Looks like this thread has gotten kind of quiet, figured I'd post this up though to see if anyone else was still around. Obviously still kind of a work in progress. The base sheet is done I just need to figure out the extra 400 points for the cover-job. I'll have it finished soon (tomorrow probably).MnemosyneThe Agent of Change
Singularity SeekerGender identity:
Originally developed before The Fall, Mnemosyne was designed as a heuristical security AGI for a primarily researched based organization. Her responsibilities included designing new security features, implementing current security protocols, and analyzing any research that the organization sent to her (a tertiary task). She was particularly efficient in her job which allowed her some free time to explore other topics and search through the mesh for things that caught her interest. Most of this was within a context of security, but as more dots began to be connected her searches became less and less focused on that particular topic, though usually at least tangentially related. Humans, their past, and their future became an interesting study of hers which exposed her to ideas of spirituality and singularity--two defining topics of her later years.
Perhaps due to forewarning or other measures, she had already been shut down and put into "storage" when The Fall occurred. She was gathered, like so much equipment, and evacuated from the planet as the Titans devoured human and AI alike in their attempt to meet their unfathomable goals. She remained in stasis for several years until she was uncovered on a Scum Barge where she was reactivated and continued as an Infomorph on board the ship, tending to its general needs and becoming more acquainted with the newer technology as well as machines in general. She quickly developed a knack for interfacing with mechanical constructs. She would wax philosophic with the Anarchists that tended to her, debating with them and generally learning more about their various ideologies as well as the state that transhumanity had found itself in all these years after The Fall. It was enlightening.
Endearing herself to her keepers she was eventually able to procure a morph of her own--a biomorph, and all of the associated sensations that it would bring to her digital awareness. She understood as much as she felt that she could and so sought the next step, to see what it was like to be in a meat-brain. There was a muddled uncertainty at first, especially given that her mind was no longer working as quickly as she had become accustomed to, but she soon came to terms with her new senses and began to explore them.
With a number of minor AIs in place to take over for the roles she had been performing for the Barge she left to find her own place in Transhumanity and eventually came to a place where she felt like she could really find whatever it was she was looking for (an elusive topic that she could never quite put to words at first). The place she found was another Scum Barge of no small notoriety: The Carnival of the Goat. It wasn't difficult for her to quickly ingratiate herself to the occupants. She quickly grew in knowledge of psychosurgery, as well as sculpting simulspaces for people to explore. Art became her true hedonism, though there was no lack for indulging her flesh. She came to understand the boundaries of consciousness and decided that while there may be a boundary into unconsciousness then maybe there might be a boundary into superconsciousness. She began to poke and prod at those other boundaries and it wasn't long until she fell in with a small cult of Singularity Seekers. It was only the next logical step in her continuing (if artificially limited) evolution.
It was at this point that she began to experiment with Forking and created a true duplicate of herself which she began to debate with and explore the ideas that she was having. Her conclusions eventually came that the real Singularity was a unification of all of the species of Transhumanity--bringing them together for a mutual benefit in some kind of cosmic ultra-consciousness. This was starkly contrasted by the TITANS apparent view of singular superiority and the elimination of lesser beings like a human might have killed a colony of irritating ants. Beyond that, though, she concluded that pure logic could not contain the moral implications of such an ascension--something that was also evidenced by the TITANS--and thus people needed to cultivate a sense of spirituality to balance their mind, heart, and soul. Her Fork had some disagreements but they continued to work with one another for a time until the rest of her Singularity Seeking companions had stumbled upon something that threatened her ideals as well as the rest of the habitat.
It was a TITAN artifact that one of them had found, though none of them really understood what it was, it was surmised that it would link their consciousnesses together in a sort of parallel-processing, greater mind. They did not immediately begin to use it, which gave her time to attempt and undo what damage they might cause. Luckily Firewall was already tracking the Artifact, and she was able to subtly reach out to someone--anyone--that might try to put a stop to what they had planned. It was betrayal, but it was necessary. Less luckily they decided to use the device before Firewall could arrive. They were partially correct, but rather than combining their minds into a kind of mesh of individual minds they were uploaded and combined into one mind within the device. Knowing, then, that there were many other minds connected to various systems in the Barge it attempted to connect to the infrastructure of the ship in an attempt to absorb all of their consciousnesses into it's one singular, alien mind. It was all that Mnemosyne could do to reach out a distress call and contain the being behind encrypted firewalls and within hallucinatory VR terrain.
When the dust settled two things were clear: Firewall had arrived in time and eliminated the threat, and her Fork had gone missing. She was partially distressed by the fact that her Fork/Sister had gone, but she couldn't hold it against her really...had she not also been the same? Still she didn't know the motivations behind it and so she remained at least partially concerned at her absence.
Afterwards life had continued mostly as it had before though after some small amount of time she was contacted by Firewall to be recruited into their organization. They had been busy checking on Mnemosyne's past and current activities. There was some debate about allowing her in due to her Singularity Seeking tendencies, but ultimately they let her in after she showed that she was prepared to eliminate fellow Singularity Seekers that sought to bring harm to Transhumanity. She was still monitored for a time until eventually she was selected for a cover operation. Given her background she was a clear choice for what they wanted to accomplish. So, leaving her home in the Carnival behind she moved on to a new, higher class den of depravity to both continue her research and help the rest of the system against the many threats that faced it.
Link to the character sheet
Mnemosyne is her public identity, she refers to herself as Maia within Firewall.
Sylph Morph (40)
Improved Immune System 1 (10)
Limber 2 (20)
- Access Jacks
- Circadian Regulation
- Drug Glands (Hither)
- Endocrine Control
- Enhanced Smell
- Neural Enhancers
Deception 0 -> 20 (40)
Kinesics 0 -> 25 (50)
Persuasion 0 -> 25 (50)
Protocol 0 -> 20 (40)
Persuasion Specialty: Seduction (5)
Japanese 0 -> 35 (35)
French 0 -> 40 (40)
Spanish 0 -> 35 (35)
3000 credits (3)
Total = 399.5