[1.1] Centralian Ordered Chaos: Octagonbase Challenges [9.1
It was a very necessary meeting that was held in a meeting chamber in the new XFARIAbase that took up one whole Octagonbase section, in theory; in practice much of the section was not used.
Turner frowned softly. "The task, of making a complete assessment of the resources, of the Octagonbase, have gone well in six of the 13 sections. The inaccuracy, of maps and other data, has meant the slowing down of that process in another five sections and that the other three sections are proving most problematic!"
A 3Dwall showed the people, at the meeting, shifting views of autorobotic storerooms, big utility chambers full of machinery, rows of machines in long term storage mode, large preserver canisters full of more sensitive items, hydroponics gardens and much else of the kind.
A black, bald, handsome man was Granger who frowned softly. "What we need to assess are our goals which will further highlight if we have not only enough general E&S (equipment-supplies) but also the right specialised sorts. How many clones serve us and of what kinds?"
Phillipe, the son of Edward, was the one who spoke. "That data is restricted being secured off by Octagonnet and Octagonus who are obviously reluctant to inform us more about what they call the splinterclones. Octagonus has made it clear that while they serve, the needs of XFARIA, that they are part of the Octagonforce. That is they are not part of XFARIA! The only details given is that there are Securaofficers in charge of Securaguards, Servoofficers in charge of Servoworkers and eight smaller categories of specialists including their officers. The Securaguards are internal security and the Servoworkers do both what were traditionally called general 'white and blue collar' work."
Astrina, the wife and scientific assistant of Edward, spoke out. "It may be that Octagonus is reluctant to provide too much information about the splinterclones for doing so might expose something else that Octagonus is attempting to conceal. That may be to do with the Celestibaby."
Edward sighed. "My requests, to investigate the nature of CelestiOnoyes, have been neatly blocked and RainbowTinzi has gone through the motions of being studied but has revealed very little. Our most advanced, and sophisticated, instruments can not penetrate the secrets. Reynes, and Stephani, with their special abilities have come closer to the truth."
Frank spoke, being the working partner and husband of Diana. "The FreeGunners have been running into interference when trying to investigate certain network-systems of Octagonnet and have been kept out of Octagonus' own network-systems. We need to do some careful negotiating with Octagonus and perhaps even with CelestiOnoyes. RainbowTinzi appears to be reluctant to mediate such negotiations and hints because 'things' have not always gone well between the two living child goddesses."
The truth was no XFARIAns had gotten physically close to CelestiOnoyes. Reynes, and Stephanie, had only 'glimpsed' her, mindwise.
Stephanie had been quiet until then but now she spoke with care. "CelestiOnoyes is frightened but of nothing straight forward; perhaps she is fearful of more than one challenge. We need to help the Celestibaby, the Rainbowbaby, and others in this place; we need to do so with all of our resources."
At that moment the FreeGunners found that they could access most of the Octagonnet with greater ease and more of Octagonus.
Information flowed to them of there being 13 splinterclone sections being one directly assisting CelestiOnoyes, three generally assisting Octagonus-Octagonnet, internal security, special supertech support, emergency response services, XFARIA assistance, SangaScavvers-RainbowTinzi assistance, special miscellaneous services, splinterclones self service-support, defence and special classified service-support.
Edited by Maharg67, 03 July 2020 - 05:45 AM.