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Old 08-20-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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Book "The Things"

Base Item: miscellaneous.
Weight: 0.35 lb.

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This book is made from some kind of plastic or composite polymer fabric. Despite it is, definitely, not a paper, you really like the feel of it. The title of the book declares "The Things, by Peter Watts". Printed markings on the cover indicate "Phaeton Publishing" as the publishing company. As well as the year of printing - 130 A.R.; and the place of manufacturing - Selene, Underearth.

The book synopsis says:

"I am being Blair. I escape out the back as the world comes in through the front.

I am being Copper. I am rising from the dead.

I am being Childs. I am guarding the main entrance.

The names don't matter. They are placeholders, nothing more; all biomass is interchangeable. What matters is that these are all that is left of me. The world has burned everything else.

I see myself through the window, loping through the storm, wearing Blair. MacReady has told me to burn Blair if he comes back alone, but MacReady still thinks I am one of him. I am not: I am being Blair, and I am at the door. I am being Childs, and I let myself in. I take brief communion, tendrils writhing forth from my faces, intertwining: I am BlairChilds, exchanging news of the world.

The world has found me out. It has discovered my burrow beneath the tool shed, the half-finished lifeboat cannibalized from the viscera of dead helicopters. The world is busy destroying my means of escape. Then it will come back for me.

There is only one option left. I disintegrate. Being Blair, I go to share the plan with Copper and to feed on the rotting biomass once called Clarke; so many changes in so short a time have dangerously depleted my reserves. Being Childs, I have already consumed what was left of Fuchs and am replenished for the next phase. I sling the flamethrower onto my back and head outside, into the long Antarctic night.

I will go into the storm, and never come back."
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:26 AM   #2
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Item Resource Name: book_the_things
In game model: book_the_things
Ground model: book_the_things
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Item Basic Value (PA, NT, SV, ST, RZ, YZ, GZ): 10, 100, 100, 100, 1, 10, 50
Identification Difficulty Challenge: 5
Unidentified Description: This book is made from some kind of plastic or composite polymer fabric. Despite it is, definitely, not a paper, you really like the feel of it.

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