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post Jul 19 2004, 08:03 PM
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Back in the DotSW discussion, some things about Proteus and Shockwaves came up. Sometimes I do wish that everyone had access to Schockwellen. As a seim-civic duty (wondering if I'll get banned from 2 forums for this), I'm here to give you the references in SoE just to show how Shockwaves did influence the current picture of Europe (not all that much, but some). I'm not explaining them though.

Not to spoil too much, but that's the first half of the Shockwaves campaign, if you know what you're looking for. I let you all make whatever guesses you want.

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post Jul 19 2004, 10:05 PM
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post Jul 19 2004, 10:14 PM
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Not really. It's the question of am I exposing too much of an official product solely based on my ability to read it. Am I giving out info that shouldn't be given out? That's one brings one pause when posting.

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post Jul 19 2004, 10:21 PM
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At this point Shockwaves has been out for quite a while and giving a heads up on the various shockwaves shouldn't be a problem - I mean explaining it all is unnecessary but pointing out that the Real Cold War ties into Shockwaves isn't giving anything major away. Both books are now out and if you can find the links go ahead. The problem isn't so much us writers (the links are there for you guys to catch in the first place), but rather the people who haven't played the campaign.

In a way, it's sort of like London, Tir Na nOg and the original Germany sbs, those who've got them will probably get an extra kick out of the book by tracing the links and developments from the material presented therein but they are by no means necessary to understand any of the fundamentals or use the material. SoE is fully self-contained.
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post Jul 19 2004, 11:12 PM
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At this point Shockwaves has been out for quite a while and giving a heads up on the various shockwaves shouldn't be a problem - I mean explaining it all is unnecessary but pointing out that the Real Cold War ties into Shockwaves isn't giving anything major away. Both books are now out and if you can find the links go ahead. The problem isn't so much us writers (the links are there for you guys to catch in the first place), but rather the people who haven't played the campaign.


I imagine that to be rather unlikely, given that it is published solely in German as is DidSII.

Then here goes.

p. 26-27: FBV Entry,Reference to the 1st Shockwave adventure "Wetterleuchten" (Sheet lightning).

p. 27 Maersk Shadowtalk: Refers to 3rd Shockwave adventure "Die Söhne Lokis" (The sons of Loki)

p. 28 Proteus Shadowtalk: Again, refers to what lead to Shockwaves, 1st and 3rd adventures.

p. 43 & 57 & 164, Shadowtalk and normal text: All of these refer to the events and the fallout of the 5th Shockwave adventure, appropriately entitled "Frankfurt Offline."

p. 57 text: Refers to the 2nd Shockwave adventure entitled "Ein Sturm zieht auf" (The storm breaks).
Those are pretty much the only ones.

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post Jul 19 2004, 11:48 PM
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Speaking of Shockwaves, wasn't someone on the boards doing a brief guide on what happened/was in the book? Or am I on crack again?
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post Jul 19 2004, 11:49 PM
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i was about to ask the same question, and also suggest that if someone weren't already working up such a guide, someone ought to start.
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post Jul 19 2004, 11:53 PM
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It's a question of people playing the campaign. Actually, the book itself is pretty brilliant in the fact that the reader has no idea how it finishes except for all the little pieces that finally make sense in the end.

How would one keep it in that format and not "read the last page" to everyone?

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post Jul 20 2004, 12:06 AM
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Well since this would be mostly for an English speaking audience that is likely to never run the adventures in the book- since they've said they wont be translating it- that wouldn't really matter greatly would it?
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post Jul 20 2004, 12:23 AM
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no kidding. slap in a spoiler warning and lay it out--it's already been made clear by the developers that Shockwaves will never see an official english translation.
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post Jul 20 2004, 12:28 AM
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Point.

The campaign begins in June 2062. Nachtmeister has died, leaving the Proteus concern high and dry. There are a few factions in play as one sees in the openning fiction:

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So that's the first chapter

Good night.

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post Jul 20 2004, 12:34 AM
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sweet.
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post Jul 20 2004, 12:38 AM
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You might also want to give a brief overview of how Proteus is set up. I know most of it thanks to early SoE stuff but a lot of the English language crew are still mostly in the dark AFAIK.
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post Jul 20 2004, 12:42 AM
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That's one of the mysteries you find out along the way. Not going to spoil it.

Mysteries along the way:

1) How it was set up
2) How it makes money
3) What it actually does
4) Who is really behind it
5) What it really controls

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post Jul 20 2004, 12:52 AM
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Thans a lot, Shadd. Will you explain a bit even the rest of the chapters?
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post Jul 20 2004, 01:31 AM
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post Jul 20 2004, 08:26 AM
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Hmmm. Where are you getting this about Trans-Latvia?

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post Jul 20 2004, 10:33 AM
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The Official History of the Proteus AG (abridged from Shockwaves, Smuggler Havens, Germany Sourcebook, Chrom und Dioxin, Walzer, Punks und Schwarzes IC, Deutschland in den Schatten II, and Wunderwelt #49 and #50).

Proteus is founded on January 1, 2049. There are some rumors that the corp had to have massive backing, probably through shell companies, because it appeared to have emerged fully grown from nothing. There were already staff offices, factories, etc. belonging to the corp when it was founded. For the most part, the corp has focused on building arkoblocks and arcologies in hostile or dangerous environments and has built quite a few. It has multiple arcologies in the ADL alone, including its headquarters Helgoland, an arcology in the SOX rad zone, and has taken over and further secured the former Fuchi arcology in Berlin. Proteus has usually been a very silent and mysterious corporation. According to company policy, which is reflected in the management, no worker for Proteus is married or has any relatives where they are stationed. Employees must sign a 10 year contract, which does include some perks such as health care and plenty of space, given that the Proteus Arcologies are underpopulated (each one holds less than the possible 3 million they could hold). Proteus also requested extraterritoritality from both the ADL and Corp Cort and is a solid AA corp.

Although mysterious, this has not stopped Proteus from making some steady gains. They already have their own private army based out of Helgoland. They also own quite a few subsidiares, including the Genom company in Africa. This previously mentioned private army was also a part of the corporate task force that subdued West Berlin in response to the anarchists and the bugs. This private army also valiantly defended Proteus during a hostile takeover attempt by AG Chemie, which did cause some damage to the Helgoland headquarters. Following mediation (and the murder of Chango-Chao) by Nachtmeister, joint ventures and peace seem to have restabilized between Proteus and AGC. Proteus also, surprising for a AA corp, took part in the probe race to Halley's Comet. It is also probably the only AA corp that has its own orbital facilities, parts of which are leased to lesser corporations such as Transys Neuronet, AGC, and ECC. At the beginning of 2062, it seems like Proteus is a comet that will most likely achieve AAA status at some point in the foreseeable future, probably when the next election of Justices comes up.

Proteus is more or less SOTA on biotechnology, aquatechnology, building, heavy industry, drone production, computer programming, cyber and biotechnology, vehichle production for acquatic use, and space technology and nanite technology. Not bad for a corp that seemed to spring fully grown from nothing on Jan 1, 2049.

That's the official history. The truth is much, much scarier.

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post Jul 20 2004, 12:54 PM
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Let's go on to part 2: Ein Sturm zieht auf:

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That's not everything but it's the gist of the adventure. Somethings should remain secrets.

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post Jul 20 2004, 01:24 PM
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QUOTE (shadd4d)
It is also probably the only AA corp that has its own orbital facilities, parts of which are leased to lesser corporations such as Transys Neuronet, AGC, and ECC.

Actually, no. It is established both Hisato-Turner Broadcasting and Trans-Orbital have their own stations in geosynchronous orbit, and according to T:WL most of the 40 or 50 stations in low orbit are small ones owned by corps who rely on space corps for logistic. Also, Federated-Boeing has a launching capacity, and Shibata runs all of Aztechnology spce assets, so they might have some orbital facilities on their own as well.
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post Jul 20 2004, 01:27 PM
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QUOTE (shadd4d @ Jul 20 2004, 12:33 PM)
It is also probably the only AA corp that has its own orbital facilities, parts of which are leased to lesser corporations such as Transys Neuronet, AGC, and ECC.

Actually, no. It is established both Hisato-Turner Broadcasting and Trans-Orbital have their own stations in geosynchronous orbit, and according to T:WL most of the 40 or 50 stations in low orbit are small ones owned by corps who rely on space corps for logistic. Also, Federated-Boeing has a launching capacity, and Shibata runs all of Aztechnology spce assets, so they might have some orbital facilities on their own as well.

Okay. Thanks for the correction. I don't have T:WL, so I didn't know that.

Thanks,

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post Jul 20 2004, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (Nath @ Jul 20 2004, 09:24 AM)
QUOTE (shadd4d @ Jul 20 2004, 12:33 PM)
It is also probably the only AA corp that has its own orbital facilities, parts of which are leased to lesser corporations such as Transys Neuronet, AGC, and ECC.

Actually, no. It is established both Hisato-Turner Broadcasting and Trans-Orbital have their own stations in geosynchronous orbit, and according to T:WL most of the 40 or 50 stations in low orbit are small ones owned by corps who rely on space corps for logistic. Also, Federated-Boeing has a launching capacity, and Shibata runs all of Aztechnology spce assets, so they might have some orbital facilities on their own as well.

Technically, Trans-Orbital is only an A-level corp (barely). Most of its facilities reside in Kansas and upstate New York, but it has some launch and maintenance facilities co-located with Novatech and Proteus offshore from Kenya and French Guyana respectively. Trans-Orbital only has a sort of de facto extraterritoriality, in that there really is no overriding jurisdiction in outer space beyond the corp's.

As Nath mentioned, there are many unspecified AAs (not to mention some AAAs) that own or lease orbital workpods in space, but don't have the means to support them. Only a small handful of AAs (HTB, FedBoeing, Shibata, Proteus) actually have the means to transport materiel and personnel up into orbit. All the others rely on these few for resupply, maintenance, and transportation.
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QUOTE (Jon Szeto)
Technically, Trans-Orbital is only an A-level corp (barely). Most of its facilities reside in Kansas and upstate New York, but it has some launch and maintenance facilities co-located with Novatech and Proteus offshore from Kenya and French Guyana respectively.

... only because they closed that launchpad on Matagorda Island in late 61 or early 62 ;)
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Hmmm. Where are you getting this about Trans-Latvia?

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It was mentioned in Corp Download as owning a chunk of Novatech, yet no one knows who runs it because it somehow fell away from Villiers' control while he was forming Novatech.
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QUOTE (shadd4d)
That's not everything but it's the gist of the adventure. Somethings should remain secrets.

No they shouldn't. Spill yer guts man! :)
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