Hospital Run

(7:37:44 PM) Maddy: Alice is still totally hanging out on the side of the Styker.
(7:37:48 PM) Maddy: Stryker even
(7:38:16 PM) Tox: Vance is totally there. Like a boss.
(7:38:19 PM) Sabitsuki: Tau pulls herself up on the Strykertekertk and sits
(7:38:24 PM) E4D: The heavy vehicle trundles ahead toward Alice Spring, the storm over the city growing in intensity.
(7:38:39 PM) MisterFlames: Midnight settles down with Jason in the Stryker. "Okay, so where to, first?"
(7:39:58 PM) E4D: <Well, we need… fuel, any medical supplies we can find… some dead cops and paramedics would be nice. Drugs. Food. Cigarettes. Shit, we need to hit up damn near anything we can. I'll take you wherever you want to go. It's up to you.>
(7:40:07 PM) E4D: <Not like we're on a deadline.>
(7:40:31 PM) DawnyWorks [moc.noehtyar.AC98E749-CRInys|tibbiM#moc.noehtyar.AC98E749-CRInys|tibbiM] entered the room.
(7:40:34 PM) Tox: "Those storm clouds are still worrying me," he mentions to Alice and Tau.
(7:41:30 PM) E4D: The hydraulics whine as Jason shifts gears, picking up speed. <Hang on tight! I figure as long as we don't get too close to the storm, hell, maybe it'll be all right."
(7:41:39 PM) MisterFlames: "Let's see about the hospital and the police first, I think." Midnight suggests. "And we can see if the town still has power, which can help when dealing with other things."
(7:41:46 PM) Maddy: Alice clings!
(7:42:33 PM) Ragazzo [ten.llebcap.10ntks.lsd.A853CC41-CRInys|tibbiM#ten.llebcap.10ntks.lsd.A853CC41-CRInys|tibbiM] entered the room.
(7:43:06 PM) E4D: They cut across a road, the ICV falling in line. The suspension's no longer jouncing around, and they accelerate further.
(7:43:25 PM) Maddy: <H-hospital s-sounds good, and a g-grocery store. If w-we're eating wild, I's like to raid t-the spice aisle."
(7:43:27 PM) Maddy: >
(7:43:44 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian closes her eyes, listening to the whine of the engine
(7:44:05 PM) Sabitsuki: Tau just puts her head back and closes her eyes.
(7:44:28 PM) Ragazzo: Lance clings for dear life.
(7:44:41 PM) E4D: "We probably shouldn't eat wild until we get further away from 23.
(7:44:46 PM) E4D: *<>
(7:45:19 PM) DawnyWorks: "There'll be food at the market…we can get fresh meat there"
(7:45:27 PM) Maddy: <R-right.>
(7:45:42 PM) Ragazzo: <No reason not to grab spice. It'll keep.>
(7:46:17 PM) DawnyWorks: "I would kill for some potato salad right now"
(7:46:20 PM) E4D: They pass a sign delineating the city limit, with a few buildings up ahead.
(7:46:22 PM) MisterFlames: "If the power is out, best not to trust the fresh meat."
(7:46:54 PM) DawnyWorks: "We could pick up a few cans of tuna" Jillian smiles
(7:46:59 PM) Tox: "Alright, eyes up, guys."
(7:47:22 PM) Maddy: <C-canned tuna isn't good f-for cats. D-deteriorates their n-night vision."
(7:47:23 PM) Maddy: >
(7:48:03 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian chews her lip "Even magic cats?"
(7:48:17 PM) Maddy: <…I don't know.>
(7:48:21 PM) Tox: "Huh. Didn't know that."
(7:48:45 PM) E4D: They keep hauling ass down Route 87, passing a park on their right. <Hospital first, right?>
(7:48:51 PM) Maddy: <I'm s-sure Midnight knows w-what she can and can't e-eat though.>
(7:49:00 PM) Maddy: <S-sounds right to m-me hun.>
(7:49:28 PM) Tox: 4df+3 Eyes up - anything strange or unusual about the park?
(7:49:29 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Eyes up - anything strange or unusual about the park?: 2 (4df+3=-, 0, 0, 0)
(7:49:41 PM) Ragazzo: <Is the hospital closer?> Lance's giant asss ears might be reducing their mileage.
(7:49:47 PM) Ragazzo: *ass
(7:50:23 PM) E4D: The trees look… dead, but the leaves twist in and out, left to right, once every second or so.
(7:51:00 PM) Tox: "…." Vance stares at the park. "Those trees…something's wrong. Stating the obvious, I know, but…"
(7:51:15 PM) E4D: <Huh?>
(7:51:33 PM) Maddy: Alice looks. <Huh. W-well..> she shrugs.
(7:51:56 PM) Tox: "The trees are….dead….but the leaves are moving. Rhythmically. Left, right."
(7:52:15 PM) E4D: The river to their left appears to rise and fall minutely as well, the water swelling in the same rhythm.
(7:52:23 PM) Tox: "Like….something's breathing, or…oh, no…"
(7:52:24 PM) Ragazzo: <Hmmm.> Lance is clinging to a vehicle, and as such can't tell if there is a breeze.
(7:52:44 PM) E4D: Lightning strikes down in the center of the town again, the crash echoing out almost immediately.
(7:52:55 PM) DawnyWorks: "That's odd…"
(7:53:14 PM) Tox: Vance reflexively shuts his eyes from the too-white flash, crying out in near-pain as the sound almost passes the threshold.
(7:53:33 PM) Maddy: <Y-yeah…definitely s-staying away from town s-square."
(7:53:34 PM) Maddy: >
(7:53:38 PM) E4D: Jason checks his GPS. <All right… we're… goddamn, 1 klick out from the town center.>
(7:53:53 PM) Sabitsuki: Tau opens her eyes a little and straightens up.
(7:53:58 PM) Maddy: <G-go around?>
(7:54:03 PM) Tox: "This….rhythm effect. It's spread to the whole town." Vance's voice is almost hollow.
(7:54:24 PM) DawnyWorks: "Can we take a different route?"
(7:54:50 PM) E4D: They pass Undoolya Road on the left. The Stryker grinds to a halt just after. <Uh, stand by, lemme check the BFT.>
(7:55:05 PM) Ragazzo: <BFT?>
(7:55:08 PM) MisterFlames: "BFT?"
(7:55:16 PM) Ragazzo: <Jinx.>
(7:55:18 PM) Maddy: <M-maybe we should go on f-foot from here? D-don't want to l-lose the Stryker.>
(7:55:36 PM) DawnyWorks: "Blue Force Tracking" Jillian shrugs
(7:55:55 PM) E4D: <Blue Force Tracker. It can track friendly and hostile vehicles and personnel; satellite imaging, lay of the land, maps, etc.>
(7:56:08 PM) Tox: "Not bad."
(7:56:26 PM) E4D: <Ugh, got one.>
(7:56:42 PM) Tox: "What's wrong?"
(7:56:45 PM) Maddy: <What's the b-bad news?>
(7:57:10 PM) DawnyWorks: "I don't like that sound…"
(7:57:39 PM) E4D: <Alternate route, we back up, take Smith Street on the right, cut down through Lovegrove, Larapinta and Bradshaw Drives, and come back out on the road we're on now, then push *up* from the South.>
(7:57:59 PM) E4D: He kicks the vehicle into reverse.
(7:57:59 PM) Sabitsuki left the room (quit: Quit: <censored> this).
(7:58:00 PM) Tox: "So, basically, it takes a lot longer, but we avoid eldritch shit."
(7:58:24 PM) E4D: <Basically. Unless you guys want to fuck with whatever's causing that storm.>
(7:58:32 PM) Maddy: <Fuck no.>
(7:58:34 PM) MisterFlames: "Best to avoid things. Looking for fights is not what I want to do."
(7:58:43 PM) DawnyWorks: "I'd rather burn the fuel"
(7:58:47 PM) E4D: <I agree with the cat.>
(7:59:04 PM) Maddy: <B-besides, the best f-fights come to y-you.> she grins under her helmet.
(7:59:10 PM) Ragazzo: <Fine with me.>
(7:59:27 PM) Tox: "Let's do it."
(7:59:35 PM) E4D: Jason cuts right, throws the big vehicle into forward gear, haulsing ass down Smith.
(8:00:14 PM) Tox: 4df+3 Vance is once again all eyes, spotting along their route for anything out of the ordinary.
(8:00:15 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Vance is once again all eyes, spotting along their route for anything out of the ordinary.: 5 (4df+3=-, +, +, +)
(8:00:55 PM) MisterFlames: "So, gather the line of command, it's you and Alice?" Midnight asks.
(8:01:04 PM) E4D: 4df+2 opposed
(8:01:04 PM) Quidmore: E4D: opposed: 2 (4df+2=+, -, 0, 0)
(8:01:22 PM) Ragazzo: Lance observes the scenery rushing past, looking for oddities.
(8:01:25 PM) E4D: Vance spots… what might be movement hustling away from the corner.
(8:01:33 PM) E4D: Down at the turn they need to take.
(8:01:34 PM) Ragazzo: 4df+2 Perc
(8:01:34 PM) Quidmore: Ragazzo: Perc: 1 (4df+2=0, -, +, -)
(8:01:37 PM) Tox: "Movement!" Vance yells.
(8:01:47 PM) Tox: "Away from the corner!"
(8:01:50 PM) DawnyWorks: "Fuck /me/ "
(8:01:53 PM) Tox: Following them or fleeing them?
(8:02:04 PM) E4D: Fleeing them. It seems.
(8:02:10 PM) Maddy: Alice looks.
(8:02:18 PM) Ragazzo: Lance is clinging to an armored car, and as such a bit distracted. He looks though.
(8:02:35 PM) Tox: "Looks like it's headed away from us…" Could he get any sort of sense of size, whether it was humanoid, etc?
(8:02:59 PM) E4D: <Standing by.>
(8:03:02 PM) Tox: "Looked like a human. Bulky…..wearing armor?" Vance is thinking out loud.
(8:03:19 PM) Maddy: <Lovely.>
(8:03:20 PM) E4D: <You guys weaponized?>
(8:03:29 PM) Maddy: <A-always, love.>
(8:03:43 PM) DawnyWorks: "I got mine"
(8:03:43 PM) MisterFlames: Midnight listens, not being able to see much from where she's at.
(8:03:43 PM) Tox: "It looked like it was running away from us — yeah, I've got a SCAR-H — but still, anything here bears suspicion…"
(8:04:13 PM) E4D: <Up to you guys up top. You saw it, I didn't. We advancing?>
(8:04:37 PM) E4D: Perception checks.
(8:04:41 PM) Ragazzo: <I'm fine either way.>
(8:04:43 PM) Tox: Vance looks over to Alice. "Humanoid, maybe armored, looked like it was fleeing."
(8:04:48 PM) Ragazzo: 4df+2 Let's see
(8:04:48 PM) Maddy: 4df+2
(8:04:48 PM) Quidmore: Ragazzo: Let's see: 5 (4df+2=+, 0, +, +)
(8:04:48 PM) Quidmore: Maddy: 4 (4df+2=+, +, 0, 0)
(8:04:51 PM) Tox: 4df+3 Give me sight beyond sight!
(8:04:52 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Give me sight beyond sight!: 3 (4df+3=-, 0, 0, +)
(8:05:07 PM) E4D: 4df-2
(8:05:07 PM) Quidmore: E4D: -4 (4df-2=-, +, -, -)
(8:05:09 PM) DawnyWorks: 4df
(8:05:09 PM) Quidmore: DawnyWorks: 0 (4df=0, 0, +, -)
(8:05:27 PM) Ragazzo: You rolled i2 echo
(8:05:33 PM) Ragazzo: *negative two
(8:05:39 PM) E4D: I know
(8:05:59 PM) Ragazzo: No, that's your result, assuming you meant +2.
(8:07:31 PM) E4D: The roar of a pair of CH-46 transports fills the air around them. They're solid black. One of them is moving significantly faster, one slower, taking up positions forward and behind the ICV, about 500 yards in either direction.
(8:07:49 PM) Tox: "What." Vance looks up. "Oh, that cannot be good.
(8:07:50 PM) Tox: "
(8:07:58 PM) Maddy: <W-what…w-we got company!>
(8:08:13 PM) Tox: "Black helicopters mean only one thing. It's time to de-ass the area."
(8:08:31 PM) DawnyWorks: "Fuck fuck fuck"
(8:09:00 PM) MisterFlames: "Ugh, I hate this Men In Black garbage." Midnight growls.
(8:09:30 PM) Ragazzo: <Hah, funny, considering your company. Although, the MIB are closer to the UIU.>
(8:09:44 PM) E4D: A loudspeaker booms from the one in front, echoing just behind a transmission from their radios. «Special Task Force Omega Two Three, this is Special Task Force Alpha One. You are currently in violation of standing Exo-Keter Omega Protocol scenarios, and are listed as derelict of duty. You are hereby ordered to stand down, and await pickup.»
(8:10:04 PM) Tox: "Okay, maybe not as bad as I thought."
(8:10:07 PM) Maddy: <Oh shit…>
(8:10:18 PM) DawnyWorks: "You mean…a shower?"
(8:10:20 PM) Ragazzo: <Well, that's something.>
(8:10:22 PM) E4D: Perception.
(8:10:29 PM) Ragazzo: 4df+2 Perc
(8:10:29 PM) DawnyWorks: 4fd
(8:10:29 PM) Quidmore: Ragazzo: Perc: 4 (4df+2=-, +, +, +)
(8:10:33 PM) Tox: 4df+3 Eyes! Give me sight beyond sight!
(8:10:34 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Eyes! Give me sight beyond sight!: 1 (4df+3=-, 0, 0, -)
(8:10:34 PM) Maddy: 4df+2
(8:10:34 PM) Quidmore: Maddy: 2 (4df+2=-, +, +, -)
(8:10:39 PM) DawnyWorks: 4fd why
(8:10:46 PM) DawnyWorks: 4df
(8:10:47 PM) Quidmore: DawnyWorks: 0 (4df=+, 0, 0, -)
(8:11:17 PM) MisterFlames: "UIU is X-Files, although they've got new management." Midnight allows.
(8:11:37 PM) E4D: Everyone can see a set of ropes drop out of the back of the helo in front, followed by the one in back. A half-dozen black-clad personnel begin fast-roping down.
(8:11:44 PM) Ragazzo: <Oh? You'll have to tell me about that.>
(8:11:46 PM) Maddy: <Jason?>
(8:11:49 PM) Tox: "Jason, your call."
(8:11:55 PM) Ragazzo: <Also, I'd keep quiet, Midnight.>
(8:12:02 PM) DawnyWorks: "I don't like this"
(8:12:07 PM) E4D: <Guys…>
(8:12:16 PM) E4D: <Alice?>
(8:12:19 PM) Tox: "Say the word. I'd make it fast."
(8:12:27 PM) Maddy: <Yes?>
(8:12:43 PM) E4D: <*Fuck* *this*.> The ICV accelerates forward.
(8:12:54 PM) Ragazzo: <Welp.>
(8:12:56 PM) DawnyWorks: "FUCK!" Jillian hangs on
(8:12:57 PM) Maddy: Alice hangs on for dear life.
(8:12:57 PM) E4D: <We'll give 'em a fucking chase.>
(8:12:59 PM) Tox: Vance tightens up.
(8:13:12 PM) E4D: Anyone up top, defense!
(8:13:18 PM) Maddy: <I t-thought we were r-rejoining the rest? What c-changed you mind?>
(8:13:23 PM) Maddy: 4df+3
(8:13:23 PM) Quidmore: Maddy: 3 (4df+3=0, +, 0, -)
(8:13:25 PM) Tox: 4f+3 Hnnnnghh
(8:13:29 PM) Tox: 4df+3 Hnnnnghh
(8:13:31 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Hnnnnghh: 2 (4df+3=0, +, -, -)
(8:13:35 PM) Ragazzo: 4df+2 Fffu
(8:13:35 PM) Quidmore: Ragazzo: Fffu: 5 (4df+2=+, 0, +, +)
(8:13:46 PM) DawnyWorks: 4fd+3
(8:13:55 PM) DawnyWorks: 4df+3
(8:13:55 PM) Quidmore: DawnyWorks: 4 (4df+3=+, -, +, 0)
(8:14:18 PM) E4D: 4df
(8:14:19 PM) Quidmore: E4D: 0 (4df=+, -, +, -)
(8:14:51 PM) MisterFlames: "A question for you, Jason." Midnight says calmly. "If those are Foundation copters, where would they be based? You can't fly more than what, maybe a couple of hundred miles without refueling? Or am I confused?"
(8:15:03 PM) E4D: The minigunner on the right side of the helo sprays fire onto the ICV, miraculously missing the small horde of dumbasses dipping and ducking for dear life on top.
(8:15:50 PM) Maddy: <Jesus!>
(8:15:54 PM) Tox: "Whoa! Fuck!"
(8:15:57 PM) E4D: <You heard that. Dereliction of duty? Violation of Omega? I don't know about #2, but the forst one's some serious shit.>
(8:16:08 PM) Maddy: <W-we didn't /do/ anything!>
(8:16:11 PM) Tox: "Is that something we don't go home from?"
(8:16:11 PM) E4D: <You want to deal with that, or you want me to keep driving?>
(8:16:14 PM) DawnyWorks: "Depends on the bird Midnight"
(8:16:46 PM) MisterFlames: "So tell me about those birds. I'm a cat, I've never been in a helicopter before."
(8:16:49 PM) Ragazzo: <We didn't do anything until we ran away. No we're doing plenty.>
(8:16:54 PM) Ragazzo: *now
(8:17:00 PM) Maddy: <Fuck fuck fuck…>
(8:17:04 PM) E4D: <No time to talk, Midnight, I'll tell you anything you want to know later.>
(8:17:13 PM) DawnyWorks: "Ch-46 can go about 200NM before refuel"
(8:17:18 PM) Tox: "Dereliction of duty when we're going shopping?!"
(8:17:34 PM) MisterFlames: "Fair enough. I'd try magic, but the trouble is I don't know if Cthulhu would let me."
(8:17:37 PM) E4D: The helo in the rear is keeping pace, the gunners unable to fire.
(8:17:42 PM) DawnyWorks: "We've been off the grid, same as AWOL"
(8:17:44 PM) Maddy: <C-can you t-try to talk to them?>
(8:17:49 PM) Ragazzo: <Point is, do you think those people up there who they say? Because if they are, this is the dumbest thing we could possibly be doing.>
(8:18:07 PM) Maddy: <We h-had to go off the grid! We were /evacuating!/>
(8:18:18 PM) DawnyWorks: "They're going to kill us either way, at least we can have fun with it"
(8:18:20 PM) Tox: "If I should be doing anything but biting my nails to nubs, lemme know, guys."
(8:18:33 PM) E4D: <FUCK! SHOOT!>
(8:18:40 PM) Maddy: <WHAT?>
(8:19:07 PM) MisterFlames: "They probably aren't who they say they are." Midnight allows. "Otherwise they would have tried to make contact. I would more suspect GOC, or maybe some other organization."
(8:19:48 PM) E4D: The ICV pulls in between a set of buildings down an alley on 87. A helicopter flies overhead. «STF-O-23, this is your final opportunity. Respond with your intentions.»
(8:19:56 PM) Tox: 4df+3 How
(8:19:57 PM) Quidmore: Tox: How: 3 (4df+3=-, +, 0, 0)
(8:20:01 PM) Tox: ffff, hang on
(8:20:05 PM) Ragazzo: <…Jason, that's your name, right? I didn't take you for a traitor to the foundation.>
(8:20:25 PM) Maddy: Alice is flipping the fuck out.
(8:20:35 PM) Ragazzo: <Think about this. If that's a task force, you're ruining the best chance we have.>
(8:20:35 PM) Tox: 4df+3 How's this for 'intentions?'
(8:20:35 PM) Quidmore: Tox: How's this for 'intentions?': 0 (4df+3=0, -, -, -)
(8:20:47 PM) DawnyWorks: 4df+3 fuck off
(8:20:47 PM) Quidmore: DawnyWorks: fuck off: 2 (4df+3=-, +, -, 0)
(8:21:09 PM) E4D: There's nothing to fire at but building. Vance shows *those* windows not to fuck with him.
(8:21:26 PM) Maddy: Alice isnt fireing
(8:21:33 PM) Ragazzo: <….>
(8:22:37 PM) E4D: <All right, listen, Alice? Look who was running the show at 23. GOC, PL, CI, and UIU plants.>
(8:22:39 PM) DawnyWorks: "Seiously, Dereliction of Duty is hangable…they're not going to let us live"
(8:23:08 PM) Maddy: <…>
(8:23:22 PM) E4D: <Who's to say they're not just taking a chance to get rid of a thorn in their side. Six ain't around to watch over us, hun.>
(8:23:33 PM) Maddy: Are they still being pursued?
(8:23:46 PM) Tox: Vance is looking up, down, forward. Where are those damnable helichoppers.
(8:24:04 PM) E4D: They can hear the helos circling.
(8:24:11 PM) Ragazzo: <And you people called thompson a dumbass. This is not the way to prove loyalty.>
(8:24:36 PM) Maddy: <I haven't b-been loyal to The Foundation at a-any point.>
(8:24:43 PM) MisterFlames: "Here's a question. How likely is it for them to trace back your radio signals?"
(8:24:57 PM) E4D: <Ugh, not hard.>
(8:24:59 PM) Maddy: <I'm l-loyal to p-people, not companies.>
(8:25:19 PM) Ragazzo: <The foundation is not a god damn company.>
(8:25:37 PM) Ragazzo: <More than that, do you think we can outrun /two/ helicopters.>
(8:26:13 PM) Maddy: <Fine. You go out and make friends, I'm /done/ with this shit.>
(8:26:25 PM) Maddy: <I just want to live my fucking life.>
(8:26:37 PM) Tox: "Jason, I'd do what they say!"
(8:26:43 PM) Maddy: <Jason, I'm with you. All the way.>
(8:27:12 PM) Ragazzo: <You should have thought of that before joined. Jason! Stop the god damn vehicle. They'll kill us.>
(8:27:19 PM) DawnyWorks: "Vance. They will fucking /fill/ us"
(8:27:24 PM) DawnyWorks: kill, rather
(8:27:53 PM) Tox: "I'm not in charge here, Jill. I'm telling Jason to transmit his intentions, whatever they may be."
(8:28:00 PM) Maddy: <They're going to kill us anyways.>
(8:28:08 PM) Ragazzo: <You don't know that.>
(8:28:15 PM) Maddy: <Yes, I do.>
(8:28:19 PM) E4D: <Hell of a fucking gamble to take.>
(8:28:32 PM) Tox: "Your call, Lead."
(8:28:37 PM) Ragazzo: <You're scared they will, but they won't. They need everyone they can get now.>
(8:29:02 PM) MisterFlames: Midnight considers, then starts making preparations, hopping down to lick herself a circle.
(8:29:06 PM) E4D: One of the helicopters hovers into view at the alley behind them. «You have 10 seconds, O-23.»
(8:29:19 PM) Tox: "Jason what do you want to do /say something./ Alice!"
(8:29:21 PM) DawnyWorks: "I'm not looking for a bullet to the head anymore, you want one, go for it"
(8:29:50 PM) Maddy: <Lance, you're welcome to hop off the Stryker wh-whenever you w-want.>
(8:29:53 PM) E4D: «This is Special Task Force Omega Two Three responding.»
(8:30:09 PM) Ragazzo: <Thank fucking god.>
(8:30:16 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian chew her lip and closes her eyes
(8:30:23 PM) Tox: Vance looks at the chopper.
(8:30:26 PM) E4D: «We are announcing our secession from the Foundation chain of command.»
(8:31:07 PM) E4D: <Give 'em hell.> The ICV roars to life, picking up speed, dead ahead, charging out of the alley.
(8:31:27 PM) MisterFlames: 4df+4 Maneuver preparation.
(8:31:27 PM) Tox: 4df+3 Jason's mouth, Vance's fingers.
(8:31:27 PM) Quidmore: MisterFlames: Maneuver preparation.: 5 (4df+4=+, 0, +, -)
(8:31:28 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Jason's mouth, Vance's fingers.: 2 (4df+3=0, -, 0, 0)
(8:31:58 PM) Maddy: Alice clutches her weapon. <What just happened?>
(8:32:01 PM) E4D: You got it Flames.
(8:32:33 PM) E4D: The large helicopter makes an effort to wheel around, firing its lateral guns as it does so.
(8:32:35 PM) E4D: Defense!
(8:32:43 PM) Maddy: 4df+3
(8:32:43 PM) Quidmore: Maddy: 0 (4df+3=-, 0, -, -)
(8:32:45 PM) Tox: 4df+3 BRACE FOR IMPACT
(8:32:46 PM) Maddy: :|
(8:32:46 PM) Quidmore: Tox: BRACE FOR IMPACT: 2 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, -)
(8:33:10 PM) Ragazzo: 4df+2 Defense
(8:33:11 PM) Quidmore: Ragazzo: Defense: 2 (4df+2=0, -, +, 0)
(8:33:25 PM) DawnyWorks: 4df+3 fuck
(8:33:26 PM) Quidmore: DawnyWorks: fuck: 5 (4df+3=0, +, +, 0)
(8:33:35 PM) E4D: 4df
(8:33:35 PM) Quidmore: E4D: 0 (4df=-, +, -, +)
(8:34:27 PM) E4D: The rounds ping off Alice's suit, feeling like a hammer strike where each one hits. The others are more fortunate, avoiding impact. The helo struggles to lumber around, giving chase.
(8:35:12 PM) Maddy: Alice winces, still clinging to the Styker and her gun. <T-that's going to leave a bruise.>
(8:35:32 PM) DawnyWorks: "I guess the market it out of the question?"
(8:35:47 PM) E4D: <Does someone want to do *SOMETHING* about the goddamn helo firing at us?>
(8:35:49 PM) Tox: 4df+3 In My Sights! Vance sets his sights on the door gunner, trying to draw a bead on him.
(8:35:50 PM) Quidmore: Tox: In My Sights! Vance sets his sights on the door gunner, trying to draw a bead on him.: 4 (4df+3=+, 0, 0, 0)
(8:36:18 PM) Maddy: 4df+4 <Get s-s-stuffed!>
(8:36:18 PM) Quidmore: Maddy: <Get s-s-stuffed!>: 3 (4df+4=-, +, -, 0)
(8:36:26 PM) E4D: The man's hanging out the side, ready for anyone who targets him.
(8:36:31 PM) Ragazzo: <We're now traitors to what is probably still one of the most powerful organizations in the world. Fun. Anyway…>
(8:36:33 PM) DawnyWorks: 4df+3 Jason taught me how to shoot
(8:36:33 PM) Quidmore: DawnyWorks: Jason taught me how to shoot: 2 (4df+3=+, 0, -, -)
(8:36:38 PM) MisterFlames: 4df+6 Midnight concentrates on the helicopter pilot, then sends out a compulsion to the man. ~You're too high, go down fast!~
(8:36:38 PM) Quidmore: MisterFlames: Midnight concentrates on the helicopter pilot, then sends out a compulsion to the man. ~You're too high, go down fast!~: 5 (4df+6=0, 0, -, 0)
(8:37:13 PM) Maddy: <Lance, y-you are /so/ n-naive if y-you really think the Foundation is t-the strongest.>
(8:37:21 PM) E4D: 4df+2 Pdef
(8:37:21 PM) Quidmore: E4D: Pdef: 4 (4df+2=+, +, -, +)
(8:37:30 PM) E4D: $df+2 Mdef
(8:37:33 PM) E4D: 4df+2 Mdef
(8:37:33 PM) Quidmore: E4D: Mdef: 4 (4df+2=+, 0, 0, +)
(8:37:38 PM) Ragazzo: <I said one of, and don't call me naive.>
(8:37:53 PM) Ragazzo: <Not all of us are plants from other groups.>
(8:37:57 PM) DawnyWorks: "Stop. Fucking. Fighting!"
(8:38:18 PM) Maddy: <The F-foundation is probably the m-most fucked, here.> she shrugs. <Just saying.>
(8:38:23 PM) Tox: 4df+5 Vance unleashes a storm of 7.62 fire at the door gunner. Tagging In My Sights.
(8:38:24 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Vance unleashes a storm of 7.62 fire at the door gunner. Tagging In My Sights.: 4 (4df+5=-, +, 0, -)
(8:38:32 PM) E4D: The door gunner is impacted by a flurry of rounds, dropping from his gun, and dangling forom the nylon shock cord. He slams into a low-rise building as the helo pilot dips sharply in al;titude, splattering him agains tthe surface.
(8:38:47 PM) Maddy: <Nice!>
(8:38:48 PM) Tox: "One down!"
(8:38:53 PM) DawnyWorks: "Fucking nasty"
(8:39:09 PM) E4D: The automatic safeties engage, locking the helo's altitude and velocity as the ICV speeds away.
(8:39:21 PM) Ragazzo: <That was impressive, at least.>
(8:39:51 PM) Maddy: <Now w-what?>
(8:40:02 PM) E4D: <All right guys… shit, shit, shit, shit… I'm looking for a route…>
(8:40:08 PM) Tox: "There's that second chopper, right?"
(8:40:18 PM) Ragazzo: <Anyone hurt? Alice?>
(8:40:33 PM) E4D: <Yeah, another one.>'
(8:40:37 PM) MisterFlames: "I was hoping to crash it. I've been bird hunting, but never against such a big bird." Midnight keeps her mind on that copter pilot, just in case she needs it."
(8:40:53 PM) Maddy: <T-took a few hits, b-but El-Ahrairah is p-pretty much bullet proof.»
(8:41:16 PM) Tox: "I vote we take it out, too."
(8:41:24 PM) E4D: We can take the road north for a fast exfil to the LAV, but we'd be going right past the center of town. About 500 meters from the center.>
(8:41:38 PM) Tox: "…."
(8:41:54 PM) Maddy: <Fuck, this is a c-clusterfuck.>
(8:42:25 PM) E4D: He pulls into another alley as a helo drifts by somewhat clumsily, a bloody harness with something ragged and torn inside dangling below.
(8:42:27 PM) DawnyWorks: "Can't fucking win"
(8:42:38 PM) MisterFlames: "Forgot about that…" Midnight concentrates.
(8:42:59 PM) Ragazzo: <You should be used to them by now. Let's go north. We'll get caught u-oh hell.>
(8:43:24 PM) E4D: <I mean, we can turn tail and go back the same way, but I think they dropped a few troops on the road.>
(8:43:38 PM) E4D: <But shit, we could run them over.>
(8:43:42 PM) MisterFlames: 4df+4 She works to fortify the link she's got with the copter pilot. (Maneuver with Occult)
(8:43:42 PM) Quidmore: MisterFlames: She works to fortify the link she's got with the copter pilot. (Maneuver with Occult): 4 (4df+4=-, +, -, +)
(8:43:43 PM) Tox: "Hell yeah!"
(8:43:55 PM) E4D: 4df+2
(8:43:55 PM) Quidmore: E4D: 2 (4df+2=+, -, +, -)
(8:44:18 PM) Maddy: <Midnight, you think 500 m is e-enough clearance to w-whatever the fuck is in t-town?>
(8:44:49 PM) E4D: The helo pitches sharply, slowing, and coming to a hover.
(8:45:20 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian chews her lip and mumbles to herslef, watching the bird
(8:45:32 PM) Ragazzo: "Hmmm."
(8:45:42 PM) DawnyWorks: herself*
(8:46:25 PM) MisterFlames: 4df+6 Midnight sends a compulsion to the pilot, ~There's the Stryker, moving to the center of town! Call it in, and get them there!~
(8:46:25 PM) Quidmore: MisterFlames: Midnight sends a compulsion to the pilot, ~There's the Stryker, moving to the center of town! Call it in, and get them there!~: 4 (4df+6=0, -, 0, -)
(8:46:46 PM) E4D left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(8:47:10 PM) E4D [ten.knilneddus.hd.avnbsa.9ACD50F7-CRInys|tibbiM#ten.knilneddus.hd.avnbsa.9ACD50F7-CRInys|tibbiM] entered the room.
(8:47:21 PM) Tox: (8:46:25 PM) Quidmore: MisterFlames: Midnight sends a compulsion to the pilot, ~There's the Stryker, moving to the center of town! Call it in, and get them there!~: 4 (4df+6=0, -, 0, -)
(8:47:46 PM) E4D: 4df+2
(8:47:47 PM) Quidmore: E4D: 4 (4df+2=0, +, 0, +)
(8:48:39 PM) E4D: «Trapper Two, this is Trapper One, be advised, I have a gunner down, and am in pursuit of the hostile ICV IVO the midtown marker, danger close to the storm system, engaging in pursuit, and requesting assistance.»
(8:49:32 PM) E4D: «Trapper One, Two confirming, T-2 personnel on the ground IVO Smith street Mile Marker 2 standing by for pickup. Trapper Two in pursuit, eyes open, over.>?
(8:49:51 PM) E4D: The First helo pulls away, bearing away from the Stryker, veering for the growing storm.
(8:50:09 PM) Maddy: <M-midnight? Did you do that?>
(8:50:12 PM) Tox: "….Why are they going /towards/ it?!" Vance whispers, dread in his tone.
(8:50:19 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian chews her lip harder and closes her eyes, still mumbling
(8:50:23 PM) E4D: <The fuck're they doing?>
(8:50:42 PM) MisterFlames: "Your guess is as good as mine," Midnight replies. "And I told the pilot that we were going to the storm. Looks like he believed it."
(8:50:53 PM) DawnyWorks: "theregonnabreaktheregonnabreaktheregonnabreak"
(8:50:57 PM) Tox: "Those poor dumb bastards.:"
(8:51:01 PM) Ragazzo: <Tch. Poor fools. That was a good trick, but a cruel one, Midnight.>
(8:51:08 PM) Maddy: <You a-are magnificent.>
(8:51:26 PM) E4D: Jason inches the ICV out of the alley. The helo's visible, bearing down fast toward the city center.
(8:51:32 PM) MisterFlames: 'I one killed an entire GOC raid by having them shoot at each other. It was either them or me."
(8:52:03 PM) E4D: It's about 100 yards out of the mesocyclone when a black tendril lances out, piercing the helo.
(8:52:21 PM) Tox: Vance watches in rapt, horrified fascination.
(8:52:25 PM) Ragazzo: "Hmmm. Well, now we know."
(8:52:36 PM) Maddy: <Let's roll.>
(8:52:38 PM) Ragazzo: <Don't get closer than that.>
(8:52:39 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian gasps, and a small sob escapes
(8:52:46 PM) MisterFlames: "Admittedly, I didn't compell them, just projected an illusion. All I want is to be left alone, and I try never to hurt others without provocation."
(8:53:00 PM) Maddy: <That's f-fair, Midnight.>
(8:53:04 PM) E4D: The torque of the engines whips it around wildly, but it's held fast. The gunner is thrown free, but before he can hit the ground, another black tendril reaches out, impaling him and pulling him into the shimmering, radiant center.
(8:53:43 PM) DawnyWorks: Jillian closes her eyes "It's okay, they're the bad guys….but why the birds…"
(8:53:57 PM) Maddy: <C-cause they were /in/ the birds.>
(8:54:03 PM) Maddy: <Let's /move/>
(8:54:39 PM) DawnyWorks: "I get it intellectually Alice"
(8:54:49 PM) E4D: Jason punches the accelerator, booking it further south, and back on 87, pushing north. The town center is off to their right.
(8:54:55 PM) E4D: North east now.
(8:55:04 PM) MisterFlames: "Let's do what we came here to do and get out of here. They'll probably nuke the town next time."
(8:55:25 PM) Maddy: <R-right.>
(8:55:46 PM) Ragazzo: <That's true, at least.>
(8:56:00 PM) Maddy: <H-hospital, grocery s-store, p-police station?>
(8:56:11 PM) E4D: «Trapper Home, this is Trapper Two, be advised, we are reporting a complete scrub of the recovery operation, Trapper One is down, lost with all hands, personnel on the ground on Smith, Mile Marker Two. Assets left in place, we are evacuating due to hazardous anomalous events in the city center. Trapper Two out.»
(8:56:12 PM) MisterFlames: "Not sure if it's the right plan, though. It might *like* it."
(8:57:06 PM) Tox: "Won't know 'til it's too late."
(8:57:08 PM) E4D: The remaining helo pulls away, flying fast to the northwest.
(8:58:21 PM) E4D: The engine of the Stryker strains as Jason mashes the accelerator,. <We should be coming up on the hospital, 3 minutes.>
(8:58:32 PM) Tox: "Copy."
(8:58:50 PM) Maddy: <In and o-out, guys.>
(8:58:57 PM) E4D: They pull up, sure enough, three minutes later.
(8:59:05 PM) DawnyWorks: "While you guys shop, I'm going to check stryker out, she doesn't sound healthy"
(8:59:34 PM) DawnyWorks: 4df+4 you okay babe?
(8:59:35 PM) Quidmore: DawnyWorks: you okay babe?: 3 (4df+4=+, -, -, 0)
(8:59:37 PM) Maddy: <R-right.> Alice hops off. <V-vance, you're on point.>
(8:59:37 PM) Tox: Vance dismounts from the Stryker. "Aight."
(8:59:40 PM) MisterFlames: "I'll keep an eye on things. I'm no good carrying." Midnight says as she gets out.
(8:59:47 PM) E4D: They're at the rear entrance to the trauma ward. The ER doors look busted open. Empty ambulance staging areas can be seen off to the side.
(8:59:58 PM) Ragazzo: <I'll go with you guys.> Lance dismounts with a stumble.
(9:00:05 PM) MisterFlames: Midnight climbs to the top of the Stryker to look around.
(9:00:09 PM) Tox: "Copy that, boss ma'am." Vance advances to the rear doors, SCAR-H out and light on.
(9:00:21 PM) E4D: Dawnyworks: She is, if a little thirsty.
(9:00:44 PM) DawnyWorks: thirsty water, thirsty fuel?
(9:01:57 PM) Ragazzo: "Anyone happen to have a blackjack laying around?" Asks lance, following whoever's headed for the rear entrance.
(9:02:13 PM) E4D: Thirsty fuel.
(9:02:22 PM) Tox: Vance steps inside the opened rear doors and shines his light around.
(9:02:34 PM) Maddy: Alice keeps just behind Vance, hand on his shoulder.
(9:03:08 PM) E4D: Thee's not much to see. An open reception area, and what apears to be a sitting room to the left, the ward off to the right through a couple of double doors, and a door straight ahead, next to some elevators.
(9:03:44 PM) Tox: 4df+3 Perception - Vance has been in his share of hospitals - any clues on where the dispensary is?
(9:03:45 PM) Quidmore: Tox: Perception - Vance has been in his share of hospitals - any clues on where the dispensary is?: 3 (4df+3=+, 0, -, 0)
(9:04:29 PM) E4D: Not that he can see just laying around.
(9:04:29 PM) Maddy: 4df+2 Alice looks for a map or wall signs.
(9:04:29 PM) Quidmore: Maddy: Alice looks for a map or wall signs.: 4 (4df+2=+, +, 0, 0)
(9:04:44 PM) Ragazzo: 4df+4 Rolling medical, I'm a damn doctor, I know where it would be.
(9:04:44 PM) Quidmore: Ragazzo: Rolling medical, I'm a damn doctor, I know where it would be.: 6 (4df+4=+, +, -, +)
(9:05:47 PM) E4D: Alice and Lance Vance Dance both find indications of the dispensary. Some notes on the in-processing desk make note of a few contingency stores taken from the second floor.
(9:06:06 PM) DawnyWorks left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(9:06:16 PM) Tox: Vance steps forward to the center of the ward and forward doors, looking from one to the other. "Stairs should be this way," he motions to the forward door.
(9:06:31 PM) Maddy: <R-right, f-following you.>
(9:06:42 PM) Tox: "Where're we headed?'
(9:06:48 PM) E4D: Cole could lead them directly to it.
(9:06:56 PM) Ragazzo: "Just follow me."
(9:07:04 PM) Ragazzo: "All hospitals are the same…"
(9:07:17 PM) Tox: "Following"
(9:07:25 PM) Maddy: <…ok>
(9:07:27 PM) Ragazzo: "Although, if something leaps out and stabs me, you should be ready."
(9:07:40 PM) Maddy: <G-got you covered.>
(9:08:38 PM) Ragazzo: Lance sets off for the dispensary. "There's more supplies on he second floor, I think. So we'll want to look there." He pushes throguh the doors, an ahead of them, and turns left.
(9:08:54 PM) mode (+qo E4D E4D) by ChanServ
(9:09:02 PM) Tox: Vance follows up behind, tracking.
(9:09:43 PM) E4D: And there it is. It looks… amazingly intact.
(9:10:07 PM) Tox: "Looks well-stocked. This what we needed?"
(9:10:12 PM) Ragazzo: He looks around briefly, suspicious of this.
(9:10:22 PM) Maddy: <Hmmm…>
(9:10:33 PM) Ragazzo: 4df+2 What the hell
(9:10:33 PM) Quidmore: Ragazzo: What the hell: 6 (4df+2=+, +, +, +)
(9:10:40 PM) Ragazzo: ^That's perc.
(9:11:45 PM) E4D: Cole can find nothing out of place that would indicate any mischief done to the stock, and there's nothing suspicious about the surrounding area, nor about anything he's seen so far in the hospital, except for the complete lack of people.
(9:12:33 PM) Ragazzo: No one at all? Not even deceased patients?
(9:12:36 PM) E4D: «Guys, how's it going up there, me and Jill are gettin' bored down here.»
(9:12:49 PM) E4D: *No* *one*.
(9:13:01 PM) Maddy: «F-found the dispensary, n-not a s-single body though…>
(9:13:04 PM) Maddy: >
(9:13:12 PM) Ragazzo: <…this is not good. Let's hurry.>
(9:13:18 PM) Tox: "I agree."
(9:13:40 PM) Maddy: <R-right, t-take as much as you can carry.> Alice starts grabbing anything she can.
(9:13:42 PM) Ragazzo: Lance moves behind the dispensary counter, and begins grabbing as much as he can.
(9:14:01 PM) Tox: Vance just grabs what the fuck ever, he cannot into doctor shit.
(9:14:05 PM) Ragazzo: "Focus on antibiotics, painkillers…disinfectants. Bandages too."
(9:14:12 PM) Tox: That, at least, he knows.
(9:14:12 PM) Maddy: <R-right.>
(9:14:16 PM) Tox: So he does.
(9:15:03 PM) Ragazzo: <If we can, multiple trips would be worth it.>
(9:15:26 PM) Ragazzo: <I'm not trusting this place to be so conveniently deserted another day.>
(9:15:30 PM) Maddy: «Jason, w-we might have to take m-multiple trips, this o-ok with you?»
(9:15:47 PM) Tox: "Wait. Why not use a gurney?"
(9:15:56 PM) E4D: «Ugh, shit! SHIT SHIT *SHIT*!»
(9:16:02 PM) Tox: «What?!»
(9:16:03 PM) Ragazzo: <…>
(9:16:07 PM) Maddy: «What? JASON?»
(9:16:09 PM) E4D: There's a small tremor.
(9:16:15 PM) Tox: "Not good!"
(9:16:18 PM) Ragazzo: <Oh…hell.>
(9:16:25 PM) E4D: «You guys might want to get out here! Something weird's happening in thecenter of town!>
(9:16:40 PM) Maddy: <FUCK! G-get a gurney, pile what you can on it and m-move!>
(9:16:45 PM) MisterFlames: Midnight looks toward the center of town to see what's up.
(9:16:46 PM) Tox: "Take what we got and move, that is my recommendation!"
(9:16:58 PM) Tox: Vance sprints to a room, grabs a gurney and sprints back.(9:17:19 PM) Ragazzo: Lance grabs a gurney, if there is one, and begins piling the most useful supplies onto it. He makes sure to grab some surgical tools.
(9:17:39 PM) Maddy: Alice stuffs her pouches with as many antibiotics as she can and starts loading the gurneys.
(9:17:51 PM) E4D: Midnight sees what Jason sees. As well as the other, moments later. The cyclone appears to be *bleeding* a dark liquid.
(9:18:12 PM) Tox: "Are we good?!"
(9:18:15 PM) E4D: The shimmering effect grows more vibrant, and radiant, the distortion increasing as the air bleeds the tarry substance.
(9:18:38 PM) Maddy: <Let's go.> Alice sprints back to the stairs and down.
(9:18:50 PM) Tox: Vance is the fuck out.
(9:19:04 PM) Ragazzo: Lance hurries as well, dragging his gurney of medical stuff.
(9:19:12 PM) Ragazzo: They didn't go up any stairs.
(9:19:25 PM) Maddy: <Jason w-wha…> she looks. <Holy shit…>
(9:19:28 PM) E4D: The cyclone seems to increase in speed, tendrils reaching out for a moment like they were… stretching, letting out and ache. They shrink again as the liquid pools on the ground below, evantually fading back into the cyclone after several moments.'
(9:19:58 PM) Tox: "…..I vote we should go."
(9:20:07 PM) E4D: The substance begins contracting, sinking away, leaving no trace as the cyclone dissipates.
(9:20:22 PM) E4D: The clouds… follow the cyclone down, into the earth.
(9:20:32 PM) Maddy: She climbs back onto the ICV. <GO!>
(9:20:42 PM) Tox: Vance clambers back onboard.
(9:20:44 PM) Ragazzo: "……yeah…"
(9:20:44 PM) E4D: A bolt of lightning flashes on the point, and there's a tremor. And then stillness.
(9:20:50 PM) E4D: <Got it!>
(9:20:57 PM) Ragazzo: Lance tosses all the supplies in, and boards.
(9:21:00 PM) E4D: The engine has died.
(9:21:08 PM) Tox: "FUCK!"
(9:21:31 PM) Maddy: <Oh, oh god…W-what now?>
(9:21:50 PM) Tox: "There's no rumble. No engine is no good."
(9:21:54 PM) E4D: The sun's visible again, light shining down on the Springs for the first time in several days.
(9:22:18 PM) Maddy: <W-wait…it's leaving…>
(9:22:47 PM) Ragazzo: "And do you know where it's going? No? Let's get moving as quick as we can."
(9:22:50 PM) E4D: Jason's flipping the start switch, and after several seconds, power returns.
(9:23:12 PM) Maddy: <W-we going back to c-camp? Or a-are we still going to t-try for food and fuel?>
(9:23:19 PM) E4D: Almost at the same time, the hospital's emergency generators can be heard firing, rumbling to life.
(9:23:41 PM) Maddy: <…>
(9:23:54 PM) Ragazzo: "That's very good, or very bad."
(9:24:04 PM) Tox: "…was it feeding on….power?"
(9:24:34 PM) Maddy: <Maybe. J-jason, w-what do you think?>
(9:24:52 PM) Maddy: <F-food and fuel?>
(9:25:37 PM) E4D: <We might be able to find both here. Hospital e-gennies have tanks that hold hundreds of gallons.>
(9:25:59 PM) Tox: "And the cafeteria might still be stocked."
(9:26:05 PM) Maddy: <Well, i-if no one else minds, I s-say w-we check it out.>
(9:26:25 PM) Tox: Vance dismounts the Stryker again. "Good enough."
(9:26:32 PM) Ragazzo: <Hospital food is usually pretty lasting as well And always clean.>
(9:26:41 PM) Ragazzo: Lance dismounts.
(9:27:05 PM) Tox: "Lead on, Doc."
(9:27:14 PM) Maddy: Alice gets down again, following.
(9:27:27 PM) Ragazzo: "Engines, or food…hmmm."
(9:27:34 PM) Maddy: <Both.>
(9:27:40 PM) Ragazzo: "Probably get the fuel first."
(9:27:45 PM) E4D: <What Alice said.>
(9:28:05 PM) Maddy: Alice heads in.
(9:28:12 PM) Ragazzo: Lance follows.
(9:28:23 PM) E4D: Jason hops out, readying his rifle, but letting it hang.
(9:28:41 PM) E4D: <I just called for the guys in the rear to bring the LAV up.>
(9:28:49 PM) Maddy: <R-right.>
(9:28:58 PM) Ragazzo: <We'll have more carrying space, that's good.>
(9:29:53 PM) MisterFlames: "See about getting a trailer, too. But also… what happened to those people the Foundation left behind?"
(9:30:59 PM) E4D: <We can track them on the BFT.>
(9:31:09 PM) Tox: "Make it happen."
(9:31:35 PM) Ragazzo: Lance leads them down to where ever the fuel would be kept..
(9:31:43 PM) Maddy: <Let's h-hope we don't bump into them.> She keeps following,
(9:31:57 PM) Tox: "They're probably as scared as we are, now."
(9:31:58 PM) Ragazzo: If he would know that.
(9:32:00 PM) E4D: <I say we stay here for the night. Go on a manhunt in the morning.>
(9:32:13 PM) Maddy: <Y-you sure hun?>
(9:32:51 PM) E4D: Jason checks the FBCB2 system. <Looks like we got… haha, six personnel. They haven't moved much, but it looks like they're holed up in a building off of Smith Street.>
(9:32:52 PM) Ragazzo: «I think I know where the people went, by the way.»
(9:33:54 PM) E4D: Jason climbs up on top of the Stryker, activating the suit's optic magnifiers. <Weren't there a bunch of people stacked up yesterday?>
(9:34:11 PM) MisterFlames: "It was eating them, remember?"
(9:34:27 PM) Maddy: <Y-yeah…> She shakes her head. <Should w-we barricade o-ourselves in the b-building??
(9:34:31 PM) Maddy: >
(9:34:31 PM) Ragazzo: «That's what I thought, yes.»
(9:34:34 PM) E4D: «There ain't *shit* over there.»
(9:34:52 PM) Maddy: <C-can someone answer my questions?>
(9:35:06 PM) E4D: «I think so, Alice.»
(9:35:35 PM) E4D: «We can keep the vehicles loaded up. We'll sleep close by, keep someone on watch at the BFT, and looking at the center of town.»
(9:35:47 PM) E4D: «Anything happens, we get the hell out of Dodge.»
(9:36:06 PM) Maddy: <R-right, lets get t-to it, some one let the people back at Eve w-what's going on.>
(9:36:17 PM) Tox: "I'll take watch on the BFT, if that's okay."
(9:37:32 PM) Maddy: Alice starts loading the Stryker, hauling fuel and medical supplies back and forth.
(9:37:46 PM) E4D: Annnd, back to OOC!
(9:37:49 PM) Ragazzo: Lance does the same. Food too.
(9:37:50 PM) E4D: AND the IC!