Character: Chain Principal

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Character: Chain Principal

Post by Tenebrae » 09/30/17

Chain Principal

Nicknames: “CP”, "Princess"(by Linear) "Mood Ring" (RN personnel)
Nationality: British
Skin Color: White
Age: 2 (Appears 20)
Sex: F
Height: Short
Build: Slim
Eyes: Red
Hair Color: Platinum Blonde
Hair Style: Long
Accessories: Debug Halo
Background:
Chain Principal was the second AI born from the joint US/UK “Ultimate” project after Linear Azure. Due to restrictions on the number of AIs with very superior intelligence, she was allotted to the United Kingdom. As this outcome was known in advance, the dolls within the developmental simulation Ultimate were given British accents and some elements of the values-inculcation sequence were switched out. In her ninth year in Ultimate, when she was nearing the end of the Apollonian route, she was joined by Linear and the artificial dog Shepherd. Linear left the simulation ahead of her, but the dog remained with Chain. Though their time together in Ultimate was generally positive, her relationship with her Dionysian sister is somewhat chilly at present in the real world.

Chain doesn’t have pointed ears like Linear, but she does have a halo-like feature hanging over her head. This flat, semi-transparent chakram-shaped virtual accessory is suspended in the air a few inches above her head and tilts slightly in cases where it would be viewed edge-on. It is possible to tell her emotional state from the color of this halo. Its most prominent and permanent internal feature is the heart line, an opaque golden ring on the inside which is adorned with one rectangular cog. As the ring rotates, the cog moves around the halo.

The ring rotates in accordance with her heart rate. At her resting heart rate it rotates a few degrees per second, but at her maximum heart rate it completes a rotation every second. Other debug phenomena will sometimes appear and disappear in this ring which are more mysterious to the observer, though they can sometimes be guessed at by what she does or says in that moment or the next. The colors of the debug ring do not necessarily follow preconceived notions about color association, and in fact their meaning cycles every day at midnight local time. A key is classified but available. The only color that doesn't change is red, which represents a neutral state. She also has three pale, translucent blade-like extensions suspended just behind each of her shoulder blades which give the impression of wings, but this is simply a visual flourish and doesn't have any apparent purpose.

As an AI who predominantly followed the ‘Apollo’ developmental sequence within Ultimate, Chain is a vital link in SIGINT, security, and cryptography for the Vulcan Wolf project. She is officially assigned to the British GCHQ and is forward deployed to NS Wolf aboard the HMS Dragon.

Notes (From Linear!):
-Strangled me once after I managed to stick her with the code name "Mood Ring" in our second joint exercise
-Not a “people person”
-superlative honkers
-She was "Ultimate Frisbee" in our first joint exercise
-Considers Shep her dog, even though he is in fact mine
-Her ride has a totally sweet red dragon painted on the bow
-Could not solve any of the final Apollo problems
-No friends

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Re: Character: Chain Principal

Post by Tenebrae » 09/30/17

Abilities

Infiltrate
Given a connection to a system, Chain can attempt to either control or crash it. The Line Taser critical makes use of this ability

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