Oct 02 20:46:25 <E4D> Jason's chilling on the rooftop, eyeing the landscape through Alice's AM rifle scope.
Oct 02 20:46:52 <PaulS_laptop> John's on the roof as always. Mostly relaxing under his tarp before his shift on watch.
Oct 02 20:47:02 <Dexanote> There's a figure waaay out there
Oct 02 20:47:16 <Soulless> Alicel is splashing at the pool. Wheeee.
Oct 02 20:47:30 <PaulS_laptop> He cracks his neck and fiddles with the PDW
Oct 02 20:47:38 <Dexanote> Jason can see it's Chainshank, poking at something with the Scythe.
Oct 02 20:48:29 <PaulS_laptop> "Anythin'?"
Oct 02 20:49:13 <E4D> «Whatcha got, Shank?»
Oct 02 20:49:32 <E4D> He's sighted in on the object of Shank's poking.
Oct 02 20:49:34 <Maddy> Alice as fallen asleep leaning on the edge of the roof.
Oct 02 20:50:05 <Dexanote> Dead crow. Seems to have been slashed cleanly in half vertically.
Oct 02 20:50:12 <Dexanote> «Jus' a crow.>
Oct 02 20:50:26 <Dexanote> «There was a couple, got em.»
Oct 02 20:52:40 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+4
Oct 02 20:52:40 <Glacon> PaulS_laptop: 3 (4df+4=-, -, 0, +)
Oct 02 20:53:45 <PaulS_laptop> John lifts off the ground from where he lays, blood dripping down his face from his eyes and ears.
Oct 02 20:54:33 <PaulS_laptop> He opens his mouth, speaking in a chorus of unearthly voices, one louder than the rest.
Oct 02 20:54:57 <Dexanote> «… uh.»
Oct 02 20:55:22 <Maddy> Alice wakes from her nap!
Oct 02 20:55:36 <Ragazzo> Dusty is on the roof enjoying a bottle of water.
Oct 02 20:55:44 <Ragazzo> "…the hell…."
Oct 02 20:55:46 <Soulless> Alicel looks up and looks around. What was that?!
Oct 02 20:56:20 <Soulless> He runs to the direction of the noise.
Oct 02 20:56:32 <Dexanote> Shank bolts towards the building
Oct 02 20:56:56 <PaulS_laptop> «< you »>
Oct 02 20:57:24 <Ragazzo> Dusty heads over to John cautiously. "Hey. Uh. John?"
Oct 02 20:57:28 <PaulS_laptop> «< the object of my torment »>
Oct 02 20:57:30 <Soulless> Alicel gets onto the roof with John. "John! Are you alright? Is something the matter?"
Oct 02 20:57:34 <Dexanote> He fades out then reappears between John and Dusty.
Oct 02 20:57:34 <Maddy> Alice looks at John, and then at Jason, not entirely sure she's actally awake.
Oct 02 20:58:10 <E4D> Jason's standing there, his rifle at the low ready, looking around.
Oct 02 20:58:47 <PaulS_laptop> ««XXX/ YOU HAVE BEEN FOUND OUT \\\\\XXX»»
Oct 02 20:59:00 <Ragazzo> "Shank, do you know what the hell is this. He's got that creepy mutliple souls sound going on…"
Oct 02 20:59:05 <Ragazzo> *this is
Oct 02 20:59:11 <Dexanote> "I have no fucking clue."
Oct 02 20:59:32 <Ragazzo> "Damn it."
Oct 02 20:59:36 <Maddy> "This…oh jeeze."
Oct 02 20:59:42 <E4D> "Holy fuckin' shit."
Oct 02 21:00:09 <Dexanote> "Get back a bit."
Oct 02 21:00:22 <Soulless> Alicel approaches John and remembers something. He runs down for a cross and the bible, then gets back onto the roof with them. They were useful for bad things like this right?
Oct 02 21:00:23 <Maddy> "You t-thinkin' the s-same as me hun?"
Oct 02 21:00:29 <PaulS_laptop> «< too far and away for my judgement »>
Oct 02 21:00:38 <PaulS_laptop> «< but it comes »>
Oct 02 21:00:45 <PaulS_laptop> John falls to the ground, apparently free from what held him.
Oct 02 21:00:46 <Dexanote> "Whazzit, Zalgo?"
Oct 02 21:01:13 <Soulless> Nope, too late. Alicel drops the shit and kneels by John's side, shaking his shoulder gently.
Oct 02 21:01:17 <Ragazzo> Dusty goes forward with a frown.
Oct 02 21:01:37 <Ragazzo> 4df+4 Occult, dusty looks for signs of possession, or some shit.
Oct 02 21:01:37 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Occult, dusty looks for signs of possession, or some shit.: 5 (4df+4=-, +, 0, +)
Oct 02 21:01:38 <Soulless> "John? Are you awake? Are you dead?"
Oct 02 21:01:40 <E4D> Alicel, roll physical defense.
Oct 02 21:01:44 <Soulless> 4df+4
Oct 02 21:01:45 <Glacon> Soulless: 5 (4df+4=+, +, -, 0)
Oct 02 21:02:06 <Dexanote> 4df+4 Shank pings Alicel across his head to push him away, with the butt of the Scythe
Oct 02 21:02:06 <Glacon> Dexanote: Shank pings Alicel across his head to push him away, with the butt of the Scythe: 6 (4df+4=+, 0, 0, +)
Oct 02 21:02:24 <Maddy> Alice just stares. "This is not g-good."
Oct 02 21:02:27 <Dexanote> "Stop that."
Oct 02 21:02:38 <Dexanote> "What /is/ it?"
Oct 02 21:02:39 <Soulless> Alicel is engulfed by a purple fire. Shit.
Oct 02 21:03:03 <PaulS_laptop> Black smoke emanates from his mouth, and a wash of reddish flame settles over the ground around, flowing out, licking up around the feet of those around him, not consuming what it touches, but turning purple where it crawls up their legs, stopping at knee level.
Oct 02 21:03:05 <Dexanote> "… oh." the Scythe is now on fire.
Oct 02 21:03:10 <Maddy> "It's like…f'tagn
Oct 02 21:03:12 <PaulS_laptop> It covers Alicel's entire body.
Oct 02 21:03:15 <Dexanote> "FFFFF-"
Oct 02 21:03:22 <PaulS_laptop> got a couple more PaulS_laptop
Oct 02 21:03:28 <Soulless> He pulls away quickly and begins rolling around to try and put out the fire.
Oct 02 21:03:36 <Ragazzo> "FFFFFU_"
Oct 02 21:03:52 <Dexanote> "The FUCK-"
Oct 02 21:04:09 <Dexanote> Shank leaps back, teetering on the edge of the roof.
Oct 02 21:04:30 <Ragazzo> "Wait…wait…christ…" Dusty pulls on his gloves.
Oct 02 21:04:35 <E4D> Jason freezes, not moving.
Oct 02 21:04:36 <Dexanote> he twitches, falling to the ground.
Oct 02 21:04:39 <Ragazzo> "At least it's not burning…yet…"
Oct 02 21:04:41 <E4D> Dusty is apparently, not catching.
Oct 02 21:04:42 <Soulless> "Put it out!! Put it out, please!!" Alicel panics, the fire isn't going away.
Oct 02 21:05:06 <Dexanote> There's a criktch as Shank lands.
Oct 02 21:05:10 <Ragazzo> Catching…?
Oct 02 21:05:15 <PaulS_laptop> The flames subside, and John flutters to consciousness.
Oct 02 21:05:49 <PaulS_laptop> "uuuugh, what's that" *hacking gouch* "smell?"
Oct 02 21:06:08 <Soulless> Alicel stops a moment as the fires go away. He seems pretty unharmed. "John? John you're alright? Can I touch you?"
Oct 02 21:06:33 <E4D> "Shit."
Oct 02 21:06:55 <Maddy> "J-john…"
Oct 02 21:07:06 <E4D> "Alice! Check him."
Oct 02 21:07:19 <Dexanote> 4df+3
Oct 02 21:07:20 <Ragazzo> Dusty looks around not knowing what the fuck.
Oct 02 21:07:20 <Glacon> Dexanote: 2 (4df+3=0, -, 0, 0)
Oct 02 21:07:25 <Maddy> She nods, doing her bestest
Oct 02 21:07:32 <Maddy> 4df+3 I am a doctor!
Oct 02 21:07:33 <Glacon> Maddy: I am a doctor!: 6 (4df+3=0, +, +, +)
Oct 02 21:08:00 <Dexanote> Shank climbs back up the wall, snatching the Scythe from the roof. "An' what the FUCK wazzat?"
Oct 02 21:08:08 <Soulless> Alicel is checking to make sure he's not hurt. No burns. Nothing? That's odd.
Oct 02 21:08:14 <Ragazzo> "Hell if I know."
Oct 02 21:08:24 <E4D> He's clearly suffered a great deal of blood loss, as evidenced by the red-soaked clothing, but nothing else is obvious. No holes, cuts, avulsions.
Oct 02 21:08:50 <PaulS_laptop> "Did I eat something bad or someshit? I feel like death warmed over"
Oct 02 21:08:53 <PaulS_laptop> sort of mumbly
Oct 02 21:08:54 <Maddy> "Shit, J-john…You remember that mission? 333?"
Oct 02 21:09:20 <E4D> "Fits the mission profile."
Oct 02 21:09:25 <Dexanote> "Oh look, ANOTHER eldritch thing you jokers went an' woke up."
Oct 02 21:09:30 <Soulless> "You spoke odd words with multiple voices. I do not believe humans speak with multiple voices."
Oct 02 21:09:38 <E4D> "We didn't wake up *shit*."
Oct 02 21:09:39 <PaulS_laptop> "oh jesus fuck"
Oct 02 21:10:02 <PaulS_laptop> "Didn't we kill Okun or someshit?"
Oct 02 21:11:01 <Soulless> "Shank, are these eldrich abominations just everywhere? This is a little ridiculous."
Oct 02 21:11:12 <Maddy> "Welp."
Oct 02 21:11:14 <PaulS_laptop> "I didn't hear any music"
Oct 02 21:11:21 <Maddy> "N-neither did I."
Oct 02 21:11:37 <PaulS_laptop> John scootches himself over to lean against a milk crate. And begins changing his now bloodsoaked shirt.
Oct 02 21:11:44 <Maddy> "It s-said we're out of its reach…s-so we might be ok, for now."
Oct 02 21:12:30 <Ragazzo> "Mind cluing us in?"
Oct 02 21:12:31 <Dexanote> "I saw it. Kinda fucking nope if ya ask me."
Oct 02 21:12:33 <PaulS_laptop> "If that music starts playing, please excuse me shitting myself"
Oct 02 21:13:12 <Maddy> "333, a p-piece of music that creates a city. T-there's a thing in it w-which, evidently, d-don't like us too much,"
Oct 02 21:13:12 <Soulless> "What music? I did not hear anything."
Oct 02 21:13:28 <E4D> "There's this thing we ran into… called SCP-333. It's a city. They made it by playing some damn music, and there was something inside."
Oct 02 21:13:35 <Dexanote> "We jus' said that, robot."
Oct 02 21:13:35 <Ragazzo> "And whatever this is, it's loose?"
Oct 02 21:14:02 <Maddy> "We don't know."
Oct 02 21:14:10 <PaulS_laptop> "It's invulnurable within the city"
Oct 02 21:14:13 <Maddy> "I guess it m-must be."
Oct 02 21:14:16 <E4D> "Well, it shouldn't be. It only existed in the Symphony."
Oct 02 21:14:19 <PaulS_laptop> "And nigh invulnurable outside it"
Oct 02 21:14:33 <Soulless> "Should we leave the city then, if it is within it?"
Oct 02 21:14:36 <PaulS_laptop> "fucking Okun…"
Oct 02 21:14:43 <E4D> "It's…"
Oct 02 21:14:49 <E4D> "Shit. One second."
Oct 02 21:15:15 <Maddy> "Not t-this city, Alicel." Alice rubs her eys.
Oct 02 21:15:33 <Soulless> "How could it reach John if it was not in this vicinity, Alice?"
Oct 02 21:15:41 <PaulS_laptop> "fuckin magic"
Oct 02 21:15:42 <E4D> Jason steps into the roof access hatch and reappears a minute below them on the grounds outside, heading to the ICV and rummaging around in a pack on the back, then turns and heads back up.
Oct 02 21:15:59 <Ragazzo> "What *is* it? Does it have a body, or anything?"
Oct 02 21:16:46 <Maddy> "We don't know."
Oct 02 21:17:07 <E4D> Jason opens the laptop, enters several passcodes, and pressed his thumb against a fingerprint reader by the trackpad. The screen flashes green, then a numbered list pops up on the screen.
Oct 02 21:17:25 <E4D> He scrolls down, mousing over the list, and double clicks an entry.
Oct 02 21:17:43 <E4D> He places it on the deck. http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-333
Oct 02 21:19:53 <Dexanote> "yeh, i think I saw this." he points at the paragraph about 333-C
Oct 02 21:19:55 <Ragazzo> Dusty scans it.
Oct 02 21:19:58 <E4D> There's an image attached at the bottom, labeled "Expedition 3-11-04 Image Capture" - http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kusg7f9ZC31qasjz6o1_500.jpg
Oct 02 21:20:06 <Ragazzo> "Who the hell is playing the music."
Oct 02 21:20:17 <Dexanote> "Somethin like this." he points at the image.
Oct 02 21:20:52 <Maddy> "Well it s-said we're not close e-enough for it to like…outright k-kill us…bluh, I d-don't like this at all."
Oct 02 21:20:57 <E4D> "We'd stopped all research and access to the place."
Oct 02 21:23:12 <Ragazzo> "Ok."
Oct 02 21:23:39 <Ragazzo> "Wait. Am I reading this wrong? It says the city can only manifest when the music is performed."
Oct 02 21:23:43 <E4D> Jason picks the laptop up, closing it.
Oct 02 21:24:02 <E4D> "I got no idea. I just read the report from our incursion."
Oct 02 21:24:17 <PaulS_laptop> "Someone's playing the music"
Oct 02 21:24:18 <Soulless> "I do not see how it would affect John then…"
Oct 02 21:24:23 <E4D> He nods over at Williamson. "John's the only surviving member that went in."
Oct 02 21:24:36 <Ragazzo> "Any idea who?"
Oct 02 21:24:41 <PaulS_laptop> "Okun"
Oct 02 21:24:54 <PaulS_laptop> "If he ain't dead"
Oct 02 21:25:20 <PaulS_laptop> "We actually all made it out of the city alive. I'm just the only one left for attrition reasons"
Oct 02 21:25:26 <PaulS_laptop> "other shit got the others"
Oct 02 21:25:32 <Maddy> "Well a-anyone who got their hands on t-the music could play it."
Oct 02 21:26:09 <Ragazzo> "And…when they stop playing?"
Oct 02 21:26:09 <E4D> Jason shakes his head. "No… I had that… taken care of a few weeks later after everyone stopped looking so hard."
Oct 02 21:26:14 <Ragazzo> "Does it fo away?"
Oct 02 21:26:19 <Ragazzo> *go away
Oct 02 21:26:31 <E4D> "When they stop playing the city stops. Anything inside is frozen where it was."
Oct 02 21:27:06 <E4D> "When the music get played again, it starts back up, and they can move again. The expedition *we* took was to recover samples put inside before to see how they'd changed."
Oct 02 21:27:29 <Ragazzo> "Right…"
Oct 02 21:27:34 <PaulS_laptop> "We lost the samples"
Oct 02 21:27:42 <Ragazzo> "John, any idea how far this thing is?"
Oct 02 21:27:51 <PaulS_laptop> "No clue. Far, probably"
Oct 02 21:27:58 <PaulS_laptop> "It's fuckin big"
Oct 02 21:28:05 <Dexanote> "Yes. Yes it is."
Oct 02 21:28:08 <Ragazzo> "How big?"
Oct 02 21:28:41 <PaulS_laptop> "Big."
Oct 02 21:28:45 <E4D> "Uh, a few stories?"
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Oct 02 21:28:56 <E4D> "Mission cams were… weird."
Oct 02 21:29:09 <Ragazzo> "….right."
Oct 02 21:29:09 <PaulS_laptop> "Big enough to pick up an LAV and crush it like a tin can"
Oct 02 21:29:21 <E4D> "The goddamn buildings were kneeling for the thing as it passed."
Oct 02 21:29:40 <Soulless> "Then how would it be able to affect John if the music has stopped and we are not in the city?"
Oct 02 21:30:01 <PaulS_laptop> "No fuckin clue"
Oct 02 21:30:16 <PaulS_laptop> people might notice that john is expressly *not* his chipper, usual self
Oct 02 21:30:18 <Maddy> "One, w-we don't know if the music is stopped, two, the t-thing can /leave/ the city."
Oct 02 21:30:23 <PaulS_laptop> he's almost…scared?
Oct 02 21:30:24 <E4D> Perception.
Oct 02 21:30:28 <Maddy> 4df+3
Oct 02 21:30:29 <Glacon> Maddy: 1 (4df+3=+, -, -, -)
Oct 02 21:30:37 <PaulS_laptop> 4df
Oct 02 21:30:37 <Glacon> PaulS_laptop: -3 (4df=-, 0, -, -)
Oct 02 21:30:39 <Dexanote> 4df+2
Oct 02 21:30:40 <Glacon> Dexanote: 3 (4df+2=+, 0, 0, 0)
Oct 02 21:30:44 <Soulless> 4df+2
Oct 02 21:30:45 <Glacon> Soulless: 3 (4df+2=+, -, +, 0)
Oct 02 21:30:47 <E4D> A plastic bag blows from the street and smacks Alice in the face.
Oct 02 21:30:57 <Maddy> "…." Siiiiiiigh.
Oct 02 21:30:59 <Dexanote> John's covered in blood.
Oct 02 21:31:22 <Ragazzo> 4df Whoops, late
Oct 02 21:31:22 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Whoops, late: 0 (4df=0, +, -, 0)
Oct 02 21:31:40 <E4D> Shank and Alicel both keenly notice the MEV Florence hovering beside the hotel, easily 15 feet off the ground.
Oct 02 21:31:49 <E4D> Dusty's too busy derping.
Oct 02 21:31:55 <Soulless> "The Florence isn't on the ground."
Oct 02 21:32:02 <Soulless> Alicel points over.
Oct 02 21:32:04 <Ragazzo> "…………………"
Oct 02 21:32:07 <Ragazzo> Dusty looks
Oct 02 21:32:09 <Soulless> "We should get it down before Kay gets angry."
Oct 02 21:32:15 <Soulless> He appears oddly unconcerned.
Oct 02 21:32:32 <Maddy> "…wat"
Oct 02 21:32:38 <Dexanote> "…"
Oct 02 21:32:46 <Dexanote> 4df+4 Shank punches ALICEL in the head
Oct 02 21:32:47 <Glacon> Dexanote: Shank punches ALICEL in the head: 2 (4df+4=-, -, +, -)
Oct 02 21:32:53 <Soulless> 4df+4 defense
Oct 02 21:32:54 <Glacon> Soulless: defense: 2 (4df+4=-, 0, -, 0)
Oct 02 21:32:55 <PaulS_laptop> John looks over. He abruptly *stops*
Oct 02 21:33:02 <PaulS_laptop> like, everything about him stops for a second
Oct 02 21:33:04 <E4D> The vehicle is momentarily wreathed in flame that flows, surges and drips to the ground below, spreading in pools as it hits and gathers.
Oct 02 21:33:30 <Dexanote> "… Oh, well then." Shank looks over at the LAV, hand still pushing on ALICEL
Oct 02 21:33:31 <Ragazzo> "Well."
Oct 02 21:33:41 <Maddy> "Fuck off."
Oct 02 21:33:42 <Tom90deg> Zoe is on the roof, looking down at the hovering LAV.
Oct 02 21:33:44 <E4D> The fire vanishes, and the vehicle unceremoniously drops the shocks rocking it back and forth for several cycles as they compensate.
Oct 02 21:33:56 <Tom90deg> «…That did just happen, right?»
Oct 02 21:34:04 <Soulless> Alicel isn't noticing the hit as he is watching the fire.
Oct 02 21:34:05 <Dexanote> «Get up here.»
Oct 02 21:34:10 <Soulless> "We should leave."
Oct 02 21:34:19 <Ragazzo> "I think I know what we should ask for our reward."
Oct 02 21:35:07 <Tom90deg> «I am up here, I'm on the roof, where are you?»
Oct 02 21:35:25 <Dexanote> "Oh, there you are."
Oct 02 21:35:37 <PaulS_laptop> "yes. A 1gT total conversion bomb"
Oct 02 21:35:52 <PaulS_laptop> "because that just *might* be enough to off it"
Oct 02 21:36:04 <Tom90deg> Zoe climbs on down, heading towards everyone else.
Oct 02 21:36:11 <Maddy> Everyone is on the roof
Oct 02 21:36:32 <Tom90deg> ((Disregard!))
Oct 02 21:36:46 <Tom90deg> "Total conversion? Won't that blow up the whole world?"
Oct 02 21:36:56 <Tom90deg> "I'm behind on my Sci-Fi."
Oct 02 21:37:11 <PaulS_laptop> "A gigaton would glass a significant portion of Australia"
Oct 02 21:37:15 <PaulS_laptop> "Hopefully including it"
Oct 02 21:37:23 <Dexanote> "…"
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Oct 02 21:37:27 <Dexanote> "… Uh."
Oct 02 21:37:34 <Maddy> "Assumming it's in Auz. W-we're not /entirely/ sure w-whats going on."
Oct 02 21:37:38 <Dexanote> "… and what about us?"
Oct 02 21:37:44 <PaulS_laptop> John is speaking less from bloodthirst and almost entirely from terror
Oct 02 21:37:57 <PaulS_laptop> "We need to get our asses the fuck out of here"
Oct 02 21:38:05 <Ragazzo> "Better, more immediate plan."
Oct 02 21:38:09 <Ragazzo> "Let's do that."
Oct 02 21:38:23 <Tom90deg> "…Lets not do that."
Oct 02 21:38:32 <Tom90deg> "I like the world. It's where I keep all my stuff."
Oct 02 21:38:38 <Ragazzo> "The getting away part?"
Oct 02 21:38:47 <Ragazzo> "OH, yeah, screw blowing up a continent."
Oct 02 21:39:09 <Tom90deg> "GEt out of here? Why?"
Oct 02 21:39:19 <PaulS_laptop> "Shut the fuck up, dusty."
Oct 02 21:39:32 <PaulS_laptop> "And because this thing is *fucking big*
Oct 02 21:39:40 <Ragazzo> "Well…we don't know which way to run, do we…."
Oct 02 21:39:53 <Ragazzo> "Do you have any idea where it /should/ be."
Oct 02 21:39:56 <PaulS_laptop> "Away from here. Far enough and fast enough and eventually it won't matter"
Oct 02 21:40:01 <Ragazzo> "Like, where was it physically held."
Oct 02 21:40:07 <PaulS_laptop> "It wasn't"
Oct 02 21:40:14 <Ragazzo> "Before all thi-"
Oct 02 21:40:17 <PaulS_laptop> "The city springs up anywhere the music is played"
Oct 02 21:40:18 <Ragazzo> "Ah."
Oct 02 21:40:25 <Soulless> "But we heard no music?"
Oct 02 21:40:25 <Ragazzo> "Such bullshit."
Oct 02 21:41:36 <Tom90deg> "So…what is the plan? Do we have a direction in which to run?"
Oct 02 21:42:35 <Maddy> "The plan is t-too keep heading for Potts, a-ang get the hell off this continent.
Oct 02 21:42:49 <PaulS_laptop> "Run. Anywhere. Now, if you excuse me, I need to get some shit together" John splits down to below to do something