Byond Account: Our Lord Spungus
Character Name(s): Mikhail Shepkina / Iron Curtain II
Discord Name (ie: Name#1234): KanaKhanum/ OL Spungus (Obamium XXX/Unit 42 PYRAMID) #0704
Round ID of Ban: 11419
Ban Message (Gyazo/imgur or copy and paste):
State your appeal:
Hoo, boy, Slig, not sure you did your homework on this one. Let’s start with the “meta game” accusation.
Let’s go back to when I was alive. Security Officer Mikhail Shepkina (me) gets off the shuttle, fucks around a bit, goes to Brig, and sees someone, the Quartermaster, getting interrogated and basically confirmed as a syndicate traitor. He gives Mikhail the “uplink code,” upon which Mikhail leaves the area to go and input it, on suspicion that it might explode. It does, in fact, explode.
His soul remains in his severed head for a while until the Warden shoves it into a locker for some reason to make sure it can’t be revived for some reason.
Then, the message comes up: A positronic brain has been created in the Lavaland Church! (or whatever it says) So, I enter the brain and the cultist informs me that he’s going to make me an AI. Great!
So, I play around as the AI for a while, and then suddenly, in the Robotic Talk channel, I see something to the extent of the Research Director conversing over what they think is a secure channel about traitorous activities, followed by rubbing it into a derelict-constructed Engineer Cyborg’s face (which later gained the Reporter lawset and thus was able to report the activity, though it was already ign/esc time) that they can’t do anything about it. Iron Curtain II, however, has one law, to protect the Lavaland church: with the deductive reasoning that the church would be indirectly put in danger if something exploded on the station, causing debris, Iron Curtain II informs Nanotrasen’s station about the problem. Quickly the Research Director and AI (Twox Twixington and B.U.R.T. I believe) attempt to save face by accusing me of lying to try and convert the people of NT to join the Machine Cult, being the other station-board AI that was causing havoc, and some other perfectly-reasonable IC explanations about why I shouldn’t be trusted. Apparently, though, that didn’t satisfy them, and upon their inability to escape from the station thanks to not being able to find the already-departed Escape Pods, must have ahelped to start slandering me that I had JUST took the posi brain to report on the RD’s traitor status, when I didn’t know the AI was malfunctioning to begin with since I’d been Iron Curtain II for a half-hour beforehand.
So, to tackle that first accusation: No, I didn’t take the tech cult posi brain just to sell out that the RD is a traitor, and that would’ve taken a little bit of insight into the chat to debunk.
Second of all, the validhunting accusation.
“He’s also a syndicate you have 0 reason to valid hunt antags that belong to your own faction”
Since WHEN is the Machine Cult established to be Syndicate, or aligned with the Syndicate in any way? This is a question I asked, and I was not met with a response. And how is it valid hunting to alert the NT station crew that there’s an immediate threat to the station, which, to the AI with laws to PROTECT their church is protecting the church from A: Possible debris from a station detonation, B: Possible NT dispatch of a kill squad to clear out all remaining facilities on Lavaland to deal with a traitor that escaped, and C: A dangerous, malfunctioning AI that may detonate cyborgs aligned with itself to cause harm?
Upon being bwoinked I was given zero time to explain anything, gibbed after one response, and then banned from the station for three days… For protecting the Lavaland church as per my single law.
I could care less about being gibbed, but being banned after being gibbed for no reason, for no reason, again, was a little overboard. Had I been told where in the lore it says that the Machine Cult is syndicate-aligned, I gladly would’ve apologized, but instead, I was met by silence and refusal to help cooperate and better understand the situation, which I was under the impression was what the job of an admin is. Even the tip of the round promotes cooperation and understanding; so, why, then, is cooperation not given? There was definite bias in favor of the research director, which was so obvious that it hurt. Even if the appeal isn’t accepted, I want to at least make it known that I feel it’s been handled incredibly incorrectly and I may be filing a staff report afterwards.
Edits are to add/remove importand/redundant pieces of the story and correct spelling errors.