starfinder 29 : On ding les monstres!


Apres sa victoire facile sur les dernier gardes de la place, le groupe se sent invincible. il poursuit son exploration du bâtiment. le groupe va dans la salle des ordinateurs et s’aperçoivent que sans Rick c’est un peu plus difficile. Robert doit faire le sale boulot! ils demandent a Robert de hacker l’ordinateur mais il déclenchent l’alarme. apres un ou deux essais infructueux, trois méchants arrivent dans la piece et tentent de les défoncer! C’est la baston!

Le groupe souffle un peu apres ce combat qui s’est avéré un peu plus difficile que la premiere fois, mais Mace decide d’aller explorer avec Rackzovik et ils Ding 4 monstres! C’est la baston. mais cette fois, les choses sont un peu plus difficile.

Les mechants sont corriace et Mace se fait défoncer et butch aussi, qui pour une fois, ne fake pas! Mais apres beaucoup de peur, ils tuent les méchant! Le groupe se repose dans la piece et ce n’est que le lendemain qu’ils réussissent a hacker l’ordinateur. Il contient un AI qui se met a table rapidement! 

Who are you? “My name is Osteth. I was once one of the many kishalee scientists who monitored this entire system, protecting its secret. Long ago, I had a physical form, but in order to maintain these computers past our civilization’s fall, another engineer and I created digital versions of our consciousnesses to serve as custodians for eternity.

Who is the other custodian? “His name is Eltreth. We have operated here for millennia, keeping this place functional and its terrible secret hidden, until a couple of centuries ago. Without warning, he began to display signs of instability and critical errors. He became convinced that he was the tool of
some being called the Devourer. I believed it to be just some sort of manifestation of degradation in his core programming, and I sequestered him to these servers before he could cause any damage. I had hoped he could be repaired, but recent events have changed my mind.”

What is this terrible secret you mentioned? “Millennia ago, my people were locked in a war with a race called the sivvs. After decades of fighting, the sivvs fashioned a device of cosmic destruction known as the Stellar Degenerator
and sought to use it to bring the kishalee to extinction. We captured the weapon before it could be activated and won the war. We then studied our spoils, learning much from its dreaded power. We fired the Stellar Degenerator once… in self-defense, mind you! But the result was an atrocity could barely live with. We created the Gate of Twelve Suns—the star system in which you find yourself—to house and protect the weapon so that none might use it ever again.” The PCs likely know much of this information, but you can use Osteth to fill them in on any part of the Adventure Path’s backstory they might need to know.
What is going on now? “Several days ago we were invaded by a group of raiders. Some of them looked much like yourselves, but others were like figments, strange dark apparitions with no true form. The raiders call themselves the Desperate Hunger and are led by an android woman named
Null-9—I discovered this as they blasted their way into this facility spouting paeans to this Devourer and caught me offguard. Before I knew it, they had freed Eltreth and forced me into his prison. Luckily, I was able to place some roadblocks in their path to slow them down, but they cannot be allowed to
access the Stellar Degenerator.”
What did you do? “The many maintenance robots that perform the physical tasks of this system have always been semiautonomous, but ever since I locked Eltreth away, I have been striving to uplift the robots to full sentience so that they might continue should something happen to me. When it looked as though Eltreth would be freed, I uploaded as much independent programming as I could to their processors. It will take Eltreth some time to regain full control over those robots. In addition, I generated a pulse of electricity throughout the terminals in the operations room, making sure the demiplane containing the Stellar Degenerator could not be easily accessed.”
How do we stop Eltreth and the Desperate Hunger?
“Truthfully, I fear the Desperate Hunger will be stopped by nothing short of death. Then, though it pains me to say so, I must trap Eltreth again and destroy his programming for good. What I thought was a mere degradation was but utter corruption borne from powers I do not understand. If you know of any other way, please tell me.”
How do we free you? “You cannot do it from here. You must access the sequestering subprogram from the main operations room.” At this point, Osteth brings up a map of control center and points out area C8. “This should initiate
an exchange of my core programming and Eltreth’s. Beware, though. Eltreth has probably installed countermeasures.”

What are on the other planets? “They hold small edifices deep within for monitoring the gravitational pulses that emanate from each planetoid’s core. When my people were still alive, some of the scientists constructed personal
laboratories in these facilities, but I haven’t had need for them, so they have remained dormant for millennia.” Osteth pauses for a second. “It is possible the marauders might be able to find replacement parts for the terminals I damaged
on one of those bases. Once I have full access to the gate’s systems, I should know more.”

c’est la qu’on est rendu!

XP : IX et Butch montent de niveau!

IX 52647
Robert W. 49109,4
Butch 52106
Racksovik 31314
Mace Windu 56238
Rick Decard 52456
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