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    Sean looks at the terminal for any means to enter the response, presumably a keyboard, either separate or on-screen. Assuming there is one, he enters the following message: "Sean Pires, formerly Shelter 44 scout, now leading a group of local enforcement powers. We are after the previous group of trespassers seeking to capture or eradicate them and gater any material evidence they might have with them. Permission is hereby sought to get updated on their status and to enter to extract any remains.".

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    As Richard reads the monitor, a thought comes to mind. "Maybe it's worth mentioning that I was a security officer in 44. The Shelters seem tied in some way or another, so my old credentials might have some effect here."

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-b View Post
    Sean looks at the terminal for any means to enter the response, presumably a keyboard, either separate or on-screen. Assuming there is one, he enters the following message: "Sean Pires, formerly Shelter 44 scout, now leading a group of local enforcement powers. We are after the previous group of trespassers seeking to capture or eradicate them and gater any material evidence they might have with them. Permission is hereby sought to get updated on their status and to enter to extract any remains.".
    The computer does indeed have a keyboard. And a reply function.

    The response on the other end pops up on the screen;
    "SHELTER 44 INHABITANTS AND STAFF ARE GUILTY OF HIGH TREASON. IDENTIFY LOCAL ENFORCEMENT POWERS. PREVIOUS GROUP OF TRESPASSERS ELIMINATED. MATERIAL EVIDENCE DENIED WITHOUT PROOF OF PROPER AUTHORITY. DO NOT ENTER SHELTER UNLESS PERMISSION GRANTED."
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    "...never mind. Treason, huh? Guess that confirms that they know about what's going on out here." Richard looks over at the rangers with them. "Does your organisation have ties to a group of rangers from the old world, or did you just pick a good name? If the former, might be useful here. If the latter, I've got nothing."

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    "Hm." Sean does enter it exactly as "Hm.", then proceeds to type more. "I don't remember being involved in any high treason. At least not to my knowledge. Maybe it happened before I entered service or even before my lifetime?" Sean enters three dates with comments to say which is which: the date he was born, the year he started training and the year he was commissioned as a scout. "In any case, have been exiled from there, so no longer affiliated."

    "The local enforcement powers are militia called Vermont Rangers. They patrol the roads of the state and keep them safe for the public. They have been authorized for this mission by the intelligence division of Gunmetal, which is a city tracing back to Shelter 55, but the authorization was sort of informal, so I'm not sure if you'd call it "proper". Maybe they have something more formal and permanent with them, I'll check. What are entities issuing the authorizations you will accept? Would those by shelters 33, 55 or 66 be any good for this purpose?"

    "Affirmative on not entering Shelter. Do you mind if we take the raider's supplies from these entrance rooms before they start to rot? Do your people need any assistance from the outside? We would be willing to help if we are able. Can we contact you over the radio? We are able to use encrypted text channel if that's what you would prefer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-b View Post
    "Hm." Sean does enter it exactly as "Hm.", then proceeds to type more. "I don't remember being involved in any high treason. At least not to my knowledge. Maybe it happened before I entered service or even before my lifetime?" Sean enters three dates with comments to say which is which: the date he was born, the year he started training and the year he was commissioned as a scout. "In any case, have been exiled from there, so no longer affiliated."

    "The local enforcement powers are militia called Vermont Rangers. They patrol the roads of the state and keep them safe for the public. They have been authorized for this mission by the intelligence division of Gunmetal, which is a city tracing back to Shelter 55, but the authorization was sort of informal, so I'm not sure if you'd call it "proper". Maybe they have something more formal and permanent with them, I'll check. What are entities issuing the authorizations you will accept? Would those by shelters 33, 55 or 66 be any good for this purpose?"

    "Affirmative on not entering Shelter. Do you mind if we take the raider's supplies from these entrance rooms before they start to rot? Do your people need any assistance from the outside? We would be willing to help if we are able. Can we contact you over the radio? We are able to use encrypted text channel if that's what you would prefer."
    The person on the other end sends back a reply;
    "SHELTER 44 OVERSEER DECLARED GUILTY OF TREASON 121 YEARS AGO. ENTIRE SHELTER DECLARED ENEMY OF STATE. IF EXILE, MAY CLEAR OF CHARGES. NEED FURTHER INFORMATION."

    The information about the Rangers gets a better reaction;
    "SHELTER 55, 33, & 66 NOT TREASON. ENTER SERIAL NUMBER OF COMMANDING OFFICER TO CONFIRM STATUS? MATERIAL EVIDENCE NOT REQUIRED. ASSISTANCE NOT NEEDED. HOWEVER, NOT ALLOWED GIVE AID TO TREASON."

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    "...never mind. Treason, huh? Guess that confirms that they know about what's going on out here." Richard looks over at the rangers with them. "Does your organisation have ties to a group of rangers from the old world, or did you just pick a good name? If the former, might be useful here. If the latter, I've got nothing."
    The Vermont Rangers are a militia descended from an Old World US Army base. Maybe the person on the other end sending messages would recognise that authority?

    The last message from the computer comes through;
    "RADIO CONTACT APPROVED."
    The message then lists a radio frequency...

    When the exiles tune to that frequency, they receive a reply...from a text-to-audio machine.
    "RECEIVING RADIO CONTACT, ALLEGED SHELTER 44 EXILES AND VERMONT RANGERS. IDENTIFY COMMANDING OFFICER, SEND SERIAL NUMBER."

    Major Chalmers co-operates, although it takes him giving details of his superiors before the machine voice on the other end is satisfied.
    "VERMONT RANGERS ACCEPTED AS AUTHORIZED MILITARY PRESENCE. CONFIRMED STATUS. ALLEGED SHELTER 44 EXILES, BE ADVISED YOUR SHELTER IS WANTED FOR TREASON DUE TO ACTIONS OF OVERSEER. PLEASE CONFIRM?"
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    Sean replies. "Confirmed. Any specific actions required of us because of that? I assume we are not to cooperate with Shelter 44, but other than that? Can we enter this shelter on the guarantee of Vermont Rangers or would you prefer we stay out of it? We can try to provide more information, within the limits of our knowledge, if that makes any difference."

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    Voice channel is good to have, but can we also use text channel? This might affect the range over which we can talk to this counterparty in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-b View Post
    Sean replies. "Confirmed. Any specific actions required of us because of that? I assume we are not to cooperate with Shelter 44, but other than that? Can we enter this shelter on the guarantee of Vermont Rangers or would you prefer we stay out of it? We can try to provide more information, within the limits of our knowledge, if that makes any difference."

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    The reply over the radio comes right away;
    "PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SHELTER. PLEASE INPUT NAME AND BIOGRAPHY OF CURRENT SHELTER 44 OVERSEER. PLEASE EXPLAIN MOTIVATION BEHIND SHELTER 44 BETRAYAL. PLEASE EXPLAIN REASON FOR EXILE FROM SHELTER 44. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION."

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    Sean enters the reply: "The current overseer is [First Name] Mailer. A notable feature that I do know about is a neck tattoo that she has: it's number 44 plus a serial number. The gangs we are currantly facing also have neck tattoos. History in general and of the overseer in particular are suppressed in the Shelter, so I don't know much of it, only that Mailer has been the overseer for my whole self-conscious life. It is not taught that the Shelter is in a state of treason or rebellion, just that the contact with the other Shelters was lost for some unspecified reason. I was a scout, but had standing orders to avoid the contacts with outside population. Four of us were exiled in one event. The reasons were not officially disclosed. We thought it was a sort of punishment for what we did, even if that sort of punishment seemed unusual, it might be argued somewhat reasonable. I, for one, failed to prevent an outbreak of disease in the scouting party I've lead. Tariq here blew up his apartments and Richard was in vocal opposition against isolationism. I do not know what the fourth exile's hypothesis was, I don't believe she told us. We now strongly suspect these were not the true reasons, at least not the first two, but we don't have solid proofs or anything." Sean also enters as much about Overseer Mailer as he knows, but this, unfortunately, does not constitute a "biography".

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    What does Sean know about Overseer Mailer? Full name and maybe a regularly celebrated birthday would be a start, but allso other relevant info. Neck tattoo serial number maybe, if it is known. Sean is providing this info, but I want to know it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-b View Post
    Sean enters the reply: "The current overseer is [First Name] Mailer. A notable feature that I do know about is a neck tattoo that she has: it's number 44 plus a serial number. The gangs we are currantly facing also have neck tattoos. History in general and of the overseer in particular are suppressed in the Shelter, so I don't know much of it, only that Mailer has been the overseer for my whole self-conscious life. It is not taught that the Shelter is in a state of treason or rebellion, just that the contact with the other Shelters was lost for some unspecified reason. I was a scout, but had standing orders to avoid the contacts with outside population. Four of us were exiled in one event. The reasons were not officially disclosed. We thought it was a sort of punishment for what we did, even if that sort of punishment seemed unusual, it might be argued somewhat reasonable. I, for one, failed to prevent an outbreak of disease in the scouting party I've lead. Tariq here blew up his apartments and Richard was in vocal opposition against isolationism. I do not know what the fourth exile's hypothesis was, I don't believe she told us. We now strongly suspect these were not the true reasons, at least not the first two, but we don't have solid proofs or anything." Sean also enters as much about Overseer Mailer as he knows, but this, unfortunately, does not constitute a "biography".

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    Yes, he does know Overseer Mailer's first name (Sarah), birthday (13 July), a designation number (4R5-67113-02) and so on.


    The reply is...confusing (or enlightening);
    "ERROR, YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT SHELTER 44 OVERSEER CANNOT BE ACCURATE. OVERSEER SARAH MAILER WAS THE RECORDED OVERSEER OF SHELTER 44 AT THE TIME OF THE ORIGINAL TREASON CHARGE, AND WAS FOUND GUILTY OF INSTIGATING THE CRIME. ALL RECORDS OF OVERSEER SARAH MAILER MATCH THE DETAILS OF THE OVERSEER YOU HAVE PROVIDED. THIS CANNOT BE FACTUAL, HUMAN BEINGS DO NOT LIVE OVER 121 YEARS, OVERSEER SARAH MAILER IS BELIEVED TO BE DEAD, ALBEIT STATUS IS NOT CONFIRMED. SHELTER 44 DID NOT LOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER SHELTERS, THE AUTHORITIES OF THE SHELTER ATTEMPTED TO ELIMINATE AND/OR ENSLAVE THE INHABITANTS AND STAFF OF OTHER SHELTERS, IN A TREASONOUS ATTEMPT TO USURP THE SHELTER SYSTEM, COMMITTING AN ILLEGAL ACT OF WAR AGAINTS UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. SHELTER 44 STAFF ARE GUILTY OF SABOTAGING SHELTER COMMUNICATIONS, AMONG OTHER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE."
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