Lab (Submachine 5)

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The lab (Submachine 5) is part of the residential sector of the lab complex. It is featured in Submachine 5: The Root.


This area was one of many residential sectors used by scientists in the lab complex.


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This is the bathroom of the Player in 38C. There is a light-green towel on the right wall, red toothbrush near the sink and light-blue slippers on the floor. Also on the left wall, there is the first toilet-paper-roll in game. Note that the player can't see neither him/herself nor the door from the mirror.

The player wakes up in a hallway with a bed set in the wall. The walls and floor are of simple design. The far end of the hallway contains a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and other toiletries.

The middle of the hallway contains a hatch that can be unlocked. 23 tally marks are scratched on the walls. The hatch leads down a ladder to another hallway with a computer. The computer contains three documents where the player collects information from Murtaugh for collecting wisdom gems.

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Some toast and a mug that's seemingly empty.

The right of the second hallway contains a large door with the sign "PORTAL" next to it. (A similar sign pointing up the staircase reads "38C". Continuing through the door marked "PORTAL" leads to another ground hatch, which opens up to another ladder leading to the portal. The walls of the portal section are noticeably darker than the rest of the area.


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See alsoEdit

Submachine 5 locations
Portal Dorm 38C 001 • Root base 552 • Corridor 747 • Lucky room
Transporter Root base 0,0 • Charger room 0,1 • Symbol room 0,2 • Citric acid room 1,0 • Metal box room 1,2 • Pipe room 2,0 • Ancient room 2,1