Whispering Door

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Encounter Conditions

Split off from the Hall of Doors encouter, once you have an asylum key.

Initial Text

You cautiously open the door. The whispering stops as a man turns to face you, scowling. Behind him a woman, Dr. Amundsen you presume, lies catatonic.

He reaches towards his gun. "You didn't see anything, just back off."

Or, subsequent times?

The man behind the door scowls at you from behind mirrored glasses. Behind him a woman, Dr. Amundsen you presume, lies catatonic.

He reaches towards his gun. "Back off. I've got no quarrel with you and I've got orders to take her out if anything funny happens. Just back off."

Summary of Choices

  1. The whispering door - If you have an asylum key
    1. Rush him - Fight Saber*. you lose, Dr. Amundsen is killed.
    2. Intimidate him - Various*
    3. Back off - Nothing

Choice Text and Results

Rush him

You jump forward, putting yourself squarely between the guard and his prisoner. He responds about as well as you'd expect.

(and then FIGHTING SABER text, below)

Intimidate him

First paragraph:

Normally:
You stare into shades, seeing nothing but your own reflection.

Or, if you killed Shard (or otherwise intimidate him?):
Although his eyes are hidden behind his shades, he still flinches away from your steely gaze.

Or, if you killed Shard, and have sunglasses equipped:
Although his eyes are hidden behind his shades, he still flinches away from your gaze, muttering "so you're the one that killed Shard?"

Second paragraph:

Normally:
He looks you over, a confident smirk twisting up one corner of his mouth.

Or, with 3 Midgard Security outfit parts:
He looks over your uniform and his mouth twists into a scowl. "We have a deal. Tell your bosses they get the doctor when Hawk says so. Not before."

Or, after killing Shard?:
He shakily looks you over, as though trying to confirm his worst suspicions.

Or, with 5? Etheric Power:
He frowns a bit. "Okay, you've got a little mojo. But that doesn't mean I'm going to hand over this doctor here."

Third paragraph:

Normally:
He doesn't seem impressed, but you're able to pull back before things get violent.

Or, if sufficiently intimidated:
You get the feeling he's shaken, but he doesn't back down. You withdraw into the hallway before things get violent.

You've earned 2 XP in Will (at the end)

Or, if sufficiently intimidated, having attacked him once?:
He shakes his head. "I might not be able to kill you, but I can sure as hell put some bullets in this doctor. Back off."

You're able to back into the hallway before he makes good on his threat.

Forth paragraph:
You get x intimidation attempts. (x is 2 normally, or 3 if you killed Shard? Or maybe if just otherwise formidable.) On the first couple times, there is no further text. On the (x-1)th time, you get:

He gestures at you with his gun as you back off. "Don't come back here unless you want to get yourself shot."

Or, on the xth time, Saber attacks you with:

Apparently unwilling to take any more of your shakedown attempts, he leaps to the attack.

(and then FIGHTING SABER text, below)

Or, if you have 5? Etheric Power (or maybe just have the hooked chain equipped), (and killed Shard)

Although his eyes are hidden behind his shades, he still flinches away from your gaze, muttering "so you're the one that killed Shard?"

He frowns a bit, gritting his teeth. "Alright, fine. Keep your freaky mojo on a chain and I'll give you the doctor."

He carefully circles around you and leaves the room without showing you his back. Dr. Amundsen is still drugged, but surprisingly light and you're able to move her up to her office.

You've gained a new contact: Dr. Amundsen

You've earned 4 XP in Will

Or if you have at least 1 Light of the Eye in your deck and are etheric and killed Shard (or at least intimidated him in some way? — just etheric LotE by itself is not enough):

Although his eyes are hidden behind his shades, he still flinches away from your gaze, muttering "so you're the one that killed Shard?" or Although his eyes are hidden behind his shades, he still flinches away from your steely gaze.

You open your third eye, bathing the area in golden light. That… seems to be enough to push him over the edge.

He carefully circles around you and leaves the room without showing you his back. Dr. Amundsen is still drugged, but surprisingly light and you're able to move her up to her office.

You've gained a new contact: Dr. Amundsen

You've earned 4 XP in Will


If you ??? and ??? while ??? (Something with 3+ parts of midgard outfit? Kill enough third eye members in the asylum?)(Killed Shard)

Although his eyes are hidden behind his shades, he still flinches away from your steely gaze.

He draws a shallow breath through his teeth. "We had a deal. Your bosses said… whatever. Just take her. Be sure your bosses get Hawk what he wants."

He carefully circles around you and leaves the room without showing you his back. Dr. Amundsen is still drugged, but surprisingly light and you're able to move her up to her office.

You've gained a new contact: Dr. Amundsen

You've earned 4 XP in Will

(Hat: gas mask
Weapon: spider drone leg
Offhand: Midgard riot shield
Shirt: light armored vest
Pants: corduroys
Gadget: electrical kit)

FIGHTING SABER

(first paragraph, see various above)

He shouts gibberish at you, which somehow seems like a dire attack. Over your objections, the room explodes, leaving you both floating in a starry void.

It's hard to tell which way is down or even how to move, but he doesn't seem to be having any problems.

You've gained 1 duration of Crushed Perceptions.

(Fight Saber)

Or, if you have:

  • 5 ED and 11 Will (and killed shard if that matters) works
  • 6 ED and maybe 10 will?
  • 2 ED and 16 will, and killed Shard (this worked)
  • 2 ED, 2 EP, 10 will, and killed Shard
  • Maybe other intimidation techniques?

(first paragraph, see various above)

He shouts gibberish at you and you wonder for a moment if he's gone insane. The air around you feels warm for a moment and swims with colors, but you feel you avoided the brunt of it.

And sometimes:
Towards the end of the gibberish, you can hear him mutter "you might've taken out Shard, but I can put you in the ground." It feels more like a question than a threat.

Or, if he's defeated you once:
Towards the end of the gibberish, you can hear him mutter "you're dead, I checked." It feels more like a question than a threat.

(Fight Saber)

Or, another result (I lost to Shard, had 19 Will, 8 EP, 0 ED, etc.):

(first paragraph, see various above)

He shouts gibberish at you, which somehow seems like a dire attack. The room begins to shift and change, but you focus your will and fight back his influence.

(Fight Saber)

End of fight

Winning:

Having taken care of the Third Eye, you release Dr. Amundsen. The two of you make your way back to the surface.

You've gained a new contact: Dr. Amundsen

Draw:

You collapse to the ground, but the Third Eye isn't doing any better. As you black out you hear Dr. Amundsen working at her bonds.

When you wake up, she's dragged you most of the way out of the labs.

You've gained a new contact: Dr. Amundsen

Losing (first time?):

You collapse to the ground. When you come to, you realize the Third Eye has dumped you into an abandoned room. He didn't even lock the door… must have thought you were dead.

Back off

You go back to wandering the halls looking for trouble.

See Walk Away

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