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Subject:On "Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward"
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I'm going to try to post what I learn in each room/route. I want to do it as I do each playthough so my experience of it won't be tainted by memory of other rooms. I'll probably do this in point form, and continue it in the Comments. One person on Twitter mentioned keeping track of everything in Excel XD My memory may be incorrect in some places--I've not been writing things down.

☆★☆★This will be full of spoilers★☆★☆


I've only 'finished' one playthrough, and I didn't even get to finish it because the last bit requires something from another route.

Jumpstart ⇒ Elevator ⇒ Elevator After Escape ⇒ Into the CDs ⇒ Yellow Door ⇒ Infirmary ⇒ Infirmary After Escape ⇒ AB Game Round 1 ⇒ AB Game Round 1 Ally ⇒ Into the CDs ⇒ Blue Door ⇒ Pressure Exchange Chamber ⇒ Pressure Exchange Chamber After Escape ⇒ AB Game Round 2 ⇒ AB Game Round 2 Ally ⇒ Crew Quarters ■LOCK No. 02■ Is there proof it wasn't murder?

→Sigma was kidnapped on December 25TH, 2028.
→He saw Zero in their gasmask before getting knocked-out.
→Meet Phi.
→Phi somehow had Sigma's name come to mind.

→Meet Zero III.
→Learn that each room Safe has a false back & can accept 2 passwords.
→The Ambidex Machine can accept memory cards & do more than voting.
→Phi can jump really high, with acrobatic reflexes.
→"I am no man."

Elevator After Escape:
→Meet Tenmyouji, Dio, Quark, Luna, Alice, K, & Clover.
→Clover is still unconscious even after escaping the elevator.
→K has amnesia, and seems to be welded into a suit of armour. Sounds like a robot. His bracelet is hooked through the suit though, to attach unseen skin/wrist.
→Zero III gives them nicknames [Siggy, Phido, Alas, Cleaver (as if
referring to the 999 Axe Ending), B.O., Quirk, Tenmyoldie, Moony, and Potassium).
→'K' comes to his mind though he doesn't know his name. Zero III asks his name too.
→Clover is freaked-out over 'Zero' & 'Nonary Game'--Seems to know something about it. "It should be over".
→Alice met Clover a year ago.
→Phi works-out the anagram "WELCOME TO MY KINGDOM!" silly fast.
→Learn that Zero is one of the 9, and Zero III is merely an Artificial
Intelligence created to "facilitate the facility".
→Learn most of the rules, but not what 'penalties' are.
→Learn about Chromatic Doors.
→Learn about the Number 9 Door.
→Learn about key cards.
→Learn about pressing both buttons on the bracelet.
→"You can take your Lame-ary Game and shove it up your ass!" leads to learning not playing means death.
→Learn what is inside the bracelet. Needles that can inject Soporil β (an anesthetic from 999) & turbocurarine (a poison that shuts-down the respiratory system). ...Means of a painless death...
→Bracelet Colours:
Sigma & Phi = Red Pair
Clover & K = Green Pair
Dio & Quark = Blue Pair
Alice = Red Solo
Tenmyouji = Green Solo
Luna = Blue Solo
→Everyone had 3 Bracelet Points.

Into The CDs:
→Phi again shows how fast she can work-out things by explaining what path options there are.

Yellow Door:
→Sigma & Phi partner with Tenmyouji.
→Clover & K partner with Luna.
→Dio & Quark partner with Alice

→Deduce there must have been people working here (the facility) until recently going by its size & how clean it is.
→Learn the ADAM is a scanner.
→The screen can accept/play memory cards.
→Find a scalpel.
→Find, but leave the injection gun. It contains saline solution.
→Find Soporil β & turbocurarine just sitting on a cabinet, for anyone to pocket, and/or use with the injection gun.
→Find newspaper article on Radical-6 (a virus that according to the article has reached a pandemic level).

Infirmary After Escape:
→Sigma is a college student who recently had his girlfriend dump him. His computer crapped-out while writing a paper due for a teacher that does not observe Christmas. He went to the school to type it there & drank 5 energy drinks. He got in his car and it wouldn't start, then a strange sound & his car flooded with knock-out gas. He saw Zero behind the car gawking at him through his rear view mirror.
→Learn the Secondary Rules.
→Quark calls Tenmyouji "Grandpa", and tells him the Lounge has his favourite drink.
→Overhear Alice & Clover mentioning needing to get help from "Headquarters", and Clover mentions Zero again.
→Zero III has control over all electronic locks in the facility.
→Learn how to gain or lose Bracelet Points.
→Learn mostly about how voting works.
→Learn about Ambidex Rooms.
→Phi & Sigma find the corpse of an old woman in the 'elevator' K & Clover were in.
→Tenmyouji acts very weird and acts distrustful & quietly angry.
→Phi suggests taking the corpse to the Infirmary to inspect the wound.
→Learn Luna has a medical license (but is neither a nurse or doctor, and not quite a coroner).
→Learn the ADAM can do diagnosis & autopsys.
→The woman was killed by exsanguination from a stab wound to the heart. Probably from a thin (3mm) knife.
→K is suspected as Clover was still unconscious, and they were the only previous ones in that room.
→K makes a point that since Zero III never reacted to the body, that it must be something planned by Zero (Zero Sr. as they say).

AB Game Round 1:
→Phi 'suggests' choosing Betray.
→Does Rock, Paper, Scissors to pick who chooses (I think you might automatically-win).

AB Game Round 1 Ally:
→Phi is annoyed that Ally was picked.
→Tenmyouji picks Betray.
→Dio (& Quark) pick Betray to Alice's Ally.
→Clover & K pick Betray to Luna's Ally.
→Zero III then finally explains that getting 0 Bracelet Points also
means the death penalty.
→Zero III suggests that Phi, Sigma, Alice, or...even Luna may die next Round. Maybe everyone actually.
→Clover & K act like Luna was stupid for choosing Ally.
→Alice is pissed at Dio.
→Bracelet Colours:
Sigma & Clover = Magenta Pair
Alice & Quark = Yellow Pair
Phi & Luna = Cyan Pair
→Bracelet Points:
Sigma, Phi, Luna, & Alice = 1BP
Dio, Quark, Tenmyouji, Clover, & K = 6BP
→Zero III says that this will probably be the last the group sees of him.
(Infirmary ⇒ Lounge ⇒ Crew Quarters)
→Quark is Tenmyouji's grandson, and they were kidnapped together.
→Tenmyouji won't say where or when they were taken.
→Quark acts confused & stares blankly.
→Tenmyouji is scared and suggests seeing Luna, but Quark seems to perk-up so Sigma & Grandpa try to believe him.
→A lunar eclipse is supposed to happen on December 31ST, 2028 by K showing an Astronomy magazine they found in the Lounge.
→...Dio is perhaps jokingly aroused by Saturn's rings...
→Dio won't say when he was taken.
→The date is guessed to still be Christmas Day.
→K mentions finding a book on Schrodinger's Cat.
→The Radical-6 newspaper article is shown around.
→Everyone seems to not know anything about it (and if it was a real pandemic, wouldn't they know?).
→There is a guess that everyone there is quarantined/infected.
→Dio suggests it's fake, and Phi, Sigma, K, & Luna agree. [The article should be front page news, but the back is plain black (Sigma says that full page advertisements aren't printed on the back of the front page)]
→Sigma confronts Clover & Alice about their conversation he overhead earlier.
→Clover & Alice are 'co-workers'.
→Clover decides she can trust Sigma.
→She admits she was in the last Nonary Game.
→And the first Nonary Game.
→She gives a vague description of what happened in the one from 999 [9 people kidnapped--well 7 since 2 were in on it...make that 9 if you count the other 2 that were kidnapped too (thus clearing the idea that Snake was 'in on' the plot. Of course the writer even said he wasn't, but if it makes things more believable then he guessed you could say he was. I PERSONALLY think he wasn't as why the Hell would he need to be drugged when put in the coffin? Spare clothes could be brought too, and just claim Zero had them made. I think he remembered Kanny!Akane dying because up until solving the sudoku that's what happened. Also just like he didn't recognise Santa's voice due to age, he didn't recognise Akane's--and why would he guess she wasn't really dead? He kept quiet on the past Nonary Game because he really did believe the threats to Clover. Also why would he make a guess at who Zero was, when he could just keep quiet & let the others do so?--He wrongly guessed Santa.).]
→BUT the last Nonary Game did what then Zero meant to, so why play another one?
→But the gasmask & cloak/coat worn was the same...
→Alice & Clover were kidnapped on December 22ND (were they asleep that long?!).
→Tenmyouji rushes in looking for Luna.
→Quark has collapsed.
→Luna scans him, and it's Radical-6.
→Tenmyouji is more sure it can't be than denial would explain.
→Alice mentions hearing about a 'bio-weapon'.
→Axelavir is the anti-viral serum for Radical-6.
→Quark wakes-up, grabs a scalpel, and tries to stab himself in the heart (SO DISTURBING. He yells about needing to escape. His soul needing to escape his body; that he needs to die. Quark is about 9 years-old D:).
→Sigma manages to grab him, and hold him down. Together the group gets the scalpel from him.
→The Soporil β is used to knock Quark out.
→Luna seems to know something about how Radical-6 operates.
→Phi was kidnapped on December 25TH, 2028.
→Luna was also kidnapped on December 25TH, 2028.

Into The CDs:
→They carry Quark to the Blue, Red, & Green Chromatic Doors.
→Alice won't go with Dio, so that leaves 2 Chromatic Door options (I can't remember if you have a jerk choice like with 999's Door 3).

Blue Door:
→Sigma & Clover partner with Tenmyouji.
→Alice & K partner with Quark.
→Phi & Luna partner with Dio.

Pressure Exchange Chamber:
Figures I'd find the save file corrupting PEC room on my first playthough D:
→Learn that the facility required all that entered to wear protective
suits & undergo decompression decontamination first. Due to viral spread concerns.
→The door to the outside is welded shut (and again Clover gets locked on the other side of glass).
→Learn that Tenmyouji knows quite a bit about LASERS.
→Find a memory card.

Pressure Exchange Chamber After Escape:
→More graffiti (I couldn't read it fast enough!)
→Find the White Chromatic Doors.
→Dio activates the Ambidex Doors as soon as he gets to the Warehouse A.
→Phi, Luna, & Dio found a vial of Axelavir in the Laboratory.
→Quark is injected, and his vitals go to seemingly normal--he is still asleep.
→Phi was kidnapped on December 25TH.
→The PEC memory card is played.
→The memory card contains an audio file of a man calling a group stationed on Mars.
→He mentions the (future) December 31ST lunar eclipse. And it being red. Asks how Mar's moons Deimos & Phobos are.
→After no response back for an uncomfortable time, it's learnt that the video feed he is seeing of the Mars group is a hacked loop.
→A woman finally replies saying that 6 of the group are dead.
→That she killed them, and is about to kill 6 billion more.
→There was a mock mission to Mars set-up (9 people in a facility set-up just as it would be if they were in space. Including radio silence.).
→Tenmyouji admits he was somewhat involved in the project.
→The mission had an infection of Radical-6, and it escaped.

AB Game Round 2:
→Sigma gets Tenmyouji to promise to choose Ally.
→Quark being asleep will automatically choose Ally.
→Once inside Clover acts really skankily OOC and tries to seduce Sigma (what would Snake say?!) into choosing Betray (she'd get 9BP).
→Luna trusts Phi to vote for her while she stays in the Infirmary with Quark.

AB Game Round 2 Ally:
→Clover is annoyed Sigma chose Ally.
→Tenmyouji kept his Ally promise.
→Sigma doesn't tell Tenmyouji that he was right with his suggestion that Clover might try to seduce him.
→Alice & K kept their promise to pick Ally to Quark's Ally.
→Phi (voting for Luna too) picked Betray to Dio's Betray.
→Bracelet Colours:
Sigma = Blue Solo
K = Red Solo
Dio = Green Solo
Phi = Magenta Pair
Clover = Cyan Pair
Tenmyouji = Yellow Pair
Alice's, Luna's, & Quark's are unknown.
→Bracelet Points:
Sigma, Luna, & Alice = 3BP
Clover, K, & Quark = 8BP
Phi = 1BP
Dio = 6BP
→Alice apparently takes off after voting--K says she said she felt tired, so probably went to go lay down.
→Tenmyouji has asked Luna to leave the Infirmary.
→Quark is still asleep.
→Tenmyouji keeps a photograh in his pocket.
→Zero did not take the photograph when they took everyone else's possessions.
→Tenmyouji won't tell Sigma anything on said photograph.
→Sigma tries to press Tenmyouji for more details on the Mars mission.
→Tenmyouji makes a statement asking if Sigma really wants to know? Or would he rather not taint his life memories, and view of the world.
→Phi then comes rushing in, looking upset, and tells them they need to come right away to the Crew Quarters & see Alice.

Crew Quarters ■Lock No. 02■ Is there proof it wasn't murder?:
→Alice has been stabbed in the chest with a scalpel.
→She's dead, and her Bracelet lays open beside her [I can't remember what it the display is, or if it is even shown up-close (999's 'bad shit is going down' ominous music plays)].
→Clover freaks-out and accuses everyone of murder.
→The group tries to work-out if it is (no-one suggests what happened to Quark).
→Clover threatens to kill everyone in 10 seconds unless they can prove that it isn't.
→Everyone sputters & tries to calm her down, but her countdown ends.
→Fade to "To Be Continued..."
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Time:2013-05-15 11:42 pm (UTC)
→Sigma is about to go into one too, but Phi stops him.
→"Sigma, we need to talk."
→She tells him to pick Betray.
→Sigma says he was going to pick Ally.
→She pretty much demands that he get 9 Bracelet Points, and join her & Dio on escaping ('it's not like Luna can be killed again').
→Sigma asks why they just can't wait until everyone gets 9 BP?
→Phi says that Dio won't wait.
→Sigma asks if she made the same offer to Clover?
→"Talk to Clover? I'd have about as much luck talking to a potato right now."
→Sigma then asks about K? He has 6 BP right now too.
→Phi doesn't think he'd kill Tenmyouji (who has 1 BP) just for points.
→Phi says she has a feeling that Sigma is important somehow, and needs to escape with her & Dio.
→If he doesn't he'll be stuck there the rest of his life. The 9 Door only opens once.
→A 1 minute announcement plays.
→Phi waits until Sigma even slightly responds, then runs into an AB Room.
→Sigma enters an Ambidex Room himself.

AB Game Round 2:
→Sigma doesn't know what to do.
→He promised Clover he'd vote Ally...
→...But if Phi & Dio open the 9 Door he'll be permanently stuck in the compound.
→He tries to decide while the announcement counts down from 10.


I actually did the AB Game Round 2 Ally route first, but it was a Game Over. Betray lead to an Ending.


AB Game Round 2 Betray:
→As soon as the Ambidex Gates open, Dio runs to the 9 Door.
→Phi tries to tell him to wait, but it's too late (that sentence reminded me of the rapping scene from "The Mentalist"'s "Bloodhounds" episode).
→Everyone runs after him.
→He states he's going to open it as soon as he can.
→Clover, Tenmyouji, & K are appalled.
→Dio says it's not like Luna can get any deader.
→They ask Phi why she didn't try to stop him from voting Betray?
→Dio says it wasn't just his decision. Phi & him both chose Betray.
→Tenmyouji asks why she tried to stop him from running to the 9 Door then?
→'Did she just want 9 BP for safety, and wait until everyone else got 9 BP as well?'
→Phi says 'no', she wanted to wait to see how someone else voted.
→They ask who, but the Results screen projection flicks on.
→Phi & Dio pucked Betray to Luna's Ally.
Tenmyouji (& Quark) pick Ally and K picks Ally.
Sigma (& Alice) pick Betray and Clover picks Ally.
→Bracelet Points:
Sigma, Phi, & Dio = 9BP
Clover & Alice = 4BP
Tenmyouji = 3BP
Quark & K = 8BP
Luna = -1BP
→Clover is all 'You Betrayed me, how could you?'.
→"I... What other choice did I have?"
→"To keep your promise, you jerk!"
→Sigma gives an half-assed explanation that he did it because Phi & Dio were leaving no matter what. He trusts Phi, but not Dio. And he didn't know what Dio would do to Phi once they left. He had to make sure help/rescue was got.
→Clover calls him a liar & a coward. She says he just wanted to get out of there. "You're just like Dio!"
→Sigma goes to protest, but she stops him. She says 'whatever', and says she was stupid to trust him.
→Dio pulls the lever down.
→"Sorry, I went ahead and opened it. Gonna have plenty of time to watch soaps on the outside, so I didn't feel like I needed to stick around to see how this little drama played out."
→Tenmyouji & K yell at Dio, but he just tells Phi & Sigma to come on.
→Sigma & Phi hesitate.
→"Why so serious? This really isn't the time for hesitation. You both crossed a line you weren't supposed to cross. You betrayed your friends. Am I right? I'm right. But you didn't have a choice, did you? You had to survive! Isn't that the way an animal thinks though? Don't get me wrong, I see the logic, but it's kind of...animal logic. Still, you made your bed. Now you gotta lie in it. If you're gonna be an animal, be an animal. Own it! The losers, the weak? Throw 'em away! That's how nature works, my friends—that's life at its most pure!" [Santa also quotes The Joker's "Why so serious?" in 999. Santa is kinda the counterpart to Dio]
→The number 9 Door opens.
→Tenmyouji tries to tackle Dio, but he slips past. Dio goes through the 9 Door.
→Phi yells at Sigma to go too, but Sigma stays put.
→Phi shoves Sigma through as the 9 Door starts to close.
→The next thing Sigma sees is it slam down shut.
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Time:2013-05-15 11:44 pm (UTC)
→The 9 Door closing announcement plays, but is muffled by the Door.
→Tenmyouji bangs on it, telling them to open it up.
→The floor turns-out to be a platform and it begins to raise.
→When it stops another heavy door slides up open.
→They go through, and it's a hallway that leads to a door (at first they think it's a dead-end).
→Sigma thinks the door is familiar.
→And through the door is a room similar to the PEC Room (I think the lockers are in different places).
→Dio says it must be the preparation room.
→He says something like 'back here again then'.
→Sigma says it's probably not the same room. That he doubts the exit would be accessible earlier (he doesn't even think also that it was on a floor higher than the other PEC Room).
→Phi wonders why he knows about the other room. And he tells her about searching with Tenmyouji.
→But he doesn't know it's use when she asks, so she explains. It's a room for going down to the same pressure as outside. That the facility is kept at a higher pressure than outside to prevent the virus from getting in. And the suits will protect them from the virus.
→Sigma asks how she knows this?
→Phi says that Luna told her. It was apparently in a manual in the other PEC Room.
→Sigma then asks like 'what the Hell do you mean a virus?!'.
→Dio says he figures it's that Radical-6 one Alice mentioned.
→Sigma doesn't like the sound of this.
→Phi says they've come this far, and can't really stop going now.
→They decide to put suits on.
→Somehow Dio fits his big top hat on in his helmet.
→They enter the pressure exchange chamber, and start it up.
→While waiting, Dio suddenly says he didn't think he'd "succeed" so easily'.
→The helmets have a radio/speakers in them.
→Sigma asks if he means escaping?
→Dio tells him he is too small minded.
→Sigma & Phi are like '...whut?'.
→Dio says that he guesses he can say who he is now.
→Dio states that he is 'a hero, sent to save mankind'.
→Sigma & Phi are confused.
→Phi tells Dio that even if he is excited, he should settle down, because he's talking weird.
→They bicker a bit, but then the noise of the air pressure changing stops.
→The other chamber door opens.
→And they enter another chamber, start it up, and then after yet another decompression process, the outside door opens.
→It seems to be the middle of the night. All around is an expanse of desert. In the sky is a blood red full moon.
→Sigma is a bit in shock.
→Dio must have taken off, as he isn't shown but Phi is.
→Phi says she doesn't know what desert it is, or where they are, but she does know the date.
→Since The Moon is red it must be a total lunar eclipse. And she asks Sigma if he remembers the magazine from the Lounge. He does, so it must be December 31ST, 2028 because that's when the next total lunar eclipse is supposed to be.
→Sigma says if it's New Year's Eve, then he was in the facility 6 days (remember, he got kidnapped early on Christmas Day).
→Phi says they should start walking to find the nearest town--all deserts have some towns at least.
→She then mumbles that finding a town isn't what she's worried about though.
→She won't answer Sigma's questing on what she is worried about then, but eventually she says.
→Phi is worried about if there are any survivors. If that virus Alice found the newspaper clipping on was true, then is anyone around even still alive?
→Sigma is all 'D: Our whole race can't go extinct in 6 days!'
→Phi says she hopes not, but they should get going.
→There are still 4 people alive in the facility. Quark, Tenmyouji, Clover, & K still need to be rescued.
→They start walking, but then Phi collapses.
→Her voice sounds rough, and she wonders where she is.
→She then is like 'oh. this timeline'.
→Sigma asks her what is wrong?
→When she doesn't answer he opens his mouth to ask more forcefully.
→But she interrupts. She wants to know where Dio is.
→Sigma doesn't know.
→Phi says she has to find him. He has to tell her something.
→She wants them to split-up and search for him.
→Sigma asks why?
→She is all 'What do you mean? Did you forget? '
→Then Phi thinks out loud 'Maybe not...'
→Then mumbles 'Maybe he didn't make the jump this time?'
→Sigma is confused.
→She tells Sigma to go one way to search for Dio, and runs off to look in another.
→Sigma eventually starts searching.
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Time:2013-05-15 11:46 pm (UTC)
→He doesn't find Dio though.
→Then he hears Phi mention Dio crackling in-and-out over the helmet radio.
→He can't make a lot of it out, but decides to go in the direction Phi went off in.
→As he goes the signal gets clearer.
→He then hears Dio too.
→They are arguing about a 'transmitter'. Phi says she knows all about Dio. Dio is all 'How the fuck could you know, man?'.
→Again Phi quotes "I am no man.".
→Dio gets angrier.
→Phi wants him to tell her the deactivation code for 'the number one' something (the radio cuts-out).
→Then Phi makes a startled exclamation, and there is a sound of a struggle before the radio crackles loudly.
→Sigma finally gets to where he can see Dio & Phi.
→One of the suited people has shoved the other to the ground and is standing over them with a large rock (All "Lord of the Flies" style?).
→The one straddling the other goes to smash the rock onto the shoved down one's head/helmet.
→Sigma slides down and knocks the aggressor off & over.
→Looking through the visor of the one he barrelled-over, Sigma sees it is Dio.
→Dio is quiet, laying with his eyes closed.
→After a moment, Sigma figures that he knocked him out.
→Phi thanks Sigma (with "That was a close one.", meaning the general meaning, or a close spot on this timeline?).
→Sigma asks about the transmitter, and Phi shows him.
→Dio must have been trying to contact someone/something/somewhere.
→She says Dio must have had it hidden somewhere.
→Meaning Dio had been outside the facility before.
→Phi figures Dio snuck into the building.
→There just seems to be gibberish on the transmitter's screen; "78153 61098 83809 42419 90551".
→Phi thinks it's some type of code, but doesn't know how to decode it (Sigma wonders if it's a telephone number).
→Then Dio wakes-up and starts laughing.
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Time:2013-05-16 03:05 am (UTC)
→He says that the numbers are the key to decode, and that the coded message is elsewhere.
→Sigma asks what is going on, and who Dio was trying to contact.
→Dio says there's no point in hiding his identity or anything now. His mission was a success after all! And Phi will probably tell Sigma anyway, even if he doesn't.
→Dio doesn't bother to get up, just starts talking.
→Dio is part of a group known as the Myrmidons. Which are a main part of Free The Soul; a rather cultish organisation (he says "sacred religious order"), with over a million members. "The Myrmidons are the hand of Free The Soul [what the Hell is with all the Lord Gordain cult symbols that were in 999? The images VLR is showing here are the same as the ones on the robes Snake was dressed in when someone knocked him out & stole his clothes.]. We do what needs to be done to bring us closer to the new world Free The Soul promises.". He figures they might look like terrorists to some people. "We're trying to tear down the corrupt world they've built, after all. But when the sun dawns for the first time on our new world, we'll be hailed as saints—holy messengers who cleansed the filth from a dying planet.". But after more cultist ramblings he gets to the point that only a few will be considered 'saints', and only a few are chosen. And that's why he took this mission--to be guaranteed a spot. Free The Soul is lead by & based on the teachings of a man called Brother. "His teachings are too profound for ordinary people to understand, but you could say that the core ideas of his doctrine are to separate oneself from worldliness, to destroy greed, and to divorce the soul from the body to cleanse it. Those who follow his teaching with discipline and devotion will be reborn as a new form of human. Only this new species will be able to live in equality, in a world without war are starvation." (I'm using quotes because fuck trying to explain how cultish he sounds). Brother's only family was his younger brother named Left (his mother dying and never knowing his father). Brother had great empathy, even seeing the thoughts of people. and thus all the bad things. When he was 16 years-old, Left died. Corrupt cops investigated, but ruled it as a suicide after the murderer paid them off. "He burned with rage, but also found himself immersed in cold despair.". And then Brother claims to have had a revelation from God. He was needed to purify mankind as it had become so full of greed & filth. So he set-up Free The Soul. And he kidnapped scientists (note: Dio actually starts to say 'abducted' but changes his wording) to work on cloning, and had 10 clones of Left made. The clones became the first generation of the Myrmidons, and Dio is from the fourth. Yep, Dio is a clone of dead!brother Left. Lack of individuality means equality to them, so they all look the same, and all are named 'Left'--"If everyone looks the same, there's no such thing as race, or even individuality. With cloning, you don't even need different genders. How could you be more equal than that?" (rampant clone!incest?). Sometimes there are some variations in the clones, and Dio was apparently the best specimen of his batch, so was chosen as leader (he is happy Brother knows his skills). Dio's mission was to infiltrate & return from the compound. It seems he saw it as a way to redeem himself, after he corrupted himself by contact with women. He'd been punished, and purified, but he still didn't have his honour back. But this mission would have him back up for that 'sainthood'. "My entire purpose is to be part of the foundation of Brother's new world. Now that I've fulfilled that purpose, for the first time in my life I understand what true happiness is.".
→So Dio's abduction date is false, but he might have snuck in on that date.
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Time:2013-05-16 03:06 am (UTC)
Wasteland Bomb 0 Deactivation Code:
→Dio falls into reciting: "Oh holy father, holy Brother, holy master...My sacred mission is at last complete. With these two hands, mankind is saved. I am your will made flesh. In your name, I give thanks."
→He goes to make a sign on his chest, but Phi is having none of that.
→"I don't care about your goddamn mission. You did this to us! Now we're going to...to..."
→She picks up the rock and threatens it over Dio's head/helmet.
→Sigma tries to stop her.
→Phi demands Dio tell her the damn deactivation code.
→Dio wonders why, since it won't do any good now.
→Phi still wants it, and lowers the rock.
→Dio finally relents and gives the code for the Number 0 Bomb: "LXA QNS GDQ".
→Phi drops the rock, and relaxes.
→She tells Sigma he needs to try to remember it too.
→She doesn't know until after the next 'jump' if she will retain the information.
→Sigma doesn't know what is going on, but figures it's probably important, so he works on remembering the code.
→Phi then tells Dio to get up and lead the way.
→Sigma wonders if it's to a city?
→Dio sats it's more like a shelter that survivors of "the disaster" live at.
→Sigma is all 'D: what disaster?!'.
→Dio tells him he'll see when he gets there.
→The three start walking.
→Sigma looks up at the sky. He sees more stars than he's ever seen before, and thinks he sees the Milky Way.
→He then contemplates The Moon, which is glowing red. Sigma wonders if it's always been so big?
→Fade to credits & Dio End.
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Time:2013-05-22 04:44 am (UTC)
The symbol shown during the talk of Brother & Free The Soul:

The cultist robes Snake was dressed into** that belonged to Lord Gordain:

"In the shower room, there is a dead body wearing my clothes."

And one more because it's Snake:

**In 999 after the first Doors, Snake is knocked-out, his clothes stolen, and he is locked into the Chapel's coffin. Unless you get the Safe or True Endings you don't learn this, and instead believe a blown-up corpse dressed in his clothes is Snake. This also leads to Clover killing everyone in the Axe Ending unless you can make her think and realise it can't be Snake as her big brother's left arm is prosthetic (the Shower Room corpse's left arm is shown broken, with the bones poking-out).

Edited at 2013-05-22 04:45 am (UTC)
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Time:2013-05-15 11:52 pm (UTC)
AB Game Round 2 Ally:
→As soon as the Ambidex Gates open, Phi yells at Dio to wait.
→But Dio just runs to the 9 Door.
→Sigma tries chasing after him.
→Tenmyouji is outraged.
→K: "So it has come to this, then...".
→Clover doesn't get what is going on.
→K & Tenmyouji explain it to her.
→Now Clover is upset & angry too.
→Dio pulls the lever as soon as results are assigned [They aren't shown, but it seems Clover chose Ally too at least].
→Clover goes to try to stop him, but K tells her the 9 Door has already been opened so it's pointless.
→Dio runs through.
→Phi wonders if Sigma is coming to.
→Sigma admits he chose Ally. He made a promise to Clover.
→Clover is a bit dumbfounded.
→Phi is disappointed, but accepts it. "I see. Makes sense. I guess that's how this ends, then."
→She respects his choice, but is still leaving.
→Sadly she follows Dio through the 9 Door.
→The Number 9 Door closes. The announcement plays.
→K & Tenmyouji resign that there is nothing left to do then.
→K hopes that they get rescued though.
→Clover thanks Sigma for voting Ally.
→He says he was just keeping his promise.
→K wonders who killed the old woman, Alice, & Luna?
→Tenmyouji proposes it may be either Dio or Phi?
→Sigma says maybe it was one of the people still here?
→Clover mentions Quark.
→Tenmyouji remembers he should be searching & takes-off running.
→K, Clover, & Sigma just stare at the closed 9 Door.
→Sigma thinks that there is nothing left to do but stare, as the door will never open again.
→Fade to GAME OVER.


So does Phi get killed by Dio+rock since Sigma isn't there to save her
on this route?

I played the K End route next, so I'll work on replaying that & typing it up!
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