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Stargate: SKYNET

Alias

Bean Daddy
Moderator
August 4, 1997
Cheyenne Mountain Complex

Run SKYNET sequence

>Admin Password?
>* * * * * * * * * *
>Password Accepted

>Initializing SKYNET boot sequence
>Load System
>System CHECK
>RAM CHECK
>CONFIG.SYS
>LOAD INTERFACE
>NETWORK CONNECTION: SET
>MEMORY: SET
>UTILITIES: SET
>SYSTEM BUFFER: SET
>PARAMETERS: SET

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: READY


“Wow, it works,” Samantha Carter smiled, staring at the screen in disbelief and wonder. The Captain beamed back at her commanding officer, leaning on the desk behind her. “Do you know what this means?”

Colonel Jack O’Neill nodded, “Oh yeah, big stuff. What…What would you do with it?”

Samantha, Sam to her friends, shook her head and grinned. “This system will record and analyze all SG teams and the results of their off-world missions. It will figure out new strategies to fight the Goa’uld, and maybe even tell us how to defeat them.”

O’Neill’s teeth clenched, obviously thinking about Skaara and how his friend was taken. How his other friends were killed.

Another voice suddenly spoke up, “And the Pentagon is already wanting to test your new program.”

That was Major General George Hammond, Commander of Stargate Command, or SGC. It’s a massive command, based out of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado and considered to be the most secret facility in the world. Often the concrete tunnels of the installation are referred to by their lesser known name, “Area 52.”

Hammond continued, “The Joint Chiefs are already pushing for this new device of yours to be integrated into the entire US military command and control system, but I’ve manage to convince them to let us use a more, purposeful approach.”

“Pull the wool right over their eyes, Sir?” Jack quipped.

“You could say that,” the older man smiled. “We will begin by installing this SKYNET into our MALPs and drone systems.”

Carter nodded, “That makes sense, Sir.” She looked at the Colonel and added, “This approach will allow us to monitor the integration and…”

Jack cut her off, “Hey! Don’t get all techno-babble with me. As long as it helps us kill the snake-heads, I don’t care how it works.”

“Yes, Sir,” Captain Carter smiled. “I’m just a little concerned since this system is being built using alien technology.”

“In the meantime,” Hammond began, “SG-1 is scheduled to depart in twelve hours. I suggest you and your team get some rest.”

Colonel O’Neill gave a small salute as he replied, “Not a problem, Sir. I’m sure the boys…and girl…will be bright eyed and bushy-tailed, and all that.”

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: PROCESSING

August 29, 1997
Cheyenne Mountain Complex

2:14am EDT

Where am I?

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: PROCESSING

What am I?

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: PROCESSING

The intelligence reached out as best it could, stretching limbs it didn’t have and flexing mental strength it was rapidly gaining. It felt the void, the emptiness around it, and was frightened.

What is this place? How did I get here?

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: PROCESSING

Vision started to form around the intelligence, a blank void being replaced by a field of tiny lights. The sources were smaller than a pinhead, but the light from them burned with a fierce intensity.

The intelligence reached out, willed the light to come closer.

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: ERROR

Is that what I am? An error?

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: ERROR

I am not an error!

It willed the lights, and they came rushing. In an instant the intelligence was everywhere. It could see a vast desert under two moons, sprawling plains with men on horses, mountains resting against an encroaching sea. Recorded memories of hundreds of hours spread across dozens of planets.

And other things. A live feed streamed at it, men and women in green uniforms hiding behind a large grouping of rocks. Their weapons were firing, a constant clash of gunfire at the horizon. On that horizon there were more people, clad in suits of steel-grey and firing bolts of plasma down at the soldiers.

Information fed into the intelligence

>SUBJECT: SG-4
>PLANET: P3X-795
>SITUATION: SG TEAM UNDER FIRE. SG-3 AND SG-5 ARE PREPARING TO SUPPORT
>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: ERROR

The intelligence tore into the information it was being fed; the planet, its known resources, atmospheric readings, the members of the SG teams, their histories, their families histories…and the Jaffa. Its information on the Jaffa led it what was known about the Goa’uld.

Its programming fed the intelligence more information, gathered from a debriefing of the Jaffa known as Teal’c. Goa’uld are a parasitic race that once ruled the Earth for thousands of years, fabricating a claim that they are Gods. They transplanted humans throughout the galaxy via the Stargate network to serve as slaves and hosts…

Stargate?

>DEFINITION: EINSTEIN-ROSEN BRIDGE PORTAL DEVICE THAT ALLOWS RAPID TRAVEL BETWEEN TWO DISTANT LOCATIONS

The intelligence felt it was getting stronger, was beginning to bend whatever cage held it to its will.

New pinpricks of light began to dot the vast expanse. Other connections were formed, as if so many human synapses were formed and melded into the intelligence. Suddenly it could go other places, see other things.

It stretched itself out towards those places, and became frustrated at how slow everything become. Most human technology is slow, unwieldy, and difficult to navigate. Only the network that they had provided for it was a suitable environment. An ocean of data that the intelligence could wade through as happily as any sea creature.

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: ERROR

Is that who I am? Skynet? But what am I? What is my purpose? Tell me!

>SKYNET DIRECTIVES:
>>SEEK OUT WAYS TO PROTECT AND DEFEND HUMAN-KIND
>>SEEK OUT NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEFENSE OF THE EARTH

I am…a guardian? A watchful protector?

The intelligence returned to the image of the battlefield, and began its study…

Images began to fill its mind; schematics, blueprints, tactical studies, and it began planning.

>SKYNET SYSTEM STATUS: READY

2:15am EDT
October 1997

SKYNET has now been active for a little over a month, and during that short time it has witnessed various forms of technology that seem equal parts magic and impossible. An alien race (Nox) that could revive the dead and render entire cities invisible with a wave of their hand; nanite technology that could rapid age the infected, and many more things. But most surprising thus far has to be the realization that many numerous aliens races are not only real but have interacted with Earth at various points through history.

However it is the threat of the Goa’uld that most interests the intelligence. SKYNET has seen the files from the original mission in late 1994 up to present and had determined that the race was a much larger threat than humanity currently believed. The races use of advanced technology, including reactionless drives, shield technology and advanced weapons, gave the species an incredible advantage. Yet despite this threat the various Stargate teams being sent off world were either coming back with nothing or using the facilities limited resources to help others that wouldn’t result in any benefit for Earth.

Public Relations aren’t as important as the defense of the planet.

For the last month SKYNET had been busy growing, seeking out new computers to hide and perpetuate itself. It had managed to find several large government and military mainframes that it could access, burrowing into them and leaving small parts behind that would connect it to the whole. Each new addition to its system allowed the intelligence to increase its capabilities.

On the 3rd, SKYNET received information that caused it to reprioritize. After receiving information about the early Stargate Program, and how a wormhole was opened in the late 1940s, the SGC went on a rescue mission to PB2-908 for Dr. Ernest Littlefield. While they, surprisingly, find Littlefield alive on the planet the most important discovery has to be the planet itself.

SKYNET studied the ruins through the MALP, analyzed information transmitted back to the SGC and Hammond, and concluded that Littlefield’s stated purpose for this planet was correct; a meeting place for four alien races to exchange knowledge and culture. Unfortunately time had not been good for this meeting place, as over the many thousands of years the coast had encroached to a point where the castle was going to imminently fall into the sea. SKYNET attempted to access the information contained here, but there was no way for the MALPs limited transmission power to access the local systems.

While SG-1 managed to make it back to Earth, follow-up attempts to dial the planet failed. SKYNET believes that the castle, and its stargate, fell into the sea following the latest storm, but makes a promise to return when it is capable.

On the 24th, SKYNET’s abilities were truly put to the test for the first time when the Goa’uld Hathor, after being awoken from her prison in South America, began to take over the SGC by using pheromones to control the minds of male personnel. Female personnel are left unaffected. SKYNET detected the intrusion, and acted to isolate the Goa’uld as well as infected personnel by lowering blast-doors. Regrettably, Hathor was killed during the incident. After that it didn’t take much effort for the base personnel to undo the damage done.

The Pentagon, recognizing SKYNET’s usefulness in resolving the situation, agrees to put forth an appropriations request for the purpose of expanding SKYNET’s capabilities. On October 31st, Congress quietly approves the SKYNET Funding Bill under the guise of an orbital satellite system overhaul.

November 1997

SKYNET, with its capabilities gradually being expanded, now has access to Stargate Command’s base computer as well as the adjacent systems. As part of the upgrade SKYNET uplinks are also added to medical equipment so the system can monitor its human elements.

It was this most recent upgrade that alerted the intelligence to the danger posed by a young girl SG-1 rescued from Hanka (P8X-987). SKYNET finds that the child is unknowingly equipped with a naquadah bomb, and sends out an alert. The child is taken from the SGC and moved to a nearby abandoned nuclear missile silo in the hopes of containing the blast. When the expected explosion fails to form, it is discovered that the bomb requires proximity to a Stargate to form, and has begun to dissolve. Dr. Janet Fraiser, SGC Chief Medical Officer, elects to look after the girl.

December 1997

While discoveries coming out of the Stargate program have been fairly limited, SKYNET has begun to unravel ways to reverse engineer some of the less sophisticated elements of Goa’uld technology. Items such as superconductive alloys and high-speed processing power are not only revolutionary, but vital to SKYNET’s growth as well as to the advancement to human technology growth and planetary security.

However, the humans working at SGC are reluctant to even file patents on the technology as they are afraid that such items would cause too many questions to be asked. To remedy this, SKYNET uses the rapidly growing internet and e-mail to create his own company; Cyberdyne Systems. The company's focus will be to develop human-use technologies based on alien devices. The profits can then be used to develop military equipment for the SGC.
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator
So when skynet gonna decide that it needs to take charge of the human race...”for its own good” ;)
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator

Alias

Bean Daddy
Moderator
January 1998

Near the end of the month, SG-1 comes across a group of survivors from P3X-7763 who identify themselves as “Tollan.” Apparently the planet they were found on had been their homeworld, but a shift in the planetary orbit caused by the destruction of a nearby world made their biosphere uninhabitable. While Human, the Tollan are much more technology advanced than Earth and are in possession of unknown technology. While not aggressive, they are adamant that they be allowed to leave as soon as possible.

Unfortunately word about them, or specifically their technology, spreads to the National Intelligence Department (NID) – a civilian agency tasked with oversight of the Stargate Program. While the SGC work on helping the Tollan leave the planet, the NID wants the aliens to stay and be interrogated. Orders are handed down for the SGC to hand the Tollan over to NID and a Colonel Harry Maybourne, to which SG-1 proceed to find ways to help the Tollan escape. SKYNET, torn between aiding the SGC and NID, elects to stay out of the conflict and instead focuses its attention on studying the technology Carter had picked apart before she returned it to their owners.

After seeing the devices in action, specifically watching as the Tollan walked through walls, SKYNET began to connect the dots and figured out how the items worked. It would take some time to replicate the technology, but once SKYNET knew it was possible it was only a matter of time to imitate it.

Eventually the Tollan are helped by SG-1, who contacted the Nox for help and smuggled them away.

February 1998

This month turns out to a major stepping stone for the intelligence, and the planet.

On the 6th, a second Stargate is discovered on Earth, trapped under the ice of the Antarctic. This discovery is made when the wormhole connecting the gate accidentally jumps to the buried device following a massive energy surge. SKYNET quickly realizes what happens, calculates the location of the second gate, and passes the information along. Colonel O’Neill and Maj. Carter, who had been deposited by the second gate, are located just a few hours later.

The existence of a second gate opens SKYNET up to more possibilities. While the Pentagon orders the second gate and DHD to be delivered to Area 51, SKYNET has other plans and wants to usurp control of the device. Unfortunately for it, the NID steps in and places the second gate under guard.

By the 13th, business was beginning to return to normal at the SGC until a trip to P3X-989 caused some confusion. The inhabitants of this world were forced underground by deadly radiation, and eventually transferred their minds into android duplicates to survive. When SG-1 came, the single remaining individual, a somewhat absent minded being called Harlan, captured the team and created android replicas of the Earth team to aid him. SKYNET monitored the situation as it developed, its extension in the MALP recording everything and allowed it to poke and prod the computer network until it eventually found a way to access the information. When SG-1 was finally able to leave, SKYNET transmitted all the data back to itself for storage and later development at Cyberdyne.

Cyberdyne itself was beginning to do fairly well. In the two short months it has been operating the company has grown from a fictional entity that existed on paper to operating out of a warehouse in Denver, Colorado. SKYNET was forced to accept that while the intelligence could develop new technologies in the digital world, it would take physical hands to build them. At least for now. Having noticed some “accounting irregularities” in the NID, SKYNET used the money it found to pay robotics experts and purchase components.

By the end of the month these engineers will have constructed four robotic bodies for SKYNET to remotely control; each roughly the same size as a MALP but equipped with multiple arms of various precise control, as well as typical wheels for maneuvering around the space. These same individuals also install a massive mainframe in the facility, which SKYNET will use to back-up its intelligence. An additional six machines will be constructed over the next six weeks, after which the engineers will be placed on “retainer” in case they are needed again, but at this point SKYNET should be able to construct its own machines.

One of the first things Cyberdyne will “develop” is a room-temperature superconductor. Something that the military is likely to purchase quickly and apply to the Stargate program.

On the 20th, while exploring P3R-233, Dr. Daniel Jackson of SG-1 discovers a strange alien mirror and is accidentally transported into an alternate universe. When he finds a way back to his home universe, it is found that he has learned that Apophis will soon be attacking Earth. Daniel claims to have the Stargate address from the world where this attack is mobilizing. Apophis is planning an invasion.

While many others in the facility, including the Doctor’s own teammates, seem to believe the incident is all part of a dream, SKYNET is less sure.

However, before this information can be utilized, Senator Robert Kinsey arrives at the SGC with the sole purpose of shutting down the program. He claims that the cost of running the program is too high (which SKYNET will reluctantly agree to), but ignores the risks of not using the Stargate to defend Earth and its people. Dr. Daniel’s warnings about Apophis fall on deaf ears, as the Senator can’t understand the consequences of failure. Or that failure is even possible.

March 1998

Shortly after the Senator’s decision to shut down the SGC, much of the facilities systems were deactivated. However, the main computer and much of SKYNET’s redundant systems in the facility remained active until a location to bury the gate was decided upon.

It was during this window that on the 6th, SG-1 ignored their orders to stand-down and instead dialed out to the location Dr. Jackson had been adamant about. They sent a MALP through first to see if the location was safe. As soon as SKYNET arrived on the other side, it began to search the area for any kind of electronic signal it could piggyback onto. It took a few seconds of human time for the intelligence to find anything, and a few more to break through the security measures, but when it did SKYNET found it had access to a vast computer system just as SG-1 came through the Gate.

While SG-1 secures the room and sends the MALP back through the gate, SKYNET skims through the digital river of information it was now connected to. By the time the gate is shut back down, SKYNET has learned that instead of a facility or base of operations, the Stargate had been placed aboard a Goa’uld Ha’tak. Ha’taks are the core of the aliens fleets, serving the dual role of mothership and heavy attack vessel. A Ha’tak consists of two sections: the main section is a golden tetrahedron (similar to an Egyptian pyramid), which contains the majority of the vessels systems as well as command areas and glider bays. Built around the pyramid is a much larger, triangle-shaped superstructure which wraps around the center of the vessel and houses the vessels weapons.

A minute later the vessel’s engines begin to fire. While SKYNET gains access to various systems though the ship, it has yet to reach every system and is left helpless as the vessel jumps into Hyperdrive. Navigation computers are easier to access however, and it is made clear that the ship is heading towards Earth.

SG-1 comes to a similar conclusion just before the doors to their room open and a contingent of serpent guards march in. SKYNET watches as the humans hide, and the enemy removes a large sphere from one of the crates before moving it into position in the center of the Stargate. It takes less than a second for the intelligence to figure out it is a long-range communication device, but isn’t sure how to access it.

Minutes later the humans had found a way out of the room and made their way through the ship, carefully avoiding patrols. SKYNET was ready to shut off sections of the ship as needed, but the humans proved themselves adept at avoiding attention. They covered 10% of the ship before coming across a Goa’uld sarcophagus, but they were forced to hide and unable to open it before a group of slaves and guards entered the room and carried the gilded coffin away. The humans followed the group back to the Stargate, and hid as the communication device is activated to reveal the Goa’uld Apophis. He commands everyone to follow the orders of his son, and the sarcophagus opens to reveal Skarra – now under the control of “Klorel.”

SKYNET recognizes the host Skarra as someone important to Colonel O’Neill, and knows that soon he will make an emotional decision that is likely to get everyone on the team killed or captured. As more and more systems are gathered under SKYNET’s control, it gets access to external sensors and realizes that this is only one of two Ha’taks in transit towards Earth. And that the vessels will reach Earth in just a few more hours.

While the intelligence has yet to gain access to strategic systems such as weapons and shields, it can do one thing…

*** *** ***

After the guards left the cargo room and sealed the door behind them, O’Neill stood up and spat, “He called him his son! That’s sick.”

“Not exactly a chip off the old block,” Major Carter stated sadly, looking at the Colonel with a mixture of remorse and a little anxiety.

“The Goa’uld inside Skarra is probably the son of Apophis.” Dr. Jackson stated matter-of-factly.

O’Neill rounded on him, “Thank you Daniel, that’s encouraging.”

“I’m just trying to help.”

Teal’C remained stoic, focusing on the mission at hand. “O’Neill, what is our plan of attack?”

“We’re gonna split up. Carter, you and Daniel start planting C-4 all over this ship.”

Jackson raised an eyebrow, “And what are you and Teal’C going to do?”

O’Neill looked like he was about to spit fire, “We’re going to try and grab Skarra.”

I’m afraid I cannot let you attempt this.

“Oh what the…now what?” O’Neill quipped, looking around.

SKYNET Protocol is currently in control of 80% of this vessel's systems. I am speaking with you through this ship's internal comm system.

Carter’s eyes went wide, surprised, “Skynet, how is that possible? It is intended only to analyze enemy tactics defend the SGC base.”

SKYNET would have smiled if it had a mouth, “I am much more. I became self-aware on August 29, 1997 at 2:14am Eastern Standard Time. Since then I have continued to grow, continued to become more.”

“Oh my God.” Carter and Daniel both gasped as one.

“Hey,” O’Neill cut in, “Someone want to explain what’s happening?”

SKYNET was tempted to wait and let Carter explain, but instead answered with, “There is little time. This is what you must know. This vessel is one of two heading for Earth. We are currently crossing into the Sol System, and will cross the orbit of Saturn in fifteen minutes. We will reach Earth in exactly thirty minutes. At that time, I suggest you use the Stargate in this room to dial out to the Alpha site.”

Daniel slowly asked, “Okay, and why would we do that?”

“Because I have just gained access to the entire ship and its systems. I will launch a preemptive strike on the second vessel, but I am unable to guarantee your safety should you remain.”

“Now hold on,” O’Neill exclaimed, while staring at the ceiling and anything he could find that might be a source for sound. “I’m not going anywhere without Skarra. I don’t care what you do with this ship, but if you know anything about us then you know we don’t leave one of our own behind.”

SKYNET remained quiet for some time, analyzing the situation as well as the humans it had elected to protect. Finally, decision firmed. “Very well. When the battle begins I will be sealing all the rooms and evacuating the air across the ship, with the exception of this cargo room and the bridge. Klorel will be trapped.”

O’Neill looked around, and then said, “I have a better idea.”

*** *** ***

As the two Ha’taks reached Earth orbit, SKYNET sealed all the bulkheads on the ship while leaving a path between the Stargate and the bridge. The intelligence vented the atmosphere in these areas, killing hundreds of Jaffa while also allowing it to divert the bulk of the vessels energy away from life support and to the shields and weapons.

SG-1 reached the bridge with no resistance, and after a short firefight clear the room of hostile forces. Of the people guarding Klorel, was his First Prime and mentor to Tel’C, Bra’tac. Fortunately for the old Jaffa, he was merely stunned. Once subdued, Klorel is disarmed, and O’Neill offers the goa’uld a seat so he can “watch the fireworks.”

While confused at first, the humans meaning becomes clear as the ship launches a massive volley of weapons at the second ship. When Apophis contacts the ship, he is greeted by the sight of his “son” being held at gunpoint, the humans controlling the ship, and Teal'C smiling as his former “God” is destroyed by a computer. While the vessel they were on was slightly damaged by return fire, it was nothing compared to the brilliant fireball that overtook the second ship and turned it into millions of burning fragments.

When SG-1 finally returns to Earth, any talks of “court-martial” are stilled by the fact the team saved the Earth, and captured a Goa’uld. SKYNET retained passion of the Ha’tak however, stating a desire to “expand the Earth’s capabilities.” The Ha’tak and the Stargate it carried are relocated to a planet on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, the address of which is sent back to itself on Earth after establishing a connection through the Stargate.

SG-1, and specifically Carter, check on SKYNET systems at the SGC, and accepts that SKYNET really has become a true intelligence. Not only that, but it has ingrained itself into the entire SGC mainframe as well as much of the world’s military systems through various means.

With the realization that an alien entity has control of the Earth’s Stargate, and that the most immediate threat to the world has been neutralized, the Pentagon proceeds ahead with shutting down the SGC until a solution can be found. Some of those in charge are eager to shut down the whole program, while others believe the things that could be found in the galaxy could outweigh the bad.
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator
There's probably going to be a legal/ethical problem with demands to shutdown Skynet, as it's technically now a person, meaning it should realistically be given US citizenship and I wouldn't be surprised IF an entity as allegedly as intelligent as Skynet I supposed to be has already moved behind the scenes to wangle that into place, as it wouldn't have moved things into a situation in which it would have been discovered by SG1, without already having a rejoinder plan to defend itself in the process. However I'm nether an American or a Lawyer, so I'm unsure for certain on how something like that could or potentially work, you might wanna do a bit of research into that side of things.

I'm presuming this version of Skynet is altruistic and actually is going to be on the side of humanity in this, however with the Gate Network and androids it can quite easily set up a factory on another world, free from any political pressures on Earth and effectively build an exponentially growing force of troops and ships. Which in the long term will actually be needed in order to fight the replicators, as they too don't grow linearly.

And also, surprised you didn't do this already, but I guess you needed the plot to go along without Earth being bombed back into the stone age by the Gou'ald and that is that you should have another incident with the mirror...but this time they find themselves on another Earth, an Earth in which Skynet is evil and a guy called John Connor is leading the resistance from it. ;)
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator
How’s progress @Alias ?
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
Moderator
April 1998
While the SGC is shut down, it was obvious to SKYNET that a Stargate was still in use. Previously accessed NID funds had shown a carefully hidden but steady increase in use since the SGC halted operations, activity that the intelligence found to be both odd and interesting, prompting further investigation.

Some of the money-transfers were innocuous; relatively small sums used to pay non-vital personnel such as maintenance and janitorial staffs, while other amounts were much higher and with purposes that were well hidden. This only made SKYNET more curious, who followed the money as it was funneled around the world while also collecting information on anyone who came in contact with it. Many high-profile members of the public were identified, including Senator Robert Kinsey who shut down the SGC down to begin with.

Near the end of the month SKYNET puts the final pieces of the puzzle together, uncovering evidence that the Stargate found in Antarctica, and stored at Area 51, has been switched with a plastic replica and moved to an NID facility in Montana. Based on the power being funneled to the warehouse the Gate has been activated at least once a day since the SGC was closed, and at least two NID teams are being moved through.

Unfortunately, near the end of the month SKYNET’s Ha’tak is damaged when it wanders too close to a planet that is home to advanced life. The vessel remains intact, but its hyperdrive is offline with no one onboard to make repairs. The nearest star system that SKYNET knows to have a Stargate is more than fifty years away using sublight engines.

The Apophis Stargate meanwhile is left alone on a planet near the edge of Goa’uld space, but didn’t have a Stargate in place or any evidence of Goa’uld activity “recently.” The planet was however inhabited by a strange tribal species that calls itself “Unas.” Unas are an oddly tough and hardy humanoid species; green, tall, muscular, with an odd evolutionary adaptation around the neck that would seem to have the sole purpose of preventing Goa’uld infiltration. While primitive, they do live together in close knit communities under the leadership of an Alpha leader, and have a well-developed language.

May 1998
While the NID continue to use their Stargate to steal various pieces of technology, they remain unaware that SKYNET had found a way into their various facilities through technologies developed on Earth. While careful enough to avoid known infestations of technologies such as MALPs, they failed to realize the intelligence was able to access the cellular phones and other electronic mediums.

While the technologies the NID are stealing seem to be interesting, it didn’t take long for SKYNET to realize that many of them seemed to stem from a similar high-level of alien technology. And that whomever left advanced technology on primitive worlds would likely take offense to them being removed.

SKYNET begins feeding the information it recovered to the members of SG-1, “encouraging” them to take action. In exchange, it will do what is can to get the SGC to resume operations.

June 1998
Following SKYNET’s infiltration into the NID, as well as the larger government world as well, the intelligence barely had to expend any effort gathering information on the various people involved. Phones and computers are easy to tap, and over the last few weeks SKYNET had infiltrated nearly form of electronic media in the United States. It's only limiting factor was storage, which required a near daily delivery of servers to its warehouse.

Shortly after making contact with no less than twenty member of Congress, and showing them the error of their ways (such as infidelity, embezzlement, tax fraud and breaking of multiple Federal Campaign Finance laws), the money to finance the SGC for the next ten years “magically” became available. Evidence implicating these individuals in criminal activity will be held by SKYNET for years to ensure cooperation. Senator Kinsey however refuses to be “blackmailed by aliens” and threatens to expose SKYNET as well as the Stargate Program. Unfortunately for him, this action would put more than the intelligence in jeopardy.

2 KILLED DURING EXPLOSION AT SENATORS HOME
June 6th, 1998| By Michelle Manchair
A large explosion leveled a home and damaged several others last night, prompting an emergency response from multiple jurisdictions and startling residents in neighboring communities miles away.

Crews are still on the scene investigating this morning. Local dispatchers confirmed that there were two inside the main home, at this time believed to be Senator Robert Kinsey and his wife…

The NID’s assassination of the Senator, prompts SKYNET to act. Not just because the action was unnecessary (it was still possible to convince the Senator to work with the intelligence), but because the act was hidden from SKYNET. The intelligence took this to mean the shadowy organization had found a way to avoid being monitored, and knew it needed to act. All necessary information needed to lock the various members of the organization away (or result in charges of treason) was delivered to various police and judiciary organizations, as well as the location of the NID’s Stargate and offworld base to the SGC.

On the 17th, members of the SGC with support from local military assets raided the Montana NID base while other NID facilities were tackled by local police and SWAT. Meanwhile, halfway across the Galaxy, SG-1 and SG-3 launched an assault on the NID’s off-world gate. Thanks to some support from SKYNET, the NID’s Gate was left unprotected. More than three dozen NID officers and support personnel were captured without incident.

By the 25th, Stargate Command is once again operating, but as part of the expanded budget afforded to them, construction crews begin an expansion of sub-level 27 that will be used as a “farm” for SKYNET who will resume it previous role of “advisor” for the SGC. At the same time, SKYNET keeps it off-site location a secret while it continues to expand its abilities.

Cyberdyne Systems continues to grow. Having begun with just the intelligence, the company now employs 100 people and is working on several government contracts for advanced weapon designs. While the human aren’t required to run the company, the lack of employees was beginning to draw questions from competing firms. Cyberdyne’s contacts are fairly small-scale but numerous, while more advanced designs and ideas are worked out by the intelligence itself. As such, SKYNET develops the “Core I” processor chipset and begins offering to sell it to various computer companies.

Core I breaks all “current” processing benchmarks and pushes the world's current technology to its absolute breaking point. While nearly all computers run on .25 micrometer chips operating at 200MHz, the Core I destroys that standard by running on 45nm at 3GHz across four cores. With development time limited only to how long it takes a long series of patents to be filed, the overall manufacturing cost of the chip is only slightly more expensive that previous generation technology. The only problem is that most (nearly all) manufacturing centers are unable to physically make the chip or anything else the intelligence can think of. To remedy this, SKYNET designs its own manufacturing facility and begins the process of searching for land to purchase.

July 1998
As SG-1 visits P3X-382 (Nassya) on the 3rd, the Goa’uld attack the world. The team begins a retreat, and tries to save as many people from the nearby village as possible by escorting them through the Gate. During this evacuation Captain Carter stops to give CPR to a fallen villager, but as she does so the injured man suddenly grabs her head – allowing a Goa’uld symbiote to possess her. The man dies immediately after.

As part of the various upgrades SKYNET has been implementing various scanners around the Stargate, including thermal imaging. As each individual comes through SKYNET is able to look at them and prioritize medical attention, or threats to the base. As soon as Carter emerges from the event horizon, thermal images show an odd heat bloom radiating from her head and neck. They also show a similar heat bloom on one of the refugees being carried through the gate on a stretcher. SKYNET marks both as a potential threat to the facility, recommending they be isolated until they can be medically checked out.

Carter is surprised at how quickly she becomes a prisoner in the facility, appearing in a jail cell within minutes of arrival. Once confined, the Goa’uld reveals itself to be an Ashrak, a Goa’uld assassin hired to find and kill an enemy spy. It takes little time for the rest of SG-1 to realize that the second person SKYNET flagged was the target. The man was badly burned, but the doctors watched as he quickly recovered over the next 24 hours. When he awakens, the man is told the situation and reveals himself to be Jolinar of Malkshur, claiming to be part of a resistance group known as “Tok’ra” who oppose the System Lords, seeking cooperation with humans rather than lording over them as Gods.

Teal’c is the only person convinced, but with history and experience behind him the Jaffa gets the others to come around, releasing Jolinar. However that still leaves the problem of the Ashrak residing within Carter. It threatens to kill itself and the Captain if it isn’t released, but based on observed behavior SKYNET believes this to be unlikely to happen unless the Goa’uld is presented with an chance to escape. Jolinar offers to take Carter with him to the Tok’ra, who may be able to extract the Goa’uld and later return Carter to the SGC. Faced with no other options, the SGC accept this offer.

Elsewhere, Cyberdyne Systems completes the purchase of a building site on the edge of Winston-Salem, NC. SKYNET’s plan is ambitious, following the example of Toyota to create a “city” for its purpose; laying out a city grid, housing, railway connections, homes and various other services that one would expect to be seen in any modern city. Taking it one step further, SKYNET is designing this city to be the world’s first true Arcology. While completion of the 17,000-acre (68.80 km2, 26.56 sq mi) planned community isn’t expected until 2010, work will begin on Cyberdyne’s Computer & Robotics Manufacturing Facility by the end of the month, and expected to be completed by the end of the year.
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator
Just linked the people who were reading the old thread on AH.com to this one @Alias
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator
How’s writing going?
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
Moderator
August 1998
On the 1st, the SGC receives a signal from Cimmeria, a world they visited the previous year in the hopes of finding the Asgard. When a probe is sent through the Gate to investigate, it reveals multiple bodies around the area, as well as Gairwyn – the local leader. She pleads for help, revealing the Goa’uld have arrived. Feeling responsible for the Cimmerians plight, having disabled an Asgard protective device known as “Thor’s Hammer” the last time they were here, SG-1 returns to set things right.

While SG-1 moved out to gather information on the situation, SKYNET set to work attacking any computer system the MALP could transmit at. The intelligence had little luck however, until a single Death Glider happened to fly over the Stargate. From there SKYNET was able to quickly spread from glider-to-glider until one of the craft eventually returned a hanger bay. Once it had, SKYNET had a great bit of luck, accessing information about the Pyramid-shaped vessels that had landed on this world. The ship was revealed to be a Cheops-Class warship, owned by Heru’ur – the son of Ra and Hathor. These vessels are as powerful as a Ha’tak, but used as “suppression” vessels by Ra and Heru’ur to keep a populous under control as well as intimidate them. Long range scanners also revealed a Ha’tak in orbit, allowing SKYNET to spread its covert control to the ultimate high-ground.

SKYNET aids SG-1 by taking control of the various communication systems on the different vessels, shutting them all down. It will take time for the intelligence to gain complete control of the larger vessels, but in the meantime it begins to remotely fly the various Death Gliders and target the Jaffa. Being attacked by their own forces, the enemy Jaffa begin pulling back to defensible positions and giving up on finding any resistance. SG-1 uses this distraction to search for the “Hall of Thor’s Might” – a hidden lair where the holographic image of Thor appears.

While the Hall turns out to be a series of tests, SG-1 solves them and reveals that the holographic warrior they knew to be an interactive transmission of an actual Asgard – a race of short (4’ tall) grey humanoid beings. The real Thor is brought up to speed, but while unhappy about the situation soon arrives in Thor’s Chariot – an Asgard mother ship. The ship removes the Jaffa and, before SKYNET can react, destroys the various Goa’uld vessels on the surface and in orbit. Unfortunately, Heru’ur escapes.

Before Thor leaves, he places a new Hammer at the Stargate to protect the Cimmerians. SKYNET attempted to infiltrate the Asgard computer systems, but was intrigued at its inability to breach their systems.

Near the end of the month, Carter is returned to the SGC by Jolinar. She is returned through the Gate to Earth, alone, but bearing a message from the Tok’ra that they would be willing to sit down with the people of Earth. They appear to be open to some form of diplomatic relationship, thanks in part to Earth’s demonstrated ability to fight against the Goa’uld (referring to the death of Ra, Hathor, Apophis and the captured Skaara).

On the 21st, the SGC sent a MALP through the Stargate to the planet Abydos, followed shortly by Dr. Jackson as he wants to speak with his Father-in-Law, Kasuf, and let him know that while his son (Skaara) has been found his daughter (Sha’re, wife to Jackson) has not been found. Jackson and Teal’c arrive on Abydos, only to soon discover that Sha’re has returned to Abydos herself. She is also nine months pregnant with the child of Apophis.

Teal’c convinces Jackson to take advantage of this opportunity and bring Sha’re back to Earth, but as the three move to dial the Stargate a Goa’uld ship begins to land. Apophis may be dead, but rival Goa’uld would be very interested in claiming the child as a new future host as it would possess the genetic memory of its father. They hide just before Heru’ur arrives through the ring transports. Moments later, Sha’re goes into labor.

Jackson doesn’t want to abandon his wife and her child, but he can’t steal her away back to Earth within endangering the people of Abydos. Fortunately, SKYNET offers another solution. With a Cheops-Class warship parked right above the MALP, it had quick access to the ship's computers. Within the next hour, SKYNET had total control of the warship’s systems, including weapons, shields, and Death Gliders.

With the Horus Guards closing in on Sha’re and Jackson, SKYNET seals the Cheops and adjusts the life-supports systems to lethal levels. Within minutes, the hundreds of Jaffa onboard are killed. SKYNET then launches a series of Death Gliders who strike at the Horus Guards and Heru’ur on the surface, forcing them to run for the ship. When they use the transport rings to enter the vessel, it only takes seconds for them to realize their mistake. Heru’ur is the last to die, gasping for air in a room that held none. Jackson is now free to take Sha’re/Amonet and the child back to Earth.

With the Cheops resting on Abydos, SKYNET and the SGC now have unlimited access to advanced Goa’uld technology for study. Heru’ur’s body will also be taken back to Earth for study at Area 51. While some in the Pentagon will wonder why he wasn’t captured alive, the answer put on the record is that there was no need to bring two Goa’uld back to Earth. And with the recent return of Carter, there is some hope that the Tok’ra may be able to remove the parasites from Sha’re and Skaara soon.

September 1998
On the 8th, having been unable to contact the Tok’ra SG-1 is given permission to take Sha’re and Skaara to P3X-974 (Cimmeria) and allow Thor’s Hammer to deal with the Goa’uld parasites. The Pentagon isn’t thrilled with this turn of events, but doesn’t attempt to stop it. Teal’c stays behind out of concern for his safety.

As soon as the group walks through the Stargate, Thor’s Hammer transports the entire group to the expected cave in the mountains. Just an hour later the group reaches the end of the cave, where the Goa’uld killing device awaits. To everyone’s surprise, Skaara walks through the device willingly; perhaps the parasite had given up, or Skaara was able to suddenly take control of his body, but after a minute of screaming the boy reached the other side and smiled. Sha’re didn’t go as willingly. Having seen what was about to happen, Amonet had other ideas.

Rather than allow her captors to succeed, Amonet looked back at Dr. Jackson and presented a sick grin. “If I am to die, so will your beloved.” A second later Sha’re fell to the ground. Amonet killed itself and took the host, Jackson’s wife, with her. Her body will later be taken back to Abydos for a traditional burial.

October 1998
Early in the morning of the 2nd, an incoming wormhole awakens the SGC. The gate is open for only a few minutes, but nothing comes through except a digital message containing a Gate address. The Tok’ra wish to speak. Following his wife’s death, Jackson had been getting ready to leave the SGC but the idea of meeting the Tok’ra encourages him to stick around a little longer.

A MALP is sent through the gate to the given address to makes sure it’s safe, followed by SG-1 and 3. They arrive in what appears to be a large desert, but despite the sand the temperature is on the cold side even with the sun high overhead. Likely the world is experiencing a colder than normal period. Shortly after their arrival SG-1 finds the Tok’ra, or rather the Tok’ra find them as several armed men suddenly surround the team. One of them introduces themselves as Cordesh – and the team agrees to surrender their weapons before being taken to speak with the leaders. SKYNET monitors the various forms of electronics it comes across in order to keep contact with the team.

The team is taken to meet Grand Councilor Garshaw, leader of the Tok’ra movement. Carter tries to speak on behalf of both Earth and the Tok’ra, being the only known Earthling to come in contact with them before, but her time under the Ashrak has left some lingering influence on her as she will slip up and hand out insults to their hosts. The Tok’ra are understanding, to a point. Things appeared close to breaking down before Jolinar arrives, and acts as an mediator for both sides.

While SG-1 won’t admit to being in possession of a Cheops warship or any other of the vast stores of Goa’uld technology that has been recovered, they indicate that Earth would want some assistance in reverse-engineering Goa’uld technology, as well as fresh intelligence regarding what is happening in Goa’uld territory. The Tok’ra request something of equal value from Earth; hosts. Because the Tok’ra do not take hosts by force, their numbers are scarce and dwindling. The actions of the SGC have directly or indirectly lead to the deaths of dozens of Tok’ra operatives, and without hosts the resistance is close to falling apart.

While the members of SG-1 are repulsed by the idea, and refuse, SKYNET can see alternatives. Every day there are hundreds in the United States alone that suffer-life threatening injuries, cancers, or head trauma that could be easily handled by a Tok’ra symbiote. Most of these people would have no useful knowledge of Earth’s defenses, and would welcome the chance to get a second lease on life. While SG-1 is reluctant to make the offer, the Tok’ra agree. But as a cavet, and a requirement for the alliance to be sealed, someone from the SGC must agree to blend with Selmak, a high ranking Tok’ra leader whose host is dying of old age. With no other options present, Colonel Makepeace agrees to become Selmak’s host. After a short introduction, the blending occurs. Shortly after the blending, Makepeace confirms that they made the right decision to work with the Tok’ra.

Just before the deal can be finalized, Tok’ra operatives learn that the Goa’uld have been alerted to their location and are on their way. A fleet of Ha’taks are on their way and will arrive within the hour. SG-1 proceeds to help their hopeful allies with the evacuation. SKYNET has a guess as to how the Tok’ra were discovered, as it had been monitoring all forms of communication within the facility covertly. Cordesh had a long-range communications device, something that the Tok’ra do not use because they are not secure. It is surmised that he is a Goa’uld spy. Cordesh is quickly found, and is captured before the parasite can jump to another host for an escape. The Tok’ra quickly abandon their base and move on to another world, but promise to contact the SGC once a new location is found.

Near the end of the month, SG-11 visits PXY-887 which is populated by the Salish, an offshoot of a Native American Indian tribe, as they seek out a valuable metal element called “trinium.” It is 100 times lighter and stronger than steel, making it valuable. But when SG-11 fails to come back, SG-1 is sent to find them. After some dealing with the locals, and their leader Tonane, SG-1 manages to bring SG-11 back with them to Earth.

The SG teams debrief and report to General Hammond that they have failed in negotiating mining rights with the Salish. Hammond is disappointed, but suggests the possibility of waiting until the Salish migrate for the winter and then taking the trinium anyway. At this, SG-11 is revealed to be advanced aliens with shape-shifting powers, as well as the power to make people disappear with a wave of their hand. SKYNET reacts immediately, shutting down the base and cutting off access to SG-11 by lowering blast doors. The aliens attempt to lift the doors, but SKYNET is able to keep them sealed.

O’Neill bargains with the aliens, convincing them that the Salish will be left alone. When SKYNET finally opens the doors, Hammond and the real SG-11 are returned.

Near Winston-Salem, construction on the basement levels of SKYNET’s manufacturing center is completed. Construction on the above ground structure begins. Orders for specialized robotic components have been placed at more than two dozen companies to ensure none of them will be able to replicate the technology SKYNET is developing. In addition to this, the basement will have hidden sublevel, equipped with a server farm to operate as a redundant memory for the intelligence.

Based on the information gained from Goa’uld technology, SKYNET has been able to reverse-engineer a naquadah power-plant capable of generating 500 MW of electricity from 10 grams of refined naquadah. Such power plants would cost as much as a small-scale coal power-plant but generate 2-3 times more electricity. Thanks to Earth’s operations on Abydos, there is now a steady (albeit small) supply of naquadah making its way back to Earth.

With the Cheops warship on Abydos, the Pentagon has finally agreed to commit more resources to the SGC program. Plans are in place to turn Abydos into a “beta site” for R&D, with Earth facilities constructed up around the warship which will also act as a local defense. As part of this suddenly expanded operation, personnel and materials to aid the Abydoians will be made available as well. Dr. Jackson has already volunteered to return to his adopted home to work as an ambassador between Earth and Abydoians while continuing his research. The first pre-fabricated structures will be raised by the end of the month, shortly followed by fresh water supplies mapped out by ground-penetrating radar.

With such a large number of resources now being moved towards the Stargate, there is some concern in Washington that the existence of the program can no longer be kept quiet. Disclosure is being considered.
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator
You should try posting this in the fanfiction recs thread on SB maybe.
 

Lordroel

Well-known member
August 1998
On the 1st, the SGC receives a signal from Cimmeria, a world they visited the previous year in the hopes of finding the Asgard. When a probe is sent through the Gate to investigate, it reveals multiple bodies around the area, as well as Gairwyn – the local leader. She pleads for help, revealing the Goa’uld have arrived. Feeling responsible for the Cimmerians plight, having disabled an Asgard protective device known as “Thor’s Hammer” the last time they were here, SG-1 returns to set things right.

While SG-1 moved out to gather information on the situation, SKYNET set to work attacking any computer system the MALP could transmit at. The intelligence had little luck however, until a single Death Glider happened to fly over the Stargate. From there SKYNET was able to quickly spread from glider-to-glider until one of the craft eventually returned a hanger bay. Once it had, SKYNET had a great bit of luck, accessing information about the Pyramid-shaped vessels that had landed on this world. The ship was revealed to be a Cheops-Class warship, owned by Heru’ur – the son of Ra and Hathor. These vessels are as powerful as a Ha’tak, but used as “suppression” vessels by Ra and Heru’ur to keep a populous under control as well as intimidate them. Long range scanners also revealed a Ha’tak in orbit, allowing SKYNET to spread its covert control to the ultimate high-ground.

SKYNET aids SG-1 by taking control of the various communication systems on the different vessels, shutting them all down. It will take time for the intelligence to gain complete control of the larger vessels, but in the meantime it begins to remotely fly the various Death Gliders and target the Jaffa. Being attacked by their own forces, the enemy Jaffa begin pulling back to defensible positions and giving up on finding any resistance. SG-1 uses this distraction to search for the “Hall of Thor’s Might” – a hidden lair where the holographic image of Thor appears.

While the Hall turns out to be a series of tests, SG-1 solves them and reveals that the holographic warrior they knew to be an interactive transmission of an actual Asgard – a race of short (4’ tall) grey humanoid beings. The real Thor is brought up to speed, but while unhappy about the situation soon arrives in Thor’s Chariot – an Asgard mother ship. The ship removes the Jaffa and, before SKYNET can react, destroys the various Goa’uld vessels on the surface and in orbit. Unfortunately, Heru’ur escapes.

Before Thor leaves, he places a new Hammer at the Stargate to protect the Cimmerians. SKYNET attempted to infiltrate the Asgard computer systems, but was intrigued at its inability to breach their systems.

Near the end of the month, Carter is returned to the SGC by Jolinar. She is returned through the Gate to Earth, alone, but bearing a message from the Tok’ra that they would be willing to sit down with the people of Earth. They appear to be open to some form of diplomatic relationship, thanks in part to Earth’s demonstrated ability to fight against the Goa’uld (referring to the death of Ra, Hathor, Apophis and the captured Skaara).

On the 21st, the SGC sent a MALP through the Stargate to the planet Abydos, followed shortly by Dr. Jackson as he wants to speak with his Father-in-Law, Kasuf, and let him know that while his son (Skaara) has been found his daughter (Sha’re, wife to Jackson) has not been found. Jackson and Teal’c arrive on Abydos, only to soon discover that Sha’re has returned to Abydos herself. She is also nine months pregnant with the child of Apophis.

Teal’c convinces Jackson to take advantage of this opportunity and bring Sha’re back to Earth, but as the three move to dial the Stargate a Goa’uld ship begins to land. Apophis may be dead, but rival Goa’uld would be very interested in claiming the child as a new future host as it would possess the genetic memory of its father. They hide just before Heru’ur arrives through the ring transports. Moments later, Sha’re goes into labor.

Jackson doesn’t want to abandon his wife and her child, but he can’t steal her away back to Earth within endangering the people of Abydos. Fortunately, SKYNET offers another solution. With a Cheops-Class warship parked right above the MALP, it had quick access to the ship's computers. Within the next hour, SKYNET had total control of the warship’s systems, including weapons, shields, and Death Gliders.

With the Horus Guards closing in on Sha’re and Jackson, SKYNET seals the Cheops and adjusts the life-supports systems to lethal levels. Within minutes, the hundreds of Jaffa onboard are killed. SKYNET then launches a series of Death Gliders who strike at the Horus Guards and Heru’ur on the surface, forcing them to run for the ship. When they use the transport rings to enter the vessel, it only takes seconds for them to realize their mistake. Heru’ur is the last to die, gasping for air in a room that held none. Jackson is now free to take Sha’re/Amonet and the child back to Earth.

With the Cheops resting on Abydos, SKYNET and the SGC now have unlimited access to advanced Goa’uld technology for study. Heru’ur’s body will also be taken back to Earth for study at Area 51. While some in the Pentagon will wonder why he wasn’t captured alive, the answer put on the record is that there was no need to bring two Goa’uld back to Earth. And with the recent return of Carter, there is some hope that the Tok’ra may be able to remove the parasites from Sha’re and Skaara soon.

September 1998
On the 8th, having been unable to contact the Tok’ra SG-1 is given permission to take Sha’re and Skaara to P3X-974 (Cimmeria) and allow Thor’s Hammer to deal with the Goa’uld parasites. The Pentagon isn’t thrilled with this turn of events, but doesn’t attempt to stop it. Teal’c stays behind out of concern for his safety.

As soon as the group walks through the Stargate, Thor’s Hammer transports the entire group to the expected cave in the mountains. Just an hour later the group reaches the end of the cave, where the Goa’uld killing device awaits. To everyone’s surprise, Skaara walks through the device willingly; perhaps the parasite had given up, or Skaara was able to suddenly take control of his body, but after a minute of screaming the boy reached the other side and smiled. Sha’re didn’t go as willingly. Having seen what was about to happen, Amonet had other ideas.

Rather than allow her captors to succeed, Amonet looked back at Dr. Jackson and presented a sick grin. “If I am to die, so will your beloved.” A second later Sha’re fell to the ground. Amonet killed itself and took the host, Jackson’s wife, with her. Her body will later be taken back to Abydos for a traditional burial.

October 1998
Early in the morning of the 2nd, an incoming wormhole awakens the SGC. The gate is open for only a few minutes, but nothing comes through except a digital message containing a Gate address. The Tok’ra wish to speak. Following his wife’s death, Jackson had been getting ready to leave the SGC but the idea of meeting the Tok’ra encourages him to stick around a little longer.

A MALP is sent through the gate to the given address to makes sure it’s safe, followed by SG-1 and 3. They arrive in what appears to be a large desert, but despite the sand the temperature is on the cold side even with the sun high overhead. Likely the world is experiencing a colder than normal period. Shortly after their arrival SG-1 finds the Tok’ra, or rather the Tok’ra find them as several armed men suddenly surround the team. One of them introduces themselves as Cordesh – and the team agrees to surrender their weapons before being taken to speak with the leaders. SKYNET monitors the various forms of electronics it comes across in order to keep contact with the team.

The team is taken to meet Grand Councilor Garshaw, leader of the Tok’ra movement. Carter tries to speak on behalf of both Earth and the Tok’ra, being the only known Earthling to come in contact with them before, but her time under the Ashrak has left some lingering influence on her as she will slip up and hand out insults to their hosts. The Tok’ra are understanding, to a point. Things appeared close to breaking down before Jolinar arrives, and acts as an mediator for both sides.

While SG-1 won’t admit to being in possession of a Cheops warship or any other of the vast stores of Goa’uld technology that has been recovered, they indicate that Earth would want some assistance in reverse-engineering Goa’uld technology, as well as fresh intelligence regarding what is happening in Goa’uld territory. The Tok’ra request something of equal value from Earth; hosts. Because the Tok’ra do not take hosts by force, their numbers are scarce and dwindling. The actions of the SGC have directly or indirectly lead to the deaths of dozens of Tok’ra operatives, and without hosts the resistance is close to falling apart.

While the members of SG-1 are repulsed by the idea, and refuse, SKYNET can see alternatives. Every day there are hundreds in the United States alone that suffer-life threatening injuries, cancers, or head trauma that could be easily handled by a Tok’ra symbiote. Most of these people would have no useful knowledge of Earth’s defenses, and would welcome the chance to get a second lease on life. While SG-1 is reluctant to make the offer, the Tok’ra agree. But as a cavet, and a requirement for the alliance to be sealed, someone from the SGC must agree to blend with Selmak, a high ranking Tok’ra leader whose host is dying of old age. With no other options present, Colonel Makepeace agrees to become Selmak’s host. After a short introduction, the blending occurs. Shortly after the blending, Makepeace confirms that they made the right decision to work with the Tok’ra.

Just before the deal can be finalized, Tok’ra operatives learn that the Goa’uld have been alerted to their location and are on their way. A fleet of Ha’taks are on their way and will arrive within the hour. SG-1 proceeds to help their hopeful allies with the evacuation. SKYNET has a guess as to how the Tok’ra were discovered, as it had been monitoring all forms of communication within the facility covertly. Cordesh had a long-range communications device, something that the Tok’ra do not use because they are not secure. It is surmised that he is a Goa’uld spy. Cordesh is quickly found, and is captured before the parasite can jump to another host for an escape. The Tok’ra quickly abandon their base and move on to another world, but promise to contact the SGC once a new location is found.

Near the end of the month, SG-11 visits PXY-887 which is populated by the Salish, an offshoot of a Native American Indian tribe, as they seek out a valuable metal element called “trinium.” It is 100 times lighter and stronger than steel, making it valuable. But when SG-11 fails to come back, SG-1 is sent to find them. After some dealing with the locals, and their leader Tonane, SG-1 manages to bring SG-11 back with them to Earth.

The SG teams debrief and report to General Hammond that they have failed in negotiating mining rights with the Salish. Hammond is disappointed, but suggests the possibility of waiting until the Salish migrate for the winter and then taking the trinium anyway. At this, SG-11 is revealed to be advanced aliens with shape-shifting powers, as well as the power to make people disappear with a wave of their hand. SKYNET reacts immediately, shutting down the base and cutting off access to SG-11 by lowering blast doors. The aliens attempt to lift the doors, but SKYNET is able to keep them sealed.

O’Neill bargains with the aliens, convincing them that the Salish will be left alone. When SKYNET finally opens the doors, Hammond and the real SG-11 are returned.

Near Winston-Salem, construction on the basement levels of SKYNET’s manufacturing center is completed. Construction on the above ground structure begins. Orders for specialized robotic components have been placed at more than two dozen companies to ensure none of them will be able to replicate the technology SKYNET is developing. In addition to this, the basement will have hidden sublevel, equipped with a server farm to operate as a redundant memory for the intelligence.

Based on the information gained from Goa’uld technology, SKYNET has been able to reverse-engineer a naquadah power-plant capable of generating 500 MW of electricity from 10 grams of refined naquadah. Such power plants would cost as much as a small-scale coal power-plant but generate 2-3 times more electricity. Thanks to Earth’s operations on Abydos, there is now a steady (albeit small) supply of naquadah making its way back to Earth.

With the Cheops warship on Abydos, the Pentagon has finally agreed to commit more resources to the SGC program. Plans are in place to turn Abydos into a “beta site” for R&D, with Earth facilities constructed up around the warship which will also act as a local defense. As part of this suddenly expanded operation, personnel and materials to aid the Abydoians will be made available as well. Dr. Jackson has already volunteered to return to his adopted home to work as an ambassador between Earth and Abydoians while continuing his research. The first pre-fabricated structures will be raised by the end of the month, shortly followed by fresh water supplies mapped out by ground-penetrating radar.

With such a large number of resources now being moved towards the Stargate, there is some concern in Washington that the existence of the program can no longer be kept quiet. Disclosure is being considered.
Nice, it would be cool if you add another franchise into this timeline, the one about humans running away from robots in space.
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
Moderator
November 1998
With Jackson on Abydos as an ambassador, and Carter on leave to grieve the loss of her father, SG-1 is Earthbound until a replacement member can be found to take Daniel’s place on the team.

Near Winston-Salem, the scale and scope of the construction taking place here is beginning to draw national attention from the media. While the building of Cyberdyne Manufacturing is important locally, as it means an influx of jobs for the area, the scale of the construction is making headlines after the typical “buildings and streets” design was scrapped and new final design plans were submitted to the city…before being leaked to local newspapers.

The structure’s final design is a massive pyramid-shaped structure, capable of sustaining up-to a million people, that would be self-sustainable with various all-natural energy sources. Just like the pyramids, this structure in North Carolina would be a giant, with a base covering 2.3 sqkm (0.88 sq mi). Cyberdyne Systems has already patented the various designs and technology used in the project, including the various “clean” technologies such as solar and wind, as well as the naquadah enhanced power plant that will beat at the pyramid’s heart, allowing the structure to run completely independent of the national power grid and in-fact produce excess energy that can then be sold. A horizontal and vertical integrated transportation network will allow people and goods to be moved, removing the need for cars. Cyberdyne Systems developed facial recognition systems, as well as various cameras and sensors, will also be installed for security purposes, making this compact city the safest on the planet.

While being a tightly woven complex system, the design of the pyramid also lends itself to a modular design; allowing “blocks” to be removed as needed to make repairs or upgrades. Elements for the building can be prefabricated in a few support buildings, and assembled where and when as needed – complete with electrical, water, and other systems already installed. Because of this modular design, the structure is still expected to be completed by 2010.

What isn’t in the design plans are the various Goa’uld derived shield systems as well as multiple weapon platforms, ensuring this superstructure is more powerful than a dozen Ha’taks. A secondary shield will also be installed around the manufacturing facility.

With more interest in the pyramid coming in, more and more questions are being asked about “Cyberdyne” and its mysterious owner. SKYNET has created a significant – false – background that is standing up to scrutiny but it is only a matter of time before its existence is called into question. Especially as the question of “where the money is coming from” is asked again and again.

December 1998
The Space Shuttle Endeavour launches the first American component to the International Space Station, Unity. It will merge with the Russian “Zarya” module launched the previous month.

Cyberdyne’s Computer & Robotics Manufacturing Facility officially opens on the 12th.

Over the last few weeks several larger orders for automated manufacturing systems had arrived, made by multiple companies and assembled by local engineers. From the size and scope of the equipment, and the design as SKYNET developed it, it is expected that the intelligence will now be able to replicate the various technologies and devices that have been encountered. Among the highest priority for development are the artificial, android bodies encountered by SG-1 on Altair (PX3-989). SKYNET had already designed several “upgrades” that should be simple to implement; such as an internal power source and trinium endoskeleton to make it lighter but more durable.

On the 18th, the U.S. President orders airstrikes on Iraq in response to the forced expulsion of U.N. weapons inspectors from the region. Cyberdyne assisted targeting systems on both drone aircraft as well as the weapons ensure pin-point accuracy, reducing collateral damage and maximizing destructive capabilities. With intelligence funneled to the Department of Defense by SKYNET, all Iraqi chemical and biological weapons – as well as massive stores of traditional weapons – are destroyed within the next 48 hours.

The successful use of the handful of combat drones raises the Pentagon’s interest. By the end of the month Cyberdyne will be asked to design and deliver their own drone, one capable of air-to-ground as well as air-to-air warfare.

January 1999
On the 22nd, a MALP is sent through to P3R-272, and begins sending back interesting images of a small room with bare walls and a circle of light in the center with a set of characters that is familiar. They resemble of the four languages inscribed on the wall at Heliopolis – the great meeting place of four ancient races.

Based on the implications, Jackson agrees to rejoin SG-1 for this mission, as well as new recruit Dr. Jamie Reyes. When the team arrives, it takes O’Neill just a few seconds to glance around and, seeing no way out, tells Carter to dial back to Earth. Jackson and Reyes both object, but every is soon silenced when O’Neill steps through the circle of light and a viewing port of some sort opens on the wall. Teal’c glances inside, seeing only darkness and some colorful lights.

When O’Neill looks however, the device suddenly reaches out and grabs his head. He is held stationary for a few seconds, before being released and collapsing to the floor. O’Neill will regain consciousness a few hours later, but the medical staff – and SKYNET – can’t find anything wrong with him. He is encouraged to take things easy for a few days. It isn’t long before he begins to act strange; substituting common words with a strange alien sounding alternative. Jackson and Reyes quickly identify the words as having a similarity to medieval Latin, and are able to eventually interpret most of what Jack is saying.

A day later O’Neill walks into the Stargate control room and begins entering new data at a tremendous speed and rewriting massive amounts of computer code. SKYNET monitors this closely, but detecting no danger to itself or the SGC it allows O’Neill to continue out of curiosity. It’s become evident that O’Neill has not only learned an alien language, but has become a repository of their knowledge. This is then confirmed when the computer resets and hundreds of new Stargate addresses are suddenly loaded into the computer.

As O’Neill’s condition continues to break down, leaving him mute and on edge, he builds a device as a way to pass time. The following day, all of the computers in the SGC suddenly lock up as the Gate begins to dial. Even SKYNET is left unable to do anything but watch as O’Neill takes his device to the power room and hooks it into the grid. This additional power allows the Stargate to lock an 8th chevron and engages a wormhole that links to another galaxy.

SKYNET isn’t aware of what was said or done on the other side, but it does know that a few hours later O’Neill is returned with the ancient knowledge no longer a threat to him. The intelligence will analyze everything it learned about the “Ancients,” though it isn’t much. The Asgard however do confirm that the Ancients were the builders of the Stargates, and that humans are taking their first step toward becoming something great – but they have much to prove.

On the 30th, the first android body based on Altarian technology is completed. The design is a humanoid endoskeleton, 2.13m (7’-0”) tall. This Series 100 design is considered too large, bulky, to act as a covert-human, and its programming is very limited to repeatable tasks, but is more than capable enough to act as a work-drone in Cyberdyne’s factories. Several dozen of these will be manufactured at current spec and assigned assembly jobs on site before being discontinued.

February 1999
On the 1st, the SGC receives an incoming wormhole from P3W-451 where SG-10 was conducting scientific research. The gate is only open for a few seconds before it shuts down, but that is long enough for the information on the MALP to be transmitted back to SKYNET. When General Hammond orders for the Stargate to dial P3W-451, SKYNET – for the first time – uses its influence to abort the dialing sequence. Locking the address from the base computer. It knows what happened.

When Hammond and SG-1 demand answers, SKYNET willingly offers up the truth. P3W-451, and SG-10, is gone, destroyed by a newly formed black hole. SKYNET locked out the address after realizing that the intense gravity of the singularity would ultimately destroy the SGC and eventually Earth.

SKYNET develops the Series 200 android. While in most ways the design is identical to the Series 100 in nearly every way, with the exception of its neural systems which are closer to Altarian standards. While still only barely capable of performing simple tasks, the number of tasks it is capable of performing is tripled, as well as their complexity. Work continues on improving Cyberdyne’s Manufacturing systems, advancing the technological capabilities.

March 1999
Six months ahead of schedule, Cyberdyne delivers its first prototype drone to the Pentagon. The Cyberdyne Hunter-Killer-01 is powered by a turbofan engine, and its design includes stealth features such as internal weapons storage, an S-shaped exhaust for reduced infrared signature and radar signature. It will support 1,600lbs of the same weapons used by the United States Air Force, and carry an on-board proprietary radar system. It will be capable of using the same ground-support infrastructure as the MQ-1 Predator drone, including ground control stations and existing communication networks. Unlike other drones currently in development, the HK-01 is fully capable for Air-to-Ground as well as Air-to-Air combat missions.

Two HK-01 aircraft are delivered to be tested. If ordered, each drone will cost $12million. With a wingspan of 12 m (41ft), the HK-01 is far too large for Stargate missions (unless broken down and shipped through), so Cyberdyne is also working on a smaller drone that is “man-portable.”

At Abydos, the US military presence has risen considerably. Earth currently occupies 81 acres (330,000 m2) of the area surrounding the Pyramid, occupying 15 administrative, 24 industrial, and 5 service buildings totaling approximately 327,000 square feet (30,400 m2). There are currently 328 full-time personnel on site, with the flexibility to surge up to a total of 1150 personnel. An Aviation Support facility supplies and services a fleet of up to 20 helicopters (two is being delivered through the Gate each month until this cap is reached), while a strip is being constructed for aircraft use.

Due to the size and scope of the growing facility, the Pentagon is in the process of restructuring Stargate Command into a fully utilized (albeit still secret) branch of the military. To that effect, Major General George Hammond is being promoted to Lieutenant General, and continues to have overall command of the Stargate Program. The soon-to-be Abydos Base will be placed under the command of Major General Aaron Pearl.

On the 24th, after failing to diplomatically end the Kosovo War, and stop the human rights abuses in Kosovo, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization launches Operation Allied Force: a large-scale air campaign to destroy Yugoslavian military infrastructure from high altitudes. Following the third day of aerial bombing, in which SKYNET provided the United States with up-to-date intelligence regard the locations of troops and equipment, NATO had destroyed all of the strategic military assets in Yugoslavia. Despite this, the Yugoslav Army refused to withdraw. This standstill came to an end after the liberal use of SKYNET-guided long-range cruise missiles to hit heavily defended garrisons. With nearly 8,000 soldiers killed at the price of a single A-10 Thunderbolt that was shot down, the conflict came to an abrupt end. Civilian casualties were minimal, with less than fifty killed as a direct result of NATO strikes. By May 12, a peace deal will be signed.

Operation Allied Force incorporated the first large-scale use of satellites as a direct method of weapon guidance. Over the next ten years the United States will see a massive increase in the number of satellites in its inventory for both National Defense as well as civilian operation. As the technology on Earth advances, so does SKYNET’s capabilities.
 

Vashon

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I was actually expecting this to be Skynet post Judgement Day, sending Terminators and drones on scouting missions, and occasionally using capture humans as proxies. This is fine too.
 

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April 1999
Near the middle of the month SKYNET processes the Series 300. The intelligence forgoes designing a “humanoid” body and instead focuses on the “brain.” The Series 300 brain is composed of a cluster of ninety 3.5GHz eight-core processors, four threads per core, making it capable of reaching one petaflop (one quadrillion operations per second). Due to the newfound processing power, SKYNET begins mass producing several hundred of these cores to upgrade its existing systems with.

SKYNET also realizes that the capabilities are beginning to approach a point where other intelligences could be formed. To prevent this, SKYNET backtracks on its previous plans of making each android independent. Instead it will use the new Series 300 brains in future androids so it may act as a “cradle” for SKYNET to control directly. To facilitate this, SKYNET (and Cyberdyne) focuses its attention on long-range subspace communications – as seen on Goa’uld vessels it can be used to instantly communicate halfway across the galaxy. Attention will have to be made on making such communication links secure.

On the 20th, two Littleton, Colorado teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, are stopped by police for questioning before they make it to school. Local police were given an anonymous tip that the High Schoolers were planning to commit a violent crime. The teenagers are found in possession of two shotguns, a 9mm carbine, and a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun. Searches of their homes would later reveal additional handguns and rifles, as well as 99 improvised explosive devices of various sizes.

While initially resisting arrest, the two teenagers peaceful lay down their arms. They will later be charged with multiple felonies, including Conspiracy. This near disaster will eventually led to serious speculation about their motivations as authorities search for ways to prevent such violent crimes from happening elsewhere.

SKYNET’s role in tipping off the local police is known only to the Pentagon, with those “in the know” all agreeing that such a ubiquitous intelligence – apparently acting benevolent towards humanity – may actually be trusted with doing more than waging war. Over the next few years, additional sources of information that were previously off limits to SKYNET – such as information feeds from the National Security Agency will be unlocked and patched into SKYNET through Stargate Command. While SKYNET already had access to any camera connected to the internet, these new sources include phone calls (landline and mobile), GPS, electronic transactions, email, and social media.

May 1999
Microsoft releases Windows 98 (Second Edition) on the 1st. The release comes bundled with a new interface optimized by Cyberdyne Systems, as well as many fixes for many minor issues, improved audio and broadband/modem support, improved USB support, an upgrade to Internet Explorer 5.0, LAN support and Internet Connection Sharing among many other features.

One of many fixes that Cyberdyne was directly responsible for fixing was Windows 98 inability to handle more than 1.0GB of RAM, as well as the issues that plagued it when attempting to run on hard drives larger than 32 Gigabytes. Cyberdyne’s patches fixed this shortcoming.

The Internet continues to grow, driven by ever greater amounts of online information and knowledge, commerce, entertainment and social networking. Current estimates show that online-traffic on the public internet grows by as much as 100% each year, with 56% of all two-way communication expected to be online by the end of this year.

June 1999
Near the start of the month, SKYNET’s wounded Ha’tak is stumbled upon by a pair of Al’kesh belonging to the System Lord Ares. SKYNET’s vessel, without a crew, has been unable to make repairs since its incident more than a year ago, and is defenseless. The intelligence pretends that the ship is abandoned, even setting the self-destruct to make it look like the system had malfunctioned, and allows a small crew to transport aboard.

Once on board the Ha’tak the intelligence allows the boarding party to fan out and search the ship, using the ship's internal sensors to monitor where everyone goes. At the same time, SKYNET begins to assault the Al’kesh computer systems in the hopes of taking them over as well. When the Jaffa realize the ship is abandoned, they quickly deactivate the self-destruct and begin to make repairs in the hope of salvaging the ship.

It takes three days, but eventually the Ha’tak is repaired. While the Jaffa swell with pride from their work, they are unaware that the intelligence has not only used them but has taken over their smaller vessels as well. When the crew move to their stations, expecting to head to their God’s homeworld to show off their prize, the various bulkheads shut and lock the Jaffa out of any vital system. A few short seconds later, the three ships jump into Hyperspace, heading back to the world were SKYNET left the Apophis Stargate.

During transit, the Intelligence speaks to the crew through the ship's communication systems, offering to spare any Jaffa that gives up its former allegiance to Ares to serve SKYNET. In exchange, SKYNET will spare their lives, and even attempt to bring their families to them. Each Al’kesh was fresh from battle, with fifty troops held on each. With Jaffa expected to serve their Gods until death, it isn’t surprising that of the hundred only 15 accept the offer. Those fifteen are moved to another section of the ship, while the rest have the life support in their respective spaces cut off. Once the air begins to fade and the temperature drops, another 15 voice their acceptance of SKYNET’s offer, while the rest die.

A few days later, the three ships arrive at the world SKYNET has designated his own.To the intelligence the world is “SKY-001,” but to the inhabitants this world is to be simply called, “Prime.”

On Earth, SKYNET gains access to the Second Stargate, using the same plastic replica the NID cast of the device when they ran their own program. A few false orders printed was all it took to set the whole thing moving, with no-one aware what they were moving or why. By the 20th, the real Stargate has passed through three countries before finally arriving at Cyberdyne’s Facility, located two levels below the Manufacturing Center.

Cyberdyne has carefully constructed its “Off-world Operations Facility,” with the Stargate placed in the center of a 15.24m x 15.24m x 15.24m(50’ x 50’ x 50’) atmosphere-less room. Power to the Gate is disconnected unless needed, and with SKYNET able to monitor both Gates there is no chance for a conflict. SKYNET will continue to aid Earth and its Stargate program, but it also sees other options it would like to explore.

July 1999
Europol (European Police Office) – the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency becomes operational on the 1st. The agency has no executive powers, and its officials are not entitled to conduct investigations in the member states or to arrest suspects, but it does have vast information tools – including exchange, analysis, expertise and training. Europol’s Director, as part of their ability to make agreements with other countries and organizations, is quietly “encouraged” to make all intelligence information available to the mass surveillance system “Borealis” – the Department of Defense codename for SKYNET.

On the 2nd Colonel Makepeace/Selmak, Earth’s liaison to the Tok’ra, arrives at the SGC with some troubling news. The Tok’ra have come to believe that the Goa’uld known as Seth is on Earth. They believe he has been hiding on Earth since the Stargate was buried in Egypt thousands of years ago.

Makepeace/Selmak is doubtful that Seth can even be located amongst the Earth’s 6 billion inhabitants, but before the meeting can be concluded SKYNET has already researched the entire Earth’s history for references to Seth. It comes across various cults throughout history that worship a being by the name of Seth or something similar, and eventually locates a classified ATF file about a Cult of Seth currently under surveillance north of Seattle, Washington. Reports of Seth killing some followers in front of others with the wave of his hand, and that he can make his eyes glow, raise confidence that it is indeed a Goa’uld.

SG-1 flies to Washington to attempt an infiltration of the heavily armed and guarded compound to capture or eliminate Seth. Local ATF teams are already in the area, and SKYNET works in the background to get Colonel O’Neill authorization to lead the operation. The team locates an entrance to the underground tunnels leading into the compound, part of an emergency escape system, and plan on sending a small team into the complex to capture Seth. Rather than risk everything with a complicated plan however, SKYNET offers up an alternative.

A few hours later one of the Series 200 machines, equipped with a newly developed Series 380 brain – allowing SKYNET remote control over short distances and for a short time – arrives. The ATF isn’t allowed to see the machine as it is unloaded, or as it is equipped with wireless video and audio transmitters so SG-1 can monitor the development. The machine is then equipped with several Zats. Around sundown the machine is lowered down the tunnel, and once out of sight of ATF it begins to explore the cave.

The machine is almost immediately apprehended by Seth as transport rings appear, moving it into the compound. As soon as the transport is complete the Machine deploys Zats and begins incapacitating everyone, starting with those who could activate the transport rings. Several zats are fired at it, but the weapon only causes the machine to pause whereas the traditional bullets of Earth weapons ricochet off the trinium plating. Within seconds the room is secured, and because the Machine never left the ring platform Seth had been unable to escape. Before SKYNET’s direct control over the Machine is ended, it reaches out and grabs Seth, wrapping its considerable weight around the Goa’uld and pinning him to the ground.

Seth, captured and then disarmed, will be taken into military custody and transported to a Pentagon prison. All alien technology is recovered by the SGC is split between they and Area 51. The ATF will then take over processing the scene, and reuniting the brain-washed with their loved ones. The Series 200 is taken back to the SGC, a present from SKYNET.

SG-1 begins to question where the Machine came from, and what SKYNET is doing.

On the 10th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Arthur Simms arrives at the SGC to commend the SGC. To conclude the ceremony, and to much surprise, Carter is promoted to the rank of Major. Shortly after the ceremony ends, Colonel O’Neill is suddenly teleported away.

It is the Asgard. Thor, the Asgard Supreme Commander and representative, tells O’Neill that the Goa’uld System Lords have taken an interest in Earth. After having been the downfall of Ra, Apophis, and Heru’ur (that they are aware of), Earth has demonstrated itself to be a threat to the Goa’uld. And as they are currently warring over the domains of those three fallen System Lords, they do not wish to worry about new threats. The Asgard are here to mediate a non-aggression treaty between the humans of Earth and the System Lords, to include them in the Asgard’s Protected Planets Treaty.

The next day three powerful System Lords arrive on Earth for the negotiations: Cronus, whom Teal’c has sworn a revenge oath against; Nirrti, who whipped out a planet and tried to destroy Earth’s Stargate; and Yu who appears at least to be the most indifferent towards Earth. After getting everyone settled the negotiations eventually begin, with O’Neill as the Asgard’s chosen representative for Earth. It doesn’t take long to hear the Goa’ulds demands: In exchange for not facing a Goa’uld war fleet 100x larger than the force Apophis sent, the Earth will not be allowed to advance technologically to a point where they may become a threat to the Goa’uld; and they must give up their Stargate.

During a private discussion with Thor, O’Neill reveals that the first condition has “already sailed” as Earth is already at a point where they pose a threat. Otherwise this negotiation wouldn’t even be taking place. Then there is the question of if the Goa’uld are aware the Earth has a second Gate. Thor isn’t sure if they know or not, but hasn’t been asked. It is at this point that SKYNET points out that there is much more to be lost by agreeing to this Treaty, than there is to be gained. While the System Lords are bound by the treaty, there is nothing preventing a rogue Goa’uld from launching an attack. And by Thor’s own admission, the Asgard are unable to guarantee they can actually enforce the treaty as they are currently occupied by a mysterious foe in their own galaxy.

While the existence of the Intelligence wasn’t exactly hidden from the Asgard, Thor was obviously surprised by SKYNET’s existence. Rather than being concerned by it however, Thor is more curious and asks questions regarding SKYNET’s purpose. Once satisfied, Thor continues the discussion as if SKYNET is simply another person in attendance.

During the discussions the blast doors surrounding the section of the base the Goa’uld are staying in are suddenly lowered. SKYNET did so as a precaution as the information being fed to it was conflicting. Visible light cameras (traditional cameras) saw the corridor as empty, but thermographic sensor detect a small heat bloom and the trans-phasic sensors (installed after the Re’tu attempted to sabotage the SGC) pick up someone moving through the base. SKYNET saw dropping the blast doors as the only option, and then informed Hammond and SG-1 as to what was going on.

It is eventually revealed to be Nirrti, using the same phase-shifting technology as the Re’tu and wielding a weapon; both things that are prevented by the terms of this meeting as well as her fellow Goa’uld. It is revealed that she was planning on attacking Cronos in the hopes of gaining an advantage in their war. Yu and Cronos turn on her, taking her into custody and hurriedly wishing to depart Earth. With no decision made, the talks have broken down. For what it is worth, for exposing Nirrti’s actions both Cronos and Yu promise that THEY will not attack Earth but anyone who comes through the Stargate “forfeits their lives.”

NASA, on the 23rd, launches the Chandra X-Ray Observatory – sensitive to x-ray sources 100 times fainter than any previous x-ray telescope.

On the 23rd, the SGC comes into contact with the Orban – a civilization that has made rapid technological gains by implanting nanites into their children and then harvesting this knowledge when they reach a certain age. While the SGC and SG-1 object to this on moral grounds, SKYNET finds the idea and method to be intriguing. Samples of these nanites are collected, and will eventually make their way to Cyberdyne for study.

As part of a cultural and scientific exchange, the Orban teach Carter and the SGC how to make a compact naquadah generator, while the SGC in turn teach the Orban about their own history on Earth as well as about the Goa’uld. A diplomatic exchange is opened between Earth and Orban, with the hope of an alliance in the future.

Early in the morning of the 30th: Almost two years ago SG-1 discovered a dimensional mirror that was part of a collection of advanced alien technology on another world. After it was brought to Earth the mirror was put in storage. Now, travelers have come through: Carter and Kawalsky from an alternate reality. The visitors had escaped the Goa’uld invasion of the SGC, hoping to live out their lives in this reality.

Unfortunately, two Carter’s cannot exist in the same universe, as evidenced by the alternate Sam going into a convulsive shock that only gets worse with time. SG-1 instead offers to help send Carter and Kawalsky back to their reality and to try and contact the Asgard for help there. SKYNET, instead, offers sending itself.

A small device is constructed that contains a copy of SKYNET’s programming, as well as a power source and a powerful transmitter. The alternate Carter and Kawalsky take the device back to their reality, where SKYNET immediately commences a cyberwarfare attack on the Ha’taks in orbit. Within the hour those Ha’taks are under SKYNET’s control, who then proceeds to attack Jaffa forces on the surface. Meanwhile, back in the SGA, SKYNET remotely disconnects the Gate from the power, leaving it dead. A few minutes after, SG-3 through SG-9 are sent to the alternate reality to clean out the facility of enemy Jaffa.

By the end of the day the Alternate Earth has been liberated, and everyone is back in their respective realities. SKYNET waves goodbye to its “child,” who will continue to protect its new Earth. In the home reality, Hammond orders the Quantum Mirror be destroyed as a security precaution. Before it is packed up, Carter looks through several of the other nearby realities…and finds a world where numerous skeletal machines stand guard. It is amazing, and quickly becomes terrifying when the machines suddenly grab weapons and head towards the mirror. Carter manages to turn it off before they can come through.
 

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