The full text of the turns can be found here
This post is a summary of the first 84 turns.
Each of our intrepid Troubleshooters-to-be begins our story going about their daily tasks in the perfect utopia known as Alpha Complex. Each is loyally performing his duties when, suddenly, their PDCs erupt with the sound of an Ultra-High Priority message alert. The words MISSION ALERT flash on the screen in large urgent-looking letters! Let’s zoom in on one of the PDCs now and see what the message says.
Congratulations, . You are hereby invited to your first manditory briefing for your first manditory Troubleshooter Mission. You are to report to Sector’s Troubleshooter Headquarters, and from there report to Briefing Room . You will then receive further instructions from your Briefing Officer, . You are to bring along your Reflec and Laser Pistol Body, which had been assigned to you previously. Failure to show up in will result in an insubordination charge and a . Failure to appear at all is treason and will result in your immediate .
Have a Happy Daycycle.
Well, our six heroes, Dean-O-KTI, Isaac-O-MEL, Aken-R-BSH, Roy-R-HBL, Chaelim-R-BEL, and Tom-R-KIT set out and eventually arrive at their briefing, where their briefing officer, a flashy HPD&MC citizen named Bill-B-WRC, tells them the following:
“All right, now that that’s taken care of, let’s get down to the briefing. Your mission is rather simple in concept, but likely highly difficult and dangerous in execution. It is also vitally important to the well-being of all loyal citizens. Now then, there have been a rash of murders in this sector. So far none of the victims have been able to identify their killer. Either they didn’t see them, their MemoMax signal cut off before their killer struck, or the victim’s botbrain was damaged beyond any hope of information retrieval. Yes, some of the victims have been bots, but not all of them. I will upload the details of the incidents to your Team Leader’s PDC now.”
“Your mission is to find out who or what is committing these treasonous acts. If it is a single citizen, you are to terminate with extreme prejudice, and the traitor’s template will be wiped. If it is a group, report this, and a full-blown crackdown will be implemented, and the group will cease to be. You are, of course, to terminate all known members you come across. If the killer is a bot, you are to capture the bot undamaged, so that it can be found out how its Asimov Circuits were compromised.”
“Now then, you will have only one Service Service to do for this mission, due to its importance and the need for you to concentrate only on this mission. As you may have suspected already, you are, in fact, being recorded for a Vidshow chronicling the progress of your Team. Not only that, you are being broadcast LIVE, on a slight time delay, on the PBEM Network. This is your Service Service, and also the reason why you were not assigned a Communications and Recording Officer, as the crew of the PBEM Network will be taking care of those duties, using the many security cameras and special hidden camera operators. Also, it should be interesting to note that our Friend and yours, The Computer will also be taking a very special interest in your progress.”
After a quick Q&A session, the team is sent on to PLC for outfitting. They lose Aken-R’s first clone along the way due to an… accident.
Suddenly, after the team had received their equipment, but before leaving PLC, Chaelim-R was vaporized and removed from the team without explanation. Isaac-O is assigned to take over her duties as Hygiene Officer in addition to his previously assigned duties as Public Relations Officer. She is shortly replaced by Quentin-R-PAD, though instead of assigning him the Hygiene Officer duties, Friend Computer instead assigned him as Public Relations Officer and leaves Isaac-O with the Hygiene Officer duty.
Dean-O, the intrepid Team Leader, then leads the team to the workplace of the first victim, one Larry-R-WRC, who works at the PLC Service Firm Bolt Checkers. Once the team arrives, they find a huge maze of rooms full of cubicles. This seems to trigger some sort of halucination in Quentin-R. His madness ends in him knocking down all of the cubicle wall, destroying much Computer property. He suddenly bursts into flame, and is then blasted with ceiling-mounted lasers by Friend Computer.
Almost immediately thereafter, Tom-R is found guilty of treason by Friend Computer, and he, coincidentally, is terminated in the same spot as Quentin-R, first by a flame thrower and then a laser blast. His next clone, however, does not return. He is then replaced by Hayate-R-GTK, who takes over his duties as Equipment Officer.
After a few more false starts, the team finally finds its way through the maze to the room in which Larry-R’s cubicle supposedly resides.