Pg. 10: Square One Point Five

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The engineer’s returned, which means Markesha has to face her coworkers. Whenever Markesha’s about to head out on a job, Toshi has a simple ritual she must follow: touch the pendant of the necklace worn around his wrist They’ve done this for 11 years. Toshi doesn’t think of himself as a superstitious man, but he… Continue reading Pg. 10: Square One Point Five

Pg. 11: Mutual Assistance

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Markesha has several dangerous options, but there’s a clear choice. Let’s say that the proverbial shit has hit the fan and you’ve got to get out of town before daggers decorate your back. The tried and true way is finding room on a trade convoy to your safe destination with the help of a coyote,… Continue reading Pg. 11: Mutual Assistance

Pg. 12: The Determined and the Detained

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Markesha’s on board for the rescue mission, now there’s the minor matter of actually planning it. Located high in the Halo along the Wall, the Lattice is situated on relatively prime real estate for a prison. Given the high profile, joint nature of the Halo Security Forces, this is perhaps not that surprising. After all… Continue reading Pg. 12: The Determined and the Detained

Pg. 13: Primer

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Audrey gives Markesha an overdue formal introduction to the gravity pack, and some important rules to go along with it. Given the number of times Audrey has had to introduce new recruits to her technology the “Rules Speech” (as Link likes to call it) has gone through some significant changes. Originally it was a 73… Continue reading Pg. 13: Primer

Pg. 14: Vented

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Markesha learns more about the Pack while Audrey practices her English (and interpersonal) skills. The Venting feature has been a standard function of the Pack’s design for each iteration. Exactly HOW the pack is vented changed from user to user. Part of the on-boarding process is Audrey and Orson working on the best possible multi… Continue reading Pg. 14: Vented

Pg. 15: Conserved Energy

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Audrey gives Markesha a crash course in the gravity pack power systems, leaving Markesha with something new to think about. With every iteration of the Pack built, Audrey tries to make adjustments beneficial to the user and the team as a whole. Drain rate is one improvement she’s managed to consistently improve. Past versions of… Continue reading Pg. 15: Conserved Energy

Pg. 16: Knock Knock

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Link and Audrey explain the plan for infiltrating the Wall, but Markesha’s got questions. Cut the wall in half and you could read it’s age and structure much like a geologist could read soil. Newer construction is expanded up and around the older structures. Due to simple practicality the Wall had to be smooth on… Continue reading Pg. 16: Knock Knock

Pg. 17: Basic Communication

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Audrey provides an electrifying conclusion to her crash course, and finally makes the apology she’s been dying to make. Given the experimental nature of both the gravity pack and the infiltration suit, Audrey prefers to fabricate each component individually with room for individual modifications as the situation changes. Under normal circumstances, the extensive training and… Continue reading Pg. 17: Basic Communication

Pg. 18: Retrofit

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The gloves are integrated into the suit, but Markesha has one more modification to make. During her time working for Franco’s Delivery Service, Markesha was never a fan of Franco’s unique method of advertising. Advertisements for the shop were spray-painted onto any empty flat surface Franco could find. When deliveries were slow, runners were sent… Continue reading Pg. 18: Retrofit