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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:2012-11-06 04:44 am (UTC)
Now that I finished the Green route, FINALLY going the red route. Dio has an awesome hat (and I won't say who his design, that hat, blonde hair, & blue eyes remind me of), and has been a character I've been hoping to like. So far he has been a jerk though. So let's see what spending more time with him brings!


Into the CDs ⇒ Red Door ⇒ Laboratory ⇒ Laboratory After Escape ⇒ AB Game Round 2 ⇒ AB Game Round 2 Ally ⇒ Warehouse A ■Lock No.3■ Five minutes of life!

Into The CDs:
→Sigma can try to pick the Green Door, but is not allowed & annoys everyone.

Red Door
→Clover is not paranoid about the lever.
→Clover keeps making bad 999-type puns/jokes!
→Dio would smack Clover.
→The door that opens leads to a Laboratory, and not the Pantry.

→There is a DNA laboratory in the facility.
→Find a scalpel.
→Dio knows how to dissect a frog.
→Dio knows how a DNA extractor works.
→Dio knows about bases & DNA sequences.
→Find Axelavir.
→Find a journal written in a strange language.
→Find an IG Replicator.
→Dio, Sigma, or Clover do not know what an IG Replicator does/how it works.
→Dio can do slight-of-hand.
→Dio steals the Axelivar from Sigma.
→Dio threatens to break the vial unless Sigma & Clover vote Ally & keep quiet about finding Axelavir.
→Sigma agrees because of Quark, despite if Dio votes Betray Sigma will die.
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Time:2012-11-06 04:45 am (UTC)
Laboratory After Escape:
→Dio holds the keycard like a gambler.
→Sigma, Dio, & Clover do not mention finding Axelavir to Alice, Phi, or K.
→Luna, Tenmyouji, & Quark are in the Infirmary.
→K goes to search the new rooms.
→Alice goes to search the Laboratory, Clover goes with her.
→Dio also leaves.
→Phi plans to go with Sigma to check on Quark.
→But Phi stops him and asks to see the journal from the Laboratory.
→Phi says the journal is in Latin.
→Phi can read some Latin.
→The journal is not all research, some of it is personal entries.
→Phi can read Page 216.
→Radical-6 reduces the processing speed of the brain to 1:√(1/6) or 1:0.408 which is why it is called 'Radical-6' as 'radical' can be another name for the the 'root' operation, as well as a term that means 'severe'.
→24.5 seconds feel like 10 seconds to someone infected.
→Those infected with Radical-6 develop & act on an extreme desire to commit suicide (probably due to the processing speed & being mentally unable to deal with the disparity in perception/time).
→The writer of the entry suspects it could take 10 or 20 years before an anti-virus or treatment is found for Radical-6.
→People that survived the outbreak are being quarantined into underground shelters by the government.
→The writer suspects it may only be a handful of survivors.
→While the town the writer is in has so many corpses piled-up along the roads outside of it.
→Animals do not seem to be effected by the virus.
→Phi wonders if the Nonary Game group is one of those bunches taken underground.
→She wonders if they have maybe been asleep for years, or even decades (given there is a Radical-6 treatment now).
→Sigma states that they can't be because they were kidnapped before the virus was even known about.
→Also doesn't think there is a way to be put asleep for so long [If I hadn't gotten the Treatment Center, I'd also say 'And not have them age or change any'. CAS was mentioned in 999, but only experimental (999 is a year earlier than VLR)].
→Phi is not sure.
→Phi goes off to do something else instead of going to the Infirmary.
→Sigma checks on Quark.
→Sigma decides that he has no other choice but to vote Ally, even if it kills him. He doesn't want Quark to die too, and Quark will if he doesn't get the Axelavir (either from the virus, or by killing himself due to the virus).
→Tenmyouji chooses to stay with Quark, so his vote will default to Ally.
→Dio has already sealed himself into the Ambidex Room.
→Luna explains Tenmyouji's choice.
→Alice says that she plans to vote Ally because if she does vote Betray [to Tenmyouji's default Ally] K will then have 9BP (and be able to open the 9 Door).
→Phi, Luna, Clover, Sigma, & Alice state that K should stay outside while just Alice votes.
→K refuses, but won't say why (his model makes a creepy face I haven't seen before though :/ Like a 'tee hee'-ing robot).
→K runs into the Ambidex Room--Alice hurries in too.
→Sigma, Clover, Luna, & Phi are worried what K will do to Alice, but there is nothing they can do.

AB Game Round 2:
→Clover tries to convince Sigma to choose Betray despite Dio having the Axelavir.
→Sigma says he has no choice but to choose Ally as it's the only
option that might help Quark.
→Clover tries to rush to the voting machine to vote Betray for them.
→Sigma grabs her & throws her to the ground (I thought she had special SOIS training?! CQC? ...999!Snake knew CQC XD).
→Clover says she doesn't want Sigma to die.
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Time:2012-11-06 04:45 am (UTC)
AB Game Round 2 Ally:
→Sigma accepts his death.
→Sigma (& Clover) pick Ally and Dio picks Betray.
→K & Alice pick Betray to Tenmyouji's Ally.
→Phi & Luna pick Ally to Quark's Ally.
→Bracelet Colours:
Not really shown, just a flash and the colours were still the same (I expect it will be shown after Warehouse A ■Lock No.3■ Five minutes of life! though).
→Bracelet Points:
Sigma = -1BP
K & Dio = 9BP
Alice, Tenmyouji, & Clover = 4BP
Luna & Phi = 3BP
→Sigma feels the Soporil β inject & start to take effect (making the top screen all wonky).
→Sigma collapses.
→Dio runs to the 9 Door.
→Sigma manages to get himself to his feet and get to Dio.
→Sigma demands Dio give him the Axelavir as he kept his promise to vote Ally.
→Dio refuses.
→Sigma goes to attack him.
→Dio relents & gives to vial to Sigma, who hands it to Clover.

Warehouse A ■Lock No.3■ Five Minutes Of Life!:
→Sigma collapses again.
→Sigma blots out the rest of the world while he fights to think of something to save himself from Death in 5 minutes (about 4 had passed, and 9 minutes after the Soporil β the turbocurarine is injected).
→Fade to "To Be Continued" (no mention of neostigmine though I have the Clover Ending).


Well that was that. Going to go through Crew Quarters ■Lock No.2■ Is there proof it wasn't murder? now then see what Red Betray is.

Fuck you, Dio.
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Time:2012-11-06 04:47 am (UTC)
OH! Going through Laboratory After Escape opens up Crew Quarters ■Lock No.2■ Is there proof it wasn't murder?! Huzzah!
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Time:2012-11-07 10:34 pm (UTC)
Waiting on the vets' to call me back about Nicki so deciding to do this & start the Magenta route now instead of later.


AB Game Round 2 Betray:
→Clover wonders how Sigma could choose Betray after all he said.
→But says he made the right decision.
→Clover has told Alice about what Dio has done (probably when sheshowed her the Laboratory).
→But that Sigma can trust Alice.
→Sigma (& Clover) pick Betray and Dio picks Betray.
→K (& Alice) pick Betray to Temyouji's Ally.
→Luna & Phi pick Ally to Quark's Ally.
→Dio flies-off at Sigma for choosing Betray.
→Sigma says he cares about Quark, despite it.
→He demands that Dio give him the Axelavir vial.
→He goes to attack Dio.
→Phi stops him.
→Sigma tells them about what Dio did.
→Everyone is pissed-off.
→Dio smashes the Axelavir vial.
→K then runs to the 9 Door and opens it.
→K states that he is doing the most rational thing to help Quark; escaping & contacting help.
→Luna asks why he didn't wait until next Round so Quark could have 9BP and thus K could take him too.
→K says he worries that Quark would get partnered with Dio.
→Clover asks where Alice is.
→K says she is still in the Ambidex Room.
→Says she is collapsed.
→And "...sleeping" (while making that creepy tee-hee face).

Quark Game Over:
→K leaves.
→The 9 Door closes.
→An announcement states that the Nonary Game is over.
→Sigma, Phi, Luna, Dio, Clover, Tenmyouji, Quark, & Alice (if she is still alive) are now trapped in the facility indefinitely.
→Fade to "Game Over".


In other news; I want to bang Phi. I've not spent much time with her though. I realised that it is because she is so similar to Nami from "Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life". Nami is who I always marry, and a character I've consistently had a crush on. Phi voice even sounds like I always expected Nami to sound.

Nami~♥ #HarvestMoon #HMAWL (maybe #NSFW?){via Google Imag... on Twitpic
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Time:2012-11-09 01:49 am (UTC)
K's creepy tee-hee face:
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Time:2012-11-09 01:19 am (UTC)
"It's full of chicken!"

"C'mon... It's poultry guys!"
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Time:2012-11-09 01:25 am (UTC)
This is Dio, by the way:

I think he is a jerk now, but I still love his ridiculous hat~

I wonder what route leads to his End? Maybe he will redeem himself :/

Edited at 2012-11-09 01:28 am (UTC)
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Time:2012-11-14 09:06 pm (UTC)
I thought it was just a joke so I didn't include this, since he's mentioned cats before and not started it (like with Dio & K on the Schrödinger's Cat book, the Treatment Center lion painting, and the lion on the Director's Office computer), but in the Laboratory Sigma starts making bad cat puns/replacing words with cat related terms when they find/are discussing the lion tray. He also does this while in the Crew Quarters with the Schrödinger's Cat book (every time he examines it or Alice asks him about it). And 2 of the Gold Files received in the Crew Quarters explain it. They also offer a probably joke story (since I doubt a world with Morphogenic Field experiments has widely known about magic).

Sigma really liked cats when he was little. There was an abandoned mansion in his town that housed stray cats that people would feed and such. Sigma used to visit every day, and eventually learned he could understand what the cats were saying. A 'magical black cat' told him that it was a gift for being so kind, but that if he told anyone about it he would become cursed. Sigma blabbed, so the cat made it so Sigma could only talk in cat puns. A 'magical white cat' decided that was too harsh so made it so Sigma would only make cat puns while talking about cats.

Sigma explains it is just a verbal or psychological tic he has had since childhood.
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