It's a god eat god world.

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8th Oct 2019, 2:00 AM in issue 7
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arborwin 8th Oct 2019, 2:00 AM
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Grayling page 0745 Transcription

This page is a single image spread. We see what's inside the room Fern is peering into, and it is quite strange. In the middle of the room there is a very large, black pillar with a wide base coming down from the ceiling, like an upside-down pyramid. It is supported by several beams bolted to it and the floor scattered over its girth. In the middle of the room, underneath the pillar and seemingly pinned there by the point of the pillar, is a person lying in a bed. Bandages wrap the point where the pillar and the person are touching, and the person is wearing some kind of sterile suit that covers their body completely, including their face.

They are lying on their left side, facing away from the viewer, and watching a small television set next to their bed. It is sitting on a console table with a power strip connected to the TV as well as a gaming system, currently unused, set off to the left. There are also books messily piled in front of the TV, closer to the person's bed.

The person has kicked their blanket off the bed, and it is crumpled in a heap at the foot of the bed. To the right, deeper into the room, there is a small desk with a computer on it, and an office chair with wheels. To the right is a strange machine with many control panels and printing paper scrolling out of it, apparently apparatus for monitoring something in the room, perhaps the pillar. Other than these objects, the room is strangely sterile, as though the person is not truly allowed to make themselves at home in this space.