2IX-1: Recording of Intercepted Transmission

Intercepted 9/15/73_2018

From the Desk of the Operator, Nightwatch--

The intercom atop the marble alerted me to a situation in an obscure sector of the Hotel currently uncharted and hitherto unknown to the staff. I answered and captured only a fragment to record and transcribed as best I could.

+++

[with buzzing and interference of message, sound of phone being handled]

ONE

Relax! STOP! Fucking relax! ...

[noise, distortion]

ONE

You can go to hell if you want to do that!

OTHER

[beat, muffled grumbling]

[high, metallic screeching in distance, interference]

ONE

And what did you decide to do? You brought that in here yourself, your stupid smile did this, and you can just pull it out and move it?!

[much chaotic shuffling. Silence.]

OTHER

We didn’t learn... at fuckin college, man... Ridiculous shit, we trusted a cuckoo. ... Privileged assholes association.

ONE

That doesn’t matter now, dude. Maybe it's not important now... I can’t babysit you in this box anymore. You made your own damn bed. I’m going upstairs.

OTHER

If you can FUCKING find it!!!

[door slams, chaotic swell of noise]

[static, phone disconnects]

+++

After the call ended I notified {Collections} and we searched a few of the nearest accessible staircases.

Walked up four or five different directions and spread out among ourselves.

Nothing through the walls, all door frames encountered were intact and lighting is holding up okay. We figured this was related somehow with the new talk of recording phone calls in house. I asked {Tech} if they had picked up the recorders we had left on 447-F and none were recovered. Our best option is to collect smaller exchanges and distribute more regularly.

The task of cutting up responsibilities is nigh, I suppose. No man is a desk, or a sofa.

Workplace casualties are expected, but nothing permanent.

The letter that came on the 15th makes a bit more sense in context, but we haven’t seen occupants in several months. We hear and see the evidence of people moving through, but actual interaction has been desolate.

Operator Log:
2IX-1: Operator Summary of Intercepted Recording - (Believed to be 3B #2 -*unverified-)
IX/14/73 - Recorded transmission - Intercepted at Desk

[Transmitted(?) incident occurring in Rm. X (See 1SB-1.);
Angry conversation, breakdown of dependent platonic relationship of Ox. (2)
_1 indicated moving "upstairs";
_2 indicated previous connection with _1 in "college" (implication X)
"You brought that in here yourself/your...smile did this" - _2]
{_1 believed to be _B (potential active agent A_1-2).
-- If correct, _2 presumed to be unknown entity holding phone in 3B Rm. X.
Unknown if A_1-2 is common b/w Ox. 1,2. --
_2: human male X; connection to _1. (Est. A_2-6 on appearance.)
Responded with direct 3D radial search {CollectionsO1-4~} of Staircases 1-4. Checked recorders, none surviving extant.