Comic 822 - Dig for more

Posted on 20th Mar 2018, 8:58 PM in No Easy Way Out
Dig for more

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Morgenstern 20th Mar 2018, 8:58 PM edit delete
While Caius tries to get more information from the one ghost, Dr. Finch enters the middle door to look for other ghosts.

"So, uh," Caius begins, "I'm... here to... check up on reports about, uh, abuse o' power from management."

"She just lays in the corner and cries..." says the ghost. "She trusted us... Tesla... she knows what we did... I'm so sorry..."

Caius clears his throat. "You guys got, like, reports filed away somewhere? Somewhere I could check your paperwork, see how stuff is run?"

The ghost continues. "We didn't want this... we were learning so much... they're not just tools... to be used...!"

Caius sighs. "Yeah, this ain't goin' nowhere."

Dr. Finch enters the middle room, and nearly jumps out of his coat when he turns to see another ghost.

"I had to..." says the ghost. "Didn't want to... had to... he threatened my family... the director of Zone Fifty... they're coming, I know they are... talking about cleaning up... I hid what I could... from that son of a bitch..."

The ghost slowly fades out of sight.


Archon 20th Mar 2018, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
Does the bookshelf or cabinet appear to be movable?
Portal In Time 20th Mar 2018, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
let's get Caius to move some of the heavy objects around in search of documents. Also we had a door to open, didn't we? Let's get our muscleboy to open up The Dang Door

Also Finch check out the broken TV, see what's inside of it and stuff, it has a weird sort of "thing" on it. Prototype to an EM field picker-upper? Something. He'll probably know. Let's cleantex him and see if he knows anything about The Director, too.
Macheman7 20th Mar 2018, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
Why would Dr. Finch know anything about the Director of Zone Fifty, even if he is a Genius? Well, perhaps he picked something up, anyhow.
Twyll 20th Mar 2018, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
I think we had him do some research into Zone Fifty for us a while back, maybe?
Macheman7 20th Mar 2018, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Look at the floor. Is it tiled, or concrete? Either way, Caius and Dr. Finch should start stomping around, so they can stir up ghosts search for any hidden trap doors or the like.
Seconding having Caius try behind a few movable objects.
If Dr. Finch doesn't find another ghost, see if he can do anything with the locked door actually leave the locked door alone until we've exhausted our other options, because that might do something. I have A Hunch, you see.
Twyll 20th Mar 2018, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Let's see, if I were a panicked scientist who knew I was a loose end that was about to be "cleaned up," where would I hide documents... Are there vents in here? If so, look in there. Is the ceiling a drop ceiling? If yes, start poking around in the tiles (but be careful of a hundred years' worth of dust and rat droppings and possibly asbestos bits).

We could have Caius try to move some heavy things, but I dunno if the scientist would have been able to move heavy things to hide anything behind them... Maybe desperation gave him strength, though.

In the front or back bindings of binders or books? Maybe inside ducts on the wall, or behind that screen thingy?
Frission 20th Mar 2018, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Was going to post this a few comics back, but things are moving along quickly apace!

So! I suggest we consult a map and figure out how close Ilworth is to the last known location of Geoangular Control. If it's close enough, we might be able to go after it in earnest.

Either way, we've got our escape route finally for our friends! :D

Update: It's been suggested that we should try and wheel a motorcycle through the bunker to this new location, and use that to scout around. So... Do that! :D Give Fuse or Zene a raincoat and let them putter around and explore the town.
pkrankow 20th Mar 2018, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
Excellent idea with tbe bike. If motor power fails, pedal power.
pkrankow 20th Mar 2018, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Strange thought: basement. The PJ's have one, and the bunkers look pretty similar over all. Look for another enterance or a basement, trap door, ...get the vent crawler in here ...

We need to check our own too.
Leafia_Barrett 21st Mar 2018, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Start moving things around, looking behind things, etc. If the floor is tiled or has any rugs, start looking for compartments in the ground under them. If the ceiling has tiles, look in the ceiling. If it comes to it, there is that one locked door, right?