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Part one here: >>44691255

twitter @sZsSUGltNA

You are still in the surgical suite. There are medical instruments scattered around the room, and an automatic surgeon machine hunches menacingly over the operating table. It is still set into remote operation mode.

The corpse you are dragging behind you is starting to creep you out a little.
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>>44720826
Hit Chi.

Examine box.
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>>44720826
Eat the Corpse
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>>44721219
That dessicated corpse has our ticket out of here inside it.
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>>44721165
The button opens the floor panel, revealing a shaft that looks about seven feet deep. The box contains surgical gloves, size large.

>>44721219
The prospect of human jerky makes you slightly queasy.
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>>44721338

Wait, did the computer in the Lab toggle the remote lock, or did it just say, can't do shit cuz remote lock? >>44700402

Press the other button. Omicron?
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>>44720826
Is dat a free pooper scooper? Nab it.
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>>44721464
Omicron causes a panel to slide open on the back of the machine, revealing four buttons.

>>44721514
Unreasonably excited to find a pooper scooper, you were somewhat disheartened to realize it was only an overturned IV stand.
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>>44721677
Uh.

Press green?
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>>44721677
Left hand green.
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>>44721720
An error tone plays, and a mechanical voice informs you that there are no procedures queued, and the machine must have remote operation mode disengaged.

You take a closer look at one of the arms while this is happening. That blade is about an inch and a half long and gleams sharply.
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>>44721915
Okay, I guess we can try and cut off the body part of the corpse with the implant in it manually?

Toss that corpse on the table, try and take a blade and get cutting.
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>>44721915
Hit purple. One of these gotta unlock it.
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>>44721950
You rip the dusty clothing off of the upper body and place it on the operating table, covering the top of it with a dropcloth from a box on the floor.
You attempt to move the arm to cut manually with it, but it doesn't budge.

>>44721970
You return to the panel and press purple.
The mechanical voice sounds again: Remote mode disengaged. Now connecting to the local terminal... Connected. Waiting for operating instructions.
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>>44722100
Is that pane of glass still there?

Return to Lab computer.

...which with the glass there would require dragging the corpse back, programming the surgery, then coming back to engage it.
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>>44722367
You return to the lab computer through the open glass pane. Opening the surgical menu, it now presents the following.
It seems to need to analyze the body before it will let you do anything else.
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>>44722446
'Lyze dat shit.
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>>44722494
Thanks computer. Very useful.
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>>44722545
We harvest then. We hunger for that implant.

We have a power supply to get back online.
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>>44722883
Like a mechanical spider the machine springs to life; smoothly disassembling the body before you with precise and efficient motions. In a matter of moments it's over. The body is covered with a plain sheet, and a row of pans that extended from the side of the surgical table are filled with miscellaneous parts of human. You're drawn to the fourth pan, which contains a promising glimmer of metal and glass.
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>>44723037
Obtain implant. Hurry and look through the porthole to Engineering.
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>>44723037
Tap blue button.
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>>44723063
There are two objects in the tray. You take them both.

>>44723126
Tapping the blue button, the table shifts on rollers under the table as the lift rises to meet it. It then lowers back down and hums as it is lowered down the opening, and is transported away.
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>>44723206
Check contents of Engineering. Cautiously.
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>>44723366
Looking through the porthole you see a mass of pipes and wiring. Looking downwards, you see a large creature on the ground. It appears to be dormant.
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>>44723499
Open door...quietly? Prepare to slam.

Also do the doors automatically slam shut when we/the B-implant get a certain distance from them.
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>>44723562
As you reach towards the key panel, your watch beeps warningly. It seems to be set up to prevent people from exercising too intensely, although your heart rate is raised for a different reason.

The doors remain open until closed, from what you've seen.
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>>44723637
Try descending ladder. Much less terrifying.
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>>44723708
That does look less frightening. You hear a noise from your left.
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>>44723738
Dammit. The power countdown. glance left.
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>>44723738
Descend.
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>>44723763
You decide you want to be down that ladder several seconds ago. Your watch beeps again, probably because you can feel your heart beating in your jaw.
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>>44723897
Descend descend descend

What kind of base lockdown is this
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>>44723929
The room has three... torpedo tubes? Each tube has a small glass window. The light above "POD 3" is blinking insistently.
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>>44724048
Dammit it's the jammed one. >>44701194

Look in its porthole. Try and open it.
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>>44724048
Is there just the one room down here on level 2?

No lower levels or other halls?
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>>44724121
There seems to be a grate behind the glass. The door will not turn.

>>44724136
On the wall to your right is a console. To the left is a trashbag?
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>>44724240
Hope that monster can't fit down here.

Check contents of trash bag pls contain a gun
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Maybe... I mean, its claws are strong enough to open doors, but maybe a part of its body is squishy enough to get injured by one slamming on its torso or neck?

Only one that slams remotely is the delta shutter door between lab and surgery room.
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>>44724300
Bent, twisted metal. Completely useless.

Looking up at the tunnel you can down, you're pretty sure there's no way that monster could get down here.
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>>44724405
We can Console ourselves that we've at least found complete safety then.
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>>44724451
The lights cut out, then emergency red lighting dimly illuminates the room. The flow of air slows.
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>>44724505
There's the power timeout.

Check dat Console
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>>44724505
Damn you gods of irony.
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>>44724547
It's an older style, with a keyboard. there's an access panel next to it. With an actual handle.
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>>44724623
my god. a handle in this place. will wonders never cease.

Open that shit.

Or tap furiously to find a way to make the console display something.
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>>44724649
Tapping the keys did nothing. The computer has no power.

The panel opens to reveal breakers.
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>>44724700
Are the breakers...labeled?

Try one at a time until we get something good
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>>44724700
Check the middle pod. Does that open?
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>>44724739
They are labelled. There are 14 breakers.
Air Hndlrs - on
Art Grav - on
Att Ctrl - off
Comp - on
Doors - on
Lights - on
Srgry/Med - on
Engr - on
Wtr Prf - on
Hydro - off
Pods - off
Blank - off
Blank - off
Blank - off

>>44724766
The middle pod does not open either.
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>>44724850
Srgry/Med off, Pods on.

Surely service pods can fix this hellhole.
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>>44724874
No change. The breakers seem to decrease in size as you go down the list, and the last three that are unlabelled seem to have been added after the others.
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>>44724930
Turn off Wtr Prf, the purifiers are busted anyway.

Turn off Engr, Doors, Art grav.

Turn on the first blank one?
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>>44724970
Your feet are no longer in contact with the ground. Your stomach lurches and you feel very disoriented. You hear a low startled noise from somewhere else.

The lights are back on, and the computer in front of you glows green.
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>>44725015
Tappa tappa at computer.
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>>44725015
Find some small childish joy that you can fly now.
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>>44725036
[All posts on the computer will be through text for readability]
It's a command prompt.
The gibberish you entered returns the error "Command not found, enter help or commands"
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>>44725077
help
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>>44725077
commands
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>>44723206
What is that thing on the left.
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>>44725088
[Sorry guys had a friend come by and was distracted. Have now returned after a shower.]
You type HELP in the console.
> Welcome to the PROXY SPACE STATION MAINFRAME. This mainframe allows access to station systems and logs for maintenance and administrative purposes. Authorized use only.

>>44725166
You then enter COMMANDS.
> LS
> DIR
> DEL
> RUN
> READ
Looks pretty simple. It's a mainframe with files and script on it that runs this space station.

>>44725429
You look to your left at the now floating bag of metal scrap. That could be a hazard.
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>>44726042
LS
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>>44724451
>>44724505
CAAAARLOOOOOS

>>44726042
READ
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>>44726195
>CONTROL
>LOGS
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>>44726312
>ERROR: MISSING FILENAME
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>>44726336
READ LOGS

And if that doesn't work, DIR
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>>44726042
read obviously requires a file to read, you computer illiterate moron. you have to list what files are there first.

>>44726336
LS LOGS
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>>44726342
DIR obviously requires picking a directory to move into dumbass.

Jesus are you gonna try to DEL or RUN without a filename next too?
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>>44726346
>ERROR: LOGS IS A DIRECTORY
>ENTER HELP [COMMAND] FOR DETAILS
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>>44726342
logs is plural.

That implies it is a directory and cannot be 'read'.

Control may also be a directory containing scripts.
>>44726336
ls control
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>>44726366
>ERROR: CONTROL IS A DIRECTORY
>ENTER HELP [COMMAND] FOR DETAILS
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>>44726365
help ls
dir logs
LS

man what kind of primitive LS can't view the contents of the non-current directory?
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>>44726042
I actually meant the slightly larger item harvested from the corpse.

alas QM died on the way to their home planet again, rip in piece
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>>44726373
help ls
> LIST CONTENTS OF WORKING DIIRECTORY
dir logs
> >
LS
> auto_station_report.txt
> journal_12.txt
> journal_02.txt
> unauthorized_access_report.txt
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>>44726688
read auto_station_report.txt

no time for backstory logs, we have a countdown!
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>>44726669
You take a closer look at the second implant from 003's corpse. It's fairly small, about the size of a folded over stick of gum.
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>>44726747
The hell could that diagram be representing.

A person standing in front of these three pod doors?
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>>44726709
read auto_station_report.txt
> Hull breach, LV01 corridor, contained.
> O2 generators exceeding load, failure within 2 days
> Solar arrays damaged, offline.
> Plutonium RTG providing 14% system capacity.
> Reaction wheels destroyed, unable to orient station.
> High gain antennas non-responsive.
> Smoothie maker mix low.
> Orbit rapidly decaying, estimated re-entry within four orbital cycles.
> System tolerances for radiation dose exceeded, operating from reserve (RADHARD) mainframe.
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>>44726768
You've seen this symbol before. Reflecting on where brings back a swarm of rather hot, sticky impressions that are altogether unpleasant. A very clear mental image remains, though.
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>>44726799
Where's Bob the Builder when you need him.

help dir
dir ..
dir control
ls
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>>44726885
help dir
> DIR [FOLDER] TO ENTER A FOLDER DIR [] TO GO UP A LEVEL
dir ..
> ERROR: ASSUMING DIR
dir control
> _
ls
There are a lot of files here, spanning pages. This seems to be the main trunk of station functions. A few specific entries catch your eye.
> POD_HELPER.EXE
> SELFDESTRUCT.EXE
> SYSTEM_LINK.EXE
> CAMERA.EXE
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>>44726933
RUN POD_HELPER.EXE
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>>44726954
this, save us microsoft
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I actually need to go to bed, I have class in 7 hours. I'm calling it a night. I'll make a part 3 thread tomorrow night around 10pm mountain time. Follow @sZsSUGltNA on twitter and I'll post a link when I start it up.
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>>44726977
Awesome. Thanks for drawing all dis shit.

>>44726976
If this weren't such a low-resolution terminal I'd suspect the 'helper' would be Clippy...
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>>44726977
TL Note: That's midnight Eastern/4chan time.

Also I suspect we've taken the least optimal order of doing things that was humanly possible at every turn.
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>>44726990
I love to do it.

>>44727005
Maybe. Half the fun of a campaign is releasing your baby bird into the world, and then watching it promptly fly straight into a window.
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>>44726799
> O2 generators exceeding load, failure within 2 days
> Plutonium RTG providing 14% system capacity.
> Orbit rapidly decaying, estimated re-entry within four orbital cycles.
>> Smoothie maker mix low.
>>44726885
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>>44727229
>> Plutonium RTG providing 14% system capacity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator#Life_span
>Most RTGs use 238Pu, which decays with a half-life of 87.7 years. RTGs using this material will therefore diminish in power output by a factor of 1−0.51/87.74, or 0.787%, per year.
>One example is the RTG used by the Voyager probes. In the year 2000, 23 years after production, the radioactive material inside the RTG had decreased in power by 16.6%, i.e. providing 83.4% of its initial output

87.7 years half-life of Plutonium × ln(0.14 Plutonium remaining) ÷ ln(.5) = 248.76 years this satellite has been running.

Hope there's nobody we wanted to see when we got back from the war.
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>>44726799
>>Hull Breach
We're doomed
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