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|The Gang of Five | The Land Before Time > Finished RP's > Darwin's Soldiers: Disruptive Selection|
|Posted by: Serris Dec 28 2009, 10:21 PM|
| And so it begins...
This RP takes place about 2 months after the 2nd one. The characters are somewhere in Oregon.
Dr. Zanasiu threw down the newspaper he was reading with disgust. He was sitting on the foot of his bed or more accurately, the pull out sofa bed actually. The headline was "Investigation of Vegas Massacre in Full Swing".
"Something the matter, James?" Zachary asked, his ears swiveling towards James.
"The [censored] Vegas debacle! Not one mention of Dragonstorm but we're consistently referred to as terrorists!"
Zachary sighed and looked around the room. Their weapons were hidden in their van, except for Dr. Bailey's Glock 18 pistol on the desk opposite the two beds. The curtains were drawn, allowing only sliver of light.
|Posted by: Noname Dec 28 2009, 10:44 PM|
| Corporal Stern was also with them. He had been left out of much of the action, but was still angry at how things went down.
"You know, James? That was a disaster. I had no intention of being branded some kinda terrorist. Still, if asked to, I'd do it all again. We gotta remember why we fight."
Stern was eager to get back into the action. He knew little of what the future would hold, but he knew that this business wasn't over yet. It never was for him. "I can't believe this filth. I've read better stuff in the tabloids!"
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Dec 29 2009, 12:32 AM|
| During that time in Utah, the captured Dragonstorm data was continued to be decoded, uncovering secrets of the superweapon projects, and more importantly the loactions of several bases. The main backup base was found somewhere in Oregon, but the primary missions involve an elusive base set in a supertanker in San Diego, which at any time weight anchor and disappear into the Pacific Ocean.
As for the team, there were some drastic changes. Victor Summers, now a Captain, was selected as the new commanding officer of 'Crimson Squad', a team dedicated to the destruction of the Dragonstorm threat. Snow, now deemed a full-fledged citizen, and Aiko, became members in the squad. Professor Josephine "Dr Joe" Smithson was no longer needed in the field, but her scientific expertise puts her in special research into counter-acting the Dragonstorm's superweapons. And experiment X-279, renamed Chase, was put under Dr Joe's protective custody.
New members have been selected from special-ops and other experimental bases similar to Pelvanida. Eron, a Spider Monkey and saboteur. Tank, an Armadillo combat engineering and explosives specialist. Erin Matthews, a special-ops sniper. Mallard, a Duck former experiment and master diver. And Ice, a Wolf experiment with the skills lower temperatures and generate ice.
Crimson Squad's target: the San Diego base, where Dragonstorm's operations could escape into ocean waters, and where a strengthened legion of assassins are commanded by a professional hitman, Ariol...
|Posted by: Serris Dec 29 2009, 12:46 AM|
| Dr. Bailey came into the room with three plastic bags. "Lunch?" he asked.
"Sure, what you got?" Zachary asked.
"Ministrone soup, fish filet sandwiches and some vegan chili."
Dr. Zanasiu sighed. "Corporal, we have no data to go on. All we have are scattered reports of missing outdoorsmen and loggers," he said.
"Remember that Dragonstorm kidnaps its subjects. It is quite possible that the missing people could have been taken by them," Zachary said.
"You also need to keep in mind that logging is not a safe profession by any stretch of the imagination. Not to mention that inexperienced hikers or campers could end up lost in the wilderness," Dr. Bailey replied.
Zachary sighed. "Back to square one," he said.
|Posted by: Nick22 Dec 29 2009, 01:29 AM|
|Aisha sighed as she stirred from her "Bed. which was really the front seat of the truck Alfred the Bison had been driving, pushed down flat. It was like sleeping on a rock. A crumpled copy of today's paper lay at her feet. "Instead of classing Dragonstorm as the terrorists.. WE'RE the terrorists! The ignorance of the mainstream media never ceases to astound" She grumbled as Dr Landon opened the door. They were parked on a little used road in the Oregon wilderness, they had spent the last two months hot on the trail of Dragonstorm, they were getting close, or so she hoped..|
|Posted by: Serris Dec 29 2009, 11:52 AM|
| "Aisha, Dr. Landon, I think it may be best if we stay at the Redwood Inn for a bit. We should really meet up with Dr. Zanasiu and the rest of the group and discuss tactics and share our findings," Alfred said, taking a sip of water. "Erm, what exactly are our findings? Besides the fact that we occasionally see logging trucks pass down this road." he added.
Dr. Bailey continued surfing the Internet for newspaper articles at the same time he was eating a sandwich. He then looked up from the laptop. "There's not one mention of the Dr. Shelton or Dr. Kerzach in any newspaper," he said.
"Makes sense, remember that they were stuck aboard Lab 101," Zachary replied, taking a drink of cola.
"If only there were some data back at Pelvanida to go on,"
Dr. Zanasiu shook his head. "We are under, no circumstances, setting foot in Nevada. Is that clear?"
|Posted by: Nick22 Dec 29 2009, 11:57 AM|
|Our finding are absolutely nothing" aisha said with a trace of bitterness " Dragonstorm has gone to ground..the trail's gone cold. hopefully Zanasiu and his friends have had better luck' she loosened her neck feeling a crackle as the bones reset. "How far is the in from here. Remember our cover story.. Dr Landon is my uncle I'm his niece, and you're our pet bison..' she cracked.|
|Posted by: Serris Dec 29 2009, 12:24 PM|
| "Please, I prefer the term the term 'domestic help'," Alfred said with a grin as he started the engine, "As for the distance, we're looking at an hour or two."
As Alfred turned the truck around and drove back out of the country road; he failed to notice a camera hidden in the canopy of leaves above him.
A few hundred miles away from the camera, Dr. Branston and several technicians was sitting in front of the console in Lab 101. He activated the exterior camera, around him were the Dragonstorm scientists. Most of them had traded their white labcoats for flannel and denim.
Dr. Branston grinned; it really was a stroke of genius to disguise the staff and the lab as a logging camp.
|Posted by: Nick22 Dec 29 2009, 12:27 PM|
| "Ok domestic help it is.. I can survive an hour or so.. " aisha said.
Dr Landon frowned.. "well, we just have to keep searching, we can't go back to Nevada, or our homes at this point.."
|Posted by: Serris Dec 30 2009, 12:21 AM|
| Alfred continued down the road without incident.
An hour later, he arrived at a town called Culeston. The town itself was small but quite lively.
He then pulled up to the Redwood Inn.
"Well, we're here," Alfred said, getting out of the truck.
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Dec 30 2009, 02:04 AM|
| Once briefed on their mission, Vic and his team suited up for battle and loaded into two Cayuse helicopters, backed by four Blackhawks. The copters levitated into the sky and headed west to California...
At the San Diego base, security was beefed up as the final shipment of supplies was being loaded onto the supertanker. As soon as it's finished, the ship will set sail into international waters. There, some interested arms dealers will visit to to look at Dragonstorm's progess and possible "merchantise." Deathwind and the only other functional experiments were held in a series of clear chambers to be watched as displays for the potential customers.
Ariol stands in the bridge overlooking the operation. For two months he recruited as many assassins, hitmen, and mercenaries as possible. With all that happened at Pelvanida by a handful of meddlers, he has no intentions of taking any chances...
|Posted by: StarfallRaptor Dec 31 2009, 06:06 PM|
| From near the San Diego base, a set of six figures watched as the preparations were made. Kagetora set his binoculars down, shaking his head with a sigh.
"It's guarded heavily. We have almost no chance of getting within a hundred yards of that ship..."
He said irately. For months, he, Neku, Cale, Hawkeye, Slash, and Agito had been hunting down and disabling Dragonstorm-related bases, slowly attempting to deconstruct the project. Finding out about a score like this was almost irresistable, and they had traveled to California to attempt to disrupt the shipment.
Cale punched his fist into his open palm.
"Darn. This is too much of a chance to let slip by." He said with a low growl. Neku nodded.
Agito and Slash nodded as well.
"We have to do something."
"All of you, patience. We can't risk causing a scene, or else we'll be hunted down."
He said calmly...
|Posted by: Serris Jan 1 2010, 01:01 AM|
| Alfred went up to the check in desk. "Excuse me, sir but we are here to check in."
The clerk, a grizzled old Couger looked at him, Dr. Landon and Aisha. "All three of you?" he asked.
"Do you all want separate rooms or not?"
Alfred then turned to Aisha and Dr. Landon. "So you all want to share a room with me? It'll be cheaper."
"We need somewhere to start but where?" Dr. Bailey asked.
Dr. Zanasiu shrugged. "I haven't a damned clue. The only people who may even know of anything strange are either loggers, outdoorsmen or law enforcement."
"So that's a valid starting point."
"One problem, we don't know if those people are valid witnesses. In a worst case scenario, they could be Dragonstorm personnel."
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 1 2010, 01:45 AM|
| Soon, Crimson Squad has entered San Diego and neared the base, staying out of visual range.
"What can you see down there?" Vic asked.
Erin was peering down through her rifle scope. "They got snipers across the ship and the pier," she replied. "Maybe some anti-aircraft weapons to add. We can't hit it like this."
"Then we'll have to board by sea. Pilot, land several docks away from here. We'll set up some rubber raider crafts and get on board as soon as they set sail."
The helicopters turned and headed to some secluded docks to land...
|Posted by: StarfallRaptor Jan 1 2010, 12:59 PM|
| Neku turned and looked at the helicopters.
"Guys, we may have just found our chance. C'mon, let's go rendezvous with them. Maybe we can get some help."
He said, and the six ran to where the helicopters were headed...
|Posted by: Noname Jan 1 2010, 01:11 PM|
|"So, is there a way to test if they are real witnesses?" Corporal Stern asked. "A member of Dragonstorm might slip up if we ask them the right thing."|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 1 2010, 03:43 PM|
| "You know Corporal, you have a good idea. Now the only problem how do we ask without giving away our true intentions. As for who will do the asking, you, Cobalt Squad and PFC Reynolds will have to do so as we really have no authority," Dr. Zanasiu said. He was now drinking some hot tea.
"As for what to ask, how about the rules and regulations of logging or fishing. If they screw it up, we can reasonably suspect that they are really not who they claim to be," Dr. Bailey said. He was taking sips of Coke.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 1 2010, 03:47 PM|
| ' sure, we can sghare a room, we need to keep our expemses in check. I've gott a credit card. But My father won't be happy if he gets a huge ceredit card bill, hes my cosigner on my cards.," aisha said. 'Does this place have a pool?' she asked the clerk
If there are only two beds to a room, I'll sleep on the floor' Dr Landon said.
|Posted by: Serris Jan 1 2010, 03:57 PM|
| "We do," the clerk replied. "It is in the back."
"One room for all of us," Alfred said to the clerk.
The clerk rang it up on his register. "That will be $50 per night,"
Alfred stepped back and let Aisha pay.
"Aisha, I'm going to try to get a job with a construction company to see if I can uncover anything," he said.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 1 2010, 06:05 PM|
|"If we are going 'undercover', is there any position I ought to take?" Corporal Stern asked. "I could easily pose as a security guard or a police officer, given the right materials and a bit of practice."|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 1 2010, 11:20 PM|
| "Security guard for a logging company may allow you to gather information and gossip. If my thinking is right, Dragonstorm would be hiding out in the forests of Oregon," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Aren't you guys worried about the possibility of a Dragonstorm raid on us?" Dr. Bailey asked.
"That's why we got you a pistol. And besides, Dragonstorm probably thinks we're dead."
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 1 2010, 11:25 PM|
| They reached the landing zone, but before they landed, Erin catches something in her scope. "Captain, we're being followed."
Vic looked over. "What do you see?"
"I see six figures heading to our position. Shall I pick them off, sir?"
"Shine a light on them first. They may be some anti-Dragonstorm operatives we've ran into before."
All six helicopters, hovering at 50 feet, set off their bright lights at the newcomers...
Snow, who was in another helicopter, gets a very familiar scent in the air. "Could it be...?"
|Posted by: Noname Jan 2 2010, 02:06 AM|
|"Do the parameters of this mission allow me to open fire upon encountering confirmed Dragonstorm personnel? Or do we take them alive?" Corporal Stern asked. He hoped that the answer was the former.|
|Posted by: StarfallRaptor Jan 2 2010, 10:52 AM|
|Neku waved at the helicopters, and then, in a flash of an idea, he drew and activated his prototype saber, the blue glowing blade a familiar sight to any who knew him...|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 2 2010, 08:38 PM|
| "We don't want to blow our cover, Corporal," Dr. Zanasiu replied. "Observing and gathering information will work for now. However, if you can find a way to kill them without raising suspicion, you may do so."
"We want to take at least one alive so we know where everything is," Dr. Bailey added.
Dr. Yuri Kerzach or "Dr. Bradley Gallo" as he was now known, examined his surroundings. He was deep inside the Oregon forests and around him, Dragonstorm's scientists were carrying out their work. Of course, some were assigned to guard the perimeter as well and others were cooking food.
He was carrying a Mossberg 500 shotgun and dressed not in a lab coat but in flannel and denim.
To outside observers, Lab 101 appeared to be doing a forest survey for logging.
At least no one recognizes me. But will James and the rest of the crew recognize me? Speaking of which, where the hell is Shelton? he thought.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 2 2010, 08:45 PM|
|"Understood. I can see that working real well" Corporal Stern replied, with a slightly vicious look on his face. "I'll take one alive, sure. I can't wait to... ask him a few things." The Corporal was as his name suggested, Stern. He would not torture them, but he was not above pulling a few tricks at times. They were in lumber country, after all. A lot of saws. This might help him if he had to frighten them.|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 2 2010, 10:58 PM|
| "I was thinking maybe we comb the countryside and back roads late at night. We're bound to catch something," Dr. Bailey said.
"One problem, we'd look pretty damned sketchy ourselves doing that but we're going nowhere so far so this might be our best bet," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Not like we have a choice," Zachary added.
Dr. Zanasiu shrugged. "All right then. 12 Midnight. Meet by the van. I'll try to see if Alfred, Aisha and Dr. Landon have found anything," he said.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 2 2010, 11:52 PM|
| "Do we have any way of keeping in contact? Dragonstorm will doubtlessly coordinate its efforts if it is active here. We have to do the same." Stern replied.
"Situational awareness" was a cliche, but it was indispensable nonetheless.
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 3 2010, 02:32 AM|
| "One of them just drew a sword," Erin said. "Glowing blue blade..."
"Wait, that's Neku!" Vic was stunned. "They're on our side. We can land now..."
As the helicopters lowered to the ground, Snow could then catch sight of Neku's blue sword and her heart skipped a beat.
The gunships landed nearby the newcomers...
|Posted by: Serris Jan 3 2010, 09:34 PM|
| "We have radios," Dr. Zanasiu said. "At least Zach, Dr. Bailey, Cobalt Squad and myself do,"
"So Aisha, you want to go out for dinner tonight?" Alfred asked as he carried their bags up to their room.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 3 2010, 10:06 PM|
|Sure, and I don't care where we go.. I'm getting tired of potato chips' She made a face. " and If Dr Landon makes me do ONE MORE crossword puzzle I will SCREAM!' she clenched her fists "sorry.. I'm just tired of the same things..|
|Posted by: Noname Jan 3 2010, 10:24 PM|
|"Can our radios be tapped? I don't want any of those scum listening in on me, or any of us." Stern replied. "Do we have secure frequencies?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 3 2010, 10:56 PM|
| Dr. Zanasiu shook his head. "Only Cobalt Squad has secure frequencies," he replied.
Zachary flipped open his cell phone and dialed Alfred's number. "Hey Al, this is Zach. We're going to walk around town later. Want to join us? Meet me in room 261," he said.
Alfred unlocked the door to the room and placed the luggage down. He then turned on the light and sat down at the desk and picked up the guide and looked for places to eat.
Suddenly, his cell phone rang. He fished it out and held it to his ear with one hand
"Hey, Zach, Aisha Doc Landon and myself just arrived at the hotel. Oh about the walk around town? Sure! Just gotta get dinner first." he said. He then hung up and turned to Aisha and Dr. Landon. "Guys, Zach just called me. Cpl. Stern, Dr. Bailey, Dr. Zanasiu and himself are in room 261. They want to do a walk around town and meet up in their room first," he said.
Alfred then continued looking for a place to eat. He finally found one: Zemoth's Vegetarian Cafe. "The cheapest place I found to eat is a vegetarian cafe. Is that all right with everyone?" he asked.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 3 2010, 11:09 PM|
| Alright, lets just hope the food is good" Aisha said ' Do they have a type of pot pie on the menu? I've been craving pot pie for weeks" Aisha said, her mouth beginning to water at the thought of pot pie..
- A walk around town would be great" Dr landon said.
|Posted by: Serris Jan 3 2010, 11:18 PM|
|"Well, let's meet up with James and his group first and see if they want to come with us," Alfred said. "On a side note, we may be able to get some information there," he added.|
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 4 2010, 12:00 AM|
|Very well then" Dr Landon said. the room was small, but it had two beds and small counch, which would serve as his bed for the night " How long are we planning to sty at the hotel, anyway/" he asked out of curiousity.|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 4 2010, 12:11 AM|
| Alfred shrugged. "I think we'll have it serve as a base of operations," he said.
He then went to the bathroom to wash up. A few minutes later, he returned. "I'll wait while you all freshen up," Alfred said,
He then sat on the couch and turned on the TV. The local news was on.
"Police are concerned with the rash of disappearances among outdoorsmen. Though they say the disappearances are not suspicious nor are they related, they are still urging everyone to use caution in the woods," the newscaster said.
|Posted by: StarfallRaptor Jan 4 2010, 09:39 PM|
|Neku walked over to the landing copters, flicking his blade off as he did so. Kagetora, Hawkeye, and Cale were close behind him, each smiling a little.|
|Posted by: Noname Jan 4 2010, 09:50 PM|
|Stern had seen the same report on the TV in their room. "Can you believe this? 'Not suspicious' my a... it's full of crap" The corporal added, politely. "Why would Dragonstorm be out in this remote area, anyway? To steal wood? Chop trees? Hope really hard that we won't find them?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 4 2010, 10:07 PM|
| (OOC - Alfred is not in the same room as Cpl. Stern. However, it can be assumed that Dr. Zanasiu also turned on the TV and is watching the same news report.)
"Remember that we are probably the only people in this town who even know of Dragonstorm," Zachary said.
"Cpl. Stern, we'll need you to gather info on those missing outdoorsmen. They'll probably be vital clues," Dr. Bailey said
|Posted by: Noname Jan 4 2010, 11:10 PM|
| (OOC: I know that, and assumed the same. I mentioned it, but could have been more explicit about it.)
"Understood" Stern replied. "Should anyone accompany me? I am good at interrogations and combat, but my skill with forensics is minimal. Signs obvious to one skilled in that field would fly over my head."
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 4 2010, 11:57 PM|
| The team other than Vic, Aiko, & Snow remained on edge of the newcomers. Snow, however, ran from the chopper to wrap her arms around Neku's neck, her eyes watering up with tears.
"I'm glad you guys are alive," Vic said as he came next. "But I thought you guys would be near Oregon with Dr. Zanasiu."
|Posted by: Serris Jan 5 2010, 01:26 AM|
| "Try asking the local police department," Dr. Zanasiu replied.
"No one here has even a modicum of training in forensics," Dr. Bailey replied.
"It still would be wise to take along someone who can can see in the dark better than a Human. Someone like myself or Alfred," Zachary added.
|Posted by: StarfallRaptor Jan 5 2010, 01:38 AM|
| Neku smiled happily and held Snow close, kissing her deeply on the lips as his eyes shone happily.
Kagetora nodded and walked over to Vic.
"We've been doing strikes against small-scale Dragonstorm bases, actually. And when documents at one of them mentioned this place, we simply couldn't pass it up."
He said, almost teasingly...
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 5 2010, 02:48 AM|
| Vic was a little serious. "We couldn't pass it up, either. We have to destroy it soon, or Dragonstorm could go global, and we'll find their superweapons in full force in the modern battlefield."
While they talked, two inflatible craft were being assembled and neared the water.
Snow returned the kiss lovingly. She then looked up and him, tears have flown down her cheeks. "I hoped you were alive..."
|Posted by: StarfallRaptor Jan 5 2010, 05:32 PM|
| Neku smiled and stroked her cheek, smiling softly.
"I've missed you so much, Snow. Every night I dreamed that I'd wake up next to you..."
He said lovingly, holding her lovingly.
"That's why we have to act. We can't let those Dragonstorm projects get onto the battlefield."
He said bravely.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 5 2010, 06:18 PM|
|"Alright, Zachery. Are you up for some investigating?" Corporal Stern asked, knowing that being able to see in the dark well would be an asset.|
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 6 2010, 01:27 AM|
|Vic nodded. "As soon as we're ready here, we'll board the ship as it begins to leave the harbor. We'll either destroy the ship ourselves or set beacons for any ship or base to destroy it for us. It'll be well guarded, so we can't expect this to be any easier than Pelvanida. You and the others ready to go?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 6 2010, 02:23 AM|
| Several guards were on board the deck of the oil tanker. Most of them carried traditional firearms but a fair number carried heavier ordinance like missile launchers and gauss weapons.
The ship's deck was unremarkable; it looked like an ordinary supertanker, right down to the clusters of oil barrels on the deck.
Only those "oil barrel clusters" were actually hatches that concealed 20 mm autocannons. There were even torpedoes mounted on the ship as well as anti ship missiles underneath false panels.
A knock was heard on Dr. Zanasiu's door. He opened it and found Cobalt Leader standing there.
"Come in," Dr. Zanasiu said,
Cobalt Leader did so and Dr. Zanasiu closed and bolted the door behind him.
"James, your suspicions are correct; there is a Dragonstorm presence in this area as confirmed by PFC Reynolds. However, that was all he was able to tell us," Cobalt Leader said.
"Do you mind if we 'borrow' one of your soldiers for night recon mission?" Zachary asked.
"Not at all. In fact, I would be honored to join you. Two of my men, Sgt. Larry Masters and Spc. Mitchell Crota will prove to be most helpful," Cobalt Leader replied.
"How so, besides the firepower addition?"
"Sgt. Masters and Spc. Crota are both Pit Vipers, a Bushmaster and a Rattlesnake respectively. They have the ability to 'see' heat,"
Zachary nodded and turned to Cpl. Stern. "Corporal," he said, "what is your opinion on these two joining us?"
|Posted by: Noname Jan 6 2010, 02:29 AM|
|"I'm all for it, seeing as we need all the help we can get. I'm not biased against anyone because of their... well... I'm not sure how to say it, but if they are trustworthy and willing to fight alongside us, I say we welcome them in." Corporal Stern replied.|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 6 2010, 05:34 PM|
| Alfred was watching the news as he waited for Aisha and Dr. Landon to freshen up.
"Aisha! Dr. Landon! I'll be back in a few minutes! I'm going to talk to James and his group. You know where to find me, Room 261," he said.
Alfred then picked up the room key and exited into the hallway. The hallway itself was covered in a bland forest green carpet and walls. He then made his way down to room 261 and knocked on the door.
Zachary opened the door. "Nice to see you, Al. Where's the rest of your group?" he asked. He then ushered Alfred into the room.
Alfred then sat on on the couch. "They're washing up, I told them where they could find me if they needed me but I recommend we wait for them before we head out for dinner,"
"And the other 'activities'," Dr. Zanasiu added.
"That too," Alfred replied. He knew full well what the "other activities" were.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 6 2010, 09:12 PM|
|Aishsa was the first to exit, a few minutes after Alfred left. Dr Landon came out two minutes after Aisha and they headed out of the room and headed down to 261. aisha knocked on the door."its us" she called out.|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 6 2010, 10:55 PM|
| Dr. Zanasiu looked into the peephole. He then let Aisha and Dr. Landon in.
"Ah, so you guys ready to head out for dinner?" Dr. Zanasiu asked.
"Don't forget that Sgt. Masters and Spc. Crota will be joining us for a recon mission," Zachary added.
"Ah yes, the two Pit Vipers. They'll prove to be quite helpful,"
Alfred nodded. "I'm getting hungry. Let's say we head out?"
Dr. Bailey nodded and got up from the chair to leave the room. Zachary, Dr. Zanasiu and Alfred followed him.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 6 2010, 11:15 PM|
|' Yes, I'm starved" aisha said. " Recon work will be fine, we can't just let Dragonstorm disappear..' Dr Landon followed Alfred at a close pace, while Aisha followed Dr Bailey|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 7 2010, 01:41 AM|
| The group then entered the lobby. There a Golden Retriever family was checking in and a Great Blue Heron was asking about places to eat. Several other guests were using the public computer terminals
The members of Cobalt Squad were scattered around the lobby. Cobalt Leader was sitting on a couch and reading the newspaper. He then turned his head at the group who was approaching.
"Group, this is Spc. Mitchell Crota," Cobalt Leader said.
Spc. Crota, an anthropomorphic Rattlesnake who was coiled up on the couch next to Cobalt Leader shook hands with Dr. Zanasiu. Spc. Crota had arms but no legs.
"Pleasure to meet you Dr. Zanasiu," Spc. Crota said.
"And I you," Dr. Zanasiu replied.
Sgt. Larry Masters, an anthropomorphic Bushmaster flicked his tongue in and out. Like Spc. Crota, he had arms but no legs. He then turned to Dr. Zanasiu. "I am Sgt. Larry Masters," he said.
"Pleasure to meet you too,"
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters slid off the couch and slithered out of the door with Dr. Zanasiu and the rest of the group following. A few of the locals visibly recoiled at the serpentine soldiers.
They then stopped at the van for Cobalt Squad.
"Should we take this single vehicle or shall we split up?" Alfred asked.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 8 2010, 10:14 PM|
|Single vehicle will be fine " Aisha replied, climbing into the back seat and settling in against the Window. Dr Landon took the other Window seat and buckled himself in " Howw far away is this resteraunt?' he asked..|
|Posted by: Noname Jan 9 2010, 12:37 AM|
|"Where exactly are we going?" Cprl Stern inquired. "Is it far?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 9 2010, 03:36 AM|
| "Not far," Alfred said. He got into the driver's seat.
The rest of Cobalt Squad got in. Cobalt Leader and another soldier got the middle row. Sgt. Masters and Spc. Crota coiled themselves up in back row.
Dr. Zanasiu sat in the front passenger seat and buckled himself in. Zachary sat next to the two Pit Viper soldiers.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 9 2010, 03:46 PM|
|So what will this recon work involve? have you gotten any intel on where Dragonstorm might be?" Aisha asked , out of curiousity more than anything..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 9 2010, 09:48 PM|
| "We really have no idea but the fact that people are disappearing in the woods gives us a rough idea of where to start," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"One other thing, sorry for not telling you this earlier, but when Sgt. Masters and I decided to go to a bar yesterday, we struck up a conversation with this big Shire draft horse. Aside from the usual banter we found something interesting: several new logging companies have arrived here recently. And he gave us the name of one of them: Nemus Forestry." Spc. Crota said.
"What was his name?" Zachary asked.
"He said his name was Mark Diament but he never said anything else."
"Do you have any information on Nemus Forestry?" Dr. Zanasiu asked.
"As a matter of fact, we do," Spc. Crota said. He pulled out a folded up piece of paper from his pocket.
Dr. Zanasiu took the piece of paper and unfolded it. It had a map showing some of the logging roads and encampments. The words "Property of Nemus Forestry: For Internal Use Only" was printed in red letters on the top. "What's this about?" he asked.
"Mr. Diament dropped this as he was leaving. We meant to return it but we lost sight of him."
Dr. Zanasiu passed the map to Alfred. "Al, keep that handy," he said.
Alfred nodded and stuck it in the change drawer, which was full of coins. "All right, we have found a place to investigate," he said. "It is Nemus Forestry's logging camp,"
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 9 2010, 11:05 PM|
|Interesting..' Dr Landon mused " Do you think.. possibly that dragonstorm might be posing as a logging company.. Frankly Nothing really would surprise me given what we know about them.. They know we're after them, so they have hidden themselves away..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 9 2010, 11:43 PM|
| (OOC - It was mentioned in the discussion that Cobalt Squad, Cobalt Leader and a certain new character can be controlled by anyone as long as continuity is maintained.)
"What else could they pose as?" Alfred said.
"Uh guys, I think that map may have been stolen," Dr. Zanasiu said.
Zachary shrugged. "So what? We've broken quite a few laws chasing Dragonstorm?"
"True, but shouldn't we try to avoid breaking laws when possible?"
"You think legal action will work with these [censored]s!?"
Alfred said nothing but started the engine and prepared to head out.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 9 2010, 11:55 PM|
|Two wrongs don't make a right' Aisha replied. " we're already being portrayed as the bad guys by the idiots in the national media, we have to try, as much as possible, not to feed into that negative portrayal. Sometimes, we may have to bend the rules, but only as a last resorts. We're not dragonstorm.. lets keep it that way.."|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 10 2010, 01:11 AM|
| The van was now on its way to Zemoth's Vegetarian Cafe. The streets were not brightly lit but the van's powerful headlights provided ample illumination in the front.
"Aisha's right. We can't simply go raid every logging camp in Culeston. That's not how we operate. Yes, we're technically vigilantes, but let's be honorable vigilantes," Dr. Zanasiu said.
Spc. Crota closed his eyes, raised his head from the seat and looked out the back window. "There's someone following us," he said.
"I don't see anyone," Alfred said.
"You forget that I can sense heat. It looks like an ordinary car but there's only one driver," he said.
"Could it be Dragonstorm?" Dr. Zanasiu asked.
"Could be but we don't know. It could just be a guy who happens to be going to the same place that we are," Zachary said.
"So what's the plan?"
Cobalt Leader spoke up. "We stay in the vehicle until the person behind us exits their vehicle. Once they do so, we watch to see if they enter the resturaunt. If they do, we can safely assume that they are a civilian who happens to be heading to the same resturaunt as we are. If they do not exit after 10 minutes, then we leave the resturaunt. If they exit and loiter for an unreasonable time, we leave. Sound good?" he said.
Alfred continued driving down the road.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 10 2010, 01:16 AM|
|sounds good to me..'Aisha said..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 10 2010, 03:11 AM|
| Several minutes passed and the vehicle still continued following them.
Soon, they arrived at Zemoth's. It was located in the shopping area of Culeston and was very well lit. The place was filled with people either shopping or having dinner.
Alfred parked the van and killed the engine. The clock on the van read 8:45 PM.
Spc. Crota noticed the vehicle following them had pulled into a parking space quite far from them and the driver, an Iguana exited the vehicle and headed into the resturaunt.
"Guys, the driver just entered the resturaunt; we're safe," Spc. Crota said.
Alfred opened the door and Dr. Zanasiu, Dr. Bailey and Zachary all got out of the vehicle. Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters were the last to exit.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 10 2010, 04:02 AM|
|"I don't like the looks of this" Corporal Stern told the others. "Dragonstorm is a canny foe. I don't believe they didn't count on us following them to Oregon. I wouldn't be surprised if they were watching us now."|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 10 2010, 06:07 PM|
| Dr. Zanasiu entered the restraunt. It was very crowded inside.
"Table for 12," he said.
"You will have to wait a moment," the server said. He was a dark furred Thoroughbred.
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters slithered onto a bench and coiled themselves up. Several guests nearby paid no heed to them.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 10 2010, 06:21 PM|
|Well, its not as if we haven't made our intentions jknown to them, that whole Vegas fiasco was because of our chasing them" aisha said..|
|Posted by: Noname Jan 10 2010, 09:17 PM|
| Stern sat down at the table with the rest. He was not used to this, eating in such a public, unofficial place, so very different from the mess halls...
"We might be listened to, so we need to keep talk about sensitive topics to a minimum." He told the rest of them.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 11 2010, 12:34 AM|
|'good point. So what looks good on the menu?' Aisha asked ' We could start with an appetizer or two.." Dr Landon said peering over his menu|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 11 2010, 01:02 AM|
| The server handed everyone a menu. The server was a dark skinned Human who appeared to be Cpl. Stern's age.
"Good evening, my name is Jack and I'll be your server tonight. What would you like to drink?" he said.
"Water," Alfred said.
"Iced tea, unsweetened," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Sprite," Zachary replied.
"Coke," Dr. Bailey replied.
"Water for all of us," Cobalt Leader said, gesturing to Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters and the two other soldiers with them.
Jack wrote down all the orders. He then turned to the others at the table. "And your orders?" he asked.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 11 2010, 01:11 AM|
|I'll have a Sprite" aisha said "I'll have a coke myself " Dr landon said " what is the special for tonight? He asked Jack|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 11 2010, 01:34 AM|
|"The special is our mushroom pasta," Jack replied as he was taking down the orders.|
|Posted by: StarfallRaptor Jan 11 2010, 12:12 PM|
| Hawkeye nodded in response to Vic's question.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 11 2010, 10:04 PM|
| Do you have ravioli" Aisha asked " If you do I'll have that .
'I'll have the pasta " Dr landon said placing his order
|Posted by: Serris Jan 11 2010, 11:10 PM|
| "Yes, we have mushroom, four cheese and spinich raveoli." Jack said. He then wrote down the order for Aisha.
"I'll have the vegetarian chili," Alfred said.
"We're fine," Sgt. Masters and Spc. Crota said.
"Mushroom pasta," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Chickpea curry," Zachary said.
"Vegetable stew," Cobalt Leader said.
"Okra curry," Dr, Bailey said.
Jack took down all the orders and waited for Dr. Landon to order.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 11 2010, 11:13 PM|
|I'll have the 4 chese thanks " aisha said handing her menu in.. how long before the food is ready?' she asked..|
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 12 2010, 02:28 AM|
| Vic nodded.
The Rubber Raider Crafts were set and being pushed into the water. Combat vests were being passed to the newcomers.
Ice jumped back into one of the Cayuse, and the helicopter lifted off again to the bay.
"Everyone mount up!" Vic called. "As soon as the tanker base starts to leave, we wait for Ice to open up a window for us!"
A trenchcoated hitman meets Ariol on the bridge. "The supplies have been loaded for the voyage. We are ready to depart."
"Get ready to ship out," Ariol replied. "The sooner we disappear into the ocean the better..."
|Posted by: Noname Jan 12 2010, 03:35 AM|
|"I'll have a cheese pizza" Corporal Stern told the waiter. He didn't trust this Jack, then again, Stern didn't trust the mailman, fireman, or the weatherman, so he really didn't trust some guy handling pizzas. Then again, Stern was perhaps a bit paranoid.|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 13 2010, 12:51 AM|
| Jack took down all the orders. "Your orders will be out in 10 minutes or so," he said.
He then left the table.
Dr. Zanasiu got up to go to the bathroom. There, he used the facilities and washed his hands and face. As he turned to exit, a burly Iguana came in.
The Iguana turned to Dr. Zanasiu. "Are you James Zanasiu?" he asked.
Dr. Zanasiu's heart beat faster. "No," he replied.
The Iguana shrugged. "Oh well, you looked almost like him. Pity, he went missing after the Pelvanida Massacre and I wanted to congratulate him on his heroic actions,"
"Wait, are you Neville Ivers? Head of Pelvanida Security?"
The Iguana nodded. "I am indeed. So you are Dr. Zanasiu?"
"Can't tell you yet but meet by the white van after dinner," Dr. Zanasiu replied.
The Iguana then headed into the stall as Dr. Zanasiu left.
When Dr. Zanasiu arrived back at the table, all the drinks were already on the table and Cobalt Leader was eating his stew.
"You got lost?" Zachary asked.
"Met someone I know," Dr. Zanasiu replied. He then lowered his voice. "It's Neville Ivers, former head of Pelvanida security."
"Can we trust him?" Spc. Crota asked.
"We can, he fought alongside us during the attacks," Dr. Zanasiu replied in a low voice.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 14 2010, 12:08 AM|
|well, one can never tell when dealing in matters like these, but if you trust him thats goofd enough for me.." aisha said, while waiting for their meals " did he say what he has been doing the last few months? or did he not say?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 14 2010, 12:50 AM|
| "No. He just told us to meet him by our van," Dr. Zanasiu said.
At this point, the waiters arrived with their food and began serving them.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 14 2010, 01:22 AM|
|Aisha grinned as the 4 cheee ravioli was laid in front of her. the pieces were huge and covered in a thin layer of cheese..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 15 2010, 12:20 AM|
| Alfred broke off the piece of bread, dipped it into his chili and ate it.
Dr. Zanasiu sprinkled some garlic powder and Parmason cheese on his pasta and began eating.
Zachary stirred his chickpea curry as he waited for it to cool.
Dr. Bailey was eating his okra curry with relish.
The other two Cobalt Squad members slowly ate their meals, mushroom pasta and three cheese ravioli respectively.
"Aren't you two hungry?" Zachary asked the two Pit Viper soldiers.
"Nope. Being Snakes we usually get by on one meal a day," Spc. Crota replied. He then drank some of the water.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 15 2010, 02:09 AM|
|Stern ate his pizza, looking rather suspicious at it the whole time. No, he didn't think the cheese was poisoned, but maybe it was a little stale. Hmm. Not the biggest problem to worry about, given the situation with Dragonstorm, and yet, even Coproral Stern could not help but think that a pizza should be better than this.|
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 16 2010, 12:39 AM|
|Dr landon sipped at his soup which was quite good.. with vegetables mixed in with the mushrooms..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 16 2010, 01:19 AM|
| (OOC - minor detail but Zemoth's is a VEGETARIAN cafe.)
Zachary was eating his curry. "So what are we going to do a "
Sgt. Masters slithered off his seat and headed to the bathroom.
Spc. Crota kept an eye out for danger.
Alfred had finished his chili and was drinking his third glass of water.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 16 2010, 01:23 AM|
| Sorry (edited previous post)
Aisha worked on her ravioli, savoring each bite and swallowing a sip of her Sprite as she moved along.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 16 2010, 01:36 AM|
| Stern finished his pizza. He was sitting near the Pit Vipers, not at all unnerved by them
"So, Vipers. I understand that you can sense motion and heat differently than humans can. Does it works like a real snake's senses?" He asked.
|Posted by: Serris Jan 16 2010, 02:47 AM|
| "We can see heat in the same manner as a thermographic camera. However, we must close our eyes to do so," Spc. Crota replied.
Sgt. Masters returned to the table.
The captain of the Dragonstorm ship received word of Ariol's announcement.
"All personnel standby. We will be leaving in 30 minutes," he said into the intercom.
He flicked on the heaters for the heavy fuel oil and waited for the light that signaled that the oil was thinned enough for the massive main engines to burn.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 19 2010, 11:52 PM|
|Aisha finished her ravioli about ten minutes later. " anyone felse fancy dessert? I know I do" She grinned, trying to make light conversation.|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 20 2010, 02:23 AM|
| Alfred, Dr. Bailey, Dr. Zanasiu, Zachary and Cobalt Squad had finished their meals.
"Dessert sounds fine," Alfred said, sipping from a glass of water.
Sgt. Masters pulled out a pack of cigarettes and a lighter. "Anybody mind if I smoke?"
"I do," Zachary said.
Sgt. Masters stuck the pack of cigarettes and the lighter back into his pocket. He then slithered out the front door.
The front of the cafe was filled with smokers. Sgt. Masters lit a cigarette as he stood by the front door. Next to him, a Human tossed his cigarette butt into the ash tray.
As he was smoking he noticed someone trying to break into his white van. He drew his pistol and aimed it at the thief.
"Get away from the van and keep your hands where I can see them!" he ordered.
The thief did as he was told and Sgt. Masters went up to the thief and trained his pistol on the thief.
"Get on the ground!" Sgt. Masters ordered.
The thief did as he was told.
A Dobermann customer outside the cafe noticed the situation.
"Call 911!" Sgt. Masters barked.
The Dobermann whipped out her cell phone and did as she was told.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 20 2010, 02:36 AM|
|What is the dessert special for today? aisha asked Jack. ' what can you recommend?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 23 2010, 02:32 PM|
| "We've got cheesecake - plain and cherry -, ice cream -soy and regular-, along with cocktails. Today's special is the black forest chocolate cake," Jack replied.
"I'll have the black forest chocolate cake," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"I'll-" Dr. Bailey began but he was cut off by the sound of sirens.
"What the hell happened?" Zachary asked out loud.
Spc. Crota turned around and noticed a police car, lights and sirens going outside the cafe.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 23 2010, 04:08 PM|
| Corporal Stern leaped into action, probably overreacting. Bursting out of the restaurant, he found three blue-colored police cars heading over to the eating establishment. All three of them parked, and six officers exited the cars.
"What's going on, officers?" Stern asked them.
"There have been reports of unusual events in the area..." one of the officers started to explain...
|Posted by: Serris Jan 23 2010, 08:02 PM|
| Spc. Crota followed Cpl Stern. There a police officer was interviewing Sgt. Masters and two other police officers were detaining the suspected thief. Another officer was interviewing the Dobermann.
"And that's when I drew my pistol and ordered the thief on the ground," Sgt. Masters said.
"So Mr. Masters, you went out to have a smoke and you spotted the suspect attempting to break into your white van?" the police officer asked.
"It's Sgt. Masters. But in any case, that is correct. I then drew my pistol and ordered him to lie on the ground. I then ordered someone to call 911, " Sgt. Masters corrected.
Dr. Bailey got up but Alfred held him back. "Relax, the police have got this under control," he said.
"Something feels strange about this situation," Cobalt Leader said. He was sipping his glass of water.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 24 2010, 12:30 AM|
| yeah.. I'm getting weird voibe as well "Aisha said before turning back to Jack the waiter "I'll have the Black Forest chocolate cake as well
_ make that three orders of the black Forest cake' Dr landon said..
|Posted by: Serris Jan 24 2010, 12:34 AM|
| "I'm full," Zachary replied.
"I'll take the soy ice cream - chocolate," Alfred said.
"Strawberry Italian ice" Dr. Bailey said.
"Lemon Italian ice," Cobalt Leader said.
Dr. Zanasiu turned around and noticed the police cars outside the cafe. "Aisha," he whispered, "something's up we'd better finish up eating and get out. There's cops here,"
"Speaking of strange, where the hell is Sgt. Masters?" a Cobalt soldier asked.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 24 2010, 01:20 AM|
| We'll have them packaged to go then, we should get moving " dr Landon replied.
_ Aisha nodded " We'll like our desert to go please.. we 're in a bit of hurry to get back oand watch the big game thats oion tonight' aisha said. in truth, she wasn't a huge sports nut, but she knew many americans weere
|Posted by: Serris Jan 24 2010, 02:19 AM|
| "Sure thing," Jack replied.
In a few minutes, he returned with the boxes of dessert.
At this point Sgt. Masters returned.
"Sgt. Masters, what the hell happened out there?" Cobalt Leader demanded.
"I caught some [censored] trying to break into our van,"
"In any case, we're heading back to the hotel," Dr. Zanasiu said.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 24 2010, 03:09 AM|
| Best head to the hotel' aisha said taking the styrofoam package containing her cake and started carrying it towards the door
_ i'll cover the bill' Dr Landon offered " Do you accept Visa?"
|Posted by: Serris Jan 24 2010, 11:26 PM|
| "We do," Jack replied.
Alfred picked up the package containing his ice cream with Dr. Bailey and Cobalt Leader's packages of Italian ice.
Dr. Zanasiu carried out his package with the chocolate cake.
Zachary got to his feet and headed out the door.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 25 2010, 05:38 PM|
|Corporal Stern was with the rest of the group, a bit mystified at all the "normal" activity he found in his allies. "Are we just pretending to be more interested in eating and buying Italian ice cream than opposing Dragonstorm, or is this really the case?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 25 2010, 07:28 PM|
| "I just caught a common car thief," Sgt. Masters replied. A cigarette butt dangled from the corner of his mouth. He dropped the smoldering butt and slithered over it, his weight and the rubberized gripping treads of the lower part of his uniform extinguishing it.
"Well, let's go on our night tour shall we?" Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Mind if I come along?" Neville asked. He was leaning against a lamppost near the van.
"Sure Mr. Ivers." Dr. Zanasiu then turned to the group. "Everyone, I would like you to meet Neville Ivers, former head of Pelvanida security,"
Meanwhile, the Dobermann woman who had previously called 911 was writing everything down on a notepad. She was sitting alone on a bench.
She then returned to her car, a late model luxury sedan with heavily tinted windows.
There, she removed her jacket and wiped her face. It was then revealed that the "Dobermann woman" was really a male German Shepherd.
He then drove out of the parking lot.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 25 2010, 08:41 PM|
|we're trying to not draw attention to ourselves, after all we are wanted by several police departments in Nevada' Aisha said " so we have to to do SOME fitting in|
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 25 2010, 11:50 PM|
| (OOC: While I'm still waiting for Starfall Raptor, I'll get the ship version of the RP going.)
The ship lets off three long whistles, as people on the docks immediately untied the ship and set her free. The ship fires up and very slowly begins to pull from the pier...
Just beyond sight of the ship, Ice was quickly conjuring a thick fog with his breath from flying very low in the fast and quiet Cayuse...
The rest of the team piled into the water crafts and begin to pull away from their docks. They kept very low to minimize their size and used the lights from the city to distort their shape from the tanker. The mission has started...
|Posted by: Serris Jan 26 2010, 01:20 AM|
| Dr. Zanasiu got into the driver's seat.
Neville got into back with Cobalt Squad, Alfred, and Dr. Bailey. Zachary got into the front passenger seat.
"Aisha, we'll need to place our stuff back in our rooms.
The German Shepherd spy radioed his findings to Dr. Branston. He was in a grocery store parking lot across the street from the Redwood Inn. Two other cars with Dragonstorm personnel were in the parking lot as well. Some shoppers filed in and out of the store.
Two other cars with Dragonstorm personnal sat in
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 26 2010, 02:42 PM|
|Alright" aisha said as she and Dr Landon climbed in. " Lets go and do that.. then we'll begin our recon work..|
|Posted by: Noname Jan 26 2010, 09:12 PM|
|"You need me to go into the back woods?" Corporal Stern asked, not sure if this was the case. "We are going under disguised identities, right?"|
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 26 2010, 11:19 PM|
|Yes, Corp. Stern' Aisha repled. " thats why its called recon. Spying is another term, but I prefer recon..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 27 2010, 02:13 AM|
| "We'll need that," Dr. Zanasiu said. He then started the engine and pulled out of the parking lot at Zemoth's. Soon he was on the main highway back to the Redwood Inn.
"Uh, will we need to be armed?" Neville asked.
"Yeah, but not too heavily. Cobalt Squad and Cpl. Stern will keep their weapons but everyone else will carry only pistols if they have them," Zachary replied.
"Nev, you can have my pistol," Dr. Bailey replied.
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters were coiled up and sleep in the back.
|Posted by: Noname Jan 27 2010, 02:45 AM|
|"Understood." The corporal replied. "We will be allowed to retain our sidearms while going undercover?"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 27 2010, 01:11 PM|
| "Cobalt Squad and Cpl. Stern can keep their rifles or shotguns," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"How can we disguise ourselves?" Alfred asked. "It's not like we can pull a logging camp out of our ass."
|Posted by: Noname Jan 27 2010, 03:31 PM|
|"Do we have any disguises available?" Stern asked. "I don't exactly look like a lumberjack here."|
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 27 2010, 09:05 PM|
|Nor Do I. i don't think any of us look like lumberjacks or loggers.. disguises will be a problem..|
|Posted by: Noname Jan 27 2010, 09:18 PM|
|"As I said before, I could pass as a security guard." Stern told the others. "I don't think security guards carry around assault rifles, though."|
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 27 2010, 09:33 PM|
|Keep your weapon hidden.. So thats one of us who can pass off as security otr a worker..." Dr Landon mused.|
|Posted by: Noname Jan 27 2010, 10:21 PM|
|"I should use a smaller firearm for this purpose" Stern conceded. "I have a handgun in a leg holster. I guess I'll move that to a side holder for now,"|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 27 2010, 11:34 PM|
| "I've seen security guards carry shotguns," Zachary replied. "Granted, they were guarding a fusion power plant."
"We're here," Dr. Zanasiu said. He then pulled into the parking lot and got out.
Zachary, Alfred, Dr. Bailey and Cobalt Squad followed him into the lobby. There, a family of Javelinas were checking in. Several other tourists were sitting on the couch.
Alfred grabbed a banana sitting in a fruit bowl.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 27 2010, 11:36 PM|
|Aisha grabbed an apple, and started muching " at least this is real fruit and not wax" She grinned. "Yeah that would not taste good' Dr Landon grinned..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 28 2010, 12:37 AM|
| Alfred peeled the banana and ate it in only two bites.
Zachary grabbed an apple, wiped it off and took a bite out of it.
"Uh, the ice cream's gonna melt," Dr. Bailey said.
"Yeah, we'll head to my room and discuss this night's trip," Dr. Zanasiu said. He then went over to the elevators and pressed the button on it.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 28 2010, 03:27 PM|
|the elevator opened anfd Aisha and Dr landon entered it, waiting for the others to enter|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 28 2010, 07:33 PM|
| Cobalt Squad, Alfred, Zachary, Dr. Bailey and Dr. Zanasiu entered the elevator. Surprisingly the elevator was large enough to hold all of them and then some.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 28 2010, 10:27 PM|
|the elevator closed and the elevator began to rise.. " We'd best be on our guard|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 28 2010, 10:31 PM|
| Luckily there was no one else in the elevator with them.
In a few moments the elevator reached the floor where Dr. Zanasiu's room was located.
Dr. Zanasiu unlocked the door and Zachary, Dr. Bailey and Cobalt Squad filed in.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 28 2010, 10:33 PM|
|Aisha and Dr Landon follwed a second after " So whats the plan? when exactly are we doing this recon?' aisha asked the others were starting to pull out maps ...|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 28 2010, 10:47 PM|
| Dr. Zanasiu closed the door. All of the food had been somehow shoved into the small refrigerator.
"What we are planning to do is explore Nemus Forestry's logging camp," Cobalt Leader said. he then motioned for everyone to gather around a table that had the map that Spc. Crota picked up.
"So what exactly will we do there?" Zachary asked.
"We will find evidence of Dragonstorm and document it. Once we have enough evidence, we will strike and destroy the camp. However, accumulating enough evidence could take a while."
"So how can we disguise ourselves?" Dr. Bailey asked.
"Zachary and I can disguise themselves as loggers. The rest can go as either surveyors or guards, I guess," Alfred said.
"Good thinking Alfred!" Cobalt Leader said.
"Um, what happens if Nemus Forestry is legit company?" Dr. Zanasiu asked.
"In that case, we will try to make an excuse that we got lost or we went out searching for a lost friend."
"Okay anybody else have input?" Alfred asked.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 28 2010, 10:53 PM|
|well If we do damage to it, and its legit we';ll have a lawsuit on our hands " aisha reminded them " We're talking millions here guy, abd I don't have that kind of cash handy, so we have to be very very careful, to make sure this is a Dragonstorm front..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 28 2010, 11:31 PM|
| "Aisha's got a point. We got away with wrecking Pelvanida because they wanted to keep everything a secret. If we wreck a logging camp and slaughter the loggers. Well, the fallout from that will make Pelvanida look like nothing," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Which is why we are investigating only and not taking action yet," Cobalt Leader said.
"What's the protocol for use of force?" Spc. Crota asked.
"Use lethal force only if you are immediate fear of your life." Cobalt Leader looked at Sgt. Masters and Spc. Crota. "And remember, your fangs are considered lethal force."
"So we heading out soon?" Zachary asked.
"We need a vehicle that could reasonably pose as a vehicle that loggers would use. Our white van ain't gonna cut it!" Alfred said.
"Wait, what about your pickup truck?" Cobalt Leader asked.
"The truck seats 5. Additional members may ride in the bed but I wanted to make it look like a legit work vehicle so there are some tools like shovels, axes and stuff in the bed."
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 28 2010, 11:45 PM|
| By the time the tanker pulled from the harbor, the ship has plunged through a freak fog in which their vision is greatly impaired. The ship was forced to let its horn blow at regular intervals to warn other ships in the vicinity. The two small boats have already reached the steep sides of the massive supertanker and have waited until Ice dove into the water from the Cayuse and was quickly picked up by Mallard.
Setting behind the bridge, the teams shot hooks up to the deck, and climbed up one by one. Some guards stood watch in the areas, and one only was able to spot one of the hooks before he was killed by Erin's silenced sniper rifle.
Within moments, the team was on board and quickly found their way down a series of ladders to the propellor shafts...
Deathwind, who was in meditation, awoke to look around his glass chamber. Scientists and guards walked down the corridor, none of which noticed his reaction. Something was amiss... Something familiar...
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 28 2010, 11:46 PM|
|so only a few of us can go on the mission then. unless you guys can get another truck' Dr Landon said. " I could pose as medica l personnel, I know loggers can get very bad injuries.."|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 29 2010, 12:23 AM|
| "We don't have time to get another truck," Cobalt Leader said.
"I'll stay behind," Dr. Bailey said.
"Cpl. Stern, Spc. Crota and Sgt,. Masters will need to come as well. Zachary and Alfred will also need to be present. I along with the other two members of my squad will need to stay behind as we cannot fit in the truck."
"Sir, if I may, Spc. Crota and myself will ride in the bed. If we do this right, we may look like a pile of cables to a casual observer," Sgt. Masters said.
"I'll stay behind," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Okay, let's rock and roll!" Alfred said.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 29 2010, 12:28 AM|
|I'm coming along.. I assume we have fake names ready at hand " aisha asked.. "its always good to have names handy.. Sandy Brown, I'll go as that..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 29 2010, 12:41 AM|
| "'Calvin Krebs'," Zachary said.
"'Johnson Pholidus'," Spc. Crota said.
"'James Miardian'," Sgt. Masters said.
"'Aaron Bosa'," Alfred said.
"Okay, Krebs, Pholidus, and Bosa, we're ready to head out," Miardian (Sgt. Masters) said.
"We'll need to wait for Cpl. Stern," Aaron (Alfred) said.
"When can we expect you back?" Dr. Zanasiu asked. He looked at the clock. "It's like 1:30 AM now," he said.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 29 2010, 01:08 AM|
|i don't know "Sandy" replied "It could be several hours..|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 30 2010, 01:24 AM|
| "Stay safe," Dr. Zanasiu said.
"Cpl. Stern, we'll meet you by the truck," Miardian (Sgt. Masters) said.
He then opened the door and slithered out into the hallway.
Dr. Zanasiu went into the bathroom with a set of new clothing to take a shower and prepare for bed.
Neville was watching an action thriller on the TV.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 30 2010, 01:33 AM|
|aisha went to her room to change to something more appropriate for logging.. dr landon grabbed a fake id and filled out a name 'dr lawrence' would be his cover name.|
|Posted by: Serris Jan 30 2010, 02:10 AM|
| Alfred headed back to the room that Dr. Landon, he and Aisha shared.
When he got there, he looked in the mirror. His blue jeans and flannel shirt made him look like a logger. Even through his clothing, his powerful muscles were apparent. He decided to flex in front of the mirror as a joke to ease his nervousness.
Zachary had stripped down to his underwear and was currently donning some blue jeans. Zachary did in fact have muscles were clearly visible but as side effect of not working out very often, they were nowhere as defined nor as powerful as Alfred's. He was looking through his suitcase for clothing that would fit a logger.
"Zach," Dr. Bailey said, looking up from his magazine, "put a shirt on!"
Zachary finally pulled out a large red flannel shirt. "Well, this will do for now," he said, donning it.
|Posted by: Nick22 Jan 30 2010, 02:18 AM|
|aisha and Dr Landon soon headed out in their disguises " Are you guys almost ready she caled out.. " time is ticking away.."|
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 30 2010, 02:41 AM|
| The first thing the team did as they entered the propeller driveshaft rooms was placing a large set of explosives next to the driveshafts, but it was not set on...yet.
(OOC: I'm still not sure when Starfall will be back.)
|Posted by: Serris Jan 30 2010, 02:49 AM|
| Inside the supertanker's massive hull were a network of laboratories and cryogenic chambers. The sterile stainless steel halls were modeled after Pelvanida. But the engine room looked like the one inside any other ship, hot, humid and potentially dangerous.
"Hey! Who are those people?" a Wolverine guard asked. He pointed a group who recently climbed down the ladders.
The squad leader, a Human whose face looked like it was carved from solid granite radioed the captain.
"Damned fog!" the captain shouted. He was a lean Otter wearing traditional captain's outfit, but a holster near his hip carried a pistol and underneath the outfit was a concealed hard armor vest capable of stopping rifle fire. To add to the security, the entire pilothouse was armored.
"Captain Lutra! There are intruders on the ship," the intercom blared
"Engage them!" Captain Lutra replied. He then sealed the engine room. "Probably some wannabe pirates," he muttered.
"Roger that," the squad leader said. "Men, give chase!"
The squad them gave chase to the mysterious boarders.
Alfred headed out of the room. He then met Zachary coming out his his room.
"Okay, let's go," Alfred said, heading to the elevators.
(OOC - MK, you can control the squad who gives chase to them.)
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Jan 31 2010, 03:31 AM|
| The canine troopers' ears pricked up as they heard the commotion up top. "Boss," Aiko said, "We got company from above."
"Seal the door!" Vic ordered.
They had come through a hatch from the main engine room to the driveshafts, and they quickly moved to close it shut, and backed away while Snow used fire to weld the edges shut.
Tank moved the explosive out of sight and set the system to remote control.
They went to another door that was sealed by the captain.
"Hack it," Vic said.
"On it, Boss," the Akita replied, and he hooked himself up into the side panel...
"Just keep the ship on course," Ariol replied. "There are no natural obstructions between us and the Pacific." He paused as the intercom reported stowaways on board. "Since when do pirates attack us in a protected harbor?"
|Posted by: Serris Jan 31 2010, 11:59 PM|
| "Capt. Lutra! We are being hacked!" a Human computer technician shouted into the intercom.
A large blinking red box that read "unauthorized entry detected" appeared on his screen.
The surroundings of the computer tech were a large control room set deep inside the ship. It was protected by heavy blast doors
Capt. Lutra activated the electric fence that ringed the entire ship. His radar picked up several ships so he could not deploy the weapons systems without giving away his true intentions.
He then picked up the intercom. "You don't have to shout! Fix damage that the hackers have done!" he replied.
The squad leader swore as a blast door sealed off their fastest way to the engine room.
"[censored]ers must've tripped the blast doors!" he spat.
He then gestured for his men to head down an alternate passage to the engine room.
In the process, they nearly trampled over a hapless Cobra mechanic.
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Feb 1 2010, 12:21 AM|
| Several more seconds and the blast door in front of them opened.
"Get through, quick!"
The team filed through the door into another hall.
"Anyone following us?" Vic asked.
Snow ears pricked a few times. "No. They must be taking another way to us."
"Let's get down far enough so we can blow the driveshafts. By now, they've sealed the control tower, so we'll have to kill the source of electronics on this ship."
The realization of an experiment's psionic ability had Deathwind springing onto his hind feet. He pounds on the glass doors to get out and hunt...
Ariol listened calmly with the Captain and the intercom...
|Posted by: Serris Feb 2 2010, 02:33 PM|
| Zachary and Alfred had arrived at the truck. There, Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters were waiting for them.
"Ready to roll?" Alfred asked, climbing into the driver's seat.
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters hoisted themselves into the truck's bed and coiled themselves up.
"Ready," Spc. Crota said.
One of the scientists working with Deathwind looked at him.
The scientist then radioed Capt. Lutra. "Capt. Lutra, this is Dr. Tsang from the experiments section, 'Deathwind' appears to be restless- request permission to allow him to walk around the ship. Over," Dr. Tsang said.
Capt. Lutra thought about the protocol for a situation like this until he noticed an unusual energy signature from the engine room. "Request granted. Deathwind is to determine cause of unusual energy spike. in the engine room A squad is already en route. Capt. Lutra out."
Dr. Tsang typed in his code and swiped his key card to release Deathwind.
"Deathwind, there is an unusual energy spike in the engine room. Use any means possible to rectify the energy spike," he ordered.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 2 2010, 02:45 PM|
|Dr Landon and aisha climbed in the back " We're set' aisha said " Lets head out to the site!"|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 2 2010, 09:58 PM|
|Corporal Stern was still with the van, ready to move at a moment's notice. He hated guard duty. For a moment, he actually wished that someone would try to take the van. It would certainly kill the boredom.|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 2 2010, 11:38 PM|
| "Uh, we've got an empty seat," Zachary said, climbing into the front passenger seat.
"Cpl. Stern," Alfred said, getting out of the truck.
He then went over to the van and found Cpl. Stern at the ready.
"Cpl., we're taking my truck," Alfred said.
He then returned to the truck.
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Feb 3 2010, 08:43 PM|
| Ariol turned and pressed for the intercom. "Belay that order," he spoke. "The experiment is to remain where it is..." He faced the captain. "The higher-ups at Dragonstorm clearly stated that no more experiments will be used for matters like these. Just get another squad down there and I'll send some assassins... Now keep to the course. We'll be out of this 'fog' sooner than you think..."
Meanwhile, Deathwind glared at the scientist. It was hard to tell if he was smirking. "This 'energy spike' of yours is nothing less than an experiment from my old home... They have come yet again, and THIS time I will finish what your predecessors failed to accomplish..."
The team hurried away from the drive shaft room as fast as possible. The bomb was more than enough to blast the propellers clean off the ship, and perhaps a room or two nearby...
|Posted by: Serris Feb 4 2010, 09:54 PM|
| Dr. Tsang listened to the transmission. "Roger that," he said. He then turned to Deathwind. "The Capt. wants you to stay here. But, I won't tell him if you go hunting for them," he added
Capt. Lutra radioed another squad down to the engine room. "Beta Squad to engine room to reinforce Theta Squad," he said.
Theta Squad had routed around the engine room and in the process they caught sight of the saboteurs.
A Human soldier fired off a burst at the fleeing saboteurs.
"Get them!" Theta leader ordered.
His men then gave chase.
Beta Leader, who had been relaxing in the lounge when the alert came through, quickly grabbed her rifle and rallied her men.
"Move it!" she barked.
"Aisha, should we wait for Cpl. Stern or get moving?" Alfred asked.
Spc. Crota stuck his head through the back window. "Get moving! We don't have all night!" he snapped.
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Feb 4 2010, 10:25 PM|
| Deathwind pushed past the scientist as he walked out of his cell. His clear wings gave a low disturbing hum as he stretches himself for the slaughter...
Ariol pulled out his phone and dialed in a set of numbers...
Outside on the deck, two hitmen each gets a beeper call from their commander and quickly moved below...
The soldier's burst of fire was received by a volley of machine gun fire from five of the team towards the pursuers, along with an occasional shot from Erin's sniper rifle. The team reached another hatch door and poured through, giving cover fire as they do so.
Tank grabbed the remote and pressed the switch...
|Posted by: Serris Feb 5 2010, 12:21 PM|
| The explosion ripped through the prop shaft, severing the props and completely crippling the ship. The engines remained intact though.
Capt. Lutra picked himself off the deck. He then radioed for a tug to pull the boat to open water.
"Ariol, this is Capt. Lutra, the props have been destroyed. I have arranged for to be towed into a friendly shipyard by Oregon," he said into his portable radio.
Two of Theta squad fell to the gun fire but they continued chasing the group.
As they passed by the generator room, Beta Squad joined them.
Alfred looked at the clock in the truck. It read, 1:35 AM.
"All right, we're giving Cpl. Stern 5 minutes to arrive or we're rolling without him," Alfred said.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 5 2010, 02:16 PM|
|we'll wait a few more minutesm then if he is not here.. then we head off' Aisha rplied " time is not our friend here..'|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 5 2010, 05:14 PM|
| (OOC: Hold your horses! Time is not my friend in real life either.)
Stern showed up no sooner than they had said that they would leave without him in five minutes. "Did I miss anything?" he asked the rest.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 5 2010, 07:51 PM|
| "We nearly left without you," Pholidus (Spc. Crota) said.
"Okay, let's roll!" Bosa (Alfred) said. He started the engine and pulled out of the parking lot. He then turned to Aisha. "Sandy, I'll need you to serve as my navigator," he said,
"Aaron, I hope you're armed," Krebs (Zachary) said.
"There's a pistol in the glove box."
Zachary opened the glove box and true to his words, a loaded 9 mm pistol was tucked into the glove box.
As he did headed down the road to the outskirts of Culeston, a car from the grocery store across the street headed into the hotel's parking lot.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 5 2010, 07:54 PM|
|Al.right ' Sandy' said giving a glance a map she found in the glove compartment " This camp is a good thirty-forty-five minutes away... just go down this road for awhile..|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 6 2010, 12:52 AM|
| Two men emerged from the two cars in the hotel's parking lot. They then entered the hotel.
Alfred continued down the road.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 6 2010, 01:23 AM|
|after about 15 minutes ' sandy motioned for him to turn left.. " wait a couple miles then go right, another 20 minutes and its a straight shot to the camp...|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 6 2010, 02:26 AM|
| "Got it," Bosa (Alfred) replied.
"So Aaron, what exactly do you have in this truck that'll help us pass as loggers?" Krebs (Zachary) asked.
"There is a chainsaw in the locker in the bed of the truck. There are also several saws, hardhats and assorted hand tools in the storage compartments in the back of the truck as well."
"What about the two Pit Vipers?"
"Right now, they're posing as cables. Later' we're going to have them pose as guards,"
The men were now on the same floor that Dr. Zanasiu and his friends were staying in.
One of the men used a hacked key card to open a door. Since he was a slender Coral Snake, he was able to slip in despite the fact that the door had a security chain.
He then looked around for his target, Dr. Zanasiu. But he was thwarted when someone place the muzzle of a gun to his head.
Suddenly, the lights in the room turned on and revealed the other two members of Cobalt Squad and PFC. Reynolds.
The soldier holding the Coral Snake at gunpoint was somewhat stocky Mongoose. The other soldier was an Asian woman. She had her pistol trained on the Coral Snake.
PFC. Reynolds, also had a pistol trained on the Coral Snake.
The other man, a massive Bison, used the same hacked keycard to enter Dr. Zanasiu's room. Dr. Zanasiu had placed the security chain but the Bison simply tore it from the wall.
Neville was sleeping when the Bison broke in but he soon awoke. Almost immediately, he turned the lights on and dashed for the telephone to dial 911.
The Bison wrenched the phone from Neville's grasp and threw him into a wall. While Neville was dazed, the Bison wrapped Dr. Zanasiu up in the blankets and tried to get out of the door.
Neville opened the dresser and found his pistol. He took aim at the Bison and shot him in the back twice. The Bison staggered and continued out the door but Neville pursued him, despite the amount of pain he was in, and shot him dead in the hallways.
Not surprisingly, none of the guests opened their doors.
Dr. Zanasiu wriggled out from the blankets. "Now I know why you got your position," he deadpanned.
Neville said nothing but staggered back to the room.
Dr. Zanasiu dialed 911 from a nearby pay phone.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 6 2010, 10:02 PM|
|good thinking Sandy said as Alfred turned right ' at this speed we should get there around four o'clock give or take a few minutes...|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 7 2010, 12:17 AM|
| Police swarmed the the Redwood Inn parking lot. Sirens blared throughout the parking lot as they began piecing together what happened.
Several officers led the Coral Snake out of the hotel. The Coral Snake had his mouth taped shut and was handcuffed as they carried him into a police car. An ambulance took away the dead Bison.
"So exactly what are we going to try to look for?" Bosa (Alfred) asked.
"Anything that looks out of place in a logging camp," Krebs (Zachary) replied.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 7 2010, 07:26 PM|
|it would likely be well-hidden so we'll have ti be very through in our search..' sandy replied ' and lets just hope this is a front, because if not, we're going to be in big trouble..'|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 7 2010, 10:46 PM|
| The truck then continued down the lonely dirt road until it reached the campsite. Bosa (Alfred) parked the truck behind a large tree off the road.
Bosa (Alfred) and Krebs (Zachary) got out of the truck and got the "props". Krebs (Zachary) grabbed an ax and Bosa (Alfred) grabbed a chainsaw. Bosa (Alfred) also had a pistol tucked into his pocket.
Pholidus (Spc. Crota) and Miardian (Sgt. Masters) slithered out of the truck's bed. They closed their eyes and scanned for any signs of life with their infrared sense.
"You're all clear," Miardian (Sgt. Masters) said.
Bosa (Alfred) then led his group farther down the road.
There, they encountered a logging camp that was seemingly deserted.
"Okay," Bosa (Alfred) whispered, "start looking for stuff."
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 7 2010, 11:09 PM|
|Sandy got out of the truck dressed in her "loggers" outfit complete with nametag "Alright everyone lets start the search.." She sais walked by a truck loaded with timber logs..|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 8 2010, 02:09 AM|
|"I'll search to the north" Stern told the rest. The corporal was a silent type, yet very smart. The rugged woodlands proved to be no challenge for one such as him to search through, even if it wasn't his preferred sort of task.|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 8 2010, 06:57 PM|
| The two Pit Vipers hid by the truck, looking for interlopers.
Krebs (Zachary) started headed to the east. There, he found a bunch of logging equipment such as bulldozers and trucks. He then began examining everything.
Bosa (Alfred) found a darkened trailer. He tried the door and found it was locked. He started up his chainsaw only to discover that it had no fuel. He placed the chainsaw aside and smashed the window with his pistol. He then reached through the broken window, unlocked the door and entered.
|Posted by: Caustizer Feb 8 2010, 07:41 PM|
| The Canadian Government was not pleased.
Not only had 4 of their armoured corps and one of their best sergeants been lost in 'mysterious' circumstances, but they had nearly lost a very precious next generation armament due to the lack of proper security within American bases.
Sgt. Clyco had returned with the Pisces Gun and an interesting first hand story of firefights and illegal experiements within an installation that the US Air Force had bombed into oblivion shortly thereafter.
Perhaps most importantly, the country's top brass did not like how the Americans were trying to push the matter under the rug as strictly internal. Within a month a task force of it's own had been formed within Canada to observe and investigate Dragonstorm activities, and Clyco having no further bodyguard obligations was assigned to the group.
Regardless of how the Americans handled things on their side of the border, rest assured the Dragonstorm terrorists would find no base on Canadian soil.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 9 2010, 01:13 AM|
| Krebs (Zachary) smashed the window on a logging truck with his ax. There, he found a notebook on the passenger seat. He picked it up and turned around to leave only to find himself staring into the barrel of a 12 gauge shotgun. The truck's interior light let him see his attacker, a massive Asian Elephant wearing jeans and a flannel shirt.
"Put my stuff back, terrorist," the Elephant said coldly.
"Krebs" did as he was told and raised his hands.
"I can explain," Krebs (Zachary) said.
"What? I know your type, the ecoterrorist who trashes logging equipment. We weren't kidding when we said that 'if the police don't deal with you; we will'."
"I can-" The muzzle of the shotgun was thrust hard into "Krebs's" gut, making him stagger backwards.
Krebs (Zachary) did as he was told.
Bosa (Alfred) was looking through all the rooms in the small trailer. He noticed a large binder sitting on a table in what seemed to be the office. He entered the office. He did not notice three bundles of cable in the hallway.
He then picked up the binder and noticed that his only way out was blocked by a Human armed with a knife.
Bosa (Alfred) reached for his pistol but was forced to quickly use the binder as a shield to avoid getting stabbed.
He then twisted the notebook, wrenching the knife away.
The man then reached behind him for what Bosa (Alfred) assumed was another weapon. Immediately, he seized the man and hurled him through the closed window of the office.
Bosa (Alfred) then bolted from the office only to see many irate loggers, all armed with everything from axes, to shovels to shotguns, gathered at the camp.
Almost immediately, he was dragged to the ground by a large Python. Two Black Mambas joined in and soon, Alfred was on the ground and held at fangpoint by the two Black Mambas.
He cursed as he realized that the "cables" he saw were really snakes.
"What were you trying to do?" the first Mamba demanded.
"Look, we're trying to get information to-,"
"To destroy our livelihood and our equipment!" the second Mamba replied.
"No, it's not that,"
"Liar! We know it's you [censored] ecoterrorists who [censored] up our camp a few weeks ago. And we figured you'd be back. We're turning you over to the cops this time but next time we'll just probably just carry out the sentence ourselves."
"See anything Sarge?" Spc. Crota asked.
Sgt, Masters closed his eyes. He softly swore as several figures appeared in the camp. "Yes, it looks like the group got into an ambush or something," he said,
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 9 2010, 04:11 AM|
| (OOC: I do hope that this is a good introduction post for Aimee)
In the nearby forrest, footsteps were heard, breathing, running. She ran through the forrest, having been running for quite some time before she slowed down to catch her breath.
She was a fox, she looked about 19 years of age as well, however, on her arms, she instead, had cybernetic arms. She wore a pair of shorts and a shirt for the time being, not wearing footwear at the moment, as she had no time to put any on.
Her name was Aimee. She came to a halt as she placed a paw to a nearby tree as she was breathing heavily, glancing around as well before brushing her headfur from her face "They're.....not following....good...." she said in between breaths of air.
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Feb 9 2010, 08:50 PM|
| "We'll be lucky if we made it to Oregon without sinking," Ariol replied. "Radio for a convoy to meet us there. These bastards must be the same ones from Pelvanida!"
Some of the heroes lost their footing from the explosion, but quickly got up and kept running, firing back at their pursuers as they moved towards another hatch. Ice turned and let out a cold breath of air and used the condensation to cover the floor with ice...
The two assassins headed down to the lower decks on the other side of the soldiers...
|Posted by: Serris Feb 9 2010, 10:25 PM|
| Capt. Lutra activated the pumps to keep the ship afloat. Luckily he was now in somewhat open water so he deployed the ship's weapons.
He then radioed for a convoy to meet enroute.
Theta and Beta squad had been slowed down significantly by the ice but their studded boots, designed for maximum traction on slippery decks allowed them to keep their foot as long as they did not run.
They continued chasing and occasionally shooting at the saboteurs.
Zachary was marched at gunpoint to the center of the camp and shoved to the ground.
Alfred was dragged to the center of the camp by the three snakes.
A group of three loggers, two armed with shotguns and one armed with an ax found Aisha in the motor pool.
"You, come out with your hands up!" the first logger shouted.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 9 2010, 10:32 PM|
|Aisha did as she was instructed , showing absultely no resistance she walked calmly to the middle to the camp, where she was told to sit down and keep her hands visible at all times " So this was a legit lofgging camp.. 're in deep (consored) now" Shecsaid under her breath to herself..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 9 2010, 10:33 PM|
| The fox heard voices in the distance and decided to slowly move through the forrest in order to get closer to the voices.
She glanced down to her feet before looking around a little bit as well, doing her best to remain quiet as she came across what seemed to be a logging camp, guards were around by the looks of things as she stood on the edge of the forrest, observing the area, not even sue if she should actually approach it or not.
She took another look at her cybernetic arms and gave off a sigh before looking back over to the camp once more before she shook her head slightly and stepped out into the open as if she were to approach the camp, mainly to see if they could give her any directions on where she was now.
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Feb 9 2010, 10:41 PM|
|They jumped through the hatch, and Vic saw the two squads slowed down on the ice. He turned and looked to Snow, who caught exactly what he was think and sent a massive wave of fire down the hall before they closed and sealed the hatch...|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 9 2010, 11:04 PM|
| "Aisha, I think I made it worse," Alfred said.
"What did you do?" Zachary asked.
"Shut up and wait for the police," the Asian Elephant said coldly.
Zachary and Alfred grew silent.
Three of the perimeter loggers, each armed with shotguns spotted Aimee.
One of them raised his shotgun but the other ordered him to lower it. The logger did as he was told.
"Hello, are you lost?" one of the loggers, a lean but muscular female Hyena asked.
Sgt. Masters and Spc. Crota mulled over the situation.
"Can't be Dragonstorm personnel," Sgt. Masters said.
"Never know," Spc. Crota replied.
"From what Dr. Zanasiu said of them, they shoot first ask questions later."
Spc. Crota nodded. "I'll trust your judgment, Sarge," he said.
The two then drew their pistols and slithered towards the encampment.
There, they were stopped by four rifle toting loggers.
"Drop your weapons," the first logger, a massive Rhino demanded.
"We are military personnel," Sgt. Masters said, flashing his ID.
Spc. Crota showed his ID as well.
The loggers pointed their rifles away from the Pit Vipers. "In that case, we'll turn over the terrorists we caught over to you,"
They then led the Pit Vipers to the center of the camp where Aisha, Zachary and Alfred were being held at gunpoint.
The blast of fire incinerated the guards pursuing them and softened the heavy steel bulkheads.
However the wave of heat, triggered the ship's automatic CO2 fire extinguishing system.
Capt. Lutra swore as the fire suppression system in the rear hold of the ship went off. He noticed that the engines were still getting enough oxygen thanks to the external intakes.
Dr. Zanasiu, Dr. Bailey and Neville made their way to Dr. Landon's room.
Dr. Bailey knocked on the door.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 9 2010, 11:13 PM|
| "Yes, I am actually" Aimee spoke up "I actually have no idea on where I am, all I know is that I'm in a forrest area"
She glanced around slightly before speaking again "And if this is one these....logging camps, I am getting curious, which I probabally shouldn't, but why carry guns around?" she asked with a fold of her arms as well.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 9 2010, 11:17 PM|
| Dr landon opened the door " Oh crap I was supposed to be going with the group.. Geez I slept in.. darn you Landon.. So whats the latest gentlemen? He said holding the door open for them..
I can see that Alfred, but lets just try and keep our cool..' Aisha said softly..
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 12:25 AM|
| "You are currently in the base camp of Nemus Forestry," the first logger said.
"As for why we're armed, we've been attacked by ecoterrorists before. So we decided to be armed in case they came back for us," the second logger added.
"And this time, we caught them and we're turning them over to the police. How's that for a headline, 'Nemus Forestry Workers Capture Wanted Terrorists'?"
Dr. Zanasiu, Dr. Bailey and Neville entered the room.
"Dr. Landon, James was the subject of an attempted kidnapping," Neville said. He then winced from the sore back he got when the Bison hurled him into the wall. "In any case, the police were called and they dealt with the kidnapper and his accomplice,"
"Accomplice?" Dr. Bailey asked.
"Cobalt Squad caught a Coral Snake breaking into their room."
Neville then held up his pistol. "In any case, I've got my pistol ready," he said.
"Dr. Landon, could you guard Bailey?" Dr. Zanasiu asked. "Neville and I are going to get our belongings. We'll need to spend the night in your room."
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 12:30 AM|
| "Nemus Forrestry?" the fox asked back with a bit of an arched eyebrow as she kept her arms folded still "What state anyway? Am I still in the state of Oregon?"
"But eccoterrorists, sounds highly unlikely, I mean, I'm sure, from what I've heard, eccoterrorists don't use guns, so really, wouldn't you just be shooting at an unarmed person? Seems rather unfair if you ask me" she added on, glancing to the camp once more, stepping forward a little more, as if she was trying to get a look inside as well.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 12:40 AM|
| "You are still in Oregon," the first logger replied.
"I would like to show you some things," the second logger said.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 12:49 AM|
| Very well' landon said ' Dr bailey you can use my rooms to your leisure.. post a watch by the door.. rotate every couple hours.. hopfefully the others will return before then.. Landon said..
Aisha bit her tongue to keep herself from railing at that comment, that would have only made things worse...
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 12:52 AM|
|"And just what things would those be?" Aimee asked back rather curiously "Is it anything I could use or something along those lines?"|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 01:43 AM|
| Spc. Crota gasped as he saw Aisha. "Sir, I think you made a mistake. These are all government agents," he said.
"Perhaps they can show some ID? And exactly what could in Oregon that would require the government's intervention?" the logger asked.
"We were dispatched to Oregon to find an illegal drug growing operation." Spc. Crota knew it was a bald lie but he hoped it would work.
"Well in any case, you won't find drugs here." the logger, who happened to be the foreman, said. He led Spc. Crota into the office trailer and showed him the permit that allowed Nemus Forestry to legally fell trees.
"Sorry for the intrusion," Spc. Crota said.
"No problem," the foreman then led Spc. Crota to the group.
"All right, you if you are who this Rattlesnake claims you are, produce some government ID. And no funny business," he demanded.
The loggers let Zachary, Aisha and Alfred stand up but still kept their weapons trained on them.
Zachary slowly reached for his wallet and Alfred did the same, all while the loggers had their weapons aimed at them.
The logger led Aimee to a pistol placed on a folding table. "We confiscated that pistol from one of the suspects," he said. "Also, did you notice that some of our trucks are sporting bullet holes?"
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 01:48 AM|
| "If you want me to be part of your little war that's going on here, forget it" she told the loggers "I've already got enough to worry about myself...."
Aimee then let off a sigh and shook her head slightly, looking to her cybernetic arms once more "Besides, killing anyone, it's not really my thing, so you can just go and shove that up your..." although, she stopped herself before saying the final word and just seemed to glare to them slightly.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 01:50 AM|
|"We're not asking you to help us," the logger replied. "We were just telling what you wanted to know,"|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 01:52 AM|
|Aimee picked up the pistol and looked at it for a second before crushing the barrel of it a bit and dropped it to the ground "Look, all I want to know is....well, actually, I don't even know what I want to know now, but I guess I should ask, what is actually inside the camp? Loggers? More weapons? What?"|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 01:55 AM|
| Corporal Stern was on his duty when he saw something shining in the trees. A piece of metal. The barrel of a gun! Stern was close to Aimee and that logger. Yes, he had known her from long ago.
There was no time to reminisce now; they were in mortal danger! Breaking into a run while drawing his sidearm, the corporal ran to warn them both of impending danger.
"Aimee! GET DOWN!!!"
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 01:59 AM|
|Aisha pulled out her official Id ' This was an undercover operation " we .. were fed some erroneous information.. The government will reimburse you for the damage and well.. we apologize sincerely for our mistake " aisha said.. " you folks are clearly legit..|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 02:02 AM|
| The logger immediately dove to the ground. "This is just an ordinary logging camp. We only carry weapons because we need to defend ourselves," he replied.
The gunshot immediately roused the loggers into action, they looked around for the source of the gunshot.
Spc. Crota noticed Cpl. Stern. "Corporal! Have you found anything - besides the guy with the gun?"
He then closed his eyes and using his infrared sensing capabilities he spotted the outline of a Shire draft horse with a rifle. He drew his pistol and shot the sniper dead just as he fired.
The foreman ordered his men to release Aisha. He then examined Zachary's ID then Alfred's ID. Satisfied, he ordered his men to release them both.
"Sorry about the mess," Alfred said sheepishly.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 02:06 AM|
|you should receive your compensation within a coule weeks, may be a bit longer, what with speed at which Congress approves funding for us..now.. we wil get out of your hair, fur and any other parts of you, and be on our way...|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 02:11 AM|
| Aimee's ears twitched and before she had time to actually react, a gunshot was heard as the loggers dove to the ground. At first, all that was going through her mind was 'Oh no, don't tell me they found me....'
She stepped back a little bit only to which her ears twitched again, hearing the footsteps of the other loggers moving into action, not even sure on what her next move was going to be. She could run, but she wasn't sure where to.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 02:51 AM|
| More bullets began to strike the ground around them.
"[censored] terrorists!" a Wolf logger spat. He returned fire with his shotgun in the direction where the shot came from.
The foreman returned fire as well. He motioned for Aimee to keep her head down.
Soon, the camp was alive with the sound of loggers returning fire from the unseen attackers.
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters drew their pistols and used their infrared vision to shoot at their opponents. To their shock, there were several figures around the camp but even more amazing were that some of the loggers had literally dropped from the trees and and fought their attackers in hand to hand combat.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 02:55 AM|
| "Aimee! Are you okay?! Do you recognize me?! It's me, Tom Stern!" The Corporal had met Aimee on an earlier mission, when both of them were agents working for different causes. He worked for the government, she was a free agent. They had known each other for over seven years.
Right now, none of that mattered. Stern slowly climbed to his feet and extended his hand to help Aimee up.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 03:00 AM|
| "Cpl., you know her?" Spc. Crota asked. He was reloading his pistol as a logger who was giving him cover was shot in the head.
Sgt. Masters said nothing as he swiftly swapped out his empty magazine.
"You know, we might be able to help you if you'd give us our weapons back!" Alfred said.
He and Zachary were lying prone as bullets flew overhead. Several of the loggers had been killed in the battle but they persisted.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 03:02 AM|
| Aimee did indeed, keep her head down as she looked to Stern with a blank expression upon her face. She had actually forgotten most things now, she wasn't even sure on her own name, even if it was called out to her.
She didn't really say a word back at the moment as she moved back a little bit as well, to try and keep out of any sort of gunfire at the very least anyway.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 03:06 AM|
| "Yeah, I know her. We go a way back. She didn't have these robotic arms last time I met her. And no, I only found that sniper. He's dead now." Stern's reply was hasty, as he was busy checking Aimee out to ensure that she was she was unhurt. He failed to find any serious injuries, thank goodness but noticed that she lacked anything to wear on her feet.
"Do you want me to wrap your paws with some bandages, Aimee? Can you walk? You seem pretty sore down there."
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 03:11 AM|
|"Aimee?" she asked, looking at him a little confused before shaking her head, as there would be time for explanations later on as she looked down to her feet "Yeah, I can walk, but I would probabally like something on my feet, didn't have time to put on anything" she told him, deciding not to mention anything important at the moment.|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 03:14 AM|
| "Hold still and I'll bandage your paws." Stern moved quickly, taking under 20 seconds for each foot of Aimee's. No sooner than he was done did a second bullet land on the ground not 10 centimeters away from where he was standing!
There were more snipers in the trees!
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 01:35 PM|
| One of the snipers tumbled out of the trees in front of Cpl. Stern and Aimee. She had been shot in the head.
Zachary picked up a rifle from a dead logger near him and used it to shoot a sniper he spotted in the tree.
"Are they still coming?" Alfred shouted over the gunfire.
"You bet your ass they are but they're thinning out!" the foreman shouted, reloading his rifle.
Zachary looked around. "So are your men!"
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters had expended their pistol ammunition so they slithered back to the truck.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 01:41 PM|
|great..' Aisha mumbled ' She reached inside her coat and pulled out a small pistol she took aim, and fired ' the resulting scream indicated she had hit her mark ' we certainly have a talent for getting into messes , don't we?' she said to Alfred as she ducked return fire..|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 03:17 PM|
| Zachary placed his rifle aside as it clicked empty. Around him, he saw the loggers placing their firearms aside and switching to melee weapons like knives, axes or shovels.
"We're running out of ammo," Zachary said, "let's hope Cpl. Stern, Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters finish this battle."
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 03:27 PM|
|i've got a few clips left..' Aisha said emptying out the small spent shells and putting in a new clip..' maybe forty shots left.. if I'm lucky..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 03:42 PM|
|Aimee stepped back a bit when the sniper had fallen out of the tree, having not expected it at all as she glanced down to her feet which now had banadages on them thanks to Stern 'How did I even get into this mess to begin with?' she thought to herself, her mind was indeed, completely blank on her past at the moment.|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 06:54 PM|
| Zachary and Alfred remained prone as the loggers fought.
"Hey, maybe we can make a run for it," Alfred said.
"What if Dragonstorm knows we're here?" Zachary asked. He then lowered his voice. "The loggers are indirectly helping us by protecting us," he added
Dr. Zanasiu, Dr. Bailey and Neville returned with their belongings.
They placed their weapons in the closet.
"Dr. Landon, I'll keep the first shift," Dr. Zanasiu said, loading his shotgun.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 07:02 PM|
|wE cannot run now.. we need to help them, after all they are helping us.. and these snipers may lead us to Dragonstorm..' Aisha replied firing off a few more shots..|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 09:18 PM|
| "Does anyone know who these snipers are?!" Corporal Stern was fed up with all this crap he had to deal with. Dragonstorm, going undercover, guard duty, and now he was being shot at. Terrific.
He moved in front of Aimee, trying to protect her in case a shot were to be aimed at her.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 09:26 PM|
|'And all I wanted to know where I was...' Aimee continued to think to herself as another shot was fired, causing her to duck down a little bit as she looked to Corporal Stern "How long do yuo suppose this will last Corporal?" she asked him as she had no weapon herself to really be able to help out in this sort of situation.|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 09:26 PM|
| The gunfire died down as the foreman shot the last sniper out of a tree.
"It's over," Alfred said getting to his feet.
"So now what do we do?" Zachary asked.
"Simple, see if the dead guys hold any clues to Dragonstorm, then we get the police, head back to the hotel and sleep."
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 09:35 PM|
|"No time for sleep now!" Stern told the others, still agitated. Then, his expression softening, he turn to Aimee. Giving her a pistol from a hidden holster kept under his right pant leg, he helped her up. "Well, maybe Aimee needs some sleep, but the rest of us need to investigate this further."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 09:40 PM|
| "Sleep? No, I'm fine at the moment, I don't really want to have to sleep at the moment" Aimee replied back as she accepted the pistol that was handed over to her as well.
She didn't really want to have to mention where she had come from or what she had actually been through at the moment, as it seemed like they had enough to worry about it at the moment and that she would rather keep her problems to herself for the time being.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 09:40 PM|
| "We'll also need to alert Doc Z and the others," Alfred replied.
"So what will we tell the police? I mean it's kind of hard to make an excuse about why there are a bunch of dead guys in a logging camp and bullet holes and casings everywhere," Zachary replied.
"Let's go with the ecoterrorist excuse."
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 09:55 PM|
| "Ecoterrorists usually aren't this violent" Stern replied. "We should search their bodies, try to find any clues." As he went over to the first sniper, the corporal looked into the pockets, and pulled out a folded piece of paper which read "Nice try, suckers!"
"What?" Looking closely at the corpse, he noticed that the skin had no hair on its arms, and the hair wasn't normal. These weren't humans at all! They were androids! And they were ready to explode!
|Posted by: Serris Feb 10 2010, 10:21 PM|
| Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters went up to Cpl. Stern and examined the sniper.
"This isn't the sniper I shot," Spc. Crota said. "The sniper I killed had an infrared signature,"
Sgt. Masters dragged the corpse of a Shire horse, which was covered by some brush, over to Spc. Crota.
He looked at the corpse and gasped. "Hey! This is Mark Diament, that guy we met at the bar and who dropped the map that led us here!"
Sgt. Masters examined the wrecked android. "I guess that's why my infrared senses only picked up a few targets," he said.
Alfred and Zachary went up to Cpl. Stern and the Pit Vipers. "Has anything of importance been found?"
"The Shire we met in the bar, Mark Diament, was one of the snipers," Spc. Crota said.
"He must have known that Nemus Forestry had set a trap up for ecoterrorists. And then he drops the map, hoping that we'd investigate the camp and get killed or arrested by the loggers. Clever bastard," Alfred growled.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 10:24 PM|
|"Um, excuse me, I don't mean to butt in like this, but can someone explain to me what is going on? Who are you lot? And why would you attack a logging camp like this? It just doesn't really add up to me" Aimee soon spoke up to everyone, obviously, still having no idea on who Corporal Stern was.|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 10:25 PM|
| Even more clever than that. All those android snipers were never intended to win the fight, at least, not while still functioning normally.
"Does anyone think we should take this evidence to the pol-"
One of the 'corpses' exploded! Luckily, no one was badly hurt, but Stern was knocked over by the force of the blast.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 10:41 PM|
|So the whole thing was a setup.. oh those Dragonstorm (censored) are going to get a piece of my mind..' Aisha said " we need to clean this place up.. and pawn it off as an eco-terrorist attack.. that usually works.. and Aimee.. its a very long story, which we don't have time to tell you right now, but if you come along.we'll be glad to fill you in.."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 11:06 PM|
| Aimee was now starting to wonder on why they were calling her 'Aimee', as her memory had been rather fuzzy, the time at the lab she had been at it, caused most of it to have been lost, including her name, and who Corporal Stern was as she shook her head before rubbing her forehead lightly.
"Okay, I need to ask one other thing, especially to you" Aimee begun as she turned to Corporal Stern "Why...do you keep on calling me Aimee?" she asked him with a rather confused expression upon her face.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 10 2010, 11:15 PM|
| "You must be suffering from amnesia. Aimee is your name, girl. Don't you remember me? Thomas Stern? I was a private last we met, but I'm a corporal now. Don't you remember anything? Anything at all?"
It was a most perplexing situation.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 11:17 PM|
|i don't think she does Corporal.. its possible that whoever treated her at that facility wiped her memory.." Aisha said to Corporal Stern. " I think we need to get her out of here.. for her safety.."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 10 2010, 11:21 PM|
| "Thomas Stern?" She asked back, but shook her head "No, sorry, I can't say that I remember you, you don't look familiar to me"
Aimee then looked over to Aisha "All I know is that the facility I managed to actually escape from, gave me these, something....I don't think I even asked for" she spoke, showing them her cybernetic arms.
"However, what I do remember is the name of the facility that treated me, Trinity Facility" she then added on with a small sigh "However, if you do not mind, I would like to come along anyway"
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 10 2010, 11:24 PM|
|" We'll certainly be glad to help you Aimee.. Hopefully as your memory gets better you'll be able to tell us more.. are you hungry.. because I think I have some food back at the hotel.."|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 11 2010, 12:12 AM|
| "We're always glad to have allies," Zachary said.
Alfred approached Aimee. "Since he will probably be adventuring together, I guess we should introduce ourselves. I am Alfred Byford," he said. He then looked at Zachary.
"I am Zachary Johnson," Zachary said.
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters approached the group and introduced themselves to Aimee.
"Well, I guess we should thank you for assisting us during that unexpected gunfight," Zachary said.
"Hey, no problem." the foreman replied. He then lowered his voice. "But seriously, what are you exactly after? Something tells me you're not looking for drugs."
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 11 2010, 01:15 AM|
|Aimee nodded back to everyone else as she folded her arms, glancing over at the foreman "Don't look at me, I just got here myself, I don't even know what they want, but something's telling me it's got something to do with weapons?" she asked now a bit more curiously.|
|Posted by: Mirumoto_Kenjiro Feb 11 2010, 09:21 PM|
| The team reached a room with paths to other rooms and levels...
...and ducked behind anything they could find as the two assassins let out a volley of gunfire at them. "They're in the stairwell," one of the assassins radioed in.
Three more assassins were called from the deck to the levels below...
The sounds of gunfire, although nearly impossible to hear in most of the ship, was picked up quickly by Deathwind's antennae and he picked up speed to the source...
|Posted by: Noname Feb 11 2010, 09:52 PM|
|"We are looking for Dragonstorm agents." Stern told Aimee, in no complex terms. "I know, you're probably thinking that they have a stupid name, and they really do, but they mean deadly serious business. We could use your help. I remember that you were quite a good shot with a handgun." Stern thought to himself about the stupid name of the place where she was from. Trinity facility. Everyone was giving self-important names to their groups and places. It was really a joke. Most places weren't named like that. Who had ever heard of the Dragon National Energy Laboratory, or the Angel Institute for advanced research? Really.|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 12 2010, 01:33 AM|
| Dragonstorm experiments? They do sound rather dangerous, even if the name sounds....odd" Aimee said as she looked at the handgun Stern had given her earlier on "I was a good shot? I just don't really recall it myself" she added on.
Images flashed in front of her eyes, to which she closed her eyes for a few seconds before opening them and looking to everyone else, giving off a small smile too "Uh, yeah, I'm fine....but yeah, I can help out anyway" she gave off a bit of a smile anyway.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 12 2010, 01:37 AM|
|Aisha Tennes at your service My father is Admiral Tennes.." aisha said " we really should be getting back to the hotel it is getting close to morning.."these agents we are chasing are terrorists, in every sense of the word. we've been trying to catch them for months, but with no luck..|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 12 2010, 01:55 AM|
| Capt. Lutra sent more men to the hold.
Rho Squad set up positions near the stairwell.
"Capt. Lutra, this is Rho Leader, we are in position," Rho Leader replied. He was a Cobra armed with a submachine gun.
Zachary looked at the foreman. "Cpl. Stern more or less explained it," he said.
Alfred the looked at Aisha. "We've got to get back and tell Dr. Zanasiu about this," he said.
The foreman then cleared his throat. "In any case, we will shall alert you if we capture or find anything of importance," he said.
Spc. Crota came up to the group. "Guys, I found this piece of paper on Mr. Diament's body," he said holding up a piece of wrinkled paper.
Zachary took the piece of paper and gently unfolded it. "All right, it looks like we have our first clue," he said,
"Well, we're ready to head back," Sgt. Masters said.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 12 2010, 02:03 AM|
| "Wait? Head back? Where to? I mean, is it to the hotel Aisha here spoke of?" Aimee asked rather curiously
She put the gun into her pockets before she folded her arms with an arched eyebrow. There were still blanks that did need to be filled in for Aimee as a few things had been explained, but not all by the sounds of it to her anyway.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 12 2010, 02:13 AM|
| "Yes it is," Alfred said. "We'll introduce ourselves fully once we get back to the Redwood Inn."
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 12 2010, 02:24 AM|
|Yes, and " Aisha began to yawn " it is getting quite late and I'm sure you're tired too Aimee.. We'll introduce yourselves better once we get back to the inn and get some sleep. We've got our first clue.. what does it say Zachary?" she asked, trying tio stifle another yawn|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 12 2010, 02:35 AM|
| Alfred gathered up the "props" and made his way back to the truck. Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters slithered into the bed and fell asleep.
"It looks like a satellite photo of another logging camp but there's something off about it. There doesn't seem to be any heavy equipment except for what seems to be a large armored truck. A truck that looks like the one that we chased through Vegas," Zachary said.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 12 2010, 02:43 AM|
|"I'm sorry, but I just don't have any money to pay for a room or anything like that" Aimee answered back as she unfolded her arms again, her eyes were indeed, looking rather heavy from lack of sleep.|
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 12 2010, 02:47 AM|
|We already have rooms paid for.. you can stay with us" Aisha replied while looking at the photos.. " Yep that's definitely the one we chased through Vegas.. I'd recognize it anywhere.. Tomorrow we're gong to go find thus "camp"|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 12 2010, 05:08 AM|
| Corporal Stern, or "Thomas" as he kept referring to himself, led Aimee to a room in the hotel, trying to get her to remember who she was. "Don't you recall anything? We met before, several times in fact. I don't know what they did to you or how it can be fixed, but please, you have to remember. Is there anything you recall?"
Thinking about what they had been through, Stern pulled out an old memento from his pocket; his old dogtags.
"You found these on the floor when I had dropped them, and then tracked me by my scent for several miles just to return them to me."
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 12 2010, 05:21 AM|
| Aimee looked to the dogtags as something else flashed in her mind as she gabbed her forehead with one of her hands. Moments later, it was gone as she let it go "Thomas Stern? Yeah, I think, I think I am starting to recall you now, but it's still rather fuzzy"
She went quiet for a second before speaking once more "All I recall is the facility I was from, that's the most I can recall, that, and who had....treated me..." although, treated wouldn't have been the best word to use "Well, he's a lizard, a scientist though, well, that's what he calls himself anyway, a scientist....but the name...his name is still fuzzy at the moment, he only mentioned it at least once to me, I know that at least...."
|Posted by: Noname Feb 12 2010, 08:34 PM|
| This was a bad sign. Stern knew that there were several syndicates of what society would deem "mad scientists" who happened to be bipedal lizards. Yes, it was as stupid as that sounded, but it was true.
"Were these creatures known as reptoids?" Stern asked Aimee, hoping that this was the case. The other kinds were a lot less humane. Thomas was a good soldier, but he couldn't take on a whole army of these things by himself. Was Dragonstorm working with whoever harmed Aimee like this?
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 12 2010, 08:44 PM|
|"Reptoids?" Aimee asked back as she folded her arms and closed her eyes to think for a moment before she opened them up again "Yes, they are as far as I know anyway"|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 12 2010, 09:45 PM|
|Stern let out an audible sigh of relief. "Good. Those thugs are known to mess around with people, but they rarely kill. It is probably for the best that you remember nothing of what they did to you, at least for now. You look like you've been through quite a lot, Aimee. I'm sorry that you lost your natural arms. You had such soft pads in your hands."|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 12 2010, 11:39 PM|
|"Aimee! Cpl. Stern! We're ready to roll!" Alfred shouted from the driver's seat.|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 12 2010, 11:44 PM|
| "Thanks, but I didn't really want to have to burdern anyone else with what had happened to me" Aimee replied back with a smile to Stern before her ears twitched at the sound of Alfred's voice.
"I guess we'll sort it out in due time anyway" Aimee added on with a light shrug as she then walked over to the truck "So...where can I sit?"
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 12:16 AM|
|Stern was with Aimee. He took up position nearby a window, where he could get a good shot if anyone attempted to attack them. "Aimee's still a bit hazy in her memories, but I seem to be helping her. Where exactly are we going?"|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 13 2010, 12:21 AM|
| "Back to the Redwood Inn," Alfred replied, starting up the truck's engine.
The diesel engine clattered a bit before it roared to life. He then headed out of the logging camp.
Zachary was riding in the bed of the truck with Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters. He gave his seat up to Aimee.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 13 2010, 12:38 AM|
|Aisha frowned as the truck rolled on " So that was a legit logging camp! just 9censored) great! those dragonstorm (censored) are REALLY going to get it now!" Aisha was angry. 'I was worried about it being legit and my worst fears were realized..we did a good deal of damage to that camp.."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 12:44 AM|
| Aimee sat in the seat and just looked out the window as the truck drove on, more or less allowing her mind to wander for the time being as others spoke to each other.
She did glance at everyone else before looking out the window once more, just keeping quiet for the time being.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 13 2010, 12:51 AM|
| "We're lucky they didn't find the guy I chucked through the window of that trailer," Alfred replied.
Zachary stuck his head through the back window.
"Guys, what exactly is the Trinity Facility?" he asked. "It was never mentioned when I worked at Pelvanida."
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 13 2010, 12:55 AM|
|Good point.. they might have just shot us then' Aisha shrugged as the hotel became visible " Its getting close to morning " I need a good long sleep after tonight's adventure.."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 01:00 AM|
|Aimee spoke up upon hearing about the Trinity Facility "I don't know too much of it, but from what it was like when I was there, they were the ones that gave me these arms, I know they're lead by a bunch of lizards, but I can't recall who it was that had worked on me, the name is still fuzzy at the moment" she told Zachary mainly, but also everyone else as well.|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 13 2010, 01:05 AM|
| Alfred pulled into the parking lot. It was nearly dawn and he yawned as he parked the truck and turned the engine off. Zachary, Spc. Crota, Sgt. Masters all got down from the bed of the truck.
Dr. Zanasiu was sleeping on the couch and Neville was keeping watch with the shotgun at the ready.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 13 2010, 01:07 AM|
| Dr landon slept in the bed.. he had fallen asleep ahortly after the first watch began.
_ aisha staggered out of the car and into the the hotel. it was difficult going up the stairs as her legs began to feel like lead weights.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 01:27 AM|
|"So, just to get this correct, do I get my own room? Or do I share with someone? It doesn't bother me either way, just want to check is all" Aimee spoke as she got out of the truck as well with a quick stretch as well.|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 13 2010, 01:37 AM|
| "Whatever you choose," Alfred said with a yawn. "But to save money you may have to share a room."
Zachary said nothing but slowly climbed up the stairs.
Everyone was climbing the stairwell to the second floor where their rooms were located.
Spc. Crota and Sgt. Masters slithered into Cobalt Squad's room. They chose to ride the elevator instead.
There, Cobalt Leader and PFC Reynolds were awake and had their pistols out while the other members of Cobalt Squad were sleeping on the beds.
"So what is the status report?" Cobalt Leader asked.
"Due to bad information we raided a legitimate logging camp, sir," Spc. Crota replied. He then slithered into the corner, coiled up and fell asleep, not even bothering to take off his uniform.
"We did however locate a clue to the real camp but Zachary has that clue," Sgt. Masters replied. He opened his suitcase, took out his pajamas and headed into the bathroom.
After a brief shower, he reemerged in sand colored pajamas. He then slithered on the couch, coiled up and fell asleep.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 01:44 AM|
|"Yeah, but um, who would I have to share a room with anyway?" Aimee asked as she followed everyone else up the stairs "I mean, it just saves money as you said" she added on in regards to what Alfred had said.|
|Posted by: Serris Feb 13 2010, 01:51 AM|
| "Your choice," Alfred replied, failing to stifle a large yawn.
He then pushed open the door to floor two and staggered into the room he shared with Aisha and Dr. Landon. To his surprise, he found Dr. Zanasiu sleeping on the couch and Neville standing guard with a shotgun.
"Neville? I thought that you were staying with James?" Alfred asked.
"About that." Neville winced as pain shot through his back from the injury he received before. "Someone tried to kidnap Dr. Zanasiu. I manged to kill the assassin and summon the police," he continued.
"Guess we need to keep guard shifts then."
(OOC - I will assume that Neville introduced himself to everyone except Aimee back when they first met at the cafe.)
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 02:11 AM|
|"Well, it doesn't really bother me, I mean, I'm not picky about it or anything like that, just really depends on who will let me share a room" Aimee answered back as she looked to everyone else.|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 02:12 AM|
|"You can share a room with me" Thomas Stern told Aimee. He was still known as "Corporal" to everyone else, though. "I seem to have a positive effect on your memory. We really should stick together."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 02:49 AM|
|"Yeah, that's probabally the better idea, and I wouldn't mind it either, the whole you helping me with remembering a few more things and what have you" Aimee replied back "So, lead the way then"|
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 03:34 AM|
| Stern and Aimee went into their room. It was nice. It had a TV, a soft carpet, a clean shower, an alarm clock, some couches, free magazines, a subscription to channels like HBO, some tables and chairs, and a nice microwave oven in the mini-kitchen, but...
"Only one bed, and it looks like it can fit two." Stern was a bit surprised, but could live with it.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 03:44 AM|
| "One bed? You take it then, I'll take the couch, and don't worry about me either, I'll be fine on the couch too" Aimee told him, more or less offering the whole thing to him.
She walked over to the couch and sat down on it, resting her chin on her hands with her elbows on her knees.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 03:55 AM|
|Thomas Stern would not let this pass. Walking over to another one of the couches, he sat down gently, straightened his back, looked Aimee in the eye and had some words with her. "Oh no, I couldn't do that. You are clearly more tired than I am, and you've been walking around barefoot all day." The Corporal wasn't going to let Aimee sleep on the couch. He'd much rather sleep on the floor before letting that happen to her. How she could offer him the bed was beyond his understanding.|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 04:02 AM|
| There was a pause before Aimee stood up "Thank you, if you do insist, I'll take your offer, so, thank you again" she glanced over to the shower before looking to Stern once more "But I believe I'll take a shower, I don't think I've had one in a while" she spoke again as she walked over to the shower and turned it on.
She closed the door behind her as well as she took off the bandages from her feet before getting out of her clothes, placing the handgun onto the sink before getting into the shower.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 04:15 AM|
| Stern waited for a few minutes, listening to the sound of running water as Aimee took a shower. Stern turned to leave the room for a moment, not wanting to intrude on her privacy. He wondered where she had put that gun he had given her. He couldn't find it in the room, and he didn't have it on him, so Aimee must have taken it into the bathroom with her, something the Corporal found to be most unusual, and this was coming from a man who regularly slept with a gun under his pillow!
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 04:29 AM|
| As Aimee remained under the shower, images flashed in her mind again, but not of her past as much, but of what had happened to her in the facility she had come from.
She let off a small little growl as she clenched her fist and punched the wall of the shower, shattering some of the tiles that could be heard from where Stern was once the tile fell to the ground and shattered.
She stayed under for a bit longer before she stepped out and turned off the shower, grabbing a towel and started to dry herself off as she looked into the bathroom mirror with a small sigh. She stared into it for a few moments before closing her eyes, as if she had seen something and actually punched the mirror as well before breathing a bit heavily and shaking her head.
Aimee pulled on her shorts and put her shirt back on before grabbing her gun and exiting the bathroom and walking over to the bed to sit down on it with a sigh again before looking over to Stern, but yet, just kept quiet for the time being.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 04:41 AM|
| Stern needed no training to tell that something was wrong. He looked at Aimee. Her appearance was little like the happy, fun girl he had once met back when he was a private. Her face, once soft and relaxed now gave away the signs of distress and anger, and her arms were a pair of hideous robotic appendages.
Sitting down on the bed, stern looked at the female. She gave no signs of objecting to his being there. Not saying anything for a while, all the Corporal could do was to look at her, and she at him. Time had wrought many changes, and with them, many sorrows. Thomas Stern was not sure where to begin.
"So, Aimee, how was your shower? You seem to be upset about something. I'm willing to bet it had something to do with those reptoids. They've already done so much to you. Poor girl. I'd hate to think that they continue to bother you." He looked down at her feet; her paws were still sore from her escape. While Aimee and Stern were not close in the way they could have been if they were both the same species, there was some amount of affection between them. Aimee used to like the way he would soothe her paws after a long mission. He had done it many times before. He took her right foot paw in his hands, to no objection from her. Feeling the pads on her foot, Stern could tell that she had been though much more than he had ever seen her go through. The skin on the foot was reddish and sore, which was really bad, considering the normal color was black. No wonder she was in a bad mood; every step she took must have been painful. Poor Aimee.
While she was still sitting down, Thomas Stern began to rub her foot, being careful not to apply too much pressure to her sore padding. The Corporal made sure that the gun he had given her was safely placed on a shelf first, with the safety on. He hoped that she would enjoy herself, as she had done so many times before.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 04:56 AM|
| The young vixen let off a bit of a sigh before she answered him "It's just that, what they did to me, it's still in my mind, I just can't get it out of my mind, it just....continues to haunt me still" she spoke with much frustration as well.
However, she did give off a small smile to Stern "I just....I...don't know what to do really, I mean, what you guys are doing, I didn't want to have to burdern anyone else with my own....problem I have, and I guess that I also didn't expect to see you at that camp either, someone who knows me better than I know myself at the moment"
One thing she didn't mind was how Stern was handling her paws, wincing a little bit from the touch of them, considering that they were rather sore, however, she was actually still enjoying it, trying to ignore what pain was on her paws.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 05:04 AM|
| Aimee was repeating herself. Normally this would be no cause for concern, the vixen was never the brightest speaker, but now, it was about a far darker subject matter than Stern had even dealt with. She wasn't human, but what they must have done to her was inhumane. Her memory had more holes in it than a piece of Swiss cheese, and worst of all, the Aimee he once knew might be lost forever; the kind, gentle Aimee who was wonderful to her friends and merciful to her enemies, and yet could get the job done anyway. Losing that Aimee was a tragedy. The Corporal prayed it was not so.
"Do you remember anything they did to you, Aimee?" Stern continued massaging her feet as he spoke. "I hope they didn't- oh, never mind. Just relax for now." He stroked her paw, trying to warm it up, then he squeezed her paw and rotated her foot a few times in either direction. "How's this feel? Am I squeezing too hard?"
He knew that her paws could take a lot of pressure during good times. She would come to him for a foot rub many times back in the day, sometimes to soothe her pains, but also because it felt so good. Of course, he never had to deal with her in such a painful condition before. Stern didn't want to accidentally hurt her. It was unfair that her race couldn't wear shoes like humans. While her own padded feet could go much farther barefoot than a human could, even the best natural padding was no match for a pair of army boots.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 05:12 AM|
| "Remember anything?" Aimee seemed to think for a second, having drowned out what else Stern told her, closing her eyes for a second to actually think, but all she could recall was rather horrific images of what had happened, even on how they had put the arms onto her.
Her eyes shot open again with a quick gasp, not from the pain in her feet of course, but from actually remembering what they had done to her, looking to Stern "Um, yeah, it's uh...good...." she decided to say whilst breathing heavily a bit too, trying not to let him worry as much about her as she gave him another bit of a smile too.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 05:18 AM|
| By now, Stern was working on her toes, trying to avoid the sole of her paw. "I know something is wrong, Aimee, and it isn't just your sore feet. I won't pry further today. You need some time to recover. If there is anything you need, I'll help you out. Don't be shy; whatever it is, I'm sure I can arrange for it."
She had already told him quite a bit for the first day that he had seen her again... seen her like this, in such a sad condition. Maybe once she got some rest she would be better. No, she would never be fully better; her arms were gone, and the reptoids did something to her, they harmed her in a way that might never be fully fixed. Stern was not going to let them get away with this.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 05:26 AM|
| "Yeah, thanks....Stern was it?" Aimee asked him, just to make sure anyway "But you're right, having a rest would probabally be the best thing to do at the moment, and again, I want to thank you for what you have done so far for me"
She lay down onto her back with another towards Stern as she gave off a stretch "Sorry, I'm just, well, I would like to get some sleep now, perhaps that will help clear my mind a bit at least, and who knows, I might even remember some stuff overnight too"
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 05:37 AM|
| Stern got up from the bed and left the room. "Have a nice rest, Aimee." The Corporal was kind to her, far kinder than he had ever been to the other members of his team. Before he left the room, he took the gun from the shelf and put it back in the holster he had taken it out of in the first place. If Aimee were to remember something too shocking, it might compel her to use that gun against others, or herself!
Lying down on the couch, the Thomas Stern thought about all the good times he and Aimee once had. One time was the officer exchange program with her people, the Vulpines. He had spent six glorious weeks with her people, learning about their customs, eating their food, marveling at their dancers and gymnasts, and and enjoying all the hospitality of a very friendly, open, outgoing group of people. Yes, people. It didn't matter so much that they were not human, or that they didn't wear shoes, or that they were covered in fur and had bushy tails. Aimee and her race were still people, even if they were very much unlike Stern.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 05:45 AM|
| Aimee layed down on her side, not getting into the coveres herself, but instead, laying down on top of the covers instead, her eyes still wide upon as she let off a sigh again, running a finger lightly along the covers as well.
She moved onto her back again to stare at the ceiling. She was tired, but for some odd reason, she just could not get to sleep at the moment as one arm was behind her head with her other arm across her stomach giving off a heavy sigh too.
I guess one could say that she did not want to sleep at the moment just in case more of those horrific images flashed in her mind as well.
|Posted by: Noname Feb 13 2010, 06:12 AM|
| Stern thought back to his times spent with Aimee. During a break, they went on a week-long trip to a town belonging to the Vulpines, a pretty little place called Greenspring, in southwest Colorado. It was a settlement of about 5,000 souls, mostly of Aimee's kind. The Corporal had always been a very rough-and-ready sort or man, the kind of soldier who would rather walk a mile in the mud than go a foot in a fancy suit. The Vulpines were even less formal than he was; they would show up to their many parties unshod and dressed in whatever they could be bothered to put on. None of them were upset or even seemed to notice or care when partygoers showed up clad in their shorts and nothing more, or when the drunkenness level got out of hand, which Vulpine parties had an unnerving tendency to do.
Although the Vulpines lived in American and foreign soil alike, they had colonies scattered throughout the world, and were recognized as one nation, with their own military, laws, traditions, and customs. An international agreement at the UN confirmed their status as independent, yet only able to exert control over what land their host nations wished to grant them. In spite of this, there was a Vulpine military, local police forces, and even a congress which would meet once a year in a rotating location to discuss matters which concerned their kind.
It worked well for them to an extent. Vulpines were lovers of all things physical and sensual. As such, they liked perfumes, fine food, jewelry, alcohol, massages, dancing, music, incense, scented oils and candles, and 'helping the species.' Alcoholism was common, unemployment was high, and educational attainment rates for Aimee's people were low. The vixen had joined the military in no small part to get an education, as the Vulpine military paid for all those costs. It was sad that she could have easily lost it all, had she not escaped.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 13 2010, 03:20 PM|
| As time lingered on, Aimee had indeed, fallen asleep as she tossed and turned in her sleep, more images flashing in her mind, which in turn, caused her toss and turn even more before she darted awake, sitting up to catch a deep breath before breathing heavily.
She looked around for a bit as she continued to breath rather heavily before sitting onto the side of the bed. She however, just kept quiet, not saying a word to herself as she then got up and left the room to the kitchen, but still kept quiet as to not wake up Stern who was sleeping on the couch.
She grabbed herself a cup and got some water before she begun to drink it, yet, she was still feeling rather angry as she tightened her gip on the cup, which in turn, caused it to shatter before just pounding down upon the kitchen bench, cracking it quiet a bit.
Her eyes did widen a little bit at what she did as she finally spoke to herself "I....I need some....fresh air or something...." she said rather quietly to herself as she walked over to the door to their room, glancing at Stern once more before she walked outside.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 13 2010, 10:38 PM|
| Zachary entered his room and turned on the lights only to find it completely empty and with an enormous dent in the wall. The blankets were on the floor as well. He examined the room and noticed that the security chain had been torn from the wall.
"Holy [censored]," he muttered.
He then headed to Cobalt Squad's room.
"Hey you see James any where?" he asked.
Cobalt Leader shrugged. "Try Aisha's room," he replied.
Zachary did so and headed up to Aisha's room where he knocked on the door.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 12:44 AM|
|Aisha opened the door with a bleary look on her face ' her face told of the tired state she was in? " Whats up Zachary? Is something wrong?' She yawned..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 12:54 AM|
| Aimee walked down to the loby area and had a glanced around at what they had, sitting down at one of the tables for the time being and let off a groan, placing her head down onto her arms.
However, she lifted her head up upon seeing some computers, thinking for a moment before getting up and walking over to one of the computers before starting to type at it, trying to find out what information was available on the Trinity Facility she had come from, but so far, there was nothing on it.
That's what frustrated her as well as she continued to search online still. But still, she found nothing "No, there has to be something to do with it on the internet, there just has to be...." she muttered to herself as she continued to search still, but the attempts were becoming futile with each passing second.
And that's when she did it, after a few more moments of searching, and out of pure frustration, she grabbed the monitor of the computer and tossed it aside, completely destroying the screen of it as she got up, kicking the chair over as well with a slight growl as well. Perhaps searching for the facility wasn't the best idea at the moment.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 01:27 AM|
|hey! the clerk yelled , coming over and looking at the mess Aimee had made " do you have any idea what it will cost to fix that Computer? look.. just go back to your rtoom! Alright? just.. go!' He pointed up the stairs.|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 01:31 AM|
| "Look, you have no idea on what I have been through lately, no idea what so ever" Aimee just snapped back at the clerk, pushing a finger upon his chest as well.
She looked at him for a long hard second before she turned and walked off, she wasn't going to go back to her room just yet, but instead, was going to go for a walk down the road for the time being.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 14 2010, 01:32 AM|
| The clerk at the front desk debated whether to call the police or not. In the end, he decided not to call the police.
"James's room was completely trashed," Zachary said, stepping into the room and closing the door.
"Ah, Zach, I see you made it back in one piece," Neville said. The shotgun was leaning against the wall next to wooden luggage rack he had used as a seat.
Dr. Zanasiu was sleeping on the pull out sofa bed. Dr. Landon was sleeping in one of the 2 beds. And Dr. Bailey was sleeping in the recliner
Zachary yawned. "I did but what the hell happened to our room?"
"Long story. I'll tell you later," Neville replied.
Zachary sat against the dresser and was soon fast asleep.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 01:37 AM|
| lets just say, we had company.. the others can fill you in.. i'm heading to bed' Aisha said climbing into the available bed.. and settling against the pillows.
_So how did the recon go? Dr Landon asked " I slept in otherwise i'd have come with..
|Posted by: Serris Feb 14 2010, 01:46 AM|
|"We got bad info," Alfred replied, "and that resulted in us damaging a legit logging camp. We also found someone named Aimee. We'll meet her in the morning with Cpl Stern. Also, some robotic soldiers attacked us and the loggers helped us fight them off. We also found the location of the real Dragonstorm camp." Alfred then yawned and lay down on the floor next to the window where he fell asleep.|
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 04:01 PM|
|I see. Bring her to me' Dr Landon said I'd like to have a word with her..If she is willing of course.. it is late.. As you the intel, It was possibly planted by Dragonstorm, to throw us off.. at least we have an idea of where they really are.."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 04:01 PM|
| Aimee had left the hotel for the time being. She was to return later on, yet, for now, she just needed some time to clear her mind a bit more properly as she walked down the street before coming up to a bench and sat down upon it, her face now burried within her paws.
"This....this is just not fair....images....I just can't get them out of my mind...." she muttered to herself as she leaned back on the seat with a sligh groan as well.
She looked up into the night sky with a bit of a sigh as well as she felt some rain, only very lightly though, but it was still rain none the less, which soon, slowly started to get heavier.
She sat there for a few more moments as the rain got heavier still before she stood up again. The walking didn't really help all that much at the moment as she started to make her way back to the hotel in the rain.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 14 2010, 05:28 PM|
| Neville kept his shotgun at the ready in case of another attack.
Dr. Zanasiu got up and washed up. "Neville, I'll keep watch for now," he said.
Neville handed the shotgun over to Dr. Zanasiu, grabbed his clothes and headed to the bathroom to take a shower.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 05:30 PM|
|I'm heading to bed now' Dr Landon yawned " I'll speak to aimee in the morning, learn what I can from seeing her.. Good night everyone.."He said climbing into the other bed.. and soon fell asleep..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 06:04 PM|
| Aimee walked into the hotel, now soaking wet as she glanced over at the clerk before she walked onwards, heading back to her room.
She opened up the door and walked inside, brushing some of her headfur away from her face as she looked to the still sleeping Stern and just shook her head lightly and walked over to bathroom, grabbing a towel to dry herself off from the rain before heading to the bedroom, sitting down on the side of it, giving a weak smile to herself before slipping out her wet clothes and just climbing into the bed to get some sleep again.
|Posted by: Serris Feb 14 2010, 09:16 PM|
| The hours passed without incident.
As the mid morning sun shone through the blinds in Dr. Landon's room, they struck Alfred, who awoke and went to the bathroom to wash up.
"Morning, Al," Zachary said. He had replaced Dr. Zanasiu as the guard a few hours before. Dr. Zanasiu was now sleeping against the dresser.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 09:24 PM|
| Aisha stirred as Alfred walked by " arghh what time is it? Sh e muttered as she covered her head with a pillow..
_ Dr Landon got up shortly afterward.. " anyone want anything special for breakfast ? He asked the others.
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 09:26 PM|
| As morning had come, the sun had shone through the windows to which Aimee grabbed a pillow and covered her face with it with a slight groan as well.
Through the night, Aimee had tossed and turned so much as the covers were on the floor in the morning, yet, she made no attempt to get up as she was luckily enough to actually get some sleep, just wanting to lay there for the time being, that is, until the alarm clock started to buzz, to which she rolled over and slammed a fist down onto it, breaking it more or less as she lay on her back, the pillow just resting on her face.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 09:34 PM|
|Aisha slowly got out of bed and stretched " I could go for some hot coffee and a big pile of pancakes she said, looking at her reflection in the mirror ' i hope you guys slept well' she said to the others..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 11:15 PM|
| Aimee soon threw off the pillow as she sat up with a quick little stretch as well and sat on the side of the bed rubbing her face a bit before picking up her clothes, which were still a bit damp as she pulled her shorts on before putting her shirt on and heading out of the room altogether, leaving Stern to sleep still.
She decided to head back down to the lobby area with a slight groan "Oh yeah, that's right..." she muttered, recalling what she had done last night with a shake of her head as she sat down at a table, placing her head down upon her arms with a small groan again.
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 11:19 PM|
|hello there ' Dr Landon said as Aimee said Down. He was carrying a cup of coffee and some pancakes " Might if I sit with you?" he asked kindly..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 11:32 PM|
|Aimee let off a small shrug as she kept her head on her arms "Suit yourself, I wont bite or anything like that" she told him before finally looking up a little bit at him.|
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 11:36 PM|
|you're Aimee right. I'm Dr Landon.. could you show me your paws please?' Dr Landon asked setting his food down..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 11:40 PM|
|"Paws? Don't you mean my arms?" Aimee replied back back as she stretched out her arms on the table "Why do you want to see them anyway?"|
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 14 2010, 11:50 PM|
|I'm a doctor.. lets see.. yes cyber net weave.. comprising about 70% of each arm, possibility of arm transplant..' he muttered "these were not given to you willing.. I see.."he said to Aimee..|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 14 2010, 11:52 PM|
|"Of course not" Aimee grumbled as she pulled her arms back, resting her chin upon them "But an arms transplant?" she asked before shaking her head a bit "I don't want to go through one again, this was bad enough as it was...."|
|Posted by: Nick22 Feb 15 2010, 12:00 AM|
|i understand.. but these would be completely normal arms, like the ones you originally had.. but i won't do anything you don't want.. the hippocratic oath says first, do no harm.."|
|Posted by: MrDrake Feb 15 2010, 12:03 AM|
|"Yeah, I know what you're on about, but like I said, I don't want to go through another arm transplant" Aimee said with a bit of a sigh "But what I do know what i want is some revenge....I want to at least theach those reptile a lesson" she spoke with a clenched fist.|