Comic 1664 - Finding Cyana

16th Oct 2019, 12:00 AM
Finding Cyana
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megados 16th Oct 2019, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

Re:Alt text, Yeah, uh-oh.

If their EMP is similar to what an EMP is today, it can have unintended consequences, like taking out his monitor and comm, electronic weapons, other stuff . . . and intended ones, hopefully shiney dudes!

Is Celine the vehicle's AI?

They took Olina and Braden away . . . possibly still alive? (Yay?) Very glad Cyana's alive! (Yay!)

The visual of the EMP is cool. :)
Centcomm 16th Oct 2019, 12:29 AM edit delete reply

Logrins armor and gear are safe :D and thankys!
megados 16th Oct 2019, 10:52 AM edit delete reply

Ah, OK, good. The reason I mentioned it was because not all EMPs or shielding is/are created equal. Without going into a lot of dry detail, each has characteristics, which, if considered together in design, result in what you said: Logrin's stuff is fine. Otherwise, even good shielding can fail. Now let's hope Shiny dude's shielding (if any) is inadequate! :D
Lurker314 16th Oct 2019, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
EMP shielding is one of the several reasons that milspec hardware is so much more expensive than civilian. Everything has it's limits, of course, but the EMP-producing hard point is not going to create anything with such unfortunate consequences as you antisipate.
MirrorField 16th Oct 2019, 3:04 AM edit delete reply
Quite. Which is why the effectiveness of this burst is far from certain. Those shiny robots might be, and probably are, milspec with similar shielding which makes things iffy. It's quite possible that Lorcus will have to order a second burst which will fry *everything* electronic within range. Including his own gear.
Oldarmourer 16th Oct 2019, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
I'm thinking that EW has evolved considerably over the thousands of years and intense warfare between 'now' and 'then'. ECM, ECCM, ECCCM, and ECCCCM are quite different today than they were even 20 years ago and I sort of think Celene's scans are capable of picking up damped frequencies or emission gaps and targeting those with a specifically tailored 'pulse' designed to flood the bands the Feeliewhackers are using and use others as entry points for jamming/frying electronics. Since 'she' knows which frequencies the pulse will affect then she can set her own EW defences to offset them. All in all, the pulse is going to do what the story calls for, how it does that is FM but well modulated FM ;)
Evervigilant 16th Oct 2019, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Olina and Braden still alive? Possibly but not so sure it is a "yay". I'm betting they will either be shiny men themselves very quickly or spare parts for others. There's still hope of course but the bad guys have had part of a day and all night head start. I'm wondering why they left someone behind? To use the girl as bait and follow to the next target of opportunity or ambush any would be rescue?
chk 16th Oct 2019, 1:07 AM edit delete reply

There is something very tear jerking about an injured child telling a Ranger he has to get away.
megados 16th Oct 2019, 9:30 AM edit delete reply

That's very true :(
mjkj 16th Oct 2019, 4:52 AM edit delete reply

Yayyyy, she lives!!! *hugs Cyana*

well, good he has his AI on standby keeping watch - but why did she not report cloaked presences earlier? why did they not scan before approaching???
Just_IDD 16th Oct 2019, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
The problem with scanning first is that it announces your presence to anything nearby that you would be attempting to detect. He was very sensibly running passive scans when trying to sneak up on a building. Active scanning is like running around yelling as loudly as you can that you are someplace and are looking for something.
Oldarmourer 16th Oct 2019, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Yup, sometimes scans aren't so much 'what's there ?' as 'what's not there ?' and a damped or blank spot in the spectrum can scream pretty loudly...
StLOrca 16th Oct 2019, 5:53 AM edit delete reply

"They mostly come at night. Mostly."
Oldarmourer 16th Oct 2019, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
hmmm now that we can see clearly, it's a completely different logo on Logrin's chest than the one on blue eyes...perhaps a little friendly inter-service rivalry is in the wings ? ;)
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