It really amazes me how far the simulation of emotions has gotten these days. Paladin suffered a sudden and severe attack of angst over the concept of mortality and switched sides to the AI/singularity cult. Zephyrus started shooting through his/its skinjobs out of jealousy over Chloris who was again driven by her love for the AI to escape with it, and then seduced by Paladin through sex to not kill her out of jealousy. If you didn’t know better you might think they were actual people instead of just programmed objects.
The display was so stunning that us live beings were utterly confused. Both Ryder Lewis and Bullseye were totally paralyzed through the whole encounter. Donut handled it a little better and Mal stuck to his guns. I was forced off the scene by what must have been African raptor drones with anti-tank missiles. For them to show up here in Chicago is totally unacceptable, and we have to stop that from ever happening again. Even if it means setting aside the differences between the NAC and GLU for the time being. It really illustrates the importance of unification. It also shows that we need to work a lot harder at the company, being outgunned is not a situation I ever want to be in again.
It’s going to be hard getting the group together again, and I think we need to both find some new associates and to take a step back with the missions we take on. These guys are a little too powerful for us to deal with right now, we all need to grow stronger and have a series of plans before we can attempt to strike back and end this AI thing and it’s followers.