Comic 503 - Loot the barracks

Posted on 11th Oct 2017, 8:31 PM in Doors
Loot the barracks

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Morgenstern 11th Oct 2017, 8:31 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You check on Fuse and Caius, and ask about Fuse's progress with the computer.

"Well..." Fuse starts, "I learned there was a lot of in-fighting in Zone Fifty. Dude that ran the whole thing never bothered to visit this bunker, but kept putting pressure on the scientists here for more 'product.' ...Whatever the hell that means. Long story short, guys doing all the work just wanted to study, the guys funding the operation just wanted results. I've got manifests here... dates, 'sample weight,' stuff like that, but it's like reading a different language. I can't figure out what they're talking about."

"Maybe they was shippin' out food," Caius says. "Y'know... like, tha plants an' stuff."

"Maybe," Fuse says. "That would be nice, but I'm not expecting nice."

You check the vents. All of the fans are on and active in this room's ventilation shafts. You check the drawers. All of them are empty, except for one--you find what looks like parts of a broken drill. The drill bit was pretty big, but the device itself has been disassembled and most of its parts taken.

Comments:

Mochi 11th Oct 2017, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
maybe we should get dr. finch in to look at what fuse has found in the computer? he might be able to get a handle on what they were doing here and what the files are about.
rufiangel 11th Oct 2017, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'm very amused by the thought of Caius just kinda standing and staring mildly mesmerised at the breathing machine XD

In-fighting within Zone Fifty, huh... that sounds a bit messy. That broken drill seems a bit... odd. What were they trying to drill through? Surely not the airlock? Have we seen anything anywhere that looks like it was tampered with, with a drill? ;;; Maybe that's outside...

More 'product' probably ain't referrin' to yellow daisies, that's for sure. I suppose if Fuse keeps digging, he might find more clues on what this 'product' was.

Based on what Fuse is saying, there seems to be one team, not two, like I thought previously. So that would imply the two are linked. Maybe they were developing something that they've been taking back into the bunker from through the airlock?

Based on those manifests, how *much* product was getting shipped? Who was the dude running the thing? Maybe if we drop names to Jury (the next time we get in touch with her) she might know who that dude was, back many many years ago.
Kitty 11th Oct 2017, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
>More 'product' probably ain't referrin' to yellow daisies, that's for sure. I suppose if Fuse keeps digging, he might find more clues on what this 'product' was.

Maybe someone came up with the idea of pump-and-dumping tulips before we did! :O Aside from the 17th century Dutch of course.
Crestlinger 11th Oct 2017, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
One theory for this place is it produced Prototype biopaste, also good for growing plants, discarded due to the radiation levels required to create it (see: size of plant life in fallout regions) and the invention of the current method of production, thus rendering this whole bunker obsolete.
rufiangel 11th Oct 2017, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
As a side-note, I know we often take it for granted but Fuse is really good at what he does. Like, everyone has their specialties and they're all great at it, but in regards to Fuse particularly, every time we've come up against a technical wall he just breaks through it nonchalantly. So nonchalantly I often forget to recognise that wait a second, that was actually pretty amazing. The only times he didn't was with Howler's computer in the hidden room, and the military grade lock in Jane's basement, but even then, we had to sync with Fuse both times to get anywhere.

It's pretty darn amazing considering Fuse is only 19 years old. He is a smart, smart cookie.
Deadly Death Sickle 11th Oct 2017, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
Deadly Death Sickle
Can the first thing we print on the bio printer please be a bunny, PLEASE! And then other things like a kitten, puppy, that kind of stuff, ANYTHING THATS CUTE AND FLUFFY, PLEASE! If the bio printer works that is...
rufiangel 11th Oct 2017, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
As far as I understand, bio printers specifically recreate blood, muscle tissue and organs which are good for grafting and transplants... but they can't put together a proper living organism with a brain and working body and all that junk without it turning out really horribly weird like the abominations that crowded the hospital earlier. Even printing something that *can* function like a living creature (kidneys with legs, hands with brains, etc.) is considered to be incredibly difficult. Because 'brains are weird' and 'it's not a perfect science' to clone people just yet in this present time of the comic world, I would guess that is why you can't just 'print' a clone - you still have to test-tube-baby those the 'old-fashioned way'.

So even if we *could* print a rabbit, I don't think you'd really want to. :'D It would almost assuredly not turn out the way you'd want it to, especially when it's on a prototype machine like this one.
Mochi 11th Oct 2017, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
yeah, the bioprinter's not going to pop out a functioning, living rabbit. that's not how bioprinters work. also we're probably not going to get a rabbit. we can't safely go shopping around pet stores looking for cute bunnies on account of the fact that there are many people who want us dead. we also don't need a rabbit, the rat works fine for our purposes. they're also have far more utility. a rabbit cannot climb as well as a rat. they are larger, more obvious, have incredibly strong prey instincts, are not good under stress. they have a really good sense of smell, but that's about it. i understand they're like, your favourite animal, but it's getting kind of annoying seeing "please can we have a bunny" on almost every single page. i'm not trying to be rude, but you've been begging for like a hundred pages now and it's pretty clear it's not going to happen any time soon.
Baeronius 11th Oct 2017, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
Baeronius
"Sample" -get more
"Drill" -was broken
"Airlock"-is needed
"Oxygen Supply"-was created

I think I can guess what was mined here.

Check the dirt used in the planters for their soil consistency.
Anonymous 11th Oct 2017, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Plutonium or Uranium?
Unless I'm an utter retard and those can't be mined, then please humor me.