Comic 499 - Let the others in

Posted on 11th Oct 2017, 12:11 AM in Doors
Let the others in

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Morgenstern 11th Oct 2017, 12:11 AM edit delete
Dr. Finch takes a look at the secured door--and accompanying panel--while you go mess with the doors to let Fuse and Michelle in. It takes some card swapping, but you eventually get the whole gang into Bunker D. You finish explaining to them what all you've found, as well.

When you return, Dr. Finch is fidgeting impatiently--he starts speaking as soon as he sees you. "So... so so so this door isn't just secure, it's it's it's magnetically vacuum sealed and there is a 'clean room' of sorts on the other side--"

"Slow it down, Dr. Finch," Caius interjects.

Dr. Finch takes a deep breath. "This door is an airlock. This panel opens and closes the doors on both sides of it. It... it's to prevent potentially contaminated air and radiation from infiltrating this bunker from the outside. There... there's a very specific tab in the analysis for radiation."

"So where the hell are we?," Fuse asks.

"It... that... it's a good question," Dr. Finch states. "There's no GPS signal here, but that ties to all my previous theories about this bunker. We could be deep underground, or or or underwater... underwater would explain the airlock but not the fear of radiation."

"Maybe they were doin' bomb tests or somethin'," Michelle suggests. "Maybe all these bunkers are some kinda post-apocalypse test... like bomb shelters. You said they were makin' their own oxygen and stuff in here, right Blondie?"

You nod.

"Tha lockers got some heavy duty hazmat suits in 'em," Caius says. "Most of 'em are wrecked, though. Dr. Finch said we can maybe jack the air supply off one suit and put it on one without a good air supply, so we'd have like one good workin' suit. We'd still be sendin' somebody out there by themselves, though."

"How big are the suits?," Michelle asks.

"They ain't tube cop size, if that's what you're askin'," Caius responds.


Anonymous 11th Oct 2017, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Radiation? This might be in a very radiated place... a nuclear wasteland? Space? The moon?
Kitty 11th Oct 2017, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
I immediately thought "outer space/somewhere with very little atmosphere" when I saw "airlock," but if that were the case, they wouldn't be hazmat suits-- they'd be space suits. So my guess is that we're not in some sort of void, but in the aftermath of some kind of future-Chernobyl. Or future-Manhattan-Project testing area...
Kitty 11th Oct 2017, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Huh... so if *that's* the door that goes outside, then the door we came in through *doesn't* go outside (when it isn't keyed to go to the other bunkers). If that's the case, where DOES it go? Another room, an empty wall?
Kitty 11th Oct 2017, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
Also, we... should probably test air quality and such across the different rooms. Does our device measure radiation? Best to be absolutely sure that there isn't a breach anywhere, given that this is a century-old bunker that hasn't had any maintenance done for a good long time.
rufiangel 11th Oct 2017, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
*cries for not being able to see the medical room yet XD*

Maybe we're on the planet's surface?

Before we go exploring through the airlock, could we check out everything else? Fuse could crack that computer and we might get more info and where we are and what this specific bunker was preparing for. (And and and maaaybe check the medical room ;v;***)

And I put in a vote for Blondie to go through the airlock later, if it comes to it.
Kitty 11th Oct 2017, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I agree, medical room next. *crosses fingers for MS-DOS bioprinter*
rufiangel 11th Oct 2017, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
!!!! Kitty, thank you, youaremyfriend XDDD
Baeronius 11th Oct 2017, 2:42 AM edit delete reply