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Autonomous Expert System

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This is the third, the largest and most powerful of the Tech Base Control Items that generate control in a Supergroup Base.

The AES represents the culmination of a Supergroup achievements in Tech Base Construction; these Systems are intended to be used by large - and typically PvP-oriented - supergroups with extensive bases and energy requirements. It is one of the largest items available to be placed in a base.

50 Control 500 Control 1500 Control
Mainframe Supercomputer Autonomous Expert System


This computer uses the latest experimental technology and software to create a true synthetic intelligence. While its function is limited to security systems, the processing ability of this AI is such that it can handle all but the most demanding base needs.

Additional Information

Front View
Selection Box and Electron Imager shown for size reference.
Close-Up of the AI Central Core
Base Element Type Control Item
Price 1,500,000 prestige
Issue Added Issue 6, Updated Issue 13
Unlocked by Autonomous Expert System Plans
Device Rank 3 of 3
Energy Consumed 2,500
Control Produced 1,500
Crafted at Expert Worktable
Salvage Required Salvage PrototypeElement.png 1 Simple Chemical Salvage Titanium.png 1 Polycarbon Salvage Scrolls.png 1 Spell Scroll Salvage InnovativeCode.png 1 Source Code

Salvage InertGas.png 1 Inert Gas Salvage Steel.png 1 Steel Salvage TsooInk.png 1 Spell Ink Salvage CortexDevice.png 1 Holographic Memory


Salvage Silver.png 1 Silver Salvage TitaniumShard.png 1 Titanium Shard Salvage MilitaryIntelligence.png 1 Demonic Threat Report Salvage TechHardwareold.png 1 Chronal Skip

Maximum Connections 9
Allowed "Aux" Items Database, Terminal, Corner Terminal, Holodisplay, Monitor Bank, Advanced Database, Advanced Terminal, Advanced Corner Terminal, Advanced Holodisplay, Mega Monitor

Mission Computer, Pillar of Ice and Flame

Arcane Equivalent Mystic Orrery


  • Requires Communication Center 1 or Larger Control Room
  • The AES requires a full 4x2 'squares' of room, and it's roughly 24 ft. height (or, about half of the room height when set to the lowest floor and highest ceiling).
    • Due to its large size, it can be somewhat unwieldy to place. Plan your room ahead of time to avoid unnecessary rework.

Historical Information

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Price 2,000,000 prestige
Issue Added Issue 6Issue 12
Crafted at Expert Worktable
Salvage Required 38 Salvage TechMaterial.png Tech Material
29 Salvage TechHardwareold.png Tech Hardware
25 Salvage TechPower.png Tech Power
19 Salvage TechPrototype.png Tech Prototype
9 Salvage TechSoftware.png Tech Software
6 Salvage ExperimentalTech.png Experimental Tech
Allowed "Aux" Items Mission Computer
  • Before Issue 13, this item did not allow any auxiliary items other than the Mission Computer.

See Also