The Let's Play Archive

System Shock 2

by Psychedelic Eyeball

Part 11

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Date: 07.JUL.14
From: Yount
To: Delacroix, Dr. Marie
Subject: re: Sim Units

Simulation Unit four just went offline again... it took the six of us twelve hours to get it back online the last time... I hacked into the data log file and the last user online -- Malick... Oh, he denied it of course. I... I told Bronson about it and that paranoid crank showed up here with around fourteen security men, looking for blood. But she couldn't prove that Malick actually did anything... Christ, why would anybody want to sabotage the Sim Units?

Date: 07.JUL.14
From: Malick
Subject: re: My red friends

I have a secret from the Many! I've created overrides for my little experiments in reprogramming the Sim Units and entrusted them to the care of 3 special friends. I've dressed them in red and instructed them to stay away from strangers. A smart hacker always has a back door.

Date: 11.JUL.14
From: Rebecca Siddons
To: Suarez, Tommy
Subject: re: Civil war

I'm trying to get up to find you, Tommy, but I can't. I'm stuck in Ops. There's some kind of civil war going on here... the security forces came in and... Now don't freak out, but I'm hurt... but not too bad, I managed to pull together a supply of med kits and a few other goodies... some of it looks valuable, but I'm not sure what it is, maybe some kind of military grade implant. I left the stuff I didn't need in a corner of the data library, out of the way in case I need it later. I'm on my way. I promise you, I will not die. I will not die. You do the same, my love. Yours... Becca.

Date: 03.JUL.14
From: Tommy Suarez
To: Siddons, Rebecca
Subject: re: Let's do it

Bec - I think your idea for insurance is going to get us in a lot of trouble, but I trust you... so let's do it. I've managed to wrangle access codes to the escape pods on the command deck. We only need to hack into Xerxes' emergency sub-system, get past the ICE nodes and try to avoid being spotted by Bronson's security team. Piece of cake, right?

Date: 02.MAR.14
From: Anatoly Korenchkin
To: Zhukov, Vladimir
Subject: re: Everything old...

Miri, so far our work with the late model assassin cyborgs has gone remarkably well. I hope things with that son of a bitch Diego never come to that, but it is comforting to know we're not nearly as defenseless as the UNN storm troopers might think. The only glitch we've encountered is with the upgraded laser rapiers... the poor things keep severing parts of themselves. We're trying to get the bugs fixed, but I know that... bureaucrat... is watching us. It's sad to see a man so haunted by the ghost of his father... his hatred for everything TriOp represents is remarkable to behold.

Date: 08.JUL.14
From: Malick
Subject: re: Good bye

I brought down the last of the Sim Units today... I am full of the glory of the Many... Here comes Bronson. I am at peace... Good evening, Bronson. Have you come to...

Date: 02.JUL.14
From: Rebecca Siddons
To: Suarez, Tommy
Subject: re: Bad feeling...

Tommy... I don't know what's going on here. Ever since we received orders to clear out deck 3, people have been disappearing. There's a kind of gloom hanging over everybody, but no one seems to be willing to talk about it. I don't like it. Meet me on the Rec deck at 0900. I've got an idea... a little insurance for you and me.