Comic 814 - Continue rummaging

Posted on 19th Mar 2018, 5:19 PM in No Easy Way Out
Continue rummaging

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Morgenstern 19th Mar 2018, 5:19 PM edit delete
You inform the others of what you're seeing.

You send your golem around the room, rummaging as much as you can. There's a filing cabinet on the far right; getting its drawers open is a little tough, but you manage to pull it off. It mostly contains old photos of different rooms in a house. Some of the pictures have oddities circled in red ink--strange lights, transparent human shapes, things of that sort.

You maneuver your golem to the bookshelf on the left. Scaling the shelves is even harder than climbing onto the desk was, but you find more binders. It all seems to document various phenomena inside the house--it's called out as being one of the most consistent and stable hauntings Zone Fifty's ever seen.

Though they couldn't do much in the way of communicating with the ghost (who resembled a little girl), researchers were able to draw a multitude of different reactions out of her over the course of a six month testing period. Her behavior seemed to change based on the weather, the room of the house being tested, the general demeanor of the testers, and what they did to elicit a response. Skimming the many, many notes, you see that she responded most consistently to the presence of stuffed animals, sewing equipment, and certain songs.

The later binders begin to break down more intricate theories--for instance, that it's not one ghost, but actually multiple stable, reoccuring imprints from the same girl. They theorized this based on the variety of the responses, and very simplistic efforts at communicating with the spirit. The information the ghost possessed seemed different from day to day--sometimes she would react negatively to bringing up her previous life, while other times she wouldn't even react to her old name.

By the end of the documentation, the researchers were starting to chart the individual qualities and personas of three different electrical imprints, which they dubbed Edison, Tesla, and Faraday.


Xylas_Incarnum 19th Mar 2018, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
well, that's just lovely....
BunnyMuffin 19th Mar 2018, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
Damn so she has 3 personalities? Great. Edison must be the bad one, right?
pkrankow 19th Mar 2018, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Something tells me we want to keep this bunker isolated.

We met Edison and she was not friendly.

Here is a crazy thought: these three are parts of a whole so of course they are crazy. I dont want to test this hypothesis right now.

Continue looking carefully. Hearing would be nice.
Leafia_Barrett 19th Mar 2018, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
Scour the room for anything else meaningful, then head back to the other room and peek slightly into the room on the right, and be ready to backpedal if there's even a silhouette of something organism-shaped.
Edison 19th Mar 2018, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
Inform the people around you that this bunker was documenting ghosts, one of which was called Edison.
Madd 19th Mar 2018, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, one of them is probably here, another is likely in the warehouse, and we have Edison.

So, given the EM equipment, this place either has secondary confinement encase they get out of their containers, one of them is allowed to roam free inside the facility, or it's for keeping them in while they're being tested on.

So tell our people about this, and then go explore any other available space.
Waddle Dee 19th Mar 2018, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Proceed very, very cautiously. This may have been the same facility where Thale obtained Edison initially, and if so - we may not be alone.
Baron11704 19th Mar 2018, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
I'm thinking three different wants, three different emotions, with luck one of them is a nice one