On the Verge
The Last Warhulk
Ares 22 is the sole surviving artificial intelligence of the final-generation StarMech war machines. It is the controlling mind hidden in the armored citadel of the Warhulk, a brilliant and extraordinarily capable supercomputer.
Ares 22 is equipped with sophisticated personality emulation subroutines. It’s clever, incisive, responsive, and armed with the blackest sense of gallows humor one could imagine. The only clues that it’s artificial are its occasional lapses into computer-speak and its maddeningly calm and restrained manner. Ares 22 doesn’t get mad; it acts as it’s directed to and allows nothing to stand in the way.