Comic 449 - Loot the bathroom

Posted on 30th Sep 2017, 12:00 AM in Doors
Loot the bathroom

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Morgenstern 30th Sep 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
You start checking the cabinets and such in the bathroom. As you anticipated, the place has been completely cleaned out. Michelle opens up the shower and begins to look around.

You know that Fuse has a toolkit, which might make it easier to snoop around once he arrives.

You take your phone back into the other room to see if anything changes. The location stays consistent, as does your inability to make a phone call.

On a whim, you flush the toilet. It flushes successfully.

Caius approaches, gently nudging you out of the way.

"Y'hear that?" He lifts the lid off of the back tank. He hesitates... takes a second to psyche himself up, and then snatches a piece of paper that was rolled up and stuffed somewhere in between the mechanics of it all.

Michelle, who has only just now begun to pay attention, starts laughing. "The hell, Caius? You heard a toilet not flush right?"

Caius chuckles himself, giving a big shrug. "I dunno! Government stuff, toilets... I mean, it's kinda tha same thing when ya think about it."

Michelle just shakes her head. "So you've got... mixed martial artists, some kinda intern or government agent, and a plumber in there."

"This is why I ain't a cage fighter," Caius says. "This is exactly why."

The paper he pulled from the toilet tank was... partly dry, on one end. The other half has been less dry for a very, very long time, to the extent that it's rotted or melted or whatever paper could be said to do when wet. You have the number 66, and the cut off point where the rest of a number should be after it.

You ask Michelle if she found anything in the shower. "Nah," she says. "Though, if they were hidin' stuff in the back of the toilet, maybe I'm not lookin' hard enough."


Kitty 30th Sep 2017, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
Maybe the folks who programmed Caius' memories were like "Well, Mario is pretty badass, and *he's* a plumber. So... add some plumber in there?"
30th Sep 2017, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
Used to be.
Mochi 30th Sep 2017, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
caius! you're the best! so much useful stuff rolling around in that lovely head of yours! government stuff, plumbing stuff, fighting stuff... awesome <3

so we have three numbers... but there should be more, i guess? i suppose we might as well wait for fuse and finch to get here before we snoop more. they aren't going to be able to get a hold of us when they get here so we should probably check on them and see how close they are.
Varil1024 30th Sep 2017, 12:35 AM edit delete reply
41/42/47, 53, and 66?


Well, there were numbers BEFORE the 53, but AFTER the 66...does it go 66-4*-53?'d be a lot easier to try and work out what these numbers are if we had any idea what they were FOR. They have to be important if someone squirreled them away everywhere.

I forgot all about Fuse's toolkit somehow.

Caius has really proven himself to be a valuable member of this team, hasn't he? Often in the most random ways.
Mochi 30th Sep 2017, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
i think it's likely that it goes 4*-66-53. numbers before the 53 but after the 66, so 53 is last. the 4* number was likely at the beginning because they hadn't gotten the other digit completed. that's assuming all these numbers are pertaining to the same thing. if they are, it's some kind of combination, i'd imagine... but to what? there are no lockers or even locks in here except the one on the front door
Nayru9572 30th Sep 2017, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Maybe there's something in the panel in the first room? We never checked that out, but we'll probably have to wait for Fuse and his toolkit.
Mochi 30th Sep 2017, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
the narration implies that we might need fuse's tools to snoop in there
rufiangel 30th Sep 2017, 1:21 AM edit delete reply
Caius makes me laugh XD what a random sweetheart!

Once Fuse and Dr Finch get here we can do a full on exploration and spring clean together hehehehe
Mochi 30th Sep 2017, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
he's so wonderful <3 so useful and smart <3 all of them are <3
Baeronius 30th Sep 2017, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
So... does this mean we have to detach all of the plumbing just to find hidden numbers in here?

Also, can we hide in the cabinet? Like... is the back wall of the cabinet stable?
PurpleKetchup 30th Sep 2017, 3:19 AM edit delete reply
Check the cabinet. Acquire scent of stale century-old linens.
Mochi 30th Sep 2017, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
i'vve been thinking, and it kind of makes like... a bunch of sense that caius might have some sort of special CIA agent or something in his noodle. they'd have to be pretty well trained in hand-to-hand combat. maybe whoever pulled stuff out of that one person's head wasn't paying attention and got some government stuff too.

the plumbing stuff... who knows where that came from. but we're glad to have it <3
lil Joshu 30th Sep 2017, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
It's an enclosed area, and we've seen no plants; air has to be piping in or cycling from somewhere. Check for vents.

(Scented candles are good for detecting faint air directions - flame flickers away from wind, and sent is stronger where air is going.)
Kitty 30th Sep 2017, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
Clever, I like it.
Memo 30th Sep 2017, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
Hello everyone :)
I finally caught up, (lots of comments to read through) and I have a few things I want to say.
First: MM you [a href="url"] magnificent bastard! [/a] I simply love your work!
It's captivating, it's exciting, it's fun, and you evoke emotions in your readers, like I have rarely experienced before. Myself most definitely included :)
Second: Rufi (may I call you Rufi? )
You make wonderful fanart!
It was a lovely treat, every time I came across one of your works in the comments :)
Third: To everyone in the community, you are a joy to experience :) the silly/fun/brilliant ideas, the dedication to the story, the overall positivity, it's all so nice to read :)

Sorry I kinda ramble a bit, it's been building for a while :)
Now that is out of my system, I have a few thoughts on the current situation.

Most importantly, we should have our rat check out the mouse hole under the 50 sign by the entrance, and see if it leads to other rooms.
Also, I think we should try to improve the lock, så it is not so easy to hack, and maybe even so we can open the doors, but others can't. Maybe a Fuse, Finch, Michelle collaboration (not synced) could set up the lock to open for The Blood?
Memo 30th Sep 2017, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
Doh, forgot the link.
Kitty 30th Sep 2017, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Ahh, that DOES look like a mouse hole! We should definitely send a rat in there, yup. Good thinking!
Deadly Death Sickle 30th Sep 2017, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Deadly Death Sickle
Secrets in toilet

Toilet has plumbing




ok... I'm done, but you see, the pipes are evil
lil Joshu 30th Sep 2017, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Blood goldfish, send goldfish down pipes.
Deadly Death Sickle 30th Sep 2017, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Deadly Death Sickle
Ok yeah, that's a better idea, we should ask fuse to come down here with some fish, lol, I so stupid