Comic 135 - Tell her about the room downstairs

Posted on 3rd Aug 2017, 4:13 PM in Blood on Mars
Tell her about the room downstairs

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Morgenstern 3rd Aug 2017, 4:13 PM edit delete
You introduce yourself as Fuse.

"Michelle," she says.

You tell her about the room downstairs--that Howler's computer setup is far, far in advance of anything he should have his hands on. The room has no visible doors, but there's a rat the size of a small car in there. There's also a shrine to the blonde girl in the photo--

"Hey, Blondie!" Michelle calls the other cop into the kitchen. The second officer is substantially smaller--probably not lab meat like Michelle. You do a double take as she walks in the room: it's the girl from the altar pictures, albeit cleaned up and in a very different outfit.

Michelle fills the blonde in on what you've found. You're beginning to suspect that something very, very strange is going on.


Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
... Wait a minute. That eyepatch is covering the wrong eye. the bandages were on the right eye from our perspective in the first act. that patch is covering the left.
PurpleKetchup 3rd Aug 2017, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
Sprite-flipping. Check page 4.
Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
ah.... it magically flips eyes due to that. right.
Naz 3rd Aug 2017, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Nope if you look at defend michelle in first act you see the same stance and the eyepatch covering the left eye. now tell me where did you see the right eye being covered with jane facing the left? It might be a confusion so I hope that this comment cover everything
Morgenstern 3rd Aug 2017, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Flipped sprite, lazy artist

The nurse's eyepatch, whether Michelle is left or right handed, and which arm Mega Man's cannon is on changes depending on which direction they're facing
PurpleKetchup 3rd Aug 2017, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
It's not lazy if you pull a Hussie and make spriteflip relevant later on !
PurpleKetchup 3rd Aug 2017, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Fuse can ask if the poster/altar symbol looks familiar to them.

Jane got some nice duds, the colour-assorted eyepatch looks really nice.
Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Well, given that the girl from the photos has shown up here in person, it's fairly likely that these two are here to get down to what the fuck's going on. politics and law be damned.
So it's doubtful that they're going to kill you and hide the body somewhere around here.

I guess lay out that you want to find out what the fuck's going on and judging by the pictures down stairs they probably really want to know what the fuck's going on. A partnership seems to be in order.

After that you can say that you were just about to go through Howler's bedroom, one of the three places you forgot to thoroughly check up here. Though to be honest Howley does seem to have acquired far more secrets than you would have given him credit for right now.
Those three places being his bedroom, living room and bathroom respectively. We only poked around a bit in those rooms, only really going over the kitchen and the hidden cultist area below. fairly likely we overlooked something the first go round.
EmorMiner 3rd Aug 2017, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Yes it more likely that there hidden rooms that Howler spent all his money on. What do you mean? Well it likely of two choices. 1) architect and builders were lazy and Howler took advantage of that or 2) he PAYED them for hidden rooms one or the other with 1) likely
Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Or this place, being in what's more or less the slums of the city, got some hidden cubbyholes made by people under the effects of Queen. The more I think about that drug the more it gives the vibe of turning people into a hivemind. That reminds me, we really should go and take a look at those queen druggie forums again, the general user list to be precise, making a dummy account we will likely never use again unless needed. More to see if Howler's username of QueenSlave5 is in good company with (0-)1-4 and 6+ of the same name... so to speak. Ex. QueenSlave42

Edit: .... Jane's blood, SaveTheQueen, general bad vibe from Howler's username... Great, I've now got the distinct impression that SaveTheQueen might have been refined from Jane's blood, or is based on it or something.
Vahno 3rd Aug 2017, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
I'm kinda curious now about Dr. Finch. He's PROBABLY ok, seeing as these two are fine. Personally, I'd like to see him still involved, but more as a support member. But if he doesn't wanna, he doesn't have to.
EmorMiner 3rd Aug 2017, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
It more likely he stayed as a support because Jane has her blood in the Docter but that my opinion
Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
Well, being something along of the lines of a minor blood puppet for Jane over there, fairly certain he's fine. Probably on coms/watch duty if he's still around... assuming they have some form of communication setup. They probably do if Finch is still around.