• Nobles of Null is a forum based roleplay site where sci-fi and magic collide. Here, Earth remains fractured and divided despite humanity reaching out to the stars. Worse still, the trans-human slaves of one major power have escaped, only to establish their own Empire, seething with resentment at abuses of the past. Even the discovery of aliens, though medieval in development, has failed to rally these squabbling children of Earth together with its far darker implications. Worse still, is the discovery of the impossible - magic. Practiced by the alien locals, nearly depleted and therefore rare, its reality warping abilities remains abstract and distant to the general populace. All the while, unseen in the darkness of space, forces from without threaten to press in. For those with eyes opened by insight, it is clear that an era is about to end, and that a new age will dawn.

Day in the Life: Aos Si Ruins on Jing

"Fascinating." Gwaed, as was typical, was not hiding in anyway. Sure the drones were programmed to defend them, but they alone stood between him and the machine. He and they had killed the last one, and this one seemed even smaller. He pulled his weapons out, waiting for the machine to move. "Perhaps they were custom made, servants or military units, fitting various criteria or merely the design tastes of the creator." He gave a thoughtful hum, staring at the machine. "I would prefer to know if we could capture one before trying, to minimize risk to ourselves and our equipment. We can always research their remains."
 

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"Can either of you or one of the drones get a good scan while it's inert?"

Fioda knew a number of non-lethal takedowns. Most of them were for other people but a couple took advantage of the relatively linear way most androids or robotics moved.

She could probably get rid of a few pesky tendons and render it immobile but the last one had done a number on Gwaed's suit and Fia was disinclined to grapple something that could take away her life support.
 
"Hm," Shen grunted as they moved into the new area. Another construct. She wondered just how many there were down here.
"Let me see," Shen mumbled over the comms as a drone slowly flew closer to the construct, getting a few feet away before beginning to scan the robotic figure over in a harsh blue light.
 

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The drone stabilized itself in mid air using its cold thrusters, before metal legs shot out from underneath, firmly holding its body to the ground. Two drones flanked it with additional sensor equipment, and collectively prodded the construct from a distance more aggressively, now bombarding the surface with a mix of elemental particles to get a deeper view underneath.

Preliminary scans showed a unusual mix of carbon, iron, titanium, and platinum and traces of Wofleonium that ran through the construct's body like neurons, concentrating the most in the forearms and the head. Upon the aggressive bombardment of particles, there were small, nearly imperceptible movements in the construct's body, but nothing more after the deep scan. Further understanding would require a touch based, full body scan and material sampling.
 

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Amisra tensed.

Her custom bodysuit had comfortably hugged her before, but now it almost felt like a grip threatening to suffocate her as she waited. The Aos'si woman's ear twitched as she held her weapon close in cover, eyes fixated on the magic machine. For there was no other proper description for it. This was a machine, made not with science, but magic. This was forged using the birthright and inheritance of her folk, one that they all thought long lost, relegated to tiny tricks and exertions of will over reality under a lab's microscope. It promised so much, and yet it felt so out of their grasp.

"We are fighting against time, are we not?" the redheaded CEO questioned, her eyes barely visible behind her visor. "It stirs," she hissed tightening her grip on her shotgun. "We must delve deeper before time expires, and right now, I cannot help but ask if I am a fool who can only see one solution." Amisra wanted to capture it so badly and learn all of its secrets. And yet, it was out of their grasp! Or was it? "I fear we must destroy it," Amisra admitted, a leaden weight growing in her gut.

It was as tantalizing as it was dangerous.
 

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The construct wobbled considerably at the strike to its left knee, as the bullet tore through, breaking several fragile components and bundles of metallic fiber. Unlike the first construct, this one made no attempt at self healing. Instead, as the right knee was also ripped through by the fire, the construct completely lost balance, the moment of the two bullets causing it to lurch forward, before falling to the ground completely with a faint thud only audible through the floor.

Behind it was the room that the wall engravings supposedly led to, beautifully decorated with depictions of nature, the sun and sky, all molded into the door, along with some indiscernible symbols and ancient Aos Si text.
 

Foxen

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Fia stood still for a few seconds more, waiting for the construct to move. When it didn't, she advanced upon it slowly to verify the damage. Once she had, she looked back over her shoulder.

"That work for you?"
 
Gwaed gave a sigh, and walked forward. "In due time, my dear," he said to Amisra, "There will be time enough for research later." With a swift movement, he brought his blade down to decapitate the machine. "There we go. Now I feel better." With the issue dealt with, he motioned the drones to move forward, willing sacrifices should anything else come from in front, and began to move to the room that was so well decorated.
 
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