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Most people would never think of a time when the odds are truly stacked against them. Working in a place where no two days are alike is a hard environment to have the odds anything but with you. When threes a chance of favorable odds, scientists like myself leap at the opportunity presented. So when our supervisor sent down the sample, we all set off to analyze and record its unique properties. It all started when I woke up.
I caught an inbound tram around 9:00 and started my descent into the facilities below Black Mesa research and development is a huge underground complex, complete with a satellite launch silo for the extraterrestrial experiments. Black Mesa is also a weapons contractor for the government. You cannot go anywhere without proper authorization. The doors have retinal scanners and keycard clearance. The hallways can be sealed off with large bulkheads and there are security drones in