"Don't you manipulate me!," you continue.
"Not to quibble over who is manipulating who here," he says, "but I
am not the one telling you you have to kill prisoners if you want to get out of here."
You know he is right. But you aren't ready to give up so easily. "So let me guess," you say sarcastically. "If I do what you
want me to do, you'll
show me the way home, right? So I'll have to do you're
bidding if I want to get out of here."
"No," he says. "I would be lying if I said that, and I won't lie to you. I can't help you. I can't get you home. But I can tell you where the mirror is. And I can ask you to help me--not because you have to
, but because you will be helping someone who needs your help."
"The mirror? What good is a mirror?" you ask.
He looks shocked. "You--you don't know how to use mirrors?" he asks. Your confused look answers the question for him. "But you have the mark," he says pointing at the birthmark on your chest that is visible through your torn shirt. "At this age, you surely should have been trained... Have you ever started at a mirror for a long time, and felt it begin to change and open up to another place?"
"Yes," you say in surprise. "That happened to me downstairs, but I thought it was just my mind wandering off. You mean--you mean mirrors here are special and can take me other places?"
"Not only here. And it isn't the mirrors that hold the power. It is you. These mirrors can't take you home. But they can take you to different places here in Outland. That is, if you have something that will connect you with another place. You merely hold the object in your hand and concentrate on the mirror. Your mind makes the connection that opens the door, and then you merely step through."
"I--I have these guitar picks," you say as you take them out of your pocket. "Will these help?"
His eyes grow wide when he sees the autographed Mike Stone pick. "Where did you get that? That is my brother's prized possession. You can get to him, and he may help you. But he's...not himself lately. You can get to him using the mirror in the interrogation room. But you should go quickly. There isn't much time," he says.
"What do you mean? I've got the elevator stopped. The guards can't come up here, if that's what you're worried about," you say.
"But that won't stop them from using the stairs," he says.
"Okay, let's go!"
"I cannot," he says. "I have to stay here in this prison. They have me in this tower because it dampens my power, and they are free to run their experiments. That is why sound does not work outside and this place is being torn apart. But me being here is all that keeps this place from being destroyed. And if they completely ruin this place...many others will perish," he says, the look of sadness in his eyes returning. "But you should go. And go quickly! But, please, I beg of you--take this to my brother," he says taking a necklace from his neck and holding it out to you. It has a small prism pendant that seems to simultaneously be colorless and comprised of every color you have ever seen.
You hesitate for a moment, and then take the necklace. "I'll--I'll do my best," you tell him. You run back down the stairs and back to the elevator. You remove the crowbar, and the elevator again begins descending on its own. You hold 18. When the elevator stops on 18, you press the hold button and again wedge the crowbar in place. You use the hand to again gain access to the east corridor. As you round the corner to the south corridor, you see the guard who killed the doctor blocking your path about halfway down the hall. He sees you, too and begins running your direction.
A) Run back to the elevator
B) Fight (with what)
C) Try to run past him
Status: It's all good
Studio map (partial)
Large curved knife
Silent Tower map
Health Drink (1)