I managed to play out the second level of the Bore IV pacification game this evening which sees Inquisitor Fisher delving into the main prison level of the Imperial facility in search of the cause of the outbreak of violence and attempt to find clues as to how the convicts managed to escape the supposedly secure fortified prison.
Fisher has secured the upper level of the prison and her security teams are spreading out, looking for survivors and pacifying any prisoners they encounter.
Before proceeding down to the second level of the prison, Fisher interviews the prison warden, John Parliament. He states that he was awoken in the middle of the night when the prisons alarms began sounding. Rushing to the control centre on the upper floor he says that the systems went down across the whole prison, the Cyclo control unit that all the prisoners are implanted with failed to activate and for the next 72 hours chaos reigned as the incarcerated criminals ran amok.
Fortunately only a small number managed to get up to the first level but their sheer ferocity overwhelmed this guard force by sheer weight of frenzied numbers and he was forced to lock the control centre down with his personal security code which still seemed to be somewhat effective as it not only locked the security doors on the upper level but also sealed off the elevator. He further claims that his next step was to send out a distress call and await rescue.
Despite his insistence that he doesn't know what caused the near complete breakdown of the security systems, Fisher suspects that Parliament is concealing something and orders Vash to begin a technical diagnosis of the prison systems. Vash soon reports that while the environmental and power systems are online, he cannot gain access to much of the system without going to Engineering on level 3.
Further interviews with Parliament reveal that during the riot six individuals managed to escape the prison aboard a supply shuttle and as yet he cannot confirm who was aboard until the security systems go back online.
Fisher turns her attention to the other inhabitants of the room. The first is a prison guard who identifies himself as Thornton. He wears a thousand yard stare and quietly answers Fishers probing questions. He doesn't know what happened but was stationed on level 2 when all hell broke out and the prisoners turned on the guards and one another. Fighting a desperate retreat, Thornton and his colleagues managed to reach the elevator and make a run for the safety of the control centre but only Thornton made it. He perks up when he learns that Fisher intends to travel down to level 2 to seek answers and volunteers to accompany her.
Turning her attention to the final person in the room, Fisher sees a blue skinned and heavily cyborgised individual. He appears to be almost catatonic and will only mutter "I want to go home" over and over. Parliament identifies the man as Covenant, a mind wiped prisoner who is used to communicate direct with the prisons systems but the man has been in this condition since the opening moments of the chaos.
The interviews complete, Fisher decides to relieve Parliament of his duties and confines him to his quarters. Whatever else, the man has obviously been derelict in his duty to the Imperium and Fisher has a niggling suspicion that somehow he is connected with the prison riot and the escape.
Ordering Vash to stay in the control centre and begin a full diagnostic search for any information she sets off to the great elevator that will take her down to level 2 of the prison and hopefully to the answers she seeks.
|Geralt, Fisher and Thornton|
The scenario requires Fisher to investigate the level in search of clues which will reveal what happened in the prison, who escaped and what caused it.
Level 2 of the prison is laid out in a T shape with Fisher and co entering from the south from the elevator into the entry hall. North of the entry hall is the main communal area of the cell block and connected to it to the west lies a storage area and shower block while to the east is the sleeping quarters.