The Lurking Fear: Part Two

Aug 13 20:59:06 <Echo> He makes a beeline toward the Hummer, taking a moment to check the rectangular box in the back, and snatches up the pair of frag grenades and autoinjectors he set aside earlier.
Aug 13 20:59:48 <Pemander> "How's the leg, Scott?" Ari looks over at him.
Aug 13 21:00:07 <Echo> He fires up the Hummer, checks the gas gauge, and climbs into the driver's seat. "Huh. This thing's a lot more cramped with the armor on. Huh? Oh. I'm straight. Good to go."
Aug 13 21:00:22 <Echo> "Just… gotta keep back from those goddamn things."
Aug 13 21:00:33 <Echo> "Might shoot mine first this time, let Myrtle handle hers."
Aug 13 21:01:58 <Echo> Scott takes the moment to slot one of the 40mm rounds into the underslung launcher on his rifle. "No fucking around this time. All y'all got flashlights?"
Aug 13 21:02:58 <Dexanote> "I've got two."
Aug 13 21:03:12 <Dexanote> Myr climbs in the passenger seat.
Aug 13 21:04:08 <Pemander> "I've got one in my backpack." Ari climbs into the backseat.
Aug 13 21:04:22 <Echo> "Just lemme know when. Get psyched up. *Fuck* I wish we had, like… a goddamn flamethrower or some shit."
Aug 13 21:04:38 <Echo> "Like, not a ghetto-rigged one that fucking explodes or some shit."
Aug 13 21:05:23 <Dexanote> somewhere, an older blonde man with a clockwork arm senses a disturbance in the force
Aug 13 21:06:10 <Pemander> "We'll be fine. Last time we didn't know what to expect. Now we do."
Aug 13 21:07:20 <Maddy> The ride there is uneventful.
Aug 13 21:08:04 <Dexanote> "… Is everything quieter than last night?"
Aug 13 21:08:21 <Echo> Scott stops the truck where they did yesterday and climbs out, cutting off the headlights as he exits.
Aug 13 21:08:37 <Echo> "So… who wants to walk point."
Aug 13 21:08:46 <Echo> "Quieter?"
Aug 13 21:08:47 <Maddy> There are still some wisps in the woods here and there.
Aug 13 21:08:51 <Echo> 4df+2 Perception Is it?
Aug 13 21:08:51 <CROM> Echo: Perception Is it?: 5 (4df+2=+, 0, +, +)
Aug 13 21:09:52 <Dexanote> 4df+4 PERCEPTRON
Aug 13 21:09:52 <CROM> Dexanote: PERCEPTRON: 4 (4df+4=0, -, 0, +)
Aug 13 21:10:29 <Maddy> Everythign kis much the same as you left it last night.
Aug 13 21:11:06 <Echo> Scott shrugs. "Fuck it." He starts off, taking point down the trail they took yesterday, a good bit more apprehensive than last night.
Aug 13 21:12:09 <Maddy> As the night before none of the wispy glows get terribly close.
Aug 13 21:12:41 <Echo> "I kinda wanna fire at one, see what happens."
Aug 13 21:12:53 <Pemander> "Don't do it."
Aug 13 21:13:03 <Echo> "Yeah, I know."
Aug 13 21:13:20 <Dexanote> Myrtle goes ahead on point.
Aug 13 21:13:23 <Echo> He picks up his pace, almost at a jog, none too happy to be on the trail in these woods.
Aug 13 21:13:37 <Pemander> Arianna takes the rear.
Aug 13 21:14:02 <Dexanote> She's equipped with her guns, extra ammo, black clothes, the works. "Come on."
Aug 13 21:14:24 <Echo> "Yeah, right behind you."
Aug 13 21:14:26 <Maddy> Again, some of the wisps split briefly into a few smaller ones, befoer gettng back together.
Aug 13 21:15:02 <Maddy> They make it to the shack without much else interesting happening, and it's the same as it was left.
Aug 13 21:15:10 <Pemander> "Must be some kind of…unrelated paranormal thing."
Aug 13 21:15:31 <Echo> "Swamp gas."
Aug 13 21:15:49 <Echo> Scott moves up to the door, rifle up, and delivers a massive kick to the thing.
Aug 13 21:16:13 <Maddy> It flies of the damn hinges.
Aug 13 21:16:31 <Pemander> "Geez." Arianna places her hands on her hips, impressed.
Aug 13 21:17:07 <Echo> Anything inside?
Aug 13 21:19:14 <Maddy> Nope, its just the way you left it.
Aug 13 21:19:27 <Dexanote> Myr peers in from under Scoot's arm. "… Is that a good thing or a bad thing?"
Aug 13 21:19:49 <Echo> "Doesn't look like anything's been disturbed…"
Aug 13 21:20:24 <Echo> He moves into the room and rips the grate up, then shoves the barrel of his rifle in, taclight on.
Aug 13 21:20:43 <Maddy> Same old same old.
Aug 13 21:21:35 <Pemander> "I'll go first this time."
Aug 13 21:21:36 <Dexanote> "Want me to go first?" She pulls out a light, peering down the tunnel.
Aug 13 21:21:49 <Dexanote> "… alright I'll wait up here."
Aug 13 21:22:09 <Echo> "Best get this show on the road." He pulls the large rectangular box off his back, and wraps the sling around his left arm. "All yours, toots."
Aug 13 21:23:06 <Dexanote> "… toots."
Aug 13 21:23:40 <Echo> "Toots."
Aug 13 21:23:47 <Pemander> "Toots."
Aug 13 21:24:06 <Maddy> GET ON WITH IT
Aug 13 21:24:25 <Pemander> FINE. Arianna bends down and shimmies down the tunnel.
Aug 13 21:24:47 <Pemander> She's got a knife in her mouth just in case.
Aug 13 21:25:27 <Maddy> When she gets to the bottom, it too is how thy left it. Corpses and all.
Aug 13 21:25:42 <Echo> Scott swings down into the tunnel on his butt and tries to slide down.
Aug 13 21:26:46 <Pemander> Ari stands up and dusts her knees off. "Alright." She gets off to the side so Scott doesn't knock her out.
Aug 13 21:27:09 <Maddy> Scot sliiiides
Aug 13 21:27:11 <Maddy> and doesnt hit Ari.
Aug 13 21:27:29 <Dexanote> Myrtle slides after Scoot!
Aug 13 21:27:44 <Echo> When he reaches the bottom, he slings his rifle and hefts up the box, and pops the ends down, revealing what look like four large barrels on the face.
Aug 13 21:29:27 <Dexanote> Myr stands, shining the light across the corpses, to the ceiling, then forward. "Nothing moved…"
Aug 13 21:29:28 <Pemander> "So, what's the plan?"
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Aug 13 21:29:58 <Echo> "Well… move up nice and slow, stay ready to pull back and frag the tunnel. And we got this baby."
Aug 13 21:30:31 <Echo> He slings the large weapon and pulls his rifle back, then starts down the tunnel with the water, weapon up.
Aug 13 21:31:12 <Dexanote> Myr edges forward with Scoot.
Aug 13 21:31:31 <Pemander> Arianna saunters along with them, shining her light all around.
Aug 13 21:32:01 <Echo> He gives the water a running leap over, then checks the tunnel again, illuminating it with the rifle's tactical light.
Aug 13 21:32:03 <Echo> 4df+2 Anything?
Aug 13 21:32:04 <CROM> Echo: Anything?: 3 (4df+2=-, +, 0, +)
Aug 13 21:34:04 <Maddy> There's still the sound of dripping but you can see nos that it's not from the water here. On the otherside of the water, the tunnel branches off, lft and right.
Aug 13 21:34:20 <Echo> "Fuck."
Aug 13 21:34:25 <Echo> "Left or right."
Aug 13 21:34:39 <Pemander> "Hold on, I got this."
Aug 13 21:34:44 <Pemander> Arianna fishes for a coin in her pocket.
Aug 13 21:35:47 <Dexanote> "Arianna are you sure that kind of thing is good for the rest of us?"
Aug 13 21:36:23 <Pemander> "It's just to make a decision, silly."
Aug 13 21:36:37 <Pemander> She flips up a quarter. "Call it."
Aug 13 21:36:52 <Dexanote> "… Heads."
Aug 13 21:37:12 <Echo> "…"
Aug 13 21:37:52 <Echo> Scott moves up ahead a bit, peaking down each tunnel, casting some light.
Aug 13 21:38:24 <Maddy> The one on the left turns right.
Aug 13 21:38:25 <Pemander> It hits the water with a 'plunk'.
Aug 13 21:38:36 <Maddy> The one on the right turns right
Aug 13 21:38:38 <Pemander> "Alright, that was tails."
Aug 13 21:38:43 <Pemander> "Which means we go left."
Aug 13 21:38:55 <Echo> "Uhhh, one on the left hooks right, one on the right goes straight ahead."
Aug 13 21:40:12 <Echo> He pulls a chemlight from his buttpack and cracks it, gives it a shake, and slashes it open with his knife, then drains the contents on the left side of the wall.
Aug 13 21:40:20 <Dexanote> "… wouldn't that mean the left one curls into the right onw?"
Aug 13 21:40:22 <Dexanote> one*
Aug 13 21:40:33 <Echo> "Wouldn't be hard to find out."
Aug 13 21:40:54 <Dexanote> "Lets go then. Who's on point? You or me, Ari?"
Aug 13 21:41:37 <Echo> "I'll do one way or another. I can put out as much firepower as the two of you."
Aug 13 21:42:06 <Echo> "So, you want me front or back?"
Aug 13 21:42:21 <Dexanote> "Go behind Ari, i'll take up the rear."
Aug 13 21:42:48 <Echo> Scott pats Ari on the back. "All you."
Aug 13 21:43:05 <Pemander> She shrugs. "Alright."
Aug 13 21:43:12 <Echo> "Once we go, though, keep moving. Don't wanna get slowed down in here."
Aug 13 21:43:30 <Pemander> Ari waves down the left tunnel with her flashlight scanning the area.
Aug 13 21:45:13 <Echo> Scott puts a hand on her left shoulder, laying the barrel of his rifle over her right shoulder. "Trust me, it's safe."
Aug 13 21:45:22 <Maddy> The tunnel curves again this time left and down a little, then it opens to a large area.
Aug 13 21:45:49 <Echo> "Okay… shit… you wanna me to light up a flare, or…"
Aug 13 21:46:49 <Pemander> "I dunno. You got a bunch?"
Aug 13 21:47:28 <Echo> "Four or five." He reaches back to grab one, pops the cap, and strikes it.
Aug 13 21:47:57 <Dexanote> Myr braces herself for like, what, a hundred glowing eyes or some bullshit.
Aug 13 21:49:04 <Maddy> The room is a large, underground lake. There are 3 tunnels on the walls on the other side.
Aug 13 21:49:10 <Maddy> This is where the dripping was coming from
Aug 13 21:49:26 <Pemander> "Seriously? Three more branches?"
Aug 13 21:49:32 <Dexanote> "… Damn."
Aug 13 21:49:32 <Pemander> "How big is this thing?"
Aug 13 21:49:38 <Pemander> Ari looks at the walls. Do they still look carved/
Aug 13 21:49:40 <Echo> "Jesus…"
Aug 13 21:49:44 <Maddy> Not so much here.
Aug 13 21:49:55 <Maddy> only arounf the tunnel entrances.
Aug 13 21:50:12 <Pemander> "Looks like this area is natural."
Aug 13 21:50:18 <Pemander> "The big part, I mean."
Aug 13 21:50:24 <Dexanote> Myr shines her light into the lake.
Aug 13 21:50:24 <Echo> "Looks like maybe they dug down looking for this?"
Aug 13 21:50:34 <Echo> "Gotta be draining in from the river…"
Aug 13 21:51:38 <Maddy> The lake is pretty deep. You'd have to swim to the other tunnels.
Aug 13 21:52:11 <Echo> "You know… might could just seal up here. Send a rocket into each one of those tunnels. Do the same thing up top on ground level. Just stand outside, put one in through the grate…"
Aug 13 21:52:26 <Dexanote> "You think it'd be safe to do that?"
Aug 13 21:52:27 <Echo> "Could maybe double back? Check the right tunnel? See if it goes anywhere."
Aug 13 21:52:41 <Pemander> "I don't think it's a solution."
Aug 13 21:52:47 <Echo> "You think it's safe to be down here?"
Aug 13 21:52:51 <Pemander> "Those things dug like crazy up until this point."
Aug 13 21:52:59 <Pemander> "If we sealed them in, they could just dig back out."
Aug 13 21:53:16 <Dexanote> "It'd piss them off."
Aug 13 21:53:21 <Echo> "…shit… fuck, do we want to try to cross that?"
Aug 13 21:53:29 <Echo> "Either of y'all good swimmers?"
Aug 13 21:54:14 <Echo> Scott lights another flare and tosses the first down into the water.
Aug 13 21:54:17 <Dexanote> "I am."
Aug 13 21:54:20 <Echo> Anything moving down there?
Aug 13 21:54:26 <Pemander> "I can swim."
Aug 13 21:56:01 <Maddy> As is sinks you see at leas 4 of the things slither away from the light, towards the other tunnels.
Aug 13 21:56:28 <Echo> "Jesus… they're in the fucking water…"
Aug 13 21:56:40 <Maddy> They all file into the second tunnel.
Aug 13 21:56:40 <Echo> Scott brings his rifle up, waiting for them to surface.
Aug 13 21:56:55 <Echo> "…"
Aug 13 21:56:56 <Pemander> "Guess we follow after them."
Aug 13 21:57:05 <Maddy> Christ they're fast.
Aug 13 21:57:07 <Echo> "Why are they running."
Aug 13 21:57:09 <Pemander> "Good luck using your guns in the water, fools."
Aug 13 21:57:38 <Echo> "You watch too many movies.."
Aug 13 21:57:40 <Dexanote> "Nice, Ari."
Aug 13 21:58:24 <Dexanote> She slips off her shoes, setting them on the stone behind them. "How deep does it look?"
Aug 13 21:58:33 <Pemander> Arianna once again sticks a knife between her teeth and starts swimming across the lake. "Wuh, woo ween gus ca fiuh undawata?"
Aug 13 21:58:33 <Echo> Scott flips up the visor on his helmet and moves into the water. "Christ, this is a bad idea. He slings it before it gets to deep and draws his handgun before wading in deeper.
Aug 13 21:59:13 <Echo> How far across is it? "Yeah, they do all right. Bullets just slow down way faster."
Aug 13 21:59:14 <Maddy> the flare dissapears after a few meters.
Aug 13 21:59:36 <Echo> Scott shoves off and starts paddling like mad for the other side.
Aug 13 21:59:52 <Maddy> Its about 100 meters across, maybe less.
Aug 13 22:00:42 <Dexanote> Myr slips into the water, swimming up behind. She's quite quiet in the water, barely leaving a ripple.
Aug 13 22:02:22 <Maddy> Pemander, athletcs
Aug 13 22:04:02 <Pemander> 4df+2
Aug 13 22:04:03 <CROM> Pemander: 4 (4df+2=0, 0, +, +)
Aug 13 22:04:05 <Pemander> BAM
Aug 13 22:04:11 <Maddy> 4df+6
Aug 13 22:04:12 <CROM> Maddy: 4 (4df+6=-, -, 0, 0)
Aug 13 22:04:15 <Maddy> OH
Aug 13 22:04:55 <Maddy> Ari feels the bonecythes scrape against her shoes, as it barely miscalculates its attack.
Aug 13 22:05:56 <Maddy> The creature bursts from the water and splooshes back in.
Aug 13 22:06:09 <Echo> O_O
Aug 13 22:06:23 <Echo> Scott looks back, paddling harder for the bank.
Aug 13 22:07:48 <Pemander> "Shit, shit, shit."
Aug 13 22:07:59 <Maddy> Everyone ath.
Aug 13 22:08:01 <Pemander> "It touched me!" Arianna starts swimming faster. She moved her knife to her left hand.
Aug 13 22:08:44 <Echo> 4df+2 Scott's wearing and carrying a LOT of shit.
Aug 13 22:08:44 <CROM> Echo: Scott's wearing and carrying a LOT of shit.: 2 (4df+2=0, 0, -, +)
Aug 13 22:09:03 <Pemander> 4df+2 Ari is LIGHT
Aug 13 22:09:03 <CROM> Pemander: Ari is LIGHT: 1 (4df+2=-, +, 0, -)
Aug 13 22:11:06 <Dexanote> 4df+0 wait hold on i still don't have any Ath? wtf
Aug 13 22:11:06 <CROM> Dexanote: wait hold on i still don't have any Ath? wtf: -2 (4df+0=-, +, -, -)
Aug 13 22:11:20 <Maddy> oh wow
Aug 13 22:13:28 <Maddy> 4df+4 The creature burst out of the water again, landiing on Myr and trying to slash at her back. Phys Def.
Aug 13 22:13:29 <CROM> Maddy: The creature burst out of the water again, landiing on Myr and trying to slash at her back. Phys Def.: 6 (4df+4=0, +, 0, +)
Aug 13 22:14:29 <Dexanote> 4df+2 sigh
Aug 13 22:14:30 <CROM> Dexanote: sigh: 2 (4df+2=-, -, +, +)
Aug 13 22:15:06 <Maddy> -1 body as the thing cuts into your arm. Your guys go.
Aug 13 22:15:43 <Dexanote> "Aghr-" Myr dunks under the water, thrashing a bit as she tries to stay above the surface. "I BLAME YOU SCOTT."
Aug 13 22:16:32 <Echo> 4df+7 Spending a point. Scott takes a deep breath for buoyancy as he hears the scuffle behind him and spins, bringing the handgun up and slamming off half a mag at the one on Myrtle's back.
Aug 13 22:16:32 <CROM> Echo: Spending a point. Scott takes a deep breath for buoyancy as he hears the scuffle behind him and spins, bringing the handgun up and slamming off half a mag at the one on Myrtle's back.: 6 (4df+7=0, -, +, -)
Aug 13 22:16:54 <Pemander> "For the love of God, swim, don't talk."
Aug 13 22:17:06 <Pemander> Arianna is frantically pulling for the second tunnel.
Aug 13 22:17:07 <Maddy> 4df+7
Aug 13 22:17:07 <CROM> Maddy: 7 (4df+7=-, +, -, +)
Aug 13 22:18:48 <Echo> Scott drops the pistol, letting the lanyard take it, and starts swimming back toward Myrtle.
Aug 13 22:19:17 <Maddy> He misses the thing!
Aug 13 22:19:18 <Dexanote> Myr treads water, trying to keep up towards Scott. "I need to excercise thats it."
Aug 13 22:20:22 <Maddy> Ari ath for swimming fast
Aug 13 22:20:32 <Pemander> Sorry fuck that Ari would rather save Myrtle than swim fast.
Aug 13 22:20:51 <Pemander> She spins around in the water and hefts a knife at the bonescythe bitch.
Aug 13 22:20:56 <Dexanote> 4df+3 Myr tries to pull a gun, shooting wildly behind her.
Aug 13 22:20:57 <CROM> Dexanote: Myr tries to pull a gun, shooting wildly behind her.: 6 (4df+3=+, +, +, 0)
Aug 13 22:20:59 <Pemander> 4df+4 AP for power get owned
Aug 13 22:20:59 <CROM> Pemander: AP for power get owned: 5 (4df+4=-, +, +, 0)
Aug 13 22:21:03 <Pemander> That's a 6.
Aug 13 22:21:15 <Maddy> 4df+7 vs myr
Aug 13 22:21:15 <CROM> Maddy: vs myr: 4 (4df+7=-, -, -, 0)
Aug 13 22:21:21 <Maddy> 4df+7 vs ari
Aug 13 22:21:21 <CROM> Maddy: vs ari: 5 (4df+7=-, -, 0, 0)
Aug 13 22:21:40 <Maddy> And its dead. The eyes fade and the body flops into the water.
Aug 13 22:21:42 <Maddy> It floats.
Aug 13 22:22:04 <Dexanote> Myr blows it in half, shaking it off and pushing towards Scott.
Aug 13 22:22:27 <Maddy> There's no more incidents to th tunnel
Aug 13 22:22:46 <Pemander> Arianna actually swims /back/ to grab her knife.
Aug 13 22:22:50 <Dexanote> "Where's the shore."
Aug 13 22:23:17 <Echo> Scott pulls himself out of the water, handgun dragging at his feet for a moment before getting yanked up, reloaded, and reholstered. He cracks a glowstick and holds it up. "Over here."
Aug 13 22:23:45 <Pemander> Afterward she swims back to the others and shakes her hair out. "Bleh."
Aug 13 22:23:47 <Echo> He turns his back to the water, still holding the glowstick up, rifle chicken-winged and aimed at the middle tunnel.
Aug 13 22:24:27 <Maddy> This tunnel heads a little further down, with a lip to stop water from spilling in.
Aug 13 22:24:50 <Dexanote> She pulls herself out, immediately wincing and pulling a strip of cloth off the hem of her shirt. She squeezes it out, trying to make it as dry as possible before wrapping it tightly around her wound.
Aug 13 22:25:02 <Dexanote> 4df+3 MEDICAL BIPCHES
Aug 13 22:25:02 <CROM> Dexanote: MEDICAL BIPCHES: 3 (4df+3=0, 0, -, +)
Aug 13 22:25:10 <Dexanote> 4df+1 wound
Aug 13 22:25:11 <CROM> Dexanote: wound: 1 (4df+1=-, +, 0, 0)
Aug 13 22:25:40 <Maddy> Yay you gain a boddy back
Aug 13 22:27:01 <Dexanote> "Eugh." a boddy yes
Aug 13 22:27:18 <Echo> "We keep going?"
Aug 13 22:27:40 <Echo> "Man… that leaves two tunnels open behind us."
Aug 13 22:28:06 <Echo> "I don't even know if the frags would collapse them."
Aug 13 22:28:19 <Dexanote> "I'm not fragging behind us."
Aug 13 22:28:42 <Echo> "No, I mean collapse the two we don't take. The ones they *didn't* go in."
Aug 13 22:29:45 <Pemander> "Scott, I'm no engineer, but I don't think a frag is enough to collapse tunnels that are this big and solid stone."
Aug 13 22:29:47 <Dexanote> "… right. Sorry." She grits her teeth, trying to stretch her arm a bit, shining her light forward.
Aug 13 22:30:06 <Echo> "You okay? And yeah, that's what I was saying."
Aug 13 22:30:24 <Pemander> "Oh, right."
Aug 13 22:30:28 <Pemander> "Then yes, I agree with you."
Aug 13 22:30:53 <Echo> "Fuck. *Fuck*." He cuts the glowstick open and drains it along the edges of the tunnel face.
Aug 13 22:31:17 <Echo> "Good for four hours…"
Aug 13 22:31:33 <Echo> "Well… we keep going?"
Aug 13 22:32:29 <Pemander> Ari shrugs. "Honestly? I'm starting to wonder if this is a problem we can actually solve."
Aug 13 22:32:38 <Pemander> "This place is /huge/. Who knows how many there are?"
Aug 13 22:32:51 <Pemander> "Myrtle already got cut up a bit, and we just got attacked by one."
Aug 13 22:33:22 <Echo> "Up to you, Myrtle. I'll back it."
Aug 13 22:33:49 <Echo> "I mean, could try to relocate the kids. And the dude. Fuck, how I don't know."
Aug 13 22:34:20 <Maddy> The tunnel forward dosn't look to branch, or be terribly long.
Aug 13 22:34:28 <Echo> "These rockets, though. Maybe we find out where the bunch of them are?"
Aug 13 22:34:30 <Dexanote> "… We're here already. I don't think I'm ready to go back in the water yet." She winces.
Aug 13 22:34:58 <Echo> "Right." Scott clambers up into the tunnel and brings his rifle up, light aimed dead ahead.
Aug 13 22:35:31 <Pemander> "I'll take point again." Arianna ties her wet hair back so it doesn't get in her face and continues on with her flashlight at the ready.
Aug 13 22:36:05 <Echo> Scott keeps close, rifle aimed over her shoulder.
Aug 13 22:36:10 <Dexanote> Myr rakes her fingers through her own hair, wondering how many parasites are crawling into her gaping armwound right now.
Aug 13 22:36:28 <Dexanote> Probably like crapatoids or some shit."
Aug 13 22:36:33 <Dexanote> -"
Aug 13 22:37:41 <Maddy> The room this tunnel leads to is truely massive, and dark as shit. You can onlys see so far infront of you, but you can see there's an edge to the floor, then a drop off at an angle, like a dried up underground lake.
Aug 13 22:38:24 <Pemander> "I swear to God if we find some unholy altar in here…"
Aug 13 22:38:36 <Pemander> "Someone's getting smited, Ari style."
Aug 13 22:38:44 <Dexanote> "Nice work tempting fate."
Aug 13 22:38:51 <Pemander> "Bitch, I /am/ fate."
Aug 13 22:38:54 <Maddy> There seems to be thigns hanging from the walls.
Aug 13 22:39:12 <Pemander> "Scott, hand me one of those flares."
Aug 13 22:39:18 <Pemander> "Or glowsticks. Whatever they are."
Aug 13 22:39:45 <Dexanote> Myr shines her light.
Aug 13 22:40:18 <Echo> "Flare or a glowstick?"
Aug 13 22:40:29 <Echo> He starts rummaging through the buttpack.
Aug 13 22:40:43 <Maddy> On the walls, hanging from rocky protrutions, are hundreds, maby thousands of the creatures. No eyes, scythes crossed over their chests. Limp.
Aug 13 22:41:09 <Echo> "…"
Aug 13 22:41:28 <Pemander> "Glowstick."
Aug 13 22:41:39 <Echo> Scott turns his light off and tries pulling Arianna backwards into the tunnel they came from.
Aug 13 22:41:46 <Echo> "Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.."
Aug 13 22:42:03 <Pemander> "It's like Godzilla in here. You two ever see that movie?"
Aug 13 22:42:10 <Maddy> A glow from the center of the room starts. Its getting brighter.
Aug 13 22:42:15 <Echo> He reaches back, swatting at Myrt;e
Aug 13 22:42:15 <Pemander> "Eggs everywhe-"
Aug 13 22:42:17 <Echo> 's light.
Aug 13 22:42:23 <Pemander> "…what's that."
Aug 13 22:43:14 <Maddy> The Glow gets brighter still, it's sickly, unnamable shade of green coalessing into what might be tens of throusands of the eyes.
Aug 13 22:43:43 <Maddy> They're not moving towards you, only glowing.
Aug 13 22:43:49 <Maddy> Everyone.
Aug 13 22:43:53 <Maddy> MDef.
Aug 13 22:43:54 <Echo> "… the lights in the woods."
Aug 13 22:44:08 <Pemander> Arianna gulps.
Aug 13 22:44:09 <Echo> 4df+3 ???
Aug 13 22:44:10 <CROM> Echo: ???: 5 (4df+3=+, +, +, -)
Aug 13 22:44:21 <Pemander> 4df+2 MDEF out the WAZOO?
Aug 13 22:44:22 <CROM> Pemander: MDEF out the WAZOO?: 0 (4df+2=0, -, 0, -)
Aug 13 22:44:27 <Pemander> So much wazoo.
Aug 13 22:44:44 <Dexanote> 4df+4 nope
Aug 13 22:44:45 <CROM> Dexanote: nope: 6 (4df+4=+, +, 0, 0)
Aug 13 22:45:26 <Maddy> Nothing happens to any of you. The glow is intesifyinf, though the hanging bodies stay limp, and The Glow does not advance.
Aug 13 22:45:54 <Dexanote> Myr slips her sunglasses on.
Aug 13 22:45:55 <Maddy> Your move.
Aug 13 22:45:59 <Echo> "… all right… what. The fuck. Do we do here."
Aug 13 22:45:59 <Dexanote> "… Alright."
Aug 13 22:46:31 <Echo> "That's those lights. Like in the woods. The little bits, I mean."
Aug 13 22:46:38 <Echo> "Like on the thing's heads."
Aug 13 22:46:47 <Pemander> "This is just too much."
Aug 13 22:46:54 <Pemander> "There's nothing we can do about this."
Aug 13 22:47:44 <Dexanote> "… It hasn't killed us YET."
Aug 13 22:47:50 <Echo> "Fuck, we can shoot at the thing. I mean, the others died, like, blinked out."
Aug 13 22:48:11 <Echo> "You know, when we killed the ones in the chamber. The little lights on top died."
Aug 13 22:48:33 <Pemander> "Look how many of those lights there are."
Aug 13 22:48:42 <Pemander> "There aren't enough bullets in the world."
Aug 13 22:49:00 <Echo> "Don't have to use bullets."
Aug 13 22:49:19 <Echo> "Back up."
Aug 13 22:49:29 <Pemander> Arianna does so, albeit hesitantly.
Aug 13 22:49:32 <Echo> "Like… all the way. Keep going."
Aug 13 22:49:38 <Pemander> "Wait, no. Stop."
Aug 13 22:49:39 <Dexanote> Myr backs the FUCK up, doing her bets to not move at all.
Aug 13 22:49:41 <Pemander> "What are you going to do."
Aug 13 22:49:43 <Dexanote> "What, Ari?"
Aug 13 22:50:02 <Echo> Scott starts backing up as well, slowly easing the rifle down slowly.
Aug 13 22:50:07 <Echo> -1slowly
Aug 13 22:50:27 <Maddy> anyone else acting?
Aug 13 22:50:49 <Pemander> Just to clarify, what does the cavern look like at the moment?
Aug 13 22:50:56 <Pemander> Besides eyes everywhere?
Aug 13 22:51:07 <Echo> He reaches for the big rectangular box on his back. "We get to the end of the tunnel with the lake, and I fire off the whole package into here."
Aug 13 22:51:18 <Maddy> Big, round, and other than the tunnel entrances, naturally formed.
Aug 13 22:51:27 <Dexanote> "… oh."
Aug 13 22:51:29 <Maddy> Bodies hung limp from the ralls.
Aug 13 22:51:30 <Maddy> walls
Aug 13 22:51:35 <Dexanote> "There were three tunnels, weren't there."
Aug 13 22:51:40 <Dexanote> "And two before that."
Aug 13 22:51:43 <Pemander> "Wait, those are actually rockets?"
Aug 13 22:51:45 <Pemander> "I thought that was a joke."
Aug 13 22:52:00 <Maddy> Iiiis that if for your actions or is something happening.
Aug 13 22:52:20 <Pemander> That's it for me. I just wanted to make sure.
Aug 13 22:52:24 <Echo> Scott's just backing up.
Aug 13 22:52:57 <Dexanote> "We can't bomb it yet. We can't risk there being more of these and waking everything up."
Aug 13 22:53:32 <Maddy> ok
Aug 13 22:53:33 <Maddy> mdef
Aug 13 22:53:41 <Echo> "Shit…" He looks behind them down the tunnel they came in. "Exactly. We get to the back of this one-"
Aug 13 22:53:44 <Echo> 4df+3 !
Aug 13 22:53:44 <CROM> Echo: !: 1 (4df+3=-, -, +, -)
Aug 13 22:53:51 <Pemander> 4df+2 MENTAL POWER
Aug 13 22:53:52 <CROM> Pemander: MENTAL POWER: 2 (4df+2=+, -, 0, 0)
Aug 13 22:54:12 <Dexanote> 4df+4
Aug 13 22:54:13 <CROM> Dexanote: 2 (4df+4=-, -, +, -)
Aug 13 22:54:18 <Dexanote> Myrs sunglasses slip
Aug 13 22:54:37 <Maddy> Stndby
Aug 13 22:56:05 <Maddy> Around the cavern, 10 bodies begin to animate, and a swarm of eyes break off from The Glow.
Aug 13 22:56:14 <Maddy> your go
Aug 13 22:56:26 <Pemander> "Shit."
Aug 13 22:56:39 <Echo> "Okay, we're done, you guys, get the fuck back. Back. Now. Out of the fucking tunnel."
Aug 13 22:57:03 <Pemander> "Hold on." Arianna moves up behind Scott, unzips his pack, and starts looking around for that 550 cord.
Aug 13 22:57:14 <Pemander> "Myrtle, you still have the grenade?"
Aug 13 22:58:03 <Echo> Scott slaps a large paddle safety down on the side of the M202.
Aug 13 22:58:13 <Echo> "We got no time for this. I can't fire while you're behind me.
Aug 13 22:58:18 <Dexanote> "Yep." She pops it off her belt, handing it to Arianna and backing up.
Aug 13 22:58:21 <Echo> "It will literally fucking roast you, please."
Aug 13 22:58:31 <Pemander> She pulls out the cord and backs the fuck out. "Good luck, Scotty!"
Aug 13 22:58:51 <Echo> He drops to a knee, giving them a 10-count.
Aug 13 22:59:17 <Maddy> Any more actions?
Aug 13 22:59:25 <Pemander> Arianna starts unwinding the cord while running and ties the very end of it to the pin of the frag grenade.
Aug 13 22:59:26 <Dexanote> Nope.
Aug 13 22:59:28 <Echo> And fires.a single round just below the Glow.
Aug 13 22:59:30 <Pemander> Nein.
Aug 13 22:59:39 <Echo> 4df+7 Tagging.
Aug 13 22:59:39 <CROM> Echo: Tagging.: 4 (4df+7=0, -, -, -)
Aug 13 22:59:58 <Maddy> Descripe the explotion so I know what to work ith.
Aug 13 23:01:51 <Echo> The rocket streaks from the launcher into the center of the chamber beneath the glow, detonating as it strikes the rock. It explodes into a considerable fireball, spraying an incendiary paste around the impact site.
Aug 13 23:03:15 <Maddy> The Glow shudders horribly but offers no sound, a dozen more bodies animate as eyes fly from the fire. The Glow doesn\t get brighter. MDef if you can still see the glow.
Aug 13 23:03:53 <Echo> 4df+3 Shit.
Aug 13 23:03:54 <CROM> Echo: Shit.: 5 (4df+3=-, +, +, +)
Aug 13 23:03:57 <Dexanote> 4df+4 OF COURSE
Aug 13 23:03:57 <CROM> Dexanote: OF COURSE: 3 (4df+4=0, +, -, -)
Aug 13 23:04:15 <Echo> They can't see it if they actually bugged out.
Aug 13 23:04:18 <Pemander> Arianna is turned in the opposite direction and jogging.
Aug 13 23:04:23 <Pemander> She can probably not see the glow.
Aug 13 23:04:29 <Maddy> Nothing happens. You move again.
Aug 13 23:05:00 <Echo> Scott just books it back toward the others.
Aug 13 23:05:20 <Echo> "It didn't do anything. Didn't do nothing."
Aug 13 23:05:37 <Pemander> "Well, thanks for trying anyway, Scooty-Roo."
Aug 13 23:05:44 <Pemander> "Now what do we do?"
Aug 13 23:06:02 <Echo> He kneels at the edge of the tunnel. "I got no idea, but more of them are waking up."
Aug 13 23:06:21 <Dexanote> "We could check the other tunnels or run."
Aug 13 23:06:31 <Pemander> "Let's swim back across the lake."
Aug 13 23:06:50 <Pemander> She holds up the frag grenade with the 550 cord looped around the pin. "I made this for a reason."
Aug 13 23:06:56 <Maddy> The glow is getting brighter again, leaking into the tunnel. You can hear the skittering of the things.
Aug 13 23:07:15 <Echo> "What the hell's that?"
Aug 13 23:07:24 <Pemander> Ari grabs the far end of the cord and hefts the grenade into the water. "It's a fishing lure."
Aug 13 23:07:43 <Echo> "…"
Aug 13 23:07:52 <Dexanote> "You genius."
Aug 13 23:07:57 <Pemander> The cord unwinds as it flies across the cavern and plunks into the water.
Aug 13 23:08:07 <Pemander> "Just going to check if we're good to swim."
Aug 13 23:08:34 <Echo> "Okay…" We get to the other side.
Aug 13 23:08:36 <Maddy> Skitter skitter.
Aug 13 23:08:46 <Echo> I'm gonna put everything I've got into this tunnel when we get there."
Aug 13 23:09:08 <Echo> He runs for the water's edge and dives in, swimming like his life depends on it.
Aug 13 23:09:11 <Pemander> "Alright, looks like nothing's biting."
Aug 13 23:09:27 <Pemander> Arianna dives in as well, swimming after Scott.
Aug 13 23:09:49 <Pemander> She makes sure to not let the cord bunch up or disturb the grenade as she goes.
Aug 13 23:10:11 <Maddy> Ath to swim fast!
Aug 13 23:10:20 <Pemander> 4df+2 Swim swammity swimmin, AP for power
Aug 13 23:10:21 <CROM> Pemander: Swim swammity swimmin, AP for power: 1 (4df+2=0, -, -, +)
Aug 13 23:10:26 <Pemander> Yesss. That's a 3.
Aug 13 23:10:31 <Echo> 4df+6 Next to last point!
Aug 13 23:10:31 <CROM> Echo: Next to last point!: 8 (4df+6=0, 0, +, +)
Aug 13 23:10:35 <Dexanote> Myr follows Scott and ari, trying to go as quickly as she can.
Aug 13 23:10:43 <Dexanote> 4df+0 I SWEAR TO FUCK CROM
Aug 13 23:10:43 <CROM> Dexanote: I SWEAR TO FUCK CROM: 0 (4df+0=+, -, -, +)
Aug 13 23:10:46 <Maddy> You make it across in one turn, as does sScot.
Aug 13 23:10:57 <Echo> …
Aug 13 23:11:22 <Maddy> Myrtle gets /almost/ all the way. She hears many things sploosh into the water behind her.
Aug 13 23:12:03 <Maddy> Your go.
Aug 13 23:12:06 <Pemander> Arianna pulls herself up at the other edge of othe lake, sputters a bit, and starts /very/ carefully winding the cord until it is taut.
Aug 13 23:12:24 <Pemander> "Go, Myrtle. Go faster. I'm going to buy us some time, but you need to be out of there."
Aug 13 23:12:39 <Echo> Scott doesn't wait. There's no time. The FLASH comes back out. One rocket goes at the shoreline on the opposite side. The last two go at the tunnel entrance toward the Glow.
Aug 13 23:13:15 <Maddy> Ari's line goes limp
Aug 13 23:13:40 <Dexanote> hhh
Aug 13 23:13:46 <Pemander> "Oh shit!"
Aug 13 23:13:54 <Pemander> "GO FASTER MYRTLE."
Aug 13 23:13:59 <Dexanote> 4df+0 may i roll again ;_:
Aug 13 23:13:59 <CROM> Dexanote: may i roll again ;_:: -1 (4df+0=-, 0, -, +)
Aug 13 23:14:07 <Dexanote> Myr's arm siezes.
Aug 13 23:14:16 <Pemander> Spending AP to declare scene aspect MYRMAID.
Aug 13 23:14:34 <Pemander> Tag that shit. Or something.
Aug 13 23:14:50 <Dexanote> 4df+2 MYRMAID ZOMG
Aug 13 23:14:51 <CROM> Dexanote: MYRMAID ZOMG: 3 (4df+2=+, 0, -, +)
Aug 13 23:14:54 <Maddy> Go for it. Myrtle makes it JUST IN TIME
Aug 13 23:15:11 <Maddy> Standby.
Aug 13 23:15:44 <Dexanote> Myr refuses to drown in a crappy /underwater lake/. If she's going to drown it'll be in the fucking ocean. She wills herself on, scrambling up on shore, stumbling and snatching up her shoes.
Aug 13 23:16:44 <Maddy> There's a soft boom, and a glow like you would not belive as the grenade detonates. As the other rockets hit the hole spilling the creatures forth, the overpressure threatened to pop your eardrums.
Aug 13 23:16:46 <Maddy> Medef
Aug 13 23:17:06 <Pemander> 4df+2 pls no
Aug 13 23:17:07 <CROM> Pemander: pls no: 3 (4df+2=+, +, 0, -)
Aug 13 23:17:11 <Echo> 4df+3 Fuck
Aug 13 23:17:11 <Dexanote> 4df+4 BRAIN POWER
Aug 13 23:17:11 <CROM> Echo: Fuck: 5 (4df+3=+, 0, +, 0)
Aug 13 23:17:12 <CROM> Dexanote: BRAIN POWER: 3 (4df+4=-, 0, 0, 0)
Aug 13 23:18:29 <Maddy> For a moment, all concious thought is pushed from your mind. All that you see is that sick, green glow. All you smell is the odd scent of the tunnels. All you hear…is the song played on the gramaphone in the shack.
Aug 13 23:19:42 <Echo> There's a clatter on the rock as Scott discards the empty launcher, tearing ass back through the tunnel they entered in.
Aug 13 23:19:43 <Maddy> When you all come to your sences, you're fucking soaked, and a little cut up from some bits of rocks. Superficial damage. It's pitch dark. No Glow, no smell, no sound but the rining in your ears.
Aug 13 23:19:49 <Maddy> Hey now no
Aug 13 23:19:54 <Echo> Disregard
Aug 13 23:20:00 <Maddy> Now you can do shit.
Aug 13 23:20:07 <Pemander> Arianna stumbles and falls to her knees, dizzy and nauseous.
Aug 13 23:20:48 <Echo> Scott's halfway through the tunnel before he slows a bit, then stops.
Aug 13 23:22:11 <Dexanote> Myr stumbles and falls on her hands and knees. "… bluh."
Aug 13 23:22:59 <Echo> Skittering?
Aug 13 23:23:03 <Echo> Crawly sounds?
Aug 13 23:23:11 <Maddy> Nothing
Aug 13 23:23:16 <Maddy> Well
Aug 13 23:23:19 <Maddy> dripping
Aug 13 23:23:29 <Maddy> but nothing else.
Aug 13 23:23:31 <Dexanote> "… You think they're all dead?"
Aug 13 23:24:02 <Pemander> Arianna wipes her face and takes out the scrunchie holding her hair back. "I think I'm not sticking around to find out."
Aug 13 23:24:25 <Pemander> She shakily stands and starts limping back toward the entrance.
Aug 13 23:24:39 <Dexanote> Myr braces, turning to sit on the hard rocks and slipping her shoes on. They're dry.
Aug 13 23:24:48 <Dexanote> No wait theyre wet now fuck
Aug 13 23:24:52 <Dexanote> "Uuuugh."
Aug 13 23:24:54 <Maddy> hahaha EVERYTHING IS WET
Aug 13 23:25:04 <Dexanote> She squashes them on. "Ugh."
Aug 13 23:25:17 <Echo> Scott comes back to the others, striking a flare as he walks.
Aug 13 23:25:20 <Dexanote> She pulls herself to her feet and limps after Arianna. "Where the hell was everyone else."
Aug 13 23:25:40 <Maddy> In the room, he can see the middle tunnel they were coming from has been collapsed.
Aug 13 23:26:00 <Echo> He stops at the entrance of the lake chamber.
Aug 13 23:26:02 <Maddy> the other two tunnels are looking pretty shitty but still intact
Aug 13 23:26:06 <Pemander> "Don't know, don't care."
Aug 13 23:26:29 <Echo> "I think I deserve an apology."
Aug 13 23:26:43 <Pemander> "Sorry Scoopdy-poo."
Aug 13 23:26:57 <Echo> "I'm not gonna say I told you so. Cuz I'm not the sorta guy that says I told you so."
Aug 13 23:27:11 <Maddy> But he bloody well did tell you.
Aug 13 23:27:11 <Pemander> "You just said it twice."
Aug 13 23:27:30 <Echo> "No, I was saying I'm not that sort."
Aug 13 23:27:49 <Echo> He kicks the launcher and starts for the surface.
Aug 13 23:27:54 <Pemander> "And you're a damn liar."
Aug 13 23:28:51 <Maddy> The trip back is super uneventful, the glows in the woods are een abcent. You can play it out talking and shit if you want.
Aug 13 23:29:01 <Maddy> But I got nothing more for you.
Aug 13 23:30:14 <Pemander> Arianna sighs and slowly meanders down the dark path.
Aug 13 23:30:26 <Pemander> She's got her flashlight out, of course, making sure she doesn't get lost.
Aug 13 23:30:42 <Dexanote> "Ugh…" Myr wrings out her pantlegs and hair.
Aug 13 23:31:03 <Pemander> "How's the cut?"