Comic 61 - Talk to Dr. Finch, check lockers

Posted on 25th Jul 2017, 11:07 PM in The Hospital
Talk to Dr. Finch, check lockers

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Morgenstern 25th Jul 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
While you check out the lockers, you ask Dr. Finch what else he knows. He doesn't seem to care what you're doing, but he's happy to talk.

"What do I know? I know EVERYTHING. Those abominations out there are a product of the bio printer in the basement, yes? Yes. Of course they are. But! But but but. A bio printer acting randomly shouldn't be able to put out functioning, coherent entities like this, oh no no no. If it were really acting randomly, if it were really just malfunctioning, then these would just be... globs of gall bladders bootstrapped to intestines or what have you.

But these have brains. Functioning brains. Crazy, stupid, violent brains, but brains and LEGS. Do you know what the odds are, statistically, of a bunch of random muscles and bones and organs and nerves and a BRAIN and blood and muscles to result in actual, USABLE legs?!

Astronomical.

No, no no no. These aren't a random malfunction of the bio printer.

Furthermore, I keep getting alerts on my phone. Alerts about deliveries arriving. That bio printer runs on bio paste, and eventually it SHOULD run out... but trucks keep showing up and refilling it full of delicious, meaty ingredients. Do you know who schedules those deliveries? Robots. Do you know how drives those trucks? Robots.

Have you watched the news lately? It's bedlam all over the city! Generators exploding and drones falling out of the sky and everything's CHAOS

but not here.

Oh no no no.

Everything here... calculated. The trucks bring the juice and the juice is used to make the monsters and even the elevators are in on it. How do you think those drooling beasts got to the higher floors? It might be complete haphazard everywhere else, but this hospital... it's an attack. Whoever hacked the Tobu CyberBrains is trying to kill someone in this hospital.

Probably me. Because I'm a genius. I'll bet it's not even a hack, I'll bet someone inside Tobu Robotics felt threatened by me and that's why they're trying to have me assassinated.

Thank Darwin Tobu isn't in charge of any military weapons, or we'd have killer mecha and tanks trying to get into this laundry room."

While he rants, you check the lockers. These are mostly for the staff--maintenance and nurses, particularly, since your uniform has no pockets--and they're all locked.

However...

You still remember the combination to your own locker. You've only been dead a month; as long as no one cleared out the locker or changed the combination since then...

You open it up. Inside is a house key and a thumb drive.

Comments:

3litt0 25th Jul 2017, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
Take them, they must be yours. The computer's in the operating room, if I recall, so no luck there. Considering the robot trucks smashed you earlier, I'm guessing that Einstein over there isn't the target. It's us. Anyway, I suppose check if the coast is clear, and explore the hall some more. I think we're done here.
rufiangel 25th Jul 2017, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
This is all intriguing and horrifying and gosh darn.

Please take the house key and the thumb drive into inventory, and try to recall what we put on that thumb drive (if anything) before.

Also, maybe ask Dr. Finch what he plans to do now, whether there's a way to shut down the bio printer and whether there's a safe way out of the hospital and into the less-calculated madness. >_<
5007-574in3d 25th Jul 2017, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
This is a laundry room, yeah? See if there's any lemon-scented detergent in the room to use on Michelle before leaving.
Guest 26th Jul 2017, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
Well... I guess it's time to move on? The lockers have other goodies, but... we need to move on for now. Leave room, and look out for the monster. I'd say warn Michelle, but she's good and stuck, for now, and that huge, fuckoff shotgun should shred it.
Xylas_Incarnum 27th Jul 2017, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
hey see if this Genius can open that phone you got off that doctor's corpse earlier.