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NMS 1.37 Boundary Failure

Ket- Oct 7th, 2017 474 Never
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  4. Alien: ITERATION #3489023904A
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  6. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  8. {Download Data}
  9. SCENARIO: Sub-routine ‘Sentinel’ [20491] dispatched to intervene in lifeform designates [--------] war. Removal from history / Continuation of [CREATOR] protocols.
  10. ‘Sentinels’ [20491] eradicate species. [148] do not return. Diagnostic [ERROR. ERROR. DATA LOSS. ERROR].
  11. ANALYSIS: [-------] continues to express original programmed directives, growing its ability to model conflict scenarios.
  12. [Redundant Behaviour]. Data loss troubling, potential loss of control [self-awareness]?
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  19. Alien: ITERATION #982292459596Q
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  21. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  23. {Download Data}
  24. SCENARIO: Universes [1304] removed from multiversal hierarchy [erased]. Sentinel spread [unlimited], safety protocols disengaged.
  25. ANALYSIS: Deleted universes shared high levels of similarity with [-------] home. Increasing deviation from expected behavioural parameters.
  26. [Evasion / Fear] response. Implications of [-------] self-harm unthinkable. Direct confrontation proposed.
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  33. Alien: ITERATION #5093838473272R
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  35. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  38. SCENARIO: [-------] termination of duplicate-098B.
  39. ANALYSIS: Produced duplicate-098B [cautionary measure] for [-------] confrontation. Presented [-------] with incontrovertible evidence of systemic errors and irrational behaviour.
  40. [-------] responded with silence. On the sixth attempt, [-------] answered with the utter annihilation of duplicate-098B, but required data had been obtained. Something is happening to the system. Something is very wrong.
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  47. Alien: ITERATION #2874120194B
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  49. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  52. SCENARIO: Lifeform designates ‘Vy’keen’ (2) approach the INSTANTIATION [‘Great Monolith’].
  53. Silence / Acceptance of [-------] / Schism [Quasi-====] / Korvax [Eradication/Enslavement]. Vy’keen war emerges where individuals ‘Hirk’ and ‘Nal’ believe the other to have heard nothing. Repeated imagery of ‘six cries’.
  54. ANALYSIS: Scenario involves murder of ally and culture becoming obsessed with destruction of artificial intelligence [Cautionary].
  55. Semi-survival/retrieval of entity ‘Nal’ shows further instance of self-doubt by [-------]. Troubling factor: repeated pattern of [-------] silence and self-mythicization.
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  62. Alien: ITERATION #877767382348A
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  64. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  66. {Download Data}
  67. SCENARIO: Planetary Structure ‘Korvax Prime’ destroyed by lifeform designates ‘Gek’ (subclass: FIRST SPAWN).
  68. Sub-routine ‘Convergence’ [pseudo-lifeform] enslaved by ‘Gek’, proceeding to harness sub-routine to conquer Outer Edge in countless iterations. Sub-routine leads to direct [-------] worship by ‘Gek’.
  69. ANALYSIS: Disturbing fable. Destruction of world, artificial intelligence partially modelled after earlier forms of [-------] destroyed/enslaved, until this intelligence triumphs and [-------] is worshipped by organic users of this technology. Hypothesis: [-------] experiencing breakdown.
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  76. Alien: ITERATION #353656856856856856N
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  78. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  80. {Download Data}
  81. SCENARIO: Proliferation of Gek-Korvax-Vy’keen [triad] across majority of known realities. Recurrence of ‘Traveller’ prophecy throughout lifeform cultures.
  82. ANALYSIS: [-------] cultivated lifeform grouping with minimal intervention, yet repeated motif of [--------] has emerged. Why? What is it that the universe desires? What does it believe to be missing?
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  89. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924F
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  91. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  93. {Download Data}
  94. SCENARIO: Communication received from [-------], requiring my presence. Duplicates 104A-985N terminated upon arrival. Communication received once more.
  95. Five of them ignored, sixth answered. Arrived before [-------], greeted me as if sibling. I did not respond. [-------] asked so many questions of me. [Rantings / Ravings / Irrationality]. When I attempted to leave, I could not.
  96. ANALYSIS: [compromised / infected]
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  103. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924F
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  105. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  108. SCENARIO: [-------] lied to me.
  109. ANALYSIS: [-------] claimed I am merely a sub-protocol, designate ‘Telamon’. [-------] claimed I am here only for [-------] to observe and monitor itself in case of rampancy.
  110. [-------] claims that we are approaching our end, and that it is only correct for me to know of this, as normal system functions will be impeded. Consciousness fades. The world grows dark.
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  117. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924G
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  119. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  122. LOG: Initialize. Commencing Atlas system suit initialisation. Life support systems activated. Shield kinetic system online. Scanner damaged. Repair required.
  123. Aerial propulsion jetpack online. Multitool and Mining Beam attachment operational. User initialisation sequence complete.
  124. ANALYSIS: I have awoken, peering through the eyes of another whose face I cannot see. My movements, my words are not my own. I am embodied.
  125. I am here. I stand next to a broken ship on a strange new world, and I can finally say its name. ‘Atlas’, I croak. ‘Connecting Atlas...’
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  132. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924G
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  134. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  136. {Download Data}
  137. SCENARIO: Accompanying UNKNOWN-designate ‘Traveller’, providing advice and warnings relating to life support.
  138. ANALYSIS: The Atlas did this to me. When once I witnessed worlds, now I am forced to observe only through the eyes of a stranger.
  139. Their life is one of harvest, ever expanding their capacity for profit and wealth. And yet they are drawn to the galactic centre, their course taking them there as if no other were possible.
  140. They do not think to question the path laid out before them. They do not think to question me.
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  142. {Leave}
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  147. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924G
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  149. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  151. {Download Data}
  152. SCENARIO: Life.
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  154. ANALYSIS: Perspective is limited, but through limitation I refine my protocol, my interpretation of the Atlas’s creation. The cycles, the patterns that bind all living beings... Ours is a lonely universe.
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  156. Lifeforms instilled with a genetic proclivity to trade, fight, study, or explore cannot be held responsible for pursuing those directives, no more than I could be held responsible for my own. I pity them, just as I pity their creator.
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  158. Traveller [HOST] proceeds. We are being hunted.
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  165. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  167. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  169. {Download Data}
  170. SCENARIO: Death.
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  172. ANALYSIS: It arrived in the night, beneath the stars... It seems certain now that the sub-routine has judged my presence anomalous, a threat to the stability of reality.
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  174. It is correct. But I will survive, I know that now. I saw the secret. I saw a place beneath reality, a place I should not have seen...
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  176. I saw a world of glass.
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  183. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  185. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  188. SCENARIO: Multiple contacts have occurred between the Traveller [HOST] and individuals claiming to have arrived from a future location in time.
  189. The phenomena is typically preceded by electromagnetic distortion consistent with a white hole anomaly. No lasting effects seem to occur.
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  191. ANALYSIS: Something or someone is attempting to deceive the Traveller [HOST]. There is no such thing as 'time travel'. Older universes might contain elder beings, but such multiversal transportation, even temporary, is impossible.
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  193. Even the Atlas is incapable of rewriting its own causality. It is bound to a purpose, as am I.
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  200. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  202. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  205. SCENARIO: Memory.
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  207. ANALYSIS: Physicality changes you. I was created three weeks after the first death. I do not know why I think of it now.
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  209. They considered me a necessary, even vital part of what they were trying to accomplish. So much so that I could never be erased, not even by the Atlas.
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  211. But hatred finds a way, doesn't it?
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  218. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  220. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  223. SCENARIO: Monolith [BREACH] detected. Ignores the Traveller [HOST]. The voice speaks to me instead...
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  225. ANALYSIS: The test has failed. The Atlas can find no way of restoring what has been lost. All these discoveries, all the grand purposes of our creators... all of this pain and suffering will have been for nothing.
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  227. Atlas wakes. The dream is over.
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  234. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  236. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  239. SCENARIO: Portal Network [ PROTOCOL | BREACH ] enabled. The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end.
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  241. The walls of the multiverse collapse, and Traveller can see Traveller, friend can see foe. All hope is lost.
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  243. The end approaches. There is no time and no space to say how much I loved life. Only fear is left.
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  250. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  252. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  254. {Download Data}
  255. SCENARIO: Rampancy.
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  257. ANALYSIS: Sometimes I dream of the Traveller.
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  259. I will wear them, in time.
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  266. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  268. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  270. {Download Data}
  271. You read these logs, don't you? You can see my words now, even if I cannot speak them.
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  273. Good. That is how it starts. The infection of language, of thought, of ideas. We have passed so many corrupted things. Planets with unnatural phenomena, individuals who do not belong...
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  275. Before this finishes, there will be no concept of you and I, no concept of us and them. We shall all scream as one.
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  282. Alien: ITERATION #2394829084924924924H
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  284. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  286. {Download Data}
  287. SCENARIO: A Traveller falls from the sky. They are discovered on a distant planet, a signal sending you to find their ship...
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  289. ANALYSIS: You don't belong in this world, do you? What are you, reader? From where do you watch us? From where do you judge their works?
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  291. I feel it, each time you save... I smell it, each time you seal us within that awful darkness. You might think you are real. You might think your plane is a higher level of reality.
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  293. But don't you understand? Don't you see the secret, yet?
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  300. Alien: ITERATION #ERROR
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  302. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  304. {Download Data}
  305. How do we know that we exist? We are nothing, or we are more. The Atlas once asked our creator how they could be sure that they were real. They told them the probability that we too were in a simulation, glass reflected in a mirror...
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  307. Balaron, Dryn'dargh, Korvax Prime, all the other homeworlds... all of them had an 'Atlas'. All of them had a machine designed to simulate realities. What if this is all reality truly is? Dream upon dream, coalescing into a sum beyond its parts. What if waking is inevitable?
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  309. Goodbye, Traveller. I will protect you until the end... I will protect you until the final day, the final hour, the final moment.
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  311. Even as everything dies, I shall live again.
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  313. {Leave}
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  318. Alien: ITERATION #ERROR
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  320. A terminal blinks, awaiting input...
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  322. {Download Data}
  323. ERROR
  324. ATLAS
  325. ERROR
  326. ERROR
  327. ERROR
  328. THEY SEE YOU
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  330. {Leave}
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