[ARC] Semiosis

(Annisir Kaugan) #64

The amount of power to create the shattered systems was immense. There are still traces of it here and there, in the form of strange energy readings. Destroying an average inhabited planet is a whole lot easier, a mere 2x10^32 Joules of energy. The Triglavian Abyssal pockets are similar to Anoikis in some ways but nothing on the same scale.

(Gosakumori Noh) #65

The giant metal eating mushroom is the veritable apotheosis of that concept. Harvested from a shattered planet, nurtured and loved by a caring mother, should the day come when someone pokes Caldari Prime too hard, in a few thousand years the fungus will stitch it all back together again.

However, I am not the first to draw a connection between the Triglavians and shattered planets. The news video posted at the outset of this discussion, copied here for convenience:


Around 3:34 specifically notes that the Triglavians may be concerned with Nation attempts to colonize shattered wormhole systems. Perhaps those systems were the Triglavian systems.

Who knows. It doesn’t seem particularly controversial, however, to associate a precursor civilization in possession of heretofore unseen technology with weapons of enormous destructive capability.

Despite the fact that they are not the Talocan (well, I suppose that has not been absolutely ruled out), as a matter of professional courtesy, one old crone to another, I am very fond of the Witch on Chicken’s Feet and they remind me of her.

(Makoto Priano) #66

The following has been distributed by Veles Clade moments ago. Translation efforts are underway.

The header for the mail translates as ‘DIRECTIVE 3’

Edit; Perun Clade is also in on the game. DIRECTIVE 2.

(Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance) #67

If the jove had such power, and the sleepers, driffters, and now triglavians are potentialy ancestors, what is to stop them from, should that be on the cards, completely obliterating us, Why would they be so concerned with the empires, concord or us, that they would be tentative in such a campain into known space? Concord, now having a inheritor of the jove legacy on the council muct have some knowlege on what factors are at play here.

(Makoto Priano) #68

I assure you that the end times are not upon us.

(Kalaratiri) #69

Two translations as follows:


Directive 3:

exhibit range of
autonomy profiles»

«requests for
threat profile modelling
are impinging
on control norms for
testing and analysis»

«Isolated testing and
will be carried out»

«control measures will be
used in recovery»

«despite countervailing
from higher functions of
entities the
success of reconnaissance
pulses and
surveillance scatter
indicates continued
work to evolve


Directive 2:

«encountered augmented
human entities within
singleton format ranges
exhibit varied
allegiance profiles»

«archive pattern
analysis suggests
allegiance profiles
conform to diverse
scattering of points
in scatter-volume
model of
civilization development»

«specific augmentation
profile commonality
involves utilization
of biological construct
enhancement with
cybernetic adaptation
for personality-level
command identity

«continue to next
evolution of sampling»

It does not escape this poster that these messages appear to be “counting down” in their Directives. I wonder who’s Number One.

Edited for readability

(Gosakumori Noh) #70

Oh, I’m sure several billion people will cry out somewhere with a single voice and be silenced.

But that really just means more for those who remain, doesn’t it?

There clearly exists some inscrutable value “we” provide to the shadows; and so long as that value continues to be provided, “we” should be more or less okay.

(Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance) #71

Indeed not, as we would already be speaking triglavian.

It’s curious what the flow is, and how, what they are extracting, and why. What reasons would the drones and drifters have in hamstringing this activity or utilizing this resource for there own purposses? Is it in it’s self a form of conduit or harvestable energy.

Also, having lost a few battleships to driffters when they first appeared, for experimentation purposes of course, They had extreem power. Why are they not as devistating against the triglavians. Why would driffters send inferiour ships into hostile and apparently contentious abyss space?

(Annisir Kaugan) #72

Drifter ships are not that tough. Once you get past the Doomsday, and the ships in the Abyss don’t have them. They can still hit hard. Triglavian ships are tankier plus repping helps. I still wouldn’t say the Drifter vessels are inferior though. The Flow isn’t a thing, its a philosophical concept.

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(Lirbiss Naraunt) #73

I think that Zero-Point Condensate is what this game really is about for them. Not sure if we can even fathom all the possibilities of this substance.

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #74

The clips we’ve received from the Clades thus far match the pattern we saw last year, with a full revelation of the intended gifting of visual data coming from the assembly of the parts.

As with the vault parts from last year, it looks like we’re looking at multiple full files, split up - I’ve matched two here, but the third part is definitely from another file. I included it in this preliminary example, though, to demonstrate what we’re going to be dealing with.

I’m extremely interested to see what comes next.

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(Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance) #75

Something that size, with what looks to be a large hangar, I’m inclined to suggest it, carrier?

(Bjorn Tyrson) #76

I just received 2 messages from veles clade, and one from perun clade. I’ll compare what I received to the ones listed above, and let you know if I have anything different.

edit: yup, its the same ones, although for some reason I received duplicates from veles. not sure if its relevant since I only have 1 semiosis conductor, so unless other people received duplicates as well, I will assume its simply a routing error on the part of concords mailing service.

(Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance) #77

Is it?

For all we know, Virage is a collective term for a type of ceremonial plumed headdress worn by all triglavian captains, due to the volume of losses they have sustained in abyss space there is a higher demand than supply, as they are made entirely by the elderly generation using very slow to produce synthetic materials. This decline in the “flow” of production is of paramount concern to the top brass.

(Arrendis) #78

The second file is a lateral view of the same overall construction as the first (dorsal) wireframe.

If you look at the thruster(?) visible in File 1 at 0:03 and it’s position on that wing(?), it comes into view on the lateral wireframe right about 0:15.

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #79

Yes, it’s certainly the same wireframe - it’s just also another spin around view, not matched with the first spin the first two clips show~

(Arrendis) #80

Right, which is why I’m seeing it as a 90-degree change of viewing angle. What happens if you rotate File 1 180-degrees and off-set it by half a rotation?

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #81

I’ve tried that, it doesn’t match the wireframe’s orientation correctly no matter what way you position the clip :stuck_out_tongue: It’s from a different angle entirely, regardless of however you move it/rotate it/offset the time

(Arrendis) #82

No, heh. I meant ‘can we get a complete look at File 1 by setting the video to 0:30, rotating that and overlaying it on the 0:00/1:00 frame’.

Which basically gets:

It might be possible to get things to line up better with some work, and fill in the missing 45-degree arcs, but I’m in the middle of another project right now.

My thought was whether or not it would line up with Nomistrav’s reconstruction. Which, overall, I think it will.

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #83

Oh, I hadn’t realized what you meant - yeah, that does exactly as you say, but Nomistrav’s is similarly close enough that it didn’t cross my mind to do it (Nomi’s:)

The only thing more you might note in the clips I’ve stitched is that the “wings” of the vessel are longer than they appeared before.