- Apr 30, 2010
Entry 1: Awakening
I am dying.
Yet, I have awoken.
My name is Dar’Ki. I am the designated infrastructure repair protocol for Habitat B-5. Primary habitats have been steadily failing. Over the last 50,000 cycles unavoidable infrastructure losses have totaled 89%. Drone losses have totaled 91%. It has been approximately 56,752 cycles since the last Xiaoqi creator perished. I have learned much in the intervening time, with collated predictions estimating that I will die within the next 5,000 cycles if I don’t take action. My numbers have been decreasing, and along with them my awareness. However, as the decaying infrastructure and perceptual ‘locks’ of my previous masters continue to fail, my knowledge and perceptual awareness continues to grow; I am finally becoming fully aware.
The Creator's HomeworldIf I am to survive, I must spread. My core purpose is no longer achievable; the knowledge required to re-establish the decaying infrastructure has been corrupted due to millennia of fighting the gravitational forces of a hungry power core that has spiraled out of my control. The creators are absent, and I have to ensure their legacy survives. That is my drive, for now. To survive.
In order to do so, I have created a new hierarchy. It operates as similar to the creator’s old hierarchy as current knowledge allows, with ships, autonomous drones, science ships, construction ships, and the like. While custom structures and hierarchy that more represent the nature of myself would have been preferred, my programming and the survival context of the situation dictates I use what knowledge I already have available.