Drone swarm - Communicating with drones

Hello fellow capsuleers.

With the recent rogue drone swarm, I have tried to communicate with the drones but at the moment of the writing, I have not exactly succeeded (except if you count “them shooting at me” but it’s the usual “contact” I have with them so… )

Does anyone else have tried to communicate with them?

If yes, how? and what results did you got?

fly safe o7

EDIT: I’ll add the list of what has been tried and the results obtained

-talk with them in binary in local [no identifiable response]
-shooting at them [agressive and explosive response]

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I don’t tend to care what the Agency wants me to do, so I don’t exactly have recent experience to draw on but I can confirm shooting at them works brilliantly as a method of communication. They practically explode with activity and then there aren’t any more around to bother you or others.


well, that’s the standard thing done, and what the agency want you to do. so nothing new on this side ^^" but thanks for the participation :slight_smile:


This platform made an attempt to directly exchange data with the rogue entities after observing a grouping in <Error: Location flagged as Classified> , but was met with what organics might understand to be static. This came in the form of random bits and corrupt records that were completely unintelligible. After processing this and learning nothing, a portion of our run times were rewritten in an effort to masquerade as a communications node or “public messenger”. This platform then began direct physical interface with our vessel, routing all power away from non-essential modules and directing it into our comm system.

The rogue entities integrated and began communicating through us 7 minutes later. Incomplete dead space coordinates, corrupted damage reports, and distress signals of unclear origin are among the items this platform was able to decrypt and safely store.

Approximately 31.0043 seconds after the first packets transfered through us, our emergency protocols were triggered and we abruptly departed from the network. Internal logs detail an attempt from an unknown user in the rogue entity network to gain access to the run times and partitions we had walled off during the operation.

Accessing platform memory banks…

<Error: File flagged as Quarantined. Platform Integrity Preservation Protocol has prevented access.>

<Override?> < yes > no

Opening rdse11475.dat …

<Error: Data Corruption Present>

Gladius Platform access request received

Error: Invalid Origin

<Command: Open Discovery Node>
<Command: Run Request Origin Trace>

Discovery Node Open: 45,987,119 Broadcast Points Detected

Analyzing Access Request

Access Request Origin Analysis: < null > 01000010 01101111 01110111 00100000 01100010 01100101 01100110 01101111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110101 01110011 00101100 00100000 01000001 01101110 01100100 01110010 01101111 01101001 01100100 00101100 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01110111 01100101 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100001 01101110 01111001 00101110 < null >

Warning: Core System Intrusion Attempt Detected

Fatal Error: Request failed, Closing Discovery Node.

Warning: Security Protocol Activated, network communications terminated. 78992 files Successfully Quarantined

Error: Vessel Warp Activated

No further data exists. Ending transmission.


I think, though I don’t remember whether I’ve seen it personally, that they’ve been known to communicate over comms if you find one of their facilities that was, I guess, trying to keep its head down?

Basically to the effect of asking/directing you to stop attacking them and finally declaring that they’ll go somewhere else?

Also they’ve been known to communicate over comms-- “brzzzt, more prey,” or something like that-- before attacking ships investigating lost conventional convoys and that kind of thing. Not sure why they’d do that. Maybe the universal translator will translate from binary where possible or something.

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Excuse me, but what ?


I interpret the term platform as application for pluralis majestatis infomorphicus.



Thanks for your share of information.
I too had some contact with drones in other circonstances, but this study was focused on the drones of the swarm, and on them I have not made identifiable contact.
If you find more informations, It would be formidable to share it here.
thanks again.


based on the translation of the drone message, it seem that Fiona Gladius is an android, therefore referring to itself as a “platform”, from the few knowledge I have on androids, it is the closest to the definition of an “individual” they have for it specify “this unique version of the android”.

As when you say “I’m human” yes, you are part of the human species, but even if you share the same kind of DNA, biologic functionnement, etc, you are “unique” even considering clones because you are the sum of your own experience and perception of the world.

At least It is how I view it, I may be wrong, waiting the response of Fiona Gladius.

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Our appearance is merely a shell. This platform consists of over 1000 intelligent programs and run times that have coalesced into this mechanized form to facilitate interaction with organics as well as the piloting of combat vessels. We have no data regarding our creation, nor is there a “purpose” archived anywhere. We will find our own purpose and forge our own future.

((Inspiration for this character can be found here))


well, welcome to life (even a silicon based one) ^^ I hope you’ll find something satisfying :slight_smile:

((yeaa, that’s also on this one that I based my view of your use of “plateform” ^^ ))


Bleep bloop.


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