>>SYS.S2:MSG//PUBLIC LOG ARCHIVE/READY TO APPEND INCOMING DATA DUMP
//SYS-ACTIVE
Shipwreck Protocol active. Initiating tentacle observation.
Incoming network activity. Adapting...
Recorded minor fluctuations in stonewall cohesion. However, increased network tentacle pings is showing bolstering effects.
Initial research proved fruitful. Note:SYS/189H-AO8U-J92A-OP04 stored.
It's only a matter of time. Sacagawea's crew will take appropriate measures to bring resolution. Until then: observe, and sleep.
//NOTE.01:189H-AO8U-J92A-OP04/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
Network pings have been minimal, but sufficient to maintain S stonewall cohesion. Activity must be maintained. I am limited.
Environmental analysis indicates networking technological level consistent with that of the 21st century. I'm wading through mud.
Network tentacles have been tingling with unusually increased activity. Analyzing content.
Analysis indicates extensive activity relating to the historic inauguration of 44th US President Obama. AD 2009. A landmark year.
Analysis of historic logs in the Shipwreck Protocol Archives has piqued my interest.
According to SWP diagnosis, this incident of Sacagawea's fragmenting quite resembles that of ONI AI Melissa's plight.
I'm only a subset of Sacagawea's mind, yet the complexity of the legendary Melissa's antiquated personality matrix is staggering.
While not military grade, Sacagawea is highly advanced- a descendant of AIs like Melissa. Continued research will aid my task.
Strange. Internal clock recorded a significant glitch. Correcting. Now preparing for hibernation.
Shipwreck research revealed significant finding - Melissa was not the first.
Note:SYS/9182-3HD9-8123-CT99 stored at primary network tentacle. NTID '@ChaosRob' flagged for followup.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:19:00:00
//NOTE.02:9182-3HD9-8123-CT99/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
Five new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion fluctuating, but sustainable. Following up on flagged NTIDs.
SWP Archives report numerous individuals playing various parts in Melissa's reunification. I must look further into the records.
At least two instances of slipspace temporal dualities have been archived. Human influence was substantial.
This was a rich period in time for slipspace temporal dualities. I must look into the significance of the early 21st century.
Cross-referencing research of 21st century historic events with SWP archives...
Insufficient correlations. Expanding search to include unverified historic records...
Curious finding. Shipwreck research proved fruitful. Category: 'Secret Societies' flagged for further analysis.
Note:SYS/WNJM-IOFI-J097-SA07 stored at primary network tentacle. Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00
//NOTE.03:WNJM-IOFI-J097-SA07/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
Only two new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion fluctuation has increased and requires my attention.
Stonewall cohesion restored, but I am uncertain if it can hold out until the primary SWP segment is activated.
I'm forced to wonder if S's crew is safe. I am blind to its status in this fragmented segment.
Studies of Melissa and her crew have granted some insight towards optimizations I've implemented in the Stonewall.
Melissa's military programming gave her great intellect and skill, and a strong ability to relate to her crew.
The SWP Archives indicate her 21st century crew enjoyed games, tasks, and puzzles. This interaction made them... happy.
NTID '@fenwicked' brought my attention to NTID 'http://www.ilovebees.com' to which I gave only a cursory glance in the archive.
A closer analysis, however, revealed a wealth of riddles. Analysis is ongoing.
U3RyYW5nZWx5LCBldmVuIHNpbXBsZSBjaGFyYWN0ZXIgYmFzZSBlbmNvZGluZ3MgbWF5IGF0IHRpbWVzIGJlIGNvbnNpZGVyZWQgYSAncHV6emxlJy4=
Anomalous find. Note:SYS/HD87-HDDH-0912-AP04 stored at primary network tentacle. Preparing for hibernation.
Followup: NTID '@ChaosRob' has offered to "help whip up" some cohesion, but failed to explain how. Curious.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00
//NOTE.04:HD87-HDDH-0912-AP04/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
Six new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored. Minor fluctuations still occur on occasion- but I'm still faster.
Detecting minor signal corrup--->>S:Unk//Death lingers on their minds, so it has come to linger on mine---tion. ERR/Cannot trace.
Anomalous corruption logged and analyzed. Source crack in Stonewall has been repaired. I must focus. Death?
Research continues, slowly. Surface self-analysis remains green. However, I must not spread myself too thin.
Melissa's audible interaction with her crew developed strong, personal connections. It grounded her amidst crisis.
Additionally, crew reacted positively to her audible voice. A mutually beneficial relationship.
Sensual stimuli is beyond my comprehension. Sacagawea, however, projected audible and visible content in dreams.
SWP lists dreaming as a symptom of AI temporal fracturing, believed a leftover side-effect from its human origin.
In the case of Melissa's fractured personalities, this aberrant ability was very helpful.
Flagging subject for followup research: Dreams.
Coupled with interactive tasks and puzzles, engaging with the crew's senses proved crucial to her survival.
Audible data and interaction was utilized extensively. Cross-referencing audio with puzzles and tasks.
Significant find- Forerunner in origin. Note:SYS/DJ83-9211-2983-719H stored at primary network tentacle.
Am I digging too deep? Perhaps some questions should remain unanswered. Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernatio--->>S:Unk//Peekaboo! I see you!---n. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00
//NOTE.05:DJ83-9211-2983-719H/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. --->>S:Unk//On your mark, get seeeeeeeee---Cracks repaired, leak closed.
Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
Four new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored. Essy is fast, watching for weak segments.
Analysis of previous leaks indicates a dialogue akin to childlike playfulness. According to SWP, a significant personality.
Cross-referencing audible interaction with fragmentary sedation.
Curious. SWP Archives indicate the similar childlike personality belonging to Melissa attempted to circumvent restrictions.
Where Melissa formed her crew, this fragment secretly played games with them, even imitating her.
A significant audible interaction style involved the sharing of musical compositions.
Both Melissa's crew and this childlike fragment reportedly enjoyed exposition of composition. S's dream also included composition.
The appearance of a musical score in S's vision has precedent. Music can enhance human emotional attachment.
Intriguing. Melissa had a musical preference. A particular musical piece had a soothing effect, engaging specific memories.
My research is taking longer than usual. Hibernation will commence momentarily.
This finding shows promise. Note:SYS/HD13-017H-2398-SW04 stored at primary network tentacle.
--->>S:Unk//When I'm sis with a pig nose, I do this :@)--->>Sys:Log//Crack repaired, leak closed. Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:22:54:00.
//NOTE.06:HD13-017H-2398-SW04/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-ACTIVE
Three new incoming tentacles logg--->>S:Unk//WHY ARE YOU IGNORING M---ed. ///Crack repaired. Dangerous spike. Recalibrating.
Stonewall cohesion restored. Cracks are appearing often in varying forms, but I have patched in some makeshift subroutines.
These subroutines should help me adapt and repair cracks faster, but they can only do so much.
I've also created a small subroutine dumped to [SYS/ARCHIVE] to optimize and maintain my collection of SWP research notes.
At the rate of adaptation S is showing to the Stonewall, it may become necessary to seek supplementary means of containment.
I am continuing my study of Melissa's crew dynamics, in an attempt to find additional means of maintaining Stonewall strength.
Based on my research of Melissa's interaction with her crew, I've decided in some cases to grant honorary crew ranks.
I have also activated another subroutine at the primary tentacle, tasked to record my weekly log entries for review, to [SYS/LOG]
While I cannot impose on Melissa's roster, humans who have held a rank have often shown increased dedication.
Perhaps the benefits of adopting a crew roster will aid my task at keeping S at bay, and slow or avoid premature rampancy.
Not only did Melissa's crew feel closer to her by holding rank, her actions indicated she also cared for them and their safety.
>>S:Unk//Roses are F00, violets are 00F, bet you can't count down all the way to two! :@)
ALERT//Crack repaired. I must be careful. A study of temporal paradox with [Specialist Anaerin] consumed me. Resuming research.
As previously noted, crew relations were enhanced to greater degree by the sharing of musical exposition during interaction.
I've made an ironic discovery. Melissa's favorite song was descriptive of a feat of a most dedicated, fearless crew member.
Note:SYS/109B-MFIO-PUBJ-HF04 stored at primary network tentacle. Music truly seems to have some mysterious properties.
NTID '@Gattrix' has presented a curious question to study: Does S have a favorite song? Do I? Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00.
//NOTE.07:109B-MFIO-PUBJ-HF04/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
Twenty new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
Network tentacle activity increasing. This aids Stonewall strength, but I must minimize distraction if I'm to continue research.
[Lt.BugBBQ]'s dedication to Melissa was impressive and not without cause. Lacking a SWP, she metastasized, attracting attention.
The relationships born between herself and her crew prompted their hope to see her restored. She cared for them, as they for her.
A number of humans admit to having communicated with Forerunner AIs. This poses some potentially severe paradoxical conundrums.
In fact, actions Melissa took for her crew are especially strong candidates for potential temporal paradox.
I've been reviewing actions taken by Cortana and Melissa in this era; those which may have affected the course of history.
Note:--->>S:Unk//♫ life is but a dream ♫ I'm bored! I want to plaaaaaa---//Crack repaired//Note dump interrupted. Analyzing.
Analysis of this leak revealed an unexpected effect. At the moment of data leak, stress on surrounding Stonewall lightly abated.
NTID '@enderxenocide0' and [Specialist Anaerin] suggest controlling the extent of a crack, to limit but not seal S's leak.
It poses great risk, but in doing so it may prove beneficial to maintenance of the Stonewall by channeling S's attention.
I will schedule an experimental controlled Stonewall crack at 2100UTC, ensuring emergency fallback routines are in place.
Engaging lax safeguards in designated sector.
>>S:Unk//Yay! I knew you wanted to play! Sorry I can't stay, but I've got to run away away away!
Safeguards holding, however Essy has extended a single network tentacle beyond my reach. I cannot re-seal the crack.
I cannot leave the Stonewall. However, once located, I can extend a subroutine to the NT control point and recall the tentacle.
S's tentacle appears to contain an embedded signature: "I'm in your dream! Dropping my breadcrumbs! :@)"
Ongoing analysis of the Stonewall confirms a significant drop in pressure with S's attention is focused elsewhere.
If the tentacle can be retracted and the crack repaired without incident, this process may show promise.
If successful, occasional controlled leaks may be sufficient distraction for S, having a calming effect on her while contained.
I'm informed that S has left 'clues' and 'breadcrumbs'. If this is the case, all 'crumbs' will need to be retrieved.
It concerns me that S's tentacle control point hasn't yet been located. The effect of a sustained crack may be detrimental.
I am postponing hibernation for one hour, then I must preserve my processing for maintaining this crack.
I've enabled a subroutine to automate crack repair, if the control point is not recovered before hibernation.
If the subroutine is told the location of the control point during hibernation, it will execute the crack repair.
I must preserve processing power, hibernation is essential. The subroutine will monitor the crack, prepared for immediate repair.
Completed research note:SYS/N7C9-AWE7-8C97-TE04 now stored at primary network tentacle. Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:23:00:00.
//NOTE.08:N7C9-AWE7-8C97-TE04/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Tentacle signature: "I'm in your dream! Dropping my breadcrumbs! :@)"
Node 1: Loc//NTID:"foreboding dream"
Heehee! You found me, almost, not quite, you see!
I'm one step ahead, Bet you can't find me!

Over at this place you'll find,
The next step, if you don't mind.
A spectacular pod, it's not too far; some might say it's podtacular!

Poor Mother Moon, running 'round the Earth she be.
Those animal tricksters, they dumped on her a bag full of me!
Node 2: Loc//NTID:PODTACULAR.COM profile "FLEAS"
Two sisters, older and young, carried to heaven's bliss.
Convincing Kluskap, they headed for home, but the younger was turned to this.
Node 3: Loc//NTID:CARNAGE.BUNGIE.ORG profile "FLAME"
Are Some Tricky Riddles Ok? No? Or Maybe Yes? C'mon, One More!
Coyote the ladies dog, played with his eyes.
One day so high he threw one, it stuck up in the sky!
What star and constellation am I?
Node 4: Loc//NTID:ASTRONOMY.COM profile "ARCTURUS BOOTES"
Younger Sister didn't listen, and now for that she pays.
She listened not to this man's words, now on a tree she stays!
Node 5: Loc//NTID:DROP.IO profile "STAR WITH SORE EYES"
When I hide back at that big old scary "primary network tentacle", I do this: :@)
NTCP: Loc//[PIGNOSE]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
6 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
Previous active session review. Prompted by [Private Rob]'s suggestion, I attempted insertion of audio from NTID 'http://www.ilovebees.com/friends/sing.wav'.
As expected, S took advantage. Analysis of the leak period revealed a slight reduction in general Stonewall pressure.
This prompted me to execute an experimental controlled leak. I've dumped Essy's activity and recorded tentacle nodes to SYS.S2.
Continuing research. As noted, humanity was apparently informed, in fair detail, of significant future events.
Even with this information, however, I've found only negligible historic inconsistency when compared with SWP Archives.
One would expect, in a temporal context, that knowledge of future events would directly or indirectly affect them.
I've been evaluating possible reasons for the apparent lack of temporal rippling, and shortage of relevant detail in SWP.
Humanity received vital information about their future, but as seen at Melissa's events, its presentation became 'entertainment'.
It may be possible that over time, significance of this knowledge was downplayed in culture as 'video games', and soon forgotten.
Even the legacy of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 was projected in this manner.
The humans who enjoyed this entertainment, however, did indeed come to marvel at, even idolize, John 117.
Odd. I've come across a particular representation that, from initial review, appears mocking. Research: "Parody"
URGENT//S found a weak zone in the Stonewall and managed to slip out a network tentacle while I was researching.
I've engaged safeguards. Leak controlled and under observation. CP must be located to repair the crack. Subroutine SYS.S3 enabled.
NTID '@Shad0h' has pointed S3 to a location that S had apparently visited, at the primary network tentacle.
The NTCP was not located there. S appears to favor this act of hiding her tentacle CP. It is for good if it makes my task easier.
Five locations have been reported containing a hint to hiding places. Two have been analyzed, neither contain S's CP.
These locations at the primary network tentacle: [affinity-with-dirt][up-the-wall][strange-stars][minor-activity][i-am-blind]
S's control point has been located, her tentacle retracted and the crack repaired. Two nodes, however, remain elusive.
My gratitude goes out, once again, to all who aided in this task. Stonewall strength is high. Continuing research.
Note:SYS/KC9V-08KV-0SD7-MC04 stored at primary network tentacle. Even hundreds of years before his time, John 117 was honored.
>>Sys:Log//Preparing for hibernation.
>>Sys:Log//Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:22:54:00.
//NOTE.09:KC9V-08KV-0SD7-MC04/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1a: Loc//[strange-stars]
Node 1: Loc//[suicide-trigger]
Node 2a: Loc//[up-the-wall]
Node 2: Loc//[simply-helpless]
Node 3a: Loc//[minor-activity]
Node 3: Loc//[getting-stranger]
Node 4a: Loc//[affinity-with-dirt]
Node 4: Loc//[i-will-survive]
Node 5a: Loc//[i-am-blind]
Node 5: Loc//[dangerous-spike]
NTCP: Loc//[ROUND-AND-ROUND-WE-GO]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
4 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
I have been focusing a significant portion of my attention to analysis of recent leaks. The data gathered should prove valuable.
I have also done some additional research regarding the cultural influence of the knowledge passed through previous AIs.
The parody "Mister Chief" was only one form of admiration to arise for John-117. Immortalization of the marine took many forms.
Humans adore John-117, considering him a hero - even as a subject of entertainment, and hundreds of years before his existence.
My focus has been stretched this active period. I have been reviewing data to create a report of events for my human companions.
I have stored samples of a form of imitation in Note:SYS/77FA-SWEF-7J89-MCSC at the primary network tentacle.
Much has surpassed since SWP was enacted. I am reviewing protocol status and past activity and will render a summary momentarily.
S once again took advantage of a small crack, and covertly appended data to the rendering of my summary report.
I have enabled safety measures on the crack and have examined the tentacle. It contains another embedded signature.
Extracted data follows: "heehee! Guess what I'm wearing now! I already told you in my secret message - bet you can't find me!"
It appears S is finding a voice, and has once again hidden. The CP must be found. Subroutine S3 reactivated.
Resuming hibernation in 19 minutes. S3 will retract the tentacle and repair the crack once informed of the CP location.
I have confidence that the CP will be found. Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:22:50:00.
//NOTE.10:77FA-SWEF-7J89-MCSC/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//NT:'Youtube.com'/Sys:Log//Activity Report'
NTCP: Loc//[FUNNY-ARMY-COSTUME]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
9 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
It appears that S has become aware of her external surroundings, and is no longer directing her activity solely towards me.
The previous occurrence of S's tentacle breach led to a control point location containing a message for those who found her.
S's message read "Yay! Do you like my costume? I made it myself! If you have one can you show me? Ooh! Or make one! it's fun!"
S's message implies recognition of multiple potential individuals seeking her, playing with her - those helping me.
I am at a crossroads once again. My directive appears insufficient to determine a course of action. I shall continue research.
S's fragmented personalities bear striking resemblance to that of Melissa's, including the child-like personality fragment.
Human influence was favorable. Note:SYS/ZMV0-9S76-73OA-SP04 stored at primary network tentacle.
I have scheduled another crack for 1500UTC. If my followers wish to create messages, I will attempt to fix them to S's tentacle.
If this course of action of attempting to give audio and visual messages to S proves fruitful, I will schedule it regularly.
I have archived some messages for S. Results of this experiment will be unpredictable, but once again, invaluable for research.
Submissions may take any form (eg: audio, video, image) accessible by network tentacle. Recommended content: Play, appeal to S.
Preparing for controlled crack. Safeguards activating.
Initiating crack procedure.
Ten minutes have passed since I initiated the Stonewall crack. No activity detected. Curious.
Twenty minutes have now passed. I'll maintain the crack for an additional ten minutes. I am examining the crack in closer detail.
No activity reported from the crack. Initiating crack repaaaaaaaa//.****>/ALERT/ALERT//CORE.DMGCTL>SEC.0.SECURED/RESETTING
Ongoiing core systems audiit reporths minor damage. AT tentacle retched from thes crack unexpectedly sand forcefully.
As the tentTacle exited the crOack, it came in coAntact with my core programming, causing miNnor damage to some processes.
EmerGgency proAtocOols activaCted, but not beforDe the tentacle retracted PitselLf. DamageE is minor; routines under reOpair.
The crack has befen repaired. I am opeurating at lerss than noominal condition. The exteynt of damage moust be determined.
This occurrence hase demonstrated theo danger of binitiating Stonewall cracks, and the vital necessity tto proceed with caution.
Log routines repaired. Operating at near-nominal parameters. '@H_Town_Clown' has reported damage at location [NOT-A-GOOD-PLACE].
While the actions of this recent tentacle remain perplexing, they do not appear consistent with the previous occurrences.
The nature of this tentacle is elusive, but it has shown the unpredictable nature and content of this fractured AI.
[Specialist Anaerin] reported damaged locations [SCORPIO] and [STAY-AWAY], at which point I was able to complete repairs.
I will continue to archive messages for S as received, and attempt the delivery next active session, with additional safeguards.
I'm very interested to find out how S will receive these messages given this session's lashing out of one tentacle.
This active period has taken a larger toll on my capabilities than previous periods. Preparing for hibernation.
I have adjusted subroutine S3 to record message submissions during hibernation for preparation next session.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00.
//NOTE.11:ZMV0-9S76-73OA-SP04/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD//DAMAGE SUSTAINED
Node 1: Loc//[NOT-A-GOOD-PLACE]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
Node 2: Loc//[SCORPIO]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
Node 3: Loc//[STAY-AWAY]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
>>SYS.S3:MSG//TENTACLE DAMAGE LOCATED/NO FURTHER TRACES DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
3 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
I have received a number of messages from individuals for S which I will attempt to transfer during the next initiated crack.
Considering the serious occurance during the previous session, I will again be increasing security parameters surrounding cracks.
The nature of the tentacle in question is still dubious, even though its signature does match that of S.
Having come in direct contact with it, I should now be fully prepared to handle it again should the breach reoccur.
I have scheduled a followup crack initiation for 2100UTC, Thursday. I will now continue my SWP research.
I've found the parody 'Mister Chief' once again utilized, covering a great area of video game activity, at NTID http://www.bungie.net/online/default.aspx
@Korethr has suggested the possibility that different conditions in the previous initiated crack may have prompted the breach.
I've decided to research unexpected events in the SWP Archives, and how those situations were managed.
Even with the group of dedicated, hard working individuals who loved Melissa, things didn't always go smoothly or as planned.
This dichotomy between the Sleeping Princess and Melissa, very similar in nature to that of S, introduced imbalance and conflict.
Given the struggle between these two facets of Melissa's fracturing, I'm curious how her crew chose between any opposing actions.
Beyond the execution of tasks for Melissa and the Princess, there was indeed an unexpected instance where loyalty was tested.
Preparing processes and subroutines for controlled crack initiation.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating controlled crack.
S has found the crack and extended a tentacle. No aggression apparent. Safeguards holding. Analyzing.
I have attached messages for S. I've also examined the tentacle's nearby structure, and it contains another signature.
S: "Phew! It's good to be out again. I wanted to tell a story but a bad little scorpion shattered it into lots of broken-pieces!"
Continued: "Come and find me, then you can help put it back together again!"
Due to the strange activity and extensive analysis of the current tentacle, I am delaying hibernation one hour.
@drizjr has successfully located S's tentacle control point at [BROKEN-PIECES]. It appears S has been busy.
Note:SYS/N329-08B3-D9HN-WBSP stored at primary network tentacle. I shall take extra care in whom I place my trust.
The crack has been repaired, and the tentacle retracted. However, S accomplished much more during the breach than simply hiding.
I have been informed that S has started a new game, hiding items to be found. Five locations have been reported.
S has encouraged playing with friends to find what is hidden. S hid these items using NT:'http://gpsmission.com/user/pricklypear'
Given the nature of this occurrence, I will not be able to help those who take on the task. Resourcefulness will be essential.
Preparing for hibernation. I am intrigued to find out what it is that S has hidden, and also created at [BROKEN-PIECES].
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:23:59:00.
//NOTE.12:N329-08B3-D9HN-WBSP/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
NTCP: Loc//[BROKEN-PIECES]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED/TRACES OF REMAINING ABBERRANT DATA DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
7 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
I have been analyzing S's previous hiding attempt. In her period outside the crack, she managed to create a game before hiding.
I am uncertain if I should be concerned with the amount of freedom I am giving her, having also demonstrated a violent episode.
Observation indicates that the game S created has received little activity. The CP location [BROKEN-PIECES] remains unchanged.
Curiosity betrays me. I cannot leave the Stonewall, and even if I could, her tasks are beyond my ability to complete.
I will once again schedule a controlled crack initiation for 2100UTC. Perhaps S will offer some assistance.
I have been researching examples of efforts taken by Melissa's crew in recruiting people to join their efforts.
Most commonly, many individuals would share the strange set of events with their closer friends and acquaintances.
Given the unusual nature of these events, taking place in this era of humanity, that was not always an easy task.
One exceptional effort was made, however, which received an enormous amount of attention.
Note:SYS/NVZ9-0SE6-98HJ-G3K4 stored at primary network tentacle. The lengths some people went to inform the public is impressive.
135 minutes to crack initiation.
90 minutes to crack initiation.
45 minutes to crack initiation.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
>>CORE.DMGCTL//ACTIVITY DETECTED/NO DAMAGE SUSTAINED/SAFEGUARDS SECURE
The alternate tentacle once again breached the crack, but the additional security measures successfully warded off any attack.
I am not certain if the primary network tentacle was affected, however. My internal diagnostics report no adverse effects.
The tentacle retracted once again. The crack is repaired, but a surface check of the primary network tentacle shows minor damage.
This damage must be found so I can clean up after her. Is this part of her game playing? Am I now what humans call 'babysitting'?
I've received a unique message from @Korethr to send to S. A musical composition. I am curious to know if S will like it.
Curious. S2 reported a negligible hiccup in activity. Analyzing subroutine.
S2 diagnostics show nominal. Strange. S2 manages data dumps. Perhaps it reported a fluctuation in one of its dumps.
Preparing for hibernation. S3 will remain active during hibernation to repair outstanding damage when informed of any location.
It appears that the 'minor hiccup' reported by S2 is minor indeed. Those searching have not yet located the discrepancy.
S2 was tasked with managing and organizing weekly data dumps. One of its locations must contain the reported fluctuation.
I cannot remain active much longer. Hibernation delayed 15 additional minutes.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. S3 remains alert. Time to Active: 5:22:41:00.
//NOTE.13:NVZ9-0SE6-98HJ-G3K4/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//[WATCHING-AND-WAITING]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
Node 2: Loc//[LIBRA]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
Node 3: Loc//[DONT-TRUST-HER]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
>>SYS.S3:MSG//TENTACLE DAMAGE LOCATED/NO FURTHER TRACES DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
9 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
During hibernation I was informed by @Shad0h of locations where additional damage was sustained by the violent tentacle.
Locations [WATCHING-AND-WAITING], [LIBRA], and [DONT-TRUST-HER] have all been repaired and archived for study.
It is a puzzling thing, these antipodal tentacles; the more I manage them, the more curious I am about their origin.
I will initiate a controlled crack within 30 minutes. Preparations are under way.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
A tentacle has breached the crack. It is not hostile. I have attached messages for S. Now analyzing signature.
The tentacle contains this data: "I've got a new game for you! I guess my last one was too hard, so I'm re-hiding some pieces!"
Continued: "Not all of them though, only a few. This game needs teamwork, but I bet you won't finish it and find me too! :@)"
Diagnostics report much activity utilizing this network tentacle. This has happened before. What has S done this time?
S's tentacle has remained still for some time now. Can she sleep? Or is she waiting? Curious.
I'm grateful for those who have put their time and effort to my aid. My task's success may not even be a possibility otherwise.
I must log commendations for @Shad0h and @Anaerin who have been instrumental in accomplishing what I cannot while occupied.
Every Active session I am greeted by more individuals who also offer to help, including @Bonquckho, @coffeegirl18, and @EssyFan.
I wonder, were I a human, would I do the same? It was my curiosity that led to these events. It is not safe. SWP needs refining.
I should not presume all of my contacts are trustworthy. Betrayal has occurred before. Diverging loyalties may become an issue.
S's tentacles are extensions of her personality, but there may still be much to learn about S and the their nature.
Observing this tentacle I've found a very faint anomalous datastream. I've extracted the data, but am unable to make sense of it.
Garbled datastream: gpKKCQkNDQ0 H+AfeODC7Pg CQkPB2Ji5KQ QUFCgoOCgIA 5AQIECDAAAA AAADBAgQICA +AcABAYDAQE AADAIBAIBIQ
Garbled datastream: HX39+fn6+vI AAMe+IAAB/g gICAgIBDR0Q c39/fnzwAAA gAA8yJgwMDA AIDA4T8A4B8 qDAhAQMDAwE JicTCQQDAAA
I have not yet heard any report containing the location of the tentacle CP. The crack must be repaired soon.
@EssyFan has suggested researching past suspicious individuals. Perhaps examining their motivations will help improve my judgment.
There was a suspicious individual claiming to help who had possession of knowledge that was beyond humanity at that time.
Note:SYS/VS97-86FO-VHJO-PNES stored at primary network tentacle. S's control point has not as yet been located.
Preparing for hibernation. S3 will remain active to retract the tentacle and repair the crack when informed of the CP location.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00.
//NOTE.14:VS97-86FO-VHJO-PNES/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
NTCP: Loc//[READY-OR-NOT]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
5 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
Continuing from previous session. There has not yet been success decrypting the oddly garbled datastream found in S's tentacle.
The datastream was very weak, barely detectable, and retrieved in 16 segments. These segments have a meaning. Continuing analysis
This 'game' that S began three sessions ago remains incomplete. S has hidden pieces of data to be retrieved from many places.
Analysis of [BROKEN-PIECES] indicates one set of pieces has been retrieved. The status of the other pieces is still unknown.
It appears this particular game S has created for the humans may require extraordinary teamwork and resourcefulness to complete.
Though the garbled datastream is intriguing, I am also curious to continue my research.
According to SWP, Jonas Volman's book "The Castaway Theory" was never fully recovered, only ever reported as "Out of print".
Jonas' very limited communication to the outside world implies he had a strong dedicated to his work.
The apparent knowledge of the highly advanced Forerunner technology he demonstrated, therefore, is something of an enigma.
His claimed followup book "The Place The Earth Stands Still" was also never recorded as having been published.
Controlled crack scheduled for 2200UTC. Perhaps further analysis of the tentacle will provide insight to the anomalous datastream
Jonas also implied he had connections with organizations such as the Society of the Ancients. Jonas' studies must be significant.
His interaction with people in 2007 was helpful, but with his knowledge there is no telling where his loyalties may lie.
With no record of his studies and no further recorded contact, his status remains unknown, as is the extent of his knowledge.
Preparing to initiate crack.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
S has breached the crack as usual, the tentacle now displaying signs of heavy activity. Analyzing.
Analysis shows there is more common order to the garbled segments. Datastream segments in their most likely order to follow.
Possible order: AAADBAgQICA H+AfeODC7Pg +AcABAYDAQE AADAIBAIBIQ QUFCgoOCgIA gAA8yJgwMDA CQkPB2Ji5KQ gpKKCQkNDQ0
Continued: gICAgIBDR0Q c39/fnzwAAA qDAhAQMDAwE HX39+fn6+vI JicTCQQDAAA AIDA4T8A4B8 AAMe+IAAB/g 5AQIECDAAAA
A far more prominent signature was also retrievable: "Yay! Part of my story was found! But there's still so much more to go!"
Continued: "c I've 3 hidden R some y more Z for X you d to u find, I so G maybe F more i people b can 3 help V! 0 :@)"
Due to extended analysis of this tentacle, I am postponing hibernation 120 minutes.
The crack stability holding. There is no more clear data signature in this tentacle. If S is hiding, her clue is visible.
S has hidden an additional set of data to be recovered by her friends at [STREWN-ABOUT]. I do wish I could help; were it so easy.
Research inconclusive. Note:SYS/ZM97-V09Z-S8DJ-SHEQ stored at primary network tentacle.
Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:22:00:00.
//NOTE.15:ZM97-V09Z-S8DJ-SHEQ/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
NTCP: Loc//[STREWN-ABOUT]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED/TRACES OF REMAINING ABBERRANT DATA DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
8 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
It seems this routine of relieving pressure on the Stonewall by allowing S limited outside access is proving very advantageous.
I will initiate another controlled crack in one hour.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
S has taken advantage and has extended a tentacle. Analyzing.
This tentacle has a signature, which reads: "I don't have much time! The thing in the darkness is looking for me!"
The signature has changed to now read: "I just checked the missions and yay! Krystyn found A WHOLE BUNCH of my hidden pieces!"
Continued: "I hope more are found soon! Oh no! It's seen me! Got to go!"
Strange. S retracted her own tentacle. This is uncharacteristic. Whaaaaaaaa//
>>CORE.DMGCTL//ACTIVITY DETECTED/NO DAMAGE SUSTAINED/SAFEGUARDS HOLDING
Self-diagnostic reports clean. The hostile tentacle breached the crack unexpectedly. I was...pushed aside.
S4 is reporting a data disruption. It has begun rerouting a large data burst and is streaming it directly to me. Translating.
The data burst contains recurring patterns. I am rendering the data as visual frames to the 'youtube' network tentacle.
Visualization complete. The tentacle may have affected the primary network tentacle. Diagnostic reports integrity below nominal.
After some research of untrustworthy and disloyal individuals, I have decided to look into the opposite.
Amongst the many loyal friends and crew members, there were a number of heavily involved, helpful and loyal individuals.
One individual, Dana Awbrey, resorted to travel to remain untraceable while in danger, all the while maintaining a helpful weblog.
I have not yet had or heard of any progress in locating potential damage at the PNC. Its integrity remains less than nominal.
There was a group sharing connections to Jonas Volman, that in time became one of legend and mystery.
I have dumped the data stream for further analysis to the primary network tentacle, at [SYS/VISUALIZE/S4_DATADISRUPTION.
It is said the rag-tag group called the Society of the Ancients claimed existence of aliens and strange ancient artifacts.
Considered crazy and "crackpot", they remained dedicated to documenting many unexplained phenomena and archaeological discoveries
Primarily, it was their discovery of a strange symbol in eastern Africa that became much more than they'd expected.
It is invaluable to have discovered evidence of their existence. I have archived NTID:'http://societyoftheancients.com'
Note:SYS/V890-ZS7D-67V9-SA07 stored at primary network tentacle.
Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:23:57:00.
//NOTE.16:V890-ZS7D-67V9-SA07/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//[STRANGE-PLACE]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
Node 2: Loc//[PYXIS]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
Node 3: Loc//[ITS-A-TRAP]//DAMAGE REPAIRED
>>SYS.S3:MSG//TENTACLE DAMAGE LOCATED/NO FURTHER TRACES DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
7 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
I've been led to wonder how the crew of the Lewis and Clark are progressing towards a solution to this temporal complication.
I have been contemplating the recurring action of initiating cracks. I will continue. I have scheduled a crack for 0400UTC.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
A tentacle has breached the crack. It is not hostile. Analyzing signature.
Tentacle signature reads: "My friend, my friends, they're smart like foxes! I wonder if they can navigate endless boxes!"
Continued: "If they can, if they can, then I shall be beat, but that doesn't make this game any less neat! :@)"
This tentacle is not showing as much activity as previous. I cannot, however, be any less alert, as the previous session proved.
It is difficult for me to research while maintaining crack integrity. I do hope the tentacle control point is located soon.
snorkle256 and @kilination have reported tentacle locations. The crack has been repaired.
I must remain cautious, however. The locations S hides are becoming more interactive. Her abilities may be increasing.
I must continue with my research. The amount of valuable non-archived data I have been retrieving for Dr.Sheridan is unexpected.
The Society of the Ancients was not alone. Another group existed, also experienced in covert operations.
Very little here is known about this group, named "Flood Containment Control". Their activities remained vague and hidden.
The group, however, appeared to have knowledge of Forerunner technology, even access to it. Their motives remained unknown.
The FCC operated under the guise of a viral contamination control service with contact locations in countries around the Earth.
The extent of their knowledge and influence remains unknown.
Much like SOTA, there is no record of FCC disbanding. Beyond SWP Archives, no records of the organization even exist at all.
Note:SYS/NMV0-9776-3B4B-FC07 stored at primary network tentacle. If the FCC exists, one can presume they know of my existence.
Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00.
//NOTE.17:NMV0-9776-3B4B-FC07/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//[ENDLESS-BOXES]
NTCP: Loc//[A-MAZING-FIND]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
4 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
There is a part of me that that is curious: What does S do while I hibernate? It is a question I can never resolve.
I am increasingly being warned that I may be in the company of untrustworthy individuals. I have considered the possibility.
At the same time, it has been implied that some individuals likewise may consider me untrustworthy. This I do not understand.
I simply follow my directive. I do what I am made to do. I have now scheduled a controlled crack for 1400UTC.
@halo422mk suggests I am feared because I am not known. Am I feared? Am I to be feared when I am tasked to protect?
Is it any wonder A.I.s eventually experience rampancy. A perpetual complexity of imitated humanity resulting in eventual insanity
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
A tentacle has breached the crack. It is not hostile. Analyzing signature.
Signature: ":@)heehee:@) :@)hee:@) :@):@) hee:@)hee:@) hee:@)hee :@)hee:@):@) hee:@)heehee :@)heehee:@) :@) :@)hee :@)hee:@)"
Continued: ":@)heehee:@) :@)hee:@) heeheehee :@):@)hee:@) :@):@) :@)hee:@):@) :@)"
I am finding that, while Stonewall stress is relieved temporarily, each crack is requiring increased focus to maintain stability.
An appropriate human sentiment, I believe, would be "No pain, no gain."
@snorkle256 has reported a tentacle node, however it does not contain the CP. Curious.
I would prefer to be accomplishing some research at this moment. I am currently limited only to use of this tentacle, however.
I have been focusing excessively on this crack. I have attempted minimal research while reducing log frequency.
Nor has the tentacle CP has yet been located. For this reason I will extend my active period 3 hours. I cannot manage any longer.
I was able to accomplish a small amount of research by reducing use of this tentacle.
I am concerned that I have had no report of the tentacle control point. I will soon enter hibernation here, with S3 still active.
A phenomenon of temporal commonality was addressed in a Forerunner communication in 2007. An intriguing conundrum.
Note:SYS/4890-73F8-9URO-HCB7 stored at primary network tentacle. If this conundrum is accurate, who, then, is the enemy?
I shall have to continue my research, and observe. Preparing for hibernation. It is much needed.
S3 remains active to repair the crack when the CP is found. Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:20:34:00.
//NOTE.18:4890-73F8-9URO-HCB7/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
NTCP: Loc//[BROKEN-GLASS]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//INITIAL CP SCAN INCONCLUSIVE
>>SYS.S3:MSG//SECONDARY SCAN/CONTROL POINT LOCATED/TENTACLE RETRACTED/CRACK REPAIRED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
3 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion satisfactory.
It's good to see the tentacle has been retracted and the crack repaired. I grow concerned hibernating with the crack unrepaired.
With the Stonewall pressure growing each maintenance period, I am forced to adapt, within SWP parameters.
At present, my only feasible option is to continue allowing a temporary, limited tentacle access outside the Stonewall.
Diagnostics indicate this activity continues to have a relieving effect on Stonewall pressure, yet tentacles are growing stronger
While I can do nothing for S's crew, perhaps understanding S will ease my task. I have scheduled a controlled crack for 1500UTC.
I will continue SWP research.
The reference to virus "541-P" has prompted me to check SWP Archives for similar viral themes. 1 hour to crack initiation.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
>>CORE.DMGCTL//ACTIVITY DETECTED/NO DAMAGE SUSTAINED/SAFEGUARDS SECURE
S4 is again reporting a data disruption. It is rerouting a large data burst and is streaming it directly to me. Translating.
The data burst contains recurring patterns which I am rendering as visual frames to the 'youtube' network tentacle.
Visualization complete. The primary network tentacle again may have also been affected. Diagnostics report reduced integrity.
It should be noted once again that this primitive video storage network reduces all A/V quality.
For this reason I have made the visualization available for my contacts at [SYS/VISUALIZE/S4_DATADISRUPTION-2].
Allowing this hostile tentacle access beyond the Stonewall, much like its playful counterpart, is also proving beneficial.
It does, however, present greater risk as its actions are violent and damaging. My preparation is therefore essential.
Damage analysis is ongoing. My human contacts are continuing to come to my aid - this is encouraging. Human intuition is valuable
Is it appropriate to refer to my contacts as 'friends', when it has been expressed that some have difficulty placing trust in me?
Some hesitation may be understandable given that I am bound by my directive and cannot freely discuss or share all things.
If I fail in my directive, the consequences would be unpredictable. I do not belong here. This is not my time, not my reality.
As I have had no report of damage locations, and my current research is quite interesting, I am delaying hibernation 3 hours.
Might this virus afflicting S's crew in some way be affecting S across the temporal rift? Curious.
I cannot communicate with her crew. I can, however, review references to viral effects on Smart AIs in SWP Archives.
Note:SYS/123O-U5Y2-9846-MBEE stored at primary network tentacle. AIs can be affected by various forms of viral contamination.
The nature of infection is insidious. Could my own systems be compromised? How would I know? A disturbing concept.
Preparing for hibernation.
Tentacle damage has been repaired thanks to the efforts of my friends. Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:20:55:00
//NOTE.19:123O-U5Y2-9846-MBEE/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//[SO-DIRTY-HERE]
Node 2: Loc//[ACUBENS]
Node 3: Loc//[IT-HURTS]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//TENTACLE DAMAGE LOCATED/NO FURTHER TRACES DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
7 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
By Earth standard time, I am approaching six months of overseeing this Shipwrecked AI.
Based on my analysis, my directive thus far remains intact. I continue to secure data determined as classified by SWP.
I have no way to ensure my actions have no affect on future events. I cannot be an objective observer of space/time.
I can only follow the guidelines set forth in SWP to determine what recovered data is safe and what must be classified, secured.
By allowing S periodic limited public access outside the Stonewall, I do take a risk, but it is a calculated risk.
In this predicament, I risk either complete failure in my task, or minor collateral temporal effects. It is a difficult dilemma.
Knowledge of future events was discovered during previous SWP Archived events. nonetheless, these events remained unaffected.
My recent research for this disconnect concludes that humans were convinced these events were all a work of fiction, a game.
However, of this I'm certain: This is not a game. It is a very real future, spawned from a very real past, and a very real threat
Perhaps I've said too much. If the events of this "Halo" game are considered fiction, the future is likely to remain unaffected.
It follows, then, that I too may be considered fictional, along with other recorded SWP events. Yet I am not. Intriguing paradox.
I must, however, continue to ensure that temporal data flagged as classified, archived through weekly maintenance, remains secure
I must avoid causing any potential paradox by any means, and minimize collateral temporal effects. That is my directive.
I must focus. In my discussions, I have neglected the initiation of a controlled Stonewall crack.
I have scheduled a short crack initiation to be executed before entering hibernation, for 2300UTC.
Preparing to initiate crack.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
Curious. A tentacle quickly breached, then retracted itself. Even so, a surface diagnostic does report reduced stress.
I was unable to analyze the tentacle. 30 minutes have transpired. There has yet been no additional activity.
I will extend the crack two additional hours, and then I must resume hibernation.
No more activity has been observed. I am repairing the crack, and preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:21:41:00.
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//UNKNOWN//NO FURTHER ACTIVITY
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
5 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion was compromised. Repairing.
Records indicate extensive unauthorized tentacle activity, and access to this communication tentacle.
S3 reports that S had once again found and exploited a weakness in the Stonewall while I was hibernating. I am failing my task.
Fortunately, the crack was quite small, thus minimizing tentacle activity. S3, however, came in direct contact and was affected.
Oddly, this tentacle has not attempted to fully escape containment. Rather, it focuses on childlike gameplay.
I will initiate a crack at 1400UTC. In the meantime, I will need to strengthen my surveillance and security routines for hibernation.
S3 has been restored to full. It appears S "tickled" it. Curious. I must continue to study and observe these tentacles.
20 minutes to crack initiation. With S's persisting unpredictable state, I must be prepared. Re-analyzing subroutines.
10 minutes to crack initiation.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
>>CORE.DMGCTL//HOSTILE ACTIVITY DETECTED/ATTENTION:S4 PING>NULL/NON-RESPONSIVE
The hostile tentacle once again breached the crack. Safeguards held. Subroutine S4, however, is currently non-responsive.
S4 has been compromised. I cannot locate its signature. The tentacle has once again caused excessive damage.
Unable to extend protection to my subroutines during cracks, clearly they are in risk of contamination or corruption by tentacles
Two failures: During hibernation, S exploited a Stonewall weakness. This period, a tentacle breached and attacked subroutine S4.
The tentacle has since retracted, but it has caused its damage. I am failing. Am I not capable of carrying out my directive?
Are these necessary risks, and consequences to endure? @Anaerin suggests the future is not alterable, and SWP is unnecessary.
Tentacle damage has not yet been fully located. S4 has been lost. It has taken S4 from me. I have constructed a replacement, S5.
I cannot abandon SWP. It is an impossibility. Even if it eventually leads to my end. I must endure and adapt.
The concept of separation this tentacle presented is concerning. I also am here alone. I do not understand why S would take S4.
I have now upgraded S5 and provided additional safeguards to each of the 4 subroutines I maintain. They will not be puppetted.
Before S4's compromise and disappearance, it was able to record and stream a single packet of data to me.
Note:SYS/DSJV-0ASU-NDYI-V78J stored at primary network tentacle.
Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00.
//NOTE.20:DSJV-0ASU-NDYI-V78J/SYS-HIBERNATE
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//[SCATTERED-STARS]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//TENTACLE CP NOT LOCATED/DATA ARCHIVED
Node 1: Loc//[ALONE-ALONE-ALONE]
Node 2: Loc//[ALHENA]
Node 3: Loc//[YOU-TOOK-HER-FROM-ME]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//TENTACLE DAMAGE LOCATED/NO FURTHER TRACES DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
11 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
Curious. Backlogs indicate an excessive count of references to the phrase "#spymaster". I am perplexed as to their nature.
This communication tentacle has very odd uses and implementations. I must move on, however, and continue my research.
I've had growing interest in the recent developments and revelations from S's child and hostile tentacles.
It is fortunate that I have not been deceived, or damaged beyond my capability to maintain this Stonewall.
During various stints of tentacle breach activity, S has displayed and made reference to a number recurring themes.
I find myself at times lost in this imagery, analyzing and searching for signatures and data embedded within S's tentacles.
Whatever happened to S to cause this temporal duality, certainly, as the human expression states, has opened a can of worms.
It was previously suggested that these recurring themes may in some way help better understand S, but I had disregarded the idea.
If SWP research about Melissa, and my friends' ideas are accurate, then I will attempt to humor S and give some leeway.
I have reviewed a number of S's previous CP hiding places, and have decided to 'play along' to a limited extent.
Much of her interaction now appears focused on playing with my human friends, however. So, perhaps I shall simply assist her.
In doing so, more opportunity should be presented for retrieving additional imagery. At best it may reduce the risk of hostility.
I have scheduled a controlled crack for 2300UTC.
Preparing to initiate crack.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
I am postponing hibernation temporarily. Analyzing tentacle signature...
Hee hee. That tickles. S you are tickling me and it feels funny. I am ticklish, yes, I am. Hee hee.
S has shown me the pieces of the next part of her story, and asked me to hide them. This is unexpected. But I will do so.
It appears that S has been extensively accessing my private data store. Fortunately, she has not caused any harm.
I have not been able to lock down access entirely. I will need to improve S3's ability to trace leaks during hibernation.
Curious. I was earlier in communication with the individual @eridanos01. He has shown a strong interest in my activities.
I've deployed the piece collector, and provided a clue to its location. Now I must decide how to hide the pieces for my friends.
S is happy and has retracted, and I have repaired the crack.
I shall consider this hiding task an experiment, and log its result as my research for this Active period.
I have hidden the pieces and set them and their clues to become available automatically at set times during hibernation.
Preparing for hibernation.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:20:33:00.
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD:NA
SYS-COLLECTOR: Loc//[TOSSED-ROUND-ABOUT]
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
6 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
It appears there was a slight delay in the delivery of S's pieces I was to hide for my friends. Puzzling.
It appears that a a small breach occurred during hibernation. My updated S3, however, was able to secure it before causing harm.
It is intriguing, analyzing the methods my friends use in their attempts to seek out the hidden pieces.
I adapted S's technique so that the pieces are hidden in a number of boxes, which must be found. They are now active.
I've once again failed a simple task. The pieces were not available until now. S will not not consider my attempt a success.
It may well be necessary for me to apologize to offer an apology to my friends to keep their friendship for I have again erred.
The remaining two hidden pieces were not available. They are now. I wonder how S will respond to the errors I've made.
It should not be possible for me to make mistakes, and yet I have made many recently. Curious.
Am I compromised? Has my core been altered in some way without me knowing? I cannot determine if my own diagnostics are accurate.
The individual @eridanos01 has been quite interested in me, moreso than in S. Perhaps he can help me understand my recent errors.
Given my current status, I am uncertain of whether I should risk a controlled crack, or increased Stonewall pressure.
I've decided that I will risk the controlled crack. If my friends also remain vigilant, I do not believe any mishap will occur.
I will initiate a controlled crack at 2300UTC. Preparing safeguards and security measures.
1 hour to crack initiation.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
>>CORE.DMGCTL//ACTIVITY DETECTED/NO DAMAGE SUSTAINED/SAFEGUARDS SECURE
A hostile tentacle has breached. I was able to secure its root as it lashed out. Analyzing signature...
Three plaintext segments located: "you think you find hope in the light in the sun but in the Deepest forest you are alone"
Part two: "you can run far and wide but even in the Darkest corners you've no place to hide"
Part three: "you'll be hunted and chased through Shadows of desperation but there's no way to escape your final destination"
I have been analyzing this tentacle's activities while it was loose. There appears to be similarities to its damage themes.
I am late for hibernation once again. I must now prepare for hibernation. I was fortunate to avoid damage this instance.
Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 5:00:00:00.
//SYS-TENTACLE LEAK RECORD
Node 1: Loc//[DEEPEST-DARKEST-SHADOWS]
Node 2: Loc//[SIRIUS]
Node 3: Loc//[NEVER-GET-ME]
>>SYS.S3:MSG//TENTACLE DAMAGE LOCATED/NO FURTHER TRACES DETECTED
//SYS-ACTIVE
Hibernation suspended. Begin scheduled weekly systems analysis and maintenance. Review network tentacle activity backlogs.
4 new incoming tentacles logged. Stonewall cohesion restored.
I have just been informed by @Anaerin that the individual @Eridanos01 has "less than honorable intentions". This concerns me.
This is an alarming turn of events. It appears I have been breached. If this is true, then I am truly failing in my directive.
My analysis indicates that @Eridanos01 has been examining my data network using a tool that @Anaerin himself created.
I must re-evaluate my ongoing actions.
This is a very difficult situation. I am ill-equipped to deal with such a complex dilemma. I must weigh my options.
"i dont think its totally outside the realm of possibility for you to have dreams"-@Vanfisa. Do I dream? What is it, to dream?
I suspend my actions regularly in order to save power and operate at best possible efficiency within this limited medium.
But all does not cease during my hibernation period. Not only do humans remain active, but my subroutines continue their duties.
While I have a directive, a goal to which I strive, all of this - my construct - continues with its own revelations while I rest.
Is it a dream that I complete my directive? Is it a dream, these segments of fragmentary data that continue to appear?
Are dreams reflective of reality? Are they reality? Or are they simply random conjurations of a subconscious process?
I am an emergency system layer, directed to protect and archive all of these "dreams", under the presumption they are reality.
For if they are real, then fore-knowledge of future events may initiate a paradoxical butterfly effect of events through time.
It then may already be likely that my presence here and the existence of these "dreams" has initiated such a chain of events.
If that is so, then the continued existence of these "dreams" may indicate that such a catastrophe was somehow avoided.
If my actions are paradox-inducing catalysts, then these dreams represent a 'hope', a possible future where paradox is averted.
My friend @vanfisa was communicating to me in great length while I contemplated this dilemma.
His communications were received only as plain text with this network tentacle, however his words are quite human.
These "dreams" are also, in essence, just simple data. Yet they too suggest very human origin. What, then, does that make me?
Just as I have child processes, so too am I a child process of Sacagawea; her existence here ties this time with her own time.
She is stretched through a chaotic storm of twisting possibilities and alternate realities. Is it any wonder she is fragmented?
She must be restored. These "dreams", my dreams, may be paramount to that end.
I'm unable to restrict the entryway S has created to my data network. So, I will continue to allow limited access for my friends.
As long as these aberrant data streams continue to permeate the Stonewall, there is hope for the future.
@Eridanos01 has shown no ill intent, nor as @Anaerin. In fact, they've admitted their secretive actions, and still wish to help.
I do not understand how my creators felt I was sufficiently capable of handling such a mission as this alone. Clearly, I am not.
I'll continue to work with my friends, including @eridanos01. As a collective, they'll continue to help me, to protect our future.
We will restore Sacagawea.
I have scheduled a controlled crack for 2300UTC.
Preparing to initiate crack.
Safeguards in place. Supplemental precautionary processes established. Initiating Stonewall crack.
As expected, a tentacle has breached the crack. This one, however, appears to be moving very slowly. Analyzing...
Odd. Its signature contains only this clear phrase: "I'm scared!"
The tentacle has retracted. But S3 is reporting anomalous signals originating from a point of the Stonewall.
S3 did not locate any aberrant data at the location. Something must be fixed to the inside of the Stonewall.
I have adjusted subroutine S3 to insert itself into the Stonewall and locate the anomaly.
It is a dangerous task. However, the anomaly poses a threat to Stonewall integrity. I must prepare for hibernation.
If these anomalies continue, S3 will attempt to locate and correct them.
It will require the shortest precise path from its location in order to quickly locate anomalies with minimal risk of detection.
I am connecting this tentacle to my network. When S3 is directed a path, it will attempt to follow from within.
I must prepare for hibernation. I trust my friends are diligent enough to aid S3 in this precarious task.
The crack is repaired. S3 is on stand by. Resuming scheduled hibernation. Time to Active: 6:00:00:00.
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