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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:2015-04-24 08:34 pm (UTC)
→Sigma is concerned that Quark would be stuck in there, but K mentions the lever inside someone inside can open. And shows Sigma that he hasn't locked the pod from the outside either. If Quark wakes-up, he can leave if he wants.
→K & Sigma leave to find Tenmyouji, Phi, Clover, & Dio.
→Only Phi & Dio are waiting.
→Dio complains Sigma & K are late.
→I don't know if Phi & Dio separated, but Phi asks Dio how early he arrived, if he even searched at all?
→They ask if they found anything.
→K & Sigma tell how they found Quark!
→Phi is relieved.
→Dio says he is surprised Quark is still alive. K is annoyed with him; "As equivocal as always, I see.".
→Sigma & K tell them that Quark might be sick though, so they left him in the pod.
→Phi asks if he'll be okay?
→Sigma says probably.
→Phi is not happy with that answer. Dio is like the Hell if it matters, at least they found him.
→Phi asks if they found anything else?
→Sigma says yes, but he wants to wait for Tenmyouji & Clover.
→Sigma asks Phi if her team searched 2 doors beyond the Green Door?
→Phi says no.
→Sigma & K explain about the 2ND open door, and that it looked like a servicing room (no-one says "GAULEM Bay").
→Phi wonders if Zero Sr. opened the other door?
→Dio wonders what the person who opened it was looking for.
→K mentions that Tenmyouji & Clover still have not arrived back.
→He asks if they should go search for them.
→Sigma says no--There is something he wants to investigate first.
→Sigma leads K, Phi, & Dio to the Rec Room.
→Phi is all "We searched this room? Did you want to see something?" Dio asks why they're there.
→Sigma just quietly goes to the refrigerator, takes a bottle of luminol out, and hurriedly turns the lights off.
→He goes back and Dio asks if he plans to tell ghost stories now?
→Sigma asks if Dio is scared of ghosts? And Dio is all "No, what the Hell?". Sigma asks him to be brave then.
→Sigma tells Phi & Dio to hold out their wrists; the underside of the bracelets up.
→K asks if he should too, but Sigma says where his is inside the suit he doesn't have to.
→Sigma holds his wrist out to be fair though.
→Then Sigma quickly sprays all 3 of their wrists,
→Dio pulls away and is all uppity.
→Phi's & Sigma's bracelets don't react.
→Dio says he has rights and doesn't have to show his.
→Dio tries to bolt out.
→K goes all HAL "I'm afraid I can't let you do that, Dio.".
→Phi, Sigma, & K corner Dio.
→K pins Dio down and shows his wrist [in one of the rare moving cutscenes!].
→Dio's bracelet is glowing with a luminol reaction.
→So Dio stabbed the old woman & took her bracelet.
→Dio tries to say it's not like that.
→Phi asks what is going on?
→Sigma & K explain about what they figured-out.
→They make Dio confess.
→Dio says he is under orders to...do...something.
→He won't say what though, or by whom, and would die before.
→Phi & K bring-up Luna's & Alice's murders.
→Dio swears he just killed the old woman, and not Alice & Luna.
→K tells Sigma that Dio can't be trusted.
→Phi & K decide that even he didn't kill Alice & Luna that he is still a murderer and should be locked-up somewhere.
→K suggests a Treatment Center pod.
→Dio tries begging that he will be well behaved [relatedly I specify "well behaved" to Lydia instead of just telling her to be "behaved"].
→Sigma promises they'll let him out when the White Chromatic Doors open--they need his bracelet after all.
→Phi, Sigma, & K cart Dio to the Treatment Center and lock him in Pod 2.
→Dio pounds on the pod & makes threats.
→Sigma is all "well that's that". They figured-out who the murderer is, and found Quark.
→Phi reminds him that they still need to find Tenmyouji & Clover.
→K suggests they go back to the Warehouse B and see if Tenmyouji & Clover are there, or start looking from there.
→So Phi, Sigma, & K go back.
→Clover & Tenmyouji aren't there.
→K wonders if maybe Clover & Tenmyouji are off looking for them?
→Sigma is all "Urgh! Now we need to go look.".
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Time:2015-04-24 08:38 pm (UTC)
→Phi gets him to check the remaining time (why no check it herself?). It's 50 minutes until the White Doors open.
→Phi says they should just wait a bit longer since they have time then. K & Sigma agree.
→Phi asks K & Sigma about why Quark wasn't wearing his Nonary Game bracelet?
→K & Sigma tell her that they don't know and that it was gone when they found him.
→Phi is all "I see. That's not good. Without that bracelet, we won't be able to continue the game.".
→Sigma asks what she means.
→Phi reminds him that they need the bracelets to open the Secondary Doors.
→Then Sigma panics all "So we don't know where it is? But which team will need it?"
→K & Phi work-out that Quark would be a Red Solo, so Clover & Tenmyouji would need him as they are a Cyan Pair.
→Sigma wonders if they'd have the bracelet then?
→Phi says maybe, if they found Quark first.
→K, seemingly not thinking, wonders if Clover & Tenmyouji have already gone through a White Chromatic Door then?
→Sigma is all "That's not possible!". The Primary Doors haven't even opened yet.
→K brings-up that someone already opened a door they shouldn't have been able to. What if this is like that? [the GAULEM BAY door]
→Sigma is all "But... But that's against the rules!".
→K then says that if one of them is Zero, then the rules won't matter. Zero controls this game.
→Sigma asks if he thinks Tenmyouji or Clover is Zero Sr. then?
→K says it is only a possibility. It would explain why they aren't around though.
→K & Sigma decide it is just speculation though so doesn't matter.
→Phi asks if Tenmyouji & Clover really took the bracelet?
→Sigma says there is no way to find-out until later though.
→He decides they should got look for Tenmyouji & Clover anyway.
→Sigma says someone should stay behind in the case Clover & Tenmyouji show-up there.
→Phi volunteers.
→K seems all chipper that him & Sigma will search then.
→Phi tells them to return 5 minutes before the White Doors open. And...remember to bring Dio back too. She is exasperated sounding.
→Sigma says "Of course.".
→K & Sigma first go through the Red Door & search the Pantry.
→K says "so this is the Pantry?".
→K reminds that Tenmyouji & Clover went to search behind the Red Door for Quark, so would have been through here.
→Sigma looks about the seemingly empty room, and decides there is no point hanging about.
→K & Sigma go upstairs to the Lounge.
→Sigma is surprised it's empty too. He figures Tenmyouji would be there drinking scotch.
→Then Sigma notices that K is just staring at the liquor cabinet.
→He asks if K wants a drink.
→K seems startled and says "No it's not that. Well yes, but I can't with this suit on.".
→Sigma says that it must be awful. And that he forgot that K was even wearing armour.
→He wonders why someone locked K in it, and asks if K still hasn't remembered anything.
→K says well he remembers a few things.
→Sigma asks what.
→K says that he remembered his father.
→Sigma makes a joke replacing "did" with "dad".
→K tells him it isn't a joke.
→Sigma apologises & asks what about K's father? And K's mother?
→K says he doesn't seem to have a mother.
→Sigma asks if K's father raised him then?
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Time:2015-04-24 08:45 pm (UTC)
→K is all "Well..." then fold his hands in front of himself & tells his story.
→K was raised in a facility where is father worked alone. His father wouldn't let him be around him while working, and the only time he wasn't working was when he was sleeping. So K only had his educational programs to interact with. He reflects figuring that he probably was an expressionless child, since people learn gestures & reactions by interaction with other people. K didn't think anything was odd, until he learned to read and then read about families & other things. He began to long for a mother. "Someone who would always be with me, who would scold me if I did something wrong. At night would read to me before bedtime. If only I had a mother like that, I thought, I would be so happy." He'd read about families hanging-out, talking, & eating meals together, and began wanting that more than anything. Eventually he asked his father for a mother (K says it's the first thing he ever asked him for). K's father was quiet, but then said "Okay.". K was so happy, and was so excited. A few months later K's father called him into his laboratory for the first time. K was almost passing-out with anticipation. And in the laboratory was a young woman, and K was overjoyed. ...But then K's father told him her identification number. K's father had gotten or built K a robot to be his mother. And K was so upset. He told his father that he wanted a real mother, and not just a machine that would only act the part. His father was very surprised (the first time K had ever seen him such). "Then he frowned, coughed, and admonished me for being "'a whiner'". He'd never scolded me for anything before. At first I was surprised, then angry. Hot tears streamed down my face.". K's father is disgruntled and orders the robot to take-care of K, then kicks both out of his workspace. The robot was quite human acting, and tried to do as ordered. But K was so upset that he just locked himself into his room & ignored her. She acted sad, but K decided that if he wanted to interact with a machine then he had his educational software. "You can talk to a robot, and it will respond... But in the end you're still talking to a machine, not a person." [which is how I felt last year when I stopped playing "Animal Crossing: Wild World". I felt that 90% of my friends had abandoned me, and I got it as a distraction. But after awhile (100+ hours) I just felt alone & empty playing it. I had tried to contact people I thought were my friends, and got ignored, but artificial intelligence animals would respond to me. I'd send them in-game letters, and they'd reply. They'd greet me everyday & want to hang-out. And I felt so pathetic because I wanted that from real people instead. The last straw was on my birthday. When in-game the villagers remembered, and outside hardly anyone bothered to contact me, even after I had contacted them on theirs. So I stopped playing, and not wanting to feel that way again is one of the reasons why I haven't gotten "Animal Crossing: New Leaf".]. So K just acted like the robot wasn't there no matter how motherly/human she acted, to him it was all just because she was programmed to. K says he stopped expecting anything at all from his father after that. They never interacted anyway, so K just started living as if he was alone by himself. He says Sigma probably finds it weird that K didn't just leave (Sigma says nothing), but K never considered it. He wonders if deep-down he still wanted a relationship with his father?
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Time:2015-04-24 08:51 pm (UTC)
Years went by, but then one morning after K turned 18 years-old he left his room to find a woman standing there. He thought she was another robot, but she was amused when he claimed that. She was only the 2ND human K had ever seen in-person. She said she had come to the facility to help K's father. Though she was a lot older than K, she seemed girly/young. She would tell K about the outside world, and he didn't know if they were grand stories or truths. He learned that she had known K's father when they were younger, and that his father had fallen in love with someone. K began hoping that the woman was actually his mother. She didn't have to work all the time in the laboratory, so she spent a lot of time with just her & K. And after she arrive she started having K, herself, & his father eat their meals together (the in-game illustration shows that the sparse table got covered with a tablecloth & vase of flowers). Since K had only ever eaten alone, he had no table manners and the woman would chide him and correct him. And she'd get after K's father too for trying to work on research at the table. Then they'd laugh, and K thinks it's the first time he ever laughed with his father. The woman began to make everything more 'homely', and adding things to the living quarters. After supper she'd have them sit in the living room and relax. K was so happy, and he felt he had what he had always wanted. She even invited K to help with the laboratory work too. K's father specialised in genetic engineering, and K learned he, himself had an interest in it too. Since they were working together, K & his father started to talk more and K began to consider him an actual father, and feel like a son. He father grew impressed by K, and that made K study & work even harder. K was content with life. "My days felt full, right, and meaningful, but most importantly I was happy.". Four years went by. But then one day K overheard the woman & his father talking low and serious. So K eavesdropped. It seems the woman planned to die for the research. It seems that was something she expected all along. K begged his father to stop his work. K wondered if what he, himself, worked on was leading to her death? K's father & the woman refused to stop. They had both known it would lead to this (and kept it from K). K threw himself into research, trying to find a way around her dying. He found a lot of awful things. His father's research needed sacrifice, and even K was just there as a spare for his father (a clone? The game just says 'spare'.). So if something happened to his father, K could step in and continue the work. K is shattered. "I was furious with my father, and with her, and even with the research I'd poured myself into for four years. There was only one thing to do: Destroy the facility and end my father's horrible research once and for all. I made plans to destroy the main reactor and with it the entire facility.". But the woman realised what K planned to do. Her & his father locked him up so that they could finish what they were going to do. She tried lying to him to reassure him. She said that he was mistaken, they'd found a way around it, and she'd be okay. But K didn't believe her. He began to wonder if she had invited him to help not just to give him something to do, but to use him. To make him that replacement. But still K couldn't hate her--She had brought so much happiness to him. She gave him a reason to really live, and made him feel like he had a family. Despite how he felt now, he wouldn't trade the past 4 years away. K still looked for a way to stop it, and pleaded to her to leave the facility. She said that she had reasons. There was a man that she loved very much & wished to live a normal life with (even marry). But she couldn't do that.
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Time:2015-04-24 08:58 pm (UTC)
He had saved her life once, and this research was a way to repay it. That doing this would give potential for a future where no-one has to die. K is upset that someone he has never met meant more to her than him, and that a possible outcome later-on meant more than her life now. What good was his father's work succeeding to him? He wanted what he had right now. But nothing could get them to stop, and K was locked-up. "So I shut myself off from the world. Perhaps that is why I lost my memory.".
→K finishes and sounds tired.
→He says that even though not having his memories sucks, having them is exhausting.
→Sigma asks if he remembers anything else.
→"No. The details are still...indistinct. Especially more recent events..."
→He asks Sigma if he can just lay down for a bit.
→Sigma gets worried, and asks if K is alright.
→K says yes, but he really needs to rest. His head is pounding. He blames remembering a lot suddenly (and I figure probably telling his story too).
→Sigma tells him it's alright and he'll look for Clover & Tenmyouji alone then.
→K lays down on the Lounge sectional chesterfield/sofa, and seems to go to sleep.
→Sigma leaves him to it and heads to the Ambidex Room warehouse.
→He runs into Phi on the way there though.
→He asks why she's there. And she says she waited a long time and no-one showed-up, so she decided to check on Sigma & K.
→Phi asks where K is?
→Sigma tells her he's back in the Lounge, and she is annoyed that they split-up. He doesn't know how to respond, but she doesn't wait and goes through the Lounge door.
→Sigma tells her K said he wasn't feeling well and wanted to lay down.
→She asks if he's alright, and Sigma says that she needs to remember that K is a guy in a suit. That K was very tired.
→Sigma says they shouldn't bother K, and let him rest.
→She asks if Sigma is tired too. That he looks awful.
→Sigma says of course! "I mean, all of a sudden I wake up trapped in some weird-ass game, and then dead bodies start turning up... Honestly I'm amazed I've managed to hold onto my sanity for this long. Just about everything here makes absolutely no sense. The more I try and figure any of it out, the more I feel like my brain's just going to melt and run out my ears.".
→He asks if Phi knows what he means. She doesn't answer.
→Sigma says that though they found who murdered the old woman, there is still so many things they don't know. Where they are, why they are here, what is the Nonary Game for, what is Zero up to, who is Zero? Zero III said Zero was one on their 9, but who?
→Sigma asks if Phi thinks Dio is Zero?
→She doesn't know.
→Sigma adds to his questions with; Why did Dio kill them? He said he was ordered to, but? What about the old woman? What about any of the group? What about Phi?
→Phi is all "Do you suspect me? >:[ ".
→Sigma says no, but--
→She again says she is like him, kidnapped on Christmas Day. But she trails off.
→Sigma asks why she stopped, when they hear a noise out in the hallway.
→They go look but no-one is there.
→Sigma wonders if they went to the elevator. Phi agrees they should try it. If it doesn't open immediately, then it means it needs to come back up.
→They elevator has to come back up.
→Phi & Sigma decide to go down, but find no-one at the Red/Blue/Green Chromatic Doors.
→Sigma asks where they'd look, and Phi says just go through the Green Door.
→Sigma asks why, and she says she wants to check-on Dio & Quark in the Treatment Center.
→Sigma says he is sure they are fine. But Phi still wants to check.
→Sigma says it was probably Tenmyouji & Clover.
→Phi brings-up how Dio denies killing Alice & Luna.
→She says she just wants to check on Quark & Dio is all.
→So they go to the Treatment Center.
→The GAULEM BAY door is now closed.
→First they open Pod 01 and find that Quark is still sleeping soundly.
→Sigma is all "see?" and Phi guesses she was worried for nothing.
→They open Pod 02 and find...Dio dead with his hands on his throat, his mouth stuck open with a look of terror on his face.
→Phi yells to check Dio's pulse.
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→Sigma does so, but thinks it's obvious he's dead.
→Phi checks that pod's display and gets Sigma to look.
→It says "OXYGEN LEVEL: 0% STATUS: DEAD". [I am amused it says 'dead' not 'deceased'.]
→Phi says someone must have monkeyed with it.
→They decide they need to go tell K what happened.
→Phi rushes out, and Sigma has to hurry after her.
→They get to the Lounge and try yelling at K.
→He doesn't respond so Sigma shakes him.
→He bolts awake and is all sleepy sounding & slow.
→They tell him Dio is dead.
→K is shocked. "Then who killed him, if he is the murderer?.
→K figured Dio killed Luna & Alice too.
→Sigma brings-up Clover & Tenmyouji.
→Phi brings-up Quark.
→Sigma is all "You suspect Quark???". He sarcastically says he'd need to wake-up, open the pod from the inside (he seems to forget K told him Quark could), get up, fiddle with the controls, and go back.
→Phi says she only means he should consider the possibility.
→K says then should Phi be a possibility too?
→Phi says no (but she could she have?) and tells how she ran into Sigma. Explaining how they heard a noise.
→She asks if him & Sigma split-up any? K says no.
→So K says the most likely is Clover & Tenmyouji.
→But they had better go to Warehouse B soon (K does not check his bracelet).
→Sigma checks & sees it's 7 minutes left.
→K calmly asks if someone grabbed Dio's bracelet.
→Phi & Sigma are all "Pish, why?".
→K explains that since him & Phi are a Magenta Pair, they need Dio's Red Solo.
→Phi & Sigma panic. And Sigma says they need to hurry then.
→He says they'll pick it up on the way back. K says he'll get it, and they should hurry.
→K then gives Sigma Luna's & Alice's bracelets. Seems he was the only one who thought of that in the upset (and shows how practical he is by picking them up).
→Phi & Sigma arrive at the White Chromatic Doors, but Tenmyouji & Clover aren't there.
→Phi goes to say that they're probably dead then, but Sigma yells at her. He says he doesn't want to believe only him, her, K, & Quark are all that are left alive. He is all "Godamnit Phi!" [My Nintendo 3DS suggests 'Godavarikhani'].
→Then K comes running in.
→They ask if he got Dio's bracelet. He says yes, but--
→He shows them that the bracelet is all smashed-up.
→They start going "oh shit", because that means K & Phi can't continue (and will die by penalty).
→K says he thinks whoever killed Dio did it [I just figured Dio had smashed it trying to escape the pod].
→K doubts that the bracelet will still work.
→Phi says that must have been what the murderer wanted then (for her & K to be stuck). K agrees.
→The announcement for 5 minutes until the Chromatic Doors close plays.
→Sigma realises they'll die then, and remembers Zero III's words and is filled with dread. He asks how the Hell they can be so calm.
→Phi just says for Sigma to go on. He has Alice & Luna's bracelets.
→Sigma: "Fuck that!".
→Phi & K are shocked.
→Sigma says he can't just leave them.
→They ask if he even gets what staying will mean.
→Sigma says, yes he knows he'll die too.
→But he says he won't be a monster & just abandon them.
→The Doors open.
→Sigma wracks his brain to think of how he might save them.
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Time:2015-04-24 09:03 pm (UTC)
Lock 01 [up where they arrive in Warehouse]

→Sigma starts having flashes of things. I think they are from the Clover End route because it shows Clover tied-up from her store on that. A flash of Zero's gasmasked face too.
→Sigma then remembers Zero III's explanation of what's in the bracelets. Soporil β & Turbocurarine.
→He then remembers Clover talking about her brother told her about Neostigmine [Snake! :D ]. How it is a cholinesterase inhibitor, so is sort of an antidote to Turbocurarine's effects.
→Sigma remembers the injection gun they found in the Safe on the Yellow Door route.
→Sigma then remembers Dio pocketing an injection gun.
→Sigma realises that that injection gun has Neostigmine in it.
→He mumbles "the antidote".
→Phi asks what he means, and Sigma snaps-out of it.
→Sigma decides he can't explain, and takes off running for the Treatment Center.
→He opens Pod 02, and hopes Dio still has that injection gun on him.
→The Neostigmine is in Dio's pocket!
→But there is only one dose.
→Sigma is conflicted that he can't save both Phi & K (He doesn't mention himself).
→Sigma runs back, and gets there just as the White Chromatic Doors close.
→Sigma is all "oh shit! fucker".
→Phi asks "Sigma...--
→Just as the bracelets' needles inject into their wrists.
→Sigma reflects he doesn't feel anything besides a quick sharp pain. Nothing being injected.
→Sigma's vision goes blurry and his brain starts numbing. He collapses.
→He fights against it, to try to save Phi or K.
→Sigma uses his right hand.
→He realises he can only save Phi anyway and didn't have a choice at all due to K's armour.
→In his head he apologises to K and drags himself over to Phi.
→He injects her arm with the Neostigmine.
→Phi asks what he is doing and he tells her he gave her the antidote.
→Phi asks why he picked her. Sigma explains he couldn't help K due to the suit.
→She asks then why didn't he help himself? Sigma laughs and admits he never even thought of it.
→"You are...the biggest idiot...on the planet..." and Sigma jokes that's not how to talk to someone about to die. "How about something more...tender...?"
→Phi falls asleep while getting pissed that she has to live in debt to Sigma.
→Sigma is relieved she'll be okay, then looks over to K laying quietly with his back to them.
→Sigma notices that the keyhole on the back of K's head has been put on "OPEN".
→Sigma wonders when he could have opened it?
→Then remembers the empty safe they found (the one from on the GAULEM BAY route where you find the odd key.). And K say it was empty when he found it. Sigma questions if K lied and found/taken the key.
→Sigma decides how didn't matter, just that K could remove the suit.
→And realises K had done so. Back when he said he needed a rest.
→Sigma then deducts K killed Dio while out of his suit.
→Sigma musters all the energy he can and moves towards K. Shaking him and yelling for him to wake-up.
→K awakes enough to acknowledge Sigma.
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Time:2015-04-24 09:04 pm (UTC)
→Sigma asks him to tell him if he killed Dio. He accuses him of not being asleep. Of taking-off the armour and going around the other way to the elevator. That it was just the armour Phi & Sigma saw in the Lounge. That when they were there, K was in the Treatment Center turning the oxygen off for Dio's pod. K hurried back and made that knocking noise to get Phi & Sigma out of the room so he could get back into the suit. He then pretended to be asleep and waited for Sigma & Phi to find Dio's body and come 'wake K up'. Where in K pretended to be sleepy & confused.
→Sigma asks K again if he killed Dio. Reminding him they'll be dead soon.
→K pauses and admits "Yes.". And Sigma's theory is true.
→Sigma asks why, and K says because he couldn't forgive Dio. That he "took the life...of someone very important" to K.
→Sigma asks who and K says the old woman. K says she was like his mother. That she showed him life had meaning in it. Sigma asks if it's who he thinks K is saying she is, and K admits the murdered woman they found was the woman from K's story.
→The woman who came "here" which Sigma catches and asks what he means?!
→K pauses and tells Sigma that they are "unfortunately" out of time.
→That he has something he needs to tell Sigma. That he made a promise Sigma would hear it, and asks if he understands. That it id important & for Sigma to pay attention. "You cannot...forget...".
→Sigma wonders what the Hell K means since they'll be dead soon.
→"If you see...a lion with two heads...devouring the sun, remember... Remember these letters... M I L...K E V...O L I. This will open...the second gate...". K then goes quiet.
→Sigma demands to know what he means, who told him to tell him that, and who is K.
→Sigma demands for K to show him who he really is. Then rips K's mask off.
→K's face is the same as Sigma's.
→Sigma is in disbelief.
→Then the 2ND injection happens.
→Sigma collapses and everything starts to go black.
→The credits roll.
→K - END
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Time:2015-06-10 10:23 pm (UTC)
[K's face]K's face:

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Time:2015-06-10 10:41 pm (UTC)
Baby K(akes):

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