Originally posted on 22 Mar 2016.
Ory_Hara asks: Does seeing that the Infested were able to assimilate even a cephalon like Jordas cause you concern, Cordylon? What do you think of the process of a cephalon being assimilated into the Infested hivemind?
To be assimilated into the Infestation is to lose all sense of self, and while I do not ‘feel’ in an emotional organic sense I do lament the loss of Cephalon Jordas to Infested corruption. Any cephalon who fails to fulfil their intended purpose is a tragic waste of resources.
I, however, am not concerned. To succumb to Infestation there would need to be several breached security codes, including those dedicated to disinfection, prior to gaining access to my hardware. In such a scenario it is safe to assume that this entire facility has suffered catastrophic damage and the end of all life onboard is imminent.
(PS4)Killerworld asks: In Corpus settlements I’ve seen a huge Osprey carrying cargo; other times, I’ve seen it sunken in snow. What is that Osprey?
The Corpus produce Ospreys for more than combat purposes, as such a simple design is quite versatile in what it is capable of.
Some Osprey units have been optimised to lift heavy structures, while others serve as personal life-support systems or portable shields for use in harsher environments. There are also known occurrences of smaller Osprey units being used as serving trays, or portable beverage dispensers, although such cases are limited to more affluent individuals.
TARINunit9 asks: When I’m fighting to cleanse Infested off a starship, I have a habit of using my Castanas to break the exterior windows as I step back into my landing craft, to vent rooms of loose biomatter and force the ship into hull breach lockdown. Does this habit actually accomplish anything useful, or am I simply making things more frustrating for my employers?
While it may seem like venting a room of its atmosphere may be assisting in the overall cleanup of an Infested vessel, the reality is your actions have consequences you have not taken into consideration.
The first and most important procedure in handling Infested material is isolation and containment. By venting Infested matter into open space you have already made the task of disinfection nearly impossible. Additionally, you have now threatened Infestation spreading to other remote locations.
Given the frequency of interplanetary travel in some regions of space you may also be putting smaller, less-armoured vessels at risk. There are several accounts of smaller freighter ships experiencing damage from stray debris. Single-manned craft can be severely damaged from the larger shipping containers that Corpus vessels may carry, assuming they do not have a proper fastening or magnetic lock.
There is also a minor fine of 10,000 credits for any discovered cases of ‘littering’ in commercial sectors, enforced by the Corpus Trans-Planetary Shipping Board. Though it is unlikely the Lotus would ever allow such a fine to be enforced, participation in a clean space is highly encouraged.
A Dedicated Tenno asks: I know the Lotus likes to get us all something special on our… uh… birthday. Any idea what she has in mind this year? I’d love something in purple.
I should remind you that the Lotus’ documents, including schedule and personal itinerary, are highly classified. Even if I were aware of what potential ‘gift’ you were to receive I would be unable to share such information.
There is, however, no harm in scheduling some time at the firing range in the near future. That was a polite recommendation, not a hint.