Dollhouse

<Balthazaar> «Attention agents, attention agents. All available members of PSI-12 please report to the motor pool in IC3 for an urgent mission briefing.»
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[14:00:07] <TesKin> Branko walks in with a cup of coffee in hand, smoking a cigarette
[14:00:10] <TesKin> .*
[14:00:13] <Balthazaar> «Attention agents, attention agents. All available members of PSI-12 please report to the motor pool in IC3 for an urgent mission briefing.»
[14:00:37] <Wixelt> Wilson looks up, shrugs, then goes back to his work
[14:01:36] <Balthazaar> *7
[14:02:01] <Wixelt> Once he's finished with it, he gets up and heads over to the motor pool.
[14:02:14] <Wixelt> Wilson strides into the motor pool
[14:02:50] <Wixelt> Branko, Wilson has large bags under his eyes.
[14:03:01] <Balthazaar> There is a running army jeep sitting there, a middle aged gentleman standing there impatiently. He looks like an army type
[14:03:14] <TeslaTornado> Gavran sighs and goes to the motor pool.
[14:03:17] <TesKin> Branko does as well.
[14:03:36] <TesKin> His hands have stopped shaking, but he still looks scared.
[14:04:09] <Wixelt> Wilson glances at Branko and frowns. "Rough night?"
[14:04:46] <TesKin> Branko nods. "Dreams. I saw Jess being harmed." He frowns.
[14:04:54] <ShotgunFiend> Matt is there. Definitely.
[14:05:15] <Balthazaar> It's the motorpool!
[14:05:28] <Wixelt> "That must've been terrible" Branko, it should be noticeable that he has bags under his eyes.
[14:06:03] <TesKin> Branko looks at him. "You too?"
[14:06:05] <Balthazaar> "This is it? Everyone you had to offer here?" The man is big and burly, wearing US army fatigues and chewing on a fat cigar
[14:06:08] <TeslaTornado> "Who?" Gavran doesn't have anything under his eyes. But he has pollen on his lapels.
[14:06:44] <Wixelt> Wilson nods "You know… just the same torment as always… Except worse."
[14:07:04] <Balthazaar> Gavran, Matt, you will have both had dreams of an Agent Sutherland and a fireteam screaming for help
[14:07:21] <TeslaTornado> Gavran is the Master of Repressed Memories.
[14:07:25] <TesKin> Branko nods. He reachs out to hand Wilson his coffee.
[14:08:21] <Wixelt> Wilson shakes his head "I'm fine. Really. But thanks for the offer"
[14:08:59] <TesKin> Branko pulls his hand back and takes a sip.
[14:09:11] <TesKin> He looks at the Army man.
[14:09:22] <Wixelt> Wilson follows suit
[14:09:27] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks at Captain Khaki with a hint of disdain, brushing at the pollen spots on his jacket. "It would seem that we are. As it's ten in the morning and the majority of us have experienced violent hallucinations recently."
[14:09:52] <TeslaTornado> "I would assume that, for once, our team has managed to gather a few hours' decent rest."
[14:13:29] <Balthazaar> "Well look alive ladies! While you've been sleeping another task force, Meta-19, has disappeared from a routine recon run. We've investigated the area and found a previously absent structure. Six stories, multiple windows single entrance. We believe Meta-19 is in there. You are being sent as a rescue and recovery force. Find what you can of Meta-19 and if possible bring them home and…
[14:13:31] <Balthazaar> …neutralize whatever has caused them to go dark."
[14:15:05] <TeslaTornado> Gavran glances at Branko. "You were a sapper, weren't you? This is right up your alley."
[14:15:19] <Wixelt> "Meta-19. I've never heard of them before. Is that a more recently established unit?"
[14:16:11] <TesKin> Branko nods. "Da."
[14:17:14] <TeslaTornado> "Or one not attached to this Site."
[14:17:28] <Balthazaar> "Yes they are Pommy. Hopefully soon they'll be a recently recovered unit."
[14:18:17] <Wixelt> ~…Pommy?~
[14:18:39] <TesKin> "Who is the leader of that task force?"
[14:18:59] <Balthazaar> "That would be one Jessica Sutherland."
[14:19:00] <Wixelt> ~What the hell does Pommy mean?!~
[14:19:04] <Wixelt> "…"
[14:19:18] <Wixelt> "Oh…"
[14:19:21] <TesKin> Branko's face is a mix of shock and confusion.
[14:19:27] <Wixelt> "Oh god…"
[14:19:37] <Wixelt> Wilson pales a little
[14:19:43] <Balthazaar> "Now, if there are no further que- What is it?"
[14:19:58] <TesKin> Branko quickly composes himself. "No."
[14:20:45] <TeslaTornado> "The dreams in question were about a task force, commanded by one Agent Jessica Sutherland, being brutally slaughtered."
[14:21:04] <TeslaTornado> Gavran grimaces.
[14:21:20] <TesKin> Branko looks down, trying to hide his face.
[14:22:07] <Wixelt> Wilson just shakes his head and mutters to himself
[14:22:30] <Balthazaar> "Yes, so I've heard. We believe that these are fiction, there have been several discrepancies in between them. Now, if there are no further questions corporal Jones will drive you to the site."
[14:22:36] <TesKin> After a coupple of secconds, Branko looks up. "Where are we going?"
[14:23:02] <TeslaTornado> "Aforementioned previously undocumented structure." Gavran walks to the jeep.
[14:23:31] <TesKin> Branko nods and follows Gavran, loading his shotgun as he walks.
[14:23:36] <Balthazaar> "Agent Gavrille is correct, it is at the same coordinates Meta-19 was sent
[14:23:39] <Balthazaar> ."
[14:24:08] <Wixelt> Wilson trudges after them, taking a seat in the back of the vehicle
[14:24:18] <TesKin> Branko climbs in.
[14:24:44] <TeslaTornado> Gavran makes a *hup* noise as he tosses his field research kit - really a large haversack and some scientific instruments, and several flashlights - into the back of the jeep, checks his Walther, and hops in.
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[14:25:28] <ShotgunFiend> Matt gets into the Jeep and checks over his weapons.
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[14:26:00] <Balthazaar> The Jeep takes off, headed north
[14:27:22] <Wixelt> Wilson looks out of the window, muttering things to himself every now and then.
[14:29:10] <TesKin> Branko finshes his coffee and puts the empty cup in his pack.
[14:29:10] <Balthazaar> The Jeep takes them offroad up North into homeimprovement, until it reaches a large building that definitely was not there before
[14:29:49] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks at the building, and, with just the slightest hint of sarcasm: "He's right, I've never seen this building before in my life."
[14:30:50] <Balthazaar> The jeep pulls up out the front of the big double doors
[14:31:04] <TesKin> Branko climbs out and looks at the building.
[14:31:22] <TeslaTornado> 4df+5 (Perception) Gavran's good at looking at things, but not quite so much at buildings
[14:31:23] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Perception) Gavran's good at looking at things, but not quite so much at buildings: 6 (4df+5=3+, 3+, 0, 4-)
[14:31:27] <Balthazaar> Branko, it looks like a big abandoned hospital
[14:31:40] <Wixelt> Wilson steps out of the vehicle and looks up at the structure.
[14:31:46] <Balthazaar> Gavran, all the windows are blocked from the inside
[14:31:53] <Wixelt> 4df+12 Wilson's perc is better
[14:31:54] <Glacon> Wixelt: Wilson's perc is better: 13 (4df+12=4-, 3+, 3+, 0)
[14:31:57] <TesKin> "Looks like an old hospital."
[14:32:05] <Wixelt> (And rather OP to behonest)
[14:32:27] <Balthazaar> Wilson, it smells like iron and you can hear heavy machinery from deep inside
[14:32:55] <TesKin> 4df+9 (Engineering + Combat Engineering) Lookin at buildy things.
[14:32:56] <Glacon> TesKin: (Engineering + Combat Engineering) Lookin at buildy things.: 8 (4df+9=4-, 0, 0, 0)
[14:32:59] <Wixelt> "Do… you guys hear that too?"
[14:34:06] <Wixelt> ~It's /that/ noise again!~
[14:34:24] <Balthazaar> Branko, you hear the machines too. Also, the building looks modern, well built, and exceptionally ordinary
[14:35:02] <TesKin> "Nothing out of the ordinary about it's construction. And da, I do hear those machines."
[14:35:12] <TeslaTornado> "All I hear is you talking. But the windows are boarded from the inside."
[14:35:21] <Wixelt> "Those goddamn machines…"
[14:35:36] <Balthazaar> Branko, you can tell through construction stuff there's going to be a basement
[14:35:38] <TeslaTornado> Gavran sets about getting out his field research kit.
[14:35:59] <TesKin> "The building has a basement."
[14:37:04] <Wixelt> "Of course it does…"
[14:37:07] <TeslaTornado> "Okay."
[14:37:14] <Wixelt> Nothing good ever happens in the basement.
[14:37:33] <TesKin> Branko walks to the door. He tries to open it.
[14:37:40] <TeslaTornado> 4df+11 (Science + First Means Best) Gavran sets up instruments to measure seismic activity, any energy discharges from the building, latent static buildup in the air - basically, any bad mojo going down - and monitors it.
[14:37:40] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Science + First Means Best) Gavran sets up instruments to measure seismic activity, any energy discharges from the building, latent static buildup in the air - basically, any bad mojo going down - and monitors it.: 10 (4df+11=0, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[14:37:40] <Balthazaar> 4df+8
[14:37:41] <Glacon> Balthazaar: 7 (4df+8=4-, 4-, 0, 3+)
[14:39:02] <Wixelt> Wilson follows closely behind Branko "I should've brought my crowbar"
[14:40:06] <Balthazaar> Gavran, you can detect slight seismic activity deep down, there are plenty of energy discharges from within. All through the place but especially in the basement, the east wing and the attic
[14:40:34] <Balthazaar> Branko, the door is very heavy
[14:40:45] <Balthazaar> STRENGTH
[14:41:04] <TesKin> 4df+6 STRONK MAN
[14:41:05] <Glacon> TesKin: STRONK MAN: 6 (4df+6=0, 4-, 0, 3+)
[14:41:56] <TeslaTornado> "I am receiving a great deal of seismic activity in the area beneath the building, and there's a lot of energy being expended and discharged inside, in two points in particular - the attic and the easternmost wing."
[14:42:11] <TeslaTornado> "I'm not an expert in buildings, but I would suggest we examine those areas first."
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[14:42:27] <Wixelt> "That would seem wise" Wilson nods
[14:42:41] <TesKin> Branko nods.
[14:43:11] <Balthazaar> Gavran. The most significant energy discharges are coming from the basement
[14:43:30] <Balthazaar> Branko, you need help with that door
[14:43:42] <TesKin> Branko grunts. "Could someone give me a hand?"
[14:44:05] <Wixelt> Wilson steps up to assist Branko
[14:44:30] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks at his equipment, and packs some of the remainder into his bag. He points a geiger counter warily at the door.
[14:44:51] <TeslaTornado> The remainder will stay set up outside, taking readings and measurements and doing other scientific things.
[14:45:08] <Balthazaar> Gavran, no radiation is present
[14:45:12] <Balthazaar> Literally none
[14:45:45] <Balthazaar> Wilson, STRENGTH
[14:46:10] <TeslaTornado> Not even your standard Earth-like background radiation?
[14:46:16] <Wixelt> 4df+2 Puny Person Push!
[14:46:16] <Glacon> Wixelt: Puny Person Push!: 1 (4df+2=0, 4-, 0, 0)
[14:46:24] <Wixelt> (Welp)
[14:46:35] <Balthazaar> Gavran. Not even earth background
[14:48:19] <Balthazaar> The door slowly swings open. It makes the sound of metal scraping on metal
[14:48:23] <TeslaTornado> 4df+3 (STR) Gavran goes over and pushes.
[14:48:23] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (STR) Gavran goes over and pushes.: 3 (4df+3=4-, 0, 0, 3+)
[14:48:29] <Balthazaar> /SCREEE/
[14:48:36] <TeslaTornado> "OH DEAR GOD THAT'S AWFUL."
[14:48:41] <TeslaTornado> "WHOEVER BUILT THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHOT."
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[14:49:07] <Wixelt> Wilson staggers forwards a little, before regaining his balance
[14:49:16] <Wixelt> He gazes into the open doorway
[14:49:26] <Balthazaar> Rust falls from above, but it is open now
[14:49:58] <TeslaTornado> Gavran produces a pair of flashlights and offers one to Wilson. Branko needs both hands for the shotgun.
[14:50:05] <TesKin> Branko raises his shotgun and steps in.
[14:50:10] <Balthazaar> The sound of grinding machinery and the scent of damp and rot and blood emenates from the faint and flickering light within
[14:50:27] <ShotgunFiend> "Well, that's what I'm here for." Matt chambers his rifle and sets into the room.
[14:50:40] <Wixelt> Wilson takes the flashlight, turns it on, and casts light upon the darkness.
[14:50:54] <TeslaTornado> ~Reminds me of that place under Kabul…~ Gavran crinkles his nose and draws his upper lip up in disgust. He also lights up his flashlight, sticking close to Matt, who he doesn't know.
[14:52:20] <Balthazaar> The interior is all made of rusty, sticky cast iron
[14:52:43] <Wixelt> Wilson frowns "How old is this place?"
[14:53:05] <Balthazaar> Dirty and tattered plastic sheeting covers the walls, and flickering fluorescent lights hang from above
[14:53:50] <TeslaTornado> Gavran pouts. "There's really no way to tell without performing a chemical test on the wall, finding the keystone or finding the schematics."
[14:54:09] <TesKin> "I may be able to tell."
[14:54:13] <TeslaTornado> "And judging by the way this building just… Materialized as it did, I doubt that any of those things - ah."
[14:54:27] <Balthazaar> Papers lay scattered about, and there are signs of a fight around
[14:54:34] <ShotgunFiend> "Agreed." He looks to Branko, eyebrow raised.
[14:54:50] <TesKin> 4df+9 (Engineering + Combat Engineering) Branko looks at the wall for signs of how old the rock is.
[14:54:50] <Glacon> TesKin: (Engineering + Combat Engineering) Branko looks at the wall for signs of how old the rock is.: 7 (4df+9=4-, 0, 4-, 0)
[14:54:59] <Balthazaar> Bullet holes from automatic weapons, blood, and broken dolls
[14:55:04] <TeslaTornado> Gavran gently tugs a pair of latex gloves onto his hands and reads over the papers.
[14:55:10] <Wixelt> Wilson pales a little "I guess even the most experienced of soldiers can be out of their league sometimes…"
[14:55:17] <Balthazaar> Branko, it's new. Less than a week old
[14:55:24] <ShotgunFiend> "Keep in mind that looks don't necessarily mean anything. Anomalies have a tendency to be able to fuck with time."
[14:55:42] <ShotgunFiend> Matt keeps an eye out for any movement in the room.
[14:55:50] <Wixelt> He frowns at the dolls distastefully
[14:56:15] <Balthazaar> You're all standing in a sort of lobby. There's a big desk ahead of you with three hallways leading to the front, left and right
[14:56:18] <TesKin> Branko frowns. "About a week old."
[14:56:43] <Balthazaar> There are also a few other doors here and there
[14:57:09] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks back at Matt and smiles a faint, eccentric smile. "You probably don't even know the half of it."
[14:57:18] <Balthazaar> Gavran, it's a medical file. A hemaphroditic child who was undergoing psychological treatment here
[14:57:45] <TeslaTornado> He files this paper away and gathers several more.
[14:57:52] <Wixelt> Wilson looks at the hallways and shakes his head "I think it's best we all stick together. So with that in mind, which route do we take?"
[14:57:53] <ShotgunFiend> Matt looks at Gavran, dead serious. "I guarantee you I do. Fall in." Matt begins walking down the middle/front hallway.
[14:58:08] <Balthazaar> PERCEPTION
[14:58:15] <TeslaTornado> Each paper is stored in a separate plastic sleeve, like a comic display sleeve, and put into his haversack.
[14:58:19] <TeslaTornado> 4df+5 (Perc) Oh shit.
[14:58:19] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Perc) Oh shit.: 3 (4df+5=4-, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[14:58:25] <Wixelt> "Well that answers that then" Wilson follows step behind Matt
[14:58:25] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+8
[14:58:26] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: 10 (4df+8=3+, 3+, 4-, 3+)
[14:58:34] <Wixelt> 4df+12
[14:58:34] <Glacon> Wixelt: 11 (4df+12=4-, 3+, 0, 4-)
[14:58:37] <TesKin> 4df+3
[14:58:38] <Glacon> TesKin: 3 (4df+3=0, 4-, 3+, 0)
[14:59:12] <Balthazaar> Matt, Wilson, you both hear a muffled groan come from behind the reception desk
[14:59:34] <Wixelt> Wilson glances over at the reception desk.
[14:59:45] <ShotgunFiend> Matt holds up a closed fist. He lowers his rifle in that direction and gives it a wide berth, circling around behind it.
[15:00:16] <TesKin> Branko stops moving. He points his shotgun where Matt has his rifle pointed.
[15:00:32] <Wixelt> Wilson pulls out his pistol slowly
[15:00:44] <TeslaTornado> Gavran straightens up. He points his flashlight at the reception desk, keeping it out of Matt's eyes.
[15:01:10] <Wixelt> He also raises his flashlight
[15:01:58] <TesKin> Branko waits for Matt to move.
[15:02:23] <ShotgunFiend> Matt casts a glance behind him when he notices every one focused on the desk. He continues moving around, trying to get a look behind the desk without getting close to it.
[15:03:16] <Balthazaar> Matt, there's a man behind the desk. Except he's only wearing briefs. His arms and legs have long, stitched up gashes down them. His mouth hangs open, the teeth and tongue missing. Where his eyes should be, big glass buttons have been bloodily embedded in. The man breathes raggedly and groans again
[15:03:47] <ShotgunFiend> I'm assuming there's no identification on him?
[15:03:51] <Wixelt> (Can the others see this?)
[15:04:21] <Balthazaar> (If they look behind the desk they can)
[15:04:43] <Balthazaar> Matt, there's foundation issue fatigues by him, along with dog tags around his neck
[15:04:44] <TesKin> Branko steps up next to Matt, keeping his gun trained on the area where the groan came from.
[15:04:55] <Wixelt> Wilson glances around the back of the desk and gasps, covering his mouth in shock
[15:05:22] <TeslaTornado> Gavran keeps an eye on the perimeter. He attributes the gasps to weak constitutions.
[15:05:30] <ShotgunFiend> Matt motions for Branko to keep his weapon trained on the man, while he himself moves forward cautiously.
[15:05:45] <ShotgunFiend> "Identify yourself."
[15:05:46] <TesKin> Branko nods.
[15:05:47] <Balthazaar> The man sort of wriggles a little and moans, seemingly unable to move his extremities
[15:06:08] <Wixelt> Wilson staggers away from the scene, and goes to help Gavran secure the perimeter
[15:06:20] <Balthazaar> Matt, you can see his tongue and teeth have been removed
[15:06:30] <Balthazaar> He won't be talking any time soon
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[15:07:18] <ShotgunFiend> Matt approaches the man and lets his rifle hang from his sling. He kneels down and draws his army knife.
[15:07:21] <TeslaTornado> Gavran patrols the reception area, collecting and storing papers.
[15:07:33] <Balthazaar> Gavran, you find a map!
[15:07:45] <TeslaTornado> :D
[15:07:51] <TeslaTornado> That's literally Gavran's face.
[15:08:07] <Wixelt> Wilson looks around the room for anything of use.
[15:08:18] <TeslaTornado> "This makes our job slightly easier." He inserts it into another translucent plastic sleeve and attempts to examine it.
[15:09:01] <Balthazaar> There's more to it, but the hallway to the left leads to the East wing, the hallway to the front leads to the stairs up, and the left hallway leads to the elevators and stairs down to the basement
[15:09:11] <Balthazaar> Wilson, PERCEPTION
[15:09:21] <Wixelt> 4df+12
[15:09:22] <Glacon> Wixelt: 11 (4df+12=4-, 3+, 0, 4-)
[15:09:48] <ShotgunFiend> Matt uses his knife to sever the chain of the dog tags and takes them, putting them into his pocket. He puts his hand on the man's head to hold it still and draws his knife quickly and cleanly across the man's neck, putting him out of his misery.
[15:10:32] <Balthazaar> Wilson, you find a crowbar and a bunch of dolls. They've got shiny black glass buttons and floppy limbs
[15:10:56] <Balthazaar> The man gurgles a bit and is quickly dead
[15:11:06] <Wixelt> Wilson scowls at the dolls, but takes the crowbar.
[15:11:20] <TesKin> Branko lowers his shotgun. "What is the name on the tags?"
[15:11:30] <TeslaTornado> Gavran notes the scowl. And the dolls. And looks over at the other two, noting the gurgle.
[15:11:35] <ShotgunFiend> Matt stands up and walks away from the now dead man. He starts again for the middle hallway, motioning for people to follow. "Did anyone find anything?" He looks at the tags.
[15:11:38] <Wixelt> (Now wilson can duel wield crowbars in future runs)
[15:11:39] <Balthazaar> The dogtags identify him as Agent James Mason from Meta-19
[15:12:00] <TeslaTornado> "Map." Gavran walks towards Matt, reaching just in time to see the "OH GOD WHAT"
[15:12:25] <TeslaTornado> He visibly recoils from the dead glass-eyed man.
[15:12:32] <ShotgunFiend> "Agent Mason, Meta-19."
[15:12:32] <TesKin> Branko steps away from the agent. he walks over to Matt.
[15:12:45] <TesKin> Branko nods. "One of Jess's men."
[15:12:54] <Wixelt> Wilson returns to the group.
[15:13:10] <TeslaTornado> Gavran examines the body. He experimentally taps one of the limbs with his shoe.
[15:13:14] <Wixelt> He sees the dead man lying there.
[15:13:17] <Balthazaar> 4df+12
[15:13:17] <Glacon> Balthazaar: 12 (4df+12=4-, 3+, 0, 0)
[15:13:28] <ShotgunFiend> "It would seem so." He pockets the tags again and ignores Gavran's outburst. "Fall in. We need to get a move on."
[15:13:34] <Wixelt> He pales a little, but tries to shrug it off ~It's fine. He was suffering~
[15:13:54] <Balthazaar> Gavran, the limb you poke is limp. Like there's no bones in it
[15:13:54] <Wixelt> Wilson nods.
[15:14:00] <TesKin> Branko turns to follow Matt.
[15:14:14] <Wixelt> He secures the crowbar through a loop in his belt, then follows after the others
[15:14:17] <TeslaTornado> Gavran makes a slight "ghhk" noise - like he's choking back his bile - and falls in.
[15:16:14] <Balthazaar> The hallway is dark as pitch
[15:16:29] <Wixelt> Wilson flicks his flashlight back on.
[15:16:41] <Balthazaar> There are doors lining both sides, some open, some closed
[15:16:50] <TesKin> Branko raises his shotgun.
[15:17:07] <ShotgunFiend> Matt needs both hands for his rifle, so isn't holding his own flashlight.
[15:17:14] <Balthazaar> There's a sharp bend in the hallway
[15:17:27] <ShotgunFiend> He looks into any open doors, and assuming he doesn't see any people, continues moving on.
[15:17:46] <ShotgunFiend> He calls for a halt at the corner and falls first into line, close to the corner.
[15:17:50] <TesKin> Branko looks at the sharp bend. "I'll check it."
[15:18:10] <Balthazaar> Matt, you see a lot of blood and the occasional doll laying about, along with one room with meat hooks hanging on chains
[15:18:21] <TeslaTornado> gavran's had his flashlight on the whole time, Trebek
[15:18:25] <Wixelt> Wilson aims the flashlight around the corner to illuminate it for Branko, though he doesn't go around himself.
[15:18:43] <TesKin> Branko leans around the corner and looks down the hall.
[15:18:51] <TeslaTornado> Gavran fumbles his handgun out of its holster.
[15:19:32] <Balthazaar> Branko, at the end of the hall you see another man
[15:20:03] <TesKin> "Another wounded man." Branko steps around the corner, keeping his shotgun trained on him.
[15:20:10] <ShotgunFiend> Matt steps behind Branko and raises his rifle beside him.
[15:20:27] <TeslaTornado> Gavran steps after Matt and raises his pistol in one hand, keeping his flashlight trained on the dood.
[15:20:30] <Balthazaar> He's against a set of double doors, suffering the same fate at the man behind reception. Except he's been crucified against the doors
[15:20:35] <TesKin> Branko walks towards the man.
[15:20:55] <ShotgunFiend> Matt follows close behind.
[15:21:08] <ShotgunFiend> "Someone keep an eye open behind us."
[15:21:18] <TeslaTornado> Gavran keeps an eye open behind them.
[15:21:32] <Wixelt> Wilson takes one look at the poor man, grimaces, then turns the other way to stand guard.
[15:21:57] <TesKin> Branko extends his hand and pulls the tags from around the mans neck.
[15:22:10] <TesKin> Assuming he has any.
[15:22:15] <Balthazaar> This man is dead, unlike the first
[15:22:18] <Balthazaar> He does
[15:22:44] <TesKin> Branko looks at the tags.
[15:22:49] <Balthazaar> Agent Harry Wolfe
[15:22:59] <Balthazaar> PERCEPTION
[15:23:07] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+8 wootwoot
[15:23:07] <TesKin> "Harry Wolfe. Another of Jess's men."
[15:23:07] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: wootwoot: 6 (4df+8=4-, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[15:23:14] <TesKin> 4df+3 Sheit
[15:23:15] <Glacon> TesKin: Sheit: 4 (4df+3=3+, 3+, 4-, 0)
[15:23:19] <Wixelt> 4df+12
[15:23:19] <Glacon> Wixelt: 13 (4df+12=0, 3+, 0, 0)
[15:23:27] <TeslaTornado> 4df+5 I MIGHT AS WELL BE BLIND
[15:23:28] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: I MIGHT AS WELL BE BLIND: 2 (4df+5=4-, 4-, 0, 4-)
[15:23:57] <Balthazaar> Gavran, there's some rather lovely wallpaper in the room beside you
[15:24:02] <Balthazaar> Everyone else
[15:24:23] <Balthazaar> There are heavy, lumbering footsteps coming closer from behind the door
[15:24:37] <Balthazaar> And it's getting colder
[15:24:41] <Wixelt> Something clicks in Wilson's head.
[15:24:46] <ShotgunFiend> "Back. Back, /now./"
[15:24:50] <Wixelt> He pales and pulls out his gun
[15:24:52] <ShotgunFiend> Matt back away from the door.
[15:25:00] <Wixelt> Then backs away
[15:25:08] <TeslaTornado> Gavran gestures towards the room next to them. "In here, go." He says in hushed tones.
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[15:25:16] <TesKin> "Footsteps." Branko waits for Matt to get behind him and starts backing away, keeping his shotgun trained on the door.
[15:26:07] <Wixelt> "Branko, y- you remember the whole thing with the guy with the sickles?"
[15:26:10] <ShotgunFiend> "No, don't back yourselves into another room."
[15:26:22] <ShotgunFiend> "Back the way we came. Move."
[15:26:50] <TesKin> Branko is still covering the door.
[15:26:51] <TeslaTornado> "Back down the only path the thing can foll - fine, okay." Gavran backpedals towards the corner.
[15:27:00] <TeslaTornado> Harsh whispering.
[15:27:09] <Balthazaar> Through the grimy windows of the double doors you can see something getting very close. Whatever you're going to do, you should do it fast
[15:27:09] <Wixelt> Wilson jogs down the corridor, glancing over his shoulder frequently
[15:27:40] <TesKin> Branko reaches the corner. "What now?"
[15:28:04] <ShotgunFiend> "That depends. How do you like your chances shooting that thing to death?"
[15:28:23] <TeslaTornado> "Slim to none. We need to hide."
[15:28:25] <Balthazaar> *CRUNCH*
[15:28:40] <TeslaTornado> "And quickly."
[15:28:42] <ShotgunFiend> "Hiding won't save us or Meta-19. Don't forget your mission."
[15:28:44] <Wixelt> "If it's what I think it is, we're going to need something bigger than infan- Crap!"
[15:29:04] <Balthazaar> Something heavy just slammed into the door, which buckles inward a bit
[15:29:06] <ShotgunFiend> "Branko. They said you were a sapper, do you have anything on you?"
[15:29:27] <TesKin> "Der'mo. No."
[15:29:30] <TeslaTornado> "Meta-19 is dead. And we can't do any good by entering a standoff with something we can't even establish visual contact with."
[15:30:22] <Balthazaar> *CRUNCH*
[15:30:27] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks at the map again.
[15:30:38] <TeslaTornado> 4df+5 (perc) Find a way around
[15:30:39] <ShotgunFiend> Matt looks at Garvan, hiding fury behind a deathly serious look. "We don't know that for certain. Now stand your ground or be court martialled for mutiny."
[15:30:39] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (perc) Find a way around: 7 (4df+5=3+, 0, 3+, 0)
[15:30:58] <Wixelt> "We need to move back! It'll be here any second!"
[15:31:04] <Balthazaar> Gavran, the only ways that lead anywhere are the three main hallways
[15:31:17] <Balthazaar> There's no way around
[15:31:29] <TeslaTornado> Gavran gives Matt a look of astonished disdain. "Check another one of the hallways."
[15:31:35] <TeslaTornado> "There's no way around it."
[15:31:37] <TesKin> Branko grunts. "If it is as big as it sounds, it will have trouble moving around in these tight hallways."
[15:32:26] <Balthazaar> *CRUNCH*
[15:32:34] <Balthazaar> *THUD*
[15:32:41] <ShotgunFiend> "We are not in the Foundation to back down from a fight. This is our job and if you are unwilling to complete your mission, in this case is to potentially /save the lives of friendlies/ then on my word you will not step foot back on my site." Matt growls and trains his rifle on the door.
[15:32:48] <Wixelt> Wilson begins to back off towards the reception
[15:32:58] <TeslaTornado> "Our job is to /study/ these things, not /get killed by them/."
[15:33:04] <Wixelt> He raises his gun at where he expects the thing to emerge
[15:33:05] <Balthazaar> One door is knocked off its hinges
[15:33:09] <ShotgunFiend> "IS THAT CLEAR?"
[15:33:26] <TesKin> Branko keeps his shotgun trained on the corner. "BOTH OF YOU ARE ACTING LIKE CHILDREN!"
[15:33:37] <TesKin> "NOW GET READY TO FUCKING SHOOT IT~"
[15:33:50] <TesKin> !*
[15:33:54] <Balthazaar> *CRUNCH*
[15:33:58] <Balthazaar> *THUD*
[15:34:01] <ShotgunFiend> Matt grits his teeth and searches for a target.
[15:34:07] <Balthazaar> There goes the other one
[15:34:16] <Wixelt> Wilson keeps his gun trained
[15:34:30] <TeslaTornado> 4df+2 (Ranged) "THERE! I'M FUCKING SHOOTING IT! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? NOW WE'RE GOING TO ALL DIE BURIED TO OUR KNEES IN SPENT BRASS!" POPOPOPOPOPOPOP
[15:34:30] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Ranged) "THERE! I'M FUCKING SHOOTING IT! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? NOW WE'RE GOING TO ALL DIE BURIED TO OUR KNEES IN SPENT BRASS!" POPOPOPOPOPOPOP: 3 (4df+2=4-, 3+, 0, 3+)
[15:35:14] <ShotgunFiend> Matt searches for anything that looks like a weakness. Eyes, joints, and the likes, and opens fire.
[15:35:18] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+10 BLAT
[15:35:18] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: BLAT: 7 (4df+10=4-, 0, 4-, 4-)
[15:35:53] <TesKin> 4df+9 (Ranged + Close Quarters Training) DOUBBLE BARREL JUSTICE
[15:35:53] <Glacon> TesKin: (Ranged + Close Quarters Training) DOUBBLE BARREL JUSTICE: 8 (4df+9=0, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[15:35:53] <Wixelt> Wilson takes several shots
[15:35:57] <Wixelt> 4df+2
[15:35:58] <Glacon> Wixelt: 0 (4df+2=4-, 4-, 3+, 4-)
[15:36:03] <Balthazaar> An enormous man steps through the doorway. He'd be 8ft if he stood up straight. It's very muscular, and shirtless. Rusty metal ribs pierce through its skin, it's face is blank, and it's carrying a large, weaponized pickaxe in its hands
[15:37:00] <Wixelt> Memories of dreams of being impaled flash through Wilson's mind.
[15:37:10] <Wixelt> He begins to back away quickly
[15:37:35] <TeslaTornado> Memories of being impaled flash through Gavran's mind as well. Not by Cyborg Charles Atlas with a pickaxe, but just the same.
[15:38:41] <Balthazaar> Gavran, your shots make their mark, but it doesn't seem to care. Matt, your bullet pierces through the things chest and splatters red out the back, staggering it. Branko, your shots hit the things head and neck respectively, obliterating both
[15:38:41] <ShotgunFiend> Matt makes a mental note to report two of his team member when he gets back to the site. He fires again, aiming for the eyes.
[15:39:04] <TeslaTornado> Gavran reloads and fires again, retreating down the hallway to reception.
[15:39:23] <Wixelt> As he backs away Wilson fires off a number of further shots.
[15:39:26] <Balthazaar> The thing staggers back, dropping the pickaxe and groping at the walls and bleeding black and yellow ichor
[15:39:26] <TeslaTornado> 4df+2 (Ranged) ~Wonderful, bullets don't work! How unexpected.~
[15:39:27] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Ranged) ~Wonderful, bullets don't work! How unexpected.~: 4 (4df+2=3+, 3+, 4-, 3+)
[15:39:27] <Wixelt> 4df+2
[15:39:28] <Glacon> Wixelt: -1 (4df+2=0, 4-, 4-, 4-)
[15:40:01] <Balthazaar> It starts falling backward
[15:40:05] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+10 Round 2. This time for real.
[15:40:05] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: Round 2. This time for real.: 10 (4df+10=3+, 0, 0, 4-)
[15:40:53] <Balthazaar> Matt, your round hits perfectly as it falls back, entering just under the ribcage and exiting out the top of the things head.
[15:41:09] <Balthazaar> It topples over and big black bugs crawl out
[15:41:11] <TesKin> Branko reloads and shoots again
[15:41:37] <ShotgunFiend> Matt pulls back the bolt and loads another round, pushing the bolt forward. He watches to see if it gets back up.
[15:41:44] <TesKin> 4df+7 (Ranged + CQT) DOUBBLE BARREL JUSTICE 2.0
[15:41:45] <Glacon> TesKin: (Ranged + CQT) DOUBBLE BARREL JUSTICE 2.0: 7 (4df+7=0, 0, 3+, 4-)
[15:42:00] <Balthazaar> It's hand is blown off by the shotgun. it moves no more
[15:42:06] <TesKin> (I fucked up my last roll by hitting 9 instead of 7, my bad)
[15:42:13] <Balthazaar> The hallway behind it looks to be on fire
[15:42:19] <TeslaTornado> Gavran keeps on backing towards reception. His gun clicks on empty.
[15:42:38] <Balthazaar> Gavran, you bump into the desk, ouch
[15:42:44] <Balthazaar> Might leave a slight bruise
[15:42:46] <TesKin> Branko reloads again. He starts backing away from the body.
[15:42:47] <ShotgunFiend> Matt looks at the beast and reloads, putting the half-empty magazine into a pocket. He turns to look at the two who ran away.
[15:42:52] <TeslaTornado> thump
[15:43:25] <TeslaTornado> Gavran is still keeping his gun trained on the thing's corpse, futilely clicking away with his Walther, attempting to climb onto the reception desk.
[15:43:42] <TesKin> He turns and looks at Matt. "They are not trained like us."
[15:43:46] <Balthazaar> The desk is covered in half dry blood
[15:43:57] <Balthazaar> Might not be a good idea to climb on it
[15:44:04] <ShotgunFiend> Matt advances on Garvan. He puts his hand on his wrist and removes the gun from his hand, putting on the counter.
[15:44:07] <TeslaTornado> Gavran doesn't climb it.
[15:44:29] <ShotgunFiend> He looks into Garvan's eyes silently before turning back to look down the hall with the monster.
[15:44:32] <Balthazaar> PERCEPTION
[15:44:38] <TeslaTornado> He blinks when his wrist is grabbed, then looks at his gun on the counter, as if mystified by how it appeared there.
[15:44:44] <TeslaTornado> 4df+5 (PERC)
[15:44:45] <TesKin> 4df+3 Wut
[15:44:45] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (PERC): 6 (4df+5=3+, 0, 4-, 3+)
[15:44:45] <Glacon> TesKin: Wut: 1 (4df+3=4-, 0, 0, 4-)
[15:44:51] <Wixelt> 4df+12
[15:44:51] <Glacon> Wixelt: 12 (4df+12=3+, 0, 0, 4-)
[15:44:55] <Balthazaar> Matt, the monster lays there and has many bugs crawling out of its holes
[15:45:09] <Wixelt> Wilson has backed up almost all the way to the reception by this mpoint
[15:45:24] <Wixelt> He shakes his head "That thing…"
[15:45:29] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+8 whoops
[15:45:30] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: whoops: 10 (4df+8=3+, 0, 0, 3+)
[15:45:35] <Wixelt> "That thing was…."
[15:45:47] <ShotgunFiend> "It's dead."
[15:45:53] <TeslaTornado> "Huge and terrifying, yes."
[15:46:05] <Wixelt> "…it was in my dreams"
[15:46:17] <Balthazaar> WILSON PERCEPTION
[15:46:30] <Wixelt> (Wilson has already Percepted)
[15:46:35] <Balthazaar> oops
[15:46:36] <Wixelt> (He got a 12)
[15:46:42] <Balthazaar> Everyone but Branko
[15:46:56] <Balthazaar> You notice that the hallway on the right is no longer a hallway
[15:47:02] <Balthazaar> It is a room
[15:47:17] <Wixelt> Wilson looks at the room "Uh…"
[15:47:26] <Balthazaar> With red light filtering out and a repetitive scraping sound coming out
[15:47:31] <Balthazaar> Screee
[15:47:35] <Balthazaar> SCREEE
[15:47:41] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks at the hallway-that-is-a-room, and squints. He looks at the map, wondering if it's oh god that awful noise.
[15:47:41] <Balthazaar> /SCREEE/
[15:47:45] <Wixelt> Wilson begins to back away
[15:47:50] <Balthazaar> Also
[15:47:51] <ShotgunFiend> Matt backpedals slowly and trains his rifle on the room.
[15:47:54] <TeslaTornado> He snags his gun and retreats to the far wall, still reading the map.
[15:48:17] <TesKin> (Branko hears the noise I'm assuming?)
[15:48:24] <Balthazaar> Branko does
[15:48:59] <TesKin> Branko starts backing towards the group.
[15:49:46] <Wixelt> "All of this, it's directly linked to the hallucinations…"
[15:49:59] <Wixelt> "So anything we've seen in those could easily turn up here"
[15:50:25] <ShotgunFiend> Matt almost growls and moves towards the room, gun raised.
[15:50:31] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks at Wilson. "Wonderful! Next I assume we'll actually be seeing Satan himself?"
[15:50:40] <TesKin> Branko nods, and follows Matt, shotgun raised.
[15:50:58] <ShotgunFiend> "Already been there…" Matt says in reply to Garvan.
[15:51:13] <TeslaTornado> Gavran reloads his pistol and takes another look at the bugs coming out of the dude, making a mental note to jar one of them and take it back to the site.
[15:51:34] <Balthazaar> A figure similar to the other one that was just killed lumbers into the doorway. But this one is standing tall, has a flap of skin stapled over its face, looks much stronger, and holds a massive sickle in each hand. The sickles both have serrated edges with bits of flesh hanging from them
[15:51:39] <Wixelt> Wilson reloads his pistol, then follows behind Matt and Branko, albeit a little behind them.
[15:52:03] <Balthazaar> It rumbles from deep within its chest
[15:52:17] <TesKin> 4df+7 (Ranged + CQT) KILL IT DEAD
[15:52:18] <Glacon> TesKin: (Ranged + CQT) KILL IT DEAD: 6 (4df+7=4-, 0, 0, 0)
[15:52:22] <Wixelt> Wilson stops in his tracks, begins shaking his head, and starts to back away again "No, no, no…."
[15:52:46] <Wixelt> Memories of a certain paper bag flash through his mind.
[15:52:54] <ShotgunFiend> Matt cracks his neck. "What?" He asks calmly. "Didn't learn from your friend?" He takes aim and blasts the beast with multiple springfield 30-08 rounds.
[15:52:58] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+10
[15:52:58] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: 10 (4df+10=3+, 0, 0, 4-)
[15:53:16] <TeslaTornado> 4df+2 (Ranged) "WHY."
[15:53:17] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Ranged) "WHY.": 1 (4df+2=3+, 0, 4-, 4-)
[15:53:18] <Balthazaar> Behind it you can see three more people in the room, two of them in the same condition as the man behind the desk. The third still with an eye left and strapped to a table. Bones lay scattered about
[15:53:48] <Wixelt> "No, no, no, no…"
[15:53:53] <Balthazaar> All the shots hit
[15:54:14] <Wixelt> Wilson keeps his gun trained on the creature, but doesn't fire
[15:54:43] <Balthazaar> They pierce the skin, but only Matt's seems to do anything. It seems irritated and rumbles louder, stalking towards them
[15:54:48] <ShotgunFiend> "Wilson." Matt says without looking back. "Shoot the bastard."
[15:54:55] <TesKin> Branko reloads and fires again
[15:55:03] <TesKin> 4df+7 (Ranged + CQT)
[15:55:04] <Glacon> TesKin: (Ranged + CQT): 8 (4df+7=3+, 3+, 0, 4-)
[15:55:11] <TeslaTornado> 4df+2 (Ranged) "WHY. AGAIN."
[15:55:11] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Ranged) "WHY. AGAIN.": 2 (4df+2=3+, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[15:55:17] <Wixelt> Wilson blinks a couple of times, then pulls the trigger
[15:55:18] <ShotgunFiend> As does Matt, aiming for the neck.
[15:55:23] <Wixelt> 4df+2 Crapshoot
[15:55:24] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+10 Boom, baby.
[15:55:24] <Glacon> Wixelt: Crapshoot: 3 (4df+2=0, 4-, 3+, 3+)
[15:55:24] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: Boom, baby.: 11 (4df+10=4-, 3+, 3+, 0)
[15:56:38] <Balthazaar> Branko, your blast hist it square in the stomach. It grunts
[15:56:48] <Balthazaar> Matt, your shot hits dead on.
[15:57:14] <Balthazaar> Ahole is blasted in the things throat, and you see vertebra fly out the back
[15:57:36] <ShotgunFiend> If it doesn't fall, Matt slings his rifle to his back, pulling the strap tight. He gets low and sprints towards the thing.
[15:59:15] <Balthazaar> It doesn't fall. It simply swings one of it's scythes
[15:59:26] <Balthazaar> .ch M, G, B, W
[15:59:26] <Glacon> Balthazaar: M
[15:59:31] <Balthazaar> At Matt
[15:59:52] <ShotgunFiend> Makes sense. He /is/ running towards it.
[15:59:55] <Balthazaar> 4df+11
[15:59:55] <Glacon> Balthazaar: 10 (4df+11=3+, 4-, 4-, 0)
[16:00:35] <Wixelt> Wilson continues to fire shots
[16:00:37] <Wixelt> 4df+2
[16:00:38] <ShotgunFiend> Let's see, uh yes that is higher than Matt's best agi, so hello PDef.
[16:00:38] <Glacon> Wixelt: -1 (4df+2=4-, 0, 4-, 4-)
[16:00:52] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+4 which is also coincidentall lower than that
[16:00:52] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: which is also coincidentall lower than that: 3 (4df+4=0, 4-, 4-, 3+)
[16:01:39] <TesKin> (Oh no.)
[16:01:40] <ShotgunFiend> coincidentally*
[16:02:55] <Balthazaar> The scythe shears through meat and bone like butter, down his chest diagonally
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[16:04:22] <Wixelt> "Matt!" Wilson reloads again and empties another clip into the thing "You Bastard!"
[16:04:25] <Wixelt> 4df+2
[16:04:26] <Glacon> Wixelt: 1 (4df+2=4-, 0, 3+, 4-)
[16:04:26] <Balthazaar> It makes a sound like a combination of cutting through a tough steak and sawing wood
[16:04:43] <ShotgunFiend> Matt yells. It's hard to tell whether it's from defiance or pain, but he yells. He swing's his rifle around and plants the barrel under the monster's ribcage and uses his excessive training the unload all five rounds into the thing in just a couple of seconds.
[16:04:45] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+10
[16:04:45] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: 7 (4df+10=4-, 4-, 4-, 0)
[16:04:49] <ShotgunFiend> glacon pls
[16:04:50] <TeslaTornado> Gavran makes another "ghk" noise, recalling an occasion in Bosnia.
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[16:05:00] <TesKin> Branko drops his gun and rushes towards Matt.
[16:05:11] <Balthazaar> Wilson, you get it's attention. It turns to "look" at you
[16:05:37] <Balthazaar> Matt, the bullets go in, but not out again
[16:05:43] <Wixelt> Wilson pales, and backs up slightly.
[16:06:17] <ShotgunFiend> Matt grimaces and ignores the hell out of his chest. He dives between the thing's legs and reloads his rifle.
[16:06:39] <TeslaTornado> Gavran moves in a direction perpendicular to Wilson and Big Cheese.
[16:06:39] <Balthazaar> (Buy it dinner first MAtt)
[16:06:47] <ShotgunFiend> (Never.)
[16:06:50] <ShotgunFiend> (He's married.)
[16:07:48] <Balthazaar> The monster stomps towards Wilson
[16:07:48] <ShotgunFiend> The beast may or may not notice another few rounds being planted into the base of its skull in quick succession.
[16:07:51] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+10
[16:07:52] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: 10 (4df+10=3+, 4-, 4-, 3+)
[16:08:08] <Balthazaar> They hit and enter the skull
[16:08:17] <Balthazaar> It stumbles severely
[16:08:27] <Wixelt> Wilson speeds up the rate a which he backs away
[16:08:38] <TesKin> Branko draws his trusty revolver and unloads into it
[16:08:48] <TesKin> 4df+7 (Ranged + CQT)
[16:08:49] <Glacon> TesKin: (Ranged + CQT): 7 (4df+7=3+, 4-, 3+, 4-)
[16:08:54] <Wixelt> He tries to reload his pistol again, but finds that he's out out ammunition.
[16:08:57] <Wixelt> "Crap…"
[16:09:00] <Balthazaar> 4df+11 it roars and swings at Matt again
[16:09:01] <Glacon> Balthazaar: it roars and swings at Matt again: 11 (4df+11=0, 4-, 0, 3+)
[16:09:17] <ShotgunFiend> "Oh, you're shitting me." He tries rolling out of the way.
[16:09:20] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+4
[16:09:20] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: 5 (4df+4=4-, 3+, 0, 3+)
[16:09:26] <ShotgunFiend> (AGI)
[16:09:55] <Balthazaar> The main strength of the swing comes from the fact that it's falling like a felled tree
[16:10:11] <TeslaTornado> 4df+2 (Ranged) "THIS IS FUCKING INSANITY" POPOPOPOP
[16:10:12] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Ranged) "THIS IS FUCKING INSANITY" POPOPOPOP: 0 (4df+2=0, 4-, 0, 4-)
[16:10:27] <Balthazaar> Matt PDEF
[16:10:32] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+4 ow
[16:10:32] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: ow: 7 (4df+4=3+, 0, 3+, 3+)
[16:10:39] <Balthazaar> (DC 6)
[16:10:48] <ShotgunFiend> (Not so ow!)
[16:11:05] <Wixelt> Wilson glances down at the crowbar on his belt, wondering if it would be any use.
[16:11:42] <Balthazaar> The scythe scrapes down Matts face and chest, cutting him open painfully, but not so deep as to be severe
[16:12:24] <ShotgunFiend> Matt clenches his fist around his combat knife and rolls the rest of the way out of the way, almost clumsily getting himself to his feet.
[16:12:34] <Balthazaar> Thee huge number of bullets being shot into the thing has taken its toll and it lays on the ground, unable to rise
[16:13:20] <ShotgunFiend> Matt moves back over to the thing and drives his knife into the thing's spinal cord, pounding it farther in with his boot.
[16:13:26] <TesKin> Branko walks over to it, reloading quickly.
[16:13:41] <Balthazaar> It crunches and the thing slumps
[16:14:18] <Wixelt> Wilson breathes a sigh of relief, and strides over to the body.
[16:14:24] <TeslaTornado> Gavran stays waaaaay back.
[16:14:30] <TesKin> Branko crosses to Matt.
[16:14:42] <ShotgunFiend> He grips the handle of the knife and twists it with some amount of finality and yanks it out, wiping the blade on his already bloodstained shirt. Speaking of, he takes his shirt off after sheathing his knife and ties it tightly around his chest wound, grimacing.
[16:14:43] <Wixelt> "This thing…"
[16:15:07] <ShotgunFiend> "We need to keep moving. Someone is alive in there." He growls. Matt begins walking slowly to the room.
[16:15:13] <Wixelt> Wilson glances over at the red glowing doorway
[16:15:16] <Wixelt> He nods
[16:15:25] <Wixelt> Then follows behind Matt.
[16:15:27] <TeslaTornado> Gavran stays about ten paces behind everyone else.
[16:15:35] <TesKin> Branko jogs back to grab his shotgun, then jogs back to Matt.
[16:15:39] <Balthazaar> In the room, the two with the button eyes and floppy limbs simply moan
[16:16:03] <Wixelt> Wilson grimaces at them ~I'm sorry, i'm so sorry…~
[16:16:16] <Wixelt> He averts his eyes from them
[16:16:19] <ShotgunFiend> ~Note to self… Pack a first aid kit…~ Matt looks around the room, a permanent grimace on his face.
[16:16:26] <TesKin> Branko crosses to them and checks their tags.
[16:16:30] <Wixelt> He focuses on the others in the room
[16:16:36] <Balthazaar> The other man on the table has no teeth and only one button eye. It's clear his arms and legs are deboned
[16:17:01] <Balthazaar> He's alive and shaking in terror
[16:17:19] <TeslaTornado> Gavran reloads his pistol, gingerly stepping around Big Cheese.
[16:17:47] <Balthazaar> The ID tags read "Cheryl Garrett" and "Mark Garrett"
[16:18:22] <TesKin> Branko frowns. "Cheryl Garrett and Mark Garrett."
[16:18:34] <ShotgunFiend> Matt leans down and uses his knife and cut off one of his pant legs below the knee. He cuts that in half longways and uses the first half to wrap around his head to stem the bleeding of that cut, and uses the second half the better pad his chest wound.
[16:19:11] <Wixelt> Wilson looks over at the man on the table and shakes his head "Good god, what did that thing do to you…"
[16:19:19] <TeslaTornado> Gavran watches from the doorway.
[16:19:31] <Balthazaar> "H-help… Help me…" The man on the table mutters
[16:19:50] <ShotgunFiend> Matt walks slowly over to the man. "What's your name."
[16:19:53] <TesKin> Branko crosses to him.
[16:19:57] <Wixelt> Wilson attempts to lift him from the table.
[16:20:07] <Wixelt> "Come on, let's get you out of here"
[16:20:13] <ShotgunFiend> "Wilson." Matt says in a negative tone.
[16:20:20] <Wixelt> "Wat?"
[16:20:24] <Wixelt> *What
[16:20:27] <Balthazaar> "Agent Makari Komorov…" He's heavy, Wilson
[16:20:39] <ShotgunFiend> "Put him down."
[16:21:12] <ShotgunFiend> Matt's eye twitches ever so slightly.
[16:21:19] <ShotgunFiend> "Where is your team."
[16:21:24] <Wixelt> Wilson ignores Matt on purpose "W- what did that thing do to you?!"
[16:21:34] <TeslaTornado> Gavran's head tilts. He goes over and drags Wilson off the Bulk.
[16:21:40] <TeslaTornado> Incredible Bulk*
[16:21:44] <ShotgunFiend> Matt does /not/ enjoy being ignored.
[16:21:54] <Wixelt> Wilson pushes Gavran away.
[16:22:02] <TeslaTornado> 4df+3 (STR) DADDY MODE ACTIVATE
[16:22:02] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (STR) DADDY MODE ACTIVATE: 3 (4df+3=4-, 3+, 3+, 4-)
[16:22:09] <ShotgunFiend> He looks at Wilson, fury in his eyes, calm on his face.
[16:22:16] <Wixelt> "He was one of our's before"
[16:22:33] <Balthazaar> "Dead… Captain went into basement… Don't know if she's alive… Never thought I'd be glad to see your ugly mugs again…"
[16:22:56] <TesKin> "Wilson, we will send in a team to recover the bodies. Now is not the time."
[16:23:09] <ShotgunFiend> "I know." Matt growls. He looks back at Makari. "And I'm still not glad to see yours." He grits his teeth. "Where is the basement."
[16:23:09] <TeslaTornado> Gavran is six feet tall and almost two hundred pounds of SLAB BEEF.
[16:23:20] <Balthazaar> Gavran, you lift him
[16:23:21] <TeslaTornado> "Basement access is the hallway opposite this one."
[16:23:27] <Wixelt> "Bodies- Matt, this man is alive!"
[16:23:28] <TeslaTornado> (I lift Wilson?)
[16:23:40] <Balthazaar> Makari
[16:23:49] <TeslaTornado> (I wasn't lifting Makari, I was yanking Wilson off)
[16:23:50] <Balthazaar> I mean drag Wilson off
[16:24:01] <Balthazaar> ( /yeah/ you were)
[16:24:08] <Wixelt> (…)
[16:24:18] <ShotgunFiend> Matt nods and does a 180 and begins walking to the opposite hallway.
[16:24:25] <TesKin> Branko follows him.
[16:24:31] <TeslaTornado> Gavran's face looks something like http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/003/878/1237917779613a.jpg
[16:24:50] <ShotgunFiend> On his way there, he reloads his rifle's magazine with the spare ammo from his first magazine.
[16:24:54] <Balthazaar> Matt, you can see stairs leading down
[16:25:16] <TesKin> Branko checks to see if his shotgun is loaded.
[16:25:27] <TesKin> He closes it and keeps following Matt.
[16:25:53] <ShotgunFiend> Matt starts down the stairs, slinging his rifle to his back and drawing his handgun.
[16:26:05] <Balthazaar> Makari smiles at Wilson. "No I'm not, I was the first killed."
[16:26:18] <Balthazaar> Wilson, Makari decays before your eyes
[16:26:20] <TesKin> Branko raises his shotgun.
[16:26:43] <Wixelt> Wilson, doing his best to ignore Gavran's scary face, stares at the decaying man in fear.
[16:26:49] <Wixelt> "Makari?"
[16:27:00] <Wixelt> Wilson backs off in shcok
[16:27:01] <Balthazaar> He rots into bones
[16:27:03] <Wixelt> *shock
[16:27:09] <TeslaTornado> Gavran turns his disappointed face at the rotting corpse.
[16:27:17] <Balthazaar> Except for his limbs, there's no bones there
[16:27:22] <TeslaTornado> It's now a combination between http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/003/878/1237917779613a.jpg and "I'm going to vomit"
[16:27:39] <Wixelt> "No, no, no, no…"
[16:27:50] <ShotgunFiend> Matt continues down the stair
[16:27:52] <ShotgunFiend> stairs*
[16:28:11] <Balthazaar> Matt, the sound of heavy machinery grows as you decend
[16:28:11] <TesKin> Branko is still following
[16:28:13] <Wixelt> Wilson stares at Makari's remains.
[16:28:25] <TeslaTornado> Gavran goes outside to check his instruments. And also catch his breath.
[16:28:26] <Wixelt> ~He was… the first…"
[16:28:28] <Wixelt> *~
[16:28:49] <Balthazaar> Makaris remains have a neat hole in the head. looks like a bullethole
[16:28:52] <Balthazaar> Gavran
[16:28:57] <Balthazaar> The door is shut
[16:29:12] <TeslaTornado> Gavran walks unknowingly into a closed door. thwomp
[16:29:52] <Wixelt> Wilson turns and dashes out to the reception, looking around for where the others went.
[16:30:08] <TeslaTornado> Gavran has faceplanted into a door.
[16:30:12] <Balthazaar> Wilson, you can hear Matt and Brankos footsteps as they head down
[16:30:53] <Wixelt> Wilson unhooks the crowbar from his belt, then follows them down.
[16:31:18] <TeslaTornado> Gavran ponders the door.
[16:31:20] <TeslaTornado> It's a nice door.
[16:31:22] <TeslaTornado> Very door-like.
[16:31:37] <Balthazaar> Gavran, you are now alone in the room with the monster
[16:31:48] <Balthazaar> Which is starting to get up
[16:31:59] <Balthazaar> MAtt, Branko, you reach the bottom
[16:32:04] <ShotgunFiend> If Matt knew that, he would be very upset.
[16:32:10] <Balthazaar> PERCEPTION
[16:32:15] <ShotgunFiend> Matt keeps his handgun trained on… stuff.
[16:32:17] <ShotgunFiend> 4df+8
[16:32:17] <Glacon> ShotgunFiend: 9 (4df+8=3+, 4-, 3+, 0)
[16:32:24] <Wixelt> 4df+12 Wilson is about half way down the stairs
[16:32:25] <Glacon> Wixelt: Wilson is about half way down the stairs: 12 (4df+12=0, 0, 3+, 4-)
[16:32:48] <TesKin> 4df+3
[16:32:48] <Glacon> TesKin: 2 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 4-)
[16:32:59] <TeslaTornado> Gavran squeals and fucks off.
[16:33:04] <TeslaTornado> DOWN THE STAAAAAIRS
[16:33:33] <Balthazaar> Matt, you see the door at the end of the hallway
[16:33:50] <Balthazaar> Wilson, you reach the bottom and notice all the blood
[16:34:01] <Balthazaar> Branko, you notice Matt is beside you
[16:34:08] <Wixelt> "Jesus…"
[16:34:28] <Balthazaar> Gavran, you hear the doors shoved open
[16:34:28] <ShotgunFiend> Matt continues cautiously stepping forward, being siiillleeent
[16:34:44] <TesKin> Branko follows him.
[16:34:55] <Wixelt> Wilson glances around, and frowns
[16:35:11] <Balthazaar> Wilson, Matt and Branko are up ahead
[16:35:16] <TeslaTornado> Gavran is too busy zipping down the stairs. "THE THING WITH THE STUFF IS BACK"
[16:35:24] <TeslaTornado> He makes sickles with his fingers and grimaces.
[16:35:41] <Balthazaar> Gavran, you probably make it down real quick.
[16:36:15] <Wixelt> Wilson looks at Gavran, then at the stairs behind him "Crap…"
[16:36:17] <Balthazaar> Branko, you feel a growing sense of dread as you approach that door
[16:36:18] <TeslaTornado> He does! He practically falls down the stairs.
[16:36:39] <TeslaTornado> But for fear of ending up in another wheelchair, doesn't dump it and get himself killed.
[16:37:02] <Balthazaar> Matt, Branko, you reach the door
[16:37:35] <TesKin> Branko looks at Matt. "You open it. I'll go through."
[16:37:38] <Wixelt> Wilson grips his crowbar hard, and stares at the stairs
[16:38:16] <ShotgunFiend> Matt nods and stands to the side. He turns the knob and pulls it open quickly.
[16:38:16] <Balthazaar> Wilson, you hear no footsteps coming down the stairs
[16:38:20] <ShotgunFiend> Assuming it's not locked.
[16:38:26] <Balthazaar> It's not locked
[16:38:34] <Balthazaar> The room inside is…
[16:38:36] <Balthazaar> Nice
[16:38:42] <Balthazaar> Like a childs bedroom
[16:38:44] <TesKin> Branko steps in and looks around.
[16:38:58] <Wixelt> "Crap!"
[16:39:01] <Balthazaar> It's bright and soft with a bed and nice lights
[16:39:20] <Wixelt> Wilson yells over his shoulder "It's coming down the stairs!"
[16:39:28] <Balthazaar> There is another door opposite the one you just entered, but there's also something on the bed
[16:39:36] <TesKin> Branko looks at the thing on the bed.
[16:39:37] <TeslaTornado> "What's coming down the stairs?" Gavran looks up the stairs.
[16:39:41] <Balthazaar> Wilson, you /don't/ hear anything on the stairs
[16:39:46] <ShotgunFiend> Matt glances inside. ~Bullshit. This is bullshit.~
[16:40:10] <Wixelt> "Well given what you just said, i'd say that thing with the sickles!"
[16:40:30] <Wixelt> Wilson says this exasperatedly.
[16:40:55] <TeslaTornado> "It was moving when I was in the lobby!" Gavran puts on his Disappointed Dad face again.
[16:41:15] <Wixelt> "Exactly!"
[16:42:17] <TeslaTornado> "Then /why/ wouldn't I warn you all?"
[16:42:41] <Balthazaar> Branko, it's a little doll, about a foot tall. It looks to be made out of human string, with one eye a shiny black glass button, shining dimly. It has a pull cord on the back… And it's hair is red and just like Sutherlands
[16:42:49] <Balthazaar> *Human skin
[16:43:48] <ShotgunFiend> Matt watches.
[16:43:54] <TesKin> Branko reaches out to pull the cord, his hands shaking.
[16:43:57] <ShotgunFiend> ~Still bullshit. Fuck this.~
[16:44:57] <Wixelt> Wilson keeps his eyes trained on the stairs.
[16:45:17] <Wixelt> There's nothing he can really do at long range, but he can give the other's warning
[16:45:37] <Balthazaar> The cord is pulled and slowly starts retracting into her back. The glass button lights up. "Branko, it's been so long… You found m-" Sutherlands voice cuts out as the cord is fully withdrawn
[16:45:39] <TeslaTornado> Gavran also keeps an eye on the stairs. Too bad he's lost count of his bullets.
[16:45:46] <Balthazaar> Wilson, Gavran
[16:46:01] <Balthazaar> You hear a baby crying upstairs
[16:46:07] <Balthazaar> And it's getting louder
[16:46:12] <TeslaTornado> Gavran's eyebrows kick up.
[16:46:18] <TeslaTornado> His Daddy Instincts kick in.
[16:46:46] <TeslaTornado> "Child crying. Upstairs. Infant." He relays this back into the room.
[16:46:53] <TeslaTornado> "Getting louder"
[16:47:04] <TesKin> Branko doesn't notice. He pulls the string on the dolls back.
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[16:48:00] <Balthazaar> Wilson, Gavran, you see a…thing coming down. It's like a babys head growing from a slugs body, but about 6 ft long
[16:48:16] <TeslaTornado> "OH GOD WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT YOU ARE NOT A CHILD WHAT"
[16:48:23] <TeslaTornado> "WHAT ARE YOU"
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[16:48:42] <Balthazaar> Sutherland: "What have they done to me?"
[16:48:52] <Balthazaar> Wilson, Gavran, you see a…thing coming down. It's like a babys head growing from a slugs body, but about 6 ft long
[16:49:27] <Wixelt> Wilson backs away "WE'VE GOT COMPANY!!!" He screams over his shoulder
[16:49:33] <TesKin> Branko makes a choked sound.
[16:50:10] <TeslaTornado> Gavran goes to fire his gun-
[16:50:12] <TeslaTornado> Ah fuck, it's empty.
[16:50:45] <Balthazaar> The giant babyslug rears up and wails
[16:51:19] <TeslaTornado> Gavran wails back at it.
[16:51:30] <Wixelt> Wilson backs away further. He is also out of ammunition.
[16:51:38] <TeslaTornado> It's a rising shriek of dismay and horror. "AaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHhHHHHHHHHH"
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[16:51:44] <TesKin> Branko hears this, along with Gavran's wail, but he doesn't act on it.
[16:51:45] <Balthazaar> The babyslug advances
[16:52:39] <TesKin> Branko's face is a mix of pure rage and terror.
[16:52:50] <Wixelt> Wilson backs up to the door of the room "Any time now Matt"
[16:53:43] <TesKin> Branko turns and storms out of the room, glaring at the babyslug. He walks towards the thing and grabs it.
[16:53:46] <TeslaTornado> Gavran flops over backwards and continues screaming, propelling himself along the floor with his feet.
[16:54:10] <TesKin> 4df+6 (STR)
[16:54:11] <Glacon> TesKin: (STR): 6 (4df+6=0, 0, 0, 0)
[16:54:22] <Balthazaar> The slug is grabbed!
[16:54:28] <Balthazaar> It struggles in vain
[16:54:35] <TesKin> Branko tries to rip the little fucker in half.
[16:54:41] <Balthazaar> Melee
[16:55:17] <TesKin> 4df+7 (Melee + CQT) PISSED RUSSIAN IS STRONK RUSSIAN
[16:55:17] <Glacon> TesKin: (Melee + CQT) PISSED RUSSIAN IS STRONK RUSSIAN: 8 (4df+7=3+, 0, 4-, 3+)
[16:55:32] <Balthazaar> Branko succeeds in ripping it in half
[16:55:46] <Balthazaar> The final door sits closed by Matt
[16:56:12] <TesKin> He throws the halfs down and glares around at Wilson and Gavran.
[16:56:25] <TesKin> There are tears tracking down his face.
[16:57:08] <Wixelt> "Bran- What happened in there?!"
[16:57:16] <Balthazaar> Wilson my hear Amber sobbing from behind it
[16:57:33] <TesKin> Branko says nothing.
[16:57:35] <Balthazaar> Gavran may hear his little girl sobbing behind it
[16:57:45] <Balthazaar> Matt May hear Emily sobbing behind it
[16:57:47] <Wixelt> Wilson frowns at Branko, but is quickly dstracted "Amber..? ~No, not again…~
[16:58:02] <TesKin> Branko turns to the door. He's still looking for shit to break.
[16:58:10] <TeslaTornado> gavran's up immediately.
[16:58:14] <TesKin> He crosses to it and starts punching the shit out of it.
[16:58:16] <Balthazaar> The door looks breakable
[16:58:22] <Balthazaar> Melee
[16:58:22] <TeslaTornado> He RAMS THE DOOR AT FULL SPEED.
[16:58:34] <Balthazaar> Melee
[16:58:34] <TesKin> 4df+7 (Melee + CQT)
[16:58:34] <Glacon> TesKin: (Melee + CQT): 7 (4df+7=0, 3+, 4-, 0)
[16:58:37] <TeslaTornado> 4df+3 (STR) TWO HUNDRED POUNDS OF SLAB BEEF
[16:58:37] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (STR) TWO HUNDRED POUNDS OF SLAB BEEF: 1 (4df+3=0, 4-, 0, 4-)
[16:59:06] <Balthazaar> The two of you go through the door like a hot knife through butter
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[16:59:23] <TesKin> Branko is /still/ looking for things to hit.
[16:59:29] <TesKin> He looks around the room.
[16:59:45] <Balthazaar> Matt, the last door has just been knocked down by Gavran and Branko
[16:59:53] <Balthazaar> You can hear Emily crying from within
[17:00:04] <Wixelt> Wilson frowns heavily at the source of the noise.
[17:00:28] <TeslaTornado> Gavran rolls on the floor, not quite sure how to follow through with the whole "badass door smash" thing.
[17:00:34] <Balthazaar> In the room, right in the middle, is a hospital bed
[17:00:54] <TesKin> If anyone speaks Russian, you may hear Branko muttering "She doesn't deserve this."
[17:01:01] <Balthazaar> On it is a child. Their chest is cut open with a tube leading in the hole
[17:01:29] <ShotgunFiendM> Matt growls and moves towards the crying, so far against his better judgement.
[17:01:33] <Balthazaar> She's crying in the voices of Amber, Gavrans daughter and Emily. At the same time
[17:01:50] <TesKin> (what does Branko hear? or is it nothing?)
[17:01:52] <Wixelt> Wilson frowns at the hospital bed, and steps up to the girl "…W- what are you…?"
[17:02:12] <Balthazaar> All around her bed is about a dozen people with limp limbs, button eyes and gaping, moaning mouths
[17:02:23] <TeslaTornado> Gavran rolls to his feet and looks at the girl.
[17:02:30] <TeslaTornado> Does this look like the same tube that was sticking out of Francis?
[17:02:36] <Balthazaar> Brank hears crying, but of no one familiar
[17:02:50] <Balthazaar> Gavran, no, a very different tube
[17:03:04] <TesKin> Branko ignores the crying. He's still ripshit pissed and looking for stuff to hit.
[17:03:15] <TeslaTornado> Gavran follows the tuuuuube.
[17:03:45] <Balthazaar> "You broke my dolls…"
[17:03:59] <Balthazaar> The voice of the child is very deep. Masculine
[17:04:25] <TesKin> Branko looks at the thing. He storms over to it and considers beating the shit out of it.
[17:04:44] <Wixelt> "Dolls- you're sick!"
[17:04:57] <ShotgunFiend> Matt clenches his jaw.
[17:04:57] <TeslaTornado> ~Masculine voice, feminine body…~
[17:05:02] <Balthazaar> "I went to all the effort of getting them here and making them pretty and you break them!"
[17:05:05] <TeslaTornado> Gavran remembers the document he read earlier.
[17:05:18] <TeslaTornado> "You're the hermaphrodite!"
[17:05:25] <TeslaTornado> "The one that was brought here for treatment!"
[17:05:51] <Balthazaar> "NO I'M NOT" The people on the floor moan and wail
[17:06:02] <TeslaTornado> "OKAY NO YOU'RE NOT I WAS WRONG"
[17:06:05] <TesKin> Branko is still crying noiselessly.
[17:06:14] <TeslaTornado> Gavran goes back to Tube-Tracking.
[17:06:36] <Balthazaar> The child looks to Branko. "Give her back… She's my favorite…"
[17:06:47] <ShotgunFiend> Matt's face twitches. He checks the people for identification.
[17:06:53] <Balthazaar> The tube leads to a large industrial looking machine
[17:06:53] <TesKin> Branko's face twists into a mask of pure rage.
[17:07:11] <TesKin> He grabs the… thing by the face and starts squeezing.
[17:07:15] <TeslaTornado> Gacran inspects the large industrial looking machine.
[17:07:27] <Balthazaar> Matt, you find the names of several agents, all with dog tags. A few missing civillians too
[17:07:28] <TeslaTornado> Gavran*
[17:07:37] <Balthazaar> The machine looks like a jet engine
[17:07:47] <ShotgunFiend> Matt clenches his fist and collects all and any dog tags.
[17:08:00] <Balthazaar> The thing on the bed wails. "I'll play with you all too!"
[17:08:11] <TeslaTornado> ~What is a jet engine doing in the basement of a hospital~
[17:08:15] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks for a control panel.
[17:08:27] <Balthazaar> Gavran, it doesn't seem to have one
[17:09:15] <ShotgunFiend> "That wouldn't be the best idea." Matt snarls at the thing.
[17:09:19] <TeslaTornado> Is the jet engine-y thing connected to anything else?
[17:09:36] <Balthazaar> Gavran, it disappears into the wall
[17:09:49] <Balthazaar> Branko, Melee to crush its face
[17:09:57] <Wixelt> Wilson grips his crowbar "You tormented me…"
[17:10:07] <TeslaTornado> "What does this thing do?!" Gavran shouts from over on the other side of the room, unaware of the face-crushing violence.
[17:10:12] <TesKin> 4df+7 (Melee + CQT)
[17:10:12] <Glacon> TesKin: (Melee + CQT): 7 (4df+7=4-, 3+, 4-, 3+)
[17:10:17] <Balthazaar> "I LED YOU HERE"
[17:10:33] <Balthazaar> The things face is crushed like an overripe melon
[17:10:49] <TesKin> Branko just starts beating the shit out of it.
[17:11:04] <TeslaTornado> Gavran hears a splorch noise. "What was that? Did someone figure out what this thing is?"
[17:11:05] <ShotgunFiend> Matt watches him. His face twitches again.
[17:11:07] <Wixelt> Wilson shuts his eyes, and shakes his head
[17:11:16] <Balthazaar> The body twitches spasmodically as it is pounded by Brankos fists
[17:11:28] <TeslaTornado> He inspects the superstructure of the machine with his flashlight.
[17:11:40] <TeslaTornado> 4df+5 (Science) what do
[17:11:41] <Glacon> TeslaTornado: (Science) what do: 4 (4df+5=4-, 3+, 0, 4-)
[17:11:50] <Balthazaar> The machine seems to be rusting away extremely rapidly
[17:12:20] <TeslaTornado> "- It's decaying quite rapidly!"
[17:12:23] <TeslaTornado> "Something's happened!"
[17:12:25] <Balthazaar> Falling apart before your eyes
[17:12:37] <TeslaTornado> "No no nonononono!"
[17:12:46] <Balthazaar> Wilson, there's a paper bag on the floor
[17:13:22] <TesKin> Branko is still going to town on the thing on the table.
[17:13:26] <TeslaTornado> Gavran desperately attempts to intuit the purpose of the machine as it falls apart in front of it.
[17:13:32] <TeslaTornado> of him*
[17:13:47] <Balthazaar> It seems to have been what was keeping the thing alive
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[17:14:27] <TeslaTornado> Gavran sprints around, trying to find any kind of identifying markings on it.
[17:14:31] <Wixelt> Wilson glances down at the paper bag distastefully
[17:14:32] <Balthazaar> Branko, the body is falling to pieces
[17:14:38] <TeslaTornado> "Nononononono!"
[17:14:41] <TesKin> He keeps on beating.
[17:15:22] <ShotgunFiend> Matt walks over to Branko and grabs him by the wrists, gently at first, then very firmly.
[17:15:25] <Balthazaar> It's becoming red paste
[17:15:31] <ShotgunFiend> "Stop."
[17:15:58] <TesKin> Branko stops. He's covered in blood, and goop from the babyslug.
[17:16:05] <TesKin> He says nothing.
[17:16:07] <Wixelt> Wilson crouches down to look at the bag
[17:16:25] <Wixelt> Very clearly trying to ignore the beating.
[17:16:40] <ShotgunFiend> Matt slowly turns him away from the red paste and lets go of his wrists.
[17:16:58] <Balthazaar> Wilson, the bag is empty
[17:17:19] <TesKin> Branko is turned. He still hasn't said anything. His face is still twisted in anger.
[17:17:20] <ShotgunFiend> "Our mission here is done. Objective remains unaccomplished. It's time we go home."
[17:17:52] <Balthazaar> Matt, it looks like the dog tags you collected are the entirety of Meta19
[17:18:04] <Wixelt> Wilson frowns at it, then stands up and nods.
[17:18:19] <ShotgunFiend> He knows that. He turns back to the door and begins walking back to the stairs.
[17:18:23] <Balthazaar> The living dolls simply lay clustered about the bed
[17:18:26] <TeslaTornado> Gavran looks at the chunks of rust and fragmented metal that comprised the machine.
[17:18:36] <TeslaTornado> He frowns.
[17:18:44] <Balthazaar> Gavran, it's pretty much red sludge by now
[17:18:51] <Wixelt> Wilson follows behind him
[17:19:07] <TesKin> Branko stops in the childs room, looking at the doll on the bed.
[17:19:14] <Balthazaar> Matt, Wilson, the front door is wide open
[17:19:22] <Balthazaar> Branko, the doll lays there
[17:19:44] <TesKin> Branko is muttering in Russian.
[17:19:56] <Wixelt> Wilson steps out and gets into the car, remaining silent
[17:20:42] <Balthazaar> The army man takes one looks at Wilson and Matt and looks grim. "… You know, we offer amnestics for traumatic missions…"
[17:21:12] <Wixelt> "I'm good, thanks"
[17:21:24] <Wixelt> "I would still know something was wrong"
[17:21:24] <TeslaTornado> Gavran goes upstairs.
[17:21:46] <Balthazaar> Gavran, the huge thing is gone
[17:21:53] <TesKin> Branko walks out and heads to the car, trying to light a cigarette.
[17:22:04] <TesKin> He's failing because his hands are shaking.
[17:22:18] <ShotgunFiend> "No." Matt says simply. His chest is completely bloodstained and there are lines of blood running from his forehead all the way down to his chin, down his neck, and running into the pants tied around his chest. It's really amazing that he's still walking as well as he is.
[17:22:22] <Balthazaar> The doll remains wherever Branko put it
[17:22:42] <TesKin> He left it on the bed.
[17:22:53] <ShotgunFiend> Matt takes the dozen or so dog tags out of his pants pocket and gives them to the army man. "Mission failure."
[17:23:02] <ShotgunFiend> He climbs into the jeep and waits.
[17:23:19] <TeslaTornado> Gavran scans the building and picks up remains of whatever he grabs.
[17:23:39] <TesKin> Branko throws his cigarette on the ground and yells in frustration.
[17:23:39] <TeslaTornado> Mostly documents, fragments of the machine, blood and tissue samples from the dolls and the Thing On The Bed.
[17:23:47] <Balthazaar> The man takes the dog tags. "…Thank you son… We'll get you back home and patched up as soon as possible
[17:23:57] <Balthazaar> ."
[17:23:58] <TeslaTornado> Also a strange red-haired doll he failed to notice on his first pass, which he secrets away in his haversack.
[17:25:34] <Balthazaar> The dolls moan in pain when he takes the samples
[17:25:39] <TesKin> Branko climbs into the car. He's still coated in blood and gore.
[17:25:48] <TeslaTornado> Gavran climbs into the jeep when all of this is done.
[17:26:20] <Balthazaar> The army man drives them back to the base, the hospital shrinking in the rearview mirror

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