Breakout

Atlas entry:

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The following document is considered evidence in the case against Genevieve Beran and Mason Lupei, regarding the recent disappearances of homeless Synthecs. The contents within are categorized as confidential and should only be accessible to the appropriate levels of clearance. If you are reading this document without the appropriate clearance, please close the file immediately and report to your superior officer for debriefing. Continuing to read without proper clearance will result in immediate termination.

The emails below were extracted from the personal computer of Genevieve Beran, which she frequently used during her sentence working at the Lupei corporation.


Mail references:
Genevieve Beran: gberan@lupei.sys
Mason Lupei (CEO): mlupei@lupei.sys
Automated messages: central@lupei.sys
Jaromír Bosko: jbosko@lupei.sys

From: central@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys
Att: floorplan.lls

Subject: Welcome on board.

Dear Miss Beran, on behalf of the Lupei Corporation and Mr. Mason Lupei, we would like to welcome you to the castle. We are always honored to accept new talent within our walls. Here you will work with our amazing staff on projects which have time and again revolutionized the way we think about technology, improving the world one great idea at a time.

Please examine the floor plan attached to this mail for references to the cantina, toilets, meeting rooms, living quarters, recreational areas and much more. There you will also find the location of the elevator leading down into the excavated mountain, housing the laboratories which you will be working in. A more detailed manual on many of the facilities mentioned in this message, can be located on the nightstand in your room. You may also contact the reception to request any changes you think we can accommodate.

We hope you’ll enjoy your stay here at Lupei, sincerely

Central 
From: mlupei@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys

Subject: These are the rules.

Hello, Gen. You’ll undoubtedly have received the welcoming message from Central at this point, to which it is important to understand that it is an automated message, meant for ordinary employees. But you’re one of the main reasons we’re all in this mess, so I’d like to outline your personal rules for you;

You can’t leave the castle.
You might think of this job as an early leave but by god do not be mistaken, I got you out of jail as a favor but I expect your full cooperation in return. You are not allowed outside of your room without supervision. Down in the labs we’ll slacken the leash, but the only way out is back through the elevator, so don’t go looking for alternatives.

Don’t question my orders.
Everything we do here, we do for a reason. Even if that reason isn’t immediately apparent, the end goal is always to make the world a better place. Should you feel any dubious morals are involved in any projects, we will ask you to simply be content with the end goal as our explanation.

Don’t go behind my back.
I know everything that happens within these walls, Gen. And I know why you were in jail. I’ve made sure that every single one of my employees know as well. Don’t try to scheme your way around me or your colleagues will make sure those plans will never get you anywhere but a permanent basement residence.

You can’t contact the outside world.
This is really more of a fact than a rule, but I’m clarifying now so that you don’t stupidly try to get a hold of someone on the outside. No calls, no uncached internet, no external messaging. The institution that handed you over knows you are here, nobody else does. That’s simply how we handle criminals whose actions have forfeit their human rights. If we can even call you human anymore.

Mason 
From: jbosko@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys
Att: osiris.bpn

Subject: Detail roundup

Thank you for your presentation today. I can honestly say your work is nothing short of astounding. Not everyone thinks you’re a terrible person. We were all victims of Primordia’s plot. In fact, I believe we have a lot in common with them, the Synthec. But that kind of talk is not appropriate here. Maybe one day he’ll overcome his paranoia, poor Mason. It’s hard to imagine what it’s like, going through all that he has. Hopefully you’ll learn to be a little overbearing, for your own sake if anything.

As for our continued efforts, I’ve added a blueprint attachment to this mail which outlines where we stand and where we wish to be. Don’t mind the fancy name, Mason likes to dramatize our projects a little, gets people excited. I also believe this project in particularly near and dear to him...

But I’ve been asked not to disturb you unless you seek my help, so we’ll review in person tomorrow.

Looking forward to it!
Jaromír 
From: mlupei@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys

Subject: Skeletons in the closet

Genevieve, I want you to take a moment and consider the implications of what we’re doing here. As you pointedly noted earlier, a few of our projects aren’t exactly sanctioned by New Europe, but for good reason. You of all people should understand the benefits of bending the rules.

What I’m trying to achieve with Osiris is the next natural step in our evolution. No matter how advanced we become, even with aging out of the picture, we’re still susceptible to dying.

If death before the time of anti-aging technology was akin to burning a bookshelf of memories, a death of someone unyielding to time and disease would be to torch the great libraries of Alexandria. We fight the same fight, you and I. Just imagine what we could have done for your sister.

I need you level-headed, so please pull yourself and that braindead AI together.

Mason
From: central@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys

Subject: Regarding your order

We have processed your request for Genetech and have agreed to commit the order. We still refer to the company policies of information storage and security however, you may not store genetic memories outside of the legislated boundaries. The components to be delivered are as follows:

<Redacted>

The packet should arrive within the day. Enjoy responsibly.

Central
From: jbosko@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys

Subject: Tattoo

I was surprised to see you had gotten a tattoo today. Looked a bit like you, is it a relative? Sorry, I don’t mean to snoop around like this, I should have just asked you earlier, but it felt a little too personal. I’m not very good with personal, better asking through a monitor if I can get away with it. It looks good on you, though! I’ve been thinking about getting one too, someday. Probably of my little Zita. Maybe that would be the reminder I need…

I’ll see you tomorrow!
Jaromír 
From: mlupei@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys

Subject: Watch it

Gen, I’m not an idiot. I know you’ve been hoarding data on that arm of yours. I don’t care what you use it for while you’re here, do whatever you want, but when you’re done serving one day, we’ll have to wipe whatever’s hidden in that pretty picture. And if I ever suspect that you’re up to no good before that day comes, I’ll personally come down and look it through.

On a lighter note, good work on Osiris. I can’t wait to see all this hard work coming to fruition. Remember to get some sleep though, you’re not a Synthec.

Mason

Ps. What was that power surge that came from your lab earlier? Jaromír claimed it was a simple hardware test, but that spike popped half the fuses. Please tell me if you want to do something like that again, we can provide a more isolated circuit for you to run tests on. If the power ever goes out down there, the emergency backup locks the elevator to prevent projects from leaving the premises.
From: mlupei@lupei.sys
To: everyone@lupei.sys
Att: personnel.lls

Subject: A moment of silence

As many of us witnessed first hand today, terrible things can happen if people do not respect our work ethics. Some of our more controversial projects carry a risk which requires utmost care and precision, for the safety of everyone involved. Unfortunately our dear Jaromír Bosko learned this lesson too late when he allowed Genevieve Beran to test-run a dangerous prototype, unsupervised. She created a Synthec abomination to break her out of the lab, which sadly took the life of Jaromír in the process. Therefore at lunch today, I’d like us all to have a moment of silence for our colleague, who despite his final mistake have made great contributions to our cause in the years he has worked here.

But I’d also like to quell the rumors that are circulating. That monster was made by Genevieve with the sole purpose of breaking her out. The talk that it was singing slavic folk tunes while hammering through security, is just talk. While it might have been a Synthec body, make no mistake of the primal nature of the being behind those eyes. We have no idea how she achieved this, and to those of you who think you do, I’d like to remind you of our security clearance policies - do not talk among yourselves about this matter - only directly to me.

And before any of you start to question where we’ve gotten a Synthec body from, remember our goal. We were so close to working miracles. Genevieve stealing the Osiris prototype was a setback, but we still have all of the data. I’d like all relevant personnel listed in the attached file, to come to my office first thing tomorrow.

As for dealing with our escapee you do not have to worry. We’ve already set the authorities to work and they claim she is nowhere to be found near the castle. Your friends and families are safe.

Let’s press on forward for a better tomorrow!

Mason
From: mlupei@lupei.sys
To: gberan@lupei.sys

Subject: <none>

I know you’ll never read this but I need it out of my system. You’re dead. I don’t know what the fuck you did with my Osiris project or how you woke up that body, but we’re coming for you. I don’t care that you left us the data, I know you’re carrying half of it on your skin, that you somehow tied yourself to that gauntlet. I’m going to find you and I’m going to take it back, arm and all.