Headlights

Dec 14 00:20:15 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte gets in a vehicle. She tries to rub some warmth back into her face.
Dec 14 00:20:54 <Gara> Emma continues to be in a humvee.
Dec 14 00:21:07 <Dexanote> Myr climbs in as a passenger. She adjusts her touque and breathes.
Dec 14 00:21:22 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle adjusts his gloves
Dec 14 00:22:33 <Echo> Scott's voice comes back over the radio. «All right… it's not toooo far… just a little ways by the looks of it. You just head south until you get on the Trans-Canada, then follow it east for… uh, about thirteen klicks.»
Dec 14 00:22:36 <Maddy> Elle fir in somewheres.
Dec 14 00:23:40 <Echo> «Be exiting on Algonquin Avenue.»
Dec 14 00:24:40 <Dexanote> Myr can be driving, then. She turns off at AA. «Then what?»
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Dec 14 00:27:20 <Dexanote> Myr drives. «Alright. Then what?»
Dec 14 00:28:39 <Echo> «Just hit that turn off, it'll be the second right.»
Dec 14 00:29:02 <Echo> Anyone looking forward in the vehicle… gimme a perception roll.
Dec 14 00:29:49 <PaulS_laptop> 4df perc due to lack of survivaly things
Dec 14 00:29:49 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: perc due to lack of survivaly things: -2 (4df=0, -, -, 0)
Dec 14 00:30:06 <Dexanote> 4df+2 Myrception.
Dec 14 00:30:06 <CROM> Dexanote: Myrception.: 4 (4df+2=0, +, +, 0)
Dec 14 00:30:19 <Maddy> 4df+3 I thnk this is ells eyes
Dec 14 00:30:20 <CROM> Maddy: I thnk this is ells eyes: 5 (4df+3=+, +, -, +)
Dec 14 00:30:47 <Gara> 4df+4 I'm a sniper
Dec 14 00:30:47 <CROM> Gara: I'm a sniper: 6 (4df+4=0, +, 0, +)
Dec 14 00:31:32 <MonkeyBomb> 4df+3 I guess everyone's looking forward then.
Dec 14 00:31:33 <CROM> MonkeyBomb: I guess everyone's looking forward then.: 4 (4df+3=+, 0, 0, 0)
Dec 14 00:32:53 <Echo> Emma, Elle, Charlotte, and Myrtle can all spot a vehicle's headlights turn off onto a street away about half a mile down the lane, heading off their avenue.
Dec 14 00:33:18 <Maddy> "Fantastic…"
Dec 14 00:33:42 <Dexanote> "Why is it that like… the ONE time we don't want to find other survivors, they're riding up our ass?"
Dec 14 00:34:00 <Gara> "I don't know."
Dec 14 00:34:05 <MonkeyBomb> "…"
Dec 14 00:34:21 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle unconsciously cchecks his subgun
Dec 14 00:34:33 <Gara> Emma consciously checks her rifle.
Dec 14 00:34:43 <Echo> A few seconds later, they pull back into view, still half a mile out in the dark, facing towards the humvee, then slowly backing out of view again.
Dec 14 00:34:44 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte suddenly wonders if searching for gasoline in the middle of the night was a good idea.
Dec 14 00:34:44 <PaulS_laptop> then thinks better of it, sets it around himself and manhandles up the CETME
Dec 14 00:36:22 <Echo> The gas station's clearly visible a couple hundred meters ahead.
Dec 14 00:36:42 <Echo> Doesn't look like there's any power, though.
Dec 14 00:36:47 <Dexanote> Myr slows a bit, peering out into the dark. "Anyone bring nightvision?"
Dec 14 00:37:16 <Gara> "Nope."
Dec 14 00:38:15 <Dexanote> "Course. Any flares in this thing?"
Dec 14 00:38:49 <Maddy> "I always bring Nightvision what are you talking about.
Dec 14 00:39:01 <Gara> "Oh you did?"
Dec 14 00:39:02 <Gara> "Okay."
Dec 14 00:40:49 <Echo> The lights can be seen pulling back into view again, easing into the center of the avenue the humvee's on. They click off a few seconds later.
Dec 14 00:41:11 <Maddy> "Ok what the hell are these people doing."
Dec 14 00:41:20 <Gara> "I don't know, but I don't like it."
Dec 14 00:41:43 <Gara> "Hand me night vision, I want to get somewhere elvated." She looks for a good elevated location.
Dec 14 00:42:18 <Dexanote> "Stay close. In case we need to bug out."
Dec 14 00:44:18 <Maddy> Elle hands it over.
Dec 14 00:44:28 <Echo> There's not much in the way of elevation around the station.
Dec 14 00:44:50 <Gara> The station itself?
Dec 14 00:44:53 <Echo> There's some houses off on a street to the left before they reach it, but that's about it, aside from the gas station itself.
Dec 14 00:45:06 <Echo> Small, one-story affair, no real gigantic sign.
Dec 14 00:46:38 <Dexanote> Myr climbs out of their sweet ride, whipping out a flashlight from her coat. "Let's do this quick. Em keep an eye on the road."
Dec 14 00:47:27 <Echo> Does she pull the hummer up into the pumps?
Dec 14 00:48:28 <Dexanote> Myr first pulls the hummer up to the pumps, turning and parking so to face the way they came. THEN she gets out.
Dec 14 00:48:54 <Maddy> Elle gets out, standing watch.
Dec 14 00:49:31 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte hops out too. She looks around.
Dec 14 00:50:16 <Echo> The lights come back on as they all climb out, and their source slowly begins trundling up the avenue.
Dec 14 00:50:49 <Echo> Then they stop, still pretty close to a half-mile out. Perception.
Dec 14 00:50:52 <Maddy> "Ok obvilously they're not trying to fucking sneak up on us…"
Dec 14 00:50:53 <Dexanote> Myr slips to the pumps, looking out at the lights. She immediately dislikes this.
Dec 14 00:50:58 <Dexanote> 4df+3 Out of the car…
Dec 14 00:50:59 <CROM> Dexanote: Out of the car…: 3 (4df+3=-, +, +, -)
Dec 14 00:51:01 <Maddy> 4df+3 "What the hell."
Dec 14 00:51:02 <CROM> Maddy: "What the hell.": 4 (4df+3=0, +, +, -)
Dec 14 00:51:12 <MonkeyBomb> 4df+3 Eyeballs
Dec 14 00:51:13 <CROM> MonkeyBomb: Eyeballs: 3 (4df+3=+, -, 0, 0)
Dec 14 00:51:57 <Echo> Gara?
Dec 14 00:52:11 <Gara> 4df+4
Dec 14 00:52:12 <CROM> Gara: 4 (4df+4=-, +, -, +)
Dec 14 00:52:27 <Gara> I died, sorry. Emma works her way up to the roof, too, if possible.
Dec 14 00:52:54 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+4 survival to spot for targets/hostiles. No ap expendature.
Dec 14 00:52:55 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: survival to spot for targets/hostiles. No ap expendature.: 2 (4df+4=0, 0, -, -)
Dec 14 00:53:26 <Gara> ~Weird.~
Dec 14 00:53:37 <Echo> Nothing immediately apparent on this side, Emma, maybe there's a ladder around back.
Dec 14 00:53:45 <Gara> She checks it out.
Dec 14 00:54:02 <Maddy> "Uuuh, something off here."
Dec 14 00:54:03 <Echo> Kyle's got nothing. Aside from the odd driver down the avenue, there's not much to be seen.
Dec 14 00:54:16 <Echo> The lights go off again.
Dec 14 00:55:22 <PaulS_laptop> "I'm…not liking this"
Dec 14 00:55:51 <Echo> Emma finds a ladder around on the backside of the building.
Dec 14 00:55:56 <Dexanote> "…" Myr hooks up the gas pump. I recall there was a method to extract gasoline but I don't recall what it was; Myr does that.
Dec 14 00:55:59 <Maddy> "This feeling is too damn familiar."
Dec 14 00:56:57 <Gara> She climbs it, goes over to the far edge, and lies down.
Dec 14 00:56:57 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle gets out, starts setting up to pump
Dec 14 00:57:08 <PaulS_laptop> "Guys, cover me while I get this shit done"
Dec 14 00:57:21 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte feels pretty useless in this situation, so she just keeps a lookout in the direction of the strange headlights.
Dec 14 00:57:56 <Dexanote> "Go for it." Myr flexes her hands, shivering a bit. "Get it done."
Dec 14 00:57:57 <PaulS_laptop> he looks about for a fill/access port
Dec 14 00:58:26 <Echo> There it is, just behind the fuel trailer. Convenient!
Dec 14 00:58:56 <Gara> Roll stealth to not be noticed like a sore thumb, or just sit there?
Dec 14 00:59:12 <Echo> Emma's good for now.
Dec 14 00:59:28 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle levers it up It's heavy!
Dec 14 00:59:34 <PaulS_laptop> he's /trying/ to be quuiet
Dec 14 01:00:03 <MonkeyBomb> Are the lights still going on and off in the distance?
Dec 14 01:00:27 <Echo> Nope, they're off.
Dec 14 01:00:47 <Echo> Too dark to see out that far, though.
Dec 14 01:02:06 <Gara> She looks out, and puts on the nightvision.
Dec 14 01:02:20 <Echo> Kyle gets the cover off.
Dec 14 01:02:37 <PaulS_laptop> He drops the hose down into it, and commenses the filling operation!
Dec 14 01:02:48 <Echo> As Kyle activates the pump…
Dec 14 01:02:48 <PaulS_laptop> ~sniper bait~
Dec 14 01:02:58 <Echo> The lights flare.
Dec 14 01:03:10 <Maddy> "Ok no, no I dont lik this."
Dec 14 01:03:15 <Echo> Both of them immediately snap toward the hummer.
Dec 14 01:03:27 <PaulS_laptop> He unconssciously tries to duck behind /anything/
Dec 14 01:03:46 <Echo> Then they separate in opposite directions, disappearing off into the side streets.
Dec 14 01:04:12 <Dexanote> "Oh."
Dec 14 01:04:20 <Dexanote> "I don't… think I like that at all."
Dec 14 01:04:21 <Gara> Emma scans, trying to look for them.
Dec 14 01:04:48 <Echo> So quiet outside. No movement at all now, it seems. Hardly anything to be heard but the whine of the fuel pump.
Dec 14 01:05:15 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte shivers, and not entirely because of the cold.
Dec 14 01:05:21 <Maddy> Elle is Hyper on edge now.
Dec 14 01:06:21 <Echo> There's a loud series of clicking sounds, easily audible over the pump, once coming from over here past the houses behind the station, once from down the avenue.
Dec 14 01:06:47 <Echo> They seem to call and respond to one another, matching tone and pitch.
Dec 14 01:06:57 <Gara> ~The fuck is that?~
Dec 14 01:06:59 <MonkeyBomb> <What *is* that…?> Charlotte's voice is hushed.
Dec 14 01:07:41 <Dexanote> «Anyone know? Is it in the database?»
Dec 14 01:08:18 <Echo> «Database?» Scott's voice comes in over the radio.
Dec 14 01:08:25 <Echo> Emma, perception.
Dec 14 01:08:45 <Gara> 4df+7 Tagged power, +8 if it's isght based.
Dec 14 01:08:46 <CROM> Gara: Tagged power, +8 if it's isght based.: 5 (4df+7=0, 0, -, -)
Dec 14 01:09:15 <Echo> People on the ground, by the hummer, perception.
Dec 14 01:10:00 <Dexanote> 4df+3 «The SCP database we loote- nevermind.»
Dec 14 01:10:01 <CROM> Dexanote: «The SCP database we loote- nevermind.»: 2 (4df+3=-, -, +, 0)
Dec 14 01:10:31 <Maddy> 4df+3 "We'de have to knwo the number for that to be useful…"
Dec 14 01:10:31 <CROM> Maddy: "We'de have to knwo the number for that to be useful…": 4 (4df+3=+, -, 0, +)
Dec 14 01:10:59 <MonkeyBomb> 4df+3
Dec 14 01:11:00 <CROM> MonkeyBomb: 1 (4df+3=0, -, 0, -)
Dec 14 01:11:18 <Echo> Elle can spot one of the lights half peaking out from behind a building, a hundred meters south on the avenue, facing them.
Dec 14 01:11:36 <Echo> It's not just sitting there. She gets the very real sense it's waiting.
Dec 14 01:12:48 <Echo> Emma, for her part, can her the very unmistakable skittering sound of something hard and sharp scraping over brick behind her. If she had to guess… it's probably the side of the building.
Dec 14 01:13:08 <Echo> Damn, sounds like it's by your ladder.
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Dec 14 01:14:45 <Gara> She pulls her pistol, and spins to face the latter. She moves over, and checks it, pistol down.
Dec 14 01:15:13 <Echo> Pause.
Dec 14 01:19:36 <Echo> The first thing she sees Emma sees is a darkened, transparent-looking fleshy orb pointed directly at her, with a narrow, flaring base composed of what looks like bone. For a moment, it almost looks like some living snowglobe. Along the sides of the "base" that is apparently a neck lie several rows of tiny, red, button-like eyes.
Dec 14 01:19:40 <Echo> The neck's attached to a large, beetle-black body that looks perhaps like a large, powerfully built panther, spurs of spikey, razorlike bone jutting all along its extremities. Two legs jut out in plain view, knifelike talons that come to a needlepoint dug into the brick wall of the station.
Dec 14 01:19:48 <Echo> The fleshy orb flares.
Dec 14 01:19:54 <Echo> And then it screeches.
Dec 14 01:19:59 <Echo> Emma, agility.
Dec 14 01:20:19 <Gara> 4df+2 ohsit
Dec 14 01:20:20 <CROM> Gara: ohsit: 1 (4df+2=-, -, 0, +)
Dec 14 01:22:05 <Echo> It explodes upward like a coiled spring, grabbing her as it travels past. For a moment, she's weightless in the arc of its leap, held firmly in the thing's grasp. A split second later, she can see the concrete coming up at her, the humvee a few feet away. Roll pdef.
Dec 14 01:22:39 <Gara> 4df+3 Emma screams.
Dec 14 01:22:40 <CROM> Gara: Emma screams.: 2 (4df+3=+, -, 0, -)
Dec 14 01:22:40 <Echo> Unpause.
Dec 14 01:23:20 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle swings up to the scream, rifle coming up to bear
Dec 14 01:24:08 <Echo> She hits the ground hard several meters from the hummer, a wet pop coming from her left knee. The thing lands on top of her, looking around, splaying bright light on the group.
Dec 14 01:25:07 <Maddy> "Jesus Christ!"
Dec 14 01:25:08 <Dexanote> Myr turns, raising both guns at the light. "Kyle, get it done."
Dec 14 01:25:11 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+8. Shoot for the light. Kyle has the CETME up, and on auto. He lets rip.
Dec 14 01:25:12 <Echo> It screams at them. Emma, its stomach seems to explode open, like double doors to each side, revealing its innards, and dozens, hundreds, thousands of spikelike teeth. You can smell something rotten inside.
Dec 14 01:25:25 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+8
Dec 14 01:25:26 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: 7 (4df+8=-, -, 0, +)
Dec 14 01:25:42 <Gara> Emma empties her entire magazine into it.
Dec 14 01:25:56 <Echo> Emma better empty a roll.
Dec 14 01:25:57 <Echo> 4df+4
Dec 14 01:25:58 <CROM> Echo: 3 (4df+4=-, +, -, 0)
Dec 14 01:25:59 <Gara> 4df+5 "Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!"
Dec 14 01:26:00 <CROM> Gara: "Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!": 7 (4df+5=+, 0, +, 0)
Dec 14 01:26:51 <Dexanote> 4df+4 Myr empties both guns as well.
Dec 14 01:26:52 <CROM> Dexanote: Myr empties both guns as well.: 5 (4df+4=0, +, +, -)
Dec 14 01:26:55 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte watches the creature in horror from her spot beside the hummer. Not much she can do but watch….
Dec 14 01:27:21 <Dexanote> Her teeth are gritted, posture stuff.
Dec 14 01:27:22 <Echo> The thing's pelted by Kyle's gunfire, bits of luminescent flesh exploding away from the orb. As the rounds strike it, it tries backing away, only to by caught in its vulnerable underside by the fusillade of gunfire being emptied directly into its stomach.
Dec 14 01:27:45 <Echo> It unleashes a gutteral growl, shudders, tries to take a step, and collapses on top of Emma.
Dec 14 01:28:06 <Gara> She squirms, trying to push it off her.
Dec 14 01:28:20 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle leaves the pump to it's own devices and heads over as rapidly as possible
Dec 14 01:28:30 <PaulS_laptop> changing mags as he goes
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Dec 14 01:28:39 <Echo> This thing feels FAR too heavy. Also, Jesus, Emma, what the hell is wrong with your right leg? Something feels weird.
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Dec 14 01:29:22 <Echo> The left one's not in great condition. That one feels like it's on fire.
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Dec 14 01:29:28 <Gara> "Something's wrong with my legs."
Dec 14 01:29:31 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+3 ath on arrival. Get that thing off her?
Dec 14 01:29:32 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: ath on arrival. Get that thing off her?: 2 (4df+3=-, +, -, 0)
Dec 14 01:29:56 <PaulS_laptop> "Took quite a fall"
Dec 14 01:30:09 <Maddy> Elle turns back to the other one, is it still there?
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Dec 14 01:30:33 <Dexanote> Myr looks out to the night. "Where's the other one?"
Dec 14 01:30:44 <Echo> As he approaches, he can make out two more legs than Emma did. Good lord, this thing's a little bigger than immediately apparent. At its rear end is attached a 2-meter tail, ending in a heavy-looking, club-like protrusion.
Dec 14 01:30:54 <Echo> Elle doesn't see a thing.
Dec 14 01:31:03 <PaulS_laptop> "Christ, this thing's big"
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Dec 14 01:31:13 <Echo> It's going to take a lot more than what Kyle's putting out to roll this thing off.
Dec 14 01:32:01 <PaulS_laptop> "Can I get a hand here with this thing?!"
Dec 14 01:32:28 <Dexanote> Myr slips over, crouching to help. "Ugh. It stinks. Is it rotting already?"
Dec 14 01:32:38 <Gara> "My left leg feels like it's burning."
Dec 14 01:32:43 <Gara> Emma keeps pushing at it.
Dec 14 01:33:03 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte heads over to help them lift it up. <Jesus…>
Dec 14 01:33:17 <Maddy> Elle helps too. "The other one's still around somewhere, let's get thise fuel anf bug the fuck out."
Dec 14 01:33:26 <Echo> The high-cap pump shuts off, leaving things quiet. Every time she jostles the thing, or shifts under it, it feels like something's slipping around inside her right leg.
Dec 14 01:34:06 <Gara> "I think… I think something really wrong with my right leg. Like some something moving inside it"
Dec 14 01:34:10 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+3 ""On three!" to Charlotte. "One…two…" Once she's there, he heaves
Dec 14 01:34:11 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: ""On three!" to Charlotte. "One…two…" Once she's there, he heaves: 4 (4df+3=+, +, -, 0)
Dec 14 01:34:18 <PaulS_laptop> "Probly broke it!"
Dec 14 01:34:21 <PaulS_laptop> -!
Dec 14 01:34:24 <Dexanote> 4df+1 Myr heaves!
Dec 14 01:34:25 <CROM> Dexanote: Myr heaves!: 1 (4df+1=0, +, 0, -)
Dec 14 01:34:57 <MonkeyBomb> 4df+3 She's not very strong, but she has a 3 in Athletics, so….
Dec 14 01:34:58 <CROM> MonkeyBomb: She's not very strong, but she has a 3 in Athletics, so….: 2 (4df+3=-, -, +, 0)
Dec 14 01:35:18 <Gara> 4df+2 Emma futilly pushes at it, just wanting it /off/ her.
Dec 14 01:35:20 <CROM> Gara: Emma futilly pushes at it, just wanting it /off/ her.: 4 (4df+2=0, +, 0, +)
Dec 14 01:35:55 <Echo> By their powers combined, the roll the heavy thing off of her, the "bomb bay" doors of its stomach wide open. A grotesque, half-digested head rolls out, its condition none too improved by Emma's gunfire. A knifelike blade slips out of her right leg as they turn it aside.
Dec 14 01:36:18 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte gags.
Dec 14 01:36:32 <Dexanote> "… Oh. That's… a bit gross."
Dec 14 01:36:33 <Gara> "It wasn't rotting. Oh god what the hell was in my leg." She is quiet.
Dec 14 01:36:35 <Echo> Looks like bone, something from inside the thing, a rough edge on the end, broken by what looks like her defensive gunfire.
Dec 14 01:37:27 <Dexanote> "… A rib?" Myr takes a shaky breath. Her face is expressionless. "That's…"
Dec 14 01:37:49 <Echo> Blood flows copiously out of the thing, the luminescence of its head dying out.
Dec 14 01:38:14 <MonkeyBomb> <Are you alright, Emma?>
Dec 14 01:38:18 <Gara> "I don't think I can stand."
Dec 14 01:38:19 <Dexanote> "Get her away from the corpse." Myr steps back, looking out to the night as she reloads.
Dec 14 01:38:19 <Echo> The dark red liquid pooling around the corpse and Emma is already fogging over.
Dec 14 01:38:24 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte diverts her attention from the creature.
Dec 14 01:38:34 <Dexanote> "Bind her leg."
Dec 14 01:38:42 <Maddy> "And the medic is back at the fucking hospital god damnit."
Dec 14 01:39:39 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte hurries back to the Hummer, scrambling around inside looking for bandages or wrappings of some kind.
Dec 14 01:39:59 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle pulls a rag out of his pants pocket for the wrapping her her leg
Dec 14 01:40:08 <Echo> Looks like there's plenty of gear in the back. In fact, there's a green ammo can with a bright white cross painted on the side.
Dec 14 01:40:41 <MonkeyBomb> That'll work. She grabs the ammo can and carries it over to Emma.
Dec 14 01:41:32 <Echo> There's a low, groaning howl, like a recording of a pitch-shifted air raid siren. Sounds like it's several blocks south.
Dec 14 01:41:49 <PaulS_laptop> "That'd be another one"
Dec 14 01:41:58 <MonkeyBomb> <Great…> Charlotte opens the can.
Dec 14 01:43:07 <Echo> Looks like a bunch of rolls of gauze in the can, Charlotte. Few pressure dressing on top, a pair of tourniquets on top of those.
Dec 14 01:43:20 <Maddy> Elle keeps her eyes peeled
Dec 14 01:43:36 <Gara> Emma reloads.
Dec 14 01:43:41 <Dexanote> Myr circles the group, trying to keep an eye out for the other one. "Its mate is angry."
Dec 14 01:43:46 <Dexanote> "That's bad."
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Dec 14 01:44:41 <Echo> Elle, perception!
Dec 14 01:45:58 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+4 survival to locate the target. Any light/sign of it?
Dec 14 01:45:59 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: survival to locate the target. Any light/sign of it?: 5 (4df+4=+, +, -, 0)
Dec 14 01:46:56 <Echo> If he squints hard, he can make one out through the snow, walking… backward? Yeah, it's walking backward, down the avenue, away from them.
Dec 14 01:47:23 <Echo> Maybe 200 meters away, about where Elle spotted the second one the first time.
Dec 14 01:47:45 <Maddy> 4df+3 eeeyyys
Dec 14 01:47:47 <CROM> Maddy: eeeyyys: 5 (4df+3=+, 0, +, 0)
Dec 14 01:48:11 <Echo> Elle spots this too.
Dec 14 01:48:14 <MonkeyBomb> <Let me wrap up your leg.> Charlotte says to Emma.
Dec 14 01:48:22 <Maddy> "How much longer wwe got on the gas."
Dec 14 01:48:29 <Echo> It's not that far away. Two hundred meters is an easy enough shot.
Dec 14 01:48:32 <PaulS_laptop> "I think we're good."
Dec 14 01:48:42 <PaulS_laptop> "Target. bout 200 yards"
Dec 14 01:48:47 <Echo> The pump kicked off a couple minutes ago, right after they busted the one that attacked Emma.
Dec 14 01:49:19 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+8 Rifle comes up, selector to semi. Controlled pair.
Dec 14 01:49:20 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: Rifle comes up, selector to semi. Controlled pair.: 8 (4df+8=+, 0, 0, -)
Dec 14 01:49:36 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte sets to work trying to get some sort of dressing on Emma's leg. She's no medic, but she does her best and hopefully wraps it up tightly. <That'll have to do for now…> (Assuming there's no roll involved and Emma has no objection to this.)
Dec 14 01:51:11 <Echo> 4df+4 Bigger, larger, older, more slow to anger, but now provoked.
Dec 14 01:51:11 <CROM> Echo: Bigger, larger, older, more slow to anger, but now provoked.: 6 (4df+4=+, +, 0, 0)
Dec 14 01:52:41 <Echo> The rounds strike the thing in its "bulb", spilling liquid from the entry and exit wounds onto the ground below it, luminescence as it mixes… and now forming a trail toward the station as it charges.
Dec 14 01:53:12 <Maddy> 4df+4 Elle takes a shot!
Dec 14 01:53:13 <CROM> Maddy: Elle takes a shot!: 2 (4df+4=-, 0, -, 0)
Dec 14 01:53:37 <Gara> 4df+8 Power, Emma fires and fires, still lying down.
Dec 14 01:53:37 <CROM> Gara: Power, Emma fires and fires, still lying down.: 8 (4df+8=0, +, -, 0)
Dec 14 01:55:06 <Echo> A bellowing roar cracks the silence as the Marine's rounds smack all around the bulb into the bony crest covering its neck. Emma's rounds are more carefully applied, striking the thing again and again as it bucks and flails, running toward the humvee like a rhino.
Dec 14 01:56:27 <Echo> It starts wheeling a little as it reaches the group, trying to avoid the source of the pain being inflicted on it, and runs headlong into a gas pump, tearing the cover and guts of it down.
Dec 14 01:57:03 <Maddy> "You have GOT to be kidding me."
Dec 14 01:57:11 <Echo> Kyle, pdef.
Dec 14 01:57:13 <Gara> "God damn you."
Dec 14 01:57:22 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+3 "I think it's blin"
Dec 14 01:57:22 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: "I think it's blin": 2 (4df+3=-, -, 0, +)
Dec 14 01:57:47 <Echo> 4df+5 It swings it tail hard, lashing madly as it passes the shooters.
Dec 14 01:57:48 <CROM> Echo: It swings it tail hard, lashing madly as it passes the shooters.: 2 (4df+5=-, -, 0, -)
Dec 14 01:58:10 <Echo> The club at the end misses Kyle's head by inches.
Dec 14 01:58:21 <Dexanote> Myr keeps her guns trained on it, stepping back. Shit shit shit.
Dec 14 01:58:47 <Echo> It keeps tear-assing forward after missing the group, and slams into the gas station.
Dec 14 01:58:57 <PaulS_laptop> 4df+10 burning all remaining AP. "-d" Gun is on auto now. Make that a burst.
Dec 14 01:58:58 <CROM> PaulS_laptop: burning all remaining AP. "-d" Gun is on auto now. Make that a burst.: 11 (4df+10=0, +, -, +)
Dec 14 02:00:00 <Echo> Between the splat and the sickening crunch heard as it impacts, the multitude of bullets smacking into the thing behind what are apparently a series of bony plates running all along its body certainly don't help its condition.
Dec 14 02:00:17 <Echo> The impact brings down bring and mortar from the wall of the station around it.
Dec 14 02:00:23 <Echo> It doesn't move from its spot.
Dec 14 02:00:47 <PaulS_laptop> "That was close."
Dec 14 02:00:56 <PaulS_laptop> "Keep shooting"
Dec 14 02:01:25 <Gara> Emma reloads and fires. Are we still rolling?
Dec 14 02:02:12 <Echo> You can if you want.
Dec 14 02:02:51 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle, meanwhile, makes his way over to Emma to try and help her into the funvee
Dec 14 02:03:17 <Maddy> Elle checks the gas.
Dec 14 02:03:23 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte packs up the medical supplies. <I reallly hope there were only two of those things…>
Dec 14 02:03:50 <MonkeyBomb> If her fingers weren't frozen stiff, she'd be crossing them right now
Dec 14 02:03:59 <Gara> Emma complies and works her way back over. "I left my rifle on the roof."
Dec 14 02:04:20 <PaulS_laptop> "Wait here"
Dec 14 02:04:37 <PaulS_laptop> he looks for the ladder, after trying to set her somewhere convienent
Dec 14 02:04:51 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte's there to help Emma.
Dec 14 02:05:27 <Echo> The ladder's easy enough to find, right along the back wall.
Dec 14 02:06:44 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle ascends
Dec 14 02:08:03 <Echo> Yep, there's her rifle, over by the 'front' of the station.
Dec 14 02:08:33 <PaulS_laptop> He scoops it up
Dec 14 02:08:38 <Dexanote> "You think there're any others?"
Dec 14 02:08:39 <PaulS_laptop> and heads back to join the others
Dec 14 02:08:48 <PaulS_laptop> "Probably"
Dec 14 02:08:58 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte stores the medical supplies back in the Hummer. <Did we get what we came for?>
Dec 14 02:10:00 <PaulS_laptop> "yup"
Dec 14 02:10:43 <MonkeyBomb> <Then why are we still here?>
Dec 14 02:10:52 <PaulS_laptop> "Emma, how you holding up?"
Dec 14 02:11:00 <Gara> "I'll survive."
Dec 14 02:11:51 <Dexanote> "LEt's fuck off. Kyle, can you carry her?" Myr shivers, silently surveying the darkness.
Dec 14 02:12:12 <Echo> The snow's picking up.
Dec 14 02:12:58 <PaulS_laptop> "Gotcha"
Dec 14 02:13:10 <PaulS_laptop> Kyle passses her rifle into the funvee, then back to pick her up
Dec 14 02:13:20 <Maddy> Elle gets inot the humvee
Dec 14 02:13:31 <Gara> Emma is picked up.
Dec 14 02:13:43 <Echo> Emma has a good dusting of snow on her.
Dec 14 02:13:56 <PaulS_laptop> Emma is deposited in Funvee
Dec 14 02:14:12 <PaulS_laptop> followed by Kyle
Dec 14 02:14:17 <MonkeyBomb> Charlotte deposits herself in the Hummer.
Dec 14 02:14:25 <Dexanote> Myr climbs in the driver's seat. «Alright. I think my fingers are frozen. Let's get.»
Dec 14 02:14:34 * Tom90deg has quit (Quit: ~ Trillian Astra - www.trillian.im ~)
Dec 14 02:15:26 <Echo> Behind them, the bodies of the two predators continue cooling to ambient.
Dec 14 02:17:34 <Dexanote> Myr drives. «I'm going to find what those are in the database tonight. Figure out if there's more.»