ALEXANDER DIVISION DORM
JoeyC and Here sit in front of an old gaming console, uncomfortably fidgeting with the Neural Access Port adapter cables they just "liberated" from Lieutenant Blackburn.
"Joey, ya sure this is gonna work?" says Here. "How are you sure this old gaming system will run on our processors?"
"Don't worry about it, Here. I read one of the old manuals, they will be compatible - plus, I wrote some extra code that should make it even smoother. It'll run just like any other one of our sims." replies Joey. "C'mon, plug in, it'll be fun to go retro for a change. What's the worst that could happen?"
"Fine." (Here inserts adapter into the port at the base of her neck) "If we get in trouble, it's gonna be your fault Joey."
"Yeah, whatever. Blackburn'll never catch us. We got the antispyware program Wyatt wrote, remember?" (JoeyC plugs adapter into his neural access port, and clicks the power button on the console)
*Whirring of disc*
A long, long, time ago, in a galaxy far far away...
*Star Wars Theme Song*
JoeyC: Woah this is actually working!
Here: Yeah, I'm impressed. But we haven't got much time, shut up and Let's Play! Let's go to the Death Star or something!
Joey selects Anakin Skywalker, and Here selects Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The two Jedi arrive into the loading bay.
Joey: Why is everything so dark?
Here: Not sure, maybe a game glitch? Hmm… The game says there are supposed to be some stormtroopers in the level above us, let's go fight them!
5 minutes later, the pair enter the corridor where the stormtroopers were supposed to be.
Joey: Nobody's here.
Here: Still dark. Weird.
Joey: Wait. Nevermind - someone, rather, something... is here
Joey bends down to examine a grisly old stormtrooper helmet
Joey: This place has been abandoned for years. No wonder we haven't seen anyone, this is a deserted version of the Death Star. Maybe just me, but for some reason those bodies in the corner looks like scioly.org users we know
Here: Nope, just you Joey. Man you are not making sen - get down!
Joey (ducks): OMG what the
An egg shaped capsule shatters against the opposite wall. When Here steps closer to investigate, she notices a single word highlighted on the metal frame: ASSASSINATOR. She jumps back in fright when she notices a black liquid gurgling from the inside of the capsule.
Here: Hey Joey - time to go - this place gives me the heeby-jeebies.
The black liquid bursts from the container, racing towards the carcasses in the corner. Swinging their light sabers around quickly, they stop in their tracks - among the pile of bodies they see the smiling face of a long dead dxu46 staring at them.
Here: What the is that liquid spreading over those bodies what the
Joey: Um I have a bad feeling about this - run!
The liquid has covers all of what once used to be dxu46. The liquid pauses momentarily, as if to consider the Jedi before it. Then the carcass gives a violent jerk, as the liquid begins to take control of the cadaver. The reanimated dxu46 sits up. It yawns, showing rotting, yellow teeth. JoeyC and Here look at each other in confusion. Suddenly, the beast roars as it rushes towards the two unprepared Jedi. Both lightsabers are knocked out their hands immediately. Seemingly satisfied with the result, the beast turns around and begins to approach the pair slowly.
Beast/dxu46: You know I’ve waited a long time for this. To kill. To finally have the power. The time is over for words, for speech, for debate - because actions speak louder than words. And my first move will be to kill you, JoeyC.
JoeyC: Hey, what did I ever do to you! Also, we need to get out of here, Here. Something’s not right.
Here: Yeah, um, I agree, unplug via the game menu.
Beast/dxu46: Ah, don’t worry, I’ve disabled that function.
Here narrows her eyes, grabbing at seemingly empty air. Behind the beast, her lightsaber begins to inch towards the back of the beast.
Beast/dxu46: You won’t be leaving anytime soon, but your time is -
Suddenly, Here’s lightsaber appears through the blackened torso of the Beast. dxu46 slowly topples, as Here gives a final tug via the force. She pants as her blood covered lightsaber returns to her hand.
JoeyC: That… was pretty scary… Well, um, thanks for saving me… Can we leave now?
Here: Yeah, no kidding. Better tell the other officers about this.
Congratulations for correctly accusing and killing dxu46! You guys are murderers now, too!
The clues and their solutions will be posted below.
SciOly Assassination 137: Checkmate
Current clue: #5
Death count: 1
Death List: Here
King (jaggie34): 4
Knight (DatSciolyBoi): 1
Rook (lindsmaurer): 2
The first letter of knight, if you can't spell, is a different letter than the real first letter... hmm.