Step aboard the Andromeda
For this virtual tour,
let's start with me. I am the Andromeda Ascendant's
Artificial Intelligence Entity.
In light of recent developments, I seem to be one of
the last, if not the last of my kind. When the
Commonwealth fell, most High Guard ships fell with it. I lost
many friends in those battles more than 300 years ago.
So, as you
take this tour, keep in mind that my crew has been
drastically reduced, so some operations that were once
standard crew functions are now completely automated. As we
go, I'll describe how things would run if I were properly
staffed. After all, you'll want to get an idea of what life on
a Glorious Heritage class Heavy Cruiser will be like
once the Commonwealth is restored.
As the ship's AI, I'm involved in the function of all Andromeda's many systems, from life support to
scientific research to combat operations. I also provide my
captain and crew with the information and analysis they need
to make decisions and, of course, the means to implement them
with maximum speed and efficiency.
I can communicate with organic sentient crew through
voice, video images, holograms or by inhabiting any one or
more of my robot and android avatars. These come in every
conceivable shape and size, from tiny drones no bigger than
insects to the massive battlebots we use for planetary warfare
scenarios. With the vast computing and reasoning power
available to me, I can inhabit dozens of these bodies
simultaneously, carrying on conversations, conducting repairs
and managing the affairs of the ship in many places at the
But enough about me! What follows is a brief visit to a
few of Andromeda's most vital and interesting areas.
It's only appropriate that we begin in the most important
section of them all, the Command Deck.
Begin the tour: Command