I replay the events over quickly to verify I didn’t miss anything.
My companion(forgot his name) sprung the distraction. I entered the bunker to begin my search. After a quick scan not finding anything or anyone.
I note that no one was within the hallway because the Red Skull had this trap prepared. I also note that he has knowledge of future technology because the most densely tempered steel in 1943 is like paper to me.
I scan for weaknesses looking for a way to stop the gases. (Green)
Then I place my hand on the speaker/monitor and trace the signal. The tech is crude but very simple. I should be able to ping how far away the red skull is based off signal delays at a minimum. If there are any archaic tube computers connected. Even with copper wires my signal can travel across it. Just slower. (Basically dial up speed) I will work to force a command to open doors and stop/vent gass.
(OOC I have a +1 CS because I can touch the device)
(If you allow reason rolls. Logged on rol20)
Locating skulls signal: yellow
While performing the tasks I try to by myself time and speak to the red skull.
“Red Skull, I am willing to speak with you if you let my companion go. Immediately. If you kill him or prevent me from taking him outside, I can assure you. I will be forced to escalate this encounter, you will be critically injured in the process.”