Part 17: Chapter 6-2
Oh hey, an update. So when we last left off, Paloma had escaped from the cell Chuckles carelessly tossed her in with the aid of her neighbor Walter Sullivan, emerging in the hallway outside.
And hes about as helpful and optimistic as ever.
Well, the ladder out is right here. Lets just take it, shall we?
Curses. Chuckles had the foresight to relock the bomb shelter.
To the right of there is a first aid box. If this has another poisonous snake inside
Luckily, no snakes. Theres a first aid kit.
Some colored disinfectant spray. Well, Im sure that will come in handy if I get a cut and want to make certain its colored mauve.
And a box of drugs which is sadly empty. Boo.
Down the hallway are a couple of doors. All are locked, but this one has another of those low peephole openings.
And its Vickie, taking a nap.
McPherson, do you hear me? Its me, Paloma Hernandez! McPherson, wake up!
And she does, very reluctantly.
You er, were shot with an arrow. I dont even see any wound. I mean, the same attack killed Sheriff Kate. Granted, it got her in the chest and you were only nicked, but oh, whatever.
Now we have dialogue choices. Hooray.
We have to get out of here, McPherson we have to try to escape!
Screenshots cant really convey it, but Vickie sounds very drunk. Given its her, she might very well be for all I know.
I noticed a digital locking system we have to input a code, but what is it?
Do you remember the numbers?
If Chuckles didnt think to take that from you, I dont even know.
Annnnnnd he didnt. Didnt even remove the battery and stow it in a truck like he did with Paloma.
I dont want to open the hatch.
What? Why? Leaving would be a good idea. Staying here would be a bad idea. What?
Am I on that list?
Yeah, shes still drunk.
Do you know what the killer intends to do?
Just a hunch, but I think he plans to kill you.
Thank you, Vickie.
And so she does. Going back to Gary
But now we have things to talk about. Well start with drugs.
I found an empty box of amphetamines in the medicine cabinet. I guess the killer uses it to drug his victims
Or he just likes to get hopped up on speed and giggle at his Veronica Lake movies.
It made me think my mother was an apartment. What was that all about?
Do you have any pills left? My friend might need them. The killer drugged her with tranquilizers.
Listen buddy, youre in there and Im out here. You are in no position to negotiate.
Fortunately, we already grabbed that back in Palomas cell. It was an invisible pixel stuck in a wall.
I have that ring you talked about. Take it and give me the amphetamines.
Thats not your name on the ring. It says John.
The killer uses a digital locking system to lock the doors have you ever seen him punching in the numbers from your cell?
Oh bleeding hell.
Argh. So based on those vague-ass clues, well try and unlock Vickies cell. Grabbing the ring the first time youre in Palomas cell saves you having to do this dopey puzzle a second time, as theres no other reason to go back in there.
The answer is a cypher. Matching numbers 1 through 9 to the alphabet, we get A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I. Then start over, 1-9 for J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R and 1-8 for S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z (Yeah, it doesnt quite match up because this game hates you). Spelling out Vickies password of Stanton gives us 1215265. You can do the same for Palomas password of Martin to get hers, 419295, if you needed to get back in there.
And that gets us in. Chat with Vickie.
McPherson, wake up! I gotta talk to you! I found you a little upper. Take this.
And that wakes Vickie out of her stupor. Now
Its up to you now! I dont want to die in here!
Way to hold up under pressure.
Theres a man locked up in the other cell. He was the one who gave me the amphetamines. He says he knew one of the victims Susan. He might be able to help us. Its just that he seems pretty disturbed.
I would have gone with Whiny, but that works too.
And now were back to controlling Vickie while Paloma idles around. Some stuff to take in here, such as this gingerbread.
Well, youre locked up in some serial killers Saw ripoff death house. I dont think you get to wait for room service.
I dont know? Well take it anyway. Thanks, Chuckles.
Yes, and given what weve seen, Chuckles will snipe the lot of them with his fucking Legend of Zelda magic bow and arrow.
Were going to have to improvise stay on your toes, stay alive.
For now, I know his name. But not his face.
I halfway suspect its Gary and he just kind of took his mask and trenchcoat off before scooting into the cell to fuck with you.
Doesnt make any difference. We need to concentrate on surviving, not on whether or not hes got a mustache.
The fact that hes not shut up in here with us is not a good sign. As long as I havent seen a body, theres hope hes still alive. Im not so sure about Garris, though. I have a hard time believing he could have avoided falling into the killers clutches.
Nice, Vickie. He didnt just save your dumb ass from a lethal snakebite or anything.
The sicko out there, has he talked about his plans?
Wait, Chuckles or Gary? Be more specific.
And now we can head outside. Paloma wanders off to the exit ladder that she made such a fuss about not wanting to escape through.
The switch to open the hatch is right here.
But first, back over here is an item cabinet. All of Palomas stuff has magically been thrown into it, and Ill be taking it all before I go.
And that colored disinfectant spray she had can be used on the three cameras Chuckles has in the hallways.
I kind of fail to see the point as hes clearly already recording that youve escaped and are doing this, but eh.
Oh, now you want to escape. Make up your mind.
I think youd better stay here bar the doors. Ill come back to get you.
Im going to see if there is a way out. And theres a computer in the lab. I might be able to make contact with the outside world.
with what? Unless you plan to drag the cot out of your cell and throw that in front of the one door that leads into the hallway.
Good. Ill be back. Leave the porch light on.
And climbing up takes us back outside. Will more bullshit await us? Yes.