Eclipse Phase – The Thunder and the Whirlwind Episode 12


The Firewall team conducted a security sweep of its own morphs, and discovered some perilously intriguing things. Someone in Firewall has been going to great lengths to instill Griswold with the memories of Richard Connor, Fall Criminal and disgraced Hypercorp CEO. Their motivations are unknown, and the Sentinels are quickly realizing they are even further over their heads than they knew. All in all, it’s been an eventful first day on Luna.

Side Chatter


  • James – TOM (The Optimal Man). An AI programmed in a lunar laboratory, designed to be able to crack any digital protection and retrieve any data (as well as be the best psychotherapist in the known ‘verse). His accent algorithms are slowly degrading.
  • Travis – John Clastion.  Survivor of the Fall, he runs a delivery service on Mars, preferring to use his feet instead of mundane transport. He also knows all about the drugs of the transhuman future and the criminals and cartels that supply them.
  • Kevin – Griswold Stuart. Griswold Stuart is a 23rd century man, born in a 21st century man’s body, living in an AF10 world.  Reformed by Firewall, he did his best to adapt to his new world and his new place in it.  Formerly a programmer, business executive, and playboy, he is no longer sure of his own memories, much less his identity.
  • Josh – Sam Franklin. Originally a police officer with a wife, house, and the American Dream.  Left the force when he realized how corrupt it was and signed up with Direct Action.  After a long service that cost him his body and some of his memories, he works freelance for anyone who can pay, looking for his wife and his missing time.
  • Matt – Noah Lucas.  A kangaroo uplift egohunter and x-caster who escaped from Earth during the fall.  Now works towards making sure no uplifts are abused or exploited in the same way he was before the end of the world worked in his favor.


  1. Well THAT was interesting.


    I’ll bet they never expected their stealthy heist to be interrupted by someone ELSE’s shock-and-awe subliminal-panic-induction scorched-earth assault campaign.
    Where the heck did the Liberators get that whole “You are being horrifically poisoned. PANIC NOW!!!” package?
    Possibly the last few facilities they raided (the whole Uploaded/basilisk hack/memetic advertising/profit connection the hypercorp was researching), but they didn’t seem like the types to loot stuff, they were just blowing everything up…

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      Sheer misdirection. The subliminal wasn’t really on the level of a basilisk hack, more like highly specific (and offensive) memetic marketing. Nothing some rep couldn’t buy. Blue 9 never existed, it was simply a ploy to stall up LLA authority responses so they could thoroughly smash the Cognite offices.

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