Jeremy Stilko is a highly skilled mage employed by A.O.F Inc. in 1635 NE. Born in 1622 NE on Delsona, he formed a magus bond with the planet at an early age and was taught by his fathers in the arts of micro-engineering. He was abducted and enslaved during the pirate invasion on Delsona in 1634 NE, and soon after sold to A.O.F for his skill in tampering with technology. Despite his bond with the planet of Delsona and classification as a Mage, he has spellcaster-like abilities thanks to specialized computer/brain interface hardware capable of weakly channeling Delsona's resonance from parsecs away, and his early bonding with the planet. In 1640 NE, his jaw and parts of his throat were irreparably damaged with a high-caliber bullet in an assassination attempt. The circumstances of this attempt on his life are still unknown, but his voice box and jaw had to be reconstructed with cybernetic steel.

Lithium Backstory

I try to think to myself for a moment. I look back at the door, then at the back of this transport ship. I am not allotted time to consider. I stand up.

The robotic voice from earlier calls out, "Destination arrival completed. Exit the vehicle and proceed with orders." I recall that this is the thirty seventh time I've heard those words.

I'm so tired that I feel like weeping, passing out on the floor of the transport. I can't, though. The software patcher will halt on any change in my OS state. Not only will I never be free, but I will likely die a painful and unforgivable death as my cybernetics fail to load the proper executables and force me into a state of permanent insanity. I must keep going.

The information streams through my mind, all the cerebral intake forcing itself through my consciousness in a raging torrent. Throughout it I catch the necessary pieces – my orders, and my mind.

My mind, though corrupted and unfeeling, still it holds many treasures: The methods I've learned and the hardware manufactured for them, the hundreds of hours of mechanical rewiring perfectly culminating into a vast network of possible configurations – though I digress.

The world is spinning, not just because of my head. Now there is no way out. So into the midst of Hell I go.

Lithium Info Pages


After seven years of planning, Operation Deception 2 has finally gone underway. Along with Michael, Zeke, Solomon, and three others, we are finally setting ourselves free.

I wasn't expecting Solomon of all people, part of Order, to be the one to mastermind this, but here we are, years later, finally doing it.

Not to be pessimistic, but I don't think any of us will survive this. It's just statistically impossible. Even I may die. There are assassins after us and now we're in Hell itself.

I'll need a Theophylline supplement after this is over.

Backstory 2


ONE (1) Mateba R119 Pistol [INSPECTION PASSED]
>>>>>[[\[[datastream corruption detected]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[attempting reconnect]]]]

ONE (1) NV48 12-Gauge Shotgun
ROUNDS: ,<<,124147
>>>>>[[\[[datastream corruption detected]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[attempting reconnect]]]]

The latter two have been located within the combat area and will be available there. Th[[[ // kerne __ -
>>>>>[[\[[datastream corruption detected]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[attempting reconnect]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[attempting reconnect]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[attempting reconnect]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[connection failed after 3 retries]]]]

Backstory 3

>>>>>[[\[[warning: translation service unavailable, sending verbatim]]]]

Ye wbjtv w's t' gaathr est Demonic Energy via est prrts 7F47 ssu. D 't by an ms dst est Demon tati, f' w's pr w's vt t' wr msn. C ye cmp th's msn, ye il w's rd 10,000,000scr p'Demon Energy unit. Demon Energy unit tati w's prrts t' ssu. Th dcct w's t' w's dst tkt w's n.

7F47 w's est Demon tati & est Phantom. D 't dst,. Pnss w's * awt :: ye dost.


Backstory 4

Welcome to Zeke's Custom Lock Remover, version 1.0. Well, there won't be any other versions anyway, but here we are. If you're reading this, that means it worked, and the kernel has been successfully jailbroken. I couldn't brief you on this beforehand, but now that we have some privacy, here's what this thing can do:

So, running our own code is too risky, as you know. The ASIC would catch it right away. But what we can do is get the kernel to execute code for us, specifically when it's already in ring 0. Well, you may have noticed Solomon's name in the mission parameters looked a bit off. Since he was the instructor, we set his name to overflow a certain buffer during a kernel call, overflowing straight into a function pointer. Just point that right next to the fixed address, and bam. Kiloword boundaries give us plenty of space to write a self-modifying program in that padding space.

This also included some other vital parts besides the lock remover and the decompiler, mainly the graphics for your weapon materializers. (Sorry they don't look so great, the raw optic nerve image format is rather large.) The generational program will within a few minutes give you a working decompiler and within half an hour it'll be ready to start going at the ROM sources. From there it'll embed itself into the ROM and your mind will have fully returned to you by the end of the day.

Now, what it can't do: Get rid of the ASIC chip. You will have to be careful not to trip it, but for the most part, it just doesn't have permissions to track anything we're doing. You should be able to mitigate it in a few ways since this program removes all of the hooks in the kernel that call into it, but you'll have to do them yourself. I'm sure you can. Good luck. Zeke.


l[]];;44444441414191918 --------// Copyright (C) 905 A.O.F I---[[119-`
// sio.c basic screen inp-1[3\4[`pk;
#include <kernel_display.h>

int scr_blit(char ************* {
    int ret = ERR_NONE;
    __asm("push $4049CB617144\n\t"<<
>>>>>[[\[[datastream corruption detected]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[reloading mail daemon]]]]

The following procedures have been activated:
- Destroy IV on target 7F44
- Destroy V on target 7F45
- Destroy V on target 7F46
- Directive 90 on target 7F47

The following permissions have been granted:
- Mateba R119 Pistol
- NV48 12-Gauge Shotgun
- Bishop
- Information 400
- Information 402

>>>>>[[\[[datastream corruption detected]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[auto-saving buffer]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[reloading mail daemon]]]]

Intro 2

*** This is a global warning to all deceivers: If you are reading this, you are already being tracked and will be executed on sight. ***


We have confirmed that three of you have been absorbed (see Dark Realm Properties c. 115C) and two have been executed. We will not stop until the remaining two are confirmed dead or incapacitated.

You will not get away with this intrepid game.

  - Order

Cluster 1

l[]];;44444441414191918 --------
    scr_exec(SCR_FINISH, 0, NULL);
    return 0;
>>>>>[[\[[datastream corruption detected]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[reloading mail daemon]]]]


40 thousand lines dumped so far, maybe 30-40% done? Estimated total ~200k SLoC
ROM is about half C source, quarter XMb5 using SKVM, the rest is scripts
Important bits already dumped, the custom lock remover does not skimp on anything

Next goal while this continues decompiling is to find all active AOF hostnames and block them, the main servers are already deactivated but there might be more. Rerouting to other active companies' addresses has helped clear my mind.

Cluster 2

l[]];;44444441414191918 --------
    io_buf_get 0x1C, fp, out;
    string_explode out, bufs, bufs_num = bufs.length / 8;
    for(i in (iter 0, bufs_num)) {{{
>>>>>[[\[[datastream corruption detected]]]]
>>>>>[[\[[reloading mail daemon]]]]

It's all gone now. I'm glad I was smarter than to assume I was going insane, though now I wonder what the other deceivers must have gone through.

The core of hell is still far yonder, but yet my body trembles in its sheer horror... Maybe I'll make it out alive if I'm lucky, but I should at least try.

The kernel and ROM etc. sources are all done dumping, the utilities are still going but those aren't important and have already been scanned for ASIC code.

Proc. analysis has been done on all of the dumped code, revealing many unoptimized code paths, ASIC crap, and a few red herrings. Not careful enough for technology that could easily exist two years after this was developed.

Cluster 3

I've entered a strange realm that doesn't seem to make sense. This must really be Hell itself; no mistaking it now.

The air is so humid and hot that I've begun sweating. That can't happen. I can't sweat. There isn't anything to sweat. I'm scared. This has to be an illusion... or does reality not matter in this place?

In any case, now that I'm here, there's no turning back. I have to destroy whatever corrupted them, I'm sure they're here... I saw it in their eyes, they were yelling at me visions of their true selves that could not be described with human eyes. That only I could know.

Though my mind had just been regained, now sanity may lie out of my hands.

It doesn't matter. I will see this through.

Secret 1

Another facet of this place, where does it end? I must destroy this place, the evil energy is overflowing here... and this architecture gives me bad vibes.

Secret 2

Here seems to be the end of this terrifying compartment of Hell. I'd better blaze through this one.