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February 23rd, 2012, 11:40 am

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“For five years this laboratory has been my life. My skin has grown pale from a life lived mostly underground. But things are changing. More and more important visitors are coming to the facility and whispering to each other in urgent voices. There are rumors of war in Cuba, China and even against Spain.

Our training has taken on a darker hue as well. Last month Galen started talking about using “live targets.” Some of the military officers purposed using local criminals or Chinese workers as targets for the homunculi to train against. Predictably, Amanda was in favor of both suggestions. Eventually calmer heads prevailed and Galen agreed to use mannequins of A-tissue fitted over steel frames. These were simple automatons with no will or mind of their own. They were wholly dependent on a neuromancer to run them and they would degenerate after only a few hours. Still, they did seems to make suitable training partners.

[...] has clearly changed. “Loyalty” is on everyone’s lips and [...] suffocating. While Adam is the top performing unit in the [...] am being shut out of important discussions and decisions and I don’t know why. While attempting to keep [...] at bay, it has become prudent to think about my life outside [...] how to best insure it.

[...] started to talk this over with Adam, in general terms. He is [...] ways of hiding that loyalty, [...] detected by any passing [...] taught him some very simple phrases that will help him to remembers [...] catechism of our friendship if you will. [...] never hear my lips [...] what will happen after I do.”

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User Comments

I thought IX was 9 and XI was 11?

CottonCandyPants on April 28th, 2012, 9:57 pm

You're right, it should be IX instead of XI. Easy enough to look over in favor of a great comic though :D

maddoraptor on May 10th, 2012, 8:52 am