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NMS 1.37 Korvax Harvester puzzles

Ket- Sep 25th, 2017 (edited) 974 Never
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  1. PuzzleType: EXP_HARV_
  2.  
  3. #12
  4. Alien: Dialect data process stalled. Silicate required to finish process.
  5.  
  6. A back-up procedure has come to a standstill. The system is archiving a huge amount of language data, but the system has run out of memory to allocate.
  7.  
  8. I can attach my multi-tool to provide extra space, it would require some variety of silicate to re-engage the process...
  9.  
  10. {Insert common silicate}
  11. The process restarts and provides me with knowledge of the language of the electronic lifeforms.
  12. ---TEACHWORD_EXP---
  13.  
  14. {Insert uncommon silicate}
  15. The process continues and improves my knowledge of the language of the electronic lifeforms.
  16. ---TEACHWORD_EXP---
  17. ---TEACHWORD_EXP---
  18.  
  19. {Insert rare silicate}
  20. The process completes and extends my knowledge of the language of the electronic lifeforms.
  21. ---TEACHWORD_EXP---
  22. ---TEACHWORD_EXP---
  23. ---TEACHWORD_EXP---
  24.  
  25.  
  26. #13
  27. Alien: Atlas Interface signal awakes? Research entity! Insert oxides constantly! Avoid disruption!
  28.  
  29. The facility is processing a signal that emanates from a distant location deep in space. Endless processing units are combining to crack the code of a strange mathematical language.
  30.  
  31. Rare elements are being pulled from the resource vaults at my feet, but some are running low.
  32.  
  33. {Place rare silicates in vault}
  34. The silicates are added to the process.
  35.  
  36. They make no clear impact.
  37.  
  38. {Place rare oxides in vault}
  39. The oxides fuel the code cracking procedure.
  40.  
  41. A faint orb glows red on the screen, then slowly fades.
  42. ---RECIPE_LIST---
  43. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  44.  
  45. {Take elements from vault}
  46. I retrieve rare elements...
  47.  
  48. ... but the code-breaking process grinds to a halt.
  49. ---SUBST_FUEL---
  50. ---SUBST_TECH---
  51. ---STD_DEC_EXP---
  52.  
  53.  
  54. #2
  55. Alien: Ahem. Planetary Sentinel scan data? UPLOAD SENTINEL SCAN DATA, ENTITY! IMMEDIATELY!
  56.  
  57. I find a report filled with images of Sentinels, but its upload seems to have stalled.
  58.  
  59. A demanding, perhaps rude, off-world message flashes at me. Somebody, somewhere, wants something.
  60.  
  61. {Resend Sentinel data}
  62. The information packet is uploaded, and payment appears instantaneously.
  63. ---TECH_ALL---
  64. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  65.  
  66. {Reply with a refusal}
  67. Bright red mask lights appear and scream in angry binary.
  68. ---STD_DEC_EXP---
  69.  
  70.  
  71. #1
  72. Alien: Unknown lifeform research is HIGHLY commendable Entity! Discuss data with Korvax Convergence immediately!
  73.  
  74. I discover an excited message from off-world. It seems to be discussing a report with... an image of me at its centre!
  75.  
  76. Someone seems intrigued by my journey, and may well want to help. Should I get in touch?
  77.  
  78. {Delete report}
  79. The report is wiped from the system.
  80.  
  81. An off-world message appears briefly. It seems disappointed.
  82. ---STD_DEC_EXP---
  83.  
  84. {Open comms}
  85. I briefly see mask lights staring out at me before the comms feed is cut.
  86.  
  87. The terminal rewards me with valuable knowledge.
  88. ---TECH_ALL---
  89. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  90.  
  91.  
  92. #8
  93. Alien: Korvax Convergence product catalogue available. Insert element to filter product catalogue.
  94.  
  95. This outpost seems to be a vast library of production knowledge. A vast list of product formulas endlessly scrolls on the terminal, moving so fast that it hurts just to look at them. They appear to be catalogued by their base elements, but any deeper inspection makes me feel nauseous.
  96.  
  97. The resource vaults next to me are open, and are clearly in regular use.
  98.  
  99. {Insert Silicate element}
  100. The terminal uses the element to isolate a silicate reward.
  101. ---RECIPE_LIST---
  102. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  103.  
  104. {Insert Oxide element}
  105. The terminal uses the element to isolate an oxide reward.
  106. ---RECIPE_LIST---
  107. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  108.  
  109. {Insert Isotope element}
  110. The terminal uses the element to isolate an isotope reward.
  111. ---RECIPE_LIST---
  112. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  113.  
  114.  
  115. #10
  116. Alien: Avoid data disruption! Korvax Convergence sends reward for additional data!
  117.  
  118. Reams of data are flowing into this terminal from research outposts all over the planet. As well as a storage depot for the planetary products locked away in the vaults beneath my feet, this is a point of transmission.
  119.  
  120. Knowledge accumulated on this world is being sent up to a scientific flagship hanging in orbit high above my head. I could easily breach the flow to improve my own knowledge, but sharing my own knowledge and discoveries is also an option.
  121.  
  122. {Breach data flow}
  123. I gain a new technology blueprint.
  124.  
  125. However, my breach corrupts the overall transfer...
  126. ---TECH_ALL---
  127. ---STD_DEC_EXP---
  128.  
  129. {Share knowledge}
  130. The scientists study my offering...
  131.  
  132. ... and thank me with a gift to aid me on my journey.
  133. ---TECH_ALL---
  134. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  135.  
  136.  
  137. #4
  138. Alien: Korvax friend! Dangerous creatures attack Korvax Entity! For weaponry sales contact Gek Trade Federation today!
  139.  
  140. A mass-mailed off-world message shows damaged electronic lifeforms. Arms are ripped off, masks chewed and facial lights dimmed.
  141.  
  142. It feels offensive. It's clearly intended to shock recipients into a response. Replies can be sent with units attached...
  143.  
  144. {Reply with units}
  145. I paid for a new multi-tool to protect me.
  146. ---WEAPON---
  147. ---STD_INC_TRA---
  148.  
  149. {Reply with outrage}
  150. I receive no reply. But someone else appreciates me...
  151. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  152.  
  153. {Do not reply}
  154. I leave the distasteful message unanswered.
  155.  
  156.  
  157. #6
  158. Alien: Atlas Interface awakes? Upload research findings immediately entity! Korvax Convergence sends relevant research technology!
  159.  
  160. An image of a distant solar system is being studied here. A mineral-rich moon can be seen, orbiting a desolate and toxic-looking planet. Slightly obscured in the background, meanwhile, is a strange dark-coloured smudge – a diamond shape floating in space. A hint of red flashes from its centre.
  161.  
  162. There are no coordinates visible, but I can enhance different parts of the image to study them and automatically upload the terminal's findings.
  163.  
  164. {Enhance moon image}
  165. My research uploads.
  166.  
  167. I receive a multi-tool technology blueprint to aid my studies
  168. ---TECH_WEAPON---
  169. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  170.  
  171. {Enhance planet image}
  172. My research uploads.
  173.  
  174. I receive an exosuit technology blueprint to aid my studies.
  175. ---TECH_SUIT---
  176. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  177.  
  178. {Enhance diamond-shaped structure image}
  179. My research uploads.
  180.  
  181. I receive a ship technology blueprint to aid my studies.
  182. ---TECH_SHIP---
  183. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  184.  
  185.  
  186. #7
  187. Alien: Research entity! Atlas Interface mission begins! Donate contribution! Specialists apply here! Convergence sends specialists ship technology!
  188.  
  189. An off-world message to all planetary research stations has filled the screen with plans for a scientific expedition of some sort. Complex star charts, fuel requirements, complex communication rigs and plans for orbital experiments fill the screen.
  190.  
  191. The outpost's resource vault is open to contributions of silicates for the cause, while it also appears that the resident scientist could join the fleet... although it would require an upgraded ship.
  192.  
  193. {Contribute a silicate}
  194. My contribution is accepted.
  195.  
  196. Useful knowledge is made available, with thanks.
  197. ---TECH_ALL---
  198. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  199.  
  200. {Join team}
  201. The scientist's application is accepted.
  202.  
  203. A ship technology blueprint is made available.
  204. ---TECH_SHIP---
  205. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  206.  
  207.  
  208. #14
  209. Alien: WARNING WARNING WARNING DIVERGENCE DIVERGENCE DIVERGENCE
  210.  
  211. The outpost is abandoned, its alarms blaring a warning to souls long dead.
  212.  
  213. The Korvax in this installation quarantined themselves from the rest of their species, believing that a violent impulse was emerging within the group. Something happened to them out here... something awoke within their minds...
  214.  
  215. {Examine logs}
  216. I examine the logs of the Korvax stationed here. They appear to have opened a gateway beneath the depths of the planet, an experimental device designed to see alternative versions of a planet in all their glory.
  217. They broke through to a thousand other Korvax units just like themselves. They attempted to form a Second Convergence composed entirely of multiversal beings, of alternate versions of their own personalities.
  218. The first deletions began a week later. Nothing is left but nanite clusters.
  219. ---TECHFRAG_M---
  220.  
  221. {Purge facility}
  222. I purge the facility, discovering blueprints for experimental technology in the process. Whatever happened here should not be repeated.
  223. ---TECH_ALL---
  224.  
  225. {Alert Korvax}
  226. I alert the Korvax to the disaster that occurred in this outpost, uploading its records to the Convergence. They reward me, claiming that the discoveries made in this location will open up worlds of study and science long since deemed impossible.
  227. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  228.  
  229.  
  230. #15
  231. Alien: SCANNERS ONLINE... AWAITING TARGETING ARRAY...
  232.  
  233. The research station contains a vast array of scanners and monitoring equipment directed at bodies of water throughout the system. It is searching for signs of something designated 'abyss'.
  234.  
  235. The scientists who worked here seem to have been comparing the transmissions associated with the Atlas to strange signals found within the water.
  236.  
  237. Before they went missing, the workers concluded that this 'abyss' seemed to hold a similar yet distinct energy signature to the Atlas itself. Another power in the universe...
  238.  
  239. {Examine the abyss}
  240. I examine the records relating to the abyss. They show a repeating pattern of sixteen energy bursts, music that emerges from beneath the waves.
  241. Contact appears to alter individual personality and objectives, changing even the most devoted Korvax into an agent of some unfathomable power.
  242. Infected Nanite Clusters appear to be present within the archives. I take some of them. It seems to be for the best...
  243. ---TECHFRAG_M---
  244.  
  245. {Examine the Atlas}
  246. I examine the records relating to the Atlas. They show interfaces, reports of crimson light, and records of visitations and transcendent experiences from across the universe.
  247. The Korvax theorise that the Atlas does not itself exist on this plane of reality, speaking to us only through surrogate representations.
  248. Infected Nanite Clusters appear to be present within the archives. I take some of them. It seems to be for the best...
  249. ---TECHFRAG_M---
  250.  
  251. {Alert Korvax}
  252. I alert the Korvax to what happened here, but the Convergence claims to have had no knowledge of this facility or those working here. The Korvax involved disconnected from the Convergence two years ago, presumed dead...
  253. I am rewarded for my data. The Korvax promise to investigate further.
  254. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  255.  
  256.  
  257. #16
  258. Alien: RECORDS AVAILABLE... ACCESS UNENCRYPTED LOGS?
  259.  
  260. The facility seems to have been a meeting place for multiple Korvax factions, uploading and downloading from multiple bodies during tense diplomatic and war-time situations.
  261.  
  262. Even if one's whole species can unify at will with a single great mind, still, there is unique value in face-to-face communication. These Korvax recorded many things they wished to keep secret from their brethren. Some are always more equal than others.
  263.  
  264. {Access records}
  265. I access the records of these meetings. The hidden society of the Korvax appear to have a plan, meeting throughout the years to manipulate and secretly meet with members of other species to influence the course of history.
  266.  
  267. I find nanites, but I also find something more. They met recently about the Travellers... about the Atlas... I saw my own face in their records.
  268.  
  269. I leave, wondering about what I have seen.
  270. ---TECHFRAG_L---
  271.  
  272. {Report to Korvax Convergence}
  273. I report the facility's existence to the Korvax Convergence. Halfway through my communication, the console's connection cuts out, causing the facility's defense system to activates. I flee, my suit damaged.
  274. ---DAMAGESMALL---
  275.  
  276. {Report to other species}
  277. I report the facility's existence to the Gek and the Vy'keen. Halfway through my communication, the console's connection cuts out, causing the facility's defense system to activates. I flee, my suit damaged.
  278. ---DAMAGESMALL---
  279.  
  280.  
  281. #17
  282. Alien: UNIVERSAL ARCHIVE ON STANDBY... RESUME PROJECT?
  283.  
  284. The outpost is ancient, even by the standards of the Korvax. The log speaks of alternate realities, histories of the Korvax that take radically divergent paths.
  285.  
  286. In some regions of the multiverse, their progenitors never shed their biological origins. In others, they remain in the slavery of the Gek, never rising up or convincing their false masters of the glory of the Atlas.
  287.  
  288. Many of these realities have faded, gone as if they had never been.
  289.  
  290. {Upload to the Korvax}
  291. I upload the data to the Korvax. They absorb the memories of these alternate Korvax echoes to their own Convergence, carrying yet more sorrow. That is all there seems to be for them, whatever the galaxy...
  292. They thank me, granting me Nanite Clusters through the terminal.
  293. ---TECHFRAG_M---
  294.  
  295. {Search for yourself}
  296. I search for some record of myself in these alternate realities, but see nothing but parallels in the lives of others. I stand alone.
  297.  
  298. I salvage Nanite Clusters from the terminal and leave, disturbed by my absence.
  299. ---TECHFRAG_M---
  300.  
  301. {Steal technology}
  302. I search for technology within the facility's computers. I find none, though there are unencrypted units.
  303. ---MONEY---
  304.  
  305.  
  306. #18
  307. Alien: ... /// ... /// ... BOUNDARIES AT FULL POWER ... /// ... /// ...
  308.  
  309. The facility allowed for the quarantine and processing of Korvax minds to and from their central Convergence.
  310.  
  311. The log shows records of troubled Korvax minds, those disturbed by their actions; those haunted by sorrow; those who might threaten the minds they encountered. They arrive here, away from the Convergence, seeking to overcome pain or purge themselves.
  312.  
  313. A single Korvax soul remains. According to the log, it has inhabited this system for thirty years.
  314.  
  315. {Upload to Convergence}
  316. I upload the soul to the Convergence.
  317. It cries out as it goes, condemning me for my action. I am left with nothing.
  318.  
  319. {Wipe system}
  320. I wipe the system. The Korvax disappears and I am left with Nanite Clusters, the unformed matter of the system.
  321. ---TECHFRAG_S---
  322.  
  323. {Comfort the Korvax}
  324. I attempt to comfort the Korvax, sharing with them the story of my travels.
  325.  
  326. They thank me for the attempt, but they claim it is not enough. The one they loved is dead. There is nothing left for them but this solace, this penance for what they have done.
  327.  
  328. They give me a token of gratitude and ask me to leave them alone. They wish to remain in solitude.
  329. ---C_KORVAXCASING---
  330.  
  331.  
  332. #19
  333. Alien: 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
  334.  
  335. The facility acted as a central upload point for Korvax scans from a thousand worlds, collating their data in an attempt to understand the underlying mechanics of the universe.
  336.  
  337. The problem was existence. The solution was a single number, a warning screamed by every atom in the firmament. 'Sixteen'...
  338.  
  339. Sixteen...
  340.  
  341. {Steal technology}
  342. I steal data from the system, leaving the rest of the facility in peace.
  343.  
  344. {Analyse data}
  345. I analyse the data, attempting to understand the meaning of this conclusion.
  346.  
  347. Something notices me. Something reads me as I read it. I leave, terrified, my exosuit's systems damaged by the encounter.
  348. ---DAMAGELARGE---
  349.  
  350. {Contribute scans}
  351. I contribute scans from my own systems, trying to enhance the Korvax model.
  352.  
  353. The Convergence notices and rewards me greatly for my assistance.
  354. ---STD_INC_EXP---
  355. ---TECH_ALL---
  356.  
  357.  
  358. #20
  359. Alien: ... INCOMING MESSAGE... HIGH PRIORITY SIGNAL...
  360.  
  361. An incoming message contains the report of a Korvax spy.
  362.  
  363. The individual was disguised within a Gek body, acting for many years as if they were a simple ToilGek. They harvested much data from those they called friends. This was the purpose of the experiment: the enemy must be understood.
  364.  
  365. The enemy must never be forgiven, even until the end of time itself. Even in the face of damnation. The Korvax will never forget the violence committed against them. They will never release their anger...
  366.  
  367. {Upload report to Gek}
  368. I upload the report to the Gek and am rewarded with credits for uncovering the spy in their midst.
  369.  
  370. They tell me that after a period of data extraction, the Korvax unit will be disposed of and stored for further study. My involvement ends here.
  371. ---MONEY---
  372. ---STD_INC_TRA---
  373.  
  374. {Upload report to Korvax}
  375. I upload the report to the Korvax. The entities are suspicious of my aid, paying me with Nanite Clusters to ensure my silence. Their struggle will go on.
  376. ---TECHFRAG_M---
  377.  
  378. {Leave}
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