The Next job

Mr. Johnson:

“I’ve got a job for you.  Well properly speaking my sponsor does.   Back before, the old US government was funding top secret electronics research, in an underground location.  This location was highly classified as was the work that was performed there.  But luckily for you old Mr. Johnson has good sources.  This research base dealt primarily in cutting edge robotics technology, well cutting edge nearly half a century ago.  So now you’ve gotta be thinking to yourself, “What’s the good in this?”  ‘Why in Hell would anyone want 50 year old half finished rusting scrap?”

Well here’s the kicker, of the many projects in this facility was a new weapon.  The idea was you drop thousands of pods across the landscape of your enemy;  the pods are roughly 8 foot tall, and 4 foot around.  Inside each pod is an advance robot, humanoid shaped.  An enemy soldier stumbles across this pod, and a beam of energy emanates from it, striking him.  Now instead of killing him outright, this beam would steal his bioorganic energies, his soul if you will, and transfer them into this robot.  The enemy soldier being drained of this energy collapses, vegetative, harmless broken.  The robot wakes up, and now has access to all the training and memories of his opponent, his very mind.  With the soul of his enemy within, it goes forth to kill.  It knows all its enemies tactics, drills, strategies, hell it knows his frakking favorite color.

Now this technology was never finished, and with the advances of cyber technology, and bioware, little research into this has been continued since.  The military was never able to turn this into a functional weapon, the facilities for direct soul transfer could never be miniaturized.  Also trying to warp the mind of your enemy in such a fashion, usually just resulted in an insane killing machine, if it worked at all.  But think of the possibilities, being able to transfer from body to body, without repercussions. This tech could lead to immortality.  This could end disease, who would be concerned with cancer, you could just transfer to a new body, a body that could last 500 years.  And don’t think this would simply be a tool for the rich.  The transfer equipment could be used repeatedly, only requiring a new robot body, Cyber samurais, who need no flesh, hackers, who live within their equipment, Security riggers, who inhabit the very building they wish to protect, the possibilities are endless.

The facility was powered by a small nuclear reactor, so its defenses may; still be in place, though the Surface levels of the facility are in ruins, satellite confirms this.  What we need you to do, is infiltrate this facility, acquire as much data about this technology as you can, and bring it back.  Working prototypes would be nice, or even largely intact ones.  If there is truly nothing left, all my employer requires is proof that you have been inside, and found nothing, photos, scans hell the directors log book, anything that proves where you were.  If you succeed my sponsor is prepared to reward you handsomely.

Oh, and if your thinking about selling this without me remember I found you once.  So…  are you in?”

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  1. #1 by Joshua on December 30, 2009 - 7:46 AM

    Sweet.

  2. #2 by Chadwick on December 30, 2009 - 11:04 AM

    I’m in.

  3. #3 by London Burt on December 30, 2009 - 1:29 PM

    I suppose I should get my character done faster.

    • #4 by Chadwick on December 30, 2009 - 4:32 PM

      Who/what did you have in mind?

  4. #5 by Joshua on December 30, 2009 - 1:31 PM

    As always, my house is available if people need a place to play.

    • #6 by Chadwick on December 30, 2009 - 4:31 PM

      We may take you up on that.

  5. #7 by VisualHierarchy on January 1, 2010 - 3:52 PM

    Very cool

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