PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Be careful, Michael ... Adams has puppets stationed throughout this building, with orders to kill anyone they see. [Ford takes out his weapon and begins killing the guards] ADAMS: [via intercom] Mister Ford! What an unexpected surprise! FORD: Adams, what sort of game are you playing? ADAMS: [via intercom] Oh, this is no game, Mister Ford. It is deadly serious ... The Trust has guided this nation for over two hundred years. We shaped it into the pre-eminent superpower on the planet, and we will continue to improve it by any means necessary. [Ford continues fighting off the guards, weaving his way around several display cases and climbing up the stairs in order to avoid gunfire] ADAMS: [via intercom] I understand that our methods may appear ... extreme, but I assure you, the country will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever! If you truly want to serve your country, join us! The Trust could use people like you! FORD: Go to hell. ADAMS: [via intercom] Pity ... I'll keep the offer open, but I'm going to need that ASE back, one way or another. ["Objective Added" appears on screen, as Ford makes his way down a corridor] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Michael, come in! Michael? Are you there? FORD: Prometheus? Where were you? PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Sorry, Adams has some sort of jamming technology. I had to work around it ... To reach the Drudge nest, we'll have to hack into the Trust mainframe. There should be a data port in the Library's main reading room. [Ford makes his way further into the library (passing several study tables and bookshelves), until he reaches a corridor where the walls are covered in extraterrestrial egg sacs] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Be careful around those. They are incredibly dangerous. [he moves forward, when they suddenly "hatch" to reveal small alien creatures called "Tear-Mites"] FORD: What the hell are they? PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] I suggest you prepare yourself. The incubation site will be crawling with them. [the kills the Tear-Mites, then makes his way further into the library] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Keep moving, don't let them close in on you! [he continues making his way towards the library's main reading room] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Don't stop, the reading room is just ahead! [he kills some more Tear-Mites, then moves forward until he finds himself in the main reading room, as "Objective Completed" appears on screen] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] I'm picking up signals from a Trust data port. Secure the room while I try to locate it. [he kills the Tear-Mites and guards protecting the reading room, then "Objective Completed" appears on screen] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Found it. It's behind a secure door. You'll have to hack the door lock to open it. [he uses the All Seeing Eye to open the door and activate the computer terminal inside the room, as "Objective Completed" appears on screen, then a timer appears and counts down from "1:30"] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] You triggered the fail-safe. I'll need some time to keep it from wiping its memory core. [waves of Tear-Mites suddenly fill the reading room, as Ford continues blasting away until the timer reaches the thirty-second mark] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Not much longer ... [he kills more enemies, as the timer reaches the ten-second mark] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Few more seconds ... [he kills more enemies, as the timer reaches zero] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] I managed to salvage the access codes before the system shut down. Now clear the area of any remaining Drudge before you proceed. [he kills the last of the Tear-Mites] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Enterin access codes ... [cut to the middle of the reading room, as a secret passage in the floor opens and several flying aliens (called "Para-Mites") emerge] [Ford kills the Para-Mites and enters the secret passage, leading to the sewer system beneath the library] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] This is part of the DC sewer system. The nest is located deep within it. ["Objective Added" appears on screen, as Ford kills more enemies before reaching a set of steel bars blocking his entry] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] The floodgate is as sturdy as any security door. You'll need to find the valve that controls it. [he finds the valve and turns it] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Good. All the doors down here should operate the same way. [he continues his way through the sewer system] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] The ASE is detected Drudge DNA in the water. You must be getting close. [he eventually reaches a room filled with egg sacs, as "Objective Completed" appears on screen] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] These Drudge are nothing but monsters, Michael ... Abominations! Do whatever you have to do to bring down this entire nest! [he destroys all thirty egg sacs in the room (as well as the various enemies that appear to try and stop him), as "Objective Completed" appears on screen] PROMETHEUS: [via intercom] Good work, Michael! That should put a serious dent in the Drudge forces, but our work is just starting ... Get outta there, and we'll plan our next move.
My new inappropriate catchphrase: Vinegar, please!
Is there a "yesterday" button somewhere I can hit to view messages only in the last 24 hours? I would dig that immensely if I could find it. ******************* Slippery Pete I don't get mad, I get stabby. Not the SKY!