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                              F A Q   &   W A L K T H R O U G H
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                              SYSTEM SHOCK 2 FAQ & WALKTHROUGH
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    AUTHOR   : BahamutZero
    E-MAIL   : avrompaey@yahoo.com
    DATE     : September 18, 2000
    VERSION  : 1.00
    COMPLETED: 25 %
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    T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    [01] VERSION HISTORY
      A. Version 1.xx
    [02] CHARACTER CREATION
      A. O.S.A.
      B. Navy
      C. Marines
    [03] WALKTHROUGH
      A. Von Braun Deck 2 - Medical / Science
      B. Von Braun Deck 1 - Engineering
      C. Von Braun Deck 3 - Hydroponics
    [04] APPENDIX
      A. Weapons & Ammo
      B. Armor & Suits
      C. Implants
      D. Hypos
      E. Misc Items
      F. OS Upgrades
      G. Audio Logs
    
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    [01] VERSION HISTORY
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    A. Version 1.xx
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    Version 1.00 (09/25/00) - First version released
    
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    [02] CHARACTER CREATION
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    A. O.S.A.
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    The OSA agent is trained to proficiently use the Psionic powers available. This kind of
    agent is the typical example of brains over brawns. He has to think and plan his
    movements before taking action.
    
    His career options are the following:
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    YEAR 1
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - TOS Chu Lun Sensory Deprivation Tank
        MISSION POSTING: Sens Dep Tank 003/MU5: Mass Alteration
        GAIN: Tier Two Psi Disciplines, Cryokinesis and Psycho-Reflective Screen
    
      - TOS Ru Nang Sensory Deprivation Tank
        MISSION POSTING: Sens Dep Tank 437/WH1: Kinetic Empathy
        GAIN: Tier Two Psi Disciplines, Cryokinesis and Kinetic Redirection
    
      - TOS Shao Ling Sensory Deprivation Tank
        MISSION POSTING: Sens Dep Tank 925/NP5: Cyber Empathy
        GAIN: Tier Two Psi Disciplines, Cryokinesis and Psychogenic Cyber Affinity
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    YEAR 2
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - Tactical Psionic Training
        MISSION POSTING: Tactical Psionic Training/Deep Cover
        GAIN: +2 Endurance
    
      - Ki Luan Research Lab
        MISSION POSTING: Experimental Lab, TOS Li Kuan
        GAIN: +1 Research
    
      - Telepathic Interrogation
        MISSION POSTING: Telepathic Interrogation/Engramanalysis
        GAIN: +2 Psionic Ability
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    YEAR 3
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - Physical Field Operations
        MISSION POSTING: Field Operations, Io
        GAIN: +1 Strength, +1 Agility, +1 Cyber-affinity, and Remote Electron Tampering
    
      - Selections Group Field Operations
        MISSION POSTING: Field Operations, Selections Group
        GAIN: +1 Strength, +1 Agility, +1 Cyber-affinity, and Neuro-Reflex Dampening
    
      - Anti-Terrorism Field Operations
        MISSION POSTING: Field Operations, Anti-Terrorism
        GAIN: +1 Strength, +1 Agility, +1 Cyber-affinity, and Psychogenic Agility
    
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    B. Navy
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    The Navy soldier is a jack of all trades. He possesses skills in every area, from hacking
    to repairing and from standard guns to energy weapons. It is the more balanced of all
    classes but it is harder to specialize in a particular skill.
    
    His career options are the following:
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    YEAR 1
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - UNN Lucille Military Police
        MISSION POSTING: Military Police
        GAIN: +1 Modify and +1 Strength
    
      - UNN Lucille Engineer's Mate
        MISSION POSTING: Engineer's Mate
        GAIN: +1 Repair and +1 Strength
    
      - UNN Lucille Ship's Ops
        MISSION POSTING: Ship's Ops
        GAIN: +1 Hack and +1 Strength
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    YEAR 2
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - Laverne Tactical Training School
        MISSION POSTING: Tactical Training School
        GAIN: +2 Standard Weapons
    
      - UNN Pierce Ordnance Master
        MISSION POSTING: Ordnance Master
        GAIN: +1 Maintenance
    
      - UNN Carfax Navigator's Mate
        MISSION POSTING: Navigator's Mate
        GAIN: +2 Cyber-affinity
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    YEAR 3
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - Yamamoto Zero-G Training
        MISSION POSTING: Zero-G Training
        GAIN: +2 Agility
    
      - Io Survival Training School
        MISSION POSTING: Survival Training
        GAIN: +2 Endurance
    
      - Marie Curie Research Facility
        MISSION POSTING: Lab Assistant
        GAIN: +1 Research
    
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    C. Marines
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    The Marine is the weapons expert. He is capable of efficiently using any kind of weapons
    from standard guns to energy weapons. He is also a very physical trained soldier with
    high strength and endurance.
    
    His career options are the following:
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    YEAR 1
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - Guadalcanal Zero-Grav Training
        MISSION POSTING: Zero-G Training
        GAIN: +2 Agility
    
      - Io Survival Training School
        MISSION POSTING: Survival Training
        GAIN: +2 Endurance
    
      - Supply Ship Gallo Ordnance Master's Mate
        MISSION POSTING: Ordnance Master's Mate
        GAIN: +2 Strength
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    YEAR 2
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - Port MacArthur Weapons Range
        MISSION POSTING: Staff Assistant, Weapons Range
        GAIN: +2 Standard Weapons
    
      - JM-432 Asteroid Picket
        MISSION POSTING: Asteroid Pickets
        GAIN: +1 Heavy Weapons and +1 Cyber-affinity
    
      - Antigua Gunnery Mate
        MISSION POSTING: Gunnery Mate
        GAIN: +1 Energy Weapons and +1 Cyber-affinity
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    YEAR 3
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      - Antigua Ship's Systems Consultant
        MISSION POSTING: Ship's System Consultant
        GAIN: +1 Repair
    
      - Poliedes Training Section
        MISSION POSTING: Quash Rebellion
        GAIN: +1 Modify
    
      - U.N.N. Honor Guard
        MISSION POSTING: Honor Guard, MP
        GAIN: +1 Maintenance
    
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    [03] WALKTHROUGH
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    A. Von Braun Deck 2 - Medical / Science
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     As soon as you wake up from your cryogenic sleep you will receive an E-Mail from Polito
     telling you to take cover. Your first objective in the game is to reach Deck 4. For now,
     examine the corpse lying nearby to find the [Wrench]. Equip the weapon and use it to
     smash the metal object blocking the ladder. Climb the ladder and go into the next room
     when everything starts to fall apart.
    
     Pick up the Cryogenics Sector Keycard and use it to open the locked door. Search the
     corpse to find an audio log, [Amanpour 07.JUL.14]. Listen to it to learn the access code
     that opens the next door. You can also hack the keypad if you have enough Hack skill
     (1+). Go through the narrow passage and you will end up next to the airlock.
     Unfortunately, it is locked. Pick up the [Dead Power Cell] and use the Recharge Station
     to recharge the cell. Then place it in the slot next to the door and it will open. You
     will receive the first 4 [Cybernetic Modules]. You can use these modules to upgrade your
     stats or skills. Now take the elevator to the second floor and go through the first door
     to the right.
    
      [ACTION]: If you have the Kinetic Redirection psi discipline you can get the items that
                you cannot reach. These are a pack of 6 [Standard Bullets] and a [Speed
                Booster].
    
     Find the Science Sector Keycard and proceed forward. You will see some kind of ghost.
     Open the door with the keycard and you will have reached the main part of Deck 2. The
     real action begins now, as some Hybrids will attack you. Defeat them and then try to
     activate the main elevator (the door with the big yellow button). Polito will tell you
     that the main power is offline and she will tell you what to do next.
    
     Go to the Medical Reception Area in the Science sector of Deck 2 and pick up the [Dead
     Power Cell] near the dead body. You will now have to find a charger to power the
     battery.
    
     You can find the Energy Recharging Station in the Power Plant section of the ship. To
     access this area, find the ladder leading down near the Chemical Storeroom. The area is
     guarded by 2 Slug Turrets. Destroy them and charge the battery at the station. Then
     return to the Medical Reception Area and insert the battery in the slot next to the
     door. Go into the next area.
    
     Find Grassi's corpse in the area and pick up the Deck 2 Crew Keycard nearby. You can now
     access the Crew sector. Head there and open the door using the keycard. You will find a
     set of upgrading machines here so you can spend your cyber-modules. You will also find
     the first OS Upgrade. Choose these upgrades carefully as you cannot change them once you
     choose them. Find Dr Watts' office and pick up the R&D Sector Keycard.
    
     Leave the Crew sector and head back to the main area of Deck 2. From there you can
     access the R&D section with the keycard. Explore the R&D section and reach Dr. Watts'
     office. He's wounded and will tell you the maintenance shaft access code and die.
    
     Return to the main part of Deck 2 and access the maintenance shaft. Destroy the guardian
     robot and climb down the ladder to Deck 1.
    
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    B. Von Braun Deck 1 - Engineering
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     Polito will message you telling you what to do next.
    
     Go through the coolant tubes quickly to minimize radiation. Find the door to the Engine
     Core. It's locked because of the radiation leak.
    
     Head all the way south and you will receive an E-Mail from Polito telling you the code
     to Utility Storage 4.
    
     Find utility storage 4 and use the passcode to get in. You can find a [Hazard Suit]
     there. Now go all the way west until you reach the xerxes screen. From now, be extremely
     careful with the robots. Shoot them from a distance with Armor Piercing bullets. Find
     the Security Access Card and reach the security booth. You can heal there in the
     surgical unit and upgrade your skills. Now go into the Cargo Bay area.
    
     Explore Cargo Bay 1A/1B first and find the Cargo Bay 2A/2B Keycard. Now head to Cargo
     Bay 2A/2B. Explore the area and you'll find the code for Engineering Control.
    
     Go back to the Engineering Control and access it via the code. You'll learn that Xerxes
     has disabled the Fluidics Computer. You'll have to find another way around the problem.
    
     Return to auxiliary storage 5 (chemical storeroom) and open the door with the passcode.
     Pick up the correct circuit board and return to Command Control. Insert the board in the
     slot and return to Engineering Control. Activate the Fluidics Computer. Now you will
     have to manually restart both engine nacelles.
    
     Now that the radiation leak is contained return to the coolant tubes and access the
     Engine Core. Visit both Nacelles and activate them. Then activate the Main Power
     Computer in the Engine Core to activate the elevators. Now you can try to get to Deck 4
     to meet Polito. I say try because the elevator shaft to deck 4 is blocked by an organic
     mass. You will have to stop at Deck 3 and find a way to dispose of this mass.
    
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    C. Von Braun Deck 3 - Hydroponics
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     You will learn from exploring the area that in order to clear the mass blocking the lift
     shaft you will need to plant some kind of toxin in the four environmental regulators.
    
     First, find and research a vial of Toxin-A. The you'll have to find the four
     environmental regulators and install a [Vial of Toxin-A] in each one of them. The
     regulators are located in the following places:
      - Find the ladder marked as 3 in the map. Explore the place and you'll find the first
        regulator.
      - Find the ladder marked 1 in the map and explore the area. You'll find a regulator and
        the Sector A access keycard.
    
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    [04] APPENDIX
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    A. Weapons & Ammo
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    ANTI-PERSONNEL BULLETS
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     Slots: 1
    
     While nearly useless against armored targets, the Mite anti personnel round is
     devastatingly effective against flesh and blood. Nanites inside the head of the clip
     automatically sense when the round has entered an organic target. First, the head of the
     bullet fragments into several dozen pieces. Immediately, they seek the highest local
     temperature and, using microscopic pockets of gas, propel themselves towards the warmth,
     and presumably, the vital organs.
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    ANTI-PERSONNEL SHOTGUN SHELLS
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     These explosive pellets combine a chemical incendiary with a cluster of self-converting
     nanites to pack an extra kick. Not many organic targets can stand up to these for long.
     They are best used at relatively short range, as the pellets tend to spread.
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    ARMOR-PIERCING BULLETS
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     Slots: 1
    
     The armor piercing round is not particularly effective against soft targets, but it's
     the round of choice when up against mechanized foes. The uranium tips provide
     considerably penetrating power, even to relatively weak slug throwers like the Talon
     M2A3 and the M-22 assault rifle. The bullet is the kid brother of the discarding sabot
     rounds used by tanks in the 21st century. Besides the incredibly dense uranium tip, the
     casing is lined with an advanced ballistic material that decreases drag, imparting even
     greater penetration.
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    CLUSTERS OF WORMS
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     These disgusting things can be used as ammunition by exotic, annelid-based weaponry. The
     worms can be collected by using empty beakers on piles of worms.
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    FRAGMENTATION GRENADE CLIP
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     Slots: 1
    
     A standard fragmentation grenade. Damage is a combination of the concussive effects of
     the explosion and the resultant pieces of shrapnel.
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    GRENADE LAUNCHER
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     Slots: 3
     Requires: Heavy Weapons: 1
    
     The grenade launcher requires a Heavy Weapons skill of 1 in order to use. The first
     modification to this weapon increases the clip size, while the second increases the
     speed of the grenades and reduces the reload time. Additionally, both modifications
     increase weapon damage. The TC-11 "Brick" can launch a wide variety of ordnance, from
     standard high-explosive, to proximity detection rounds, EMP, or white phosphorous
     incendiary. Creative souls have been know to jury rig other types of ammo. Unlike the
     earlier generations of launchers, the M-48 utilizes a reverse polarization magnetic
     launching mechanism instead of compressed gas.
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    LASER PISTOL
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 3
     Requires: Energy Weapons: 1
    
     The laser pistol requires an Energy Weapons skill of 1. The first modification to this
     weapon increases the energy capacity, while the second reduces the energy consumption -
     both modifications increase the damage. The deadlier cousin of the Sparq Pistol, the
     Apollo H4 Laser Pistol relies on refracted light instead of electricity to damage its
     target. While it has a fairly large battery, the weapon must be replenished at a
     recharge station. The overcharge setting can be used to get out of a tight spot, but
     puts an inordinate strain on the unit's energy supply.
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    LASER RAPIER
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 3
     Requires: Agility: 3
               Energy Weapons: 4
    
     A brutally effective melee weapon, the laser rapier requires an Agility of 3 and an
     Energy Weapons skill of 4 in order to use. Far more effective than the prototype model
     first developed in Citadel Station in 2072, the Mark IV laser rapier is a much more
     reliable piece of technology. The unit works by projecting a porous field of reflective
     material in a shaft shaped region around the base of the rapier. When the material is
     bent [as when the rapier strikes a target] the intense refracted light inside is
     released locally, causing intense burns to the target. "That's right, just like the one
     the Hacker used on Citadel Station! We're the only one in town who's got 'em! Only 40
     nanites!" - Street vendor selling Laser Rapier replicas in New Detroit.
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    PISTOL
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 3
     Requires: Standard Weapons: 1
    
     The pistol requires a Standard Weapons skill of 1 in order to use. Both modifications to
     the pistol increase damage - the first also increases the clip size, while the second
     decreases the reload time. Developed by TriOptimum's military division, the Talon M2A3
     .45 caliber pistol is a standard issue sidearm provided to all UNN military personnel.
     After 23 years in service, the weapon has been designed to accept a number of kinds of
     ammunition, including the standard steel-jacketed rounds, uranium tipped armor piercing
     rounds and even nanite-based anti-personnel rounds.
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    PROXIMITY GRENADE CLIP
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     "The Radius IV proximity grenade utilizes no fewer than six separate methods of
     detection, from IR signature to EM field sampling to volumetric air displacement in
     order to make sure that it explodes with pinpoint accuracy and in the close vicinity of
     your enemies! Be sure to purchase our Radius Exclusion Emitter, coming soon, in order to
     make sure that your grenades exclude you and your squadmates from detonation!" --
     TriOptimum advertising copy.
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    PSI AMP
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 3
    
     Developed by Esper Industries, a critical branch of TriOps military R&D division, this
     controversial device allows psionically able individuals to amplify and project their
     powers into the world. Before the development of the Psi Amp, Psi powers were mostly
     only detectable in a lab environment. The Amp contains and inhibits the normal diffusion
     problems inherent is Psi phenomena. The amp also allows the user to effectively channel
     their innate Psi powers to a number of proscribed effects. This device caused a furor in
     the Psi community, primarily because of its obvious military applications, but also
     because of the Amps tendency to define Psionic "disciplines" along a few specific [and
     generally utilitarian] axes.
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    RIFLED SLUGS
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The design of the basic shotgun slug hasn't changed much in the past century. A small,
     heavy piece of metal, delivered with a high kinetic energy, is a short, simple recipe
     for damage.
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    SHOTGUN
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 3
     Requires: Standard Weapons: 3
    
     The shotgun requires a Standard Weapons skill of 3 in order to use. Both modifications
     to the shotgun increase damage - the first also reduces reload time, while the second
     reduces kickback. Shotguns in the military had generally gone out of favor until TriOp
     consumer division introduced a handheld version of this 10 gauge monster. While it works
     like a traditional [albeit incredibly deadly] shotgun, this magazine loaded behemoth
     also supports a triple load shot, which has been known to split its victims in two. A
     few months after its introduction, its popularity with hunters and other weapons
     enthusiasts prompted a large scale purchase of the guns by the UNN military.
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    STANDARD BULLETS
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     Slots: 1
    
     This .45 Standard Round is encased in a solid steel jacket, these rounds provide general
     purpose stopping power. Their main advantage of this ordnance is that it's extremely
     cheap to produce, and therefore readily available. No target type is either particularly
     vulnerable nor resistant to these rounds.
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    WRENCH
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 3
     Requires: Nothing
    
     A multi-purpose tool generally used for engineering purposes. However, it makes an
     effective makeshift weapon. "When you hit someone over the head with 22 pounds of steel,
     they tend not to appreciate it" - Taz Amanpour, VB Maintenance Crew. The wrench does not
     require any weapons skill to use.
    
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    B. Armor & Suits
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    HAZARD SUIT
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 4
     Defense: +75 RAD
              +75 TOX
    
     The TriOptimum Zero-Phase Hazard Armor uses a combination of triple-layer rubberized
     mesh, reflective shielding, and low-intensity force field path warps, in order to
     protect its wearer from not only vacuum but other environmental hazards such as
     radiation and chemical spills. Competitors such as the HaziShield Group and Wykodyne
     have claimed that keeping force field generators so close to the skin for long periods
     of time can be carcinogenic, but most wearers are more concerned about short-term
     hazards and prefer the added protection.
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    LIGHT COMBAT ARMOR
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 4
     Requires: Strength: 2
     Defense: +20
    
     The Dartech class 1 armor requires a strength of 2 in order to equip. The armor is a
     complex mesh of Kevlar and substrate steel mesh that provides lightweight, marginally
     effective firepower stoppage. The armor is not only designed to resist penetration, but
     also to disperse the kinetic energy of the impact throughout its frame. Dartech is the
     arm of TriOps military branch that generally supplies the poorer belligerents, such as
     terrorists and local militias. While it's better than nothing, more than one wearer has
     met an unpleasant end while wearing the Dartech class 1.
    
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    C. Implants
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    BRAWNBOOST[TM] IMPLANT
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Crigon Manufactory's BrawnBoost [TM] implant increases the user's STR by 1, burning up
     1% of its charge every ten seconds. The implant acts to circumvent many of the legal
     restrictions on athletic pharmaceuticals by avoiding any actual drugs, and simply
     stimulating the musculature with electric and magnetic impulses.
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    LABASSISTANT[TM] IMPLANT
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     Slots: 1
    
     The LabAssistant [TM] implant increases research skill by 1, burning up 1% of its charge
     every ten seconds. The LabAssistant is one of the least popular implants that Crigon
     Manufactory sells, but a core market of graduate students keeps the line afloat.
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    PSIBOOST[TM] IMPLANT
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     Slots: 1
    
     Crigon Manufactory's PsiBoost [TM] implant increases the user's PSI by 1, burning up 1%
     of its charge every ten seconds. The implant monitors the user's neurotransmitter
     levels, and acts on nervous controllers to keep the levels optimal for peak neural
     function.
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    SWIFTBOOST[TM] IMPLANT
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     Slots: 1
    
     The SwiftBoost [TM] implant boosts agility by 1, burning up 1% of its charge every ten
     seconds. While the RunFast [TM] Implant concentrates on stimulating the leg muscles, the
     SwiftBoost [TM] Implant speeds up reaction times for the entire body. This implant is
     popular among gymnasts and other athletes, but hasn't caught on fully with the military
     yet.
    
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    D. Hypos
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    ANTI-RADIATION HYPO
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This agent radically accelerates the half-life breakdown of many potentially hazardous
     compounds. Dr. Marie Delacroix, the chief engineer aboard the Von Braun, was well aware
     of the imperfections inherent in the rushed development of the ship. Notably, the
     coolant system of the ship had a chronic cracking problem, leading to the widespread
     leakage of hazardous materials. While these leaks are easily detected and usually
     quickly fixed, she demanded that an excess supply of ChemCal rad hypos be distributed
     throughout the ship. Unlike most of her cautions regarding conditions on the Von Braun,
     this one was actually heeded. Most effective if used shortly after the hazardous event,
     anti-radiation hypos inject small amounts of an agent comercially known as NukeTralizer.
    _______________
    ANTI-TOXIN HYPO
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     "The Vita-Hyb Detoxification Hypospray acts fast, and it acts strong, to rid your body
     of chemical and environmental hazards. Had too much to drink? Wandered too close to a
     synthocrete building in progress? Try a dose! Children, senior citizens, pregnant women,
     and those of any form of medication are warned to consult Health Advisory 1053-T-032
     before using." -Vita-Hyb skybanner, 2110.
    ____________
    MEDICAL HYPO
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Designed as a quick fix for minor injuries, the ChemCal medical hypo injects a healing
     enzyme which can make a crude assessment of the patient's condition and somewhat alter
     the chemical makeup of the hypo to fit the case. In addition, the hypo contains a
     mixture of pain killers and anti-coagulants. Not meant as a treatment for serious
     injury, the med hypo will do in a pinch. The only downside is the rather sharp stick of
     the over-engineered vacc needle, which was nearly recalled twelve years ago on its
     introduction. Strong litigation by TriOp's legal department eliminated that potentially
     costly eventuality.
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    PSI HYPO
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The Psi Booster hypo contains a potent cocktail of tension relievers, dopamine
     inhibitors, and circulatory stimulators. A dose will increase your psi points by 30, up
     to your maximum. The Surgeon General has warned that Psi Booster hypos can be
     habit-forming and dangerous to your health. Note also that the manufacturer has used a
     special, patented process to make these items unable to be duplicated by those who know
     the Molecular Duplication psi discipline, in order to protect their monopoly.
    _____________
    SPEED BOOSTER
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The Vita-Hyb SpeedBoost hypo confers twenty seconds of double speed. Popular among
     high-school students for a dangerous street sport of "Crash Careening", the SpeedBoost
     hypo can also be invaluable in emergencies.
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    STRENGTH BOOSTER
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The Strength-Boost pharmaceutical confers one point of strength, up to a maximum of
     eight points, for five minutes. Vita-Hyb, the makers of Strength-Boost, have been
     rumored to sell surgically implantable Strength-Boost drip packages for athletes, though
     such things are, of course, highly illegal.
    
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    E. Misc Items
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    ANNELID HEALING GLAND
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
     Requires: Research: 1
     Chemicals: Os (x1)
    
     Summary: This tissue can be used to physically heal damage.
    
     Analysis: This gland secretes a prolific mix of hormones and stimulatory enzymes, and a
     quickly dividing layer of cells spawns off multi-purpose circulatory cells. These cells
     seek out sites of tissue damage and graft themselves into the tissue, taking on the
     characteristics of the local host tissue in a matter of moments.
    
     Recommendation: The shared tissue compatibilities between human and annelid tissue will
     allow this gland to be used for healing, though not as fully as it would in an annelid
     host. Once removed from the host's body, it can only be used once.
    ________________
    AUTO-REPAIR UNIT
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The Viridian V-Badge Auto-repair Unit is marketed, in an amazing display of underrating,
     as a repair device. In reality, the Auto-repair Unit scans, and then virtually rebuilds
     from scratch, a target device, in its original pristine state. Several documented cases
     have observed subtle improvements in the repaired device, where the original was damaged
     beyond scannability. Much to the relief of licensed repair specialists, the Auto-repair
     Unit is a single-use device.
    ____________
    BAG OF CHIPS
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Crack-O's Potato Chips, voted the UNN's national food product in the early 21st century,
     are made from slices of common potatoes deep fried in hydrogenated oils. This treat is
     often supplemented with vitamins to boost its questionable nutritional value. "When you
     need a tasty treat, Crack-O's are the chips to beat. Eat 'em by the bunch or by pound,
     new improved Crack-O's won't let you down." -Crack-O's Neuro-Net Promotion 2111.
    _______________
    BOTTLE OF JUICE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Produced from genegrafted fruit in hydroponics tanks, the popular TastyFruit Caffeinated
     Fruit Drink is chock full of vitamins, sugar, and fruit pulp.
    ________________
    BOTTLE OF LIQUOR
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     With advances in pharmaceuticals that mimic the effects of alcohol, liquor has begun to
     be rated in both "true proof" and "factor proof", with the strongest drinks being close
     to 330 factor proof. This rotgut gets you drunk the old-fashioned way, with no added
     factor proof.
    _______________
    BOTTLE OF VODKA
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     A distilled liquor, vodka is something that the replicators never really got quite
     right. The replicated brand is numbingly strong, but one's enjoyment is hindered by a
     sharp, biting taste.
    ________________
    CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Champagne is a popular drink enjoyed on the Von Braun [and smuggled onto the
     Rickenbacker], both in its lounges and replicators. However, since the entire liquor
     concession is run by TriOp and all champagne is replicated from the same nanite
     archetype [due to limited database storage], there is only a single brand available.
     Fortunately, the vintage is excellent.
    __________________
    CHARGED POWER CELL
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The ElectroSim Type 5 power cell is a new model, designed to deliver a lot of power over
     a small period of time. These are typically used to provide emergency backup power for
     ship-critical systems.
     Unfortunately, they have a tendency to lose their charge if stored for more than a few
     weeks, so they must be frequently recharged at energy recharging stations. ElectroSim
     has replaced this unit with the more stable 5A, but the upgrade was not available before
     the Von Braun left Earth.
    __________
    CIGARETTES
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Every box of the Tobacco Conglomerate's new phylo-filter-tip cigarettes comes with three
     optional, experience-enhancing, additives available at the touch of a button. The
     "Mint-o-matic" button infuses your smoke with a menthol/eucalyptus/mint blend. The
     "Kicker" button adds a flavor-rich double dose of tar, nicotine, and carbon compounds.
     The "Self-cleaning" coats your cigarette with a layer of smoke-depositing nanotech. "As
     my testimony indicated the last time I stood before this committee, there is still no
     clear evidence that cigarette smoking is proven to be harmful to the health of the
     smoker." - Jack M. Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Uplift Tobacco, 09-03-2112.
    _____________
    CIRCUIT BOARD
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This circuit board, like half of the rest of the equipment aboard the Von Braun,
     combines cutting-edge technology and a haphazard jury-rig quality. Some of the logic
     chips are marked with experimental serial numbers, and there are smearings of solder and
     nanite-grown junctions everywhere.
    _______________
    DEAD POWER CELL
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The ElectroSim Type 5 power cell is a new model, designed to deliver a lot of power over
     a small period of time. These are typically used to provide emergency backup power for
     ship-critical systems.
     Unfortunately, they have a tendency to lose their charge if stored for more than a few
     weeks, so they must be frequently recharged at energy recharging stations. ElectroSim
     has replaced this unit with the more stable 5A, but the upgrade was not available before
     the Von Braun left Earth.
    ___________________________
    DISPOSABLE MAINTENANCE TOOL
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Gunnery sergeants everywhere make it a point of pride that their tool of choice isn't a
     "loser know-nothing fix-it-all device" - the better the maintenance skill of the
     operator, the more effect using the tool will have. These tools are disposable, and can
     only be used once each.
    ____________
    FERMIUM [FM]
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Research software and nanite-driven molecular processing has come to mean that the
     necessary material for performing basic research no longer includes complex organics and
     complex synthetics. Instead, chemical elements serve as raw materials for the nanite
     research processors, and are combined as needed. Chemical containers such as this one
     are carefully designed to prevent the material from reacting with the environment either
     chemically or energetically, and are fitted with with dispensing nozzles that dock with
     most standard nanite injection ports.
    _____________________
    FRENCH-EPSTEIN DEVICE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The perfect birthday gift for the techie with less than ideal technical skills, the
     French-Epstein device is a portable, nanite-driven, self-contained analysis and
     modification tool. Simply place your weapon in the device, and let the French-Epstein's
     expert systems do the work necessary in the weapons modifications. One use only.
    ______________
    GRUB POD ORGAN
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
     Requires: Research: 1
     Chemicals: Ga (x1), Cf (x1)
    
     Summary: While you have learned the vulnerabilities of this creature, they're so easily
     killed it hardly matters. Like all annelids, they are somewhat resistant to energy
     weapons. Annelid eggs often contain useful organs if you search them before they are
     destroyed.
    
     Analysis: Genetically female, the annelid grub is the most basic annelid form. The
     creature is principally nervous system and musculature - the highly advanced [for a
     worm] nervous system appears to be tied into a rudimentary psionic sense organ. While
     wormlike in appearance, the grub has no actual digestive track, but is furnished with
     energy reserves at birth. When these are depleted, the creature shuts down into a
     dormant state, possibly until a further psionic trigger acts on it. The eggs that these
     emerge from often contain organs that might be extracted for useful purposes, unless the
     egg was destroyed in combat.
    
     Analysis: The grubs are fairly fragile, but can be somewhat dangerous if they close
     before you see them. In large numbers, they may prove a more significant threat.
    ____________
    HYBRID ORGAN
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
     Requires: Research: 1
     Chemicals: None
    
     Summary: You've learned how to best target the Hybrid for maximal damage. All damage you
     deal to Hybrids will be increased by 25%.
    
     Analysis: DNA structure indicates that this organism is a hybrid of a human host and a
     parasitic organism. Although the parasite [resembling a yard-long worm] has deteriorated
     to a stage beyond useful analysis, the effects of the process are evident. Severe
     deterioration of higher level mental processes is caused by tumerous growths along the
     spinal column and brain stem. The non-human tissues seem to be formed of a composite of
     small wormlike creatures that have adapted into the host body and taken over a majority
     of motor control and decision making functions. There also appears to be direct
     stimulation of the autonomic nervous and glandular systems. Hence, the organism produces
     exceptional amounts of both adrenaline and endorphins, making it remarkably strong and
     aggressive. What remains can not really be called human at all. The damage done to the
     host by the process is irrevocable, and the organism now functions with no sense of
     morality or hesitation.
    
     Recommendation: The organism is vulnerable to the same forms of stimuli as a human.
     However, the changes in its physiology suggest a chemistry more complex than is
     currently understood. Further analysis of similar organisms might provide more insight
     in this area.
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    ICE-PICK
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The ICE pick's limited power supply and custom-programmed nanites allow for one
     successful hack, regardless of the skill of the user. Banned as illegal in most
     countries and aboard UNN ships, the ICE pick is nevertheless a great help for any hacker
     who can afford the prices the black market charges for the device. A persistent rumor in
     the hacker underground is that "Cantor", the ICE pick's inventor, has offered his own
     ice-breaking algorithms as a reward to anyone who can demonstrate to him a system the
     ICE pick can't break.
    ________
    MAGAZINE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     A high-color journal covering the artificial-personality circuit. Feature articles
     discuss synthetic talk shows, aggregate personalities developed as corporate spokesmen,
     and low-budget personality tailoring that can be done at home.
    ________
    MAGAZINE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This magazine, very popular among protocol droids and their programmers, is an eclectic
     combination of technical information and interior design. Some articles are written
     wholly in byte-compiled code format, easily readable by droids, but many human
     programmers consider it a mark of competence to be able to read those articles without
     software assistance.
    ________
    MAGAZINE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     A wildly speculative, low-budget magazine, which covers subjects from "Are They Among
     Us?" to "Pros and Cons of Silicate Genetics." The only things more amusing than the
     articles are the letters to the editor published at the front.
    ________
    MAGAZINE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This fat, glossy magazine is principally advertisements for expensive leathers, both
     clothing and accoutrements. A feature article talks about the experimental Ganymede
     nu-cow farms.
    ________
    MAGAZINE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This holografic glossy magazine appeals principaly to a rich youth market. The
     long-running feature stories detail the romances and adventures of several highly
     photogenic celebrities.
    ___________
    MEDICAL KIT
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The self-diagnostic medical kit is able to stop bleeding, rebuild damaged tissue, and
     even make rudimentary organ repair. A staple of emergency medical technicians,
     battlefield medics, and policemen everywhere, the medical kit will restore all lost hit
     points.
    _______________
    MFD GAME PLAYER
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     A shiny new GamePig [TM] entertainment device from Vortex Mechanics Unlimited. Able to
     play dozens of different game, simply by inserting new memory cartridges. Most games
     star "Grunty the Gaming Pig", who first rose to fame in the 2005 interactive
     entertainment "Corporate Swine". DISCLAIMER: VMU is not liable for any accidents which
     may occur due to distraction from playing GamePig [TM] games in a heads-up display.
     Oink!
    ____________
    MONKEY BRAIN
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
     Requires: Research: 1
     Chemicals: Fm (x1)
    
     Summary: You've learned how to best target the monkeys for maximal damage. All damage
     you deal to monkeys will be increased by 25%.
    
     Analysis: The monkey is genetically normal, an African squirrel monkey. However,
     it appears to have been subject to a large number of chemical and surgical procedures,
     both before and after birth. These procedures have enhanced brain size and connectivity,
     as well as enhanced the myelination of the central nervous system. The skull of the
     creature has been surgically removed, presumably both to prevent cranial pressure and to
     allow quick experimental access.
    
     Recommendation: The neural construction of the creature is similar in nature to psionic
     human neural structure - the monkeys are likely to have psionic capability. They are
     vulnerable to all attacks which affect standard organic creatures.
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    MUG
    ŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The Vacuu-Sol insulated mug keeps hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold, up to three
     years at a shot. The semi-permeable force-field over the rim prevents heat transfer, as
     well as keeps the liquid inside in case of a spill.
    ___________
    OSMIUM [OS]
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Research software and nanite-driven molecular processing has come to mean that the
     necessary material for performing basic research no longer includes complex organics and
     complex synthetics. Instead, chemical elements serve as raw materials for the nanite
     research processors, and are combined as needed. Chemical containers such as this one
     are carefully designed to prevent the material from reacting with the environment either
     chemically or energetically, and are fitted with with dispensing nozzles that dock with
     most standard nanite injection ports.
    ______________
    OVERWORLD ZERO
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This memory module contains a complete working game for use with your VMU GamePig [TM].
     Oink!
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    PLANT
    ŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This hardy specimen has been genetically tailored to require minimal water, even less
     light, and almost no minerals or fertilizer. It bears a striking resemblance in both
     color and lifelessness, to the plastic plants of several decades past.
    ________________
    PORTABLE BATTERY
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The ElectroSim Type 2 portable battery contains enough power to recharge virtually any
     powered device. A small flaw in the discharge terminal prevents the battery from being
     used more than once, as it fully discharges upon use. ElectroSim has issued a recall for
     this particular type of battery.
    ____________
    SMALL BEAKER
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     While most DNA infusion clipping is done via protein databases, this beaker is still an
     effective way to test new compounds of both carbon and non-carbon based compounds. The
     shielded beaker is an excellent method of storing small quantities of hazardous
     materials for transport and/or storage.
    ________
    SODA CAN
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     Invented in the early part of the 20th century, soda was created as a refreshing
     beverage, a mixture of carbonated water and corn syrup. For such a trivial seeming
     product, soda and similar beverages fueled the rise of the first two mega-corporation,
     the names of which are illegal to publish by UNN Information Ordnance #234/fd34. Net
     rumors suggest that these two corporations' marketing skirmishes turned into physical
     ones, promulgated by the destruction of offshore bottling plants by hired mercenary
     squads in 2023.
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    SURGICAL UNIT ACTIVATION KEY
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     The standard surgical unit is useful for diagnostic procedures, under the control of a
     trained physician. This activation key, when attached to a surgical unit, will allow it
     to perform healing procedures automatically. A fierce battle with the medical lobbyist
     groups has resulted in a compromise, in which the nanite-driven activation keys may not
     be installed by the vendor on a surgical unit, but may be stocked separately for
     customers to install in case of emergency, and the installation is not difficult.
     However, once the two are connected, a factory technician is required to disconnect the
     two.
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    SWINEKEEPER
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
    
     This memory module contains a complete working game for use with your VMU GamePig [TM].
     Oink!
    _______________
    VIAL OF TOXIN-A
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Slots: 1
     Requires: Research: 1
     Chemicals: Sb (x2), V (x1)
    
     Summary: Placing this toxin in an environmental regulator will reduce local annelid
     growth.
    
     Analysis: This is an experimental toxin, highly virulent, developed specifically to
     break down and dissolve annelid tissue. The canister is highly pressurized, as the
     liquid toxin would evaporate quickly under ordinary conditions.
    
     Recommendation: For maximum coverage, this toxin should be introduced into
     air-recirculators immediately after being opened.
    
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    F. OS Upgrades
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    CYBERNETICALLY ENHANCED
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Allows the use of two implants at once.
    
     RANK (1-16): 1
     The best upgrade. By using two implants at once you can increase any two stats or use
     any two special abilities.
    ______________
    NATURALLY ABLE
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     One-time bonus of 8 Cyber Enhancement Units.
    
     RANK (1-16): 16
     Useless. Don't waste your upgrade with this. 8 Cyber Modules is not that much and you
     won't gain any other extra ability.
    ________
    PACK-RAT
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Adds three extra inventory slots.
    
     RANK (1-16): 15
     Completely useless. Inventory slots depend on Strength and if you have a STR of 6 it is
     useless. You can increase you STR with implants so don't bother choosing this upgrade.
    _______________
    PHARMO-FRIENDLY
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Extra 20% benefit from all hypos.
    
     RANK (1-16): 7
     Quite good for any agent, but that one relying on psi hypos will get more benefit. This
     upgrade may be useful in harder difficulty levels where the damage dealt to you is
     greater.
    ____________
    SHARPSHOOTER
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Each shot with a ranged [non-psionic] weapon does 15% more damage.
    
     RANK (1-16): 2
     This is good. Although 15% is not that much it greatly helps defeating the hardest
     annelids.
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    SPEEDY
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Movement speed increased by 15%.
    
     RANK (1-16): 11
     Not very useful in my opinion. Movement speed is not very useful except for running and
     you don't need to run much in the game except to escape from some monsters.
    _________________
    STRONG METABOLISM
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Damage from radiation and toxins reduced by 25%.
    
     RANK (1-16): 14
     This is not a good upgrade since you suffer from radiation and toxin damage rarely and
     the effects are not powerful.
    ____
    TANK
    ŻŻŻŻ
     Increases maximum hit points by 5
    
     RANK (1-16): 5
     Pretty useful in harder difficulty levels as you have little HP. It isn't that good on
     Normal since you could increase your Endurance for a few Cyber Modules and it would have
     the same effect.
    
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    G. Audio Logs
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       _________________
    ---DECK 2: MED / SCI---
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    _______________
    DIEGO 17.MAR.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     UNN RICKENBACKER
     re: Yanking my chain
    
     To: Korenchkin, Anatoly
     Anatoly, there's only so much corporate calisthenics I can go through before I start to
     feel a little queasy, so let's get down to brass tacks here. We don't like each other.
     We each have our own motivations for undertaking this mission, so let me give you a
     little warning. I cannot be circumvented, I cannot be tricked, I cannot be manipulated,
     and I cannot be bought. You come at me straight and keep the fancy maneuvers for your
     next board meeting. Just because my father swam with the sharks doesn't mean that I do.
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 07.APR.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Xerxes
    
     Why is it that no one listens to me? The security protocols on the Xerxes system are
     clearly immature. Some idiot hacked into the primary data loop last night and made
     Xerxes sing Elvis Presley songs for three hours. I finally had to pull the voice
     sub-system off line. What would happen if somebody with a real agenda got into him?
    ________________
    GRASSI 12.MAY.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Damn chimps
    
     Whose idea was it to bring 150 chimpanzees on board anyway? The interests of science?
     What about the interests of hygiene? Does anybody have any idea how much crap 150 lab
     monkeys make in a day? The poor chimps... they come onboard for the most historic
     mission of all time, and they end up being chopped into little pieces in the name of
     progress.
    ____________________
    KORENCHKIN 14.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     COMMAND
     re: First contact
    
     To: Zhukov, Vladimir
     We have picked up a transmission from the surface of Tau Ceti 5. I have been in
     negotiation with Captain Diego of the Rickenbacker and after some... coercion, he's
     agreed to go planetside as a joint venture. Imagine, this historic mission might even
     become more historic. First Contact. And who is there to get exclusive rights to all
     media, patents and land grants? TriOptimum. Miri, I told you this would be worth it.
    ________________
    GRASSI 20.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: All work, no play
    
     I got called up around 0430 to help unload the shuttle coming back from Tau Ceti.
     Korenchkin was there alone. Jesus, what the hell happened to him? He'd lost most of his
     hair, and you could see these lumps on the side of his neck. And that smell. I told him
     he should go see Dr. Watts, but he told me to mind my own business. Well, la-dee-da.
    ________________
    SUAREZ 20.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     UNN RICKENBACKER
     re: 100% Torture
    
     To: Siddons, Rebecca
     Wow... you are incredible, do you know that? I made this game where I tried to make
     myself not think about you. What a moron. I love you, Rebecca. And I've got a plan. I've
     been buttering up the captain to transfer me from the Rickenbacker to the goodwill team
     on the Von Braun. Pretty soon, nothing will keep us apart.
    ________________
    POLITO 25.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     OPS
     re: Strange AI
    
     To: Delacroix, Dr. Marie
     Marie... I'm sorry I've been out of touch, but I've been working on that artifact
     Bayliss brought back from Tau Ceti 5. I've done a level 3 analysis on it... I think it's
     some kind of Artificial Intelligence. I've managed to pull an audio tag file out of its
     memory... I'll let you be the judge... Marie... I think it's speaking English...
    ________________
    GRASSI 26.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Animal rights?
    
     Ever since we reached Tau Ceti, the lab monkeys have been acting strangely. Nurse
     Loesser picked one out of a cage to be brought in for the vivisection and the rest of
     them, I mean the entire group, stood on their legs and howled. This wasn't just a random
     display, it was a protest.
    _______________
    WATTS 30.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Nonsense
    
     To: Loesser, Angela
     Angela, while it may appear that the lab monkeys are communicating with each other, I
     assure you it's quite impossible. You claim that one monkey signed the passcode for a
     supply closet to another and the latter proceeded to open it. As I'm sure you know,
     there have literally been tens of thousands of studies of primate intelligence and there
     is no evidence of behavior even remotely that sophisticated. So either you've single
     handedly trumped the entire field of animal behaviorists or you're badly in need of a
     vacation.
    _______________
    WATTS 01.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Patient Watson
    
     Since returning from the Surface of Tau Ceti 5, patient has experienced numerous novel
     phenomena, evidenced by inflammatory nodular growth and the presence of a large wormlike
     parasite. This morning, the parasite penetrated the subject's test... from the inside...
     and attached one end of itself to the subject's forehead. If I remove it, I could kill
     the kid. If I leave it... Final Diagnosis: beats the hell out me. I'd love to refer this
     to Madorsky at CDC, but unfortunately, he's 67 trillion miles away.
    ________________
    CURTIZ 02.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Rad Hypos
    
     Medical tells me they've replicated a whole bunch of Rad Hypos. I'm gonna pick those up
     and distribute them to the engineering staff unless anyone gets a better idea. Watts
     also asked me to check on the replicator in the crew lounge... he says it's a hacker's
     paradise.
    ________________
    CURTIZ 06.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Coolant leaks
    
     To: Delacroix, Dr. Marie
     Marie, I've got to restrict access to Engineering until we can figure out what to do
     down there. It's just too hot. I don't know where all the Hazard Suits went, so I'm
     reduced to bringing down an armful of Rad Hypos. Those damn things always give me a
     headache.
    __________________
    AMANPOUR 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: New code
    
     Great. I've got to change the access code out of Cryo A again! Like I've got nothing
     better to do. I think Grassi just likes to make work for me. I'll set the new code to
     45100. That should be easy enough to remember.
    ________________
    GRASSI 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Implant job
    
     To: Polito, Dr. Janice
     Hey, doc... a security bot showed up with orders from you to place this grunt into the
     recovery freezer. I'm no cyberdoc, but I know a plant job when I see one. I suppose you
     know they outlawed R-grade cyber-goodies after that fiasco back on Citadel Station...
     but, hey, I just work here, right?
    ________________
    CURTIZ 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: More trouble
    
     I've been unable to get in touch with Delacroix... this place is falling apart...
     members of my team keep disappearing. The leaks in the venting shafts shorted out the
     primary access channel... and that means we'll all be on auxiliary power until we can
     get it back up. That means ALL the lifts are out... Marie, where the hell are you?
    _______________
    WATTS 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Patient Watson, pt. 2
    
     Patient Watson died at 0240 of non-specific causes. Despite zero respiratory and brain
     function, the body is still displaying autonomous motor function, as does the parasite.
     At 0847, the patient even spoke to one of the nurses. Autopsy is set for 1630 and then
     we'll see what makes this Lazarus tick...
    ________________
    CURTIZ 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Lifts are out
    
     I can't raise anybody down in Engineering. With the lifts out, I'll need to get down
     there through the emergency conduit in the Sci Annex. I think the access code is in
     Watts' lab.
    __________________
    TURNBULL 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     OPS
     re: Procedures
    
     Goddamn Bronson and her stupid procedures. She's changed the code on the MedSci 2 sub
     armory again. Now I've got to head back up to deck 4 to find out what it is...
     somebody's gonna frag her but good some day...
    _______________
    WATTS 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Watson autopsy
    
     The time is 1630. Autopsy subject: A. Watson. Now we're going to make the first incision
     in... hold him down nurse! Nurse! Hold him down! Aahhh!!! Hey! AAAHHH!!!
    _______________
    WATTS 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Maintenance conduit
    
     To: Curtiz, Juan
     All right, calm down already... the access code to the conduit is 12451. I've got an
     autopsy at 1630, but let's grab a beer on the Recreation Deck afterwards. Sound good?
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 08.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Not ready
    
     To: Korenchkin, Anatoly
     This mission should have been scrubbed before it left Earth. We've been unable to
     contain the reactant coolant leaks on deck 1. I've put an order requiring Hazard Suits
     down there. I know you think this will cause a panic, but it's better than giving
     everybody radiation sickness, don't you think?
       ___________________
    ---DECK 1: ENGINEERING---
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    _________________
    SIDDONS 02.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     OPS
     re: Lame old me
    
     To: Suarez, Tommy
     They aren't making this easy for us, are they? I miss you. I know it's stupid, but I do.
     I think I'll wallow in self pity for an hour or so and then write you again. Figures, I
     have to travel 67 trillion miles to meet a man. Once you're transferred to the Von
     Braun, everything will be better. I'll be better, I promise. Great, someone's coming.
     Counting the seconds...
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 30.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Tau Ceti 5
    
     To: Korenchkin, Anatoly
     Anatoly, you MUST open up the planet to the scientific staff of this vessel. If there IS
     something down there, it's bigger than TriOp, it's bigger than the UNN and it's bigger
     than you. And why have you and Diego shut off Deck 3? What's going on?
    ________________
    MALONE 03.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     UNN RICKENBACKER
     re: Psionic chimps!
    
     To: Mak Pao research authority
     A laboratory worker from MedSci called me down to the vivisection room yesterday. He
     felt the lab chimps were exhibiting uncommon intelligence. I sat with one for four hours
     and tried to probe it with the psi amp on a beta 4 cycle. It failed to respond. I of
     course assumed it was because it was, naturally, incapable of reacting to the
     sophisticated beta 4 cycle. But then I realized it was blocking the probe intentionally!
     As soon as I raised the psi-amp to attack it, the creature lashed out with its arms and
     projected a cryokinetic field towards me, paralyzing my arm. I immediately psi-dampened
     the monkey and then stunned it with an electric prod.
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 04.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Taking action
    
     To: Korenchkin, Anatoly
     I'm not sure what secrets you and your new buddy Captain Diego have got going up on deck
     3, but I intend to find out. If you continue to refuse to meet with me and my staff, you
     will leave me no choice but to register a complaint with corporate. If you won't take me
     seriously, perhaps Sgt. Bronson and her security staff will.
    ________________
    SANGER 04.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Delacroix
    
     I don't know where we'd be without Delacroix. This whole ship is falling apart and she's
     the only one who knows what from what. I saw her arguing with that creep Anatoly
     Koretzkin or whatever his name is, and she was giving it to him but good. But that freak
     job stares her straight in the eye and starts babbling about how she doesn't know the
     pleasure of the joyful unity or some such. Mama mia, the clowns are running the circus.
    ________________
    SANGER 05.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: The soldiers
    
     Before, I couldn't get rid of those jarheads from the Rickenbacker, and now I can't find
     one for love or money. That creepy OSA guy followed me around for two months until he
     got the hint. Now I tried to contact him to see if he knew what was going on, but all of
     a sudden he won't return my mail.
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 05.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Be brave
    
     To: Sanger, Constance
     Constance, I fear now for my life. I think this has gone beyond any imaginings of Diego
     and Korenchkin. I do not believe they are in control at all. We must discover what it
     was they found down on the surface of Tau Ceti 5 and why they guard their secret so
     jealously. I think this is more important than my life or your life or the life of this
     ship. Be brave. And be careful.
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 05.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Fluidics backdoor
    
     Somebody's been tampering with the Xerxes unit. In the interest of keeping secrets from
     the powers that be, I've installed a back door to the fluidics control computer. To
     activate it, install hardware override 45m/dEx in the systems monitoring unit in command
     control. You can find 45m/dEx in auxiliary storage 5 in the coolant tubes, keycode:
     34760.
    _________________
    BRONSON 06.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     OPS
     re: Turret problems
    
     Due to the tenuous situation as of late, I've ordered security defense turrets placed at
     key locations. Yesterday, one went off accidentally and critically injured crewman
     Wells. However, somebody must have tampered with the Xerxes security sub-systems because
     now my technicians are unable to take them off line. Until we get to the bottom of this,
     I've ordered all security turrets recalled to storage... but now I can't get in touch
     with the team I sent out to do the recall.
    ________________
    MALONE 06.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     UNN RICKENBACKER
     re: Further experiments
    
     To: Mak Pao research authority
     Taking precautions, I proceeded with further experiments. Since we've reached Tau Ceti,
     the creatures have gotten smarter and somehow gained limited psi abilities. I probed
     another subject with a beta 5 cycle and sensed many things, but mostly an incredible
     empathy. The chimps have become acutely aware of their own history, of the vivisections
     and experiments that have been performed on them while onboard the Von Braun. They have
     anger, and they are ready to express it. Clearly they are both a fascinating scientific
     resource and an incredible security risk. My recommendation... either freeze them in
     cryo storage for the remainder of the mission or liquidate them immediately. Who knows
     what other abilities they'll acquire?
    _________________
    BRONSON 06.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     OPS
     re: Hacking turrets
    
     Well, we can't get the malfunctioning turrets off line and now Xerxes isn't even talking
     to us. Pollard thought of a workaround. By running bypass into central control, we can
     hack into the turrets locally and take control of them. However, that means walking
     right up to the little sons of bitches and hoping they don't go off. One thing is
     sure... I'm going to figure out what the hell happened here.
    ________________
    CURTIZ 07.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: That leak again
    
     Delacroix was right, this ship was NOT ready for prime time. Ok, the automatic safety
     seals have shut due to the radiation leak in the tubes. I'm gonna head down to
     engineering control... I think I can use the fluidics monitoring computer to purge the
     tubes.
    ________________
    CURTIZ 10.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Just us
    
     It's down to just a few of us now. Right after Valdez died, I guess I went a little nuts
     and started tearing things apart... but what do you know, I found two more Rad Hypes.
     Hopefully that will keep me going long enough to figure a way past that damn turret...
     Who is that? Delacroix? Sanger?
    ________________
    MARTIN 10.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Cargo bay 2
    
     I'm not sure what's creeping me out worse: The hybrids with their pipes and shotguns,
     the berserk turrets, or our supposed allies. I don't trust those UNN bastards. I've got
     to find Sanger. She knows the access code to fluidics control. I'm gonna make my way
     over to cargo bay 2 to find her.
    ________________
    SANGER 10.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Locked in
    
     Malone's dead. I was just talking to him and this... cyborg came up behind him and...
     Okay, Connie, get a grip. Get a grip. I've re-coded the door lock in enginnering control
     to 15061. I think I'll be safe in here. I'll be safe in here.
    ________________
    SANGER 10.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Locking Eng. Control
    
     God, get me out of here. I've re-coded the lock to this room. Maybe that will hold them.
     I'm heading to cargo bay 2, come find me there.
    ________________
    MARTIN 10.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Ambush
    
     They hit us six hours ago. Malone, the OSA spook, tried to take one of things out with
     pyrokinesis attack, but it didn't even break stride. Then it unloaded both barrels into
     his stomach. Falzone said there's a weapons cache in one of the engine nacelles. Maybe I
     can find him and the others there...
    _______________
    DIEGO 11.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     UNN RICKENBACKER
     re: Is it so bad?
    
     In some ways, the Many is not unlike the UNN. There is a joy in working towards a
     collective goal, in being able to put aside the things that draw us apart and make us
     separate. Why do we fear the loss of our individuality so much? Man can dream, but the
     Many can accomplish.
    ________________
    SUAREZ 11.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     UNN RICKENBACKER
     re: Hang tight
    
     To: Siddons, Rebecca
     Stay where you are, Bec, I mean it. This isn't something you can fight, this isn't
     something you can run from. If you love me, you won't come looking for me. Just hang
     tight... I won't let you down.
    _______________
    DIEGO 11.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     UNN RICKENBACKER
     re: Resist the call
    
     My duty is to the UNN and to this ship. But can I resist the call of the Many? My
     father's weakness brought SHODAN into existence. MY weakness has invited these things
     aboard the Von Braun... can I undo the wrong I have done?
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 11.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: A new friend?
    
     I've been contacted by some kind of artificial intelligence that wants to help me
     reclaim control of the Von Braun from whomever... or whatever is now in charge. I don't
     know where it came from, but I must confess I'm happy it is here.
       ___________________
    ---DECK 3: HYDROPONICS---
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    ____________________
    KORENCHKIN 28.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     COMMAND
     re: Miracles
    
     There, the young ones are all aboard. Captain Diego and I have sealed off Deck 3. He and
     I are now of one mind... our bodies are changing too. Sometimes it hurts terribly and
     sometimes it is... marvelous... something wonderful is happening to me...
    ________________
    MILLER 29.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     HYDROPONICS
     re: The children
    
     The specimens are dying. And we're powerless to help... they're highly toxic. Muldoon
     wouldn't leave them, and now he's dead. But this morning I had... a revelation... I
     started work on specifications for a radical series of cybernetic enhancements... If
     successful, I could make a body practically indestructible... yet the mind would remain
     human, nurturing... There's not a lot of time...
    ________________
    MILLER 30.JUN.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     HYDROPONICS
     re: Wondrous toy
    
     I'm changing. My head is full of wonderful ideas and experiments... they have so many
     miracles to share... so much knowledge to give... They told me how to make this
     implant... they said it will make a better me of me... I wish I had more time so I could
     give it to them...
    ________________
    BLOOME 02.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     HYDROPONICS
     re: Worried
    
     I found these schematics on Dr. Miller's desk... they're plans for the kind of cyber
     modification that's been illegal for forty years... that's not like him... I was going
     to talk to him about it and then I noticed... the DNA sequence he spec'd for the
     prototype... it's mine...
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 03.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Making a change
    
     To: Polito, Dr. Janice
     I received an e-message from Anatoly. He's not well. The Corporate protocols specify I
     can remove the Senior Executive Officer if he's found unfit for duty... but what about
     his ally Captain Diego? He's got 120 goons on the Rickenbacker to back him up... I
     wonder if that fragmentary AI you discovered on Tau Ceti 5 is connected to this...
    ____________________
    KORENCHKIN 05.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     COMMAND
     re: A new purpose
    
     To: Delacroix, Dr. Marie
     You can't understand my joy, Marie and I won't try to make you. I feel like a new man...
     I have a purpose... more important than this mission, even more important than
     TriOptimum... I will protect them... no matter what... I will protect them...
    _________________
    LOESSER 05.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     MED/SCI
     re: Where are they?
    
     To: Miller, Marc
     Marc, what's going on? I thought it was weird when you asked me to send up sixteen of my
     female staffers... but... what have you done with them? I'm shorthanded up here? Also,
     have you heard from Watts, Sanger or Polito? It's like everyone's gone on vacation and
     didn't bother to tell me.
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 09.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: Killing the worms
    
     It's becoming clear that the worms are some kind of communal entity... While I'm not
     sure whether airborne Toxin-A will directly kill any ambulatory specimens, it should
     impact their communal mass and remove the residue I've observed growing on the walls and
     the lift shaft. But perhaps there is a more potent formula to be synthesized...
    ___________________
    DELACROIX 10.JUL.14
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ENGINEERING
     re: A ray of hope
    
     Killing the children won't be easy. But I think I'm actually on to something. The
     biochemistry of these worms, which I call the Annelids, treats inverted proteins as
     toxins. With the help of a replicator in the Biological Survey lab, I've managed to
     isolate some inverted proteins in a number of vials. However, the mix with the base
     compound is still off, so I still need to do some more research. Once I do that and mix
     the toxin into the four Environmental Regulators... Well, things can only get better.

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