Comic 283 - Investigate further

Posted on 26th Aug 2017, 3:05 PM in Unfathomable Hate
Investigate further

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Morgenstern 26th Aug 2017, 3:05 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You ask Fuse if he can smell what you're smelling--he says he can't. This means the smell is likely coming from above.

You almost ask for Fuse's lighter, but then realize that if the gas is flammable, that might not be a great idea. You pull out your cell phone instead, and use the light on it.

Above you, you can see a fan spinning--however, it is at the end of the vent, even a little outside it. It doesn't look like the fan is part of the ventilation shaft proper--it's part of some kind of machine, which is both blocking the way out and perhaps pumping some sort of gas into the vent.

"Hey. I'm starting to smell it. It smells like... somebody left a corpse in a sewer."

You do notice that the smell is getting stronger. It begins to burn your eyes, and you are now struggling not to cough.

Comments:

Mochi 26th Aug 2017, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
hold our breath, get out, and get out quick, but try and stay calm since we're still on level. scuttle back to the hallway. there have been several suggestions posed to allow us to get through the door, we might as well try some of them

they were: use the fire extinguisher to chill the door handle (or, perhaps more ideally, the area around the handle), then break it with something, or load one of the corpses at our disposal onto the chair from the office and use it as an improvised battering ram. i'd also like to suggest using our newly acquired axe to hack a board off one of the larger crates blocking the hall, and use that to shove the door open.
Eternity 26th Aug 2017, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
Yeeeeaaaaaaah, I'd say it's probably a good idea to get out.
Eternity 26th Aug 2017, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
Yeeeeaaaaaaah, I'd say it's probably a good idea to get out.
rufiangel 26th Aug 2017, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
All of the above, in regards to what to do after getting out of the vents. XD; Darnit, why can't they let us be vent hermits/gremlins?

Also, if I'm understanding correctly then the ventilation shaft we're in in sort of like an upside-down T shape if we look at it 2 dimensionally. Would it be possible to cut our palm and spread a quick line of blood in a ring around the vertical vent we're in, just above our heads, and then drop down and command the blood to squeeze the vent shut? Hopefully to keep the gas-fan-thing blocked off? (And hopefully we can reverse this if we have to later.)
Mochi 26th Aug 2017, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
also probably a good idea. it might not stop the flow completely, but it would slow it down.
Crestlinger 26th Aug 2017, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Exit the vent, but cautiously, no telling if someone left us a 'Present' on the other end.