BioQuest: Text Adventure

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This is a choose your own fanfiction text adventure where you, the readers, can decide how Tenenbaum or Elizabeth react to story events. They are on a mission with Booker in tow to save Jack Ryan from Fontaine as well as rescue all the remaining Little Sisters.

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Story So Far:

Through a tear, Booker and Elizabeth arrived in Tenenbaum’s sanctuary in Olympus Heights of Rapture just as she saved the first Little Sisters in September 1958. They learned about her and Jack Ryan from Fink’s notes on Suchong’s experiments. They requested her help saving Jack in exchange for their assistance with rescuing the rest of the Little Sisters.

But it’s not as easy as it seems. Tenenbaum knows Fontaine is going to plan his death in that same night, and Ryan believes he has Fontaine cornered by shutting down access to Port Neptune (where Jack was to be smuggled out). With Tenenbaum’s knowledge of the tunnels in Rapture, they manage to reach Port Neptune.

Unexpectedly, Fontaine himself had arrived to send Jack off. Booker snaps when he sees him, starting the firefight on impulse. Jack reaches Tenenbaum safely and Booker tells them to run. When they return without Booker, it’s Jack who tells Elizabeth that Booker stayed behind.

Upon hearing this, Elizabeth decides to find Booker herself. She opens a tear to get a map of Rapture, but Jack sees her closing it when he comes to see if she’s alright. Elizabeth buys herself time with a simplified explanation and goes to find Booker, but she’s intercepted by Sander Cohen.

He redirected the Bathysphere she was in to take her to Fort Frolic to ask her to sing at his side as an artist of Rapture. Just as she agreed and stepped into the unstable artist’s territory, Sullivan and Booker were waiting for her.

Booker was wounded and not giving Elizabeth the full truth on what happened. While she was trying to get him to explain, Sullivan told them they had to get out before Ryan got there. Sullivan also let slip that Booker had been having regular headaches while they’d been travelling together.

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Characters:

Brigid Tenenbaum (reader controlled)

The scientist seeking to rescue the Little Sisters who previously worked with Andrew Ryan, Yi Suchong, and Frank Fontaine. She shot Booker when they first arrived in her safe house in Olympus Heights, but she has since agreed to help them free Jack Ryan in exchange for their help saving the Little Sisters.

With Jack safe for the time being, she is now watching over the Little Sisters and Jack alike while Elizabeth tracks down Booker (who stayed behind so Jack and Tenenbaum would have time to escape from Fontaine).

Booker DeWitt

He arrived with Elizabeth at Tenenbaum’s safe house in Olympus Heights and offered to help save Little Sisters if Tenenbaum helped them save Jack Ryan. Despite that, he doesn’t seem to like her much even as he relates to the darker parts of her past.

When he stayed behind to distract Fontaine and let Jack and Tenenbaum escape, he ended up with Sullivan. Booker said his recent wounds are from splicers, but he’s holding information back and she knows it.

Elizabeth (reader controlled)

She arrived with Booker at Tenenbaum’s safe house in Olympus Heights and convinced Tenenbaum to help them find Jack Ryan in exchange for their help saving the Little Sisters. She has Tenenbaum’s trust and respect, as she allows her to watch over the Little Sisters if needed.

She’s with Booker and Sullivan now, having just recently escaped from Sander Cohen (who tried to take her on as his “songbird”). Trying to get the full story from Booker is proving challenging, but Sullivan is unwittingly giving her more details than Booker himself has.

Jack Ryan

He looks to be in his mid-20s, but he’s only about two years old. Despite this, he is very intelligent – although he is also nervous and shy. Observing is how he spends most of his time and so far, Tenenbaum is the only one he relaxes around. His escape and reunion with Tenenbaum during the chaotic fight with Fontaine suggests he is more aware of combat than you would expect.

His conversation with Elizabeth before she left to get Booker was short, and he was difficult to read… But he listened to Elizabeth when she told him to stay with Tenenbaum.


Andrew Ryan

The founding leader of Rapture. He has seen Tenenbaum travelling with Booker, and Tenenbaum told him that she no longer works for Frank Fontaine (his business rival). Still, Ryan is suspicious of her intent but seems indifferent to Booker.

He’s currently on his way to Fort Frolic to meet up with Sullivan and reprimand Cohen… Although it’s more likely that he’s upset about the Bathysphere system being hacked than Elizabeth being kidnapped.

Sander Cohen

The primary artist of Rapture whose mental state is rapidly deteriorating due to the abuse of plasmids and ADAM. As Booker puts it, he’s a lunatic. Worse, he’s fixated on Elizabeth being his “songbird” so critics will finally understand his art and he will go to great lengths to get her. Getting Elizabeth away from him this once is undoubtedly a single battle won while the war will continue.

Sullivan

The head of security in Rapture and frequently doing the dirty work of Andrew Ryan. He was with Ryan when he tried to get information from her about Fontaine and is also aware of her affiliation with Booker.

Since there’s a Booker in another timeline of Rapture, seeing Sullivan triggered memories for Booker of when they first met and he had a nosebleed. They do seem to get along, however, and Sullivan has struck a sort of deal with Booker to let him and Elizabeth get away before Ryan comes to “have a little talk” with Cohen.

What the deal is, only Booker knows.

Frank Fontaine

The owner of Fontaine Futuristics, previous boss (with benefits) to Tenenbaum, and the head of the smuggling ring in Rapture. He seeks to take the city from Andrew Ryan by any means necessary, and he will be faking his death in a matter of days according to what Tenenbaum heard from him last.

He fled the scene when Jack Ryan escaped, but his plans to fake his death likely haven’t changed. After that… No one is quite sure what he’s planning.


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