Comic 109 - Check where the elevator is

Posted on 30th Jul 2017, 1:49 PM in The Hospital
Check where the elevator is

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Morgenstern 30th Jul 2017, 1:49 PM edit delete
Michelle cautiously peeks up the elevator shaft. Her voice is low, quiet... as she's not too sure where the cameras might be, or if they have audio. The surveillance room didn't feature audio from its feeds, but it could just be muted by the hacker--since he also put his big, dumb silhouette up on the main screen.

"Looks like the actual elevator is stuck on the second floor. I can't believe you guys haven't switched to the magnetic kind yet... this is the first time I've seen a pulley elevator with my own eyes."

"What have I been saying?," whispers Dr. Finch. "This hospital is a hellhole."

Speaking of one's own eyes, you check beneath your bandages to assess the damage on your own.


That eye is gone.


Mr E 30th Jul 2017, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Be the cyclops you were meant to be.
Also, mention that fact to the crew and think about possible relations between eyes and psychic powers.
PurpleKetchup 30th Jul 2017, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
So much for that full regeneration idea then. Better keep Jane's blood inside until we learn more.

Quick check - Jane started on the first floor, one floor above Michelle locked in the break room (ground level). 2nd floor is uncharted and obviously bad news.
Michelle can probably shoot the wires holding the counterweight down there (better back up after that). With that done the would-be hacker can't help his creatures move vertically quite as fast anymore.
Morgenstern 30th Jul 2017, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
I had to stop and look this up, because it threw me for a second--I didn't know this was different in Europe than it was the US.

In this case, it's American style, and the ground floor IS the 1st floor.

(a bit of a misnomer anyway, because tiered city; the "ground floor" is at the level of a street, but is not technically on the ground, honk honk)

So Michelle was on the ground/1st floor, and the second floor is where you started.
Guest 30th Jul 2017, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
Use the flashlight to check if there is a way into the elevator some sort of trapdoor if not blast your own door
Xylas_Incarnum 30th Jul 2017, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
... Yeah go up to the ground floor then shoot the elevator.... Wait there is a stairwell in this hospital to the second floor right? If there is one and it's not collapsed and/or otherwise impassably blocked off forget the elevator and just use that. I have no faith in electronics in this place. ... Save Michelle's gun.
Macheman7 30th Jul 2017, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Uh... Maybe trade the doctor the flamethrower for the pipe. He can operate it, right? And how strong are our bandages, anyway? About as strong as our arm strength, or stronger? Might be better if Jane goes melee if so. You still have scalpels and other stuff to fight with, too.
Also possibly have Michelle take turns ferrying you and Finch up the stairs? Or maybe even both, she carried Finch on his own for a while after all.
Also, try to get a sense of time. How long have we been in the hospital? We have cell phones, those should display the time.
Also (so much also), see if the team is eventually going to need a nap or something, depending on the time frame.