Part 8: Tension resolved ?
Rachel has granted you permission to enter
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Hello there, folks. We have a couple of different things we can do now; Rachels room is the closest, so we might as well pop in and say hi.
And yes, you do have to enter Cubes name for your first visit to each crew members room.
Oh-hoh, hi there Kirk. That was a quick visit.
Ive got a job to do in the cockpit. Come along if you want!
Sure, we could do that. Or
I want to talk to you about something. Meet me in the cockpit at 0330 hours.
Thanks for coming. I was really happy. Once we get back to Earth, lets go on a trip somewhere.
Im choosing not to comment on that last sentence, because its entirely too obvious.
Alright, time to look around some more. There are elevators at the north and south ends of all levels.
The door at the north end of level 3 is the cockpit, but lets keep poking about.
Levels 1 and 3 are closer to straight paths rather than being circuits like level 2; this here is Mother Computers main room, not to be confused with the terminal room down below.
Let me introduce you to a friend.
--We meet again, Cube--
--I am the Computer that maintains this ship--
It makes sure everything stays in good working order. Well then The system checks out, so
Nope, still exploring.
Alright then, see you there. Learn as much as you can along the way!
Fun fact: Both the visit to Rachels room and the Mother Computer are entirely optional. We have to visit either the cockpit or the hold to progress, and Rachel/Kato will be in those places anyway.
Down past the southern elevator is a room that we are never actually required to go into.
It doesnt have an energy source attached to it, though.
Ah-ha, heres prototype 02! Sorry that Kato abandoned you, buddy.
Well, time to look at level 1. Theres nothing of interest at the south end, but the north features the ships airlock.
Swanky. The spacesuits are Kirks, Katos and Rachels from left to right.
Here are a pair of switches which we will never, ever use. #2 opens the inner airlock door. #1 opens the outer door.
Suffice it to say that you should not open both doors at once. Also, say hi to the gimmick of the chapter: Instant game-overs! There are three things that can kill you in this chapter outside of combat. The airlock is one of them, but you have to be an idiot to get caught out by this.
Isnt it, though? Kirk said he didnt want to see it, though. I guess he just doesnt want to accept that there are other life forms out there
Hes not a bad guy But I just dont really understand him sometimes.
Well, he was a space explorer, after all. Hes rather jaded.
As we enter the hold, we can hear Kato and Huey having a conversation. It continues as we get closer But man, Kirk must have been a bad explorer if this is his first encounter with alien life. That, or theres not much of it out there.
I mean, you and Kirk are basically polar opposites!
Ah Having to work with your ex sounds rough. Especially with just a crew of five.
It definitely resembles a certain other Behemoth in shape, if not in colour.
Well As they say, every rose has its thorn! Or in this case, two massive fangs!
*Radio noises occur*
Whats the matter?
Somethings up with the comm system.
Oh Hey there, Corporal.
Uh, Kato, before I forget, could you check out the air ducts?
You got it, chief.
We can interact with the console once hes gone, but weve already seen the display of what the creature looks like. And its voice clip is the beast screeching.
The southern end of the hold just leads directly to the elevator.
The air ducts are also areas that we can technically go to later, but have no real reason to do so. This scene simply lets us know theyre there.
Oh, and theres one other thing we can do.
Try and get into the Corporals room without permission.
Robots are robots! Theyre the same!
He then gets huffy and storms into his room.
Now, progression is in the cockpit. But theres a small scene if we go there instead of the hold.
In an alternate reality:
catch his coward disease!
Man, lay off poor Huey. Not everyone can be mister big tough space explorer.
Im the communications officer. I check the antennae to make sure everythings working properly.
*Voom. Voom. Voom.*
The main antennas acting up.
And then we hear the same conversation as before, except because were already in the cockpit, we immediately get thrown into the next scene.
He said to figure it out and get it working.
Yeah, its fine. The main and sub-antennae are in totally different locations. Theres nothing to worry about.
We can receive transmissions from home with no problem at all, but we cant send them out!
It might as well be totally kaput already.
Communications useless if it only goes one way.
Thats not entirely true, but go on.
No sweat! Ill just hop outside, tinker a bit, and be back. Warp speed!
Oh boy, he has a catchphrase.
Ill cover the airlock controls. Then Ill return and back you up from here.
And we were almost home, too I was hoping I wouldnt have to be alone with Huey again
Hey, you decided to break up with him and hook up with Kirk while still in space. Its your own fault.
Rachel promptly tries to distract herself by contacting the captain.
What is it?
Kirk and Kato are going outside.
............................ I understand. Good thinking.
That was weird Wonder if hes feeling alright?
Captain Hol does seem a bit distant.
Alright, lets see how this unscheduled spacewalk is going.
Dont mess with me, you son of a bitch!!
C-cut it out, Kirk!
Alright, children. Break it up.
Ouch. Cant a robot get a little gratitude?
Youre a damn coward! Dont you forget! Thats why Rachel dumped you!
You might have noticed by now, but Huey is basically this chapters punching bag.
We, uh Yeah, we know that.
Kirk and Kato make their way outside, and Huey chats with us briefly before heading back to the cockpit. We should head up there as well, make sure everything goes well.
Rachel has nothing to say with Huey here, so lets keep things rolling.
OK. Kato, enter your password and switch it over to maintenance mode.
Sure thing. Lets see W...A...T...A...N...A...B... Huh? Kirk? Is something wrong?
D-dont worry, its nothing.
Are you all right?
Im fine. Dont worry about it.
Wh-whats wrong!? What happened!?
... Hey! Answer me! What happened!?
Oh oh my God!
Im bringing him back inside!
Checking Main Antenna ........................................ All red
Checking Sub Antennae ........................................ All red
Transmission currently impossible on all channels
Some people in the thread have been alluding to this (and Seyser Koze is being the worlds least subtle goon about it), but Watanabe is a name to remember.
Despite everyone going to the airlock, theres no one there if Cube tries to join them. Instead we need to go to sick bay.
His entire body is a peculiar shade of blue
I double-checked it myself! Its really odd that it would fail
Damn straight it is.
Wha what the!?
... He wouldnt respond when I called him
What the hell is up with this ship!?
A very, very good question.
Lets check out the source of that explosion.
Ill go check on the cargo.
If anything happens, Ill be in the cockpit.
Things are kinda bad right now. We should probably check on Rachel.
Hey, Rachel. Whatcha doing?
Oh. Youre going crazy with grief.