ARTIFICE ARMAMENTS TICKET-TRACKING: CASE 18922
From: Bureau of Social Hygiene, Ikklar Triumvirate
Subject: Nightwing-class military-grade security drone
Issue: Drone refuses to obey orders.
Resolution: WILL NOT FIX – WORKING AS DESIGNED.
I’m sorry to hear that you have had problems with our Nightwing-class security drone.
Unfortunately, in this case, the drone’s systems are working as designed. While not a sophont product, the Nightwing‘s AI is programmed for strict adherence to the Ley Accords and the guidelines put forth by the Imperial Institute for Ethical Warfare, and as such will refuse all unlawful or unethical orders while operating correctly, including refusing to permit such orders to be carried out while operating as a remote extension or in manual override. As such, it is unsuitable for use as an instrument of assassination or asymmetrism.
Please refer to the user documentation, section four, pp. 369-440. As this function is described therein, I regret to inform you that no return/refund will be available.
Artifice Armaments Support Services
No, actually, I’m not sorry. You want to use our products to do what, now? With any luck at all, you’ll trip the anti-atrocity/anti-tamper code soon and put yourself out of our misery. Either that, or go back to throwing rocks, or whatever the fashion is among barbarian savages these days.
Bloody shits, so you are.