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XCS2: Chapter 2X-COM SAGA II: Tales from the Deep
"X-COM: UFO Defense" and "X-COM: Terror From The Deep"
Copyright (c) 1994 MicroProse and Mythos Software
"X-Com Saga" Copyright (c) 1994 Russ Brown
"X-Com Saga II: Tales From The Deep" Copyright (c) 1996-97 Larry Mann
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ASPECT TWO:: Faces
X-COM SUBTERRANEAN BASE "ICEHOUSE"
SOMEWHERE IN GREENLAND
Deciding that her gear was finally in order, Lyudmila Mannski grasped the zippers on her nylon footlocker bag and zipped it shut. Some of her old gear had of course been replaced either due to aging or because of new technology, but overall they had done a good job of keeping her personal effects in order while she was in stasis. The thought triggered a brief flash of anger, since she had not wanted to be put in stasis in the first place. She would have protested if she'd been coherent enough at the time. But, nothing for it now.
XCS2: Prologue + Ch.1 "The most merciful thing in the world ... is the inability of the
human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid
island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and
it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each
straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little;
but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will
open up such terrifying vistas of reality ... that we shall
either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light
Twenty-three years before the crippling of Crown Prince James III
He was fourteen and she was probably aged about the same, give or take a few years. It had been an hour since he'd met her.
He hated her already.
She scowled behind him and likely shared the sentiment as they scampered up the hillside in a desperate attempt to escape the roaring mob that seemed to be growing perpetually larger and coming ever-closer. Gabriel would have liked to say that it was all her fault he was in this situation, though it was his careless nicking ofwhat was it? A chicken that started the first old woman running, but how was he supposed to know that she'd stumble and fall and everyone else would think he'd assaulted her?
He hadn't. He'd taken the chicken, snapped its neck and run, because he hadn't eaten meat in weeks and he was starting to feel the affects on his already weak limbs.
This is what happens, he thought. This is what happens when you live like th
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