[2016-05-22 18:44:18] <Nemi> Cool. RIGHT. Quick run-down. There's been a string of disappearances from the seaside fishing village of San Lorenzo, Spain, not related to the larger and more prominent San Lorenzo. Fishing vessels that went out over the past three days have not been returning with the exception of one, La Costanza, a large trawler that floated out a few hundred yards out of the harbour. Strange storms
[2016-05-22 18:44:18] <Nemi> and fog have accompanied the ship's return, and the villagers, already spooked by the disappearances, called the state to investigate. A Foundation contact intercepted the communications and dispatched you guys instead. [CONT]
[2016-05-22 18:47:05] <Nemi> So, at present, the lot of you are in a small boat motoring your way on toward the floating hulk out in the middle of the sea. Despite the Mediterranean clime, it's weirdly cold and grey out, the boat pressing on through a curtain of thick mist through which the silhouette of La Costanza can be seen looming like a still monolith. The sound of the engine and the water is all that can
[2016-05-22 18:47:05] <Nemi> be heard beyond each of you. Who are you, and what are you doing?
[2016-05-22 18:47:59] <SpookyBee> Katya is in the boat, a sword on her hip and a pistol on her thigh. She looks about the water, keeping her senses open.
[2016-05-22 18:49:03] <Talonair> Kit is readying her gear. Given the isolation from civilians, she's brought her more esoteric gear for this one. Namely, concealed jump pack, sword in a bag to protect it from salt water for the time being, dagger at her hip with her revolver, and StG-44 on her back
[2016-05-22 18:50:03] <SpookyBee> Ah yes, clothing. Katya has her usual field gear, with a swimsuit beneath in case things need to get wet.
[2016-05-22 18:50:32] <madness_> Jo's scanning their surroundings, pistol in a shoulder holster. Not much else, save for a knife on his waist. FN FAL's sitting on his lap while he watches for suspicious water ripples.
[2016-05-22 18:51:06] <Talonair> Kit'll be driving the boat if no one else is
[2016-05-22 18:51:09] <Wogglebug> Samuel is there, watching out for movement on the ship, or just safe points where they might want to enter through. He's dressed in dark fatigues, with his usual gear (gun, baton, handcuffs, etc.) on a belt around his waist.
[2016-05-22 18:52:06] <Nemi> It's hard to make out details of the ship from here. Mostly a motor-driven trawler, with a large deck and a forward cabin. The hold's probably expansive. Still, as the motorboat rumbles onward, PERC all.
[2016-05-22 18:52:27] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 Watching out.
[2016-05-22 18:52:27] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Watching out.: 8 (4df+5=0, 3+, 3+, 3+)
[2016-05-22 18:52:31] <madness_> 4df+4 hubba whaaa (PERC)
[2016-05-22 18:52:31] <Glacon> madness_: hubba whaaa (PERC): 7 (4df+4=3+, 3+, 3+, 0)
[2016-05-22 18:52:34] <Talonair> 4df+3 Waaa
[2016-05-22 18:52:34] <Glacon> Talonair: Waaa: 2 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 4-)
[2016-05-22 18:52:43] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 I C U
[2016-05-22 18:52:43] <Glacon> SpookyBee: I C U: 5 (4df+4=4-, 3+, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 18:54:33] <Nemi> Wow. Okay then.
[2016-05-22 18:56:09] <Nemi> While Kit doesn't make out much in particular, the others.. The ship itself seems crusted with sea life, as if it had spent days under the surface. Barnacles stud the sides, seaweeds hang from the railings like curtains and coral-like growths have begun to deform the cabin area. There's no signs of life from here and it's ridiing fairly low in the water. Still too high to easily, say,
[2016-05-22 18:56:09] <Nemi> just climb manually- though you could probably use the seaweed like rigging to climb on up onto the deck.
[2016-05-22 18:56:45] <Talonair> Kit is focused on sailing
[2016-05-22 18:57:10] <Wogglebug> "Looks like it got dredged up out of the water. When did this ship go missing, again? That's a lot of growth."
[2016-05-22 18:57:23] <Nemi> About three days ago.
[2016-05-22 18:57:46] <Wogglebug> "We could probably climb up there, along the side." He points.
[2016-05-22 18:57:53] <SpookyBee> Katya can use her WHIP! Ahah! "It could be a day or a month, I couldn't tell you left from right… I'm no florist, or… Marine biologist?"
[2016-05-22 18:58:26] <Nemi> Actually, with their rolls, Sam and Jo would both realize the big ship isn't moving as much as it really should given where it sits in the water. It's- barely moving at all, even.
[2016-05-22 18:58:47] <madness_> ".. Maybe around a couple of days? Don't know my sea life too well. Why is it so still?"
[2016-05-22 18:59:15] <Talonair> "Maybe it ran aground?"
[2016-05-22 18:59:18] <SpookyBee> "Maybe it's run on-rock? Could be jammed."
[2016-05-22 18:59:35] <Wogglebug> "Water isn't that shallow, though. Shouldn't be, anyway."
[2016-05-22 19:00:57] <Wogglebug> "Be careful pulling in, though."
[2016-05-22 19:01:01] <Nemi> There's no sound of seabirds. No sound of much of anything, really. And pulling up alongside the vessel, there's a scent like rotting fish and salt.
[2016-05-22 19:01:21] <Nemi> The motorboat coasts on the surface of the water. No real risk of running aground, but just in case.. Kit! ENGI to operate the boat!
[2016-05-22 19:01:25] <Talonair> Kit pulls up as smoothly as she can
[2016-05-22 19:01:36] <Talonair> 4df+5 Whee
[2016-05-22 19:01:37] <Glacon> Talonair: Whee: 8 (4df+5=0, 3+, 3+, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:02:01] <Nemi> No trouble at all. Kit guides that in with precision. It'd just be a quick climb to get on the deck. It's so quiet..
[2016-05-22 19:02:17] <SpookyBee> "I don't know, some rocks can get pretty big. Maybe giant stalagmite or… Whichever one points up.?"
[2016-05-22 19:02:29] <Wogglebug> Samuel shrugs.
[2016-05-22 19:02:29] <Talonair> Kit starts climbing. "You were right the first time."
[2016-05-22 19:03:20] <Wogglebug> Samuel checks his belt and follows after Kit. "So do we have a plan? We should rendezvous here if we're separated."
[2016-05-22 19:03:34] <madness_> Jo shrugs, too. "This place gives me the creeps." And climbs on up after slinging the FAL over his shoulder.
[2016-05-22 19:03:44] <Talonair> "Stay together if possible, if not, teams of two."
[2016-05-22 19:04:04] <Wogglebug> "Roger."
[2016-05-22 19:04:37] <SpookyBee> Katya climbs!
[2016-05-22 19:04:38] <Nemi> Climbing is easy. Just a quick STR or AGI.
[2016-05-22 19:04:45] <SpookyBee> 4df+5 STROOOONNK
[2016-05-22 19:04:45] <Glacon> SpookyBee: STROOOONNK: 7 (4df+5=0, 3+, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:04:47] <Talonair> 4df+9 (STR+AACC)
[2016-05-22 19:04:47] <Glacon> Talonair: (STR+AACC): 8 (4df+9=4-, 0, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:04:49] <madness_> 4df+6 AGI
[2016-05-22 19:04:49] <Glacon> madness_: AGI: 6 (4df+6=3+, 4-, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:04:51] <Wogglebug> 4df+4 Strength climb
[2016-05-22 19:04:53] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Strength climb: 4 (4df+4=0, 0, 4-, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:07:04] <Nemi> Everyone makes it up no problem, Kat and Kit having the easiest of it as they nearly sail up the hanging strands of tough, saltsoaked seaweed. The deck is crusted with sealife, including dozens of dead fish, sitting and rotting in random heaps. They're thickest in a pile near the centre of the deck, where the double doors to the hold are inset. The cabin itself has small windows facing
[2016-05-22 19:07:04] <Nemi> the deck, but they're tinted and crusted with salt, rendering them difficult to see through. There's a metal door, partly covered in barnacles, leading into the cabin area from here, and probably another door at the side. Now that you're up here.. PERC.
[2016-05-22 19:07:26] <Talonair> 4df+3 Kit's rifle is up, scanning
[2016-05-22 19:07:26] <Glacon> Talonair: Kit's rifle is up, scanning: 3 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:07:37] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 I C U 2
[2016-05-22 19:07:38] <Glacon> SpookyBee: I C U 2: 3 (4df+4=0, 0, 0, 4-)
[2016-05-22 19:07:41] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 Samuel was late to the party
[2016-05-22 19:07:41] <SpookyBee> ;u;
[2016-05-22 19:07:43] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Samuel was late to the party: 8 (4df+5=3+, 3+, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:07:48] <madness_> 4df+4 Jo was too!
[2016-05-22 19:07:48] <Glacon> madness_: Jo was too!: 4 (4df+4=0, 4-, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:08:35] <Nemi> Sam, in particular, hears something: It's hollow, muffled terribly, but it's like deep, ragged breathing from beneath one of the heaps of dead fish.
[2016-05-22 19:08:57] <Wogglebug> "Hear some breathing over by that pile of fish. Ragged, weak."
[2016-05-22 19:09:09] <SpookyBee> "Who's thinking aliens? This shit's usually aliens… I've got ten on aliens."
[2016-05-22 19:09:21] <Talonair> Kit takes the time to apply swordbelt, before covering the pile with her rifle
[2016-05-22 19:09:58] <Wogglebug> Samuel watches the perimeter, in case of an ambush.
[2016-05-22 19:10:25] <madness_> Jo looks to Sam, before slowly going over with Kit to the pile, FN FAL shouldered.
[2016-05-22 19:10:35] <Talonair> "I've got you covered."
[2016-05-22 19:10:46] <Nemi> So much tension, goodness. It's just something covered by fish. What could it possibly be?
[2016-05-22 19:11:06] <SpookyBee> Katya draws her pistol, loading a few rounds.
[2016-05-22 19:11:08] <Talonair> Pure concentrated evil?
[2016-05-22 19:11:12] <Wogglebug> "I'm thinking more fish monster."
[2016-05-22 19:11:25] <Talonair> "My bet's on occultism."
[2016-05-22 19:11:29] <Nemi> Whatever it is, it's not springing out of the pile to rip Jo's throat out.
[2016-05-22 19:11:56] <SpookyBee> "… Fish monster sounds like a nice change. If we kill it I'm taking the teeth."
[2016-05-22 19:12:04] <madness_> Jo looks to Kit, before nodding and going to poke at the pile, sweeping at it if he can with the barrel of his gun.
[2016-05-22 19:12:05] <Wogglebug> "How about we try containing, first."
[2016-05-22 19:12:49] <madness_> Sweeping away the fish, that is.
[2016-05-22 19:13:10] <SpookyBee> "Like I said, if. Not everything wants to come without blood."
[2016-05-22 19:13:38] <Wogglebug> He gives a short laugh.
[2016-05-22 19:13:51] <SpookyBee> "… Ew."
[2016-05-22 19:14:25] <Nemi> A bit of prodding and shifting the fish reveals what looks like a man! Though his skin is pallid and bloated with seawater, nibbled on here and there and showing signs of other sea life trying to nestle into his ragged raincoat and waterlogged clothes. His chest rises and falls, and as it does his staring, empty eyesockets twitch as if trying to blink despite lacking the tissue. The
[2016-05-22 19:14:25] <Nemi> wheezing is coming from the body. Worse, he seems to partly be fused to the desk, as if little outgrowths of pale flesh have rooted him down. And worse still, bulging from his abdomen and partly into his upper right torso, is something that looks like a membranous sack that twitches and pulsates with each 'breath'.
[2016-05-22 19:14:44] <Wogglebug> "Christ."
[2016-05-22 19:14:50] <Talonair> "….. Well that's horrifying."
[2016-05-22 19:15:24] <Wogglebug> "Don't suppose we have a medic with us?"
[2016-05-22 19:15:30] <SpookyBee> "…" Katya draws her sword. "… Fifty that those are eggs. I swear to god if there's snakes in there…"
[2016-05-22 19:15:48] <Nemi> Several of the fish nearby him look partly eaten with human-looking teethmarks.
[2016-05-22 19:16:09] <Talonair> She shakes her head. "He's beyond a medic's help. Let's keep moving, we're the scout party."
[2016-05-22 19:16:22] <madness_> ".. not a clue, and.. Looks like he was eating some of the fish."
[2016-05-22 19:16:36] <Wogglebug> Sam gives Katya a concerned, annoyed look.
[2016-05-22 19:16:50] <Wogglebug> "See if you can't get a response from him."
[2016-05-22 19:16:55] <Wogglebug> To Jo.
[2016-05-22 19:17:24] <Talonair> Kit scans elsewhere
[2016-05-22 19:17:34] <Wogglebug> Sam goes over to join Jo by the man.
[2016-05-22 19:17:51] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 PERC Katya sheathes, then looks around the deck for anything else.
[2016-05-22 19:17:52] <Glacon> SpookyBee: PERC Katya sheathes, then looks around the deck for anything else.: 4 (4df+4=3+, 0, 0, 4-)
[2016-05-22 19:18:05] <Nemi> Nothing else of note on the deck. There's a switch to open the doors to the main hold, probably the dumping area for caught fish.
[2016-05-22 19:18:14] <madness_> ".. Gross." Jo takes out his flashlight and tries poking at the skin that seems rooted to the desk with it.
[2016-05-22 19:18:44] <Wogglebug> Samuel kneels by the man and waves his hand in front of the man's eyes. He's grimacing a good bit.
[2016-05-22 19:19:09] <Nemi> It squishes and deforms, as if terribly soft. The man doesn't react. Just sits, breathes, as the sack pulsates.
[2016-05-22 19:19:43] <Talonair> "Likely brain dead. Or totally catatonic."
[2016-05-22 19:20:01] <Wogglebug> "Should we… ? I mean, just, Jesus."
[2016-05-22 19:20:31] <Talonair> She shakes her head, grimacing
[2016-05-22 19:20:32] <SpookyBee> "… Up to you, I guess. Kit..?" She looks over at her red-headed friend.
[2016-05-22 19:20:50] <Talonair> "As much as I want to put him out of his misery, we can't risk causing anything."
[2016-05-22 19:20:59] <madness_> "Think he can still feel?" Jo switches on the flashlight and holds it to the membranous sack, trying to illuminate what may lie within.
[2016-05-22 19:21:08] <Talonair> "And the research staff will probably want to study him."
[2016-05-22 19:21:17] <Wogglebug> Samuel nods. "Let's get moving, then."
[2016-05-22 19:21:23] <Talonair> "And if he's catatonic? He can absolutely feel."
[2016-05-22 19:21:34] <Wogglebug> "If we get separated we rendezvous at the boat."
[2016-05-22 19:21:39] <SpookyBee> "Probably too waterlogged, his nerves are probably more like spaghetti than anything alive."
[2016-05-22 19:21:46] <Wogglebug> "And if whatever happens to him happens to one of us…"
[2016-05-22 19:21:52] <Nemi> Jo, PERC.
[2016-05-22 19:21:59] <Wogglebug> Samuel raises his eyebrows a bit.
[2016-05-22 19:22:04] <madness_> 4df+4 eyes please dont fail me now
[2016-05-22 19:22:05] <Glacon> madness_: eyes please dont fail me now: 4 (4df+4=4-, 0, 3+, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:22:08] <Talonair> "We put the other out of their misery."
[2016-05-22 19:22:55] <Nemi> Jo: Hard to say exactly, but you can see highlighted with your flashlight something.. rrrrroughly humanshaped?
[2016-05-22 19:23:04] <Nemi> Curled up in a tiny ball.
[2016-05-22 19:23:27] <madness_> ".. it's like there's a tiny fetus in here.. It's definitely an egg of some sort."
[2016-05-22 19:23:49] <SpookyBee> "… Looks like I was right." Kat looks at Samuel, raising an eyebrow.
[2016-05-22 19:23:58] <Talonair> "Don't touch it."!
[2016-05-22 19:24:00] <Talonair> -!
[2016-05-22 19:24:01] <Nemi> Fetus? No, it's- Almost humansized.
[2016-05-22 19:25:31] <Nemi> What do you all do?
[2016-05-22 19:25:45] <Talonair> Kit heads for the cargo hold doors
[2016-05-22 19:25:59] <Wogglebug> Samuel is avoiding looking at any more half-dead folks. He's keeping lookout around the deck.
[2016-05-22 19:26:24] <Nemi> There's a button on a little stand nearby to open the hold!
[2016-05-22 19:26:25] <SpookyBee> Katya looks for a way into the ship!
[2016-05-22 19:26:32] <madness_> "It's huuuuge. I'm not touching it, relax. Just shedding some light on… whatever this is. Pretty much a curled up person in there.." He squints, before standing up and stowing away his flashlight! But not before wiping the part he touched the half-dead dude with on a fish.
[2016-05-22 19:26:33] <Nemi> There's also the two doors to the cabin I mentioned before!
[2016-05-22 19:26:48] <Talonair> "Let's check out the cabin before the hold."
[2016-05-22 19:26:50] <Nemi> The fish are also squishy and partly decaying.
[2016-05-22 19:27:09] <Nemi> The smell here is pretty intense. Salt, sea, rotting fish.
[2016-05-22 19:27:20] <Wogglebug> "Should probably not all rush in. Might be a trap."
[2016-05-22 19:27:38] <SpookyBee> "I'm going to check those doors…"
[2016-05-22 19:28:08] <madness_> Jo scrunches his nose, before heading over to the cabin doors.
[2016-05-22 19:28:13] <Wogglebug> Samuel heads over to the cabins as well.
[2016-05-22 19:28:14] <Talonair> Kit is covering the cabin door!
[2016-05-22 19:28:22] <Wogglebug> "I'll go in."
[2016-05-22 19:28:33] <SpookyBee> Katya heads over, her pistol up.
[2016-05-22 19:28:39] <Talonair> "Got you covered."
[2016-05-22 19:29:12] <SpookyBee> "I've got some recon experience, want me to take head?"
[2016-05-22 19:29:15] <Wogglebug> Samuel nods and goes to open the door.
[2016-05-22 19:29:22] <Nemi> The doors are, as mentioned before, crusted with barnacles, some unidentified organic material- wait, that's new- and coral growths. It might take a little effort to pull open. STR.
[2016-05-22 19:30:03] <Wogglebug> 4df+4 Samuel's wishing he brought gloves.
[2016-05-22 19:30:04] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Samuel's wishing he brought gloves.: 4 (4df+4=3+, 4-, 4-, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:30:48] <Nemi> With a heavy and a horrible sound of whining metal and cracking coral, the door is pulled open. The scent that emanates is truly incredible; MDEF, all.
[2016-05-22 19:31:07] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 >:U
[2016-05-22 19:31:08] <Glacon> Wogglebug: >:U: 5 (4df+5=4-, 4-, 3+, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:31:10] <Talonair> 4df+3
[2016-05-22 19:31:11] <Glacon> Talonair: 2 (4df+3=4-, 0, 3+, 4-)
[2016-05-22 19:31:17] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 MDEF
[2016-05-22 19:31:17] <Glacon> SpookyBee: MDEF: 3 (4df+4=0, 0, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:31:25] <madness_> 4df+5 (+3 if Asian)
[2016-05-22 19:31:25] <Glacon> madness_: (+3 if Asian): 2 (4df+5=4-, 4-, 0, 4-)
[2016-05-22 19:31:38] <Nemi> Alas, this horrendous odour is not Asian.
[2016-05-22 19:31:45] <madness_> Darn.
[2016-05-22 19:32:25] <Nemi> Kit and Jo, the initial burst of scent is enough to make you, rather violently, lose your lunch. Retching and vomitting on the deck follows. Kat feels STRONGLY TEMPTED to vomit, but perhaps the liquifaction of her internal organs keeps her from doing so. Small mercies. Sam, you've smelled worse in the war.
[2016-05-22 19:32:37] <Talonair> How undignified
[2016-05-22 19:33:00] <SpookyBee> Katya groans, wiping her forehead. "Dear gods…"
[2016-05-22 19:33:01] <Wogglebug> "Christ. That's something awful. You two going to be okay?"
[2016-05-22 19:33:25] <Talonair> "Yep, just…" *HURGBGBL*
[2016-05-22 19:33:33] <Wogglebug> "Gotcha. Take your time."
[2016-05-22 19:33:37] <madness_> Jo wipes his mouth before giving a thumbs up and a slow nod. Then throws up again.
[2016-05-22 19:34:33] <Wogglebug> Samuel just keep watch for anything that might attack while the others vomit.
[2016-05-22 19:34:43] <Talonair> "Ok, I'm good now."
[2016-05-22 19:34:57] <Wogglebug> "Right. I'll move in."
[2016-05-22 19:35:00] <Talonair> She swils water from her canteen around her mouth and spits it out to wash her mouth out
[2016-05-22 19:35:01] <Nemi> Moreover, it casts the grey pseudo-light over the interior of the cabin. This must have been the shared common space, under the bridge, where men'd sleep in hammocks or on mats and cots arrayed out in the fairly tight space. There's nautical 'stairs' up to the bridge above; this space has cooking implements, a central table, and the like, as well as a set of nautical stairs down. And
[2016-05-22 19:35:01] <Nemi> a thick coating of partly calcified, coral-like growths all over every surface. What isn't is smeared with rotten material. In one chair, fused to it by his own bloated flesh, is another man, and another is fused to a wall and the hammock that wraps about him like netting, through which necrotic flesh is forced through like a seive.
[2016-05-22 19:35:04] <SpookyBee> "Let's head in… We're over this shit now, puking's just gonna make it worse."
[2016-05-22 19:35:30] <Nemi> Both bodies have signs of having the 'sacks' that the still-'living' one on the deck had. THeirs are empty, leaving most of their chest cavities empty as well.
[2016-05-22 19:35:39] <Wogglebug> Samuel heads in, sweeping slowly, watching for anything that might jump.
[2016-05-22 19:36:10] <Wogglebug> Samuel looks over. Do these ones show any signs of life?
[2016-05-22 19:36:15] <Talonair> "… Whatever was in the one back there, these ones have hatched."
[2016-05-22 19:36:20] <SpookyBee> "… Jesus… Nasty.""
[2016-05-22 19:36:50] <madness_> Jo scans around, making sure their flank is covered to the best of his ability. "Let's just hope they haven't stuck around."
[2016-05-22 19:37:15] <Wogglebug> "It's like something out of a horror flick."
[2016-05-22 19:37:18] <Nemi> Nope. They're very dead.
[2016-05-22 19:37:29] <Talonair> "Whatever happened must have happened quickly."
[2016-05-22 19:37:37] <Wogglebug> "Can only hope."
[2016-05-22 19:37:40] <Talonair> "Or they went willingly."
[2016-05-22 19:38:03] <Nemi> And nothing of else jumps out. This was the shared living area for the men on board, probably six in all. ANd it's true- they look remarkably at-peace where they are. Fishbones are strewn about near each corpse.
[2016-05-22 19:38:05] <SpookyBee> "Willingly? Maybe some kind of hypno-monster getting the jig on with people's bellies?"
[2016-05-22 19:38:37] <Wogglebug> "Could be anything. Let's hope we can find it before it gets to anyone else."
[2016-05-22 19:38:45] <Talonair> Kit nods. "So, hold?"
[2016-05-22 19:38:52] <Wogglebug> Is there anywhere else in the cabins to look? Any doors or anything?
[2016-05-22 19:39:15] <Nemi> There's, as noted in the big descripto, the nautical stairs up and the stairs down. There's little lockers and stuff too.
[2016-05-22 19:39:23] <SpookyBee> "How big are holds on ships this size, usually?"
[2016-05-22 19:39:40] <Talonair> (Oh!)
[2016-05-22 19:39:41] <Wogglebug> "We should check the stairs. Lockers, too. Might be some evidence."
[2016-05-22 19:39:49] <madness_> Jo goes to check the lockers! Making sure his gun is pointed at them in case of scary sea things.
[2016-05-22 19:39:53] <Wogglebug> Samuel goes over to the lockers, to check those for evidence.
[2016-05-22 19:39:55] <Talonair> "Fairly expansive." She covers the stairs for now
[2016-05-22 19:39:59] <SpookyBee> Katya heads to lockers!
[2016-05-22 19:40:17] <SpookyBee> In response to Kit's answer; "… Maybe we shouldn't check the hold until last minute, then."
[2016-05-22 19:40:30] <Talonair> She nods, focussed on the stairs for now
[2016-05-22 19:40:55] <Wogglebug> Samuel starts opening lockers, from the side, hoping nothing pops out.
[2016-05-22 19:41:15] <Nemi> Opening each locker is rewarded with a splosh of rancid seawater along with personal effects. A locket with a picture of a woman, photographs of the crew and their families, spare clothes and coats and such, along with yet more random dead and dying sea life. The smell remains dreadful.
[2016-05-22 19:41:35] <SpookyBee> "I'm going to apply D&D logic and assume there's something big and nasty in the hold… Or treasure. Lots of treasure."
[2016-05-22 19:41:47] <Talonair> "…" Kit sighs
[2016-05-22 19:41:52] <Wogglebug> "We should collect the personal effects. Can at least ID the dead."
[2016-05-22 19:42:01] <Wogglebug> Samuel gives Katya a concerned, confused look.
[2016-05-22 19:42:53] <SpookyBee> "What, you've never played Dungeons and Dragons?" Kat looks about for ID's, taking Samuel's advice!
[2016-05-22 19:42:54] <madness_> Jo sets to cleaning and collecting said personal and such to the best of his ability! "On it."
[2016-05-22 19:42:58] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 pls
[2016-05-22 19:42:59] <Glacon> SpookyBee: pls: 3 (4df+4=4-, 0, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:43:34] <Talonair> Kit is standing guard
[2016-05-22 19:43:44] <Wogglebug> "Never heard of it. Let's just deal with this."
[2016-05-22 19:44:05] <SpookyBee> "Mmmmhmm…"
[2016-05-22 19:44:12] <Wogglebug> Samuel goes to check outside quickly, just as a precaution. Make sure nobody's following them.
[2016-05-22 19:44:13] <Nemi> There's enough to identify six men! Which would probably be the full crew complement.
[2016-05-22 19:44:22] <Nemi> Sam: PERC, real quick.
[2016-05-22 19:44:35] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 I will arrest the world
[2016-05-22 19:44:36] <Glacon> Wogglebug: I will arrest the world: 6 (4df+5=0, 3+, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:47:44] <Nemi> Sam: The body you left on the deck? The sack's burst, and empty. He's no longer moving, you can tell from a glance, and a trail of slime and organic muck trails over the edge of the boat.
[2016-05-22 19:48:09] <Wogglebug> "Oh Jesus."
[2016-05-22 19:48:21] <Talonair> "Problem?"
[2016-05-22 19:48:30] <madness_> "What happened?"
[2016-05-22 19:48:39] <Wogglebug> He heads back in. "Looks like the guy on deck burst open or something, there's a trail leading off the side of the ship."
[2016-05-22 19:49:00] <Wogglebug> "We should check it out, it might have gone for the boat, whatever it is."
[2016-05-22 19:49:21] <SpookyBee> "I can head back to the boat…" Kat nods.
[2016-05-22 19:49:32] <Nemi> Still the bridge and the hold to go.
[2016-05-22 19:49:54] <Wogglebug> "Let's not split up. We can all go. It's right outside."
[2016-05-22 19:50:12] <Talonair> Kit nods. "Back to the boat then."
[2016-05-22 19:50:14] <SpookyBee> "Right. Then back to investigating."
[2016-05-22 19:50:52] <Wogglebug> He nods, and follows.
[2016-05-22 19:51:51] <madness_> Jo follows along! "What do you think was in those sacks?"
[2016-05-22 19:52:06] <Talonair> "Fish people."
[2016-05-22 19:52:21] <Nemi> Moving onto the deck, one can see the boat.. It's where you left it. That's convenient. PERC, all.
[2016-05-22 19:52:32] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 PERCEPTIOOON
[2016-05-22 19:52:33] <Glacon> SpookyBee: PERCEPTIOOON: 6 (4df+4=3+, 3+, 3+, 4-)
[2016-05-22 19:52:34] <Talonair> 4df+3 Waaa
[2016-05-22 19:52:35] <Glacon> Talonair: Waaa: 3 (4df+3=3+, 0, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:52:38] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 Special Secure eyes
[2016-05-22 19:52:39] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Special Secure eyes: 4 (4df+5=4-, 3+, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:53:30] <madness_> 4df+4 !!
[2016-05-22 19:53:30] <Glacon> madness_: !!: 5 (4df+4=3+, 0, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:55:15] <Nemi> Jo and Kat both notice- by which one means, hear- something large splashing lightly into the water over the edge and disappearing from sight into the depths. Everyone makes out a faint sound, almost like wordless female singing, coming from - somewhere. Everywhere, almost, echoing through the mists around the ship.
[2016-05-22 19:56:03] <Talonair> "….. Careful."
[2016-05-22 19:56:05] <Wogglebug> "Is that singing?"
[2016-05-22 19:56:11] <SpookyBee> "… Humming?" Katya approaches the rail, looking about. That's all she could place it on. Humming.
[2016-05-22 19:56:41] <madness_> "Something big just splashed into the water."
[2016-05-22 19:57:01] <Nemi> MDEF, all.
[2016-05-22 19:57:10] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 LADY BRAINS
[2016-05-22 19:57:11] <Glacon> SpookyBee: LADY BRAINS: 3 (4df+4=4-, 0, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:57:16] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 Samuel's concerned
[2016-05-22 19:57:17] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Samuel's concerned: 4 (4df+5=0, 4-, 4-, 3+)
[2016-05-22 19:57:23] <Talonair> 4df+3 (+2 vs fear)
[2016-05-22 19:57:23] <Glacon> Talonair: (+2 vs fear): 3 (4df+3=4-, 3+, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 19:57:35] <madness_> 4df+5 (+3 if asian)
[2016-05-22 19:57:35] <Glacon> madness_: (+3 if asian): 5 (4df+5=3+, 0, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:02:50] <Nemi> There's a brief compulsion to follow the song into the sea, but the compulsion passes soon as it came. It might be wise to finish searching.
[2016-05-22 20:03:07] <Talonair> "…. Let's finish up quickly."
[2016-05-22 20:03:23] <SpookyBee> "Yeah… Cargo hold?"
[2016-05-22 20:03:43] <Talonair> "Bridge, then the hold."
[2016-05-22 20:03:51] <Wogglebug> "Agreed."
[2016-05-22 20:04:10] <madness_> "Sounds like a plan."
[2016-05-22 20:04:16] <SpookyBee> "Righto… Let's get going." And that she does!
[2016-05-22 20:04:39] <Wogglebug> Samuel follows, watching for threats.
[2016-05-22 20:05:00] <Talonair> Kit leads the way up to the bridge
[2016-05-22 20:06:21] <madness_> Jo follows, occasionally looking over his shoulder in mild paranoia.
[2016-05-22 20:07:58] <Nemi> A quick few steps up the claustrophobic nautical stairs takes the team up into the bridge. There's another body- from the clothing plastered to his bloated carcass, the captain. His head hangs limp to one side, mouth grotesquely wide, like something forced itself in without much care for what happened to his skull. The windows are broken, and the room itself is covered in seaweeds,
[2016-05-22 20:07:59] <Nemi> assorted sea life, and an encrustation of rotten sludge. The smell here, too, is intense and awful. The navigational equipment still seems functional.
[2016-05-22 20:08:22] <Talonair> Kit looks for the captain's log
[2016-05-22 20:08:30] <SpookyBee> Katya inspects his body, then looks into his mouth!
[2016-05-22 20:08:37] <SpookyBee> Maybe there's somethin' there, she don't know.
[2016-05-22 20:08:48] <Wogglebug> Samuel stands watch, looking for danger.
[2016-05-22 20:08:50] <Nemi> PERC then MED, Katya. PERC, Kit.
[2016-05-22 20:08:56] <Nemi> And PERC, too, Sammy-boy.
[2016-05-22 20:08:57] <Talonair> 4df+3 Waaaa
[2016-05-22 20:08:58] <Glacon> Talonair: Waaaa: 2 (4df+3=3+, 0, 4-, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:09:04] <madness_> Jo assists by shining a flashlight into the captain's mouth!
[2016-05-22 20:09:06] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 Guard duty
[2016-05-22 20:09:07] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Guard duty: 5 (4df+5=0, 3+, 0, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:09:19] <Nemi> That'll reduce the difficulty for what Katya's doing!
[2016-05-22 20:09:23] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 PERCEPTION
[2016-05-22 20:09:23] <Glacon> SpookyBee: PERCEPTION: 4 (4df+4=0, 3+, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:09:30] <SpookyBee> 4df+0 I ain't got no med, bruv
[2016-05-22 20:09:31] <Glacon> SpookyBee: I ain't got no med, bruv: 1 (4df+0=3+, 3+, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:09:55] <Nemi> Sam: There's some faint wet, sploatting sounds, like waterlogged flesh on metal, somewhere below and behind you. Deckside.
[2016-05-22 20:10:14] <Nemi> Kit: You- can't really tell. The encrustation of sea life (and sea death) is too thick to get much of use other than that the compass is spinning randomly on its own.
[2016-05-22 20:10:21] <Wogglebug> "Something moving on deck."
[2016-05-22 20:10:40] <Talonair> "… The compass is spinning randomly. It /shouldn't/ do that."
[2016-05-22 20:10:51] <Wogglebug> Samuel draws his gun and covers the entrance.
[2016-05-22 20:11:11] <Nemi> Kat/Jo: This is interesting- it doesn't seem like something forced its way IN so much as something forced his mouth open, violently, and pushed something in. The thing forcing his mouth open? It left sucker-marks in the flesh, dimly discernable despite the rot and saltwater soaking.
[2016-05-22 20:11:38] <Wogglebug> "Watch those windows, Kit."
[2016-05-22 20:11:57] <Talonair> Kit nods. "Someone see if you can find the captain's log."
[2016-05-22 20:11:59] <SpookyBee> Kat looks to Jo. "… Think something's in there?"
[2016-05-22 20:12:40] <Wogglebug> Samuel's sweating. He doesn't like the look of whatever did this.
[2016-05-22 20:12:41] <madness_> ".. eheheh. I don't really wanna find out." And, he swivels and nods to Kit! Jo goes to try and find captain's logs.
[2016-05-22 20:13:11] <Nemi> PERC it, Jo.
[2016-05-22 20:13:14] <Nemi> And PERC again, Sam.
[2016-05-22 20:13:28] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 Nervous
[2016-05-22 20:13:29] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Nervous: 8 (4df+5=3+, 0, 3+, 3+)
[2016-05-22 20:13:31] <madness_> 4df+4 eye see u
[2016-05-22 20:13:32] <Glacon> madness_: eye see u: 2 (4df+4=4-, 0, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:13:33] <Nemi> The soft singing can still be heard, as if from a distance but slowly growing louder. It really is so pretty, isn't it..?
[2016-05-22 20:13:49] <Nemi> Jo: Too much muck, too much coral, too much seaweed. You don't know where to start.
[2016-05-22 20:14:01] <SpookyBee> Katya pulls a knife from her boot. "… I'm thinking it's time for a little in-depth investigation…" Can she cut the captain open?
[2016-05-22 20:14:05] <Nemi> Sam: Something wet and heavy-footed just plopped its way into the cabin downstairs.
[2016-05-22 20:14:19] <Wogglebug> "It's in the cabin. Get armed."
[2016-05-22 20:14:23] <Talonair> "Singing is getting closer."
[2016-05-22 20:14:27] <Nemi> Katya can! She'd also realize that the captain's already been burst from within, hollowing his chest cavity and all.
[2016-05-22 20:14:37] <Talonair> Close range? Kit draws her sword and revolver
[2016-05-22 20:14:41] <SpookyBee> Right :| I totally knew that I am smart.
[2016-05-22 20:14:47] <madness_> ".. there's too much shit around." Jo doubles up on Sam, aiming down the stairs with his FN FAL.
[2016-05-22 20:14:52] <Wogglebug> Samuel moves to cover, if he can, while watching the door.
[2016-05-22 20:14:59] <SpookyBee> "Righto." Kat draws her own blade-and-revolver combo.
[2016-05-22 20:15:10] <Nemi> Incidentally, does anyone present know any Nordic languages? Even German?
[2016-05-22 20:15:24] <Talonair> Kit looks for objects to fortify the door with
[2016-05-22 20:15:45] <Wogglebug> "Jo, keep an eye on the window. Might be a feint." Samuel's whispering, now.
[2016-05-22 20:16:07] <SpookyBee> Katya edges closer to the door!
[2016-05-22 20:16:12] <Nemi> Kit: There's the captain's chair? Maybe the open lockers and shelving .. Oh, no, fused to the wall. Not really much to fortify with..
[2016-05-22 20:16:28] <Talonair> Kit just readies herself then
[2016-05-22 20:16:34] <Talonair> "Should we go on the offense?"
[2016-05-22 20:16:37] <Wogglebug> How high up are they, if they wanted to go through the windows?
[2016-05-22 20:16:49] <SpookyBee> "That usually catches attackers off guard, right? Why not?"
[2016-05-22 20:16:49] <madness_> And so Jo swivels around again, this time to scan the windows. He doesn't get too close to them, of course. Don't want to get grabbed and eaten by something viciously huge and terrifying!
[2016-05-22 20:16:51] <Wogglebug> "I'd rather not rush in."
[2016-05-22 20:17:09] <Wogglebug> "Don't know what it even is."
[2016-05-22 20:17:09] <Talonair> "Hmm…"
[2016-05-22 20:17:25] <Wogglebug> "Remember, we should contain it if we can."
[2016-05-22 20:17:51] <Talonair> She nods
[2016-05-22 20:17:52] <Nemi> At anyrate, there's a low, gurgling voice that mutters out something that sounds very similar to Icelandic, before a pallid thing lurches over into sight at the bottom of the stairwell. It's a bloated, hulking humanoid figure, crusted with barnacles and with a strange growth, like coral and shells and worse all fused together amidst a draping of seaweed, extending from one forearm like
[2016-05-22 20:17:52] <Nemi> a blade. It lifts its head, milky eyes focusing on the group. And Perc, Jo!
[2016-05-22 20:18:14] <madness_> 4df+4 PERC!
[2016-05-22 20:18:15] <Glacon> madness_: PERC!: 7 (4df+4=3+, 3+, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 20:18:42] <Wogglebug> Samuel resists the urge to open fire.
[2016-05-22 20:18:50] <Wogglebug> He starts trying to think up ways he could contain it, with what they have.
[2016-05-22 20:19:00] <Wogglebug> What would that roll be? Is there one?
[2016-05-22 20:20:21] <Nemi> MEL for what limited resources are available, or MED.
[2016-05-22 20:21:19] <Nemi> Jo: Jo spies a couple other deformed things slowly climbing the ten feet or so from the deck up to the shattered prow windows of the trawler. Two, one of whom has a large club-like growth for a hand not unlike some kind of strange fused crab claw overgrown with anemones, and the other which clutches a shank of scrap metal in mostly human fingers.
[2016-05-22 20:21:33] <Wogglebug> 4df+8 Mel w/ containment spec, to find a way to contain it
[2016-05-22 20:21:34] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Mel w/ containment spec, to find a way to contain it: 6 (4df+8=4-, 4-, 3+, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:22:58] <Nemi> Well, it looks humanoid enough- disable the coral blade, bind it, you could probably take it down like a normal human.
[2016-05-22 20:23:30] <Wogglebug> "We just need to disarm and subdue. It looks human enough."
[2016-05-22 20:23:31] <madness_> "Looks like we've got company. Two more of.. those guys coming up. One's got a huge club, the other's got a knife made from.. I think scrap?"
[2016-05-22 20:24:01] <Wogglebug> Samuel hopes he has enough rope.
[2016-05-22 20:24:05] <SpookyBee> Katya turns and looks out. "… Well, now we've got an excuse. We only need one." And with that, she summons her PSYCHIC MIGHT.
[2016-05-22 20:24:15] <Wogglebug> "Three is better."
[2016-05-22 20:24:47] <SpookyBee> 4df+3 Corrupting Whispers - Not that mighty, really… But she'll try. "~Subdue your kin.~" She targets one of the ones coming up at the windows!
[2016-05-22 20:24:48] <Glacon> SpookyBee: Corrupting Whispers - Not that mighty, really… But she'll try. "~Subdue your kin.~" She targets one of the ones coming up at the windows!: 1 (4df+3=4-, 0, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:24:49] <Talonair> Kit is focussed on the one in front of her. "/Safe/ is better."
[2016-05-22 20:24:55] <SpookyBee> ;u;
[2016-05-22 20:25:16] <Wogglebug> Samuel starts psyching himself up to tackle a horrifying sea zombie.
[2016-05-22 20:25:42] <madness_> "If push comes to shove.." Jo looks for a blunt object in lieu of his very stabby knife to thrash around these sea zombie dudes with.
[2016-05-22 20:27:05] <Wogglebug> Is the stairs monster approaching?
[2016-05-22 20:27:23] <Nemi> Jo: You could use the chair, maybe break off a hunk of coral..?
[2016-05-22 20:27:56] <Nemi> The stair monster starts climbing the stairs with a lurching walk, while the two at the window scrabble on in. One slices itself on the broken glass and bleeds salt water and grey-brown sludge.
[2016-05-22 20:28:28] <Talonair> Kit engages the shank one
[2016-05-22 20:28:45] <Wogglebug> How high up is the window?
[2016-05-22 20:29:03] <madness_> Hmm.. He'll probably go with the chair, picking it up with both hands. Jo goes for the crab claw with anemone one!
[2016-05-22 20:29:57] <Nemi> The window? It's only about three feet from the floor.
[2016-05-22 20:30:02] <Nemi> ALRIGHT. COMBAT BEGINS.
[2016-05-22 20:30:19] <Wogglebug> Samuel waits until the stairs on reaches the doorway,at which point he'll attempt to kick it down the stairs.
[2016-05-22 20:30:36] <Nemi> PC TURN. There are THREE creatures, one with a coral blade making its way up the stairs, and two just climbing up into the bridge area, one with a club-arm and the other holding a shank.
[2016-05-22 20:30:58] <Talonair> Kit has by this point opted for her dagger rather than the revolver
[2016-05-22 20:31:18] <Talonair> 4df+7 Guarded attack. Getting a measure for this thing's ability as she goes for disabling wounds
[2016-05-22 20:31:19] <Glacon> Talonair: Guarded attack. Getting a measure for this thing's ability as she goes for disabling wounds: 5 (4df+7=4-, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:31:25] <madness_> Jo's still using the chair!
[2016-05-22 20:31:36] <Wogglebug> Can Samuel roll to ready an attack on the stairs one, for when it's where he wants it?
[2016-05-22 20:31:58] <Nemi> He can!
[2016-05-22 20:32:16] <madness_> 4df+6 Regular attack, as such. If he rolls lower than a 6, the attack automisses! CHAIR vs. CLUB!
[2016-05-22 20:32:16] <Glacon> madness_: Regular attack, as such. If he rolls lower than a 6, the attack automisses! CHAIR vs. CLUB!: 6 (4df+6=0, 0, 3+, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:32:44] <Wogglebug> 4df+4 Readying a kick, which he plans to follow up next round with a separate tackle-grapple
[2016-05-22 20:32:45] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Readying a kick, which he plans to follow up next round with a separate tackle-grapple: 4 (4df+4=4-, 3+, 3+, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:32:55] <SpookyBee> Katya resheathes and reholsters her weapons, and unhooks her whip, letting it loose into a hang.
[2016-05-22 20:33:45] <Wogglebug> The kick would be a planted one, using the doorframe for support.
[2016-05-22 20:35:10] <Nemi> Kit has no issue jamming her knife into the shank-wielding creature's inner elbow, causing it to spasm and drop its shiv! Jo clocks his foe with the chair, though it swings its club-arm and shatters the chair as reply, seemingly hardly bothered. Katya done?
[2016-05-22 20:35:50] <SpookyBee> Katya is waiting for an opening! She's a patient bean.
[2016-05-22 20:36:35] <madness_> "Well, fuck!"
[2016-05-22 20:37:27] <Wogglebug> Samuel wants to yell advice at Jo, but he's too focused on this kick.
[2016-05-22 20:38:40] <Nemi> MONSTERS.
[2016-05-22 20:39:57] <Nemi> The creature coming up the stairs is really too bulky for the space, and so the braced and planted kick catches it firmly in the midsection with a disgusting soft 'squish' that sends it tumbling down the steep half-ladder to land in a heap at the bottom. It's still moving, however.. Kit's opponent, though it's dropped the corroded shiv, swings with its arms, trying to grab onto her!
[2016-05-22 20:39:57] <Nemi> STR, Kit!
[2016-05-22 20:40:16] <Talonair> Can I not roll agility to evade?
[2016-05-22 20:40:34] <Nemi> Jo is having a little harder time, as the creature, moving surprisingly quickly, lunges through to deliver a sweeping back-hand with its club-arm!
[2016-05-22 20:40:38] <Nemi> Kit: You can, but you'd lose your knife.
[2016-05-22 20:40:49] <Talonair> 4df+6 Stronk then
[2016-05-22 20:40:50] <Glacon> Talonair: Stronk then: 7 (4df+6=4-, 3+, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 20:41:44] <Nemi> The creature tries to grab Kit, but it's sluggish and flabby, and despite its strength cannot stop her from wresting her dagger free and stepping out of reach of its grasping arms. Jo, AGI to dodge the swingy arm.
[2016-05-22 20:41:47] <madness_> Jo tries to get under the arm and behind the creature with a quick duck and dash!
[2016-05-22 20:41:48] <madness_> 4df+6
[2016-05-22 20:41:49] <Glacon> madness_: 5 (4df+6=3+, 4-, 0, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:42:29] <Nemi> It's powerful, but slow- Jo darts behind the creature even as it smashes through the captain's chair (and corpse) in its way, and plows into the shelving against the wall as it does.
[2016-05-22 20:42:30] <Nemi> PC turn.
[2016-05-22 20:43:07] <Talonair> 4df+8 Default stance. Kit goes for the tendons in its leg with her rapier
[2016-05-22 20:43:07] <Wogglebug> Samuel, emboldened by his kick, descends the ladder forwards as far as he needs to without hurting himself in the subsequent diving tackle.
[2016-05-22 20:43:08] <Glacon> Talonair: Default stance. Kit goes for the tendons in its leg with her rapier: 9 (4df+8=3+, 4-, 3+, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:43:15] <SpookyBee> 4df+6 Katya tries to hook the clubarm beast's aptly-named club arm with her whip, yanking it towards her out-stretched boot!
[2016-05-22 20:43:16] <Glacon> SpookyBee: Katya tries to hook the clubarm beast's aptly-named club arm with her whip, yanking it towards her out-stretched boot!: 4 (4df+6=4-, 0, 4-, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:43:18] <SpookyBee> ;-;
[2016-05-22 20:43:47] <Wogglebug> 4df+8 Flying tackle into grapple, for the containing
[2016-05-22 20:43:48] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Flying tackle into grapple, for the containing: 8 (4df+8=0, 4-, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 20:44:19] <madness_> Jo heads over to pull on the creature's head and drive it into the wall a fair amount of time before kipping up and driving his knee into where a human's spine should be!
[2016-05-22 20:44:30] <madness_> 4df+6 MEL!
[2016-05-22 20:44:31] <Glacon> madness_: MEL!: 6 (4df+6=3+, 4-, 3+, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:49:58] <Nemi> A lot of things happen at once, here. First off, Kit darts in and slices the thing's tendons- it collapses amidst a splatter of rancid water and fish guts, flailing with its arms. Katya hooks the arm and tugs the club-arm creature her way, leaving it well open for Jo to move on in and proceed to brutally dismantle it. Its soft skull and spin bursts like an overripe melon, splattering
[2016-05-22 20:49:58] <Nemi> both Kat and Jo with foul-smelling fluid. And Samuel? Samuel's boldness catches his creature by surprise- the weight of a strong man impacting it from above after its fall is enough to daze it, letting him hogtie it with haste.
[2016-05-22 20:50:12] <Nemi> All the while, the singing continues from outside. MDEF, all. Combat over.
[2016-05-22 20:50:19] <Talonair> 4df+3 Waaa
[2016-05-22 20:50:20] <Glacon> Talonair: Waaa: 4 (4df+3=3+, 0, 3+, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:50:21] <Wogglebug> 4df+5 Amped up
[2016-05-22 20:50:22] <Glacon> Wogglebug: Amped up: 4 (4df+5=0, 0, 0, 4-)
[2016-05-22 20:50:34] <madness_> 4df+5 don't think this singing is Asian
[2016-05-22 20:50:34] <Glacon> madness_: don't think this singing is Asian: 3 (4df+5=4-, 4-, 0, 0)
[2016-05-22 20:51:27] <SpookyBee> 4df+4 MDEF AAAAAH
[2016-05-22 20:51:27] <Glacon> SpookyBee: MDEF AAAAAH: 5 (4df+4=3+, 4-, 0, 3+)
[2016-05-22 20:51:31] <SpookyBee> Stronk ladybrain.
[2016-05-22 20:51:41] <Nemi> It's more Icelandic, really, despite lack of real words. Despite a brief compulsion to hurl himself out the window and into the waiting water, Jo resists. Everyone else merely feels unsettled.
[2016-05-22 20:53:13] <Wogglebug> Samuel calls up the ladder. "You guys alright? I've got this one tied up."
[2016-05-22 20:53:32] <madness_> "I'm going to take eleven showers when I get back to the site. And burn these clothes, too." Jo wipes his face, before looking to the window and quickly shaking his head to himself.
[2016-05-22 20:53:32] <Talonair> "I'm good!"
[2016-05-22 20:53:35] <Nemi> Visions of the sea, of a yawning chasm beneath the waves and the beckoning, pale hand of a sea-bloated woman, her face hidden behind hair (seaweed?) come to mind to Jo.
[2016-05-22 20:54:33] <Nemi> Kit's crippled creature continues writhing, but club-arm is extremely dead.
[2016-05-22 20:54:42] <Wogglebug> "Did those two make it through?"
[2016-05-22 20:54:44] <Talonair> "Two captured?"
[2016-05-22 20:54:59] <Talonair> "Jo and Ethel are alright, I think."
[2016-05-22 20:55:07] <SpookyBee> "I'm fine!"
[2016-05-22 20:55:15] <Talonair> "One monster very dead."
[2016-05-22 20:55:20] <madness_> He leans heavily on the balls of his feet before coming to and smacking his own head a couple times. ".. Yeah, yeah. Fine here, too. Accidentally killed it too hard."
[2016-05-22 20:55:32] <Wogglebug> "Alright. Grab them, let's get on deck. There could be more, we should move to the open. They don't seem to have guns, so we'll have the advantage."
[2016-05-22 20:55:58] <Wogglebug> Samuel waits till they come down. He just keeps watch until then.
[2016-05-22 20:55:59] <Talonair> Kit nods, heading onto the deck
[2016-05-22 20:56:12] <SpookyBee> Katya heads over!
[2016-05-22 20:57:25] <Wogglebug> Samuel helps move the prisoners and corpse onto the deck, once everyone is together.
[2016-05-22 20:58:05] <Nemi> They're easily enough dragged; though they're squishy and soft, like their flesh is putrefying off their bones. About the weight of an adult man, each of them, perhaps slightly heavier. Not as dense as they look.
[2016-05-22 20:58:12] <madness_> Jo wipes a little of the muck off himself and eyes the sea before turning to everyone else. ".. We're done here? Or.." He looks back to the hold.
[2016-05-22 20:58:22] <Talonair> "We need to check the hold at least."
[2016-05-22 20:58:31] <Nemi> The song is louder, now, taking on different tones- it's almost a lullaby, though the words are a mystery.
[2016-05-22 20:58:38] <Wogglebug> "Yeah."
[2016-05-22 20:58:44] <Wogglebug> "Would rather not leave them alone though."
[2016-05-22 20:58:57] <Wogglebug> "And that singing is starting to get to me."
[2016-05-22 20:59:02] <SpookyBee> Can Katya use her psychic shit to try to Countersong for her team mates?
[2016-05-22 20:59:11] <Nemi> It would be so nice to just- cast yourself to the waves. Sleep…
[2016-05-22 20:59:20] <Nemi> Not likely, Katya.
[2016-05-22 20:59:32] <SpookyBee> Dratz! Foiled again by those pesky Sirens.
[2016-05-22 20:59:37] <Talonair> Kit shakes her head. "Gah, that singing."
[2016-05-22 20:59:44] <Wogglebug> "Might want to get out of here, cut our losses. We're not prepared for more combat."
[2016-05-22 20:59:49] <madness_> "I'll stay with them.. Singing's beginning to give me visions and.. other shit. Maybe we should get out of here while we can.. Call it a day."
[2016-05-22 21:00:03] <Wogglebug> "If you're getting visions we should leave."
[2016-05-22 21:00:19] <Nemi> You could just press the button, open the hold from here on deck. NO need going into that horrid-scented hole.
[2016-05-22 21:00:26] <Wogglebug> "You're more valuable than whatever's in the hold."
[2016-05-22 21:00:34] <Talonair> "We don't have to go in, we can just look."
[2016-05-22 21:00:38] <Talonair> "Get a full report."
[2016-05-22 21:00:39] <SpookyBee> True! "Why not jut check from the deck-entrance?"
[2016-05-22 21:00:54] <Wogglebug> "Alright. But we need to leave."
[2016-05-22 21:01:07] <SpookyBee> Kat heads to the buttttoooon!
[2016-05-22 21:01:38] <Talonair> Kit swaps back to her rifle
[2016-05-22 21:01:46] <madness_> Jo nods, a brief grin from Sam's words. And immediately holds his breath because that stink is something he can go without.
[2016-05-22 21:02:04] <Wogglebug> Samuel moves the prisoners/corpse to a convenient location. He's keeping an eye on Jo. "Hey Jo, try not to shoot anything. Go nonlethal, sort of thing, even if you think you shouldn't. Wouldn't want to tag a teammate if you get mind-controlled."
[2016-05-22 21:02:08] <Talonair> And pulls her shemagh over her mouth
[2016-05-22 21:02:30] <Nemi> Kat presses the button. Somehow, the mechanism still works; there's a deep crack of breaking coral and cracking shells as the double doors slide open, revealing the cleaning and chilling area of the hold below. And …
[2016-05-22 21:03:28] <Wogglebug> Samuel's nervous. They're not equipped for cognitohazards.
[2016-05-22 21:03:56] <madness_> "Yeah, keeping to my hands and whatever's laying around until I can get back to site and checked out."
[2016-05-22 21:05:51] <Nemi> That is an alarming number of human bodies, fused together in a slowly writhing mass of pale, soft flesh. Bristling and pulsing with some perverse false life, sacks and nodules emerge from the sea-ridden mass of carcasses. And atop it all, brushing surprisingly human fingers against one pulsing mass? It's a sea-rotted woman, perhaps, were her hair overgrown with kelp and lengths of
[2016-05-22 21:05:51] <Nemi> scales to hide her face, one arm burst from within into a bouquet of lampreys, long octopoid arms reaching from a burst in her gravid belly and her legs a broken mass of fused flesh trying desperately to be fins. She sings a lullaby to her gestating children, one that echoes out beyond the waves and into the fog all around.
[2016-05-22 21:06:40] <Talonair> "…. Back to the boat."
[2016-05-22 21:06:50] <madness_> ".. She's.. She's the one from my vision! Yep, let's go, I don't.. Yep, gone."
[2016-05-22 21:07:01] <Wogglebug> "Jesus fucking Christ."
[2016-05-22 21:07:08] <Wogglebug> Samuel backs out to the boat, dragging bodies.
[2016-05-22 21:07:16] <Talonair> Kit covers them all!
[2016-05-22 21:07:49] <SpookyBee> Katya heads to the boat! "We need to let the director know about this. Maybe she'll order a scorch."
[2016-05-22 21:08:26] <madness_> Jo assists Samuel to make the process go as fast as possible!
[2016-05-22 21:08:27] <Wogglebug> "A few teams from containment could probably handle it, if they could get the ship into drydock. Would take a while though."
[2016-05-22 21:08:37] <Nemi> With one unconscious and the other crippled and the last dead, the bodies aren't hard to move. The siren does, however, seem to have noticed- she rears up out of the hold on her octopus' arms, them fanning about her like the skirts of a fanciful gown caught in the wind that's picking up. The song is angrier now, tentacles reaching out and tearing into the metal of the ship's hull around
[2016-05-22 21:08:37] <Nemi> her.
[2016-05-22 21:08:52] <Nemi> Fleeing might be very, very wise.
[2016-05-22 21:08:59] <Wogglebug> Samuel continues fleeing.
[2016-05-22 21:09:12] <SpookyBee> Katya does as well, though drawing her blade just in case.
[2016-05-22 21:09:18] <Wogglebug> He doesn't intend to abandon these prisoners though. Samuel's all about prisoners.
[2016-05-22 21:09:31] <Talonair> Kit hits her radio "Command, this is Bowman. Ship contains cognitohazard and suspected biohaza- IT'S OUT OF THE HOLD GOGOGO!" She retreats, firing at the tentacles to keep them at bay if they go for the team
[2016-05-22 21:10:18] <Nemi> The gang's able to bound over the edge and to their motorboat, even with the weird bloated prisoners! And speed away, presumably, with as much haste even as long tentacles lash at the ship and the water around them. Gunning the engine, they'll be able to make their way back to the village with good time, leaving the unnatural fog and cold behind. Sunny Mediterranean water again.
[2016-05-22 21:10:31] <madness_> "Hahahaha, fuck that place."
[2016-05-22 21:10:38] <Nemi> They'll be shipped back home after a full heavy threat response team is dispatched.
[2016-05-22 21:10:40] <Nemi> That was certainly something.
[2016-05-22 21:10:44] <Talonair> Kit speeds away!
[2016-05-22 21:10:45] <Talonair> Indeed!
[2016-05-22 21:10:54] <Nemi> ~Fin haha get it fish have fins too.~
[2016-05-22 21:11:00] <Nemi> ~2XP Apiece.~
[2016-05-22 21:11:09] <Talonair> Woo!
[2016-05-22 21:11:13] <Talonair> Run name?
[2016-05-22 21:11:22] <Nemi> ~2 live and 1 dead IMMATURE DRAUG acquired!~
[2016-05-22 21:11:29] <Nemi> ~Dead sailors' effects acquired!~
[2016-05-22 21:11:50] <Nemi> And probably something like Seaside Picnic or something