Message in a Throttle – Part 02

It was late…instead of dreaming about winning the Fizzle & Pozzik race with a finely tuned mechanical overgear system, I could only see that face. That bejeweled metal skull silently laughing at me with it’s secrets. The components were all wrong – no Blingtron I’d ever seen had an arcane coding matrix like that…

Pipsqueack rose out of her bed and pulled the battered head and placed it quietly on the desk. Her ears were ringing with the silence interrupted by the occasional thrumping of her pulse. Out of curiousity, she opened the cranial access latch and looked over the components again: arcano-encoding matrix – check, mini-articulators – check, odd protrusion that was probably part of the frame – wait. There was a small seam with a screw she hadn’t seen before. Carefully twirling it open, she placed the tiny part into a small cup with a delicate ‘plink’.

There was another encoding matrix. That was just…wrong. There was no need for a second one. Adjusting the service settings, it spit out another encoded text. She wondered if there were more messages locked inside that matrix:

MESSAGE 02

01010011 01110100 01100001 01110100 01110101 01110011 00111010 00100000 00001010 01001001 01011000 00101101 00110001 01001011 00100000 01110101 01101110 01101001 01110100 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110000 01110010 01101111 01100011 01100101 01100101 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01110000 01100001 01110010 01100001 01101101 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 01110011 00100000 00101101 00100000 01101001 01101110 01110011 01100101 01110010 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00100000 01101001 01101110 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100001 01100111 01100111 01110010 01100101 01110011 01110011 01101111 01110010 00100000 01101111 01110010 01100111 01100001 01101110 01101001 01111010 01100001 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00100000 01110011 01110101 01100011 01100011 01100101 01110011 01110011 01100110 01110101 01101100 00101110

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