the Wolf colors they'll be masquerading in. Like most of their Clan, the Heartvenom Cluster looks up to the Wolves with all the starry eyed admiration of a schoolgirl hoping sempai will notice her. Some of them might even be...Yes, a few of these genetically engineered super soldiers are blushing.

This seems to amuse Nikolai.

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Aug. 28th, 2013 09:49 pm
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[ 1 ] - Meeting Room, former Zeon War Room

[ After acquiring prior permission to use the old Zeon War Room to attend the semi-annual IDS Board Meeting via hologram, he wasted no time. The news of the Inspectors was a blessing, but now with these new guys... well... listen in if you want. ]

Director of Public Relations: "Good riddance to those Inspector scum. Don't they know anything about patent law!? They stole our Vector Bit technology! No, worse, they... they... copied and pirated it!"

Director of Human Resources: "These other guys, though... primeval force? I like the sound of that."

Caulder: "N-No way! That guy was creepy! The way he leaned in like that, I--"

Director of Public Relations: "I agree with the boy. A world free of want? You know what that sounds like to me? Socialism. Like dirty software pirates."

Director of Finance: "Not like it matters. Ever since the ALICE Project began managing our portfolio, we've seen nothing but a rise in profits for the last fiscal quarter. I swear, there's nothing that AI can't do."

Director of Public Relations: "Except create DRM!"

[ No wonder his father started going crazy. Caulder buried his face into his arms, desperately wishing he had his tablet. ]

Director of Government Relations: "Look, I'm not signing any new contracts with this 'Kairos Aspira' until I know for sure it would be good for the company. I don't care what the League says. And I'm sure our CEO will agree. Isn't that right, Mr. Chairman?"

[ Caulder looks up... and then nods nervously. ]

Director of Government Relations: "Good. Then we're finished here."

[ The holoconference ends. Caulder doesn't move. He just buries his head once more in his arms. That was... exhausting. He almost doesn't want to be CEO anymore. ]

[ 2 - Lounge, Mid-Afternoon ]



[ He's completely sacked out on one of the couches, his tablet in sleep mode on his lap, and a magazine covering his entire face. He's been asleep for the last four hours, despite it being the middle of the day. Anyone who approaches him will probably startle him after all of that. ]

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Jul. 10th, 2013 05:28 pm
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1.

[ Something's obviously bothering Caulder. Open in his lap is, shockingly enough, an encyclopedia, and he's turned to a page about Shockers. ]

Didn't one of these things escape the IDS Research Facility where you guys saved me?

[ He asks to whoever approaches him. ]

I heard someone say he was really good, way better than any other Shocker we've encountered. I wonder why? Was he upgraded somehow? Is that possible?

2.



[ It's passed midnight. And anyone who enters the main simulation room will find Caulder still awake, along with a large pile of empty energy drink cans. He's leaning forward, his face inches from the screen, his fingers moving a mile a minute. ]

Come on... come on... I've got you this time...

[ Aaanddd.... GAME OVER. Sudden Knightmare Frame from behind, sniping his Gelgoog High-Mobility Type in the back of the head. ]

Damn it! Ugh, I'm not never gonna beat Gainer's score!
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[Backdated to Pre-Inspector Raid]

[1]

This morning, as people walk into the White Chalice Mess Hall for some grubs, they discover a strange sight.

Isaac Sinclair, the most aristocratic of the Dullahan commando team, with blood so blue you could paint a picture of the sky with it...is in a chef's apron, squeezing out fresh oranges with a wooden press that looks centuries old, and filtering the juice into some pitchers.

"What ho!" He declares to you if you approach. "Does your heart crave nutrition this fine dawn?"

[2]

Later, he can be seen in the Gym, trying to wrestle with 'his fellow practitioners in the arts of Powered Armor'–i.e. the Elementals.

Warn/watch?

Moe Tank

May. 27th, 2013 11:39 am
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 1-[Driver recruitment]

Good morning everyone! I need some help testing out Clementine, now that it's complete. I'll need sample human drivers to copy the movements of, and also take over if I make any mistakes.

2-[Later in the day, ALICE took the tank out for a spin on her own. And it's not too long before she sends out an emergency distress call...]

Um, please come quickly! I need help!

[And indeed she does need help. Clementine has landed in a city pool, the tank's back half under water in the shallow end, while the front half sticks out of the water, propped up by the edge of the pool.]

Aah! Don't climb on that!

[Alice's plaintive cries do nothing to stop the local children from climbing all over the bright orange tank.]


3-[Well, Caulder had to pay a fine for the damage to the pool. It was reduced a bit by agreeing to have Alice perform 50 hours of community service, which she is now carrying out. You can find her and the tank working in a quarry blasting rock, pulling loads of junk at the landfill, or working in town as part of the special transit service-that is to say, impromptu public transit for the elderly and disabled.]

I wasn't made for this at all...
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[Cynthia's in the commons, game visor over her head. She's hooked it up to a monitor so that her avatar's screen can be shown off to everyone, and she's racking up quite the high score!  But this isn't your standard version of Overbattler. The machines, the stages, and even the story mode seem to be completely modified, and now they represent a retelling of the One Year War. The catch? Cynthia's playing through the Zeonic story mode, currently making an assault on White Base in a Gouf.  She's scoring pretty high, although people who'd actually witnessed the battle would probably note that the White Base had less Core Fighters, Guncannons, and Guntanks than the numerous ones that she's destroying.

The other catch? There's a 2nd player helmet on the ground, and an opponent can join in at any time!]

2
There was only so much she could put off by escaping into the world of games. The simple fact was that one of her best friends onboard was in a coma, while she'd failed hard to protect her big sis from ending up in an injured and unready state. Others will note Cynthia in the infirmary, checking up frequently on both Kamille and Haman. 

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 [There's a little dancing chibi Alice on the bottom of various computer terminals today. She's holding a sign, labeled "click here for tanks!". And if you click on it, a bunch of schematics pop up for a tank. It's based off one of the tanks everyone..."aquired" during the mission at the Tritech Labs. And it's one hell of a tank, too, incorporating a minovsky generator, a phase shift armor system, pulse lasers for point defence, a nasty main railgun, and...what looks an awful lot like a VTOL system. And that's just on a first glance!]

Well? Do you like it? I'm going to try to get the engineers to spare some time on it. It's model name is IDS T-X1, but I think it needs a common name as well...

⌨ four

Apr. 23rd, 2013 03:19 pm
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[ 1 ]

Guys... I'm sorry. That mobile doll computer thing is confusing, even for us. [ And coming from him, that's saying a lot. He looks frustrated. He also has bags under his eyes, and there's a wastebasket full of empty soda cans near his personal set-up in the lounge. ]

I tried to take a look at it earlier, but... well, let's just say there's worse things than firewalls and antivirus software. Allie can handle firewalls like these given enough time, but... I think they just made this as confusing, clunky, and un-user-friendly as possible. It's so simple of a security measure, but it's brilliant!

[ He groans, and presses the heels of his wrists into his eyes, underneath his glasses. ]

I wanted to try to help you guys have an easier time with the software, but... well, I don't think there's a whole lot we can do. I guess we'll just have to get used to it?

[ 2 ]


[ THIRTEEN HOURS LATER after sleeping for THAT long, he can be found in the lounge. He's tapping a few buttons on the touchscreen of his tablet, when he comes across... a password protected file. He can't get into it. ]

What's this?
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1)

[Patrick soon returns. In the J-Savior's hands is the Supercomputer used to regulate the Mobile Doll system! He's carefully setting it down... which is difficult because its a MOBILE SUIT. There's no doubt people will have words for him as he exits the mecha, but he seems... unusually frowny.]

Where's the Red Comet?

[Because Char was the last person by Kamille from what he heard.]


2)

[Now that he's had time to recover Patrick was deep in thought-]



Amuro Ray! AMURO RAY! SERIOUSLY! AHAHAHAHAHA!

THIS IS AWESOME!!

[-or truthfully? Fanboying over the fact that the pride of the Federation (To some people anyway) was on board. The White Devil himself, the scourge of Zeon!]

Man... do you think he does autographs?

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[Alice's video projection is flitting about from monitor to monitor, looking...rather frustrated.]

Melted down for scrap...honestly, these people! Never once thinking about others!

Grrr...I do so much for them, and then they just...!

[She flops down somewhere on the screen, looking defeated.]

Bah. Maybe someday I'll show them what it's like to be a ghost...

...I guess I'll just have to keep waiting, huh...
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[[It takes Gainer a very, very long time to come out of King Gainer's cockpit.

XAN stands next to it as well, sort of playing 'bouncer' to people trying to swarm him and drag him out... not that it's moving, but, it's standing there, posing with it's arm folded.

Gainer has his reason for not coming out of the cockpit in a hurry. He knows he said a LOT of stuff that was pretty cold hearted. He's not really wanting to deal with people after that, and all those profuse apologies he's going to have to make for stuff he said.


But, yanno, if ya'll come orderly, one-at-a-time fashion, then XAN won't have to get up in everyone's grill!]]

⌨ three

Mar. 20th, 2013 04:43 am
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[ Someone's reading a newspaper: The League Journal. Think of it like an in-universe version of 'The Wall Street Journal.' But when you go up to him, it will be obvious why he's reading it. You can easily read over his shoulder, too; he's pretty distracted. Which totally means you should be obnoxious and loud and spook him. ]

Foundation X Agents Convicted of Murder, Espionage
Still Deny Responsibility for IDS Massacre


The Foundation X operatives found at the scene of one of the worst terrorist attacks in recent Brittanian history not connected to the Black Knights were found guilty today in a unanimous verdict. After a nearly one-sided trial in which a treasure trove of evidence gathered from IDS's security cameras and digital mainframe, consisting of clear videos of the operatives hacking the security system to turn IDS's patented robotic corporate enforcers on their creators, as well as working alongside what appear to be Dopants. There were also several 'digital fingerprints' within IDS's network, bearing what Brittanian authorities claimed to be 'software identical to that used by Foundation X.'

The motive for the crime is unclear, as journalists were barred from the High Court. Brittanian authorities assure the Journal that the crime was not connected to the Black Knights run by the elusive 'Zero,' but beyond that, declined to comment further, stating that it was a 'matter of national security.' Given IDS's long-standing contracts and good relations with the Brittanian royal family despite the Lockheed family technically not being of noble blood, it is likely that Foundation X was after the top-secret project IDS has been rumored to be developing for the Brittanian military.

Last year, the now-deceased IDS Chief Executive Officer Caulder Lockheed, Sr. was inexplicably missing from the annual Brittanian Royal Ball, stated to have been ill. Despite this, he was seen the next day in London, the only apparent sign of illness being those of sleep deprivation, seemingly confirming the rumors that he was personally developing the long-speculated IDS-developed central hub for Brittania's new line of AI-controlled Knightmare Frames.

Given the heinous nature of the crimes, the seven Foundation X operatives are likely going to be sentenced to death, if not a life sentence of hard labor. The operatives, convicted of multiple counts of murder, terrorism, and attempted espionage, continue to deny the charges, with the Foundation insisting that they were framed. Foundation X has since been permanently banned from doing business in Brittania.

Noticeably absent from the verdict hearing was Caulder Lockheed, Jr., who was recently confirmed by the company to have inherited the majority of IDS stocks, effectively making him the new CEO despite him being too young to officially take on a leadership role within the company. An IDS spokesman stated that the young CEO was 'traumatized' by the incident, for which he was present at the time, and needed time to recover while declining to comment on where he is. IDS has requested the press respect his privacy.

Sentencing is scheduled for mid-April.


[ Caulder sighs. ]

They finally got them, then...

[ He looks back at a nearby terminal, smiling at it. He knew she was watching. ]
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1.[You're walking somewhere alone, when the CGI form of Alice chooses to bother you from a nearby computer terminal.]

Hey! Hey! Guess what, guess what, guess what!

2.[There are, of course, missions against AI opponents for the various mecha simulation things. But today, there's a new one! And while normally they have an Easy to Very Hard ranking, this one is in a class all by itself.

-Endgame-
Difficulty: Lunatic
Terrain: ???
Opponents: ???
Summary: Defeat the Red Queen.
]


(The bottom battle will just be for extreme cool things, and will change every time someone tries it.)

Departure

Feb. 27th, 2013 06:09 am
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[On White Chalice's deck, Lily's five friends from Angel Force are loading a stasis pod on board of their ship. Inside the pod, behind a big round glass, there is Lily Rain EVE, or rather what's left of her. Even though her whole body is badly damaged, most of her left side is missing and there is a huge hole in her chest, the expression on her face is almost serene.]


Lily... No... I can't believe this is happening...


All we can do at this point is take her back to Cosmic Ark... And hope it's not too late...

[Mark your response as 1 if you want to talk to Angel Force, 2 for reactions/mingle.]
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1-[Caulder and that backpack he always carries with him are in the hangar, looking over machines. Alice's holographic form is floating alongside him.]

So, which ones do you like? There are an awful lot of robots in here!

2-[At night, for whatever reason, you're at the simulators. And it seems there's someone else logged in as well, a "White Rabbit", looking for a challenge. Dare ye accept?]

⌨ two

Feb. 13th, 2013 02:57 pm
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1 - Lounge, Locked from ALICE

[ Someone's been pacing around the room, looking a little worried. That's because he realized what day it is. He still looks immaculately clean, and his clothing is still well-pressed, but it's in stark contrast to the fact that he's freaking out over something others might find dumb. ]

Oh, man... crap... I didn't realize what day it is... crap...

[ When he sees you, he runs up to you, pleading. ]

W-What do computer programs like for Valentine's Day!?

2 - Later that day, still in the lounge (OTA)



[ VIDEO GAMES. He took the liberty of setting up one of the video game systems on the ship to the giant screen on the wall that usually displays various mission things. There's controllers everywhere. But, there's also a USB stick bearing the "IDS" logo on it plugged into one of the controller slots, and the ALICE backpack is seated next to him. ]



I bet Allie and I can take anyone on this ship! Three lives each, no time limit.

[ THINK YOU'RE UP TO THIS!? Accept their challenge! ]

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Feb. 1st, 2013 12:52 am
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[1] - Lounge

[ Well, someone just had their Despair Event Horizon. He's been sitting there for hours now, perfectly still, just staring out right in front of him. He's pale, and his eye occasionally twitches. He looks almost like he's dead, if not for the fact that occasionally, he'll take a heavy breath. He was given a sedative to make him relax, but it's clear he can't sleep. He's... completely shellshocked after what he just saw.

A familiar backback is next to him, though. It's silly-looking, but slightly disturbing. Anyone who expects to talk to him might find a hologram popping out of nowhere. ]


[2] - Infirmary, Psych Ward



[ He's been clinging to that backpack for a while now, but he's here for his first PTSD therapy session. He takes a seat on the couch, not lying down. Whichever doctor Ayame assigned to him might want to take their time with him. He's just a kid, but what he witnessed has left him completely traumatized. If it wasn't for a certain hologram... he'd probably have gone into shock a while ago. ]

[3] - Lounge (the next day)



Okay... I'll try to explain everything, now.

[ He owes them answers. He's still in the same seat he was in yesterday, and the backpack is next to the chair, leaning against the side of it. On the nearby table is a Britannian newspaper, with a few very notable headlines: "HORROR! Foundation X Accused of IDS Massacre." "Caulder Lockheed, Sr. Murdered, See Obituaries. Son Inherits Multi-Billionaire's Fortune." "Foundation X Agents Charged with Murder, Death Penalty Sought by Brittanian Crown Prosecution: Foundation X Banned from Doing Business in Brittania." "Foundation X Denies Involvement in IDS Massacre." "League of Ruling Corporations Condemns Massacre, Pulling Investments from Foundation X."

He looked down at the papers, and then at the backpack. He opens the top - inside is a lot of very expensive-looking hardware, bearing the IDS logo. As expensive as it looks, it also doesn't look easy to break. It almost looks like it was woven into the fabric. He removes his tablet from earlier, which was apparently hooked up to a cord inside of the backpack. He taps the screen.

On the screen is a control panel of sorts, bearing the IDS logo, as well as the words 'Advanced Living Intelligent Command Ensemble.' ]


I think this is what they wanted. I'll... answer any questions you have, but I don't know a whole lot besides what my dad told me, and what I learned by reading this.

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