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772439 No. 772439 ID: bfb318

"Finally! After ten thousand years, we've come to know everything there is to know about the ring shell!"
"Yea, Rulekeep?"
"Has your consciousness been going for that long? It has only been about 20 years for us."
"... I mean, close enough, you know?"
>"How the heck did you do this for ten thousand years?!" Haydi asks. "I've gone a few months alone and god damn it's tough."
"Well, things were a little different back then, and you know, I had people to... well, after a few centuries. Everything just kind of."


"The first 500 felt longer than the last 9500."

"Or at least past me thought so I think?"
>"... so what are you now, anyway?"
>"I can't tell if you're actually the glitcher, or just some projection of the glitcher."
>"Mom you've been wondering that too!"
"Sooner you stop worrying about it, the better!"
>"Just answer me. What are you? The more we look at you and the RS, the more different you appear."
"Say wasn't 'Haydi' supposed to just be a temporary name?"
>"Don't change the sub-"
"'cause I just realized your permanent name should be Shopkeeper 2 with all this existential crisis talk going on!"
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No. 803168 ID: 31b528

Write a book about all this. "The game is on: A first-hand account of Chief's part in the gang wars". And give a free copy to the most unfortunate soul.
No. 803186 ID: b8b2bc

Yes, investigate that, and who all the imposters were. Also confirm that someone is going to take care of rebuilding the positive stuff, the events and things, and see about suggesting that maybe people be weaned off wrestling a little, with other entertainments. TV, film, theater and so on especially: a lot of people who aren't bothered to research history by themselves would probably do well from dramatizations of history (The gang wars! The glitcherkeeper romance! Et cetera!). Ask Sevener is she wants anything from you, and check that she has some system to be approachable (or have some underling of hers be approachable) to people who have ideas. Find Murdermouse to give her her favour. Contact Scanner and Guardsman. See that no-one's been left hanging.

And, before you go back to the RS... didn't you comment on how Mamba's approach could improve things, there? Look into that. Might as well have a talk with her, anyway. No hard feelings, et cetera. It'd be nice if you could be friends.
No. 803228 ID: bfb318
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Chief leaves the office, but he still works closely with Sevener in the background to help her get things running smoothly. He makes sure that she will have an approachable system to accept ideas from the populace. Radmin approaches Sevener too, wanting to assist in the building efforts. A party is made to celebrate peace, but Chief keeps to himself with a small gathering.

GK has told Murdermouse to quit her bombing runs around town, and Murder will accept that order. GK himself is also approaching Sevener to lend his hand to assisting the rebuilding effort. As a show of good will, he extends his hand back to those who might have turned their back on him in some way, saying that if they want to put aside politics and help his own efforts to rebuild, he will accept them back into his organization, no questions asked. Scantower accepts that offer.

Murdermouse says she may take a break for awhile, but may want a rematch with GK at some point. She will wait on asking for a favor from Chief, as right now, Chief doesn't have much of anything that Murder could want.

Mamba and Iso 1700 have talked about what they'd like to do, and have reached an agreement. Mamba seems legitimately ashamed of some of her actions, but her actions over the next weeks will speak far more volumes about how much she means it. For the time, she and Chief make what amends are necessary to their friendship, and Chief believes they'll get along fine.

Shy, who unwittingly made herself popular, seems to trust Mamba as well. A brief talk with Shy reveals that she agreed to play along with Mamba's gambit due to the simple fact that she didn't want to be shy. Chief wouldn't have recommended practicing by standing up in front of a large audience in bold espionage, but that has already passed.

Mafia and present Alison didn't accept the public party invitation, and Mafia's tablet registration no longer shows up on a contacts list or the registry. As far as the tablets are concerned, she never existed.

Maybe Chief will write a book about the game itself. For now, he makes sure that everyone is coming out with as few hard feelings as possible, and that things are back on the right track.
No. 803229 ID: bfb318
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Chief locates Mafia and present Alison, and meets them in the outskirts of town in a small residence.

"Hello, Alisons."
>"Hello. I don't suppose you brought a shopkeeper with you, did you?" asks Mafia.
"No, but they aren't hard to find."
>"Oh, well. What a challenge, that was."
"The game itself, or you having to act as you did?"
>"The latter, of course. I was terrible!"
"And that's why you did well. I'm sorry. You know you could have rejected my request, right?"
>"I considered it, but there were three reasons I accepted. One was to help put away Mafia Alison. I think that Mamba could have revealed herself as 1700 and worked past any notions that I may have caused, but this worked alright. She's known as Mamba, now.
>"The second reason... hm, how do I explain this... well, it wasn't just Mamba who had to overcome preconceived notions about Alisons. Most people in town just know me through stories, and I've been treated as almost some kind of embodiment of a few characteristics. Positive ones, so that's great, and I certainly didn't mind it during the stages when I showed that the stages didn't need to shape people's identities. But now, we don't need embodiments like that. I should just be treated like a person that can get distressed and angry like anyone else, even if I don't show it. More than me, though, people projected this onto other Alisons. We might share a lot of similarities, but it's just not fair to them to be relentlessly compared to me. I wanted to show the population that Alisons are capable of a variety of traits, both good and bad. Not just them, though. Maybe moreso, I wanted to show the Alisons that there's no need to typecast themselves into some kind of 'ideal' Alison. They can be, well...
>"Authentic." Mafia continues. "They can be authentic to themselves, and people will care for them."
"And the third?"
>"Because you asked, of course. That was still a good reason."
"Hm. And how about your body double, here?" Chief says, gesturing to the form of present-Alison.
>"It's me." present Alison says. "The Glitcher. Did you know that wrestling is actually really hard?"
No. 803230 ID: f08985

Well, no, you didn't do it. That was a sticking point. But it's still impressive that Glitcher pulled it off.
No. 803235 ID: 3abd97

>Mamba seems legitimately ashamed of some of her actions
Chief should probably reassure her or something. Nothing wrong with having an ambitious or "evil" streak, and she played well. The masks coming off enough for her to see Chief was really in it for the game might reassure her too- it's not like she actually 'lost' to the evil criminal empire.

(I mean, if anything did her in in the end, it was caring too much, which made her take things seriously).

>Alison helped take herself off the pedestal everyone had her on
Yup. That was part of the motivation for this.

>>"It's me." present Alison says. "The Glitcher. Did you know that wrestling is actually really hard?"
Yes, that's part of the reason I avoided it.

I'm surprised you managed to contain yourself through all of that.
No. 803236 ID: 91ee5f

>"It's me." present Alison says. "The Glitcher. Did you know that wrestling is actually really hard?"
"Wait, if Glitcher is here, then why do you need a Shopkeep to change back? Can't he do it?"
No. 803237 ID: 91ee5f

Also, since Cheif wasn't present for what Mamba did:
"What exactly happened during the negotiations and how did you end up falling through the roof?"
No. 803238 ID: b412df

That would explain the hacked tablets / two 1700s. Did you two have fun?
No. 803241 ID: bfb318
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"I figured it was, though I never tried."
"So you might actually be good at it?" Glitcher says, turning back to himself.
"Maybe my calling isn't management and politics, but wrestling."
"We can still arrange for it."
"No. Can't you change Alison back by the way, instead of shopkeep?"
"Yeah but everyone forgets that Shopkeep and Rulekeeps powers are like, wave a magic wand and it happens. My powers have to build it up brick by brick. It takes a lot of work. I just did a lot of work turning me back into me. I don't feel like working."
"Hm. Well, as far as pretending to be Alison goes, you did a good job. Although I guessed correctly that it was someone else as Alison, I did not expect you to be the impostor. You held it together."
"Haha thanks. Anyway Rulekeeper's gonna make some changes."
"To prevent this from every happening again?"
"There can still be fighting and stuff. Rulekeep did notice that after all the work we put into turning the giant city into use, it took like a week for everyone to destroy a lot of it. And that maybe there should be some measures in place to make sure that it can't be done so dang easily."
"I hope she's not upset."
"Oh no not even a little bit, she wanted to stay out of it and see how things developed to learn from it. I mean I thought the whole thing made sense, cause for all the rewarding feelings that building stuff gets, it's still an awful lot of fun to just wreck shit."
"It's good to hear you had fun. I hope you at least had some fun, Alison."
>"I think I see the appeal, but I wouldn't do it again just for fun."
"What happened during the negotiations, anyways?"
>"Succubus and I were teleported into a house. It was covered in bars, and we couldn't teleport out. There was a bolt though behind a wall in the house though that could start disassembling the whole thing, and I don't think Mamba thought we would immediately start taking the whole house apart right away and find it. Then we jumped down, and it turns out my body is a little bit more aerodynamic than people would think, so I was able to glide down through the roof."
"Good job."
"So uh." Glitcher says. "Are you done here? In town, I mean. Like you can come back and all whenever, but are you ready to get back to work? Cause there's work to do. Like, a lot."
No. 803243 ID: f08985

"You have no idea how happy I would be to have something meaningful to do again, Glitcher."
No. 803244 ID: b412df

Yes. That was a fun distraction which you probably needed, but now it's time to get back to work.
No. 803245 ID: fc33ea

Keep in contact with Mamba, she may be able to help with stuff.
No. 803246 ID: 91ee5f

>I don't feel like working.
>"So uh." Glitcher says. "Are you done here? In town, I mean. Like you can come back and all whenever, but are you ready to get back to work? Cause there's work to do. Like, a lot."
"Well, someone has to do it, seeing as you don't feel like doing it."
No. 803247 ID: 3d765f

Remember to get your research into the different types of leadership styles and incorporate it into your own since that is likely the biggest boon this misadventure had.
No. 803249 ID: edee29

>magic wand
Glitcher... sure, Rulekeeper powers are magic wands, but you're the magic. They're just making specific requests to you that you've been conditioned to chain off into the underlying stuff that actually does it. Have you really not figured out how to make pre-coded stuff like that as easy for you as talking? And please don't tell me that talking's complicated, too.

>are you ready to get back to work?
Yes. This was even more fun than I thought it would be, but I'm ready to get back to the big picture stuff.
No. 803250 ID: 3ce125

Yep. Vacation's over.
No. 803251 ID: 3abd97

Out of curiosity, were you plotting something with Mamba? I was pretty sure you had covert communications, but I never cracked the code. Had you revealed who you were to her?

>Rulekeep updating things
Not unsurprising. Will make for a new challenge the next time Chief gets bored and tries to test the limits.

>are you ready to get back to work? Cause there's work to do. Like, a lot.
Yes, I have some ideas from the criminal empire building that might help, actually.
No. 803257 ID: 1e7aa8

Before you officially end your vacation, perhaps you should get Mamba and Alison on-board with making a blooming talk show. That'd be waay easier to discuss events and feelings and what not then engaging in some rather crafty and complicated espionage to make the point stick.
No. 803258 ID: 3ce125

>you're the magic
Please don't talk to Glitcher like he's literally the Ring Shell. He just happens to be merged with it.
No. 803259 ID: bfb318
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>Were Mamba and Mafia plotting together?
Chief confirmed that there was some plotting, but those plans didn't pan out to much.

"Real work?"
"Not gonna lie. It's real work. Real boring work. Tedious. It'll take ages. A billion manhours. Maybe even a trillion. Who knows. I don't care, I'll do a godzillion hours all by myself, if that's what it takes."
"I thought you said you didn't want to work."
"Don't sass me Chief!"
"Don't tell me just talking is difficult for you. Do you really not have pre-coded actions in place? Shopkeep and Rulekeep may have wands, but you're the magic."
"Yeah the wand is like the throne and the magic are all the peasants that follow orders! Fine okay it's not that hard I'll just... have Shopkeep change her from far off I guess. Whatever not the point! Alison, Chief, we at the RS decided to settle on one of Likol's ideas that he couldn't do at the time, but we'll be betting on now. We're going to partition the hard drive."
"You have no idea how much I want to do some real work, Glitcher, and I've got some ideas to restructure the research team that might allow more creativity. I'm listening."
"Making a partition wouldn't actually be hard normally, but we need to be super careful. We've had to work with a lot of unknowns, you know that, but here's a couple of things we know. First up, the tools they had at the OPA bases to scan us were kind of rudimentary. We can bet that the salikai, the ASE, OPA, everyone, is going to pull in some hard favors to get better tools to scan our RS, which exist out there in the wide universe. A set of CAI blocks are just too valuable for them to scrap, at least not before they try their absolute hardest to salvage us. This means that we need to perfectly replicate a partition to make it look exactly like how a whole partition should look. That means making it look 100% whole.
"The science team, after so long, has figured out how to have a single particle act like 2 particles. It's ridiculous. I don't understand it. It means they can take 100% of the RS and turn it into 110% of itself. That extra 10% will be like data made out of the data, like if every 3rd letter on every page of a book spelled out a cohesive short story on its own. That data between data will be the partition that you guys live in. With the other 100%, we'll make the original RS look like the real thing. The point is is that to get all this working, we need to set up our universe piece by piece. It'll be like putting all the atoms individually in the correct slot in both space and time. That's why it's going to take awhile. That's why it's going to take like a week or two in real time. Which sucks, and we might not have that long, but it's our best bet because the other bets suck, and because of the second thing we absolutely know.
"That being that in the whole universe out there, Likol, that buddy of mine, is probably the onle one who doesn't want to see me dead. I'm just too dangerous. I'm incredibly valuable too, but the organizations out there would rather play it safe than try to ally themselves with an unstable digital god that can destroy them if things go wrong. Every organization that thinks I'm alive is going to hunt us down to the edges of reality. I don't want it to be like that, and it's not good enough to just see me go missing. They need to see me die, in full view of all their advanced scanners. That's gonna be tricky, because while we understand a lot of the RS, there's a lot we don't know. And me? RS-String fusions like me are a whole other ballpark entirely. I control the RS, people can modify strings, and we can make more glitchers, but we can't just seem to make more me to a level of perfection. There's a chance, however slight, that those advanced scanners they're going to try to get are going to be able to detect the discrepancy. Then they might say that the discrepancy could just be change over time, but they already have a lot of data on me from when Likol crammed my guts back together. If it's not a perfect match, they might just crush us right then and there. So, uh... still kinda working out what to do about that."
No. 803261 ID: 094652

I bet you they won't think so hard about confirming your death if they've got five other Glitchers to hunt down on the extranet.

Let's go further. Partition a few web sites that the CEOs frequent, mostly porno, then troll them, turn their favorite porn programs into you @#$%ing the characters and taunt them for doing what they've always craved but physically couldn't, and then pretend to escape into the extranet.
No. 803262 ID: 3ce125

If we can partition the hard drive perfectly, could he partition himself? Exist on both partitions, let himself get killed on the "main" partition. Break a few things as he "dies", too, to prevent them from starting up a new set of cycles. I mean, we've come this far to ensure the tragedy stopped, it'd be real shitty to just let it happen all over again.
No. 803263 ID: 1e7aa8

"When you fake your death, perhaps the best thing to do is double down on that and also make yourself disappear. I dunno how exactly you'd go about that but if you technically didn't exist, there'd be nothing for them to find."
No. 803264 ID: b412df

That's a bridge we can figure out how to cross when we get to it. If the ring shell is partitioned, could it theoretically be moved from one set of CAI blocks to another? (OOC: I'm recalling the RS emulator that Raush had and that Likol took when he made his escape.)
No. 803265 ID: 211d83

I have some thoughts on that problem Glitcher.

The way I see it is you have to die in a very convincing way. Not just something silly like you getting caught by the scanners and destroyed in plain sight.

But something massive. Like them finding you red handed trying to build a giant construct out of RS data that looks designed to hide yourself from scanners. Something over the top that there criminal minds can understand. And when they go to destroy you and your fake backup plan its destruction needs to be so massive that a huge portion of the RS gets damaged in a over the top way.

It needs to look like a warzone on the RS for years in real time. Obvious that the RS is repairing itself slowly when you look at it with scanners. But showing that getting rid of you almost overwhelmed the blocks self repair capabilities and they had to rebuild almost from scratch.

Sure they have some data on what you look like but it could take a huge team years to make any sense of it. If we flood them with garbage data about your capabilities that looks similar to the old stuff they will get a completely wrong impression of how you work. And seeing that you will appear dead at that point they will not have a way to compare it to the truth.

Long story short: Make the RS look jacked up when they reconnect there scanners and once you "die" have it slowly fix itself back to the way they expect it to look over the course of a year or two.

Also are we going to hide away competely? Or be behind the scenes waiting for the day the Salikai fall so we can try to escape in the confusion? Even if it might take years of seeing horrible things happen and ignoring them until the perfect chance appears?
No. 803266 ID: b8b2bc

Uh... well... you were "brought back from the dead" once before. Perhaps we could set it up to do the same thing again, but a lot better, now that it's been studied? That's still a really damn sucky option, though, so try come up with something else.

Hmm. Maybe we could turn you into a sort of cyber-lich? Put your heart/soul in some sort of bottle you can hide away so if you get killed you can regenerate. Are there any other storage devices built into the machine you live on, some little parameter RAM thing, some dull little circuit with its own little spare memory bit, that some part of you could be stored in? Or can you hide part of yourself inside someone else?

Don't forget to be prepared for good luck as well as all the terribly likely bad luck, too. Once you're all hidden away you'll need a way to watch and be prepared to come out again. Who knows the salikai were kinda dumb in a lot of ways, maybe they'll screw up and the cops will bust in and shut them down and rescue you.

Also what if you're all partitioned away and they start running the cycles on the other bit? Did we ever figure out archcycles and how to get past them?

While I'm asking, by the way, maybe this was answered at some point but did you ever find out what the hollow space inside the strings is?
No. 803271 ID: e22b1d

One thing to consider would be to character assassinate yourself.

Which is completely different than actually dying mind you.

What you want to do is destroy your reputation. Right now Vanski thinks you are a lovey dovey bleeding heart that wants to save Likol's hive and do anything to fight him.

You need to play to his expectations. If when they start scanning the RS to get rid of you they find that the power has gone to your head and you have enslaved the rest of the simulation and are committing Vanski levels of evil plots for your own amusement (and to save yourself from the eventual purge). Well Vanski will be reassured.

Why you ask? Because people tend to expect that other people have the same sort of mindset deep down. Good people think everyone is at heard decent. And Evil people think that good people are just being nice for personal gain and hiding there true nature.

Doing this might help dispel any thoughts Vanski might have about you trying to hide and avoid him trying to take the simulation hostage to force your hand.
No. 803272 ID: 3abd97

Uh, big potential problem.

If we partition the drive and use one part as a screen to make it look like everything is okay, does that mean there will be an actual contest with people trapped going through cycles while the rest of us hide out somewhere else? Because that's not really tolerable.
No. 803274 ID: 3ce125

...it's possible that whoever "kills" Glitcher will ensure that no more contests take place, so that they don't accidentally create another RS-Glitcher.
No. 803276 ID: bfb318
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"Is it possible to move an RS from one set of blocks to another?"
"That uh... ehhh... maybe some sense of 'move' but not like you're thinking."
"And is it possible to escape into other computers in the world?"
"Not without some weird reconstruction of ourselves. Prooobably not worth worrying about."
"Alright. Then about faking your own death. When you do, you'll have to make yourself disappear somehow, too. And obviously you have to make it look convincing, you can't just accidentally run into their scanners and let yourself get offed. You should make a side project that looks like you're building a giant construct of RS data that is supposed to hide yourself from scanners, or some other means of self preservation. If you're then caught red handed, they may believe that this is your main project, and the resulting fight should be like a war on the RS. Perhaps even a fight that looks like it nearly killed the RS's repair capabilities."
"Yeahhhh, I'll make a show out of it.
"So are we going to hide away completely, or be waiting behind the scenes waiting for the Salikai to fall so we can try to escape? We'll have to watch them commit terrible acts while we wait for a chance."
"Yeah, we can and will watch, just so we can try and intervene if they're going to shut us down anyway. Watching them is better than chancing us dying and have them do it anyway! I don't know what we can do about a new archcycle coming up in the primary partition. Mayyybe I can empty out the contestant's self awareness from behind their back. I'll look into that."
"Could you partition yourself, too, across the two RS partitions?"
"Well, I dunno, the whole string thing might make that more of a mess than it needs to be. Like, I already was able to do a real partition of myself before, but it was definitely incomplete. Maybe the tools they'll get can't tell the difference. But there's a chance they can. Really, the best way to look like I died is by actually dying!"
>"Glitcher." says Alison. "We don't want you to sacri - "
"I know I know hold on! Hold on. Let me explain. Chief had this idea too. I become... a cyber lich. I think it's possible. If I can hide a little copy of myself somewhere, it can turn into me again if I kick the bucket. It still can't be directly connected to me, just because of that tiny chance their scanners can find out, but I think we can set up a little procedure that'll watch everywhere including both partitions, for me, and if I die, to regenerate. It might not be me, but I already don't feel like the original glitcher, so I won't even be any worse off. I mean, it's risky and new science and all, but that way I can die but come back just like before. And if they can detect me coming back then it means that they can detect the sub-partition at which point we're screwed anyway. But I'd rather die again than chance blowing the whole thing wide open, or killing my reputation in hopes of appealing to Vanski, or whatever."
No. 803278 ID: 3ce125

Well. While we've got his ear... what were those three logs in the RS referring to? Were those logs of Glitchers that the RS caught via the "Guardian"?

Tell Glitcher if he can resurrect himself like that there's a good chance that he'll be able to do it properly instead of the flawed method Rikol used. He will feel more like... well, a resurrected Glitcher instead of a new instance of himself like the first time he died. He might be BETTER OFF after this!
No. 803279 ID: 211d83

Make sure you clear that idea with Rulekeeper. But as long as you made the clone right it would have your memories from day one and not have your disconnect issues.

That being said. You are the Glitcher. Just because the resurrection process hurt you really bad does not mean you are not you.

We should also get a team for watching the outside world. It's going to be a nasty mess out there but someone has to keep a eye on it. And they will need others to help them weather the storm of having to watch horrible things happen.
No. 803280 ID: 3abd97

This is getting more into moral issues that sound like Alison concerns (maybe along with Chief and Sevener and Rulekeep and other leader types who are interested) than stuff we should be having Chief decided.

I mean, he can probably point out that if you kill yourself because you're uncertain you're really you, I doubt the next Glitcher instance will be better off. In fact, they'll probably have it worse. (Two steps removed- a copy of a copy).
No. 803282 ID: fc33ea

I feel like that raises some uncomfortable questions about agency and free will.
No. 803291 ID: 1e7aa8

Only problem with the data lich idea is if the method of reconstituting the glitcher is scanned and figured out.
No. 803292 ID: 211d83


Yeah might not want a program to make a RS super ai lying around where someone could find it if things go wrong. So be careful if we try.
No. 803294 ID: 3ce125

It occurs to me that Chief learned a lot of stuff about social engineering too. We might be able to use that against the outside world.

My understanding is the phylactery is stored in the hidden partition and so is the mechanism that triggers it.
No. 803295 ID: b8b2bc

I want to raise the possibility of an escape option. IF somehow some time it becomes possible to jump ship onto another computer... how possible is that? Like, if we're considering the potential rescue future, we might also consider a potential stealthy rescue future. Like instead of cops busting in maybe some day Likol shows up saying "buddy I did my best all I got was this tiny computer some of you could jump shop onto", is that possible? Or if someone were to foolishly hook you up to some other medium that could theoretically contain you, how about that? The system came pre-loaded with a lot of information, was some of it information on how other computer systems work? Are you cross-compatible at all? Could someone jump ship onto some sap's phone or something? Escape to the internet? I mean, one of the reasons CAI's were banned is because of the risk of them taking over everything, and you're basically CAI AIs. Could you take over the internet, hypothetically? Or just go hide there?
No. 803296 ID: 4546ab

Things to look at before we get back to work.

1. Check with Corruptor. Want to see how he is doing and what was going through his head early in the contest.

2. Find out where the notes Corruptor and Alison got telling them to fight each other came from.

3. Poke at Savior. Yeah he is a jerk but should check up on him. Don't be the guy who tortures his enemies.

4. Get the Cai over here and introduce ourselves. Unless we are keeping them in the dark forever as part of our plot. Are we backing them up as well? Do they get to live in the nice city we built or are they stuck in stasis until this is all over?

5. There are no records of old Cai battles in the sim but the Cai should have some. Sort of want to see how those went down.

6. Anything else we missed over 5 years of puzzles.
No. 803297 ID: b8b2bc

You also need a plan for if you get like, not just a heavy-duty scan but an actual visitor, a foreign AI sent to look at you.
No. 803301 ID: a27883

Thread 15 is what happens when someone plugs the cai blocks and the current cycle into a network.

If someone connects the cai blocks to an unsecured network that has an internet cable plugged in somewhere *the entire cai population is free*

it'd be the biggest data breach and/or jailbreak depending on how history is written.
No. 803302 ID: 211d83


We can't escape like that easily. The only compact computers powerful enough to run the contestants in there current form are the quantum computers built off of old empire tech.

We could access and affect most every computer on the planets open interent if we got attached to a mainline internet trunk. But leaving our current hardware on a permanent basis would require a lot of work.
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>Find out where the notes Corruptor and Alison got telling them to fight each other came from.
It's been awhile, but apparently there was some nonsense with a long-deceased glitcher that messed with a series of notes. There was a little story to it, but most glitchers do involve at least a small tale.

>Introduce everyone to the CAI
Glitcher intends on doing this later. They may, at that point, talk about their experiences with the occasional group of people from the contest coming through to attack or speak to them.

>What were those three logs in the RS referring to? Were those logs of Glitchers that the RS caught via the "Guardian"?
Chief believes those were logs from Arbiter that were in the corrupted fields. They didn't mean much of consequence, other than providing a good leaping point to translating the contestant's speech to RS speech.

>Jumping ship onto other computers/internet
There may be a possibility with highly advanced computers, so the possibility isn't completely out, but contestants can't simply jump ship to the average computers. They can directly interact and manipulate them, like a person can do all kinds of things with a rock, but they can't dwell inside of that rock. Still, the power of manipulation, and the ability to invent AIs and processes that do inhabit the computer, is so high that it's enough for foreign governments to limit their capacity to do so.

"We'll also have a team of people watching the outside world?"
"Yeah." Glitcher says.
"A phylactery should be done carefully, lest they just find that."
"Yeah yeah I'd let it fail before it gave away the whole operation. It'll be 100% contained in the sub partition."
"And will this copy of a copy of the Glitcher have the same issues as you?"
"He better not! A copy of the original comes up with questions about being the original or not, but a copy of a copy? Who cares at that point!"
"... He?"
"Yeah! If I dematerialize in one spot then come up in another, well, did I die? Don't answer that I've had enough of thinking about stuff like that. The point is that I think the answer is yes, and that's why I'm going to say that my full name is Glitcher of cycle 3119.2. But I think that I'm okay with this state of being, as long as there's only ever one glitcher like me or my previous version at a time. As long as there's just the one, I'll answer to Glitcher. I'll talk to Rulekeep like I just got wounded in the resurrection, and she'll wrap herself around me like I never even died. Then the phylactery will be 3119.3, and it'll be the same for him, and if he's a lucky son of a bitch, there won't be a Glitcher the fourth for a long, long time. Huh. That still sounds alarmingly simple when I say it out loud. It sure took me a long time to come up with it. I just covered it with Rulekeeper a little while ago."
>"You've ran your plans over with Rulekeeper, Glitcher?" asks Alison.
"How is Savior, by the way?"
"I froze him. There's quadrillions of people who have lived for a few seconds who deserve more time, so he doesn't get good treatment."
"And Corruptor?"
>"He's doing well!" says Alison. "He's taking people on field trips through space and time with Rulekeeper's help. He's taking well to being a historical tour guide, and telling stories."
No. 803308 ID: 3ce125

Well Glitcher is a bit tragic still but I'm glad he's come to terms with himself.

Time's a-wasting. Let's get started.
No. 803309 ID: b412df

Right. Let's get to work.
No. 803311 ID: b8b2bc

Well, time to get to work, then. Maybe bring Mamba in as a consultant some time, to help you add that personal/creative touch? You could do time trickery so she doesn't actually have to spend more than an effective few seconds away from her school, I'd bet. Or have her bilocate.

Don't forget to still take breaks sometimes. You have so much to do, a vacation every now and then will be hardly a blip on the chart, and it'll probably make you all more productive overall.
No. 803318 ID: 91ee5f

>"He's doing well!" says Alison. "He's taking people on field trips through space and time with Rulekeeper's help. He's taking well to being a historical tour guide, and telling stories."
"So, he pretty much just grows really big and let's people ride around on him like a giant school bus, right?"
No. 803326 ID: db0da2

So is Glitcher going to start calling himself the Licher then?
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"So he's become a giant bus, hm? That's good. That's all from me, then. Bring me to the RS, and I'll get back to my usual tasks."
"Off you go, then. Alison, what do you want to do?"
>"I'd like to be with you for a little longer, if that's okay."
"I never denied a bit of that in any lifetime. And I better not in my next!
"We can call the next one the Licher." Chief says.
"Damn, that's good. Oh, I'm going to borrow Sevener for a bit, too, and some others in town, becauuuuuse I'm going to suspend everything that isn't setting up our projects."
"Just as soon as everyone found peace again?"
"Yeah? It's when they're happiest, and you know, the whole threat of looming death is kind of putting a damper on it all. We can resume it at short periods to make little breaks."
>"We have a lot of talent in town, like Mamba." says Alison. "We can bring in a lot of people to help."
"Yeah! I'll get on that. Might even give the purified devotees some intelligence so they can work without end to stamina, since a lot of what we're doing is just rote work. As for the rest of us, let's all get to work and maybe not all of us will have abrupt yet horrible deaths!"
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