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[female voice] The Nonsuch has killed

95% of our fellow human beings,

but this is still our world.

We will claim it back.

This is your chance to serve mankind in our darkest hour.

We will fight for our future. Your future.

[caws softly]

The people of the United National

depend on you.

You are the final line of defense.

The future of humanity depends on you.

For the first time in human history,

mankind stands together as one.

Do not let our enemy prevail.

[deep breathing through helmet]

[door hisses closed]

[male voice] ETA Outpost Lalops

in T-minus 60 seconds.

Private KES9, prepare to disembark.

Rendezvous back here in 100 days, soldier.

[door hisses open]

ETA Outpost Cerberus in T-minus 8 minutes.

[indistinct conversations]

Welcome to Exilium. We'll get you inside.

You're safe now.

[alarm blaring]

ETA Outpost Cerberus T-minus 60 seconds.

Private SUM1, prepare to disembark.

Rendezvous back here in 100 days, soldier.

[deep breathing through helmet]

[rhythmic beeping]

[crow caws]

[otherworldly warbling]

[warbling volume increases]

[warbling stops]

Hello?

Hello?

Fuck.

Shit.

Hello?

I'm coming up!

Hello?

Anyone here?

[click, hiss]

[panel beeps]

[female voice] DNA decoded.

Identification positive.

Welcome to Outpost Cerberus, Private SUM1.

Your 100-day mission begins now.

Maintain the defense circle

and monitor the surveillance cameras.

Watch out for the Nonsuch

and deliver any straggler to Exilium.

Commence system check now.

Defense circle intact. No intrusion.

All cameras operational.

Defense circle intact. Power stable.

When I arrived, there was no guard present

in the tower for the transfer of duty, sir.

[man] Your predecessor had to be evacuated.

You've been called up

as part of the emergency replacement task force.

You must report to the base every 12 hours.

You are strictly forbidden to leave your operational area.

Stay alert.

[female voice] The UNU requires your service.

Your vigilance means mankind's survival.

[glass crunches]

1900 hours. This is Outpost Cerberus.

Private SUM1 reporting. All systems intact.

DC active. No intrusions or false alarms.

Requesting current safety bunker code, sir.

-[man] Code transferred. -[beep]

Copy. Sir, the tunnel to the bunker is damaged.

There's a second entrance at the edge of the clearing.

But then I have to go outside, sir.

Don't worry about that.

Concentrate on your duties, soldier.

Private SUM1 out.

[female voice] Attention, please.

The United National Unions advise you

to leave the surface immediately.

Resistance to the Nonsuch is futile.

I repeat, resistance to the Nonsuch is futile.

I repeat, resistance to the Nonsuch is futile.

Please proceed directly

to the nearest Exilium entry point.

Our soldiers will guide you to a secure location.

Consider your safety.

Consider your children's future.

[warbling roar in distance, heavy thudding]

[children laughing faintly]

-[alarm whines] -[female voice] Wake up, soldier.

You are on duty.

99 days of active service remaining.

[female voice] Defense circle intact.

-No intrusion. -[rhythmic beeping]

[squeals softly]

[squeals softly]

1900 hours.

This is Outpost Cerberus, Private SUM1 reporting.

All systems intact. DC active.

No intrusions. No false alarms.

Requesting current safety bunker code, sir.

[man] Code transferred.

-[beep] -Copy, SUM1 out.

[children laughing faintly]

-[alarm whines] -[female voice] Wake up, soldier.

You are on duty.

[beep]

-[alarm whines] -Wake up, soldier.

-[alarm whines] -You are on duty.

Defense circle intact. No intrusion.

Attention, please.

The United National Unions advise you

to leave the surface immediately.

-[alarm whines] -Wake up, soldier. You are on duty.

87 days of active service remaining.

[squeaks]

[grunting]

Shit. Shit.

-[alarm blaring] -Attention all guards.

Incident dispatch.

A sudden attack by the Nonsuch

has been reported near the Outpost Lalops.

Despite adequate warning,

stragglers failed to reach Exilium.

-[distant explosions] -There were no survivors.

[otherworldly wailing in distance]

System check engaged.

All defense circles are intact.

[man] This line should only be opened for emergencies.

But this is an emergency. I might have seen a Nonsuch.

There are no Nonsuch within your area.

-But is the DC intact? -The defense circle is intact.

Roger that.

Don't worry, soldier. Base out.

What?

[squeals]

Okay.

Eat.

That's all there is.

Eat.

[gasps]

[alarm blaring, SUM1 running]

[female voice] Camera D malfunction.

[rhythmic beeping]

[door opens]

[door closes]

[rhythmic beeping]

[echoing rattle]

[low rumble]

[rumbling and rattling, branches cracking]

[thump, warbling whistle]

[heavy thumping]

[alarm beeping]

[female voice] Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm. Toxic emission alarm.

[echoing rumble]

Did you receive my report, sir, about the birds?

[man] Yes, private.

Could that have been the Nonsuch?

The Nonesuch don't kill birds. They kill us.

Perhaps some strange straggler's ritual.

I also found an ID tag.

It was hanging with one of the dead birds

nailed to the trees.

It says "VAX7."

Is this the soldier I replaced, sir?

Positive.

Why was he evacuated?

He became ill and waited for us in the bunker.

He's back now safe and sound.

Private, we need you to focus on your mission

and watch out for the Nonsuch.

-That's what I'm doing, sir. -Don't worry, soldier.

-Roger, I won't, sir. -Stay alert.

Requesting current safety bunker code, sir.

-Code transferred. -[beep]

Copy. SUM1 out.

Don't worry. I won't report you.

This will be our secret.

[female voice ] This is a hazard warning

issued by the United National Unions.

Do not remain on the surface.

All resistance to the Nonsuch is futile.

Report to the nearest Exilium entry point,

where you will receive further assistance.

Be vigilant.

-[alarm beeping] -Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm.

[alarm stops]

[branches crack in distance]

[warbling roar in distance]

[warbling roar in distance]

I'm Private SUM1, UNU Force!

Identify yourself!

Identify yourself or I will open fire!

Sir, I saw something in the woods today.

Some kind of... figure.

I couldn't get a clear visual because of the toxic emissions.

[man] We understand your concern, private,

but as long as the DC does not indicate

intrusion by the Nonsuch, we must assume

that what you saw was some kind of an animal.

Don't worry, soldier.

[female voice] Access denied.

Don't gimme that look, Doc.

I'm just making sure he gets his stuff back when I leave.

Shit.

Must be ancient.

[chuckles] Look at this. You were his mate, too.

If only you could talk.

Must be our neighbor.

[door opens]

[echoing groans]

-[click] -[female voice] Attention.

Approaching defense circle border

Do not leave your operational area.

[grunting and panting, alarm blaring]

Approaching defense circle border

Do not leave your operational area.

Approaching defense circle border

Do not leave your operational area.

[alarm stops]

History mode engaged.

Scanning files.

[speech playing backwards]

[machines crackling]

[machines powering down]

Shit.

[gasps]

Hello?

Show yourself!

I'm armed!

[metal thumping]

[faint squealing]

I'm sorry.

[machinery rumbles]

This Outpost Cerberus Private SUM1, do you copy?

[man] Copy, private.

Report complete power failure for at least 156 minutes.

[coughs]

Is all power back up now?

Yes, it seems to be.

But there was something in my tower.

That's impossible.

Sir, the power was out long enough for the Nonsuch

to reach the defense circle.

The DC has an independent power supply.

That's reassuring.

We'll dispatch a mac immediately

to carry out a complete inspection of your system.

What is the power goes down before the mac arrives?

Private, we do everything in our power

to support you and your mission?

[angrily] Then why is nothing working?

We know guarding the front line is a tough job.

You're not kidding.

You only have 40 days left.

You must stay focused and alert.

Remain vigilant. Do I make myself clear?

-Yes, sir. -We're counting on you, private.

Your mission means everyone's survival, base out.

[female voice] History mode engaged.

Replay mode.

Error, missing data due to power failure.

Last saved data and 046660.

[audio fast-forwarding]

[groans]

[vomits and coughs]

Shit.

You look after me, don't you, Doc?

[radio squeals]

[radio static]

[woman singing faintly]

[singing continues]

[static]

[man] This is KER4. Do you copy?

KER4 for VAX7. Do you copy?

Do you copy?

This is VAX7 for KER4. Copy, over.

Haven't heard from you in a while.

I was worried about you. Do you send me the Morse code?

You are not VAX7. Identify yourself.

I am SUM1 of Outpost Cerberus. I sent you the Morse code.

It's great to hear you...

to talk to a real person.

Where's VAX7?

You were in touch?

Where is he?

He was evacuated. Some health issues.

You knew him? What was he like?

What happened to him? [coughs]

Our communication is strictly forbidden.

But you talked to him. W-why--

I found his-- his stuff, his drawings.

Talk to me. Please.

At least we're not alone anymore.

You love that stuff, don't you?

[electricity crackles]

You said the mac would come immediately.

It's been [coughs] days.

[man] It's not easy to organize a safe passage for the mac.

Surely you heard about the attack at Lalops.

No point in sending you a dead mac, is there, soldier?

Don't worry, you only have 35 days left.

Hang in there, soldier. The mac is on his way.

Copy. That's what I'm doing, sir.

Code transferred. Base out.

They told me not to worry. Again.

I don't trust them, Doc.

I know.

-[branch cracks] -Shit.

[child laughing]

I'm Private SUM1 UNU Force!

Identify yourself! I am armed!

It's okay.

I'm here to help.

You must seek shelter immediately.

The next entry point of the Exilium

is 16 kilomets away.

The Nonsuch can't touch you there.

Please, let us go!

You are in great danger.

The Nonsuch could attack at any moment.

If you come with me, I'll get you and the child to safety.

No!

Wait!

[electricity crackling]

[female voice] Approaching defense circle border

Do not leave your operational area.

[alarm blaring]

You dropped this!

[grunts painfully]

[alarm whines] Attention, guards,

Following the attack on Outpost Lalops,

a number of stragglers were detected on the surface.

They are in great danger and on the run.

If they enter your zone, your orders

are to make contact with them

and save them from the Nonsuch.

Looks like they don't want to be saved!

There are stragglers in your area.

You must convince them to leave the surface.

for the safety of Exilium.

Remember, our safety depends on your watchfulness.

When I sleep, I see children.

They're happy.

They laugh and jump.

Everything is warm and bright

I don't know where these images come from.

They're not like memories.

They're different.

Someone once told me that before the chaos,

people could do this in their sleep.

They called it dreaming.

They said that it was a special gift...

and that I shouldn't tell anybody

because they'd diagnose me as mentally disordered.

But I'm telling you this

because I know you'll keep my secrets, won't you, Doc?

I will take you somewhere better, I promise.

This is SUM1. Do you copy? Do you copy?

[static]

If you can hear me, please answer me.

It's important.

This is SUM1.

I need to speak to you.

This is SUM1. Do you copy?

[distant rumbling]

[heavy thumping in forest]

[echoing grunting]

[branches crack]

[bellows]

[bellows]

[knife stabbing flesh]

I can see you.

It's me.

Answer me.

Answer me!

Answer me!! Answer me!!

[mutters] Won't answer me.

[female voice] Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm.

[coughs]

Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm.

Toxic emission alarm.

[coughs]

[distorted] SUM1 for KER4. Do you copy?

SUM1 for KER4. Do you copy?

SUM1 for KER4. Do you copy?

You don't wanna talk to me. But I want to talk to you.

I saw something in the woods today.

Something is out there.

I think the Nonsuch have penetrated the DC.

I think they got VAX7.

[whirs]

[thunder rumbles]

You're good. You listen.

14 days, and then we're out of here, Doc.

It's safe there.

It's safe.

[electricity crackles, alarm blaring]

Shit.

[thumping on door]

[thunder rumbles]

[thumping on door]

Nice to meet you, too.

Could you please put away that fucking gun?

I'm 7Q7, your mac.

Now can I do my job?

Sorry, I-- I just--

I didn't think you'd show.

Whatever, you don't listen to the PR, do you?

Lalops was attacked.

Did you see it?

What was left of it.

And the casualties?

No, the ICI took care of them before I got there.

Before that, the Nonsuch took care of them.

So there wasn't much left to take care of.

Shit.

Again, that smell of rat piss.

Hi, King. Good to see you again.

-You've been here before. -Okay, let's see.

[male voice] DNA decoded.

[female voice] Welcome, 7Q7

System check engaged.

-What do we got here? -Power is unstable.

And monitors for the DC cam just dropped out.

-That's not mine. -I know.

It's from the bastard who was here before you.

-He asked to do my portrait. -What was he like?

That guy was friends with a rat.

What else do you know about him?

I just told you. He was friends with a rat.

What else is there to say?

He was... [mutters gibberish]

-kind of unstable. -Can you access his data?

That's not allowed and you know it.

I want to show you something.

There. What's that?

That spooky shadow?

It's you, blade man. It's a glitch.

The faulty overlap of a previous image.

You thought it was the Nonsuch, didn't you, soldier?

Have you seen one? What do they look like?

[laughs]

Let's take a look at the monitors.

They are all intact.

That means all cams at the DC are down.

They can't be. I just recharged them.

That's your business.

No go to that and tell me if the circuits react.

Circuit A?

-Affirmative. -Circuit B?

Affirmative.

Circuit C.

Affirmative.

[shouts in German]

-[squeals] -Doc!

Ah, again with the rat.

Man, you are as fucked up as the last bloke.

Please don't do this to me. Please, Doc, hey.

Please don't, don't do this to me.

A doc, that's exactly what you need, my friend.

I promise I'll take you with me. I won't leave you hear alone.

Thank you.

Try mouth-to-mouth. That usually does the trick.

Shut the fuck up.

What did you say?

-Are you crazy? -Sit down.

-Cool down, partner. -Sit down.

Tell them you have to turn off the internal cam

-to do the diagnosis. -Listen, soldier, I told you--

Do it.

I have to shut down cam D to run a full diagnosis.

Now I want you to bypass the system.

I want to show me the internal-cam data

-from before I got here. -Listen, soldier, I told you I can't do that.

-I don't know how. -Then you'd better figure it out fast.

You don't have the guts.

I knew it.

That's felt good.

That felt even better.

Now apologize to him before I really get on a roll.

-What? -You heard.

Sorry.

Look at him. His name is Doc.

I'm sorry, Doc. Es tut mir Leid.

Good. Now access the fucking data.

Whoa, whoa!

Come on, man, I need these to work.

Stop fucking aiming your gun at me.

You want the data, I gotta concentrate.

and that thing makes me nervous.

Just hurry up.

That's it. The best I can do.

What do you mean?

I bypassed the first firewall,

but to access this, we need to know

the personal access code of a guard.

-All right, my code is-- -No, not yours.

The second firewall can only be deactivated

by a second soldier's access code.

This is a leftover from when we could have fought

six guards on each tower.

That's all I can do unless you have

another soldier's personal access code.

Hey, man, I swear, without that code,

I can't do it.

I don't give a shit whether or not

-you see this fucking data. -Get up.

All right.

Doc is bleeding!

[both grunting]

[screams]

[choking]

[screams]

[squish]

You want to know what they look like?

They not like us or anything else you have ever seen.

I got this little souvenir from them.

I was in the legion.

I must have been around your age.

Back then, we were stupid enough to think we could win this war.

Our helicopter crashed in the desert.

in the middle of fucking nowhere.

Everyone was killed except me and this little guy, Santino.

We had names back then, not just numbers.

We survived the crash.

We were cut off from all communication,

and I thought he would die out there.

I knew we both would.

Mind? If I have a smoke?

I bandaged his leg and set out on my own in search of help.

On my way back, I found Santino, both his ears cut off.

And he just looked at me.

Before that, I didn't know what fear was.

I didn't need to see the Nonsuch for myself.

I saw them in his eyes.

But I did see them later when the fucking sandstorm hit.

There were shadows out there in the storm,

big, fast, circling around us.

Santino was already completely nuts.

He tried to get away, but they tossed him around

like an ant in a tornado.

Then I understood.

It wasn't the storm that got him.

My ears started to bleed.

Their screams make your ears bleed

even before you can hear them, but when you do,

their screaming is nothing but pure pain.

That's why Santino cut off his own ears.

When they found me, my lungs were full of sand,

and my larynx was [speaks German]

Now you know how I got this little souvenir, soldier.

Let's go.

What are you doing?

If your plan with the access code doesn't work...

this... will be your grave.

[grunts]

[gasps and coughs]

[alarm beeping]

0700 hours, this is Outpost Cerberus,

Private SUM1 reporting.

No special... incidents.

[man] Are you all right, private?

I'm fine.

I was just doing some sit-ups to keep in shape.

Did the mac fix the system?

Yes.

The mac fixed the system.

You were right. He was delayed by the attacks.

Roger, private. Hang in there, soldier.

Roger. SUM1 out.

[woman singing faintly]

SUM1 here.

This is KER4.

[female voice] Access granted.

Accessing files Private VAX7.

Hi, sweetie, sweetie, sweetie.

Come on, come on.

This is Private VAX7.

I'm very tired. I don't know what to do.

They are not telling the truth. They lied to us.

[muttering softly]

[shouting angrily]

-[radio squeaks] -He just lost it.

What do you mean? Tell me what happened.

This place, the fear...

they drill it into us, day in, day out.

It drove him nuts.

What are you talking about?

What if the Nonsuch don't exist?

You can't be serious. They just attacked Lalops.

How do you know? Were you there?

Have you ever actually seen a Nonsuch with your own eyes?

If I had, I'd probably be dead.

Yeah, yeah, that's what they say.

What if they're gone?

Gone a long time ago,

or what if they never existed to begin with?

Staring at trees. That's all we do.

But why? Why would they set this all up?

They invented the Nonsuch to force us all down into Exilium.

-Why? -With nature poisoned

and resources running out,

there was no longer enough for all of us,

but for a few privileged classes,

it could last forever.

That's why they want us to send the stragglers underground.

That's why they want to force us

beneath the surface of the earth.

No, it's all in your mind.

Says who, you?

Listen, SUM1, this is my second tour.

I'm at 200 days now,

so you finish your 100 days, and then you go home.

Home?

What's home?

Rotting underground?

It's safer than being up here.

I met a straggler woman with a child.

She wasn't afraid of the Nonsuch.

She was afraid of me.

What about all the casualties, all the bodies?

No, they always say that they're all mutilated

beyond recognition.

What if they're just killing innocent people

and dumping their bodies like trash?

No, this is madness.

Like the madness that got VAX7.

VAX7 was a very unstable guy.

Think.

Can you prove me wrong?

I tried to help, but I failed.

[woman singing faintly]

What's that song?

It's a very old nursery rhyme. VAX7 liked it.

-It called him down. -[singing continues]

I don't like it.

[muttering softly]

-[alarm whines] -[female voice] Attention, guards.

The Nonsuch have advanced to the northern border.

You are ordered to maintain maximum...

Shut up!

Repeat-- you are ordered

to maintain maximum vigilance.

Our future depends on your vigilance.

Our lives are in your hands.

Shut the fuck up! Shut-- [grunting]

Maintain maximum vigilance.

You don't scare us anymore!

Right, Doc?

Doc?

Doc?

[crying]

[inhales deeply]

[rumbling]

[branches snapping]

[snorting]

[snarls]

-[shouts] -[squeals]

No. No.

[door clanks]

Finally.

I did everything I could, I swear.

The Nonsuch.

You fought them, and you survived.

In fact, you were the only survivor.

Funny, that, isn't it?

Does this look funny to you, asshole?

Yeah, that was a great story.

I bet you told that VAX7, too, didn't you?

Well, let me tell you a story.

I just killed VAX7. You fed him the lies.

And he ate them up. You drove him nuts.

That's the big plan, isn't it?

-There is no big plan. -Poison us with fear.

Spread fear among any stragglers

to force them down into our wonderful Exilium.

But you don't fool me.

I don't believe your stories anymore.

Believe what you like.

If you don't want to go back to Exilium, no problem.

I'll tell them that and you can go find

your own little sanctuary, okay?

You think I'm going to trust you?

I don't give a flying fuck about you and Exilium

or anything else but I have a wife

and a boy down there, and they are my future.

Good.

That means you have something to lose.

I don't.

Now tell me where I can find the DC power supply.

You're fucking kidding me, right?!

You want to see them again?

I'm going to put an end to all of this madness

once and for all... set us all free.

You will get us all killed!

No.

I won't.

And you know it.

No more lies.

KER4, do you copy?

This is KER4, copy.

I'm coming to see you.

What are you talking about?

I know how to disable the defense system.

What? How did you--

The mac.

It's time to end the madness.

What madness? There's no madness.

The madness that killed VAX7.

VAX7 is dead?

The madness that keeps us underground,

the madness of the Nonsuch.

Okay, SUM1, I'll be waiting for you.

We're gonna sort this out together. Okay?

All barriers will fall.

The truth will out.

We will be free.

[female voice] Wake up, soldier.

You're on duty.

Six days of active service remaining.

[door clanks]

You're free to go.

Scheisse.

[female voice] Attention.

Approaching defense circle border

Do not leave your operational area.

[grunting and panting, alarm blaring]

Approaching defense circle border

Do not leave your operational area.

[screams]

-[alarm blaring] -Alert state Alpha.

Defense circles disabled.

Seek the Exilium bunker immediately.

Alert state--

[alarm continues]

[alarm continues]

Hello?

KER4?

Are you here?

[echoing roar]

[piercing wail]

[shouts]

[wail stops]

[aircraft flying overhead]

[explosions and gunfire]

Come on, man, get on the rig!

Run, boy, run! Let's get the fuck out of here!

[warbling roar]

[piercing wail]

[roaring and crashing]

[Nonsuch bellowing]

[female voice] Access denied.

[roaring]

Access denied.

Fuck!

Access granted.

Alert stage Alpha activated.

Access to security bunker is enabled.

Stay in your bunker and remain calm, soldier.

An evacuation unit is already on its way.

We thank you for your service.

Your vigilance means our survival.

Alert stage Alpha activated.

Access to security bunker is enabled.

[door slams]

Alert stage Alpha activated.

Access to security bunker is enabled.

Stay in your bunker and remain calm, soldier.

An evacuation unit is already on its way.

[door slams]

We thank you for your service.

[Nonsuch wailing]

[high-pitched whine, muffled audio]

Access to security bunker enabled.

[roaring]

An evacuation unit is already on its way.

[roaring and slamming]

Your vigilance means our survival.

Alert stage Alpha activated.

Access to security bunker is enabled.

Alert stage Alpha activated.

Access to security bunker enabled.

Stay in your bunker and remain calm.

An evacuation unit is already on its way.

We thank you for your service.

Your vigilance means our survival.

Alert stage Alpha activated.

Access to security bunker is enabled.

Alert stage Alpha activated.

Access to security bunker enabled.

Stay in your bunker and remain calm, soldier.

An evacuation unit is already on its way.

We thank you for your service.

Your vigilance means our survival.

[shrieks]

[gunshot]

We thank you for your service.

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