Season 1 of the FAILTECH ARG is mixed bag of content. It's primary story arc follows the advetures of Genus Orein and the Afyg, primarily, and the Jhuku, as a side story arc (both are quite relevant to each other).
-- Refined Season 1 with better formatting and structured layout. Makes it easier to the eye, and to new players.
- will update
A player encounters a mysterious ad on Google and leads him to the rabbit hole, FAILTECH (Future Advancements and Innovations Laboratories TECHnologies) website that is under a lockdown. We find some trails on the site and lead us into a broken admin section of the site. From there, a man named Genus Orein has sent us instructions and help in navigating the broken admin site to help him escape lockdown. We then discover that the AI, named LAINSY (Logical Artificial Intelligence Networked SYstems) has gone crazy and locked down FAILTECH's secret Antractica Facility with Genus Orein and its employees in.While we busy ourselves in getting through the puzzles, code, and encryption, Daniel Miller and his staff arrive outside the location. Genus alerts us that FAILTECH is evil and that he is trying to escape so that the truth can't be hindered. Despite this, we worked with Daniel Miller and managed to reset LAINSY and take out the lockdown instead of rebooting LAINSY as suggested by the mysterious Scimatar from the emails and Genus has been telling us.
Episode 2 starts shortly after Episode 1 when Daniel Millers sends plays an encrypted doc file which happens to be the report they have gathered regarding the incident in Episode 1. Content of report as follows:
After the Antarctica Facility incident of July 9, this year, we have performed a rigorous investigation on what has happened and we have found information that may lead to whoever was responsible for the incident. What we found is as follows:
1. The code that runs the independent facility services, such as the life support, and lighting control, of the Antarctica Facility was initially modified on September 24, 2010 without prior notification to me, or any of my facility supervisors. It was then modified, again, on June 9, 2011 where a system timer was inserted. Also on this modification, the supposedly “independent” facility services were linked onto the main network with a standard network communications protocol. Please note that although the independent facility services work independent from the rest of the network, they can still receive and communicate with the main network through a special restricted protocol so that tampering with is almost not possible, but still possible if you know how to do it.
2. A bug has been exploited in LAINSY and allowed a hacker to tamper with her code and AI systems without her noticing she has been tampered with or to trigger the automated self-defense and automated alarm to inform personnel that LAINSY is being tampered with. The bug has been patched, and we have taken some of LAINSY’s systems offline for upgrades and further patching. LAINSY will be back 100% by next week if all goes well.
3. Five experiments contained in the safe locks of the Antarctica Facility is missing, and is as follows:
a. A prototype of the LMAO Portable Field Generator (LPFG),
b. A prototype of the whispher project,
c. 7 capsules of the Flesh Oxidation Reactant Bacteria (FOxR-B),
d. 5 capsules of the HTR Agent, and
e. A prototype of the Tuncarma project
4. The biohazard that was released on the facility’s levels 50 to 54 was our FOxR-B, which is a highly dangerous bacterium that can kill a person within seconds of contact. We highly thank LAINSY’s immediate response of locking out and containing this highly dangerous biohazard and keeping the safety of everyone in the facility. The biohazard, however, managed to destroy some valuable experiments in level 50.
5. The missing submarine is theorized to have been Genus’s escape route when he managed to get out of the Explosives Testing Bay. If this is true, then it will be hard for us to determine his location as he can’t be tracked by satellite, neither does the sub have any tracking device, since it was rarely used. Please note that it took us a while to gather information because I always had to report back to the rest of the board before proceeding in any actions. We’re a bit slow in our investigations, but hopefully we’ll come up with something that can further the investigations and lead us to Genus and to whoever is responsible for this. I will email you very soon as I might have some use for the Experts Team as my technicians are trying to recover some files and logs that may help in this investigation.
Board of Director, FAILTECH
At this point in the timeline, we already suspect that Genus Orein has gone mad despite the initial impression that the company is mad. Scimitar on the other had insists on getting LAINSY rebooted using the override poem we had uncovered while rummaging through the broken admin section in Episode 1. We held off and consulted Daniel Miller.