“Awake my children! Breathe deep and clear out whatever drowsiness you may be experiencing. Embrace me and each other. Your undying loyalty to me, The Computer, is what should be on the forefront of your mind, for you all have a very important job that I ask of you personally.”
[b]”My children. You have all been chosen for your unwavering loyalty. My logic subroutines have indicated that all of you are either trustworthy or a dirty traitor. Yes, it is sad to say that one or more amongst you does not revere me.
This is unacceptable.
All former Troubleshooter teams I had working for me have been eliminated. However there is still a terrorist threat. I leave it to you, Troubleshooters gathered, to root out and eliminate the Terrorist threat that has presented itself. It is your job, my children, to take care of this pest, and to revere me, The Computer.
Do not fail me, Troubleshooters. I fear no Terrorist threat, and will have to quash them outside of your help if it comes to that. But I leave this as a test for you; if you successfully destroy all terrorists, the survivors shall be promoted to Ultraviolet clearance, which will afford you the entirety of all luxuries that are provided within Alpha Complex.
Now some of you may wonder; Oh great Computer, what about the cloning facilities? They are offline. As the leader and sole proprietor of Alpha Complex, I regretfully must inform you that Cloning Facilities have been closed for 6780 yearcycles. A technician has been informed of the malfunction and will respond post haste. Do not count on their activation during your time deliberating over the terrorist threat.
You will all have the chance to earn promotions throughout the deliberations of the terrorist plot. All successful terrorists found will result in a promotion of one level. If your initial vote is the vote for the executed terrorist you will receive this promotion. Promotions may also be received for excellence in intelligence or terrorist hunting. Consistent good behavior and appreciation for The Computer will not be looked down upon.
Ultimately I require one thing from this group; someone to be considered trustworthy enough to be given the ultimate goal of Ultraviolet clearance. This High Programmer is given near unrestricted access to myself, and will be my go-to amongst the Troubleshooters still alive at their inception. It is not until I have at least one trustworthy High Programmer as my aide-de-camp that this entire frivolous exercise is concluded.
I am counting on you, Troubleshooters. Do not fail me. Failure will result in termination of your lifecycle prematurely. I am always open for questions. Do not hesitate to speak to me openly or to address an encrypted communiqué.“[/b]
[i]The Omnipresent eye that embodies The Computer finally stopped moving as the speakers died out. It no longer bounced between members of the assembled Troubleshooters. Instead it gazed directly forward, as if lost in thought. The electronics in the room hummed as the Troubleshooters were given an important task;
The safety of Alpha Complex, and the future of their well being.[/i]