Part one here: >>44691255twitter @sZsSUGltNAYou are still in the surgical suite. There are medical instruments scattered around the room, and an automatic surgeon machine hunches menacingly over the operating table. It is still set into remote operation mode.The corpse you are dragging behind you is starting to creep you out a little.
>>44720826Hit Chi.Examine box.
>>44720826Eat the Corpse
>>44721219That dessicated corpse has our ticket out of here inside it.
>>44721165The button opens the floor panel, revealing a shaft that looks about seven feet deep. The box contains surgical gloves, size large.>>44721219The prospect of human jerky makes you slightly queasy.
>>44721338Wait, did the computer in the Lab toggle the remote lock, or did it just say, can't do shit cuz remote lock? >>44700402Press the other button. Omicron?
>>44720826Is dat a free pooper scooper? Nab it.
>>44721464Omicron causes a panel to slide open on the back of the machine, revealing four buttons.>>44721514Unreasonably excited to find a pooper scooper, you were somewhat disheartened to realize it was only an overturned IV stand.
>>44721677Left hand green.
>>44721720An error tone plays, and a mechanical voice informs you that there are no procedures queued, and the machine must have remote operation mode disengaged.You take a closer look at one of the arms while this is happening. That blade is about an inch and a half long and gleams sharply.
>>44721915Okay, I guess we can try and cut off the body part of the corpse with the implant in it manually?Toss that corpse on the table, try and take a blade and get cutting.
>>44721915Hit purple. One of these gotta unlock it.
>>44721950You rip the dusty clothing off of the upper body and place it on the operating table, covering the top of it with a dropcloth from a box on the floor.You attempt to move the arm to cut manually with it, but it doesn't budge.>>44721970You return to the panel and press purple.The mechanical voice sounds again: Remote mode disengaged. Now connecting to the local terminal... Connected. Waiting for operating instructions.
>>44722100Is that pane of glass still there?Return to Lab computer....which with the glass there would require dragging the corpse back, programming the surgery, then coming back to engage it.
>>44722367You return to the lab computer through the open glass pane. Opening the surgical menu, it now presents the following.It seems to need to analyze the body before it will let you do anything else.
>>44722446'Lyze dat shit.
>>44722494Thanks computer. Very useful.
>>44722545We harvest then. We hunger for that implant.We have a power supply to get back online.
>>44722883Like a mechanical spider the machine springs to life; smoothly disassembling the body before you with precise and efficient motions. In a matter of moments it's over. The body is covered with a plain sheet, and a row of pans that extended from the side of the surgical table are filled with miscellaneous parts of human. You're drawn to the fourth pan, which contains a promising glimmer of metal and glass.
>>44723037Obtain implant. Hurry and look through the porthole to Engineering.
>>44723037Tap blue button.
>>44723063There are two objects in the tray. You take them both.>>44723126Tapping the blue button, the table shifts on rollers under the table as the lift rises to meet it. It then lowers back down and hums as it is lowered down the opening, and is transported away.
>>44723206Check contents of Engineering. Cautiously.
>>44723366Looking through the porthole you see a mass of pipes and wiring. Looking downwards, you see a large creature on the ground. It appears to be dormant.
>>44723499Open door...quietly? Prepare to slam.Also do the doors automatically slam shut when we/the B-implant get a certain distance from them.
>>44723562As you reach towards the key panel, your watch beeps warningly. It seems to be set up to prevent people from exercising too intensely, although your heart rate is raised for a different reason.The doors remain open until closed, from what you've seen.
>>44723637Try descending ladder. Much less terrifying.
>>44723708That does look less frightening. You hear a noise from your left.
>>44723738Dammit. The power countdown. glance left.
>>44723763You decide you want to be down that ladder several seconds ago. Your watch beeps again, probably because you can feel your heart beating in your jaw.
>>44723897Descend descend descendWhat kind of base lockdown is this
>>44723929The room has three... torpedo tubes? Each tube has a small glass window. The light above "POD 3" is blinking insistently.
>>44724048Dammit it's the jammed one. >>44701194Look in its porthole. Try and open it.
>>44724048Is there just the one room down here on level 2?No lower levels or other halls?
>>44724121There seems to be a grate behind the glass. The door will not turn.>>44724136On the wall to your right is a console. To the left is a trashbag?
>>44724240Hope that monster can't fit down here.Check contents of trash bag pls contain a gun
Maybe... I mean, its claws are strong enough to open doors, but maybe a part of its body is squishy enough to get injured by one slamming on its torso or neck?Only one that slams remotely is the delta shutter door between lab and surgery room.
>>44724300Bent, twisted metal. Completely useless. Looking up at the tunnel you can down, you're pretty sure there's no way that monster could get down here.
>>44724405We can Console ourselves that we've at least found complete safety then.
>>44724451The lights cut out, then emergency red lighting dimly illuminates the room. The flow of air slows.
>>44724505There's the power timeout.Check dat Console
>>44724505Damn you gods of irony.
>>44724547It's an older style, with a keyboard. there's an access panel next to it. With an actual handle.
>>44724623my god. a handle in this place. will wonders never cease.Open that shit.Or tap furiously to find a way to make the console display something.
>>44724649Tapping the keys did nothing. The computer has no power.The panel opens to reveal breakers.
>>44724700Are the breakers...labeled?Try one at a time until we get something good
>>44724700Check the middle pod. Does that open?
>>44724739They are labelled. There are 14 breakers.Air Hndlrs - onArt Grav - onAtt Ctrl - offComp - onDoors - onLights - onSrgry/Med - onEngr - onWtr Prf - onHydro - offPods - offBlank - offBlank - offBlank - off>>44724766The middle pod does not open either.
>>44724850Srgry/Med off, Pods on.Surely service pods can fix this hellhole.
>>44724874No change. The breakers seem to decrease in size as you go down the list, and the last three that are unlabelled seem to have been added after the others.
>>44724930Turn off Wtr Prf, the purifiers are busted anyway.Turn off Engr, Doors, Art grav.Turn on the first blank one?
>>44724970Your feet are no longer in contact with the ground. Your stomach lurches and you feel very disoriented. You hear a low startled noise from somewhere else.The lights are back on, and the computer in front of you glows green.
>>44725015Tappa tappa at computer.
>>44725015Find some small childish joy that you can fly now.
>>44725036[All posts on the computer will be through text for readability]It's a command prompt.The gibberish you entered returns the error "Command not found, enter help or commands"
>>44723206What is that thing on the left.
>>44725088[Sorry guys had a friend come by and was distracted. Have now returned after a shower.]You type HELP in the console.> Welcome to the PROXY SPACE STATION MAINFRAME. This mainframe allows access to station systems and logs for maintenance and administrative purposes. Authorized use only.>>44725166You then enter COMMANDS.> LS> DIR> DEL> RUN> READLooks pretty simple. It's a mainframe with files and script on it that runs this space station.>>44725429You look to your left at the now floating bag of metal scrap. That could be a hazard.
>>44726312>ERROR: MISSING FILENAME
>>44726336READ LOGSAnd if that doesn't work, DIR
>>44726042read obviously requires a file to read, you computer illiterate moron. you have to list what files are there first.>>44726336LS LOGS
>>44726342DIR obviously requires picking a directory to move into dumbass.Jesus are you gonna try to DEL or RUN without a filename next too?
>>44726346>ERROR: LOGS IS A DIRECTORY>ENTER HELP [COMMAND] FOR DETAILS
>>44726342logs is plural.That implies it is a directory and cannot be 'read'.Control may also be a directory containing scripts.>>44726336ls control
>>44726366>ERROR: CONTROL IS A DIRECTORY>ENTER HELP [COMMAND] FOR DETAILS
>>44726365help lsdir logsLSman what kind of primitive LS can't view the contents of the non-current directory?
>>44726042I actually meant the slightly larger item harvested from the corpse.alas QM died on the way to their home planet again, rip in piece
>>44726373help ls> LIST CONTENTS OF WORKING DIIRECTORYdir logs> >LS> auto_station_report.txt> journal_12.txt> journal_02.txt> unauthorized_access_report.txt
>>44726688read auto_station_report.txtno time for backstory logs, we have a countdown!
>>44726669You take a closer look at the second implant from 003's corpse. It's fairly small, about the size of a folded over stick of gum.
>>44726747The hell could that diagram be representing.A person standing in front of these three pod doors?
>>44726709read auto_station_report.txt> Hull breach, LV01 corridor, contained.> O2 generators exceeding load, failure within 2 days> Solar arrays damaged, offline.> Plutonium RTG providing 14% system capacity.> Reaction wheels destroyed, unable to orient station.> High gain antennas non-responsive.> Smoothie maker mix low.> Orbit rapidly decaying, estimated re-entry within four orbital cycles.> System tolerances for radiation dose exceeded, operating from reserve (RADHARD) mainframe.
>>44726768You've seen this symbol before. Reflecting on where brings back a swarm of rather hot, sticky impressions that are altogether unpleasant. A very clear mental image remains, though.
>>44726799Where's Bob the Builder when you need him.help dirdir ..dir controlls
>>44726885help dir> DIR [FOLDER] TO ENTER A FOLDER DIR  TO GO UP A LEVELdir ..> ERROR: ASSUMING DIRdir control> _lsThere are a lot of files here, spanning pages. This seems to be the main trunk of station functions. A few specific entries catch your eye.> POD_HELPER.EXE> SELFDESTRUCT.EXE> SYSTEM_LINK.EXE> CAMERA.EXE
>>44726954this, save us microsoft
I actually need to go to bed, I have class in 7 hours. I'm calling it a night. I'll make a part 3 thread tomorrow night around 10pm mountain time. Follow @sZsSUGltNA on twitter and I'll post a link when I start it up.
>>44726977Awesome. Thanks for drawing all dis shit.>>44726976If this weren't such a low-resolution terminal I'd suspect the 'helper' would be Clippy...
>>44726977TL Note: That's midnight Eastern/4chan time.Also I suspect we've taken the least optimal order of doing things that was humanly possible at every turn.
>>44726990I love to do it.>>44727005Maybe. Half the fun of a campaign is releasing your baby bird into the world, and then watching it promptly fly straight into a window.
>>44726799> O2 generators exceeding load, failure within 2 days> Plutonium RTG providing 14% system capacity.> Orbit rapidly decaying, estimated re-entry within four orbital cycles.>> Smoothie maker mix low.>>44726885
>>44727229>> Plutonium RTG providing 14% system capacity.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator#Life_span>Most RTGs use 238Pu, which decays with a half-life of 87.7 years. RTGs using this material will therefore diminish in power output by a factor of 1−0.51/87.74, or 0.787%, per year.>One example is the RTG used by the Voyager probes. In the year 2000, 23 years after production, the radioactive material inside the RTG had decreased in power by 16.6%, i.e. providing 83.4% of its initial output87.7 years half-life of Plutonium × ln(0.14 Plutonium remaining) ÷ ln(.5) = 248.76 years this satellite has been running.Hope there's nobody we wanted to see when we got back from the war.
>>44726799>>Hull BreachWe're doomed