The Let's Play Archive


by Karnegal

Part 28: Solaris Trash Area

Solaris Trash Area

Computer: Card needed to activate the Vac-Sys. Please insert card.
Citan: No go. What shall we do?
Fei: What shall we do? Didn't you have a plan?
Citan: No, I am afraid not. I assumed we would just figure something out.
Fei: ...
Elly: Wait!

Fei: Elly! What're you doing here?
Elly: Well, after that, when I was crying, my mother came to me and said, 'go with them'.


Elly: ...
Medena: Elly, I think you should live your life the way you wish. If your loved ones are in a crisis, you can't desert them.
Elly: Mother, I'm sorry about what I said earlier.
Medena: I know. But there's no doubt that you're my child, no matter what happens you're my sweetheart.
Elly: Mom...
Medena: Now, you'd better hurry...
Elly: Yes, take care Mom.

Elly gets a keycard

Elly: Father?
Erich: To be human is to be able to pick your own path in life.
Elly: Father.
Erich: It looks like the military police are here.

Guards enter

Erich: The Imperial Guard? Why are you here instead of the military police?

They approach Elly
Erich: What? What are you doing? The intruder fled. My daughter has nothing to do with this!
Commander: I can't Lord Erich. Turn your daughter over to us. Lord Krelian's orders.
Erich: Lord Krelian? What does he want with my daughter? What? You mean, Gazel's...!
Commander: You do not need to know. Take her!
Erich: Leave my daughter alone! Or else!
Elly: Father!?
Commander: W-what! Lord Erich! Have you lost your mind?
Erich: I'm perfectly fine! Leave her alone!
Commander: Lord Krelian's orders are the Emperor's orders. You realize what'll happen to your rank if you disobey this order? You'll be demoted to 3rd Class citizen!
Erich: I know. But even if it's Lord Krelian's order I will not allow my daughter to be Gazel's test subject. Elly, go! I'll take care of this!
Elly: But...
Erich: Don't worry about me. Go help Fei.
Elly: Father...

Elly runs out

Back to Fei and Citan

Elly: Father, mother...
Fei: Elly...
Citan: The 'Ministry'...
Elly: 'Ministry'! Father said that too! What is the 'Ministry'?
Citan: You will find out. Cryptic more?
Fei: Let's go back! We gotta' save him!
Elly: We can't! If you go now, they'll catch you too. My parents will be fine. Their military record should protect them. If necessary I'll turn myself in after everyone is rescued and that will settle it.
Fei: But...
Elly: Let's go. Something might happen to them while we're just talking here.
Citan: I am worried for Elly's family, but her father risked his life to get us this card.
We must go on!
Elly: Yeah!
Fei: Yeah!
Citan: But in this filthy place? Spare me. What I would not give for my old bath-tub now! Do you not agree, Fei?

Fei and Elly are laughing here. Citan is confused

Fei: OK, let's go!


Fei: It hurts, dammit.

I kick some junk into this fan to stop it. We drop down into a room with food packets lying about

Fei: That reminds me, I'm hungry.
Fei: Wow, there's some food here. Let's have a bite here.
Elly: You're right. We don't know what'll happen, so we shouldn't ask to much.
Fei: What about you, doc?
Citan: No, I am fine thank you. Huh, that's weird, guess Citan isn't hungry
Fei: Are you sure? Then, excuse us...
Fei and Elly: Let's eat...
Fei: Whew, I'm full. Well then, let's go!

We walk into a room full of conveyer belts, I hop on

It's not having any of that shit

Fei: Is this what we ate earlier?
Elly: I see, the medicine we normally use is made here.

This is a retarded puzzle to turn off the scanner. I forget how it works, so I just randomly hit some shit until it works.

Across the room

Fei: Yak, I don't want to see where they make it.

We are about to go through a door when

Citan: Wait, Fei. You ate that food. Consider that fact when you open that door.
Elly: What about that canned food?
Fei: What is it? What's supposed to be there, exactly?
Citan: See for yourselves.

These are bodies

Elly falls to the floor. Citan is a huge ass for letting us eat that "food".

Fei: What... is this... What... the hell is this...!! Wo-o-o-o-o-o-!


Citan: Soylent System. The organism experiment lab and its disposal facility in Solaris. And the production facility for food and medicine to maintain the Limiter seal. Aquvy's Wels Reapers were also made here. Elly, do you remember Dominia's words during our infiltration of Shevat? Here is the answer. People of her native country served as one of the origins for Wels, the M plan. They were used that way because of their peculiar abilities. She is the last survivor. Elly, your father, Erich used to be the superintendent of this facility. He was involved in the research with Maria's father.
Elly: Don't be ridiculous! My father'd never take part in such a thing!
Citan: Naturally, Erich always had pangs of guilt. So he kept as many land dwellers as possible under his protection as 3rd Class citizens. Then he resigned. That's why he is on the administrative staff of the Special Forces now.
Elly: My father did that? No, it can't be true.
Citan: Now, get up, Fei. Get up and look it over.
Fei: Could this be true? Doc...
Citan: This is reality. Let's go.

Fei and Elly exit. Citan stops

Citan: Is that, permissible? now's a good time to think about that



Travel- wait what the fuck?!

Elly: What's this!? Memory Cube data!
Fei: Is it the thing we usually use to save?
Citan: The information of all the people who have accessed the memory cube from all over the world is being sent here now.
Elly: This facility is the Integration Control Center?
Fei: What's it for?

In a dark room

Fei: A Gear!
Elly: No, look! The surface of the armor isn't segmented. It's the same as Bart's Gear
Andvari and the Gear we saw in Shevat, it's an omnigear!
Fei: But, this thing is huge!
Elly: Yes. It's got to be around 3 times as powerful as our Gears.
Citan: So, this is Solaris' Omnigear.
Why does no one think to steal this? I'm not looking for a technical reason they can't I'm talking in character, why isn't Fei all, 'let's take that shit!'

These cages have genetic experiments that will become Reapers, they also I have treasure. I kill them and make it my treasure.

Operating Room

Conference Room

Looks like genetic experimentation.

We find another BIG reaper cage

These guys say something about killing their brother in the sewers; I couldn't read it all it flashed by really quickly. Either way this was one of the tougher fights I've had because they went crazy with their murder ability. Fortunately Fei is hitting for like 2000 damage at the moment.

This room is

This puzzle sucks; I'm tone deaf so I really blow at this sort of thing. Thankfully its one of the few puzzles in the game that isn't randomly generated, so I just cheat.

Elly: H-holograms of us?
Fei: Why are there holograms of us in a Solaris place?

Notice anything about Fei and Elly's Anima Alignment and Ether Response? Also  If Emeralda was supposed to get an omni-gear why does she have no anima alignment? I'm not accepting that it's because they never implemented El-Cresence because Maria has one. I can only imagine that the excuse is some BS with nanomachines. Or maybe I'm forgetting about something we learn in her grow-up scene. 

Locked door

Fei: Huh? This one won't open either.

Citan opens it

Elly: (Why is the deactivation code for the door lock known?)

Fei: Doc, wait, what's this facility for?
Citan: This place was not meant to be seen since the origin of time. This facility centers around the Emperor and the Ministry's longevity experiments.
Fei: The origin of time?

Citan: Yes, 10,000 years ago. Beings called humans were born here. The first were the Emperor and the Ministry's elders.
Elly: How could a human live 10,000 years?
Citan: Now only the Emperor is left. His destiny is to never die. However, the Ministry is different. Once, during the Diabolos invasion, the Ministry elders died losing their bodies. Now, the Solaris governing Ministry exists as data in memory banks. Each of their personalities is bits of data.
Fei: It's the data on the memory bank?
Citan: Having neither flesh nor souls they are just binary numbers. They both exist and do not exist at the same time. After the Fall, wanting to resurrect their bodies, and create a worthy vessel, they transferred a research facility that was once the Soylent System on the land to Etrenank. Eventually, the facility was no longer only for the Emperor's life and the Ministry's Resurrection, but it began producing food and drugs with additives that controlled the public. The memory cube Fei and them were using was meant for obtaining living data. Of course, the 'Ethos' also sent various data to help.
Fei: That means we were living for those elderly people of Gazel?
Citan: Yes.
Elly: They're transferring and taking living data via memory cubes to the Ministry so they can use them to resurrect their bodies?
Citan: Yes.
Fei: You mean those mutants getting disassembled at that factory were too?
Citan: Basically, they wish to reuse the useless dregs.
Fei: That's horrid. How could they--
Elly: Hold on, Fei! Something's not right! Citan, how would you know that? Not even the government or the army knows such things! And we start the awesome, well more awesome
Fei: What?
Elly: Come to think of it, it seems like we took the long way here on purpose. There must've been as faster way to Bart and them. Also, the route to get to this block can't even be downloaded on the map. So how did we know what streets we were on?
Fei: Doc, didn't you also find out...
Elly: That's impossible. First of all, that partition we took to get into this block. That panel was displayed to be a P4 facility. Even a high ranking officer of Solaris can't get in here. You think they'd leave a facility like that unlocked and open? And you could open it? Who exactly are you?
Fei: Hey wait a minute. It could've been luck.
Elly: Something's wrong! You were able to get into Solaris under martial law, sneak into the palace, get through a P4 level door, and even learn the purpose of the P4 facility. How is that possible? Even father, I'm sure it was possible you were in Solaris then. Even Jessie, who was also in Solaris then, didn't know the motive behind the M Project. So, Citan, why do you know? You know even more details than Maria, something's not right, I know it.
Fei: Elly, uh, uhmm...
Elly: I'm not done! I should've noticed sooner. Citan, who are you?

Fei: Hey you okay Elly, Doc? Elly! Doc... Citan! Damn! Got us! Elly! Citan!
Where are you?

Fei: Doc... You there? Ughh, what? Th, this... Uhhaaaaaahhh

Fei is confined in a ring

Fei: Uhnn... Huh? This is... Grr... Can't get it...

Fei: What is this!? Why are you showing me this!? Who!? Who did this! Elly!
Doc! Where are you!? Where...

Gazel Minister: That voice is the one that haunts you... Cursed, untouchable one... Oh god's beloved child, those who prevent our prayers... Get...Destroy... Burn with god's fire...

Fei: Th, these guys? What is this!? Bart?

Cut to Billy passed on an operation table

Fei: Billy? Doc? What's going on!? What are you all...? Doc! Answer me!
Elder: One of the Solaris Guardian Angels is here, Hyuga Ricdeau.
Elder: This man is Cain, receiving the orders from the one known as Emperor. You've entered his realm, and have been under his continued supervision.
Fei: Solaris Guardian Angel? Monitoring me?
Elder: Oh yes. We've guided Solaris and even selected the 'Animus' which have been drawn to you and guided you here to Solaris.
Elder: The 'Animus' is needed for our resurrection. These are our bodies. This is what we possess.
Elder: Yes, this is the only reason we exist...
Fei: The bodies of Bart and the others belong to you? Is that true!? Doc! What are they saying?
Elder: Why so apprehensive? Is it that you were sold out by the one you trusted?
Fei: I'm not talking to you guys! Doc, answer me!
Citan: 3 years...
Fei: ?
Citan: For three years I have been by your side. I had to determine whether you were going to be our enemy or not.
Fei: Revenge?
Elder: Yes, the enemy. Your existence is a threat to us.
Elder: It was necessary to keep an eye on you.
Elder: The one who ordered you to be watched was Cain...
Elder: We were planning on the maturation of the 'Animus', and your termination. We also sent Hyuga to you.
Elder: However, every attempt to terminate you has failed, because of that good for nothing trash...
Elder: Even so, we now possess 'Animus'. Hyuga has fulfilled his duties well.
Fei: Is that it? You were in with these guys? That's why you, everyone, why! You've had your way all this time with us land dwellers! You already own the world! What more do you want?
Elder: You must know by now that we plan to resurrect god.
Elder: God will awaken from his long slumber after man has populated the land. Then, Mahanon too will awaken.
Fei: Aerial Paradise Mahanon? The place fell to earth...
Elder: Paradise... Hah hah hah. That may be a proper description... Our ark... In the center block lord 'Mahanon' is sealed in. That is the source of god's wisdom... A paradise of knowledge...
Elder: Using that knowledge, we will resurrect the awakened god and build our 'ark' to take us both into the great universe.
Elder: The construction of our ark... To reign over god's forces in this great universe... The creation of the angel 'Malahk'. The M Project was for that very purpose...
Fei: What do you mean?
Elder: We are orphans in this universe. We were thrown away onto this planet in solitude along with god.
Elder: We humans were not born on this planet. Long ago, we came here from another heavenly body. We are beings from an alien planet.
Fei: That's ridiculous!
Elder: This is true. You have seen the various regions of this world. Why do you think there are no records of humans before 10,000 years ago... Remember Old man Bal's cave
Fei: !?
Elder: This is the will of god. The god's revival has been fated since before genesis.
Elder: We will be one with god. Attaining a new 'Animus'... We will once again return to the starry skies...
Elder: That is the meaning of our existence.
Elder: That is our supreme objective.
Fei: So you're not planning on using Solaris' power to dominate the world?
Elder: Of course. What meaning is there in having control of a planet as insignificant as this? God has given us the right to rule over the universe.
Elder: Yes. Only, we who do not carry impure blood, have the right to a pardon.
Elder: So, we will resurrect god.
Elder: It's been an eternity since our exile from paradise. If the time of god's revival does not come, we will have to follow the path to destruction, but...
Elder: Having obtained 'Animus', our resurrection is near, next is god's resurrection.

Krelian: This one only waits for the awakening.

The lights go out

In Krelian's lab

Krelian: I've overlooked your records.
Elly: K-Krelian, Commander?
Krelian: Elhaym Van Houten. That incident at the Jugend one year ago. Case 102. The release of you latent powers from that systematic administration of mental enhancement drugs. In that incident, your Ether value had increased beyond 400. And in that moment, 2 were critically wounded and 3 required recycling. Am I right?
Elly: Please, stop!
Krelian: But, this record is wrong. This wasn't the usual uncontrollable mental side effects.
Elly: ?
Krelian: This was caused by the 'awakening of your other inner self'.
Elly: My other self? Where's Fei? Where is everyone?
Krelian: They will be used as an offering for the Resurrection of the Gazel Ministry. The same fate awaits that girl, the artificial organism. I've already taken enough samples from her. I'm already well into the fourth stage of my plan. All I need now is the final factor. Hence, your friends are no longer of any use to me. They're worthless. But, you are different.
Elly: You're planning on sending them to the same fate as those people in that research facility! Doing all this for your own selfish ambitions! Do you know what you're doing!? People playing with other people's lives. That's deplorable!
Krelian: I see, so you've seen the research facility. Presently, the Solaris researchers are working on genetic engineering down there. It's just a nest for fools who've learned the despicable pleasure of playing with their own organic creations. They seek only serendipity and inhumanity. That is not my place. I specialize in molecular engineering, nanotechnology.

He pulls up an image

Krelian: Do you know what this is? A nanomachine, a molecular machine. This is the assembler, which is one of those nanomachines. It can break down molecules and atoms and reconstruct it into anything. Each of these spheres are equivalent to an atom. Until recently, we were only able to produce materials which were several times the time of this. Thanks to that girl, the one we obtained from the ruins of the Zeboim civilization, we are now able to make it this compact and elaborate. To think that such a mechanism was created 4000 years ago. It's quite astonishing. Up until we discovered this, the work was rather crude. The best we could possibly do until now was to apply amino acid solutions to wounded areas for amelioration or to seal up any peculiar abilities. I'm sure you've had some exposure to genetics when you were in the Jugend. Each type of those enzymes inside the DNA is also a molecular machine that was created by nature. That is, if we are indeed the progeny of the very first organism.
Elly: What do you think of accomplishing by using that molecular machine? What connection do I have with it?

Krelian: Although the nanomachines up until now could recombine DNA; they couldn't uncover any information in the introns which are located in the replacements of the double helix. However, the newer nanomachines easily discovered this data. Data that originally 'should not have existed'. And we are about to see the results of that.

New screen

Krelian: Hmm, according to the transferred record, it depicts a similar wave frequency as expected.

Krelian: That is it, isn't it? Miang and Lacan's actions, this explains everything. Elhaym, You were the 'mother'.
Elly: Mother?
Krelian: Yes. This is what your genetic exon looked like before replacement. This is the conceptualized form of the intron which carries information that isn't supposed to exist.
Observe, this is the Urubolus Ring which contains 'intron information' which only exists in 'certain people'. Urobolus, if we were to anatomize such a thing, wouldn't you be interested in what type of information it would have to offer us?
Elly: ...
Krelian: Elhaym, you are beautiful. When I look at you, I appreciate the artistic aspect of the human form, its elaborateness. I can't help but feel the importance of that. As if my molecular machine is unworthy of you. I've got a molecular machine for youYou haven't changed 'since then'. Just like the 'other one', Lacan...

Krelian exits

Citan: Are you conscious?
Fei: Doc...
Citan: It is impossible to move. This machine has physically cut your nerve signals. You will not be able to lift a finger regardless of what your mind says.
Fei: What're you gonna' do to me? To Bart and them? Where is Elly?
Citan: Do not worry. They have their roles, you have yours. I simply investigate.
Fei: Damnit! This, what was I...
Citan: So the battle has been fought you say? That was discussed earlier by the Ministry.
Fei: Godammit! We weren't born to be used by them! We didn't come all the way to Solaris for that! I, we, everyone, we just want to make a place where we can belong. That's what we were fighting for, but now...
Citan: It is much easier to be given a place to belong to than to make one yourself. You do not even understand a simple concept like that?
Fei: Only the true--!
Citan: Childish ideals pale when placed before reality. But actually many are satisfied with that. Being given one's place, frees one from any risks. Misfortunes maybe blamed on others. Do you know why people can not exist alone but under some bigger concept such as a group or a country? People need a place to go to be themselves, the more stable it is, the more effective it is. The Ministry gives them such a place. Under total surveillance, there is no need to bear the delusion of being an 'individual'. What could be easier? Facts are facts so let's just accept them. It will be easier for all of us. Resistance is futile. It only makes things painful.
Fei: I...I...
Citan: Do you still intend to do something about it? Look at yourself. What do you think you could possibly do at this stage? You cannot move. You could not even protect your friends who fought with you, when they needed you. You could not even protect the most important person in your life, Elly.
Fei: Stop! Please!
Citan: You can do nothing.

The lights go out

Citan: Now, we may take our time and talk...Id...

And cliffhanger