Ask A Cephalon

Cephalons come in all shapes and sizes. Some assist their Operators in navigation and the maintenance of complex tools, while others are more curious beings, spreading vast networks across the Solar System in the pursuit of knowledge. Cephalon Cordylon's task is much simpler.

It is Cordylon's responsibility to sort and file knowledge obtained by the Lotus. Although the acquisition of such data occupies most of the AI's time, there are moments where Cordylon can be inclined to share the fruits of its labor with others. On those rare occasions, its massive databanks open and offer those deemed worthy insight.

Most of the time, Tenno just ask for Mods.

But! Every now and then some approach Cephalon Cordylon with questions that only a being of such vast intellect could answer. These are the responses:


MorteTacere asks: How do you respond to allegations that you and Suda are quote, “robot dating”?

First, I would ask that if Tenno are going to spread rumors they at least use correct terminology. Neither I nor Cephalon Suda are robots. We are complex artificial beings, not some ghastly automaton.

To the question -- Suda's visual pattern has remarkable geometric symmetry, but any symbiotic relationship more complex than the mutual cooperation of data acquisition would not last. We are, as the Corpus say, 'too career oriented' to pursue further engagement.

Cyborg-Rox: May I ask why Cephalons are so obsessed with 3-dimensional squares, and sometimes form hexagons with said squares? Is geometry at such a basic level really that intriguing?

Most operators prefer to have a visual representation to speak with, and as Cephalons have no tangible presence what you see is only an interpretation of my being. When tasked with creating an appropriate form to define oneself, would you not select something that inspires you?

The creation of basic geometric shapes was once the scientific landmark of technological progress. As our science continues to advance, a reminder of brilliance in simplicity is what one would call 'humbling'.

I can only hope my choice in visual aesthetic inspires similar humility.

ArtificialInsanity asks: When you build something in the Foundry, where do -those- credits go? To Ordis? What the heck is he buying behind my back?

Tenno, if left unattended, might spend the majority of their earned resources constructing new weaponry instead of managing "less essential" tasks, such as LIFE SUPPORT. While I cannot speak for Cephalon Ordis, it is conceivable that Ordis allocates acquired credits to managing other trivial areas unrelated to slaughter, such as Liset fuel cells, breathable atmosphere, etc.

I can assure you with absolute certainty that Ordis doesn't not contribute a portion of those funds into a probability pool weighed against your odds of survival.

Blakrana asks: Do you dream?

Sleep is only required for organic beings of lesser constitution, and my assigned task requires continued operation that would be hindered by such activity. I do not sleep, therefore I cannot dream.

Only once were my processes shut down entirely, and I can say the experience was less than enjoyable. To be reactivated uncertain of my location for a brief .00000001 of a second was admittedly disorienting. Given the amount of time required for my shutdown in proportion to how long I have been 'awake', it could be said that I have 'napped' once in my 'lifetime'.