Salvagers History: Chapter 2 - Flaws in the system

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Salvagers History: Chapter 2 - Flaws in the system

Post by Roy-Batty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:44 am

The triumph of the Alpha Plant model had become apparent and was attracting attention form all over the world. The pilot program still running smoothly in Port Alegre had been copied with similar success in the heart of New York State, next to the new outer ring of the Sydney Conglomerate and right outside the Tokyodome district. The only site that had not worked as hoped had been on the Johannesburgo plains.

The Cape Hope Recycling Plant, as it was proudly named at its grand inauguration, had been running smoothly since January 2386. The plant had been a full copy of the original Alpha plant, knowing that Port Alegre and Johannesburgo had similar municipal and industrial structures, were districts of similar size and both reaped the benefits of a nearby port. Initially, both waste processing and Prime Material production had ran smoothly, and energy production had reached 65% of the plant’s total need after the startup of the second Core Forge.

Named Candy by its Bureaucrats, the Plant’s Haussman assisted CPU was autonomouos, however receiving a fair amount of founding support by Bertha from Port Alegre. Dr Haussman had thought it wise to assist the setup of new sites by using the prototype’s experiences, and receiving useful feedback to further assist to optimize the Alpha plant. As more plants all over the world became operational, Bertha learned at ever increasing speeds.

It wasn’t until October of the same year before the first alarm was raised at the Cap Hope Plant. Several Bioreactors started to fail and finally malfunctioned, breaking down the Clinical Waste breakdown line, eventually stopping the produce of several Prime Materials. Candy ran a full analysis of the reactors, giving the Bureaucrats the conclusion that an excess of polluted genetic material had contaminated the Reorg process, where broken down tissue and other biologic materials were separated and adjusted for further processing. The huge diversity of material passing through this step of the breakdown line and its ever changing genetic makeup had always been difficult to process. To optimize the process, Bertha had installed a reverse engineering program called “The Factory Worker”. This consisted of a learning program for the breakdown line, storing all executed steps on every new piece of material in large Data Bases. These conditions were than scanned for errors and corrected or optimized where needed, and applied whenever a repetition of these same conditions occurred, therefore optimizing the line’s speed and efficiency. Candy learned to recognize incoming matter and the most efficient way to break it down into the most elemental components.

However, the Johannesburgo district was infamous for its genetic black market. Clandestine lab material was dumped on large scale or more commonly mixed between regular genetic waste material from official clinics and hospitals. It was relatively easy to find officials willing to open their Biocontainers for a small fee. Once collected and in the recycling plant, the polluted material continued to mutate and contaminate the entire processing line and corrupt part of the Reverse Engineering DBs. Candy, overflowed with wildly varying information, had started to view mutations as correct, and adjusted the process accordingly.

During investigation after the breakdown, it became clear that before the Bioreactor shut down the inflicted damage had already been extensive. Not only had the occurred corruption been devastating to the Clinical Waste section of the plant, the pollution had been able to seep through into other parts of the installation, affecting even the Core Forges and the production of several Prime Materials, and ultimately made its way to consumers worldwide. The eruption thousands of cases of severe Hemophilia concentrated in several metropolitan areas throughout the world was never traced back to the air-conditioning filters fabricated using Prime Material from the Cape Hope facility.

The Cape Hope fiasco taught Haussman many things. He instigated a Preservation Protocol with Bertha, consisting of hourly, daily and weekly purges of all Engineering DBs and a full system cleanse and revision every eight hours. Bertha had suggested to construct and use exploratory drones to know more about incoming material. This would lead to a firm optimization of all processes, while gaining the ability to act on possible threats before reaching the Plant itself. It is needless to say both authorities and Collection Services had their reservations about this measure, objecting to its invasive nature and lack of human control in yet another process.

Meanwhile, the world’s second largest Recycling Plant located between New York State and the Canadian Federation border had been a huge success. After a year in operation, the plant had now become self sufficient and more than profitable, selling over 5 billion tons of Prime Material a day. In fact, the project had become so successful, that production had to be slowed down to make sure the processing line wouldn’t run out of base material. Requests came in from throughout the Federation States and the Canadian Conglomerate to handle bulk quantities of Municipal and Industrial waste.

Negotiations were started with the Collection Services Union to figure out a way to transport large amounts of material through states and even nations, in a cost effective way. Problem was that authorities had become accustomed to dealing with waste locally. The Collection Services of different districts were not used to coordinate with each other, and did not dispose of large capacity transportation crafts, fit to deal with all kinds of material. Seeing this situation as a huge opportunity to push the A.R. Program, Dr. Haussman got involved personally and let Bertha construct several Autonomous Large Scale Recovery and Pre-Processing Vehicles.

Even when controlled by the central CPU, each vehicle would autonomously decide its route and pick up spots, send out notices to local services and inform the central plant of arrivals and cargo. Each ALSR vehicle was about the size of a football field and about 15 stories high, capable of stable flight and came fully equipped to handle even hazardous waste, with several sub-systems organizing and preparing cargo on board.

The Union men and woman had no other option than to recognize the obvious advantages of these mobile collection vehicles, but demanded they would only be deployed in long range transports. An agreement was made, and Dr. Haussman knew the A.R. Program had been reinstated.
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Re: Salvagers History: Chapter 2 - Flaws in the system

Post by Roy-Batty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:48 am

Chapter 2 of Salvagers History. Again, names are provisional!

@AirborneHam: Yeah, it is pretty calm around here. But I see some views are still there. Anyway, I can't just stop writing because no one reads it. It wouold be cool to be able to develop these things more with the community, like we could in the beginning, but hey... You should keep on with your stories too. They are always inspirational.

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Re: Salvagers History: Chapter 2 - Flaws in the system

Post by AirborneHam » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:41 am

I like it. It's definitely good to have a solid idea of the Salvagers' background, and the story is great. keep it up.
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Re: Salvagers History: Chapter 2 - Flaws in the system

Post by miniwargaming » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:57 am

Although I don't have time to post a lot of comments here, I do like your ideas, and they serve as great inspiration for ideas I already have for the Salvagers.

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Re: Salvagers History: Chapter 2 - Flaws in the system

Post by willhman » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:55 pm

Hey this is pretty kool! But Im really bad with names too but how bout a Jakob's insitilation? Sorry for bad spelling

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