Hidden Break Room



Encounter Conditions

Discover the break room in the Soothing Stacks?

Initial Text

You make your way to the guards' hidden break room. It's fairly impressive in its way: even though its hidden in the space between several bookshelves and cobbled together out of scavenged office supplies, it almost looks like a real break room.

Two guards sit with the helmets off, drinking coffee and chatting. They don't seem to have noticed you yet, but there's not much else to look at.

Or, at high alert:

You make your way to the guards' hidden break room. It's secreted between four bookshelves, full of all the amenities of… a normal corporate break room. Really, it's impressive how normal they managed to make it, considering the location.

There aren't any guards here at the moment, which makes a fair deal of sense.

Summary of Choices

  1. Charge in (At low alert) - Fight 1-2 Midgard Heavy Guard (Unarmed), Evil (1)
  2. Stroll in (At low alert) - Fight 2 Midgard Heavy Guards (Unarmed) or gain cup of joe if in Heavy Midgard Security outfit
  3. Grab some stuff (At high alert) - gain 2-3 of egg salad sandwich, Lattes! breakfast sandwich, 2-3 cups of Joe
  4. Grab a nap (At high alert) - gain 25 HP
  5. Check out the files - Information
  6. Grab differentiation papers After talking to the Heart Rate Monitor Malfunction guards - fight 2 Midgard Heavy Guards (Unarmed) and gain cellular differentiation papers, or at high alert, just take the papers
  7. Pull Slags documents (After checking out the files, on Hel's quest) - Fight 2 Midgard Heavy Guards (Unarmed), or at high alert gain Slags chemical study
  8. Back away - Walk Away

Choice Text and Results

Charge in (Evil (1))

With enough Stealth Power (seems semi-random, possibly dependant on alert levels. With 9 SP, I got {1 guard fight, 2 guard fight, 1 guard fight} in succession.):

You ambush the first guard easily, killing him before he gets his helmet on. The other, however, gets suited up and stands to defend their hidey-hole.

(Fight 1 Midgard Heavy Guard (Unarmed))

(anything if you win??)

Sometimes, with Midgard security outfit on (no Stealth Power is required, but maybe helps?):

The guards are surprised enough by your apparent betrayal that you're able to kill one of them before he gets his helmet on. The other takes the moment to slip into his and prepare for battle.

(Fight 1 Midgard Heavy Guard (Unarmed))


The guards drop their coffee and rise to push you back from their hidey-hole.

(Fight 2 Midgard Heavy Guard (Unarmed))

And if you win:
You manage to take care of the guards before reinforcements arrive.

Stroll in

You stroll in, giving the guards plenty of time to get on their helmets and call for backup. It's just sporting, after all.

(Fight 2 Midgard Heavy Guard (Unarmed), gain extra 3 XP in Will, win or lose.)

Or, in Midgard Security outfit:

You share a pleasant enough conversation while pouring yourself a cup of coffee. Once they realize you're not taking off your helmet, however, you manage a hasty retreat.

You found: cup of Joe

Grab some stuff

Despite the exotic location of their hidey-hole, the guards here don't seem to have particularly high ideas about food or beverages. You empty the coffee pot and grab a couple sandwiches from the fridge.

You found: 2-3 of egg salad sandwich, Lattes! breakfast sandwich
You found: 2-3 cups of Joe

Grab a nap

You take the opportunity to find a nice spot under a bookshelf and rest. Between the silence and the smell of old paper, it's surprisingly restful.

You regain 25 hit points!

Check out the files


You look over the records for as long as the guards' wandering eyes will let you. Only a few things are covered: drone sales, psychological evaluations, chemical studies, and legal findings.

But each topic forms a wall of the breakroom, providing far more text than you have any interest in or ability to digest.

Or, with Hel as your contact:

You take a quick glance at the files, identifying several stacks of chemical studies around the Slags. The guards start eyeing you before you can grab them, however.

Grab differentiation papers

At low alert:

You start grabbing files, but the guards stand up. "Hey, those are ours!"

Although it's a little ironic they don't consider those files Midgard's, the guards seem entirely serious about preventing you from taking them.

(Fight 2 Midgard Heavy Guard (Unarmed), and in addition to normal results if you win:)

With them out of the way, you gather the files.

You found: cellular differentiation papers

At high alert:

Nobody's around at the moment, so it's a simple matter to collect the files. The only real surprise is the sheer number of them.

The guards didn't seem to have any more idea than you, so the collected documents don't have any real rhyme or reason.

You found: cellular differentiation papers

Pull Slags documents

The guards don't seem to mind you browsing too much, but helmet up as soon as you start reaching for things.

(Fight 2 Midgard Heavy Guard (Unarmed))

Or, at high alert:

Now that the guards are gone, it's a simple matter to grab the papers.

You found: Slags chemical study

Back away

Yeah, you don't really need a break right now.

(Walk away)

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