IC Kilo-M9 - Onu-Metru, Archives - going down:
Analyzing new archives data. New data does not match existing information.
No records in new data-set for levels 7, 8, 12. Comparing with existing data.
Probability of citizens searching level 7 first for great disk, 86%.
New objective: travel to level 7, return citizens to work stations, protect citizens.
The tunnels of the archives were a collection of mazes layered upon one another. Natural and man-made tunnels looped and intersected, with what order there was only existing by the archivists’ insistence that it was present. Those who were more familiar with the archives knew that such insistence was foolhardy. The tunnels were chaos. Chaos that had its uses for those who could navigate it.
The robotic enforcer moved at a deliberate pace, its plodding footfalls just adding to the existing din of sounds echoing through the underground. What rahi lurked on the upper floors knew well not to mess with their metal neighbor. The machine entered a side tunnel with a much greater downwards slope that one would normally see. There was no light here, but that wouldn’t stop the machine. It had no need for light, for food, for companionship. It had a mission to fulfill; nothing more.
Descent to level 7 proceeding at moderate pace. Passing floor 2, 3, 4, 5.
Auditory signal detected. Identifying...
Signal identified. Screams, shouting. Multiple voices, likely sentient.
Triangulating source. Source of voices coming from lower levels. Possible danger to citizens. Further information needed.
Increasing descent pace by 62%.