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Derika wrote:lol

"50k soldiers, naval personnel do not count. Commit the same crimes they committed against you."

"You want us to go on an interstellar genocidal campaign against the Eliksni? You aren't serious, are you?" Alcandar walked to his desk and leaned against it. "We want to disband the house of wolves, not anhilate it. How could you suggest such a horrible idea?"

During preparation for the Roth-Eliksni war to come, the CDA finally decides to switch to ballistic/kinetic weaponry instead of its usual energy weapons. Energy weapons would still be maintained in Expeditionary Fleets and Anti-Tank weapons/Artillery but firearms would be predominantly kinetic. The switch was rather easy, as R-1 Assault Rifles were already in common use. Some marines protested, but with the release of the SC 42 it would allow marines to customize their own weapons (within a budget) to their own likings.*

A common grunt can't make his rifle have attachments that deviate far from intended goal, like not like super special (like having the barrel change to 250mm or something, not possible you get the point), more like modifications here and there to the soldiers liking*
It also has to be submited and registered, kept taken care of and of course before submitting it they have to be checked to see if it can work out in combat. Of course 99% of the time itll be practical for the combat needs, as clones are well-versed in combat weapons. The weapons are regulated too, so no night-vision scopes in daytime combat scenarios etc. I'm pretty sure I gave a bad explanation sorry :D

How common is AI? Are there Self-Aware Robots just walking around on Earth or are they just outright banned?

Rothella wrote:How common is AI? Are there Self-Aware Robots just walking around on Earth or are they just outright banned?

ai is present in much of the military and a lot of civilian life

they can run cities and similar things

they can run vehicles and starships

they can wirelessly connect to things if they need to, much like a transportation grid

pretty much every home has at least ai system in the richer countries

Some People on Planet Arcadia wrote:ai is present in much of the military and a lot of civilian life

they can run cities and similar things

they can run vehicles and starships

they can wirelessly connect to things if they need to, much like a transportation grid

pretty much every home has at least ai system in the richer countries

No self-aware AI allowed in Rothella ;)
Self-Aware intellgent robots are believed to be extinct after an "update" that was maybe possibly a virus. Those that somehow survived are in criminal syndicates or in hiding. The only "AI" are those who assist in research, industry, and more, not intelligent enough to be self-aware but still solve algorithms etc.

Rothella wrote:No self-aware AI allowed in Rothella ;)
Self-Aware intellgent robots are believed to be extinct after an "update" that was maybe possibly a virus. Those that somehow survived are in criminal syndicates or in hiding. The only "AI" are those who assist in research, industry, and more, not intelligent enough to be self-aware but still solve algorithms etc.

well yea

same for these nations

theyre programmed instead of being sentient or aware

Stars will perish long before the Commonwealth falters

How is the new motto :D

Thinking about having Rothella becoming a sort of dictatorial state after Aphus war.

Latorik uses brain plug ins in leu of AI

On account of AI being really easy to subvert

Rothella wrote:Thinking about having Rothella becoming a sort of dictatorial state after Aphus war.

How will that work with rothella being a commonwealth?

All I can think of is a massive civil war to establish a more central control

Also did I miss anything important

Latorik wrote:How will that work with rothella being a commonwealth?

All I can think of is a massive civil war to establish a more central control

Use the Aphuan invasion to unite the commonwealth, have it be a "commonwealth" of "autonomous" regions, and promise to return power once peace and stability is returned, do good and take long enouh while having a good pr campaign to maintain good relations with the people

Latorik wrote:Also did I miss anything important

Not really, just Rothella mobilizing for war against the Eliksni attacking, I wanted to wait until you returned to continue the investigation which I doubt will get far but could be entertaining, maybe a good climax where Investigator Otto almost discovers who was behind the attacks but the Albanians manage to keep that secret at the last minute or something?

Rothella wrote:Use the Aphuan invasion to unite the commonwealth, have it be a "commonwealth" of "autonomous" regions, and promise to return power once peace and stability is returned, do good and take long enouh while having a good pr campaign to maintain good relations with the people

So, sort of like the UNSC only indefinitely

Rothella wrote:Use the Aphuan invasion to unite the commonwealth, have it be a "commonwealth" of "autonomous" regions, and promise to return power once peace and stability is returned, do good and take long enouh while having a good pr campaign to maintain good relations with the people

Im not too sure the former governments will be too happy with that

Especially considering some if their predispositions towards authoritarianism

Rothella wrote:Not really, just Rothella mobilizing for war against the Eliksni attacking, I wanted to wait until you returned to continue the investigation which I doubt will get far but could be entertaining, maybe a good climax where Investigator Otto almost discovers who was behind the attacks but the Albanians manage to keep that secret at the last minute or something?

Well I'm back now

Idk how otto plans on getting into new Albania

They are quite a bit more xenophobic than even North Korea

Latorik wrote:Im not too sure the former governments will be too happy with that

Especially considering some if their predispositions towards authoritarianism

I plan to have APhus basically commit a genocide, leveling planets, killing civilians, destroying everday Rothellan life to the brink of the entire nation rationing basically everything. making their invasion a threat to Rothellan existance. That way they're all forced to join together or die. Maybe have some sort of rebel force against the unification later on or during the Aphuan invasion but they're sort of held at bay until Aphus is defeated. Maybe also have a falling out between Rothella and hte UN for something (maybe the lack of help or something) to allow the regime to last longer. My goal is essentially have them assume emergency powers and do well enough that when they start to step down and return power the people continue to allow the government to exist.

Latorik wrote:Well I'm back now

Idk how otto plans on getting into new Albania

They are quite a bit more xenophobic than even North Korea

I'm sure they could find some record of the payment between Derika and the Eliksni within the House of Wolves, because I'm sure they've probably hit a dead end with the info that they have now.

Also I like the flag.

Rothella wrote:I'm sure they could find some record of the payment between Derika and the Eliksni within the House of Wolves, because I'm sure they've probably hit a dead end with the info that they have now.

How does that involve new albania though

Also thanks for flag compliment :)

Latorik wrote:How does that involve new albania though

Also thanks for flag compliment :)

Because the Albanians were the only human soldiers on the side of the Eliksni during the attack. Rothella doesn't know that they're albanian, only that there's some sort of human/eliksni collaboration against the Commonwealth.

Rothella wrote:Because the Albanians were the only human soldiers on the side of the Eliksni during the attack. Rothella doesn't know that they're albanian, only that there's some sort of human/eliksni collaboration against the Commonwealth.

You could probably put two and two together once you realize the vast majority of soldiers are the exact same height with very little variation across the board beyond gender

Latorik wrote:You could probably put two and two together once you realize the vast majority of soldiers are the exact same height with very little variation across the board beyond gender

Yeah but it's not really a smoking gun and probably wouldn't look good if Rothella's biggest evidence was, "They're the same height."

Rothella wrote:Yeah but it's not really a smoking gun and probably wouldn't look good if Rothella's biggest evidence was, "They're the same height."

I'm not quite sure how youd penetrate albania though

The best you could get would be a tightly controlled interview in a secure location on the border that would essentially be a guy reading from a pre prepared script

Latorik wrote:I'm not quite sure how youd penetrate albania though

The best you could get would be a tightly controlled interview in a secure location on the border that would essentially be a guy reading from a pre prepared script

That's why I went for the proof of transaction route with the Eliksni. I might even try to hack/infiltrate the Derikan treasury or request a declassification on the transactions completed for everything within the year or something.

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