You appear to be in a dark, enclosed space.
I suppose that's unfortunate. Can I do anything to not be a dark, enclosed space?
>>44691287You open your eyes as a dim light seeps through a cloudy glass space in front of your face
>>44691354We are in school locker, open door and get out of it.
Start furiously jacking off
>>44691420You push open the door, which swings openm to reveal a room that appears to be spinning nauseatingly.
>>44691490Investigate te desk
>>44691490Oh that's not that bad.I think.Well obviously my name is 001 and I was having...a..nap in the closet? Huh. Do I normally do that? I don't remember.Let's look around this room. There's a chair and a thing next to the chair that might tell me more.
>>44691540>>44691555As you move forward out of the locker, you fall to your hands and knees and vomit. This makes you feel better, as do the bland and reassuringly solid tiling on the floor. You stop feeling dizzy.
Rising to your feet, you continue to the desk, where you find a large computer screen, but no keyboard. Next to it is a card reader with a button and light on top.
Urgh, okay, steady on. This nap must have been longer than I thought. Let's just take it slow until I'm absolutely sure I won't violently discharge more of my insides. And I should try to avoid sleeping while standing up. Why was I even in that tiny, cramped space? Better try to remember that.
>>44691754You try to remember how you got here. You were with your platoon and then... something exploded? and then there was a medvac. the last memory that's not completely foggy is a doctor telling you it's okay
>>44691868It's always explosions isn't it. But that means there was a mission? And an obstacle? And a problem. Then I've got a job to do... Yes.Well I guess I've stopped shaking, at least.Search for a card. Maybe on the desk? In my pockets? If I find a card, I can put it in the card reader and press the button.
>>44692110Around your neck is a beaded chain with a keycard and a single dogtag. The card is a standard plastic card with a single magstripe and a blank space for a picture. It states "Security Access Level C"The dogtag reads J M Keller, 007103496, UNP Aeroforce
>>44692358Glance back at the closet you stumbled out of.Insert C card. Give it the C.
>>44692413You carefully remove the chain from around your neck, and insert the card in the reader. The light glows brightly green and the screen welcomes you.
>>44692469Ask the keyboardless computer screen if it's voice controlled.Glance out door hole.
>>44692413Looking behind you you take in the locker you came out of
Quest goes in the Subject field, pal.
>>44692536You talk to the screen, feeling slightly stupid. The welcome screen fades and is replaced with this one.
>>44692686Well that's not ominous at all.>>44692674It is in the subject field. It just doesn't have a space in front of it.
After a minute of contemplating the options before you, the screen goes dark and displays a reassuringly normal starfield screensaver.
>>44692610Poor poor Proxy Four.hey that rhymes.Examine backside for wounds and check out that thing you dropped/stepped over.
>>44692610Who's in door number 2?And was that an IV bag in you.
>>44692876Looking yourself over for injuries, you suddenly become aware you're missing two fingers. Your right collarbone also has a painful cut where you apparently tore an IV out, taking some meat with the needle.You look at your puddle of puke on the floor. It's very thin.
>>44692999And you have a wrist. band. thing.
>>44692975Looking at door 002, you find the glass pane to be extremely fogged and impossible to view through. There doesn't appear to be a handle.
>>44692610Check out how Number Four escaped.
>>44693157The door is bent oddly, deformed and stretched almost like taffy. What kind of metal was it made of? There's almost congealed blood along the corner of the door, sticky and mostly motionless. The inside of the locker is dark, and you feel nervous looking at it.
>>44693301Assuage nerves by examining view through the shutters to the left, where surely everything will be beautiful.
>>44693301>almost congealed bloodWell that's.Rather recent.
>>44693424The shutters are pretty well.. shut. That's somewhat reassuring. They look pretty solid, too.
>>44693526Look through the exit door window.See if it's locked.Confound the graffiti artist's handwriting. Is that 'Camelot' or
>>44693526And everything is beautiful. It's nice of the interior designers to leave these little red hand prints everywhere to raise cancer awareness.
>>44693581You look through the porthole. It's oddly thick, with a seal that looks like it's designed to keep out seawater. The door has no handle. Who designs so many doors without handles?
>>44693732Nothing for it but to start touching the computer screen followed by the card reader button.Although maybe that delicious looking IV bag has a label on it for what the good stuff was called.
>>44693793You tap the screen. The screensaver vanishes, once again displaying this screen. Most of the icons seem to be greek letters.
>>44693958Mash icons at random.
>>44694061Looking at your wrist, you examine the watch. It's nothing special, a standard touch-panel smartwatch that's been around since the 30s. Almost an antique. It seems to be counting down to something.
>>44694217Uhoh.Cycle through 'mode'. is there a mode that isn't about satellite death lasers.
>>44691255No I don't.
>>44694315The mode button switches through four additional screens1. a screen telling you there is no signal from some peripheral 2. an x-ray image of your arm?3. a heart rate monitor4. a pedometer
>>44694440What happens when we... press chi/X?
>>44694555A loud clunk from the door startles you, and you knock the chair over. A small screen pops up stating that the pressure bulkhead has been locked.
>>44694679Well that was lucky. We didn't even have to purge, purge like we're bulimic!This is all Greek to us. Press button and put ID card back around neck.Should probably get to Medical about this gaping shoulder wound... and Four would be going there too.
>>44694744The door remains locked and sealed. It's like the door is mocking you. You become slightly irritated at an inanimate object.Your shoulder is perfectly fine. It doesn't even hurt.
>>44694839Oh. Wait. I'm dumb. Tap X again.Press Omicron.
>>44694885The door thunks again, informing you it is now unlocked. Omicrom causes the door to slide into the wall, revealing an opening into the hallway. The air flowing in feels cooler than the air in the room.
>>44694999There. Medical anyway though.
>>44694839Deadened pain with flesh missing from collarbone isn't normal either though. Surely you remember feeling pain when you bleed.
>>44695076>>44695104You look out the door to the right, and down the curved hallway you see the door to medical. The ceiling has a strip that seems to be emitting a natural white light and vents along the floor and in the center of the ceiling. The wall has another closed panel, although this one seems to have been the type that slams shut rapidly.>>44695174You remember pain. You remember a lot of pain.
>>44695355Examine blood. Glance inside no doubt handle free door.
>>44695505This door seems to have an access panel next to it. Revolutionary. The scent of copper and iron emanate strongly from the blood. It's a nostalgic smell. If you get any closer to the door, it will get on your shoes.
>>44695651touch the blood
>>44695651Wait, what did the sign in the other direction say?
>>44695734Yup. It's blood. About the same age as the blood on the door.
>>44695764The sign reads ENGINEERING.
>>44695917It can't be helped.Hit omicron and hope there's a doormat somewhere.
>>44696238When you hit the button, a corpse slumps down at your feet, having been laid up against the door. It's been rather savagely disemboweled, and most of the tissue on the upper body, as well as the left half of the ribcage are completely missing.
>>44696575Dios mio. Good thing you already vomited. Shit shit shittt.Is that thing on the right another watch?
>>44696575Inspect the body for any items, look over the body into the medical bay.
>>44696621It's a human jawbone. Ripped from the face of our unlucky friend here, most likely. It has no skin or muscle attached.
>>44696809Where is the bloody light switch why is it so darkMaybe there's a flashlight in engineering.
>>44696695You reach into the pocket of the dead man, trying not to look too closely at the gore. You find a pen.
>>44696844Maybe if you turn your watch's brightness all the way up it will shed enough light. You fiddle with the settings.
>>44697441Slam Chi button. Slam it like Space Jam.
>>44697511>>44697532The door jams on the human remains.The HORRIFYING MONSTER will easily be able to force the door open.
>>44697511Though I guess it's Omicron, then Chi. Close then lock.
>>44697717I'm willing to overlook that for the sake of OH FUCK RUN
>>44697707Abort. Back to Bay 23, but on the way glance down towards Engineering to see if it has an un-jammed door to retreat behind.
>>44697799Sprinting back to your previous room, you look to see if Engineering is open. It looks like the door is open and the lights are on.
>>44697972Well hope there's a lock on the inside of engineering for later.Best not to risk it at the moment and stick to the devil you know.
>>44698232In retrospect, you're really glad that you left your cardkey in the reader. Waiting for the computer to log in might have gotten you killed.
>>44698400Omicron, Chi, save me you're my best friends
>>44698460You kiss the console, leaving a oily smear
>>44698549Did that involve pressing omicron and chi to seal the door. That was the idea.Wonder what the third symbol does...
>>44698599[Forgot to explicitly say door closed]P seems to be Provisions. It lists off the current supplies located somewhere, you assume
>>44698812>ERRYou could say that.Hit Delta. That looks like what was on the bay doors right?
>>44698926The bay doors slide open with a deep rumble, exposing a glass panel, on the other side of which seems to be some sort of surgical suite.
>>44699100Examine surgical suite closely.
Is this based off SOMA
>>44699140The surgical suite is somewhat disorganized, it looks like an earthquake knocked somethings around.In the middle of the room is an operating table, with an autodoc set up at the other end, looks like for telesurgery. There is a knocked over IV stand and doctor's chair as well. There are boxes and surgical coverings strewn about the floor. A large light is on an overhead runner, that looks like it can also be used as a lift.
>>44699346Gaze through porthole into Medical and don't open the door.But maybe hit Chi twice to check if it's locked.
>>44699311Not specifically, although I enjoyed SOMA's atmosphere and setting. It's more a practice at using a chan and running a quest, I have a rough plan to make a more mapped out and planned one in the future. This one is a test to see how well I can draw things quickly and how well I can create story elements on the fly.
>>44699346>used as a lift.Like. as an elevator to get to the next floor?
>>44699446You look out the porthole. You can't see medical from this angle, but there's a smeared trail of blood that looks like it heads towards engineering. You really don't want to go out there.>>44699479Specifically a cargo lift, could be used to move heavy machinery, or a heavy stretcher. There is also a possibility of a floor lift on the other side of the surgical table, but you can't see from here.
>>44699568I meant the porthole in the surgery room. There's a door there.See if you can lock/unlock it.
>>44699829You can't get there, there seems to be a large glass pane in the way.
>>44699890Try the fourth pizza-symbol. And the sixth symbol Tau?PURGE is monster killing last resort of possibility.
>>44700078The pizza-shape gives some error about confetti dispensers. Why.Tau wants to confirm that I want to breach the sterile field in the surgical room.
>>44700200Hit Y, window open GET.Test the Epsilon and Beta buttons on the right.
>>44700318Seems like the surgical unit is locked, definitely telesurgery.Base lockdown? That might be helpful.
>>44700402Lock that bitch down.
>>44700528Oh no, not my boss! He's a really jerk, that mr. doesn'texist. Fuck you computer.
>>44700636Frag.Try the...headlamp symbol next to Beta?
>>44700636Does it at least list what level of security is sufficient for us not to get et?
>>44700679The room suddenly seems a lot stuffier.
>>44700691The access level was not specified.
>>44700741>air vents?Turn it back on turn it back onTry the bait hook/guy giving thumbs up next to that
>>44700741AIR VENTS!Are they large enough to crawl into?Either way, turn them back on.And if the monster shows up, PURGE.
>>44700773>>44700797The air seems to be moving again.When you hit the second button, you hear a low rumble that turns into a whine and then a scream of tortured machinery you can feel in your bones, then finally silence.
>>44700872That leaves four to try.Try Theta and Alpha.
>>44700913Well there goes any hope of outside communications.Alpha seems ominous, those numbers seem to be h:mm:ss, and they're counting down.
>>44700983The last two, then.
>>44700983Fugg. Another deadline. Have to get to engineering somehow.Try far left squiggly and the Zeta symbol.
>>44701041It's like a backwards Xi. ξ
>>44701034>>44701041>>44701058[I'm bad at greek letters shush]You press the correct and in no way flipped Xi. There seems to be some sort of pod in the service bay, but what does it mean fire?The eta seems to be controls for the lockers behind you, that you previously occupied.
>>44700983>h:mm:ss>79 secondsAt least they run on metric time in the future.>>44701194Now that we have watch as light source, investigate darkness of 004?And hit 'engage' on 003.
>>44701194>the etazeta? ζ?
So the provisions button P was Ρ, or Rho.
>>44701249[doh]004 is empty other than some more bloody and a cloying, sickly smell.When engaged, three clicks and the door seems to be unlocked.>>44701276eta η
>>44701370BROTHER.Open 003 with wild abandon.
>>44701370That's enough hoping one of those other things would be useful. We need to get to engineering.PURGE. Purge like a bulimic teenager.
>>44701415A desiccated corpse. It's been dead a while.
>>44701529Obtain security card and dogtag.Maybe they can base lockdown?
>>44701529What's with the wires holding it up.In 001 only the IV line seemed to be there.
>>44701507No don't purge yet.
>>44701560A quick security card swap later, lockdown is initiated. There is the sound of several doors closing and locking, as well as a sickening crunch noise from outside. You assume it's the medical bay door overriding safeguards and crushing the remains jamming the door open. The implants could be a problem. You don't think your military clearance works here, and you don't exactly have another implant sitting around...>>44701580You wonder why you didn't have a wiring harness attached, maybe it's something to do with the vitals reporting implants you have from military service?>>44701610You decide to hold off purging for the moment.
>>44701678Check the hallway.Exit and check the blood trails.
>>44701715The door won't open.
>>44701757drag the corpse to the door, maybe it has a b-grade implant in it
>>44701786..This.Sorry, person who was probably an old friend before we (apparently?) forgot what the hell was going on here.Worst comes to worst, it's another body between us and the monster.Hate to be that guy, but...
>>44700402That Epsilon ε is flipped from what it was before, now it's a 3 >>44693958
>>44701828>>44701786The texture of the skin is deeply unpleasant and the body is much heavier than it looked. The door opens, however.
>>44701907Try Medical.... we need to get to surgery and cut this corpse's arm off.Jesus how low we're sinking.There's no second blood trail of the monster returning to Medical is there?
>>44701986Looking carefully, there appears to be no return trail from engineering, and the door is still sealed. Medical opens into the darkness and stench of blood.
>>44702086Ohr ight, monster did a number on the door.Brighten watch and enter....wonder where corpse halves went.
>>44702115RIP us.Not seeing much of an alternative at this point.
>>44702086Observe at what distance the door auto-shuts after you.Consider if its crushing power could slay a monster pursuing you.
>>44702115>>44702160>>44702186You enter the medical room. Your watch's dim glow only illuminates the outlines of multiple corpses and a lot of bones in the closest corner. Then stench in the room is overpowering. The floor clings to your feet, it feels like the blood is trying to creep up the sides of your shoes.You see a filing cabinet, shelf and desk knocked over against the wall.A hazy glow filters through the window from the surgical suite.
>>44702237Wonder why no ceiling lights here.Enter surgery room.
>>44702278You look up, the lights are smashed. Looks like the thing holds a grudge against fluorescent tubes. You make your way to the surgery room.
>>44702278In the surgical room, you note that the floor does indeed have an exit. The opening to the locker room is still accessible as well.
I gotta go to sleep, I have a long drive tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to finish this tomorrow night.
>>44702418Oh it has Omicron and Chi here too.Hitting Chi should turn off the Remote Lock, right.Hope the computer has easy options for how to extract an implant or cut off an arm...
Never noticed >>44696575 the eyesor >>44696809 the faceAlthough I did see >>44696985 the claw stepping forth into the light but I wasn't sure what I was seeing so I didn't say anything.It almost looked like it wasn't attached to anything, I thought maybe it's the pen? Which made no sense and was dumb rationalization.
>>44702437Great. You should get a twitter.
>>44703019Twitter created https://twitter.com/sZsSUGltNA
I guess we could keep the thread bumped until tomorrow night. That shouldn't be too hard.