Comic 638 - Check on Michelle and Caius

Posted on 30th Nov 2017, 11:16 PM in Ghosts
Check on Michelle and Caius

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Morgenstern 30th Nov 2017, 11:16 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You check on Caius and Michelle.

"We got a friggen hummer!," Caius proclaims. "I guess she bought a couple o' these or somethin'. We got stuff in tha back, too. I didn't really take inventory yet, 'cuz scroungin' through guns in a store parkin' lot ain't a good look."

You confirm that Caius is, indeed, wearing his seat belt this time.

You also ask Caius and Michelle if they can stop for more rope, and some twine.

You start to go check on the Juries, but Dr. Finch speaks up. "They're still working on her," he says. "I asked them about their progress shortly after I woke up. Jury's upgraded status is proving... a test, I suspect, but I was told they are making headway."

You ask Dr. Finch how he's doing.

"I believe the tunnels began as a subway project," Dr. Finch states (not really answering your question). He turns from the computer, briefly, to explain. "There were a few tax increases involved with public infrastructure over the years--repairing the roads, building new highways, and so forth. A great deal of the money was never accounted for... which isn't all that unusual, frankly, but there was also talk of improving public transport that didn't really come to pass. The city has trains, but they mostly travel above the streets--and everything from the middle tiers on down is packed too tightly for more rails. Rail systems wedged between the layers, linked to the current train setup, would have fulfilled that promise. If I had to speculate, I would say some of that work was done, but as politicians revolved in and out of office the project may have been quietly shuffled off. Paperwork may have been lost, or the tasks may have been delegated into obscurity. With as much power as Thale has in this city, he could very well have claimed the original foundations for the infrastructure for his own, and has been quietly elaborating on it all for his own purposes since."

"Any idea what those purposes are yet?," Fuse asks.

"Not one," Dr. Finch replies. "Using them to covertly transport resources is obvious, but that is a great deal of work and presumably money just to move a computer. There must be something more anticipated for those tunnels."

You pick up the paper you wrote your memories down on. You read the words, but it all sounds so distant now--as though someone else wrote them, instead of you.

Comments:

Crayssius 30th Nov 2017, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
Crayssius
Well, unless finch has something else to say, I guess we should check on the Juries now?
rufiangel 30th Nov 2017, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Purple hummer is the best thing <3

Uhm... is Dr. Finch okay? ;v;? Why did he avoid answering our question? Go take a closer look at him?

Also maybe prep with Fuse to check on his memories and see if he's got a Nil in there or not.
Blue_Elite 1st Dec 2017, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
We might want to hold off on pressing Dr. Finch if he's actively trying to dodge the question. Definitely ask again later today (ideally if we can get some alone time with him).

Let's finish trying to sync memories back to us (we can try to use that memory of when we discussed that childhood memory as a next-best-thing for that one we can't replace) and then give Fuse the same Cleantex and search treatment.
We can then ask him if he's wants to give up those memories to remove Nil for good OR wait and see if we can figure out a way to remove Nil without the memory loss (as that's our goal to cure Macland anyway).
Auron 1st Dec 2017, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
memory sync.
Fish 1st Dec 2017, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
Recover at least a copy of the memories that we can. The parental one is gone for good (sad) but the rest, we can get back, and they're important.
2FABZ 1st Dec 2017, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
question have we ever properly introduced ourselves (blondie) to the rest of the gang? I think not can we please do it now since a lot of crazy shit is going down but we don't even know the main character's name ;-;