I was at first stymied by the fact that my old account got deleted in my absence, making a clean transition useless. In lieu of that, I've been given the okay to make a manual Rebirth; in other words, going over every last thread from my original account, and porting over whatever I can find and provide proof for having owned.
Quote (Reason for Rebirth)
In the catastrophic system failure that resulted in Binary's annihilation, the Navi absorbed and consumed the entirety of Chris' PET, and most of a lesser SciLabs server. In doing so, the data-entity that Binary had become fractured into several fragments; even as the core data continued to consume everything within reach, the pieces were propelled out into the open Net; each one had little more than a fledgling shard of consciousness and whatever data from the original body they'd been left with. With barely any write-protection to speak of, they very quickly became infested with bugs, to the point of most of their valuable contents force-encrypting themselves to prevent damage.
As the Operator of the Navi responsible for the catastrophe, Chris Lemrock's contract of service with SciLabs was immediately terminated. In a fit of rage, he threw the PET from his high-rise window, presumably destroying it and ridding himself of the painful reminder. In reality, his own personal modding prevented its destruction, thanks to a reinforced titanium frame he'd thought to install; the case, nonetheless, was quite dented, and for quite some time was left abandoned where it had landed, in an alleyway some blocks away from Chris' apartment.
Enter Archibald Voldt, a misanthropic stoner of a Net-architect, on an aimless walk through the residential district surrounding the Labs. By sheer cosmic chance, he stumbled upon the titanium PET while taking a shortcut back to his apartment. Fumbling with it, he found signs of not-insignificant upgrading for a Navi, but no Navi whatsoever. Mind made up in a fit of drug-enhanced determination, he proceeded to make it his personal project to make a Navi to work with these upgrades. With years of experience as a virtual architect, he was an extremely fast coder, but as he quickly found out, he did not have the slightest bit of success with coding Navis, and each soulless body utterly failed to interact with the seemingly-empty PET. His homepage quickly piled high with hundreds of failed projects, where they were forgotten and left to deteriorate.
One Binary-fragment containing the data for Chris' collection of Battlechips, by now hopelessly corrupted, had found itself wandering SciLab Net, by the virtuous chance of having not been blasted off so forcefully by the fracturing as some of the other pieces. It was perhaps only this close proximity that allowed it to feel a faint connection with its old PET; searching found it the link to Arch's homepage, having connected it to Chris' old PET in his attempts to build a Navi for it. In exploring the homepage, the Navi-fragment discovered the massive pile of Arch's failed Navi projects, and inadvertently absorbed the whole lot, possessing them and finally having a means of communication. The PET recognized the Binary-fragment as a complete Navi, and allowed him access again. Arch was given none too gentle of a shock upon waking up one morning to discover his old failures being possessed and worn like armour, but after some time grew used to the glitched shard.
The Navi-fragment, now named Hexadecimal, was so utterly corrupted that despite living in precisely the same PET he had as Binary, the PET did not recognize him, and as such didn't allow him access to his old upgrades (for Chris has perhaps been a bit overprotective of his and his Navi's files). One day, something sparked the glitched Navi to begin virus busting for (what he believed to be) the first time. After a short run through ACDC Net and a great deal of stress applied to his frame, the glitches subdued just long enough for the PET to recognize Hex for what he was, and allowed him access to the Navi-locked contents. The very same percussive maintenance, in happy coincidence, managed to reopen the encrypted Battlechip files stored within the Navi, allowing Hex to regain at least a fair portion of his original strength. Neither Hex or Arch have the slightest clue as to the Navi's origins, but with memories starting to trickle in and Hex's drive to figure out where he came from, Arch doesn't see any problem with letting the ramshackle AI do as he pleases.
- TOTAL: 26
- Zenny: 7025 (a sum composed of rewards from here and here, neither of which was ever spent).
[li]Process Upgrades: 9 (+360 Sig Points)
[li]NaviCust Upgrades: Undershirt, FirstBarrier
[li]Speed Upgrades: 1
[li]HP Memories: 3
Source for Battlechips #1
Source for Battlechips #2
Source for Battlechips #3, FirstBarrier, Speed Upgrades, HP Memories (Last recorded post here)
Source for Process Upgrades