Comic 981 - Go hug Tesla

Posted on 30th Apr 2018, 8:55 PM in Hope
Go hug Tesla

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Morgenstern 30th Apr 2018, 8:55 PM edit delete
Now in ghost form, you head to the archive room. Tesla seems slightly startled by your appearance.

"A... are you alright...?"

You explain to her that, yes, you totally did this on purpose. In an effort to help Faraday, you've figured out how to... ghost yourself. Basically.

You also ask if she'd be okay with a hug now that it definitely won't hurt you.

Tesla approaches, still a bit hesitantly... but finally works up the courage to hug you. You hug her back.

She holds on for... a while.

When she finally relinquishes the hug, you ask her (and Faraday) why they have... er, color, while you still look pretty ghostly.

"It was the machine the scientists used," Faraday answers from her monitor. Her voice still has a... strange, multi-faceted echo to it. "We used to look like you do."

Tesla nods.

You suspect they mean the device at the back of the bunker, the one that was used for Experiment Odin... and Incident F. It seems that, even with as strong an imprint as the girls were, the most they could reach without help was your current form. Using the device to replicate Experiment Odin would make your imprint form more like Tesla's.


rufiangel 30th Apr 2018, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Oh boy... replicating Project Odin, huh.

Do we need help attempting that or can we just do that on our own? ._.
Wote 30th Apr 2018, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
The better question is "can we get back in our body if we try it", I think. :P
rufiangel 30th Apr 2018, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
I guess the library entity hinted we could if I remember correctly, though I could be wildly off in my interpretation of it. ^_^;;
Blue_Elite 30th Apr 2018, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
Huh, this is actually a good point. If we do to us exactly what was done to Faraday and then find a way to condense ourself back into our body, we should be able to instruct Faraday how to do something likewise (but not exactly as she would be going to a ghost body, not a meat body).
pkrankow 30th Apr 2018, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
Istyatur 30th Apr 2018, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
I also think it would be possible; though i would hesitate to do it twice. After all, our body should be able to take a bit more than a normal human.
lil Joshu 1st May 2018, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
@Blue_Elite Unless we make a golem for a meat body.
Blue_Elite 30th Apr 2018, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
D'awwww, I bet that was the first time Tesla has ever hugged someone (while in ghost form anyway).

We should ask if they know how/what was done to them and try it ourselves. As long as we only replicate Project Odin and don't go into Incident F levels, that should be good for figuring out how to go back into our body after being overcharged (but not over-overcharge; we might want to wait until we're in better shape before tackling THAT challenge).
Wote 30th Apr 2018, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
So, I did a little digging and noticed this was one of our Geoangular Control spells:

"A small ritual that lets you conjure a ghost. The book puts it in very esoteric, mystical terms... but from what you know about imprints, it seems to temporarily bestow more power to a faint imprint. Like a weaker, short lived version of Experiment Odin--it takes a ghost that can't fully manifest, and lets them manifest properly to deliver a message."

My suggestion is that we use this ritual on our projection and try to get back into our body while under the effects. If it works, great, we can Odin ourselves. If it doesn't, then the effects will wear off and let us hop back in and we'll know to leave that shit alone.
pkrankow 30th Apr 2018, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
I think this is a valid idea. Practice and all. So who is going to set it up?

We have assurances of a library that we can pull this off.
Swagner 30th Apr 2018, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Jane and/or mini-Jane should be enough. It's the same ritual we used to learn about Rhetoric Delta, Finch and Fuse set it up pretty quickly the first time Jane projected.
lil Joshu 1st May 2018, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Seems like a good plan.
Reiko Lupus 30th Apr 2018, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
No. Nothing of strenghtening our Ghost form without thinking about it. In the worst case, we'll be unable to return to our body.
If we are going to do this, then First we need to ask the Tradesmen about this.
undeadDreamer 1st May 2018, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
Go for it. Worst case scenario Red has to pilot the body for a while.