Comic 516 - Call Jury

Posted on 16th Oct 2017, 6:45 PM in Doors
Call Jury

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Morgenstern 16th Oct 2017, 6:45 PM edit delete
You step outside the bunker and call Jury.

"Hey," she answers. "I tried calling you back, but I couldn't get through."

You explain to Jury what you found--that the door leads to multiple bunkers, one of which contains... uh, other Juries. Proto-Juries. You ask about them, and if it's safe to approach them.

There's a long silence on the other end before Jury responds.

"I didn't know the door worked that way," she says. "I knew the building was always smaller on the outside than it was on the inside, but I didn't know the entrance connected to more than one place. I had only seen members of my branch use the door, and we were all using similar key cards."

There's another pause.

"I thought I was the only one left."

You explain to her that the other Juries seem more primitive, behavior-wise, and are slightly damaged. You ask if maybe she wants to meet them.

"No," she says without much hesitance. "I'm not sure how I would handle that. They've obviously been left there for a purpose. I wish I could advise you on how to approach them, but I really don't know. If you can... find a way to restock their supplies, that may not be a bad idea. From what you're describing, they seem to be keeping themselves--and that bunker--maintained. I don't know how long they were intended to stay there, but they couldn't have been stocked forever. Whether or not you want to try and interact with them..." Jury pauses. "I'll leave that up to you. I'm out of my depth on this one."

You also ask her about the head of Zone Fifty.

"I've never met him," Jury says. "I met his representatives, sure, and some of my superiors were in touch with him by e-mail... but I couldn't even tell you what he looked like."

You ask if she knows what his name was.

"I don't," she says. "That's how secretive Zone Fifty was. The left hand never knew what the right hand was doing. I was kept in a small facility as part of a project to finish designing... well, me. They let me talk to staff from other departments only when necessary for our project, or for one of theirs. Zone Fifty's hierarchy, structure, where its real base of operations was located... all mysteries to me. It wouldn't surprise me if I did know, at some point or another. I know for a fact that some of my data was altered or deleted before Zone Fifty shut down."

You thank her, and you tell her you'll let her know if anything changes.

You head into Bunker A.

You tell Baby Red that you're ready, and it can start growing into this room.

"Okay," it says very plainly.

You ask if it needs to be moved to the floor, or if it--

"Nope," it says. "Is good. Am happening. Back later."


rufiangel 16th Oct 2017, 7:11 PM edit delete reply
Huh, guess we really could start sending notes over to the proto-Juries via rat-notes after all to ask if they want any stuff XD make... Friends? Maaaybe?

Thanks Jury for highlighting how Z50 worked! Darn secrecy. (I'm happy she's not stopping us from exploring though XD)

Baby Red's "Am happening" was great XD <3 no fanfare, man.

Edit: I wonder what Michelle and Caius are up to? Maybe just chilling. We've been running errands and exploring Mars all day after all. XD; We could perhaps look into installing a ladder for Bunker C to make it easier to access the ceiling, so we don't have to keep using the table and foot locker?
Baeronius 16th Oct 2017, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
If you were sending notes via rat couriers, I know I'd want to send a note:
"Hello friends! Are you in need of hugs?"

But that most definitely wouldn't work.
Twyll 16th Oct 2017, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Guess we should let bab red do its thing, then. Godspeed, meatball ;_; I hope we can still hang out with you afterwards...

Maybe we should send over a note on Willard to Bunker B. Say that we don't intend to have Willard gnaw on any wires or anything, we just want to get in touch because we're... the new management for the bunker system, I guess? And we want to know if they need anything.
rufiangel 16th Oct 2017, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
I am going to miss our flowered tiny red. :') I wish it would retain its form somehow XD
Crestlinger 16th Oct 2017, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Goodie. Now we'll see what happens when it grows into that generator. things are about to get a whole other level of weird in here. Or hectic, but most likely both.
Deadly Death Sickle 16th Oct 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Deadly Death Sickle
Is it possible for us to try a see if we can get outside the bunkers, like when Willard went through the crack in the wall

EDIT Speaking of Willard, can we get him a flower too?