“Indeed my lord, I am still examining the other members of your retinue. Many need to be maintained. They could be at risk to Melhi’s influences.” The steward summarized, as he unrolled the meticulously detailed scroll.
“You know I don’t have the skill to do both.” Kai replied. He looked away from the steward, and out over his city. Ten’s of thousands of Machine Born, all susceptible to other Life Born’s hacking. He really should figure the skill out, but being born in a Primary Fantastical State hadn’t given him many opportunities to learn the art. From their first clash, he knew Melhi was from a Sci-Fi and Emerging Equality State, which gave him an entire life to learn how to hack in order to survive. He had been referred to as a Shadow Runner before. Good thing he had a Black IC to protect his virtual reality. “What about Black IC? How is he doing?”
The Steward hesitated. “He got Decked out.”
“More like his code was punched. Or like someone tried to hack him by slamming a keyboard into his face.”
“I would try that.” Kai had seen few problems that could not be solved by slamming something into someone’s face. “But, you’re telling me he’s dead?”
“Indeed my lord. Killed by fellow Machine Born, who believed him to be too artificial to be real, and thus decided he was Melhi’s Replicant. Instead of an Anti Virus program.”
Kai sighed. “Ask the others to be more gentle, and to come to me if they suspect someone. Now, I need to go check Player List’s coding. Wouldn’t want him to get hacked.” Bort was a Machineborn!
Vote tally: Drought(1): Bard
Bort(3): Devotary, Elenion, Crimsn
Eternum(1): Drought Randuir(1): Orlok Elenion(1): Bort Bard(1): Elandera Devotary(1): Randuir
The Turn will end in
DroughtBringer (Player List)
Young Bard (Halting Algorithm)
Orlork Tsubodai (McAfee)