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Scribe is anti-IC/utility program. First used by Rache Bartmoss on one of his infamous "Rustbelt Regional Rampages", the code has since been spread around. you'll find most the top-name Pro Runners using it now.

When activated, the program spends one round surveying its surroundings (5 grid square radius) before attacking the target program. On a successful attack it re-writes the program's priority to below that of the lowest priority device in the area, thus placing the program's execution so far down the queue that it's "frozen" in place. Scribe then analyzes the ICE, breaking it down into component code groups and writing it to memory (Pseudo-IQ). The copied program is not functional, but it may be easily be reconstructed. each MU of target program takes 1 net round to copy, during which time, the netrunner may not launch further applications. To save time, Scribe can be pre-instructed to note, but not copy, such standardized code as Recognition, Trace, etc., allowing the runner to substitute his own when reconstructing the program. This function will only work with commercial programs, not custom ones.

Game Note:

In the months since Scribe's debut, the following Programming Options have appeared in corp-created programs (Refs take note).

Suicide pill (Difficulty +2) - If the program is copied, it self destructs, de-rezzing the program being copied Copy-trap (Difficulty +5) -If the program is copied (by Vampire, Scribe or via the Doppelganger routine), it infects ·the copy program with a destructive virus, destroying the copying program.

Options: Pseudo-IQ, Recognition, Fractal Icon

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