6.1 An Interesting New Partnership
Ellen had no idea why she had suddenly blurted out the truth about the team being imprinted clones, utilising templates based on supposedly real individuals. Program-conditioning was supposed to make it impossible for any of the team to speak of such matters to a 'Non Player Character', NPC. She had spoken of being 'expendable' as in when the mission was done the clones would be destroyed but only after the templates were 'updated' with data from the clones.
The biggest shock was that somebody, anybody, would be so angry in response to the idea of they being 'expendable' especially as the 13 psykersensed that Sarah Lyons was being very honest in her sentiments.
The TTTAs focused on the sidequest as the two groups found a temporary hiding place, shelter, and a few of them did some trading while secluded from the others. The borderguard was excluded but given food rations, coffee and pristine water.
Ellen nodded. “Two copies each of two technical manuals on US Army power armour and one NewSoviet manual on their own version of the same. Not original but perfect copies of the originals as laser printed.”
She placed the six, microdata, books forward into the trading space between herself and Sarah. Both wore their suits but with helmets either folded back-down or taken off. They sat on bits of rubble. Sarah put there two leather bound tomes.
The sentinel, a very special SteelOrderhood rank, spoke. “The Poetic License of Vague Repetitions by SMartAsset and the Way of Vogue Biting Quotes by Barry Harry Larry. Our steelsages, and steelscibes, carefully studied them and found nothing useful.”
Ellen smiled. “Go to the first page and you will see recommendations by one Adam Eve Gardener who wrote the book the Key to Secrets of Whimsical Foolhardiness. According to our information that book is necessary to breaking the hidden data in both books that must be used as references to each other. The Wizenburgs, of Bookburg, have three copies of the book and the original but it is the original that we need to look at.”
Sarah frowned. “Not all of the Postdoomsday Wizenburgs are bad but a small majority of them are very much so. The Bookrazors have been linked to the Wizenburg South Family who are said to be quite criminally insane in their efforts to control all book possession, and trade, in Bookburg. Their name comes from the fact that they dominate the southern Wizenburg Zone area. Of course that account could be a set of lies spread by the real ones linked to the Bookrazors.”
Ellen responded with a tone of thoughtful consideration. “We would meet with one Lady Sharene Wizenburg.”
Edited by Maharg67, 14 August 2019 - 03:40 AM.