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This is a transcript for dialogue with Scribe Ibsen.


GREETING GREETING Neutral 50 I'll track the virus from over here. You just concentrate on locating the terminals hosting it. 1
GREETING Neutral 50 {Flustered} Look, this isn't a great {time} ti- oh, what the hell, it's not like we're making any progress. I'm Ibsen, and I hope your day is going better than mine is. 2
GREETING Neutral 50 Did you want to try isolating the virus? 3
GREETING Neutral 50 You actually did it! If you don't mind my saying so, I didn't think you had a chance in hell of pulling it off. 4
Neutral 50 But I'm glad to be wrong for once! Thank you, my friend. Please, feel free to access the datastore at your leisure. 5
Neutral 50 I'm only allowed to give you access to non-classified topics, but it's better than nothing, right? 6
GREETING Neutral 50 Hello again, my friend. I hope you've been finding the information in the datastore useful. 7
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic000 Something wrong? Neutral 50 Yeah, I'm in charge of keeping this data system up and running, but accessing it is a little, ah, touch and go at the moment. 8
Why's that?
Why's that? Neutral 50 One of our exploratory patrols - back when we had exploratory patrols - found a data disc in some ruins out in the waste. 9
Neutral 50 Well, we finally got around to cataloging the damn thing and got shut out of our own datastore the second it loaded. Turns out it had a virus on it. 10
Why no more patrols?
Why aren't there any patrols anymore? Neutral 50 Oh, there are patrols. Just not exploratory ones. We've been in a state of lockdown for... well, let's just say it's been a while. 11
Neutral 50 The only time anyone gets to go topside is guard duty. Or to gather provisions. Other than that, it's steel walls and fluorescent lights for us. 12
That's terrible.
That's horrible. Neutral 50 Nah, it's not so bad. The world outside isn't exactly a paradise, you know? Still, you can only breathe recirculated air for so long. 13
Neutral 50 We've got more than a few people in here who are going a little stir crazy. 14
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic004 A virus? Neutral 50 Yeah, some Pre-War jackass with too much time on his hands apparently decided to inflict his misery on those around him. 15
Neutral 50 It's scrambling all the terminals here at the moment. Luckily, we only use this section for storing historical data. 16
Anything I can do?
Anything I can do to help? Neutral 50 I suppose it couldn't hurt to get another pair of eyes on this. Maybe you'll be able to come up with something coming at it fresh. 17
Neutral 50 While the entire system is infected, the virus itself is spread across three terminals. The problem is that it keeps moving periodically. 18
Neutral 50 We'll have it nailed down in a terminal or two, only to have it jump to another set of terminals before we locate the third. 19
{Ask Ibsen about Hardin trying to become Elder}
What do you think of Hardin trying to get McNamara dismissed? Neutral 50 {Testy, Frustrated} I don't have time to think about silly things like politics right now. My main concern right now is getting this blasted datastore up and running. 20
Now that the datastore is fixed, what do you think of Hardin trying to get McNamara dismissed? Neutral 50 I can understand how the man might be frustrated by the current situation. He's a take-charge sort of fellow. Standing around's not his strong suit. 21
Neutral 50 I myself often wish we could end this interminable stasis and begin moving forward again. 22
What do I do?
What do I need to do? Neutral 50 You'll need to locate it on three different terminals in this area in one minute. Any longer and it'll jump, and you'll have to start all over. 23
Neutral 50 Locating the virus would probably be nearly impossible, but the pompous little bastard that wrote it made things a little easier for us. 24
Neutral 50 Normally, terminals infected by the virus just display gibberish, but we found that terminals the virus moved to had some real data passed to them. 25
Neutral 50 We were able to decrypt the data and discovered that it was just messages from the virus's writer, taunting his victims. 26
Neutral 50 When you find terminals with those messages, lock them down and move on. Find three of them before the virus jumps, and we'll wipe the damn thing. 27
Why the lockdown?
Why the lockdown? Neutral 50 That's... not really for me to say. It's a bit of a touchy subject. You should probably forget I mentioned it. 28
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic009 I have to be going. Neutral 50 Please, don't let me stop you. I know what it's like to have a lot on your mind. 29
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic010 I've had better. Neutral 50 You and me both. The Elder wants this data store operational pronto, but it doesn't look like the damn thing will be working anytime soon. 30
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic011 Need any help? Neutral 50 I could use some assistance, sure, but I highly doubt you have the technical background to help us deal with this virus. 31
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic015 I'll give it a try, then. Neutral 50 Best of luck to you. I'll tell the others to take a break so they don't get in your way. Oh, and I'll keep track of when it jumps for you. 32
Neutral 50 To maximize your chances, wait for my signal before you begin. 33
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic016 Sounds complicated. I'll leave you to it. Neutral 50 We'll get it eventually, but it's frustrating that it's taking so long. 34
{ Science >= 70 }
Can the virus's files be partitioned so read-access is only provided by the kernel administrator? Neutral 50 [SUCCEEDED] What? No, that... that's brilliant! It would let us seal a portion of the virus to a particular terminal, even when the other parts move. 35
You could just delete all the files. That would get rid of the virus, right? Neutral 50 [FAILED] Along with all of the crucial data contained within. That'd be like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. 36
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic018 Maybe I'll try another time. Neutral 50 I'm almost out of ideas, so you'd be more than welcome to. 37
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic019 Yes. Neutral 50 All right. I'll monitor when it jumps. When I give the signal, start checking terminals. 38
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic020 Perhaps another time. Neutral 50 We'll continue our own efforts in the meantime. 39
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic021 Not right now. I want to ask you a few questions. Neutral 50 I suppose I could take a small break, but I can only spare a little time. Ask away. 40
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic022 What kind of information is in the datastore? Neutral 50 {Excited, this is his favorite subject} Oh, all kinds of things! There was already information regarding the layout and systems of this bunker, but we've since added our own data as well. 41
Neutral 50 Prior to the lockdown, we had extensively scouted the surrounding area, and compiled dossiers on nearby points of interest. 42
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic023 About the virus... Neutral 50 Yes, did you have an idea that might help us? 43
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic024 No, it's nothing. Neutral 50 I do that all the time myself. One moment I'll think I've solved the conundrum, and the next I'm back to square one. Don't let it bother you. 44
Neutral 50 Was there something else you wanted? 45
VDialogueHiddenValleyHVScribeIbsenTopic025 How do I get access to more topics in the datastore? Neutral 50 Well, you'd have to get a senior-level member of the chapter to unlock a topic for you. I've given you access to what I can, but that's not much. 46
Neutral 50 The majority of topics fall under Ramos's aegis, since they'd constitute a security risk. Good luck getting anything out of him. 47
Neutral 50 You might have better luck with another member of the senior staff. Try talking to them about it. 48


HVIbsenTenSeconds HVIbsenTenSeconds Neutral 50 Ten seconds! 49
HVIbsenThirtySeconds HVIbsenThirtySeconds Neutral 50 Thirty seconds left! 50
HVIbsenVeronica HVIbsenVeronica Neutral 50 Hmm? Oh, it's you, Veronica. 51
HVIbsenVeronica Neutral 50 Yes, yes. 52
HVIbsenVirusEnd HVIbsenVirusEnd Neutral 50 Damn, it's jumped! I thought we might have had it that time. 53
HVIbsenVirusStart HVIbsenVirusStart Neutral 50 The virus just jumped! Find which terminals it went to! 54
HVIbsenVirusWiped HVIbsenVirusWiped Neutral 50 That's it! We got it! The virus has been purged! 55