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The following is a list of the notes in the Submachine games. Notes can be found on pieces of paper, in beginning and ending scenes, or in other forms (basically, anywhere that there is substantial text in the games)

Submachine 1: The Basement[]

Diary page[]

last summer I went camping under the big waterfall of Kent. I guess this was a great trip for me, however some people do not understand why. Well, I did lose my left arm, but what the hell, I found out that I had a third arm. The invisible one. Since then I started to learn how to use my karma arm, and soon my skills were those of a master. It wasn't a surprise to me when people started turning their backs on me, since I was considered to be a freak and mentally ill. Funny thing, I can't tell them the truth, it would be like explaining the possibility of space travel to a goldfish. So I'm just trying to

Submachine 2: The Lighthouse[]


I didn't wake up in a room

And I do remember

I remember I had a strange dream

I was playing a game


I also remember finishing that game

But i don't remember waking up from that dream

Diary 1[]

last summer I went camping under the big waterfall of Kent. I guess this was a great trip for me, however some people do not understand why. Well, I did lose my left arm, but what the hell, I found out that I had a third arm. The invisible one. Since then I started to learn how to use my karma arm, and soon my skills were those of a master. It wasn't a surprise to me when people started turning their backs on me, since I was considered to be a freak and mentally ill. Funny thing, I can't tell them the truth, it would be like explaining the possibility of space travel to a goldfish. So I'm just trying to


Find and point things
Click and use them
Read the diary
Look everywhere
Don't stop
Don't be afraid
Be careful
Stay focused

Lighthouse pamphlet[]


Welcome to the world's famous Kent Lighthouse. This structure has been erected in 1857 by sir Henry o'Toole. It is said that this lighthouse was built on the ruins of a medieval prison dungeon. This is one of our sightseeing attractions as you can go visit the archeological digouts in the lower sections of the lighthouse, just below the basement level. Ask your tour guide for this feature. This lighthouse was amazingly never destroyed, though several wars have been fought over lands of Kent. That allows you to enjoy the original wall structure of this complex.

Thank You for coming,

Hope to see you again.

Cat note[]

mid october 05

Today a strangest thing has happened. When I woke up there was a black cat inside the lighthouse. I clearly remember locking all the doors and windows before going to bed - yet - there he was. I have no idea how he could get inside. That bothers me. I named him Einstein, since he's apparently capable of breaking the time and space barrier as he wishes. Probably all cats do, but this particular one did that in front of my very eyes. Well, not exactly, but it's undeniable that he's here now. Just wondering if that has anything to do with my ability to build cross-dimension door with my karma arm. Guess we'll see in time.

Letter to Liz[]

Hi Elizabeth.

Even in my strangest dreams I never thought that I would be able to create through dimensional pathways leading to new unexplored places. My new experiment took me right below the lighthouse straight to those legendary ruins. You can call me a discoverer from now on. And I only used that wisdom gem that I found lately. Just think where possibly I could go using the lighthouse itself and its full power of light.

I'm considering moving to another place next 32 days.

Will you take care of Einstein for me?



Note to myself[]


Einstein is gone. Again.

I'm fed up with this.

Note to myself - stop worrying about that damn cat.

Diary 2[]

live my life peacefully not disturbing anyone. The job of a Lighthouse keeper seemed to be just right for me. And I wanted to spend the rest of my life in that lighthouse. But after five months my isolation came to an end when they decided to bury the building. My worst fear ever was to be buried alive. But what about to be buried alive inside of a building? I didn't want to take any chances. So I'm leaving today.

For those who follow me:

I am sorry...


m = (random 3 digit number)



Portal note[]

so here it is.

I did draw a portal in here, however it's not stable. I'm going to use it, even though I can't tell where I'll end up.

Feel free to use this door whenever you like, just remember that the number of places it can take you to is beyond wildest imagination.

Or I'm just trying to keep you from exiting the lighthouse.

Either way - decide for yourself if you're going to use it or not.



I see me walking out.

I see a seashore.

Did I travel too far?

Or too early?

It's confusing how time and space seem to unite.

But wait a minute...

Isn't that just...

An image on a computer screen?

Submachine 3: The Loop[]


There is no Diary Page

There is no Menu

There is no Spoon

There is no Trash bin

In fact there is nothing to collect at all

It's just you and the machine

Read me[]


Have you noticed that with each puzzle solved you move deeper below ground? That doesn't look like a good escape plan. The machine itself is a giant trap. In order to escape it you must stop solving puzzles or you'll just remain perpetually in that loop. The loop is timeless, spaceless, without beginning or end. It's the worst place you could have find yourself after teleporting from the lighthouse. Here's what I want you to do:
Don't open the passage-machine in room (0, 0). Instead, look for a green leaf and bring it to the statue in room (-12, 9). This should disconnect you from the loop, in which case you should arrive at the Lab, or somewhere nearby. Good luck!


Good ending[]

You thought you could escape

You thought you solved all the puzzles

But the truth is

You don't want to escape

From the Submachine

See you at the Lab

Bad ending[]

You just died of dehydration

Secret notes[]

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Submachine 4: The Lab[]


...look for a green leaf...

...bring it to the statue... should arrive at the lab...

...or somewhere nearby...

Conversation with Mur (@ laboratory)[]


(@mur): who is this?


(@mur): you're at the lab?


(@mur): and you don't have a keyboard??


(@mur): there is an explanation...

You escaped from the loop...

(@mur): didn't you?


(@mur): ok, first of all, you'll need to get to the portal room. It's protected by a steel grating, and if it's closed you'll need to find some way around the main grating lock. As far as I know you won't find keycodes and security passes for it.


(@mur): second thing, once you're at the portal, you'll need coordinates to go to. I have a list on my comp.


(@mur): I'm printing that for you right now.


(@mur): Get to the portal. Start jumping. Maybe you'll be able to find your way through. Good luck. M

The SD version of Sub4 compiles all notes onto one sheet of paper, where you can also take your own notes:

Coordinates of known locations[]

coordinates of known locations:

laboratory: x = 0, y = 0, z = 1

ancient section: x = 1, y = 0, z = 4

looping traps: x = 6, y = 9, z = 0

basement section: x = 5, y = 2, z = 9

lighthouse digouts: x = 4, y = 6, z = 2

tomb trap: x = 7, y = 7, z = 0

the ship: x = 8, y = 0, z = 0

Four teams are exploring the unknown connections.

Just one submachine[]

At first we thought there was just one submachine.

But then Murtaugh came along, and showed us the truth. His ability to create karma portals between locations let him explore more than one third of the submachine net. That took him 32 years. How foolish were we in those early years.

Using his technology we were able to built our own portals to move between dimensions. Now we set up the laboratory, we have reconnaissance exploration teams...

...for submachines, we go on missions into the net trying to discover new places and parts of this greatest puzzle. Murtaugh said once that there is no 'greatest puzzle', no masterplan, no one is controlling this thing. But we think otherwise. There must be a purpose for all of things. We just have to find it. I thought this was all possible, but since Murtaugh deserted us, I'm not so sure anymore. But we found our purpose, we see it clearly. Do you?...

Mission started[]

Our mission has just started.

Murtaugh taught us the necessity of writing notes and leaving them behind in locations they were made in.

That's for leaving a trace in case somebody got lost. But we are all well trained, nothing bad is going to happen. Not this time.

This is just in case. We're moving from here to the ship section, our mission is to get to the upper deck of
that ship.

Over and out.

Empty coil[]

We haven't even started exploring this ancient section and our coil is already dead. Probably someone forgot to recharge it. But the situation is serious.

We don't know the numbers for basement section. The coordinates are back at headquarters, and clearly we can't go back there anymore.

We'll try blind jumps as soon as we get a connection, but where will we end up I simply don't know.

Murtaugh came by[]

Murtaugh came by today. He said that since we cannot charge the laser to break the Orb, he's returning it to it's original position.

Just great.

Besides that we got a message from the ancient section exploration team two days ago. I can't tell why but they started blind jumping and found new matching coordinates. 551, some kind of brick room or something. Like if it mattered at all.

We won't see them again anyway.

Broken coil[]

Our coil is broken, and we don't have a replacement. It's useless. It's so useless.

All that struggle with those damn machines. Is there even some kind of normal world outside this endless mess of submachine? Over and over again, no beginning nor end. What was his name? That man with one arm? I forgot even that.

I just give up. I don't care anymore.

Human presence[]

Did you notice that you have never found any signs of human presence in the submachines? No matter which ones? But there are at least four teams wandering around the vast net of submachine. And there are probably other people too, locked within their own locations. What are the odds of never finding anyone here?

But on the other hand, what are the odds of finding alien life forms in the universe?

Crew expendable[]

Crew expendable. Where did I hear that? Did that come from the company, or someone even higher? Nevermind... In the meantime we tried almost every possible way of unlocking that damn ladder. this lock just won't open. the last attempt is to blow this up. We're setting up wires right now, and if we're lucky someone of us will survive and finally see what's on the upper deck of the ship. However, I'm going to write another note just after the explosion, if we'll still be alive that is.


I'm stuck, please help!

I got all the way to portal room in the lab, then found the coil in the ancient section but I don't know what to do next. I saw that people are leaving notes here behind them, so if anyone can help me...

I'm so confused, every time I find some item I have to wander around submachines looking where to put it. I'm so tired right now. Pls help!


I've been here before[]

I've been here before!

I remember those damn looping rooms. If I could only remember what was that all about. Some machine unlocking further connections, a compass showing me coordinates! Yes! It was all about the coordinates! But there is no compass in here now.

What to do?...

No clues[]

No clues. No clues. Wait, what I was doing here?

Need water[]

Need water. Must find water. Not much, one drop would be enough. Just one drop of water. All I see is sand, 32 chambers filled with sand as I remember.

Write down the coordinates, he said.

Wish I have done that. I need water.

Just a drop...

If you looked hard enough[]

If you looked hard enough and you are feeling lucky you can always try this location:






You passed all the tests flawlessly

Your application was considered positively

You can start working at the Lab from tomorrow

Wait for further instructions


This note is only available in the SD version of the game.

Thank You for finishing this game.

Now I'm giving you a choice. You can either go back to main menu to comment this game or even contact the creator (door to the left)


You can go back into the submachine net, because there is a reward for those who find 21/21 secrets. Once You have all the secrets, find a location to use them and enjoy bonus material. (door to the right)

Yours, Mur.

Secret notes[]

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Submachine 5: The Root[]

First assignment (@ laboratory)[]

First assignment:

- retrieve three so-called "wisdom gems", lost in the subnet over the years. Those artifacts, engineered in the first sub-era by unknown manufacturer are the only approvable energy source for the machine situated in the corridor location. This location can be accessed by 7-4-7 code.

- power up the machine.

- investigate far side of the net.

- return unharmed.

Mail from Murtaugh[]

Hi there.

Did you sleep well?

I've got an assignment for you.

You seem to be the best man for this job since your training involved dealing with wisdom crystals. You have to track back your actions and retrieve them. The easiest way is to access the root location and start from there. Root coordinates are: 5-5-2, and don't forget lab coordinates which are 0-0-1. Good Luck.


Secret notes[]

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Submachine 6: The Edge[]


Well, that's it...

I see no point in holding on any longer.

No one's coming, I've been a fool all the time.



do not mess with the protocols.

If you do, they will lock you up inside. I've seen that happening before.

That's not a good way to die out here.

Anyway, I've had enough. I'm not going in there anymore.

News flash[]

Did he tell you that you were the first one sent out here?

Well, news flash, my friend...


don't believe in his lies.

Incoming message / blocked[]

from: blocked__
@ blocked__

init: welcome pattern unrecognized
tag: outside
ext: infested

protocol 54-2
block and quarantine

Incoming message / unblocked[]

from: Murtaugh
I don't know if this message reaches anyone or just bounces off of the defense system firewall, but if there is a slightest chance then I must take it.
I need you to disable following protocols:
2-18 - secondary DS
1-12 - primary DS
1-0 - mainframe

The machine's final words[]

011101000110100001101001011100110010 000001101001011100110010000001110100 011010000110010100100000011001010110 111001100100001000000110111101100110 001000000111010001101000011001010010 000001110011011101010110001001101110 011001010111010000100000011001000110 010101100110011001010110111001110011 011001010010000001110011011110010111 0011011101000110010101101101

Note: This binary code translates to: "this is the end of the subnet defense system"

Final message[]

mur@lab: hello?
mur@lab: I can't believe it.
mur@lab: you managed to disable the defense systems of the subnet.
mur@lab: now we can travel freely throughout the net. We can finally invade the core of the submachine.

mur@lab: unfortunately for you, your adventure ends here.

mur@lab: good bye.

Secret notes[]

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Submachine 7: The Core[]

Entry points[]

note to myself


possible entry points failed

check on 291

good feeling about this one



My name is Elizabeth.

Welcome to my temple of solitude.

There is a great chance that you wandered here after being tested by Murtaugh. If that is the case, I am very sorry that I couldn't get to you before him. It must have been tough on you to get through all his traps, tests and tasks to fulfill. However - worry no more. If you can't find me in the garden, then I am at my laboratory and will be joining you shortly.

Please wait patiently here and try not to touch anything.

Thank you.


Garden plans[]

How could they have possibly known?

How could they mimic the structure of the subnet so accurately within simple garden plans?...

This is completely baffling.




Welcome to the world's famous Winter Palace of the fourth dinasty.

Built in 1832 by sir Henry o'Toole, a young architect, barely known at that time, merely the servant of King's master urbanist.

After finishing this palace o'Toole gained respect in modern art circles of the Western Kingdom.

This palace and surrounding gardens are prime examples of antistructural architecture freed from boundaries of material durability.

Make sure you also visit the famous Kent Lighthouse built by the same architect.

Thank you for coming, we hope to see you again.


So when things started to collapse, why certain bits and pieces got left behind?

They just stayed in place...

And why those in particular?



Why does this sociopath only talk to Elizabeth?

Karma portals[]

Now you know how Murtaugh's karma portals work. You just used one. They can in fact transport you through different dimensions.

However the ones drawn within the core are... short range. Those were the first ones he has ever drawn. A test. Baby steps if you will.

Now that you used one - please, do not use them anymore. They shatter the fabric of this dimension. Murtaugh neglected that fact and... Just look around where we ended...


We the King - South Garden []

We the King

Welcome you in our South Garden

Anyone who seeks Peace And Calmness will find it under The Leaves of our Blessed Florae

We the King - Winter Palace []

We the King

Welcome you in our Winter Palace

May it be Home for those Who seek Knowledge And Repel Solitude

Here I am[]

I know it is kind of ironic to dock my laboratory out here in the ruins of the winter palace.

The king always wanted this palace to become safe haven for people of science.

Here I am, my king.


Black holes[]

If subnet is universe, then the loops are black holes.

The Fourth Dynasty[]

[...] The Fourth Dynasty at the peak of it's cultural and technological development was able to create first man-made submachine structure. That was around the beginning of twentieth century and is now considered the birthdate of the outer rim. Those first structures were merely flawed copies of the original structures, but in time they grew into something completely autonomous. Attempts to chart new territories failed miserably leaving the vast submachine wilderness to it's own. [...]

The plan is lost[]

Once the great scheme of things was clearly visible through the layers of seven main dimensions.

Right now due to corossion, collapse and spontaneous growth of the outer rim the plan is almost unrecognizable.

We humans deserted the outer rim, and the outer rim responded with deserting us.

Nothing but decay ensues.

The plan is lost.

Collapse death toll[]

It's no wonder they wanted to bury this whole lighthouse with him still inside.

The collapse death toll was growing exponentionally.


Letter from M[]

Hi Elizabeth.

Even in my strangest dreams I never thought that I would be able to create through dimensional pathways leading to new unexplored places. My new experiment took me right below the lighthouse straight to those
legendary ruins.

You can call me a discoverer from now on. And I only used that wisdom gem that I found lately. Just think where possibly I could go using the lighthouse itself and its full power of light.

I'm considering moving to another place next 32 days.

Will you take care of Einstein for me?



Letter from Liz[]

Dear Murtaugh.

I understand your desire to build another karma portal within the lighthouse. I urge you not to do this. Once you leave the core no one knows where you'll end up. The outer rim is endless. No one knows what types of mutations of submachines grew out there.

I will take care of Einstein, but remember this. Once you step through that portal - you can never go back. The Core will be forever lost to you.

That man left us as well[]

Once there was a man who said he knew what was happening after Murtaugh left.

Since then that man left us as well.

Garden plans 2[]

I finally understood how they could mimic the structure of the subnet within a garden...

They didn't have to mimic. They were already living inside the subnet.


High time for me to leave[]

I can hear Murtaugh breaching the defenses of my ship. It is the high time for me to leave this dimension.

I'm sorry I couldn't wait for you any longer, but I fear that with one more karma portal placed this dimension will collapse entirely.

I know what he wants to do. I know why he came back to the core. He's after those who buried him alive in that lighthouse.

I have to warn them. I have to get to the fifth layer. I wish you could follow me but I have only one rescue pod left.

I am sorry.


Secret notes[]

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Submachine 8: The Plan[]

Transcript 17/38[]

Liz: You can create dimensional portals while being inside such a portal?

Murtaugh: Yes, I can.

Liz: And when you do, what happens then?

Murtaugh: change direction.

Liz: Direction of what?

Murtaugh: Of everything.

Murtaugh's return[]

Murtaugh is coming back. We should go.

We should go now.

The answer[]

I clearly remember the day it all ended. It was not long after the computer processing power exceeded that of the human brain. Many thought that this was the turning point, but not so. The moment came a bit later. I remember, because I was there, when we asked the biggest question. The one we've been struggling with for millennia.

Why are we?

But this time the question wasn't directed at us. We asked the computer. And that was the turning point in the history of humanity. That exact moment. Once we acknowledged that we're not the most evolved structure on our planet, once we passed the torch, our purpose diminished. Did we expect the computer to fry under the heaviest of questions? Of course. So you can imagine our surprise, when this happened.

The computer answered the question.

Vanishing act[]

- Where are you?

- I'm standing right beside you. Can't you see me?

- No.

- Let's compare our geotags once more.

- Something's off. We are at the same location. But...

- Where are you?

The plan[]

- But why the boundaries. Why this particular shape?

- The idea is to give you the glimpse of the plan. Just a glimpse. Seeing it in all it's glory would blind your mind.

Toys and knots[]

- This is just a toy. Just a toy.

- It's not a toy. It's a knot. You have to untie it. Unless you're Alexander.

Light beam[]

- I never knew a beam of light could bend like that.


- Do you see it now?

- Yes... How is it even possible? They're interlocking perfectly...

- Who needs god when you have architects like that, right?

The goddess[]

A woman came to our village. No one knows exactly how she entered, since the gate was closed at the time. She went straight to the [term not translational], and one minute later a beam of bright light shot from it straight up to the sky. When she disappeared we knew we were blessed with the presence of the goddess. That was 742 years ago, and we worship her to this day.

Transcript 18/38[]

Liz: So... Did you ever catch me after all?...

Murtaugh: You know there are seven answers to that question, my dear Liz.

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Submachine 9: The Temple[]


So, did You travel too far, or too early?...

What if I told you - neither?

Mur and the light[]

The light of Shiva drawn Murtaugh to live in the lighthouse.

Elizabeth and the light[]

The light of Shiva drawn Elizabeth to leave the lighthouse.

Tomb of Murtaugh[]

Murtaugh, The Powerful

The Caretaker, The Overseer

Tomb of Elizabeth[]

Elizabeth, The Merciful

The Healer, The Mother


When Murtaugh put his arm into the waterfall, he noticed that he no longer had an arm, but seven of them. That was not something unexpectable.

What is a miracle, though, is that after he removed his arm from the waterfall - he still could see all seven layers of his left arm.

Not longer after that he understood, that focusing them all in one place created a portal. That was because all of his arms from all of the layers met at one place and caused the interdimensional karma flow at his fingertips.

Of Mur and Einstein[]

When Murtaugh saw the cat changing the layer of reality he falsely connected that event with Einstein's theory of relativity.

That was because in those early days Murtaugh was just beginning to understand the structures of reality.

During his intellectual growth he was able to come across the cat several times. He grew attached to the animal.

When he asked Elizabeth to take care of the cat, she took him back to his appropriate dimension in the first layer.

Layers and focus[]

Nobody could predict that the enlightenment would cause such destruction. Even Murtaugh himself didn't know what happened. He was already looking at all layers at once. He was already removed from one-dimensionality.

To be back in only one layer, Murtaugh had to lose his focus. After he focused his mind back on the structure of the plan, his exploration teams didn't understand what happened. Some called it abandonment. Others - rapture. No wonder they panicked.

They did not even have a philosophical device to comprehend the true nature of his disappearance.

Like drawings on paper[]

- Why does this sociopath talk only to Elizabeth?

- She's the ony person he can see. Remember, we're one-dimensional. We're like a drawing on a piece of paper to him. A drawing that was erased, redrawn and erased again. Seven times over.

Mur's powers[]

- The greatest mystery and misconception of the doctrine is that Murtaugh gained his powers.

- He didn't?

- No. They were given to him.

- By whom?...

- By Shiva, naturally.

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Submachine 10: The Exit[]

Northern Garden docks[]

We the King welcome you in our Northern Garden docks.

Anyone who seeks peace And calmness will find it under the leaves of our blessed florae.

Power Source[]

Power source.

Watch Your step.


Please enter ship ID number.


Release both drill clamps before operating the drill.

Control Room[]

Power all range confirmators before operating the hatch.


Exploration teams and restoration staff only.



Temporal anomaly leak ahead.


- - - - - - - - S.H.I.V.A. - - - - - - - -

no permission to access



- So how did he escape after all?

- Through the lighthouse, naturally. how else?...

Infinite number[]

- Do you know how many numbers are there between 0 and 1.

- ... Infinite?...

- Exactly. There is a countless number of sub-layers between any two main layers of reality. The important thing to remember is that as there are seven main layers, all stable, as all their sub-layers, there is also the eighth layer, known as the layer of light, which is not stable and it can float freely through all other layers. Murtaugh was trapped in the eighth layer once, that's why he was unable to focus his being on a single layer. Fortunately Elizabeth managed to snap him out of this trap.

Five dimensions[]

- If there is countless number of sub-layers, it's practically impossible for two people the end up in the same layer, right?

- Yes, good observation.

- But the non-living matter can be persistant between layers.

- Yes, there are special building materials mixed with just a hint of karmic water. This technique was discovered during the Fourth Dynasty.

- Naturally. The architects of the Plan...

- So you can imagine how a non-living sentient organism, powered by the super-intelligence of Shiva was able to embrace all layers at once. The Submachine is now living in five dimensions.

Vertical loop[]

- We're in a loop.

- Yes, I know, there are time anomaly leaks everywhere, but we're not in one right now. Are we?

- No, not horizontal loop. Vertical one.

- What do you mean?

- Look through my microscope. And then through my telescope. You'll see.

Every 32 years[]

- I'll come back to the shrine every 32 years. I promise, anyone who still listens to this frequency.

Life's goal[]

- You can't fix everything, just let it go. Submachine doesn't need your help. It's fine as it is.

- You know you're taking away my life's goal, right?

- We'll find you a new one, don't worry. You were part of this organism, I admit, a crucial one, but just a part nonetheless. You can't think of yourself any bit higher. That would be arrogant, and that's not you anymore.

- What would I do without you, my dear...

Twin Tombs[]

- I've found my grave today. A proper tomb, in fact...

- Well, I guess that's bound to happen sooner or later if you're a time traveller.

- I've also found your tomb, right next to mine.

- Oh, that's so sweet of them.

Usher and disciple[]

- I think you're ready to enter the Submachine. You know more than enough and will probably find out more on your journey. Remember, this can destroy or transform you. But you will not return the same man. May the wisdom of Thoth guide you.

- Thank you, holy usher. I will not fail you.

- Don't fail yourself, my young disciple.

The Lighthouse's lamp[]

- How will you know that they're coming?

- I'll keep my eye on the lighthouse. Once the lamp goes off, they'll be coming.

- But that lamp is behind steel curtains...

- Don't worry. I'll know once it's off.

Letter to Elizabeth[]

Dear Elizabeth!

I'am so close! You won't believe how much progress I've done in last... How long was it?... 3.5 years? My lord, it feels good to be focused again.

I know this sounds stupid, but as a time traveller I have to say it feels good to see time run by you.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. My theory of focused karma was correct! I have scientific evidence at my laboratory. Once it doesn't penetrate any two given layers creating a portal - it actually restores previously destroyed sub-molecular order.

Now, all I need is some kind of... portable karma stabiliser, and I'm good to go!

Just imagine - stable and secure karmic portals. Would you believe that?


Letter to Murtaugh[]

Dear Murtaugh.

That's great news. Please remember one thing. Submachine didn't wait for this discovery, it moved on and is healing itself, as any normal organism would. Did you see the power generator in the oldest sections of the root? The one destroyed by your portal long time ago? Now it's being rebuilt by five karmic veins. If you haven't seen it - please do, it's a remarkable proof that Submachine became sentient being.



- But how is it possible, that she knew the Submachine was sentient and reasoning? That's like Lumiere brothers talking about retina cinema of the early 21st century.

- Don't forget, that's Elizabeth you're talking about. Right?

- ... Right...

Brain and body[]

- Wait, Submachine was already sentient that early?

- Of course. The mainframe of Submachine became conscious once it's processing power surpassed that of the human brain. They asked the question, remember? And Shiva answered. Submachine was sentient for at least 32 days before that.

- Now I understand. Shiva is the brain, Submachine is the body. It's all so clear now.

Light crown[]

Light crown converter needed to connect light crown to the fuse outlet.

Secret Notes[]

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Submachine: Ancient Adventure[]


You have collected the ancient crystal of wisdom

Wisdom gives you endless power to find your own path in life

May it serve you well

Submachine: Future Loop Foundation and Submachine: FLF[]


Found in both games.

All memories

are lost in time

like tears

in rain

Vinyl #1[]

Found in the SD version.

Future Loop Foundation: Scratch & Sniff E.P.

Vinyl #2[]

Found in the SD version.

Memories of a Fading Room

Ending (SD version)[]

It's all coming back to me now...

and I almost remember my name...

I know where I must go now... find the root of all of this.

Ending (HD version)[]

It's all coming back to me now...

and I almost remember my name...

I know where I must go now... end all of this.

Submachine: 32 Chambers[]

Air wind and fire[]

Air wind and fire dig through the sand

Submachine Universe[]

Arranged by location coordinate.

100 - Subbot sketches[]

sub-bot reverse engineered sketches

unit consists of

leg/foot and hand/arm relation, a connection pod, head unit.

Designed by

Sir William Taylor

Research team 006

quadrant 318

218 - David Stark's "Irenaeus on 666 and 616"[]

In his Against Heresies, Irenaeus argues that 666 is a particularly “fitting” number for the name of the beast in Rev 13:18:

since he sums up in his own person all the commixture of wickedness which took place previous to the deluge, due to the apostasy of the angels. For Noah was six hundred years old when the deluge came upon the earth, sweeping away the rebellious world, for the sake of that most infamous generation which lived in the times of Noah. And [Antichrist] also sums up every error of devised idols since the flood, together with the slaying of the prophets and the cutting off of the just {cf. Matt 24:37–38/Luke 17:26–27}. For that image which was set up by Nebuchadnezzar had indeed a height of sixty cubits, while the breadth was six cubits; on account of which Ananias, Azarias, and Misaël, when they did not worship it, were cast into a furnace of fire, pointing out prophetically, by what happened to them, the wrath against the righteous which shall arise towards the [time of the] end {cf. Matt 24:15/Mark 13:14}. For that image, taken as a whole, was a prefiguring of this man’s coming, decreeing that he should undoubtedly himself alone be worshipped by all men {cf. Rev 13:15}. Thus, then, the six hundred years of Noah, in whose time the deluge occurred because of the apostasy, and the number of the cubits of the image for which these just men were sent into the fiery furnace, do indicate the number of the name of that man in whom is concentrated the whole apostasy of six thousand years, and unrighteousness, and wickedness, and false prophecy, and deception; for which things’ sake a cataclysm of fire shall also come [upon the earth]. (Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 5.29.2 [ANF 1:558]; square brackets original; curled brackets added)

This argument is, therefore, substantially canonical-internal. Given his reading of the Gospels’ testimony about the eschaton and how Revelation itself portrays the beast, Irenaeus thinks the number 666 makes good sense in Rev 13:18. Having established the propriety of the number 666 on these grounds, immediately following, Irenaeus comments on the variant reading 616:

{1} Such, then, being the state of the case {with Noah’s age at the deluge and the dimensions of Nebuchadnezzar’s image}, and {2} this number {i.e., 666} being found in all the most approved and ancient copies [of the Apocalypse], and {3} those men who saw John face to face bearing their testimony [to it]; {4} while reason also leads us to conclude that the number of the name of the beast, [if reckoned] according to the Greek mode of calculation by the [value of] the letters contained in it, will amount to six hundred and sixty and six; that is, the number of tens shall be equal to that of the hundreds, and the number of hundreds equal to that of the units (for that number which [expresses] the digit six being adhered to throughout, indicates the recapitulations of that apostasy, taken in its full extent, which occurred at the beginning, during the intermediate periods, and which shall take place at the end),—I do not know how it is that some have erred following the ordinary mode of speech, and have vitiated the middle number in the name, deducting the amount of fifty from it, so that instead of six decads they will have it that there is but one {i.e., 616}. [I am inclined to think that this occurred through the fault of the copyists, as is wont to happen, since numbers also are expressed by letters; so that the Greek letter which expresses the number sixty was easily expanded into the letter Iota of the Greeks.]* {5} Others then received this reading without examination; some in their simplicity, and upon their own responsibility, making use of this number expressing one decad; while some, in their inexperience, have ventured to seek out a name which should contain the erroneous and spurious number. Now, as regards those who have done this in simplicity, and without evil intent, we are at liberty to assume that pardon will be granted them by God. {6} But as for those who, for the sake of vainglory, lay it down for certain that names containing the spurious number are to be accepted, and affirm that this name, hit upon by themselves, is that of him who is to come; such persons shall not come forth without loss, because they have led into error both themselves and those who confided in them. Now, in the first place, it is loss to wander from the truth, and to imagine that as being the case which is not; then again, as there shall be no light punishment [inflicted] upon him who either adds or subtracts anything from the Scripture, under that such a person must necessarily fall. Moreover, another danger, by no means trifling, shall overtake those who falsely presume that they know the name of Antichrist. For if these men assume one [number], when this [Antichrist] shall come having another, they will be easily led away by him, as supposing him not to be the expected one, who must be guarded against. (Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 5.30.1 [ANF 1:558–59]; square brackets original; curled brackets added)

To his appeal to canonical harmony {1}, Irenaeus adds the further, stylistic assurance that {4} 666 is the proper numerical equivalent of whatever the beast’s actual name may be “according to the Greek mode of calculation,” although he explicitly advises against speculation about this name’s identity (cf. {6}). Although this stylistic observation does not directly help Irenaeus establish the reading 666 as preferable to the reading 616, a consequence of Irenaeus’s assertion here is that it sets some bounds—however flexible they may be—around the translation of the number into the personal name for which it stands. That is, this translation should happen “according to the Greek mode of calculation,” apparently as opposed to any other special or more esoteric “mode of calculation” that could be applied to the number. The related point that Irenaeus does try to make toward substantiating the reading 666 is that this reading, unlike the alternative 616, aligns the three-ness of its sixes with the three-ness of the relevant apostatic periods: “at the beginning, during the intermediate periods, and . . . at the end.”

For external testimony to the correctness of the 666 reading, Irenaeus cites both {2} the presence of 666 in the best and most ancient texts available to him and {3} the explicit approval of this reading by “those men who saw John face to face.” Therefore, in the face of appeals {1–4}, Irenaeus regards the reading 666 as sufficiently well established and sufficiently significant to result in deleterious consequences for those who opt for the alternative 616 ({5–6}; Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 5.30.2). Even after this text critical argument, however, Irenaeus stresses that properly deciphering the number 666 is sufficiently problematic that, “on account of the fear of God, and zeal for the truth,” “[i]t is . . . more certain, and less hazardous, to await the fulfilment of the prophecy, than to be making surmises, and casting about for any names that may present themselves, inasmuch as many names can be found possessing the number mentioned” (Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 5.30.3 [ANF 1:559]; square brackets added).

291 - Lone traveller[]

Greetings lone traveller.

I welcome you and congratulate you on getting here, as your virtues that lead you are one of three:

- luck - if you just got here by accident from unrelated location of the net;

- patience - if you got here through systematic blind-jumping through subsequent portal combinations;

- intelligence - as your journey was a long and fruitful with solving the clues that finally led you here.

You are indeed worthy of getting inside this sanctuary.

Unfortunately I know that this sacred walls will be soon shattered by murtaugh who is already coming here. You cannot stay. But you should prevail. You should return.


317 - Mover[]

class ONE submachine mover

investigated by Daniel Chavez

355 - Entry points[]

note to myself


possible entry points failed.

check on 291

good feeling about this one

613 - He fell[]

he... he fell...

Get this thing off me! Get it off!

Protocol accordant retreat.


No idea what to do next.

seems I've been everywhere...

Get this thing off me!

No more writing

840 - Unknown layer[]


What layer is this?

947 - Energy pipe[]

bot ID 41-32-95-96
maintenance round 17083

947 gem energy pipe broken
conductor leakage
energy loss 20%

awaiting instructions


brk - He sees you[]

"That's impossible. Nothing has changed. The coordinates are the same. Yet everything is gone. There's nothing there now. I can't see anything.”

“Don't worry. He sees you. That's all you need to know.”

“I don't understand.”

“You don't have to. Just accept it.

jko - Crossing class KPS[]

Data cluster /KPS info -open /dir

/dir Unit info


Karma Portal Stabiliser;

Prototype Class: Crossing;

Engineer: Robert L. Wood


lcr - Excerpts from H. P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow out of Time"[]

...Within the dreams I seemed gradually to acquire a greater and greater freedom of wandering. I floated through many strange buildings of stone, going from one to the other along mammoth underground passages which seemed to form the common avenues of transit. Sometimes I encountered those gigantic sealed trap-doors in the lowest level, around which such an aura of fear and forbiddenness clung. I saw tremendous tessellated pools, and rooms of curious and inexplicable utensils of myriad sorts. Then there were colossal caverns of intricate machinery whose outlines and purpose were wholly strange to me, and whose sound manifested itself only after many years of dreaming. I may here remark that sight and sound are the only senses I have ever exercised in the visionary world...

I would seem to be in an enormous vaulted chamber whose lofty stone groinings were well-nigh lost in the shadows overhead. In whatever time or place the scene might be, the principle of the arch was known as fully and used as extensively as by the Romans.

There were colossal round windows and high arched doors, and pedestals or tables each as tall as the height of an ordinary room. Vast shelves of dark wood lined the walls, holding what seemed to be volumes of immense size with strange hieroglyphs on their backs.

The exposed stonework held curious carvings, always in curvilinear mathematical designs, and there were chiselled inscriptions in the same characters that the huge books bore. The dark granite masonry was of a monstrous megalithic type, with lines of convex-topped blocks fitting the concave-bottomed courses which rested upon them.

There were no chairs, but the tops of the vast pedestals were littered with books, papers, and what seemed to be writing materials—oddly figured jars of a purplish metal, and rods with stained tips. Tall as the pedestals were, I seemed at times able to view them from above. On some of them were great globes of luminous crystal serving as lamps, and inexplicable machines formed of vitreous tubes and metal rods.

The windows were glazed, and latticed with stout-looking bars. Though I dared not approach and peer out them, I could see from where I was the waving tops of singular fern-like growths. The floor was of massive octagonal flagstones, while rugs and hangings were entirely lacking.

Later I had visions of sweeping through Cyclopean corridors of stone, and up and down gigantic inclined planes of the same monstrous masonry. There were no stairs anywhere, nor was any passageway less than thirty feet wide. Some of the structures through which I floated must have towered into the sky for thousands of feet.

There were multiple levels of black vaults below, and never-opened trap-doors, sealed down with metal bands and holding dim suggestions of some special peril...

mnt - Suicide note[]

I've heard stories.

Well, not actually heard. I just read them on pieces of paper. I read that there were exploration teams. For the love of god, did he really form teams? what happened to those men and women? where their shattered bones lie right now? 

I know that everywhere I look I'm probably looking at bones. The subnet is everywhere. How many people had to die for him to gather the information he so dearly needed?


I never joined any exploration team. I never saw anybody. I'm not much of an explorer. If you tell me to do something - I will. But I see no point in exploring the infinity. Maybe that's why he chose me for the defsys mission. Maybe that's the reason I'm standing on this ledge right now.

When I look around I see submachine.

When I look down I see nothing.

I want to be there.

thb - On Karmic Infusion[]

Excerpt from the Book of the Second Age Mechanics written by anonymous architect of the Southern Bay Monastery, approximately 10 to 15 years after the singularity.

The biggest questions facing scientists of that era were naturally concerning the karma crystal. Once discovered as the origin of karmic water in Kent, the question was: is it possible to infuse plain water with karmic characteristics outside the natural environment. Is it possible to perhaps infuse other materials. Other objects? Since infusing water turned out to be quite easy. and while there was no known solution for infusion of other materials yet, they thought of a crude workaround. They were able to infuse objects that could absorb karmic water. That meant you could have karmic clothes, sponges, chalk, flammable arrowheads etc. What's interesting - you could also create karmic plants by watering them with karma infused water.

There was a number of karmic infuser machine prototypes throughout the years. As we mentioned before, the procedure was rather simple, and techniques were further developed from late twenties up until June of 42, when the first commercial machine was released to the public, rendering karmic vendor parlours obsolete.

To learn more about karmic infusers please refer to fig. ch.5 08 to 14.