Serrano: Personal log: Doctor Earl Serrano. The Nexus experiment is...well, it's incredible! We have discovered two nearly pristine specimens and crews are working around the clock to uncover them. We're learning so much about how these "Necromorphs" communicated. The whole species seems to have been connected by some telepathic signal...from the lowliest foot soldier to the mightiest specimens! But where is the signal coming from? That is what I intend to find out.
Ellie: Isaac, are you all right?
Ellie: Hey, thanks for putting up with Robert. You know, he's not been himself.
Isaac: Norton just thinks I'm trouble, in a couple of ways. But you need me for the mission, and that's why I'm here. That plus...well, frankly, I hoped there'd be more between...
Male: Ellie? Is that Isaac? Oh, great. Great. Are you two having a nice little chat?
Santos: Look, he just called to say he got the furnace going. He's on his way back now. Isaac, I'll see you soon. Ah, Isaac! The heat exchanges are powered up now, but the specimen isn't thawing. Is there something wrong with the mechanism?
Isaac: Yeah, I think it's frozen shut. I may be able to work it free by adjusting the pressure in the pipes. Hang on. Woah. I think that did it!
Santos: Yes! The internal temperature is rising. And I have more good news!
Isaac: What is it?
Santos: Come up to the Observation Booth! I'll explain on the way! The "Necromorphs" are conduits for the Marker's signals. Well, the researchers built a sensor to track that signal upstream to find the Machine.
Isaac: So where's the sensor?
Santos: Probably destroyed. But I did find the blueprints to make a new one!
Isaac: i think I know where this is going.
Santos: Over here! This is the blueprint I was telling you about. I don't see any of the parts necessary to make this sensor...but there's another research warehouse at the other end of the camp. Here's a schematic. What do you think?
Isaac: Hmm, looks like they modified a telemetry spike. I have no idea how it works, but yea, I think I can build it with the right parts. Where's the other warehouse?
Santos: I'll put the coordinates in your RIG. It is most likely to be locked down tight. Here. I found these research passcodes when we arrived. They got us into this warehouse. Maybe they will work for the other buildings as well.
Isaac: Well, we'll find out. Back soon.
Santos: I hope I can piece together enough of this research to find the machine...wait, why are you still here? I'll be fine.
Isaac: Okay, okay geniuses, here's a question. Let's say this stupid experiment works and you find the Machine. Then what? Do you guys even have a clue about "turning it off"?
Male: Well, Admiral Graves referred to a Codex. She said it was the key to controlling the Machine.
Santos: yes! I've been able to decrypt several of Doctor Serrano's logs and he references someone named "Rosetta" as being instrumental in forging this key.
Male 2: Are you listening to yourselves? You don't know any more about this bullshit than I do!
Isaac: If I can find the parts to make a sensor, we can find the Machine. Then we can figure out this Codex business.
Male 2: Unbelievable.
Male 3: If you are watching this film it means, despite our every precaution, containment has become a necessity. It is now up to us to make the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the Sovereign Colonies that we have sworn to protect. We understand we cannot expect one hundred percent compliance.
Therefore, the military arm of this final quarantine campaign will divide into three tiers of soldiers on sweep-and-cleanse duty. The first crew disables all vehicles. The next takes census of the personnel who have obeyed the order, and provides...assistance to those who have not. The last destroys all data, records, and communication structures on Tau Volantis and in orbit. At the end of these tasks, each group will consider their mission objectives complete, and proceed to self-terminate. God bless the Sovereign Colonies and may He have mercy on us all.
If you are watching this film it means, despite our every precaution, containment has become a necessity. It is now up to us to make the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the Sovereign Colonies that we have sworn to protect. We understand we cannot expect one hundred percent compliance.
Isaac: Whoa. Uh...hey guys? Whatever they were experimenting on here, looks like it got up and took half the warehouse with it.
Santos: Oh no! What about the sensor parts?
Isaac: Three pieces, right? Well, it's a long shot, but I"ll take a look around. All right Santos, I think I've got all the parts.
Santos: Excellent! Do you think you can reconstruct it?
Isaac: I just need to find a Bench and call up the blueprint. Shouldn't be too difficult.