IC - 15 - Administrative Building - Everyone

By the waning years of the 22nd century, humanity has expanded beyond Earth, establishing colonies on Mars, Ceres, and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn; the latter of these being largely penal or mining colonies, taking advantage of the isolation and mineral wealth of these moons. One such colony, known as Benedict’s Rest, was established on the shores of the north polar sea of Ligeia Mare on the moon Titan, in the year 2169. Originally a penal colony that used convict labor to harvest liquid methane, Benedict’s Rest was bought out by a German energy conglomerate, Richter Dynamics, and expanded; now, in 2189, contract, or “free” miners outnumber convicts 5 to 1—158 free miners to 31 convicts.

The colony’s productivity, formerly the highest of any Richter colony site, has dropped 19% in the last month with no reasonable explanation provided. In the same period, the colony medic, Dr. Henry Holzer, has died; the administration has been vague regarding cause, though it has been intimated that he committed suicide. Over the objections of colony administrator James Kingsley, Richter Dynamics has sent a team of corporate troubleshooters to investigate these two issues and make recommendations to revive productivity.

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"Remember, the Company sent us," says Sam. "You don't want to get on their bad side. Now hand it over."
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Kiara clutches her pad to her chest, as if it will somehow defend her against whatever infected Kingsley and Jojo.

“W-what happened to you?” she asks.
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Jojo struggles to stay conscious while he waits for someone to get the shard out of him.
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This is it, Jojo's adaptive nanodefences are exhausted. He is relying on his innate self-repair systems which he estimates will be overwhelmed in the next thirty seconds. He does not know what will happen then but none of the different scenarios he has modelled look very good for him. He wonders why no one is trying to help him...
Kingsley looks more confused, he starts shaking his head, 'I...I am Administrator James Kingsley, I run the Barnard's Rest Colony, I work for Richter Dynamics...I...I, we, we...' his tone of voice changes, it is even more harsh and grating, like sheets of metal grinding together. 'We are H'rada-Theka Pannakar, we are Ëka-Galä. Join us across the sea. We will be waiting for you.'
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Roll Power because that voice sounds very familiar and very compelling.
Immediately following Kingsley's words the room goes black. Pitch black. The lighting in the foyer and corridor must have gone as well. There is a scream from within the office and a thud. There is a confusion of voices and an unusual whirring noise.

Then the lights come back on. There is an ARM robot blocking the exit from the foyer into the corridor. It is not moving, it is just parked there. Nicole is sitting on the ground, rocking. Her handgun on the floor. Everyone else looks shocked and confused. Kingsley is no longer there.
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Again Sam feels a strong desire to do what Kingsley suggests, to cross the methane sea to Waystation
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“What the-?”

Kiara rushes over to Nicole, carefully picking up the pistol.

“Are you okay? What happened?”
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“The damn thing’s escaped, isn’t it obvious?” Virgil mutters.
“Right, I’ll base myself here for the moment; we’ll need to come up with an excuse for Kingsley not being at work today; we’ve got to keep this quiet; we don’t want his security sniffing around. Or the staff panicking.”He gives the robot a hard stare.

“I need, er, want to get to Waystation today too. Any way you can patch that thing up? We still need a doctor on the team.” He indicates poor Jojo.
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"I'd like to get to Waystation today as well," says Sam. "Kiara and I can try to repair Jojo in Engineering. We may need some equipment from the Medical Center too."
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Helping Nicole to her feet, Kiara nods her assent.

“Way station is at the centre of all this, and I think we’ll definitely need Jojo’s expertise.”
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Kiara puts out a hand to pull Nicole up but the woman just lies there rocking, muttering something quietly over and over again, 'I am not afraid of the dark, I am not afraid of the dark, I am not afraid of the dark...'

Isabella makes a move for the exit but her way is blocked by the ARM. It doesn't move and it's bulk quite effectively obstructs the doorway. CENTRAL, move this machine out of the way...'

There is no movement.

Moses joins her, 'CENTRAL, clear the exit, we need to get Doctor Johnson to engineering.'

There is still no movement and no reply from CENTRAL.

Something else seems strange, neither Nurse Richards nor security have arrived since Kingsley called them.
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"Get it out of me." Jojo lifts his arm. "No time left!"
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Sam readies her cutting torch.
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Can I use the cutting torch to cut the spike without further damaging [b]Jojo[/b]?
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Meanwhile, Kiara looks around for anything she can use to create an EMP to knock out the ARM.
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Virgil looks at Nicole with consternation,
“Pull yourself together, Marshall! We’ve got a lot to do. CENTRAL is obviously under its command and it’s probably causing havoc while we’re stuck in here.”
He looks up at the ceiling.
“Maybe we can escape through the air venting system.” He says drily.
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The cutting torch is a relatively precise instrument. Unless you fumble Jojo should be okay - not saying it will cut the crystal though. Roll against Mechanical Repair for this task (Brawl if used in combat).
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Surprisingly, Virgil's words of comfort don't seem to do anything to help Nicole and she continues to rock in a distressed manner, her arms around her knees.

'Arsehole' spits Isabella as she crouches down to look at Nicole.
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Sam tries to cut the crystal, needing all her skill and a little luck.
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Jojo steels himself as Sam attempts to remove the crystal.
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Virgil shakes his head and goes in search of an air duct cover in the ceiling. If he finds one, he’ll start pushing furniture around to stand on so he can reach it.
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