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Sybil virus: Clues and wild speculations

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« Reply #300 on: <11-09-13/1834:34> »
I dont see why resonance would be needed to rewrite someones synapses...

Well, Dissonance at the very least is certainly capable of it.
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« Reply #301 on: <11-10-13/0732:40> »
Well that would be pretty apparent change, if previously mundane character/teammate etc, becomes technomancer/resonance connected being. Such change would be detected pretty quick and I dont see it being the case of Sybyl virus. If FastJack suddenly becomes TM it would alert at least a few people around him. So I dont think Sybyl virus initiates virtuakinesics in its victims

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« Reply #302 on: <11-10-13/1533:35> »
Well that would be pretty apparent change, if previously mundane character/teammate etc, becomes technomancer/resonance connected being. Such change would be detected pretty quick and I dont see it being the case of Sybyl virus. If FastJack suddenly becomes TM it would alert at least a few people around him. So I dont think Sybyl virus initiates virtuakinesics in its victims

Nobody said anything about the subjects directly gaining Resonance, though I do reject your premise that it would be quickly and easily discovered.
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« Reply #303 on: <11-10-13/1733:16> »
At least by assensing it would be, even if they try to stay hidden from node detection and clean signature every here and there.

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« Reply #304 on: <11-10-13/1831:01> »
At least by assensing it would be, even if they try to stay hidden from node detection and clean signature every here and there.

You do remember how many hits it takes to see that someone is a technomancer, right?  Not really quick and easy.  In any case, if the entity taking control has the Resonance abilities they may not be conferred to the host body.
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« Reply #305 on: <11-11-13/0712:07> »
That would be different question. If  being rewriten by the virus would change somebody's state. Drone also doesnt become resonance being when controlled by sprite. If host loses his magical powers, too. And I do recall how many hits it takes. Far from impossible for initiates. Well  I do agree that it woould require focused observation. But maybe some smart design of detection magic would help.

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« Reply #306 on: <11-11-13/1634:28> »
The issue of does a changed person gain Resonance or just remains as part of the invading persona is going to be interesting as pg 169 in Storm Front shows one such altered person was still fully capable of throwing a fireball or two at a party. 

So not only can they take over and rewrite the personality of host, but it is not so radically changed the internal wiring of said host so far that it rips out their magic potential.
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« Reply #307 on: <11-11-13/2142:05> »
A person would be more likely to LOSE Magic/Resonance than anything else.  The so-called 'Sybil Virus' is closely akin to PAB emulators, psychotropic IC, and BTL personafix chip use.  They don't make you lose Magic/Resonance ... or rather, you don't lose it right away.  It takes repeated high-level exposure to them for magic (and by inference, resonance) to get burned out, but it does happen - look at the main character in Critias' Neat, who'd been a BTL junkie who nearly burned his magic out of himself.

So getting your synapses rewritten?  Won't screw with your magic or resonance instantly - but over time, it's going to cut the throat on both of them.  What I think the entities that are the 'virus' don't understand/realize is that loading themselves into the meat makes them bound to the rules of the meat ...
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« Reply #308 on: <01-20-14/0909:35> »
IIRC, the character in Neat lost his magic due to a vampire attack. His BTL use burning his Essence is just speculation...

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« Reply #309 on: <01-20-14/0911:53> »
Fun part about Sybil: A few newsposts on Shadowrun.com had auto-replies waiting for someone to post them while checking it through the site. It's a nice reference to Sybil.
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« Reply #310 on: <01-20-14/1319:59> »
So, what's the general consensus about Sybil?

Does the virus overwrite the PC's personality in the "Real World", or only while in the Matrix, and if so, how long does the virus last?

Is there a way to purge the virus once it has been contracted?
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« Reply #311 on: <01-20-14/1515:16> »
It seems that it is a permanent,  real world over write of the victim's personality.... AND it seems the "Sybil" retains the victims skills AND memories!

There is no known cure at this time.




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« Reply #312 on: <01-20-14/1525:23> »
Not exactly. What you're describing might be the final state, but it might not be entirely. Splintered State describes a case that isn't at that point yet.
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« Reply #313 on: <01-20-14/1542:35> »
True...

It seems to take time to totally overwrite the victim's personality... which seemed dependant on the amount of nanotechnology in the victim.

During the overwriting, the victim experiences "lost time"... or preforms actions (usually matrix) while sleeping, and a host of other symptoms.
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« Reply #314 on: <01-20-14/1556:09> »
Split personality, and the personalities aren't synched, so neither may be aware of the other at first.
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