Help needed: end of Founder's Mercy

I’m most of the way through Founder’s Mercy, but I think I’m stuck on a late puzzle that doesn’t seem like it should be as difficult as it is.

I need to listen to the communications unit after it’s been connected to an audio unit and the antenna.

So far, I have:

  • Solved all three of the major problems initially mentioned on the screen in the pod control room; and
  • Calibrated the antenna in the antenna room; and
  • Collected the audio unit and the communications unit, and connected the two of them, and connected the communications unit to the antenna in the antenna room; and
  • Inserted a working power module into the audio unit; and
  • Felt the audio unit trying to make noise, though I can’t hear it in the vacuum.

I’m guessing I need to either manage to find a way to pull the audio unit into a place with an atmosphere, or pressurize the antenna room. However, I can’t find a way to do either one: there doesn’t seem to be a place to insert the pod control room’s pressurization module, and I can’t leave the room holding the audio unit without disconnecting it from the antenna’s cable.

HELP is not helping effectively here: it just says You need to connect the communications unit to a working audio input/output. As far as I can tell, though, I’ve done that.

Any help is appreciated!

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I believe what you need is simply a longer lever.


You are 100% correct, and I am now done with the piece. Which I mostly quite enjoyed, though I think that some puzzles could have been signposted a little tiny bit better. That one, for instance.

Thank you again, Stian!

I’m glad to be of help. Congrats on solving it!