Part 2: The Lower Labs
the lower labs are patrolled by some of the strangest automatons in the snowmoores. Evidently someone tried to cross build Cogras, Scorpistons, and Crocodials with Troubleshooters, Pacifires and Fognaughts (Combustonaughts that shoot for fire instead of normal fire). Before comtinuing with how to obtain the dream suite it is best to know what you are up against...
Know Your Automatons
The Abandoned Labs
Troublesnakes are a cross of a Cogra and a Troubleshooter. these can apply the EMPOWERED effect to itself and its allies. this effect increases the damage dealt by the person/automaton that is effected. It is best to use a dueling weapon or pistols to get rid of these.
DO... Try to get rid of these as soon as possible.
DON'T... Save them till last
Snapjaws are a cross of a Crocodial and a Pacifire. These can apply the Revenge effect to itself which appears as a red sheild. if you attack it with this effect the snapjaw will absorb the damage for a few turns then it will fire that damage back at you.
Do Bring some good weapons. its is best to quickly get rid of snapjaws. dynamite is advisable.
Don't Attack when they have the REVENGE effect. the damage you deal to the snapjaw will be thrown back at you and could result in defeat.
Fogscorps are a cross of scorpistons and fognaughts. they can apply the FOG FIRE effect on itself and its target.DO
bring a for extinguisher. this will extinguish the fog fire effect.DON'T
Forget aether. you may need it.
That's the automatons over and done with. now where was I again???
Oh yes the lower labs and it's puzzles.
When you find the pod where the suit is you may notice that there is steam leaking from the pod. you will need to obtain some STEAM CONVERTERS to convert the steam to energy in order to make the pod work. fortunately there are three salvaging benches with some old automatons that have steam converters across the lower labs.Fig.4: a salvaging bench
the bad news is that they don't work. they each are missing something that will make them work. one is missing an animus servo, another needs a gyrobestabliser and another, a gear box.
once you have found and repared the banches and obtained the converters you will need to place them on the pod. then pull the lever.Fig.5: The Pod plus lever
(Oh look! another bench!)
all you have to do now is go to the next area through the second transporter and... oh bother! the key has been nicked! better find it...
to obtain the key you must defeat the only fogscorp in the lower labs.Fig.6: The Fogscorp
and too be kind... here it is.
(Oh joy!!! The last bench!!!)
all that is left to do is to insert the key into the transporter and go through it too... The Next Area. The Frozen Cave.
p.s The Most dedicated explorers are likely to find hidden hatches in the lower labs too. but you won't just junk in these hatches...
Part 3: The Frozen Cave