AI Pascal-8704, Log 2014-11-299T18:02:07Z wrote:Location: Known International Space Mafia hideout ("Squiddy's Pit Stop" franchise), Planet El Camino, Galicia System, K'desian Space Ninja Empire
A K'desian hovercraft arrives at the hideout.K'desian Major Adelmo:
Underboss "3 Fingers Mallone", my name is Major Adelmo, and I humbly request that you help me please. I heard you busted a Trattorian freighter transiting K'desian space with some medical supplies onboard. You're my last hope!Underboss 3 Fingers Mallone:
You've never come around here before, Major. You led the K'desian police all these years, hunting down my men and trying to boot my Famiglia out of K'desia. If you trusted the police all these years, then surely you can trust the doctors instead of looking towards us. Major Adelmo:
Please, my wife is sick with Stage III Nega-Radiation Poisoning and its treatment is very advanced and expensive. I tried getting a travel visa to Trattoria but it costs 775 CP and they failed my background check. Assyria placed economic sanctions on K'desia for using negablox and the USA government denied my compassionate use application for their experimental medicine. I have nowhere else to turn!Underboss 3 Fingers Mallone:
How do you think my men's wives felt when your police jailed or gunned them down? Why should I treat you any different?Major Adelmo:
Please, I'll do anything you ask!The Underboss pauses for a moment.Underboss 3 Fingers Mallone:
Now, I don't want any more of my Famiglia getting hurt, so I'm doing this for them, not you, and not your wife. I'll give you some of the Trattorian medicine shit we found, and in exchange, I want you to pledge your police force's eternal, undying loyalty to the Space Mafia.Major Adelmo:
As I said, I will do anything to save...AI Pascal-8704 reports a successful enforcement of Trattorian intellectual property law and the prevention of unauthorized medical patent violation. Returning to staging base on Unicité.
Introducing the Trattorian Pascal
-class drone. Outfitted with an advanced AI capable of 10 petaflops, advanced sensor suites that work from orbital ranges and across EM wavelengths, and hypersonic scramjets, the Pascal incorporates some of the latest in-vogue technologies available to Trattoria while still keeping costs low enough for mass-production.
The Pascal drones also features a small VTOL engine for hovering and maneuvering, two Gatling guns, and a primary armament of four smart missiles. Each smart missile is outfitted with onboard targeting computers, essentially ensuring that the Pascal never misses even when flying at hypersonic velocities.
Although the Trattorian government has treated the Armed Forces as a meat-grinder for society's academically unable and thus has historically withheld technology from the Armed Forces, the Science Department expressed its wish to incorporate some Tek Level 7 hardware into military vehicles in order to better achieve certain critical strategic objectives and intimidate other enemy nations. Thus, the Pascal represents a vast improvement over conventional, manned Trattorian fighters.
The onboard AI has 2d10 skill, while each smart missile has its own 1d10 skill. The drone can fly either 0-6" with unlimited maneuvering, or 48" in a straight line. When the drone goes hypersonic, a -8 motion skill penalty applies to both the drone's attacks and attacks against the drone.
EDIT: In space, there's a 0-24" unlimited maneuvering option due to no air resistance. Still working out the details