Obsidia Prime - Spaceport Hospital Rescue.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 1972 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 23:40
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
The current grows slightly stronger and you find a water intake, powered and pumping, in the West wall.  About 12 meters beneath the surface of the water, along the floor of the chamber.  This intake was once a doorway, now with the door removed and grated over, and you cannot make out from here what mechanism is pumping the water.  You cannot hear any machinery.
Mir
 Nathaniel Mirdolen, 378 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 01:57
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Helligan calls out to the ship, (comms) { "Wayward Star, are you reading any major power signatures near our position?  Any reactors or other sources of minor radiation which might require cooling?" }

(comms) { "I can't figure out why they would have left this pump running for this old reactor unless there'd been a pretty bad breach that contaminated the area." }

(comms) { "If we can shut it down and let the water drain we should be able to move the prisoners through assuming any exists exist on the other side." }
GM
 GM, 1973 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 23:17
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Trying to prod this along, my apologies.  Pending a few more PM responses; it has been about 2-3 minutes now since combat ended, and things will escalate again soon if there is no plan put in action to get the other prisoners out.

You have plenty of time before Mir / Kilroy / Gwen and such are back under "time pressure" or whatever with the Cruiser moving - unless situation changes.  I am here and there thinking of how the rest of the world is responding to all of this.

The actual "news" and "TV" and the 'net and such are all reporting nothing, being largely controlled by the TSR, but civilians are spreading the word of explosions at the hospital, TSR troops responding, etc.  Word of mouth, on the 'net, and using Kilroy's comm network.

Luke
 Luke Roberts, 513 posts
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 04:27
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Wayward responds "I pulled up some old schematics. That chamber that the water is pumping through was the original colony dome's own pebble bed reactor.  It was decomissioned and replaced by more modern reactors some 20 years back, and the chamber is now sealed storage for the still-cooling, defunct reactor cores.  Probably another 40 years before they are cool enough to safely remove.

There are several offshooting tunnels from there; most lead to other parts of the colony dome, one looks like an aqueduct to bring in fresh water from some hills about 10 clicks to the East. They are pumping water up the elevator shaft,
it is just cycling the water that is there, rather than pumping water in or out.  Looks to be some filtration / purification systems there as well.

This means Zed going into the elevator shaft would lead to the pumps, and an ugly mess when he gets sucked into them. The water is pumped up the Elevator shaft, two floors, then into a trough.  The trough runs into the double-wall of the reactor room, flowing down through the walls, all around the reactor room."

Mir
 Nathaniel Mirdolen, 379 posts
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 23:43
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Helligan pondered Luke's info before asking, "(comms) Luke, are all of the tunnels underwater?"

"(comms) If we could shut off the flow of fresh water could we move the prisoners through the aqueduct?  10 clicks could put them outside the TSR's focus."

GM
 GM, 1974 posts
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 23:46
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
The Major - back on the ship and in med-bay - is coming around.  Jed is still out cold.

Will use the Major to help move this along, maybe Wednesday or so depending on post between now and then.
Zeyktin
 Zeyktin, 315 posts
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 18:14
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Zeyktin continues moving through the pipes heading towards the aqueduct. He uses his grapnel as he goes to prevent being pulled by the currents.
GM
 GM, 1975 posts
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 21:34
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Zeyktin:
Zeyktin continues moving through the pipes heading towards the aqueduct. He uses his grapnel as he goes to prevent being pulled by the currents.


Zeyktin swims back across to the East, and finds the entrance to the tunnel Luke pointed out.

The entrance is submerged, at about the same depth as the entrance to the elevator shaft.  It is sealed, with pipes going up beneath the door.  The door does not easily open.
Zeyktin
 Zeyktin, 316 posts
Fri 28 Oct 2016
at 00:13
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Is the door open slightly? Would Zeyktin get through if he collapsed?
GM
 GM, 1976 posts
Fri 28 Oct 2016
at 01:26
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
The door is sealed; likely in part due to water pressure if there is no water on the other side, but you cannot tell if this is the case or not.
Zeyktin
 Zeyktin, 317 posts
Fri 28 Oct 2016
at 01:29
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
The strangely normal alien voice came over the comm "The door in this tunnel is sealed. Do we have a way to destroy it? Or can it be overridden somehow?" he asked of anyone at the other end.

Do torches work under water? Plasma torches? I think I left mine behind but wondering if the door could be cut open.
GM
 GM, 1977 posts
Fri 28 Oct 2016
at 02:30
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
I would imagine *most* plasma cutters do not work underwater, but that some models are specifically designed to do so.  One could easily be modified to do so, and lensed down, if necessary.  As with the other door, the mechanism to open it is corroded, unpowered, etc.
Major Duschesne
 NPC, 38 posts
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 01:26
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
The Major comes around, and demands Jenna allow him to the bridge, insisting "he is fine."

He looks like hell but is apparently unharmed.  He asks for a sit-rep, reviews current data, then curses, and thinks for a moment.  "We don't have time, and we don't have a place.  But we can't just leave them there, either.  Get them to the aqueduct, we'll lens down supplies, food and medicine, enough to last them until they find their way out.  Check on them later if we can.  We need to see if we can lower the water level in there, it will help reduce the exposure for the prisoners.  We have...  two minutes, three maybe, before our friends are back with more."
Mir
 Nathaniel Mirdolen, 380 posts
Tue 8 Nov 2016
at 00:55
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
(comms) { "Roger Major," } Helligan responds.

(comms) { "Luke, do the schematics show any valves or bypasses which might allow us to lower the water level to reach the aqueduct?  Don't suppose they can be remotely activated, can they?" }
Major Duschesne
 NPC, 39 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 17:37
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
The Major sends some schematic images to your PADs.  <green>"The pumps have a control room.  There is some external linkage, maybe; it's possible it is remotely operated but from where, I don't know.  We could lens Zeyktin up into the control room?  But we'd be doing it blind..."</blue>

SysOp:  Reactor or Life Support or Environmental systems applies here, if folks want to roll to see if they can figure out how to remotely operate if at all.  Luke is still linked into the Hospital systems and can try to "branch out" and locate the reactor cooling controls or whatever.  It stands to reason that it would be able to be controlled remotely, somehow.
Zeyktin
 Zeyktin, 318 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 03:48
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Zeyktin's voice came back over the comms "There isn't time. Just send me there." he said. Zeyktin was unsure how the technology worked he had seen it transport things over  distances easily but never something that was surrounded in water. The thought went out of his mind as his stomach growled. It had been too long since he'd eaten.
Luke
 Luke Roberts, 514 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 04:02
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Luke quickly studies the schematics with an engineer's eye, even as he attempts to send a worm into the system to allow him to remote access the system. He directs the AI to handle the setup for Zeyktin's transfer-via-lensing.

20:00, Today: Luke rolled 8 using 3d6 with rolls of 1,1,6.  Mechanics 15-.
19:59, Today: Luke rolled 12 using 3d6 with rolls of 2,4,6.  SYSops 20-, 4 PSLs.

GM
 GM, 1979 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 19:24
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Luke is able to find some connections to the systems through other connected systems, but deems Zeyktin is right - there is not enough time.

Zeyktin is then lensed into the control room, and learns what happens in regards to lensing someone who is in water - a sheet of water falls off of him onto the floor as he arrives.  He is also 'shunted' somewhat as he arrives atop a pile of decaying boxes, and has to quickly catch his footing.

The control equipment is coated in muck, but still operable and Zeyktin is able to (possibly with Luke's guidance) empty the water from the reactor room and create a safe passage for the prisoners.  The Major mentions making sure you re-fill the room to avoid the reactor cores overheating and causing further trouble for the colony.
Zeyktin
 Zeyktin, 319 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 19:38
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
What now? Does not having time mean we are attacked again while the people flee through the tunnels?
GM
 GM, 1980 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 19:51
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Zeyktin:
What now? Does not having time mean we are attacked again while the people flee through the tunnels?


No, you are safe to move them through the tunnels.  There was no time for Luke to manage to hack in through other systems to get to the pump controls, so they lensed you up.

I'm actually trying to move us past this scene and on to the next problem, but all in all it took you about 3-4 minutes to begin moving prisoners out to the aqueduct.

You might want a plan to prevent them from following you, which might be as simple as re-filling the reactor room.

GM
 GM, 1981 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2016
at 00:44
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Anyone want to respond on your plans with the prisoners now that the way is clear and you can get them out of the hospital?

I can narrate us through this, or you guys can plot / scheme on what to do, then we can figure out what to do about the cruiser, the 40 embryos, etc.

Are people still around and interested?  Or did I lose folks?  :D

Mir
 Nathaniel Mirdolen, 381 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2016
at 01:10
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Kudurant has been attempting to maintain the group of prisoners as the tunnel was explored.  Once the water has been lowered she'll begin directing the survivors through while Helligan will meet them halfway and direct them through the far exit.  Bongles can sweep for any stragglers or hold-outs in the hospital wing and encourage them to take advantage of the escape route.  Once everyone is through Helligan will join the fugitives in the far tunnel while Zeykin re-engages the pumps from the control room before being lensed out again.  Helligan will help situate the ex-prisoners and relate the Major's promise of supplies.  When it's time to go he'll return through the water to the opposite side so that no one will observe him being lensed back to the ship.

Sorry, thought we were still waiting on some responses
GM
 GM, 1982 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2016
at 01:14
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
No worries at all, this has been a bit disorganized the last few weeks - work, Holidays, Holy-Fuck-The-World-Has-Gone-Mad, and all that business :D

Trying to get things moving again, shouldn't have any more major time demands until Christmas or so.

Zeyktin
 Zeyktin, 320 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2016
at 01:33
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Zeyktin would wait for the pumps to be re-engaged and then want to be transported to the power plant with the embryos. Barring any need for him to stay with the civilians.
Luke
 Luke Roberts, 516 posts
Sat 17 Dec 2016
at 08:52
Re: Hospital Rescue T6, S3-S4
Luke continues to try to get remote access, if only to cut off pursuit.