Comic 278 - Test the vent cover

Posted on 25th Aug 2017, 1:54 AM in Unfathomable Hate
Test the vent cover

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Morgenstern 25th Aug 2017, 1:54 AM edit delete
You throw a metal fragment at the vent cover.

No sparks.

No sound, aside from the clanging of metal on metal.

The cables look a little thicker than most.


rufiangel 25th Aug 2017, 3:01 AM edit delete reply
... I don't know, I feel like this is just luring us into a false sense of security. >__>a

If we asked Fuse to pass us a screwdriver from his toolkit and used our bandages to try unscrewing the lid, would that be okay to try? But then again, I feel like there's something conditional to triggering whatever those cables do. Maybe we should just go straight to the roof after all.

Would Michelle or Fuse or Dr Finch have any clue what those cables might be?
hi 25th Aug 2017, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
this has nothing to do with the story right now, but you should add all the fanart on this to the wiki
rufiangel 25th Aug 2017, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Ah, I don't really know why but... I kind of feel weird about putting the fanart there XD;
AlphaDragon 25th Aug 2017, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
I am in agreement the art work you have done should be added to the fan page. Might inspire others to add some to.
Mochi 25th Aug 2017, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
that would work if it was an insulated screwdriver, but otherwise it'd probably just explode...
rufiangel 25th Aug 2017, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
Oh, never mind then. I have no idea how science works. XD;;;
DrBilly 25th Aug 2017, 3:16 AM edit delete reply
I guess there's an alarm on this vent. Unless we can bloodform our way through the grate, checking whatever's inevitably barring the roof would be smart.
Macheman7 25th Aug 2017, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
Dr. Finch is a genius, he might know something, but also crossreference Michelle. She might know a couple tricks for locking down locations that would apply to those cables.

Myself, I say check the roof... and also Macland, while we're here.
AlphaDragon 25th Aug 2017, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
So if the vent's electrocuted, and we have clearly been prepared for, you can pretty much expect any forward progress to be met with resistance.
My concern with using the blood soaked bandages to open this is that blood makes a pretty good conductor. I say we check the roof, and evaluate options after that.
AlphaDragon 25th Aug 2017, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
Actually, since I was thinking about it... what about cutting power to the city block? I would be that the shield generator has a backup electric generator... but probably not the whole warehouse. Did we see anything that indicated it might on the way in?
Mochi 25th Aug 2017, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
i think we should describe the thing to michelle and see if she knows what it is. we have two options after that: going to the roof, or risking going back to the other hallway, loading one of the now numerous corpses onto the wheelie chair, and sending it flying into the door in hopes that it will force it open and we can go through.

cutting power to the block seems like a good idea but i doubt we'd be able to pull it off. this place probably has a generator on it, and it probably wouldn't be simple to do even if it didn't.
Mochi 25th Aug 2017, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
wait a minute

morgenstern, are we in the same hallway we were in before, just a different part? if so, can we get to here by walking down past the office door? or were the boxes to the left (or right, now) blocking the way?
Morgenstern 25th Aug 2017, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
The big crates block the way.
Mochi 25th Aug 2017, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
ah, alright.
rufiangel 25th Aug 2017, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
I finally finished the fanart rendition of the scene right at the end of chapter two and the start of chapter three; redid the shades as well on the first bit so here it is:


This was a bit challenging because of all the angles I pulled without references. :'D (Apologies for the wonky bits.)

As a side-note, I updated the fan page data to include more things, like the regen skill, Michelle's 'lab meat' explanation, some new bits on the Technology in this world we know of and so on. -v-)/ Let's keep at it!