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    by Published on 09-16-2011 17:41
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    2. Hunting,
    3. Robots

    The Governor's office just released a statement alerting colonists to possible robot activity following the interception of signals originating from Akbal-Cimi. Although the purpose of these signals remain unclear they seem to have been directed towards Fort Medusa, Camp Echidna, Fort Pandora, and East Scylla Mountains.
    by Published on 11-09-2010 10:06
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    2. Mining,
    3. Hunting,
    4. Robots


    And so it beings. The Steelbirds were only the beginning. The robots seem to have refitted and retooled the War Titan Typhon that crashed into Hadesheim six years ago.

    Satellite surveillance was blanked momentarily by electro-magnetic pulses from Hadesheim, and as they came back online, infrared photography revealed new structures under the cloud cover of the crater. Some of them were active, launching objects in suborbital mid-range trajectories on Eudoria.

    Colonel Briers in Port Atlantis has confirmed that CDF and CFA will cooperate to take the fight to the Steelbirds. He also hinted that CDF is developing a strategy to investigate the crater and the mysterious drops over Eudoria, but as they are unfinished, CDF does not want to reveal them at the moment.

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    by Published on 11-03-2010 15:01
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    2. Robots


    During a routine patrol, unit Alpha-37 discovered a group of dead civilians near Billies Spaceship Afterworld. Aware of the reports of non-functioning revival terminals, the field commander decided to investigate, hoping he would be able to collect information about why these civilians were not revived at the nearest revival point. Although the unit was unable to collect any data, the mission can be considered a success, as they managed to locate and repatriate one settler, whom they found hiding in the nearby hills.

    The civilian has been identified as Jerry Wollo Wollongong, who has no military record, but who has fought in self defense during the last robot wars. Contrary to what one would expect of a veteran of earlier wars, the civilian had not managed to maintain his calmness. Present military personnel reports that the civilian was panicking when they discovered him, and even tried to attack on soldier in an attempt to escape. Paramedics administered some tranquilizers and the civilian was transported to the nearest CDF Intell base where he spent a day in the sickbay to recover. After he was released by the Hospital Commander, he was requested to report at the interrogation room for a debrief.


    Interrogation report

    File PC/CDF/RX/7463-4
    Subject: Jerry Wollo Wollongong
    Interrogation performed by: Maj. xxxx xxxxxxxxx
    Transcript by: Cpl. xxx xxxxxxx

    Interrogator: Mr. Wollongong, how are you feeling today
    Subject: ....

    I: Mr Wollongong? Do you hear me?
    Transcriber: Civilian acknowledges that he is aware of interrogator by nodding.

    I: Are you feeling better today?
    S: I guess....

    I: You guess...? How so?
    S: Can't be worse... can I?

    I: Can you tell me what happened?
    S: ...

    I: Do you remember what happened?
    S: I am not sure...where am I?

    I: You are safe, Mr. Wollongong, you are in a CDF base. We picked you up two days ago over at Billies. Do you remember that?
    S: Billies.... billies.... oh.... oh my god... (silence)... they are dead...? Aren't they?? They are all dead!
    T: Subject puts his head on the table, covers it with his hands and cries. After about 5 minutes, he appears to recover from these emotions again. Interrogator hands him a tissue to dry his tears.

    I: I am afraid they are, Mr. Wollongong, I am afraid they are. Did you know these men and women?
    S: *sniff* Well.... yeah... we'd been hunting for a while together, and you know how these hunts are. You have to work together closely to deal with nature around here.... this... creates a bond... you know? Like brothers in arms.

    I: I see. Mr. Wollongong, you were found in near Billies. Could you tell me what you were doing their?
    S: Well, we were looking for new trophies. You see... we were doing those...uhm...missions... for the CFA. You know, controlling wildlife by selective culling? We had been given multiple assignments... daikibi, argonaut, cornuns... we were supposed to kill a large number of those, so we were looking for new and rich habitats.

    It went quite well... until.... until.... oh.....

    T: At this time, the subject turns pale and looks around frantically. Coincidentally, a VTOL just flew by. The sound of the jet engine seems to have triggered something which caused the subject to panic. Subject jumped up, knocking down the table, and ran to the door. The subject was intercepted by guards, and was administered tranquilizers again. The interrogation was continued the next day, in the presence of a psychiatrist.

    I: Mr. Wollongong, do you think you can tell me about what happened before we found you?
    Psychiatrist: Please try to ask specific questions
    I: Mr. Wollongong, do you remember that we found you?
    S: Yes

    I: Do you know when that was?
    S: A few days ago, I think... I don't sleep well. So I am not sure.

    I: You don't sleep well?
    S: I have dreams... horrible dreams... it's like... like...
    P: You do not have to answer if you can't...
    S: I can, and I will... (silence).. I have these dreams..two of them. If have this flashback to what happened... I see us happily through the woods..then mechanical noises...we look around..nothing...and then, from the sky... fire...grenades...death...it's horrible... I see Hellen... she was so beautiful... We had just agreed to go on a date once we'd be back in town, and after we had taken a shower... she was cut into pieces by a laser (silence, some tears)... I see Benjamin dodging a bullet, only to catch a grenade... they are dead... all dead... and I am surrounded by these bots...they don't kill me, for some reason...

    and there is this other dream... I am ... I am a robot... I see what the robots see. I see their army, their leaders, their plans. God, these horrible plans. I can hear the bots speak with eachother, and I speak with them. Do you know that old movie they excavated on Earth a decade ago? I think it was called... Star Track or something...where there is a species which consists of individuals who are all part of the collective mind...? It's like that.

    When I sleep...they talk to me... it's terrifying... and if it is true...

    we are going to die. All of us...

    WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!

    P: Calm now, Mr. Wollongong...Calm now

    At this moment, the subject loses his calmness and starts panicking again, attacking anyone nearby. The subject had to be subdued and is currently incarcerated.
    by Published on 11-02-2010 16:14
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    2. Robots

    EBN: Ominous Surveillance Photo
    After a mere day of investigating the recent Robot movements, the Task force with Colonel Briers at the lead have come across what they think may be a break in the case.

    Report says that late last night a concerned colonist handed over a new device, which had been extracted from a Steelbird near the Hadesheim crater. After careful examination of the device, CDF were able to extract some information in the form of a photograph.



    The Task force is now focused on identifying the structure pictured.
    by Published on 11-01-2010 16:16
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    2. Robots

    EBN: Task force on Robot Sightings


    Calypso Defense Forces have assigned a taskforce under the leadership of Colonel Briers to investigate the recent Robot presence, hopefully providing intel that will lead to knowledge about their next move.

    “It is almost impossible to stay ahead of the Robots” said Colonel Briers after the announcement of the taskforce at CDF HQ, “We need to get into their heads. Needless to say, it’s a tough job. But with such a strong taskforce of brilliant minds, I remain positive.”

    Lately, robots have been on the prowl near Port Atlantis and Billy’s Spaceship Afterworld, but it looks like they are now regrouping outside these newcomer-heavy areas. However new sightings have been made of differing generations of Coordinators, Steelbirds, Defenders and Jamraiders around the Hadesheim Crater. Colonel Briers and the CDF taskforce ask the good colonists of Calypso to stay alert and report any anomalies of robot behavior.
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