Comic 115 - Approach the apartment

Posted on 2nd Aug 2017, 8:21 PM in Blood on Mars
Approach the apartment

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Morgenstern 2nd Aug 2017, 8:21 PM edit delete
It has been over one month since Tobu Robotics was hacked. CyberBrains all throughout the city went berserk. Many people were killed, more were injured. However, the incident mostly affected the middle tiers of the city. The upper tiers have more refined, high quality products than Tobu... while the lower tiers can't afford much in the way of Tobu devices.

Three days ago, the perpetrator was caught. The hacker was a 22-year-old named Howler Ferrings. He had been previously fired from Tobu Robotics. The news reports are saying that he used information he acquired during his time at Tobu to take over its CyberBrains from home, via his own computer.

You are Fuse, a 19-year-old from the lower tiers... and you were friends with Howler when you were children. You haven't seen him in a few years, but the reports that Howler was the Tobu hacker have made you suspicious. Howler kept poor company and strange hobbies, hacking among them, but you can't imagine him causing the kind of destruction and suffering that the CyberBrains caused.

You've been scouting the outside of his apartment for the last couple of days. After police showed up to arrest Howler, no other cops have been by. The media made it clear that the investigation is, for all intents and purposes, complete. They are going to try and likely convict Howler for his crimes. You doubt there's anything else at Howler's place that the cops are interested in...

But it all feels wrong, somehow.

You stand before the locked door to Howler's apartment. You have a cellphone and a toolkit with various implements (some of them slightly illegal).

You are also a pyrokinetic.


Wing Eye 2nd Aug 2017, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
If you have the proper tools in your toolkit then pick the lock.
Shrek 2nd Aug 2017, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Check the 'Contacts' app on the phone.