Memory Facet


A memory facet is a length of crystal about the size of a human thumb that’s adorned at one end by a metal cap fitted with prongs and plugs. The crystal’s interior contains sparkling veins of glittering light. A memory facet is a high-capacity storage device capable of containing a staggering amount of programming – these devices were rare and difficult to craft, and primarily used for one purpose: storing and transporting the staggeringly complex code required to program and enhance artificial intelligences. To use a memory facet, one needes simply to insert the crystal’s connectors into an appropriate slot in an AI’s core processor or a robot under the AI’s control. A core processor or robot canhold as many memory facets as it has available slots, but at any one time, an AI can benefit from a maximum number of memory facets equal to its CR divided by 4 (minimum 1). The AI can gain the benefits of memory facets installed in any of the robots and processors it controls – where a memory facet is installed makes little difference, but most AIs prefer to keep their memory facets installed in their most secure locations.

Each memory facet contains a unique combination of emotions, knowledge, traits, and personality quirks designed to enhance and bolster an artificial intelligence’s capabilities. In rare cases, destructive memory facets were reated – items intended to disable or damage an AI in case of emergencies. An AI immediately ganes all of the advantages (and any disadvantages) associated with a particular memory facet as soon as it is installed. Memory facets can change an AI’s personality or even its alignment. An AI can try to resist having a memory facet added to its code by a will save. If the AI is successful, the memory facet ceases functioning for 1d4 rounds, and must be extracted and reinstalled to make a second attempt to change the AI’s code.

Inhibitor Facet: An inhibitor facet is unusual among memory facets in that it isn’t intended to augment an AI at all, but rather to hinder and impair its functionality.


Memory Facet

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