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82. The Project:

Genetic engineering, the cornerstone of the new progressive age of human augmentation, has taken a turn for the worse. Recent leaks from several prominant corporations have revealed to the public the ruthless and inhumane treatment of human test subjects. In response to the wave of bad press and the threat of lost markets, many major Megacorps have claimed to have shut down their genetic research branches. But still rumors abound of research taking place, some more brutal than ever. If you could uncover a corporate lab, or even proof that there was one, you could really make a name for yourself.

HINT: Chat about with the people, NPCs are more helpful than any qinfo.

Search in the Realm of Science

Thinking : (5/10)
Exploring : (7/10)
Fighting : (5/10)

Quest Point Value : 55
Designed for Levels: 35+
Created by : Nanook
Once per Reboot : No

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Quest Notes (last solved and updated: May 2021)

AREA NAME: Mars [Nanook]
Monster class range since inception: 7,688 to 32,538

From Science:
Step 1: <enter; u; 4n; d; 2n; 11w; nw>

Step 2: <2w; 2n; compound; 3n>

Step 3: <say mars>
The messenger says: Cytel bought the exclusive rights to mine the Martian colony. The deal lasts for another decade so the company stands to make a killing for its investors. It should also help the other fledgling branches of Cytel, like their bioengineering and weapons research departments.

Step 4: <say cytel>
The messenger says: Cytel's one of the largest mining operation on Earth now thanks to their exclusive mining rights to the Martian colony. They're the sole source of turbidium and several other ores that the military craves for their weapons.

Step 5: <say turbidium>
The messenger says: The current keystone product of the Martian mines is turbidium. The ore just doesn't exist on Earth, so whoever can supply it will stand to make a fortune. Cytel shelled out serious dollars to get exclusive rights to the Martian mines. I hear they plan on breaking into the genetics and bioengineering fields with the profits.

Step 6: <n; board shuttle> . . . wait

Step 7: <exit> Now you'll need to locate the correct ID card. It has been found on people as well as inside a desk. It should read, "A small security symbol is emblazoned upon the front of the card also." in the description. Kill everyone with an ID card, and feel free to speak with the named individuals (such as Nathan Hines) for some backstory of the area as well.
Location 1 of ID Card: From shuttle - <2sw; w; sw; w; d; 2w; sw; nw; n; nw; n; nw; enter; w; kill man; get card> It was found on 'A tired looking man' inside the Smoke House.
  19k : A tired looking man

Location 2 of ID Card: From shuttle - <2sw; w; sw; w; d; 2w; sw; nw; n; nw; n; nw; n; ne; enter; stairs; search desk; get card> It was found in the upstairs room of the tavern.

Step 8: Also while roaming the area, <kill shutterbug> until you obtain a camcorder.
  11k : A wandering shutterbug
- <get camcorder>

Step 9: Once you've acquired the camcorder and the proper ID card, you'll need to make your way to the mines in order to search for the secret laboratory. There are two different mines and it may be possible that the secret laboratory moves between either one. At the time of this quest (and the previous qinfo), the secret laboratory was in the mines accessible via the surface of Mars, Location 1. However, a second location has been found and listed below as well.

Mines Location 1: Directions from shuttle - <2sw; w; sw; w; d; 2w; 2sw; 5s; 2e; s; buy suit; wear suit; out; 2w; n; 2w; s; press button; airlock; press surface; outside; 5w; 2n; e; press button; airlock; push mines; inside>

Step 9-1.2: Now that you've entered the mines, you'll need to locate the laboratory. <n; nw; n; 3ne; n; kill guard>
  27k : A cytel mining guard
  26k : A cytel mining guard
  28k : A cytel mining guard


Step 9-1.3: <swipe card> As soon as you enter the laboratory, aggressive orderlies will attack you.

Step 9-1.4: <n; kill orderly>
  9k : An overzealous orderly
  9k : An overzealous orderly
  15k : An overzealous orderly


Step 9-1.5: <kill gnolwrite>
  55k : Dr. Gnolwrite, the Cytel bioengineer


Step 9-1.6: <e; search disks; get disk>

Step 9-1.7: <w; n; record; look at pit; end>

Step 9-1.8: Take your evidence to the news reporter - <3s; 3sw; s; se; s; push button; airlock; push surface; outside; w; 2s; 5e; push button; airlock; push colony; inside; 2n; ne; 3e; enter>

Mines Location 2: Directions from shuttle - <2sw; w; sw; w; d; 2w; 2sw; 5s; 2e; s; buy suit; wear suit; out; 3n; 2w; 2n; 2ne; 2e; u; e; ne; nw; n; push button; w; push down; e>

Step 9-2.2: Now that you've entered the mines, you'll need to locate the laboratory. <2s; e; se; s; 2se; s; sw; se; s; sw; kill guard>
  27k : A cytel mining guard
  26k : A cytel mining guard
  28k : A cytel mining guard


Step 9-2.3: <swipe card> As soon as you enter the laboratory, aggressive orderlies will attack you.

Step 9-2.4: <n; kill orderly>
  9k : An overzealous orderly
  9k : An overzealous orderly
  15k : An overzealous orderly


Step 9-2.5: <kill gnolwrite>
  55k : Dr. Gnolwrite, the Cytel bioengineer


Step 9-2.6: <e; search disks; get disk>

Step 9-2.7: <w; n; record; look at pit; end>

Step 9-2.8: Take your evidence to the news reporter - <2s; e; ne; n; nw; ne; n; 2nw; n; nw; w; 2n; push button; w; push up; e; s; se; sw; w; d; 2w; 2sw; 2s; 2e; enter>

As soon as you enter the room, she'll take the evidence.
Sarah says: NEWS! You've brought us enough proof to go system wide with this broadcast! We'll plaster this stuff all over the airwaves! Every network will carry it! This is sure gonna send the ratings through the roof!

Sarah grabs the camcorder and data chip from you and hurries them off to the news room.


A mudwide message will appear:
You stand shocked and in awe at the atrocities revealed by Locrian's expert investigative reporting.


DONE!

To get back to Science:
Step 1: <out; 2w; 2n; 2ne; 2e; u; 5e; board shuttle> . . .wait
Step 2: <exit; s; 3se; e; board shuttle> . . .wait <exit; 2d; out>