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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #105 on: April 27, 2015, 07:15:24 PM »



The Warden waved off his concerns of Power requirements, as there were other plans for that which didn't involve this section of research and development. When he suggested simply using the Drones the facility was already programmed to create provided nothing had been changed since it's last injunction, the Warden again shook his head.

"Wraith offering sustenance willingly to other Wraith, is one thing. Wraith growing Wraith for food like chattel, is another entirely.  I can presume by your answer, you have never had a Lantean under your hand, coursing through your body... humans are mere shades of their former creators, and we must needs nearly kill them to get anything of value... The humans that exist now, die after two feedings, three at the most... this is insufficient and poor quality.  Lanteans, however, were far hardier stock ... and like the humans cultivating their livestock.. we shall cultivate ours..."

The Warden gestured between the two consoles which were active, and the Clevermen began filtering back into the lab space, flanked by the Alpha Drone sentries.   They still looked eager, but now they were faintly wary and anxious, assuming Pulse had been given information that had been withheld from them. 

"Do what work you can ..."  His coat tail swirled around his heels as he turned and strode calm and stately from the lab, two of the Alpha Drones peeling off to follow him into the dark.
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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #106 on: April 28, 2015, 05:52:54 AM »

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Pulse wasn't sure he got the message the commander was trying to send him. He wanted to reply something, but he was already going when he opened his mouth to say something. It was quite obvious that he wanted no contradiction.


So the cleverman sighed and gazed upon the others arriving in the lab, staring somewhat strangely at him.
But what should he do know? His orders were clear, and without doubt this Wraith was going to sacrifice many of their own race. It was a sacrifice nonetheless, even if they were made human in the process.
Pulse had said nothing that the commander had opposed himself. He could not create Lanteans by all means, and humans were just … well, what he said, not so sufficient as Wraith. Pulse hat never fed on a Wraith, but it was clear to him that they must taste better than short-lived humans.


The first thing to do was try to ask the other clevermen what they had already achieved.
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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #107 on: April 28, 2015, 06:58:11 PM »

The three other Clevermen answered questions given and he soon realized they were all compartmentalized in what they knew.  One knew only the structural designs of the cloning facility in question, while another only knew how the internal systems worked and how to change or alter them.  The third, new arrival, knew nothing about the facilities in question, but his presence here was apparently for an entirely different project neither of the other two knew anything about.

It seemed Pulse was let in on at least a broader scope of the picture at work.  The Queen wanted to find a way to use the cloning facilities to 'grow' clones of their former enemies, the Lantean race, rather than rely on a vaccine or retro-virus that would circumvent the Hoffan drug.  This solution, while potentially costly, solved many problems at once. 

They would never lack for food again, ever.  The food supply would be ten times more viable than anything the Pegasus galaxy currently offered.  Not having to hunt other planets for food would reduce the threat their race represented and thus greatly reduce any further attacks from outside races.  Given time, and a little effort, the Wraith as a race could actually thrive, instead of simply survive from culling to culling.

The plan seemed to hinge on Pulse being able to reprogram the cloning template from the Drone soldier, to something else.
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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #108 on: May 05, 2015, 06:05:48 AM »

Pulse listened intensely to what the other clevermen had to tell him, though they seemed to be of little help for what he was demanded to do. He knew he would almost entirely be on his own, but he was used to that. On Sunburst it had been quite similar, except that a commander would never have offered himself to a cleverman. Pulse was still completely irritated about that and tried to forget about it.
So he started to work on the reprogramming alone, except for a little bit help concerning the design of the cloning facility and the internal systems, variables that he needed to consider for his calculations.
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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #109 on: May 05, 2015, 08:08:40 PM »



The massive hive came into orbit around the original volcanic planet that had harbored it for so many centuries.  Space around the planet erupted in hyperspace swirls as the other ships from neighboring planets rallied to the Queen's orders.  The Queen herself resided in the deepest heart of the hive, through it, communing with all the others at once.  She felt, and listened, and learned, and through her the Wraith present felt, and were, as one.  More cohesive, more connected than ever before. 

The ancient Wraith of her hive intermingled with the sparse crews of those she'd claimed from the small rogue group, and together they shared navigational information, updating the vastly out of date information and systems of Obsidian's hive, along with the jamming codes they'd learned to have in case of Asgard beaming attacks. 

Such dastardly tactics were beneath their former enemies the Lanteans, who preferred to use wit and strength of arm to win their battles.  Dependence on such technology and tactics had been what had cost them in the end, where the Wraith were willing to do whatever it took to not just win, but survive, and thrive. 

Listening discretely to the workings of the lab Pulse was in, Obsidian's lips curled faintly in pleasure.  Soon they would have everything they needed to reclaim this galaxy as theirs, no longer just a name whispered in the dark to scare children, but a name to be rightly feared, as well as respected.  Her sister, the Primary during the Lantean war, would have settled for fear. but Obsidian wanted more.  Fear lasted only so long as you were brutal enough to keep that fear alive.  Such brutality was hard work, and costly. 

No, the future of the Wraith would depend on more than fear. Her plans, her designs for the future, would see the Wraith thrive.  Pulse, and his work with the cloning facilities would only be the beginning.  She risked sending him a touch of that pleasure she felt, like a distant caress to echo the one she'd given him on the docking bay. 

"Soon, young one ... you will see ... soon ..."
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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #110 on: May 05, 2015, 08:37:47 PM »

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In the middle of his work, Pulse all of a sudden felt a faint shudder going through the hive. So they arrived somewhere, he thought. He didn't ask where they were going to – it didn't concern him, most likely. But he then realised he wasn't going back to the ship of the female commander that was no queen. This was his new home.

He was already delving into his work again, when he felt the presence of the queen in his mind that made him shiver. What? What would he see? He didn't dare to answer, so he just showed her through his eyes that he was already working on the task that had been assigned to him.
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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #111 on: May 06, 2015, 04:58:35 PM »



The Queen's presence attempted to reward him again with that mental caress before withdrawing and focusing on the surrounding ships.  Locations and trajectories and flight paths were exchanged, and instead of traveling all as one group, two cruisers flanked the Hive, while the rest broke and traveled in various other directions.  It had been made known that the humans inhabiting the old Lantean city of Atlantis, had technology to track movement.  It was unclear if they could track all movement, or just those recorded, but the Warden wasn't taking chances of discovery. 

The one thing they had on their side at the moment was anonymity. No one knew what they were after, no one knew what they intended.  All anyone in Pegasus knew at this point would be if they found any of the Harbringers, the survivors of the hunts sent through as messengers of the carnage they'd witnessed. 

Soon the Hive and it's escort left the volcanic tomb of their long hibernation, and set out for a distant location.
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Re: M4T-966 - Outer Rim System (no gate)
« Reply #112 on: May 06, 2015, 06:54:43 PM »

For Pulse, such mental caress was quite unusual, even though he knew it should feel good. A dog getting beaten whenever he tries to eat will soon either start to fear the food or love the beatings. Pulse had started to fear the food. So he kept himself shieldet from the network and worked on his commission. He didn't want to disappoint his … new queen.

When suddenly the hive jumped into hyperspace again, he felt somewhat cold inside.
Now he really was far away from everything he'd known.
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