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See in the Dark xxx●xxx Danger Sense xxx●xxx Hacker
[ Wellbeing ] Relaxedxxx[ Company ] Dustrunners, Val, Q, Stellaxxx[ Whereabouts ] The Fission Hole
As though she could feel the eyes of a stranger on her, EVA slowly turned towards the doctor. Confirming her suspicions, she slowly floated towards the man until her mechanical "face" was inches from his own. She then began speaking in her slow mechanical voice. "May I help you, civilian? Do you wish to convey something to me? Or are you seeking conflict?"
"EVA!" Jamison barked from his table, and EVA shrunk away from the man's face. Jamison grinned apologetically at the man and held up his hand in apology, calling out to the man, "I'm sorry about her. She's been without a memory wipe for about a year now, so she's developed a few quirks. Unfortunately, she's a bit acerbic.You'll have to forgive her. EVA! Heel!" he added, snapping at the robot as though she was a dog. Of course, EVA wasn't sentient, but she did have a tendency towards hostility through years of trial and error with humans; she had found that on the wasteland, a default "attitude" of hostility tended to yield higher rates of survival.
EVA slowly floated backwards away from the man. Jamison whistled sharply at her, however, and EVA turned away, almost seeming to sulk as she slowly floated back towards him and came to hover over his shoulder silently, the faint hum of her mechanical parts the only sound that she was making.
"Anyways," Jamison continued, turning back to the table, "why not make the solution simple? If we put a map of the minefield inside one of the buildings in town, the Raiders would have no way to get their hands on it or see it from a distance. It would also minimize the risk of someone losing it. Now, of course, there are still risks, such as if there's a spy in town that we don't know about, or if someone copies the map on a piece of paper and loses it. But it's a risk you run into quite a bit when working with computers - if you boost the security, then accessibility goes down, and vice versa. So the best thing we can do is to try and find a balance."
*Wearing: Roving Trader's Outfit
*Packing: AEP7 Laser Pistol