Comic 653 - Check the cart

Posted on 4th Dec 2017, 7:37 PM in Ghosts
Check the cart

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Morgenstern 4th Dec 2017, 7:37 PM edit delete
You let everyone know that you're alright, and you are successfully walking around on Mars.

You feel less mobile. Part of it is the substantially lessened gravity, resulting in you walking much slower. The other part is the suit itself, which is... not exactly built for agility.

You take a moment to take in the view.

You then check out the cart-like contraption. It does, indeed, resemble some kind of high resilience, electric mine cart on a narrow track. The track trails off into the distance, toward a cavern-like structure that you presume is a mine.


Bob the Terrarian 4th Dec 2017, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
Bob the Terrarian
Inform everyone about the minecart, and if they think it’s a good idea, Ride that mother fucker.
Lythar 4th Dec 2017, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
Mochi 4th Dec 2017, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
i don't think it's a good idea to jet off in a minecart that leads into a deep dark hole, especially if we don't know if the track is still in one piece. we could hurtle off into some kind of gaping abyss. we should follow the track, but leave the cart alone for now.
Twyll 4th Dec 2017, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
Yeah let's not do that, maybe let's send Sanguine instead? After giving him some hand-ish kind of things, so he can run the cart.
Portal In Time 4th Dec 2017, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
We should see if we can patch up the other suit before we zoom off into some mars quarry. I doubt it would be a good idea to go alone :P
Archon 4th Dec 2017, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Check if the minecart is in working condition first.
Don't actually use the thing though.
Probably leads to where the mars blood is.
Blue_Elite 4th Dec 2017, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
Since everyone wanted to get in on this; shall we go back, set up a camera interface, and then take the camera along with us so the others can watch as well?
AlphaDragon 4th Dec 2017, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Can we send a camera on the cart then call the cart back? Or is it a oneway trip?
Twyll 4th Dec 2017, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
I think the fact that we don't *know* if it's a one way trip or not means that we should, indeed, send a camera first.

Maybe we should enhance Sanguine with some hand-ish appendages and send him?
rufiangel 4th Dec 2017, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
I think right now, the practical side of me is saying we have a lot of pressing matters and exploring Mars isn't exactly a priority. The fact that all our party members are currently in Bunker D and not doing other stuff means that we're not exactly getting stuff done right now. -v-a I think the suggestion to maybe prep our camera robot/golem Sanguine is a good idea, and potentially we could work on procuring another suit (or four, two large sizes :P) with more oxygen tanks. Our initial foray has shown us it's possible to at least tentatively explore Mars, nothing is immediately hostile, and we could bury poor Dr. Deaglan Camp here perhaps. But I think further exploration is not immediately warranted when we've got other things going on?

Just my two cents. -v-)a
Blue_Elite 4th Dec 2017, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
We don't have anything pressing at the moment and Jury might be of help with a number of those things (so waiting on her to get repaired).

While I agree we shouldn't go too far with this, it's nice to get something done without being shot at for a change. :3
rufiangel 4th Dec 2017, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
>___> I feel like *everything* is pressing though, LOL. Technically we really wanted Jury's help for the Dicers-related stuff, the Gabriel/crawl component of StQ. (By the way, most of the addresses are Shirai's for the Dicers - we could technically ask Shirai for help on this one now that she's approachable.) At the same time, though, we should be hitting the shroomie dude up for info so we can completely bust the magic mushroom component because that one we don't necessarily need federal backup for. Something's going down soon, and I fear rather fast, and Howler's been broken out of for a reason - I don't really think we have *that* much of a luxury of time.

Though I understand what you mean. It *is* nice to be out on Mars, where we get a space to breathe and NOT get shot at. True. -v-)b
Dudecallmecool 4th Dec 2017, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Question - Has anyone actually made it to Mars besides the people who made the bunker and do the people on Earth know you can get there?
Baeronius 4th Dec 2017, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
If we hop in the cart, it's because we got carried away, but not a result of being carried away.

Also, check the engine before... whatever it is we decide to do.