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Rocket Scientist

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Details
Race
Hearthian
Planet
Timber Hearth
Location
Launch Tower

Rocket Scientist is the first character that the player speaks to upon waking up. They were the engineer responsible for building the spaceship that the player will use to travel in space.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Initial Conversation[edit | edit source]

  • There's our pilot! Back from your pre-launch campout under the stars, I see.
    So it's Launch Day, eh? Seems like only yesterday you joined the space program, and suddenly here you are, leaving on your first solo voyage.
    What do you say - ready to get this beauty off the ground? It's all fueled up and ready to go!
    • All systems go!
      • Glad you're excited, but remember, if you wreck the ship I'm not building you a new one. I'm not made of lightweight reentry grade aluminum alloys, you know.
        Anyway, you'll need to get the launch codes from Hornfels at the observatory before you can lift off. Just bring those here once you've said your goodbyes or whatever.
    • I'm ready if you are.
    • You're sure you fixed the retro rockets?
      • That was only a problem one time. And then maybe a few times after that, but hey, no reason to dwell on the past, right?
        Anyway, you'll need to get the launch codes from Hornfels at the observatory before you can lift off. Just bring those here once you've said your goodbyes or whatever.

Followup Conversation[edit | edit source]

  • Not having second thoughts, are you?
    • Where are the launch codes again?
      • Hornfels has the launch codes. Should be up at the observatory, like usual. I'm starting to think they live there.
    • How's the ship looking?
      • Great! Hey, you might get a kick out of this - I've repurposed the spare oxygen tank to be used as an extra combustion chamber!
        • What does that do?
          • Well, it's all very conceptual, but basically, it's like taking a regular second-stage booster and strapping a bigger rocket onto it. Isn't that great?
        • Is that... safe?
          • Probably!
    • How safe would you say this thing is?
      • Oh, it's a perfect ten. Unless you're factoring in pilot error, in which case it's about a four. No offense.
        Doesn't matter if you go to the moon or Brittle Hollow or just the other side of Timber Hearth. It's all the same to me. Get out there and have fun!
        Just don't hurt the ship, that's all I ask.
    • What's my mission once I'm in space?
      • Hey, you're the pilot - you tell me. Aren't you pilot-types all eager to get up there and explore for yourselves?
    • What else should I do before liftoff?
      • If you have any goodbyes to say, you better say 'em now. I think your friend Hal is in the observatory waiting to see you off.
        Oh, and Gossan says they have the zero-g chamber set up if you want a refresher on making ship repairs in space. Not saying you have to, but uh, it'd help to get Gossan off my back if you did.

Speaking with them after the first Loop[edit | edit source]

Speaking with them after a followup Loop[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Slate when they were known as the Rocket Scientist
  • During the alpha of the game, Slate was known as the Rocket Scientist