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MEMORANDUM
« on: December 07, 2008, 07:38:47 pm »

Concept by ReSS, from the old forums;

Now that we have (Un)offical departments and department heads, no doubt the memos will flow back and forth. MEMORANDUM is a general place to send (Un)offical department memos to (Un)official Department members.

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From: Alex Jameson (Recruit: Network Maintenance)
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Subject: Network Outages

Hi,

The last of the network problems should be resolved now. We still haven't tracked down the exact cause of them, unfortunately, as it didn't leave any clues in it's wake. What's even more unfortunate, however, is that we lost a lot of our archives. Any personnel who have any partial backups should hand them into Networking ASAP.

Thanks,
Alex J.

(Yes, I'm hanging a lampshade on the forum downtime. ;))
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Handwritten Memo!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 06:41:02 pm »

Val's Handwritten Memo

To: GDH Lana Caruthers, GDH Drathari Telperien, GSC Soveh Dunizel, Gabriel Dorset
From: GSS Val Cesoerdo (Still LoA)
Subject: In Regards to Sukh Ra & Jack

It has been brought to my attention that the Urban Arcana system that was once home to my husband is once again active and that two of its former denizens are presently at the Outpost.

In regards to Sukh Ra, I have to question why he was allowed to come to the Outpost and be made Aware. It was my understanding that we had sent him back in the first place to ensure that the system would stay quiet and the Div race unaware. By having him around we risk both the Awareness of his people, as well as a repetition of the things that happened to Scrae when he was still of the Div. I trust that proper precautions are being taken with him. I feel as though I should remind people that if he dies, he will be sent straight back to Urban Arcana and may make the First One, as well as the other Div, Aware.

As far as Jack is concerned, I strongly recommend that he be placed on constant watch. Given his activities in my home system, as well as his other transgressions, I am not discomfited by the thought of him being treated largely like a Guest within the Outpost. Someone should monitor him personally at all times, especially when interacting with Sukh Ra. I am well aware of their history together - Scrae and Jack were quite close in their younger days, and as Sukh Ra is reportedly in the mindset of those days, I do not trust those two together. Further to this, I believe that Jack should not be allowed in any System within which he may have made allies; this includes his Home System. Until we know for certain his intentions we should take great care with who he has access to.

Additionally, as Jack is supposedly attempting to reform, I believe he should be placed within the rehabilitation program effective immediately. This will place him under my jurisdiction and watch, which I assure you all will not cause problems. I am nothing if not entirely professional and I swear that I would do what I can to ensure that he is kept honest in his efforts.

The remainder of this memorandum is for Gabriel Dorset.

Watch over yourself, Gabriel. You may yet be a target of Jack's, and I am not at all certain what Sukh Ra may be thinking in regards to you. With them together and my father still at large, I would take care not to let your guard down. I will be in touch when I am back in Primary.
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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 07:16:01 am »

To: All security personel GFC or higher, All Administration GFC or higher
From: GFC Simon Wilkes; Sub-level 3 warden
Subject: Release of Prisoner #243

Guardian Kattarina de Locke has ~much to my surprise~ completed to the terms of her release after having Put forth one of the most disturbing imprisonments that I have had to oversee since taking up the duties of warden.

While all caution was made during the entirety of GSC Katt's stay in the sub-levels as befitting someone who was at once a seasoned martial artist, a ranking guardian and reportedly* the subject of demonic possesion/transformation, Katt was remarkably subdued for the majority of her stay.

At first we took her progressivley more passive behaviour to be either her dealing with the reported loss of her family** or an attempt to get us to lower our guard and provide her with a chance to escape. Over time however, the prisoners passivity became a sort of resistance we weren't sure how to deal with. The majority of her time she merely sat inside of her cell, motionless. Her food was largely untouched. When escorted to the shower facilities, she'd refuse to properly bathe; instead standing or sitting (sometimes fully clothed) beneath the sprayer until it was tuned off, after which she didn't even bother to dry. Her regulatory time in the excercise facilities was spent just sitting in a corner, staring at nothing. Attempts to engage in discourse with her resulted in her ~at best~ looking vaguely in your direction until you gave up.

Over the first year, Katts health began to erode. The loss of some 38 lbs. off of her 135 pound frame could possibly be explained away by her poor eating habits and inactivity, but there were also a series of other health issues, including internal bleeding on multiple organs, sporadic infections from no apparent source and a host of other unknowns. We ultimately wound up treating her by installing a portal to the positive energy plane inside of one of the walls in her cell (safely sealed behind a 3 inch thick mithril plate) which allowed the healing energies of that realm to treat what ever she came down with. Given the unusual nature of her degenerate health, I can only presume that this is some sort of condition that her species manifests in captivity, or as a sympathetic response to depression. If any other tigrids are incarcerated, it would be best to keep these factors in mind.

There was only one consistent visitor during the entirety of the guardian's incarceration; one gaddez darkmoor. While Katt had apparently given up on speaking english, She seemed to be willing to scrape together the effort to speak in the orcs native toungue of gobbley... on occasion. Unfortunately, the nature of the conversations was lost to us; The outposts auto-trans programs wound up translating everything that gaddez and Katt were saying as seemingly random words strung together. Took us a while to figure out that while the computer was translating the spoken words perfectly, it wasn't programmed to take into account the body language components which are ~apparently~ core components of the orcs native language.

The last time that Gaddez talked to her, somthing he said got her attention. Dammed if I knew what it was, but immediatley after that, Katt started to eat again. Absolutely every particle of food we served her was gone from her plate. She began excercising and shadow boxing inside of her cell for hours straight. When we took her to the yard she would make use of rings, rope, and mats to recondition herself.

6 weeks ago, she went in for the release program, and I am convinced that she's met the following standards for release:

1. Discontinuing her personal vendetta against Maren colson.
2. No longer posing an imminent threat to guardians Relapse, Elwood jones, or Jarod lindfaller who were invloved with the defense of maren colson.

As such, I find no reason Not to recommend Katt be restored to her position as a GSC of external security.

*Despite extensive magical testing, Katt has been shown to have no trace of possesion or demonic heritage; either this is some aspect of her martial arts and/or species, or the away team has wildly exaggerated their heroics. At any rate no "demonic transformations into metal" occured during her tennure.

**The claims of family in the 7th sea puzzle me. Katt isn't from the smae system or even the same species as the Pfeitzers and by her own admission she never actually met any of them other then Jo somthing or the other. If this sort of thing had happened in the primary Katt would have been declared a stalker and/or tossed in a padded room.

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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 06:51:51 pm »

To:  All R&D personnel, and all unaffiliated Recruits
From:  Doctor Hugo Easton (GSS)
Re:  Guardians Innovation Symposium

As many of you are aware, I have been conducting numerous interviews with the staff of Research and Development since shortly after I received my promotion with Miss Sage Russell (GSS).  While my findings from these interviews and investigations are neither public nor are they complete, I have determined that this department is in need of a stimulus in both how many approach their work and also in how personnel view each other.

It is for this reason that I am announcing the first Trans-Systemic Innovation Symposium.

Entries to the symposium will be required to produce one of the following, with further requirements to follow:
  • A working and original theory with complete documentation, and a readiness to defend your theory in front to your peers.
  • A new and original take on an existing theory, once again with documentation and a readiness to defend your theories.
  • A wholly original invention, of either Scientific, Mystical, or other recognized origins by R&D, to be presented at the Symposium.

It is required that any and all entries be work begun after this memorandum has been published, and be work never before presented to any other authoritative body.  You will be judged on presentation, the veracity of your claims, and on the unique nature of what you present.  With such work, though, will come rewards.

First prize shall be a written recommendation from myself to GSC Drathari Telperine for promotion when next the time comes for such things, as well as my signature on an order for an increased funding budget on further development of the work presented.
Second prize will be another funding increase.
Third prize is retaining your position still.

This is not a mandatory event for all persons in R&D, but it will become a part of my "Publish or Perish" protocols that I will be instituting in the future.  The Symposium shall take place in three months time.

That is all.

((OOC Notes: This is a bit of an RP exercise for R&D characters, as well as Recruits looking to distinguish themselves with R&D.  The rules are simple; I'll be setting up a thread for participants to post their character's entries in three months, keeping it open for 6 weeks while people make their posts.  Use RP and character backstory or RP on either Forum or IRC to show the basis for the theories or work, and please keep logs for linking to your final entry if you use chat.  Winners will be based on story, not raw power, so feel free to get creative and have fun!  Any questions can be PMed to me here on the forum.))



((Update 6/25/09:  As nobody has presented any RP support interest for this idea, nothing will be run.  Please PM me if you have anything to show me otherwise))
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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 05:23:12 am »

To: All GSS and above
Re: Interrogation of Jack of the Div
Attached: Transcript of the recording of Jenny's conversation with Jack

Based on suspicions after a mission to Urban Arcana (report to be filed after some follow up investigation), Jenny Wren brought Jack of the Div to Security to be interrogated about the Divs' involvement with Carmine Cesoerdo.  Jack agreed to give up as much information as he could, if it kept him from being incarcerated, and if the Gaming Guardians would say that they would try to capture Carmine and imprison him instead of killing him when he's found.

Jack claims to not know where Carmine is located now, but gave up a phone number that he says Sukh Ra used to contact Carmine.  Carmine apparently located some game notes on the Divs' home system as well as the players who originally participated in the game that resulted in Scrae's first arrival to Primary.  The original game master was apparently nowhere to be found, but the Jack was able to give the home town of the players.  Carmine used the players to shape events in such a way that Sukh Ra would be able to reclaim his powers.  According to Jack, Sukh Ra intended to challenge the leader of the Div.  The outcome of those events are not yet known.

Jack admitted that he never believed he was abandoned by Carmine, but went along with a story that his brother concocted.  However, since he has been confined to the Outpost, he has had no opportunity to contact Carmine, and it appears that his knowledge about Carmine's activities and whereabouts are limited to what he had learned through Sukh Ra.
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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 01:41:02 am »

From: Jack
To: GDH and GSSs of Security
CC: Val Cesoerdo

To whomever this concerns,

I would like to lodge a formal complaint against your GJG in Security, Tiger.  On Saturday afternoon, I attended the welcome back party for Mariya Demordenaar.  While there, I had a verbal dispute with Tiger.  I don't think the exact nature of the argument is important; I was rude to Tiger, and he responded in kind.  However it escalated when he proceeded to grab me by the back of my shirt in his mouth and carry me away from the party.  No one saw fit to do anything about this and before I was able to get away, the dragon threatened me both vaguely and specifically (he said that he intended to bury me, which I took to mean he meant to kill me and dispose of my remains, and he said that he didn't think security would be able to help me before he was done with me).  I believe he was just trying to frighten me and force me to apologize through threats and physical violence. 

I have my own opinion about whether someone who acts like this towards another Guardian should be allowed on missions, especially since in my experience with him so far, he does little to help the team and seems only interested in protecting himself.  However, I know that who the Guardians employ isn't my decision, and I ask only that some formal action be taken for his mistreatment of me on Outpost grounds while I was attending a Guardian function.  Coming to trust my fellow Guardians has been difficult enough without having to suffer treatment like this from people who are supposed to be my teammates.

Thank you for your time,

Jack

((In case you're wondering about the event Jack is talking about, it can be found here: http://community.livejournal.com/ggirc/54858.html
The specific interaction between Jack and Tiger breaks off from the main party and is here: http://community.livejournal.com/ggirc/54858.html#cutid2 ))
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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 12:35:26 pm »

From: GSC Jenny Wren
To: GDH Drathari
Re: GSS Sage

I would like to lodge a complaint about GSS Russel, regarding some of her behavior in the outpost lounge, which I believe has been unbecoming of a staff sergeant. She is frequently rude in front of, to, or with guests, and sometimes chooses to air out private matters in public. In this particular case, I received what felt like a public reprimand in the middle of an informal social gathering, with very little warning.

I don't mind taking reasonable orders, and had in fact already been performing the majority of her instructions of my own initiative, before she chose to turn those precautions into orders.  I am uncertain if she was aware of this before the reprimand, or if she is aware of it even now.

In the future, if and when I receive official orders about security precautions I must take, I would prefer them to come through official channels.  Similarly, if I am to receive official reprimands (which I am still not sure if my encounter with her was intended as or not), I would prefer for them to happen in private, and also through official channels only.

I am having extreme difficulty telling when she is intending to be on duty or off duty -- because there seems to be no difference between the two.  I hope that the requested change to the use of official channels only (paperwork, meetings in offices, etc) will make that easier on both of us.


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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 01:26:47 pm »


From: GSS Taross Blackburn
To: GSS Hugo Easton
Subject: RnD Request

Hugo,
I would like to request some time from RnD to delve into a small issue that Intel has uncovered.

Lately, some new source information for various games has found itself errata-ed when odd errors slipped in when at print. These were quickly fixed and reprinted by the different source owners, but the fact that these all happened shortly after one another is cause for warning.

Perhaps you have someone on your roster who can look into this, since my own sources are unable to detect anything. Intel missions sent to systems where these erratas have happened have uncovered nothing, since they were already fixed.
I am sending another memo out to the whole of the organisation which might yield a more comprehensive list of systems and games where this has been happening.

Thank you.
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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009, 04:49:19 pm »

From: GSS Taross Blackburn
To: All Guardians
Subject: Gaming System Flaws.

On behalf of Intel I would want to request a favor from those Guardians amongst us who still play games or those who collect roleplaying sourcebooks to keep informed on their old homes.
There seems to be a small epidemic of hastily retracted errata roaming through forums of quite a number of gaming companies where apparently errors had slipped into new source material. These errata are quickly removed again after a reprint fixed the flaws, though.

Due to the sudden scale of this we are suspecting something else is up and with some help we're hoping that we can find a place where the reprints have not happened yet so we can see whether or not these suspicions are founded.

Just reply to this memo with the same subject if you have a lead for ease, a filter will pick you out on my end.

Thanks in advance,
Taross Blackburn, GSS Intel.
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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2009, 01:41:45 am »


To: GDH Drathari Telperien, Operations
From: GJG Anariel Starstrider, Medical
CC: GDH Wargolem, GDH Lana Carruthers, All GSS

Re:  Informational request on handling of unAware guests to the Outpost

      Recently I had the honor and pleasure of encountering two individuals in the Lounge that I was informed were unAware *after* having had a brief conversation with them about trivial and mundane matters than would not change that status.
      However, this brings up a very important question--what *is* the appropriate response and/or handling of a guest to the Outpost who is not Aware and is being potentially considered for return to their home System? Common sense is apparently *not* the answer, based on the brief encounter I had.   Some sort of solid answer on this is requested to prevent damaging interactions from occuring in the future.

     Thank you very much for your time,

     Anariel Starstrider, Medical

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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2009, 01:54:58 am »

Shadow Puncher medical report
To: Lana Caruthers, accessible by GSS and above
Attached: Logs of Shadow Punchers 'intro'

As requested, a full medical work up was done on “Shadow Puncher,” a human mage who infiltrated the Gaming Guardians.  The full report can be requested from medical.    To summarize, the man is in reasonably good health, though he could benefit from a better diet and exercise. Tests were conducted to search for signs of possession or mental control with no results.  Brain scans show nothing to indicate demonic tinkering.

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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2011, 07:59:01 pm »

TO: GDH Operations.
FROM: GSC Gaddez Darkmoor
Subject: New ordinance

As Per suggestions from various individuals (as well as the discovery that various high end containment gear is no longer functional), I have set about furbishing the guardian armory with new ordinance. This is due to a certain degree of guardian disdain for the standard sidearm of the guardians and honestly, the neural laser is ineffective against quite a swath of targets. Thus, I have * new additions which are at once simple to use, effective and not expressly lethal.

1: The Psi-hammer: High level psychics are staggeringly dangerous due to there ability to strike directly at an individuals mind, fling improbably large objects and percieve the future to name a few. The "psi-hammer" is a device that emits a pulse of neural energy that will ~temporarily~ cripple the psion with the mental equivilant of a flashbang. Of particularly interesting note, is that the emitter (which works on the basis of a grenade) scales to the overall level of psychic ability of the individual, thus the more powerful the psychic the more effective the device.
Complication: The area of effect of the emitter is somewhat... large. an area roughly 60 feet in diameter will be flooded with the pulse, and the emitter will not be deterred by most energy fields and physical constructs (e.g. walls). As a result, the emitter is almost guaranteed to catch the hurler in it's area of effect and give them a rather stinging head ache. Also: against a creature composed of pure psionic energy (a dream entity for example) the effect would be catastrophic, as it would be unable to maintain it's own composition.

2: The Nest of bees: Designed with the specific intention of temporarily crippling a powerful enemy of any shape or form, the nest of bee's could be best described as a cross between sub-level 4 and a nail bomb. The nest is a cylinder that is loaded with 300 micro CMs that upon activation are projected a distance of 20 feet, each of which are set to primary normal and will adhere to any solid piece of matter they come in contact with (due to there setting they will penetrate energy shielding). That's right folks, you can apply all the rules of physics to any dip that you please in a moments notice. Better yet, the target will be unable to interact with jaunt space, so escaping to another system to fight another day isn't an option.
Complications: Putting aside the effects of guardians getting caught in the spread, the nest of bees does in fact prevent the target from being jaunted out until such time as they either have the micro CMs physically removed or their power goes dead (the devices have a small battery which gives them a life span of 1 minute and 45 seconds. I have considered adding devices to the CMs that would allow them to extend there battery life by converting the targets body heat and/or natural electro magnetic field but this would reduce the number of CMs by a third and lead to other possible complications), thus the target can't simply be sent straight to the sublevels. Further, if a target was hit be enough matrixs they would be in fact gain a degree of protection from more extroardinary attacks (magic, ray guns, the force, ect.). Lastly, the potential effects of being subjected to primary normal could have lethal consequences (e.g. a creature collapsing under it's own weight).

I freely admit that my offerings aren't perfect, but then nothing about this organization is. For there stated purposes however, they are most assuredly effective.

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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 08:29:02 am »

*two seperate memos sent out*

TO: GSC Gaddez Darkmoor
FROM: GDH of Operations Drathari Telperien
Subject: Reply:New Ordnance?

This report should have been sent directly to your superiors. I've forwarded it to them.

-GDH Drathari Telperien

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TO: GSS of R&D Dr. Hugo Easton; GSS of R&D Sage Russell; GSS of Logistics Denzine 
FROM: GDH of Operations Drathari Telperien
Subject: New Ordnance?

I have received a direct Memorandum from GSC Gaddez Darkmoor. I have attatched it below for your review. I am unsure of why he is sending me this update directly. This should be routed through his direct superiors. I do not have the time nor ability to sift through all of R&D's scheming for my personal approval. That was my job when I was the GSS of that one section: not over all of Operations. I'm sure you three will act in the necessary fashion to see to this... project.

That said:

After looking over these devices GSC Darkmoor has mentioned (I'm not sure if he's actually built them yet from the vagueness of his memo) I must mention some concerns.  I find it worrisome that he would abandon the neurolaser because it doesn't work on enough targets for items that are designed specifically to counter only one type of individual. The other requires use of an insanely large number of miniaturized tech that is pretty classified. We don't want everyone and their villains mother's knowing how our technology works. We've already seen the damage that can happen from knowledge gained in this manner. (*See Faustus file*) If he has indeed somehow managed to make any of these devices please have them secured away in the vault until a full peer review can be made on them.

-GDH Drathari Telperien

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TO: GDH Operations.
FROM: GSC Gaddez Darkmoor
Subject: New ordinance

As Per suggestions from various individuals (as well as the discovery that various high end containment gear is no longer functional), I have set about furbishing the guardian armory with new ordinance. This is due to a certain degree of guardian disdain for the standard sidearm of the guardians and honestly, the neural laser is ineffective against quite a swath of targets. Thus, I have * new additions which are at once simple to use, effective and not expressly lethal.

1: The Psi-hammer: High level psychics are staggeringly dangerous due to there ability to strike directly at an individuals mind, fling improbably large objects and percieve the future to name a few. The "psi-hammer" is a device that emits a pulse of neural energy that will ~temporarily~ cripple the psion with the mental equivilant of a flashbang. Of particularly interesting note, is that the emitter (which works on the basis of a grenade) scales to the overall level of psychic ability of the individual, thus the more powerful the psychic the more effective the device.
Complication: The area of effect of the emitter is somewhat... large. an area roughly 60 feet in diameter will be flooded with the pulse, and the emitter will not be deterred by most energy fields and physical constructs (e.g. walls). As a result, the emitter is almost guaranteed to catch the hurler in it's area of effect and give them a rather stinging head ache. Also: against a creature composed of pure psionic energy (a dream entity for example) the effect would be catastrophic, as it would be unable to maintain it's own composition.

2: The Nest of bees: Designed with the specific intention of temporarily crippling a powerful enemy of any shape or form, the nest of bee's could be best described as a cross between sub-level 4 and a nail bomb. The nest is a cylinder that is loaded with 300 micro CMs that upon activation are projected a distance of 20 feet, each of which are set to primary normal and will adhere to any solid piece of matter they come in contact with (due to there setting they will penetrate energy shielding). That's right folks, you can apply all the rules of physics to any dip that you please in a moments notice. Better yet, the target will be unable to interact with jaunt space, so escaping to another system to fight another day isn't an option.
Complications: Putting aside the effects of guardians getting caught in the spread, the nest of bees does in fact prevent the target from being jaunted out until such time as they either have the micro CMs physically removed or their power goes dead (the devices have a small battery which gives them a life span of 1 minute and 45 seconds. I have considered adding devices to the CMs that would allow them to extend there battery life by converting the targets body heat and/or natural electro magnetic field but this would reduce the number of CMs by a third and lead to other possible complications), thus the target can't simply be sent straight to the sublevels. Further, if a target was hit be enough matrixs they would be in fact gain a degree of protection from more extroardinary attacks (magic, ray guns, the force, ect.). Lastly, the potential effects of being subjected to primary normal could have lethal consequences (e.g. a creature collapsing under it's own weight).

I freely admit that my offerings aren't perfect, but then nothing about this organization is. For there stated purposes however, they are most assuredly effective.

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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 05:16:37 am »

TO: GSC Gaddez Darkmoor, GDH Drathari Telperien, GSS Denzine (Logistics)
FROM: GSS Doctor Hugo Easton (R&D, Projects Director)
Subject: RE: Reply:New Ordnance?


I will begin by saying that I am surprised to see a report, any report, from Mr. Darkmoor regarding his work and progress after his return from acting out military functions in the Rifts quadrant of the Palladium Megacluster.  Perhaps I have not made it clear how the current administration of R&D will be handled... there have been a number of changes here, it is true, and these changes are a sharp difference compared to past administrations R&D has experienced.  For this reason, I will now make it clear for both your office and Mr. Darkmoor.

Projects wishing to be submitted for general use by the Guardians, even if said general use is for specialized mission profiles, should have their reports submitted to the lead for division and myself.  GSS Sage Russell is then consulted on what resources can be allocated for prototype fabrication runs as well as further testing scenarios.  This is where our new incentives program for recruits and officers seeking hazard pay can sign up for field testing.  Should the project get past these stages, we then confer with Logistics and Administration on what should be done to make any project a part of the Quartermaster's selection.

It is a process mired with paperwork and bureaucracy, and with countless twists and turns that would make a byzantine labyrinth jealous, which I have been told is required to make certain field Guardians do not get torn apart by their own equipment.  Being torn apart by one's own equipment reduces confidence and morale in the designers of the equipment.  And since confidence and morale in R&D is what keeps our funding at the levels they are, I have little wish to lose access to all those resources which fuel all of our collective projects.  That is why I approved of this process; everyone in R&D quite enjoys having funding without needing to sell anything or seek profit margins.

As for the content of Mr. Darkmoor's proposal (I call it a proposal, for I am certain he has not requested the Fabrication division to construct anything more complex than a single basic proof-of-concept for each.  Doing so without GSS approval would be foolish, and Mr. Darkmoor has on many occasions made a point of explaining that he is an intelligent man), I have summarized the additional research I would need to see before I would have brought these projects to any phase beyond laboratory work.

The Psi-Hammer Proposal - For any work to continue on this project, I have created a list of additional research which must be done.
  • I will require a statistical overview of 'friendly fire' incidents involving AoE weapons and inherent ability effects, as well as the after-action reports summarized into classifications of findings of fault.  It is in my experience that the majority of Field Guardians vehemently dislike individuals that use AoE ordinance and I would like to know why before I look further.
  • I will need a look at how many of our active field agents are themselves in possession of abilities brought on by advanced neural development (known in common parlance as 'Psi', and to be referred as such from here on).  Since it is almost a guarantee that the device proposed would hit some members of an active mission team, it should be learned how many would be harmed by such use.
  • A review of how such Psi emanations might affect other manifestations of System abilities, abilities which might not have their core rules list "psionics" or other synonymous terms in their rules.  We deal with dangers and friendlies from a wide variety of metamechanical environments, and I must see suitable test samples to know how such a device might affect them.

The Bee Hive Proposal - I cannot approve of this project, if only from the standpoint of cost to benefit.  And if you have reviewed my past work, you will see I do not use that term often or with any manner of reverence.  Still, it is good to look at some of the likely issues with such a system:
  • Ordinance - Conversion matrixes are complex hardware, and made in enough portable quantities to just cover our field teams, prisoners, and those that require them to survive within Primary.  A process which makes these items small enough to be considered projectiles would be either a serious drain upon Guardian resources, or be done with a process that itself breaks Primary norm.
  • Delivery - The large spread of the projectiles combined with the expense of manufacture is one which leads to difficulty in after-action cleanup.  Director Telperien makes an astute point in the dangers of our enemies capturing Guardian technology.
  • Contamination - Having that many independent conversion events active in a small space at once has a distinct danger of instigating Jauntspace warping.  We have observed the phenomina happening, shall we say, 'naturally' in Systems in the past; often seen when too many genre's are crossed over, or when a set canon is inflicted with too many additions based upon other Systemic influences.  This is still under field study (see the work of GJG Chou Ming Li, whom is currently on field assignment for just this reason), and we have yet to make direct scientific causal correlations, but the work still continues.  However, we should at least consider that creating pockets of Primary within Systems might have certain additional unwanted effects.

In the end, I hope my words on this matter help make it clear the expectations I have of R&D, as well as how we are performing our roles within the Guardians.  I will also make certain to bring the new version of the R&D Project Listings online, just as soon as the minions in IT can make it perform to the levels I expect.

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Re: MEMORANDUM
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 05:31:09 am »

TO: GSC Gaddez Darkmoor, GDH Drathari Telperien, GSS Denzine
FROM: GSS Sage Russell
Subject: Re: Reply: New Ordinance?

As Hugo has already expressed my thoughts alongside his, I have little else to add save for my apology for the waste of other departments' time.

I will also note that were we to wait until the Project Listings performed up to my fellow GSS's expectations, we would have a WarGames scenario. It will be up when I am convinced it's ready, no later.

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