Comic 650 - Get ice cream

Posted on 3rd Dec 2017, 5:51 PM in Ghosts
Get ice cream

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Morgenstern 3rd Dec 2017, 5:51 PM edit delete
You ask Dr. Finch to review the man's journal one more time. If he tried to escape this section of the bunker, he surely would have encountered the error room... but you didn't see any mention of it. You tell Caius and Dr. Finch about your experience in the error room.

Dr. Finch combs over what he can find, but finally shakes his head. "Nothing of the sort, I'm afraid. That is... curious. Maybe the door was actually locked at the time?"

"Or tha guy blocked it out," Caius says. "Or his huuuman braaain couldn't see it... or somethin', I dunno. We deal with a lot of weird shit, there's no tellin'."

For now, you head back to Bunker A, and get ice cream. You discuss what to do with the... er, remains.

"Pure chlorine or bleach would make short work of the plants," Dr. Finch states. "I... am less knowledgeable about what to do with the human remnants."

"We could fill a tub with acid, and dunk 'em in that," Caius says. "I think I saw it in a movie once. I think tha acid ate through tha tub, though... so maybe scratch that one."

Michelle wanders in, shaking her head. "Alright, I'm hearin' y'all talk about ditchin' a body... the heck did I miss?"

You explain everything that went down.

"Oh," she says. "Sheesh, that sucks. Uhhh... have you thought about just... I dunno, buryin' him?"

"Tha hell we gonna bury him at?," Caius asks. "I know we got money now, but it's gonna grab some attention if we go buy a cemetery plot. 'Specially for a hundred year old plant guy."

"We got a bunker on Mars," Michelle says, then shrugs. "We could bury all kinds of bodies."

There's a brief pause before Caius starts laughing. "Really? Nobody wanna call that one out?"

"Well, it's true!," Michelle counters.

"Nah, you're right," Caius says, holding his hands up. "It just sounded like some shit I'd come up with. S'cool, guys, we got room to bury all tha bodies. Screw it, kill everybody, ain't a problem."

Michelle grins, shaking her head. "I ain't sayin' it's a license to kill, I'm just sayin'..."

"We got options," Caius finishes. "Nah, I getcha."

"What did Grizwald say?," Dr. Finch asks. "About the tunnels, that is."

Michelle winces a little. "Nothin' useful. Said he's heard stories from other homeless guys about 'em, but he could never find a way in. Patton Thale's dad was big on public transportation, was pushin' for bullet trains an' stuff in the upper tiers... but he also wanted theme parks and other goofiness, so who knows. Might've bought out the skeleton of the defunct subway tunnels and passed it down to his kid, but I'm just guessin'."


Lythar 3rd Dec 2017, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
Michelle's right, let's just set up a small red-rock graveyard.
Portal In Time 3rd Dec 2017, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
We've also got a man who can set fire with his mind. I still don't see why they aren't brining up Fuse's expertise :/

If there's REALLY a reason they shouldn't be cremating his remains, then I guess a Mars Grave would work just fine, if we could patch up our suits.
Twyll 3rd Dec 2017, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
Cremation produces a lot of stinky smoke. We'd need somewhere to do it that wouldn't draw attention-- which is basically only Mars, and we don't wanna be setting fires on Mars.
Blue_Elite 3rd Dec 2017, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
More specifically we don't want to set fires in environments that have airlocks and limited oxygen.
Swagner 4th Dec 2017, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, either burial on mars or cremation (also, ideally, on the surface of mars), we really don't want any stray bits of those plants getting lose on earth.
rufiangel 3rd Dec 2017, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
This whole update made me smile XD; the characters bounce off each other so seamlessly, Caius is precious and Michelle walked in at the exact right timing :P

I guess we can wait a bit for the plants to die, so we can leave that for a while.

In the meantime, what's Fuse up to? ._. Is he looking into the prison break?

Also maybe just do a quick round of checks on the PJs and on Macland/Shirai? I don't know how much time passed - if not much time, then I suppose we don't have to do that.
Blue_Elite 3rd Dec 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
We've got space suit(s) that need field testing. A very limited jaunt to do a quick burial might be a good test run (get out, make a shallow grave, and get back in).

Otherwise, what's Fuse up to? If we're not doing tunnels, we either need to prep for the shroomie bust or let everyone chill while we do a powwow with the Reds to see if we can learn about getting better with forced syncs and/or eldritch regeneration.
Nic 16th Feb 2018, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
You should used his body to externality your red from