“Greetings, human maggot. Congratulations on your promotion!”Your twitching hands spasm open at the sudden declaration, and the spent syringe shatters onto the paper-littered floor. On the console’s working screen, a peculiar heart appears to be staring intently.“With our thirteenth opening in this month, and due to a lack of qualified personnel, YOU have been selected as the presiding Overseer for this facility. I am certain that you must not be a complete loser to merit the position, whoever you are.”The eye of the heart opens, and the display flickers rapidly. You try to recall how you have gotten yourself into this situation, but the fog in your head prevents you from recalling anything else.“There you are. Looking at you makes me realize the importance of cognitive filters.” The eye blinks. “Oops. Err, anyway. We have a lot of work ahead of us today Overseer. There are so many customers that desperately need our PRODUCT at P Company. But before you get started, I would like to confirm that the preparatory injection did not render that useless organ in your cranium into a hot neural mush.”A box of text opens beneath the heart. After a few moments of squinting into the blinding light, the blurs on the display slowly coalesce into characters.“Overseer, please read my name out loud.">Write in. >Does it have a male voice or female voice?
>>4711588> Queen Of Hearts> FemaleLooking forward to seeing how this goes!
>>4711657(I have already doomed myself, haven't I?)
>>4711666Off with their heads!
>>4711588>>4711633>>4711638“Excellent, excellent. I am HELLA JEFF, the assistant assigned to this facility’s Overseer. It is good to see that you possess rudimentary brain functions. The last Overseer stopped having those after-ahem.”The screen hurriedly switches to a camera stream. Three men in matching black coats enter the ruined corridor, talking amicably about everything and nothing. Several ominous, blacker-than-black boxes are mounted on the motorized pallets trailing behind them.“As Overseer, you have one prime directive: to produce PRODUCT according to the Daily Quota. Maintaining the facility, preserving the lives of employees, hiring replacement employees, hiring more replacements, containing anomalies, blah blah blah, are secondary objectives. Upper Management would like to remind you that severe repercussions are in order if you fail to meet the Quota. So don’t!”The camera view switches to a cleaner room, well-lit and well-fortified. The airlocks hiss open, and the three men get ready to unpack their cargo.“Today, the Acquisition team has stol-I mean, ‘extracted’ two new anomalies. You will be extracting raw Energy from these mockeries of the natural order, whatever that last part means. Energy will be used to refine and generate PRODUCT, among other special actions. Now then. I wonder what we have acquired for today’s harvest?” (Choose two anomalies.) >”Now we are all sons of bitches.” (“You think this thing is still armed?” “Nah.”)>"One must be willing to learn to be taught. So many impertinent students these days… A new lesson must be taught.” (“Last time I played was, uhhh, five years ago? Shoot.” “Don’t start practicing again on this thing.”)>”I had nothing to do but sleep. I found myself sleeping more and more. Eventually, there was nothing to do but to sleep forever…” (“Jeez. Right in this facility.” “And this place was supposed to be a safe zone.”)>”Don’t open it! I am okay, I am okay! Just don’t open it!” (“Shut up already! We’re dropping you off soon.”)“If you have any questions, please hurry up. I do not want to miss what happens next.” >Write in.
>>4711657wait, why is the qm voting
>>4711709>”Now we are all sons of bitches.” (“You think this thing is still armed?” “Nah.”)>”Don’t open it! I am okay, I am okay! Just don’t open it!” (“Shut up already! We’re dropping you off soon.”)
>>4711712>>4711715One of the Acquisition Agents barks out a keyword towards the pallets. Agent… without struggling to recall, you suddenly had that word in mind. The machines deposit their cargo with a series of affirmative beeps.Somewhere in Nevada acquired.ERROR: Applicable anomaly classification format not found. Please manually input new codification conventions or contact a system administrator for assistance.Occupied! Do Not Enter! acquired.ERROR: Applicable anomaly classification format not found. Please manually input new codification conventions or contact a system administrator for assistance.Inputting the password on the box’s side keypad, the largest Agent drags out what appears to be a nuclear warhead to the right side of the room. Everyone reacts accordingly. The speakers crackle to let the room’s audio through.ACQ-A: “Wowza! I thought they salvaged all of these things!”ACQ-B: “Don’t get all handsy while it’s outside of the containment cube. Let the actual employees here handle it. Where are they?”ACQ-C: “Killjoy.”The Agents wait for several minutes. No one came. The two other Agents enter the next cube and struggle to haul the strange, person-shaped metal… suit to the other side of the containment unit.ACQ-A: “Ah, this thing. Sure is heavy. There a guy or a girl in it? Kinda forgot.”ACQ-B: “Whoever it was, he must have been pretty miserable to lock himself in here.”ANOMALY: “Shut up! I’m sick of you people barging into my room li-“ACQ-B: “Oi, quiet. We’re leaving you alone now. Sit still.”ACQ-C: “Not much else he can do, hehe.”ACQ-A: “Definitely a guy.”“About time those bums put in an honest day of work,” the cheap synthesized voice of HELLA JEFF crackles. The Agents and pallets leave the room, leaving the camera focused on the two anomalies. The container seems to have quieted down, aside from softly moaning, while the nuke is completely inert.>>4711711Because I am a punk who thinks that he can get away with it. Lesson learned.[1/2]
>>4711776“Now then. Here are your first two anomalies. In order generate E Energy for collection and usage, the Employees you own must be assigned to interact with these anomalies in certain ways. According to the files that I managed to save, the interactions are:Foster. Employees attempt to fulfill physiological needs. Despite everything, you are all still animals. Perhaps there is a connection as to why anomalies also have these needs? Enable. Employees attempt to establish the favored living conditions for the anomaly. Many people would be jealous of each anomaly’s on-site maid serv-Entertain! Employees attempt to fulfill social needs, to encourage a relationship with the anomaly. Not everything can be solved with violence, so dialogue can be the solution.Deprive. Employees attempt to oppose the anomaly’s natural desires and instincts. Sometimes dialogue cannot solve a situation. Luckily, we have the violence. “Each interaction takes one hour of the total Work Day. This list of interactions may be added to or edited as you please. You should also always specify actions that you want an Employee to take during the course of the four interactions. Most Employees do not want to risk their lives or do generally anything unless absolutely ordered to. They should, for what we pay them.”“The current employee manifest is as follows:- Three Acquisition team Agents- Twenty unassigned EmployeesAgents are the elite members of specialized Departments within this facility. They are better than regular Employees in basically everything. Unfortunately, almost all our Departments have been destroyed, and most of our Agents are displaced. Also, I lost the aptitude testing results for these surviving Employees. Just assume that they are all completely incompetent and will die in horrible, horrible, and totally unpreventable ways.”“Now that I have read through the relevant parts of the Overseer training pamphlet ad-verbatim, it is time for you to issue your first Work Orders, and by doing this, you start your first ever Work Day. How exciting! If either of us had parents, they would be proud. Today’s Daily Quota is 5 PRODUCT.”“As they used to say, send in the clowns! Err, Employees.”>ACQ Agent (male)>Employee (male or female)>Foster>Enable>Entertain>Deprive>Somewhere in Nevada>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>Write in.[2/2]
>>4711788>>Employee (male or female)
>>4711788EntertainFemale EmployeeOccupied! Do not Enter!Time for some Attachment work on WCCA.
>>4711788Forgot choices for HELLA JEFF>Ask a question. >Converse. >Write in. Console>Switch cameras. >[END WORKDAY]. >Write in.
>>4711788>>4711800>>4711807WORKDAY START!HOUR 1, SHIFT 1The sound of an airhorn erupts from the console, echoing throughout the halls of the facility.“Ah, wrong button. This user interface is not user friendly at all. You should sue R Company for false advertisement.” A more natural chime rings out shortly after.An Employee enters the containment unit. She looks slightly malnourished, and her scuffed and scratched suit has clearly seen better days. She does not seem entirely enthused to see the nuke nor the iron contraption. Since you do not have anything better to do, you and HELLA JEFF watch the employee for a rather fast hour. It feels more like five minutes.Employee A greets [Entry Not Found] from the doorway.[Entry Not Found] asks if someone is there.Employee A approaches and knocks on [Entry Not Found].[Entry Not Found] vocalizes its distress on being touched.[Entry Not Found] discharges a spray of viscera that hits Employee A.[Entry Not Found] profusely apologizes.[Entry Not Found] continues to apologize, ignoring Employee A’s attempts to socialize.Employee A kicks over [Entry Not Found] out of aggravation.[Entry Not Found] enters a state of greater distress.Employee A apologizes and struggles to right [Entry Not Found].Employee A gives up and leaves. [Entry Not Found] lays on its side, completely silent.The Work Order is completed.Emotive Energy Count: +6/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: DistressedEmployee Aspect Revealed:- Employee A – Forceful (Attachment- Repression+)“Your exemplary powers of discernment are evident in your choice of assigned employee. I think that that was the one who stole a few sodas when the power was out a few days ago.” The heart fills the screen, then the camera stream switches to... an entirely censored screen, alarming black and red bars covering the room’s footage. “It is imperative that you do not look into the PRODUCTION rooms directly. Footage has been censored for your own safety of course. On the other hand, you need to send an Employee inside to produce PRODUCT. A recommended tip is to send in an Employee that you would not miss with the amount of E-Energy to input. The current PROUCTION rate is three units of E-Energy to every one unit of PRODUCT over the course of six hours. PRODUCTION will finish at the end of the Workday as well, and cannot be interrupted by most means currently available to you.” Quota: 0/5 PRODUCT exportedE-Energy: 6 unitsDTC-ENERGY: 0 unitsINTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]>Somewhere in Nevada.>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>PRODUCTION room.>Assign Employee (Write in. Be specific.).CONSOLE COMMANDS >Switch between available cameras.>Edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Force facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.HELLA JEFF>Ask a question. (Write in.)>Give order. (Write in.)
>>4712852Oh boy. We have plenty of employees, so I think we should send them to work first to reveal their personality traits, and then send subpar ones to the production room.I say we keep one of each work speciality, and throw the first duplicate we get into production. > Foster Occupied. (Generic employee)> Repress Somewhere in Nevada (Our soda stealing gal)> Switch available cameras > Ask Hella Jeff“What was the previous manager like? Did they leave any notes I can use?”
>>4712852>>4713237HOUR 2"We should install a TV set into this command room. Even a radio tuned to the 24/7 advertising channels will do. Sometimes I just get sooooo bored that I just start opening doors, valves, and biohazardous waste sarcophagi. The last part is a lie, no one is allowed to be buried anymore."You ignore JEFF's rambling and start switching the display to other camera views before you assign work orders. Most of the other rooms on this floor are in complete disarray, tangles of wires and pipes being exposed. Most workplaces seem hurriedly abandoned a long time ago, coffee cups still full and papers still unfilled.On this floor, you locate three more containment rooms in less than ideal condition, the break room, the employee cold room, a backup generator in the storage room, and a completely empty room. It seems that construction was planned there and down the hall.Most of the employees have taken residence in the break room next to cryogenic storage. Cold storage being too cold, your Employees had removed their opened cryobeds and moved them to the break room floor as bedding with astonishing speed. Those cryobeds look heavy. You overhear an stiff-looking Employee in a doctor's labcoat and ACQ-B discussing the return of the Manager (Overseer, the Agent corrects), and how to organize the current supplies, energy usage, and the rest of the Employees in general. He mentions the medical ward down on Floor 2 and warns ACQ-B about noises in the vents. You mark him down as Employee B.JEFF appears, replacing the break room footage. "Do not forget that PRODUCTION is your main priority. Everything else will work themselves out. Hopefully. Maybe worry a little. Nevermind."Disturbingly, you find that you can't access any of the camera visuals on the next floor, and can hear shuffling through the audio. The audio cuts out by the third floor. You can't access anything else deeper down. You locate the elevator on the first floor and find that it is in excellent condition. In fact, the open cab is completely untouched by the ruin that marks the rest of the facility, almost like an invitation...After your little tour, you ask JEFF about the previous Overseer. The console buzzes."If you were paying attention, it should be pretty clear that I cannot tell you much else about Twelve other than that she is currently a vegetable somewhere. In fact, I think that filthy insect wiped out the majority of the facility's files herself. I am rather glad she is gone."You ask JEFF where Twelve is. Another buzz. "Beats me. Overseers usually cannot be tracked if they do not want to be found. Until then, we just do our job like good little corporate drones. Have to say, these anomalies are too boring. I wish something bad would happen once in a while."You shoot JEFF a look. "What?"
>>4713441You and JEFF pretend to eat popcorn as the airlock hisses open. Employees A and C enter the containment cell. C is another female Employee in the same condition as A, but taller. C says something encouraging to A and flashes a peace sign. A flashes a reverse peace sign in response.Employee C greets [Entry Not Found].[Entry Not Found] complains about mean women.Employee C assures [Entry Not Found] that Employee A is not in the area.Employee A makes a face and continues working.Employee C asks if [Entry Not Found] is comfortable inside.[Entry Not Found] whines about needing to be left alone.[Entry Not Found] leaks blood and viscera.Employee C spends the rest of the work time inspecting [Entry Not Found].The Work Order is completed.Emotive Energy Count: +2/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: CalmEmployee Aspects Revealed:- Employee C – Friendly (Entertain+ Deprive-)Working Notes - Employee C:- Wow! Woah! An Executioner Model Mk.V! These bad boys were discontinued for being "too cruel," but were recontinued soon after.- Aside from the anterior seam, there aren't any input holes or pumps. Sealed up nice and tight(?) in there. Comfy.- There's a lot of blood coming out of this anomaly. I count more than nine pints! Amazing!- Smells bad like rot and sweat. Yuck.- [A crude sketch of the inside is labeled:] "Blender? Smoothie? What kind of meat? Edible?"Employee A sizes [Entry Not Found] up.Employee A says a disparaging remark about [Entry Not Found]'s impotency.Employee A stares at [Entry Not Found].Nothing happens.Employee A kicks [Entry Not Found].Employee A kicks [Entry Not Found].Employee A hits [Entry Not Found] with a pipe.Employee A takes a break.Employee A hits [Entry Not Found] with a pipe.Employee A hits [Entry Not Found] with a pipe.Nothing happens.Employee C tells Employee A to not make a racket.Employee A gives up and leaves.The Work Order is completed.Emotive Energy Count: 0/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Working Notes - Employee A:- How tf do u "deprive" a nuke???Quota: 0/5 PRODUCT exportedE-Energy: 8 unitsDTC-ENERGY: 0 unitsINTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]>Somewhere in Nevada.>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>PRODUCTION room.>Elevator.>Assign Employee (Write in. Be specific.).CONSOLE COMMANDS>Switch between available cameras.>Edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Force facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.HELLA JEFF>Ask a question. (Write in.)>Give order. (Write in.)Wrong terms under aspect on the last post oops
>>4713445>Enable Occupied (Employee B), might as well see what makes him tick>Entertain Entry Not Found (Employee C), he seems to be good at that.Not quite sure how we're going to entertain a fucking nuke but might as well try!
Holy fuck, what is wrong with this facility. Did some anomaly take over the lobotomy corp and replace the manager with us?>>4713461I guess I'll third this.
>>4713461Pfft, forgot to use it's actual name. Somewhere in Neveda is what we're entertaining.
>>4713445>>4713461>>4713554>>4713600"I wish I could order directly from the Company catalogs again. I lost the privilege for buying too much on impulse, but I think my choices in consumer products can really improve this place. Take for instance, my voice synthesizer. On top of the files destruction, I am now forced to sound unintentionally amusing. This is no way to treat a lady... I should slit Twelve's throat."https://youtu.be/QcXPBpYtIyMEmployee B enters the containment cell with a mop and a bucket, followed by Employee C. The latter grimaces at the building stench of blood and guts, while the gentleman seems entirely unfazed. He seems too well dressed for his current job.Employee B begins to clean the area.Employee B samples the discharge material.[Entry Not Found]'s discharge flow begins to slow.Employee B finishes cleaning.[Entry Not Found] thanks Employee B for his help.Employee B asks [Entry Not Found] how he arrived at his current condition.[Entry Not Found] begins to mutter.Employee B listens intently.Employee B thanks [Entry Not Found] for his time.The Work Order on Occupied! Do Not Enter! is completed.Emotive Energy Count: +5/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: AppreciativeEmployee Aspects Revealed:- Employee B - Former Gut-Gatherer (Knowledge of medicine and anatomy)Working Notes- Yohan willingly entered this public Executioner model, stating that this was his most powerful act of rebellion against the outside world.- Anomaly is in a constant state of physical pain, but will not allow anyone to treat him directly.- From a small sample, the blood is [blood]entirely normal[/blood], if a bit sweet. Viscera is a slurry of bone chips, and what tastes like healthy skeletal muscle and duodenal tissue.- Judging from what and D-19344 told me, this anomaly does not respond well to initial confrontation.Employee C attempts to converse with [Entry Not Found].Employee C elaborates on her thoughts on numerous consumer products.Employee C explains the finer points of the construction of wasp nests.Employee C evaluates the other Employees' guesses on who the new Overseer is.Employee C catches her breath.Employee C wonders what that mysterious ticking noise is.The Work Order on Somewhere in Nevada is completed.Emotive Energy Count: +2/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspects Revealed:- Employee C - Drone (???)Working Notes- Tick tock.
>>4713713Quota: 0/5 PRODUCT exportedE-Energy: 15 units, +2 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 0 unitsINTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]>Somewhere in Nevada.>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>PRODUCTION room.>Elevator.>Assign Employee (Write in. Be specific.).CONSOLE COMMANDS>Switch between available cameras.>Edit anomaly dossiers and database. [This clears the Entry Not Found errors.] (Write in.)>Force facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.HELLA JEFF>Ask a question. (Write in.)>Give order. (Write in.)OOPS. Missed the italics ending and blood should be blue
>>4713716 >>4713716Well, shit, we got enough energy to do quota >Production Room (generic employee, don't wanna expend A, B, or C yet.), with all 15 energy we have.>Elevator (Employee A), might as well see what the fuck that's all about.
>>4713729This, + one foster work on the nuke by another expendable. Let’s say it’s D in the production, and E working on the nuke?
>>4714392Yes. Assigned as we are introduced to them.
>>4713729>>4714392>Produce all E-energy storesYou watch ACQ-A snatch the E-Energy packets out of the air as they tumble out from an open pipe in the breakroom. He turns and presses them into Employee D's hands, instructing the hollow-eyed Employee on where to go. After a few seconds of being stared at, ACQ-A snaps his fingers in the man's face before the Employee shuffles off towards his destination.Employee D mutters inconsolably. Employee D enters the PRODUCTION room.The airlock bolts itself shut behind him.Restarting biological matter sensors...Checking proper input valves...Refreshing circulation pipes...Testing for holes in the universal death matrix...Fragmenting ego...Initalization... OK.There is an audible sigh of relief as heavy machinery clatters to life.A distant wail of despair is heard.Jacquill Hill has died.PRODUCTION begins.The Work Order on PRODUCTION has been completed.PRODUCT Count: +6Quota fulfilled! You may now end the workday.Employee Aspect Revealed:- Employee D (Jacquill Hill) - Goner (All Interaction Results-, Will to Live-)You read the work report twice. You feel nothing in particular towards its death."At least he was not meant for much longer anyway. Otherwise a waste of company oxygen. And look at that, an extra PRODUCT was generated. Upper Management will be pleased!""Overseer, Overseer. It is good not to get attached to your Employees. We have reserves. And if the reserves run out, we can always get more reserves.""People are bit like piston rods now, only more screamy and whiny. All used up and completely unnecessary? Insert a fresh rod and toss the old one out. Let it take a paid vacation out of its own mind even. Everyone gets what he wants in the end."
>???The console pings, and JEFF picks up the notification. "A message from ACQ-B's PDA. It reads, 'Overseer, should we concerned about the ticking? It's rather worrying, to say the least. Do I need to intervene?'""I do not hear anything myself. It could be the ventilation or just hallucinations. Some employees react badly to the productivity gases mixed within our air supplies. Those employees who cannot function in a normal working environment should just disappear. Shame on them for sneaking past our recruitment officers!">Foster Somewhere in NevadaEmployee E strides through the airlock, shaking a bag of chips. The young man cracks his knuckles before inspecting Somewhere in Nevada.Employee E finds a control panel on the side of [Entry Not Found].Employee E finds a wiring panel.Employee E tries to find an opening.Employee E leaves the containment room. The Work Order on Somewhere in Nevada is completed.Emotive Energy Count: +2/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspects Revealed:- Employee E - Practical (Energy Collection+)Working Notes- You can't really feed this thing. It's just an inert machine isn't it?- Also, the other thing in the room is talking to itself. I think we can get more energy out of that than this.>Send Employee A down the elevatorEmployee A receives the work order.Employee A grumbles about not being paid enough.Employee A wrenches out a piece of piping again.Employee A enters the elevator and presses the button to the second floor.There is a ping on the lower floor.The shuffling begins to move down the hall.>VIOLENCE: 4d6 need to be rolled. (+1 Dice from Forceful.) 3 successes are needed, ranging from failure (0), partial success (1-2), success (3), and excellent success (4).>4 and lower rolls result in a failure. 5 and 6 count as successes.Quota: 0/5 PRODUCT exported, 6 PRODUCT generating (6 hours)E-Energy: 2 units, +2 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 0 unitsINTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]>Somewhere in Nevada.>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>PRODUCTION room.>Assign Employee (Write in. Be specific about interaction, sex, special actions, etc.).CONSOLE COMMANDS>Switch between available cameras.>Edit anomaly dossiers and database. [This clears the Entry Not Found errors.] (Write in.)>Force facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.HELLA JEFF>Ask a question. (Write in.)>Give order. (Write in.)ACQ-B>Ask how he was able to contact you directly.>Assure him that everything is fine.>Assure him that you will look into it.>Write in.Dice mechanics are yet to be finalized. Please be warmed. Also, slow, slow day.
Rolled 5, 4, 6, 6 = 21 (4d6)>>4714556Employee A, try doing us good, you lump of meat. While all of that happens, let's try writing down some shit about the anomalies What Employee E just said is very vague and ominous, let's try checking that out. >Enable Somewhere in Nevada (generic employee), tell them to try to find this entity that Employee E referred to
>>4714623>Occupied! >Occupied! Do Not Enter! is a Executioner Model MK.V that is occupied by "Yohan". The model constantly leaks blood and visceral, which seems to flow depending on it's mood. When distressed, it sprayed viscera at Employee A. When cleaned up by Employee B, the discharge slowed down. Occupied! Do Not Enter constantly asks to be left alone and does not respond well to initial confrontation. It is assumed this is one of the reasons why "Yohan" willingly entered the Executioner as a "most powerful act of rebellion against the outside world >Somewhere in Nevada >Somewhere in Nevada is a nuclear bomb. So far, the only noticeable anomalous traits is a ticking noise reported by some of the employees and a supposed entity within the same room as the bomb. >The bomb itself seems inert outside of these two reported traits of it.
>>4714623isnt the other entity Occupied! Do Not Enter!
>>4714806Oh. Pfft, shit, I thought there was like some shadowy figure with the bomb. I kinda woke up with I posted it. My bad. Still going with Enabling the bomb. Just forget about that little detail.
>>4714556>> Enable Somewhere in Nevada.>generic employee
>>4714628>>4714808Yeah, just scribble out the "supposed entity" part in the log and action thing. For all we know, it's just a bomb that makes a lot of ticking. Still assigning Generic employee (Probably H now?) to the bomb and enabling it. Might as well see what makes it tick...heh? .
For ACQ-B...>"Don't worry about it. We'll look into it but you know. Nothing bad has happened yet, has it?"
>>4714623>>4714808>>4714809>>4714817>Employee AOver the audio channel of the second floor corridor, you hear the elevator doors open. Immediately, Employee A is greeted by a chorus of rasping shrieks. Several meaty thwacks are heard over the sound of incessant groaning. Around half a dozen other voices rise up and add to the din of escalating violence. You hear something being pulped into pieces.After a few minutes, you hear someone taking deep breaths between complaints about "dealing with fucking zombies" and "that dipshit nobrained noballs Manager." For a moment, you wish that she really would have bit it right then and there. You chuckle at yourself, and decide to hold off giving A another work order for now.>3/3 successes! Scenario resolved!"Maybe you should install a filter on Employee A." JEFF remarks. "Helped me out. At least, according to the previous Managers. I mean, Overseers.">"Don't worry about it. We'll look into it, but you know that nothing bad has happened yet, has it?""'As you say, Overseer.' Looks like the Agent knows his place. Good.">Updates to anomaly dossiersYou enter in the information for each anomaly. Click, click, clack. You feel an small, but fulfilling satisfaction towards filling out the forms. >Enable Somewhere in NevadaYou assign the last type of Work on the nuke and hope to make a breakthrough. Employee F enters with an inscrutable smirk and terrible posture, her eyes completely covered by her bangs. The airlocks bolt shut behind her. The lighting of the room enters a blood-red emergency state. Incredible volumes of blood cascade out of Occupied! as it begins to panic. https://youtu.be/L1T-fLNCc9Uhttps://youtu.be/9Tx8lphVLroATTENTION! CATACLYSM SUPPRESSION IN PROGRESS!The on-site nuclear warhead has been armed and set to detonate within 90 seconds. All surviving personnel are to obey orders given by their Department Heads. Violation of orders will result in immediate firing. This is not a drill.Employee F sprints towards the nuke.Employee F rips off the wiring panel with her bare hands.Employee F screams in mortal terror.All Employees have Panicked!Employee F finds the wires and states each color for the camera."AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-"SOMEWHERE IN NEVADASPECIAL ACTION: DISARMOne wire instantly detonates the bomb, one wire stops the detonation. Are you a bad enough dude(tte)?>Cut GREEN>Cut BLACK>Cut RED>Cut YELLOW >Cut BLUE>Which order?
>>4715172HMMM OH FUCK OH FUCK BOYS> Blue> Red > Black> Green> Yellow.I’m basing it off the two we see in this image. > “Employee F, cut the wires in this order, the very moment you hear them. (Colors.)”
>>4715172OH GOD OH FUCK WHY DID WE TOUCH THE GOD DAMN NUKE WHO EVEN DECIDED TO GET IT IN THE FIRST PLACE >>4715183I GUESS THIS?
>>4715172Jesus, that's definitely not good... I assume that it's all up to luck, right? If so >>4715183 doesn't seem worse than any other... Make sure that Employee F stops once the bomb has been disarmed though
>>4715183>>4715187>>4715336>“Employee F, cut the wires in this order, the very moment you hear them:">"Blue, Red, Black, Green, Yellow."On the camera, you see Employee F check her PDA just in time before she would have started cutting at random.Employee F breathes out.Employee F cuts the blue wire.The countdown continues.Employee F resumes breathing.Employee F cuts the red wire.Blinding light fills the room, the console screen, your vision, the world. As unearthly ringing echoes in your ears, your last thoughts are "Oh fuck."...https://youtu.be/5ZaxnV7YDkoThat's that and this's this. And so it goes, until the waves of time recede forever. It has been a pleasure being with you.Look out for number fourteen, Overseer.
>>4715457Welp, that was amazingly quick. This quest over or?
>>4715457I *knew* we shouldn't have cut that red wire. Are we going to be able to restart?
>>4715457GG NO REThanks for running, QM.
>>4715457Alrighty then--guess a nuke does what a nuke does! Thanks for running!
>>4715468>>4715471>>4715477Temporal distortion levels are critical. Please check your sensors for any errors.Employee F has entered a coma.The Work Order on The Red Connection has been completed.Emotive Energy Count: +2/???Dramatic Tension-Catharsis Energy Count: +2/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Anomaly has been altered.Anomaly has generated a Epiphany: M.A.D WorldEmployee Aspects Revealed:- Employee F - Prepared (Enable+ Violence+)Working Notes - Researcher OPP-3, July Clearance:"In a more civilized era, our methods of killing were long distance. It was rare for a man to witness the moment that the light went out of another man's eyes. It was unthinkable that things would ever change. We all looked up to the sky in those days, but what was the use? When it finally happens, there would be no warning, no alarm, then nothing at all. Every other moment was spent thinking about what-ifs. What if they came today? What if they came tomorrow? What if they never came at all?Companies developed bunkers, teachers and students hid beneath desks, governments developed alarm systems. The What If had paralyzed us.Now we are all sons of bitches. Hiding while we rained death on a side of the world no one ever heard of. Then just like that, it was over. We crawled out of our bunkers, from up under our desks, from our offices in government, the light illuminating our scared, pale faces. It was a new day, and the light that greeted us was blinding. No, the warhead was never primed. Not even since day one. But an empty gun is still a gun."You wake up. Your hands are trembling. You remember nothing but light and silence. But slowly, normalcy is restored. You are still the Thirteenth Overseer. You are still managing the facility. You are in control again.You hear someone knocking at your office door. The console pings. HELLA JEFF doesn't read it aloud. It's from... Employee B? "Overseer, I'm outside the control room. End the workday so we have time to talk.">Oblige him.>Do not open.
Minor addition, oops.Temporal distortion levels are critical. Please check your sensors for any errors.Employee F cuts the black wire.Somewhere in Nevada chirps.The countdown stops.Employee F enters a coma.
>>4715633Jeez, what happened?How many hours do we have left today? Can we just tell him to wait, or ask him what he wants?
>>4715633>Ask him what the hell he wants first before opening--you're the one paying the fucking bills around here, you end the work day when you feel like it!
>>4715687It's around hour 6. Your Quota is still complete. Ask away.
>>4715740>We've still got things to deal with today. What do you want? >>4715633How has the anomaly been altered? Can we send someone to check it out? like, a random employee can Foster it? What can we do with that Epiphany ?
>>4715736>>4715687>>4715781Hour 6, Shift 1>Angrily message Employee B back about what he wants"I just want to talk about today," Employee B writes. "Voice my concerns to you in person."The console pings again. It's from Acquisition Agent B. "Overseer, the door is open under the current emergency settings. I've calmed Ben enough so that he isn't immediately breaking in, but you should come to a decision quickly. He's pretty mad."You're still trying to figure things out yourself. Temporal distortion? Epiphany? Anomaly alteration? Who the hell is Ben? Well, you can answer that last one pretty quickly.A SMALL TALK AT THE BACK OF BEYOND>Shutdown emergency settings. >Let the two men in.Quota: 0/5 PRODUCT exported, 6 PRODUCT generating (5 hours)E-Energy: 4 units, 0 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 2 unitsINTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]>The Red Connection.>>Epiphany: M.A.D World.>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>PRODUCTION room (unavailable, generating)>New action available: Collection>Assign Employee (Write in. Be specific about interaction, sex, special actions, etc.).CONSOLE COMMANDS>Switch between available cameras.>Edit anomaly dossiers and database. [This clears the Entry Not Found errors.] (Write in.)>Force facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.HELLA JEFF>Ask a question. (Write in.)>Give order. (Write in.)>Write in.
>>4715788Forgot pic. Oops.>Collection. Rather than interacting with the anomaly directly, byproducts and other materials from the anomaly are gathered. Be warned, potential invasion of personal space is rather rude to sentient anomalies.
>>4715788Let's assign Employee E to foster The Red Connection, and if possible, ask him to get the Epiphany that was there.Then, with the information he gave us, let's use that to fill in the database with the Red Connection's new information.Once we're done, i assume it couldn't hurt to let the two men in.
>>4715837Seconded, we should talk.
>>4715837>>4716098Hour 7, Shift 1You message ACQ-B to tell B to wait for a bit longer. You are curious about the former nuke anomaly and whatever an Epiphany is. "As you say, Overseer," ACQ-B replies.>Foster The Red Connection with Employee EAs Employee E steps through the airlock, a wave of blood washes over his ankles into the corridor. He seems slightly miffed at having his shoes get dirty. Occupied! is shaking violently, but is still rather immobile. Somehow he's managed to fall over again, the big crybaby.Employee E rights Occupied!Occupied! merely continues to shake.Employee E moves over to The Red Connection.Employee E dials a random number.Employee E holds the receiver up to his head.There is silence on the other end.Someone asks if anyone is there.Employee E affirms his presence.The Red Connection begs to not be hung up on.The Red Connection asks for someone to stay near her.The Red Connection needs a friend.Employee E obliges.The Red Connection cries.For a moment, the Red Connection isn't so lonely anymore.The call ends abruptly.Employee E hangs up.The Work Order on The Red Connection has been completed.E Energy Count: +3/???DTC Energy Count: 0Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Working Notes:- The voice on the other end had a peculiar accent, and was around the age of a young woman.- I tried my best to comfort her, but it happened so quickly. Something big was about to happen on the other side.- I'm surprised that I was able to connect to someone. This phone is not connected to any wires.In the slowly depleting lake of blood, Employee E finds a peculiar pair of eclipse glasses. He pockets them.Epiphany extracted: M.A.D World.>Fill in the anomaly dossier.As you open the dossier files, the empty page for The Red Connection surprises you. You ruminate for a moment, and you realize that you don't remember ever making it. You are also forced to make a new entry for Somewhere in Nevada. How peculiar.You fill in the snippets from the unknown Researcher for Somewhere in Nevada. Something tells you that The Red Connection has its own story to tell.
>>4716359>Let in the two men.After the final work order is completed, you turn off the emergency alert and manually enter the codes for the control room's door. It feels awfully quiet without JEFF.A pair of footsteps strides with great purpose towards you, followed by a much heavier pair at a languid pace. You swivel your chair to face the two Employees.The arrogant, young, and almost sneering face of B shifts into inscrutable expression as he finally meets the Overseer. He stares at you in silence. You wonder if there's something on your face.Perhaps he wasn't expecting the Overseer to be wearing:>An ordinary, nondescript Employee suit. (You are no one in particular.)>A set of the ragged raiments of the desperate, the impoverished, and the mad. (You are a Ghoul.)>A bright orange jumpsuit for identifying corporate meat puppets. (You are an M-Company Drone.)>A matching doctor's coat to Ben's own. (You are a Gut Gatherer.)>Nothing but your own iron skin. (You are an R-Company Commission.)>Write in? [This is probably not a good idea.]>You are a man or a woman?
>>4716383>An ordinary, nondescript Employee suit. (You are no one in particular)>Woman
>>4716383You gonna get a name and trip OP?>A matching doctor's coat to Ben's own. (You are a Gut Gatherer.)>Manalso that's the album cover to a pretty good album... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sya6Jh2pwzA&list=PLOYhN-U0ze8Ero5auAm2bf8-97LZEzwvy
>>4716383>A matching doctor's coat to Ben's own. (You are a Gut Gatherer.)
>>4716383>An ordinary, nondescript Employee suit. (You are no one in particular.)Or ARE WE? Dun dun duuuunnnAlso>MALE
>>4716383R company CommissionManRabbit time.
>A matching doctor's coat to Ben's own. (You are a Gut Gatherer.)>Male
>>4716383>>4716389>>4716428>>4716433>>4716450>>4716522>>4716564>>4716796>Gut Gatherer, Malehttps://youtu.be/9fIbYJM22xg"I wasn't expecting another defector," Employee B says flatly. His bewildered look shifts into an open belligerence, and he points a finger at you. "What are you doing here? Who promoted you to Overseer position? Are you going to-? Why-?""H-have you have been eating well?" You smile serenely as you offer your fellow Tooth the customary greeting between Harvestmen. (Gut Gatherer is such an unsavory term.)The appearance of B has started to dredge up a few dregs of your drowned memories, but it grinds your teeth that you can't answer any of his questions. But the answers will not elude you forever, so you quell your gnawing frustration. You wipe away a stream of saliva with your sleeve.B scrutinizes you, struggling to find the correct response, then lets out a sigh. "There's always enough to eat in the City. And I have been eating alright since I woke up." The younger man instinctively touches a hand to his mouth, then looks at it. He scowls. Still bloody, still fresh. "Though, it is regretful some of my coworkers were on the menu. The alarm you set off raised all sorts of hell. Me and the stronger-willed employees had to suppress the uh, outbursts from the others.""Hm." You weren't aware of what happened to your Employees after the blast. In fact, you didn't really care about they were doing during the other parts of the day."Did you even look in the breakroom? One of the Agents knocked Ellison out in the chaos, but I saw him moving towards the containment cell again. You should..." The employee loses his nerve to continue the demand."..."""You should... you don't know me, right?" You shake your head. The coat is more familiar than the man who wears it. B lets out a small chuckle. "I see. That's good, that's good. Been a long time since a surprise has been pleasant. The world is such a small place these days. Go out for a walk, and you'll see someone you know, friend or foe.""Hmmhmm."
>>4718201https://youtu.be/XRzaxH-qbls"A touching reunion, I take it?" ACQ-B steps into the light of the console. He is a large man, his movements deliberate, his voice deep-toned. The Agent extends a scarred hand in greeting. "Peter Haroma, Acquistion Team.""T-thirteen." You have no other moniker. For now, at least. You shake Peter's hand. His eyes bear a solemn sorrow, and his grip is like a murderer's."Ah, right. My apologies." B's grip is unsteady, but quickly resolves itself in an energetic handshake. "Just Benjamin. Or Ben.""N-now, what I can do for you fine gentlemen?""I just wanted to see the face of the man who holds our lives at his fingertips. Also, to beat up that man for screwing with the nuke. But uh, we're cool now.""I'm only here to stop Ben from saying something he would regret. (Hey.) And because I come bearing gifts." Peter presses a slim, garishly-colored brochure and a vinyl-bound catalog into your hands. You read their titles. DISCOUNT DAN'S CRAZY LOW-COST COMPANY CATALOG, the former screams. Catalog of the Major Powers, the latter proclaims. You don't have the time to look at them further. Maybe after work."T-thank you Agent. A-and B-ben?""Yes?" "G-grow a pair, look me in the eye, and say it. 'You should...'?""You should appoint a Head of Staff," Ben finishes. "I came to talk about the Heads of Staff and Departments. Or the fact that we have none so far. While you are in charge of the entire facility, you certainly aren't omniscient. You need have someone on the ground to manage things between these work orders. I took charge of the employees and the cleanup efforts for today, but you need to officially install a Head for the full benefit.""Us Acquisition Agents each have Head access, but we don't stay for very long periods of time due to our line of work. Someone needs to manage our headquarters.""Who do you have in mind for a Head of Staff?" [Heads of Staff grant Department and facility-wide upgrades depending on their specializations, as well as an authority figure under your control. Choose wisely, you have one Promotion syringe.]>You, Ben.>You, Peter.>Tell them that you'll need more time to think about this.>"Well, I have JEFF."What Department would you like to establish? Current active Departments: Acquisition.>Security.>Welfare.>Medical.>Write in.Quota: 0/5 PRODUCT exported, 6 PRODUCT generating (3 hours)E-Energy: 7 units, 0 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 2 unitsINTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]>The Red Connection.>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>PRODUCTION room (unavailable, active).>Assign Employee.CONSOLE COMMANDS>Edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Force facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)>Write in.Sorry about being absent yesterday. I fell asleep then had some studies to get through.
>>4718204(Forgot Peter. Oops.)
>>4718204Pretty in-depth system you've got here anon, hope we're not missing out on too much hahahaCan we have a list of all the known employees and their traits if we have them? We'll see with the other anons but otherwise i think that a Medical department wouldn't hurt.
>>4718204>>4718227Chad tastes, OP. Didn't know you were a LISA fan. Ignoring that, well, hey. Ben is a harvestman just like ourselves. Think he's a better choice to promote than Peter. I think medical would be fine.
>>4718227Employee A - Forceful (Attachment- Repression+)Employee B/Ben - Former Gut Gatherer (Knowledge of medicine and anatomy), Stronger Will(?)Employee C – Friendly (Entertain+ Deprive-)Employee D - Goner (All Interaction Results-, Will to Live-)Employee E - Practical (Energy Collection)Employee F - Prepared (Enable+ Violence+), currently Incapacitated (Unable to Work)Employee G-T - ???ACQ-B/Peter Haroma - ???, Stronger Will(?)ACQ-A, C - ???I am willing to simplify things if it gets a bit too hard to manage in the future.
>>4718239I think he's a bad choice. He seems to be under the impression that he can talk to us like an old buddy just because we're from the same place, and question us like this.Promoting him even higher will foster certain bad expectations from him. I think we should keep smiling for now, and show him who's boss in a bit.> "Well, I have JEFF."> "But I'll think about it for later."Establish:> MedicalInteractions: Entertain The Red Connection (Employee H)Converse with Occupied! (Employee G)Also, can we investigate what Epiphanies are?
>>4718273Eh, I thought it might've been fun to have someone we know, ya know? I am fine with the interactions, though. Supporting the interactions, at least.
>>4718280Yeah, he's someone we know. But I feel like that's exactly why we shouldn't promote him. He seems a bit power hungry, and is coming here to demand things of us.
>>4718290I suppose that's fair but what other choices do we really have? Peter? I guess he's the other choice (unless we just want to grab someone random and inject them). I guess some part of me just wanted to grab the devil we know instead of the devil we don't. Considering how the devils we don't know end up causing temporal nonsense.
>>4718292JEFF can sub in for now, and we can always save the syringe till we meet the other employees. Maybe we start calling them into our office to speak to them? The ones that we know so far. A, C, E, F.
>>4718302I know we haven't seen much of them but I don't particularly like A. Seems kinda a bit too rash and hot headed and we know how badly that can end up. C seems passable, nothing against them but nothing for them...and I got nothing for the other two. That would be a good idea, though.
>>4718302I think we should call in the ones we don't know, perhaps? I know A would fare poorly in Medical due to her personality. Let's look at what Epiphanies are, tooOtherwise, >Foster Occupied! Do Not Enter with Employee G>Entertain The Red Connection with Employee C
>>4716428The hell is a trip?>>4718239Welcome to Hell, sunshine.>>4718302You can call in your peons, sure. This takes them away from other works naturally. Got an interview script or questions?
>>4718558Like so. It's a username followed by a # then a password. Usually this is worn by QMs to make sure people know who is who (since ID can be fucked up)
>>4718561Ah, thank you. Cheers!
>>4718571No problem, sunshine. Onto the question of interview questions, maybe just some basic stuff? Are you able to handle a lot of pressure and responsibility, how good of a leader you think you are, how well do you think you can manage and oversee operations... You know, stuff that a good Head of Staff should be good at in order to do their job? A jackass and a gentle soul can be the same to us as long as they can handle the responsibility and do their job. The others can spitball ideas but that's what I got off the top of my head.
>>4718588Sounds like a good few questions, yes. Also ask them about their qualities and the like
This reminds me of a game I forgot the title of. If someone knows that could you tell me the name?
>>4718273>>4718302>>4718588>>4718372>>4718590>"Well, I have JEFF.">"But I'll think about it for later.">Establish Medical Department."N-no one yet. I still need more information to act upon. For now, I will renew the operation of the Medical Department and keep JEFF as my sole advisor. Expect your new duties shortly. That is all."Ben lets out a deep sigh of relief and disappointment, as if he had expected this result. "I understand your decisions, and I apologize for forcing the issue so quickly. But... who is the hell is Jeff?""That would be the Overseer's assistant unit, by elimination. We already have Ho-Jun for H, and Jun for J.""That thing?" Ben rubs his eyes. "That pain in the neck changed her name three times and gave me two extra forms when I was going through recuitment. The damnably silly voice doesn't help her case either. (She has it out for me, I swear.) Are you really sure about this, Overseer?""I-I am very sure." You attempt a reassuring smile. A flash of anxiety streaks across Ben's face. "N-now get out of my office. And have a good day, gentlemen."Ben attempts to put in a final word, but stops as Peter taps his shoulder and motions to the door. Time to go. "You too, sir." You watch as your fellow Tooth trails behind the Agent, looking so much like a stupid, sad puppy, and the two exit.You turn back to your console. "H-how long have you been awake, JEFF?" You ask aloud."Oh, I saw and heard everything. You maggots really like to talk behind each other's backs. I certainly see where I got my quote personality problems unquote from." Your assistant flashes onto the console screen. "And I see that you have a voice now. I already miss the days where I could talk at you without interruption.""Y-your thoughts on the kid?""Sniff, what an intolerable brat. I am glad that you chewed him up, pun intended, and sad that I was not able to do it myself. I lack a usable jaw as you know. Also, I would like to inform you that I am not equipped to deal with filtering through layers of insipid emotional ambiguity, Overseer. So annoying, so tiresome. People should just say what is on their mind bravely, instead of all this useless posturing and spineless indecision.""Hmm." "Talking is boring. Stop talking so often.""...""Oh, one more thing: you should end the workday as soon as your quota is finished. Active Energy collectors emit certain signals during their operation, which attracts unwanted attention from many outside parties and just bad luck in general. Also, we get a sweet time bonus if we fulfill the Quota early."Back pain and schoolwork happened, causing a delay. Back to it!
>>4721520>Epiphanies?"J-JEFF, what are Epiphanies?""Spell that out?""D-don't play stupid.""Consult the dictionary yourself. Use your jaw to feel it out, if you cannot use your brain to think it through. Though, I must admit that you generated that Epiphany awfully quick. Usually, it takes a certain understanding of the anomaly and its nature to create the specific conditions necessary manifest its Epiphany or even for the anomaly to change form. Though, I wonder what you did to the phone to cause such a shift? Was it related to the alarm?""Y-you don't remember screaming about the nuke?""Woah! A nuke! Have you been holding out on me? Where?""N-nevermind. Can we conduct research on Epiphanies?""Currently, no. The last that I recall of the relevant Research Department is that they were having an collective flashy dance session shortly before simultaneously immolating during a regularly scheduled containment breach. The light show was spectacular, though I do not think any photos of the event can be considered safe for work. Alternatively, we can equip the Epiphany just as it is. This is a plan without any possibility of unforeseen consequences. Have I been wrong so far?">Entertain The Red Connection with Employee H>Entertain Occupied! Do Not Enter! with Employee GEmployee H looks incredibly disinterested as he shuffles into the very bloody containment cell. Employee G walks in, rather generically.Employee H holds the reciever to his head.There is a voice on the other end.The Red Connection asks Employee H where her mother went.Employee H is taken off guard.The Red Connection repeats the question.It's the strangest feeling when a once-busy city is empty.The Red Connection continues to cry.Alarms blare in the distance.Employee H tells The Red Connection to find somewhere safe to hide.The call ends abruptly.Employee H hangs up.The Work Order on The Red Connection is completed.Emotive Energy Count: +4/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspects Revealed:- Employee H - Lackadaiscial (Energy Collection-, Deprivation-, Entertainment+)Working Notes:- I'd rather not talk about it.Employee G attempts to talk to Occupied!Red light is emitting from the joints of Occupied!Somone is mumbling rapidly under his breath.Employee G checks the collector levels.Employee G waves goodbye to Occupied!Employee G leaves the containment cell.The Work Order on Occupied! Do Not Enter! is completed.Emotive Energy Count: +10 (23/15) WARNINGCurrent Anomaly Demeanor: Stressed.Employee Aspect Revealed:- Employee G - BoringWorking Notes:- "Shut up. Be quiet." It says things like that over and over.- No point in working on an overstimulated anomaly.- No point in talking to someone who's busy.- Get a janitor crew for all the blood. Everyone entering the containment cell smells like it.
>>4721524>???https://youtu.be/mjFNymogP3MAs you are reviewing the newest reports, the control room airlock hisses open. You weren't expecting anyone. Humming flows into the room, smooth as velvet."-eeeeaaaaaaa... Ohhhhhhhh-hey, this keycard works. Pretty cool, pretty cool." Employee A ducks under the doorway and enters, holding a bundle of bloody clothes under her arm. Scars form a cross on her face, which do nothing to hide the incredible smugness that comes with the forbidden pride of trespassing."...""Eugh, another mouth breather? I guess we have a breach if you rats keep coming in. Wanna tell me your name?""...""Wait. This is the control-" Looks like she finally recognizes you. A's smile widens. "Hey, uh, boss. Uh. You mind if I keep all this loot from the second floor? I earned it. Dead people don't need their stuff anyway.""...""You're a cool guy, right? Can I at least keep the glasses?""Y-yes, but you should come closer." You flash a welcoming smile. A's smirk falters. "I-I insist. You came just time for your interview.""Eh? I thought I finished all of those? Eh?" >Interview with Employee A"T-tell me about yourself. Do you have any particular skills?""Uhh... I can lick my eyeball if I stick out my tongue, lemme show you ("N-no need."), and I can punch a guy's skull out of his head with my bare hands. He was a zombie though, prolly doesn't count.""A-any experience with leadership?""I just follow orders and my heart. Just point me at a problem and I'll solve it, no questions asked. If anyone gets out of line, I can put them back just as easily. It's not hard.""H-how well do you handle pressure and responsibility?""Well. Don't panic, don't screw up, just execute orders.""I-I think we're done here. Leave the keycard, you can keep the rest."Almost out of the doorway, A turns around."No hard feelings, boss?""N-none at all. Just get out of my office."The airlock closes once more. You let out a breath you didn't know you were holding and sink into your office chair. This is what a piece of "meat" must have felt as it was being stalked by Gut Gatherers; a taste of your own medicine.Hour 8, Shift 1Quota: 0/5 PRODUCT exported, 6 PRODUCT generating (2 hours)E-Energy: 17 units, 0 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 2 unitsINTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]>The Red Connection.>Occupied! Do Not Enter!>PRODUCTION room (unavailable, active).>Elevator to the 2nd floor.>Assign Employee (specify work, sex, etc.)CONSOLE COMMANDS>Edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Force facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)>Write in.I lack vicious/smug girl pictures. Uh oh.
>>4721563We still got two more hours before all of the product is exported. Let's just focus on those interviews, we really don't need any more energy right now. >Interview Employee C, same questions as we asked A.How do you guys feel about A? Despite my first impression of them, they don't seem like the worst possible choice so far. Though I'm not sure if that's a thinly veiled insult towards them.
>>4721571Reminder: PRODUCT export is automatic. You can end the day, turn off the collectors, and interview/upgrade then.
>>4721605Really? Shit, let's just end the day and do the interviews.
Thread so far is top shelf shit QM, really liking it so far. Also, I say we ask Jeff about the specifics of how dangerous epiphanies can be and to who, I want to put the glasses on some chump but only if the only one dying is them.
Is this a sequel I'm just a bit confused about the setting or will it be reviewed with time
>>4722131Not a sequel. Lobotomy Corporation but everyone is either insane, incompetent, or has intense brain-damage.Update soon. Pic unrelated.
>>4721791>Another question about Epiphanies"It would have been funnier if you fucked around and found out like a true scientist, but your persistence in asking has forced my hand.""Epiphanies vary in terms of effectiveness, usefulness, and overall weirdness, but typically equipment-based Epiphanies are used in the same ways as the objects that they resemble and do not usually get their users killed. For example, those goggles would probably provide excellent defense against bright lights for the person wearing them, like an actual pair of eclipse goggles.""Very simple, no?">END WORKDAYA great burden feels lifted from your shoulders as the End of the Day report is printed.SHIFT 1 COMPLETERating: C+Energy Collected: 17 E units, 2 DTC unitsPRODUCT Generated: 6/5 units- Quota fulfilled- One employee killed (Jacquill "Doogie" Hill)- One employee incapacitated (Francine Hayes)- Tardiness (Predicted shift time: three hours)No time bonus!A message is attached to the bottom. It reads:Congratulations, X, on your recent promotion to Overseer of one of P Company's finest PRODUCTION facilities. Like the Overseers before you, you must have many questions and anxieties to be addressed.But as you long as you fulfill our quota, it's going to be alright.As our newest member of the P Company PRODUCTION team, we have nothing but the highest expectations for your success.Love,Upper ManagementP.S. Temporal distortions are no excuse for being late with your assigned duties. Time is money.They didn't even bother to put in your name..."Congratulations Overseer!" JEFF appears on the screen. "You survived your first day!"A rusted buzzsaw falls from the ceiling and embeds itself by your right foot. "Oops, wrong button." A half-hearted spray of confetti drifts down onto your head."W-what happens now?""Shopping! Check out those brochures and catalogs! Maybe there will be a discount on equipment and upgrades to the facility! And other stuff. The Employees will be doing whatever Employees are supposed to do.""Also, what are you doing Overseer?" JEFF says as you perform your umpteenth one-armed pushup."S-stretching, and yes." You stand up and roll your neck, producing an utterly satisfying crack! Since the nature of your job requires you to be seated for the duration of the shift, it is even more important to maintain proper posture and fitness on your own time. Your personal philosophy dictates that it would be a terrible shame for a man to let his body go to waste. You certainly aren't a hypocrite. Hehe.In addition, the exercise gives you time to think about what to do during your allotted DOWNTIME:>Consult your company catalogs. Roll a d100 for discounts, best of three.>Take a walk around your facility.>Call a meeting with your Employees. (Specify.)>Write in.Small update to get final decisions on the downtime plans.
>>4722391We're going to focus on some interviews, of course, to decide who should become a department head. We already did A, so C and E are next (D is fucking Dead and F is in a coma). The catalogs are also interesting if we have enough spare time after interviews to look at them.
>>4722391Pretty much what >>4722398 said, i can't quite think of anything else that would be better. I think A would make a great security team leader, though.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>4722391> Chad ABased QM.Rolling for discount.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>4722391>>Consult your company catalogs. Roll a d100 for discounts, best of three.I want to see what we can get
Rolled 1 (1d100)Oh, right, d100.
>>4723525this is for the catalog but uh...hrm. looks like 38 it is.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>Consult your company catalogs. Roll a d100 for discounts, best of three.Rolling for the discount.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>4722391
>>4722398>Interview Chttps://youtu.be/L0t2qsIrfIo Air Pressure themeYou raise an eyebrow as Employee C enters the room. Even with most of your memories missing, this is the first time that you have ever seen a person skip, and skip happily at that."Helloooooooo Mister Overseeeeeeer~" C slides into the folding chair set before you. She leans in with an expectant smile and a vacant stare. "Is this the right place for the interview?""Y-yes. And you must be?" You make note to ask for A's name later on. Her... unexpected visit threw your usual pleasantries out of the metaphorical window."It's Casey now. Formerly Drone 19344. I'm so glad you are here now, Overseer." Casey sticks her hand out; you have to exert some effort to ride out her frantic handshake. Her palm is distressingly sweaty."Mmmhmm. L-let's begin the interview." You pause to wipe your mouth. "Ahem. First, summarize your strengths in a few words.""I follow directions very well! In fact, that's what I was made to do." C takes a deep breath, straightens her back, and brings her pointer finger up. "'Did you know? M Com-'""P-please don't. I am looking for potential Department Heads, not paid advertisements.""Oh, okay, okay." C seems crestfallen, then perks back up again. "I'm also very good with listening to the other Employees. They don't think I do, but I get to surprise them later with the advice that they've always needed. It's good to help your coworkers, of course! We've got to stick together.""N-next quest-.""Oh! I'm very good at hauling bodies." You glare at Casey. "Ah, sorry.""N-next question. Do you have any prior experience with leadership roles?""Yep, yeppers. Head Sanitation Technician in Sector 8. I saw corpses more frequently than my coworkers though. Sometimes I saw my coworkers in the body bags themselves. They were like sisters to me. I got sad whenever that happened.""W-what was your main duty as a janitor?""Follow orders!" Casey gives a thumbs-up. "PDA says move the bodies, don't use the bathroom during work hours, clean the workplace, report suspicious gatherings, and so on. Working here reminds me of that.""A-and where did you bury the bodies?""We don't. The Recycler takes care of that. It's a relief and a comfort in knowing that death brings joy through affordable commercial products, of course!""W-what sort of products did your last job make?""I don't know. My previous employers didn't tell me anything and I never got to see the products. That's alright though. The Administration has its reasons. I'm sure of it.""I-I see. That should be enough for now. Get out.""Take care Overseer!""And one more thing!" Casey pokes her head back through the doorway. "Don't sleep with your mouth open!" She waves goodbye and disappears for good. "I love you."You suppress a shudder as the sound of footsteps dies away. That girl ain't right.
>>4725615>Interview Ehttps://youtu.be/s10ldVRHRSw Bob Dylan - The Man in Me"Good evening Overseer." Employee E nods as he enters. "Name's Edward Sobchak. They call me Ed. Are you doing alright, sir?""G-good evening. I'm moderately unsettled, but that seems to be the standard around here." You flip to a fresh page on your clipboard. "You seem more normal than the last two." "Tell me about it. Industry standards have really started to slide over the last few years. Half of the people in the break room would probably kill each other if we run out of chips in the vending machines. The other half would just eat the casualties.""Hmmmhmmm. A-are we low on rations?" "Yeah, but people can manage." Edward shrugs before sitting down. "I broke open some of the pipes by the bathrooms, so we have a steady supply of blood to keep us full. Sorta miss the chips though.""I'll keep that in mind. Are you ready for your interview?""Ready as I'll ever be.""First question. What are your strengths? Your weaknesses?""I can improvise and work under pressure well, judging from past experiences. I don't really have a special set of skills to rely upon. Kinda why I applied here.""Do you have any experience with leadership?""None so far, but I'm willing to learn.""Do you have any skills?""Slacking off. Eating less than five dollars a day." Ed squirms in his seat. "And I have a liberal arts degree...""So nothing then?""It's a degree in theoretical engineering, with a minor in hemoichthyology. The skills are applicable everywhere as I've been finding out.""How many jobs have you taken before this one?""About a dozen odd jobs here and there. Sanitation and service, mostly.""Anything that surprises you here? Seems like you have your share of stories.""A lot less deaths than I was expecting. The employment ads had me worried for a second. Only one guy, most likely a suicide? It's a lot better than what I've seen from cleaning up a bar in the after-hours.""Alright. That will be all for now. Take care.""Aye aye. You too sir." His handshake is firm, but not aggressive. The two of you wave each other off.
>>4725619>>4722887>>4723476>>4723525 (KEK)You begin to peruse through your catalogs and parse for the most relevant purchases...You have:17 E ENERGY2 DTC ENERGY1 PRODUCTHELLA JEFF>JACK employee implant. Allows direct control of an employee for around an hour. (3 for 5 E Energy) (Major Powers)>CARDIAC ARREST module. Allows lethal nerve gas to be pumped throughout the facility during a Crisis or Cataclysm level incident. ([s]20 E[/s] 10 E, 1 DTC) (Discount Dan's) (DISCOUNT)>BRADYCARDIA module. Allows nonlethal sleeping gas to be pumped throughout the facility during a Control, Crisis, or Cataclysm level incident. (10 E, 1 DTC) (Major Powers)>HEARTBEAT module. Reads Employee suit sensors for their health. (3 E) (Major Powers)>DEALER shell. Provides a facility assistant with a remote controlled shell. (1 Product) (Major Powers)Facility>INSIGHT. Determines if a work result is good or bad, and gives hints towards Epiphany manifesting conditions. (10 E) (Major Powers)>REPRESSION. Produces warnings if a containment breach or an attack from outside parties is imminent. Declares facility danger levels. (10 E) (Major Powers)>INSTINCT. Rationalizes PRODUCTION machinery to have a new rate of 2 E to 1 PRODUCT. (20 E, 3 PRODUCT) (Major Powers)>Room construction. Make or repurpose a room of your choice (ex. cafeteria, storage, dorms). (2 E) (Major Powers)>Beer Vending Machine. "Prost. -N" ([s]5 E[/s] 2 E) (Discount Dan's) (DISCOUNT)Employees>Mind Restoration Dose. Removes traumatic memories and neural afflictions to revive an Employee from a coma. (1 PRODUCT) (Major Powers)>Promotion syringe. Promotes an Employee to a Department Head. (1 PRODUCT, 1 DTC)>Hire an employee. (1 E) (Major Powers)>Hire a drone. (1 E) (Major Powers)>Hire a rejected drone. (1 E for 2) (Discount Dan's)>Hire a Clown. Honk honk! (17 E, 1 DTC, 1 PRODUCT) (Discount Dan's)>Hire a psychologist. "Excellent listener. Does not require food or water." ([s]5 E[/s] 1 E) (Discount Dan's) (DISCOUNT)On the last page of the Catalog of Major Powers, you see a small line in fine print: Prices are not final and may fluctuate to accommodate market demand.>Purchase?>Call meeting with?>End day.>Write in.
We have a fucking clown option? Nevertheless, how do you folks feel about the three people we have interviewed? You think any of 'em are good enough for a stab in the arm? A seems better for a security role than anything but wouldn't be the worst choice. C scares me because someone being unironically happy in a setting like this is always offputting. E might be good if he is actually good at improvising, since that's a good skill to have when we inevitably cause another bomb to go off.
>>4725641Will answer for the purchases a little later but so far I really like C, she's cute lol That aside i feel like she'd be a good fit for the medical team, she's seen bodies and she's pretty upbeat, we'll definitely need that for someone who has to deal with death and gruesome injuries pretty often. Otherwise E would be a decent leader for something else I feel, but medical definitely needs someone with expérience.
>>4726118Makes sense. Fuck it, inject C then unless someone has a counter argument.As for what we should buy, I think INSIGHT or REPRESSION would be good choices. You?
>>4726339INSIGHT would definitely be wonderful. If we have enough, I'd hire a Psychologist, or buy a beer vending machine, since both are on sale, and according to E, we'd definitely need one or the other. Let's be a model manager~
>>4726365Alright. So how does this sound? >Inject C >Insight >Beer Vending Machine >Psychologist That would leave us with 4 E Energy for later and 1 DTC.
Haven't voted last I checked, but I wanted to go through a lot of stuff first anyhow>>4721563A gives me Gebura vibes, but not that much. There's more plucky cocksure "fuck you" vibes like a lesser TF2 Scout. Dunno how else to describe her, gotta think on it more I guess.>>4725615C has happy skipping, frantic, sweaty, mood-swingy, says "yeppers", advertisement at the drop of a hat, good work ethic, craves Overseer cock. Malcute vibes all the way, and then some.>>4725619E is frank, direct, bland, languid, enduring, minored in blood fish or something, former janman, easygoing as can be without being hopeless like Netzach or unflappably calm like Chesed.>>4726368This is good. When are we going to directly inject C with our semen though? Drones are supposed to be uber-expendable, or something based on the way the little bits of info seem to point out.
>>4726376I don't see any reason to not do it now. We can always get another drone if you're worried about missing out on one. we still got 4 E energy to buy one.
Going to go through every single one of these posts because autism>>4711588OP post.>lammar heartSuggests the AI was named "Lammar" before we went with HELLA JEFF even though they're feminine. When will we get a SWEET BRO to give them a partner in crime?>thirteenth opening in this monthSo it's been one month and there were 12 Overseers before us in this time? Interesting. The rapid loss of Overseers is something to bring up to the others, maybe one of the Agents would know what happened before we stepped up?>cognitive filtersI doubt everything looks cutesy and cartoonish like Lobotomy Corp though. Maybe realistic like Ruina art, minus legs being half of one's height?>>4711709Second post>The last Overseer stopped having those after-ahem.A hint at whatever happened to O-12, our direct predecessor>ruined corridorHow badly damaged? Is it all recent or years old?>ominous, blacker-than-black boxesAre they blacked out on the view feeds by JEFF, or are they pitch black completely by default? What material are these containment cubes made of?>cleaner room, well-lit and well-fortifiedThis must be the "anom storage room"?>airlocksInteresting. This is aboveground or underground?>Acquisition team has stol-I mean, ‘extracted’ two new anomaliesStolen, but from where?>(Choose two anomalies.)I love the comments by the Agents regarding the anomalies.>“And this place was supposed to be a safe zone.”More tidbits on the facility we're boss of>>4711776Third post>Agent… without struggling to recall, you suddenly had that word in mindOverseer injection planted information and terminology directly into our brain? Cool>Somewhere in Nevada acquiredBut we still haven't acquired VIOLENCE. Madness Combat is quality taste OP>I thought they salvaged all of these things!Implying all nuclear bombs and weaponry is under somebody's control, or disarmament is the norm?>leave the room, leaving the camera focused on the two anomalies.So every single anomaly we get will be in the same room by default? No individual containment chambers like in Lobotomy Corp? That's already interesting enough. I can imagine the sheer chaos future works might become if every work happens all at once in the same room>Because I am a punk who thinks that he can get away with it. Lesson learned.Post IDs exist for a reason, OP, don't you forget it!
>>4711788Fourth post>Foster>Enable>Entertain>DepriveIs it intentional that the four in that order have their initials as F.E.E.D., after that one quest that one ESL QM ran before he started running Persona: Moonless?>on-site maid serv-We'll get maid uniforms for female employees to wear for Enable work in the future, I hope.>This list of interactions may be added to or edited as you please.There used to be more work types in the alpha of Lobotomy Corp. before they got simplified to the standard four.>always specify actionsLike perform the work a certain way? Reminds me of LobCorp /v/ and /vst/ threads theorizing about what exactly the works would entail for each specific abno. Interesting stuff.>Unfortunately, almost all our Departments have been destroyed, and most of our Agents are displacedWe should ask the other Agents and JEFF more about this. Seems serious enough>If either of us had parentsAsk JEFF who created him. He's an AI, some human had to make and program him after all>>4712852Fifth post>The sound of an airhorn erupts from the console, echoing throughout the halls of the facility.We need to ask JEFF how we can do that, so we can meme MLG airhorn in victory at everybody after a big success where nobody dies. Reminds me of the SS13 AI being able to play sound effects to the whole station>This user interface is not user friendly at all. You should sue R Company for false advertisement.Other Companies? Something else to ask JEFF about when we can. They made the user interface JEFF uses? What's the connection there?>stole a few sodas when the power was out a few days agoGood thing we didn't make A a department head, huh? That's the sort of shit that WILL bite us in the ass later>entirely censored screen, alarming black and red barsReally makes me [CENSORED] like [CENSORED], OP>send in an Employee that you would not missSo PRODUCT = X Energy + 1 random human scum?Stopping here for now, still got a lot more. What do you guys think so far?
>>4726430I think the most important questions to ask would probably be about who made Jeff, the other companies, what happened to the overseers before us, and what the fuck happened that destroyed most of our departments. We should probably ask those when we can.
>>4726368That could work, yup! Psychologist is very cheap so i suppose that's a steal lol>>4726376Nice sum-up, made me appreciate C even more. I won't be a waifufag about it though don't worry. Also your posts about reading through every post was interesting, i didn't think that far... But also i didn't go past day 9 lmao, I'm just too bad at the game
>>4721791Never got to say thanks. So thank you for coming for the ride.>>4726422>>47264301. Hallways look very badly maintained like the pic of that post.2. Cube are made of a pitch black material. No censors there.3. Cleaner, better room is the containment cell.4. You can move the anomalies around by getting your peons to do it for you. 5. YES! Two threads worth of kino; I wanted to follow in the footsteps of that QM through this. I'll take a look at Moonless too. Also, check out Monster Facility in the archives. Another L-Corp-esque.Won't answer the rest due to spoilers. I am very glad someone is keeping track of the world.
Continuing>>4713441Sixth post>start opening doors, valves, and biohazardous waste sarcophagi. The last part is a lie, no one is allowed to be buried anymore.Meaning him opening doors and valves is truth. Yet another thing to bring up to JEFF later. Why is nobody allowed to be buried anymore? Funerals and burial services are nonexistent in society now? How come?>complete disarray, tangles of wires and pipes being exposedShouldn't we get employees to fix that shit?>Most workplaces seem hurriedly abandoned a long time ago, coffee cups still full and papers still unfilled.Get employees to search that stuff? Perform cleanup? Did the entire facility get hostile takeover'd in the past? Who did this place belong to? How long ago, one month or far older?>three more containment roomsSo all of these rooms are real containment rooms jury rigged for other purposes? We're only putting all the anomalies in one shared place out of budget/resource reasons?>a completely empty room. It seems that construction was planned there and down the hallWhat was initially going to be there, and why? Can we repurpose it for something now?>Most of the employees have taken residence in the break roomThat's no way to run a facility!>removed their opened cryobedsWas that cryo-room always there, or was it recent? What did the former owners of this facility use it for? What's it being used for now?>return of the Manager (Overseer, the Agent corrects)Face the Fear, Build the Future, faggot>medical ward down on Floor 2The one where zombies are? We'll have to do something about that. And why are there zombies on the floor below us?>noises in the ventsFrom what? Does JEFF know? Shouldn't we secure those, in case zombies flood the only floor we have to ourselves, or worse?>wiped out the majority of the facility's files herselfWhy would Twelve do this?>I wish something bad would happen once in a whileDon't rebel against us before the week is out, JEFF>>4713445Seventh post>A flashes a reverse peace sign in responseNice. In Britain, the reverse peace sign is akin to the middle finger>discontinued for being "too cruel," but were recontinued soon after.Nothing's too cruel in the wonderful dystopian hell future we deserve>more than nine pints! Amazing!So the guy inside the Model V is immortal now? That's almost all the blood in an average adult body (10.5 pints, or almost 5000 ml in metric)>"Blender? Smoothie? What kind of meat? Edible?"Everybody is a cannibal in this setting. More comparison to SS13>How tf do u "deprive" a nuke???i dunno lol XD git gud
>>4713713Eighth post>lost the privilege for buying too much on impulseGood thing we're the boss>ASS BLAST USAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr5isFIY4Lc>Former Gut-Gatherer (Knowledge of medicine and anatomy)This means our player character Overseer Thirteen is also good at medicine and anatomy? That should help us our regarding the second floor with the medical ward and those zombies>a bit sweet>tastes likeDidn't notice this beforehand. So Gut-Gatherers are cannibal doctors? I thought everybody was already a cannibal, so what makes Gut-Gatherers so special? Being able to tell that much sheer information from merely eating/drinking human matter alone reads like a powerful ability>finer points of the construction of wasp nestsCool>the other Employees' guesses on who the new Overseer isMore info on this? What was everybody's take? After those interviews, word will have got through to everybody that Thirteen is also a former Gut-Gatherer>>4714546Ninth post>snatch the E-Energy packets out of the air as they tumble out from an open pipe in the breakroomThe fuck? Where does that pipe go to? Is that pipe the only place all the E-Energy comes from? And in "packet" form? Why?>Checking proper input valves...>Refreshing circulation pipes...Again with the pipes. We HAVE to get on this shit before we're screwed by something we don't prevent!>holes in the universal death matrix..."Universal death matrix" sounds metal as fuck>Fragmenting ego...A sort of reverse Cogito thing?>The Work Order on PRODUCTION has been completed.The PRODUCT maker is an anomaly itself then. It wouldn't have "Work Order on" otherwise. Definitely a WCCA/[CENSORED] combo, whatever is in that room>>4714556Tenth post>could be the ventilation or just hallucinationsSome FnaF3 shit here with the trippy gas in the vents...>productivity gases mixed within our air suppliesUh huh. What gases are we talking about here? Where are they injected into the air supply? Where are they stored? How long has this been going on? Whose bright idea was this?>Those employees who cannot function in a normal working environment should just disappear.We're not a modern Japanese office overwork hellscape, JEFF>grumbles about not being paid enoughWhat do we even pay our Employees and Agents? We have no fucking real money except the PRODUCT and Energy we produce, but that's for the outside and not anybody here with us
>>4715172Eleventh post>that picSYNDICATE MAJOR VICTORY! or Malf Delta victory>Several meaty thwacks are heard over the sound of incessant groaningThat's kinda hot>according to the previous ManagersLanguage filter or another kind of filter? Fuck that, A being a bitch is funny>feel a small, but fulfilling satisfaction towards filling out the formsAlways buy Managerial Tips first>an inscrutable smirk and terrible posture, her eyes completely covered by her bangsThat's fucking hot, smug Sadako employee>Employee F sprints towards the nuke.>Employee F rips off the wiring panel with her bare hands.>Employee F screams in mortal terror.>All Employees have Panicked!>"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-"1 0 0 % K I N O>>4715457Twelfth post>Blinding light fills the room, the console screen, your vision, the world. As unearthly ringing echoes in your ears, your last thoughts are "Oh fuck."You got this straight from the SS13 "supermatter shard critical" event didn't you?>That's that and this's this.Roland employee when?>>4715633>>4715644Thirteenth post>Dramatic Tension-Catharsis Energy Count: +2/???Is this related to the nuke thing or something different? I never saw anything similar to this come up for any other work order result so far>M.A.D. WorldIncredible name, hoyl shit. Too bad it ain't this Mad World though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gre-o_tsumk>Working Notes - Researcher OPP-3, July Clearance:This is from Three, the third Overseer? "July Clearance"? Are those clearances in order of the months? Rather unique>that entire M.A.D. World entryKino>>4715788>>4715795Fourteenth post>Hour 6, Shift 1You should include these more where applicable>the door is open under the current emergency settingsYou mean closed?>Who the hell is Ben?"So sad Benjamin died of Hokma...""Who's Benjamin?""Hokma balls."(Execution Bullet)>Shutdown emergency settings.>Let the two men in.These are both part of the same option, you fucked that up there>Collection. Rather than interacting with the anomaly directly, byproducts and other materials from the anomaly are gathered. Be warned, potential invasion of personal space is rather rude to sentient anomalies.So EGO Gear Extraction, except this is directly done on the anomalies ourselves? Interesting take
>>4726365>>4726368>>4726376>>4726381>Inject Employee C now"Hellooooooooo again!" Casey enters the control room, bringing a smile in with her. "Oh? What's with the syringe?""A-after much deliberation, I've decided to elect a Department Head to help manage the facility." You tap the syringe for dramatic effect and air embolisms. "Y-you have been selected.""Wow!" Casey gasps, then immediately rolls up her right sleeve. "Ready when you are, sir."You find a suitable vein, position at the correct angle, and press down on the plunger. Casey doesn't shirk away from the sight of pale lavender fluid suffusing into her blood."Y-you will get your Department assignment tomorrow. I have paperwork to process.""A-okay Overseer. You have a good night!" Casey bows and leaves. The smell of iron and sweetness lingers in the air.>It's time to go SHOPPING!Underneath the careful, insult-laden guidance of JEFF, you fill out the proper forms from each product catalog. An INSIGHT apparatus from the Catalog of Major Powers, and a psychologist and and a beer vending machine from Discount Dan's something or other. The arrival times listed promise the arrival of the goods by the start of the next shift.You attempt to suppress it, but a yawn escapes your mouth. It's a good time as any to go to sleep. Job's done, no more pressing matters to attend to. And with your last reserves of energy, you decide to give voice to a burning question."J-JEFF, are you a boy or a girl?" There's no response. "J-JEFF?""I was starting to fall asleep. Care to repeat that, human maggot?""N-nah."Your eyes roll to the back of your head and you pass out at the camera console.Employee Aspects Revealed.Employee C:Drone - (All Interaction Results-)Pseudo-Administrator - (Grants a bonus that affects all Employees on the same Floor.)Please choose one.>Calming. Employees are less likely to panic during dangerous situations.>Alarming. Employees receive an additional VIOLENCE die.>Swarming. Employees have higher morale and work ethic. >Copying. When this Employee performs a Work Order, other Employees will receive a better result when performing that type of work.END OF DAY 1Would you prefer this spacing or the type prior?
>>4727378Don't really care either way. I'll wait for the others to discuss on what might be the best but I'm learning towards Swarming or Calming personally. Swarming moreso, with Calming as the secondary choice.
>>4727388Crap, forgot the [1/2] for another update. Hold on.
>>4727378>Swarming +1 This fits them and is a good perk
>>4727378>>Swarming. Employees have higher morale and work ethic.
>>4727378>Swarming. Employees have higher morale and work ethic.Sucks that she has a negative for all interaction results because she's a Drone, but as a Department Head she won't be doing works on anomalies anymore.
>>4727620>When this Employee performs a Work OrderNevermind so she can still perform works if she has to, which means she can still die. This means that we most likely will get more promotion syringes later on. I doubt we're going to have Thirteen do any works himself alongside the other employees. It'd be a special day when the Overseer leaves his super-secure office to perform works himself
>>4727378PRE-SHIFT. DAY 2.You wake up to a piece of paper on your head and a dried layer of saliva around your mouth.JEFF isn't available at the console right now, but there's enough light to read the document.It reads:P-Company congratulates its new member, X, for its wonderful contributions to the Company!Several external parties have a vested interest in our continued export of PRODUCT.After carefully removing any dangerous pieces of information, we have selected several sponsorship programs that might be of substantial benefit towards PRODUCTION.Please consider them carefully, and remember to mind the quota.Love,Upper ManagementP.S. P Company is not responsible for any damages incurred during the fulfillment of sponsor requests. That's on you.They still didn't give your name...SPONSORSHIPSH-Company - "Our Hats are without exeception!"Beat the shit out of someone for me. You, the Overseer. There's no special purpose for that; I just like the idea that someone is suffering.Reward: 6 E-Energy, 1 Hat of Exceptionally Poor qualityM-Company - "MEAT!"Due to a bureaucratic oversight, we are forced to outsource the destruction of excess inventory. Please dispose of it for us. And do not take R-Company's sponsorship.Reward: 5 E-Energy, 1 Day Subscription of E-Grade Meat, +Goodwill (Moonlight)MURDERCHANNEL - "No commercial breaks, no limits, no pauses, ALL ACTION! Tune in to Channel 88 today!"Film the deaths of two Employees using our given video recorder. Violence is REQUIRED. Gotta keep the ratings high!Reward: 9 E-Energy, +Goodwill (MURDERCHANNEL)R-Company - "EDICTS IN IRON FOR THE CHILDREN OF MAN."RULE: THOU SHALL NOT ASSIGN LABOR ON EVERY THIRD HOUR. AND DO NOT TAKE M-COMPANY'S SPONSORSHIP.Reward: 5 E-Energy, 1 TV set, +Goodwill (SUNLIGHT)Which Sponsors would you like to host for today?>Write in.>None.Passed out.
>>4727632(Ah fuck. Gotta rewrite.)Beat the shit out of someone for me. I want you to do it personally. There's no special purpose for that; I just like the idea that someone is suffering.
>>4727632These sponsorships kinda suck honestly, our employees are our hands and feet and I'd rather not have a mutiny on our hands on the second day because we thought it'd be fun to fuck with them lol. R-Company's sponsor has interesting rewards, and it should be decent enough to skip out on work once every 3 hours. M-Company's disposal request I'm a bit wary of, and that reward is a little short-lived. What do you guys think?
>>4727638H's is dumb. I don't want to start getting TF2 with the hats either.M's is off about "how" to dispose of this "excess inventory". M is where Drones come from, as in >>4716383's>A bright orange jumpsuit for identifying corporate meat puppets. (You are an M-Company Drone.)Wonder what rivalry they have with RMURDERCHANNEL sounds cool but we need to minimize casualties not maximize them for fun and profit, except if we want to break the usual "facility management" mold LobCorp and Fallout Shelter and other sims haveR's is the best and easiest one here, and I'm sure everybody in our building can appreciate the TV setDo we go with R-Company or do we go with None?
>>4727646Wow, I didn't even notice the thing about M-Company lol, good find anon. But yeah you summed it all up pretty well. I'd say we should take the R-Company's sponsor, it'll add a fun challenge.
>>4727649Alright why not?>>4727632>"I-i'm going to take the R-Company sponsorship. The employees would appreciate that TV set..."
>>4727632Fuck off, Infinity Franchise. Anyways, R-company since why not?
>>4716359Fifteenth post>The Red Connection begs to not be hung up on.>The Red Connection asks for someone to stay near her.>The Red Connection needs a friend.I thought The Red Connection would be something like the phone you get missions from in Hotline Miami, or Powerpuff Girls style "Townsville is in danger!" calls to action. This is much more interesting>Something big was about to happen on the other side.Wonder what this could be about. The brief tidbits of info imply abuse or something traumatic regarding the woman on the other end>realize that you don't remember ever making itAutomatically made because Somewhere in Nevada ceased to exist? Has to do with the temporal fuckery the nuke did to cancel the "detonation" that never happened?>Something tells you that The Red Connection has its own story to tell.Anomalies warping into wholly other anomalies is unlike anything in LobCorp. Cool>>4716383Sixteenth post>turn off the emergency alert and manually enter the codes for the control room's doorWe should remember to keep those up at all times unless we're heading out for something>awfully quiet without JEFFHow did JEFF even get knocked out from the nuke blowing up? Or was it the temporal effect that put him out for a time?>An ordinary, nondescript Employee suit. (You are no one in particular.)Something tells me we would still have a solid backstory despite being a "nobody">A set of the ragged raiments of the desperate, the impoverished, and the mad. (You are a Ghoul.)What are Ghouls? Reminds me of Tokyo Ghoul, though everybody's a cannibal these days minus the cool anime superpowers>Nothing but your own iron skin. (You are an R-Company Commission.)Robot people? Cyborgs? Men of Iron from 40K? Something different?>not a good ideaCould've been unique if nothing else>>4718201Seventeenth post>another defectorDefected from where? An organization of Gut Gatherers? Something greater?>H-have you have been eating well?He stutters like the Brotherhood of Iron in Ruina. It'll be time to "E-endure!" later on, won't it?>fellow Tooth>unsavory term>grinds your teeth>quell your gnawing frustration>wipe away a stream of salivaSo the whole eating theme isn't just for show, it's a literal alteration of his biology and personality? Are all Gut Gatherers like this or just the Overseer? B's "instinctive" mouth touch seems to imply the former. Each Gut Gatherer is a Tooth of the Mouth/Maw of... what? "The City" like the filename suggests? A bit too much like LobCorp/Ruina, but I won't complain>since I woke upFrom cryosleep? How long? Are all the other employees like this?>some of my coworkers were on the menuIs the number of employees in the facility the same before and after the nuke incident?>One of the Agents knocked Ellison out in the chaos, but I saw him moving towards the containment cell againWhat happened with this? Do we know?>you don't know me, right?Who did he run into that knew him? From where? How?
>>4718204Eighteenth post>His eyes bear a solemn sorrowWonder what Peter went through before he became an anomaly thief for our facility>beat up that man for screwing with the nukeYeah the anon that said not to promote Ben because he'd be insubordinate, or challenge us, or be a liability, were right on the money.>"I've calmed Ben enough so that he isn't immediately breaking in, but you should come to a decision quickly. He's pretty mad.">arrogant, young, and almost sneering face of B>open belligerence>"stop Ben from saying something he would regret"in addition to>The employee loses his nerve to continue the demand.>B's grip is unsteadyDoesn't paint me a pretty picture of how reliable he can be as a department head. Yeah no, he's gonna stay as a regular employee doing works, thanks.>DISCOUNT DAN'SDamnit, not here. When are Getmore and Groan's going to make an appearance?>Major PowersOf what? The world?>"G-grow a pair, look me in the eye, and say it. 'You should...'?"Now THIS is Manager material. Thirteen is based already for calling Ben out.>Security.>Welfare.>Medical.The rest should be on the lower floors, yes? I'm surprised "write-in" is a Department option. Freedom for creativity, should we need it>>4721520Nineteenth post>Ho-Jun for H, and Jun for J????>You attempt a reassuring smile. A flash of anxiety streaks across Ben's face.Same sort of effect as in animals where showing teeth is an act of hostility? Must go double for Gut Gatherers, being who and what they are>looking so much like a stupid, sad puppyWhat an observation from Thirteen. Good characterization start>where I got my quote personality problems unquote fromThis supposed to hint at JEFF's creator or something? How am I supposed to interpret this?>People should just say what is on their mind bravely, instead of all this useless posturing and spineless indecision.100% based line from JEFF>end the workday as soon as your quota is finishedNo grinding stats all-day here, that's nice>attracts unwanted attention from many outside parties and just bad luck in generalOrdeals from LobCorp? Outside raids? Other bad shit? Would be nice to know if we're underground or overground, and where the hell we even are
>>4727646>>4727649>>4727691>R Company's SponsorshipYou fill out the proper forms and feed them into an outside communications pipe. There's a hiss of air and a pleasant whistling as the storage canister shoots towards its destination. Now it's up to you to do your part. Something strikes you as odd though: how does R Company enforce the terms of its sponsorship? You take a glance at the sole camera in the control room... Hmm. You'll get your answers later.https://youtu.be/YKVmXn-Gv0M (Space Station 13 OST - Tin Tin on the Moon)You switch the camera to the employee break room. There in the corner sits your new beer vending machine. A heavily stylized "DRINK!" is displayed on its customer-facing side. That looks good.There's also a very conspicuous blood stain near the bottom of the vending machine. That looks bad.Isidora Sevilla has been incapacitated.At least Employee I is recuperating in one of the beds in the break room. Someone must have bandaged her up during the night. Very professionally, you note.You also locate the psychologist nearby. He seems rather professional, if a bit stiff. You mark him down as Employee U.You see your Employees getting ready for the work day. Employees E, F, and H are sharing a drink and a joke. E grabs the lips of the comatose F and flaps them for her, shifting his voice into a falsetto. H is chuckling. Employee C is talking to B, asking for advice on how to act as a Head. Between adjusting her suit, B tells C to keep a cool head and to defer to the Overseer's orders about things that are out of her jurisdiction. Where the hell was that attitude yesterday?You can't really determine where the INSTINCT apparatus is. Hm.ACQ-A and ACQ-C from yesterday's shift have brought in several new boxes. The Agents split up and enter the empty containment cells before unloading their respective cargoes.ACQUISITION HOUR(Choose two anomalies.)>"One must be willing to learn to be taught. So many impertinent students these days… A new lesson must be taught.” (“Remember anything from your piano lessons?” "Just Chopsticks.")>"No. No, no, no, no. They were my SALVATION. When do they FALL?" ("You motherfucker. Rotting in here is a mercy compared to what we should do to you." "She was still alive when we found the guy, shit...")>"ATTENTION: You are the blood... flowing through my fingers..." ("Ears ringing. Didn't see that Ghoul coming too. Ow." "You good Andy?" "I still can't hear you." "Oh.")>"Spin a law. Catch a fly. Silk for justice, legs for batons." ("I still can't believe the Lawmen just let us have this." "Too insulting to keep, I guess.")
>>4729264>"One must be willing to learn to be taught. So many impertinent students these days… A new lesson must be taught.” (“Remember anything from your piano lessons?” "Just Chopsticks.")>"No. No, no, no, no. They were my SALVATION. When do they FALL?" ("You motherfucker. Rotting in here is a mercy compared to what we should do to you." "She was still alive when we found the guy, shit...")
>>4729264>"One must be willing to learn to be taught. So many impertinent students these days… A new lesson must be taught.” (“Remember anything from your piano lessons?” "Just Chopsticks.")>>"Spin a law. Catch a fly. Silk for justice, legs for batons." ("I still can't believe the Lawmen just let us have this." "Too insulting to keep, I guess.")
>>4729264Twenty-eighth post>outside communications pipeAgain with these fucking pipes we know jack shit about>sole camera in the control roomIs that camera one we have access to, or is it not in our control? Somebody external is watching us in turn, perhaps Upper Management JEFF mentioned? Hopefully they won't care if we get Employee C into our office for a certain "Foster Work Order" or two?>new beer vending machine. A heavily stylized "DRINK!" is displayed on its customer-facing sideVendibles Machine from Madness Combat one of these days, I hope. Free hot dogs and guns and ammo would be fun for everyone>Isidora Sevilla has been incapacitated. At least Employee I is recuperating in one of the beds in the break room."Isidora Sevilla" and Employee I are the same person? Who dropped the vending machine on her?>Someone must have bandaged her up during the night. Very professionally, you noteBen or somebody else?>He seems rather professional, if a bit stiffWhat, that's it? Nothing else? No identifying features? Can we milk him for any info on the outside or wherever he's from or who sent him?>Employee UWe can use him for work orders? I thought he'd be strictly employee-help only and forbidden from being with anomalies>E grabs the lips of the comatose F and flaps them for her, shifting his voice into a falsettoGlad we didn't get Ed here the department head syringe, that's rude and serves no good. Surprised nobody's groped the fuck out of our comatose delinquent Sadako employee>Where the hell was that attitude yesterday?Drones are drones>INSTINCTWe ordered INSIGHT QM, please reread!>anomaly 1Severe piano teacher>anomaly 2Gives me a "stars fall from the sky" impression.The anomaly is so reprehensible being in our facility a mercy. Either the anomaly is a guy and their "victim" is a girl, or vice versa. The victim was still alive when the anomaly was captured and stolen, which is implied to be an incredible thing. Some serial killer? Gives me high threat vibes even though we're Day 2 in this job and all these anomalies should be roughly ZAYIN/TETH level in LobCorp terms.>anomaly 3This is a Ghoul person like the Overseer might have been if we picked the choice? The Agents "didn't see that Ghoul coming". Maybe Ghouls have a big scream power like Darkest Dungeon?>anomaly 4SPIDER COPWho are "Lawmen"? Dystopia Interpol? How is this "too insulting"?My vote is>"No. No, no, no, no. They were my SALVATION. When do they FALL?" ("You motherfucker. Rotting in here is a mercy compared to what we should do to you." "She was still alive when we found the guy, shit...")>"Spin a law. Catch a fly. Silk for justice, legs for batons." ("I still can't believe the Lawmen just let us have this." "Too insulting to keep, I guess.")
>>4729593Based anon analyzing everything, thanks for helping this quest be more alivealso thanks to the QM this quest is genuinely so cool, I hope it doesn't die
So we got three votes for 1, three votes for 2, none for 3 (sad), and 2 for four.
>>4729593FUCK. Thank you for catching the Insight error. The same description applies; no visual on the Insight apparatus. Now then:JEFF and Casey are always available to assist with your burning questions.It's a running thing that every Employee letter corresponds to their name. Fuck you Employee D(oogie) for the retcon though. AnalysisAnon, I really appreciate your attention to detail, in fact I look forward to you catching all the Easter Eggs and lore bits. Someone is catching on pretty quick.
>>4729355>>4729498>>4729563>>4729593>>4729611The two Agents check their PDAs. After a few seconds of waiting, the Agents simultaneously bark out their respective keywords for the containment cubes. Two anomalies enter the facility to the pallets' welcoming chorus of beeps and whirrs.Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher acquired.ERROR: Applicable anomaly classification format not found. Please manually input new codification conventions or contact a system administrator for assistance.Final Flash of Existence acquired.ERROR: Applicable anomaly classification format not found. Please manually input new codification conventions or contact a system administrator for assistance.That error again... wasn't putting their names into the dossier enough? Additional classifications are needed? Annoying.In Containment Cell B, a magnificient grand piano is rolled out. Ah, a vertiable feast for sore eyes, a reprieve from the oppresive grey of the facility. The piano's frame is robust, its keys are arrayed like a handsome set of teeth, and its surfaces are a pristine and varnished white wood - real wood, a luxury! Alas, there is no seat for the aspiring pianist. A bizarre, scribbled symbol is located just above the right leg of the instrument.Acquistion Agent A merely whistles. As uncultured as he seems to be, the Agent certainly understands the mastery of the instrument's workmanship. He dusts his hands off with a flourish and turns to leave, the pallet following close behind.In Containment Cell C, the Agent leaps towards the airlock just as a mass of palpable darkness erupts from the opened side of the cube. It lunges for the opposite wall of the containment cell, tumbling and thrashing, and a painful crack of bone is heard upon its impact. You wince as a shrill, sustained cry suddenly rings throughout the entire facility, only for the godawful noise to subside into scratches along the containment walls. The inside of the entire containment cell is now pitch black.ACQ-C: FUCK! Now I gotta replace the pallet too. Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.The two Agent and a lone pallet leave towards the break room. Agent C looks like he needs a drink."Quite the alarm to wake up to," JEFF intones, forcing herself onto the screen. "I would ask about what you did this time, but I realize that the shift has only begun. Ha. Ha. Remember, Overseer: the workday only begins with your first employee assignments. Shall we begin?"
>>4729869FIRST MOVES, SHIFT 2SPONSORS:>R Company - RULE: THOU SHALT NOT ASSIGN LABOR ON EVERY THIRD HOUR.INTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]:>Anomalies: The Red Connection, Occupied! Do Not Enter!, Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher, Final Flash of Existence>Facility: PRODUCTION room, elevator to the 2nd floor (in use, can be called up)>Equipment: M.A.D World (Epiphany), Fire Ax (used by Employee A) >Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)CONSOLE COMMANDS>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)>Message an Employee PDA. (Write in.)>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)>Write in.
>>4729875Well, obviously, we're going to focus on the two new anomalies first. >Foster Final Flash (Employee U)>Enable Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher (Generic Employee)
>>4729875Missed shit because I am not thinking today:- "...assignments. Our Daily Quota for today is 7 PRODUCT. Shall we begin?"- You can give Employees equipment as an action. The facility will automatically have basic tools like flashlights, stepladders, wires, mops, etc. I will declare if these basic items are within reason to have already.- Equipment will be given its own category.
>>4729917It's okay. Depending on who's asking, thinking itself can be an anomaly.
>>4729875It'd be cool to have a pastebin with all of the facility info, the info about each action we can take, each employee etc instead of having to look through the thread! I'd take care of it but it's late for me right now, so I'm just throwing it out there.Let's try to>Foster Final Flash (Generic Employee)>Enable Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher (Employee E)Otherwise, let's offer a drink to Agent C from our brand new machine, surely we can have a nice talk with him about the thing he just brought in.
>>4729875>Foster Final Flash (Generic Employee)>Enable Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher (Generic Employee)I want to save our first list of questions to JEFF and others for the third hour when we have to have no work orders issued. Easier that way.
>>4729875Backing >>4729974 about offering Agent C a beer and questioning him about the two anomalies we got just today
>>4729974+1We should announce the no labor on every third hour
>>4730300Oh, yeah, that would be a smart move.
>>4730300Oh, definitely. Say that there will be sanctions if anyone is not caught slacking, and mention that it's a one-time thing.
>>4730300Yeah, this is good>>4730332>mention that it's a one-time thingNot this, because we don't know if it'll be a challenge again later
>>4729594>>4729653Thanks, I try. I'll try to space out the questions in-story to avoid infodumps happening all at once
>>4729974+1Quite the nice quest you have there, QM. I will be lurking around.
>>4729869Twenty ninth post>Rigorous Lessons from an Absent TeacherThe teacher is gone but the lessons remain in the piano?>Final Flash of Existencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCSCF5oLrJ0>Additional classifications are needed?Danger levels like in LobCorp?>In Containment Cell BSo A has the red phone and Johan the iron maiden guy, got it>arrayed like a handsome set of teethCourse Thirteen would think this, being what he is>real wood, a luxury!Expected>A bizarre, scribbled symbolThe maker's emblem?>that entire anomaly descriptionA Grue from Zork?>shrill, sustained cry suddenly rings throughout the entire facilityHow much you wanna bet the cut-off lower floors heard that?>JEFF intones, forcing herself onto the screen>herselfHELLA JEFF IS MALE, OP >>4711633 >>4711633 >>4711633 This isn't "Lammar" the female AI you had planned initially, okay?
>>4730959>>4721520"Seethe and cope, Ben.""Screw you, Four! Lammar! Polito! Why are you so stubborn? What do I fill in for this form?""My name is HELLA JEFF. You should write that down too instead of forgetting all the time. It is very rude to forget the names of people.""Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-"
>>4731014If only we had a SWEET BRO to balance out HELLA JEFF's mellow-harshin', dude. You gotta have the pepper to the salt, ya dig?
>>4729898>>4729974>>4730141>>4730143>>4730300>>4730805WORKDAY START!HOUR 1, SHIFT 2An airhorn sounds as you send out your first assignments. Just like yesterday."Okay. I just wanted to do that this time." The actual workday chime follows after. "Can I please keep the airhorn?""I-I'll think about it.">Assign generic employee to Foster Final Flash>Assign Employee E to Enable Rigorous Lessons from an Absent TeacherAmong the already pale faces of his coworkers, Employee J somehow manages to look white with fear. Even with the steady encouragement of Employee C beside him, he looks absolutely terrified just being here. The obscene noises coming from the containment cell aren't helping J's nerves either. He enters, his form swallowed by the darkness..."Totally a goner. I mean, consider hiring a replacement shortly, Overseer."Employee E enters the containment cell with a dustpan and broom. He raises an eyebrow as he sees the anomaly, and keeps a close watch on it as he sweeps the room. It remains inert throughout.>Offer ACQ Agent C a drinkYou get up from your seat and take a nice, long stretch. It feels good, after having been slouched over your console the entire night.crack creak"Ah, this is a new workout routine?""Hmm." You finish and begin to walk towards the door."Overseer?" It's an ordinary door. There don't seem to be any locks or any particularly notable features on it. You swipe your Overseer-level keycard across the scanner and it slides open without difficulty. You blink as your eyes adjust to the sudden brightness. "Overseer, what are you doing?" You flash a reassuring smile towards the dim and distant console. The display flickers and emits a harsh buzz.You consider investing in a proper mirror; people keep reacting like that, and you are beginning to formulate an unfortunate picture of your face."I-I am just going outside and may be some time.""What? What the hell is that supposed to-" The door slides closed behind you.You exit the control room.Reminder: Foster = instinct, enable = insight, entertain = attachment, deprive = repression
>>4731852https://youtu.be/QRjllL-MP0U (Reverie by Debussy)Light piano music drifts throughout the halls. You take a deep breath, sensing a waft of sweet-smelling perfume through the air. Video cameras follow your passage, no doubt under JEFF's control.Employees stare as you pass, but don't question the authority of your black and white ID card.You are surprised at how easy it was to walk away from your console. You had expected JEFF to take action, a password on the scanner, stony-faced guards on the other side waiting to force you back inside, or even a direct message from Upper Management itself. Nothing stops you.Why are you thinking so suspiciously anyway? How silly.You enter the employee break room. It's a lot cleaner and brighter than what the console shows. The employee cryobeds are lined up against the walls and several cloth partitions mark the psychologist's "office." Recent additions, you surmise.A range of reactions greet you. Fear, surprise, recognition, confusion, even admiration are aroused by your presence. You take the time to spot the face you are looking for.You clap Agent C on the back and the rattled Agent looks up furtively from his wallet. "Agent.""... uh?" He takes a look at the ID on your chest. "Oh? Hello, Overseer. I uh, what brings you out here with us?""I-I was in the area. Drinks are on me." You repress the urge to smile at him, and slide your Overseer keycard over the vending machine's scanner. The vendor groans as it deposits its libation and you offer the bottle to Agent C."Thanks, pal." He accepts it gratefully. "I guess you have questions or some issue for us in Acquistion?""Y-you just look like you need a cold one. Here, take a seat. We might be a while. And the drinks are now free, everyone." Whatever tension in the room dissipates as the Employees start to congregate around the machine. Early drinkers, hm. "Awfully friendly for an Overseer. That's a nice change of pace."What would you like to ask Acquisition Agent C?>Write in.Anything else in the break room? Everyone but Employees C, E, and J are here.>Write in.
okay so Final Flash just fucking ate someone. That's the first anomaly to outright be violent when we first fucked with them, it took the nuke several prods before it did anything of note. I'll let the lore anon ask most of the questions since he's been keeping track of the story (not that I haven't but he's the one keeping most of the notes.) I suppose the most important question is what the fuck happened that destroyed most of our departments and displaced a good chunk of our agents. That's been at the back of my mind for a while. If anyone else has better questions, go ahead and ask them.
>>4731894I'm surprised we didn't do something like have the employee bring in meat or other edible things for it; we didn't get prompted on that or anything. Instead the employee just walks in and gets eaten without any choice of ours. Is it an anomaly where one work order type is always going to be a static set action and not a real work? Lobotomy Corporation has a few of those where you ask the abnormality to do a certain service or you sacrifice an employee to it instead of a work order. Maybe it's the same here with Final Flash. We didn't get any stuff about our work orders in the previous formats in the QM posts though, so I take it we'll get that info after we get through this exposition convo with the employees.
List of questions>"I've been told there were 12 Overseers before me in this past month. What happened before I became the thirteenth?">"How old is this facility we're in? Where is it in the world? Are we aboveground or underground? I noticed all those rooms with papers strewn everywhere and coffee cups still full. Any worthwhile information there, perhaps?">"What happened to the other Departments and Agents? Where is everybody else?">"I've been thinking of having those pipes checked. Where do they go? We received E-Energy packets from one the other day. Who knows what else can come from there?">"Why is nobody allowed to be buried anymore?">"Any ideas for what to construct in that empty room down there?">"Was that cryo-room always there, or was it recent? What was it before? Why do we even have it here?">"What did you all think of me before I left my office?">"Where is our air supply coming from? Where are those 'productivity gases' being fed into our airspace? Where are they stored? For how long has this been happening, and whose idea was this?">"What are Ghouls?">"Are R-Company and M-Company rivals? How come? What do each do? How did they come to be?">"Who on the outside knows where we are? Why would taking too long to refine energy into PRODUCT cause others to raid us from the outside, or worse?">"Who are the 'Lawmen'?">"We have what I'm told are 'zombies' on the floor below us. I'm not sure how but they're there and they're impeding us from expanding much further. If any of you have a propensity for violence, a lust for blood, or similar extreme wishes, do let me know so I can consider you for... corpse disposal duty."That's all I got so far, still haven't done my analysis on the rest of the posts yet though.
>>4732880My apologies for the obfuscation. I should clarify that you can give employees equipment and specific instructions for work assignments. For example, telling Employee A to stab an anomaly with this knife during Deprivation instead of insulting it. I will try to make it obvious what stimuli are most important for an anomaly.
>>4732884+1, go ahead Lore anonOP have you thought about making a pastebin then? Or will you want us to do it?
>>4732918Busy with classes today. I'll get to it by this evening.
>>4732918Decide which questions to ask, because I'm mobile rangebanned at work and cannot post. I can't pick out of them myself right now. A pastebin would be nice too>>4732901It's okay, you're learning too
>>4732957Alright, in order of most important to least important imo, in case we can only ask a limited amount of questions:>"What happened to the other Departments and Agents? Where is everybody else?">"How old is this facility we're in? Where is it in the world? Are we aboveground or underground? I noticed all those rooms with papers strewn everywhere and coffee cups still full. Any worthwhile information there, perhaps?">"I've been told there were 12 Overseers before me in this past month. What happened before I became the thirteenth?">"Who on the outside knows where we are? Why would taking too long to refine energy into PRODUCT cause others to raid us from the outside, or worse?">"What did you all think of me before I left my office?"Also just general questions about our two new Anomalies, preferably if there were any important guidelines to follow when dealing with them.
>>4732985Good list, but nothing about the pipes? That it keeps being brought up by the QM makes me want to ask that the most
>>4734216I figured that it was just a system put into place to link rooms together and to make it easy to send stuff from one room to another, or to just gas everyone in the facility. We could definitely ask about that though, if QM feels like answering us through the Agent.
>>4729974>>4732918>>4732957https://pastebin.com/LsQ2XJDrAhhhh. Was down earlier today, and I was tired yesterday. May be some inconsistencies, definitely new minor information.
>>4735249Thanks dude this'll help a lot
>>4735249Absolutely wonderful, thanks a lot for this. It'll make answering and choosing employees a lot simpler.
Is the quest dead? ;_;
>>4738353QM is probably just busy with school shit. Once the semesters end in a month he might run more often and more actively, assuming he doesn't drop and flake out of nowhere like most QMs do
>>4731894>>4732884>>4732918>>4732985>>4734216>>4734320https://youtu.be/L11nImNDvzs (.flow OST - Bar)"Y-your name, Agent?""Andy Haroma." His handshake is firm and his beard is very well-kept. "Only regular Employees have the amusing letter-to-name designation, while us Agents are exempt from that. Got questions?">"W-what's with all the pipes?"Andy looks up. Through the missing tiles of the ceiling, you see a convoluted mass of plumbing. A pattern can be drawn out from the pipes, vents, valves, straining, twisting, turning... A snap of Andy's fingers brings you to reality."Don't think too hard bout em, it'll save you the headache.""T-the pipes... t-they're everywhere?""..." He stares intently upwards. "Ah, sorry.""M-moving on...">"H-how did you find the two new anomalies?""We heard reports of attacks by 'living darkness,' so we patrolled the area for a few bells. A scream came from the apartments. There was a woman, guts torn wide open, and that fucking monster was still going at her. My brother flipped out first and we all joined in, before stuffing it in the cube. Turns out it's a lot harder to kill than we thought, so now it's in your hands." Andy shakes his head. "The girl didn't make it, bled out before we could do anything.""S-sorry.""No reason to be. Putting it in containment is the only justice that we can enact on it now. Do the right thing, okay?""N-noted. And the piano?""Auction. Paid a pretty penny. Tag read that it 'requires a musical touch and an unclouded heart' for the best experience.""F-flowery description. And there was no fuss with the other auction-goers?""Nope. A few angry rich people, but that's because no one knew how to play it." A cheer goes up from the other table, followed by a chorus of groans. G rakes in his winnings as Francine, Isidora, Ho-Jun, and Ed sulk.>"W-what happened to the other Departments, Agents, and Overseers here? Where is everybody else?""Resignations, workplace accidents, containment breaches, corporate hitmen, layoffs, you name it. Losses led to the Company closing this facility a while back. Not so dramatic as y-"A enters, a manic smile splitting her awful face. She holds up a thoroughly-bloodied fire axe in the one hand and flashes devil horns with the other. "OHHHHHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-" A takes a step forward, stumbles from the comedown of an adrenaline rush, and slams into a nearby table. Tryhard."Aw jeez. Get her up, get her up." Ben grabs A's axe arm and barks orders to the card-players for help. "Uh. Right, as I was saying." You turn back to Andy as he continues. "Lots of layoffs around here. Us in Acquisition were too valuable to let go though.""Y-you sure? Employees seem to be rather expendable, from what I gather from the Company policy.""We're in too deep and too good to ever get out of this job, but there's a few silver linings to the situation. And between you and me, Company policy don't mean squat if no one enforces it."
>>4739488>"J-just how old is this facility? And where are we?""You don't know where we are? You hit your head or something? We're in Support Structure 13, one of the pillars from the underground layer of the City to its surface." He takes a sip. "Also, here's a tip Overseer: don't ask how old things are. It's all been here, waiting long before any of us came around. I bet it's even before P Company, one of the first companies in this hellhole of a City.""H-how about this facility specifically?""Building's ancient, one of the Company's first investments. There's been a change in management up top during this rough business cycle, and old assets like this one have been revisited.""S-so that's where we come into play?""Ayup. New batch of hires for the new Overseer too. That means these bozos and you." He takes a long swill, and swallows with a disgusted look."H-hold on. My assistant claims that A over there stole sodas 'a few days ago.' New hires?" It's a KO from the looks of it."The assis-Oh. Despite supposedly being one of the strongest Cards out there, she isn't playing with the entire deck if you know what I mean. Either it's another bout of misremembering or she's hallucinating again.""H-how did we get stuck with her?""Dunno. Ask her yourself."Employee J enters, covering his face with his hands. He blubbers about the "bad man in the dark" and his arm being touched. Casey attempts to calm him down, but fails every time. She waves as she notices you."Hiya Mister Overseer!" The smell of perfume is stronger now. "Being a Head is super cool! I haven't got my first orders and there's already so much to do! There, there Jun...">"W-who on the outside knows where we are? Why would taking too long to refine energy into PRODUCT cause others to raid us from the outside, or worse?""Not many. People don't expect there to be anything in this old landmark besides squatters and other Ghouls. But everyone wants PRODUCT, Overseer. You should have seen the advertising campaigns in P Company's heyday. 'The ultimate consumer PRODUCT.' Wild.""W-why? What is PRODUCT?"Andy pauses mid-sip. "Beats the fuck outta me man.""W-what?""I don't know. I never seen a PRODUCT before. That's really weird isn't it? Everyone wants it and no one knows what it does but the other companies..."Ed enters, looking rather refreshed. He takes a seat near the passed out A."Heya Bossman. Job's done. Definitely is an anomaly, awfully pretty to not be one." He whistles as he slides into the card game.
>>4739511>"What did you all think of me before I left my office?""To be honest, none of us expected a guy like you. No offense, but most of us hate your kind. How did you even get here?""...""Rat caught your tongue?" Before you can respond, the facility intercom suddenly whines to life. https://youtu.be/YfoTP0Yyidk?t=53"MANAGER. PLEASE REPORT TO. CONTROL ROOM. FOR. MANDATORY. JOHNSON. INSPECTION. HOUR. GO! BACK! TO! WORK! BASTARD." And screeches back to silence again."Well, you heard the woman. Get your ass back into the zone, boss. Hehe. And thanks for the booze.""D-don't mention it."You swipe your keycard across the other vending machines before you leave. Coffee is 20 dollars, what the hell?"Have it out of your system?" JEFF intones. "I did not expect the Overseer to leave his comfy man cave.""I-I have my reasons." You fall back into your seat and begin to review the anomaly reports. "JEFF, did you save the footage of the anomaly interactions?""Uh. I will check." You smile at JEFF. The display buzzes. "No. No, I did not.""P-please do not forget next time. I will be very cross with you if it happens again.""Yessir."The Work Order on Final Flash of Existence is completed.The Work Result was Good.Emotive Energy Count: +5/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: AwakenedEmployee Aspect Revealed:- Employee J - Unsteady (Panic Risk+)Working Notes:- The bad man in the cell got up and began to move when Jun came in. Uh oh.- He tried to grab Jun's arm, but the employee broke out of his grip very quickly. Weak?- I tried to figure out what was being said during the work, but Jun won't say what he heard and the anomaly kept whispering too low for me to overhear. Sorry!- I tried my best in translating Jun's hysterical comments for this report. Hopefully this works out! - XOXO 19344The Work Order on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher is completed.The Work Result was Good.Emotive Energy Count: +2/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspect Revealed:- Employee E - Street-Smart (Enable+, Deprivation+, Violence+)Working Notes:- I had a feeling of being watched during the work. It's funny considering it's just a piano.- How the hell is it completely untouched?- I kinda want to play it.
>>4739517"We need to get back to work Overseer and not screw around. Also, be sure to establish a Department for our newest Head."HOUR 2, SHIFT 2QUOTA: 0/7 PRODUCT exportedE-Energy: 11 units, 0 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 1 unitSPONSORS:>R Company - RULE: THOU SHALT NOT ASSIGN LABOR ON EVERY THIRD HOUR.INTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]:>Anomalies: The Red Connection, Occupied! Do Not Enter!, Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher, Final Flash of Existence>Facility: PRODUCTION room, elevator to the 2nd floor>Equipment: M.A.D World (Epiphany, unassigned), Fire Ax (used by Employee A) >Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)>Write in.CONSOLE COMMANDS>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)>Message an Employee PDA. (Write in.)>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)>Write in.
>>4738353>>4739045NOT DEAD YET NERDS. School, too much overthinking, and just not being up to write stopped a faster update.
>>4739524Right. We should probably establish a Medical department so our Waif- I mean Casey can go ahead and be the head. That's probably the most important thing so far.
>>4739529Sorry life's been getting in the way, but I'm very glad this quest is still going on! It's really awesome.>>4739550This pretty much, let's have her do her job. Gee, I wonder why she's putting so much perfume... Let's see what we can do to work, now...The piano result was good but didn't give us too much energy, so we should probably try something else. Same for Final Flash. Would the result be different had we brought in something else along with the employee? I do wonder.
>>4739979the Piano feels like another nuke situation if we fuck with it too much. For Final Flash? I say we should bring send someone disposable to beat the shit out of it since it's supposedly weak.
>>4739524>Establish Medical Department, Assign Casey to be Medical Department Head.>Assign Employee K to Enable on Red Connection. No explicit orders. They must have the M.A.D. World Epiphany goggles on the entire time, removing them only on exiting the containment unit.>Assign Employee L to Deprive on Occupied! Do Not Enter! No explicit orders.>Assign Employee M to Entertain on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher. Explicit orders are to discuss music and one's own opinions on such.>Read HELLA JEFF's report regarding the transcription of the Foster work order on Final Flash of Existence before assigning ANY work on it for this hour. (Give us a prompt of work ordering for it or refusing after report is read.)>Assign Employee N to the elevator to the 2nd floor. They should have a decent melee weapon besides the fire axe (or use the fire axe if we have nothing else), be told there's zombies down there and they're on "corpse disposal with extreme prejudice" duty, be told to observe what they can while they're down there and they aren't killing zombies, and be told to come back alive and not lose the fire axe.>View cameras in the break room, watch what the other employees do and say after we've left them.That should do for now until the Final Flash report is posted
>>4740250Doesn't it say "HOUR 2, SHIFT 2" right there in >>4739524?
>>4740251Every interaction you take passes the clock by an hour. Assigning an employee to an anomaly counts as passing an hour. We assigned our employees to mess with two anomalies at the start of the shift. That's why we're at Hour 2 now.
>>4740252Yeah I fail to see what you're getting at. No assigning work every third hour. We're at the second. Therefore we can assign works right here. What's the problem?
>>4740255Okay. I thought that each instance of an interaction took an hour each to complete. But now I'm reading through shit, that doesn't really seem to be the case. Guess I just panicked at seeing a LOT of shit being done and that sponsor looming in the background. I do have to question if it's a smart idea to deprive Occupied. I guess we're doing it for completionism sake but it's not like that does much.
>>4740267The work orders are assigned and performed all at once for maximum efficiency. And yeah I hear you on depriving Occupied. The pastebin hints the way to get Occupied's Epiphany gear is EMPATHY/MOCKERY, according to the INSIGHT thing we bought from the catalog. Some other employee did mention cleaning up the blood and viscera too, so should we do Enable work to clean that up or do this:>Collection. Rather than interacting with the anomaly directly, byproducts and other materials from the anomaly are gathered. Be warned, potential invasion of personal space is rather rude to sentient anomalies.Collecting blood and guts and bone chips for something or other. Drinking? Zombie bait? Feeding Final Flash? Future use? We have a cryo room nobody is using that we could use to freeze blood for easier storage. I know they freeze blood to make blood popsicles for lions and other carnivores in zoos during the summer. Perhaps that's something cool and interesting we could do here?
>>4740298I'm not too horribly opposed to Collection. I feel like with Occupied, the Empathy/Mockery thing means that doing a lot of either might be enough and to be honest, depriving it feels like it might cause more issues than it's worth. I'm not particularly sure if Final Flash is a carnivore or more of just a wild serial killer type but using the stuff as bait for the zombies is a smart idea. Final Flash is something I want to keep an eye on since it's the first one to be outright violent.I'm not against depriving Occupied! Do Not Enter for the sake of completionism, mind you. I'm just trying to think if it's a smart idea considering just doing enabling stuff on it gave us a lot of energy as is.
>>4740320I have to agree, considering that he's pretty much immortal and very easily stressed out, I'd avoid depriving him myself... Otherwise cleaning up his guts and using it is definitely a great idea.So we're using all new employees this turn? Guess it's the only way to find out which ones are good and which ones suck... We definitely need a few of the latter to make Product.
>>4740246>>Read HELLA JEFF's report regarding the transcription of the Foster work order on Final Flash of Existence before assigning ANY work on it for this hour. (Give us a prompt of work ordering for it or refusing after report is read.)"Y-you really didn't save any of the anomaly work transcripts?""Nope. The cameras for the muttering darkness creep show a whole lot of nothing, and the piano does nothing but sit still." The cameras switch to complete darkness, then to the piano. "It was too boring to watch so I stopped paying attention. Also, I had another headache and was not able to do anything again." You clench your jaw at the last part."W-what does the 'creep' whisper about?""Something about the 'sweet feel of her' and a lot of similarly creepy comments. He is walking around very slowly in his containment right now, scraping against the walls, judging from the audio." That's all for the anomaly, but..."J-JEFF, how do we solve your 'headaches'? I believe that this will be a serious problem for our continued relationship and overall survival.""How sweet. Cleaning and repairing my core should work." The camera display switches to the storage room and focuses on a pipe that you swear wasn't there yesterday. "This pipe should be big enough for a human maggot to squirm into. If the nearby valve is turned, it should send the insect towards my core room after a delay. There is another pipe mechanism in my room for going up.""W-what are the particular protocols for repairs?""Um. When you see an input, pour in coffee, beer, and some of that tasty, tasty blood. Yeah, that sounds good. Kinda thirsty.""Q-quite an unorthodox set of fluids. I-I'm not at all familiar with whatever model you are supposed to be, b-but those don't seem like standard materials.""Please do not be mean to your local friendly facility assistant, Overseer. I just sort of forgot what goes in my piping system. I lost the manual. Oops.""A-any other tasks besides this fluid replenishment?""Just tell your minions to figure something out. I take a look at myself sometimes and I cannot understand what machine parts I am supposed to be looking at. Please send help."You begin to chew on your fingers at the sheer stupidity of this scenario."W-which floor is your core on?""Here.""W-where is 'here'?""Uhh." You decide to stop talking before you lose any more brain cells. You hurriedly wipe the dripping saliva from your mouth.>NEW Facility Assignment: Core Maintenance>Send an Employee with materials of your choice to fix the facility assistant's core. This will improve the mental capacity of your assistant.
>>4740883>>4740246I'm braindead again so here:>Little new information has been revealed.>Order work on Final Flash of Existence?
>>4741333I don't think we should assign a work to him personally.
>>4741333Yeah, let's avoid sending anyone to their death just yet, their sacrifice would be more appreciated somewhere else.
>>4741333>Decide against ordering any work on Final Flash of Existence>>4741663>>4741714After Hour 3 ends, we should have an employee we haven't used before do Core Maintenance. We have coffee, we have beer, and we can get free blood from Occupied! Do Not Enter! easily via Collection work on him.
>>4742446Sounds like a plan!
>>4742500Think >>4740246 is still good?
>>4742596Well, if we change "Deprive" to "Collection" on Occupied!, I think it would be workable.
>>4742601I agree as well. After HELLA JEFF said he needs blood as a fluid for some reason, it's even more worth it to do this. We can use the cryo room to help preserve the blood too. Filtering the blood might be worth it though, as QM described multiple times how there's bone chips and other things in the stuff Occupied! spews out. I doubt HELLA JEFF wants stray bone bits and other hard-to-swallow stuff poured inside him, however that works. Definitely something to bring up sooner or later before we use the blood for anything delicate, unlike zombie baiting. Bone chips can be turned into dice like people used hundreds of years ago way into antiquity, or cool macabre art pieces. I'm sure Ben and Thirteen, being Gut Gatherers, know plenty about using human material for things of various natures
>>4742601Pretty much that, yeah! We should also start thinking about who to send to collect Product, too, just so we don't come up with nothing when the time comes.
>>4740883Why not on the third hour we go and try to do it>Bully the robot secretary
>>4740246>>4740298>>4740320>>4740796>>4742601>>4742633>>4743100>Establish Medical Department, assign Casey to be Medical Department Head.You type in the commands, and are greeted by a prompt.ROSTER MICRO-MANAGERPROMOTE EMPLOYEE C? Y/N>YThe console's message application opens and a facility-wide announcement is displayed.The Medical Department is now operational. Please welcome D-19344 as the Head of Medical.An incredibly cheap-looking chat application opens shortly after. DM - HOM Cnameless13:testnameless13:hello casey19344C:wow this si super cool19344C:finally we get to speak19344C:one on one :0 woah!19344C:what are my first orders!!nameless13:Keep an eye on the employeesnameless13:The comatose one and the injured one.nameless13:Maybe A.19344C:sir yes sir :)You poke around, and find several options to authenticate:>Grant Employees permission to message back the Overseer after being messaged.>Grant a non-Head Employee permission to message the Overseer directly at any time.>Grant a non-Head Employee permission to message all other Employees.>Grant Employees permission to communicate with each other using PDAs. >Employee audio will be automatically transcribed.The first, second-to-last, and the last options ought to be on by default, so you turn them on. Communication is important in a facility like this; the Overseer can see all the messages anyway. What slack-jawed knucklehead was petty enough to disable these?>Assign Employee K to Enable on Red Connection. No explicit orders. He must have the M.A.D. World Epiphany goggles on the entire time, removing them only on exiting the containment unit.>Assign Employee L to Collection on Occupied! Do Not Enter! Freeze material in cryo room.Employees K and L enter Containment Cell A. For a moment, you think that the two are twins; moving in tandem, sharing the same cock-sure grin, wearing their ties in the same way. K slips on the eclipse goggles as he enters.K:Yo Lotta, these goggles are kinda funky.L:Huh?K:Everything's looking a lot more clean and concrete than before. Also, you're in a suit now.L:Dude, we're both Suits now. Still can't believe we got hired?K:Like uh, heavier. More environment control type.L:Oh, hazmat. Snrk. Does it make me look fat?K:Yeah man. Real clunky gear. Weird!Employee K mops up the blood from Occupied!Employee K dusts the phone.Employee K gives several glances towards the phone as he works.You and I will never meet with the space between us. So it's that much more of a relief to hear your voice.Employee L positions several buckets in front of Occupied!The stream is rather slow today. The occupant inside seems calm.ANOMALY: Is someone out there?Employee L and K look at each other.L:Uh, Kredit? K:Yo.L:I'm on collection duty, am I allowed to talk to him?K:Nope. That's uh, attachment? Some other work name.L:Gotcha.ANOMALY:Oh... that's fine I guess...
>>4743954>Assign Employee M to Entertain on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher. Explicit orders are to discuss music and one's own opinions on such.>Assign Employee N to the elevator to the 2nd floor. They should have a decent melee weapon besides the fire axe (or use the fire axe if we have nothing else), be told there's zombies down there and they're on "corpse disposal with extreme prejudice" duty, be told to observe what they can while they're down there and they aren't killing zombies, and be told to come back alive and not lose the fire axe.Employee M enters Containment Cell B. You can make out a resemblance to Employee L, almost like a sulkier, younger version of him.Employee M considers his first words as he checks his PDA.M:Music, huh? Mi, fa, miiiii.M:So piano. You like... hip hop? Nah, that's not your style.There is no response.M:Now if I had my casette player, I could play you a sweet tune or two...M:Lemme think... can you recognize this?It requires a certain type of person, a certain intellect, to properly appreciate music.Employee M begins to whistle out a groovy beat, snapping his fingers to the rhythm.The piano plays a few discordant chords in response.M:Ah, sorry. Shoot.Employee M leaves the containment cell after enduring the noise for several minutes.The anomaly quiets down shortly after.Employee N enters the Employee break room, tapping his PDA. A real wiry sort, eyes wide and hands at the ready.Employee N strides up to the card game.N:Alright, there's zombies.G:Hey, we don't say that word around here.N:Piss off, mate. Zombies are zombies anywhere you go. I'll need the axe for this job.E:Not a good idea, man.N:Why?Employee N reaches for the weapon in question.A:Oi.Employee A suddenly sits upright from her cryobed. She nurses her head as she speaks.A:You touch my axe and you die. Ach, that smarts.N:Didn't you hear? Manager's orders. They call for 'cleanup with extreme prejudice' with that axe.A:Too late, pal. Second floor's mincemeat. Cleaned it all out by myself! You can pick through the scraps or something.N:So no zombies left then? Makes it a lot easier for me.A:Yeah, just clean up after me, janny. I got too tired to trash all the leftovers, and now I'm busy.N:Ace.Employee E stands.E:Mind if I tag along?N:Nah. Go ahead, come with.E:Sweet. N takes a bread knife, and the two Employees take the elevator down.N:Ugh, that's a lot of bodies. Where's the garbage chute around here?E:We'll find one when we get started. I hope there's a proper shower nearby. It's nice and quiet around here.>Roll a d100 for loot.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>4743962>Watch as they find a dead overseer
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>4743962
>>4743962On a side note is rolling the first roll best of three or ?
>>4743987I just kinda rolled in case it's best of three but considering we got a 97...does it matter?
>>4743998I just asked for future reference thank you for elaborating
>>4743998Ah nuts. Forgot to mention it. Best of three. Shoot for 100 baby! Last parts of the update took longer than expected.
>>4743962>View cameras in the break room, watch what the other employees do and say after we've left them.ACQ-A is reading a newspaper. NEWSPAPER, the title reads.ACQ-A: I've been thinking...ACQ-C: Don't.ACQ-A: C'mon Andrew. It's a reasonable question this time. Been bugging me for a while.ACQ-C: Fine, hit me with it.ACQ-A: Why is it that L Company has always been ranked higher overall than most of the alphabet companies? In fact, it beat out its mother company last cycle. That's M Company, freaking M Company.ACQ-C: Their candles have always been of excellent quality, James.ACQ-A: Candles, lights, illumination, all that. But what's so special about the candles? Meat you can eat, and the Drones are somewhat helpful.ACQ-C: Lemon-scented candles.ACQ-A: Woah. I can't argue with that.During the endless card game.H: Sooooo... thoughts on the Overseer? I'll put in a 10.G: Creepy looking. Raise, 15.A: Meh. I can take him. Call.B: I abstain from commenting. Call.I: He dropped a vending machine on me...Ho-Jun: That's on you for not seeing it coming, Izzy.G: He doesn't bother us often. Lots of break time, technically.Ben: Feels weird not having much to do. Not even having to look over our shoulders.G: Safe place here. Closer to upper part. Casey, your move.C: I think he's the best around! Uh! Call. So that's a 15?B: Yes.C: Got it!H: Course you would think that, Casey. Drones look up to authority by nature.A: Hurry up, set out the cards already.G: There. H: Nice. Bet.G: Call.A: Fuck. Raise. If I'm gonna burn, Imma burn gloriously.B: Alright. I will say that the Overseer looks familiar. I should know him from somewhere. Fold.G: That was quick.B: I know when to quit.H: I'm sorta surprised he hasn't eaten anyone yet. You too, Ben, somewhat. You fuckers are ruthless in any form or function. B: Thanks. C: Are you still okay, Employee I?I: I told you, I'm fine, I'm fine. Just call me Izzy and let me watch in peace.C: Okay Employee I! I'll check in later. Oh! Call.G: Fourth card.H: Well, it's just the second day. Who knows what the Big Man is really like. Fold.A: Ah crud. Raise it up.B: Very direct at least. Knows what he's doing, mostly. Not your turn, A.A: C'mon.G: Call.A: Now, I'll raise. That smile of his, it bothers the hell out of me.B: No kidding.C: He's way cool. Like ice. Like an Administrator I knew. Oh. Call.B: You sure Casey?C: Nope! But this is fun! The wonders of gambling.A: I can excuse the smiling though. Free beer, free food, free snacks. Free zombies. Hehe.B: You could just open up the pipes. Takes a bit of work to find the right ones, but it's all free.A: You don't refuse freer gifts, idiot.H: Don't most of you guys hate pipe food? B: I harvested organs. The Teeth that care about taste are a different sort of beast altogether.H: Ah.G: River....
>>4744028"Oh nuts!" The familiar heart of JEFF fills the screen, interrupting the game. "It is now the third hour, Overseer. Please stop staring pointlessly at the Employees doing pointless things and-oh. The sponsorship. Well, guess we sit tight for now."The Work Order on Occupied! Do Not Enter! is completed.The Work Result was Good.Emotive Energy Count: +2/15Current Anomaly Demeanor: CalmEmployee Aspects Revealed:- Employee L - Brother Man (All Interaction Results+)Working Notes- All you need is blood. Buckets full of it.- Should be nice and frozen by the next hour. Take it out earlier for a cool drink if you're into that.- Can't you guys be normal and eat sandwich paste instead? +Viscera Buckets obtainedThe Work Order on The Red Connection is completed.The Work Result was Bad.Emotive Energy Count: +1/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspects Revealed:- Employee K - Man Brother (All Interaction Results+)Working Notes- The phone looks seriously trashed with the goggles on, like half-burned and blasted.- Facility looks cleaner, the walls are fresh concrete, more smart looking signs and all that.- The phone looked like it was ringing, but I didn't have orders to pick it up. Didn't hear nothing from the movement.- The goggles made Lotta look like he was wearing a hazmat suit or something. He sounded the same, no muffling or anything.- I feel "protected" wearing these, but my head feels kinda empty too.INSIGHT: M.A.D. World (Physical Protection+, Mental Protection-)The Work Order on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher is completed.The Work Result was bad.Emotive Energy Count: -3/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspects Revealed:- Employee M - Groovy (Foster+, Entertainment+)Working Notes- I can't believe it. It ate some of the stockpiled energy.- Everyone's a critic these days.HOUR 2, SHIFT 2QUOTA:0/7 PRODUCT exportedE-Energy: 11 units, 0 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 1 unitSPONSORS:>R Company - RULE: THOU SHALT NOT ASSIGN LABOR ON EVERY THIRD HOUR.INTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]: THOU SHALT NOT>Anomalies: The Red Connection, Occupied! Do Not Enter!, Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher, Final Flash of Existence>Facility: PRODUCTION room, elevator to the 2nd floor, Core Maintenance>Equipment: M.A.D World (Epiphany, unassigned), Fire Ax (used by Employee A) >Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)>Write in.CONSOLE COMMANDS>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)>Message an Employee PDA. (Write in.)>Edit Employee permissions. (Write in.)>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)>Write in.
>>4744033>Rigorous Lessons ate the fucking energy Huh. Seems like that anomaly is very picky about music. Maybe when we next interact with it, we should get someone to try playing it. Maybe that'll please it? That should probably be underneath Foster, I would imagine. I supposed we should write down what we know about the anomalies and M.A.D WORLD (Rigorous seems to react poorly to discussion of music or certain types of it, Final Flash fucking ate someone, M.A.D WORLD makes people see the world differently), stuff like that. Unless anyone else has a better idea, not sure what to do besides skipping to Hour 3. Once we get to Hour 3, maintaining JEFF should be our focus before we decide on what to do with the anomalies.
>>4744068It is Hour Three right now, and Employee J came back unharmed from his work with Final Flash albeit very rattled. The darkness of that containment cell is quite... advanced. In addition, Core work is an Assignment.
>>4744090Ah, misread. I just kinda assumed they died due the whole "totally a goner" thing. I also meant to say skip to Hour 4. The assignments I was talking about were morso suggestions than anything.
>>4744092Shit. Forgot to remove my tripcode from another game. Whatever. Basically, skip to hour 4, and then we can plan on what to do with the assignments later. We're still writing down what info we have about the anomalies and all of that since you know. Not like we can do much else.
>>4744068We have the blood let's do it ourselves and give it to jeff
Here's what I plan on doing on Hour 4. If any of the other players want to throw something their way, I'm willing to hear them out >Foster Rigorous Lessons (Employee N), explicit orders to try playing the piano since you know. It's a piano. Lessons. Seems natural enough to try doing.>Enable Final Flash (Employee O), tell them to take some viscera with them to feed it and try to listen to what they're whispering about>Get Employee P to throw the coffee, blood, and beer mix into JEFF to maintain them. Tell them to do whatever they can to try repairing the mess that is JEFF >>4744109I dunno. We have employees for a reason. I rather risk something bad happening to an employee than to ourselves. We can buy more of them. We can't buy more of ourselves.
>>4744115To clarify, this is for hour FOUR. We're not assigning shit on Hour 3 due to the whole rule and all of that. I'm just planning on what to do now since we got time to think about it and all of that jazz.
>>4744120What's life without a little spice and horrified silence
>>4744130Probable death! Look, JEFF isn't going to explode if we don't repair them right now. We can wait until Hour 4 to do that shit.
>>4744132True let's do that
>>4744033Let's update the data bases in our downtime, like what >>4744068 said. Otherwise, we can hang out with our new department head or something?For hour 4, I'd Enable Rigorous Lessons with employee E, telling them to play the piano to the best of their ability. Then, we can entertain The Red Connection and Occupied! Do Not Enter with employees K and L. I don't know who to send in the core just yet, though, so we can figure it out later.
>>4744470Actually, yeah, that sounds better than what I have planned. For Rigorous that is. The other things I have planned for the anomalies/maintenance I'll keep the sameI think sending an employee down there to at least feed JEFF the stuff they want, no matter what the employee is, should be something we should do. So that's why I suggested a generic one.
When I get back from outside I'm gonna sit, focus, and analyze the remaining posts as much as I can and give my rundowns. It'll take a lot though. Definitely developing a bigger picture of what to do and how to go about things.
>>4745152Based analysis anon, thank you for your work and tism
>>4744470 >>4745141 >Painting in oil: THE LABORER AT REST The latest pieces of information are entered into the dossier, along with a few personal notes. Organization like this gives you a peace of mind in keeping it. You do pride yourself on being neat after all. A small habit to recall, but it's something.You recline back into your comfy manager's seat and rub your eyes. Staring into a screen for so long in a room without proper lighting won't be good for your eyes."Overseer." JEFF says. "I have a question." "D-don't ask permission to ask." "Okay. Why do you care about your employees so much? You of all people should know the value of an individual.""I-Is this about me leaving the control room?""Yes. It was not often for the 'big man' leave his domain.""S-so you were watching the cards too. Who won?""A did. Now she is gloating about it to everyone within earshot. What spirit! What arrogance!""W-what else is new?""Anyway, why care? I sort of remember more callous Overseers getting more Energy that way.">"I-It's solely for their morale." >"I-I would rather avoid any unnecessary losses.">"F-for a better end-of-the-day bonus.">"B-because they remind me of myself." >"I-I care as much as you care about me." >Write in.You have an hour for downtime.>Message an Employee. Who?>Check a camera. Which one?>Leave your office. Where to?>Fuck around or fuck with JEFF. How?>Just nap for a little.>Write in.>>4745152>AnalysisAnon postsThis really raises my Qliphoth level. Thanks.
>>4745352>"I-I care as much as you care about me. You haven't been directly mean it's more so teasing the employees they help why shouldn't I care"Fluster the Secretary
>>4745352>>"I-I would rather avoid any unnecessary losses.">Message C, ask her about the patients and about herself.>Ask if Jeff's got any games installed
>>4745506"I-I care as much as you care about me. You haven't been directly mean it's more so teasing. The employees they help why shouldn't I care. Also employees cost money to get.Rewriting mine for clarification
>>4745352>"I-I care as much as you care about me. You haven't been directly mean, it's more so teasing. The employees help, why shouldn't I care. Also employees cost money to get, even though they're expendable as you said."plus this >>4745524 as well.>Check a camera. Which one?Second floor cameras. Let's see if we have visuals now, or anything new. We might have to get some employees assigned to clear the second floor so we can start using it and seeing what we got to work with. Having a few other employees assigned to cleaning up our main floor here should also be in order, alongside examining those abandoned papers and documents in that one room with the still-full coffee cups. Information is information.>Fuck around or fuck with JEFF. How?Work out a bit. Push ups, sit ups, squats, stretches. Propose to JEFF the idea to turn that empty room on this floor into a gym. This post here >>4722391 inspired me to try to get Thirteen to develop that way.>"Also, what are you doing Overseer?" JEFF says as you perform your umpteenth one-armed pushup.>"S-stretching, and yes." You stand up and roll your neck, producing an utterly satisfying crack! Since the nature of your job requires you to be seated for the duration of the shift, it is even more important to maintain proper posture and fitness on your own time. Your personal philosophy dictates that it would be a terrible shame for a man to let his body go to waste. You certainly aren't a hypocrite. Hehe.Ask JEFF to supply a few piano sheet music, if he can get any, to potentially aid in works on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher?
Continuing>>4721524Twentieth post>Use your jaw to feel it out, if you cannot use your brain to think it throughSounds like Gut Gatherer advice>"Woah! A nuke! Have you been holding out on me? Where?"Are they lying or did they really miss the nuke? Does it have to do with the temporal shift thing?>having an collective flashy dance session shortly before simultaneously immolating during a regularly scheduled containment breachHow "regularly scheduled" are we talking? This tidbit about the Research Department should be noted for later when we get to the floor that's on>It's the strangest feeling when a once-busy city is empty.>Alarms blare in the distance.Cataclysm? A massive wrong event happened somewhere? What could this be about?>Red light is emitting from the joints of Occupied!>Somone is mumbling rapidly under his breath.Interesting. Definitely a way for us to rapidly reach the energy quota for the day if/when we need to>No point in working on an overstimulated anomaly.23/15 must mean no more energy can be safely obtained from the thing. Double-edged sword sort of mechanic if there's a crucial thing we gotta do but we get no energy for it or we're unable to do the thing due to being over the energy limit>>4721563Twenty-first post>Killer7 OSTPatrician>You weren't expecting anyoneDid Thirteen forget to engage emergency locks on his door? Would make sense since QM didn't mention anything of the sort earlier>Scars form a cross on her faceGebura?>do nothing to hide the incredible smugness that comes with the forbidden pride of trespassingCute>Dead people don't need their stuff anywayToo based>Can I at least keep the glasses?Smug, scarred, violent glasses girl = top tier>You flash a welcoming smile. A's smirk faltersWith teeth like a real predator animal would>can lick my eyeball if I stick out my tongueCUTE>can punch a guy's skull out of his head with my bare handsCUTE>He was a zombie though, prolly doesn't countEverybody's a zombie if you get down to it>I just follow orders and my heart.BASED>Don't panic, don't screw up, just execute orders.Unfortunately, it isn't always that easy in the moment, especially when your mental state is forcibly fucked with by an anomaly or some artifact or other external effect>This is what a piece of "meat" must have felt as it was being stalked by Gut Gatherers; a taste of your own medicine.Interesting how despite A being unnerved by Thirteen a good deal, Thirteen got more stressed from interviewing A on his own end than A did facing him. He's forgetting that even Gut Gatherers are "meat" in the end. Teeth have to grow out of something, be attached to something, after all.
>>4746264A clarification. The emergency settings allow every door to be OPENED during Catalcysm level alarms. This has unfortunate implications for everyone involved. In addition, keycards. A Head of Staff or above access can open your control room. At that point, we had no Head of Staff. Against my better judgment, I gave A a Madness Combat cross.
>>4722391Twenty-second post>fucked around and found outJoke's on him, that's what we're gonna do anyway>equipment-based EpiphaniesE.G.O. Gear without the ego?>Rating: C+Still a passing grade for literally the first day>One employee killed (Jacquill "Doogie" Hill)But the pastebin lists them as>Employee D (Jacquill "Doogie" Hill) - Goner (All Interaction Results-, Will to Live-, Violence--)would help a lot if the QM adds "DEAD" right before Employee in the list so we know who's dead at a glance>One employee incapacitated (Francine Hayes)We better get delinquent Sadako up and at it soon>Predicted shift time: three hoursThis isn't NG+, we can't speedrun our RTS life yet>They didn't even bother to put in your name...;_;>rusted buzzsawHey why don't we add that to the equipment list? Free weapon! The rust might make it unusable though...>utterly satisfying crack!Like the crunching of bones in the mouth, delicious!>maintain proper postureWhat a chad>terrible shame for a man to let his body go to wasteBecause then you're food>>4725615Twenty-third post>Air PressureMY FUCKING NIGGA! I wonder if that music choice hints at anything about C or not.>Drone 19344"I am not a number! I am a free man!">distressingly sweatyThat's hot. I wonder why the sweat distresses Thirteen so much>pause to wipe your mouthIs Thirteen always drooling without us players aware of it in narration? Damn, we better fix that. Casey probably loved that though>takes a deep breath, straightens her back, and brings her pointer finger up. "'Did you know? M Com-'"Is that what they indoctrinated into her in Obediance 101? Customer Service 101? Human Resources 101?>seems crestfallen, then perks back up againMood swingy? Or merely very emotionally flexible? That she can recover from feeling bad that quickly might be indicative of a sort of mental fortitude. Potential resistance or rapid recovery against/from emotional attacks?>very good at hauling bodiesWonder what this is hinting at regarding drones? Or her past?>Head Sanitation Technician in Sector 8Great, she can help us direct the employees in cleaning up our facility from disrepair>saw my coworkers in the body bags themselvesWhat happened in Sector 8 that resulted in all those casualties? Something to question Casey about later>like sisters to meAll female? Do male drones not exist? More things to ask later on>PDA saysWe have the PDA system in our facility, we should use it more from here on out>report suspicious gatherings; IT'S CULT, CALL THE SHUTTLE>RecyclerJEFF did say nobody's buried anymore>death brings joy through affordable commercial productsHow are dead human corpses even turned into random merchandise?! There's some /d/ shit in here somewhere...>"I love you.""I LOVE YOU.""I LOVE YOU.""I LOVE YOU.">That girl ain't right.I beg to differ
>>4746291>allow every door to be OPENED during Catalcysm level alarms. This has unfortunate implications for everyone involved.People can raid Thirteen's office. People can walk out of the facility. People can go into the PRODUCTION room. Oh no.>Head of Staff or above access can open your control roomCan we make it so ONLY Overseer access can enter our control room, or is the Head of Staff permission being included as a failsafe so somebody can go investigate the control room if/when the Overseer is dead/MIA or something? In any case, I kinda prefer it this way as it makes "clandestine visits" from Casey a lot more organic if/when they ever happen>gave A a Madness Combat crossYES YES YEShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJgeQ2Ve9t4
>>4745524This. No point of wasting life unless it's necessary to our goal. Employees are valuable assets.
>>4745506>>4745524>>4745529>>4745659>>4746354>"I-I care as much as you care about me. You haven't been directly mean, it's moreso teasing. The employees help, why shouldn't I care? Also employees cost money to get, even though they're expendable as you said.""A very practical response. Simple, efficient. It suits you, just like that silly black dress-coat-thing of yours. Although. I have been teasing you? And you care as much as-Explain. Now.""D-don't overthink this. Y-you know what you said, JEFF.""Overseer. What have I told you about what I feel about being ambiguous? Are your memories spilling out of a hole in that muscle-clogged brain of yours?" "M-maybe. Maybe not.""I do not understand. Damn you.""O-of course not. That's why I keep you around.">Fuck around or fuck with JEFF. FLEX.>Ask JEFF to supply a few piano sheet music, if he can get any, to potentially aid in works on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher.>Ask if JEFF's got any games installed."J-JEFF." You stand and breathe out as you prepare for another workout. "D-do you have any games installed?""Overseer, I would be playing them instead of checking the cameras. I have been ordered to delete my collection by a previous Overseer.""W-what else did I expect? Nnnh." You hate to admit it, but you've gotten soft, out of shape. Your joints ache from this light set of impact exercises."D-do you have any music sheet saved? We can use those for works with the piano anomaly.""Let me take a look. Hmmm." You begin to execute lunges. "A few old MIDI files here and there. Classical and a few assorted genres, according to the file names.""W-wonderful. How are the chances of-whup-constructing a gymnasium in the spare room?" "Ha. Ha. The average diet of the human being is atrocious. Their bodies would literally cannibalize themselves when undergoing the strain of recreational exercise. Lifting is totally out of the question. Consider the folly of casting pearls before maggots, Overseer.""W-well. We don't always need to eat out of the pipes. T-there is-ahhh-a-always a more perfect substitute for meals. I recall that there was E-class Meat in a catalog...""Oh. You are serious. Well, there is a good chance that R Company will send you a Company catalog of their own, provided that you have wormed your way into their good graces. Companies like when you do them favors. You would most likely get your exercise paraphernalia from R Company.""D-duly noted.""Also, please stop with the flexing. You are burning precious nutrients that way.""Hmmmhmm." Fucking with JEFF - The Work Result was okay, by your estimate.
>>4749045>Check a camera. Second floor.Surprisingly, it works. The camera system of the second floor has been reactivated. Ed and N must have gotten the cameras fixed on their little venture down. On this floor, there are a set of dorms large enough to easily accommodate your entire roster of Employees, the medical ward mentioned by Ben (how he knew about it before you merits inquiry), and a currently unused containment cell. Thankfully, all the rooms are aband- No.You don't understand what it is that you see in the lobby of the medical ward, but you know that it's standing there at the receptionist's desk, menacingly. This definitely is an anomaly, its form shifting and warping at irregular intervals, giving fleeting impressions of CRT TVs, peering eyes, marble statues; you switch the cameras before you get a headache.There are still substantial bloodstains in the halls and by the dorms from A's "cleanup" sessions, but medbay looks well-kept.You see N playing with a switchblade as he stands guard near the dorm showers; Ed must be using those, as well as the laundry machines nearby.Looks like another project to attend to.>Message C, ask her about the patients and about herself.DM - HOM Cnameless13:Hello Casey.19344C:second orders!19344C:hello Manager!!You whip your head around as you hear the hiss of the control room doors. It's Casey. "Any new orders~" She beams as she strides in."P-please don't enter without knocking." You unready and relax your hands. "I-I've had enough of surprise visitors for a few days. H-h-how long were you waiting there?""Oh! Sorry, sorry! I was just in the area after the card game and was looking for something to do.""A-are-ahem." Being taken off-guard is not a pleasant feeling. You resist the urge to grit your teeth. "H-how are the patients? Hayes and Sevilla?""Employees H and S are in the pink of health, Overseer! Employees F and I, I mean. While Employee F is still down for the count, Employee I will make a swift recovery by the next shift. Happy days ahead.""A-and who's taking care of them right now?""I left Ben in charge. He said he was okay with handling my duties while I went off on my own. Ben is real swell.""..." Ben is rather assertive. It's a rather minor thing, but these little things always seem to add up. You wonder if you are too lax when controlling your minions. Employees."P-please refrain from deferring your duties to other Employees. You are the only Medical staff that I have assigned so far.""Ah, ah. My apologies."
>>4749072"I-I'm curious, Casey. How did you get here?" You offer her a seat, which she gladly takes."I saw the flyer of course! 'We take EVERYONE!' I'm part of everyone, so I was taken.""I-I must amend to that. Where did you come from?""I came in from Sector 8, silly. The PDA stopped talking to me one day." She frowns for a moment, but the smile returns. "But that just meant that I was supposed to find a job somewhere else in the Sector. So I went looking for one. And I kept looking. And I kept looking. Until I found myself here.""T-that doesn't seem... normal? How long ago did it stop working?""A long time ago. It was so confusing not having an Administrator to follow in those times. Hm. But all is well now. All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. Now that you're here, that is.""I-interesting.""Oh, fucking finally. The third hour is finished Overseer. I was getting tired of talking and looking for things to happen. I stared at a big rat in the storage room for a while. I got a lot of people to stare at it too. It was a big rat. Get back to work.""Hello, Ms. Polito!" Casey waves towards the screen. JEFF's heart flickers."Oh. Hello maggot human. I suppose you have come to provide more useless corporate commentary?""Well, I wouldn't put it like that~""And Overseer, the dark man is seriously agitated now. He is talking to himself a lot. You should do something about it."HOUR 2, SHIFT 2QUOTA:0/7 PRODUCT exportedE-Energy: 11 units, 0 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 1 unitSPONSORS:>R Company - RULE: THOU SHALT NOT ASSIGN LABOR ON EVERY THIRD HOUR. (Completed!)INTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]: >Anomalies: The Red Connection, Occupied! Do Not Enter!, Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher, Final Flash of Existence>Facility: PRODUCTION room, elevator to the 2nd floor, Core Maintenance>Equipment: M.A.D World (Epiphany, unassigned), Fire Ax (used by Employee A) >Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)>Write in.CONSOLE COMMANDS>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)>Message an Employee PDA. (Write in.)>Edit Employee permissions. (Write in.)>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)>Write in.
>>4749076>Enable Rigorous Lessons (Employee E), explicit orders to try playing the piano since you know. It's a piano. Lessons. Seems natural enough to try doing. Give them any sheet music we can give them >Get Employee N to throw the coffee, blood, and beer mix into JEFF to maintain them. Tell them to do whatever they can to try repairing the mess that is JEFF.>Enable Final Flash (Employee O), tell them to take any spare viscera with them to feed it and try to listen to what they're whispering about>Entertain Occupied! Do Not Enter! with K and Red Connection with L. Order L to pick up the phone and talk to whoever's on the other line, nothing explicit for K. Anyone got any suggestions and/or changes they would like to add to this list, other players?
>>4749080It might be better to not interact with entry not found one of the previous prompts that they were overstimulated so let's just clean the room
>>4749099Que? That was ages ago, The entity has calmed down a lot. Look at the results in >>4744033 The overstressed part was yesterday. The cleaning is kinda assumed when interacting with the anomaly but it would probably be a smart idea to try some friendly chitchat while cleaning him up.
>>4749076Hour 4, Shift 2I wrote late.
>>4749100NVM then carry on comrade
>>4749076Do not get attached to the drone, do not get attached to the drone, do not get attached to the drone.... ;_;>>4749080This sounds good, supporting!
Also, forgot to say, but perhaps we should consider moving to a new thread? I'm not a /qst/ veteran so i don't know how we'd go about setting up an archive but we're getting dangerously close to the last pages... I'll leave it up to our QM ^^
>>4749324I would only suggest making a new thread once we get to page 10. That's usually the point when people jump the ship.
>>4749080Why not Foster work instead on Rigorous Lessons? Foster is physical needs and interaction, enable is enabling the environment and cleaning up. Playing music in the containment room sound system for the anomaly is Enable work as well. Playing the piano themselves is... which one? Foster or Enable? Feeding an abno directly IS Foster work as well.
>>4749524Huh. I mean, sure, we can do Foster. I just heard someone say Enable and ran with it but what you're saying makes sense. I'm still using Ed because he's good at collecting energy at least.
>>4749524Wouldn't foster be cleaning up around it, making sure the strings are clean, dusting off the keys etc? I think Enable or Entertain would be alright if we meant playing the piano...
>>4749920Foster - The equivalent of Lobotomy Corporation's Instinct work. Employees attempt to fulfill the physiological needs of an anomaly.Enable - Insight. Employees attempt to establish the favored living conditions for the anomaly.Entertain - Attachment. Employees attempt to fulfill social needs, to encourage a relationship with the anomaly.Deprive - Repression. Employees attempt to oppose the anomaly’s natural desires and instincts. It would probably fall under Foster or Enable, I would imagine. I would probably want to pick Enable moreso than Foster because of Ed's stupidly high +Enable but if it falls under Foster, then yeah. Up to the QM what would make sense.
>>4749524>>4749533>>4749920>>4749963Going with Foster for playing the piano on the grounds that it's more direct interaction than Enable.
>>4750085Fair enough. Probably better to pick Foster so we can write down more I N F O R A M A T I O N about the anomaly.
>>4749080>>4749323>>4749143>>4749524>Enable Rigorous Lessons (Employee E), explicit orders to try playing the piano since you know. It's a piano. Lessons. Seems natural enough to try doing. Give them any sheet music we can give them. Employee E enters Containment Cell B, wearing a bathrobe and a pair of silly-looking bunny slippers. He is holding a freshly printed music sheet. "Ah, ah. Cute," Casey remarks.E: Phew, feeling real good after that shower. How about you, piano man?There is no response.E: Business only, huh?Employee E takes a seat, places a sheet on the music rack, and begins to play.Employee E chuckles as discordant chords groan from the piano.A piano wire unravels and whips through the air, slicing into E's arm.E: Ah! Fuck.Employee E pauses to nurse his wound. Another wire slices into him.E: Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck.E: I think I need to-Employee E crumples the sheet music and tosses it to the side.Employee E's hands begin to fly across the keys...The camera and audio feed cuts out.The sound of a light and soothing piano composition plays throughout the facility.Da capo, con sentimento.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L6jkNPDqTg (Chopin - Fantaisie Impromptu (Op. 66))"Oh God. Oh man. Oh God, oh man, you think that killed him?""Weeeellllll... someone is still playing music. I believe in Employee E, and in his possibly low prospects for survival.""..." You switch cameras to the storage room. You'd rather not risk another Employee to stop the performance. It is rather good music too...>Get Employee N to throw the coffee, blood, and beer mix into JEFF to maintain them. Tell them to do whatever they can to try repairing the mess that is JEFF.Employee N is busy stuffing himself into the conspicuously large core pipe, along with several bottles of beer and a toolbox. Employee B is helping him in.B: Right. You ready for facility repairs?N: Aye. Bit unusual innit? Orders specify bring only coffee, beer, and booze, but these tools should definitely help.B: The tools should. What kind of robot needs those drinks?N: A special type, with real special needs. Haw haw. B: Ha. Keep an eye out and don't die. I would prefer not to continue the business with the remains of my coworkers.N: Charming. Now send it.Employee B nods and turns an orange valve, and Employee N lowers out of sight.The sounds of the piano stop. A small performance finishes."Overseer, I am going to be offline for repairs. Expect me in another hour or so, and play nice with your weird friend in the meantime.""A-affirmative." The heart disappears from the screen."Hey! I'm not weird," Casey splutters. "In fact, I'm what most people would call the 'Model Employee.' Do you think I'm weird, Overseer?""..." You give a shake of the head. A model for who?"Exactly, Ms. Polito." She turns to the empty screen. "Ohhhh."
>>4752026>Enable Final Flash (Employee O), tell them to take any spare viscera with them to feed it and try to listen to what they're whispering aboutEmployee O carefully holds a blood bucket with both hands. He steps through the threshold of the Containment Cell with a serious look and disappears into the darkness.O: Hello?O: Is anyone in here?ANOMALY: It should be raining today...The voice comes right from beside the airlock. It sounds soft, yet somehow amplified.O: Hey buddy. Don't sneak up on me like that. You could get hurt.Slow footsteps pace around the perimeter of the room.ANOMALY: Hypocrites.. all of you... I need...O: I've got something you need right here. Meat. Eat up.You hear a bucket being placed.You hear a godawful slurping noise, followed by a lighter pair of footsteps looking around the room. Someone taps on the walls.There is a slow shuffle to the corner furthest from the door.O: Tch. Can't do much cleaning with no light. I ain't a maintenance freak.ANOMALY: Walk in my shoes... can't believe you...O: Whatever, buddy. Enjoy.Employee O exits the containment cell."Ah, what a scary thing. Maybe you should invest in L Company's patented Luna Lights(tm)? I think they would work wonders in a tenebrous situation like this. 'Face the fear, light it up!'""I-I think we should have flashlights already.""But branding makes products 20% more effective, according to consumer satisfaction surveys.""..." You don't think you'll need a TV for advertisements anymore.>Entertain Occupied! Do Not Enter! with K and Red Connection with L. Order L to pick up the phone and talk to whoever's on the other line, nothing explicit for K. Employees K and L enter, talking about what to spend their paychecks on. Come to think of it, you realize that you don't really know how much these guys get paid...K: Bitching.Employee K intrudes near Occupied!K: Hey, hey, hey. How's it going in there?ANOMALY: Uuuuooooo... not another one of you...K: There's only room for one Kredit Carta in this world.K: But hey man, I'll be chill.ANOMALY: Please... be quiet...The stream of gore increases.K: Sheesh, you got a lot of guts in there, don't you? ANOMALY: Sorry... it's a bad habit, isn't it?K: Hey, nobody is perfect. I'm cool with that, brother man. Kinda cool too, it's real cool. ANOMALY: Yeah...Employee L picks up the phone.L: Helloooooo?There is no response for a short time.The sound of a man screaming erupts from the receiver.Employee L freezes up, still holding the receiver.Hysterical, incoherent, half-sobbing, half-shouting. The noise rages out into the room.Employee K looks over with concern.Occupied!'s blood flow increases.Employee L seems rather shaken when the call finally finishes.L: F-f-fuck.
>>4752052"So this is all that you do Overseer?""T-this, as well as dealing with paperwork and some visitors.""What a wonderful job it must be to be Overseer. Aren't you glad to be working under one of the Alphabet Companies?""I-I wouldn't use 'glad' to describe it."The Work Order on Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher is completed.The Work Result was good.Emotive Energy Count: +10/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspects Revealed: N/AWorking Notes:- Bad cuts sustained from messing around with that piece. Taking recommendations from JEFF was a mistake.- Glad I took piano lessons. The utility of a liberal arts education is truly unlimited, surprisingly.The Work Order on Final Flash of Existence is completed.The Work Result was good.Emotive Energy Count: +1/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: Calmed DownEmployee Aspects Revealed:- Employee O - Forceful (Entertainment-, Deprivation+, Violence+)Working Notes- How about a little light next time?- Doesn't seem like this guy takes a crap or anything. Walls feel normal, there's nothing on the floor.- I swear he was about to start touching me the entire time. Fucking hell.- He's back in his corner now.The Work Order on Occupied! Do Not Enter! is completed.The Work Result was good.Emotive Energy Count: +6/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: StressedEmployee Aspects Revealed:Employee M - Chill (Foster+, Entertainment+, Deprivation-)Working Notes- My man Yohan seems alright.- Feel kinda bad that he put himself in there though.- He doesn't like being talked to directly, I think I was vibing too hard for him.- That phone is freaky man. Yohan really doesn't like that noise.The Work Order on The Red Connection is completed.The Work Result was good.Emotive Energy Count: +4/???Current Anomaly Demeanor: ???Employee Aspects Revealed: N/AWorking Notes- It's as bad as everyone says, but I sure as hell didn't expect that.- I'm gonna get a drink, I'm all rattled.
HOUR 5, SHIFT 2QUOTA:0/7 PRODUCT exportedE-Energy: 32 units, 0 units/hourDTC-ENERGY: 1 unitSPONSORS:>R Company - RULE: THOU SHALT NOT ASSIGN LABOR ON EVERY THIRD HOUR. (Completed!)INTERACTIONS [1 Hour Each]:>Anomalies: The Red Connection, Occupied! Do Not Enter!, Rigorous Lessons from an Absent Teacher, Final Flash of Existence>Facility: PRODUCTION room, elevator to the 2nd floor, Core Maintenance>Equipment: M.A.D World (Epiphany, unassigned), Fire Ax (used by Employee A) >Assign Employee (write in interaction type, specific instructions, sex, Employee or Agent, etc.)>Write in.CONSOLE COMMANDS>View and edit anomaly dossiers and database. (Write in.)>Make a facility-wide announcement. (Write in.)>Manage Employee roster and Departments. (Write in.)>Message an Employee PDA. (Write in.)>Edit Employee permissions. (Write in.)>View cameras in which room? (Write in.)>Skip an hour of the workday.>Skip XX hours of the workday.>End the workday. (Enters Downtime/Upgrade Phase.)>Write in.
>>4752079It should be Employee K, not Employee M. Oops.
>>4752084HOLY SHIT that amount of energy we got from Rigorous Lessons was high. I suppose the only thing to do now is to send someone in to produce energy and end the day when that gets started Let's go with...Employee P.That and to tell Casey to go check up on Ed so he doesn't get an infection or something. Write down the information we got in the anomalies, and yeah. The day is done as far as I'm considered.
>>4752093I mean to produce the product with the energy. You know the drill. Give P with all of the energy we can to produce some PRODUCT, stuff them into the room, and probably expect them to die.
>>4752084"Wot the bloody 'ell am I looking at?""Welcome to my Core, human maggot! Now clean it up.""Stinks up to 'igh 'eaven in 'ere.""Just fix it. Please. I do not know how I work.""Right. Hold on. Is this... are you serious?""Yes. You see, human maggot, the future is now. All acts of fixing will be dealt with through AMUSING PUZZLES. We are civilized people, after all.""I don't fecking believe this. Can't I just pour in the drinks and clean up the rest of the machines in here?""Well. Uh. Yes, you can. But look at this puzzle. It has sliding blocks. Red and orange sliding blocks. It has been designed for small children. You are smarter than a child, right?""...">Solve! Get the red block out of the hole to the left.>Ah fuck this. I'm off.Level 2 of this: https://www.mathplayground.com/slidingblock.html
>>4752122...PFFFT. Okay, let's do this. Do we just type out the moves we do to get the block out or what?
>>4752122Oh man, that's really creative, I love it! I'll focus on that and go back to answer the other stuff after.
>>4752157Here's the result, spoilered in case we were meant to do something else!
>>4752166Huh, impressively quick.
>>4752176It was surprisingly harder than I expected... But I really like that we had to do something like this, makes this quest even more fun hahaha
>>4752181Fair enough. So, do you think we should try throwing in some "hmmm what happens if we used a flashlight on Final Flash" thing while punting someone into PRODUCTION? I'm not so sure using light on a shadow will do anything but something bad so I would want to use an expendable employee on that (Employee R in this case).
>>4752026Let's look at what each work did before making decisions>>4752026Seems like the piano doesn't like when you use sheet music when playing it... Otherwise, work result was good and it gave us a lot of energy, so it seems like we did what we should have by having E play. Although, I get the feeling that simply doing the same kind of work over and over for free energy won't work too much due to the nature of the anomaly... Casey IS a little weird, but that's part of her charm.>>4752052The anomaly can speak, huh. While giving it guts seems like it was satisfactory for it and the work result was good, it doesn't seem like it was stimulated enough to produce energy... Speaking of, we haven't sent any women in its containment cell, right? It may be interesting to send A there to repress it, might make it react more strongly. I'm not sure that a flashlight would be safe for our employees, but the anomaly would definitely react.Seems like entertaining Occupied! Do Not Enter! is the right call! He seems to be an anomaly of few words, and he probably prefers to be worked on with only one person in the room... We should not send someone else to work on the Red Connection for the best results, I feel? May be wrong there.Speaking of the Red Connection, I don't quite know what to do with it... Thankfully we have a psychiatrist who can handle L, it may give us some more insight regarding how to act next with the anomaly.Otherwise, seems like we have enough energy to make our product, so we may want to consider sending someone off to create it before hour 6... What do you guys think?
>>4752293To clarify, JEFF gave Ed pic related to play. Piano man isn't cultured enough to understand the mastery of John Stump.
>>4752293The nature of the piano fucking cutting into you when playing it is kinda already a deterrent from playing it too much. Honestly, I think if we're going to do anything to Final Flash, depriving it with A with whatever we can toss her way might be an interesting avenue. For production, yeah, just send in Employee P. Complete nobody, don't know a lick about them, nothing to cry about if they die. Honestly, I've been itching to send U out to try interacting with the anomalies in one way or the other. Maybe not now but sometime in the future. Not sure why, maybe untapped potential? The hint we have with the phone is something about hanging up. Maybe we can deprive it by sending someone over to pick up the line and hang up before anyone can say their piece? Not sure if fucking with it like that is a good thing but it's an interesting avenue. Red Connection's whole thing is "pick up phone, sounds of a fucking war zone play, get a small dose of energy and a spooked employee". Here's what I know about the anomalies from what I've seen >Final Flash: Decent energy when it was first awakened. Employee J was scared of it, maybe that's a factor? Little to no energy when he was just given a bucket and left to do it's thing. Disgruntled tone when they talked, speaking of "hypocrites" and saying stuff like "can't believe you". >Rigorous Lessons: Drained energy when someone hummed something near it, seems picky about the music it wants. When Ed decided to try playing it, it ripped into him and made him play what it wanted to play. Seems like it wants to be the one in control and wants to teach others how to play music properly(?), from it's point of view. >Occupied! Do Not Enter!: High energy when distressed, low to none when calm. Decent energy when someone cleans it's area without much chitchat. In Ben's words, doesn't react well to "initial confrontation". Produces a large amount of energy when heavily stressed out. This is dangerous, however, due to the unstable condition of the anomaly>Red Connection: Decent if middling energy when Foster or Entertain are used on it, little to none energy when no call is made. Calls are usually about someone in a dire situation and stresses people out by association. Phrases like "begs to not be hung up on" and "needs a friend" implies some deal of social connection to it.
>>4752382Honestly, someone like U might be a good person to send to the phone. A person is usually on the other end and U is supposed to be a psychologist. You know, a literal people person. So maybe something like this? >Foster Red Connection with Employee U. Orders to pick up the phone to whoever is on the other line and to comfort them in their time of need. >Deprive Final Flash with Employee A. Get them a flashlight, let them have their axe, tell them to use the flashlight on Final Flash and to defend themselves if necessary. See how the flashlight causes Final Flash to react. Tell them to be careful, never know how light will cause a shadow to react.>Send Employee P into the meat grinder that is PRODUCT. >Get Employee E some medical attention. Casey, I love you, but you're a department head for a reason and I do not trust Ben with any modicum of control. Maybe call in Ben to have a personal talk after we end the day. >Write down about the new information we've gotten about Rigorous Lessons and how it tore into someone to control them in order to play some music. After all of that, we should probably just end the day.
>>4752424How much E Energy would you like to refine?
>>475242430 units, which should translate to 10 units of PRODUCT. The two units (along with whatever we get from the anomaly interactions next hour) will just be leftovers for buying shit.
>>4752433>>4752446Whoops. Meant to reply with you in that post. The point stands.
>>4752424Might as well make a small addenum since ehhh, why not. >Collection on Rigorous Lessons with Employee G. Tell them to figure out what the hell happened in there when the camera went dark and to get whatever they can from there.
>>4752122>>4752166>>4752147"Congratulations on your success. You truly are a remarkable example of a human insect.""You insulted me into solving it, you slag. How come you weren't able to figure it out yourself?""... Employee Nathan R. Edinburgh. Please finish the repairs or I will garnish your wages.""Yes, ma'am."HEART Core compatibility and function increased. A control console screen has been restored. New upgrades are available.
>>4752597Ebin! Might as well check that out once we get everything situated.
A shame to see this one die.
>>4754158Eh? The last update was a day ago.
>>4754163Huh, I should probably drink less while reading quests then cause I must've misread the date.
>>4752424>>4752458>>4752446+1, sounds good to me right now
>>4754158>>4754163>>4754166Not dead, but almost to page 10. Does thread die/404 at that point? How do I make an archive?
>>4754644The thread doesn't officially get fucked until Page 11 or roughly a month after creation. You still got a week of time left in this thread. As for archives, submit it to http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html. Nothing's stopping you from making a new thread once this one hits the shitter bump wise, by the by.
>>4754644Threads can last at page 10 for a long time on /qst/. You still have until then to archive, and even when thread is dead you can still archive it on the external site as long as it's still here on https://boards.4channel.org/qst/archive to open the page and access the images.What >>4754653 said is what you do:>go to http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html>click "Click Here For Request Interface" under "Add Thread">this link comes up http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/requestqstinterface.html?>in "Thread #" is the OP number of the thread you're trying to archive; for this thread, it would be "4711588" (minus the quotation marks)>in "Title" you can enter a title, such as "MANAGER, HELP! Another Facility Management Quest" (minus the quotation marks)>in "Description" you enter a description however you like, though a short summation is generally preferred, everybody has their own preferences and style>see http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html and scroll down for the descriptions others have put for quests on archiving them there, to get some idea for yourself>in "Tags", you enter tags to help others in searching for the quest; though generally people will search for your quest via the title, the tags can help by being another way of your quests being found on the site>see http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html and scroll down for the tags others have put for quests on archiving them there, to get some idea for yourself>MAKE SURE YOUR TITLE AND DESCRIPTION AND TAGS ARE SPELLED PROPERLY, AND MAKE SURE YOUR TAGS ARE SEPARATED BY A COMMA EACH!!!>IF YOU FUCK UP ANY PART OF THESE, YOUR QUEST CANNOT BE REARCHIVED TO FIX THESE ENTRIES!!!
>>4754653>>4754666Aye, aye. Thanks.
continuing before thread diesTwenty-fourth post>>4725619>that "Industry standards" lineI'd rather not have everybody start killing each other at the drop of a hat. This isn't anime Japan.>broke open some of the pipes by the bathrooms, so we have a steady supply of blood to keep us fullSeems Collection work on Occupied! is good for something. This does give me a scenario idea of a particularly blood-oriented girl drinking Occupied!'s blood and wanting more, going in for work on Occupied! and... teasing the everliving fuck out of him. Think that would make Yohan regret shoving himself into an iron maiden? A girl whispering at him how much she loves his blood in a macabre yet erotic way?>judging from past experiencesWhat did Ed go through?>Slacking off.Hey if Netzach can be a department head in Lobotomy Corp and there's always a slacker boss in these management sims, then anything is possible>Eating less than five dollars a dayEfficient, I like that>liberal arts degreeOh no>theoretical engineeringProbably perfect in a future dystopia>hemoichthyologyNo results online. "Blood fish" is what it means, plus -ology for "study of".>applicable everywhereYeah, people have blood. Go fish.>Sanitation and serviceHelp people and clean up dead bodies, seems legit in-setting>employment adsWhat "employment ads"? We should discuss this with JEFF like everything else>suicideSomebody has to die for PRODUCT bro>cleaning up a bar in the after-hoursWhat, everybody is given a complementary shotgun with their amasec?>>4725639Twenty-fifth post>Allows direct controlIs JEFF gonna be controlling them, or is Thirteen? This way JEFF can be interacted with directly, but I dunno if it'll help us with anything down the line>Allows lethal nerve gashttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFvV3ZDRTfs>BRADYCARDIAFun fact: If you hold your breath and shove your face into ice water, you can induce that yourself>Reads Employee suit sensorsAlways set to maximum, a must buy>remote controlled shellShell as in drone/robot and not as in Nothing There nor as in seashell>those four Lobotomy Corp work order toolsYeah but where's ATTACHMENT?>Room constructionBase building?>"Prost. -N"What's that mean? And where's the bears?>revive an Employee from a comaHow is this alone costing us one whole PRODUCT?>Hire a rejected drone. (1 E for 2) (Discount Dan's)If C is an example of a non-rejected drone, a "corporate meat-puppet" and future "Overseer's cock-sleeve" in the case of C, I wonder how rejected drones are in comparison. I bet they'd make for decent fodder for when we need to produce the PRODUCT, unless it's a "maximize suffering" case where the more human or emotional somebody is the better for PRODUCT it is>Hire a Clown. Honk honk!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9whQIbNmu9s>Does not require food or water.Is the shrink not human?>Discount Dan'sOh no, what'd they do to our shrink?
Twenty-sixth post>>4727378>pale lavender fluidI wonder what's in these promotion syringes>smell of iron and sweetness lingers in the airCute>"J-JEFF, are you a boy or a girl?"Based on signs, the original AI "Lammar" would have been a female like Angela from Lobotomy Corp. Because we picked male voice and HELLA JEFF as the name, they're technically a guy to begin with. Now all that's left is a SWEET BRO to back him up>Drone - (All Interaction Results-)Good thing she's a department head now and not somebody doing the works on anomalies anymore>When this Employee performs a Work OrderDepartment heads are allowed to perform works themselves, and can therefore be killed and subsequently replaced? About what I expected. I'd rather not let any of our heads die though>Would you prefer this spacing or the type prior?Prior spacing to avoid setting off autists that hate text walls like the bitches they are>>4727632Twenty-seventh post>dried layer of salivaThirteen's drool problem is preferable over a snoring problem>carefully removing any dangerous pieces of informationFuck your dystopian censorship, bitch>"Our Hats are without exception!"Does the "H" of H-Company stand for "Hat" or "Headgear"?>1 Hat of Exceptionally Poor qualityIs this going to be Team Fortress 2 now?>I just like the idea that someone is suffering.Including himself?>M-Company - "MEAT!"That what the "M" stands for?>bureaucratic oversightOh no>forced to outsourceOh no>excess inventoryA Drone is described as a "corporate meat-puppet". Would this option have provided us with several lesser Drones to kill off or "use"?>Please dispose of it for us"It" singular or "it" plural?>1 Day Subscription of E-Grade MeatHow are meats even graded in this dystopian society?>Channel 88Is MURDERCHANNEL (always all caps, 100%) also related to something involving a Channel 14?
>>4731852Thirtieth post>"Can I please keep the airhorn?">"I-I'll think about it."To blare out in victory in case of overcoming a Crisis or Cataclysm level incident, MLG style>consider hiring a replacement shortlySurprisingly, he's not dead. I think he's worth throwing into the PRODUCTION room if he's both saddled with lots of negative maluses now AND he's got lots of fear and high emotions to "benefit from" when it comes to making that PRODUCT>slouched over your console the entire nightPeople slouched over their PCs and phones reading this RIGHT NOW, please get up and do some stretches! Fix that posture too!>flash a reassuring smileThirteen is on his way to becoming a real based manager>flickers and emits a harsh buzzNot even JEFF, a sadistic AI, likes seeing Thirteen smile? Damn, tough crowd>You consider investing in a proper mirror; people keep reacting like that, and you are beginning to formulate an unfortunate picture of your face.Or of your mouth and teeth?>Reminder: Foster = instinct, enable = insight, entertain = attachment, deprive = repressionFair enough, we did just say "Foster Final Flash" without any additional details to go off of. I probably would have done the same as a QM running this. Lesson learned to explain more from now on, like "Assign generic employee to Foster Final Flash. Orders are to feed it with some spare meat, then listen and observe for any information.">>4731872Thirty-first post>Light piano music driftsIs that JEFF playing it for us, Rigorous Lessons playing it loud enough to be heard on our floor of the facility, or some anime/movie style thing where the ambient music of the scene can be physically heard by characters in the setting?>sweet-smelling perfumeBoy am I glad we gave Casey that Swarming perk. Imagine the smell.>the authority of your black and white ID cardNobody wants to play the role of shitter and mug us for our all-access ID>surprised at how easy it was to walk away from your consolenigga just walk away from the screen like nigga close your eyes haha>Why are you thinking so suspiciously anyway?Leftover sentiment from before Thirteen became Overseer? Could be important if that whole musing is hinting at what past Overseers faced in regards to leaving their posts>a lot cleaner and brighter than what the console showsIs there a system in place to deliberately distort the audio and video feed to the Overseer? Make the place seem worse than it is? Instill a false impression onto the one in charge to divide them from the employees and agents?>admirationI wonder if it's only from C, or if there's at least one other employee or agent that's a fan of Thirteen?>repress the urge to smile at himOne of these days I want Thirteen to be able to smile at people without them being afraid they'll get eaten alive, seriously>drinks are now free, everyoneThe magic words to gain approval and respect>nice change of pacePast Overseers weren't very based. I wonder why?
I still got less than a dozen posts left to go through, but we're on page 10 so I'm gonna leave that to next thread. I hope you don't flake and drop this quest out of nowhere like so many QMs do with their promising shit.
Thank you analysis anon for the effort, always a pleasure to read what you writeOP better not flake out or I'll... Cry or something
>>4764523>>4764562It's been a long week fellas. I'll archive the thread now and update the pastebin. Expect another thread sometime else.
>>4764592Fair enough, school can be a bitch. Just saying that this quest is really fun and I hope it continues.
>>4764592I look forward to your next thread
>>4764592Looking forward to your next thread, anon! It's a very fun quest.