Helios's Hideout - Solaris Facility Abandoned artificial sun facility.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:24 AM
For an unknown amount of time, Helios has claimed Solaris's only usable section as a hideout and a miniature lab. A select few machines, generators, and equipment still function, giving the Reploid the materials necessary for research and construction.
[From Central Tower 2.0 - Government Precinct]
A teleportation pad lit up for a moment. Suddenly, a golden beam shot down from the top of the machine and materialized into a figure. Helios walked forward off of the pad and walked over to a sophisticated lab table. There were several notable machines here; a microscope, a sample analysis machine, and a hologram-computer. There were more machines on the high-tech work bench, but these three were the ones he needed at the moment.
The golden Reploid pulled the Ordarium sample out of the bag, still in the bottle he had used to contain it. He pulled a sampling dish from nearby and poured the substance into it. He quickly put the lid on the dish to contain it. The Ordarium was ready for analysis...
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:02 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:06 AM
Of course there was the problem of what he was scanning for. First, it was basic analysis. The computer would then (hopefully) deduce the fuel's molecular composition. He selected another option; to find matching or similar readings to other substances. Helios had never seen Ordarium before, so he figured it would be easiest to understand it if he compared its composition to other materials.
He then fully activated the scan. The machine whirred as it began to analyze the material's composition.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:11 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:30 AM
"What... the... hell....?" was all he muttered as more data began to fill the screen. Something was definitely odd about this substance. The composition seemed to be moving in a, well, "methodical" manner. The cross-referencing function brought up several images and data snippets. At the bottom of the list of similar readings was an average Mettaur. This immediately gave Helios an embarrassed and confused look at the absurdly broad cross-referencing. At the top of the list, however, were small machines. Nanobots, to be exact. Not everything matched, but there was an 89% similarity between Ordarium's structure and that of a high-grade, yet seldom utilized nanobot for repairing certain machines.
"You've gotta be freaking kidding me..." he said as he waited for additional data to pop up. Was it possible that the substance was composed of nanobots?! Helios's suspicion was confirmed as an image scan of a set of miniaturized robots from the Ordarium sample were mapped out onto the screen. Helios immediately saved a record of what he had just discovered...!
Suddenly, the computer noted an anomaly in the electro-magnetic frequency of the substance. There seemed to be some sort of waves interfering with some of the scanning components. It appeared that the substance was sending and receiving a faint frequency. This was only conjecture on Helios's part, though. The machinery wasn't equipped to map out the barely noticeable frequency. If it was truly sending and receiving something, Helios imagined that it would either be towards an untraceable outside source, or would be sending impulses between the nearby nanobots. In which case, it would still be untraceable, as the frequency distance would be microscopically localized and impossible to distinguish.
But this whole thing presented another problem. What was the purpose of nanobots being inside a fuel source?
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:40 AM
Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:08 AM
Or are they using the other substance(s) in the gel (if existent) or the petri dish to reproduce? Which could be neat, I guess, because then the dish would dissolve and then the computer could become infected and then Helios would have to deal with a Maverick, umm... scanner...?
Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:05 AM
OOC: Ironically enough your explanation was my next guess. =_=; Incidentally, I don't know the best way to respond to the description, as I don't want Helios to realize stuff too quickly, etc.
As Helios continued to analyze the data and scans, he noticed something was odd about the movement in the dish. The nanobots seemed to be moving erratically, although he couldn't put his finger on "why". The machine's readings were odd, and he couldn't make heads or tails out of every single detail...
Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:33 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:14 PM
"My God! What the hell is this?!" he asked aloud as he ran back over to the scanner! He pulled the petri dish out of the sample analyzer! To his bewilderment, the sample dish was almost completely full now! He quickly set it on a table away from the machinery and watched the Ordarium substance. He didn't know what would happen if the machines broke out of the dish, so he raised his hand forward! He was ready to try encasing it in an energy barrier if it got out of control! Or if worse, destroy it!
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:28 PM
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:43 AM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:55 AM
1) The compressing field was still initially stronger than the total of the Ordarium, and compressed rapidly; almost instantaneously. Thus, the nanobot force could not possibly be equal to it, as the respawning machines would have only at best replaced some of the destroyed machines.
But whatever. On to round 2.
Helios was shocked when his energy barrier fizzled out. There was a sting to his head when that happened. Something had caused the Ordarium sample to negate his crushing attack at the last second. What was it...?
Then it hit him; the nanomachines must still be expanding. There was just barely enough expansive force to overpower his quickly raised barrier. He wouldn't be as careless this time, however! He quickly flicked his hand, causing another, brightly glowing field of yellow energy to encase the Ordarium! He quickly clenched his hand again, causing the field to rapidly shrink onto the nanobot fuel! He remained focused this time, ready to adjust his manipulation abilities in case the fuel survived this time.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:43 AM
The Ordarium, unable to regenerate fast enough, was diminished, burned, and destroyed. The blue gel burned away and what was left... Was a very small pile of... Sand? It was the plain old, extremely microscopic, dead Nano Bots. It was barely sand... The nano machines were so small that it was almost like water. It spread across the surface, rubbing against the energy Helios generated and getting burned up. It was effectively useless now, and safe.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:34 AM
Helios let the field down and retrieved another petri dish. He scooped the remains of the sample into it to clean up the floor. He secured the lid and placed it on the table nearby. He sighed with relief that he could at least contain the material. But what of the Ordarium's true purpose? Clearly it was not an ordinary fuel source. It was littered with nanomachines. Nanomachines that could do quite a lot, and reproduce exponentially. But for what purpose? He thought back to what was happening. Elzareth; Japan's Sigma. The incident that seemed to be happening in New Hera... Ordarium was New Hera's patented energy source. What would happen to a Reploid, or any machine, for that matter, that used this fuel?
"I've got no time to waste," Helios said to himself as he walked over to another part of the lab; his basic equipment room. He picked up his sword, Solstice, and latched the scabbard to the back of his belt. He reached for a replacement visor an latched it onto his communicators. He tested its retraction and extension functions; it worked.
"With the threat of Sigma looming, who knows how many Hunters may become involved. It may even involve Isaac Monteric," Helios continued to speak to himself. He walked back into the lab and walked over to an equipment work table. "I suppose now is as good a time as any to prepare him for the mystery only he can solve." He placed the handgun he had purchased in Air City on the counter, next to an assorted mess of circuit boards, wires, metal plates, and several, faintly-glowing, red crystals.
The power of the Ultiminium may not be enough, Helios thought as he picked up several tools. And the Hyper Form's properties are still untested and unknown, even to the plans. He started to assemble several, circuler apparatuses and connect them to the circuit boards. I'm not even sure if Isaac can use the Effect fully. He hasn't displayed any ability to, even though I...
He paused his thought and picked up one of the red crystals.
If I could have just increased the power output, this would have a better chance for success, Helios thought. But if he can use its power in the first place, then he can surely figure out how to increase its output...
Helios began to concentrate fully on the construction of the strange device. This device was perhaps the last, greatest invention he had conceived of. It just had to work. And priming the detective for a future battle now would give him more preparation. Helios knew that at his current level, Omicron wouldn't stand a chance against that man. Perhaps if he got the famous X, Zero, and Axl to fight, then there would be a better chance. But if he ended up fighting that man himself...
No, I have to focus, Helios thought. I have to finish this, and then I have to show the Hunters what I've found out.