オリバーの研究所

pac4.pngP.A. シャポー(P.A. Chapeau)
2016/12/08 17:46:38
アコライトの計らいによって、ハンク・ジョンソンはオリバー・リントン=ウルフがテクトゥルフ研究を進めていた部屋を訪れた。

ハンク・ジョンソン:
細かな経緯を明かすつもりはないが、アコライトと落ち合い、モイヤー・テクトゥルフのあった施設へ連れて行かれた。そこはデヴラの語っていた場所に酷似していたよ。

様々な時代のものが散乱していた。考古学的観点からはどれも極めて興味深いものだったが、今回の事件のうえでは然程役立つものではなかった。その部屋で起きた危険極まる事件の痕跡はほとんど何も残されてはいなかった。だが、私は直感的にアズマティの叔父から受け継いだプライムオブジェクトのひとつを用いて調べようと思いたったのだ。

このようなプライムオブジェクトを表沙汰にすればアコライトは手に入れたいと考えるだろうし、アコライトの手下(ニューウェーブ・エンライテンドだろうか)ならば私を制圧し得ると批判する者もいるだろうが、賭けに出たわけだ。アコライトもいろいろとあるが、ヤーハンのような二枚舌ではない。無慈悲でありはするが、それほど陰謀を巡らしはしないからね。リスクを推し量ったわけだ。悪くない賭けだったよ。

期待したとおりのものが見つかったよ。それは金属製の器具だった。どのような金属が用いられたかはわからなかったものの、ディー・グロッケ計画の文書にあったとおり鐘状に溶接されたものだった。だが、ひとつ決定的な差異があったのだ。

化石のように埋め込まれた物体は第二次大戦時の装置に代えて、確かに現代科学の粋が見て取れた。光ファイバーやRAIDコントローラーといったものがあったよ。失敗に終わった枢軸国のディー・グロッケではなく、その失敗に学んだモイヤー・テクトゥルフだった。

まだ重要な疑念がひとつ残されているよ。

オリバー・リントン=ウルフはどこにいるのだろうか。戦火に倒れたのだろうか、あるいは今なお身を潜めているのだろうか。私は後者ではないかと考えてはいるが憶測に過ぎない。まだまだ調べなければならない。リントン=ウルフが研究の断念に乗じて我々が恩恵を得ようとする状況を意図的に作りだしていたのだとしても何ら不思議ではないのだ。

それと興味深いこともあったので、前向きに触れておこう。ヤーハンへ連絡をとるつもりかとアコライトが訊ねてきたのだ。私の探し求めているものをヤーハンが確保しているかもしれないという情報を追っていたところだったからね、アコライトがどこでヤーハンの情報を得ているのか不思議に思ったのさ。ヤーハンとはどういった関係なのかと訊ねたさ、ニューオーリンズでは随分と友好的な様子だったとの報告が数多く寄せられていたからね。

アコライトは曖昧に微笑んだよ。どう解釈するかは諸君次第だ。

P.A. シャポー

#InvestigateIngress

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Hank Johnson
2016/12/08 17:43:59
I won't go into how, but I rendezvoused with the Acolyte. She took me to the facility where the Moyer Tecthulhu once stood. It was much like Devra's account of it.

Littered objects from various times -- all very interesting from an archeological point of view, but not fully instructive as to recent events.

There was little evidence of the extreme events that had transpired in the chamber. However I was struck by an intuition about and decided to do some deeper investigation aided by a Prime XM Object from the collection I inherited on the death of Azmati's uncle.

Some will criticize me for exposing this object, given that it is evident that the Acolyte covets Prime XM Objects and her guards (New Wave Enlightened?) were quite capable of overpowering me, but I took the chance. The Acolyte is many things, but she is not duplicitous in the way that Jahan can be. She is ruthless in her own ways, but... less complex in her machinations. Anyhow, I did the mental math and took the calculated risk. It was a good bet.

We found what I should have expected. It was a piece of a metallic material (though no metal I could identify) melted and fused in a bell-like shape -- exactly like what was described in certain documents related to the Die Glocke project, but with one important difference.

Embedded in the frozen object like fossils were the scarred remains of decidedly modern technology, not World War II era equipment -- fiber optic switches - raid controllers and more. This was not the failed Axis Die Glocke, it was the Moyer Tecthulhu informed by his knowledge of that experiment's failures.

One powerful question remains.

Where is Dr. Oliver Lynton-Wolfe? Was he destroyed in the conflagration, or is he still out there and hiding? I am betting on the latter, but that is just speculation. I am going to have to dig deeper. It would not surprise me if he staged the scene we investigated for our benefit after scuttling his real research.

One interesting thing did happen that I'll mention on the lighter side. The Acolyte, asked me if I was going to contact Jahan (I wondered where she was getting her information, because I have been tracking some intel that Jahan may be in possession of something I've been trying to get my hands on). I asked the Acolyte what her relationship was with Jahan now -- as there were many reports that they seemed cordial and perhaps even friendly in New Orleans.

She smiled cryptically. Make of it what you will.

HANK JOHNSON: OLIVER'S WORKSPACE
December 8, 2016 · by PAC · in Commentary

Courtesy of the Acolyte, Hank Johnson pays a visit to the chamber where Oliver Lynton-Wolfe conducted his Tecthulhu research.

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I won't go into how, but I rendezvoused with the Acolyte. She took me to the facility where the Moyer Tecthulhu once stood. It was much like Devra's account of it.

Littered objects from various times -- all very interesting from an archeological point of view, but not fully instructive as to recent events.

There was little evidence of the extreme events that had transpired in the chamber. However I was struck by an intuition about and decided to do some deeper investigation aided by a Prime XM Object from the collection I inherited on the death of Azmati's uncle.

Some will criticize me for exposing this object, given that it is evident that the Acolyte covets Prime XM Objects and her guards (New Wave Enlightened?) were quite capable of overpowering me, but I took the chance. The Acolyte is many things, but she is not duplicitous in the way that Jahan can be. She is ruthless in her own ways, but... less complex in her machinations. Anyhow, I did the mental math and took the calculated risk. It was a good bet.epy35tgylmgp055bb

We found what I should have expected. It was a piece of a metallic material (though no metal I could identify) melted and fused in a bell-like shape -- exactly like what was described in certain documents related to the Die Glocke project, but with one important difference.

Embedded in the frozen object like fossils were the scarred remains of decidedly modern technology, not World War II era equipment -- fiber optic switches - raid controllers and more. This was not the failed Axis Die Glocke, it was the Moyer Tecthulhu informed by his knowledge of that experiment's failures.

One powerful question remains.

Where is Dr. Oliver Lynton-Wolfe? Was he destroyed in the conflagration, or is he still out there and hiding? I am betting on the latter, but that is just speculation. I am going to have to dig deeper. It would not surprise me if he staged the scene we investigated for our benefit after scuttling his real research.

One interesting thing did happen that I'll mention on the lighter side. The Acolyte, asked me if I was going to contact Jahan (I wondered where she was getting her information, because I have been tracking some intel that Jahan may be in possession of something I've been trying to get my hands on). I asked the Acolyte what her relationship was with Jahan now -- as there were many reports that they seemed cordial and perhaps even friendly in New Orleans.n8cpue7fco2ree95t

She smiled cryptically. Make of it what you will.

Hank Johnson via Google+

-PAC

#InvestigateIngress

H. Richard Loeb
2016/12/08 17:46:38
Courtesy of the Acolyte, Hank Johnson pays a visit to the chamber where Oliver Lynton-Wolfe conducted his Tecthulhu research.