Inspect the hatch thoroughly.

The keypad linked to the access hatch in the ceiling is a strange one.
It has a digit-lock AND a swipe-card slot, and it appears to be lacking power.

Strangely, it is connected to the hatch with both an electric and apparently-organic cord. The fleshy cord reaches from one terminal to the hatch, as does an electrical wire. Crossing the electrical wire is a thing flap of burnt flesh and ash, which appears to be leading to the a set of contacts on the access card reader.

It seems rather complex. Whatever the case, the burnt flesh appears to be evidence that the two cords have trouble working well together.

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