The Pirate's Life Decking

Hitomi goes back down and out to her little car, and then drives it- not home, actually, but out of the city limits. It takes about half an hour, in all, tog et there, and she eventually comes to a stop by the road. She locks all the doors, and then sets a satellite dish up on the passenger seat, and plugs into it- the other datajack in her skull is used for her pocket computer, still containing the schematics for that ship. And then she closes her eyes.

Hitomi's icon opens her own eyes in the drab and dreary user interface of her satellite interface device, which she promptly configures to tac onto an outbound stream heading up to a TV satellite, locating the destination of the datastream, and then locking on. Once this is done, Hitomi grabs a hold of the rope of light, and allows it to carry her up, up, out of the atmosphere.

5 - Tar Baby-8 with Blaster-10
9 - Killer-8 with Killer-8
15 - Passive Alert
20 - Tar Pit-6
25 - Blaster-6 Cascading
31 - Active Alert
36 - Blaster-6 Shifting
40 - Killer-6 Expert Offense
46 - Killer-10 Armor
50 - Black Positive Conditioning-8
54 – Shutdown

Now in the Satellite's RTG, she works on the first thing first- reconfiguring her Persona. Hitomi shifts some priority out of sturdiness and into stealth- represented on her Icon by shedding a heavy black long coat and extending her metallic visor to cover her entire face.

Finally, Hitomi searches the satellite RTG's routing directory for the name of the ship- after all, they'd need to lease a channel to get satellite access out of the standard areas and sure enough, she finds the earthbound datastream connected to the ship. Once more, she grabs a hold of the robe of light, and allows it to take her down to the Ship's very own SAN.

The Ship's SAN glitters before you, a sea-born star among the various small systems out here, and it glows the brightest. Coming closer you can see that it is sculpted to look not unlike the sailing vessel itself, flying a proud flag and bobbing in a small virtual ocean. It proclaims itself as the MS Corona, cruise vessel and gateway to adventure!

«Plot» Hitomi says, "Has shifted 4 points out of BOD into MASKING. BOD is now 6, MASKING is now 12, DETECTION FACTOR is now 12"

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 11 for "Logon to Host System Operation, Channel Access (Emulating Deceive) at R6, Base Access Rating: 15. Satellite imposes a +2 TN mod to Access operations. Final TN: 11":
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 10 10 11 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» KassGM (#10360) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "System attempts to notice Hitomi logging in.":
2 2 2 3 4 5 9 11 = 0 Successes

Hitomi frowns as it seems the barrier to this particular SAN is a lot harder to get through than she was expecting- nevertheless, she finds a chink in the forcefield preventing access to the boat, and squeezes her way through.

Inside the SAN, the boat seems well decorated. Expensive looking carpets line the center of the walkway, sculpted to appear as aged wooden beams. The rails are polished brass and there seems to be the perpetual sound of a party and people talking in the distance.

«OOC» Hitomi says, "Now, I would like to validate a Personal User here under the name: Andrew Norton"

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 9 for "Validate Personal Account, Channel Control (Emulating Validate) at 5, Control Rating: 14. Final TN is (14-5)=9":
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 7 9 9 20 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls 1 for "Account lasts a number of days equal to Successes multiplied by this number":0

«Plot» KassGM says, "33 days"

Hitomi decides that her best bet is to blend in when she gets there, and so as soon as she lands on the boat, she validates herself a Personal-level pass code, her icon taking on the form of a young, male midshipman. She dusts off her nautical attire, and then gets back to work.

Your attire seems to blend right into the sculpting, the system acknowledging you as one of its own without problems. Now part of the crew, you are able to move around with more ease.

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Locate Slave operation. Channel Index: 6, Index Subsystem: 13, Final TN: 7":
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 11 14 = 2 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» KassGM (#10360) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "System attempts to notice Hitomi's actions":
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 = 0 Successes

Hitomi wanders along through the halls of the place, listening out for the sound of a boat engine, and keeping her eyes out for signage- as well as taking a peek at the code behind the iconography to try and glean some hints as to where the Slave system which controls the engines is located.

The ship is pretty easy to find its way around. Without much trouble at all you are able to locate the way to the Engineering deck and the associated controls. Some various crew members wander to and fro, carrying messages from the captain or the passengers. None look at you twice.

<OOC» Hitomi says, "Alrighty then- first order of business, I'm going to edit the instrumentation's configuration files so that they are reporting that the engine is moving at ten percent faster than it currently is."

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 8 for "Edit File operation, Channel Files: 6, File Subsystem: 14, Final TN: 8":
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 10 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» KassGM (#10360) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "System attempts to notice Hitomi's actions":
1 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 = 0 Successes

Hitomi finds the icon for the ship's instrumentation configuration files- in the form of a big old-tech panel complete with over sized dials and levers and ocillogram readouts. She twists one of the dials down a little bit, reducing the sensitivity of instrument, and then increases the sensitivity of another- the net effect being that for all intents and purposes the engine appears to be going ten percent faster than it actually is.

The ship complies smartly, the readout moving from what is really going on into the paradigm you've instructed it to report. The ship continues along, but seems to be moving faster than the actual output being sent from the engines themselves. Various crewmen man their stations, paying you no mind as they go about their business, guiding the ship along and providing for the engines.

«OOC» Hitomi says, "Next, I'll be performing an Edit Slave operation to actually physically slow the engines by 10%"

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 8 for "Edit Slave Operation, Channel Slave: 5, Slave Subsystem: 13, Final TN: 8":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 7 11 11 15 16 = 4 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» KassGM (#10360) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "System attempts to notice Hitomi's actions":
1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 = 0 Successes

Hitomi makes her way towards the engine, then, and she peers at it for a few long moments, trying to figure out the best way to deal with it- in the end she goes for the simple approach, and she just reduces the engine's output in line with the increased readings- if things go well, the ship should begin to slow, and the computer, and any human crew too, should believe that it is still going at the same speed.

The engines out decreases, which in turn will slow the ship down. Not too quickly, but the speed will bleed down enough that the ship is slowed in accordance to what you asked it to do. The physical crew isn't as sensitive to the machines, sadly not as advanced as the olden days crews that could tell by the way it handled and the hum of the engines how fast it is going. Now, they listen to their music and watch the trid and only react to the dials and screens.

«OOC» Hitomi says, "Now I'm going to put the rudders slightly out of alignment, to change the heading by a couple of degrees an hour."

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 5 vs TN 8 for "Edit Slave Operation, Channel Slave: 5, Slave Subsystem: 13, Final TN: 8, Altering Rudders":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 16 17 25 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» KassGM (#10360) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "System attempts to notice Hitomi's actions":
1 1 2 4 4 5 7 11 = 0 Successes

Hitomi giggles and moves over to the next console, and begins to play about with the dials here, too, changing the rudder so that it is turning just a liiiitle bit more to the left than the crewmen are telling it to, which in turn causes the ship to veer just a liiiitle bit off course- not more than about a degree every hour, but enough that over the next forty eight hours they are going to be going quite a way off course. She runs the numbers through her math SPU for a few moments, as she figures out the new course, and then saves it in a little note to her pocket computer.

The navigation computer accepts the new course corrections, your commands overriding the previous instructions. A yeoman's mate brings the Chief the the course headings, the NCO setting the dials up and ordering some of the enlisted to carry on. Everyone seems to accept that you work here, no one asking any questions. Instead, everything moves with precision, the big ship lumbering along quietly.

«OOC» Hitomi will be editing the GPS system now
«OOC» Hitomi says, "So that it appears that the ship is still on course."

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 5 vs TN 8 for "Edit Slave Operation, Channel Slave: 5, Slave Subsystem: 13, Final TN: 8, Editing GPS to hide Rudder alterations":
1 1 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 8 8 9 17 = 4 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» KassGM (#10360) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "System attempts to notice Hitomi's actions":
1 3 3 5 5 5 11 11 = 0 Successes

After calculating the new rout, Hitomi makes her way, finally, to the GPS system and she alters it's input parameters so that it appears that it is still following the old route. When all is said and done, this is going to be one very lost ship. She brushes her hands, content with her work, and prepares to jack out.

The GPS updates with the new data, sending the information out dutifully. It doesn't care *what* information it sends, it just knows it is important to send something. The new data files in with the old, bleeping out with the sort of dog dumb steadfastness of the loyal machine, relaying what it was told.

«OOC» Hitomi says, "And now, a graceful logoff"

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 11 for "Channel Access: 6, Access Subsystem: 15, Satellite: +2, final TN: 11":
1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 8 8 9 11 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» KassGM (#10360) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "System attempts to notice Hitomi's actions":
1 1 1 2 4 4 5 8 = 0 Successes

«Plot» KassGM says, "Final Security Tally: 0"

«OOC» Hitomi says, "By the way, feel free to have the crew notice that their instruments are being weird after they start to veer off course- they should at least notice a distinct lack of landmarks."

«Plot» Hitomi says, "I'll be sharing the alterations I have made to the ship's systems with the others (Kassandra, Aladriel, Johny, Janie and Lilith) as well as forwarding copies of the updated, calculated course to them."

April 29, 2009

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