Comic 677 - Interrogate further

Posted on 12th Dec 2017, 12:17 AM in Ghosts
Interrogate further

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Morgenstern 12th Dec 2017, 12:17 AM edit delete
Morgenstern
Michelle turns the man in the gas mask against the wall, and searches him for weapons. She doesn't find anything except a small lock picking kit, some level, a lighter, and a knife.

"We're lookin' into Save the Queen," Michelle says. "Just doin' an investigation."

"Oh, shit," the man in the gas mask replies. "You guys cops? Look, I don't know nothin' about all this, I'm just on uhhh... let's call it a recon mission. This idn't my lab, I was just lookin' to take some things."

Fuse takes a long, hard look at the items sprawled on and under the table. "Looks like a drug lab, alright," he says aloud. "Tools for getting the fun stuff out of the mushrooms."

"Psilocybin," Michelle remarks. "I ain't a chemist, but I learned that one in the tube. You can use whole mushrooms an' those work fine, but it's easier to move 'em if you extract the psychedelic parts. That goes double if you're mixin' it into another drug, tryin' to keep it on the down-low."

You ask the man with the shotgun what he means by 'no choice,' and 'checking up' on him.

"They're in my head," he says. "They can see what I see... make me do things. They act nice, make it sound like they're on my side... but if I try to do somethin' they don't like, they'll stop me."

You ask if he knows what Save the Queen is.

"Yeah. Purple drug, right? I done it a few times, it was alright."

You ask if he knows who he's actually working for.

"Not sure anymore. Thought it was for Prophet--this rebellious fella from the lower tiers, was tryin' to start a revolution, overthrow the rich and all that. Prophet died, now I'm workin' for his disciples I guess. They ain't poor, though, even if they dress like it. Hooked me up with some cybernetics, told me it'd help... but they done somethin' else. Somethin' to my brain. I can feel it. The guy they took me to... guy with a robot eye, he wouldn't stop gigglin'. I ain't felt right since. Body's numb... feels like I'm somewhere else sometimes."

Comments:

Swagner 12th Dec 2017, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Swagner
Ah. I bet they pulled a New Vegas; his brain's probably in a jar somewhere, and it's communicating with his body by radio. Hence why he's acting like a person, even though there's nothing but circuitry where his brain should be.
Cuttlefish 12th Dec 2017, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, poor dude. A signal can be traced. He might be useful to track Carpenter with.
lil Joshu 12th Dec 2017, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Seconded
lil Joshu 12th Dec 2017, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Wait... we've blooded a computer before... maybe we could affect it so that he gets his control back?

Then again, that'd require syncing with Fuse, and we don't want to risk what that could do.
Portal In Time 12th Dec 2017, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Damn, that's rough... Poor guy. I guess we should interrogate him as much as we can. Blooding him won't work if what you're saying is right, so.. To prevent leaking of information, carpender-side, I think we're going to have to kill "him" afterwards.

EDIT: I say Him in quotes because, if it's true, then this isn't actually him, it's just his body acting as a vessel to a remote controlled "brain". The vessel deis, he would live on.
Cuttlefish 12th Dec 2017, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
I think that’d be the worst fate of all - a brain in a jar, held by Carpenter as a proof of concept. No external senses at all. At least Edison gets to sleep (we think).
WalkerOfSorrow 12th Dec 2017, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Carpenter. Working with disciples of Prophet. This poor guy. What should we do next, guys?
Auron 12th Dec 2017, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
Remotely piloted clone body. calling it now.
Xylas_Incarnum 12th Dec 2017, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
.... ah well he's fucked.
Crestlinger 12th Dec 2017, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
Tread carefully, Carpenter's likely watching us Right Now, do Not have Michelle go into his line of vision if possible, one XL suited person and a smaller one would be a dead giveaway at this point. Find out if the thief's been queened, Blood them if so.
Frission 12th Dec 2017, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
Frission
Yikes, god Arvin is such a monster. D:
Blue_Elite 12th Dec 2017, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
Keep it real simple and casual. Just ask when the next pickup is scheduled. We'll handle things from there. Also if we're able to find a solution to Robohobo's dilemma, we'll be in touch.

Provided we get the info, let's get out and get a raven nearby (if the original scout isn't there already).
rufiangel 12th Dec 2017, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Maybe we can ask for names while we're at it~ -v-)/
Frission 12th Dec 2017, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
Frission
What's wrong with robohobo? xD hehe
Auron 12th Dec 2017, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
Ask gas mask guy how he feels about this place. He may be useful. The enemy of my enemy and all that.