Finally Moving On

Aug 22 21:14:29 <Mere_Observer> Styer finds himself walking down the beach, his backpack over his shoulder and his goggles on his head. He then see's two womenly figures off in the distance. "Hot damn, look what you done found now Styer." He sticks two fingers in his mouth and let's out a high pitch whistle in an attempt to get their attention.
Aug 22 21:15:52 <Maddy> Atropa sits up straighter and looks down the road. "That was not wildlife."
Aug 22 21:16:31 <Dexanote> Myr glances at Styer from across the way, bristling a bit. "It's a guy."
Aug 22 21:17:11 <Maddy> "Human?"
Aug 22 21:17:35 <Maddy> She concentrates a moment. "He seems so…"
Aug 22 21:18:15 <Mere_Observer> Styer adjusts his backpack and begins to walk over to the ladies in what he thinks is a cool manner.
Aug 22 21:18:20 <Dexanote> "Looks like it." She stands, stretching a bit, drawing her gun out of habit. She gestures for Styer to come, calling "Approach with hands up."
Aug 22 21:18:28 <Dexanote> Her tone's casual.
Aug 22 21:18:54 <Maddy> "Should I make my purple ass scarce? The colour puts people off sometimes."
Aug 22 21:19:43 <Mere_Observer> Styer slows his walk and casually puts his hands up to a visible range.
Aug 22 21:20:45 <Dexanote> "If you want? I don't really care." Myr says over her shoulder to Atropa. Then she looks back to Styer as he gets to walking distance. "Identify."
Aug 22 21:21:19 <Maddy> She shrugs and sit around.
Aug 22 21:22:36 <Mere_Observer> Styer puts on a sly grin. "You first."
Aug 22 21:23:38 <Dexanote> "I've got a gun on you." She raises her gun, raising an eyebrow. "Lets just make this easy. What's your name? Are you alone?"
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Aug 22 21:25:17 <Mere_Observer> Styer chuckles. "Easy there lass. Don't want to hurt yourself with that thing do you? Names, Patrick Styer. I prefer just Styer, but you can call me what ever you want to Miss…"
Aug 22 21:26:38 <Dexanote> "… Rivers. Miss Rivers." She tilts her head to the other side. "You military?"
Aug 22 21:29:20 <Mere_Observer> "Nah. Just a Merc lookin' fer work. I'm alone to answer yer other question. Who's yer oddly pigmented friend over there?" He cocks an eyebrow and smiles.
Aug 22 21:29:39 <Maddy> "I'm Atropa."
Aug 22 21:29:51 <Dexanote> "She's a flower nymph." Myr lowers her gun.
Aug 22 21:30:46 <Mere_Observer> "A nymph? Oh my, I think you and I are goin' to get along nicely Miss Atropa."
Aug 22 21:32:37 <Dexanote> "We
Aug 22 21:32:40 <Dexanote> :|
Aug 22 21:33:25 <Dexanote> "We're the Convoy. We were going to get going tonight, actually. Do you have anything on you that could be a danger to our group? Weapons, bombs, poisons, paranormal gifts, parasites…?"
Aug 22 21:34:58 <Mere_Observer> He looks back at Myrtle. "Hmm? Oh yeah, I got a gun or two, but I'd prefer to keep 'em if you don't mind."
Aug 22 21:35:33 <Dexanote> "Guns are fine. We need people to take care of themselves when shit hits the fan."
Aug 22 21:36:23 <Mere_Observer> "Then no, I don't have a nuke hidden on me anywhere if that's what you're askin'. "
Aug 22 21:37:35 <Dexanote> She looks him up and down. "Not surprised you'd say that…"s he mutters, before hee points at the bank. "We have a camp in here. Help us pack everything up, grab a radio, we'll get moving. I think we've cleaned all the houses out for supplies, so we might as well move on"
Aug 22 21:39:24 <Mere_Observer> "Alrighty then Miss Rivers. If it means I get to hang around you ladies, I'll help out." He re-adjusts his backpack and begins heading for the camp.
Aug 22 21:40:32 <Dexanote> "I'm taken, but thank you for being helpful." She leads Atropa and Styer to the bank.
Aug 22 21:40:46 <Maddy> "I warn, I'm only visually female, and not human."
Aug 22 21:41:18 <Maddy> Atropa keeps a hand on Myrtle, the jarring change between nature and a man made building blinding her.
Aug 22 21:41:35 <Dexanote> "She's actually a poisonous plant. But maybe you're into that."
Aug 22 21:41:53 <Maddy> She laugh a little
Aug 22 21:42:40 <Mere_Observer> Styer thinks for a minute. "How poisonous are we talkin' here?"
Aug 22 21:43:13 <Maddy> "Depending on the concentration, from constipation, to convultions, to death."
Aug 22 21:43:14 <Dexanote> Myr slows and looks to Atropa, then at her hand. "… I'm kinda curious myself."
Aug 22 21:43:36 <Dexanote> "So I'm assuming it doesn't go through the skin then?"
Aug 22 21:44:09 <Maddy> "Or, I can shift the ph to something of a healing salve. And no, strictly my fluid."
Aug 22 21:44:57 <Mere_Observer> He grins "So it's like an STD? I have stuff to prevent those…"
Aug 22 21:45:41 <Maddy> "I don't have genitals."
Aug 22 21:46:05 <Dexanote> Myr briefly wonders if it'd be a good idea to introduce this guy to Sleeps, to see if he would get bitten and strangled to death. She decides against this, because Sleeps doesn't deserve that.
Aug 22 21:46:48 <Mere_Observer> Styer's attention shift's completely after hearing this. "So Miss Rivers, how taken are we talkin'?
Aug 22 21:46:51 <Mere_Observer> "
Aug 22 21:48:49 <Dexanote> "… Enough that he'd probably beat you up for asking that." She stops and stares at him, unsure of whether to laugh or just stare. "… I probably would too.
Aug 22 21:48:51 <Dexanote> "
Aug 22 21:50:55 <Dexanote> She peers closer. "… Are you compensating for something…?"
Aug 22 21:50:56 <Mere_Observer> Styer just smiles and puts his hands up again. "Alright lass, calm yerself. I was just makin' friendly conversation. No reason to get yer panties in a twist."
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Aug 22 21:51:18 <Dexanote> "Yep. Compensating. It's okay, maybe you'll find someone."
Aug 22 21:52:01 <Maddy> "Considering the implications of the end of the world, his chances have either dramatically dropped or raised. No way to know for sure."
Aug 22 21:52:20 <Dexanote> "… dammit, Atropa."
Aug 22 21:52:47 <Maddy> She grins. "My apologies."
Aug 22 21:52:47 <Mere_Observer> Styer laughs. "That's a heavy judgement on someone you just met, don't ya think?"
Aug 22 21:54:02 <Maddy> "If you two will excuse me, I'm going to find my sister, make sure she's ready for the move." she nods and awkwardly heads off, one hand on a wall.
Aug 22 21:54:24 <Dexanote> She shrugs, fighting a small grin and waving Atropa off. "Lets change the subject. How've you survived this last year?"
Aug 22 21:54:42 <EchoFourDelta> Perception
Aug 22 21:55:41 <Mere_Observer> 4df+2
Aug 22 21:55:41 <CROM> Mere_Observer: 3 (4df+2=+, 0, -, +)
Aug 22 21:55:52 <Dexanote> 4df+2
Aug 22 21:55:52 <CROM> Dexanote: 2 (4df+2=+, -, +, -)
Aug 22 21:56:18 <Pemander> 4df+4 Ari is here!
Aug 22 21:56:18 <CROM> Pemander: Ari is here!: 7 (4df+4=0, +, +, +)
Aug 22 21:56:39 <Maddy> 4df+3 Claudia is playing her dulcimer.
Aug 22 21:56:40 <CROM> Maddy: Claudia is playing her dulcimer.: 3 (4df+3=+, -, 0, 0)
Aug 22 21:58:21 <EchoFourDelta> It's easy as…. fuck Pem… It's easy for Ari to make out the clear figure of a man with a rifle slung over his shoulder moving around by one of the houses a few lanes down, back among a few trees in a lawn. The others can make out a shape, indistinct, like he's carrying something on his back. Dark clothing, with a small spot on the left side of his chest th
Aug 22 21:58:30 <EchoFourDelta> at glints in the dim light.
Aug 22 21:58:47 <EchoFourDelta> He's poking around somewhat casually, stopping to look down at the ground every few steps.
Aug 22 21:59:09 <Pemander> "Man. With gun."
Aug 22 21:59:12 <Pemander> Arianna points. "There."
Aug 22 21:59:33 <EchoFourDelta> He freezes at the sound.
Aug 22 22:00:01 <Pemander> Arianna pulls out a knife.
Aug 22 22:00:27 <Dexanote> "Shh." Myr immediately Shrouds.
Aug 22 22:00:31 <Dexanote> 4df+4 Stealthing
Aug 22 22:00:32 <CROM> Dexanote: Stealthing: 7 (4df+4=+, 0, +, +)
Aug 22 22:00:40 <Dexanote> Myr fades from thought.
Aug 22 22:00:49 <EchoFourDelta> He sloooowly turns his head, looking toward the crew. He's wearing a boonie, his face obscured by a dark balaclava.
Aug 22 22:01:06 <Dexanote> Myr approaches the man, gun drawn, Stealth'd.
Aug 22 22:01:15 <Pemander> Arianna looks away from the man, keeping him in the corner of her eye.
Aug 22 22:01:16 <Maddy> "Another?" Claudia hauls herself to her stubs.
Aug 22 22:01:44 <EchoFourDelta> "YOU! PEOPLE! OVER THERE! MILITARY?"
Aug 22 22:02:19 <Maddy> "Should I get Elle?"
Aug 22 22:02:22 <Mere_Observer> Styer looks at Arianna with a sly grin, not paying the slightest attention to the yelling man.
Aug 22 22:02:38 <Pemander> Arianna pays no attention to Styer.
Aug 22 22:02:41 <EchoFourDelta> He looks up and down a street, then comes jogging over, one hand on the grip of his rifle to steady it as he jounces along, a heavy pack bouncing against his back.
Aug 22 22:03:23 <Pemander> Her eye twitches. "Should I kill him?"
Aug 22 22:03:27 <Maddy> "We have military, yes, shall I send for them?" she's very german yatta yatta.
Aug 22 22:03:27 <Pemander> She whispered that.
Aug 22 22:03:29 <Dexanote> «Elle. Military type approaching.» Myr mutters into her radio
Aug 22 22:03:57 <Maddy> «Roger that, I'm on my way.» Elle heads out.
Aug 22 22:05:08 <EchoFourDelta> He stops a dozen yards short of the LAV. "Wait, you people ain't Ar-" Hisword catches and the rifle comes up, aimed directly at Ari.
Aug 22 22:05:40 <EchoFourDelta> He slowly begins backing up, weapon steady. "I ain't lookin' for trouble,"
Aug 22 22:05:56 <Pemander> "Neither am I."
Aug 22 22:06:09 <Pemander> "The knives are for protection. You are a strange unidentified man."
Aug 22 22:06:19 <Maddy> Elle heads out, rifle cradled, cover on. Looks like she took the time to look official.
Aug 22 22:07:13 <EchoFourDelta> The man keeps backing up. "Words are just words, until the first thing you hear is somethin' about killing someone."
Aug 22 22:07:29 <Maddy> "There a problem here?"
Aug 22 22:07:40 <Dexanote> Myr drops her shroud, standing directly behind the man. "Hello."
Aug 22 22:07:48 <Mere_Observer> Styer see's then man aim at Arianna. "I suggest you calm down friend. You do the wrong thing and we'll all regret it."
Aug 22 22:08:57 <Maddy> "Hush new guy."
Aug 22 22:09:48 <Dexanote> "Identify and we can move on." She looks over at Elle, flicking her eyes to Styer.
Aug 22 22:09:50 <EchoFourDelta> He blinks once, twice, then slowly moves his hand off the foregrip of the rifle to his chest. There's a sound of velcro ripping. He tosses a square patch of cloth over toward the group. It clunks heavily to the ground.
Aug 22 22:09:58 <Dexanote> Over her sunglasses.
Aug 22 22:10:17 <EchoFourDelta> Looks shiny, the way it landed. A shield.
Aug 22 22:11:43 <EchoFourDelta> "Name's Scott Evans. Sergeant. Vancouver PD. You people can't be here."
Aug 22 22:12:24 <Pemander> "I'm pretty sure I'm here."
Aug 22 22:12:30 <Pemander> "So yeah, we can."
Aug 22 22:12:30 <EchoFourDelta> The barrel drops an inch, and he nods at the Irish guy. "Been lookin' for this one." He chances a glance around and looks left to right again, then quickly behind him
Aug 22 22:12:32 <Dexanote> "We are. How'd you get here." She blinks, looking at the badge.
Aug 22 22:12:52 <Maddy> Elle moves forward and picks it up. "Staff Sergeant Elle Lacoy. United States Marine Corps."
Aug 22 22:13:56 <EchoFourDelta> He drops the weapon, letting the sling catch it. "Look, I'm tellin' ya, you don't understand, I know we're here now, but we can't be here."
Aug 22 22:14:07 <Maddy> "What's the situation?"
Aug 22 22:14:45 <Pemander> Arianna rolls her eyes.
Aug 22 22:15:22 <Mere_Observer> "Last thing I need is five-oh lookin' for me now." He sighs an leans against a wall.
Aug 22 22:15:30 <EchoFourDelta> He looks positively surprised. "What? Wh- You ain't seen 'em?"
Aug 22 22:16:14 <Maddy> "Other than the traffic lights, and the eldrich horror in an ice cream truck, which we killed, we been here like…a few months now with no issue."
Aug 22 22:16:30 <Pemander> "Also a dragon."
Aug 22 22:16:34 <Pemander> "There is one of those."
Aug 22 22:16:38 <Maddy> "Right, the dragon."
Aug 22 22:16:52 <Maddy> "Forgot about that little fucker."
Aug 22 22:17:15 <Maddy> She hands him his shield back.
Aug 22 22:17:34 <EchoFourDelta> Scott shakes his head. "No, no, you gotta move, we got hit hard. Buncha MPs and me was south of here when they hit, and best I can tell, they're movin' up."
Aug 22 22:18:10 <Pemander> "Are you being intentionally vague?"
Aug 22 22:18:13 <Maddy> "What is they, exactly?"
Aug 22 22:18:33 <Mere_Observer> "Are they bigger than a bread box?"
Aug 22 22:18:42 <Maddy> "Cut the chatter."
Aug 22 22:19:17 <Dexanote> Myr points to Arianna and Styer. "Come on. Lets pack."
Aug 22 22:19:35 <EchoFourDelta> He takes it and affixes it somewhat askew on his uniform, then rips it off and straightens it. He does this twice before he's apparently satisfied with how it looks. He squints first at Ari, then at the Irishman. "I don't know what to call the things. Would zombies be too strong a word? Walking dead? Flesh eaters?"
Aug 22 22:19:48 <Pemander> Arianna nods to Myrtle and goes to grab her things.
Aug 22 22:20:01 <EchoFourDelta> "I'm not in the habit of lying to people."
Aug 22 22:20:09 <Mere_Observer> Styer shrugs and starts finding things to lift.
Aug 22 22:20:20 <Maddy> "Like, honest to god shamblers? Fuck me sideways, that ain't good."
Aug 22 22:21:16 <EchoFourDelta> "It was me and a pack of MPs down south of here. Maybe… I dunno, about 20 miles or so." He points in the direction he came. "We got hit in the night, I took a truck and drove, ran outta gas a few hours ago."
Aug 22 22:22:04 <EchoFourDelta> He hops, shifting the apparently weighty pack on his back. Elle, perceptio.
Aug 22 22:22:11 <Maddy> "Well I guess we really ought to haul ass then."
Aug 22 22:22:31 <Maddy> 4df+3 EYES
Aug 22 22:22:32 <CROM> Maddy: EYES: 0 (4df+3=0, -, -, -)
Aug 22 22:22:37 <Maddy> Crom.
Aug 22 22:22:43 <Maddy> Why do you hate me so?
Aug 22 22:22:56 <EchoFourDelta> Jangling sound in his pack. Lot of metal, but that's all she can tell.
Aug 22 22:23:28 <Pemander> Arianna returns from packing.
Aug 22 22:23:36 <Pemander> She looks at Myrtle. "Is he coming with us?"
Aug 22 22:24:03 <Maddy> "You got any weird shit that could hurt us on you, paranormal powers, benign or otherwise."
Aug 22 22:24:27 <Dexanote> "Looks like it…" She looks over towards Ellen and Dood.
Aug 22 22:24:41 <EchoFourDelta> "I don't deal with weird. We'd been setting about clearing the town out down south before the watch man fell asleep last nigh."
Aug 22 22:24:58 <EchoFourDelta> He shakes his head and taps the rifle. "Only been one answer for that."
Aug 22 22:25:01 <Mere_Observer> Styer pops his shoulder and walks back up to the group.
Aug 22 22:25:28 <Dexanote> "Oh god dammit."
Aug 22 22:25:34 <Maddy> "Well if you want to get out of here on the same train as us, you're gonna have to deal with weird." she points to Claudia's legs. "And that's the mildest of it."
Aug 22 22:26:13 <EchoFourDelta> He shrugs and raises an eyebrow. "What's weird about a prosthetic?"
Aug 22 22:27:48 <Maddy> "We have a guy that's half snake too."
Aug 22 22:28:04 <Mere_Observer> Styer snickers. "Which half?"
Aug 22 22:28:24 <Pemander> Arianna stares at Styer.
Aug 22 22:28:27 <EchoFourDelta> He squints. "He think?"
Aug 22 22:28:47 <Maddy> "Everyone here is sapient."
Aug 22 22:29:05 <Mere_Observer> Styer sees Arianna looking at him and winks at her.
Aug 22 22:29:24 <Pemander> She shakes her head. "Get bent."
Aug 22 22:29:51 <EchoFourDelta> He glances over at Ari. "Scuse me, ma'am?"
Aug 22 22:30:04 <Pemander> "Not you."
Aug 22 22:30:11 <Pemander> "Continue with your conversation."
Aug 22 22:30:41 <EchoFourDelta> "Does he- thanks for the permission- does he, you know, bite people? He one of those?"
Aug 22 22:31:20 <Maddy> "He is venomous, but he's on our side."
Aug 22 22:32:03 <EchoFourDelta> "Makes things simple, then."
Aug 22 22:32:06 <Mere_Observer> "Is he like…a tiny man or a big snake?"
Aug 22 22:32:30 <Maddy> "Ever heard of Naga, new guy?"
Aug 22 22:32:32 <Dexanote> "He's actually a bit shy. We also have two plant girls and a couple more human paranormals."
Aug 22 22:32:39 <EchoFourDelta> He looks to the south. "People, I ain't trying to hash out orders, but… I don't know how much longer you can afford to not be headed north."
Aug 22 22:32:50 <EchoFourDelta> Scott's growing visibly nervous.
Aug 22 22:33:33 <Maddy> "Yeah, yeah, we can talk about this later. Just know we got a buncha strangeness. None of it's a danger to you, don't shoot people blahblah, let's get the LAV movin."
Aug 22 22:33:44 <Pemander> "Agreed."
Aug 22 22:33:56 <Mere_Observer> Styer adjusts his backpack and nods.
Aug 22 22:34:01 <Pemander> Arianna goes and climbs on top of the LAV.
Aug 22 22:35:14 <Maddy> "Want me drivin, boss-lady, or am I on the guns?"
Aug 22 22:35:22 <Mere_Observer> Styer walks to the LAV.
Aug 22 22:35:52 <Maddy> Atropa and Bou have climbed into the trailer, and Claudia is right behind them
Aug 22 22:36:07 <Pemander> "I want the gun!"
Aug 22 22:36:16 <Maddy> "…do you ever know how to use it?"
Aug 22 22:36:28 <Pemander> "Of course I do. Don't be ridiculous."
Aug 22 22:36:51 <Maddy> "How bout you be my spotter. You got the mini gun, and tell me where to put the missiles if we need to."
Aug 22 22:37:03 <Pemander> "…fine."
Aug 22 22:37:05 <Dexanote> "Elle, you drive. You." She points at Arianna. "I'll teach you later. I'll be the big gun. Everyone else get in."
Aug 22 22:37:10 <Pemander> "Glory-hog."
Aug 22 22:37:34 <EchoFourDelta> Officer Evans shrugs around, trying to get the pack shifted, and gives up, stepping closer to the LAV. "We takin' this?"
Aug 22 22:37:35 <Mere_Observer> Styer grins. "Lets go!"
Aug 22 22:37:57 <Maddy> "Got it." Elle gets into the drivers seat. "Yeah, Evens, meet Eve."
Aug 22 22:38:09 <Maddy> "She does us good."
Aug 22 22:38:45 <EchoFourDelta> "No, I mean, thing's gotta be a gas-guzzler. We had one with us. Passed a station about a mile back, but…"
Aug 22 22:39:31 <Maddy> "Hard to keep her going sure, but we got a fair ammount of fuel in the trailer."
Aug 22 22:39:54 <EchoFourDelta> He steps up the ramp, glancing around the interior, then drops the pack to the deckplate. It clanks loudly, metal on metal at the bottom, like a sack of pennies.
Aug 22 22:40:26 <Dexanote> There's a hissing from the bank.
Aug 22 22:41:29 <Mere_Observer> Styer looks at Scott's backpack. "Whatcha got in there?" He cocks an eyebrow.
Aug 22 22:41:30 <Maddy> <Uhhhh, what was that.>
Aug 22 22:42:00 <Maddy> <I think the dragon is mad we're leavin…>
Aug 22 22:42:18 <EchoFourDelta> Clack-clack. Scott readies his rifle, stepping back down the ramp, and flicks the retainer own on his pistol holster.
Aug 22 22:43:27 <EchoFourDelta> "WHAT?"
Aug 22 22:43:30 <Dexanote> The dragon sticks its head out from a broken window in the bank. Myr pipes up over the radio. <… Elle? Get going.>
Aug 22 22:43:31 <Maddy> «We ready to go guys? I don't wanna be zombie snacks, or Dragon bait.»
Aug 22 22:43:44 <Maddy> «Get in the fucking tank.»
Aug 22 22:44:20 <Pemander> Arianna is still on top of the LAV, but not in the gunner position. "Come on, pedal to the medal!"
Aug 22 22:44:31 <EchoFourDelta> Scott backpedals into the LAV and drops into a bucket seat, weapon pointed out the back toward the wedge of open area between the edge of the hull and the trailer.
Aug 22 22:45:42 <Dexanote> Myr is in. I think everyone else is too.
Aug 22 22:45:52 <Maddy> Elle closes the hatch and starts off. «Alright. Not much between here and Spokane, but I think there's a stop a ways into the park we can set up camp at.»
Aug 22 22:45:54 <Mere_Observer> Styer's in.
Aug 22 22:47:49 <EchoFourDelta> Scott perks up at the words coming from loudboxes in the troop compartment. "Wait, what!"
Aug 22 22:48:13 <Maddy> «It's like an hour from here. We can't just drive forever.»
Aug 22 22:48:23 <Maddy> *a few hours I'm retarded
Aug 22 22:49:19 <Mere_Observer> Styer looks at Scott. "What's wrong? Don't like tha' great outdoors ya Peeler?"
Aug 22 22:50:49 <Maddy> «Sides, unless they're super zombies, no way they're making their way up this fucking mountain. They're not super are they?»
Aug 22 22:51:16 <EchoFourDelta> Scott squints. He already doesn't like this guy. "I don't mind the outdoors, ya damn *Mick*. I don't like being chewed to pieces like the guys were last night."
Aug 22 22:51:57 <Dexanote>
Aug 22 22:52:11 <Maddy> «Quit your griping, new guys, one and two. Evens, you seen em, what do you suggest?»
Aug 22 22:52:45 <EchoFourDelta> He looks up toward the turret and yell, "Keep drivin' until ya get tired!"
Aug 22 22:53:33 <Mere_Observer> Styer chuckles at Scott. "Ya shoot 'em in tha' head. Killing zombies 101."
Aug 22 22:53:44 <Maddy> «How many we talking about?»
Aug 22 22:55:02 <EchoFourDelta> He looks over at Styer before speaking. "More than I have ammo to kill. And the pack I'm carrying's crammed full of it."
Aug 22 22:56:00 <Maddy> «How we doing this, Myr, we can push to Spokane, and unless it's been nuked, there should be a building we can hole up in.»
Aug 22 22:57:56 <Mere_Observer> Styer chuckles and looks at Scott. "A real man can just start swingin' if he runs out of ammo. Guess you didn't think of that though did ya'?"
Aug 22 22:58:26 <Maddy> «A real man knows you dont get into a fist fight with a Zombie. Shut up. Myrtle?»
Aug 22 22:58:45 <EchoFourDelta> Evans winks at Styer.
Aug 22 22:59:29 <Mere_Observer> Styer laughs and gives Evans the bird.
Aug 22 23:02:48 * Mere_Observer is now known as Mere|AFK
Aug 22 23:03:24 <Dexanote> "Spokane. We'll get more fuel there."
Aug 22 23:04:02 * Mere|AFK is now known as Mere_Observer
Aug 22 23:06:03 <Maddy> «Got it. If I see something earlier, ill call it out. Get some rest, it's 6 hours from here.» and she continues to drive.
Aug 22 23:06:20 <Dexanote> Myr doesn't sleep.
Aug 22 23:07:33 <Pemander> Arianna keeps a careful watch from atop EVE.
Aug 22 23:08:02 <Mere_Observer> Styer puts his goggles over his eyes and takes a nap.
Aug 22 23:08:44 <EchoFourDelta> Evans does the same. Hard to take watch with no sleep ahead of time.
Aug 22 23:09:03 <Maddy> Something like 3 hours later Elle slows. «Hey Myr. There's a National Park info building here. Looks intact…»
Aug 22 23:10:37 <Dexanote> <Lets check it.>
Aug 22 23:10:51 <Dexanote> brb
Aug 22 23:10:57 <Maddy> «Right.» she pulls in.
Aug 22 23:11:29 <Mere_Observer> Styer wakes up. "Hmm? Are we there yet?"
Aug 22 23:12:16 <EchoFourDelta> Evans is still out, boonie pulled low over his eyes.
Aug 22 23:13:10 <Maddy> «Dunno, if this building is clear, it's easy enough to fortify against zombie, and better than continuin to drive this shitty terian at night.»
Aug 22 23:13:18 <Pemander> Arianna gets a good look at their surroundings, making sure nothing is lurking aboot.
Aug 22 23:13:49 <Maddy> The road is a tiny mointain one that hasn't had maintainence for 2 years.
Aug 22 23:13:50 <Dexanote> Myr hits the back hatch switch and climbs out, gun in hand. "Anything on night vision?"
Aug 22 23:14:19 <Pemander> 4df+4 I don't know, IS THERE?
Aug 22 23:14:20 <CROM> Pemander: I don't know, IS THERE?: 3 (4df+4=-, 0, +, -)
Aug 22 23:14:32 <Maddy> its +6 on spotter
Aug 22 23:14:40 <Pemander> Oh.
Aug 22 23:14:46 <Pemander> Just make it a five, then.
Aug 22 23:14:53 <EchoFourDelta> Scott jolts awake when the hydraulics kick up, and yanks the pistol out of his holster, inadvertently smacking Myr in the back with it as it comes up.
Aug 22 23:15:09 <Maddy> There's some wildlife, but no humaniods or anything
Aug 22 23:15:16 <Dexanote> Myr's smacked by the 200-lb man's pistol whip!
Aug 22 23:15:31 <Dexanote> She stumbles! "OW fuck-"
Aug 22 23:15:45 <Mere_Observer> Styer looks at Scott hit Myrtle "The fuck ya' peeler!"
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Aug 22 23:16:06 <EchoFourDelta> "Shit!" He gets bearings quickly, lowering the weapon. "just… sorry… been a rough day."
Aug 22 23:16:26 <Maddy> Elle hops out. "So much for stealth."
Aug 22 23:16:55 <EchoFourDelta> He stands up, hunkering down a little in the LAV and readying the rifle. He moves out behind Myrtle, panning the weapon as he exits.
Aug 22 23:17:08 <Mere_Observer> Styer gets out of the LAV.
Aug 22 23:17:34 <Dexanote> Myr mutters under her breath, rubbing her back, and stealths.
Aug 22 23:17:36 <Dexanote> 4df+4
Aug 22 23:17:36 <CROM> Dexanote: 2 (4df+4=0, 0, -, -)
Aug 22 23:17:59 <Pemander> Arianna leans over the side of the LAV. "I'm going to keep watch while you all do your thing."
Aug 22 23:18:02 <Dexanote> She trips while stealthing. Just enough to mess it up, not enough to fall on her face.
Aug 22 23:18:56 <Maddy> "Should I keep the car warm?"
Aug 22 23:19:55 <EchoFourDelta> Evans advances on the building, sticking close to one side. "What are we doing? Knockin' it down?"
Aug 22 23:20:55 <Maddy> The building is fairly large, mostly solid wood and looks like its been untouched a very long time.
Aug 22 23:21:30 <Mere_Observer> Styer unties his rifle from his backpack and puts it by his side, then puts his bag back on his back. "I say we try and knock politely. I doubt knockin' anythin' down is the best way of goin' about things."
Aug 22 23:22:01 <Dexanote> "Check it, if it's abandoned, hole up in there until daylight?"
Aug 22 23:22:24 <EchoFourDelta> Evans looks behind him to see if anyone's going in behind him.
Aug 22 23:22:44 <EchoFourDelta> *following him in
Aug 22 23:22:57 <Mere_Observer> Styer pops his neck. "Anything's better than that damned LAV." Styer is there, rifle ready.
Aug 22 23:23:05 <Maddy> The door is unlocked.
Aug 22 23:24:23 <EchoFourDelta> Scott nods at Styer and checks the handle, pops it open, and rushes into the room, going left.
Aug 22 23:24:38 <Dexanote> Myr follows, going right, matching Scots movements as best she can.
Aug 22 23:24:51 <Mere_Observer> Styer rushes in staying center, rifle ready.
Aug 22 23:25:48 <Pemander> Arianna yawns and puts her feet up.
Aug 22 23:25:52 <Maddy> The welcome room is still and silent. Everything is covered with a thin layer of dust.
Aug 22 23:26:38 <Dexanote> "Gimme a minute." Myr breathes. May she stealth again?
Aug 22 23:26:50 <Maddy> Yep
Aug 22 23:28:52 <Dexanote> 4df+4
Aug 22 23:28:53 <CROM> Dexanote: 6 (4df+4=0, 0, +, +)
Aug 22 23:29:22 <EchoFourDelta> "Uh… not tryin' to be poremature, but it looks like thi s place auin't been touched in ages."
Aug 22 23:29:24 <Dexanote> Myr attepts to fade from view, strafing deeper into the building and keeping her ears sharp.
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Aug 22 23:30:27 <Mere_Observer> "So maybe that's for good reason? It could be haunted…or whatever weird stuff makes sense."
Aug 22 23:32:17 <Maddy> The building, upfront, was a reception area with information about North Casscads, and a small first aid station.
Aug 22 23:33:10 <Maddy> As she moves back it's clear that whoever was running the info booth, also lived here. There's a modest kitchen, and staicase up and down, and a living area wth a fire place.
Aug 22 23:34:15 <Mere_Observer> Styer lowers his gun a bit. "Sure, this place is cozy, but is it safe?"
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Aug 22 23:36:05 <Tom90deg> Zoe is behind Myrtle, looking around the new place.
Aug 22 23:37:21 <Mere_Observer> Styer walks upstairs, looking for a proper place to sleep. he finds the bedroom.
Aug 22 23:38:12 <Maddy> There's a study, bedroom, bathroom, and back towards the front of the house, and open area that looks like it wasn't used for anything in particular.
Aug 22 23:38:16 <Dexanote> Myr scans the downstairs, checking if there is a basement level
Aug 22 23:38:38 <Tom90deg> "What do you think Myr?"
Aug 22 23:38:42 <Maddy> There is a basement
Aug 22 23:39:43 <Dexanote> Is it a cellar, or an actual basement? She holds a finger up to Zoe, as if to "SHHHHH"
Aug 22 23:40:03 <Tom90deg> Zoe nods, and stays quiet.
Aug 22 23:40:23 <Mere_Observer> Styer looks around the bedroom. What's it look like?
Aug 22 23:40:29 <Maddy> It's mostly a storage cellar empty of food, dusty, but there is a generator, and a few barrels of fuel.
Aug 22 23:40:56 <Maddy> The bedroom is nice. Has a country kistch kinda theme. Lot of blue gingham.
Aug 22 23:41:31 <Mere_Observer> 1 bed?
Aug 22 23:42:00 <Maddy> Yes, kingsized
Aug 22 23:42:17 <Maddy> Nicely made, dusty again.
Aug 22 23:42:20 <Pemander> Arianna amuses herself by rolling a knife through her fingers.
Aug 22 23:42:26 <Dexanote> Myr returns from downstairs and drops her shroud. "I didn't find anything."
Aug 22 23:42:33 <Maddy> Styer perception.
Aug 22 23:42:49 <Mere_Observer> 4df+2
Aug 22 23:42:50 <CROM> Mere_Observer: 3 (4df+2=+, -, 0, +)
Aug 22 23:42:51 <Maddy> Assumadly Evans nods to her.
Aug 22 23:43:10 <Maddy> Styer catches movement in the corner of his eye a he moves in the room.
Aug 22 23:43:15 <Tom90deg> "Mm…"
Aug 22 23:44:33 <Mere_Observer> Styer readies his gun and moves slightly closer to the movement. "Uh…hello? Zombie?"
Aug 22 23:45:05 <Maddy> as he turns to face the movement, he damn near blinds himself as he light hits a mirror and reflects back.
Aug 22 23:45:57 <Mere_Observer> "GAH, fuck." Styer looks away and rubs his eyes.
Aug 22 23:46:22 <Dexanote> "… Right." She shakes her head at Styer, "Okay. We'll hole up here tonight. Use as few lights as possible. Tomorrow we'll get moving?"
Aug 22 23:47:02 * Maddy has changed the topic to: Welcome to After Action. Please refer OOC text to #afteractionooc | Secondary room: #afteractionmission |RouteMap: Point A: U.S. Military Listening Post, U.S.A. B: Montana, U.S.A. - Current Location: Ross Lake Info Center, WA
Aug 22 23:47:13 <Tom90deg> "Sounds good to me. Should we seal off the basement or anything?"
Aug 22 23:47:53 <Mere_Observer> Styer blinks really hard. "I think we should get rid of all the mirrors…for safety purposes of course."
Aug 22 23:48:22 <Tom90deg> "So long as you don't say Bloody Mary into them, I think we'll be safe."
Aug 22 23:48:44 <Dexanote> "Board all the groundfloor windows, lock the front and back doors. A couple people need to keep watch. More than one at a time, preferably."
Aug 22 23:48:46 <Pemander> Arianna shivers.
Aug 22 23:48:58 <Tom90deg> "Right, I'll get on that."
Aug 22 23:49:15 <Mere_Observer> "Bloody…oh you're funny. I'll keep watch since I napped on the way here."
Aug 22 23:50:07 <Dexanote> "Alright. Zoe and Styer first. Then I'll watch with someone. We'll go from there."
Aug 22 23:50:49 <Mere_Observer> Styer nods. "Alrighty."
Aug 22 23:51:17 <Pemander> She starts to nod off a bit.
Aug 22 23:51:49 <Maddy> «You guys good in there?»
Aug 22 23:52:14 <Mere_Observer> «Oh shit. Come on in.»
Aug 22 23:52:25 <Dexanote> «Yeah.»
Aug 22 23:53:06 <Pemander> Ari slides off the roof of the LAV and sneaks into the building.
Aug 22 23:53:23 <Maddy> Elle finds a place to park and lets the others in the trailer know what's up before heading in.